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Velasquez wins DCRP as Bubak takes 2nd URSS Championship

You could not have scripted a more exciting race to end the 2014 United Rebel Sprint Series season as Liberal Kansas’ Taylor Velasquez came out on top of a stellar field of 34 cars Saturday night to win at Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kansas.

 Velasquez may have won the battle but it was Arvada Colorado’s Jake Bubak who won the war to claim his 2nd consecutive National Champion title.

Bubak became only the 2nd driver in URSS history to win 2 championships and the only driver to win 2 in a row.

Velasquez emerged from a multi-car battle in the non-stop 30-lap URSS season finale to take command on the 19th round then survived a last lap bid from Bubak to secure the win after the pair made contact in turn four with the checkered flag in sight.

“I’m not even sure how I got away from that, I just gassed it up and went!” Velasquez exclaimed in victory lane.

While Velasquez started the feature outside the fifth row, Barry Crane jumped out to the early lead from the pole position and paced the initial three rounds before Brian Herbert surged into the lead.

With Herbert leading the way ahead of Crane and Luke Cranston, Zach Blurton made his way past Scott Cochran for fourth on the third lap before taking third from Cranston on the tenth round.

On the move as the lead six cars battled through traffic, Blurton took second from Crane on the 12th lap before disposing of Herbert for the lead the next time around.

Sixth after ten laps and making a move past Cranston for fourth as Blurton took the lead, Velasquez was on the charge with Bubak following him through the pack.

Velasquez took third from Herbert on the 17th round before racing around Crane for second and then taking the lead with a daring pass between Blurton and the outer retaining wall exiting turn four on the 19th lap.

Velasquez briefly distanced himself from the wild scramble over the ensuing laps with Bubak up to second by the 21st round.  A ten car-length lead with five laps to go began to dwindle, with Bubak taking advantage of traffic to nibble away at the lead.

Bubak reached Velasquez’ tailtank as the white flag flew and slid into the lead entering turn three.  Velasquez battled back with the pair slapping Hoosiers exiting turn four and somehow keeping forward momentum with Velasquez by little more than a half car-length at the line.

Blurton, last year’s Inaugural Soderberg Memorial winner, claimed the show position behind Velasquez and Bubak with Cranston and Crane rounding out the top five.  Josh Fairbank advanced from “B” Main action to finish sixth with Herbert, Zac Taylor, 15th-starter Jed Werner and Kris Moore completing the top ten.

Blurton, Taylor, Steven Richardson and Bubak topped URSS heat race action with Fairbank and Jordan Randles winning the “B” Mains.  Brandon Sprott’s night came to an early end when he tagged the wall and flipped in turn four in the night’s third heat race with Ty Williams falling victim to the wall in the same place several laps later.

"A" Feature (30 Laps):  1. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 2. 9x-Jake Bubak, 3. 2j-Zach Blurton, 4. 20-Luke Cranston, 5. 30c-Barry Crane, 6. 51-Josh Fairbank, 7. 97-Brian Herbert, 8. 86-Zac Taylor, 9. 50-Jed Werner, 10. 49-Kris Moore, 11. 33-Koby Walters, 12. 16-Scott Cochran, 13. 007-Jordan Randles, 14. 88j-Jeremy Huish, 15. 6-Mark Walinder, 16. 11-Keefe Hemel, 17. 27a-Mike Hathaway, 18. 11k-Tyler Knight, 19. 0-Steven Richardson, 20. 007k-Jared Kern.

Lap Leaders:  Barry Crane 1-3, Brian Herbert 4-12, Zach Blurton 13-18, Taylor Velasquez 19-30.

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MACH1 $10,000 TO WIN NATIONAL OPEN FALLS TO AARON OTT SATURDAY NIGHT AT SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY

Aaron Ott of East Berlin, PA caught Justin Barger on lap thirty-one then led the final four laps to pocket the $10,000 first place prize for winning the 35 lap MACH 1 360 Sprint Nationals Saturday night at the Selinsgrove Speedway.   For Ott, this marked his third Rislone URC Sprint feature win of the season and his fifth career victory.  Ott was thrilled in victory lane for this, the biggest win of his career.   “I was gonna win even if I had to stuff it in the fence, fortunately, I didn’t have to do that”, said Ott who was elated as the camera’s were flashing.

Thirty-four cars took part in timed warm-ups to determined the starting line-up for the heat race events.  Jason Shultz set fast time, turning the half-mile with a time of 17.444 or 109.296 mph.  Each driver would complete in two rounds of heat race events.   The first four heats were won by Jason Shultz, Mark Smith, Chuck Hebing and Cody Keller.   The heat races finishes were then inverted and the second round of heats were won by Ryan Kissinger, Shannon Fisher, Justin Barger and Troy Betts.  The “B”  main victory went to Matt Horst.

In the thirty-five lap MACH 1 National Open, pole sitter Davie Franek of Wantage, NJ was the man to beat, immediately taking command of the lead position.   Justin Barger and Chuck Hebing were in a wild battle for second with Aaron Ott and Mark Smith just off the pace.

On lap nine, the red flag was displayed for Parker Evans to flipped in turn four.    When green flag racing resumed, Franek remained the pace setter followed by Barger with Aaron Ott now in third,  with Hebing and Smith in the top five.

The red flag was displayed again, this time on lap sixteen when Chuck Hebing flipped with Cody Keller making contact and flipping as well in turn three.   Both drivers walked away uninjured.

As the field lined-up for the restart, race leader Davie Franek developed mechanical problems and gave up the lead, retiring to the pits.   At this point, Justin Barger became the new race leader and brought the field down to restart the feature event.   At the halfway point, Barger, Ott, Smith, Jason Shultz and TJ Stutts made-up the top five.  

On lap twenty-five, TJ Stutts moved into third as Ott closed in on Barger.   As the field passed the flag stand on lap twenty-nine, Ott pulled along-side of Barger to challenge for the lead and at the same time, the  yellow was displayed on lap twenty-nine for Shannon Fisher stopped in turn four.

The restart saw Barger, Ott, Shultz, Smith and Stutts take the green flag and Ott immediately went after the leader.  Barger held on to the top spot until lap thirty-one when Ott took the top spot.     Ott quickly established a comfortable lead and went on to claim the victory with Barger delivering a very respectable second followed by Jason Shultz, TJ Stutts and Mark Smith.

FEATURE FINISH 35 Laps  $10,000 To Win MACH 1 360 NATIONALS:  Aaron Ott, Justin Barger, Jason Shultz, TJ Stutts, Mark Smith, Robbie Stillwaggon, Curt Michael, Steve Collins, Derek Locke, Josh Weller, Ed Aikin, Mike Walter II, Mike Walter, Chris Arnold, Dane Lorenc, Matt Horst, Jordan Thomas, Shannon Fisher, Ryan Kissinger, Davie Franek, Chuck Hebing, Cody Keller, Kyle Reinhardt, Parker Evans, Troy Betts, Brock Zearfoss.  

DNQ   Chad Layton, Andy Best, Jim Shuster, Kody Lehman, Randy West, Colby Womer, Mallie Shuster, Larry Kelleher

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URC ANNOUNCES  2014 INDUCTEES  TO HALL OF FAME

In 2010, URC introduced the Hall of Fame to honor and identify key contributors that brought success and prestige to the nation’s oldest traveling sprint car series.  Since the beginning of the URC Hall of Fame, there have been twenty inductees.   The Hall of Fame inductees  may include drivers,  car owners, sponsors, media members, officials, promoters, mechanics,, officers and race fans.

The United Racing Company proudly announces the  2014 URC Hall of Fame inductees.   The list includes Clay Parks of Bars Products Corporation,  URC driver Leroy Felty, prominent car owner Don Kerr, Delaware International Speedway Promoter Charlie Cathell and legendary car owner John Wergland.

Clay Parks
Clay Parks is an executive of the Bars Products Corporation, a trusted and very valued member of the Bars Family, who overseen the company’s 20-year Tour sponsorship with the URC. Clay is more than a face associated with a sponsor; Clay is a true friend of URC. Clay always ensured URC had the tools needed to meet their sponsorship requirements, and always went the extra mile for URC, despite being busy traveling worldwide for Bars Leaks/Rislone. Clay even flew out from Michigan to pay respect to URC’s fallen hero, Kramer Williamson. It is his good nature, professionalism, and friendship that earned Clay Parks a spot in the URC Hall of Fame.

Leroy Felty
No driver was more charismatic in the 1970’s on the United Racing Club trail than Leroy Felty. But his charm was coupled with a fierce driving style that made him one of the top sprint car drivers of his era. Leroy won his first URC title in 1971 over such names as Buck Buckley and Harry Benjamin with 15 wins to his credit that season. He was a bridesmaid to Harry Benjamin in the 1972 URC point chase with 3 wins, but rebounded in 1973 to win his second championship over Carl Bergkvist. Felty won 7 times in 1973 and continued his winning ways into the late 1970’s. URC is honored to induct Leroy Felty into the URC Hall of Fame.

Don Kerr
If ever there was a car owner for the ages, it would certainly have been Don Kerr . Kerr entered the URC scene without much attention until he hired a modified driver with a long list of credentials…enter Glenn Fitzcharles. Kerr’s cars were always immaculately prepared and rarely suffered any mechanical problems. Kerr would dominate in 1987 and many subsequent seasons with 21 incredible wins in the 1987 season alone…yes, 21 wins in a season! Kerr was a quiet man, and a man who would help any of his fellow competitors in the pits and loved racing with URC. In 1988, he garnered 12 wins with Fitzcharles at the helm, and continued his winning ways until his retirement. Kerr won 4 straight URC car owner championships. It is Kerr’s high standards of performance above and beyond the norm that earns him a coveted spot in the URC Hall of Fame.

Charlie Cathell
Throughout our 67 year history, URC has raced for many promoters. Charlie Cathell has hosted more URC events than any other promoter in URC history. Charlie has always provided racers with a great racing surface for decades. Charlie and his family have put their heart and soul into their speedway and take great pride in providing their racers with a first class facility. Charlie has hosted as many as 10 URC events in a single season. Charlie continues to be a supporter and friend of URC. Charlie’s unparalleled support of URC has earned him a place in the URC Hall of Fame.

John Wergland
John Wergland has a very storied history with URC that spanned over 3 decades. John started his racing career at age 15 when he joined the crew of the legendary Pappy Hough team. He became a URC car owner in 1960 and over a 25 year period fielded some of the biggest names in sprint car racing. Amongst his drivers were Mario Andretti, Red Riegel, Al Unser, Bobby Marvin, Johnny Rutherford, and Carl Bergkvist to name a few. John has 19 career URC wins to his credit with many different drivers. The Wergland Chevy was a threat at each and every event they attended. URC is proud to induct John Wergland to the URC Hall of Fame.

Previous URC Hall of Fame Inductees include:  

2013 Midge Miller

2012 George Nesler, Greg Coverdale, Lou Johnson, Fred Kennedy, Albert “Chubby” Ciarrocchi, Joe Fiori Sr

2011 Dave Kelly, Bert  Brooks, Buck Buckley, Louis Kunz, Frank “Scats” Anfuso, Buzz Rose

2010 Glenn Fitzcharles, Bill Bauer,  Earl Halaquist, Harry Johnson, Mike Magill, Bob Mermuys, Kramer Williamson

Visit the URC Hall of Fame on the website at www.urcsprints.com

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URSS to Close Season at DCRP This Saturday

The United Rebel Sprint Series will put an end to their 2014 season this Saturday night at Dodge City Raceway Park during the Jerry Soderburg Memorial in Dodge City KS. The final race paying $1000 to the winner will attract a great field of cars as it is the final night for points in the Kansas and Colorado Regions and will also determine the National Championship.

Leading the Rebels into the final night will be Jake Bubak who only has to start his heat to wrap up his second consecutive National Championship. The battle for the runner up position will be hotly contested as Great Bends Zach Blurton leads Liberal’s Steven Richardson by a mere 8 points going into the final night. Rookies Jeremy Huish and Jed Werner are a mere 20 points apart in forth and fifth and also vying for the National Roookie of the Year award.

As this is also a Colorado regional points race a strong contingent of Colorado cars are planning on making the trip. Rookie Joey Schmidt has a strong lead coming into the final night with Mike Taylor and Luke Lucero only two points apart for second. Kevin Schramek will also make the tow only 10 points behind in forth and two points ahead of Coby Pearce.

In the previous three races at the beautiful 3/8 mile high banked track, there have been three different winners with Zac Taylor picking up the opening night, Jake Bubak claiming the Steve King Memorial and Jared Kern picking up his only win of the season in the last outing in July.

Look for this to be one of the best races this year as a great field of cars is expected and valuable points are on the line

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Change Of Plans- Civil War To Invade Petaluma Speedway On Saturday Night

Aptos, CA)- With just two races left on the 2014 schedule, the stars and cars of the California Sprint Car Civil War Series Presented By Flowmaster will invade the Petaluma Speedway on Saturday night, as area fires forced a cancelation at the Placerville Speedway.

“I really want to thank Rick Faeth and his staff for making this happen in such a timely manner,” Series Promoter, John Prentice said. “We had a rain out at the speedway earlier this year, and then we had a great show there in July, so we are all happy this worked out. With the severity of the fire near Placerville, we send all of our thoughts and prayers to the residents and the safety workers, and hope they can get that contained ASAP.”

During the most recent Civil War event at the Petaluma Speedway, Chico, CA driver, Mason Moore, put together a very strong performance as he earned the win that ultimately locked him into the Johnny Key Classic. During our most recent event, which took place at the Silver Dollar Speedway, Moore looked to be well on his way to a victory, until Matt Peterson made a late race pass to earn his first career Civil War victory, and first ever victory to boot.

For nearly the entire season, Fremont, CA wheelman, Shane Golobic, has led the Civil War Point Standings, and he will look to add on to his very consistent campaign, and add to his lead, and he looks to capture his first career series championship. Over the course of his career, Golobic has done very well at the Petaluma Speedway, and would like nothing more than to add another win to his resume, as he looks to pad his point lead.

2013 series champion, Sean Becker, sits in the second spot, and is looking for a monster night on the notorious red clay, as he sits 93 markers behind Golobic. In what has been an up and down season for Becker and his Main Motorsports team, ‘The Shark’ will look for some late season heroics at the Petaluma Speedway, as he did just one year ago on his way to the title.

For the second Civil War Series Presented By Flowmaster race-in-a-row, Justin Sanders enters the event fresh off of a win. Picking up his fifth win at the Placerville Speedway last Saturday night, Sanders comes into Saturday night’s event sitting third in the series standings, just 15 markers behind second place, Sean Becker, and 108 behind Shane Golobic.

Andy Forsberg has had what many would call an ‘off’ year, and as he sits fourth in the standings, will set his sights on becoming the series’ first repeat winner of 2014. After dominating the May 31st race at the Placerville speedway, Forsberg has been very strong with the series in it’s last few events, and will look to cash in again, and score another win with his F&F Racing team.

The series’ most recent winner, Matt Peterson rounds out the top five heading into the 10th round of 2014. Peterson has had great runs with the Civil War Series as of late, as he picked up a third place finish in Petaluma, CA back in July, was running third with three laps to go at the Johnny Key Classic until a flat tire derailed him, and picked up a very impressive win in Chico, CA two weeks ago. With the series back at Petaluma, Peterson will look to build on momentum he has built at the track over his last few visits.

Though he has had a tough string of luck with the series as of late, Herman Klein enters this weekend’s event as the newly crowned Petaluma Speedway Track Champion. Klein was very strong in the feature event back in July, and will surely be hungry to do well for the Petaluma crowd as he goes after his first Civil War win of the season.

The 2014 California Sprint Car Civil War Series presented By Flowmaster has been a very competitive series in 2014. Through nine events, the series has seen nine different winner, and Saturday night’s event is shaping up to be another star studded field. Mixing the always exciting Placerville Speedway with the stars and cars of the Civil War Series is always a must see.

As always, please note that things will get off to an earlier start at the Petaluma Speedway with the gates opening at 4pm, and cars scheduled to be on the track by 430pm.

Aside from the drivers mentioned above, we are expecting drivers like Alissa Geving, Koen Shaw, Mason Moore, Justyn Cox, Carl Droivold, Jimmy Trulli, Andy Gregg, Clayton Snow, Kyle Hirst, Colby Copeland, Bradley Terrell, and many more to be in action.

ON TAP: The action packed Civil War Series Presented By Flowmaster will be back in action for stop No. 10 of the season on Saturday, September 20th,

WINNERS: Winners in the 2014 California Sprint Car Civil War Series Presented By Flowmaster… Andy Gregg- 1 (Marysville Raceway Park on March 15th), DJ Netto-1 (Marysville Raceway Park on May 24th), Shane Golobic-1 (Silver Dollar Speedway on May 25th),  Andy Forsberg- 1 (Placerville Speedway on May 31st), Mason Moore (Petaluma Speedway on July 5th), Brad Furr (Ocean Speedway on July 11th), Greg DeCaires (Placerville Speedway on August 9th), Rico Abreu (Ocean Speedway on August 23rd), Matt Peterson (Silver Dollar Speedway on September 3rd)

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with the Civil War Series Presented By Flowmaster, and find complete results and point standings by clicking over to www.racepmg.com,   ‘Liking’ www.facebook.com/civilwarsprints, or following us on twitter at www.twitter.com/civilwarsprints.  
CIVIL WAR SERIES PRESENTED BY FLOWMASTER- Founded in 1991 as the North-South Series, the Civil War Sprint Car Series was born in 1993 giving 360 Sprint Cars in California a sanctioning body. What started as just a handful of races at three different tracks has evolved into quite the series. In 2014, the Civil War Sprint Car Series will host 14 events at 8 different tracks around California.

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ZEMKEN & WINGER TAKE WINS AT THE ARROW EXPRESS CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS

by Tommy Goudge (September 13, 2014) –
Jessica Zemken of Sprakers, New York became the first woman to win the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals A-Feature in the 10th annual edition of Ohsweken Speedway’s signature event on Saturday night. Zemken took the lead on lap 13 of the 35 lap race and held off 2009 CSCN winner Wayne Johnson to earn the $12,000 prize.

The race began with Jared Horstman and Dustin Daggett on the front row. Daggett took the lead, while Shane Stewart moved up to challenge, and the two traded slide jobs several times before making contact on lap 7 and allowed Stewart to take the lead. Horstman joined the fray along with 14th starter Jessica Zemken just as a yellow flag came out for a spin by Randy Hannagan in turn 3. Just one more lap was completed before Horstman slipped off the end of the track in turn 3 and hit an embankment. Horstman went to the work area during the caution period, but his crew decided the car was too heavily damaged to continue.

Daggett and Zemken went to work on Stewart when the green flag flew again. Daggett was alongside Stewart for the lead several times, while Zemken used the extreme low side of the track to move into 2nd on lap 12, and past Stewart on the next circuit. Another yellow flag flew on lap 14 for Paige Polyak facing the wrong way in turn 3, while Kyle Patrick got off track at the same time. 12th starter Bryan Howland was up to 6th at that point, while 24th starter Robbie Stillwaggon had advanced to 7th, with 17th starter Mark Smith right behind him.

Zemken pulled away when the race restarted, while Stewart and Daggett continued to race for the 2nd spot, and 10th starter Johnson raced with Howland for 4th. Zemken began to work through traffic, with Stewart and Johnson giving chase. Johnson drove around Stewart to take the 2nd spot on lap 22, while a caution flag came out on lap 23 for a spin by Dave Axton. Zemken restarted with the lead and 3 lapped cars between herself and Johnson, followed by Stewart, Howland, Daggett, Joe Trenca, Smith, 21st starter Steve Poirier, Stillwaggon, and Chuck Hebing.

Zemken opened a lead when the green flag came back out, while Johnson and Stewart worked to get past the lapped cars. Johnson used the high groove to start making gains on Zemken, who was sticking to the low side of the track, but the race was stopped with 9 laps left when Jordan Thomas crashed hard on the front stretch. Thomas eventually climbed from his heavily-damaged car under his own power. Crews were allowed to refuel cars during the red flag, but Mark Smith's crew entered the track surface before they were permitted, resulting in the 6th place driver being sent to the back of the field.

The top five of Zemken, Johnson, Stewart, Howland, and Daggett restarted without any lapped cars between them, while Poirier inherited the 6th spot with one lapped car between himself and Daggett. Zemken's restart was strong, and she opened a lead before Johnson begin to reel her back in. Daggett and Howland raced with Stewart for the 3rd spot, with Daggett eventually prevailing, while Poirier took 5th from Stewart. Johnson continued to close the gap on Zemken despite having no brakes, but was held up briefly by a lapped car with less than 2 laps to go. Zemken held on to take the win, followed by Johnson, Daggett, Howland, Poirier, Stewart, Hebing, Trenca, Polyak, and Jared Zimbardi.

68 drivers from 2 Canadian provinces and 8 American states attempted to qualify for the 2014 edition of the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on Saturday night. 16 drivers competed in the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals for the first time, with Paige Polyak the highest finishing first-time competitor. Chuck Hebing ran the fastest time overall in group time trials to collect the Fastest Qualifier Award, while Mitch Brown claimed the Fastest Canadian Qualifier award. Jeff Cook and his crew were given Corr/Pak Merchandising “Bill Peer Memorial” Best Appearing Car Award honours, while Steve Poirier claimed the Top Canadian A-Feature Finisher award, and Mitch Brown won the Brighton Speedway Highest Finishing SOS Driver award.

360 SPRINT CARS (68 entries)
A-FEATURE (35 laps)
Position. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 1z Jessica Zemken (14)
2. 77x Wayne Johnson (10)
3. 2m Dustin Daggett (2)
4. 51h Bryan Howland (12)
5. 28fm Steve Poirier (21)
6. 3g Shane Stewart (4)
7. 45 Chuck Hebing (13)
8. 45t Joe Trenca (7)
9. 19p Paige Polyak (15)
10. 35 Jared Zimbardi (11)
11. 87 Jason Barney (25)
12. 89 Robbie Stillwaggon (24)
13. 10 Mitch Brown (9)
14. 13 Dylan Swiernik (23)
15. 36 Mike Stelter (20)
16. 49d Shawn Dancer (30)
DNF. 67 Steve Collins (19)
18. 77 Dain Naida (29)
19. 0 Glenn Styres (16)
20. 14h Jim Huppunen (28)
21. 33k Kyle Patrick (3)
22. 2 Dave Axton (18)
DNF. 55 Mark Smith (17)
DNF. 10c Jeff Cook (26)
DNF. 79 Jordan Thomas (22)
DNF. 123 Yan Bilodeau (5)
DNF. 17h Hud Horton (27)
DNF. 22h Randy Hannagan (6)
DNF. 17 Jared Horstman (1)
DNF. 16 Ryan Ruhl (8)
No Time
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Dustin Daggett (1-5), Shane Stewart (6-12), Jessica Zemken (13-35)

TIME TRIAL GROUP #1 (4 laps - Top 4 inverted into heat race starting positions)
Rank. Number Name (Hometown) Best Lap (Overall Rank)
1. 67 Steve Collins (Belfast, NY) 14.235 (7), 2. 35 Jared Zimbardi (Bradford, PA) 14.244 (9), 3. 55 Mark Smith (Sunbury, PA) 14.335 (16), 4. 3g Shane Stewart (Pittsboro, IN) 14.452 (23), 5. 17h Hud Horton (Germantown, OH) 14.546 (28), 6. 5d Dave Dykstra (Port Colborne, ON) 14.668 (34), 7. 48j Darryl Ruggles (Canadaigua, NY) 14.972 (48), 8. 21 Don Adamczyk (Williamsville, NY) 15.057 (51), 9. CJ Jones (Cortland, OH) 15.133 (52), 10. 15 Mike Ferrell (London, ON) 15.391 (60), 11. 5m Brad Malloy (Fort Erie, ON) 15.705 (63), 12. 19k Paul Kinney (Canastota, NY) No Time (68)

TIME TRIAL GROUP #2 (4 laps - Top 4 inverted into heat race starting positions)
Rank. Number Name (Hometown) Best Lap (Overall Rank)
1. 16 Ryan Ruhl (Coldwater, MI) 14.191 (2), 2. 1z Jessica Zemken (Sprakers, NY) 14.258 (11), 3. 33k Kyle Patrick (Kingsville, ON) 14.295 (13), 4. 14h Jim Huppunen (Welland, ON) 14.506 (24), 5. 79 Jordan Thomas (Harding, PA) 14.524 (25), 6. 10j Jeremy Hughes (Burlington, ON) 14.585 (31), 7. 10k Rob Dietrick (Farmington, NY) 14.799 (40), 8. 5 Keith Dempster (Alton, ON) 14.856 (43), 9. 3r Shane Ross (Thedford, ON) 14.887 (44), 10. 51 Lee Ladouceur (Alexandria, ON) 14.931 (46), 11. 81 Derek Jonathan (Lewiston, NY) 15.352 (57), 12. 27 Brad Lamberson (Parma, MI) No Time (67)

TIME TRIAL GROUP #3 (4 laps - Top 4 inverted into heat race starting positions)
Rank. Number Name (Hometown) Best Lap (Overall Rank)
1. 22h Randy Hannagan (Pittsboro, IN) 14.229 (6), 2. 19p Paige Polyak (Tiffin, OH) 14.303 (14), 3. 49 Todd Hoddick (Cheektowaga, NY) 14.350 (17), 4. 51h Bryan Howland (Union Springs, NY) 14.391 (19), 5. 87 Jason Barney (Brewerton, NY) 14.425 (21), 6. 6m Max Stambaugh (Elida, OH) 14.442 (22), 7. 25p Michael Parent (Granby, QC) 14.575 (29), 8. 13 Dylan Swiernik (Port Leyden, NY) 14.851 (42), 9. 87r Ryan Linder (Phoenix, AZ) 14.930 (45), 10. 75 Tommy Wickham (Constantia, NY) 14.995 (50), 11. 01 Kyle Fraser (Arnprior, ON) 15.343 (55)

TIME TRIAL GROUP #4 (4 laps - Top 4 inverted into heat race starting positions)
Rank. Number Name (Hometown) Best Lap (Overall Rank)
1. 123 Yan Bilodeau (Victoriaville, QC) 14.417 (20), 2. 422 Etienne Girard (Saint-Germain, QC) 14.541 (26), 3. 11r Chase Ridenour (Perry, MI) 14.583 (30), 4. 2 Dave Axton (Port Byron, NY) 14.733 (36), 5. 36 Mike Stelter (Webster, NY) 14.837 (41), 6. 45t Joe Trenca (Clay, NY) 14.936 (47), 7. 5c Conor Mahoney (Waterdown, ON) 15.172 (53), 8. 6 Curtis Gartly (Thamesford, ON) 15.199 (54), 9. 22 Jim Porter (Grand Island, NY) 15.489 (61), 10. 15aw April Wilson (Joyceville, ON) 15.659 (62), 11. 43 Scott Sherk (Port Colborne, ON) 16.268 (65)

TIME TRIAL GROUP #5 (4 laps - Top 4 inverted into heat race starting positions)
Rank. Number Name (Hometown) Best Lap (Overall Rank)
1. 10 Mitch Brown (Brantford, ON) 14.201 (4), 2. 17 Jared Horstman (Cloverdale, OH) 14.239 (8), 3. 0 Glenn Styres (Ohsweken, ON) 14.254 (10), 4. 27h Tom Huppunen (Welland, ON) 14.388 (18), 5. 00 Dane Lorenc (Depew, NY) 14.544 (27), 6. 10c Jeff Cook (Antwerp, NY)  14.620 (33), 7. 42w Rick Wilson (Joyceville, ON) 14.982 (49), 8. 21j John Burbridge, Jr. (St. Williams, ON) 15.345 (56), 9. 94z Stan Zanchin (Fort Erie, ON) 15.366 (58), 10. 10b Scott Kreutter (Cowlesville, NY) 15.370 (59), 11. 70 Jim Lingar (South Bend, IN) 16.388 (66)

TIME TRIAL GROUP #6 (4 laps - Top 4 inverted into heat race starting positions)
Rank. Number Name (Hometown) Best Lap (Overall Rank)
1. 45 Chuck Hebing (Ontario, NY) 14.158 (1), 2. 77x Wayne Johnson (Knoxville, IA) 14.194 (3), 3. 89 Robbie Stillwaggon (Burlington, NJ) 14.215 (5), 4. 2m Dustin Daggett (Grand Ledge, MI) 14.268 (12), 5. 28fm Steve Poirier (Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, QC) 14.314 (15), 6. 19 Cory Turner (Caistor Centre, ON) 14.604 (32), 7. 49d Shawn Dancer (Delphos, OH) 14.702 (35), 8. 11 Jamie Turner (Caistor Centre, ON) 14.735 (37), 9. 77 Dain Naida (Tecumseh, MI) 14.743  (38), 10. 8b Alain Bergeron (Saint-Pie, QC) 14.757 (39), 11. 25g Tyler Graves (Little Genesee, NY) 16.247 (64)

HEAT RACE #1 (10 laps - Top 3 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. Number Name
1. 3g Shane Stewart, 2. 35 Jared Zimbardi, 3. 55 Mark Smith, 4. 67 Steve Collins, 5. 5d Dave Dykstra, 6. 17h Hud Horton, 7. 48j Darryl Ruggles, 8. 5m Brad Malloy, 9. 19k Paul Kinney, 10. 10jr CJ Jones, DNF. 15 Mike Ferrell, DNS. 21 Don Adamczyk. No Time

HEAT RACE #2 (10 laps - Top 3 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. Number Name
1. 33k Kyle Patrick, 2. 16 Ryan Ruhl, 3. 1z Jessica Zemken, 4. 79 Jordan Thomas, 5. 14h Jim Huppunen, 6. 3r Shane Ross, 7. 10j Jeremy Hughes, 8. 5 Keith Dempster, 9. 51 Lee Ladouceur, 10. 81 Derek Jonathan, 11. 27 Brad Lamberson, 12. 10k Rob Dietrick. Time - 2:29.637

HEAT RACE #3 (10 laps - Top 3 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. Number Name
1. 22h Randy Hannagan, 2. 51h Bryan Howland, 3. 19p Paige Polyak, 4. 6m Max Stambaugh, 5. 13 Dylan Swiernik, 6. 87 Jason Barney, 7. 25 Michael Parent, 8. 87r Ryan Linder, 9. 75 Tommy Wickham, 10. 01 Kyle Fraser, DNF. 49 Todd Hoddick. No Time

HEAT RACE #4 (10 laps - Top 3 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. Number Name
1. 123 Yan Bilodeau, 2. 45t Joe Trenca, 3. 2 Dave Axton, 4. 36 Mike Stelter, 5. 422 Etienne Girard, 6. 11r Chase Ridenour, 7. 5c Conor Mahoney, 8. 15aw April Wilson, 9. 6 Curtis Gartly, 10. 43 Scott Sherk, 11. 22 Jim Porter. Time - 2:32.185

HEAT RACE #5 (10 laps - Top 3 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. Number Name
1. 17 Jared Horstman, 2. 10 Mitch Brown, 3. 0 Glenn Styres, 4. 10c Jeff Cook, 5. 27h Tom Huppunen, 6. 00 Dane Lorenc, 7. 21j John Burbridge, Jr., 8. 94z Stan Zanchin, 9. 42w Rick Wilson, 10. 10b Scott Kreutter, 11. 70 Jim Lingar. Time - 2:28.305

HEAT RACE #6 (10 laps - Top 3 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. Number Name
1. 2m Dustin Daggett, 2. 77x Wayne Johnson, 3. 45 Chuck Hebing, 4. 89 Robbie Stillwaggon, 5. 28fm Steve Poirier, 6. 77 Dain Naida, 7. 8b Alain Bergeron, 8. 19 Cory Turner, 9. 49d Shawn Dancer, 10. 11 Jamie Turner, DNF. 25g Tyler Graves. Time - 2:28.599

B-FEATURE #1 (12 laps - Top 2 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. Number Name
1. 67 Steve Collins, 2. 79 Jordan Thomas, 3. 14h Jim Huppunen, 4. 48j Darryl Ruggles, 5. 17h Hud Horton, 6. 5d Dave Dykstra, 7. 3r Shane Ross, 8. 10j Jeremy Hughes, 9. 5 Keith Dempster, 10. 81 Derek Jonathan, 11. 5m Brad Malloy, 12. 51 Lee Ladouceur, 13. 10k Rob Dietrick, 14. 10jr CJ Jones, DNS. 19k Paul Kinney, DNS. 15 Mike Ferrell, DNS. 27 Brad Lamberson, DNS. 21 Don Adamczyk. Time - 2:59.646

B-FEATURE #2 (12 laps - Top 2 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. Number Name
1. 36 Mike Stelter, 2. 13 Dylan Swiernik, 3. 25 Michael Parent, 4. 87 Jason Barney, 5. 6m Max Stambaugh, 6. 87r Ryan Linder, 7. 422 Etienne Girard, 8. 5c Conor Mahoney, 9. 6 Curtis Gartly, 10. 11r Chase Ridenour, 11. 01 Kyle Fraser, 12. 15aw April Wilson, 13. 43 Scott Sherk, 14. 22 Jim Porter, DNF. 75 Tommy Wickham, DNS. 49 Todd Hoddick. Time - 3:05.964

B-FEATURE #3 (12 laps - Top 2 transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. Number Name
1. 28fm Steve Poirier, 2. 89 Robbie Stillwaggon, 3. 10c Jeff Cook, 4. 8b Alain Bergeron, 5. 19 Cory Turner, 6. 49d Shawn Dancer, 7. 77 Dain Naida, 8. 11 Jamie Turner, 9. 00 Dane Lorenc, 10. 94z Stan Zanchin, 11. 42w Rick Wilson, 12. 10b Scott Kreutter, 13. 27h Tom Huppunen, 14. 25g Tyler Graves, 15. 70 Jim Lingar, DNF. 21j John Burbridge, Jr. No Time

DASH (4 laps – Determined top 6 A-Feature starting positions)
Finish. Number Name
1. 17 Jared Horstman, 2. 2m Dustin Daggett, 3. 33k Kyle Patrick, 4. 3g Shane Stewart, 5. 123 Yan Bilodeau, 6. 22h Randy Hannagan. Time - 59.757

LITTLE FEATURE (15 laps - Top  transferred to A-Feature)
Finish. Number Name
1. 87 Jason Barney, 2. 10c Jeff Cook, 3. 17h Hud Horton, 4. 14h Jim Huppunen, 5. 77 Dain Naida, 6. 49d Shawn Dancer, 7. 6m Max Stambaugh, 8. 10j Jeremy Hughes, 9. 3r Shane Ross, 10. 19 Cory Turner, 11. 8b Alain Bergeron, 12. 5d Dave Dykstra, DNF. 25 Michael Parent, DNF. 87r Ryan Linder, DNF. 422 Etienne Girard. No Time

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HANNAGAN WINS NIGHT BEFORE THE NATIONALS

by Tommy Goudge (September 12, 2014) – 107 drivers signed in to race in the Burger Barn Night Before the Nationals at Ohsweken Speedway on Friday night. Randy Hannagan, Jared Horstman, Kyle Patrick, Mitch Brown, Ryan Hunsinger, and Karl Sault visited Mobil 1 Victory Lane.

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY RACE REPORT - FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2014
OHSWEKEN, ONTARIO, CANADA
BURGER BARN "NIGHT BEFORE THE NATIONALS"
TOTAL ENTRIES - 107

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360 SPRINT CARS (56 entries)

A-FEATURE #1 (15 laps)
Position. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 22h Randy Hannagan (1)
2. 2m Dustin Daggett (8)
3. 8b Alain Bergeron (2)
4. 17h Hud Horton (3)
5. 87 Jason Barney (12)
6. 87r Ryan Linder (6)
7. 14h Jim Huppunen (10)
8. 51h Bryan Howland (11)
9. 5d Dave Dykstra (7)
10. 123 Yan Bilodeau (13)
DNF. 5m Brad Malloy (4)
DNF. 42w Rick Wilson (15)
DNF. 33k Kyle Patrick (14)
DNF. 28fm Steve Poirier (5)
DNS. 01 Kyle Fraser (9)
No Time
A-Feature #1 Lap Leaders – Randy Hannagan (1-15)

A-FEATURE #2 (15 laps)
Position. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 17 Jared Horstman (3)
2. 6m Max Stambaugh (5)
3. 3g Shane Stewart (4)
4. 19p Paige Polyak (6)
5. 79 Jordan Thomas (12)
6. 16 Ryan Ruhl (7)
7. 77x Wayne Johnson (9)
8. 1z Jessica Zemken (14)
9. 422 Etienne Girard (13)
10. 00 Dane Lorenc (11)
11. 67 Steve Collins (10)
12. 75 Tommy Wickham (15)
13. 13 Dylan Swiernik (8)
DNF. 10 Mitch Brown (2)
DNS. 55 Mark Smith (1)
No Time
A-Feature #2 Lap Leaders – Jared Horstman (1-15)

DAVE MCLEOD MEMORIAL SHOOTOUT (12 laps)
Position. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 33k Kyle Patrick (2)
2. 0 Glenn Styres (1)
3. 16 Ryan Ruhl (4)
4. 8b Alain Bergeron (6)
5. 28fm Steve Poirier (8)
6. 17 Jared Horstman (10)
7. 87 Jason Barney (5)
8. 6m Max Stambaugh (7)
9. 2m Dustin Daggett (11)
10. 422 Etienne Girard (3)
11. 10 Mitch Brown (9)
DNS. 49 Todd Hoddick (12)
Time - 2:17.007 NEW TRACK RECORD

KEVIN WARD, JR. YOUNG STARS CHALLENGE (13 laps)
Position. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 10 Mitch Brown (2)
2. 19p Paige Polyak (4)
3. 79 Jordan Thomas (6)
4. 00 Dane Lorenc (5)
5. 13 Dylan Swiernik (3)
6. 11r Chase Ridenour (10)
7. 6m Max Stambaugh (11)
8. 5c Conor Mahoney (8)
9. 123 Yan Bilodeau (9)
10. 422 Etienne Girard (13)
11. 27 Brad Lamberson (1)
DNF. 25g Tyler Graves(7)
DNF. 01 Kyle Fraser (12)
No Time

HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps - Top 5 transferred to A-Feature #1)
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 17h Hud Horton (Germantown, OH), 2. 5m Brad Malloy (Fort Erie), 3. 5d Dave Dykstra (Port Colborne), 4. 14h Jim Huppunen (Welland), 5. 123 Yan Bilodeau (Victoriaville, QC), 6. 89 Robbie Stillwaggon (Burlington, NJ), 7. 77 Dain Naida (Tecumseh, MI), 8. 25 Michael Parent (Granby, QC), 9. 70 Jim Lingar (South Bend, IN), 10. 11 Jamie Turner (Caistor Centre). Time - 1:52.144

HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps - Top 5 transferred to A-Feature #2)
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 10 Mitch Brown (Brantford), 2. 6m Max Stambaugh (Elida, OH), 3. 16 Ryan Ruhl (Coldwater, MI), 4. 67 Steve Collins (Belfast, NY), 5. 422 Etienne Girard (Saint-Germain, QC), 6. 19 Cory Turner (Caistor Centre), 7. 27 Brad Lamberson (Parma, MI), 8. 15aw April Wilson (Joyceville), 9. 15 Mike Ferrell (London), DNS. 7k Kyle Pitts (Mulberry, FL). Time - 1:50.529

HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps - Top 5 transferred to A-Feature #1)
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 28fm Steve Poirier (Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, QC), 2. 8b Alain Bergeron (Saint-Pie, QC), 3. 2m Dustin Daggett (Grand Ledge, MI), 4. 51h Bryan Howland (Union Springs, NY), 5. 33k 33k Kyle Patrick (Kingsville), 6. 5 Keith Dempster (Alton), 7. 49d Shawn Dancer (Delphos, OH), 8. 51 Lee Ladouceur (Alexandria), DNF. 10jr CJ Jones (Cortland, OH). No Time

HEAT RACE #4 (8 laps - Top 5 transferred to A-Feature #2)
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 3g Shane Stewart (Pittsboro, IN), 2. 19p Paige Polyak (Tiffin, OH), 3. 13 Dylan Swiernik (Port Leyden, NY), 4. 00 Dane Lorenc (Depew, NY), 5. 1z Jessica Zemken (Sprakers, NY), 6. 36 Mike Stelter (Webster, NY), 7. 71s Shawn Sliter (Port Colborne), 8. 25g Tyler Graves (Little Genesee, NY), DNF. 21j John Burbridge, Jr. (St. Williams). Time - 1:51.221

HEAT RACE #5 (8 laps - Top 5 transferred to A-Feature #1)
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 22h Randy Hannagan (Pittsboro, IN), 2. 87r Ryan Linder (Phoenix, AZ), 3. 01 Kyle Fraser (Arnprior), 4. 87 Jason Barney (Brewerton, NY), 5. 42w Rick Wilson (Joyceville), 6. 10b Scott Kreutter (Cowlesville, NY), 7. 22 Jim Porter (Grand Island, NY), 8. 94z Stan Zanchin (Fort Erie), 9. 43 Scott Sherk (Port Colborne). Time - 1:51.818

HEAT RACE #6 (8 laps - Top 5 transferred to A-Feature #2)
Finish. Number Name (Hometown)
1. 55 Mark Smith (Sunbury, PA), 2. 17 Jared Horstman (Cloverdale, OH), 3. 77x Wayne Johnson (Welland), 4. 79 Jordan Thomas (Harding, PA), 5. 75 Tommy Wickham (Constantia, NY), 6. 0 Glenn Styres (Ohsweken), 7. 11r Chase Ridenour (Perry, MI), 8. 5c Conor Mahoney (Waterdown), DNS. 49 Todd Hoddick (Cheektowaga, NY). Time - 1:51.256

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STRICKLAND'S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS (13 entries)

A-FEATURE (20 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 77x Ryan Hunsinger (9)
2. 47x Dylan Westbrook (6)
3. 55 Mike Thorne (2)
4. 68 Aaron Turkey (1)
5. 1-10 Jake Brown (12)
6. 77 Alex Hill (8)
7. 18 Josh Shantz (3)
8. 12 Brad Herron (10)
9. 00 Mark Czuba (13)
10. 18x Davey Boughton (5)
DNF. 54 Ed Green (4)
DNF. 5d Bryon Dykstra (11)
DNF. 43k Kyle Durnin (7)
No Time

A-Feature Lap Leaders - Aaron Turkey (1-4), Mike Thorne (5), Ryan Hunsinger (6-20)

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URSS Head to Big ½ mile in Norton
 
The United Rebel Sprint Series (URSS) will head this Saturday night to the big famed ½ mile at Elmwood Park Speedway in Norton Ks. This will be the second and final visit to the fairgrounds track this year for the Rebels.

Colorado’s Jake Bubak dominated the field at the previous visit as he overtook Brian Herbert on the tenth lap and cruised to a commanding victory.

With only two races remaining on the URSS schedule this season, Bubak has a sizeable lead for the Kansas Championship with Steven Richardson and Zach Blurton fighting for the runner up position with only 20 points separating the two.

The Kansas Rookie of the year battle is still deadlocked with both Jeremy Huish and Jed Werner tied for 4th in points for the Kansas region.

Many drivers are still looking for their first win of the season as past Champions Brian Herbert and Raymond Seemann will be looking for their first win of the season. Herbert appeared to have won the opening race in Dodge City this season but was light at the scales after the race.

Races start at 7pm.

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10TH ANNUAL CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS THIS WEEKEND!

Ohsweken, Ontario – September 10, 2014 – The 10th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend at Ohsweken Speedway is finally here, and anticipation is high for the track’s signature event.

The Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend will kick off with a Test & Tune session on Thursday, September 11, while racing will commence Friday, September 12 with the “Night Before the Nationals” presented by Burger Barn, and the 10th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals presented by Arrow Express on Saturday, September 13.

The Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on Saturday, September 13 will include group Time Trials, 6 Heat Races, 3 B-Feature races, a Dash race for the Heat Race winners to determine the top 6 starting positions in the A-Feature, the 15 lap “Little Feature”, and the 35 lap A-Feature which will pay the winner $12,000 from the lucrative purse for the 360 Sprint Cars. The Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks will run a full program on Saturday night, including a 25 lap $500-to-win A-Feature. Hot laps will begin at 6:00pm on Saturday, September 13, with Time Trials scheduled for 6:30pm, and racing set to begin at 7:30pm.

The Night Before the Nationals on Friday, September 12 will include the Kevin Ward, Jr. Young Stars Challenge, the Dave McLeod Memorial Shootout, and Twin 15 lap features for 360 Sprint Cars, plus a 20 lap $450-to-win A-Feature for the Strickland's GMC Crate Sprint Cars, and a 20 lap $500-to-win A-Feature for the HRW Automotive Mini Stocks featuring guest driver Bryan Bauemler of HGTV. The winners of Friday's Twin 15 lap 360 Sprint features will be guaranteed starting spots in the $12,000-to-win A-Feature on Saturday night. Hot laps will begin at 6:50pm on Friday, September 12, with racing set to begin at 7:30pm.

The Dave McLeod Memorial Shootout features drivers who have qualified from the Empire Super Sprints, Patriot Sprint Tour, and Southern Ontario Sprints challenge events held at Ohsweken in 2014, the Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Car feature from August 29, plus top drivers in the championship points standings from Sprints on Dirt and the National Racing Alliance.

The Kevin Ward Jr. “Young Stars Challenge” presented by TJSlideways.com will honour Kevin Ward, Jr., who passed away following a tragic accident in the Empire Super Sprints event held at Canandaigua Motorsports Park on Saturday, August 9. Despite his young age, Kevin had already competed in 4 editions of the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals, including a top 10 finish in 2011. The youngest drivers signed in for competition on the Night Before the Nationals will make up the 13 car starting field.

Pit gates will open at 5:00pm for Test & Tune on Thursday, September 11, with hot laps beginning at 7:30pm. All Ohsweken Speedway racing divisions are welcome to participate.

SEPTEMBER 5 TICKET STUBS/WRISTBANDS
The September 5 Season Championship event is considered official according to the Ohsweken Speedway rain out policy, as at least 7 races were completed. September 5 Pit pass wristband holders can redeem those passes for a $10 discount on Test & Tune night coming up on Thursday, September 11, or a $5 discount on the Night Before the Nationals on Friday, September 12. Grandstand ticket stub holders can redeem their stubs for a $5 discount on the Night Before the Nationals. Those who pre-purchased Night Before the Nationals tickets also in attendance last Friday will receive a complimentary beverage by presenting their September 5 stubs and September 12 tickets to Vera Styres at the front gate.

AFFILIATE SANCTIONS
Official affiliate sanctions for the 2014 edition of the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals include Ohsweken’s weekly Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Car division, along with the Southern Ontario Sprints (SOS) tour, the Michigan-based Sprints On Dirt (SOD) series, the Ohio-based National Racing Alliance (NRA), and the New York-based Empire Super Sprints (ESS) series, and Patriot Sprint Tour (PST).

CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS PRE-ENTRIES
The deadline for competitors to register and pay the discounted ($50) entry fee for the 10th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals was August 31, 2014. Entries are now $100, and can be filed by contacting Mary Wilkinson, Director of Customer Relations, by phone at 519 717-0023, or e-mail at mary@ohswekenspeedway.com. Click on the "Competitors Info" link on www.OhswekenSpeedway.com to print the entry form, view the rules, format, and more.

CSCN HISTORY
The Canadian Sprint Car Nationals has been the annual season-closing event at Ohsweken Speedway since 2005, and brings together drivers and teams from several affiliated sanctioning organizations in the area, plus teams and drivers from all over North America. The event has drawn an average of 70 entries for the 9 previous editions, with a total of 208 different drivers from 15 American states, 5 Canadian provinces, Australia, and New Zealand taking part.

Kenny Jacobs of Holmesville, Ohio won the first Canadian Sprint Car Nationals feature in 2005, followed by Steve Poirier from Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, Quebec in 2006 and 2007, Mustang, Oklahoma’s Wayne Johnson in 2008, Shane Stewart of Bixby, Oklahoma in 2009 and 2010, and Sam Hafertepe, Jr. from Sunnyvale, Texas in 2011, while Poirier became the first 3-time winner in 2012, and Stewart also became a 3-time winner in 2013.

46 drivers have already filed entries for the 2014 edition of the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals, including former CSCN winners Shane Stewart, and Steve Poirier. The entry list is expected to reach as many as 70 or more by the time hot laps start on Saturday, September 13, with former CSCN winner Wayne Johnson among those not officially entered yet but intending to compete.

CSCN TICKET PRICES:
Burger Barn Night Before The Nationals - Friday, September 12, 2014
Adult (18-65)/Youth(13-17)/Senior (65+) General Admission - $12.00
Kids (12 & Under) General Admission - Free

10th Annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals - Saturday, September 13, 2014
Adult (18-65)/Youth(13-17)/Senior (65+)Reserved (top 6 rows, all of Section F & G) - $40.00
Adult (18-65)/Youth(13-17)/Senior (65+) General Admission - $25.00
Kids (12 & Under) Reserved (top 6 rows, all of Section F & G) - $ 5.00
Kids (12 & Under) General Admission - Free

2014 CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS –
46 REGISTERED ENTRIES AS OF SEPTEMBER 9, 2014
(Saturday, September 13, 2014 – 35 laps – $12,000-to-win)
Number Name (City, Province/State, Country)
0 Glenn Styres (Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada)
00 Dane Lorenc (Depew, New York, USA)
2m Dustin Daggett (Grand Ledge, Michigan, USA)
3g Shane Stewart (Pittsboro, Indiana, USA)
3r Shane Ross (Thedford, Ontario, Canada)
5 Keith Dempster (Alton, Ontario, Canada)
5c Conor Mahoney (Hamilton, Ontario, Canada)
6 Curtis Gartly (Thamesford, Ontario, Canada)
6m Max Stambaugh (Elida, Ohio, USA)
7k Kyle Pitts (Mulberry, Florida, USA)
10 Mitch Brown (Brantford, Ontario, Canada)
10b Scott Kreutter (Cowlesville, New York, USA)
10c Jeff Cook (Antwerp, New York, USA)
10j Jeremy Hughes (Burlington, Ontario, Canada)
10jr CJ Jones (Cortland, Ohio, USA)
10k Robert Dietrick (Farmington, New York, USA)
11 Jamie Turner (Caistor Centre, Ontario, Canada)
11r Chase Ridenour (Perry, Michigan, USA)
14h Jim Huppunen (Welland, Ontario, Canada)
15 Mike Ferrell (London, Ontario, Canada)
16 Ryan Ruhl (Coldwater, Michigan, USA)
17 Jared Horstman (Cloverdale, Ohio, USA)
19 Cory Turner (Caistor Centre, Ontario, Canada)
19k Paul Kinney (Canastota, New York, USA)
20k Thomas Kennedy (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)
21j John Burbridge, Jr. (St. Williams, Ontario, Canada)
21k Lou Kennedy, Jr. (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)
27 Brad Lamberson (Parma, Michigan, USA)
28fm Steve Poirier (Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, Quebec, Canada)
33k Kyle Patrick (Kingsville, Ontario, Canada)
35 Jared Zimbardi (Bradford, Pennsylvania, USA)
36 Mike Stelter (Webster, New York, USA)
43 Scott Sherk (Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada)
45 Chuck Hebing (Ontario, New York, USA)
49 Todd Hoddick (Cheektowaga, New York, USA)
51 Lee Ladouceur (Alexandria, Ontario, Canada)
51h Bryan Howland (Union Springs, New York, USA)
67 Steve Collins (Belfast, New York, USA)
70 Jim Lingar (South Bend, Indiana, USA)
77 Dain Naida (Tecumseh, Michigan, USA)
84 Tyler Rand (Acton, Ontario, Canada)
87 Jason Barney (Brewerton, New York, USA)
87r Ryan Linder (Phoenix, Arizona, USA)
94z Stan Zanchin (Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada)
98 Joe Trenca (Clay, New York, USA)
123 Yan Bilodeau (Victoriaville, Quebec, Canada)

2014 DAVE MCLEOD MEMORIAL SHOOTOUT QUALIFIERS
(Friday, September 12, 2014 – 10 laps – $400-to-win)
Affiliate Sanction – Driver Name
Patriot Sprint Tour – Jared Zimbardi
Patriot Sprint Tour – Jason Barney
Southern Ontario Sprints – Mitch Brown
Southern Ontario Sprints – Glenn Styres
Empire Super Sprints – Steve Poirier
Empire Super Sprints – Jeff Cook
National Racing Alliance – JR Stewart
National Racing Alliance – Max Stambaugh
Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars – Kyle Patrick
Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars – Todd Hoddick
Sprints on Dirt – Ryan Ruhl
Sprints on Dirt – Dustin Daggett

PAST CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS A-FEATURE WINNERS
2005 - Kenny Jacobs
2006 - Steve Poirier
2007 - Steve Poirier
2008 - Wayne Johnson
2009 - Shane Stewart
2010 - Shane Stewart
2011 - Sam Hafertepe, Jr.
2012 - Steve Poirier
2013 - Shane Stewart

PAST “OHSWEKEN SHOOTOUT” WINNERS
2005 - Nick Mulheim
2006 - Dustin Daggett
2007 - Rick Wilson
2008 - Steve Poirier
2009 - Steve Poirier
2010 - Jessica Zemken
2011 - Jamie Collard
2012 - Chuck Hebing
2013 - Jim Huppunen

PAST “DAVE MCLEOD MEMORIAL MR. SPRINT CAR CHALLENGE” WINNERS
2007 - J.R. Stewart
2008 - Steve Poirier
2009 - Steve Poirier
2010 - Jessica Zemken
2011 - Wayne Johnson
2012 - Randy Hannagan
2013 - Alain Bergeron

PAST “NIGHT BEFORE THE NATIONALS” FEATURE WINNERS
2005 - Adam West
2006 - Kyle Patrick & Justin Barger
2007 - Rained Out
2008 - Jason Barney & Dustin Daggett
2009 - Brian McDonald & Shane Stewart
2010 - Glenn Styres & Dustin Daggett
2011 - Shane Stewart & Dustin Daggett
2012 - Rained Out
2013 - Randy Hannagan & Bryan Howland

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OCRS Announces Schedule Changes
John Lemon
OCRS Public Relations

Tulsa Oklahoma (September 10. 2014) – Adjustments have been made to the season ending schedule of the Oil Capital Racing Series. Two events have been cancelled and will not be rescheduled. Likewise, an event has been added to complete the 2014 OCRS racing season.  

The South Coffeyville Speedway event scheduled for Friday September 26th and the West Siloam Speedway event for Sunday October 5th are the two programs that have been removed from the schedule.

Additionally, the Osage Casino Caney Valley Speedway in Caney Kansas and OCRS has joined forces in adding Saturday October 4th to the OCRS schedule. This special event will be held in conjunction with late models on the card. The battle between Danny Smith and Andrew Deal for the Harold Leep Championship Trophy will come to a head in this season finale. At press time, these two drivers are just 7-points apart in the chase for the title.  

The next event for the OCRS sprinters is this Saturday at the Oklahoma Sports Park in Ada Oklahoma in what will be the 8th Annual Oklahoma State Championship event where Norman’s Danny Jennings is the defending OSC champion.

After the Oklahoma State Championship event, OCRS will then head to the Outlaw Motorsports Park in Oktaha, OK on Saturday September 27th for their second stop in 2014 at the 3/8-mile track. This will be the first sprint car race at OMP under new promoter Chris Smith who was tabbed by new track owner Jessie Hoskins to head up this great facility. Hoskins recently acquired OMP from Carey and Nicole Menasco earlier this month.  

Mark these changes on your calendar and come witness some of the best sprint car racing in the region today. Its going to be a 3-event party to crown a champion so come join us before these ultra quick speed rockets are laid to rest for the winter!

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Ryan Bowers Finishes UMSS Season With Richert Memorial Win At CLS
(Jerry Richert, Jr. Earns Third UMSS Championship)
New Richmond, WI
By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director (9-6-14)
 
A person could not ask for a much better set of circumstances to close out the 2014 UMSS season.  With fantastic weather, a large field of cars, a large crowd and being part of the 14th Annual Jerry Richert, Sr. Memorial at the Cedar Lake Speedway, the Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series saw the battle for the point championship come down to the final night.  For Ryan Bowers of Ham Lake, the final UMSS show of the season saw the young driver in his rookie season behind the wheel of a winged sprint car end up in Anderson's Pure Maple Syrup Victory Lane for the third time in 2014.  Bowers passed Richert on lap 24 of the 25 lap feature to win the UMSS portion of this prestigious event, but it was Richert coming out on top of the season point standings for his third UMSS Championship title.
 
A field of 23 UMSS winged sprints and 36 IRA Outlaw sprints were signed into the pits making for a tremendous evening of sprint car racing at the legendary western Wisconsin high-banked 3/8 mile dirt oval.  The UMSS ran their regular race program with two rounds of qualifying consisting of heats and challenge races.  Racing in just his fourth winged sprint car show, Jeff "Racedoc" Pellersels won the first heat while Jared Goerges and rookie driver Jamey Ogston won the other heats.  Richert and Davey Heskin, one of two drivers doing double duty on this night, picked up Challenge race victories.  Bowers was high point driver after the two rounds and pulled the "8" pill for the feature race invert.  Both the seventh and eighth place cars in passing and finishing points, Brooke Tatnell and Tony Norem, however were scratches for the feature race due to engine failures in their challenge races.  This meant the invert would be six cars.  Chad Patterson with mechanical issues and Troy Manteufel, who flipped in hot laps, also would not make the call to start the feature.
 
Pellersels led the first two laps before Ogston slipped by.  The first of two cautions blinked on with three laps scored when Tony Kaus looped his car in turn 4.  Richert worked his way past Ogston on the restart, but Ogston stayed close and contended for the top spot for several laps.  Bowers was on the move forward and up to third in a couple of laps following the restart.  The final yellow waved with 11 laps in the books for a spin in turn 4 by Bob McVitty.  This set the stage for a 14 lap green flag run to the checkers.  Under this caution, Pellersels dropped out with a flat tire while running sixth.
 
Richert, Ogston and Bowers remained the top three cars until lap 18 when Bowers got by Ogston for second in traffic.  Richert had now opened up a bit of lead, but Bowers began reeling him in.  With a huge contingency of Richert fans and family on hand hoping for a Richert victory, Bowers caught him with three laps to go.  Coming off turn two on lap 24, Bowers made the winning pass.  As the checkers waved a lap and a half later, Bowers closed out his impressive season with his third win in just his 22nd career start in a sprint car.  Richert, who is still looking for his first win in this event, finished second.  For the third time this season, Ogston equaled his best feature finish with a strong third place run.  2010 UMSS Champion Cody Hahn and 10th starter Carson McCarl completed the top five.  Rounding out the top ten finishers saw 2013 UMSS Champion Chris Graf earn the GRP Motorsports Hard Charger Award coming from 12th to sixth, 2009 UMSS Champion Leigh Thomas in seventh, followed by Heskin, Mark Toews and Anna Kouba.
 
The UMSS wishes to thank ALL of the drivers, car owners, crews, families, fans, sponsors and everyone who helped to make the 2014 season another success for both the winged sprints and the Traditional non-winged sprints.  Look for additional post-season announcements on our website at www.umsprints.com or by following us on our Facebook page.  The seventh UMSS season will kick off next spring, likely in early May at the St. Croix Valley Raceway, for all three divisions.
 
Feature (25 laps): Bowers, Richert, Ogston, Hahn, McCarl, Graf, Thomas, Heskin, Toews, Kouba, Goerges, Bradwell, Lempelius, B. McVitty, Sautbine DNF, Allex DNF, Pellersels DNF, Kaus DNF, R. McVitty DNF, Tatnell DNS, Norem DNS, Patterson DNS, Manteufel DNS.
 
Lap Leaders: Pellersels 1-2, Ogston 3, Richert 4-23, Bowers 24-25.

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Friesen Dominates for Second Consecutive Cole Cup Victory at Utica-Rome Speedway
By MIKE MALLETT/JOHN TIFF
 
VERNON, NY - In the 2013 version of the SUNY Canton/Gates Cole Associates Cole Cup Stewart Friesen rallied on the final lap to win the race.  This year’s edition went much differently for the Sprakers, N.Y., driver as he dominated the 30-lap race securing his second win of the event as well as the $10,000 winner’s share.
 
Making the victory even more special is that husband and wife finished one two.  Friesen and long-time Sprint Car driver Jessica Zemken were married earlier in the week and the duo grabbed the top two spots on the podium on Saturday night.
 
“Totally unbelievable,” said Friesen in Victory Lane.  “I have to thank Jess (Zemken) for pushing me toward these Sprint Cars.  I have to thank Doug (Emery) and Barb (Patterson), Tommy Patterson and everyone associated with this Doug Emery Motorsports team for all they give us.  Doug tweaked on this car all year just preparing for this race and the notes paid off and for the 1z team to be second is unbelievable.  It caps off a great week for us.”
 
It took three tries to get the race started.  On original start Friesen and Larry Wight raced into the first corner together.  Wight came up off the bottom of the speedway and spun the car on the outside of the second turn.  As he spun his right rear tire dug in causing him to flip off lightly over.  He was put back on all fours and the team made repairs to the top wing allowing him to return to the event.
 
On the second attempt for the start, everyone made it through turns one and two but as they raced through three and four a five wide move was attempted through turn three.  Cory Sparks made contact with another car and like Wight his car got sideways and just dug in sending him over on his side.  His car was put back on its wheels and pushed to the pits.  He also returned to competition.
 
The third time proved to be the charm as Friesen took advantage of redrawing the outside of the front row. He beat Sammy Reakes to the first corner and took the lead down the backstretch.  Following him to the front was Jason Shultz who started fourth as he grabbed second in turns three and four.
 
“Clean air was crucial,” said Friesen.  “I knew if we got out front there and set a good pace it would come to us.  I thought for sure there was going to be a couple more cautions but once we got rolling I just wanted it to stay green.”
 
Friesen and Shultz remained the top two as they entered traffic on the sixth circuit challenging Friesen’s mobility for the first time.  His Doug Emery owned, Donath Motor Worx powered Eagle proved to have the necessary setup to move around the racing surface as Friesen extended his lead in traffic.
 
One-third of the race was complete with Friesen setting a torrid pace in front while Steve Poirier secured second as he tried to chase down Friesen after starting in the seventh spot.  He was joined by Zemken as the pair battle one another as they raced among the slower cars at the tail of the field.
 
Just after the halfway point Friesen found himself intermingled with cars running just outside of the top ten.  As a result he was forced to make some daring moves as he tried to distance himself from Poirier and Zemken.  On lap 17 he made a three wide move off of the second turn to thread the needle between two drivers to put them a lap down.
 
“This place is such a momentum track and if you can get clear of them guys and keep rolling you can really put some distance on it and not let second place get so close,” commented Friesen.  “I was just trying to keep rolling, keep hitting our marks while adjusting the car when I needed to with the wing and stuff.  It just rolled like I said.”
 
Friesen continued to dominate as the race reached the five to go mark.  Friesen held nearly a three second advantage with eyes turned to the race for second between Poirier and Zemken.  Zemken began moving her line as Poirier continued to protect her preferred groove on the bottom of the speedway.  She moved up to the middle of the race track and began getting closer to Poirier.
 
At the checkered it was Friesen winning by a full straightaway while Poirier again found himself getting passed in the final corner.  This time Zemken slid by him in the middle of the track to take the second position as they exited turn four to the checkered flag.
 
“We had a good car all night and if anyone is going to beat me I’d rather be beat by him,” said Zemken.  “We had a good car and I can’t complain.  I caught him (Poirier) once there and got stuck against the backstretch wall with the 67 (Collins) and I thought it was over then.  I regrouped a little bit after he passed me.  He knows I like the bottom but he protected it a little bit too good and I just tried to roll through the middle and keep my momentum up.  The car went really good in the middle and it worked out.”
 
Poirier, the current Empire Super Sprint point leader, ended up the third car on the podium.  The Quebec star was happy with the effort but disappointed with a mistake on the final lap that cost him the second position at the checkered flag.
 
“I was really happy when I was running second,” said Poirier. “I was hoping for a yellow flag to see if I had anything for Stewart at the front end.  At the end the car got a little bit slower because I was running the low line.  I tried the middle but the car wasn’t as good so I stuck on the bottom.  I made a bad choice on the last lap when Stillwaggon looked he was going to the outside and he chose the bottom and it broke my momentum and Jessica got by me.”
 
Paul Kinney came from the ninth starting position to finish in fourth and Matt Tanner saw his perfect streak come to an end as the Stephentown, N.Y., driver finished in fifth after dominating everything up to that point on the weekend.  
 
Tanner was fast timer on the night with a 16.762 earning extra $100 from DirtTrackDigest.com and also won his heat race event after starting sixth.  Other heat race winners who earned a $100 bonus from Einstein Construction Group on the night included New Jersey invader Kyle Reinhardt, Parker Evans and Wight.  Robbie Stillwaggon and Danny Varin won the pair of B-Mains.
 
The companion 602 Sportsman 30 lap main event saw Vermont’s John Scarborough jump out to the early lead from his pole starting spot with fellow front row starter Kyle Kiehn in close pursuit.  Kiehn would keep himself close to Scarborough but was unable to complete the pass in the early laps.
 
With Kiehn chasing Scarborough out front, the battle for the remaining top five positions was raging as Mike Button, Jack Miller, and Corey Barker were dicing for position.  Button held on to the third spot early but was feeling the pressure as both Miller and Barker were right on his bumper.  As lap 13 was being scored, Miller was able to slip by to gain the third spot and at the halfway point it was Scarborough, Kiehn, Miller, Barker, and Button making up the top five spots.
 
Lap 16 saw Miller continue his march to the front as he took second from Kiehn, with Barker following suit a lap later as he put Kiehn back into the fourth spot.  Kiehn’s shot at a top five run came to an end on lap 18 with a spin in turn four, setting up the second and final caution of the race.  
Scarborough continued to lead at this point, but had to deal with Miller who was looking to grab the point and on lap 22, Miller drove underneath Scarborough and drove off with the lead.  Scarborough was now in the clutches of Barker who was also using the bottom line around the speedway to try to grab second.  
 
On lap 27, Barker completed the pass of Scarborough to take the runner up spot and now was closing in on Miller.  Barker spent the final laps closing in on Miller but ran out of time as Miller took the $1,000 win with Barker, Scarborough, Mike Walton, and Button rounding out the top five.  Filling out the top 10 were Rocco Leone, James Carlson, Casey Pavlick, Glenn Forward, and Geoff VanRiper.

COLE CUP A-MAIN FINISH (20 LAPS)- STEWART FRIESEN, Jessica Zemken, Steve Poirier, Paul Kinney, Matt Tanner, Danny Varin, Aaron Ott, Sammy Reakes IV, Jason Shultz, Jason Barney, Tommy Wickham, Robbie Stillwagon, Jeff Cook, Davie Franek, Larry Wight, Daryl Ruggles, Cory Sparks, Mike Stelter, Steve Collins, Jordan Thomas, Parker Evans, Dave Just, Kyle Reinhardt, Wayne Johnson, Chuck Hebing, and Dain Naida. 

DNQ- Shawn Donath, Joe Trenca, Alysha Ruggles, Tyler Graves, Brad Knabb, Jake Muench, Bob Gray, Paul Habeck, Steve Hutchinson, Steve Glover, Dave Axton, James Hanson, Brian Howland, and Scott Just.
 
602 SPORTSMAN FINISH (20 LAPS)-
JACK MILLER, Corey Barker, John Scarborough, Mike Walton, Mike Button, Rocco Leone, James Carlson, Casey Pavlick, Glenn Forward, Geoff Van Riper, Kyle Kiehn, Joseph Buonagurio, Ross Vleck, George Dyer, and Tim Murphy.
 
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Emotional Win for Tanner in Kevin Ward Jr. Shootout at Utica-Rome Speedway

VERNON, N.Y. - It was an emotional night at the Utica-Rome Speedway as the life of Kevin Ward Jr., was memorialized with the first running of the Kevin Ward Shootout.  Ward’s entire family was in attendance and it was only fitting that one of his closest friends picked up the win.  Matt Tanner scored his second ever 360 Sprint Car victory at the speedway in the 13-lap feature earning himself $1,300 and a guaranteed spot into the Cole Cup.
 
Tanner and Kevin Ward Sr. celebrated together atop the wing in Victory Lane in what proved to be an emotion filled interview afterwards.  Tanner was using a powerplant supplied by the Ward family in his car.

“I can’t even explain what this means,” stated Tanner.  “This is the biggest win of my career.  To have the whole Ward family here, running in memory of Kevin, running his motor, I can’t thank Senior enough for letting me do that.  I really don’t even know what to say.”

Tanner started on the front row alongside current United Racing Company point leader Davie Franek.  Tanner jumped out to the lead right at the get go holding off Franek as they raced through the first corner.

One lap was complete when the only stoppage in the race came as Tim Axton hopped the wheel of Jason Schultz and flipped off the outside of turns one and two.  He was uninjured in the incident but it ended his weekend.

Tanner chose the outside lane for the restart and it again it proved effective as he outdueled Franek as they raced through turns one and two.  Franek then had his hands full with Steve Poirier.

“For some reason tonight the bottom seemed to be faster,” said Tanner.  “Usually the top is.  I knew starting second we had a pretty good shot if we could beat him into one.  We made a pill change after the heat race and this thing was perfect on the restarts.”

Poirier worked over Franek before ultimately getting by him on lap four for the runner-up position.  At that point he started looking around for a faster line as he tried chasing down Tanner.

At the halfway point it was Tanner just ahead of Poirier as he found the middle lane through the corners allowing him to close in on the back bumper.  Tanner heard him there and changed his line slightly allowing him to open the advantage on Poirier once again.

“I got a little worried about Steve there,” commented the Stephentown, N.Y., pilot.  “I saw him once there on the outside so I pulled the wing back and started protecting the bottom.”

Once he found the quicker lane Tanner drove away from Poirier over the second half of the race claiming the victory while Poirier, the current Empire Super Sprint point leader, had to settle for a runner-up effort.  He tried everything to catch Tanner to no avail.

“He was just faster,” said Poirier of Tanner.  “I tried everything I could.  I thought at some point I had a good groove on the outside but I didn’t have the drive off.  I tried the inside but I wasn’t as good as him.  I tried the inside, the outside and the middle and I could not catch him.”

Franek fell back to finish in the third position at the final checkered flag.  It was one of his best efforts to date at the facility.

“It is something for us to go on,” stated Franek.  “We weren’t 100 percent obviously.  These guys are tough up here and we got a little bit to learn.  We got a jump start for tomorrow but all in all you can’t complain about a third place finish when you come up and race against these guys.  They are on top of it so we’ll take it and go.”

Paul Kinney finished in the fourth spot after a great race with Franek in the final couple of laps.  Robbie Stillwaggon completed the top five.
 
The final Pro Stock event of the season at the speedway took the green flag with Glenn Forward grabbing the initial lead of the 25 lap event from his outside front row starting spot.  Fourth place starter Bret Belden made his presence felt right away as he immediately was pressuring Forward for the lead.  Lap three saw Belden charge by to take over the point, but Forward was not giving up easily as he regained the lead on lap seven.  Several mid race cautions kept the field bunched together, and lap 10 saw Belden again use the outside lane to take the lead.
 
With the front running duo putting on a great show up front, there were several battles for position behind them including the battle for the third spot between Tom Denton and Mark Effner.  Like the battle up front, Denton and Effner were spending a lot of laps racing side by side with Denton holding the edge.  On lap 12, Forward charged by Belden to regain the lead and would remain there until the checkered flag with Belden, Denton, Effner, and Chris Carr chasing.
 
The Pure Stock 20 lap feature saw track champion Russ Marsden gain the lead from his front row starting spot, but it was fifth place starter that was on the charge early.  Mason was third by lap two, second on lap three, and by lap four he was able to charge by Marsden for the lead.  Marsden would spend the next 11 circuits trying to get around Mason but every challenge was fought off the by the leader.  As the pair completed lap 14, Marsden swung low go into turn one to slip underneath Mason, and as the pair raced off turn two, Marsden was again the leader.  Mason spent the next handful of circuits trying to get back out front but Marsden was too strong as he raced off to the season ending victory followed by Mason, Rick Breed, Chris Cunningham, and Frank Hyatt.
 
KEVIN WARD JR. SHOOTOUT (13 LAPS)-MATT TANNER, Steve Poirier, Davie Franek, Paul Kinney, Robbie Stillwagon, Jeff Cook, Tommy Wickham, Shawn Donath, Jason Barney, Jason Shultz, Dave Axton, Aaron Ott, and Tim Axton. DNQ- Scott Just, Steve Hutchinson Jr., Casey Williams, Doug Emery, Jordan Thomas, Tyler Graves, James Hanson, Cory Sparks, Parker Evans, and Dave Just.
 
PRO STOCK FINISH (25 LAPS)-GLENN FORWARD, Bret Belden, Tom Denton, Mark Effner, Chris Carr, A.J. Digsby, Ed Ostrander, Ryan Lund, Rob Seavy, Dwight Johnson, Devon Camenga, Greg Galligan, Tom Vance, Joe Slawiak, Travis Welch, and Jim Money.
 
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New chassis helps Morton pick up 2nd OCRS victory

Points race tightens up

by John Rittenoure
OCRS Web Editor

Pocola, Oklahoma (September 5, 2014) -
A new chassis was just what the doctor ordered for Chance Morton on Friday night.

The Coweta youngster was in a new maxim chassis after damaging the old chassis the week before at Caney Valley Speedway. The difference was like night and day for Morton who drove to his second OCRS victory of the season at Tri-State Speedway.

“We knew the car should work pretty good,” said Morton of his newly assembled Morton Excavating sprinter. “We just got this car put together and I really like it.”

Morton started inside second row in the 25-lap main event and moved to second on lap three behind leader Kyle Clark. But on lap nine Glen Passmore made a move from third to pass Morton and Clark for the lead in his GAP Roofing number 69.

For the next three laps Passmore set the pace then gave the lead up to Morton.

“My car was really nice. I could run it all over,” smiled Passmore. “It was fast. There is nothing I can complain about. I got tired. I just gave out and let the 7 car (Morton) around me.”

After Passmore shot into the lead Morton passed Clark for second and challenged Passmore at the start-finish line on lap 11. Morton charged into the lead and stayed there till the checkered.

“The car seemed to come in a little bit,” Morton said of his move to the lead. “We kept pushing it and pushing it. We slid up a little bit but got it back down.”

Passmore was able to hold down the second spot for his best finish of the season.

Johnny Kent passed Alex DeCamp for third after a lap 13 restart and made it a three-car race in the closing laps but settled for third. Andrew Deal and Mickey Walker rounded out the top five.

Deal was able to tighten up the points race with his fourth place run. Deal came into the night trailing points leader Danny Smith by 14. In his heat race Deal chipped one point off Smith’s lead. In the feature Smith finished two spots back in sixth which enabled Deal to cut the lead to just seven going into next weeks Oklahoma State Championship event at Oklahoma Sports Park in Ada.

OCRS A Feature (25 laps)
1, 7M-Chance Morton[3]. 2, 69-Glen Passmore[8]. 3, 55-Johnny Kent[10]. 4, 15D-Andrew Deal[11]. 5, 2-Mickey Walker[15]. 6, 5$-Danny Smith[12]. 7, 17E-Blake Edwards[2]. 8, 84-Alex DeCamp[7]. 9, 87F-Brian McClelland[6]. 10, 16-Nigel Calvert[13]. 11, 8M-Kade Morton[14]. 12, P78-Perry Pickard[1]. 13, 007-Michael Bookout[18]. 14, 27-Andy Shouse[9]. 15, 94-Dan Schnackenberg[17]. 16, 88S-Shayla Waddell[16]. 17, 5-Cameron Hagin[19]. 18, 9-Derek Cottrell[5]. 19, 9$-Kyle Clark[4].
 
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Utica-Rome Speedway
Friday
NIGHT BEFORE THE COLE CUP
RACE SUMMARY
 
KEVIN WARD JR. SHOOTOUT (13 LAPS)-MATT TANNER, Steve Poirier, Davie Franek, Paul Kinney, Robbie Stillwagon, Jeff Cook, Tommy Wickham, Shawn Donath, Jason Barney, Jason Shultz, Dave Axton, Aaron Ott, and Tim Axton. DNQ- Scott Just, Steve Hutchinson Jr., Casey Williams, Doug Emery, Jordan Thomas, Tyler Graves, James Hanson, Cory Sparks, Parker Evans, and Dave Just.
 
PRO STOCK FINISH (25 LAPS)-GLENN FORWARD, Bret Belden, Tom Denton, Mark Effner, Chris Carr, A.J. Digsby, Ed Ostrander, Ryan Lund, Rob Seavy, Dwight Johnson, Devon Camenga, Greg Galligan, Tom Vance, Joe Slawiak, Travis Welch, and Jim Money.
 
PURE STOCK FINISH (20 LAPS)-RUSS MARSDEN, Bill Mason, Ricky Breed, Chris Cunningham, Frank Hyatt, Mike Kazlauskas, Rob Thieme, Ron Hawker, Mike Stebbins, Ernie Staelens, Chuck Cushman Jr., Jim Thomas, Keith Stevenson, and Jerry Streeter.

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OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: RENWAY ENERGY PRESENTS SEASON CHAMPIONSHIP NIGHT THIS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5

Ohsweken, Ontario - September 3, 2014 - Ohsweken Speedway's 18th season of regular weekly racing concludes this Friday, September 5, when Renway Energy presents Season Championship Night, featuring extra-distance features for the Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland's GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Gale's Auto Aftermarket Bombers.

360 SPRINT CARS
Glenn Styres is looking for his first track championship since weekly Sprint Car racing began at Ohsweken in 2008, but has to keep Mitch Brown behind him in the 360 Sprint Car standings for 1 more week. Styres has a 27 point lead over August 29 feature winner Brown, and can clinch the championship by finishing 14th or better on Friday. Jim Huppunen, Shane Ross, Todd Hoddick, Keith Dempster, Dave Dykstra, Jamie Turner, Jeremy Hughes, and Rookie of the Year leader Cory Turner make up the remainder of the current top 10.

CRATE SPRINT CARS
Ryan Hunsinger needs only to start the Crate Sprint Car feature on Friday to clinch the championship for the division's inaugural season. Hunsinger is ahead of Aaron Turkey by 55 points, while August 29 feature winner Jake Brown is 3rd, followed by Josh Shantz, Mike Thorne, Brad Herron, Mark Czuba, Tyler Hendricks, Kyle Durnin, and Paul Lang.

CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS NEXT WEEK!!
The 10th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend at Ohsweken Speedway is coming up next week. The schedule for the track's signature event will kick off with a Test & Tune session on Thursday, September 11, while racing will commence Friday, September 12 with the “Night Before the Nationals” presented by Burger Barn, and finish with the 10th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals presented by Arrow Express on Saturday, September 13. Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information.

TICKETS PLEASE!
Advanced reserved seat tickets are now on sale for the 10th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend on Friday, September 12, and Saturday, September 13. Please visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information, or contact Mary Wilkinson, Director of Customer Relations, by phone at 519 717-0023, or by e-mail at mary@ohswekenspeedway.com

CSCN PRE-ENTRIES
The deadline for competitors to register and pay the discounted $50 entry fee for the 10th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals was August 31, 2014. Entries are now $100, and can be filed by contacting Mary Wilkinson, Director of Customer Relations, by phone at 519 717-0023, or e-mail at mary@ohswekenspeedway.com. Click on the “Competitors Info” link on www.OhswekenSpeedway.com to print the entry form, view the rules, format, and more.

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OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: KEVIN WARD JR. "YOUNG STARS CHALLENGE" ADDED TO CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS WEEKEND

Ohsweken, Ontario – September 2, 2014 –
Ohsweken Speedway officials are proud to announce a new event during Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend, as the Kevin Ward Jr. “Young Stars Challenge” is now scheduled for the Night Before the Nationals on Friday, September 12.

The event will honour Kevin Ward, Jr., who passed away following a tragic accident in the Empire Super Sprints event held at Canandaigua Motorsports Park on Saturday, August 9. Despite his young age, Kevin had already competed in 4 editions of the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals, including a top 10 finish in 2011.

The youngest drivers signed in for competition on the Night Before the Nationals will make up the 13 car starting field for the Kevin Ward, Jr. “Young Stars Challenge”

Kevin’s #13 will be represented in several ways in the Young Stars Challenge, as 13 drivers will compete in the 13 lap race, with $513 awarded to the winner. A plaque commemorating the winners of the new event will be housed and updated annually at the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in Knoxville, Iowa.

The Ohsweken Shootout event will now become the Dave McLeod Memorial Shootout, replacing the Dave McLeod Memorial “Mr. Sprint Car Challenge” match races held in the past, with $400 going to the winner. The 10 lap Dave McLeod Memorial Shootout lineup will consist of 12 drivers, including top finishers from the Patriot Sprint Tour, Southern Ontario Sprints, and Empire Super Sprints challenge events held at Ohsweken Speedway in 2014, plus the August 29 Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Car event, and top drivers from the Sprints on Dirt and National Racing Alliance championship standings.

The Night Before the Nationals on Friday, September 12 will also include Twin 15 lap features for 360 Sprint Cars, and a full program for the HRW Automotive Mini Stocks. The winners of Friday’s Twin 15 lap features will be guaranteed starting spots in the $12,000-to-win feature race in the 10th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals event scheduled for Saturday, September 13, along with the Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks.

CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS PRE-ENTRIES
The deadline for competitors to register and pay the discounted $50 entry fee for the 10th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals was August 31, 2014. Entries are now $100, and can be filed by contacting Mary Wilkinson, Director of Customer Relations, by phone at 519 717-0023, or e-mail at mary@ohswekenspeedway.com. Click on the “Competitors Info” link on www.OhswekenSpeedway.com to print the entry form, view the rules, format, and more.

CSCN HISTORY
The Canadian Sprint Car Nationals has been the annual season-closing event at Ohsweken Speedway since 2005, and brings together drivers and teams from several affiliated sanctioning organizations in the area, plus teams and drivers from all over North America. The event has drawn an average of 70 entries for the 9 previous editions, with a total of 208 different drivers from 15 American states, 5 Canadian provinces, Australia, and New Zealand taking part.

Kenny Jacobs of Holmesville, Ohio won the first Canadian Sprint Car Nationals feature in 2005, followed by Steve Poirier from Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, Quebec in 2006 and 2007, Mustang, Oklahoma’s Wayne Johnson in 2008, Shane Stewart of Bixby, Oklahoma in 2009 and 2010, and Sam Hafertepe, Jr. from Sunnyvale, Texas in 2011, while Poirier became the first 3-time winner in 2012, and Stewart also became a 3-time winner in 2013.

TICKETS PLEASE!
Advanced reserved seat tickets are now on sale for the 10th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend on Friday, September 12, and Saturday, September 13. Please visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information, or contact Mary Wilkinson, Director of Customer Relations, by phone at 519 717-0023, or by e-mail at mary@ohswekenspeedway.com

Visit the official Ohsweken Speedway website at www.OhswekenSpeedway.com, like us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/OHSWEKENSPEEDWAY, follow us on Twitter @OhswekenSpdway, and subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.YouTube.com/user/OhswekenSpdway

2014 DAVE MCLEOD MEMORIAL SHOOTOUT QUALIFIERS
(Friday, September 12, 2014 – 10 laps - $400-to-win)
Affiliate Sanction – Driver Name
Patriot Sprint Tour – Jared Zimbardi
Patriot Sprint Tour – Jason Barney
Southern Ontario Sprints – Mitch Brown
Southern Ontario Sprints – Glenn Styres
Empire Super Sprints – Steve Poirier
Empire Super Sprints – Jeff Cook
National Racing Alliance – JR Stewart
National Racing Alliance – Max Stambaugh
Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars – Kyle Patrick
Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars – Todd Hoddick
Sprints on Dirt – Ryan Ruhl
Sprints on Dirt – Dustin Daggett

2014 CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS –
32 REGISTERED ENTRIES AS OF SEPTEMBER 2, 2014
(Saturday, September 13, 2014 – 35 laps – $12,000-to-win)
Number Name (City, Province/State, Country)
0 Glenn Styres (Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada)
2m Dustin Daggett (Grand Ledge, Michigan, USA)
3r Shane Ross (Thedford, Ontario, Canada)
5 Keith Dempster (Alton, Ontario, Canada)
5c Conor Mahoney (Hamilton, Ontario, Canada)
6m Max Stambaugh (Elida, Ohio, USA)
10 Mitch Brown (Brantford, Ontario, Canada)
10c Jeff Cook (Antwerp, New York, USA)
10j Jeremy Hughes (Burlington, Ontario, Canada)
10k Robert Dietrick (Farmington, New York, USA)
11 Jamie Turner (Caistor Centre, Ontario, Canada)
11r Chase Ridenour (Perry, Michigan, USA)
14h Jim Huppunen (Welland, Ontario, Canada)
15 Mike Ferrell (London, Ontario, Canada)
16 Ryan Ruhl (Coldwater, Michigan, USA)
17 Jared Horstman (Cloverdale, Ohio, USA)
19 Cory Turner (Caistor Centre, Ontario, Canada)
19k Paul Kinney (Canastota, New York, USA)
20k Thomas Kennedy (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)
21j John Burbridge, Jr. (St. Williams, Ontario, Canada)
21k Lou Kennedy, Jr. (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)
28fm Steve Poirier (Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, Quebec, Canada)
33k Kyle Patrick (Kingsville, Ontario, Canada)
35 Jared Zimbardi (Bradford, Pennsylvania, USA)
43 Scott Sherk (Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada)
45 Chuck Hebing (Ontario, New York, USA)
49 Todd Hoddick (Cheektowaga, New York, USA)
51 Lee Ladouceur (Alexandria, Ontario, Canada)
87 Jason Barney (Brewerton, New York, USA)
87r Ryan Linder (Phoenix, Arizona, USA)
94z Stan Zanchin (Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada)
123 Yan Bilodeau (Victoriaville, Quebec, Canada)
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Richardson Tames URSS in Hays

Steven Richardson has the hot hand at RPM Speedway in Hays Kansas as he won his second URSS feature event of the year on the 3/8 mile oval.

Russells Justin Schwien and Rookie Jeremy Huish would bring the fiels to the green with Schwien outgunning the youngster into turn on and leading the opening lap with Koby Walters in second, Huish third Zach Blurton fourth and 7th starting Richardson rounding out the top 5 after lap one.

Huish would make a strong move on lap three getting by both Walters and Schwien to take the lead. Richardson would move by Blurton on lap 5 and overtake Schwien for third on lap 7 and start putting pressure on Walters for the runner up spot which he would claim on lap 11.

Huish would continue to lead until lap 17 when Richardson would put a slide job on the youngster between turns one and two. Huish would return the favor in three and four only to have Richardson make it stick the following lap and would lead the rest of the 25 lap distance.

Zac Taylor would make a strong run to finish second as Josh Fairbanlk would also pass Huish on the last lap to bring home show honors, Huish forth and Koby Walters rounding out the top ten.

1. Steven Richardson
2. Zac Taylor
3. Josh Fairbank
4. Koby Walters
5. Jeremy Huish
6. Zach Blurton
7. Keefe Hemel
8. Barry Crane
9. Tyler Knight
10. Jed Werner
11. John Webster
12. Cody Caldwell
13. Greg Reiners
14. Brandon Sprott
15. DNF Justin Schwein
16. DNF Kirby Hagans
17. DNF Shawn Radcliffe
18. DNF Rick Salem
19. DNS Jared Kern

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OCRS Sprint Cars Return To Tri-State Speedway Friday

Only 14 Points Separate Championship Leaders

John Lemon
OCRS Public Relations

Tulsa Oklahoma (September 2, 2014) – Oil Capital Racing Series sprint cars return for their third and final visit of 2014 to the historic Tri-State Speedway in Pocola Oklahoma this Friday night where the battle for the season championship continues in an all out battle till the bitter end.

Caney Kansas native Andrew Deal shaved off six points after last Saturday night at the Osage Casino Caney Valley Speedway in what was already skimpy 20-point deficit over current points leader Danny Smith of Sapulpa Oklahoma going into that event. Deal finished second in while Smith scored fourth in the last wingless action of the year. Smith would secure the 2014 OCRS Non-Wing Championship which is comprised of the sprint car events conducted wingless style.

Including this weeks action, these two determined drivers are down to the final five events of the season for the overall title. The victor of the 5-event showdown will receive the prized ‘Harold Leep Championship Trophy’ at the annual OCRS awards banquet. While a couple of other drivers are mathematically in the running, it would take an extreme miracle or a failure of Smith or Deal to attend the final few shows.  

While the dual points combatants wage their battle, the entire field will look to halt the tear Alex DeCamp is on. DeCamp won last Saturday and has won three of the last five OCRS events. DeCamp also won at TSS in May in what was his second OCRS career score. His first you ask? That came last year at…… you guessed it, TSS. Derek Cottrell of Fletcher Oklahoma was TSS king in June, which was his first career OCRS triumph.

Johnny ‘Hotrod’ Kent is showing why he is most likely to be the next driver to record his first OCRS win. After missing most all of the first half of the season, Kent has now scored in the top five in five of the last six races and he was fighting for the lead in the race where a win or a top five eluded him when a tire when down. Pay close attention to the #55 sprinter.  

Point battles, hot streaking drivers and possible new winners will be on hand at TSS this Friday night.

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NCRA Sprints Head to Junction Motor Speedway This Saturday Night

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Park City, Kansas –
August 31, 2014 - Current point leader Jeremy Campbell leads the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products sprint car division to Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Nebraska this coming Saturday night, September 6. The tour will be joined by the Speedway Motors ASCS Midwest Region.

Campbell will go into the night with a slim 40 point lead over defending champion C.J. Johnson. Jon Freeman still sits third and after picking up his first tour win in four years this past Saturday night at 81 Speedway, J.D. Johnson has moved into the fourth place position in the point standings.  

Rounding out positions fifth through tenth are; Jeff Stasa, rookie contenders Raymond Seeman and Jake Greider, Jake Martens, Jack Dover and Luke Cranston.

Pit gates open at 4:00 PM while grandstand gates open at 5:00 PM. Racing is slated for a 7:00 PM start time. Grandstand general admission prices are $15 for adults; $5 for ages 6-12 and kids 5 and under free. All pit passes will be $30.
 
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Stewart Friesen’s Last Lap Pass Made ESS History at Thunder Mountain Speedway

By MIKE MALLETT

CENTER LISLE, NY -
Stewart Friesen accomplished yet another historic feat on Saturday night at the Thunder Mountain Speedway.  The Sprakers, N.Y., driver captured the 25-lap Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprint A-Main event making him the first ever driver to win at the bullring.  Friesen picked up over $2,000 for his win which came as part of the E&V Energy Tour of the States series.  

Friesen used a last lap pass of current series point leader Steve Poirier to secure the win for his Doug Emery Motorsports team.

“I have to thank Doug Emery and Barb Patterson a lot for this opportunity,” said Friesen.  “It’s super.  Anytime Brett Deyo gets involved in a promotion and now with sprint cars it’s a good thing.  It is a pleasure to be here and a great event.  I’m proud to be a part of it.”

Dave Axton and Poirier brought the field to the start of the race with Poirier heading to the top side to take the race lead as the field charged into the first corner.  Poirier worked the high groove off the exit of turn two allowing him to keep the lead down the backstretch.

Over the first few laps Axton remained close to Poirier has he remained in a close battle for second with Matt Tanner and the seventh place starter Friesen.  Friesen worked the lower lane while Axton and Tanner stayed through in the middle of the racing groove.

Poirier began to stretch the advantage by lap eight as the race for the runner-up spot intensified between Axton and Friesen.  Friesen got under Tanner for third then on lap 10 he wrestled second from Axton who promptly passed him back a lap later.  At the halfway point it was Friesen just edging in front of Axton for second was Poirier remained the leader.

Before lap 14 could be completed a caution changed the course of the race as Tim Axton slowed on the frontstretch with a broken driveshaft in his No. 99A ride.  At this point Poirier was the leader over Friesen, Axton, Tanner and Hebing.

Poirier elected to use the bottom lane for the double-file restart and it worked to his advantage as he was able to work the bottom then slide to the middle in turns one and two in order to keep Friesen behind him as they drove into turns one and two.

Poirier and Friesen charged away as the race for third heated up between Tanner, Hebing and Pennsylvania invader Aaron Ott.  The trio swapped the position multiple-times before the lap 18 mark with Tanner eventually solidifying the spot.

Poirier got to traffic with five laps remaining allowing Friesen to begin his assault.  Friesen continued to work the low lane while Poirier began struggling in the middle of the track.  Friesen used the moisture on the bottom to close in as the laps neared completion.

“You kind of got to go where he’s not in a situation like that,” stated Friesen.  “He had the top three-quarters of the track filled up so we had to make it work on the bottom.”

As Poirier and Friesen came off the fourth turn to take the white flag Friesen made his move to the bottom.  He got a great run off the fourth corner and he used that to get into one on the bottom before Poirier could get to the top.  He then slid up the track in front of Poirier as they raced off of turn two in order to take the lead.  Poirier came back at him on the outside of turns three and four but it was to no avail as Friesen held him off with his Donath Motor Worx powered Eagle.

“I didn’t think we were going to get him,” said Friesen.  “We ran neck and neck there and he had some good clean air.  I kept trying to work the bottom, work the bottom.  I don’t know if the tire just came around the last couple of laps or what but it really took off for us.  I didn’t know what lap it was but I was having a hell of a time out there.”

Poirier’s second place effort was good enough to help him retain the overall point lead as the Quebec driver vies for his fifth series championship.  In Victory Lane Poirier admitted that he couldn’t get the drive off the corner that he needed to at the end of the event.

“Before caution I saw him sneak by me a little on the inside,” commented Poirier.  “The longer run we got looser.  I tried to move the wing back a little bit.  I thought I could hold for the last couple of laps but he was a little bit better than us tonight.  Car was good in feature we just needed a little bit more grip out of the corner.”

Tanner, of Stephentown, N.Y., backed up his strong effort in Quebec with another solid outing.  Tanner was able to keep Ott behind him to grab the final spot on the podium at the checkered.

“Saw his nose wing there on the bottom so I started protecting it,” stated Tanner about the race with Ott.  “I could hear him out there but I never saw him again.  This is a real good effort for tonight.  We were fast all night.  We missed it a little in the feature.  We got a little tight in the feature when we got the wing back.  At least we stayed in touch with Stewie (Friesen) and Steve.”

Ott crossed the line in the fourth position after starting in the 12th spot and Hebing, the dash winner on the night, finished in the fifth position.

Lucas Oil A-Main - Stewart Friesen ($2,188),
Steve Poirier, Matt Tanner, Aaron Ott, Chuck Hebing, Jeff Cook, Dave Axton, Jason Barney, Paul Kinney, George Suprick, Cory Sparks, Parker Evans, Clint Ide, Mike Stelter, Rob Dietrick, Tim Axton, Sammy Reakes IV.

Lap Leaders - Poirier 1-24, Friesen 25

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J.D. Johnson Breaks Four Year Drought, Claims NCRA Sprint Win

FOR IJMMEDIATE RELEASE – Park City, Kansas – August 30, 2014
- J.D. Johnson took the lead coming out of turn two on the start and never looked back as he led wire to wire in claiming his first tour victory since 2010 in winning the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products sprint car feature Saturday night at 81 Speedway in Park City as the tour kicked off the first of two nights of racing action this Labor Day weekend.

Nebraska’s Tyler Drueke and Ty Williams started on the front row for the twenty-five lap feature but it was Johnson using the low line in turns one and two to take the lead as the green flag fell. Johnson would open up a half stretch lead by lap two while fourth starting Jeremy Campbell worked passed Drueke for the runner up position.

Johnson, aboard the Jeff Whitehead owned #8 Whitehead Motorsports sprinter, began approaching slow cars on lap eight allowing Campbell to lose to within five car lengths of the leader.  Johnson made quick work of the slower cars and once again opened a half stretch advantage at the races midway point.

Campbell, who came into the night with a 35 point lead over defending tour champion C.J. Johnson, would lose the runner up position on lap thirteen as motor gremlins that struck him during heat race action, slowed his pace once again allowing Drueke to reclaim the second position.

Drueke looked to run down the leader and there was no stopping J.D. Johnson on this night as he went on to take the half stretch victory for this first series triumph since July of 2010.

C.J. Johnson would get by Campbell for third with four laps to go while Williams rounded out the top five.

The two, eight lap heat races for the fourteen car field were won by Drueke and Williams.

The tour will now load up and head north to the Belleville High Banks in Belleville, Kansas for their annual Sunday night, Labor Day weekend event.

NCRA Sprints
81 Speedway/Park City, Kansas
August 30, 2014

A Feature:
1) J.D. Johnson, 2) Tyler Drueke, 3) C.J. Johnson, 4) Jeremy Campbell, 5) Ty Williams, 6) Jon Freeman, 7) Raymond Seeman, 8) Jeff Stasa, 9) Cody Forshee, 10) Rick Wright, 11) Scott Lehman, 12) Jake Greider, 13) Kaden Taylor

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JOSH WELLER LEADS WIRE-TO-WIRE, POCKETS $3,000 IN BAR’S LEAKS CHAMPIONSHIP SATURDAY NIGHT

Josh Weller of Mertztown, PA was the hands-down winner of the 25 lap Bar’s Leaks Labor Day Weekend Championship presented by Pioneer Pole Buildings Saturday night at the Delaware International Speedway.   Weller, driving the Eldreth Construction sprinter led the entire twenty-five distance to pick-up the $3,000 first place prize.  Runner-up and current Rislone URC Sprint Series point leader, Davie Franek of Wantage, NJ made several challenges for the lead but Weller used slower traffic to his advantage to hold off the closing Franek.

Heat race winners were Kevin Darling and Davie Franek.   During heat race competition, Curt Michael, URC’s eight time champion set the Fred’s Trailer Parts fast time of the night.

In the 25 lap feature event, Josh Weller and Davie Franek brought the field down to take the green flag with Josh Weller going to the front of the pack immediately.     By lap five, Weller had established  a solid lead over Franek who was followed by Andy Best, Jason Clauss and Curt Michael.    Robbie Stillwaggon, involved in a heat race mix-up, was working his way to the front after starting ninth in the feature.

The race continued non-stop and at the halfway point of the race, Weller maintained his commanding lead over Franek, Best, Clauss and Michael.

Things began to get very interesting by lap sixteen as Davie “No Panic” Franek began to reel in Weller.  

Third place runner  Andy Best stayed close to Franek as Jason Clauss now had his hands full battling Curt Michael.     Slower traffic was now ahead of the leaders and as Weller took the cautious lane, Franek moved closer and closer.   With just five laps to go it appeared that we were going to experience a barn burner in the closing laps.

Franek again placed himself in a position to take a run for the lead but still another lapped car came into the picture.  Weller timed the move to perfection, leaving Franek to deal with the slower car.   For the final two laps, Weller had a clear track  and certainly put that to good use, expanding his lead to about six car lengths over Franek with the checker flag waiving.  Andy Best finished a strong third place finish with Curt Michael passing Jason Clauss to take fourth place on the final lap.

Feature 
Josh Weller, Davie Franek, Andy Best, Curt Michael, Jason Clauss, Ed Aikin, Robbie Stillwaggon, Randy West, Kevin Darling, Scott Lutz, Jonathan Swanson, Brad Franks, Jeff Fithian, Kyle Reinhardt,  Jimmy Stitzel, David Swanson, Cameron Darling, Troy Betts

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Rebels to Invade Hays Labor Day Weekend

The United Rebel Sprint Series will make one last visit this year to the RPM Speedway in Hays Kansas this Saturday Aug 30th. This will be the fourth visit this year for the Rebels at the 3/8 mile semi-banked oval.

The previous three visits have produced three different winners as Steven Richardson scored his only victory of this season on June 14th, Luke Cranston drove to victory on the qualifying night of the Wheatshocker Nationals and Jake Bubak took top honors in the finale collecting $2000 for the win.

With only 3 races remaining for the Kansas regional championship, Colorado’s Jake Bubak leads Steven Richardson with Zach Blurton a close 3rd, Luke Cranston 4th and rookie Jed Werner rounding out the top five.

The rookie battle for the Kansas region is a tight one with Werner and Jeremy Huish within ten points of each other. This race will also give Werner the needed amount of races to make their points battle a tight one for the National Rookie of the Year points battle also.

After a strong performance from both Werner and Huish last weekend at the High Plains Nationals in Colorado they are both looking to be contenders for their first URSS feature win. Huish led all but the last 4 laps as Bubak took the win with Werner relegating him to third on the last lap. This will be a very important race for both rookies.

Several Colorado cars are also planning on making the trek to Kansas this weekend to meet up with the Kansas regulars.

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Short Track Nationals Entry Forms Available

Lonnie Wheatley, LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (August 28, 2013)
– It may still be almost two months away, but many of the nation’s top Sprint Car teams are already prepping for I-30 Speedway’s 27th Annual Short Track Nationals.

The $15,000-to-win 27th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires is set for October 23-25 at Little Rock’s I-30 Speedway with the Second Annual Short Track Nationals Open to precede the prestigious event on Wednesday, October 22.

Entry forms for the The Short Track Nationals are now available at http://www.i-30speedway.com/flyers/stn2014.pdf or by calling 501-455-4567.  Entries submitted by October 14 are just $150 with entries after that date at $250.

The world’s premier event for 360-ci Sprint Cars will once again offer up a $15,000 winner’s share with a minimum of $2,500 to make the cut for the STN championship finale.  More than $100,000 will be doled out over the course of the weekend.

Once again, approximately half of the 100 or so entries will battle through a full card of heat races, qualifying races, “B” Mains and “A” Main event on Thursday with the other half battling through an identical card on Friday.

The top three finishers from the Thursday and Friday main events will lock into the STN finale with the balance of the field aligned in twin “B” Mains, twin “C” Mains, etc., based upon qualifying night points, to set the remained of the STN championship finale.

The Wednesday night STN Open will offer $2,000 to win and $200 to start with the top four finishers eligible in order of finish for an STN provisional if necessary.  If the Wednesday night STN winner also wins Saturday’s STN finale, Dixon Road U-Pull-It will award a $2,500 bonus on top of the winnings.

Last October, Sammy Swindell bested a field of 105 competitors for his third STN crown, racing to the checkered flag ahead of up-and-coming Christopher Bell, Anthony Nicholson, Johnny Herrera and Shane Stewart.

Adding last year’s STN victory to previous triumphs in 2011 and 1990, Swindell is one of five drivers to post multiple STN triumphs with others including four-time winner Gary Wright (1995, 1999, 2003, 2004), three-time champ Steve Kinser (1988, 1989, 1991) and two-time winners Tony Bruce, Jr. (2008, 2009) and Paul McMahan (2002, 2012).

Other past Short Track Nationals winners include Brad Sweet (2010), Jason Meyers (2007), Jason Johnson (2006), Tim Montgomery (2005), Jason Sides (2001), Mike Ward (2000), Tim Crawley (1998), Wayne Johnson (1997), Pete Butler (1996), Terry Gray (1994) and John Gerloff (1993).  The 1992 edition fell victim to rain.

For more information regarding the 27th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires, check online at www.i-30speedway.com or contact I-30 Speedway at 501-455-4567.

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Labor Day Double Header for NCRA Sprint Division

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Park City, Kansas – August 26, 2014
- Four races; that is all that remains for the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products sprint car division and the tour will complete two of those events this coming Labor Day weekend. It all kicks off this coming Saturday night, August 30, at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kansas. From there the tour will head north on Hwy 81 to the Belleville High Banks in Belleville, Kansas for their traditional Labor Day Sunday event.

The series’ modified and late model divisions will also be competing in Belleville.

Former tour champion Jeremy Campbell comes into the weekend with a very slim thirty-five point lead over defending champion C.J. Johnson. While motor gremlins has caused some tense moments and despite having reached victory lane thus far this season, Campbell has been able to put together consistent top ten finishes that has put him at the top of the standings. Johnson picked up his lone win of the 2014 race season at Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kansas and has also seen several misfortunes that have him second in the standings.

Sitting third and still a shot at the championship is Jon Freeman. He is 330 points out of the lead and with a stop in McCool, Nebraska with another sanctioning body; chances are there for him to pick up his first career championship.

A string of consistent finishes and his first career series victory has Jeff Stasa sitting fourth in the standings. Current rookie of the year point leader Jake Greider sits fifth in the standings, followed by Raymond Seeman, Jake Martens, Jack Dover and Luke Cranston. Dover currently has the most wins during the season (four) in the six events he has competed.

Gates for 81 Speedway on Saturday night open at 5:00 PM with racing slated for a 7:00 PM start time. General admission is $12 for adults; $5 for kids.  81 Speedway is located north of Wichita on I-135 to exit 16, then .7 mile west on 77th St. in Park City. For more race and ticket information contact the 81 Speedway office (316) 755-1781.

Sunday night at the Belleville High Banks will see gates open at 5:00 PM with race time slated for a 7:30 PM start time. The Belleville High Banks is located 2.0 miles north of US 36 on US 81, then 0.4 mile southeast on M St. to 7th St., then 0.1 mile east (near the water tower, at the North Central Kansas Fairgrounds). Grandstand general admission is just $20 for adults and $10 for kids.

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DELAWARE INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY PREPS FOR URC. . . . .

BAR’S LEAKS URC SPRINT LABOR DAY WEEKEND CHAMPIONSHIP TO PAY $3,000 TO WIN,  $300 TO TAKE THE GREEN SATURDAY NIGHT, AUGUST 30

The Rislone URC Sprint Series will make its second and final visit of 2014 to the Delaware International Speedway on Saturday night, August 30.    

With the recent rain cancellation of the Rislone Nationals set to take place last Friday night at the Williams Grove Speedway,  URC has adjusted the payoff for the coming event at the Delaware International Speedway.   The Saturday night stop at Delaware International will be the Bar’s Leaks URC Sprint Labor Day Weekend Championship paying $3,000 to win the 25 lap feature event.  An open draw will take place to determine the starting line-up for the heat race events and feature,  all leading up to the 25 lap Championship event.   Gates open at 5 PM with warm-ups getting underway at 7 PM.  Delaware International Speedway is located on Route 13 South in Delmar, DE.

Along with the Rislone URC Sprint cars will be the  NAPA Big Block Modifieds, Super Late Models, AC Delco PSC Modifieds, Crate Models and the Mod Lites.  All this racing will take place on R.C. Holloway Co Night and the well prepared Delaware International Speedway.

Davie “No Panic” Franek of Wontage, NJ is the Rislone URC Sprint Series point leader and he will certainly have his eye on the $3,000 first place prize.  The enhanced payoff will include $1,500 for second, $1,000 for third,  $800 for fourth and $700 for fifth.  Positions six through ten will pay  $650, $600, $550, $525,  $500.   The balance of the payoff is $400 for 11th, $375 for 12th, $350 for 13th, $334 for 14th and $325 for 15th.   Positions 16 -22 will pay $300 to take the green flag.

Eight time URC Champion Curt Michael of Ocean View, DE is excited about the increased payoff especially since Delaware International Speedway is his home track.   Michael as a career total of forty-eight URC victories, with two of those wins coming in 2014 and, both wins coming at the Grandview Speedway.      Joining Franek and Michael as expected entries on Saturday will be Randy West, Josh Weller, Ed Aikin, Troy Betts, Robbie Stillwaggon, Jimmy Stitzel, Jonathan Swanson and Scott Lutz.  

URC’s next race will take place at the Selinsgrove Speedway on September 27 with the $10,000 to win MACH 1 Chassis Championship.   Remaining race dates include Friday night, October 3 at the Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, NC, Saturday night, October 4 at the Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, SC and the season finale at the Grandview Speedway on Saturday night, October 18.

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Patriot Sprint Tour Canada Series Championship Decided This Weekend

Rich Vleck, ROCHESTER, NY, (August 20, 2014)-
The third season of the Patriot Sprint Tour Canada Series has seemingly flown by, with a champion being crowned this weekend.

This Saturday, the Patriot Sprint Tour returns to the Brockville Ontario Speedway for the third and final trip of 2014; on Sunday, the series will travel an hour up the road for the lone visit of the season at the Cornwall Motor Speedway, where one driver will secure $5,000 as the PST Canada Champion.

Jared Zimbardi, the driver making perhaps the longest drive this weekend from Bradford, PA, holds a 36 point edge heading in to the final two races.  Zimbardi swept the first two PST Canada events of 2014, including a dominating performance at Brockville back in June. A pair of top-five finishes or another win would be enough for “The Juice” to lock up the title.

Quebec’s Alain Bergeron is closest in Zimbardi’s proverbial rear-view mirror. Bergeron has won a Patriot Race at both Brockville and Cornwall, each coming in 2009, the first year for this traditional two-race swing.

Southern Ontario’s Mitch Brown also has a realistic chance to claim the championship.  Brown has won a host of shows throughout his career but has never won a Patriot-sanctioned event.  A checkered flag this weekend would go a long way at claiming a title.

Local competitors Lee Ladouceur and Chris Jones are also within championship range with drivers like Dale Gosselin, Kyle Fraser and Stan Zanchin battling for top 5 spots.

Other drivers to keep an eye out for this weekend include Rick and April Wilson, Paul Pekkonen, Steve Poirier, Jason Barney, Devin Caron, Bryan Howland, Jeff Cook, Sammy Reakes and rookie Dane Lorenc.

Patriot History at Brockville:
Races: 20
8/20/2004- Rick Wilson
10/22/2005- Kyle Drum
7/15/2006- Rick Wilson
6/2/2007- Jessica Zemken
7/18/2009- Bryan Howland
8/22/2009- Alain Bergeron
10/17/2009- Glenn Styres (Non-Points)
6/12/2010- Jared Zimbardi
7/17/2010- Shayne Ely
10/16/2010- Jared Zimbardi (Non-Points)
7/16/2011- Jared Zimbardi
8/27/2011- Wayne Johnson
7/14/2012- Jamie Collard
8/25/2012- Justin Barger
10/13/2012- Steve Poirier
7/20/2013- Jamie Collard
8/24/2013- Steve Poirier
10/19/2013- Bryan Howland
6/21/2014- Jared Zimbardi
7/19/2014- Steve Poirier

Patriot History at Cornwall:
Races: 4
7/19/2009- Alain Bergeron
7/18/2010- Steve Poirier
7/15/2012- Bryan Howland
8/25/2013- Jason Barney

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OCRS Warriors Headed To Southern Oklahoma Speedway

John Lemon
OCRS Public Relations

Tulsa Oklahoma (August 19, 2014)-
Oil Capital Racing Series sprint cars are heading to south central Oklahoma this Saturday night to John & Nicky Webb’s Southern Oklahoma Speedway where OCRS will conduct their second and final event for 2014 at the 3/8-mile oval track in Ardmore.

Mustang Oklahoma’s Shane Sellers pulled off a last lap, last turn pass on April 26th at SOS to earn his second career OCRS A-Feature score. Sellers is coming off a third place effort in last Saturday’s inaugural running of the Oklahoma Open Wheel Thunder Nationals at the Salina Highbanks Speedway. Alex Decamp won his fourth A-Feature of the year at the Highbanks Saturday while Brian “B-Mac” McClelland chased DeCamp to the very end for his stake to be on the podium.

Cagle Motorsports driver Andrew Deal continues to sit in the second spot in the 2014 overall points chase for the coveted Harold Leep Championship Trophy behind the Tire Factory pilot, Danny Smith. The series is down to the final seven events on the OCRS racing slate. Deal finished two places ahead of Smith in last weekend’s main event and trails by 64 points (1236-1172).  Neither driver has won an OCRS championship.

Saturday night will be the 17th event to be held on the OCRS schedule. Race fans will be in for a good night of sprint car racing entertainment from these lightweight, high-powered projectiles. Grab your friends by the carload and then bring them to the Southern Oklahoma Speedway and find out what the water cooler chat on Monday’s has been all about!

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360 Series Points
 
 
  URC 
Aug. 19
1. Davie Franek 1169
2. Randy West 1088
3. Ed Aikin 1032
4. Josh Weller 1027
5. Troy Betts 1007
6. Curt Michael 974
7. Brian Carber 969
8. Robbie Stillwaggon 907
9. Jonathan Swanson 867
10. Jimmy Stitzel 848
 
 ESS
Sept. 17
1. Steve Poirier  2060
2. Jason Barney  1826
3. Jeff Cook    1709
4. Matt Tanner  1593
5. Paul Kinney  1530
6. Chuck Hebing 1279
7. Cory Sparks   1105
8. Dave Axton    1032
9. Kevin Ward Jr. 987
10. Tommy Wickham     949
 
NCRA
July 28
1. Jeremy Campbell  2465
2. CJ Johnson  2430
3. Jon Freeman 2135
4. Jeff Stasa  2005
5. J.D. Johnson 1985
6. Jake Greider  1625
7. Raymond Seeman 1620
8. Jake Martens 1530
9. Jack Dover 1515
10. Luke Cranston 1400

SOS
Aug. 9
1. Glenn Styres 1438
2. Mitch Brown 1368
3. Keith Dempster 1201
4. Warren Mahoney 1126
5. Shawn Sliter 1112
6. Justin Martin 1102
7. Chris Jones 1084
8. Brad Lodge 1014
9. Bob Crawford 1008
10. Mike Ferrell 969

 

 

 

 

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