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Archive for July, 2009

Familiar Faces Take Checkers at Meridian

Friday, July 31st, 2009

Photo by Brian Calkins, Idaho Racing NewsMERIDIAN, Idaho — While some first-time winners were crowned Saturday night at ASA-sanctioned Meridian Speedway, other racers found familiar territory in the winners circle in front of another packed house. The most exciting finish of the night came in the Legends class as series leader Travis Anderson of Boise, Idaho, made a pass on Brandon Frasier of Nampa, Idaho, on the second-to-last turn of the 30-lap main event. It was Anderson’s second consecutive feature victory. “We put in a lot of time and effort in chassis tuning and anything to go faster,” Anderson said in a post-race interview. Frasier got loose coming out of Turn 4 in a last-ditch effort to recapture the lead he had owned for most of the race. He regained control of his car and held on for
second.

 

Other main event winners included Kuna, Idaho’s Jaramie Fuss in Street Stocks; Boise’s Tim Elam (first main) and Shelby Stroebel (second main) in ASA Modifieds; Travis Milburn of Eagle, Idaho, in the Pepsi Late Models; Nampa, Idaho’s Travis Milburn in the Pepsi Late Models; and fellow Nampan Vern Cornish in the Hornets. Fuss took advantage of the double-file restart, sneaking up next to race leader Steve Bosselman after second-place racer David Short of Meridian was sent to the back after spinning and getting crunched by the lapped car of Daniel Field on Lap 20 of the 35-lap event.

 

Bosselman and Fuss raced side-by-side for two laps before Fuss surged ahead at the start-finish line and eventually built a five-second lead. Fuss’ performance kept him at the top of the points standings. In the second ASA Modifieds main event of the night, Stroebel withstood two late caution flags and a challenge from Star, Idaho’s Tony Ackerland to win a 40-lap main event to cap the evening. “Feels good. We had a little bit of a drop-off this year, but tonight we got through unscathed,” Stroebel said before giving a thumbs-up to the front-stretch crowd. Stroebel passed early race leader Rod Cummings coming out of Turn 2 on Lap 27 and then ran away from the field until Nampa’s Dylan Caldwell wound up in the Turn 1 wall on Lap 33 to bring out a yellow flag. Stroebel and Rick Fowble of Twin Falls, Idaho, were side-by-side for the restart, but Ackerland lurked behind Fowble.
Moments later, first main winner Elam and Chris Fenton of Meridian were among cars that got off-course for another yellow. Fenton’s car caught on fire briefly. Ackerland chose to restart directly behind Stroebel, but when the green flag fell he couldn’t catch him over the final six laps.

 

The modifieds ran a double feature to help drivers qualify for the Joe Gibbs Driven American Speed Association Member Track National Track Championship. Only four cars finished the 35-lap Pepsi Late Models main event with Milburn collecting his first main event championship trophy of the season. Six cars started the feature, but Nampa’s Dan Lowther and Craig Doehling of Boise got together in the middle of Turn 1-2 moments after the green flag dropped. Both cars were knocked out of commission. A third car was lost before the night even started when Tyler Monroe of Star, Idaho, was sidelined after the rear end in his race car broke during practice.

 

The Hornets drivers began their 30-lap main event under a 50/50 grand prix format in which half the field was placed on the front stretch and half on the back stretch for a standing start. Each wreck in the race resulted in a red flag stoppage — four in all — and Cornish won the race after working his way into the lead by Lap 19. Meridian Speedway takes a week off next Saturday before returning Aug. 8 for another visit from the Intermountain Vintage Sprintcars. Visit Meridian Speedway online at www.meridianspeedway.com or call (208) 888-2813 for track information.

 

As an American Speed Association-sanctioned track, Meridian Speedway is part of the ASA Member Track National Championship for the Modified division.  The goal of the ASA Short Track National Championship is to activate a measuring system that takes into account many variables, such as field size, inversion, wins and number of races in a season, and create a level playing field to determine who is the ‘best-of-the-best’ of the ASA Member Track Champions Nationwide. The ASA Joe Gibbs Driven National Member Track Champion Award was designed to give the National Champion exposure with one of the top teams in racing — Joe Gibbs Racing. Joe Gibbs Driven Oil, a division of Joe Gibbs Racing, sells the actual oil products developed and used by Joe Gibbs Racing to racers at all levels. More information can be found at www.joegibbsdriven.com.  The ASA Member Track program is comprised of a network of short tracks around the United States, as well as a variety of regional and national touring series. For
news and information from all the racetracks and tours involved in the American Speed Association, visit www.ASA-Racing.com.

Peter Wins First Kart Feature at Merrittville While Davidson Makes It 10 in’09

Friday, July 31st, 2009

Thorold, Ontario- KC Auto Parts Victory Lane again saw a new face and some familiar ones as Merrittville Speedway continued it’s 2009 Lucas Oil Kart Weekly Racing Series July 28th.

Jordan Peters won his first feature in the Ed MacPherson Construction Junior 2 Division while Dylan Davidson won his 10th Feature of the season in the RCM Racing Equipment Junior 1 Division.

In other Original Pizza Logs Action, Kyle Phillips won his second Drummond Home Hardware Garden City Auto Complex Novice 1 Feature and Lee Sleight took his third KC Auto Parts Novice 2 Event.

Alicia Braun won her 4th Cassell Manufacturing Senior Flathead Feature while two drivers earned their 6th checkered flags – James Moll and Blake Priestley in the Superior PetroFuels Junior Flathead and Philbrick Farm & Garden Equipment Wilder Racing Engines Senior Animal Divisions.

Lucas Oil Weekly Karting Series Race Teams are reminded that the next event is Wednesday August 5th and will include another visit from the Tillsonburg Outlaw Kart Club.

Gates open at 5:00 with racing beginning at 7:00 PM.

Join us in 2009 on a Tuesday Night for a Lucas Oil Kart Weekly Racing Series Event featuring FIVE Kart Weekly Racing Divisions and the stars of tomorrow today!

Many of Merrittville’s Saturday night Stock Car Stars got their starts in Kart Racing including Lampman, Steele, Wood, Wutzke, Bicknell, D’Ilario, Chevalier, Williamson, Klager, Tallman, Mastroianni, Leslie, Pierce, Robbins and Small.

Your Local DIRT track is where it’s at!! Merrittville Speedway “The Best Family Entertainment in Niagara”

MERRITTVILLE SPEEDWAY SPONSORS

The 2009 Lucas Oil Kart Weekly Racing Series for Merrittville Speedway’s 7 Divisions is brought to racers by partners including the Drummond Home Hardware, Garden City Auto Complex, Ed MacPherson Construction, RCM Racing Equipment, Cassell Manufacturing, Hoosier Tire Canada, Bicknell Racing Products, Superior PetroFuels, Philbrick Farm & Garden Equipment, Briggs & Stratton, KC Auto Parts, Original Pizza Logs, Performance Manufacturing, Slack Performance Karts and Burris Tire.

Lucas Oil Products is one of the fastest growing additive lines in the consumer automotive industry featuring a premium line of oils, greases and problem-solving additives.

Through innovative product research and development, along with aggressive marketing programs, Lucas Oil Products has established itself as the top selling additive in the industry.

Look for Lucas Oil Products at their favorite automotive retailer including Drummond Home Hardware in Niagara Falls and through RCM Racing Equipment.

Pack the Family and Friends for $25.00 Car Load Night this Saturday, August 1st at Owosso Speedway.

Friday, July 31st, 2009

Ovid, Michigan -Coming up THIS Saturday, August 1st, the Owosso Speedway moves into the “dog days” of Summer
with hot racing action as it is Car Load night at the Big “O.” Pack as many family and friends as you can into your personal vehicle and get into the races for only $25.00.

As for the action on the track, the battles for the 2009 Weekly Local Racing Series divisions builds up momentum as the Wieland Contracting Modifieds return and will headline $25.00 Car Load Night at the Big “O” Joining the open-wheeled Modifieds will be the Affordable Tire and Service Center Pro Stocks, RacingPartSales.com Pure Stocks, and Fast Track Promotions Sport Stocks.

In addition, SPECTATOR DRAGS will be conducted during intermission as fans in the grandstands can bring those vehicles they brought everybody to the races with, onto the track and go head to head with fellow race fans.

Also on the card will be the WORLD FAMOUS Hot Dog Race! Will 20-time defending Hot Dog Race Champion, George “The Animal” Harris win his 21st consecutive Hot Dog Race? Or will a newcomer break the unprecedented streak of wins Harris has accumulated over the past 20 seasons?

Pit Gates open at “High Noon” 12:00p.m., Rotating Practice begins at 2:00p.m., while the Grandstand Gates swing open at 4:00p.m. Qualifying starts at 5:00p.m., and Racing is set for 7:00p.m.

General Admission Prices for Saturday, August 1st are: Adults (18-59): $12.00 – Seniors (60 and Up): $10.00 – Students (9-16): $8.00 – Kids (8 and Under) are always FREE. Pit Passes are $25.00.

For more information, please call: 1 (989) 834-5948, 1 (810) 965-6698, or 1 (989) 709-6113. You can also log onto the website as well at: www.owossospeedway.com

By Matt Prieur – Owosso Speedway

Short Track Trucks.com Challenge Series to invade Dixie Motor Speedway this Friday

Friday, July 31st, 2009

Birch Run, Michigan: THIS Friday, July 31st at the Dixie Motor Speedway, the Short Track Trucks.com Challenge Series will return after a one year absence with the running of the Birch Run 50 on PACK THE GRANDSTANDS / Race for Rescue / Service Club
Night.

The Weekly Local Racing Series divisions of Top Notch Motorsports Pro Late Models, Wieland Contracting Modifieds, and Teamtech Motorsports Sportsmen will join the ShortTrackTrucks.com Challenge Series on the 4/10s (0.400) mile progressively banked d-shaped paved oval.

Also in action, the RacingPartSales.com Bombers will have the adjoining 1/3 (0.333) mile semi-banked paved oval to themselves and the Checkered Flag Promotions Figure 8s will be taking on the inner Figure 8 track in an extended laps / extra purse feature due to there feature from Friday, July 24th being lost to the curfew.

For Service Club Night, all Service Club Members from such organizations as; Eagles, Lions Club, Masonic Temple, V.F.W., etc.,
bring your club I.D. or wear your club uniform and get into the races for FREE!

Also on the card is the rescheduled PACK THE GRANDSTANDS / Race for Rescue Presented by the Rescue Mission of Saginaw and the Good Samaritan Rescue Mission of Bay City. that was postponed from the July 17th rain out. Both Rescue Missions are teaming up with Dixie Motor Speedway, Rescue Ministries of Mid-Michigan, S.C. Johnson, and Kokomo’s of Saginaw for a very special night to remember.

Dixie Motor Speedway is offering up the Ultimate Dixie Challenge; Dixie Motor Speedway will donate $5,000 to the Rescue Missions if the attendance in the grandstands on July31st exceeds 2,500 people! So show your support on a very special night for a great cause! During Intermission, Rescue Ministries of Mid-Michigan is putting on a celebrity Go-Kart Race to raise money and awareness for homeless families and individuals seeking shelter in Mid-Michigan as Six (6) Local Celebrities will be racing Go-Karts provided by Kokomo’s of Saginaw on Dixie’s front stretch during intermission to raise money for the Rescue Mission of Saginaw and Good Samaritan Rescue Mission of Bay City.

Those celebrities competing in the Celebrity Go-Kart Race include; Dan Armstrong from WEYI-TV25,Vicki Hill from HOT 107fm
Jody K. from 94.5fm The Moose Ken Horn – Michigan State Representative and Defending Race Winner Ryan Slocomb from WJRT-TV12 Adam Shilling from WHEELZ 104.5fm

These celebrity racers will appeal to there colleagues, family, and friends to donate towards there efforts. The starting line-up will be determined by who raises the most money prior to July 31st, as Fans can get in on the celebrity go-kart race too as fans can Join the Celebrity Race “PIT CREW”

Help your favorite go kart racer win the pole position! For $50.00 you receive:
1. Entry to a great night of short track racing
2. Entry to the V.I.P. Suite
3. A great buffet meal with your celebrity
4. Unlimited non-alcoholic beverages
5. Drawings for great door prizes
6. Preferred seating
7. An 8×10 color picture with your celebrity and their “CREW”
8. Picture on the track at trophy presentation if your driver wins
9. A great night of family entertainment!!!!***

Call: 1 (989) 752-6051 and ask for Brenda to purchase your tickets today

The ShortTrackTrucks.com Challenge Series began in 2003 and has grown to become one of the premier Truck racing series in the Midwest. The series has made 12 appearances at Dixie with the first ever appearance back on July 25, 2003 in a race won by current series President, Cary Cole.

Three-time series Champion, Joey Shuryan has won the most at Dixie with Five (5) feature wins as well as Six (6) fast times, including an incredible streak of five straight fast times over the 2005-2006 seasons. Shuryan also holds down the track record with a 17.308 set on July 1, 2005 in the midst of that streak.

Two-time series champion, Justin Claucherty and veteran, Keith Wioncek have two Feature wins while Rod Morrison and Cole also have one win with Paul Schaffer, who is the most recent winner at Dixie as he took the checkered flag on September 29, 2007.

For more information on the Short Track Trucks.com Challenge Series, visit their website at: www.shorttracktrucks.com

On Friday, July 31st, the Pit Gates will open at 1:00p.m., Rotating Practice starting at 3:00p.m., while the Grandstand Gates Open at 5:00p.m. Qualifying will go at 5:30p.m. Racing gets underway at 7:30p.m.

Grandstand Admission Prices are: Adults (18-59): $12.00 – Seniors (60 and Over): $10.00 – Students (13-17): $8.00 – Kids (6-12): $5.00 – Children (5 and Under) are always FREE. Pit Passes are $25.00.

For more information, please call: 1 (989) 624-9778 or 1 (989) 709-6113. You can also log onto the website as well at:
www.dixiemotorspeedway.com

By Matt Prieur – Dixie Motor Speedway

Macon Speedway Announces Two Day Show for POWRi Micro’s

Friday, July 31st, 2009

Macon, IL – Macon Speedway and POWRi are proud to announce that the Micro’s will be running a special two day show Friday, August 21 and Saturday, August 22. Racers are encouraged to spend the weekend at Macon Speedway and camping is allowed and always free. The weekend will consist of POWRi Midgets and Micros and our UMP Modified division on Friday night, then on
Saturday night we will feature the POWRi Micros again plus our UMP Late Models, Modifieds, Street Stocks and Pro and Amateur Hornets. The UMP Touchstone Energy Sportsman will have the Friday and Saturday special event weekend off to prepare for the huge Sportsman Nationals at the Illinois State Fair on Sunday, August 23. This new scheduling announcement makes the weekend of August 21 & 22 a huge weekend of racing for open wheel fans with 3 races in two days! The races at the Illinois State Fairgrounds feature the USAC Silver Crown cars on Saturday, August 22 competing in the Tony Bettenhausen 100 then back again on Sunday with the ARCA REMAX Car Series battling for the win in the Allen Crowe Memorial along with the Sportsman Nationals, both races begin at 1:00 pm. Don’t miss your chance to cheer on the local Macon Speedway drivers in the Sportsman Nationals on Sunday!

Plenty of good seats are still available for the upcoming Night of Nascar Stars II to be held on September 2 featuring Tony Stewart, Mark Martin and Ken Schrader. We have lots still planned for 2009 so be sure to come join Macon Speedway for an action packed end to the summer.

Gates will open at 5:00 and racing will start at 7:00.

Macon Speedway is located 9 miles south of Decatur, IL on US 51 then .6 miles west on Andrews Street, then south on Wiles. For information, call 217-764-3000 (track), 217-764-3220 (information hotline). Also visit http://www.maconracing.com or
<http://www.trackenterprises.com/ information.

Jeanne Hill
Track Enterprises
PO Box 79
Macon, IL 62544
217-764-3200
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