Archive for July, 2017

Bullrings to the High Banks: 4 USAC Midgets Races in 5 Nights Up Next for “Belleville Week”

USAC’s National Midget schedule annually consists of venues that range in size from the bullrings to the half-miles from new events to the established.

This week, the series’ drivers and teams will experience a docket that runs the gamut from the one-fifth-mile Jefferson County Speedway to the quarter-mile Solomon Valley Raceway to the aptly-named half-mile Belleville High Banks. Each racy in their own right with distinct characteristics that make them stand apart from each other.

One of the most action-packed weeks of USAC National Midget racing arrives at those Nebraska and Kansas dirt tracks this week with four races in a span of five nights between the two heartland states.

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JR Heffner is 358 King on the High Banks

Drellos Climbs To 6th In KOD Tour Point Standings

July 31, 2017 (West Lebanon, NY) – There were so many story lines going on Sunday night at Lebanon Valley Speedway even George R.R. Martin himself couldn’t keep up, but at the end of the night the famed Game Of Thrones author would have been pleased with the dramatic outcome of the King Of Dirt Racing Small Block Modified 35-lap feature event. JR Heffner inherited the lead on lap 15 and never looked back holding off challenges from Demetrios Drellos to earn the $2,200 payday.

Peter Carlotto and Frank Harper led the 32-car field to the green flag, with Harper taking the early lead. All eyes quickly focused on J-Tees Screen Printing fast timer of the day Brian Berger driving the famous 115, who took over 2nd and began chasing down Harper.

Track regular Brian Peterson had his hands full mixing it up with tour regulars Demetrios Drellos and Neil Stratton for position inside the top five, while Dirt Rush driver Jason Herrington and fellow competitor Brett Haas began moving their way forward.
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Bradford USAC Speed2 DMA Midget Results

Christensen Wins DMA Midget at Bear Ridge

Bradford, VT……..Dean Christensen of Granby, CT captured Saturday night’s USAC Speed2 DMA Midget feature at Bear Ridge Speedway He took the lead from Jeff Horn on the white flag lap and led to the checkered flag to beat Horn, Seth Carlson, Manny Dias and Derek O’Hearn.

USAC SPEED2 DMA MIDGET SERIES RACE RESULTS: July 29, 2017 – Bradford, Vermont – Bear Ridge Speedway

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Manny Dias (#42 Dias), 2. Dave Moniz (#9m Moniz), 3. Jeff Horn (#A1 Mossman), 4. John Heydenreich (#22 Givens), 5. Will Hull (#3 Matczak), 6. Andy Barrows 64 Barrows), 7. Jake Higginson (#46 Johnson). NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Dean Christensen (#69 Miller), 2. Adam Whitney (#12 Whitney), 3. Jeff Champagne (#10 Haskell), 4. Seth Carlson (#2 Matczak), 5. Joe Krawiec (#1B Miller), 6. Derek O’Hearn (#5 Matczak). NT

FEATURE: (20 laps) 1. Dean Christensen, 2. Jeff Horn, 3. Seth Carlson, 4. Manny Dias, 5. Derek O’Hearn, 6. Will Hull, 7. Adam Whitney, 8. Dave Moniz, 9. Jeff Champagne, 10. Andy Barrows, 11. Joe Krawiec, 12. Jake Higginson, 13. Jon Heydenreich. NT
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Perfect Sunshine Night for Courtney in Moberly’s USAC Return

Moberly, Missouri………Over the course of 140-plus years of Major League Baseball, there’ve been 23 different pitchers who’ve thrown a perfect game. The perfect 300 bowling game is celebrated as one of the highest achievements in all of sport. A few times per year, you’ll hear of an NFL quarterback who scored a perfect 158.3 rating.

Less heralded is the perfect race. There’s so many variables, obstacles and outside influences in auto racing that can play interference on each corner and each lap, it’s nearly impossible to accomplish. Plus, in auto racing, there are no points systems or judges to determine what a “perfect” score is.

In a 30-lap USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car race, perfection is an expectation. On Sunday night in the series’ first trip to Randolph County Raceway since 1989, Tyler Courtney was just about as perfect as you can be, staving off pressure from Brady Bacon down the stretch to win his third series feature of the year.

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Briggs Leads All 20 to Win at Kokomo

Kokomo, IN……..Stratton Briggs of Anna, Ohio led all 20 laps to win Sunday night’s USAC Speed2 Midwest Thunder Midget race at Kokomo Speedway. Aaron Leffel finished second ahead of Kent Christian, Cory Guingrich, and Korbyn Hayslett.

USAC SPEED2 MIDWEST THUNDER MIDGET RACE RESULTS: July 30, 2017 – Kokomo, Indiana – Kokomo Speedway – “Kokomo Klassic”

FEATURE: (20 laps) 1. Stratton Briggs (#71 Briggs), 2. Aaron Leffel (#11L Taylor), 3. Kent Christian (#38 Dori), 4. Cory Guingrich (#11G Guingrich), 5. Korbyn Hayslett (#1H Hayslett), 7. Chuck Taylor (#11T Taylor), 7. Jim Jones (#97 Stratton). NT
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Run, Run Rudolph: Erick Rudolph Pockets $10,000 STSS Modified Payday at Susquehanna Speedway Sunday during York County Nationals; Strong 40-Car Field on Hand

NEWBERRYTOWN, PA – For the first time ever on the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By VP, Erick Rudolph reached Victory Lane.

And it was a big one.

Rudolph, of Ransomville, N.Y., guided Randy Chrysler’s Modified to a $10,000 payday Sunday night at Susquehanna Speedway in the 16th annual York County Nationals, edging Stewart Friesen in a side-by-side battle to the checkered flag.

Rudolph became the 20th different winner in the 42-race history of the STSS.
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Kurtz, Allison Score 25-lap Wins at Kentucky Motor Speedway

Whitesville, KY……..George Kurtz and Nolan Allison each recorded 25-lap USAC Speed2 Eastern Midget feature wins Sunday night at Kentucky Motor Speedway. Kurtz passed Sam Hatfield on lap four and led the rest of the first race to beat Jessica Bean, Allison, Neal Allison and Hatfield. In te closer, Allison led the final 21 laps after passing Jake Trainor on lap five. Bean was again second ahead of Neal Allison, Kurtz and Trainor.

USAC SPEED2 EASTERN MIDGET RACE RESULTS: July 30, 2017 – Whitesville, Kentucky – Kentucky Motor Speedway

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Nolan Allison, 16, Allison-15.519; 2. George Kurtz, 4, Kurtz-15.671; 3. Jessica Bean, 5, Radical-15.690; 4. Neal Allison, 15, Allison-15.784; 5. Sam Hatfield, 8, Hatfield-15.870; 6. Scott Milan, 5, Radical-15.888; 7. Jake Trainor, 8T, Trainor-15.926; 8. Jagger Parker, 20, Parker-16.019; 9. Jake Garcia, 35, Garcia-16.533.

FIRST FEATURE: (25 laps) 1. George Kurtz, 2. Jessica Bean, 3. Nolan Allison, 4. Neal Allison, 5. Sam Hatfield, 6. Jake Trainor, 7. Scott Milan, 8. Jagger Parker, 9. Jake Garcia. NT

SECOND FEATURE: (25 laps) 1. Nolan Allison, 2. Jessica Bean, 3. Neal Allison, 4. George Kurtz, 5. Jake Trainor, 6. Sam Hatfield, 7. Jagger Parker, 8. Scott Milan. NT
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Kyle James Grabs First Win of 2017

Dimatteo sweeps qualifying and feature

WATERFORD, CT (7-30-17): It was Nostalgia Night at The New London – Waterford Speedbowl. The Near Group along with the Stars Club had their vehicles set up on the midway so the fans can check out the cars and stars of yester years. The two groups ran features during the evening as well.

The Late Models for the second week had group qualifying with the top six inverted for the 30-lap feature. It was Berlin, CT’s Keith Rocco leading the way with a time of 15.385. East Hampton, CT’s Anthony Flannery took down his second win of the 2017 season. Flannery started on the outside pole and wasn’t really threatened for the win. Rounding out the top five were Jason Palmer, Rocco, Chris Garside and Pole sitter Michael Benevides.

Branford, CT Johnathan Puleo who started deep in the pack (6th) paced himself and made the right moves to grab the 25-lap feature for the Legends Cars event. Puleo made a sweep by capturing the first heat while Scott Limkemann captured Heat #2, Following Puleo to the line were Kyle Rogers, Anthony Marvin (his best finish in 2017) Scott Limkemann and Devon Jencik.

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Gregg Bakker Perfect for Lucas Oil ASCS Victory at Mason City Motor Speedway

MASON CITY, Iowa. (July 30, 2017) Gregg Bakker has been close over the years, but Sunday night at Mason City Motor Speedway, the South Dakota driver finally rolled to the checkered flag first with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series National Tour presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network.
“Getting to start in front like that with the track the way it was helps. This is Stock Car country and that kind of track is what they like,” said Bakker who became the 138th driver to win a Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event, Gregg Bakker is also the second first time winner on the 2017 season; joining Jake Bubak who topped the series at West Texas Raceway on June 9.
Testing the top of the track before the drop of the green, Bakker never ventured up the banking again once the race began.
“I was watching the track earlier and the Street Stocks and Modifieds started moving to the top and I thought that might come in so on my warm up lap, I went to the top and thought this isn’t the place to be, but when you get into traffic, you don’t know how much the guys behind you are moving around and if the rubber is getting wider to where they can sneak by.”

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Danny Dietrich Leads All 25 for $7,000 Top Prize at the Valley of Speed

WEST LEBANON, NY (July 30, 2017) – Wrapping up a weekend that included double round trips from Pennsylvania to New York, “Double-D” Danny Dietrich is now a two-time main event winner with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions in the state of New York, leading all 25 laps around the Lebanon Valley Speedway half-mile to score $7,000 for his part-time car owner, Tom Buch.

Dietrich’s dominating performance, crossing under the final checkers two seconds ahead of the running order, concluded a productive weekend in the Empire State for the Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, native; two podium finishes including a fourth place performance at Outlaw Speedway on Friday. The pilot of the Apex/Sweeney Cars/Pace Performance/DKW Transport/No. 13 is now an eight-time winner during Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions competition over the course of his young career; his first in New York since 2013.

“Man, this is such a big win for this team,” Danny Dietrich explained in victory lane. “This is Tom Buch’s first All Star win as a car owner, so this is obviously really special. It has been a long weekend; a lot of running around and covering a lot of miles. Luckily for me, I have great people who stand behind me. I can’t thank Tom enough for his opportunity. Unfortunately, I have to work tomorrow so there won’t be much celebrating tonight.”

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Hirschman Banks Another Tri-Track Check

Tri Track Tour Type Modifieds SBM 6
Star Speedway, Epping NH 7.29.2017

In typical Hirschman fashion, Matt came to Bobby Webbers’ Star Speedway and ran a cool, calculated pace until it was time to go, and then he went. While nearly the entire field pitted on lap 73, Hirschman made a tire change and chassis adjustment, and then rejoined the starting field in 4th position, thanks to his crew on pit road.

Hirschman took only 4 laps to power into the lead, and then hold an impressive field of competitors at bay for the next 47 laps. In Victory Lane Hirschman gave all the credit to his entire team. Hirschman said “I owe a big part of this to my guys. I had a better car on lap 100 than I had on lap 1 and it really shouldn’t be that way. We were no good at the beginning of this race and we came in and not only did we do our tire change, we made adjustments. We would not have sniffed the top 5 if we didn’t come in for the tire and change. We would have been one of the guys getting lapped, that’s how bad we were at the start of the race.”

Steve Masse and Todd Annarummo led the 27 starters to the initial green, and Masse powered his way into the lead, which he held for the first 73 laps. Masse gave up that lead when he pitted under yellow. Masse led almost every car to pit road for fresh rubber and adjustments, leaving only Matt Galko and Dylan Steuer on the track.

Hirschman continued “The caution came at the time, we needed it. They hit it (the set up) all right, and gave me so many spots. We had to pass 2 or 3 guys there, one of them didn’t have fresh tires. My guys put me ahead of all the other guys that could have won this race tonight.”

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Mr. Rooter Merging with NLWS Trucks

Duel Points Will Be Awarded

WATERFORD, CT (July 28, 2017)- Competition Director of the Mr. Rooter Pro Trucks Series Marshall Hurley and the NLWS General Manager George Whitney confirmed Friday that the two will be merging for the remainder of the season. The two will run dual points and championships. “Anything under 20-trucks for an event is unacceptable,” Hurley stated.

With the two merging, they will be a very competitive field.

This opens the door for the NLWS Trucks as several Trucks run both series and with the possibility of winning dual Championships. According to Hurley, the two trucks from each are so close that they will leave that alone and have them compete with no rule changes.

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Tremont Back-to-Back at Devil’s Bowl Dirt Track

Murray makes it three straight in Super Stocks

WEST HAVEN, Vt. – Kenny Tremont Jr. keeps stacking up victories at Devil’s Bowl Speedway.  The veteran stock car driver put on a clinic at the 3/10-mile Dirt Track at Devil’s Bowl on Sunday, July 30, winning his second-straight NASCAR Whelen All-American Series race on Brown’s Quarried Slate/Brown’s Orchard & Farm Stand Night.  Other winners during the event included Chris Murray, Chris Conroy, Aaron Mulready, and Bill Putnam.

Tremont, of West Sand Lake, N.Y., started 12th in the 35-lap feature race for the Central Vermont Motorcycles division and quickly moved forward on the smooth, dry-slick track.  Hard-luck driver Jimmy Ryan took command at lap 4 after polesitter Tomas Kimball spun out, and ran the best race of his season, but was no match for Tremont and gave way at lap 22.

Tremont blistered the pack over the final 13 circuits to wrap up his second consecutive win at Devil’s Bowl and third on the season.  Ryan held on for a season-best runner-up finish, turning his campaign around in fine shape.  Tim LaDuc bounced through two crashes but drove a fast car to the front and ended the race in third place.  Justin Comes rode the outside lane to fourth place, and Randy Howe completed the top five.

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Oxford Plains Speedway Score is Second Straight PASS North Super Late Model Victory for Travis Benjamin

Oxford, Maine – Travis Benjamin nailed down his second consecutive Pro All Stars Series North Super Late Model victory Sunday night at Oxford Plains Speedway.

Benjamin, in the Petit Motorsports 7, needed most of the race distance to mount a challenge to Cassius Clark of Farmington, who dominated most of the race driving the Nova Scotia-based King Racing entry.  Benjamin moved alongside Clark for a late-race restart and was able to prevail from the outside groove.

Glen Luce of Turner also got by Clark in the waning laps to earn a second-place finish after a couple of disappointing weeks saw him ousted from the series championship lead.  Clark ended up with a third-place finish and some optimism about returning with the car for the 44th Oxford 250 coming up on Sunday, August 27.

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Matt Sheppard Passes Bobby Varin to Take Another Utica-Rome Speedway Win, Rocky Warner, Shane Henderson, and Tom Juno Also Score Victories

VERNON, NY- A picture perfect day greeted fans this past Sunday July 30, and they were treated to some great racing action on Gates-Cole Auto Insurance and the Gene Kotary Memorial night.  Matt Sheppard took his fourth win of the season the Gates-Cole Auto Insurance Modifieds, while Rocky Warner also collected his fourth Broedel Energy Sportsman win of 2017. Shane Henderson nipped Mike Welch for his first Utica-Rome Speedway win in the Gene Kotary Memorial for the Pro Stocks.  Tom Juno won the Novice Sportsman main event.
The Gates-Cole Auto Insurance Modified 30-lap feature started with Randy Shantel and Mike Mahaney bringing the field to starter Matt Burdick’s green flag with Mahaney taking the early lead.  Mahaney’s lead at the point was short-lived as fifth place starter Bobby Varin drove by to lead lap three.  Varin lead over the field was erased on lap six as Rob Bellinger slowed to bring out the caution.  The restart saw Varin continue the lead and on lap 10, it was Varin over Mahaney, 12th place starter Matt Sheppard, Mike Maresca, and Marc Johnson.
Sheppard’s charge to the front continued as he completed the pass of Mahaney to grab second on lap 14 and set his sights on the leader Varin. Sheppard caught Varin by lap 17 and two laps later, Sheppard took the lead. With 10 to go, the scoreboard showed Sheppard, Varin, Mahaney, Pat Ward, and Maresca in the top five spots.

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“What They’re Saying” from the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio

SIMON PAGENAUD (No. 1 Menards Team Penske Chevrolet): “The Menards Chevy was good all weekend. I do wish that we could have qualified a little better just to decrease the number of cars to get around. It was kind of a neutral day in the championship but that’s alright. We’re right there and it will come down to Sonoma. Congratulations to Josef (Newgarden). They’re really on a roll right now.”

JOSEF NEWGARDEN (No. 2 PPG Automotive Refinish Team Penske Chevrolet): “I’ve got an amazing crew. When they give me a car like this, I don’t want to say it’s easy, but it’s easier at least. I think we’ve been hitting on all cylinders, no pun intended. But these guys were awesome this weekend, had good stops. It was a really fast car. Reds (Firestone alternate tires), blacks (Firestone primary tires), it didn’t matter, the car was fast, so just tried to do my job. I think everyone’s going to want to drive this PPG car. I’m pretty sure it was lucky for (Simon) Pagenaud last year, think it’s lucky for us, so we’re probably going to be fighting over this car paint.” (About taking championship lead): “That’s great. We’ve just got to keep it up. No mistakes. If we don’t have any mistakes, we’ve got plenty enough to win this championship, so we’re going to keep giving what we got for the last four races.”

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Newgarden’s Second Straight Win Springs Him to Championship Lead

LEXINGTON, Ohio (Sunday, July 30, 2017) – Josef Newgarden finally completed what he started at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, bursting into the Verizon IndyCar Series championship lead after winning the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio in dominant fashion.

Newgarden led 73 of 90 laps on the 2.258-mile permanent road course, taking the checkered flag 5.1556 seconds ahead of Team Penske teammate Will Power. It gave the Tennessean back-to-back wins, following his triumph July 16 at the Honda Indy Toronto.

Newgarden also vaulted atop the season standings for the first time in his six-year Verizon IndyCar Series career. He is the first American-born driver to lead the championship since Ryan Hunter-Reay won the title in 2014 and holds a seven-point lead over another Team Penske driver, Helio Castroneves, after 13 of 17 races.

“I feel like no one can take anything away from this win,” Newgarden said. “With this team on the (No.) 2 car side, I feel like we really did a great job today. There was no luck involved in that. We went out and won the race.”

HONDA INDY 200 AT MID-OHIO: Box score

Driving the No. 2 PPG Automotive Refinish Team Penske Chevrolet, Newgarden started second and made a daring pass of pole sitter Power for first place on Lap 13. He surrendered the lead for just four laps the rest of the way as pit stops cycled through.

Newgarden has contended for the win at Mid-Ohio each of the past three seasons, but various incidents prevented the rising INDYCAR star from sealing the deal. Today, in his first season with Team Penske, the 26-year-old did just that.

“We’ve been close before here,” he said. “I feel like we’ve always found speed. … It’s just nice to get something at a track I haven’t had a previous history of winning the race. That was nice.”

The second-place finish continued a frustrating run for Power, driver of the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet. The 2014 series champion has started in the top four at Mid-Ohio for eight straight years – including pole positions in 2010, ’11 and this year – but he has yet to win at the track.

“I know we started on the pole and finished second, and that could be viewed as coming up short in some way,” Power said, “but it was a very good finish for the Verizon Chevrolet.  We really weren’t on the pace all weekend and really got the most out of qualifying.

“So second (place), for the pace of my car, that was as good as we could get today. We’ve had too many seconds in this place, though.”

Local favorite Graham Rahal finished third in the No. 15 Steak

‘n

Shake Honda. It was the fourth top-five finish at Mid-Ohio in as many years for the Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing driver and New Albany, Ohio, native. Rahal was the last driver to win consecutive Verizon IndyCar Series races, sweeping both ends of the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear doubleheader weekend in early June.

“Our car had

great

pace today, we just could never quite get in

clear

air,” Rahal said. “I’m really proud of everyone on the Steak

‘n

Shake team. … We’re going to keep our heads down, keep working hard.”

Castroneves finished seventh in the No. 3 Hitachi Team Penske Chevrolet to retain second place in the championship. Newgarden has scored 453 points to 446 for the Brazilian driving in his 20th Indy car season. Four-time series champion Scott Dixon finished ninth in the race and slipped from first to third in the season standings with 445 points. Team Penske’s Simon Pagenaud finished fourth in the race and is fourth in points with 436. Power is fifth with 401 points and Rahal sixth with 395.

The race ran caution-free until Dale Coyne Racing rookie Ed Jones spun into the grass in Turn 9 on Lap 67, bringing out the race’s only yellow flag after Newgarden had built a 10-second advantage. Newgarden quickly sped away on the Lap 71 restart and wasn’t challenged the rest of the way.

The next race on the Verizon IndyCar Series schedule is the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway on Aug. 20. The 500-mile race on the “Tricky Triangle” oval airs live at 2 p.m. ETon NBCSN and the Advance Auto Parts INDYCAR Radio Network.

Mazda Road to Indy recap

Nico Jamin of Andretti Autosport completed the Mazda Road to Indy hat trick, winning today’s Indy Lights

presented

by Cooper Tires race to make him victorious at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in all three MRTI levels. The 21-year-old Frenchman won three Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship powered by Mazda races at the track in 2015 and collected a pair of Pro Mazda Championship presented by Cooper Tires last year.

Jamin won by 0.5026 of a second over Santi Urrutia, the Belardi Auto Racing driver who won the first race of the weekend doubleheader on Saturday. Despite finishing 12th today, Kyle Kaiser (Juncos Racing) retains a 42-point lead in the championship over Urrutia and Colton Herta (Andretti-Steinbrenner Racing) with two Indy Lights races remaining.

In the third Pro Mazda race of the Mid-Ohio weekend, Anthony Martin made a statement, racing away to victory by 13.9957 seconds over championship rival Victor Franzoni. Martin (Cape Motorsports), the 2016 USF2000 champion, moved four points ahead of Franzoni (Juncos Racing) in the standings with three races to go.

The Pro Mazda results remain unofficial, however. The cars of Martin, Franzoni and TJ Fischer were impounded for further evaluation this week in Indianapolis – an extension of the current inspection process.  

Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio race results

Click HERE to view and download the official box score for the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio.

LEXINGTON, Ohio – Results Sunday of the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Verizon IndyCar Series event on the 2.258-mile Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, with order of finish, starting position in parentheses, driver, aero kit-engine, laps completed and reason out (if any):

1. (2) Josef Newgarden, Chevrolet, 90, Running 
2. (1) Will Power, Chevrolet, 90, Running
3. (4) Graham Rahal, Honda, 90, Running
4. (7) Simon Pagenaud, Chevrolet, 90, Running
5. (3) Takuma Sato, Honda, 90, Running
6. (9) Alexander Rossi, Honda, 90, Running
7. (5) Helio Castroneves, Chevrolet, 90, Running
8. (10) Ryan Hunter-Reay, Honda, 90, Running
9. (6) Scott Dixon, Honda, 90, Running
10. (11) Conor Daly, Chevrolet, 90, Running
11. (8) James Hinchcliffe, Honda, 90, Running
12. (14) Marco Andretti, Honda, 90, Running
13. (13) Charlie Kimball, Honda, 90, Running
14. (21) Mikhail Aleshin, Honda, 90, Running
15. (18) Max Chilton, Honda, 90, Running
16. (17) Tony Kanaan, Honda, 90, Running 
17. (19) JR Hildebrand, Chevrolet, 90, Running
18. (20) Carlos Munoz, Chevrolet, 89, Running
19. (16) Spencer Pigot, Chevrolet, 89, Running
20. (12) Esteban Gutierrez, Honda, 89, Running
21. (15) Ed Jones, Honda, 88, Running

Race Statistics
Winners average speed:  114.677 mph
Time of Race: 01:46:19.5989
Margin of victory: 5.1556 seconds
Cautions: 1 fo4 4 laps
Lead changes: 8 among 3 drivers

Lap Leaders:
Power 1-12
Newgarden 13-17 
Rahal 18 
Newgarden 19-39 
Power 40 
Rahal 41-42 
Newgarden 43-65 
Power 66 
Newgarden 67-90

Verizon IndyCar Series point standings: Newgarden 453, Castroneves 446, Dixon 445, Pagenaud 436, Power 401, Rahal 395, Sato 381, Rossi 358, Kanaan 320, Hinchcliffe 316.

Sources: Curt Cavin/Verizon IndyCar Series PR

Waynesfield USAC Speed2 Midwest Thunder Midget Results

Hayslett Wins Midwest Thunder Feature at Waynesfield

Waynesfield, OH……..Korbyn Hayslett of Troy, Ohio won Saturday night’s USAC Speed2 Midwest Thunder Midget race at Waynesfield Raceway Park. Anthony Haas finished second ahead of Brad Strunk, Brad Racer and Chris Whipple. The race was a “special event” and did not offer series points.

USAC SPEED2 MIDWEST THUNDER “Special Event” MIDGET RACE RESULTS: July 29, 2017 – Waynesfield, Ohio – Watnesfield Raceway Park

ALSO AT THE TRACK: Tayte Williamson (#88 Williamson)

FEATURE: (20 laps) 1 Korbyn Hayslett (#1H Hayslett), 2. Anthony Haas (#81H Haas), 3. Brad Strunk 9#23S Strunk), 4. Brad Racer (#22B Racer), 5. Chris Whipple (#44w Whipple). 6. Aaron Leffel (#11L Taylor), 7. Cory Guingrich (#11G Guingrich), 8. Ron Coleman (#44 Coleman), 9. Zane Briggs (#71 Briggs), 10. Mike Burkin (#4 Burkin), 11. Ryan Barr (#21B Barr), 12. Ty Tilton (#42 Tilton), 13. Chris Bounds (#65 Bounds), 14. Taylor Cox (#7X Cox), 15. Nick Daugherty (#14D Daugherty), 16. Corey Bedwell (#11 Bedwell), 17. Ron Kimmel (#28K Kimmel), 18. Andrew Heitkamp (#33 Heitkamp), 19. Dustin Downard (#17 Downard), 20. Kobe Allison (#22A Allison), 21. Mike Hessel (#7M Hessel). NT
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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-20 Hayslett.

NEXT USAC SPEED2 MIDWEST THUNDER MIDGET RACE: July 30 – Kokomo (IN) Speedway

Sources: USAC PR

Greenville USAC Speed2 Gulf Coast Midget Results

Jones Repeats in Gulf Coast Midgets at Superbowl

Greenville, TX……..Kyle Jones of Kennedale, Texas backed up Friday night’s USAC Gulf Coast Midget win at Boyd, Texas with Saturday night’s victory at Superbowl Speedway. Jones again led all 20 laps to beat Weston Gorham, Tyson Hall, Kade Taylor and Pierce Urbanosky.

USAC SPEED2 GULF COAST MIDGET CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES RACE RESULTS: July 29, 2017 – Greenville, Texas – Superbowl Speedway

BROWN & MILLER RACING SOLUTIONS HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Tyson Hall (#5H Hall), 2. Kyle Jones (#04 Hefler), 3. Weston Gorham (#71GH Gorham), 4. Pierce Urbanosky (#19 Urbanosky), 5. Kade Taylor (#51 Bailey). 6. Brandon Thomas (#10T Thomas). NT

McINTYRE SPEED SHOP FEATURE: (20 laps) 1. Kyle Jones, 2. Weston Gorham, 3. Tyson Hall, 4. Kade Taylor, 5. Pierce Urbanosky, 6. Brandon Thomas. NT
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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-20 Jones.

NEW USAC SPEED2 GULF COAST MIDGET POINTS: 1-Jones-300, 2-Taylor-240, 3-Urbanosky-171, 4-Paul White-133, 5-Doug McCune-109, 6-James Burke-102, 7-Noah Key-54, 8-Bill Eslick-36, 9-Richie Robins-35.

NEXT USAC SPEED2 GULF COAST MIDGET CHAMPIONSHIP RACE: August 5 – Stephenville, TX – 281 Speedway

Sources: USAC PR

Hirschman Streaks to TTOMS & SBM Victories at Star Speedway on Saturday Night

Epping, NH (July 29, 2017):  Matt Hirschman of Northampton, PA, continued his dominance of the SBM series of Modified events at Star Speedway in Epping, NH, but also of 2017 Tri-Track Open Modified Series (TTOMS) with his win on Saturday night.  This victory was a repeat for Hirschman in the SBM events and his second straight TTOMS win this season.  The victory was his fourth in the six-year history of the event.

A caution just past halfway completely changed the complexity of the race that had been dominated by drivers who ultimately would finish outside of the top – five at the end of the SBM VI. The caution on lap 73, only the second of the event to that point, also set off a rash of cautions that would shuffle the running order. Hirschman, who had been mired deep in the field, came off pit road third; giving him the track position he needed. Over the final stages of the event, he held off challenges from a host of notable drivers to score the victory.

Rowan Pennink of Huntington Valley, PA, and Josh Cantara of Saco, ME joined Hirschman on the podium. Anthony Nocella of Woburn, MA, and Woody Pitkat of Stafford, CT, rounded out the top five.

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Lakeside USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Results: July 29, 2017

USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE RESULTS: July 29, 2017 – Kansas City, Kansas – Lakeside Speedway

PROSOURCE QUALIFYING: 1. Chase Stockon, 32, 32 TBI-16.438 (New Track Record); 2. Justin Grant, 11, McGhee-16.597; 3. Robert Ballou, 12, Ballou-16.751; 4. Riley Kreisel, 90, Smith-16.809; 5. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-16.851; 6. Brady Bacon, 63, Dooling/Hayward-16.851; 7. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 9K, KT-16.994; 8. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-17.049; 9. Chris Windom, 5, Baldwin-17.161; 10. Tyler Courtney, 23c, TOPP-17.168; 11. Chad Boespflug, 69, Dynamics-17.239; 12. Josh Hodges, 74x, Hodges-17.444; 13. Ryan Kitchen, 21, Kitchen-17.654; 14. Brandon Stevenson, 0, Stevenson-17.657; 15. Rob Caho, Jr., 78, Caho-17.898; 16. Steve Thomas, 20, Thomas-18.025; 17. Patrick Budde, 90x, Budde-18.462; 18. Terry Richards, 18R, Richards-18.843; 19. Robert Bell, 71, Bell-18.866; 20. Mike Sosebee, 50LP, Sosebee-NT; 21. Chris Morgan, 81A, Goams-NT.

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Rabtoy Wins Super Stock Thriller at Devil’s Bowl Speedway

Soucy takes Northeast Mini Stock Tour 50

WEST HAVEN, Vt. – Dylan Rabtoy is keeping things interesting at The Asphalt Track at Devil’s Bowl Speedway.  The young stock car driver won his second NASCAR Whelen All-American Series race of the season on Community College of Vermont Night on Saturday, July 29, and further tightened an already-close battle for the championship.  Also in the winner’s circle during the night were Jarrod Soucy, Cam Gadue, and Stephanie Roberts.

Rabtoy’s triumph came in the 30-lap feature race for the Rosen & Berger Auto Recyclers Super Stock division.  The 18-year-old Swanton, Vt., native started in third place and ran in second for most of the event, trailing leader R.J. Germain.  As nearly every car in the field bounced off another, Rabtoy reeled in Germain and point leader and defending champion Jim McKiernan caught them both.  Rabtoy stole the lead from Germain with 10 circuits remaining, but McKiernan dogged him the whole way home.

After a long green-flag run, caution periods on laps 26 and 27 gave McKiernan two chances to wrestle the lead away, and he certainly made an exciting effort at it.  Rabtoy anticipated McKiernan’s moves, though, and held him off in an electric run to the checkered flag for his second win of the season.

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Craig Outlasts Rain and Competition for 4th PASS Win at Southern National

LUCAMA, NC (July 29) – Matt Craig survived a 52 minute rain delay and a late restart to score his fourth Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Model win of the season Saturdaynight at Southern National Motorsports Park.  In doing so, Craig, along with fellow podium finishers Dave Farrington, Jr. and Trevor Sanborn, locked up guaranteed starting positions for November’s Mason-Dixon MegaMeltdown 300 at Hickory Motor Speedway, which will pay at least $15,000 to the winner.

“We took off on that one restart after the rain to get a good lead and get to halfway, but we weren’t really too worried about it, we knew the radar looked good,” said Craig, driving the family-owned C&C Boilers Chevrolet #54.  “What makes it easier for me are the guys that work on the car every week.  I can’t thank them and my dad enough for setting it up.  We really want to get to the big races at the end of the year, the Oxford 250 and the MegaMeltdown.  These wins mean a lot, but now we want the big ones.”

In qualifying, Tate Fogleman just beat out Craig for his first career quick qualifying time in PASS South with a lap of 15.321 seconds (93.989 MPH).  After the top 10 qualifiers redraw, Matt Wallace and Jared Fryar would move to the front row, while Fogleman and Craig would slot into the fourth and fifth starting positions respectively.

At the drop of the green flag, Wallace would move to the point and begin to stretch out to a big advantage over the rest of the field. The caution would not wave until lap 26 when a light mist began to fall over the speedway.  After several laps under caution to keep heat in the track, the race went back to green with Craig taking over the top spot from Wallace.  But, the caution would wave again after contact in turn three between Fryar and Joe Graf, Jr. sent Fryar for a spin.  During the caution, the precipitation would pick up, resulting in a delay to insure that the track was dry.

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Bacon Turns in K.C. Masterpiece at Lakeside

Kansas City, Kansas………One of the statistics bandied about in the week leading up to Saturday night’s USAC return to Lakeside Speedway was the fact that the most accomplished drivers in the sport, more often than not, seem to rise to the occasion when the venerable club visits the Kansas City, Kansas oval.

Coming into the event, 13 of the 17 drivers who had won USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car features at the old Lakeside Speedway half-mile and the newer Lakeside Speedway 4/10-mile were either USAC National champions or National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductees.

One of those names absent from the list entering the Saturday night was Broken Arrow, Oklahoma’s Brady Bacon. The two-time USAC National Sprint Car champ came within a lap of stamping his initials on that list in 2016. One year later, though, redemption was on his mind as he led all 30 laps to score his first triumph at Lakeside.

On the start, Bacon jumped ahead from the pole while third-place starter, young Riley Kreisel stepped into second. Right off the bat, though, a campfire broke out underneath the hood of Bacon’s ride as a trail of smoke clouded the sky behind him. No harm, no foul, though, as it was merely a little overflow spilling out of the oil tank. Bacon glanced down at the oil pressure gage and reassured that everything was perfectly fine from his vantage point.

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Ridgetop, TN USAC Speed2 Eastern Midget ResultsLTS

Nolan Allison Takes Highland Rim “40”

Ridgetop, TN……..Nolan Allison of Greensboro, N.C. won Saturday night’s 40-lap USAC Speed2 Eastern Midget race at Highland Rim Speedway. He grabbed the lead from Jagger Parker on lap four and led the rest of the way to beat George Kurtz, Jessica Bean, Neal Allison and Sam Hatfield.

USAC SPEED2 EASTERN MIDGET RACE RESULTS: July 29, 2017 – Ridgetop, Tennessee – Highland Rim Speedway

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Nolan Allison, 16, Allison-12.650; 2. George Kurtz, 4, Kurtz-12.711; 3. Jessica Bean, 5, Radical-12.810; 4. Sam Hatfield, 8, Hatfield-12.877; 5. Neal Allison, 15, Allison-12.986; 6. Jagger Parker, 20, Parker-13.003; 7. Jake Trainor, 8T, Trainor-13.057; 8. Scotty Milan, 99, Radical-13.092; 9. Jake Garcia, 35, Garcia-13.092; 10. Nick McFarland, 27, McFarland-13.121; 11. Ben McFarland, 25, McGarland-13.252.

FEATURE: (40 laps) 1. Nolan Allison, 2. George Kurtz, 3. Jessica Bean, 4. Neal Allison, 5. Sam Hatfield, 6. Nick McFarland, 7. Jake Trainor, 8. Jake Garcia, 9. Jagger Parker, 10. Scotty Milan, 11. Ben McFarland. NT

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Petaluma USAC West Coast Sprint Results

Ensign Tops Petaluma West Coast Sprints

Petaluma, CA……..Geoff Ensign of Sebastopol, Calif. won Saturday night’s 25-lap USAC West Coast Sprint race at Petaluma Speedway. He passed Danny Faria Jr. on lap 10 and led the rest of the way ato beat Tristan Guardino, Cory Elliott, Austin Liggett and Ryan Timmons. Faria was sixth.

USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: July 28,-2017 – Petaluma, California – Petalma Speedway

WOODLAND AUTO DISPLAY QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Geoff Ensign, 44, Ensign-13.728 (New Track Record); 2. Max Adams, 5M, Adams-13.838; 3. Cory Elliott, 11E, Elliott-13.860; 4. Jake Swanson, 12, Dale-13.942; 5. Ryan Timmons, 29T, Timmons-13.965; 6. Joe Stornetta Jr., 8, Richardson-13.975; 7. Austin Liggett, 83, Liggett-14.024; 8. Shannon McQueen, 7, McQueen-14.048; 9. Danny Faria Jr., 17V, Faria-14.250; 10. Shawn Arriaga, 56, Arriaga-14.297; 11. Brandon Wiley, 33B, Team 33-14.345; 12. Tristan Guardino, 15T, Guardino-14.452; 13. Steve Hix, 57, Hix-14.543; 14. Steven Garris, 58, Garria-14.576; 15. Nick Larson, 24N, Larson-14.765; 16. Ryan Stolz, 63, Stolz-14.883; 17. Bill Cornwell, 3, Garrison-14.892; 18. Will Fatu, 42, Fatu-15.331; 19. Hobie Conway, 1K, Kruseman-15.337; 20. Bob Davis, 3R, Davis-15.402; 21. Benjamin Catron, 4, Catron-15.533; 22. Austin Ervine, 51, AJ-16.103.

EXTREME MUFFLERS FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Ensign, 2. Swanson, 3. Arriaga, 4. Liggett, 5. Stolz, 6. Hix, 7. Conway, 8. Ervine. NT

BROWN & MILLER RACING SOLUTIONS SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Adams, 2. McQueen, 3. Timmons, 4. Garris, 5. Wiley, 6. Davis. NT

KEIZER ALUMINUM WHEELS/SALDANA RACING PRODUCTS THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Guardino, 2. Faria, 3. Elliott, 4. Larson, 5. Fatu, 6. Catron, 7. Stornetta. NT

FEATURE: (25 laps) 1. Geoff Ensign, 2. Tristan Guardino, 3. Cory Elliott, 4. Austin Liggett, 5. Ryan Timmons, 6. Danny Faria Jr., 7. Max Adams, 8. Shawn Arriaga, 9. Shannon McQueen, 10. Nick Larson, 11. Ryan Stolz, 12. Bob Davis, 13. Hobie Conway, 14. Jake Swanson, 15. Will Fatu, 16. Brandon Wiley, 17. Joe Stornetta Jr., 18. Steven Garris, 19. Benjamin Catron, 20. Austin Ervine, 21. Steve Hix, 22. Bill Cornwell. NT
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**Adams flipped on lap 6 of the feature. Garris flipped on lap 18 of the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-9 Faria, Laps 10-25 Ensign

BR MOTORSPORTS / KING RACING PRODUCTS HARD CHARGER: Cory Elliott (9th to 3rd)

NEW USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR POINTS: 1-Swanson-844, 2-Liggett-794, 3-Bernal-699, 4-Guardino-693, 5-Richard Vander Weerd-648, 6-Faria-624, 7-Jace Vander Weerd-618, 8-Timmons-556, 9-Adams-551, 10-Cody Majors-547.

NEXT USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR RACE: August 12 – Santa Maria (CA) Raceway – “Bud Stanfield Memorial”

Sources: USAC PR

Susquehanna USAC Eastern Midget Results GET RESULTS Presented by ARDC

2-in-a-Row for Pierson with Susquehanna Victory

York Haven, PA……..Adam Pierson of Bradford, Vt. picked up his second straight USAC Regional Midget race pesented by ARDC Saturday night at Susquehanna Speedway, leading the final 10 laps to win the 20-lapper over Ryan Greth, Tommy Kunsman Jr., Brett Arndt and P.J. Gargiulo. Ardnt led the first 10 laps. Alex Bright was treated and released from a nearby hospital after being struck by a broken drive line.

USAC EASTERN REGIONAL MIDGETS PRESENTED BY ARDC RACE RESULTS: July 29, 2017 – York Haven, Pennsylvania – Susquehanna Speedway – 16th Annual “York County Nationals”

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Tommy Kunsman Jr. (#21 Kunsman), 2. Adam Pierson (#76E Mancini), 3. Ryan Wilson (#23M Miller), 4. Josh Heckman (#12 Heckman), 5. Shawn Jackson (#7J Jackson), 6. Jason Rice (#57 Rice), 7. Steve Craig (#55 Craig), 8. Rohan Beasley (#14B Beasley), 9. Alex Bright (#77 Bright), NT

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Sammy Swindell Earns $10,000 at Orange County Fair Speedway

MIDDLETOWN, NY (July 29, 2017) – Adding to his already illustrious career, Germantown, Tennessee’s Sammy Swindell became the first Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions main event winner at Orange County Fair (NY) Speedway on Saturday night, leading all 25 circuits around “The Legendary House of Power” to score $10,000, as well as a 26th career Arctic Cat All Star main event victory. The pilot of the Jared Zimbardi-owned/Bundle of Warmth/Performance Powder Coating/No. 35s nearly swept the evening program; setting the fastest time of the night during Lincoln Electric Time Trials, as well as earning JE Pistons Dash and A-main victories.

“This car was a pleasure to drive. We learned some things last night and capitalized on them today,” Sammy Swindell said. “With a deal like tonight, all you can do is drive as straight as you can and keep the tires underneath you. Luckily for us, we were able to hang on. We hope to continue this trend tomorrow at Lebanon Valley.”

Swindell withstood four cautions during his campaign at the front of the running order, and unfortunately for those involved, all four cautions included competitors racing within the top-ten; Tyler Esh, Justin Barger, and Arctic Cat All Star point leader, Chad Kemenah, to name a few. Esh was racing second when his right rear tire went flat, erasing a potential career high finish with “America’s Series.”

Findlay, Ohio’s Caleb Helms, who started ninth on the main event grid, gave Swindell is only true challenge during the 25-lapper, actually driving around the former World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion at the entrance of turn one on lap 22. The pass was ultimately negated due to a full lap not being completed. Swindell returned to the point position and remained there for the final four circuits with Helms in tow.

Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Rookie of the Year contender, Brandon Spithaler, worked his way forward from tenth to finish third during his first ever Orange County Fair Speedway start, followed by Paulie Colagiovanni and Stewart Friesen. Friesen was also a victim of tire issues, restarting at the back of the field after coming to a stop with nine laps in the books.

Capping off their three-race weekend in the Empire State, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will now make the tow to Upstate New York, set to invade Lebanon Valley Speedway in West Lebanon on Sunday evening, July 30. Dubbed as “The Valley of Speed,” Lebanon Valley Speedway will award a $7,000 winner’s share, also guaranteeing a minimum of $1,000 to each main event starter. The combined event purse is a staggering $39,450.

Lebanon Valley Speedway will open pit gates at 3:00pm on Sunday afternoon. The Arctic Cat All Star drivers meeting will take shape at 5:00pm, followed by hot laps at 5:45pm. Those who are seeking additional news and notes should visit Lebanon Valley Speedway live on the Web at www.lebanonvalley.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Orange County Fair Speedway – Saturday, July 29, 2017:
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 29 entries
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Tony Stewart – 18.132 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Sammy Swindell – 17.658 seconds
Ford Performance Heat #1: Mike Mahaney
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Coleman Gulick
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Jimmy Seger
JE Pistons Dash #1: Sammy Swindell
Classic Ink USA B-Main: Brandon Matus
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Sammy Swindell
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Caleb Armstrong (+10)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Davey Sammons (6th)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Anthony Fiore
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Lee Jacobs
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying
Group (A)
1. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 18.229; 2. 35-Tyler Esh, 18.248; 3. 33mm-Mike Mahaney, 18.359; 4. 8M-TJ Michael, 18.361; 5. 747-Davey Sammons, 18.4; 6. 91-Anthony Fiore, 18.486; 7. 1Z-Stewart Friesen, 18.54; 8. 7K-Dan Shetler, 18.573; 9. 10-Joe Kata, 18.682; 10. 33-Brent Matus, 19.253

Group (B)
1. 14-Tony Stewart, 17.8; 2. 17-Caleb Helms, 18.081; 3. 1080-Jordan Mackison, 18.189; 4. 14c-Coleman Gulick, 18.194; 5. 5-Justin Barger, 18.201; 6. 13-Brandon Matus, 18.242; 7. 59-Ryan Smith, 18.315; 8. 33M-Max Stambaugh, 18.437; 9. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 99; 10. 30-Scott Goodrich, NT

Group ( C )
1. 35s-Sammy Swindell, 17.658; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 17.873; 3. 51-John Garvin, 18.417; 4. 2-Jimmy Seger, 18.468; 5. 10c-Paulie Colagiovanni, 18.618; 6. 81-Lee Jacobs, 18.648; 7. 95-Hunter Mackison, 18.738; 8. 1-Scott Flammer, 19.052; 9. 1Q-Thomas Radivoy, 19.564

Heat #1 – Group (A) (8 Laps) – Top 6 Transfer
1. 33MM-Mike Mahaney [2]; 2. 35-Tyler Esh [3]; 3. 22-Brandon Spithaler [4]; 4. 8M-TJ Michael [1]; 5. 1Z-Stewart Friesen [7]; 6. 747-Davey Sammons [5]; 7. 10-Joe Kata [9]; 8. 91-Anthony Fiore [6]; 9. 7K-Dan Shetler [8]; 10. 33-Brent Matus [10]

Heat #2 – Group (B) (8 Laps) – Top 6 Transfer
1. 14C-Coleman Gulick [1]; 2. 1080-Jordan Mackison [2]; 3. 17-Caleb Helms [3]; 4. 14-Tony Stewart [4]; 5. 5-Justin Barger [5]; 6. 59-Ryan Smith [7]; 7. 33M-Max Stambaugh [8]; 8. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [9]; 9. 13-Brandon Matus [6]

Heat #3 – Group ( C ) (8 Laps) – Top 6 Transfer
1. 2-Jimmy Seger [1]; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah [3]; 3. 51-John Garvin [2]; 4. 35S-Sammy Swindell [4]; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs [6]; 6. 10C-Paulie Colagiovanni [5]; 7. 1-Scott Flammer [8]; 8. 1Q-Thomas Radivoy [9]; 9. 95-Hunter Mackison [7]

Dash #1 (6 Laps)
1. 35S-Sammy Swindell [1]; 2. 35-Tyler Esh [2]; 3. 14-Tony Stewart [3]; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah [5]; 5. 14C-Coleman Gulick [6]; 6. 33MM-Mike Mahaney [7]; 7. 2-Jimmy Seger [4]; 8. 1080-Jordan Mackison [8]

B-Main (10 Laps) – Top 6 Transfer
1. 13-Brandon Matus [1]; 2. 33M-Max Stambaugh [2]; 3. 7K-Dan Shetler [4]; 4. 10-Joe Kata [5]; 5. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [9]; 6. 91-Anthony Fiore [3]; 7. 1-Scott Flammer [6]; 8. 1Q-Thomas Radivoy [8]; 9. 33-Brent Matus [7]; 10. 95-Hunter Mackison [10]

A-Main (25 Laps)
1. 35s-Sammy Swindell [1]; 2. 17-Caleb Helms [7]; 3. 22-Brandon Spithaler [8]; 4. 10c-Paulie Colagiovanni [16]; 5. 1Z-Stewart Friesen [12]; 6. 747-Davey Sammons [15]; 7. 33mm-Mike Mahaney [6]; 8. 8M-TJ Michael [10]; 9. 59-Ryan Smith [14]; 10. 91-Anthony Fiore [22]; 11. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [21]; 12. 5-Justin Barger [11]; 13. 51-John Garvin [9]; 14. 10H-Chad Kemenah [4]; 15. 81-Lee Jacobs [13]; 16. 10-Joe Kata [20]; 17. 33M-Max Stambaugh [18]; 18. 7K-Dan Shetler [19]; 19. 1-Scott Flammer [23]; 20. 35-Tyler Esh [2]; 21. 2-Jimmy Seger [5]; 22. 13-Brandon Matus [17]; 23. 14c-Coleman Gulick [3]; 24. 1080-Jordan Mackison [24] Lap Leaders: Sammy Swindell [1-25]

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (July 29, 2017):
1. Chad Kemenah – 4102
2. Ryan Smith – 3828
3. Caleb Armstrong – 3770
4. Max Stambaugh – 3448
5. Caleb Helms – 3292
6. T.J. Michael – 3253
7. Brandon Spithaler – 3219
8. Tyler Esh – 3107
9. Brandon Matus – 3054
10. John Garvin – 2960

Additional Arctic Cat All Star Series Info:
Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit its official online home at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every event, as well as an up-to-date schedule, online at www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/.

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions:
All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first ‘outlaw’ Sprint Car organization of the modern era. After a 10 year stint as owner of the All Stars, Miller passed control of the series to Bert Emick in 1980; a reign that would continue through 2002. Guy Webb then purchased the series from Emick in the summer of 2002 and served as the series President for the next 12 years. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015.

About Arctic Cat:
The Arctic Cat brand is among the most widely recognized and respected in the recreational vehicle industry. The company designs, engineers, manufactures and markets all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), side-by-sides and snowmobiles, in addition to related parts, garments and accessories under the Arctic Cat® and Motorfist® brand names. Arctic Cat Inc.’s world headquarters is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.ArcticCat.com.

Sources: Tyler Altmeyer/Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions PR

Two-Time Track Champion TJ Brackett Wins Super Late Model Race at Oxford Plains Speedway, Tightens Championship Battle

Oxford, Maine – Buckfield’s TJ Brackett nailed down his second Budweiser Championship Series Super Late Model win of the season in Saturday night’s 50-lap Super Late Model race at Oxford Plains Speedway.

Brackett, a two-time champion of the top class at OPS, battled hard for the victory against Auburn’s Travis Stearns, in Stearns best run since moving into the Super Late Model division after a very successful run in Late Models.

Even after yielding the race lead to Brackett, Stearns was a threat to win, racing hard and even with the eventual winner in the outside groove for several laps on cold tires. In the end, Brackett won by 1.04-seconds over Stearns. Rhode Island native Kyle DeSouza, now living in South Carolina, made a rare OPS start pay off with a third-place finish.
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Power Starts from Familiar Spot Up Front at Mid-Ohio

LEXINGTON, Ohio (Saturday, July 29, 2017) – Will Power will start from the front row in the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio for the sixth straight year on Sunday after claiming the Verizon P1 Award in Verizon IndyCar Series qualifying today at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

Driving the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet, Power’s best lap of 1 minute, 4.1720 seconds (126.672 mph) in the Firestone Fast Six was enough to earn his third pole position at Mid-Ohio, his fifth pole this season and the 49th of his Indy car career – tying the 2014 series champion with Bobby Unser for fourth on the all-time list.

“The Verizon car was really hooked up,” Power said. “Before qualifying, we made a few changes and kind of got it in the window. Really happy for all the guys, especially here. You’ve got to start at the front here; it’s really, really difficult to pass, so (winning pole is) giving us the best chance to win tomorrow.”

HONDA INDY 200 AT MID-OHIO: Qualifying results

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