Don Lamberti Dedicates Bryan Clauson Suite Tower Elevator Tower to Gil Sonner!
Knoxville, IA, November 14, 2017 – Don Lamberti has been instrumental in the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum since its inception. His generosity has continued with the new Bryan Clauson Suite Tower project. The elevator tower will be dedicated to Don’s late friend, and National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductee, Gil Sonner. The elevator in the Bryan Clauson Suite Tower will be adorned with a plaque in Gil Sonner’s honor.
Gil was inducted into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in 2015. Though he was known as a Knoxville Raceway car owner for over fifty years, his cars also won races with the World of Outlaws, the All Stars and just about every other major series in the country. Gil’s cars won in eighteen different states with fifteen different drivers. Just a couple of his major wins included the 1996 King’s Royal at Eldora Speedway with Johnny Herrera and the 1983 Jackson Nationals with Rocky Hodges. Gil was inducted into the Knoxville Raceway Hall of Fame in 1986. His cars competed in fifty Knoxville Nationals.
“We’d like to thank Don Lamberti for his generous donation to this elevator tower. Nothing could be more special than him dedicating it in memory of his good lifelong friend and National Sprint Car Hall of Famer, Gil Sonner,” said Bob Baker, executive director of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum.
Construction on the Bryan Clauson Suite Tower is on schedule! The tower is tentatively scheduled for its grand opening on Wednesday, April 11, 2018!
Naming rights for suites are still available. For more information on how you can donate to the project or dedicate a suite in the Bryan Clauson Suite Tower, visit www.BCForever.com or call Bob Baker at the museum at 1-800-874-4488.
The “Missing Man Formation…Tribute to Bryan Clauson” limited quantity print is available online at www.sprintcarstuff.com or by calling the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum directly at 1-800-874-4488. Only 200 were printed, and quantities are dwindling!
Steve Irwin crowned 2017 Sprints On Dirt Champion
ERIE, MICHIGAN (November 14, 2017) – The curtain came down on the Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP 2017 season with the 38th Annual Awards Banquet at the Holiday Inn Battle Creek (MI) Saturday night with the last of the season's $76,535 points money and awards handed out.
The top 12 drivers in season points were led by Steve Irwin, now a two-time SOD champion. Irwin's share of 2017 points money and awards was $7,609. Irwin and wife/car owner Adrianna looked ready for to appear at a celebrity awards show in their vintage 50s-style at
2017 Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP Championship final points
1. Steve Irwin 1899
2. Thomas Schinderle 1826
3. Gregg Dalman 1770
4. Chris Jones 1426
5. Ryan Ruhl 1409
6. Jay Steinebach 1385
7. Robert Bulloch 1366
8. Andrew Scheid 1342
8. Andy Chehowski 1342
10. Mark Aldrich 1132
Jackson Motorplex Announces Ambitious 2018 Race Schedule
By Shawn Miller
JACKSON, Minn. (Nov. 13, 2017) - Jackson Motorplex will feature three classes of sprint cars - Midwest Sprint Touring Series 360 winged sprint cars, Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprints and NSL non-wing sprints - on Friday nights throughout the 2018 season.
The recently renovated 4/10-mile oval welcomes MSTS sprint cars nine times with four of those dates under the Midwest Power Series banner, which will pay $2,500 to win and $400 to start on May 25, June 22, July 13 and Aug. 17. All MSTS shows at Jackson Motorplex will pay $400 to start in 2018.
There will be numerous 410 Outlaw Sprint Cars events highlighted by the 40 th annual AGCO Jackson Nationals, which showcases the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series June 7-9 and pays $40,000 to win and $3,000 to start the finale.
The Lucas Oil Dirt Late Model Series makes its first-ever visit to Jackson Motorplex on Wednesday, July 18. The 50-lap main event pays $10,000 to win.
The Fall Classic will be a three-day event on Labor Day Weekend - Aug. 31 to Sept. 2 - that will showcase the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour all three nights, NSL non-wing sprint cars the opening night and 410 Outlaw Sprint Cars the final two nights.
RaceSaver sprints and NSL non-wing sprints will be showcased with a special season finale event on Sept. 21-22.
The season-opening Iowa Great Lakes Shootout is slated for May 11 and will feature 410 Outlaw Sprint Cars, Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprints and NSL non-wing sprints.
In other news, the Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprints track champion will receive $1,000.
ELIASON WINS GP SEASON FINALE – KAEDING WINS KWS-NARC CHAMPIONSHIP
By Jim Allen
Stockton, CA … Cory Eliason picked off the 34th Annual Tribute to Gary Patterson season finale and Bud Kaeding claimed his first King of the West-NARC championship in an exciting night of sprint car racing at Tony Noceti’s lightning fast Stockton Dirt Track.
Eliason, piloting the Antaya Motorsports Good Guys/Fuel Curve-sponsored Maxim, held off a flurry of late race challenges by Tim Kaeding to score his second KWS-NARC Fujitsu 30-lap feature of the season. This team also won the season opener on April 4th.
However, some of Eliason victory lane thunder may have been stolen by Bud Kaeding who claimed the King of the West-NARC championship by a single-point (910-909) over 15-year old driving sensation Gio Scelzi. It will be logged in the racing journals as the closest points chase in the sanctioning bodies history. Kaeding’s season long campaign came aboard Morrie Williams’ potent Alviso Rock Maxim.
Eliason started on the outside of the front row and won a drag race with Hoosier Tires dash winner Dominic Scelzi on the initial green to take the lead. He duplicated that effort five times for caution period restarts for minor incidents during the first 10-circuits. Once the field got sorted out, Tim Kaeding motored the Harley Van Dyke sprint car past Dominic Scelzi on lap 12 and began the process of reeling in the leader.
Slower traffic became a serious factor with a handful of laps to go and T. Kaeding got past Eliason for a single lap. Eliason returned the favor the next time around only to have the red flag come out with two to go. D. Scelzi was uninjured when his car vaulted up over turn three.
Once action resumed, Eliason set the winning standard for the two remaining two laps, chased by Kaeding, and 10th starter and fast qualifier Kyle Hirst in the Roth Motorsports KPC.
“We were in the running for the championship most of the season,” stated Eliason in victory lane. “It sure is nice to get the win and set the stage to come back strong next season.”
Gio Scelzi and Bud Kaeding, who posted identical times in qualifying and won their respective heat races, started the main event side-by-side in the third row. Scelzi battled to finish fourth in the sister Roth Motosports H & R Livestock Transport KPC, chased by Bill Balog in the Snow Racing Engines 7T. Kaeding kept his sights on Scelzi’s rear nerf bar throughout and scored sixth.
“It feels so good to finally win this title,” said a champagne-soaked Kaeding, a three-time runner-up in the series during the past three years. “I can’t say enough about my team and everyone who made this run possible. Gio was a great competitor and made us work hard all season long.”“
The balance of the top ten included Shane Golobic, DJ Netto, Chase Johnson and Sean Watts. Golobic efforts were notable in that he had to start at the back of the pack twice.
Heat races wins were claimed by Eliason, Kaeding, and Gio Scelzi.
KWS-NARC Fujitsu Feature Event (30 laps): Cory Eliason, Tim Kaeding, Kyle Hirst, Gio Scelzi, Bill Balog, Bud Kaeding, Shane Golobic, DJ Netto, Chase Johnson, Sean Watts, Bobby McMahan, Dominic Scelzi, Jenna Frazier, Pat Harvey, Nathan Rolfe, Jarrett Soares, Andy Forsberg, Justyn Cox, Buddy Kofoid.
KING OF THE WEST-NARC BRINGS TORRID CHAMPIONSHIP BATTLE TO STOCKTON
By James Allen
(11/6/17) Stockton, CA … The secret to any good book is an even greater ending. So if you’re looking for an exciting nail-biting conclusion to a thrilling open wheel action adventure, then the Stockton Dirt Track is the place to be on Saturday, November 11th. That’s when the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Sprint Car Series will write the final chapter on their ultra-competitive 2017 season with the 34th Annual Tribute to Gary Patterson.
ED NOTE: This event was originally scheduled for November 4th, but was rained out.
Race fans will be treated to an action-packed night of open wheel racing on a docket that also features the popular Sprint Car Challenge Tour (SCCT). Saturday afternoon activities at the San Joaquin Fairgrounds also feature a car show, live music and great food. The festivities kick off at high noon.
Not only has the King of the West-NARC series produced 10 different winners in 15 events, it showcases a torrid championship battle that probably will not be decided until the final lap of the season. What started as a season-long three-team battle for the King of the West-NARC title, has now boiled down to a two team slug-fest between Campbell’s Bud Kaeding and 15-year old driving sensation Gio Scelzi of Fresno in recent weeks.
This duo has swapped the lead in the standings five-times this season with Kaeding currently maintaining a slim 855-852 point lead. To put that margin in perspective, the two drivers could swap positions during qualifying.
Mathematically speaking, Kaeding, a two-time feature winner this season, can wrap up his first series title with a victory on Saturday. However, that is easier said than done in a series that has produced a constant supply of entertaining sprint car performances this season. Hanford’s Mitchell Faccinto was the latest driver to win on the circuit at Hanford (October 14th), becoming the third “first time” winner this year. Penngrove drivers Chase Johnson and Buddy Kofoid are the other two.
Knowing that the rest of the field is there to play the role of spoilers, both Kaeding and Scelzi know what needs to be done.
“I only have one option on Saturday night,” explained Scelzi, a three-time winner this season, who is looking to become the youngest winner in series history. “To put this thing away, I need to win the race so I can win the championship.”
“If you stop and think about it, there are way too many variables in play and that can divert my teams focus.” said Kaeding, who is chasing down his first KWS-NARC championship, after three-consecutive runner-up finishes. “I’m just going to go out and race my race.”
Also expected to compete at Stockton is Kingsburg’s Cory Eliason; DJ Netto of Hanford, and Kyle Hirst of Paradise. Hirst is also zeroing in on and can claim the Sprint Car Challenge Tour championship with a solid run with that division. He is one of many drivers who will be doing “double-duty” racing a 360 and 410 c.i. powered sprint car for both sanctioning bodies.
Others looking to improve their final positions in the standings include Bobby McMahan of Elk Grove; Atwater drivers Sean Watts and Nathan Rolfe; and Jarrett Soares of Discovery Bay.
The KWS-NARC program includes qualifying, four 10-lap heat races, the six-lap Hoosier Tires Dash; the 12-lap Flowmaster B-Main; followed by the 30-lap high stakes Fujitsu Sprint Car Series headliner.
Front gates open at 3:00 p.m. Qualifying will get underway at 5:00 p.m.
2017 KWS-NARC FUJITSU SERIES POINT STANDINGS
(After 15 races in the 16-race Series)
Bud Kaeding, Campbell (2) – 855
Giovanni Scelzi, Fresno (3) – 852
DJ Netto, Hanford (1) – 824
Cory Eliason, Kingsburg (1) – 819
Kyle Hirst, Paradise (2) – 731
Bobby McMahan, Elk Grove – 725
Sean Watts, Atwater – 705
Michael Kofoid, Penngrove (1) – 695
Jarrett Soares, Discovery Bay – 690
Nathan Rolfe, Atwater – 651
Chase Johnson, Penngrove (1) – 463
Shane Golobic, Fremont (2) – 463
Mitchell Faccinto, Hanford (1) – 454
Willie Croft, Sacramento – 450
Brent Bjork, Fremont – 399
Craig Stidham, Fresno – 353
Mathew Moles, Fresno – 315
Dominic Scelzi, Fresno – 299
Jason Statler, Grass Valley – 294
Jeremy Chisum, Fremont – 251
Kevin Swindell Racing and Spencer Bayston Continue Partnership in 2018
By Shawn Miller
GERMANTOWN, Tenn. (Oct. 31, 2017) - Kevin Swindell Racing is pleased to announce that Spencer Bayston will return as the team's primary driver in 2018.
Bayston has driven for the Swindell Speed Lab backed team since its inception in the fall of 2016. The team has earned two wins, 14 top fives and 18 top 10s in 35 races together.
"Spencer has done a great job driving for our team and we're thrilled to have him back in the seat in 2018," Kevin Swindell said. "We've been competitive since Day 1 and have been in contention for many wins. The more we race together the better we'll become so it's good to know that what we've been working on will continue to grow next year."
Bayston produced winged sprint car wins at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, on April 15 and Muskingum County Speedway in Zanesville, Ohio, on June 22 this season.
"We've only won two races, but we seem to put ourselves in contention to compete for a win week in and week out," he said. "It's a good feeling knowing every time I go to the track I don't have to worry we'll have a mechanical problem or a setup issue. Just to know the car is good and Kevin is able to make me comfortable is important in our success."
The duo plans to compete in approximately 40 sprint car races next season.
"We're looking to travel more and hit some bigger events," Bayston said. "We'd like to go to some of the premier events with the World of Outlaws and All Stars. I feel our equipment is capable at being competitive at events like that."
The team will wrap up the 2017 season this Thursday through Saturday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., for the Textron Off Road World Finals with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.
Rudeen Racing to Run Two-Car Team in 2018; Saldana and Malsam Named Drivers
By Whitney Thomas
INDIANAPOLIS (Oct. 30, 2017) – The Washington state based, Rudeen Racing has expanded to a two-car team for the upcoming 2018 season. Veteran driver, Joey Saldana, will pilot the No.26 Rudeen Racing machine, alongside Tayler Malsam, in the Rudeen Racing No.26R entry.
“I’m very excited to have Joey on board with Rudeen Racing for the upcoming season,” explained Kevin Rudeen, owner. “A driver as talented as him can elevate our team on and off the track. I’m really looking forward to seeing what Joey and Tayler can do out on the road next year.”
Saldana and team are scheduled to compete in roughly 60 events over the course of the year, starting with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car series during their West Coast swing. Saldana is slated to compete primarily with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car series, in conjunction with several Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions events, as well as other venues throughout the season. Rob Hart, who has previously worked with Rudeen Racing, will kick off the season as the highly experienced crew chief for the No.26 car.
“I’m looking forward to running for Kevin Rudeen and the Rudeen Racing No.26 next season,” commented Joey Saldana. “I’ve known Kevin for over 12 years now. We talked about racing together back in 2005, and it just wasn’t meant to be at the time. He and I stayed in touch over the years, and I eventually got to drive for him during the Winter Heat Series in 2015. This is great opportunity to run the schedule we want to as a team, and get some solid wins along the way.”
Malsam is also slated to fulfill a 60-plus race schedule for the 2018 season. The former NASCAR driver, has been with Rudeen Racing since 2005, piloting the No.26 throughout the years, whenever time away from his pavement career allowed. Malsam will be aboard the Rudeen Racing No.26R car, which will pay tribute to the late son of owner Kevin Rudeen. The Rayce Rudeen Foundation will be a large part of the No.26R team over the course of the season. Malsam plans to run a more fluid schedule, but will compete in the Midwest and on the West Coast. The crew chief for the No.26R team will be named at a later date.
“I’m really looking forward to getting back on the road next year,” explained Malsam. “The goal is to compete for wins every time we show up, and continue to gain as much experience as possible, night in, and night out. It will be great to have a vet like Joey to bounce stuff off of throughout the season.”
Follow along with Rudeen Racing (@RudeenRacing) on social media for schedule updates, results, highlights, news and more. Also, be on the lookout for a new and improved RudeenRacing.com in the coming weeks.
Sage Fruit Partners with TSR Beginning in 2018
INDIANAPOLIS (Oct. 30, 2017) – The Sage Fruit Company, a Pacific Northwest sales and marketing organization, in the tree fruit industry, announced today an agreement with Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing (TSR) beginning with the 2018 season.
The partnership includes an associate sponsorship on the TSR No. 15 driven by Donny Schatz and the TSR No. 14 driven by Tony Stewart. Schatz will embark on his 22nd season competing with the World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series in 2018 while Stewart is planning to compete in Sprint car races all across the United States.
“The Sage Fruit Company is very excited to be joining Tony Stewart Racing,” said Chuck Sinks, President, Sales and Marketing, Sage Fruit Company. “We are all big fans of auto racing, but Sprint cars have been our passion. We have been in the sport for the last 14 years, and to be able to partner with such a strong professional winning organization like TSR is only adding to our passion. We have admired Tony his entire racing career, whether it has been in the IRL, USAC, NASCAR or Sprint cars. Now, to be able to team with him and Donny Schatz is something that we look forward to. Donny is an outstanding driver and he obviously has a great crew behind him to be able to win nine championships. 2018 will be a great year.”
The announcement comes in advance of the Outlaws’ 2017 season finale at The Dirt Track at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway. Schatz will be looking to capture a series-best 20th WoO A-Feature victory in the Textron World Finals and wrap up his ninth WoO championship and eighth WoO title for TSR. The championship would be the team’s 22nd short-track-racing title overall.
“Having been involved in racing for most of my life, I have learned that the importance of relationships in this sport goes unmatched,” Stewart said. “Through their interest in and dedication to supporting Winged Sprint car racing, I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know Chuck and his team at Sage Fruit. I’m very proud to welcome them to Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing and to have them as part of our team. It’s exciting to have an opportunity to build on our friendship through our racing program and for Donny Schatz and I to carry their brand on our cars next season. We’re looking forward to working with Chuck and his entire Sage Fruit team.”
The partnership continues Sage Fruits’ involvement in short-track racing and commitment to Winged Sprint car racing. TSR has fielded a WoO team for 16 seasons and will look to continue leading the way in short-track racing both on the track and off in 2018. Both race schedules for 2018 and car schemes for the TSR Nos. 14 and 15 racecars will be released at a later date.
Max Stambaugh and Ray Marshall Motorsports part ways
By Fully Injected Motorsports:
ELIDA, OH (October 20, 2017) - Effective immediately, Max Stambaugh, the 2017 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Rookie of the Year, and Ray Marshall Motorsports have parted ways. A decision that did not come easy for the Elida native, Stambaugh is now in search of other opportunities to further his racing career. Despite the circumstance, Stambaugh and Ray Marshall Motorsports split on good terms, repeatedly thankful for the opportunities given to him.
"I can't thank Ray Marshall and his team enough for their support in 2017. Ray gave me an opportunity of a lifetime. I wouldn't have been able to complete my first All Star season without his help and dedication," Max Stambaugh explained, who earned 13 top-ten finishes with the All Stars in 2017, one being a top-five performance at Eldora Speedway. "Ray and I split on good terms and will continue to be friends. He's been around this sport a long time and has given a lot of people the opportunity to drive his equipment. I respect him as a person, as well as a car owner."
Stambaugh's future plans remain uncertain. Ideally, "Mad Max" would like to return to the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions full-time in 2018.
"Nothing is really set in stone just yet. My goal right now is to rejoin the All Stars in 2018. I am currently looking for other opportunities, but if a deal comes up that involves driving my own equipment, that is a definite possibility, as well," Stambaugh added. "We don't have a lot of time to waste, so the plan is to get started as soon as possible. I'm excited to see what the future brings. With a year of racing on the road under my belt, I'm confident 2018 will bring bigger and better things. I'm open to discuss all possibilities."
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2015 Wins: 5 (2 - Limaland Motorsports Park (OH) - NRA 360s; 1 - Butler Speedway (MI) - 410ci; 1 - I-96 Speedway (MI) - 410ci; 1 - Ohsweken Speedway (Canada) - 360ci)
2016 Wins: 2 (Waynesfield Raceway Park, I-96 Speedway)
2017 Stats: Clinched Arctic Cat All Star Rookie of the Year honors. Earned 13 top-ten finishes in 40 Arctic Cat All Star starts. Ended year fourth in All Star driver standings.
Butler & SOD to Require Full Containment Seats in 2018
QUINCY, MI (October 20, 2017) – Butler Speedway and Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP have jointly developed rules requiring all sprint cars racing with them to have full containment seats next season.
Butler and SOD have created the new, common seat rules in an effort to make compliance easier and practical for competitors. Every effort has been made to make the rules similar to those already in place for other tracks and series. Most competitors already use the seats, but in light of serious injuries and deaths that may have been decreased or even prevented through the use of the seats, the time has come to make them mandatory. The seat rule is in effect immediately; there will be no phase-in period.
In addition to the full containment seat requirement, both Butler and SOD will also strongly recommend the use of head and neck restraint systems in 2018.
Go to www.sprintsondirt.com and click on the Competitor Info tab to read the 2018 Sprints On Dirt rule book. The seat rule is section 2.2 in the book.
Christopher Bell charges from row six to win at Wayne County Speedway
ORRVILLE, OH (October 7, 2017) - Becoming the fifth different Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions winner in five starts at "Orrville's Historic Oval," Norman, Oklahoma's Christopher Bell hard charged from the inside of row six to score $5,000 on Saturday night at Wayne County Speedway. Bell took command for the first time on lap 22, surviving a battle with rising star, Spencer Bayston, the circuit prior. Knoxville (IA) Raceway track champion, Ian Madsen, chased Bell to the final checkers, followed by Broc Martin, Cole Duncan and Rob Chaney.
For Bell, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions triumph was the second of his 2017 season and the third of his career, last visiting victory lane during an appearance at Sharon (OH) Speedway on July 8.
"I'm just really thankful for the opportunity to drive this car for Ed Neumeister and the Linders," said Christopher Bell. "It's a true privilege to drive this thing."
Findlay, Ohio's Caleb Helms and the KCP Racing entry of Ian Madsen led the 26 starters to green on Saturday night at Wayne County Speedway. Madsen earned the early advantage, leading Caleb Helms and Brad Haudenschild by the flag stand to complete lap one.
A red flag on lap two slowed action for the first time. When green flag conditions resumed, it was Madsen returning to the top spot, now with the Swindell Speedlab entry of Spencer Bayston, who started eighth, and Wooster, Ohio's Broc Martin in tow. The top three raced nose-to-tail for the next six circuits until caution flags returned to the speedway on lap nine, ultimately resulting in an open red flag stop.
After a short pause while medics tended to a fan, Madsen led the field back to green, still in charge over Bayston and Martin. On lap 13, Christopher Bell, who charged ahead from the 11th position, drove around Martin to take third, now setting aim on Bayston and Ian Madsen.
By the midpoint of the 30-lapper, the three front-runners found themselves in a bumper-to-bumper battle for the lead. Soon enough, utilizing a textbook slider through turns three and four, Bayston made a bold move and drove under Madsen to take command on lap 17. One circuit later, Bell also found room and cruised by Madsen with a perfect slide job, this time through turns one and two.
Within two laps, Bell started to apply pressure on Bayston for the top spot, chasing the Lebanon, Indiana, native into traffic on lap 21. As the pair drag raced toward the flag stand to complete lap 22, Bell and Bayston made incidental contact causing the No. 39 of Bayston to flip wildly down the front straightaway. Bayston would walk away unharmed, but would not return to the speedway.
With little damage after the incidental contact with Bayston, a broken right rear shock, Christopher Bell drove on to score the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions victory unchallenged, leading laps 22 to 30 with Madsen and Martin in tow at the finish.
"I'm really disappointed that Spencer (Bayston) and I didn't get a chance to race that out," Bell said in victory lane. "It was going to be a really good race. He's a talented guy."
"The car wasn't the funnest to drive after that, but I had clean air," Bell said in regards to his car after the incident. "That's really big at a place like this, especially here because the corners are so tight. Being out front made it a lot easier even with the damage."
The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will conclude their 2017 season with a full weekend of competition on Friday and Saturday, October 13-14. Ending the year in the Buckeye State, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will launch their final weekend of action with a visit to Mansfield Motor Speedway in Mansfield on October 13, followed by a stop at the World's Greatest Dirt Track; the Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, on Saturday, October 14.
The Friday night visit to Mansfield Motor Speedway will feature double main events, as the Series' first visit in May was halted early due to Mother Nature.
A-Main (30 Laps) 1. Christopher Bell; 2. Ian Madsen; 3. Broc Martin; 4. Cole Duncan; 5. Rob Chaney; 6. Max Stambaugh; 7. Chad Kemenah; 8. Andrew Palker; 9. Ryan Smith; 10. Cap Henry; 11. Danny Mumaw; 12. Lee Jacobs; 13. Trevor Baker; 14. Brandon Spithaler; 15. Brent Matus; 16. Spencer Bayston; 17. Brad Haudenschild; 18. Brandon Matus; 19. Jordan Harble; 20. Ryan Broughton; 21. Travis Esh; 22. Caleb Helms; 23. Caleb Armstrong; 24. Stuart Brubaker; 25. Cale Conley; 26. Jordan Mackison.
Lap Leaders: Ian Madsen 1-16; Spencer Bayston 17-21; Christopher Bell 22-30.
GOLOBIC CAPTURES HIS SECOND KWS-NARC VICTORY OF SEASON AT OCEAN
October 7, 2017
(10/6/17) By Jim Allen, Watsonville, CA … Shane Golobic survived a heated open wheel battle with DJ Netto and went on to claim his second 30-lap King of the West-Fujitsu Sprint Car Series victory of the season at Ocean Speedway.
Golobic, who started fourth in the 22-car grid, chased down race long leader Netto in the late going in lap traffic. With only two-laps remaining, the two frontrunners battled side-by-side for position roaring into the first corner. Contact was made resulting in Netto flipping wildly over the turn one cushion. Netto required some medical attention after exiting his destroyed car, which ignited in a fireball.
On the restart, Golobic pulled away from the field and pocketed the $3000 payday for his Elk Grove Ford/Keith Day Trucking team. It was his seventh career King of the West-NARC victory.
“We both went into the first turn searching for the same real estate,” explained Golobic. “I always try to race clean and never want to win a race that way. I’m hope DJ understands that when he cools down.”
Netto was the class of the field from the initial green, chased by the freight train of Buddy Kofoid, Chase Johnson, Golobic, and Dominic Scelzi. As the race progressed, this group battled three-wide in traffic on occasion, until Golobic powered past Johnson for the runner-up spot going down the frontstretch at the halfway point. Scelzi sliced into third a lap later.
Golobic raced side-by-side with Scelzi for a handful of laps as the pair reeled in Netto in the waning laps, setting the stage for his winning move.
Scelzi had to settle for second place money in his SE Inc./Roth Motorsports-backed Schnee.
Fast qualifier Justin Sanders, started eighth in the grid and methodically drove his way into a solid third place finish at the checkered. Dash Winner Buddy Kofoid claimed fourth. Johnson rounded out the top five.
The next five drivers to cross the checkered were 10th starter Mitchell Faccinto, Kurt Nelson, Kyle Hirst, Gio Scelzi and Tim Kaeding.
The tight KWS-NARC championship points battle was reshuffled at Ocean Speedway. Third place driver Cory Eliason, who entered the event in third, only six-points behind Bud Kaeding in the standings, suffered mechanical problems early in the program. They were unable to start the semi. Kaeding ended up finishing 13th.
Scelzi, who finished ninth, regained the point lead over Kaeding by a slim 798-797 margin (unofficial) with two-races remaining on the schedule. Eliason is now 33 points out of the top spot.
Feature (30 laps): Shane Golobic, Dominic Scelzi, Justin Sanders, Michael Koifoid, Chase Johnson, Mitchell Faccinto, Kurt Nelson, Kyle Hirst, Gio Scelzi, Tim Kaeding, Bobby McMahan, Jason Statler, Bud Kaeding, Brent Kaeding, Sean Watts, Dustin Golobic, Jeremy Chisum, Nathan Rolfe, Jarrett Soares, DJ Netto, Brent Bjork, Richard Fajardo
Lap Leaders: Netto 1-28, Golobic 29-30
Attica Raceway Park to hand out $47,000 in point fund/contingency awards Nov. 18
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Friday, Sept. 29, 2017
ATTICA, Ohio – Attica Raceway Park will hand out $47,000 in point fund money and contingency awards at the season-ending banquet set for Saturday, Nov. 18 at the Attica Fairgrounds Reception Hall.
The top 10 in points in the Hammer Pallets 410 Sprints will share in point fund monies and contingency awards of $22,000 with champion Chris Andrews taking home $8,000. Devin Shiels will earn $5,000 as the champion of the Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Models with the top 10 in points sharing in $15,000 in point fund and contingency prizes. Fremont Fence 305 Sprints champion Paul Weaver will earn $3,000 with the top 10 in points sharing in $10,000.
Tickets to the banquet are $25 each and include the meal. Tickets must be purchased by Nov. 14; no tickets will be sold at the door. Call Rex LeJeune, Director of Operations at AtticaRacewayPark, at 419-680-5606.
Doors will open at the Attica Fairgrounds Reception hall at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 18 with the buffet dinner at 5 p.m. and the awards ceremony beginning at 6 p.m.
The top 10 in points for the 410 sprint division were: 1. Chris Andrews; 2. DJ Foos; 3. Stuart Brubaker; 4. Travis Philo; 5. Duane Zablocki; 6. Shawn Valenti; 7. Jody Keegan; 8. Jordan Ryan; 9. Dan McCarron; and 10. Jess Stiger. McCarron will also be honored as the division’s rookie of the year.
The top 10 in points for the 305 sprint division were: 1. Paul Weaver; 2. Kyle Capodice; 3. John Ivy; 4. Jamie Miller; 5. Seth Schneider; 6. Steve Rando; 7. Ricky Peterson; 7. Bobby Clark; 9. Jason Keckler; 10. Jordan Ryan. Chase Dunham will be honored as the division’s rookie of the year.
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1. Chad Kemenah 6640
2. Ryan Smith 6194
3. Caleb Armstrong 5950
4. Max Stambaugh 5672
5. Caleb Helms 5580
6. Brandon Spithaler 5235
7. T.J. Michael 5069
8. Brandon Matus 5004
9. John Garvin 4878
10. Tyler Esh 4789
June 16 Attica-PPD
June 17 Shaffer
June 19 Larson
June 20 Larson
June 21 Shaffer
June 22 Bayston
June 23 Rain
June 24 Duncan
2017 OSW Points
1. Tim Shaffer 930
2. Cole Duncan 916
3. Chad Kemenah 916
4. Carson Macedo 888
5. Ryan Smith 852
6. Caleb Armstrong 812
7. Lee Jacobs 806
8. Max Stambaugh 780
9. Andrew Palker 774
10. Caleb Helms 772
1. Ian Madsen 4520
2. Brian Brown 4267
3. Austin McCarl 3842
4. Brooke Tatnell 3723
5. Terry McCarl 3694
6. Lynton Jeffrey 3469
7. Matt Juhl 3242
8. Davey Heskin 3239
9. J. Schneiderman 3187
10. Tasker Phillips 2992
1. Bud Kaeding 855
2. Gio Scelzi 852
3. DJ Netto 824
4. Cory Eliason 819
5. Kyle Hirst 731
6. Bobby McMahan 725
7. Sean Watts 705
8. Michael Kofoid 695
9. Jarrett Soares 690
10. Nathan Rolfe 651
1. Brad Loyet 1591
2. Jim Moughan 1364
3. Mike Terry 1188
4. Jacob Patton 1154
5. Logan Faucon 1144
6. Paul Nienhiser 1124
7. A.J. Bruns 1074
8. J. Standridge 1016
9. Jake Blackhurst 978
10. Chris Urish 972
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