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Archive for June, 2005

Pinkerton & Wood Take Opening Night Wins

Thursday, June 30th, 2005

The first feature of the night saw the USRA Hobby Stocks take the green for 15 laps of exciting racing action. The early-race leader was Colt Mather of Keswick, who took the race lead and built a nice lead over the field before his machine started slowing with mechanical problems with only two laps to go.

Mather’s lead was getting smaller each lap, and with the field racing off of turn 4 to the checkers, Nathan Wood of Sigourney worked the bottom of the Speedway with Mather in the middle and Steve Allen of Oskaloosa running the top side. The three drivers raced to the finish line with Wood taking the win followed by Allen in second and Ottumwa racer Mike Shelton racing from the tail after spinning on lap 1 to a third-place finish. Mather’s machine hung on for the fourth-place finish.

In the second feature of the night, the USRA Modifieds took to the 1/2-mile oval with Ron VerBeek of Oskaloosa taking the early race lead. VerBeek led until lap 8 of the 15-lap event, trying several times to hang onto the top spot, but Zack VanderBeek of New Sharon took the lead. On the 13th lap, caution flew to set-up a green-white-checkered shootout. VanderBeek led the field on the restart and VerBeek tried the top side, but VanderBeek was too strong working the bottom and took the win. VerBeek took a hard-fought second, followed by Steve Stewart of Washington in third and fourth going to Mike Hughes of Rose Hill.

The final feature of the night was the main event that everybody came to see … and we saved the best for last! On the start of the USRA Stock Car feature, Brian Mitrisin of Oskaloosa took the lead and led until lap 18 of the 20-lap event before Brad Pinkerton of New Sharon closed in. Pinkerton, who started in the 13th position, took the race lead off of turn 2 and piloted the familiar #17p machine to victory lane. Mitrisin took second, followed by veteran driver Jim Brown of Fremont taking the third spot. Eric Flanders of What Cheer was fourth.

The racing action was red-flagged for Ross McCombs, who climbed the outside guardrail and flipped several times down the front-straight, with the car bursting into flames coming to rest just before entering turn 1. Track workers and the fire crew quickly removed McCombs from the burning car. McCombs was able to walk away with out any problems, but his stock car received heavy damage.

Racing action will be held tomorrow (Thursday, June 30) for night #2 of the 10th Annual Pro-Line Buildings Stock Car Shootout, with $2,000 going to the winner in the USRA Stock Car division. The USRA Hobby Stock driver will walk away with $1,200.

Hot laps start at 7 p.m. and racing action goes green at 7:30. Also, fans are invited to come out and meet several drivers and get pictures along with autographs and cars on display from 6-7 p.m.

The Carriker Ford Southern Iowa Speedway continues to offer one of the most lucrative weekly payouts in the state of Iowa. In addition, USRA-licensed drivers compete against drivers from other USRA-sanctioned tracks for a share of the USRA Casey’s General Stores Championship Series national points fund.

For more information call the Carriker Ford Southern Iowa Speedway hotline at 515-832-7944 or visit www.SISpeedway.com.

OFFICIAL RESULTS
USRA Casey’s General Stores Championship Series
Carriker Ford Southern Iowa Speedway, Oskaloosa, Iowa
10th Annual Pro-Line Buildings Stock Car Shootout – Night 1 of 2
Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Showing finishing position, car number, driver, hometown and starting position in parentheses.
USRA HOBBY STOCKS

Heat #1:
1. 32t – Bobby Greene — Eddyville, IA (4)DQ
2. 16 – Mike Shelton — Ottumwa, IA (5)
3. 43m – Tory Mathis — Oskaloosa, IA (1)
4. 4m – Chase Mitrisin — Oskaloosa, IA (2)
5. 3g – Lonnie Greiner — Fairfield, IA (6)
6. 7x – Kevin Fee — Knoxville, IA (3)
7. 31r – Robert Rupprecht — Oskaloosa, IA (7) DNF

Heat #2:
1. 8 – Colt Mather — Webster, IA (7)
2. 67 – Mark Steinke (4)
3. 52 – Nathan Wood — Sigourney, IA (1)
4. 3s – Steve Allen — Oskaloosa, IA (2)
5. 14 – Partner Maschmann — Montezuma, IA (5)
6. 01 – David Breuklander — Oskaloosa, IA (6)
7. 24 – Matt Beal — Oskaloosa, IA (3) DNF

“A” Main (15 laps):
1. 52 – Nathan Wood — Sigourney, IA (6)
2. 3s – Steve Allen — Oskaloosa, IA (3)
3. 16 – Mike Shelton — Ottumwa, IA (7)
4. 8 – Colt Mather — Webster, IA (2)
5. 43m – Tory Mathis — Oskaloosa, IA (9)
6. 32t – Bobby Greene — Eddyville, IA (12)
7. 31r – Robert Rupprecht — Oskaloosa, IA (13)
8. 01 – David Breuklander — Oskaloosa, IA (11)
9. 3g – Lonnie Greiner — Fairfield, IA (5)
10. 4m – Chase Mitrisin — Oskaloosa, IA (4)
11. 67 – Mark Steinke (8)
12. 7x – Kevin Fee — Knoxville, IA (10)
13. 24 – Matt Beal — Oskaloosa, IA (14)
14. 14 – Partner Maschmann — Montezuma, IA (1)

USRA STOCK CARS

Heat #1:
1. 54 – Jim Brown — Fremont, IA (8)
2. 4b – Brian Mitrisin — Oskaloosa, IA (4)
3. 7 – Jason Minnehan — Churdan, IA (7)
4. 2j – Steve Jackson — Des Moines, IA (2)
5. 06 – Steve Landgrebe — Oskaloosa, IA (3)
6. 42 – Darrin Thompson — New Sharon, IA (5)
7. 33z – Zack VanderBeek — New Sharon, IA (1) DNF
8. 79j – Brian Jackson — Moravia, IA (6) DNF

Heat #2:
1. 3 – Ron VerBeek — Oskaloosa, IA (1)
2. 69 – Jon Snyder — Ames, IA (7)
3. 40 – Shay Curtin — Waukon, IA (2)
4. 01H – Mike Harward — Floris, IA (6)
5. 36d – Dallas Grube — Marietta, MN (5)
6. 67 – Mark Steinke — Gibson, IA (3) DNF
7. 75 – Rick Brown — Kellogg, IA (4) DNF
8. 4k – Kevin Booy — Oskaloosa, IA (8) DNF

Heat #3:
1. 12e – Mark Elliott — Webster City, IA (1)
2. 1r – Rick VanDusseldorp — Oskaloosa, IA (4)
3. 17P – Brad Pinkerton — New Sharon, IA (8)
4. 22x – Lance Deal — Fort Dodge, IA (5)
5. 20w – Shane Weller — Agency, IA (6)
6. 12j – T.J. Criss — Oskaloosa, IA (7)
7. 8 – Randy Phillips — Columbus Junction, IA (3)
8. 77 – Todd Salazar — Columbus Junction, IA (2)

Heat #4:
1. 12 – Eric Flander — What Cheer, IA (1)
2. 33 – Josh Newell — Oskaloosa, IA (4)
3. 29 – Matt Greiner — Washington, IA (7)
4. 75x – Dave Blankenship — Brooklyn, IA (6)
5. 30 – Kenneth Even — Waterloo, IA (3)DNF
6. 99 – Bobby Greiner Jr. — Ottumwa, IA (2) DNF
7. 1ss – Jeff Johnson — Altoona, IA (5) DNF

Heat #5:
1. 27t – Tory Reicks — Waucoma, IA (2)
2. 11n – Ross McCombs — Oskaloosa, IA (1)
3. 22 – Brandon Bandstra — Lynnville, IA (3)
4. 1 – Paul Underwood — Ottumwa, IA (4)
5. 72 – Jerry Pilcher — Floris, IA (6)
6. 93s – Brian Sterling — Oskaloosa, IA (5) DNF
7. 9t – Tom Lathrop — Ottumwa, IA (7) DNF

“B” Main #1:
1. 99 – Bobby Greiner Jr. — Ottumwa, IA (5)
2. 20w – Shane Weller — Agency, IA (2)
3. 4k – Kevin Booy — Oskaloosa, IA (9)
4. 72 – Jerry Pilcher — Floris, IA (3)
5. 06 – Steve Landgrebe — Oskaloosa, IA (1)
6. 67 – Mark Steinke — Gibson, IA (4)
7. 33z – Zack VanderBeek — New Sharon, IA (6)
8. 8 – Randy Phillips — Columbus Junction, IA (7)
9. 9t – Tom Lathrop — Ottumwa, IA (8)

“B” Main #2:
1. 42- Darrin Thompson — New Sharon, IA (3)
2. 93s – Brian Sterling — Oskaloosa, IA (5)
3. 36d – Dallas Grube — Marietta, MN (1)
4. 77 – Todd Salazar — Columbus Junction, IA (9)
5. 79j – Brian Jackson — Moravia, IA (8)
6. 12j – T.J. Criss — Oskaloosa, IA (4)
7. 30 – Kenneth Even — Waterloo, IA (2)
8. 75 – Rick Brown — Kellogg, IA (6)
9. 1ss – Jeff Johnson — Altoona, IA (7)

“A” Main (20 laps):
1. 17P – Brad Pinkerton — New Sharon, IA (13)
2. 4b – Brian Mitrisin — Oskaloosa, IA (3)
3. 54 – Jim Brown — Fremont, IA (4)
4. 12 – Eric Flander — What Cheer, IA (8)
5. 3 – Ron VerBeek — Oskaloosa, IA (10)
6. 29 – Matt Greiner — Washington, IA (14)
7. 99 – Bobby Greiner Jr. — Ottumwa, IA (25)
8. 1r – Rick VanDusseldorp — Oskaloosa, IA (1)
9. 27t – Tory Reicks — Waucoma, IA (6)
10. 93s – Brian Sterling — Oskaloosa, IA (28)
11. 2j – Steve Jackson — Des Moines, IA (16)
12. 7 – Jason Minnehan — Churdan, IA (11)
13. 01H – Mike Harward — Floris, IA (17)
14. 12e – Mark Elliott — Webster City, IA (7)
15. 11n – Ross McCombs — Oskaloosa, IA (9)
16. 20w – Shane Weller — Agency, IA (27)
17. 75x – Dave Blankenship — Brooklyn, IA (19)
18. 22x – Lance Deal — Fort Dodge, IA (18)
19. 69 – Jon Snyder — Ames, IA (5)
20. 40 – Shay Curtin — Waukon, IA (12)
21. 42 – Darrin Thompson — New Sharon, IA (26)
22. 1 – Paul Underwood — Ottumwa, IA (20)
23. 33 – Josh Newell — Oskaloosa, IA (2)
24. 22 – Brandon Bandstra — Lynnville, IA (15)

USRA MODIFIEDS

Heat #1:
1. 4r – Ron VerBeek — Oskaloosa, IA (1)
2. 94 – Steven Blattler — Oskaloosa, IA (5)
3. 69 – Kevin Bills — Creston, IA (4)
4. 16c – Dustin Clark — Eldon, IA (3)
5. 46 – Toby Vandekamp — Knoxville, IA (2) DNS
6. 13 – Charlie Thoms — Oskaloosa, IA (6)

Heat #2:
1. 61 – Bruce Hanford — Danvenport, IA (4)
2. 11 – Mike Hughes — Rose Hill, IA (5)
3. 15k – Kyle Harwood — Oskaloosa, IA (3)
4. 17 – Steve Stewart — Washington, IA (1)
5. 33z – Zack VanderBeek — New Sharon, IA (2) DNF

“A” Main (15 laps):
1. 33z – Zack VanderBeek — New Sharon, IA (5)
2. 4r – Ron VerBeek — Oskaloosa, IA (1)
3. 17 – Steve Stewart — Washington, IA (3)
4. 11 – Mike Hughes — Rose Hill, IA (8)
5. 94 – Steven Blattler — Oskaloosa, IA (4)
6. 15k – Kyle Harwood — Oskaloosa, IA (10)
7. 69 – Kevin Bills — Creston, IA (2)
8. 61 – Bruce Hanford — Danvenport, IA (6)
9. 16c – Dustin Clark — Eldon, IA (7)
10. 46 – Toby Vandekamp — Knoxville, IA (9) DNS
11. 13 – Charlie Thomas — Oskaloosa, IA (11) DNS

Kalamazoo Klash XIII Coming on July 20th

Thursday, June 30th, 2005

The first “Klash” was held August 18,1993 in front of a record crowd. Among the 51 entries were ARCA champion Tim Steele, ASA stars Butch Miller, Glenn Allen Jr., and Joe Shear, Open Wheel Ace Gary Fedewa, and Lane Automotive owner Doug Lane. When the dust settled a new star emerged as Andy Bozell chased down and passed fan favorite Mike Vansparrentak to collect the $10,000 cash prize.

“Klash II” saw another star studded field that included a Wisconsin hot shoe named Matt Kenseth. The race itself was a classic duel that saw Andy Bozell and Dave Sensiba swap the lead eight times before Bozell used a lapped car to fend off a late challenge and collect his second straight 200 lap win.

“Klash III” featured NASCAR Stars Ken Schrader and Johnny Benson Jr. Gary Howe started things off setting fast time with a 12.925. Schrader charged from his 13th starting spot in the Sweet Mfg. house car to the lead at the half-way break, but the real story was Brian Cloud who had worked his was from 16th starting spot to second to set up the biggest upset in Kalamazoo Klash history. With less that 50 laps to go and Schrader fading Cloud made his move to win his first ever feature at Kalamazoo Speedway.

Ken Schrader was back in 1996 to compete in “Klash IV” along with the addition of a mid race break B-feature that was won by Plainwell’s Donnie Breast. On a day that was plauged by rain, the skies finally let loose during the half-way break and forced the completion of the race the following day. On Thursday half-way leader Bob Holley picked up where he left off as he led a cauton-free second half to win over Gary Terry and Bob Senneker.

After disapointing runs the previous two years Andy Bozell was back in form dominating “Klash V” leading 197 of the 200 laps to score his 3rd win in five starts. Rich Jackson had fast time with a 12.680, and Joe Bush won the B-feature.

In 1998 “The Klash” truely reached legendary status. It began with the two youngest entrants in the field. One was Ginger Phillips, 19 who sought to be the first female to compete in the event, the other was the fourth generation descendant of racing royalty, Adam Petty. The race itself saw Andy Bozell starting from the front row and trading the early lead between himself and Port City house car teammates Fred Campbell and Dave Sensiba. Meanwhile the show of the first half was the charge through the field by last row starters Mike Eddy and Butch Miller. In the Second Half, Bozell emerged from the pack and built a comfortable lead. With three laps to go a caution bunched up the field and set the stage for what was known as “The Pass”. On the restart Bozell quickly built a four car length lead and appeared for his fourth “Klash” win. Taking the white flag two length behind Bozell, Mike Vansparrentak made a bold charge to the outside of the track and exited turn two along side of the leader. As the crowd shot to their feet, Vansparrentak pulled even off of turn four and nosed ahead at the line to take the win by less that two feet! Mike Vansparrentak retired from driving at the end of the 1998, what a way to end a great career.

“Klash VII” saw a standing room only crown and a field large enough to require the first non qualifiers “C” feature. The race itself came down to a three way battle between former speedway champions Fred Campbell, Bob Holley, and Chris Orr. With less that 40 laps to remaining Orr made a slick move from third to the lead and held off Holley for th biggest win of hs career.

“Klash VIII” saw the field swell to over 80 entrants and the second biggest upset in Klash History Todd Currier started in 14th and shot in to the top 5 behind leader Bob Holley at the mid-race break. The final segment saw Holley trading the lead with Rick Sexton before Butch Miller took charge on lap 138. With the tire wear becoming a problem for Miller, Currier, now of seven cylinders slipped past with 18 laps to go to score the $15,000 first prize.

“Klash IX” could be described with one word HOT! mired in a record breaking heat wave, race day saw air temperature pushing 100 degrees. John Delarye started from the pole and led all 100 laps of the first half to head into the half-way break ahead of Jeff Bozell and Fred Campbell. In the second half Delarye’s domination would continue until lap 171 when the word HOT! became a description for Delarye’s engine. Under caution on lap 194 the smoke from Delarye’s car turned to fire ending the 2nd most dominate run in Klash history. Ken Scheffler took over the top spot and held off Tom Thomas and last row starter Chad Blount for the win.

“Klash X” saw a new July date and a record $80,000 purse. Front row starters Andy Ponstein and Billy Shannon traded the lead for the first 32 laps befor Shannon was able to pull away and lead until lap 150 when Shannon’s dreams went up in tire smoke as he spun off of turn four. That set up a Classic duel to the finish between two “Klash” champions Andy Bozell and Chris Orr. Bouncing off the wall on lap 166, Orr was able to recover to take his second Klash win.

“Klash XI” was a tale of two races. The first half of the race was mired by several crashed and spins. The crashing continued early in the second segment eliminating former winners Chris Orr and Todd Currier as well at Tim Devos, Kenny Warner and Billy Shannon. As the race reached the late stages Tom Thomas and Fred Campbell swapped the lead a couple of times with Thomas emerging as the winner of the 11th annual event.

“Klash XII” was a classic duel between two legendary Michigan short track racers. Andy Bozell along with outside pole sitter Fred Campbell ran inches apart the entire race. Campbell was finally able to pull away at the end and add the “Klash” to a long list of career wins.

The past twelve Klash races have produced alot of excitement and great racing action, but the winner of Klash XIII will have something very special waiting for them in victory lane, a check for $20,000. There will be many heavy hitters at this years Klash, including local favorites Andy & Phil Bozell, Rick Sexton, Curt Spalding, Steve Needles, Jeff Ganus, Dave Lober and Hank Miller. Several out of town brass will be there as well including Tom Thomas, Fred & Brian Campbell, Joe Bush, Lee Anderson, Terry Senneker, Scott Hantz, Phil Massuch, Andy Ponstein, Alan Marcott, Mike Root, and ARCA standout Chad Blount. A large field of cars and a large payoff will make “Klash XIII” a race you simply cannot miss!

Special Batman Prizes at JMS This Saturday

Thursday, June 30th, 2005

Also on tap this Saturday night will be the NCRA Latemodel Series along with the regular JMS Divisions. The NAPA/CNCTA Latemodels will have the night off but will return to action next Saturday night.

Michigan Drivers Looking for Home Track Advantage

Thursday, June 30th, 2005

So when the traveling series schedules a race close to, or actually at the driver’s home track, it gives that driver a sense of relief. That home track advantage is back. Confidence soars in the driver as well as the team itself.

This weekend the ASA Late Model Series Presented by GM Performance Parts is returning home over the Fourth of July weekend for the Mid-Michigan Doubles Weekend Presented by the Michigan Racing Scene. The first stop for the ASALMS teams will be at Kalamazoo (MI) Speedway on July 1st for the Kalamazoo 100 presented by Tough Coat Powder Coatings. While the second event of the two-day extravaganza will be the following day, Saturday July 2nd at the Calhoun County (MI) Speedway.

Not only is it a homecoming for the series itself, 13 drivers in the ASA Late Model Series don’t have to cross state lines to compete and can enjoy the benefits of the “home track advantage”! The first leg of the Mid-Michigan Doubles Weekend Presented by the Michigan Racing Scene at the Kalamazoo Speedway will find two of those drivers coming home to where it all began and another making his series debut on his home track; Doug True, Bill Tomlinson, and Hank Miller will get to enjoy the benefits of home cooking and sleeping in their own beds on Friday night as they return to their roots at the fast paced 3/8s mile paved oval.

True, a former Super Late Models competitor at the Kalamazoo, Michigan speed plant, is the driver perhaps looking the most forward to coming home this weekend. True, who is from near-by Dowagiac, Michigan, about an hour Southwest of Kalamazoo Speedway, was a regular competitor for a number of years on the high-banks before venturing off with the ASA Late Model Series.

Despite not having a “Home Track” last season, 2004 was a breakout season for Doug as he racked up an impressive five top five showings with a season high third on two occasions. At Lake Erie (PA) and again at Berlin (MI). Overall, he recorded five top 10s enroute to a fourth place finish in the final point’s standings. This season, Doug has kept the momentum up and despite a disappointing 21st place showing at the last event at the I-70 (MO) Speedway in Odessa, Missouri, True still sits a solid ninth place in the season long points chase. True also has seen time at Calhoun County, where he finished a solid fourth in last seasons ASALMS show. True will be one of the favorites to take home the ASA Late Model Series Challenge Cup this weekend! Worth almost $10,000 in cash and prizes.

True’s teammate, James “Cricket” Butler, hopes to rebound from a disappointing practice crash suffered at I-70 and produce a good showing as well. Butler, from near-by Niles, Michigan is now in his second season with the ASA Late Model Series has shown steady signs of improvement and is primed for a good run at his “home track”.

Tomlinson, who only has to make a 20 minute drive up US131 to the D Avenue exit is also ready for a good showing in his own backyard. In the series only other appearance at the Kalamazoo Speedway, back in September 2003 during the USPRO Cup Series days, the Schoolcraft, Michigan driver recorded the highest finish of his career in the series! A third place showing behind eventual winner, Jeff Bozell and current M.I.S.S. Super Pro Series point’s leader, Jake Louden. Tomlinson has seen plenty of track time in the tracks Sports Stocks division and looks to make an impressive showing in front of his hometown fans.

Hank Miller, the son of the legendary, Butch Miller, a three-time ASA National Tour champion, will make his ASA Late Model Series debut in a Tony D’Ambrose fielded ride. Miller won his first ever Super Late Model feature at Kalamazoo just last Saturday night and hopes the momentum from his first career feature win will carry over in the St. Joseph, Michigan drivers’ ASALMS debut! Like True, Miller lives only an hour away from the Kalamazoo Speedway.

To take it a step further, current overall series and Pat Bourdow Memorial Rookie points’ leader, Brian Campbell has seen time in an outlaw bodied Super Late Model at Kalamazoo as well and hopes his previous experience on the Kalamazoo oval will prove beneficial in maintaining both points’ leads throughout the weekend for the Grand Rapids, Michigan driver. Getting a good finish at Kalamazoo will only help Campbell’s confidence heading into the next day’s event at Calhoun County, a track that Campbell, ironically enough, has never even seen before!

Leg two of the Mid-Michigan Doubles Weekend Presented by the Michigan Racing Scene finds the competitors of the ASA Late Model Series making a return trip to the Calhoun County Speedway, home of the M.I.S.S. Super Pro Series. Several drivers that frequent the upstart series will enjoy the comforts and familiarity of another fast 3/8s mile high-banked paved oval as the Super Pro Series has 11 of their 13 events in 2005 scheduled at the home base of the series. So the Super Pro Series look to show the traveling invaders what running the Springport, Michigan speed plant is all about.

Race number six on the Super Pro Schedule last Saturday night, June 25th saw 2003 ASA Late Model/USPRO Cup Series champion, Mark Kortz win his first feature of the season in the series. The Brooklyn, Michigan veteran comes into this weekend’s ASA Late Model Series activities as one of the heavy favorites to take home the Snap-On Tools 100 Presented by Lane Automotive and Q106fm at his home track no less!

2005 Super Pro Series Rookie points leader, Michael Gaier also hopes that despite his limited experience in a template bodied/crate engine Super Late Model, his experience from his Michigan Modified days at Calhoun County, will help the Coldwater, Michigan freshman to an impressive showing against the traveling invaders of the ASA Late Model Series. Other Michiganders who have seen time at Calhoun County this season in Super Pro Series events include, Greg Nienhouse, Wally Carlson, and veteran Bob Varney, one of the few drivers entered this weekend to have experience at both facilities. The Richmond, Michigan driver finished second in his only Super Pro appearance at Calhoun County back on May 21st to another ASA Late Model Series regular, Fort Wayne, Indiana’s Tommy Cook, who is also entered this weekend and has two victories in Super Pro competition.

The rest of the Michigan contingent who don’t have to travel to far from home include, Jack Varney Jr., who looks to make his debut, like Miller, also at the Kalamazoo Speedway. Unlike Miller however, the St. Clair Shores, Michigan driver, a stand out in the Outlaw Super Late Model ranks on the Eastside of the Great Lakes State, has never ventured farther West than the Owosso (MI) Speedway, in the middle of the state, and has never sat behind the wheel of a template bodied/crate engine machine! Nevertheless, look for Varney Jr., to adapt quickly and make his presence known in Kalamazoo.

Second year ASA Late Model Series pilots, Tony Rosebrugh and Mike Satkowiak are also in the field. Both drivers ran at the 2004 Calhoun County show, won by Stephen Leicht. Satkowiak, who is a Michigan Legends series champion and recently won his first ever ASALMS event in the GM Performance Parts Shootout at I-70 (MO) Speedway, finished third last season at Calhoun County and hopes that his high finish from a year ago will propel the Kawkawlin, Michigan sophomore to a strong finish again. Same for Rosebrugh as the West Branch, Michigan veteran scored a sixth place showing at Calhoun County a year ago and like Satkowiak, Rosebrugh hopes to finish a few places higher during his second go around at Calhoun County.

This is the biggest weekend in series history! As the ASALMS is returning home over the Fourth of July weekend for the Mid-Michigan Doubles Weekend Presented by the Michigan Racing Scene. The first stop for the ASALMS teams will be at Kalamazoo (MI) Speedway on July 1st for the Kalamazoo 100 presented by Tough Coat Powder Coatings. While the second event of the two-day extravaganza will be the following day, Saturday July 2nd at the Calhoun County (MI) Speedway. The ASA Late Model Series Challenge Cup is also on the line!

The driver that wins on July 1st at the Kalamazoo Speedway for the Kalamazoo 100 presented by Tough Coat Powder Coatings, will be asked to accept the challenge of starting the “Snap-on Tools 100″ presented by Lane Automotive on July 2nd at the Calhoun County Speedway behind the invert. The winner of the Kalamazoo show will automatically be locked into the Calhoun County Show!

Should that driver win the second event also, that driver will be well awarded in cash and awards; $1,000 cash, 1 full set of the Hoosier Radial ASALMS Tires ($680 value), Ignition and coil as well as a set of plug wires from Crane Cams Ignitions ($650 value), Races on The Web will award all 2005 event DVD’s ($225 Value) and certificates and product from Racing Electronics, Ringer Gloves, Auto meter, DTS, Aruba Shades, ATI, Phil Harper Motorsports, ATI and Motive Gear are all contributing to the cash amount. This will be in addition to the $2500 the team receives for winning each event and the regular event contingency awards which could bring the weekend win to almost $10,000 in cash and prizes!

To find out more information about the tracks participating in the Mid-Michigan Doubles Weekend Presented by the Michigan Racing Scene, log onto their websites. For the Kalamazoo Speedway, point your browser towards: www.kalamazoospeedway.com For the Calhoun County Speedway, log on at: www.calhouncountyspeedway.com finally for more information about the ASA Late Model Series, log onto the series website at: www.asalatemodels.com

UMP Summernationals Set for First Lincoln Speedway Appearance

Thursday, June 30th, 2005

The pit gates will open at 3pm with Grandstands opening at 4pm. Qualifications will take the green at 7pm with racing to follow. Curfew has been extended for the Friday night show until Midnight. Grandstand admission will be $20 for adults, $5 for those 5-11, and Free for those under 5. All pit passes will be $30.