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    Saw on BOSS (buckeye outlaw sprint series) website they have a new title sponsor for the year. It is now the Mo Vaughn Transport Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series. Yes the Mo Vaughn who was former first baseman and DH off the Boston red sox, Angels and Mets. Impressive landing in my opinion Mr Frye!

  • #2
    Yes - well done and good luck to the BOSS series this season. They're making progress!
    ~~ Connect with me on LinkedIn ~~
    http://www.linkedin.com/in/bryanautullo

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    • #3
      So they'll be paying Mo money?

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      • #4
        this is just great that they got vince vaughns brother to sponsor the series

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        • #5
          Mo Vaughn Transport BOSS Set to Launch Historic Season

          This Saturday night, May 9th will be "Mascot Night" at the historic Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio and it will also kick off a historic 2015 campaign by the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series. Many big changes will become immediately evident to the racers and fans, and none of the changes could be more significant than the new title sponsor. In the off season, BOSS was able to sign former major league baseball star, Mo Vaughn and his Mo Vaughn Transport out of Cleveland, Ohio. A first round draft pick in 1989, Vaughn spent 13 years in the majors, most of which with the Boston Red Sox where he was a 3 time All Star and the 1995 American League MVP. Vaughn has a serious interest in performance autos, but his involvement with BOSS is his first experience in the auto racing world.

          More significant changes were made in the off season with two major announcements involving drivers minimum ages and random drug testing. With many other organizations worried about tethers and finding ways to make teams spend more money, BOSS chose to address the real issues in the sport. The last two times sprint car racing appeared on headline news across the country, it involved fatal accidents with these 2 issues at the center of the controversy. In light of this, the Mo Vaughn Transport BOSS sprints now require all drivers to be a minimum of 16 years of age and all drivers must posses a valid drivers license. In addition, the series will become the first sprint car sanctioning body to implement random drug testing.

          Other major changes fans can expect include a new series souvenir trailer with an expanded apparel lineup along with shirts from the tour drivers themselves. BOSS has quickly become known for bringing back racing history and this years throwback is the return of program scorecards which were once available at all racing events throughout the last century. The new scorecards will feature series information, a chance to win random prize drawings, and a contest where you can impress your friends and win $25.00 if you can pick the top 3 finishers in order! Scorecards will be available for $1 at the Mo Vaughn Transport kiosk and at the souvenir trailer.

          Also new for 2015, BOSS will have 4 sprint car racing simulators on the midway next to the souvenir trailer. Fans will be able to climb inside the frame and body of retired race cars and test their skills against other fans. For $5, you will get two (8) Lap races where you can race your friends and the clock! If you want to be a sprint car driver, you can try your hand this way for a cheap price.

          With all the new announcements, BOSS is determined not to lose sight of what built the series. There are still no membership fees and the series is still an "open tire" series where teams can run any commercially available racing tire. There is no weight rule and cars are only limited to remaining traditional "sprint car" appearing machines. Heat race money and many bonus awards are still in place. There are now 8 different bonus awards. New this year is the perseverance award which will be $50 to the driver who draws the worst heat race starting pill and still transfers to the main event and the new Design 500 McClure tribute award where the 9th place finisher at each event will receive a gift certificate from Design 500. With the lack of a large rulebook and no fees, the Mo Vaughn Transport BOSS sprints lay claim to being the last true "outlaws" of the sprint car world.

          The "Magic Man" Mike Miller from Wapakoneta, Ohio is the returning champion set to defend his crown. The inaugural series champion, Dustin Smith from Russiaville, Indiana is returning as he and Miller will look to become the first repeat tour champions. Michael Fischesser, Brandon Spithaler, Chuck Wilson, Aaron Middaugh, Chad Wilson, Bob McMillin, Joe Butera, Joe Liguori, Scott Hardman, Andy Fike and Steve Little will all return from last year to once again be regular stars on the tour. However, Kirk Jeffries and Andre Layfield will also return to the tour after a year's absence along with other newcomers in Kent Wolters, Kris Davis, Josh Turner, Cody Gardner, Justin Owen and George Willard.

          Be a part of the fastest growing sprint car series in the nation and join us for the 2015 kickoff event at Fremont Speedway this Saturday night. Watch "Bucky" the BOSS Beaver as he will be on hand to race other Fremont area mascots at intermission. General admission is only $14 with Seniors $12. Kids 11-16 are $8 and kid 10 and under are free. Pit Passes will be $30. Gates will open at 4 pm with racing at 7 pm. More information on the series can be found at www.buckeyesprints.com and more information of Fremont Speedway can be found at www.fremontohspeedway.com Also, CDL drivers need to check out MVT at www.movaughntransport.com

          MVT/BOSS Complete A-Main payout for 2015: 1) $1500 2) $900 3) $700 4)$600 5) $500 6) $450 7) $400 8) $375 9) $350 10) $325 11) $300 12) $290 13)$280 14) $270 15) $260 16)-22) $250 to start

          Heat Race Payouts: 1) 40 2) 30 3)20 4)10 (Heat Race Sponsors: Moose Racing, Lias Tire, Hoosier Race Tire, Buckeye Machine & Fab, and FAST Signs

          Bonus Awards: $50 each - The Bridge Restaurant "Hard Charger", the Hochstetler Trucking "Highest Finishing Steel Block", the Lynn Cook "Hard Luck Award", the A Plus Transmission "Perseverance Award", the Apple Metal Polishing "Lucky Pill Draw" and of course free tires to the highest finishers on all four American Racers and Hoosier Tires. Gift Certificate to Design 500 - 9th place finisher.

          Additional sponsors include: Kistler Engines, Indy Race Parts, Cowen Truck Lines, Rod End Supply, DMI, Southeast Harley Davidson, S & H Nerfs, and TI22
          Last edited by JazzTrombonist; May 6th, 2015, 07:47 PM.

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          • #6

            BOSS Non-Wing Sprint Cars Set To Make 2015 Return To Montpelier Motor Speedway, Saturday, September 12th

            The inaugural 2014 Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series event at the Montpelier Motor Speedway brought a standing room only crowd and an outstanding field of 41 410 Non-Wing Sprint Cars to the Montpelier Motor Speedway. The 2015 rendition being contested on Saturday, September 12th, should prove to be just as exciting with the Montpelier Motor Speedway, located in East Central Indiana, serving as one of the few select tour stops to an Indiana track for the Ohio based series.

            Rocklin, California’s, Robert Balllou, picked up the inaugural 2014 BOSS victory at the Montpelier Motor Speedway in a heavily contested race that saw 5 different leaders over the course of 25 laps . Todd Keen, Brandon Spithaler, Jon Stanbrough, Scotty Weir, and Ballou all spent time in front of the field. In the end, it was Ballou who was victorious followed by a contingent of drivers in the top 6 who started mid pack or deeper including Scotty Weir (from 7th), Jarrett Andretti [from 10th], Logan Jarrett [from 19th ] , Travis Berryhill [from 11th] , and Cooper Clouse [from 13th). The 2014 BOSS event at Montpelier brought sprint entries from Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and California. Wapokenta, Ohio’s Mike Miller was able to secure the 2014 BOSS Series Championship a few weeks later after posting a 11th place finish at MMS.

            The BOSS series is a non-wing 410 Sprint Car series that competes in true “Outlaw” style with the absence of tire rules allowing any brand or compound of tire to compete along with a no entry fee policy for competitors. The BOSS series, through sponsorship, pays “heat race money” to the top finishers in each heat race and also provides a number of contingency and cash awards to competitors at the conclusion of each event. The Montpelier Motor Speedway event will pay a healthy $1500 to Win and $250 to Start along with tow money and the aforementioned contingency awards.

            Also, in action will be the popular and always action packed UMP Modifieds, Super Streets, and Thunder Cars, General Admission is $15 while Kids (12 and Under) are FREE!

            The Montpelier Motor Speedway, which began racing in 1903 and hosted its first automobile race in 1915, is one of America’s oldest remaining racing facilities. While the east central Indiana ¼ mile clay oval has a historic past, the facility has seen many major modern upgrades the past four seasons including new restrooms and bleachers along with the addition of many safety features including a new catch fence and front stretch wall. The Montpelier Motor Speedway commonly competes weekly on Saturday Nights with its popular Modified and Stock Car divisions and is also the host to the popular Montpelier Motor Speedway Midget series.

            BOSS Special Awards
            – The Bridge Restaurant – Sidney, OH – “Hard Charger” – $50
            – Lynn Cook “A Racer’s Friend” – “Hard Luck Award” – $50
            – A Plus Automatic Transmission – Mansfield, OH – “Perseverance Award” – $50
            – Hochstetler Truck & Auto Repair – Ashland, OH – “Steel Block Award” – $50
            – Apple Metal Polishing – Eldorodo, OH – “Lucky Pill Draw” – $40
            – Design 500 Racewear – Seattle, WA – “Rusty McClure Tribute Award” – $100 gift certificate
            – Diversified Machine – Lancaster, PA – “First B-Main non transfer Award” – $25 gift certificate
            – Lias Tire / American Racer – Tire Bonus – Free tire to highest finisher on all four American Racer tires
            – Hoosier Tire Midwest – Tire Bonus – Free tire to the highest finisher on all four Hoosier tires
            – Heat Race Sponsors: $100 each (paid out 40, 30, 20, 10 to top 4)

            Current Buckeye Machine BOSS Sprint Series Top 10 Points
            1) Shawn Westerfeld – 2425
            2) Mike Miller – 2354
            3) Dustin Smith – 2288
            4) Cooper Clouse – 2276
            5) Aaron Middaugh – 2235
            6) Michael Fischesser – 2199
            7) Chad Wilson – 2116
            8) Cody Gardner – 2019
            9) Justin Owen – 1988
            10) Bob McMillin – 1972

            Mo Vaughn Transport BOSS Sprints By The Numbers
            – Total Number BOSS Winners 2015 Season – 9
            Brandon Matus (Mercer Speedway), Thomas Meseraul (Limaland), Thomas Merseraul (Lawrenceburg), Kody Swanson (Pennsylvania Motor Speedway), Dallas Hewitt (Waynesfield), Landon Simon (Hilltop Speedway), Dustin Smith (Tyler County Speedway), Todd Kane (Atomic Speedway), Shawn Westerfield (Lawrenceburg), Cooper Clouse (Millstream), Landon Simon (Wayne County),
            – Total Number of BOSS 2015 Repeat Winners – 2 (Meseraul & Simon)
            – Number of BOSS Events Contested to date in 2015 – 14
            – Total Number of BOSS Competitors to date in 2015 – 102
            – Number of States that has contested BOSS events in 2014 – 4 (Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia)

            Date
            Saturday, September 12th

            Classes
            BOSS (Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series) – 410 Non-Wing Sprint Cars
            UMP Modifieds
            Super Streets
            Thunder Cars

            Times
            Gates Open – 3:00PM
            Hot Laps – 5:00PM
            Racing – 6:30PM
            Racing Curfew – 11oPM

            Tickets
            General Admission – $15
            Kids (12 and Under) – Free (with paid adult)
            Pit Pass – $30
            Entry Fee – None

            Location
            Montpelier Motor Speedway
            East Central Indiana
            700 South Jefferson
            Montpelier, Indiana 47359
            Conveniently located 15 miles from Interstate 69 Exit 264 (Indiana Highway 18)

            Web and Media
            Official Website – www.MontpelierMotorSpeedway.com
            Facebook Page – http://www.facebook.com/MontpelierMotorSpeedway
            Twitter (@MontpelierTrack) – https://twitter.com/MontpelierTrack

            Track Information
            Size and Configuration – 1/4 Mile Clay Oval With Sweeping Corners; 10+ degrees of banking in corners and backstretch.
            Year Built – 1903 as 1/2 Mile Horse Track

            First Automobile Race – May 4, 1915

            Seating Capacity – 3,200

            Parking – Free parking located near main grandstand entrance

            Family Section Seating – A designated area for family seating is located in the grandstands directly behind the flag stand. The consumption of alcoholic beverage in the family section is prohibited.
            Coolers – Insurance regulations prohibit the carry in of any cooler

            Camping – Free overnight primitive camping is allowed. Self Contained Campfires Permitted. Please no wood with nails. Self Clean-Up Required

            Alcohol – The Alcohol and Beverage Commission prohibits the carry in of any alcohol. Beer is sold at the track. ID is required.

            Souvenir Stand – Fully stocked souvenir stand (includes MMS T-Shirts, Hoodies, Pictures, and MMS Programs)

            Kids Stand – Fully stocked family/kid souvenir stand (includes kid’s toys and novelties, racing flags, safety glasses, hearing protection, etc… Items starting at .50/$1.00)

            Restrooms – New clean Men and Women’s restroom located behind the main grandstands. Pit side restroom is men only.

            Concession Stand – Wide range of food and sides and cold/hot drinks located behind the main grandstands. Dual lines to purchase food available from spectator area. Picnic tables spread throughout the facility.

            Pets – Pets are not allowed in the grandstand area.

            Upcoming Events
            Saturday, September 12 - BOSS Non-Wing 410 Sprints - UMP Modifieds - Super Streets - Thunder Cars

            Saturday, September 19 - Midgets - UMP Modifieds - Super Streets - Thunder Cars - FWD

            Saturday, September 26 - - UMP Modifieds $3000 To Win | $300 To Start - Super Streets - Thunder Cars - FWD - Mod Lites

            Saturday, October 10 - Topless UMP Modifieds - Outlaw Super Streets - Outlaw Thunder Cars - FWD - Mod Lites

            Saturday, October 24 - Monster Mash IX - UMP Modifieds - Super Streets - Thunder Cars - FWD - Mod Lites

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            • #7
              BOSS drug test procedures: http://www.pennlive.com/sports/index..._series_s.html

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              • #8
                Like anything else ... money ... see tire discussion just a few days ago and drivers complaining about money or before when talking about tethers.

                Agree with you that more should do it or start some type of plan. Think it is a good first step, but I believe more needs to be done and probably some local tracks/series are worried about losing car counts, pit gate revenue, teams avoiding their tracks, etc...

                If a driver has committed to a series or track full-time (WoO, All-Stars, BOSS, USAC, FAST) then every driver should be tested at the first race who is running for the championship, tow money, or points fund.

                Then have a random drawing like what the BOSS series is doing, but think it should be 1-3 drivers a night and tell them whoever gets picked they cannot go onto the track until they do the test. Think this can be accomplished with the ping pong ball method. When a driver/team comes to pick their spot for qualifying or draw they see a number posted on how many drivers might be tested that night and when they pick their spot those numbers go into another wheel and when the drivers meeting takes place a ball(s) is drawn.

                The only question I have is when we do a drug test for my work it gets sent to a lab and takes several days to get the results. Does the BOSS series have a instant test along with sending it to a lab or the same type of deal where they get sent to the lab only? Because a guy could test dirty, but still race that night because of no results and could be an issue. Also think any driver that test dirty besides paying for the test should lose any type of point fund/tow money that might come to him that night along with any money he won that night if the test isn't a instant test.

                At big events (Knoxville Nationals, King's Royal, etc...) where a big purse is involved would like to see all drivers be tested before the race that day.

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                • #9
                  Do you test for performance enhancing drugs as well as recreational drugs? With PED's, masking agents are the key to passing the test. A certain chubby Mets player is better now than he was 15 years ago. How can that be? The people who create the masking agents are usually a step ahead of the drug testers. Do any racecar drivers use PED's? Are PED's illegal in short track racing?

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                  • #10
                    I commend BOSS for the effort but hope they can avoid costly legal challenges going forward. The key to this testing has always been " Chain-of-custody ", which is a huge challenge and has a history of problems. The case of MLB player Ryan Braun a few years ago is just one example. If the process was as simple as written in the PennLive article, all sanctioning bodies would probably be doing it. I'm all for drug testing in racing, but the format described in the article looks to be lacking the chain-of-custody. I'm not an expert at these things but have read about and followed enough of the challenges that I believe there are potential problems here.

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