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- Pokorski Motorsports doubles its pleasure in 2020 MSA season finale
(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) Sept. 29, 2020 - Since debuting in 1993, the Pokorski Motorsports team has enjoyed many firsts over the course of a highly successful tenure competing in the sport of open-wheel racing on dirt tracks throughout the state of Wisconsin. On Saturday, Sept. 26, the team enjoyed another landmark occasion as the father-son driving tandem of Paul and Alex Pokorski each competed in in separate 360 Sprint Car entries in the same racing program as the team's 2020 season drew to a close at the Wisconsin Sprint Car Championships at The Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis. After sharing driving duties of the Pokorski Motorsports 360 Sprint Car with his father during the 2020 season, the younger Pokorski jumped at the opportunity to wheel the Doug Pietz-owned 4A car, while the elder Pokorski also competed in the team's familiar blue No. 4 car in the final race of the season at Plymouth. With 31 Plymouth Dirt Track Racing-Midwest Sprint Car Association 360 Sprint Cars signed in for the program, Paul started eighth in the first 10-lap 360 Sprint Car heat race. The 28-year veteran maintained the eighth spot on the fast and tacky track surface until lap 7 when he worked past Chris Larson into seventh in turn four. On the final lap, Paul slipped past Bill Taylor on the final lap to finish sixth. Paul then lined up fourth in the 15-lap 360 Sprint Car B main with a spot in the 22-car A-main field on the line. After dropped to fifth on lap five, Tyler Davis ducked under the high-riding Pokorski on lap 7 to fall to sixth. Preston Ruh closed on Pokorski along the low line on lap 11. However, Pokorski moved to the low line on lap 12 and held the sixth spot over the final three laps to secure a berth in the season-ending A main. After starting 22nd in the 25-lap A main, Paul worked the high line in the early going to work his way up through the field. By lap 17, Pokorski had advanced to 16th in the running order as the rapidly changing track surface had begun to slick off considerably. On lap 23, Pokorski powered past Tyler Brabant to secure 15th, which is where he finished in the race, which was won by Will Gerrits. After a motor issue ended the team's night early in an MSA event at the Dodge County Fairgrounds in Beaver Dam, Wis. on Friday, Sept. 24, Pokorski was pleased to have an incident-free close to the 2020 season after spending extra time on Saturday changing motors in the No. 4 car. "Saturday was a long day," Paul Pokorski said. "The motor swap took longer than I anticipated, but went reasonably smoothly. We got to the track with plenty of time. However, it was a bit difficult for me. I thought it was stressful enough for me to watch Alex in our car, but it was really stressful to watch him in a borrowed car. "I can't thank Doug Pietz enough for giving Alex the chance to run some laps and end the season on a positive note," he said. "We struggled a bit in the heat race, made it a little better for the B main and took a big swing for the A main and it was much better. After all this time, I'm still learning. In the end, I was not thrilled, but we went in the right direction." The 2014 MSA Masters Series champion enjoyed the opportunity to race side by side with Alex for the first time in the early stages of the A main. "I was happy to be able to race with Alex," Paul Pokorski said. "I was hoping to get to race with him at some point, I just didn't foresee it happening this way. Again, can't thank Doug enough. I was very happy that we both had so much support to make it work. The crew responded well. Everyone did anything they could do or were asked to do. We are blessed." Alex Pokorski opened his first race behind the wheel of the Doug Pietz-owned 4A car from the third starting spot in the fourth 10-lap 360 Sprint Car heat race. On the opening lap, Tyler Tischendorf worked around Pokorski to seize third. However, Alex battled back to regain third with a nice low pass in turn three on lap 2. Pokorski held the third spot throughout the race to earn a spot in the 25-lap A main. After starting 12th, Alex dropped to 21st in the running order on lap 9. Pokorski, who was competing in his third career 360 Sprint Car A main, stayed smooth and steady over the course of the 25-lap event to come home 20th in the race. "I was excited to be back behind the wheel," Alex Pokorski said. "Being in Doug's car didn't really change anything about how I drove it. The heat race wasn't my smoothest race by any stretch, but the car was pretty fast and I had a good starting spot that I was able to hold on to. "For the A main we made some changes to the car and they didn't quite work like we hoped," he said. "I started on the outside, but I was a bit hesitant to try to run the cushion because I've never done it before. I ended up having to run through the middle for the first few laps and that's not the place to be on a dry slick track. When I was able to get to the bottom, I felt more comfortable and was able to do a little better. It never feels good when you go backwards, but sometimes it happens." Alex savored the opportunity to race side-by-side with his father in an A-main event. "The laps I was racing next to my dad were cool," Alex Pokorski said. "I have never gotten to race him competitively before. I was always something I've wanted to do, so I have to thank Doug Pietz for giving me the chance to do it. "Unfortunately, my dad beat me on this occasion," he said. "I'm glad he did well though after starting from the back. Next year my dad and I are hoping to do something similar to what we did this year with splitting seat time, but nothing is set in stone as of right now." On Friday, Sept. 25, Paul Pokorski competed in the Midwest Sprint Car Association Fuzzy Fassbender Memorial event at the Dodge County Fairgrounds in Beaver Dam, Wis. With 24 MSA 360 Sprint Car signed in for the event, Pokorski started fourth in the first eight-lap heat race. Pokorski passed Scott Conger in turn two on the opening lap to take third and was closing rapidly on the second-place car of Brandon Berth and leader Tyler Davis when the car began to slow on the final lap. With smoke billowing from the engine compartment, Pokorski pulled into the infield with a broken piston and was credited with a seventh-place finish in the race. The engine issue forced the team to scratch from the remainder of the program and prompted an engine change in the No. 4 car for the 2020 PDTR-MSA 360 Sprint Car season finale at Plymouth on Saturday, Sept. 26. "Any time the night is cut short, it is disappointing, but especially at Dodge County," Paul Pokorski said. "It is such a unique place and we only go a few times a year. The car felt good in the heat race. I was having fun and was starting to think we were going to have a shot at winning it. Then it went up in smoke." After competing in a COVID-19-shortened, 17-event season in 2020, Paul Pokorski is looking forward to returning for what he hopes will be a full season of racing in 2021. "Our only plan for certain at this point is to do it all again, hopefully free of COVID-19 or other restrictions, next year," Paul Pokorski said. "I can't wait. For us, 2021 starts now." Sponsors for the 2020 Pokorski Motorsports team are Hopf Farms, Petersen Septic Systems, Quest Engineering Inc., Goeden's Auto Body, Goodwin Racing Engines, Lakeshore Family Funeral Homes, Kettle Moraine Landscaping, Novak's Service Center, Pedal Down Promotions, Tisler Salvage Inc., Allied Bearing Corporation and The Cawley Company. Pokorski Motorsports Sponsor Showcase - Novak's Service Center Pokorski Motorsports would like to acknowledge the support of long-time sponsor Novak's Service Center of Manitowoc, which is celebrating its 48th year in business in 2020. Novak's Service Center is a locally-owned, second-generation, family-owned, five-bay auto repair center, which has been serving customers in the Lakeshore area since 1972. Novak's Service Center offers comprehensive auto repair services, including 4 x 4 services, brakes, car and truck care, domestic cars and trucks, electrical services, electronic services, engine and transmission, engine maintenance, expired warranty care, general service, heating and cooling services, import cars and trucks, quick lube services, tires, towing, transmission and undercar services. Located at 1320 Washington St. in Manitowoc, Novak's Service Center is open from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. To schedule an appointment, call 920-684-5737 or visit www.novaks1320.com. For more information on Pokorski Motorsports, check out Pokorski Motorsports on Facebook or visit www.pedaldownpromo.com. Pedal Down Promotions is a full-service public relations and media services company devoted to helping its clients effectively communicate with targeted audiences through press releases, newsletters, profile and feature articles, website and social media content development, printed media, editing and layout, graphic design and book publishing services. For more information on Pedal Down Promotions, email email@example.com, visit www.pedaldownpromo.com or call 920-323-7970. 2020 Pokorski Motorsports By The Numbers Total Events - 17 MSA events - 16 IRA events - 0 A Main Victories - 1 B Main Victories - 1 Top Five A Main Finishes - 1 Top 10 A Main Finishes - 3 Heat Race Victories - 0
- Lucas Oil Speedway Spotlight: Peyton Taylor aims for Street Stocks walk-off win at Big Buck 50
WHEATLAND, MO. (Sept. 29, 2020) - Peyton Taylor is spending the early portion of the week going over his Street Stock with the proverbial fine-tooth comb, readying for a title defense of his Big Buck 50 Presented by Whitetail Trophy Hunt victory at Lucas Oil Speedway. But win or lose, Taylor is hoping he doesn't haul the car back home to Batesville, Arkansas. It's for sale as the veteran driver is planning to campaign a Modified full-time after Saturday. "It's been a good ride," Taylor said. "But I have the opportunity to go back Modified racing full time again. We're racing two cars right now and it's hard to race two cars." Taylor has been a big-game hunter in the Street Stock over the last few years, taking home a $10,000-to-win at Batesville in just his second race in the division. And, of course, the $10,000 prize he earned one year ago at the Big Buck 50 from a field of 107 entries. Taylor said he possibly already has the car sold, with the prospective buyer picking it up after the checkered flag flies Saturday night. He said the perfect scenario would be to give the car, built by Lebanon's Tony Jackson Jr. and TJR Motorsports, a happy sendoff from victory lane. "The majority of my success in the Street Stock, I couldn't have done it without Tony Jackson," Taylor said. "Me and him have built a friendship around racing. It's pretty cool to do that. He has great tech support and a good product." Aware that several TJR Motorsports cars likely will be in the field, Taylor said, "I hope it's us taking it to the win. I'd like to go out in style." It was a challenging path to the win a year ago. Taylor's motor went sour during time trials and required a replacement power plant the next morning. "We realized we were down one cylinder after we timed in," Taylor said. "We changed motors Friday morning, then I didn't like way the car was balanced. We literally ended up changing everything but the transmission and the driver. "It was an event. Once again, Tony came over and we all went to town - me, him and Ricky (Jeffrey) and we got it figured out." Taylor won his qualifying heat race on Friday night and ran second in the pole dash, for the eight heat-race winners. That put him on the outside of David Hendrix on the front row for the feature. After patiently following Hendrix through the first half of the main event, Hendrix took the lead and went on to victory. "We rode around there and bided our time first 15-20 laps," Taylor said. "Hendrix got gone and we started reeling him back in. Then once we got past him and found some open track and clean air, we were able to go and set our own pace." Taylor said he's always enjoyed 50-lap races, because the track surface usually goes through a transition. "It starts out with a little bit of traction normally and transitions to a slicker track," he said. "You have to be good in all areas of track conditions. You have to make sure your tires are right. One thing our program is really good on is tires and tire wear." Taylor said he has some extra motivation this week. He is dedicating his race to a close friend, Randy Sherril, who passed away last week due to a heart attack. "He was a good buddy and a big racing guy," Taylor said. "He was close to everybody around Batesville. I told Tony, when he called with condolences, 'Man, this is my last one. I really want to try and win it for this guy.' To win it for him and go out in style, it would be almost unbelievable. "To win and get to do a reverse victory lap would mean a lot to me. That would probably mean more than the money." The 7th annual Big Buck 50 Presented by Whitetail Trophy Hunt begins with practice and qualifying on Thursday night and leading to Saturday night's 50-lap main event, in which the winner will take home $10,000 and a free entry, valued at more than $3,000, into the prestigious Whitetail Trophy Hunt in mid-Missouri this November. Drivers can download the Big Buck 50 entry form and submit before Thursday for a $100 entry fee and save $25 on the entry. Payout for the race will be: 1st - $10,000; 2nd - $5,000; 3rd - $2,500; 4th - $1,500. 5th - $1,250. 6th - $1,000. 7th - $900. 8th - $850. 9th - $800. 10th - $750. 11th - $700. 12th - 650. 13th - $600. 14th - $550. 15th -24th - $500. Non-transfers $200. Practice is set for Thursday night for both Street Stocks and ULMA Late Models from 5-8 p.m., plus time trials for the Street Stocks from 8-9 p.m. Grandstand admission will be free with pit passes $25. A beer trailer will set up in the pits next to the tech building, with sales opening after qualifying and the band Comancheros will play in the pits following the time trials. Once again this year, TJR Motorsports will provide $500 for the Fast Time Bonus to the driver quickest in time trials. Qualifying heat races are set for Friday, along with dashes for the top two finishers in each heat to set the field for the first 16 position of Saturday's feature. Alphabet mains on Saturday will finalize the field for the main event. Two Lucas Oil Speedway provisional starters will be added to the field, based on final 2020 track points. The ULMA Late Models will run full programs with $1,000-to-win features on both Friday and Saturday. The Lucas Cattle Company ULMA National Champion will be crowned on Oct. 3. Lucas Oil Speedway 2020 track champion Cole Henson of Russellville has a 32-point lead over Nevada's Larry Ferris in ULMA national points with Tucker Cox of Jefferson City 46 behind. More about the Whitetail Trophy Hunt: The only way to now gain entry in the 2020 Whitetail Trophy Hunt is to win the Big Buck 50 as this year's hunt has long been sold out. Visit whitetail.net for info on the 2021 hunt, which is set for Nov. 13-15 of 2021. This fall marks the 32nd anniversary of the Whitetail Trophy Hunt at Lake of the Ozarks. Event dates will be Nov. 14-16. This tremendously popular hunt brings in participants from all over the United States and abroad. Entries are limited to a maximum of 220 hunters. Past Street Stocks Big Buck 50 winners: 2019 - Peyton Taylor, Batesville, Arkansas 2018 - Rained out 2017 - Tony Anglin, Walnut Ridge, Arkansas 2016 - Tim Brown, Stoutland, Missouri 2015 - Jeremy Russell, Jonesboro, Arkansas 2014 - Terry Schultz, Warrensburg, Missouri Thursday's schedule 3 p.m. - Gates open 5-8 p.m. - Open practice 8-9 p.m. - Street Stocks qualifying Friday's schedule 4 p.m. - Gates open 6:30 p.m. - Hot laps 7:05 p.m. - Racing begins Saturday's schedule 3 p.m. - Gates open 5:30 p.m. - Hot laps 6:05 - Racing begins Thursday's admission: Grandstands free Pit passes $25 Friday's admission: Adults (16 and over) $15 Seniors (62 and over)/Military $12 Youth (ages 6-15) $5 Kids (5 and under) FREE Family pass $35 Pit pass $35 Saturday's admission: Adults (16 and over) $20 Seniors (62 and over)/Military $17 Youth (ages 6-15) $10 Kids (5 and under) FREE Family pass $50 Pit pass $40 For ticket questions or information for any event at Lucas Oil Speedway, contact Admissions Director Nichole McMillan at (417) 282-5984 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. CONTACT: Danny Lorton Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager Office: (417) 282-5984 DLorton@lucasoilspeedway.com # # # Complete Lucas Oil Speedway event information, archived race recaps, previews and driver features, along with ticket information and schedules can be found by visiting LucasOilSpeedway.com. Lucas Oil Speedway is located at Highways 83 and 54 in Wheatland, Missouri. A campground with shower and bathroom facilities is also available. With its entrance located just outside the pit gate this sprawling scenic camping facility will continue to enhance the racing experience at the Diamond of Dirt Tracks. Click LucasOilSpeedway.com for more information and detailed directions to the speedway or call the Track Hotline at (417) 282-5984. In addition, fans can get social with Lucas Oil Speedway by following @LucasSpeedway on Twitter, clicking "Like" at www.facebook.com/LucasOilSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/LucasOilSpeedway About Lucas Oil Speedway Lucas Oil Speedway is considered by fans, drivers and industry insiders to be one of the top five racing facilities in the nation. Located in Wheatland, Missouri, approximately an hour from Springfield, Missouri, and just an hour and a half from the Kansas City metro area, the "Diamond of Dirt Tracks" lives up to its title. Twenty-One VIP Luxury Suites, HD Jumbo-Tron Screen, Stadium Style Musco Sports Lighting, a Bose Sound System, Go-Kart Slick Track, The Diamond Bar, Track Treasures Gift Shop, the best track food in the country and paved pits are a few of the spectacular amenities setting the Diamond of Dirt apart. This year marks the ninth season for the Liquid Quarter Mile Drag Racing Lake, "Lake Lucas." New for 2017 was all-purpose built Off Road facility featuring the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series as well as a host of other regional events. Lucas Oil Speedway's dirt oval track plays host to some of the largest and most-popular events in the Midwest with national and regional touring series appearing frequently including: The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, POWRi Midget National Series, Lucas Oil Pro-Pulling League, United States Modified Touring Series, ASCS Sprint Cars and the Lucas Oil MLRA. In addition to the special events, the Lucas Oil Speedway Big Adventure RV Weekly Racing Series features the Warsaw Auto Marine & RV ULMA Late Models, Pitts Homes USRA Modifieds, O'Reilly Auto Parts Street Stocks and the Ozark Golf Cars USRA B-Mods. 2020 Official Lucas Oil Speedway Marketing Partners Bill Roberts Chevrolet-Buick "The Official Truck" of Lucas Oil Speedway Dixie Chopper "The Official Mowers of Lucas Oil Speedway" GEICO "The Official Insurance" of Lucas Oil Speedway General Tire "The Official Tire" of Lucas Oil Speedway Lucas Oil Products "The Official Oil" of Lucas Oil Speedway MAVTV "The Official Television Network" of Lucas Oil Speedway Optima Batteries "The Official Battery" of Lucas Oil Speedway Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr. Pepper "The Official Soft Drink" of Lucas Oil Speedway RacingJunk.com "The Official Classifieds" of Lucas Oil Speedway Rugged Radios "The Official 2-Way Communications Provider" of Lucas Oil Speedway Sunoco Race Fuels "The Official Fuel" of Lucas Oil Speedway 2020 Lucas Oil Speedway Supporters Include: Advanced Automotive Repair, AM Pyrotechnics, American Broadband, American Racer Race Tires, Angler's Resort, Arizona Sport Shirts, Ash Grove Aggregates, Benton County Tire, Berry Tractor and Equipment Co., Big Adventure RV, Big O Tires, Bill Roberts Chevrolet-Buick, Bolivar Auto Sales & Detailing, Bolivar Farmers Exchange-MFA, Bridal Cave, BWI Sanitation, Camden on the Lake Resort, Candlelight Creations-Dick's Wild Root Horseradish, Carson's Corner Napa Auto Parts, Casey's General Stores, Cedar Creek Beef Jerky, Central Life Sciences, Citizens Memorial Healthcare, Clearlight Inn, Comfort Inn-Bolivar, Cook Auction, Croft Trailer Supply, Inc.; DirtonDirt.com, Dixie Chopper, Eibach Springs, Elite Auto Repair, Evans Pipe & Steel Co., Farmer's State Bank, Fast Shafts by Axle Exchange, 54 Buildings and More, Foley Equipment-Cat Rental Store, Frog Signs, Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare, Happy Trails RV Center, Hermitage Lumber, HICKAMO Country Store, Highway 54 RV Park, Hobbytime Motorsports, Hoosier Race Tires, Impact Racing, Inc.; Impact Signs Awnings Wraps, In the Garden of Eden, JH Custom Wheel & Accessory, Kenny Carroll Excavating, Kettle Treats, Keyser Manufacturing, Kluhsman Racing Components, Kona Ice, Lucas Cattle Company, McClaren, Merck Animal Health, Midwest Sheet Metal, Miller Welding, Missouri One Call System, Missouri Welding Institute (MWI), Nemo Quarry, NMI/VMG Marketing Group, OakStar Bank, O'Bannon Bank, O'Reilly Auto Parts, Ozark Golf Cars, Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr. Pepper, PFI Western Store, Petro Stopping Centers, Pitts Homes, Pitts Realty, Pitts Cattle, Presto-X, ProThings Apparel, RACEceiver, Racinboys.com, RacinDirt.com, RacingJunk.com, Rains Ice Company, Real Racing Wheels, Rhine Ag, Rod End Supply, Ron Jenkins Accounting & Tax Service, Rugged Radios, Ryan E. 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- BACON-WINDOM-STOCKON: THE TALE OF THE TAPE
Lawrenceburg, Indiana (September 29, 2020).........In the course of a USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car season, many variables are at play in determining the championship frontrunners, with tracks of various lengths, banking and the like, plus the rigors of the road and a long stretch of races that can take its toll both physically, mentally and mechanically. With one final race left this Saturday night, Oct. 3, at Indiana's Lawrenceburg Speedway and the $10,000-to-win Fall Nationals, there's only one factor, one race, one track to decide it all. However, all those items mentioned in the opening paragraph have helped one driver get a bit of a head start toward the goal of a championship based on his performances in the events run up to this point. That's Brady Bacon (Broken Arrow, Okla.), the leading championship contender, who possesses a 30-point lead over Chris Windom (Canton, Ill.). Chase Stockon (Fort Branch, Ind.), who runs third in the standings, is 40 points out of the lead and is the driver with the biggest hill to climb to reach the summit of a championship. But all is plausible in this game. All it takes is a single "off" night for one individual and a superb night for another to make up that ground in no time flat. With a maximum of 84 points possible Saturday at Lawrenceburg, anything is possible. A perfect night entails six points for fast qualifying time, eight for a heat win and 70 to capture a feature victory. We've dug through all the past USAC National Sprint Car appearances at Lawrenceburg for Bacon, Windom and Stockon, and it's pretty striking to see. All three drivers have exactly one previous USAC National Sprint Car feature win at Lawrenceburg - Stockon (2012), Bacon (2015) and Windom (2017). In 24 previous starts, Bacon leads the other two in terms of average qualifying position (8.4) and feature finishing position (5.8). He's also led the most number of races between the three (7) for the most number of laps (97). Bacon and Windom have each won seven USAC Sprint heat races at "The Burg" in their careers. Windom has the largest sample size of previous experience at Lawrenceburg with 31 starts in 32 appearances. His average qualifying position of 8.8 and average feature finish of 8.5 are solid but will most likely have to be better to catch Bacon on Saturday. His 15 top-5 finishes in those 31 previous starts top all three title contenders. Stockon's 23 starts have produced an average qualifying position of 11.8 and an average finish of 10.9. He's led two of those races for a total of 39 laps and was the first among the three to win a USAC race at Lawrenceburg in 2012, which also served as Stockon's first career series victory. Perhaps, for some, those Lawrenceburg performances in the early years of their career should be stricken from the record as that was when they were just gaining experience. Although, Bacon did nearly win his 2007 Burg USAC Sprint debut, finishing 2nd to Levi Jones after leading all but the final lap, so let's take a deeper look at each of these three wheelmen's starts at Lawrenceburg since the beginning of the 2018 season. In that five-race time frame from 2018 through the summer of 2020, Bacon's 6.8 average qualifying time bests all three and his average finish of 4.2 has been excellent. Windom's average qualifying position of 10th isn't eye-catching, but it's improved each time over the past five races since 2018. His 3.4 average finish includes top-five finishes in all five starts since that point, which leads all drivers. Stockon's qualifying performances have resulted in top-four time trial runs in each of his last four appearance, and an average finish of 8.6 in the feature. Stats of the past are interesting to look at but won't tell the entirety of the tale this Saturday. That will be decided on the track and not on calculators. One night, one track and three drivers. That's where it'll be decided. Pits open for Saturday's Fall Nationals at 3pm Eastern, front gates open at 5pm, drivers meeting at 5:30pm, hot laps begin at 6pm and opening ceremonies at 7pm. The event features the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship and KOI Auto Parts UMP Modifieds. Adult general admission tickets are $25, kids 7-12 are $7, children 6 and under are free. Pit passes are $35 apiece. Saturday's Fall Nationals from Lawrenceburg can be watched LIVE on FloRacing at https://bit.ly/2Zs7zFP. --------------------------------------- PAST LAWRENCEBURG USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR PERFORMANCES: BRADY BACON 24 Appearances * 24 Starts * Average Qualifying Position: 8.4 * Average Feature Finishing Position: 5.8 * Led 7 races for a total of 97 laps * 7 Heat Race wins * 1 Feature win * 12 Top-5 finishes 4/21/2007: Qualified 3rd, Ran 4th in Heat, Finished 2nd in Feature - Led 29 7/11/2007: Qualified 6th, Ran 2nd in Semi, Finished 3rd in Feature - Led 14 7/12/2007: Qualified 8th, Ran 4th in Heat, Finished 8th in Feature 7/9/2008: Qualified 24th, Ran 1st Heat, Finished 8th in Feature 7/10/2008: Qualified 16th, Ran 4th in Heat, Finished 8th in Feature 10/2/2009: Qualified 2nd, Ran 2nd in Semi, Finished 20th in Feature 4/6/2013: Qualified 12th, Ran 2nd in Heat, Finished 3rd in Feature 7/14/2013: Qualified 4th, Ran 3rd in Heat, Finished 3rd in Feature 9/28/2013: Qualified 9th, Ran 1st in Semi, Finished 9th in Feature 4/5/2014: Qualified 6th, Ran 1st in Semi, Finished 4th in Feature 9/27/2014: Qualified 4th, Ran 1st in Heat, Finished 2nd in Feature 4/4/2015: Qualified 14th, Ran 3rd in Heat, Finished 7th in Feature 7/12/2015: Qualified 2nd, Ran 3rd in Heat, Finished 1st in Feature - Led 24 10/3/2015: Qualified 10th, Ran 1st in Heat, Finished 4th in Feature - Led 1 4/2/2016: Qualified 5th, Ran 3rd in Heat, Finished 12th Feature 7/10/2016: Qualified 13th, Ran 1st in Heat, Finished 7th in Feature 10/1/2016: Qualified 15th, Ran 1st in Heat, Finished 9th in Feature 7/9/2017: Qualified 5th, Ran 4th in Heat, Finished 2nd in Feature - Led 2 9/30/2017: Qualified 9th, Ran 4th in Heat, Finished 6th in Feature 7/22/2018: Qualified 18th, Ran 1st in Heat, Finished 3rd in Feature 9/29/2018: Qualified 3rd, Ran 1st in Heat, Finished 2nd in Feature - Led 11 7/21/2019: Qualified 3rd, Ran 1st in Semi, Finished 6th in Feature 10/5/2019: Qualified 5th, Ran 4th in Heat, Finished 7th in Feature - Led 16 7/26/2020: Qualified 5th, Ran 3rd in Heat, Finished 3rd in Feature CHRIS WINDOM 32 Appearances, 31 Starts * Average Qualifying Position: 8.8 * Average Feature Finishing Position: 8.5 * Led 3 races for a total of 52 laps * 7 Heat race wins * 1 Feature win * 15 Top-5 finishes * Has 1 USAC National Midget win at Lawrenceburg 4/21/2007: Qualified 28th, Ran 1st in Heat, Finished 15th in Feature 7/11/2007: Qualified 10th, Ran 3rd in Heat, Finished 4th in Feature 7/12/2007: Qualified 12th, Ran 4th in Semi, Finished 7th in Feature 7/9/2008: Qualified 10th, Ran 4th in Heat, Finished 12th in Feature 7/10/2008: Qualified 8th, Ran 5th in Heat, Finished 9th in Feature 4/18/2009: Qualified 23rd, Ran 1st in Heat, Finished 14th in Feature 10/2/2009: Qualified 6th, Ran 4th in Heat, Finished 3rd in Feature - Led 19 4/17/2010: Qualified 11th, Ran 3rd in Heat, Finished 2nd in Feature 7/9/2010: Qualified 18th, Ran 1st in Heat, Finished 22nd in Feature 7/10/2011: Qualified 8th, Ran 3rd in Heat, Finished 2nd in Feature 10/1/2011: Qualified 10th, Ran 1st in Heat, Finished 2nd in Feature 7/15/2012: Qualified 6th, Ran 4th in Heat, Finished 25th in Feature - Led 3 9/29/2012: Qualified 4th, Ran 3rd in Heat, Finished 2nd in Feature 4/6/2013: Qualified 9th, Ran 4th in Semi, Finished 23rd in in Feature 7/14/2013: Qualified 19th, Ran 1st in Heat, Finished 16th in Feature 9/28/2013: Qualified 14th, Ran 4th in Heat, Finished 10th in Feature 4/5/2014: Qualified 10th, Ran 2nd in Heat, Finished 13th in Feature 9/27/2014: Qualified 20th, Ran 4th in Heat, Finished 9th in Feature 4/4/2015: Qualified 32nd, Used Provisional, Finished 22nd in Feature 7/12/2015: Qualified 15th, Ran 4th in Heat, Finished 9th in Feature 10/3/2015: Qualified 17th, Ran 1st in Heat, Finished 5th in Feature 4/2/2016: Qualified 21st, Did Not Make Feature 7/10/2016: Qualified 11th, Ran 1st in Heat, Finished 3rd in Feature 10/1/2016: Qualified 6th, Ran 5th in Heat, Finished 2nd in Feature 4/1/2017: Qualified 8th, Ran 3rd in Heat, Finished 1st in Feature - Led 30 7/9/2017: Qualified 12th, Ran 4th in Heat, Finished 6th in Feature 9/30/2017: Qualified 2nd, Ran 4th in Heat, Finished 7th in Feature 7/22/2018: Qualified 19th, Ran 2nd in Heat, Finished 4th in Feature 9/29/2018: Qualified 20th, Ran 2nd in Semi, Finished 4th in Feature 7/21/2019: Qualified 11th, Ran 2nd in Semi, Finished 2nd in Feature 10/5/2019: Qualified 8th, Ran 1st in Semi, Finished 5th in Feature 7/26/2020: Qualified 2nd, Ran 3rd in Heat, Finished 2nd in Feature CHASE STOCKON 24 Appearances, 23 Starts * Average Qualifying Position: 11.8 * Average Feature Finishing Position: 10.9 * Led 2 races for a total of 39 laps * 5 Heat race wins * 1 Feature win * 5 Top-5 finishes 10/2/2009: Qualified 30th, Ran 3rd in Heat, Finished 24th in Feature 7/9/2010: Qualified 19th, Did Not Make Feature 10/1/2011: Qualified 27th, Ran 8th in Heat, Finished 18th in Feature 7/15/2012: Qualified 11th, Ran 3rd in Heat, Finished 9th in Feature 9/29/2012: Qualified 7th, Ran 4th in Heat, Finished 1st in Feature - Led 30 4/6/2013: Qualified 3rd, Ran 1st in Heat, Finished 2nd in Feature - Led 9 7/14/2013: Qualified 5th, Ran 4th in Heat, Finished 24th in Feature 9/28/2013: Qualified 8th, Ran 3rd in Heat, Finished 2nd - Led 15 4/5/2014: Qualified 12th, Ran 1st in Heat, Finished 6th in Feature 9/27/2014: Qualified 8th, Ran 3rd in Heat, Finished 6th in Feature 4/4/2015: Qualified 2nd, Ran 1st in Semi, Finished 6th in Feature 7/12/2015: Qualified 10th, Used a Provisional, Finished 16th in Feature 10/3/2015: Qualified 12th, Ran 4th in Heat, Finished 7th in Feature 4/2/2016: Qualified 17th, Ran 1st in Heat, Finished 4th in Feature 7/10/2016: Qualified 26th, Ran 6th in Semi, Finished 12th in Feature 10/1/2016: Qualified 5th, Ran 4th in Semi, Finished 11th in Feature 4/1/2017: Qualified 2nd, Ran 1st in Heat, Finished 23rd in Feature 7/9/2017: Qualified 30th, Used a Provisional, Finished 22nd in Feature 9/30/2017: Qualified 14th, Ran 1st in Heat, Finished 14th in Feature 7/22/2018: Qualified 22nd, Ran 2nd in Heat, Finished 13th in Feature 9/29/2018: Qualified 4th, Ran 5th in Heat, Finished 8th in Feature 7/21/2019: Qualified 2nd, Ran 2nd in Semi, Finished 8th in Feature 10/5/2019: Qualified 3rd, Ran 4th in Heat, Finished 10th in Feature 7/26/2020: Qualified 3rd, Ran 2nd in Heat, Finished 4th in Feature
- NASCAR Cup Series running first dirt race since 1970; Nashville, Austin also added
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- RUSS MITTEN LANDS IN VICTORY LANE FOR DIRTY 30 AT BAPS MOTOR SPEEDWAY
YORK HAVEN, Pa.: Russ Mitten has been fast enough to win a pile of races at BAPS Motor Speedway during the 2020 season. If it wasn't bad luck, it was another competitor having a faster car or being in the right place at the right time to have things break their way. Still, you could feel another win was around the corner for the Newville, Pa., standout. That moment came Saturday night. Sporting a fresh powerplant, Mitten captured the Super Sportsman Dirty 30 for his second win of the season. His 13th career BAPS Motor Speedway victory netted him $3,000. "We spent all day on the dyno with this engine, and Danny from DMY built this motor, and he put a lot into it," Mitten said. "I have to thank Big Dan Rhome — Troy's Dad — helped with it, and Danny, they worked to put a deal together. "This thing runs. We had to tweak on it from warm-ups and got it a little better for time trials. It was good enough for quick time, but one more shot at it, I think I could make it better. We were good in the heat and made some changes for the Dash and were really good there." Continued Mitten, "On a night like tonight where it was heavy and the rain made it heavier, starting spot meant a lot. I don't even know who was second." It didn't matter. Kenny Edkin started on the pole, but his brother John Edkin burst into the lead. Mitten, who started third, made his way into a position to challenge for the lead on Lap 6 and blew by John Edkin one lap later. But John Edkin didn't go away. He had a fast car and chased Mitten for the next 10 laps before taking the top spot back on the 17th circuit. A weird sequence of events occurred after Jim Hulse spun on Lap 19. John Edkin and Mitten lined up next to each other, and Edkin drove into the side of Mitten, getting over his wheel and tipping over. "I haven't run that hard in a while," Mitten said of the race. "I don't know what he was trying to prove. He had a fast car, and I don't know if he lost that race for himself, but he lost a good finish. I'm sure he made the comment that he has more cars, but guess what, I build them." With John Edkin at the back of the field, Mitten took advantage and opened up a slight advantage over Tony Jackson, who started eighth on the grid. Jackson was within striking distance through Lap 25, but Mitten was too good down the stretch. The leader had too much motor and expertise in traffic and went on to take the victory by 1.17 seconds at the stripe. "I was happy to see that white flag," Mitten said. "The lapped cars were all over the place, and I didn't know which way to go. They were on the top, and when I got to them, they switched to the bottom. I'm just glad no one was close to me to pass me on the last lap. That would've sucked. "I got to thank my crew, Wizard, Big Steve, Cody. Big Dan, Troy Rhome ... I think we started it up at 8:30 or 9 last night ... it was a good night. "I also want to thank Billy [Devine]. He is a hell of a guy and really enjoys doing stuff for this division and wants to see it keep going. I can't thank him enough for doing this event." Jackson settled for second. Frankie Herr came from 10th to third, with Scott Dellinger and Steve Fannasy completing the top five. Kenny Edkin pocketed an extra $500 for winning the Dash for Cash courtesy of Dirty Deeds, who was the title sponsor of the event. Mitten set quick time with a lap of 16.896. Jay Fannasy was Hard Charger, advancing from 16th to seventh. In Creekside Auto Sales 358 Late Model competition, Travis Mease led the final seven circuits and collected the win in the 25-Lap main event. Tommy Slanker started on the outside pole and charged into the lead. Mease took over the top spot on Lap 3 and led until Daulton Bigler made a pass for the lead on Lap 13. Bigler's standing at the top of the leaderboard lasted all of one lap after he suffered a flat tire. Mease took over and led the rest of the way for the win. Alan Sagi finished second. Wayne Pfeil, Troy Miller, and Shaun Miller completed the top five in the main event. Showers hit the speedway after the completion of the Late Model feature. The Street Stock feature will be made up Saturday, October 10, and the Extreme Stock feature will be made up Saturday, October 24. BAPS Motor Speedway York Haven, Pa. Saturday, September 26, 2020 For Immediate Release BAPS SUPER SPORTSMAN Feature (30 Laps): 1. 77-Russ Mitten; 2. 69J-Tony Jackson; 3. 70D-Frankie Herr; 4. 30-Scott Dellinger; 5. 383-Steve Fannasy; 6. 2M-Matt Ondek; 7. 360-Jay Fannasy; 8. 75-Kenny Edkin; 9. 10H-Dave Hollar; 10. 5D-Luke Deatrick; 11. 00-Troy Rhome; 12. 35-John Edkin; 13. 25-Bobby Hockenberry; 14. 77W-Tom Wyckoff; 15. 14-Nate Young; 16. 16R-Ryan Rutz; 17. (DNF) 19R-Eric Rutz; 18. (DNF) 1R-Jim Hulse; 19. (DNF) 71K-Tyler Wolford; 20. (DNF) 8M-Chris Meleason; 21. (DNF) 21R-Jamie Rickert; 22. (DNF) 3B-Mike Enders; 23. (DNF) 22-Daniel John; 24. (DNS) 91-Lanny Hake. Lap Leaders: John Edkin (1-6), Russ Mitten (7-16), Edkin (17-18). Mitten (19-30) Super Sportsman Time Trial Finish: 1. 77-Russ Mitten, 00:16.896; 2. 383-Steve Fannasy, 00:16.959; 3. 75-Kenny Edkin, 00:16.970; 4. 69J-Tony Jackson, 00:17.000; 5. 35-John Edkin, 00:17.042; 6. 3B-Mike Enders, 00:17.090; 7. 30-Scott Dellinger, 00:17.107; 8. 10H-Dave Hollar, 00:17.150; 9. 71K-Tyler Wolford, 00:17.152; 10. 8M-Chris Meleason, 00:17.154; 11. 77W-Tom Wyckoff, 00:17.155; 12. 2M-Matt Ondek, 00:17.195; 13. 70D-Frankie Herr, 00:17.196; 14. 0Z-Devin Beidel, 00:17.221; 15. 00-Troy Rhome, 00:17.252; 16. 360-Jay Fannasy, 00:17.298; 17. 14-Nate Young, 00:17.335; 18. 16R-Ryan Rutz, 00:17.394; 19. 5D-Luke Deatrick, 00:17.425; 20. 25-Bobby Hockenberry, 00:17.513; 21. 22-Daniel John, 00:17.621; 22. 19R-Eric Rutz, 00:17.900; 23. 91-Lanny Hake, 00:17.932; 24. 2-Austin Lorah, 00:18.818; 25. 1R-Jim Hulse, 00:18.998; 26. 21R-Jamie Rickert, 00:19.951. Super Sportsman Heat 1 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify): 1. 30-Scott Dellinger; 2. 77-Russ Mitten; 3. 69J-Tony Jackson; 4. 70D-Frankie Herr; 5. 8M-Chris Meleason; 6. 360-Jay Fannasy; 7. 5D-Luke Deatrick; 8. 19R-Eric Rutz; 9. 1R-Jim Hulse. Super Sportsman Heat 2 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify): 1. 10H-Dave Hollar; 2. 35-John Edkin; 3. 383-Steve Fannasy; 4. 25-Bobby Hockenberry; 5. 77W-Tom Wyckoff; 6. 14-Nate Young; 7. 21R-Jamie Rickert; 8. 91-Lanny Hake; 9. (DNF) 0Z-Devin Beidel. Super Sportsman Heat 3 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify): 1. 75-Kenny Edkin; 2. 2M-Matt Ondek; 3. 3B-Mike Enders; 4. 00-Troy Rhome; 5. 22-Daniel John; 6. 71K-Tyler Wolford; 7. 16R-Ryan Rutz; 8. (DNF) 2-Austin Lorah. Super Sportsman Dash for Cash (6 Laps): 1. 75-Kenny Edkin($500); 2. 35-John Edkin($400); 3. 77-Russ Mitten($300); 4. 30-Scott Dellinger($200); 5. 10H-Dave Hollar($150); 6. 2M-Matt Ondek($100). CREEKSIDE AUTO SALES LATE MODELS Feature (20 Laps): 1. 116-Travis Mease; 2. NINE-Alan Sagi; 3. 72-Wayne Pfeil; 4. 115-Troy Miller; 5. 115S-Shaun Miller; 6. 112-Brandon Little; 7. 21-Joey Hoffer; 8. N20-Joe Lusk; 9. 13X-Ben Whitaker; 10. 21M-Matt Murphy; 11. 88C-Chuck Cox III; 12. 24-Daulton Bigler; 13. 93-Steve Todorow; 14. 79-Chase Bowsman; 15. 711-Jennifer Hartz; 16. NINEX-Ross Leinbach; 17. 51N-Nick Palmerino; 18. (DNF) 40-Tommy Slanker; 19. (DNF) 20-Corey Knaub; 20. (DNF) 6-Terry Gingerich; 21. (DNF) 14-Matt Adams; 22. (DNF) 22-Chase Billet; 23. (DNF) 18-Derrick Mease. Lap Leaders: Tommy Slanker (1-2), Travis Mease (3-12), Daulton Bigler (13), Mease (14-20) Late Model Heat 1 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify): 1. NINE-Alan Sagi; 2. 116-Travis Mease; 3. 72-Wayne Pfeil; 4. 115-Troy Miller; 5. 88C-Chuck Cox III; 6. 79-Chase Bowsman; 7. N20-Joe Lusk; 8. (DNF) X4-Lou Egrie; 9. (DNF) 93-Steve Todorow. Late Model Heat 2 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify): 1. 24-Daulton Bigler; 2. 115S-Shaun Miller; 3. 21-Joey Hoffer; 4. 18-Derrick Mease; 5. 14-Matt Adams; 6. 51N-Nick Palmerino; 7. (DNF) 6-Terry Gingerich; 8. (DNS) 711-Jennifer Hartz. Late Model Heat 3 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify): 1. 40-Tommy Slanker; 2. 13X-Ben Whitaker; 3. 112-Brandon Little; 4. 22-Chase Billet; 5. 21M-Matt Murphy; 6. NINEX-Ross Leinbach; 7. 20-Corey Knaub; 8. (DNF) 17JR-Jason Nace. MIKE'S TOWING & RECOVERY/FRANKIE'S USED AUTO PARTS STREET STOCKS Feature (20 Laps): Postponed due to rain. Make up date: Saturday, October 10, 2020. Lap Leaders: Street Stock Heat 1 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify): 1. 81-Jasen Geesaman; 2. 14-Kyle Saylor; 3. 5-Niklas Stoudt; 4. 72X-Sam Rial; 5. 99K-Kody Sites; 6. 8-Sam Leonard Jr; 7. 64W-Stan Wanner; 8. 15-Brian Boughter; 9. 181-Butch Helsel. Street Stock Heat 2 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify): 1. 52W-Mike Walls; 2. 72M-Russ Shoop; 3. 7P-Jim Palm; 4. 21H-Travis Horan; 5. 543-Eric Tripp; 6. 5W-Bud Witmer; 7. 64-Brandon Wanner; 8. 333-John McGeoy; 9. 5X-Bill Wentz. SUPERIOR HOMES EXTREME STOCKS Feature (20 Laps): Postponed due to rain. Make up date: Saturday, October 24, 2020. Lap Leaders: Extreme Stock Heat 1 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify): 1. 91-Will Long; 2. 7F-Hunter Fulton; 3. 97-Donnie Broderick; 4. 7JR-Johnny Palm; 5. LAZY8-John Wright; 6. 98-Richard Daughtrey; 7. 16L-Walt Lemmon; 8. 7-Bill Fulton; 9. 11A-Tim Arnold; 10. (DNF) 41-Howard Williams; 11. (DNS) 97X-Paul Sylvester. Extreme Stock Heat 2 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify): 1. 16-Patrick McClane; 2. 11-Sam Rial; 3. 1A-Scott Arnold; 4. 52-Austin Hogue; 5. 25-Andrew Hogue; 6. 25J-Nathan Romig; 7. 50-Andy Hogue; 8. 3-Kevin Dobson; 9. (DNF) 54-Chase Rehbein; 10. (DQ) 357-Ronnie Buck.
- Jim Town Show Down at EVS
Eagle Valley Speedway, on September 25 and 26, 2020; the Eagle Valley Speedway presented the Jim Town Show Down with two complete shows on Friday and Saturday night. The race format was run in a draw redraw style. On night one, Michael Truscott, Curt Myers, Travis Anderson, Parker Anderson, Mike Schnider, and Jake Halterman each won features. The second night saw Mike Anderson, Curt Myers, George Dalbeck, Parker Anderson, Mike Schnider, and Jake Halterman in victory lane. On Friday night, the WISSOTA Modified heats were won by Grant Southworth, Mike Knopps, and Mike Anderson but it was Michael Truscott scoring the feature win. At the drop of the green flag, Matt Leer moved to the lead from the outside of the front row as Truscott settled into second. Leer attacked the highline as Truscott slowly closed the gap. He was able to catch Leer on lap eight as the two raced at a frantic pace until lap 12, when he was able to overtake the point. The race continued at a scorching pace as the laps ticked off. Anderson overtook fourth on lap 19 and Jake Smith passed Leer for second with three to go. Truscott blasted his way to the win and Leer recovered to retake second from Smith on the final circuit. Anderson drove home in fourth over Paul Harlestad, who rounded out the top five. The WISSOTA Super Stock heats were topped by Tommy Richards and Curt Myers as Myers went on to sweep the night at feature time. It was Dave Flynn from the second row in the main event as behind him, eighth starting Myers battled beside Richards for the runner up position. A caution slowed the pace and the first restart attempt was unsuccessful. The second try saw Myers pass Flynn and begin to drive away. Jeff Brauer was on the move as he drove from seventh and passed into fourth on lap ten. Eight laps later, he overtook third as Myers was well out front as he lapped all the way up past eighth place. It was Myers by over a straightaway as Flynn raced home to second. Jeff Brauer finished third over Nick Oreskovich and Tommy Richards rounded out the top five. The WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds had four heats with Josh Smith, Ross Fuhrman, Dylan Goettl, and Jimmy Latvala claiming the victories. Later in the evening, George Dalbeck was able to top the B-Feature as Michael Truscott, Dalton Mains, and Craig Haas each qualified for the A-main though the same. The caution flag flew often during the feature and Travis Anderson used it to his advantage to help him secure the win. It was two-wide with front row starters, Anderson and Latvala for the first two laps with Anderson holding the slightest advantage at the line each circuit. While working lap three, the yellow flag flew, and Anderson was dubbed the leader for the restart. Cody Carlson moved in and raced door to door with Anderson for the lead under green, but the yellow flew again before the lap was completed. On the restart, Anderson again held the point but by lap six, seventh starting Dylan Goettl had overtaken second. A caution closed him to the bumper of the leader and at speed thereafter, he moved door to door for the point. On lap nine, Goettl moved into first but one lap later, he relinquished the same when he lost his driveshaft. Anderson was back up front as Carlson and Josh Smith chased. Anderson raced very high on the speedway as Carlson raced low and Shadow Kitchner entered the picture after having started ninth on the field. Carlson attacked for the lead on lap 17 and he took the point, but a caution flag flew, slowing the pace and placing Anderson back out front because a lap had not been scored with Carlson in the lead. Under green, Anderson led the way as Kitchner raced side by side with Carlson. On lap 22 Kitchner took the position and set his sights on Anderson. On the final circuit of the race, he moved under the leader and edged to the front through turns three and four. However, Anderson's momentum on the high side carried him back up beside Kitchner as they drag raced to the line. Anderson slipped back past Kitchner for a close and exciting victory as Kitchner was denied his first ever feature win outside of carts. Cody Carlson, Josh Smith, and Derek Haas all finished in the top five. It was Andrew Hanson and Jim Randall winning the WISSOTA Street Stock heats but at feature time, it was all Parker Anderson as he started on the pole and led the entire way to the checkered flag and win. The race went caution free for the first seven laps, but a spinning car caused a break in action. There were caution flags on two straight attempts to get back under green, but all was clean on the third try. On lap 11, Andrew Hanson began to close on the leader, but another caution slowed the pace as they worked lap 13. Back at speed, Anderson held the point as Jim Randall joined Hanson in a side by side battle behind him. Hanson took sole possession and moved his nose under the leader through turn four coming to one to go. Anderson held course and Randall moved up high to try to steal the show. Anderson was the leader at the line for the win as Randall was able to overtake Hanson for second. The top three runners finished in very tight formation. Jay Kesan and Adam Soltis both scored top five finishes behind them. Mike Schnider and Travis Hazelton won their WISSOTA Pure Stock heats and Schnider went on to sweep the evening after racing from fifth to the win in the feature. George Richards led early and on lap two, cars became bunched up on the straightway and Bob Thompson was victim to a roll over. The red flag flew and after his car was righted and removed, they restarted. Under green, Schnider moved in on the leader and the two raced side by side for the point. On lap seven Schnider took the lead for good over Richards and Ryan Olson ran in third. The top three moved away from the others but on lap 16, Richards and Pat Smith both broke down and retired from the event. Both cars were running in the top five at the time. Schnider went on to win with Olson in tow. Travis Hazelton was scored in third over Brent Mindock and tenth starting Bryar Zimmerman in fifth. Jason Junker and Jake Halterman topped the EVS Hornet heats, and Jake Halterman made short work of the feature from the pole. Junker, Jason Helgeson, and Chad Halterman rounded out the top five. On Saturday night, the second evening of racing action, the races were delayed early due to rain, but the speedway was packed back in and was blistering fast and smooth. The WISSOTA Modifieds had two heats which were won by Nick Koehler and Mike Anderson. Later in the night, the feature proved to be a classic as it ran with two drivers up front putting on an amazing show. Michael Truscott took the lead from the pole at the drop of the green as Curt Myers settled into second. Mike Anderson found his way to third and then overtook the runner up position. About five laps in, Anderson drove from the high side of turn three and four and was able to get a nose under the leader in turn one. Truscott was very stout though as he maintained the point. Anderson tried again the next lap but again was not successful. Truscott continued his torrid pace as Anderson adjusted his line to come off turn four and maintain in the upper groove. He nearly got beside the leader the following lap, but it took one more circuit for him to get even with Truscott at the flag stand. He was able to attack the turn one cushion and he secured the point coming out of turn two and flying down the backstretch. It was not over yet though as the two modified masters drove the ultra-high side with Anderson out front and Truscott in his shadow. They moved into lapped traffic and both were perfect as they stayed glued together other than when Truscott would try to shoot low coming into the corners on occasion with the hope of slipping past the leader. With two laps to go, Anderson established a slight advantage in turn four and put a few car lengths between he and second. Anderson drove to the win with Truscott in tow in an outstanding show. Behind the leaders there was also a terrific race occurring as Curt Myers drove to the line in third position. He looked extremely competitive in his modified, giving a glimpse of what he is capable of when he begins to focus on a single program in 2021. Jason Richardson and Nick Koehler both had fine runs which ended in top five finishes. The WISSOTA Super Stock heats were won by Tommy Richards and Curt Myers as the A-main was marred with cautions and featured aggressive driving and bent tin. It was Richards to the lead early as sixth starting Nick Oreskovich quickly moved in and battled with Dave Flynn for second. Soon, Curt Myers could be seen moving into the top five. Oreskovich used the high side to overtake second and Myers found his way past Flynn for third. A spin slowed the pace and the restart had a caution of its own. Under green, Oreskovich moved beside the leader and edged his way into first. The caution flag flew again before the lap was scored and Richards regained the point. The restart saw a fine battle between Richards and Oreskovich but a multi-car crash on the backstretch slowed the pace. They crashed again in turns one and two on the restart and it took another attempt to get up to speed. This time, Myers drove low and pulled a slider on Richards, but Richards crossed over and drove even down the backstretch. They drove door to door to the line with Myers with a slight advantage, but a two-car spin in turn four again slowed the pace and gave the lead back to Richards for the restart. The restart again saw aggressive movement up front with a tight race down the backstretch. Richards maintained the lead with Myers in second and Oreskovich in third. The front two began to pull away but there was another caution flag with a turn four spin. On the restart, Myers again used the slider to pass Richards but, he in turn crossed over and pulled back under Myers. As two cars raced for one mark on the raceway, Myers drove into turn three very deep and dropped down across Richards' nose and there was solid contact. Myers now held the point and Richards had to gather up his racecar, dropping him to fourth in the running order. He quickly recovered to third and shortly thereafter, there was yet another unrelated caution slowing the race. The lineup put Myers up front with Oreskovich up high and Richards below him in the second row. At speed, Myers moved away as the two others fought for position with Oreskovich taking the spot. One final caution flag flew for debris which forced a green, white, checkered run to the flag. It was Myers in control for the final two circuits as he drove to the win with Oreskovich in second and Richards finishing third. D.J. Keeler worked himself into the top five over the last several laps and finished in fourth as Dave Flynn was scored in fifth. The WISSOTA Midwest Modified heats were won by Shane Halopka, Cody Carlson. and Derek Haas. The start of the feature saw Josh Smith move from the pole to the lead as George Dalbeck moved into second and Shane Halopka to third. Dalbeck chased for several laps and closed on Smith, when on lap nine, he moved beside the leader on the inside and was able to make the pass. Three laps later, Smith broke down and pulled into the infield. Dalbeck continued to lead as Halopka chased. He was able to get to the leader's bumper and searched the raceway up and down for an advantage. It was Dalbeck holding his own and leading to the checkers with Halopka in second. Cody Carlson, Derek Haas, and Ryan Savoy each had fine runs to fill out the top five finishers. A single WISSOTA Street Stock heat saw Adam Soltis carry the checkered flag. At feature time, Cody Cimfl led from the outside of the front row early, but Danny Richards moved beside him on lap two and he was able to grab the lead soon thereafter. It was Parker Anderson driving from the third row to challenge for the lead. The two front runners raced door to door and on lap seven, Anderson drove into first. As the night wore on, Anderson moved away to the win as the race ran caution free. Behind him, Richards maintained in second and although Andrew Hanson closed on Cimfl, he had to settle for fourth. Soltis rounded out the top five. The WISSOTA Pure Stock heats were topped by Ryan Clausen and Mike Schnider as Schnider drew the pole for the feature and drove to a sweep on the weekend with a dominating run. There was one caution flag to slow the pace on lap eleven and a second yellow on the restart attempt. They got back under green and drove the remainder to the checkered flag. It was Schnider well in control with George Richards coming home in second. The top five finishers included Ryan Olson, Bob Thompson, and Ryan Clausen. Jason Junker topped the EVS Hornet heat, but Jake Halterman won the feature easily from the pole. Jason Helgeson, Danny Halterman; Brandon Gleiter, and seventh starting Craig Oas finished in the top five. This marks the end of the 2020 season at the Eagle Valley Speedway. The staff thanks everyone for the fine season and look forward to seeing the racers and fans return in 2021. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2020 WISSOTA MODIFIED FEATURE: 1- Michael Truscott (3); 2- Matt Leer (2); 3- Jake Smith (4); 4- Mike Anderson (6); 5- Paul Harelstad (1); 6- Grant Southworth (5); 7- Jason Richardson (11); 8- Nick Koehler (9); 9- Mike Knopps (7); 10- Curt Myers (15); 11- Steve Hallquist (13); 12- Cole Varsho (8); 13- Scott Duval (10); 14- Pat Hoffman (17), 15- Zack Drews (16); 16- Sam Fankhauser (12); 17- Kyle Helling (14); 18- Zach Gibson (20); 19- Paul Suzik (18); 20- Tyler Stargardt (21); Tyler Vernon DNS; Mark Hanson DNS, Jake Hartung DNS HEAT ONE: Grant Southworth, Paul Harlestad, Cole Varsho, Scott Duvall, Steve Hallquist, Zack Drews, Mark Hanson, Jake Hartung HEAT TWO: Mike Knopps, Nick Koehler, Jake Smith, Jason Richardson, Kyle Helling, Pat Hoffman, Tyler Vernon, Tyler Stargardt HEAT THREE: Mike Anderson, Matt Leer, Michael Truscott, Same Fankhauser, Curt Myers, Paul Suzik, Zach Gibson WISSOTA SUPER STOCK FEATURE: 1- Curt Myers (8); 2- Dave Flynn (3); 3- Jeff Brauer (7); 4- Nick Oreskovich (6); 5- Tommy Richards (4); 6- Bart Steffen (5); 7- Jason Schill (2); 8- Eric Olson (18); 9- Rich Bishop (10); 10- Darrel Hazelton (9); 11-Chad Johnson (9); 12- CJ Wagner (13); 13- Dylan Leu (15); 14- Jeffrey Eisner Jr (19); 15- Jim Harris (14) DNF; 16- Jason Quarders (16); 17- Tony Falkner (1) DNF; 18- Mike Siewert (17) DNF; 19- Scott Geiger (12) DNF HEAT ONE: Tommy Richards, Dave Flynn, Bart Steffen, Jeff Brauer, Darrel Hazelton, Chad Johnson, CJ Wagner, Jim Harris, Dylan Leu, Jason Quarders HEAT TWO: Curt Myers, Nick Oreskovich, Tony Falkner, Jason Schill, Rich Bishop, Scott Geiger, Mike Siewert, Eric Olson, Jeffrey Eisner Jr WISSOTA Midwest Modified Feature: 1- Travis Anderson (1); 2- Shadow Kitchner (9); 30 Cody Carlson (3); 4- Josh Smith (5); 5- Derek Haas (6), 6- Kent Baxter (11); 7- George Dalbeck (21); 8- Jimmy Latvala (2); 9- Steve Haas (4); 10- Shane Halopka (14); 11- Ross Fuhrman (8); 12- Wike Widmann (13); 13- Jack Rivord (18); 14- Craig Haas (24); 15- Antonio Pintaro (19); 16- Dalton Mains (23); 17- George Truscott (17); 18- Kennedy Swan (15); 19- Tyler Vernon (16) DNF; 20- Ryan Savoy (10) DNF; 21- Dylan Goettl (7) DNF; 22- Tony Bahr (12) DNF; 23- Jay Richardson (20) DNF; 24- Michael Truscott (22) DNF WISSOTA MIDWEST MODIFIED B-FEATURE: George Dalbeck, Michael Truscott, Dalton Mains, Craig Haas, Lou Puzio, Chris Bretting, Cory Deilke, John Mueller, Jesse Raffaelli, Bryan Pretzman, Taylor Olson, Dan Larson, Lake Stai, Tommy Richards, Chad Selk HEAT ONE: Josh Smith, Derrek Haas, Shadow Kitchner, Mike Widmann, Gorge Truscott, George Truscott, George Dalbeck, Cory Deilke, Tommy Richards, Chad Selk HEAT TWO: Ross Fuhrman, Travis Anderson, Ryan Savoy, Shane Halopka, Jack Rivord, Michael Truscott, Dalton Mains, Taylor Olson, Lou Puzio HEAT THREE: Dylan Goettl, Cody Carlson, Kent Baxter, Kennedy Swan, Antonio Pintaro, Bryan Pretzman, John Mueller, Chris Bretting, Craig Haas HEAT FOUR: Jimmy Latvala, Steve Haas, Tony Bahr, Tyler Vernon, Jay Richardson, Dan Larson Jr, Jake Stai, Jesse Raffaelli WISSOTA STREET STOCK FEATURE: 1- Parker Anderson (1); 2- Jim Randall (6); 3- Andrew Hanson (2); 4- Jay Kesan (5); 5- Adam Soltis (8); 6- Braden Brauer (10) 7- Michael Tuma (14); 8- Caiden Engel (9); 9- Kolton Brauer (12); 10- Travis Loew (4); 11- Danny Richards (3) DNF; 12- Cody Cimfl (15) DNF; 13- Dustin Holub (7); 14- Dalton Hazelton (13) DNF; 15- Troy Fransway (11) DNF HEAT ONE: Andrew Hanson, Parker Anderson, Danny Richards, Dustin Holub, Caiden Engel, Troy Fransway, Dalton Hazelton, Michael Tuma HEAT TWO: Jim Randall, Travis Loew, Jay Kesan, Adam Soltis, Braden Brauer, Kolton Brauer, Cody Cimfl WISSOTA PURE STOCK FEATURE: 1- Mike Schnider (5); 2- Ryan Olson (4); 3- Travis Hazelton (3); 4- Brent Mindock (8); 5- Bryar Zimmerman (10); 6- Joey Prusak (7); 7- Leo Moos (13); 8- Tristan Scheuermann (14); 9- Michael Grover (12); 10- Terry Kemp (15); 11- Ryan Clausen (1) DNF; 12- George Richards (2) DNF; 13- Patrick Smith (9) DNF; 14- Michael Holmstrom (19) DNF; 15- Chris Gross (16) DNF; 16- Donnie Geiger (11) DNF; 17- Bob Thompson (6) DNF; 18- Cory Jorgensen (18) DNF; Trenten Holub DNS; Karles Knopps DNS HEAT ONE: Mike Schnider, Ryan Clausen, Brent Mindock, Ryan Olson, Patrick Smith, Donnie Geiger, Leo Moos, Trenton Holub, Cory Jorgensen, Michael Holmstrom HEAT TWO: Travis Hazelton, Georg Richards, Bob Thompson, Joey Prusak, Bryar Zimmerman, Michael Grover, Tristan Scheuermann, Terry Kemp, Chris Gross, Karles Knopps EVS HORNETS FEATURE: 1- Jake Halterman (1), 2- Brandon Gleiter (4); 3- Jason Junker (6); 4- Jason Helgeson (8); 5- Chad Halterman (5); 6- Mitch Kieber (2); 7- Craig Oas (10); 8- Jody Halterman (9); 9- Gavin Moncher (7) DNF; Randy Wiederholt DNS HEAT ONE: Jason Junker, Chad Halterman, Mitch Kieber, Randy Wiederholt, Jody Halterman HEAT TWO: Jake Halterman, Jason Helgeson, Brandon Gleiter, Gavin Moncher, Craig Oas SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2020 WISSOTA MODIFIED FEATURE: 1- Mike Anderson (4); 2- Michael Truscott (1); 3- Curt Myers (3); 4- Jason Richardson (6); 5- Nick Koehler (8); 6- Paul Harelstad (7); 7- Steve Hallquist (5); 8- Mike Knopps (2); 9- Zack Drews (15); 10- Pat Hoffman (9); 11- Cole Varsho (10); 12- Scott Duval (11); 13- Zach Gibson (13); 14- Tyler Stargardt (14); 15- Paul Suzik (12) DNF HEAT ONE: Nick Koehler, Steve Hallquist, Michael Truscott, Jason Richardson, Pat Hoffman, Scott Duval, Zach Gibson, Zack Drews HEAT TWO: Mike Anderson, Curt Myers, Paul Harelstad, Mike Knopps, Cole Varsho, Paul Suzik, Tyler Stargardt WISSOTA SUPER STOCK FEATURE: 1- Curt Myers (7); 2- Nick Oreskovich (6); 3- Tommy Richards (2); 4- Duane (D.J.) Keeler (5); 5- Dave Flynn (1); 6- Austin Workman (4); 7- Rich Bishop (9); 8- Scott Geiger (11); 9- Dylan Leu (15); 10- Dean Butler (14); 11- Chad Johnson (8); 12- C.J. Wagner (13) DNF 13- Mike Siewert (3) DNF; 14- Jason Quarders (10) DNF; 15- Jeffery Eisner Jr (12) DNF; Tony Falkner DNS; Jeff Bauer DNS HEAT ONE: Tommy Richards, Nick Oreskovich, Dave Flynn, Mike Siewert, Rich Bishop, Scott Geiger, C.J. Wagner, Dylan Leu, Jeff Brauer HEAT TWO: Curt Myers, Chad Johnson, Duane (D.J.) Keeler, Austin Workman, Jason Quarders, Jeffery Eisner Jr, Dean Butler, Tony Falkner WISSOTA MIDWEST MODIFIED FEATURE: 1- George Dalbeck (2); 2- Shane Halopka (5); 3- Cody Carlson (7); 4- Derek Haas (80); 5- Ryan Savoy (4); 6- Jay Richardson (11); 7- Ross Fuhrman (6); 8- Kennedy Swan (9) 9- Shadow Kitchner (15); 10- Dylan Goettl (13); 11- Tyler Vernon (12); 12- Jimmy Latvala (9); 13- Tommy Richards (16); 14- Mike Widmann (10); 15- Steve Haas (19); 16- Craig Haas (20); 17- Chris Bretting (21) 18- Jesse Raffaelli (17); 19- Cole Mueller (18); 20- Lou Puzio (22) DNF; 21- Josh Smith (1) DNF; 22- George Truscott (14) DNF; 23- Kent Baxter (25) DNF; Deilke, Cory DNS; Bryan Pretzman DNS; Taylor Olson DNS HEAT ONE: Shane Halopka, Ryan Savoy, Josh Smith, Mike Widmann, Dylan Goettl, Tommy Richards, Steve Haas, Chris Bretting, Lou Puzio HEAT TWO: Cody Carlson, Jimmy Latvala, Kennedy Swan, Jay Richardson, George Truscott, Jesse Raffaelli, Cory Deilke, Bryan Pretzman, Taylor Olson HEAT THREE: Derek Haas, George Dalbeck, Ross Fuhrman, Tyler Vernon, Shadow Kitchner, Cole Mueller, Craig Haas, Kent Baxter WISSOTA STREET STOCK FEATURE: 1- Parker Anderson, (5); 2- Danny Richards (4); 3- Cody Cimfl (2); 4- Andrew Hanson (6); 5- Adam Soltis (1); 6-Dustin Holub (9); 7- Braden Brauer (3); 8- Kolton Brauer (8); 9- Ty Agen (7) DNF HEAT ONE: Adam Soltis, Parker Anderson, Braden Brauer, Cody Cimfl, Danny Richards, Andrew Hanson, Ty Agen, Kolton Brauer, Dustin Holub WISSOTA PURE STOCK FEATURE: 1- Mike Schnider (1); 2- George Richards (2); 3- Ryan Olson (6); 4- Bob Thompson (4); 5- Ryan Clausen (8); 6- Brent Mindock (3); 7- Travis Hazelton (9); 8- Dustin Holub (7); 9- Bryar Zimmerman (10); 10- Tristan Scheuermann (11); 11- Donnie Geiger (14); 12- Michael Grover (12); 13- Terry Kemp (16); 14- Michael Holmstrom (13); 15- Cory Jorgensen (5) DNF; Randy Shackleton DNS HEAT ONE: Ryan Clausen, George Richards, Cory Jorgensen, Bob Thompson, Travis Hazelton, Tristan Scheuermann, Randy Shackleton, Terry Kemp HEAT TWO: Mike Schnider, Ryan Olson, Dustin Holub, Brent Mindock, Bryar Zimmerman, Michael Grover, Michael Holmstrom, Donnie Geiger EVS HORNET FEATURE: 1- Jake Halterman (1); 2- Jason Helgeson (2); 3- Danny Halterman (5); 4- Brandon Gleiter (4); 5- Craig Oas (7); 6- Jody Halterman (6); 7- Jason Junker (3) HEAT ONE: Jason Junker, Jake Halterman, Brandon Gleiter, Danny Halterman, Jason Helgeson, Jody Halterman, Craig Oas
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