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Sanders in seventh heaven at Silver Dollar Nationals

July 27th, 2016

GREENWOOD, Neb.– As he had been in the last six main events at I-80 Speedways Silver Dollar Nationals, Rodney Sanders was the hottest driver on the track Saturday night. But after two nights of racing in 100-degree weather, the 26-year-old native of Happy, Texas, couldnt afford to be too hot.

Nevertheless, he had to contend with his teammate and girlfriends father, Jason Krohn, from start to finish.
“There wasn’t much choice,” Sanders said after winning the feature his seventh straight in the sixth running of the crown jewel event for the United States Modified Touring Series. “I thought I might burn up my engine if I ran high on the track, but he was low and I had to find something to get in front and stay in front.”

Sanders, the 2013 and 2014 USMTS national champion, led all but one of the 42 laps, but despite his pole start was never able to rest with Krohn breathing down his neck. After winning the ten-lap dash earlier in the evening, Krohn drew the number two chip which put him on the outside of Sanders on the front row.

Sanders got the jump to take control at the start of the race, but Krohn showed him the nose of his machine dozens of times. Krohn, who captured his first and only USMTS national championship crown in 2007 to end Kelly Shryocks streak of eight consecutive titles, made his move with nine laps to go and slid up in front of Sanders to lead lap 33.

A restart on the next lap saw Sanders zip around the outside of Krohn to retake the lead. Krohn stayed glued to Sanders rear bumper but never found a way to regain the top spot as The Rocket sped to his seventh USMTS victory of the season and 71st of his career.

“This is my favorite track, and I love to race here,” said Sanders, who collected $5,000 for his efforts. Krohn crossed the finish line in second in his first start in 2016 with the USMTS Caseys Cup powered by S&S Fishing & Rental.

Cade Dillard held off Jason Hughes for the third position with Johnny Scott charging from 14th on the grid to round out the top five, followed by Terry Phillips, Matt Dotson, Zack VanderBeek, Jeremy Rasmussen and Daniel Hilsabeck. Following the event, track co-owner Joe Kosiski announced that next years 7th Annual Silver Dollar Nationals will award $10,000 to the winner of the USMTS main event.

With his finish Saturday night, Hughes wrapped up his second USMTS regional title of the season. Behind Hughes in the final MSD Central Region points, Dillard climbed into second ahead of Jesse Sobbing, who blew an engine just 13 laps into Saturdays finale.

Dereck Ramirez, Hilsabeck, Mike Jergens, Sanders, Scott, Joe Duvall and Tanner Mullens, VanderBeek, Cody Bauman, Brock Bauman, Stormy Scott and Ryan Gustin filled out the remainder of the top 15 in final points and assured themselves a place in this years Hunt for the USMTS Caseys Cup powered by S&S Fishing & Rental. The RealTruck.com Northern Region will wrap up June 29-30 with racing on Friday at the Chateau Raceway in Lansing, Minn., and Saturday at the Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn. The Hunt begins Aug. 4 at the Valley Speedway in Grain Valley, Mo., with a $25,000 awaiting the 2016 USMTS national champion.

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit www.usmts.com online or call 515-832-7944. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usmts, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/usmts and Instagram at www.instagram.com/usmts or subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usmtstv.

Davenport Claims First-Career Silver Dollar Nationals Victory

July 25th, 2016

GREENWOOD, NE – The defending Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series National Champion, Jonathan Davenport returned to Victory Lane on Saturday night, pocketing $40,000 for his efforts. Davenport took the lead from Chris Simpson on lap 13 and lead the rest of the way to win the sixth edition of the Silver Dollar Nationals at I-80 Speedway.

In a race that saw three different leaders in the first 13 laps, Davenport charged from the seventh starting spot to take the point from Simpson. He averted several charges from other competitors throughout the remainder of the race to take home his first LOLMDS win since the Cowboy Classic at Lucas Oil Speedway on May 26th. “The car was just super tonight, we have worked so hard to get back here to victory lane, we have had brake issues, and all kinds of things that didn’t happen last year. So it feels good to get a win here tongiht. It’s a great race track and the fans get to see a great race every time we come here,” said Davenport in Lucas Oil Victory Lane.

Davenport’s winning K&L Rumley Enterprises/Longhorn Chassis is sponsored by: Baird Transport, Elite Concrete, Mega Plumbing of the Carolinas, JRi Shocks, National Transportation, FK Rod End, Midwest Sheet Metal and Bryson Motorsports. Hall-of-Famer, Billy Moyer in likely his final start at I-80 Speedway finished in second. Davenport and Moyer had a two-lap shootout to the finish, after third-place running Jesse Stovall blew a tire bringing out the final caution of the event. Brandon Sheppard charged from the 25th starting spot to finish third in his Best Performance Motorsports/Rocket Chassis. Tim McCreadie finished fourth, while Earl Pearson Jr. drove by Shannon Babb on the final lap to take fifth.

Jared Landers, the polesitter for the 80-lap main event, jumped to the lead at the onset. Chris Simpson, who started alongside Landers on the front row, used the low-line on the track to overtake Landers for the lead on lap ten. Simpson, who had to switch to a backup car for the main event, held the point until Davenport took over on lap 13. A torrid battle amongst Davenport, Simpson, Moyer and Dennis Erb Jr. then ensued. Moyer climbed to second on lap 34 and stayed there until Erb got around him on lap 43.

Erb then had Sheppard join him as they tracked down Davenport for the top spot. Sheppard, using the high side, passed Erb for second on lap 57. However, Erb would battle back to regain the runner-up position from Sheppard shortly after. Erb suffered a flat tire on lap 66, ending his hopes for a victory. Moyer, in his All-Makes Collision/McCarthy’s One Hour Heating and Cooling, self-designed chassis wasn’t able to muster enough momentum in the final two circuits to overtake Davenport. “I knew I would have a tough time getting by him. I was just hanging on there at the end. I figured I would get passed there by some cars, but fortunately we stayed in second. Thanks to Joe Kosiski and everybody here. We really hadn’t run that much here in the past, but they have done a great job with this facility.” Completing the top ten were Shannon Babb, Scott Bloomquist, Dave Eckrich, Jared Landers and Don O’Neal.

In preliminary action, RC Whitwell, Jesse Stovall, Chris Simpson, Jared Landers, Terry Phillips, Jimmy Owens won their respective first round heat races. Shannon Babb, Shane Clanton, Tim McCreadie, Billy Moyer, Brandon Sheppard won their respective second round heat races. Darrell Lanigan and Tyler Erb won their respective B-Mains. Brantlee Gotschall won the Non-Qualifiers Race.

Hughes, Sanders shine brightest on opening night of 6th Annual Silver Dollar Nationals

July 24th, 2016

GREENWOOD, Neb — Jason Hughes and Rodney Sanders have combined for more than 200 career United States Modified Touring Series feature wins and own four of the last six USMTS national titles.

Friday night at the I-80 Speedway, the two dirt Modified stars found a way to shine brightest again among 44 entries at the 6th Annual Silver Dollar Nationals.

Utilizing the same qualifying format as the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series this year, each driver competed in two heat races Friday night to lock in a dozen drivers to Saturday nights $5,000-to-win main event.

Hughes drew first blood with a win in the first heat of the night while Sanders propelled himself from a tenth starting slot to second by the end of his ten-lap qualifying effort.

Sanders handily won his second heat race while Mike Densberger, Austin Siebert, Cade Dillard, Johnny Scott, Jacob Bleess and Randy Timms also found the winners circle in their heat races.

2007 USMTS national champ Jason Krohn didnt win either of his heat races, put a pair of runner-up finishes from the sixth starting spot landed him a spot next to Sanders on the front row of Saturdays Dash race.

Shortly after midnight, 16 drivers also battled in the first-ever Cubbys Chase a 25-lap Australian Pursuit-style race that eliminated the bottom four cars at the end of each of the first eight-lap segments.

Despite starting eighth on the grid in a top-to-bottom talent-stacked contest, Hughes worked his way to the front and led the final ten laps to secure the $1,000 winners check.

Polesitter Johnny Scott, Dillard, Sanders and 14-starting Masen Big Eagle completed the top five.

Hughes has tasted success at the I-80 Speedway before, winning a USMTS Hunt race in 2013 and topping the first night of the 2nd Annual Silver Dollar Nationals in 2012.

But Sanders is a special kind of beast when the big money is on the line at the Kosiski familys 4/10-mile speedplant, winning the last six feature races at the Silver Dollar Nationals and currently in the drivers seat to notch another one Saturday night.

The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will co-sanction the $40,000-to-win late model event with the Lucas Oil MLRA to cap off Saturday nights marquee event with an 80-lap affair following the 42-lap, $5,000-to-win USMTS finale.

The first green flag waves at 8 p.m.

With 18 drives already punching their ticket to the big dance, six more will advance from Last Chance races with two provisionals awarded to the top two drivers in MSD Central Region points.

This will be the final event in MSD Central Region presented by Day Motor Sports. The top 15 in final regional points along with any other drivers with perfect attendance in the region will punch their ticket to compete for the USMTS National Championship in the Hunt for the USMTS Caseys Cup powered by S&S Fishing & Rental.

Hughes can clinch the title by finishing 16th of better in Saturdays main event.

Jesse Sobbing the only driver with a mathematical chance of dethroning Hughes sits 59 markers back. Dillard is third, followed by Dereck Ramirez and Daniel Hilsabeck.

For race fans unable to make it to the I-80 Speedway in person, all the action will be carried live via pay-per-view at www.DirtonDirt.com.

The I-80 Speedway is located one block north of Interstate 80 Exit 420, halfway between Omaha and Lincoln. The Physical Address is 13909 – 238th Street, Greenwood, NE. For more information, visit www.i-80speedway.com or call (402)-342-3453. You can also follow I-80 Speedway on Facebook and Twitter.

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit www.usmts.com online or call 515-832-7944. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usmts, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/usmts and Instagram at www.instagram.com/usmts or subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usmtstv.

Landers Sweeps Silver Dollar Nationals Preliminaries

July 24th, 2016

Greenwood, Nebraska – Jared Landers and Chris Simpson will start on the front row of Saturday night’s 6th Annual Silver Dollar Nationals at I-80 Speedway.

Landers was the only driver amongst the 57 entrants to win two heat races in Friday night’s preliminary events. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and Lucas Oil MLRA sanctioned event will pay $40,000 to win the main event on Saturday evening. RC Whitwell, Jesse Stovall, Chris Simpson, Jared Landers, Terry Phillips, Jimmy Owens won their respective first round heat races.

Whitwell, the former Crew Chief for Earl Pearson Jr. marched away in his heat race for an easy victory over his mentor. In heat two of round one, the current Lucas Oil MLRA point leader, Jesse Stovall started on the pole and led every lap for the win. Heat three in round one saw Chris Simpson come from the third starting
spot to grab an impressive victory by more than a half a lap. Jared Landers captured the first of his two heat race victories by taking heat four in round one. Landers, like Simpson, came from third for the victory. In one of the most exciting heat races of the evening, defending Lucas Oil MLRA Champion Terry Phillips held off current LOLMDS point leader Scott Bloomquist for the win in heat five of round one. In the sixth and final heat of round one, Jimmy Owens held off a hard-charging Shane Clanton for the win.

Shannon Babb, Shane Clanton, Tim McCreadie, Billy Moyer, Brandon Sheppard won their respective second round heat races. Babb, in his first-career appearance at I-80 Speedway, captured heat race number one in round two. Another I-80 Speedway first-timer Shane Clanton was the winner of heat two. Tim McCreadie in only his second-ever start at I-80 Speedway, came home the winner in heat number three of round two.

Hall of Fame driver Billy Moyer came from third to win heat number four. Brandon Sheppard, who did not finish his heat in round one due to mechanical issues, stormed to the victory in heart number five. The twelfth and final heat of the night went to Jared Landers, who came from seventh to win and earn the pole position for Saturday night’s finale.

On Saturday, the Pit Gates will open at 3:00pm, followed by General Admission opening at 4:00pm. B-Mains for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will begin at 7:30pm.

Sanders looks to extend Silver Dollar Nationals domination

July 22nd, 2016

GREENWOOD, Neb. — The I-80 Speedway is a favorite palace of speed for hundreds of dirt track racers, but perhaps no driver is fonder of the Eastern Nebraska dirt oval like Rodney Sanders of Happy, Texas.

This weekend at the 6th Annual Silver Dollar Nationals, the two-time USMTS national champ will be looking for his seventh straight feature win at the bucket-list event.

It doesn’t seem to matter where Sanders starts in a Silver Dollar Nationals main event. Last year he started on the pole Friday and drove away from the field. On Saturday, however, he started 13th but, nevertheless, had the lead in 15 laps and drove away from the field again.

In 2014, he started eighth on Friday and won and 12th on Saturday and won. He also swept both ends of the race in 2013.

This year will be different, however, as the USMTS Modifieds will utilize the same qualifying format as the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series with two rounds of heat races Friday and a $5,000-to-win feature on Saturday.

But the question still remains: Can anybody stop The Sandman at the Silver Dollar Nationals?

The most likely contender is defending USMTS national champ Jason Hughes of Watts, Okla. Ranked second behind Kelly Shryock on the series all-time win list, the current MSD Central Region points leader will look to end Sanders streak and notch his 144th career win in the process.

Hughes has tasted success at the I-80 Speedway before, winning a USMTS Hunt race in 2013 and topping the first night of the 2nd Annual Silver Dollar Nationals in 2012. Terry Phillips went on to win Saturdays race.

Other past USMTS winners at the Greenwood, Neb., facility include Shryock and Jeremy Payne, who took the checkers in the inaugural Silver Dollar Nationals. Tommy Myer won here in the first-ever USMTS race on June 7, 2005.

The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will co-sanction the $40,000-to-win late model event with the Lucas Oil MLRA while the modified portion of the show is sanctioned by the United States Model Touring Series (USMTS) and pays $5,000 to Saturdays winnerat the 6th Annual Silver Dollar Nationals.

Things kick off on Thursday, July 21, with the Bobby Parker Memorial for the Nebraska 360 Sprint Car Series plus the MalvernBank.com SLMR Series and B-Mods. This night will also be open practice for the Lucas Oil Late Models and USMTS Modifieds. Tickets are just $15 and racing starts at 7:15 p.m.

Then on Friday, July 22, its qualifying time for both the Lucas Oil Late Models and USMTS Modifieds with double qualifying heats, dashes and the USMTS “Chase” Race. USMTS drivers will run two heat races from two different starting spots with the top 10 qualifiers running a 10-lap Dash on Saturday.

The USMTS Chase will feature 13 series competitors and three I-80 Speedway regulars. USMTS drivers include two-time USMTS national champs Jason Hughes and Rodney Sanders, Jesse Sobbing, Cade Dillard, Stormy Scott, Dereck Ramirez, Zack VanderBeek, Joe Duvall, Cory Crapser, Jacob Bleess, Brock Bauman, Daniel Hilsabeck and Mike Jergens. As the top three in current track points, Jared Hoefelman, Clint Homan and Justin Gregg will look to defend their home turf.

The “Chase” will be 24 laps with three 8-lap segments. The USMTS Chase will pay $1,000 to win and every driver in the race (lined up by draw) will be guaranteed at least $200. Action kicks off at 7:30 Friday. Grandstand admission is $32.

Finally, on Saturday, July 23, the big money goes on the line with the USMTS Caseys Cup powered by S&S Fishing & Rental drivers racing for $5,000 to win and the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series going for $40,000 to win their 80-lap finale. The USMTS Dash winner will earn $800 and will draw a pill of either 1 or 10 to set the starting line-up for the 40-lap, $5,000-to-win, $500-to-start main event. Saturdays action starts at 7:30 p.m. Grandstand admission is $35.

Two provisionals will be awarded on Saturday to the top two drivers in MSD Central Region points that fail to qualify for Saturdays A Main. Driver must have perfect attendance in the MSD Central Region to be eligible.

The USMTS early entry is $140 for licensed drivers, $150 for non-licensed drivers. Entry fee is $200 for all drivers on race day.

DASH PAYOUT: 1. $800, 2. $600, 3. $500, 4. $400, 5. $300, 6. $250, 7. $200, 8-10. $150. CHASE PAYOUT: 1. $1000, 2. $700, 3. $600, 4. $500, 5. $450, 6. $400, 7. $350, 8. $300, 9-12. $250, 13-16. $200.
“A” MAIN PAYOUT: 1. $5000, 2. $3000, 3. $2000, 4. $1600, 5. $1350, 6. $1200, 7. $1000, 8. $900, 9. $800, 10. $775, 11. $750, 12. $725, 13. $700, 14. $675, 15. $650, 16. $625, 17. $600, 18. $575, 19. $550, 20-24. $500.

This will be the final event in MSD Central Region presented by Day Motor Sports. The top 15 in final regional points along with any other drivers with perfect attendance in the region will punch their ticket to compete for the USMTS National Championship in the Hunt for the USMTS Caseys Cup powered by S&S Fishing & Rental.

The I-80 Speedway is located one block north of Interstate 80 Exit 420, halfway between Omaha and Lincoln. The Physical Address is 13909 – 238th Street, Greenwood, NE. For more information, visit www.i-80speedway.com or call (402)-342-3453. You can also follow I-80 Speedway on Facebook and Twitter.

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit www.usmts.com online or call 515-832-7944. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usmts, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/usmts and Instagram at www.instagram.com/usmts or subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usmtstv.

USMTS drivers revealed for Silver Dollar Nationals Chase race

July 21st, 2016

GREENWOOD, Neb.– The biggest race in the history of the State of Nebraska is coming to the I-80 Speedway this Thursday-Saturday, July 21-23, with the Best of the Best in both dirt late model and modified racing in North America.

The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will co-sanction the $40,000-to-win late model event with the Lucas Oil MLRA while the modified portion of the show is sanctioned by the United States Model Touring Series (USMTS) and pays $5,000 to Saturdays winner.

Things kick off on Thursday, July 21, with the Bobby Parker Memorial for the Nebraska 360 Sprint Car Series plus the MalvernBank.com SLMR Series and B-Mods. This night will also be open practice for the Lucas Oil Late Models and USMTS Modifieds. Tickets are just $15 and racing starts at 7:15 p.m.

Then on Friday, July 22, its qualifying time for both the Lucas Oil Late Models and USMTS Modifieds with double qualifying heats, dashes and the USMTS Chase Race.

USMTS drivers will run two heat races from two different starting spots with the top 10 qualifiers running a 10-lap Dash that will pay $800 to win and $150 to start. The Dash winner will draw a pill from 1 to 10 to set the starting line-up for the 40-lap, $5,000-to-win, $500-to-start main event on Saturday.

The inaugural USMTS Chase will feature thirteen series competitors and three I-80 Speedway regulars. USMTS drivers include two-time USMTS national champs Jason Hughes and Rodney Sanders, Jesse Sobbing, Cade Dillard, Stormy Scott, Dereck Ramirez, Zack VanderBeek, Joe Duvall, Cory Crapser, Jacob Bleess, Brock Bauman, Daniel Hilsabeck and Mike Jergens. As the top three in current track points, Jared Hoefelman, Clint Homan and Justin Gregg will look to defend their home turf.

This race will be 24 laps with four cars being eliminated every six laps. The USMTS Chase will pay $1,000 to win and every driver in the race (lined up by draw) will be guaranteed at least $200. Action kicks off at 7:30 Friday. Grandstand admission is $32.

Finally, on Saturday, July 23, the big money goes on the line with the USMTS Caseys Cup powered by S&S Fishing & Rental drivers racing for $5,000 to win and the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series going for $40,000 to win their 80-lap finale. Saturdays action starts at 7:30 p.m. Grandstand admission is $35.

Two provisionals will be awarded on Saturday to the top two drivers in MSD Central Region points that fail to qualify for Saturdays A Main. Driver must have perfect attendance in the MSD Central Region to be eligible.

The USMTS early entry is $140 for licensed drivers, $150 for non-licensed drivers or $200 for all drivers on race day. Must be received prior to race date for early price.

DASH: 1. $800, 2. $600, 3. $500, 4. $400, 5. $300, 6. $250, 7. $200, 8-10. $150.

CHASE: 1. $1000, 2. $700, 3. $600, 4. $500, 5. $450, 6. $400, 7. $350, 8. $300, 9-12. $250, 13-16. $200.

“A” MAIN: 1. $5000, 2. $3000, 3. $2000, 4. $1600, 5. $1350, 6. $1200, 7. $1000, 8. $900, 9. $800, 10. $775, 11. $750, 12. $725, 13. $700, 14. $675, 15. $650, 16. $625, 17. $600, 18. $575, 19. $550, 20-24. $500.

This will be the final event in MSD Central Region presented by Day Motor Sports. The top 15 in final regional points along with any other drivers with perfect attendance in the region will punch their ticket to compete for the USMTS National Championship in the Hunt for the USMTS Caseys Cup powered by S&S Fishing & Rental.

The I-80 Speedway is located one block north of Interstate 80 Exit 420, halfway between Omaha and Lincoln. The Physical Address is 13909 – 238th Street, Greenwood, NE. For more information, visit www.i-80speedway.com or call (402)-342-3453. You can also follow I-80 Speedway on Facebook and Twitter.

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit www.usmts.com online or call 515-832-7944. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usmts, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/usmts and Instagram at www.instagram.com/usmts or subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usmtstv.

Deatherage Opticians Oakley souvenir trailer at Silver Dollar Nationals

July 19th, 2016

WICHITA FALLS, Texas– Fans and drivers attending the 6th Annual Silver Dollar Nationals will be made in the shade with special discounts and dozens of styles of sunglasses from Deatherage Opticians.

Set for next Friday and Saturday at the I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., USMTS competitors will be shooting for a $5,000 top prize but every competitor can take advantage of the Oakley souvenir trailer for any driver wanting to redeem certificates or get a discount on shades.

The Official Sunglasses of the United States Modified Touring Series, Deatherage Opticians is based in Wichita Falls, Texas, and was founded by dirt track racing great Terry Deatherage in the late 1980s.

The company is now owned and operated by his son, Greg Deatherage.

Deatherage Opticians carries a massive amount of different sunglass companies, which include Oakley, Maui Jim, Ray Ban, Costa Del Mar and many other top-end shades.

Not only do they carry shades, they also carry Oakley Racing Equipment, along with apparel, watches and many more products.

For additional, check out Deatherage Opticians online at www.deatherageopticians.com and like them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/deatherageoptical. Deatherage Opticians is located at 2916 Garnett in Wichita Falls, Texas.

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit www.usmts.com online or call 515-832-7944. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usmts, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/usmts and Instagram at www.instagram.com/usmts or subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usmtstv.

I-80 and Adams County weekend up next

June 23rd, 2016

Wheatland, Missouri – Following a one week hiatus, the Lucas Oil MLRA is racing again this weekend in a pair of long standing shows on the schedule. Friday evening action originates from the I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska and the 15th Annual Alphabet Soup race. Saturday moves east to Iowa and the 2nd Annual Ray Houck Liberty 50 from Adams County Speedway in Corning.

The Alphabet Soup race pays $3,000 to win and marks the first visit of the season by the Lucas Oil MLRA. The early April weekend was wiped out due to poor weather. This will be the only visit by the MLRA prior to the 6th Annual $40,000 to win Silver Dollar Nationals in late July. Kyle Berck won this race last season.

The Ray Houck Liberty 50, Saturday, has $5,000 up for grabs. The 50 lap feature was a good one last season. Jesse Stovall held off a stellar field for his second win at the half-mile oval. Among changes at the speedway, longtime Late Model promoter Jim Wilson has taken over the promotional duties for the Adams County fair board this season.

11 races into the season and Jesse Stovall has taken over the top spot in the standings, with a good weekend last time out, including his first series win of the year at Southern Iowa Speedway. Terry Phillips and Tony Jackson Jr. are sitting second and third. Dave Eckrich and Jason Papich complete the top five. Tony Jackson Jr., has been extremely consistent thus far in holding down third currently. An off season move to Longhorn Chassis has netted him three wins so far, though his best Lucas Oil MLRA finish is third.

“With Darrell Lanigan doing the Bowyer deal this year, I felt like we needed to do something different, plus there are an awful lot of those cars racing currently,” said Jackson. “Our good nights have been real good, and our bad nights have been real bad. Honestly this car is probably a little better suited to run on soft tires, but we are making progress and getting more consistent. I have always liked Randy Weaver and all the guys on his team, so I just thought it’s where we should be.” In Jackson’s 2013 championship season he won the Liberty 50 and knocked down his best I-80 Speedway finish, running second to Jimmy Owens in the 3rd Annual Silver Dollar Nationals. “The win at Corning provided us a good deal of momentum,” commented Jackson. “We took the point lead following that race and never gave it back.

Then we went to I-80 a few weeks later and were lucky enough to make the feature through the heats. I remember the first half of the race we weren’t really very good, then all of the sudden we started moving forward. We even got around Jimmy Owens once and took the lead for a little bit. Those are some of my favorite memories from those tracks and we’re ready to get back to both places this weekend.”
I-80 Speedway Information 6/24/16
Gates: 5:30 PM
Racing: Hot Laps 6:45 PM, Racing to follow
Admission: Adults $12, Juniors (6-12) $5, Kids (5 and Under) FREE, Pit Pass $30
Support Classes: B-Mods, Late Models, Stock Cars, Compacts
Website: I-80 Speedway.com
Adams County Speedway Information 6/25/16
Gates: 5:00 PM
Racing: Hot Laps 6:30 PM, Racing 7:00 PM
Admission: Adults $20, Students (7th-12th Grade) $10, Students (6th Grade and Under)
FREE, Pit Pass $30
Support Classes: Modifieds, B-Mods, Pro-Stocks, Hobby Stocks, Compacts
Website: ACSpeedway.com
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GO 50 at I-80 Speedway Goes

May 20th, 2016

WAYCROSS, GA – The stars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will make their first of two visits to I-80 Speedway on Tuesday, May 24th. The nation’s elite dirt late model teams will tackle the high banks of the Greenwood, NE oval during the inaugural running of the GO 50.

It is customary for I-80 Speedway to provide some of the nation’s most thrilling, door-to-door racing action lap after lap. The event will feature a complete program of: Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, and B-Mains, highlighted by a 50-lap, $10,000-to-win main event. The A-Mods will also be in action on Tuesday, May 24th, competing for $1,000-to-win.

I-80 Speedway is located at Exit 420 off I-80, just a short drive from Omaha, NE. To purchase advanced tickets and find more information, visit: www.i-80speedway.com.

Rodney Sanders Sweeps Silver Dollar Nationals; Busy Week on Tap

July 23rd, 2015

Happy, Texas – Rodney Sanders continued his domination at I-80 Speedway in his #20 Swan Energy/MB Customs Open Wheel Modified over the weekend by sweeping the 5th Annual Silver Dollar Nationals.

On Friday night Rodney Sanders headed to I-80 Speedway (Greenwood, Nebraska), pulling double duty in both his Open Wheel Modified and Super Late Model during the 5th Annual Silver Dollar Nationals.

With Friday night’s show featuring double heat races for the Lucas Oil Late Dirt Late Model Series (LOLMDS), Rodney landed a pair of top five finishes. With the starting line-up in Saturday’s feature event determined by passing points, Sanders logged a 3rd and 4th place finish in the two rounds of heat action. His performances locked him into the 15th starting spot for Saturday night’s finale.

Advancing four spots in his heat from 7th to 3rd, Rodney capitalized on his pole position starting spot for the 35-lap feature event with the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) on Friday evening. With twenty-four entries battling for the $3,000 payday, Sanders held his starting spot throughout the event to record the victory with Jason Hughes, Jeremy Payne, Terry Phillips, and Dereck Ramirez rounding out the top five.

Starting in the 15th position on the grid for Saturday night’s $32,000-to-win, Silver Dollar Nationals finale with the LOLMDS, Rodney looked to charge through the field. With 80 laps set on the scoreboard, Sanders experienced mechanical issues early in the feature as smoke began billowing from underneath the hood of his mount. As a result, he would be forced to retire from the event.

Switching over to his Modified, Rodney Sanders edged his way into the feature event on Saturday evening with a 5th place outing in his heat. Starting in 13th for the 35-lap Casey’s General Stores A-Main, Rodney wheeled his way to the front by lap 15, cruising to his 17th win of the season. Capturing another $3,000 payday, Sanders ousted Jason Hughes, Jesse Sobbing, Terry Phillips, and Brian Green.

“Even though we had bad luck in the Super Late Model, we had another fantastic weekend overall,” noted Sanders. “I definitely love getting to race at I-80 Speedway, and it’s been really good to me over the past several years.”

Rodney is currently leading the USMTS Standings. For more results from these events, please visit www.USMTS.com and www.LucasDirt.com

Sanders now sets his sights on a very lucrative week of racing with the USMTS tour. Action begins on Tuesday night with a $3,000-to-win affair at Rapid Speedway (Rock Rapids, Iowa). From there the attention shifts to the 5th Annual World Modified Dirt Track Championship, which will be held Thursday through Saturday, July 23rd-25th. The event culminates with a $20,000-to-win/$1,500-to-start finale on Saturday evening. Rodney is the defending champion of the event. For more information on the event, please visit www.USMTS.com.

Rodney Sanders would like to thank all of his sponsors including Swan Energy, Kimrad Transport, S&S Fishing and Rental, Special Care, Outreachers Sustainable Solutions, Swan Racing, Geddes Race Engines, MB Customs, Alaron Energy, B&L Satellite Rental, STSI, Integra Shocks, Keyser Manufacturing, C&R Radiators, Eibach Springs, Charter Oak Production Company, Palmer Painting, Beyea Headers, Five Star Shop Service, McDonald Oil Field Services, KBC Graphics, D&G Contracting, FK Rod Ends, Fike’s Transmissions, Krohn Farms, Mars Race Cars, K&N Filters, Club 29 Race Cars, Real Racing Wheels, 87 Automotive, Wichita Tank Racing, Wehrs Machine, All-Star Performance, Wilwood Breaks, Driven Race Oils, CMD Race Shocks, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.

For more information on Rodney Sanders, please visit www.RodneySandersRacing.net.

Silver Dollar Nationals Friday Preliminary Recap

July 20th, 2015

GREENWOOD, NE – Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and Lucas Oil Midwest Latemodel Racing Association preliminary heats for Silver Dollar Nationals set an event record, with 60 cars entered for the Nebraska crown jewel event. Jonathan Davenport and Tad Pospisil will start on the front row of Saturday’s main event. There were two (2) rounds of six (6) heat races Friday night, with only LOLMDS point’s leader Jonathan Davenport able to win both his first and second round heats.

In the first heat of round one, Nebraskan, Tad Pospisil started off the night by coming from the 10th starting spot to take the win. The second heat went to Hall-of-Famer Billy Moyer, as he came from the fourth starting spot. Earl Pearson Jr. led all the way in heat three for the victory. Jared Landers charged from the outside of row one to take lead in a battle that lasted all 12 laps. Jason Utter swept heat five, and Jonathan Davenport came home the winner in the sixth and final heat race of round one.

In round two, Chris Brown narrowly grabbed the win of the first heat. It took Davenport a while to get to the front in heat two after starting eighth, but eventually he got the lead and went on for the victory. Scott Bloomquist; the defending Silver Dollar Nationals winner; was uncontested in winning heat three. R.C. Whitwell won handily in heat four. Jimmy Owens won a great battle to take heat five, and Dennis Erb Jr. nabbed the final heat win of the night.

Action on the track will get underway on Saturday with 2 B-Mains, followed by the Belt Bash Non-Qualifiers Race. The 80-lap Silver Dollar Nationals main event will cap off an exciting weekend of racing for the LOLMDS and MLRA.

In preliminary action, Tad Pospisil, Billy Moyer, Earl Pearson Jr, Jimmy Owens, Jason Utter, and Jonathan Davenport won their respective first round heat races. Chris Brown, Jonathan Davenport, Scott Bloomquist, RC Whitwell, Jimmy Owens, and Dennis Erb Jr. won their respective second round heat races. Jesse Stovall won the Cubby’s Chase to the Silver Dollar Nationals.

Sanders still golden in Silver Dollar Nationals

July 20th, 2015

GREENWOOD, Neb–Three weeks ago the USMTS closed up shop for a summer vacation with Rodney Sanders standing in victory lane. He was back at it again Friday night with a dominating win on the first night of the 5th Annual Silver Dollar Nationals at the I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb.

Not even the redraw could stand in the way of The Sandman as he used his pole position to evade any chance of a brush-up thwarting his path to victory. In fact, only a few other drivers got next to Sanders that was while he was briefly lapping them.

Initially, Terry Phillips and Cade Dillard stayed close but as the race grew longer Sanderss advantage ballooned to nearly a half-track lead on the Kosiski familys high-banked 4/10-mile dirt oval.

A late-race caution with five to go in the 35-lapper gave his pursuers hope, but those hopes were dashed within seconds after the green flag waved to restart the race as the 25-year-old from Happy, Texas, cruised to his fifth straight win in the event (he swept both nights in 2013 and 2014).

The win was worth $3,000 to Sanders for his 58th career United States Modified Touring Series triumph.

Meanwhile, the racing action was close and back-and-forth throughout the field.

Jason Hughes, who started fourth but fell back to sixth in the early stages of the race, eventually worked his way back to the front and garnered the runner-up paycheck.

Jeremy Payne came on strong late in the race and out-dueled his former mentor, Terry Phillips, for the third spot while Dereck Ramirez rounded out the top five finishers.

Back in the LG2 chassis he piloted last year, Zack VanderBeek drove by 11 cars to score a sixth-place finish, Grant Junghans came from 12th to seventh, Dillard slipped to eighth after sitting fourth on the final restart with five laps remaining, Johnny Scott was ninth and Jesse Sobbing rounded out the top 10 finishers.

With the win, Sanders also accumulated enough points to clinch the MSD Central Region presented by Day Motor Sports. With three regional titles under his belt, he’ll enter the Hunt for the USMTS Caseys Cup powered by S&S Fishing & Rental with a shot at earning $100,000 if he can nail down his third straight USMTS National Championship.

Round 2 of the Silver Dollar Nationals happens Saturday night with another full program of heats and main events for the USMTS Modifieds and the finale for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series.

General admission is $34, kids ages 6-12 are just $10 and children 5 and under get in for free. Pit passes are $40, Racing begins at 8 p.m.

The I-80 Speedway is located one block north of Interstate 80 Exit 420, halfway between Omaha and Lincoln. The Physical Address is 13909 238th St. in Greenwood, Neb. For more information, visit www.i-80speedway.com or call 402-342-3453. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

5th Annual Silver Dollar Nationals This Weekend

July 18th, 2015

WHEATLAND, MO – The stars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will compete in the largest auto racing event in the state of Nebraska this weekend.The 5th Annual Silver Dollar Nationals at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, NE is set for this coming Friday and Saturday nights, July 17th-18th. The event is co-sanctioned with the Lucas Oil Midwest Late Model Racing Association.

The nation’s top dirt late model drivers will be on hand in pursuit of the $32,000 top prize. It is customary for I-80 Speedway to provide some of the nation’s most thrilling, door-to-door racing action, lap after lap. In 2014, Scott Bloomquist earned his first-career Silver Dollar Nationals after fighting his way through lapped traffic, and fending off a late-race charge from Brian Birkhofer.

This year’s event will get underway on Thursday night, July 16th with an open practice for Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series/Lucas Oil MLRA and United States Modified Touring Series competitors. Thursday night’s action also includes a complete racing program for the SLMR Super Late Models, 360 Sprints, and B-Mods.

Friday night’s racing action is highlighted by two rounds of heat races for the LOLMDS/Lucas Oil MLRA. Passing points will determine the line-up for Saturday’s events. The Cubby’s Chase to the Silver Dollar Nationals will wrap up the night for the late models. The USMTS will feature a complete racing program on Friday night as well.

On Saturday, B-Mains for the LOLMDS/Lucas Oil MLRA will be held, plus the $3,000-to-win, Belt Bash non-qualifiers race before the 80-lap, Silver Dollar Nationals finale takes center stage. The USMTS will cap off the weekend with a complete racing program.

Jonathan Davenport of Blairsville, GA continues to lead the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Championship standings. Three-time champion, Jimmy Owens and four-time champion, Earl Pearson Jr. are tied for second. Two-time champion, Scott Bloomquist is fourth, followed by defending champion, Don O’Neal. Sixth through twelfth include: Brandon Sheppard; Dennis Erb Jr.; Steve Francis; Eddie Carrier Jr.; Jared Landers; Devin Moran; and Chris Brown.

Brandon Sheppard leads the Lucas Oil Products Rookie of the Year chase over Chris Brown.

Track Information:
Phone Number: 402-342-3453
Track Promoter: Joe Kosiski
Location: 13909 238th St Greenwood, NE 68366
Website: I-80speedway.com

Tire Rule:
Fronts – Hoosier WRS55
Left Rear – Hoosier 1640, LM40, WRS55
Right Rear – Hoosier 06, LM40, WRS55

Herbst Towing $100 Prize: to fastest lap in each Heat, B-Main, Cubby’s Chase, Belt Bash, and Silver Dollar Nationals

MalvernBank.com & Strobel Manufacturing Heat Race Payouts (Top 3, for both rounds): 1. $250, 2. $150, 3. $100

Cubby’s Chase to the Silver Dollar Nationals Purse:
1. $2,000 2. 1,300, 3. $1,000, 4. $750, 5. $600, 6. $500, 7. $450, 8. $400, 9-12. $300, 13-18. $200

Belt Bash Non-Qualifier Purse:
1. $3,000, 2. 1,500, 3. $1,000, 4. $800, 5. $600, 6. $500, 7. $450, 8. $400, 9. $375, 10. $350, 11. $325, 12-20. $300

Silver Dollar Nationals Purse:
1. $32,000, 2. $12,000, 3. $7,000, 4. $6,000, 5. $5,000, 6. $3,500, 7. $2,500, 8. $2,400, 9. $2,300, 10. $2,200, 11. $2,100, 12. $2,000, 13. $1,800, 14. $1,700, 15. $1,650, 16. $1,600, 17. $1,575 18. $1,550, 19. $1,525, 20- 32. $1,500

For all of the latest news and information fans are encouraged to visit the series website at www.MLRARacing.com.

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Silver Dollar Nationals This Weekend at I-80 Speedway

July 16th, 2015

WAYCROSS, GA – The stars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will compete in the largest auto racing event in the state of Nebraska this weekend. The 5th Annual Silver Dollar Nationals at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, NE is set
for this coming Friday and Saturday nights, July 17th-18th. The event is co-sanctioned with the Lucas Oil Midwest Latemodel Racing Association.

The nation’s top dirt late model drivers will be on hand in pursuit of the $32,000 top prize. It is customary for I-80 Speedway to provide some of the nation’s most thrilling, door-to-door racing action, lap after lap. In 2014, Scott Bloomquist earned his first-career Silver Dollar Nationals after fighting his way through lapped traffic, and fending off a late-race charge from Brian Birkhofer.

This year’s event will get underway on Thursday night, July 16th with an open practice for Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series/Lucas Oil MLRA and United States Modified Touring Series competitors. Thursday night’s action also includes a complete racing program for the SLMR Super Late Models, 360 Sprints, and B-Mods.

Friday night’s racing action is highlighted by two rounds of heat races for the LOLMDS/Lucas Oil MLRA. Passing points will determine the line-up for Saturday’s events. The Cubby’s Chase to the Silver Dollar Nationals will wrap up the night for the late models. The USMTS will feature a complete racing program on Friday night as well.

On Saturday, B-Mains for the LOLMDS/Lucas Oil MLRA will be held, plus the $3,000-to-win, Belt Bash non-qualifiers race before the 80-lap, Silver Dollar Nationals finale takes center stage. The USMTS will cap off the weekend with a complete racing program. Jonathan Davenport of Blairsville, GA continues to lead the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Championship standings. Three-time champion, Jimmy Owens and four-time champion, Earl Pearson Jr. are tied for second. Two-time champion, Scott Bloomquist is fourth, followed by defending champion, Don O’Neal. Sixth through twelfth include: Brandon Sheppard; Dennis Erb Jr.; Steve Francis; Eddie Carrier Jr.; Jared Landers; Devin Moran; and Chris Brown. Brandon Sheppard leads the Lucas Oil Products Rookie of the Year chase over Chris Brown.

Track Information:
Phone Number: 402-342-3453
Tracks Promoter: Joe Kosiski
Location: 13909 238th St Greenwood, NE 68366
Website: www.i-80speedway.com

Tire Rule:
Fronts – Hoosier WRS55
Left Rear – Hoosier 1640, LM40, WRS55
Right Rear – Hoosier 06, LM40, WRS55
Herbst Towing $100 Prize: to fastest lap in each Heat, B-Main, Cubby’s Chase, Belt Bash, and Silver Dollar Nationals
MalvernBank.com & Strobel Manufacturing Heat Race Payouts (Top 3, for both rounds): 1. $250, 2. $150, 3. $100
Cubby’s Chase to the Silver Dollar Nationals Purse: 1. $2,000 2. 1,300, 3. $1,000, 4. $750, 5. $600, 6. $500, 7. $450, 8. $400, 9-12. $300, 13-18. $200 Belt Bash Non-Qualifier Purse: 1. $3,000, 2. 1,500, 3. $1,000, 4. $800, 5. $600, 6. $500, 7. $450, 8. $400, 9. $375, 10. $350, 11. $325, 12-20. $300 Silver Dollar Nationals Purse: 1. $32,000, 2. $12,000, 3. $7,000, 4. $6,000, 5. $5,000, 6. $3,500, 7. $2,500, 8. $2,400, 9. $2,300, 10. $2,200, 11. $2,100, 12.
$2,000, 13. $1,800, 14. $1,700, 15. $1,650, 16. $1,600, 17. $1,575 18. $1,550, 19. $1,525, 20- 32. $1,500

For the latest breaking news concerning the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, including the latest series standings, 2015 tour schedule, driver information, and more visit the official website at: www.lucasdirt.com.

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About Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Founded in 2005, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series is the nation’s premier dirt late model sanctioning organization. In 2015, the LOLMDS will sanction 50 events in 19 states. The series is owned by the parent company Lucas Oil Products Inc. and receives national exposure through a TV package filmed, produced and edited by Lucas Oil Production Studios. LOLMDS events will be broadcast on four TV Networks including CBS, NBC Sports, CBS Sports Network and the MAVTV. For more information about the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series visit the official website at: www.Lucasdirt.com.

About MAVTV

Owned and operated by Lucas Oil Products, MAVTV is a television network with its roots deep in the automotive world. MAVTV offers an unparalleled line-up of exclusive motorsports, that includes prestigious events such as the Chili Bowl, The AMA Pro Motocross series, the Lucas Oil Challenge Cup and NHRA Drag Racing. But MAVTV goes far beyond the national mainstream events and also covers multitudes of grassroots series’ from across the globe: Drag boats, sprint boats, drag racing, pro pulling, rally racing, drifting, dirt racing, ice racing and everything in between. MAVTV also knows you don’t have to be a race fan to be an automotive enthusiast, which is why we have developed a package of automotive reality and custom build shows that is truly second to none. If it has a motor, it’s on MAVTV…MAVTV is THE motorsports network. To learn more about MAVTV go to: www.mavtv.com.

About Lucas Oil Products

Founded in 1989 by Forrest and Charlotte Lucas, Lucas Oil Products, Inc. has established itself as one of the fastest-growing lubrication product lines in the consumer automotive aftermarket, featuring a line of engine oils, greases, gear lubes, problem-solving additives, and car-care products. Through innovative product research and development, along with aggressive marketing programs, Lucas Oil has established itself as a worldwide leader in the lubrication industry. Motorsports has always been part of the Lucas Oil culture and the cornerstone of the company’s marketing strategy.

Such passion for motorsports has inspired Lucas Oil to sponsor many race teams, events and series at all levels, including, NHRA, IRL, ASCS, NASCAR, IHRA and many more. Lucas Oil has also taken ownership and operational control of a number of high profile racing properties, such as: Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, Lucas Oil Drag Boat Series, Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, Lucas Oil Modified Series, Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, MO. and the Lucas Oil I-10 Speedway in Blythe, CA. In 2007 Lucas Oil founded its own production house, Lucas Oil Production Studios, dedicated to producing high action motorsports television. Currently Lucas Oil Production Studios produces over 300 hours of original programming for networks such as CBS, CBS Sports, NBC Sports and MAVTV. More information about Lucas Oil Products, Inc. visit the company website at: www.lucasoil.com.

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Sanders in driver’s seat to become USMTS $100,000 man

July 13th, 2015

GREENWOOD, Neb.–After a grueling Southern Speedweek to open the month of June, the drivers and crews of the USMTS are currently on a two-week vacation or testing their meddle elsewhere before roaring back full force for the final half of the 2015 campaign next Friday and Saturday, July 17-18, at the 5th Annual Silver Dollar Nationals at the I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb.

Earlier this year, United States Modified Touring Series officials announced a record-shattering points fund with a possible $150,000 payout to the 2015 USMTS National Champion.

“This is something we have wanted to do for some time now, but you have to have the support from drivers, fans and sponsors to make it work,” said USMTS President Todd Staley. “Not only are the drivers who compete in the USMTS the best of the best, but this is proof that our fans and marketing partners are the best of the best too.”

If any driver could to secure all four regional championships and the Hunt for the USMTS Casey’s Cup powered by S&S Fishing & Rental, he or she would collect the coveted $110,000 bonus to make the total take as much as $150,000.

That dangling carrot was pulled away two weeks ago when Rodney Sanders clinched the Double H Bands Southern Region points title. With USMTS Rookie of the Year contender Austin Arneson capturing the MVT Gulf Coast Border Region back in early March, it meant the four-region sweep was no longer possible.

What Sanders did, however, was solidify himself as the lone man in line for a possible $100,000 payoff if he can stay near-perfect through the end of September. Winning three regional championships plus The Hunt will net a driver $35,000 plus a $65,000 bonus for a total payday of $100,000. Beyond that, two regional triumphs and the USMTS National Championship could earn somebody $30,000 plus a $20,000 bonus for $50,000 total.

With one regional crown already on his head, Sanders is in the driver’s seat in the two remaining regional battles. In the MSD Central Region, Sanders holds a 47-point lead over Cade Dillard with just two races remaining. Sanders has already mathematically clinched the Farm Boy BBQ Sauce Northern Region with just one race remaining on Tuesday, July 21, at the Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa.

Now all the 25-year-old from Happy, Texas, has to do is come out on top in the Hunt for the USMTS Casey’s Cup powered by S&S Fishing & Rental and capture his third straight USMTS National Championship.

Rodney Sanders won his first of 57 USMTS feature races in 2009 at the LA Raceway in La Monte, Mo.Sanders has amassed 12 feature wins so far this season and is fourth on the USMTS all-time wins list with 57 career victories, but he will have his work cut out for him if he intends to complete the national title three-peat.

Twenty-two other drivers are already locked into The Hunt including Dereck Ramirez, Jesse Sobbing, Cade Dillard, Philip Houston, Grant Junghans, Joe Duvall, Daniel Hilsabeck, Austin Arneson, Casey Arneson, Ronnie Gould III, Zack VanderBeek, Jake Gallardo, Stormy Scott, Dustin Allen, Johnny Scott, Ben Kates, Austin Theiss, Jason Hughes, Steve Whiteaker Jr., Logan Robertson, Chase Allen and Triston Dycus.

Ryan Gustin, Kelly Shryock, Brian Green, Dan Ebert, Brent Larson, Jesse Glenz, Joey Jensen, Cory Crapser, Chris Oertel, Bob Gierke, Cody Bauman, Pat Graham, Brock Bauman, Dagan Heim and Billy Vogel can punch their ticket by simply showing up at the final two MSD Central Region races or the Farm Boy BBQ Sauce Northern Region finale, and even more can race their way in by notching a top-15 finish in the final points for either region.

When the 15-race Hunt for the USMTS Caseys Cup kicks off on Thursday, Aug. 6, at the 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., no more than 112 points will separate the incoming points leader and the last-place driver in the standings.

Its anybodys $20,000 title to win, but for Sanders the stakes are five times higher.

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit www.usmts.com online or call 515-832-7944. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usmts, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/usmts or subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usmtstv.

I-80 Speedways Silver Dollar Nationals set for July 17-18

July 12th, 2015

GREENWOOD, Neb.-The biggest auto race of the year in the State of Nebraska is coming to I-80 Speedway near Greenwood next Friday and Saturday, July 17-18. The best dirt late model and modified drivers in the country will be on hand racing for a purse of over $185,000. The event attracts fans from across American and beyond.

The event is a crown jewel event of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series which will be co-sanctioning the late model portion with the Lucas Oil MLRA. The modified portion of the program is sanctioned by the United States Model Touring Series (USMTS).

Rodney Sanders of Happy, Texas, has won both USMTS features in each of the last two years to dominate the Silver Dollar Nationals action. Terry Phillips and Jason Hughes won in 2012 while Kelly Shryock and Jeremy Payne were the winners during the inaugural event in 2011.

Action gets underway on Thursday night with open practice for the Lucas Oil Late Models and the USMTS Modifieds as well as a complete racing program for the MalvernBank.com SLMR Super Late Models, Nebraska 360 Sprints and B-Mods.

Friday’s action concludes with a new event featuring a race with three six-lap segments and on Saturday night the non-qualifiers will be racing in the Belt Bash for $3,000 to win and $300 to start.

The two-night affair will be the final two events in the MSD Central Region presented by Day Motor Sports. Sanders is the current points leader with Cade Dillard, Grant Junghans, Ryan Gustin and Jesse Sobbing completing the top five.

The top 15 in the final regional points, along with any other drivers achieving perfect attendance in the MSD Central Region, will punch their ticket to compete for the USMTS National Championship in the Hunt for the USMTS Caseys Cup powered by S&S Fishing & Rental.

I-80 Speedway is located one block north of Interstate 80 Exit 420, halfway between Omaha and Lincoln. The Physical Address is 13909 238th St. in Greenwood, Neb. For more information, visit www.i-80speedway.com or call 402-342-3453. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Friday, July 17: Racing @ 8 p.m.
General Admission $31
Kids 6-12 $10
5 and under FREE
Pit Pass $40

Saturday, July 18: Racing @ 8 p.m.
General Admission $34
Kids 6-12 $10
5 and under FREE
Pit Pass $40

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit www.usmts.com online or call 515-832-7944. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usmts, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/usmts or subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usmtstv

Shereck Breaks Through at I-80 Speedway

April 8th, 2015

Greenwood, NE -Saturday’s Lucas Oil MLRA Spring Meltdown finale from I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska was dominated by Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender Jim Shereck. Starting the feature on the pole, Shereck quickly took the lead and kept his car as straight as possible to nail down the biggest win of his career. His 3.6 second margin of victory netted the team $5,000, and they were all smiles in Andy’s Frozen Custard Victory Lane.

“A lot of it was luck,” said Shereck. “Good heat race, good points, getting on the pole. I can’t thank my kids, Marc (crew chief), they did a super job. We’ve got a limited crew, but we get the most out of it. You had to keep it straight or you wouldn’t have any tires. I don’t even know what these look like. I could tell though, at the end, the tires were fading.”

Second place is also the best ever finish in Lucas Oil MLRA action for Norfolk, Nebraska standout Tad Pospisil. Sporting a new Black Diamond Chassis this weekend, Pospisil passed four cars in his heat to earn the third starting spot. He moved to second early and made several charges at Shereck, but never had a good enough run to pull even with him.

“It was a great weekend, this first weekend in the car,” commented Pospisil. “This car is just fabulous from the get go. We’ve got a lot of laps here. To bring a new car to it, at least I got a little comfort with this track. I tried real hard early to get him (Shereck). I wore my tire completely bald.”

Jeremy Payne started the race on the outside of the front row and lost second before he was able to get to the bottom of the track. Once in third he settled in. The trio ran in close quarters briefly while navigating lapped traffic. Once Shereck put a pair of lapped cars between himself and the rest of the field, it was simply a matter knocking down laps and maintaining equipment.

Qualifying heat races were won by; Terry Phillips, Jason Krohn, Jim Shereck and Jeremy Payne.

Stormy Scott left I-80 Speedway with a narrow points lead. He is followed by Jeremy Payne, Terry Phillips, Tad Pospisil and Ryan Gustin.

Next for the Lucas Oil MLRA is a two day stop at Lucas Oil Speedway for the 2nd Annual Spring Nationals presented by RacingJunk.com. Action gets underway Thursday, April 9th with a three hour practice session. Friday night, April 10th the winner’s share is $2,000, and Saturday evening, April 11th pays the winner $3,000. Find out more about the event by visiting LucasOilSpeedway.com.

For all of the latest news and information fans are encouraged to visit the series website at www.MLRARacing.com.

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Rodney Sanders Unstoppable in Weekend USMTS Action

July 21st, 2014

Happy, Texas – Rodney Sanders entered four USMTS events and registered four wins in his #20 Swan Energy/MB Customs/Geddes Racing Engine Open Wheel Modified over the weekend in Kansas and Nebraska.

“Wow, what a weekend we had,” said an elated Sanders on Saturday night after sweeping the Silver Dollar Nationals at I-80 Speedway. “My crew has this car performing incredibly well right now. It’s just up to the driver to get the job done every time we hit the track.”

Rodney Sanders resumed his 2014 season with the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) on Tuesday evening at Lakeside Speedway (Kansas City, Kansas) in a $3,000-to-win program. A strong field of thirty-six cars filled the pit area, and a seventh to second run in heat race action earned Sanders a spot in the evenings redraw. Rodney drew the pole position for the 35 lap finale with Darron Fuqua starting alongside. In the feature Sanders assumed the point at the drop of the green flag and led every lap of the feature to claim the win. Terry Phillips settled in second followed by Bidinger, Zack VanderBeek, and Trevor Hunt. Full results from the event are available at www.USMTS.com .

Rodney also entered the $10,000-to-win, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series(LOLMDS) program at Lakeside Speedway on Tuesday night. Thirty-one Super Late Models registered for battle, and a second place finish behind Jared Landers in heat race action positioned Rodney starting eighth on the feature grid. During the course of the 50-lapper Sanders battled amongst the top then throughout the event before settling into a tenth place finish. Full results are available at www.LucasDirt.com .

Less than 24 hours after winning the feature race at Lakeside Speedway, Rodney Sanders was back in Victory Lane on Wednesday night at Osage Casino Caney Valley Speedway (Caney, Kansas). Nineteen USMTS competitors registered for the $2,000-to-win program. A third place finish in the first heat race was enough to earn Rodney a spot in the redraw, and for the second straight night he drew the pole position for the main event. Sanders led all forty laps of the finale en route to his second victory in as many nights over Zack VanderBeek, Joe Duvall, John Allen, and Dylan Smith. Full results from the event are available at www.USMTS.com .

Rodney Sanders won his third straight USMTS event during the opening round of the Silver Dollar Nationals on Friday night at I-80 Speedway (Greenwood, Nebraska). Thirty-three entries converged on the high-banked, 1/2 mile oval, and a win in his heat race sent Sanders to the redraw for the $3,000-to-win feature event, where he received the eighth starting spot. Rodney progressively worked his way forward through the top five early in the event, and by the race’s midway point he raced his way into the second spot as he set his sights on the leader, Terry Phillips. The duo battle for the top spot for the next several laps before Sanders took control just past the halfway mark. Once out front Sanders drove away from the field, and crossed the finish line first ahead of Dylan Smith, Terry Phillips, Stormy Scott, and Jason Hughes.

Rodney was far from finished with business on Saturday night as he set his sights on his sixth straight victory with the USMTS tour. Preliminary action found him starting deep in the grid for a heat race, but managed a fourth place finish to lock into the twelfth starting spot for the 40 lap finale. Despite starting mid-pack Sanders had raced his way into the top five by the halfway point and would soon find himself in the second position. Sanders slowly reeled in race leader Terry Phillips, as the two once again went to battle for the top spot. The duo went door-to-door for the next ten laps before Sanders took the lead on lap 37. Rodney held on for the final three circuits to collect the $4,000 paycheck over Phillips, Zack VanderBeek, Jason Hughes, and Stormy Scott. The victory marked his 21st of the 2014 campaign. Full results from the weekend are available at www.USMTS.com

Rodney also competed with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) over the course of the weekend in the $30,000-to-win event. With fifty-four Super Late Models entered Rodney locked into the thirteenth starting spot in the 80 lap finale via heat race action on Friday night. Unfortunately a mechanical failure in Saturday’s main event forced Sanders to retire to a 23rd place finish. Full results from the LOLMDS program are available at www.LucasDirt.com .

The upcoming weekend, July 23rd-26th will see the Swan Energy team traveling to Deer Creek Speedway for the World Modified Dirt Track Championship presented by Red Tail Tackle. The festivities kick off with an open practice session on Wednesday before racing action commences on Thursday before concluding on Saturday with a feature that will pay at least $15,000-to-win. For more information please visit www.DeerCreekSpeedway.com .

Rodney Sanders would like to thank all of his sponsors including Swan Energy, Kimrad Transport, Special Care, Outreachers Sustainable Solutions, Swan Racing, Geddes Race Engines, MB Customs, Alaron Energy, B&L Satellite Rental, STSI, Integra Shocks, Keyser Manufacturing, C&R Radiators, Eibach Springs, Charter Oak Production Company, Palmer Painting, Beyea Headers, Five Star Shop Service, McDonald Oil Field Services, KBC Graphics, D&G Contracting, FK Rod Ends, Fike’s Transmissions, Krohn Farms, Mars Race Cars, K&N Filters, Club 29 Race Cars, Real Racing Wheels, 87 Automotive, Wichita Tank Racing, CMD Race Shocks, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.

For more information on Rodney Sanders, please visit www.RodneySandersRacing.net .

Sanders sweeps Silver Dollar Nationals … again!

July 23rd, 2014

GREENWOOD, Neb.–Rodney Sanders extended his United States Modified Touring Series win streak to six Saturday night as the 24-year-old from Happy, Texas, completed the weekend sweep of the Silver Dollar Nationals for the second year in a row.

After coming from the eighth starting spot on Friday night to capture the $3,000 victory, Sanders had to claw his way from the 12th starting position to collect the $4,000 top prize on Saturday in front of a standing-room-only crowd at the I-80 Speedway. Early in the 40-lap main event Rookie of the Year contender Dylan Smith appeared poised to capture his first USMTS win, leading the first 21 laps and slowly pulling away from the field. However, the former IMCA national champ suffered a flat tire and pulled to a stop on the track to bring out the races second caution.

Terry Phillips inherited the lead for the restart with Zack VanderBeek, Jason Hughes and Sanders in tow. While Phillips churned away at the thick cushion around the high side of the 4/10-mile of clay, Sanders used the low groove to pick off Hughes on lap 22 and then VanderBeek on lap 26. Sanders slowly reeled in Phillips and the two put on a nail-biting performance for the next ten laps before Sanders crossed the start-finish line as the leader for the first time on lap 37.

The defending USMTS national champion held on for the final eight left-handers to garner his second win of the weekend, sixth in a row, 15th of the season and 33rd of his career while Phillips reluctantly settled for the runner-up paycheck for the second straight night. VanderBeek and Hughes held on for third and fourth, respectively.

The thrilling race for the lead may have caused most in attendance to miss the stellar do-over runs by Smith and Stormy Scott, who spun on lap 3 and restarted at the rear of the field.

Although the box scores show that Smith and Scott started the feature race in the second and third slots, both drivers bounced back from earlier incidents and raced from the back of the pack to finish fifth (Scott) and sixth (Smith). Not to be outdone, Kelly Shryock came from 17th to take seventh, Thomas Tillison Jr. was eighth, Mesilla Valley Transportation Hard Charger Award winner Adam Penn came from 21st to finish ninth and John Allen rounded out the top 10.

Prior to his eighth win in the region, Sanders clinched the Major League Bowhunter Central Region points title and the $5,000 that goes with it when he took the green flag in his heat race. Finishing second through tenth in the final regional points were VanderBeek, Smith, Stormy Scott, Shryock, Daniel Hilsabeck, Dereck Ramirez, Johnny Scott, Austin Siebert and Joe Duvall.

Bryan Rowland, Trevor Hunt, John Allen, Rick Beebe, Lance Town and Darron Fuqua also punched their tickets to the USMTS Hunt for the Caseys National Championship powered by Swan Energy.

The month of July wraps up Thursday, Friday and Saturday, July 24-26, as the USMTS joins forces with the United States Racing Association (USRA) for the 4th Annual World Modified Dirt Track Championship at the Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn., with no less than $17,000 going to the winner of Saturdays 100-lap main event.

From there, the The Hunt begins on Friday, Aug. 1, at the Batesville Motor Speedway near Locust Grove, Ark.

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit www.usmts.com online or call 515-832-7944. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usmts

Scott Bloomquist Blisters Field in Silver Dollar Nationals at I-80 Speedway

July 21st, 2014

GREENWOOD, NE – Scott Bloomquist led all 80 laps to win the Fourth Annual Silver Dollar Nationals on Saturday Night at I-80 Speedway. Bloomquist, in his Ole Smoky Moonshine, Sweet-Bloomquist Ford earned $30,000 for his first-ever victory in the event. Brian Birkhofer finished second, followed Jimmy Owens, Billy Moyer, and Jason Feger. The event was sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and the Lucas Oil Midwest Racing Association.

“We have run well all year long, but it has been frustrating the last month with all the second place finishes. Finally all the testing we’ve done has paid off. We had timing issues with the car yesterday, and seriously considered running the back-up, but the crew worked their tails off and got us out there. We were fortunate enough to start on the pole. The track was just tremendous. We could run anywhere on it. I didn’t want to see those last cautions,” said the winner, who recorded his 50th career LOLMDS win.

Bloomquist darted out to the lead with Jaosn Feger running in second. Bloomquist held the lead through traffic which was developing quickly after only 14 laps. The first caution came out on lap 38 when fifth-place running Ryan Gustin ended his night with a blown tire, putting him up against the turn two wall. Bloomquist then battled heavy traffic with less than 20 laps to go. Bloomquist’s lead started to shrink as both Birkhofer and Owens closed the gap on Bloomquist.

Birkhofer was closing in on the leader when back-to-back cautions came out with 14 laps to go. On the final restart Bloomquist pulled away from Birkhofer and headed to the finish line for his fourth series win of the year.

“Like I said before, we didn’t want those last couple of cautions. But the car restarted brilliantly and that was the difference. I have to thank Penske Shocks, Hawkeye Trucking, Base Fuels, Lucas Oil Products, and Andy Durham Racing Engines.”

Birkhofer, in his ASi Racewear, Cheap Cars, Rocket Chevrolet came up short in trying to become the first 2-time winner of the event. “No, I didn’t want to see those last cautions, because our car was better on the long runs. After those restarts, there was no way we could keep up with him [Bloomquist]. I was just trying to hold off Jimmy [Owens] for second. Once he [Bloomquist] cleared those three cars he had in front of him, it was pretty much over. I had fun racing these guys tonight and in front of this huge crowd! It was great to put on a show for the fans.”

Owens maintains the LOLMDS points lead and was in the hunt to win back-to-back Silver Dollar Nationals, but he had to settle for third. “We had a good car all night long. We were able to roll through the corners better than almost anybody. Birky and I raced hard, and it seemed like we were out there forever. He was up top and I was in the bottom to the middle. I really like this track. We could run anywhere on it and I am sure the fans saw a good show these last few nights.”

With his third place finish, and his recent wins at Lakeside Speedway Lucas Oil Speedway, Owens won the $1,000 Crawford Supply/Traeger Grills bonus for the most points earned in those three races.

Completing the top ten were Don O’Neal, Brandon Overton, Chad Simpson, Steve Francis, and Dennis Erb, Jr. Amongst the 54 entrants, Steve Francis, Brandon Overton, Chad Simpson, Tommy Weder, and Billy Moyer won their respective first-round heat races. Jared Landers, Ryan Gustin, Jason Feger, Scott Bloomquist, and Jimmy Owens won their respective second-round heat races. Jeremy and John Anderson won their respective B-Mains. Tony Jackson Jr. won the Belt Bash Non-Qualifiers Race and elected not to take the $3,000 first prize, and start last in the main event.

For the latest breaking news on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, log onto www.lucasdirt.com and follow the series on www.facebook.com/lucasdirt and www.twitter.com/lucasdirt.

Sanders golden at Silver Dollar Nationals

July 21st, 2014

GREENWOOD, Neb.-Rodney Sanders captured his fifth straight USMTS Caseys Cup powered by Swan Energy main event Friday on opening night of the 4th Annual Silver Dollar Nationals at the I-80 Speedway. Sanders, who swept both nights of last years crown jewel event at the Kosiski family’s 4/10-mile speedplant, struggled out of the gate but was back in dominant form late in Fridays $3,000-to-win 35-lapper.

Polesitter Jordan Grabouski took control at the start of the race with teammate and car owner Terry Phillips following in his tire tracks. Meanwhile, Sanders fell back three spots to eleventh in the first two laps. Phillips snagged the lead away from Grabouski on the third lap, and then proceeded to pull away to about a ten-car-length lead over the next 15 laps. Ironically, the races first caution on lap 19 for Grabouskis spin on the front stretch changed everything.

The restart saw Phillips return to his mid- to high-line around the track, second-running Dylan Smith tried to use the low side to sneak by Phillips. However, after clawing his way back to the front of the field, Sanders made his presence known and beat Smith to the next corner to take away the low line. Two laps later, Sanders beat Phillips to the start-finish line and it became a race for second place from that point forward. While Sanders sailed away for a 4.398-second victory, the action behind him remained tense for the final 14 laps. Smith matched his career-best United States Modified Touring Series finish as he got around Phillips for the runner-up spot with ninth-starting Stormy Scott coming home second and Jason Hughes, who won the USMTS ‘Hunt’ race here last fall, rounded out the top five finishers.

Zack VanderBeek, Trevor Hunt, Kelly Shryock, Thomas Tillison Jr. and Jeremy Rasmussen completed the top 10 at the finish line. With his 14th win of the season and 32nd of his USMTS career, Sanders extended his points lead over VanderBeek in the points standings of the Major League Bowhunter Central Region presented by Day Motor Sports. When Sanders takes the green flag in his heat race Saturday night, he will clinch the regional title and the $5,000 prize that accompanies it.

Dylan Smith, Stormy Scott, Daniel Hilsabeck, Dereck Ramirez, Kelly Shryock, Johnny Scott, Austin Siebert and Joe Duvall fill the other eight spots in the points heading into Saturday’s regional point finale. Action returns to the I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., on Saturday, July 19, for the second night of the 4th Annual Silver Dollar Nationals where the USMTS Modifieds will once again share the spotlight with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series.

Once again, the USMTS will be running a complete show Saturday night, culminating with the crowning of the Major League Bowhunter Central Region champion and the last group of drivers to qualify for this years USMTS Hunt for the Caseys National Championship. Saturdays feature race winner will pocket a cool $4,000. The I-80 Speedway is located one block north of I-80 at exit 420, about halfway between Lincoln and Omaha, Neb. The physical address is 13909 238th St., Greenwood, Neb. For more information, visit www.I-80Speedway.com or call 402-342-3453. You can also stay up to speed on Facebook and Twitter.

The month of July wraps up Thursday, Friday and Saturday, July 24-26, as the USMTS joins forces with the United States Racing Association (USRA) for the 4th Annual World Modified Dirt Track Championship at the Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn., with no less than $17,000 going to the winner of Saturdays 100-lap main event. From there, the USMTS Hunt for the Casey’s National Championship powered by Swan Energy begins on Friday, Aug. 1, at the Batesville Motor Speedway near Locust Grove, Ark.

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit www.usmts.com online or call 515-832-7944. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usmts, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/usmts or check out our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usmtstv

Scott Bloomquist and Chad Simpson on Front Row for Silver Dollar Nationals

July 20th, 2014

GREENWOOD, NE – Scott Bloomquist and Chad Simpson will make-up the front row for Saturday Night’s 4th Annual Silver Dollar Nationals at I-80 Speedway. This weekend’s event is part of the ASi Racewear Crown Jewel Cup presented by Dirtondirt.com and will pay $30,000 to the winner.

A total of 54 entrants were on hand for Friday Night’s preliminary action, which included a total of ten heat races. Each driver ran two heat races and their combined passing point total earned an elite group of drivers a Top-18 starting spot in Saturday Night’s 80-lap main event. The remaining starting spots for tomorrow’s feature event will be made up of B-main transfers and provisionals. There will be a non-qualifiers race following the B-Mains paying $3,000 to win. The winner can forfeit the money and start last in the 80-lap feature event.

Heat race winners in round one included: Steve Francis, Don O’Neal, Chad Simpson, Brandon Overton, and Billy Moyer. In the second round of heat races winners were: Jared Landers, Ryan Gustin, Jason Feger, Scott Bloomquist and Jimmy Owens.

Owens, the defending Silver Dollar Nationals champion, entered the event 50-points ahead of O’Neal. Owens will start eighth in the field on Saturday Night and O’Neal will fire from the fifth starting position. O’Neal won the inaugural event held in 2011. Brian Birkhofer, the 2012 victor will start from the outside of row number two in Saturday’s finale.

Both Bloomquist and Chad Simpson earned the front row by virtue of their heat race performances. Both drivers were in heat race number three in round one. Simpson, who started sixth, made his way to the front by grabbing the lead from Denny Eckrich and then sailed away for the win. Bloomquist started ninth, and made a late-race charge to finish second just ahead of John Blankenship.

In the second round of heat races Bloomquist started third and quickly made his way to the front in an absolutely stacked heat race. Bloomquist went on for a convincing second round win. Simpson started sixth again in round 2, and he advanced up to the second spot at the finish, trailing Ryan Gustin to the finish line. For the latest breaking news on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, log onto www.lucasdirt.com

Silver Dollar Nationals Part of ASi Racewear Crown Jewel Cup – Presented by DirtonDirt.com This Weekend

July 19th, 2014

WAYCROSS, GA – This weekend’s Silver Dollar Nationals at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, NE is also part of the ASi Racewear Crown Jewel Cup – Presented by Dirtondirt.com point standings. Not only will the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series drivers be vying for the $30,000 first place prize money this weekend but also earning valuable points for the Crown Jewel Cup and the $10,000 cash award. The ASi Racewear Crown Jewel Cup – Presented by Dirtondirt.com program will award points to drivers at the nine (9) crown jewel cup races, within the series schedule, that pay more than $10,000 to win. The driver that maintains perfect attendance throughout the season and earns the most points within these nine races will receive a $10,000 bonus at the championship awards banquet. Drivers finishing second and third in the CJC points will also receive cash awards, compliments of DirtonDirt.com.

With two events completed within the Crown Jewel Cup races this year, Don O’Neal leads Earl Pearson Jr., Jimmy Owens, Scott Bloomquist and Steve Francis in the
Crown Jewel Cup point standings. The 2014 Crown Jewel Cup Races include: May 23-24th $30,000 to Win Lucas Oil Show-Me 100, Wheatland, MO.; June 13-14th $20,000 to Win Clash at the Mag, Columbus, MS.; July 18-19th $30,000 to Win Silver Dollar Nationals, Greenwood, NE.; August 8-9th $50,000 to Win Sunoco North/South 100, Florence, KY.; August 15-16th $40,000 to Win COMP Cams Topless 100, Batesville, AR.; August 31st $25,000 to win Hillbilly Hundred, Ripley, WV.; September 19-20th $20,000 to win Jackson 100, Brownstown, IN.; September 25-27th $40,000 to Win Lucas Oil Knoxville Late Model Nationals, Knoxville, IA; October 17-18th $50,000 Dirt Track World Championship, Portsmouth, OH.

To learn more about the title sponsor of this program, ASI Racewear, visit their official website at: www.asiracewear.com . To learn more about DirtonDirt.com visit their website at www.Dirtondirt.com.

To learn more about this weekend’s Silver Dollar Nationals, visit the track website at: www.i80speedway.com .

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Silver Dollar Nationals Up Next For Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

July 18th, 2014

WAYCROSS, GA – The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series heads to the state of Nebraska this weekend for the 4th Annual Silver Dollar Nationals at I-80
Speedway in Greenwood, NE. This mega event is also part of the ASi Racewear Crown Jewel Cup – Presented by DirtonDirt.com. The Silver Dollar Nationals is also
co-sanctioned by the Lucas Oil MLRA. I-80 Speedway promoter Joe Kosiski has increased this year’s Silver Dollar Nationals purse to $30,000 to win and $1,400 to start with 32 cars starting the feature event. The United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) will also be on hand running two full shows on Friday and Saturday nights.

This crown jewel event gets underway on Thursday night, July 17th with an open practice for both the Super Late Models and USMTS Modifieds. Then on Friday night, July 18th the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will run Heat Races lined up by pill draw and using the passing points system. Each LOLMDS competitor will compete in two separate Heat Races on Friday night. The USMTS Modified Series will run a complete show on Friday night, in conjunction with the LOLMDS. Then on Saturday night July 19th the LOLMDS will run B-mains and a Belt Bash Non-Qualifiers Race paying $3,000 to win and $300 to start – to drivers failing to make the feature event. Following the B-Mains and Non-Qualifiers race on Saturday, the stars and cars of the LOLMDS will compete in the 80-lap Silver Dollar Nationals feature event with Jimmy Owens returning as the defending race winner.

For tickets and information about I-80 Speedway visit the track website at www.i80speedway.com.

“The series is thrilled to head back to I-80 Speedway this weekend for the running of the Silver Dollar Nationals. Joe Kosiski and his entire staff are great to work with and we look forward to seeing all the fans in Nebraska again this year. This event has really grown in just a few short years and has become a must see event for fans to attend. Last year’s Silver Dollar Nationals was one of the best races of the year”, stated Ritchie Lewis, Director, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series.

For the latest breaking news about the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, including the 2014 tour schedule, TV schedule, drivers, sponsors and all the information about the series, visit the official website at: www.lucasdirt.com.

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Track Information- Thursday-Saturday July 17-19th
I-80 Speedway
Location: 13909 238th St Greenwood, NE 68366 Track Phone #: (402) 342-3453
Promoter: Ed Kosiski – (402) 659-3301
Website: www.i-80speedway.com/i80/

Tire Rule

Fronts – Hoosier WRS55
Left Rear – Hoosier 1640, LM40, WRS55
Right Rear – Hoosier 06, LM40, WRS55

Event Purses
Belt Bash Non-Qualifier Purse:
1. $3,000, 2. 1,500, 3. $1,000, 4. $800, 5. $600, 6. $500, 7. $450, 8. $400, 9. $375, 10. $350, 11. $325, 12-20. $300

Silver Dollar Nationals Feature Purse:
1. $30,000, 2. $12,000, 3. $7,000, 4. $6,000, 5. $5,000, 6. $3,500, 7. $2,500, 8.$2,400, 9. $2,300, 10. $2,200, 11. $2,100, 12. $2,000, 13. $1,800, 14. $1,600, 15.
$1,550, 16. $1,500, 17. $1,475 ,18. $1,450 ,19. $1,425, 20- 32. $1,400

About Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

Founded in 2005, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series is the nations’ premier dirt late model sanctioning organization. In 2014 the LOLMDS will sanctions 47 events
in 19 states. The series is owned by the parent company Lucas Oil Products Inc. and receives national exposure through a TV package filmed, produced and edited
by Lucas Oil Production Studios. LOLMDS events will be broadcasted on four TV Networks in 2014 including CBS, NBC Sports, CBS Sports Network and MAVTV American Real Network. For more information about the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series visit the official website at www.Lucasdirt.com.

About MAVTV American Real Network

MAVTV was founded in 2002 by four former Showtime Networks executives and was originally geared towards a male dominated audience. In 2011, Lucas Oil Products, an automotive lubricant manufacturer with a history in television production, purchased MAVTV. Lucas Oil was eager to employ the same growth strategies to transform MAVTV into a premier cable network that it employed to grow the lubricants business. MAVTV aims to become a broader scoped network, geared towards the modern American family. Lucas Oil is investing in programming, an updated on-air look, and increased production quality, all to add more value to the viewer experience. MAVTV is an acronym that stands for Movies, Action and Variety. MAVTV brings you plenty of never-before-seen high definition exclusives, including Comedy, Movies, Action Sports, Adventure and More, all in fantastic HD detail. MAVTV is no ordinary television network. It’s a 24/7, high-definition entertainment extravaganza, featuring everything from blockbuster films, high octane motorsports, MMA fighting, gaming, gut busting comedy, original reality shows and scripted dramas. Learn more about MAVTV American Real go to www.mavtv.com.

About Protect The Harvest
The animal rights movement in America, led by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), has evolved into a wealthy and successful attack group determined to end the consumption of meat, threaten consumer access to affordable food About Protect The Harvest, eliminate hunting, outlaw rodeos and circuses, and even ban animal ownership (including pets) altogether.Protect The Harvest was created to fight back and defend American families, farmers, sportsmen and animal owners from the growing threat posed by the radical animal rights movement. We believe Americans deserve the truth. These radical groups are intent on restricting the abilities of our food producers who already face the significant challenge of feeding a growing world population. It’s our mission to ensure that American farmers are able to meet that challenge so that consumers at home and abroad have access to safe, affordable and healthy food. To learn more go to www.ProtectTheHarvest.com.

About Lucas Oil Products

Founded in 1989 by Forrest and Charlotte Lucas, Lucas Oil Products, Inc. has established itself as one of the fastest-growing lubrication product lines in the consumer automotive aftermarket, featuring a line of engine oils, greases, gear lubes, problem-solving additives, and car-care products. Through innovative product research and development, along with aggressive marketing programs, Lucas Oil has established itself as a worldwide leader in the lubrication industry. Motorsports has always been part of the Lucas Oil culture and the cornerstone of the company’s marketing strategy. Such passion for motorsports has inspired Lucas Oil to sponsor many race teams, events and series at all levels, including, NHRA, IRL, ASCS, NASCAR, IHRA and many more. Lucas Oil has also taken ownership and operational control of a number of high profile racing properties, such as: Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, Lucas Oil Drag Boat Series, Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, Lucas Oil Modified Series, Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, MO. and the Lucas Oil I-10 Speedway in Blythe, CA. In 2007 Lucas Oil founded its own production house, Lucas Oil Production Studios, dedicated to producing high action motorsports television. Currently Lucas Oil
Production Studios produces over 300 hours of original programming for networks such as CBS, CBS Sports, NBC Sports and MAVTV. More information about Lucas Oil Products, Inc. visit the company website at www.lucasoil.com.

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Kraig Kinser Mixes It Up at Kokomo, I-80 & Lakeside

June 4th, 2014

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. –Variety is often said to be the “spice of life.” There will be plenty of variety this week for Kraig Kinser and his fellow World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series competitors as they compete at three vastly different tracks in three states. A quarter-mile bullring will open the festivities, followed by a four-tenths-mile and finally a flat, sprawling half-mile.

The trio of races this week opens for Kinser, who pilots the Mesilla Valley Transportation/Casey’s General Store/Maxim, on Wednesday, June 4 at Kokomo Speedway in Indiana. He then heads to I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska, Friday, June 6. The weekend concludes on
Saturday, June 7, with the running of the FVP Outlaws at Lakeside at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas.

Kinser has won twice in his career with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series at Kokomo Speedway in his home state. Last season,
the third-generation driver came home eighth at the always racy oval in North Central Indiana. Kinser was victorious at Kokomo with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series for the first time in 2005 and followed that up with another victory in 2012. He has three overall winged sprint car wins in his career at the track.

“Kokomo (Speedway) is a track that I always look forward to going to, for a variety of reasons,” said Kinser. “A lot of my family has raced and won there over the years. Kokomo has so much tradition and having family ties there makes it even more special. Short tracks like that always put on a good show.”

The event at I-80 Speedway last season was rained out and not re-scheduled. Kinser last competed at the four-tenths-mile in 2004,
during the Great Plains Shootout. He made his debut at I-80 Speedway, then known as Nebraska Raceway Park, in 2000.

“It’s been a long time since we’ve been to I-80 (Speedway),” he noted. “From the sounds of it, the track has been changed a little
bit in the 10 or so years since we’ve been out there. It will kind of be like last weekend at I-96 (Speedway), where we look at our past notes, but also take into account how the track is now, versus last time we were there.”

Kinser finished 17th last season at Lakeside Speedway. He opened the night as the 19th-fastest driver in time trials and followed that up with a seventh-place finish in the first heat race. In five career starts at the half-mile on the Kansas side of Kansas City, the 2005 Knoxville Nationals winner has three top-10 finishes, including a runner-up finish in 2012, leading six laps of that race.

“Lakeside (Speedway) is a place where track position always seems to be important,” said Kinser. “We’ve been able to work out way forward in several features over the last couple of weeks, but you don’t want to have to keep doing that each night. Qualifying in the right spot and getting in the dash is what we need to do and we’re continuing to work on our qualifying package to hopefully get to that point. It definitely makes the night a whole lot easier starting in the first three rows, versus the last three rows.”

Last weekend, Kinser finished 12th at both Attica Raceway Park in Ohio, and I-96 Speedway in Michigan. He enters competition this week
ninth in the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series standings, with 11 top-10 finishes.

Kraig Kinser By the Numbers: Kokomo Speedway, I-80 Speedway & Lakeside Speedway 0.25- Miles around Kokomo Speedway
0.4- Distance around I-80 Speedway in miles 0.5- Miles around Lakeside Speedway 1- Night of racing in Nebraska in 2014 for the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series 2- World of Outlaws wins at Kokomo Speedway 3- Overall wins in a winged sprint car at Kokomo; Race nights in the state of Kansas this season for the series 5- Career main event starts at Lakeside Speedway; Races in Indiana this season for the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series 6- Laps led at Lakeside Speedway in 2012 11- Top-10 finishes this season
33- Races completed this year through May 31 39- Laps led en route to winning at Kokomo Speedway in 2012 200- Miles from I-80 Speedway in Nebraska, where the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series races on June 6 to Lakeside Speedway in Kansas 215- Distance in miles from I-96 Speedway in Michigan, where the series competed on May 31 to Kokomo Speedway in Indiana 646- Miles from Kokomo Speedway, where the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series races on June 4, to I-80 Speedway in Nebraska 2000- Year of debut at I-80 Speedway, then Nebraska Raceway Park 2003- Debut at Lakeside Speedway 2005- Year of first World of Outlaws win at Kokomo 4119- Points earned through May 31

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Sanders Earns First Late Model Win in Meltdown Finale

April 8th, 2014

Greenwood, NE – It has been a big two weeks for Happy, Texas racer Rodney Sanders. On the heels of a $10,000 Modified win last weekend, Sanders took the checkers over a host of top shelf Dirt Late Model racers at Greenwood, Nebraska’s I-80 Speedway, Sunday night, in Lucas Oil MLRA competition.Sanders was the DirtOnDirt.com Top Qulaifier, but it was Phillips who jumped to the lead looking for the Durst Motorplex $2,500 bonus.

In lapped traffic, Phillips left the low side open exiting turn two and Sanders capitalized and never looked back. “We struggled pretty bad last night,” commented Sanders in RACEceiver Victory Lane. We just made it in the show. We changed some stuff around. We had a pretty good heat race. Starting up front, I didn’t really know what we had.”

Phillips faded to fourth in the latter stages of the main event. Brian Birkhofer had a tough go of things in the heat race and was tenth in passing points. He methodically picked off cars up to second and put the heat on Sanders, but came up just a little short.

“We just needed to get some time on the car,” said Birkhofer of his decision to run at I-80 Speedway this weekend. “This new car, it’s a little different animal. There’s a lot of positives to it. I just gotta knock some rust off myself, and kinda get the feel of the car and hopefully get better here.”

A new chassis and engine combination did not slow down Chad Simpson one bit this weekend. He finished the wild thirty lap affair in third. Jeremy Payne took the Casey’s General Stores Hard Charger award for the night with a 19 position improvement, finishing 13th.

Next weekend the stars of the Lucas Oil MLRA will be in action for two complete shows at Lucas Oil Speedway  in Wheatland, Missouri. An open practice will take place next Thursday evening from 6-9 PM. The grandstands will be open, and front side entry will be free of charge for practice. There will be no concessions Thursday however. For those wanting to make a long weekend out of the event, the pristine campground at the track will be open through the weekend beginning Thursday. Call 417-282-5984 during normal business hours for more information.

Jason Hughes Wins in USMTS Hunt Action at I-80 Speedway

August 17th, 2013

Westville, Oklahoma – It was a turbulent weekend for Jason Hughes as he set out to enter four Hunt for the Casey’s Cup events in Missouri, Kansas, and Nebraska in his #12 West Siloam Pawn/Hughes Race Car/Mullins Racing Engine Open Wheel Modified with the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS).

On Thursday night under threatening skies a $5,000-to-win race was held at I-35 Speedway (Winston, Missouri), where 29 entries registered for competition. A 4th to 2nd run in his heat race sent Hughes to the redraw for the feature, where he was the recipient of the 2nd starting spot for the 40 lap feature alongside pole sitter, Chris Brown. Hughes jumped to the lead at the drop of the green flag, and held the top spot until the white flag lap, when contact from Jeremy Payne sent the leader spinning. A disappointed Hughes rejoined the tail of the field for the green-white-checkered finish and rebounded to finish 11th.

Friday night’s program at Humboldt Speedway (Humboldt, Kansas) was washed away by rain, so the team resumed racing action on Saturday evening at the state-of-the-art, Lucas Oil Speedway (Wheatland, Missouri), where another $5,000-to-win event would be held with 45 entries in the pits. Jason would have to come from a b-main to qualify for the feature, where he started 15th. He would be unable to advance any spots in the feature and crossed the finish line in 16th.

The weekend concluded under threatening skies on Sunday evening at I-80 Speedway (Greenwood, Nebraska), where Hughes would claim a $3,000 win! Thirty-two entries filled the pit area, and a 4th to 2nd performance in his heat race sent Hughes to the redraw for the feature, where he received the 2nd starting spot with Steve Whiteaker Jr. joining him on the front row. Hughes jumped to the lead at the drop of the green flag, and would pace the first two laps before seeing Jason Krohn jump to the lead. Hughes pursued him until lap 21, when he retook the lead for good on his way to his 6th win
of 2013! Johnny Scott Rodney Sanders, Zack VanderBeek, and Jason Krohn rounded out the top five finishers.

“The week definitely started on a sour note at I-35, but it felt good to end things with a win on Sunday night at I-80,” commented Hughes. “We are definitely putting our best effort into claiming another USMTS Championship.”

Jason is now third in the latest Hunt for the Casey’s Cup standings, just 38 points out of the lead. Full results from the event as well as the latest standings are available at www.USMTS.com .

Jason now prepares for another busy week of action in the Hunt for the Casey’s Cup with the USMTS. His schedule is shown below:

August 17th – USMTS: Ogilvie Speedway (Ogilvie, MN)
August 18th – USMTS: Granite City Speedway (Sauk Rapids, SD)

For more information on the events please visit www.USMTS.com.

Hughes Race Cars continues to lead the Tiger Rear Ends Manufacturers Championship standings with the USMTS. Hughes Race Cars and their customers are already racking up several wins across the country early in the 2013 season. Visit www.JasonHughes12.com for more information on how to join our winning team.

Jason Hughes would like to thank his sponsors including West Siloam Pawn, Gressel Racing, Hughes Racing Chassis, Road Runner Trucking, LLC, Mullins Race Engines, JRI Shocks, Hanson Tire Service, Braka Operating, Sunoco Race Fuels, Mert’s Truck Center, SAEF Custom Finishing, Wheeler Metals Rainbow Graphics, Hooker Harness, Quarter Master, Beyea Custom Headers, Ultra-Shield Race Products, MB Machine & Tool, T&D Machine Products, Callies, Quick Car Racing Products, Dan Olson Racing Products, FSR Radiators & Racing Products, Tiger Rear Ends, Joe Gibbs Driven Racing Oil, Sweet Mfg, Real Racing Wheels, Rod End Supply, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.

For more information on Jason Hughes, please visit www.JasonHughes12.com .

Hughes triumphant in Hunt for the USMTS Caseys Cup clash at I-80 Speedway

August 15th, 2013

GREENWOOD, Neb.- For Jason Hughes, the end of this weeks four-night swing for the United States Modified Touring Series ended much better than it began as he claimed victory in the 40-lap main event Sunday night at the I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb.

On Thursday, he was leading at the white flag but saw his chances vanish in the first turn when contact with another car sent him spinning into the infield. After Sundays feature, the 2010 USMTS National Champion drove into the infield and back to his pit stall with his 117th career victory and $5,000 richer.

From the outside of the front row, Hughes snagged the lead from the start, but third-row starter Jason Krohn quickly shot to the front and wrestled the lead away from him on the third lap. Rodney Sanders then moved in to challenge Hughes for the second spot. “We were just driving around there and Krohn kind of snuck under me and checked out”, Hughes said. “It gave me an opportunity to search around. I kind of had to search around. Rodney (Sanders) forced me out there a
little bit and made me find a line. Krohn tried to put distance between himself and the pack, but two early-race
cautions kept the field close. Hughes fought back after a lap-9 restart but was unable to regain the position. The two raced virtually side by side for the next eight laps before Hughes crossed beneath the flagstand with a bumper-sized advantage on lap 18.

I got to rolling around out there pretty good and got on the outside of Krohn. He seen it and moved up in that line and I had to move back down. We had a heck of a race up there. At the halfway mark, Krohn inched back ahead to lead the 20th lap but Hughes came roaring back again to retake the top spot with 21 down. He never gave the lead up again. Two late-race cautions did not deter Hughes, but made for some exciting battles behind the Watts, Okla., veteran.

After the final restart with ten laps remaining, Hunt for the USMTS Caseys Cup points leader Johnny Scott executed a couple of slide-jobs and follow-up cross-over moves with Rodney Sanders with Scott getting the upper hand and the runner-up paycheck at the finish. “It was a really good points night for us”, Scott said. I was a little worried when we got here because I didn’t draw very good and had a tough heat. We started tenth in the A Main and before we rolled out
I was just telling myself & Go out there and get a top five finish so we can keep that points lead.

Coming into the event with a one-point cushion over twin brother Stormy Scott, he extended his advantage 18 after four events in the championship chase.

“It’s going good for us so far, so hopefully we can finish that out for the rest of the Hunt”, Johnny Scott added.

Sanders, who swept both nights or racing here last month during the Silver Dollar Nationals, fended off a hard-charging Zack VanderBeek to take home the third spot while Krohn held on for a top-five finish. Saturday nights winner, Jeremy Payne, was sixth, Stormy Scott finished seventh, Kelly Shryock came from 17th on the starting grid to get the eighth spot, Chris Brown was ninth and rookie points leader Trevor Hunt rounded out the top 10.

After a two-day rest, the rugged USMTS road warriors are back at it again for five straight nights beginning Wednesday, Aug. 14, at the Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis., for the second half of the rain-delayed 15th Annual Masters.

From there the Hunt for the USMTS Caseys Cup soldiers on to the Rice Lake (Wis.) Speedway on Thursday; Mississippi Thunder Speedway in Fountain City, Wis., on Friday; Ogilvie (Minn.) Raceway on Saturday; and Granite City Speedway in Sauk Rapids, Minn., on Sunday.

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit www.usmts.com online or call 515-832-7944. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usmts, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/usmts or check out our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usmtstv.

Rodney Sanders Sweeps Silver Dollar Nationals; WMDTC Next

July 25th, 2013

Happy, Texas – Rodney Sanders enjoyed a wildly successful weekend during the 3rd Annual Silver Dollar Nationals at I-80 Speedway (Greenwood,Nebraska) as he powered his #20 Swan Energy/Kimrad Transport/MB Customs/Geddes Racing Engine Open Wheel Modified to back-to-back wins and collected almost $10,000 for his efforts.

Rodney Sanders won a thriller in United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) competition on Friday night as he topped Jason Hughes for the victory.

Thirty-six entries converged on the high-banked, 3/8 mile oval, and a win in his heat race sent Sanders to the redraw for the 30 lap feature event, where he was the recipient of the 5th starting spot. Rodney progressively worked his way forward through the top five early in the event, and by the race’s midway point he raced his way into the 2nd spot as he set his sights on the leader, Jason Hughes. The duo battled for the top spot for the next several laps before Sanders took control on lap 28. A caution on the white flag lap resulted in a two lap shootout to the checkers.

Unable to close the gap the first time around, Hughes found a sweet spot on the final lap and grinded through turns 3-4 to pull even with Sanders as they exited the final corner. As they crossed the finish line side by side, Sanders beat Hughes to the stripe by a mere 0.084 second to score the victory and pocket the $4,000 top prize. Hughes, meanwhile, settled for a disappointing runner-up finish after leading the first 28 of 30 laps. Bone Jr., Terry Phillips, and Trevor Hunt rounded out the top five finishers.

He wasn’t finished with business on Saturday night as he set his sights on another win. Preliminary action found him starting deep in the grid for a heat race, and with heavy and fast track conditions, passing would difficult. As a result he was forced to run a b-main, and would charge to a 2nd place finish to lock into the 15th starting spot for the 35 lap finale. Despite starting deep in the field Sanders had raced his way into the top five by lap 14 and would soon find himself in the 2nd position. On lap 23 Sanders shot past leader, Jason Hughes, for the top spot before going on to
lead the remainder of the event to score his 15th win of the season, which was $5,350. He also earned the Mesilla Valley Transportation Hard Charger Award for passing more cars than any other competitor in the feature. Full results from the events are available at www.USMTS.com .

Rodney also competed with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) over the course of the weekend in the $27,000-to-win event. With 55 Super Late Models entered Rodney fell short of locking into the feature via heat race action, but a 3rd place finish in his b-main locked him into the 27th starting spot for the 80 lap finale on Saturday evening. Unfortunately overheating issues early in the feature forced Sanders to retire to a 33rd place finish. Full results from the program are available at www.LucasDirt.com .

The upcoming weekend, July 24th-27th will take Rodney Sanders and the Swan Energy team to Deer Creek Speedway (Spring Valley, Minnesota) for the 3rd Annual World Modified Dirt Track Championship, which will culminate with a $20,000-to-win finale on Saturday night. For more information on this mega-event please visit www.USMTS.com .

Rodney Sanders would like to thank all of his sponsors including Swan Energy, Kimrad Transport, Special Care, Outreachers Sustainable Solutions, Swan Racing, Geddes Race Engines, MB Customs, Alaron Energy, B&L Satellite Rental, STSI, Integra Shocks, Keyser Manufacturing, C&R Radiators, Eibach Springs, All Star Custom Graphics, Charter Oak Production Company, Palmer Painting, D&G Contracting, FK Rod Ends, Fike’s Transmissions, Krohn Farms, Mars Race Cars, K&N Filters, Real Racing Wheels, 87 Automotive, Wichita Tank Racing, Hooker Harness, CMD Race Shocks, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.

For more information on Rodney Sanders, please visit http://www.RodneySandersRacing.net.

Owens Wins Barnburner at I-80 Speedway’s Silver Dollar Nationals

July 22nd, 2013

GREENWOOD, NE – In what will go down as one of the best races of 2013, Jimmy Owens wins the Third Annual Silver Dollar Nationals at I-80 Speedway tonight. Owens fought hard for the $27,000 pay day, battling several drivers throughout the race. He took the lead for the final time on lap 56 when race leader Ryan Gustin fell out after hitting the turn one wall following a restart. Gustin had charged all the way from his 34th starting spot, to grab the lead on lap 47. The event
was co-sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and the Lucas Oil MLRA.

Tony Jackson, Jr. started 14th, and charged to a second place finish. Current LOLMDS point’s leader, John Blankenship came from 12th to take third ahead of Jason Feger and Billy Moyer.

“I don’t know what to say,” said Owens afterwards as he took several deep breathes on a hot night in Nebraska. “The car was awesome all weekend! The track slicked off from top to bottom and we could run anywhere on it. Gustin had the car to beat. Once he passed me, I thought he was going to win it. I have seen what he can do in a modified, but to do it against these guys tonight, speaks highly of the talent he has.”

Feger started on the pole and led the first nine circuits until Owens forged ahead. Owens and Feger swapped the lead numerous times, as they raced their way through traffic. Gustin climbed to third behind Owens and Feger and on the lap 45 restart he bolted past Feger and take over second. A lap later Gustin took the lead from Owens.

Gustin held on to the lead until misfortune struck on lap 55. He got into the back of Kyle Berck’s car, causing significant damage to his car and bringing out the caution flag for Berck. Gustin fired into turn number one on the restart, but his ill-handling car rammed into the concrete wall causing even more damage, which ended his night after a magnificent run. Gustin was dejected in the pit area as he let a golden opportunity slip away. “I followed him (Berck) for a lap or two and he came down the track and I got into him. When you have Jimmy Owens behind you, you have to go.”

“I have to thank Mike Reece, Reece Monument Company, Gantte Appraisals, Cornett Racing Engines, and Bloomquist Race Cars,” said Owens, who recorded the 41st win of his LOLMDS career.

Jackson had his best career finish in LOLMDS competition and thought he had a shot at the end on Owens. “I thought I could catch him late in the race when he got into traffic a little bit. I was gaining on him, but he was just too fast. If we keep running like this, hopefully we can get out and run some more national shows with these Lucas Oil drivers. They are great to race with.”

Blankenship maintains his points lead in the series after taking home third. “We went out and hot lapped and broke an oil line. Thank you to my amazing crew for all of their hard work. We had a new Jay Dickens engine in and it ran really well here tonight. Congratulations to Jimmy and Tony.”

Completing the top ten were Billy Moyer, Will Vaught, Steve Francis, Brian Shirley, Dennis Erb Jr., and Travis Dickes.
Chris Simpson, Will Vaught, Tim Isenberg, Steve Francis, and Jason Feger won their respective 1st-round heat races. Don O’Neal, Brian Birkhofer, Tony Jackson Jr., Mike Marlar, and Jimmy Owens won their respective 2nd-round heat races.
The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will round out the month of July, starting on Friday night, July 26th, at Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex in Markleysburg, PA. The series will then head over to Hagerstown Speedway in Hagerstown, MD for
the annual Conococheague 50. Both events will include RED BUCK Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and 50-Lap, $10,000-to-win main events. For more information, log onto: www.roaringknob.com and www.hagerstownspeedway.com.

For the latest breaking news on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, log onto www.lucasdirt.com follow the series on www.facebook.com/lucasdirt and www.twitter.com/#!/lucasdirt.

Sanders nips Hughes in Silver Dollar Nationals opener

July 22nd, 2013

GREENWOOD, Neb.– Rodney Sanders stole the lead from Jason Hughes with two laps to go, and then held off the 2010 USMTS national champion following a green-white-checkered finish to top the first night of the 3rd Annual Silver Dollar Nationals at the I-80 Speedway.

After drawing the outside of the front row to start the 30-lap main event, Hughes took command when the green flag waved with polesitter Johnny Bone Jr. in hot pursuit.

Sanders started fifth and remained there for the first ten laps before finding his rhythm on the high side of the Kosiski familys high-banked 4/10-mile clay oval. He got around Jordan Grabouski for fourth on lap 11, passed Rick Beebe for third one lap later and then shot around the outside of Bone to take over second on the 13th orbit.

Getting around Hughes didnt come so easy, however. Using the bottom and middle of the racetrack, Hughes looked comfortable as he mirrored the same line each lap while Sanders pounded the deep cushion and occasionally polished the concrete barrier with his right rear tire as he searched for a way around the leader.

With three laps to go, the 23-year-old from Happy, Texas, suddenly found enough momentum to pull even with Hughes and they crossed beneath the flagstand most to tail. The next time around, Sanders completed the pass to lead lap 28.

Hughes nearly regained the spot as they exited turn 2, but the lapped car of Ryan Ruter forced Hughes to make a quick adjustment and Sanders powered back ahead. As the leaders took the white flag, the races third caution waved to set up a green-white-checkered finish. With Sanders and Bone now committed to the low side of the racing surface, Hughes took the long way around in a desperate attempt to take back the lead.

Unable to close the gap the first time around, Hughes found a sweet spot on the final lap and grinded through turns 3-4 to pull even with Sanders as they exited the final corner.

As they crossed the finish line side by side, Sanders beat Hughes to the stripe by a mere 0.084 second to score the victory and pocket the $4,000 top prize. Hughes, meanwhile, settled for a disappointing runner-up finish after leading the first 28 of 30 laps.

Bone recorded his best USMTS finish of the season with a third-place paycheck while Terry Phillips rebounded from an earlier spin to take fourth.

Fourteen-year-old rookie points leader Trevor Hunt finished fifth, with Zack VanderBeek, Beebe, Ken Schrader, Thomas Tillison Jr. and Brad Dierks rounding out the top 10 finishers.

Schrader, who started 22nd on the 25-car grid, earned the Mesilla Valley Transportation Hard Charger Award.

Round 2 of the Silver Dollar Nationals happens Saturday night with $3,000 earmarked for the winner of the USMTS Caseys Cup Series & Main. The event will also be the final race in the Arbor Masters Central Region presented by Day Motor Sports.

Despite mechanical troubles Friday night, Jeremy Payne needs only to take the green flag in his heat race to secure the regional points title and the $5,000 that goes with it. Hughes currently sits second in the rankings, followed by Johnny Scott, Kelly Shryock, VanderBeek, Stormy Scott, Tillison, Sanders, Hunt and Austin Siebert. The top 15 in final points plus any other driver with perfect attendance in the region will punch their ticket into the Hunt for the USMTS Caseys Cup and a chance to become the 2013 USMTS national champion.

More information about I-80 Speedway and the Silver Dollar Nationals can be found at www.i-80speedway.com.

For those fans unable to attend, the Silver Dollar Nationals will be available live via pay-per-view at DirtonDirt.com. Fans can place their pay-per-view orders now at www.dirtondirt.com/liveEvents.php.

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit www.usmts.com online or call 515-832-7944. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usmts, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/usmts or check out our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/USMTSTV.

Johnny Scott wins in Webster City

July 19th, 2013

WEBSTER CITY, Iowa– Johnny Scott took command early and remained in control to the finish Wednesday night as he captured the Ameriprise Financial & Clash of the Titans main event for the USMTS Caseys Cup Series at the Hamilton County Speedway in front a standing-room-only crowd.

Polesitter Ryan Ruter led the first two laps but Scott quickly powered around the outside in turn 4 to lead the third circuit. Two caution flags during the course of the race kept the track clear in front of Scott, and he was flawless on each restart to maintain his advantage from beginning to end.

It was the eighth win of the 2013 season for the 23-year-old from Las Cruces, N.M., and with lap money and other bonuses the $7,350 paycheck was the richest of his 20 career USMTS victories.

Rodney Sanders finished second and Dereck Ramirez was third. 2007 USMTS national champion Jason Krohn and two-time defending USMTS national champion Ryan Gustin came from the 11th and 12th starting spots to finish fourth and fifth, respectively.

Jason Hughes, rookie points leader Trevor Hunt, Daniel Hilsabeck, nine-time USMTS national champion Kelly Shryock and Zack VanderBeek completed the top 10.

Wednesdays event also wrapped up action in the Farm Boy BBQ Sauce Northern Region presented by Day Motor Sports. Despite finishing last in the feature, Stormy Scott held on to win the regional points title and the $5,000 payday that accompanies it.

Joey Jensen, VanderBeek, Ramirez, Johnny Scott, Lucas Schott, Hughes, Shryock, Hunt and Corey Dripps rounded out the top 10 in the final standings and assured themselves a spot in the Hunt for the USMTS Caseys Cup. Also locking themselves into The Hunt were Ron Jones, Daniel Hilsabeck, Pat Graham, Joey Galloway and Masen Big Eagle all of whom had perfect attendance in the region.

Also on the card Wednesday night was the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series with Jason Feger taking the win and $10,000 top prize. The series will join the USMTS again this Friday and Saturday, July 19-20, at the I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., for the 3rd Annual Silver Dollar Nationals.

Terry Phillips picked up the checkers in the USMTS Modified main event last year at I-80 while his former teammate, Jeremy Payne, captured the inaugural event win two seasons ago. The USMTS main events will pay up to $2,000 to win Friday and $3,000 on Saturday, with an additional $2,000 each night if the winner participates in the Big Dog Buy-In.

For those fans unable to attend, both events will be available live online via pay-per-view at DirtonDirt.com. Fans can place their pay-per-view orders now at www.dirtondirt.com/liveEvents.php.

More information about I-80 Speedway and the Silver Dollar Nationals can be found at www.i-80speedway.com.

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit www.usmts.com online or call 515-832-7944. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usmts, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/usmts or check out our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/USMTSTV.

Cornhusker Classic Makeup Schedule Announced

September 28th, 2006

On Saturday the pit gates will open at 2:00 p.m., with hot laps at 3:30 p.m. and racing starting at 4:00p.m. Wristbands from the Saturday night show of the rained out Cornhusker Classic will be honored on a “one for one basis” for a new pit pass. The full 2-day purse from the Cornhusker Classic will be paid for the IMCA/CNCTA late model and Grand National classes.

Front gates will open at 2:30 p.m. and the price for admission that night will be $13 for adults and $10 students. Those persons with a ticket from the Saturday night show of the Cornhusker Classic may present their ticket at the ticket booth and receive one ticket in exchange plus a $15 cash refund. Kids ages 10 and UNDER are always free at I-80 Speedway.

On Sunday the pit gates will open at 2:30 p.m., with drivers meeting at 4:30 p.m. and racing starting at 5:30p.m. Wristbands from the Saturday night show of the Cornhusker Classic that was rained out will be honored on a “one for one basis” for a new pit pass. Cost of a new pit pass for Sunday night is $30, and the full purse from the Cornhusker Classic will be paid in all classes.

The Grandstand Gates will open at 4:00 p.m. and the price for admission that night will be $20 for adults and $15 for students. Those with a ticket from the Saturday night show of the Cornhusker Classic may present their ticket at the ticket booth and receive one ticket plus a $10 cash refund. Kids ages 10 and UNDER are still admitted free.

Those fans and drivers that cannot attend the makeup races, can mail in their tickets and wrist bands to I-80 Speedway Refund, 5040 I Street, Omaha, NE 68817. Please be sure to include your name and complete return address with your request.

Nebraska Raceway Park is located off I-80 at exit 420 between Omaha and Lincoln and is home to I-80 Speedway, the Little Sunset Speedway go-kart track and Soaring Edge Motocross Park. The Speedway hosts events weekly from April through September. For race day track information call (402) 944-2233 or check out the official I-80 Speedway website at www.neracewaypark.com .

For more information the Omaha General Office can be contacted during normal business hours Monday thru Friday, 9am-5pm at 402-342-3453. The offices will be closed on Friday, September 29th.

Cornhusker Classic Draws 209 Cars Opening Night

September 23rd, 2006

The night started with the Grand National Heats that were won by Al Humphrey, Jay Burdic, Kyle Berck and Jason Hobscheidt.

The Stereo West Auto Toys Hobby Stock Heats were won by Jeremy Swanson, Jesse Sobbing and Kyle Vanover.

The first Pro-am Heat saw Shawn Bulin pick up the win over Dr. Nick Steier. But the 2nd heat got downright exciting as Marty Steinbach and Jason Cieslik dueled for the lead. But the 2 drivers tangled on the back stretch spinning out on the last lap and it opened the door for Joe Feyen to take the win.

The CNCTA/IMCA Late Models saw Fast Freddie Miller, Al Humphrey and Eddie Moore take heat race victories.

The Modified class saw heat race wins go to J.C. Wyman, Johnny “The Jet” Saathoff and Glenn Hibbard, who made the trip from Texas for the 2nd straight Year.

The WDRL Super Late Model heats were won by Brady Smith, Steve Kempt, Justin Fegers, point leader Denny Eckrich, Chad Simpson and Dave Eckrich.

The top 8 in passing points were Matt Furman, Fegers, Chad Simpson, Kelly Boen, Brian Harris, Steve Kosiski, Dave Eckrich and Kevin Kile. The Pole Dash was won by Boen over Simpson, Furman, Fegers, Harris, Kosiski, Dave Eckrich and Kile.

Chad Simpson survived 25-laps of wild, caution flag marred racing Friday night to grab the opening-night victory at the annual Cornhusker Classic, a WORLD Dirt Racing League PolyDome Late Model Series event here at I-80 Speedway.

Simpson led from flag-to-flag to secure his first ever WDRL feature race victory and collect the $2,500 top prize in the event, which attracted 64 Late Models from nine different states.

“It’s great to get that first WDRL win,” commented Simpson in AMSOIL Victory Lane. “We’ve struggled a lot this year, but hopefully we’re finally starting to getting things figured out.”

“We were hoping to get a couple of these things this year,” he added. “But the guys who you travel with on this series are just outstanding. On any given night there are 10 or 12 different guys who can win so you have to come with your ‘A-game’ and you’ve got to be on top of things.”

Simpson, who started on the outside front row, bolted into the lead on the opening circuit, powering off the banking out of turn two to outrun pole setter Kelly Boen.

“I knew it was going to be a key getting to the front right away,” noted Simpson. “There was a lot of momentum and speed right up against that cushion and I knew I had to get there.

Added Simpson, “I knew I had to beat him into that first corner, because I knew he was going to get in there pretty hard. We just ran her in there hard on that first lap.”

The 27-year old Mount Vernon, Iowa driver roared to a ten car length advantage over the second-place Boen by lap five, before the first of four caution flags appeared when Ed Kosiski slowed in turn three with a flat tire.

A second caution flag was waved a pair of laps later when Shelton, Nebraska’s Steve Kempt coasted to a halt in turn four, following a brief tangle with Davey Nall as the duo raced wheel-to-wheel through turns one and two.

The ensuing restart spelled disaster for a number of top contenders, when Boen and Brian Harris collided in turn four as the pair wrestled for the same spot on the race track, collecting series points leader Denny Eckrich, Papillion, Nebraska’s Steve Kosiski, and Cosgrove, Iowa’s Dave Eckrich in the multi-car melee. Both Harris’s and Denny Eckrich’s car were badly damaged in the mishap, with Eckrich suffering an apparent broken wrist as his race car slammed hard into the turn four guard rail.

When racing resumed, Simpson returned to the point, with Brady Smith wheeling into the runner-up position, followed closely by Mound, Minnesota hot-shoe Justin Fegers, Omaha’s John Anderson and southwest Iowa pilot Chris Spieker.

Caution flags again appeared on laps 11 and 13, but on each restart, Simpson was able to outmuscle the second-place running Smith to retain the advantage. Smith’s car number-2 pulled to the inside of the front-runner heading into turn one on lap 17, but as the two drivers roared out of turn four, Simpson again clung to a razor-thin advantage.

Over the final half dozen circuits, Simpson’s Five-Star Shop Service/MasterSbilt/Pro Power Chevrolet Monte Carlo was able to pull away from the Smith’s second-place entry, allowing the eastern Iowa driver to win the race to the flag by a handful of car lengths.

“The last ten laps, I was just pushing the car for all it had because I knew I had to,” said the winner. “I saw Brady (Smith) get underneath me that one time down in turn one, so I knew there was no messing around any more.”

“I just pushed it for all it had and this MasterSbilt race car just worked fantastic.”

Two-time WDRL champion Kyle Berck raced to a strong third place finish, with Boen, who came from the rear of the field following his lap-seven tangle, finishing fourth. Chris Simpson, who started 25th in the field finished fifth, followed by Chris Spieker, Dave Eckrich, and Trent Follmer.

NRP/I-80 Speedway is located between Omaha and Lincoln just north of I-80 exit 420 and runs the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series on Saturday and Sunday nights during their regular season; one of only two tracks in the USA to hold two NASCAR Dodge Weekly Sanctions. For more information, contact the NRP General Offices at 402-342-3453 during normal business hours or visit the web site at www.neracewaypark.com. On race days after 4pm, the track info line is 402-944-2233.

Eight Drivers Win Eight Features On Championship Night at I-80

September 20th, 2006

The first 25 lap NASCAR Dodge Weekly Racing Series Super Late Model “A” main event would see Al Zeitner jump to an early lead on lap one. Zeitner would get constant pressure from the #56 of Chris Spieker who started fourth, but “Awesome Al” would prevail as he led all 25 laps. Spieker would take second, followed by Clint Benson, John Anderson, and Jeff Tilley.

The second Super Latemodel “A” feature would see Joe Kosiski take the early lead from his outside row one starting position. Kosiski would maintain a comfortable lead over inside row one starter Corey Zeitner, but the car on the move was the #62 of Leon Zeitner. Leon would start 14th, and on lap 21 he would be in the third position. That same lap Corey Zeitner would come to a stop on the front stretch with a mechanical failure while running in the runner up position. “Lightning Leon” would give Kosiski a charge, but he would not be able to get around the #53. Kosiski would win his eleventh feature of the year. Leon Zeitner, Jeff Tilley, Points Champion Bryant Goldsmith, and John Anderson rounded out the top five.

With the win, Joe Kosiski also took the 2006 NASCAR Division II Championship.

Grand National “A” feature number one saw Brian Scott grab the race lead early on in the event. A quarter of the way into the 20 lap race, the 49 year old rookie Dwane Pospisil drove past Scott in his #2 machine. Pospisil would lead the rest of the way in the caution free event to take his first win of the season. Scott would finish second after making a late race charge for the lead. Gary Leapley, Trevor Millikan, and Shawn Harker were the remaining top five.

The second GN “A” main would see a 40 year veteran in Ron Tilley lead every lap in route to his first feature win of the season. Dave Doll would come home second. Harley Moen took third. Ron Tex Jr. finished fourth with Shawn Harker taking fifth. Dave Doll would win the points championship after picking up a top five and two top tens in the double features.

The first Home Pride Modified feature would have Adams County Speedway regular Dan Mueller charge from the 12th starting position to win. Jesse Dennis, Mike Johnson, Jerimiah Sillman, and Justin Clark finished second through fourth. Eventual points winner Brian Foote finished seventh after spinning out in his heat, and being involved in a pile up in the “B” main.

Foote would come back from his early misfortune to win the second Home Pride Modified “A” main. Mueller would once again start 12th, but he could only get second. Mueller would be followed across the line by Randy Foote, Stacey Wilhelm, and Matt Richards.

Stereo West Auto Toys Hobby Stock action would start with Jesse Sobbing taking a close win over Jeremy Swanson. The USA1 of Justin Leach took third, Chad Borgman came home fourth, and Rick Munson finished fifth.

The second feature had newcomer Max Harder taking the victory over a hungry Jeremy Auten. Auten would make contact with Harder more than once on the final lap, but Harder kept the car straight to take his first victory at I-80. Auten, Bob Kracher, Josh True, and Chad Borgman rounded out the top five.

Jesse Sobbing would win the points championship. Sobbing and Harder would also share the Tom & Tiff’s Family Restaurant $100 bonus with each taking $50 bucks.

Next Friday and Saturday is the annual Cornhusker Classic, featuring the cars and stars of the World Dirt Racing League. A total of six classes will be in action over the two day show. For more information visit the I-80 Speedway web site, www.neracewaypark.com

Nebraska Raceway Park is located off I-80 at exit 420 between Omaha and Lincoln and is home to I-80 Speedway, the Little Sunset Speedway go-kart track and Soaring Edge Motocross Park. The Speedway hosts events weekly from April through September. For race day track information call (402) 944-2233 or check out the official I-80 Speedway website at www.neracewaypark.com. The Omaha General Office can be contacted during normal business hours at 402-342-3453.

Race for the Chase Championship Winners Celebrate at I-80

September 17th, 2006

The Dodge Crate Late Model feature saw Mike Wallace take command on lap 2 from early leader Gary Joens Jr. Dave Doll came from an 11th place start to challenge Wallace by lap 5. But try as he might Doll could not make a pass on Wallace and had to settle for a 2nd place finish. For Wallace it was his 4th feature win of the year tying him with Dave Livingston and Jason Hobscheidt for the most wins. Ron Tex Jr. was 3rd while Hobscheidt edged Bill Leighton Jr. for 4th. But Leighton earned the Chase Championship. Livingston missed the nights action as he was with his wife at the hospital expecting a new arrival at any time.

Larry Robinson Jr. jumped to the early lead in the Certified Transmission Pro-Am Feature and looked like the car to beat until lap 6 when Rick Negrete passed him.

In a race that had 6 restarts, Negrete maintained the lead until lap 12 when Jason Cieslik took over. Negrete took the lead back with 3 laps left when Cieslik lost a wheel. But Shawn Bulin was set to break out of a month and a half dry spell, when he took the lead with one lap left. Negrete hung on for 2nd ahead of Dr. Nick Steier, point champion Scotty Hartman and Chad Sanders.

The Tobacco Free Nebraska Pro-Hornet feature saw Cory Hutchison take the early lead only to lose it on lap 3 to Steve England. Lindsey Yost was on the move though and by lap 7 she was 2nd. But she could not overtake England and had to settle for 2nd ahead of Joe McConnell, Cory Hutchison and Brandon Wergin. With her 2nd place finish Yost earned the Chase Championship.

The Trail Performance/Trade Center Automotive 305 Sprint Car’s were the only class to get in their double features. The first feature saw Michael Oliver win his 2nd feature of the year in a borrowed car. About a month ago Oliver had totaled his car at the Huskerland Nationals. Oliver swapped the lead with Trish Dover, before taking control on lap 6. Track newcomerJustin Schween closed fast to take 2nd from Dover at the end.

In the 2nd feature Matt Stephanson took the early lead only to lose it on the back chute to Dover. Dover then built nearly a half a lap lead before Schween could get to 2nd. Schween began to reel in Dover but ran out of laps and had to settle for another 2nd. Matthew Stelzer finished 4th in both features and earned the Championship by 2 points over Dover.

After an opening lap melee, Kyle Harpster took the early lead in the Sports Mod feature. Harry Nixon was involved in the opening lap mixup but fought his way back to take his 9th feature win of the year. Nixon also earned the Chase Championship over Floyd Richards, who finished 3rd in the feature.

The Tobacco Free Nebraska Novice Hornets feature saw Justin (The Soulman Jr.) Soule take the lead at the end of lap 1 from Nathan Brown. Soule then led the rest of the way for his second win of the year. Nate Christensen finished 2nd and was crowned the Chase Champion. At the end of this feature lightning was in the skies and with bad weather on the way the rest of the double features were scrubbed.

Next Friday night starts the 2 day Cornhusker Classic Championship featuring the WDRL Super Late Models, Grand Nationals, Modifieds, Hobby Stocks, Pro-Stocks (Pro-ams and Stock Cars) and the IMCA/CNCTA Late Models. Hot laps will be at 6:30 with racing getting under way at 7 with qualifying heats and a 25 lap WDRL feature. Saturday will have last chance races and A-Features topped by a 50 lap WDRL feature. Hot laps are tentaivley scheduled for 6 with racing getting under way at 6:30.

NRP/I-80 Speedway is located between Omaha and Lincoln just north of I-80 exit 420 and runs the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series on Saturday and Sunday nights during their regular season; one of only two tracks in the USA to hold two NASCAR Dodge Weekly Sanctions. For more information, contact the NRP General Offices at 402-342-3453 during normal business hours or visit the web site at www.neracewaypark.com. On race days after 4pm, the track info line is 402-944-2233.

Allstate, Craftsman Tools and Sarpy County Nights this Weekend at I-80

September 9th, 2006

Craftsman Tools presents the NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series on Sunday, September 10 th featuring the Dodge Super Late Models, Home Pride Pro Modifieds, Grand Nationals, and Stereo West Auto Toys Hobby Stocks. All drivers will receive a $5 gift card good for Craftsman Tools at your local Sears store and Craftsman Tools will provide $125 in gift cards to each A-feature winner. With the Craftsman certificates added, the Dodge Super Late Models will compete for $775, Grand Nationals for $375, Home Pride Modifieds for $525, and Stereo West Auto Toys for $350 which also includes Tom and Tiff’s Family Restaurant bonus of $100! Admission on Sunday is adults $10, seniors and students $8 and kids 10 and under are always FREE. On Sunday the pit gate opens at 4pm, the grandstand gate opens at 4:30pm, with hot laps at 6pm and racing at 6:30pm.

Upcoming events at I-80 Speedway include the conclusion of the Chase for the Championship on Saturday, September 16 th and Sunday September 17 th with the 2006 champions being crowned in each division. Also, the Kid’s Bike races presented by Shopko will be held on Sunday, September 17 th. The annual Cornhusker Classic will follow on Friday, September 22 nd and Saturday Sept 23 rd featuring the WDRL Super Late Models and 5 other action packed classes.

Nebraska Raceway Park is located off I-80 at exit 420 between Omaha and Lincoln and is home to I-80 Speedway, the Little Sunset Speedway go-kart track and Soaring Edge Motocross Park. The Speedway hosts events weekly from April through September. For race day track information call (402) 944-2233 or check out the official I-80 Speedway website at www.neracewaypark.com .

The Omaha General Office can be contacted during normal business hours Monday thru Friday, 9am-5pm at 402-342-3453.

Kosiski Doubles Up on Labor Day Weekend at I-80

September 5th, 2006

The first 25 lap NASCAR Dodge Weekly Racing Series Super Latemodel “A” feature event would see a series of cautions during the opening laps. When the race got underway it was Joe Kosiski who took the lead from his sixth place starting position. With Kosiski out front, the car on the move was the #28 of Billy Leighton Jr. Leighton would enter the second spot by lap nine, he would then set sail for Kosiski. “Billy The Kid” would pull next to Kosiski for the top spot just before the half way mark. Kosiski and Leighton battled side by side until Kosiski pulled away after Leighton experienced power steering failure. Kosiski stayed out front for the remaining laps as he went on to take the double checkered flags. Leighton would finish second, followed by points leader Bryant Goldsmith, Mike Wallace, and Al Zeitner. Co-NASCAR Divisional points leader Ed Kosiski would finish 17th after experiencing a form of engine failure with four laps remaining.

The second Dodge Super Latemodel “A” main saw Leon Zeitner jump to an early lead. Zeitner would stay out front during three caution periods in the first five laps. While Zeitner maintained the point, Grand Island driver Davey Nall would take his #1 to the runner up position. Lap seven would see Nall cruise pass Zeitner for the top spot. As laps started to diminish, it was Joe Kosiski who was driving through the field. With five laps to go Kosiski would sneak by Nall in lap traffic. Nall would not give up as he diced back under Kosiski with three to go. Kosiski then made the final pass for the lead one lap later as he drove by Nall on the outside. Kosiski picked up his second win of the night and tenth win of the season. Nall and Bryant Goldsmith were second and third, while Zeitner and Jerry Warner rounded out the top five.

The 18 lap Home Pride Modified feature seen a battle between father and son Carlson on lap one. Son Nick would just edge out papa Scott at the finish line to lead the first circuit. Nick would keep the point until lap five, that’s when last weeks winner J.C. Wyman took the lead after starting 12th. Wyman would then never look back as he took his second win of the season, and second of the chase. Nick Carlson, Brian Foote, Matt Richards, and Randy Foote rounded out the top five.

The Grand National “A” main would see an exciting conclusion as Dave Doll, Andrew Kosiski, and Dave Livingston all battled for the top spot. Doll would be able to prevail as he took the high line around the speedway. Livingston would pass Kosiski for second, while Rick Stolley edged out Dave Cook for fourth.

The 15 lap Stereo West Auto Toys Hobby Stock “A” feature would have some of the best racing of the night. As Jeremy Swanson took the lead, being followed by Tom Myers and Justin Leach, the real race was for fourth. That’s when 13 cars would battle for the position. There would be some bumping and banging, but all drivers would keep their cars heading in the right direction. After it was all said and done, Swanson held on for the win. Rounding out the top five were Myers, Leach, Chris Vannausdale, and Josh True. With the win, Jeremy Swanson picks up the $100 Tom & Tiff’s Family Restaurant bonus.

Nebraska Raceway Park is located off I-80 at exit 420 between Omaha and Lincoln and is home to I-80 Speedway, the Little Sunset Speedway go-kart track and Soaring Edge Motocross Park. The Speedway hosts events weekly from April through September. For race day track information call (402) 944-2233 or check out the official I-80 Speedway website at www.neracewaypark.com. The Omaha General Office can be contacted during normal business hours at 402-342-3453

2006 Dodge Super Latemodel NASCAR Divisional Standings
Pos. Car # Driver Points
1) 53 Joe Kosiski 770
2) 9 Ed Kosiski 690
3) 62 Leon Zeitner 672
4) 24 Bryant Goldsmith 604
5) 76 Al Zeitner 558
6) 80 Scott Koskovich 538
7) 28 Billy Leighton Jr. 536
8) 89 Jerry Warner 476
9) 1L Mike Wallace 476
10) 33 Jeff Tilley 456

Action is Hot and Heavy in Week Three of the Chase

August 28th, 2006

The Certified Transmission Pro-am 18 lap feature saw Rick Negrete jump to the early lead. But point leader Scotty Hartman got a good jump from his 6th row outside start and by lap 2 he was up to second. On lap 5 Hartman took the lead with Chad Sanders and Jason Cieslik giving chase. Cieslik moved into second on lap 12 and proceeded to make this a close race. On the last lap out of turn 4 Cieslik dropped to the inside of Hartman and got right up alongside of him. But Hartman was not to be denied and powered to his 6th win of the year and third straight in the Race for the Chase. Cieslik held on to second ahead of Sanders, Terry Cleveland and Nick Hermsen.

The Dodge Crate Late Model 20 lap feature saw Tony Leonardo grab the early lead with Shawn Harker right behind him. As they completed lap 1 Harker had the lead. Jason Hobscheidt started the feature on the inside of row 4 and by lap 3 he was up to 4th. On lap 5 Hobscheidt took the lead and sped away from the rest of the field.

Point leader Billy Leighton Jr. moved to second on lap 10 but could not reel in Hobscheidt. For Hobscheidt it was his 4th win of the season. Brad Perdue grabbed third ahead of Harker, Brad Soll and Craig Preble.

The Sports Mod feature saw Larry Robinson Sr. take the early lead only to have “Fearless Floyd” Richards pass him out of turn 3. Richards maintained the lead til the bitter end picking up his 4th feature win of the year. In doing so Richards took over the point lead by 2 over Robinson and Harry Nixon. Nixon’s car had transmission problems in the heat race, so he jumped into Mike Christiansen’s car and came home with a 6th place finish. Jim Hendricks had his best finish of the year in third ahead of Jim Fritz and Lacey Tuttle.

The Tobacco Free Nebraska Pro-Hornets feature belonged to Austin Kurtzer who led from start to finish. Kurtzer had several bad weeks that saw hin drop from first to ninth in points. So with a low point average he started on the outside front row. Brandon Wergin made an attempt to stay close, but had to settle for 2nd ahead of Point leader Lindsey Yost, Kevin Stanzel and Joe McConnell.

The TFN Novice Hornet feature Deanna Wallace and Sara Doll broke out front With Wallace taking the lead in turn 2. Point leader Nate Christensen took the lead on lap 4 and cruised to his 9th feature win. Justin Soule came on to finish 2nd ahead of Steve McConnell, Thomas Liechti and Will McConnell.

NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series action continues next Saturday with the start of The Labor Day Weekend Extravaganza with double Late Model features along with the Pro-ams, Sports Mods and Tobacco Free Nebraska Hornets. The grandstands open at 4:30 with hot laps at 6:30 and racing set to get under way at 7.

NRP/I-80 Speedway is located between Omaha and Lincoln just north of I-80 exit 420 and runs the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series on Saturday and Sunday nights during their regular season; one of only two tracks in the USA to hold two NASCAR Dodge Weekly Sanctions. For more information, contact the NRP General Offices at 402-342-3453 during normal business hours or visit the web site at www.neracewaypark.com. On race days after 4pm, the track info line is 402-944-2233.

Engine Building Contest Highlights I-80 Action

August 24th, 2006

As a special bonus to I-80 Speedway racers on this night, Craftsman Tools will give each driver a $5 gift card and each feature winner will be presented with $125 in gift card good at area Sears stores. With the added Craftsman Tools bonus cards the Late Models will be racing for $525 to win, the Certified Transmission Pro-Ams $325 to win, the B-Mods $250 to win and the pro Hornets $185 to win.

Ticket prices for Saturday’s events are $8 for adults, $7 for seniors and students, and kids ages 10 and under are FREE. The grandstands open at 4:30pm, hot laps are scheduled for 6:30pm and the racing action set to begin at 7:00pm.

Craftsman Tools will present the NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series on Sunday, August 27th. All drivers will receive a $5 gift card good for Craftsman Tools at local Sears stores and Craftsman Tools will provide $125 in gift cards to each A-feature winner. With the Craftsman certificates added, the Dodge Super Late Models will compete for $775, NRP Grand Nationals for $375, Home Pride Modifieds for $525, and Stereo West Auto Toys for $350 which also includes Tom and Tiff’s Family Restaurant $100 bonus! The Dr. Danger Daredevil show scheduled for the evening has been cancelled.

Admission on Sunday is adults $10, seniors and students $8 and kids 10 and under are always FREE. On Sunday the pit gate opens at 4pm, the grandstand gate opens at 4:30pm, with hot laps at 6pm and racing at 6:30pm.

Upcoming events at I-80 Speedway include the Labor Day Weekend Extravaganza featuring the NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series with double Late Model Features on Saturday, September 2nd. Nebraska-Iowa Supply nd Sunoco Race Fuels will present the second day of the Labor Day Weekend Extravaganza featuring the NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series with Double Late Model Features on Sunday, September 3rd.

Nebraska Raceway Park is located off I-80 at exit 420 between Omaha and Lincoln and is home to I-80 Speedway, the Little Sunset Speedway go-kart track and Soaring Edge Motocross Park. The Speedway hosts events weekly from April through September. For race day track information call (402) 944-2233 or check out the official I-80 Speedway website at www.neracewaypark.com . The Omaha General Office can be contacted during normal business hours Monday thru Friday, 9am-5pm at 402-342-3453.

Goldsmith Grabs Super Latemodel Win at I-80

August 22nd, 2006

The 25 lap NASCAR Dodge Weekly Racing Series “A” main event would see the #26JR of Corey Zeitner take the early lead. Zeitner would maintain the top spot, but the car on the move was the #24 of Bryant Goldsmith. Goldsmith, who started fourth row outside, would make his way up to third by lap six. He would then launch by Zeitner for the lead at the half way point. Goldsmith would race to a straightaway lead until lap 22, thats when the yellow would fly for Robbie Andersen who hit the front stretch wall. Under the yellow, the current NWRS National Points Leader Joe Kosiski headed pit side with a flat left front tire. Kosiski would come back to finish 13th. Goldsmith would survive another late race caution and go on to take his first victory at the I-80 Speedway. Scott Koskovich would have a great second place run, he would be followed by Ed Kosiski, Leon Zeitner, and Billy Leighton Jr.

The Home Pride Modified feature event would be a caution fest. The 18 lap feature would have seven yellows in the first eleven laps. During all the yellows J.C. Wyman would inherit the lead. Wyman ended up being the class of the field as he was unchallanged for the top spot. With the win, Wyman jumped from ninth in points to inside the top five. Bob Zoubek, Jerimiah Sillman, Jeremy Leiting, and Stacey Wilhelm rounded out the top five.

Ron Tex Jr. would take the lead early in the the Grand National “A” feature. The race would go 20 laps straight and Tex would take the feature win over Gary Leapley and Joey Bauer Jr. Points leader Dave Livingston finished fourth with Brad Perdue taking fifth.

The 15 lap Stereo West Auto Toys Hobby stock feature saw Ron Allen take the early lead on lap one. By lap two, 12th place starter and current points leader Jesse Sobbing would take the lead. Sobbing would then never look back as he took his fourth win of the season, and his second in a row. Sobbing would also receive the $100 Tom & Tiff’s Family Restaurant bonus. Jerod Weston and Jeremy Swanson would finish second and third after they both started in the seventh row. Josh True and Tom Myers rounded out the top five.

Nebraska Raceway Park is located off I-80 at exit 420 between Omaha and Lincoln and is home to I-80 Speedway, the Little Sunset Speedway go-kart track and Soaring Edge Motocross Park. The Speedway hosts events weekly from April through September. For race day track information call (402) 944-2233 or check out the official I-80 Speedway website at www.neracewaypark.com. The Omaha General Office can be contacted during normal business hours at 402-342-3453.

Hartman Makes it Two-in-a-Row in Chase

August 20th, 2006

The Certified Transmission Pro-am 18 lap feature saw Larry Robinson Jr. jump out front from his outside front row start. Robinson looked like he would be heading to the winners circle until lap 6 when he retired with a flat tire. Shawn Bulin inherited the lead at this point. But Hartman was on the move taking over second on lap 8 when Thad Thomson spun out. Hartman took the lead on lap 10 and then survived a restart on lap 11 to record his 2nd straight win in the Race for the Chase and fifth win overall. Bulin held on to 2nd ahead of Joe Feyen, Shane Bales and Terry Cleveland. Nick Steier, Chad Sanders, Ray Dessel, Jeff Atkins and Jason Cieslik rounded out the top 10.

The Dodge Crate Late Model 20 lap feature started out with a bang as five cars tangled in turn 4 bringing out the red flag. It started when Todd Morgan got sideways and collected the cars of Scott Green, Shawn Harker, Kortney Kosiski and Kenny Edwards. Green and Harker were able to restart but the others went to the pits. When the green Flew again Trevor Millikan jumped out to the early lead ahead of Livingston. But by the time the first lap ended Livingston had the lead in a brand new car. But the car was pushing in the corners and Livingston wore himself out trying to keep the car turning left. Livingston managed to put it away after a restart on lap 17 and recorded his first win since July eighth and his 4th of the year. Dave Doll had a strong finish to come home second ahead of Billy Leighton Jr., Ron Tex Jr. and Scott Carlson. Leighton reclaimed the point lead as Jason Hobscheidt finished 8th.

The B-Mod feature saw Jim Hendricks grab the early lead only to lose it to Harry Nixon in turn 3. Nixon would be challenged by Roger Harpster first and the Daryl Weilage late. Weilage was just inside his rear quarter as the checkered flag fell. Harpster held on to third ahead of Floyd Richards and Jim Fritz. For Nixon it was his 7th win of the season. But Weilage took over the point lead by 1 over Nixon.

The Tobacco Free Nebraska Pro-Hornets saw Austin Kurtzer take the early lead, but by lap 3 Cory Hutchison was challenging. Hutchison took the lead on lap 6 but lost it on the next lap to second generation driver, Joe McConnell in the M & M’s #36. McConnell held on for his first win of the season over Jamie Spanel, Lindsey Yost, Steve England and Travis Meyer.

The TFN Novice Hornet feature saw another McConnell brother, Steve, take the early lead over Nathan Brown. McConnell would hold the lead til lap 6 when point leader Nate Christensen passed him. Christensen went on to record his eighth feature win of the year. Kelson Kurtzer closed strong to take 2nd ahead of Steve McConnell, Brown and Will McConnell.

NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series action continues next Saturday with the Crate Late Models, Pro-ams, B-Mods, Pro-Hornets and Novice Hornets. Hot laps are at 6:30 with the first green flag dropping at 7. It will Cookies Food Products night with a kids candy grab at intermission.

NRP/I-80 Speedway is located between Omaha and Lincoln just north of I-80 exit 420 and runs the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series on Saturday and Sunday nights during their regular season; one of only two tracks in the USA to hold two NASCAR Dodge Weekly Sanctions. For more information, contact the NRP General Offices at 402-342-3453 during normal business hours or visit the web site at www.neracewaypark.com. On race days after 4pm, the track info line is 402-944-2233.

Ballou Takes Huskerland Non-Winged Nationals

August 19th, 2006

Ballou started the feature on the inside of the 3rd row and as the green flag flew Jon Stanbrough jumped out to the early lead. But it was a short lived lead as Levi Jones passed him going into turn 3. Jones, last years Huskerland victor, held the top spot until lap 9 when Bud Kaeding passed him. But Ballou was on the move taking 3rd on lap 8, 2nd on lap 12 and then the lead on lap 14. With 4 laps left, a yellow closed up the field.

But Ballou was not to be denied. A lap 17 yellow put Kaeding on his rear bumper. But once again Ballou stayed out front and took the checkers first with Kaeding 2nd for the 2nd straight year. Stanbrough, Jones and Jay Hollingsworth rounded out the top 5.

Cory Kruseman came into the night leading the points, but an 11th place finish will put him probably 3rd behind Stanbrough and Kaeding heading to Wichita.

The ASCS feature saw Billy Alley and Mike Chadd on the front row after winning the first 2 heats. Alley took control from the start in the Mark Burch owned 1M machine. Jack Dover was right behind Alley in second. But mechanical woes sidelined Dover early in the race. Jeff Mitrisin came on and grabbed 2nd place on lap 19 and held off Justin Henderson at the finish. Mechanical woes beset point leader Toby Chapman and he finished eighteenth. Rick Ideus came home with a third place finish ahead of Mark Pace and John Corbin.

The Trail Performance/Trade Center Automotive 305 Sprint Car feature saw Michael Oliver take the early lead ahead of Matthew Stelzer and Trish Dover. Dover’s night ended early with a broken driveline. Stelzer took the lead on lap 3 and stayed there the rest of the way. With 4 laps left Oliver got too high going into turn 4 and got on top of the wall with the wheel fence catching him and keeping him on the track, The car was destroyed but Oliver was ok. Michael Brown came on to take 2nd after Steve Hurst’s car suffered mechanical woes.

The Tobacco Free Nebraska Hornets ran twin A-Features as there were 33 cars on hand. In the first feature Kevin Stanzel and Lindsey Yost battled for the early lead with Yost taking the lead in turn 3. But Stanzel took the lead on lap 2 and went on to record his first win of the year. Yost held on for 2nd ahead of Austin and Kelson Kurtzer.

In the 2nd feature no less then five cars battled for yhe early lead with Perry Soule Taking command in turn 3. His closest competition was from Rick Havenridge, but Soule held on to win the race.

The Wild N Wacky trailer races saw Eric Johnson win over Scott Potthoff as they dodged debris on the track from other trailers.

NRP/I-80 Speedway is located between Omaha and Lincoln just north of I-80 exit 420 and runs the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series on Saturday and Sunday nights during their regular season; one of only two tracks in the USA to hold two NASCAR Dodge Weekly Sanctions. For more information, contact the NRP General Offices at 402-342-3453 during normal business hours or visit the web site at www.neracewaypark.com. On race days after 4pm, the track info line is 402-944-2233.

Hartman, Weilage & Morgan Open Race for the Chase with Wins

August 6th, 2006

The first feature on the track was the Certified Transmission Pro-am’s 18 lap event that saw Shane Bales jump into the early lead. But point leader Scotty Hartman shot through the field from his 12th hole start. By the end of lap 2 Hartman had the lead and never looked back as he won his 4th feature of the year. Bales hung on to 2nd, his best finish of the year while Joe Feyen took 3rd ahead of Chad Sanders and Shawn Bulin.

The Tobacco Free Nebraska Pro-Hornets were up next. Car count was down to 20 so there was only 1 feature run. Travis Meyer took the early lead and held it for the first 6 laps. But mechanical problems caught up to him and Brandon Wergin inherited the lead. Cory Hutchison made it a race to close to call at the checkers, but he was set back a spot for over aggressive driving and Wergin picked up his 2nd win of the year.

Perry Soule finished 3rd after Cory Askeland was set back four spots for over aggressive driving, with Lindsey Yost taking 4th.

The B-Mod feature saw 12 cars take the green with Roger Harpster taking the early lead. But by the end of lap 1 50 year old Rookie Daryl Weilage had the lead he would never lose although Floyd Richards applied the pressure in the closing laps. Going into the night Harry Nixon was leading the points, but a mid race incident saw Nixon flip his car between the 3rd and 4th turn. He was done for the night as was second in the points Jim Fritz. Larry Robinson Sr. finished 3rd and took over the point lead with Weilage moving to 2nd in points.

In the TFN Novice Hornet feature Trish Hultgren took the early lead. But by the end of lap 1 Amanda Leonardo had the lead. On lap 2 Nate Christensen took over the lead after starting in the 12th position. Christensen went on to record his 7th win of the season with Leonardo in 2nd and Justin (Soulman Jr) Soule in third.

The Dodge Crate Late Model 20 lap feature saw Todd Morgan taking a commanding early lead while Ron Tilley and Ron Tex Jr. battled for 2nd. Tilley took control of second on lap 9 and held it til a lap 15 restart when Scott Carlson got past him. Carlson had a shot at Morgan in the closing laps but bobbled with one to go and Morgan took his 2nd win of the year. Jason Hobscheidt finished 3rd and took over the point lead from Billy Leighton Jr., by one point as Leighton finished 5th behind Tilley.

NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series action continues next Saturday with the Crate Late Models, Pro-ams, B-Mods, Pro-Hornets and Novice Hornets. Hot laps are at 6:30 with the first green flag dropping at 7. It will be Sarpy County night with all residents of Sarpy County being admitted free with proper id.

NRP/I-80 Speedway is located between Omaha and Lincoln just north of I-80 exit 420 and runs the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series on Saturday and Sunday nights during their regular season; one of only two tracks in the USA to hold two NASCAR Dodge Weekly Sanctions. For more information, contact the NRP General Offices at 402-342-3453 during normal business hours or visit the web site at www.neracewaypark.com. On race days after 4pm, the track info line is 402-944-2233.

Coca-Cola Night, Kids Bike Races plus Craftsman Tools at I-80

August 4th, 2006

Craftsman Tools will present the NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series on Sunday, August 6th. All drivers will receive a $5 gift card good for Craftsman Tools at your local Sears store and Craftsman Tools will provide $125 in gift cards to each A feature winner.

Also on tap, the Speedway will host for the first time the Southeast Community College DiamlerChrysler College Automotive Program Engine Building contest at intermission with special scholarships totaling $1,500 being awarded to the contestants in honor of Larry Protaskey, a long time official of the Speedway who recently passed away.

With the Craftsman certificates added, the Dodge Super Late Models will compete for $775, NRP Grand Nationals for $375, Home Pride Modifieds for $525, and Stereo West Auto Toys for $350 which also includes Tom and Tiff’s Family Restaurant $100 bonus!

Admissions on Sundays are Adults $10, Seniors and Students $8 and Kids 10 and under are always FREE. On Sunday the pit gate opens at 4pm, the grandstand gate opens at 4:30pm, with hot laps at 6pm and racing at 6:30pm.

Saturday, August 12th is Sarpy County Night at I-80 Speedway. All residents of Sarpy County will get in for FREE with proof of I.D. The Late Models, Certified Transmission Pro Ams, B-Modifieds, Tobacco Free Nebraska Pro Hornets, and Tobacco Free Nebraska Novice Hornets will all be in action.

Shopko presents the Kid’s Bike Races on Sunday, August 13th at I-80 Speedway. The Dodge Super Late Models, Home Pride Modifieds, NRP Grand Nationals, and Stereo West Auto Toys Hobby Stocks will all be in action.

On Tuesday, August 15th, I-80 Speedway presents for the 1st time ever, the Non-Wing 410 Sprint Bandit Nationals and ASCS 360 Midwest Region Sprint Cars all in the same night! The show will also feature the 305 Sprint Cars, Tobacco Free Nebraska Pro Hornets and the Wacky Trailer Races. Grandstands open at 5:30pm, Hot Laps at 6:45pm with racing action at 7:30pm.

Discounted advance purchase tickets are on sale now by calling the Omaha General Office at 402-342-3453. Advance purchase ticket prices are $15 for Adults and $10 for students and seniors. Tickets for children 10 and under, who will be admitted free, are available on the day of the show. Day of Show ticket prices are Adults $20, seniors and students $15 and children 10 and under are FREE!

Nebraska Raceway Park is located off I-80 at exit 420 between Omaha and Lincoln and is home to I-80 Speedway, the Little Sunset Speedway go-kart track and Soaring Edge Motocross Park. The Speedway hosts events weekly from April through September. For race day track information call (402) 944-2233 or check out the official I-80 Speedway website at www.neracewaypark.com . The Omaha General Office can be contacted during normal business hours Monday thru Friday, 9am-5pm at 402-342-3453.

Spieker, Kosiski, and Berck Take Latemodel Feature Wins at I-80

August 1st, 2006

The first annual I-80 Speedway Race of Champions would have Alex Humphrey and Clint Bowyer lead the field to the green flag. Neither would lead the first lap as third place starter Brian Harris jumped to the early lead. Harris would lead the first five circuits until lap six when the #33z of Kyle Berck would motor his way to the point. Lap ten would see the only caution period of the race as Ed Kosiski came to a stop in turn two. After the restart, the event would turn into a two horse race between Berck and the 2004 I-80 Speedway Track Champion Chris Spieker. Spieker and Berck would race side by side for many laps until Spieker’s #33 would finally get by to take the lead on lap 18. Berck wouldn’t give up so easily as he would get back by Spieker with only four laps to go. Spieker would stay on the top of the track and pass Berck on the next lap, this time for good. Spieker would go on to take the win in the 25 lap event; followed by Berck, Kelly Boen, Jason Hobsheidt, and Joe Kosiski.

The 25 lap NASCAR Dodge Weekly Racing Series “A” feature event saw Jerry Warner take the early race lead from his outside row two starting spot. Warner would stay out front with Bryant Goldsmith running second when the yellow flew for a spinning Alonzo Grosse. When the race got back under way it was still Warner out front, but Ed Kosiski would jump into second after restarting fifth. Kosiski would then pass Warner on lap 15. Ed Kosiski then drove his #9 Dodge to his first win of the season. Joe Kosiski finished second. Goldsmith and Warner were third and fourth. Kyle Berck would bring home fifth.

Bill Bader Jr. would grab the early lead in the 18 lap Home Pride Modified feature. Lap six would see outside front row starter Bob Zoubek get by Bader for the top spot. The big mover of the night was the #96j of Johnny “The Jet” Saathoff. “Jet” would pull into the second position on lap seven, he would then race Zoubek for the win. Saathoff would get along side of Zoubek’s #5s, but he could not make the pass. Zoubek went on to win his first race of the season. Saathoff, Bill Hull, Mike Johnson, and Randy Foote rounded out the top five.

After winning the “B” Feature, Nextel Cup Rookie Clint Bowyer drove to a seventh place finish in his #79 modified.

The Grand National “A” main would see a six car accident on lap one, with Nextel Cup star Carl Edwards getting the worse end of the deal. When racing resumed it was Carl’s little brother Kenny taking the lead in his #25. Kenny Edwards would jump to a straightaway lead until lap nine when Rookie Dwane Pospisil would spin. When the yellow flag came out, third position belonged to veteran Kyle Berck. Berck would pass both Edwards and second place runner Dave Cook on the restart, he would then drive on to victory. Points Leader Dave Livingston would finish second, followed by Kenny Edwards, Dave Doll, and Rick Stolley.

Just like in the Modified, Clint Bowyer would win the Grand National “B” feature. He would then race his #07 Jack Daniel’s machine to a seventh place in the feature.

Jesse Sobbing would win the Stereo West Auto Toys Hobby Stock feature event after first and second place runners Chuck Madden Jr and Josh True tangled on the last lap. Sobbing picked up the $100 Tom & Tiff’s Family Restaurant bonus. Tom Myers, Rick Munson, Jeremy Auten, and Bob Kracher rounded out the top five.

With this being the last week to get into the Chase for the Championship, the following drivers made the top ten in points.

Dodge Super Latemodels: Joe Kosiski, Ed Kosiski, Leon Zeitner, Al Zeitner, Bryant Goldsmith, Scott Koskovich, Billy Leighton Jr., Clint Benson, Jeff Tilley, and Mike Wallace.

Home Pride Modifieds: Brian Foote, Mike Johnson, Jerimiah Sillman, Justin Clark, Scott Carlson, Bill Bader Jr., Mike Meyer, Nick Carlson, J.C. Wyman, and Mike Lineberry.

Grand National: Dave Livingston, Dave Doll, Dave Cook, Harley Moen, Joey Bauer, Brian Scott, Brad Soll, Jody Krug, Ron Tilley, and Todd Hipnar.

Stereo West Auto Toys Hobby Stocks: Jesse Sobbing, Tom Myers, Jeremy Auten, Chad Bassinger, Josh True, Justin Leach, Bob Kracher, George Whitmore, Greg Houdesheldt, and Jeremy Smith.

Nebraska Raceway Park is located off I-80 at exit 420 between Omaha and Lincoln and is home to I-80 Speedway, the Little Sunset Speedway go-kart track and Soaring Edge Motocross Park. The Speedway hosts events weekly from April through September. For race day track information call (402) 944-2233 or check out the official I-80 Speedway website at www.neracewaypark.com. The Omaha General Office can be contacted during normal business hours at 402-342-3453.

NASCAR’s Edwards and Bowyer Gear up for Race of Champions

July 26th, 2006

Sunday, July 30th brings us one of the biggest nights of the year featuring Nextel Cup Stars Carl Edwards and Clint Bowyer Night plus the NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series Sunday classes. You’ll get to see NASCAR Cup Stars Carl Edwards and Clint Bowyer challenge the NRP Grand Nationals with Bowyer also racing in the Home Pride Pro Modified Division. As a special bonus you’ll also see I-80 Speedway’s Champions battle it out in the first ever I-80 Speedway Race of Champions. Invitees include Kelly Boen, John Anderson, Kyle Berck, Chris Spieker, Brian Harris, Eddie Moore, Alex Humphrey, Ron Tex, Jr., Billy Leighton Jr., John Hampel, Shawn Harker, Joe Kosiski, Josh Krug, Joey Bauer Jr., Ed Kosiski and Steve Kosiski.

Fans can also vote for their favorite Grand National driver this week if they’re signed up on the I-80 Speedway emailing list. The driver garnering the most votes by the close of balloting at 5pm on Friday, July 28 th will be added to the ROC. The A feature winner of the Grand National division on Sunday night will also be entered if they’re not already in the event.

Reserved grandstand tickets are $23.00 per seat for all ages. Bleacher pricing is $18.00 for adults and $15.00 for seniors (62+) and students (11-17). Kids 10 and under are FREE Kids are FREE in bleachers only and are only available on the day of the show. Gates open at 4:00, autograph session begins at 4:30-5:20, hot laps are 6:00 and racing begins approximately at 6:30pm. For further information visit our web site at www.neracewaypark.com or call our general offices from 9am to 5pm, Monday thru Friday at 402-342-3453.

With less than a week before the “Chase For The Championship” begins, drivers in both the Saturday and Sunday night race divisions at I-80 Speedway will have one final night to pick up those valuable points this weekend. The point system, patterned after the NASCAR Nextel Cup “Chase For The Championship” will see the point standings for all divisions reset after this weekend’s action. Drivers that are in 11th place and below in 2006 points will remain with the same point total as before the point reset. However, the point leader will be reset with a total 80 points greater than the 11th place position. Each position below the leader will be reset with 3 less points per position through 10th place.

With tight point battles in numerous divisions, drivers will be going all out in an attempt to make the top ten. In the Saturday night Late Model division, Curt Drake sits in 10 th spot with 310 points and only a slim 8 point margin between himselfand the 9th place driver of Ron Tex, Jr. The 2x of Andrew Kosiski sits in 11th with 304 points and Shawn Harker and Trevor Millikan tied for 12th with 298 points. The 2D of Todd Morgan sits only 18 points back from tenth with 292 points. The Pro Am division has 2 drivers within 10 points of each other for the 10 th place spot. Jeff Kupke holds down 10 th entering this weekend’s action with 334 points followed by Chad Sanders with 326 points and Melvin Leonard with 324 points. In the B-Modifieds, the #20 of B2 Motorsports is set in 10th, only 34 points behind Mike Christensen. In Tobacco Free Nebraska Pro Hornet action, a total of only 8 points separate drivers currently in the 9 th through 12 th spots in the point standings.Joe McConnell is currently in 9 th with 338 points and Mike Boehmer just 4 points back with 334 points. Another four points back is Brandon Wergin and Steve England with 330 points. In Tobacco Free Nebraska Novice Hornet division, Amanda Leonardo sits in 10th with 314 points with Mollee Collins 30 points behind with 284.

The battle for the top ten is no less intense in the NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series divisions that race on Sunday nights. The Dodge Super Late Models have a 3-way tie for 7th-9th with Bill Leighton, Jr., Jeff Tilley, and Clint Benson all with 384 points. Dan Mick sits in 10th with 364 points but Mike Wallace is right behind in 11th with 360 points.Only 48 points separate the drivers currently in 7 th through 10 spots in the NRP Grand National division. Those drivers and their respective points are: 7 th – Jody Krug – 370 points, 8 th – Brad Soll – 358 points, 9 th – Ron Tilley – 334 points and 10 th – Todd Hipnar – 322 points. The T3 of Gary Leapley sits in 11th with 304 points.The Home Pride Pro Modifieds also continue to battle for the top ten with the 1C of Nick Carlson having 346 points in 8th place, Mike Lineberry in 9th with 338 points andJ.C. Wyman currently holding the 10 th spot with 320 points. 72 points separate the 8 th through 10 th spots in the Hobby Stocks as Greg Houdesheldt is in eighth with 398 points followed by George Whitmore with 378 points and James Smith, Jr. with 326 points in tenth.

Little Sunset Speedway and the Heartland Speedway Dirt Series presented by Heartland Bully Clutch Dealers present the WKA Avenger Racing Chassis Nationals on July 28th-30th. Over 350 entrants will invade Little Sunset Speedway over the three-day period. Friday, July 28th will hold practice beginning at 11:00am. On Saturday, July 29th practice begins at 9:00am with 1st Round Group Qualifying beginning at 12:30pm. Sunday’s events begin with practice at 8:00am with 1st Round Group Qualifying beginning at 12:00pm.

Grandstand admission is free for spectators for the practice session. Grandstand admission for Saturday and Sunday is $5 and ages 10 and under admitted FREE.

Nebraska Raceway Park is located off I-80 at exit 420 between Omaha and Lincoln and is home to I-80 Speedway, the Little Sunset Speedway go-kart track and Soaring Edge Motocross Park. The Speedway hosts events weekly from April through September. For race day track information call (402) 944-2233 or check out the official I-80 Speedway website at www.neracewaypark.com . The Omaha General Office can be contacted during normal business hours Monday thru Friday, 9am-5pm at 402-342-3453.

Kosiski and Foote Take Checkers at I-80 Speedway

July 25th, 2006

The 25 lap NASCAR Dodge Weekly Racing Series “A” feature would see the #1m of Todd Bell grab the early lead from his front row starting position. Bell would loose the lead the following lap to Clint Benson. Benson would stretch his lead out to a dozen car lengths, but the car on the move was the #53 of Joe Kosiski. Kosiski, who started 12th on the field, would move into the third position on lap nine and would take second on lap 11. Kosiski would run down Benson and pass him for the lead on lap 15. But as soon as the pass was made the yellow flew for a spinning Vance Tonack. The race lineup would go back to the last completed lap putting Benson back out front. Benson would lead lap 16, but on lap 17 both Joe and Ed Kosiski would go around Benson on the high side. It was a Kosiski-Kosiski showdown, with Joe in first and Ed in second. Both Joe and Ed would run the high side in turns one and two, while Joe ran low in turns three and four with Ed on the top. They would run that way until the final lap, that’s when Ed would take his #9 to the bottom in turn one. The brothers would race side by side coming off of two with Joe staying out front by a car length over Ed down the back shoot. Ed would make one last run off the high side in turns three and four with Joe on the bottom. The drag race to the line would see Joe winning by less than two feet. Ed would finish second, followed by Bryant Goldsmith, Benson, and Billy Leighton Jr.

With this being the sixth win in a row for Joe Kosiski, I-80 Speedway has decided to put a bounty on the Omaha driver. If anyone can beat Kosiski, they will receive an extra $350. Complete details will be released later on this week.

Jerimiah Sillman would take the early lead in the 18 lap Home Pride Modified “A” feature event. Sillman would stay out front for the first ten circuits with Mike Johnson and points leader Brian Foote on his rear bumper. On lap eleven Sillman would slide high in turns one and two. Both Foote and Johnson would get by with Foote taking the lead. The following lap Johnson would get by Foote, but Foote would retake the top spot again on lap 13. Foote would go on to take the win, his fourth of the season. Johnson and Sillman finished second and third. Justin Clark and Mike Goldfuss rounded out the top five.

Brad Soll would lead the first 16 laps of the Grand National “A” feature. On lap 17, tenth place starter Dave Livingston would take the lead from Soll. Livingston would then go on to take the win. Soll was second, followed by Ron Tex Jr., Joey Bauer Jr., and Jon Schwartz. With the win Livingston becomes the new points leader in the Grand National division.

The 15 lap Stereo West Auto Toys Hobby Stock “A” feature saw Rick Munson jump in front of the field on lap one. Munson would stay out front until lap three when “Crazy Jesse” Sobbing would take the lead. Lap eight would have Jeremy Swanson take the top spot, he would then go on take the win. This was Swanson’s first time to the Speedway since he was suspended a month ago. Sobbing, Jerod Weston, Tom Myers, and Munson rounded out the top five. Swanson would receive the $200 Tom and Tiff’s Family Restaurant winners bonus.

Next Sunday, July 30th, is Carl Edwards/ Clint Bowyer night. Both Nextel Cup stars will race in the Grand National latemodel division. The night will close with the first ever I-80 Speedway Race Of Champions. Advanced tickets are still on sale by calling the general office.

Nebraska Raceway Park is located off I-80 at exit 420 between Omaha and Lincoln and is home to I-80 Speedway, the Little Sunset Speedway go-kart track and Soaring Edge Motocross Park. The Speedway hosts events weekly from April through September. For race day track information call (402) 944-2233 or check out the official I-80 Speedway website at www.neracewaypark.com. The Omaha General Office can be contacted during normal business hours at 402-342-3453.

Five Drivers Pay Repeat Visits to I-80 Winners Circle

July 24th, 2006

The 20 lap Crate Late Model feature saw Curt Drake take the early lead only to lose it by the end of lap 1 to Trevor Millikan. Hobscheidt, who started 6th was in 2nd by lap 2 and on lap 5 he took the lead from Millikan. Mike Wallace joined the chase on lap 12 but could not make the pass he needed to win. Todd Morgan took 3rd ahead of Ron Tex Jr. and Dave Doll. Track point leader Bill Leighton Jr. finished 6th. Dave Livingston, Ron Tilley and Morgan won the heat races. For Hobscheidt it was his 2nd feature win on the season.

The Certified Transmission Pro-am 18 lap feature saw 4 drivers battle for the early lead with Jeremy Longmeyer in front at the end of lap 1. Longmeyer would hold the lead til lap 6 when Shawn Bulin passed him. Bulin held the lead the rest of the way despite one yellow flag period. Jason Cieslik made a late race push to take 2nd over Rick Negrete, point leader Scotty Hartman. Longmeyer held on to a season best 5th place. It was Bulin’s 3rd win of the year.

The B-Mod feature saw Lacey Tuttle take the early lead from her outside front row starting position. Nixon started 6th, but by lap 5 he wrestled the lead from Tuttle. Nixon held off a late race charge from Floyd Richards to record his 5th win of the year. Richards finished 2nd ahead of Daryl Weilage and Tuttle. Nixon retook the points lead from Jim Fitz, whose car broke in his heat race.

The Tobacco Free Nebraska Pro-Hornet feature saw Joe McConnell go from a 3rd position start to take the early lead. But Havenridge was in front in turn 2. He survived challenges from Brandon Wergin and Cory Askeland to record his 3rd feature win of the year. Points leader Austin Kurtzer finished 4th.

The TFN Novice Hornet hads its laps cut to 2 after a bad wreck in turn 2 that saw the cars of Megan Christensen and Mollee Collins barrel roll 3 times. Collins was trying to avoid Christensen when her car went over. Earlier in the race 3rd generation driver Zack Cochran spun and hit the inside wall head on in his first time on the track. All the drivers were ok but there cars were totaled. Nathan Brown came away with his 2nd feature win in this race.

NRP/I-80 Speedway is located between Omaha and Lincoln just north of I-80 exit 420 and runs the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series on Saturday and Sunday nights during their regular season; one of only two tracks in the USA to hold two NASCAR Dodge Weekly Sanctions. For more information, contact the NRP General Offices at 402-342-3453 during normal business hours or visit the web site at www.neracewaypark.com. On race days after 4pm, the track info line is 402-944-2233.

Car Show and Scout Night Events this Weekend at I-80

July 19th, 2006

The Late Models, Certified Transmission Pro Ams, B-Modifieds, Tobacco Free Nebraska Pro Hornets, and Tobacco Free Nebraska Novice Hornets will all be in action. Ticket prices for Saturday’s events are $8 for adults, $7 for Seniors and Students with kids age 10 and under FREE. Hot laps are scheduled for 6:30pm and the racing action set to begin at 7:00pm.

Sunday July 23rd is the NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series and Scout Night! All Scouts in uniform will be admitted free, regardless of age. All Scouts will also receive a FREE Checkered Flag! The Dodge Super Late Models, Home Pride Modifieds, NRP Grand Nationals, and Stereo West Auto Toys Hobby Stocks will all be in action. Adults are $10, and Seniors and Students are $8 and Kids 10 and under are always FREE. On Sunday the pit gate opens at 4pm, the grandstand gate opens at 4:30pm, with hot laps at 6pm and racing at 6:30pm.

In other news, Little Sunset Speedway and the WKA Heartland Speedway Dirt Series presented by Heartland Bully Clutch Dealers present the WKA Avenger Racing Chassis Nationals on July 28th-30th. Over 400 go-karts will invade Little Sunset Speedway over the three-day period. Friday July 28th LSS will hold practice beginning at 11:00am. On Saturday, July 29th practice begins at 9:00am with 1st Round Group Qualifying beginning at 12:30pm. Sunday’s events begin with practice at 8:00am with 1st Round Group Qualifying beginning at 12:00pm.

Looking ahead, Saturday July 29th is Otoe County and Washington County Nights and all Otoe and Washington County residents get in for FREE with proof of I.D.

Sunday, July 30th brings us one of the biggest nights of the year featuring Nextel Cup Stars Carl Edwards and Clint Bowyer Night plus the NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series Sunday classes. Fans will see NASCAR Cup Stars Carl Edwards and Clint Bowyer challenge the NRP Grand Nationals and as a special bonus you’ll also see I-80 Speedway’s Champions battle it out in the first ever I-80 Speedway Race of Champions. Fans can vote for their favorite Grand National driver on the track’s web site beginning Monday, July 24 th through Friday July 28 th prior to the race and the driver with the most votes will be added to the ROC. Advance reserve seat tickets for this event are on sale now by calling the office at 402-342-3453 and asking for Sue.

Saturday, August 5th is Coca-Cola Night at I-80 Speedway. Each fan to enter the grandstands will receive a FREE Coke product. Kid’s Bicycle Races will also be held at intermission.

Craftsman Tools will present the NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series on Sunday, August 6 th plus the Speedway will host for the first time the Southeast Community College DiamlerChrysler College Automotive Program Engine Building contest with special scholarships totaling $1,500 being awarded to the contestants in honor of Larry Protaskey, a long time official of the Speedway who recently passed away.

For further information visit our web site at www.neracewaypark.com or call our general offices from 9am to 5pm, Monday thru Friday at 402-342-3453.

Kosiski Stays Undefeated In July at I-80 Speedway

July 17th, 2006

The 25 lap NASCAR Dodge Weekly Racing Series Super Latemodel “A” feature saw Rookie Jerry Warner take the early lead on lap one. Warner would loose the lead just as fast on lap two as the “Mad Dog” Scott Koskovich made a power move going into turn one. Koskovich would be the dominate force until lap ten when he would slow and pull into the pits with overheating problems. Warner would retake the top spot. Lap 11 would see the only yellow of the race as Keith Mander Jr. went into the spin cycle. On the restart it was Warner with Jeff Tilley and Joe Kosiski on his bumper. The three ran nose to tail until lap 17 when Kosiski snuck by Tilley for second. On lap 18 Warner would slide high in turn four, that gave Kosiski the slightest opening and he took advantage of it. Kosiski would go on to lead the final six laps to win his seventh feature of the season. Warner and Tilley were second and third. Jason Hobsheidt and Leon Zeitner rounded off the top five.

Scott Carlson would take the lead on lap four from Bill Bader Jr. and go on to win the 18 lap Home Pride Modified feature. Points leader Brian Foote was second followed by Justin Clark, Bader Jr., and Jerimiah Sillman.

The 20 lap Grand National Latemodel “A” main seen Dave Cook hold the lead through two early race yellows from his pole position. On the lap two restart Cook would loose the top spot to Ron Tilley, but on lap five Cook would go by Tilley’s #56t on the high side of the track. The car that was on the move was the #J1 of Harley Moen. After starting outside front row, Moen fell back through the field. Moen found home on the bottom and started charging through the field. Lap eight he was in third, lap nine second, and on lap 13 Moen finally took the lead. Dave Cook would stay in the gas and pass Moen back on lap 16, but Moen would come back on lap 17 and take the lead for good. The Minnesota native would take his first win of the season. Jason Hobsheidt took second after starting 18th. Cook, Dave Livingston, and Dave Doll were the remaining top five.

Tom Myers would jump to a ten car length lead on lap one of the Stereo West Auto Toys Hobby Stock “A” feature. Myers would stay out front until lap 14 when the yellow flew for Kenny Toliver-Humpal. Myers would have Jeremy Auten and Jesse Sobbing on his back bumper, but he was able to hold on for the win. Auten and Sobbing remained second and third, while Justin Leach and Josh True were fourth and fifth. Since Tom Myers won his own Tom and Tiff’s Family Restaurant Bonus, next weeks winner will get an extra $200.

Nebraska Raceway Park is located off I-80 at exit 420 between Omaha and Lincoln and is home to I-80 Speedway, the Little Sunset Speedway go-kart track and Soaring Edge Motocross Park. The Speedway hosts events weekly from April through September. For race day track information call (402) 944-2233 or check out the official I-80 Speedway website at www.neracewaypark.com. The Omaha General Office can be contacted during normal business hours at 402-342-3453.

Leighton Jr. Wins Latemodel Feature at I-80

July 16th, 2006

The 20 lap NASCAR Dodge Weekly Racing Series Crate Latemodel main event would see inside row two starter Shawn Harker jump to an early lead on lap one. Harker would keep his #40 out front for the first half of the race, but it was easy to see that the fastest car on the track belonged to Billy Leighton Jr. Leighton, who started fifth row, worked his way up to the runner up spot by lap six; he then set sail for Harker. “Billy The Kid” would stick to the bottom and pass Harker twelve laps into the event. After that it was all Leighton who took the checkers in the caution free feature. Harker would finish second, followed by Dave Livingston, Ron Tex Jr., and Jody Krug.

Jeremy Longmeyer would jump out front in the 18 lap Certified Transmission Pro Am main event. Longmeyer would lead lap one, but his good luck would run out after that. After getting passed for the lead on lap two by Marty Steinbech, Longmeyer would loose the handle on his #56 in turn one. Last weeks winner Shawn Bulin would make contact with Longmeyer, causing damage to both cars. When racing resumed it was still Steinbech in the lead, with Larry Robinson Jr. on his tail. Robinson would get by Steinbach on lap five and go on to take the double checkered flags. In post race inspection it was found that the #48 was illegal, so Larry Jr. was disqualified. That would give the win to points leader Scotty Hartman. Steinbech would hold on for second. Rick Negrete would come home third. Joe Feyen and Jeff Bonney would round out the top five.

The B-Mods would have outside front row starter Floyd Richards lead 11 out of 12 laps to bring home his third victory of the season. Daryl Weilage, Larry Robinson Sr., Jim Fritz, and Lacey Tuttle would finish second through fifth respectively. Points leader Harry Nixion was not in attendance, so Jim Fritz becomes the new points leader.

Michael Oliver would win the 305 Sprint “A” feature event. Trish Dover, Matthew Stelzer, and Steve Hurst rounded out the top four.

Cory Hutchinson would grab the lead on lap three of the Tobacco Free Nebraska Pro Hornet “A” feature. Hutchinson would lead the rest of the way and take his third feature win of the season.

The Tobacco Free Nebraska Novice Hornets would have Andrew Cuva lead the first six laps. Cuva would give up the point going for the white flag as Amanda Leonardo drove by in her #96. Leonardo would then come around and take the checkers, her first win of the season.

Nebraska Raceway Park is located off I-80 at exit 420 between Omaha and Lincoln and is home to I-80 Speedway, the Little Sunset Speedway go-kart track and Soaring Edge Motocross Park. The Speedway hosts events weekly from April through September. For race day track information call (402) 944-2233 or check out the official I-80 Speedway website at www.neracewaypark.com. The Omaha General Office can be contacted during normal business hours at 402-342-3453.

Little Sunset to Host WKA Heartland Dirt Series National

July 14th, 2006

“We worked very hard over the winter and spring to reconfigure our facility and track to host this event” said NRP General Manager Tom Gutowski. “Our goal is always to have a fun, safe event for all of our competitors and fans and the improvements have already made a huge difference in our weekly races” he added.

The 1/8 th mile facility saw a major revamping of the track itself; changing the length, adding banking, and moving safety barriers back from the edge of the track surface. A new scale and tech area was also added and the pit area itself was expanded to facilitate more parking for the competitors. Also added was a new grandstand spectator entrance, restroom access and repositioning of the concessions to a centralized location.

Also announced for the national event was the addition of the Senior Champ Karts and the Blue Wazooms as track option classes.

“The Senior Champ Karts, for ages 14 and up, are a new class started by the speedway in 2006 and features spec engines, tires and clutches and has been a huge success at bringing new people into the sport” said Gutowski. The Senior Champ Karts will race on Saturday, July 29 th only. The entry fee is $25 and includes the driver’s pit pass and transponder bracket.

The Blue Wazooms, a popular class in the Midwest, also use a spec engine designed by Uncle Frank’s Karting Shop in Omaha, NE and is slated to take to the track on Sunday, July 30 th. The entry fee for the Blue Wazooms is also $25 and includes the driver’s pit pass and transponder bracket.

A practice session will be held for the event on Friday, July 28 th. Gates and registration opens at 8am, pre-tech opens at 9am and practice will be held by classes from 11am to 4:30pm. Grandstand admission is free for spectators for the practice session.

Saturday, July 29 th kicks off the qualifying and racing action. Gates and registration opens at 7am, pre-tech opens at 8am and practice for that day’s classes will be from 9am to 11am. A lunch break will follow practice and the 1 st round group qualifying will start at 12:30pm. The 2 nd round group qualifying starts at 2pm with the B Mains starting at 3pm. The Feature Events for the day are scheduled at start at 3:30pm. Grandstand admission is $5 with ages 10 and under admitted FREE.

Sunday’s times start with the gates and registration opening at 7am, pre-tech opens at 7:30am and practice for that day’s classes will be from 9am to 11am. A lunch break will follow practice and the 1 st round group qualifying will start at 12 noon. The 2 nd round group qualifying starts at 1:30pm with the B Mains starting at 2:30pm. The Feature Events for the day are scheduled at start at 3pm. Grandstand admission is still just $5 with ages 10 and under admitted FREE.

For more information, rules and entry forms you can visit the track’s web site at www.neracewaypark.com, the World Karting Association web site at www.worldkarting.com or call the NRP General Office in Omaha during normal business hours at 402-342-3453.

NASCAR Stars Cap Off Jam-Packed July at I-80

July 13th, 2006

The winner of the Outrageous Fan contest will be the fan with the most outrageous costume as judged by the fans and will receive a VIP Package which includes 4 General Admission Tickets to a regular season event, a VIP Party Deck, and 4 Value Meal Coupons! The Late Models, Trail Performance/Trade Center Automotive 305 Sprint Cars, Certified Transmission Pro Ams, B-Modifieds, Tobacco Free Nebraska Pro Hornets, and Tobacco Free Nebraska Novice Hornets will all be in action that night. Ticket prices for Saturday’s events are $8 for adults, $7 for Seniors and Students with kids age 10 and under FREE. Hot laps are scheduled for 6:30pm and the racing action set to begin at 7:00pm.

Sunday, July 16 th is Kid’s Car Ride Night and the NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series. Kids 12 and under will get a chance to ride in race car at intermission. The Dodge Super Late Models, Home Pride Modifieds, NRP Grand Nationals, and Stereo West Auto Toys Hobby Stocks will all be in action. The Hobby Stocks will also be competing for the Tom & Tiff’s Family Restaurant $100 bonus this Sunday. Adults are $10, and Seniors and Students are $8 and Kids 10 and under are always FREE. On Sunday the pit gate opens at 4pm, the grandstand gate opens at 4:30pm, with hot laps at 6pm and racing at 6:30pm.

Saturday July 22 nd is Car Club Night and Car Display Show. Douglas County Night is also on tap that night and all Douglas County residents get in FREE with proof of I.D.

The Vintage Race Car and Classic Street Rod Show will be from 3pm to 6pm outside the Checkered Flag Bar & Grill on the speedway grounds. Call the speedway office at 402-342-3453 if you’d like to display your car. All car owners who display a car will receive 2 FREE Admission Tickets to the races that night! The Late Models, Certified Transmission Pro Ams, B-Modifieds, Tobacco Free Nebraska Pro Hornets, and Tobacco Free Nebraska Novice Hornets will all be in action. Ticket prices for Saturday’s events are $8 for adults, $7 for Seniors and Students with kids age 10 and under FREE. Hot laps are scheduled for 6:30pm and the racing action set to begin at 7:00pm.

Sunday July 23 rd is the NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series and Scout Night! All Scouts in uniform will be admitted free, regardless of age. The Dodge Super Late Models, Home Pride Modifieds, NRP Grand Nationals, and Stereo West Auto Toys Hobby Stocks will all be in action. Adults are $10, and Seniors and Students are $8 and Kids 10 and under are always FREE. On Sunday the pit gate opens at 4pm, the grandstand gate opens at 4:30pm, with hot laps at 6pm and racing at 6:30pm.

Saturday July 29 th is Otoe County and Washington County Nights and all Otoe and Washington County residents get in for FREE with proof of I.D. The NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series classes are featured and it’s the last night before the Chase for the Championship to determine our track champions for 2006!

Sunday, July 30 th brings us one of the biggest nights of the year featuring Nextel Cup Stars Carl Edwards and Clint Bowyer Night plus the NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series Sunday classes. See NASCAR Cup Stars Carl Edwards and Clint Bowyer challenge the NRP Grand Nationals and as a special bonus you’ll also see I-80 Speedway’s Champions battle it out in the first ever I-80 Speedway Race of Champions. Fans can vote for their favorite Grand National driver in the weeks leading up to the race and the driver with the most votes will be added to the ROC. Tickets for this event are on sale now.

For further information visit our web site at www.neracewaypark.com or call our general offices from 9am to 5pm, Monday thru Friday at 402-342-3453.

Joe Kosiski Does It Again, Livingston Doubles Up at I-80

July 12th, 2006

The 25 lap NASCAR Dodge Weekly Racing Series “A” feature event saw the #1L of Mike Wallace take the lead on lap one. Wallace would maintain the point until lap seven when the #76 of “Awesome Al” Zeitner would pull to the low side and take the lead. Action would slow one lap later for a piece of debris. On the restart current NASCAR Division II leader Joe Kosiski would drive from fifth to second in the running order. Two laps later Kosiski would edge out Zeitner for the lead at the line. The race would stay green the rest of the way and Kosiski would go on to take his sixth victory of the season. Zeitner would finish second ahead of Ed Kosiski, Bryant Goldsmith, and Leon Zeitner.

Jerimiah Sillman would start on the pole and win the 18 lap Home Pride Modified feature. Justin Clark would take second. Mike Meyer would start tenth and take third. Mike Johnson and Nick Carlson rounded out the top five.

The 20 lap Grand National division feature would have Randy Archer jump to an early lead on lap one. Archer would keep the lead until lap four, that’s when Rick Stolley would loose control of his #10 in turn two. Andrew Kosiski would hit Stolley’s car, but they both were able to continue with damage. On the restart the #17 of Dave Livingston would lead the fifth lap, but the caution flew again for the #T3 of Gary Leapley. After the restart the race went for 15 straight green flag laps and Livingston would take the checkers. This was Livingston’s second feature win of the weekend as he won Saturday’s NASCAR Division IV CRATE latemodel “A” main. Point leader Dave Doll took second, Shawn Harker brought home third after battling Ron Tex Jr. to the line. The 2005 NRP Grand National Champion Joey Bauer Jr. came home fifth.

The Stereo West Auto Toys Hobby Stocks would have trouble on lap one. That is when the #15m of Brandon Richards would get upside down and roll in turn one. Richards was unhurt, but his car had heavy damage to it. When the race got restarted it was “SpongeBob” Kracher who was the race leader. On lap four hard charging Chuck Madden Jr. would loose the handle on his #2x. Madden who started 11th would keep his car running and rejoin the field a half lap down. Kracher would keep the lead, but he would be challenged by Josh True and Tom Myers for the last half of the race. The three would race three wide until Myers pulled into the pits on lap eleven. With Myers gone, that gave True a little more room and he would pass Kracher on the white flag lap. True would then come around and take the checkers. Jesse Sobbing would come from fourth to second on the last lap. Kracher held on for third. Jeremy Auten and Justin Leach came across fourth and fifth.

Nebraska Raceway Park is located off I-80 at exit 420 between Omaha and Lincoln and is home to I-80 Speedway, the Little Sunset Speedway go-kart track and Soaring Edge Motocross Park. The Speedway hosts events weekly from April through September. For race day track information call (402) 944-2233 or check out the official I-80 Speedway website at www.neracewaypark.com. The Omaha General Office can be contacted during normal business hours at 402-342-3453.

Livingston Carries Crate Late Model Trophy Home

July 10th, 2006

The 20 lap Crate Late Model feature saw Ron Tex Jr. grab the early lead from the pole position with Tony Leonardo in 2nd. Brad Perdue, who started 8th, grabbed the lead from Tex on lap 9 and looked like he would put an end to his winless streak. But multiple cautions over the last 10 laps gave Dave Livingston the break he was looking for. Livingston chased down Perdue and took the lead on lap 16 and went on to record his 3rd win of the year. Jason Hobscheidt closed strong to take 2nd from Perdue on lap 19. Billy Leighton Jr. finished 4th with Tex in 5th.

The Certified Transmission Pro-am feature saw Tim Podraza take the early lead only to lose it on lap 4 to Jason Cieslik. Shawn Bulin took the lead on lap 6. But Rick Negrete and Larry Robinson Jr. were putting on quite a show for the fans. Both drivers had to earn their way into the A by running the B-Feature. Robinson Won the B and Negrete finished 4th. By lap 4 of the A Negrete was up to 5th and Robinson moved to 6th on lap 7. Robinson would make his way up front to challenge Bulin. They swapped the lead on lap 14 and Robinson took the point on lap 15.

But on lap 17 Robinson bobbled in turn 2 and Bulin retook the lead and went on to his 2nd feature win of the year. Negrete closed strong to finish 2nd ahead of Point leader Scotty Hartman.

The B-Mod feature was a battle between Bobby McCall and Harry Nixon with
Both drivers swapping the lead several times. Nixon took control for good on
lap 8 and went on to his 4th win of the season. Nixon leads the points over 2nd
place finisher Jim Fritz. McCall held on for 3rd ahead of Daryl Weilage and Jim
Hendricks.

The Tobacco Free Nebraska Pro Hornets had enough cars for 2 A-Features once again. Jeff Hoeft took the early lead in the first feature only to lose it to Darin Hoegren. Austin Kurtzer, who started 14th in a backup car, charged up to 2nd by lap 2. Kurtzer took the lead in the closing laps and went on to his 2nd win of the year. In the 2nd feature Michael Bockman took the early lead only to lose it on a restart to Corey Hutchison. Hutchison built an insurmountable lead and went on to record his 2nd win of the year. Rick havenridge came on to take 2nd ahead of Bockman.

The TFN Novice Hornet feature saw Nate Christensen take the lead on lap 3 from early leader Justin Soule. Chritensen went on to record the win his first in 3 weeks. Steve McConnel finished 2nd ahead of Soule.

NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series action continues next Saturday with the Crate Late Models, Pro-ams, B-Mods, Pro-Hornets and Novice Hornets. Hot laps are at 6:30 with the first green flag dropping at 7. It will be Outrageous Fan Night and all Iowa residents get in for free with proof of ID.

NRP/I-80 Speedway is located between Omaha and Lincoln just north of I-80 exit 420 and runs the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series on Saturday and Sunday nights during their regular season; one of only two tracks in the USA to hold two NASCAR Dodge Weekly Sanctions. For more information, contact the NRP General Offices at 402-342-3453 during normal business hours or visit the web site at www.neracewaypark.com. On race days after 4pm, the track info line is 402-944-2233.

Wimmer’s Fairbury Hot Dogs and Kid’s Money Grab this Weekend

July 7th, 2006

The NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series (Division II) and Kid’s Money Grab is this Sunday, July 9th at I-80 Speedway. Kids 10 and under will have a chance to grab for $100’s of dollars in cash on the front straightaway! The Dodge Super Late Models, Home Pride Modifieds, NRP Grand Nationals, and Stereo West Auto Toys Hobby Stocks will all be in action. Adults are $10, and Seniors and Students are $8 and Kids 10 and under are always FREE. On Sunday the pit gate opens at 4pm, the grandstand gate opens at 4:30pm, with hot laps at 6pm and racing at 6:30pm.

The Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil presents Iowa Night on Saturday, July 15th plus the Outrageous Fan Night and the NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series. All Iowa residents get in FREE with proof of I.D.! The winner of the Outrageous Fan Night will be the fan with the most outrageous costume and will receive a VIP Package, which includes 4 General Admission Tickets to a regular season event, a VIP Party Deck, and 4 Value Meal Coupons. The Late Models, Certified Transmission Pro Ams, B-Modifieds, Tobacco Free Nebraska Pro Hornets, and Tobacco Free Nebraska Novice Hornets will all be in action. Ticket prices for Saturday’s events are $8 for adults, $7 for Seniors and Students with kids age 10 and under FREE. Hot laps are scheduled for 6:30pm and the racing action set to begin at 7:00pm.

Sunday, July 16th is Kid’s Car Ride Night and the NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series. Kids 12 and under receive race car rides at intermission and the NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series. The Dodge Super Late Models, Home Pride Modifieds, NRP Grand Nationals, and Stereo West Auto Toys Hobby Stocks will all be in action. Adults are $10, and Seniors and Students are $8 and Kids 10 and under are always FREE. On Sunday the pit gate opens at 4pm, the grandstand gate opens at 4:30pm, with hot laps at 6pm and racing at 6:30pm.

Saturday July 22 nd is Car Club Night and Car Display Show. Douglas County Night is also on tap and all Douglas County residents get in FREE with proof of I.D.

Sunday July 23 rd is the NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series and Scout Night! All Scouts in uniform will be admitted free, regardless of age.

Saturday July 29 th is Otoe County and Washington County Nights and all Otoe and Washington County residents get in for FREE with proof of I.D. The NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series is featured and it’s the last night before the Race for the Championship to determine our track champions for 2006!

Sunday, July 30 th brings us one of the biggest nights of the year featuring Carl Edwards and Clint Bowyer Night plus the NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series. See NASCAR Cup Stars Carl Edwards and Clint Bowyer challenge the NRP Grand Nationals and as a special bonus you’ll also see I-80 Speedway’s Champions battle it out in the Race of Champions. Fans can vote for their favorite driver in the weeks leading up to the race to be added to the ROC.

For further information visit our web site at www.neracewaypark.com or call our general offices from 9am to 5pm Monday thru Friday.

Peters Masters ASCS, Dover Wins 305 Sprints

July 4th, 2006

16 year old Jack Dover grabbed the early lead from his pole starting position with Peters right behind him. Dover held the lead til lap 5 when Peters passed him and went on to record the win in the 25 lap feature. A couple of cautions bunched up the field but Peters was able to withstand these. Mike Chadd, who started 8th came on to take 2nd away from Dover. Dover held on to 3rd ahead of Rick Ideus. Chuck Swenson, the Northern Plains point leader started 9th and came up to finish 5th.

Midwest Region point leader Brian Brown, who won at McCool Junction Friday night stayed at home in Missouri and raced at Sedalia, where he won that feature.

Jason Danley headed the 2nd five in 6th with Don Droud Jr. in 7th. Droud started 17th after winning the B-Feature. Doug Lovegrove was leading the 2nd heat when something in the front end broke and propelled him into the wall and a nasty flip. The car was destroyed. Lovegrove was transported by ambulance to the hospital for a checkup.

In the companion 305 Sprint car feature, Dover’s sister Trish started on the outside front row and raced to the lead in turn one after Matthew Stelzer got the jump on her at the green flag. Trish then cruised to her 2nd straight 305 feature win at I-80. Trish is 18 and clearly the faster then her competition on this night. Stelzer finished a distant 2nd ahead of Steve Hurst and Randy Bantan.

The Home Pride Pro-Modifieds were also on the card running an 18 lap feature
event. When flagman Larry White dropped the green on this one Tom Flegg jumped out to the early lead only to lose it at the end of lap 1 to Jeremiah Sillman. Sillman and Robert Brinkman then battled back and forth for the lead with Brinkman passing on lap 3 and Sillman getting him back the next lap.

At the midway point 5 cars were doing battle for the lead with Sillman, Brinkman, Brian Foote, Bub LeRette and Mike Meyers. LeRette took the lead on a lap 13 restart with Meyers right behind him. Johnny “The Jet” Saathoff came into the picture with 5 laps left. But LeRette held on for his first win of the year at I-80. Meyers was 2nd ahead of Saathoff, Brinkman and Foote. This ended Foote’s winning streak at 2.

The Vintage Light Dwarf cars ran a 12 lap feature with David Rafferty leading from start to finish over Scott Nellis, Travis Long, Scott Naggatz and Chick DeMoss.

NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series action continues next Saturday with the Crate Late Models, Pro-ams, B-Mods, Pro-Hornets and Novice Hornets. Hot laps are at 6:30 with the first green flag dropping at 7. It will be Wimmers Meats and Fairbury Hot Dog Night at the races.

NRP/I-80 Speedway is located between Omaha and Lincoln just north of I-80 exit 420 and runs the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series on Saturday and Sunday nights during their regular season; one of only two tracks in the USA to hold two NASCAR Dodge Weekly Sanctions. For more information, contact the NRP General Offices at 402-342-3453 during normal business hours or visit the web site at www.neracewaypark.com. On race days after 4pm, the track info line is 402-944-2233.

Joe Kosiski Dominates Double Features at I-80

July 3rd, 2006

The first 25 lap Dodge Super Latemodel feature took awhile to get started after two pileups that collected seven different cars. When the race finally got under way it was the “Real Deal” Jeff Tilley who jumped to an early lead. Tilley would keep the lead for the first 14 circuits until the #53 of Joe Kosiski would get by for the top spot. One lap later action would slow for the spinning Alonzo Grosse. After that it was all Kosiski who went on to take his fourth win of the season. Second through fifth were Bryant Goldsmith, Scott Koskovich, Leon Zeitner, and Jason Hobscheidt.

The second Dodge latemodel feature saw much of the same. Jeff Tilley would again take the lead on lap one. This time he could only keep the lead until lap nine, that’s when the #9 of Ed Kosiski passed him for the lead. Meanwhile, Joe Kosiski would make his way into the third spot by getting around the #76 of Al Zeitner. Joe Kosiski would get by Tilley and on lap 12 he would take the lead from brother Ed. A couple of minor accidents on lap 14 would make the race interesting, on the restart Ed Kosiski would get along side of Joe. After a few laps of side by side racing Joe Kosiski pulled away and took the checkered flags. His second of the night, and third straight at I-80. Ed Kosiski finished second. John Hampel finished third in Ryan Vickers #2v. Bryant Goldsmith and Al Zeitner finished off the top five.

Nick Carlson grabbed the lead early in the 18 lap Home Pride Modified feature event. When the field entered turn four to complete lap one, front runners Bill Bader Jr. and Mike Lineberry would both loose the handle on their cars. Justin Clark, John O’neal, Jerimiah Sillman, James Showers, Bob Zoubek, Brian Foote, and Chris Hogan all were caught up in the wreck in one way or another. Fortunately all drivers were able to continue. When the race continued it was still Carlson with the #44 of Jonnie Wyman close behind. Wyman would take the lead on lap seven after going by Carlson on the high side. Just past halfway, Wyman would loose the lead to a hard charging Brian Foote. Foote would keep the lead and go on to take the win. A great battle for second would see Missouri’s John O’neal edge out J.C. Wyman, Mike Meyer, and Jonnie Wyman at the line.

The Grand National division would see Dave Cook make his way to the lead on lap one from his front row starting spot. Cook would keep the lead until lap four when the #J1 of Harley Moen would make the pass for the point. Jody Krug would work his way to second from his ninth starting position when disaster almost struck on lap ten. That’s when the lap car of Kortney Kosiski would make contact with Krug’s right rear quarter panel. Jody was able to save it, but Kosiski’s car slammed head on into the outside wall. Krug’s misfortune would turn into victory as on the restart he would get by Moen and drive on for the win. Dave Doll, Dave Livingston, Moen, and Brian Kenkel rounded out the top five.

Jesse Sobbing would start on the pole and win the 15 lap Stereo West Auto Toys Hobby Stock “A” main event. Chuck Madden Jr would come from 11th to finish second. Brandon Richards had his best run of the season by finishing third. Jeremy Auten and Tom Myers finished fourth and fifth.

Nebraska Raceway Park is located off I-80 at exit 420 between Omaha and Lincoln and is home to I-80 Speedway, the Little Sunset Speedway go-kart track and Soaring Edge Motocross Park. The Speedway hosts events weekly from April through September. For race day track information call (402) 944-2233 or check out the official I-80 Speedway website at www.neracewaypark.com. The Omaha General Office can be contacted during normal business hours at 402-342-3453.

Wallace, Robinson & Bruck Repeat Winners at I-80

July 2nd, 2006

The 20 lap Crate Late Model feature saw Scott Carlson shoot out to the early lead from his pole position start. Sean Harker and Trevor Millikan challenged early. But Mike Wallace was on the move from his 7th starting position and was up to 2nd by lap 6. Then he went after Carlson and by lap 13 he made the pass for the lead. He held off Carlson the rest of the way for his 3rd win of the year. Point leader Bill Leighton Jr. finished 3rd ahead of Dave Livingston and Jason Hobscheidt. Leighton is 3rd in the NASCAR Division IV points.

The Pro-Am feature saw Don Mohr, Sean Bulin and Robinson battling for the
early lead with Robinson in front at the end of lap 1. Point leader Scotty Hartman battled his way up to 2nd in the closing laps. But despite a caution flag with 2 laps left Robinson held on for his 3rd win of the year. Bulin hung around to finish 3rd. Rick Negrete was involved in an accident in his heat race and had to start the feature 24th. He charged his way through the field to finish 4th making him the evenings hard charger. Chuck Dillon and Mohr were 5th and 6th.

Bruck started 6th in the B-Mod feature and saw Jim Fritz take the early lead.
Bruck charge to the lead on lap 3 of the 12 lap feature and never looked back as point leader Harry Nixon finished a strong 2nd. Fritz held on to 3rd ahead of Mike Christiansen and Daryl Weilage. Bruck said, “ I really like this track. The car was working great.”

The Tobacco Free Nebraska Pro Hornets had 36 cars on hand so they were split into 2 A-Features. In the first feature Steve England led early. On lap 3 Jessica Soule took a wild flip out of turn 4 on to the front chute. The car looked pretty badly damaged but Jessica walked away unhurt. On the restart
Brandon Wergin took the lead and swapped it back and forth with Cory Hutchison. But Wergin passed for the win at the checkers.

In the 2nd feature Joe McConnell had the lead after 1 lap. But a first time driver David Moorman from Beaman, Iowa was on fire as he charged through the field from his 7th row start. Moorman took the lead on lap 6 and stayed out front of a fast closing Austin Kurtzer for the win. Rick Havenridge finished 3rd.

In the TFN Novice Hornet feature Amanda Leonardo took the early lead only to lose it on lap 2 to Nathan Brown. Brown, driving the car he claimed from Perry Soule stayed out front the rest of the way. Track point leader Nate Christensen finished 3rd.

NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series action continues next Saturday with the Crate Late Models, Pro-ams, B-Mods, Pro-Hornets and Novice Hornets. Hot laps are at 6:30 with the first green flag dropping at 7. It will be Wimmers Meats and Fairbury Hot Dog Night at the races.

NRP/I-80 Speedway is located between Omaha and Lincoln just north of I-80 exit 420 and runs the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series on Saturday and Sunday nights during their regular season; one of only two tracks in the USA to hold two NASCAR Dodge Weekly Sanctions. For more information, contact the NRP General Offices at 402-342-3453 during normal business hours or visit the web site at www.neracewaypark.com. On race days after 4pm, the track info line is 402-944-2233.

3 Nights of Excitement and Fireworks at I-80 Speedway

June 30th, 2006

Friday June 30 th Little Sunset off the action with weekly WKA racing and the new and exciting Champ (Cage) Karts introduced this season. If you’ve ever thought about getting you youngster into racing at an affordable price check out LSS on Friday night! Gates open at 6pm, hot laps at 7:30pm and racing starts 8. Grandstand admission is just $8 with 5 and under FREE. Pit passes are just $15 for the hot pit and only $10 for the rest of the pit area.

Saturday, July 1st features the NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series at I-80 Speedway and is also Saunders County Night at the races. Each Saunders County Resident will receive free admission with proof of I.D.! Ticket prices for Saturday’s events are $10 for adults, $8 for Seniors and Students with kids age 10 and under FREE. Hot laps are scheduled for 6:30pm and the racing action set to begin at 7:00pm. Fireworks will follow the racing action!

Also on Saturday, Soaring Edge Motocross track will present the Heartland MX Series that is off to a great start in it’s inaugural season averaging about 100 riders per event. Ticket prices for Saturday’s events include $8.00 general admission and 5 and under FREE. Practice starts at 4:00pm and racing is set to begin at 6:00pm. The MX Park will be closed for practice on Friday so the crew can prepare the track for Saturday’s race.

Sunday, July 2nd features Double Dodge Super Late Model features, fireworks, and Military Appreciation Night at I-80 Speedway. All military personnel in uniform or with proof of I.D. and their spouse will get in the grandstands for free! Adults are $12, and Seniors and Students are $10 and Kids 10 and under are always FREE. On Sunday the pit gate opens at 4pm, the grandstand gate opens at 4:30pm, with hot laps at 6pm and racing at 6:30pm.

Monday, July 3rd will be the Lawrence Ideus Memorial Race featuring the ASCS Midwest Region Sprint Car Series and ASCS Northern Plains Region Sprint Car Series at I-80 Speedway plus fireworks! The Home Pride Modifieds, 305 Sprint Cars and Dwarf Cars will fill out the card for a great night of racing excitement. Adults are $12, and Seniors and Students are $10 and Kids 10 and under are still FREE. Monday the pit gate opens at 4pm, the grandstand gate opens at 4:30pm, with hot laps at 7pm with racing to follow.

For more information contact the Omaha General offices during normal business hours at 402-342-3453 or visit the track web site at www.neracewaypark.com.

Joe Kosiski, Livingston, Foote & Bergren Take I-80 Features

June 26th, 2006

The Dodge Super Late Model 25 lap feature started with Joe Kosiski and Joe Julian on the front row based on the one week point average. Kosiski jumped in front as Jim Stannard waved the green flag with Mike Wallace following in 2nd. Wallace, Leon Zeitner and Al Zeitner would wage a spirited battle for the 2nd spot before Leon took it on lap 14. But Ed Kosiski was on the move from his 9th starting position. With the help of several caution periods Ed was able to move into 2nd on lap 18. He managed to reel his brother in but could’nt get past him either high or low and had to settle for 2nd. Joe is currently leading the Division II points and this was his 3rd feature win on his home track. Ed is leading the track points in his Dodge sponsored Late Model, but has yet to secure a win on the season.

The Home Pride Pro-Modified feature saw Justin Clark grab the early lead followed by Tom Flegg. Mike Johnson, who started 8th and Brian Foote, who started 7th moved into 3rd and 4th on lap 2. Foote took the lead on lap 4 and held it til a lap 10 restart when Mike Meyers got by him. Foote stayed right with him and started testing spots on the track and plotting his strategy. Finally with 1 lap left Foote made a high side pass to retake the lead and go on to his 2nd win of the year. He is the current point leader. Jeremiah Sillman, Clark and Johnson rounded out the top 5.

Gary Leapley had been plagued by bad luck so far in 2006. So he went back to the drawing board and brought out his 2005 car. He started the Grand National feature on the pole and flew out front followed by Trevor Millikan. After a lap 2 restart Leapley started putting distance between himself and the rest of the field. Dave Livingston, who started 10th, was making his way to the front and waged a 3 way battle for 2nd with Millikan and Todd Hipnar. Livingston won that battle on lap 13 and began to run down Leapley. A yellow flag with 3 laps left put Livingston right on Leapley’s bumper. Livingston then challenged Leapley and finally on the last lap got past him on the back chute and went on to take the checkers first.

The Stereo West Auto Toys Hobby Stock feature saw “Sponge Bob” Kracher take the early lead from Jeremy Smith. Kracher lost his lead on lap 2 when the driveshaft exited his car. Justin Leach inherited the lead only to lose it moments later to Jesse Sobbing. Leach got the lead back when Sobbing’s car caught fire and went to the infield. A lap 14 restart saw Brad Bergren take the lead and go on to his first win of the year. In winning Bergrin picked up an extra $200 bonus from Tom and Tiff’s Family Restaurant in Glenwood, Iowa.

NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series action continues next Sunday with the Firecracker Spectacular and Military Appreciation night and huge Fireworks. There will also be Double Super Late Model Features. Then on Monday it will be the Lawrence Ideus Memorial Race featuring the ASCS Midwest Region and Northern Plains Region Sprint Car Series. Sunday nights hot laps are at 6 with racing at 6:30. Monday night hot Laps will be at 7 with racing beginning at 7:30.

NRP/I-80 Speedway is located between Omaha and Lincoln just north of I-80 exit 420 and runs the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series on Saturday and Sunday nights during their regular season; one of only two tracks in the USA to hold two NASCAR Dodge Weekly Sanctions. For more information, contact the NRP General Offices at 402-342-3453 during normal business hours or visit the web site at www.neracewaypark.com. On race days after 4pm, the track info line is 402-944-2233.

Dover Dances Her Way to Victory in 305 Sprints

June 25th, 2006

The Pro-am 18 lap feature got off to a bank up start as Chad Sanders took the early lead. But on lap 2 Mike Powell got upside down between turns 3 and 4 bringing out the red flag. The rescue crew was very carefull getting him out of the car as he was complaining of back pains. He was taken to the hospital to be checked out.

On the restart Sanders hung on to the lead, but Joe Feyen was on the move taking 2nd on lap 6 and overtaking Sanders on lap 9. Marty Steinbech made a late race charge but had to settle for 2nd at the checkered flag. Sanders had his best finish of the year in 3rd ahead of Tim Podraza and Nick Steier.

The B-Mod feature saw Floyd Richards take command at the drop of the green flag and appeared to be the car to beat on this night. Bruck, making his first appearance of the year at I-80, started 8th and found himself in 2nd by lap 3. From there to the finish Richards did everything he could to hold off Bruck. But Bruck got past him with one lap left and went on to record the win. Richards Hung on to 2nd ahead of point leader Harry Nixon.

19 year old Trish Dover spent most of her day in a ballroom dancing competiton. But when the green flag dropped in the 305 Sprint Car Feature, she didn’t dance with the fellas, she ran off and hid from them. After starting on the outside front row Dover shot out front and stayed there the entire 12 laps for her first career feature win. After a rainout down the road Trish’s whole family was there to help her celebrate.

The Crate Late Model 20 lap A-Feature saw Todd Morgan take the early lead from Dave Livingston. On lap 13 Jason Hobscheidt put a slide job on Morgan coming out of turn 4 and took the lead. The next time around officials threw the yellow flag to set Hobscheidt back for aggressive driving. Morgan held on from
that point for his 1st win of the year. Hobscheidt finished 2nd ahead of Brad Soll, Jody Krug and Brad Perdue. Point leader Billy Leighton Jr. finished 8th.

The Tobacco Free Nebraska Pro-Hornets had over 30 cars on hand so they were split up into 2 A-Feature events. The first feature saw Darin Hoegren lead lead until lap 6 when Corey Hutchison passed him and went on to record his 1st career feature win.

The second feature saw Mike Boehmer and Rick Havenridge battle for the
early lead with Havenridge inching past Boehmer as the first lap ended.
Havenridge went on from there to record his 4th win of the year. Perry “The Soulman” Soule came on to challenge in the closing laps but had to settle for 2nd.

In the TFN Novice Hornet feature Sara Doll took the early lead from the pole starting Position, Nate Christensen took the lead on lap 4. But after a lap 6 restart Justin “The Soulman Jr” Soule took the lead and went on to record his first win of the year.

NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series action continues next Saturday with the Crate Late Models, Pro-ams, B-Mods, Pro-Hornets and Novice Hornets. Hot laps are at 6:30 with the first green flag dropping at 7.

NRP/I-80 Speedway is located between Omaha and Lincoln just north of I-80 exit 420 and runs the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series on Saturday and Sunday nights during their regular season; one of only two tracks in the USA to hold two NASCAR Dodge Weekly Sanctions. For more information, contact the NRP General Offices at 402-342-3453 during normal business hours or visit the web site at www.neracewaypark.com. On race days after 4pm, the track info line is 402-944-2233.

$15 Car Load Night Saturday at I-80

June 23rd, 2006

For Sunday, area Dodge dealers and I-80 Speedway have joined forces to present Fan Appreciation Night and the NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series this Sunday, June 25 th at the Speedway. Participating area Dodge dealers in eastern Nebraska and western Iowa are giving away FREE tickets at their dealerships just for stopping in. FREE General Admission Tickets are for the Grandstands only and not good for admission to the pits.

“Dodge is such a great supporter of I-80 Speedway and the NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series and we look forward to working with them on this super promotion,” said Tom Gutowski, I-80 Speedway Promoter and General Manager. “We hope all of our fans take advantage of the FREE general admission tickets. Also, as part of our fan appreciation promotion, Dodge will have new vehicles on display, including a new 2007 Dodge Caliber. Two “Hemi Hotties” will be on hand to assist in giving away FREE Dodge bandanas to the first 1000 people through the ticket gate plus some Ram Big Horn window clings for our great fans” Gutowski added.

“In addition to that, Dodge has given us some great giveaways that every fan attending has a chance to win this Sunday. Some of the items include: ’06 Charger T-shirts, Kasey Kahne die cast car, Jeremy Mayfield and Kasey Kahne Dodge Hero Cards with genuine autographs, and a Mayfield and Kahne autographed hat” he added.

Four big divisions including the Dodge Super Late Models, NRP Grand Nationals, Home Pride Pro Modifieds, and Stereo West Auto Toys Hobby stocks will battle for the checkered flag and a trip to the Winner’s Circle during the Dodge sponsored event on Sunday.

Ed Kosiski, Dave Doll, Brian Foote and Jesse Sobbing will lead their respective divisions into this weekends I-80 Speedway Sunday NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series night. During last Sunday’s event, Ed Kosiski took over the top spot in the championship points race with a solid fourth place run in the A-Feature. John Nicholson took the checkered flag for the win after Corey Zeitner was disqualified, with Bryant Goldsmith, Jeff Tilley, E. Kosiski, and Scott Koskovich rounding out the top 5. Ed Kosiski holds a slim 4 point lead over Leon Zeitner entering this Sunday’s action. Joe Kosiski, Nicholson, and Koskovich round out the top 5 in points.

The 2k of Jody Krug won the NRP Grand National A Feature on Sunday besting Brian Scott for the victory. The third place finish went to Brad Soll, with Dave Cook fourth and Dave Livingston 5th. Doll still occupies the number one spot by a narrow 12 point margin over Cook. Livingston is in third with 272 points followed by Scott with 266 points and winner Jody Krug with 236 points.

Scott Carlson claimed his first feature win of the year on Sunday in the Home Pride Pro Modified Division. Mike Johnson finished second to Carlson with Mike Lineberry, point leader Brian Foote, and Jeff James finishing off the top 5. Jerimiah Sillman sits 50 points behind Foote with Johnson 66 points back. Carlson and Justin Clark complete the top five point drivers.

The Stereo West Auto Toys Hobby Stock saw Glenwood, Iowa’s own Tom Myers take the win in the 15 lap event. Point leader Jesse Sobbing finished 2nd, with Josh True, Chad Bassinger, and Justin Leach rounding out the top 5. Sobbing has a 2 point lead over Myers in the Hobby Stock point chase with Chad Bassinger only 6 points back. Jeremy Auten and Greg Houdesheldt complete the top five in points. Myers also owns Tom & Tiff’s Family Restaurant in Glenwood, Iowa and has added $100 to the winner’s share of the Hobby Stock purse each week until further notice. Since Myers won last Sunday, the $100 rolls over to this week’s winner’s share making the top prize worth $325 for the win.

This Saturday, July 24th is Car Load Night at I-80 Speedway. Pack your car with as many people as you can for only $15.00! Ticket sellers will be located at the entrance to I-80 Speedway to hand out tickets for each vehicle. The car with the most people will win a prize!

For those persons holding a ticket from Saturday, June 16th, you may use that ticket on another regular NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series Saturday night if you wish to take advantage of the “Car Load” promotion. Anyone wanting to use their rainout ticket needs to go to the ticket booth and exchange it for that night’s ticket. If you don’t have a “Car Load” that will save you some $$, you can use your individual ticket.

Racers and crew members that attended the rained out event must use last Saturday’s NASCAR “hard card” that everyone signs and gets a copy of at the pit gate for their rain check. Persons without the “hard card” will not be admitted free to the pits.

In Saturday Night’s NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series action, Bill Leighton, Jr., Scotty Hartman, Harry Nixon, Austin Kurtzer, and Nate Christensen lead their respective divisions. The Late Model points standings show Bill Leighton, Jr. in the lead with Dave Doll, Jason Hobsheidt, Dave Livingston, and Jody Krug following. Scotty Hartman leads the point standings in the Certified Transmission Pro Ams while Shawn Bulin, Nick Steier, Terry Cleveland, and Jeff Kupke round out the top 5. Harry Nixon and Jim Fritz are tied in the B-Modified division with 318 points and Jim Hendricks, Jr., Floyd Richards, and Larry Robinson, Sr. rounding out the top 5 in the Saturday Night division. Austin Kurtzer holds the point lead in the Tobacco Free Nebraska Novice Hornet division while Corey Hutchinson, Ole Olson, Rich Havenridge, and Perry Soule follow. Nate Christensen holds the point lead in the Tobacco Free Nebraska Pro Hornets, with only 30 points separating Christensen from second place point sitter Bryan Hull. Finishing off the top 5 include Eric Fryman, Lynn Carlson, and Nathan Brown. The Trail Performance / Trade Center Automotive 305 Sprint Cars will also be added to this Saturday’s race program. In that division Matthew Stelzer has a slim 4 point lead over Trish Dover and Steve Hurst who are tied for 2 nd in the championship.

Saturday, June 24th, hot laps are scheduled for 6:30pm and the racing action set to begin at 7:00pm. On Sunday, June 25th, the pit gate opens at 4pm, the grandstand gate opens at 4:30pm, with hot laps at 6pm and racing at 6:30pm.

Individual ticket prices for Saturday’s events are $8 for Adults; $7 for Seniors and Students with kids age 10 and under FREE. For Sunday’s events and those without a FREE Dodge ticket Adults are $10; Seniors and Students are $8 and Kids 10 and under are still FREE.

Nebraska Raceway Park is located off I-80 at exit 420 between Omaha and Lincoln and is home to I-80 Speedway, the Little Sunset Speedway go-kart track and Soaring Edge Motocross Park. The Speedway hosts events weekly from April through September. For race day track information call (402) 944-2233 or check out the official I-80 Speedway website at www.neracewaypark.com. The Omaha General Office can be contacted during normal business hours Monday thru Friday, 9am-5pm at 402-342-3453.

Nicholson, Carlson, Krug, and Myers Pick Up Feature Wins at I-80

June 20th, 2006

Coca-Cola and Father’s Day this Weekend at I-80

June 15th, 2006

Joe Kosiski, Brian Foote, Dave Doll and Jesse Sobbing each lead their respective divisions at I-80 Speedway. “Lighting” Leon Zeitner took the checkered flag last Sunday, finding his 3rd A Feature win of the season. The #9 Dodge of Ed Kosiski took second while, Bryant Goldsmith, Rookie Jerry Warner, and Al Zeitner rounded out the top 5. #53 Joe Kosiski leads the point standings while Leon Zeitner, Ed Kosiski, John Nicholson and Scott Koskovich round out the top 5.

The 52s of Jerimiah Sillman pulled off the win in the Home Pride Modifieds, barely beating Essex, Iowa’s own Brian Foote. Rounding out the top 5 were Justin Clark, 1c of Nick Carlson, and Mike Lineberry. Foote leads Sillman in the Home Pride Modified division by 42 points with Justin Clark, Mike Meyer and Mike Johnson rounding out the top 5 in the tough Sunday Night division.

I-80 Speedway Current Point Leader Dave Doll ran a strong race to win last Sunday’s exciting NRP Grand National feature in the highly competitive Sunday division. The J1 of Harley Moen, Joey Bauer Jr., Mark Wyman, and Dave Cook rounded out the top 5. Doll holds the point lead while Cook, Dave Livingston, Brian Scott, and Moen follow.

The Stereo West Auto Toy Hobby Stocks saw Jesse Sobbing take the 1st place finish last Sunday. Rounding out the top 5 were 2t Josh True, Jeremy Smith, Red Oak, Iowa’s Jerod Weston and Rick Bradley. Sobbing not only took the win last Sunday but also the point lead. Only 20 points separate Sobbing from the other top 5 in points, including Chad Bassinger, Tom Myers, Greg Houdesheldt, and Bob Kracher.

In Saturday Night’s NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series action, Bill Leighton, Jr., Scotty Hartman, Harry Nixon, Austin Kurtzer, and Nate Christensen lead their respective divisions. In the first Late Model Make-Up A Feature, Dave Livingston took the lead on lap 7 to go on for the win. Jason Hobscheidt finished 2nd with Mike Wallace, Bill Leighton, Jr., and point leader Dave Doll finishing behind. The 2nd A Feature saw Bill Leighton, Jr. take the lead on lap 12 and never look back. Rounding out the top 5 were Dave Doll, 2k Jody Krug, Mike Wallace and the #40 of Shawn Harker. The Late Model points standings show Bill Leighton, Jr. in the lead with Dave Doll, Jason Hobsheidt, Dave Livingston, and Jody Krug following.

Jason Cieslik took the checkered flag last Saturday, finding his 1st A Feature win of the season. Scotty Hartman, Shawn Bulin, #72 Rick Negrete, and Chuck Dillon rounded out the top 5. Hartman leads the point standings while Bulin, Nick Steier, Terry Cleveland, and Jeff Kupke round out the top 5.

Harry Nixon pulled off the win in the B-Modifieds taking his 3rd feature win of the year. Rounding out the top 5 were 52x Mike Christiansen, Larry Robinson, Sr., Daryl Weilage, and Jim Fritz. Nixon and1Fritz are tied in the B-Modified division with 318 points and Jim Hendricks, Jr., Floyd Richards, and Larry Robinson, Sr. rounding out the top 5 in the Saturday Night division.

I-80 Speedway Current Point Leader Austin Kurtzer ran a strong race to win last Saturday’s exciting Tobacco Free Nebraska Pro Hornet feature in the highly competitive Saturday division. The 16j, Corey Hutcheson, Jessica Soule, and Joe McConnell rounded out the top 5. Kurtzer holds the point lead while Hutchinson, Ole Olson, Rich Havenridge, and Perry Soule follow.

The Tobacco Free Nebraska saw Eric Fryman take the 1st place finish last Saturday. Rounding out the top 5 were 37 Nate Christensen, Justin Soule, Steve McConnell, and the #3x of Mollee Collins. Christensen holds the point lead, with only 30 points separating Christensen from second place point sitter Bryan Hull. Finishing off the top 5 include Fryman, Lynn Carlson, and Nathan Brown.

Saturday, June 12th, hot laps are scheduled for 6:30pm and the racing action set to begin at 7:00pm. On Sunday the pit gate opens at 4pm, the grandstand gate opens at 4pm, with hot laps at 6pm and racing at 6:30pm.

Ticket prices for Saturday’s events are $8 for adults, $7 for Seniors and Students with kids age 10 and under FREE. For Sunday’s event, Adults are $10, and Seniors and Students are $8 and Kids 10 and under are still FREE.

Nebraska Raceway Park is located off I-80 at exit 420 between Omaha and Lincoln and is home to I-80 Speedway, the Little Sunset Speedway go-kart track and Soaring Edge Motocross Park. The Speedway hosts events weekly from April through September. For race day track information call (402) 944-2233 or check out the official I-80 Speedway website at www.neracewaypark.com . The Omaha General Office can be contacted during normal business hours Monday thru Friday, 9am-5pm at 402-342-3453.

Tom & Tiff’s Family Restaurant Adds to I-80 Hobby Stock Purse

June 14th, 2006

“We wanted to help build the car count in this great class and this was our way of doing it” said Tiff. “If Tom should win, we’ll roll that $100 over to the next race and we’ll add $200 to the winner’s share that night” she added.

“Tom and Tiffney have always been big supporters and fans of racing and I really look forward to working with them on this nice bonus for our drivers” said General Manager Tom Gutowski.

Tom & Tiff’s Family Restaurant serve delicious home cooked meals and are known for their delicious broasted chicken. Tom & Tiff’s is located at 607 South Hazel Street in Glenwood and you can call 712-527-4168 for more information about their full menu and hours of operation.

Nebraska Raceway Park is located off I-80 at exit 420 between Omaha and Lincoln and is home to I-80 Speedway, the Little Sunset Speedway go-kart track and Soaring Edge Motocross Park. The Speedway hosts events weekly from April through September. For race day track information call (402) 944-2233 or check out the official I-80 Speedway website at www.neracewaypark.com . The Omaha General Office can be contacted during normal business hours Monday-Friday, from 9am to 5pm at 402-342-3453.

Zeitner Makes It Three Wins in the Dodge Super Latemodels

June 12th, 2006

The 25 lap NASCAR Dodge Super Latemodel “A” feature saw Mike Wallace take the early lead from his outside front row starting spot. On lap three, fifth place starter “Lightning Leon” Zeitner would ride the hub of the track to the lead coming off of turn four. The first yellow of the race would fly on lap ten when second place Wallace would come to a stop in turn four. His night would be over with a mechanical failure. On the restart after a quick yellow for Ron Tex Jr, Bryant Goldsmith would drive his hot rod into the third position after starting the race 15th. Zeitner would keep the lead over Ed Kosiski and Goldsmith until lap 19 when the yellow would come out for points leader Joe Kosiski who had a flat right rear tire. When the green came back out, Zeitner kept the pedal to the metal and drove to his third win of the season. Ed Kosiski and Goldsmith were second and third. Rookie Jerry Warner was fourth, and Al Zeitner was fifth.

The Home Pride Modified Division would see an early race caution on lap one when the cars of Jeremy Leiting, Mark Leiting, Jonnie Wyman, and J.C. Wyman all collided in turn two. On the restart, Bill Bader Jr. would hold the lead until lap three when the #74 of Justin Clark would make the pass for the top spot. Clark, who started fourth row inside, would keep the point until lap eight when the #52s of Jerimiah Sillman slid past him on the outside. Sillman would keep the lead through four mid-race yellows, but during the last few laps he would receive heavy pressure from Brian Foote. On the final lap Sillman and Foote would race side by side, and coming to the line it was Sillman winning by a bumper. Foote, Clark, Nick Carlson, and Mike Lineberry rounded out the top five.

The Grand National Division would have the “Dirt Dawg” Dave Doll pick up his first feature win of the season. The #J1 of Harley Moen was second. Superman Joey Bauer Jr. was third. Mark Wyman was fourth and Dave Cook was fifth.

The Stereo West Auto Toys Hobby Stocks had a very scary accident on lap eight of the 15 lap event. The #66 of Bob Kracher would get upside down going into turn three. Mike Mass, Travis Alley, and Jerod Weston were also involved in the wreck. Mass would have to be transported by ambulance to a local hospital, but his status was not available at the time of this release. When racing resumed it was points leader Jeremy Swanson keeping the lead and taking the win. In the tech area after the race, Swanson’s engine was claimed by another driver. Jeremy refused the claim causing him to be disqualified. That gave the win to Jesse Sobbing. Josh True was second, Jeremy Smith was third, Weston came back for fourth, and Rick Bradley rounded out the top five.

Nebraska Raceway Park is located off I-80 at exit 420 between Omaha and Lincoln and is home to I-80 Speedway, the Little Sunset Speedway go-kart track and Soaring Edge Motocross Park. The Speedway hosts events weekly from April through September. For race day track information call (402) 944-2233 or check out the official I-80 Speedway website at www.neracewaypark.com. The Omaha General Office can be contacted during normal business hours at 402-342-3453.

Livingston and Leighton Take NASCAR Features at I-80

June 11th, 2006

The night got started with the make up Dodge Crate Late Model feature from June 3rd.

Jason Hobscheidt and Trevor Millikan battled early on with Millikan in the lead after 1 lap. Millikan and Hobscheidt hooked up with Livingston for a 3 wide shootout before Hobscheidt grabbed the lead on lap 5. Livingston, running a low groove near the inside guard rail, took the lead on lap 7. Livingston then survived 4 restarts to win his 2nd feature of the year with Hobscheidt finishing 2nd. Third through 5th went to Mike Wallace, Bill Leighton Jr and Dave Doll.

The 2nd feature saw Jody Krug and Shawn Harker battle for the early lead with Harker in front at the end of lap 1. Krug took the lead on lap 5 but Bill Leighton Jr. was on the move. Leighton, the current track point leader and 5th in NASCAR Division 4 points, moved up to take the lead on lap 12. But Krug battled with him side by side for several laps before Leighton began pulling away. Dave Doll made a late race charge but had to settle for 2nd ahead of Krug, Wallace and Harker.

The Certified Transmission Pro-am feature saw Chuck Dillon take the early lead followed by Jason Cieslik. Shawn Bulin and Scotty Hartman made it a 4 car battle for the lead. Cieslik took the lead on lap 10 and went on to record his first win of the season. Hartman took 2nd over Bulin, Rick Negrete and Dillon.

Harry Nixon started on the outside front row of the B-Mod feature. Mike Christiansen came on to challenge for the lead which he took on lap 8. Nixon Retook the lead on lap 10. On the last lap going into turn 4 Christiansen tried a slide job to take the lead. But it failed and Nixon took the checkers for the 3rd time this year.

In the Tobacco Free Nebraska Pro-Hornet feature Austin Kurtzer took advantage Corey Hutchison being set back 4 spots for jumping on the start, to record his 1st win of the season. Perry Soule came on to finish 2nd and Hutchison fought back to finish 3rd.

In the TFN Novice Hornet feature Eric Fryman took the car he borrowed from Will McConnell and won his first feature of the year. Nate Christensen tried to overtake him, but could’nt get the job done.

Next Saturday night will be Coca Cola night at the races. All fans will receive a free Coca Cola product. Hot laps are at 6:30 and racing at 8.

NRP/I-80 Speedway is located between Omaha and Lincoln just north of I-80 exit 420 and runs the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series on Saturday and Sunday nights during their regular season; one of only two tracks in the USA to hold two NASCAR Dodge Weekly Sanctions. For more information, contact the NRP General Offices at 402-342-3453 during normal business hours or visit the web site at www.neracewaypark.com. On race days after 4pm, the track info line is 402-944-2233.

Law Enforcement, Fire and Rescue Night at I-80

June 9th, 2006

Joe Kosiski, Dave Livingston, Brian Foote and Jeremy Swanson lead their respective divisions into this weekend’s I-80 Speedway Sunday NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series. During last Sunday’s event, Joe Kosiski captured his 2nd A-Feature event of the season in the Dodge Super Late Models. Nicholson would come home second, followed by Scott Koskovich, Corey Zeitner, and Al Zeitner. The #53 Joe Kosiski still leads the Dodge Super Late Model points with 242 points followed by Ed Kosiski with 212 points. Completing the top 5 in points are Leon Zeitner, John Nicholson, and Scott Koskovich.

Brian Scott lead all of the A feature to pick up the win in the NRP Grand Nationals on Sunday. Doll would take Tilley at the line for second place, while Dave Livingston would take fourth and Jody Krug finished fifth. Dave Livingston still holds the point lead while 97D Dave Doll, Dave Cook, feature winner Brian Scott, and Jody Krug round out the top 5 in points.

Mike Lineberry raced to his first A-Feature win of the season during last Home Pride Modifieds feature event besting the #43 Brian Foote for the victory. Mike Meyer came home third, Nick Carlson fourth, and Matt Richards finished 5th. Brian Foote of Essex, Iowa holds the point lead with 224 points. Mike Meyer is just 20 points behind Foote in second with Jerimiah Sillman, J.C. Wyman and Justin Clark sitting in the third through fifth positions.

The I-80 Hobby Stock point chase got closer when current point leader Jeremy Swanson finishing 1st in Sunday’s A-Feature. Swanson edged out Jesse Sobbing for the victory and SpongeBob Kracher, Chad Bassinger and the 2T of Josh True finished off the top 5. Swanson leads with 238 points over Chad Bassinger with 192 points. Tom Myers holds third with 188 points followed by SpongeBob Kracher with 184 points and Jesse Sobbing with 182 points.

On Sunday the pit gate opens at 4pm, the grandstand gate opens at 4pm, with hot laps at 6pm and racing at 6:30pm.

In the Saturday Night NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series, Bill Leighton, Jr., Scotty Hartman, Jim Fritz, Austin Kurtzer, and Nate Christensen lead their respective divisions into this weekend’s I-80 Speedway Saturday NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series. The Crate Late Model feature was postponed and double features will be held this weekend in the Crate Late Model division. The #28 Bill Leighton, Jr. still leads the Dodge Super Late Model points with 222 points followed by Dave Doll with 218 points. Completing the top 5 in points are Dave Livingston, Jason Hobscheidt, and Jody Krug.

Larry Robinson, Jr. won his 2nd A feature win of the year in the Certified Transmission Pro-Ams on Saturday. Shawn Bulin would take # 72 Rick Negrete for second place, while Nick Steier would take fourth and Scotty Hartman finished fifth. Hartman still holds the point lead while #36 Bulin, Steier, feature winner Robinson, Jr., and Terry Cleveland round out the top 5 in points.

Red Oak, Iowa’s own Rick Germar raced to the A-Feature win during last week’s B-Modified feature event taking the #71 Floyd Richards for the victory. Larry Robinson, Sr. came home third, Ben Romey fourth, and point leader Jim Fritz finished 5th. Fritz still holds the point lead with 276 points. Harry Nixon is just 8 points behind Fritz in second with Jim Hendricks, Jr., Floyd Richards and Scott Plantz sitting in the third through fifth positions.

The Tobacco Free Nebraska Pro Hornets saw Perry Soule take Saturday’s A-Feature after winning the B feature and coming from the back of the A feature. Soule edged out Corey Hutchison for the victory and point leader Austin Kurtzer, Darin Hoegren, and the 61b of Brandon Wergin finished off the top 5. Kurtzer leads with 248 points over tie Ole Olson and Corey Hutchison with 224 points. Rick Havenridge holds 4th with 210 points and Soule with 200 points.

The Tobacco Free Nebraska Novice Hornets saw Nate Christensen take Saturday’s A-Feature for his 4th A Feature win of the year. Christensen beat Taylor Collins for the victory and Eric Fryman, B52 Nathan Brown, and Bryan Hull finished off the top 5. Christensen leads with 292 points over Bryan Hull with 270 points and Eric Fryman with 244 points. Lynn Carlson holds 4th with 216 points and Brown with 200 points.

Sunday, June 11th, hot laps are scheduled for 6:00pm and the racing action set to begin at 6:30pm.

Ticket prices for Saturday’s events are $8 for adults, $7 for Seniors and Students with kids age 10 and under FREE. For Sunday’s event, Adults are $10, and Seniors and Students are $8 and Kids 10 and under are still FREE.

Nebraska Raceway Park is located off I-80 at exit 420 between Omaha and Lincoln and is home to I-80 Speedway, the Little Sunset Speedway go-kart track and Soaring Edge Motocross Park. The Speedway hosts events weekly from April through September. For race day track information call (402) 944-2233 or check out the official I-80 Speedway website at www.neracewaypark.com . The Omaha General Office can be contacted during normal business hours, which are Monday-Friday 9-5, at 402-342-3453.

Kosiski Takes I-80 Speedway Super Latemodel Win

June 7th, 2006

The 25 lap Dodge Super Latemodel “A” feature saw Billy Leighton Jr. jump to an early lead on lap one. Leighton would battle with pole sitter Clint Benson until lap six when Benson would sneak by on the outside for the lead. Three laps later Benson would loose the top spot to a charging Mike Wallace who started eighth. That same lap the race would see its first caution period as the #1m of Todd Bell would the handle of his car in turn four. Wallace would keep the lead until the lap 14 restart, that’s when 12th place starter Joe Kosiski grabbed the lead coming off of turn two. Kosiski would have a 15 car length lead on lap 22, but it all diminished when the yellow flew for Keith Mander Jr. who had spun in turn three. On the restart Kosiski would have his hands full of second place runner John Nicholson who had steadily moved his way through the field. Nicholson would get along side of Kosiski, but he could not make the pass. Joe Kosiski would go on to take the win, his second of the season. Nicholson would come home second, followed by Scott Koskovich, Corey Zeitner, and Al Zeitner.

The Home Pride Modifieds had second row inside starter Mike Lineberry grab the lead on lap one. After a lap one spin by Justin Clark, the restart would see race leader Lineberry stay out front with Matt Richards and Brian Foote battling for second. Foote would get by Richards on lap four, and he then would charge after Lineberry for the lead. Lineberry and Foote would race side by side for the lead with Richards following close behind. Meanwhile Nick Carlson and Mike Meyer were racing door to door for fourth. The great racing would come to a slow on lap 14 when the #69x of Bill Bader Jr. spun. On the restart Lineberry would keep the lead and sail to his first win of the season. Foote would get second. Mike Meyer came home third, Nick Carlson fourth, and Matt Richards finished fifth.

The Grand National Division saw Brian Scott take the early lead over pole sitter Andrew Kosiski. Scott and Kosiski would run one two until lap seven when Jacob Brown and Trevor Millikan tangled on the front straightaway. After that, a host of yellows would come out for single car accidents. Scott would maintain the lead, but Kosiski would slip back on each restart. Meanwhile Dave Doll and Ron Tilley battled for the second position as Scott lead. The 20 lap feature would come to an end with Scott taking the win. Doll would edge out Tilley at the line for second. Points leader Dave Livingston would take fourth, while Jody Krug finished fifth.

It was spills and thrills night in the Stereo West AutoToys Hobby Stocks. The race would see both Rick Munson and Jeremy Auten flip their cars, while second place points runner Tom Myers made heavy contact with the turn four wall. All drivers were unhurt. When the marathon race finished, it was Jeremy Swanson taking the win with a last lap pass over Jesse Sobbing. SpongeBob Kracher, Chad Bassinger, and Josh True rounded out the top five.

Nebraska Raceway Park is located off I-80 at exit 420 between Omaha and Lincoln and is home to I-80 Speedway, the Little Sunset Speedway go-kart track and Soaring Edge Motocross Park. The Speedway hosts events weekly from April through September. For race day track information call (402) 944-2233 or check out the official I-80 Speedway website at www.neracewaypark.com. The Omaha General Office can be contacted during normal business hours at 402-342-3453.

Photo credit: Jason Rief, A & J Digital Imaging www.aandjdigital.net

Robinson, Germar, Soule, Christensen I-80 Winners

June 4th, 2006

Before all this there was some exciting racing action starting with the Certified Transmission Pro-am 18 lap feature. Chuck Dillon, Terry Cleveland and Shawn Bulin battled for the early lead with Bulin taking control as lap 1 was completed.

Tim Podraza and Larry Robinson Jr. came to the front with Podraza taking the lead on lap 8 followed by Robinson. Robinson took the lead on lap 10 when Podraza’s motor let go. Robinson went on to score his 2nd win of the year with Bulin in 2nd and Rick Negrete in 3rd. Chad Sanders who finished 4th was disqualified for weighing light after the feature.

The Tobacco Free Nebraska Pro-Hornet feature saw Perry “The Soulman” Soule advance to the A after winning the B-Feature. Soule then took advantage of a
couple of yellow flags and charged to victory in the 12 lap feature. On the last restart with 2 laps left Soule was in 2nd. He took the lead with one lap left and went on to record his 3rd win of the year over Corey Hutchison and Austin Kurtzer.

The TFN Novice Hornets saw Nate Christensen dominate as he took his 4th win of the year over Taylor Collins, Eric Fryman and Nate Brown.

“Rocket Rick” Germar made his first appearance of the season and stole the show. He started in the 6th position and took his time moving up to 2nd position on lap 5. On lap 9 early leader Harry Nixon spunout and Germar took the lead which he held until the end. Floyd Richards finished 2nd ahead of Larry Robinson Sr. and Ben Romey.

The Outlaw Vintage Lites Racing Series was also on the card. Veteran driver Scott Naggatz started on the outside front row and was challenged early by Travis Long. But Long went out with mechanical problems and Naggatz was never seriously challenged the rest of the way picking up the win over Chick DeMoss.

NRP/I-80 Speedway is located between Omaha and Lincoln just north of I-80 exit 420 and runs the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series on Saturday and Sunday nights during their regular season; one of only two tracks in the USA to hold two NASCAR Dodge Weekly Sanctions. For more information, contact the NRP General Offices at 402-342-3453 during normal business hours or visit the web site at www.neracewaypark.com. On race days after 4pm, the track info line is 402-944-2233.

NE Auto Racing HoF, USG Night this Weekend at I-80

June 2nd, 2006

This is just one of many “County Nights” that will be held through out the year. Our fantasy racing contest is also available with many great prizes including free food and drinks. On Saturdays the gates open at 4:30pm with hot laps at 6:30pm and the racing action starts at 7pm.

I-80 Speedway’s Saturday Night point leaders include Bill Leighton, Jr., Scotty Hartman, Jim Fritz, Rick Havenridge, and Nate Christensen. During last Saturday’s NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series Event, Mike Wallace captured the feature event in the Crate Late Models holding off Bill Leighton, Jr. for the win. Going into this Saturday’s event, Bill Leighton, Jr. leads the point standings by 4 points over the #97 of Dave Doll. Completing the top 5 in points are Dave Livingston, Jason Hobscheidt, and Jody Krug.

The #88 car of Scotty Hartman brought his Certified Transmission Pro Am to the front for the win last Saturday in the Certified Transmission Pro-Ams to take his 2 nd A Feature win in a row. Winner Scotty Hartman leads the Certified Transmission Pro-Am points with 234 points followed by Shawn Bulin with 216 points. The #8 Pro Am of Nick Steier, Chad Sanders, and Joe Feyen round out the top 5 in points.

Jim Fritz took the checkered flag for his first career feature win in the B-Modifieds. Fritz made his way into the winner’s circle after holding off Larry Robinson, Sr. for the 1st place trophy. Fritz holds a 6 point lead in the standings over Harry Nixon with Jim Hendricks, Jr. 18 points back from the current leader. Scott Plantz and Floyd Richards are fourth and fifth in B-Modified points respectively.

In Smoke Free Nebraska Pro Hornet action, eleventh-place starter Rick Havenridge held on for the feature win last Saturday beating Austin Kurtzer. The #96 Pro Hornet of Corey Hutchison, Darin Hoegren, and the #4 of Deanna Wallace rounded out the Top 5. Both Havenridge and Kurtzer are tied for the points lead with 202 points. The #23 of Ole Olson, Corey Hutchinson, and Darin Hoegren concludes the top 5.

In last Saturday’s Smoke Free Nebraska Novice Hornets, Taylor Collins took his first feature event win beating Bryan Hull for the win. Going into this Saturday’s event, Nate Christensen leads the point standings by 14 points over the #13 car of Hull. Completing the top 5 in points are Lynn Carlson, Eric Fryman, and Mollee Collins.

USG will be at the track on Sunday and is proud to be the official building products supplier of NASCAR and the NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series. On Sunday the pit gate opens at 4pm, the grandstand gate opens at 4pm, with hot laps at 6pm and racing at 6:30pm.

Two weeks ago, in the NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series, Leon Zeitner became the first repeat winner in the Dodge Super Late Models holding off #53 Joe Kosiski for the 1st place finish. Going into this Sunday’s event, Joe Kosiski leads the point standings by 18 points over Leon Zeitner. Completing the top 5 in points are Ed Kosiski, John Nicholson, and Mike Wallace.

The Home Pride Modifieds found new-comer Grant Junghans pull off the A Feature win for the non-points event over second place starter Dan Mueller. Rounding out the top 5 were Jesse Dennis, J.C. Wyman, and Brian Foote. The top 5 in points shows #43 Brian Foote holding on to the lead by 18 points over Mike Meyer. J.C. Wyman, Jerimiah Sillman, and Justin Clark round out the top 5.

Last week in the grand nationals, Billy Leighton Jr. grabbed the lead on lap 12 and never gave it up. The #97 of Dave Doll, Mike Wallace, Ron Tex Jr., and Dave Livingston rounded out the top five. The #17 of Dave Livingston holds the points lead in the Grand National division, with Dave Doll, Dave Cook, Brian Scott and Dave Hanke finishing off the top 5.

Two weeks ago in Stereo West Auto Toys Hobby Stock action, Jeremy Swanson held on for the feature win beating Justin Leach. The #66 of Bob Kracher, Jesse Sobbing, and Jeremy Auten rounded out the top 5. Current point leader is Clarinda, Iowa native Jeremy Swanson with 188 points while Tom Myers, Jeremy Auten, Chad Bassinger, and Greg Houdesheldt follow close behind.

Ticket prices for Saturday’s events are $8 for adults, $7 for Seniors and Students with kids age 10 and under FREE. For Sunday’s event, Adults are $10, and Seniors and Students are $8 and Kids 10 and under are still FREE.

Nebraska Raceway Park is located off I-80 at exit 420 between Omaha and Lincoln and is home to I-80 Speedway, the Little Sunset Speedway go-kart track and Soaring Edge Motocross Park. The Speedway hosts events weekly from April through September. For race day track information call (402) 944-2233 or check out the official I-80 Speedway website at www.neracewaypark.com . The Omaha General Office can be contacted during normal business hours, which are Monday-Friday 9-5, at 402-342-3453.

Kosiski Wins Fifth Annual Alphabet Soup Race

May 29th, 2006

The 50 lap Alphabet Soup Race presented by Dodge saw pole sitter Kelly Boen jump out to an early lead over outside front row starter Steve Kosiski. Kosiski would show his dominance early by taking the lead from Boen on lap two. Kosiski would hold the lead during the next sixteen laps when the race would see its only cautions. On the lap seventeen restartsecond place would change hands after Brian Harris slid in front of Boen. Boen would take the spot back five laps later. Meanwhile, consolation winner and Georgia resident Clint Smith would work his way up to the third position by lap 31. Kosiski would maintain the lead for the rest of the way while Boen and Smith battled it out for second. On the final lap Smith and Boen would make contact in turn one. Boen would keep control and go on to take second to Kosiski. Smith finished third, John Hampel was fourth, and the 2005 WDRL Champion Denny Eckrich finished fifth.

The Home Pride Modifieds found J.C. Wyman in the early lead on lap one in the eighteen lap feature. Wyman would hold it until lap six when Grant Junghans took control in his #2x machine. The Kansas driver would race like a veteran on his first night at the Speedway by leading the rest of the race and taking the checkered flag. Dan Mueller would start and finish second . Jesse Dennis would slide infront of J.C. Wyman for third, while Wyman ended up fourth, Brian Foote finished fifth.

Dave Doll would take his #97d to the front of the field on lap one of the 20 lap Grand National feature. Dolls lead would not last long, as on lap five the #1 of Jason Hobscheidt took the point. Hobscheidt’s luck would end when on lap eight his hood would come loose. The yellow would wave as Hobscheidt went to the pits The new leader would be Doll again, but on lap twelve Billy Leighton Jr. would grab the lead. Leighton would keep the lead and go on to win. Doll, Mike Wallace, Ron Tex Jr., and Dave Livingston rounded out the top five.

Nebraska Raceway Park is located off I-80 at exit 420 between Omaha and Lincoln and is home to I-80 Speedway, the Little Sunset Speedway go-kart track and Soaring Edge Motocross Park. The Speedway hosts events weekly from April through September. For race day track information call (402) 944-2233 or check out the official I-80 Speedway website at www.neracewaypark.com. The Omaha General Office can be contacted during normal business hours at 402-342-3453.

Wallace & Hartman Become Repeat Winners at I-80

May 28th, 2006

Wallace is hoping that his next feature win won’t come as a result of rebuilding the car after a wreck. Wallace and his crew spent most of the later part of the week replacing the front stub on the Mike Collins owned car. They just put the finishing touches on it before leaving for the track. He started by winning his heat race over Todd Morgan.

He started the 20 lap on the pole after the top 15 were inverted. Wallace and racing legend Ron Tilley battled for the early lead with Tilley taking the early lead on the back stretch. But lap 2 saw Wallace pass Tilley for the lead and eventual win. Several restarts bunched up the field, but Wallace stayed in front on each one. Bill Leighton Jr. was the last one to have a shot at Wallace but he couldn’t get it done and Wallace claimed his 2nd win of the year. Wallace told me he does’nt like starting on the front row because the only place to go is back. At the checkered flag several cars got together and Jason Hobscheidt got turned around. Ron Tex Jr., Dave Doll and Kent Schimenti rounded out the top 5. Hobscheidt ended up 16th.

The Certified Transmission Pro-am 18 lap feature saw Jason Cieslik race to an early lead from his pole position start with Ray Dessell following in 2nd. Nick Steier moved into 3rd on lap 2 and 2nd on lap 5. But Scotty Hartman was hot on his tail. Hartman passed Steier for 2nd on lap 9. After chasing Cieslik for 6 laps Hartman was able to take the lead with 2 laps left. Larry Robinson Jr. made a late race charge after starting 15th, but he could’nt reel in Hartman and had to settle for 2nd. Cieslik finished 3rd ahead of Joe Feyen and Steier. Hartman, who is leading the points, also won his heat race.

The B-Mod feature saw Mike Christiansen take the early lead. But Harry Nixon was on the move and looking for his 3rd feature win. Nixon took the lead on lap 4 and was on his way until lap 11 when he lost fuel pressure and Jim Fritz took the lead. Fritz then held on and took the checkered flag for his first career feature win. Larry Robinson Sr took 2nd over Daryl Weilage and Jim Hendricks.

The Trail Performance/Trade Center Automotive 305 Sprint Cars made their 2nd appearance of the season and Matt Stephanson made the long haul from Des Moines worthwhile as he picked up his 1st win of the year. Only 4 of 6 cars started the feature but Stephanson charged from the outside front row and led all the way. Matthew Stelzer finished 2nd ahead of Trish Dover and Michael Oliver. Oliver Won the heat race with Dover in 2nd.

The Tobacco Free Nebraska Pro-Hornet 12 lap feature saw Austin Kurtzer go from 3rd to 1st on the opening lap and looked like it was a sure thing that he would win. But Rick Havenridge, who started 11th, had other ideas as he charged his way to 2nd by lap 4. And on the lat lap out of turn 4 Havenridge ducked underneath Kurtzer to take his 2nd feature win of the year. And in the process Havenridge and Kurtzer are now tied for the top spot in points. Havenridge has the advantage though with 2 feature wins to Kurtzer’s 0 feature wins.

The TFN Novice Hornet feature saw Steve McConnell take the early lead only to lose it on lap 2 to Nathan Brown. Brown led the rest of the way to what appeared to be his first career feature win. But in the tech area he was disqualified for using spring rubbers on what is supposed to be a virtually a street car. This gave the win to Taylor Collins with Bryan Hull in 2nd.

Next Saturday, June 3rd, is Nebraska Auto Racing Hall of Fame night at I-80 featuring the NASCAR Dodge Weekly Racing Series Crate Late Models, Certified Transmission Pro-Ams, B-Mods and Tobacco Free Nebraska Hornets.. Hot laps are at 6:30 with racing Action getting under way at 7.

NRP/I-80 Speedway is located between Omaha and Lincoln just north of I-80 exit 420 and runs the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series on Saturday and Sunday nights during their regular season; one of only two tracks in the USA to hold two NASCAR Dodge Weekly Sanctions. For more information, contact the NRP General Offices at 402-342-3453 during normal business hours or visit the web site at www.neracewaypark.com. On race days after 4pm, the track info line is 402-944-2233.

Holiday Weekend Heats Up with Alphabet Soup

May 27th, 2006

Jason Hobscheidt leads the Dodge Weekly Series points in the Saturday Late Model Division with a slim 10 point lead over Dave Livingston. Scotty Hartman holds a 12 point advantage over last week’s winner Shawn Bulin in the Pro-Ams while Floyd Richards and Ole Olson leads the way in the B-Mods and Pro Hornet divisions respectively. Nate Christensen has a strong 18 points lead in the Novice Hornets and the 305 Sprint Cars have Rob Kubli in the lead after one points night in the books. The 305 Sprint Cars will be making their second appearance of the season this weekend.

The Alphabet Soup Race, co-sanctioned by the WDRL, NCRA and MLRA, promises to have one of the strongest fields of cars ever this weekend. “The Memorial Day weekend has always been one of our early-season highlights,” commented Jim Wilson, founder and President of the WORLD Dirt Racing League. “I-80 Speedway has always attracted extremely large fields of cars and outstanding racing.”

A pair of WDRL champions headline what promises to be a stellar field of drivers on hand for the holiday weekend swing. Marquette, Nebraska’s Kyle Berck, who won back-to-back series titles in 2002 and 2003, turned in an eye-popping performance a few weeks ago at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa when he started 20 th in a star-studded 26-car field and raced to an impressive fourth place finish. Denny Eckrich of Tiffin, Iowa, the winner of the 2005 PolyDome Late Model Series crown, finished ninth at Knoxville after a sixth-place season-opening finish at Davenport Speedway in Davenport, Iowa on April 8.

Early-season contenders Brian Harris of Davenport, Iowa and Trent Follmer of Elk River, Minnesota are also expected to be on hand. Harris scored a near-miss second place finish at Knoxville on May 13, on the heals of a ninth place finish in the opener at Davenport. Follmer meanwhile, was impressive in a fourth-place season opening run at Davenport, and ran with the leaders most of the way before fading to tenth at Knoxville. .

34-year veteran Al Humphrey of Giltner, Nebraska, who saw a potential top-five finish at Knoxville evaporate with late-race engine problems, is also expected to be in the field along with former NASCAR Weekly Racing Series national champion Gary Webb of Blue Grass, Iowa and former NASCAR All-Star Series champion Steve Boley of West Liberty, Iowa.

Other series regulars expected include Iowa drivers Dave Eckrich of Cosgrove, Chris Simpson of Marion, Chad Simpson of Mount Vernon, John VanDenBerg of Oskaloosa, Tommy Elston of Keokuk, Rob Moss and Matt Furman, both of Iowa City, Jason Utter of Columbus Junction, and Jill George of Cedar Falls. Among Nebraska series regulars expected to be in attendance are John Anderson and Bill Koons, both of Omaha and John Hampel of Union. 37-year racing veteran Sonny Findling of Kirksville, Missouri is also expected in the field.

Eric Pember of Pittsville, Wisconsin heads a strong field of “Northern Invaders,” which also includes fellow Wisconsin drivers Kerry Hansen of Spencer and Todd Gehl of Solon Springs, John Hinkemeyer of Sauk Rapids, Minnesota and Mike Stadel of Rapid City, South Dakota.

A host of other regional travelers are also expected including four-time MLRA (Midwest Late Model Racing Association) and two-time NCRA (National Championship Racing Association) champion Al Purkey of Coffeyville, Kansas, Belton, Missouri’s Alan Vaughn, also a four-time MLRA titlist, four-time Western Dirt Racing Association (WDRA) champion Kelly Boen of Henderson, Colorado, former NCRA champion Delbert Smith of Wichita, Kansas, and perennial MLRA top-five runner Jason Bodenhamer of Centerview, Missouri. Johnny Bone, Jr. of Pea Ridge, Missouri and Garry Billings, Jr. of Prairie Village, Kansas, last year’s NCRA and MLRA Rookies-of-the-year respectively, are also expected.

The event is also expected to be dotted with a list of western Iowa and eastern Nebraska’s top weekly Late Model competitors including last year’s NASCAR Division II champion Chris Spieker of Massena, Iowa. Omaha area racing brothers Joe, Steve and Ed Kosiski are also expected, along with fellow Nebraskans Mark Wyman of Papillion, Scott Koskovich of Omaha, Leon Zeitner of La Vista, Al Zeitner of Bellevue, and Craig Preble of Yutan. Iowa weekly racers expected include Paul Glendenning of Mount Ayr, Bryant Goldsmith and Jeremy Houck, both of Corning, and Alonzo Grosse of Council Bluffs, Iowa.

On Saturdays the gates open at 4:30pm with hot laps at 6:30pm and the racing action starts at 7pm. On Sunday the pit gate is opening at a special time – 2pm, the grandstand gate opens at 4pm, with hot laps at 6pm and racing at 6:30pm.

Ticket prices for Saturday’s events are $8 for adults, $7 for Seniors and Students with kids age 10 and under FREE. For Sunday’s special event, Adults are $20, and Seniors and Students are $17 and Kids 10 and under are still FREE. Special $5 OFF coupons are available at participating Dodge Dealers in western Iowa and eastern Nebraska, including the Omaha and Lincoln metro areas.

Nebraska Raceway Park is located off I-80 at exit 420 between Omaha and Lincoln and is home to I-80 Speedway, the Little Sunset Speedway go-kart track and Soaring Edge Motocross Park. The Speedway hosts events weekly from April through September. For race day track information call (402) 944-2233 or check out the official I-80 Speedway website at www.neracewaypark.com . The Omaha General Office can be contacted during normal business hours at 402-342-3453.

Zeitner Edges Out Kosiski With Last Lap Pass

May 23rd, 2006

The 25 lap Super Latemodel “A” main event would see inside row two starter Jerry Warner jump out to an early lead on lap one. Warner would hold the lead for 14 laps over Leon Zeitner until a host of yellows from laps 14 to 16. One yellow included a pile up in turn three that involved Russ Hadan, Scott Koskovich, Jason Hobsheidt, and Robbie Andersen. On the restart after the lap 16 yellow, Zeitner, 16th place starter Joe Kosiski, and 2005 NASCAR Division II Champion Chris Spieker would all sneak by Warner. For the remaining of the race Zeitner, Kosiski, and Spieker would run three wide with Zeitner maintaining the point. On lap 24 points leader Kosiski would make the pass for the lead on the front shoot, Zeitner would retake the lead in turns one and two, but Kosiski pulled the cross over move down the back straightaway. Kosiski and Zeitner would race side by side in turns three and four. The drag race down the front saw Zeitner edge out Kosiski by a nose. Spieker would take third, Warner fourth, and Ed Kosiski fifth.

The Home Pride Modifieds had outside front row starter Johnnie Wyman grab the early lead over Scott Carlson and Rodney Stopak. Wyman would hold the lead for the first eight circuits. His night would end on the eighth lap when his #44 would loose a drive shaft entering turn three. Taking command of the race then was the #74 of Justin Clark who had charged from the tenth starting spot. Clark would hold the lead for the remaining ten laps to take the win. J.C. Wyman, Scott Carlson, Jerimiah Silman, and Nick Carlson rounded out the top five.

The Grand National Latemodels saw second place starter Trevor Millikan take the early lead. The race would see green flag racing until lap 11 when Tony Leonardo rolled his #96 in turn one. The wreck also involved the #2x of Andrew Kosiski, the #5 of Mike Svagera, and the #6 of Jacob Hoffman. All drivers would walk away uninjured. When racing resumed, Millikan would hold the lead over a fast charging Dave Livingston. Livingston would get along side Millikan’s #22m, but he was unable to make the pass. Millikan would go on to take the win. Livingston was second. Harley Moen was third. “Shop Ron” Tilley brought home fourth, and Dave Doll took fifth.

The Stereo West AutoToys Hobby Stocks saw Jesse Sobbing take the “A” feature victory after early race leader Tom Myers lost a wheel. Jeremy Swanson was second. Justin Leach was third. Jeremy Auten and Josh True rounded off the top five.

Nebraska Raceway Park is located off I-80 at exit 420 between Omaha and Lincoln and hosts weekly events from April through September. For race day track information call (402) 944-2233 or check out the official I-80 Speedway website at www.neracewaypark.com. The Omaha General Office can be contacted during normal business hours at 402-342-3453.

Hobscheidt, Bulin, Carlson Get First Feature Wins of 2006

May 22nd, 2006

Hobscheidt started the Crate Late Model feature in the 10th position and watched as Jon Schwartz grabbed the early lead. Ron Tilley, who started 6th, moved into 2nd on lap 3 and took the lead from Schwartz on lap 5. Dave Livingston took 2nd on lap 6 followed by Hobscheidt and Jody Krug. Hobscheidt took over the lead on lap 8.

Tilley, Livingston and Krug then locked in a 3 way battle for 2nd with Krug taking that position on lap 13. Livingston came on strong to take 2nd with 3 laps left. But Livingston could not overhaul Hobscheidt and had to settle for 2nd.

Hobscheidts first win of the season combined with Billy Leighton finishing 9th, gave Hobscheidt the points lead after 4 nights of racing. Krug finished 3rd ahead of Dave Doll, Kent Schimenti and Trevor Millikan.

In the Certified Transmission Pro-am 18 lap feature Terry Cleveland took the early lead from his pole starting position and held it til lap 12. Shawn Bulin, who started 9th had been steadily moving up in the field and grabbed the lead on that lap. From that point Bulin pulled away and went on to record his first win of the year. Cleveland held on to 2nd ahead of Jeff Kupke, Don Mohr and Scotty Hartman.

Ben Romey charge in front from his pole position in the B-Mod 10 lap feature event. But it would be short lived as Mike Christiansen passed him on the back straight. Floyd Richards took over the lead on lap 3 with Harry Nixon moving to 3rd.

Christiansen who dropped all the way to 4th made contact with Nixon and spun him
out. On the next yellow flag Christiansen was set back 2 spots. Nixon worked his
way up to challenge Richards at the end. With both drivers running side by side
Richards was able to hold on and record his 2nd win of the season. Jim Fritz finished 3rd ahead of Jim Hendricks Jr. and Lacey Tuttle.

The Smoke Free Nebraska Hornets had a lot of problems on this night; the Pro-Hornets had a 9 car pileup on the back straight away in the opening lap. Austin Kurtzers car would end up standing on its nose. When they restarted Rick Havenridge charged to the early lead. But officials ruled that Havenridge had jumped the start passing one car before the green flag flew. So after lap 3 a yellow flag flew so official could set back Havenridge his 3 spots. Perry “The Soul Man” Soule took over the lead on lap 4 and Went on to record his 2nd feature win of the year.

In the SFN Novice Hornet feature on the opening lap a mixup on the back stretch saw Amanda Leonardo get sideways and flip 5 times before coming to rest. The Safety Crew got her stabilized and had to cut the roof off of her car to extract her. She was complaining of some neck pain, so the ambulance took her into the hospital to be checked over. On the restart Mollee Collins took the early lead only to lose it in turn 1 to Lynn Carlson. Carlson held off a late charge by Nate Christensen to record her first career win and in turn snapped Christensen win streak at 3. Collins held on for 3rd ahead of Nathan Brown and Sara Doll.

There was a special Challenge race for teachers and administrators from the Ralston School district in Hornet cars. The “Teacher Feature” started 8 cars. Mark Fugleberg, The Ralston High School Tech teacher who helped some of his students build a hornet car in 2005, won the race over Greg Sheperd, the Ralston High School Principal and Bob Brown, the president of the Board of Education.

NRP/I-80 Speedway is located between Omaha and Lincoln just north of I-80 exit 420 and runs the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series on Saturday and Sunday nights during their regular season; one of only two tracks in the USA to hold two NASCAR Dodge Weekly Sanctions. For more information, contact the NRP General Offices at 402-342-3453 during normal business hours or visit the web site at www.neracewaypark.com. On race days after 4pm, the track info line is 402-944-2233.

Kids Race Car Ride and USG Nights at I-80 Speedway

May 19th, 2006

I-80 Speedway’s Sunday Night point leaders include Joe Kosiski, Dave Doll, Mike Meyer, and Jeremy Swanson, respectively. During last Sunday’s Kenny Schrader and Kenny Wallace Night, the #76 of Al Zeitner captured the feature event in the Dodge Super Late Models holding off fast-charging Joe Kosiski for the win. NASCAR Nextel Cup driver Schrader would finish 9th in the A-Feature. Going into this Sunday’s event, Joe Kosiski leads the point standings by 14 points over Dodge Late Model Ed Kosiski. Completing the top 5 in points are Scott Koskovich, Leon Zeitner, and Steven Robey.

Jody Krug proved to have the right stuff as he piloted his 2k machine to the win last Sunday in the Grand Nationals over the #97d of Dave Doll. Dave Doll leads the Grand National points with 144 points followed by Dave Livingston with 138 points. Dave Cook, Brian Scott, and Jody Krug round out the top 5 in points.

Mike Meyer captured last Sunday’s Home Pride Pro Modified feature event and continues to have the top spot in the 2006 point standings. Meyer made his way into the H & H Chevrolet Winner’s Circle after holding off the #43 of Brian Foote for the victory. Meyer holds a 6 point lead in the standings over Foote with Mike Johnson 22 points back from the current leader. J.C. Wyman and Jerimiah Tillman are fourth and fifth in Home Pride Pro Modified points respectively.

The I-80 Hobby Stocks continue to thrill the crowd with their competitive racing. Jeremy Swanson held on for the feature win last Sunday beating Justin Leach. The #66 of Bob Kracher, Jesse Sobbing, and Jeremy Auten rounded out the top 5. Current point leader is Clarinda, Iowa native Jeremy Swanson with 140 points while Tom Myers, Chad Bassinger, Bob Kracher, and Jeremy Auten follow close behind.

I-80 Speedway’s Saturday Night point leaders include Bill Leighton, Jr., Scotty Hartman, Floyd Richards, Austin Kurtzer, Nate Christensen, and Rob Kubli. During last Saturday’s Kosiski Auto Parts Night, the #17 of Dave Livingston captured the feature event in the Crate Late Models holding off Kent Schimenti for the win. Going into this Saturday’s event, Bill Leighton, Jr. leads the point standings by 2 points over the #1 car of A.S.E. Racing. Completing the top 5 in points are Dave Doll, Dave Livingston, and Jody Krug.

The #88 car of Scotty Hartman brought his 2k machine to the front for the win last Saturday in the Certified Transmission Pro-Ams over Jason Cieslik. Winner Scotty Hartman leads the Certified Transmission Pro-Am points with 142 points followed by Nick Steier with 128 points. Shawn Bulin, Melvin Leonard, and Chuck Dillon round out the top 5 in points.

Harry Nixon won last Saturday’s B-Modified feature event. Nixon made his way into the H & H Chevrolet Winner’s Circle after holding off the #71 of Floyd Richards for the victory. Richards holds an 8 point lead in the standings over Nixon with Jim Fritz also 8 points back from the current leader. Larry Robinson, Sr. and Jim Hendricks, Jr. are fourth and fifth in B-Modified points respectively.

The Smoke Free Nebraska Pro Hornets continue to entertain race fans each Saturday night. Nine-place starter Greg Ryba held on for the feature win last Saturday beating Austin Kurtzer. The 33t of Brian Williard, Corey Hutchinson and Rick Havenridge rounded out the top 5. Both Ryba and Kurtzer and tied for the points lead with 142 points. The #23 of Ole Olson, Brian Williard, and Darin Hoegren finish out the top 5.

In last Saturday’s Smoke Free Nebraska Novice Hornets, the #37 of Nate Christensen captured his 3rd feature event win holding off Bryan Hull for the win. Going into this Saturday’s event, Nate Christensen leads the point standings by 10 points over the #13 car of Hull. Completing the top 5 in points are Eric Fryman, Lynn Carlson, and Justin Soule.

The 305 Sprint ran their first of six selected nights last Saturday night, with Rob Kubli taking home the win over Steve Hurst. Rounding out the top 5 were Matthew Stelzer, Trish Dover, and Michael Oliver.

This Saturday, May 20th, hot laps are scheduled for 6:30pm and the racing action set to begin at 7pm. Adult admission is just $8.00, students age 13 thru 17 and seniors age 62 and over are $7.00 with kids 10 and under FREE for the Saturday I-80 Speedway races.

Sunday, May 21st, hot laps are scheduled for 6:00pm and the racing action set to begin at 6:30pm. Adult admission is just $10.00, students age 13 thru 17 and seniors age 62 and over are $8.00 with kids 10 and under FREE for the Sunday I-80 Speedway races.

Nebraska Raceway Park, home of I-80 Speedway, the Little Sunset Speedway Go-Kart track and the Soaring Edge Motocross Park, is located between Omaha and Lincoln on Interstate 80, exit 420.

For more information go to the NRP web site at www.neracewaypark.com web site or call the general offices at 402-342-3453. The track information line is 402-944-2233.

Dodger Dealers Offer $5 Off Coupons for Alphabet Soup Race

May 19th, 2006

Sunday’s racing action begins at 6:30pm. The pit gate opens at 2pm, grandstand gate at 4:30pm with hot laps at 6pm. Pit passes will be $30. Adult grandstand admission is $20.00, Seniors 62 and older and Students ages 11 thru 17 are $17.00, and Children 10 and under are FREE.

Nebraska Raceway Park is the home of I-80 Speedway, the Little Sunset Speedway Go-Kart track and the Soaring Edge Motocross Park. NRP is located between Omaha and Lincoln on Interstate 80 at exit 420 and holds racing events every weekend from April through September.

For more information and a complete schedule of events you can visit the track’s web site at www.neracewaypark.com or call the Omaha business office during normal business hours at 402-342-3453.

Participating Area Dodge Dealers for $5 OFF coupons:

DEALERSHIP CITY ST
Anderson Auto Group Missouri Valley IA
Armbruster Motor Co. Falls City NE
Baxter Dodge Omaha NE
Beecher, Inc. Shenandoah IA
Coleman Motors Denison IA
Deter Motor Co. Atlantic IA
Farmers Garage Dodge NE
Gene Steffy Fremont NE
Gib Walter Motors, Inc. Glenwood IA
Gregg Young Auto Center West Point NE
Hansen Motors, Inc. Auburn NE
Harlan Auto Mart Harlan IA
Larson Motors Nebraska City NE
Lithia of Omaha Omaha NE
Performance La Vista NE
Phil Spady Columbus NE
Red Oak Chrysler, Inc. Red Oak IA
Rhoden Dodge Council Bluffs IA
Shore Motor Co. Clarinda IA
Tincher Plattsmouth NE
Woodhouse Blair NE
Erdkamp Motors Exeter NE
Great Plains Hastings NE
Herpolsheimer’s Seward NE
Jonny Neligh NE
Kobza Motors David City NE
Performance Dodge Lincoln NE
Russwood South, Inc. Crete NE
Subway Motors Co. Milford NE
Twin Rivers Beatrice NE

‘Awesome Al’ Zeitner Takes Non-stop NDWRS Win at I-80

May 17th, 2006

The 25 lap NASCAR Dodge Division II Latemodel feature saw outside pole sitter Josh Most jump out to an early lead over Al Zeitner and Billy Leighton Jr. On lap three, Zeitner would get around Most and hold the lead until lap 13 when Most would ride the cushion and pass Zeitner for the lead. Zeitner would return the favor one lap later taking the point back. Meanwhile 17th place starter Joe Kosiski would pilot his #53 to the bottom of the track and roar through the 24 car field. Kosiski would pass Most with less than five to go, but Zeitner would hold on to take the win over the late charging Kosiski. Most would have his best finish of his short rookie season by taking third. Ed Kosiski and Scott Koskovich finished off the top five.

NASCAR NEXTEL Cup star Kenny Schrader would start 16th on the field after winning his heat race. Schrader would run his Red Baron Pizza sponsored Rayburn on the bottom of the track to a respectable ninth place finish.

The Home Pride Modifieds would have two early race cautions, but when the race got under way it was week one winner Brian Foote at the front of the field. Foote would hold onto the lead until a lap eight restart when points leader Mike Meyer would sneak around his #43. Meyer and Foote would race side by side for the remaining laps along with newcomer Jay Noteboom from Hinton Iowa. Meyer would hold on for the victory over a close Foote and Noteboom. Fellow newcomer David Trauernicht would take home fourth and Chris Hogan finished fifth.

Just like his counterpart, Cup and BGN driver Kenny Wallace would start in the back of his heat and win with his #36 St. Louis Cardinals modified. But Wallace would not find as much success as Schrader, he would finish 17th in the main event.

The Grand National Division would see front row starters Jody Krug and Joey Bauer Jr. battle side by side or the lead for the first half of the 20 lap race. Lap traffic would come into play as Dave Livingston took the lead from Krug on lap 12. Livingston, who was looking for the weekend sweep at I-80, would have everything under control until two laps to go when his #17 would get loose in turn two. Krug, Dave Doll, and Dave Cook all passed Livingston after his mistake. Krug would hold on for the win over Doll and Cook. Livingston would settle for fourth, and Bauer would take fifth.

The Stereo West AutoToys Hobby Stocks would have seventh place starter Jeremy Swanson take the lead on lap four. Swanson would lead the remaining laps and take the feature win. Justin Leach, Bob Kracher, Jesse Sobbing, and Jeremy Auten rounded out the top five.

Livingston and Hartman Lead First Time Winners at I-80

May 15th, 2006

The 20 lap NASCAR Dodge Division III Crate Late Models would see Kent Schimenti jump out to an early lead. As the racers roared down the back straight away after completing lap one, top ten runners Tony Leonardo and Randy Archer would make contact coming off of turn two. Archer’s car would barrel roll three times until coming to rest on it wheels. Ten cars would be caught up in the incident, but all drivers walked away uninjured. On the restart second place runner Jon Schwartz would have his #18J spin out in turn two collecting the #25 of Brad Perdue. After another caution on lap three, the race would get under way with Scott Carlson taking the lead over Billy Leighton Jr, Jody Krug, and Schimenti. The race would see its final caution four laps later on lap seven when Leighton would loose control of his car on the bottom of turn two. All drivers would take evasive actions and miss the #28 causing no damage to his car. After that it was all Carlson and he would lead the final 13 laps. In post race inspection track officials would find Carlson’s #2x one pound to light, causing him to be disqualified. Dave Livingston would take the win. Schimenti finished second. Leighton would recover for third. Dave Doll took home fourth and Jason Hobsheidt would get fifth after being in the lap one accident.

The Certified Transmission Pro Ams would see outside pole sitter Jason Cieslik take the early lead over pole sitter Rick Negrete. On lap five ninth place starter Joe Feyen would pass Negrete for second, and tenth place starter Scotty Hartman would fall in line behind Negrete in fourth. But Hartman’s #88 would be the class of the field and he would take the lead on lap 12 of 18. Hartman would continue on to take the win over Cieslik. Feyen would take third. The #36 of Shawn Bulin came home fourth, and Negrete would finish fifth.

The B-Modified class would see its biggest car count of the short season, while the #5 of Harry Nixon took his second feature win. Points leader Floyd Richards would finish second. Jim Fritz, Larry Robinson Sr., and Jim Hendricks Jr. would round out the top five.

The Smoke Free Nebraska Pro Hornets had second year driver Joe Baker wheel his #9x out to an early lead. On lap two Baker would give up the top spot to rookie Brian Willard’s #33t. Just as fast as Willard gained the lead, he would loose it to ninth place starter Greg Ryba. Ryba would hold off a late charge by Austin Kurtzer and take the win in the seven lap main event. Williard was third, Cory Hutchinson was fourth, and Rick Havenridge took fifth.

The SFN Novice Hornets would see points leader Nate Christensen stay perfect on the season scoring his third feature victory in as many nights. Bryan Hull, Justin Soule, Eric Fryman, and Nathan Brown was the remaining top five finishers.

Tonight was the first of six selected nights that the 305 Sprint Cars would take the track. In the small field of five, Rob Kubli would take the win, Steve Hurst was second, Matthew Stelzer was third, Trish Dover was fourth, and Michael Oliver rounded off the field. A special thanks goes out to Josh of Trail Performance Powder Coating, James with Trade Center Automotive and Marc and Lori Dover of 3 D Auto Transport, Inc, for adding additional money to the purse for the Sprint Car class.

Tomorrow night is Kenny Schrader and Kenny Wallace Night. Wallace will race his #36 St. Louis Cardinals modified, while Schrader wheels his #99 Red Baron Late Model. Admission is $15.00 for adults, $12.00 for seniors and students, and children 10 and under are FREE. Also NASCAR NEXTEL Cup regular Carl Edwards is expected to be in attendance.

Nebraska Raceway Park is located off I-80 at exit 420 between Omaha and Lincoln and hosts weekly events from April through September. For race day track information call (402) 944-2233 or check out the official I-80 Speedway website at www.neracewaypark.com. The Omaha General Office can be contacted during normal business hours at 402-342-3453.

Podraza Gets First Pro-Am Win

May 7th, 2006

The Certified Transmission Pro-ams took to the track first for their 15 lap feature event. Podraza started on the outside front row and battled with Shane Bales for the early lead.
Podraza took control of the race out of turn 3 of the opening lap. Shawn Bulin turned out
to be the best challenge of the night for Podraza. On the last lap in turn 2 Bulin grabbed the lead. But Podraza put the pedal down and beat out Bulin at the checkered flag for the
win, his 1st in 2 years of racing. Larry Robinson Jr. came back after an early race mishap
to finish 3rd ahead of Scotty Hartman and Nick Steier

For Wallace, 2006 was going to see him not racing. But when Mike Collins had business
take him away from the area for the summer, he asked Wallace to take his race car and have some fun. Wallace started the 20 lap feature on the outside front row and took off
like a bandit at the drop of the green flag. This feature ran non-stop in 6 minutes and Wallace ended up lapping half the field. Brad Soll, Dave Livingston, Jason Hobscheidt
and Billy Leighton battled for the runner up spot with Hobscheidt taking it over Livingston and Leighton. Dave Doll rounded out the top 5.

Floyd Richards and Harry Nixon shot out front at the drop of the green in the B-Mod
Feature with Nixon taking the lead on the back chute. Nixon stayed out front til lap 5
when a tire went down, giving the lead to Richards. Richards went on to record the win
over veteran driver Larry Robinson Sr. Jim Fritz and Jim Hendricks Jr. rounded out the
top 4.

The Pro Hornet feature saw Rick Havenridge grab the lead on the back stretch of lap 1
over Laini Schwartz. Havenridge went on to record the win over Austin Kurtzer, Justin
Soule, Greg Ryba and Ole Olson. It was Havenridge’s 2nd win of the early season.

The Novice Hornet feature saw Bryan Hull take the early lead. But Nate Christensen was
on the move and took the lead on lap 2. Christensen then distanced himself from the rest
of the field and went on to record his 2nd straight win. Hull held on to 2nd over Sherri
Collins, Lynn Carlson and Eric Fryman.

NRP/I-80 Speedway is located between Omaha and Lincoln just north of I-80 exit 420 and runs the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series on Saturday and Sunday nights during their regular season; one of only two tracks in the USA to hold two NASCAR Dodge Weekly Sanctions. For more information, contact the NRP General Offices at 402-342-3453 during normal business hours or visit the web site at www.neracewaypark.com. On race days after 4pm, the track info line is 402-944-2233.

NRP and I-80 May Highlights

May 2nd, 2006

In addition to Schrader, Nextel Cup star Kenny Wallace will also make a special appearance to challenge the Home Pride Pro Modified drivers in his St. Louis Cardinals sponsored modified. Schrader will race in the Dodge Super Late Model division in his own Federated Auto Parts sponsored Super Late Model. Grand Nationals and the Stereo West Auto Toys Hobby Stocks will also be on the card that night.

There was speculation that Schrader would also drive a locally owned modified that evening but Schrader confirmed by phone that he wouldn’t. “I want to concentrate on my late model and put on as good a show as possible for the fans” Schrader said. “Driving two totally different cars on the same night doesn’t give me the time necessary to do that” he added.

The month kicks off with Allstate Insurance presents the NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series on Saturday, May 6th and Kosiski Auto Parts presents Midwest Auto Recyclers Night plus the Dodge Weekly Series on Saturday, May 13 th.

The new Kids Race Car Ride Night on Saturday, May 20 th will give kids 10 and under a chance to ride in the race cars at intermission. The night is also set to be a special fund raiser night for the Ralston Public Schools to benefit their Industrial Arts programs. The schools will be selling special tickets for the night and a portion of the proceeds of each ticket will be donated to the Industrial Arts program.

USG, a leading manufacturer of building materials for the construction and remodeling industries, presents the NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series on Sunday, May 21 st and then the month closes out with the hugely popular Memorial Day weekend “Alphabet Soup Race” presented by You Local Area Dodge Dealers on Sunday, May 28 th featuring the stars and cars of the WDRL, MLRA and NCRA. Special $5 off coupons will be available at local area Dodge Dealers in western Iowa and eastern Nebraska beginning the week of May 8 th leading up to the event.

The annual event will also feature the Home Pride Pro Modifieds and Grand National Late Models in a special non-points event of their own. The Stereo West Auto Toys Hobby Stocks, originally scheduled as part of the show, will have the night off and will be treated to two complimentary adult grandstand tickets by the Speedway as special thanks for their weekly participation. The complimentary free tickets will be given to the Hobby Stock drivers with perfect attendance at the track’s regular weekly events held so far this season.

“As we reviewed the past history of the event and the large Late Model car count we felt that the overall car count had become too large to present a timely show for our fans and competitors” said General Manager Tom Gutowski. “Giving the Hobby Stocks the night off will let us concentrate the action among 3 classes and highlight the intense Super Late Model competition even more” Gutowski added.

I-80 Speedway is the only NASCAR sanctioned track in Nebraska, hosts the NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series on Saturday and Sunday nights. Only one other NASCAR member track in the US hosts the Dodge Weekly Series more than one time week. Sunday’s program competes in Division II of the Dodge Weekly Series while Saturday’s program competes in Division III.

Little Sunset Speedway (LSS), NRP’s go-karting facility, kicks off its weekly point season on Friday May 5 th and will host the International Karting Federation’s (IKF) Briggs & Stratton Midwest Speedway Tour National event on May 13 th & 14 th. LSS has also introduced a new Spec. Champ Kart to the area and over 40 of the karts are expected to compete on a weekly basis. “The Champ karts have full roll cages, stock car style aluminum seats, 5 point seat belts, sealed spec. engines and spec. tires to control technology and keep the costs affordable” said Gutowski. “We have 3 different classes that start at age 5 and accommodate anyone, including adults” he added.

Meanwhile, not to be left out of the headlines, Soaring Edge Motocross Park (SEMP), NRP’s motocross facility, kicks off its 2006 season with a NMA Four Corners National Qualifier on Sunday, May 7 th. The track began hosting events in 2005 and is in its second full year of operation. “The track portion has been a work in progress from the start and is earning a reputation as a great place to ride and race” said Gutowski. “We’ve recently added a TT and Quad track for the 2006 season and look to expand our rider base” he added. SEMP is open weekly on Wednesday and Friday evenings and Sunday afternoons for practice riding for a small fee. In addition to the special May 7 th event, 4 other race dates are slated for Saturday nights on June 10 th, July 1 st, September 2 nd and October 14 th and are part of the newly formed Heartland MX Series.

Nebraska Raceway Park is located off I-80 at exit 420 between Omaha and Lincoln and hosts weekly events from April through September. For race day track information call (402) 944-2233 or check out the official I-80 Speedway website at www.neracewaypark.com. The Omaha General Office can be contacted during normal business hours at 402-342-3453.

‘Lightning Leon’ Zeitner Takes Opening Night Checkers

April 24th, 2006

The race would see three more cautions, but Zeitner would hold on to take the victory. Scott Koskovich would finish second, Joe Kosiski third, Jason Hobsheidt would come from the 12 hole to finish fourth, and Ed Kosiski came home fifith.

The Home Pride Modifieds saw Brian Foote come home with the victory after starting on the pole position. Foote would hold on to the lead after five early race cautions. He would then set sail to a big lead until the final caution flew with two to go for the #72 of Mike Lineberry. Foote would pull away on the green, white, checkered finish to take the win. Mike Meyer, J.C. Wyman, Justin Clark, and Jonnie Wyman would round out the top five.

The Grand National division would see outside front row starter Dave Cook take the early lead over Joey Bauer Jr. and Mike Merrill. On lap nine Merrill would try to pass Bauer for second, in doing so he would make contact with the lap car of Laini Schwartz causing himself and Schwartz to spin. Cook would keep the lead until lap 15 when he would get trapped behind Schwartz’s car in turn two. Both Bauer and the #17 of Dave Livingston would sneek by. Livingston would make one last charge, but the 2005 I-80 Speedway Champion Joey Bauer Jr. would take the win. Livingston would finish second. Jody Krug, Dave Doll, and Brian Scott rounded out the top five.

The NRP Hobby Stocks would see pole sitter Justin Leach loose control of his car going into turn one on the opening lap causing half the field to get sideways and wreck. There would be only eight cars remaining after the second lap, but the action was hot and heavy in the front. The #M70 of Rick Munson and the 16th place starter Jeremy Swanson would trade the lead every other lap. Swanson made the last pass with less than two to go to take the victory. Tom Myers would make it pass Munson for second, Munson would take third, Bob Kracher would get fourth, and Greg Houdesheldt finished fifth.

NRP/I-80 Speedway is located between Omaha and Lincoln just north of I-80 exit 420 and runs the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series on Saturday and Sunday nights during their regular season; one of only two tracks in the USA to hold two NASCAR Dodge Weekly Sanctions. For more information, contact the NRP General Offices at 402-342-3453 during normal business hours or visit the web site at www.neracewaypark.com. On race days after 4pm, the track info line is 402-944-2233.

Leighton and Robinson Take NASCAR Openers at I-80

April 23rd, 2006

The Crate Engine Late Models 20 lap feature had 2 race stoppages before one lap could be completed. The 2nd one saw 7 cars involved going into turn 3 with Shawn Harker and Brian Kenkel both flipping their race cars. Also involved were Trevor Millikan, Mike Wallace, Jay Burdic, Dwane Pospisil, Todd Morgan and Brad Soll.

Both Harker and Kenkel’s cars were destroyed, but fortunately no one was hurt. The 3rd time was the charm though as Dave Livingston grabbed the early lead with Jason Hobscheidt moving into 2nd. Bill Leighton Jr. started 7th in the feature nad by lap 3 he took over the lead. From that point on Leighton was pretty much unstoppable as Hobscheidt settled for 2nd ahead of Ron Tex Jr., Dave Doll, Mike Merrill and Curt Drake. Heat races were won by Hobscheidt, Merrill and Tex.

The Pro-am 18 lap feature saw Tim Podraza and Scotty Hartman battle for the early lead with Podraza in front at the end of lap 1. Larry Robinson Jr. started 6th and by lap 3 he threaded the needle between Podraza and Hartman for the lead. While Robinson pulled away from the field, Hartman, Podraza and Rick Negrete waged a spirited battle for 2nd. Hartman took over 2nd on lap 12 but could not catch Robinson and helf off a hard charging Nick Steier for 2nd. Negrete, whose car was overheating finished 5th behind Terry Cleveland. Podraza lost a battle with the 3rd turn wall and faded to a 20th place finish with a flat tire. Heat races were won by Shane Boles, Robinson and Negrete.

The B-Modifieds only had 5 cars in attendance and Floyd Richards was trying to get his first win of the season. But with one lap left Harry Nixon passed him and recorded the win. Nixon also took the heat race win.

The Novice Hornet A-Feature saw Thomas Liechti lead the opening lap. On a lap 2 restarte Justin Soule took the lead and held it til the end of the lap when Nate Christensen took the lead. Christensen then sailed to the win over Steve McConnell and Mollee Collins.

The Pro-Hornet A-Feature was all Perry Soule as he led from start to finish despite a couple of red flag periods for rollovers. The first one was Kevin Metcalf’s car breaking an axel and flipping between turns 3 & 4. The 2nd one saw Jamie Spanel get up on the wall out of turn 2. Neither driver was hurt. Soule went on to the win over Greg Ryba, Austin Kurtzer, Darin Hoegren and Ole Olson. Heat race victories went to Kurtzer, Ryba and Rick Havenridge. Lindsey Yost won the B-Feature.

NRP/I-80 Speedway is located between Omaha and Lincoln just north of I-80 exit 420 and runs the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series on Saturday and Sunday nights during their regular season; one of only two tracks in the USA to hold two NASCAR Dodge Weekly Sanctions. For more information, contact the NRP General Offices at 402-342-3453 during normal business hours or visit the web site at www.neracewaypark.com. On race days after 4pm, the track info line is 402-944-2233.

I-80 Set for Opening Weekend of NASCAR Dodge WRS

April 21st, 2006

Now the speedway, part of Nebraska Raceway Park’s family of race tracks, and the only NASCAR sanctioned track in Nebraska, is set to make history by hosting the NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series two nights per week in 2006. Only one other NASCAR member track in the US hosts the Dodge Weekly Series more than one time week. Sunday’s program competes in Division II of the Dodge Weekly Series while Saturday’s program competes in Division III.

Saturday, April 22 nd kicks off the new Saturday night series with Late Models (using spec. crate engines) as the premier division of NASCAR. The always popular Certified Transmission Pro-Ams, celebrating their 23 rd year of competition, and B-Mods join the Late Models as the NASCAR sanctioned classes on Saturday nights. The Tobacco FREE Nebraska Pro and Novice Hornets round out the Saturday night lineup.

The 6 th season of the Sunday NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series at I-80 Speedway starts on Sunday April 23 rd and features the Dodge Super Late Models as the premier division with the Home Pride Pro Modifieds and newly sponsored Stereo West Auto Toys Hobby Stocks also being NASCAR sanctioned. The competitive Grand National Late Models, which include the crate engined cars from Saturday night, round out the night’s competition that’ll also feature Kenny Edwards, brother of Nextel Cup star Carl Edwards, as a weekly competitor at I-80 Speedway.

“We’re looking forward to the opening of the NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series this coming weekend” said Tom Gutowski, General Manager of Nebraska Raceway Park. “I-80 Speedway has a great tradition of showcasing some of the best racing in the nation and the drivers who compete here on a weekly basis are among the most talented in the Midwest. Adding a second night of NASCAR sanctioning helps us gain more exposure for our great drivers and crews” he added.

The drivers and fans will also be treated to a second year of the “Chase for the Championship” which was introduced in 2005. The system, patterned after the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series, will see the point standings for all divisions reset after the last point night in July. Also returning for 2005 is the one week point average for determining lineups the following week. “We were very pleased with our first year of the Chase for the Championship and the one week point average.” Gutowski said. “It produced a very tight race and some drivers were able to improve their position from outside of the top 10 drivers to a very strong final position in the final championship standings. Our drivers had to make every lap and finish count to earn their championships and our fans were treated to an extremely tight point’s race in almost all of our classes. That in itself was more than enough reason to continue the Chase for the Championship format for another season” he said. “We’ve also fined tuned our schedule to better serve the needs of our competitors. Each night will have the same number of points earning dates and the season was extended another week to give them 7 nights of possible points racing which will make it more equitable for everyone. However, rainouts will not be made up so we all have to take the weather as it comes” Gutowski added.

A number of improvements and additions to I-80 Speedway at Nebraska Raceway Park will greet the fans when the doors open this Saturday and Sunday: The old guardrail on the outside of the track has been replaced with a concrete barrier wall and new wheel fencing has been installed from turn two all of the way around to the front straight. Also added were 3 new traffic safety lights, joining the other safety lights with Whelen Strobes. The new front wall also increases the visibility of the cars to the fans and scoring officials. A host of new safety equipment has been added to the facilities’ safety arsenal in addition to the ongoing purchase of new digital official’s radios for improved communications. “Our owners have never hesitated to make improvements to our facility or equipment for the safety of our racers, fans and official’s” Gutowski said. “We’re all proud to be a part of the NRP team” he added.

A number of special events return for the upcoming season including the Memorial Day Weekend Classic “Alphabet Soup” race presented by your Area Dodge Dealers race on Sunday, May 28 th which will feature the stars of the World Dirt Racing League (WDRL), Midwest Late Model Racing Association (MLRA) and the National Championship Racing Association (NCRA); the Annual Fan Appreciation night on June 25 th also presented by your Area Dodge Dealers; and the annual “Cornhusker Classic” will return on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, September 21 st – 23 rd , also with sanctioning by the World Dirt Racing League. Other special dates on the schedule are the July 3rd Lawrence Ideus Memorial Race featuring the ASCS Midwest Region Sprint Car Series and ASCS Northern Plains Region Sprint Car Series; the August 15 th 2nd Annual Huskerland Non-Winged 410 Sprint Car Nationals and rounding out the season on October 7 th will be the 1 st Annual Hornet 4 Cylinder Nationals combined with the 3rd Annual Crash-O-Rama featuring Demo Derby, Figure 8 Races and Trailer Races.

I-80 Speedway will host two other special events that feature the appearance of popular NASCAR Nextel Cup stars Kenny Schrader and Kenny Wallace on May 14th; Schrader will challenge the Dodge Super Late Models in his own car and Wallace will take on the Home Pride Pro Modifieds in his own car.

July 30 th will feature NASCAR Nextel Cup stars Carl Edwards and Clint Bowyer . Edwards and Bowyer will challenge Kenny Edwards and the rest of the Grand Nationals for their feature win and Bowyer will chase the Home Pride Pro Modifieds in his own Modified for the gold.

Race times for Saturday series’ April 22 nd season opener is 7:00pm with the grandstand and pit gates opening at 4:00pm. Hot laps are at 6:30pm. Sunday’s regular race time is ½ hour earlier at 6:30pm, hot laps at 6pm with the grandstand and pit gates opening at 4:30pm. Regular grandstand admission prices for Saturdays are: Adults $8; Students (age 11-17) and Seniors (age 62 and older) is $7.00 and kids age 10 and under are FREE. Grandstand prices for Sunday’s regular events are $10 for adults; $8 for Seniors and Students and kids 10 and under are still FREE.

Nebraska Raceway Park is located off I-80 at exit 420 between Omaha and Lincoln and is home to I-80 Speedway, the Little Sunset Speedway go-kart track and Soaring Edge Motocross Park. The Speedway hosts events weekly from April through September. For race day track information call (402) 944-2233 or check out the official I-80 Speedway website at www.neracewaypark.com . The Omaha General Office can be contacted during normal business hours at 402-342-3453.

I-80 Set for NASCAR Weekly Series Opener

April 18th, 2006

Now the speedway, part of Nebraska Raceway Park’s family of race tracks, and the only NASCAR sanctioned track in Nebraska, is set to make history by hosting the NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series two nights per week in 2006. Only one other NASCAR member track in the US hosts the Dodge Weekly Series more than one time week. Sunday’s program competes in Division II of the Dodge Weekly Series while Saturday’s program competes in Division III.

Saturday, April 22nd kicks off the new Saturday night series with Late Models (using spec. crate engines) as the premier division of NASCAR. The always popular Certified Transmission Pro-Ams, celebrating their 23rd year of competition, and B-Mods join the Late Models as the NASCAR sanctioned classes on Saturday nights. The Tobacco FREE Nebraska Pro and Novice Hornets round out the Saturday night lineup.

The 6th season of the Sunday NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series at I-80 Speedway starts on Sunday April 23rd and features the Dodge Super Late Models as the premier division with the Home Pride Pro Modifieds and newly sponsored Stereo West Auto Toys Hobby Stocks also being NASCAR sanctioned. The competitive Grand National Late Models, which include the crate engined cars from Saturday night, round out the night’s competition that’ll also feature Kenny Edwards, brother of Nextel Cup star Carl Edwards, as a weekly competitor at I-80 Speedway.

“We’re looking forward to the opening of the NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series this coming weekend” said Tom Gutowski, General Manager of Nebraska Raceway Park. “I-80 Speedway has a great tradition of showcasing some of the best racing in the nation and the drivers who compete here on a weekly basis are among the most talented in the Midwest. Adding a second night of NASCAR sanctioning helps us gain more exposure for our great drivers and crews” he added.

The drivers and fans will also be treated to a second year of the “Chase for the Championship” which was introduced in 2005. The system, patterned after the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series, will see the point standings for all divisions reset after the last point night in July. Also returning for 2005 is the one week point average for determining lineups the following week. “We were very pleased with our first year of the Chase for the Championship and the one week point average.” Gutowski said. “It produced a very tight race and some drivers were able to improve their position from outside of the top 10 drivers to a very strong final position in the final championship standings. Our drivers had to make every lap and finish count to earn their championships and our fans were treated to an extremely tight point’s race in almost all of our classes. That in itself was more than enough reason to continue the Chase for the Championship format for another season” he said. “We’ve also fined tuned our schedule to better serve the needs of our competitors. Each night will have the same number of points earning dates and the season was extended another week to give them 7 nights of possible points racing which will make it more equitable for everyone. However, rainouts will not be made up so we all have to take the weather as it comes” Gutowski added.

A number of improvements and additions to I-80 Speedway at Nebraska Raceway Park will greet the fans when the doors open this Saturday and Sunday: The old guardrail on the outside of the track has been replaced with a concrete barrier wall and new wheel fencing has been installed from turn two all of the way around to the front straight. Also added were 3 new traffic safety lights, joining the other safety lights with Whelen Strobes. The new front wall also increases the visibility of the cars to the fans and scoring officials. A host of new safety equipment has been added to the facilities’ safety arsenal in addition to the ongoing purchase of new digital official’s radios for improved communications. “Our owners have never hesitated to make improvements to our facility or equipment for the safety of our racers, fans and official’s” Gutowski said. “We’re all proud to be a part of the NRP team” he added.

A number of special events return for the upcoming season including the Memorial Day Weekend Classic “Alphabet Soup” race presented by your Area Dodge Dealers race on Sunday, May 28th which will feature the stars of the World Dirt Racing League (WDRL), Midwest Late Model Racing Association (MLRA) and the National Championship Racing Association (NCRA); the Annual Fan Appreciation night on June 25th also presented by your Area Dodge Dealers; and the annual “Cornhusker Classic” will return on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, September 21st – 23rd, also with sanctioning by the World Dirt Racing League. Other special dates on the schedule are the July 3rd Lawrence Ideus Memorial Race featuring the ASCS Midwest Region Sprint Car Series and ASCS Northern Plains Region Sprint Car Series; the August 15th 2nd Annual Huskerland Non-Winged 410 Sprint Car Nationals and rounding out the season on October 7th will be the 1st Annual Hornet 4 Cylinder Nationals combined with the 3rd Annual Crash-O-Rama featuring Demo Derby, Figure 8 Races and Trailer Races.

I-80 Speedway will host two other special events that feature the appearance of popular NASCAR Nextel Cup stars Kenny Schrader and Kenny Wallace on May 14th; Schrader will challenge the Dodge Super Late Models in his own car and Wallace will take on the Home Pride Pro Modifieds in his own car.

July 30th will feature NASCAR Nextel Cup stars Carl Edwards and Clint Bowyer. Edwards and Bowyer will challenge Kenny Edwards and the rest of the Grand Nationals for their feature win and Bowyer will chase the Home Pride Pro Modifieds in his own Modified for the gold.

Race times for Saturday series’ April 22nd season opener is 7:00pm with the grandstand and pit gates opening at 4:30pm. Hot laps are at 6:30pm. Sunday’s regular race time is ½ hour earlier at 6:30pm, hot laps at 6pm with the grandstand and pit gates opening at 4:30pm. Regular grandstand admission prices for Saturdays are: Adults $8; Students (age 11-17) and Seniors (age 62 and older) is $7.00 and kids age 10 and under are FREE. Grandstand prices for Sunday’s regular events are $10 for adults; $8 for Seniors and Students and kids 10 and under are still FREE.

Nebraska Raceway Park is located off I-80 at exit 420 between Omaha and Lincoln and is home to I-80 Speedway, the Little Sunset Speedway go-kart track and Soaring Edge Motocross Park. The Speedway hosts events weekly from April through September. For race day track information call (402) 944-2233 or check out the official I-80 Speedway website at www.neracewaypark.com. The Omaha General Office can be contacted during normal business hours at 402-342-3453.

Brown Takes Spring Sizzler at I-80

April 9th, 2006

Brown started 6th in the 25 lap feature and watched as Dustin Lindquist grabbed the early lead. Brown moved to 2nd on lap 3 and began to plot a way to overtake Lindquist. Lindquist survived several restarts in the race and held Brown back until the 22nd lap. Brown took the lead with a neat slidejob and managed to survive a late challenge by Chuck Swenson. Lindquist was one of several drivers to run out of fuel before the checkered flag. He dropped back to a 10th place finish. Bruce Divis had a night he’d like to forget. Running in the top 5 in the closing laps his car flipped in turn 4 after contact with another driver. Tony Bruce Jr. had to be tied with Jake Peters for the hard charger of the night. Bruce won the 1st B-Feature and started 15th in the A. His steady driving along with cars dropping out saw him finish 3rd. Peters won the 3rd B-Feature and started 17th in the A and came home with a 4th place finish. Jeff Mitrisin won the 2nd B-Feature and started 16th in the A and came home with a 5th place finish.

The Grand National 20 lap feature saw Tim Karrick take the early lead which he held til lap 18 when Dave Doll passed him.
Billy Leighton followed Doll into 2nd place. But Leighton was no match for Doll on this night. Jason Hobscheidt finished 3rd ahead of Dave Cook, Dave Livingston and Ron Tex Jr.

After Austin Kurtzer and Rick Havenridge battled for the early lead in the Pro-Hornet class, Havenridge took control on
lap 2 Havenridge then held off a fast closing Corey Hutchison for the win. Kurtzer finished 3rd ahead of Greg Ryba and
Mike Kennedy.

The Novice Hornet feature saw Thomas Liechti take the early lead only to lose it in turn 2 to Justin Soule. Soule went
on to record the win over Brian Hull, Jake Urbach and Liechti.

NRP/I-80 Speedway is located between Omaha and Lincoln just north of I-80 exit 420 and runs the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series on Saturday and Sunday nights during their regular season; one of only two tracks in the USA to hold two NASCAR Dodge Weekly Sanctions. For more information, contact the NRP General Offices at 402-342-3453 during normal business hours or visit the web site at www.neracewaypark.com. On race days after 4pm, the track info line is 402-944-2233.

Nebraska Raceway Park I-80 Speedway Results for 04/08/06

ACSC/NCRA Sprint Cars

A-Feature: 1) 21x Brian Brown, 2) X Chuck Swenson, 3) 18 Tony Bruce Jr., 4) 57x Jake Peters, 5) 10 Jeff Mitricin,
6) 24A Dusty Zomer, 7) 4L Lee Grosz, 8) 5d Gary Taylor, 9) 23 Eric Jobe, 10) 55L Dustin Lindquist, 11) 45 Jeff Lowry,
12) 29 Justin Jacobsen, 13) 4 Mike Chadd, 14) 88 Steve King, 15) 84 Toby Chapman, 16) 10X C J Johnson 17) 43
A J Selenke, 18) 24W Bruce Divis, 19) K9 Jason Linnell, 20) 13f Larry Pinegar

1st B-Feature: 1) Bruce, 2) Zomer, 3) Greg Bakker, 4) Gary Lee Maier

2nd B-Feature: 1) Mitricin, 2) Selenke, 3. Jake Martens, 4) Jon Freeman

3rd B-Feature: 1) J. Peters, 2) Pinegar, 3) Curt Lund, 4) Jesse Droste

1st Heat: 1) Taylor, 2) Divis, 3) Chapman, 4) Kevin Hulse, 5) Eric Lutz

2nd Heat: 1) Lindquist, 2) Jacobsen, 3) Lowry, 4) Mittricin, 5) Freeman

3rd Heat: 1) Linnell, 2) Grosz, 3) Jobe, 4) Dusty Ballenger, 5) Don Droud Jr.

4th Heat: 1) King, 2) C. J. Johnson, 3) Lund, 4) J D Johnson, 5) Maier

5th Heat: 1) Brown, 2) Bruce, 3) J. Peters, 4) Chad Humston, 5) Martens

6th Heat: 1) Chadd, 2) Pinegar, 3) Bronson Meschen, 4) Bakker, 5) Brett Geldner

7th Heat: 1) Swenson, 2) Zomer, 3) Selenke, 4) Drost, 5) Brian Herbert

Grand National Late Models

A-Feature: 1) 97d Dave Doll, 2) 28 Billy Leighton Jr., 3) 1 Jason Hobscheidt, 4) 9
Dave Cook, 5) 17 Dave Livingston, 6) 8X Ron Tex Jr., 7) 83 Joey Bauer, 8) J1
Harley Moen, 9) 12 Todd Hipnar, 10) 22M Trevor Milliken, 11) Jacob Brown, 12)
Scott Carlson, 13) Andrew Kosiski, 14) Tony Barnes, 15) Tony Leonardo, 16) Tim
Karrick, 17) Ron Tilley

1st Heat: 1) Leighton, 2) Tex, 3) Doll, 4) Hobscheidt, 5) Hipnar, 6) Kosiski

2nd Heat: 1) Bauer, 2) Cook, 3) Karrick, 4) Milliken, 5) Gary Leapley, 6) Mike Wallace

Pro Hornets

A-Feature: 1) 99 Rick Havenridge, 2) 96 Corey Hutchison, 3) 57 Austin Kurtzer, 4) 24 Greg Ryba,
5) 85 Mike Kennedy, 6) 19 Darin Hoegren, 7) 00 Barry Kinnersly, 8) 65, 9) 16j Perry Seoule,
10) 10J Doug Lyons, 11) Cody Kennedy, 12) Ole Olson, 13) Brandon Wergon, 14) Jason Clark,
15) Steve England, 16) Joe McConnell, 17) Dan Urbach, 18) Maynard Kinnersly, 19) Adrian
Dover, 20) James Hayes, 21) Chris Dahlback, 22) Chuck Wergon, 23) Kyle Schamp, 24) Sam
Preis

Novice Hornets

A-Feature: 1)16jJustin Seoule, 2) 13 Bryan Hull, 3) 69 Jake Urbach, 4) 60 Thomas Liechti, 5)96
Amanda Leonardo, 6) 33 Steve McConnell, 7) 38 Will McConnell, 8) 68 Ridge Barnes, 9) 99
Sharon Havenrifgr (dnf)

In its inaugural season, the ASCS Northern Plains 2006 schedule is composed of 22 events at ten different tracks throughout Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa and Wisconsin.

In its 15th year of sanctioning Sprint Car racing in the United States, the American Sprint Car Series will present approximately 180 nights of racing in 2006 including the National Tour and it’s Regional Tours (Gulf South, Mid-South, Midwest, Northern Plains, Patriot Sprint Group, Rocky Mountain, Sooner, Southern and Sprints on Dirt).

Additional information regarding the American Sprint Car Series is available at www.ascsracing.com.

O’Reilly NCRA 360 Sprint Cars Invade Nebraska Raceway

April 5th, 2006

With the help of six feature wins, the most ever in a NCRA 360 sprint car season, Maier easily captured his second championship in 2005, 14 years after winning his first crown in 1991. Maier competed the first two seasons of the NCRA 360 sprints, finishing second in points the inaugural year of 1990 before winning it all the following season. But in 1992 the Cimarron, Kan., driver moved to another series full time until he and his sponsors decided to race closer to home last year and run the full NCRA schedule. “The NCRA’s been very good to me,” Maier said. “We’ve run a lot of races here and it‘s been great to be back.” Maier made it to all 16 features in 2005, racking up 14 top 10 finishes and 12 top fives. He closed the season with finishes of third, second, first, and first. “The NCRA has stepped up a lot and is much more competitive than before,” Maier said. This year, Maier’s sponsors include Lubbock Wrecker, Salina Engines, J.D. and Laurie Erskine, Mid State Hay, and Max Jantz Engineering. He enters the season as the all-time leader in NCRA 360 sprint car victories with 52. Maier also won the prestigious Knoxville 360 Nationals last year driving under the NCRA banner. “It was great to represent the NCRA at the Nationals, and to win it was even bigger,” he said.

The 2005 O’Reilly NCRA 360 Sprint Car Series Rookie of the Year was Preston Peebles II, runner-up to Maier in points. Peebles made it to every show, driving his way into all 16 features. He raced to one win, five top fives, and 12 top 10s.

Another two-time series champion, Steve King, is sponsored again by ICM/Ethanol, the presenting sponsor for all three NCRA divisions in 2006. King was third in points last year with one feature win, seven top fives, and 10 top 10s. His 17 career feature wins is good enough for second on the all-time NCRA 360 sprint car list.

Fourth-place finisher Dennis Park is the career leader with three season championships but won’t be contending for a fourth title as a driver. Park owns the car driven by his son-in-law C.J. Johnson, who was fifth in points last year, just nine points behind Park. Johnson recorded a pair of runner-up finishes as part of his five top fives and nine top 10s on the season.

Rounding out the top 10 in points last year were Derek Drown, Luke Cranston, Jon Freeman, J.D. Johnson, and Mike Woodruff. Only 189 points separated this quintet at season’s end. Woodruff especially hopes to bounce back and perform closer to the level he did in 2004 when he picked up six victories en route to the championship. Although Woodruff didn’t make it to the winner’s circle last year, his 13 career wins puts him fourth on the all-time NCRA list. For more information about the O’Reilly NCRA 360 Sprint Car Series, presented by ICM/Ethanol, either visit their Web site at www.ncraracing.org or call the NCRA office at (316) 755-1781.

ASCS Midwest vs. Northern Plains Shootout this Weekend

April 4th, 2006

Also on tap for Friday’s show will be the venerable and exciting I-80 Speedway Pro-Ams, new 305 Sprint Cars and Dwarf Cars. Making their 2006 season debut on Saturday night are the Grand National Late Models and the popular Pro and Novice Hornets.

“The weekend marks the season opener for both the ASCS Midwest and Northern Plains Region and with the addition of the NCRA on Saturday, the possibility for 60 sprint cars is a real possibility” said I-80 Speedway General Manager, Tom Gutowski. “We’re pleased that we can bring such a high caliber of sprint car racing to our area for all of our fans to enjoy. Our I-80 Speedway classes are sure to thrill the fans each night with their close competition” Gutowski added.

The Northern Plains Region is expected to bring a contingent of more than 20 drivers from the North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota area, with the Midwest Region attracting all the top contenders throughout Nebraska, Iowa and portions of Missouri.

Among the Midwest Region representatives will be Lincoln’s Toby Chapman, who finished second in ’05 ASCS Midwest Region points, and Missouri’s Brian Brown, who scored three ASCS Midwest Region feature wins in 2005. Other top Midwest Region contenders include Rick Ideus, Chad Humston, Seth Brahmer and J.D. Johnson.

The ASCS Northern Plains contenders will include Minnesota’s Dustin Lindquist, Brett Geldner, Scott Winters and Scott Broty, North Dakotans Natalie Sather, Mike Sitzmann, Jr., and Lee Grosz, and South Dakota racers Chuck Swenson, Gregg Bakker, Brent Vonk, Dusty Ballenger, Ryan Bickett and Casey Abbas.

Several O’Reilly American Sprint Cars on Tour National championship contenders will be on hand as well, including Lincoln’s Mike Chadd, South Dakota’s Jake Peters and Kansas racer Tony Bruce, Jr.

Former ASCS National champion Garry Lee Maier of Cimarron, KS, leads the contingent of NCRA forces into the event.

Both nights of racing action at Nebraska Raceway Park’s I-80 Speedway are slated to get under way at 6:30pm with hot laps at 6pm. The pit gate opens at 4pm and the grandstands open at 5pm.

Adult ticket prices for Friday are $12, students (11-17) and seniors (62 and older) are $10 and kids 10 and under are FREE. Saturday’s admission prices are $15 for adults, $13 for students and seniors and kids 10 and under are still FREE.

The track is located between Lincoln and Omaha just north of I-80 Exit 420. For more information, contact the NRP General Offices at 402-342-3453 during normal business hours or visit the web site at www.neracewaypark.com. On race days after 4pm, the track info line is 402-944-2233.

The 2006 slate for the ASCS Midwest Region consists of thirteen events at eight tracks throughout Nebraska, South Dakota, Iowa, Missouri and Kansas.

In its inaugural season, the ASCS Northern Plains 2006 schedule is composed of 22 events at ten different tracks throughout Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa and Wisconsin.

In its 15th year of sanctioning Sprint Car racing in the United States, the American Sprint Car Series will present approximately 180 nights of racing in 2006 including the National Tour and it’s Regional Tours (Gulf South, Mid-South, Midwest, Northern Plains, Patriot Sprint Group, Rocky Mountain, Sooner, Southern and Sprints on Dirt).

Additional information regarding the American Sprint Car Series is available at www.ascsracing.com

Phillips Takes North-South Shootout at I-80

April 3rd, 2006

On lap 12 Terry Phillips moved into 2nd and did his best to corral Boen. On lap 22 Boen had a tire going down and he spunout in turn 4 giving the lead to Phillips. Kyle Berck was involved in an accident in his heat and went to his backup car for the B. But he wasn’t able to get the car hooked up and finished deep in the field.

Delbert Smith was the 1st alternate but could’nt make the start so Berck as the 2nd alternate started 27th after hustling to get a battery in his car. By lap 16 of the 30 lap feature Berck was up to 7th and was clearly the fastest car on the track. On lap 23 Berck moved into 2nd but ran out of laps to catch Phillips. Billy Moyer was running 2nd in his heat on the last lap when he tagged the wall in turns 3 and 4 tearing up the rearend of his car, but he recovered to cross the finish 3rd on the back spindles. The car was repaied and he won his B-Feature, but he was never a factor in the A after starting 18th. And finishing 20th. The final was Phillips, Berck, Purkey, Mark Wyman, John Vandenberg, Boen and Steve Kosiski.

The Modified 20 lap feature saw Scott Carlson grab the early lead only to lose it to Clint Homan on lap 2. Dave Trauernicht took the lead on lap 3. Trauernicht’s biggest challenge early was Mike Meyers. After Meyers pulled up along side Trauernicht pulled away again. Robert Sheppard moved up to challenge late and took advantage of Trauernichts bad luck to grab the lead after Trauernicht lost a wheel in turn 3. Sheppard went on to win over Dan Mueller, Mike Johnson, Grant Junghans and Stacy Wilhelm.

The Hobby Stock feature was all Tom Myers as he took the lead in turn 1 from Rick Munson and never looked back. Randal Macku was the first one to try to catch him but could’nt get it done. Then Jeremy Swanson moved into 2nd with 2 laps left. Not enough to overtake Myers. Munson finished 3rd ahead of Macku, Joe Zadina and Max Harder.

I-80 Speedway at Nebraska Raceway Park is located between Omaha and Lincoln on I-80 at exit 420. For track information call (402) 944-2233 or check out the official I-80 Speedway website at www.neracewaypark.com.

I-80 Speedway – Nebraska Raceway Park, Greenwood, Nebraska
Results For Saturday April 1st, 2006

MLRA/TORA Late Models

A-Feature

1) 75p Terry Phillips, 2) 14 Kyle Berck, 3) 33p Al Purkey, 4) 42 Mark Wyman, 5) 5m John Vandenberg, 6) 07 Kelly Boen, 7) 52k Steve Kosiski, 8) 9R Charley Randolph, 9) 22v Alan Vaughn, 10) 1N Davey Nall, 11) 25s Chris Smyser, 12) Mike Brown, 13) Dennis Woodworth, 14) Larry Clauson, 15) Johnny Bone Jr., 16) Brett LaFollette, 17) Brian Kenkel, 18) Corey Zeitner, 19) Larry McDaniel, 20) Billy Moyer, 21) John Anderson, 22) Jason Bodenhammer, 23) Mike Collins, 24) Craig Preble, 25) Gary Dechant, 26) Al Humphrey

1st Heat: 1. Anderson, 2. Kenkel, 3. Dechant, 4. Humphrey, 5. Greg Larsen

2nd Heat: 1. Woodworth, 2. Steve Kosiski, 3. C. Zeitner, 4. Pat Barker, 5. Ron Tex Jr.

3rd Heat: 1. Boen, 2. Phillips, 3. Mel Zeitner, 4. Nall, 5. Mike Danburg

4th Heat: 1. McDaniel, 2. Collins, 3. Vaughn, 4. Al Zeitner, 5) Smyser

5th Heat: 1. Clauson, 2. Vandenberg, 3. Moyer, 4. Jeff Tilley, 5. Bone

6th Heat: 1. Randolph, 2. Wyman, 3. Purkey, 4. Bodenhammer, 5. Bryant Goldsmith

1st B-Feature: 1. Vaughn, 2. Smyser, 3. Dechant, 4. Goldsmith, 5. Brown, 6. Joe Kosiski, 7. Tilley, 8. Barker

2nd B-Feature: 1. Moyer, 2. Bone, 3. Bodenhammer, 4. A. Zeitner, 5. #15, 6. David Turner, 7. Delbert Smith, 8. Steve Kempt

Home Pride Modifieds

A-Feature: 1) 51 Robert Sheppard, 2) 43X Dan Mueller, 3) 3x Mike Johnson, 4) 2X Grant Junghans, 5) 3w Stacy Wilhelm, 6) 20M Mark Leiting, 7) 27 Clint Homan, 8) 72 Mike Lineberry, 9) 36t Jeff Wiggens, , 10) 21j Jeremy Leiting, 11) Mark Kaspar, 12) Harry Nixon, 13) Dave Trauernicht, 14) Mike Meyers, 15) Randy Archer, 16) Wade Cross, 17) Matt Johnson, 18) Bob Zoubek, 19) J C Wyman, 20) Dave Newton Jr., 21) Scott Carlson, 22) Matt Richards, 23) Jeremiah Sillman

B-Feature: 1) Lineberry, 2) Wiggens, 3) Kaspar, 4) Matt Johnson, 5) Stearns, 6) J. Leiting, 7) Ron Stoehr, 8) Rodney Stopak, 9) Jonnie Wyman, 10) Bill Bader III

1st Heat: Homan, Carlson, Meyers, Junghans, Archer, Zoubek

2nd Heat: Richards, Mike Johnson, Wilhelm, M. Leiting, Roger Ruwe, Stopak

3rd Heat: Trauernicht, Cross, J. C. Wyman, Sheppard, Mueller, Sillman

Hobby Stock

A-Feature: 1) 7 Tom Myers, 2) 68 Jeremy Swanson, 3) M70 Rick Munson, 4) 1R Randall Macku, 5) 3x Joe Zadina, 6) 34 Max Harder, 7) 99 Jesse Sobbing, 8) 26x Ron Allen, 9) 66 Bob Kracher, 10) 5h Pat Huggins, 11) Nate Thompson, 12) Scott Robinson, 13) Mike Hansen, 14) Jeremy Auten, 15) Jesse McNeal, 16) Jim Kermeen, 17) Joe Zdan, 18) Jason Smith

1st Heat: Macku, Sobbing, Harder, Allen, Zdan, Robinson

2nd Heat: Zadina, Kracher, Swanson, Thompson, Kermeen, McNeal

3rd Heat: Myers, Munson, Huggins, Hansen, Auten, Jason Smith

MLRA/TORA North-South Shootout Opens I-80 Season

March 29th, 2006

“Thanks to a very mild winter we’ve never really stopped working on the facility since last fall and the racers and fans will notice marked improvements in visibility and safety upgrades to the track” stated General Manager Tom Gutowski. “We torn out all of the old outside guardrail, improved the entrance gate to the pits, and installed new wheel fencing and poles from turn 2 all the way around to the front straight off of turn 4. Three more traffic lights have been installed around the track to help inform the racers of yellow or red flag conditions sooner and the track surface has been raised relative to the top of the wall on the front straight so that the fans can see the cars much better” Gutowski added.

I-80 Speedway’s North-South Shootout is the 2nd leg of the event for the MLRA and TORA Super Late Models in the young 2006 season and a host of top name competitors from both groups are expected to join the top local area competitors to compete for Saturday’s $3,000 to win top prize. “We’re expecting a huge turn-out of Super Late Models for this event including many of the WDRL competitors who are off this weekend” said Gutowski.

The Pro Modifieds are racing for a $500 to win, Hobby Stocks $200 to win and the B-Mods $200 to win with no special entry fees. All competitors will draw for their starting positions in their heats and passing points will determine the remaining line-ups. Complete purse payout information for these classes can be found on the NRP website along with I-80′s weekly rules that will govern the event. Racers with technical questions should contact Bill Baldwin at 402-291-1690.

I-80 will also host a practice session for all interested competitors on Friday night, March 31st . The pit gate opens at 5PM with the on-track practice sessions starting at 6PM. Spectators can watch from the grandstands FREE and a limited food menu will be available.

On Saturday, race day, the gates open at 4PM, hot laps are scheduled for 6PM and the racing action starts at 6:30PM. A driver’s meeting is scheduled for 5:45PM and the draw closes at the same time. Gate admissions are $16 for adults, students (11 – 17) and seniors (over 62) is $13, with kids 10 and under free. Pit passes are $30.

Nebraska Raceway Park is the home of I-80 Speedway, the Little Sunset Speedway Go-Kart track and the Soaring Edge Motocross Park and is located between Omaha and Lincoln on Interstate 80, exit 420. For more information call the NRP office at 402-342-3453 or visit the track’s website at www.neracewaypark.com . Free camping is available at the track.

Cornhusker Classic Cash Goes to Kelly Boen

September 27th, 2005

Boen moved past race leader John Anderson to take over the top spot and was never heeded as he marched his way to the $7,500 payday for the 50 lap affair. Not only did Boen pick up the top prize, but he also copped nearly $2,000 in lap leader bonus money which paid $40 to the lap leader. Anderson held onto the second position while holding off the hard charging Al Purkey who came across the line in the third spot. Johnny Bone and John Hampel rounded out the top five as the field came to the checkered flag.

Boen also allied a heat victory on Friday night along with Delbert Smith, Al Purkey, Jason Bodenhamer, and Leon Zeitner. John Anderson took home the $500 top prize for winning the dash which also allowed him to start Saturday nights feature event from the pole. John Hampel, Jason Hobscheidt, and Craig Preble fought their way to wins in the last chance events which earned the a spot in the big show.

A weekend off will the O’Reilly MLRA prepare for one of the biggest racing weeks of the season as the Al Bodenhamer Memorial event is set to take place on Wednesday, October 5 at Adrian Speedway. Two nights later things really heat up as Lakeside Speedway plays host to two nights of racing action on Friday and Saturday, October 7 and 8.

For all the latest news and information on the O’Reilly MLRA visit us on the web at www.mlraracing.com or by calling (816) 650-5063 or (816) 305-6572.

Full Results Cornhusker Classic I-80 Speedway at Nebraska Raceway Park
September 23 and 24, 2005

Heat 1
1) Delbert Smith, 2) Gary Dechant, 3) David Turner, 4) John Hampel, 5) Dean Moore, 6) Al Humphrey, 7) Mike Wallace, 8) Mike Nanfito, 9) Ted Martin, 10) Darrell DeFrance

Heat 2
1) Al Purkey, 2) Joe Kosiski, 3) Jason Hobshiedt, 4) Johnny Bone, 5) Mike Danburg, 6) Jeff Guengerich, 7) Chris Spieker, 9) Brian Kenkel, 9) Dan Mueller, 10) Jeff Tilley

Heat 3
1) Jason Bodenhamer, 2) Darrick Klima, 3) Ryan McAninch, 4) Jay Cooper, 5) Scott Daly, 6) Jim Clifton, 7) Ken Brack, 8) CJ Lyle, 9) Clinton Benson, 10) Joe Julian

Heat 4
1) Leon Zeitner, 2) Craig Preble, 3) Alan Vaughn, 4) Ed Kosiski, 5) Mel Zeitner, 6) Bill Leighton, 7) Ryan Vicker, 8) Steve Foster, 9) Steve Kosiski, 10) Justin Cooper

Heat 5
1) Kelly Boen, 2) John Anderson, 3) Corey Zeitner, 4) Al Zeitner, 5) Billy Murphy, 6) John Nicholson, 7) Greg Larson, 8) Larry McDaniels, 9) Rusty Miller, 10) Steve Kempt

Dash
1) John Anderson, 2) Kelly Boen, 3) Leon Zeitner, 4) Al Purkey, 5) Alan Vaughn, 6) Joe Kosiski, 7) Jason Bodenhamer, 8) Ryan McAninch, 9) Delbert Smith, 10) Darrick Klima

B Feature #1
1) John Hampel, 2) Ed Kosiski, 3) Steve Kosiski, 4) Al Zeitner, 5) Billy Murphy, 6) Corey Zeitner, 7) Mike Danburg, 8) Chris Spieker, 9) Greg Larson, 10) Brian Kenkel, 11) Jeff Guengerich, 12) Jeff Tilley, 13) Steve Kempt, 14) Clinton Benson

B Feature #2
1) Jason Hobsheidt, 2) Johnny Bone, 3) Gary Dechant, 4) Bill Leighton, 5) Jim Clifton, 6) Mike Wallace, 7) Ryan Vicker, 8) CJ Lyle, 9) Bryant Goldsmith, 10) Scott Daly, 11) Steve Foster, 12) Rusty Miller, 13) Joe Julian, 14) Ted Martin

B Feature #3
1) Craig Preble, 2) David Turner, 3) Mel Zeitner, 4) Al Humphrey, 5) John Nicholson, 6) Darrell DeFrance, 7) Dean Moore, 8) Mike Nanfito, 9) Ken Brack, 10) Jay Cooper, 11) Dan Mueller, 12) Larry McDaniels

A Feature
1) Kelly Boen, 2) John Anderson, 3) Al Purkey, 4) Johnny Bone, 5) John Hampel, 6) Steve Kosiski, 7) Leon Zeitner, 8) Ed Kosiski, 9) Joe Kosiski, 10) Al Humphrey, 11) Al Zeitner, 12) Jason Bodenhamer, 13) Ryan McAninch, 14) Mel Zeitner, 15) Chris Spieker, 16) Gary Dechant, 17) Darrick Klima, 18) CJ Lyle, 19) Bill Leighton, 20) David Turner, 21) Bill Murphy, 22) Dean Moore, 23) Alan Vaughn, 24) Delbert Smith, 25) Larry McDaniels, 26) Craig Preble, 27) Jeff Tilley, 28) Jason Hobsheidt