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WSS Heads To July 22nd Sunset Speedway Park Open Wheel Frenzy

By Ben Deatherage

Banks, Oregon- The Wingless Sprint Series makes their 2017 debut at Sunset Speedway Park this Saturday, July 22nd.  The tour will be apart of the Open Wheel Frenzy at the "Banks Bullring".  It is the fourth different facility that the WSS has visited this season.

The Wingless Sprint Series made two trips to SSP in their inaugural campaign last year.  Wayne Van Raden and Lance Hallmark would be the two drivers that would park it in victory lane.

Already this year there has been a healthy list of different winners.  Despite Kyle Miller collecting three victories, all at Cottage Grove, single race winners include Gary Lynch, Pat Canfield, Lance Hallmark, Lindsay Barney, and defending champion Rob Lindsey.

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Past Wingless Sprint Series Winners At Sunset Speedway Park
2016- Wayne Van Raden on July 23rd; Lance Hallmark on September 10th

Lance Hallmark- 1
Wayne Van Raden

Former Wingless Sprint Series Champions
2016- Rob Lindsey

2017 Wingless Sprint Series Schedule
May 6th-Madras Speedway-Madras, OR* (Gary Lynch)
May 20th-Cottage Grove Speedway-Cottage Grove, OR (Kyle Miller)
May 27th-Grays Harbor Raceway-Elma, WA (Pat Canfield)
June 10th-Grays Harbor Raceway-Elma, WA (Rob Lindsey)
June 17th-Cottage Grove Speedway-Cottage Grove, OR (Kyle Miller)
June 24th-Willamette Speedway-Lebanon, OR (Lance Hallmark)
July 8th-Cottage Grove Speedway-Cottage Grove, OR-Wingless Nationals (Kyle Miller)
July 15th-Madras Speedway-Madras, OR* (Lindsay Barney)
July 22nd-Sunset Speedway Park-Banks, OR
August 12th-Willamette Speedway-Lebanon, OR
August 19th-Madras Speedway-Madras, OR*
September 2nd-Coos Bay Speedway-Coos Bay, OR-Ironman Wingless Challenge
September 9th-Sunset Speedway Park-Banks, OR
*- Denotes Lynch Pro-Formance Products Wingless Sprint Mini-Series events

Wingless Sprint Series All-Time Win List:
Rob Lindsey-4
Kyle Miller
Lance Hallmark-3
Lindsay Barney- 2
Gary Lynch
Cooper Desbiens- 1
Wayne Van Raden



Grain Valley, MO (July 14, 2017) - In the last POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint Car show at Farmington, MO, Joe B. Miller dominated to only be found light at the scales taking away his win. Tonight at the Valley Speedway, Miller got redemption as he passed Zach Daum just past the midway point and went on to his second career win during the first night of Thunder in the Valley.

POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprints A-Main (25 laps): 1. Joe B. Miller; 2. Zach Daum; 3. Cody Baker; 4. Wyatt Burks; 5. Korey Weyant; 6. Clinton Boyles; 7. Chris Parkinson; 8. Rob Caho Jr.; 9. Ty Hulsey;  10. Mitchell Moore; 11. Rob Hockett; 12. Danny Thoman; 13. Taylor Walton-DNF; 14. Pete Palazzolo-DNF; 15. Brad Wyatt-DNF; 16. Tucker Klaasmeyer-DNF; 17. Chris Desselle-DNF; 18. Quinton Benson-DNF; 19. Chris Cochran-DNF; 20. Chad Tye-DNF.



Haubstadt, IN - July 11, 2017 -  Tri-State Speedway will be in action on Saturday night July 15th.  The track will be hosting what is scheduled to be the seventh and final round of USAC Indiana Sprint Week presented by Camping World.  Seven events were scheduled to be held at seven different dirt tracks across the state over a nine day period.  The feature each night pays $5,000 to win!

The first three races took four days to complete.  Friday night's opener at Gas City Speedway was postponed to Monday because of rain. Thomas Meseraull won the feature on Saturday night at Kokomo Speedway which had become the new location for opening night.  C. J  Leary won on Sunday at Lawrenceburg and again on Monday at Gas City.  Each event attracted full fields of cars with the highest car count maxing out at 45.

Race fans following this annual trek across the Hoosier landscape share in a cause reaching a level of Great Expectations. The final four races will no doubt continue to meet these expectations and also provide some unexpected excitement.   The four remaining races include stops at the Terre Haute Action Track, Putnamville's Lincoln Park Speedway, Bloomington Speedway, and Tri-State Speedway.  Each track will present the AMSOIL USAC sprint car drivers a quandary of totally different challenges.

There were 20 drivers that made the show all three times to start sprint week.  Two  collected victories.  The overall field of competitors remains strong!  So there are a number of capable drivers still looking to make a feature field or to take a win.  Carson Short picked up his first victory in USAC competition at last year's IN Sprint Week show at Haubstadt.  He was second in this year's ISW opener at Kokomo.  Brady Short won the sprint week race at Tri-State Speedway in 2015.  The 2016 USAC National Champion Brady Bacon is the defending Indiana Sprint Week Champion.

So far the events during Indiana Sprint Week have been fast and exciting.  Kevin Thomas Jr., Dave Darland, and Chase Stockon have displayed fast cars in setting fast time at the 3 events.  C. J. Leary's winning efforts propelled him into the lead in sprint week points.  However that lead is subject to change each night.  Thomas Meseraull is second in points heading into mid-week's racing.  Justin Grant continues to lead the USAC National Points.  Other drivers who have led sprint week features so far this year include Carson Short, Brady Bacon, Shane Cottle, and Robert Ballou.

Racing begins at 7:30 P.M.  The UMP Open Wheel Modifieds will also be featured on the program.  The modified drivers will have an added incentive in that they will be racing for $1,000 to win.  Their 25 lap feature will be held to conclude the program.


Justin Owen Takes 7th Waynesfield Dick Spencer Memorial
July 8, 2017

WAYNESFIELD, Ohio (7/8/17) – The 2017 Dick Spencer Memorial race started with a four-wide salute to the fans led by a member of the Spencer family driving a full-sized, street legal non-wing sprint car.  Following the salute, the 25 lap A-main was brought to green by Waynesfield regular Paul Dues and BOSS traveler Justin Owen.  Owen won the drag race into turn one and led the opening lap.  

Owen took off like a rocket ship early in the A pulling away from the field.  Owen’s lead did not seem to shorten until he came in contact with lap traffic.  Lap traffic slowed Owen a bit allowing the rest of the field to catch up.  Riley VanHise went for a wild ride with nine laps to go when he made contact with a safety tire near the entrance to the pit area.  

Contact with the tire forced it to begin to roll down the baking and come to a rest in the infield.  The field stayed yellow as VanHise was removed for the scene and the tire was put back into position.  VanHise was running fifth at the time of the incident. Back under green, Matt Westfall stole the show as he moved into third spot on the good jump coming to the restart.  

Westfall managed to gain the spots but fell back battling with multiple drivers at a time.  With five laps remaining in the feature, Owens led, Dues was second, Steve Little was third, Cooper Clouse, who started on the inside of row eight, was fourth, and Matt Westfall rounded at the top five.  The top three would remain the same as the double checkers flew.  Justin Owen claimed the 7th Dick Spencer Memorial win.  

Paul Dues finished in second with Cooper Clouse going 15th to third in the main.  Todd Keen, Paul Dues, Michael Fischesser, and Kyle Simon picked up the heat races.  Dallas Hewitt, who flipped during his heat race, and Chad Wilson claimed the B-mains.
BOSS VS Quest Federal Credit Union Non Wings
A-Main 1 -  (20 Laps)1. 4J-Justin Owen[2] ; 2. 87-Paul Dues[1] ; 3. 9x-Cooper Clouse[15] ; 4. 53-Steve Little[4] ; 5. 44-Michael Fischesser[8] ; 6. 54-Matt Westfall[19] ; 7. 69R-Dallas Hewitt[17] ; 8. 18-Todd Keen[6] ; 9. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[7] ; 10. 23S-Kyle Simon[5] ; 11. 24P-Nick Bilbee[10] ; 12. 19-Matt Cooley[14] ; 13. 24L-Lee Underwood[13] ; 14. 9G-Cody Gardner[9] ; 15. 14-Chad Wilson[18] ; 16. 82-Mike Miller[20] ; 17. 9N-Luke Hall[21] ; 18. 77-Dustin Smith[11] ; 19. 1J-Jeremy Stambaugh[12] ; 20. 32-Garrett Abrms[22] ; 21. 42-Ty  Tilton[16] ; 22. 96-Riley VanHise[3]


7th Dick Spencer Memorial Saturday

WAYNESFIELD, Ohio (7/6/17) – The non-wing sprints will take center stage this weekend at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio.  The 7th running of the Dick Spencer Memorial will celebrate the life of former racer and friend Dick Spencer.  The tribute to Spencer will be headlined by a non-wing showdown between the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series and the weekly Quest Federal Credit Union Non-Wing sprints. The A-main will pay $1500 to win and $250 to start.  Coming into the race, Dustin Smith currently holds an 8-point lead over Justin Owen in BOSS points.  Waynesfield regular Paul Dues sits just outside the top five.  In Waynesfield points, Luke Hall holds a 6-point lead over Dallas Hewitt coming into the weekend.
All of the other Waynesfield weekly classes will be in attendance including the Performance Powder Coating AMSA Mini Sprints, Satellite Connections UMP Modifieds, Block Insurance Tough Trucks, and the Indian Lake Outfitter Compacts.
In the spirit of giving back to the sport, the Spencer family will be on-hand with numerous giveaways for the young race fans in attendance.  Bicycles, remote control cars, candy and more will be raffled off during intermission.
Adult general admission is just $15.  Young fans aged 11-15 are admitted for $6 with everyone under the age of ten admitted for FREE.  Pit passes are available to anyone for $30.
Pit gate opens at 3PM; grandstands at 4PM.  Cars hit the track for hot laps at 6PM with the first green flag of the night flying at 7PM.


Haubstadt, IN - July 2, 2017 -  The Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series raced at the Tri-State Speedway Sunday night as part of the "Sprint Stampede."  Portions of the evening's racing program were organized to recognize the 60th Anniversary of the speedway.  An appearance of vintage race cars welcomed the crowd as part of the opening ceremonies which included an interview with track operator Tom Helfrich.  The racing to follow was accentuated by the MOWA Winged Sprint Cars and the UMP Open Wheel Modifieds.

Feature time came up first for the Midwest Sprint Cars.  The feature was for the traditional 25 lap distance.  A three car race for the top spot showed promise of becoming a five car scramble for the $2,500 to win.  Kyle Cummins of Princeton, IN, led the first lap but Kevin Thomas Jr, gassed it and assumed the lead.  Thomas was coming off a MSCS victory the night before.  His On the Gass owned sprint held the lead for the next 9 laps.

However, Cummins was still on a mission, had a new engine, and retook the lead after a restart at the halfway mark.  Then it was Thomas Meseraull's turn to lead and he was wheeling one fast race car.  Cummins hung on and the leaders caught the back markers in the field.  That bit of congestion played a role in allowing Cummins to seize a victory.  It was his first in the 2017 MSCS campaign.  The front runners lived up to the promise a stampede promotes!  Meseraull would finish second.

With the race being on the night of the track's anniversary, perhaps it was fitting that the first two teams were backed and owned by families among those that have participated at the track for 2 or 3 generations.  Following the Cummins and the Briscoe Sprinter was that of Robert Ballou.  The California driver is no stranger to Haubstadt fans either.  Ballou had started thirteenth and in finishing third he earned the Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger of the Race Award.

Brady Short would finish the main in fourth place just ahead of season long rival Carson Short.  Carson Short had the overall best time in group qualifying with a 13.754 second lap.  Donny Brackett and Chet Williams were also very busy passing cars with each driver gaining 8 spots.  The second five included Jarett Andretti in sixth followed by  Kevin Thomas Jr., Brackett, Aric Gentry, and Williams.  Rookie Stephen Schnapf was eleventh.

The three heat races were victorious runs for Thomas Meseraull, Brian Karraker, and Kyle Cummins.  Those three drivers joined MSCS Points leader Carson Short in a special anniversary night trophy dash.  It was like another Blast from the Past with Meseraull winning over Short.

The MOWA Winged Sprints completed their feature with Bloomington, IN, driver Kody Kinser winning the feature.  He had topped qualifying with the quickest time for the entire evening with a 12.739 lap.  Justin Peck finished second followed by Brad Loyet, Mike Terry Jr., and A.J. Bruns.  Critter Malone was sixth.  The three heat races were won by drivers with extensive non wing experience.  Dakota Jackson, Landon Simon, and Chase Stockon certainly displayed their versatility at the wheel.

The next event at Tri-State Speedway will be the USAC Indiana Sprint Week Show on Saturday July 15th.

Feature (25 Laps)  Kyle Cummins, Thomas Meseraull, Robert Ballou, Brady Short, Carson Short, Jarett Andretti, Kevin Thomas Jr., Donny Brackett, Aric Gentry,
Chet Williams, Stephen Schnapf, Chase Stockon, Isaac Chapple, Brian Karraker, Garrett Aitken, Brandon Mattox, C. J. Leary, Kent Schmidt, Brian Wallace, Kendall Ruble, Jadon Rogers



Putnamville, IN - July 1, 2017 -  It was one of those race nights supplied with all the necessary ingredients that makes sprint car racing an exciting sport to watch.  Track conditions changed from hot laps to race time.  There was a lot of action in the heat races and a battle to the finish in the feature.  Kevin Thomas Jr. prevailed to take the victory in the 30 lap "Bill Gardner Sprintacular" which is hosted by the Lincoln Park Speedway each season.  It was his sixth career victory in racing with the Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series

A restart in the feature with only seven laps remaining provided the opportunity Thomas needed to take the lead from Thomas Meseraull.  Thomas had the speed in his 9K sprinter to complete the task while California driver Ryan Bernal won the ensuing battle for second place over Meseraull.  Meseraull was third in the Briscoe 5 Sprinter.  Kody Swanson finished fourth while Jon Stanbrough claimed fifth in the 21 car field.  A.J. Hopkins brought the 4J Motorsports entry home in
sixth.  Hopkins led the first 3 laps.  The remainder of the top ten included MSCS Points leader Carson Short, Shane Cottle, Brady Short, and Chase Stockon.

Accomplishments from the racing were marked by some stupendous driving through traffic.  Ryan Bernal took the 17GP sprint on a ride up through most of the field.  He had started eighteenth and gained 16 positions.  The crafty driver was the Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger of the Race.  Carson Short was in a hurry also in coming from a 21st and provisional starting position  to finish seventh, a gain of 14 positions.  The Wilwood Tuff Brakes Award was given to Robert Ballou.  Ballou finished eleventh despite needing to visit the work area to replace a flat rear tire.  Earlier he was very competitive and working toward a top five or ten finish.

The forty car field was divided into five preliminary heat races.  Those initial and important victories went to A.J. Hopkins, Kent Schmidt, Garrett Aitken, Thomas Meseraull, and Kevin Thomas Jr. Aitken, a rookie with the series, went out to qualify with group three and  was credited with being the top overall qualifier with a lap of 14.084.  Chase Stockon also turned a lap at that speed but was in group four.

There were two more opportunities for drivers to race.  Kyle Robbins won the C Main over Zach Hampton with the top five transferring to the B Main.  Robert Ballou was the fastest in winning the B Main with  twenty cars participating.

MSCS has no other events schedule during the month of July.  The series will return to action on August 5th.  That date is an important occasion on the schedule for MSCS and Tri-State Speedway. It will be the running of the Hoosier Sprint Nationals.  The winner will be looking at a $5,000 check.  This race continues a Haubstadt  tradition that has continued into a thirteenth season.  MSCS will return to Lincoln Park Speedway for a final 2017 appearance there on August 12th.

A Main (30 Laps) - Kevin Thomas Jr., Ryan Bernal, Thomas Meseraull, Kody Swanson, Jon Stanbrough,  A.J. Hopkins, Carson Short, Shane Cottle, Brady Short, Chase Stockon, Robert Ballou, Garrett Aitken, Hunter Schuerenberg, Isaac Chapple, Jarett Andretti, Brent Beauchamp, Kent Schmidt, Matt Westfall, Matt McDonald, C.J. Leary, Tyler Hewitt


25th Annual Earl & Ethel Kouba Memorial Is A Tradition
By Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director
The Kouba Memorial is typically one of the biggest events on the UMSS schedule each year and has a long, storied tradition as one of the more prestigious races in the Upper Midwest for sprint cars.  The 2017 edition, which will be the 25th Annual, will return to the Cedar Lake Speedway as part of the popular World of Outlaws racing weekend on July 7.  For the 25th edition, the Memorial race will feature the UMSS Traditional Sprint Car Series.  Current Kouba family members racing in the Traditional sprint car division include Jimmy Kouba, Jake Kouba, Joseph Kouba and Anna Hippe (Kouba).  Anna's dad Joe is the crew chief on her car.  So it is only fitting to highlight the Traditional sprint cars in what will be their largest purse and highest first place payout in the history of the popular non-winged sprint car series.  The Friday night July 7 program will feature the Earl & Ethel Kouba Memorial 25 lap feature paying $1,025 to win!
A total of five different tracks have hosted the event for both winged and non-winged sprint cars including Jackson Speedway, Cedar Lake Speedway, Princeton Speedway, North Central Speedway and St. Croix Valley Raceway.  For the first time in the 25 year history of this race, the primary focus will be on the non-winged sprints racing under the UMSS Traditional Sprint Car Series banner.  The Traditional sprints have raced at the Cedar Lake Speedway six times so far in 2017.  Jeremy Kerzman has dominated the three nights he has been at CLS with a clean sweep each night.  Both Jimmy and Jake Kouba (father and son) have picked up one win this season at Cedar Lake while Cam Schafer won on opening night.
Last year the Kouba Memorial for the Traditional sprints paid a then record $1,000 to win with a total purse of over $6,000.  Jeremy Kerzman captured the victory and the top prize last July.  This year the first place payout has another $25 added to symbolize the 25th annual edition of this race, but several of the remaining pay positions have also been increased with a total purse in excess of $6,500.  Since adding the Traditional sprints to the Kouba Memorial back in 2014, previous winners include Mike Mueller, Chase Viebrock, Rob Caho, Jr. and as mentioned earlier Jeremy Kerzman.  Mueller and Viebrock won Ethel Kouba Memorial features at Princeton in 2014 and 2015 while Viebrock and Caho won Earl Kouba Memorial features in 2014 and 2015.  Kerzman won the Ethel Kouba Memorial at Cedar Lake last July.  Since the inception of this class of cars back in 2011, the UMSS Traditional sprints have grown in popularity.  Just last Saturday night July 1 at Cedar Lake, a season high 23 cars were on hand.
The Kouba family does an outstanding job each year securing sponsorship money for this event.  In addition to the base purse offered by the Cedar Lake Speedway, the following sponsors have generously donated to help make this night a well-paying event:  GRP Motorsports, Gillund Enterprises/Justice Brothers, Protofab, Bevlor Utilities and the Kouba family (Jimmy, Joe & Judy).
Racers and fans will certainly want to attend what should be a tremendous weekend of sprint car racing on July 7 & 8 at the Cedar Lake Speedway featuring the World of Outlaws, the UMSS Traditional sprints and the UMSS winged sprints.
Earl & Ethel Kouba Memorial UMSS Traditional Feature Payout: 1)$1,025, 2)$700, 3)$600, 4)$500, 5)$400, 6)$350, 7)$300, 8)$275, 9)$250, 10-15)$225, 16-20)$155.


Jimmy Kouba Picks Up Where He Left Off
Menomonie, WI
By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director (6-30-17)
With a couple of rain-outs and some planned time off in the month of June, it had been about a month since the UMSS Traditional Sprint Car Series had raced.  The longer than expected layoff did not phase Jimmy Kouba, as he picked up right where he left off, that is in Rock Auto Victory Lane.  Kouba had won back on May 28 at Eagle Valley, and on Friday night June 30 the veteran driver kept his streak intact when all led all the way at the Red Cedar Speedway.  Jimmy's son Jake had defeated his dad at Red Cedar on May 26, so it was time for dad to return the favor and finish first.  Jake finished second making it a perfect reverse of their finishing positions a month earlier.  Some rain delayed the start of the racing program for over an hour, but the weather cooperated and the track crew managed to prepare the racing surface in order for racing action to take place.
A decent field of fifteen Traditional sprints were on hand to kick off a double header racing weekend in western Wisconsin.  Two heat races were run with Mike Mueller and Jake Kouba picking up the wins.  Jimmy Kouba and Mueller drew the front row for the feature.  Given the late start and pending curfew, the feature race was reduced to 20 laps instead of the usual 25 lap distance.  Jimmy Kouba took the lead, a lead he would never relinquish on his way to his third Traditional sprint car feature win of the season and his 11th career TSCS triumph.  On several occasions, Jake Kouba challenged his dad for the top spot but eventually had to settle for the runner-up position in the nonstop main event.  Mueller rode home in third ahead of Anna Hippe and Jon Lewerer.  Ty Sampair came from 11th to finish sixth.  Joseph Kouba, Bryan Roach, Scott Brandt and Blake Anderson completed the top ten.
The Traditional sprints then headed for the Cedar Lake Speedway the following night in order to complete their two-race weekend.  Keep tabs on all of the UMSS Traditional sprint car action by visiting our website at and clicking on the blue logo or by following us on Facebook.
UMSS TSCS Race Results - Red Cedar Speedway June 30, 2017 (Race #9)
A Feature 1 (20 Laps): 1. 2K-Jimmy Kouba, [1]; 2. 6-Jake Kouba, [3]; 3. 87-Mike Mueller, [2]; 4. 16-Anna Hippe, [6]; 5. 69S-Jon Lewerer, [8]; 6. N1-Ty Sampair, [11]; 7. 55-Joseph Kouba, [5]; 8. 99-Bryan Roach, [7]; 9. 7-Scott Brandt, [13]; 10. 12X-Blake Anderson, [14]; 11. 34-Denny Stordahl, [9]; 12. 29-Hunter Custer, [10]; 13. 00-Kyle Finnegan, [12]; 14. 95-Trevor Redding, [15]; 15. (DNF) 14-Cam Schafer, [4]
Lap Leader: Jimmy Kouba 1-20. No cautions.



Farmington, MO (July 1, 2017) - After dominating the 25 lap POWRi Lucas Oil WAR/WAR East A-Main at St. Francois County Raceway, Joe B. Miller came up light at the scales allowing runner-up Korey Weyant to be declared the winner of the "Border War" between the WAR and WAR East Leagues.

POWRi Lucas Oil WAR & WAR East Sprint A-Main - 25 laps: 1. 99-Korey Weyant (5); 2. 24-Landon Simon (8); 3. 11W-Wyatt Burks (3); 4. 65-Chris Parkinson (6); 5. 15B-Quinton Benson (2); 6. 99G-Scottie Gretzmacher (11); 7. 56-Mitchell Davis (13); 8. 8D-Terry Babb (18); 9. 22S-Slater Helt (4); 10. 93-Steve Mahannah (9); 11. 52F-Logan Faucon (7); 12. 24X-Keith Burch (15); 13. 77K-Katlynn Leer (14); 14. 20-Steve Thomas (12); 15. 82-Vinny Ward (16); 16. 42-Warren Johnson (10)-DNF; 17. 7S-Wade Seiler (17)-DNF; 18. 72-Kevin Petty -DNS; 19. 1-Mitch Wissmiller -DNS; 20. 51B-Joe B. Miller (1)-DQ


Haubstadt, IN - June 28, 2017 -  The Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series is poised  for two big nights of pre-holiday racing activity before joining everyone in celebrating the Fourth of July.  Non-wing sprint car owners and drivers have the second opportunity this season to race with MSCS at two different tracks on successive nights.  The Saturday and Sunday night events are at Lincoln Park Speedway and Tri-State Speedway.  The two Indiana tracks are separated by a mere two hour drive.  That close proximity should permit a lot of sprint car fans to attend and support both races.  It will also be interesting to see how many race teams make both stops.

Saturday night the MSCS Sprints will unload to race at Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville, IN.  The racing program at Lincoln Park Speedway is the third annual event named in honor of Bill Gardner who was the founder of the Indiana Open Wheel website which has become a popular forum.  The "Bill Gardner Sprintacular" is a two day show with the USAC Sprints racing on Friday night and the MSCS Sprints closing out the event by racing on Saturday night July 1st.  Both races pay well!  The MSCS feature on Saturday pays $3,000 to win!

Then Sunday night the MSCS Sprints will appear at the Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, IN.  This is year number five for the "Sprint Car Stampede."  The track will also be taking this opportunity to celebrate its 60th year of continuous operation.  The achievement is remarkable in that for generations the Helfrich family has nurtured and watched over the operation of this facility.  The July 2nd   program will be extra special.  During the evening the more traditional MSCS sprints will share the oval with the high flying MOWA Winged Sprint Cars and the UMP Open Wheel Modifieds.  The MSCS feature Sunday pays $2,500 to win!  The program will also have an added nostalgic touch featuring a Blast from the Past..

MSCS has already completed the first half of the 2017 season.  There are eight races left on the schedule.  Drivers joining or returning to race with the series still have ample time to climb up through the standings.  The purchase of a MSCS driver license is not required.  Drivers are also welcome to compete using a lower priced temporary permit.

After the MSCS appearance at the Brownstown Speedway the MSCS Points Standings tightened.  Carson Short continues to lead the standings but Brady Short, using a win at Brownstown, has closed to within 7 points.  Brandon Morin is currently in third.  Morin , a former MSCS Rookie of the Year, led the points at midseason last year before finishing out the season in third.  He currently finds himself closely pursued by Brandon Mattox, Max McGhee, Kyle Cummins, and Dakota Jackson.  One race could completely redistribute the order for these 5 drivers.  Points earned over two races could really be a factor.

Thomas Meseraull won the "Bill Gardner Sprintacular" last season.  Chase Stockon won the "Sprint Stampede" when last held in 2015.  Stockon heads the MSCS winner's list this season with two.  Both of those wins were at Tri-State Speedway.

Racing gets underway at 7 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time Saturday at Putnamville.  Racing Sunday at Tri-State Speedway begins at 7:30 Central Daylight Time.  Group qualifying is set for an hour earlier each night.


Stockton Dirt Track up next for the C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour on Sunday July 2

By Gary Thomas

Stockton, CA – June 27, 2017…Coming off a thrilling event in Petaluma a few weeks ago the C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour is set to venture to the Stockton Dirt Track this Sunday July 2 for the Jimmy Sills Classic.

Sunday’s outing marks round seven in the battle for the championship and the second of three appearances to the centrally located San Joaquin County Fairgrounds based facility. During the night a giant fireworks show will take place to help commemorate Independence Day weekend.

In his storied career Jimmy Sills tallied a number of major accomplishments including six wins at the Skagit Speedway Dirt Cup in Washington, which ranks number one all time at the prestigious event. One of his more revered wins at the race came in 1980 when he ran the alphabet soup from the D-main to beat out the late great Gary Patterson for the victory.

In addition to that and his three USAC Silver Crown titles, the “Professor” has also scored wins at the Mini Gold Cup, the Oval Nationals, Grand Annual Sprint Car Classic, the Jayhawk Nationals, Ohio Speedweek, the Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial, Tribute to Gary Patterson and countless other major events. In 1983 he captured a preliminary night at the prestigious Knoxville Nationals and went on to finish fifth in the Saturday finale.

Sills was also the all-time leader in victories at the now defunct Baylands Raceway Park and throughout the years has claimed wins in the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. All in all the Elverta, California resident has been one of the most respected short track racers to ever come out of the Golden State and we look forward to honoring him this Saturday night. Sills was bestowed one of the highest honors a driver can receive when he was inducted into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in 2006.

Last time out at Petaluma Speedway on June 10 Palo Cedro’s Casey McClain earned his first career C&H Veteran Ent. presents the Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour victory. McClain held off two-time winners thus far Austin Liggett and Klint Simpson to score the big triumph.

During the most recent event held at the Stockton Dirt Track in May, Liggett and Simpson had a tremendous battle for the lead, until Simpson was knocked out of contention by a stalled car. Liggett went on to take the checkered flag for his third career Stockton victory.

More drivers set to invade Stockton on Sunday will include Terry Schank Jr., Zachary Kavert, Troy Degaton, Angelique Bell, Brent Steck, Thomas Leiby, Dan Hayes, Chris Kerr, Shayna Sylvia, Ryan Siverling, Sparky Howard, Tim Sherman Jr., Ryan Souza, Nick Larson, Adam Christian Williams Fatu and more.

The front gate of the Stockton Dirt Track will open at 4pm on Sunday July 2, with racing at 7pm. All seating is general admission during the night with adult tickets $25, kids 5 to 10 will be $10 and four and under are free.

The Stockton Dirt Track is a lightning fast 4/10 mile clay oval located on the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds in Stockton, California. The physical address is 1658 S Airport Way, Stockton, CA 95206. For information on the speedway visit


Mark Smith Pockets $5,000 Ultimate Wingless Shootout Victory at Weedsport Speedway
WEEDSPORT, NY (June 26, 2017) – Despite a small passing rain shower early in the evening, Weedsport Speedway finally put together its first event of the season with Mark Smith beating Larry Wight for the $5,000 top prize in the ESS/URC Ultimate Wingless Shootout presented by Big Dog Country 103.5 FM.

Smith snagged the lead from Wight on lap 5 of the 25-lap affair, after Wight hopped the cushion in the first turn.

From there, Smith would not be stopped as he charged away to the victory aboard his No. 55 sprinter.

Wight would battle back however to take the runner-up position away from Coleman Gulick in the late stages, but fell short of Smith in the final order.

Gulick held on for third ahead of Lucas Wolfe and Chuck Hebing in the front five positions.  Dave Axton, Darryl Ruggles, Johnathan Preston, Thomas Radivoy, and Jimmy Stitzel finished the top ten.

A total of 24 wingless 360 Sprint Cars were in the pit area Sunday from both the ESS and URC Sprint Car clubs, with 20 of the machines taking the green flag for the 25-lap main.

Robbie Shuttleworth and Tyler Cartier would not make it through hot laps as both cars received heavy damage following incidents.

Shuttleworth tagged the fourth turn wall early on in the No. 11 while Cartier cartwheeled his No. 23 305 sprint over the first turn fence and into a set of trees outlining the Speedway.  Both drivers were ok, but done for the night.

There was action all night long, including just before the green flag of the A-Main as Axton and Gulick tangled taking their starting positions following the traditional 4-wide salute.  Axton’s No. 2 would topple over on the back-stretch due to contact with the Gulick No. 14.  Both drivers were ok, and each car continued on to the green flag.

Kelly Hebing and Smith would start the Ultimate Wingless Shootout main event from the front row, but it was “Lightning” Larry Wight from the fourth position storming to the lead by the end of lap 1 in the No. 99L.

Wight would lead Smith, Gulick, Hebing, and Carmen Perigo Jr. in the early stages before Perigo would bring out the second red flag of the feature go as he rolled over into the first corner on lap 4.  Perigo was testing the high side in the No. 21, looking for the fourth position on Hebing when he backed into the fence and went over.  Perigo was also ok, but done for the remainder of the feature event.

Back to green, Wight continued to lead the way in front of Smith, Gulick, Hebing, and now Axton, who was upside down earlier on.  However, another red flag would fly on lap 4 for a multiple car accident at two separate points on the Speedway.

Scott Wagner’s No. 21W would flip in turn three just as Hebing and Bill Unglert would touch wheels on the front stretch, collecting Lee Ladouceur’s No. 51 in the process.

Despite a couple wild rides, all drivers would again escape injury free, but only Ladouceur was able to continue on in the No. 51.

With green lights on one more time Wight continued to lead the pack, but not for long, as the No. 99L jumped the cushion in turn one allowing both Smith and Gulick to find their way by into the top two positions.

With Wight now working to regain positions, Smith had a commanding lead by halfway over Gulick, Wight, Wolfe, Ladouceur, Axton, Ruggles, Chuck Hebing, Preston, and Stitzel.

As Smith continued to charge out front, the battle on the Speedway was for the runner-up position between Gulick and Wight, a battle that Wight would eventually win.  As the laps wound down, Wight was now in the runner-up position trying to give chase to leader Smith in traffic, but it would prove too little too late, as Smith ran away to the $5,000 pay day.

Joey Biasi and TJ Karlsen joined Shuttleworth and Cartier as drivers that would fail to start the night’s main event.  

Biasi tumbled in the third heat race of the evening while Karlsen was sidelined with motor issues.

Karlsen was looking to make his first main event start in some 23 years.  His son Erik finished the main event in the 11th position.

Qualifying heat wins went to Smith, Wight, and Perigo Jr.

ESS/URC Wingless Sprints

A-Main (25-laps):1. Mark Smith, 2. Larry Wight, 3. Coleman Gulick, 4. Lucas Wolfe, 5. Chuck Hebing, 6. Dave Axton, 7. Darryl Ruggles, 8. Johnathan Preston, 9. Thomas Radivoy, 10. Jimmy Stitzel, 11. Erik Karlsen, 12. Paul Pekkonen, 13. Carmen Perigo Jr., 14. Kelly Hebing, 15. Bill Unglert, 16. Dan Douville, 17. Scott Wagner, 18. Eric Jennings, 19. Chad Miller, 20. Lee Ladouceur, (DQ) Robbie Shuttleworth, Tyler Cartier, Joey Biasi Jr., TJ Karlsen (DNS)



Brownstown, IL (June 24, 2017) - Chris Windom took the lead coming off of Turn 4 on the white flag lap to score his first POWRi Lucas Oil WAR East Sprints win at Fayette County Speedway on Saturday night.

A-Main (25 laps): 1. Chris Windom; 2. Korey Weyant; 3. Mitch Wissmiller; 4. Mario Clouser; 5. Terry Babb; 6. Aric Gentry; 7. James Lyerla; 8. Landon Simon; 9. Chet Williams; 10. Mitchell Davis; 11. Slater Helt; 12. Steve Thomas; 13. Tommy Rockwell; 14. Brad Wyatt; 15. Buddy Lowther; 16. Chuck Walker; 17. Al Thomas; 18. Isaac Chapple, DNF; 19. Zach Daum, DNF.


Wingless Sprint Series Returns To Willamette On June 24th

By Ben Deatherage

Lebanon, Oregon- The busy portion of the 2017 Wingless Sprint Series schedule continues to roll right along.  After two exciting installments in the past two weeks the tour heads to Willamette Speedway on Saturday, June 24th.  It marks the first of two planned events with the series at the Lebanon, Oregon facility.

The WSS was supposed to visit the historic 1/3-mile clay oval twice last year but one of the trips fell to weather.  However, one race was completed and would witness Rob Lindsey be the winner.

Five races have been completed thus far on the current schedule and there has been four different winners.  Kyle Miller has the most, with two, after grabbing both wins at Cottage Grove Speedway.  Single race winners include Pat Canfield, Rob Lindsey, and Gary Lynch.

Be sure and visit for the latest stories, news, points, and more regarding the Wingless Sprint Series. Also, check out the series on Facebook by visiting “Wingless Sprint Series” or “Northwest Wingless Tour” and clicking “Like”.

Former Wingless Sprint Series Feature Winners At Willamette Speedway
2016- Rob Lindsey on August 6th

Former Wingless Sprint Series Champions
2016- Rob Lindsey

2017 Wingless Sprint Series Schedule
May 6th-Madras Speedway-Madras, OR* (Gary Lynch)
May 20th-Cottage Grove Speedway-Cottage Grove, OR (Kyle Miller)
May 27th-Grays Harbor Raceway-Elma, WA (Pat Canfield)
June 10th-Grays Harbor Raceway-Elma, WA (Rob Lindsey)
June 17th-Cottage Grove Speedway-Cottage Grove, OR (Kyle Miller)
June 24th-Willamette Speedway-Lebanon, OR
July 8th-Cottage Grove Speedway-Cottage Grove, OR-Wingless Nationals
July 15th-Madras Speedway-Madras, OR*
July 22nd-Sunset Speedway Park-Banks, OR
August 12th-Willamette Speedway-Lebanon, OR
August 19th-Madras Speedway-Madras, OR*
September 2nd-Coos Bay Speedway-Coos Bay, OR-Ironman Wingless Challenge
September 9th-Sunset Speedway Park-Banks, OR
*- Denotes Lynch Pro-Formance Products Wingless Sprint Mini-Series events

Wingless Sprint Series All-Time Win List:
Rob Lindsey-4
Lance Hallmark-2
Gary Lynch
Kyle Miller
Lindsay Barney-1
Cooper Desbiens
Wayne Van Raden


Wheatland, MO (June 16, 2017) - After missing a handful of POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint shows over the past couple of weeks, Clinton Boyles returned to the league and found himself in victory lane on Saturday night at Lucas Oil Speedway for the first time.

A-Main - 25 laps 1. Clinton Boyles; 2. Korey Weyant; 3. Wyatt Burks; 4. Katlynn Leer; 5. Craig Carroll; 6. Slater Helt; 7. Warren Johnson; 8. Chris Parkinson; 9. Rob Hockett; 10. Steve Thomas; 11. Quinton Benson, DNF; 12. Zach Clark, DNF; 13. Taylor Walton, DNF; 14. Brad Wyatt, DNF; 15. Chance Morton, DNF; 16. Vinny Ward, 17. Steve Mahannah.



June 15, 2017 - Haubstadt, IN -  The Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series will be racing at Indiana's Brownstown Speedway on Saturday night June 24th.  The program that night offers fans the expectation of the added excitement that open wheel racing provides.

Saturday night's 25 lap MSCS feature at Brownstown will pay $2,000 to win.  Drivers are guaranteed at least $200 to start the main event.  The program will include heat races and a B to set the field for the feature.  MSCS starts 20 or 21 cars depending on the need for the addition of an eligible provisional starter.  The provisional list includes the top 2 drivers from the prior season and the highest other 10 drivers in current MSCS points.

Upon completion this event will be only the second time that the MSCS series has raced at the ¼ mile Jackson County Fairgrounds oval.  The slightly banked clay track provided a tight MSCS feature in August of  2015.  Brady Short battled Dickie Gaines for the entire distance to take the win.  That was the year that Short won a record 10 features in a single season.   MSCS events which were scheduled there in 2016 and 2014 had to be cancelled  because of rain.

Marion, Illinois, driver Carson Short continues in leading the 2017 MSCS points standings.  Short took over the points lead on May 13th and has held onto it for 4 consecutive races.  Three time series champ Brady Short ranks second in the standings and the two often find themselves matched up and racing for a position in the feature. Former Rookie of the Year Brandon Morin is third in the standings.  Four time series champ Kyle Cummins is just 5 points behind Morin. Brandon Mattox stands fifth.

Max McGhee, Dakota Jackson, Kent Schmidt, Donny Brackett, and James Lyerla round out the Top Ten in points as the series heads to Brownstown.  Rookie of the Year contenders Ben Knight and Kendall Ruble are just outside the top ten.

MSCS feature events completed elsewhere now total six.  Chase Stockon has won twice on the familiar dirt at Tri-State Speedway.  The two features held at Lincoln Park Speedway were won by Thomas Meseraull and A.J. Hopkins.  Carson Short's win at Haubstadt in May earned him the points lead.  Carson has also been close twice with late race passes to finish as the runner-up.  Chris Windom claimed the other feature which was a USAC-MSCS co-sanctioned event.

In addition to a complete MSCS show on the 24th, Brownstown Speedway will present the make-up NO WAY OUT 40 feature for sprint cars which was postponed from earlier in the season.  The UMRA TQ Midgets also have a make-up feature.  The Racesaver Sprint Cars are to be on the program.  Stock Car fans attending the track on a regular basis will certainly appreciate promoter Jim Price including the Indiana Pro Late Models and the Pure Stocks.

The combined result should be one spectacular night for RACING!  On track action begins at 6 P.M.  Racing will follow the hot laps.  Brownstown Speedway is located a mile southeast of Brownstown, IN, on State Route 250.


Casey McClain scores first career C&H Veteran Ent. presents the Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour victory on Saturday in Petaluma

By Gary Thomas

Petaluma, CA – June 12, 2017…Excitement reigned supreme on Saturday night at the Petaluma Speedway and in the end it was a first time winner who stood tall in victory lane with the C&H Veteran Ent. presents the Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour.

Palo Cedro’s Casey McClain has continued to gain speed as the season has gone on and went into last weekend ranking third in the C&H Hunt Tour standings. With confidence from back-to-back podium finishes going into the night he was able to put together a thrilling late-race charge on Saturday and make a final lap pass to score his first ever tour win.

Round one winner and the night’s West Coast Race Parts fast time qualifier Cody Spencer grabbed the early lead and held command until break issues caused him to spin around. A well prepared surface allowed the wingless warriors to wage an epic battle on the 3/8 mile clay oval during the Pit Stop USA feature event.

Two-time winner already this year Klint Simpson looked to bring home his third triumph of the season, but had to deal with the relentless challenges of McClain. As the race wound down current point leader Austin Liggett also joined the fray and made it a three-car battle for the win.

With the white flag in the air it was an all out war to the stripe and as the crowd came to their feet McClain carved his way by Simpson, as Liggett also snuck through. The ultra close margin of victory showed McClain scoring the win by just .204 seconds over Liggett and .296 seconds back to Simpson.

Jake Haulot made a rare C&H Veteran Ent. presents the Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour appearance and crossed the checkered flag in fourth, while Nick Larsen had a fine run to round out the top-five. Completing the top-10 were Billy Aton, Adam Christian, Troy Degaton, Thomas Leiby and Zach Kavert.

A solid field of 26 C&H Veteran Ent. presents the Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour competitors signed into the pit area on Saturday.

LRB Inc. heat race one went to Cody Spencer, SpeedMart heat two went to Klint Simpson and Benic Ent. heat three was captured by Nick Larsen. The Santamauro Racing Products dash was claimed by Casey McClain. As noted Cody Spencer began the night by earning the West Coast Race Parts Fast Time Award. Spencer clocked a 15.016 around the Petaluma gumbo.

The C&H Veteran Ent. presents the Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour will return to action on Sunday July 2 as part of the second annual Jimmy Sills Classic at the Stockton Dirt Track. The event will showcase a huge fireworks show to cap the night and is held in conjunction with the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards.

A-main winners in 2017: Cody Spencer (February 25 Marysville Raceway), Austin Liggett (March 11 Silver Dollar Speedway), Klint Simpson (April 1 Petaluma Speedway), Klint Simpson (Placerville Speedway April 15), Austin Liggett (Stockton Dirt Track May 27), Casey McClain (Petaluma Speedway June 10).



Haubstadt, IN - June 10, 2017 -  Chase Stockon became the first driver to repeat as a feature winner this season in Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series competition.  The Fort Branch, IN, driver took the lead on the very first lap of the "Summer Showdown" and managed to lead the field throughout the 25 lap event.  

In victory lane Stockon relayed that his car was loose and he was "hanging on!" The $2,500 winner's check was his second in a row at Tri-State Speedway.

However the race was not decided until the final laps.  Robert Ballou was running in second place and looking for a line to give him the best opportunity to make a winning move when he was passed by the oncoming Carson Short.  Short, who leads in the MSCS points standings, would finish second to top off a "good points' night."  Ballou held on to third with his car sputtering and low on fuel.  "There were too many cautions for our car."  In all the feature was interrupted 7 times by caution flags.

Brady Short would complete a drive up from the depths of the 22 car starting field to finish fourth.  The "Bedford Blaster" was competing in an Arizona based sprint car in order to get it set-up for use later in the season out West.  The effort provided a total gain of  14 spots.  Short raced through the heart of the field to claim the hard charger award.

Donny Brackett also provided another all out effort in finishing fifth.  That was the best MSCS finish so far this season for the  local driver.  The Haubstadt speedster was pulling wheelies in his heat.
Chris Malone led the second five which included Dakota Jackson, Jadon Rogers, Kent Schmidt, and Brandon Morin.  Jackson was shaking down a new car and worked to make up for a poor start when he spun on the first lap.  Earlier he had set fast time with a 13.704 lap.  Rogers celebrated his 15th birthday with his best top ten finish of the season.

The next appearance for MSCS will be on Saturday June 24th at the Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, IN.  The winner at the "Sprint Spectacular" that evening will receive $2,000.

Tri-State Speedway
Haubstadt, IN
June 10, 2017

Feature (25 Laps) - Chase Stockon, Carson Short, Robert Ballou, Brady Short, Donny Brackett, Chris Malone, Dakota Jackson, Jadon Rogers, Kent Schmidt, Brandon Morin, Ben Knight, James Lyerla, Kendall Ruble, Brian Wallace, Braxton Cummings, Shelby Van Gilder, Kyle Cummins, Brandon Mattox, Max McGhee, Aric Gentry, Alec Sipes, Stephen Schnapf.


Winston, MO (June 10, 2017) - Taking advantage of polesitter Slater Helt's misfortune, Wyatt Burks picked up his first POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprints win of 2017 Saturday night at I-35 Speedway in Winston, Missouri.

On the original start, Helt moved from the bottom and beat second-starting Korey Weyant down the backstretch to take over the lead. Just as Helt moved past the flagstand, the yellow flag came out for Quinton Benson, who got too high in turns three and four and came to a stop. Also having trouble was Hunter Lane, who came to a stop in the infield. As the field was going around the track under yellow, Helt, who was the FK Midwest High Point Man for the evening, came to a stop on the backstretch with a mechanical issue. He was towed to the pits ending his evening and his shot for a first career WAR win.

This was the break that Burks needed as the Topeka, Kansas driver was now on the front row. Burks beat Weyant into turn one and set a good pace as the leader. Behind him, fourth-starting Chris Parkinson moved past Weyant into second.
The race's final yellow would come out on lap four as Glen Saville spun to a stop in turn one. When racing resumed, Burks again moved out front as he was followed by Parkinson and Weyant.

Burks assumed a comfortable lead. Parkinson would attempt a couple of passes for the lead using a higher lane, but could not pull the move off as he moved back in line with the leader.

Burks went on to pick up his fourth career WAR win. Parkinson picked up his best finish of 2017 in scond with Weyant, Benson and Hockett rounding out the top five.

WAR Sprints A-Main - 25 laps 1. Wyatt Burks; 2. Chris Parkinson; 3. Korey Weyant; 4. Quinton Benson; 5. Rob Hockett; 6. Warren Johnson; 7. Steve Mahannah; 8. Katlynn Leer; 9. Brad Wyatt; 10. Vinny Ward; 11. Glen Saville, DNF, 12. Hunter Lane, DNF, 13. Slater Helt, DNF.


Cottle cashes in, claims 3rd career BOSS Win

Limaland Motorsports Park welcomed the fans, drivers, and teams through the gates Friday night as the Keysor family honored their own with the 16th Annual Keysor Memorial. The B.O.S.S. Non Wing Sprints made their annual trek to Limaland with Shane Cottle picking up the win in Paul Hazen's No. 57. The Win for Cottle gives him his third career B.O.S.S. victory. He is now tied for 7th on the all-time Wins list.

A solid 37 Sprint cars filled the Lima, Ohio tracks pit area as night one of a doubleheader weekend for the BOSS Sprint machines. Fans were excited to see non-wing sprint car action hit the track again and did so with 5 Heat races and 2 B-Main events before the main event.

The BOSS Non Wing Sprint Cars for their 25 lap feature event would have 23 cars start the A Main, with the event going green to checkered. Shane Cottle would lead from wire to wire but felt a last lap charge from Landon Simon.  Kyle Simon would be third, Dustin Smith finished 4th, and Chad Wilson completed the top 5.

Heat Races were won by Ty Tilton, Cottle, Luke Hall, Landon Simon, and Drew Rader.  B Mains were won by Dallas Hewitt  and 21 Kody Swanson.

A-Main -  (20 Laps)  1. 57-Shane Cottle[1]; 2. 24-Landon Simon[2]; 3.   23S-Kyle Simon[4]; 4. 77-Dustin Smith[8]; 5. 14-Chad Wilson[12]; 6.   69R-Dallas Hewitt [16]; 7. 89-Shawn Westerfeld[3]; 8.   21K-Kody Swanson[17]; 9. 21-Carmen Perigo[20]; 10. 54-Matt Westfall[5]; 11. 44-Michael Fischesser[19]; 12. 18K-Todd Keen[21]; 13. 42-Ty Tilton[9]; 14. 74-Drew Rader[7]; 15. 9N-Luke Hall[10]; 16. 53-Steve Little[11]; 17.    91X-Aaron Middaugh[6]; 18. 9G-Cody Gardner[23]; 19. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[15]; 20. 82-Mike Miller[13]; 21. 19-Matt Cooley[18]; 22. O8-Andy Feil[22]; 23. 17-Kevin Myers[14]


C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour heads for the cool confines of Petaluma Speedway this Saturday

By Gary Thomas

Petaluma, CA – June 5, 2017…The C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour season marches on with the second visit of the season to the always entertaining Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds located Petaluma Speedway this Saturday June 10.

This weekend we officially reach the halfway point in the season for the C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour, with Saturday’s outing marking the second of three visits to the Petaluma Speedway in 2017.

The sticky 3/8 mile clay oval acts as a type of home track for the series, as C&H Hunt Tour Operations Manager Rick Faeth is also the promoter of the venue. Following Saturday the tour will return to Petaluma one final time this year on August 12 for the annual Soares Classic.

“We’re excited to have the C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour in Petaluma this weekend,” Faeth commented. “The level of competition that we’ve seen the first half of the season has definitely been as high as ever and we look for a great event on Saturday.”

Tracy’s Austin Liggett is fresh off his second victory of the season last time out and leads the standings into Petaluma Speedway on Saturday. The pilot of the Brian Sperry owned C&H Veteran Enterprises No. 51 has shown immense speed the first part of the season and continues his assault on the championship this weekend.

“It’s been a great start to the season for this whole Brian Sperry Racing team and hopefully we can continue that in Petaluma,” Liggett commented. “It’s been a great battle with Klint Simpson these first five races and I know that he’s always tough at Petaluma Speedway. Hopefully all the fans can make it out to support the show.”

The aforementioned Klint Simpson goes into Saturday ranking second in the standings while driving Dave Johnson’s No. 32 machine. The Santa Rosa racer had a tremendous battle with Liggett for the lead at the most recent event in Stockton, until being knocked out of contention by a stalled car. Simpson will look for redemption at Petaluma Speedway, where he captured the first of his two wins thus far in 2017.

Palo Cedro’s Casey McClain, Santa Rosa’s Terry Schank and Sacramento’s Zachary Kavert round out the top five in the C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour standings going into Saturday. Schank is fresh off a victory last week at the Petaluma Speedway and continues to close in on his first tour win of the season. Kavert is coming off his best outing of the year in Stockton, where he set fast time and finished fourth in the feature.

Additional drivers expected on Saturday will include Troy Degaton, Angelique Bell, Brent Steck, Thomas Leiby, Dan Hayes, Chris Kerr, Shayna Sylvia, Ryan Siverling, Sparky Howard, Tim Sherman Jr., Ryan Souza, Nick Larson, Adam Christian Williams Fatu and more.



Haubstadt, IN - June 5, 2017 -  The racing season continues for the Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series with an appearance for the organization on June 10th at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, IN.

The program will be a Saturday night doubleheader featuring the non-wing sprints plus the UMP Open Wheel Modifieds.  It will be the only sprint car race to be held during June at the speedway.  The event is billed as the "Tri-State Summer Showdown" and is a jump start on the racing scheduled over the summer which also includes the Late Model Summernationals there on Sunday June 25th.

The MSCS Sprints will be competing for a $2,500 top prize.  This is an increase over what the feature for this particular show paid last year.  Competitors can expect to find the pit gates open at 3:30 P.M.  Ticket sales and grandstand admission is set for 4:30.  Warm-ups for sprint cars are at 6 P.M. with group qualifying to follow.  Opening ceremonies will precede racing action which will begin at 7:30.

As racing moves into the summer months the MSCS points battle is heating up.  The leaders Carson Short and Brady Short are separated by just 6 points.  The two ran third and fourth the last time out with Brady finishing third and cutting into Carson's slim points lead.  Brandon Morin and Kyle Cummins are now tied for third in season points.    Brandon Mattox and Max McGhee are in the hunt for the final Top Five spot and stand just 11 points apart.  A win in a heat race is worth 10 points.

In the driver ranks each season there is a second battle.  That one is for Rookie of the Year honors.  It is also close after the five events held so far this season.  Ben Knight leads Kendall Ruble by 7 points.  Consistency plays a role.  Ruble has made the show twice in four efforts this season.  Hard luck is waiting around a corner sometimes.  Ben Knight was running in the last chance race in an effort to make the feature on May 28th when he had the misfortune to wreck his sprint car at the south end of the speedway.  On May 13th at Haubstadt Knight finished ninth in the feature.

Sixty-three drivers have competed with MSCS so far this season.  The regulars have been tested by others when paths cross.  Five feature races have produced 5 different winners.  The streak could continue.  There are a dozen frontrunners who have finished second, third, or in the top five and have yet to capture a win.  Brady Short has been the most consistent in logging 5 Top Five finishes in 5 efforts.  Max McGhee was very fast Memorial Day Weekend in finishing second,

Points as of 6/5/2017
1. Carson Short  323
2. Brady Short   317
3. Brandon Morin  263
3. Kyle Cummins   263
5. Brandon Mattox  240
6. Max McGhee    231
7. Dakota Jackson  199
8. Kent Schmidt   188
9. Jarett Andretti  175
10. James Lyerla  173


Swanson Dominates Waynesfield Non Wing Summer Kicker

WAYNESFIELD, Ohio (6/3/17) –
The first big money race of the year for the Non Wing sprint cars took place Saturday night at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio.  Non wing drivers from throughout the Midwest gathered for a $1500 to win payday.  The atmosphere was that of fun as some drivers threaded the needle to welcome in the summer schedule of racing.

The Non Wing sprints saw 23 cars signing in to compete for the money.  The 25 lap A-main was brought to green by the 23S of Kyle Simon and the 21K of Kody Swanson.  Coming to the flag, the 25B of Mark Blausey and the 19 of Matt Cooley got together going into turn one.  Blausey got the car re-fired but Cooley was taken out on a tow truck.  Trial number two to get the race underway was a success pushing Simon, the local driver, into the top spot.  Swanson worked the top side of the racetrack and took the lead away from Simon with 22 laps remaining in the main.  That pass was just the start for Swanson as he began to pull away from the field.  At one point in the race, Swanson clocked a 4 second lead over the rest of the field.  Lap traffic began to build forcing Swanson to the bottom side of the track late in the race.  Dallas Hewitt slipped into the 3rd spot as laps began to wind down.  In the end, Swanson took home the victory.  Kyle Simon finished in second with Dallas Hewitt taking home third.  Swanson commented on how much he loved racing at WRP and how much fun the track is while in victory lane.  Kirk Jeffries, Kody Swanson, and Kyle Simon claimed the heat races.  Tyler Hewitt set quick time with 12.657 second lap.

Non Wings - A-Main   (25 Laps): 1. Kody Swanson; 2. Kyle Simon; 3. Dallas Hewitt; 4. Mike Miller; 5. Kirk Jeffries; 6. Luke Hall; 7. Todd Keen; 8. Dustin Ingle; 9. Tyler Hewitt; 10. Landon Simon; 11. Drew Rader; 12. Steve Little; 13. Paul Dues; 14. Ty  Tilton; 15. Jeremy Shambaugh; 16. Gage Etgen; 17. Mark Blausey; 18. Curtis Mullencamp; 19. Kevin Myers; 20. Corbin Loggins; 21. Derek Hasting; 22. Matt Cooley; 23. Riley VanHise.


By Chad Buford

Joliet, IL (May 31, 2017) - After a series of rainouts to start the season, the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR East sprint cars opened their season on Wednesday night, May 31 at the Dirt Oval at 66 Raceway with Landon Simon picking up the win. It marked the first race at the dirt oval in well over a decade.

Slater Helt and Simon would lead the field to green for the 20 lap A-Main event. Helt set the pace as he beat Simon into turn one on the opening lap. Helt would hold off Simon to lead lap one as Mario Clouser ran third.

Over the first handful of laps, Helt would extend his lead over Simon with Clouser continuing to run third.

By lap nine, the leaders hit lapped traffic with Helt continuing to hold an impressive lead for the rookie from Harrisonville, Missouri. On lap ten, with Helt in heavy lapped traffic, Simon moved by in turn three and would lead the lap.

Simon ran into problems of his own with a lapped car while Helt made an aggressive move to retake the top spot on lap eleven. By this point, Clouser had moved his way up to make it a three car battle for the top spot. The race's first yellow came out on lap thirteen when Mitch Wissmiller came to a stop in between turns three and four.

When racing resumed, Helt would continue to lead, but Clouser worked his way past Simon for the runner-up spot. Clouser moved past Helt on lap fifteen to take the lead with Simon moving past Helt the following lap.

Clouser appeared on his way to his first POWRi WAR East victory when a suspension failure crippled his car. Clouser slowed allowing Simon to work his way past on the final lap to pick up the win in his Mt. Baker Vapor DRC with J&D power under the hood. Clouser was a strong second in his Yokohama Tires/Clouser Auto Repair Maxim.

Terry Babb worred his way past Helt late to pick up third in his KCBJ Motorsports/Faith Flat Out Ministries Maxim with Five Star power. Helt, with only a handful of sprint car races on his resume, was very impressive finishing fourth in his Helt's Turf Farms/5 Star Automotive/Dent Remedy Claxton-powered Maxim. Rounding out the top five was Korey Weyant in the Ealey Transportation/Weeble's Bar and Grill/Tosti's Transmission Eagle powered by an Automotive Machine motor. Tommy Rockwell, making his first start in nearly two years, was sixth and he was followed by Steve Thomas and Buddy Lowther. Travis Mahoney and Austin Sears rounded out the top ten.

The POWRi Lucas Oil WAR East Sprints will be in action Thursday, June 1 as they make their first ever appearance at the Fairbury American Legion Speedway in Fairbury, Illinois.

A-Main  (20 laps): 1. Landon Simon; 2. Mario Clouser; 3. Terry Babb; 4. Slater Helt; 5. Korey Weyant; 6. Tommy Rockwell; 7. Steve Thomas; 8. Buddy Lowther; 9. Travis Mahoney; 10. Austin Sears, DNF; 11. Mitch Wissmiller;  12. Mitchell Davis; 13. Thomas Meseraull, (DNS).

Non Wing Summer Kicker This Saturday

WAYNESFIELD, Ohio (6/1/17) – With schools letting out for the summer, Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio is ready to kick off an action-packed summer of racing.  The summer season kicks off this Saturday night, June 3rd with a full program of racing headlined by the Quest Federal Credit Union Non Wing sprint cars.  The non-wings will be running for a $1500 payday.  The Satellite Connections UMP Modifieds, Performance Powder Coating AMSA Mini Sprints, Block Insurance Tough Trucks, and Indian Lake Outfitter Compacts are also on the program continuing their point battles.

Adult general admission for the Summer kickoff event is just $12.  Kids aged 11-15 years old are just $6 with everyone under the age of 10 admitted for FREE.  Pit access is available for just $25.
Pit side gates swing open at 4PM; grandstands at 5PM.  Hotlaps get underway at 6PM with the first green flag of the night flying at 7PM.


Indianapolis, IN - A two-day weekend of racing is up next for the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprints. First heading to US 36 Raceway in Osborn, Missouri on Friday, May 19 for the first time since 2012, followed by their second showing this season at I-35 Speedway in Winston, Missouri on Saturday, May 20.

Austin Alumbaugh won the last WAR event at US 36 Raceway in 2012 in the Rick Smith owned number 26 machine. Many fresh faces will attempt to snag a WAR victory there this Friday.

Korey Weyant picked up his first and only win of the 2017 season at I-35 Speedway in April. Weyant currently leads the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprints point standings followed by Chris Parkinson, Wyatt Burks, Clinton Boyles, and Slater Helt who rounds out the top five. While Boyles has two wins already this season and Weyant has one, the rest of the top five in points look to find victory lane for the first time in 2017 this weekend at I-35 Speedway and US 36 Raceway.


Wingless Sprint Series Invades Cottage Grove Speedway

By Ben Deatherage

Cottage Grove, Oregon- After a week of dormancy the Non-Wing Sprint Car stars of the Pacific Northwest is back in action on Saturday, May 20th.  The second race of the campaign will take place at Oregon's Cottage Grove Speedway.  Expect a very good car count to compliment some entertaining racing at the historic ¼-mile clay oval.

Gary Lynch would open up the 2017 season with a big win at Madras Speedway on May 6th.  There was also a healthy number of participants with nineteen drivers making the journey.  That number will most likely go up due to Cottage Grove Speedway boasting a good base of Sprint Car teams in the area.  There is also an enticing $200.00 bonus, courtesy of Rob Lindsey and Brian Crockett of BC Motorsports, on the line for the highest finishing Cottage Grove Speedway Limited engine.

The WSS has only been to Cottage Grove Speedway twice since the formation of the series in 2016.  Cooper Desbiens and Kyle Miller would split the wins in those two events.  Will there be three different winners in as many Wingless Sprint Series appearances.

Past Wingless Sprint Series Winners At Cottage Grove Speedway:
2016- Cooper Desbiens on May 21st; Kyle Miller on June 26th

Cooper Desbiens-1
Kyle Miller

Former Wingless Sprint Series Champions
2016- Rob Lindsey

2017 Wingless Sprint Series Schedule
May 6th-Madras Speedway-Madras, OR* (Gary Lynch)
May 20th-Cottage Grove Speedway-Cottage Grove, OR
May 27th-Grays Harbor Raceway-Elma, WA
June 10th-Grays Harbor Raceway-Elma, WA
June 17th-Cottage Grove Speedway-Cottage Grove, OR
June 24th-Willamette Speedway-Lebanon, OR
July 8th-Cottage Grove Speedway-Cottage Grove, OR-Wingless Nationals
July 15th-Madras Speedway-Madras, OR*
July 22nd-Sunset Speedway Park-Banks, OR
August 12th-Willamette Speedway-Lebanon, OR
August 19th-Madras Speedway-Madras, OR*
September 2nd-Coos Bay Speedway-Coos Bay, OR-Ironman Wingless Challenge
September 9th-Sunset Speedway Park-Banks, OR
*- Denotes Lynch Pro-Formance Products Wingless Sprint Mini-Series events

2017 Wingless Sprint Series Sponsors And Marketing Partners:
Walker Racing Development (Fast Time Award)
Lynch Pro-Formance Products
Speedmart Inc. (Hardcharger Award)
Herz Precision Parts

Wingless Sprint Series All-Time Win List:
Rob Lindsey-4
Lance Hallmark-2
Gary Lynch
Lindsay Barney-1
Cooper Desbiens
Kyle Miller
Wayne Van Raden



























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