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Monday, September 27, 2021

59th Annual Champion Racing Oil National Open This Week At Williams Grove World of Outlaws, Independents and Pennsylvania Posse to meet in prestigious two-day event Oct. 1 & 2 Saturday main pays $75,000 to win!

 

Mechanicsburg – Williams Grove Speedway will present the 59th annual Champion Racing Oil National Open for World of Outlaws sprint cars coming up this Friday and Saturday, October 1 and 2, at 7:30 pm each night.

The fantastic Champion Racing Oil National Open weekend will wrap up the 2021 season at Williams Grove Speedway with Saturday night’s 40-lap main event paying $75,000 to win.

Friday’s 25-lap National Open Preliminary will pay $10,000 to the winner.

The prestigious Williams Grove Speedway Champion Racing Oil National Open has long been revered as the biggest sprint car show in the East and as one of the big three across the nation, oft mentioned to measure up in stature with the Knoxville Nationals and Kings Royal.

Anyone who is anyone in sprint car racing in the United States will be at Williams Grove this week for the two-day affair. The races will offer pit-bursting car counts laden with talent and desire.

The race will bring out the cream of the sprint car crop as contenders from near and far compete for the prestige, the title and the cash that flows through the Open.

But only a few can be counted as pre-race favorites.

California’s Brad Sweet is the leader of the World of Outlaws point standings with 16 series wins to date this season but again he will enter the weekend as somewhat of an underdog having yet to master the wily Grove oval in his career. He struggles at Williams Grove. Always has. Still, as the leader of the pack, he is a contender.

Connecticut’s David Gravel, second in series points, is a two-time National Open champion with titles in 2014 and 2017. Pretty simply put, he knows how to get around Williams Grove in all kinds of weather! And it’s highly likely he’s prepared to snag a third title on Saturday, especially with the confidence and momentum behind him coming from his 10th win of the season on Saturday night at Lernerville Speedway. He is the defending preliminary night winner.

Third in points as the Open dawns is Carson Macedo, a Californian at the helm of the Jason Johnson racing No. 41. Macedo too knows how to get around the Grove and has won there. But the 40-lap distance will test the ability and Grove know-how of this relative newcomer to the Grove and outlaws scene.

And lurking fourth in points coming into the National Open is none other than the winningest driver in the 58-year history of the event, Donny Schatz of North Dakota. Schatz is the defending $75,000 champion and that win was his unprecedented sixth in the race after taking his first in 2000. This time of the season is when Schatz and his program shines and his star usually burns bright at Williams Grove. He will be there with Gravel to compete for a W on Saturday.

Coming from Williams Grove, Lance Dewease will enter the weekend with the good fortune to be able to focus solely on winning the event(s) and that means the world to his approach. He has already clinched the 2021 track title that he wanted. His famed mechanic Davey Brown owns eight career National Open victories and his car owner counts one as a driver/owner and another as an owner for Dewease in 2018. No one has been better at Williams Grove this year than the now seven-time track champion and he is by far the front-runner for a win by a member of the Pennsylvania Posse.

Third in Grove points currently, Anthony Macri from nearby Dillsburg has gotten hot of late at Williams Grove, scoring his first two career 410-sprint mains at the track since August after leading dozens of laps before that only to be denied late. And the kid does know how to run on and win on a slickening track as he’s proven elsewhere the last few seasons. And the Open track will be slickening for sure. Plus, he’s fresh off of another $20,000 win at Selinsgrove on Saturday give him 11 overall on the year and again, that breeds momentum and confidence.

Danny Dietrich has been hot and cold this season and is still trying to win one at the Grove this year as he sits fourth in oval points. He’s won everywhere else in 2021 with six overall scores and he’s won the Open before in 2016. He can adapt to a changing surface and recently seems to have rediscovered his mo-jo, so an Open win is within reality, if he can put a whole night together starting in time trials.

The wild cards for wins this year: Brent Marks and Kyle Larson. Marks will compete. But will Larson?

Marks has quite simply been a threat to win ever since leaving the outlaws trail very early this season. He came home, he regrouped, he hit the track running to wins - many wins in fact, now numbering 11, including a score in the World of Outlaws Summer Nationals at Williams Grove in July. Marks won the Open in 2019. And he could very easily romp to another this week. He has the speed, the desire and something to prove.

For his part, Larson would surely love to score the tri-fecta this year aboard Paul Silva’s No. 57. He got the Kings Royal in July and the Knoxville Nationals in August. But will the current NASCAR point leader be able to make it happen, if he can find the time? If he enters, there’s a better than 75% chance you can throw out every other race prediction with the bathwater.

And don’t forget about Oklahoma’s Daryn Pittman. He’s finished second in five National Opens since 2005. His Kevin Swindell SpeedLab entry is fully capable of finally getting the job done this year. Besides, sooner or later this sprint car nice guy who spent may seasons as a Grove regular has gotta’ break through! Call it the law of averages….

Adult general admission for October 1 is set at $35 with youth ages 13 – 20 priced at $15. Adult admission for October 2 is $40 with youth priced at $20.

Kids ages 12 and under are always admitted for FREE at Williams Grove Speedway.

1977 Champion Van May To Serve As Honorary Starter For 59th Williams Grove National Open Saturday

 

Mechanicsburg – Williams Grove Speedway will honor the winner of the 1977 Champion Racing Oil National Open at the 59th annual running of the event coming up this Saturday night, October 2 when Hanover’s Van May serves as honorary starter and guest of honor for the prestigious event.

May will sign autographs at the Champion Racing Oil hospitality tent in the infield on Saturday night from 6 – 6:30 pm.

Now 71, the venerable May was just 27 years old at the time he drove his familiar No. 69 to a 150-lap win in 1977.

And May still remembers that autumn day well.

“They had time trials, it was a daytime show. The track was real dusty. I went out late and I timed in slow enough that I didn’t qualify for the feature,” he recalls.

“I qualified for the B Main. I won the B Main and I started 20th in the feature. It was the last 150 lap nationals, three 50-lap segments.”

“I advanced and I advanced and the third 50 about 12 or 15 laps from the end I passed Jimmy Edwards in the Lloyd car and led the rest of the race.”

May scored $3,000 for his win in that 15th annual event which at that time was quite impressive for a sprint car payday.

“At the end of the day I was ahead of everybody that started ahead of me. It was more than anyone else paid. At that time I think the Knoxville Nationals paid $4,000 or $5,00 so 3,000 bucks was a good payoff,” May says.

He says it didn’t surprise him that he had a car good enough to win that day.

“I had just got through winning on a dry slick Williams Grove track within the last couple of weeks and I certainly felt fast enough that with a little bit of time….I was not surprised, my car was faster than anybody else there.”

May recalls that the Open was actually run on a make-up date after being rained out prior.

He remembers that midwestern star Doug Wolfgang had towed east for the original date but had other commitments elsewhere for the make-up.

“I started out the day without qualifying and at the end of the day they paid me more money than anybody,” May happily says.

“I had passed Jimmy Edwards in traffic and they had a yellow flag after I had passed him and then somehow the restart didn’t happen with Edwards because he lost quick-change gears or something.”

“ I was very happy that I had passed him before that rather than having inherited the race. Williams Grove was my home.”

These days, aside from still going to the races, May is busy putting the finishing touches on a totally authentic restoration of his winning National Open ride.

The car as it was built then was a copy of a car that his brother Dub had been running and Van built it from the ground up.

This time around May got some help from 1987 National Open champion Joey Allen to bend the tubing before getting into the rebuild.

“It’s a very, very historically correct restoration,” May says of his nearly completed project that includes many of the original parts from the car as it was the day it took victory.

That winning Nationals ride was the only car May ever built himself during his decades-long career.

Saturday’s action gets underway at 7:30 pm with the winner of the event taking home $75,000.

59th Champion Racing Oil Williams Grove National Open History Continues This Week, Coveted Race Again Pays $75,000 Top Prize On Oct. 2

 

Mechanicsburg – Sprint car fans in the East will assemble Saturday night to see the 59th running of the Williams Grove Speedway Champion Racing Oil National Open for sprint cars sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars Series, going 40-laps in distance and again paying a gigantic $75,000 to the winner.

The widely acclaimed event will go down in history with a Saturday A-Main total purse alone eclipsing $130,000!

The National Open has a grand history that dates back to its inception and first champion in 1963.  It is a history that pre-dates all other season-finale races held anywhere in the East.

Eventual Indianapolis 500 champion Gordon Johncock of Hastings, Mich., won the very first 100-lap affair in a contraption that had what looked like a wing atop its roll cage. 

And this too would soon come to pass, as sprint cars would begin taking over dirt tracks in the east, including Williams Grove Speedway.

Ohio USAC standout Larry Dickson scored Open round two in 1964.  Western Pennsylvania invader Henry Jacoby of Franklin took 1965. 

The name of Blaney graced the National Open winner’s circle in 1966 as family patriarch Lou took Open laurels decades before his sons Dave and Dale would compete on the scene.

Bobbie Adamson, becoming a region name, took back-to-back victories in 1967 and 1968 before a virtual unknown named Gene Varner from Selinsgrove drove a back-up Gary Wasson No. 5 to an upset win in 1969 after a distance of 150 laps.

The decade of the 1970’s dawned with Altoona flyer Johnny Grum picking up the Open win.

The first of three consecutive wins by Midwest transplant Kenny Weld took place in 1971.  All three of Weld’s wins came aboard the Bob Weikert No. 29.

Another transplant, The Bandit, Steve Smith Sr., took wins in 1974 and again in a rain-shortened 122-lap race in 1976 while The Original Outlaw, Bobby Allen drove to a win in 1975.

Texas native racing brother Van May took the 1977 version of the National Open before the Pink Panther struck in 1978 with a Kramer Williamson 100-lap win.

That 1978 National Open holds the distinction of technically being the first-ever race to be sanctioned by the World of Outlaws at Williams Grove despite the fact that no outlaws drivers were actually in the field. 

All the stars of the WoO circuit were at a race in the western part of the nation on that date but outlaws rules during the series’ formative years stated that any race paying over a certain dollar amount to win would count as a sanctioned race and such is the history.

Smokey Snellbaker drove to victory for Charlie Lloyd in 1979 before the grandson of a coal miner named Lucas, Allen Klinger of Hegins kicked off the 1980’s with a 40-lap victory.

The only National Open to ever carry an All Stars Circuit of Champions sanction took to the track in 1981 when Steve Smith Sr. returned for a third Open triumph.

Lynn Paxton went back-to-back in 1982 and 1983 and stunned the racing world after his second 75-lap win by going into retirement during the off-season.

Three more in a row for owner Bob Weikert came at the hands of South Dakota driver Doug Wolfgang from 1984 – 1986.

Wolfgang got stunned, denied and passed by Bobby Allen’s brother, Joey Allen, for the victory in 1987.

The Mouse, Kenny Jacobs of Holmesville, Ohio, took another win for Weikert in 1988.

The year 1989 found the first true World of Outlaws National Open contested as the yearly sanctioning began with Stevie Smith taking a victory to carry on his father’s tradition.

Technically, the 1978 National Open was considered an outlaws race as well although no outlaws drivers competed in the event.

One of if not the greatest sprint car driver(s) of all time, Hoosier Steve Kinser took his first National Open checkers in 1990.

Stevie Smith returned for another Open win, both for car owner Al Hamilton, in 1991, and now at a distance of 50 laps.

Kinser was again the champion in 1992 before daytime specialist Don Kreitz Jr. drove to victory under the Sunday sun in 1993 after 40 laps of action.

Steve Kinser was again the winner in 1994 before outlaw cousin Mark Kinser took 1995. 

The locals went back in front in 1996 with Lance Dewease and No. 461 car owner Walt Dyer.

Sammy Swindell won his first National Open in 1997 on a night that had fans returning to frozen windshields on their cars by the time the race ended.

Persistent rain forced a non-sanctioned event in 1998, won by modified turned sprint star Billy Pauch in a mount owned by John Zemaitis.

Mark Kinser returned for victory in 1999 before one of today’s outlaws stars and champions, Donny Schatz took his first win in 2000 as part of what would become a historic record in National Open competition in another 13 years. 

Dewease returned the laurels to the PA Posse turf with back-to-back wins in 2001 and 2002, for car owners Joe Harz and Al Hamilton, taking $25,000 and $30,000, respectively on both accounts.

Steve Kinser was again the winner in 2003 before Schatz returned for two in a row in 2004 and 2005.

The first $50,000 to win National Open was scored by Lancaster’s Doug Esh in 2006 and as it turned out it was the richest and shortest Open in history when rains hit on lap 26 of 40. 

Schatz was again the winner in 2007.

Thanks to more persistent rain, another unsanctioned event in 2008 saw future outlaws and All Stars star Cody Darrah drive to victory.

Greg Hodnett took a hugely popular National Open victory for the PA Posse in 2009 driving the Jim and Sandy Kline No. 22.

Sammy Swindell got the second Open win of his career in 2010.

West coast flyer Jason Meyers took the 40-lap, $50,000 laurels in 2011.

The 2012 version saw North Dakota’s Schatz surge for an unprecedented fifth career win in the prestigious classic National Open.

With the $50,000, 40-lap victory, Schatz became the winningest driver in National Open history, breaking a four-win tie with Steve Kinser.

In 2013, the grand career of local driver Fred Rahmer of Salfordville was capped off at Williams Grove with his first and only triumph in the lucrative, prestigious National Open as Rahmer led the final 31 laps of the 40-lap feature before the veteran retired from the sport at the close of the season. 

Connecticut driver David Gravel took the $50,000 win in 2014 but not without controversy.

The outlaws flyer was overtaken by local favorite Stevie Smith during the last half of the race before the slightest of contact from a closely following Gravel found Smith spinning in the first turn with six laps to go while Gravel retook command for the victory.

And then Stevie Smith got redemption in what was to be the first three-day National Open in history in 2015.

After three consecutive days of rain stopped the event dead in its tracks, a break with the weather on Sunday allowed a raindated Open to be completed with Smith taking the lead from Danny Dietrich on the ninth tour to lead the final 31 circuits and beat Schatz to the line for victory.

An uncanny three more days of rain and raw weather wiped out a second attempt at a three-day nationals in 2016.

An outlaws make up two weeks later found Danny Dietrich taking the lead from Joey Saldana with two laps to go in the 40-lap affair to score a wildly popular win for the Pennsylvania Posse. Brad Sweet also took a turn at leading the main.

Connecticut’s David Gravel struck for his second $50,000 score in the 2017 National Open. Gravel took the lead from Donny Schatz and then took the lead back from James McFadden to win the 55th Annual affair.

An emotional 2018 event held just days after the tragic death of 2009 National Open champion Greg Hodnett saw local driver Lance Dewease win his fourth career nationals for his fourth different car owner.

Driving for Don Kreitz Jr. in the No. 69K, Dewease wrestled the lead away from Brock Zearfoss with a three-wide move in the second turn on lap 24 to seal the 40-lap deal, worth $56,000.  A tearful Dewease dedicated the victory to Hodnett.

Brent Marks of Myerstown won the richest sprint car race in the history of Williams Grove Speedway and the largest cash payoff ever for a sprint car race in the Eastern United States by claiming a $65,000 victory in 2019.

A former regular at the track before going on the road with the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars Series a few years prior, Marks scored the WoO victory by turning back challenges from both Brian Brown who took the lead for a time early and from Daryn Pittman on a last lap restart in the 40-lap affair.

A National Open billed as the biggest sprint car race in the nation went to outlaw Donny Schatz in 2020 as the North Dakotan scored $75,000 for his unrivaled sixth career victory in the event.  Schatz was the third and final leader in the hotly contested 40-lapper.

A lap 12 restart saw David Gravel pull the trigger for control over Logan Schuchart but after locking down to the low side in the third and fourth turns, Schatz reeled in Gravel to make a low side, first turn winning move as the leader was entering traffic on lap 21.  After a stoppage for fuel on lap 25, the restart saw fifth starter Kyle Larson come to life and when Schatz entered traffic with seven laps left he closed in for the win.  Larson pulled a banzai run through the third and fourth corners as the pair raced to the checkers by blasting the outside line in the turns before pulling to Schatz’s outside in turn four however just as it appeared that he would edge in front his mount jumped the cushion.

Admission prices for Saturday’s National Open are $40 for adults and $20 for youth. 

And please remember, kids ages 12 and under are always admitted free at Williams Grove Speedway.

ANTHONY MACRI REPEATS IN JIM NACE MEMORIAL NATIONAL OPEN DEREK HAUCK SCORES FIRST IN 305 SPRINT CARS AS 75th ANNIVERSARY SEASON CONCLUDES

 

The 75th Anniversary Season Finale Saturday at Selinsgrove Speedway was a night of high speeds and high stakes with $20,075 on the line to win the River Valley Builders Jim Nace Memorial 39th Annual National Open for 410 sprint cars.

For the second year in a row, Anthony Macri of Dillsburg took the checkered flag and the big check in the 40-lap tribute race honoring the memory of the speedway’s only five-time sprint car champion Nace.

Macri started eighth in the Macri Concrete/J&S Fabrication No. 39 and dueled with Brian Brown of Grain Valley, Mo. and Danny Dietrich of Gettysburg, both of whom also led laps in the intense race, before securing the lead on lap 30.

The victory was Macri’s second of the season at Selinsgrove and 11th overall in 410 sprint car competition this year. He also set fast time in qualifying over the 33-car field with a lap of 15.625, almost eclipsing his own one-lap track record of 15.544 that was set one year ago in the race.

Derek Hauck of Allenwood closed out the 305 sprint car season with his first career win at the track in the 20-lap main event.

Selinsgrove Speedway will hold a huge demo derby and figure 8 racing at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, to close out the season.

Second-place starter Brian Brown grabbed the lead from polesitter Danny Dietrich at the start of the sprint car main event. Before the completion of the first lap, eighth-place starter Anthony Macri stormed into the third position.

By lap seven, the leaders started to encounter slower traffic and an intense three-car battle unfolded at the front of the pack. Dietrich and Macri went back and forth for the second position as Brown led the way.

On the 10th circuit, Dietrich powered by Brown at the start/finish line for the lead. Macri then challenged Brown for the runner up spot. At the halfway point, when the field was stopped for refueling, Dietrich led Brown, Macri, fifth-place starter Lance Dewease, and 10th-place starter Brent Marks.

When the race resumed, Macri drove by Brown for second and set his sights on Dietrich. By lap 26, Macri reeled in Dietrich and a war on wheels developed for the lead. Dietrich was taking evasive action and blocking Macri for the lead for several laps before Macri made the winning pass with a charge down on the backstretch on lap 30.

Macri stretched his lead until the red flag stopped the race on lap 37 when Michael Walter’s car developed a small fire. For the chase to the checkered flag, Macri held off Dietrich by just 1.6 seconds for the victory. Brown, Dewease, and Marks rounded out the top five.

Original seventh-place starter Derek Hauck took the lead from ninth-place starter Fred Arnold on the second circuit of the 305 sprint car feature. Austin Reed raced third with Domenic Melair and Doug Dodson in the top five.

At the halfway point, Hauck was encountering slower traffic as Reed challenged Arnold for the second position. Reed powered into second on lap 11 as Dodson advanced to third by lap 14.

In the final three laps, Reed was in striking distance but Hauck held on for his first win at the track by 1.2 seconds. Dodson, Arnold, and D. Melair rounded out the top five.

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY RACE SUMMARY – 25 September 2021
410 Sprint Cars – 33 Entries
40-Lap Nace Memorial National Open: 1) 39M Anthony Macri $20,075 2) 48 Danny Dietrich 3) 21B Brian Brown 4) 69K Lance Dewease 5) 19 Brent Marks 6) 51 Freddie Rahmer 7) 18 Gio Scelzi 8) 67 Justin Whittall 9) 11T TJ Stutts 10) 27 Devon Borden 11) 21 Matt Campbell 12) 12 Blane Heimbach 13) 0 Lynton Jeffrey 14) 44 Dylan Norris 15) 0 Rick Lafferty 16) 33W Michael Walter 17) 23 Pat Cannon 18) 39 Chase Dietz 19) 20 Ryan Taylor 20) 75D Tyler Ross 21) 35 Jason Shulz 22) 19M Landon Myers 23) 28F Davie Franek 24) 5W Lucas Wolfe 25) 00 Steve Buckwalter
Heat Winners: Gio Scelzi, Steve Buckwalter, Danny Dietrich, Pat Cannon
B-Main Winner: Chase Dietz

Time Trials: 1) Anthony Macri 15.626 2) 21 Brian Brown 15.765 3) 1 Logan Wagner 15.772 4) 5W Lucas Wolfe 15.821 5) 18 Gio Scelzi 15.887 6) 00 Steve Buckwalter 15.892 7) 48 Danny Dietrich 15.903 8) 23 Pat Cannon 15.974 9) 67 Justin Whittall 15.980 10) 0 Lynton Jeffrey 11) 69K Lance Dewease 16.013 12) 51 Freddie Rahmer 16.029 13) 19M Landon Myers 16.051 14) 11T TJ Stutts 16.056 15) 19 Brent Marks 16.087 16) 44 Dylan Norris 16.138 17) 20 Ryan Taylor 16.142 18) 39 Chase Dietz 16.154 19) 27 Devon Borden 16.155 20) 21 Matt Campbell 16.169 21) 75 Tyler Ross 16.221 22) 12 Blane Heimbach 16..238 23) 0 Rick Lafferty 16.321 24) 35 Jason Shultz 16.329 25) 19 Curt Stroup 16.361 26) 33W Michael Walter 16.381 27) 8S Trent Shaffer 16.404 28) 24B Dustin Baney 16.588 29) 97 Brie Hershey 16.588 30) 19 Colby Womer 16.809 31) 28F Davie Franek 16.982 32) 17 Jason Wagner 19.667 33) 99M Kyle Moody DNT

305 Sprint Cars – 29 Entries
20-Lap A-Main: 1) 33 Derek Hauck 2) 34 Austin Reed 3) 20 Doug Dodson 4) 88 Fred Arnold 5) 55 Domenic Melair 6) 5 Logan Spahr 7) 1M Paul Moyer 8) 25 Dustin Young 9) 95 Garrett Bard 10) 8B Will Brunson 11) 54 Mike Melair 12) M1Justin Mills 13) 99A Devin Adams 14) 67 Ken Duke 15) 7 Drew Young 16) 14 Cale Reigel 17) 46 Mike Alleman 18) 0Z Zach Rhodes 19) 2 Erin Statler 20) 23M Tom Wise 21) 28R Jason Roush 22) 56 Tyler Snook 23) 69K Kassidy Kreitz 24) 31 Roger Weaver
Heat Winners: Tom Wise, Paul Moyer, Dominic Melair
B-Main Winner: Mike Alleman

Sunday, September 26, 2021

Henderson, Barger and Yeigh Victorious During Championship Weekend at Huset's Speedway

 

Inside Line Promotions - BRANDON, S.D. (Sept. 25, 2021) - Justin Henderson, Nick Barger and Cory Yeigh posted victories on Saturday at Huset's Speedway during the penultimate night of Championship Weekend.

Henderson is one step closer to winning the Casey's 410 Sprint Cars presented by Big Frig track championship as he added to his points lead entering the season finale on Sunday thanks to a dominating performance on Saturday evening when the Buffalo Wild Wings Northern Outlaw Sprint Association sanctioned the action.


Henderson led all 25 laps during the feature, which was broken up by cautions on Lap 8, Lap 16, Lap 18, Lap 19 and Lap 24 - the final stoppage creating a green-white-checkered finish that took Henderson out of traffic.

Henderson, whose lead was dwindled down to less than half a second as traffic was side by side in front of him prior to the caution, made the most of the clear track for the final restart and he pulled away to win by 1.396 seconds.

"I'm really proud of these guys and really proud to be on the front stretch, and going to be extremely happy to win the championship tomorrow," he said in Victory Lane.


Matt Juhl came out on top of a spirited battle for the runner-up position.

"The car felt great," he said. "I just could not get any great restarts. I felt good in (turns) one and two and everybody was kind of the same in (turns) three and four. It would have gotten fun there (without the final caution), but that's racing."

Mark Dobmeier rallied from 10th to round out the podium.

"Overall it was a great Huset's track," he said. "We just got ourselves behind the eight ball early. We had an excellent car, especially on long green-flag runs. That last yellow, I didn't really want to see it because we had Henderson and Juhl right there, lapped cars all in the way. I was really licking my chops there."

Brooke Tatnell finished fourth and Ryan Timms charged from the back of the field following an early incident to a fifth-place result. Timms was running second when he brought out the first caution of the race after jumping the cushion and spinning in turns three and four on Lap 8.

Timms and Juhl set quick time during their qualifying groups. Timms, Jack Dover, Skylar Prochaska and Jade Hastings each won a heat race. Colin Smith captured the B Main.

Barger produced his first career sprint car win as he led the distance of the 20-lap Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series A Main.


"It's pretty incredible," he said. "It's been a long road. I'm just happy to get one done."

Bayley Ballenger earned a second-place showing with Lee Goos Jr. charging from 20th to third. Brandon Bosma advanced from 15th to fourth and points leader Dusty Ballenger hustled from 18th to fifth.

Taylor Ryan, Shane Fick, Barger and Ty Hanten won the heat races. Whitley Barr garnered the B Main.

Yeigh recorded his track-best sixth Nordstrom's Automotive Late Model Street Stocks victory of the season. Matt Steuerwald placed second with Colby Klaassen ending third, Evan Miller fourth and Zach Olivier fifth.


Klaassen and Yeigh posted heat race triumphs.

The season concludes at Huset's Speedway on Sunday with the Championship Weekend finale featuring the Buffalo Wild Wings Northern Outlaw Sprint Association and Casey's 410 Sprint Cars presented by Big Frig as well as the Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series. The 410 sprint car main event pays $8,000 to win with a $1,000 bonus to the Hard Charger Award winner courtesy of Cressman Sanitation.

Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for students 13-years-old to 18-years-old. Children 12-years-old and younger get in free.

The gates open at 4 p.m. with racing at 7 p.m.

CHAMPIONSHIP WEEKEND RACE RESULTS AT HUSET'S SPEEDWAY (Sept. 25, 2021) -

NOSA Series/Casey's 410 Sprint Cars presented by Big Frig

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 7-Justin Henderson (1); 2. 09-Matt Juhl (5); 3. 13-Mark Dobmeier (10); 4. 16-Brooke Tatnell (4); 5. 5T-Ryan Timms (2); 6. 27-Carson McCarl (8); 7. 14-Jody Rosenboom (17); 8. 8H-Jade Hastings (6); 9. 22-Riley Goodno (13); 10. 11M-Brendan Mullen (14); 11. 8-Jack Croaker (18); 12. 05-Colin Smith (21); 13. 20A-Jordan Adams (24); 14. 99-Jordan Graham (15); 15. 4W-Matt Wasmund (22); 16. 9N-Wade Nygaard (9); 17. 0-Nick Omdahl (19); 18. 0X-Alex Schriever (23); 19. 35-Skylar Prochaska (3); 20. ACE-Dusty Zomer (12); 21. (DNF) 17-Zach Omdahl (16); 22. (DNF) 14T-Tim Estenson (11); 23. (DNF) 81-Jack Dover (7); 24. (DNF) 37-Sye Anderson (20).

B Feature (12 Laps): 1. 05-Colin Smith (3); 2. 4W-Matt Wasmund (2); 3. 0X-Alex Schriever (6); 4. 20A-Jordan Adams (4); 5. (DNF) 101-Chuck McGillivray (7); 6. (DNF) 10S-Josh Swangler (1); 7. (DNS) 10J-Justin Jacobsma; 8. (DNS) 11X-Donovan Peterson.

Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 5T-Ryan Timms (4); 2. 13-Mark Dobmeier (2); 3. 22-Riley Goodno (1); 4. 16-Brooke Tatnell (3); 5. 14-Jody Rosenboom (5); 6. 05-Colin Smith (6); 7. 0X-Alex Schriever (7).

Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 81-Jack Dover (2); 2. 14T-Tim Estenson (1); 3. 7-Justin Henderson (4); 4. 11M-Brendan Mullen (3); 5. 37-Sye Anderson (7); 6. 10S-Josh Swangler (5); 7. (DNF) 10J-Justin Jacobsma (6).

Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. 35-Skylar Prochaska (1); 2. 9N-Wade Nygaard (3); 3. 09-Matt Juhl (4); 4. 99-Jordan Graham (2); 5. 8-Jack Croaker (5); 6. 20A-Jordan Adams (7); 7. 4W-Matt Wasmund (6).

Heat 4 (10 Laps): 1. 8H-Jade Hastings (2); 2. 27-Carson McCarl (4); 3. ACE-Dusty Zomer (3); 4. 17-Zach Omdahl (1); 5. 0-Nick Omdahl (5); 6. 11X-Donovan Peterson (6); 7. 101-Chuck McGillivray (7).

Qualifying A (2 Laps): 1. 5T-Ryan Timms, 00:10.822 (1); 2. 7-Justin Henderson, 00:11.081 (7); 3. 16-Brooke Tatnell, 00:11.142 (2); 4. 11M-Brendan Mullen, 00:11.229 (3); 5. 13-Mark Dobmeier, 00:11.294 (10); 6. 81-Jack Dover, 00:11.386 (11); 7. 22-Riley Goodno, 00:11.424 (13); 8. 14-Jody Rosenboom, 00:11.431 (4); 9. 14T-Tim Estenson, 00:11.440 (8); 10. 10S-Josh Swangler, 00:11.458 (6); 11. 05-Colin Smith, 00:11.562 (14); 12. 10J-Justin Jacobsma, 00:11.727 (5); 13. 0X-Alex Schriever, 00:12.001 (12); 14. (DQ) 37-Sye Anderson, 00:11.895 (9).

Qualifying B (2 Laps): 1. 09-Matt Juhl, 00:11.227 (8); 2. 27-Carson McCarl, 00:11.237 (3); 3. 9N-Wade Nygaard, 00:11.271 (14); 4. ACE-Dusty Zomer, 00:11.396 (9); 5. 99-Jordan Graham, 00:11.430 (7); 6. 8H-Jade Hastings, 00:11.449 (10); 7. 35-Skylar Prochaska, 00:11.472 (1); 8. 17-Zach Omdahl, 00:11.540 (11); 9. 8-Jack Croaker, 00:11.655 (4); 10. 0-Nick Omdahl, 00:11.707 (6); 11. 4W-Matt Wasmund, 00:11.801 (12); 12. 11X-Donovan Peterson, 00:11.927 (5); 13. 20A-Jordan Adams, 00:12.077 (2); 14. (DNS) 101-Chuck McGillivray.

Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series

A Feature (20 Laps): 1. 14-Nick Barger (3); 2. 6B-Bayley Ballenger (4); 3. 17-Lee Goos Jr (20); 4. 23-Brandon Bosma (15); 5. 2D-Dusty Ballenger (18); 6. 7L-Jesse Lindberg (7); 7. 81-Jared Jansen (11); 8. 13-Ty Hanten (5); 9. 17V-Casey Abbas (13); 10. 77-Taylor Ryan (9); 11. 32T-Trefer Waller (6); 12. 22W-Aaron Werner (19); 13. F5-Tim Rustad (16); 14. 40-Whitley Barr (17); 15. (DNF) X-Josh Sterrett (10); 16. (DNF) 8K-Micah Slendy (1); 17. (DNF) 12L-John Lambertz (2); 18. (DNF) 69-Mike Moore (12); 19. (DNF) 5-Stu Snyder (14); 20. (DNF) 7-Shane Fick (8).

B Feature (10 Laps): 1. 40-Whitley Barr (1); 2. 2D-Dusty Ballenger (7); 3. 22W-Aaron Werner (2); 4. 17-Lee Goos Jr (3); 5. 3M-Marcus Rothenbacher (6); 6. 98-Nate Barger (10); 7. 11S-Logan Kafka (9); 8. M00-Courtney Stambeck (4); 9. (DNS) 18-Dalton Domagala; 10. (DNS) 8-Jacob Hughes; 11. (DNS) 86-Aaron Penning.

Gunderson Racing Inc Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 77-Taylor Ryan (1); 2. X-Josh Sterrett (4); 3. 8K-Micah Slendy (5); 4. 17V-Casey Abbas (6); 5. 40-Whitley Barr (3); 6. 18-Dalton Domagala (7); 7. (DNS) 8-Jacob Hughes.

Keizer Wheels Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 7-Shane Fick (1); 2. 7L-Jesse Lindberg (2); 3. 69-Mike Moore (4); 4. 5-Stu Snyder (5); 5. 22W-Aaron Werner (3); 6. 3M-Marcus Rothenbacher (6); 7. 86-Aaron Penning (7).

Saldana Racing Products Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 14-Nick Barger (1); 2. 81-Jared Jansen (2); 3. 12L-John Lambertz (3); 4. 23-Brandon Bosma (4); 5. 17-Lee Goos Jr (5); 6. 2D-Dusty Ballenger (6); 7. 11S-Logan Kafka (7).

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 32T-Trefer Waller (3); 2. 13-Ty Hanten (2); 3. 6B-Bayley Ballenger (6); 4. F5-Tim Rustad (4); 5. M00-Courtney Stambeck (1); 6. (DNF) 98-Nate Barger (5).

Nordstrom's Automotive Late Model Street Stocks

A Feature (15 Laps): 1. 64-Cory Yeigh (1); 2. 3-Matt Steuerwald (5); 3. 34K-Colby Klaassen (6); 4. 88-Evan Miller (2); 5. 71Z-Zach Olivier (8); 6. 7-Matthew Donker (7); 7. 14J-Jayke Glanzer (10); 8. 40-Tim Dann (3); 9. 83-Nick Janssen (9); 10. (DNF) 15-Brandon Ferguson (4).

Furbys Auto Repair Heat 1 (6 Laps): 1. 34K-Colby Klaassen (1); 2. 3-Matt Steuerwald (4); 3. 15-Brandon Ferguson (2); 4. 7-Matthew Donker (3); 5. 83-Nick Janssen (5).

Midwest Oil Heat 2 (6 Laps): 1. 64-Cory Yeigh (2); 2. 40-Tim Dann (3); 3. 88-Evan Miller (1); 4. 71Z-Zach Olivier (4); 5. 14J-Jayke Glanzer (5).

2021 HUSET'S SPEEDWAY WEEKLY DIVISION FEATURE WINNERS -


Casey's 410 Sprint Cars presented by Big Frig:

Justin Henderson - 5 (May 16, May 23, July 11, July 18 and Sept. 25); Austin McCarl - 5 (May 9, May 30, June 13, June 20 and July 25); Mark Dobmeier - 1 (Aug. 1);Jack Dover - 1 (Aug. 29);David Gravel - 1 (June 6); and Parker Price-Miller - 1 (May 31)

Nordstrom's Automotive Late Model Street Stocks:

Cory Yeigh - 6 (May 9, June 6, June 13, June 20, Aug. 29 and Sept. 25); Zach Olivier - 4 (May 23, May 30, Aug. 22 and Sept. 24); Dan Jensen - 1 (Aug. 1);Billy Prouty - 1 (May 16);Jim Pruett - 1 (July 18);Matt Steuerwald - 1 (July 11); and Shaun Taylor - 1 (July 25)

Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series :

Lee Goos Jr. - 2 (May 23 and June 6); John Lambertz - 2 (May 16 and Aug. 29); Casey Abbas - 1 (July 18);Dusty Ballenger - 1 (July 25);Nick Barger - 1 (Sept. 25);Brandon Bosma - 1 (Aug. 1);Jesse Lindberg - 1 (May 9);Mike Moore - 1 (May 30);Javen Ostermann - 1 (June 13);Taylor Ryan - 1 (July 11); and Micah Slendy - 1 (June 20)

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DAVID VS. BRAD: Gravel Beats Sweet in Championship Chess Match at Lernerville Gravel Cuts Deficit to -120 Behind Sweet with Nine Races Remaining

 

SARVER, PA - September 25, 2021 - Not one, but two different doors opened this weekend for David Gravel, and he made sure to kick both wide open.

After Brad Sweet struggled in 19th at Eldora and gave Gravel a free 32 points, the Watertown, CT native came back the next night and took fate into his own hands by stealing the victory from Sweet himself. The end result continues to cut down the championship deficit with only nine races left for the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series.

On Saturday, Gravel's opportunistic actions came in the form of a daring final restart as he threaded the needle and squeezed by Sweet to slide him into turn three on Lap 23 of 35. The Big Game Motorsports #2 gasser ran off into lap traffic over the closing laps and beat Sweet to the line by 1.478-seconds.

The win extends Gravel's success at Lernerville Speedway, where he's won five times with three Commonwealth Clash titles to his name. It's his 68th World of Outlaws win and marks the third time in his career that he's recorded a 10-win season.

Most importantly for the 29-year-old, it's momentum and lots of it with one of his best tracks and biggest races coming up, the $75,000/Win National Open at Williams Grove Speedway next weekend.

"I really wanted to hit 10 wins," Gravel said. "We've got a lot of good tracks coming up, so hopefully we can keep it rolling and see how big we can get that number."

"Once I had enough position to send it in on Brad, I figured that was the race," he continued. "I knew I had to get my elbows up with 11 laps left, but none of the lappers were on top and I could run it extremely hard."

For the second straight night, Oklahoma City's Wayne Johnson put the Two-C Racing #2C on the front row of the NOS Energy Drink Feature. Still in pursuit of his first-career World of Outlaws win, Johnson outdrove Gravel on the opening lap and proceeded to control the first 12 circuits of the 35-lapper.

When Sweet went storming by Gravel for second on Lap 12, he wasted no time flying by Johnson to put the KKR #49 in the lead on Lap 13. He controlled the following 10 laps before the final restart allowed Gravel's #2 to lineup alongside him.

Electing the low line on the double-file restart is what Sweet credited as his ultimate downfall on Saturday, as Gravel rocketed around the top and built his momentum. The door opened down the backstretch and Gravel wasn't letting it close.

He squeezed by Sweet into turn three and slid high to protect the spot as he came to the flagstand on Lap 23 as the new leader. From there, lap traffic gave Sweet some hope, but there was little he could do in stopping Gravel's pace around the outside of the Sarver circle.

Gravel controlled the final 13 laps and completed his second clean sweep of the season by earning Slick Woody's QuickTime, winning his Drydene Heat Race, the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash, and the NOS Energy Drink Feature.

After controlling laps 13-22, championship leader Brad Sweet slipped back to finish in the runner-up spot on Saturday night. With nine races remaining this year, his Kasey Kahne Racing, NAPA Auto Parts #49 holds a +120 point advantage over Gravel with the title on the line.

"I made a mistake," Sweet admitted post-race. "I should've chosen the top on that restart. I was trying to get there to block him, but he was already there. We had a car capable of winning, I just didn't get it done. We'll go to Williams Grove and see what we can do."

Donny Schatz closed out the podium with a third-place finish aboard the Carquest, Ford Performance #15. The Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing #15 driver now heads for Williams Grove's $75,000/Win National Open as the defending champion next weekend.

"That's about as fast as I can ever remember going around this place," Schatz said on the 4/10-mile surface. "We were decent on the bottom, but then it just got so quick around the top. We keep improving little by little, though."

James McFadden claimed his 17th consecutive top-10 finish with a fourth-place score aboard the Kasey Kahne Racing #9. Sheldon Haudenschild returned to the top-five with a fifth-place run in the NOS Energy Drink, Stenhouse Jr. Marshall Racing #17.

Rounding out the top-10 was Jason Johnson Racing's Carson Macedo in sixth, Shark Racing's duo of Jacob Allen & Logan Schuchart in seventh & eighth, Roth Motorsports' Kasey Kahne in ninth, and Two-C Racing's Wayne Johnson in tenth.

UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series remains in the state of Pennsylvania next week as the final Crown Jewel of the season takes place. On Friday & Saturday, October 1-2, Williams Grove Speedway hosts the $75,000/Win National Open. If you can't be there, watch Every Lap LIVE on DIRTVision.

NOS Energy Drink Feature Results (35 Laps): 1. 2-David Gravel [1][$10,000]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [4][$6,000]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [3][$3,500]; 4. 9-James McFadden [6][$2,800]; 5. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [7][$2,500]; 6. 41-Carson Macedo [8][$2,300]; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen [10][$2,200]; 8. 1S-Logan Schuchart [11][$2,100]; 9. 83-Kasey Kahne [14][$2,050]; 10. 2C-Wayne Johnson [2][$2,000]; 11. 11K-Kraig Kinser [9][$1,600]; 12. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [5][$1,400]; 13. 22-Brandon Spithaler [18][$1,200]; 14. 10-Paulie Colagiovanni [24][$1,100]; 15. 19-Paige Polyak [13][$1,050]; 16. 7S-Jason Sides [17][$1,000]; 17. 42-Sye Lynch [15][$1,000]; 18. 46-Michael Bauer [21][$1,000]; 19. C1-Clay Riney [23][$1,000]; 20. 2F-AJ Flick [12][$1,000]; 21. 11-Carl Bowser [19][$1,000]; 22. 12-Darin Gallagher [25][$]; 23. 47N-Marcus Dumesny [16][$1,000]; 24. 23JR-Jack Sodeman [22][$1,000]; 25. 28-Tim Shaffer [20][$1,000]. Lap Leaders:Wayne Johnson 1-12, Brad Sweet 13-22, David Gravel 23-35. KSE Hard Charger Award: 10-Paulie Colagiovanni[+10]

Slick Woody’s Qualifying – 1. 2-David Gravel, 12.416; 2. 41-Carson Macedo, 12.465; 3. 49-Brad Sweet, 12.491; 4. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.53; 5. 9-James McFadden, 12.541; 6. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 12.608; 7. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12.617; 8. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 12.638; 9. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 12.665; 10. 83-Kasey Kahne, 12.679; 11. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 12.696; 12. 2F-AJ Flick, 12.719; 13. 19-Paige Polyak, 12.721; 14. 1A-Jacob Allen, 12.724; 15. 42-Sye Lynch, 12.729; 16. 47N-Marcus Dumesny, 12.795; 17. 46-Michael Bauer, 12.82; 18. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 12.845; 19. C1-Clay Riney, 12.853; 20. 28-Tim Shaffer, 12.87; 21. 13-Brandon Matus, 12.875; 22. 23JR-Jack Sodeman, 12.916; 23. 6-Bob Felmlee, 12.928; 24. 40-George Hobaugh, 12.962; 25. 5K-Adam Kekich, 13.004; 26. 12-Darin Gallagher, 13.006; 27. 11-Carl Bowser, 13.03; 28. 10-Paulie Colagiovanni, 13.216; 29. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.245; 30. O8-Dan Kuriger, 13.36; 31. 31C-Chase Metheney, 13.709; 32. 33-Brent Matus, 13.767; 33. 4K-Bill Kiley, 14.511; 34. 7NY-Matt Farnham, NT

DRYDENE Heat #1 (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer – 1. 2-David Gravel [1]; 2. 9-James McFadden [2]; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser [3]; 4. 19-Paige Polyak [4]; 5. 7S-Jason Sides [8]; 6. 46-Michael Bauer [5]; 7. 13-Brandon Matus [6]; 8. 5K-Adam Kekich [7]; 9. 4K-Bill Kiley [9]

DRYDENE Heat #2 (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer – 1. 2C-Wayne Johnson [2]; 2. 41-Carson Macedo [1]; 3. 1A-Jacob Allen [4]; 4. 83-Kasey Kahne [3]; 5. 22-Brandon Spithaler [5]; 6. 23JR-Jack Sodeman [6]; 7. 12-Darin Gallagher [7]; 8. O8-Dan Kuriger [8]

DRYDENE Heat #3 (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer – 1. 49-Brad Sweet [1]; 2. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [2]; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart [3]; 4. 42-Sye Lynch [4]; 5. 11-Carl Bowser [7]; 6. 6-Bob Felmlee [6]; 7. C1-Clay Riney [5]; 8. 31C-Chase Metheney [8]

DRYDENE Heat #4 (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer – 1. 15-Donny Schatz [1]; 2. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [2]; 3. 2F-AJ Flick [3]; 4. 47N-Marcus Dumesny [4]; 5. 28-Tim Shaffer [5]; 6. 10-Paulie Colagiovanni [7]; 7. 33-Brent Matus [8]; 8. 40-George Hobaugh [6]

DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash (6 Laps) – 1. 2-David Gravel [2]; 2. 2C-Wayne Johnson [1]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [3]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [6]; 5. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [4]; 6. 9-James McFadden [7]; 7. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [5]; 8. 41-Carson Macedo [8]

Micro-Lite Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer – 1. 46-Michael Bauer [1][-]; 2. 23JR-Jack Sodeman [3][-]; 3. C1-Clay Riney [2][-]; 4. 10-Paulie Colagiovanni [5][-]; 5. 12-Darin Gallagher [7][$300]; 6. 5K-Adam Kekich [9][$250]; 7. 13-Brandon Matus [6][$225]; 8. 33-Brent Matus [8][$200]; 9. 4K-Bill Kiley [13][$200]; 10. 6-Bob Felmlee [4][$200]; 11. 31C-Chase Metheney [11][$200]; 12. O8-Dan Kuriger [10][$200]; 13. 40-George Hobaugh [12][$200]; 14. 7NY-Matt Farnham [14][$200]

Rico Abreu leads all 30 for Eldora 4-Crown score worth $6,000

 

ROSSBURG, Ohio (September 25, 2021) - In convincing fashion, nonetheless, St. Helena, California’s Rico Abreu secured his place in sprint car racing history books yet again, doing so by scoring the FloRacing All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 portion of the annual 4-Crown Nationals at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio.

Abreu, now a three-time All Star winner at the World’s Greatest Dirt Track, led every circuit of the 30-lap contest, forced to withstand an early run in with traffic, as well as a late surge by Sam McGhee Motorsports’ Parker Price-Miller. The 4-Crown Nationals triumph earned the West Coast invader a $6,000 payday, now a ten-time All Star winner over the course of his career.

Gaining four spots on the night, Parker Price Miller hung on to finish second at The Big E, followed by Ayrton Gennetten, Cap Henry, who climbed 11 positions, and Zeb Wise, who climbed an impressive 17 positions. Wise’s performance also earned the Angola, Indiana-native the evening’s Hard Charger Award, given to the driver who gains the most feature positions.

“I’m just so thankful for our supporters this year,” Rico Abreu said, driver of the Rico Abreu/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Rowdy Energy/Curb Records/Lucas Oil Products/XYZ Machining/Self Made Racing/No. 24 sprint car. “We’ve been battling through some inconsistent runs. We ended up making a lot of changes to this car tonight...having to change motors last night kinda put us behind on being ready for tonight. But I have to thank all of my guys. It’s an honor to be standing in victory lane again at Eldora Speedway...this place is so special to me. The fans, too...I get to see all of these faces and spend time with you guys. I enjoy every minute that I get to race here.”

Lining up second on the A-Main grid, Abreu earned the initial jump, cruising ahead to a comfortable lead over the course of the first seven circuits. Traffic came into play by lap eight, but Abreu’s line around Eldora Speedway’s notoriously thin cushion proved to be no match for the onslaught of slower cars. The main event’s first of two cautions appeared on lap 17 ultimately snapping Abreu’s near-straightaway advantage.

When action returned, it was Buch Motorsports’ Justin Peck applying the pressure, working the bottom and center of turns three and four with the intent to gain an edge on Abreu’s Rowdy Energy No. 24. Despite his attempts, Abreu scooted away, only to be halted again by a caution on lap 25.

The ensuing restart would see Parker Price-Miller make a jump from fourth to second, simultaneously switching his focus to Abreu. The Kokomo, Indiana-native was able to show Abreu his nose on a few occasions, but suffice it to say, Eldora’s victory lane stage belonged to Abreu.

“I could see (Price-Miller’s) shadow getting into turn one, but I knew he wasn’t getting a better run than me on the top,” Abreu continued. “The entry into the corner kept getting cleaner and cleaner. I knew if I could move down just a bit, I could get the car to stick a little bit better.”

The All Star Circuit of Champions will enjoy a weekend off before returning to competition for the season finale on Friday and Saturday, October 8-9. The two-day Jim and Joanne Ford Classic is next on the hit list, complete with two, full shows awarding $5,000 and $10,000, respectively.

For those who can not witness the All Star Circuit of Champions live and in person, FloRacing.com, the official media partner and broadcast provider of the All Stars, has you covered. To access live and on-demand racing action from the All Star Circuit of Champions, visit FloRacing.com and become an annual PRO subscriber. Race fans can see all the USAC and dirt late-model action they want in addition to Eldora Speedway’s slate of races and those of the All Star Circuit of Champions. The subscription unlocks access to premium content across the entire FloSports network. Watch the events across all screens by downloading the FloSports app on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire and Chromecast.

Contingency Awards/Results: Eldora Speedway | Saturday, September 25, 2021:
Event: 4-Crown Nationals
Entries: 24
C&R Racing Hot Laps: Parker Price-Miller | 13.461
Dixie Vodka Fast Qualifier: Tyler Courtney | 13.096
Ford Performance Heat #1 Winner: Parker Price-Miller
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2 Winner: Rico Abreu
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3 Winner: Sammy Swindell
Kear’s Speed Shop Dash presented by Elliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts Winner: Justin Peck
FloRacing A-Main Winner: Rico Abreu
Hercules Tires A-Main Hard Charger: Zeb Wise (+17)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 7BC-Tyler Courtney, 13.096; 2. 3-Ayrton Gennetten, 13.132; 3. 55v-CJ Leary, 13.164; 4. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg, 13.207; 5. 13-Justin Peck, 13.232; 6. 5T-Travis Philo, 13.268; 7. 11-Parker Price Miller, 13.268; 8. 24-Rico Abreu, 13.270; 9. 26-Cory Eliason, 13.270; 10. 5-Ian Madsen, 13.278; 11. 19-Chris Windom, 13.291; 12. 70-Sammy Swindell, 13.331; 13. 10-Zeb Wise, 13.341; 14. 101-Cale Thomas, 13.349; 15. 17B-Bill Balog, 13.355; 16. 81-Lee Jacobs, 13.390; 17. 16c-Robbie Price, 13.413; 18. 4-Cap Henry, 13.427; 19. 2L-Landon Lalonde, 13.519; 20. 11N-Harli White, 13.559; 21. 55m-McKenna Haase, 13.605; 22. 49-Shawn Dancer, 13.610; 23. 39-Tylar Rankin, 13.724; 24. 97-Greg Wilson, 13.839

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 8 Transfer
1. 11-Parker Price Miller [2]; 2. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [4]; 3. 5-Ian Madsen [1]; 4. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [3]; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs [6]; 6. 49-Shawn Dancer [8]; 7. 2L-Landon Lalonde [7]; 8. 10-Zeb Wise [5]

Heat #2 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 8 Transfer
1. 24-Rico Abreu [2]; 2. 19-Chris Windom [1]; 3. 3-Ayrton Gennetten [4]; 4. 13-Justin Peck [3]; 5. 101-Cale Thomas [5]; 6. 16C-Robbie Price [6]; 7. 11N-Harli White [7]; 8. 39-Tylar Rankin [8]

Heat #3 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 8 Transfer
1. 70-Sammy Swindell [1]; 2. 55V-CJ Leary [4]; 3. 17B-Bill Balog [5]; 4. 5T-Travis Philo [3]; 5. 4-Cap Henry [6]; 6. 97-Greg Wilson [8]; 7. 55M-McKenna Haase [7]; 8. 26-Cory Eliason [2]

Dash #1 (6 Laps)
1. 13-Justin Peck [2]; 2. 24-Rico Abreu [4]; 3. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [3]; 4. 3-Ayrton Gennetten [6]; 5. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [5]; 6. 11-Parker Price Miller [1]; 7. 70-Sammy Swindell [8]; 8. 55V-CJ Leary [7]

A-Main (30 Laps)
1. 24-Rico Abreu [2]; 2. 11-Parker Price Miller [6]; 3. 3-Ayrton Gennetten [4]; 4. 4-Cap Henry [15]; 5. 10-Zeb Wise [22]; 6. 17B-Bill Balog [11]; 7. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [3]; 8. 81-Lee Jacobs [14]; 9. 5T-Travis Philo [12]; 10. 101-Cale Thomas [13]; 11. 5-Ian Madsen [10]; 12. 70-Sammy Swindell [7]; 13. 55V-CJ Leary [8]; 14. 13-Justin Peck [1]; 15. 2L-Landon Lalonde [23]; 16. 97-Greg Wilson [18]; 17. 49-Shawn Dancer [17]; 18. 55M-McKenna Haase [19]; 19. 16C-Robbie Price [16]; 20. 11N-Harli White [20]; 21. 19-Chris Windom [9]; 22. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [5]; 23. 26-Cory Eliason [21]; 24. 39-Tylar Rankin [24] Lap Leaders: Rico Abreu (1-30)

Saturday, September 25, 2021

From Knoxville To Williams Grove – Brian Brown Gets His Win Friday! Missouri driver claims elusive first career Williams Grove victory worth 6K Derek Locke Sweeps Season In Grove 358 Sprints

 

Mechanicsburg – Brian Brown of Grain Valley, Missouri, rocketed to the 410 sprint car win at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night, coming out on top of a duel with Washington’s Devon Borden to get his elusive first career oval checkers worth $6,000.

In the 358 sprint main, Carlisle’s Derek Locke officially swept the entire season of competition for the division by claiming his eighth win of the year while also accepting the 2021 track title laurels.

The win in the 410 sprint car main meant a great deal to four-time 410 sprint Knoxville Raceway champion Brown who has spent the month of September racing in the area the last several seasons.

“When you first start driving racecars, there’s only about three tracks that you say I really want to win at before I hang it all up. One is Knoxville, Iowa, and we’ve had a lot of success there, one is Eldora, and we’ve been close, and here we are in victory lane at Williams Grove,” Brown said after taking the checkers.

“It’s a weekly show for you guys, but it means a lot to me. We can put this (checkered flag) in our shop forever.”

Polesitter Brent Marks blasted into control when the 25-lap 410 sprint main got underway as the sprinters used the event to prepare for next week’s invasion by the World of Outlaws for the two-day National Open races.

Marks simply drove away from the field as third starter Brown got by Devon Borden for second on the second tour.

With a lead of more than three seconds, Marks hit lapped traffic on the seventh lap and began mowing down the backmarkers.

Working through the traffic, Marks did see his lead over Brown dwindle slightly to just under two seconds by lap 12 when his motor expired, bringing out the only caution flag of the race.

Brown inherited the lead for the restart followed by Borden, Gio Scelzi, Lance Dewease and Anthony Macri.

Macri slung around the cushion when action got back underway and promptly took fourth from Dewease as Brown held sway over Borden.

With 10 laps to go, Macri was battling with Scelzi for third as Brown began to creep up on the rear of the field with Borden in tow.

Borden was keeping Brown in sight with five to go when the leader hopped the first turn cushion setting up a challenge for the lead and win.

Borden used the opportunity to close up on Brown for control and as the pair entered the third corner on lap 22, the west coast youngster blasted under Brown for the lead.

Brown fought hard for the win but Borden led back to the line with Brown glued to his bumper.

That’s when Brown broke low into the first turn with Borden taking the cushion to rally back and drag race Brown onto the backstretch.

The pair came up off of the corner side by side with Brown edging ahead at the bridge before diving into the third turn to regain control.

Brown then sped to the victory by .794 seconds over Borden and he talked about his race with Borden and losing the lead.

“I don’t think I was the best car tonight,” Brown said.

“I think I got a little bit lucky with Brent falling out. I wasn’t that far behind him when we got to traffic. We took back off and it felt like my left rear tire was flat. I took it easy, but when the “Daredevil” is behind you, you’d better be up on the wheel. When I seen him, I knew I had to get going.”

“You don’t want to give one away and that’s what I was going to do. We had to do something to try and pull it off. It was great night,” Brown said.

Scelzi rode home third with Macri and Dewease rounding out the top-five.

Sixth through 10th went to Danny Dietrich, Freddie Rahmer, Lucas Wolfe, Matt Campbell and Justin Whittall.

Brown put together a perfect night from start to finish by winning his heat and also setting fast time in time trials with a qualifying lap of 16.417 seconds.

Other heat wins went to Dewease and Wolfe.

In his quest to polish off a clean sweep of the 358 sprint season at the track, Derek Locke started fifth in the 20-lap main.

Colby Womer led the first two laps before Tyler Brehm took over at the font.

Locke drove into second with four laps in the book and began his track down of the leader.

At the halfway point, Brehm began to work the rear of the field and this allowed Locke, who was already closing, to pull up on the leader.

However Brehm did his best to thwart Locke’s advances.

When Locke ran Brehm into the third turn on the 12th lap, Brehm slammed the door to maintain control however Locke’s power proved too much a lap later as he muscled around for control.

A restart with three laps to go saw Locke pull away to the finish while recording his eighth win in a row this season and a clean sweep of 2021 action at the track.

Other wins came on April 16, April 23, May 21, June 25, July 30 (2) and September 3.

Justin Foster was third followed by John Stehman and Brett Wanner.

Heats went to Womer and Steve Wilbur.

Feature Finishes

410 sprint cars, 25 laps: 1. Brian Brown, 2. Devon Borden, 3. Giovanni Scelzi, 4. Anthony Macri,5. Lance Dewease, 6. Danny Dietrich, 7. Freddie Rahmer, 8. Lucas Wolfe, 9. Matt Campbell, 10. Justin Whittall, 11. Robbie Kendall, 12. TJ Stutts, 13. Dylan Norris, 14. Chase Dietz, 15. Steve Buckwalter, 16. Kyle Moody, 17. Tyler Ross, 18. Chad Trout, 19. Doug Hammaker, 20. Jared Esh, 21. Aaron Bollinger, 22. Rick Lafferty, 23. Steve Downs, 24. Landon Myers, 25. Brent Marks

358 sprint cars, 20 laps: 1. Derek Locke, 2. Tyler Brehm, 3. Justin Foster, 4. John Stehman, 5. Brett Wanner, 6. Steve Wilbur, 7. Matt Findley, 8. Cody Fletcher, 9. Rich Eichelberger, 10. Mark Van Vorst, 11. Brett Rose, 12. Andrew Hake, 13. Denny Gross, 14. Zachary Cool, 15. Colby Womer, 16. Chad Criswell, 17. Hank Donovan Jr., 18. Kane Eichenlaub, 19. Chris Rank, 20. Nash Ely

ANOTHER ONE: Logan Schuchart Stays Hot with Back-to-Back Eldora 4-Crown Wins Three Wins in Five Races for Shark Racing, Drydene Performance Products #1S

 

ROSSBURG, OH - September 24, 2021 - Start with Logan Schuchart and Eldora Speedway, then add in that crisp autumn air of September, and you've got a perfect recipe.

The Shark Racing pilot continued his hot streak on Friday night, leading the final eight laps at The Big E and scoring his second-straight BeFour the Crown Showdown victory.

After a tough opening half to the 2021 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series campaign, the Drydene Performance Products #1S has roared to life over the past month with three wins in the last five races. His stellar stretch has been good enough to propel him into a tie with Sheldon Haudenschild for fifth in the championship standings.

Schuchart's third-career win at "The House That Earl Built" came with a little help from lap traffic, as he pounced on 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz on Lap 22 and never looked back.

"I thought I could use those holes to my advantage, but I ran through it and I swear the motor felt like it lost two cylinders," Schuchart said. "I think it ripped two spark plug wires off, so I was worried. I thought David would slide me for sure on that last restart, but we never saw him. Eldora is always in great shape and it was a lot of fun tonight."

From the jump of the 30-lap NOS Energy Drink Feature, all eyes were pointed to Oklahoma City's Wayne Johnson, who earned his second pole position of the season.

However, Schatz stole command on the start and cruised away to lead the opening 21 laps aboard the Ford Performance, Carquest #15. Schuchart quickly charged from fifth to second, and then all attention turned to an epic battle for third between Johnson, David Gravel, Tyler Courtney, Ayrton Gennetten, and James McFadden.

The first two stoppages of the race were for championship leader Brad Sweet, who suffered a flat right rear on the Kasey Kahne Racing, NAPA Auto Parts #49 not only once, but twice. He went to the work area on Lap 11 and Lap 22, ultimately crossing the line 19th for his worst finish of the season.

At the front of the field, Schuchart pounced on Schatz thanks to lap traffic and never saw another challenge. A green-white-checkered restart made it interesting, but neither Gravel nor McFadden could pressure the #1S as he scooted away to his sixth win of the season and 29th of his World of Outlaws career in a new Triple-X chassis, which he credits for their revitalized success.

"We just didn't have the summer we wanted," Schuchart elaborated. " We felt like at any moment we'd start clicking, and we really felt like Eldora owed us one after July. We left Kings Royal week bummed out with the results considering how good our cars were. I don't think we were good in the Dash tonight, but Ron, Ben, Jack & Bill made some awesome changes, and here we are.

Australian James McFadden earned a career-best Eldora Speedway result by placing second with a last-lap pass. It also extends his stellar stretch with five podium finishes in the last eight races aboard the Kasey Kahne Racing, Karavan Trailers #9.

"That was so much fun," McFadden said with a grin. "I told the boys I couldn't stop laughing in the car it was that much fun. I grew up watching Eldora and watching guys pound it off the fence like that. A bit of redemption after leading laps at the Kings Royal and stepping on my old feller. This team is really clicking right now."

The Big Game Motorsports #2 made a late charge at Schuchart for the lead, but the final caution on Lap 28 was a caution that David Gravel didn't want to see as he slipped back to finish third. Ultimately, it was a massive points night as Sweet struggled with two flat tires and Gravel gained 32 points with some of his best tracks on the horizon in the final 10 races.

"Track was slick, but it was great," Gravel noted. "The holes made it interesting. I don't think I would've won the race, but the caution didn't help with losing second. Overall it's a good night to rebound after Hanford. I'm excited for Lernerville tomorrow, one of my favorite tracks."

After leading the opening 21 laps, Donny Schatz fell back to finish fourth aboard the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing #15. Rounding out the top-five was King Tyler Courtney in the NOS Energy Drink TURBO #7BC, who started his night with a win in the USAC Midget program.

Closing out the top-10 on Friday night was KSE Hard Charger Justin Peck in sixth-from-18th, polesitter Wayne Johnson in seventh, Eldora rookie Ayrton Gennetten in eighth, Jason Johnson Racing's Carson Macedo in ninth, and Slammin' Sammy Swindell with his first top-10 of the year.

UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series now embarks on a long overnight drive to Sarver, PA as Lernerville Speedway hosts the Commonwealth Clash on Saturday, September 25. If you can't be at the track, you can watch Every Lap LIVE on DIRTVision.

NOS Energy Drink Feature (30 Laps): 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart [5][$10,000]; 2. 9-James McFadden [9][$6,000]; 3. 2-David Gravel [6][$3,500]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [2][$2,800]; 5. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [8][$2,500]; 6. 13-Justin Peck [16][$2,300]; 7. 2C-Wayne Johnson [1][$2,200]; 8. 3-Ayrton Gennetten [7][$2,100]; 9. 41-Carson Macedo [10][$2,050]; 10. 70-Sammy Swindell [12][$2,000]; 11. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [18][$1,600]; 12. 26-Cory Eliason [11][$1,400]; 13. 11K-Kraig Kinser [13][$1,200]; 14. 10-Zeb Wise [24][$1,100]; 15. 5T-Travis Philo [17][$1,050]; 16. 5-Ian Madsen [4][$1,000]; 17. 97-Greg Wilson [22][$1,000]; 18. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [23][$1,000]; 19. 49-Brad Sweet [3][$1,000]; 20. 101-Cale Thomas [15][$1,000]; 21. 83-Kasey Kahne [21][$1,000]; 22. 7S-Jason Sides [19][$1,000]; 23. 1A-Jacob Allen [14][$1,000]; 24. 11-Parker Price-Miller [20][$1,000]. Lap Leaders: Donny Schatz 1-21, Logan Schuchart 22-30. KSE Hard Charger Award: 13-Justin Peck[+10]

Slick Woody’s Qualifying – 1. 2-David Gravel, 13.058; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.063; 3. 3-Ayrton Gennetten, 13.164; 4. 5-Ian Madsen, 13.21; 5. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.265; 6. 83-Kasey Kahne, 13.269; 7. 26-Cory Eliason, 13.296; 8. 70-Sammy Swindell, 13.31; 9. 9-James McFadden, 13.312; 10. 41-Carson Macedo, 13.314; 11. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 13.331; 12. 7BC-Tyler Courtney, 13.34; 13. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.365; 14. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.373; 15. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.374; 16. 55-McKenna Haase, 13.379; 17. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 13.38; 18. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.407; 19. 101-Cale Thomas, 13.418; 20. 13-Justin Peck, 13.45; 21. 5T-Travis Philo, 13.476; 22. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.478; 23. 8-Aaron Reutzel, 13.498; 24. 11N-Harli White, 13.529; 25. 18-Cole Macedo, 13.545; 26. 55V-CJ Leary, 13.592; 27. 97-Greg Wilson, 13.601; 28. 28-Tim Shaffer, 13.613; 29. 10-Zeb Wise, 13.696; 30. 49D-Shawn Dancer, 13.716; 31. O7-Skylar Gee, 13.733; 32. 11-Parker Price-Miller, 13.833; 33. 16C-Robbie Price, 14.028; 34. 39-Tylar Rankin, 14.345; 35. 24-Rico Abreu, NT; 36. 47N-Marcus Dumesny, NT

DRYDENE Heat #1 (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer – 1. 15-Donny Schatz [2]; 2. 2-David Gravel [1]; 3. 9-James McFadden [3]; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser [4]; 5. 5T-Travis Philo [6]; 6. 10-Zeb Wise [8]; 7. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [5]; 8. 18-Cole Macedo [7]; 9. 16C-Robbie Price [9]

DRYDENE Heat #2 (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer – 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart [1]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [5]; 3. 41-Carson Macedo [3]; 4. 1A-Jacob Allen [6]; 5. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [4]; 6. 83-Kasey Kahne [2]; 7. 55V-CJ Leary [7]; 8. 49D-Shawn Dancer [8]; 9. 39-Tylar Rankin [9]

DRYDENE Heat #3 (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer – 1. 3-Ayrton Gennetten [1]; 2. 2C-Wayne Johnson [3]; 3. 26-Cory Eliason [2]; 4. 101-Cale Thomas [5]; 5. 7S-Jason Sides [4]; 6. 97-Greg Wilson [7]; 7. 8-Aaron Reutzel [6]; 8. 24-Rico Abreu [9]; 9. O7-Skylar Gee [8]

DRYDENE Heat #4 (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer – 1. 5-Ian Madsen [1]; 2. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [3]; 3. 70-Sammy Swindell [2]; 4. 13-Justin Peck [5]; 5. 11-Parker Price-Miller [8]; 6. 11N-Harli White [6]; 7. 28-Tim Shaffer [7]; 8. 55-McKenna Haase [4]

DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash (6 Laps) – 1. 2C-Wayne Johnson [1]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [4]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [5]; 4. 5-Ian Madsen [2]; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart [3]; 6. 2-David Gravel [8]; 7. 3-Ayrton Gennetten [6]; 8. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [7]

Micro-Lite Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer – 1. 83-Kasey Kahne [1][-]; 2. 97-Greg Wilson [4][-]; 3. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [6][-]; 4. 10-Zeb Wise [3][-]; 5. 55-McKenna Haase [2][$300]; 6. 11N-Harli White [5][$250]; 7. 24-Rico Abreu [12][$225]; 8. 18-Cole Macedo [10][$200]; 9. 49D-Shawn Dancer [11][$200]; 10. 16C-Robbie Price [13][$200]; 11. 28-Tim Shaffer [9][$200]; 12. 39-Tylar Rankin [14][$200]; 13. 55V-CJ Leary [7][$200]; 14. 8-Aaron Reutzel [8][$200]; 15. O7-Skylar Gee [15][$200]; 16. 47N-Marcus Dumesny [16][$200]

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Abreu goes plus ten for top-five in BAPS’ Greg Hodnett Foundation Race

 

Date: Thursday, September 16th
Event: Greg Hodnett Foundation Race
Series: Open Event
Track: BAPS Motor Speedway (York Haven, Pennsylvania)
Rico Abreu A-Main Finish (Start): 5th (15th)

Date: Friday, September 17th
Event: Jack Gunn Memorial
Series: All Star Circuit of Champions
Track: Williams Grove Speedway (Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania)
Rico Abreu A-Main Finish (Start): 12th (15th)

Date: Saturday, September 18th
Event: Dirt Classic VIII
Series: All Star Circuit of Champions
Track: Lincoln Speedway (Abbottstown, Pennsylvania)
Rico Abreu A-Main Finish (Start): 15th (22nd)

ST. HELENA, Calif. (September 20, 2021) – It was a long weekend in the Keystone State for Rico Abreo and Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing, but the team ultimately prevailed, qualifying for all three weekend headliners including the $20,000-to-win Lincoln Speedway Dirt Classic VIII. Despite just missing the top-ten in two out of the three weekend events, Abreu kicked things off with a bang, capping BAPS Motor Speedway’s Greg Hodnett Foundation Race with a hard charge from 15th to finish fifth; Abreu’s 29th top-five, 48th top-ten, of the 2021 season.

In addition to his top-five in York Haven, Abreu, pilot of the Rowdy Energy, Curb Records, Lucas Oil Products, Stadelhofer Construction, Self Made Racing, Salty’s BBQ, No. 24 sprint car, finished 12th and 15th, respectively, the following evenings, first finishing 12th after starting 15th in Williams Grove Speedway’s $7,000-to-win Jack Gunn Memorial, then ending the weekend with a rally from 22nd to finish 15th in the aforementioned Dirt Classic VIII. 

Forced to do things the hard way, Abreu had to battle his way through the Dirt Classic B-Main before making a start in the 40-lap finale. The St. Helena, California-native had to resort to the B-Main after missing the A-Main points cutoff. The program utilized a double heat race format with passing points assembling the feature lineup. 

Adding to the talent pool, the Jack Gunn Memorial and Dirt Classic each featured the All Star Circuit of Champions. 

“Considering the level of competition we were facing, it’s tough to be disappointed with our results, but I know our potential and we’re not going to be satisfied unless we win,” Abreu said, who owns one victory thus far in 2021. “It’s been a pretty wild season, to say the least. We’ve logged a lot of miles and it hasn’t been easy for the crew, but they’ve been hanging tough and I’m proud of them. We still have a lot of racing on our schedule, so we’ll do what we can to rack up a few more wins for this Rowdy Energy team.”

Rico Abreu and Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing will continue their 2021 campaign with a doubleheader at the World’s Greatest Dirt Track – Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. The weekend agenda will begin with the BeFour the Crowns Showdown featuring the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series on Friday, followed by the 4-Crown Nationals featuring the All Star Circuit of Champions on Saturday. 

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Fans are encouraged to follow Rico Abreu online, as well as on all of his available social media networks:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RicoAbreuRacing,
Twitter: https://twitter.com/rico_abreu
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rico_abreu/

APPAREL:
Those seeking the latest Rico Abreu/Rico Abreu Racing apparel should visit www.shoprico.com, or find Rico’s merchandise trailer at select events during the 2021 season. 

2021 Rico Abreu Racing Statistics: 
Total Races: 80
Total Wins: 1
Total Top-5s: 29
Total Top-10s: 48
**Stats reflect starts for Rico Abreu, only
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CONTACT:
Photo Credit: Chad Warner
Tyler Altmeyer
Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing
(724) 954-4915, altmeyer119@gmail.com

Schatz seventh in Keller Auto Speedway’s Tom Tarlton Classic; Eldora and Lernerville ahead

 

Date: Saturday, September 18th
Event: Tom Tarlton Classic
Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series
Track: Keller Auto Speedway (Hanford, California)
Donny Schatz A-Main Finish (Start): 7th (7th)

2021 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Championship Standings: Fourth | 8890 points (264 points behind championship leader, Brad Sweet)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (September 20, 2021) – Continuing his consistent ways, Fargo, North Dakota’s Donny Schatz capped the final West Coast Swing of the 2021 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series season with a top-ten performance, finishing seventh during the $21,000-to-win Tom Tarlton Classic at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, California.

Schatz, pilot of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Carquest Auto Parts/Curb Records/Ford Performance/Sage Fruit/Digital Ally/Advance Auto Parts/Rush Truck Centers/Absolute Automation and Security/Hunt Brothers Pizza/J&J Auto Racing/No. 15 sprint car, kicked-off the Tarlton Classic with the seventh-fastest time during qualifying time trials, finishing third in his respective heat race shortly thereafter. 

After a cross-country trip from sunny California to the eastern time zone, Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing will continue their 2021 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series season with a two-race weekend in Ohio and Pennsylvania, first visiting Eldora Speedway for the BeFour the Crowns Showdown on September 24, then Lernerville Speedway for the Commonwealth Clash on September 25. The ten-time World of Outlaws champion will enter the doubleheader fourth in the Series driver chase, trailing points leader Brad Sweet by 264 markers.

ADDITIONAL MEDIA:
Fans are encouraged to follow the progress of Donny Schatz, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing and the No. 15/Carquest Auto Parts/Curb Records/Ford Performance/Sage Fruit/Digital Ally/Advance Auto Parts/Rush Truck Centers/Absolute Automation and Security/Hunt Brothers Pizza/J&J Auto Racing motorsports team on the Web and on social media.

Broadcast Coverage:
Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com. 

Donny Schatz:
Web: www.donnyschatzmotorsports.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/DonnySchatz
Twitter: www.twitter.com/donnySchatz
Instagram www.instagram.com/donnyschatz

Tony Stewart Racing:
Web: www.tonystewartracing.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/TonyStewartRacing
Twitter: www.twitter.com/Tonystewart_rcg
Instagram: www.instagram.com/@TonyStewart_Rcg

2021 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing WoO Statistics: 
World of Outlaws Races: 66
World of Outlaws Wins: 3
World of Outlaws Top-5s: 37
World of Outlaws Top-10s: 51
**Numbers reflect WoO statistics, only
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CONTACT:
Photo Credit: Trent Gower Photography
Tyler Altmeyer
Tony Stewart Racing Enterprises
(724) 954-4915, pr@tonystewart.com

Brock Zearfoss rallies big in Tom Tarlton Classic at Keller Auto Speedway

 

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

JONESTOWN, Pa. (September 20, 2021) – Saturday’s big show at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, California, produced a big result out of Jonestown, Pennsylvania’s Brock Zearfoss, ultimately capping his evening with an impressive hard charge from 18th to finish eighth; Zearfoss’ 21st top-ten of his 2021 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series season. Dubbed the Tom Tarlton Classic, the $21,000-to-win showstopper welcomed the best that the Outlaws and California had to offer, simultaneously concluding the final West Coast Swing of Zearfoss’ 2021 Outlaws season.

With his visit to the pacific time zone now complete, Zearfoss, driver of the Brock Zearfoss Racing, Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill, Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc., C&D Rigging Inc., Meckley’s Limestone Products, Berkebile Oil Company, Klick Lewis Cars, J.P. Adamsky Trucking, X-1 Race Cars, No. 3Z sprint car, will now begin his big trip home, set to invade Eldora Speedway and Lernerville Speedway on Friday and Saturday, September 24-25, ultimately capping his long trek across the United States with Williams Grove Speedway’s $75,000-to-win National Open on Friday and Saturday, October 1-2.

“It was a great trip along the West Coast. We had an absolute blast, and to end things like they did at Keller Auto Speedway makes it even better. But, we’re ready to head home,” Zearfoss explained, who is currently ninth in the World of Outlaws championship, as well as a World of Outlaws Rookie of the Year frontrunner. “I can’t thank my team enough for their hard work over the last few weeks. We were a long way from home and that can be really distracting. But, they pushed through and I’m proud of their efforts. I’m excited to have the opportunity to race in front of my family and friends. It’s been a long time.”

The visit to Eldora, the BeFour the Crowns Showdown, and the visit to Lernerville, the Commonwealth Clash, will each award $10,000 paydays.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Brock Zearfoss would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill, Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc., C&D Rigging Inc., Meckley’s Limestone Products, Berkebile Oil Company, Klick Lewis Cars, J.P. Adamsky Trucking, X-1 Race Cars, Simpson Racing Products, KX3 Racewear, BK Titanium, Blud Lubricants, AL Driveline, Bruce’s Speed Shop, RV 4 Wheel Drive and Performance Automotive, 87 Speed, Walker Performance Filtration, and Bell Helmets.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Fans can keep up with Brock Zearfoss during his entire campaign right here at www.fullyinjected.com, or at www.brockzearfoss.com. Be sure to “follow” the “Jonestown Jet” on all of the available social media networks including Twitter: https://twitter.com/brock_zearfoss and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brockzearfossracing. 

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com.

STATS:
2021 Brock Zearfoss Racing Statistics:
Wins: 3
Top-5s: 7
Top-10s: 29
*2020 Australia starts included

2021 Brock Zearfoss Racing WoO Statistics:
Wins: 0
Top-5s: 0
Top-10s: 21

2021 Victories: 3 (Ellenbrook Speedway [Western Australia] – January 2) (Perth Motorplex [Western Australia] – January 9) (Perth Motorplex [Western Australia] – January 9)

2021 Highlights: Finished third during first-ever start at Perth Motorplex in Perth, Australia, on December 26. Finished second during the second round of Western Australia Speedweek at Perth on December 28. Finished second during the third round of Western Australia Speedweek at Bunbury on January 1. Won first-ever feature in Australia on January 2 at Ellenbrook Speedway. Swept Western Australia Speedweek finale at Perth Motorplex on January 9. Scored Western Australia Speedweek championship. Highlighted first weekend as full-time Outlaw with 13th-place finish at Volusia Speedway Park on February 7. Finished seventh at East Bay Raceway Park on Saturday, March 6. Finished tenth during WoO debut at The Rev in Louisiana on Saturday, March 13. Finished ninth during Cotton Bowl Speedway start on Saturday, March 20. Scored back-to-back top-tens during Bristol Motor Speedway starts on April 23 and 25. Finished seventh at I-70 Motorsports Park in Odessa, Missouri, on Saturday, May 1. Scored back-to-back top-ten finishes in Outlaws starts at Attica and Sharon on May 21-22. Finished tenth during Beaver Dam Raceway start on Saturday, June 19. Hard Charged from 19th to tenth during Cedar Lake’s Independence Day Spectacular on Friday, July 2. Finished ninth in Wilmot Raceway start on Saturday, July 10. Capped Eldora visit with eighth-place run in Knight Before the Kings Royal. Finished tenth at Ransomville Speedway and Weedsport Speedway on Friday and Saturday, July 30-31. Finished ninth in Front Row Challenge at Southern Iowa Speedway on August 9. Qualified for 2021 Knoxville Nationals A-Main with fourth-place run in “Hard Knox” program on August 13. Finished 15th in 2021 Knoxville Nationals 50-lap A-Main. Finished tenth at Huset’s Speedway on Sunday, August 22. Earned three consecutive World of Outlaws top-ten finishes during starts at River Cities, I-80, and Black Hills on August 25, 27, and 29. Finished eighth at Skagit Speedway on Saturday, September 4. Finished eighth from 14th at Grays Harbor Raceway on Monday, September 6. Hard Charged with Outlaws at Keller Auto Speedway; rallied from 18th to finish eighth. 

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Dietrich finds win six during BAPS visit, scores back-to-back top-tens with All Stars

 

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (September 20, 2021) – For the sixth time this season, and for the second time at BAPS Motor Speedway, “Double-D” Danny Dietrich is a main event winner, doing so during the annual Greg Hodnett Foundation Race on Thursday evening. September 17. The $5,000 triumph was the product of row one, losing the lead initially to Kunkletown, Pennsylvania’s Ryan Smith, then claiming the point for himself on lap 12. The victory was a second consecutive at BAPS Motor Speedway.

Dietrich, driver of Gary Kauffman’s Weikert’s Livestock, Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Pace Performance, Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts, Bowhunters Superstore, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Self Made, Graver’s Garage, Racer’s New & Used Parts Warehouse, No. 48 sprint car, continued his recent weekend with back-to-back starts against Tony Stewart’s All Star Circuit of Champions, first participating in Williams Grove Speedway’s Jack Gunn Memorial on Friday, then Lincoln Speedway’s Dirt Classic VIII on Saturday.

Although not victorious, Dietrich put on a passing clinic against the traveling All Stars, capping the weekend by advancing 17 positions in two days. The Gettysburg, Pennsylvania-native advanced from 13th to fifth in the $7,000-to-win Jack Gunn Memorial, then climbed from 18th to ninth in the $20,000-to-win Dirt Classic.

“We did the best we could with the hands we were given. I think we were good enough to win all three of those races, but you have to be in a better position to capitalize,” Danny Dietrich said, who owns six victories at five different facilities thus far in 2021. “I can’t say enough about this team. My guys bust their butts and I appreciate everything they do for me. I think we have a few more wins left in the tank, so we’ll do what we can to capitalize when the Outlaws come to town in a few weeks.”

Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing will continue their 2021 campaign with another doubleheader in the Keystone State, set to visit Williams Grove Speedway and Selinsgrove Speedway on Friday and Saturday, September 24-25. 

The World of Outlaws will make their return to Pennsylvania Posse Country the following weekend, set to battle the best in PA during the annual Williams Grove Speedway National Open; the finale will award $75,000.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing would like to thank all of their current marketing partners including: Weikert’s Livestock, Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Pace Performance, Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts, Bowhunters Superstore, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Self Made, Graver’s Garage, Racer’s New & Used Parts Warehouse, East Park Automotive Inc., RV 4 Wheel Drive & Performance Automotive Inc., Bollinger Construction, Blud Lubricants. 

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Keep up with Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing during their entire campaign right here at the official online home of Fully Injected Motorsports – www.FullyInjected.com. Also, be sure to follow Danny Dietrich online at www.dannydietrich.com, as well as on all of his available social media outlets including Twitter: https://twitter.com/dannydietrich and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GKRracing/. 

Danny Dietrich/Gary Kauffman Racing apparel is now available and can be found at the track, as well as online at www.dannydietrich.com/merch 

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch the All Star Circuit of Champions online at www.floracing.com.
Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com.
Watch Lincoln Speedway and Port Royal Speedway online at www.floracing.com.
Watch Williams Grove Speedway online at www.dirtvision.com.  

STATS:

2021 Gary Kauffman Racing Statistics:
Top-5s: 36
Top-10s: 54
Wins: 6

2018 Wins: 10 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/10, 4/21, 6/30, 7/2, 7/14) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 4/8, 9/20) (Port Royal Speedway: 5/5, 7/7) (Williams Grove Speedway: 6/1)

2019 Wins: 15 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/16) (Williams Grove Speedway: 3/29) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 4/7) (Port Royal Speedway: 4/20) (Bridgeport Speedway [WoO]: 5/21) (Port Royal Speedway: 5/25) (Williams Grove Speedway: 5/31) (Weedsport Speedway [ASCoC]: 6/9) (Lincoln Speedway: 6/15) (Williams Grove Speedway: 6/21) (Orange County Fair Speedway [ASCoC]: 7/13) (Williams Grove Speedway: 7/19) (Lincoln Speedway: 8/17) (Williams Grove Speedway: 8/30) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 11/16)

2019 Championships: Williams Grove Speedway Track Championship, Central Pennsylvania Sprint Car Championship

2020 Wins: 13 (Lincoln Speedway Icebreaker – February 22) (Monarch Motor Speedway – All Stars – June 12) (Lincoln Speedway – Kevin Gobrecht Memorial – June 27) (Selinsgrove Speedway – Jan Opperman Memorial – June 28) (Williams Grove Speedway – July 31) (Lincoln Speedway – August 1) (Trail-Way Speedway – August 2) (Lincoln Speedway – Hank Gentzler Memorial- August 8) (Lincoln Speedway – August 22) (Grandview Speedway – All Stars – August 27) (Lincoln Speedway x2 – Bob Leiby Memorial – September 5) (Lincoln Speedway – Season Finale – October 17)

2020 Championships: Central Pennsylvania Sprint Car Championship 

2021 Highlights: Earned a pair of top-five finishes, highlighted with a runner-up result, during World of Outlaws and All Star Circuit of Champions competition at Volusia Speedway Park/DIRTcar Nationals. Charged from 15th to sixth at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, March 6. Scored first victory of 2021 during Lincoln Speedway start on Saturday, March 13. Rallied from 12th to fourth during Lincoln Speedway start on March 20. Jumped from 24th to ninth during a start at Williams Grove Speedway on March 26. Rallied from ninth to third during Port Royal Speedway visit on March 27. Finished second at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, April 3. Finished eighth at Bridgeport Speedway on April 6. Charged from 14th to fourth during Port Royal Speedway start on April 10. Rallied from 21st to 11th during Lincoln Speedway start, also on April 10. Finished sixth during Port Royal’s Keith Kauffman Classic on April 17. Scored back-to-back top-fives during starts at Port Royal and Selinsgrove on April 24-25. Finished fourth from tenth at Lincoln Speedway on May 1. Finished second during the Kevin Gobrecht Classic at BAPS on May 2. Finished tenth during Lincoln’s Outlaw Tune-Up on Saturday, May 8. Finished sixth during West Virginia Motor Speedway’s Mountaineer Nationals on Saturday, May 22. Finished second during the Yellow Breeches program at Williams Grove Speedway on May 21. Rallied from 17th to finish fourth in Bob Weikert Memorial at Port Royal Speedway. Finished third and seventh during stops at Williams Grove and Lincoln on Friday and Saturday, June 4-5. Capped All Star Speedweek second in championship standings. Earned Speedweek victory at Sharon Speedway on June 15. Earned All Star Speedweek top-tens at Attica Raceway Park, Fremont Speedway, Sharon Speedway, and Portsmouth Raceway Park. Capped 2021 PA Sprint Speedweek campaign with seven top-fives in eight contested events; earned 2021 PA Sprint Speedweek championship. Charged from 13th to fourth in 13th Annual Lou Blaney Memorial at Sharon Speedway on Saturday, July 10. Finished second in 38th Annual Kings Royal main event and finished tenth in 37th Annual Kings Royal main event; each $175,000-to-win. Victorious in Selinsgrove Speedway’s 75th Anniversary event on July 20. Finished third at Williams Grove Speedway on July 30. Finished sixth and third in Port Royal Speedway Dream Race starts on July 31. Finished eighth with Outlaws in Ironman 55 at I-55 Raceway in Pevely, Missouri. Qualified for 2021 Knoxville Nationals A-Main; locked in through qualifying effort on Wednesday. Finished 24th in Knoxville Nationals A-Main. Finished sixth at Williams Grove Speedway on August 20. Finished fourth at Lincoln Speedway on August 21. Earned fourth victory of the season during BAPS’ Johnny Mackison Clash on August 29; the All Star win paid $5,000. Finished third in Selinsgrove Speedway’s Jack Gunn Memorial on August 28. Earned fifth win of 2021 during Port Royal’s Labor Day Classic on September 6. Finished second at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, September 3. Finished 14th in Port Royal’s Tuscarora 50 on September 11. Won Greg Hodnett Foundation race at BAPS Motor Speedway on Thursday, September 16. Earned back-to-back top-tens (fith, ninth) during All Star visits to Williams Grove Speedway and Lincoln Speedway on September 17-18.

2021 Wins: 6 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/13) (Sharon Speedway | All Stars: 6/15) (Selinsgrove Speedway | 75th Anniversary Race: 7/20) (BAPS Motor Speedway | All Stars: 8/29) (Port Royal Speedway | Labor Day Classic: 9/6) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 9/16)

2021 Championships: Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek

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