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USAC Sprint Doubleheader Hits the Hoosier State this Friday-Saturday

After a tumultuous month of inactivity brought upon by Mother Nature, the teams of the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship are champing at the bit to get their season back on track this weekend with a doubleheader of action in southern Indiana, Friday, April 27, at Bloomington Speedway and Saturday, April 28, at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt.

Kevin Thomas, Jr. not only leads the series standings heading into the weekend, he was also the lone driver to win at both Bloomington and Haubstadt a year ago.  In fact, the Cullman, Ala. driver is the only expected entrant for this weekend’s events who has multiple wins at both venues.  Additionally, Thomas was victorious at Bloomington in 2012 for his very first career series win.  In 2013, Thomas won a pair of features at Tri-State.

His Dynamics, Inc. team has found a fortune of success over the years at both places, with three wins at Bloomington in 2005 with Tracy Hines, 2008 with Jerry Coons, Jr. and just last year with Chad Boespflug, who outdueled Chris Windom in an incredible, see-saw battle during the final laps.  At Tri-State, Dynamics, Inc. has made it to victory lane with Tracy Hines in 2002 and Brady Bacon in 2015.

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Mcdermand Wins IMRA Opener at Quincy

Quincy, IL……..Chase McDermand of Springfield, Ill. won Sunday night’s 18-lap Engler USAC Speed2 IMRA Midget Series opener at Quincy Raceways. Chase led all 18 laps to beat Andy Baugh, Bart Andrews, Mark Billings and Jeff Sparks. The series continues April 28 at Spoon River Speedway in Canton, Ill.

ENGLER USAC SPEED2 IMRA MIDGET RACE RESULTS: April 22, 2018 – Quincy, Illinois – Quincy Raceways

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Chase McDermand, (#40 McDermand), 2. Bart Andrews (#69 Trone), 3. Blake Buchholtz (#37 Raymond), 4. Mark Billings (#60e Billings). NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Andy Baugh (#6b Baugh), 2. Jeff Sparks (#55 Sparks), 3. Daltyn England (#19e England), 4. Kevin Battefeld (#42 Battefeld), 5. Blake Haynes (#9b Haynes). NT

FEATURE: (18 laps) 1. Chase McDermand, 2. Andy Baugh, 3. Bart Andrews, 4. Mark Billings, 5. Jeff Sparks, 6. Daltyn England. NT

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Farrington Notches Opening Day Win at Wiscasset

A chilly windy day wasn’t going to keep a large group of eager race fans from what they had been waiting months for. Opening day had arrived. Group 1 divisions took to the track Saturday afternoon at Wiscasset Speedway with a little over 1200 racing enthusiast huddled in for a day of fun. The Thunder 4 Mini division had the honor of spotlight status for the day. Also in action were the ServPro of Biddeford Saco Prostocks, Maxwell’s MArket Super Streets, and Cahill Tire 4-cylinder Pros.

The Thunder 4’s lined up for their 35 lap feature with Michael Golding of Pownal and Wiscasset’s Noah Haggett on the front row. The two put on a good early battle with Haggett leading the way until a lap 8 caution. On the ensuing restart, Haggett had shifting problems and dropped 8 positions by the time he got up to full speed on the backstretch. That’s all Golding needed as he ran out to a full straightaway lead by the halfway point of the race. Behind him, several drivers including Caleb Emerson Mains, Cameron Campbell, Travis Poulliot and Brandon Varney battled it out for the remaining two spots in victory lane. Poulliot finally broke into the clear and began to chase down the leader. Over the final 10 laps, Poulliot cut Golding’s lead in half. But time ran out and Golding notched the victory. Poulliot settled for the runner-up trophy. Varney pulled in to claim the 3rd, however, he was penalized in post-race inspection, handing the 3rd place finish to Caleb Emerson-Mains. Haggett recovered to finish 4th and Campbell took 5th.

In support action, Dave Farrington Jr of Jay returned to the track where his racing career started 9 years earlier and notched a convincing victory in the 40 lap feature for the ServPro of Biddeford Saco Prostocks. Farrington patiently worked the outside lane and finished the pass on Sidney’s Kevin Douglass by lap 15. From there he built up a comfortable cushion and held it to the checkers. It was his 3rd career prostock win at Wiscasset Speedway to go along with a pair of Late Model victories including the 2015 Coastal 200. Wiscasset’s Nick Hinkley started 4th and finished 2nd. They were joined in victory lane by Ajay Picard of Palmyra. Douglass and Charlie Colby of Newcastle filled out the top 5. In the 25 lap feature for the Maxwell’s Market Super Streets defending champ Josh Bailey took advantage of a slip by polesitter Sean Johnson, took the lead in turn 4 and ran to the feature win. 2017 Rookie of the Year Michael Harrison turned in a personal best 2nd place finish, followed by Johnson. The Cahill Tire 4-cylinder Pros saw 2nd year racer Hayden Norris of West Gardiner hold off challenges from a handful of veterans to pick up his first career win. Ryan Hayes of Jefferson and Larry Melcher of Jay joined him in victory lane, while Jeff Prindall and Craig Dunn rounded out the top 5.

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Newgarden Victorious Again at Barber Motorsports Park, Rain or Shine

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (Monday, April 23, 2018) – Josef Newgarden raced on cruise control in today’s completion of the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama presented by America’s First. Even a return of rain late in the race didn’t prevent the Team Penske driver from collecting his third Verizon IndyCar Series win at Barber Motorsports Park in the past four years.

Newgarden drove the No. 1 Hitachi Team Penske Chevrolet to a 9.9607-second victory at the hilly 2.3-mile, 17-turn permanent road course, despite increasingly treacherous track conditions as rain that caused the race to be suspended after 22 laps on Sunday reappeared for the final 15 laps today.

“More hectic than you would want at the end,” Newgarden admitted. “It seemed like it was pretty straightforward all day. We weren’t having yellows, it was dry, then that rain made it very nerve-racking.”

HONDA INDY GRAND PRIX OF ALABAMA: Official results

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‘What They’re Saying’ from Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama Continuation

JOSEF NEWGARDEN (No. 1 Hitachi Team Penske Chevrolet, 2018 Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama winner): “That was more eventful than I would have liked. But everybody did a great job. How about Team Chevy today – they gave us a great engine, good fuel mileage, and good reliability, and that’s what we needed to win this race. It’s great having Hitachi – we got Verizon a victory, now we got Hitachi a victory, so thank you, guys. Everyone at Team Penske did a great job, but like I said, that was more eventful than I wanted it. It would seem like smooth sailing, for the most part, we didn’t have any yellows, which we were hoping no yellows today, but then the rain crept in. I couldn’t believe how long everyone stayed out. It was really risky what they were doing, but I understand why there were doing it. I’m glad we made the call to come in so soon.”

MATHEUS “MATT” LEIST (No. 4 ABC Supply AJ Foyt Racing Chevrolet): “We made some great progress from where we started the weekend, so I’m pretty happy with that. The car was good with the reds (Firestone alternate tires) in the race, so I think we had good pace. We were running with (Simon) Pagenaud, and when (Scott) Dixon came in front of me he was not that much faster, which means we made some progress from practice. Unfortunately, in the rain, the car wasn’t as good, we were struggling with understeer, so I couldn’t push as I wanted. If we look at where we started and where we finished, it was a good weekend. I’m happy for the ABC Supply team and myself. Onto Indianapolis.”

JAMES HINCHCLIFFE (No. 5 Arrow Electronics SPM Honda): “I feel bad for the fans as much as anything. We were driving around out there, and it’s like, ‘Right guys its getting wetter, it’s getting wetter….’ ‘Wet enough for rains?’ ‘Nah, not wet enough for rains…’ ‘Wet enough for rains?’ ‘Nah…’ ‘Pit for rains.’ ‘Are you guys sure?’ It was the right call for sure, so big props to the Schmidt Peterson Motorsports guys; solid weekend for us in the end. As I said before, not a great test here, but two cars in the top 10 after qualifying and then two cars in the top five in the race, so pretty proud of these boys and everyone on the Arrow Electronics car. It’s good to get a couple of Hondas up there, maybe not on the top step of the podium, but we took the rest of it.”

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Tim Shaffer Hard Charges to a $5,000 Payday at Wayne County Speedway

ORRVILLE, Ohio (April 21, 2018) – For the first time during his illustrious career, the “Steel City Outlaw” Tim Shaffer is an Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 main event winner at Wayne County Speedway. The Aliquippa, Pa., native, who bumped his career win total to 62 during All Star competition, earned his $5,000 payday in fantastic fashion, battling forward from the outside of row four to track down race-long leader, Chad Kemenah, with just nine circuits remaining. Shaffer’s performance, his second All Star victory of the 2018 season, also earned him the MSD Performance Hard Charger Award for advancing the most positions.

All Star main event pole-sitter, Carson Macedo, who also worked around Kemenah during the later laps of the 30-lap program, finished second at “Orrville’s Historic Oval,” followed by Chad Kemenah, Parker Price-Miller, and Spencer Bayston.

“That was a blast tonight. What a car we had,” Tim Shaffer said in Wayne County Speedway victory lane. “Cody Jacobs gave me a great car here tonight. We wanted this one bad. We always seemed to struggle when we came here, but tonight was different. We started eighth, but just kept on going.”

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Brunelle Poised for Repeat Performance in 2018 at Evans Mills

EVANS MILLS, NY – Some racers live by the motto, “it doesn’t need to look pretty to go fast”. Other racers, like 2018 Evans Mills Speedway Mills Modified champion Randy Brunelle seem to find a way to field cars that do both – look pretty AND go fast.

This past Saturday, Brunelle took to the track at Evans Mills for the first scheduled preseason practice, tuning his car in for the impending season, which will kick off on Saturday, May 5 at the 3/8-mile paved oval.

Brunelle’s lap times during the practice sessions nearly mirrored his lap times from his last race the previous year, which one would expect if they didn’t take into consideration the fact that Brunelle was not, in fact, in his championship-winning car. During the offseason, Brunelle purchased another car, which was the car he brought on Saturday.

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Bronzie Lawson IV Claims Emotional First MSR Sprint Win at Hickory

NEWTON, N.C. – After an invert of 10 placed him on the pole for Saturday night’s Southern Shootout finale at Hickory Motor Speedway, Bronzie Lawson IV joked that he “might need a miracle” in order to keep the lead down the stretch.

At the end of 50 laps, Lawson used a stunning display of driving to not only get his miracle, but collect his first Must See Racing Sprint Car Series victory.

Lawson started from the pole and led all 50 laps Friday night, holding outside polesitter Jerry Caryer at bay early on and then fending off three fierce challenges from Aaron Pierce in the final 10 laps to take home a $2,000 payday.

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PASS North Super Late Model Win is Third Straight at Oxford Plains Speedway for Curtis Gerry

Oxford, Maine – Curtis Gerry of Waterboro continued to shine when the money is on the line, claiming victory in the Honey Badger 150 Pro All Stars Series Super Late Model race Sunday afternoon at Oxford Plains Speedway. It was the third straight PASS Super Late Model win for Gerry at Oxford Plains Speedway, a streak that began at the 44th Annual Oxford 250 last August.

Gerry needed to mount an impressive, late-race charge in the race, which ended with a green flag stretch well in excess of 100 laps, to get by Cassius Clark of Farmington. Clark led more than 100 laps aboard the Nova Scotia-based King Racing 13 before yielding to Gerry with just four laps remaining in the 150-lap test.

Clark, who won the 50-lap Budweiser Championship Series season opener on the previous night at Oxford Plains Speedway, easily held on to claim runner-up honors. Reigning PASS North Super Late Model champion Travis Benjamin of Belfast was an early leader in the race, earning a third-place finish at the checkered flag.

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Heavy Rain Suspends Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama on 23rd Lap

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (Sunday, April 22, 2018) – Heavy rain pounded Barber Motorsports Park throughout the day and forced suspension of the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama presented by America’s First on Lap 23. The race will be completed starting at noon ET Monday.

NBCSN will air the Verizon IndyCar Series race’s conclusion live starting at 11:30 a.m. ET. The Advance Auto Parts INDYCAR Radio Network broadcast begins at noon.

HONDA INDY GRAND PRIX OF ALABAMA: Unofficial lap report when suspended

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‘What They’re Saying’ from Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama Postponement

JOSEF NEWGARDEN (No. 1 Hitachi Team Penske Chevrolet, 2017 Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama winner, 2018 pole winner): “It’s tough because we have so many people that come out here to watch us. We want to put on a good race. We want to put on a show. So calling the race, running around behind the pace car not running, it’s tough, it’s tough to do that. But I think it was the right thing in the end. When we started the race, the conditions were OK. You could run at that level of rain. Then, it intensified right before that first caution. I think when the caution came out, it got to a point where it was just too much. There was too much puddling and pooling of water on every straightaway. Then the rivers started flowing, high-speed compressions in Turns 1 and 2, fast corner, 12 and 13, fast corner where the river starts to form. Just tough. I mean, look, we love racing in the rain. It’s got nothing to do with not wanting to run in the rain, not being able to do that. It’s that this type of track with this water level was too much to race today. We’ve run here in the rain before, but it intensified to the point where you’re starting to get in a situation where it’s going to take it out of the drivers’ hands. What happened with Will (Power), I don’t think is a driver error. I don’t know how anyone is going to drive hydroplaning on the front straightaway. I think you would have had that for the rest of the track, too. A tough situation. Thanks for the fans that came out and supported us. Hopefully, we’ll get some people back tomorrow and we’ll get the show in and put on a great event.”

MATHEUS “MATT” LEIST (No. 4 ABC Supply AJ Foyt Racing Chevrolet): 
“Tough day so far. We had some problems with our radio and fuel alarm, but otherwise, the car was alright. It was just too dangerous out there, we couldn’t see anything, so I think they made the right call. Hopefully, we’ll have a good race tomorrow.”

WILL POWER (No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet): “It’s just a real shame for everyone on the Verizon Chevy team. The car was good and we were doing our best out there, but it was really hard to see anything in front of me. The conditions were just so bad. As soon as I got to the frontstraight, the car just came around, and I tried to keep it off the wall, but it was hydroplaning and there was nothing I could do. I feel bad for the team and for the fans in this weather. Just too bad. Hopefully, our luck can turn around when we get to Indianapolis.”

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F1600 and F2000 Road Atlanta Run Down

F1600

Race 1: O’Connor Wins F1600 Race 1

Race 1: Video Highlights

Race 2:  O’Connor Wins Wet Race 2 at Road Atlanta

Race 2: Video Highlights

Race 3: Essma First in Rain at Road Atlanta

Race 3: Video Highlights

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1978 USAC Plane Crash Victims to be Memorialized April 23

Monday, April 23rd, at 3 pm, IRMA will be unveiling a marker at Arlington, Indiana, to memorialize the nine people lost in the 1978 USAC plane crash. The ceremony will be indoors at the Arlington Christian Church, 2341 N 700 W, Arlington Ind. Donald Davidson and Dick Jordan will be speaking. The Gordon 500 Pipers will be playing. And, Tony Stewart is planning on being there.

Many of the family members have been contacted, but If you know any of the family members of the victims, please let them know about the ceremony. Those who died are Ray Marquette, Frankie DelRoy, Shim Malone, Don Peabody, Stan Worley, Judy Phillips, Ross Teeguarden, Bruce White, and Don Mullendore.

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Bright Shines in Last-lap BAPS Eastern Midget Win

York Haven, PA……..Alex Bright of Royersford, Pa. scored a thrilling last-lap victory in Saturday night’s 20-lap USAC Eastern Midget race at BAPS Motor Speedway, passing Adam Pierson on the final lap for the win. Pierson took second ahead of Tommy Kunsman Jr., Ryan Wilson and Shawn Jackson. The series continues May 18 at Pottsville, Pa.
USAC EASTERN MIDGET CHAMPIONSHIP RACE RESULTS: April 21, 2018 – York Haven, Pennsylvania – BAPS Motor Speedway
FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Andrew Layser (#35 Bright), 2. Adam Pierson (#74 Mancini), 3. Reed Salony (#22R Salony), 4. Josh Heckman (#12 Heckman), 5. Lee Nardelli (#85 Nardelli), 6. Robert Spino (#46x Johnson), 7. Brett Conkling (#0nj Conkling), 8. Kenney Johnson (#46 Johnson), 9. Kenny Miller (#23 Miller). NT
SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Alex Bright (#77 Bright), 2. Tommy Kunsman Jr. (#21k Kunsman), 3. Mark Lowery (#3U Woodland), 4. Shawn Jackson (#7s Jackson), 5. Ryan Wilson (#29 Wilson), 6. Mike Meyers (#10m Meyers), 7. Steve Craig (#55 Craig), 8. Ryan Greth (#4 Lesher), 9. Johnny Smith (#4s Smith). NT
ALSO AT THE TRACK: Jason Rice (#57 Rice).
FEATURE: (20 laps) 1. Alex Bright, 2. Adam Pierson, 3. Tommy Kunsman Jr., 4. Ryan Wilson, 5. Shawn Jackson, 6. Mark Lowery, 7. Mike Myers, 8. Johnny Smith, 9. Steve Craig, 10. Andrew Layser, 11. Ryan Greth, 12. Reed Salony, 13. Josh Heckman, 14. Brett Conkling. NT

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The Demon Wins Perris’ “Sokola Classic”

Perris, CA……..Damion Gardner of Concord, Calif. grabbed Saturday night’s 30-lap “Sokola Classic” AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car race at Perris Auto Speedway. He got by Jake Swanson on lap 16 and led the final half of the race to beat fast qualifier Brody Roa, Swanson, Danny Faria Jr. and Charles Davis Jr. Danny Sheridan led the first three laps of the race but flipped on lap four.

AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR SERIES RACE RESULTS: April 21, 2018 – Perris, California – Perris Auto Speedway – “Sokola Shootout”

WOODLAND AUTO DISPLAY QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-16.378; 2. Damion Gardner, 4, Alexander-16.571; 3. Jake Swanson, 92, Sertich-16.799; 4. Logan Williams, 5, Jory-16.844; 5. Charles Davis Jr., 50, Davis-16.918; 6. Jason McDougal, 19S, Reinbold/Underwood-16.966; 7. R.J. Johnson, 42, Cheney-16.975; 8. Danny Sheridan, 12, Allen-16.989; 9. A.J. Bender, 21, Bender-17.214; 10. Matt Rossi, 02, Rossi-17.219; 11. Danny Faria Jr., 17V, Faria-17.269; 12. Matt McCarthy, 28M, McCarthy-17.277; 13. Tommy Malcolm, 5X, Napier-17.290; 14. Verne Sweeney, 98V, Tracy-17.375; 15. Max Adams, 5M, Adams-17.395; 16. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-17.424; 17. Chris Gansen, 4G, Gansen-17.430; 18. Cal Smith, 39, Cal-Sun-17.566; 19. Austin Williams, 2, Jory-17.600; 20. Matt Stewart, 23, Bellegante-17.645; 21. Tye Mihocko, 5T, Mihocko-17.660; 22. Trent Williams, 52V, 17.938; 23. Randy Waitman, 90, Waitman-18.002; 24. Joel Rayborne, 12B, Blair-18.678; 25. Gary Marshall Jr., 72, Marshall-18.976.

EXTREME MUFFLERS FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. C.Williams, 2. Roa, 3. Malcolm, 4. L.Williams, 5. Rossi, 6. A.Williams, 7. T.Williams, 8. Marshall, 9. Johnson. 2:57.12

CIRCLE TRACK PERFORMANCE/ROD END SUPPLY SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Gardner, 2. Faria, 3. Davis, 4. Sheridan, 5. Gansen, 6. Stewart, 7. Waitman, 8. Sweeney. NT

KEIZER ALUMINUM WHEELS/ROD END SUPPLY THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Swanson, 2. Adams, 3. Bender, 4. McCarthy, 5. McDougal, 6. Mihocko, 7. Rayborne, 8. Smith. 3:01.09

COMPETITION SUSPENSION INCORPORATED/ROD END SUPPLY SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Rossi, 2. McDougal, 3. Mihocko, 4. Waitman, 5. A.Williams, 6. Gansen, 7. T.Williams, 8. Stewart, 9. Smith, 10. Rayborne, 11. Marshall, 12. Sweeney, 13. Johnson. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Damion Gardner, 2. Brody Roa, 3. Jake Swanson, 4. Danny Faria Jr., 5. Charles Davis Jr., 6. Max Adams, 7. R.J. Johnson, 8. Tye Mihocko, 9. Matt Stewart, 10. Chris Gansen, 11. Matt Rossi, 12. Cody Williams, 13. Logan Williams, 14. A.J. Bender, 15. Tommy Malcolm, 16. Austin Williams, 17. Jason McDougal, 18. Joel Rayborne, 19. Randy Waitman, 20. Cal Smith, 21. Trent Williams, 22. Danny Sheridan, 23. Matt McCarthy. NT

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Lemke Leads All But One at Las Vegas

Las Vegas, NV……..Adam Lemke of Hollister, Calif. led all but the first lap of Saturday night’s 30-lap USAC Western Speed2 Midget race at the Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Tony Breidinger led the opening lap and finished second ahead of Blake Brannon, Joey Iest and Elvis Rankin.

USAC SPEED2 WESTERN MIDGET PAVEMENT RACE RESULTS: April 21, 2018 – Las Vegas, Nevada – Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway – “Hometown Heroes Night”

QUALIFYING: 1. Adam Lemke, 98, Lemke-15.509; 2. Toni Breidinger, 26, Breidinger-15.509; 3. Joey Iest, 17, Iest-15.726; 4. Blake Brannon, 40, Brannon-16.043; 5. Elvis Rankin, 54, Rankin-16.328.

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Adam Lemke, 2. Toni Breidinger, 3. Blake Brannon, 4. Joey Iest, 5. Elvis Rankin. NT—————————–

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Pauch Picks Up his Second New Egypt Speedway Checkered Flag of the Year

New Egypt, NJ (April 22, 2018) – At New Egypt Speedway, Billy Pauch, Jr. picked up his second checkered flag of the year after beating his rivals in the Modified feature. Art Liedl was victorious in the Hammer Sportsman main event. The Crate Modified feature was won by Jordan Cox. Eric Jennings took top honors in the Larry’s Hot Rods & Harley’s Northeast Wingless Sprint Cars feature. Ryan Heim won the Lyons Construction/Metal Fab Rookie Sportsman race.

Polesitter Chad Barney grabbed the lead as the 30-lap Modified feature began with Richie Pratt, Jr. and Jim Bobbitt next in line. After several caution periods and eight tours recorded, Barney was still in charge with Steve Davis, Matt Stangle, Billy Pauch, Jr., and Pratt, Jr. completing the top five. At the halfway point, the front four of Barney, Davis, Stangle and Pauch, Jr. were racing in close quarters of one another. Shortly afterwards, Pauch, Jr., who started the event in twenty-fourth, began to use the middle racing lanes in the corners and motored into second place on the seventeenth revolution. Two laps later, Pauch, Jr. scooted past Barney to take over first place. Once on top, Pauch, Jr. began to pull away from the field. Behind the leader and with nine circuits to go, Stangle edged up into third while eighteenth place starting David VanHorn continued his march forward as he moved into fourth. As Pauch, Jr. was beginning to approach lap traffic, his comfortable lead evaporated due to a caution period for Tim Apgar with four laps to go. On the ensuing restart, Pauch, Jr. held off Barney with VanHorn advancing into third, Davis riding in fourth and Stangle slipping
back to fifth. Over the final laps, Pauch, Jr. distanced himself away from the pack and cruised to his second win of the year. Barney’s strong run netted him second place. With VanHorn finishing third, Davis was fourth and Stangle was fifth. Matt Stangle, Ryan Godown, and Dominick Buffalino were the Modified heat winners.

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Wiscasset Speedway Results 4/21/18

Here are your short version results from Saturday’s Group 1 Opening Day. Full official results are up on the website www.wiscassetspeedway.com.

THUNDER 4 MINI (35 lap Spotlight feature)
1. #26 Michael Golding – Pownal (first win since 2016)
2. #16 Travis Poulliot – Winslow
3. #4e Caleb Emerson Mains – Richmond
4. #54 Noah Haggett – Wiscasset
5. #4x Cameron Campbell – New Gloucester

MAXWELL’S MARKET SUPER STREETS (25 laps)
1. #2 Josh Bailey – Wiscasset (defending champ)
2. #85 Michael Harrison – Durham (personal best Super finish / 2017 rookie of the year)
3. #9 Sean Johnson – Oakland
4. #23x Mike Hodgkins – Jefferson
5. #06 Zac Poland – Woolwich

CAHILL TIRE 4-CYLINDER PROS (25 laps)
1. #03 Hayden Norris – West Gardiner (first career win)
2. #17 Ryan Hayes – Jefferson
3. #41 Larry Melcher – Jay
4. #24 Jeff Prindall – Lisbon
5. #8 Craig Dunn – Strong

SERVPRO OF BIDDEFORD SACO PROSTOCKS (40 laps)
1. #23 David Farrington Jr – Jay (5th career win at Wiscasset)
2. #15 Nick Hinkley – Wiscasset
3. #99 Ajay Picard – Palmyra
4. #18 Kevin Douglass – Sidney
5. #72 Charlie Colby – Newcastle

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Danny Snyder, Brad Grim, and Ryan Watt Capture Checkered Flags at Grandview Speedway on Saturday Night

Brett Peters and Ricky Rutt Winners in Vintage Racing Feature

BECHTELSVILLE, PA April 22, 2018 . . . A full card of regular season NASCAR points-paying events Saturday night at Grandview Speedway got the 2018 racing season underway on a very exciting note, as Danny Snyder, Brad Grim and Ryan Watt, all, took home Opening Night wins at the popular high-banked third-mile clay oval in Bechtelsville, PA.

The 25-lap Late Model triumph by Snyder was his first victory at the raceway since July 20, 2013, and the tenth win of his career.

Watt dominated in the 30-lap NASCAR T.P.Trailers 358 Modified main event, winning his third career feature race at the track and his first since September 3, 2005.
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Billy Moyer Jr. Wins at Whynot Motorsports Park

MERIDIAN, MS– April 21, 2018– The “House of Hook” at Whynot Motorsports Park lived up to its name on Saturday evening for the finale of the Queen City Shootout. The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series’ 50 lap feature event saw multiple lanes of hooked-up racing. When the checkered flag waved for the final time of the evening, it was Billy Moyer Jr. who was the best of the field claiming his first World of Outlaws win of the 2018 season and third all-time Series win.

Moyer Jr. was overwhelmed with emotion as he climbed out of his car in Victory Lane. He explained to the crowd that at 5 p.m. he received a call saying that his daughter Hallie (born on March 8, 2018) is not doing well. Receiving the call just one hour before the World of Outlaws were scheduled to hit the track for hot laps, Moyer Jr. explained he felt committed to finishing the night.

“This racing doesn’t mean anything. Right now, I’m thinking about my daughter,” said Moyer Jr. “I’m scatterbrained right now. I got a call at 5 o’clock and my mind is so far in left field I don’t really care about this race right now. I just want to get home to her. Man, they were with me here tonight. I want to make a living and to win, but I need to get back to Arkansas as quick as I can.”

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Klaasmeyer Wins at I-55, Sweeps Weekend

Pevely, MO – Fresh off a career-first victory at Belle-Clair Speedway the night before, Tucker Klaasmeyer stole the show from Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports teammate, Logan Seavey, to go two-in-a-row with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League. Starting mid-pack in the 12th position, Klaasmeyer had his work cut out for him.

In the opening laps, Zach Daum paced the field from the second position over Logan Seavey as the track stayed hammer-down. As the track widened out and became abrasive, Clauson-Marshall driver Zeb Wise took over the top point on lap 14, just before the halfway mark.

19 laps in the yellow was displayed as Wise lost a left rear tire while the track began to show signs of rubber. Wise was able to get a new tire bolted on during the yellow and re-fired at the tail.

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Pittman Goes Back-to-Back with Second Consecutive Win at Pevely

PEVELY, MO – April 21, 2018 – Daryn Pittman got underneath Sheldon Haudenschild to lead Lap 31 en route to his second consecutive World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series win of the weekend and second in a row at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, MO. Donny Schatz finished in second and long-time race leader Sheldon Haudenschild completed the podium.

Donny Schatz won the Craftsman Club Dash and earned the pole of the 40-lap Feature alongside Ian Madsen. Madsen powered around Schatz to lead the opening circuit of the Feature. Sheldon Haudenschild used every bit of the racing surface to quickly take second from Schatz and begin chasing down Madsen for the lead.

Just as Haudenschild was ready to make a move on Ian Madsen for the lead on the sixth circuit, the caution flew Ian’s older brother, Kerry, who was facing traffic on the backstretch. Ian Madsen was able to turn under a pair of Sheldon sliders, before Haudenschild took command to lead Lap 8.

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Colton Hardy Charges to Victory with ASCS Southwest at Arizona Speedway

QUEEN CREEK, Ariz. (April 21, 2018) Picking up his third win in four events to start the 2018 season with the ASCS Southwest Region, Colton Hardy charged from eighth to snag Saturday’s victory at the Arizona Speedway.

Hardy’s eighth career win with the ASCS Southwest Region, the Bandit Racing No. 74 worked from eighth to second in the first 11 laps. Clearing Rick Ziehl for the position, Hardy trailed by just over two seconds as Billy Chester held the point from the drop of the green flag.

Steadily chipping away at the advantage of the No. 2b, Hardy’s chance came as the white flag flew, only to have the caution bring the field back to the last fully completed lap. Taking advantage of the restart, Hardy again bolted to the lead on the final revolution to win by 0.983 seconds.

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Wood seals maiden round victory as Grove takes Pro-Am at Phillip Island

DALE Wood withstood 25-laps of sustained pressure at the Phillip Island Grand Prix circuit to seal his maiden Porsche Wilson Security Carrera Cup Australia round victory, while Stephen Grove became the third winner from three rounds in the TAG Heuer Pro-Am class.

Starting from pole thanks to his victory in race one, Wood erupted into an early lead in today’s second race in his Sonic Motor Racing prepared entry.

He and Alex Davison then engaged in a thrilling race-long battle for the lead that saw the pair separated by a car length for the duration, in a captivating battle.

Davison, who needed to win the race to take the round victory, made several attempts at snatching away from Wood however all proved futile.

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Austin McCarl Dominates for First Knoxville Triumph in Season Opener!

Clint Garner Grabs Win #34 in 360’s, Devin Kline Tops 305’s

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (April 21, 2018) – Austin McCarl drove the TKS Motorsports #2KS to a dominating win in the PellaMotors.com/Kraig Ford Season Opener at the Knoxville Raceway Saturday night!  After several years of trying, it was the Altoona, Iowa native’s first career win at the famous half-mile, and he left no doubt as he collected $4,000 for his win.

McCarl shot out in convincing fashion to start the 20-lap 410 feature event to lead Brooke Tatnell, Jamie Ball, Justin Henderson and RJ Johnson in the early going.  McCarl entered lapped traffic on the fifth lap, and had opened up a 2.6 second lead on Tatnell.  Two laps later, he had lapped up to twelfth place just past the halfway mark, he was lapping the tenth place car of Davey Heskin, with several lapped cars between himself and Tatnell.

Henderson slide by Ball for third, before Heskin tipped over in turn two, bringing a red flag.  The restart saw Austin leading Tatnell, Henderson, Ball and Terry McCarl back to green.  Terry would take fourth from Ball, while on lap sixteen, contact between Ball and Tasker Phillips sent the former upside down.

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Mintz’s Bid for 3rd Fast Title Gets Off to Great Start with Fremont Win

FREMONT, Ohio – Craig Mintz has not raced a lot the past couple of years as the Gibsonburg, Ohio native devoted his time to his business and his growing family. The two-time champion of the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series Presented by Ohio Logistics decided 2018 would be the year to once again go after a series title and it got off to a great start as he scored a thrilling victory Saturday, April 21 at Fremont Speedway.
 
The win was the 11th of Mintz’ career at “The Track That Action Built” to open the historic oval’s 68th season of racing on Smith Family Foods Night. In the 30-lap feature he first had to hold off defending FAST champion D.J. Foos early and then late in the race Cap Henry gave Mintz all he could handle 
“That just shows the ups and downs of racing and shows you how mentally tough you have to be to be in this game. You build a new race car and destroy it in one lap and then you put a new car together and come here and win races. This crew battled and battled and battled and here we are in victory lane. I know my wife’s sitting at home pretty mad..I’ll text her and hopefully she will forgive me,” said Mintz beside his Eagle Ignition Leads/Real Geese/ Design Graphics Group/ KS Sales & Service/ Anjulina’s/Linder’s Speed Equipment backed #09.
 
“I seen his (Henry) nose there a couple of times and it was a matter of taking up as much room as I could in turn one and trying to hold my line in three and four. I love racing with Cap…we have raced each other since we were five,” Mintz said. “To open the year at Fremont and the FAST deal with a win is a huge confidence booster.”

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Mintz Opens Fremont Speedway Season with Thrilling Win; Stroup Dominates 305s; Valenti Takes Trucks; Keegan Wins Late Model Main

FREMONT, Ohio (Saturday, April 21, 2018) – A week ago Craig Mintz flipped his 410 c.i. sprint car to start his season. The Gibsonburg, Ohio driver redeemed himself in a huge way to open Fremont Speedway’s 68th season Saturday, claiming a thrilling victory on Smith Family Food Night.

“The Track that Action Built” bumped up starting time by nearly four hours due to a cold forecast and the large crowd was treated to very entertaining racing.

The win was Mintz’ 11th at “The Track That Action Built” and begins his quest for a third All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series presented by Ohio Logistics. In the 30-lap feature, he first had to hold off defending FAST champion D.J. Foos and then late in the race Cap Henry.

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Bean Adds #10 with Hickory Victory

Hickory, N.C……..Jessica Bean of Farmland, Ind. now has 10 career USAC feature victories, second on the all-time list, following his victory in Saturday night’s 35-lap USAC Eastern Speed2 Midget race at Hickory Motor Speedway. Bean led the final 19 laps after passing Dameron Taylor on lap 17. San Hatfield was second ahead of Taylor at the finish, followed by Nolan Allison and Jordan Empie. The series resumes April 28 at Dominion Raceway in Spotsylvania, Va.

USAC SPEED2 EASTERN MIDGET RACE RESULTS: April 21, 2018 – Hickory, North Carolina – Hickory Motor Speedway

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Jessica Bean, 5, Radical-14.771; 2. Neal Allison, 15, Allison-14.869; 3. Sam Hatfield, 9, Lamb-14.914; 4. Nolan Allison, 56, Allison-14.972; 5. Dameron Taylor, 8, Radical-15.089; 6. Anthony McCune, 28, Radical-15.956; 7. Jordan Empie, 3, Radical-16.340.

FEATURE: (35 laps) 1. Jessica Bean, 2. Sam Hatfield, 3. Dameron Taylor, 4. Nolan Allison, 5. Jordan Empie, 6. Neal Allison. NT (Anthony McCune car disqualified).

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Cassius Clark Best in Budweiser Championship Series Super Late Model Opener at Oxford Plains Speedway

Oxford, Maine – Cassius Clark of Farmington scored an impressive 50-lap Super Late Model victory Saturday afternoon, kicking off the 2018 Budweiser Championship Series season at Oxford Plains Speedway.

Clark, driving the King Racing 13 owned by Nova Scotia racing legend Rollie MacDonald, started fourth and had to get by reigning track champion Alan Tardiff of Lyman and multi-time Oxford 250 runner-up Reid Lanpher of Manchester to earn his trip to victory lane.

Lanpher hung on and posted a second-place finish, just in front of current Pro All Stars Series National Championship leader Derek Griffith of Hudson, New Hampshire.  Gabe Brown, a 15-year-old newcomer from Center Conway, New Hampshire, finished in fourth position, with defending titlist Tardiff fifth under the checkered flag.

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Modified Super DIRTcar Series and Empire Super Sprints Highlight Fulton Speedway Highbank Holdup Weekend April 27-28

FULTON, NY – In less than a week the Fulton Speedway will roar back to life with one of the “Must See” events of 2018 with the “Highbank Holdup” weekend on Friday & Saturday, April 27-28.

Friday, April 27 the winged warriors of the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints will unleash their methanol breathing beasts on the ‘Highbanks’ when some of the best 360 Sprint Car racers in the Northeast will be pit side. Joining ESS will be race number-one of the DIRTcar Sportsman Championship Series that brings together the top Sportsman talent anywhere. Modified Super DIRTcar Series and Billy Whittaker Cars & Trux RUSH Late Models will have hot laps to shake their cars down for Saturday.

In 2017, 40 of the best Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints racers signed in the pits to do battle. It took four heats, two B-Mains, and a Dash to set the A-Main starting field. After 25 hard fought laps, Chuck Hebing out ran Danny Varin, Cory Turner, Bryan Howland and 2017 ESS champion Jason Barney for the popular win.

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