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  • I’ve gotta say I’ve been impressed with Dustin Stroup this year. I thought that Mansfield won last year was kind of a fluke at first but since then he’s been a damn competitive car every time he’s been out. Must be the number change I suppose.

    Another guy who’s really impressed lately is Tyler Street. He’s bound for a win eventually. Has been running up front back half of last year and almost all of this year.
    2019 Race Counter: 18
    Attica (7), Fremont (4), Wayne Co. (2), Lawrenceburg (1), Butler (1), Mansfield (1), Gas City (1), Waynesfield (1)

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    • That was a hell of a race!

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      • Originally posted by DirtRacefan View Post
        That was a hell of a race!
        I was working so didn’t see it just saw result. What happened
        2019 Race Counter: 18
        Attica (7), Fremont (4), Wayne Co. (2), Lawrenceburg (1), Butler (1), Mansfield (1), Gas City (1), Waynesfield (1)

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        • Weekend Highlights

          - It's finally here! The month of money has arrived and kicks off at Attica Raceway Park with the 30th Annual Brad Doty Classic! Always one of the most anticipated dates on the World of Outlaws calendar, the Brad Doty Classic typically has one of the highest car counts of the WoO schedule and is stacked from top to bottom with national, regional, and locally grown talent. Last year, David Gravel took his 10th win of the Outlaws season at Attica and is certainly looking to try to defend his title. Or, will a local rise to the top and defeat the outlaws this year as Alvin Roepke once did at Limaland. The event has a raindate on July 11th if needed and reserved seats are being sold! This is a can't miss race that I'm excited to be attending for the first time.

          -The WoO continues their march through Ohio with a 3 day event for the Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway. New this year regarding the format, the prelim winners from Thursday and Friday can pick their spot in the all important qualifying that lines up the Kings Royal on Saturday for the big $50k to win show. Donny Schatz became the first repeat winner last year in front of a record breaking crowd in a convincing fashion. Ohio locals Cole Duncan and Lee Jacobs showed strong with a 4th and 6th place run respectively opening the eyes of fans across the country. One of the marquee events of the World of Outlaws tour and certainly worth every penny for not only the races, but the event surrounding it.

          -The Trumbull County Fair is open for business and the former Expo Speedway roars back to life for two days as it has the past few years. July 11th features Late Models and Rush Sportsman Modifieds (the eastern kind). July 12th features the Big Block Modifieds and the Rush Sportsman Modifieds for a second show. If you're interested in either checking off a new track, filling in the day between the Doty and Kings Royal weekend, or just want to see a race on a Wednesday in Thursday this Northeast Ohio fair race may be just the spice for you.

          -The Summer Nationals Hell tour comes to a close this weekend in Ohio at the Oakshade Raceway in Wauseon, OH. The grueling tour finally comes to an end and promises to be the best fendered action in the state this weekend with a HUGE car count for only $12 each night! Gotta get there early to save your seat as the fan count should be just as good as the car count is. Friday Night is a $5k to win race and Saturday is the Birthday Race for $10k to win, as well as the crowning of the Helltour champion.

          My Weekend Plans
          There is a chance my "weekend" plans may kick off tonight on an impromptu visit to Kokomo Speedway for the Kokomo Klassic $2k win Non Wing show. It's a track I've wanted to go to for a while and this looks like it might be a good opportunity to make it there with being off work tomorrow. I have tickets reserved and ready to go to my first Brad Doty Classic at ARP! Very excited for this event and to get to see it firsthand. I took a vacation day on Wednesday to recover from the excitement on Tuesday night, or if it does get pushed back to Wednesday I'll still be able to just go there and drive back after for work Thursday morning. Friday I'm planning on visiting Gas City for the first time for a regular racing event headlined by the non wing sprints. Again, another track I've been wanting to get to and with Attica off Friday it makes perfect sense to go this week. Lastly, Saturday I plan on rounding off the weekend at Oakshade for the Helltour finale Birthday Bash race. It's the second closest track to where I'm at now and planning to pay my first visit to the track with their biggest event.

          Long Story short, will be at a bare minimum of 1 new track this weekend/week with Oakshade pretty much a lock. The longer drives make Kokomo and Gas City dependent on other factors, but looking forward to this week have been without a race for 2 weekends (nevermind that I was at Mansfield Sunday that didn't count ).
          • July 10th
            • Attica Raceway Park – WoO Sprints Brad Doty Classic
          • July 11th
            • Trumbull County Fairground – Late Models, RUSH Sportsman Modifieds
          • July 12th
            • Eldora Speedway – WoO Sprints
            • Trumbull County Fairground – Big Block Modifieds, RUSH Sportsman Modifieds
          • July 13th
            • Deerfield Speedway – Non Wing Sprints, Jr. Sportsman, Modlites, 600 Micros
            • Eldora Speedway – WoO Sprints
            • Hilltop Speedway – Late Models, Modifieds, Stocks, Modlites, Trucks, Compacts, Wedges
            • Jackson Co. Speedway – Steel Block Late Models, Modifieds, Sport Modifieds, Compacts, Enduro
            • Limaland Motorsports Park – FAST 305 Sprints, Modifieds, Stocks
            • Moler Raceway Park – OTSCS 305 sprints, Modifieds, Sport Modifieds, Compacts
            • Oakshade Raceway – Late Models Helltour Summer Nationals, Modifieds
            • Raceway 7 – Crate Late Models, E-Modifieds, Stocks, Econo Modifieds, Compacts
            • 250 Speedway – Modifieds, Stocks, Compacts, Wedges
          • July 14th
            • Atomic Speedway – Late Models, Modifieds, Sport Modifieds, Compacts
            • Deerfield Speedway – 270 Micros, 600 Micros, Chargers, Classics, Compacts
            • Eldora Speedway – WoO Sprints Kings Royal
            • Midway Speedway – Late Models, Modifieds, Modlites, Stocks, Sport Modifieds, Compacts
            • Oakshade Raceway – Late Model Helltour Summer Nationals, Modifieds
            • Portsmouth Raceway Park – Late Models, Modifieds, Limited Late Models, Sport Modifieds
            • Wayne County Speedway – Late Models, Modifieds, Stocks, Compacts
            • 35 Raceway Park – Modifieds, Sport Modifieds, Modlites, Stocks, Compacts, 4cyl Stocks, Enduro

          2019 Race Counter: 18
          Attica (7), Fremont (4), Wayne Co. (2), Lawrenceburg (1), Butler (1), Mansfield (1), Gas City (1), Waynesfield (1)

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          • Mercer has Summer Nationals this Friday and Saturday. Only running 3 divisions Saturday with $3500 to win 410s, $888 modlites, and open stocks. Should have a great car counts in all divisions.

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            • Should be a lot of sprints with all the tracks not running them cause of KR. WCS not running them and those guys dont go run KR so if half of them went would really add to the car count. I think 35 cars at least.

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              • I'm planning on making my first trip to Oakshade on Friday. Great car counts as you suggested for $12. The rest of the weekend is shot for me. My wife leaves early Saturday to take off for the weekend.

                Michigan has some sprints this weekend for teams and fans looking to avoid Eldora. SoD is doing a double weekend. Hartford on Friday and Crystal on Saturday. Hartford is pairing non wing sprints with SoD. I-96 is running unsanctioned sprints with no tire rule on Friday. 3000 to win 1500 to second and 300 to start.

                Good luck to my buddy, Ryan Ruhl as him and the 71H head to Ohio for the Doty and KR!
                Last edited by MIRacing; July 10th, 2018, 07:32 AM.

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                • Looking like a pretty good field at Mercer Saturday. Mintz, Palker, Brubaker, and Ryan have told the track the intend to run as well as the western pa regulars.

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                  • Originally posted by GTigers55 View Post
                    Weekend Highlights
                    -The weekend preluding the Brad Doty Classic means that ARP isn't hosting the 410's on Friday. In their absence, Jackson Co hosts 1 of the 2 OVSCA sanctioned Sprint races this weekend. Friday at Jackson Co kicks off a "double down" weekend for the OVSCA. This marks the first return of 410 sprints at Jackson Co since it's reopening. The show will pay $1500 to win. Saturday at Atomic is the second of the two OVSCA shows and includes part-OVSCA owner Randy Fink's final race. Dave Dickson currently leads the points, with Jason Dolick in 2nd and rookie of the year contender Andy Fike in 3rd.

                    -The All Star Circuit of Champion presented by mobil 1 continue their tour with the Lou Blaney Memorial at Sharon Speedway. Sharon has proved to be one of the oddball tracks in recent years, with some great finishes by competitors who usually don't run up front. Will we see a series favorite like Reutzel, Macedo, McMahan, or Kemenah pull off the victory? Or will one of the local competitors such as Jack Sodeman, George Hobaugh, or Sye Lynch pull off a stunning upset? There is only one way to find out...

                    -The BOSS Non Wing sprints headline the Dick Spencer Memorial at Waynesfield Raceway Park on Saturday July 7th. The $1500 to win Non Wing event is the first of two BOSS sanctioned events at the 1/3 mile, with the Second being the Jack Hewitt Classic in August. A $700 to win mini sprint show also adds to the excitement on the program.

                    -Wayne Co Speedway is hosting their mid season championship with double points on the line. Headlined by a $2k to win 410 Sprints program and $1 Busch Light ALL NIGHT LONG, the fast four program also featuring Super Late Models, Super Stocks, and Mini Stocks proves to be an entertaining evening. The points battle is heating up as well, with Danny Mumaw leading the 410 sprints and Jordan Ryan back 8 marks. 24 points back from the leader is third place Trey Jacobs, with Tyler Dunn and Brad Haudenschild rounding out the top 5. Among the Late Model division, Ontario Ohio's Cody Scott currently holds a 6 point lead of multiple time track champion Flyin' Ryan Markham. JR Gentray, Brad Malcuit, and DJ Miller round out the top 5 in the Late Models.

                    -Crown Battery Night features an always exciting event at Fremont Speedway. Featuring the FAST 410 Sprints, FAST 305 Sprints, Dirt Trucks, and Limited Late Models, Crown Battery Night always offers some extra cash and some extra racing for the fans and racers. One highlight of the Evening is the $1k to win Alex Burkitt Pursuit race. The 6 fastest qualifiers who transfer through the heat make the pursuit race. The way it works, is any driver who gets passed is eliminated from the race and the race is 8 laps long OR until no drivers remain. In addition to this, "each heat race for both the 410 and 305 sprints will pay $250 to the winner; $150 for second; and $100 for third place. The winner of the 305 A-main will also walk away with $1,000 with second taking home $500; and third place $300" for the special night. For me this has always been one of the more entertaining nights at Fremont throughout the season.

                    My Weekend Plans
                    - I won't be doing much of anything this weekend. I work both Friday and Saturday night covering another coworker's weekend. Plus to this though, is I have two weekends off in a row afterwards since we traded weekends. The next couple weekends have some BIG races and I already have tickets to my first Brad Doty Classic.
                    • July 6th
                      • Attica Raceway Park – Att/WCS Late Models, FAST 305 Sprints, Trucks
                      • Jackson Co. Speedway – OVSCA Sprints, Modifieds, Sport Modifieds, Compacts, Enduro
                      • Moler Raceway Park – Late Models (no supports listed)
                      • Raceway 7 – Crate Late Models, E-Modifieds, Stocks, Econo Modifieds, Compacts
                      • 250 Speedway – Modifieds, Stocks, Compacts, Wedges
                    • July 7th
                      • Atomic Speedway – OVSCA Sprints, Late Models, Modifieds, Sport Modifieds
                      • Deerfield Speedway – Jr. Sprints, Jr. Sportsman, 270 Micros, Modlites, 600 Micros, Chargers, Classics, Compacts
                      • Fremont Speedway – FAST 410 Sprints, 305 Sprints, Trucks, Crate Late Models
                      • Oakshade Raceway – Late Models, Sportsmans, Stocks, Compacts, VARC Vintage
                      • Sharon Speedway – ASCoC Sprints, Big Block Modifieds
                      • Waynesfield Raceway Park – BOSS Non Wing Sprints, Mini Sprints, Compacts
                      • Wayne County Speedway – 410 Sprints, Late Models, Stocks, Compacts
                      • 35 Raceway Park – Modifieds, Sport Modifieds, Modlites, Stocks, Compacts, 4cyl Stocks, Enduro
                    • July 8th
                      • Legendary Hilltop Speedway – Enduro (Final race before closing)
                    Hobaugh nearly pulled it off Saturday night, even led a lap mid race.

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                    • I thought that when I saw he got second. Can’t believe how well he did I didn’t expect him to be in top 5 honestly. Top 10 yes but not that high.
                      2019 Race Counter: 18
                      Attica (7), Fremont (4), Wayne Co. (2), Lawrenceburg (1), Butler (1), Mansfield (1), Gas City (1), Waynesfield (1)

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                      • Originally posted by GTigers55 View Post
                        I thought that when I saw he got second. Can’t believe how well he did I didn’t expect him to be in top 5 honestly. Top 10 yes but not that high.
                        George is a family friend, let me tell you, nobody expected that. He may not admit it, but he seemed genuinely surprised too lol

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                        • Wound up going to limaland tonight for the me first time. Crowd is very sparse right now about 15 minutes before hotlaps. Hoping crowd fills in a bit but for obvious reasons most people will be at eldora tonight. I would be too if it wasn’t another 50 minutes away and triple the cost.
                          2019 Race Counter: 18
                          Attica (7), Fremont (4), Wayne Co. (2), Lawrenceburg (1), Butler (1), Mansfield (1), Gas City (1), Waynesfield (1)

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                          • Seen results and my oh my have car counts decreased on their staple divisions. Such a shame. Guess the "if you don't like it, don't come back" attitude from frickey finally showin up in car counts

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                            • Honestly car counts weren’t fantastic (14 305s 18 modifieds, 13 stocks) but the racing was fantastic. The mods and stocks put on a hell of a show in both features. Sprint nets were pretty huggy towards bottom but when guys tried the middle or top they usually gained ground. Both stock and mod features came down to the final lap.
                              2019 Race Counter: 18
                              Attica (7), Fremont (4), Wayne Co. (2), Lawrenceburg (1), Butler (1), Mansfield (1), Gas City (1), Waynesfield (1)

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                              • Royal weekend probly the worst time to go-to limaland because many competitors are at eldora to participate or watch. Try to make it back on an nra night you will see them come off the bottum. Glad to see you finally made it there .
                                2019 Race Counter: 3
                                Port Royal (1); Attica (1); Waynesfield (1)

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