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Archive for January, 2006

NLMS 2006 Season Set to Start Next Weekend at VSP

Monday, January 30th, 2006

Thursday night February 2nd there will be an open practice for all divisions at the speedway. Friday night will be ADT qualifying and the Mary Jane Cardwell qualifying races. Saturday will be the Optima Trailers last chance races, followed by the 100 lap $5,000 to win main event.

Ivedent Lloyd will return in his brand new #21 Snow Brothers/Marion Machine & Tools late model race car, powered by a Byron Koury engine, to defend his 2005 NLMS championship title. Nipping at his heels will be the Bert Transmission Rookie of the Year, Jordy Nipper, along with Chesley Nixon, Darrell Padgett, Henry Carter, Terry Lumley and DeWayne Johnson. But who knows which driver will challenge Ivedent for the series championship? That’s why they race the cars on the dirt, to find out who wins and who loses, who is the champion and who is the first loser.

Photo: Ivedent Lloyd and his new car on display in the lobby of Daytona USA

Krohn Racing Debuts with Impressive Top-Five

Monday, January 30th, 2006

24 hours later, the first time, stand-alone team owner again sat in disbelief as the same entry sat fifth overall and as the highest finishing Pontiac-powered car. In an event that not only ranks as one of the most prestigious motorsports events in the world but also as the season-opening round of the Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Special Reserve, the Rolex 24 is a key event in the birth of Krohn Racing. In the end, the team was able to overcome great adversity, including moving up a remarkable 26 spots from 31st on the Daytona Prototype (DP) grid, to earn their first top-five finish in the Rolex Series. Krohn (Houston, Texas) was joined in the inspired drive through the field by Jörg Bergmeister (Langenfeld, Germany), Colin Braun (Ovalo, Texas), Nic Jönsson (Buford, Ga.) and a dedicated team led by Jeff Hazell.

Over the course of the event on Daytona International Speedway’s 3.56-mile road course, the Krohn Racing team overcame not only the problem on the grid but low fuel pressure, low oil pressure, a spin, an engine vibration and a complete transmission replacement— accomplished in an impressive 17 minutes from pit lane back to pit lane— as the clock ticked away. Never once did the team give-up and continued to fight for positions moving from sixth to fifth as late as lap 671. Making the task possible was the commitment of this team formed just two and a half months ago; a commitment difficult to find in even the most season group. The Houston-based team would clock 717 laps total, 2,552 miles, over the full 24 hours.

Quotes:

Tracy Krohn, Owner/ Driver: “I’m ecstatic. This effort is pure team. I started it on the grid yesterday morning it wouldn’t’ start-up. So that puts a little cloud over your head. Going from last to fifth is very gratifying. I’m just real pleased with our team manager, Jeff Hazell and Steve Newey our technical director, Jeff Braun our race engineer, Frank Resciniti, our crew chief, and our whole team. So many of the guys on the team were with me when I started in the Lamborghinis and they did just a terrific job. I’m just real proud of all of them.”

Jeff Hazell, team Manager: “Although we had a few difficulties, they weren’t insurmountable in terms of keeping the car running. Knowing the nature of the race we just put our heads down and overcame the difficulties and the result was pretty fair for a car that was not as quick as we’d have liked. The team gelled very quickly and that has been very encouraging. It was a good effort all the way around really.”

Jörg Bergmeister: “We definitely didn’t have the quickest car in this 24 Hours. But, we tried to do as good as we can and we didn’t have any big issues beside the one gearbox problem. Other than that the car ran really well. The crew did really good preparation on it. The pit stops were perfect. It’s good to get points for fifth. The last stint was pretty long. I am glad this is over and we can get to the season.”

Colin Braun: “This is fantastic. Nic and Tracy and Jörg just did a heck of a job out there. We tried to stay out of trouble and did a good job of that this weekend. The car ran beautifully. Just a little gearbox issue but the guys fixed it in like 17 minutes. I’m just really proud of them. Driving with Jörg [for the rest of the Rolex Series season] is going to be a lot of fun. I’m looking forward to learning a lot from him. Starting out fifth is a great start for the year.”

Nic Jönsson: “I think it is a fantastic finish for Krohn Racing. It’s a brand new team assembled over the winter and the guys have done such a great job preparing the cars. We had some engine issues but being the best Pontiac out there and finishing in the top five, I think that is a really, really good start of the season. I think we have a good shot at winning this for the season so I am really happy.”

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More on Krohn Racing can be found at www.KrohnRacing.net

Cale Gale Makes it Two-in-a-Row in Pro Trucks at USA

Monday, January 30th, 2006

On Friday night it was Dalton Zehr on the pole but on the start on the backstretch Scott Davis’s truck went sideways causing a massive pile-up taking out Matt Martin, Scott Bishop and Davis. Zehr takes the point on the restart followed by Brian Huff, Cale Gale, Todd Bontrager, and Curt Britt. It does not take Gale long before he takes over second but Zehr fights to hold the point.

After a few caution, lap 32 sees Gale in command with Zehr, Britt, Jimmy Gill and Bontrager in the top five. Trucks begin to have problems and fall out of the race but Gale has clear sailing. On lap 40 Travis Roland brings out the caution for the last caution of the race as he spins off turn 4. The races goes back green and it is Cale Gale who leads the way to the checkered over Curt Britt, Jimmy Gill, Todd Bontrager, and Brian Huff.

Night 2 is a much better race with only two cautions during the 50 laps. On the pole is Jeff Wainwright but it is George Morales who takes the point on the green followed by Wainwright, Gale, Huff and Zehr. Lap 2 sees the first caution on the frontstretch. Involved are David Wilson, Tommy King, David Hartin, and Tom Schvette. Only King is out of the race with damage.

The races goes back green as Morales leads the way over Wainwright, Gale, Huff, and Zehr. Wainwright and Gale go side-by-side with Gale taking over second followed by Wainwright in third, Zehr in fourth and Huff in fifth. Lap 18 sees Wainwright spin bringing out the last caution of the race. The races goes back green on lap 22 with Morales, Gale, Huff, Zehr and Bontrager in fifth. Gale puts the pressure on Morales and is able to make the move and make it stick taking over the point. With no more cautions, it is clear sailing for Gale who crosses the checkered for the second time in two days over Morales, Huff, Zehr and Scott Bishop.

NIGHT 1

1. #83 Cale Gale
2. #10 Curt Britt
3. #5 Jimmy Gill
4. #99 Brian Huff
5. #8 Todd Bontrager
6. #96 George Morales
7. #64 Randy Stoudemire
8. #48 David Wilson
9. #13 Ricky “D” Rubin
10. #22 Larry Jordan
11. #05 Dalton Zehr
12. #28 Tom Schuette
13. #1x Mark Lowery
14. #56 James Wright III
15. #01 Travis Roland
16. #16 Donald Davis
17. #29 Chris Lewellen
18. #44 Paul Grynwicz
19. #11 Graham McCovey
20. #02 David Hartin
21. #17 Daniel Sasnett
22. #44x Cecil Peels
23. #21 Scott Reeves
24. #71 Jake Reedy
25. #1 Scott Davis
26. #0 Scott Bishop
27. #66 Matt Martin
28. #05 Steve Gill
29. #00 Jeff Wainwright

Night 2

1. #83 Cale Gale
2. #96 George Morales
3. #99 Brian Huff
4. #05 Dalton Zehr
5. #0 Scott Bishop
6. #8 Todd Bontrager
7. #22 Larry Jordan
8. #56 James Wright III
9. #9 Scott Davis
10. #5 Jimmy Gill
11. #13 Ricky “D” Rubin
12. #48 David Wilson
13. #28 Tom Schvette
14. #64 Randy Stoudemire
15. #02 David Hartin
16. #1x Steve Parker
17. #44x Cecil Peels
18. #44 Paul Grynewicz
19. #57 Pete Lancelotti
20. #17 Daniel Sasnett
21. #84 Pat Mahoney
22. #01 Travis Roland
23. #00 Jeff Wainwright
24. #21 Scott Reeves
25. #16 Tommy King.

Updated O’Reilly MLRA 2006 Thunder Tour Schedule

Monday, January 30th, 2006

With twenty-one races on the schedule the phones lines have been busy from the Buckner, MO home of promoters Harriett and Allen Chancellor as they worked to secure more dates for the 2006 season. “We wanted to get a tentative schedule out so that drivers and fans could go ahead and start planning for the year,” commented Harriett Chancellor at the Bodee’s Motorsports Auction on Saturday. “We knew that we were going to add more, but the response from the tracks has been great and we still have some irons in the fire to possibly add more.”

All told seven events have been added since the initial release of the schedule. LA Raceway will add to their September date by adding a second event on April 7 to kick off the year. Midway Speedway, in Lebanon, MO, and Lake Ozark Speedway, in Eldon, MO, provide a June weekend with action taking place at those tracks on June 16 and 17. July will see the addition of July 22 at Lucas Oil Speedway for an event to be run in conjunction with the Lucas Oil Late Model Series. Another full weekend has been added to the August schedule as Valley Speedway, in Grain Valley, MO, and Scotland County Speedway, in Memphis, MO, will see action on August 11 and 12. Salina Speedway, in Salina, KS, has the lone addition to the September docket on September 2 while the October 7 event at Bolivar Speedway has been upgraded to a two day event now encompassing October 6 as well.

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O’Reilly MLRA 2006 Thunder Tour
(Tentative – Subject to change)
(Updated January 29, 2006)

March
31 Lakeside Speedway Kansas City, KS

April
1 Nebraska Raceway Park Greenwood, NE
7 LA Raceway LaMonte, MO
8 Winston Speedway Winston, MO

May
6 Adrian Speedway Adrian, MO
20 Outlaw Motor Speedway Muskogee, OK
28 Nebraska Raceway Park Greenwood, MO

June
3 Valley Speedway Grain Valley, MO
9 US 36 Raceway Osborn, MO
10 Lucas Oil Speedway Wheatland, MO
16 Midway Speedway Lebanon, MO
17 Lake Ozark Speedway Eldon, MO

July
1 Outlaw Motor Speedway Muskogee, OK
3 Lucas Oil Speedway Wheatland, MO
22 Lucas Oil Speedway Wheatland, MO

August
5 Junction Motor Speedway McCool Junction, NE
11 Valley Speedway Grain Valley, MO
12 Scotland County Speedway Memphis, MO
19 Mid American Speedway South Coffeyville, OK

September
2 Salina Speedway Salina, KS
9 Lucas Oil Speedway Wheatland, MO
15 LA Raceway LaMonte, MO
16 Winton Speedway Winston, MO
28 Adrian Speedway Adrian, MO
29 Lakeside Speedway Kansas City, KS
30 Lakeside Speedway Kansas City, KS

October
6 Bolivar Speedway Bolivar, MO
7 Bolivar Speedway Bolivar, MO
21/22 Mid American Speedway South Coffeyville, OK

November
2006 Awards Banquet – Argosy Casino

Jennerstown Produces $7.5 Million in Economic Impact

Monday, January 30th, 2006

“We have always felt that we were an important segment of the Somerset County tourism industry, and these numbers certainly give proof to that fact,” said Jennerstown Speedway General Manager Larry Mattingly.

The study was divided into direct and indirect economic impact spending categories. The indirect segment covered expenditures such as: lodging, meals, transportation, entertainment and retail purchases. Spending figures and methodology were provided by the Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau and the regional input-output modeling system prepared by the U.S. Department of Commerce.

The largest single event in term of economic impact was the ‘Race of Champions’, which featured four NASCAR Nextel Cup stars racing in exhibition. The race produced a total impact of $1,848,254.14.

Second on the list was the Rolling Rock Town Fair rock concert ($754,511.33), followed by the September United States Alliance Racing sanctioned Hooters ProCup National Championship contest ($559,727.74).

Jennerstown’s seven premier race events recorded an economic impact of $4,279,092.24, while the eight weekly contests produced an average impact of nearly $305,000 per event.