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Predicted Inclement Weather Forces Postponement To Opening Day of 2016 Season

October 5th, 2015

Fort Wayne, Indiana: Due to a less than desirable weather forecast for this weekend across Northeast Indiana, Baer Field Speedway officials with great sadness have chosen to postpone the Free Admission / Fan Appreciation Day to April 16th, 2016 which will serve as opening day for the 2016 racing campaign at the historic Summit City oval.

Meanwhile the BFS October Fall Go-Kart Series will still be taking place this Saturday, October 3rd on the inner 1/10th mile paved oval located within the infield of the main oval in front of the grandstands. Pit Gates open bright and early at 8:00a.m., with Practice starting at 9:00a.m., and Racing getting the Green Flag at 10:00a.m. For all Go-Kart racing throughout the month of October, Concessions will be Opening as Pit Passes are $12.00 while Entry in each class is $20.00. Grandstands General Admission (All Ages) is $5.00.

The BFS October Fall Go-Kart Series which will be held every Saturday throughout the month of October. For October 3rd dates will feature the morning times with Pit Gates open bright and early at 8:00a.m., with Practice starting at 9:00a.m., and Racing getting the Green Flag at 10:00a.m. As for the dates of October 10th,17th 24th & 31st, those events will feature the early afternoon times with the Pit Gates will Open at 11:00a.m., Practice starts at 12:00p.m., with each afternoons’ racing starting at 1:00p.m.

In addition to the Go-Karts, on Saturday, October 17th, Baer Field Speedway will host the Inaugural Black Smoke Rally Tractor & Truck Pull. This event is Open to any and all Trucks and Tractors as nobody will be turned away in this exciting first time event at the track. The Pit Gates will Open at 10:00a.m., Hook Time is at 1:00p.m., and will continue throughout the afternoon. Admission for everyone is $10.00 and it’ll be $25.00 Per Pull Baer Field Speedway is located at 4331 Winters Road in Fort Wayne, Indiana. For more information about the remainder of the 2015 racing season at the historic Summit City speed plant, the track website is available and located at: www.baerfieldspeedwayin.com The tracks Facebook page can also be found at: www.facebook.com/BaerFieldSpeedway and the Twitter page is available at: www.twitter.com/BaerFieldSpdwy

Appreciation Day This Saturday, October 3rd To Close Out 2015 Season At Baer Field Speedway

October 2nd, 2015

Fort Wayne, Indiana : This Saturday, October 3rd, Baer Field Speedway’s 1/2 mile and 3/8s mile ovals roar back to life one more time in 2015. It’s Fan Appreciation Day at the track and it will be FREE Admission as fans can watch a full show in the Grandstands. The Late Model Sportsman and Modifieds will move up to the big 1/2 mile for the day while Street Stocks, Mini Stocks and Compacts will stay on the 3/8s mile. In addition and at Intermission, all five classes of cars will head out onto the front stretch in order to meet and greet the race fans of the Summit City speed plant for the final time in 2015.

For Fan Appreciation Day at the Races, there will be earlier starting times for this event for the full-size cars as the Pit Gates will open at 11:00a.m., while the BFS Go-Kart Series is finishing up. Then Practice starts at 12:00p.m., as all five divisions will get one practice session apiece. The Grandstands open at 1:00p.m., as Qualifying is set at 2:00p.m., and Racing gets the Green Flag at 4:00p.m. Pit Passes will be $25.00.

To kick off the day’s festivities, it is also the first race of the BFS October Fall Go-Kart Series on the inner 1/10th mile oval located within the infield of the main ovals. Pit Gates open bright and early at 8:00a.m., with Practice starting at 9:00a.m., and Racing getting the Green Flag at 10:00a.m. For all Go-Kart racing throughout the month of October, Concessions will be Opening as Pit Passes are $12.00 while Entry in each class is $20.00. Grandstands General Admission (All Ages) is $5.00.

The BFS October Fall Go-Kart Series which will be held every Saturday throughout the month of October. For the dates of October 3rd dates will feature the morning times with Pit Gates open bright and early at 8:00a.m., with Practice starting at 9:00a.m., and Racing getting the Green Flag at 10:00a.m. As for the dates of October 10th,17th 24th & 31st, those events will feature the early afternoon times with the Pit Gates will Open at 11:00a.m., Practice starts at 12:00p.m., with each afternoons’ racing starting at 1:00p.m.

In addition to the Go-Karts, on Saturday, October 17th, Baer Field Speedway will host the Inaugural Black Smoke Rally Tractor & Truck Pull. This event is Open to any and all Trucks and Tractors as nobody will be turned away in this exciting first time event at the track. The Pit Gates will Open at 10:00a.m., Hook Time is at 1:00p.m., and will continue throughout the afternoon. Admission for everyone is $10.00 and it’ll be $25.00 Per Pull.

Baer Field Speedway is located at 4331 Winters Road in Fort Wayne, Indiana. For more information about the remainder of the 2015 racing season at the historic Summit City speed plant, the track website is available and located at: www.baerfieldspeedwayin.com The tracks Facebook page can also be found at: www.facebook.com/BaerFieldSpeedway and the Twitter page is available at: www.twitter.com/BaerFieldSpdwy

Five 2015 Track Champions Crowned On Grote Automotive Season Championship Night At Baer Field Speedway

September 16th, 2015

Fort Wayne, Indiana-It was the Grote Automotive 2015 Season Championships at the fast 3/8s (0.375) mile semi-banked paved oval of Baer Field Speedway in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The 2015 Track Champions in all five divisions within the Fort Wayne Transmission ‘Hot 5′ Weekly Racing Series were officially crowned on Saturday, September 12th in the Emma Warehouse Modifieds, AR Bodies Late Model Sportsman, Kings John Services Street Stocks, Afdent Dentistry Mini Stocks and Grote Automotive Compacts divisions.

The AR Bodies Late Models would see three drivers slug it out for the 2015 Track Championship. 2011 Track Champion, Dean Cook would carry a slim 15-point advantage over 2007 Track Champion, Chad Richardson while Terry Fisher Jr., was lurking in third place in points and, despite missing a night of racing, was just 40 markers behind Richardson., Fisher Jr., and Richardson were tied for the points lead after Fisher Jr., won his 10th AR Bodies Fast Qualifier award of the year with a 16.045. Two-Time Track Champion (2012 & 2010), Derek Hoffman and Richardson won the Heat Races. So going into the 30-Lap Feature, Fisher Jr., and Richardson were tied for the point’s lead, with Cook now trailing the two drivers by just five points setting up a thrilling showdown in the final point’s race of the year.

When all was said and done, Fisher Jr.’s #28 Coe Heating & Air Conditioning / Chevrolet would survive a race long battle with Richardson and Cook who finished first, second and third respectively, giving the 29-year-old Fort Wayne, Indiana native his ninth Feature win of the year and his first career Late Model Sportsman Track Championship by just five markers over Richardson who edged Cook by only 10 points. This is Fisher Jr.’s second overall title having scored the 2001 Street Stock crown. C. Richardson was second in the race and the final point’s tallies while Cook was third in both as well. Billy Hutson, a former 2003 Track Champion in the tracks old Pro Stock division was fourth as 1990 titlist, K.C. Spillers completed the top five.

In the Emma Warehouse Modifieds, 50-year-old Scott Coe had already clinched the 2015 Championship to give the Fort Wayne, Indiana veteran his third title in a row. In the 30-Lap Feature, 2013 Track Champion & 2004 Late Model Sportsman titlist, Johnny Gatton Jr., would go to victory lane in his #99 J.C. Automotive-NAPA open-wheeled Modified. The 41-year-old driver scored his second Feature win of the season and climbed up to fourth in the final point’s standings. 2012 Track Champion & 2010 Late Model Sportsman crown winner Steve Minich Jr., finished second as Coe’s #28 Coe Heating & Air Conditioning ride rounded out the podium finishers to begin the celebration of his third straight title. Bud Adams came home in fourth while James Krueger completed the top five. 16-year-old Johnathon Gatton won his first Emma Warehouse Fast Qualifier award of the year with a 16.004 as Travis Stepp and Adams won the Heat Races.

With the August 29th rainout, 15-year-old Austin Coe, Scott’s son, had locked up the 2015 Kings John Services Street Stock Track Championship. The Fort Wayne, Indiana teenager is the youngest driver in track history to win a title. He then went out in his #28 Coe Heating & Air Conditioning / Chevrolet and stamped an exclamation point on his career season by winning his fourth Feature of the year and giving the Coe Racing Team three track championships in 2015 with his Father, Scott Coe and Late Model Sportsman teammate, Terry Fisher Jr. In the 25-Lap Feature, Justin Peake finished second as Casey Nash, Tyler Clark and 2013 Track Champion, Ryan McIntyre were the final top five. Coe would also grab his 10th Kings John Service Fast Qualifier award of the year with a 17.605 while John Shuler and Peake won the Heats.

As for the Afdent Dentistry Mini Stocks, Brad McBride needs to only finish 14th in the main on Championship night no matter what second place driver, Zac Sipe did and the Decatur, Indiana driver will score his first career Track Championship. With a slim field on hand, the 61-year-old McBride clinched his first career Track Title. In the 20-lap main, Sipe didn’t leave the grounds empty handed as the Waynedale, Indiana driver in his #42 Two V’s Racing / Ford walked away with his fourth Feature win of the 2015 racing season. The 32-year-old beat out McBride who finished second in the race, but that didn’t stop him from celebrating his first career title. 2012 Track Champion, Kevin Dibble was third while Tim Howard and James Keller were the top five. Sipe started the day by winning his first Afdent Dentistry Fast Qualifier award with an 18.187 as McBride won the lone Heat Race.

Finally in the Grote Automotive Compacts, 36-year-old Chip Heintzelman has already sewn up the 2015 title for the Fort Wayne, Indiana drivers’ first career title. So the Feature was all for pride and money as the Front WheelDrive machines ran an extended distance 40 Lap main paying $500 to Win. This race also served as both the makeup race from June 27th and Season Championships. Heintzelman’s #54 Chips Auto Repair / Honda was gunning for the Feature win, but it would be Ryan Spillers in his #38 Spillers Towing / Honda scoring his fourth Feature triumph of the year. The 32-year-old driver from Fort Wayne, Indiana beat out Brian Janes, the 2014 Street Stock Track Champion who was pulling double-duty in the Compacts as well. Heintzelman finished third as Jake Hinton and R.J. Weick were the top five. In Grote Automotive Qualifying, Spiller won his third award of the year by turning an 18.444 while Dilon Comer won the Heat.

Saturday, September 19th, Baer Field Speedway will host the one and only Night of Destruction of the 2015 racing season in Fort Wayne, Indiana. A slew of events are planned including a Monster Truck Exhibition by the famed Reptoid Monster Truck. In addition, there will be Boat Ball, Skip Plate Races, Trailer Races, Flagpole Races, a Demolition Derby and much more. The Pit Gates will open at 4:30p.m., as the Grandstands will open at 6:00p.m. Destruction gets underway at 7:00p.m. Ticket Prices are: Grandstands $18.00, Kids (10and Under) – FREE. In addition, Pit Passes – $25.00.

After the Night of Destruction on Saturday, September 26th, the BFS Go-Karts Series returns once again with Pit Gates opening at 11:00a.m., Practice at 12:00p.m., and Racing at 1:00p.m. Then on Saturday, October 3rd, the Go-Karts are back to kick off the BFS October Fall Go-Kart Series. They will revert to the original times from the summer months for this show only. Pit Gates open at 8:00a.m., Practice at 9:00a.m., and Racing at 10:00a.m.

Then after the Go-Karts are done on October 3rd, the oval tracks come back to life for one more show in 2015 on Fan Appreciation Day at the track. It will be FREE Admission as fans can watch a full show in the Grandstands. Pit Passes will be $25.00. The Late Model Sportsman and Modifieds will move up to the big 1/2 mile for the day while Street Stocks and Four Cylinders (Front Wheel Drive & Rear Wheel Drive together as one class) will stay on the 3/8s mile.

There will be earlier starting times for this event for the full-size cars as the Pit Gates will open at 11:00a.m., while the BFS Go-Kart Series is finishing up. Then Practice starts at 12:00p.m., as all five divisions will get one 2-12 minute session apiece. Qualifying is at 2:00p.m., and Racing gets the Green Flag at 4:00p.m.

In addition Baer Field Speedway will host the BFS October Fall Go-Kart Series which will be held every Saturday throughout the month of October. For the dates of October 10th, 17th, 24th & 31st the Pit Gates Open at 11:00a.m., Practice starts at 12:00p.m., with each afternoons’ racing starting at 1:00p.m. For all Go-Karts races through the remainder of the year, Concessions will be Open as Pit Passes are $12.00 while Entry in each class is $20.00. Grandstands General Admission (All Ages) is $5.00.

Baer Field Speedway is located at 4331 Winters Road in Fort Wayne, Indiana. For more information about the remainder of the 2015 racing season at the historic Summit City speed plant, the track website is available and located at: www.baerfieldspeedwayin.com The tracks Facebook page can also be found at: www.facebook.com/BaerFieldSpeedway and the Twitter page is available at: www.twitter.com/BaerFieldSpdwy

Wins Lead After Leading All 50 Laps Of Dean Best Memorial At Baer Field Speedway

August 3rd, 2015

Fort Wayne, Indiana: The Broaster Chicken ICAR Top Speed Modified Tour resumed the first ever Northern VS Southern
Division head to head match-up that was rained out on July 18th. The Genuine Broaster Chicken / Dean Best Memorial 50 Presented by Jason Dietsch Collision, Customs & Sales was on Saturday, August 1st as the fast 1/2 (0.500) mile semi-banked paved oval of Baer Field Speedway in Fort Wayne, Indiana hosted the premier open-wheeled Modified tour in the country and conclude the events of July 18th that were rained out.

After the two week delay in the main event and when all was said and done, it would be Brian Nester, the all-time career leader in victories adding another accolade to his storied ICAR Top Speed Modified Tour career. The Hamilton, Indiana driver in his #11 Burkett-Nester Racecars / Extreme Blower Spreader open-wheeled modified started on the pole and made no mistake the entire 50-lap main to bring home his ICAR all-time leading 26th career victory and extended his points lead in the ICAR Southern Division in the process. For the 40-year-old, it was also his third overall win of 2015.

“We need to win races like these especially if we get lucky enough to pull the #1 pill,” Smiled the Hoosier State veteran who, despite leading most statistical categories in ICAR Top Speed Modified Tour history, has never won an ICAR Championship in his career. “This crew I have really bust their tails for me here at the track on race days and back home in the shop during the week. It’s showing on the track this year. We’ve been fast wherever we go. We’ll head to Michigan next weekend and see if we can go up there and beat those guys in their backyards.” He added.

It would be Nester and 2012 Track Champion as well as 2010 BFS Late Model Sportsman Track Champion, Steve Minich Jr., led the stellar 24-car field to Chief Starter, Weo Schweyer’s green flag for the 50-lap main. From the drop of the green cloth, Nester would take off and try to get away from the rest of the field. Several cautions slowed things down within the first 16 laps. After the final restart working on lap 17, the field would settle down with Nester still showing the way around the Summit City speed plant.

Two-Time Defending Modified Track Champion at the Fort Wayne, Indiana oval, Scott Coe, the 2008 ICAR Top Speed Modified Tour Champion, emerged as the runner-up in the rundown and would try in vain to make a charge at Nester who continued to pace the field. Coe was never able to get close enough to battle with Nester who would gradually pull away from the pack and keep a safe amount of lapped traffic between himself and the rest of the leaders en route to his second victory of the season at his home track and extend his points lead in the ICAR Southern Division in the process.

Coe, in his second ICAR Top Speed Modified Tour appearance of the season came home in second in his #28 Coe Heating & Air Conditioning entry. The 50-year-old driver has been running weekly at his home track and is the point’s leader in the tracks weekly Emma Warehouse Modified division with three Feature wins. Bud Adams completed the podium finishers with a third place effort in his #47 Rebbco Abrasives ride. The Fort Wayne, Indiana driver, who two weeks ago, scored his second Economy Auto Parts Fast Qualifier award of the season, also moved back into second place in the ICAR South points. The 41-year-old driver is now only 30 markers back of Nester in the ICAR South title chase.

Veteran Brad Springer brought home a season high fourth place finish in his #61 Springer Motorsports machine. The 40-year-old long-time ICAR regular from Hudson, Indiana is second all-time in career starts within the tour, made his 115th career start in this event. In only his second career ICAR Top Speed Modified Tour start, 16-year-old Johnathon Gatton registered a career high fifth place finish in his #89 J.C. Automotive-NAPA ride. The Fort Wayne, Indiana teenager, who recently won his first career Feature in a Modified at Baer Field back on July 25th, qualified an impressive seventh quick out of the 30-car field back on this events original date of July 18th.

Nick Clemens was the highest finishing driver representing the ICAR Top Speed Modified Tour Northern Division with a sixth place finish while Brent Martin, who was subbing for original qualifier, Josh Nester in the starting line-up, was seventh. ICAR North Overall and Rookie of the Year Points Leader, Jason Parish scored his seventh straight M.P.H. Promotions Rookie of the Race award with an eighth ahead of fellow freshman, Bobby Heyink and Matt Dimit who completed the top 10. Trei Deubel, who originally withdrew from the event on July 18th, reentered the race, started 27th and scored the Allstar Performance Hard-Charger award with an 11th place finish. Outside pole-sitter, Minich Jr., got the Genuine Broaster Chicken Hard-Luck award after dropping out just 12 laps into the main.

Earlier in the day in the special nine-car nine-lap Australian Pursuit which kicked off the night in honor of the late Dean Best, Greg Fullarton went to victory lane over 2013 Tour Champion, Tim Burkett while Coe and Adams were the only other cars left on the track. Back on July 18th in Economy Auto Parts Qualifying, Adams won his second Fast Qualifier award of the season over a stout 30-car field with an 18.505 around the 1/2 (0.500) mile semi-banked paved oval. His lap measured out to 97.271mph. The ICAR Track Record remains with Adams who, back on September 18th, 1999, almost 16 years ago, turned in a 17.790. In the 12-Lap Last Chance Race, Mark Bott led all 12 laps to score the victory.

The Broaster Chicken ICAR Top Speed Modified Tour contingent will head north for the next two combination races between the North and South and they come on back to back nights. On Friday, August 7th, ICAR will make their first ever appearance at the fast 4/10s (0.400) mile progressively banked paved oval of Dixie Motor Speedway (MI), located north of Flint and south of Saginaw in Birch Run, Michigan as part of the tracks Big One XIII. The Mods will race in the Genuine Broaster Chicken 75 Presented Draper Toyota. There will also be a Fuel Stop for this event as well on Lap 38.

The following evening will be the highest paying race of the 2015 racing season for the ICAR Top Speed Modified Tour. The 2nd Annual Genuine Broaster Chicken / Hot Shoe 100 is on Saturday, August 8th at the fast 1/4 (0.250) mile high-banked paved oval of Whittemore Speedway (MI), located west of Tawas in Whittemore, Michigan. A $3,000 payday awaits the winner as in the inaugural race one year ago; Brian Nester went to victory lane.

The Entry Forms are available for both races and are due at the ICAR Home Offices in Angola, Indiana by Wednesday, August 5th for Dixie and Thursday, August 6th for Whittemore. For more information about the rest of the 2015 racing season within both the Northern and Southern Divisions, go to the series website located at: www.topspeedmods.com. You can also follow along all season long on the Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/TopSpeedModifieds and on Twitter as well at: www.twitter.com/ICARModifieds.

In addition, for more information about the host facilities for the next two overall races, both of which are North VS South combination events, go to each track website. For Dixie Motor Speedway, you can click on: www.dixiemotorspeedway.com and finally for Whittemore Speedway, the event website is located at: www.hotshoe100.com.

Tommy Cook Scores Emotional Victory In Al Cook Jr. Memorial 88 At Baer Field Speedway

July 30th, 2015

Fort Wayne, Indiana: The next race on the schedule for Baer Field Speedway was the biggest event of the season for the AR Bodies Late Model Sportsman. The 2nd Annual Al Cook Jr. Memorial 88 highlighted the night as they went 88 laps in memory of the late Al Cook Jr., a former two-time track champion who passed away in December 2013 after battling Stomach Cancer. It was also City Auto Mall Christmas in July Night at the Speedway with the Emma Warehouse Modifieds as well as the Kings John Services Street Stocks, Afdent Dentistry Mini Stocks and Grote Automotive Compacts all in action.

The main event of the night would be the Al Cook Jr., Memorial 88 for the AR Bodies Late Model Sportsman as 19 teams took Chief Starter, Walter Buchs green flag led by the front row of Jason Shively and Two-Time Track Champion (2012 & 2009), Derek Hoffman. It would be Hoffman edging out Shively heading into the first corner to grab the early lead while the rest of the field jockeyed for position. The first of three cautions flew on lap two when Alex Vonderau and 2006 Track Champion, Neal Richardson collided in turns one and two. Richardson was able to continue but Vonderau was done for the night.

On the ensuring restart, Tony Barcus went sailing off the top of turn two to bring out another quick caution. Then eight laps later, Russ Miller went spinning through the infield to bring out the third caution in 11 laps. On what was to be the final restart, Hoffman would try to check out on the rest of the field. However, AR Bodies Fast Qualifier, Tommy Cook, who along-with older brother, Dean Cook, the point’s leader coming into the night, were the Cook Family siblings and overwhelming crowd favorites in their late brother’s memorial race, would begin to charge towards the front.

Tommy Cook would begin reeling in Hoffman as the strong and partisan crowd on hand rose to their feet in anticipation of a battle for the lead. On 24 with the roar of the crowd echoing throughout the facility, Cook made what would be the winning pass for the lead and from there, it was all Cook in his #8 Metal X / Service Mechanical / Chevrolet as the 46-year-old Fort Wayne, Indiana native drove away to the emotional victory in his brothers memorial event. In victory lane and as he climbed from the car he received a thunderous standing ovation from the home track crowd.

Five-Time Feature Winner in 2015, Terry Fisher Jr., finished in second spot while Shawn Bonar registered the final podium finishing spot in third. Billy Hutson was fourth as 2008 Track Champion, Tony Dager rounded out the top five. Chad Richardson finished in sixth and now shares the points lead with D. Cook as Hoffman was seventh over D. Cook who was eighth. 17-year-old Blake Dager, the son of Tony Dager and making his stock car racing debut was ninth as Barcus would complete the top 10. T. Cook’s Fast Qualifier award winning time was a 16.283.

The Emma Warehouse Modifieds were up next for their 30-lap Feature and a new rising star emerged victorious at the end of the race. 16-year-old Johnathon Gatton would put it all together and in his #89 J.C. Automotive-NAPA entry hold off three veterans and former track champions in Steve Minich Jr. (2012), 2004 Late Model Sportsman titlist, Gatton’s own Father, Johnny Gatton Jr., and Two-Time Defending Track Champion, Scott Coe, who is also the current points leader, to score the first Feature win of his career for the Fort Wayne, Indiana teenager. Minich Jr., Gatton Jr.,Coe and Matt Dimit were the top five. Gatton also recorded his first career Emma Warehouse Fast Qualifier award with a 16.236 as Russ Miller and Gatton
Jr., won Heats.

As for the Kings John Service Street Stocks, Chad Richardson, who just raced in the 88-lap Late Model Sportsman main not too long before, jumped back behind the wheel of Josh Perkins #46 Above The Rest LLC / Chevrolet.

The 34-year-old Fort Wayne, Indiana native then held off a hard-charging Defending Track Champion, Brian Janes at the line by just mere inches to record his second Feature win of the season. Janes came so close but settled for second as current Points Leader, 15-year-old Austin Coe had the best seat in the house for the battle for the win as he finished third. 2013 Track Champion, Ryan McIntyre was fourth as Bobby Comer completed the top five. Coe won his sixth Kings John Services Fast Qualifier award of the season with a 17.740 while Doug Chilcutt and Richardson won Heat Races.

In the 20-lap Afdent Dentistry Mini Stocks division, 2013 Track Champion, Keith Barker Jr., went to victory lane in his #7 Spillers Towing / Honda. The 25-year-old driver held off current Points Leader, Brad McBride as Defending Track Champion, Kevin Howard, Zac Sipe and Ryan Spillers crossed the line as the top five. McBride won his sixth Afdent Dentistry Fast Qualifier award of the year with an 18.142 as Korbin Marbaugh won the Heat Race.

Finally in the Grote Automotive Compacts 15-lap main event, current point’s leader, Chip Heintzelman went to victory lane for the third time this season in his #54 Chip’s Auto Repair / Honda to extend that points lead in the process. The Fort Wayne, Indiana driver won over James Keller as R.J. Weick, Ron Comer Jr., and Dilon Comer were the top five. Curtis Thieme won the Grote Automotive Fast Qualifier award with a 19.580 as Keller won the Heat.

Up next on Saturday, August 1st, the Broaster Chicken ICAR Top Speed Modified Northern and Southern Divisions head to head collision that was rained out on July 18th, will conclude on Saturday, August 1st as the fast 1/2 (0.500) mile semi-banked paved oval will see action once again and will host the conclusion of the Genuine Broaster Chicken / Dean Best Memorial 50 Presented by Jason Dietsch Collision, Customs & Sales.

Back on July 18th and after Economy Auto Parts Qualifying was complete as well as the 12-lap Last Chance Race, Mother Nature paid a visit to the historic Fort Wayne, Indiana speed plant forcing ICAR and Track Officials to postpone the main event to Saturday, August 1st.

The 24-car field has been set and should any of the set 24-car starting field not be able to make the trip back, alternates from those teams who were there only, five total, have been established starting with the Last Chance Race results and those participants who didn’t transfer into the show. All-Time Career Leader in wins in ICAR history, Brian Nester as well as Fort Wayne veteran, Steve Minich Jr., will lead the stellar 24-car field to the green flag on August 1st.

On Saturday, August 1st, the 24-car starting field will get two Practice Sessions and then nine drivers from the starting grid have been selected to race in a special Dean Best Memorial Australian Pursuit to kick off the night before the 50-lap main later in the evening. Back on July 18th in Economy Auto Parts Qualifying, Bud Adams won his second Fast Qualifier award of the year over a stout 29-car field with an 18.505 around the fast 1/2 mile. His lap measured out to 97.271mph.

In the 12-Lap Last Chance Race, Mark Bott led all 12 laps to secure his place in the main. Don Skaggs finished second ahead of ICAR North Points Leader, Jason Parish as Damon Breedlove, the all-time career leader in starts in ICAR history, completed the top five. James Krueger, Dave Nester and 15-year-old rookie, Dustin Jackson would also transfer into the show. In addition to the ICAR contingent, the tracks AR Bodies Late Model Sportsman, Kings John Services Street Stocks, Afdent Dentistry Mini Stocks and Grote Automotive Compacts will also be in action along with the possibility of one more division to be added.

For Saturday, August 1st at Baer Field, the Pit Gates will open at 1:00p.m. Practice starts at 3:00p.m., as the Grandstands will open at 4:00p.m. Qualifying begins at 5:00p.m., as the Racing action gets the Green Flag at 7:00p.m. Ticket Prices are: Grandstands (16 and Over) – $15.00, Kids (10-15) $10.00, Children (9 and Under) – FREE. In addition, Pit Passes – $28.00.

Baer Field Speedway is located at 4331 Winters Road in Fort Wayne, Indiana. For more information about the rest of the 2015 racing season at the historic Summit City speed plant, the track website is available and located at: www.baerfieldspeedwayin.com The tracks Facebook page can also be found at: www.facebook.com/BaerFieldSpeedway and the Twitter page is available to view at: www.twitter.com/BaerFieldSpdwy

ICAR’s home track, Baer Field Speedway to host first Northern VS Southern Division combined event

July 19th, 2015

Angola, Indiana: The first combination race pitting the Broaster Chicken ICAR Top Speed Modified Northern and Southern Divisions head to head is the next race on the 2015 schedule. After a three week break in the action, the premier open-wheeled Modified tour in the country is back to racing at the fast 1/2 (0.500) mile semi-banked paved oval of Baer Field Speedway in Fort Wayne, Indiana for the Genuine Broaster Chicken / Dean Best Memorial 50 Presented by Jason Dietsch Collision, Customs & Sales on Saturday, July 18th. In addition, Best Insurance and TrailerTiresAndWheels.com have also come on board in support of this event.

The best of the best of the Northern and Southern Divisions will go head to head for the first of three combination races to be held during the season. In addition this is also the second of three total races at the Fort Wayne, Indiana speed plant and first of two to be held in a three-week time span. In the first appearance for the ICAR Top Speed Modified Tour back on May 23rd for the Southern Division, Brian Nester scored the win ahead of Bud Adams while Scott Coe, Tim Burkett and Jason Parish were the top five. The ICAR Track Record in Fort Wayne, Indiana is held by Adams mark as back on September 18th, 1999, almost 16 years ago, he turned in a 17.790.

Going into the pivotal 50-lap main that counts for both Northern and Southern division points, Jason Parish, the latest winner in the North at Auto City Speedway (MI) back on June 20th, leads both the overall and rookie points chases in the Northern Division. The Eaton Rapids, Michigan driver has three wins so far in 2015 and leads Nick Clemens by 30 markers heading into the Hoosier State. 17-year-old Canadian, Tristan Van Wieringen is third in the title chase with another freshman, Donny Matteson Jr., and veteran Dan Loughan completed the top five in the Drivers Points Standings.

In the Southern Division, the all-time career wins leader in tour history, Brian Nester, the only driver to win in both divisions so far in 2015, and has 25 career victories, leads the way by 10 markers over current rookie points leader, Trei Deubel in the title chase. Bud Adams is in third while 2014 ARCA Truck Series Champion, Danny Jackson sits solidly in fourth spot in the standings. 2013 Tour Champion, Tim Burkett, the latest winner in the ICAR Top Speed Modified Tour at Toledo Speedway on June 26th, completes the top five in the Drivers Points Standings.

The Entry Form is due as soon as possible at the ICAR Home Offices in Angola, Indiana. The Baer Field race also begins a hectic five races in four weeks stretch for the ICAR Top Speed Modified Tour as the next race on the schedule will be on Sunday, July 26th. The Northern Division will head north to the 1/4 (0.250) mile semi-banked paved oval of Spartan Speedway, located south of Lansing in Mason, Michigan for the Genuine Broaster Chicken / Brian Heeney Memorial 100 Presented by Performance Automotive Northwest.

In the only other appearance by the ICAR Top Speed Modified Tour at the immaculate Great Lakes State facility one year ago, Jordan Pruitt, now a rookie of the year title contender in the ARCA/CRA Super Series took the win ahead of Travis Eddy, Brian Nester, Dan Loughan and Jim Butler who were the top five. This is the tracks signature event for Modifieds and for the first time, it will be an ICAR sanctioned race.

Then the following weekend on Saturday, August 1st, the Southern Division returns to action with the third and final appearance of the season at ICAR’s home track of Baer Field Speedway. That evening will be the Genuine Broaster Chicken 50 Presented by Sharper Image Fence as they are a part of the tracks Night of Destruction festivities and will run their complete show before the carnage begins.

Then the next two events will be combination races between the Northern and Southern Divisions in the state of Michigan on back to back nights starting on Friday, August 7th. The ICAR Top Speed Modified Tour will make their first ever appearance to the fast 4/10s (0.400) mile progressively banked paved oval of Dixie Motor Speedway (MI), located north of Flint and south of Lansing in Birch Run, Michigan as part of the tracks Big One XIII. The Modifieds will race in the extended distance Genuine Broaster Chicken 75.

The following evening will be the highest paying race of the 2015 racing season for the ICAR Top Speed Modified Tour. The 2nd Annual Genuine Broaster Chicken / Hot Shoe 100 is on Saturday, August 8th at the fast 1/4 (0.250) mile high-banked paved oval of Whittemore Speedway (MI), located west of Tawas in Whittemore, Michigan. A $3,000 payday awaits the winner as in the inaugural race one year ago; Brian Nester went to victory lane.

The Entry Forms for the next five events; Baer Field-July18th, Spartan-July 26th, Baer Field-August 1st, Dixie-August 7th and Whittemore-August 8th are all available. For more information about the remainder of the 2015 racing season within both the Northern and Southern Divisions of the Broaster Chicken ICAR Top Speed Modified Tour, go to the series website located at: www.topspeedmods.com. You can also follow along all season long on the Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/TopSpeedModifieds and on Twitter as well at: www.twitter.com/ICARModifieds.

For more information about the host facilities for the next five overall races, go to each track website. For Baer Field Speedway, log on at: www.baerfieldspeedwayin.com. For Spartan Speedway, go to: www.spartanspeedway.com. For Dixie Motor Speedway, you can click on: www.dixiemotorspeedway.com and finally for Whittemore Speedway, the event website is at: www.hotshoe100.com.

Veteran Jack Landis Grabs $3,000 Payday In Outlaw Super Late Models Return To Baer Field Speedway

July 18th, 2015

Fort Wayne, Indiana–One of the most highly anticipated shows of the 2015 racing season at Baer Field Speedway was on a special Wednesday night, July 15th. The one and only appearance of the 2015 racing season by the Outlaw bodied Super Late Models in the running of the Panacea Powder & Ceramic Coatings Hoosier 100 highlighted the special midweek show. The high powered wedge bodied machines took on the fast 1/2 (0.500) mile semi-banked paved that saw the outlaw cars and stars go for a $3,000 payday and $900 just to start the 100-lap main.

In a race that saw most of the biggest names and stars of the Outlaw Super Late Model racing world representing the ARCA Gold Cup Outlaw Super Late Model Series as well as the Main Event Racing Series and representation from Berlin Raceway’s Budweiser Outlaw Super Late Model Series and more, a familiar name in the Outlaw world would cross the start/finish line first in front of the overflow standing room crowd on hand. Edgerton, Ohio veteran, Jack Landis grabbed the lead away from Fort Wayne legend, Larry Zent on lap 29 and would hold off a late charge from J.R. Roahrig to win in the inaugural International Championship Auto Racing (ICAR) Outlaw Super Late Model Series event. “I know I took a little time on that victory lap, but when you’re my age, you don’t know when the next one is going to be so I needed all I could get,” The jubilant 51-year-old stated in victory lane after climbing from his #10 Bailey Trucking / S.C.S. Environmental contractors entry. “We just had a good car tonight and I could not be more proud of my team and all the help and hard work it took to get me here.” I really appreciate both (J.R. and Tyler) Roahrig’s for helping us. They are great guys and it was great banging doors with him the last few laps. Whew! I loved it.” He added.

After Fast Qualifier, Terry Senneker Jr., pulled a seven for an inversion, it would be Four-Time Flat Rock Speedway Track Champion, Eric Lee and Fort Wayne legend, Larry Zent leading the field to Chief Starter for the night, Champion Racing Association’s (CRA) Scott Menlen’s green flag. After a couple of laps of side by side racing, Zent would emerge out in front and begin to pull away from the rest of the field. The 65-year-old Hall of Fame driver would set a torrid early pace while the rest of the field would battle for position behind him.

The first of only two cautions flew on lap 28 when one of the perennial contenders in the race, Tyler Roahrig, blew a water pump going into turn three causing water to be laid down going into turn three and him spinning and in turn knocking him out of the race. Scott Hantz, the three-time ARCA/CRA Super Series Champion and 2013 ARCA Gold Cup Outlaw Super Late Model Series Champion would also spin in the water. However, the Angola, Indiana veteran would get his spot back, but the car wasn’t the same after the spin and he would later drop out.

In the ‘Madhouse style’ restarts, Landis, who was running third at the time of the caution, would move up to the front row and at the drop of the green, would ease out ahead of Zent before completing the pass on the next lap. From there, Landis’ familiar white #10 would set a frantic pace around the fast 1/2 mile as he jumped out to a half a track lead on the rest of the field while putting several cars down a lap in the process. A 64-lap green flag run allowed Landis to put plenty of real estate between himself and the second place car of J.R. Roahrig, the 2014 Glass City 200 winner at Toledo Speedway (OH).

The second and final caution flag flew with eight laps to go when Brian Nester stopped on the front stretch. This took away Landis’ big lead and put Roahrig right next to him for the final restart. When the green flag flew one more time, Landis and Roahrig leaned on each other several times, trading paint in the process to the roar and approval of the capacity crowdon hand. Finally with five laps to go, Landis would be able to dispose of the elder Roahrig and pull away to his first checkered flag in six years dating back to his last victory, which came on September 27th, 2009 at Plymouth Speedway (IN) (Now a dirt track) back in what was the Super Pro Late Model Series (Now the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour)

Roahrig settled for second in his #25 Schneider Auto Sales wedge bodied car as the 50-year-old started ninth missing the inversion. The Plymouth, Indiana veteran steadily worked his way up to second and tried in vain to chase down Landis before the final caution. Rounding out the podium finishers was the #37 Senneker Performance machine of Terry Senneker Jr., who started seventh and finished third. The 35-year-old from Wayland, Michigan completed the top three with all three competitors representing three different states.

The pole-sitter Lee would never leave the top five throughout the entire century distance event and the Macomb, Michigan driver in his #5 Action Drywall outlaw bodied car hung on for a fourth place showing. The 39-year-old had a lengthy battle with Senneker Jr., before falling to fourth spot. He held onto that position after another fight, this time with Jeff Ganus who completed the top five in one of two Bobby Blount Motorsports prepared #16 A.P. Racing Engines ride. The 34-year-old from Constantine, Michigan was in the Blount prepared machine after problems developed in his primary Brian Short owned #5 in its last event. This forced Ganus to go to another ride for this event.

Two-Time Main Event Racing Series Champion, Bud Perry finished sixth over Steve Stacy who earned the Top Speed Fabrication Hard-Charger award for his 16th to seventh place run. Veteran Brent Jack came away with an eighth place finish as Jimmy Carter, in the second #16 Bobby Blount Motorsports machine was ninth. Justin Claucherty would complete the top 10.

Earlier in the afternoon in M.P.H. Promotions/Road Trip Productions/Group 5 Graphics Qualifying, Senneker Jr., out-timed the field with a 16.908 which measures out to a fast 106.458mph around the Summit City 1/2 mile. The West Michigan standout pocketed a $200 bonus for his efforts. The Outlaw Super Late Model Track Record in Fort Wayne, Indiana remains a 16.420 which was set almost 20 years ago on May 12th, 1996 by Zent.

Also in action was the Fort Recovery, Ohio based Vore’s Compact Touring Series who made up their rainout from April 25th and they also took on the fast 1/2 mile in a 30-lap Feature which kicked off the evening’s festivities. In the series’ first appearance in Fort Wayne, Indiana since when the tour was still known as the CRA Front Wheel Drive Compact Series back in 2012, Ryan Spillers, a regular in the tracks Grote Automotive Compact division, would go to victory lane in his #38 Spillers Towing / Honda. The 32-year-old bested Derek Davis, Chris Jennings, Brian Janes and Matt Richardson who completed the top five. Jacob Bradley won the Vore’s Welding & Steel Fast Qualifier award with a 21.226 and won a Preliminary Heat Race. Andy Jennings took the other Heat Race triumph.

The Kings John Services Street Stocks was also a part of the show in a special non-points race. The lone Fort Wayne Transmission ‘Hot 5′ Weekly Racing Series division to race had the adjoining 3/8s (0.375) mile semi-banked paved oval to themselves for their 25-lap feature. When the checkered flag flew, 2007 Late Model Sportsman Track Champion, Chad Richardson, who was filling in for Josh Perkins in his #46 Above The Rest LLC / Chevrolet, scored the victory and the $800 payday thanks to Panacea Powder & Ceramic Coatings. The 34-year-old took the checkered flag ahead of Jake Hinton while current point’s leader, 15-year-old Austin Coe was third. Trenten Vogts was fourth as 2013 Track Champion, Ryan McIntyre finished off the top five. Coe won the Kings John Services Fast Qualifier award on the 3/8s mile with a 17.757 while Vogts and Richardson won the Preliminary Heat Races.

Baer Field Speedway will be right back in action on Saturday, July 18th as the Broaster Chicken ICAR Top Speed Modified Tour Northern and Southern Divisions collide in their first combination race of the season. The Genuine Broaster Chicken / Dean Best Memorial 50 Presented by Jason Dietsch Collision, Customs & Sales will highlight the night. The open-wheeled machines will be joined by the AR Bodies Late Model Sportsman who will run the Al Cook Jr. Memorial Tune-Up race to prepare for that race the following Saturday, July 25th. The Kings John Services Street Stocks will also be in action and they will also be joined by the Vore’s Compact Touring Series who will make their second appearance in three days.

For Saturday, July 18th, the Pit Gates will be opening an hour earlier than a normal Saturday at 12:00p.m. Practice starts at 3:00p.m., as the Grandstands will open at 4:00p.m. Qualifying begins at 5:00p.m., as the Racing action gets the Green Flag at 7:00p.m. Ticket Prices are: Grandstands (16 and Over) – $15.00, Kids (10-15) $10.00, Children (9 and Under) – FREE. In addition, Pit Passes – $30.00. There will also be an optional Test & Tune day scheduled for the day before on Friday, July 17th. The Pit Gates open at 4:00p.m., and rotating Practice is from 4:00-8:00p.m. Pit Passes will be $15.00 and Grandstands admission will be absolutely Free.

Baer Field Speedway is located at 4331 Winters Road in Fort Wayne, Indiana. For more information about the rest of the 2015 racing season at the historic Summit City speed plant, the track website is available and located at: www.baerfieldspeedwayin.com The tracks Facebook page can also be found at: www.facebook.com/BaerFieldSpeedway and the Twitter page is available to view at: www.twitter.com/BaerFieldSpdwy

Hoosier 100 Next For 15-Year-Old Hunter Jack against His Father, Brent Jack At Baer Field Speedway

July 17th, 2015

Auburn, Indiana-Racing primarily in his CRA Late Model Sportsman Series ride as well as in weekly competition at Angola Motorsport Speedway (IN) in the same car, 15-year-old Hunter Jack is also eyeing several starts within the Outlaw bodied Super Late Model ranks during the 2015 racing season. His second start in the high powered, wedge bodied machines is next on Wednesday, July 15th as the fast 1/2 (0.500) mile semi-banked paved oval of Baer Field Speedway, located just 40 minutes south of the Auburn, Indiana race shop in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

The Panacea Powder & Ceramic Coatings 100 / Hoosier 100 will highlight the special midweek show in the Summit City. In the teenagers only other Outlaw Super Late Model start of the year, on June 10th at Angola in the Stan Perry Memorial, Jack led the first 31 laps and would bring home an impressive seventh place finish ahead of his father, Brent Jack who finished eighth. Expectations are high for the Hoosier State teenager and he knows it. Especially after coming off of his first Feature win of the season in weekly Late Model Sportsman action at Angola on July 11th

“I just had a great win at Angola and am really looking forward to Baer Field on Wednesday,” Stated the Auburn, Indiana teenager who will make just his third overall start ever behind the wheel of an Outlaw Super Late Model and first appearance at Baer Field. “Hopefully we can get my first outlaw win. It’s a very strong field, but I think have a great car. None of this would be possible without my Mom (Denise Jack) and Dad and I think I can get it done.” He added.

His Father, Outlaw Super Late Model veteran, Brent Jack is coming off of a solid fifth place finish in his last race, the Kevin Butzin Recycling 100 Presented by Belle Tire on Friday, July 10th at Toledo Speedway (OH). The 46-year-old from Auburn, Indiana has made limited appearances during the 2015 racing season, but looks to start ramping up his schedule moving forward and is expected to make several more starts, primarily in the Outlaw Super Late Model ranks, the rest of the 2015 racing season.

So far in 2015 within the CRA Late Model Sportsman Series, Jack has accumulated at least a top 15 finish in all five events held thus far this season. The Hoosier State teenager has scored a season high of a seventh which came at Lucas Oil Raceway back on April 24th. In addition, Jack sits seventh overall in CRA Late Model Sportsman Series points and tied for second in the Rookie of the Year title chase. He’s also sitting seventh in the LOR Stock Car Series standings.

For the rest of the 2015 racing season, Jack’s blue #41 Brent Jack Racing / Chevrolet SS will carry sponsorship support and decals from Auburn Concrete and Masonry as well as Brent’s Automotive Repair, Hartman Auto Body, Krieger Racing Engines, Ben Davis Chevrolet, , Wild Willie’s Towing and M.P.H. Promotions. Hunter’s Father, Brent Jack recently competed in a Main Event Race Series event at Dixie Motor Speedway where he finished 13th after dropping out late in the event while running in the top 10.

For more information about Hunter Jack as well as the entire Brent Jack Racing operation which includes the patriarch himself and Hunter’s Father, Brent Jack, his Mother, Denise Jack, and younger brother, 12-year-old Tanner Jack who has started his full-bodied stock car career in a Mini Stock and finished a career high fifth on June 21st at Angola, please call: (260) 573-1939 or email: brentsauto@indianadata.com You can also go to Hunter Jack’s website located at: www.littleracer41.wix.com/hunter-jack-racing-4 as well as his Facebook Fan Page at: www.facebook.com and searching for “Hunter Jack Racing #41″.

Outlaw Super Late Models Return To Baer Field Speedway For Midweek Show

June 30th, 2015

Fort Wayne, Indiana: Baer Field Speedway is in the midst of preparations for one of the biggest races of the season. The Panacea Powder & Ceramic Coatings Hoosier 100 for Outlaw Bodied Super Late Models is set for Wednesday, July 15th and the Entry Form is available. The one and only appearance of the 2015 racing season by the high powered wedge bodied machines to the fast 1/2 (0.500) mile semi-banked paved oval in Fort Wayne, Indiana will see the Outlaw Supers go for a $3,000 payday and $900 just to start the 100-lap main.

The Panacea Powder & Ceramic Coatings Hoosier 100 Entry Form is available and due at the BFS Offices by Monday, July 13th. To download the Entry Form, click on the Hoosier 100 Event Information page located on the BFS website. For the direct link and the Hoosier 100 Entry Form, click on the link provided: http://www.baerfieldspeedwayin.com/event-schedule-results/event-information-wednesday-july-15th-hoosier-100-outlaw- super-late-models/

The heavy hitters are began filing there entries for this race and are led by three-time ARCA/CRA Super Series Champion, Scott Hantz who is also the 2013 ARCA Gold Cup Series Champion. The Angola, Indiana veteran has five career victories at Baer Field in template Super Late Model competition and a multitude of wins in Outlaw Super Late Model action as well. Auburn, Indiana veteran, Brent Jack, along-with his son, 15-year-old Hunter Jack, a rookie of the year title contender in the CRA Late Model Sportsman Series have both filed their entries and so has Two-Time Main Event Racing Series Champion, Bud Perry who is the first Buckeye State representative to turn in his Hoosier 100 Entry Form.

Even though this event is independently sanctioned, the Outlaw Super Late Models will be utilizing the procedures and rules from the ARCA Gold Cup Outlaw Super Late Model Series as well as the Main Event Racing Series while also incorporating Late Model Alliance rules. In addition, International Championship Auto Racing (ICAR) officials will be overseeing this event. The tires to be used for this race will be the Hoosier 3035s and 3045s. This event is a minimum four (4)-tire race. Sunoco Race Fuel will also be available at the track.

The Hoosier 100 will be 100 green flag laps as caution flag laps will not count. In Qualifying, the top 16 will be locked in with four more starters coming from the 15-lap Last Chance Race(s). There will be one Provisional reserved for the highest driver in points not locked into the show after Qualifying and the Last Chance Race(s) from the ARCA Gold Cup Series and Main Event Racing Series. Finally there will be two additional Promoters Choices added to the back of the field for 24-car starting grid.

Joining the Outlaw Super Late Models for the special midweek show will be the tracks weekly Emma Warehouse Modifieds who will also race on the 1/2 mile in a special non-points 30-lap Feature. Last but not least, the traveling stars of the Vore’s Compact Touring Series will be on hand as well to take part in their originally scheduled event from the April 25th rainout. The Fort Recovery, Ohio series will also be racing on the big 1/2 mile as they take on the cars and stars from the tracks weekly Grote Automotive Compact division.

There will be an optional Test and Tune day scheduled for the day before on Tuesday, July 14th. The Pit Gates will open at 4:00p.m., with rotating Practice going from 5:00-8:00p.m. Pit Passes will be $15.00 and Grandstands admission will be absolutely Free. For Wednesday, July 15th, the Pit Gates will be opening at 11:00a.m., a Mandatory Outlaw Super Late Model Drivers only Meeting will start at 1:30p.m. Practice begins at 2:00p.m., with Qualifying set for 4:45p.m., and Racing starting at 6:30p.m. Tickets Prices for Wednesday, July 15th are: Grandstands (16 and Over) – $20.00, Kids (10-15) $12.00, Children (9 and Under) – FREE. In addition, Pit Passes – $35.00.

Test and Tunes continue throughout the remainder of the season on Wednesday and Thursday nights with the Pit Gates opening at 4:00p.m., and Rotating Practice going from 4:00-8:00p.m. Pit Passes are $15.00 and Grandstand Admissions is Free. In addition, the BFS Drag Racing Series resumes this Friday, June 26th and continues every Friday night throughout the summer months. The Pits Gates open on Fridays at 4:00p.m., with one on one Drag Races starting at 6:00p.m. Pit Passes are $15.00 and Grandstand Admission is absolutely Free for the Drag Races.

Baer Field Speedway is located at 4331 Winters Road in Fort Wayne, Indiana. For more information about the rest of the 2015 racing season at the historic Summit City speed plant, the track website is available and located at: www.baerfieldspeedwayin.com The tracks Facebook page can also be found at: www.facebook.com/BaerFieldSpeedway and the Twitter page is available to view at: www.twitter.com/BaerFieldSpdwy.

Richardson, Coe, Sipe & Jennings Score Feature Wins On Fan Appreciation Night At Baer Field Speedway

June 11th, 2015

Fort Wayne, Indiana- The first Fan Appreciation Night of the 2015 racing season was on Saturday, June 6th at Baer Field Speedway. The AR Bodies Late Model Sportsman, Kings John Services Street Stocks, Afdent Dentistry Mini Stocks and Grote Automotive Compacts were all in action for a special reduced gate price night at the races. Also, back by popular demand, Kids Bike Races at intermission returned for a fun night of racing action for the adults and youngsters alike. A beautiful night of racing brought a stellar crowd to the Summit City oval that was hungry for racing after the rain out of May 30th.

The fast (0.375) mile semi-banked paved oval was full of action beginning with the Kings John Services Street Stocks and their 25-lap Feature. When the checkered flag flew, 15-year-old Austin Coe went to victory lane for the second time this season. The Fort Wayne, Indiana teenager in his #28 Coe Heating & Air Conditioning / Chevrolet extended his points lead in the process with the trip to Grote Automotive Victory Lane. Jake Hinton finished second as defending Track Champion, Brian Janes, Casey Nash and J.J. Schafer completed the top five. Earlier in the afternoon in Kings John Services Qualifying, Hinton set the mark over the 17-car field with a 17.612 as Schafer and Mike Kuehner Jr., won Heats.

The AR Bodies Late Models Sportsman who would headline the evening and rolled out second with their Feature. At the conclusion of 30 thrilling laps, 2007 Track Champion, Chad Richardson fought off the advances of 2011 titlist and current points leader, Dean Cook to score his first Feature win of the season in his #62 Hoosier Metal Recycling / Chevrolet. The 34-year-old driver from Fort Wayne, Indiana closed the gap on Cook in the chase for the 2015 Track Championship. Cook finished second for his sixth top five finish in six starts while Terry Fisher Jr., was third. Shawn Bonar and 2012 Track Champion, Derek Hoffman completed the top five. In AR Bodies Qualifying, C. Richardson set the mark with a 16.356 over the 14-car field as Justin King and Bonar scored the Heat Race victories.

Up next would be the Afdent Dentistry Mini Stocks who would roll out for their 20-lap Feature. When all was said and done, Zac Sipe emerged victorious in his #42 Two V’s Racing / Ford. The Waynedale, Indiana driver scored his first Feature win of the 2015 racing season as the 32-year-old visited Grote Automotive victory lane and stopped current points leader, Brad McBride’s quest at a clean sweep of the evening. McBride settled for second as Tim Howard, Chris Howard and 2012 Track Champion, Kevin Dibble were the final top five. In Afdent Dentistry Qualifying held earlier in the day, McBride turned in a 17.966 and also won the Heat race.

The Grote Automotive Compacts rolled out to complete the night as the beginners division at the Fort Wayne Indiana speed plant went 15 laps in their Feature. Vore’s Compact Touring Series regular, Chris Jennings took advantage of a weekend off and made the trip from Richmond, Indiana worthwhile in his #6 D&J Sales / Honda. The 27-year-old driver picked up the checkered flag to complete the clean sweep of the nights events. Current points leader, Chip Heintzelman finished second as Lee Gillingham, Josh Richardson and Dilon Comer were the final top five. Earlier in the day in Grote Automotive Qualifying, Jennings broke the Track Record with an impressive 18.517. The old record, which was reset just three weeks ago, was an 18.576 set by Keith Barker Jr., back on May 16th, 2015. He also won the Heat Race.

Above The Rest LLC Night at the Races, which was rained out back on May 30th, has been rescheduled and is now a part of Autograph & Hall of Fame Night at the track on Saturday, June 13th. The 2015 BFS Hall of Fame inductees will be announced as the late promoter of the Speedway, Tom Isch, a 2014 inductee, will highlight the class of inductions and will formally be recognized into the hall. In addition, Steve Christman, Larry Harpe and Steve Minich Sr., will be honored while the late Don Jones and Blaine Miller will both be posthumously recognized as part of the Class of 2015.

The Emma Warehouse Modifieds return to action and will highlight the evening of racing. The open-wheeled machines will go for a cool $1,000 to win in their 30-lap Feature. Also racing will be the remaining Fort Wayne Transmission ‘Hot 5′ divisions of AR Bodies Late Model Sportsman, Kings John Services Street Stocks, Afdent Dentistry Mini Stocks and Grote Automotive Compacts. All five divisions will take on the 3/8s (0.375) mile semi-banked paved oval. In addition a Vintage Car Exhibition will be on display throughout race day in the concourse at the speedway.

For Saturday, June 13th Pit Gates will be opening up at 1:00p.m., as Practice starts for all five classes at 3:00p.m., Grandstands will swing open at 4:00p.m., with Qualifying for everyone starting at 5:00p.m. Then the Racing action begins at 7:00p.m. Ticket Prices for this special night are: Grandstands (16 and Over) – $12.00, Kids (10-15) $8.00, Children (9 and Under) – FREE. In addition, Pit Passes – $25.00.

Baer Field Speedway is located at 4331 Winters Road in Fort Wayne, Indiana. For more information about the rest of the 2015 racing season at the historic Summit City speed plant, the track website is available and located at: www.baerfieldspeedwayin.com The tracks Facebook page can also be found at: www.facebook.com/BaerFieldSpeedway and the Twitter page is available to view at: www.twitter.com/BaerFieldSpdwy

100-lap main to pay $3,000 to Win and $900 just to Start on Wednesday, July 15th

May 30th, 2015

Fort Wayne, Indiana : Baer Field Speedway is excited to announce that the Entry Form for Panacea Powder & Ceramic Coatings Hoosier 100 for Outlaw Bodied Super Late Models on Wednesday, July 15th is now available. The one and only appearance of the 2015 racing season by the high powered wedge bodied machines to the fast 1/2 (0.500) mile semi-banked paved oval in Fort Wayne, Indiana will see the Outlaw Supers go for a $3,000 payday and $900 just to start the 100-lap main.

Even though this event is independently sanctioned, the Outlaw Super Late Models will be utilizing the procedures and rules from the ARCA Gold Cup Outlaw Super Late Model Series as well as the Main Event Racing Series while also incorporating Late Model Alliance rules. In addition, International Championship Auto Racing (ICAR) officials will be overseeing this event. The tires to be used for this race will be the Hoosier 3035s and 3045s. This event is a minimum four (4)-tire race. Sunoco Race Fuel will also be available at the track.

The Hoosier 100 will be 100 green flag laps as caution flag laps will not count. In Qualifying, the top 16 will be locked in with four more starters coming from the 15-lap Last Chance Race(s). There will be one Provisional reserved for the highest driver in points not locked into the show after Qualifying and the Last Chance Race(s) from the ARCA Gold Cup Series and Main Event Racing Series. Finally there will be two additional Promoters Choices added to the back of the field for 24-car starting grid.

Joining the Outlaw Super Late Models for the special midweek show will be the tracks weekly Emma Warehouse Modifieds who will also race on the 1/2 mile in a special non-points 30-lap Feature. Last but not least, the traveling stars of the Vore’s Compact Touring Series will be on hand as well to take part in their originally scheduled event from the April 25th rainout. The Fort Recovery, Ohio series will also be racing on the big 1/2 mile as they take on the cars and stars from the tracks weekly Grote Automotive Compact division.

There will be an optional Test and Tune day scheduled for the day before on Tuesday, July 14th. The Pit Gates will open at 4:00p.m., with rotating Practice going from 5:00-8:00p.m. Pit Passes will be $15.00 and Grandstands admission will be absolutely Free. For Wednesday, July 15th, the Pit Gates will be opening at 11:00a.m., a Mandatory Outlaw Super Late Model Drivers only Meeting will start at 1:30p.m. Practice begins at 2:00p.m., with Qualifying set for 4:45p.m., and Racing starting at 6:30p.m.

Tickets will go on sale for this event starting on Saturday, May 30th at the track during Above The Rest LLC Night at the Races. Ticket Prices for Wednesday, July 15th are: Grandstands (16 and Over) – $20.00, Kids (10-15) $12.00, Children (9 and Under) – FREE. In addition, Pit Passes – $35.00.

Baer Field Speedway is located at 4331 Winters Road in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The track website is available with new content and much more being added every day at: www.baerfieldspeedwayin.com The tracks Facebook page can be found at: www.facebook.com/BaerFieldSpeedway and so is the Twitter page is at: www.twitter.com/BaerFieldSpdwy

ICAR Top Speed Modified Tour / Baer Field Speedway

May 14th, 2015

Angola, Indiana– The next event for the Broaster Chicken ICAR Top Speed Modified Tour will see the Northern Division in action on Saturday, May 16th with the first of three appearances at the historic Auto City Speedway, located north of Flint in Clio, Michigan. The tricky 0.393 mile semi-banked paved oval serves as hosts of the Broaster Chicken 50. The Pre-Entry Form is available and due to the ICAR Home Offices in Angola, Indiana by Wednesday, May 13th.

The ICAR Top Speed Modified Tour made four appearances to the Eastern Michigan facility during the 2014 racing season with 2012 Tour Champion, Trevor Berry scoring the victory in the first appearance there. Eventual 2014 Tour Champion, Chad Poole picked up the huge $7,000 payday in the Sam Faur Memorial while Travis Eddy scored one of his season high three victories in the third race at the facility. Tony Basalone scored the upset victory in the fourth and final appearance at the track for his first career ICAR triumph.

Coming into the second race of the 2015 season, M.P.H. Promotions Rookie of the Year title contender, Jason Parish is both the freshman and overall points leader after his victory in the Cabin Fever 50 Presented by Genuine Broaster Chicken on May 3rd at Springport Motor Speedway (MI). Veteran Nyle Weiler finished second while Economy Auto Parts Fast Qualifier at Springport, Nick Clemens was third and returns to his home track of Auto City as one of the top threats to pull into victory lane.

Current Track Record Holder, Travis Eddy will look for a return trip to the winners circle while Joe Morisette Jr., is coming off of a victory in the track weekly Modified division last Saturday, May 9th. There are two more events scheduled for the Buick City facility with the next event occurring on Saturday, June 20th while the third and final appearance of the 2015 racing season set for Saturday, July 11th. The Track Record was set back on May 17th, 2014 when Eddy turned in a 15.810. His lap measures out to 89.488mph.

After the Auto City event, the rescheduled ICAR Top Speed Modified Tour Southern Division season opener, the Broaster Chicken 50 Presented by Burkett-Nester Racecars will resume on Saturday, May 23rd at Baer Field Speedway (IN). The field has been set by Economy Auto Parts Qualifying as Bud Adams won the award back on May 9th over the 26-car field with a lap measured at an 18.327. His lap equals out to 98.216mph on the 1/2 mile. The ICAR Track Record remains in the possession of Adams who, back on September 18th, 1999, almost 16 years ago, turned in a 17.790.

Adams then drew the maximum redraw invert of a 12 which will place Rookie Matt Dimit and Dave Dobbins on the front row of the Broaster Chicken 50 Presented by Burkett-Nester Racecars. The 10-Lap Last Chance Race, which will be the first event of the night on Saturday, May 23rd, will see Trei Deubel and Damon Breedlove start on the front row.

Any teams that were not on the property on May 9th can enter for the rescheduled date of May 23rd and would start at the rear of the starting lineup behind the cars who have already qualified for the show. In addition, all grandstand tickets as well as pit passes will be honored or the rest of the season at the Summit City speed plant.

For more information about the 2015 racing season within both divisions of the Broaster Chicken ICAR Top Speed Modified Tour, please go to the series website located at: www.topspeedmods.com You can also follow along on the Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/TopSpeedModifieds and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ICARModifieds For more information about Auto City Speedway, the host track for the second Northern Division race of the year, go to: www.autocityspeedway.com Finally for more information about BaerField Speedway, go to: www.baerfieldspeedwayin.com

roaster Chicken 50 Presented by Burkett-Nester Racecars now part of Memorial Day Holiday Weekend Celebration

May 11th, 2015

Fort Wayne, Indiana: Mother Nature would win the Broaster Chicken ICAR Top Speed Modified Tour Southern Division 2015 season opener at the new adoptive home track of Baer Field Speedway in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The Broaster Chicken 50 Presented by Burkett-Nester Racecars has been rescheduled to Saturday, May 23rd due to showers and thunderstorms as well as a forecast for more later in the evening and sudden flooding throughout the grounds. All factors played a role in the decision by both Tour and Track Officials.

The ICAR Top Speed Modified Tour Southern Division field has been set by Economy Auto Parts Qualifying as Bud Adams won the award over the 26-car field with a lap measured at an 18.327. His lap equals out to 98.216mph on the 1/2 mile. The ICAR Track Record remains in the possession of Adams who, back on September 18th, 1999, almost 16 years ago, turned in a 17.790. Adams then drew the maximum redraw invert of a 12 which will place Rookie Matt Dimit and Dave Dobbins on the front row of the Broaster Chicken 50 Presented by Burkett-Nester Racecars on Saturday, May 23rd.

The 10-Lap Last Chance Race, which will be the first event of the night on Saturday, May 23rd will see Trei Deubel and Damon Breedlove start on the front row. Any teams that were not on the property on May 9th can enter for the rescheduled date of May 23rd and would start at the rear of the starting lineup behind the cars who have already qualified for the show. In addition, all grandstand tickets as well as pit passes will be honored or the rest of the season at the Summit City speed plant.

As for the Baer Field Speedway weekly divisions, the four divisions of AR Bodies Late Model Sportsman, Kings John Services Street Stocks, Afdent Dentistry Compacts and Grote Automotive Compacts all completed qualifying and will receive their qualification points. The rest of the program has been canceled.

The next race on the calendar at Baer Field Speedway will be on Saturday, May 16th as it is Afdent Dentistry Night at the Races with the Afdent Dentistry Mini Stocks highlighting the night with a 40 lap Feature paying a cool $500 to win. The rest of the five Fort Wayne Transmission ‘Hot 5′ Weekly Racing Series divisions including the Emma Warehouse Modifieds will be taking on the 3/8s (0.375) mile semi-banked paved oval.

A total of five great divisions will be in action with the evening starting times in place for the rest of the season. The Pit Gates will be opening at 1:00p.m., Practice starts at 3:00p.m., Grandstands open at 4:00p.m. Qualifying starts at 5:00p.m., and Racing begins at 7:00p.m. Ticket Prices for Saturday, May 16th are: Grandstands (16 and Over) – $12.00, Kids (10-15) $10.00, Children (9 and Under) – FREE with Pit Passes – $25.00.

The next event for the ICAR Top Speed Modified Tour will see the Northern Division in action on Saturday, May 16th with the first of three appearances at the historic Auto City Speedway, located north of Flint in Clio, Michigan. The tricky 0.393 mile semi-banked paved oval hosts the Broaster Chicken 50. The other two races scheduled for the Eastern Michigan speed plant are on Saturday, June 20th and Saturday, July 11th.

The Tour made four appearances to the Eastern Michigan facility during the 2014 racing season with 2012 Tour Champion, Trevor Berry scoring the victory in the first appearance there. 2014 Tour Champion, Chad Poole picked up the huge $7,000 payday in the Sam Faur Memorial while Travis Eddy scored one of his season high three victories in the third appearance there as Tony Basalone picked up his first career ICAR triumph in the fourth and final appearance.

For more information about the 2015 racing season within both divisions of the Broaster Chicken ICAR Top Speed Modified Tour, please go to the series website located at: www.topspeedmods.com You can also follow along on the Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/TopSpeedModifieds and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ICARModifieds For more information about Auto City Speedway, the host track for the second Northern Division race of the year, go to: www.autocityspeedway.com

Baer Field Speedway is located at 4331 Winters Road in Fort Wayne, Indiana. For more information about the rest of the 2015 racing season at the historic Summit City speed plant, the track website is available and located at: www.baerfieldspeedwayin.com The tracks Facebook page can also be found at: www.facebook.com/BaerFieldSpeedway and the Twitter page is available to view at: www.twitter.com/BaerFieldSpdwy

Final Afternoon of Racing before Night Starting Times go into effect

May 10th, 2015

Fort Wayne, Indiana–After a weekend off due to Mother Nature, the New Baer Field Speedway was back in action over the afternoon of Saturday, May 2nd as the Fort Wayne Transmission ‘Hot 5′Weekly Racing Series divisions were back on the track. The quest for the 2015 Track Championships continued on a bright and sunny afternoon in Fort Wayne, Indiana and the fast 3/8s (0.375) mile semi-banked paved oval was chalk full of exciting racing action in front of a rambunctious crowd on hand throughout the day.

The first Feature of the day would be for the Afdent Dentistry Mini Stocks who kicked things off with their 20-lap Feature. The first Feature of the day would be for the Afdent Dentistry Mini Stocks who kicked things off with their 20‐lap Feature. Brad McBride would be the driver pulling into victory lane in his #90 McBride & Sons Welding / Ford after pulling into Grote Automotive victory lane for his second Feature win of the season. The 61-year-old Decatur, Indiana veteran would be followed by Ryan Spillers, Rob Nave, John Puff and James Keller were the top five. Matt Morton would score the Afdent Dentistry Fast Qualifier Award with an 18.297 while Nave and current points leader, Mike Mayes won Heats.

The Kings John Services Street Stocks were up next for their 25-lap Feature as The Kings John Services Street Stocks were up next for their 25‐lap Feature. Doug Chilcutt would start on the outside of the front row in his #6 R.P.M. Trucking / Chevrolet and the Hudson, Indiana veteran would hold off all comers to score his first Feature victory of the 2015 racing season. The 61-year-old held off a late charge from Defending Track Champion, Brian Janes while current points leader, 15-year-old Austin Coe, Randy Trunks and Frank Casagrande completed the top five. Coe won the Kings John Services Fast Qualifier Award with a lap measured at a 17.844 and won his Heat. Bobby Comer won the other Heat race.

The featured division of the afternoon would be the tracks sponsored division of the day; the Emma Warehouse Modifieds 30-lap main would roll out next. Two‐Time Defending Track Champion, Scott Coe would make it three for three to start the new season. The 50-year-old driver of his #28 Coe Heating & Air Conditioning entry would hold off Todd Bennett for the second week in a row to give the Fort Wayne, Indiana veteran an early season cushion in the chase for the 2015 Track Championship. Bennett was the runner-up while James Krueger, Former Track Champion, Johnny Gatton Jr., and Mike Bufink rounded out the top five. Coe also won his third straight Emma Warehouse Fast Qualifier Award with a 16.140 while Bufink and Herb Johnson Jr., picked up the Heat Race victories.

As for the AR Bodies Late Model Sportsman 30-lap Feature, it was a hard fought battle that went caution free and when all was said and done, Fort Wayne, Indiana driver, Billy Hutson, a former Track Champion at BFS, going to Grote Automotive Victory Lane for the first time in eight seasons. The 32-year-old driver of the #00 Direct Flow Services / Chevrolet fought off a determined Terry Fisher Jr., the opening night Feature winner and Five-Time and Defending Track Champion as well as current points leader, Tommy Cook to score his first Feature win since the 2007 season. Fisher Jr., and Cook completed the podium while Eric Barcus and 2011 Track Champion, Dean Cook rounded out the top five. Fisher Jr., collected the AR Bodies Fast Qualifier Award with a 16.259 while D. Cook and 2007 Track Champion, Chad Richardson were the Heat race victors.

To close out the day of racing, the Grote Automotive Compacts would be the final Feature of the afternoon. In their 15-lap main event, current points leader, Chip Heintzelman pulled into Grote Automotive Victory Lane in his #54 Chip’s Auto Repair / Honda to extend his early season lead in the standings. The 35-year-old Fort Wayne, Indiana native would take home his first Feature win of the season ahead of Lee Gillingham, Ron Comer Jr., Kenny Spillers, and R.J. Weick who finished out the top five. Gillingham would win the Grote Automotive Fast Qualifier award with a 19.326 as Heintzelman also won the Heat race.

The first major event of the 2015 racing season will see the return of the Broaster Chicken ICAR Top Speed Modified Tour Southern Division who get the esteemed honors of bringing in their 2015 campaign on the fast outer 1/2 (0.500) mile semi-banked paved oval for the first time since the 2006 racing season. The cars and stars of the Midwest’s premier open-wheeled Modified Tour will race in the running of the Broaster Chicken 50 Presented by Burkett/Nester Racecars.

Also on the card will be the remaining Fort Wayne Transmission ‘Hot 5′ divisions of AR Bodies Late Model Sportsman, Kings John Services Street Stocks, Afdent Dentistry Mini Stocks and Grote Automotive Compacts who will all stay on the adjoining 3/8s (0.375) mile semi-banked paved oval. A total of five great divisions will be in action with special evening starting times in place for the big night. The Pit Gates will be opening at 11:00a.m., Practice starts at 1:00p.m., Grandstands open at 3:00p.m. Qualifying starts at 4:30p.m., and Racing begins at 6:30p.m.

Ticket Prices for Saturday, May 9th are: Grandstands (16 and Over) – $15.00, Kids (10-15) $10.00, Children (9 and Under) – FREE with Pit Passes – $25.00. Baer Field Speedway is located at 4331 Winters Road in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The new and improved track website is available as new content and updates are added on a daily basis at: www.baerfieldspeedwayin.com The tracks Facebook page can also be found at: www.facebook.com/BaerFieldSpeedway and the Twitter page is available to view at: www.twitter.com/BaerFieldSpdwy

Father-Son Duo Of Scott Coe & 15-Year-Old Austin Coe Score Feature Wins At Baer Field Speedway

April 25th, 2015

Fort Wayne, Indiana- It was Bennett’s Pit Stop Auto Repair Night at the Races at Baer Field Speedway on Saturday, April 18th. The Fort Wayne Transmission ‘Hot 5′ Weekly Racing Series divisions continued their quests for the coveted 2015 Track Championships on a bright and sunny afternoon in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The five division racing program took on the fast 3/8s (0.375) mile semi-banked paved oval and the good crowd on hand was treated to some outstanding side by side racing in all five classes throughout the day.

The first Feature of the afternoon would be the 15-lap main event for the Grote Automotive Compacts as Lee Gillingham, a former Track Champion, would be the driver crossing the start/finish line first. The New Haven, Indiana driver in his #15 Grote Automotive / Honda would hold off a hard-charging Kenny Spillers Jr., to give the 33-year-old his first Feature victory of the season. Spiller Jr., settled for second with Ron Comer Jr., R.J. Weick and Josh Miller completing the top five. New points leader, Chip Heintzelman won the Grote Automotive Fast Qualifier award with a 19.373 while Gillingham picked up the Heat Race win.

In the Afdent Dentistry Mini Stocks it was all Mike Mayes as the Fort Wayne, Indiana pilot, the 2007 Track Champion, in his #62 Bennett’s Pit Stop Auto Repair / Ford made his primary sponsor very happy with a clean sweep of the entire program. After winning the Afdent Dentistry Fast Qualifier award, he won his Heat Race and then the 24-year-old would go on to score his first Feature win of the season to complete the ‘hat trick’ and take over the early season points lead in the process. Defending Track Champion, Kevin Howard finished second in the main with Zac Sipe, Matt Janes and James Keller wrapping up the top five. Mayes’ fast time was an 18.115 with Howard scoring the other Heat Race victory.

It was a wild Kings John Services Street Stocks 25-lap Feature which saw attrition play a role in the outcome of the race, but when all was said and done it would be 15-year-old Austin Coe standing in victory lane. The Fort Wayne, Indiana teenager in his #28 Coe Heating & Air Conditioning / Chevrolet took the lead with five laps to go and held off all comers to pick up his first Feature win of the season. Frank Casagrande finished an impressive second over Doug Chilcutt while Kevin Gunkel and Defending Track Champion, Brian Janes rounded out the top five. New points leader, Tyler Clark won the Kings John Services Fast Qualifier award with a lap measured at a 17.923 while Gunkel and Janes picked up the Heat Race wins.

Not be outdone, Two-Time Defending Emma Warehouse Modified Track Champion, Scott Coe picked up where his son, Austin Coe left off in the last race by winning his second Feature of the season in his #28 Coe Heating & Air Conditioning open-wheeled entry. The 50-year-old veteran and Fort Wayne, Indiana native’s Feature triumph extended an already healthy early season points lead. Todd Bennett, a former Track Champion in the tracks Mini Stocks division, had a good run in his own sponsored Bennett’s Pit Stop Auto Repair and Towing Night at the Races by finishing a strong second over Darwin Wolfe. 75-year-old Don Skaggs led early and would finish fourth as Mike Bufink finished off the top five. Coe would win the Emma Warehouse Fast Qualifier award with a 16.108 as Skaggs and Herb Johnson Jr., won Heat Races.

The final race of the day would be the 30-lap Feature for the AR Bodies Late Model Sportsman and it proved to be the most dramatic of the afternoon and into the evening. Five-Time and Defending Track Champion, Tommy Cook turned over controls of his primary machine to teammate and older brother, 2011 Track Champion, Dean Cook, who blew a motor in practice. T. Cook would then go home and get a third car, come back and would proceed to sweep the entire program en route to his first Feature of the season in his #8 Metal X / Chevrolet.

The 46-year-old veteran from Fort Wayne, Indiana survived an exciting battle with the Father-Son duo of 2007 Track Champion, Chad Richardson and then his Father, 2006 Track Champion, Neal Richardson to go to Grote Automotive victory lane. N. Richardson was second as C. Richardson, D. Cook and Justin King were the top five. T. Cook, with little practice on the third car, won the AR Bodies Fast Qualifier award with a 16.492 and won his Heat Race. C. Richardson scored the other Heat Race triumph.

Up next on Saturday, April 25th, the Vore’s Compact Touring Series will get the honors of christening the outer 1/2 (0.500) mile semi-banked paved oval for the first time in 2015. The Fort Recovery, Ohio based series will make their first ever appearance at Baer Field with the Vore’s competitors taking on the Grote Automotive Compacts in a 30-lap Feature on the big track.

Also on the card will be the remaining Fort Wayne Transmission ‘Hot 5′ divisions of AR Bodies Late Model Sportsman, Emma Warehouse Modifieds, Kings John Services Street Stocks and Afdent Dentistry Mini Stocks who will all stay on the adjoining 3/8s (0.375) mile semi-banked paved oval. A total of five great divisions will be racing on the final Afternoon show of the season before the shift to regular starting times beginning on Saturday, May 2nd.

Ticket Prices for Saturday, April 25th are: Grandstands (16 and Over) – $12.00, Kids (10-15) $8.00, Children (9 and Under) – FREE with Pit Passes – $25.00. For the month of April special starting times are in place with Pit Gates opening at 10:00a.m., Practice at 12:00p.m., Qualifying at 2:00p.m., and Racing starting at 4:00p.m. Then starting on Saturday, May 2nd, normal starting times for the remainder of the season will see the Pit Gates opening at 2:00p.m., Practice begins at 3:30p.m., Qualifying is at 5:00p.m., with Racing getting the Green Flag at 7:00p.m.

Baer Field Speedway is located at 4331 Winters Road in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The track website is available with new content and much more being added every day at: www.baerfieldspeedwayin.com The tracks Facebook page can be found at: www.facebook.com/BaerFieldSpeedway and so is the Twitter page is at: www.twitter.com/BaerFieldSpdwy

Larry Shaw Race Cars returns as title sponsor for IMCA’s Western Region

April 21st, 2015

BATESVILLE, Ark. -Modified drivers at a record number of tracks in IMCA’s Western Region will enjoy the title sponsorship support of Larry Shaw Race Cars for a fourth consecutive season in 2015.

The Batesville, Ark., chassis builder again provides a portion of the $6,000 point fund to be paid to top 10 drivers in official standings for the region encompassing Arizona, California, western Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, northern New Mexico, Oregon, Utah and Wyoming.

Drivers are required to display two Larry Shaw Racing decals on their race car to be eligible for point fund shares. The champion earns $2,500, with $1,250 for second, $625 for third, $325 for fourth and $300 for fifth.

Sixth through 10th place finishers each receive $200.

Sanctioned Modified events are scheduled at 50 tracks in the region this year. That’s the highest number of sanctions since IMCA resumed keeping regional standings in 1993.

“This region continues to grow and the support of Larry Shaw Race Cars has been vital to the stability in the region,” stated IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “Last season Zane DeVilbiss captured a national championship out of the Larry Shaw Western Region and I am sure the West will continue to represent itself at the top of our national point standings.”

Larry Shaw Race Cars is now in its eighth year as an IMCA marketing partner. More information is available by calling 870 251-2966 and at the www.larryshaw.com website. Shaw also retails high performance parts and repairs all makes of chassis.

Speedway With Five Feature Winners On The Grand Reopening/Opening Night 2015

April 14th, 2015

Fort Wayne, Indiana –It was the day that the Greater Fort Wayne, Indiana area had been waiting for. The Grand Reopening / Opening Night 2015 at Baer Field Speedway on Saturday, April 11th as new Co-Promoters / General Managers Dave & Jody Muzzillo began a new era in short track racing to the Summit City. A near standing room only crowd packed the grandstands and were treated to a great afternoon of Fort Wayne Transmission ‘Hot 5′ weekly racing series action on the fast 3/8s (0.375) mile semi-banked paved oval.

The AR Bodies Late Model Sportsman were the first Feature of the afternoon as 29-year-old Terry Fisher Jr., would have the honors of winning the first ever main event under the new and improved leadership at the track. The Ossian, Indiana competitor in his #28 Panacea Powder & Ceramic Coatings / Chevrolet entry steered his machine into Grote Automotive victory lane in the 30-lap feature over Four-Time and Defending Track Champion, Tommy Cook. Chad Richardson, Dean Cook and Tony Barcus completed the top five. Fisher Jr., out-qualified the field with a lap measured at a 16.200 while Ronnie Maynard and D. Cook picked up the Heat Race wins.

The second co-headlining division rolled out next as the Emma Warehouse Modified would see Fort Wayne, Indiana veteran, Scott Coe, the Two-Time Defending Track Champion pick up where he left off from last season before the track was shut down by sweeping the entire day. The 50-year-old Coe steered his #28 Coe Heating & Air Conditioning open-wheeled machine to the checkered flag first en route to the feature win in the 30-lap main. Matt Dimit claimed the runner-up spot as Herb Johnson Jr., Don Skaggs and Herb Johnson Sr., rounded out the top five. Coe also picked up the Fast Qualifier award with a 15.940 and scored a Heat Race triumph. Russ Miller picked up the other Heat Race win.

As for the Kings John Services Street Stocks, it was Jake Hinton taking his #9 Fisher Fabrication / Ford to the winners circle over a strong field of entries. The 28-year-old Fort Wayne, Indiana native beat a hard-charging 17-year-old Austin Coe who was looking to make it a clean sweep for Coe Motorsports. Hinton and Coe were first and second in the 25-lap Feature with Defending Track Champion, Brian Janes completing the podium finishers in third. Alex Vonderau and Bobby Corner were the final top five. Hinton also posted the Fast Time for the day with a 17.650 while John Shuler and Kevin Gunkel were the Heat Race victors.

The Afdent Dentistry Mini Stocks would see Brad McBride overcome a solid field of Rear Wheel Drive Four-Cylinders and cross the start / finish line first in his #90 McBride & Sons Welding / Ford. The 60-year-old from Decatur, Indiana would beat out Mike Mayes, Defending Track Champion Kevin Howard, Zac Sipe and Ryan Spillers who would complete the top five. McBride would start the day by winning the Fast Qualifier award with an 18.400 while K. Howard and Timothy Howard scored the Heat Race triumphs.

The last division of the day would be the Grote Automotive Compacts and it was all Shawn Poffenberger as the Defending Track Champion from Roanoke, Indiana would go to Grote Automotive victory lane in his #82 Tucker & Sons Construction / Chevrolet. The 32-year-old would beat out Kenny Spillers Jr., Lee Gillingham, Dillon Corner and Ron Corner Jr., who wrapped up the top five. Poffenberger also won the Fast Qualifier Award with a 19.300 as Chip Heintzelman won the lone Heat Race.

The next race on the calendar at Baer Field Speedway is on Saturday, April 18th with the Bennett’s Pit Stop Auto Repair Night at the Races. The Fort Wayne Transmission ‘Hot 5′ Weekly Racing Series divisions will continue their quests for the coveted 2015 Track Championships. The five division racing program will once again be co-headlined by the AR Bodies Late Model Sportsman and Emma Warehouse Modifieds. In addition, the Kings John Services Street Stocks, Afdent Dentistry Mini Stocks and Grote Automotive Compacts will also be on hand for a full five in one show. All five weekly divisions will take on the fast 3/8s (0.375) mile semi-banked paved oval throughout the 2015 racing season.

Ticket Prices for Saturday, April 18th are: Grandstands (16 and Over) – $12.00, Kids (10-15) $8.00, Children (9 and Under) – FREE with Pit Passes – $25.00. For the month of April special starting times are in place beginning with the Grand Reopening on Saturday, April 11th. Pit Gates open at 10:00a.m., Practice is at 12:00p.m., Qualifying at 2:00p.m., and Racing starts at 4:00p.m. Then starting on Saturday, May 2nd, normal starting times for the remainder of the season will see the Pit Gates opening at 2:00p.m., Practice begins at 3:30p.m., Qualifying is at 5:00p.m., with Racing getting the Green Flag at 7:00p.m.

For more information about the 2015 racing season at Baer Field Speedway, please call Director of Marketing, Chris Rowe at (260) 316-5775. Baer Field Speedway is located at: 4331 Winters Road in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The all new and improved website is also available with new content and much more being added every day at: www.baerfieldspeedwayin.com The tracks new Facebook page is up and running and can be found at: www.facebook.com/BaerFieldSpeedway and so is the new Twitter page located at: www.twitter.com/BaerFieldSpdwy

Rescheduled ICAR Top Speed Modified Tour Southern Division Opener

April 4th, 2015

Angola, Indiana– With the cancellation of the 6th annual Cabin Fever Championships at Lucas Oil Raceway on March 29th, the Broaster Chicken ICAR Top Speed Modified Tour Southern Division was faced with the possibility of losing a race on the 2015 schedule. In stepped ICAR President, Dave Muzzillo who, along-with title sponsor of the Tour, Broaster Chicken have put together a deal to bring the ICAR Top Speed Modified Tour Southern Division opener to the track that Muzzillo and his wife, Jody Muzzillo now operate; Baer Field Speedway in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

On Saturday, May 9th, the Broaster Chicken ICAR Top Speed Modified Tour Southern Division will kick off their 2015 racing season with the running of the Broaster Chicken 50. The tracks fast 1/2 (0.500) mile semi-banked paved oval in the Summit City will get its first taste of action for the 2015 racing season. The tracks weekly Emma Warehouse Modifieds division, that will normally race on the adjoining 3/8s (0.375) mile semi-banked paved oval, will be given the night off in order to join the Top Speed contingent up on the big track. ICAR Entry Forms will be available starting on Monday, April 17th.

In addition, it will also McMahon’s Best One Tire & Auto Care Mother’s Day Weekend Spectacular for four of the ‘Hot 5′ Fort Wayne Transmission Weekly Racing Series divisions. The AR Bodies Late Model Sportsman, Kings John Service Street Stocks, Afdent Dentistry Mini Stocks and Grote Automotive Compacts will all be on the property in support of the ICAR Top Speed Modified Tour South opener. All Moms in attendance will get 1/2 off of their General Admission ticket. Special starting times, to be announced, will apply for this event.

With the addition of the 2015 Season Opener for the ICAR Top Speed Modified Tour Southern Division, the Broaster Chicken 50 will now serve as the first of two appearances for the series at Baer Field. The second race of the season at the Fort Wayne, Indiana speed plant will be on Saturday, August 1st as part of the Night of Destruction that is also on the card for a great night for maximum destruction combined with the premier Modified Tour in the country.

The Southern Division Season Opener on Saturday, May 9th will be the first appearance by the tour at Baer Field since August 7th, 2009 when Tim Burkett went to victory lane over Bud Adams, Brian Nester, Erik Schaeffer and Scott Coe who were the top five. Scott Tomasik finished 13th in that event, but would recover later in the season to capture the 2009 Tour Championship. Adams holds down the ICAR track record on the big 1/2 mile with a 17.790 he set back on September 18th, 1999. His lap back then, almost 16 years ago measures out to 101.180mph.

The weekend prior to the rescheduled Southern Division season opener at Baer Field, the Broaster Chicken ICAR Top Speed Modified Tour Northern Division will start their 2015 racing season on Saturday-Sunday, May 2-3rd at the fast 3/8s (0.375) mile semi-banked paved oval of Springport Motor Speedway, located north of Jackson and south of Lansing in Springport, Michigan. ICAR North will help kick off the tracks new season with the running of the Springport 50. ICAR Entry Forms will be available starting on Tuesday, April 11th.

The JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour will headline the weekend with the running of the Cabin Fever 100. The tracks weekly A-B-C divisions will also be racing as well as the Great Lakes Open Wheel (GLOW) Vintage Modifieds. ICAR visited Springport four times in 2014 with Griffin leading the way with two triumphs. Track regulars defended their home turf in the other two races as Walt Obrinske Jr., and Bobby Heyink each scored victories for the home team as well.

For more information about the upcoming 2015 racing season within both divisions of the Broaster Chicken ICAR Top Speed Modified Tour, please go to the all new and improved series website located at: www.topspeedmods.com You can also follow along with everything happening within ICAR on the series Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/TopSpeedModifieds and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ICARModifieds Finally, for more information about Baer Field Speedway, the host track for the rescheduled 2015 season opener for the Southern Division, the Broaster Chicken 50, go to the track website at: www.baerfieldspeedwayin.com You can also follow Baer Field on Facebook & Twitter as well by going to: www.facebook.com/BaerFieldSpeedway and www.twitter.com/BaerFieldSpdwy

Divisional Sponsors Announced At Baer Field Speedway For The 2015 Racing Season Grand Reopening Opening Night 2015 set for Saturday, April 11th

March 24th, 2015

Fort Wayne, Indiana – Baer Field Speedway and new Promoter / General Manager, Dave Muzzillo is proud to announce the divisional sponsors for the Fort Wayne Transmission ‘Hot 5′ weekly racing series divisions. Those classes racing throughout the 2015 racing season are; The AR Bodies Late Model Sportsman, Emma Warehouse Modifieds, Kings John Services Street Stocks, Afdent Dentistry Mini Stocks and Grote Automotive Compacts. All five will kick off the 2015 racing season Saturday nights starting on April 11th.

The title sponsor of the ‘Hot 5′ Weekly Racing Series is Fort Wayne Transmission. With two locations in the Greater Fort Wayne area at 320 Ernst Court and at 939 North Coliseum Boulevard in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Fort Wayne Transmission started out as a small business on Northrop Street in the fall of 1989 and was founded by Mike Vonderau. As business grew, the company expanded and opened another location on Coliseum Boulevard in 1990. Today, both locations are still in business at both locations and still operated by Vonderau. To learn more, please call the Ernst Court location at: (260) 484-1100 and the Coliseum Boulevard store at: (260) 424-8966.

AR Bodies based in Greenbrier, Tennessee will be the title sponsor of the co-headlining division at Baer Field; the AR Bodies Late Model Sportsman. AR Bodies is the number one source for teams Asphalt and Dirt Race Car Bodies and Accessories. They offer a wide range of products highlighted by the A-B-C bodies which are legal for the division. Bodies offered, with accessories and replacement panels include the Chevrolet Impala, Ford Fusion, Toyota Camry and Dodge Charger. For more information, go to their website located at: www.arbodies.com

The title sponsor for the only open-wheeled weekly division in 2015 is Emma Warehouse, based in Topeka, Indiana. Emma Warehouse is the title sponsor of the Emma Warehouse Modifieds, the second co-headlining division at the Summit City oval. Whether you are looking for cabinets, plumbing, flooring or tools, Emma Warehouse has it all and more. Their warehouse is conveniently located in Northern Indiana and they also have a great selection of supplies and parts to choose from. So, whether you are searching for a light fixture for a modular home or just looking for a great deal on cabinetry, they can help. For more information, their website is available at: www.emmawarehouse.com

For the 2015 racing season, Kings John Services is the title sponsor of the Kings John Services Street Stock division. The Fort Wayne, Indiana based company is the source for portable john service in the Greater Fort Wayne area. Enjoy special events knowing guests are taken care of with their portable toilet rentals by a family owned and operated company. From last minute service and rentals to big supporters of the community and great customer service, Kings John Services is the place to go. To learn more, go to their website is at: www.kingsjohnportabletoilets.com

With two locations in Northern Indiana, Afdent Dentistry is the place to go for all of your dental needs. Located in Fort Wayne, Indiana and Mishawaka, Indiana, Afdent Dentistry is the title sponsor of the Adfent Dentistry Mini Stocks division. With the friendliest and most knowledgeable team of doctors, dental staff and customer care specialists, Afdent provides all of your dental services complete with Patient Friendly Dentistry at two convenient locations. For more information, log onto their website at: www.afdent.com

The fine folks at Grote Automotive located in Fort Wayne, Indiana is on board as the title sponsor of the Grote Automotive Compacts. Well known car dealer, Fred Grote, known as the ‘car dealer for the people’ has a mission to put the fun back into buying a car and bring respect and responsibility back to the car business. He’s fighting for the customer. At Grote Automotive they believe everybody deserves to drive a nicer, newer car and they’re dedicated to solving problems first and making money second. To learn more, go to their website at: www.fredforthepeople.com

The Fort Wayne Transmission ‘Hot 5′ weekly racing series divisions will take on the fast 3/8s (0.375) mile semi-banked paved oval during the regular season. A Test and Tune Practice Day, for all divisions who will race at the track in 2015, including traveling series classes, is slated for Saturday, April 4th with the Pit Gates opening at 10:00a.m., and Rotating Practice for all divisions going from 12:00-6:00p.m.

For the month of April special starting times are in place beginning with the Grand Reopening on Saturday, April 11th. Pit Gates open at 11:00a.m., Practice is at 12:00p.m., Qualifying at 2:30p.m., and Racing starts at 4:00p.m. Then starting on Saturday, May 2nd, normal starting times for the remainder of the season will see the Pit Gates opening at 2:00p.m., Practice begins at 4:00p.m., Qualifying is at 5:30p.m., with Racing getting the Green Flag at 7:00p.m.

For more information about the 2015 racing season at Baer Field Speedway and how you can become involved in terms of employment opportunities, sponsorship and much more, please call Director of Marketing, Chris Rowe at (260) 316-5775. Baer Field Speedway is located at: 4331 Winters Road in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The all new and improved website is also available with new content and much more being added every day at: www.baerfieldspeedwayin.com The tracks new Facebook page is up and running and can be found at: www.facebook.com/BaerFieldSpeedway and so is the new Twitter page located at: www.twitter.com/BaerFieldSpdwy

Baer Field Speedway Schedule of Events Released; New Website Goes Live With Soft Launch* *Grand Reopening set for Saturday, April 11th*

March 2nd, 2015

Fort Wayne, Indiana- The 2015 schedule of events for Baer Field Speedway is complete and it’s action packed with the ‘Hot 5′ weekly divisions of Late Model Sportsman, Modifieds, Street Stocks, Mini Stocks and Compacts racing on Saturday nights starting on Saturday, April 11th. The ‘Hot 5′ will take on the fast 3/8s (0.375) mile semi-banked paved oval during the regular season. A test and tune is slated for Saturday, April 4th with the Pit Gates opening at 10:00a.m., and Rotating Practice for all divisions going from 12:00-6:00p.m.

For the month of April special starting times are in place beginning with the Grand Reopening on Saturday, April 11th. Pit Gates open at 11:00a.m., Practice is at 12:00p.m., Qualifying at 2:30p.m., and Racing starts at 4:00p.m. Then starting on Saturday, May 2nd, normal starting times for the remainder of the season will see the Pit Gates opening at 2:00p.m., Practice begins at 4:00p.m., Qualifying is at 5:30p.m., with Racing getting the Green Flag at 7:00p.m.

The highlight of the 2015 schedule will see the return of the Outlaw bodied Super Late Models who will take on the fast 1/2 (0.500) mile semi-banked paved oval on Wednesday, July 15th in the running of the Hoosier 100. ARCA Gold Cup / Main Event Racing Series rules will apply for this event. In addition, the tracks weekly Modifieds will also be up on the 1/2 mile that evening in preparation for the return of the Top Speed ICAR Modified Tour on Saturday, August 1st. Also during the special midweek race, the weekly Mini Stocks and Compacts will also be in action on the adjoining 3/8s mile.

The fire breathing, winged warriors of the Auto Value Bumper to Bumper Super Sprint Series invades the Summit City on Saturday, August 15th while the Vore’s Compact Touring Series will be the first tour to visit Fort Wayne on Saturday, April 25th in a special Vore’s VS Baer Field Compacts grudge match. The Late Model Sportsman and Modifieds will race in special ‘Double O’ races utilizing both the 1/2 mile and 3/8s mile together with the Modifieds going first on Saturday. May 2nd. The Late Model Sportsman will then try their hand at the Double ‘O’ on Saturday, May 30th.

In addition to the return of the Top Speed ICAR Modified Tour on Saturday, August 1st, a Night of Destruction is also on the card for the same night for maximum destruction combined with the premier Modified Tour in the country. The Fourth of July will be celebrated with a full ‘Hot 5′ show as well as Fireworks, the band, Marshal Law performing during the Party After the Races. Plus there will be $0.25 Beer & FREE Food in celebration of Independence Day.

Previously announced, New Promoter, Dave Muzzillo will also add the title of General Manager of the track. Dave’s wife, Jody Muzzillo will be in the roles of Assistant General Manager as well as Director of Entertainment. Chris Rowe is the new Director of Marketing as the Angola, Indiana native will also oversee operations of the speedway and handle all Marketing aspects of the track. Tony Muzzillo is the Director of Competition while Pete Grimm will take on the role of Race Director. Walter Buch will be up on the flag stand as the Chief Starter for the track while Bradley Rice will take on the title of Head Scorer. John Muzzillo will be the Concessions Manager as well.

For more information about the 2015 racing season at Baer Field Speedway and how you can become involved in terms of employment opportunities, sponsorship and much more, please call Director of Marketing, Chris Rowe at (260) 316-5775. Baer Field Speedway is located at: 4331 Winters Road in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

An all new and improved website is also available with new content and much more being added every day at: www.baerfieldspeedwayin.com The tracks new Facebook page is up and running and can be found at: www.facebook.com/BaerFieldSpeedway and so is the new Twitter page located at: www.twitter.com/BaerFieldSpdwy