Thursday, June 30, 2016

Schatz Holds Tough at Rockford

Donny Schatz Holds Tough at Rockford Speedway

Holds off David Gravel on the final lap to win 11th of the season

ROCKFORD, Ill. - June 29, 2016 - As the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series feature field rounded the final lap of the inaugural Outlaw Clay Classic at Rockford Speedway on Wednesday night, Donny Schatz looked poised to win. But David Gravel was charging and as Schatz rounded the final turns, maneuvering through traffic, Gravel dove low as Schatz hugged the cushion. Side-by-side off the corner, Schatz edged Gravel to score his 11th win of the season.

The history-making victory as the sprint cars kicked off the Outlaw Clay Classic on the normally-paved quarter-mile oval was the 215th victory of Schatz's career.

"Catching someone on that is one thing - getting by them is completely different," Schatz said of Gravel catching him in the final laps. "I don't know if I had a tire going down… but I started getting tight and rolled up and just couldn't turn the corner… we at least got the win."

Parker Price-Miller kicked off the special event by taking the qualifying quick time with a lap of 11.806 seconds. It was the first World of Outlaws quick time for Price-Miller and set the dirt record at the 69-year-old Rockford Speedway which was covered in eight inches of Illinois river clay - the first time the track has ever had dirt on it.

Challenging track conditions set up an especially tough 30-lap inaugural feature for the Outlaws. Schatz led the field to the green with Daryn Pittman, Gravel and Ian Madsen behind.

Schatz opened up a strong lead through the first 10 laps, catching the tail end of the field by lap three.

NASCAR standout and two-time series winner Christopher Bell brought out the first caution of the night. While battling Shane Stewart he got caught in the cushion and ended up on his side.

As the field returned to green Schatz again extended his lead as Madsen tried to get around Gravel for third. One more caution flag flew on lap 16 which bunched the field back up. Madsen and Gravel recommenced their battle but Gravel pulled away.

Taking an aggressive line through a rough turns one and two, Gravel began challenging Pittman in second. Back and forth they battled until Pittman was knocked off kilter through turns one and two. Pittman faded following as Shane Stewart battled past Brad Sweet for third.

With second in his grip Gravel looked to Schatz in the lead. On the second-to-last lap, Schatz got caught up in traffic and Gravel closed the gap. He challenged hard on the closing lap, but Schatz hung on to win.

"It's typically not the type of race track that we're good on but these guys go to work and try to make me as comfortable as they can. I was in the air, sideways, doing wheelies. Some laps I didn't know if I was going to come out the other end. It was a crapshoot."

Schatz rolls out of Rockford with an 86-point lead over Sweet in the championship standings.

For Gravel, the finish continues a strong run through the last month and momentum as the series prepares to kick off the 'Month of Money.'

"I had a shot," Gravel said of his last lap battle with Schatz. "When you enter the corner high and chop down low, you get a really good run down the straightaway and I just tried to poke my nose. Just happy to finish second."

Shane Stewart, who has five wins on the season, notched his 14th podium finish with a strong run from an eighth-place starting position. After Pittman and Madsen struggled late, Stewart took advantage.

"On nights like this you've got to be patient and hopefully some of the guys mess up in front of you and you can take advantage of that and we were able to do that. A podium finish is a great night for us starting eighth. We'll carry this into the weekend and hopefully we can pick up another win."

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Rockford Speedway Notebook

RACE NOTES: Donny Schatz picked up his 11th World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series victory of the season and 215th career win tonight at Rockford Speedway… Jason Johnson was the night's KSE Racing Hard Charger, advancing 10 positions to finish in sixth… Schatz extended his points lead over Brad Sweet to 86… Parker Price-Miller scored his first ever World of Outlaws quick time with a lap of 11.806 seconds. In the track's first ever dirt event, Price-Miller becomes the dirt record holder at the track.

SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz - 11 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Stockton Dirt Track on March 18, Stockton Dirt Track on March 19, Silver Dollar Speedway on April 2, Lincoln Speedway on May 19, Weedsport Speedway on May 22, Lincoln Park Speedway on June 8, Knoxville Raceway on June 11, River Cities Speedway on June 17, Rockford Speedway on June 29); Brad Sweet - 6 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26, Ocean Speedway on April 1, Bakersfield Speedway on April 15, Plymouth Speedway on May 13); Daryn Pittman - 5 (Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27, Perris Auto Speedway on April 16, USA Raceway on April 18, New Egypt Speedway on May 24, Jackson Motorplex on June 24); Shane Stewart - 5 (Arizona Speedway on March 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 23, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 30, Granite City Speedway on June 15, Brown County Speedway on June 19); Joey Saldana - 4 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 22, Jacksonville Speedway on May 4, I-80 Speedway on June 22); David Gravel - 3 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12, Tri-State Speedway on May 14, I-96 Speedway on June 6); Kerry Madsen - 2 (Eldora Speedway on May 6 and 7);Bill Balog - 1 (Beaver Dam Raceway on June 25); Lance Dewease - 1 (Williams Grove Speedway on May 20);Chad Kemenah - 1 (Fremont Speedway on June 3); Jason Johnson - 1 (Placerville Speedway on March 24);Terry McCarl - 1 (Knoxville Raceway on June 10); Jason Sides - 1 (I-30 Speedway on April 26); Greg Wilson - 1 (The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 27).

World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Rockford Speedway; Rockford, Ill..; June 29, 2016.

A-Main - (30 Laps) - 1. 15-Donny Schatz [1]; 2. 5-David Gravel [3]; 3. 2-Shane Stewart [8]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [5]; 5. 83-Joey Saldana [10]; 6. 41-Jason Johnson [16]; 7. 7-Paul McMahan [13]; 8. 2X-Parker Price-Miller [6]; 9. 1S-Logan Schuchart [11]; 10. 9-Daryn Pittman [2]; 11. 12-Daniel Harding [9]; 12. 7S-Jason Sides [12]; 13. 18-Ian Madsen [4]; 14. 13-Clyde Knipp [23]; 15. 14AJ-Wayne Modjeski [24]; 16. 77X-Christopher Bell [14]; 17. 5J-Jeremy Schultz [19]; 18. 17B-Bill Balog [7]; 19. 10V-Matt Vandervere [22]; 20. 2W-Scotty Neitzel [21]; 21. W20-Greg Wilson [15]; 22. 1M-Jim Moughan [17]; 23. 1A-Jacob Allen [20]; 24. 5K-Brian Kristan [18]. Lap Leaders: Donny Schatz 1-30. KSE Hard Charger Award: 41-Jason Johnson [+10]

Qualifying - 1. 2X-Parker Price-Miller, 11.806; 2. 49-Brad Sweet, 11.854; 3. 18-Ian Madsen, 11.857; 4. 17B-Bill Balog, 12.037; 5. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.107; 6. 9-Daryn Pittman, 12.161; 7. 83-Joey Saldana, 12.177; 8. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 12.195; 9. 7S-Jason Sides, 12.235; 10. 5-David Gravel, 12.239; 11. 2-Shane Stewart, 12.324; 12. 12-Daniel Harding, 12.398; 13. 5J-Jeremy Schultz, 12.409; 14. 1A-Jacob Allen, 12.446; 15. 5K-Brian Kristan, 12.453; 16. 41-Jason Johnson, 12.469; 17. 1M-Jim Moughan, 12.588; 18. W20-Greg Wilson, 12.593; 19. 10V-Matt Vandervere, 12.660; 20. 13-Clyde Knipp, 12.681; 21. 2W-Scotty Neitzel, 12.903; 22. 14AJ-Wayne Modjeski, 13.155; 23. 23B-Russell Borland, 13.785; 24. 50-Russ Egan, 13.958; 25. 7-Paul McMahan, nt; 26. 77X-Christopher Bell, nt

Heat 1 - (10 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 2X-Parker Price-Miller [1]; 2. 5-David Gravel [4]; 3. 17B-Bill Balog [2]; 4. 83-Joey Saldana [3]; 5. 7-Paul McMahan [9]; 6. 41-Jason Johnson [6]; 7. 5J-Jeremy Schultz [5]; 8. 10V-Matt Vandervere [7]; 9. 14AJ-Wayne Modjeski [8]

Heat 2 - (10 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 49-Brad Sweet [1]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [2]; 3. 2-Shane Stewart [4]; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart [3]; 5. 77X-Christopher Bell [9]; 6. 1M-Jim Moughan [6]; 7. 13-Clyde Knipp [7]; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen [5]; 9. 23B-Russell Borland [8]

Heat 3 - (10 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 18-Ian Madsen [1]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [2]; 3. 12-Daniel Harding [4]; 4. 7S-Jason Sides [3]; 5. W20-Greg Wilson [6]; 6. 5K-Brian Kristan [5]; 7. 2W-Scotty Neitzel [7]; 8. 50-Russ Egan [8]

Dash - (8 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature) - 1. 15-Donny Schatz [2]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [1]; 3. 5-David Gravel [3]; 4. 18-Ian Madsen [4]; 5. 49-Brad Sweet [5]; 6. 2X-Parker Price-Miller [6]

Last Chance Showdown - (12 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 5J-Jeremy Schultz [1]; 2. 1A-Jacob Allen [2]; 3. 2W-Scotty Neitzel [5]; 4. 10V-Matt Vandervere [3]; 5. 13-Clyde Knipp [4]; 6. 14AJ-Wayne Modjeski [6]; 7. 50-Russ Egan [8]; 8. 23B-Russell Borland [7]

Monday, June 27, 2016

DEVIN BEIDEL CAPTURES FIRST CAREER SUPER SPORTSMAN WIN Randy Stoudt Makes in Two Straight in Late Models and Alex Updegraff Takes Second Extreme Win

By Brad Vores for Susquehanna Speedway
YORK HAVEN, PA 6/25/16
Devin Beidel raced to his first career win in Saturday night’s 25-lap Credit Connection Auto Sales Super Sportsman feature at Susquehanna Speedway.

Aboard the Reinford Landscapes, Country Butcher Shop/Weston’s Lawn Care/Pickney Racing Engines/Hilton Lock Service No. 19, the Newville, PA driver started fourth on the grid and raced past early race leader Lanny Hake with three laps complete.

Once taking the top spot, Beidel was able to keep the rest of the field at bay as he scored that elusive first career win.

Scott Dellinger came from his 10th starting spot to secure the runner-up finish ahead of Tom Wyckoff, point leader Scott Geesey who started 14th and Adam Wrey.

Completing the top ten finishers were Kenny Edkin, Jay Fannasy, Paul Miller, Russ Mitten and Tony Jackson. Mitten earned the Hard Charger award after starting 24th using his nephew Timmie Barrick’s race car. Mitten blew the motor in his own No. 77 during heat race action.

Heats for the 30 Super Sportsman were won by Rick Barr, Beidel and Davey Walsh.

In what was billed as one of the best races in history at the track, Boyertown, PA driver Randy Stoudt came away with the win in the 25-lap Precise Racing 358 Late Model feature.

Chase Billet led the first seven laps before Charlie Potts took over. Potts’ lead was short-lived as Billet regained the lead on lap 20 as 10th starting Stoudt and Randy Christine, Jr. went three wide for the top spot as the trio raced through the third and fourth corners during lap 20.

Stoudt gained control of the event with 21 laps complete and drove off from the field to post his second straight and third overall win of the year about the Leinbach Motorsports No. NINE machine.

Billet finished second ahead of Christine with 16th starting DJ Myers coming home fourth ahead of Potts with Steve Billet, Shaun Jones, Sam Gallagher, Travis Mease and Kyle Lear rounding out the top ten.

Potts, Lear and C. Billet won heats for the 25 late models. Jason Nace won the consolation.

Alex Updegraff came from his 11th starting spot to post the win in the 50-lap Xtreme Stock feature. Updegraff’s second win of the year came after taking the lead on lap 32 and driving to the win over Matt Wampler, Brian Rehbein, Michael Smith (who led the first 31 laps) and John Frye.

Susquehanna Speedway returns to action  on Saturday July 2 with a huge racing program highlighted by the Firecracker 40 presented by Dellingers Auto Body for the Credit Connection Auto Sales Super Sportsman and the Topless 40 for Late Models sponsored by Harbaugh Amusement Machine and Creekside Auto Sales. The Street Stocks are also on the July 2 program and it will also be EMMR Night at the speedway. .Pits open at  2PM with grandstands opening at 4PM and racing beginning at 7PM.

Fans are reminded to check out for the latest news and results and follow Susquehanna Speedway on Twitter and Facebook.


1. Devin Beidel, 2. Scott Dellinger, 3. Tom Wyckoff, 4. Scott Geesey, 5. Adam Wrey, 6. Kenny Edkin, 7. Jay Fannasy, 8. Paul Miller, 9. Russ Mitten, 10. Tony Jackson, 11. Bruce Buckwalter, Jr. 12. Mike Enders, 13. Steve Wilbur, 14. Lanny Hake, 15. John Stoll, Jr., 16. Justin Foster, 17. Nate Young, 18. Gregg Foster, 19. Rich Eichelberger, 20. Steve Fannasy, 21. Troy Hockenberry, 22. Davey Walsh, 23. Chad Criswell, 24. Rick Barr.
Did Not Qualify: Russ Lebo, Troy Rhome, Doug Dodson, Timmie Barrick, Austin Lorah, Bill Brown.

1. Randy Stoudt, 2. Chase Billet, 3. Randy Chrstine, Jr., 4. DJ Myers, 5. Charlie Potts, 6. Steve Billet, 7. Shaun Jones, 8. Sam Gallagher, 9. Travis Mease, 10. Kyle Lear, 11. Brad Shank, 12. Matt Murphy, 13.  Donnie Farling, 14. Sam Rial, 15. Dave Latsha, 16. Zach Kauffman, 17. Patrick McClane, 18. DJ Groft, 19. Steve Batdorf, 20. Jason Nace, 21. Dan Zechman, 22. Jake Jones, 23. Cameron Benyou, 24. Bobby Beard.
Did Not Qualify: Andy Snyder.

1. Alex Updegraff, 2. Matt Wampler, 3. Brian Rehbein, 4. Michael Smith, 5. John Frye, 6. Adam Smith, 7. Matthew Hays, 8. Jerry Blauch, 9. Kirby Sites, 10. Tonya Lance, 11. Kyle Emig, 12. Johnny Palm, 13. Ronnie Buck, 14. Davey Nestor, 15. Joey Racine.


The start was crucial according to winner Davie Franek, of Wantage, N.J.,  after the Newville Family of Companies 360 Sprint Car feature was over. Franek marked his second straight win at the speedway as well as his second Firecracker 30 win in a row Saturday night at Selinsgrove Speedway.
Franek went by Mark Smith in turn four on the first lap and never relinquished the race lead. A great battle for third between Larry Kelleher, Matt Campbell, and Derek Locke was interrupted by a yellow flag on lap 10. The field was brought back to Franek's rear bumper and Mark Smith pulled even with Franek on the restart, but quickly settled back into second. Smith would stay there until the checkered flag. Locke worked by Kelleher for third. Eric Tomecek rounded out the top five finishers. Jason Schultz was sixth followed by the IBEW Local Union 1319 hard charger Nate Snyder. Matt Campbell took the top honors for the 358 engine competitors from Newville Family of Companies and Campbell finished eighth with Michael Walter and Jim Shuster the top ten finishers.

Franek and Campbell were the sprint car heat race winners.

Coleby Frye picked a good number to allow the 0 car to start at the front. His goal was to stay there for the full 25 laps in the second race of the Moon Shine Camo Route 35 Challenge Series. Frye looked to be the car to beat while Bryan Bernheisel and Jeff Rine ran second and third.

Bernheisel kept Frye in his sights, but was not able to close in until a yellow flag on lap 15 changed the whole outlook on the race. Frye got out of shape on the restart and the top three drivers went three wide on the restart. Frye and Bernheisel made contact and Rine flew into the race lead.

 Rine led a hard charging Chad Hollenbeck when another yellow flag bunched up the field on lap 23. Rine was in search of his 100th career Selinsgrove feature win when the green flag flew. Rine got away from Hollenback on the start and never looked back taking win 100. It was Rine's fourth win of the season.

 Hollenbeck finished in second with Andy Haus rounding out the podium finishers. Bernheisel finished in fourth. Tim Wilson gained a bunch of spots at  the end to finish in fifth. Danny Snyder, Steve Campbell, Coleby Frye, Dylan Yoder, and Mike Lupfer rounded out the top ten finisher. Heat race wins went to Frye, Snyder, and Rine. Jason Smith was the consolation winner.

Lori Croop led the A&A Auto Stores Pro Stocks to the green flag for the popular stock division’s  feature event on Saturday night. Croop led the first two laps before ninth place starter Brad Mitch jumped to the inside on the home stretch to take the top spot. Mitch went Amuch of the race unchallenged, but a late race restart gave the field a shot to take the race win away from Mitch.

Tommy Slanker restarted second with one lap to go after grabbing the spot from Matt Wilson. Slanker followed Mitch into turn one and used the inside to challenge Mitch coming to  the checkered flag out of turn four. Mitch held on for his second win of the season and his 21st of his career at Selinsgrove Speedway.  

Slanker finished in second followed by Wilson. Jason Zook drove the s8 to a fourth place finish after starting 11th. Jake Buck had a strong run to round out the top five finishers. The top ten finishers included Jim Payne, Matt Hornberger, Jeff Ceballa, Nate Herman, and Peanut Heintzelman. There was a pair of new heat race winners for the Pro Stocks on Saturday when Matt Wilson and John Troxell took checkered.

Ryan Leister was challenged for much of the Roadrunner feature by Keith Bissinger. Even on the final tour of the track Bissinger kept the pressure on Leister. Leister power around the final corner and grabbed the final checkered flag of the evening. Bissinger came home in second. Two-time winner this year Dustin Snook, Ray Zook, and Corey Kepner rounded out the five finishers.

There will be no racing next Saturday (July 2nd) at the Speedway. Sunday, July 3, will be race day at 7:30 p.m. with the 410 Sprint Car Speedweek Finale plus the 305 Sprint Cars and the Pro Stocks have been added in a non-point event. The race will pay tribute to Jan Opperman and Dick Bogar.

Saturday, July 9th, is the rescheduled PEPSI Pack the Track night $5 general admission plus Kids Night featuring the 360 Sprint Cars, Late Models, Pro Stocks, and Roadrunners. There will also be kids bike, big wheel, and power wheels races.


360 Sprints – 19 Entries

30-Lap A-Main:  1) 28F Davie Franek  2) 1 Mark Smith  3) 77 Derek Locke  4) 76 Larry Kelleher  5) 1W Eric Tomecek  6) 29 Jason Shultz  7) 39 Nate Snyder 8) 16 Matt Campbell  9) 33 Michael Walter  10) C4 Jim Shuster  11) 49S Mallie Shuster  12) 5W Phil Walter  13) 66 Ryan Kissinger  14) 71C Charlie Anderson  15) 706 Mark Sasso   16) 38 Scott Wilson 17) 67 Jason Cherry  18) 98 Sammy Sebedra  19) 99K Cody Keller DNS

Heat Winners:  Davie Franek, Matt Campbell

Late Models – 29 Entries

25-Lap A-Main:  1) 2J Jeff Rine  2) 4D Chad Hollenbeck  3) 76 Andy Haus  4) 119B Bryan Bernheisel  5) 3 Tim Wilson  6) 4S Danny Snyder  7) 2 Steve Campbell  8) 0 Coleby Frye  9) 24 Dylan Yoder  10) 06 Mike Lupfer  11) 9 Hayes Mattern  12) 2 Andrew Yoder  13) Z14 Dave Brouse Sr.  14) 7M Meade Hahn  15) 50R Cody Robbins  16) 10 Dave Stamm  17) 88 Tony Adams  18) 28  Jason Smith  19) 99Z Dave Zona  20) 17 Nick Dickson  21) 86 Austin Berry  22) 33C Chris Casner  23) 1 Gene Knaub  24) 4P Patrick Bryner

Heat Winners: Coleby Frye, Danny Snyder, Jeff Rine

B-Main Winner:  Jason Smith

Pro Stocks – 20 Entries

15-Lap A-Main:  1) 10M Brad Mitch  2) 40 Tommy Slanker  3) 83 Matt Wilson  4) 8S Jason Zook  5) 11 Jake Buck  6) 4 Jim Payne  7) 88 Matt Hornberger  8) 28J Jeff Ceballo  9) 6 Nate Herman  10) 99 Peanut Heintzelman  11) 71 Kurt Wray  12) 55 Lori Croop  13) 8M Brandon Moser  14) 89 John Schoch  15) 14C Bill Conrad  16) 19 Brandon Auman  17) 55T John Troxell  18) 70J Jeff Schreffler  19) 33 Curtis Lawton

Heat Winners:  John Troxell, Matt Wilson

Roadrunners – 12 Entries

12-Lap A-Main:  1) 14 Ryan Leister  2) 11B Keith Bissinger  3) 15 Dustin Snook  4) 28 Ray Zook  5) 12 Corey Kepner  6) 1 Smith Cope  7) 201 Brian Johnson   8) 7 Butch Shaffer  9) 32 Ken Schreffler  10) 12 Tom Underwood  11) 44 Jim Collier  12) 28 Miranda Minium DNS

Exciting Finish Brings Matt Tanner Lucas Oil ESS Glory at Merrittville

THOROLD, ONT – Matt Tanner needed nearly every lap in Saturday night’s Lucas Oil Super Sprint/Mach 1 Chassis A-Main at the Merrittville Speedway to put himself out in front of the field.  The Stephentown, N.Y., driver worked and worked to get to the front and finally secured the top spot in the Gary Cunningham Memorial with just two of laps to go.

That wasn’t the end of the fight for Tanner as he had to navigate traffic while not surrendering the lead back to upstart Ryan Turner.  At the end it was Tanner picking up the $2,350 winner’s share in the Einstein Construction Group Canadian Series event over Turner for his first win since August of last season at the I-88 Speedway.

“This is great,” Tanner said.  “We’ve struggled so bad this year.  We’ve had some super-fast race cars.  We were here earlier in the year and we thought we had a win, but we gave it away.  It feels good to finally take a fast race car and put it in victory lane.”

Steve Poirier started on the pole with Parker Evans alongside.  Evans gained the advantage on the top of turns one and two but that was the end of their battle as before a lap was concluded contact between them sent Evans tumbling in turn four.  Evans night was over and Poirier was relegated to the rear.

This now put Jordan Poirier on the point with Stan Zanchin flanking him to the outside.  Jordan gained the lead on lap one before Turner got a run on the inside to take the position on lap two.  Jordan then shot back around Turner to lead lap three.

Turner remained patient while parking his No. 91 on the inner part of the surface.  Jordan continued to work the cushion.  Turner’s lane proved to be faster allowing him to retake the top spot on lap nine.

Turner opened up a slight lead on Jordan before caution slowed the pace of the action on lap 12 as Zanchin spun in turn four.  This set up a double-file restart.  Racing went back to green with Turner holding off the challenges of Jordan with Tanner joining the fray from his 12thplace starting spot.

As the laps clicked off on the three-eighths mile oval, Tanner ran the middle lane with Turner low and Jordan on the cushion.  The three drivers never deviated from there line.  That was until the race reached the final few laps.  At that point Tanner decided it was time to make a move.

Twenty-two laps were complete when Tanner was finally able to use slide job in turns one and two to get by Jordan for the runner-up position.  This put him back on the cushion, the line that he had used to work his way into the top three.  From here he tracked down Turner.

“I’d been running the top there but when I got to Jordan we were running the same line,” stated Tanner.  “I could never clear him coming out of four to get up in front of him.  The one time I finally did.  Once I got the top back, the car was so good on the top.”

Tanner made the pass for the lead as the pair exited the fourth turn with only two revolutions of the track remaining.  He barely beat Turner to the line.  That wasn’t the end as they now had to fend off each other while working through cars at the back end of the field.

The while flag came with Tanner working the high line and Turner down low.  They both cleared the slower cars as they exited the second corner.  Tanner remained on the cushion as Turner dove as low as he could to find moisture to propel him back to the lead.  At the line it was Tanner by .473 over Turner for the win.

“It was tough telling where they were going to go because they were racing themselves,” stated Tanner about the traffic.  “Luckily it all played out.  They kind of left the top and that gave me what I needed.  I kind of used a little pick there.  At that I was just hoping that it was over.”

For Turner, of Caistor Centre, Ont., it was his best career finish with the series.  He made every effort to keep Tanner in the runner-up position but came up just short in his quest. “I could hear someone outside of me almost the whole race,” commented Turner.  “I looked ahead with about five to go and I knew it was going to be interesting.  I thought I could get him (Tanner) underneath but I just didn’t have enough.  I’m really happy with this run.  I wish we were sitting up there in first but we’ll take this one.”

Jordan, of St. Mathieu de Beloeil, Que, matched his career best with his second third place finish on the season.  The younger side of the Poirier family was in the mix as well at the checkered just a few car lengths back. “It was fun racing with Matt and Ryan,” mentioned Jordan.  “It was hard in turn four because the track was coming along and getting slick.  I gave it my best so I’m pretty happy with my third.”

Port Colborne, Ont., driver, Dave Dykstra finished fourth in the order while Steve rebounded from the lap one incident to secure the final spot in the top five.

ESS/Merrittville Notes – A total of 30 cars filled the pits in front or a huge crowd at the D-Shaped oval…15 locals drivers joined the Lucas Oil ESS faithful with Jake Brown making his first ever ESS start…The 7-12 Challenge has now been claimed 4 times with Tanner taking the biggest slice of the pie to date at $300…Next up is the Donath Motorworx CNY Speedweek, June 29-July3

Mach 1 Chassis A-Main - Matt Tanner ($2,350), Ryan Turner ($1,050), Jordan Poirier ($825), Dave Dykstra ($630), Steve Poirier ($765), Ryan Susice ($760), Glenn Styres ($455), Jason Barney ($470), Jamie Turner ($460), Paul Kinney ($500), Cory Turner ($410), Jim Huppunen ($345), Brandon Kidd ($300), Jake Brown ($340), Mikey Kruchka ($310), Dylan Westbrook ($330), Tim Axton ($100), Stan Zanchin ($275), Chad Miller ($275), Chris Jones ($275), Dave Axton ($275), Jonathan Preston ($75), Mitch Brown ($300), Parker Evans ($275)

Did Not Qualify - Mike Stelter, Lee Winger, Shawn Donath, Havard Daniels, Scott Sherk, Jim Porter.

Lap Leaders - J. Poirier 1, R. Turner 2, J. Poirier 3-8, R. Turner 9-22, Tanner 23-25.
Car Mate Trailers Heat 1 - Huppunen, S. Poirier, D. Axton, Dykstra, Westbrook, Barney.
Car Mate Trailers Heat 2 - Styres, R. Turner, Miller, M. Brown, Kinney, J. Turner
Car Mate Trailers Heat 3 - J. Poirier, Zanchin, Evans, Tanner, C. Turner, J. Brown,
Doc Magilligan's/Cobra Coaches Dash - Kinney, Westbrook, J. Brown, Barney, R. Turner, J. Turner.
Lacaillade Masonry B-Main - Susice, Kidd, Kruchka, Jones.
Provisonal Starters - Preston, T. Axton.
Bonuses:Doc Magilligan's/Cobra Coaches Dash – Kinney ($100), Westbrook ($75), J. Brown ($50), Barney ($25), C. Turner ($25), J. Turner ($25)
Insinger Fuels Hard Charger – Susice (13 pos.) $50
Engler Machine and Tool Halfway – R. Turner $50
Lacaillade Masonry B-Main – Susice $50
E&V Energy – Tanner and T. Axton $50
Ohsweken Speedway 21st Anniversary – D. Axton $50
Fondations 55 Pick 5 – S. Poirier $35
Beard Sewer and Drain Best Time – Barney, Kruchka, M. Brown $25
Car Mate Trailers Heats – J. Poirier, Styres, Huppunen $25
911 Restoration – J. Turner, C. Turner $25
Lucas Oil ESS 7-12 Challenge – Tanner $300  - $100 at Brewerton June 29th
Hoosier Tires – S. Poirier $200
Vahlco Wheels – Susice $190
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Sunday, June 26, 2016


Bob Stough holds off Chaney and Montgomery for fifth Lincoln Central PA Legends victory

ABBOTTSTOWN, PA 6/25/2016 – Lance Dewease was never really gone. But his performances in a limited number of appearances has amazed even the most doubting fans in 2016.

Dewease started on the pole, followed outside front row starter Lucas Wolfe for the first eight laps, drove by the Zemco #1 in heavy lapped traffic on lap eight to take the lead for good in claiming the $7,000 top prize on what turned out to be opening night of the 26th Annual Pennsylvania Speedweek Saturday night at Lincoln Speedway.

“It’s fun to be back,” said Dewease after scoring his 39th career Lincoln win in 17th Annual Kevin Gobrecht Memorial, “It’s been a long time since they’ve been here, and I haven’t raced here any this year.” It was the first Kreitz car win at Lincoln in ten years.

Once in the lead, Dewease pulled away from the field to a four-second advantage in heavy lapped traffic when the first caution of the event came out for Cory Haas, who made contact with Doug Esh and came to a stop sideways on the back stretch. Haas changed a flat tire and rejoined the race.

Fifth-starting Stevie Smith had worked his way into second for the restart, with Danny Dietrich third after a multi-lap battle with Greg Hodnett.

They were still running first through third when the red flag came out for Gerard McIntyre, who rolled onto his side after contact with Esh on turn four on lap 24.

“The surface is a little different,” said Dewease of his first Lincoln appearance of the year, “We struggled all night. We were pretty good there once we got going. But after that last caution I was just hanging on. I wasn’t that good, and I didn’t know where to run. I saw Stevie and kinda knew where he was probably going to be. When Danny popped to third…you know, he can run anywhere around this place.”

Dietrich found a burst of speed over the final laps to close within two car-lengths of Dewease at the finish, just .284 seconds behind the winner. Smith settled for third, with Hodnett and Wolfe rounding out the top five.

“It’s an honor for me to drive this for Donnie and with Davey working on it,” reflected Dewease, “The whole Kreitz family and the whole crew. We’re just here having fun. It is what it is. We may not have had the best race car we had all year, but we took advantage of a good starting spot here tonight.”

Dewease’s win in the Kevin Gobrecht Memorial gave him the early points lead in the Speedweek series (166), 15 points ahead of Danny Dietrich (151), followed by Hodnett (148), Stevie Smith (143), and Wolfe (135).

Sixth through tenth were 13th-starting Brent Marks, hard charger Aaron Ott (who came from 19th), Brian Montieth, Alan Krimes, and Robbie Kendall.

Fast time in time trials over the 40-car was set by Greg Hodnett with a one-lap time of 13.375-seconds (100.935 MPH). Heats for the sprints were won by Stevie Smith, Jim Siegel, Wolfe, and Krimes. Brock Zearfoss won the B-Main.

Bob Stough won his heat, drew a #6 pill for the feature inversion, and came from sixth to score his fifth career Lincoln win in the Central PA Legends feature.

Stough was the four different leader of the event. Scott Haudeshell led the first two laps from the pole before Lucas Montgomery took the lead on lap three. He led until Mason Chaney wrestled the lead away on lap 16. Stough caught Chaney for the top spot on a lap 19 restart and was scored the leader of the final two laps.

Second through fifth were Chaney, Montgomery, Australian invader Hayden Pascoe, and Travis Perry.

Heats for the 32 Legends were won by Stough, Perry, and Chaney, with Chris McKinney winning the consolation.

Lincoln swings back into action next Saturday night, July 2nd, with the Nouse Signs & Graphics Summer 358 Sprint Series event, PASS/IMCA (305) Sprints, and 600 Xcel Modifieds. Racing gets underway at 7:30 PM, with gates opening at 5:30 PM.
Saturday, June 25, 2016
Abbottstown, PA
17th Annual Kevin Gobrecht Memorial
410 Sprint Feature Finish (30 Laps) – 1. 69K-Lance Dewease ($7,000); 2. 48-Danny Dietrich; 3. 51S-Stevie Smith; 4. 27-Greg Hodnett; 5. 1-Lucas Wolfe; 6. 19M-Brent Marks; 7. 25-Aaron Ott; 8. 21-Brian Montieth; 9. 87-Alan Krimes; 10. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 11. 15-Adam Wilt; 12. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 13. 59-Jim Siegel; 14. 11C-Cory Haas; 15. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 16. 07-Doug Esh; 17. 23-TJ Stutts; 18. 17W-Bryan Clauson; 19. 52-Austin Hogue; 20. 2D-Chase Dietz; 21. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss; 22. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr. (DNF); 23. 8-Billy Dietrich (DNF); DNS – 2W-Glenndon Forsythe. No Time

Lap Leaders – Lucas Wolfe (1-8), Lance Dewease (9-30)

410 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps/5 to qualify) - 1. 51S-Stevie Smith; 2. 27-Greg Hodnett; 3. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 4. 25-Aaron Ott; 5. 15-Adam Wilt; 6. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 7. 74-Dwayne Gutshall; 8. 21T-Scott Fisher; 9. 39-Anthony Macri; 10. 10K-Joe Kata, III. Time – 2:26.030

410 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps/5 to qualify) - 1. 59-Jim Siegel; 2. 11C-Cory Haas; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich; 4. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 5. 52-Austin Hogue; 6. 2D-Chase Dietz; 7. 12B-Brad Frank; 8. 99M-Kyle Moody; 9. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss; 10. 83-Cody Fairchok. Time – 2:25.912

410 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps/5 to qualify) - 1. 1-Lucas Wolfe; 2. 19M-Brent Marks; 3. 17W-Bryan Clausen; 4. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 5. 07-Doug Esh; 6. 1X-Chad Trout; 7. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 8. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 9. 5-Tyler Ross; 10. 12W-Troy Fraker. Time – 2:31.896

410 Sprint Heat Four Finish (10 laps/5 to qualify) - 1. 87-Alan Krimes; 2. 21-Brian Montieth; 3. 23-TJ Stutts; 4. 8-Billy Dietrich; 5. 69K-Lance Dewease; 6. 94-Ryan Smith; 7. 75-Frankie Herr; 8. 4-John Rudisill; 9. 3B-Randy Baughman; 10. 12-Mike Bittinger. Time – 2:32.876

B-Main Finish (12 Laps/4 to qualify) – 1. 3z-Brock Zearfoss; 2. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 3. 2D-Chase Dietz; 4. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 5. 94-Ryan Smith; 6. 5-Tyler Ross; 7. 1X-Chad Trout; 8. 75-Frankie Herr; 9. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 10. 10K-Joe Kata, III; 11. 74-Dwayne Gutshall; 12. 99M-Kyle Moody; 13. 83-Cody Fairchok; 14. 12W-Troy Fraker; 15. 12B-Brad Franks; 16. 4-John Rudisill; 17. 39-Anthony Macri; 18. 21T-Scott Fisher. No Time

Time Trial Results - 1. 27-Greg Hodnett, 13.375-seconds (100.935 MPH); 2. 48-Danny Dietrich, 13.528; 3. 1-Lucas Wolfe, 13.610; 4. 69K-Lance Dewease, 13.629; 5. 51s-Stevie Smith, 13.727; 6. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe, 13.753; 7. 55K-Robbie Kendall, 13.778; 8. 21-Brian Montieth, 13.813; 9. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr., 13.816; 10. 11c-Cory Haas, 13.838; 11. 19M-Brent Marks, 13.846; 12. 23-T.J. Stutts, 13.890; 13. 15-Adam Wilt, 13.937; 14. 59-Jim Siegel, 13.943; 5. 17w-Bryan Clauson, 13.956; 16. 87-Alan Krimes, 13.964; 17. 51-Freddie Rahmer, 14.065; 18. 3z-Brock Zearfoss, 14.068; 19. 07-Doug Esh, 14.073; 20. 8-Billy Dietrich, 14.082; 21. 25-Aaron Ott, 14.093; 22. 52-Austin Hogue, 14.111; 23. 1x-Chad Trout, 14.248; 24. 94-Ryan Smith, 14.354; 25. 21t-Scott Fisher, 14.355; 26. 12b-Brad Franks, 14.362; 27. 5-Tyler Ross, 14.363; 28. 3B-Randy Baughman, 14.392; 29. 39-Anthony Macri, 14.412; 30. 2d-Chase Dietz, 14.464; 31. 1*-Tim Wagaman, 14.504; 32. 75-Frankie Herr, 14.599; 33. 74-Dwayne Gutshall, 14.611; 34. 99m-Kyle Moody, 14.622; 35. 88-Brandon Rahmer, 14.628; 36. 4-John Rudisill, 14.704; 37. 10K-Joe Kata, III, 14.799; 38. 83-Cody Fairchok, 14.934; 39. 12w-Troy Fraker, 15.234; 40. 12-Mike Bittinger, NT.

Central PA Legends:
Legends Feature Finish(20 Laps) – 1. 0-Bob Stough; 2. 8CR-Mason Cheney; 3. 15-Lucas Montgomery; 4. 18AU-Hayden Pascoe; 5. 19-Travis Perry; 6. 15H-Harlon Leppo; 7. 91-Justin Mitchell; 8. 85-Chad Earnst; 9. 83-Jason Gastley; 10. 93-Travis McClelland; 11. 5-Scott Haudeshell; 12. 18-Chris Transeau; 13. 9-Rick Hartwig; 14. 53-Bill Diehl; 15. 43-Tony Mracovich; 16. 79-Ed Trump; 17. 3M-Chris McKinney; 18. 19L-Donnie Leiby; 19. 41-Matt Miller; 20. 7MD-Nate Renfro; 21. X-Justice Forbes; 22. 25-Cody Madison (DNF); 23. 521-Scott Deemer, Sr. (DNF); 24. 13R-Joe Radle (DNF). No Time

Lap Leaders – Scott Haudeshell (1-2); Lucas Montgomery (3-15); Mason Chaney (16-18); Bob Stough (19-20)

Legends Heat One Finish (8 laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 07-Bob Stough; 2. 15-Lucas Montgomery; 3. 85-Chad Earnst; 4. 18-Hayden Pascoe; 5. 53-Bill Diehl; 6. X-Justice Forbes; 7. 521-Scott Deamer, Sr.; 8. 19L-Donnie Leiby; 9. 6-Todd Rahley; 10. 22-Reed Salony (DNF); 11. 93-Travis McClelland (DNF). No Time

Legends Heat Two Finish (8 laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 19-Travis Perry; 2. 15H-Harlen Leppo; 3. 43-Tony Mranivich; 4. 13R-Joe Radle; 5. 18-Chris Transeau; 6. 25-Cody Madison; 7. 3-Chris McKinney; 8. 94-Greg Burd; 9. Wayne Welsh; 10. 7MD-Nate Renfro; 11. 41-Matt Miller (DNF). Time – 2:44.72

Legends Heat Three Finish (8 laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 8CR-Mason Cheney; 2. 5-Scott Haudeshell; 3. 91-Justin Mitchell; 4. 83-Jason Gastley; 5. 79-Ed Trump; 6. 9-Rick Hartwig; 7. 8-Robert Shaw; 8. 82-Shaun Aloney; 9. 8-Austin Bellemare; 10. 119K-John Kouti (DNF); 11. 4-Eli Dodge (DNF). No Time

Legends Consi Finish (8 Laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 3M-Chris McKinney; 2. 19L-Donnie Leiby; 3. 93-Travis McClelland; 4. 521-Scott Deemer, Sr.; 5. 41-Matt Miller; 6. 7MD-Nate Renfro; 7. 82. Shaun X; 8. 99-Wayne Welsh; 9. 8-Robert Shaw; 10. 4-Eli Dodge.

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Balog Bests Outlaws at Beaver Dam

Balog Bests Outlaws at Beaver Dam Raceway

Captures first series victory in Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial presented by Karavan Trailers

BEAVER DAM, Wis. - June 25, 2016 - Hartland, Wis. -native Bill Balog outdueled 2013 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion Daryn Pittman early, then held him off on a final green-white-checkered finish to capture his first series victory in the Jim "JB" Boyd Memorial presented by Karavan Trailers at Beaver Dam Raceway on Saturday night.

Balog, who is only the fifth non-Outlaw driver to win in 2016, captured the lead from Pittman on lap three after starting the feature in the second position.

"Now I feel like I have a home track advantage," Balog said as the Wisconsin fans cheered. "We have won a few here, but not really dominating wins. I got a lot of Wisconsin people here behind me, so I got to thank all of you guys.

"Maybe they didn't think we could do it, but we did it and it's an awesome, awesome night."

Pittman, who was victorious in a green-white-checkered finish on Friday night at Jackson Motorplex, tried everything possible to muscle the victory away from Balog, but came up one spot short of claiming back-to-back victories.

"I gave everything I had," Pittman said. "I had it all planned out perfectly in my head, but it didn't go that way. Nothing went the way I thought; we had that red flag, and I think my tire went down a little bit...think if my tire was low enough, I probably could've stuck it, because after the checkered I hit it really good down there, but too little, too late.

"Congrats to Bill and his team, they did a great job and he ran a great race, so they deserve to win. I just needed to make some better decisions and get to the top of the track quicker and hang on to the lead a little longer."

The night kicked-off with Joey Saldana picking up his 10th quick-time award of the season, when he paced qualifying with a lap of 11.895 seconds. Saldana continued to flash speed early as he accompanied Jason Johnson and David Gravel as heat race winners in the dash.

The dash inversion draw was not Saldana's friend, as a complete inversion of the six-car field placed Saldana at the rear and put Balog on the pole position.

Balog, in the Buesser Concrete/Extreme Stainless No. 17B, could not capitalize on the lucky break, as he lost the lead early to Pittman, who started the six-lap race in the third spot. Pittman easily scored the dash victory, which placed him on the pole position for the 40-lap feature.

As soon as the green flag dropped for the feature, Pittman, in the Great Clips/Sage Fruit No. 9, jumped out to an early lead on Balog. Pittman held on to the top spot for the opening two laps, but Balog charged his way back to the front of the field and retook the lead on lap three.

The race began with a 23-lap green flag run which allowed Balog to extend his lead on Pittman as the two battled through lapped traffic. Pittman kept within striking distance of the leader, before a caution with 17 to-go hampered his plans.

When the green flag came back out, Balog again escaped the grip of the World of Outlaws regulars, as Pittman suddenly fell victim to a red-hot David Gravel, who started in the third position and remained there through most of the race.

Gravel slid in front of Pittman for second before turning his attention to the leader. Gravel appeared to have the faster car as he tried the infamous dirt track slide-job for the lead, but came up just short as Balog again pulled away from the field.

The caution was displayed again with 10 laps to go, as Brad Sweet, who currently sits second in the championship standings and was running the top five, suffered a mechanical problem and had to take his car to the work area. Sweet later returned, but finished in the 19th position.

On the ensuing restart, Pittman worked his way back around Gravel for the second, but still did not have enough speed to catch the leader.

While the top three remained glued bumper-to-bumper, a familiar face lurked just behind them. Seven-time series champion Donny Schatz, in the Bad Boy Off Road/Chevrolet Performance No. 15, charged his way from the 14th starting position to crack the top five with just five laps remaining. Schatz appeared to be peaking too late as the had a sizeable deficit to overcome to contend for the win, but a final caution on the white-flag lap changed the outlook of the race.

Balog restarted the race ahead of 2013 series champion Pittman, 1996 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Joey Saldana and seven-time series champion Schatz, who have combined to win 19 races this season.

Over the final two laps, Saldana and Schatz battled hard for the third position while Pittman tried everything possible to disrupt Balog and steal the victory.

In the end, the local driver kept his car glued on the outside line, which prevented Pittman from building up enough momentum to clear him for the lead. Balog held on to the lead and defeated the World of Outlaws to score the victory in his home state of Wisconsin.

"What a race, I have to thank everybody that helped me out," Balog said. "It's a really good feeling - we were in a similar position a couple of years ago and kind of gave it away, so I wanted to make sure that didn't happen again.

"We could restart really well off of the bottom, so I knew if I could just get up to the cushion and beat the slide job - I didn't know if Daryn [Pittman] was running the bottom or not. [The Outlaws] are the best of the best, so it's a pleasure to race with them really."

Pittman held off Schatz for the runner-up position, as he picked up his 17th podium finish of the 2016 season.

"I had a plan thinking [Balog] might slide himself, or short slide himself and cheat his entry into one and I was just going to try to hit as good a lap around the top," Pittman added. "I was killing him off of four on the bottom, so if I could get close enough off of two then I could get him. He ended up having a good two or three car lengths on me off of two and there wasn't enough time to get back to him.

"I had a good run going there and tried to pull the slider too early, with probably five or six to go, and then lost a lot of ground, but made it back up. It was a good effort, but I'm frustrated to run second."

Schatz, who finished sixth on Friday night at Jackson Motorplex, rebounded for his eighth top-three finish in the month of June and 18th of the season.

"Tony Stewart's guys are awesome at what they do," Schatz said. "The way the races play out, our cars just get better and better. Great job to be able to come through there and it was a respectable finish, but I think the two cars in front of us were a little better.

"You never know, the race tracks change and sometimes they change towards you and sometimes they change against you. I don't know if it went either way for us but we were lucky to pick up the spots that we did."

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Beaver Dam Raceway Notebook

RACE NOTES: Bill Balog captured his first career World of Outlaws victory...Joey Saldana claimed his series-leading 10th quick-time award of the season with a lap of 11.895 seconds...Daryn Pittman continues to lead the series in feature pole positions, after he scored his 10th of the season tonight.

CONTINGENCY WINNERS - MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Russell Borland; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Daryn Pittman; Penske Shocks ($50 cash): Donny Schatz; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Shane Stewart; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Kerry Madsen; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Jacob Allen; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Jason Sides; Morton Buildings ($50 cash): Paul McMahan; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Paul Nienhiser; Super Flow ($50 cash): Scott Thiel; Craftsman/Sears ($100 cash): Bill Balog; KSE Racing Products ($100 product certificate): Donny Schatz; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): Daryn Pittman; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Russell Borland; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Scotty Neitzel.

SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz - 10 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Stockton Dirt Track on March 18, Stockton Dirt Track on March 19, Silver Dollar Speedway on April 2, Lincoln Speedway on May 19, Weedsport Speedway on May 22, Lincoln Park Speedway on June 8, Knoxville Raceway on June 11, River Cities Speedway on June 17); Brad Sweet - 6 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26, Ocean Speedway on April 1, Bakersfield Speedway on April 15, Plymouth Speedway on May 13); Daryn Pittman - 5 (Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27, Perris Auto Speedway on April 16, USA Raceway on April 18, New Egypt Speedway on May 24, Jackson Motorplex on June 24); Shane Stewart - 5 (Arizona Speedway on March 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 23, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 30, Granite City Speedway on June 15, Brown County Speedway on June 19); Joey Saldana - 4 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 22, Jacksonville Speedway on May 4, I-80 Speedway on June 22);David Gravel - 3 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12, Tri-State Speedway on May 14, I-96 Speedway on June 6); Kerry Madsen - 2 (Eldora Speedway on May 6 and 7); Bill Balog - 1 (Beaver Dam Raceway on June 25); Lance Dewease - 1 (Williams Grove Speedway on May 20); Chad Kemenah - 1 (Fremont Speedway on June 3); Jason Johnson - 1 (Placerville Speedway on March 24); Terry McCarl - 1 (Knoxville Raceway on June 10);Jason Sides - 1 (I-30 Speedway on April 26); Greg Wilson - 1 (The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 27).

World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Beaver Dam Raceway; Beaver Dam, Wis.; June 25, 2016.

A-Main - (40 Laps) - 1. 17B-Bill Balog [2][$10,000]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [1][$5,500]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [14][$3,200]; 4. 83-Joey Saldana [4][$2,800]; 5. 5-David Gravel [3][$2,500]; 6. 2-Shane Stewart [9][$2,300]; 7. 1S-Logan Schuchart [10][$2,200]; 8. 29-Kerry Madsen [8][$2,100]; 9. 1A-Jacob Allen [12][$2,050]; 10. 7S-Jason Sides [6][$2,000]; 11. 7-Paul McMahan [13][$1,500]; 12. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [11][$1,200]; 13. W20-Greg Wilson [16][$1,100]; 14. 5J-Jeremy Schultz [18][$1,050]; 15. 64-Scotty Thiel [23][$1,000]; 16. O2-Mike Reinke [17][$900]; 17. 4B-Scott Biertzer [15][$800]; 18. 41-Jason Johnson [5][$800]; 19. 49-Brad Sweet [7][$800]; 20. 73-Ben Schmidt [19][$800]; 21. 23B-Russell Borland [21][$800]; 22. 50-Russ Egan [24][$800]; 23. 14AJ-Wayne Modjeski [20][$800]; 24. 2W-Scotty Neitzel [22][$800]. Lap Leaders: Daryn Pittman 1-2, Bill Balog 3-40. KSE Hard Charger Award: 15-Donny Schatz [+11].

Qualifying - 1. 83-Joey Saldana, 11.895; 2. 41-Jason Johnson, 11.947; 3. 5-David Gravel, 11.984; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman, 11.985; 5. 29-Kerry Madsen, 12.032; 6. 17B-Bill Balog, 12.036; 7. 49-Brad Sweet, 12.062; 8. 7S-Jason Sides, 12.115; 9. 2-Shane Stewart, 12.115; 10. 7-Paul McMahan, 12.143; 11. 9X-Paul Nienhiser, 12.181; 12. 1A-Jacob Allen, 12.214; 13. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 12.246; 14. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.298; 15. 5J-Jeremy Schultz, 12.338; 16. W20-Greg Wilson, 12.357; 17. 73-Ben Schmidt, 12.523; 18. 14AJ-Wayne Modjeski, 12.555; 19. 50-Russ Egan, 12.568; 20. O2-Mike Reinke, 12.603; 21. 4B-Scott Biertzer, 12.641; 22. 2W-Scotty Neitzel, 12.693; 23. 94R-Robbie Pribnow, 12.720; 24. 64-Scotty Thiel, 12.729; 25. 23B-Russell Borland, 12.791; 26. 12W-Josh Walter, 12.930; 27. 23D-Trey Datweiler, 13.159; 28. 13-Clyde Knipp, 13.344

Heat 1 - (10 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 83-Joey Saldana [1]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [2]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [3]; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart [5]; 5. 7-Paul McMahan [4]; 6. W20-Greg Wilson [6]; 7. 50-Russ Egan [7]; 8. 23B-Russell Borland [9]; 9. 13-Clyde Knipp [10]; 10. 2W-Scotty Neitzel [8]

Heat 2 - (10 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 41-Jason Johnson [1]; 2. 7S-Jason Sides [3]; 3. 29-Kerry Madsen [2]; 4. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [4]; 5. 15-Donny Schatz [5]; 6. O2-Mike Reinke [7]; 7. 73-Ben Schmidt [6]; 8. 12W-Josh Walter [9]; 9. 94R-Robbie Pribnow [8]

Heat 3 - (10 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 5-David Gravel [1]; 2. 17B-Bill Balog [2]; 3. 2-Shane Stewart [3]; 4. 1A-Jacob Allen [4]; 5. 4B-Scott Biertzer [7]; 6. 5J-Jeremy Schultz [5]; 7. 64-Scotty Thiel [8]; 8. 23D-Trey Datweiler [9]; 9. 14AJ-Wayne Modjeski [6]

Dash - (8 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature) - 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [3]; 2. 17B-Bill Balog [1]; 3. 5-David Gravel [4]; 4. 83-Joey Saldana [6]; 5. 41-Jason Johnson [5]; 6. 7S-Jason Sides [2]

Last Chance Showdown - (12 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 73-Ben Schmidt [1][-]; 2. 14AJ-Wayne Modjeski [2][-]; 3. 23B-Russell Borland [7][-]; 4. 2W-Scotty Neitzel [4][-]; 5. 64-Scotty Thiel [6][-]; 6. 50-Russ Egan [3][-]; 7. 12W-Josh Walter [8][$300]; 8. 23D-Trey Datweiler [9][$250]; 9. 13-Clyde Knipp [10][$225]; 10. 94R-Robbie Pribnow [5][$200].

Jac Haudenschild Earns $10,000 Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket Finale at Eldora Speedway

(Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket podium photo: L to R - Tim Shaffer (3rd), Chad Kemenah (1st), Sheldon Haudenschild (2nd) - Vince Vellella Photo Credit)

Jac Haudenschild Earns $10,000 Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket Finale at Eldora Speedway, Chad Kemenah Earns Overall Ohio Sprint Speedweek Title

ROSSBURG, Ohio (June 25, 2016) - The “Wild Child” Jac Haudenschild certainly lived up to his label on Saturday night at Eldora Speedway, earning the Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket finale worth $10,000 with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. Haudenschild, pilot of the familiar Phoenix Racing/No. 59, took command of the 30-lap feature program on lap 17, surviving traffic and constant pressure from Chad Kemenah and Tim Shaffer on the very topside of the speedway. The Wooster, Ohio, native now owns 30 career victories with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, two of which occurring during the 2016 season. Tim Shaffer would cross under the final checkers second, followed by Chad Kemenah, Randy Hannagan, and Danny Holtgraver.

“The car was just really good all night long,” said Jac Haudenschild in victory lane. “Feels good to be back with this team. This is a big win for us. We’ll be back at Eldora Speedway next month, so we’ll try to keep this going and get another one.”

Jac Haudenschild won the battle, but Chad Kemenah won the war, claiming the 2016 Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket title worth $1,000. It is a second ever Ohio Sprint Speedweek championship for the Alvada, Ohio, native and a first ever title for car owner Rob Hunter. Sheldon Haudenschild finished second in the overall Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket title chase, followed by Tim Shaffer, Dean Jacobs, and Kraig Kinser.

“This is a really big deal for our team,” explained Chad Kemenah regarding his Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket title. “My car owner (Rob Hunter) has never won an Ohio Sprint Speedweek title. It’s especially special for us because some of our biggest supporters are here tonight at Eldora Speedway with us. This is a really big momentum boost for our team. Rob and Rita Hunter consistently give us great race cars and great equipment to work with. We’re racing good and that allows us to have a lot of fun.”

With the runner-up finish during the Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket finale, Chad Kemenah officially takes control of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions title chase, holding a mere 14 point advantage over defending champion Dale Blaney leading into Independence Day weekend.

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will continue their 2016 campaign with a pair of events in the state of Michigan. “America’s Series” will invade Hartford Speedway and I-96 Speedway during Independence Day weekend, highlighted with the inaugural Dirty 30 presented by Tony Stewart at I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa on Sunday, July 3. Hartford Speedway in Hartford, Michigan, will kick off the holiday weekend doubleheader with competition on Saturday night, July 2. Each program will award $5,000.

Dirty 30 tickets at I-96 Speedway are now on sale. Those interested should visit, or visit Ticketforce online at

Those seeking additional information regarding the upcoming events at Hartford Speedway and I-96 Speedway should visit each facility live on the Web at and

Contingency Awards/Results - Eldora Speedway - Saturday, June 25, 2016:

Event: Ohio Sprint Speedweek Night #8

EMi Driver’s Meeting: 36 entries

State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Dave Blaney - 13.611 seconds

Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Kraig Kinser - 13.377 seconds

Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Jamie Veal

All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Josh Baughman

Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Jac Haudenschild

Kistler Racing Products Heat #4: Danny Holtgraver

JE Pistons Dash: Chad Kemenah

Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Tim Shaffer (2nd)

MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Caleb Helms (+9)

Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Danny Holtgraver

Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: James McFadden

Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Caleb Helms

(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse; Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Lincoln Electric Qualifying

1.11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.377; 2.11N-Randy Hannagan, 13.400; 3.71m-Dave Blaney, 13.417; 4.1-Dale Blaney, 13.429; 5.71-Jamie Veal, 13.433; 6.59-Jac Haudenschild, 13.439; 7.49-Tim Shaffer, 13.498; 8.23c-Tyler Courtney, 13.507; 9.22-Cole Duncan, 13.511; 10.10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.517; 11.7K-Dallas Hewitt, 13.568; 12.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.604; 13.17-Josh Baughman, 13.628; 14.40-Caleb Helms, 13.693; 15.91-Cale Thomas, 13.706; 16.5T-Travis Philo, 13.725; 17.26-Tayler Malsam, 13.729; 18.70-Danny Holtgraver, 13.742; 19.4-Danny Smith, 13.751; 20.81-Lee Jacobs, 13.753; 21.41X-Dominic Scelzi, 13.786; 22.21-Cap Henry, 13.795; 23.97-Dean Jacobs, 13.816; 24.60-Kory Crabtree, 13.983; 25.12-Daniel Harding, 13.985; 26.8M-TJ Michael, 14.016; 27.3G-James McFadden, 14.034; 28.15-Brandon Whited, 14.184; 29.O7-Jacob Wilson, 14.307; 30.AUS96-Andy Caruana, 14.308; 31.83-Adam Cruea, 14.490; 32.49H-Bradley Howard, 14.521; 33.7-Joe Swanson, 14.550; 34.85-Mike Terry, 14.624; 35.57X-Andrew Palker, 93.509; 36.51-Roger Campbell, 94.146;

Kistler Racing Products Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)
1.71-Jamie Veal[1] ; 2. 49-Tim Shaffer[2] ; 3. 1-Dale Blaney[4] ; 4. 7K-Dallas Hewitt[3] ; 5. 3G-James McFadden[5] ; 6. 15-Brandon Whited[8] ; 7. 83-Adam Cruea[7] ; 8. 81-Lee Jacobs[6]

All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)
1.17-Josh Baughman[1] ; 2. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[2] ; 3. 22-Cole Duncan[3] ; 4. 41X-Dominic Scelzi[7] ; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser[4] ; 6. 4-Danny Smith[6] ; 7. 40-Caleb Helms[5] ; 8. 51-Roger Campbell[9] ; 9. 85-Mike Terry[8]

Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)
1.59-Jac Haudenschild[2] ; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah[1] ; 3. 11N-Randy Hannagan[4] ; 4. 21-Cap Henry[7] ; 5. 91-Cale Thomas[5] ; 6. 71m-Dave Blaney[3] ; 7. 60-Kory Crabtree[8] ; 8. 12-Daniel Harding[9] ; 9. 26-Tayler Malsam[6]

Kistler Engines Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps)
1.70-Danny Holtgraver[2] ; 2. 97-Dean Jacobs[1] ; 3. 5T-Travis Philo[3] ; 4. 23c-Tyler Courtney[4] ; 5. 8M-TJ Michael[5] ; 6. O7-Jacob Wilson[6] ; 7. AUS96-Andy Caruana[7] ; 8. 49H-Bradley Howard[8] ; 9. 7-Joe Swanson[9]

JE Pistons Dash 1 - (6 Laps)
1.10H-Chad Kemenah[1] ; 2. 49-Tim Shaffer[2] ; 3. 71-Jamie Veal[4] ; 4. 11N-Randy Hannagan[3] ; 5. 59-Jac Haudenschild[6] ; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser[8] ; 7. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[7] ; 8. 17-Josh Baughman[5]

Elliotts Custom Trailers and Carts B-Main 1 - (12 Laps)
1.71m-Dave Blaney[1] ; 2. 4-Danny Smith[4] ; 3. 12-Daniel Harding[7] ; 4. 40-Caleb Helms[2] ; 5. 26-Tayler Malsam[3] ; 6. 81-Lee Jacobs[5] ; 7. O7-Jacob Wilson[9] ; 8. 49H-Bradley Howard[12] ; 9. 7-Joe Swanson[13] ; 10. AUS96-Andy Caruana[10] ; 11. 51-Roger Campbell[15] ; 12. 85-Mike Terry[14] ; 13. 60-Kory Crabtree[6] ; 14. 15-Brandon Whited[8] ; 15. 83-Adam Cruea[11] ; 16. 57X-Andrew Palker[16]

Arctic Cat A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)
1.59-Jac Haudenschild[5] ; 2. 49-Tim Shaffer[2] ; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah[1] ; 4. 11N-Randy Hannagan[4] ; 5. 70-Danny Holtgraver[9] ; 6. 23c-Tyler Courtney[15] ; 7. 71-Jamie Veal[3] ; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser[6] ; 9. 41X-Dominic Scelzi[13] ; 10. 3G-James McFadden[18] ; 11. 97-Dean Jacobs[10] ; 12. 5T-Travis Philo[11] ; 13. 21-Cap Henry[16] ; 14. 12-Daniel Harding[21] ; 15. 40-Caleb Helms[24] ; 16. 8M-TJ Michael[20] ; 17. 7K-Dallas Hewitt[14] ; 18. 91-Cale Thomas[17] ; 19. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[7] ; 20. 22-Cole Duncan[12] ; 21. 17-Josh Baughman[8] ; 22. 71m-Dave Blaney[19] ; 23. 4-Danny Smith[22] ; 24. 1-Dale Blaney[23]
FINAL Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket Standings (6/25/2016):

Chad Kemenah: 1058

Sheldon Haudenschild: 1028

Tim Shaffer: 1012

Dean Jacobs: 1012

Kraig Kinser: 996

Danny Holtgraver: 982

Cap Henry: 970

Travis Philo: 958

Cale Thomas: 956

Dale Blaney: 952

Saturday, June 25, 2016

BITTINGER WINS FIRST OF YEAR IN TRAIL-WAY “358” SPRINTS; Brian Walls takes street stock feature; Cox, Carroll, and Rickrode other TW winners

HANOVER, PA (6/24/2016) – “Where’s the full moon?”
So asked Abbottstown’s Mike Bittinger after scoring his first win of the year in the 25-lap “358” sprint car feature at Trail-Way Speedway Friday night.

Bittinger started on the outside of the front row, outran polesitter Seth Kearchner to the first turn, and led every lap of the event. 

“I don’t really like running up front. I’d rather have someone to chase,” said Bittinger after exiting his Apple Automotive/Boulder Pools/Big Mike’s Crabhouse/Newman’s Racing Engines #12 in victory lane, “But I’m glad we started up there tonight because I’m not sure we would have passed anyone.  We spun out lining up for the feature last time!”

Red flags marred the first two attempts to start the race.  The first was for Dwight Leppo, who flipped in turn two, and the second was for David Holbrook, who turned over in turn three.  Both drivers were uninjured, as was Isaac Sneeringer, who flipped hard into the second turn catch fence on lap 15.

“I put the wing back at the start and that was a mistake,” said Bittinger, “So I pushed it back up.”

Crossing second 1.34 seconds behind the winner was Kearchner, with hard charger Doug Hamaker (who came from seventh starting spot), Jeff Halligan, and Cody Fletcher rounding out the top five.  Sixth through eighth were Zach Euculano, Kody Hartlaub, and Dalton Dietrich.  Brandon Noel and  Sneeringer were credited with ninth and tenth.

Qualifiers for the 15 “358” sprinters were won by Leppo and Fletcher.

Brian Walls came from tenth starting spot to win in his first appearance of the year in the 20-lap street stock feature.  

Walls took the lead from outside front row starter and race-long leader Zach Myers when Myers got out of shape in turns three and four of lap 12 and drove away to a 1.44-second win.

Second through fifth were Mike Goodwin, ninth-starting Jeremy Stremmel, Doug Bennett, and 13th-starting Matt Wampler. 

Heats for the 15 street stocks were won by Eric Johnson and Bennett.

Following a one-hour rain delay, Steven Cox took the lead from polesitter Nick Gower on lap 11 and claimed his first win of the year in the 20-lap Mason/Dixon 270cc micro-sprint feature.

Gower hung on for second, with Bill Laughman, Levi Peck, and Cory Myers completing the top five.

Qualifiers for the 17 micros were won by Peck and Cox.

Robbie Carroll scored his first win of the year in the 15-lap limited stock feature. He became the third leader of the race on lap seven.  Julio Perez led the first two laps before Jason Chronister took over.  Chronister dropped from the field three laps after Carroll took the lead.

Second through fifth were Matt Chronister (who came from the rear after diving to the pits to remove some debris from the driver’s side of his car on the initial start that led to a caution for debris that was also on the race track), Perez, Sarah Redmond, and Charles Millender.

Heats for the 17 limited stocks were won by Jason Chronister (seventh win in eight heat races this year) and Carroll.

Brothers Mark Rickrode, Jr. and Scott Rickrode finished one-two in the 20-lap Les Coghill Memorial for Vintage Cars.  The field was cut in half when six race teams left during the rain delay.  It was Mark Rickrode’s first-ever win in his 1874 AMC Gremlin designed to look like the old Kenny Weld modified.
Third through fifth behind the Rickrodes were Randy Minich, Gene Wrightstone, and Stew Wenrich.

Rickrode also won the lone heat for the 12 Vintage Cars.

Next Friday, July 1st, Trail-Way is back in action with the Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic 358 Sprint Cars. Joining the Sprints will be the 600 Micro Sprints, Mason Dixon 270 Micro Sprints and the Street Stocks. Gates open at 5:30 p.m., with heats scheduled to begin at 7:45 p.m.

The following day, Saturday, July 2nd, Trail-Way hosts the first of two Junk Car Demolitions of the 2016 season. Joining the “Kings of Crash” Junk Car Demo, will be the Figure 8 and Powder Puff classes. The Limited Stocks will participate in the Trail-Way/Susquehanna Shootout. Gates open at 4:00 p.m., with heats beginning at 6:00 p.m.

For all the latest news and related information from Trail-Way Speedway, fans are reminded to visit the speedway website at The complete story and agate from each race night is posted shortly after the final checkered flag.

Friday June 24, 2016
Trail-Way Speedway
Hanover, PA
For Immediate Release


FEATURE (25 Laps) – 1. 12-Mike Bittinger; 2. 30-Seth Kearchner; 3. 66-Doug Hammaker; 4. 41-Jeff Halligan; 5. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 6. 10-Zach Euculano; 7. 11D-Kody Hartlaub; 8. 9-Dalton Dietrich; 9. 10B-Brandon Noel (DNF); 10. 19Z-Isaac Sneeringer (DNF); 11. 64-Randy Whisler (DNF); 12. 77K-Steven Kisamore (DNF); 13. 4R-Tyler Walton (DNF); 14. 77-David Holbrook (DNF); 15. 4-Dwight Leppo (DNF). No time.

Lap Leaders: Mike Bittinger (1-25)

358 Sprint Heat 1 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 4-Dwight Leppo; 2. 12-Mike Bittinger; 3. 41-Jeff Halligan; 4. 66-Doug Hammaker; 5. 77-David Holbrook; 6. 10B-Brandon Noel; 7. 11D-Kody Hartlaub; 8. 19Z-Isaac Sneeringer (DNF). Time – 2:20.22

358 Sprint Heat 2 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 2. 30-Seth Kearchner; 3. 77K-Steven Kisamore; 4. 9-Dalton Dietrich; 5. 4R-Tyler Walton; 6. 10-Zach Euculano; 7. 64-Randy Whisler. Time – 2:27.22


FEATURE (20 Laps) – 1. 58-Steven Cox; 2. 10-Nik Gower; 3. 2-Bill Laughman; 4. 64-Levi Peck; 5. 20-Cory Myers; 6. 21T-Toby Blumenshine; 7. 99-Joe Trone, Jr.; 8. 84-Zachary Glass; 9. 4T4-Joe Long, Jr.; 10. 2C-Chris Kennedy; 11. 29C-Jeff Arigo; 12. 09-John Horton; 13. 32-Chad Myers (DNF); 14. 5K-Mike Rutherford (DNF); 15. 22-Mike Boer (DNF); 16. 6-Tim McClelland (DNS); 17. 44-Richard Crunkilton (DNS). No time.

Lap Leaders: Nik Gower (1-10); Steven Cox (11-20)

270 Micro Heat 1 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 64-Levi Peck; 2. 2-Bill Laughman; 3. 20-Cory Myers; 4. 32-Chad Myers; 5. 99-Joe Trone, Jr.; 6. 84-Zachary Glass; 7. 29C-Jeff Arigo; 8. 09-John Horton; 9. 44-Richard Crunkilton (DNS). Time – 2:13.10

270 Micro Heat 2 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 58-Steven Cox; 2. 10-Nik Gower; 3. 5K-Mike Rutherford; 4. 21T-Toby Blumenshine; 5. 22-Mike Boer; 6. 4T4-Joe Long, Jr.; 7. 2C-Chris Kennedy; 8. 6-Tim McClelland (DNF). No time.


FEATURE (20 Laps) – 1. 1M-Brian Walls; 2. 33-Michael Goodwin; 3. 51-Jeremy Stremmel; 4. 77M-Doug Bennett; 5. 100-Matt Wampler; 6. 94M-Zach Myers; 7. 94-Dalton Myers; 8. 45-Howard Williams; 9. 27H-Joey Harrison; 10. 11-Branden Staccone; 11. 60-Aaron Beard (DNF); 12. 81F-Marshall McMullen (DNF); 13. 1J-Eric Johnson (DNF); 14. 4J-Jim Jacobs (DNF); 15. 17-Brian Blank, Jr. (DNF); 16. 8M-Pat Meadowcroft (DNS). No time.

Lap Leaders: Zach Myers (1-11); Brian Walls (12-20)

Street Stocks Heat 1 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 1J-Eric Johnson; 2. 94M-Zach Myers; 3. 33-Michael Goodwin; 4. 51-Jeremy Stremmel; 5. 27H-Joey Harrison; 6. 11-Branden Staccone; 7. 100-Matt Wampler (DNF); 8. 60-Aaron Beard (DNF). No time.

Street Stocks Heat 2 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 77M-Doug Bennett; 2. 4J-Jim Jacobs; 3. 1M-Brian Walls; 4. 81F-Marshall McMullen; 5. 17-Brian Blank, Jr.; 6. 45-Howard Williams; 7. 8M-Pat Meadowcroft (DNF); 8. 94-Dalton Myers (DNF). Time – 2:39.82


FEATURE (15 Laps) – 1. 69-Robbie Carroll; 2. 81-Matt Chronister; 3. 16-Julio Perez; 4. 96-Sarah Redmond; 5. 64-Charles Millender; 6. 30-Justin Wagaman; 7. 88-Justin Wagaman; 8. 90-Lee Redman; 9. 36-Bobby Wellman; 10. 3-Chelsea Weaver; 11. 98-Daniel Hamm, Jr.; 12. 77-Matt Worley; 13. 42-Cliff Szczepanski; 14. 32-Jeff Foster (DNF); 15. 38-Jason Chronister (DNF); 16. 39-Shane Miller (DNF); 17 99-Creden Sponseller, Jr. (DNS). No time.

Lap Leaders: Julio Perez (1-2); Jason Chronister (3-6); Robbie Carroll (7-15)

Limited Stock Heat 1 Finish (6 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 38-Jason Chronister; 2. 30-Justin Wagaman; 3. 96-Sarah Redmond; 4. 16-Julio Perez; 5. 64-Charles Millender; 6. 3-Chelsea Weaver; 7. 36-Bobby Wellman; 8. 77-Matt Worley; 9. 42-Cliff Szczepanski. Time – 2:05.04

Limited Stock Heat 2 Finish (6 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 69-Robbie Carroll; 2. 81-Matt Chronister; 3. 39-Shane Miller; 4. 90-Lee Redman; 5. 98-Daniel Hamm, Jr.; 6. 99-Creden Sponseller, Jr.; 7. 88-Justin Oberlin (DNF); 8. 32-Jeff Foster (DNF). Time – 2:01.78


FEATURE (20 Laps) – 1. 29-Mark Rickrode, Jr.; 2. 4-Scott Rickrode; 3. 707-Randy Minich; 4. 34-Gene Wrightstone; 5. U2-Stew Wenrich; 6. 92-Robert Donnelly; 7. 0-Glenn Pobletts (DNS); 8. 66-Shaun Yoder (DNS); 9. 89-Ronald Rowles (DNS); 10. 911F-Fred Thompson (DNS); 11. 97-Brian Gagliardo (DNS); 12. 07-Wyatt Jacobus (DNS). Time – 6:23.83

Lap Leaders: Mark Rickrode, Jr. (1-20)

Vintage Heat 1 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 29-Mark Rickrode, Jr.; 2. 0-Glenn Pobletts; 3. 34-Gene Wrightstone; 4. 4-Scott Rickrode; 5. U2-Stew Wenrich; 6. 97-Brian Gagliardo; 7. 66-Shaun Yoder; 8. 707-Randy Minich; 9. 92-Robert Donnelly; 10. 89-Ronald Rowles; 11. 07-Wyatt Jacobus; 12. 911F-Fred Thompson. No time.

Pittman Returns to Victory Lane at Jackson

Pittman Returns to Victory Lane at Jackson Motorplex

Scores fifth win of 2016 in the series’ first trip to the track since 2014

JACKSON, Minn. - June 24, 2016 - 2013 World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series champion, Daryn Pittman, started on the pole position and captured the lead from Joey Saldana on lap two, then held off a hard-charging Kerry Madsen on a green-white-checkered finish to score his fifth victory of the season at Jackson Motorplex on Friday night.

Pittman, who also claimed the quick-time award and dash victory to complete the sweep of the night, joined 20-time series champion, Steve Kinser, and seven-time series champion, Donny Schatz, as the only drivers to win multiple races at Jackson after he also won in 2005.

"I wouldn't say winning twice makes you good at a place," Pittman said. "They don't call him "Mad Man" for nothing. He's earned his nickname and you know he is going to give it everything he's got to try and get by you.

"I felt like I had a pretty good green flag lap up until coming back for the white. I slipped up a little bit in one and two and I thought I could hear him on my outside exiting two - I don't know if he was there or not, but it sounded like he was pretty close."

Pittman looked to be cruising to an easy victory until a caution with just two laps remaining brought Madsen, in the Keneric Healthcare/American Racing Wheels No. 29, to the leader's rear bumper. Madsen tried everything he could to wrestle the victory from Pittman in a green-white-checkered finish, but settled for a second-place finish following a last lap duel.

"I had such a good restart on that final one," Madsen said. "I knew I had one shot so I ripped it in there wide open, never lifted, and it caught and cut the front on me and I lost a little bit of time.

"It just wasn't enough. Everything was going to have to be absolutely perfect to get the job done. But it was a heck of a run - I couldn't have drove any harder, so it was a lot of fun and I enjoyed it."

Pittman, in the Great Clips/Sage Fruit No. 9, flashed speed early and often, as he paced qualifying with a lap of 15.746 seconds to claim his sixth quick time of the season. Pittman continued his early night success with a victory in his heat race to earn admittance into the dash.

As if he needed it, Pittman received a lucky break when a dash inversion of zero was drawn, which kept him on the pole position for the six-lap race. Pittman led every lap to capture the dash victory and the pole position for the 30-lap feature.

When the green flag dropped, second-place starter Saldana rocketed around Pittman for the lead on the opening lap. Saldana, who claimed the most recent victory at Jackson in 2014, led the first lap, but did not hold on to the top spot for long. On lap two, Pittman surged back to the front of the field and reclaimed the lead.

Saldana remained glued to the leader's bumper, but following cautions on lap 10 and 15, Pittman appeared to have an easy control on the top spot.

By the halfway point in the race, Madsen, who started in the 12th position, had climbed to the sixth spot. With a little over 10 laps remaining, Madsen was in the second position with the leader in his crosshairs.

Madsen, who has found victory lane twice this year with the World of Outlaws when he swept the #LetsRaceTwo events at Eldora Speedway on May 6 and 7, caught a lucky break of his own when a caution came out on lap 20.

When the race restarted, following an open red flag that allowed teams to refuel their cars for the final dash to the finish, Madsen was challenged by David Gravel for the second position, which allowed Pittman to escape his pursuers.

Pittman appeared to be cruising to the $10,000 prize until a caution came out on lap 29, which set up a shootout to the finish.

On the final restart, Madsen started just behind Pittman and quickly charged to his outside in turn one. Pittman held strong and kept his car out front, but he had one more lap to hold off the "Mad Man."

Madsen tried everything he could on the final lap to throw Pittman off his line, but in the end, the Owasso, Okla. -native held on to the lead and scored the victory.

"I know [Kerry] Madsen and [David] Gravel were throwing everything they had at us tonight," Pittman added. "Hats off to this whole Great Clips crew, they have been working their tails off. I felt like we have been in a slump this last month - we have been fast but have had things happen... but it's a long season and I'm glad we could get a win.

"It feels like it's been a long time since we have been here. Our car is fast and I am looking forward to tomorrow, [Beaver Dam Raceway] is one of my favorite tracks on the schedule and I have a pretty good record there, and really looking forward to that one."

Madsen captured the KSE Hard Charger Award after started the feature in the 12th position and finished in second, his 10th top-five finish of the season on a limited schedule.

"I was thinking if I could stay up there and keep my tires warm, we would be golden when we got to traffic, but it didn't quite happen," Madsen said. "That's just racing and I am just glad we went fast."

Finishing third, Shane Stewart, in the American Born Moonshine/Eneos Oil No. 2, returned to the podium following a seventh-place finish at I-80 Speedway on Wednesday night.

"I'm pleased [with how things are going]," Stewart said. "I'm just really shocked we ran third tonight, to be honest. We really didn't have a third-place car, but we just had a really restart that one time and that saved us.

"My guys continue to work hard and we're okay. We keep winning races and we have some big races coming up, and hopefully we can win some of those too. I have to thank Justin [Marks] and Kyle [Larson] for the great opportunity, and all of our great sponsors that help us, and all of the great fans that came out tonight."

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will voyage over 350 miles east overnight to Beaver Dam, Wis. for the Jim "JB" Boyd Memorial presented by Karavan Trailers at Beaver Dam Raceway on Saturday night. For more race information and ticket purchasing options, visit:

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Jackson Motorplex Notebook

RACE NOTES: Daryn Pittman scored his fifth win of the season and first since New Egypt on May 24...Pittman has now started on the pole position in 9 races this season, five more than any other driver...Kerry Madsen picked up his second KSE Hard Charger Award of the season after picking up 10 spots to finish second.

CONTINGENCY WINNERS - MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Sammy Swindell; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Daryn Pittman; Penske Shocks ($50 cash): Donny Schatz; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Jason Johnson; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Jason Johnson; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Tim Kaeding; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Paul McMahan; Morton Buildings ($50 cash): Jason Sides; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Joey Saldana; Super Flow ($50 cash): Logan Schuchart; Craftsman/Sears ($100 cash): Ian Madsen; KSE Racing Products ($100 product certificate): Kerry Madsen; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): Daryn Pittman; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Terry McCarl; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Logan Schuchart.

SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz - 10 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Stockton Dirt Track on March 18, Stockton Dirt Track on March 19, Silver Dollar Speedway on April 2, Lincoln Speedway on May 19, Weedsport Speedway on May 22, Lincoln Park Speedway on June 8, Knoxville Raceway on June 11, River Cities Speedway on June 17); Brad Sweet - 6(Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26, Ocean Speedway on April 1, Bakersfield Speedway on April 15, Plymouth Speedway on May 13); Daryn Pittman - 5 (Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27, Perris Auto Speedway on April 16, USA Raceway on April 18, New Egypt Speedway on May 24, Jackson Motorplex on June 24); Shane Stewart - 5(Arizona Speedway on March 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 23, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 30, Granite City Speedway on June 15, Brown County Speedway on June 19); Joey Saldana - 4 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 22, Jacksonville Speedway on May 4, I-80 Speedway on June 22);David Gravel - 3(Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12, Tri-State Speedway on May 14, I-96 Speedway on June 6); Kerry Madsen - 2(Eldora Speedway on May 6 and 7); Lance Dewease - 1(Williams Grove Speedway on May 20); Chad Kemenah - 1(Fremont Speedway on June 3); Jason Johnson - 1 (Placerville Speedway on March 24); Terry McCarl - 1 (Knoxville Raceway on June 10);Jason Sides - 1 (I-30 Speedway on April 26); Greg Wilson - 1(The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 27).

World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Jackson Motorplex; Jackson, Neb.; June 24, 2016.

A-Main - (30 Laps) - 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [1][$10,000]; 2. 29-Kerry Madsen [12][$5,500]; 3. 2-Shane Stewart [6][$3,200]; 4. 5-David Gravel [3][$2,800]; 5. 2KS-Craig Dollansky [10][$2,500]; 6. 15-Donny Schatz [14][$2,300]; 7. 2L-Danny Lasoski [13][$2,200]; 8. 41-Jason Johnson [7][$2,100]; 9. 3-Tim Kaeding [9][$2,050]; 10. 7-Paul McMahan [20][$2,000]; 11. 7S-Jason Sides [18][$1,500]; 12. 83-Joey Saldana [2][$1,200]; 13. 55-Brooke Tatnell [22][$1,100]; 14. 1S-Logan Schuchart [16][$1,050]; 15. 24-Terry McCarl [21][$1,000]; 16. 21-Brian Brown [11][$900]; 17. 18-Ian Madsen [4][$800]; 18. 10-Dakota Hendrickson [23][$800]; 19. 49-Brad Sweet [15][$800]; 20. 56-David Heskin [24][$800]; 21. 12-Lynton Jeffrey [17][$800]; 22. 1-Sammy Swindell [5][$800]; 23. 17B-Bill Balog [8][$800]; 24. 19-Paige Polyak [19][$800]. Lap Leaders: Joey Saldana 1, Daryn Pittman 2-30. KSE Hard Charger Award: 29-Kerry Madsen [+10]

Qualifying - 1. 9-Daryn Pittman, 15.746; 2. 5-David Gravel, 15.746; 3. 2-Shane Stewart, 15.762; 4. 18-Ian Madsen, 15.792; 5. 17B-Bill Balog, 15.853; 6. 2KS-Craig Dollansky, 15.899; 7. 83-Joey Saldana, 15.950; 8. 41-Jason Johnson, 15.980; 9. 12-Lynton Jeffrey, 16.012; 10. 1-Sammy Swindell, 16.127; 11. 21-Brian Brown, 16.130; 12. 7-Paul McMahan, 16.146; 13. 3-Tim Kaeding, 16.155; 14. 56-David Heskin, 16.166; 15. 19-Paige Polyak, 16.225; 16. 29-Kerry Madsen, 16.233; 17. 55-Brooke Tatnell, 16.237; 18. 15-Donny Schatz, 16.256; 19. O9-Matt Juhl, 16.263; 20. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 16.269; 21. 2L-Danny Lasoski, 16.278; 22. 10-Dakota Hendrickson, 16.313; 23. 49-Brad Sweet, 16.328; 24. 44-Chris Martin, 16.328; 25. 24-Terry McCarl, 16.346; 26. 1A-Jacob Allen, 16.363; 27. 2X-Derrick Lusk, 16.364; 28. 7W-Tasker Phillips, 16.378; 29. 17A-Austin McCarl, 16.382; 30. 7S-Jason Sides, 16.396; 31. 7X-Kaley Gharst, 16.513; 32. W20-Greg Wilson, 16.530; 33. 16-Travis Whitney, 16.601; 34. 35-Skylar Prochaska, 16.628; 35. 23W-Scott Winters, 16.986; 36. 13-Clyde Knipp, 18.175

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [1]; 2. 17B-Bill Balog [2]; 3. 3-Tim Kaeding [4]; 4. 2L-Danny Lasoski [6]; 5. 12-Lynton Jeffrey [3]; 6. 24-Terry McCarl [7]; 7. 16-Travis Whitney [9]; 8. 55-Brooke Tatnell [5]; 9. 17A-Austin McCarl [8]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 5-David Gravel [1]; 2. 1-Sammy Swindell [3]; 3. 2KS-Craig Dollansky [2]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [5]; 5. 7S-Jason Sides [8]; 6. 56-David Heskin [4]; 7. 10-Dakota Hendrickson [6]; 8. 35-Skylar Prochaska [9]; 9. 1A-Jacob Allen [7]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 83-Joey Saldana [2]; 2. 2-Shane Stewart [1]; 3. 21-Brian Brown [3]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [6]; 5. 19-Paige Polyak [4]; 6. O9-Matt Juhl [5]; 7. 2X-Derrick Lusk [7]; 8. 7X-Kaley Gharst [8]; 9. 23W-Scott Winters [9]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 18-Ian Madsen [1]; 2. 41-Jason Johnson [2]; 3. 29-Kerry Madsen [4]; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart [5]; 5. 7-Paul McMahan [3]; 6. 44-Chris Martin [6]; 7. W20-Greg Wilson [8]; 8. 7W-Tasker Phillips [7]; 9. 13-Clyde Knipp [9]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 8 starting positions of A-feature) - 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [1]; 2. 83-Joey Saldana [3]; 3. 5-David Gravel [2]; 4. 18-Ian Madsen [4]; 5. 1-Sammy Swindell [6]; 6. 2-Shane Stewart [7]; 7. 41-Jason Johnson [8]; 8. 17B-Bill Balog [5]

Last Chance Showdown - (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 24-Terry McCarl [6][-]; 2. 55-Brooke Tatnell [2][-]; 3. 10-Dakota Hendrickson [4][-]; 4. 56-David Heskin [1][-]; 5. O9-Matt Juhl [3][$300]; 6. W20-Greg Wilson [12][$250]; 7. 2X-Derrick Lusk [8][$225]; 8. 44-Chris Martin [5][$200]; 9. 7X-Kaley Gharst [11][$200]; 10. 16-Travis Whitney [13][$200]; 11. 1A-Jacob Allen [7][$200]; 12. 23W-Scott Winters [15][$200]; 13. 35-Skylar Prochaska [14][$200]; 14. 7W-Tasker Phillips [9][$200]; 15. 13-Clyde Knipp [16][$200]; 16. 17A-Austin McCarl [10][$200].