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Chad Stapleton Sweeps Weekend at Moler Raceway Park

June 13th, 2015

Edinburgh, Indiana – Chad Stapleton enjoyed a great weekend of racing action at Moler Raceway Park, where he won the Super Late Model feature on Friday evening and topped the Crate Late Model finale on Saturday night.

Chad Stapleton bagged his third win of the season on Friday evening by topping the action at Moler Raceway Park (Williamsburg, Ohio) in his Rightway Construction #32 Club 29/Jay Dickens Racing Engine Super Late Model.

Chad won his heat before finishing 2nd in the dash to Rod Conley to lock into the feature event in the 2nd starting spot. He would go on to race to the $1,500 victory with Scott Edmisten, John Whitney, Chad Smith, and Lauren Longbrake rounding out the top five finishers at the checkered flag.

Saturday night found Stapleton piloting Todd Burns’ #9 Crate Late Model at Moler Raceway Park. The Edinburgh, Indiana driver would go on to race his way to his second win in as many nights with Tom Collini, Jeff Alsip, Jerry Gibson Jr., and Brian Sims rounding out the top five finishers.

Full results from the weekend are available atwww.MolerRacewayPark.com .

“The track was in great shape both nights at Moler, and I had a blast winning both shows,” commented Stapleton. “I definitely want to thank Todd Burns for letting me drive his car on Saturday evening.”

This week will hold a busy schedule for the Edinburgh, Indiana racer. On Wednesday, June 10th Chad will enter the $5,000-to-win, UMP Summernationals opener at Brownstown Speedway. Friday will see the team returning to Moler Raceway Park (Williamsburg, Ohio) for a $3,000-to-win event, which will serve as the opener for the inaugural Buckeye Late Model Dirt Week. On Saturday night the team will be in action at Brownstown Speedway (Brownstown, Indiana) in a Weekly Racing Series Event. For more information on the events, please visitwww.MolerRacewayPark.com andwww.BrownstownSpeedway.com .

Chad Stapleton would like to thank all of his sponsors and supporters including Right Way Construction, Thirty-One Auto Group, K&L Machining, Bowman Motorsports, Not Just Popcorn, Print Worx, Hoosier Racing Tire by Suz, Dirt Racing Connection, Schaeffer’s Specialized Lubricants, Hoosier Race Tire, Roger’s Bar, Tri County Auto Parts, Jay Dickens Racing Engines, Rhino Linings, GW Performance, All Star Performance, Tranter Racing, AFCO, Frankland, Fast Shafts, Sweet Mfg, Outlaw, Wilwood, Team Peterson, VP Racing Fuels, and MSR Mafia Marketing Services.

For the latest information on Chad Stapleton, please visitwww.ChadStapleton.com .

Chad Stapleton Pushes 2012 Win Tally to Ten; Kokomo Klash Next Up

October 18th, 2012

Edinburgh, Indiana – Chad Stapleton continued his winning ways over the weekend in his Stapleton Motorsports/Rightway Construction/Skeletor Core/Barry Wright/Jay Dickens Racing Engine Super Late Model with another triumph at Moler Raceway Park (Williamsburg, Ohio).

The team was once again in action at Moler Raceway Park (Williamsburg, Ohio) on Friday night, and Chad bagged his second straight win at the facility and his tenth win of the 2012 season! Eighteen Super Late Models entered the $1,500-to-win program, and in his heat race Chad scored the win to earn the second starting spot for the main event with Jeff Babcock joining him on the front row. As the race went green Stapleton charged to the lead and went on to claim the win over KC Burdette, Barry Doss, John Rhoades, and Jeff Babcock. Full results from the event are available at www.MolerRacewayPark.com .

Saturday night found Chad competing in the Ted Collins Memorial at Brownstown Speedway (Brownstown, Indiana). Thirty-two Super Late Models took part in the event, which was held as part of the Fun Fest weekend, which attracted over 300 competitors to the 1/4 mile oval. A sixth to fourth run in the first heat race locked Stapleton into the tenth starting
spot for the main event. During the course of the finale he advanced six spots on his way to a fourth place finish behind race winner, Marty O’Neal, Mark Barber, and Shelby Miles. Full results from the event are available at www.BrownstownSpeedway.com .

Stapleton Motorsports will make the trip to Kokomo Speedway (Kokomo, Indiana) for the first time this season on Saturday night, October 20th for the Kokomo Klash VI, which will pay $2,012-to-win. For more information on the event, please visit www.KokomoSpeedway.net .

Chad Stapleton would like to thank all of his sponsors and supporters including Rightway Construction, Skeletor Core, K&L Machining, Dirt Racing Connection, Schaeffer’s Specialized Lubricants, Hoosier Race Tire, Jones Core, Cowboy Race Cars, Roger’s Bar, Barry Wright Race Cars, Rocket Chassis, Tri County Auto Parts, Jay Dickens Racing Engines DK Designs, Rhino Linings, GW Performance, All Star Performance, Tranter Racing, AFCO, Frankland, Sweet Mfg, Outlaw, Wilwood, Team Peterson, VP Racing Fuels, and MSR Mafia Marketing Services.

For the latest information on Chad Stapleton, please visit www.ChadStapleton.com .

Chad Stapleton Races to Victory at Moler Raceway Park

July 8th, 2012

Edinburgh, Indiana – After recent struggles on the track, Chad was finally able to get things pointed in the right direction on Saturday night by claiming the feature win in his new #32 Total Chaos Motorsports/Barry Wright Race Car at Moler Raceway Park (Williamsburg, Ohio).

Moler Raceway Park’s program, which was originally slated for Friday night, was delayed a day by Mother Nature to Saturday night. Nineteen cars were on hand for the event, and after winning his heat race from the third starting spot Chad earned the pole position for the feature with Weasel Rhoades starting alongside him. Stapleton snagged the lead at the drop of the green flag and went on to lead every lap, lapping up to the seventh position, on his way to the victory which came over Rhoades, Kevin Wagner, Dillon Huron, and John Whitney. The win was his fifth of the 2012 season. Full results are available at www.MolerRacewayPark.com.

This weekend, June 6th-7th, Chad will enter a pair of Weekly Racing Series Events as he takes part in events at Moler Raceway Park (Williamsburg, Ohio) on Friday night and at Lawrenceburg Speedway (Lawrenceburg, Indiana) on Saturday evening. For more information on the events, please visit www.MolerRacewayPark.com and www.LawrenceburgSpeedway.com .

Chad Stapleton would like to thank all of his sponsors and supporters including Rightway Construction, Skeletor Core, K&L Machining, Dirt Racing Connection, Schaeffer’s Specialized Lubricants, Hoosier Race Tire, Jones Core, Cowboy Race Cars, Roger’s Bar, Rocket Chassis, Tri County Auto Parts, Jay Dickens Racing Engines DK Designs, Rhino Linings, GW Performance, All Star Performance, Tranter Racing, AFCO, Frankland, Sweet Mfg, Outlaw, Wilwood, Team Peterson, VP Racing Fuels, and MSR Mafia Marketing Services.

For the latest information on Chad Stapleton, please visit www.ChadStapleton.com .

The Sniper” wins first of 2009 – Weekend schedule change

April 26th, 2009

“The Sniper” Wayne Chinn won his first race of the 2009 season Friday night April 17th at Moler Raceway Park. Chinn started from the pole of the $2,000 to win event and never looked back, leading every single lap to record the dominating victory. The Erwin Chrysler Dodge Jeep / Sugar Creek Packing / 1 Shot Graphics /AWP of Ohio / Dargie Powered / Rayburn Race Car was in a world of it’s own as Chinn maneuvered around the very fast and tacky quarter mile track. The win was the 12th of Chinn’s career in the Dirt Late Model division and his first since Millstream Speedway on September 28th, 2008.

Chinn Motorsports ventured to KC-Raceway on Saturday night for the O’reilly All Star Late Model Series first ever event in the state of Ohio. With $5,000 on the line several of the regions best competitors made their way to the Alma, Ohio speed plant. “The Sniper” started the night off good by timing in 5th fastest overall, giving him a second row starting spot in his heat race. In the heat Wayne chased the leaders and held his own against some stiff challenges to finish in the 4th and final transfer position. The feature would start out promising for Chinn, as he headed to the bottom shelf and passed numerous cars running a line visibly lower than anyone else. During a early caution period the track officials moved the infield tires out further into the racing surface, closing off the bottom line many drivers had successfully been running. The Erwin Chrysler Dodge Jeep / Sugar Creek
Packing / 1 Shot Graphics /AWP of Ohio / Dargie Powered / Rayburn Race Car seemed to lose some momentum and eventually pulled off the track with mechanical failures.

From this week on “The Sniper” will be abandoning the Lucas Oil Series points chase and will now focus on a more traditional “Outlaw” style schedule. Keep checking the website often as the schedule will be changing frequently.

For further information on “The Sniper” Wayne Chinn and Chinn Motorsports you can visit his official website at: http://www.waynechinn1.com or you can add him as your friend and communicate with him via his newly reconfigured Myspace Page at: http://www.myspace.com/waynechinn Chinn Motorsports would like to thank all their sponsors and fans for their continued support. They include: Erwin Chrysler Dodge Jeep of Troy Ohio, C.J. Rayburn Race Cars, Sugar Creek Packaging, American Racer Tires, 1 Shot Graphics, AWP of Ohio, Hendricks Auto Service, Peterson Fluid Systems, J.B. Enterprises, Sunoco Race Fuels, Coulter Pallet & Container, ARP Bodies, PBM Performance Products, Mason Racin, Outerwear’s, Will-Son Distributing Co, Weld Wheels, AFCO Racing Products, Bell Racing, Colors by Barr Helmet Painting, Smart Way Companies, K&N Filters, Acheson Trucking, Klingshirn and Sons Trucking, Thienmans Sports Bar and Grill, and Wayne Chinn’s “Sniperspace.”

The new “Seek & Destroy” Wayne Chinn shirts will be available at in the ASI Racewear Booth on vendors row at a track near you.

L&M Performance Night – Friday August 10th

March 13th, 2009

Well it’s that time again, the weather is changing, the buds are coming up and the track has been graded!! We’re hoping to practice April 3rd and open with L&M Performance Night April 10th with Sunesis Construction Late Models $2000 to win, plus Cheapbowlingballs.com UMP Modifieds, Phantom Fireworks Pure Stocks and our new sponsor, Holman Motors GMC Chevettes. Holman Motors GMC will also be sponsoring Holman Motors Night, SATURDAY, July 4th with an unprecedented Chevette Special, $1500 to win, along with the Phantom Fireworks and all our regular classes!!

We would also like to thank our general sponsors Gabbards Mt. Orab Ford Mercury, Rockauto.com, L.Wood and Son for their wrecker and driver, Jody Shannon and thedrc.net for our videos last year and again this year, drgphoto for our pictures, Grays Used Auto Parts, C103FM who does several live broadcasts throughout the year, the Contingency Connection, who has sponsors from all over the country who give our drivers certificates to help them on their expenses. And a special thank you to all our volunteers who make every show here special.

Anybody who would like to sponsor a race or put up a banner for a VERY reasonable price for the whole year, please email us as soon as possible. Our sponsors are what keep us racing and so please support them and let them know you appreciate them.

If our results aren’t in your local paper email us their address. They are sent out weekly. So if they still don’t appear let them know how important they are to you and we would all like them in their sports section with everyone else.

We are also going to be getting our go-kart track started this summer so anyone who would like to help with that please contact us. And if you have a business and would like that business mentioned on a special night or a special activity you have planned we could do that as well as any give-aways or any other ideas you have. If you want flyers to put out at your business email us and tell us how many and we will have them waiting for you and you can let us know when you run out.

Please support those who support our sport and let them know we appreciate them!!

Thanks and we look forward to seeing you all soon!!

Kramer wins Battle of Bluegrass Modifieds at Moler

September 2nd, 2008

In qualifications it was BoB tour regular Kelly Warren at the top of the qualifying charts with a 13.193 lap around the ¼ mile. Heat races victories went to Rick Bingham, Joey Kramer, Brad Weick, and Carter Jones. In the first of two B-mains Jerry Lawson and Spencer Watson got tangled up with Lawson taking a nasty flip down the front stretch. Victories in the B-mains went to Ryan Thomas and Troy Whitaker. At the start of the thirty lap A-main event it was Buddy Cook’s daughter Kris waving the green flag with brother David right beside her to kick off the Buddy Cook Memorial Event. At the drop of the green flag it was all Joey Kramer as “the Rocketman” showed the way and actually jumped out to a big lead once the racing action got going. Behind him there was some great racing as Brandon Green battled his way up to second and even gave Kramer a run for his money on a couple of restarts. But at the end of 30 laps it was Kramer taking his 9th Battle of the Bluegrass Tour Event win on the season. Coming home second was Brandon Green followed by Josh Lucas, Rick Bingham, and Carter Jones.

In the Sunesis Construction Late Model division another great field of cars were on hand. With a pill draw determining the starting line-ups in heat race action, heat wins went to Wayne Chinn, Joe Ramey, and Bill Sheets. The B-main event went to Tony Brewer in his first ever visit to MRP in a late model. At the start of the 25 lap A-main event it was Bradford, Ohio’s Wayne Chinn out front with Bill Sheets and Joe Ramey in tow. By lap 12 Florida’s Patrick Sheltra had chased Chinn down and took over the top spot. One lap later Chinn spun out to bring the field under caution and following the restart it was Sheltra and Barry Doss battling for the top spot. With four laps to go Doss took the lead from Sheltra and never looked back in taking his 4th feature win of the season. Doss and his Howser’s Discount Fuel & Garage, Cincinnati Granite, Gabbard Ford, D& G Trucking sponsored machine continues to lead
the point standings heading into the final 3 points races of the season. Following Doss across the line was Patrick Sheltra, Bill Sheets, Joe Ramey, and Mike Myers.

In the Baker’s Bright Chevette division it was Branden Elam looking for his third straight feature event but mechanical problems while leading would spoil that opportunity. After Elam’s mechanical difficulties brought out the caution it came down to a two-lap shootout between leader Rusty Yarger and Kevin Riggs (who jumped in a back-up car and started the feature from the tail of the field). At the checkered it was Kevin Riggs from Batavia taking home his 2nd feature win of the season. Following Riggs was Yarger, Alannah Weis, Miles Tarvin, and Jeff Watson. Heat race wins went to Branden Elam and Rusty Yarger.

In the Phantom Fireworks Pure Stock Division it was Brandon Gibson and Dana Moore leading the field around for the green flag and those two competitors seemed to run away from the rest of the field. At the end of the 15 lap A-Main event it was Brandon Gibson in his Gibby’s Plumbing Services, Blue Ash Transmission, PS Graphics sponsored machine claiming his first win at MRP. Dana Moore came home 2nd, followed by Tim Carpenter, Scott Hensley, and Derrick Davis. Gibson and Moore both won heat race events.

Next week sept 5th the 2nd mini sprint nationals $1500 to win plus a regular show of late models,modifids,pure stocks and chevettes

Whitney and Branscum take Moler Checkers

August 26th, 2008

In the Sunesis Construction Late Model Division it was a heated battle just to make the main event beginning with 3 heat races and followed by a 12 lap B-main event. Come A-main time it was Barry Doss and Shawn Negangard on the front row and when the green flag flew it was Doss taking the lead but Negangard actually took the lead on lap two before Doss retook the lead but by lap seven it was John Whitney Jr taking the top spot and setting sail. Despite numerous cautions that slowed the pace Whitney was able to lead the pack throughout the rest of the feature event. The show was being put on by 19 starting Bill Williams who by lap 10 was up to 5th spot but contact while going three wide caused damage to the 17 machine and ended his great run. At the finish it was Whitney in his Amaze-A-Stitch Embroidery, Stephan Heating & Cooling, Cory Robbins, and Barker Fab and Machine
sponsored machine taking his fourth feature win of the season. Following Whitney across the line was Barry Doss, Shawn Negangard, Josh Tidwell, and Larry Pickelheimer Jr. The hard charger award went to Rick Slayback who started 20th and finished 7th. Picking up heat wins were Barry Doss, Shawn Negangard, and Bill Blair Jr. Bill Williams won the B-main event.

In the Cheapbowlingballs.com modified event it was a special night as the modifieds actually qualified for the first time ever at MRP and at the end of the order it was the “Buzzard” Doug Adkins taking top honors with a 14.004 lap. Winning heat races were Brad Wieck and last weeks feature winner Brandon Green. At the start of the feature event it looked as if Brad Wieck was going to win his 3rd feature of the season as he jumped out front with Doug Adkins settling into second position with a furious battle between Ray Branscum, Bruce Gould III, and Brandon Green just behind the leaders. By lap four Branscum had taken over the third spot and by lap ten he had taken over Adkins for second but it wasn’t until the final turn of the final lap that Ray Branscum was able to get the monkey off his back and take his first feature
win of the season by just a couple of feet over Wieck. Driving the JTS Industrial Heavy Haul, NKY House Movers, RBI Truck Repair sponsored machine Branscum was able to nip Wieck at the line for the win and extend his point lead over Doug Adkins. Prior to this evening Branscum had 10 finishes this season of either second or third place finishes with only the opening night finish of 8th place coming outside the top five. Finishing behind Branscum was Wieck, Adkins, Gould, and a hard charging Dave McWilliams who had to overcome restarting on the tail at lap two.

In the Phantom Fireworks Pure Stock division it was Derek Davis winning his 6th
feature win of the season driving his Mugavin Auto Body, Rislone, Dooley
Transmission, Brewer Excavating sponsored machine. Davis led all 15 laps with Dana Moore coming home in second and Tim Carpenter, Kevin Hess, and Chad Minnie rounding out the top five. Tim Carpenter and Derek Davis each won heat races. Ed Reynolds took home the Hard Charger award in the feature event.

In the Baker’s Bright Chevette division it was Goshen’s Branden Elam taking home his third feature event of the season and second in a row and he simply ran away with the feature race in his Eastside Industrial truck Services sponsored machine.. Coming home second was Miles Tarvin (who blew a motor at the checkered flag) followed by Mike Yust, Jeff Watson, and Taylor Grooms. Heat wins went to Elam and Tarvin with Steve Leonard taking home the hard-charger award in the feature event.

Next week, Friday august 29th is our Labor day Special featuring Late models $1200 to win,Battle of the Bluegrass Modifieds $1500 to win and the phantom fireworks pure stocks and Bakers Bright Chevette.

MRP Packs the house to honor Victor “IKE ” Moler

August 21st, 2008

In qualifications it was the 1x machine of Johnny Wheeler taking the top spot with a 13.783 lap. The only other competitor in the 13 second bracket was local driver Bill Williams with a 13.911 lap. With the top six qualifiers locked into the A-main it put Eddie Carrier Jr (6th fastest) on the pole of the Howser’s Discount Fuel and Garage sponsored Dash event.

In what was a short lived battler Carrier took the win with Batavia’s Josh Tidwell coming home second followed by Victor Lee, Steve Landrum, Johnny Wheeler, and Bill Williams. In heat race action the racing was furious as everyone wanted to be one of the top four finishers to qualify for the A-Main event. Winning the three heat races were Audie McWilliams, John Whitney Jr, and Wayne Maffett Jr.. In the B-Main there were 22 cars battling for the top four spots with Mike Jewell taking the 12 lap last chance event. In the fifty lap event it was Josh Tidwell jumping out to lead the first 9 laps before a furious three wide battle ensued on a restart between Eddie Carrier Jr, Josh Tidwell, and John Whitney Jr. Those three guys were three wide for 3 full laps before Carrier took control of the top position. Throughout the middle portions of the race Whitney ran second with Steve Landrum running third but as the laps ran down it was Audie McWilliams on the move as he began a charge from his 7th starting position and picked off the cars before finally getting by Landrum on lap 41 for third and then by Whitney three laps later. A caution on lap 46 set the stage for a battle up front but Eddie Carrier Jr. in his Grover Motorsport machine was able to hold off McWilliams’ advances and take home the $3,000 and the 8 foot Southern Trophy that father Eddie Sr. was never able to win when racing at the old Southern Ohio Raceway. Finishing behind Carrier Jr was Audie McWilliams, John Whitney, Steve Landrum, and Jesse Lay.

In the Cheapbowlingballs.com modified event it was an emotional night as legendary dirt racer Bruce Gould II who passed away earlier in the week was honored and his son, a regular competitor since MRP first opened was on hand to race. So before the start of the feature event the modified drivers presented Gould a picture of him and his father and card signed by the competitors and following the presentation the drivers followed Bruce III on a ceremonial parade lap in four wide fashion as he carried the checkered flag in honor of his father. Once the racing action began it was a furious battle up front between Shawn Tolson and Branden Green with Tolson leading early and Green taking over with ten laps to go. Behind them Gould ran 3rd until mechanical difficulties took him out and then it was another great battle
between Ben Adkins, Ray Branscum, and Hard charging Dave McWilliams. With two laps to go Tolson got into the back of Green and made the pass for the lead but Green was able to return the favor and get back around Tolson to take the win. At the finish it was Green followed by Tolson, Dave McWilliams, Ray Branscum, and Carter Jones. Winning heat races were Brandon Green, Shawn Tolson, and Doug Adkins.

In the Baker’s Bright Chevette class it was Branden Elam getting his 2nd win of the season in his Eastside Industrial Truck Services sponsored machine. On the start it was Elam and Miles Tarvin on row #1 with Elam getting the jump. Tarvin had the misfortune of a flat tire during a caution which left Elam all alone out front and he simply ran away from the field. Doug Yust battled briefly with Taylor Grooms before taking control of the second spot. The night for the Chevette started off wildly as Scott Murray barrel rolled down the front stretch about 4 times during start of his heat race luckily no injuries were suffered. Heats were won by Elam and Tarvin.

In the Phantom Fireworks Pure Stock Division it was Kevin Hess returning to MRP and taking home the victory. Chad Minnie and Hess started on the front row by virtue of their heat wins and despite a furious battle at the start, Hess was able to take control and cruise to the victory in his Vern’s Transmission sponsored machine. Throughout the race four time winner Derrick Davis and Brandon Gibson waged a great battle as the two of them sliced through the field. At the finish it was Davis taking the second position with Chad Minnie third, followed by Gibson, and Ed Reynolds in fifth position.

In other action it was the Midwest Mini Sprint Association visiting MRP for the 3rd time this season and another great battle with 20 cars on hand. Points-leader Andy Bradley led at the start but Lynn Ambrose quickly moved up from his fifth starting position to take the top spot and eventually the win in his Yamaha powered ERC machine. The Mini Sprint competitors are all gearing up for the upcoming Mini-sprint nationals that will take place at MRP on September 5th.

Moler Raceway Park will return next week August 22nd with “Back to School Night” featuring the Sunesis Construction Late Models, Cheapbowlingballs.com U.M.P Modifieds, Phantom Fireworks Pure Stocks and Baker’s Bright Chevettes. Gates open at 4:30, hot laps 7:00 and racing at 8:00.

The staff of Moler Raceway Park would like to announce Baker’s Bright is the new sponsor of the Chevette division for the remainder of 2008.

Whitney,Wieck,Davis and Tarvin Tame Moler

August 12th, 2008

At the end of their exhibition race it was Sinking Springs, Ohio John Lawhorn taking the 15 lap feature event in his 1970′s era USAC Champ Car. Just behind Lawhorn was Wilmington’s Mike Mason in his 1970′s V.W. midget with Chuck Faulkner in his 1960′s era super modified right behind them in 3rd spot.

In regular racing action it was Milan, Indiana’s Bill Sheets once again setting fast time in the Sunesis Construction Late Models with a 12.829 lap. In heat race action it was John Whitney and Tom Sheets taking 10 lap heat race wins. In the feature event it was Whitney leading early with Tom Sheets right behind him until lap 8 when Sheets spun out directly in front of 3rd place Shawn Negangard and Bill Williams. On the restart (with Sheets restarting from the tail) Negangard would battle Whitney but to no avail as Whitney would pull away the longer they ran under green flag conditions. At the finish it was Whitney in his Barker Fab & Machine, Cory Robbins, Sauls Construction, Stephan Heating and Cooling sponsored machine taking his second feature win in the last three weeks. Following Whitney was Shawn Negangard, Bill Williams, Josh Tidwell, and Chad Stapleton.

In the Cheapbowlingballs.com modified event all eyes were on Doug Adkins as he
started on the front row following his heat win and was looking for three in a row here at MRP. At the green Adkins took the lead from Spencer Watson (who won his first heat race of the season). Behind Adkins all eyes were on the back of the pack as points leader Ray Branscum who had not turned a lap on the race track all night after arriving late was making a charge through the pack from the tail. A couple of early cautions created a mid-race restart which created another caution as Branscum and Rick Hensley got together taking out Hensley, Jim Hillegas and Doug Popp. On the restart it became a battle between the top three as Adkins, Brad Wieck, and Ray Branscum put on a clinic as all three drivers raced right together using three different lines on the race track. Coming for the white flag Adkins slipped high allowing Wieck to take the top spot but Branscum was not done as he tried a last lap slide job to no avail which allowed Wieck to win his second feature of the year at MRP(he has only been here three times this year and won twice). Following the race Wieck stated they would definitely be back next week in his B&B Auto Care, Garnett Paving, Dickson Shocks ,Fast Co. machine. Following Wieck home was Ray Branscum, Doug Adkins, Carter Jones, and Matt Hamilton.

In the MRP Chevette class it appears the field is catching up to the dominate car of Miles Tarvin as Nick Hodges and Kevin Riggs each won heat races and earned front row positions for the feature event. At the drop of the green, Hodges jumped out front but all eyes were on Tarvin and Jeff Watson as those two came through the field. As Tarvin passed Hodges for the lead Hodges hit the front stretch wall extremely hard and then bounced into Jeff Watson and Kevin Riggs taking them out of the race as well. On the restart it was Tarvin with Alanah Weis up to second with Brandon Elam in third. Following the restart and a couple of ensuing restarts for minor incidents Weis would get a run on Tarvin and even got by him a couple of times but Tarvin would always get back by her. A lap eleven restart following Daryl Weis’s spin gave Alanah Weis the chance she needed but she did not get as good of restart and on the pass attempt created some contact that spent he spinning to the infield but
lucky for her Les Romano had spun out at the other end of the race track causing the caution. Damage was done though as her car was not the same as she faded to fourth on the restart. Tarvin’s machine was unharmed but he now had Brandon Elam challenging him and Elam tried a last lap bonzai move and got into the side of Tarvin but Miles was able to hold on and take his eighth feature win of the season.

In the Phantom Fireworks Pure Stock division it was Derrick Davis winning yet
another feature win in his Mugavin Race Products, Brewer Excavating, Shawn’s Auto Graphics sponsored machine. Davis had pressure early from Chad Minnie and Ed Reynolds (winner of heat #2) before those two got together and dropped from the event. There was a great battle for second between Tim Carpenter and Scott Hess before contact sent Hess spinning through the infield and restarting on the tail of the field. At the finish it was Davis, followed by Tim Carpenter, Dave McCabe, Gary Hume, and Jordan Poole completing the top five.

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Moler Raceway Park will be back in action next week on August 15th, featuring the 2nd Annual Victor “IKE” Moler Memorial. The race is a tribute to “The man with a dream”. Ike Moler is one of the original pioneers of Southern, Ohio dirt track racing. Ike opened the Mt. Orab Speedway in the 50′s, and now his dream continues with his grandson Kevin and his wife Kim. Kevin and Kim continue the dream with help from the entire Moler family. The Ike Moler Memorial will feature the Sunesis Construction Late Models paying $3000 to win and $225 to start, Cheapbowlingballs .com U.M.P Modifieds $800 to win and $125 to start, Phantom Fireworks Pure Stocks $400 to win $50 to start, MRP Chevettes $300 to win $50 to start and the Mid-west 1000cc Mini-Sprints. Gates will open at 4:30, hot laps 7:00, racing at 8:00. The Sunesis Construction Late Models will qualify and have a dash sponsored by Howser’s Discount Fuel and Garage.

Pickelheimer Jr takes the Win at Moler

August 7th, 2008

In heat race action it was Milan, Indiana’s Tom Sheets winning heat #1 with Larry Pickelheimer Jr passing Huntley on the last lap to win heat #2. The feature was set with Sheets and Pickelheimer on row one but all eyes were on the back of the pack as points leader Barry Doss who dropped out of the heat race starting 13th and last year’s track champion John Whitney starting 14th in a borrowed car (Whitney blew his engine in the heat race). At the start of the 25 lapper it was Pickelheimer jumping out front but Tom Sheets good night ending early as he pounded the outside wall on the front stretch ending his good night. On the restart it was Pickelheimer leading
with Dave Kirker and Billy Williams in tow. At the halfway point Barry Doss had
moved up to third behind Pickelheimer and Williams. A great battle ensued including a two lap shootout in which both Doss and the Williams were able to get beside the leader but to no avail as Larry Pickelheimer Jr claimed his first ever feature event in the late model division. Williams came home second followed by Doss, Mike Myers, and Josh Tidwell.

In the cheapbowlingballs.com modified event it was the new grandpa, Doug Adkins, winning his heat and the 20 lap A-main event for the second week in a row. The real story was the great race behind him as heat #2 winner and points leader Ray Branscum, Jeremie Bretz, Dave McWilliams, and Bruce Gould put on a whale of a show battling back and forth side-by-side throughout the race. At the end it was Adkins followed by Branscum, McWilliams (who started 9th), Jeremie Bretz, and Bruce Gould in the top five spots. Adkins in his 239 Auto group sponsored Loose Gruff Chassis taking win #4 on the season.

MRP was also running a special paying event in the 600 cc mini-sprints. Gary Loney (who won the last time that MRP ran the 600 minis) won his heat. Todd Loney and Keen started on the front row of the 20 lap feature event. Keen got the jump and led the entire race but the show was watching young Sam Ashworth work his way up from fourth position at the end of lap 1 to right behind Keen with a two lap shootout at the end of the race. Keen would have none of it and got a great restart to put away the victory. Ashworth came home second, followed by Herschel Wills, Daryll Mangus, and Gary Loney in 5th spot.

In the Phantom Firework Pure Stock division it was another exciting battle up front as Versailles, Indiana’s Shawn McIntosh led from the start but Scott Hess was on the move and once he disposed of early 2nd place runner Ed Reynolds it was a great battle between the two up front. Finally coming for the white flag Hess was able to get all the way around McIntosh and take control of the top spot. Hess went on to win feature event in his RH Towing, Larry’s Engine, Christopher Scott Mobile Homes sponsored car. McIntosh held on for 2nd with Chad Minnie having a nice run in 3rd spot followed by Ed Reynolds and Tim Carpenter in fifth. Heat wins went to Reynolds and McIntosh.

Following last week’s special event for the Chevette class it would seem that there might be a let down this week but that was not the case as 14 cars took to the green flag with Jeff Watson looking to repeat last week’s win in his Crosstown Carryout sponsored machine but the run would be short lived as mechanical problems forced him pitside on lap 6 turning the lead over to Miles Tarvin. Tarvin would not have it easy as Brandon Elam kept getting to the inside of Tarvin but despite a last lap wreck and slowing car in front of the two leaders Tarvin was able to claim yet another feature win in his P&G Farms, Cenpeco, Richey Automotive and Tire, Paul Brath sponsored machine. Elam held on for second followed by Alannah Weis, Kevin Riggs, and Daryl Weiss the top five. Tarvin and Watson each won heat races.

Next week will feature a regular show of Sunesis Construction Late Models,Cheap
Bowling balls.com Modifieds ,the Phantom Fireworks Pure Stocks and Chevettes. Also on hand will be the VARC Cars vintage auto racing cars. Come out and enjoy a great evening of racing!

Whitney, Watson, Adkins, Adams and Reynolds Victorious at MRP

July 31st, 2008

In racing action The evening started with the Sunesis Construction Late Models and Milan, Indiana’s Bill Sheets set fast time of the 18 cars on hand with a 12.89 lap. That was as good as it would get for Sheets as while leading the heat event he broke and was done for the evening. Tom Sheets would go on to take over and win heat number one with John Whitney Jr. winning heat number two. In the feature event Whitney set sail up front but 6th place starter Barry Doss was making quick work of the cars in between them. Despite much pressure Whitney would go on to win the event in his Stephan Heating & Cooling, Amaze-A – Stitch Embroidery, Sauls Construction sponsored machine. Barry Doss would come home second with 12 place starting Billy Williams coming home 3rd followed by Jim Moon and 16th starting Jim Pickelheimer Jr. coming home 5th.

Next up was the Chevette special as each class at MRP has a night in which extra money is paid out and tonight it was the Chevette class and with 19 cars on hand it looked like it was going to be a great show. What was supposed to be a $600 to win event turned out to be much more than that as numerous fans and businesses contributed to the total with the total 1st place money being $930 and an extra $100 going to the 2nd place finisher. In heat race action it was Miles Tarvin and Jeff Watson taking wins and an extra $25 each courtesy of Watson’s sponsor the Crosstown Carryout. Come feature time it looked as though Miles Tarvin would take yet another win but Watson would have none of it and got by Tarvin on lap 9 went on to and take his first feature win of the 2008 season. Special thanks to those businesses and individuals who contributed the extra money as an additional $430 was added to the top two finishers payout as a direct result of fans and businesses in attendance
donating money. Following Watson and Tarvin across the line was Nick Hodges, Josh Francis, and Allanah Weis.

In the Cheapbowlingballs.com Modified event it looked as though Dave McWilliams was going to be the man to beat as he took the win in heat #1 with Aurora, Indiana’s Matt Hamilton winning heat number 2. It was exciting action from the get-go as McWilliams and MRP points leader Ray Branscum put on a great show battling for the lead but it didn’t take long for 5th place starter Doug Adkins to get to the high side and continue to take it deeper and deeper into the corner each lap before eventually disposing of both McWilliams and Branscum at the same time. The “Buzzard” went on to win his fourth feature event of the season here at MRP in his Loose Gruff chassis sponsored by the 239 Auto Group. Following Adkins across the line was Ray Branscum, Dave McWilliams, Bruce Gould and Spencer Watson.

In the first ever Hobby Stock / Bomber event at MRP, fifteen teams made the visit to the ¼ mile speed plant and it was KC Raceway regular Jamey Adams taking to 20 lap A-Main event. Adams in his 33 Auto Sales, RA Smith Photo, Advance Auto, Graphic Creations sponsored machine took the lead on lap 4 and went on to lead the remaining laps. Following Adams was Jim Helterbran, Bruce Gray Jr, Rob Schuler, and Shane Newman. Gray and Newman won the heats. The Hobby Stock/ Bomber class is expected to make another visit to MRP in September.

It was another exciting night for the Phantom Fireworks Pure Stock division with the top eight cars battling right together throughout the feature event. When it was over it was the ageless one, Ed Reynolds, taking another feature win. Following Reynolds was Tim Carpenter, Mike Keller, Kevin Hess, and tail-end starting Derrick Davis. Reynolds and Scott Hess won the two heats but heat number two was not without excitement as Dustin Puckett Jr got loose overcorrected and rolled over his machine in turn number two. Not only was Dustin unhurt but the car was able to be repaired and Dustin came home 11th in the feature event. Moler Raceway Park will be back in action August 1st featuring 600 cc Mini Sprint Special.

On the card for the evening will be the 600cc Mini Sprints, Sunesis Construction Late Models, Cheapbowlingballs.com UMP Modifieds, Phantom Fireworks Pure Stocks and MRP Chevettes. Gates open at 4:30, hot laps at 7 and racing at 8 p.m.

For more information an any event at Moler Raceway Park log onto
www.molerracewaypark.com

The Boss” Conquers ALMS at Moler Raceway

July 25th, 2008

Barry Doss of Sardinia, Ohio started off the evening setting fast time over the 25 entrants with a time of 12.965 followed closely by series regular Rusty Schlenk with a 12.996.

In the Alms Late Model feature,it looked like it may be business as usual for the series regulars with Rusty Schlenk grabbing the lead on lap 1 on a excellent track. Schlenk went straight to the top side with Barry Doss and Brian Ruhlman in hot pursuit.Schlenk continued to fly around the top as the top three cars entered lapped traffic on lap 13 giving Doss the chance he needed,Doss powered by up high as Schlenk looked to the bottom,Doss only held the top spot for 1 lap before Schlenk was able to pass him back in traffic.On lap 15 Doss returned the favor going by Schlenk to regain the lead, for the next several laps Schelenk tried The Boss low but Doss would keep his momenteum up on the high side to regain command down the straights.On lap 28 Schelenk again was able to get by Doss in traffic to lead a lap while Doss continued to pick his way through traffic running both the high and low lines . The Boss Barry Doss took command in the final 10 laps weaving through traffic and starting to pull his biggest lead of the race. Meanwhile racing
back in the pack was excellent with Jason Montgomery and Brian Ruhlman in a
dogfight for the third spot for much of the race. Montgomery started in the the 9th spot and had a excellent charge to the front going till catching Ruhlman for third. Mike Meyers and Billy Williams may have had the best runs of the evening as Meyers started 15th and fought his way all the way to 5th at checkered flag,while Williams tagged the tail of the B main, transferred and then came from 17th to finish 7th in the feature. Other notable runs were turned in by Terry Smart and Dillon Huron, both started in the last row and Smart came home 11th while Huron came home 12th.

The “Buzzard” Doug Adkins took another win at MRP marking his 10th over all feature win of the year.

In the Cheapbowlingballs.com Modified Division, a repeat of last weeks race with Adkins and David McWilliams battling for the top spot. The duo battled lap after lap with Adkins taking the checkered in his trademark 239 Auto Group #7 machine, followed by McWilliams, Ray Branscum, Bruce Gould III and Matt Hamilton.

In the Phantom Fireworks Pure Stock division it was Glen Este’s Derrick Davis
winning his 4th feature event of 2008 in his Rislone, Mugavin Auto Body, Dooley
Transmission sponsored machine followed by Tim Carpenter.

In the M.R.P Chevette division, this weeks question was, is anyone going to beat 2007 Track Champion Miles Tarvin. A $100 bounty was placed on Tarvin and the battle was on. Troy Stamper of West Chester, Ohio made his way around the ¼ mile to score his 2nd career win and first MRP victory followed by Hillsboro, Ohio’s Rusty Yarger and Jeff Watson of Williamsburg, Ohio.

Moler Raceway Park will be back in action July 25h featuring Fan Appreciation Night. The General is away so we are slashing the admission price, grandstand admission will be only $7.00.

On the card for the evening will be Sunesis Construction Late Models,
Cheapbowlingballs.com UMP Modifieds, Phantom Fireworks Pure Stocks, MRP Chevettes, and the first ever visit of Hobby Stock/Bomber class. The Hobby Stock/Bomber class will pay $500 to win and $50 to start. In addition to the great MRP racing MRP will have all the drivers on the front stretch to sign autographs. Through out the night many door prizes will be given away to lucky fans in the stands. Where else can you watch five divisions of cars, meet driver’s and take home prizes for only $7.00.

For more information an any event at Moler Raceway Park log onto
www.molerracewaypark.com

Moler Raceway Park is proud to be a partner with the Contingency Connection program. Moler Raceway Park is one of many oval tracks in America to be a member of this program. The Contingency Connection allows racers who sign-up for the program to be eligible for more than $150,000 in posted awards and product discounts from various product sponsors that are partnered with the Contingency Connection program.

Dalton Gang Ambushes Roaring Knob Competition Saturday Night

July 24th, 2008

Nolan Dalton (Gary’s cousin) hit the bull’s eye as well triggering his first win in the Brooks Auto Group Modifieds, while Bob Nelson notched his first GNH Trucking Street Stock main of the season. Repeat winners were Jim Kutas (Commonwealth Marketing Group Late Models) and Marty Spade, Jr. (Ft. Necessity Garage Chargers) on Kenworth Trucks of PA Night.

For the second week in a row the Super Late Models took center stage for their
second special event of the year. Last week Gary Dalton had the big win handed to him on the final lap of the special make-up event. This week he handed it to himself as he was simply untouchable in winning the 40-lap feature and the $3000 check that went along with it. Dalton shot from his third starting position to take the lead with Doug Horton in tow. A flawless Dalton never relinquished the top spot throughout, and the only time anyone got close to him was in lapped traffic or under caution. When the checker waved, Dalton found himself back in victory lane for the fourth time this season. Horton and Alex Ferree dueled it out for runner-up honors with Horton cashing in at the finish. Ferree settled for third with Bob Hershman fourth, and Bob Gordon completed the top five. Mel Minnick, Jr., Greg Fetters, Tim Senic, LC Powers and Gary Gellner rounded out the top ten. Heat wins for the 25-car field went
to Dalton, Hershman and Horton.

Andre Layfield jumped out to the early lead in the Brooks Auto Group Modified
feature. Layfield led the first four laps before Morgantown WV’s Nolan Dalton shot by and rode off to score his first-ever Modified feature win. Layfield finished in second over Vic Vandergrift, Phil Jeffries and Dennis Perigo. Rod Lanham, Nick Cramer, Lou Ennis, Todd Daughenbaugh and Mike Errett filled out the top ten. Jeffries and Dalton were the heat winners.

Mike Lewis took the lead at the drop of the green in the Commonwealth Marketing
Group Late Model Feature. Lewis was driving a great race until he spun in turn four and grazed the inside wall on lap 17, ending his night. This gave the top spot to Elizabeth’s Jim Kutas, who went on to lead the final three laps to take his second feature win of the season. Andy Spooner claimed the runner-up spot with Garry Sisson third, Daniel Hill fourth and David Gump completing the top five. They were followed by Greg Hauger, Cody Hardesty, Beau Glemba and Derek Doll. Chuck Bloom and Fred Zeigler were heat victors.

Josh Bendishaw looked to be heading to his career first win in the GNH Trucking
Street Stocks. Bendishaw led the first eleven laps, but Dunbar’s Bob Nelson was
hungry for his first win. Nelson got underneath Bendishaw in turn two and took over the lead on the next circuit. Nelson led the final four laps to get his first win of the 2008 season. Bendishaw’s fine run earned him second over Mike Duritsky, Jim Bendishaw, Jr. and Sam King. Rounding out the top ten were Jim Byers, Chris Lucy, Willie Porter, Matt Franks and Charlie McClain. Nelson and King were heat winners.

The ‘Farmington Flyer’, Marty Spade, Jr. wasted little time in getting to the front from his sixth starting spot in the Fort Necessity Garage 12-lap feature event. As they crossed the line completing lap one, Spade was already in control, and he never looked back in taking his fourth win of the season. Rookie driver Kyle Burkholder had his best finish for second over Brad Jenkins, Bob Miller, and last week’s feature winner, Kenny Burkholder. Sixth through tenth were Bus Matthews, Jason Humberson, Bryson Sanders, Mark Peck and Bob Matthews. Peck and Ryan Newman earned the heat wins for the 19 car field.

Next Saturday, July 26 is Autograph Night at Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex. After hot laps the drivers will all pull their cars out on the track and everyone is invited to come out and meet the drivers. Gates Open at 4:30 with hot laps at 2:06PM. The autograph session will take place from 6:45 until 7:15 with racing starting at 7:30. The Brooks Auto Group Modifieds will run their makeup feature from July 5 paying $500 to win. Then a complete show will take place for the Victory Chevrolet Super Late Models, Commonwealth Marketing Group Late Models, Brooks Auto Group Modifieds, GNH Trucking Street Stocks and the Ft. Necessity Garage Chargers.

DARE Night at Moler

July 17th, 2008

Another beautiful Friday night for racing resulted in the first repeat winner of the season in the Sunesis Construction Late Model Division. Point Leader Barry Doss started the night by winning his heat race and then taking the win in the late model dash. Come feature time it was Mike Amell and Doss on the front row with Doss taking control from the get go and leading the entire 25 lap A-Main event in his Howsers Discount & Garage, D& G Trucking, Gabbard Ford sponsored Automobile. Fast qualifier Mike Amell (12.958) came home second followed by third heat winner Mike Myers in third, with Larry Pickelheimer Jr and Troy Cruse rounding out the top five.

In the Cheapbowlingballs.com UMP Modified feature, it was all Doug Adkins as the “Buzzard” led flag to flag to win his third feature event of the season. It was far from easy as Dave McWilliams battled Adkins on the start and again through the middle of the race before coming up short at the finish. Adkins in his trademark 239 Auto Group #7 seemed like he was untouchable and as only Adkins does he continued his tradition of giving away the victory trophy to a lucky child he picked from the crowd. Mc Williams came home second followed by point leader Ray Branscum, Jeremie Bretz and Matt Hamilton. Heat wins went to Adkins, McWilliams, and Matt Hamilton while Eric Shepard was victorious in the B-Main event.

In the Phantom Fireworks Pure Stock division it was Glen Este’s Derrick Davis
winning his 3rd feature event of the season in his Rislone, Mugavin Auto Body,
Dooley Transmission sponsored machine. Davis started on the front row but Steve
Upchurch led lap #1 before Davis got by and sped to the victory. Smokin Tim
Carpenter chased Davis home in 2nd place followed by hard charging Mike Keller who start tenth on the field. Ed Reynolds and Todd Anstaett rounded out the top five finishers.

In the M.R.P Chevette division, the question remains, is anyone going to beat 2007 Track Champion Miles Tarvin. After winning his heat Tarvin started in the pole position of the feature but it would be no easy task as Alannah Weis who was driving the #21 machine formerly driven by Brandon Elam who would start outside of Tarvin after winning her heat race as well. On the start it looked like Weis was going to take the top spot but heading down the backstretch on lap 1 Tarvin was able to pull up next to her and take position going through turns #3 & 4. From there Tarvin would not be touched as he went on to win the 15 lap A-main event. Weiss held on for 2nd place over Nick Hodges, Jeff Watson, and Kevin Riggs.

In the 600cc mini-sprints it looked like it might be another night for the Wills family as Todd Wills was victorious in his heat event with Xenia Ohio’s Beau Stewart also winning his heat event. In the feature though it was fifteen year old newcomer Gary Loney from Springfield Ohio taking his first ever win in his Dayton Orthopedics, All-season Tree Services, Dept of Public Safety, Ohio State Patrol sponsored machine. Loney led all 15 laps but it was far from easy as Beau Stewartgot around Sam Ashworth mid-race before setting his sites on the leader. Stewart would come home 2nd with Ashworth, Herschel Wills, and Todd Keene rounding out the top five.

Special Thanks to Rick Wilkin, Bobby Stroop and Chris Shannon(giving foot race
winners a Shannon Racing t-shirt.

Moler Raceway Park will be back in action July 18th featuring the American Late
Model Series paying $2000 to win, plus Cheapbowlingballs.com UMP Modifieds $650 to win, Phantom Fireworks Pure Stocks and MRP Chevettes.

Also MRP has added Hobby Stock/ Bombers to the schedule for Fan Appreciation Night. On July 25th MRP will welcome a new class to the fastest 1/4 mile dirt track in the mid-west. The hobby stock/bombers will run under the rules of KC Raceway’s Hobby Stocks. The class will run two shows in 2008. The July 25th event will pay $500 to win and $50 to start.

Moler Raceway Park is proud to be a partner with the Contingency Connection program. Moler Raceway Park is one of many oval tracks in America to be a member of this program. The Contingency Connection allows racers who sign-up for the program to be eligible for more than $150,000 in posted awards and product discounts from various product sponsors that are partnered with the Contingency Connection program.

For more information on Moler Raceway Park log onto www.molerracewaypark.com

Robbie Blair Wins Phantom Fireworks Big Bang 50

July 10th, 2008

In heat race action Rick Auckland, Bill Williams, Barry Doss, and Duane Chamberlain each taking the wins. While in the IRS fast car dash, IRS Point Leader Robbie Blair took the win with Jesse Lay taking the B-main. Following a great fireworks show courtesy of Phantom Fireworks it was feature time and there was great racing action with IRS regulars Dave Hess Jr leading the way and Tim Dohm, Robbie Blair and MRP regulars John Whitney and Bill Williams all battling hard for the 2nd thru 5th positions. After numerous midrace cautions it looked as though Hess was in control but Robbie Blair got by on lap 30 and went on to take the 50 lap feature event and the $5000 paycheck. Hess held on to 2nd followed by John Whitney, Tim Dohm, and Bill Williams.

In the Cheapbowlingballs.com Modified event it was newcomer Donnie Adams of London, KY taking home the top prize. Adams started the night by winning his heat race and continued the night by leading all 20 laps in taking home the 22 car A-main event. Shaun Scott managed to come home in 2nd place with Ray Branscum coming home 3rd. Jeremie Bretz made his initial visit to MRP successful as he was able to make a late run to place 4th after restarting from the tail of the field for contact with 5th place finisher Jim Hilligas earlier in the event. Scott and Hilligas each won each races.

In the Phantom Fireworks Pure Stock division it was another newcomer taking the win. Dana Moore of Crittenden, Ky made a rare visit to MRP a successful one as he won not only his heat race but the 16 car feature event as well. It didn’t look like it was going to be so easy as heat race winner Ed Reynolds had his machine up front but Dan Moore was able to power by and take the win. Ed Reynolds held on for 2nd followed by Derrick Davis, Tim Carpenter, and Kevin Hess rounding out the top 5 positions.

In the MRP Chevette class it was much more of the same but some different
circumstances as Georgetown, Ohio’s Miles Tarvin continued his dominance in the
class winning his 7 feature in a row. It was far from easy as Blake Naylor jumped into a borrowed ride and gave Tarvin a run for his money. Naylor won his heat and earned and outside pole starting position in the feature. At the drop of the green Naylor would get the jump on Tarvin but Miles was able to get back by Naylor on lap 2. With Naylor in hot pursuit Chris Vance took a wild ride as he barrel rolled his #99 machine in turn two. Vance was reportedly uninjuried. Shortly after the restart another caution flew for debris and Naylor in the #27 machine had the right front suspension break. Tarvin went on uncontested from there to win in his Rent-n-Roll, Cenpeco, Positive Therapy Services LLC, Midnight Run Trucking sponsored machine. Kevin Riggs came home 2nd followed by Jeff Watson, Rusty Yarger, and Don Ellis.

The staff of Moler Raceway Park would like to welcome cheapbowingballs.com to the MRP family. Cheapbowingballs.com is now the UMP Modified sponsor for the remaining part of 2008 and all of 2009.

Moler Raceway Park will be back in action July 11th, for DARE Night. On the card for the evening will be the Sunesis Construction Late Models, Cheapbowlingball.com UMP Modifieds, Phantom Fireworks Pure Stocks, MRP Chevetes and 600 cc Wing Mini-Sprints as well as foot races on the front stretch for kids 13 and under. The event will be a double points night for track divisions.

Moler Raceway Park is proud to be a partner with the Contingency Connection program. Moler Raceway Park is one of many oval tracks in America to be a member of this program. The Contingency Connection allows racers who sign-up for the program to be eligible for more than $150,000 in posted awards and product discounts from various product sponsors that are partnered with the Contingency Connection program.

For more information on Moler Raceway Park log onto www.molerracewaypark.com

Josh Mcguire wins Freedom Fighters 40 at Moler

June 25th, 2008

Before the racing began all in attendance took part in a ceremony to honor our Armed Forces complete with the Marine Corps Color Guard, performing of Taps, and visits by representatives of the Yellow Ribbon Support Center and the Zack Gullet families. Matt Maupin of Clermont County and Zack Gullet of Highland County are two local young men who lost their lives while serving our country. There was also a visit and inspiring words from US Congresswoman Jean Schmidt who also threw the green flag in the feature event..

In the Sunesis Construction Late Model division, Heat races were won by Josh
McGuire, Barry Doss, Cody Mahoney, and Mike Jewell. Those four cars made up the fast car dash with Barry Doss taking the win and setting himself up as the favorite to win the Matt Maupin Freedom Fighters 40 race. From the start it was Josh McGuire jumping out front and leading the entire 40 laps and taking home the $2000 payday in his CJ Rayburn chassis machine. While McGuire led every lap it was by no means a runaway as Barry Doss was close behind in 2nd followed by Billy Williams, Josh Williams, and John Whitney. After a lap 1 caution the race ran the final 39 laps uninterrupted with great racing action throughout the field and most starting cars finishing the event.

In the Zack Gullet Memorial 20 Event for UMP Modifieds it looked like West
Portsmouth’s Doug Adkins was going to get the monkey off his back and take home his second feature win of the season but to no avail as Dave McWilliams got underneath and passed the Buzzard a lap and a half from the finish. McWilliams had battled the entire race with Walton, Kentucky’s Ray Branscum before finally taking over the 2nd position before being able to get by Adkins for the win. Following McWilliams and Adkins was Branscum in third position followed by Shaun Scott and Jim Hilligas Jr. finishing fifth. In heat race action, Ray Branscum and Doug Adkins won the first two heats while Weasel Rhodes came across the line first in the 3rd heat but failed to report to the scales turning the win over to McWilliams. Spencer Watson won the B-Main event.

In the Chevette class it was Miles Tarvin going for his 4th win in a row. With Kevin Riggs on the pole and Tarvin on the outside it looked like Tarvin had a good shot a pulling off the win. Not only did Riggs get a good start and take the lead but Tarvin fell way back in the field (to 6th place at one point ) before working his way back up front. By the time Tarvin reached the front of the field Brandon Elam was leading the pack. Despite numerous attempts and a lap 11 restart Elam looked like he was going to hold off Tarvin but the two guys battled side-by-side the final lap with Tarvin inching ahead at the line to take the win. Elam came home second followed by Riggs, Doug Yust, and Chris Vance (who started in 14th position).

In the Phantom Fireworks Pure Stock division MRP finally got a repeat winner as
Derrick Davis led flag-flag to take the win. Ed Reynolds came home second followed by Kevin Hess, Tim Carpenter, and Mike Keller. Davis in his Mugavin Auto Body Sponsored machine was also the winner in the heat race event.

Moler Raceway Park will be back in action June 27th with Scout Night. All scouts in uniform will be admitted free of charge. On the card will be the Sunesis Construction Late Models, UMP Modifieds, Phantom Fireworks Pure Stocks, Chevettes and 600cc Wing Mini-Sprints, plus a bike race for kids 13 and under.

Don’t forget to make plans to attend Moler Raceway Park, July 5th for the running of the 2nd annual Phantom Fireworks Big Bang 50 featuring the IRS Late Models, UMP Modifieds, Phantom Fireworks Pure Stocks and Chevettes plus one of the biggest fireworks show in Southern, Ohio.

Moler Raceway Park is proud to be a partner with the Contingency Connection program. Moler Raceway Park is one of many oval tracks in America to be a member of this program. The Contingency Connection allows racers who sign-up for the program to be eligible for more than $150,000 in posted awards and product discounts from various product sponsors that are partnered with the Contingency Connection program.

For more information on Moler Raceway Park log onto www.molerracewaypark.com

Doss,McIntosh and Green Take Moler Checkers

June 12th, 2008

Following Doss was fifth place starter John Whitney Jr. followed by Mike Amell and Mike Myers of Fayetteville with a strong fourth place finish (after starting 8th).

In the Phantom Fireworks Pure Stock division the streak of no repeat winners
continued as they put on one of the best feature events you could expect to see with 5 guys soo close you could have put a blanket over them. With $600 on the line the pure stocks started off with Ed Reynolds leading from the start with Ed Johnson, Derek Davis, Shawn McIntosh running three wide behind him. A lap 18, incident taking out Johnson and Davis caused a restart which brought Roger Ison and Kyle McIntosh into the picture. Upon the restart there was contact that took out Ison and Shawn McIntosh and enabled another restart in which Kyle McIntosh of Versailles, Indiana snuck by Reynolds to take his first career win and the $600. Ed Reynolds came home second followed by Mike Keller, Shawn McIntosh, and Ed Johnson (who changed a tire and restarted from the tail).

In the UMP modified feature event it was evident from the start that either Brandon Green was going to win his second consecutive feature at MRP or Doug Adkins was going to get the win and get away from the bridesmaid position he’s landed in so often this season. From the start it looked like Green was going to win it as he got the jump and sped off in search of win number 2 at MRP. Following a red flag on lap nine for two separate incidents one off of turn four involving the number 15 of Ron Strack and an ensuing fire while in turn number two the #412 machine of Mike Jefferson took a nasty barrel roll through the infield with his machine ending the incident on its roof. Both drivers were OK and once the incident was cleaned up the restart allowed Doug Adkins to take his Loose Gruff chassis past Brandon Green and into the top spot. Adkins led the next ten laps but on the final lap Brandon Green was able to get to the high side entering turn one and was able to hold that position through the next lap to inch by Adkins at the line by less than 3 feet. Adkins came home second with Peebles, Ohio’s Dave Jamison coming home third followed
by Rick Jones and fifth place finisher Ray Branscum who started all the way back in 16th position. Brandon Green will be going for 3 wins in a row next week as the Battle of the Bluegrass Modified tour brings its series to the Buckeye State for their only visit of the season next Friday night June 13th.

In the 600cc Mini-Sprints it was all Todd Keen all the way as the youngster led all 15 laps enroute to his first feature event win at MRP and 2nd career win. He was followed across the line by a hard charging Beau Stewart who passed three cars in the last couple of laps to take second with Daryl Mangus and Herschel Wills coming home third and fourth.

In the Chevette class it was once again a battle between Brandon Elam and 2007 Track Champion Miles Tarvin as those two ran bumper to bumper the whole race with Tarvin out front and Elam on his bumper. A lap 13 caution set the stage for a two lap shootout and Elam got a good jump to the outside of Tarvin but a caution foiled the attempt and caused yet another restart. It looked like Elam was going to get another good jump on the next restart but an apparent flat tire spoiled his chances. With Elam pitside, Tarvin and his Patriot Signs, Richey Automotive, Midnight Run Trucking sponsored Chevette would roll on to yet another feature win. Following Tarvin across the stripe was Kevin Riggs, Chris Vance, Chris Eick Jr, and Don Ellis.

Moler Raceway Park will be back in action June 13th for a tribute to Dad’s. The
nights events include, the first ever visit from the Battle Of The Bluegrass
Modifieds paying $1500 to win, Sunesis Construction Late Models, UMP Modifieds,
Phantom Fireworks Pure Stocks, and chevettes. For more information on any of the events at Moler Raceway Park log onto www.molerracewaypark.com.

Moler Raceway Park is proud to be a partner with the Contingency Connection program. Moler Raceway Park is one of many oval tracks in America to be a member of this program. The Contingency Connection allows racers who sign-up for the program to be eligible for more than $150,000 in posted awards and product discounts from various product sponsors that are partnered with the Contingency Connection program.

Smith,Whitney and Green take Moler Checkers

June 3rd, 2008

In heat race action Australia’s Matthew Reid made his inaugural visit to America a memorable won as he won his first event while visiting the US, besting out Danny Smith. In heat race number two it was Dean Jacobs taking the win over Spud Gustin. In the dash action Matthew Reid picked up a second win of the night and guaranteed himself the pole position in the feature event. At the start of the feature it looked like Reid was going to win his first A main here in the US but a caution on lap 8 set-up a restart and Danville, Indiana’s Danny Smith was not going to be denied as he sped around Reid and set sail in his trademark white number 4 machine. After 30 laps it was Smith taking home the $2,000 with Dean Jacobs second followed by Reid, Cole Duncan and in only his 2nd start on dirt Cale Conley placed fifth.

In the Sunesis Construction Late Model division last years track champion Lil
John Whitney Jr. made his first visit to victory lane of the season as he
bested the late model field in his Amaze-A-Stitch Embroidery, Barker Fab and
Machine sponsored car. . Whitney took the win in his heat race and led the “A”
main from start to finish. Second place went to Mike Amell after a furious
battle with the “Hoss” Barry Doss. Clint Jamison, and Mike Myers rounded out
the top five.

In the Modified division Brandon Green made his first visit to MRP of 2008
season a memorable one as he bested the field of modifieds to take home the
big money. Doug Adkins took home 2nd place with Carter Jones, Shane Mugavin
and Ray Branscum rounding out the top five spots. Green and Rick Jones were
victorious in heat race action.

In the Phantom Fireworks Pure Stock division it was another 3-way battle this
week but this time Scott Hess, Tim Carpenter, and Derrick Davis were the ones
battling for supremacy. While Hess led most of the way Carpenter finally got
around Hess only to have the caution come out and Hess returned to the top
spot. Hess held on for the win while Carpenter, Davis, Mike Keller and last
week’s winner Ed Reynolds rounded out the top five.

In what looked like it might be a shootout from the OK Corral Branden Elam and
Miles Tarvin made up the front row of the 15 lap Chevette feature event. Elam
led the 1st lap but Tarvin led the rest as he went on to continue his
dominance in the Chevette class at MRP. Eric Weaver ran third followed by
Rusty Yarger and Chris Vance rounding out the top five.

Moler Raceway Park will be back in action June 6th featuring the Phantom
Fireworks Pure Stocks paying $600 to win, Sunesis Construction Late Models,
UMP Modifieds,chevettes and 600cc Wing Mini-Sprints.

Moler Raceway Park is proud to be a partner with the Contingency Connection
program. Moler Raceway Park is one of many oval tracks in America to be a
member of this program. The Contingency Connection allows racers who sign-up
for the program to be eligible for more than $150,000 in posted awards and
product discounts from various product sponsors that are partnered with the
Contingency Connection program.

For more information on Moler Raceway Park log onto www.molerracewaypark.com

Modified Mania at Moler Raceway Park

May 29th, 2008

With $1,500 on the line for the UMP Modifieds the feature event started with Dash winner Joe Hunley and his Hunley Bobcat Services machine on the pole and opening night winner Brad Weick on the outside pole. At the start of the race it looked as if those two competitors would run away, but while dicing through traffic on lap 11, Hunley made contact with a lapped car and a melee ensued with the top 3 cars of Hunley, Weick, and Doug Adkins all having to visit the pits. Hunley was able to return but his chances to win Modified Mania were over. After the incident the lead was turned over to top qualifier Tony Dehart from Franklin Furnace Ohio. Making his first visit to Moler a memorable one, Dehart led the remainder of the event. Michael Poe also made his first visit to MRP a memorable one as the Brooksville, KY native came home in 2nd place followed
by Ray Branscum who had a nice battle with eventual 4th place finisher Mark
Frazier from Chillicothe, Oh.

In the Sunesis Construction Late Model Division ,Jackie Boggs looked as though it might be his night as he started deep in the field in his heat race but was the runaway winner and earned the top starting position in the feature event. Unfortunately for Boggs someone forgot to tell the Sniper , Wayne Chinn. Troubles forced the Bradford Ohio driver to miss his heat race and relegated him to a 19th starting position. While that seemed to be a daunting task the Sniper made easy work of the field to go from 19th to 5th by the time the 1st caution waved on lap 6. While passing 14 cars in the first 6 laps was impressive the way Chinn disposed of the the top 5 cars was equally impressive. Passing Boggs within two laps of the restart and a furious two car battle for about 3 laps before Chinn showed that his
Erwin Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep Rayburn chassis machine was not going to be stopped on this night. Chinn led the remaining laps while nearly lapping the entire field and having the 2-5th place cars in his windshield. Boggs held onto 2nd, followed by an impressive run by Arnie Fields, Jason Jamison and Bill Williams (who also started scratch on the field).

In the Chevette class Georgetown, Ohio’s Miles Tarvin and Eric Dearing would lead the field to the green flag and the two front row cars would share the led for a few laps before Rusty Yarger came to the front took the lead. Yarger looked like he might be the man to beat before having some difficulty and turning the lead back over to Miles with only a few laps remaining. Last year’s track champion would go on to take the win followed by Yarger, Eric Dearing, Jeff Watson and the 5th place finisher Craig Naylor.

In the Phantom Fireworks Pure Stock Division Ed Reynolds and Roger Ison put on a whale of a show as they battled back and forth with the lead while the 3rd place running Tim Carpenter looked for an opening. At the end of the 15 lap affair Goshen, Ohio’s, Ed Reynolds was in victory lane with Carpenter coming home second and Ison in 3rd. Following those three were Mike Keller and Tim Slack in spots 4 and 5.

In other action the 1000cc Midwest Mini Sprint Organization made their 2nd
appearance of the season with the same result as the 1st visit. Germantown, Ohio’s Hud Horton made his way to victory lane for the 2nd time this season after starting in the 4th position. Following Horton across the line was Jeff Barnhart. The Mini-Sprint action was haulted on two occasions, for flips. No drivers were injured

Moler Raceway Park will be back in action May 30th featuring 410 wing sprints
paying $2000 to win and $200 to start plus Sunesis Construction Late Models, UMP Modifieds, Phantom Fireworks Pure Stocks and chevettes. For more information on Moler Raceway Park log onto www.molerracewaypark.com.

Proffitt,Hensley Scores 1st Carrer Victory at MRP

June 20th, 2007

Cincinnati, Ohio’s Timmy Proffitt made his first visit to Moler Raceway Park memorable, as he lead flag to flag to pick up the $800 prize in the Super Stock
divisions premier event for the 2007 season.

Profitt, the 2006 seasonal points champion at the nearby Florence Speedway, started off the night by winning his heat race and drawing the outside pole for
the 30 lap event. On the drop of the green flag Indiana hot shoe Jason Hehman
jumped to the lead in his Nightcrawler chassis with Proffitt and current Moler Raceway Park points leader Jerry “Rooster’ Gibson in pursuit. Proffit would assert himself on the second lap, darting under Hehman in turn two to take
the lead. Lap four would see “The Rooster” crow past Hehman for the second position. As the lead duo closed on in lap traffic, fourth place starting Jim Focht set his sights on the leaders. Gibson turned up the pressure on Proffitt, getting along side the leader several times as the pair sliced through lapped cars.

Lap eight would see Foct attempt to go three wide with leaders in turn four, but was unable to complete the pass. Contact between Gibson and Focht would send “The Rooster” spinning on lap ten, bringing out the second caution of the event. An unhappy Jerry Gibson was relegated to the tail, moving Focht into second place. On the restart Profitt would get a good jump opening up a several car lengths on the field. The battle for 3rd through 5th would heat up as Hehman, “Wild Turkey” David Willoughby and opening night feature winner Adam
Dixon would wage war. Behind the top five runners 19th starting Gary Rahe Jr. was on the move, working his way into the top ten enroute to a ninth place finish.

Over the final twenty laps Focht would try every groove on the track trying to get around Profitt, but would come up short, giving Proffitt his first career win at MRP and his biggest win the of 2007 season. Behind Timmy Proffit and Jim Focht at the checkers was Adam Dixon, David Willoughby and pole sitter Jason Hehman rounded out the top five.

Lil John Whitney and Rick Combs led the seventeen car field to the green flag in the twenty five lap Late Model feature. Whitney would dart to the inside of Combs taking the lead going into turn one on the first lap. The Big Show Robby Hensley would work his way past Combs on lap number two, diving to the low side in turn number three. Lap five would see the yellow flag fly as Ken Martin spun, bunching up the field. On the restart Whitney would get the jump on Hensley opening up a couple car length advantage. On lap seven Hensley would fly past Whitney and take the lead. The man on the move behind the leaders was The Sniper Wayne Chinn. The Bradford, Ohio driver started fifth and worked his way to the second position passing Whitney with ten laps to go. The final yellow flag would wave with just two laps remaining in the feature event for a piece of debris on the track.

Coming to the checkered Chinn would make one final effort going down the back stretch to no avail. For the twenty year old Walton, Kentucky driver, this was
his first career feature win; in his first ever start at Moler Raceway Park. Following Robby Hensley and Wayne Chinn to the line was current point leader Lil John Whitney, Rick Combs and Bloomington, Indiana Brad Barrow rounded out the top five.

In the Sunesis U.M.P. Modifieds Division, Steve Leonard took the green followed by Brandon Green. On lap fourteen Leonard fell out due to mechanical problems leaving Green in the top spot for the remaining laps to take his first M.R.P win, followed by Dave McWilliams, Doug Adkins, Bruce Gould III and Eric Sheperd.

Scott Hensley, scored his second win in the pure stock division followed by Derrick Davis, Travis Hornback, Dale Jackson and Rick Gibson.

Brandon Elam of Goschen, Ohio also scored his second win in the Bantam Tire Chevette Division followed by Josh Fransis, Miles Tarvin, Taylor Grooms and Jeff Watson.

Moler Raceway park will return to action this Friday night, June 22nd with a complete show for the Late Model, UMP Modified, Super Stock, Pure Stock and
Chevette divisions. Also on the card will be the “King of the Bullring” 600cc Mini Sprints. Gates open at 4:30pm with hot laps set to roll off around 7pm.