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Medical Update on Driver Sebastien Bourdais

INDIANAPOLIS (Sunday, May 21, 2017) – Verizon IndyCar Series driver Sebastien Bourdais underwent successful surgery Saturday night for pelvic injuries he sustained while attempting to qualify for the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race.

The Dale Coyne Racing driver sustained multiple fractures to his pelvis and a fracture to his right hip in the incident Saturday.

“Surgery went well,” INDYCAR Medical Director Dr. Geoffrey Billows said. “I’ve met with Sebastien this morning and he was doing even better than I expected.”

Additional updates on Bourdais’ condition will be released when available.  

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San Tan Valley Sands Chevrolet USAC Southwest Sprint Results

SANDS CHEVROLET USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR SERIES RACE RESULTS: May 20, 2017 – San Tan Valley, Arizona – Arizona Speedway – “Robert Horne Ford Night”

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. R.J. Johnson (#51 Martin), 2. Mike Martin (#16 Martin), 3. Charles Davis Jr. (#50 Massey), 4. Stevie Sussex (#21AZ Burkhart), 5. Jeff Lowery (#45 Lowery), 6. Brian Hosford (#32 Hosford), 7. Michael Curtis (#11C Turner/Wheeler), 8. Matt Lundy (#98 Lundy), 9. Nick Aiuto (#27 Aiuto), 10. Brent Yarnal (#29B Yarnal). NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Andy Reinbold (#19 Reinbold/Underwood), 2. Chad Boespflug (#34 Team AZ), 3. Bruce St. James (#7K St. James), 4. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko), 5. Shon Deskins (#20 Deskins), 6. Bob Ream Jr. (#8 BRAT), 7. Landon Cling (#54 Cling), 8. Chris Bonneau (#78 Bonneau), 9. Cody Sickles (#14 Sickles). NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Stevie Sussex, 2. R.J. Johnson, 3. Chad Boespflug, 4. Bruce St. James, 5. Shon Deskins, 6. Michael Curtis, 7. Tye Mihocko, 8. Jeff Lowery, 9. Charles Davis Jr., 10. Matt Lundy, 11. Brent Yarnal, 12. Cody Sickles, 13. Brian Hosford, 14. Bob Ream Jr., 15. Landon Cling, 16. Chris Bonneau, 17. Mike Martin, 18. Nick Aiuto, 19. Andy Reinbold. NT

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Susquehanna USAC/ARDC Midget Race Results

USAC EASTERN REGIONAL MIDGETS PRESENTED BY ARDC RACE RESULTS: May 20, 2017 – York Haven, Pennsylvania – Susquehanna Speedway

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Brett Arndt (#46 Arndt), 2. Brenden Bright (#92 Bright), 3. Alex Bright (#77 Bright), 4. Kenny Miller (#23M Miller), 5. P.J. Gargiulo (#5 JHG), 6. Shawn Jackson (#7 Jackson), 7. Andrew Layser (#35 Lesher). NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps): 1. Tommy Kunsman Jr. (#21 Kunsman), 2. Ryan Greth (#4 Lesher), 3. Trevor Kobylarz (#14 RT), 4. Josh Heckman (#12 Heckman), 5. Jay Hartman (#24 Myers), 6. Rohan Beasley (#14B Beasley). NT

FEATURE: (20 laps) 1. Ryan Greth, 2. Alex Bright, 3. Brenden Bright, 4. Brett Arndt, 5. Tommy Kunsman Jr., 6. P.J. Gargiulo, 7. Kenny Miller, 8. Jay Hartman, 9. Andrew Layser, 10. Shawn Jackson, 11. Rohan Beasley, 12. Trevor Kobylarz. NT

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Pauch, Jr. Powers to His Third Win of the Year at New Egypt Speedway

New Egypt, NJ (May 21, 2017) – For the third time this year, Billy Pauch, Jr. won the 358 Modified feature at New Egypt Speedway. Connor King topped the field in the Crate Modified main event. Bill Liedtka was the victor in the Street Stock contest. The Lyons Construction/Metal Fab Rookie Sportsman features were taken by Joseph Brown and David Burns.

As the 30-lap May Modified Madness Round of 24 feature got underway for the 358 Modifieds, Steve Davis grabbed the point with Lou Cicconi in his tracks. PJ Oliver motored into third on the second tour and began to pursue Cicconi for second. As the battle for the runner-up spot was developing, the yellow flag waved on the fourth tour for a slowing Ryan Godown. When action resumed, Cicconi blasted by Davis for the lead. By the tenth tour after some great racing action and a few additional caution periods, Cicconi and Davis remained in the top two spots with Billy Pauch, Jr., Oliver and Danny Bouc next in line. Davis and Pauch, Jr. were in a spirited duel for second when Davis was forced to retire on the twelfth revolution with a mechanical failure. At the halfway point, Cicconi and Pauch, Jr. began a multi-lap side by side clash for the lead with Oliver in striking distance. With Cicconi in the high groove, Pauch, Jr. used an inside move and slid into the front running position with ten laps remaining. With Pauch, Jr. extending his advantage, Bouc rode into third on the twenty third lap and passed Cicconi for second one tour later. With five laps remaining and Pauch, Jr. nearly a straightaway ahead of the pack, the yellow lights illuminated one last time for Doug Ostwald. On the single file restart, Pauch, Jr. held off Bouc and paced the field for the final laps to capture his third win of the year. With the victory, Pauch, Jr. has qualified for the May Modified Madness Finale. Bouc completed the race in second. Oliver rushed past Cicconi on the twenty-ninth lap to finish in third. With Cicconi coming home in fourth, David Van Horn wound up in fifth. The 358 Modified heat winners were Steve Davis, PJ Oliver, and Danny Bouc.

After taking the lead from the early pacesetter Ryan Simmons, ninth place starting Connor King went unchallenged to win the 20-lap Crate Modified main event. The victory was the second of King’s career. Jeremy Martino drove by Simmons in the latter stages of the affair to finish in second place. Simmons, who led the opening eleven laps, finished in third. Tom Tanner and Steve Hicks completed the top five. Connor King, Steve Hicks, and Ryan Simmons won the Crate Modified qualifying races. The consolation contest was taken by Steve Kemery.
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‘What They’re Saying’ from Indianapolis 500 Pole Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

SIMON PAGENAUD (No. 1 Menards Team Penske Chevrolet, 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series champion, 2017 championship leader): “The Menards Chevrolet had great balance again but speed is still a little lacking. I’m not really sure what we are missing, if anything. It’s a mystery of Indianapolis, I guess. Not every day can be your day. We’ll keep our heads down and get it ready to go for the race. It’s a long race and if we get a couple of breaks, there’s no telling what can happen. This team always answers the bell when it needs to. Despite struggling a little this weekend, I have complete confidence in our ability next Sunday.”

JOSEF NEWGARDEN (No. 2 hum by Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet): “They give out points, so you have to focus on where you’re going to start, so we definitely try to get as high as we can. It’s what we had today. We’re more focused on going racing. I’m excited about doing that with the hum Verizon guys. We’ll see what we’ve got next Sunday. We got what we had today. Hopefully, we’ve got a better race car. I think we will. We’ve been working hard at Team Penske. We’ve got great cars. We’ve got to make sure to execute next Sunday.”

HELIO CASTRONEVES (No. 3 Shell Fuel Rewards Team Penske Chevrolet): (About lack of speed): “I wish I could tell you. I tell you it was a great team effort. Great balance, actually. We are doing everything we can to go has fast as we can. Unfortunately, this place is difficult. It is hard to find the small details, and we always pay attention to the small details, but maybe it is something outside of our control. Other than that, a great team effort. We will keep working hard.” (Do you have anything to tell Will Power when he qualifies?): “No, he’s in a much better way, so I think it will be much better for him.”

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Rain Takes Speed2 Events at Waynesfield & Burlington

Rain forced cancellation of USAC Speed2 Midget races at Burlington, Iowa and Waynesfield, Ohio Saturday night. The IMRA series resumes next Saturday (May 27) at Spoon River Speedway in Canton, Ill. and the Midwest Thunder Midgets resume action next Saturday (May 27) at Montpelier (Ind.) Motor Speedway.

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Krummel, Pfeil, Lilick, Myers and Cassel Score Features Wins at Grandview

Eleven different feature winners in NASCAR events so far this season

BECHTELSVILLE, PA. May 21, 2017 – Saturday night racing action finally returned to Grandview Speedway after two weeks off courtesy of Mother Nature with four different winners and one repeat winner in the respective classes in the T.P. Trailer and Truck Equipment sponsored night.

The T.P. Trailers 30-lap NASCAR 358 Modified Feature saw New York native Brian Krummel, who left his hometown track of Middletown, N.Y., mid-season last year to pilot the David Zubikowski Racing No. 17Z, finally had his dream come true when he captured his first career win at the track. An emotional victor, with tears in his eyes, thanked Zubi and the entire crew for giving him a wicked fast car. Being somewhat “gun shy” to go on the outside after what he encountered in the opener, Krummel was able to run the high line and felt at ease. An impressive field of 38 Modifieds were on hand can cut to 28 feature starters by four qualifying heat races.

Wayne Pfeil sporting a huge No. 7, dedicated to his father Wayne who passed away last year, with a smaller No. 72 in the middle; led the 25-lap BRC NASCAR Late Model feature from start to finish for his season first victory.

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Oxford Plains Speedway Super Late Models Chase Gary Smith on Motorcycle Safety Night

Oxford, Maine — Gary Smith of Bangor had the hammer down on Saturday night, negotiating slower traffic nicely while driving from fifth starting position to victory lane in the 50-lap Super Late Model race, headlining the Budweiser Championship Series stock car racing card at Oxford Plains Speedway Saturday night.

Smith, celebrating 25 years with sponsor Uncle Henry’s, and the rest of the 25-car Super Late Model field spent most of the race chasing Garrett Hall.  Only Smith could find his way past Hall’s NAPA-sponsored ride with the young Scarborough driver earning runner-up honors.

Maine and New England Hall of Fame racing legend Mike Rowe of Turner wowed his fans with an impressive third-place run in the Fowler Casco Bay Ford car.  Reid Lanpher of Manchester crossed the finish line in fourth position after starting 17th

Alan Tardiff of Lyman raced with the leaders throughout the event and ended up in fifth spot as the checkered flag waved.  In the 12-lap Super Late Model heat races, Lanpher, Tardiff and Oxford’s Dennis Spencer, Jr. were triumphant.

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ASCS Red River Loot Goes to Sam Hafertepe, Jr. at Lawton Speedway

LAWTON, Okla. (May 20, 2017) Topping a stout field of 29 drivers at Lawton Speedway with the American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Red River Region presented by Smiley’s Racing Products, Sam Hafertepe, Jr. won the battle through traffic to pick up $2,000 and his sixth ASCS sanctioned victory of the 2017 season.

Taking off from the pole of Saturday’slineup, the opening lap lead fell into the hands of John Carney II, who rolled the outside of the front row. Working into traffic by the seventh round, Carney had opened up a comfortable advantage as the MVT No. 11x began weaving around back markers. Making moves as fast as Carney, the distance between first and second began to close.
Working low into the first and second turn on Lap 15, Carney hit the back straightaway with Hafertepe charging off the cushion. Turning down the track, Sam found the low side of turn three first, forcing Carney to the middle and in turn, to second off the fourth turn.

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Shane Stewart Stands Tall at Williams Grove

Earns First Career Williams Grove Win

MECHANICSBURG, PA – May 20, 2017 – Shane Stewart started on the pole for the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Morgan Cup at Williams Grove Speedway, but didn’t lead the opening lap. Instead, he battled with PA Posse driver TJ Stutts of Liverpool, PA and used a slide job in turns one and two to take the lead on a lap 11 restart. From there, Stewart held off Stutts and then Daryn Pittman on a pair of restarts over the final 10 laps to earn his first career Williams Grove win and his first Outlaw victory of the 2017 season.
“You don’t even know what it means to me to finally get here in Victory Lane,” Stewart said in Victory Lane. “I know the East Coast isn’t always kind to me, but I am very happy and going to cherish this win.”
Stewart earned the pole after winning the Craftsman Club Dash and led the field to the green flag with Stutts on the outside of the front row. It was Stutts who grabbed the lead by the time the two drivers had raced turn three. The top two quickly broke away from a third-place battle between Outlaw rookie Sheldon Haudenschild and Tim Shaffer of Aliquippa, PA. Shaffer took the spot on lap seven when Haudenschild spun at the bottom of turn one, but kept his foot in the gas and continued without incident despite losing five positions.

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Kirk Totten Scores Pro Mod Win On Opening Night at Holland Speedway; Bob Palmer Wins Emotional Hornet Feature

HOLLAND, NY… (May 20, 2017) — Kirk Totten from Barker, NY led all 30 laps to pick up the win in the first feature of the season for the Getzoni Nationwide Insurance Agency NASCAR Pro Modifieds as McKinley Mall presented the 58th season opener at the historic highbanks of Holland International Speedway Saturday night. Tim Welshans from West Falls, NY won the main event for the Bank of Holland Chargers. Bob Palmer from Buffalo, NY won the feature event for the Advance Auto Parts Hornets. Dave Wollaber fromLockport, NY won the feature event for the NYPA TQ Midgets. Bryce Norton from Walworth, NY won the INEX Legends feature event. Darren Lehnardt from West Seneca won the inaugural event for the Talking Phone Book Super Sixes. Marty Hughes from Holland won the M&M U Pull-It Figure 8 car main.

Kirk Totten and Tommy Catalano led the field of Pro Modifieds to the green flag for their 30 lap season lid-lifter with Totten jumping into the early lead, just as his teammate Dean Kroll hit the back stretch wall off the initial green flag. Totten would jump ahead of Catalano when they received the green flag with Patrick Emerling and George Skora giving chase early. Emerling would get around Catalano for second on lap four and would set his sights on Totten. Totten would answer all challenges from Emerling to pick up the win. Catalano, Skora and Eldon King III completed the top five.

Josh Hathaway and Tim Welshans brought the Bank of Holland Chargers to the green flag for their main event with Welshans showing the way. With Welshans up front, he held off multiple challenges from Hathaway as well as his brother Nik Welshans for most of the main event. Tim Welshans would drive away from the field to pick up the win. Nik Welshans finished in second followed by Hathaway, Dave Vona and Zach Myers.

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Canadian Bouvrette Last to First in ACT Spring Green Win at Devil’s Bowl Speedway

Proctor dominates Sportsman Modified opener

WEST HAVEN, Vt. – Jonathan Bouvrette blew the field away at Devil’s Bowl Speedway on Saturday, May 20, driving from last on the 27-car starting field to win the 43rd annual “Spring Green 117” event for the American-Canadian Tour (ACT).  The Blainville, Québec driver’s memorable march started with a flat tire on the starting grid, but ended with his career-first victory in the United States.

Bouvrette was scheduled t o start 14th but ducked into the pit area for a tire change during pre-race pace laps.  As he began his climb through the field, fellow Québec driver Dany Trépanier ran up front in a fierce, showstopping battle with Vermont drivers Bobby Therrien and Scott Payea.  The trio banged fenders and beat on doors as they weaved through lapped traffic, thrilling the large crowd as Dillon Moltz and Rich Dubeau also became players in the front of the pack.

Bouvrette’s No. 41 Traffic Tech/Motos Illimitees Ford entered the picture late in the going, joining the lead group at a restart on lap 76.  He picked cars off one by one on the outside lane, eventually drawing even with leader Therrien with 20 laps remaining.  Bouvrette took the lead at lap 98 and withstood a final restart five laps later to sail to the win.

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Fulton Speedway May 20 Quick Results

Oswego County Today May 20 Night at the Speedway

(Tracey Road Equipment Modifieds 35 Laps) – LARRY WIGHT, Jimmy Phelps, Pat Ward, Tim Sears Jr., Tim Kerr, Chris Hile, Chad Phelps, Andrew Ferguson, Matt Hulsizer, Billy Whittaker, Mike Bowman, Katelyn Hile, Max McLaughlin, Ryan Jordan, Joe August Jr., Tim Mayne, Adam Roberts, Kody Graham, Andy Noto, Tom Sears Jr., Jim Witko.

(Heat Winners $30 Courtesy of Larkin Mowing of Oswego) – Ryan Jordan, Tim Kerr, Chris Hile.

(SUNY Canton Sportsman 25 Laps) – RON DAVIS III, Corey Barker, Jeremy Pitcher, Brett Draper, Glenn Forward, Chris Mackey, Tyler Thompson, Todd Root, Will Shields, Mike Button, Mike Stanton Jr., Wade Chrisman, Jessica Power, Chris Cunningham, AJ Miller, Jason Amidon, Patrick LaPage, Brandon Carvey, Ryan Hatherill, Dorian Wahdan, Billy Clark Jr., Chris Hulsizer, Nick Krause, Jeremy Dygert, Tyler Trump, Mike Phelps.

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Carpenter Leads First-Day Qualifying for 101st Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS (Saturday, May 20, 2017) – Ed Carpenter once again displayed his prowess on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval, leading first-day qualifying for the 101st Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil.

The team owner/driver posted a four-lap qualifying run at 230.468 mph in the No. 20 Fuzzy’s Vodka Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet to lead 31 drivers who completed attempts. Carpenter and the next eight fastest qualifiers from today advance to Sunday’s Fast Nine Shootout that will determine the Verizon P1 Award pole sitter for the epic race on May 28.

“It feels like 2013 right now,” said Carpenter, who won the Indianapolis 500 pole in 2013 and ’14. “I wasn’t expecting that. I thought I could run a 230 (lap), but not four of them. Thanks to Chevrolet for giving me a good bullet and for making the best aero out here right now.”

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Russ Davis Tops Super Streets at Claremont Speedway

CLAREMONT, NH – Radical Russ Davis roared to victory Friday, May 19, at Claremont Speedway, topping a 21-car field to win the night’s 40-lap Super Street main event.

Wild Cat Greg Millette became the third-mile oval’s first multiple-race winner this season, matching his opening night victory in the four-cylinder division. Kenny Thompson won the Limited Sportsman feature, his first win of the summer, and Nick Anderson was victorious in the visiting Northeast Mini Stock Tour 50-lapper.

In the first Spectator Race event of the summer, Enfield’s Robbie LaCroix’s undefeated streak came to an end when he looped his 1934 coupe in turn three as Kyle Buck sped away to win the finale.

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“What They’re Saying” from Day 1 Qualifying for Indianapolis 500

SIMON PAGENAUD (No. 1 Menards Team Penske Chevrolet, 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series champion, 2017 championship leader): “What really matters is the race trim. I’m not as surprised as you would expect. We just can’t find the speed somehow. The good thing is we got a great balance in traffic. The car has a pretty good balance. It is what it is. We have to work hard. It’s great that Will (Power) is up there for Team Penske Chevrolet. That’s good. The track isn’t changing too much. There’s a cloud cover. The track temp is not moving up. We knew we were going to have similar conditions. There’s some wind in some different corners, and Will gave me some really good pointers. It is what it is. I just couldn’t be as fast as him.”

JOSEF NEWGARDEN (No. 2 hum by Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet): “We’re 50 percent of the way there. We’re going to try to get as high as we can. Tenth spot is the best we can do tomorrow. So we’re going to try to get as close as possible. It’s good to get the first day out of the way. It’s been a fun month in a lot of ways, but obviously a tough one with the Thursday incident. I’m excited about being here with these hum guys. Hopefully we can get this car a little bit faster tomorrow, then we can work on our race car for next Sunday.”

HELIO CASTRONEVES (No. 3 Shell Fuel Rewards Team Penske Chevrolet): “The whole week, the car had pretty good balance, but for some reason we’re not that fast. This place, there are so many details. We even tried to do something different in Will Power’s setup; but if it doesn’t go, it doesn’t go. We trimmed out as much as we could. It is what it is. We had wind in one of the corners, and we lost a mile an hour. It is this place, it is special. I’m glad the rain went away, the sun came out, and the fans came in. I don’t think it will hold up for the Fast Nine. Right now we’re just thinking about the race. We’re going to change engines for the race.”

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Medical Update on Driver Sebastien Bourdais

INDIANAPOLIS (Saturday, May 20, 2017) – Verizon IndyCar Series driver Sebastien Bourdais was diagnosed with multiple fractures to his pelvis and a fracture to his right hip following an incident today while attempting to qualify for the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race.

According to INDYCAR Medical Director Dr. Geoffrey Billows, Bourdais will undergo surgery on his pelvis this evening at IU Health Methodist Hospital. Bourdais was on the third lap of his qualification run at Indianapolis Motor Speedway when his Dale Coyne Racing No. 18 GEICO Honda made hard contact with the Turn 2 SAFER Barrier.

Statement from team owner Dale Coyne: “Sebastien is in good hands here at IU Methodist Hospital with the staff and now we just wait for him to recover.”

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Afternoon Rains Force Fremont Speedway to Cancel

FREMONT, Ohio – Just before the gates were going to swing open the skies opened up forcing Fremont Speedway to cancel racing for Saturday, May 20.

“We got too much rain in a short period of time. We tried to wait it out and unfortunately with the rain we received yesterday combined with the rain today was just too much,” said Rich Farmer, Fremont Speedway Promoter.

Fremont Speedway will be back in action Saturday, May 27 for the second installment of the North verses South battle pitting the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST Championship Series presented by Ohio Logistics against the Ohio Sprint Car Series. The feature winner will take home $5,000 on Jon Wright’s Custom Chrome Plating Night. The first race in the co-sanctioned North verses South battle at Atomic Speedway was won by Brandon Wimmer with the OSCS. The FAST competitors hope to even the score.
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Nocella Drives to Victory in New Car at Stafford

Stafford Springs CT– Woburn, MA, driver Anthony Nocella, like the ten other drivers that finished on the lead lap, weathered the storm of 11-caution flags and a long run to score the season opening win Friday night, May 19, in Valenti Modified Racing Series action at Stafford Motor Speedway, Stafford Springs, CT.

The victory was Nocella’s first at Stafford and his 7th VMRS career win.

Nocella started in the 8th position in a 25-car field. Early race leader Dave Etheridge led the first 11-laps before Keith Rocco, the fastest car in pre-race practice, took the lead. Rowan Pennink and Woody Pitkat would also be front-runners in the 80-lap main event.

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Coughlin Races in the Top-10 in Heart of Stock Car Country

CONCORD, NC – Cody Coughlin made the FS1 TV broadcasters stand up and take notice at Charlotte Motor Speedway.  Commentators noted the fine run the 21 year-old driver was having in Friday’s NC Education Lottery 200 for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.  Coughlin was knocking on the door to his first top-10 finish of his NASCAR career until a late-race restart shuffled the field up.  His 16th place finish was not indicative of the fine performance for the entire ThorSport Racing team. 

Coughlin raced his TV Toyota Tundra from the 17th place starting spot into the top-10 in the late stages of the race. 
“We almost accomplished our goal of a top-10 finish tonight.  If that caution didn’t come out with just a few laps to go I think we could have done it,” said Coughlin.  We fought a tight truck all weekend.  We are making strides and I appreciate my entire ThorSport team and all their hard work.  I think with a couple more changes to our mile-and-a-half track program where we need to be.

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Big Diamond USAC/ARDC Eastern Midget Race Results

USAC EASTERN REGIONAL MIDGETS PRESENTED BY ARDC RACE RESULTS: May 19, 2017 – Pottsville, Pennsylvania – Big Diamond Speedway

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Adam Pierson (#76e FMR), 2. Trevor Kobylarz (#14 RT), 3. Brett Arndt (#46 Arndt), 4. Kenny Miller (#23M Miller), 5. Eric Heydenreich (#11 Heydenreich), 6. Andrew Layser (#35 Lesher). 7. Rohan Beasley (#14B Beasley). NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps): 1-Ryan Greth (#4 Lesher), 2. Alex Bright (#77 Bright), 3. Brenden Bright (#92 Bright), 4. Josh Heckman (#12 Heckman), 5. Jason Rice (#57 Rice), 6. Jay Hartman (#24 Myers), 7. Shawn Jackson (#7 Jackson). NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Brenden Bright, 2. Trevor Kobylarz, 3. Brett Arndt, 4. Alex Bright, 5. Ryan Greth, 6. Jay Hartman, 7. Shawn Jackson, 8. Josh Heckman, 9. Eric Heyydenreich, 10. Jason Rice, 11. Adam Pierson, 12. Andrew Layser, 13. Rohan Beasley, 14. Kenny Miller. NT

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Tri-Track Series will Head to Star Speedway in August

Seekonk, Mass. (May 19, 2017): Officials from the Tri-Track Open Modified Series (TTOMS) have announced that Star Speedway in Epping, NH, will be the site of the series event already on the schedule for Wednesday, August 23.  This will mark the second date in 2017 for Star Speedway. 

“We are grateful to the Webber Family for hosting a second race this year,” said Wayne Darling, managing partner of TTOMS. “Star Speedway has always been a great race track for the modifieds. It’s a racer’s track which means the fans get a great show.” 

The event was originally slated for the New London-Waterford Speedbowl.

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Kokomo Midwest Thunder Midgets Rained Out

Kokomo, IN……..Friday night’s USAC Speed2 Midwest Thunder Midget race at the Kokomo Speedway was cancelled due to continued rainfall and extremely wet grounds.

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I-55 USAC Sprint River Town Showdown Rained Out

Due to heavy rainfall throughout the night and continued precipitation this morning, the Saturday, May 20 USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car “River Town Showdown” at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Missouri has been cancelled.

Advance tickets purchased for the “River Town Showdown” at both Tri-City and I-55 will be refunded.

The series returns to action this Wednesday night, May 24, for the 47th running of the “Tony Hulman Classic” at the Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track. The “Hulman” kicks off a huge week for USAC racing in the state of Indiana that continues with the “Hoosier Hundred” at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis on Thursday, May 25 and the “Carb Night Classic” at Lucas Oil Raceway in Brownsburg, Ind. on Friday, May 26.

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Swanson Seeks to Accompany Unser As 2nd to Win 4th-Straight Hoosier 100 on May 25

When Kody Swanson lines up on the grid for this year’s 63rd running of the “Hoosier Hundred” at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, a record once thought untouchable will be just within his grasp.

In September of 1973, Al Unser and the Vel’s Parnelli Jones Racing team captured its fourth consecutive victory in the annual race at the Indy Mile – the only occasion of a driver winning four straight events at one of the three traditional dirt miles the USAC Silver Crown Champ Cars annually compete on.

On Thursday night, May 25, Swanson and the DePalma Motorsports team have an opportunity to join that exclusive club exemplified by brilliant dominance, especially in this modern era in which the equipment and speed throughout the field are so equal. In fact, Kody has accomplished the three-peat feat in the very same car during his wins in 2014, 2015 and 2016.

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David Gravel Leads Flag-to-Flag For Spring Classic Win at Williams Grove

Second Straight Victory For CJB Motorsports
MECHANICSBURG, PA – May 19, 2017 – David Gravel withstood a late surge from Donny Schatz and a pair of restarts with less than five laps remaining to kickoff the weekend with a Spring Classic win at Williams Grove Speedway on Fridaynight.
Gravel started on the pole for the 25-lap main event after winning the Craftsman Club Dash and led flag-to-flag even despite restarts with three and four laps remaining in the main event. It was the second win of the week in Central Pennsylvania for the Watertown, CT native who also won at Lincoln Speedway on Wednesday. It was also Gravel’s seventh victory of the season.
“It’s definitely huge to win in PA at all,” Gravel said. “To win Lincoln and Williams Grove is really good. We have to enjoy this a little bit tonight, but tomorrow’s a new day. We’re really happy with where we’re at right now and we’ll keep moving forward.”
After timing second quick in Flight B Qualifying and second in his heat, Gravel was scheduled to roll off eighth for the dash in his CJB Motorsports No.5, but an eight inversion draw put him on the pole and he never looked back, scoring wins in the Dash and Feature just as he did Wednesday night at Lincoln.

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Anthony Nocella Scores Valenti Modified Racing Series Victory in 4th Annual VMRS 80 at Stafford Speedway

(Stafford Springs, CT)—The Valenti Modified Racing Series made its first of two visits during the 2017 season to Stafford Motor Speedway for the 4th Annual VMRS 80.  Taking the checkered flag was Anthony Nocella, his first career Stafford VMRS victory.

Dave Etheridge took the early lead at the drop of the green flag with Rowan Pennink, Keith Rocco, Woody Pitkat, and Donnie Lashua lined up behind him.  Rocco took to the outside groove on lap-6 and he took second from Pennink and slotted himself in second right behind Etheridge.

Rocco made a move around Etheridge on lap-12 to move to the lead with Pennink and Pitkat lined up right behind them in a 4-car train that was starting to pull away from the rest of the field.  Lashua was fifth with Dylan Kopec in sixth, Anthony Nocella in seventh, Richard Savary eighth, Mike Willis ninth, and Les Hinckley tenth.

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Dowling, Gambacorta, Nocera, Lavoie, & Robinson Score VRMS 80 Feature Wins at Stafford

(Stafford Springs, CT)—Stafford Speedway returned to NASCAR Whelen All-American Series racing action on Friday, May 19th with the Valenti Modified Racing Series in the house for the 4th Annual VMRS 80.  Taking down weekly feature wins on the night were Chase Dowling in the SK Modified® feature, Kevin Gambacorta in the Late Model feature, George Nocera, Jr. in the SK Light feature, Jeremy Lavoie in the Limited Late Model feature, and Zack Robinson in the DARE Stock feature.

In the 40-lap SK Modified® feature event, Dan Avery took the early lead with Todd Owen, D.J. Burnham, Glen Reen, and Rowan Pennink behind him.  The caution came out with 3 laps complete as Owen and Burnham spun into the turn 1 wall.

Reen took the lead on the outside of Avery and Cam McDermott was right with Reen and he was now side by side with Avery for second with Pennink in fourth and Tony Membrino, Jr. was up to fifth.  McDermott took second on lap-6but Avery came right back and retook the spot on lap-7 as Pennink was looking to get by both cars in fourth.  Avery settled into second with Pennink taking third from McDermott on lap-8 as Reen continued to lead the race.

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Brewerton Speedway May 19 Quick Results

LaLonde Electric & American Diabetes Association of Central New York Night Results

(Tracey Road Equipment Modifieds 35 Laps) – LARRY WIGHT, Jimmy Phelps, Adam Roberts, Max McLaughlin, Andrew Ferguson, Rob Bellinger, Tim Kerr, Billy Decker, Chad Phelps, Tim Sears Jr., Bobby Varin, Gary Tomkins, Tom Sears Jr., Ryan Bartlett, Pat Ward, Rich Scagliotta, Matt Hulsizer, Lee Gill, Mike Bowman, Jim Witko Jr., Chris Hile, DNS- Mike Mahaney, Jeremy Smith.

(SUNY Canton Sportsman 25 Laps) – ALAN FINK, Jack Meeks, Todd Root, Tyler Thompson, Ron Davis III, Zach Sobotka, Kevin Root, Jackson Gill, Nick Krause, Brent Joy, Rocco Leone, Jeff Taylor, Earl Rudy, Chris Cunningham, Stephen Denton, Kyle Fink, Patrick LaPage, Ricky Yelle, Tyler Trump, Darren Smith, Glenn Forward, Mike Stanton Jr., Rich Townsend, Joe Sobotka.

(Firehouse Subs Mod Lites 20 Laps) – JEFF SYKES, Casey Sykes, Brian Meyers, Justin Williams, Lowell Zehr, Mike LaRose, Dave Brown, Tom Perkins, Kelly Skinner, Jim Dunham, Josh Kinney, Sam Usborne, Mike Mullen, Zack Babcock.
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‘What They’re Saying’ from Fast Friday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

JOSEF NEWGARDEN (No. 2 hum by Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet): “The weather definitely wasn’t a welcome sight for us. After losing a good chunk of yesterday, we could’ve used all of the track time would could get today. There’s nothing we can do about it. It was good to get the hum by Verizon Chevrolet back out there today. Everybody did a great job in getting everything fixed. It’s unfortunate that they had to do that. We’re excited about getting out there tomorrow and we’ll see how it goes.”

HELIO CASTRONEVES (No. 3 Shell Fuel Rewards Team Penske Chevrolet): “I’ve been coming here for a long time and handling the weather is part of the mix. We tried to anticipate what was going to happen the rest of the day and tomorrow morning to formulate our plan. The Shell Fuel Rewards Chevy felt good today. It would’ve been great to get a full day in, but none of us can control that. We did as much as we could do.”

CONOR DALY (No. 4 ABC Supply AJ Foyt Racing Chevrolet): “We tried a lot today, honestly. There was more power so we have to try to get ready for qualifying trim out. I haven’t been entirely comfortable all day today, but at least we worked through a lot. And that’s good. We worked through a lot of changes, tried a lot of things, but we have to do a little bit more tomorrow to see how we can gain more speed.”

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