Archive for September 11th, 2017

Lots of Loot on the Line for Jim & Joanne Ford Classic at Fremont Speedway

FREMONT, Ohio – A lot of money will be on the line for the 10th Annual Jim and Joanne Ford Classic at Fremont Speedway Friday and Saturday, Sept. 15 and 16. And, it’s not all in the feature events!

“The combined purses for the weekend total over $80,000. It’s our way of saying thanks to the teams for supporting us all year. It puts the money in the hands of the teams and the fans get a great show at an affordable price,” said Rich Farmer, Fremont Speedway Promoter.

Friday, Sept. 15 will feature the championship night for the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series presented by Ohio Logistics. The Ohio Sprint Car Series presented by Ohio Heating will also make the trek northward to compete against the FAST teams with the feature paying $5,000 to win; $1,000 for 10th place; and $500 to start the A-main.
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Transforming the Steel Palace to the Clay Palace

CONCORD, NC – Sept. 11, 2017 – As soon as Oswego Speedway closed its doors on the 2017 season last week, DIRTcar Racing crews began the arduous task of once again taking the historic speedway back to its dirt-racing roots, transforming the Steel Palace to a Clay Palace for Racing’s Biggest Party. For the second straight year, Oswego Speedway will host NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week from October 1- 8, 2017.

This year, officials gained access to the facility two weeks earlier than last year in order to prepare a better racing surface and ensure the best NAPA Super DIRT Week ever.

Last week crews got busy skirting the asphalt with jersey barriers to increase the height of the famous inside steel wall. Then, during the weekend, multiple truckloads of mulch were laid down over the asphalt track to preserve the racing surface, help with necessary drainage, and simplify the impending clean-up process.
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Cunningham Strong at Salem; Sargeant Grabs Third, Lee Ninth in Fall Classicar

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (Sept. 11, 2017) – Running within the top-five for the majority of the race, Cunningham Motorsports drivers Shane Lee and Dalton Sargeant completed a strong showing at Salem Speedway Saturday night with a top-five and top-10 finish. Sargeant took home a third-place finish while teammate Lee finished ninth in the Eddie Gilstrap Motors Fall Classic 200.

Shane Lee, No. 22 Big Tine Ford Fusion
Start: 3rd / Finish: 9th

Lee held the third position for the majority of the first half of the race until he moved into fifth 57 laps in to the 200-lap feature.
The first caution fell on lap 68. Lee reported being free all the way through the corner. He came down pit road for new right side General Tires, Sunoco fuel and adjustments.
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Late Race Heartbreak for Teammates Eckes and Hessert at Salem; VMS Newcomer LeMastus Finishes 12th

Concord, North Carolina (September 11, 2017) – The ARAC Racing Series presented by Menards rolled into Salem Speedway for the 102nd all-time track visit for the final short track event of the ’17 season Saturday night under the lights for the Eddie Gilstrap Fall Classic 200.

Featuring a stout driver lineup including six-time series winner, Tom Hessert, rookie standout, Christian Eckes, and VMS newcomer Bo LeMastus, the team returned to familiar territory seeking short track supremacy.

Stacked with a strong field for the Fall Classic the duo of Eckes and Hessert flexed their muscle early before both drivers ended up suffering catastrophic issues ending their nights before the checkered flag waved.
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Therrien Crowned “King of the Road” on CCV Championship Night

Morris Takes Second Late Model Win of Season; Woodard, Davis Claim Flying Tiger and Street Stock Championships

Barre, Vt. – Hinesburg’s Bobby Therrien became the first driver in Thunder Road’s modern era to win championships in three different divisions as he was crowned the 2017 “King of the Road” at Community College of Vermont Championship Night on Sunday, September 10. The new Thunder Road Late Model Champion previously won titles in the Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel Flying Tigers in 2012 and the Allen Lumber Street Stocks in 2007.

Therrien entered the main event with a 28-point advantage over South Burlington’s Trampas Demers and started 15th on the grid for the 65-lap Late Model feature. As Barre’s Boomer Morris ran away at the front, Therrien steadily worked his way through the field and had found his way up to fifth when the race’s second and final caution came out on lap 36 for Kyle Pembroke’s stalled automobile.

After battling side-by-side with Barre’s Christopher Pelkey for nearly 20 circuits following the restart, Therrien was able to secure the third spot in the final rundown. The result was more than enough to take the championship after Demers could do no better than seventh.

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