Watch Danny Holtgraver wheel his ’410′ sprint car around Port Royal Speedway from two different ‘GoPro’ camera views!
Holtgraver Second at Weikert Memorial
By Tracy Fry
Danny Holtgraver traveled to Central Pennsylvania this past weekend in search of consistent finishes and a high dose of exposure. The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native did just that by earning two consecutive top 15 finishes with the All-Star Circuit of Champions and ‘Pennsylvania Posse’ – including a runner-up finish at the $10,000-t0-win Bob Weikert Memorial at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania. Holtgraver left Central Pennsylvania yesterday morning with his best finish of the season with the All-Star Circuit of Champions, a few more fans, and a satisfying feeling.
“We are really excited” explained Holtgraver after talking about the previous weekend, “To go to Central Pennsylvania and put up two solid finishes with that level of competition is just awesome…everybody did a really good job and worked really hard”
The All-Star Circuit of Champions were scheduled to have a three race swing through the heart of the ‘Keystone State’ this past weekend; beginning Friday, April 27th at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, moving to Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania on Saturday, April 28th, and coming to a close at Clinton County Raceway near Lock Haven, Pennsylvania on Sunday, April 29th. Williams Grove Speedway had almost 50 ’410′ sprint cars entered for competition; with 47 officially taking a lap during qualifying time trials. The Kargo Quality Cars and Trucks ‘D4′ would qualify for the evening’s feature event and finish respectively; starting 14th and finishing 14th. Holtgraver’s solid A-main finish would not be earned easily, as the former Lernerville Speedway Track Champion had to come through the evening’s B-main to make feature starting line-up. The familiar ‘D4′ would obviously transfer, and race a very consistent and smooth 30 lap main event.
“We kinda got a little messed up at the beginning of our heat race and didn’t make the transfer spot” said Holtgraver about Friday night’s appearance at Williams Grove Speedway, “But we made up for it and got through the ‘B’ to the ‘A’…started where we finished in the A-main so it was a pretty consistent night!”
After their Williams Grove Speedway appearance, the ‘D4′ operation made their way north to Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania for a Saturday evening showcase. Holtgraver earned the fourth fastest time of the night out of the 38 entries that were signed in for competition; making the 22-year-old driver eligible for the evening’s dash if he were to transfer from his respective heat race. Holtgraver did just that; finishing fifth in his heat race and earning a spot in the All-Star Circuit of Champions dash. His third place finish in the six lap dash event put Holtgraver on the inside of row number two for the 30 lap main event. Holtgraver would go on to finish second to Greg Hodnett; earning his best finish with ‘America’s Series’ thus far in 2012, at a track which he had never visited.
“Saturday was a really good night” expressed Holtgraver, “We timed really well that put us in a position to qualify for the dash…finished third in the dash and was able to earn a second place run in the Weikert Memorial…we were just really thrilled…super excited and can’t wait to go back there!”
Holtgraver discussing his finish with the fans at Port Royal Speedway
All-Star Circuit of Champions action scheduled at Clinton County Raceway on Sunday, April 29th was cancelled and rescheduled at a later date in the year.
As far as next weekend is concerned, things are not yet set in stone. The Alternative Power Sources/Kargo Quality Cars and Trucks ‘D4′ plans to venture west to Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio for a two day event with the World of Outlaws; but that will be decided in the coming days. The All-Star Circuit of Champions will not be back in action until Saturday, May 12th, at Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, Pennsylvania- giving Holtgraver a chance to venture in other directions.
Danny Holtgraver would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Kargo Sales and Storage, Alternative Power Source, DKW Transport, PPI, Spinneweber Auto Sales, Bastin Truck Parts, West View Motors, Bagleys Auto Service, Frankland Rearends, Dan Taylor Racing, VRP Shocks, Kistler Engines, J&J Chassis, Butlerbuilt Seats, Zerowraps, www.fullyinjected.com.
The Kokomo Speedway KISS race scheduled for tonight has been canceled due to wet grounds. Following several days of heavy rains, Kokomo’s promoters are not able to make the track safe for sprint car competition.
The KISS series will continue with a race every weekend, with Bloomington Speedway next on Friday, May 4. It will be followed by the tracks at Gas City, Lawrenceburg, and Haubstadt, until the King of Indiana is crowned at Paragon Speedway on June 2.
2012 KISS SCHEDULE
April 22 - Terre Haute Action Track – Robert Ballou
April 29 - Kokomo Speedway – Canceled (wet conditions)
May 4 - Bloomington Speedway
May 11 - Gas City I-69 Speedway
May 19 - Lawrenceburg Speedway
May 27 - Tri-State Speedway
June 2 - Paragon Speedway
Camargo, IL (4-29-12) – The race for April 29 at Clinton County Raceway has been rescheduled until Sunday, August 26th. This creates a 2 day race weekend beginning Saturday, August 25th, at Mercer Raceway Park and moving to Clinton County Raceway on Sunday, August 26th. For more information please visit www.allstarsprint.com or follow us on twitter at www.twitter.com/ascoc.
Danny Holtgraver in action last night with the All-Star Circuit of Champions at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania. The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native started third in the $10,000-to-win, 30 lap main event and would finish second. Holtgraver was the 4th fastest car out of the 38 entries during qualifying time trials; making the Kargo Quality Cars and Trucks ‘D4′ eligible for the evening’s Dash. Greg Hodnett was the feature winner. WRT Speedwerx Photo
Holtgraver discussing his runner-up finish last night with the All-Star Circuit of Champions – WRT Speedwerx Photo
Fully Injected supporter Brian Leppo rallied from a 12th place starting spot to finish 4th last night at Lincoln Speedway -Rick Rarer Photo
ABBOTTSTOWN, PA , 4/28/12 – His dad won two Lincoln track titles, and his younger brother is the current Lincoln points leader. But it was Billy Dietrich who was joined by Dan and Danny in victory lane after winning Saturday night’s rained-delayed “410” sprint car feature.
The entire night of racing was completed in two hours and 40 minutes after a three-hour rain delay pushed qualifying back to 10 p.m.
“The track was good and starting position was great for us,” said Dietrich upon exiting the family-owned Racers New & Used Auto Parts Warehouse #8 in victory lane, “I need all the advantage I can get.”
A red flag for a flipping Austin Reed on turn two of the opening lap put Billy in fourth for the second attempt to start the race. Polesitter John Rudisill led the first lap before outside front row starter Chad Criswell grabbed the lead on lap two. Dietrich took second from Rudisill on lap three, and then chased Criswell for the next nine laps before Criswell suddenly dove off turn two into the infield while leading on lap 11.
Dietrich’s only challenge after that was from brother Danny, who came from 13th-starting spot to take second from Kevin Nouse on lap 18 and quickly closed on Billy. Danny was on Billy’s back bumper as the leaders maneuvered through lapped traffic on lap 23, but then Danny experienced the same problems as two weeks ago (oil blowing into the cockpit) and faded slightly over the final two laps.
“I took a peak at the board one of them laps, and I saw the 48 was second. That’s good, “added Dietrich, “If it wouldn’t be for him, I wouldn’t be here. He helps us out with set-up, and he’s got a hell-of-a team there. If it would be for that, we’d probably be chasing our tails. He’s a hell-of-a racer.”
Eighth-starting Alan Krimes got by Nouse with five to go and nipped Danny at the line, with 12th-starting Brian Leppo fourth and Nouse holding on for fifth. Sixth through tenth were Brent Marks, Rudisill, Frank Cozze, 21st-starting Jim Siegel, and Brad McClelland
Heats for the 28 “410” Sprinters were won by Nouse, Sam Schlosberg, and Billy Dietrich, with Nick Schlauch, Jr. winning the consolation.
Sat., April 28, 2012 LINCOLN SPEEDWAY Abbottstown, PA
LAWRENCE CHEVROLET 410 SPRINTS Feature (25-Laps) – 1. 8-Billy Dietrich ($3,200); 2. 87-Alan Krimes; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich; 4. 17-Brian Leppo; 5. 14-Kevin Nouse; 6. 19M-Brent Marks; 7. 4-John Rudisill; 8. 44-Frank Cozze; 9. 59-Jim Siegel; 10. 6-Brad McClelland; 11. 70-Sam Schlosberg; 12. 21K-Kyle Pruitt; 13. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 14. 175-Kyle Moody; 15. 4B-Jon Brennfleck; 16. 38N-Nick Schlauch, Jr. (DNF); 17. 15-Adam Wilt (DNF); 18. 1S-Logan Schuchart (DNF); 19. 85-Gerard McIntyre, Jr. (DNF); 20. 84-Chad Criswell (DNF); 21. 5T-Glenndon Forsythe (DNF); 22. 11C-Cory Haas (DNF); 23. 7C-Chad Trout (DNF); 24. 50-Austin Reed (DNF). No Time
West Memphis, AR (April 28, 2012) – The fourth annual Rock-N-Roll 50 at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Arkansas lived up to its name as the night’s 50 lap feature saw Snohomish, Washington’s Seth Bergman taking home the custom Gibson Guitar and his first Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour victory.
“Ever since I heard of the ASCS when I started I’ve wanted a national tour win and it’s finally all come together” commented Bergman. “I don’t even know what to say; I’m just speechless right now but I’ve got to thank my Mom and Dad for sticking with me from day one and my car owner for not giving up on me this last month or two. This is the best night of my life.”
Starting fourth on the grid, Bergman would move to third on the start; giving Chase to front row starting Jarred Roller and race leader Brad Loyet. Racing into slower traffic by lap four, Bergman would take over second on lap eleven as the top five drivers continued to race in and out of slower traffic.
Lap twenty-two would see action come to a halt as defending Rock-N-Roll 50 champion Tim Crawley went upside down. Crawley would emerge unscathed.
On the restart, Bergman would continue to stalk Loyet while holding off several charges from the high riding 1g of Cody Gardner and 1x of Gary Taylor. Acquiring some breathing room, the Superior Marine 23 quickly began working slower traffic; pulling side by side with Loyet before finally bolting into the top spot on lap thirty-six.
Working the Riverside International Speedway into a diamond, Bergman would being pulling to a straight-a-way lead before the red flew on lap forty-four for a crash that saw Gary Wright’s machine erupting into flames. Wright escaped unhurt.
Under the red flag, problems were revealed for Wayne Johnson who had suffered a blow to the head that ultimately forced the driver of the City Vending 77 to exchange helmets. Johnson would elect to finish the race.
Back under green, the final six laps would go the distance as Bergman walked away by nearly a straight-a-way. Brad Loyet would finish second while Gary Taylor managed to hold onto the show position over the hard charging Johnny Herrera while eighteenth starting Wayne Johnson held on to round out the top five.
Long time ASCS competitor Terry Gray would finish sixth with Jason Johnson, who took his second provisional of the season, charging from twenty-third to seventh to earn the Pit Stop USA Hard Charger of the Night. Justin Carver would cross the stripe eighth with Brady Bacon, who was forced to use his first provisional of the year, coming from twenty-fourth to ninth. Danny Wood would advance nine spots on the field to round out the top ten.
Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV River Side International Speedway – April 28, 2012 4th annual Rock-N-Roll 50
Event Car Count: 44
Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 10-Terry Gray; 2. 5h-Logan Forler; 3. 9jr-Derek Hagar; 4. 39-Brad Bowden; 5. 58-Wade Oliver; 6. 12-Dalton Davis; 7. 27-Curt Terrel; 8. 12m-Greg Merritt
Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 40x-Ernie Ainsworth; 2. 45x-Johnny Herrera; 3. 8x-Chris Williams; 4. 88-Tim Crawley; 5. 22-Dustin Barks; 6. 3h-Brandon Hanks; 7. 0-Andy McElhannon; 8. 4-Nathan Cook
Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 87x-Justin Carver; 2. 13-Tristan Tidmore; 3. 22k-Kevin Kilpatrick; 4. 20-Joey Moughan; 5. 18-Tony Bruce Jr; 6. 2k-Brandon Kilpatrick; 7. 14z-Zach Pringle
Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 05-Brad Loyet; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel; 3. 31g-Johnny Gardner; 4. 77x-Wayne Johnson; 5. 1-Eddie Gallagher; 6. 9-Gary Wright; 7. 44-Ronny Howard
Heat 5 (8 Laps): 1. 5-Jerod Roller; 2. 16-Anthony Nicholson; 3. 81-Danny Wood; 4. 99-Brady Bacon; 5. 41-Jason Johnson; 6. 17-Bruce Griffith Jr; 7. 10p-Jim Pericone
Heat 6 (8 Laps): 1. 23-Seth Bergman; 2. 1x-Gary Taylor; 3. 47-Dale Howard; 4. 1g-Cody Gardner; 5. 53-Jack Dover; 6. 2-Dustin Morgan; 7. 3-A.G. Rains
B Feature 1 (12 Laps – Top 3): 1. 9jr-Derek Hagar; 2. 81-Danny Wood; 3. 88-Tim Crawley; 4. 12-Dalton Davis; 5. 3-A.G. Rains; 6. 22k-Kevin Kilpatrick; 7. 53-Jack Dover; 8. 1-Eddie Gallagher; 9. 58-Wade Oliver; 10. 27-Curt Terrel; 11. 17-Bruce Griffith Jr.; 12. 12m-Greg Merritt; 13. 2k-Brandon Kilpatrick; DNS 14z-Zach Pringle
B Feature 2 (12 Laps – Top 3): 1. 77x-Wayne Johnson; 2. 9-Gary Wright; 3. 47-Dale Howard; 4. 41-Jason Johnson; 5. 18-Tony Bruce Jr; 6. 2-Dustin Morgan; 7. 22-Dustin Barks; 8. 44-Ronny Howard; 9. 3h-Brandon Hanks; 10. 4-Nathan Cook; 11. 10p-Jim Pericone; 12. 99-Brady Bacon; 13. 0-Andy McElhannon; 14. 31g-Johnny Gardner
A Feature (50 Laps): 1. 23-Seth Bergman; 2. 05-Brad Loyet; 3. 1x-Gary Taylor; 4. 45x-Johnny Herrera; 5. 77x-Wayne Johnson; 6. 10-Terry Gray; 7. 41-Jason Johnson; 8. 87x-Justin Carver; 9. 99-Brady Bacon; 10. 81-Danny Wood; 11. 1g-Cody Gardner; 12. 87-Aaron Reutzel; 13. 5-Jerod Roller; 14. 9jr-Derek Hagar; DNF 39-Brad Bowden; DNF 5h-Logan
Lap Leader(s): Brad Loyet [1-35], Seth Bergman [36-50] PitStopUSA.com Hard Charger of the Night: Jason Johnson +16 Provisional(s): Jason Johnson (2), Brady Bacon
2012 Feature Winners: Jason Johnson-3, Wayne Johnson-2, Tony Bruce Jr., Seth Bergman-1, Dustin Morgan-1, Danny Wood-1
Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV Points (top 10): 1. Wayne Johnson 1,112; 2. Jason Johnson 1,185; 3. Brady Bacon 1,157 4. Johnny Herrera 1,060; 5. Gary Wight 1,039; 6. Brad Loyet 1,023; 7. Tony Bruce Jr. 997; 8. Danny Wood 984; 9. Seth Bergman 944; 10. Dustin Morgan 931
McCool Holds Off Bloomquist For First-Ever World of Outlaws Late Model Series Victory Saturday Night At Tazewell Speedway
By Kevin Kovac, WoO LMS P.R. Director
TAZEWELL, TN – April 28, 2012 – Now Bub McCool likes Tazewell Speedway.
He really, really likes it.
After McCool scored his first career World of Outlaws Late Model Series victory in Saturday night’s ‘Outlaw Sizzler 50′ presented by Rusty Wallace Cadillac-GMC-Kia of Morristown, the intimidating high-banked bullring forever earned a special place in his heart.
“I come in here having been here one time,” said McCool, whose previous visit to the third-mile oval came in 2011. “I wasn’t really happy with (the challenging track) because of just not having laps. But it turned out good (on Saturday). I’m starting to like this place.”
McCool, 34, of Vicksburg, Miss., solidified his status as the 2012 WoO LMS Rookie of the Year frontrunner with a flawless performance. He surged into the lead from the pole position at the initial green flag and never looked back, holding off repeated challenges from dirt Late Model legend Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, Tenn. – a master of the third-mile Tazewell oval – to emerge triumphant in a caution-free race that was completed in a tour-record 10 minutes, 47.989 seconds.
Racing in front of a crowd that promoter Gary Hall called the biggest in the history of the track, McCool steered his family-owned Victory Circle car across the finish line with a slim edge of 0.281 of a second over Bloomquist’s self-built machine.
Former WoO LMS champion Darrell Lanigan of Union, Ky., who started fourth, finished third in a Rocket, close behind the leaders after chasing them for the entire distance. Chris Madden of Gray Court, S.C., who won the 2011 WoO LMS event at Tazewell, placed fourth in a Team Zero by Bloomquist car and former track champion Billy Ogle Jr. of Knoxville, Tenn., settled for a fifth-place finish in his Rocket after starting third.
While many observers expected another conquest of Tazewell by Bloomquist after he drew the outside-pole starting spot, but McCool would have none of that. He kept Bloomquist at bay throughout the fast-paced event.
“I knew if I could just beat him to that first corner (at the start) and stay ahead until it started rubbering up and not make no mistakes – do my job like I was supposed to – I didn’t think he could get around me,” McCool said of Bloomquist. “We just took it easy, saved our tires and ended up with a win.”
After Bloomquist was unable to mount a serious challenge on the final lap, McCool headed to Victory Lane as this season’s eighth different winner in nine WoO LMS A-Mains. He also became the 45th driver to claim victory on the national tour since 2004.
“It means a lot to win our first World of Outlaws over Bloomquist at a track where he’s real good,” said McCool, who earned $10,550 – the first five-figure race payday of his driving career. “Our goal this year was to win the rookie deal and hopefully win at least one race during the season. Now that we’ve got a win, hopefully this will lead us to (the Rookie of the Year honor).”
McCool entered the 2012 season having entered 16 WoO LMS events and made 10 A-Mains. He never finished better 11th in a WoO LMS show until placing a sterling third on Feb. 17 at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla.
The victory also vaulted McCool from eighth to fifth in the WoO LMS points standings.
Jimmy Owens of Newport, Tenn., a fan favorite and big winner at Tazewell, fought hard to secure a sixth-place finish after starting 12th. Defending WoO LMS champion Rick Eckert of York, Pa., slipped from the fifth starting spot to a seventh-place finish, followed by Jonathan Davenport of Blairsville, Ga., Eric Jacobsen of Sea Cliff Beach, Calif., and Brad Neat of Dunnville, Ky., who won his first-ever WoO LMS A-Main the previous night at North Alabama Speeday in Tuscumbia, Ala.
Shane Clanton of Fayetteville, Ga., who won the 2010 WoO LMS event at Tazewell, appeared to be a serious contender again after finishing second in his heat race. But engine problems forced his crew to swap in a backup powerplant – work that wasn’t completed until the A-Main starting field was saluting the fans with a four-wide pace lap.
Since Clanton reported late to the A-Main lineup, series rules necessitated that he relinquish his sixth starting spot and tag the back of the field. He managed only a 19th-place finish.
Clanton’s Kennedy Motorsports teammate, John Lobb of Frewsburg, N.Y., also was struck by terminal engines woes midway through the night. He pitted and returned on the lead lap but settled for a fourth-place finish.
The caution-free A-Main supplanted the May 30, 2006, WoO LMS 50-lapper at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D., as the fastest feature ever run on the World of Outlaws trail. That race on a quarter-mile oval saw Lanigan take the win in 11 minutes, 36.143 seconds.
Bloomquist was quickest of 32 entrants in Ohlins Shocks Time Trials, blistering his home-state track in 11.599 seconds. It was his first WoO LMS fast-time honor of 2012 and the ninth of his career.
Heat winners were Bloomquist, Jacobsen, McCool and Madden. The B-Mains were captured by Clint Smith of Senoia, Ga., and Jack Sullivan of Greenbrier, Ark.
The WoO LMS will remain in the Southeast for two another weekend doubleheader, visiting 311 Motor Speedway in Pine Hall, N.C., on Fri., May 4, and Swainsboro (Ga.) Raceway on Sat., May 5.
Results of WoO Late Model Series ‘Outlaw Sizzler 50 presented by Rusty Wallace Cadillac-GMC-Kia of Morristown’ at Tazewell Speedway (Finishing Position/Start/Driver/Laps Completed/Money Won):
1. (1) Bub McCool/50 $10,550 2. (2) Scott Bloomquist/50 $5,200 3. (4) Darrell Lanigan/50 $3,650 4. (8) Chris Madden/50 $2,500 5. (3) Billy Ogle Jr./50 $2,500 6. (12) Jimmy Owens/50 $1,700 7. (5) Rick Eckert/50 $2,050 8. (10) Jonathan Davenport/50 $1,300 9. (7) Eric Jacobsen/50 $1,200 10. (11) Brad Neat/50 $1,100 11. (16) Greg Johnson/50 $1,250 12. (14) Vic Hill/50 $1,000 13. (11) Vic Coffey/50 $1,550 14. (13) Mike Marlar/50 $1,450 15. (18) Jack Sullivan/50 $850 16. (17) Clint Smith/50 $1,350 17. (22) Chub Frank/50 $1,320 18. (21) Tim Fuller/50 $1,300 19. (6) Shane Clanton/50 $1,280 20. (19) Kent Robinson/50 $700 21. (20) Bryan Hendrix/50 $700 22. (24) John Lobb/50 $700 23. (15) Tim McCreadie/18 $1,350 24. (23) Pat Doar/6 $1,250
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Swindell Adds to Legendary Career at Knoxville Raceway
He retakes Outlaws points lead, which is swapped for the seventh time this season
KNOXVILLE, Iowa – April 28, 2012 – Simply put, Sammy Swindell’s statistics at Knoxville Raceway are phenomenal.
Swindell claimed the first World of Outlaws feature at the famed half mile in 1979 and he picked up the lone event – not counting the Knoxville Nationals – last season. He’s a former Knoxville Nationals champion and is closing in on 50 career feature victories at the track.
“It’s a track where you’ve really got to carry the corner speed and your momentum, and really hit the marks just right,” he said. “The line gets so narrow on the bottom and the top running it that you have to be almost perfect. I think my experience and the amount of laps help make up for that.”
That was evident Saturday night as Swindell passed Brian Brown for the lead on lap 15 and cruised to his 15th career World of Outlaws victory and 48th overall at Knoxville Raceway.
The win was his third of the season and allowed Swindell to regain the points lead, which has been swapped seven times this season. Swindell holds a seven-point advantage over Donny Schatz as the top five are separated by a mere 58 points.
“I think we’ve had the car that could win the last few races,” Swindell said. “We had one at Haubstadt, but had a part break and still managed a third with a wounded car. If we keep this thing running, we’ve got a chance of winning every night.”
Swindell uncharacteristically qualified 16th quickest, which gave him the final spot in the invert and the pole position for the fourth-and-final heat race. He led all eight laps to pick up his series-best fifth heat win of the season, which locked him into the dash.
Swindell started last – 10th – and drove to seventh in the six-lap race, which aligned him on the inside of the fourth row for the 25-lap feature.
A trio of red flags within the first three laps stalled the race, but allowed Swindell to climb to fourth. He picked up third place on lap three and grabbed the runner-up position on lap five.
Chasing his first career World of Outlaws feature win, polesitter Brian Brown had driven to nearly a half-straightaway advantage when Swindell began to close the gap. As Brown battled through traffic on lap nine, Swindell edged closer.
With 11 laps remaining, Swindell rocketed off the bottom in turn four and passed Brown for the top spot at the finish line. Swindell then negotiated thick lapped traffic and a final caution with six laps remaining.
Brown, who started on the outside of Swindell on the double-file restart with six laps to go, entered turn one side by side only to lose ground as they exited the turn. Craig Dollansky passed Brown for the runner-up position on the backstretch.
“We sure would have liked to have been one spot better, but we definitely learned some things here tonight,” Dollansky said. “Sammy, he had a real good car. He’s been strong here the last couple of years.
“Second with this group of cars that were here tonight is nothing to shake a stick at.”
Joey Saldana slipped past Brown for the final podium spot with a couple laps remaining.
“It was a good, solid feature,” Saldana said. “I was a second-place car at best. We ran third and that’s about where we were. Sammy was definitely the class of the field.”
Brown finished fourth with nine-time Knoxville Raceway track champion and former World of Outlaws champion Danny Lasoski rounding out the top five with a last-lap pass on Schatz.
Knoxville regular Dusty Zomer charged from 21st to seventh and Jason Sides earned the KSE Hard Charger Award after driving from 23 rd to eighth. Brad Sweet was ninth and Terry McCarl finished 10th.
In his first career race at Knoxville Raceway, Trey Starks led all eight laps to claim his heat race. Ian Madsen, McCarl and Swindell were the other heat winners. Saldana set fast time in qualifying with a lap of 14.881 seconds and Don Droud Jr. claimed the Last Chance Showdown.
Knoxville Raceway Notebook
NOTES – The 42 cars were a season high for car count. … Twenty-four drivers made their season debut with the World of Outlaws. … Don Droud Jr. was the 12th different driver to win a Last Chance Showdown in 13 events this season. …Brian Brown was the 11th different polesitter in a feature this season. … This race was also the season opener for Knoxville Raceway.
CONTINGENCY WINNERS – MSD Ignitions($50 cash): Sammy Swindell; Comp Cams ($50 certificate): Sammy Swindell; Armor All (case of product): Dusty Zomer; STP ($50 cash): Craig Dollansky; UNOH ($50 cash): Donny Schatz; Gravely Tractors ($50 cash): Kerry Madsen; VP Racing Fuel ($50 cash): Terry McCarl; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Terry McCarl; JE Pistons (setof rings): Steve Kinser; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Kerry Madsen; Wix Filters ($50 cash): Kerry Madsen; Superflow ($50 cash): Lucas Wolfe; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Kraig Kinser; MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Chad Kemenah.
WINNERS – Donny Schatz – 3 (Farmer City Raceway on April 25, Silver Dollar Speedway on March 23 and Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 19); Sammy Swindell – 3 (Knoxville Raceway on April 28, Missouri State Fair Speedway on April 20 and Merced Speedway on March 30); Craig Dollansky – 2 (Tri-State Speedway on April 21 and Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 19); Tim Kaeding – 2 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 16 and The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 8); Joey Saldana – 2 (Paducah International Raceway on April 13 and Perris Auto Speedway on March 10); Danny Lasoski – 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 18).
TIME TRIALS – Joey Saldana was the fastest qualifier around the half-mile oval with a time of 14.881 seconds to earn five championship points. Also earning points were Kerry Madsen (4 points), Craig Dollansky (3), Brad Sweet (2) and Danny Lasoski (1).
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Knoxville Raceway Statistical Report; Knoxville, Iowa; April 28, 2012
A-Main – (25 Laps) – 1. 1-Sammy Swindell  [$10,000]; 2. 7-Craig Dollansky  [$5,500]; 3. 9-Joey Saldana  [$3,200]; 4. 21-Brian Brown  [$2,800]; 5. 33-Danny Lasoski  [$2,500]; 6. 15-Donny Schatz  [$2,300]; 7. 91-Dusty Zomer  [$2,200]; 8. 7S-Jason Sides  [$2,100]; 9. 49-Brad Sweet  [$2,050]; 10. 24-Terry McCarl  [$2,000]; 11. 11-Steve Kinser  [$1,500]; 12. 56-Davey Heskin  [$1,200]; 13. 29-Kerry Madsen  [$1,100]; 14. 12-Lynton Jeffrey  [$1,050]; 15. 17B-Bill Balog  [$1,000]; 16. 55T-Trey Starks  [$900]; 17. 13-Mark Dobmeier  [$800]; 18. 11K-Kraig Kinser  [$800]; 19. 4-Cody Darrah  [$800]; 20. 5W-Lucas Wolfe  [$]; 21. 6R-Ryan Bunton  [$800]; 22. 7K-Robby Wolfgang  [$800]; 23.55-Ian Madsen  [$800]; 24. 63-Chad Kemenah  [$]; 25. 47-Don Droud Jr.  [$800]; 26. 9P-Rager Phillips  [$800]. Lap Leaders: Brian Brown 1-14, Sammy Swindell 15-25. KSE Hard Charger Award: 7S-Jason Sides [+15].
Port Royal – Greg Hodnett of Thomasville led all but the first lap of the 30-lap Weikert’s Livestock UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions Sprints Bob Weikert Memorial at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday night.
For his second win in a row in the prestigious event and third overall, Hodnett pocketed $10,000 for the victory plus $2,900 in lap money. It was his third win of the season so far at the track and the 27th overall of his career.
In the 15-lap pro stock main, John Heane led the entire distance for his first win of the season.
Gravel started on the pole and flew the All Star colors high throughout the event after leading the first circuit as did third starter Danny Holtgraver.
After Gravel led the first circuit of the race Hodnett pulled a slider in the first corner to take the lead in his bid for the victory.
His pace was halted before three laps could be completed however when fifth starter Stevie Smith looped his car exiting the second corner and got hit hard by Blane Heimbach.
The red flag unfurled for the accident that saw Heimbach’s No. 12 turn over. There were no injuries.
Hodnett restarted in control and the final 28 laps went non-stop at a torrid pace.
Holtgraver motored into second with 11 down and for a short time was able to close on leader Hodnett as he worked lapped traffic.
But Hodnett did nothing except extend his lead over the last half of the event to find himself racing toward the checkered flag on the backstretch as his closest pursuers crossed the stripe to complete the 29th loop.
Holtgraver crossed as runner up to collect $3,500 for the finish followed by Gravel who pocketed $2,500 plus another $100 for leading the first lap.
The top three finishers received free jackets from the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame.
Fourth went to Sam Hafertepe Jr. with Paul McMahan finishing fifth to give the All Stars three of the top five finishing positions.
Sixth through 10th went to All Stars East point leader Daryn Pittman, Dale Blaney, Aaron Ott, Mark Smith and Fred Rahmer.
Heat races for the 38-car field worth $100 each in honor of late journalist Jerry Reigle as sponsored by hoseheads.com went to Tim Shaffer, Chad Layton, Brian Montieth and Doug Esh.
Jac Haudenschild set fast time over the stellar field with a fast lap of 15.693 seconds, just off of the track record of 15.652. Haudenschild pocketed $200 for his efforts.
Gravel won the dash to earn the pole for the feature and set a new six-lap track record with a time of 1:40.595.
Rahmer set a new 12-lap track record by scoring the B Main with a time of 3:30.028.
Mike Erdley, who suffered motor ills in warm-ups and scratched for the night, and Nate Snyder each received $100 as the highest drivers in Port Royal points who failed to qualify for the event. The awards were sponsored by Crankwerkz of Newville and Guisewite Moving Services of Paxtonville.
The speedway returns to action on May 5 at 7 p.m. with 410 sprint cars, late models and ARDC Midgets plus a make up late model feature held over from March 31.
Port Royal Speedway thanks the following sponsors of the 2012 Bob Weikert Memorial: Weikerts Livestock, Fairfield PA; Virginia Cattle Compay, Moorefield WV; Hickory Bridge Farms, Orrtanna PA; Folkens Brothers Hauling, Lester IA; Roadcap Livestock, Quicksburg VA; Highland Farms, Gettysburg PA; Scott’s Body Shop, Gettysburg PA; South Branch Livestock Exchange, Moorefield WV; Craig Livestock Market, Shippensburg PA; Nicholas Packing, Loganton PA; Joel Stein Show horses, Fairfield PA; Weiss Transport, Adrian MN; Upper Marsh Creek, Orrtanna PA; Miller & Associates Real Estate LLC, Gettysburg PA; Virginia Livestock Inc, Front Royal VA; Greencastle Livestock Market, Greencastle PA; Stan’s Beverage, Carlisle PA; Antelope Springs Ranch, Blackwell TX; Steven K Bierly Trucking, Mill Hall PA; Mike Vis, Valley Springs, SD; Seth Snyder, Gettysburg PA; Omaha Commodities, Omaha NE; JB Cattle LLC, Biglerville PA; Hy Plains Feedyard, Montezuma KS; Heritage Cattle Company, Garden City KS; JAB Livestock Hauling LLC, Jersey Shore PA; JW Trueth Inc., Baltimore, MD; M&R Livestock Hauling, Gettysburg, PA; Stone Ridge Manor, Gettysburg PA; Flying W Express Inc., Fairfield PA; Todd Grim, East Berlin PA; Holtapp Trucking, Pomeroy IA; S & B Livestock, Herndon PA; Puckett and Associates, Nathalie VA; Crankwerkz, Newville PA; hoseheads.com, Drums PA; Guisewite Moving Services, Paxtonville PA; National Sprint Car Hall of Fame, Knoxville IA.
Unofficial Results Port Royal Speedway – 4/28/2012
All Star Circuit of Champions (38 Cars) [#]-Starting Position
Qualifying – Kistler Engines 1. 5-Jac Haudenschild, 15.693 2. 19-Stevie Smith, 15.705 3. 45-Paul McMahon, 15.725 4. D4-Danny Holtgraver, 15.763 5. 1-Sam Hafertepe Jr., 15.775 6. 89G-David Gravel, 15.879 7. 51-Fred Rahmer, 15.909 8. 39-Greg Hodnett, 15.912 9. 12-Blane Heimbach, 15.942 10. 2-Dale Blaney, 15.943 11. O-Rick Lafferty, 15.960 12. 27-Daryn Pittman , 15.971 13. M1-Mark Smith, 15.987 14. 7-Chad Layton, 15.993 15. 77-Aaron Ott, 16.003 16. 20S-Derek Sell, 16.005 17. 54-Cap Henry, 16.011 18. 30C-Lance Dewease, 16.040 19. 21-Brian Montieth, 16.062 20. 29-Justin Henderson, 16.087 21. 83-Tim Shaffer, 16.155 22. 747-Davey Sammons, 16.215 23. 1Z-Jessica Zemken, 16.219 24. 30-Doug Esh, 16.225 25. 55-Mike Wagner, 16.253 26. 3W-Sheldon Haudenschild, 16.303 27. 3-Pete Miller III, 16.350 28. 24-Cliff Brian , 16.352 29. 2T-T.J. Stutts, 16.398 30. 56-Nate Snyder, 16.427 31. 8R-Mike Ruttkamp, 16.432 32. 44-Joey Hershey, 16.622 33. 5C-Dylan Cisney, 16.633 34. 8H-Keith Kaufman, 16.730 35. O7-Mark Coldren , 16.797 36. 5G-Curt Michael, 16.862 37. 33-Brian Ehrenzeller, 17.583 38. 11-Mike Erdley, 99.999
Heat 1 – Kears Speed Shop (8 Laps – Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 83-Tim Shaffer 2. 12-Blane Heimbach 3. 1-Sam Hafertepe Jr. 4. M1-Mark Smith 5. 2T-T.J. Stutts 6. 55-Mike Wagner 7. 5-Jac Haudenschild 8. 33-Brian Ehrenzeller 9. 5C-Dylan Cisney 10. 54-Cap Henry
Heat 2 – All Pro Aluminum Heads (8 Laps – Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 7-Chad Layton 2. 30C-Lance Dewease 3. 2-Dale Blaney 4. 19-Stevie Smith 5. 89G-David Gravel 6. 747-Davey Sammons 7. 8H-Keith Kaufman 8. 3W-Sheldon Haudenschild 9. 56-Nate Snyder 10. 11-Mike Erdley
Heat 3 – Dragon Race Fuel (8 Laps – Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 21-Brian Montieth 2. 1Z-Jessica Zemken 3. O-Rick Lafferty 4. 77-Aaron Ott 5. 45-Paul McMahon 6. 51-Fred Rahmer 7. 3-Pete Miller III 8. 8R-Mike Ruttkamp 9. O7-Mark Coldren 
Heat 4 – Kinsler Fuel Injection (8 Laps – Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 30-Doug Esh 2. 29-Justin Henderson 3. 27-Daryn Pittman  4. 39-Greg Hodnett 5. D4-Danny Holtgraver 6. 20S-Derek Sell 7. 24-Cliff Brian  8. 5G-Curt Michael 9. 44-Joey Hershey
Dash – Outerwears Performance Products (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature 1. 89G-David Gravel 2. 39-Greg Hodnett 3. D4-Danny Holtgraver 4. 45-Paul McMahon 5. 19-Stevie Smith 6. 1-Sam Hafertepe Jr.
B-Main – MSD Ignition (12 Laps – Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 51-Fred Rahmer 2. 5-Jac Haudenschild 3. 54-Cap Henry 4. 55-Mike Wagner 5. 747-Davey Sammons 6. 20S-Derek Sell 7. 3-Pete Miller III 8. 24-Cliff Brian  9. 3W-Sheldon Haudenschild 10. 8H-Keith Kaufman 11. O7-Mark Coldren  12. 44-Joey Hershey 13. 8R-Mike Ruttkamp 14. 56-Nate Snyder 15. 33-Brian Ehrenzeller 16. 5C-Dylan Cisney 17. 5G-Curt Michael 18. 11-Mike Erdley
A-Main – University of Northwestern Ohio (30 Laps) 1. 39-Greg Hodnett 2. D4-Danny Holtgraver 3. 89G-David Gravel 4. 1-Sam Hafertepe Jr. 5. 45-Paul McMahon 6. 27-Daryn Pittman  7. 2-Dale Blaney 8. 77-Aaron Ott 9. M1-Mark Smith 10. 51-Fred Rahmer 11. 7-Chad Layton 12. 83-Tim Shaffer 13. 54-Cap Henry 14. 30C-Lance Dewease 15. O-Rick Lafferty 16. 55-Mike Wagner 17. 29-Justin Henderson 18. 21-Brian Montieth 19. 30-Doug Esh 20. 1Z-Jessica Zemken 21. 2T-T.J. Stutts 22. 5-Jac Haudenschild 23. 19-Stevie Smith 24. 12-Blane Heimbach Hard Charger: 83-Tim Shaffer[+8]
AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: April 28, 2012 – Putnamville, Indiana – Lincoln Park Speedway
RACES POSTPONED BY RAIN – TRACK & USAC OFFICIALS ARE WORKING ON A REPLACEMENT DATE
NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE: May 12 – Haubstadt, IN – Tri-State Speedway
Former national traveler with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, Brian Ellenberger, picked up the ’410′ sprint car victory last night at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania. This was Ellenberger’s first victory of the 2012 season – Rick Rarer Photo
Gregg Satterlee earned the super late model victory last night, April 27th, at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania during ‘Fab Four’ action. The Rochester Mills native made a visit to his ‘home’ track in western Pennsylvania in search of a win, and that is exactly what happened. The Fully Injected teammate will now head south to Tyler County Speedway in Middlebourne, WV for the 18th annual ‘Topless 50′ later this evening.
Brandon Matus finished second last night at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania in the 25 lap ’410′ sprint car main event. The Wampum, Pennsylvania native will head to Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, Pennsylvania this evening in search of his first victory at the 3/8′s mile oval. Matus also earned a heat race victory last night at Lernerville Speedway.
Jared Miley of South Park, Pennsylvania finished second last night a Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania. The Fully Injected driver rallied from a 12th place starting spot to earn the runner-up finish in the 25 lap main super late model main event. The Octane Graphix ‘H1′ found victory lane last weekend at the Sarver oval, which forced Miley to start 12th last night. Miley will join F.I. teammate Gregg Satterlee at Tyler County Speedway later this evening.
Rod George of Kittanning, Pennsylvania finished third last night during ’410′ sprint car competition at Lernerville Speedway. The Kelsey George Racing ‘CIII’ also finished second in it’s respective heat race. The Doctor John Crawford sponsored ’410′ sprint car will be back in action tonight at Mercer Raceway Park.
Last weekend’s winner in the ’410′ sprint car division at Lernerville Speedway, Kevin Schaeffer, rallied to a 5th place finish last night after starting 12th in the ’410′ sprint car main event. The Kittanning, Pennsylvania native will not be back in action until next Friday night at Lernerville Speedway.
A winner at Mercer Raceway Park earlier this year, Brandon Spithaler finished 8th last night at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania. The Evan City, Pennsylvania native also won his respective sprint car heat race last evening. Spithaler will try and stay undefeated at Mercer Raceway Park this evening, as he has been the only ’410′ sprint car winner at the Mercer 3/8′s mile oval in 2012.
All Photos by Rick Rarer!
Hang on with Danny Holtgraver during All-Star Circuit of Champions competition at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania on 4/27/12! He would finish 14th – 47 cars were signed in!
Williams Grove UNOH All Stars Winner Logan Schuchart and crew in Victory Lane with proud grandfather and car builder Bobby Allen in back row on the left - Paul Arch
MECHANICSBURG, PA – Logan Schuchart held off Danny Dietrich to win the 30-lap All Star Circuit of Champions Lawrence Chevrolet sprint car feature at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night.
The high school senior’s first career Williams Grove win was worth $5,000 in a car owned by his Hall of Fame grandfather Bobby Allen. His win moved the Pennsylvania Posse’s win streak against the All Stars at the Grove to 25-0.
Dietrich, who won the season opener in March, kept constant pressure on Schuchart, but he never faltered running smooth and straight along the inside line of the speedway.
“I could hear Danny back there, he had to be close,” Schuchart said. “I heard a motor behind me.”
All Star regular Paul McMahan started on the pole and jumped into the early race lead. Schuchart started second and used an inside move off turn two to grab the lead from McMahon with two laps in the books.
Donnie Kreitz and Dietrich were moving through the top five and were soon into second and third. They both closed on Schuchart, but couldn’t challenge for the lead.
Even in lapped traffic, Schuchart maintained the lead, but had to be flawless with Dietrich now up to second and in a challenging position.
The only yellow flag of the main event flew with two laps to go as Steve Buckwalter stopped on the inside of the frontstretch after flames came out from under the hood.
“That yellow was the last thing I wanted to see,” Schuchart said.
Schuchart was up to the challenge on the restart and was able to hold on for the win over Dietrich, Kreitz, Greg Hodnett and Daryn Pittman. Stevie Smith, McMahan, Dale Blaney, Tim Shaffer and Brian Montieth completed the top 10.
Pittman set fast time over the 47-car field with a lap of 16.623. Chad Layton, Alan Krimes, Rick Lafferty and David Gravel won the eight-lap heat races. McMahon won the dash and Montieth won the B-main.
In the caution filled ARDC midget feature, it was Brendon Bright holding off Ryan Smith and Steve Buckwalter to win the 20-lap main event. Bright led the entire race, but had intense pressure from Smith and Buckwalter over the final 10 laps.
Buckwalter grabbed second at the line. Smith settled for third with Tim Buckwalter fourth and Trevor Kobylarz fifth.
4/27/12 RACE RESULTS:
410 Sprint A-main (30 laps): 1. Logan Schuchart. 2. Danny Dietrich. 3. Donnie Kreitz. 4. Greg Hodnett. 5. Daryn Pittman. 6. Stevie Smith. 7. Paul McMahon. 8. Dale Blaney. 9. Tim Shaffer. 10. Brian Montieth. 11. Alan Krimes. 12. David Gravel. 13. Kevin Nouse. 14. Danny Holtgraver. 15. Fred Rahmer. 16. Lance Dewease. 17. Ryan Smith. 18. Justin Henderson. 19. Chad Layton. 20. Brent Marks. 21. Rick Lafferty. 22. Jim Siegel. 23. Derek Sell. 24. Steve Buckwalter.
ARDC Midgets (20 laps): 1. Brendan Bright. 2. Steve Buckwalter. 3. Ryan Smith. 4. Tim Buckwalter. 5. Trevor Kobylarz. 6. Nick Wean. 7. Eric Heydenreich. 8. Parker Evans. 9. PJ Garguilo. 10. Brett Wanner. 11. Brett Arndt. 12. Dave Shirk. 13. Mark Gilmore. 14. Randy Reid. 15. Brian Gilmore. 16. Steven Drevicki. 17. Billy Pauch Jr. 18. Steve Craig. 19. Drew Heistand. 20. Jimmy Glenn. 21. Dusty Heistand. 22. Dave Ely. 23. Alex Bright. 24. Carey Becker. 25. Ryan Greth. DNS Shawn Jackson.
ASCS National Sprint Cars
Salina Highbanks – Salina, OK
|1||2||Wayne Johnson||Knoxville, IA||77x|
|2||8||Brian Brown||Grain Valley, MO||21|
|3||1||Jack Dover||Springfield, NE||53|
|4||5||Danny Lasoski||Dover, MO||33|
|5||6||Brad Loyet||Sunset Hills, MO||05|
|6||7||Johnny Herrera||Albuquerque, NM||45x|
|7||13||Gary Wright||Hooks, TX||9|
|8||15||Brady Bacon||Broken Arrow, OK||99|
|9||18||Jason Johnson||Eunice, LA||41|
|10||20||Tony Bruce Jr||Owasso, OK||18|
|11||14||Seth Bergman||Snohomish, WA||23|
|12||12||Kyle Bellm||Nixa, MO||14k|
|13||19||Danny Wood||Norman, OK||81|
|14||21||Gavin Punch||Collinsville, OK||81au|
|15||9||Jonathan Beason||Broken Arrow, OK||36|
|16||23||Bruce Griffith Jr||Highlands, TX||17|
|DNF||3||Matt Covington||Glenpool, OK||11c|
|DNF||17||Dustin Morgan||Broken Arrow, OK||2|
|DNF||22||Aaron Reutzel||Clute, TX||87|
|DNF||11||Zach Chappell||Talala, OK||50z|
|DNF||4||Mike Goodman||Broken Arrow, OK||11g|
|DNF||16||Koby Barksdale||Norman, OK||22|
|DNF||10||Sean McClelland||Tulsa, OK||1|
Neat Rolls To First-Ever World of Outlaws Late Model Series Victory Friday Night At North Alabama Speedway
By Kevin Kovac, WoO LMS P.R. Director
TUSCUMBIA, AL – April 27, 2012 – Brad Neat of Dunnville, Ky., registered his first-ever World of Outlaws Late Model Series victory on Friday night, surviving a hardscrabble 50-lap A-Main at North Alabama Speedway.
Taking advantage of an outside pole starting spot, Neat, 32, bolted into the lead at the initial green flag and never looked back. He controlled the action from start-to-finish, maintaining command following each of the race’s 10 caution flags and beating defending WoO LMS champion Rick Eckert of York, Pa., by 1.434 of a second.
Results of WoO Late Model Series at North Alabama Speedway (Finishing Position/Start/Driver/Laps Completed/Money Won):
1. (2) Brad Neat/50 $10,500 2. (5) Rick Eckert/50 $5,700 3. (4) Chub Frank/50 $3,550 4. (18) Vic Coffey/50 $3,050 5. (17) Tim Fuller/50 $2,550 6. (6) Kent Robinson/50 $1,750 7. (14) Rick Rickman/50 $1,500 8. (23) John Lobb/50 $1,300 9. (16) Greg Johnson/50 $1,350 10. (15) Shane Clanton/50 $1,650 11. (19) Jack Sullivan/50 $1,050 12. (11) Bub McCool/48 $1,650 13. (1) Josh Putnam/44 $950 14. (7) Darrell Lanigan/39 $1,550 15. (21) Clint Smith/39 $1,450 16. (8) Ronny Lee Hollingsworth/38 $800 17. (10) Tim McCreadie/36 $1,420 18. (22) Eric Cooley/27 $750 19. (9) Mike Marlar/26 $1,280 20. (3) Dillon Wood/11 $700 21. (25) Jill George/11 $110 22. (12) Duke Whiseant/9 $700 23. (13) Billy Moyer/7 $700 24. (20) Pat Doar/7 $1,250 25. (24) Billy Moyer Jr./3 $700
2012 World of Outlaws Late Model Series Point Standings as of April 27 – 8 A-Mains completed (rank/driver/points/deficit to leader):
1. Darrell Lanigan 1132 2. Rick Eckert 1102 (-30) 3. Shane Clanton 1064 (-68) 4. Chub Frank 1036 (-96) 5. Vic Coffey 996 (-136) 6. (tie) Josh Richards 974 (-158) 6. (tie) Clint Smith 974 (-158) 8. Bub McCool 972 (-160) 9. Tim McCreadie 970 (-162) 10. Pat Doar 908 (-224) 11. Mike Marlar 894 (-238) 12. Billy Moyer 870 (-262) 13. Tim Fuller 862 (-270) 14. Kent Robinson 860 (-272) 15. John Lobb 838 (-294) 16. Jack Sullivan 812 (-320) 17. (tie) Brandon Sheppard 782 (-350) 17. (tie) Billy Moyer Jr. 782 (-350) 19. Greg Johnson 778 (-354) 20. Jason Feger 738 (-394)
Fisher Performance 410 Sprints (16 Cars) Feature: 1. Caleb Helms 2. Cole Duncan 3. Andrew Palker 4. Jason Dolick 5. Danny Mumaw 6. Mitch Harble 7. Shawn Hubler 8. Nick Patterson 9. Bob Lime 10. Nick Patterson (#23) 11. Bryce Dickson 12. Rob Chaney 13. Chris Myers 14. Chris Smith 15. Alec Martin 16. Jamie Myers
Lias Tire Super Late Models (24 Cars) Feature: 1. Shane Mcloughlin 2. Corey Conley 3. George Lee 4. Ryan Markham 5. Rick Bond 6. Doug Dodd 7. JR Gentry 8. Charlie Duncan 9. Travis Mensching 10. B.A. Malcuit 11. David Liles 12. Chester Elliot 13. Larry Bellman 14. Ricky Conley 15. Matt Bee Aber 16. Eric Smitley 17. Doug Drown 18. Matt Mallett 19. Jeff Wages 20. Hiram Bachman
More news and information to come at www.waynecountyspeedway.com
(Attica, OH) Some times it takes awhile for a driver and mechanic to gel. For Bryan Sebetto and his new Hammer Pallets 410 sprint car team, it only took a month. Sebetto, the 2011 Kistler Racing Products Fremont Attica Sprint Title (FAST) Champion, took the lead from Craig Mintz on lap 19 after a great side-by-side battle over several laps, and went on to score his fourth career victory at Attica Raceway Park Friday on True Value of Woodville/Construction Equipment & Supply Night.
It was the first night of the Kistler Racing Products F.A.S.T Chmapionship Series presented by Engine Pro and KS Sales and Service at Attica. “Last week at Fremont, I tried to set the car up and it was horrible. So tonight I let Aaron (Hammer) and the guys set it up. Then, before we went out to the feature, I was thinking about changing some things and decided to stick with what they gave me and it was awesome. Aaron and I are starting to get on the same page,” said Sebetto beside his JLH General Contractors, R3 Nutrition, Crown Battery Gressman Powersports, Keizer Wheels, OC Shocks backed #24h.
“This car was so good…when I got to Craig (Mintz) and saw he had his wing all the way back and I hadn’t even touched mine, I knew I was going to be better. I could almost flat-foot it around here. I could get a great run through one and two and that allowed me to pass a lot of cars down the back stretch.” “I have to thank Randy and Lisa Hammer for giving me this opportunity. I have a lot of confidence in this team right now,” said Sebetto who road the high line around the slick but fast speedway.
Attica Raceway Park – 4/27/2012
True Value of Woodville Night Night #3 – Kistler Racing Products F.A.S.T. Championship Series
O’Reilly Auto Parts 410 Sprints (26 Cars) [#]-Starting Position
Heat 1 – Nitro Black Performance by Engine Pro (8 Laps – Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 3G-Shane Stewart ; 2. 3-Mike Linder ; 3. 53-Phil Gressman ; 4. 9X-Brandon Martin ; 5. 2+-Brian Smith ; 6. 60-Jody Keegan ; 7. 91-Aaron Middaugh ; 8. 98-Robert Robenalt ; 9. 16-Chris Andrews
Heat 2 – Summit Racing Equipment (8 Laps – Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 97-Dean Jacobs ; 2. O-Lee Jacobs ; 3. O9-Craig Mintz ; 4. 9Z-Duane Zablocki ; 5. 5R-Byron Reed ; 6. 14H-Todd Heller ; 7. 4K-Kody Kinser ; 8. 35-Stuart Brubaker ; 9. 45L-Brian Lay
Heat 3 – Ultra Shield Race Products (8 Laps – Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 24H-Bryan Sebetto ; 2. 5T-Travis Philo ; 3. W20-Greg Wilson  ; 4. 48-Mike Burkin ; 5. 12-Jarred Ridge ; 6. 55-Brad Bowman ; 7. 14-Chad Wilson 
B-Main – Computer Man Inc. (12 Laps – Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 14H-Todd Heller ; 2. 16-Chris Andrews ; 3. 60-Jody Keegan ; 4. 35-Stuart Brubaker ; 5. 55-Brad Bowman ; 6. 4K-Kody Kinser ; 7. 45L-Brian Lay ; 8. 14-Chad Wilson  ; 9. 91-Aaron Middaugh ; 10. 98-Robert Robenalt
A-Main - (30 Laps) 1. 24H-Bryan Sebetto; 2. O9-Craig Mintz; 3. 3-Mike Linder; 4. 9Z-Duane Zablocki; 5. 97-Dean Jacobs; 6. 2+-Brian Smith; 7. 14H-Todd Heller; 8. O-Lee Jacobs; 9. 55-Brad Bowman; 10. 60-Jody Keegan; 11. 35-Stuart Brubaker; 12. 9X-Brandon Martin; 13. 5R-Byron Reed; 14. 16-Chris Andrews; 15. 53-Phil Gressman; 16. 12-Jarred Ridge; 17. 48-Mike Burkin; 18. 5T-Travis Philo; 19. W20-Greg Wilson ; 20. 3G-Shane Stewart
Hard Charger: 55-Brad Bowman[+11]
AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: April 27, 2012 – Gas City, Indiana – Gas City I-69 Speedway – “Border Wars”
QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Scotty Weir, 10E, Edison-11.571; 2. Brent Beauchamp, 11B, Beauchamp-11.610; 3. Shane Cottle, 2, Epperson-11.667; 4. Bryan Clauson, 7, CTR/BCI/Curb-Agajanian-11.698; 5. Jon Stanbrough, 21x, Roberts/Tate-11.711; 6. Billy Puterbaugh, Jr., 16, Puterbaugh-11.747; 7. Hunter Schuerenberg, 35, Rock Steady-11.763; 8. Kody Swanson, 19, Slinkard-11.763; 9. Dave Darland, 11, Walker-11.787; 10. Chris Windom, 5, Baldwin-11.799; 11. Ted Hines, 12, Hines-11.826; 12. Casey Shuman, 21, Pollock-11.833; 13. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 9K, Black Jack-11.840; 14. Levi Jones, 20, Stewart-11.945; 15. Darren Hagen, 69, Dynamics-11.947; 16. Justin Grant, 40, Hery-11.953; 17. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-11.956; 18. Jon Sciscoe, 57, Hazen-11.967; 19. Kyle Larson, 1K, Abreu-12.050; 20. Damion Gardner, 71, DG-12.068; 21. Chase Stockon, 32, Stockon-12.071; 22. Jerry Coons, Jr., 71P, Phillips-12.088; 23. Jonathan Hendrick, 68, Hendrick-12.150; 24. Robert Ballou, 81, MPHG-12.175; 25. Thomas Meseraull, 4 1, Stensland-12.180; 26. Bobby East, 2B, 2B Racing-12.239; 27. Travis Welpott, 18, Welpott-12.297; 28. Coleman Gulick, 14, Gulick-12.298; 29. CJ Leary, 30, Leary-12.381; 30. Casey Riggs, 37, KKM/Indiana Underground-12.421; 31. Braylon Fitzpatrick, 3, Fitzpatrick-12.432; 32. Tyler Hewitt, 21H, Hewitt-12.473; 33. Wes McIntyre, 83, McIntyre-12.530; 34. Josh Spencer, 42G, Jackson-12.581; 35. Blake Fitzpatrick, 10, Fitzpatrick-12.599; 36. Matt Goodnight, 39, Goodnight-12.751; 37. Logan Jarrett, 29, Jarrett-12.956; 38. Joe Bares, 19x, Test-12.976.
FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Tracy Hines, 2. Darland, 3. Weir, 4. Stanbrough, 5. Thomas, 6. Stockon, 7. Jarrett, 8. Leary, 9. Meseraull, 10. Hewitt. 2:04.24
SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Jones, 2. Coons, 3. Sciscoe, 4. Puterbaugh, 5. Windom, 6. East, 7. Beauchamp, 8. McIntyre, 9. Bares, 10. Riggs. NT
THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Larson, 2. Hendrick, 3. Cottle, 4. Schuerenberg, 5. Hagen, 6. Ted Hines, 7. Blake Fitzpatrick, 8. Welpott, 9. Braylon Fitzpatrick. 2:06.08
FOURTH HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Clauson, 2. Shuman, 3. Ballou. 4. Gardner, 5. Grant, 6. Gulick, 7. Goodnight, 8. Swanson, 9. Spencer. 2:08.71
SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Swanson, 2. Hagen, 3. Thomas, 4. Windom, 5. Beauchamp, 6. East, 7. Gulick, 8. Stockon, 9. Ted Hines, 10. McIntyre, 11. Blake Fitzpatrick, 12. Goodnight, 13. Grant, 14. Braylon Fitzpatrick, 15. Riggs, 16. Welpott, 17. Jarrett, 18. Leary, 19. Bares, 20. Hewitt, 21. Meseraull. NT
FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Hunter Schuerenberg, 2. Shane Cottle, 3. Jon Stanbrough, 4. Billy Puterbaugh, Jr., 5. Bryan Clauson, 6. Scotty Weir, 7. Dave Darland, 8. Casey Shuman, 9. Brent Beauchamp, 10. Chris Windom, 11. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 12. Tracy Hines, 13. Jon Sciscoe, 14. Kyle Larson, 15. Darren Hagen, 16. Jerry Coons, Jr., 17. Jonathan Hendrick, 18. Levi Jones, 19. Chase Stockon, 20. Bobby East, 21. Damion Gardner, 22. Kody Swanson, 23. Robert Ballou, 24. Justin Grant. NT ——————————– FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 Schuerenberg.
NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS: 1-Stanbrough-282; 2-Clauson-273; 3-Darland-264; 4-Hines-239; 5-Grant-237; 6-Gardner-235; 7-Jones-235; 8-Hagen-215; 9-Shuman-195; 10-Kaeding-195. FINAL “BORDER WARS” POINTS: 1-Darland-114, 2-Stanbrough-103, 3-Hines-102, 4-Weir-101, 5-Schuerenberg-96.
NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE: April 28 – Putnamville, IN – Lincoln Park Speedway
Team Fully Injected with another successful evening at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania. Wampum, Pennsylvania’s Brandon Matus not only finished 2nd in the 25 lap sprint car main event, but also earned a heat race victory. Kittanning, Pennsylvania’s Rod George finished 3rd in the Kelsey George Racing CIII, while Lernerville Speedway’s ‘opening day’ winner, Kevin Schaeffer, rallied from a 12th place starting spot to finish 5th! Evan City, Pennsylvania native Brandon Spithaler also earned a sprint car heat race victory this evening before finishing 8th in the main event.
Ti22 Performance DIRTcar Sprint Feature (25 Laps)
(20E) Brian Ellenberger, Butler
(13) Brandon Matus, Wampum
(CIII) Rod George, Kittanning
(33) Brent Matus, Wampum
(9) Kevin Schaeffer, Kittanning
(7) Eric Williams, Greenville
(08) Dan Kuriger, New Brighton
(22B) Brandon Spithaler, Evans City
(10) Carl Bowser, Sarver
(24S) Brian Steinman, Lucinda
(44) Pete Landram, Jeanette
(66) Chris Best, Mercer
(1R) Gale Ruth Sr., Pleasantville
DNS: (4K) Bill Kiley, Cabot
Heat Race Winners: Brandon Spithaler, Brandon Matus
Gregg Satterlee earned a feature win this evening at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania. Fully Injected teammate and ‘opening day’ winner, Jared Miley, finished second in the 25 lap super late model main event after starting 12th!
Precise Racing Products DIRTcar Late Models Feature (25 Laps)
(22) Gregg Satterlee, Rochester Mills
(H1) Jared Miley, South Park
(17) Keith Barbara, South Park
(99B) Boom Briggs, Bear Lake
(J4) John Garvin Jr., Sarver
(29) Ken Schaltenbrand, Sarver
(1C) Lynn Geisler, Cranberry Twp.
(B22) Bump Hedman, Sugar Grove
(21) Matt Lux, Franklin
(56) Denton Boyer, Punxsy
(03) Doug Eck, Corry
(31) Bryan Force, Indiana
(27) Jeff Jones, Zelienople
(3) Dan Swartzlander, Freeport
(2V) Chad Valone, Jamestown, NY
(2J) Mike Johnson, Imperial
(72) Michael Norris, Sarver
(71L) Dennis Lunger, Albion
(10) Alex Ferree, Saxonburg
(71D) Ron Davies, Warren
Heat Race Winners: Lynn Geisler, John Garvin Jr., Mike Johnson
B-Main Winner: Chad Valone
DNQ: Muslino, Bachman, Fosnaught, J.Eck, Bertolini, Krummert, B.Swartzlander
(Attica, OH) When the World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series come to a track, the “local” drivers always want to defend their turf… it’s a matter of pride. But, when the likes of Joey Saldana, Donny Schatz, Steve Kinser, Sammy Swindell, Kraig Kinser, Craig Dollansky, Cody Darrah, Chad Kemenah, Lucas Wolfe and the rest of the touring stars come to Attica Raceway Park for the Kistler Engines Classic, on Friday, June 1st, the “locals” will have plenty of monetary incentive as well.
Not only will the teams be battling for the $10,000 payday for the 40-lap event, but there’s plenty of bonus funds up for grabs. Any driver in the Top-25 of Attica Raceway Park’s weekly point standings after May 18th who defeats the Outlaws for the feature victory will get an additional $2,500 from Attica Raceway Park. Should that driver also be in the Top-10 of the University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champion’s National point standings through May 27th, there is another $1,000 bonus from that series.
Also, engine manufacturers Kistler Engines, Gressman Powersports and Level Performance are offering a $2,000 gift certificate if one of the Top-25 in Attica’s weekly point standings is running an engine built by one of those companies and wins the race. Also, All Pro Aluminum Heads is giving a $250 gift certificate if the race winner is using their engine heads.
Attica Raceway Park will also give the highest finisher in the A-Main that is in the track’s Top-25 in points a $500 bonus. If a driver in the Top-25 in points wins the race, then the second highest feature finisher in the Top-25 in points will get the $500 bonus.
For more information contact Rex LeJeune at 419-680-5606 or go to www.atticaracewaypark.com
Adam Kekich in action at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania on April 20th. This was Kekich’s first career Lernerville Speedway start – Rick Rarer Photo
Hermitage, Pennsylvania’s Adam Kekich will return home to Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, Pennsylvania this Saturday, April 28th, for a shot at earning his first career ’410′ sprint car victory. The third generation driver and limited sprint car graduate looks to spend as much time on the road as possible in 2012, while still enjoying the comfort of home. Mercer Raceway Park is located near Kekich’s Hermitage based race shop, and makes for a quick trip for Saturday night action. The familiar ’5K’ operation competed weekly at Mercer Raceway Park last season; earning a top 5 finish in the final track championship standings.
Although the ’5K’ team will visit MRP often in 2012, a track championship is not exactly what the team is searching for. Instead, Kekich will focus his attention on getting to victory lane, and earning his first career ’410′ sprint car victory.
“We aren’t really sure what we are doing this year” explained Adam Kekich in an interview when discussing this summer’s racing plan, “We are going to run Mercer Raceway Park as often as we can along with other tracks in the area…and we hope to run Ohio Speedweek this year too…we are going to just play it by ear for now and see what happens but the goal is to win.”
Mercer Raceway Park will be hosting a regular ‘Saturday Night Live’ format this weekend with racing beginning at 7:00PM!
For more information, check out www.mercerracewaypark.com!
World of Outlaws Sprint Car event at Eagle Raceway reset for Wednesday, Sept. 19
EAGLE, Neb. – April 26, 2012 – The NAPA Auto Parts Outlaw Showdown at Eagle Raceway originally scheduled for Friday night has been postponed to Wednesday, Sept. 19. Rain has soaked the area this week, and more rain on Friday is expected to be combined with cold and windy conditions.
Tickets that were purchased in advance for Friday night will be valid for the event on Sept. 19.
The NAPA Ticket Special for a $5 discount on general admission will continue at all participating NAPA Auto Parts stores. With the discount, adult tickets are only $30 and children ages 6 to 12 are only $10.
Pit/Combo Tickets are also available in advance only (includes a reserved seat and a pit pass) by ordering online at SLSPromotions.com or by calling 1-815-344-2023 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. (Central) Monday thru Friday.
Donny Schatz picked up his third victory of the season on Wednesday at Farmer City Raceway in Farmer City, Ill., to regain the championship points lead. Schatz has a five-point advantage over Sammy Swindell, with Kraig Kinser, Joey Saldana and Steve Kinser within 40 points.
The World of Outlaws will compete on Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa.
The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: Armor All (Official Car Care Products), STP (Official Fuel Treatment), Goodyear Tires (Official Tire), Gravely Tractors (Official Lawn Equipment), University of Northwestern Ohio, VP Racing Fuel (Official Racing Fuel), Vicci (Official Apparel); in addition to contingency sponsors, including: Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, JE Pistons, KSE Racing Products, MSD Ignitions, Penske Shocks, Superflow Dynos and Wix Filters; along with manufacturer sponsors, including: Astro Titanium, ButlerBuilt, Fuel Safe, Intercomp, J&J Auto Racing, Jake’s Carts, Racing Electronics, S&S Volvo and TNT Rescue.