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DELLINGER WINS PRESTIGIOUS GARY WOLFORD SUPER SPORTSMAN 100 AT BAPS
DELLINGER WINS PRESTIGIOUS GARY WOLFORD SUPER SPORTSMAN 100 AT BAPS dirt track racing news
York Haven, Pa. (9/14/19) - Scott Dellinger came into the 2019 season with high expectations in the Super Sportsman division at BAPS Motor Speedway. There was a lot to live up to. A year ago, Dellinger posted nine wins on his way to the BAPS Motor Speedway track championship and also captured the biggest race of the season, the prestigious Sportsman 100. Fast forward to this season, and things haven't come as easy. Dellinger has scaled back to two wins and been chasing division dominator Kenny Edkin for most of the season. But, the roles switched Saturday night. Dellinger was the man to beat, and he held off a charging Garrett Williamson over an entertaining final two laps to score the win in the 45th annual Gary Wolford Super Sportsman 100. "I know I'm second on the list for 100 wins, so it means a lot," Dellinger said after the hard-fought win. "I know a lot of guys ran for a lot of years and never won it. "I wish I knew the answer to it … longevity or just that we hit it right. I just have to thank my guys. We have been doing the same thing all year, chasing the 75-car [Edkin]. They are on their game, and I was there last year. So, I know what it's like." Some of the best drivers to ever sit in a Super Sportsman have won this event multiple times. But, only one, Frankie Herr, has sat in Victory Lane more than Dellinger, who has five wins to Herr's eight. This march wasn't as easy as some of his Sportsman 100 victories in the past. Dellinger started sixth on the grid and had to methodically make his way to the front. John Edkin started on the pole, but outside pole-sitter Paul Miller grabbed the early lead and led the first 20 circuits. Edkin didn't go far and was able to pass Miller to take the point on Lap 21. Miller wasn't done. He retook the spot from Edkin one lap later and paced the field until Dellinger broke through and took the lead on Lap 26. "This is the best I've felt after a 100," Dellinger said. "Usually, your tongue is dragging when you get out, but I feel pretty decent, right now. "I'm just glad I got to the front when I did. The track was very racy tonight. We actually prepared for a dry-slick track and had to go back and change a bunch of stuff before we started tonight." Continued Dellinger, "I have to thank my guys. Ben Engle, especially. I had him about ready to quit because of a lack of effort on my part or maybe we just weren't getting it done. We feel very disappointed with the position we are in, but we are in good company. Everybody who is running in the front is really good." They were all chasing Dellinger, and there was plenty of good racing and positions changing in the top five. Miller was still in second and trying to hold off Russ Mitten. The battle ended when Mitten came to a stop on Lap 42. Kenny Edkin, who started 10th, was slowly making his way to the front and blew into the top five by the halfway point. As for Williamson, he slipped back to 15th at one point before reaching the top five by the fuel stop at Lap 60. "We came to life a quarter of the way before the first red," Williamson said. "I was very tight at the beginning, but I had a feeling it was going to slick up. At one point, I was back to 15th and had to step up the pace." While Dellinger continued to lead, Williamson asserted himself. He stalked Kenny Edkin and Miller lap-after-lap and finally took the runner-up spot by the completion of Lap 85. It was go-time. Williamson chopped into Dellinger's lead and was within striking distance with five laps to go. Things got interesting with two to go, as Williamson closed to within three car-lengths. "I think we would've been pretty clear, easy going, but I think we lost a motor with three to go," Dellinger said. "We dropped a cylinder, something, because I could hear everyone coming and knew they were coming fast." Dellinger was pinned to the bottom of the speedway, while Williamson got up on the cushion. The lead was down to a car-length at the white flag, and it was shaping up for a close finish. Williamson got a run off Turn 2 and got to the inside of Dellinger on the backstretch. The leader came down to the bottom, and the two made slight contact in the fourth corner, but both competitors kept their car underneath them. It was a drag race to the finish, and Dellinger had just enough on the bottom to take a .267-second victory at the stripe. "I thought we were going around, but he got off me," Dellinger said. "I appreciate it. I would've done the same for him. It's one thing to win it, and it's another thing to win it by taking someone out. "I know I probably crowded him a little down the backstretch, because we were out of power, but I knew he was coming with a full head of steam." Williamson was pleased with a second-place run. Kenny Edkin, Luke Deatrick, and Frankie Herr completed the top five. "I damn near hit the wall in one and two, but I didn't really care," Williamson said. "I was trying to drive the wheels off it. "Anywhere I needed to put the car, that's where I put it. I wasn't going to take Dellinger out. It's the biggest race of the year, and I had a fun time trying to get to him." Kenny Edkin set quick time for the 23-car field with a lap of 16.855. The top 12 in time trials were locked into the feature, with Rich Eichelberger and Timmie Barrick winning the twin consolations. Brian Walls continued his dominance over the Morgan Paving/Aqua Fun Pools Street Stock field by winning the 20-lap main event. Chad Smith started on the outside of the front row and led the first two circuits. Walls charged to the front on Lap 3 and never looked back over the rest of the race distance. Smith held on for second, with Will Walls, Bud Witmer, and Kyle Saylor completing the top five. Will Walls won Artwerks Hard Charger honors, advancing from seventh to third. Eddie Richards and Brian Walls were heat winners for the 15-car field. BAPS Motor Speedway York Haven, Pa. Saturday, September 14, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DOVER INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY GARY WOLFORD SUPER SPORTSMAN 100 Feature (100 Laps) - 1. 30-Scott Dellinger, ; 2. 32-Garrett Williamson, ; 3. 75-Kenny Edkin, ; 4. 5D-Luke Deatrick, ; 5. 70D-Frankie Herr, ; 6. 2M-Matt Ondek, ; 7. 3B-Mike Enders, ; 8. 35-John Edkin, ; 9. 318-Steve Fannasy, ; 10. 360-Jay Fannasy, ; 11. 71K-Tyler Wolford, ; 12. 34-Chuck Landis, ; 13. 38-Allan Hallman, ; 14. (DNF) 14-Nate Young, ; 15. (DNF) 58-Paul Miller, ; 16. (DNF) 1A-Chase Gutshall, ; 17. (DNF) 22-Daniel John, ; 18. (DNF) 7-Timmie Barrick, ; 19. (DNF) 77-Russ Mitten, ; 20. (DNF) 8-Rich Eichelberger, ; 21. (DNF) 77W-Tom Wyckoff, ; 22. (DNF) 91-Lanny Hake, ; (DNS) 18-Dave Conrad. Lap Leaders - Paul Miller (1-20), John Edkin (21), Miller (22-25), Scott Dellinger (26-100) Super Sportsman Time Trial Finish - 1. 75-Kenny Edkin 16.855; 2. 360-Jay Fannasy 16.999; 3. 1A-Chase Gutshall 17.184; 4. 70D-Frankie Herr 17.190; 5. 30-Scott Dellinger 17.191; 6. 71K-Tyler Wolford 17.244; 7. 14-Nate Young 17.290; 8. 77-Russ Mitten 17.355; 9. 58-Paul Miller 17.398; 10. 35-John Edkin 17.432; 11. 32-Garrett Williamson 17.501; 12. 2M-Matt Ondek 17.516; 13. 5D-Luke Deatrick 17.532; 14. 7-Timmie Barrick 17.547; 15. 8-Rich Eichelberger 17.667; 16. 3B-Mike Enders 17.773; 17. 34-Chuck Landis 17.882; 18. 77W-Tom Wyckoff 17.911; 19. 22-Daniel John 18.071; 20. 38-Allan Hallman 18.480; 21. 91-Lanny Hake 21.451; 22. 18-Dave Conrad No Time. Super Sportsman B Main 1 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify) - 1. 8-Rich Eichelberger, ; 2. 318-Steve Fannasy, ; 3. 5D-Luke Deatrick, ; 4. 34-Chuck Landis, ; 5. 22-Daniel John, ; (DNS) 91-Lanny Hake. Super Sportsman B Main 2 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify) - 1. 7-Timmie Barrick, ; 2. 3B-Mike Enders, ; 3. 77W-Tom Wyckoff, ; 4. (DNF) 38-Allan Hallman, ; (DNS) 18-Dave Conrad. MORGAN PAVING/AQUAFUN POOLS STREET STOCKS Feature (20 Laps) - 1. 2W-Brian Walls, ; 2. 99-Chad Smith, ; 3. 14W-Will Walls, ; 4. 41W-Bud Witmer, ; 5. 14-Kyle Saylor, ; 6. 43-Eric Tripp, ; 7. 7P-Jim Palm, ; 8. 80D-Greg Diehl, ; 9. 64-Brandon Wanner, ; 10. 64W-Stan Wanner, ; 11. 15-Brian Boughter, ; 12. (DNF) 65-Bill Wentz, ; 13. (DNF) M1-Mike Potts, ; 14. (DNF) 2-Kory Sites, ; 15. (DNF) FOUR-Eddie Richards,  Lap Leaders - Chad Smith (1-2), Brian Walls (3-20) Street Stock Heat 1 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) - 1. FOUR-Eddie Richards, ; 2. 99-Chad Smith, ; 3. 41W-Bud Witmer, ; 4. 14W-Will Walls, ; 5. 64-Brandon Wanner, ; 6. 15-Brian Boughter, ; 7. 2-Kory Sites, ; 8. 64W-Stan Wanner, . Street Stock Heat 2 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) - 1. 2W-Brian Walls, ; 2. 7P-Jim Palm, ; 3. 14-Kyle Saylor, ; 4. M1-Mike Potts, ; 5. 43-Eric Tripp, ; 6. 80D-Greg Diehl, ; 7. (DNF) 65-Bill Wentz, .
Racing Returns With Five Division Program At Ocean Speedway This Friday
Racing Returns With Five Division Program At Ocean Speedway This Friday dirt track racing news
Watsonville, CA...After a month off, Ocean Speedway will roar to life with the sound of race cars once again this Friday night. It's a five division program that will feature the IMCA Modifieds and IMCA Sport Modifieds. Also competing will be the Western Midgets, Hobby Stocks and the Police N Pursuit cars. With 12 races in the record books, the IMCA Modifieds are still having a close battle at the top of the standings. Only 13 points separate the Top 3 drivers as Austin Burke leads brother Cody Burke by four points and Jim Pettit II by 13. All three drivers have seven Top 5 finishes each. Reigning champion Cody Burke has picked up two victories, while Pettit has one. Austin Burke managed to gain the lead following the most recent race, where he earned a season best second place finish. Meanwhile, Jeff Decker has a pretty good hold on fourth in the standings. Recently, Decker picked up his first feature win of the season out at Antioch Speedway, but he is still looking for a win at his home track. It's a competitive field that will likely include such hard chargers as past champions Robert Marsh and Nick DeCarlo, Anthony Copeland, Raymond Keldsen Jr and rookie Anthony Giuliani. Six-time champion Bobby Hogge IV leads the class with five feature victories, and it could be that he's here trying for a sixth win as he tunes up for the Pat & Jim Pettit Memorial Shootout race that is scheduled for next week. The IMCA Sport Modified championship race is starting to tilt in the direction of second-generation racer Jarrod Mounce. The driver from Atwater now holds a 28 point advantage over Adrianne Frost as he has all Top 5 finishes in his 13 starts, including two victories. Frost is also a two-time winner and holds a 20 point lead over third ranked Justin McPherson. With three victories each, Kevin Johnson and Guy Ahlwardt hold the fourth and fifth positions. Ahlwardt leads Johnson by a wide margin in the IMCA State championship race. The numbers have been up all season long in this division as several drivers have been coming to town for a night of racing on the fast quarter-mile clay oval. Some of the other stars to watch for this week include rookie Kelly Campanile, Charlie Hunter, Max Baggett, Randy Miller and Steven Allee. The Western Midget division has done a good job of getting established in their first season at the speedway. They've averaged about a half dozen cars per race, and David Prickett has scored victories in three of the five events held so far. This gives him a 22 point advantage over Randi Pankratz. Like Prickett, Pankratz has scored four Top 5 finishes, and she's in no danger of losing second in the standings. Greg Edenholm is currently third in points. The most recent winner was Keoni Texeira, a native of Honolulu, Hawaii. Texeira has spent recent seasons running with the Northwest Focus Midget group up in Washington and Northern Oregon. There's been positive buzz for this division at both Watsonville and Ventura, which bodes well for the future. In the Hobby Stock division, Rob Gallaher continues to lead the way over his father Joe Gallaher. Rob has picked up 11 Top 5 finishes in his 12 starts, which includes a division leading five victories. Joe has done an exceptional job as well with three wins of his own. The championship could still go either way between these two. DJ Keldsen maintains third in the standings by 39 points ahead of recent feature winner Jerry Skelton. These four are anticipated this week, and others to watch for include the father-son team of Bobby Huckaby Sr and Jr, past champion Wally Kennedy, Nick Triolo and Ryan Muller. Rounding out the program is Championship Night for the Police N Pursuit division. The various representatives of different law enforcement agencies do a little bit of public outreach and also help raise money for the Special Olympics. With two victories to his credit, John Hohmann of the Scott's Valley Police Department has a 47 point lead over Roy Iler after seven races. Iler, who is from the San Benito Sheriff's Office, leads Stephen Fernandes of the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office by just 10 points. Other stars of the group include two-time winners Dan Anderson and Jesse Mueller, Adam Rikalo, Justin Rhoades and Tony Weir. There will be plenty of exciting action happening at the speedway this Friday night. The season is getting closer to ending, but there's still some opportunities for drivers to make their moves up the point ladder. For further information, go to www.racepmg.com.
Petaluma Speedway Wraps Up Championship Point Racing Saturday Night
Petaluma Speedway Wraps Up Championship Point Racing Saturday Night dirt track racing news
Petaluma, CA...It's been an exciting season at Petaluma Speedway the year. Promoter Rick Faeth has offered up many entertaining shows for the fans to enjoy. Though this Saturday will be the final point race, October will still have three events on the schedule with extra money on the line. This Saturday night, the PitStopUSA.com Wingless Spec Sprints, Lumberjacks Restaurant Super Stocks, Santa Rosa Auto Body 600 Micros and Jake's Performance Hobbies Mini Stocks will all take their turns on the 3/8 mile adobe oval Angelique Bell appears to be headed for the Wingless Spec Sprint championship. Last time out, she enjoyed another Top 10 finish, giving her eight total in her nine starts. She also has four Top 5 finishes and one feature triumph. This would be her second Spec Sprint championship as she was the Silver Dollar Speedway title winner a few seasons ago. There is still the possibility of a few positions changing hands. With Sparky Howard not having such a good night the last time out, Scott Chapeta closed in on him even more with his fourth place finish. Cody Fendley has scored two victories this season and was third at the most recent race. On that occasion, past Winged 360 Sprint Car champion Bradley Terrell was making history. Not only did he win the big PitStopUSA.com Shootout race for the Winged 360 Sprint Cars, pocketing $3,000 in the process, he also won his fourth Spec Sprint feature of the season. If Terrell shows up this week, he is certainly somebody to contend with. Some of the stars of the show to watch for this week include Top 5 ranked Boy Moniz, Keith Calvino, Bob Davis, long time Petaluma competitor Tony Bernard and Dennis Furia Jr. Normally, when a division championship has been wrapped up, there may not be much excitement going into the next two races. However, it's different in the Lumberjacks Restaurant Super Stocks. Reigning champion Mitch Machado is on the verge of history. He has won all 10 Main Events this year in the Baker Motorsports entry, giving him a commanding lead in the championship battle over past champion Steve Studebaker. If Machado wins this week, he will have won every point earning event of the season. If he is able to win the Adobe Cup/Bob McCoy Memorial big money race the following week, he will be the only driver in the history of the speedway to win every Main Event in this division for the entire season. This makes Machado a marked man going into the week. Studebaker has been very consistent this season with nine top 5 finishes in his 10 starts. Last time out saw him earn his division leading fifth runner-up finish with his closest point rival, two-time champion Matt While, fishing third. While tops the division with four third place finishes to go with his one second place effort. There is still the possibility that While could pass Studebaker should Studebaker slip up. Should While slip up, Gary Adams could seize the opportunity to move up a spot into third. Adams has matched While with four third place finishes of his own. Some of the other stars to watch for this week include Manny Avila, past champion Shawn McCoy, Tim O'Hara, Austin Ohlinger and Sid Hess. There is a close battle taking place in the 600 Micro Sprints. Despite being rather dominant at times with four feature victories in his seven starts, Nick Robfogel is not leading the way. The very consistent Justin Adiego has a 15 point advantage. Adiego has all Top 5 finishes in his seven starts, including one win, one second and three third place efforts. It will be a challenge for Robfogel to get past Adiego in the standings even if he wins. Kyle Grissom has also picked up a feature win this season and holds third in the standings by 22 points ahead of Carroll Mendenhall. These four are anticipated this week along with Rob Brown, Sam Borland, Anton Gianini and Trevor Mendenhall. The Mini Stock championship battle comes to a close with teammates Jeremy Tjensvold and Tom Brown enjoying a good battle. Both drivers have earned Top 5 finishes in each of their eight starts, but Tjensvold has five victories to three for Brown. Brown is the reigning champion and has a shot at becoming the first repeat champion in this class in more than a decade. Everybody else in the pack would just like to make a trip to the winner's circle. However, beating the two leaders seems to be easier said than done. Sophie Shelly is currently running third, 19 points in front of Darien Balestrini and 21 ahead of Roy Dearing. Dearing earned his second runner-up finish of the season last time out, but Balestrini has six Top 5 finishes to five for Dearing. It's possible there could be some changes in the order after this race. Others to watch for include Antonio Miramontez, Randy Miramontez, Jason Grover and Danny Manzoni. Saturday's show wraps up the championship racing with another entertaining lineup of divisions. However, racing will continue in October with the Seventh Annual Adobe Cup/Bob McCoy open show on October 5th, featuring PitStopUSA.com Winged 360 Sprint Cars and Lumberjacks Restaurant Super Stocks. The following weekend will offer USAC Western 360 Sprint Cars and General Hydroponics Redwood Dwarf Cars and the season will close out a week after that with a $1,000 to win makeup race for the McLea's Tire Service IMCA Modifieds. The PitStopUSA.com Wingless Spec Sprints, General Hydroponics Redwood Dwarf Cars and the Jake's Performance Hobbies Mini Stocks will also be there. For further information on what's happening at the track, go to www.petaluma-speedway.com.
DeForest, Fraser, Dahlgren Win At Antioch Speedway
DeForest, Fraser, Dahlgren Win At Antioch Speedway dirt track racing news
Antioch, CA...September 14...Shawn DeForest won the 20 lap DIRTcar Late Model Main Event Saturday night at Antioch Speedway. DeForest was driving the Dennis Souza car, and his previous best finish in Souza's car was a second earlier this season. Rick Coffey led a lap before spinning in Turn 4 This put DeForest in the lead, but he spun in Turn 4 for a lap six yellow flag. Mike Hynes led the restart with Rod Oliver running close behind. Kimo Oreta hit the Turn 3 wall for a lap 10 yellow flag. DeForest was in thrd at that point, and he took the lead from Hynes on the restart. Oliver gained second a lap later after Hynes hit the wall in Turn 1. DeForest had Oliver running closely behind him the rest of the way, but he held on for the victory. Coffey finished third ahead of Oreta and John Soares. Tommy Fraser won the 20 lap B Modified Main Event. This was the eighth win of the season for the current point leader. After a complete restart for a spin in Turn 2, the race went non stop. Top rookie Cameron Swank set the early pace ahead of Kevin Brown. Reigning champion Trevor Clymens made a low pass in Turn 2 of the third lap to take second from Brown. Swank had a scary moment a lap later when a slower car swerved into his path in Turn 4 as Fraser gained third. The leaders came upon a spun car in Turn 4, and Clymens clipped the car and spun. Everybody kept going without a yellow as Swank led Fraser. A low pass in Turn 4 of the 12th lap gained Fraser the lead. Fraser would pull away to a straightaway advantage in victory as Swank won a close battle with Brown for second. Trevor Clymens and Tommy Clymens Jr completed the Top 5. Bob Newberry won the 20 lap Wingless Spec Sprint Main Event. This was the third win of the season for the two-time champion. Shannon Newton did not race, but he had already clinched the championship. Newberry raced underneath Rick Panfili in Turn 4 to grab the lead before the first lap was completed. Panfili and Mackenzie Newton got together on the back stretch as they worked the fourth lap, resulting in Newton flipping. She was not injured, and both drivers were out of the race. Newberry led Keith Calvino through one more yellow flag. On the 15th lap, Calvino flipped in Turn 2. The race was called for time with Newberry winning ahead of Cameron Martin, Kyle Bakkie, Austin Stone and Marcus Smith. Scott Dahlgren won the 20 lap Dwarf Car Main Event. This was the sixth win of the season for the new champion. Dahlgren and teammate Devan Kammermann shared the front row, and Dahlgren charged into the lead at the start. David Rosa settled into third as the first 15 laps went without a yellow flag. Kammermann spun trying to lap a slower car on the front stretch for a lap 15 yellow flag. Dahlgren continued to lead David Rosa and David Michael Rosa on the restart. Dahlgren led the rest of the way to win by a comfortable margin. David Michael Rosa made a low pass in Turn 4 on lap 18 to take second all the way to the checkered flag. Mike Corsaro made a late pass for third as David Rosa and Kammermann completed the Top 5. Chris Sorensen won the 20 lap Hobby Stock Main Event. Sorensen increased his point lead with his seventh win of the season as Breanna Troen spun late in her battle with Megan Ponciano. Sorensen had a front row start and led Ponciano early on. Troen struggled a bit in Turn 3 and spun on the opening lap without a yellow flag. Ponciano and Jason Robles were having a side by side battle for second with Robles gaining the spot on lap six. After the second yellow flag of the race on lap 10, Troen began her charge into the Top 5. Sorensen continued to lead Robles, and Troen started challenging Ponciano for third on lap 15. Troen spun in Turn 3, collecting Josh Leach for a lap 17 yellow flag. Sorensen maintained command on the restart and brought it home to a satisfying win ahead on Robles, Ponciano, Ken Johns and Lori Brown. Next week is the 17th Annual Chet Thomson Memorial Hardtop race. The B Modifieds will be racing for $750 to win. Also competing will be the A Modifieds, Limited Late Models and Hobby Stocks. For further information, go to www.antiochspeedway.com. All Star Series Antioch Speedway Unofficial Race Results Wingless Spec Sprints Heat Winners (6 Laps)-Kyle Bakkie, Bob Newberry. Main Event (20 Laps)-Bob Newberry, Cameron Martin, Kyle Bakkie, Austin Stone, Marcus Smith, Jeff Scotto, Peter Carlotta, Richard Otterstom, Dan Gonderman, Mackenzie Newton. DIRTcar Late Models Heat Winners (6 Laps)-Mike Hynes, Richard Papenhausen. Main Event (20 Laps)-Shawn DeForest, Rod Oliver, Rick Coffey, Kimo Oreta, John Soares, Mike Hynes, Richard Papenhausen. B Modifieds Heat Winners (6 Laps)-Tommy Fraser, Trevor Clymens. Main Event (20 Laps)-Tommy Fraser, Cameron Swank, Kevin Brown, Trevor Clymens, Tommy Clymens Jr, Frank Cefaliello, Tim Rolan. Hobby Stocks Heat Winners (6 Laps)-Jason Robles, Breanna Troen, Chris Sorensen. Main Event (20 Laps)-Chris Sorensen, Jason Robles, Megan Ponciano, Ken Johns, Lori Brown, Will Buirch, Kimo Oreta, James Thomson, Jacob Mallett Jr, Breanna Troen. Dwarf Cars Heat Winners (6 Laps)-Mike Corsaro, David Rosa. Main Event (20 Laps)-Scott Dahlgren, David Michael Rosa, Mike Corsaro, David Rosa, Devan Kammermann, Giovanni Bertoli, Mario Marques, Roberto Monroy, Travis Day, Dennis Gilcrease.
TIM MCCLELLAND CAPS ROOKIE SEASON WITH 1ST CAREER 358 SPRINT CAR VICTORY AT TRAIL-WAY SPEEDWAY
TIM MCCLELLAND CAPS ROOKIE SEASON WITH 1ST CAREER 358 SPRINT CAR VICTORY AT TRAIL-WAY SPEEDWAY dirt track racing news
Hanover, Pa. (9/13/19): By all accounts, Tim McClelland had a solid rookie 358 Sprint Car season at Trail-Way Speedway. Coming into the final 358 Sprint Car event of 2019, McClelland sat in the top ten in points with a handful of top-fives and eight top-tens in ten events. With Rookie of the Year honors secured, all McClelland wanted was the win. He did just that Friday night at Trail-Way Speedway. McClelland started on the pole for the 25-lap Hoosier Tire Mid Atlantic feature and took off on the start, pulling away to a sizeable lead over East Berlin's Cody Fletcher. "Starting up front, that's the main thing," McClelland said in victory lane, "It was my race to lose. Me as a rookie? I'm running scared the whole way. McClelland continued, "Funny thing is, my old man isn't even here tonight. It's just me, my wife, kids, my mom, my best buddy and the motor owner. I guarantee you my old man is mad right now because he wasn't here to witness it." McClelland approached lap cars by the seventh lap and wasted no time putting space between himself and Fletcher. With each car lapped, Fletcher weaved through the same cars, never allowing more than two cars to extend the distance between the front two. For the second week in a row, the 358 Sprint Car feature went nonstop, which allowed McClelland to keep a comfortable distance over the final laps of the race. With three laps to go and a pack of lapped cars in his sight, McClelland continued to hit his marks, although Fletcher was able to cut into his lead by over a second at the line. Following McClelland and Fletcher across the line was Hanover's Dylan Norris. Steve Owings started last and finished fourth, securing the 2019 358 Sprint Car track championship. While Owings was excited for his team's accomplishments, he was ready to take in McClelland's first victory lane experience. "Awesome job, Timmy McClelland," Owings said, "Oh my god, it is so cool to see him win here tonight! I guarantee you he's smiling from ear-to-ear! What an awesome year he's had, and what a hell of a way to cap it off. Continued Owings on his 2019 season, "It wasn't too bad for a 52-year-old guy. Maybe next year we'll get a little better, like wine!" Rounding out the top five was David Holbrook. Sixth through tenth went to Joe Trone Jr., Mark Van Vorst, Kyle Rohrbaugh, Andrew Hake and Nat Tuckey. Norris and Owings were credited with heat race wins. Harrisburg's Brian Marriott clamed the 20-lap 270 Micro Sprint feature win and the 2019 270 Micro Sprint track championship Friday night at Trail-Way Speedway. Marriott and Cory Myers raced side-by-side until the caution came out for Joe Long Jr., who held the point lead coming into the night's event. Long was forced to exit the track when his car ran out of coolant. While pacing the field, Myers stopped on the frontstretch when his chain fell off. On the next restart, Marriott jumped to a quick lead and raced on to claim his second win of 2019. Twelfth starting Billy Logeman finished in the runner-up spot, followed by Cameron Smith, Zachary Glass and Luis Gonzalez Jr. rounding out the top five. Myers and Logeman were heat race winners. Ryan Smith completed a seventh-lap pass for the lead on Dalton Myers at the line to win his second Street Stock race of 2019. Danny Beard finished second, followed by the 2019 Street Stock track champion Sam Gallagher in third. Myers and Aaron Beard completed the top five. Gallagher and Danny Beard were heat race winners. Jason Chronister, brother Matt Chronister and Justin Oberlin put on a show for the fans in the 15-lap Limited Stock feature. Outside polesitter, Matt Chronister, held the lead for the first nine laps before yielding the top spot to Justin Oberlin. Matt's brother Jason quickly followed Oberlin, immediately applying pressure for the lead. Matt Chronister would not back down, with Jason bolting to the inside of Oberlin and Matt squeezed to the outside of Oberlin, creating a Chronister sandwich. Jason completed the pass for the lead with one lap to go and held on to claim his first win of the 2019 season. Matt Chronister followed Jason across the line for second, followed by Oberlin in third. Cody Klinedinst finished fourth with Nick McDaniel in fifth. Oberlin and Robbie Carroll were heat race winners. Carroll's 11th place finish and season-high seven wins secured his second consecutive Limited Stock track championship. Trail-Way Speedway Hanover, Pa. Friday, September 19, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE HOOSIER TIRE MID ATLANTIC 358 SPRINT CARS Feature (25 Laps) - 1. 6-Tim McClelland, ; 2. 66A-Cody Fletcher, ; 3. 44-Dylan Norris, ; 4. 35-Steve Owings, ; 5. 77-David Holbrook, ; 6. 99-Joe Trone Jr, ; 7. 34-Mark Van Vorst, ; 8. 12K-Kyle Rohrbaugh, ; 9. 17-Andrew Hake, ; 10. 48-Nat Tuckey, ; 11. 2D-Dylan Orwig, ; 12. (DNF) 00X-Jeff Rohrbaugh, ; 13. (DNF) 93-Mike Bittinger, . Lap Leaders - Tim McClelland (1-25) 358 Sprint Car Heat 1 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify) - 1. 44-Dylan Norris, ; 2. 34-Mark Van Vorst, ; 3. 66A-Cody Fletcher, ; 4. 77-David Holbrook, ; 5. 17-Andrew Hake, ; 6. 99-Joe Trone Jr, ; 7. 2D-Dylan Orwig, . 358 Sprint Car Heat 2 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify) - 1. 35-Steve Owings, ; 2. 12K-Kyle Rohrbaugh, ; 3. 6-Tim McClelland, ; 4. 00X-Jeff Rohrbaugh, ; 5. 93-Mike Bittinger, ; 6. 48-Nat Tuckey, . 270 MICRO SPRINTS Feature (20 Laps) - 1. 1-Brian Marriott, ; 2. 97-Billy Logeman, ; 3. 69-Cameron Smith, ; 4. 84-Zachary Glass, ; 5. 21G-Luis Gonzalez Jr, ; 6. 19-Stevie Daron Jr, ; 7. 49-Doug Yingling, ; 8. (DNF) 20-Cory Myers, ; 9. (DNF) 1B-Brent Bull, ; 10. (DNF) 7-Brent Mowery, ; 11. (DNF) 4T4-Joe Long Jr, ; 12. (DNF) 44-Steven Cox, ; 13. (DNF) 22-Michael Boer, ; 14. (DNF) 96-Brock Whisler, ; 15. (DNF) 21V-Teddy Volz, . Lap Leaders - Brian Marriott (1-20) 270 Micro Sprint Heat 1 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) - 1. 20-Cory Myers, ; 2. 44-Steven Cox, ; 3. 69-Cameron Smith, ; 4. 84-Zachary Glass, ; 5. 1B-Brent Bull, ; 6. 7-Brent Mowery, ; 7. 49-Doug Yingling, ; 8. (DNF) 96-Brock Whisler, . 270 Micro Sprint Heat 2 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) - 1. 97-Billy Logeman, ; 2. 4T4-Joe Long Jr, ; 3. 1-Brian Marriott, ; 4. 19-Stevie Daron Jr, ; 5. 21V-Teddy Volz, ; 6. (DNF) 22-Michael Boer, ; (DNS) 21G-Luis Gonzalez Jr. STREET STOCKS Feature (20 Laps) - 1. 59-Ryan Smith, ; 2. 60-Danny Beard, ; 3. 25-Sam Gallagher, ; 4. 94-Dalton Myers, ; 5. 60A-Aaron Beard, ; 6. 51-Jeremy Stremmel, ; 7. 39-Wayne Dutterer Jr, ; 8. 6T-Jacob Toney, ; 9. 19-Richard Phillip, ; 10. 4J-Jim Jacobs, ; 11. 57R-Dave Radabaugh, ; 12. (DNF) 3D-Shane Mc Quay, . Lap Leaders - Dalton Myers (1-7), Ryan Smith (8-20) Street Stock Heat 1 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) - 1. 25-Sam Gallagher, ; 2. 59-Ryan Smith, ; 3. 39-Wayne Dutterer Jr, ; 4. 6T-Jacob Toney, ; 5. 4J-Jim Jacobs, ; 6. 57R-Dave Radabaugh, . Street Stock Heat 2 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) - 1. 60-Danny Beard, ; 2. 94-Dalton Myers, ; 3. 60A-Aaron Beard, ; 4. 51-Jeremy Stremmel, ; 5. 3D-Shane Mc Quay, ; 6. 19-Richard Phillip, . LIMITED STOCKS Feature (15 Laps) - 1. 38-Jason Chronister, ; 2. 81-Matt Chronister, ; 3. 88-Justin Oberlin, ; 4. 99-Cody Klinedinst, ; 5. 15-Nick Mc Daniel, ; 6. 2-Chad Weaver, ; 7. 87-Wesley Miller, ; 8. 14-Carl Cassell, ; 9. 4-Carl Davis Jr, ; 10. H15-AJ Hoffner, ; 11. 69-Robbie Carroll, ; 12. 67C-Jason Minter, ; 13. 69G-Danny Fox, ; 14. 25X-Kyle Warnick, ; 15. (DNF) 32-Jeff Foster, ; 16. (DNF) 46-Donald Smith, ; 17. (DNF) 18T-Tyler Denike, ; 18. (DNF) 56-Zach Baxter, ; (DNS) 99XS-Rob Storms, ; (DNS) 6-Matt Worley. Lap Leaders - Matt Chronister (1-9), Justin Oberlin (10-13), Jason Chronister (14-15) Limited Stock Heat 1 Finish (6 Laps/All Qualify) - 1. 88-Justin Oberlin, ; 2. 81-Matt Chronister, ; 3. 99-Cody Klinedinst, ; 4. 38-Jason Chronister, ; 5. 14-Carl Cassell, ; 6. 15-Nick Mc Daniel, ; 7. 87-Wesley Miller, ; 8. 4-Carl Davis Jr, ; 9. 25X-Kyle Warnick, ; (DNS) 6-Matt Worley. Limited Stock Heat 2 Finish (6 Laps/All Qualify) - 1. 69-Robbie Carroll, ; 2. 2-Chad Weaver, ; 3. 32-Jeff Foster, ; 4. 46-Donald Smith, ; 5. 69G-Danny Fox, ; 6. 18T-Tyler Denike, ; 7. 99XS-Rob Storms, ; 8. (DNF) 67C-Jason Minter, ; 9. (DNF) H15-AJ Hoffner, ; 10. (DNF) 56-Zach Baxter, .
Foulger Wraps Up Championship With Sixth Feature Win At Merced Speedway
Foulger Wraps Up Championship With Sixth Feature Win At Merced Speedway dirt track racing news
Merced, CA...September 14...Troy Foulger won the 30 lap IMCA Modified Main Event Saturday night at Merced Speedway. This was the sixth win of the season for Foulger in the Bowers Racing Modified. Foulger came from 10th starting to grab the lead on the last lap. Robby Jeppesen led the opening lap before Billy Wilker took over on a lap one restart. Wilker pulled away from Jeppesen during the lengthy green flag run, and Foulger worked his way into third by lap 17. Foulger was working the outside groove, and he went by Jeppesen on the front stretch as they completed the 22nd lap. A lap 24 yellow flag erased Wilker's lead. Wilker continued to lead as Foulger worked the outside line. Foulger went back to the bottom on lap 28, but he decided to try the high line again as they took the white flag. Foulger had momentum on the outside as they entered the final turn. Wilker spun in Turn 3, and Foulger went on to victory. Jeppesen finished second, followed by Mike Villanueva, Ricky Thatcher, Jim Pettit II, Wilker, Ray Mayer, Justin Hart, Bob Williamson and Ryan Porter. Pettit, Wilker and Jesse Burks won the eight lap heat races. Buddy Shepherd won the 25 lap Hobby Stock Main Event. The was the first win for Shepherd, and he held off fellow Bakersfield visitor Nicholas Johnson for the win. Timmy Crews set the early pace as he looked for his second-straight win. However, it didn't take long before Shepherd took over. Johnson and Watsonville point leader Rob Gallaher made things interesting up front, but they finished second and third, respectively. Four-time champion Raul Rodriguez Sr finished fourth, followed by Austin Van Hoff, point leader Shannon Nelson, Donnie Shearer, Allen Neal, Race Shelton and Kristie Shearer. Heat race winners were Johnson, Gallaher and Shepherd. Mark Biscardi won the 20 lap South Bay Dwarf Car Main Event. This was the fifth win of the season for the point leader. Reigning champion Gene "Punky" Pires had the pole for the ace, but he fell out early. Biscardi would win from his second row start, chased by Ryan Amlen and Eric Weisler. Trafton Chandler settled for fourth ahead of Santa Maria Hobby Stock star Scotty Preast, Eddy Claessen, Jimmy Damron, Barry Waddell and Mike Farrell. Eight lap heat races were won by Biscardi and Amlen. Dwayne Short won the 20 lap Valley Sportsman Main Event. This was the third win of the season for Short. Short and Mike Friesen shared the front row of the feature race, and Short moved into the lead. Point leader Rick Elliott settled into second and would chase Short to the finish. Gary Hildebrand finished third ahead of Friesen, Jerry Cecil and Jeff West. Elliott won the eight lap heat race. Next Saturday night is the final point race of the season. The IMCA Sport Modifieds will be competing along with the Hobby Stocks, Mini Stocks, California Sharp Mini Late Models and the Valley Sportsman division. For further inforation, go to www.mercedspeedway.net.
Baronian Wins CVMS Mini Stock Race At Lemoore Raceway
Baronian Wins CVMS Mini Stock Race At Lemoore Raceway dirt track racing news
Lemoore, CA...September 14...Greg Baronian won the 25 lap House Of JuJu Central Valley Mini Stock Main Event Saturday night at Lemoore Raceway. Baronian took the lead at the start and drove impressively to win a race that had no yellow flags. This was the first win of the season for the defending series champion. Baronian had the pole for the 14 car Main Event and charged into the lead at the start ahead of point leader Dan Myrick. 2017 champion Danny Myrick slipped past Clinton Massey for third on the third lap. Baronian was setting a rapid pace and soon found himself trailing a trio of cars that were running nose to tail on the bottom groove. Dan Myrick seized the opportunity to close in on the bumper of Baronian before Baronian went low to lap one of the cars. Myrick got caught on the outside by the time Baronian cleared the three cars and pulled away again. Danny Myrick caught his son in traffic and made a backstretch pass for second on lap 18. However, Dan Myrick went low in Turn 3 a lap later and regained third. Dan Myrick closed in just a bit on Baronian in the waning laps, but Baronian would prevail at the checkered flag. Ryan Blank and Brent Myrick both made late passes on Danny Myrick to finish third and fourth. Danny Myrick settled for fifth, followed by Shawn DePriest, Jeff Durant, Ethan Griffieon, Tustin Griffioen and Gene Glover. Baronian turned the one-fifth mile dirt oval with a lap of 15.154 to set the fast time, beating the 15.610 of Massey. Massey won a photo finish with Baronian for the four lap Trophy Dash win. Brent Myrick outran Baronian to win the first eight lap heat race. Ryan Doglione outran Blank to win the second heat and Dan Myrick prevailed in the final heat in front of Ethan Griffioen. The House of JuJu CVMS Mini Stocks will return to Lemoore Raceway for CC Biker Night on October 12th. The VRA Dwarf Cars will also be competing. For further information, go to www.centralvalleyministocks.com.
Luckman Wraps Up Championship With Seventh Win At Coos Bay Speedway
Luckman Wraps Up Championship With Seventh Win At Coos Bay Speedway dirt track racing news
Coos Bay, Oregon...September 14...Preston Luckman won the 30 lap America's Mattress NASCAR Super Late Model Main Event Saturday night at Coos Bay Speedway. This was the seventh win of the season for Luckman as he wrapped up the division championship. Kristy Grout raced into the lead with Brody Montgomery moving into second on lap two. Montgomery charged past Grout for the lead on lap four with Luckman taking over second a lap later. Montgomery led until surrendering the position to Luckman on lap 15. Toby McIntyre made his way into third by then. Luckman stretched his advantage over Montgomery to a half-lap by the checkered flag. McIntyre settled for third followed by Braden Fugate, Wayne Butler, Eric Massey, Steve Dubisar, Chris Kristensen, Grout and Mike Taylor. Luckman and Montgomery were eight lap heat race winners, and McIntyre was the five lap Trophy Dash winner. Braden Fugate won the 25 lap Sportsman Late Model Main Event. This was his 12th win of the season as he wrapped up the division championship. Mike Taylor led three laps before Fugate moved into the lead. Fugate went on to victory ahead of Taylor and Jared Simmons. Tom Williams and Garrett Smith were Main Event scratches. Fugate made it a clean sweep with eight lap heat race and five lap Trophy Dash wins. Rob Lauver won the 25 lap Mini Outlaw Main Event. This was his third win of the season in his fast VW Beetle. New champion Sam Talon led two laps before Lauver went charging by. Taylor pitted from second on lap 12, and Lauver won ahead of Kelly Rhealyn, Jason Kellam and Talon. Lauver's clean sweep effort included eight lap heat race and five lap Trophy Dash wins. Jason Berrier scratched after the heat race. Charlie Withers won the 15 lap Street Stock Main Event. This was the first win of the season for Withers. After winning the five lap Trophy Dash, new champion Steve Dubisar was a Main Event scratch. Withers was also the eight lap heat race winner, and he won the feature race ahead of Jesse McIntyre. Trace Fugate won the 25 lap Hornets Main Event. This was the second win of the season for Fugate. New champion Hannah Robison won both the five lap Trophy Dash and her eight lap heat race. She was looking for her eighth feature win of the season as she sprinted into the lead at the start. Jesse McIntyre held second until Fugate went racing by on lap 12. Fugate ended up in the lead as Robison's run came to an end on lap 13. Fugate pulled away to nearly a straightaway lead over McIntyre by the time the race ended. Gabrielle Boles finished third, followed by Dusty Shingleton, John Henry, Steven Parker, Doug Taylor, Charity Hinkel, Robison and George Wheeler. Fugate won the other heat race. Griff Smith won the 18 lap Jr Stinger Main Event. This was the 12th win of the season for the repeat champion, and it capped a sweep of the five lap Trophy Dash and his eight lap heat race. Smith had the outside front row and charged into the lead at the start ahead of Cameron Metzgus. Smith beat Metzgus by a wide margin. Drake Vinent took third from Teagan Montgomery on lap 12 and would finish there. Emery Johnson finished fourth followed by Kelsee Workmann, Montgomery, James Shingleton and Alex Butler. Shingleton was the other heat race winner. Two special shows remain on the schedule for the oval track. The ISCS Winged Sprint Cars return for the Battle At The Bay on September 28th, joined by the Sportsman Late Models, Dwarf Cars, Street Stocks, Hornets and Jr Stingers. The Prather Family presents the Lucas Oil Open on October 5th. Super Late Models will race for $2,000 to win. Also competing will be the A Modifieds, Street Stocks, Sportsman Late Models, Mini Outlaws and Hornets. For further information, go to www.coosbayspeedway.us.
Friesen wins modified feature; Hartman Jr. notches KOD victory
Friesen wins modified feature; Hartman Jr. notches KOD victory dirt track racing news
The Mohawk Valley Vintage Dirt Modified Series was also in action on Saturday at Fonda with Frank Blanchard (MVVDMS Antique), Rob Sanford (MVVDMS Modified Replica), Dan Wood (MVVDMS Sportsman Replica) ...
ROA SPRINTS TO "SOUTHWEST CHAMPIONSHIPS" WIN AT PEORIA
ROA SPRINTS TO "SOUTHWEST CHAMPIONSHIPS" WIN AT PEORIA dirt track racing news
PEORIA, AZ - SEPTEMBER 14, 2019... Starting on the pole position, Brody Roa (Garden Grove, CA) emerged victorious at Canyon Speedway Park's "Southwest Championships." Racing Tanner Grau's #34 Westin Diversified / Western Premier Hauling Maxim, Roa claimed his second Sands Chevrolet USAC SouthWest Sprint Car main event of the season over R.J. Johnson, fast qualifier Hunter Schuerenberg, "Chargin" Charles Davis Jr., and Dennis Gile. Matt Lundy scored the night's Saldana Racing Products Hard Charger Award / Best Passing Job honors with a ninth place run from fourteenth. In addition, Lundy earned the AAA Car Buying 360 bonus at Canyon Speedway Park. Missouri's Hunter Schuerenberg had top honors in Beaver Stripes Qualifying by posting a time of 14.38 over the 17-car roster. The ten-lap heat race victories went to Schuerenberg (Brown & Miller Racing Solutions First Heat) and Davis (Competition Suspension Incorporated / Ultra Shield Race Products Second Heat). The USAC SouthWest Sprint Cars will return to action on Saturday, September 28th at Arizona Speedway in the AMSOIL USAC/CRA co-sanctioned "Hall of Fame Classic.". The Sands Chevrolet USAC SouthWest Sprint Car Series thanks AAA Car Buying, AMSOIL, Beaver Stripes, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Competition Suspension Incorporated, Hoosier Racing Tire, Pyrotect Racing Cells, Saldana Racing Products, Sway-A-Way Racing Technology, and Ultra Shield Race Products for their support. For more information on the series, visit usacracing.com and the social media for USAC Racing. You can also find exclusive content on southwessprintcars.com and the USAC SouthWest Sprint Car Facebook and Twitter pages. ---------------------------- SANDS CHEVROLET USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR SERIES RACE RESULTS: September 14, 2019 - Canyon Speedway Park - Peoria, Arizona - "Southwest Championships" BEAVER STRIPES QUALIFYING: 1. Hunter Schuerenberg, 19, Reinbold/Underwood-14.38; 2. Charles Davis Jr., 50, Davis-14.46; 3. R.J. Johnson, 51, Martin-14.53; 4. Mike Martin, 16, Martin-14.56; 5. Zach Madrid, 15X, Johnson-14.77; 6. Brody Roa, 34, Grau-14.82, 7. Stevie Sussex, 12, Allen-15.01; 8. Dennis Gile, 13, Gile-15.08; 9. Chris Bonneau, 15, Bonneau-15.20; 10. Justin Kierce, 43, Kierce-15.27; 11. Bruce St. James, 7K, St. James-15.30; 12. Dustin Burkhart, 34AZ, Grau/Burkhart-15.33; 13. Stephen Sanchez, 7, Sanchez-15.63; 14. Matt Lundy, 98, Lundy-15.68; 15. Daylin Perreira, 21, Perreira-15.83; 16. Kyle Shipley, OG, Shipley-NT; 17. Michael Curtis, 11C, Turner/Wheeler-NT. BROWN & MILLER RACING SOLUTIONS FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Schuerenberg, 2. Sussex, 3. Johnson, 4. Madrid, 5. Perreira, 6. St. James, 7. Sanchez, 8. Bonneau. NT COMPETITION SUSPENSION INC. / ULTRA SHIELD RACE PRODUCTS SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Davis, 2. Martin, 3. Roa, 4. Gile, 5. Burkhart, 6. Lundy, 7. Kierce. FEATURE: (30 laps, with starting positions) 1. Brody Roa (1), 2. R.J. Johnson (4), 3. Hunter Schuerenberg (6), 4. Charles Davis Jr. (5), 5. Dennis Gile (8), 6. Stevie Sussex (7), 7. Zach Madrid (2), 8. Mike Martin (3), 9. Matt Lundy (14), 10. Bruce St. James (11), 11. Stephen Sanchez (13), 12. Daylin Perreira (15), 13. Dustin Burkhart (12), 14. Chris Bonneau (9), 15. Justin Kierce (10). NT ---------------------------- FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 Brody Roa SALDANA RACING PRODUCTS HARD CHARGER: Matt Lundy (14th to 9th) AAA CAR BUYING 360 BONUS: Matt Lundy NEW SANDS CHEVROLET USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR POINTS: 1-Roa-775, 2-Johnson-743, 3-Sussex-701, 4-Davis-658, 5-Martin-613, 6-Jake Swanson-470, 7-Lundy-427, 8-Matt Rossi-413, 9-Bonneau-362, 10-Curtis-357. NEXT SANDS CHEVROLET USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE: September 28 - Arizona Speedway - San Tan Valley, Arizona - "Hall of Fame Classic" - co-sanctioned with USAC/CRA
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