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Thursday, August 13, 2020

Carney Prevails In ASCS Sprint Week Action At Caney Valley Speedway


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Bryan Hulbert – CANEY, Kan. (August 12, 2020) Leading start to finish at Caney Valley Speedway, John Carney II held off the last lap charge of Robbie Price to win the second round of the Lucas Oil ASCS Sprint Week powered by Smiley's Racing Products.

Asked if he was as surprised to see Robbie make a run on the final lap, Carney replied, "No, actually. On the restarts, I picked up the pace quite a bit just in case I pushed or did something silly, and usually, everyone is on your tail. I think that last one, we had eight to go, and once I saw we had two to go, I knew if I just hugged the tires, I'd be in good shape, but that's exactly where I messed up. I dumped the throttle a little early and made it push. Once I did that, I tried to get the car to slip and bring the back around, and it didn't. It pushed more, and that just opened it up for Robbie to get there, but luckily, I still had a little more momentum on him, so I knew I was in good shape. I just made sure I didn't lift in the last turn."

Getting the run to the lead over pole-sitter, Channin Tankersley, caution lights came on after the first lap for Chase Randall. Able to keep the Skagit Speedway No. 21p at bay on the restart, Price had his own battle to deal with as Brandon Anderson used Lap 7 restart for Harli White to bolt into the runner-up spot. Losing ground to the Xiphos by SawBlade.com No. J2, the No. 55 began moving around. Despite the line being around the bottom, Anderson opened his groove up a little bit and started running down the No. J2.

Making over a second on Carney, the run was brought to a fiery halt as Anderson's engine erupted into flames with eight laps to run.

Advancing Robbie Price back to second, the final two laps put the No. 21p on the back-bumper Carney. Diving under the No. J2 through the first and second turns, the door slammed shut as the pair hit the back straightaway with Carney taking the win by 0.391-seconds. J.J. Hickle rolled through the field from 10th to claim the final podium step with Ian Madsen crossing fourth. Jake Bubak completed the top five.

Channin Tankersley slipped to sixth at the finish with Sean McClelland making up five spots to seventh. Michael Faccinto eighth was chased to the line by Colton Heath with Seth Bergman crossing tenth.

A field of 37 cars was on hand Wednesday night. Riley Goodno was the night's Bush's Chicken Fast Qualifier, worth $100. Schure Built Suspension, Griffith Truck and Equipment, Brewer Trucking, and Old School Racin' each put up $100 for Heat Race winners with Brandon Anderson, John Carney II, Jake Bubak, and J.J. Hickle earning wins. Mid-Mo Equipment Dash winners pocketed $50 each with Channin Tankersley and John Carney II on top. Danny Sams III won the C-Feature with Casey Wills winning the B-Feature. The Tiny's Truck Repair Hard Charger, worth $100, was Dylan Postier.

The Lucas Oil ASCS Sprint Week powered by Smiley's Racing Products continues Thursday, August 13, at 81-Speedway in Park City, Kan. Pits open at 4:00 P.M. with Grandstands opening at 5:00 P.M. Hot Laps at 7:00 P.M. with Qualifying to follow at 7:30 P.M. (CT). Admission is $20 with Kids 10 and under free.

For other news, notes, and information on the American Sprint Car Series, from the National Tour to any of the Regional Tours that make up ASCS Nation in 2020, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com, follow on Facebook, on Instagram, and Twitter (@LucasOilASCS).


Race Results:

Lucas Oil ASCS Sprint Week powered by Smiley's

Caney Valley Speedway (Caney, Kan.)

Sprint Week - Round 2

Wednesday, August 12, 2020


Car Count: 37


Bush's Chicken Qualifying

Qualifying (2 Laps): 1. 22X-Riley Goodno, 00:12.965[2]; 2. 21P-Robbie Price, 00:13.006[3]; 3. 35M-Ian Madsen, 00:13.028[6]; 4. 55B-Brandon Anderson, 00:13.057[1]; 5. 17G-Channin Tankersley, 00:13.280[11]; 6. J2-John Carney II, 00:13.395[13]; 7. 31-Casey Wills, 00:13.406[4]; 8. 6-Jett Carney, 00:13.440[8]; 9. 18T-Tanner Holmes, 00:13.457[16]; 10. 17W-Harli White, 00:13.490[32]; 11. 9-Chase Randall, 00:13.514[15]; 12. 5T-Ryan Timms, 00:13.611[7]; 13. 1-Sean McClelland, 00:13.659[36]; 14. 85-Forrest Sutherland, 00:13.668[12]; 15. 33-Colton Heath, 00:13.687[14]; 16. 50Z-Zach Chappell, 00:13.734[30]; 17. 63-JJ Hickle, 00:13.734[33]; 18. 777-Bailey Hughes, 00:13.749[10]; 19. 115-Nick Parker, 00:13.787[5]; 20. 52-Blake Hahn, 00:13.839[35]; 21. 21S-Shane Hopkins, 00:13.861[22]; 22. 5H-Michael Faccinto, 00:13.878[26]; 23. 23-Seth Bergman, 00:13.895[23]; 24. 26M-Fred Mattox, 00:13.917[31]; 25. 1X-Jake Bubak, 00:13.932[21]; 26. 47-Avery Goodman, 00:13.942[28]; 27. 21R-Gunner Ramey, 00:14.134[29]; 28. 24D-Danny Sams III, 00:14.184[34]; 29. 1P-Dylan Postier, 00:14.213[20]; 30. 44-Jesse Love, 00:14.213[37]; 31. 97-Kevin Cummings, 00:14.260[17]; 32. 9M-Glen Saville, 00:14.306[9]; 33. 92J-JR Topper, 00:14.336[19]; 34. 79-Tim Kent, 00:14.352[18]; 35. 14E-Kyle Bellm, 00:14.548[24]; 36. 17B-Ryan Bickett, 00:14.709[27]; 37. 22B-Jesse Baker, 00:14.806[25]


Heat Races (Top 4 in each advance to the A-Feature)

Schure Built Suspension Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 55B-Brandon Anderson[1]; 2. 35M-Ian Madsen[2]; 3. 21P-Robbie Price[3]; 4. 22X-Riley Goodno[4]; 5. 31-Casey Wills[5]; 6. 5T-Ryan Timms[7]; 7. 6-Jett Carney[6]; 8. 115-Nick Parker[9]; 9. 777-Bailey Hughes[8]; 10. 9M-Glen Saville[10]

Griffith Truck & Equip. Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. J2-John Carney II[3]; 2. 9-Chase Randall[1]; 3. 33-Colton Heath[6]; 4. 17G-Channin Tankersley[4]; 5. 85-Forrest Sutherland[5]; 6. 18T-Tanner Holmes[2]; 7. 92J-JR Topper[8]; 8. 79-Tim Kent[9]; 9. 97-Kevin Cummings[7]

Brewer Trucking Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 1X-Jake Bubak[1]; 2. 23-Seth Bergman[2]; 3. 5H-Michael Faccinto[3]; 4. 47-Avery Goodman[5]; 5. 14E-Kyle Bellm[7]; 6. 1P-Dylan Postier[6]; 7. 17B-Ryan Bickett[8]; 8. 21S-Shane Hopkins[4]; 9. 22B-Jesse Baker[9]

Old School Racin Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 63-JJ Hickle[1]; 2. 1-Sean McClelland[3]; 3. 26M-Fred Mattox[6]; 4. 17W-Harli White[4]; 5. 50Z-Zach Chappell[2]; 6. 44-Jesse Love[9]; 7. 52-Blake Hahn[5]; 8. 24D-Danny Sams III[8]; 9. 21R-Gunner Ramey[7]


Mid-Mo Equipment Dashes:

Dash 1 (4 Laps): 1. 17G-Channin Tankersley[2]; 2. 35M-Ian Madsen[4]; 3. 22X-Riley Goodno[5]; 4. 17W-Harli White[3]; 5. 5H-Michael Faccinto[1]

Dash 2 (4 Laps): 1. J2-John Carney II[1]; 2. 55B-Brandon Anderson[4]; 3. 1X-Jake Bubak[2]; 4. 21P-Robbie Price[3]; 5. 63-JJ Hickle[5]


Hoosier Tire C-Features (Top 4 advance to the B-Feature)

C-Main (10 Laps): 1. 24D-Danny Sams III[3]; 2. 21S-Shane Hopkins[2]; 3. 21R-Gunner Ramey[6]; 4. 22B-Jesse Baker[8]; 5. 115-Nick Parker[1]; 6. 777-Bailey Hughes[5]; 7. 9M-Glen Saville[9]; 8. 79-Tim Kent[4]; 9. 97-Kevin Cummings[7]


BMRS B-Feature (Top 4 advance to the A-Feature)

B-Main (12 Laps): 1. 31-Casey Wills[1]; 2. 18T-Tanner Holmes[6]; 3. 52-Blake Hahn[10]; 4. 1P-Dylan Postier[8]; 5. 24D-Danny Sams III[13]; 6. 21S-Shane Hopkins[14]; 7. 85-Forrest Sutherland[3]; 8. 22B-Jesse Baker[16]; 9. 6-Jett Carney[2]; 10. 50Z-Zach Chappell[4]; 11. 17B-Ryan Bickett[12]; 12. 21R-Gunner Ramey[15]; 13. 44-Jesse Love[9]; 14. 92J-JR Topper[11]; 15. 5T-Ryan Timms[7]; 16. 14E-Kyle Bellm[5]


SawBlade.com A-Feature

A-Main (25 Laps): 1. J2-John Carney II[2]; 2. 21P-Robbie Price[8]; 3. 63-JJ Hickle[10]; 4. 35M-Ian Madsen[3]; 5. 1X-Jake Bubak[6]; 6. 17G-Channin Tankersley[1]; 7. 1-Sean McClelland[12]; 8. 5H-Michael Faccinto[9]; 9. 33-Colton Heath[14]; 10. 23-Seth Bergman[13]; 11. 17W-Harli White[7]; 12. 1P-Dylan Postier[20]; 13. 52-Blake Hahn[19]; 14. 18T-Tanner Holmes[18]; 15. 26M-Fred Mattox[15]; 16. 22X-Riley Goodno[5]; 17. 47-Avery Goodman[16]; 18. 31-Casey Wills[17]; 19. 55B-Brandon Anderson[4]; 20. 9-Chase Randall[11]

Lap Leader(s): John Carney II 1-25

Tiny's Truck Repair Hard Charger: Dylan Postier +8

High Point Driver: N/A

Provisional(s): N/A

2020 Sprint Week Winners: - J.J. Hickle – 1 (8/11 – Lakeside Speedway); John Carney II – 1 (8/12 – Caney Valley Speedway);

2020 Sprint Week Standings (Top 10): 1. J.J. Hickle 285; 2. Ian Madsen 272; 3. Robbie Price 258; 4. John Carney II 256; 5. Seth Bergman 240; 6. Blake Hahn 239; 7. Colton Heath 33; 8. Harli White 233; 9. Michael Faccinto 226; 10. Jake Bubak 223;


Shirley Edges Sheppard by .090 in Late Model Thriller, Krup Scores Third Career Summit Modified Victory at Fairbury


 DIRTcar Late Models

FAIRBURY, IL – Aug. 12, 2020 – There’s one constant about Fairbury Speedway. The racing never disappoints.

Brian Shirley, Brandon Sheppard and Frank Heckenast Jr. put on an instant DIRTcar Summer Nationals classic Wednesday night, battling it out with the rest of the field over 40 laps that ended with Shirley’s fifth Hell Tour win of the season by .090 seconds over Sheppard.

Heckenast led the opening laps before outside polesitter Ryan Unzicker cracked the whip to his outside and swiped the lead away on Lap 3, but held it only briefly as Heckenast came back at him on the bottom on Lap 5.

Sheppard climbed aboard his horse on a restart after the caution on Lap 8, throwing a slide job on Unzicker for second as they sailed through Turns 1-2. He was able to track Heckenast down in just two laps and made the move for the top spot on Lap 11.

Sheppard took command out front for the next 11 laps before facing another strong challenge from Heckenast, who took the lead again briefly on Laps 22-23. Sheppard got a better run on the top side to take the lead back, which he held all the way until the final 10 laps.

Shirley had silently been keeping pace all throughout the race behind the leaders and saw the chance to dig-in for the lead on Lap 31. He nearly threaded the Sheppard-Heckenast needle going into Turn 3, but instead was able to get Heckenast to his outside as he steered his Bob Cullen Racing #3s back to the inside to get a run on Sheppard.

Squeezing Sheppard in behind a lapped car, Shirley found some traction down low and grabbed the spot with just eight laps remaining. Sheppard tried to return the favor on the cushion, but to no avail. He got one final push on the final lap, heading way up the banking in each corner, but Shirley was just too strong down low. He crossed the line by a mere .090 seconds over Sheppard to collect his 5th Summer Nationals Feature win of 2020.

“I was just lucky the lapped cars kinda fell my way,” Shirley said in Victory Lane. “I knew where [Sheppard] was, and he was right there on my ass, so I just tried to do the best I could and was able to get the win.”

Unzicker and Weisser completed the top-five, while the former Summer Nationals champions of Shannon Babb, Dennis Erb Jr. and Jason Feger finished 6-7-8. 


UP NEXT

The DIRTcar Summer Nationals Late Models next take on the “Mighty” Macon Speedway Thursday night, Aug. 13, for the 100-lap Herald & Review 100. Catch all the action on DIRTVision presented by Drydene.

Feature (40 Laps) 1. 3S-Brian Shirley [3][]; 2. B5-Brandon Sheppard [4][]; 3. 99JR-Frank Heckenast Jr [1][]; 4. 24-Ryan Unzicker [2][]; 5. 25W-Allen Weisser [9][]; 6. 28-Dennis Erb [15][]; 7. 18-Shannon Babb [5][]; 8. 25-Jason Feger [8][]; 9. 77M-Jay Morris [18][]; 10. 1W-Donny Walden [10][]; 11. 111-Steven Roberts [6][]; 12. 1M-Mike Mataragas [14][]; 13. 4G-Bob Gardner [11][]; 14. 89-Mike Spatola [7][]; 15. 33X-Gordy Gundaker [21][]; 16. 18L-Jeffrey Ledford [17][]; 17. 16-Rusty Griffaw [20][]; 18. 91P-Jason Papich [12][]; 19. B12-Kevin Weaver [19][]; 20. 75-Billy Drake [16][]; 21. 48L-Tim Lance Jr [22][]; 22. 6-Daryn Klein [13][] Hard Charger: 28-Dennis Erb[+9]


 


DIRTcar Summit Modifieds

The JHA Motorsports team opted out of coming to Fairbury Speedway for the DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals’ most recent visit last month. This time around, they’re walking out as Feature winners.

Will Krup took the lead from Jeff Leka on Lap 17 and never looked back, scoring the $1,500 check and his third career Summit Modifieds victory at a track that's presented him challenges in the past.

“This track’s always been kinda rude to me, but to end up here in Victory Lane, that’s huge,” Krup said. “We’ve kinda had some bad luck here in the last couple weeks, but this feels good to finally put one together and actually end up in Victory Lane.”

Leka shot out to the race lead in the opening laps before receiving a big challenge down low by Krup. The lead changed hands once, then back again between the two before Krup was able to maintain his pass for the lead on Lap 17.

Using the very bottom of the track, Krup was able to hold the great speed and control and actually open up a bit of a gap in the closing laps on fellow Elite Chassis pilot Nick Hoffman and six-time Summit Modified champion Mike Harrison.

Hoffman crossed the line in second, coming all the way from his 10th-place starting spot to keep his streak going of finishes no worse than second throughout the tour. Mike Harrison rounded out the podium while Tyler Peterson and Mike McKinney capped-off the top-five.


UP NEXT

The DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals next take on the “Mighty” Macon Speedway Thursday night, Aug. 13, as part of the Herald & Review 100 event for the DIRTcar Summer Nationals. Catch all the action on DIRTVision presented by Drydene.


Feature (25 Laps) 1. K19-Will Krup [2][]; 2. 7-Nick Hoffman [10][]; 3. 24H-Mike Harrison [9][]; 4. 1TPO-Tyler Peterson [11][]; 5. 96M-Mike McKinney [23][]; 6. 3L-Jeff Leka [3][]; 7. 25W-Allen Weisser [4][]; 8. 34W-James Walters [8][]; 9. 77-Ray Bollinger [5][]; 10. 36-Kenny Wallace [12][]; 11. 64-Dawson Cook [6][]; 12. 14-Rick Conoyer [14][]; 13. 37L-Michael Ledford [15][]; 14. O-Travis Kohler [22][]; 15. 27C-Justin Cundiff [17][]; 16. 35-Ethan Weber [20][]; 17. 12-Richard Craven [24][]; 18. 59R-Jacob Rexing [7][]; 19. 24-Zeke McKenzie [21][]; 20. 3W-Dylan Woodling [16][]; 21. 69SR-Jim Farris [13][]; 22. 1L-Dave Lilja [19][]; 23. 35H-Jason Hastings [1][]; 24. 11S-Nick Seplak [18][]; 25. 17H-Scott Hauge [25][] Hard Charger: 96M-Mike McKinney[+18]


SCHEDULE UPDATE: World of Outlaws Late Models Adjust Calendar with Few Changes Sharon (8/22) Cancelled & Replaced by Eriez; Fayetteville (9/4) Cancelled & Replaced by Lavonia


 Due to continued mass gatherings regulations in place, the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series have made a few slight adjustments to the 2020 schedule through August and September.

The Saturday, August 22 race at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio has been cancelled. All fans who purchased advanced tickets will be refunded to their method of payment.

Originally scheduled for the next night on Sunday, the WoO Late Models date at Eriez Speedway in Erie, Pa. has been bumped up to that Saturday, August 22 slot to fill the space of Sharon. Meaning, we'll have a three-day Pennsylvania swing next weekend with races at Lincoln Speedway on Thursday, August 20, Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, August 21, and Eriez on Saturday, August 22.

Also flipping around, Fayetteville Motor Speedway's Friday, September 4 show has been cancelled. Taking the place for the North Carolina race is a night in Georgia, with Lavonia Speedway now occupying that Friday, September 4 date before heading over to Lancaster Motor Speedway in South Carolina on Saturday, September 5.

Stay tuned to @WoOLateModels on social media or www.woolms.com online for more information regarding these races in the coming weeks.


Remaining 2020 World of Outlaws Late Model Series Schedule:


Thursday, August 20 - Lincoln Speedway (Abbottstown, Pa.)

Friday, August 21 - Williams Grove Speedway (Mechanicsburg, Pa.)

Saturday, August 22 - Eriez Speedway (Erie, Pa.)

Friday, September 4 - Lavonia Speedway (Lavonia, Ga.)

Saturday, September 5 - Lancaster Motor Speedway (Lancaster, S.C.)

Friday, September 25 - Outlaw Speedway (Dundee, N.Y.)

Saturday, September 26 - Thunder Mountain Speedway (Knox Dale, Pa.)

Friday, October 2 - Cherokee Speedway (Gaffney, S.C.)

Saturday, October 3 - 411 Motor Speedway (Seymour, Tenn.)

Thursday, November 5 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte (Concord, N.C.)

Friday, November 6 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte (Concord, N.C.)

Saturday, November 7 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte (Concord, N.C.)


Hagar Seeking Second Straight Win at I-30 Speedway This Saturday

 

Inside Line Promotions - MARION, Ark. (Aug. 12, 2020) - Derek Hagar is aiming for his fifth feature triumph of the season this Saturday when he ventures to I-30 Speedway.

Hagar invades the high-banked oval in Little Rock, Ark., as part of the ASCS Sprint Week. It will mark his first race since winning at the track on July 25.

"We were able to go out and show a lot of speed," he said. "We haven't done a lot of consecutive racing this year like we normally do."

Hagar has only been able to race a half dozen times since the pandemic hit in the middle of March. However, he's made the most of the opportunities by winning four times and finishing second in another race.

"That weighs on my mind not racing and other guys getting to stay in the seat," he said. "That bothers me during the week, but when I strap my helmet on it's back to game on."

Hagar said he anticipates his schedule will pick up during the final couple of months of the season.

"I just counted and I think we have 15 races to go," he said. "We're looking forward to getting more races under our belt and hopefully we can continue the same success rate."


SEASON STATS -

9 races, 4 wins, 6 top fives, 7 top 10s, 7 top 15s, 9 top 20s


UP NEXT -

Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., during the ASCS Sprint Week


MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek


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Mallett Rallies for Top-20 Finish at Ultimate Challenge After Frustrating 360 Knoxville Nationals

 

Inside Line Promotions - OSKALOOSA, Iowa (Aug. 12, 2020) - Jordon Mallett advanced six positions on Sunday night at Southern Iowa Speedway to finish 18th during the Sage Fruit Ultimate Challenge presented by Searsboro Telephone Co.

The performance wrapped up a frustrating trip to Iowa that saw his outing at the 30th annual My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank end in the D Main Saturday night at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville.

"We rolled into Knoxville as prepared as we've ever been, but we just had absolutely no luck," he said. "The spark box broke before we even took a competitive lap and by the time we got it fixed, the track had slowed down too much to really be able to capitalize on the one lap we got and it pretty much ended our hopes of any success."

Mallett kicked off the weekend in preliminary action on Friday by timing in 41st quickest among 48 drivers in attendance with a lap of 17.908 seconds. He followed that up by finishing where he started in a heat race - ninth. Mallett won the C Main from the second starting position, but his quest to make the feature stalled out in the B Main as he finished 18 th.

"Qualifying is so important and the issues we had just really ruined our whole night and the whole weekend to be honest," he said. "We went as hard as we could in the C and B Mains, but we were so far back that it was going to take a miracle to really get anywhere."

Mallett returned to Knoxville Raceway on Saturday night and he raced his way through the E Main by finishing fourth. He then advanced five positions in the D Main to place 14th.

"We didn't do ourselves any favors on our preliminary night and we knew we were in for a long road if we wanted to get in the show," he said. "If anything, we got to try some stuff out on the car and make some changes so I guess we'll chalk it up to a learning experience."

Looking to finish off the trip to Iowa on a higher note, Mallett headed to Southern Iowa Speedway to race with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour in the Ultimate Challenge on Sunday night.

Mallett finished where he started in a heat race - ninth - before advancing four positions in a B Main to finish eighth. He opted to take a series provisional to tag the rear of the field in the A Main and he charged forward from 24th to 18th. The six positions gained were the second most among the drivers in the feature and the top-20 run was the 17th of the season for the Greenbrier, Ark., native.

"We had a tough draw early in the night and the track was really narrow early on," he said. "We really just had no luck in Iowa. We played the best hand we could with the cards we were dealt and salvaged a decent night in the feature. It's a weekend that I'm ready to put in the rearview. I was never so glad to be leaving Iowa."


QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 7 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 41; Heat race: 9 (9); C Main: 1 (2); B Main: 18 (19).

Aug. 8 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - E Main: 4 (3); D Main: 14 (19).

Aug. 9 - Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa - Heat race: 9 (9); B Main: 8 (12); Feature: 18 (24).



SEASON STATS -

20 races, 0 wins, 8 top fives, 10 top 10s, 15 top 15s, 17 top 20s


UP NEXT -

TBD


MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://jordonmallett.myracepass.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jmmotorsports14

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jordonmallettmotorsports


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Brian Brown Contends for 360 Knoxville Nationals Title Before Winning Ultimate Challenge


 Inside Line Promotions - OSKALOOSA, Iowa (Aug. 12, 2020) - Brian Brown kicked off Iowa Speedweek by earning a runner-up result during his preliminary night at the 30th annual My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank.

Although a mechanical problem derailed another podium outing during the final night of the marquee event at Knoxville Raceway, Brown rebounded the ensuing night by capturing the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour's Sage Fruit Ultimate Challenge presented by Searsboro Telephone Co. at Southern Iowa Speedway.


Aug. 7 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 10; Heat race: 3 (5); Feature: 2 (4).

"We had hopes of going in and setting quick time," Brown said. "For whatever reason we were off a little with our car. It felt like I was up and out of the track more than I'd like to be. It shows the quality of cars if you're off a little and you go 10th quick. We were able to go fifth to third in the heat and that was good points there. In the feature we started fourth and I felt like we were a fourth-place car behind Lynton (Jeffrey), Scott (Bogucki) and Sawyer (Phillips). We had a yellow with a couple of laps to go and I was able to make a good run to go from fourth to second after the restart. I think it was worth two and a half rows on the field on Saturday so that was a big move to put us in position to win the 360 Nationals."


Aug. 8 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Feature: 16 (7).

"We definitely felt like we had some good notes," Brown said. "Me and Chad put our heads together on how we wanted to attack the situation. We had a car capable of winning. We drove by some really good race car drivers to get into second and chew into Kerry Madsen's lead. With six or seven laps to go I was hoping for a yellow to bunch us back up and give us a shot. One never came and we had an engine let go on the last lap."


Aug. 9 - Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa - Heat race: 2 (3); Qualifier: 1 (4); Feature: 1 (1).

"We had a brand new Rider engine in on Sunday," Brown said. "We'd never ran it before and it ran good all night. We moved forward in the heat and won the qualifier from fourth. We started on the front row with Dominic (Scelzi) in the feature. Once we got going it went non-stop. We had a really good car, but we got tight late in traffic. It gave Dominic an opportunity to slide us. He slid us in turn three and we were able to cut back under him to get the win. It's good to get a win during Iowa Speedweek."

UP NEXT - Thursday through Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for The One and Only and the 9th annual Brownells Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

"It's not the Knoxville Nationals, but Knoxville Raceway and the World of Outlaws could have thrown the towel in," Brown said. "Not only are they having a race, but a race with this type of money is big. $50,000 is a huge payday in our sport. There will be 70 really good cars. The fans will see the qualifying nights being more exciting than normal with everyone running each night instead of a split field. I'm excited."


SEASON STATS -

37 races, 5 wins, 13 top fives, 21 top 10s, 27 top 15s, 28 top 20s


MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BrianBrownRacing.com

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"We've been involved with HostIowa.net since 2005," Brown said. "They do a great job of not only building and hosting our website, but Knoxville Raceway's as well. They're a big part of our sport."

Brown would also like to thank Casey's General Stores, FVP, FVP Stay Tuned, Impact Signs, Awnings, Wraps, Champion Brands, Rams Racing, MC Power, Housby, Ditzfeld Transfer, Maxim Racing, J.D. Welding & Machine, Weld Wheels, Fischer Body Shop, Smiley's Racing Products, Wolfe Eye Clinic, The Waldinger Corporation, Restless Distillery, Factory Kahne Shocks, C & M Lawn & Landscape, Lincoln Electric, K&N Filters, FSR Racing Products, Ti64, ATL Tanks, Bell Helmets, K1 RaceGear, Clem's Helmets, Vortex Wings, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Kenny's Components, Rod End Supply, Winters Performance Products, Cometic Gaskets, KSE Racing Products, ISC Racers Tape, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Racing Optics, Donovan, Hoosier Tires, NGK Spark Plugs, XYZ Machining, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Red Devil Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, 6B Apparel, Garrett Racing Engines and MSD Ignition for their continued support.


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Daniel Enjoying Challenging Battle for World of Outlaws Rookie of the Year Award


 Inside Line Promotions - PEVELY, Mo. (Aug. 12, 2020) - The famed Knoxville Nationals usually marks a midpoint and often times the highest point to each sprint car season.

However, this year is different. The marquee World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series event at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, has been replaced by The One and Only and the 9th annual Brownells Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank this Thursday through Saturday.

While it still might represent the middle of the season, no one quite knows what the future holds as the 2020 campaign has been a wild one.

Mason Daniel is a contender for the World of Outlaws Rookie of the Year Award as two drivers are vying for the prestigious honor. Daniel enters the event at Knoxville Raceway this weekend with a 10-point lead in the Rookie of the Year chase.

"We've had some good runs and then some not so great runs this year," he said. "For me, it's been my first time at a lot of these tracks. I'm still learning a bunch. I feel like when we get back to some tracks where we have some laps we will produce better results."

Knoxville Raceway presents that opportunity this weekend. Daniel has visited the half-mile oval multiple times in the last couple of seasons. However, this weekend he will duke it out among a field of approximately 70 elite drivers.

"With the different format I think you take a step back and look at it like it's another three-day race weekend with the World of Outlaws because we're racing every night unlike the traditional Knoxville Nationals format," he said. "You have to be on your game every single night. We tested there last month and ran some good lap times. It'll be interesting to see how we stack up against this great field."


SEASON STATS -

32 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 top 10s, 3 top 15s, 8 top 20s


UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for The One and Only and the 9th annual Brownells Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series


MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.masondanielracing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MasonDRacing



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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

J.J. Hickle Runs To Victory At Lakeside Speedway In ASCS Sprint Week Opener

 

(Image Credit; Richard Bales)

Bryan Hulbert – KANSAS CITY, Kan. (August 11, 2020) Rebounding after losing the lead early on at Lakeside Speedway, Washington's J.J. Hickle stormed to victory on the opening night of the Lucas Oil ASCS Sprint Week presented by Smiley's Racing Products.

"He got me on the bottom, and I could see it was getting thin down there, so I just kept hitting my marks on the top," stated Hickle. "I knew we were going to be good late, and you know, Ian [Madsen] is one of the best in the game, so I just bided my time just hoping to get an opportunity in traffic, and you know, it didn't exactly shake out very good for either of us, but it seemed like I was there at the right time."

Earning the pole in Tuesday's A-Feature, Hickle led the opening two revolutions. Working the cushion at both ends of the half-mile oval, the bottom was wide open for Ian Madsen to get the lead working the third lap.

Growing his advantage to nearly two-seconds as he hit traffic, Madsen's lead started to shrink as the race came to the final 10 laps. Weaving around the back-markers, the No. 63 of Hickle closed rapidly with five laps to run. On the back bumper of Madsen's No. 35m with three laps to go, Hickle shot to the race lead with twin flag showing in the stand.

Peddling for all he had, the final two turns saw Madsen with a huge run, but no time as Hickle hit the checkered flag 0.282-seconds ahead of the HAM Construction No. 35m. Blake Hahn crossed third. Picking up the Tiny's Truck Repair Hard Charger Award, Seth Bergman climbed nine spots to fourth with Harli White fifth.

Colton Heath was sixth with Tanner Holmes seventh. Robbie Price moved from 14th to eighth, followed by Jay Russell and Michael Faccinto to round out the top ten.

A field of 38 was on hand at Lakeside Speedway. The Bush's Chicken Fast Time Award, worth $100, went to Ian Madsen. Heat Races were worth $100 to win with Michael Faccinto, Jay Russell, Blake Hahn, and Chelsea Blevins getting wins. Dash wins netted $50 with J.J. Hickle and Jay Russell topping those. The C-Feature went to Bailey Sucich with the B-Feature topped by Austin O'Neal.

The Lucas Oil ASCS Sprint Week powered by Smiley's Racing Products heads for Caney Valley Speedway on Wednesday, August 12. Pits open at 4:00 P.M. with Grandstands opening at 5:00 P.M. Hot Laps at 7:00 P.M. with Qualifying to follow at 7:30 P.M. (CT). Admission is $20 with kids 12 and under free.

For other news, notes, and information on the American Sprint Car Series, from the National Tour to any of the Regional Tours that make up ASCS Nation in 2020, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com, follow on Facebook, on Instagram, and Twitter (@LucasOilASCS).


Race Results:


Lucas Oil ASCS Sprint Week powered by Smiley's

Lakeside Speedway (Kansas City, Kan.)

Sprint Week - Round 1

Tuesday, August 11, 2020


Car Count: 38


Bush's Chicken Qualifying ($100 to quick time)

Qualifying (2 Laps): 1. 35M-Ian Madsen, 00:15.121[13]; 2. 95-Matt Covington, 00:15.203[24]; 3. 63-JJ Hickle, 00:15.240[2]; 4. 33-Colton Heath, 00:15.263[22]; 5. 17W-Harli White, 00:15.316[14]; 6. 23-Seth Bergman, 00:15.372[3]; 7. 115-Nick Parker, 00:15.425[30]; 8. 11-Austin O'Neal, 00:15.434[32]; 9. 52-Blake Hahn, 00:15.479[27]; 10. 18T-Tanner Holmes, 00:15.484[35]; 11. 76-Jay Russell, 00:15.508[20]; 12. 1X-Jake Bubak, 00:15.515[17]; 13. 21P-Robbie Price, 00:15.520[25]; 14. 5H-Michael Faccinto, 00:15.555[5]; 15. 17B-Ryan Bickett, 00:15.605[4]; 16. 81A-Chris Morgan, 00:15.625[28]; 17. 1B-Chelsea Blevins, 00:15.642[38]; 18. 22X-Riley Goodno, 00:15.647[31]; 19. 50Z-Zach Chappell, 00:15.668[1]; 20. J2-John Carney II, 00:15.680[37]; 21. 9-Chase Randall, 00:15.707[19]; 22. 55B-Brandon Anderson, 00:15.724[10]; 23. 88-Travis Reber, 00:15.791[29]; 24. 21S-Shane Hopkins, 00:15.911[33]; 25. 14-Bailey Sucich, 00:15.915[7]; 26. 6-Jett Carney, 00:15.917[23]; 27. 17G-Channin Tankersley, 00:15.937[18]; 28. 41-Colton Hardy, 00:15.965[21]; 29. 21R-Gunner Ramey, 00:15.979[8]; 30. 44-Jesse Love, 00:15.987[11]; 31. 26M-Fred Mattox, 00:16.063[34]; 32. 47-Avery Goodman, 00:16.098[12]; 33. 92J-JR Topper, 00:16.160[15]; 34. 24D-Danny Sams III, 00:16.205[16]; 35. 5T-Ryan Timms, 00:16.208[36]; 36. 42P-Preston Perlmutter, 00:16.404[26]; 37. 57-Bailey Elliott, 00:16.781[6]; 38. 22B-Jesse Baker, 00:18.551[9]


Heat Races ($100 to Heat Winners. Top 4 in each advance to the A-Feature)

Schure Built Suspension Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 5H-Michael Faccinto[2]; 2. 17B-Ryan Bickett[1]; 3. 23-Seth Bergman[3]; 4. 63-JJ Hickle[4]; 5. 55B-Brandon Anderson[6]; 6. 50Z-Zach Chappell[5]; 7. 21R-Gunner Ramey[8]; 8. 14-Bailey Sucich[7]; 9. 57-Bailey Elliott[9]; 10. 22B-Jesse Baker[10]

Griffith Truck & Equip. Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 76-Jay Russell[2]; 2. 1X-Jake Bubak[1]; 3. 35M-Ian Madsen[4]; 4. 17W-Harli White[3]; 5. 9-Chase Randall[5]; 6. 24D-Danny Sams III[10]; 7. 44-Jesse Love[7]; 8. 47-Avery Goodman[8]; 9. 92J-JR Topper[9]; 10. (DNF) 17G-Channin Tankersley[6]

Brewer Trucking Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 52-Blake Hahn[2]; 2. 95-Matt Covington[4]; 3. 33-Colton Heath[3]; 4. 21P-Robbie Price[1]; 5. 81A-Chris Morgan[5]; 6. 88-Travis Reber[6]; 7. 41-Colton Hardy[8]; 8. 6-Jett Carney[7]; 9. 42P-Preston Perlmutter[9]

Old School Racin' Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 1B-Chelsea Blevins[1]; 2. 18T-Tanner Holmes[2]; 3. 115-Nick Parker[4]; 4. 22X-Riley Goodno[5]; 5. J2-John Carney II[6]; 6. 21S-Shane Hopkins[7]; 7. 5T-Ryan Timms[9]; 8. 11-Austin O'Neal [3]; 9. (DNF) 26M-Fred Mattox[8]


Mid-Mo Equipment Dashes ($50 to win each):

Dash 1 (4 Laps): 1. 63-JJ Hickle[2]; 2. 35M-Ian Madsen[3]; 3. 52-Blake Hahn[4]; 4. 17W-Harli White[5]; 5. 5H-Michael Faccinto[1]

Dash 2 (4 Laps): 1. 76-Jay Russell[3]; 2. 115-Nick Parker[2]; 3. 1B-Chelsea Blevins[5]; 4. (DNF) 33-Colton Heath[1]; 5. (DNS) 95-Matt Covington


Hoosier Tire C-Features (Top 4 advance to the B-Feature)

C-Main (8 Laps): 1. 14-Bailey Sucich[2]; 2. 47-Avery Goodman[4]; 3. 5T-Ryan Timms[1]; 4. 6-Jett Carney[3]; 5. 92J-JR Topper[5]; 6. 42P-Preston Perlmutter[6]; 7. 22B-Jesse Baker[8]; 8. 57-Bailey Elliott[7]; 9. 26M-Fred Mattox[9]; 10. 17G-Channin Tankersley[10]


BMRS B-Feature (Top 4 advance to the A-Feature)

B-Main (12 Laps): 1. 11-Austin O'Neal [1]; 2. 9-Chase Randall[4]; 3. J2-John Carney II[3]; 4. 81A-Chris Morgan[2]; 5. 50Z-Zach Chappell[6]; 6. 24D-Danny Sams III[9]; 7. 44-Jesse Love[12]; 8. 41-Colton Hardy[10]; 9. 21R-Gunner Ramey[11]; 10. 14-Bailey Sucich[13]; 11. 21S-Shane Hopkins[8]; 12. 88-Travis Reber[7]; 13. 55B-Brandon Anderson[5]; 14. 6-Jett Carney[16]; 15. 47-Avery Goodman[14]; 16. 5T-Ryan Timms[15]


SawBlade.com A-Feature

A-Main (25 Laps): 1. 63-JJ Hickle[1]; 2. 35M-Ian Madsen[3]; 3. 52-Blake Hahn[5]; 4. 23-Seth Bergman[13]; 5. 17W-Harli White[7]; 6. 33-Colton Heath[8]; 7. 18T-Tanner Holmes[10]; 8. 21P-Robbie Price[14]; 9. 76-Jay Russell[2]; 10. 5H-Michael Faccinto[9]; 11. 115-Nick Parker[4]; 12. J2-John Carney II[19]; 13. 17B-Ryan Bickett[12]; 14. 22X-Riley Goodno[15]; 15. 9-Chase Randall[18]; 16. 1X-Jake Bubak[11]; 17. 11-Austin O'Neal[17]; 18. 81A-Chris Morgan[20]; 19. (DNF) 1B-Chelsea Blevins[6]; 20. (DNF) 95-Matt Covington[16]


Lap Leader(s):JJ Hickle 1-2, 24-25; Ian Madsen 3-23

Tiny's Truck Repair Hard Charger: Seth Bergman

High Point Driver: N/A

Provisional(s): N/A

2020 Sprint Week Winners: - J.J. Hickle – 1 (8/11 – Lakeside Speedway);

2020 Sprint Week Standings (Top 10): 1. J.J. Hickle 150; 2. Ian Madsen 142; 3. Blake Hahn 135; 4. Seth Bergman 130; 5. Harli White 125; 6. Colton Heath 122; 7. Tanner Holmes 119; 8. Robbie Price 116; 9. Jay Russell 113; 10. Michael Faccinto 110;


ASCS Online:

American Sprint Car Series: http://www.ascsracing.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/lucasoilascs

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/lucasoilascs (@lucasoilascs)

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Video Broadcast: http://www.racinboys.com

Live-Scoring (Where Applicable): MRP Live


ASCS Sponsors:

Lucas Oil Products is the title sponsor of the American Sprint Car Series. More information can be found on Lucas Oil Products at www.lucasoil.com. MAVTV Motorsports Network is the presenting sponsor of the American Sprint Car Series. Log onto http://www.mavtv.com for more information.

Sawblade.com is the official SawBlade of the American Sprint Car Series and title sponsor of every National Tour A-Feature as well as Victory Lane. For more information, log onto https://www.sawblade.com and follow along on Social Media at @SawBladecom on Twitter, on Instagram at Sawblade.com_, and Facebook.

Associate sponsors for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented the MAVTV Motorsports Network include Hoosier Racing Tire and Brodix. All Heat Races are brought to you by SCE Gaskets. All B-Features are presented by BMRS.

Team Lucas Sponsors for the American Sprint Car Series consist of Protect the Harvest, Geico, SRI, General Tire, MAVTV Motorsports Network, LucasOilRacing.tv, and General Tire.

All events are broadcast online at http://www.racinboys.com.

Product and Contingency Sponsorship provided by SCE Gaskets, K&N Filters, BMRS, SpeedMart, Engler Machine and Tool, FSR Radiator and Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, MyRacePass.com, Weld Wheels, Maxwell Industries, Simpson, Wesmar Racing Engines, Hinchman Indy Racewear, Rod End Supply, Smiley's Racing Products, and Triple X Race, Co.


THE ONE AND ONLY - CAPITANI CLASSIC FORMAT

 

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

By World of Outlaws

“The ONE and Only” with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series at Knoxville Raceway Aug. 13-15 will be a one of kind historic event with a unique format and more than $400,000 in prize winnings on the line.

The format places importance on Thursday’s and Friday’s $10,000-to-win events with points accumulated from results throughout the two nights determining drivers’ starting positions for Saturday’s $50,000-to-win Brownells Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank.


FORMAT HIGHLIGHTS:

Thursday/Friday:

Points earned for Qualifying, Heats, D-Main, C-Main, Last Chance Showdown and 25-lap Feature.

Drivers seeded based on Hot Laps times to determine Qualifying order for their group – three cars qualify at a time.

Top 48 in Qualifying inverted into 6 Heat Races (8 cars inverted in each Heat Race).

Top 8 in accumulated points from Qualifying and Heat Races make up the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash.

POINTS TABLE:

Qualifying: 1. 100, 2. 99, 3. 98, 4. 97, 5. 96... One point per position.

Heats: 1. 100, 2. 95, 3. 90, 4. 85, 5. 80... Five points per position

A Main: 1. 250, 2. 247, 3. 244, 4. 241, 5.238... Three points per position


Saturday:

Top 4 in accumulated points from Thursday & Friday are locked into Saturday’s DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash. Balance of the cars will be split into 4 Qualifying Races with the four winners going to the Dash. 30-lap A-Main for $50,000-to-win, $3,000-to-start.

“This event is like none other and it’s the richest three-day race this season, so since it’s ‘The ONE and Only’ it calls for a special format,” World of Outlaws CEO Brian Carter said. “This was put together by our World of Outlaws officials with input from our teams, as well. It’s truly everybody coming together to make this week spectacular for the competitors and fans alike.”

Remaining ticket packages for the front and back grandstands are going quick and can be purchased by clicking here. The three-day tickets for adults are $110 and $62 for youth 13-19. Kids 12-and-under are free and will receive a ticket on site. Camping is available through Knoxville Raceway by calling (641) 842-5431. Beginning Aug. 1, any remaining tickets will be made available for single night purchases.

If you can’t make it to the track, you can still watch all three nights live on DIRTVision with a Fast Pass Subscription.


FULL FORMAT:


Thursday/Friday

Pill draw will be same as all events and cars will be split into 8 groups of 9 cars. (some groups may be 8 cars depending on car count)

Cars will Hot Lap in their groups. Hot Lap times will be used to seed cars into qualifying groups within the hot lap groups to qualify 3 cars at a time. i.e. Hot lap group 1 fastest 3 will go out first, then the next 3 fastest and then the final 3. Then Hot Lap group 2 fastest 3, etc.

Some hot lap groups may have 2 cars in the last qualifying group. The order of Hot lap groups will remain the same when qualifying the subgroups within them. HL Group1, HL Group 2, etc. Qualifying is not split and is one group.

Top 48 in Qualifying will be inverted into 6 Heat races (so the top 8 cars will be inverted in each Heat). The balance of heats will line up straight up behind the invert cars.

Top 8 in accumulated points from Qualifying and Heat races will make up the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash. Those drivers will draw for their Dash starting position. The Dash finish will line up the first 4 rows of the feature.Heat winners transfer to the feature.

Top 6 in points after the DIRTvision Fast Pass Dash cars that were not a Heat winner also make the feature. If a Heat winner is a Dash car, then 7th in points will make the feature and so on if needed. The 6 Heat winners and top 6 in points will be combined and will line up in the feature by points behind the Dash cars.

The Last Chance Showdown (LCS), C-main and D-main will be lined straight up by accumulated qualifying and Heat race points. 16 to LCS, 16 to C-main, 20 to D-main. Top 4 from each move to the rear of next event by their finishing order to create 20 car fields.

Fastest car that did not transfer to the feature after the heats will start on the pole of the LCS. This may cause 21 cars for the LCS. Cars behind the pole car line up by accumulated points.

Points will be earned for all events except the dash and will be used to line up Saturday program.

Heats-10 Laps, Dash 6-Laps, C-Main-10 Laps, LCS-12 Laps, Feature-25 Laps


Saturday:

Top 4 in accumulated Points from Thursday/Friday will be locked into the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash on Saturday.

The balance of the cars will be split into 4 Qualifying races straight up by points.

Qualifying Race Winners will go to the Dash.

2nd-4th will go to the A Main by finishing position.

5th-8th to the LCS by finishing position.

9th-12th to the C-main.

13th-17th to the D-main.

Top 2 in points that do not transfer will start on the front row of the LCS.

top 4 out of the LCS, C-Main and D-main transfer to the next race lined up on the tail by finish.

The Dash top 4 in points locked in cars will draw for positions 1-4 in the Dash, Qualifier winners will draw for positions 5-8. Dash finish lines up the first 4 rows of the feature.

Qualifiers-12 Laps, Dash-6 Laps, C-Main-12 Laps, LCS-15 Laps, Feature-30 Laps.



PURSE:

Thursday and Friday:

A Main:

1. $10,000; 2. $7,500; 3. $5,000; 4. $4,500; 5. $4,000;

6. $3,500; 7. $3,250; 8. $3,000; 9. $2,800; 10. $2,600;

11. $2,400; 12. $2,200; 13. $2,000; 14. $1,800; 15. $1,600;

16. $1,500; 17. $1,400; 18. $1,300; 19. $1,200; 20. $1,100;

21. $1,000; 22. $1,000. 23. $1,000. 24. $1,000.


LCS: Top Four Transfer;

5. $800; 6. $750; 7. $725; 8. $700; 9. $675; 10. $650;

11. $625; 12. $600; 13. $575; 14. $550; 15. $525;

16. $500; 17.-21. $400.

C-Main: Top Four Transfer;

5. $300; 6. $250; 7. $200; 8. $175; 9.-21. $150.

D-Main: Top Four Transfer; 5.-20. $125.


Saturday A Main:

1. $50,000; 2. $25,000; 3. 12,500; $4. 8,000; 5. $7,000;

6. $6,000; 7. $5,750; 8. $5,500; 9. $5,250; 10. $5,000;

11. $4,500; 12. $4,250; 13. $4,000; 14. $3,750; 15. $3,500;

16. $3,250; 17. $3,000; 18. $3,000; 19. $3,000; 20. $3,000;

21. $3,000; 22. $3,000; 23. $3,000; 24. $3,000.

Saturday LCS: Top Four Transfer;

5. $2,400; 6. $2,200; 7. $2,000; 8. $1,800; 9. $1,600; 10. $1,400;

11. $1,200; 12. $1,100; 13. $1,000; 14. $900; 15. $800;

16. $700; 17. $600; 18. $500; 19. $500; 20. $500; 21. $500.

Saturday C Main: Top Four Transfer;

5. $450; 6. $400; 7. $350; 8.-20. $300.

Saturday D Main: Top Four Transfer;

5. $250; 6. $250, 7. $250; 8. $250; 9.-20. $200.


Sheppard Wins in First Summer Nationals Start of 2020, Hoffman Goes Flag-to-Flag for Fifth-Straight Summit Modified Victory at Sycamore


DIRTcar Late Models

MAPLE PARK, IL – August 11, 2020 – He hadn’t raced his family-owned #B5 Rocket Chassis since May, but it just doesn’t seem to matter which car he drives or what track he’s at. Brandon Sheppard has been just plain dominant so far this year.

B-Shepp invaded the DIRTcar Summer Nationals Late Model circuit Tuesday night at Sycamore Speedway and put a whooping on the field, winning in his first tour start this season by over six seconds and collecting the 21st Hell Tour victory of his career.

Coming off a long weekend with the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series at Cedar Lake Speedway, Sheppard was looking forward to getting back to work with his #B5 machine this week and had a very limited amount of time to prepare for it.

“I’ve been away from the shop, I only got one day to work on this thing this week,” Sheppard said in Victory Lane. “I’ve been away from home for five weeks now, and I’ve got another six days in-a-row to be away from home.”

But that just didn’t seem to affect him. Sheppard stalked his competition at the drop of the green, waiting for the right moment to pounce. It didn’t take long, as he made the move around Frank Heckenast Jr. for second on Lap 3, then overtook the defending champion Brian Shirley for the lead one lap later.

Using all three lanes of the racetrack throughout the race, Sheppard swiftly maneuvered through lapped traffic and actually began pulling away from Shirley in the caution-free race.

Iowan Jeremiah Hurst did his best in his late-race rally efforts to catch Sheppard, but ultimately came up one spot short. He came on strong in the second half of the race, passing both Heckenast Jr. and Shirley to reach the runner-up spot.

As the laps wound down, it became more and more clear – nobody was going to touch the B5 car Tuesday night. Sheppard crossed the line untouched, collecting $5,000 for the victory.

Shirley capped-off the podium in third, Heckenast Jr. was fourth and Jason Feger rounded out the top-five.

UP NEXT

The DIRTcar Summer Nationals Late Model action continues Wednesday night, Aug. 12 at the Fairbury Speedway in Fairbury, IL, for another 40-lap, $5,000-to-win main event in Round #17 of the 2020 DIRTcar Summer Nationals. Watch every lap live on DIRTVision presented by Drydene.

Feature (40 Laps) 1. B5-Brandon Sheppard [3][]; 2. 58-Jeremiah Hurst [4][]; 3. 3S-Brian Shirley [1][]; 4. 99JR-Frank Heckenast Jr [2][]; 5. 25-Jason Feger [7][]; 6. 28-Dennis Erb [6][]; 7. 21B-Rich Bell [5][]; 8. 48-Tim Lance [11][]; 9. 4G-Bob Gardner [9][]; 10. 59-Garrett Alberson [8][]; 11. 5-John Provenzano [12][]; 12. M27-Mike Provenzano [15][]; 13. 1M-Mike Mataragas [22][]; 14. 10J-Jordan Bauer [16][]; 15. 3-Dale Markham [10][]; 16. 15B-Jay Brendle [18][]; 17. 76-Titus Sneed [19][]; 18. 16-Rusty Griffaw [13][]; 19. 91P-Jason Papich [20][]; 20. 89-Mike Spatola [14][]; 21. 48L-Tim Lance Jr [17][]; 22. 8-Herb Reich [21][] Hard Charger: 1M-Mike Mataragas[+9]


 DIRTcar Summit Modifieds


Nine starts. Six wins. Zero finishes outside of the top-two.

Nick Hoffman kept his DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals winning streak alive win a dominating victory Tuesday night at Sycamore Speedway, leading flag-to-flag in the 20-lap event and capturing his fifth-straight Summit Modified Feature win.

“I really love coming to this place, it always fits my driving style – slick and smooth,” Hoffman said in Victory Lane. “I knew Will [Krup] was gonna be pretty good there, we tried some stuff on his car for the Feature. He was kinda complaining after the Heat Race, so I gave him a few things to try that I haven’t done yet. He was pretty good, kept showing he was close to me. It was really cool to sweep the top-three again for the Elite [Chassis] cars, and we’ll keep rolling tomorrow.”

Coming into the week, the top-four drivers in the Summit Modified points standings were drivers of Hoffman’s chassis brand Elite Chassis. Hunt Gossum was fourth in line, but not at the track Tuesday night.

Will Krup and Mike McKinney also stood on the podium after the checkered fell, having chased down Hoffman the entirety of the race. They each drove smart, clean races and it paid off in the end.

UP NEXT

The DIRTcar Summit Modified action continues Wednesday night, Aug. 12 at the Fairbury Speedway in Fairbury, IL, for another 25-lap, $1,500-to-win main event in Round #17 of the 2020 tour. Watch every lap live on DIRTVision presented by Drydene.

Feature (20 Laps) 1. 7-Nick Hoffman [1][]; 2. K19-Will Krup [3][]; 3. 96M-Mike McKinney [4][]; 4. 25W-Allen Weisser [6][]; 5. 1TPO-Tyler Peterson [5][]; 6. 24-Zeke McKenzie [2][]; 7. 36-Kenny Wallace [8][]; 8. 57-Tim Hamburg [7][]; 9. 1L-Dave Lilja [9][]; 10. 17H-Scott Hauge [10][]; 11. 44-Andy Sherley [11][] Hard Charger: 25W-Allen Weisser[+2]


Starks Hustles to Top 10s at 360 Knoxville Nationals Prelim Night and Ultimate Challenge


 Inside Line Promotions - OSKALOOSA, Iowa (Aug. 11, 2020) - Trey Starks posted a pair of top-10 finishes in Iowa last weekend.

The Gobrecht Motorsports competitor placed 10th on Friday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville before hustling to sixth on Sunday at Southern Iowa Speedway.

Starks kicked off the 30th annual My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank by qualifying 28th quickest during his preliminary night on Friday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville.

"We really put ourselves behind for the weekend with our qualifying lap on our prelim night," he said. "We went out a little bit late, which didn't help, but that certainly wasn't the only reason. You know it going in that if you don't put down a good qualifying lap it pretty much ruins your whole weekend. You have to play catch up the whole time.

"We won our heat race to get as many points as we could. We had a really good car and drove it from 18th to 10th in the feature. We actually had a restart and were running eighth. We gambled trying to get another spot and lost two, but we were really happy with the car."

Starks' rally for a top 10 put him ninth on the starting grid for the B Main on Saturday.

"We picked up a handful of spots, but we needed a couple more," he said. "We just couldn't quite get there to get a transfer. The 360 cars are really equal and racing near the front of the B Main, those drivers are really good."

Starks finished sixth, missing a spot into the main event by only two positions.

The team headed to Southern Iowa Speedway on Sunday for the Sage Fruit Ultimate Challenge presented by Searsboro Telephone Co. with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour. Starks placed third in a heat race and second in a qualifier to lock himself into the 12th starting spot for the main event.

"We had a great night in Oskaloosa," he said. "That was probably the hardest I've worked in the car in a long tie. About Lap 5 while racing with Sam Hafertepe Jr. we knocked the nose wing down. The track was fast and hooked up. It was a handful, but the car was fast. That was the first time I've gained positions with the nose wing down. If we hadn't knocked the nose wing down and had a caution or two I think we could have had a car capable of winning."

Starks overcame the early problem as he maneuvered to a sixth-place showing, which was his 12th top 10 of the season.

The team returns to Knoxville Raceway this Thursday through Saturday for The One and Only and the 9th annual Brownells Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series.


QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 7 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 28; Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 10 (18).

Aug. 8 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - B Main: 6 (9).

Aug. 9 - Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa - Heat race: 3 (3); Qualifier: 2 (1); Feature: 6 (12).


SEASON STATS -

32 races, 1 win, 4 top fives, 12 top 10s, 13 top 15s, 19 top 20s


UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for The One and Only and the 9th annual Brownells Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series


MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Starks55Trey

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"I want to thank Golf Cart Services for its support of our team," Starks said. "They are a huge part of our program and I can't wait to get their logo in Victory Lane."

Gobrecht Motorsports would also like to thank E-Z-GO, FK Rod Ends, Champion Brands, J&J Auto Racing, Fibreworks Composites, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Beer Hill Gang, Gettysburg Rental Center, Gardy's Enterprises, Baker Door Company, Moose Lodge 720, Pro Shocks, Auto Meter, KSE Racing Products, Fel-Pro, Taylor Ignition Wires, Miller Welders, K&N Filters, Mettec, Bell Helmets, AL Driveline, DMI, Champion Spark Plugs, ISC Racers Tape, Schroth Racing, HMS Motorsports, Kinsler Fuel Injection, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Ultra Lite Brakes & Components, Rider Automotive, BAPS Motor Speedway and Saldana Racing Products for their continued support.


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Hill Enjoys Her Career-Best 360 Knoxville Nationals Outing

 

Inside Line Promotions - OSKALOOSA, Iowa (Aug. 11, 2020) - Alex Hill produced a career-best result at the 30th annual My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank, which was also highlighted by a top-five qualifying time and an exciting B Main victory on her preliminary night.

"I was really, really happy with the way things went at 360 Nationals," she said. "My crew gave me a fast car every time I was on the track. I think racing at Knoxville for three weeks before the Nationals really helped, too."

Her first night of competition got off to a solid start when she posted the fourth-quickest time out of 48 cars in the all-important time trials at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa.

"I messed up on the exit of turn four on my first lap, but I was able to keep the car from washing up the track there on my second lap and that was the faster one," she said.

The six-car inversion placed her in the sixth starting position of her heat race with the top four finishers advancing to the A Main.

"I had a decent start, but a guy came up in front of me and I had to get on the brakes, which made me lose a lot of ground," she said. "We were fast and gaining on cars at the end, but we had just gotten too strung out before then for us to have enough time to challenge them. We finished sixth."

Having the quickest qualifying time of the cars not transferring to the A Main placed Hill on the pole position for the B Main.

"We had four starts before we could get a lap completed and we thought the top would be the place to run," she said. "On the final restart, the guy beside me got the jump. But that actually turned out better for me. I went to the bottom and found out it was pretty good. I got the lead and decided to stay there. I had (five-time 360 Knoxville Nationals champion) Terry McCarl pull alongside me at the end, but I was able to hold him off for the win. That was one of my biggest wins in a sprint car."

Hill's victory slotted her in the 21st starting position in the night's main event. She gained a spot to finish 20th.

"My car was better on the bottom, but that was where most of the other cars I was racing with were running," she said. "That made it tough to move forward and I just kind of held my position."

Her preliminary performance placed Hill in the B Main on Saturday. She ended up crossing the finish line 13th, which was the best run during her career at the famed event. Hill then closed out her weekend of racing in Iowa on Sunday at the Sage Fruit Ultimate Challenge presented by Searsboro Telephone Co. The Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event was held at Southern Iowa Speedway.

"The track at Oskaloosa was pretty tough to pass on," she said. "It was pretty much one lane most of the night. I was able to move up a spot in my heat race, but the guys up front in my qualifier played games and that cost me positions on the start that I wasn't able to get back. We passed some cars in the B Main, but missed making the transfer by a couple of spots.

"We had a fast car all night, but the track was really tough to pass on and the breaks didn't go our way."


QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 7 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 4 (48); Heat race: 6 (6); B Main: 1 (1); Feature: 20 (21).

Aug. 8 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - B Main: 13 (6).

Aug. 9 - Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa - Heat race: 5 (6); Qualifier: 10 (8); B Main: 5 (7).


SEASON STATS -

18 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 3 top 10s, 4 top 15s, 8 top 20s


UP NEXT -

Aug. 22 at Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap, Tenn., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour


MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HillsRacingTeam.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HillsRacingTeam

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hillsracing/


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"We're excited to have Total Rentals back with our team this year," Hill said. "We greatly appreciate their support."

Hill would also like to thank Townline Variety, BearPaw Convenience, Tony Stewart Racing, Ackland Insurance, Cool Chassis, Creative Edge Signs and Graphics, Lettrage Pixel, XYZ Machining, Fischer Racing Engines, Strodes BBQ and Deli, Allstar Performance, PPM Racing Products, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Original Traders Energy, PAC Racing Springs, Wilwood, DMI, MicroBlue, Vorte Racing Products, Saldana Racing Products, Kinsler Fuel Injection, KSE Racing Products and Brown and Miller Racing Solutions for their continued support.


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Williamson Takes Positives Away From First 360 Knoxville Nationals


Inside Line Promotions - OSKALOOSA, Iowa (Aug. 11, 2020) - Garet Williamson experienced the highs and lows of being a sprint car driver in the span of four days.

On Thursday, Williamson competed against a stacked field during his 30 th annual My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank preliminary night at Knoxville Raceway. He qualified 32 nd quickest, charged from seventh to fourth in a heat race and came away with a solid 13th-place run in the main event.

The downside was that Williamson was forced to run Saturday's C Main and after a fierce battle with Kelby Watt for a transfer position into the B Main, the 20-year-old Missouri driver got upside down in Turn 1 after the checkered flag flew at the half-mile oval in Knoxville, Iowa.

"One of our goals was to make it on our prelim night," he said. "After we qualified bad, we weren't sitting very good and we turned it around with that heat race going from seventh to fourth. It set us up pretty good for the A Main. We started in the back of that, but we made good laps.

"It started off decent, but obviously we tore up a car pretty good (on Saturday). We learned a lot, so I guess we take the good things with it and leave the bad stuff behind and move forward to the next track."

Williamson only had to wait one day to put his 360 Knoxville Nationals experience behind him as the Bryant Paver Motorsports team towed to Southern Iowa Speedway for the Sage Fruit Ultimate Challenge presented by Searsboro Telephone Co.

After winning his heat race and placing seventh in a qualifier, which locked him into the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour main event, Williamson started 16th and advanced two spots to a 14th-place finish.

"I was anxious to get back in the seat after that big ride we took at Knoxville," he said. "It was huge for us to get back in the seat and get that over with.

"We have a super-good team and when everything is right we have a really good team. I'm happy with the direction we are taking. It sucks to tear up a car like that, but we were fast all week. So we have to take that and move on."

Thanks to the Knoxville Raceway crash Williamson won't compete in this week's ASCS Sprint Week, which carries no points for the ASCS National Tour drivers. Instead, he is going to head back to Knoxville Raceway to watch the 410 stars battle.

"Qualifying is something we struggle at and we are going to take that in and watch how those guys do it," he said. "They are the best in the country so watching them can definitely help."


QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 6 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 32; Heat race: 4 (7); Feature: 13 (19).

Aug. 8 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - C Main: 5 (6).

Aug. 9 - Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa - Heat race: 1 (2); Qualifier: 7 (6); Feature: 14 (16).


SEASON STATS -

22 races, 2 wins, 4 top fives, 7 top 10s, 10 top 15s, 15 top 20s


UP NEXT -

Aug. 22 at Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap, Tenn., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour


MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/garetw3

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Garet-Williamson-Racing-572353479787934/


SPONSORS -

Williamson would like to thank Mid-Mo Equipment, Lucas Oil Products, Sorrels Auto & Truck Parts, JBC Transport, LLC, Royal Power Sports, Mo State Construction, Schure Built Suspensions, Tiger Towing, Clems Signs and Maxim for their continued support.


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Setters Focusing on Fifth Straight Rocky Mountain Sprint Car Series Win


Inside Line Promotions - ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. (Aug. 11, 2020) - James Setters returns to Rocky Mountain Sprint Car Series competition this Friday at Electric City Speedway.

Setters is undefeated in four starts this season with the series at the dirt oval in Great Falls, Mont., where he has won seven in a row driving for Mike Quigley dating back to the middle of last year.

"We checked the motor out and it was good from the last week," he said. "We went through the car, too. We want to continue winning."

Setters has admitted that pressure has increased throughout his winning streak.

"In the 360 there's not the pressure you have to win to continue the streak," he said. "You want to win, but there isn't any pressure."

Setters made a pair of starts in his family 360ci sprint car last weekend during an ASCS Frontier Region doubleheader at Sweetwater Speedway. He was battling for a top five during the opening round on Friday when a lack of brakes sent him pitside early.

Setters rebounded on Saturday, advancing from 12th to eighth to garner the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars.

"We need to be better in the heat race and get the car better, which I think we have," he said. "It's important that we set ourselves up for the feature by being strong in the heat race. That is something we are focusing on."


QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 7 - Sweetwater Speedway in Rock Springs, Wyo. - Heat race: 3 (2); Feature: 20 (10).

Aug. 8 - Sweetwater Speedway in Rock Springs, Wyo. - Heat race: 5 (6); Feature: 8 (12).


SEASON STATS -

7 races, 4 wins, 4 top fives, 5 top 10s, 6 top 15s, 7 top 20s


UP NEXT -

Friday at Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont., with the Rocky Mountain Sprint Car Series


MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/setters_james

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/james.setters.188

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jameslsetters/


SPONSORS -

Setters would like to thank ProWest Motorsports, AFEX Graphics and Slade Shock Technology for their continued support.


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Price Looking Forward to ASCS Sprint Week Following Top 10 at Skagit Speedway

 

Inside Line Promotions - ALGER, Wash. (Aug. 11, 2020) - Robbie Price scored a sixth-place finish last Thursday night at Skagit Speedway on the heels of a month-long hiatus from racing designed to re-evaluate his program and get back to having fun.

This was the second consecutive week Price raced at the dirt oval as he posted a runner-up result the previous Thursday. That marked his first top five of the season.

"It's no secret we had been struggling a bit and we really just needed to step back and regroup," he said. "We had a great run last week and then to come back this week with another solid finish is a really encouraging feeling."

Price began the night by qualifying 11th quickest among 17 competitors. He followed that up by winning a heat race from the pole position. Price then rallied forward five positions in the feature to take the checkered flag sixth. The top-10 finish was his fourth of the year.

"I really hurt us in qualifying and it was an up-hill grind the rest of the night," he said. "The track was really one lane around the bottom and you had to be able to capitalize when the opportunity presented itself. Thankfully, we were able to do that and considering how far we started back, sixth isn't too bad."

Next up for Price will be a return to ASCS competition as he tackles ASCS Sprint Week, which features six straight nights of racing in the Midwest. It begins on Tuesday at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. Additional races are Wednesday at Caney Valley Speedway in Caney, Kan.; Thursday at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan.; Friday at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla.; Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark.; and Sunday at Diamond Park Speedway in Nashville, Ark.

With the series utilizing the format of the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1, teams will qualify each night. Price believes this is an area where his team can improve and he is excited for the opportunity to further dial in his program early in the night.

"Any time you have time trials it forces you to be fast right off the truck and I think that's an area where we can get better and hopefully excel," he said. "It can be tough if luck isn't in your favor with the pill draw and it's seemed like we haven't had much luck at all in that area this year. We've got our work cut out for us and it's going to be quite the grind this week, but steady racing can only make us better and I think this week will do a lot for us as we look toward the rest of the year."



QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 6 - Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. - Qualifying: 11; Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 6 (11).



SEASON STATS -

18 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 4 top 10s, 5 top 15s, 9 top 20s



UP NEXT -

Tuesday at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan.; Wednesday at Caney Valley Speedway in Caney, Kan.; Thursday at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan.; Friday at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla.; Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark.; and Sunday at Diamond Park Speedway in Nashville, Ark.


MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/RPrice21

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rpracing21/ SORSPOTLIGHT - Beaufort Self Storage Ltd.


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"I'm really thankful to bring on Beaufort Self Storage as a partner for the 2020 racing season and I'm looking forward to bringing new eyes to their business," Price said. "You can never have enough storage space and these guys are the best."

Price would like to thank Millstone Heating & Sheet Metal, Shockwave Motorsports, Wildlight Motorsports Photography, Shark Racing Engines, Triple X Race Components, Highline Performance and Champion Brands for their continued support.

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Sams III Learns Throughout Tough 360 Knoxville Nationals and Ultimate Challenge

 


Inside Line Promotions - OSKALOOSA, Iowa (Aug. 11, 2020) - Danny Sams III is optimistic following a challenging weekend in Iowa.

The Sams LaMountain Racing driver soaked up as many lessons as he could throughout his first time tackling the 30th annual My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank and the Sage Fruit Ultimate Challenge presented by Searsboro Telephone Co.

"It didn't go how we wanted it to, but we'll take that experience and grow from it," he said.

Preliminary action was Friday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, where Sams III qualified 17th quickest out of nearly 50 drivers.

"We qualified pretty decent for how late we went out," he said. "Then we lined up for the heat race and the motor starting acting up on us."

Sams III placed sixth in his heat race and seventh in the B Main.

"We put a new engine in it for Saturday, but something broke on the car going into turn one and we went straight into the wall," he said. "It tore it up a bit."

Sams III was unable to make a lap in the C Main as his 360 Knoxville Nationals came to an abrupt end on Saturday. The team used a different car on Sunday at Southern Iowa Speedway for the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour's Ultimate Challenge.

"It went kind of like Knoxville," Sams III said. "We didn't have a good enough heat race to make the qualifier. By the time we got the car figured out we finished a couple of spots out a transfer."

Sams III placed sixth in both a heat race and a B Main to miss transferring into the main event by only three positions.

Now the focus shifts to ASCS Sprint Week, which features races on Tuesday at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan.; Wednesday at Caney Valley Speedway in Caney, Kan.; Thursday at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan.; Friday at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla.; Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark.; and Sunday at Diamond Park Speedway in Nashville, Ark.


QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 7 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 17; Heat race: 6 (3); B Main: 7 (7).

Aug. 8 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - C Main: DNF (12).

Aug. 9 - Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa - Heat race: 6 (4); B Main: 6 (8).


SEASON STATS -

19 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 2 top 10s, 5 top 15s, 7 top 20s


UP NEXT -

Tuesday at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan.; Wednesday at Caney Valley Speedway in Caney, Kan.; Thursday at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan.; Friday at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla.; Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark.; and Sunday at Diamond Park Speedway in Nashville, Ark.


MEDIA LINKS -

Website: https://samslamtnracing.com/

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"We met the LaMountain Family, the owners of East Mountain Transport, Inc., at the Gator Nationals in early 2019," Sams III said. "It started with a small partnership. It's grown from there and I'm so grateful for the support of the LaMountain Family and East Mountain Transport, Inc."

Sams LaMountain Racing would like to thank Southern Racing Fuels, Williams Precision Engines, Kistler Racing Products, Goodyear Rubber Products, Inc., and Raintree Design LLC for their continued support.


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Carney II Beginning Six Straight Nights of Racing on Tuesday at Lakeside Speedway


Inside Line Promotions - EL PASO, Texas (Aug. 11, 2020) - SawBlade.com Xiphos saw blade backed driver John Carney II begins a six-day stretch of sprint car competition on Tuesday when he invades Lakeside Speedway.

It will mark his debut at the dirt oval in Kansas City, Kan., and the first of a half dozen races this week during ASCS Sprint Week.

"We want to get off to a good start and that begins with a solid qualifying lap," he said. "I'm excited that ASCS is trying the All Star format this week."

Carney II will then compete on Wednesday at Caney Valley Speedway in Caney, Kan.; Thursday at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan.; Friday at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla.; Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark.; and Sunday at Diamond Park Speedway in Nashville, Ark.

He has been to all of those tracks except Diamond Park Speedway.

"Racing six days in a row can be grueling and a lot of work, but if you get on a roll it's a lot of fun as well," he said. "Our goal is to build momentum at Lakeside Speedway and hopefully string together a week of solid performances."


SEASON STATS -

21 races, 4 wins, 7 top fives, 10 top 10s, 14 top 15s, 17 top 20s


UP NEXT -

Tuesday at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan.; Wednesday at Caney Valley Speedway in Caney, Kan.; Thursday at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan.; Friday at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla.; Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark.; and Sunday at Diamond Park Speedway in Nashville, Ark.



MEDIA LINKS -

Website: https://j2carney.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/J2Carney

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JohnCarneyRacing/


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Carney would also like to thank Danny Sander Construction, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Burkham Contracting, South Plains Towing, CSR Garage, Jackson Compaction, Speedway Motors Racing Engines, Momentum Racing Suspensions, Raider Graphix and Tejas Motors for their continued support.


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TROPHY COLLECTOR: Kyle Larson Targets Big Knoxville Win At ‘The One and Only’ Silva Motorsports and Larson look to continue dominance at Knoxville Raceway Aug. 13-15


KNOXVILLE, IA – Aug. 11, 2020 – With the historic winning streak Kyle Larson has put together in 2020, some may see it as a disappointment he won’t be able to add a Knoxville Nationals title this year. Larson isn’t one of them.

To the Elk Grove, CA driver, “The One and Only” on Aug. 13-15 at Knoxville Raceway, which includes the $50,000-to-win Brownells Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank on Saturday, holds just as much importance as the Nationals.

“If I won it, I would probably still consider myself a Nationals winner,” Larson said. “The format is a little different but it’s still tough, if not tougher than the regular Nationals format. You’re racing against extremely competitive cars every single night instead of splitting the field in half. In ways, it could be tougher and mean more.”

(RELATED: ‘The One and Only’ Format: Knoxville Set To Make History Aug. 13-15)

Larson has been one of the most dominate drivers at Knoxville this year, visiting Victory Lane in his last three visits to the track – including his sweep of the June World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series doubleheader. His secret to the success? He’s not sure. You’ll have to ask his car owner and crew chief Paul Silva, he said.

However, before going on a winning streak, they struggled at Knoxville. Larson failed to qualify for the Knoxville Nationals last year and finished 10th when the Series returned to racing at the track in May. Since then, they’ve yet to lose at the “Sprint Car Capital of the World.”

The main key to their success at the track is they’ve gotten the Silva Motorsports #57 good everywhere. Larson is on a streak of 11 top-10 finishes in a row with the World of Outlaws – eight of them top two finishes and five of them wins. His most recent win came at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 where he earned his first Ironman title after a barn burner of a race.

The week prior, Larson made a rare mistake and totaled the car he had been dominating the year with. When they went to I-55 with the new car for the first time, Larson said his and Silva’s confidence was down. It caused them to second guess themselves and resulted in a sixth place run that never saw them in contention to win.

One bad night was enough. They returned to their winning ways the next day.

“I think we’ll be fine,” Larson said.

In total for 2020, Larson has picked up more than 30 victories between Sprint Cars and Midgets. He doesn't look too far into his historic streak, though. He's focused on doing his job each week.

“It’s been a lot of fun,” Larson said about his hot streak. “I think maybe if I ever start struggling really bad, I can look back to how successful we’ve been. Kind of the hot streak we’ve been on for the past few months now. But I just take it week to week. Really race by race because we’ve been running so much. It’s been good. Just fun to be in contention every night.”

He’ll have three more chances to add another Knoxville Raceway trophy to his ever-growing collection this weekend and more money in his wallet with Thursday and Friday’s events paying $10,000-to-win and Saturday’s paying $50,000-to-win. It’s the biggest purse of the year and biggest Sprint Car event of the year. And while it may hold the title of “The One and Only” rather than the Knoxville Nationals – due to it being postponed to 2021 – Larson isn’t concerned about titles. His plan is the same no matter what it says on the trophy. Win.

Single-day and package tickets are now available for “The One and Only” at Knoxville Raceway by clicking here.

If you can’t make it to the track, you can watch all three nights of racing live on DIRTVision.