Archive for March 19th, 2017

Majeski Wins So. Super Series Season Opener at The Rattler

Majeski Goes Back-to-Back at The Rattler

Kinston, Ala. — The trophy looks the same. The check is for the same amount. However, Ty Majeski’s win in the 2017 Rattler 250, the season opener for the Southern Super Series presented by Sunoco, tells a vastly different story than his previous triumph.

Majeski grabbed the lead for the first time all day from Harrison Burton on a restart with just 19 laps to go on Sunday afternoon. In 2016, Majeski dominated the race, leading all but eight laps en route to his marquee win in the Deep South.

“We definitely didn’t have the car to win all day,” Majeski told Speed51.com powered by JEGS. “We were not in the race track quite where we needed to be. We weren’t the best car today, and probably shouldn’t have won. But in my opinion, those are the days that define you as a team and as a driver. When you win races you shouldn’t, they are always special.

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Madera USAC Western US Midget Results

NOTE: Feature DQ created revised results & points.
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USAC SPEED2 WESTERN MIDGET PAVEMENT RACE RESULTS: March 18, 2017 – Madera, California – Madera Speedway

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Toni Breidinger, 80, Breidinger-14.582; 2. Cody Jessop, 00J, Jessop-14.840; 3. Jesse Love IV, 38, Love-14.843; 4. Antonia Boscacci, 44B, Love-14.860; 5. Annie Breidinger, 75, Breidinger-14.889; 6. Adam Lemke, 98, Lemke-14.948; 7. Tom Paterson, 9, Paterson-15.044; 8. Blake Brannon, 60, Brannon-15.278; 9. Joey Iest 11, Iest-15.314.

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. T. Breidinger, 2. Love, 3. A.Breidinger, 4. Paterson, 5. Iest. NT

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Jessop, 2. Lemke, 3. Boscacci, 4. Brannon. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Toni Breidinger, 2. Jesse Love IV, 3. Tom Paterson, 4. Annie Breidinger, 5. Antonia Boscacci, 6. Blake Brannon, 7. Joey Iest, 8. Cody Jessop. NT (Adam Lemke car disqualified for failing to pass post-race technical inspection).

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Madera USAC Western US Midget Results

USAC SPEED2 WESTERN MIDGET PAVEMENT RACE RESULTS: March 18, 2017 – Madera, California – Madera Speedway

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Toni Breidinger, 80, Breidinger-14.582; 2. Cody Jessop, 00J, Jessop-14.840; 3. Jesse Love IV, 38, Love-14.843; 4. Antonia Boscacci, 44B, Love-14.860; 5. Annie Breidinger, 75, Breidinger-14.889; 6. Adam Lemke, 98, Lemke-14.948; 7. Tom Paterson, 9, Paterson-15.044; 8. Blake Brannon, 60, Brannon-15.278; 9. Joey Iest 11, Iest-15.314.

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. T. Breidinger, 2. Love, 3. A.Breidinger, 4. Paterson, 5. Iest. NT

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Jessop, 2. Lemke, 3. Boscacci, 4. Brannon. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Toni Breidinger, 2. Jesse Love IV, 3. Adam Lemke, 4. Tom Paterson, 5. Annie Breidinger, 6. Antonia Boscacci, 7. Blake Brannon, 8. Joey Iest, 9. Cody Jessop. NT

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Queen Creek USAC Southwest Sprint Results

SANDS CHEVROLET USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: March 18, 2017 – Queen Creek, Arizona – Arizona Speedway

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. R.J. Johnson (#51 Martin), 2. Landon Cling (#54 Cling), 3. Chris Bonneau (#78 Bonneau), 4. Jonas Reynolds (#0 Harland), 5. Brent Yarnal (#29 Yarnal), 6. Jeff Lowery (#45 Lowery). NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey), 2. Andy Reinbold (#19 Reinbold/Underwood), 3. Stevie Sussex (#21AZ Burkhart), 4. Brian Hosford (#32 Hosford), 5. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 6. Matt Lundy #98 Lundy). NT

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Grant Gets USAC National Midget Win #1 at Shamrock Classic

Du Quoin, Illinois………Thus far, USAC’s 2017 season has already become the year of Justin Grant.

The record books were rewritten in Saturday night’s “Shamrock Classic” USAC Midget National Championship season-opener at the Southern Illinois Center as Grant became the first driver in the 62-year history of the organization to record season-opening feature victories in both the National Sprint and National Midget divisions in a single year.

Now, the Ione, California driver finds himself in an envious early-season position: sitting atop the standings in both the USAC National Sprint and National Midget series. It’s a remarkable accomplishment for Grant, a driver who readily admits that his racing career was floundering less than a year ago.

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Hafertepe Perfect at the Lucas Oil Devil’s Bowl Spring Nationals

MESQUITE, Texas (March 18, 2017) Sam Hafertepe, Jr. proved unstoppable at the 44th annual Devil’s Bowl Spring Nationals as the Hwy. 79 Collision/Keith Dobbs Motorsports No. 15h sailed to his second victory in as many nights with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network.

Having to bounce back from an inauspicious start that saw Sam slip back to sixth from a third starting spot, the point was held by Johnny Herrera with Justin Henderson in tow.
“You know, I looked like an idiot there early on. I think we fell back to sixth and that’s not like us but we just had it a little too tight early on. I had them make a change after that 305cid A-Feature and we probably shouldn’t have made the change, but it actually made our car great later on in the race,” commented Hafertepe, who also topped the night’s IMCA RACEsaver Sprint Car feature event. “I just have to say, hats off to everyone who helps make this thing happen.”

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Schatz Charges Late to Win Sixth Race of 2017

Donny Schatz charges from third to first in closing laps to win sixth World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series feature in eight races

Tulare, CA – March 19, 2017 – Fargo, North Dakota’s Donny Schatz found more late-race magic on Saturday night getting around Kasey Kahne Racing teammates Brad Sweet and Daryn Pittman with just a few laps left en route to his sixth victory of the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series season.

The triumph for Schatz was his first at the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare since the 2007 season and came aboard the familiar Tony Stewart Racing/ Arctic Cat No. 15 machine. The eight-time World of Outlaws champion was settled in the third spot as the laps wound down, until making a thrilling move around the outside of the speedway to thread his way by the leaders in heavy lapped traffic.

“It feels really good to finally say we won in Tulare again,” Schatz said emphatically on the front stretch. “I didn’t think the track would take rubber so it kind of caught me by surprise. I really tried to save my tires and when we got to traffic late in the race the pace slowed down a lot. I decided I might as well try something and luckily it worked. I get all the credit, but it’s really all about my team. We have an incredible group of people that work on this race car and that makes it so much fun. I can’t thank all our sponsors enough for supporting us and giving us the opportunity to win races.”

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Eggleston Victorious at Tucson Speedway

Earns First K&N Pro West Win of 2017 After a Late Race Pass

Tucson, Ariz. – It was a back-and-forth battle all day, but Chris Eggleston came out on top at Tucson Speedway.

Leading 80 of 150 laps in the NAPA Auto Parts Tucson 150, Eggleston beat pole-sitter and defending NASCAR K&N Pro Series West champion, Todd Gilliland, to the line to take his sixth career NASCAR K&N Pro Series West victory with his No. 99 NAPA Filters Toyota.

The 27-year-old from Erie, Colorado native, said he stepped up his game for the second half of the event and is grateful to start the 2017 season off in Victory Lane after a doubtful off-season.

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Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R: Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring WINNING Race Report – Ricky Taylor, Jordan Taylor, Alex Lynn

Taylor Brothers, Lynn Victorious at Sebring
Convincing Win in 12-Hour Classic Backs Up Season-Opening Rolex 24 Triumph in Just Second Race for New Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R Prototype

Date: March 18, 2017

Event: 65th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring (Round 2 of 10)

Series: Prototype division of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship

Location: Sebring (Fla.) International Raceway (3.74-mile, 17-turn road course)

Start/Finish: 6th / 1st (Running, Completed 348 of 348 laps)

Winner: Ricky Taylor, Jordan Taylor and Alex Lynn of Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R (Cadillac DPi-V.R)

Point Standing: 1st (70 points, five ahead of second)

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