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Archive for June, 2014

Grinstead Gets Career First At Chateau

Monday, June 30th, 2014

Lansing, MN–Early morning thunderstorms failed to dampen the racing action at Chateau Raceway this week. A season high 85-cars signed in on GT Construction and Broadway Automotive night. Kids had their second “car ride” night of the season before the show began. One driver would race to a career first win, another would sweep two divisions and another would take a hard roll-over on the frontstretch.

Bobby Blowers would win his second Y-Waste Removal Hornet feature race. Ralph Hanks challenged Blowers early on, but then dropped out of contention. Blowers won in convincing fashion over Patrick Wells and Cody Hyatt.

The Misgen Auto Parts Pure Stocks had some wild action in their always entertaining feature event. Greg Lammers led early on until Cole Lonergan stole the lead. Jason Newkirk was on the move and entered the top five on lap four. Lonergan pushed up the track on lap six and that allowed Matt Brooks to blow by for the lead.

Newkirk worked to third and then went three with Lonergan and Brooks for the lead. Brooks held the lead when a caution came out with six laps to go. On the restart, several cars collided on the frontstretch. Greg Lammers car snapped sideways, dug in and rolled several times just past the flagstand. Lammers escaped uninjured from his crumpled machine which brought out the red flag.

The last few laps were frantic with Brooks, Lonergan and Newkirk involved in a very tight race. Brooks held the lead until the final lap when Newkirk snuck underneath and beat Brooks to the checkered flag by a scant two feet. Lonergan came home third with Stacy Krohnberg fourth and Brady Krohnberg fifth.

Jacob Bleess moved to the outside of row one when Blake Arndt could not make the call for the L&D Ag USRA B-Mod 18-lap feature. Bleess stormed off of row one and dominated the entire way for his 10th feature win of the season. Michael Wytaske had another great drive to finish second with Kylie Kath third. A.J. Zvorak and Scott Demmer finished out the top five.

Nine cars took the green flag for the Albert Lea Steel WISSOTA Street Stock feature and it was a dandy. Noah Grinstead took off from row one while Kory Adams, Nathan Schumacher and Tony Shaner were in pursuit. Grinstead led but Adams and Shaner were right on him for the entire 15-lap event.

As the race wore down, Grinstead continued to lead while Adams applied heavy pressure on the leader. Shaner continued to run close to the lead duo as the white flag came out. Adams gave it a good run on the final lap, but Grinstead held on for his first career win. Shaner slipped past Adams at the line for second with Schumacher fourth and Mike Blowers rounded out the top five.

Jesse Hernandez led the first six laps of the Farm Boy BBQ WISSOTA Midwest Modified feature. Jacob Bleess worked his way from sixth and took the top spot away from Hernandez. Everyone had an eye on Dan Wheeler who won a heat race and then took the Brew Pub Pizza Challenge which sent him to the tail and a possible run to a $400 bonus. Wheeler drove from seventeenth to fifth just past the halfway point.

A late yellow flag would close the pack up but Bleess was undeterred and swept his second division for the night. Robbie Franklin drove from eighth to second with Hernandez in third. Wheeler’s superb run got him to fourth and Greg Pfeifer Jr. was fifth.

Brandon Davis dominated the French’s Repair & Fabrication USRA Modified feature. Davis passed Todd Scharkey on lap one and led the rest of the way for his third win of the season. Scharkey would finish second while Josh Angst got to third. Tommy Myer and Darwyn Karau finished fourth and fifth.

Racing will take place with a special Thursday, July 3 show this week due to the Fourth of July holiday. Start time is the same with racing getting underway at 7:00 p.m. All six divisions will be in action for track points. There is no racing on Friday, July 4. For more information please visit

Central Missouri Speedway in Warrensburg, Missouri has rained out for Saturday, June 28th.

Monday, June 30th, 2014

Next week is our 9th Annual Tom Wilson Memorial BBQ Bowl event, which begins on Friday, July 4th and carries into Saturday, July 5th. Seven different classes are slated to compete throughout the two nights, which is highlighted by the $5,000-to-win, $1,000-to-start, 50-lap USRA Modified feature on Saturday.

If you or a representative from your area plan to attend, please have name(s) to me by Noon on Friday the 4th.

Dirt Track Racing for June 28th is Cancelled.

Monday, June 30th, 2014

WHEATLAND, MO – Officials with Lucas Oil Speedway have cancelled tonight’s dirt track event due to widespread showers and thunderstorms with more developing throughout the evening including the potential for severe weather. We are sorry for the inconvenience but we want to give our fans, drivers, crews, and staff as much notice as possible. We will resume racing this Thursday, July 3rd with Casey’s General Stores “Thursday Night Thunder” featuring a complete Budweiser Weekly Racing Series event including $1,000 to win ALPS Food Store ULMA Late Models courtesy of Rains Ice plus the Pitts Homes USRA Modifieds, Carson’s Corner Napa Factory Stocks, and Tri-Lakes RV B-Mods. A huge Fireworks show will also take place following the completion of the racing action.

About Lucas Oil Speedway

Lucas Oil Speedway is located at Highways 83 and 54 in Wheatland, MO. A campground with shower and bathroom facilities is also available. With it’s entrance located just outside the pit gate this sprawling scenic camping facility will continue to enhance the racing experience at the Diamond of Dirt Tracks. Click for more information and detailed directions to the speedway or call the Track Hotline at (417) 282-5984.

Race fans can go to to view the complete schedule for Lucas Oil Speedway’s 2014 season, find detailed event information, get the latest news, and get complete ticket and campsite information. In addition, fans can get social with Lucas Oil Speedway by following @LucasSpeedway on Twitter, clicking “Like” at and on

About Lucas Oil Speedway

Lucas Oil Speedway is considered by fans, drivers and industry insiders to be one of the top five Race Tracks in the Nation. Located in Wheatland, Missouri, approximately an hour from Springfield, Missouri and just a quick hour and a half from the Kansas City Metro Area, dubbed the “Diamond of Dirt Tracks” Lucas Oil Speedway certainly lives up to the title.

Twenty-One VIP Luxury Suites, HD Jumbo Tron Screen, Stadium Style Musco Sports Lighting, a Bose Sound System, Go-Kart Slick Track, The Diamond Bar, Track Treasures Gift Shop, the best track food in the country and paved pits are a few of the spectacular amenities setting the Diamond of Dirt apart. 2014 marks the 4th season for the Liquid Quarter Mile Drag Racing Lake, Lake Lucas. Two Nationally televised Drag Boat Races featuring the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series will be held in 2014 plus National Boat Racing Association (NBRA) events.

Lucas Oil Speedway hosts some of the largest and most popular events in the Midwest! National and regional touring series appear frequently for Special Events on the Diamond of Dirt Tracks. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, POWRi Midget National Series, Lucas Oil Pro-Pulling League, United States Modified Touring Series, ASCS Sprint Cars and the Lucas Oil MLRA.

In addition to the incredible Special Events, the Lucas Oil Speedway Budweiser Weekly Racing Series features, the ALPS Food Stores ULMA Late Models, Pitts Homes USRA Modifieds, Carson’s Corner NAPA Factory Stocks and the Tri-Lakes RV USRA B-Mods, racing weekly.

Red Cedar Speedway Washed Out

Monday, June 30th, 2014

Menomonie WI,- A mid afternoon gully washer hit the Red Cedar Speedway and with it, any chance of racing Friday night was also washed away. It marked the second straight rainout at the track and the fifth cancelation of the 2014 racing season as at the halfway point of the racing season, Red Cedar has been able to hold only five events.

The Kid’s Night activities planned for Friday will be rescheduled to a date that has yet to be determined. There is no racing at the track this coming Friday, July 4th, in deference to the holiday.

The next racing event at the speedway will be on Friday, July 11th. It will be Autism Awareness Night at the track and the presenting sponsors are Dean & Sue’s Bar and Thunder Hill Raceway. Racing will begin at 7 p.m. with WISSOTA sanctioned late models, modifieds, super stocks, Midwest modifieds and street stocks scheduled to compete along with the Red Cedar pure stocks and hornets.

Check the speedway website at for any updates on the racing season.

Jason Vejtruba Gets Third Straight Win at Fiesta City Speedway

Monday, June 30th, 2014

A few brief rain showers delayed the start of the racing at Fiesta City Speedway.  After about a 15 minute delay, the track was ready to go and the races began.

Nathan Ruka held off Brian Neal to win the Pure Stock feature.  The win was Ruka’s first ever at Fiesta City Speedway.

Tyler Larson passed Dustin Holtquist with two laps to go and went on to win the WISSOTA Mod 4 feature.  The win was Larson’s second of the year.

Tim Kanten took the lead to start the WISSOTA Midwest Modified feature.  Cody Lee took the lead from Kanten on lap 6.  Jason Vejtruba took the lead in the final laps and went to win his third staight feature, and fourth of the season.

Ben Albertson led the entire WISSOTA Street Stock feature for his second win of the year.

Tyler Limoges led all of the WISSOTA Modified feature, until Matt Gilbertson passed him coming off turn four to the checkered flag.  The win was Gilbertson’s third of the season.

Nate Beyenhof took the lead to begin the WISSOTA Late Model feature.  Brian Schultz took the lead on lap 2 and never looked back to pick up his second win of the year.

The next race night will be July 11th.  Race night sponsors will be Peters Construction, Casey’s General Store and Minnwest Bank.  Race time is 7 pm.