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Archive for August, 2011

Asher, Fair, Ryun, Whitney and Shaw pick up wins at I-35 Speedway!

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

Winston Mo.-I-35 Speedway has seen some great action the last few weeks. A week ago storm damage and non drying conditions forced track officials to cancel last Saturdays program, two days ago the USMTS put on a good show and tonight the regulars of I-35 put on a great show on an excellent racing surface. Trenton Coke night came to I-35 Speedway and the fans were treated to great racing action that only the drivers of I-35 Speedway can deliver.

Truman Asher from St. Joseph wired the field in the IMCA Sport Mods to pick win number one this season. Asher started racing at I-35 around midseason and has been fast since returning. Clint Baker had another good run as he came up through the field for a second place showing, points leader Mike Tanner came home third, Randy Ainsworth was fourth and JJ Baumli fifth. Caleb Dennis started 24th and finished 10th to win the hard charger.

“Flyin” Mike Ryun of Pleasent Valley picked up win number six in impressive fashion. Ryun used a great move in three and four to pass two cars coming to take the white flag. Mike Taylor Jr. had a good run leading most of the race but came up short finishing second, last weeks winner Buz Kaster was third, Tim Shields was fourth and Steven Dibben was fifth. Ryun also took home the hard charger.

Trenton Missouri’s Brad Whitney roared back to victory lane tonight, his second win since the Stock Cars returned to the IMCA sanction. Whitney battled Bennie Turner for a few laps before securing the top spot. Points leader Gene Stigall came home
second after starting ninth, a good run for Jon Boller III in third, Josh Steele was fourth and Thomas Roberts fifth. Stigall took home the hard charger.

After post race inspection in the IMCA Modifieds Kearney Missouri driver Darren Shaw was declared the winner. The win gives Shaw four on the year as he pulls into a tie with Shay Woods for most wins in the division. Dennis O’Neal had another good run
finishing second, Dean Wray was third, Bud Wilson driving Levi Trimbles car was fourth and Jim Hopkins finished fifth. O’Neal picked up the hard charger.

Bruce Fair of Trenton racked up win number five on the year holding off Alex Anderson who had his best run in second. Last weeks winner Matthew Lance finished third followed by Lee Farmer and Scott Treadwell. Fair had to restart 8th at one point and came through the field to nab the win. Farmer in his new car took home the hard charger.

Next week brings in a new month but you can expect to see the same great action from the drivers and crew of I-35 Speedway! For full results and points standings visit http://www.speednetdirect.com/results.php?track_id=8221
Phillip Wilson
I-35 Speedway Announcer/PR

Virginia Motor Speedway Providing Staging Area for Dominion Virginia Power Repair Crews; This Weekend’s Championship Night Postponed

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

Jamaica, VA – Virginia Motor Speedway continues in its efforts to help in the recovery process from Hurricane Irene. Currently the speedway grounds are being used as a staging area for Dominion Virginia Power line crews as they help in restoring power to the Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck communities. Some 250 utility trucks are expected to call the pit parking area home until power is restored to the area.

“Our resources, equipment and facilities are at the disposal of the local authorities. Our focus since this past weekend’s hurricane has been to help our community in its recovery efforts,” added General Manager Clarke Sawyer. “Whatever we can do to help we will do. We are all in this together and the more we help the quicker everyone will be able to get back to their normal day to day routines,” added Sawyer.

Officials have also announced that Truckin Thunder / Collision One / WIGO Championship Night racing activities have been postponed until Saturday, September 24th. On that night the 2011 Championships will be decided.

“With so many of our fans and competitors without power we felt it was in everyone’s best interest that we move our last weekly event so that everyone can take care of their families and property,” stated Track Owner Bill Sawyer.

“With the continued State of Emergency issued by Governor Bob McDonald and with the fire and police personnel stretched to capacity this is the best decision for all,” added Sawyer.

With the postponement of Championship Night the next event for Virginia Motor Speedway will be Saturday Sept. 17th for the $15,000 to win 32nd Annual USA 100 sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. The night’s event will also include the $3000 to win Mod Madness 30 for open modifieds. For more information on the event visit the speedway’s website.

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Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway, an ASA Member Track, is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads area.

To learn more about Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track’s web site at www.vamotorspeedway.com.

MEDIA CONTACT: DAVE SEAY (804) 758-1867 OR (804) 357-7223

Fairmont, Allison tilts to decide Iron Man Challenge champions

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

FAIRMONT, Minn. – A season-long struggle for supremacy will culminate this week with the final pair of events for the Iron Man Challenge featuring USRA Karl Chevrolet Stock Cars and USRA Karl Performance Parts B-Mods.

The tough-as-nails grassroots tour make its debut appearance at the Fairmont Raceway in Fairmont, Minn., this Wednesday, Aug. 31, before wrapping up the 2011 campaign on Thursday, Sept. 1, at the Highway 3 Raceway in Allison, Iowa.

Stock Cars will be racing for $700 to win and $125 to start each night while B-Mods will compete for a $500 top prize and $80 to start.

What’s more, the Iron Man Challenge champions will merge from Thursday’s finale where the points fund for the Stock Cars carries a $2,000 top prize while the B-Mod champion will earn $700.

The USMTS Modifieds will round out the spectacular tripleheader of events both nights.

Mike Van Genderen sits atop the Stock Car standings. Justin Temeyer is 46 points back in second and defending Iron Man Challenge titleist Nathan Wood is 65 markers from the lead. However, three-time winner Kevin Donlan is 91 points behind Van Genderen but has competed in just nine shows so far. With a solid top-5 finish in the next event, Donlan will become a factor in the points race.

Matt Lettow’s season-long lead is now only 15 points over Cayden Carter in the B-Mod title hunt while last year’s American Racer USRA Weekly Racing Series B-Mod National Champion Brandon Hare is 84 markers behind, but has competed in just nine events to date.

At Fairmont on Wednesday, pit gates open at 4 p.m., grandstands open at 5, hot laps are slated to begin at 7 and the first green flag waves at 7:30. Race fans can pick up $2-off admission coupons at both Casey’s General Stores locations in Fairmont.

The Fairmont Raceway is a high-banked half-mile dirt oval located 1.0 mile south of I-90 (Exit 99) on CR 39 (at the Martin County Fairgrounds). For more information call 515-295-5555 or 507-235-6996 on race day or visit www.fairmontraceway.com online.

Thursday’s event in Allison will kick off with spectator gates opening at 5 p.m. Hot laps begin at 6:30 and racing starts at 7. Race fans can pick up $2-off coupons on race day at the Casey’s General Stores locations in Allison, Cedar Falls, Nashua and Waverly.

The Highway 3 Raceway is located 0.3 miles north of SR 3 on S. Main St. (at the Butler County Fairgrounds). For more information, call 319-267-9977 or check out www.highway3raceway.com online.

At both venues this week, tow money for non-qualifiers will be $75 and $50, respectively. Stock Cars will have a $25 entry fee while the B-Mod entry fee is $15.

Licensed USRA drivers in both classes also earn national points in the American Racer USRA Weekly Racing Series, and some tracks may also award track points.

To learn more about the USRA, visit www.usraracing.com or call 515-832-6000. You can also like us on Facebook, join us on MySpace or follow us on Twitter.

Billy Moyer Jr. Claims Fifth Win of 2011; Busy Labor Day Weekend

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

Batesville, Arkansas – Billy Moyer Jr. powered his #21jr Henderson Motorsports/Car City/Imperial Motors/Victory Circle M1 Chassis By Moyer/Pro Power Racing Engine Super Late Model to his fifth win of the year by claiming top honors on Friday night at Tri City Speedway (Pontoon Beach, Illinois).

Jr. Motorsports entered three events over the course of the weekend. The team traveled to the 1/4 mile oval at Highland Speedway (Highland, Illinois) on Thursday night for a $5,000-to-win, UMP Vs. MARS Dirt Car event. Thirty-six Super Late Models entered the event and via heat race action, Billy locked into the 12th starting spot for the main event. In the feature, Moyer Jr. would slip back as far as the 15th position early in the event before mounting a strong charge through the field to a seventh place finish at the checkered flag. Full results are available at www.DirtOnDirt.com.

Friday night was a great outing for the team as they made the trip to Tri City Speedway (Pontoon Beach, Illinois) for a UMP Weekly Racing Series Event. A strong field of 23 Super Late Models entered the event, and Billy started the night by winning the third heat race to earn the third starting spot in the pole-sitter’s dash. After finishing second in the dash, Moyer Jr. earned the second starting spot for the feature alongside pole-sitter, Bobby Pierce Jr.

As the race went green Billy would quickly jump to the lead and went on to claim the win over Bobby Pierce Jr., Brandon Sheppard, Chad Zobrist, and Dewaine Kiefer. The win marked his fifth triumph of the 2011 season! Full results are available at www.TriCitySpeedway.net.

Billy concluded his three race weekend on Saturday night at I-55 Raceway (Pevely, Missouri) in another $5,000-to-win, MARS/UMP DIRTCar Super Late Model event. On the heels of finishing third in his heat race, Moyer Jr. earned the 11th starting spot for the feature. However, after battling an ill-handling car early in the main event Billy would retire to a 23rd place finish. Full results are available at www.MARSRacingSeries.com.

Billy Moyer Jr. is preparing for a busy upcoming schedule that will include five nights of racing in the next ten days.

Champions Crowned on Tri County Heating Championship Night at Luxemburg Speedway Sept 2.

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

(Luxemburg, WI) – Champions in four classes will be crowned Friday, September 2 at Luxemburg Speedway on Tri County Heating championship night.

In one division the championship has already been decided. Hometown ace Benji LaCrosse already has a whopping 47 point lead over James Lee Tebon of Algoma, thus clinching his fourth career Budweiser IMCA modified title. LaCrosse won titles in 2005-2007 and was the division’s rookie of the year in 2003.

In the Badgerland Concrete IMCA stock cars Pulaski’s Junior Karcz holds a 21 point lead over defending track champion Troy Muench of Union. On Saturday night Karcz captured the stock car crown at 141 Speedway in Francis Creek.

Nine points separate Oconto Falls Eric “Chummy” Arneson over New Franken’s Brad Lautenbach in the Tri County Heating IMCA northern sportmod class. On Sunday night Lautenbach claimed that division’s track title at Seymour Speedway.

Perhaps the toughest battle of all weighs in with the Pepsi IMCA hobby stocks. Denmark’s Tom Brumlic is sandwiched between arch rivals and brothers Marcus and Derek Moede, both Casco natives. Marcus holds a three point lead over Brulic, while Derek Moede sits seven points out of first place.

Oconto’s Ralph Liegois Jr. holds a commanding 27 point lead over Oconto Falls Brian Johnson in the Tisler Salvage Sport 4′s. On Saturday Liegois collected that division’s track title at 141 Speedway.

Racing gets underway at 7 p.m. For more information call (920) 660 8095. The track’s website is luxemburgspeedway.com and you can follow the track on Facebook. Luxemburg Speedway is located 15 minutes east of Green Bay off state highway 54 at the Kewaunee County Fairgrounds.