1st Annual I-80 Speedway “Road to Knoxville” Next for FVP National Sprint League

Windom, MN (July 27, 2015) – The FVP National Sprint League will be back in action in a huge way this Thursday andFriday night, July 30 and 31!  The 1st Annual “Road to Knoxville” will boast the richest two-day sprint car purse in Nebraska history at I-80 Speedway near Greenwood!  The FVP National Sprint League will be joined by the Lucas Oil ASCS National Series for the first time in the two series history and the total purse will exceed $140,000!

Thursday’s NSL winner will receive $5,000, with Friday’s feature offering $10,000 to win!  ASCS main events will pay $3,000 and $4,000 to win.  Fans should see an ample number of drivers doing double duty, as a $20,000 bonus has been offered by Phil Durst of Durst Motorplex and Jim Huffman of Huffman Productions, Inc. to sweep all four features!  The promoters, in conjunction with I-80 Speedway, couldn’t be more excited for this event and hope to see it get bigger and better in the years to come!

The FVP National Sprint League presented four shows last week that saw four different winners!  Though four-time Knoxville Nationals champion, “The Dude” Danny Lasoski was not one of those winners, he leads the NSL point race heading into Thursday’s events.  He will be one of the drivers pulling double duty and going for the $20,000 bonus!

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Murphy, Mitchell, Hutchins Jr & Belsito Grab Feature Wins on Everett’s Night!

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Rob Murphy’s form remained good as he worked his way from a sixth place start to the front for another win. The current champ moved into third on lap six, behind rookie contender Dan Johnson, who was dueling for the lead with Murphy’s teammate Chase Belcher. That contest went Johnson’s way on lap eight, leaving Murphy to contend for second. They ran first-second-third for nine more laps before Murphy took over second. A dogfight for the front ensued but 2 laps later, Johnson grudgingly gave way, giving Murphy the lead with six laps remaining. Johnson and Belcher continued, notching second and third, respectively, while John Paiva and points leader Mike Cavallaro rounded out the top five.

Eric LeBrun jumped off the pole ahead of Johnson and Belcher leapt in underneath, setting Johnson back to third. Cavallaro held third, but Murphy edged past on lap two as Belcher got under LeBrun to steal the front. By lap four, Belcher had a 12-car lead and Johnson was past LeBrun into second. Murphy then went under to edge him out of third as he struggled with the freight train going backwards on the outside. Next to take advantage was Cavallaro. LeBrun’s unhappy slide only ended after Mike Duarte and John Paiva had stormed by rendering him sixth.

Lap five saw Darryl Dutch and Russ Borges get together, ending up nose-to-nose in turn four, bringing caution. Belcher and Johnson took the front with Murphy low behind them. Belcher ran hard out of the box and Johnson dropped into second ahead of Murphy. Cavallaro was fourth. Paiva passed Ed Perry for seventh behind Duarte.
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PIT BOX: Iowa Combo, Part II

Big Ticket Week Also Includes Bowman Gray, Trois-Rivieres

WHAT TO WATCH FOR

• The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and K&N Pro Series West will reconvene for the second and final combination race of the year at Iowa Speedway this Friday. The West’s Brandon McReynolds came out on top in a race-long battle waged with polesitter William Byron from the East for his first career NASCAR victory in this year’s first edition back in May. Byron has won two of the last three East races and brings a sizeable points lead to Iowa while Chris Eggleston leads Noah Gragson by a single tally in the West standings. The race name – the Thanks Kenny 150 – is a tribute to Kenny Wallace, who will make his record 547th and final NASCAR XFINITY Series start on Saturday at Iowa.
• The NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour heads to Bowman Gray Stadium this week where hometown favorites and brothers Jason and Burt Myers enter the weekend first and second in the standings. Both drivers have won in previous seasons at Bowman Gray and will look to remain atop the standings this weekend. NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour drivers Eric Goodale and Ryan Preece also plan on making the trip south for the race.
• One of the marquee dates on the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 calendar is on tap for this weekend as the series headlines the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres with the JuliaWine.com Le 50 Tours. The annual street course event in downtown Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, was won last year by hometown favorite and eventual series champion L.P. Dumoulin. Scott Steckly brings the points lead into the event and last week’s winner, Andrew Ranger, is a four-time victor at Circuit de Trois-Rivieres.

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Schatz, Tremont Win at Lebanon Valley

Christian Eckes Joins LFR Driver Development Group for 2016 Season

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (July 27, 2015) – The LFR Driver Development Group is proud to announce the addition of Christian Eckes to the team for select 2015 races and 2016 season. The 14-year-old Greenville, New York native earned his first career late model win in June and is looking forward to advancing his career with LFR.

“I’m thrilled to have Christian join the LFR team,” said Rob Fuller, President of LFR Chassis. “He is a talented driver and we’re excited to help take his career to the next level. We held a private test session with him a couple weeks ago and he definitely got our attention after just a few runs in the LFR Super. Christian found victory lane in his first year racing late models and we’re excited to try and keep him there in 2016.”

Eckes started racing Bandoleros at Bethel Motor Speedway at the age of 9. He raced Bandoleros for four years – which resulted in over 30 wins and two top-10 finishes in the nation (2012 & 2013). He then moved up to Legends Cars and earned 25 career wins and 2nd in the nation.

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Jonathan Cornell Grabs ASCS Warrior Victory at Double X

CALIFORNIA, Mo. (July 27, 2015) The Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region made a Sunday stop at the Double X Speedway with Jonathan Cornell claiming victory in the 13th annual Clyde Wood Memorial.

Taking over the lead on Lap 20 after Jack Dover’s No. 53 rolled to a stop with mechanical issues, fifth starting Cornell was pressured at the finish by Ricky Stangl, who climbed from 10th with Tyler Thomas coming from 11th to complete the podium. Randy Martin and Cody Baker made up the top five.

Corey Nelson was sixth with Evan Martin seventh. Coming from 19th, Jay Russell crossed eighth with 20th starting Lanny Carpenter ninth. T.J. Muths completed the top-ten.

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Mark Dobmeier Thunders to FVP National Sprint League Win at Huset’s Speedway

Brandon, SD, July 26, 2015 – Mark Dobmeier notched his 60th career feature win at Huset’s Speedway near Brandon, South Dakotaon Sunday night, and in turn, posted his second FVP National Sprint League victory of 2015.  The win was worth $3,000 and came aboard the Jimco Racing #13.  The Grand Forks, North Dakota driver is second on the all-time feature winners’ list at Huset’s. Dobmeier also donated $500 of his winnings to four year old Emmett Zoor, who is battling Rhabdomyosarcoma and was in attendance at Huset’s.  A large donation was made to the Zoor family, thanks to drivers and fans.

It was Dusty Zomer who led early in the 35-lap feature event ahead of Dobmeier and Matt Juhl.  By lap three, Danny Lasoski moved past Ian Madsen to take over the fourth spot.  Things came to a halt with six laps in the books, when Thomas Jeffrey flipped in turn two.  He was uninjured.  Zomer led Dobmeier, Juhl, Lasoski and Madsen back to green.  Meanwhile, Bill Balog, who had advanced to seventh needed attention to the front axle in the work area.

Zomer shot out in clean air, while Lasoski disposed of Juhl and took third on lap 15.  Two laps later, Eric Schulz spun, bringing the caution.  Dobmeier had reeled in Zomer, but the leader was getting through lapped traffic in good order.  Madsen moved into fourth on the restart. 

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McLaughlin Scores 4th Win at Speedway 95

Andrew McLaughlin of Harrington continued to add to his win total at Speedway 95 Saturday night as he picked up win number 4 for the season in the Dysart’s Late Models. McLaughlin lined up 3rd on the grid for the green, but contact between pole sitter Don Alexander Jr. of Glenburn and Wayne Parritt Jr. of Steuben coming to the green sent Parritt into the turn one dirt berm and to the pits for the night, allowing McLaughlin to line up outside Alexander for the start. McLaughlin quickly put his car out front and remained there for the entire caution free 40 lap distance. Brenton Parritt of Steuben, the division’s defending champion and current points leader came from his 8th place start to finish second. Dean Smart of Bradley finished third, with Alexander coming in fourth. Milo driver Nick Jenkins rounded out the top five.

Shane Tatro of Levant easily won the caution free Darling’s Ford Sportsman series event, qualifying for the pole and leading all 25 laps. Winterport’s Trey Brown ran a steady pace behind Tatro and finished second, with Bradley’s Dean Smart coming in third. Outside pole sitter Ralph Melanson of Corinth finished fourth with Frankfort’s Mike Overlock finishing fifth. Missing at the start was Skowhegan’s Kris Matchett, who was sidelined after his engine exploded in practice earlier in the evening.

Alex Berry of Harrington was scheduled to start on the pole for the 50 lap Pine Tree Waste series event in the Casella Waste Systems Strictly Streets, but a quick trip to the pits for fuel after the playing of the National Anthem and prior to the start of the race forced him to start at the rear of the field. Fortunately for him, Wayne Parritt, subbing for the night in the Bimbo Look #88, delayed the start of the race when a mechanical issue with the car arose as the field was coming out of turn 4 for the green. Parritt ended up against the front stretch wall causing the start to be cancelled. Berry was able to rejoin the field before the green flag was thrown to start the race, and moved through the field quickly to take the lead on lap 5, following a caution that bunched up the field for a restart. Berry passed Zach Audet of Skowhegan following the restart and remained in the lead for the next 45 laps, taking the win. Audet finished second, followed by Bob Seger Jr. of Frankfort. Chris King of Burnham finished fourth with pole sitter Bradley Norris of Ellsworth ending up fifth.

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Wells Battles to Top Spot In Oxford

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7/26/15 — The NEMST made its way to Oxford Plains Speedway for their first feature event at the legendary facility Saturday Night. An initial gloomy forecast slightly reduced the car count to a strong 25 tour-style minis throughout the pit area. Early on in practice long time Oxford mini stock competitors Justin Larsen and Rob Greenleaf were turning the fast laps around the facility.
 
Matt Sonnhalter, Justin Larsen, and Toby Wells all won their respective heats with Sonnhalter drawing a 5-row invert for the feature event. After the invert, Jimmy Childs and Nick Anderson would lead the field to green for the first time in each drivers NEMST history. The top half of the field was littered with long time fast Oxford competitors and invading NEMST drivers that run within the top five across New England.
 
The initial start was called off as the car of Childs before the start line and the field was reset for another try. The second try went perfectly and both drivers took off. The inside line quickly moved forward with Anderson falling in line at fifth place. Childs led the pack early with strong competitors fighting to the outside to move around the brand new Mustang. Early on Justin Larsen moved to the outside and held strong for a number of laps before fading to the back of the seven car lead pack. Next, Rob Greenleaf moved high to go around Childs but faded much the same as Larsen.

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Pollard Completes SSS Gulf Coast Sweep at Mobile

(PENSACOLA, FL) – Less than 24 hours after starting from the pole and completely dominating at Five Flags Speedway (FL), defending series champion Bubba Pollard climbed his way to the front at Mobile International Speedway (AL) on Saturday to claim his 10th career Southern Super Series presented by Sunoco win and complete the Gulf Coast sweep.

Pollard finished qualifying by grabbing his 14th career pole but drew a five for his starting spot.

After falling outside the top-five when his car jumped out of gear in turn two just shy of the halfway mark of the 100-lap race, the Senoia, Georgia driver began his march to the front.
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Polewarczyk scores ACT Dave’s Small Engine Ventrac 150 win at Oxford Plains Speedway

Robbins & Robbins prevail atop weekly Budweiser Championship Series racing card

Oxford, Maine – Joey Polewarczyk of Hudson, New Hampshire extended his lead in the battle for the ACT Late Model Tour championship with his victory in the Dave’s Small Engine Ventrac 150 on Saturday night at Oxford Plains Speedway.

Polewarczyk prevailed in an aggressive, paint-swapping battle with Windham’s Brad Babb, who looked like a winner before contact from behind set off a chain of events which cost Babb the race lead and, eventually, any chance of victory.

Dillon Moltz of Waterford, Connecticut made a late charge into second position, with Bobby Therrien of Hinesburg, Vermont filling out the podium.  Jimmy Hebert of Williamstown, Vermont and Wayne Helliwell, Jr. of Dover, New Hampshire rounded out the top five.

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Jared Fryar Survives Wild Night For First Career PASS South Win At Caraway

SOPHIA, NC (July 25) – Jared Fryar took the lead from veteran Greg Marlowe with 13 laps to go and led the rest of the way to score his first career Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Model win Saturday night at Caraway Speedway.  Fryar had to survive a wild event that saw the caution flag wave six times in the 125 lap event on PASS Fan Appreciation night at the races.

“I got a little nervous when we dropped back to seventh there, but luckily we were able to get back to third and cruise and then we got a late race caution and things fell our way,” said Fryar, who has finished no lower than fourth in just three PASS South starts in 2015.  “He [Marlowe] was hard to get by there, but it just feels awesome to finally get my first PASS Super Late Model win.  I just can’t thank all of the people who have stuck behind me and believed in what we’re doing.”

In qualifying, PASS South points leader Zane Smith paced the 20 car field in qualifying with a lap of 98.967 miles per hour around the tough .455 mile speedway.  Following the top 10 qualifiers redraw, Smith would slot into the seventh starting position while Joey Coulter and Joey Padgett would move to the front row to lead the field to green.

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Howard, Schutz and Kline are Feature Winners in NASCAR Stock Car Racing Sponsored by Atlas Paving at Grandview Speedway Saturday Night

SATURDAY RACE RESULTS, POINT STANDINGS, AND COMING EVENTS

BECHTELSVILLE, PA. July 26, 2015 . . .Duane Howard and the Atlas Paving Petruska No. 66 358 Modified had last visited the winner’s circle at Grandview Speedway on April 18th. Since that time, the group fought through a tough May and June. The past two Saturday nights were better for the five-time point champion as he finished third and second. It appears that they may have overcome the obstacles that stood in their way. Howard picked an appropriate time to score his third win of the season grabbing the top spot Saturday night in the 30-lap T.P. Trailers NASCAR Whelen Modified feature since Atlas Paving was also the night’s race sponsor

Chuck Schutz, the current Late Model point leader, sidelined from the 25-lap BRC Late Model feature after being involved in an on-track accident last week, turned the tables around for a change of luck. In a drag-race to the finish line with Dave Ogin. Schutz took the win by a narrow margin of 0.0554 for his third win of the season.

For the second week in a row, Brandon Whitmoyer lost the 25-lap NASCAR Sportsman feature at the checkered. This time it was Paul “The Dude” Kline that edged him out in a side-by-side winner take all finish as the pair swapped paint at the finish. It was a tough loss for Whitmoyer as it appeared he was on his way to his first career win at the track only to be denied.

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Coby Conquers Monadnock

Veteran Scores First Win At New Hampshire Track

MONADNOCK, N.H. – While the statistics sheet might make it look like it was an easy win it was anything but that for Doug Coby.

Although he led the final 166 laps of the O’Reilly Auto Parts 200, Coby had to hold off a hard-charging Woody Pitkat to score his third NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour win of the season at Monadnock Speedway.

Coby passed Ryan Preece on Lap 45 and was able to remain at the point in the caution-filled race.

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QUALIFYING: Preece Saves the Best for Last

Wins Second At Career Pole At Monadnock

MONADNOCK, N.H. – Ryan Preece loves racing on quarter-mile race tracks and tonight he will start on the front row at Monadnock after he saved the best for last during Coors Light Pole qualifying.

The Berlin, Conn. driver was the last car to qualify and he drove his No. 6 TS Haulers/East West Marine Chevrolet to a fast lap time of 12.428 seconds (72.417 mph). That lap put him just past Doug Coby who finished his qualifying run at 12.517 (71.902 mph).

Justin Bonsignore, who is going after his third consecutive win at Monadnock Speedway tonight in the O’Reilly Auto Parts 200, followed in third with Woody Pitkat and Keith Rocco completing the top five.
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PRACTICE: Lia Fast At Monadnock

Veteran Sets Pace In Afternoon Practice

MONADNOCK, N.H. – Donny Lia proved that veterans can get it done against the young guns during practice for the O’Reilly Auto Parts 200 at Monadnock Speedway.

Lia piloted his No. 8 Sypher Construction/Bardahl Chevrolet around the banked quarter-mile track at 12.384 seconds (72.674 mph) to lead the 28-car field in the one-hour practice session.

Ryan Preece, who won this race in 2012 and holds the current track qualifying record, followed in second at 12.421 seconds (72.458 mph) and Keith Rocco was third (12.430/72.405) as the only other driver to top the 72-mph mark.

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Lia Fastest at Monadnock

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Pos No. Name Sponsor Best Tm Best Speed In Lap Laps Diff
1 8 Donny Lia Sypher Construction/Bardahl 12.384 72.674 60 60
2 6 Ryan Preece TS Haulers/East West Marine 12.421 72.458 56 57 0.037
3 22 Keith Rocco Canto Paving/Milton Caterpillar 12.43 72.405 50 50 0.046
4 2 Doug Coby Dunleavy’s Repair/HEX Performance 12.523 71.868 59 61 0.139
5 7 Patrick Emerling Buffalo Auto Auction 12.545 71.742 71 71 0.161
6 4 Todd Szegedy Modzelewski’s Towing & Storage 12.551 71.707 24 42 0.167
7 14 Max Zachem* Lu-Mac’s Package Store/Dunleavy’s 12.6 71.429 46 47 0.216
8 16 Timmy Solomito Diversified Metals/R.B. Enterprises 12.619 71.321 57 67 0.235
9 44 Bobby Santos Tinio Corp./Dan Kelley/Curb Records 12.629 71.265 44 45 0.245
10 93 Rowan Pennink Van Wickle Auto Supply 12.639 71.208 44 46 0.255

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Pollard Dominates Five Flags for First SSS Win of 2015

PENSACOLA, FL — In the first seven months of the 2015 racing season, Senoia, Georgia Super Late Model driver Bubba Pollard had won races throughout the country. He had picked up winners’ trophies from tracks from Florida to Washington, but one of those victories had yet to come in the series in which he is the defending champion, the Southern Super Series presented by Sunoco..

The zero in the 2015 Southern Super Series win column was erased Friday night as Pollard dominated the Miller Lite 100 SSS/Blizzard Series combination event at Pensacola, Florida’s Five Flags Speedway.

Pollard started from the pole following a post-qualifying redraw and led every lap, despite the best effort from Ross Kenseth on a lap 15 restart that proved to be Pollard’s only true test for the victory.

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Quiet Dominance:  Jeremy Davis Cruises to Victory in Seacoast 100

LEE, NH – Jeremy Davis took the lead on lap 18, and never looked back, on route to a dominant performance in the Granite State Pro Stock Series at Lee USA Speedway (NH), in the Seacoast 100.

The Tamworth, NH driver started sixth on the grid, and took little time to work his way into the top three.  Davis shot to the outside of Derek Griffith on lap 17, and was the leader at the stripe.  Davis would hold off Griffith on four different restarts, before taking off on a 60-lap green flag run, putting a full lap between himself and all but the top six drivers.

“We had a great long-car, and it was pretty easy to drive,” stated Davis.  “I learned in the PASS (Pro All-Star Series) race to keep the right sides [tires] in it, and keep the momentum at the top, and it was dynamite up there.”

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Coughlin Captures Eye of the Tiger For Podium Finish Outside of Indianapolis

(BROWNSBURG, INDIANA – 7/25/15) -All in attendance at Lucas Oil Raceway witnessed the grit and determination of Joe Gibbs Racing development driver Cody Coughlin. In fact, announcers at Lucas Oil Raceway called the 19-year-old “the hardest working driver in Brownsburg, Indiana.” His stellar performance placed him on the podium in the Circle City 100 outside of Indianapolis, IN, but the story of how he got there is what impressed all.

Coughlins number-one Team JEGS Toyota Camry had a cut tire midway through the race. He was forced to pit. After that, Coughlin dazzled fans, at times going three-wide, to march his way back to the front of the field.

“It’s unfortunate that we cut a tire down, but we battled back and finished third,” said the 19-year-old Coughlin. “We definitely have nothing to hang our heads about. That felt good coming from the back to the front with such a great car.”
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Kulhanek Opens Shady Oaks Classic with Victory

GOLIAD, Texas (July 24, 2015) Never count out the five-time champ, as Ray Allen Kulhanek opened the Shady Oaks Classic with a win, and closed up the points chase to 13 behind Kevin Ramey with the Southern Trailer Works ASCS Gulf South Region presented by Griffith Truck and Equipment.

Only 14 from the points lead, defending series champion, Channin Tankersley, put the Challenger Drilling No. 14 on the silver step with Tommy Bryant, Michael McNeil, and Michael Lang making the top-five.

Jacob Lucas, Dustin Gates, Zane Lawrence, Caleb Martin, and Larry Howery completed the top-ten.
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He’s Back! Sam Hafertepe, Jr. Tops ASCS Red River at Outlaw Motor Speedway

WAINWRIGHT, Okla. (July 24, 2015) Just released to return to racing after an accident that broke Sam Hafertepe, Jr.’s arm earlier this year, the Sunnyvale, Texas driver made his return to the seat this past Fridaynight with the American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Red River Region presented by Smiley’s Racing Products; collecting $2,000 for his win Outlaw Motorsports Park.

Running to the lead from the outside of the front row, Hafertepe was chased by Brandon Hanks to the line with Alex Sewell, Danny Smith, and 15th starting Chance Morton completing the top-five.

Shawn Petersen, Mickey Walker, Fred Mattox, Kyle Clark, and James Mosher made up the top-ten.

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Johnny Herrera Parks it at the Black Hills Speedway

RAPID CITY, S.D. (July 24, 2015) Getting a reprieve from Mother Nature as a light shower, and close proximity lightning, delayed action at the Black Hills Speedway during Lucas Oil ASCS Heat Races, it was New Mexico’s Johnny Herrera who parked the Semi Crazy Truck Wash No. 45x in Victory Lane for the third time in 2015 with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network.

Career win No. 13, Johnny’s 200th National Tour start saw the No. 45x taking off from the pole. Stopped after the first round with two drivers collected in the first two turns, Herrera picked up his momentum right where he left off. Finding the back of the field on Lap 8, the battle through the back markers set the stage for Aaron Reutzel to begin running down the MVT No. 45x.

Having to abandon the highline to clear slower cars, Aaron put his B.C. Funds No. 87 on the chip, pulling past the No. 45x to lead the 11th round. Opening his advantage to nearly five seconds at one point, everything looked like another victory for Reutzel, but a caution on Lap 20 put Herrera to the back bumper of the No. 87.

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Bubak Bests United Rebel Sprint Series at DCRP

DODGE CITY, Kan. (July 24, 2015) – Reigning United Rebel Sprint Series champion Jake Bubak captured his third career Dodge City Raceway Park feature win by topping Friday night’s 25-lap main event that headlined First Responder & Driver Appreciation Night at the 3/8-mile southwest Kansas clay oval.

The 20-year-old from Arvada, CO, slipped past early leader Kris Moore on the seventh round and led the rest of the way for his second series win in as many weeks and first of the season in Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Car competition as a full house watched on.

While Bubak took Sprint Car honors, other First Responder & Driver Appreciation Night winners included Clay Sellard in IMCA Modifieds, Dwayne Dechant in IMCA Sport Mod action, Randy Dowell in IMCA Stock Cars and Will Bauer in IMCA Hobby Stocks.

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Williams, Butler, Burnham, Hayes, L’Etoile, Jr., & DiMatteo Score July 24th Mid-Season Stretch Feature Wins at Stafford Speedway

Stafford Springs, CT — Stafford Speedway returned to NASCAR Whelen All-American Series racing action with the Mid-Season Stretch program on Friday, July 24th that saw each division race an extra two laps in distance.  The 24th was also an Ingersoll Rand contingency night with bonuses going to the winners of the SK Light, Limited Late Model, and DARE Stock features.  Ronnie Williams took his third win of the year in the SK Modified® feature, Tom Butler was a first time winner in the Late Model feature, D.J. Burnham scored his third win of the year in the SK Light feature, Andrew Hayes took down his third win of the season in the Limited Late Model feature, Frank L’Etoile, Jr. won for the second time this year in the DARE Stock feature, and Dana DiMatteo was a winner for the time this season in the Legend Cars feature.

In the 42-lap SK Modified® feature event, Todd Owen took the early lead with Eric Berndt behind him.  The caution came out with 1 lap complete as Berndt got into the wall coming out of turn 4, which bottled up the cars behind him groove and Ted Christopher suffered damage and Joey Cipriano hit the turn 1 wall with both cars coming to a stop in turn 2.

Owen took the lead on the restart with Berndt and Tyler Hines side by side for second.  Tommy Membrino, Jr. spun in turn 4 to bring the caution out with 3 laps complete.

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Southern Super Series Finale to Broadcast Live on 51 TV

In each of the Southern Super Series presented by Sunoco’s first two seasons, the championship battle was not settled until the last lap of the last race. This year, all signs are pointing to another drama-filled season finale for the widely-popular Super Late Model tour in 2015 when the final race takes place at Pensacola, Florida’s Five Flags Speedway on September 26.

While fans at the track will surely be on their feet as drivers vie for one last checkered flag and one driver brings home the championship hardware, a worldwide audience will be able to watch it as well with a live 51 TV broadcast on Speed51.com, which will be presented free of charge by PFC Brakes.

“The season championship is poised to go down to the wire once again, so we think September 26 will be a night full of intense racing with lots of drama, so it will make for a can’t-miss live broadcast on 51 TV,” said Tim Bryant, Series Director of the Southern Super Series. “With the trend of live video being the future of exposure for short track racing, we’re proud to offer this broadcast free of charge to our out-of-state fans thanks to PFC.

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Sen. Blumenthal to start Saturday’s Lime Rock Park Northeast Grand Prix

LAKEVILLE, Conn. (July 24) – Richard Blumenthal, the senior United States Senator from Connecticut, today confirmed he’ll be the Grand Marshal for Saturday’s Northeast Grand Prix for the IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship at Lime Rock Park.

The Northeast Grand Prix, a two-hour, 40-minute sports car and prototype race, starts at 3:15 p.m. Eastern. The pre-race ceremonies begin at 2:58 p.m.

The senator will say some words from the grid on the Sam Posey front straight prior to issuing the command for drivers to start their engines.

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Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park’s premier division to return for Sunoco Modified 20/20 Sprint

The Sunoco Modifieds will be in the spotlight at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (TSMP) for their second annual 20/20 Sprint event on Whelen Night, Wednesday, July 29th.

The Sunoco Modified 20/20 Sprint, presented by King Cadillac GMC will feature a three-segment race for the open-wheel division, with the lowest overall point total taking the victory. The first segment will be based upon current points standings, and will be 20 laps in distance. The second segment will be a complete inversion of lead lap cars setting the field, and will also consist of 20 laps. The third and final segment will be lined up by fastest lap times from the first segment, but will only be a 10 lap sprint for the win. This format has been used for both the Late Model and Sunoco Modified divisions at TSMP, and has resulted in high energy wheel-to-wheel action.

Just under halfway through the season, Woody Pitkat currently sits at the top of the standings in the Sunoco Modified Division after achieving podium finishes at the first three races of the season. He holds a ten-point lead over last year’s champion, Ryan Preece, who won the first two races at TSMP, but fell back when he suffered mechanical issues after an impact with the wall in the last event. Keith Rocco sits next in the standings in third.

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GOD’S HAND

As we continue our walk with God our faith increases. As our faith increases, we see the hand of God in our daily life. I wanted to share with you how God’s hand continues to be on Racing with Jesus Ministries. Greetings in the name of our lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

We have opportunities in racing because of the efforts of others. It was brought to my attention this week by Modified Tour Driver Andy Seuss. As Andy dealt with the loss of good friend and former car owner Lyle Patterson he shared the story about how he came to drive for Lyle and how he was fired from that ride. Now he wasn’t fired for nonperformance, he was fired because Lyle found out he wouldn’t quit to take a better opportunity with Riggs Racing.

Andy was thankful for Lyle’s trust and faith in him and wasn’t about to jump ship. Andy was thankful for Lyle’s hand in his racing career. When Lyle found out he fired Andy and told him if he knew of a team looking for a driver he better let them know he was available. Andy moved to Riggs and his career continued to grow.

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Dusty Zomer Dominant in First FVP National Sprint League Win at Jackson

Jackson, MN, July 23, 2015 – Dusty Zomer became the sixth different winner in as many events for the FVP National Sprint League when he captured the feature victory at the Jackson Speedway in Minnesota Thursday night. The Sioux Falls, South Dakota driver’s win during the Jackson County Fair race supported by Abdo, Eick & Meyers LLP was his first with the series, making Thursday the fourth straight NSL event with a new winner.

Zomer shot out immediately in the 25-lap main event ahead of pole-sitter, Lynton Jeffrey and Bryan Clauson. The pilot of the Todd and Susan LaHaise #82 was a rocket and by lap five, had opened up almost a three second lead on Jeffrey.

On lap eight, Clauson used the low side of turn two to jet by Jeffrey for second. Three laps later, Dakota Hendrickson slowed high in turn two to bring a caution flag. Zomer led Clauson, Bill Balog who had captured third, Jeffey and Brian Brown back to green.

Zomer’s domination continued as he got back into lapped traffic. Meanwhile, a battle emerged between Clauson, Balog and Danny Lasoski, who had taken over fourth. That trio put on an entertaining battle for position. One last caution came out with two laps to go for Logan Forler, who stopped in turn one.

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