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19-year-old Jimmy Novak Looks To Close Out 2012 With A Solid Run At Winchester Speedway

October 11th, 2012

Dryden, Michigan: After spending the 2012 season chasing after the 2012 Track Championship at the uniquely shaped 0.393 mile semi-banked paved oval of Auto City Speedway located north of Flint in Clio, Michigan in the tracks weekly Super Stocks division, 19-year-old Jimmy Novak would finish fourth in the track points and is now hoping to end the 2012 campaign on a high note at one of the most historic race tracks in the country in one of the most prestigious race weekends of the season.

The final points race of the 2012 racing season for the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance kicks off the 41st annual Winchester 400 weekend which runs from Friday, October 12th to Sunday, October 14th. JEGS/CRA headlines the Friday night portion of the weekend with the running of the Winchester 100 Presented by

“Going into the last race of the year always has me excited because I know it’s Winchester. It’s one of those tracks you go too and people tell you that you’re crazy for going there.” Laughed the 19-year-old Michigan native; “But for me, it’s my favorite track because of the way you race there right up against the wall. I’m looking forward to finishing well this weekend with the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour.” He added.

In his lone JEGS/CRA appearance in 2012, the BRAD 100 Presented by back on August 16th and in front of current NASCAR Sprint Cup Series points leader, Brad Keselowski, Novak posted a career high fourth place finish as three of the top five finishers in the event were all Auto City Speedway Super Stocks regulars.

“We performed so well at Auto City, that race, the way it played out, we got a little luck on our side and things went our way and we ended up with a great finish in front of a bunch of friends and family.” The 19-year-old continued. “Hopefully we can keep are nose clean, stay out of trouble and end up with a good finish to end the season on a strong note at Winchester.

In his Rookie season with JEGS/CRA in 2011, Novak collected three top 10 finishes with a season high eighth place finish at Columbus Motor Speedway in Columbus, Ohio back on May 28th. Novak also finished eighth overall in the final points standings and was the 2011 Howie Lettow Memorial Rookie of the Year Presented by Howe Racing Enterprises Runner-Up to top freshman, Cody Coughlin.

During the 2010 racing season, Novak won an impressive three Rookie of the Year titles at three different race tracks! Those freshman titles came at Auto City in the tracks Super Stocks division. He also scored those honors at Dixie and Owosso in those tracks’ Pro Late Models division. He also earned Owosso’s 2010 Hard-Charger of the Year award as well for his efforts.

Not only did Novak accomplish a feat that had never been done before, three Rookie of the Year titles in the same season at three different tracks, he shared the honor last season with now 18-year-old Kyle Feeney who accomplished the same exact feat at the exact same three speed plants, only in Feeney’s case, he won his freshman titles in each tracks open-wheeled Modifieds division. Prior to last season, the feat had never been done before and the two drivers became the first two anywhere in the United States to do so.

For the race at Winchester, Novak’s #53 Novak Motorsports Chevrolet Impala will carry primary sponsorship decals from the family business; Novak’s Supply and Equipment as well as, Saginaw Welding Supply, and M.P.H. Promotions. To learn more about Novak Motorsports and to inquire about sponsorship opportunities for the fast approaching 2013 racing season, please visit the Novak Motorsports website at:

Bloomquist Banks 12th Lucas Oil Series Win of 2011 at Winchester

September 18th, 2011

WINCHESTER, VA- Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, TN picked up his 12th Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win of the year on Friday Night at Winchester Speedway. He captured the $10,000 in the Verizon Wireless 50. Bloomquist took the lead on lap eight from Dale McDowell of Chickamauga, GA and then had to fight off several challenges from Jimmy Owens to take the win.

Bloomquist closed to within ten points of Owens, who faded to 16th at the finish with a left front flat tire. McDowell finished second followed by new track record holder; Ronnie DeHaven Jr.of Winchester, VA; 16th starting Earl Pearson, Jr. of
Jacksonville, FL; and Bart Hartman of Zanesville, OH.

McDowell led the first seven circuits and was being challenged by both Bloomquist and Owens, who were dueling it out for second. Bloomquist made the move for the lead on lap eight. Owens then moved into second as the two top in series points
went at it.

Owens trailed Bloomquist for several circuits until the pair came across the scoring line dead-even. Owens then tried to take the lead from Bloomquist in turn two as he slid up in front of Bloomquist. Bloomquist then came back hard in turn four sliding in front of Owens to re-take the lead.

Owens nearly lost control of his car as he faded to third behind Bloomquist and McDowell, who picked up the second spot. Owens then developed a left front flat tire as he started to fade from contention.

Bloomquist went on to take his 12th series win of the season in his Miller Brothers Construction, Hawkeye Trucking, Base Racing Fuels, Ohlins, Lane Automotive, Roush-Yates, Bloomquist Race Cars Ford.

McDowell finished second in the Clint Bowyer Racing, Crawford Supply, Rocket Chevrolet. DeHaven was third in the DeHaven’s Trailer Sales, MasterSbilt with Pearson in the Bobby Labonte, Lucas Oil Products, Longhorn Dodge coming home fourth, followed by Hartman in the Ernie Davis, Ernie D’s Rocket Chassis.

In Lucas Oil Victory Lane, Bloomquist commented on the race with Owens for the lead. “I was going to race him like he raced me, when you do a slide job you need to make sure you have someone cleared, not just run them up the track, he nearly put me in the wall, and I went hard into turn four and slid front of him, I didn’t touch him, he came back and hit me in the rear and I guess that’s when he got the flat.”

Completing the top ten were Steve Francis of Ashland, KY; Jason Covert of York Haven, PA; Brad Neat of Dunnville, KY; Eric Wells of Hazard, KY; and Jared Landers of Batesville, AR.

In preliminary action Ronnie DeHaven Jr. broke his year old track record with a lap of 14.201 seconds. Heat races went to Dale McDowell, Jimmy Owens, Eric Wells, and Scott Bloomquist. The B-Mains went to Nick Dickson and Tyler Reddick.

For the latest breaking news on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, log onto [] or call the series’ office at (951) 532-2503.

Winchester Speedway and the Manning Service 100 to mark 18-year-old Matt Hall’s debut in the CRA Super Series

May 2nd, 2011

(Newport, Michigan) After getting rained out at what was supposed to be the 2011 season opener for the CRA Super Series, Matt Hall and his Matt Hall Motorsports Team took the extra time to prepare for what would become the new season opener for the premiere series within the Salem, Indiana based Champion Racing Association (CRA).

The 18-year-old Newport, Michigan native couldn’t be more happier that the Manning Service 100 at the famed 1/2 (0.500) mile high-banked paved oval of Winchester Speedway in Winchester, Indiana on Sunday, May 1st now serves as the door opener for the CRA Super Series. The historic Hoosier State oval is the site of Hall’s last race, an impressive victory in the series finale for the old Super Pro Series which was part of the 2010 Winchester 400 weekend.

“We’re looking forward to get the season started and it’s even better that it’s at one of our favorite race tracks.” Stated Matt Hall Motorsports Car Owner, Kenny Hall, Matt’s Father. “It’s going to be a little different with the McGunegill power plant, but we’ll be ready. Matt is in Cancun on spring break right now and will be flying back Friday evening and we will be heading to Winchester then.”

Hall then continued; “He has to cut practice short to attend his girlfriends (Mikayla Kugler) prom on Saturday night, but he’ll be back ready to race Sunday morning. I know he’s excited to be heading back to the high banks and looking to get some experience with this new motor and bring the car home in one piece.” He ended.

Crew Chief, Brian Moore added; “The team is excited to be heading to Winchester. With our win there last year, we’re all real confident in the car and driver. Winchester is one of those magical places and always has an exciting race. We are looking to make as many laps as we can and hopefully position ourselves for a great finish.” He ended.

The Matt Hall Motorsports crew consists of: Crew Chief, Brian Moore, as well as Kyle Breese, Levi Mansfield, Kevin Schlosser, Dominick Major, Car Owner, Kenny Hall and his Wife, Sheila, and new to the team for 2011 is Greg Hohenbrink.

For the 2011 racing season, Hall’s #04 Howe Racing Enterprises chassis with power from a McGunegill Sealed Engine and sporting a Chevrolet Impala body will carry sponsorship decals on the car from; Schlosser Automotive, as well as LMR Fabrication, Rook Motorsports, M.P.H. Promotions, and Matt Hall Motorsports.

For more information about Matt Hall and Matt Hall Motorsports and to inquire about sponsorship opportunities for the 2011 racing season, please call: 1 (734) 341-6939. A new Website for the team is coming very soon. In the meantime, you can check out their Facebook Fan Page by going to: and searching for “Matt Hall Motorsports” Once there, click on the “Like” button.

Anthony Burroughs to Open 2011 at Winchester

February 20th, 2011

Rogersville, Alabama – After a busy off-season, Anthony Burroughs is ready to open the 2011 season in his #121 Tucker’s Mobile Home Service/Mastersbilt By Stuckey/Brown Racing Engine Super Late Model.

The 2010 Southern Regional Racing Series (SRRS) Champion has made some changes during the off-season including a change to Brown Racing Engines for 2011 as well as getting married!

Burroughs busy off-season prep will hopefully result in a win in the season opener as he travels to Winchester Speedway (Winchester, Tennessee) on Saturday, February 19th for the Winterfest event. The $3,000 to win/$300 to start race has not been kind to Burroughs in the past as he has seen several strong runs in the event slip away in the closing laps. He hopes to seal the deal on this year’s program. For more information, please visit .

Anthony is also excited to announce his new sponsor for 2011, World Venture Travel. World Ventures Travel has joined Anthony Burroughs as a sponsor for 2011, and will be giving away a trip each time that Anthony wins a feature in 2011. You can register once online using the form on the website at, and you can register once per event at Anthony Burroughs hauler at each event he enters. A winner will be drawn at the hauler at each race that he wins, and if you are wearing an Anthony Burroughs shirt you get an additional award. Visit today to enter.

Burroughs Motorsports would like to thank its corporate sponsors including Tucker’s Mobile Home Services, World Ventures Travel, ABC Cash Register Company, Stuckey Enterprises, World Travel, Braswell Carburetors, Power Mist Fuel Products, Sign Here Graphics, PMC Enterprises, Brown Racing Engines, JRI Shocks By Precision Suspension, 5150 Race Trailers, All-Star Performance,, Simpson Racing Products, Hypercoils, and Oval Craft.

For the latest Anthony Burroughs information, please visit .

Jamie Lathroum Puts Exclamation Point on Winchester Speedway’s

May 15th, 2009

Winchester, VA–Mechanicsville, MD’s Jamie Lathroum battled with multi-time regional touring series champion and O’Reilly All Star Late Model Series regular Robbie Blair for the first 30 laps of the 40 lap “Lee Stultz Memorial” at the Calvin Davis promoted Winchester Speedway on his way to not only his first ever O’Reilly All Star Late Model Series win but his first win at the Winchester, VA oval.

Gerald Davis and Blair led the talented crop of O’Reilly All Star Late Models to the green with Robbie gaining the edge using the
outside of the high banks of Winchester Speedway. Blair used the middle lane of the speedway to pull away from the back for the first nine laps until ASLMS regular’s Jared Hawkins, Coleby Frye, and Jared Miley along with Bo Feathers and Alan Sagi all came together in turn one to bring out the first and only caution of the event.

The ensuing “Delaware Style” restart saw Blair continue to lead with Lathroum in tow. A mere five laps after the caution had Lathroum closing in on Robbie’s lead. As Blair closed in on lapped traffic his lead dwindled as three-time MACS champion Jason Covert and former National Champion and current World of Outlaws Late Model Series star Rick Eckert closed on the gap on Lathroum.

By the 25th circuit Jamie was on the rear deck-lid of Robbie’s 25th Anniversary Rocket Chassis. Lathroum worked the bumper of Blair until he made his move on lap 29. Jamie and Robbie battled side-by-side for a full lap before Lathroum pulled ahead to take the lead. Blair stayed with Lathroum for a few laps until Jamie slightly pulled away as Covert pressured him for the second position. Jason made his move to get around Blair with three laps to go as Lathroum continued on to claim his first ever O’Reilly All Star Late Model Series victory.

Covert came home second followed by Blair, Eckert, and fellow WoO star Josh Richards in fifth. J.T. Spence finished sixth as D.J.
Myers, Gerald Davis, Ronnie Dehaven, and Andy Anderson rounded out the top ten finishers.

Winchester Speedway’s Lee Stultz Memorial Up Next for the OReilly All Star Late Model Series

May 3rd, 2009

Camargo, IL – Jason Shank – OReilly All Star Late Model Series Director

After a very entertaining and successful opening weekend that saw Bear Lake, PAs Boom Briggs take home back to back OReilly All Star Late Model Series wins, the tour will now focus their attention on Winchester Speedway in Winchester, VA for the 40 lap, $5,000 to win Lee Stultz Memorial on Saturday, May 9th.

The Lee Stultz Memorial will be a full ASLMS event including the SpeedWrapz Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains and the 40 lap, $5,000 to win feature event.

The event will mark the first visit to the state of Virginia for the ASLMS and Series President Guy Webb is glad to be there.
Establishing ourselves in that territory is something that we are trying to accomplish so that we can build on what we already have, Webb continued, Virginia and Maryland are places that we want to grow around so that we can add more shows and be more regionalized, not to mention the talented crop of drivers through those areas. The events in those areas are fantastic and were proud that we can be a part of it.

Drivers expected to be in attendance at Winchester Speedway include ASLMS regulars such as Rick Auckland, Rob Blair, current ASLMS point leader Boom Briggs, Eddie Carrier Jr., Duane Chamberlain, Rod Conley, Devin Friese Coleby Frye, Jared Hawkins, Dave Hess Jr., Davey Johnson, Mike Knight, Matt Lux, and Jared Miley as well as national/regional stars and Winchester Speedway regulars such as Jason Covert, Ricky Elliott, Jeremy Miller, Josh Richards, Brent Robinson, current Winchester Speedway points leader Tommy Armel, Gerald Davis, Wesley Bonebrake, and Shane Coffey among others.

Winchesters pit gates will open at 4:00 p.m. for the $5,000 to-win Lee Stultz Memorial while drivers meeting will be held at approximately 6:00 p.m. Hot laps are scheduled to begin around 6:15 p.m. and the SpeedWrapz Time Trials at 7:00 p.m. For more information please visit or

Technical Bulletin: Westhold Transponders (yellow in color) will be used during the Lee Stultz Memorial at Winchester Speedway. Drivers and teams can rent transponders at Winchester Speedway for a low rental fee of $20.

A reminder to all drivers that the ASLMS utilizes the Raceceiver one-way radios at all ASLMS sanctioned events. It is highly
recommended and drivers are encouraged to purchase their own Raceceiver radio as many tracks and sanctioning bodies are also
utilizing the use of Raceceiver one-way radios.

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Kyle Beard Heads East To Winchester This Weekend

February 13th, 2009

Trumann, AR – “The Silent Assassin” Kyle Beard from Trumann, Arkansas will return to action this weekend in the 7th Annual Winterfest event at Winchester Speedway in Winchester, Tennessee.

Kyle last competed two weeks ago in the 9th Annual Winter Classic at Columbus Speedway in Columbus, Mississippi. The team made the trek to Mississippi after spending the majority of the week leading up to the race without power after an ice storm wreaked devastation in their home base of Trumann, Arkansas. The team was forced to use power from generators to get
their equipment ready for the event. In addition, the team got a late start on the highway on Saturday morning and was trying to make up time on the road, when a trailer tire exploded a few miles from the track. The team limped their hauler to the track, and unloaded the car just in time for hot laps. With 39 Super Late Models on hand, Kyle qualified fourth in his group, which earned him a second starting spot in the first b-main. Beard would race his way to a second place in the b-main, which awarded him with a transfer to the 40 lap feature and a 13th starting position. Kyle would struggle early in the feature with the handling on his #86 Super Late Model, however, by the race’s midway point the track began to come to Beard, and he advanced his way to the 9th position by lap 30. Unfortunately, bad luck would find Kyle again two laps later when the steering locked up on his car
due to a bolt that dislodged from the steering. Thankfully he would be able to force his car to the infield to avoid contact with another car. Kyle’s day came to an end, and he was credited with a 21st place finish.

“We started 2008 with more than our fair share of bad luck, but after we got the monkey off our back, it turned out to be a good year for us. Hopefully 2009 will be the same!” commented Beard.

This weekend Kyle and Beard Motorsports will take his #86 GRT By Frye/Samuels Performance Racing Engine Super Late Model into action at Winchester Speedway in Winchester, Tennessee in the 7th Annual Winterfest event. In 2008, with 55 Super Late Models on hand, Kyle raced his way into the main event at Winterfest. He would start 18th and get as high as the 12th position during the race’s early stages before retiring with mechanical woes and being credited with an 18th place finish. This weekend will get underway with an Open Practice on Friday, February 13th. On Saturday, February 14th a complete program will be held, culminating with a $3,000 to win/$300 to start, 40 lap event. For more information on the event, please visit &

Kyle Beard would like to thank his sponsors including KB Transport, Gary Beard Trucking, Samuel’s Performance Engines, JFR Graphics, Bill Frye Motorsports, KC Motorsports LLC, and Marketing Services. Beard Motorsports is always looking for more sponsors, and anyone, who may be interested, can find more information at

For more information on Kyle and Beard Motorsports, please visit

Jim Bernheisel Finishes Virginia Swing with Two Top-Tens

October 14th, 2007

After qualifying 15th quickest and finishing third in his heat, Jim was slated to start the ‘Winchester 200’ in the 15th position. Jim had worked his way up to the spot at one point in his Bernheisel Race Components / Edge Racing Engines / Morrissey’s Meats / Advanced Development / Catoctin Development Lazer Chassis GTO but settled for the sixth position at the finish after making contact with a tire on the inside of the speedway.

The following weekend Bernheisel entered the ‘Fall Classic’ at Natural Bridge
Speedway. During practice the DMB Motorsports ‘black cloud’ reappeared as the
push rod broke in Jim’s primary race car. The team pulled out the backup car
(Bryan’s Blue #119) for qualifying. Bernheisel set the 18th fastest time in and finished third in his heat race after the team made the proper adjustments to Bryan’s car. Jim started the 50-lap main event tenth and unfortunately got caught up in a scuffle early in the race. After fixing some cosmetic damage, Bernheisel was able to muster a fourth place finish. “The way it’s been most of the season and the way the weekend started, I should be happy with a fourth place finish,” mentioned Jim. “It’s hard to say what our potential was…we had a great car before we got crossed up. I had to slide it too much after the wreck because the car wouldn’t turn. All in all, we’ll take it,” concluded Bernheisel.

DMB Motorsports drivers Jim and Bryan Bernheisel will be back in action on Sunday,October 14th at New Egypt Speedway in New Egypt, NJ for their $5,000 to win special.

Van Wormer Wins “Player Hater 50” at Winston Speedway

April 28th, 2007

Although top Late Model drivers across the state made up a 31 car field, there was clearly one Late Model driver who was the class of the field.

Twenty four late models started the main event with a bang; literally. Five cautions in the first five laps saw eight cars leave the field. The most damaging in the early going was a 13 car pile up on the front stretch that took out 2006 Winston Speedway track champion Kevin Nelson and former Thunderbird Track Champion Eddie Reyes. The Red Flag was waved and clean up took just over 20 minutes.

When racing resumed there was not doubt who was the driver to beat.When you looked over the star studded Late Model field you would never have envisioned such a dominating performance by one driver. With names like Grega, Spangler, Seaver, Olger, etc., no fans envisioned what they witnessed on this night. Jeep Van Wormer out of Pinconning, MI not only dominated the 50 lap event, he embarrassed the field. When the checkered flag was waved Van Wormer had lapped everyone in the field up to 4th place finisher Kurt Spalding. Spalding’s “Fast Qualifying” honors earlier in the evening are a good indication just how good Van Wormer was on this night. Van Wormer started on the pole position and led all 50 laps. Van Wormer’s 5th place qualifying time was a little misleading. Van Wormer was the last Late Model driver to arrive at Winston and turned his Qualifying laps after only a couple of hot laps. It would be his only misfortune of the night. The race for second was won by Rusty Seaver over Eric Spangler. Spalding and Tom Sprague Jr
rounded out the top five. The second half of the top ten was made up of by Dave Hilliker, Troy Vanderveen, Kevin Nelson Jr, Rob Taylor and Rich Neiser. Heat Races were won by Neiser, Hilliker, Nelson, and Ricky Whipple. The transfer spots in the “B-Main was earned by Nelson Jr and Steve Zakarajsek. Elex Leyton was credited with the B- Main win. Spalding tripped the clock at 13.889 to earn the $100 bonus from Integra Shocks & Springs.

VanWormer not only did himself proud, he did Integra Racing Shocks proud. Van
Wormer’s $1500 winners check was not the only one he received for his efforts.
Because Van wormer was racing with “Integra Racing Shocks” he claimed additional bonuses of $500 for winning, $100 for leading half way and also received a brand new set of racing shocks from Integra.

In the Integra Racing Shocks & Springs UMP Modified division Andy Sprague and John McCaul battled from start to finish. Sprague was able top earn top honors after making a high side pass of McCaul on lap five after a restart. McCaul was relentless in his pursuit to gain back the lead but Sprague hit all his marks and went on to win the 20 lap main event. Dan Dykman, Steve Hilliker and Tim Tuttle rounded out the top five. Heat races were won by Brandon Tailpulus, Mike Wilbern, and Rich Neiser. The “B” Main transfer spots were earned by Randy Whitten, Fran couch, and Daryl Woodring. Brian Keister was credited with the win for the “B”Feature. Sprague won the Dash event and McCaul took Fast time honors with a 14.496 second trip around Winston’s 3/8ths mile oval.

In the Port City Racing Sportsman division it was Oakridge High School senior Kyle Borgman taking his first win of the season. Borgman used his outside front row position to the fullest. After completing a pass of Mike Anderson on lap one, Borgman held off the charges of second place finisher Chad Weinrick and third place finisher Ralph Sternberg to take the win. Bud Steinman and Sadie Klien rounded out the top five. Heats were won by Steiman and Weinrick. Dash honors were also claimed by Weinrick.

The Port City Racing Bomber, Sprague Auto Parts Mini Stock and Young Gun division features were all delayed until next Friday because of Winston’s curfew. They will be running double features next week. These divisions did get their dash and heat race events in on the night. In the Bombers Jamie Lorenze and Robert Erickson were heat race winners. Tony Weinrick won the Dash event. The Mini Stock heat race was won by Nate Tarte and their Dash event was won by Adam Spencer. Seth Moody picked up the Heat race win for the Young Guns and Eric Harrald took Dash honors.

Next weekend Friday May 4th will see all six divisions of Winston Speedway hit the track for more exciting racing. On Saturday May 5th fans will be treated to the first Lakeshore Demolition Derby of the season. For the Best in Family Entertainment along the Lakeshore make your way to Winston Speedway. For Complete Results and Information visit: