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Archive for July, 2014

A Moose On The Loose At Full Throttle

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

Varney, On- Full Throttle Speedway had an unexpected guest for racing action Friday night in fact a whole team of them, Moose Racing from Edmonton Alberta dropped in to take part in the racing action. The Pure Stock race team is doing a tour of race tracks in Ontario and wanted to try the highbanks and fast racing action which Full Throttle is known for. In addition to taking part in the racing action they also had their car on display in front of the grandstand at intermission for kids to sign along with handing out free T-shirts to all kids in attendance.

In Pure Stock action feature one 01 Travis Farrow from Dromore took full advantage of his pole starting position. He was able to hold off all attempts from 43 Joey Schouten from Mount Forest during the first half of the race, and in the dying laps of the race it was 17 Nick Clarke from Mount Forest in his rear view mirror. At the checker it was Farrow, Clarke, Schouten with fourth going to 14 Luke Bos from Conn and rounding out the top five was 29 Rob Fountain from Edmonton Alberta. Feature two of the night saw more clean fast racing out of the Pure Stock drivers and this time it would be 17 Nick Clarke returning to his winning ways of the past. Second
would go to 14 Luke Bos, third 01 Travis Farrow, fourth 43 Joey Schouten and fifth 34 Don Tremble from Durham.

Mini Stock saw an increase in car counts this week with increased payouts on the line. Fans got to see some outstanding Mini Stock action, with 3 out of the top 10 ranked drivers in the province in the line up you know it is going to be great racing action! In feature one the fans weren’t disappointed. Even though any driver in this field could take their car to victory lane the main contenders would find themselves starting mid pack. From the drop of the green 68 Brandon Crumbie from Cookstown would improve on his fifth place starting position bring along 36 Corry Young out of Owen Sound with him. Then a lap thirteen caution would set the
front row for the run to the finish with 68 Brandon Crumbie on the inside and 36 Corry Young on the outside, all the rest of the field could do was watch as these two took off with Young gaining the advantage on the high side. At the finish it would be Young, Crumbie followed by 7 Paul Boyd from Harriston, fourth would go to 64 Dave Crumbie from Cookstown and rounding out the top five would be 06 Ryan Hardy from Markdale. Feature two started with a first lap stack up of cars in corner four as the third place running car 06 Ryan Hardy got into the second place car 73 Kyle Woods collecting almost the entire field. Luckily everyone only suffered cosmetic damage with the exception of 9 Tessa Cremasco from Mount Forest who had her car
almost stand on it’s nose after being hit by 35 Tim Tolton. Check out the video here http://youtu.be/eP2_i8-pyy4 On the restart 51 Clark Hartman from Waterloo jumped out in front of the field and use lap traffic to his advantage as he and 36 Corry Young would drive their way through the field with 7 Paul Boyd in hot pursuit. As the white flag came out Hartman would have to use every trick in his book to hold off 36 Young as he made one last dive inside coming to the checker but it was not enough. It would be Hartman, Young, Boyd then 68 Brandon Crumbie for fourth and rounding out the top five 35 Tim Tolton from Guelph.

V8 Thunder Stock action also saw some new cars this week as they would test driver and machine running three twenty lap features. In feature one 27 Mark Fenton from Tiverton would take advantage of his pole starting position and build a good lead on the rest of the field. The main battle in this race was for the second position between 17 Tristan Gill of Waterloo and 18 Terry Pardy of Mount Forest along with 277 Ray Flynn from Clinton. In the end it would be Gill for second, Pardy for third, Flynn for fourth and rounding out the top five was 05 Steve Brook from Hillsburgh. Check out the video of this race at http://youtu.be/mcQP7nmimV0 Feature two saw fast runner Fenton on the trailer with transmission trouble dashing his hopes of being another three feature winner this season. This race was again all about starting position as pole sitter 17 Tristan Gill would take this race flag to flag in another great run. Close behind was 55 Scott Field from Hepworth who was busy working bugs out of his car which caused him an early exit from feature one. Third this time would go to 277 Ray Flynn, fourth 18 Terry Pardy with fifth going to 05 Steve Brook. In the third and final feature pole advantage did not work out for 05 Steve Brook and with a lap eight caution for a spin the field would reset with 55 Scott Field and 17 Tristan Gill on the front row and these two would battle inside and outside for the remainder of the race working through lap traffic. In the end the young gun from Waterloo just came up short to the veteran from Hepworth as it was Field, Gill followed by 18 Terry Pardy, fourth went to 277 Ray Flynn and fifth 5 Dave Grey Jr out of Hanover. Train action this week had a first never witnessed before a tie at the finish. With it being to close to call both teams decided to have the winner decided in train stay, best burn out wins. Once it was over it was Texas Traincar Massacre from Mount Forest by a burn out over Rockford Rednecks, third was Jonathon Bates Roofing from Owen Sound and rounding out the field Here We Go from Listowel. For feature two Rockford Rednecks held nothing back as they built up a good lead on the field on way to the checker followed by Texas Traincar Massacre, third was Jonathon Bates Roofing.

Next racing action will be this Friday Aug 1st for MILITARY NIGHT with Pro Late Models, Mini Stocks, Pure Stocks for a $1000 to-win bonus if one driver can win all three features plus Crazy Trains! Also don’t forget it is the 1st Annual “Portraits of Honour” 2014 International Motorcycle Jamboree on Aug 2nd and 3rd with show and shine, swap meet, Legends Tributes both Saturday and Sunday afternoon with Elvis, John Denver, Bruno Mars and Tim McGraw along with seven bands performing from noon to late both days. The cost for the entire weekend (racing plus shows and camping) is just $20.00 per person for full details check out the web site at www.fullthrottlemotorspeedway.com

Late Season Schedule Amendments

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

Wheatland, MO – Lucas Oil MLRA officials recently made some schedule changes to the remaining dates on the 2014 schedule. Series and track officials from both Thunder Hill Speedway in Mayetta, Kansas and Outlaw Motorsports Park in Muskogee, Oklahoma have mutually agreed to forgo their scheduled dates.

Thunder Hill Speedway was scheduled for Saturday, August 23. The series worked to find a companion race for that date on Friday, August 22 and nothing emerged. Outlaw Motorsports Park had a two day race booked for October 19 and 20.

“We really take a hard look at putting two dates together for every race weekend,” commented Race Director Ernie Leftwich. “We aren’t always able to do that, but for some of our dates it’s a must. We hate to lose our second date at Thunder Hill, but it’s really in the best interest of all involved. Outlaw is a new ownership group for us to work with, and we had a couple of outstanding races there back in May. They have had a lot of big events this season, and it just wasn’t in the cards for us to race there again this year.”

The Lucas Oil MLRA is very much looking forward to returning to Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Nebraska, August 8 and 9. The annual King of the Hill Late Model Shootout is always a fan favorite, and draws the top competitors across the Midwest to the Friesen family’s beautiful facility.

Ricky Weiss Achieves Governor Status with Dacotah Win

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

Headingly, Manitoba, Canada – Ricky Weiss entered a trio of events over the weekend with the WISSOTA Blaine Brothers Challenge Series in his #7 Derrick’s Sandblasting/Bloomquist/ Pro Power Racing Engine Super Late Model and came away with his first career win with the tour as well as his tenth win of 2014.

Action began on Thursday evening at Brown County Speedway (Aberdeen, South Dakota). Twenty-nine WISSOTA Late Models registered for the event, and a tenth to fourth run in his heat race earned Ricky a spot in the evenings redraw. Weiss drew the second starting spot to lock into the outside-front-row for the feature alongside Donny Schatz. In the main event Weiss ran second for much of the race before falling back to fourth late in the event. He managed a third place finish in the final rundown behind race winner, Jeff Wildung, and Donny Schatz. David McDonald and Zach Johnson rounded out the top five finishers.

On Friday night action shifted to Dacotah Speedway (Mandan, South Dakota) for the annual North Dakota Governor’s Cup, as twenty-nine entries converged on the oval. Ricky drew the eighth starting spot for his heat race, and despite starting in the back of the pack he advanced to a second place finish. In the redraw Weiss was the recipient of the sixth starting spot in the main event. During the course of the feature he raced his way up to the second spot when the caution flag waved with six laps remaining. On the restart Weiss slipped back to third where he would finish behind race winner, Zach Johnson, and John Kaanta. Jake Redetzke rounded out the top five finishers.

Round #2 of the Governor’s Cup was contested on Saturday night, which saw Ricky snare his first ever victory with the Blaine Brothers Challenge Series. Weiss won his heat race from the pole position, then drew the outside-front-row starting spot alongside Zach Johnson for the $2,000-to-win finale. Weiss outdueled Johnson for the race lead at the drop of the green flag, but Johnson would not give up easily. The duo swapped the lead several times throughout the course of the event, but it was Weiss who would go to Victory Lane over Johnson, Jake Redetzke, Jeff Wildung, and Eric Mass.

Full results from the events are available at www.WISSOTA.org .

Action with the WISSOTA Challenge Series continues this week with an event on Thursday night at Electric City Speedway (Great Falls, Montana) before moving to Gallatin Speedway (Bozeman, Montana) on Friday and BMP Speedway (Billings, Montana) on Saturday.

Ricky Weiss would like to thank his marketing partners and sponsors including Derrick’s Sandblasting. A.I.E. Bell Mobility, Hands On Excavating Inc., J&C Trucking, Turk Enterprises, Eibach Springs, Metalz In Motion, Speedworld Indoor Kart Track, New Vision Graphics, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.

For more information on Ricky Weiss please visit his website at www.WeissRacing7.com .

Rice Lake Speedway Schedule Updated

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

Rice Lake WI – On Saturday, July 26th, the Rice Lake Speedway was hit by a dangerous storm just as the Pure Stock feature was completed. The other four feature races in the WISSOTA classes were originally all rescheduled for Saturday, August 2nd. However, the owners at the Rice Lake Speedway have decided to modify that make up schedule.

On Saturday, August 2nd the WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds and Super Stocks will make up their feature races from last Saturday. The WISSOTA Modifieds and Street Stocks will make up their feature races on the following Saturday, August 9th.

” We have bike races scheduled for this coming Saturday, and we don’t want the evening to last too late,” stated track co-owner Dave Adams. “Also, with the Little Dream coming up the following Tuesday, August 5th, we don’t want to force the Streets and Modifieds to run too many races this coming weekend, and potentially damage their cars so they can’t race the Little Dream.”

Hot laps are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on August 2nd with racing to follow. Kids are reminded to bring their bikes and join in the racing.

For more information, check the speedway website at www.ricelakespeedway.net or call Adams at 715-205-2861.

$500 to win USRA B-Mod at I-35 Speedway this Saturday Night

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

I-35 Speedway track owners Mike and Kyle Johnson are proud to announce USRA B-Mod will pay $500 to win the feature this Saturday Night 8/2/2014. This is Walker Excavating and “Kids Night” at the Races and promises to be an exciting night of great action and family fun.

We will be giving away back packs filled with school supplies to as many preschool, grade school, middle school, high school and college kids as possible. We would like to thank all those that have donated to this great cause.
In addition we will see the return of Non-Winged Sprint Cars and Midwest Outlaw Vintage Racers along with Grand Nationals, E-Mods, USRA Stock Cars, USRA Hobby Stock, USRA B-Mods ($500 to win this class), and USRA Modifieds. Come out and see the best of the best challenge USRA National Point Leader Chad Clancy in the B-Mod class for the $500 prize! All classes put on a great show each and every Saturday Night for your enjoyment.
See you there!!!!