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 on: Today at 08:08:35 AM 
Started by RIS-Ed Hollowell - Last post by RIS-Ed Hollowell
BROWNSTOWN, IN -RIS- The weather was a factor at the fifth round of the 2010 Indiana Sprint Week. Rain was on the radar screen and the program was rushed because of it. Track preparation was bypassed and the track was dry and slick by the time for the feature. All that said, it was still a great race.

Thirty nine cars participated in qualifications at Brownstown. The track is a 3/8 mile, shallow banked track with over run areas outside the turns. A sort of a longer version of Gas City. Justin Grant set fast time with a 14.305 second lap that was also a new track record. Grant's run was early in the session and that seemed to be clue as the track condition as it was drying out fast. The later qualifiers were all slower. Qualifying was conducted in six car groups. The early heats were racy but by the last one the track was one grove and that was on the bottom. Heat winners were Levi Jones, Brady Short, Jerry Coons, Jr. and Chris Windom. Notables that had to go to the B main were Damion Gardner, Tracy Hines, Dave Darland, Robert Ballou and Shane Hmiel. Andrew Elson won the 12 lap B feature with Ballou being the only driver who had any success running a high line in the corners. Dave Darland came in tenth, missing the transfer while Hines came in an even worse 17th. Hines had a provisional to start the feature, Darland was done for the night. It seems the car owner points are what provisionals are biased on and the Goodnight car Dave was driving had not earned enough.

Of course it all seemed moot as lighting had started appearing in the southwest sky and race control was only hoping to get enough laps in to call the race official. It was going to rain in only a few minutes. As soon as the B was done the 10 minute warning was issued for the start of the feature. No 'wave' lap. No lining up in fours. The race was to get the race in. It track officials had wanted to wet and prep the track but that was also out. It was going to be a dry, slick race. The start time was 9:26 pm.

After two frustrating false starts the race was on and Brady Short took the lead. Levi Jones came from fourth to hold second and then Hunter Schuerenberg got around both drivers to take the lead before the first caution on lap four. After the restart Short fell back while Chris Windom and Damion Gardner advanced. On the eighth lap it was hard to tell who was leading as Windom and Gardner were running high in the turns while Schuerenberg and Jones clung to the bottom. That continued for a few laps but the cars on top were getting nowhere. About lap 15 (the race was official now) Windom headed to the bottom and went lower than any one else. He was bringing his car low at the turn exit and running way down on the inside of the straights looking for traction. It was the strangest line ever seen in a race and it worked. Windom took the lead on lap 17.

With Windom and his odd line in the lead the rest of the front running drivers broke ranks. By lap 20 Jon Stanbrough had moved from fifth to second while Jones and Schuerenberg were swapping positions. Brady Short was back in sixth.

After a caution for debris on lap 22 it looked like the final act had begun as Stanbrough got his nose under Windom in the turns. Then suddenly everything changed again. Short went to the top, where no one had run for 15 laps. Short found some traction. On lap 25 he was third. On lap 27 Brady Short was leading for the second time in the race.

The finish was Short, Windom and Stanbrough.

“We raced here a lot back when I was driving modifieds and I knew the way this track can change.” said Short after the race. He added that “This was the greatest race ever!”

This surely was, with the thunder and lighting in the sky and the many surprising changes in direction on the track, the most dramatic race of the 2010 sprint week.

After this race the series moves to the most hallowed ground that Indiana Sprint Week races on. Friday night is for Bloomington Speedway, the home of sprint week and the track that has been on the schedule without exception for 23 years.

After Brownstown the Indiana Sprint Week standings are shuffled quite a bit. Brady Short took over second place, trailing Levi Jones by 12 points (268-254) while Jon Stanbrough is 19 points back in third. Darland slid to fifth place, 49 points behind.

An after note- After the race was over and the fans were filling the roads out, the rain finally fell.

 on: Today at 06:06:35 AM 
Started by RIS-Ed Hollowell - Last post by RIS-Ed Hollowell
USAC AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT CAR SERIES RACE RESULTS: July 15, 2010 – Brownstown, Indiana – Brownstown Speedway – 23rd “Indiana Sprint Week”

       QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Justin Grant, 5B, Baldwin-14.305; 2. Andrew Elson, 27a, Elson-14.445; 3. Damion Gardner, 71, DG-14.465; 4. Chris Windom, 11, Walker-14.481; 5. Levi Jones, 20, Stewart-14.500; 6. Bryan Clauson, 2B, RWB-14.503; 7. Hunter Schuerenberg, 35, Byram-14.509; 8. J.J. Hughes, 76, Hughes-14.516; 9. Mike Spencer, 15m, Pierce/Ellis-14.520; 10. Brady Short, 36, Short-14.545; 11. Blake Fitzpatrick, 10F, Fitzpatrick-14.585; 12. Shane Cottle, 10E, Edison-14.597; 13. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-14.617; 14. Jon Stanbrough, 53, Fox-14.685; 15. Jonathan Hendrick, 68, Hendrick-14.686; 16. Casey Riggs, 37, Indiana Underground-14.710; 17. Shane Hmiel, 17s, 56 Inc.-14.727; 18. Dickie Gaines, 21, Roberts/Tate-14.732; 19. Jerry Coons Jr., 69, Dynamics-14.848; 20. Jeff Bland Jr., 38s, Bland-14.895; 21. Kurt Gross, 1x, Gross-14.916; 22. Mark Perry III, 3m, Perry-14.929; 23. Scotty Weir, 22, Simon-14.936; 24. Caleb Armstrong, 7, Tucker-14.948; 25. Henry Clarke, 67, Kunz-14.971; 26. Kyle
Robbins, 17R, Robbins-14.973; 27. Dave Darland, 39, Goodnight-14.983; 28. Matt Mitchell, 37x, Mitchell-14.986; 29. Greg Bragg, 1B, Deskovick-14.986; 30. Robert Ballou, 81, MPHG-15.019; 31. John Memmer, 4m, Memmer-15.074; 32. Ricky Williams, 11w, Williams-15.084; 33. Josh Cunningham, 6s, Hamm-15.121; 34. Ethan Barrow, 15, Barrow-15.194; 35. J.C. Bland, 98, Bland-15.206; 36. Keith Bloom Jr., 27k, Braund-15.235; 37. Hud Cone, 21x, Pollock-15.488; 38. Logan Hupp, 9H, Hupp-15.599; 39. Lynsey Tilton, 11T, Felker-15.667.

       FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Jones, 2. Hmiel, 3. Grant, 4. Clarke, 5. Hines, 6. Bragg, 7. Cone, 8. Cunningham, 9. Gross, 10. Spencer. NT
       SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Short, 2. Gaines, 3. Clauson, 4. Stanbrough, 5. Ballou, 6. Elson, 7. Perry, 8. Hupp, 9. Barrow, 10. Robbins. 2:33.22
       THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Coons, 2. Hendrick, 3. Fitzpatrick, 4. Schuerenberg, 5. Gardner, 6. Darland, 7. Weir, 8. Tilton, 9. J.C. Bland. NT
       FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Windom, 2. Riggs, 3. Jeff Bland Jr., 4. Cottle, 5. Mitchell, 6. Hughes, 7. Williams, 8. Armstrong, 9. Bloom. 2:41.91

       SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Elson, 2. Ballou, 3. Perry, 4. Cone, 5. Gardner,  6. Barrow, 7. Tilton, 8. Hupp, 9. Armstrong, 10. Darland, 11. J.C. Bland, 12. Gross, 13. Bragg, 14. Spencer, 15. Hughes, 16. Weir, 17. Hines, 18. Robbins, 19. Williams, 20. Cunningham. NT

       FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Brady Short, 2. Chris Windom, 3. Jon Stanbrough, 4. Levi Jones, 5. Hunter Schuerenberg, 6. Jeff Bland Jr., 7. Robert Ballou, 8. Hud Cone, 9. Justin Grant, 10. Dickie Gaines, 11. Casey Riggs, 12. Henry Clarke, 13. Blake Fitzpatrick, 14. Shane Hmiel, 15. Jerry Coons Jr., 16. Jonathan Hendrick, 17. Ethan Barrow, 18. Mark Perry III, 19. Andrew Elson, 20. Greg Bragg, 21. Damion Gardner, 22. Tracy Hines, 23. Bryan Clauson, 24. Shane Cottle. NT

**Cunningham flipped during the semi.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-2 Short, Laps 3-6 Schuerenberg, Laps 7-10 Jones, Laps 11-16 Schuerenberg, Laps 17-26 Windom, Laps 27-30 Short.

NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT CAR STANDINGS: 1-Jones-1,378; 2-Gardner-1,257; 3-Clauson-1,255; 4-Coons-1,211; 5-Windom-1,169; 6-Hines-1,133; 7-Clarke-1,008; 8-Darland-819; 9-Hmiel-816; 10-Williams-634.
NEW NATIONAL SPRINT CAR DIRT STANDINGS: 1-Jones-1,161; 2-Gardner-1,010; 3-Clauson-996; 4-Windom-980; 5-Coons-952.
NEW “INDIANA SPRINT WEEK” STANDINGS: 1- 8-Jones-268; 2-Short-254; 3-Stanbrough-249; 4-Clauson-223; 5-Darland-219; 6-Windom-217; 7-Daron Clayton-192; 8-Coons-192; 9-Fitzpatrick-185; 10-Gardner-158.

NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE: – July 16 – Bloomington (IN) Speedway – 23rd “Indiana Sprint Week”

Courtesy USAC

 on: Yesterday at 07:41:09 PM 
Started by RIS-John Davison - Last post by RIS-John Davison
Stevens Tops Speed Chart as Inaugural Legends Million Gets Underway

CONCORD, N.C. (July 15, 2010) - The inaugural Legends Million Weekend got underway Thursday with more than 350 cars taking to the frontstretch quarter-mile oval at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Doug Stevens was the night's fastest overall qualifier during time trials, which set Friday's heat race lineups.

The special three-day event, running Thursday through Saturday, is bringing Legend Car and Bandolero drivers from more than 36 sates and two foreign countries to the Mecca of Motorsports for the largest grassroots race in history.

The Legend Cars, who will compete for an unprecedented $1 million purse in Saturday night's A-Feature, took to the track for practice and Friday's heat race qualifying. The Bandolero Cars participated in the first round of the Bandolero Triple Crown, a three night event with feature races in each of the three divisions: Bandolero Outlaws, Bandits and Beginner Bandits.

Stevens, of Griffin, Ga., topped the 144-car Legends Million division field during time trial sessions, with a posted lap of 17.246 seconds.

"I had a great car all weekend," said Stevens. "I just knew with only three qualifying laps I had to put it all together for at least one. I had one corner I messed up on and one lap I knew I was really good. I was just glad I could hold on for the top spot.

"We are making history here and this is a once in a lifetime opportunity. I am very excited to be here and I really just can't believe I am the fastest qualifier."

David Ragan was second fastest followed by Austin Hill, Dennis Lambert and Stephen Cantrell.

Clay Hair, of Mt. Pleasant, N.C., topped the 64-car Masters division field during time trial sessions, with a posted lap of 17.442 seconds. Tim Brockhouse was second fastest followed by John Sossoman, Jeff Haynie and Billy R. Gomez Jr.

Sean Rayhall, of Winston, Ga., topped the 87-car Semi-Pro/Young Lions division field during time trial sessions, with a posted lap of 17.363 seconds. Gregory Lang was second fastest followed by Chase Catania, Mason Massey and Kyle Hall.

Bandolero feature winners included Riley Halverson, of Concord, N.C., in the Bandolero Outlaws division
Clayton Weatherman, of Wentzville, Mo., in the Bandolero Bandits division
and Matt Craig, of Kannapolis, N.C., in the Bandolero Beginner Bandits division.

The Legends Million is a one-of-a-kind race featuring a total purse of $1 million with the A-Main winner guaranteed to take home $250,000. The final spot in the feature is assured $10,000.

Competitors participating in the Legends Million are registered in one of three divisions: Young Lions/Semi-Pro, Masters or The Legends Million, which is open to all drivers.

Each division will run heat races and an A-Main race, with the Legends Million A-Feature serving as the grand finale of the three-day event. The winners of the Masters and Semi-Pro/Young Lions division A-Main races will earn an unprecedented $30,000 and $25,000, respectively.

The Legends Million weekend will continue Friday with full slates of racing for both Legend Cars and Bandoleros. Spectator gates open and heat races begin at 1 p.m. Friday's tickets are just $20 for adults and $5 for children ages 12 and under.

For addition information or tickets to the Legends Million, contact the Charlotte Motor Speedway ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS (3267) or visit

Unofficial results:
Legends Million Division Qualifying:
 1. Doug Stevens
 2. David Ragan
 3. Austin Hill
 4. Dennis Lambert
 5. Stephen Cantrell
 6. Tyler Green
 7. Justin Swilling
 8. Chris Dilbeck
 9. Darrell Wallace Jr.
10. Kyle Weatherman
11. Evan Swilling
12. Sean Shalvoy
13. Donald McIntosh
14. Beau Slocumb
15. Casey Rodrick
16. Steven Ross
17. Sean Rayhall
18. Chad Finchum
19. Kyle Beaty
20. Will Prance
21. Jimmy Heavlow
22. Adam Burton
23. Sam McAulay
24. Brady Boswell
25. Daniel Hemrick
26. Zachary Hausler
27. Chase Pistone
28. John Freeman
29. Justin Lloyd
30. David Moyes
31. Casey Smith
32. Josh Williams
33. Christian Pahud
34. Scott Hensley
35. Cody Haskins
36. Zack Kittle
37. Chad Hackenbracht
38. Chanse Rick
39. Mason Massey
40. Ryan Gandee
41. Michael Dabney
42. Travis Braden
43. Jake Crum
44. Kenzie Ruston
45. Bayley Currey
46. Adam Gay
47. Kyle Plott
48. Divan Scites
49. Harrison Rhodes
50. John Gottsacker
51. Tyler Lester
52. Corey Gordon
53. Derek Shumaker
54. Brian Ouimette
55. Kory Abbott
56. John Hilliker
57. Andrew Smith
58. Steven Abby
59. Duncan Molesworth
60. Brandon Thompson
61. Michael Kelley
62. Josh Morris
63. Kyle Resco
64. Aaron Moyer
65. Jimmy Henderson
66. Jordan Anderson
67. R.S. Senter
68. Josh Gilbert
69. Cole Miktuk
70. Jason Palmer
71. Nick Carey
72. Ben Stancill
73. Jake Morris
74. Brian McArdle
75. Eric Gunderson
76. Gray Gaulding
77. Nick Pistone
78. Taylor Hull
79. Jake Cole
80. Timmy Hill
81. J.C. Umscheid
82. Sam Beam
83. Geoff Bodine
84. Beau Hutchison
85. Michael Vanwingerden
86. Donny St. Ours
87. Jeremy Wood
88. Thomas Harvenveld Jr.
89. Drew Brown
90. Anthony Flannery
91. Eric King
92. Brandon McKenzie
93. Mike Alcaro
94. Clay Hair
95. John Sossoman
96. Kyle Lovejoy
97. Jake Knight
98. Matt Stover
99. Jimmy Hansen
100. Dennis Harry
101. Jason Richardson
102. Kyle Goodwin
103. Cole Powell
104. Adam Welch
105. Gerald White
106. Chrissy Wallace
107. Bryce Dulabhan
108. Michael Gervais
109. Tommy Pistone III
110. Brian Sockwell
111. Christopher Davis
112. Jerry Evans
113. Kevin Henry
114. James Dent
115. Zach Weaver
116. Ronnie Freeland
117. Eddie Harwell
118. Dace Johnson
119. Trevor Alspach
120. Scott Mosley
121. Donavan Ponder
122. Christopher Freeland
123. James Gilliand
124. Shaun Buffington
125. Sean Glennon
126. Brandon Kent
127. Zach Knowles
128. Cody Logan
129. William Elmore Jr.
130. Ryan Paul
131. Scott Griffith
132. Dave Riopell
133. Stan Yee
134. Michael Kipp
135. Chris Reed
136. John Turnbull Jr.
137. Steven Keesee
138. Marshall Beck
139. Loren Short
140. Rick Walls
141. Warren Ropp
142. Darrell Buckingham
143. Billy Beachler
144. Thomas Barton.

Masters Division Qualifying:
 1. Clay Hair
 2. Tim Brockhouse
 3. John Sossoman
 4. Jeff Haynie
 5. Billy R Gomez Jr.
 6. Hoyt Demis
 7. David Denham
 8. Kevin Foisey
 9. Brian Weimer
10. Jeff Jordan
11. Brian Sockwell
12. Thomas Pistone
13. Eddie Harwell
14. Scott Mosley
15. Jan Ingram
16. Scott Anderson
17. Dennis White
18. John Barilka
19. Spike Schultze
20. Skip Nichols
21. Will Cagle
22. Gray Thomas
23. Buddy Goudy
24. Ira Laughy
25. Gene Conley
26. Jamie Lane
27. Jackie Ryan
28. Bruce Silver
29. Greg Erhardt
30. Randy Gunton
31. Robert Merino
32. Chris Freeland
33. Gene Traxler
34. Jason Rochelle
35. Brad Green
36. Rick Whitmore
37. George Whitney
38. Bert De Heus
39. Cy Harvey
40. Dave Riopell
41. Dave Gleason
42. Ronnie Poley
43. Philip Young 44. Doug Dugger
45. Robert Bass
46. Steven Pye
47. Warren Ropp
48. Darrell Holmes
49. Ronald Mander
50. Marty Griffin
51. Brian Tanker
52. Grant McDonald
53. Cees Visser
54. Michael Morris
55. Joe Graf
56. Tony Miller
57. Jamie Smith
58. Eric Hipkins
59. Ricky Vredenburg
60. Don Hawk
61. Terry Myers.

Disqualified: Jimmy Gurley, Lynn Wiles

Semi-Pro/Young Lions Division Qualifying:
 1. Sean Rayhall
 2. Gregory Lang
 3. Chase Catania
 4. Mason Massey
 5. Kyle Hall
 6. Sean Shalvoy
 7. RS Senter
 8. Gray Gaulding
 9. Jake Morris
10. Jake Knight
11. Timmy Hill
12. TJ Michael
13. Josh Morris
14. Tyler Castle
15. Kason Plott
16. Corey Gordon
17. Andrew Harrah
18. Dusty Summers
19. Benjamin Rhodes
20. Frankilin Futrelle
21. Alex Pacheco
22. CJ Hulsey
23. Chris Young
24. Ryan Flores
25. Zack Alspach
26. Jake Perkins
27. Mike Weed
28. Justin Thomas
29. Luke Demis
30. Codi Sunley
31. Brian Kolb
32. Zach Knowles
33. Tyler Hill
34. Ryan Luza
35. Dace Johnson
36. Shon Jacobsen
37. Robert Kuzmarski
38. Jesse Little
39. Hunter Bledsoe
40. William Cunningham
41. Austin Duncan
42. Matthew Cardenas
43. Jordon Coker
44. Corey Karsel
45. David Garbo
46. Kevin Donahue
47. Daniel Ivaska
48. Kenny VanWinckle
49. Sean Glennon
50. Sean Sheehan
51. Dustin Sword
52. Levan Chandler
53. Raven Schrantz
54. Jeffrey Goodale
55. Drew Sciranko
56. Brandon Debrakeleer
57. Brandon Kent
58. Joe Pike
59. Trent Miley
60. Cody Logan
61. Antonio Cardenas
62. Andrea Hans
63. Jake Spillers
64. Matt Evans
65. Loren Short
66. Derek Marquardt
67. Ralph Bergdahl
68. Angela Donahue
69. Trent Norris
70. Brett Semeniuk
71. David Hudson
72. Tyler Goodwin
73. Anna Lisa Smith
74. Chris Lishamer
75. Allen Fuesting
76. James Bergdahl
77. John Cain.

Disqualified: Austin Leitner
Spencer Boyd
Justin Carroll
Brady Boswell
Austin Langstin
Chris Coker
Anderson Bowen
Hayden Woods
J Alston
Amanda Yarrow.

Bandolero Outlaws Feature (15 laps):
 1. Riley Halverson
 2. Coty Hartson
 3. Kendall Sellers
 4. Ryan MackIntosh
 5. John Holleman
 6. Ryan Shattack
 7. Reid Wilson
 8. Myatt Snyder
 9. Matt Linker
10. Walker Yates
11. Ben Klatt
12. Jeffrey Stanton
13. Craig Biryla
14. Clayton Green
15. Taylor Martin
16. Parker Barnes
17. Jordan Plummer
18. Tyler Janocha
19. Dillon Brown.

Bandolero Bandits Feature (15 laps):
 1. Clayton Weatherman
 2. Garrett Biggers
 3. Derek Slobel
 4. Trevor Collins
 5. Jeffrey Abbey
 6. Peyton Ryan
 7. Cody Connors
 8. Kyle Donahue
 9. Chase Hawkins
10. Joe Wilder
11. Reese Chase
12. Kaz Grala
13. Carson Ferguson
14. Max Evans.

Bandolero Beginner Bandits Feature (15 laps):
 1. Matt Craig
 2. Reed Hatchett
 3. John Kuczmarski
 4. Jacob Heafner
 5. Scott Joy
 6. Banks Johnson
 7. Dalton Brown
 8. Dawson Cram
 9. Trevor Hawkins
10. Tate Fogleman
11. Hunter Richards.

RIS Photos by John Davison

 on: Yesterday at 05:38:55 PM 
Started by RIS-Dusty Brandel - Last post by RIS-Dusty Brandel

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (July 13, 2010) - Matt Hagan is serious about racing at the FRAM-Autolite NHRA Nationals in Sonoma, Calif., this weekend. He's got a strong car under him in the DieHard Dodge Charger Funny Car tuned by Tommy DeLago, and he's returning to the site of his first No. 1 qualifying effort. In last year's event at Infineon Raceway, Hagan not only grabbed the pole but set both ends of the track record: 4.068-second ET and 307.51-mph top speed.

Hagan is third in the 2010 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series point standings, just 94 markers out of second place (Robert Hight), and is getting closer to clinching a spot in the Countdown to 1 playoffs, which begin for the top 10 in the final six events of the year. He is also 135 points behind first-place John Force.

"We made it to the semifinals last week in Seattle, so hopefully we can carry some of that momentum into Sonoma this weekend," said Hagan, 27, who manages a 500-acre Angus Cattle farm in Christiansburg, Va. "Sonoma is a great race track to compete at and the surrounding wine country is awesome. But, even though it would be nice to taste some of the great wine in that area, we have to get serious about our racing goals.

"We would love to move up to second place and work our way into first, but right now we just have to take it one lap at a time. This DieHard car is running good, the guys are working well together and we have to focus on getting down the track each time and demonstrate how solid this team really is.

"We've got the track records at Infineon and I think it would be a great place to get our third win of the season and assure our place in the Countdown to 1 playoffs. Even though the points are reset going into the Countdown, it gives you great confidence to be able to enter the playoffs carrying some positive momentum. We really would like to lock ourselves into the Countdown soon, and the quicker can we do that the quicker some of that pressure comes off us and then we can focus on our run for the championship."

Hagan is scheduled to throw out the first pitch this Thursday, July 15, at the San Francisco Giants vs. New York Mets game at AT&T Park in San Francisco. “I’ve never done that before,” said Hagan. “That’s going to be a great opportunity. I started practicing back in Seattle, when I first heard I would be doing that.”

* No. 3 in 2010 Funny Car standings, after two victories in two final rounds (four career final rounds), five quarterfinal finishes, three semifinal and four first rounds in first 14 events of season
* Is 135 points behind leader John Force, 94 in back of Robert Hight in second
* Qualified No. 1 (his first) in Sonoma in 2009; set both track records: 4.068 seconds for ET; 307.51 mph for top speed
* Lost first round to Cruz Pedregon in 2009 in Sonoma
* Set national top-speed record (to 1000 feet) of 316.15 mph in Gainesville 2010. It has since been eclipsed by Ashley Force Hood with a 316.38 mph
* Set national elapsed-time record in Chicago 2010: 4.022 seconds
* No. 11 in 2009 Funny Car point standings, as a Rookie-of-the-Year frontrunner. Was first finisher outside the Countdown to 1 contenders
* Had two runner-up finishes, 13 first-round, eight quarterfinal, and one semifinal in 2009
* Low qualifier once so far in 2010, in Gainesville. Qualified on pole twice in 2009: in Sonoma, Calif., and Las Vegas 2
* Has a career round-win record of 35-37
* Entered NHRA Funny Car class four times in 2008, qualifying once at the U.S. Nationals
* 2006 NHRA AMS Pro Mod Challenge Rookie of the Year
* 2010 is second season with Don Schumacher Racing
* Won class-best three Funny Car events in 2008 IHRA series, ending season third in point standings
* Born Nov. 11, 1982 in Salem, Va., lives in Christiansburg, Va.
* Married to Rachel; one son, Colby (10/27/06), one daughter Penny Louise (9/28/09)
* Quickest elapsed time to 1000 feet so far: 4.022 seconds (Chicago 2010)
* Fastest speed to 1000 feet so far: 316.15 mph (Gainesville 2010)
* Manages family 500-acre Angus Cattle farm in Virginia

 on: Yesterday at 05:10:07 PM 
Started by RIS-John Motal - Last post by RIS-John Motal

Can Hall of Famer Duplicate Past Glory At Wisconsin Track When National Tour Sanctions USA Nationals On Aug. 5-7 For First Time Since 2005?

NEW RICHMOND, WI – July 14, 2010 – Cedar Lake Speedway’s deep history with the World of Outlaws Late Model Series will be rekindled when the national tour returns to the Badger State track to sanction the 23rd annual USA Nationals presented by United States Steel Corporation on Aug. 5-7.

And if Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer Billy Moyer ends up battling for the 100-lap event’s $50,000 top prize, it will seem just like old times at the high-banked, one-third-mile oval.

Moyer, 52, of Batesville, Ark., owns a spectacular performance record in WoO LMS competition at Cedar Lake, winning seven times and never finishing worse than fifth in the 10 tour A-Mains that have been contested there. All of his victories came in 1988 and 1989 during the short-lived first incarnation of the series run under the direction of late WoO Sprint Car Series founder Ted Johnson, but he was close to another checkered flag in the only Cedar Lake event of the WoO LMS’s modern era (2004-present), finishing second in the 2005 USA Nationals.

A three-time WoO LMS champion (1988-89, 2005), Moyer fondly, albeit a bit vaguely, recalls his amazing run of Outlaw success at Cedar Lake some two decades ago. He was beaten just once in five events in 1988 (by current Cedar Lake regular and perennial titlist Rick Egersdorf of Lake Elmo, Minn.) and once in four events in 1989 (by Donnie Moran of Dresden, Ohio). Moyer capped both years with triumphs in the first two USA Nationals – then 50-lap features worth $12,000 to win in ’88 and $14,000 in ’89 – on his way to an alltime event-record five victories.

“It seemed like we had a handle on the place back in the day,” said Moyer, who also won the USA Nationals in 1990, 1992 and 1993 when it carried sanctioning from DIRTcar Racing’s UMP circuit. “There were a lot of good racers from out that way back then that everybody might not have heard of – guys like Willy Kraft – but I think we were a step ahead of a lot of them with how we done our tires and our chassis.

“You could keep an advantage a little longer in those days, and I guess I just had some things I understood about the car that I kept to myself. Today, with all the chassis builders involved, they pass all this information on to all their customers and it’s harder to hold on to an edge like we did when we were winning all those races every year (at Cedar Lake).”

Moyer’s Cedar Lake strength in 1988-89 was an extension of the superiority he demonstrated during the original WoO LMS campaigns. He won 22 of the 41 A-Mains that were run those two years, a lofty win percentage that he would have loved to pad in successive seasons. Unfortunately, Johnson discontinued the series after the 1989 season to focus on his Sprint Car endeavors and it sat idle until resuming in 2004 under the World Racing Group banner.

“I was really surprised when (Johnson) decided to pull the plug,” said Moyer. “I honestly think that if he just held on one more year it would probably be right there where the (WoO) Sprint Cars are right now instead of still growing. Right when he quit doing it there were just a few professional-type racers doing it for a living, but there were getting to be more and more and that would have kept the deal growing without that little empty spot (of 15 years) in there.”

Today the WoO LMS is getting stronger each year, well on its way to realizing the full potential that Moyer saw in it over 20 years ago. The tour’s return to Cedar Lake for the USA Nationals – a crown-jewel event that, with its $250,000-plus purse, ranks as the country’s highest-paying dirt Late Model race – adds more prestige to a 2010 schedule that currently lists 47 events at 40 tracks in 19 states and two Canadian provinces.

Moyer is expected to enter the blockbuster event as a favorite – not very shocking, of course, considering he’s tearing up the dirt Late Model world this season like it’s 1989. With 16 overall feature wins through mid-July, Moyer is proving that he hasn’t lost anything off the fastball that he flashed at Cedar Lake during the early years of the USA Nationals.

One of Moyer’s victories this season came at Cedar Lake, on June 18 in the first half of the ‘Masters’ weekend doubleheader that was part of the DIRTcar Racing Summer Nationals. That outing made him realize once again how much he likes the speedway.

“The racetrack has always been fun,” said Moyer, who owns 100-lap victories this season in the Dream XVI at Ohio’s Eldora Speedway (worth $100,000) and the WoO LMS ‘Illini 100’ at Farmer City (Ill.) Raceway ($20,000). “I think it’s sort of the right size for me. I just think a smaller place is a better show for the fans, and it’s been one of those places where you have to chase the racetrack around. I like that quality in a racetrack.”

Moyer towed his Victory Circle Chassis to last year’s USA Nationals but failed to qualify for the headliner after a B-Main scrape cost him too much valuable ground to make up. He felt he was more a victim of circumstance than performance, however, fueling his desire to return to the Upper Midwest in search of his first USA Nationals victory in 17 years.

“Do we have to run better last year? Yeah,” said Moyer, whose USA Nationals ledger shows only two top-five (second in 2005, fourth in 2008) and four top-10 finishes since his last triumph in the event. “But we were right there with the car last year. We had some crazy stuff happen trying to get in the race, but I think we could’ve raced OK once we got in the 100 lapper.”

Moyer is among a star-studded group of former USA Nationals winners expected to enter this year’s edition, joining Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, Tenn. (four-time victor and 2004 WoO LMS titlist), Jimmy Mars of Menomonie, Wis. (1996 and 2009), Brian Birkhofer of Muscatine, Iowa (2004 and 2007), WoO LMS regular Rick Eckert of York, Pa. (2002) and Dale McDowell of Chickamauga, Ga. (2005).

The field will also include such talents as former WoO LMS champions Josh Richards of Shinnston, W.Va., Tim McCreadie of Watertown, N.Y., Steve Francis of Ashland, Ky., and Darrell Lanigan of Union, Ky., and a host of other national, regional and local standouts.

Three nights of action will comprise the 23rd annual USA Nationals presented by United States Steel Corporation, beginning with a full DIRTcar Racing UMP-sanctioned program on Thurs., Aug. 5, topped by a 50-lap A-Main paying $5,000 to win. Time Trials, heat races and a dash for the USA Nationals are scheduled for Fri., Aug. 6, and B-Mains and the 100-lap finale are set for Sat., Aug. 7.

Cedar Lake’s weekly NASCAR Late Models will also contest full shows on both Friday and Saturday nights.

Hot laps are scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. and on-track action at 6:30 p.m. each day.

Cedar Lake officials will once again accent the racing with an exciting array of pre- and post-race entertainment, including a Saturday-morning golf scramble at the nearby Pine Meadows Golf Course; a Ladder Ball competition at 12 noon on Saturday; the popular Apple River Tubing expedition; a luncheon on Saturday afternoon that allows ‘FansFund’ contributors an opportunity to meet the drivers they helped bring to the USA Nationals; a driver autograph/meet-and-greet session prior to Saturday night’s first green flag; go-karts in the backstretch parking lot; and the ‘Party in the Pits’ under the Big White Tent following the Thursday and Friday programs.

Advanced tickets for the USA Nationals are available by calling 612-363-0479 or by visiting Regular camping is sold out, but additional spots have been added and can be purchased by calling the office number.

Fans who can’t make the trip to Cedar Lake can still catch all the action through a live pay-per-view broadcast of the event over the web produced by Log on to for details.

For more information on the WoO LMS, visit

The World of Outlaws Late Model Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Company), Armor All (Official Car Care Products), Hoosier Racing Tires (Official Racing Tires), STP (Official Fuel Treatment), SuperClean (Official Cleaner-Degreaser), VP Racing (Official Racing Fuel), (Hard Charger Award) and Chizmark Larson Insurance; in addition to contingency sponsors Eibach Springs, MSD Ignition, Ohlins Shocks, Pink Carburetors, Pro Power Engines, Quartermaster, Rocket Chassis, R2C Performance and Wrisco Aluminum.

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Lonnie Wheatley, BANKS, Ore. (July 14, 2010) – Kyle Hirst notched his first career American Sprint Car Series feature triumph by winning Wednesday night’s 30-lap ASCS Northwest Speedweek main event at Sunset Speedway.
After finishes of third and second in the initial two rounds of ASCS Northwest Speedweek, Hirst stepped to the top of the podium by becoming the third different winner in as many nights of Speedweek competition in Oregon.
The 22-year-old Lucas Oil ASCS presented by K&N Filters National Rookie of the Year contender hailing from Loomis, CA, took Wednesday night’s checkered flag aboard Gary Perkins’ Shark-powered GP Development No. 6 A.R.T. ahead of Henry Van Dam with Jason Solwold, Seth Bergman and Mitch Olson rounding out the top five.
Rookie shoe Trey Starks was sixth, with Roger Crockett, Jason Johnson, Jayme Barnes and Steven Tiner completing the top ten.
Van Dam, Hirst, Olson and Logan Forler topped heat race action for Wednesday night’s 30-car field, with Johnson and Jay Cole winning the “B” Mains.
The ASCS Northwest Speedweek concludes with the Fourth Annual Fred Brownfield Memorial at Elma, Washington’s Grays Harbor Raceway on Friday and Saturday as the ASCS Northwest forces tangle with the Lucas Oil ASCS presented by K&N Filters National contenders for the $10,092 winner’s share.
ASCS Northwest Results from Sunset Speedway:
Heat One:  1. 33v-Henry Van Dam, 2. 55-Trey Starks, 3. 23-Seth Bergman, 4. 0j-Jay Cole, 5. 26f-Shane Forte, 6. 12p-Randy Pierce, 7. 24-Theo McCarty, 8. 29-Travis Rilat.
Heat Two:  1. 6-Kyle Hirst, 2. 08-Steve Vague, 3. 39c-Jason Solwold, 4. 11-Roger Crockett, 5. 31-Colton Akerstrom, 6. 11w-Shane Broers, 7. 5d-Josh DeWitt, 8. 87a-Andrew Marshala.
Heat Three:  1. 98m-Mitch Olson, 2. 94-Steven Tiner, 3. 7n-Jayme Barnes, 4. 13-Chadd Noland, 5. 41-Jason Johnson, 6. 2m-Mike Melwicks, 7. 73-Danielle Huson.
Heat Four:  1. 2L-Logan Forler, 2. 10-Kyle Miller, 3. 22-Garen Linder, 4. 19-T.J. Hartman, 5. 27dd-David Hoiness, 6. 96-Mack Brown, 7. 21w-Vern Wheeler.
First “B” Feature:  1. 41-Jason Johnson, 2. 13-Chadd Noland, 3. 2m-Mike Melwicks, 4. 27dd-David Hoiness, 5. 21w-Vern Wheeler, 6. 12p-Randy Pierce, 7. 24-Theo McCarty, 8. 87a-Andrew Marshala.
Second “B” Feature:  1. 0j-Jay Cole, 2. 31-Colton Akerstrom, 3. 96-Mack Brown, 4. 73-Danielle Huson, 5. 26f-Shane Forte, 6. 11w-Shane Broers, 7. 5d-Josh DeWitt. DNS: 29-Travis Rilat.
"A" Feature (30 Laps):  1. 6-Kyle Hirst, 2. 33v-Henry Van Dam, 3. 39c-Jason Solwold, 4. 23-Seth Bergman, 5. 98m-Mitch Olson, 6. 55-Trey Starks, 7. 11-Roger Crockett, 8. 41-Jason Johnson, 9. 7n-Jayme Barnes, 10. 94-Steven Tiner, 11. 08-Steve Vague, 12. 19-T.J. Hartman, 13. 10-Kyle Miller, 14. 22-Garen Linder, 15. 2L-Logan Forler, 16. 2m-Mike Melwicks, 17. 13-Chadd Noland, 18. 96-Mack Brown, 19. 31-Colton Akerstrom, 20. 0j-Jay Cole.
ASCS Northwest Region Points (Top Ten):  1. Roger Crockett 1,116, 2. Jason Solwold 1,019, 3. Mitch Olson 994, 4. Seth Bergman 958, 5. Henry Van Dam 910, 6 Jayme Barnes 889, 7. Trey Starks 762, 8. Garen Linder 738, 9. T.J. Hartman 735, 10. Steven Tiner 640.

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Lima, OH-July 14, 2010- Growing up in Ohio, Dale Blaney looked up to Brad Doty as he had the chance to watch the Hall of Famer race numerous times over the years in their home state. While Blaney never got to race against him, he watched his brother compete against Doty and gained a great respect for the fellow Ohio native. Blaney, who has won some big races in his career, added another to that list on Wednesday night as he was victorious in The 22nd Annual Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic Presented by Racing Optics at Limaland Motorsports Park in front of the largest crowd in the track's storied history.

For Blaney, it was his second win in the Brad Doty Classic, though his first with the event being under the World of Outlaws sanction and first since the event was moved to Limaland Motorsports Park, where he has won a number of times in his career. The victory on Wednesday night was worth $10,000 to the native of Hartford, Ohio and was his fifth with the World of Outlaws.

"This is awesome," said Blaney. "I won this race a long, long time ago when it was an All Star race at Attica (Raceway Park). I've been in contention here a couple of times and ran a couple of times in the Top-10. I love this place when it gets like this, slick, with a little cushion, a little bottom and a little middle. I've made more laps than probably most everybody at this place, so that was crucial. This is a very special win."

Blaney started on the pole in the Ti-22 Performance Maxim after winning the dash and beat fellow front row starter Kraig Kinser into turn one at the drop of the green. He quickly began to pull away when the first caution of the night flew on the sixth lap. The veteran was out front for two cautions and one red flag, choosing the low side of the ¼-mile bullring each time on the double file restarts. On a lap-20 restart, Paul McMahan inched ahead of Blaney in turn one, though Blaney blasted back by him in turn two and was credited with officially leading that lap and all 40 circuits on the night.

"I was looking for some help on the last one, whether I should go to the top," explained the winner. "It made it easier when I saw (Jason) Sides beside me, because I didn't know who was there and it made it a little easier of a choice. I knew someone would throw one at me in turn one and I just tried to diamond off and get into (turn) two as quick as I could. As long as I left (turn) two in the lead, I felt pretty good."

Blaney looks to carry the momentum from his win in the Brad Doty Classic into this weekend's King Royal at Eldora Speedway, where he is a former winner of that famed event with the World of Outlaws. He has won a World of Outlaws event in each of the last two seasons in his home state of Ohio.

"This leads into a big, huge month and a half of awesome racing," shared Blaney. "It gives us a little momentum going into this weekend. I have always run well over there at Eldora (Speedway) and hopefully we can follow this up with a couple of good runs over there. If the car is as good over there as it was tonight, we'll be a player."

Steve Kinser got around Jason Sides on the last lap on Wednesday night to take the second position in the Bass Pro Shops Maxim, after the pair had a spirited battle. The 20-time series champion also challenged Paul McMahan for a number of laps earlier in the race for third. Kinser used the runner-up finish, which was his series-leading 34th Top-10 finish of the year to take over the lead in the World of Outlaws championship standings by four points over Joey Saldana, who finished 17th, as he chases his record 21st title.

"I stuck myself too much in the middle and kept thinking I was going to come in and work better than everybody else," noted Kinser. "Finally I climbed on the top when the (No) 91 showed it back to me, and started driving around those guys, but I would have had to have found it earlier. I should have gone up there and tried it earlier, that's my fault. I'm not going to complain, but I sure would have liked to have won it."

Jason Sides wound up third in the Wetherington Tractor Service Maxim to match his best career finish at Limaland Motorsports Park. He got around Kraig Kinser at the start to move into third and then battled Paul McMahan for a number of laps for second.

"I probably should have stayed in the middle line that I was running and I thought we found something on the bottom and could get to (Dale) Blaney there and I left the middle open for Steve (Kinser) and he came charging," said Sides. "To get beat by those two guys isn't too bad, but I wanted to win it starting up toward the front. Maybe next year."

After qualifying 32nd, Kinser found himself starting eighth in the fourth heat. He charged all the way to a second-place finish in that 10-lap contest to earn a spot in the dash, where he would finish seventh to pick up a fourth row starting spot in the feature. He got around Jessica Zemken on the second lap of the main event to move into sixth and then passed his son Kraig on the sixth circuit to move into the Top-Five. He then battled Danny Lasoski for fourth before working on McMahan and Sides.

"That definitely made a bunch of the night right there or I would have had to have started way at the back," he stated of the heat race finish. "That saved our night."

Sides did everything he could late in the race to try and track down Blaney. He was able to keep pace with him on a couple of restarts, but once the race got going again, Blaney would pull away each and every time, both in open track and in lapped traffic. The native of Bartlett, Tennessee opened the night by setting fast time for the fourth time this season.

"We got a little loose at the end and I was slipping and sliding coming off the corners with the wing all the way back," Sides said. "It just got a little too loose, but we'll take a third-place tonight."

Kraig Kinser ended up fourth in the Quaker State Maxim on Wednesday night, with Paul McMahan fifth in the Great Clips Maxim. Tim Kaeding was sixth in the DTR Transport KPC, while Sam Hafertepe Jr. was seventh in the G.H. Plumbing Maxim. Danny Lasoski came home eighth in the Casey's General Store JEI, with Greg Wilson ninth piloting the All Star Plumbing Maxim. Tim Shaffer rounded out the Top-10 aboard the Kistler Engines J&J.

The World of Outlaws return to action on Friday, July 16 with the Knight Before the Kings Royal at the famed Eldora Speedway.


•FAST QUALIFIER: Jason Sides paced the 47 cars that took time with an AMB i.t. timed lap around the semi-banked 1/4-mile oval at 11.008 seconds at 81.169 mph. For his qualifying effort, Sides earned five bonus points. The next four fastest qualifiers also earned bonus points, including: Tim Kaeding (4), Lee Jacobs (3), Lucas Wolfe (2) and Sam Hafertepe Jr. (1).

•LIMALAND MOTORSPORTS PAKR QUALIFYING WINNERS: Paul McMahan, Randy Hannagan, Dale Blaney and Danny Lasoski won heat races. Dale Blaney won the dash. Chad Kemenah won the Last Chance Showdown. Daryn Pittman won the C-Main

• FEATURE WINNERS: There have been 36 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series A-Feature events held in 2010. The winners include: Joey Saldana (Thunderbowl Raceway, Volunteer Speedway, I-55 Raceway, Eldora Speedway, Dodge City Raceway Park, River Cities Speedway, LaSalle Speedway and Beaver Dam Raceway), Jason Meyers (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Thunderbowl Raceway, Volunteer Speedway, Tri-State (Okla.) Speedway, Virginia Motor Speedway, I-96 Speedway and North Central Speedway), Steve Kinser (Volusia Speedway Park, Jackson Speedway, River Cities Speedway and Lakeside Speedway), Jason Sides (Houston Raceway Park , Tri-City Speedway and Missouri State Fair Speedway), Craig Dollansky (Lone Star Speedway and Cedar Lake Speedway), Jac Haudenschild (Paducah International Raceway and Knoxville Raceway), Donny Schatz (Volusia Speedway Park and The Dirt Track at Charlotte), Sammy Swindell (Dodge City Raceway and Huset's Speedway), Brooke Tatnell (Knoxville Raceway and Junction Motor Speedway), Dale Blaney (Limaland Motorsports Park), Chad Layton (Williams Grove Speedway), Paul McMahan (Eldora Speedway) and Fred Rahmer (Williams Grove Speedway).

•1/4-WINNERS: Limaland Motorsports Park is a semi-banked ¼-mile oval. The World of Outlaws have raced four times this season on a track that size. The winners include: Joey Saldana (River Cities Speedway and LaSalle Speedway), Dale Blaney (Limaland Motorsports Park), Steve Kinser (River Cities Speedway), and Jason Sides (Houston Raceway Park).

World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Limaland Motorsports Park; Lima, OH; July 14, 2010


1) 7S-Jason Sides 11.088

2) 83-Tim Kaeding 11.201

3) 24H-Lee Jacobs 11.213

4) 5W-Lucas Wolfe 11.217

5) 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr. 11.249

6) 83X-Tim Shaffer 11.277

7) 1-Sammy Swindell 11.300

R19-Jac Haudenschild 11.310

9) 91-Paul McMahan 11.337

10) 1X-Randy Hannagan 11.345

11) 2-Dale Blaney 11.349

12) 97-Dean Jacobs 11.376

13) 11K-Kraig Kinser 11.390

14) 2B-Ben Gregg 11.404

15) 14Z-Jessica Zemken 11.4

16 16) 6-Danny Lasoski 11.421

17) 63-Chad Kemenah 11.422

18) 4X-Toni Lutar 11.436

19) W20-Greg Wilson 11.514

20) 22-Brian Ellenberger 11.521

21) 9-Joey Saldana 11.527

22) 49-Brad Sweet 11.532

23) 93-Sheldon Haudenschild 11.545

24) 5-Byron Reed 11.553

25) 3-Kerry Madsen 11.559

26) O-Jonathan Allard 11.563

27) 312-Mike Linder 11.564

28) 8H-Brian Paulus 11.580

29) 94-Zach Zimmerly 11.622

30) 7-Craig Dollansky 11.624

31) 2X-Brian Smith 11.648

32) 11-Steve Kinser 11.650

33) 3C-Cale Conley 11.652

34) 13-Daryn Pittman 11.663

35) 20-Tony Stewart 11.673

36) 15-Donny Schatz 11.734

37) 11M-Brandon Martin 11.760

38) 14-Jason Meyers 11.761

39) 78-Todd Kane 11.772

40) 17-Tyler Walker 11.772

41) 27-Keith Bloom 11.956

42) 45-Rob Chaney 11.985

43) OX-Brandon Wimmer 11.994

44) 28-Shawn Valenti 12.151

45) 4-Trevor Green 12.234

46) 96AU-Bruce White 12.235

47) 39-Alec Martin 13.005

Heat 1 (10 Laps, top 5 finishers transferred to A-feature) - Starting Position

1) 91-Paul McMahan[2]

2) 11K-Kraig Kinser[1]

3) 9-Joey Saldana[6]

4) 7S-Jason Sides[4]

5) 3-Kerry Madsen[7]

6) 63-Chad Kemenah[5]

7) 94-Zach Zimmerly[8]

15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr.[3]

9) 4-Trevor Green[12]

10) 3C-Cale Conley[9]

11) 27-Keith Bloom[11]

12) 11M-Brandon Martin[10]

Heat 2 (10 Laps, top 5 finishers transferred to A-feature) - Starting Position

1) 1X-Randy Hannagan[2]

2) 83X-Tim Shaffer[3]

3) 14-Jason Meyers[10]

4) 83-Tim Kaeding[4]

5) O-Jonathan Allard[7]

6) 7-Craig Dollansky[8]

7) 13-Daryn Pittman[9]

4X-Toni Lutar[5]

9) 2B-Ben Gregg[1]

10) 96AU-Bruce White[12]

11) 49-Brad Sweet[6]

Heat 3 (10 Laps, top 5 finishers transferred to A-feature) - Starting Position

1) 2-Dale Blaney[2]

2) 14Z-Jessica Zemken[1]

3) 1-Sammy Swindell[3]

4) 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[6]

5) W20-Greg Wilson[5]

6) 20-Tony Stewart[9]

7) 312-Mike Linder[7]

OX-Brandon Wimmer[11]

9) 2X-Brian Smith[8]

10) 78-Todd Kane[10]

11) 39-Alec Martin[12]

12) 24H-Lee Jacobs[4]

Heat 4 (10 Laps, top 5 finishers transferred to A-feature) - Starting Position

1) 6-Danny Lasoski[1]

2) 11-Steve Kinser[8]

3) 5W-Lucas Wolfe[4]

4) R19-Jac Haudenschild[3]

5) 15-Donny Schatz[9]

6) 5-Byron Reed[6]

7) 22-Brian Ellenberger[5]

8H-Brian Paulus[7]

9) 17-Tyler Walker[10]

10) 97-Dean Jacobs[2]

11) 28-Shawn Valenti[11]

Dash (8 laps, finishing order determined first 10 starting positions of A-feature) - Starting Position

1) 2-Dale Blaney[3]

2) 11K-Kraig Kinser[2]

3) 91-Paul McMahan[5]

4) 7S-Jason Sides[8]

5) 6-Danny Lasoski[9]

6) 14Z-Jessica Zemken[1]

7) 11-Steve Kinser[10]

83-Tim Kaeding[7]

9) 1X-Randy Hannagan[4]

10) 83X-Tim Shaffer[6]

C-main (10 laps, top 2 finishers transferred to B-main) - Starting Position

1) 13-Daryn Pittman[2]

2) OX-Brandon Wimmer[8]

3) 20-Tony Stewart[3] [$125]

4) 4-Trevor Green[10] [$125]

5) 27-Keith Bloom[7] [$125]

6) 39-Alec Martin[12] [$100]

7) 96AU-Bruce White[11] [$100]

78-Todd Kane[5] [$100]

9) 3C-Cale Conley[1] [$100]

10) 11M-Brandon Martin[4] [$100]

11) 17-Tyler Walker[6] [$100]

12) 28-Shawn Valenti[9] [$100]

13) 45-Rob Chaney[13] [$100]

B-main (12 laps, top 4 finishers transferred to A-feature) - Starting Position

1) 63-Chad Kemenah[5]

2) 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr.[2]

3) 7-Craig Dollansky[13]

4) 24H-Lee Jacobs[1]

5) 4X-Toni Lutar[6] [$200]

6) 13-Daryn Pittman[15] [$180]

7) 22-Brian Ellenberger[7] [$175]

94-Zach Zimmerly[12] [$160]

9) 5-Byron Reed[9] [$150]

10) 312-Mike Linder[10] [$150]

11) 2B-Ben Gregg[4] [$150]

12) OX-Brandon Wimmer[16] [$150]

13) 2X-Brian Smith[14] [$150]

14) 49-Brad Sweet[8] [$150]

15) 97-Dean Jacobs[3] [$150]

16) 8H-Brian Paulus[11] [$150]

A-main (40 laps) - Starting Position

1) 2-Dale Blaney[1] [$10,000]

2) 11-Steve Kinser[7] [$5,500]

3) 7S-Jason Sides[4] [$3,200]

4) 11K-Kraig Kinser[2] [$2,800]

5) 91-Paul McMahan[3] [$2,500]

6) 83-Tim Kaeding[8] [$2,300]

7) 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr.[13] [$2,200]

6-Danny Lasoski[5] [$2,100]

9) W20-Greg Wilson[17] [$2,050]

10) 83X-Tim Shaffer[10] [$1,200]

11) 7-Craig Dollansky[22] [$1,500]

12) 14-Jason Meyers[24] [$1,200]

13) 1X-Randy Hannagan[9] [$1,100]

14) 1-Sammy Swindell[14] [$1,050]

15) 5W-Lucas Wolfe[12] [$1,000]

16) 14Z-Jessica Zemken[6] [$900]

17) 9-Joey Saldana[18] [$800]

18) R19-Jac Haudenschild[15] [$800]

19) 15-Donny Schatz[23] [$800]

20) 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[19] [$800]

21) 63-Chad Kemenah[16] [$800]

22) 3-Kerry Madsen[20] [$800]

23) 24H-Lee Jacobs[11] [$800]

24) 2B-Ben Gregg[25]

25) O-Jonathan Allard[21] [$800]

26) 22-Brian Ellenberger[26]

Note: Ben Gregg and Brian Ellenberger used World of Outlaws Provisionals to start the A-Feature.

Lap Leaders: Dale Blaney 1-40

KSE Hard Charger Award: Jason Meyers

Penske Power Position Award: Ben Gregg

World of Outlaws Championship Standings through July 14

Steve Kinser 5008
Joey Saldana 5004 -4
Jason Meyers 4966 -42
Donny Schatz 4821 -187
Jason Sides 4797 -211
Paul McMahan 4708 -300
Lucas Wolfe 4662 -346
Craig Dollansky 4570 -438
Jac Haudenschild 4536 -472
Kraig Kinser 4521 -485

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), Chizmark & Larson Insurance , Goodyear Tires (Official Tire), SuperClean (Official Cleaner-Degreaser), VP Racing (Official Racing Fuel); in addition to contingency sponsors, Jake's Custom Golf Carts, KSE Race Products, Penske Shocks , R2C Performance, Racing Electronics, S&S Volvo; Engine Builder's Challenge participants Don Ott Racing Engines, Kistler Engines, Shaver Specialties and Speedway Engines; and Chassis Builder's Challenge participants J&J Auto Racing, Maxim Racing and XXX Race Company.

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Kokomo, IN - July 14, 2010 - DIRTcar Late Model National points leader Rusty Schlenk took on the top three contenders in the DIRTcar Summer Nationals Hell Tour Wednesday night at Kokomo Speedway and showed why he's on top of the nationwide standings. Schlenk fought off an assault from Jason Feger, Dennis Erb Jr., and Shannon Babb to capture the 26th night of competition and earn the first victory of his career during the grueling month-long tour.

Schlenk, of Jackson, Mich., pocketed $5,000 for the victory and became the second driver in three nights to earn his first Summer Nationals victory after Ryan Unzicker won Monday night at Spoon River Speedway. He gained not only DIRTcar Summer Nationals points, but valuable points towards a potential National Late Model championship, as well. Feger, the current Summer Nationals points leader, is the defending national champion.

Defending Summer Nationals champion Erb finished second to regain ground on Feger in their battle for the Summer Nationals title.  Babb rallied from an early spin and finished third ahead of Feger and Steve Casebolt.

The championship is on the line with only two nights remaining. The Summer Nationals tour invades Attica Raceway Park on Friday, July 16, and then concludes Saturday at Oakshade Raceway in Wauseon, Ohio. In total the Hell Tour has traveled more than 4,700 miles in the course of 28 nights. The trip from Kokomo, Ind., to Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, will have drivers traveling over 210 miles east to the track which will serve as 27th race of the 2010 tour. The visit will mark the first time the Hell Tour will invade the 1/3 mile oval located on the Attica Fairgrounds.

A-Main 40-Laps: (1) Rusty Schlenk, (2) Dennis Erb Jr., (3) Shannon Babb, (4) Jason Feger, (5) Steve Casebolt, (6) Jack Sullivan, (7) Jason McBride, ( Tyler Reddick, (9) Ryan Unzicker, (10) Frank Heckenast Jr., (11) Brandon Sheppard, (12) Michael Chilton, (13) Ken Schrader, (14) Brandon Thirlby, (15) J.R. Hotovy, (16) Donny Walden, (17) Joe Janowski, (18) Craig Vosbergen, (19) Jeep Van Wormer, (20) Doug Drown, (21) Jim Moon.

C-Main: Joe Janowski, Frank Heckenast Jr., Brandon Sheppard, Brandon Thirlby, J.R. Hotovy, Jim Moon, Bryant Dickinson, Derek Cunningham, Chad Stapleton.

First heat: Jason Feger, Jack Sullivan, Dennis Erb Jr., Ryan Unzicker, Michael Chilton, Joe Janowski, Frank Heckenast Jr., Derek Cunningham, Jim Moon.

Second heat: Steve Casebolt, Tyler Reddick, Jeep Van Wormer, Ken Schrader, Donny Walden, Brandon Thirlby, J.R. Hotovy, Chad Stapleton, Brandon Sheppard.

Third heat: Rusty Schlenk, Shannon Babb, Jason McBride, Doug Drown, Craig Vosbergen, Bryant Dickinson, Rick Delong, Bill Lewis.

Time trials (unofficial)
First group
Jason Feger (25), Bloomington, Ill., 14.079
Jack Sullivan (1), Greenbrier, Ark., 14.268
Dennis Erb Jr. (28), Carpentersville, Ill., 14.464
Ryan Unzicker (24), El Paso, Ill., 14.612
Joe Janowski (6j), Columbus, Ind., 14.660
Frank Heckenast Jr. (99jr), Orland Park, Ill., 14.673
Michael Chilton (97), Harrodsburg, Ky., 14.831
Jim Moon (1m), Zionsville, Ind., 16.835
Derek Cunningham (11s), Upland, Ind., 17.938
Second group
Jeep Van Wormer (55), Pinconning, Mich., 14.055
Steve Casebolt (c9), Richmond, Ind., 14.439
Tyler Reddick (11r), Corning, Calif., 14.552
Ken Schrader (9), Concord, N.C., 15.006
Brandon Thirlby (m14), Traverse City, Mich., 15.152
Donny Walden (1w), Towanda, Ill., 15.222
J.R. Hotovy (13), Covert, Mich., 15.623
Chad Stapleton (32s), Edinburgh, Ind., 37.010
Brandon Sheppard (B5), New Berlin, Ill., no time
Third group
Rusty Schlenk (91), Jackson, Mich., 14.332
Jason McBride (77), Carbondale, Ill., 14.585
Doug Drown (12), Wooster, Ohio, 14.720
Rick Delong (3), Whitehouse, Ohio, 14.722
Bill Lewis (26), Pennville, Ind., 14.753
Shannon Babb (18), Moweaqua, Ill., 14.795
Craig Vosbergen (, Perth, Western Australia, 15.525
Bryant Dickinson (5*), Ionia, Mich., 16.219

2010 DIRTcar Summer Nationals 'The Hell Tour' Schedule

Date/ Track/Location/Winner/Car Count

06/16/10 - Brownstown Speedway - Brownstown, Ind. (Billy Moyer - 50)

06/17/10 - Kankakee County Speedway - Kankakee, Ill. (Billy Moyer - 47)

06/18/10 - Cedar Lake Speedway - Somerset, Wis. (Billy Moyer - 43)

06/19/10 - Cedar Lake Speedway - Somerset, Wis. (Brian Birkhofer - 44)

06/20/10 - Wilmot Speedway - Wilmot, Wis. (Rodney Melvin - 31)

06/21/10 - Vermillion County Speedway - Danville, Ill. (Jeep Van Wormer - 35)

06/22/10 - Highland Speedway - Highland, Ill. (Shannon Babb - 43)

06/23/10 - Belle Clair Speedway - Belleville, Ill. (Dennis Erb Jr. - 37)

06/24/10 - Shepps Speedway - Alexander, Ill. (Shannon Babb - 43)

06/25/10 - Farmer City Raceway - Farmer City, Ill. (Don O'Neal - 45)

06/26/10 - Clarksville Speedway - Clarksville, Tenn. (Jack Sullivan - 39)

06/27/10 - Tri-State Speedway - Haubstadt, Ind. (Don O'Neal - 28)

06/28/10 - Lincoln Park Speedway - Putnamville, Ind. (Don O'Neal - 27)

06/29/10 - I-96 Speedway - Lake Odessa, Mich. (Jeep Van Wormer - 45)

06/30/10 - Charleston Speedway - Charleston, Ill. (Brian Shirley - 26)

07/01/10 - Clay Hill Motorsports Park - Atwood, Tenn. (Billy Moyer - 33)

07/02/10 - Paducah International Raceway - Paducah, Ky (Billy Moyer - 43)

07/03/10 - I-55 Raceway - Pevely, Mo (Billy Moyer - 37)

07/04/10 - Lincoln Speedway - Lincoln, Ill. (RAIN)

07/06/10 - Fayette County Speedway - Brownstown, Ill. (Jeep Van Wormer - 32)

07/08/10 - Macon Speedway - Macon, Ill. (Dennis Erb Jr. - 34)

07/09/10 - Tri-City Speedway - Pontoon Beach, Ill. (Jason Feger - 39)

07/10/10 - Fairbury American Legion Speedway - Fairbury, Ill. (Shannon Babb - 41)

07/11/10 - Quincy Raceways - Quincy, Ill. (Jeep Van Wormer - 32)

07/12/10 - Spoon River Speedway - Canton, Ill. (Ryan Unzicker - 38)

07/13/10 - Peoria Speedway - Peoria, Ill. (Jack Sullivan - 44)

07/14/10 - Kokomo Speedway - Kokomo, Ind. (Rusty Schlenk - 26)

07/16/10 - Attica Raceway Park - Attica, Ohio

07/17/10 - Oakshade Raceway - Wauseon, Ohio

The DIRTcar Summer Nationals Hell Tour is brought to racing fans by many important sponsors and partners, including AFCO, ASI Racewear, Bill Pink Carburetors, Chizmark Larson Insurance, Dyers Rods, Eibach Springs, Fusion Graphics & Sign Company, Hoosier Racing Tire, Intercomp, Ohlins, Quarter Master, R2C Performance, Racing Electronics, Special Olympics, U Coat-It,  University of Northwestern Ohio, VP Racing Fuels,  Vicci, and Wrisco Aluminum.

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Started by RIS-John Motal - Last post by RIS-John Motal

Rossburg, Ohio--July 15, 2010- The history, aura and prestige of the Kings Royal at the legendary Eldora Speedway in Ohio is second to none and that tradition continues to grow each and every year. Another chapter will be added to the famed event this weekend as the World of Outlaws will take part in the storied classic with $50,000 awaiting the winner along with the crown, robe and scepter. The list of winners of the Kings Royal is a "Who's Who" of Sprint Car Racing, with five drivers that have won World of Outlaws titles winning the event, along with four Hall of Famers.

The Kings Royal weekend kicks off on Friday, July 16 with the Knight Before the Kings Royal, which is a full racing program, followed by the 27 th Annual Kings Royal on Saturday, with the cameras from SPEED capturing all of the action of the finale for broadcast on Saturday, August 7.

Steve Kinser, the 20-time World of Outlaws champion, who has won the Kings Royal a record six times, leads the series into Eldora Speedway after taking the lead in the championship standings on Wednesday night following a runner-up finish in the Brad Doty Classic at Limaland Motorsports Park. Kinser won the first Kings Royal in 1984 and followed that up with victories in the famed event in 1988, 1991, 1997, 2003 and 2005. The living legend is the only driver that has made the A-Feature at each and every one of the 26 previous Kings Royal events and has finished on the podium 15 times to lead all drivers in the event.

Donny Schatz, the four-time and defending World of Outlaws champion, is the reigning winner of the Kings Royal, scoring his second win in the crown jewel event last season. He wore the purple robe for the first time in 2007. The North Dakota native, who drives for Eldora Speedway owner Tony Stewart's team, has five career wins at the half-mile.

Joey Saldana, who leads the World of Outlaws with eight victorious this season including one earlier in the year at Eldora, is also a two-time winner of the Kings Royal. He sat on the throne in Victory Lane for the first time in 2002 and was victorious again in 2006. The second generation driver has seven overall wins with the World of Outlaws at Eldora in his career.

Jason Sides, who has won three times this season and is currently fifth in points, made history in 2004 winning the Kings Royal to score his first career World of Outlaws A-Feature win, making him the only driver in the history of the series to accomplish that feat. He won at Eldora last fall.

Sammy Swindell, who has won the Kings Royal three times will also be in action this weekend, along with Dave Blaney who has won the event twice and his brother Dale who was victorious in the 2000 Kings Royal.

The Buzz:

· A record number of former winners of the Kings Royal will be in action this weekend, with the addition of 1995 World of Outlaws champion Dave Blaney, bringing the number of drivers that have worn the crown and robe to nine. Steve Kinser, Sammy Swindell, Jac Haudenschild, Donny Schatz, Joey Saldana, Jason Sides, Daryn Pittman and Dale Blaney will also compete.

· A record number of past World of Outlaws champions will also be in action, with five drivers that won the series title will be competing, led by 20-time series champion Steve Kinser, four-time champion Donny Schatz, three-time titlist Sammy Swindell, along with Danny Lasoski and Dave Blaney.

· Steve Kinser carries plenty of momentum into the Kings Royal, having recently taken over the World of Outlaws point lead as he chases his record 21st title. He has been the most consistent driver this season scoring 34 Top-10 finishes in 36 races.

· Jac Haudenschild has won the Kings Royal three times in his career and has finished on the podium seven times in the event which is second only to Steve Kinser.

· Donny Schatz won his second Kings Royal last season at his car owner Tony Stewart's track. He has a couple of wins this season.

· Joey Saldana, who won earlier this season at Eldora, has won the Kings Royal twice in his career. The second generation driver leads the World of Outlaws with eight wins this season and is second in points, just four markers behind Kinser.

· Jason Sides was victorious in 2004 in the Kings Royal, which was his first career World of Outlaws A-Feature win, making him the only driver in history to accomplish that feat.

· Jason Meyers who has won seven times this year and is a former winner at Eldora with the World of Outlaws has finished second in the Kings Royal in two of the last three years as he looks to add his name to the illustrious list of winners of the event.

· Craig Dollansky has finished in the Top-10 in each of the last six main events of the Kings Royal that he has qualified for, with the most recent of those coming in 2007. He is a former winner at Eldora with the World of Outlaws and holds the track record which he set back in 2002.

· Brian Ellenberger, Ben Gregg and Toni Lutar will be looking to race their way into the main event of the Kings Royal for the first times in their respective careers this weekend.

By the Numbers: Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway

0.5- Miles around Eldora Speedway

1- Driver that has competed in each of the 26 previous Kings Royal event and qualified for the main event in each and every one- Steve Kinser

2- Drivers that have won with the World of Outlaws at Eldora Speedway this season- Joey Saldana & Paul McMahan; Wins in the Kings Royal for Joey Saldana and Donny Schatz

3- Wins for Jac Haudenschild in the Kings Royal

4- Points that separate leader Steve Kinser and Joey Saldana in the World of Outlaws championship standings entering this weekend

5- Races scheduled for the World of Outlaws at Eldora Speedway this season

6- Wins for Steve Kinser in the Kings Royal to lead all drivers

8 - Different states represented by past winners of the Kings Royal; Wins for Joey Saldana this season to lead the World of Outlaws

9- Past winners of the Kings Royal that will be in action this weekend; Wins for drivers from the state of Indiana in the Kings Royal to lead all states (Steve Kinser-6, Joey Saldana-2 and Mark Kinser-1)

10- Drivers competing full-time with the World of Outlaws this season that qualified for the main event of the Kings Royal last season

12.707 - Track record at Eldora Speedway established by Craig Dollansky in 2002

13- Drivers that have won A-Feature events with the World of Outlaws this season

14- Drivers that have won the Kings Royal; Drivers that have been quickest in time trials this season with the series

16 - Top-five finishes for Steve Kinser in his career at the Kings Royal to lead all drivers; Drivers currently competing full-time with the World of Outlaws

23- Top-Five finishes for Steve Kinser and Joey Saldana this season to lead all World of Outlaws drivers

26- Kings Royals that have been held dating back to 1984

34 - A-Feature wins with the World of Outlaws for Steve Kinser in his career at Eldora; Top-10 finishes for Steve Kinser this season to lead the series
36- A-Feature events contested by the World of Outlaws through July 14

38- Laps led by Donny Schatz en route to winning the Kings Royal last season

40- Laps in the A-Feature of the Kings Royal

47- Drivers that competed in the Kings Royal last year

57 - Total wins for Steve Kinser in his career at Eldora

63- Miles from Limaland Motorsports Park where the World of Outlaws race on July 14 to Eldora Speedway

147- Drivers that have qualified for at least one main event at the Kings Royal dating back to 1984

214- Laps led by Joey Saldana in feature events to lead the series

1978 - Year the World of Outlaws first competed at Eldora Speedway

1984- Year the first Kings Royal was contested

10,000- Dollars to win the Knight Before the Kings Royal on Friday, July 16

50,000- Dollars to win the Kings Royal on Saturday, July 17

160,400- Dollars earned by Joey Saldana through July 14 to lead the series


On Friday, July 16 at Eldora Speedway, tickets for those ages 16-over will be $25, with tickets for those ages 12-15 $12, with tickets for children 11-under $6. For ticket information visit or call (937) 338-3815.

On Saturday, July 17 at Eldora Speedway, tickets for those ages 16-over will be $32, with tickets for those ages 12-15 $20, with tickets for children 11-under $10. For ticket information visit or call (937) 338-3815.

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), Chizmark & Larson Insurance , Goodyear Tires (Official Tire), SuperClean (Official Cleaner-Degreaser), VP Racing (Official Racing Fuel); in addition to contingency sponsors, Jake's Custom Golf Carts, KSE Race Products, Penske Shocks , R2C Performance, Racing Electronics, S&S Volvo; Engine Builder's Challenge participants Don Ott Racing Engines, Kistler Engines, Shaver Specialties and Speedway Engines; and Chassis Builder's Challenge participants J&J Auto Racing, Maxim Racing and XXX Race Company.

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Started by RIS-Dean Patton - Last post by RIS-Dean Patton
MILLVILLE, Minn. (July 15) -- Following an impressive runner-up finish in this year's Supercross championship, superstar motorcycle rider Kevin Windham has been enjoying a relaxing summer at home with his wife Dottie and their four kids. That all changed a few weeks ago when Team Honda asked the 32-year-old legend to fill in for injured 450cc rider Davi Millsaps for the final six races of the Lucas Oil Motocross Championship.

Windham's much anticipated return to action begins in earnest this Saturday at the Spring Creek National in southern Minnesota when he rejoins GEICO Powersports Honda teammates Brett Metcalfe, Trey Canard, Justin Barcia, Blake Wharton, and Eli Tomac at the nationally televised (SPEED TV) event.

"It should be interesting," Windham said. "It's one of those deals where if we do well, it'll be very cool. We’ll have to see how it works out."

Although his off-season riding regimen has been limited to the track on his Centerville, Miss., property, Windham has remained in top physical shape as he trains for a late summer marathon.

"I've been running a lot but it's not like riding a motorcycle," he said. "I'll probably be behind the curve a bit compared to the guys that have run the whole outdoor season. I've put in a lot of time on my motorcycle in the last three weeks but it's obviously been awhile since I've raced anyone at this level of talent.

"I'm honored the Honda/Red Bull team called me and it's very cool that I'll be carrying my GEICO Powersports colors as well. Hopefully I can do everyone proud."

Windham rode two outdoor races last season on a 250cc Honda. His last full motocross campaign came in 2007.

His return should give a boost to Metcalfe, who is a lofty third in the 450cc rankings, just three points behind second-place Chad Reed. Metcalfe has been riding well in the first six races with a pair of holeshots and multiple laps led to his credit. Having an ally on the course can only help his efforts.

Leading the 250cc charge for the GEICO Powersports Honda team, Canard is coming off a big win in Buchanan, Mich., that vaulted him to fourth place in the 2010 rankings. Another big outing in Minnesota could lift the intense rider as high as second place overall.

Barcia, Tomac, and Wharton enter the weekend in sixth, seventh, and eighth place, respectively. After a slow start to the motocross season, Barcia has been shooting up the standings recently and has one moto win on his scorecard. Rookie Tomac is finding his professional stride and his 35 laps led is second only to points leader Christophe Pourcel. Wharton has shown extended periods of strong riding but has yet to put a perfect race together, yet he's always considered a top threat.

Motos in 450cc begin at 1 and 4 p.m., while the 250cc riders will begin their two motos at 2 and 5 p.m. SPEED TV is carrying the event.

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