Sunday, June 12, 2011

The tradition continues - Ohio Sprint Speedweek features 8 races over 9 days; Kasey Kahne to compete in first 6 events

CAMARGO, IL (6-11-11) By Brian Liskai – It can make or break a championship
run. The heat, dirt, travel, late nights and early mornings can take its
toll on man and machine. It’s an event like no other in sprint car racing.
It’s the 29th Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek featuring eight nights of racing
over nine days across the Buckeye State.

The O’Reilly Auto Parts All Star Circuit of Champions will kick off the
“must-see” speedweek on Friday, June 17 at Attica Raceway Park and
concludes on Saturday, June 25 with a $10,000-to-win event at Fremont

And, to make it even more exciting, NASCAR Sprint Cup super star Kasey
will strap into a 1,400-pound, 900 horsepower sprint car and compete
during the first six speedweek events. The Enumclaw, Washington native
drives the Red Bull #4 Toyota in NASCAR and owns two teams that compete in
the World of Outlaw sprint series – Joey Saldana and Cody Darrah – and
co-owns another car that is driven by Paul McMahan. And, on occasion,
fellow NASCAR driver Brad Sweet – who competes in the Camping World Truck
Series – climbs behind the wheel of one of Kahne’s sprint cars during

“Speedweek is just one of those events fans trek to from all over the
Midwest. Last year we had six different winners over nine events and handed
out over $240,000 throughout the week,” said Guy Webb, President/CEO of the
All Stars. “Having Kasey competing at the first six shows will bring in new
fans which will add to the excitement of speedweek. He is a fan favorite
and usually sticks around after the races to sign autographs for several

Last year, Connecticut native David Gravel celebrated his 18th birthday
during speedweek with his first All Star win coming at Limaland. His
consistent finishes throughout the week would bring him the 2010 Ohio
Sprint Speedweek Championship.

Two-time and defending All Star champion Tim Shaffer would grab three wins
during the week – including the $10,000 finale at Fremont – to finish just
three points behind Gavel in the speedweek championship battle. Four time
speedweek champion and current national and Ohio Region point leader Dale
Blaney would finish third in the speedweek points, recording two victories
during the week.  In fact, Blaney has not finished out of the top five in
speedweek points since 2002. Multi-time Attica and Fremont champion Byron
Reed would take the win at Attica during speedweek with Rob Chaney
(Hilltop) and Sweet (Waynesfield) taking the other victories during the

Last year, the average car counts over speedweek were in the mid-30s with
Attica having the high car-count of the week at 42. There were 86 different
drivers who competed during the nine nights of racing.

On a little bit of a sad note, the 2011 Ohio Sprint Speedweek will not see
Mark Keegan in competition, marking the first time in the event’s 29-year
history the Fremont, Ohio native hasn’t raced in at least one speedweek
event. Keegan retired after the 2010 season.

The All Star tradition begins Friday, June 17 at Attica Raceway Park in
northern Ohio, then heads south to KC Raceway near Chillicothe on Saturday,
June 18
. Then its north to one of the original speedweek tracks –
Millstream Speedway near Findlay – on Sunday, June 19. Monday finds the All
Stars travelling down I-75 to “the Field,” Waynesfield Raceway Park,
followed by the first of two stops at the historic Fremont Speedway on
Tuesday, June 21
. Wednesday, June 22 fines the All Stars at another of the
traditional speedweek stops – Sharon Speedway near Hartford, Ohio. Everyone
collects their breath on Thursday before finishing out speedweek on Friday,
June 24
at Limaland Motorsports Park and the finale at Fremont Speedway on
Saturday, June 25

Dewease gets around Layton late to take Williams Grove All Star victory

MECHANICSBURG, PA (6-10-11) By Brian Liskai – A few years ago Lance Dewease
hit the road with the O’Reilly All Star Circuit of Champions and nearly
took the title. Now, with the All Stars’ new regional points system,
Dewease could well be on his way to a championship - especially after
winning his second race in a week. The Fayetteville, Pennsylvania resident
got around Chad Layton late in the race Friday at the legendary Williams
Grove Speedway
and went on to score his 29th career victory with the All
Stars to pad his lead in the series’ Eastern Region points.

The fans were treated to great racing throughout the field. In fact, with
two laps to go three-time All Star champion Dale Blaney, Layton and Donnie
Kreitz Jr. were three wide battling for second!

Chad Layton looked to have the race in hand, holding a commanding lead when
Aaron Ott flipped out of the track on lap 19. This put Dewease - who won
last Sunday at Clinton County Speedway to take the All Stars’ Eastern
Region Point lead – right on Layton’s tail. Layton not only had to deal
with Dewease, who holds 76 career wins at Williams Grove, but an
ill-handling car as his front wing had been damaged. On the restart Layton
did everything he could to try and keep Dewease behind him. Dewease was
able to get around Layton on lap 21.

“We haven’t been real good…we really weren’t that good tonight. Chad
(Layton) had his problems with his nose wing..if anybody knows when the
nose wing falls off or falls down like that you really can’t get through
the corner. I really have to give him credit. On that restart he did
everything he could…he used up all the track he could to try and keep us
behind him. I was trying to get around him without hitting him…these things
are a handful when the nose wing’s like that,” said Dewease beside his
Catoctin Motorsports, Viper Risk Management, Advanced Development services
backed #30c. “We were fortunate to get the win.”

“All and all we’ve been getting a little bit better. We won at Clinton
but we really weren’t happy so we put a different car together for
the rest of the week. I think it’s a better car than what we had. We’re
doing things so much different than we did last year…I don’t know why we
have to but we do. But we’re gaining on it,” added Dewease.

For Layton a second place finish was bitter-sweet.

“It was a handful…I usually don’t drive like that. I’m sure Dale (Blaney)
and those guys were probably wondering ‘what the hell is he doing,’ but
with a few laps to go I was just trying to hang on and not sink and drown.
It was a heart-breaker for me to see him (Dewease) go by. I knew we had a
real good race car. Even with the front wing falling off I thought we might
have a chance but he proved other wise,” said Layton beside his
Middleswarth Jalapeno Flavored Potato Chips, Don Ott Racing Engines, Emory
Transmissions J&J Auto Racing backed machine.

Donnie Kreitz Jr. – a four-time Williams Grove champion - would bring the
Kreitz Oval Track Parts backed sprint car home in third.

“Jamie just did an incredible job with the car. I’m usually not any good
when the track’s like this but he had the car so good it was easy to drive.
Dale…he ran me really clean there…he could have run across my nose. It was
a lot of fun,” said Kreitz.

The 30-lap feature would see pole-sitter Blaney fall quickly third as
Layton and Dewease get around him on the first circuit. Layton would hit
lapped traffic by lap 7 and would pull away as Dewease, Blaney and Daryn
gave chase.

Layton’s big lead would begin to evaporate when his front wing broke,
allowing Dewease to close. The race would come to a halt on lap 19 when Ott
tumbled over the turn 1 guardrail. Layton would use up the entire track to
try and hold off Dewease on the restart, but his ill-handling machine was
just no match for the #30c. Dewease drives around Layton for the lead
exiting turn two on lap 21 and pulls away.

Now Layton has to deal with Blaney and a closing Don Kreitz. With six laps
to go, Blaney is racing side-by-side with Layton. Blaney would pass low in
turn 1 and Layton would return the favor in turn two. With two laps to go,
Kreitz would make it a three car battle for second – at one point down the
back stretch they were three wide for the runner-up spot!

Layton was able to hold on for second and Kreitz would sneak by Blaney on
the last corner of the last lap to nab third.

Dewease now sits tied with Gary Wright for 17th on the All Stars’ all-time
win list, just one win away from matching Danny Smith’s total of 30
victories with the series.

Williams Grove Speedway - 6/10/2011

All Star Circuit of Champions

Qualifying - Kistler Engines

1. 51-Fred Rahmer, 16.824

2. 30C-Lance Dewease, 16.983

3. 14-Tony Stewart, 17.012

4. 48-Danny Dietrich, 17.061

5. 77-Aaron Ott, 17.074

6. 27-Daryn Pittman, 17.075

7. 7-Chad Layton, 17.079

8. 69K-Donnie Kreitz Jr., 17.084

9. 2-Dale Blaney, 17.090

10. 75-Nicole Bower, 17.112

11. 71-Brian Leppo, 17.119

12. 83-Tim Shaffer, 17.128

13. 21-Brian Montieth, 17.139

14. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr., 17.166

15. 1-Stevie Smith, 17.192

16. 89G-David Gravel, 17.201

17. 5G-Curt Michael, 17.214

18. 30-Doug Esh, 17.251

19. 19M-Brent Marks, 17.255

20. 7M-Mark Smith, 17.279

21. 39-Greg Hodnett, 17.301

22. 87-Alan Krimes, 17.304

23. 15-Adam Wilt, 17.304

24. 59-Jim Siegel, 17.307

25. 35-Justin Henderson, 17.319

26. 20S-Derek Sell, 17.347

27. 1Z-Jessica Zemken, 17.358

28. D4-Danny Holtgraver, 17.394

29. O4-Cap Henry, 17.404

30. 17-Tyler Walker, 17.429

31. 2J-Ryan Bohlke, 17.441

32. 11C-Cory Haas, 17.456

33. 0-Rick Lafferty, 17.487

34. 4-Jon Brennfleck, 18.167

35. 3-Pete Miller III, 99.999

Heat 1 - MSD Ignition (8 Laps - Top 5 Transfer)

1. 39-Greg Hodnett

2. 5G-Curt Michael

3. 2-Dale Blaney

4. 21-Brian Montieth

5. 77-Aaron Ott

6. 35-Justin Henderson

7. 51-Fred Rahmer

8. O4-Cap Henry

9. 0-Rick Lafferty

Heat 2 - Kears Speed Shop (8 Laps - Top 5 Transfer)

1. 87-Alan Krimes

2. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr.

3. 30-Doug Esh

4. 27-Daryn Pittman

5. 30C-Lance Dewease

6. 17-Tyler Walker

7. 75-Nicole Bower

8. 20S-Derek Sell

9. 4-Jon Brennfleck

Heat 3 - All Pro Heads (8 Laps - Top 5 Transfer)

1. 15-Adam Wilt

2. 71-Brian Leppo

3. 19M-Brent Marks

4. 1-Stevie Smith

5. 7-Chad Layton

6. 1Z-Jessica Zemken

7. 14-Tony Stewart

8. 2J-Ryan Bohlke

9. 3-Pete Miller III

Heat 4 - Kinsler Fuel Injection (8 Laps - Top 5 Transfer)

1. 59-Jim Siegel

2. 7M-Mark Smith

3. 83-Tim Shaffer

4. 69K-Donnie Kreitz Jr.

5. 89G-David Gravel

6. 48-Danny Dietrich

7. 11C-Cory Haas

8. D4-Danny Holtgraver

Outerwear's Performance Products Dash Finish:

1. 2-Dale Blaney

2. 7-Chad Layton

3. 27- Dayrn Pittman

4. 30C-Lance Dewease

5. 77-Aaron Ott

6. 69K- Donnie Krietz Jr.

B-Main -

University of Northwestern Ohio (12 Laps - Top 4 Transfer)

1. 14-Tony Stewart

2. 35-Justin Henderson

3. 48-Danny Dietrich

4. 51-Fred Rahmer

5. D4-Danny Holtgraver

6. 1Z-Jessica Zemken

7. 75-Nicole Bower

8. 11C-Cory Haas

9. 0-Rick Lafferty

10. 2J-Ryan Bohlke

11. 20S-Derek Sell

12. 4-Jon Brennfleck

13. 17-Tyler Walker

14. O4-Cap Henry

15. 3-Pete Miller III

A-Main - O’Reilly Auto Parts (30 Laps) [#]-Starting Position

1. 30C-Lance Dewease[4]

2. 7-Chad Layton[2]

3. 69K-Donnie Kreitz Jr.[6]

4. 2-Dale Blaney[1]

5. 27-Daryn Pittman[3]

6. 83-Tim Shaffer[8]

7. 51-Fred Rahmer[11]

8. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr.[10]

9. 21-Brian Montieth[9]

10. 71-Brian Leppo[7]

11. 30-Doug Esh[17]

12. 48-Danny Dietrich[13]

13. 39-Greg Hodnett[20]

14. 14-Tony Stewart[12]

15. 1-Stevie Smith[14]

16. 7M-Mark Smith[19]

17. 87-Alan Krimes[21]

18. 89G-David Gravel[15]

19. 35-Justin Henderson[24]

20. 19M-Brent Marks[18]

21. 15-Adam Wilt[22]

22. 77-Aaron Ott[5]

23. 5G-Curt Michael[16]

24. 59-Jim Siegel[23]

Lang Takes ASCS Lone Star Win at Kilgore!

Lonnie Wheatley, KILGORE, Texas (June 11, 2011) – Michael Lang captured his first career American Sprint Car Series feature win by racing to victory lane in Saturday night’s 25-lap The Oil Medics ASCS Lone Star main event at Lone Star Speedway.
Lang gunned into the lead at the outset and led all the way aboard the Palm Harbor Homes No. 14 to post the victory.
Lang was chased to the stripe by Chad Wilson, with current Lone Star points leader Matt Covington, defending champion Eric Baldaccini and 11th-starter Kevin Ramey rounding out the top five.
Gary Floyd was sixth, with Justin Melton, Claud Estes, Evan Pardo and Martin Edwards completing the top ten.
Baldaccini and Wilson won the heat races.
The Oil Medics ASCS Lone Star Region Results from Lone Star Speedway:
First Heat (8 Laps): 1. 4-Eric Baldaccini, 2. 45-Martin Edwards, 3. 58-Gary Floyd, 4. 74e-Claud Estes, 5. 11-Justin Melton, 6. 54-Evan Pardo, 7. 76-John Ricketts, 8. 14b-Robert Byrom, 9. 33-Mark Huddleston.
Second Heat (8 Laps):  1. 20-Chad Wilson, 2. 11c-Matt Covington, 3. 14-Michael Lang, 4. 12-Dale Wester, 5. 7m-Kevin Ramey, 6. 40-Junior Jenkins, 7. 0c-Preston Peebles II, 8. 8a-Alan Myers.
"A" Feature (25 Laps):  1. 14-Michael Lang, 2. 20-Chad Wilson, 3. 11c-Matt Covington, 4. 4-Eric Baldaccini, 5. 7m-Kevin Ramey, 6. 58-Gary Floyd, 7. 11-Justin Melton, 8. 74e-Claud Estes, 9. 54-Evan Pardo, 10. 45-Martin Edwards, 11. 0c-Preston Peebles II, 12. 76-John Ricketts, 13. 14b-Robert Byrom, 14. 40-Junior Jenkins, 15. 33-Mark Huddleston, 16. 12-Dale Wester. DNS: 8a-Alan Myers.
The Oil Medics ASCS Lone Star Region Points (Top Ten):  1. Matt Covington 795, 2. Claud Estes 724, 3. Eric Baldaccini 707, 4. Martin Edwards 673, 5. Justin Melton 665, 6. Michael Lang 663, 7. Evan Pardo 639, 8. Chad Wilson 619, 9. John Ricketts 604, 10. Junior Jenkins 600.

R.J. Johnson Takes Another ASCS Canyon Win at CSP!

Lonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (June 11, 2011) – R.J. Johnson made it two Sunoco Fuel ASCS Canyon Region wins in a row by taking top honors in Saturday night’s Inaugural Summer Sizzle 30-lap main event at Canyon Speedway Park.
Leading all 30 circuits to take his third ASCS Canyon win of the year and 11th of his career, Johnson also put a stop to Jeremy Sherman’s CSP perfection in 2011.  Sherman, who had topped all three previous events at CSP this year, was fourth.
While Johnson officially led all the way aboard Bobby Martin’s Pro Flyer-powered Weiler Farms/Pecon Builders No. 51 Maxim, Charles Davis, Jr., did slip by once in the late going only to have the move nullified by a caution flag.
Johnson went on to win over two-time and defending series champion Davis, Jr., who climbed from the tenth position to claim runner-up honors.  Josh Pelkey claimed the show position, with current points leader Sherman racing from 11th to fourth.
Mike Spencer rounded out the top five, with 17th-starter Mike Martin, Joshua Hodges, 20th-starter Bruce St. James, Ryan Linder and Thomas Ogle completing the top ten.
Hodges, Linder and Bob Ream, Jr., won heat races, with Martin winning the “B” Main.
Sunoco Fuel ASCS Canyon Region Results from Canyon Speedway Park:
First Heat (8 Laps):  1. 74x-Joshua Hodges, 2. 21-Jeremy Sherman, 3. 20-Shon Deskins, 4. 12-Josh Pelkey, 5. 19-Andrew Reinbold, 6. 32b-Brian Hosford, 7. 93-Justin Quinn, 8. 23-Josh Castro, 9. 77-Dalten Gabbard.
Second Heat (8 Laps):  1. 9-Ryan Linder, 2. 6-Ronnie Clark, 3. 62-Nathan High, 4. 51-R.J. Johnson, 5. 68-Bryan Swinehart, 6. 99-James Aragon, 7. 22-Mike Rux, Jr., 8. 5x-Jody Wirth.
Third Heat (8 Laps):  1. 8-Bob Ream, Jr., 2. 7-Mike Spencer, 3. 50-Charles Davis, Jr., 4. 48T-Thomas Ogle, 5. 27n-Nick Aiuto, 6. 1x-J.T. Imperial, 7. 16-Mike Martin, 8. 7k-Bruce St. James.
“B” Feature (12 Laps):  1. 16-Mike Martin, 2. 93-Justin Quinn, 3. 77-Dalten Gabbard, 4. 7k-Bruce St. James, 5. 99-James Aragon, 6. 23-Josh Castro, 7. 5x-Jody Wirth, 8. 22-Mike Rux, Jr., 9. 1x-J.T. Imperial.
"A" Feature (30 Laps):  1. 51-R.J. Johnson, 2. 50-Charles Davis, Jr., 3. 12-Josh Pelkey, 4. 21-Jeremy Sherman, 5. 7-Mike Spencer, 6. 16-Mike Martin, 7. 74x-Joshua Hodges, 8. 7k-Bruce St. James, 9. 9-Ryan Linder, 10. 48T-Thomas Ogle, 11. 27n-Nick Aiuto, 12. 77-Dalten Gabbard, 13. 62-Nathan High, 14. 20-Shon Deskins, 15. 8-Bob Ream, Jr., 16. 6-Ronnie Clark, 17. 19-Andrew Reinbold, 18. 68-Bryan Swinehart, 19. 93-Justin Quinn, 20. 32b-Brian Hosford.
Sunoco Fuel ASCS Canyon Region Points (Top Ten):  1. Jeremy Sherman 1,279, 2. Charles Davis, Jr. 1,181, 3. R.J. Johnson 1,136, 4. Josh Pelkey 1,075, 5. Ronnie Clark 1,016, 6. Andrew Reinbold 1,007, 7. Bruce St. James 974, 8. Dalten Gabbard 956, 9. Matt Rossi 907, 10. Mike Martin 898.

Dover a Lucas Oil ASCS Winner in Eagle Nationals!

Lonnie Wheatley, EAGLE, Neb. (June 11, 2011) – A full-time Lucas Oil ASCS presented by K&N Filters National title contender in 2010, Springfield, Nebraska’s Jack Dover has just made spot starts in National action thus far in 2011.
The 21-year-old made the most of his latest start, racing into the lead on the 28th of 30 laps to win Saturday night’s Eagle Nationals atop the 1/3-mile Eagle Raceway clay oval in front of a vocal home-track crowd.  Dover pocketed $6,000 for his fifth career ASCS National triumph and first of this year.
Reeling in race-long leader Jordan Boston in the waning laps, Dover was handed the lead when Boston looped it exiting turn four on the 28th round.  Boston kept his mount under power and salvaged a third-place finish in his first career ASCS National feature start behind Dover and runner-up Johnny Herrera.
“I think I would have got by him (Boston) anyway, but you never can tell,” Dover explained in victory lane.
After winning his heat race in impressive fashion, Boston drew the pole of the main event with Washington’s Seth Bergman alongside.  The pair raced wheel-to-wheel over the initial pair of circuits in front of fourth-starter Dover before Boston finally established command.
With Boston cruising out front, Dover finally made his way past Bergman for second on the 20th circuit, just moments for the race’s third and final caution flag flew when Logan Forler came to a stop in turn four after slapping the retaining wall with his right rear tire.

With a pair of lapped cars separating Boston from Dover on the restart, including the leader’s father Mike Boston, Boston jumped out to a strong lead.  Dover wasted little time disposing of the lappers though, and with a handful of laps remaining he began to reel in the leader.
Dover had closed in on Boston’s tailtank entering turn three on the 28th lap and was poised to make a bid for the lead.  He never had to though, as Boston got caught in the middle of the track trying to work traffic, got too loose and did a quick 360-degree spin on the low side exiting turn four.
Dover dashed on to the stripe unabated aboard the Shaver-powered Thorpe’s Body Shop/Homepride Roofing No. 53 Eagle, with Herrera making a charge from sixth to second over the final half of the race aboard the Wesmar-powered Champion Oil No. 45x Maxim.
Boston salvaged a podium finish by crossing the stripe third in the No. 4 entry, with Bergman posting his top Lucas Oil Sprint Car finish of the year by taking fourth in the Petersen Motorsports Wesmar-powered Superior Marine No. 23 Eagle.
Brady Bacon cracked ASCS National top five for the second time this year by rounding out the top five in the Wesmar-powered Fatheadz Eyewear No. 99 Triple X, with Shane Stewart posting Hard Charger honors by racing from 23rd to sixth after using his second provisional of the year.
Pulling double duty as racer and promoter for the night, Tony Bruce, Jr., raced from 18th to seventh in the main event, with Danny Wood, Scott Winters and Gary Wright completing the top ten.
The feature was red-flagged after four laps when defending Lucas Oil Sprint Car champion Jason Johnson flipped in turn four.  Johnson was uninjured but done for the night.  Five laps later, another caution flew for a turn two tangle that eliminated John Klabunde, Wayne Johnson and Doug Lovegrove from competition.
Third-place finisher Boston was one of six drivers making a first career Lucas Oil ASCS National feature start on Saturday, with others including Trevor Grossenbacher (13th), Bryan Gossel (17th), Tyler Drueke (18th), John Klabunde (21st) and Lovegrove (23rd).
Wood, Forler, J. Boston, Winters and Herrera topped heat race action for the 42-car field, with Aaron Reutzel and Bruce, Jr., winning the 12-lap “B” Mains.
Jeff Osborn flipped getting into turn one on the second lap of the night’s fourth heat race and then turned over again in turn two after two “B” Main laps.   He was uninjured both times.
Lucas Oil ASCS Sprint Cars presented by K&N Filters
Eagle Nationals
Eagle Raceway – Eagle, NE
Heat Races (Top 16 in Passing Points to "A" Main; Balance to Two "B" Main):
Heat One (10 Laps):  1. 81-Danny Wood, 2. 44-Doug Lovegrove, 3. 38-Wayne Johnson, 4. 9-Gary Wright, 5. 88-Tim Crawley, 6. 18-Tony Bruce, Jr., 7. 41-Jason Johnson, 8. 2-Dustin Morgan, 9. 18r-Ryan Roberts.
Heat Two (10 Laps):  1. 2L-Logan Forler, 2. 23-Seth Bergman, 3. 28x-Ken Klabunde, 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel,, 5. X29-Roger Sluka, 6. 14g-Gene Ackland, 7. 82-Jason Danley, 8. 2a-Randy Hibbs, 9. 3z-Zach Davis.
Heat Three (10 Laps):  1. 4-Jordan Boston, 2. 28-Jeff Swindell, 3. 53-Jack Dover, 4. 77-John Klabunde, 5. 36-Jason Martin, 6. 17-Gage Dorr, 7. 0-Zach Chappell, 8. 57-Shane Stewart.
Heat Four (10 Laps):  1. 24b-Scott Winters, 2. 12-Tyler Drueke, 3. 4j-Lee Grosz, 4. 91-Mitchell Moore, 5. 21x-Ryan Kitchen, 6. 6-Nick Bryan, 7. 76-Jay Russell, 8. 0x-Jeff Osborn.
Heat Five (10 Laps):  1. 45x-Johnny Herrera, 2. 6g-Bryan Gossel, 3. 35-Trevor Grossenbacher, 4. 99-Brady Bacon, 5. 51-Mike Boston, 6. 8-John Carney II, 7. 71-Tige Jensen, 8. 10-Justin Jacobsma.
"B" Mains (Top 3 from each Advance to "A" Main):
First "B" Feature (12 Laps):  1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 2. 51-Mike Boston, 3. 91-Mitchell Moore, 4. 8-John Carney II, 5. 28x-Ken Klabunde, 6. 14g-Gene Ackland, 7. 0-Zach Chappell, 8. 2-Dustin Morgan, 9. 3z-Zach Davis, 10. 6-Nick Bryan, 11. 21x-Ryan Kitchen, 12. 0x-Jeff Osborn. DNS: 71-Tige Jensen.
Second “B” Feature (12 Laps):  1. 18-Tony Bruce, Jr., 2. 88-Tim Crawley, 3. 41-Jason Johnson, 4. 57-Shane Stewart, 5. 4j-Lee Grosz, 6. 17-Gage Dorr, 7. 36-Jason Martin, 8. 82-Jason Danley, 9. 18r-Ryan Roberts, 10. 10-Justin Jacobsma, 11. 2a-Randy Hibbs, 12. X29-Roger Sluka. DNS: 76-Jay Russell.
Eagle Nationals “A” Main:
“A” Feature (35 Laps):  1. 53-Jack Dover, 2. 45x-Johnny Herrera, 3. 4-Jordan Boston, 4. 23-Seth Bergman, 5. 99-Brady Bacon, 6. 57-Shane Stewart, 7. 18-Tony Bruce, Jr., 8. 81-Danny Wood, 9. 24b-Scott Winters, 10. 9-Gary Wright, 11. 0-Zach Chappell, 12. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 13. 35-Trevor Grossenbacher, 14. 28-Jeff Swindell, 15. 51-Mike Boston, 16. 88-Tim Crawley, 17. 6g-Bryan Gossel, 18. 12-Tyler Drueke, 19. 2L-Logan Forler, 20. 91-Mitchell Moore, 21. 77-John Klabunde, 22. 38-Wayne Johnson, 23. 44-Doug Lovegrove, 24. 41-Jason Johnson.
Lap Leaders: Jordan Boston 1-27, Jack Dover 28-30.
Note: Shane Stewart and Zach Chappell both utilized provisionals to start the main event.  It was the second of the year for Stewart and third of the year for Chappell.  Chappell has no provisionals remaining until the mid-season provisional is awarded to teams that have competed in 100% of all events.
Lucas Oil ASCS Sprint Cars presented by K&N Filters Driver Points (Top 15):  1. Shane Stewart 1,300, 2. Johnny Herrera 1,214, 3. Jeff Swindell 1,147, 4. Tim Crawley 1,130, 5. Gary Wright 1,116, 6. Brady Bacon 1,085, 7. Seth Bergman 1,066, 8. Tony Bruce, Jr. 1,017, 9. Aaron Reutzel 1,012, 10. Zach Chappell 939, 11. Logan Forler 887, 12. Dustin Morgan 877, 13. Jason Johnson 754, 14. Danny Wood 674, 15. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 544.
Lucas Oil ASCS Sprint Cars presented by K&N Filters Owner Points (Top 15):  1. Jason Johnson Racing #41 – 1,306, 2. Paul Silva #57 – 1,300, 3. Herrera/Main #45x – 1,214, 4. Swindell Group #28 – 1,147, 5. Mike Ward #88 – 1,130, 6. Bacon/Tel-Star #99 – 1,085, 7. Petersen Motorsports #23 1,066, 8. Bruce Racing #18 – 1,017, 9. Kenny Reutzel #87 – 1,012, 10. Randy Washburn #0 – 939, 11. Steve Forler #2L – 887, 12. M&M Motorsports #2 – 877, 13. Cooper/Sperry #01/51 - 872, 14. Danny Wood #81 – 674, 15. Sam Hafertepe #15 – 544.
Speedway Motors ASCS Midwest Points (Top Ten):  1. Jack Dover 648, 2. Wayne Johnson 645, 3. Brian Brown 584, 4. Lee Grosz 567, 5. Ryan Roberts 524, 6. Jordan Boston 515, 7. Bryan Gossel 466, 8. Jason Danley 453, 9. Don Droud, Jr. 452, 10. (tie) Ryan Anderson and Justyn Cox 424.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Ramey Scores HOT ASCS Lone Star Win!

Lonnie Wheatley, WACO, Texas (June 10, 2011) – Kevin Ramey picked off his first American Sprint Car Series victory since the 2009 Devil’s Bowl Winter Nationals by topping Friday night’s 25-lap The Oil Medics ASCS Lone Star Region main event at Heart O’ Texas Speedway.
The three-time ASCS Regional champion took command on the 15th round and held off Eric Baldaccini and Michael Lang in a heated feature event to capture his 39th career overall ASCS feature win and fifth in Regional action atop Waco clay.
While Ramey started outside the second row, pole starter Lang led the bulk of the initial 14 rounds with third-starter Baldaccini edging into the lead once along the way.
Ramey finally took command and took the $2,000 triumph in front of reigning The Oil Medics ASCS Lone Star champion Baldaccini, with Lang settling for the show position. Justin Melton was fourth, with Martin Edwards rounding out the top five.
Matt Covington maintained his Lone Star points lead by finishing sixth, with, Dale Wester, Evan Pardo, Brad Welborn and 17th-starter Claud Estes completing the top ten.
Wester, Covington and Edwards topped heat race action.
The Oil Medics ASCS Lone Star Region Results from Heart O’ Texas Speedway:
First Heat (8 Laps): 1. 12-Dale Wester, 2. 4-Eric Baldaccini, 3. 40-Junior Jenkins, 4. 79-Ryan Hall, 5. 54-Evan Pardo, 6. 74e-Claud Estes, 7. 24-Brandie Jass.
Second Heat (8 Laps):  1. 11c-Matt Covington, 2. 11-Justin Melton, 3. 76-John Ricketts, 4. 17w-Brad Welborn, 5. 20-Chad Wilson, 6. 7w-Dustin Welch.  
Third Heat (8 Laps):  1. 45-Martin Edwards, 2. 7m-Kevin Ramey, 3. 14-Michael Lang, 4. 14b-Robert Byrom, 5. 33-Mark Huddleston, 6. 0c-Preston Peebles II.
"A" Feature (25 Laps):  1. 7m-Kevin Ramey, 2. 4-Eric Baldaccini, 3. 14-Michael Lang, 4. 11-Justin Melton, 5. 45-Martin Edwards, 6. 11c-Matt Covington, 7. 12-Dale Wester, 8. 54-Evan Pardo, 9. 17w-Brad Welborn, 10. 74e-Claud Estes, 11. 0c-Preston Peebles II, 12. 79-Ryan Hall, 13. 40-Junior Jenkins, 14. 76-John Ricketts, 15. 14b-Robert Byrom, 16. 24-Brandie Jass, 17. 33-Mark Huddleston, 18. 20-Chad Wilson, 19. 7w-Dustin Welch.
The Oil Medics ASCS Lone Star Region Points (Top Ten):  1. Matt Covington 660, 2. Claud Estes 608, 3. Eric Baldaccini 577, 4. Martin Edwards 563, 5. Justin Melton 546, 6. Evan Pardo 526, 7. Michael Lang 513, 8. (tie) John Ricketts and Junior Jenkins 498, 10. Robert Byrom 490.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Lucas Oil ASCS Rained Out Friday at Eagle; Saturday Still On

EAGLE, Neb. (June 10, 2011) – Excessive rain has forced the cancellation of Friday night’s scheduled Lucas Oil ASCS presented by K&N Filters National event at Eagle Raceway.  Saturday night’s Eagle Nationals championship finale is still on as scheduled, with racing action set to go green at 7:00 p.m.
TBJ Promotions, Eagle Raceway and Lucas Oil ASCS would like to invite fans out early Saturday for a pre-race pit party, with the pits open to all from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.