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Archive for June, 2017

Southern Super Series Heading to Montgomery for a Rumble

Friday, June 30th, 2017

Fireworks won’t be the only thing causing a rumble in Montgomery, Alabama during the July 4th holiday weekend. Saturday night’s Rumble by the River 125 at Montgomery Motor Speedway is creating just that, quite a rumble. With only 33 championship points separating the top five in the Southern Super Series presented by Sunoco standings, the July 1 race takes on a role of vital importance.

Georgia youngster Chandler Smith currently sits at the top of the standings, but the likes of Stephen Nasse, Kyle Plott, Garrett Jones, Bubba Pollard and Paul Kelly are all within striking distance. Add in heavy hitters like defending SSS champion Donnie Wilson, Montgomery favorites Augie Grill, Casey Roderick and a host of others, and the House of Speed will be alive with action.

What better way to show some American pride than by watching some of the best racers in the country battle it out with some short track racing?

Additionally, after the June 17 Show Me the Money Pro Late Model event gave way to heavy rains, series sponsor Black Sheep Woodlands stepped up to offer the highest finishing Pro Late Model a $500 Bonus to compete in the Rumble by the River 125 on July . SSS officials will use the designated CARS TOUR regulations on the Crate Motor cars, which includes a 40-pound weight break and 200 rpm increase to allow them to compete. In addition to the high powered Super Late Models, the Modifieds of Mayhem Tour will also be in action, along with the Late Model Sportsman.

If quality short track racing with multiple divisions isn’t enough, there will also be a firework extravaganza to celebrate Independence Day.

For more information, contact Stan Narrison at 334-262-6101. Entry forms can be found at www.southernsuperseries.com.

-Southern Super Series Press Release

Fireworks and Racing Action Independence Weekend

Friday, June 30th, 2017

Local residents can celebrate America’s Independence with two exciting nights of racing and fireworks happening at Ukiah and Lakeport Speedways Independence Day weekend.

Thanks to the generous contributions from Kelseyville Lumber, Lake County Tribal Health, Friedman’s Home Improvement and Mendo Lake Credit Union, with support from Furia Construction, Max 93.5 FM, 94.5 Kwine, and Bicoastal Media fireworks will be taking place at dusk at the Lakeport Speedway, Saturday July 1st and at Ukiah Speedway on Sunday July 2nd.

Engines will be revving Saturday in Lakeport for the Kelseyville Lumber Deake Lyndall Memorial Race. Then the cars will head over the hill Sunday to Ukiah where the racing continues featuring the Sprint Cars, Pro 4 Modifieds, Bandoleros, Legends, Taco Bell Bombers and Jammers. Gates will open at each track at 3:30PM and Racing will begin at 5:00PM with the exciting ground show fireworks happening during the program both nights.

Race Promoter, David Furia has been the mastermind behind bringing the fireworks to the speedways. It is thanks to his dedication to patriotism that Ukiah has had fireworks for the last 6 years. Furia is excited about this years show and says, “The show is an incredible in your face display of fireworks and pyrotechnics. The style of fireworks that will be presented will astound and amaze every person in the grandstands. This will be the fireworks show that will make people wish they had been there. The crew puts on a great show and we have never been disappointed.”

Tickets to either race are $15 for Adults, Seniors and Students $12, Children 6 to 11 $8 and Children 5 and under are admitted free. There will be a $5 fee for parking in the Ukiah fairgrounds parking lot. However, the parking stub is redeemable at the ticket gate for $5 off one gate entry for the race and fireworks show.

Support local economy and support the local businesses that have made this all possible. A win all the way around! Make plans now to attend two nights of racing and fireworks July 1st at the Kelseyville Lumber Deake Lyndall Memorial Race at Lakeport Speedway and then drive over the hill to continue the Lakeport Ukiah Challenge at Ukiah Speedway July 2nd.

Four nights to the Fourth ahead for Iron Man Challenge

Friday, June 30th, 2017

SPRING VALLEY, Minn.– The Iron Man Challenge featuring Holley USRA Stock Cars and Out-Pace USRA B-Mods is set to sizzle for four straight nights and four different race tracks leading up to the Fourth of July holiday.

Action kicks off Thursday, June 29, at the Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn., and then moves to the Fayette County Speedway in West Union, Iowa, on Friday, June 30. From there, the action moves to the Upper Iowa Speedway in Decorah, Iowa, on Saturday, July 1, followed by a stop at the Cresco Speedway in Cresco, Iowa, on Sunday, July 2.

Holley USRA Stock Cars will share the spotlight with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series at the Deer Creek Speedway on Thursday, with both Holley USRA Stock Cars and Out-Pace USRA B-Mods on the card for the next three nights of racing.

Iron Man Challenge main events pay a minimum of $600 to win $60 to start for Holley USRA Stock Cars, and no less than $500 to win and $50 to start for Out-Pace USRA B-Mods. The best 16 points nights for each driver will be used to calculate points standings in both divisions. In addition to series points, Iron Man Challenge events award regional and national points in the Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series. Some tracks may also award track points.

REMAINING 2017 IRON MAN CHALLENGE EVENTS

June 29 … Deer Creek Speedway, Spring Valley, Minn. (SC)
June 30 … Fayette County Speedway, West Union, Iowa (SC/BM)
July 1 … Upper Iowa Speedway, Decorah, Iowa (SC/BM)
July 2 … Cresco Speedway, Cresco, Iowa (SC/BM)
Aug. 15-16 … Hamilton County Speedway, Webster City, Iowa (SC/BM)
Aug. 24 … Nobles County Speedway, Worthington, Minn. (SC/BM)
Aug. 25 … Rapid Speedway, Rock Rapids, Iowa (SC/BM)
Aug. 26 … Park Jefferson Speedway, Jefferson, S.D. (SC/BM)
Aug. 31 … Fairmont Raceway, Fairmont, Minn. (SC/BM)
Sept. 1 … Fayette County Speedway, West Union, Iowa (SC/BM)
Sept. 2 … Deer Creek Speedway, Spring Valley, Minn. (SC/BM)
Sept. 3 … Cresco Speedway, Cresco, Iowa (SC/BM)
Sept. 16 … Upper Iowa Speedway, Decorah, Iowa (SC/BM)
Sept. 21-23 … Deer Creek Speedway, Spring Valley, Minn. (BM)
Oct. 12-14 … I-35 Speedway, Winston, Mo. (SC/BM)

To learn more about the USRA, visit www.usraracing.com or call 515-832-6000. You can also like USRA Racing on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usraracing, follow www.twitter.com/usraracing on Twitter and check out the USRA YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usratv. Keep up to speed with everything USRA by joining our email list at www.usraracing.com/subscribe.

$5,000-to-Win $1,000-to-Start USRA Modifieds this Weekend at Central Missouri Speedway!

Friday, June 30th, 2017

(Warrensburg, MO) Fans and drivers alike look forward each year to the annual special events racing at Central Missouri Speedway (CMS) centered around the Independence Day weekend, which has come to be recognized as a must-see event.

The time is now as the Twelfth Annual Tom Wilson Memorial BBQ Bowl featuring the biggest USRA Modified purse in the area is upon us. Promoters Earl and Susan Walls recognize their former announcer’s love for Modified racing by posting a whopping $32,000 purse for the Modified’s main event, throughout the two nights of action on Saturday, July 1st and Sunday, July 2nd, over $50,000 is on the line for participating drivers.

Action begins on Saturday, July 1st when USRA Modified drivers work their way through preliminary action capped by a 20-lap scramble to determine Sunday night’s inside row starters. Mod-Lites will be a big part of the two nights of special events, beginning with Saturday’s $500 to-win night one special. Joining in on the action for night one will be Street Stocks, USRA B-Mods, and Pure Stocks competing for their weekly championship points.

The huge weekend ends on Sunday, July 2nd with another round of USRA Modified qualifying through preliminary action and another 20-lap scramble to determine the finale’s outside row starters. Along for the ride on Sunday will be the POWRi Allstar Midget Series and the Mod-Lites will return for their track special event for the year as they compete in a $1,000-to-win main event. The night will conclude with the $5,000-to-win/$1,000-to-Start Tom Wilson Memorial BBQ Bowl 50-lap main event followed by Brandon Walls’ Fireworks Extravaganza!

Former Independence Day Weekend winners include Justin Boney-1998, Chad Lyle-1999/2000/2001, Richard Layne-2002, Tim Karrick-2003, Jason Hughes-2004, Dean Wille-2005, Jason Hughes-2006, Kelly Shryock-2007, (Race switched to $5,000-to-win/$1,000-to-Start in 2008) Jeremy Payne-2008, Terry Phillips-2009, Dustin Boney-2010, Kelly Shryock-2011, Zack VanderBeek-2014, and Jim Moody-2015. The track was not in operations during 2012/2013 and last year’s version was canceled due to weather.

One of the most exciting things about the weekend is to see who decides to show up and run for the big bucks. This year’s racing at CMS has been some of the best the track has produced for the fans and it is hard to predict a definitive winner. In the past, touring drivers have stopped in on CMS and took the checkers but most recently, Jim Moody flew the checkers for the “local guy” by claiming his biggest-ever victory in 2015.

Information for next weekend’s 12th Annual Tom Wilson Memorial BBQ Bowl, may be found on the CMS website at www.centralmissourispeedway.net. Everything you need to know for the weekend is conveniently located on the website, everything from start times, admissions info, race purses, race formats, program flow for the events and much more! Once you get to the website, click on the tab titled “Independence Day Weekend at CMS!” The CMS Party Barn comes to life after the races on Saturday for a night of fun and entertainment as party-goers have a chance to sing, dance, and hang out enjoying the sounds of Karaoke and DJ Music by Char.

On Saturday and Sunday, pit gates open at 4:30, grandstands at 5, driver pill draw closes at 6:15. Warning: late drivers will not be awarded passing points. The pit meeting takes place at 6:30, hot laps roll out at 7:00 and racing begins at 7:30. Special Events pricing will be in effect both nights. General admission adults $15, Military w/I.D. and Seniors 65 to 74 $12, kids ages six to twelve $5, five years and under are free, seniors 75 and older are also free. Seniors 80 and older may receive free pit admission courtesy of promoter Earl Walls, who recently celebrated his own 80th birthday in 2017! Pit passes for anyone entering the pits on either night are $35 each. There will be no private vehicles allowed in the pits throughout the weekend, only race cars and haulers are permitted.

Although it seems too early to think about fall racing, October will be here before a blink of an eye and this year CMS has one additional huge event planned for Friday, October 20th and Saturday, October 21st for the first annual ‘Triple SSS at CMS’ Street Stock Showdown. Drivers will gun for a $5,000 payday on the hollowed grounds of CMS over this two-day event. USRA B-Mods are also part of the program each night. You can find all you need to know for the Triple SSS weekend on the CMS website under the heading of Street Stock Showdown Headquarters at www.centralmissourispeedway.net.

Keep up with CMS on Twitter @CMSgoing_green. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pages/Central-Missouri-Speedway. Join our email group by emailing info@centralmissourispeedway.net. Find CMS on YouTube at CMS Going Green! Keep up with CMS news and information by pointing your browser to www.centralmissourispeedway.net. The Website includes standings, results, schedule, news, and much more!

CMS wishes to thank its 2017 primary sponsors for their support including Cliff Harris Warrensburg Ford, Budweiser, KMZU 100.7 FM, Sunoco Race Fuels, Midwest Coatings, Better Country KIX 105.7, KSDL, and KSIS FM, Comfort Inn Warrensburg Station, KRLI FM 103.9 & KAOL 101.3 FM The Grenade, Pepsi, 610 Sports Radio Kansas City, College Town Apartments of Warrensburg, and Heartland Waste.

The list of 2017 business partners includes: Batliner Recycling, Kleinschmidt’s Western Store, OK Wheel Alignment, OK Tire Stores, Blue Springs Truck Line Inc., Brooks Auto LLC, Rick Darling Racing Engines/Head Porting, KMMO Radio, Sabre Solar LLC, KDKD Radio, LJS Graphics, Wilderness Ridge Tent & Canvas, DQ Grill & Chill of Warrensburg, Zaxby’s, Miller Lite, Victory Trophies & Plaques, Joslins Jewelry, Eickleberry Concrete & Construction, RockAuto.com, R & B Septic Services, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Wilderness Ridge Tent and Canvas, and Seeburg Mufflers. To join the CMS business partner team, call Susan Walls at (816) 229-1338. No calls after 8 p.m. please. For complete point standings visit www.centralmissourispeedway.net.

Jeremy Wonderling Becomes 1st to Repeat in Sweeney Tour for Rush Late Models with 1st Ever Win at Tri-City

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

(Franklin, PA)…The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance made its first visit of the season to Tri-City Raceway Park on Sunday for the rescheduled “Bill Emig Memorial” for both the RUSH Late Model Touring Series and the RUSH Sportsman Modified Bicknell Racing Products Touring Series.

Capturing wins were Jeremy Wonderling in the Late Models and Kyle Martell in the Sportsman Modifieds. The event was originally scheduled for Father’s Day, but was postponed a week due to thunderstorms. Sunday’s weather was fall-like with cool conditions and scattered showers, but the show was completed without any delay.
Jeremy Wonderling opened the Sweeney Late Model Touring Series with a thrilling victory at Stateline Speedway on May 20 by out-dueling standout Max Blair. On Sunday, Wonderling was the benefactor of a flat tire by Mike Pegher, Jr., who dominated the first half of the event, and went on for his second $2,000 Tour win of the season. The 30-lap victory was Wonderling’s first ever at Tri-City and first ever “Bill Emig Memorial” win.

“It was good to win, but Mike Pegher has us covered on that one,” stated the 37-year-old Wellsville, NY driver. “I see he had a flat tire and still finished second so I’m pretty sure he was the fastest one here, but I’ll take them however I can get them. I knew if I moved John (Waters) up a little into the loose stuff he’d spin his tires, but I can’t be too mean to him because I race him all the time and we’re good friends. I had a softer tire than everyone so I was just trying to stay on the bottom. When Mike got by me I was just trying to maintain then I saw him pull off and thought ‘I need to make the best of this while he’s gone’. I didn’t know
Bill (Emig), but obviously he was a pretty good part of the sport with Vicki. Winning a prestigious event like this is pretty special.”

Pegher was able to shoot past Wonderling racing off turn two on the opening lap for the lead. By lap three, Pegher began to pull away from the field, but his lead was erased when Christian Schneider spun to bring out the caution. When racing resumed on lap four, Jason Knowles moved into the top five past Bruce Hordusky,
Jr. and brought J.J. Mazur with him in sixth. Hordusky would soon exit the event with a flat tire and was awarded the TBM Brakes “Tough Brake of the Night” recipient. Mazur then passed Knowles for the fifth spot on lap five. Pegher soon pulled away again from the pack and opened up a straightaway lead by lap 10. Pegher caught lapped traffic on lap 13 and made a great move splitting W.L. Stile and Schneider by going three-wide down the frontstretch on lap 14. Knowles slowed to bring out the caution running sixth with 14 laps scored. Under caution, Pegher exited the event with a flat tire handing the lead to Wonderling with Bryce Davis, John Waters, and Mazur moving into the top four spots.

Back under green, Wonderling took off in the lead, while Davis got by Waters for second. It didn’t take Pegher long to fly back through the field as he already was up to fourth on lap 16 when he got by Mazur. Pegher got the caution he needed when Tony White spun with 23 laps recorded.

The final seven laps went caution-free. Pegher got under Davis to take third on the restart and caught Waters on lap 26. The two were side-by-side in turn four on lap 27, and made contact with Pegher getting by for second. By now Wonderling had too much of a lead and would hold off Pegher to win by 1.864 seconds in his
Terry Prince Contracting/Close Racing Supply/Mesler Trucking-sponsored #3J. Pegher earned $1,000 for his runner-up finish in Brian Swank’s #RJ1, and was awarded the Maxima Racing Oil “Maximum Performance award for his efforts all night long.

“Those guys gave me a really good car tonight,” expressed Pegher. “It’s disappointing that we gave it away with a flat tire, but those guys work just as hard as anyone else. It was still good to come up and finish second in the end. Vicki (Emig) has done so much work over the years. I have to give her a round of applause and everything she does for this sport. It means a lot to us racers. We do appreciate it. Obviously I didn’t get a chance to meet her dad, but I’m sure he was a pretty good dude.”

Waters beat out Davis for third. Mazur, who is in his first year on the Tour, recorded his best finish in fifth. Jamie Wrightsman’s sixth place was his best effort since a fifth at Expo Speedway on July 15, 2015. Michael Duritsky, Jr., who has five Sweeney Weekly Series wins this season at Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex, made his first Sweeney Tour start of the season and finished seventh after starting 12th. He received a $100 Precise Racing Products gift card for being the “Pedal Down” Hard Charger.

Brian Knowles was eighth. Kyle Lukon and Schneider also made their first Tour starts of the season and were ninth and 10th. W.L. Stile made his season debut and finished 12th as the final car on the lead lap and received a $25 CrateInsider.com gift certificate.

Davis set fast time for the first time this season in FK Rod Ends “Shock the Clock” Qualifying to earn $100. Pegher and Waters picked up an extra $25 for winning FK Rod Ends heat race. Wonderling won the K&N “Cold Air Induction” Dash to earn the feature pole and received $100 cash in memory of John Buzzard, who was a former
driver for Bill Emig. Pegher received a $100 K&N certificate for second, while Davis earned a $50 K&N certificate for third, and Waters $25 cash for fourth.

Kyle Martell led wire-to-wire to win the 20-lap, $600 to-win RUSH Sportsman Modified feature for his first career Tri-City win. For Martell, it was his second Bicknell Racing Products Touring Series win in as many races repeating his $800 winning performance in the season opening event on June 9 at Thunder Mountain Speedway. After leading that event early on, Martell slipped to third then inherited the win after Brian Schaffer and Rocky Kugel tangled battling for the win just before the rains came and ended the race three laps early.

“This one feels a lot better,” stated the 17-year-old Rootstown, Ohio winner after asked about the victory compared to how he won the Thunder Mountain race. “It’s a bigger race, and it’s always good to win a memorial race. It’s probably one of the most important races of the year so this feels amazing. My car was good
tonight and was setup perfect to get through the bumps. I knew if I messed up once I was going to lose it so I focused on hitting my marks and line every lap. I had to be constant, consistent, and perfect.”

The race got off to a rough start when seven cars tangled on the opening lap in turn one. After that, the race went caution-free. Martell took off in the lead over Chelsie Kriegisch and Rocky Kugel, who passed Josh Deems for third. Kugel caught Kriegisch on lap three and looked like he was about to overtake her, but Kriegisch held on. Kriegisch then closed in on Martell on lap six. After fading slightly, Kugel was able to make up ground and made it a three-car race for the lead on lap 12.

Kriegisch and Kugel stayed right on Martell, but Martell didn’t make any mistakes as he raced on to the victory by 0.940 of a second in his father Tim Martell-owned, Sarchione Chevrolet/Sarchione Ford/Northern Buckeye Lawn & Landscape-sponsored #8. For her all around performance all night including her feature runner-up, Kriegisch
was selected as the Maxima Racing Oil “Maximum Performance” award winner. Kugel was named the Sherwood Wheels “Man of Steel” due to getting his car back together after a scary flip at Thunder Mountain and rebounded to finish third on Sunday.

Eighth starting Nick Ritchey got by Brian Schaffer on lap 13 to finish fourth. Chas Wolbert came from ninth to complete the top five. Rounding out the top 10 were Deems, Anthony Gillespie, Schaffer, Brandon Ritchey, and Jessica Kriegisch. Gillespie was the Precise Racing Products “Pedal Down” Hard Charger after starting 12th and earned a $100 gift card. Josh Seippel was the final car on the lead lap and received a $25 CrateInsider.com gift certificate. Steve Slater, who got caught up in the opening lap accident, was selected at the TBM Brakes “Tough Brake of the Night”.

Chelsie Kriegisch, Kugel, and Martell won the heat races over the 26-car field. Kole Holden won the last chance B main. Slater won the K&N “Cold Air Induction” Dash for a $100 certificate. Shayne Izzo was second and received a $50 K&N certificate. Gillespie and Brandon Ritchey earned an extra $25 cash for finishing third and fourth.

It’ll be a busy upcoming weekend for both Series. Friday (June 30) at Lernerville Speedway will be a doubleheader with a $2,000 to-win Sweeney “Marquee” Tour event for the Late Models and a $600 to-win Bicknell Tour for the Sportsman Modifieds. Saturday (July 1) at Sharon Speedway is the rescheduled “Manufacturers Night”
presented by MSD Performance for the Sportsman Mods plus a $600 to-win Bicknell Tour event. Then on Sunday (July 2) at Old Bradford Speedway will be a $3,000 to-win Sweeney “Marquee” Tour event for the Late Models. Race time is 7:30 p.m. Friday, 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, and 6:00 p.m. on Sunday.

E-mail can be sent to the RUSH Racing Series at info@rushracingseries.com and snail mail to 4368 Route 422, Pulaski, PA 16143. Office phone is 724-964-9300 and fax is 724-964-0604. The RUSH Racing Series website is www.rushracingseries.com. Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/rushlatemodels and follow us on Twitter @RUSHLM.