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Archive for June, 2011

Wermling Takes Third Feature in a Row

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

Mechanical issues from broken belts, loose hoses, flat tires, an engine, distributor, ignition failure, suspension parts, and multiple transmission failures had many drivers headed to the pits early on Saturday night. With seven of eight total heats going caution free, Tommy Bush in his Modified brought out the first caution in the final heat as he got sideways down the front stretch. As he was attempting to avoid a collision, Tony Steward went low on the track but was unable to get clear before Bush came down the track and hit him on the right side.

During the Not So Pure Stock feature fifteen-year-old Kory Wermling worked his way up from a seventh starting position to claim his third consecutive victory this season. Wermling now has four total victories this year. Matt O’Connell attempted to start the event after his second place heat finish, but a bad transmission had O’Connell headed to the pits just after the green flag flew. Bill Handel returning to the track after 25 years of not racing brought home a solid fourth place finish.

The Midwest Modifieds are still off to a rocky start as new drivers are trying to get the feel of their cars. Beau Brown had to watch from the pits as he lost another transmission during his heat. Sean McBee worked his way up from a fifteenth place starting position and multiple wrecks to a second place finish. Paul Leach crossed the checkers ahead of the rest for a second week in a row.

Beau Brown and Nick Hunter were at it yet again in the Street Stock feature. Paul Lease was with them for a bit but a miscalculation had him spinning into the infield pit area. As Lease was off the racing surface, he had to wait for a caution to rejoin the race. Brown and Hunter continually swapped the lead as the laps wound down. With two to go they were only separated by a foot, but Brown was just a little stronger this past week and managed to get the advantage when the white flag flew. Hunter had to settle for second this week.

The Modifieds got off to a rocky start as two cautions flew before the first lap was completed. Mark Wermling went out with distributor issues. Joey Price and Vernon Hill kept fans on their feet as a great battle ensued for the victory. Lap after lap Price would get inside Hill, but just didn’t have enough to clear him. Vernon claimed his first victory in the Modified class for the season.

The speedway will not have a Saturday show this week due to the Fourth of July celebrations on Monday night. Racing will start at 6:00 p.m. with the Not So Pure Stock, Street Stock, Midwest Modified, Super Stock, Modified, and ground pounding Late Models. The best place in Great Falls, Montana to view the fireworks as the show will be interrupted when the city fires off their spectacular show. Racing will resume following the display.

More Cash on the Line for 141 Speedway Racers July 3rd

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

(Francis Creek, WI)- With eight different winners in as many weeks of racing in the Brian Peterson Builders Grand Nationals at 141 Speedway in Francis Creek, the pot has been sweetened yet again.

Track promoter Bruce Conard has decided to pay $600 to the winner of that division’s feature on Sunday night, July 3 if the driver is a first time feature winner this season. On Saturday, June 25, The “Whitelaw Weapon” Kevin Naidl captured his first career feature on dirt, leading wire-to-wire en route to victory at the high-banked, third mile, clay oval.

Being a first time winner on the year, Naidl pocketed $175 in bonus bucks, pushing his feature winnings to $500. “With no other Grand Nationals running in the region next Sunday we’re hoping for a pretty solid field of Grand Nationals for that show,” said track promoter Bruce Conard. “We’re throwing another $100 on top so a first time feature winner on the year will pocket $600.”

Besides Naidl, the other drivers who have won features this year include brothers Alex and Ben Stumpf from Brillion, Chilton’s Steve Schneider, defending track champion TJ Smith of Menasha, Manitowoc’s Logan Rhode and Plymouth drivers Ryan Minster and Brian Gilles.

The Brian Peterson Builders Grand Nationals will join the headlining Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint cars, who will be making their second appearance of the season. Hot laps for the sprinters begin at 6 p.m., with qualifying and racing to follow. They’ll be joined by the sport fours and the 600 cc micro sprints, who will be putting on an exhibition race.

For more information please check our website You can also follow 141 Speedway on Facebook. 141 Speedway is located 15 minutes south of Green Bay off County Highway “R” in Francis Creek. The raceday track phone is (920) 863 3377.

Morgan Bagley Scores Win #4 of 2011 at USA Speedway

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

Longview, Texas – Morgan Bagley rode his #14m McMillan Motorsports/Rocket By Club 29 Super Late Model to his fourth feature win of 2011 on Friday night at USA Speedway (Sterlington, Louisiana).

Friday night was another trip to USA Speedway (Sterlington, Louisiana) that was rewarded with another win on the year for Morgan Bagley. The only difference would be that the young driver, would claim this win with the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series, which was his first ever with the tour.

Twenty-four Super Late Models entered the event, and after winning his heat race, Bagley started on the outside front row alongside Trey Beene for the 35 lap, $2,000 to win event. at the drop of the green flag, Bagley shot to the lead, and it would be the last time that the competitors would have a chance at him as he led all 35 laps of the caution free event to claim his
fourth win of the year over Beene, Timothy Culp, Johnny Virden, and Jon Mitchell.

On Saturday night Bagley took part in the back end of the weekend’s CCSDS doubleheader, which was held at Ark-La-Tex Speedway (Vivian, Louisiana). Twenty-eight Super Late Models entered the $2,000 to win event, and Morgan earned the 11th starting spot for the feature event via heat race action. The car would be slightly off for the 35 lap main event, and Morgan would battle it to a 14th place finish at the checkered flag.

Full weekend results are available at

The upcoming weekend, July 1st-3rd, will be a busy time for Morgan and McMillan Motorsports as the O’Reilly SUPR point’s leader and rookie of the year leader takes part in a triple header with the O’Reilly SUPR tour. The action opens on Friday, July 1st at 171 Speedway (Leesville, Louisiana) with a $2,000 to win event before moving on to Champion Park Speedway (Minden,
Louisiana) on Saturday, July 2nd for a $3,000 to win event and concludes on Sunday night at Lone Star Speedway (Kilgore, Texas) with a $2,500 to win event. For more information on the events, please visit

Morgan’s new shirts are now available for purchase and can be viewed and purchased at the team’s website at .

Morgan Bagley would like to thank all of his sponsors, which include P&W Sales (Oil Field Manufacturers Rep.), MSI (Pumps, Valves, & Manifolds), Mr. Frank Motorsports, Wehrs Machine, Southern Transport, Outerwears Pre-Filters, Bulldog Rear Ends, 360 Motorsports, Sunoco Race Fuels, ShowTime Signs, D&T Racing, J&J Motorsports, Indy Screen Print, Club 29, Hyperco, and

For more information on Morgan Bagley and McMillan Motorsports, please visit the official team website at .

Double Header for Holiday Weekend

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

Buckner, MO – Friday night will kick off back to back Lucas Oil MLRA events. I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, NE will host the Midwest Tri-fecta Race. The show will include Late Models, ASCS Midwest Region Sprints and A-Modifieds. The Midwest Tri-Fecta is the last chance for drivers to qualify for the Silver Dollar Nationals. The winner gets an automatic starting position in the $25, 000 to win event in late July.

General admission for the event is $20. Kids age 5 years and younger are FREE! Grandstands will open at 5:30 PM with racing at 7 PM. The pit gate will open at 3 PM on Friday. Pit admission is $30. For more information about the event and I-80 Speedway at Nebraska Raceway Park visit

Due to flooding in the area, please check MODOT and Nebraska DOR for road closures before heading out to the races. Alternate routes are posted.

On Saturday the series will continue onto Corning, IA for another $3000 to win race and a HUGE fireworks spectacular! Adams County Speedway will also host Modifieds, Pro Stocks, Hobby Stocks and B-Modifieds. Grandstand admission is $15 , ages 13-17 just $10 and kids age 12 and under are FREE. A family pass is also available for $40 and includes two adult admissions and all minor children. The grandstand will open at 5 PM with racing at 7 PM. The pit gate will open at 4 PM. Pit passes are
$30. For more information about the Saturday’s race and other events at Adams County Speedway visit .

Visit the series website for the most up to date information on the Lucas Oil MLRA.

The Lucas Oil MLRA (Midwest Latemodel Racing Association) sanctions regional Super Dirt Late Model touring series events in Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, and Iowa.

For all the latest news and information on the Lucas Oil MLRA please visit us on the web at or by calling the series office at (816) 650-5063 or (816) 305-6572.

L A Raceway at LaMonte, Celebrates With Fireworks This Friday

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

This Friday, July 1, L A Raceway at LaMonte, MO, will celebrate Independence Day with Fireworks and auto races. This race program is presented by 98.5 The Bar and 1450 KOKO and will feature a $1,000 to win Street Stock race. This special street stock payout is also made possible by Elite Auto Repair of Warrensburg and Superior Auto in Sedalia. This will be a great night for family entertainment with A Modifieds, B Modifieds, 305 Sprints, Hobby Stocks in addition to the Street Stocks. Only minutes from Sedalia and Whiteman Air Force Base, adult tickets are only $10 with discounts for seniors/military and children. This Friday evening’s Fireworks and auto racing is also made possible in part by Pitts Homes of Warsaw as well as Jim’s Tire Service, Gill Signs, and Xtreme Motors all of Sedalia.