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| Wooster Motorsports Reflects on 2013 and Looks Forward to 2014
Posted by: WoosterMotorsports - 11-18-2013 01:35 PM
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Wooster, Ohio – November 18, 2013 – With the Wayne County Speedway Banquet held at The Pines Golf Club on Saturday November 16th, this officially puts a cap on the 2013 season. This season was a great year for growth of driver Jimmy Pooler and the Wooster Motorsports team which ultimately ended the season with a 7th place finish in 410 driver point at WCS. As we reflect on the highlights and some lowlights of the 2013 season, we have already started to put full-court-press toward the 2014 season.
Our goals at the beginning of the season were to gain valuable seat time, finish top ten in points at Wayne County and have consistent top ten finishes in local competition. Looking back on the highlights of the season, we managed to race at twenty-three (23) races at five (5) different racetracks including Wayne County Speedway, Attica Raceway Park, Waynesfield Raceway Park, Fremont Speedway and Sharon Speedway and logged over 725 laps.
WMS raced weekly at Wayne County Speedway competing in all the points’ nights as well as 4 special events at the track. We had the privilege of running with the All Star Circuit of Champions on nine (9) different occasions including four (4) Ohio Sprintweek races, the Labor Day Tripleheader and both nights at the Jim Ford Classic. The wing was removed once this season (willingly) and ran with BOSS Series at Wayne County Speedway and raced our way into the A-main via the B-main. We hauled the car to Fremont twice to run with FAST and made the tow to Sharon Speedway for the Lou Blaney Memorial.
Our season at Wayne County started decent. As the dog-days of summer rolled around, we were in need of some significant help. The WMS team had issues finding grip and a consistent package; we were struggling. Then, after key personnel changes and Pooler getting the valuable seat time; the consistency started shortly after our Ohio Sprintweek foray. Mid-July we hit our first of four (4) top 10’s which included a 10th in the 410 Sprint Sizzle, 9th during the Season Championships and another 9th in the Dirt Blowout. The consistency at the end of the year vaulted us to a 7th place finish in points.
“Welcome to Sprint Car racing,” Dean Jacobs said to Jimmy after his wicked flip at Fremont Speedway in August. With growth as a driver comes pushing and often finding the limits of your machine. We had a few lowlights that we needed to put a positive spin on in the 2013 season including two flips (Fremont and Waynesfield) and a devastating wreck at Sharon that totaled our primary car. Every time we bounced back even stronger than before through teamwork and confidence in each other. This was most evident in the last race of the season at Wayne County Speedway. A heat race accident broke the front axle, Wooster Motorsports as a team rebuilt the front end with Pooler starting near scratch of the A-feature and racing his way to a solid 9th place finish!!!
With 2014 around the horizon, we look forward to another year of growth and improvement. The off season should be exciting with WMS attending the PRI Show in Indianapolis and adding a new Triple X chassis to the stable. The current 2014 plans are to run full time at Attica Raceway Park on Friday and Wayne County Speedway on Saturday as well as a handful of other races in the mix. There is always the potential and the push to add new sponsorships to the sideboard of the wing, if interested contact Jimmy Pooler.
Special thanks go out to the Wooster Motorsports crew, all the fellow competitors and crews that have helped us along the way this season. Extra special thanks go out to Julie Pooler and Jimmy’s parents Neil and Sharon, without their continued support this couldn’t happen. As we’ve mentioned throughout the year, for all updates throughout the off-season, follow the VIB-ISO, Wooster Metal Works, Wooster Motorsports sprint car by “liking” us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/woostermotorsports. Happy Holidays and happy racing to all.
| FAST Series Crowns Champions; Announces New Series Ownership in 2014
Posted by: Swamp - 11-11-2013 12:09 AM
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MAUMEE, OH (11-10-13) by Scott Porter - F.A.S.T. Public Relations
The Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title (F.A.S.T.) Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service and the JLH General Contractors 305 Championship Series crowned their champions and honored the Top 10 in points last Saturday night (11/2/13) to celebrate the 5th season of the FAST Series. The season ending celebration took place at the American Legion in Fremont, OH and was once again very well attended.
Craig Mintz took home the Kistler Cup hardware and a check for $10,000 for edging out Byron Reed for his second FAST title. Nate Dussel hoisted the 305 series trophy and collected $1500 for the top spot for holding off John Ivy to claim the honors. (See list of drivers and awards below).
Over $35,000 in cash and prizes was handed out over the course of the evening with 10th place in the 410 division collecting $1000 cash and 10th place of the 305 division collecting $500 cash. In the five years of its existence, the FAST organization has pumped more than $150,000 in cash and prizes back into the local racing economy. This point fund is in addition to the Fremont and Attica track point funds and has helped these teams pump more money back into their programs for the past 5 seasons.
Before the final awards of the evening were handed out to the champions, series president Bryan Autullo thanked the drivers, the fans, the car owners, and the sponsors for making the FAST Series a successful program. He then went on to announce that effective immediately after the banquet, Fremont Speedway promoter, Rich Farmer, would be taking the reins as the new owner of the series going forward into 2014. Farmer had been in negotiations with the series since the end of the 2013 racing season and an agreement was reached that will allow him to carry the torch into the new year.
“It was really a time commitment issue for us,” stated Autullo. “Scott Porter, Chris Kettman, and I spent the past 5 years working to create a good foundation for this series, but with increased family and work obligations it just didn’t make sense for us to continue with what we were doing. We felt that we could not advance any further with what we started and we didn’t want to start slipping backwards. We unanimously made the decision to either shut down operations, or to turn it over to someone who would carry on what we started and continue to build on our foundation. It has been a lot of fun and also a lot of headaches, but we proved that a small group of fans can make a difference with a little determination and lot of hard work.”
“Bryan came to me after the season was over and told me about their plan to shut down the FAST Series,” said Farmer. “I thought about what the series means to this area and to my race track and made an offer to take over the duties to carry this concept into the future.” After several weeks of negotiations, an agreement was reached and Farmer and his team will spend the winter planning and securing sponsorships for the 2014 season. “We already got verbal commitments from 90% of the current sponsors for the 2014 season,” Farmer says. “Our goal is to add some more new ones and try to build on what these guys have started. I’m grateful for what they did these past 5 years and I'm excited to be able to continue what has been a successful program in this area. I intend to take it to the next level and hope that the drivers continue to support it.”
Autullo went on to say, “Between the All Stars and the FAST Series, I have spent the past 10 years dedicated to helping this sport in some small way. Over the past 5 years Scott Porter and Chris Kettman have also dedicated a lot of time to helping our local racers. We felt it was time for us to step back and let someone else take the reins. I know Rich will do what’s right and will continue to work with Attica Raceway Park and build this into something bigger than we were able to. He has a passion for this sport and has never been afraid to try new ideas. We look forward to seeing what the future holds. We also look forward to our new role as average fans. Thanks to everyone who has supported us in this effort since 2009. The torch has been passed.”
410 Sprint Top 10 Cash and Prizes
Crew Chief of the Year – Les Mintz - $500 in tools from Productive Tools & Equipment and King Racing Products
1 Craig Mintz - $10,000 + contingency awards & certificates
2 Byron Reed - $3,500 + contingency awards & certificates
3 Chris Andrews - $1,450 + contingency awards & certificates
4 DJ Foos (Rookie of the Year) - $1,300 + contingency awards & certificates
5 Caleb Griffith - $1,250 + contingency awards & certificates
6 Brian Lay - $1,200 + contingency awards & certificates
7 Brian Smith - $1,150 + contingency awards & certificates
8 Duane Zablocki - $1,100 + contingency awards & certificates
9 Dean Jacobs - $1,050 + contingency awards & certificates
10 Travis Philo - $1,000 + contingency awards & certificates
305 Sprint Top 10 Cash and Prizes
Crew Chief of the Year – Craig Dussel - $500 in tools from Productive Tools & Equipment and King Racing Products
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Drawing – Set of heads to Seth Schneider; other miscellaneous prizes to the Top 10 drivers included (4) Real Capz wing caps, (2) King Racing Products fuel filters w/ shutoff, (2) gift certificates for Rock Auto.
1 Nate Dussel - $1,500 + contingency awards & certificates
2 John Ivy - $700 + contingency awards & certificates
3 Jordan Ryan - $675 + contingency awards & certificates
4 Dustin Dinan - $650 + contingency awards & certificates
5 Alvin Roepke - $625 + contingency awards & certificates
6 T.J Michael - $600 + contingency awards & certificates
7 Paul Weaver - contingency awards & certificates (was not in attendance)
8 Bobby Clark - $550 + contingency awards & certificates
9 Seth Schneider - $525 + contingency awards & certificates
10 Jason Keckler - $500 + contingency awards & certificates
Want more information about the Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title presented by KS Sales & Service and the JLH General Contractors F.A.S.T. 305 Championship Series? Visit http://www.fastondirt.com, like us on Facebook at fb.com/fastondirt or follow @FASTseries on Twitter.
FAST On Dirt, Inc. would like to thank the following contributors to the 2013 Fremont/Attica Sprint Title point fund:
Kistler Racing Products, KS Sales & Service, JLH General Contractors, Engler Machine & Tool, CP-Carillo Pistons, Design Graphics Group Inc., SCS Gearbox, Pukka Inc., Reebar Die Casting, Hoseheads.com, Level Performance, Young's RV Centers, Custom Ink Screenprinting, Avitus Group, Gressman Powersports, Hoserville Ohio, Jon Wright’s Custom Chrome Plating, JD Automotive, Midwest Transportation, Fast Traxxx Electric Slot Car Racing, October Hills Farms, Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway.
Also, a very special thanks to all of our contingency award sponsors:
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Henry Motorsports, Fuel Safe, Productive Tools & Equipment, Hinchman Indy Racewear, OC Shocks, J&J Auto Racing, Kear's Speed Shop, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, King Racing Products, Kinsler Fuel Injection, KSE Racing Products, Linder's Speed Equipment, Outerwears Performance Products, Pro Shocks, R2C Performance Products, Rocket Headers, Rod End Supply, Saldana Racing Products, Ti22 Performance, Weld Racing Wheels, Wings Unlimited, SpeedMeetsArt.com, Golden Graphics & Design and Zemco Headers.
| Bacon Rules Eldora but Beaber is BOSS
Posted by: sprinter14 - 10-14-2013 11:10 PM
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Bacon Rules Eldora but Beaber is BOSS
The second full season of the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series for traditional wingless sprint cars wrapped up in dramatic fashion Saturday night. An incredible 54 car field signed in to attack the fables high banks of the most legendary dirt track in the nation, the Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. Broken Arrow, Oklahoma driver Brady Bacon would score his first ever BOSS victory, but the event saw the race for the season championship come right down to the final laps of the main event, where Tony Beaber was able to keep his closest challengers in sight to secure the 2013 title.
The evening began with a bang, literally for Beaber who came into the night with an 18 point lead over Brandon Spithaler. In hot laps, Beaber had something break on the #3T Beaberbuilt chassis sending him on a wild series of flips through turn 2. With the chassis destroyed, he would opt to jump into his father's car, and start at the rear of his heat race in the #3J car.
Entering the program, five drivers still had a legitimate shot at the 2013 BOSS championship. In heat race action, 3 of the 5 drivers managed to transfer to the night's main event including second in points, Brandon Spithaler, third place Mike Miller, and fifth place Kirk Jeffries. Beaber and 4th place driver Aaron Middaugh were relegated to the B-Main events. The five BOSS heats were won by Drew Abel, Dallas Hewitt, Jarrett Andretti, Matt Westfall and Brady Bacon.
The twin B-Mains proved very tough and the second B-Main would play a pivotal role in deciding the championship. In what may have been the Cinderella story of the night, 2012 BOSS champion Dustin Smith of Russiaville, Indiana charged from 5th to win B-Main #1 in the Burkin owned #48x car powered by a steel 305 cubic inch engine. Adam Miller of McDonald, Pennsylvania was making his first start at Eldora and he managed to score the second and final transfer spot.
B-Main #2 found points leader Beaber starting from the #6 spot with only the top 2 finishers transferring to the main event. California driver Thomas Meseraull jumped out to the early lead leaving BOSS points contenders Aaron Middaugh and Beaber fighting to keep their 2013 title hopes alive. Still nursing some soreness from his hot laps crash, Beaber was able to race through the pain and get up on the wheel to charge into the runner-up spot to secure his spot in the main event behind B winner #2 Meseraull. Middaugh faded late to 4th, thus ending his title hopes as BOSS young gun Michael Fischesser, in his Eldora debut, charged from 12th starting spot to finish 3rd. Although one spot short of the transfer, he may have been the fastest car on the track in that event.
With the 24 car starting field now set for the 25 lap finale, four drivers remained eligible to win the title. Beaber held a slim 15 point lead over Spithaler with Mike Miller only 31 points from the championship lead. Kirk Jeffries would start in front of all 3, but needed a lot of luck in his favor to pull off the championship.
Multi-time BOSS feature winners Justin Grant and Luke Hall would lead the field to the starters green flag. Hall, the defending winner of the BOSS/Eldora finale last season, shot to a quick early lead with Westfall in tow. But Brady Bacon made it quickly evident that he was the man to beat as he moved from 8th to 4th in less than a lap. Through the early and middle stages of the race, Hall, Westfall and Bacon put on a non wing sprint car driving clinic with slide jobs and crossovers the order of the night. The trio were three wide for the lead on lap #8 and again at the line to complete lap #11 was nearly another 3 car dead heat. On lap #13, Bacon was able to take a clear lead with Westfall still giving chase.
Back in the pack, the fans had their eyes on 12th starting Chris Windom who was up to 4th by halfway. Also on the move were Gary Taylor in the Hery #40 who had started 14th and Thomas Meseraull in the Stensland #41 who started from 22nd. Also, the race within the race found Kirk Jeffries running highest among the championship contenders, but unable to put enough distance between himself and the other 3 points chasers. Beaber, Miller, and Spithaler ran very close together the entire 25 laps, which played to Beaber's advantage. Late in the race, Beaber was able to get past Spithaler and kept Mike Miller within sight, allowing Beaber's 17th place finish to secure himself as the 2013 Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series tour champion.
Meanwhile, back up front, Bacon had opened up a comfortable lead, but Windom in the Walker #11 was still the man on the move. Bacon encountered heavy lapped traffic as Windom worked past Westfall to the runner-up spot. Over the final 2 circuits, Windom was able to shave a half second off the lead gap, but Bacon was not to be denied on this night as he cruised home 1.726 seconds ahead of Windom in a race that went green to checker with no cautions and 23 of the 24 starters finishing the race. Westfall held on for 3rd place with Dallas Hewitt up from 10th to finish 4th in a substitute role for Chad Wilson who was injured the night before. Gary Taylor rounded out the top five with a 14th to 5th place run. The rest of the top 10 were Justin Grant, Luke Hall, Jarrett Andretti, Brandon Whited and Kody Swanson.
The final BOSS points standings were as follows: 1st- Tony Beaber - 2332, 2nd- Brandon Spithaler - 2314, 3rd- Mike Miller - 2309, 4th- Kirk Jeffries - 2266, 5th- Aaron Middaugh - 2262, 6th- Chad Wilson - 2182, 7th- Michael Fischesser - 2115, 8th- Adam Miller - 1991, 9th- Johnny Beaber - 1978, 10th- Chuck Wilson - 1876
The Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series thanks all the drivers, teams, tracks, and fans who supported the series and we look forward to bigger and better things in 2014. Banquet details will be announced soon and will be held sometime in late January. For more information on the series you can phone 740-703-3768 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or log on to the website at http://www.buckeyesprints.com
Eldora Speedway 10/12/13 Event #14 of 14
HEAT 1 - 1. 04-Drew Abel ; 2. 19-Joe Bares ; 3. 74M-Tony Main ; 4. 15-Brandon Whited ; 5. 11X-David Applegate ; 6. 48-Mike Burkin ; 7. 21-Travis Hery ; 8. 4G-Bill Griffith ; 9. 5-Bob Mcmillin ; 10. 13- Brandon Matus [DNS]; 11. 3J- Johnny Beaber [DNS]
HEAT 2 – 1. 14-Dallas Hewitt ; 2. 27-Justin Grant ; 3. 11-Chris Windom ; 4. 59J-Kirk Jeffries ; 5. 91X-Aaron Middaugh ; 6. 82-Nick Landon ; 7. 3J-Tony Beaber ; 8. 97X-Tyler Hewitt ; 9. 32M-Derek Hastings ; 10. 4-Michael Fischesser ; 11. 9X-Mike Brecht [DNS];
HEAT 3 – 1. 18-Jarett Andretti ; 2. 0-Steve Irwin ; 3. 83-Adam Cruea ; 4. 17B-Brett Burdette ; 5. 2K-Kevin Klatte ; 6. 71C-Barney Craig ; 7. 13D-Jeremy Duposki ; 8. 22W-Mike Weber ; 9. 63-Huston Hewitt [DNF]; 10. 1M-Mike Moore [DNF]; 11. 33-Brent Matus [DNS];
HEAT 4 – 1. 54-Matt Westfall ; 2. 12-Kody Swanson ; 3. 40-Gary Taylor ; 4. 82M-Mike Miller ; 5. 41-Thomas Meseraull ; 6. 48X-Dustin Smith ; 7. 7P-Brandon Moore [DNF]; 8. 5S-Mark Silva [DNF]; 9. 5M-Kent Wolters [DNF]; 10. 20-Steve Thomas [DNF];
HEAT 5 – 1. 9-Brady Bacon ; 2. 9N-Luke Hall ; 3. 31-Chuck Wilson ; 4. 57B-Brandon Spithaler ; 5. 24M-Adam Miller ; 6. 74-Jt Stapp ; 7. 71-Dwayne Spille ; 8. 10S-Roger Shammo ; 9. 8-Lewie Christian ; 10. 32-Garrett Abrams [DNS];
B-FEATURE 1 – 1. 48X-Dustin Smith ; 2. 24M-Adam Miller ; 3. 82-Nick Landon ; 4. 97X-Tyler Hewitt ; 5. 7P-Brandon Moore ; 6. 2K-Kevin Klatte ; 7. 11X-David Applegate ; 8. 21-Travis Hery ; 9. 13D-Jeremy Duposki ; 10. 5-Bob Mcmillin ; 11. 1M-Mike Moore ; 12. 8-Lewie Christian ; 13. 33-Brent Matus ; 14. 71-Dwayne Spille ;
B-FEATURE 2 – 1. 41-Thomas Meseraull ; 2. 3J-Tony Beaber ; 3. 4-Michael Fischesser ; 4. 91X-Aaron Middaugh ; 5. 48-Mike Burkin ; 6. 32M-Derek Hastings ; 7. 74-Jt Stapp ; 8. 10S-Roger Shammo ; 9. 22W-Mike Weber ; 10. 5S-Mark Silva [DNF]; 11. 71C-Barney Craig [DNF]; 12. 13- Brandon Matus [DNF]; 13. 4G-Bill Griffith [DNF];
A FEATURE -1. 9-Brady Bacon(8) 2. 11-Chris Windom ; 3. 54-Matt Westfall ; 4. 14-Dallas Hewitt ; 5. 40-Gary Taylor ; 6. 27-Justin Grant ; 7. 9N-Luke Hall ; 8. 18-Jarett Andretti ; 9. 15-Brandon Whited ; 10. 12-Kody Swanson ; 11. 83-Adam Cruea ; 12. 41-Thomas Meseraull ; 13. 59J-Kirk Jeffries ; 14. 82M-Mike Miller ; 15. 0-Steve Irwin ; 16. 74M-Tony Main ; 17. 3J-Tony Beaber ; 18. 57B-Brandon Spithaler ; 19. 19-Joe Bares ; 20. 31-Chuck Wilson ; 21. 24M-Adam Miller ; 22. 04-Drew Abel ; 23. 17B-Brett Burdette ; 24. 48X-Dustin Smith ;
| Thank you to so many for a great year!!
Posted by: TBeaber - 10-14-2013 06:36 PM
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I have to send out a HUGE thank you to soooo many people for making Saturday night such a special night! I am so proud of my team and the effort they made Saturday night, never giving up and they kept me motivated when it would have been easy to just let it go and say we had a bad night. The support we received from everyone leading into Eldora I refused to let them down by not giving it everything I could. This is definitely a TEAM effort and I would not have been doing that interview without the help of some amazing and determined people! I'm truly blessed and proud of everyone that was a part of it from sponsors to friends and family down to the fans that said good luck!!! You all were my motivation!!!
First I need to thank my dad Johnny Beaber for his continuing life long support and giving up his seat so we could still have a shot at our season long goal!
My mom Pam Beaber for chasing her son around all season and supporting me off the track and in the pits more than i can ever describe!
Alan Toth for providing me with an opportunity to continue chasing these tracks and making circles in the dust with support and loyalty you just don't hear about anymore.
Our main crew guy Joel Robert Biro for driving his own truck so many miles to bust his ass for no pay, the only way i knew how to repay you buddy was give you the effort you have shown me for the last 5 seasons!! we got it buddy!!!
Fuzz Lyons for keeping my heads straight all year and putting up with countless phone calls!! you were there buddy, sorry i junked your baby!!! lol
Bob Hampshire (Tracy Hampshire-Kemenah) for working with me and letting me annoy him since i was a little kid, and taking what i could afford and build one hell of a motor that made all the difference in the world!!!
Ken King and Fantasy Racers, Motorsports-Muscle car diecast collectibles, thank you so much for joining our team this year and your support was outstanding!
I have to thank Mark Tusing and Shirley Kear for working with me all summer keeping me on the race track.
Without Bernie Stuebgen at Indy Race Parts the second car that dad drove all season and we needed to jump into wouldn't even have been at the track all year and it was definitely our savior Saturday night!
The following people stepped up huge for us at the last points race making sure we hit the race track with the best effort possible to capture the championship. All of you showed me great support which blew me away and was another reason we were determined not to give up! you all are a big part of why we were able to overcome a bad start to the night!!! Thank you so much! it means more than i can put into words!!
Tom Conrad Jr
Lynn Cook, A Racers Friend
Ray Marshall and Ray Marshall Motorsports
John and Amanda Lewis
I know I'm gonna leave someone out but please take no offense, I did hit my head, not that there is anything in there to hurt. I cannot thank my family and friends enough for your support and making my dreams a reality!!! basically, if your reading this, your a part of it!!!! Its with great pride and pleasure we ALL share the label, 2013 BOSS Champion!!! THANK YOU!!!!!!
| SCHAEFFER’S OIL JOINS LIST OF SPONSORS FOR MONSTER DIRT MADNESS
Posted by: BrianTidball - 10-14-2013 05:50 PM
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SCHAEFFER’S OIL JOINS LIST OF SPONSORS FOR
MONSTER DIRT MADNESS AT CLARY’S SPEEDWAY[attachment=1602]
Brinkleyville, NC; Clary’s Speedway is pleased to announce the Schaeffer’s Oil of
St Louis, MO has come on board as contingency sponsor for the 1st Annual Monster Dirt Madness October 25th & 26th. Schaffer’s Oil is awarding a case of Oil to each of the 4 winners of Saturday night’s feature winners! Alan Bradley of Schaeffer’s Oil stated, “I think events like Monster Dirt Madness for Steel Block Late Models could very well be the future for Dirt Late Models. The high cost of racing Super Late Models has seen car counts drop over the last few seasons and to be involved in the inaugural Monster Dirt Madness is great for both Schaeffer’s Oil and the Late Models racers of the Mid-Atlantic region”.
Monster Dirt Madness features 7 divisions of racing over two nights on October 25th & 26th featuring a $10,000 to win, $500 to start Steel Block Late Model 60 lap event. Also on tap is a $2,000 to win $100 to start Open wheel Modified race. Also on tap for Saturday will be Super Street race paying $2,000 to win and Super Stock 4 Cylinders $500 to win.
Friday will have Qualifying and Heats for all divisions and Feature events for U-Cars $200 to win, Pure Stock 4 Cylinders $400 to win and Pure Stock V-8’s $400 to win.
Host Hotel for Monster Dirt Madness 2013 will be the Hilton Garden Inn located at exit 171 on Interstate 95 in Roanoke Rapids, NC. 111 Carolina Crossroads Pkwy Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 call the Hotel direct at (252) 519-2333. When calling to make a reservation please ask for the Clary's Speedway rate for the weekend of October 25 and 26th 2013. 2 FREE Breakfasts daily in the hotel restaurant (not Muffins and Danishes, but real food you can order and have cooked your way) are included with each double room booked for this weekend.
For More Information on Monster Dirt Madness and Clary’s Speedway
Clary’s Speedway would like to thank all of their contingency Sponsors; PMZ Group, Randy Clary Race Engines, Bret Hamilton Racecars, Skate-a-Way of Midlothian, VA, Erwin Racing Supply and Scott Cross Racing
To inquire about sponsor opportunities for Monster Dirt Madness
Contact either Marcia Reed 434-917-9889 or Brian Tidball 804-363-8775
Prepared by Brian Tidball Media Services
| Jeffries Jets to First Career BOSS Win
Posted by: sprinter14 - 10-01-2013 10:40 PM
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Jeffries Jets to First Career BOSS Win
With the 2013 Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series tour heading toward a climactic ending, several tour regulars have risen to the top. Never was it more evident than Saturday night when the series made its fourth career visit to the "Monster Half Mile" at Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Motor Speedway. Westerville, Ohio driver Kirk Jeffries picked up his first career tour victory in the "Make-it-Fit" Foundation #59J racing for autism awareness. The victory was made sweeter by the fact Jeffries drew the worst pill possible for the redraw, and the former flat track motorcycle star had to charge from the 9th starting spot to secure the win.
The evening began with 26 traditional wingless sprint cars signed in for the nights activities. preliminary heat races were won by tour regulars Aaron Middaugh, Tony Beaber, and Mike Miller. The top 3 cars in each heat race would redraw for starting positions with Tony Beaber and Mike Miller drawing the front row. The stage was set for a dramatic night as series points leader Brandon Spithaler would roll off from 8th and eventual winner Jeffries pulled the "9" pill. The 2012 race winners with BOSS at Pittsburgh would also have a tough road ahead as Andre Layfield would start from 10th and Jack Sodeman Jr rolling off from 25th. With the quality of the cars in attendance, BOSS officials and PPMS promoter Matt Miley reached an agreement to start all 26 cars in the main event.
At the drop of the green flag, Tony Beaber set sail in hopes of repeating his fete of winning the spring event. On the very first lap, Aaron Middaugh narrowly averted sure disaster as he climbed the wheel of the #08 machine of Andy Feil. Middaugh was able to make the save and continue with cars 4 wide through turn 3 and 4. Completing lap 2, the cars on the move were Jeffries who was already to 3rd from his 9th starting spot and Michael Fischesser who was already up to 5th from hi 11th starting position. But the action with 26 cars running so close together was sensory overload for the fans and working lap 3, the inevitable happened.
As the field thundered into the first turn on the third lap, Fischesser spun collecting Feil and points leader Brandon Spithaler. Spithaler, in the Tom Burkey #57B flipped toward the outside wall while Feil's disabled mount limped along. Then, Canadian racer Dick Mahoney approached the scene at near full speed, clipping Fischesser, then drilling Feil's disabled car directly in the fuel tank. Steve Little and Charlie Cornelius also became involved in the melee. It was a tense few moments as several cars sat in a pool of methanol with Mahoney also resting upside down after the vicious hit. Thankfully all drivers were able to walk away but several cars were severely damaged
and Spithaler was left helpless to watch Tony Beaber take over the series points lead.
After a 30 minute red flag to clean up the accident, the drivers wasted little time in heating back up. Beaber opened up another lead on the restart, but Kirk Jeffries immediately moved to the high side to slingshot past Mike Miller for the runner-up spot. Local crowd pleaser Brandon Matus also began to flex some muscle as he moved up to wage a torrid battle with Jeffries in the early stages. At this point, the race up front settled down with Beaber, Jeffries, Matus, Miller and Aaron Middaugh running in the top 5.
Around the halfway point, things clearly began to change as Jeffries closed on Beaber and the pair made contact on the 11th lap. Both continued but this allowed Matus to close in on the lead battle. Just when it appeared Jeffries was around Beaber, the race's only caution flag flew when Andre Layfield spun and collected Chad Wilson in turn 3 and 4. With scoring reverting back a lap, Beaber was able to retain the lead.
On the restart, Beaber opened up yet another lead and would show the way through lap #13. But the Westerville Wonder was determined that this would be his night. Jeffries rolled the car deep into the first turn on the 14th lap and flirted dangerously with the unforgiving Pittsburgh guardrail as he rim rode past Beaber to take command. But the final six laps had the local fans on their feet as Matus followed Jeffries past Beaber and then hounded the leader over the final six circuits. However, there was no denying this was Kirk Jeffries' night as he rolled on to victory over Matus. The late race drama found Middaugh charging to third over Beaber who held on to forth to take over the points lead and California driver Kody Swanson cracking the top 5 late in the going. The rest of the top 10 included Mike Miller who was 6th, Jack Sodeman wrapped up a dramatic run with a 25th to 7th place run to claim the Hard Charger Award. Tim Hunter, Adam Miller, and Arnie Kent rounded out the top 10 finishers.
The next event for the BOSS series is this Saturday, October 5th at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio. The series then wraps up on the high banks of the ultra fast Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio on Saturday, October 12th. For more information on these events or on the series, log on to http://www.buckeyesprints.com or phone 740-703-3768.
| Schatz earns 21st World of Outlaws win at Fremont but locals steal the show
Posted by: BrianLiskai - 09-29-2013 12:43 AM
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013
Contact: Brian Liskai
By Brian Liskai
FREMONT, Ohio – Donny Schatz scored his 21st World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series win Saturday at Fremont Speedway. But the real story of the night was the showing by the local drivers. Sandusky, Ohio’s Caleb Griffith – who led the first eight laps – would finish second and Fremont, Ohio’s Bryan Sebetto would come home in third.
Schatz would take the lead from Griffith on lap nine and survived several restarts to score his first career Fremont win on Kistler Racing Products Night. Schatz’ 145th career series victory, coupled with Daryn Pittman’s ninth place run tightens the World of Outlaws points heading into the handful of remaining races. Pittman actually rebounded well considering he spun on a lap 14 restart after contact with Sebetto while battling for second and came from the tail.
“I feel like I just won the Fremont 500…man there was a lot of cautions. The guys just have this car rolling so well right now,” said Schatz beside his Tony Stewart Racing STP/Amor All/J&J Auto Racing #15. “It’s tough to come to a place like Fremont where you know the locals have a big advantage. The car just rolled through the middle so well and I was able to move around.”
For Griffith, who scored his first ever Fremont 410 sprint win earlier in the year, the second place run was a career highlight. A year ago Griffith fractured his leg in a sprint car crash at another track and spent the winter rehabbing.
“To come out here and run so competitively with these guys says a lot about our team. The car was good around the top…I just didn’t need all of those restarts. Hey, to run second to Donny Schatz…I can’t complain,” said Griffith beside his Al Davis owned, Crown Battery/JLH General Contractors/McDonald’s Restaurant/Young’s Batter Mix backed #40DD.
Sebetto, in his last night aboard the Hammer Pallets #24h, battled up front throughout the 40-lap feature.
“It was fun racing like that with Caleb. It’s great that local guys did so well against the Outlaws. The car was good around the top of three and four and I struggled a little in one and two, but to finish third against the Outlaws the last two times they have raced at Fremont is pretty cool,” said Sebetto beside his Crown Battery/Gressman Powersports/Meggit Powdercoating/JLH General Contractor backed machine.
The Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints and AAA Ohio Auto Club Dirt Trucks ran in feature events only and rookie T.J. Michael would score his first sprint victory with Shawn Valenti taking his four win of the year in the trucks.
Michael would hold off Nate Dussel for the win while Valenti battled side-by-side with Daniel Roepke throughout the feature before securing his ninth career Fremont win.
“I thought about going up top to try and block Nate but I wasn’t good up there. I let the car drift up on the restarts to block his momentum,” said Michael of Plano, Texas.
“I have to thank Kenny and Karen Clark, Advanced Cast Stone, The Little Bar on the Prairie, B&L Plumbing, Miller Rigging and everyone who helps on this,” added Michael. “I hope to come back and do this again next year.”
“This has been just a fantastic year. I have to thank Jeff Babcock for giving me this opportunity to come out and have fun. To get a win in front of such a huge crowd is pretty awesome,” said Valenti.
Griffith and Pittman would bring the field to green for the 40-lap World of Outlaws feature. But, before a lap could be recorded Cole Duncan would spin in turn four. On the second attempt at a green Steve Kinser would spin in turn three. On the third try Griffith would bolt into the lead over third starting Sebetto with Pittman, Schatz and Christopher Bell in tow. Griffith would pull away slightly as Sebetto and Pittman battled for second.
Just as the leaders were ready to hit lapped traffic on the fourth circuit, Sammy Swindell would coast tot a stop in turn three to bring out the yellow. On the restart attempt Kinser would stop in turn two after making contact with another car. This would necessitate a single file restart rather than the double-file attempt.
Again Griffith would pull away from Sebetto, Pittman, Schatz, Bell and Sheldon Haudenschild. Bell’s fantastic run would come to an end on lap six when he spun in turn three. The restart order was Griffith, Pittman, Sebetto and Schatz. When the green flew Pittman slipped back as Schatz and Sebetto battled hard for second with Sheldon Haudenschild in tow.
Schatz would dive under Griffith in turn three on lap nine to take the lead. The caution would again fly on lap 10 when Byron Reed suffered a flat left rear tire and came to a stop. This would bring about an open red with the running order Schatz, Griffith, Sebetto, Pittman, Sheldon Haudenschild and Greg Wilson.
On the double-file restart, Pittman would blast into second while Griffith and Sebetto were locked in a torrid battle for third with Sheldon Haudenschild, Jac Haudenschild and Paul McMahan in tow. While Schatz ran about three car lengths ahead, Griffith would reel in Pittman for second and would regain the runner-up spot on lap 13 only to see Pittman drive back around the following circuit.
Cap Henry would coast to a stop in turn four on lap 14 and on the ensuing double-file restart Pittman and Sebetto would make contact with Pittman spinning. Now the restart order was Schatz, Griffith, Sebetto, Sheldon Haudenschild, Jac Haudenschild, McMahan, Craig Kinser and Dale Blaney, up from his 15th starting spot.
As the field raced to the half-way mark Schatz held a five car length lead over Griffith who had his hands full with Sebetto, followed by the son and father Haudenschild duo. Just as Schatz started to draw near heavy lapped traffic, which was allowing Griffith and Sebetto to close, the caution would fly for seventh running Kraig Kinser who spun in turn two.
When the green reappeared Sebetto used the double-file restart to blast into second with Sheldon Haudenschild taking third. Griffith would rebound to retake third on lap 25. The car on the move was Blaney who raced into fourth with 15 laps remaining.
Action would grind to a halt on lap 28 when Henry took a tumble in turn two. He was okay but his night was finished.
The restart order was Schatz, Sebetto, Griffith, Blaney, Jac Haudenschild, McMahan, Sheldon Haudenschild and Tim Shaffer, up from his 24th starting spot. The caution would fly a lap later when Jason Sides spun in turn two. On this restart Schatz would pull away slightly as once again Sebetto and Griffith waged war for second with Jac Haudenschild taking fourth from Blaney.
Griffith would take the runner-up spot with nine laps to go but couldn’t hunt down Schatz as Sebetto, Jac Haudenschild and Blaney rounded out the top five. With four laps to go, the battle was for third between Sebetto, Haudenschild and Blaney.
Schatz would catch the back of the back with two laps remaining, but worked his way through perfectly. The Fargo, North Dakota driver would take the checkered over Griffith, Sebetto, Blaney and Jac Haudenschild.
In the 25-lap 305 sprint feature, Tyler Gunn and T.J. Michael would bring the field to green with Michael gaining the upper hand. Nate Dussel, Jordan Ryan, Paul Weaver, Jason Keckler and John Ivy would give chase. Michael would continue to lead Gunn, Dussel, Ryan and Weaver through lap 14 when they would catch lapped traffic.
Dussel would take second on lap 14 and closed on Michael as they battled in traffic. Dussel would drive around Michael for the lead on lap 22 but Steve Rando would take a tumble for the first race stoppage, negating the move. On the ensuing restart Jeremy Duposki would stop in turn one to bring out the caution and on the next green Ivy would make contact with the front stretch wall for another caution.
With Michael back in the point, he would make his machine wide, holding off several challenges from Dussel over the least four laps. Michael would take the checkered over Dussel, Ryan, Gunn and Weaver.
The 20-lap dirt truck main would see Cory McCaughey and Matt Foos bring the field to green with McCaughey leading the first lap over Valenti, Foos and Roepke. Valenti would drive into the lead on lap two with Roepke taking the runner-up spot on lap five.
Art Ball would spin in turn one on lap seven for the only caution of the event. On the restart Valenti pulled away slightly from Roepke while Foos and John Ivy waged a terrific battle for third with Eric Devanna and Cory Ward in tow. Ivy would finally take the third position on lap 15 as Roepke closed on Valenti.
With four laps to go Roepke raced under Valenti but could not make the pass. Valenti and Roepke raced side-by-side the remaining three laps of the feature. Valenti drove to the win over Roepke, Ivy, Foos and Devanna.
Fremont Speedway will close out its 63rd season of racing on Saturday, Oct. 5 for Fort Ball Pizza Palace Night. The BOSS non-wing sprints will be in action as will the 360 verses 305 sprint challenge and the run-what-you-brung for the stocks and trucks and four-cylinders.
For more information go to http://www.fremontohspeedway.com
Fremont Speedway - 9/28/2013
Kistler Racing Products Night
World of Outlaw STP Sprint Car Series (46 Cars)
1. 6G-David Gravel, 12.154; 2. 22-Cole Duncan, 12.166; 3. 2-Dale Blaney, 12.203; 4. 40-Calen Helms, 12.217; 5. 71M-Joey Saldana, 12.240; 6. 40DD-Caleb Griffith, 12.242; 7. 24H-Bryan Sebetto, 12.269; 8. 11-Steve Kinser, 12.286; 9. 97-Dean Jacobs, 12.309; 10. O9-Craig Mintz, 12.318; 11. 9-Daryn Pittman, 12.328; 12. 51-Paul McMahan, 12.330; 13. 59-Jac Haudenschild, 12.341; 14. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.349; 15. W20-Greg Wilson, 12.352; 16. 3G-Shane Stewart, 12.379; 17. 45-Danny Hotlgraver, 12.392; 18. 60-Jody Keegan, 12.421; 19. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 12.426; 20. 33M-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12.437; 21. 9X-Rob Chanery, 12.460; 22. 1-Sammy Swindell, 12.469; 23. 54-Cap Henry, 12.481; 24. 4-Cody Darrah, 12.486; 25. 7-Craig Dollansky, 12.489; 26. 7S-Jason Sides, 12.493; 27. 53-Christopher Bell, 12.507; 28. 9W-Lucas Wolfe, 12.508; 29. 53X-DJ Foos, 12.516; 30. 55-Brad Bowman, 12.516; 31. 5R-Byron Reed, 12.524; 32. 35-Stuart Brubaker, 12.549; 33. 83M-Broc Martin, 12.573; 34. 71-Kevin Swindell, 12.589; 35. 55XM-Tim Shaffer, 12.612; 36. 6-Bill Rose, 12.631; 37. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 12.666; 38. 29-Kerry Madsen, 12.711; 39. 16-Chris Andrews, 12.713; 40. 81-Paige Polyak, 12.745; 41. 80-Trey Gustin, 12.770; 42. 45L-Bryan Lay, 12.780; 43. 63-Chad Kemenah, 12.799; 44. 70-Danny Mumaw, 12.936; 45. 5T-Travis Philo, 13.084; 46. 3F-Rick Fraley, 13.398
Heat 1 - (10 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 9-Daryn Pittman ; 2. 3G-Shane Stewart ; 3. 40DD-Caleb Griffith ; 4. 9X-Rob Chanery ; 5. 7S-Jason Sides ; 6. 6G-David Gravel ; 7. 5R-Byron Reed ; 8. 6-Bill Rose ; 9. 3F-Rick Fraley ; 10. 80-Trey Gustin
Heat 2 - (10 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 53-Christopher Bell ; 2. 51-Paul McMahan ; 3. 24H-Bryan Sebetto ; 4. 1-Sammy Swindell ; 5. 45-Danny Hotlgraver ; 6. 9Z-Duane Zablocki ; 7. 45L-Bryan Lay ; 8. 22-Cole Duncan ; 9. 35-Stuart Brubaker
Heat 3 - (10 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 59-Jac Haudenschild ; 2. 60-Jody Keegan ; 3. 54-Cap Henry ; 4. 11-Steve Kinser ; 5. 29-Kerry Madsen ; 6. 2-Dale Blaney ; 7. 83M-Broc Martin ; 8. 9W-Lucas Wolfe ; 9. 63-Chad Kemenah
Heat 4 - (10 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 15-Donny Schatz ; 2. 11K-Kraig Kinser ; 3. 97-Dean Jacobs ; 4. 4-Cody Darrah ; 5. 40-Calen Helms ; 6. 71-Kevin Swindell ; 7. 53X-DJ Foos ; 8. 70-Danny Mumaw
Heat 5 - Nitro Black Performance by Engine Pro (10 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. W20-Greg Wilson ; 2. 33M-Sheldon Haudenschild ; 3. 55XM-Tim Shaffer ; 4. 7-Craig Dollansky ; 5. 81-Paige Polyak ; 6. 5T-Travis Philo ; 7. O9-Craig Mintz ; 8. 55-Brad Bowman ; 9. 71M-Joey Saldana
Dash -(8 Laps, finishing order determined first 12 starting positions of A-feature
1. 40DD-Caleb Griffith ; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman ; 3. 24H-Bryan Sebetto ; 4. 51-Paul McMahan ; 5. 53-Christopher Bell ; 6. 15-Donny Schatz ; 7. 11K-Kraig Kinser ; 8. W20-Greg Wilson ; 9. 3G-Shane Stewart ; 10. 33M-Sheldon Haudenschild ; 11. 59-Jac Haudenschild ; 12. 60-Jody Keegan
C-Main - (10 Laps - Top 2 finishers transfer to the B-feature)
1. 29-Kerry Madsen [-]; 2. 71-Kevin Swindell [-]; 3. 81-Paige Polyak [$50]; 4. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [$50]; 5. 63-Chad Kemenah [$50]; 6. 45L-Bryan Lay [$50]; 7. 5T-Travis Philo [$50]; 8. 70-Danny Mumaw [$50]; 9. 80-Trey Gustin [$50]; 10. 3F-Rick Fraley [$50]; 11. 6-Bill Rose [$50]
B-Main - (12 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 6G-David Gravel [-]; 2. 7S-Jason Sides [-]; 3. 2-Dale Blaney [-]; 4. 22-Cole Duncan [-]; 5. 5R-Byron Reed [-]; 6. 29-Kerry Madsen [-]; 7. 71M-Joey Saldana [$100]; 8. 71-Kevin Swindell [$100]; 9. 40-Calen Helms [$100]; 10. 83M-Broc Martin [$100]; 11. 53X-DJ Foos [$100]; 12. 45-Danny Hotlgraver [$100]; 13. 35-Stuart Brubaker [$100]; 14. 9W-Lucas Wolfe [$100]; 15. 55-Brad Bowman [$100]
A-Main - (40 Laps)
1. 15-Donny Schatz; 2. 40DD-Caleb Griffith; 3. 24H-Bryan Sebetto; 4. 2-Dale Blaney; 5. 59-Jac Haudenschild; 6. 51-Paul McMahan; 7. 1-Sammy Swindell; 8. 55XM-Tim Shaffer; 9. 9-Daryn Pittman; 10. 3G-Shane Stewart; 11. 6G-David Gravel; 12. W20-Greg Wilson; 13. 71M-Joey Saldana; 14. 22-Cole Duncan; 15. 11K-Kraig Kinser; 16. 9X-Rob Chanery; 17. 11-Steve Kinser; 18. 29-Kerry Madsen; 19. 7S-Jason Sides; 20. 97-Dean Jacobs; 21. 7-Craig Dollansky; 22. 33M-Sheldon Haudenschild; 23. 60-Jody Keegan; 24. 53-Christopher Bell; 25. 54-Cap Henry; 26. 53X-DJ Foos; 27. 5R-Byron Reed; 28. 4-Cody Darrah
Hard Charger: 55XM-Tim Shaffer[+16]
Fremont Federal Credit Untion 305 Sprints (14 Cars)
A-Main - (25 Laps)
1. 8M-T.J Michael; 2. 1-Nate Dussel; 3. 5R-Jordan Ryan; 4. 68G-Tyler Gunn; 5. 1W-Paul Weaver; 6. 25-Jason Keckler; 7. 4X-Bobby Clark; 8. 9-Jimmy Colvin; 9. 10S-Roger Shammo; 10. 7P-Brandon Moore; 11. 22M-Dan McCarron; 12. 8I-John Ivy; 13. 19R-Steve Rando; 14. 13D-Jeremy Duposki
Hard Charger: 5R-Jordan Ryan[+3]
AAA Auto Club Dirt Trucks (17 Trucks)
A-Main - (20 Laps)
1. 7B-Shawn Valenti; 2. 88-Dan Roepke Jr.; 3. OO-John Ivy; 4. 2-Matt Foos; 5. 37-Eric Devanna; 6. 18W-Cory Ward; 7. 36M-Cory McCaughey; 8. D1-Dustin Keegan; 9. O1-Art Ball; 10. 5-Jimmy McGrath Jr.; 11. 45-Brian Melnek; 12. 7-Dana Frey; 13. 4S-Keith Sorg; 14. 8KB-Kent Brewer; 15. 18-Jeff Ward; 16. 99X-Gene Potridge; 17. 115-Ben Good
Hard Charger: OO-John Ivy[+7]
©2013 - Results Provided by: Computer Man Inc. Fremont, OH