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- One hundred nineteen cars checked into the pits at I-35 Speedway for Seeburg Mufflers
One hundred nineteen cars checked into the pits at I-35 Speedway for Seeburg Mufflers night as track owner Mike Johnson once again gave drivers a great racing surface that provided racers 3, 4 and sometimes 5 lanes of racing. The E-Mods once again started out the night and what has become the norm, Casey Burnett lead the way for most of the race, but tonight Aaron Jones would not be denied as he slipped under Burnett with two laps remaining to pick up his first career feature win. Burnett held on for second. After breaking in his heat race, Chris Dishong started in 22nd and raced his way up to third. Kevin Rash came in fourth and Blake Hayes fifth. Coming into the night, the Pure Stocks have produced seven different winners in the first seven races. After tonight, that number moves to eight winners in eight races as Leroy Morrison won for the first time this season at I-35 Speedway. Morrison had many different challenges, including second place finisher Ava Dixon. Josh Marshall raced his way up from ninth to finish third, followed by Mike Miller and Brandon Dixon. In the Midwest Limited Late Models Shayne Bailey continues his winning ways as he picks up his sixth feature win of the season. Bailey was challenged early by Ed Noll who finished second. Third went to Austin Johnson, fourth to Paul Glendenning and fifth to Michael Dotson. In the biggest class of the night, the USRA B-Mods again went caution free with Shadren Turner picking up his fourth feature win of the season. Mike Striegel made his first trip to I-35 Speedway this year a successful one as he finished in second. Tyler Kidwell would finish in the third spot, followed by Reece Solander and Jake Richards. In USRA Stock Car action, Jeff Dixon would race his way around the outside of Doug Keller to pick up his first feature win of the season. Doug Keller would settle into the second spot, followed by Waylon Dimmitt in third, Darren Phillips in fourth and Kameron Hanes in fifth. In the USRA Modifieds, Dustin Hodges would pick up his first feature win at I-35 Speedway as he moved around Tyler Hibner a few laps into the feature. Steven Bowers Jr would race his way up to a second-place finish. Todd Shute took home a third place finish on his birthday. Tyler Hibner and Dillon McCowan would finish fourth and fifth. To finish off the night, David Miller would pick up his third feature win of the season in Sport Compacts. It would not come easy though, as he had numerous challenges from second place Brad Mick, third place John Willard, fourth place Isaiah Penton and fifth place Harold Robb Sr. Congratulations to Kathy Reed for winning the Fan on the Week, sponsored by Robb Racing, Fat Cat Motorsports, Shadren Turner/Whitt Racing, S&S Racing and Chad Allen Racing. Join us next week for Dixon Construction Concrete Night as Little Buddies Power Wheels make their return to I-35 Speedway. Media Results for 5/21/2022 at I-35 Speedway - Winston, MO USRA Modifieds 18 Entries A Feature 1 | 00:21:01.855 1. 22H-Dustin Hodges; 2. 77-Steven Bowers Jr; 3. 20JR-Todd Shute; 4. 89-Tyler Hibner; 5. 8-Dillon McCowan; 6. 14-Kameron Grindstaff; 7. 97-Houston Johnson; 8. 99H-Lee Hibner; 9. 00S-Chris Spalding; 10. 3J-Lewis Jackson; 11. 40-Jessie Willard; 12. 10-Dylan Hoover; 13. 92-Tyler Grooms; 14. 0-Tony Layne; 15. 31- David Coates; 16. 11-Darren Shaw; 17. 98-Austin Johnson; 18. 07-Daniel Harris Heat 1 | 00:03:40.390 1. 00S-Chris Spalding; 2. 07-Daniel Harris; 3. 20JR-Todd Shute; 4. 8-Dillon McCowan; 5. 97-Houston Johnson; 6. 11-Darren Shaw; 7. 10-Dylan Hoover; 8. 0-Tony Layne; 9. 31-David Coates Heat 2 | 00:05:04.332 1. 89-Tyler Hibner; 2. 22H-Dustin Hodges; 3. 3J-Lewis Jackson; 4. 77-Steven Bowers Jr; 5. 98-Austin Johnson; 6. 92-Tyler Grooms; 7. 14-Kameron Grindstaff; 8. 40-Jessie Willard; 9. 99H-Lee Hibner Powered by MyRacePass 5/21/2022 11:14PM CST Media Results for 5/21/2022 at I-35 Speedway - Winston, MO USRA B-Mods 28 Entries A Feature 1 | 00:07:21.557 1. 56-Shadren Turner; 2. 17-Mike Striegel; 3. 54-Tyler Kidwell; 4. 5-Reece Solander; 5. 7J-Jake Richards; 6. 6T-Michael Taylor III; 7. 7B-Terry Schultz; 8. 28K-Krew Walburn; 9. 15P-Colin Pierce; 10. 251M-Mike Ryun; 11. 69ER-Tyler Cadwallader; 12. 17C-Henry Chambers; 13. 23B-Casey Burnett; 14. 81-Jeff Jackson; 15. 0-Dakota Girard; 16. 59-Jamie Aleshire; 17. 12-Parker Smith; 18. 15-Corey Myers; 19. 94- Jared Hillyard; 20. 8S-Jon Sheets B Feature 1 | 00:07:15.433 1. 15P-Colin Pierce; 2. 28K-Krew Walburn; 3. 0-Dakota Girard; 4. 81-Jeff Jackson; 5. 98-Christopher Watts; 6. 47L-Jason Withrow; 7. 24L-Dakota Lowe; 8. 28-Preston Dawson; 9. 59K-Scott Kunze; 10. 16-Bobby Penney; 11. (DNS) 00-Kyler Girard; 12. (DNS) 7G-Gabriel Hodges Heat 1 | 00:06:20.572 1. 17-Mike Striegel; 2. 12-Parker Smith; 3. 15-Corey Myers; 4. 59-Jamie Aleshire; 5. 7G-Gabriel Hodges; 6. 98- Christopher Watts; 7. (DNS) 59K-Scott Kunze Heat 2 | 00:02:25.667 1. 7J-Jake Richards; 2. 17C-Henry Chambers; 3. 251M-Mike Ryun; 4. 7B-Terry Schultz; 5. 15P-Colin Pierce; 6. 24L-Dakota Lowe; 7. 47L-Jason Withrow Heat 3 | 00:05:57.409 1. 8S-Jon Sheets; 2. 54-Tyler Kidwell; 3. 6T-Michael Taylor III; 4. 94-Jared Hillyard; 5. 81-Jeff Jackson; 6. 28- Preston Dawson; 7. 00-Kyler Girard Heat 4 | 00:04:27.383 1. 56-Shadren Turner; 2. 5-Reece Solander; 3. 69ER-Tyler Cadwallader; 4. 23B-Casey Burnett; 5. 28K-Krew Walburn; 6. 16-Bobby Penney; 7. 0-Dakota Girard Powered by MyRacePass 5/21/2022 11:14PM CST Media Results for 5/21/2022 at I-35 Speedway - Winston, MO USRA Stock Cars 14 Entries A Feature 1 | 00:23:50.190 1. 88-Jeff Dixon; 2. 7-Doug Keller; 3. 11-Waylon Dimmitt; 4. 21P-Darren Phillips; 5. 9-Kameron Hanes; 6. X9- Brad Whitney; 7. 0F-Mason Beck; 8. 9H-Nic Hanes; 9. 94K-Chester Kaufman; 10. 421-Karla Lampe; 11. 27HBrandon Hoover; 12. 20-Kristchon Hisel; 13. 7J-Scott Johnson; 14. (DNS) 24W-Craig Wright Heat 1 | 00:02:23.892 1. 9-Kameron Hanes; 2. 7-Doug Keller; 3. 9H-Nic Hanes; 4. 11-Waylon Dimmitt; 5. X9-Brad Whitney; 6. 7J-Scott Johnson; 7. (DNS) 24W-Craig Wright Heat 2 | 00:02:24.290 1. 88-Jeff Dixon; 2. 0F-Mason Beck; 3. 21P-Darren Phillips; 4. 421-Karla Lampe; 5. 27H-Brandon Hoover; 6. 20-Kristchon Hisel; 7. 94K-Chester Kaufman Powered by MyRacePass 5/21/2022 11:14PM CST Media Results for 5/21/2022 at I-35 Speedway - Winston, MO Pure Stock 13 Entries A Feature 1 | 00:10:23.035 1. 50-Leroy Morrison; 2. 3A-Ava Dixon; 3. C7-Josh Marshall; 4. M4-Mike Miller; 5. 3-Brandon Dixon; 6. 79- James Johnson; 7. 27-Jakub Hisel; 8. 77-Johnnie Price; 9. 48A-Conner Vest; 10. 31T-Timothy Price; 11. 26- Blake Peeler; 12. 10K-Jeffrey Arbuckle; 13. (DNS) 17RJ-Ryan Hinkle Heat 1 | 00:11:15.442 1. 50-Leroy Morrison; 2. 77-Johnnie Price; 3. 3A-Ava Dixon; 4. M4-Mike Miller; 5. C7-Josh Marshall; 6. 17RJRyan Hinkle; 7. 3-Brandon Dixon Heat 2 | 00:02:39.872 1. 26-Blake Peeler; 2. 79-James Johnson; 3. 27-Jakub Hisel; 4. 48A-Conner Vest; 5. 31T-Timothy Price; 6. 10K-Jeffrey Arbuckle Powered by MyRacePass 5/21/2022 11:14PM CST Media Results for 5/21/2022 at I-35 Speedway - Winston, MO Midwest Limited Late Models 9 Entries A Feature 1 | 00:14:12.634 1. 7-Shayne Bailey; 2. 15-Ed Noll; 3. 98-Austin Johnson; 4. 33-Paul Glendenning; 5. 55D-Michael Dotson; 6. 9- Brad Dibben; 7. 09-Shaunie Lanning; 8. 5T-Michael Trulson; 9. (DNS) 97-Houston Johnson Heat 1 | 00:03:22.254 1. 55D-Michael Dotson; 2. 15-Ed Noll; 3. 9-Brad Dibben; 4. 33-Paul Glendenning; 5. 97-Houston Johnson Heat 2 | 00:03:33.107 1. 7-Shayne Bailey; 2. 98-Austin Johnson; 3. 09-Shaunie Lanning; 4. 5T-Michael Trulson Powered by MyRacePass 5/21/2022 11:14PM CST Media Results for 5/21/2022 at I-35 Speedway - Winston, MO Economy Mods 23 Entries A Feature 1 | 00:19:30.083 1. 68-Aaron Jones; 2. 23B-Casey Burnett; 3. 54L-Chris Dishong; 4. 07R-Kevin Rash; 5. 14H-Blake Hayes; 6. 11M-Lane Mathews; 7. 2W-Lauren Waterbury; 8. 12-Andrew Thomas; 9. 70-David Willey; 10. 72-Conrad Kaufman; 11. 56R-Kenny Reed; 12. 39M-Michael Silkwood; 13. 31-Jeremy Pittsenbarger; 14. 12JR-Jory Stots; 15. 08-Nathan Hampton; 16. 08P-Peyton Baker; 17. 21C-Ryan Thurman; 18. 95A-Chad Allen; 19. 33D-Adam Dunwoodie; 20. 19-Derrick Mahoney; 21. 59R-Logan Rash; 22. 79-Levi Rainey; 23. 01B-Brett Holman Heat 1 | 00:02:30.530 1. 56R-Kenny Reed; 2. 72-Conrad Kaufman; 3. 19-Derrick Mahoney; 4. 12-Andrew Thomas; 5. 31-Jeremy Pittsenbarger; 6. 14H-Blake Hayes; 7. 39M-Michael Silkwood; 8. 54L-Chris Dishong Heat 2 | 00:03:52.949 1. 23B-Casey Burnett; 2. 33D-Adam Dunwoodie; 3. 68-Aaron Jones; 4. 59R-Logan Rash; 5. 08P-Peyton Baker; 6. 70-David Willey; 7. 12JR-Jory Stots; 8. 79-Levi Rainey Heat 3 | 00:02:26.745 1. 07R-Kevin Rash; 2. 11M-Lane Mathews; 3. 08-Nathan Hampton; 4. 95A-Chad Allen; 5. 2W-Lauren Waterbury; 6. 01B-Brett Holman; 7. 21C-Ryan Thurman Powered by MyRacePass 5/21/2022 11:14PM CST Media Results for 5/21/2022 at I-35 Speedway - Winston, MO Sport Compact 14 Entries A Feature 1 1. 55-David Miller; 2. 15-Brad Mick; 3. 1/2-John Willard; 4. 8P-Isaiah Penton; 5. 22L-Harold Robb Sr; 6. 43- James Barr; 7. 76B-Jonnathon Hartman; 8. 84M-David Robb; 9. 98-Laura Davis; 10. 3XW-Jeromy Robb; 11. X4-Chris Cline; 12. 97-Baylee Fish; 13. 007T-Harold Robb Jr; 14. (DNS) 47CR-Rosie Robb Heat 1 1. 8P-Isaiah Penton; 2. 1/2-John Willard; 3. 007T-Harold Robb Jr; 4. 43-James Barr; 5. 84M-David Robb; 6. 97- Baylee Fish; 7. X4-Chris Cline Heat 2 1. 55-David Miller; 2. 15-Brad Mick; 3. 22L-Harold Robb Sr; 4. 76B-Jonnathon Hartman; 5. 98-Laura Davis; 6. 47CR-Rosie Robb; 7. 3XW-Jeromy Robb
- TRIFECTA: SCELZI DOMINATES PETALUMA FOR THIRD STRAIGHT NARC WIN
(5/21/2022 - Alex Nieten) Petaluma, CA... It's been quite the eight-day stretch for Dominic Scelzi. Last weekend, the reigning NARC Fujitsu General Sprint Car champion swept the NARC portion of the Peter Murphy Classic, becoming the first driver the win the finale twice in the process. And Saturday night at Petaluma Speedway's Salute to First Responders, Scelzi led all 30 circuits en route to his third straight series victory. With his third consecutive triumph, he became the first person to accomplish the feat since Kyle Hirst in 2016. The win was the 18th of his career, and Petaluma Speedway became the 10th different track he's won at in NARC competition. As if that list of milestones wasn't enough, Scelzi again extended his point lead as his title defense continues. After the checkered flew, Scelzi continued to heap praise on his crew for his success. "What can I saw about these guys?" Scelzi said of his crew. "That's three in a row. Jimmy (Carr) has this thing on kill mode. This is not my cup of tea when we've got to get up on the gas like this, and we were really good tonight." After winning the Sunnyvalley Bacon Trophy Dash, Scelzi earned the pole for the Fujitsu General Feature, lining up next to second-starting Willie Croft. With the way the Petaluma adobe clay surface was hooked up, Scelzi made potentially the winning move on the opening lap by rocketing by Croft out of turn two to take the initial lead. "I knew the start was going to be key," Scelzi said. "This place is known for getting wetter and wetter as the night goes and it did that tonight." Scelzi quickly opened a big lead in the early going in his Red Rose Transportation/Whipple Superchargers No. 41 as Croft settled into second and Chase Johnson faced a challenge from Justin Sanders for third. The leaders entered traffic before 10 laps were complete, and just as things were tightening as they navigated slower cars, the race's first caution flew. Tim Kaeding, who was running inside the top-10, had trouble with a slower car and contact between the them sent Kaeding into Ryan Robinson, ending TK's night and hampering Robinson's. On the ensuing restart Scelzi again jumped out to a strong advantage. Croft and Johnson continued to pursue as heavy traffic again became a factor with just 10 circuits remaining. However, another caution for John Clark and Billy Aton colliding in turn two with nine laps to go temporarily eliminated the threat of traffic. As the laps dwindled after the next restart, lap traffic presented Croft with one final opportunity. Scelzi struggled to get by Geoffrey Strole, swinging wide out of turn four and scraping momentum. Croft dove to his inside down the front stretch, but Scelzi hammered the top in turns one and two, clearing Croft and Strole and ultimately cruising to victory. "I feel like Andy Forsberg right now," Scelzi said with a laugh after the race. "It was juiced up and bouncy and all over the place." Croft held on to bring his Holey Smokes BBQ/Amerikote Powdercoating No. 29 home in the runner-up spot, his first podium of the year and third top-10 as he continues to chase his first series title. "First off I'd like to thank my crew, Billy and my son, Cole," Croft said. "Some of my guys couldn't make it this weekend, so luckily Billy jumped in the truck and really helped us out... Things just didn't quite go my way. I thought they were in traffic there then I just ran out of laps. The track was technical. It had slick and wet. It had moisture and a curb. It was pretty entertaining." The third-place spot was filled by the hometown hero, Chase Johnson in his Price-Simms/Toyota No. 24. It was his first NARC podium since July of 2019. Johnson was proud to have made some strides with his family-owned machine in front of his home fans. "It was a good night tonight," Johnson said. "Sure would've liked to be two spots better, but third with how our year's been going so far with the 24 car is a good improvement. We've been struggling getting a handle on it, but we kind of got a little bit more of a handle on it now." Completing the top-10 was Justin Sanders, Mitchell Faccinto, Shane Golobic, Bud Kaeding, Joel Myers Jr., Landon Brooks (first series top-10), and Ryan Robinson. FUJITSU GENERAL USA FEATURE (30 laps): 1. Dominic Scelzi 41 2. Willie Croft 29 3. Chase Johnson 24 4. Justin Sanders 2X 5. Mitchell Faccinto 21 6. Shane Golobic 17W 7. Bud Kaeding 69 8. Joel Myers Jr. 83V 9. Landon Brooks 5V 10. Ryan Robinson 56 11. Max Mittry 2XM 12. John Clark 12J 13. Billy Aton 26 14. Geoffrey Strole 09S 15. Tim Kaeding 42X 16. Angelique Bell 551 17. Adam Kaeding 3M HOOSIER TIRE LAP LEADERS: Scelzi 1-30 SWIFT METAL FINISHING HARDCHARGER: Shane Golobic 12th to 6th ARP FAST QUALIFIER (17 Cars): Tim Kaeding 12.433 BROWN AND MILLER RACING SOLUTIONS HEAT ONE (8 laps): Johnson, Croft, Kaeding, Mittry, Clark, Bell KIMO's TROPICAL CAR WASH HEAT TWO (8 laps): B. Kaeding, Sanders, Scelzi, Myers Jr. Strole, A. Kaeding DIRT.TRAVEL CLUB HEAT THREE (8 laps): Faccinto, Golobic, Robinson, Aton, Brooks SUNNYVALLEY "POWERED BY BACON" TROPHY DASH (6 laps): Scelzi, Croft, Johnson, Kaeding, Sanders, Faccinto
- The North Pole Nightmare leads all 30 for All Star / IRA victory at Plymouth Dirt Track
PLYMOUTH, Wis. (May 21, 2022) - Bill Balog certainly knows his way around Plymouth Dirt Track at Sheboygan County Fairgrounds, and for the second time in as many tries, the "North Pole Nightmare" is a Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 and IRA Outlaw Sprint Series main event winner at the Plymouth, Wisconsin, bullring, this time leading all 30 circuits from the front row for a $6,000 payday. The victory, capping what was basically a perfect evening for Balog with heat race and dash victories padding his preliminary effort, bumped his All Star career win total to three, two of which at Plymouth Dirt Track. Gibson, Wisconsin's Danny Schlafer, a regular contender with the Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint Series, finished second on Saturday night at Plymouth, followed by Scotty Thiel, Parker Price-Miller, and Kyle Reinhardt. "It feels really good to get a win in front of these Wisconsin fans, as well as get a win for all of our great partners. They are the reason we get to do this and it feels good to be standing up here for them," Bill Balog said, a ten-time IRA champion and driver of the Anderson's Pure Maple Syrup/Wayne Corini CPA/No. 17B sprint car. "I wish we had the opportunity to race in Wisconsin a little more often." Starting from the pole position via dash victory, Balog's campaign at the front of the field was relatively unchallenged, outdueling not only the competitors who were battling behind him, but simultaneously conquering waves of lapped traffic, all while maintaining control on a quick and narrow racing surface. A caution on lap ten would help alleviate an early run in with slower cars, but a long stretch of green from that point forward would eventually lead to additional roadblocks. A big move on lap 17 that allowed Balog to clear two lappers at once all but sealed the deal for the North Pole Nightmare. "We were so good here tonight. I wish we could translate our speed here to other short tracks that we visit throughout the season," Balog continued. "I was so focused on hitting my marks, especially in traffic. I wanted to make sure I was exiting every corner on the top of the race track. That allowed me to carry my momentum through the straights and use that momentum to pick off lapped cars. Regardless, we got it done and I'm proud of everyone involved. Hopefully we can repeat tomorrow at Angell Park." The All Star Circuit of Champions and IRA Outlaw Sprint Series will conclude their three-race turned two-race sweep through the southern half of The Badger State with a stop at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, on Sunday, May 22. Matching Wilmot and Plymouth, Sunday's weekend cap will award $6,000. 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: Plymouth Dirt Track | May 21, 2022: Event: All Star vs. IRA Outlaw Sprint Series Kistler Racing Products Pill Draw | Entries: 36 Nunzi's Advertising Hot Laps: Justin Peck | 11.144 Dixie Vodka Fast Qualifier: Parker Price-Miller | 10.895 Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #1 Winner: Cap Henry Competition Suspension Inc Heat #2 Winner: Danny Schlafer All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #3 Winner: Tyler Courtney Mobil 1 Heat #4 Winner: Bill Balog Elliott's Custom Trailers and Carts Dash Winner: Bill Balog Classic Ink USA B-Main Winner: Justin Peck Rayce Rudeen Foundation First Non-Transfer: Steve Meyer Tezos A-Main Winner: Bill Balog Hercules Tires A-Main Hard Charger: Justin Peck (+13) Carquest Perseverance Award: Russ Borland Qualifying Group (A) 73-Scotty Thiel, 10.941; 2. 3N-Jake Neuman, 11.162; 3. 4-Cap Henry, 11.238; 4. 26-Cory Eliason, 11.295; 5. 14-Sean Rayhall, 11.536; 6. 4K-Kris Spitz, 11.584; 7. 43-Jereme Schroeder, 11.729; 8. 4B-Scott Biertzer, 11.747; 9. 24-Scott Conger, 11.993 Group (B) 11-Parker Price Miller, 10.895; 2. 10-Zeb Wise, 10.960; 3. 25-Danny Schlafer, 11.163; 4. 7-Scott Bogucki, 11.258; 5. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg, 11.272; 6. 85M-Steve Meyer, 11.318; 7. 21-Carson Short, 11.368; 8. 29-Hunter Custer, 11.490; 9. 19CW-Ion Stear, 11.993 Group (C) 65-Jordan Goldesberry, 11.332; 2. 9KK-Kyle Schuett, 11.348; 3. 7BC-Tyler Courtney, 11.360; 4. 28-Brandon Spithaler, 11.360; 5. 39-Jake Blackhurst, 11.367; 6. 2W-Scotty Neitzel, 11.381; 7. 9K-Kevin Thomas Jr., 11.404; 8. 87A-Austin Hartmann, 11.560; 9. 68-Dave Uttech, 11.565 Group (D) 13-Justin Peck, 11.108; 2. 17B-Bill Balog, 11.199; 3. 91-Kyle Reinhardt, 11.277; 4. 14M-Jack Rouston, 11.360; 5. 5J-Jeremy Schultz, 11.383; 6. 26T-Tyler Tischendorf, 11.475; 7. 19-Chris Windom, 11.483; 8. 79-Blake Nimee, 11.561; 9. 23-Russel Borland, 11.574 Heat 1 (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 4-Cap Henry ; 2. 3N-Jake Neuman ; 3. 26-Cory Eliason ; 4. 73-Scotty Thiel ; 5. 14-Sean Rayhall ; 6. 4B-Scott Biertzer ; 7. 43-Jereme Schroeder ; 8. 24-Scott Conger ; 9. 4K-Kris Spitz  Heat 2 (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 25-Danny Schlafer ; 2. 10-Zeb Wise ; 3. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg ; 4. 11-Parker Price Miller ; 5. 21-Carson Short ; 6. 85M-Steve Meyer ; 7. 7-Scott Bogucki ; 8. 29-Hunter Custer ; 9. 19CW-Ion Stear  Heat 3 (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 7BC-Tyler Courtney ; 2. 9KK-Kyle Schuett ; 3. 28-Brandon Spithaler ; 4. 9K-Kevin Thomas Jr. ; 5. 65-Jordan Goldesberry ; 6. 2W-Scotty Neitzel ; 7. 39-Jake Blackhurst ; 8. 68-Dave Uttech ; 9. 87A-Austin Hartmann  Heat 4 (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 17B-Bill Balog ; 2. 91-Kyle Reinhardt ; 3. 79-Blake Nimee ; 4. 19-Chris Windom ; 5. 23-Russel Borland ; 6. 13-Justin Peck ; 7. 14M-Jack Rouston ; 8. 5J-Jeremy Schultz ; 9. 26T-Tyler Tischendorf  Dash (6 Laps) 17B-Bill Balog ; 2. 25-Danny Schlafer ; 3. 73-Scotty Thiel ; 4. 11-Parker Price Miller ; 5. 4-Cap Henry ; 6. 65-Jordan Goldesberry ; 7. 91-Kyle Reinhardt ; 8. 7BC-Tyler Courtney  B-main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 13-Justin Peck ; 2. 39-Jake Blackhurst ; 3. 7-Scott Bogucki ; 4. 2W-Scotty Neitzel ; 5. 85M-Steve Meyer ; 6. 5J-Jeremy Schultz ; 7. 68-Dave Uttech ; 8. 4B-Scott Biertzer ; 9. 14M-Jack Rouston ; 10. 43-Jereme Schroeder ; 11. 29-Hunter Custer ; 12. 4K-Kris Spitz ; 13. 24-Scott Conger ; 14. 87A-Austin Hartmann ; 15. 26T-Tyler Tischendorf  A-main (30 Laps) 17B-Bill Balog ; 2. 25-Danny Schlafer ; 3. 73-Scotty Thiel ; 4. 11-Parker Price Miller ; 5. 91-Kyle Reinhardt ; 6. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg ; 7. 10-Zeb Wise ; 8. 13-Justin Peck ; 9. 26-Cory Eliason ; 10. 7BC-Tyler Courtney ; 11. 4-Cap Henry ; 12. 9K-Kevin Thomas Jr. ; 13. 21-Carson Short ; 14. 65-Jordan Goldesberry ; 15. 79-Blake Nimee ; 16. 39-Jake Blackhurst ; 17. 3N-Jake Neuman ; 18. 7-Scott Bogucki ; 19. 19-Chris Windom ; 20. 23-Russel Borland ; 21. 9KK-Kyle Schuett ; 22. 14-Sean Rayhall ; 23. 2W-Scotty Neitzel ; 24. 28-Brandon Spithaler  Lap Leaders: Bill Balog (1-30) 2022 All Star Circuit of Champions Winners: East Bay Raceway Park, FL (February 14): Tyler Courtney East Bay Raceway Park, FL (February 15): Cory Eliason Attica Raceway Park, OH (April 15): Tyler Courtney (2) Attica Raceway Park, OH (April 16): Tyler Courtney (3) Bloomsburg, PA (April 21): Anthony Macri Williams Grove, PA (April 22): Brent Marks Port Royal, PA (April 23): Anthony Macri (2) Lernerville, PA (April 29): Hunter Schuerenberg Sharon, OH (April 30): Cap Henry I-96 Speedway, MI (May 13): Justin Peck Wayne County, OH (May 14): Hunter Schuerenberg (2) Waynesfield, OH (May 15): Justin Peck (2) Plymouth, WI (May 21): Bill Balog 2022 All Star Dixie Fast Timers: East Bay Raceway Park, FL (February 14): Alex Bowman | 12.932 East Bay Raceway Park, FL (February 15): Danny Dietrich | 12.747 Attica Raceway Park, OH (April 15): Brady Bacon | 13.239 Attica Raceway Park, OH (April 16): Cole Macedo | 13.961 Bloomsburg, PA (April 21): Parker Price-Miller | 13.249 Williams Grove, PA (April 22): Anthony Macri | 16.902 Port Royal, PA (April 23): Mike Wagner | 15.416 Lernerville, PA (April 29): Logan Wagner | 13.373 Sharon, OH (April 30): Tyler Courtney | 14.683 I-96 Speedway, MI (May 13): Hunter Schuerenberg | 13.377 Wayne County, OH (May 14): Zeb Wise | 14.625 Waynesfield, OH (May 15): Scott Bogucki | 10.040 Plymouth, WI (May 21): Parker Price-Miller | 10.895 2022 All Star Hercules Hard Chargers: East Bay Raceway Park, FL (February 14): Terry McCarl (+12) East Bay Raceway Park, FL (February 15): Tanner Thorson (+14) Attica Raceway Park, OH (April 15): Bill Balog (+16) Attica Raceway Park, OH (April 16): Greg Wilson (+13) Bloomsburg, PA (April 21): Dominic Scelzi (+8) Williams Grove, PA (April 22): Lucas Wolfe (+12) Port Royal, PA (April 23): Danny Dietrich (+14) Lernerville, PA (April 29): Logan Wagner (+16) Sharon, OH (April 30): Kevin Thomas Jr. (+10) I-96 Speedway, MI (May 13): Scott Bogucki (+11) Wayne County, OH (May 14): Tyler Courtney (+11) Waynesfield, OH (May 15): Cole Duncan (+16) Plymouth, WI (May 21): Justin Peck (+13) 2022 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings (as of May 21): Tyler Courtney - 1634 Parker Price-Miller - 1586 Justin Peck - 1582 Hunter Schuerenberg - 1552 Cap Henry - 1528 Bill Balog - 1520 Zeb Wise - 1518 Cory Eliason - 1478 Kyle Reinhardt - 1418 Chris Windom - 1346 About Tezos Tezos is smart money, redefining what it means to hold and exchange value in a digitally connected world. 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- Chad Homan and Jim Harbison Outrun the Rain at Genesee
Rich Vleck, BATAVIA, NY, (May 21, 2022)- With thunder and lightning surrounding the Genesee County Fairgrounds, six classes of competition were able to execute a full show in under 2.5 hours; when the final checkered flag fell, the skies opened up as a thunderstorm soon soaked the Genesee Speedway as the race winners packed their cars up in the pits after visiting victory lane. The Late Models ran the final feature of the night and with the rain closing in, it was a question if the 25-lap feature would even be run to its conclusion. Just before the halfway point of the event a caution flag came out for Jimmy Johnson and Jon Rivers coming together. That yellow flag would bunch up the field and allow Chad Homan to start alongside race leader Bill Holmes for a double-file restart as the race was not yet to halfway. On the ensuing restart, Homan found bite on the bottom and took the lead as they came to the cross flags and soon-there-after another caution flag. Over the second half of the race Homan was untouchable and would run off to the victory in his first appearance at Genesee this year. "I wasn't sure the bottom line was going to work because I had seen some rubber up on the top, but starting sixth I had to try something," said Homan in Victory Lane. "We came here just to tune up for the RUSH (Late Model Tour) race next week and got a win!" While it was his first trip to Batavia in 2022, it was Homan's 7th win in eight tries this year. As he was driving away, Brady Wonderling was able to drive up to second after starting in eighth. Bill Holmes would hold off Doug Ricotta for third while Jimmy Johnson rallied from the back to round out the top five. Through the first three Sportsman races of the season, Phil Vigneri III, Jim Harbison and Cameron Tuttle had each picked up a feature win; on Saturday night that trio battled it out to see which of them would collect their second. In the end it was Jim Harbison keeping Tuttle at bay to capture the win. Harbison, of Ransomville, took the lead at the start of the race from the outside pole from Dave Conant while Tuttle used the bottom to move up to second a few laps later. After what would be the race's only caution on lap five, Harbison chose the outside for the restart. The driver of the No. 18w would use the high groove in turns one and two to pull back in front then crossed down to the bottom in the third and fourth corners to reestablish his advantage and would never relinquish it from there. "(Multi-time track champion) Kyle Inman used to tell me that you race on the bottom, but you restart on the top here, so that's what I did," said Harbison in Victory Lane. As good as Harbison's lap six restart was, Tuttle, along with Vigneri were able to reel in the leader in the closing laps; and with lapped traffic in front of the group, Harbison had to choose wisely to hang on to the lead. With two laps to go he got out of the top groove and went underneath a lapped car which would prove to be the winning move as he would capture the checkered flag over Tuttle and Vigneri close behind. Dave Conant and Kyle Richner would complete the top five. To open the 2022 season, defending Street Stock Champion Bill Taylor had finished all three features in the runner-up spot; on Saturday Night, despite getting caught up in two heavy crashes, he was able to keep his car on the track and found his way up to the front to capture his first win of the year. Taylor, of Arcade, was caught up in a lap two incident where he got spun in turn two and was t-boned by Jesse Qutermous, the driver he shared the division championship with in 2020. Qutermous was unable to continue, while Taylor rejoined at the back. On lap five, Sherman Gage spun in turn two and Taylor knocked off the entire rear deck of the No. 21s. Gage was unable to continue, while Taylor kept his No. 1 in the event. On the ensuing restart, Taylor was back up to third and on the charge to the front. Just after halfway, he was able to run down Mike Kelly and pass him to take the lead. There was no challenging the point leader over the second half of the race as he went on to get the win. Kelly would finish in second, his best career feature result. Jacob Vick's third place result was also a career-best effort. Dale Rissinger and Ron Mogavero rounded out the top five. The crowd was on their feet for most of the Mini Stock Feature as Olivia Coniber held off the top two in points to score her first career feature win in the division. Coniber, of Corfu, had Bill Weller Jr, last week's winner applying pressure to her bumper down the stretch but could not find a way by the No. 004. On the final lap, Weller dove down to the bottom coming off the fourth corner and tried to out drag race the leader, coming up just .051 seconds short, a matter of one foot at the line. James Gayton would finish in third while Eric Brumsted and Robert Knapp II rounded out the top five. Greenley George captured her first Novice Sportsman win at Genesee leading wire-to-wire to claim the checkered flag. George took the lead from Casey Jonathan on the opening circuit then held off Allison Dewitt down the stretch, who had won the first three events of the year. Dewitt would settle for second while Bailey Logsdon rounded out the podium. The Bandits ran the first feature of the night and had easily the wildest finish of the night. Jaeden Tarr started on the pole, however it was not until the final corner that he took over the lead, but that was still good enough to capture his first career win. Tyler Foster led the opening lap but had an issue on the second circuit which allowed Jonathan Logsdon to take over the lead. Logsdon would lead as the field received the white flag with Tyler Foster chasing him back down but in turns 3 and 4 Foster got in to the leader and the duo pushed over the banking, allowing the No. 88 of Tarr to slip on by. Behind Tarr at the lead would be Morgan Coniber for second and Nicholas Lipome, who rounded out the top three. Genesee Speedway Results: 5/21/2022- Cornerstone Eye Associates RUSH Late Model Feature (25 Laps)- CHAD HOMAN, Brady Wonderling, Bill Holmes, Doug Ricotta, Jimmy Johnson, Jeremy Wonderling, David Pangrazio, Jon Rivers, JJ Mazur, Dave DuBois, David Stolzenberg, Paul Grigsby. Lap Leaders- Holmes 1-12, Homan 13-25. Heat Winners- Rivers, Johnson. Stirling Lubricants DIRTcar Sportsman Feature (25 Laps)- JIM HARBISON, Cam Tuttle, Phil Vigneri III, Dave Conant, Kyle Richner, Ray Bliss, Noah Walker, Brandon Michaud, Ryan Barrett, Larry Vick, Jacob Bansmer, Dan Kolb, Jessica Kriegisch, Tyler Guzzardi, Byron Dewitt. Lap Leader- Harbison 1-25. Heat Winners- Harbison, Walker. Yasses Trucking and Construction Street Stock Feature (20 Laps)- BILL TAYLOR, Mike Kelly, Jacob Vick, Dale Rissinger, Ron Mogavero, Marcus Springer, Rich Conte, Sherman Gage, Shawn Hazlett, Dan Schulz, Jesse Qutermous, Zach Walsh, Byron Dewitt, Kenny Begnouche (DNS), Jon Almelcindor (DNS). Lap Leaders- Kelly 1-10, Taylor 11-20. Heat Winners- Gage, Rissinger. The Detail Shop Mini Stock Feature (15 Laps)- OLIVIA CONIBER, Bill Weller Jr., James Gayton, Eric Brumsted, Robert Knapp II, Dante Mancuso, Jessica Schleede, Cody Wise, Aric Schosek, Travis Hayes, Josh Schosek, Thomas Knapp, Alexis Traxler, Ashley Mackey. Lap Leaders- Coniber 1-15. Heat Winners- Weller, Coniber. Novice Sportsman Feature (15 Laps)- GREENLEY GEORGE, Allison Dewitt, Bailey Logsdon, John Livingston Jr., Casey Jonathan, Dillon Adamczak. Lap Leaders- George 1-15. Heat Winner- Jonathan. DML Sealing Bandit Feature (10 Laps)- JAEDEN TARR, Morgan Coniber, Nicholas Lipome, Ian Paul, Jonathan Logsdon, Tyler Foster, Racelyn Lippa. Lap Leaders- Foster 1, Logsdon 2-9, Tarr 10.
- Erickson Wins MSA Feature at Plymouth
Justin Erickson won the Midwest Sprint Car Association feature Saturday night at the Plymouth Dirt Track.
- Netto Wins Kings of Thunder Feature at Tulare
D.J. Netto won the Kings of Thunder Sprint Car Series feature Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway.
- Port Royal 410 Sprint Car Feature Rained Out
The sprint car main event Saturday at Port Royal Speedway was postponed due to rain.
- Dominic Scelzi Wins at Petaluma
Dominic Scelzi won the Northern Auto Racing Club sprint car series feature Saturday at Petaluma Speedway.
- Jordan Poirier Wins SOS Feature at Brighton
Jordan Poirier won the Southern Ontario Sprints feature Saturday at Brighton Speedway.
- DANNER TAKE CHECKERS SATURDAY AT SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY
Briggs Danner of Allentown settled a thrilling wheel-to-wheel battle with Alex Bright of Collegeville by parking his No. 5G wingless 360 sprint car in Victory Lane for the sixth time this season in USAC East Coast competition.
- Troy Rutherford and Michael Faccinto Takes USAC Wins at Ventura
Troy Rutherford and Michael Faccinto won USAC West Coast Sprint Car and USAC Western States Midget features at Ventura Raceway Saturday night.
- HULMAN CLASSIC USAC SPRINTS MOVED TO SUNDAY, MAY 22
The 52nd annual running of the Tony Hulman Classic for the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship has been postponed to Sunday, May 22, at the Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track.
- The North Pole Nightmare leads all 30 for All Star / IRA victory at Plymouth Dirt Track
Bill Balog certainly knows his way around Plymouth Dirt Track at Sheboygan County Fairgrounds, and for the second time in as many tries, the "North Pole Nightmare" is a Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 and IRA Outlaw Sprint Series main event winner at the Plymouth
- Aaron Reutzel Races to Victory at Knoxville!
Aaron Reutzel followed up 360 wins at Knoxville (a week ago) and Jackson, Minnesota (Friday night) with his third career 410 feature win at Knoxville Raceway on Jersey Freeze/Dennison Racing Tees Night Saturday.
- Freddie Rahmer races to Lincoln Speedway triumph; other weekend dirt-track action
In Saturday’s 30-lap 410 sprint feature at Lincoln Speedway, Freddie Rahmer raced to his first win since the season-opener.
- TRENT WILLIAMS FINISHES RACE AT BAKERSFIELD DESPITE OBSTACLES
(Hesperia, CA, May 21, 2022) Despite having to restart at the back twice due to getting caught up in others' messes, Trent Williams came back to finish 13th and roll his #51T back into the trailer after the USAC/CRA main event last Saturday at the Bakersfield Speedway. DSC_5217.JPG Trent Williams photo courtesy of Charles Fawcett. The race was the first-ever for the Apple Valley, California racer on the 77-year-old 1/3 mile Kern County clay oval. Despite that, "T-Dub" quickly adapted to the track and stopped the clocks at 13.587. That was the eighth quickest of the 22 cars that showed up on the pleasant spring evening. After a seventh-place finish in his heat race, Williams was coming off the outside of the fifth row in the 30-lap main event. With an ominous full moon hovering above, near-disaster struck at the end of the first circuit. Chaos erupted just in front of him as he exited turn four. Williams did his best to steer through the mess, but he was nearly "Monster Trucked" from behind by another car trying to avoid the mayhem as well. Williams' crew quickly got the car to the work area in the center of the track. They looked it over and deemed it ready for the restart. Unfortunately, due to the tangle, he and the other cars involved had to go to the rear. Williams quickly worked his way up to 13th, but a restart with 12 laps to go bit him again. Cars tangled going into turn one and once again things were unavoidable and the Williams #52V got caught up in the bedlam. It was the same story as before as the crew checked over the car and sent him back on his way for round three. Over the last seven laps, Williams worked his way up to 13th once again when the checkers ended the race. While 13th was not where he wanted to end up, the bright side was he finished and rolled the car into the trailer. Thus far in 2022, he has finished every main event that he has started. One of the highlights of the night was watching the #52T's crew in action. Comprised of his father Ron, girlfriend Seattle, and his brother Jake, when they were not busy checking Williams' car after the tangles, they pitched in and helped several other teams change flat tires in the work area during the 30-lap main event. Williams would like to thank marketing partners Victory Boys Performance, Sorrento Homes, and JasonR.Photos for making it possible to race his Maxim Chassis/Shaver Engines #52V during the 2022 season. He also wants to send a special thanks to Russell and Jean Martin for the use of their truck and trailer to get the #52V to the track last week. If you or your business would like to be a partner of the Victory Boys racing endeavors, please call (760) 780-8782 or mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org. Trent Williams 2021 Racing Results 3-26-22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 9th A Main 4-1-22 Keller Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 9th A Main 4-2-22 Thunderbowl Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 9th A Main 4-23-22 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 9th A Main 4-30-22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 10th A Main 5-14-22 Bakersfield Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 13th A Main This release was produced by Scott Daloisio (909) 226-7768 mailto:email@example.com
- NARC NEWSLINE - MAY 21, 2022
NARC NEWSLINE - MAY 21, 2022, By Jim Allen ... Let's be honest, chasing championship points is by far the hardest thing to do in motorsports. It takes mettle, perseverance and a never-ending personal sacrifice by not only the driver and car owner, but for everybody involved with the team. Some view it as fun, like a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. Others have done it long enough that it has become a J - O - B. Either way, you need a team that loves demanding work and long hours because it will consume a lifetime. The man who did it the best in the Northern Auto Racing Club's history books was Brent Kaeding. His impressive resume' featured 13 NARC championships, 13 more King of California titles and his induction into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame. In one word, that's called a "DYNASTY." He dominated like Tiger Woods did in his heyday. It was all about fighting and clawing for top five finishes, and always being in position to take advantage of luck if it happened to come his way. And when a top five just wasn't possible, just finishing anywhere but last was the mission. BK, Billy Albini, and the Hogs set the standard for sprint car racing in California, the same way Michael Jordan did in basketball. So where is all this leading? After MJ came LeBron. Each generation has its own stars and heroes, and we might be in the preliminary stages of witnessing the making of another dynasty. True, the NARC Fujitsu General Sprint Car Series has only four races under its belt this season, but it's hard to ignore that Dominic Scelzi, Jimmy Carr, and his crew are up to something good. A pair of feature wins at the Peter Murphy Classic, a runner-up at the season opener and a third-place outing at the Tarter Memorial is worthy of that attention. Championship hangover? Forget about it! The Scelzi Motorsports #41 team is out having fun, which produces momentum and that becomes almost unbeatable. Scelzi's efforts last weekend at the Peter Murphy Classic were like a sprint car version of Groundhog Day. (For you millennials who don't know what Groundhog Day is, it was a movie in 1993, where everyday repeated itself, but only got better. Goggle it.) He became the first driver to deposit a pair of $11,000 paydays from the PMC! His win on Saturday came after starting 12th and doing the proverbial fighting and clawing to the front. When Corey Day and Justin Sanders got together and crashed during a heated battle for the lead, Scelzi was in position to take advantage of luck when it happened to come his way. Sound familiar? As a final parting note, Dominic Scelzi's pit crew needs a nickname. Any ideas? THE FASTEST FOUR DAYS IN MOTORSPORTS: Many of us circled this blast of NARC Memorial Day weekend races on the schedule immediately after it was announced. Well, it's finally here, meaning it's time to head North for a Thursday, May 26th outing at Southern Oregon Speedway. This will be followed by a Friday show at Willamette Speedway in Lebanon, OR and a two-day Timber Cup finale at Grays Harbor Raceway on May 28-29th. And since it is the Pacific Northwest, we always had a rain date in our pocket (Monday, May 30th if needed.) The weather in the PNW is always sketchy, but we knew that in advance. For added incentive, there is a $40,000 bonus on the line for any driver who can win all four races. Three out of four races still earn a $5000 kicker, so NARC teams are focusing in on the possibilities. I know I have covered most of this before, but here are some of the Fastest Four Days in Motorsports basics: Camping is available at all three tracks. Race car haulers can stay in the pit area overnight. ... Tickets for all three facilities are available online and presales are looking good right now. ... There is an Elma Raceway Hall of Fame barbecue at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 29th at Grays Harbor Raceway. It will be held in the Borden Building (AKA ... the Dog Barn). Drivers eat free and donations are accepted. ... At 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, all the NARC teams will convoy to Elma High School to stage for the Elma's Salute to the Red, White & Blue parade. The parade will start at 1:00 p.m. and will go on a leisurely jaunt through downtown, before race teams get herded right back into the pit area. ... Among the teams committed to make the trip are DJ Netto (Netto 88N), Mitchell Faccinto (Tarlton 21), Billy Aton (Aton 26), Joel Myers Jr. (Vertullo 82V), Bud Kaeding (BK Racing 69), Dominic Scelzi (Scelzi 41), Willie Croft (Croft 29), Tim Kaeding (Bates-Hamilton 42X), Shane Golobic (Wood 17W), Justin Sanders (Mittry 2X); Max Mittry (Mittry 2XM), Colby Copeland (Antaya 16A), Logan Forler (Forler 2L), Tanner Holmes (Holmes 18T), Nick Parker (Parker 15), Garen Linder (22), and others! NARC NOTES: Kalib Henry posted his first career NARC top five finish in the McCollough RV 17 at the Peter Murphy finale. It wasn't like he started up front and just held on. He began his adventure in 17th and earned the Swift Metal Finishing Hardcharger award, finishing fifth ... Another driver who continues to impress is Landon Brooks. In his four NARC races aboard the Vanlare 5V sprint car, he has been in the dash on three of those nights. ... There was a noticeable change in 410 car counts at the PMC. Thirty-one cars competed on Saturday night. Only 24 in 2021. ... Craig Stidham still has "it." He earned the Swift Metal Finishing Hardcharger award on night one of the PMC. He started 19th and finished fifth. It was his first top five finish since 2017. It was worth $450. ... ... Tim Kaeding and the Bates-Hamilton Racing Team took a beating at the PMC. The team crashed both nights and TK was visibly hurt after his second night spill. Friday's night tumble happened with only two-laps remaining in the Thunderbowl feature. Saturday's spill was on the other end of the spectrum when he crashed on his second qualifying lap. TK was already second fast time on his first qualifying lap. After sitting in the back of the ambulance for a couple minutes, he actually raced in his heat race, but it was very painful. To quote him directly, "my back is killing me." By design, TK started the main and pulled in after one lap. It serves as a reminder that this is a dangerous sport. ... Tanner Holmes and Joel Myers Jr. also took ugly spills at the Thunderbowl. The 18T team accessed the damage and loaded up and headed back home to Oregon to regroup for the Fastest Four Days in Motorsports. If you haven't checked out Tanner's social media efforts, go look. Fun and informative. ...The Dave Vertullo team burned the midnight oil and rebuilt to race on Saturday. ... ... The fine people at Karsyn Construction in Fresno made things interesting. With Saturday's show already paying $11,000 to the winner, Karsyn offered up the possibility of doubling it. The offer on the table was to give the top two finishers in the pole shuffle the option to start at the back of the pack. If one of them pulled off the win, it would be a $22,000 payday. Justin Sanders said it wasn't worth the risk based on his current starting spot in Paul Silva-wrenched #57. ... Kerry Madsen message was about the same. He stated that the Roth Motorsports Toyota R&D team is looking to score wins and it's slightly easier to do it when starting up front. ... If you haven't been to Pete's Pub at Hanford in the pit area before the races, you are missing out. Fans get a chance to enjoy food and beer, hang at the drivers meeting, listen to interviews, and rub elbows with their favorite drivers. More racing facilities are rolling out the Happy Hour events for fans. We need more of that. ... ... What was more fun to watch? Max Mittry during the pole shuffle, or his dad Demo Mittry animated body language as he jumped up and down and flayed his arms while rooting for his son on from the infield. Demo wins this one in a landslide. Speaking of the Pole Shuffle, here is how it went: Max Mittry outran Landon Brooks in the first round and moved on to oust DJ Netto in the second. The veteran Kerry Madsen finally stopped the 16-year-old streak and used that momentum to outrun another 16-year-old Corey Day. Justin Sanders held his own in the Works Limited 57 to win the Pole Shuffle over Madsen ... Max Mittry ended the night in sixth - his best career NARC finish. It came in only his fourth start in a 410-sprint car. The future is looking bright. HOOSIER TIRES: While social media is mostly ablaze with negative opinions and comments on tire availability, teams in California are coping with the current situation. However, you wouldn't know that if you read the comments of a super-opinionated few. Are all those in the racing community aware that the supply chain is a little sporadic? Absolutely! Are racing sanctioning bodies, promoters, and Hoosier Tires fighting through the situation? Absolutely! Are all parties actively working on solving this issue? Absolutely! (Today's word is ABSOLUTELY!) Most active sprint car teams have always played to their comfort level with a large pile of tires at their disposal. The main difference in today's world is that most rigs are not hauling around their usual stockpile of 15+ tires - which makes some uncomfortable. However, tire hoarding by just a few teams will only make things worse. If you need an example, just flashback to the toilet paper scenario in 2020. It should be publicized that nobody in California has been sidelined because of a lack of tires. Compliments go out to Hoosier Tire West, who are stepping up and paying gigantic freight bills to express ship tires to the Golden State. It doesn't make much financial sense to do that, but they are doing the right thing to help the racers. Trust me, they want this issue resolved immediately also. If everybody cooperates and works together, we can make it through the 2022 campaign without cancelling any events. Once again, everybody is working on it and the only thing that will fix it is time to fill the pipeline. Please don't trash sponsors on social media. It only makes things worse. As of right now, the NARC tire rule spelled out in the rulebook is still in place. The HTW tire burn off period is in full effect until June 1st. After that, only the H-tire package are allowed. Peter Murphy is adamant that Super Dirt Cup be competed on a level playing field. That means the H-tire package will be the only tire run at the three-day show in late June. Can any of this be changed in the future if something happens? Absolutely, but it will be addressed on a race-by-race basis. FROM THIS WEEK'S FYI DEPARTMENT: We are missing Sean Watts on this year's NARC tour. Sean sold his 410 motor to Chase Johnson and needs a motor and sponsorship-backing to return. He still has a 360 so race fans will see him at select events. ... The Keller Motorsports team was looking forward to competing in about 20 410 events this season. Unfortunately, early season problem at the Outlaw shows sidelined both of their powerplants. They hope to get them back in August with JJ Ringo behind the wheel. ... Colby Copeland's victory at the April 2nd Stockton season opener was his third NARC win of his career. Corey Day also scored his third career victory of his short NARC career at the Tarter Memorial at Chico. As a follow-up that race, with his impressive flag-to-flag run, Day took home half of the $3500 in lap money up for grabs. Here is the breakdown: Corey Day ($1750); Justin Sanders ($760); Landon Brooks ($570); Dominic Scelzi ($220); Blake Carrick ($140); and Sean Becker ($60). We thank the Tarter Family, their foundation, and all the sponsors who supported this magnificent event. ... Speaking of lap sponsorships, all the laps are sold for the June 11th Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial race. However, we are still looking for additional race sponsors. If you would like to get involved, please contact Karen Bradway Tuccelli on Facebook. ... Tickets for the June 23-25th Super Dirt Cup are available through the track website. What are you waiting for? This event pays a staggering $50,000 to Saturday nights winner. Coming to you live from Auburn, CA. See ya!
- EDDIE TAFOYA JR. FINISHES FIFTH IN BAKERSFIELD USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR RACE
(Chino Hills, CA, May 20, 2022) Making only his second appearance at the Bakersfield Speedway, Eddie Tafoya Jr. avoided the chaos and placed fifth in the USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series main event last Saturday night. It was his third top-five finish in 2022. DSC_5203.jpg Eddie Tafoya Jr. photo courtesy of Charles Fawcett. For Tafoya, who makes his home in Chino Hills, California, not only was it his second appearance at the track that is billed as "The West's Fastest 1/3 Mile High Banked Clay Oval," but it was his first time there since 2019. His result on Saturday bodes well for the series' next appearance there on Labor Day weekend. Twenty-two cars showed up for the race on the Kern County clay oval. When qualifying began, it was obvious that it was a "Cowboy Up" track. Tafoya was the first car out to qualify in the "PBR-Looking" session. His first lap saw him bounce around the edge of the cushion in turn four and ended up at 14.411. On the second lap, he lived up to his "Mr. Smooth" nickname. He kept all four tires on the ground and stopped the clocks over a half-second faster at 13.804. That was right in the middle of the field at 11th fastest. The Bakersfield crew did their magic on the track when time trials were over and it was much smoother throughout the remainder of the night. Tafoya's first opportunity to test the reworked surface came in the second 10-lap heat race. The pretty #51T started on the inside of row two and ended up placing fifth. For the 30-lap feature, Tafoya started on the inside of the sixth row in 11th. By the time the race survived one red flag and the first two yellows on lap seven, the #51T was running in fifth. That was a good thing as throughout the race, the yellow flag halted the action several times and all that trouble was behind him. Tafoya stayed in fifth for the duration and earned his second top-five finish in the last three races. In two races at Bakersfield in his young career, Tafoya's consistent driving style has yielded fifth and sixth-place finishes. Last week's result allowed Tafoya to maintain his fifth-place standing in the USAC/CRA Series. Going into the next race at Perris Auto Speedway on May 28th, he is only 23-points out of fourth. Through the first nine races of the year, his finishing average is 8.88. However, that included a three-race stretch in the middle portion of his schedule that saw him finish outside the top 10 (including one race at Perris when he was clobbered and had a car destroyed). Take away those uncharacteristic outings and his finishing order in the other six races is an impressive 5.66. Tafoya and the #51T team would like to thank Specialty Fasteners, DRC Chassis, Ryder Racing Engines, Simpson Safety Products, Bell, Benic Enterprises, BR Motorsports, PSC Powder Coating, Magik Graphics, Gasper Transportation, Owen's Insurance Services, and Weld Wheels for making the 2022 season possible. If you or your company would like to be a part of the Specialty Fastener team's 2022 season effort, please contact Eddie Tafoya Jr. via phone at (909) 393-3999 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. He will be happy to talk to you and lay out the team's 2022 plans. Fans can follow Tafoya on Instagram @eddietafoya51. The same contact point can be used to purchase his great-looking shirts via mail. Eddie Tafoya Jr. 2022 Race Results 1-27 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 7th A Main 1-28 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 9th A Main 1-29 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main 3-26 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 18th A Main 4-1 Keller Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 13th A Main 4-2 Thunderbowl Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 15th A Main 4-23 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 3rd A Main 4-30 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 8th A Main 5-14 Bakersfield Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 5th A Main This release was produced by Scott Daloisio. (909) 226-7768 or E-mail mailto:email@example.com
- #Casey's FIREWORKSNight Canceled Due To Weather
After much collaboration with our weather provider, BAM Weather, the decision has been made to cancel tonight's #CaseysFIREWORKSNight. At the end of the day, there are two areas of concern that cannot be overlooked. The first concern being the risk of severe weather late this afternoon and the second concern being a narrowing window of dry time between rounds of precipitation. Advanced ticket holders will be contacted via email with credit and refund instructions. Suite holders will be contacted directly on an individual basis with further information. Eldora's next event is Sunday night, May 29 with the Johnny Appleseed Classic by Miller Lite. The event serves as the final Late Model tune-up before the Eldora Million. Also on the card will be the UMP Modifieds and Eldora Super Stocks. The next #CaseysFIREWORKSNight at Eldora is scheduled for Saturday, August 6.
- CMS Rained out for Saturday, May 21st
Central Missouri Speedway May 21, 2022 For Immediate Release (Warrensburg, Missouri) Unfortunately, Central Missouri Speedway is rained out for Saturday, May 21st. We hope to see you next weekend on Saturday and Sunday, May 28/29 for our annual two-day Memorial Day weekend special events. Visit www.centralmissourispeedway.net for more information on events.
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