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GARRETT KRUMMERT SWEEPS THE "BETSY KRIEGISCH MEMORIAL" WEEKEND AT PITTSBURGH SETTING FAST TIME, WINNING HIS HEAT, THE DASH & FEATURE FOR $2200 IN RICHEST SWEENEY RUSH SPORTSMAN MOD RACE IN HISTORY
(Imperial, PA)...The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Sportsman Modified Series powered by Pace Performance was part of the "Pittsburgher 100" weekend for the first time ever with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and the RUSH Dirt Late Model Touring Series in the running of the second annual "Betsy Kriegisch Memorial". The event also marked the first Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Touring Series race ever run at Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway. A huge thank you to the 52 contributors for making this event the richest in the six-year history of the RUSH Sportsman Modified Series as a total of $4,850 in cash plus $3,500 in contingencies was added to the guaranteed purse posted by Miley Motor Sports!
 
Defending Hovis Touring Series Champion, Garrett Krummert, is on a roll. After winning both Tour events at Sharon during the month of August, Krummert completely dominated the "Betsy Kriegisch Memorial" weekend at the "Monster Half-Mile". Krummert set fast time, won his heat race, the dash, and led all 25 laps of the non-stop feature timed in 9:16.692 winning by nearly nine seconds for his third win in the last four Tour races. Krummert earned a RUSH Sportsman Modified record $2,200 in cash plus more than $600 in contingency prizes!
 
"At the beginning I was just trying to ride because normally we don't go 25 laps then I saw Chas (Wolbert) get alongside of me and thought 'man I better pick this thing up', revealed the 31-year-old Ellwood City, Pa. driver. "The two races before this tonight were really good and the RUSH Late Models had a lead change with six to go, and thought 'shit I hope that's not me'! I wanted to ride a little bit and save the tires, but when I saw Chas I figured we better get this thing going. We live in the same area as the Kriegischs so this is a cool event with Randy and the girls (Chelsie and Jessica). I wish my car owner Jerry (Schaffer) was here because he's always helped the girls. I have to thank RUSH and Pittsburgh for putting this on as to race for two grand with a crate car is pretty awesome."
 
Krummert jumped to the early lead in the feature over Tony Tatgenhorst, Jim Rasey, Kole Holden, and Rob Kristyak. While Krummert led Tatgenhorst, the battle for third was three-wide on lap two with Holden taking the spot over Rasey and Kristyak. By lap four, Chas Wolbert joined the battle making it a four-car race for third. After starting fifth and dropping back to sixth, Wolbert was on the move taking third from Holden on lap five. Wolbert then caught Tatgenhorst and drove under him in turn four for second on lap seven.
 
By the time Wolbert got to second, Krummert had a half-straightaway advantage built up, but by lap nine, Wolbert started cutting into the deficit. Krummert got held up by the lapped car of Joe Gibson on laps 11 and 12 allowing Wolbert to catch Krummert. Wolbert tried a move in turn one, but may have showed his hand too early as Krummert blocked the move.
 
At the halfway point, Krummert started to extend his lead like earlier in the race, which continued to grow throughout the second half of the race. By the time the checkered flag was displayed, Krummert's fourth career Hovis Tour win came by a whopping 8.917 seconds in the Jerry Schaffer Racing, Turn 4 Toilets-sponsored #10s. The win extended Krummert's Hovis Tour points lead and put him in a three-way tie with Wolbert and Kristyak for the Hovis Weekly Series Championship heading into the season finale at Lernerville in two weeks.
 
Wolbert earned $1,100 for second along with another $700 in contingencies including the Precise Racing Products "Pedal Down" Hard Charger honors. "That son of a gun," expressed the 25-year-old Warren, Ohio driver. "He seen me I'm pretty sure. It's hard to find the line where you should be in here. You have to make a move quick here because once you get a couple laps in it's wide open and everyone spreads out. I saw the Super and Crate Late Model racers were both running the bottom. I'm not a bottom guy if anyone knows me. I like to run the top here, but you had to get down to the bottom and almost stop to run that groove. Garrett is a good guy to race with along with Tony (Tatgenhorst) and everyone else. I'm just glad the car ran and we finished the feature in the top three- no complaints."
 
Tatgenhorst, who won his first career feature on September 7 at Pittsburgh, was a solid third to earn $850 plus a Racing Electronic Switch Receiver. "Those guys (Krummert and Wolbert) are tough to beat that's for sure but I'm okay with them in front of me- I'll lose to those guys anytime," acknowledged the 39-year-old Columbiana, Oho racer. "Third is a great run for us. It's been a heck of a weekend. To be honest with you, the three cars out here aren't the winners. These two girls we have this race for are the two winners. They are class acts in this sport and we are doing this race for their mother- that's the most important thing for us. I'm happy to be standing here, but even happier to be supporting them. I wouldn't have missed this race for anything. I have to thank my girlfriend- she's my crew chief and does it all, my dad who is sitting up there in the grandstands and doesn't miss a race, RUSH, and Matt Miley at Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway; we're happy to be here."
 
Kristyak was fourth. After dropping out of the top five, Rasey would get by Holden on lap 20 to finish fifth and maintain the second spot in the Hovis Tour points. Rasey was also selected as the Dirt Defender "Defensive Drive of the Night" for holding off Holden in that tremendous back and forth battle. Holden, the 2017 and 2019 Sharon Speedway track champion, dropped to sixth at the finish over Jessica Kriegisch, Jacob Jordan, Kyle Martell, and Greg Porter.
 
Not only did Jordan turn in his best Tour finish of the season in eighth, but also won the grand prize in the contingency drawings of a Holley Performance 80541-1 650 carburetor valued at $700, four Landrum VB Coil Springs valued at $300, and was the lucky recipient of the $100 "Hot Rod 64 Heat Race Drawing" from Rodney Beltz amongst all of the sixth and fourth place finishers. Jordan earned $1,625 in cash and contingencies!
 
Kyle Martell was selected as the Sherwood Wheels "Man of Steel" as he trucked it back from Toledo, Ohio on Friday night just in time for action as the 2016 "Futures Cup" Champion and 2017 Touring Series Champion went on to finish ninth in the feature to receive a Sherwood steel wheel valued at $225.
 
While the "Bill Hendren Memorial" was also taking place on the RUSH Late Model side at Pittsburgh, Bill's wife Bettie added $100 afterwards for the slowest qualifier, which was Joe Gibson. Even though a flat tire with two to go in the feature ended Chelsie Kriegisch's seventh place run in her mother's memorial event, Chelsie received a $50 bonus for finishing last from Don and Margie Frickanish along with a case of Penn-Grade oil from Matus Motorsports and brake fluid from TBM Brakes for being "Tough Brake of the Night" recipient. Despite the last place finish, Chelsie earned $475 in cash plus contingencies.
 
Krummert just missed the track record of 21.324 set by Tatgenhorst last year in the inaugural "Betsy Kriegisch Memorial" with a lap 21.343 to pick up the $100 from Ohio Intra Express in "Shock the Clock" Qualifying on Friday night. Krummert and Holden won the heat races on Friday night. Krummert's dash win not only earned him the pole position, but also $100 from Branden Lockwich, who is the event coordinator of the "Jook George Steel City Classic" at Pittsburgh for the RUSH Late Models.

Thank you to the following 52 contributors to the "Betsy Kriegisch Memorial" along with Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway that made the event the richest in RUSH Sportsman Modified history: 955 Automotive, Bruce & Leah Altman, Anonymous Donor 1, Anonymous Donor 2, Rodney Beltz, Big Daddy's Speed Center, Blackshear Brothers Racing, Bolland Machine, C&R Tire, Preston Cope, Phil Crouse, D&T Auto Body, Rich Gerald, Joe Gibson, Fire Fighter Sales & Service, Flinner Signs & Decals, Josh Ferry, John Flinner, Jr., Don & Margie Frickanish, Bettie Hendren, Kole Holden, Hudzik Racing, Jacob Jordan Racing, Arnie Kent, Connor King, Chelsie Kriegisch, Jessica Kriegisch, Jo & Garrett Krummert, Branden Lockwich, Kevin Long, Kyle Martell, Matus Motorsports, Pat Miller, Ohio Intra Express, Greg Porter, Andy & Lisa Priest, Jim Rasey, Ripper Auto Sales, Rock House Bar & Grill, Chad Roland, C.J. Rombold Engines Builders, RUSH Racing Series, Russ King Racing, Jerry Schaffer, Deb Shaffer, Tony Tatgenhorst, Wallace Towing, Weaver Racing, Wedge Motorsports, Jackie West, Chas Wolbert, and Brian Woodhall
 
The 2019 season will conclude at Lernerville Speedway on October 17-19 with the annual "Steel City Stampede" to determine both the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Tour and Weekly Series Championships. Thursday will include practice followed by heat races on Friday night. Saturday will be last chance B main(s) and the $800 to-win feature. Sunday is the rain date.
 
Sweeney RUSH Sportsman Modified Hovis Touring Series Race #5 "Betsy Kriegisch Memorial" (25 laps, $2,000 to-win): 1. GARRETT KRUMMERT (Schaffer 10s) 2. Chas Wolbert (c3) 3. Tony Tatgenhorst (63T) 4. Rob Kristyak (00) 5. Jim Rasey (32) 6. Kole Holden (2) 7. Jessica Kriegisch (63) 8. Jacob Jordan (28J) 9. Kyle Martell (8) 10. Greg Porter (25) 11. Joe Gibson (19) 12. Chelsie Kriegisch (10). (See complete cash and contingency breakdowns below.)
 
Car Count: 12
Feature Margin of Victory: 8.917 seconds
Feature Lap Leaders: Garrett Krummert (1-25)
Sunoco 5-Gallon Race Jug: Garrett Krummert
Precise Racing Products "Pedal Down Hard Charger": Chas Wolbert (+3)
Sherwood Wheels "Man of Steel": Kyle Martell
TBM Brakes "Tough Brake of the Night": Chelsie Kriegisch
Dirt Defender "Defensive Drive of the Night": Jim Rasey
"Hot Rod 64 $100 Heat Race Draw": Jacob Jordan
$100 for Slowest Qualifier from Bettie Hendren: Joe Gibson
$50 for Last Place Finisher from Don & Margie Frickanish: Chelsie Kriegisch
Case of Penn Grade Oil from Matus Motorsports for Hard Luck: Chelsie Kriegisch
 
Ohio Intra Express "Shock the Clock Qualifying" ($100 to fastest qualifier) (Track record 21.324 by Tony Tatgenhorst on 9/2/18): 1. Garrett Krummert 21.343 2. Kole Holden 21.409 3. Jim Rasey 21.428 4. Tony Tatgenhorst 21.570 5. Jessica Kriegisch 21.610 6. Rob Kristyak 21.876 7. Chas Wolbert 22.013 8. Chelsie Kriegisch 22.149 9. Jacob Jordan 22.274 10. Greg Porter 22.337 11. Kyle Martell 22.669 12. Joe Gibson 22.825.
 
Heat 1 (8 laps): 1. Krummert 2. Rasey 3. Wolbert 4. Martell 5. J. Kriegisch 6. Jordan.
 
Heat 2 (8 laps): 1. Holden 2. Tatgenhorst 3. Kristyak 4. C. Kriegisch 5. Gibson 6. Porter.
 
Dash (4 laps, $100 to-win from Branden Lockwich): 1. Krummert 2. Tatgenhorst 3. Rasey 4. Holden.
 
Here are the final cash & contingencies taken home by racers during the second annual "Betsy Kriegisch Memorial":
 
1. Garrett Krummert: $2000 1st place, $100 fast qualifier Ohio Intra Express, $100 dash win from Branden Lockwich for $2200 plus 8 Landrum Performance Springs Coil Springs ($600) & a Sunoco 5-Gallon Race Jug ($30) for a TOTAL OF $2830 in cash & contingencies.
 
2. Chas Wolbert: $1000 2nd place, $100 bonus plus 8 Landrum Coil Springs ($600) & the $100 Precise Racing Products Pittsburgh Hard Charger for a TOTAL OF $1800 in cash & contingencies
 
3. Tony Tatgenhorst: $750 3rd place, $100 bonus plus a Racing Electronics Switch Receiver ($100) for a TOTAL OF $950 in cash & contingencies.
 
4. Rob Kristyak: $600 4th place, $100 bonus plus 4 Landrum Coil Springs ($300) for a TOTAL OF $1000 in cash & contingencies.
 
5. Jim Rasey: $500 5th place, $100 bonus plus $40 Dirt Defender certificate & $100 Ultra Shield Race Products, LLC certificate for a TOTAL OF $740 in cash & contingencies.
 
6. Kole Holden $475 6th place, $100 bonus plus $100 Ultra-Shield certificate for TOTAL OF $675 in cash & contingencies.
 
7. Jessica Kriegisch $450 7th place, $100 bonus & 2 sheets of white Wrisco Industries aluminum ($150) for a TOTAL OF $700 in cash & contingencies
 
8. Jacob Jordan $425 8th place, $100 bonus, $100 Hot Rod Heat Race Draw by Rodney Beltz, Holley Performance Products 80541-1 650 carb ($700), 4 Landrum Coil Springs ($300) for a TOTAL OF $1625 in cash & contingencies
 
9. Kyle Martell $400 9th place, $100 bonus & Sherwood Racing Products Steel Wheel ($225) for a TOTAL OF $725 in cash & contingencies
 
10. Greg Porter $375 10th place, $100 bonus & a $100 Ultra-Shield gift certificate for a TOTAL OF $575 in cash & contingencies
 
11. Joe Gibson $330 11th place, $100 bonus & $100 for slowest qualifier from Bettie Hendren for a TOTAL of $530 cash.
 
12. Chelsie Kriegisch $325 12th place, $100 bonus, $50 last place from Don Frickanish, case of Penn-Grade Oil from Matus Motorsports ($80) & TBM Brakes brake fluid ($45) for a TOTAL OF $600 in cash & contingencies.
 
Betsy Kriegisch, the mother of RUSH Sportsman Modified racers Chelsie and Jessica Kriegisch, passed away after an extended illness on February 21, 2018 at the age of 57. She was a strong supporter of both her daughters' efforts and by their side as they rose to prominence in the RUSH Sportsman Modifieds. Both girls quickly became competitive and fan favorites. A memorial event as a Hovis Weekly Series show was put together and held last year at Pittsburgh that attracted an all-time Pittsburgh record count of 26, and was won by Rocky Kugel.
 
RUSH Racing Series is brought to you by Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC & Pace Performance along with the support of Hoosier Tire, Bilstein Shocks, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, Hovis Auto & Truck Supply, FK Rod Ends, Wehrs Machine & Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, TBM Brakes, Performance Bodies & Parts, Racing Electronics, Dirt Defender, Wrisco Industries, Frankland Racing Supply, Landrum Performance Spring, Ontime Body & Graphic, Trailer-Alarms.com, Bonnell's Rod Shop, Zarin Truck & Automotive, Sherwood Wheels, Alternative Power Sources, Precise Racing Products, Lincoln Electric, Velocita-USA, Classic Ink USA, CrateInsider.com, and Valley Fashions.
 
E-mail can be sent to the RUSH Racing Series at info@rushracingseries.com and snail mail to 4368 Route 422, Pulaski, PA 16143. Office phone is 724-964-9300 and fax is 724-964-0604.  The RUSH Racing Series website is www.rushracingseries.com. Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/rushsportsmanmods and follow us on Twitter @RUSHSportMods.
 

 

KYLE LUKON'S 3RD STRAIGHT SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL TOUR WIN AT PITTSBURGH IS WORTH $5200 IN "BILL HENDREN MEMORIAL PRESENTED BY FK ROD ENDS/PRO FAB WHILE LOGAN ZARIN TAKES PACE'S "ONE TO REMEMBER" NON-WINNERS RACE FOR $800; ROBBIE SCOTT WINS $500 NON-QUALIFIER

 

(Imperial, PA)...The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Touring Series presented by Pace Performance took part in the 31st annual "Pittsburgher 100" weekend at Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway on Friday and Saturday night as they joined up with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series for the fourth straight year in the running of the "Bill Hendren Memorial" presented by FK Rod Ends in conjunction with Pro Fabrication. Capturing wins were Kyle Lukon-Feature, Logan Zarin-"One to Remember" Non-Winners presented by Pace Performance, and Robbie Scott-Non-Qualifier. Special thanks to the Hendren Family, FK Rod Ends, Pro Fabrication, Pace Performance, CrateInsider.com, the numerous other sponsors, and of course Miley Motor Sports that made this the richest "Bill Hendren Memorial" in the seven-year history of the event being run in the Northeast!
 
As hard as it's to believe, entering the July 20 race at Pittsburgh, Kyle Lukon hadn't won a Sweeney Tour event in more than six years. Fast forward less than three months and Lukon has now won three straight Tour races at his old stomping grounds. Those three victories at the "Monster Half-Mile" coming in the "Herb Scott Memorial", the "Jook George Steel City Classic", and now the "Bill Hendren Memorial" have earned Lukon $18,800 and propelled him past defending champion Jeremy Wonderling in the championship points race! During the latest victory, Lukon wasn't even close to being the fastest car during the "Bill Hendren Memorial" weekend; in fact, he was just the 10th fastest in qualifying, finished second in his heat, fourth in the dash, and didn't even battle for the lead until the closing laps of the feature. Lukon took second on lap 32 and two laps later made the winning pass of John Mollick for the 40-lap, $5,200 win, while his teammate Alex Ferree came home second.
 
"This has been amazing," expressed the soon-to-be 30-year-old Burgettstown, Pa. racer after his 37th career PPMS win, but first ever Bill Hendren Memorial victory. "For Alex (Ferree) and I to finish one-two is just a dream come true. It would mean everything to win the title at Lernerville- that would be a good birthday present. We both run well there and there will be a good field of cars so we'll see what happens. John (Mollick) and Garret (Paugh) were both really good. I wasn't as good as them on the top and once they caught the lapped cars they started moving down a bit. I started catching Garret in traffic and he was right on John. It was real tricky down in turns three and four and I hit it right two laps in a row like Jimmy Owens and Stormy Scott were doing (Lucas Oil Late Models) to catch up to them. If you hit it just right you could launch off there. It was all on the line and I didn't even know how many laps were left. That was why I took an extra lap at the end."
 
Mollick earned the pole for the feature via his dash win for the second straight race and this time raced to the lead over Garret Paugh, track champion Ben Policz, and Lukon. Policz moved to second past Paugh on lap two, while Lukon began to challenge Paugh. The two battled side-by-side for third on laps five and six before a caution for a spin by Zach Gunn with six laps scored slowed action.
 
When racing resumed, Ferree, who started ninth, cracked the top five. Lukon then went back to work on Paugh and took the third spot on lap nine, but two laps later saw Paugh grab it back. The event's second and final caution was displayed when Gunn made heavy contact with the frontstretch wall after six more laps were completed.
 
When racing resumed for the final 28 non-stop laps, things really got shuffled up from positions two through six as Paugh and eighth starting Eddie Carrier, Jr. moved past Policz for second and third. Now it was three orange Rocket cars out front with Mollick leading over West Virginia racers Paugh and Carrier. After dropping back to fifth, Lukon regained fourth on lap 14 from Paugh. Lukon found moisture on the bottom of turn four like some of the Lucas Oil Super Late Models were doing as he passed Carrier for third on lap 17.
 
Meanwhile up front, Paugh began to close in on Mollick on lap 18. Mollick continued to set the pace out front as he caught lapped traffic for the first time on lap 21. Heavy traffic came into play on lap 27 as his lead began to shrink and then Lukon closed in on lap 28 making it a three-car race for the lead. It was side-by-side for the top spot between Mollick and Paugh, but Mollick's momentum around the top allowed him to hold the top spot. On lap 32, Lukon snuck under Paugh in lapped traffic in turn four and was right on Mollick. Lukon's winning pass came on the inside of turn four to get by Mollick on lap 34, and took off.
 
One lap later, Mollick got into the backstretch wall trying to fend off Paugh for second. Mollick suffered damage, but was able to duck into the pits allowing racing to continue as he was chosen as the TBM Brakes "Tough Brake of the Night". Lukon went unchallenged over the remaining laps to win his fourth career Sweeney RUSH Tour race by a comfortable 1.654-second margin in the Phil Lukon-owned, Race 1/Tru Form/Frankland Racing Supply/Lukon's Reb-Fab/Poske's Performance Parts-sponsored #184 Rocket Chassis. Lukon also received a Sunoco 5-Gallon Race Jug.
 
Ferree was able to pass Paugh on lap 37 to earn $2,500 for his best career RUSH finish for the longtime Super Late Model standout, who brought the Lukon team's total winnings to $7,700 for the night. "Lapped traffic definitely made it interesting," explained the 39-year-old Saxonburg, Pa. racer. "Me and Eddie Carrier had a heck of a battle door-to-door for I don't know how many laps. We got in traffic and he got by me then it worked to my favor and I got by him. We all got bottlenecked and luckily I made the right lane choice in traffic and got up to second. The traction around the bottom made things interesting. You had to fight for it."
 
"It might not be as exhilarating as a Super Late Model around the wall here but they're still fun to drive," Ferree added. "They are actually harder to race with because everyone is so competitive and close. It makes every mistake exponentially worse where Supers you can recover from. Thanks to the Lukons for allowing me to race this car- I've had a lot of fun. Hopefully I can keep doing this and getting better. I have to also thank my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, my crew for working coming to work on this car just as hard as my own car, and Vicki (Emig) from RUSH- this is a nice deal."
 
Paugh fended off Carrier for third place by just 0.213 of a second to earn $1,250 and the Dirt Defender "Defensive Drive of the Night" award. Carrier brought Junior Nolan's #13 home in fourth ($1,000) for the second straight race after finishing ninth in the "Bill Emig Memorial" at Lernerville. Tour rookie and "Futures Cup" racer, Ryan Frazee, earned his second top five finish of the season in fifth.
 
Policz dropped to sixth. Third place points man, Michael Duritsky, Jr., advanced from 12th to seventh. Tommy Schirnhofer, Jr. was eighth after starting 15th. Jake Gunn improved from the 13th starting spot to ninth. After a season best sixth at the last Tour race, Logan Zarin had a good run going 17th to 10th for his third straight top 11 finish- all his season's best.
 
Wonderling, who lost the points lead, salvaged another tough weekend going 21st to 12th and earned the $100 Precise Racing Products "Pedal Down" Hard Charger award and received a $250 Crash's Custom Graphics certificate. After seemingly having the points in control with five straight top five finishes including three consecutive wins earlier in the season, Wonderling has really struggled of late. Saturday was Wonderling's third straight finish outside the top 11 and fourth time in the last five races. Wonderling will now try and take the points lead back for the second straight year in the Lernerville finale.
 
Robbie Scott closed out the "Bill Hendren Memorial" weekend in a winning debut driving for the Zarin Family. The 43-year-old Shinnston, WV driver earned $500 after a dominating performance in the Non-Qualifier taking the checkered flag first by 4.529 seconds in the #5. Scott raced under the fellow black #5 of Levi Crowl in turn two on lap two for the winning move to become the 39th different "Wheelman" Non-Qualifier winner in 46 races run all-time! 2017 "Wheelman" Champion, Jamie Wrightsman, started fourth and passed Crowl on lap nine for second to take over sole possession of the "Wheelman" points lead. Crowl dropped to third over Bill Kessler and Chuck Bowie. In addition to their prize money, all of the non-qualifiers also received a contingency worth at least $100 from RUSH.  
 
On Friday night, Western Pennsylvania Rookie-of-the-Year, Logan Zarin, came out on top of the second annual "One to Remember" Non-Winners race presented by Pace Performance. Logan, who debuted a Jim Zarin throwback look on the #1z- a surprise to his father, passed Josh Stoica on lap five following a restart and drove off over the final 11 non-stop laps winning by a huge margin of 6.003 seconds for the $800 victory. In addition to his cash and hardware, Zarin also received a Go Pro Hero 7 white kit valued at $400 from CrateInsider.com and a $250 Crash's Custom Graphics gift certificate.
 
"This is definitely special to win at my home track- I can't even talk right now," expressed the recently-turned 17-year-old Moon Twp., Pa. driver of the Jim Zarin-owned, Zarin's Truck & Automotive/Tomei's Towing/Lovell Enterprise/RL Bolea Oil/Wheels, Wings & Wishes Foundation-sponsored ride. "I remember my dad winning so that's why I decided to do the car this way and thought maybe we'd get lucky, and I guess it worked!"
 
Stoica, who battled for the win in the 2018 event before finishing third, was able to do one spot better this year in second for $300. Sixth starting Zach Gunn passed Bob Schwartzmiller on lap 10 to finish third. Schwartzmiller, who was making his 2019 debut, was fourth after finishing second last year. Tour regular, Bill Kessler, who failed to qualify for the feature, was able to record a top five in both the Non-Winners and Non-Qualifier races.
 
Also on Friday night, Jake Gunn earned his first FK Rod Ends "Shock the Clock" honors in qualifying with a lap of 19.471 to earn $100. Picking up $25 FK Rod Ends heat races were Mollick, Policz, Paugh, and Carrier. Mollick also won the dash on Friday. Winning Saturday's last chance B mains were Wonderling and Schwartzmiller.
 
The Zarin Truck & Automotive "$500 Club" was co-sponsored by Bazell Race Fuels with the following top 15 drivers in PPMS points being randomly drawn for $100: Justin Lamb, Stoica, Schirnhofer, Zarin, and Duritsky. Winning the second Go Pro Hero 7 white kit ($400 value) from CrateInsider.com, this one in a random draw of all competitors, was Colton Flinner. The $150 spoiler kit from Ontime Body & Graphic was for position 14 in the feature and that went to Wayne Robertson.  
 
The Sweeney Tour will complete the 2019 seasons at Lernerville Speedway on October 17-19 with the annual "Steel City Stampede". Thursday will include practice followed by FK Rod Ends "Shock the Clock" Qualifying and FK Rod Ends heat races on Friday night. Saturday will be last chance B main(s), the $2,000 to-win feature, and $200 to-win non-qualifier. Sunday is the rain date.
 
Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Late Model Touring Series "Bill Hendren Memorial" Race #14 (40 laps, $5,200 to-win): 1. KYLE LUKON (184) 2. Alex Ferree (Lukon 184X) 3. Garret Paugh (03) 4. Eddie Carrier, Jr. (Nolan 13) 5. Ryan Frazee (11F) 6. Ben Policz (14B) 7. Michael Duritsky, Jr. (90J) 8. Tommy Schirnhofer, Jr. (8S) 9. Jake Gunn (14G) 10. Logan Zarin (1z) 11. Nico Dabecco (F1) 12. Jeremy Wonderling (3J) 13. Michael Reft (9R) 14. Wayne Robertson (20) 15. Dusty Waters (14) 16. Braeden Dillinger (14) 17. John Waters (LeBarron 11) 18. Christian Schneider (Maniecki 1ST) 19. Bob Schwartzmiller (28s) 20. Josh Stoica (22J) 21. Jared Kane (10) 22. John Mollick (Bentz 60M) 23. Justin Lamb (93x) 24. Ron Hall (01) 25. Zach Gunn (17G). (Note: Braeden Dillinger took a Tour provisional.)
 
Non-Qualifier (10 laps, $500 to-win): 1. Robbie Scott (Zarin 5) 2. Jamie Wrightsman (21J) 3. Levi Crowl (5) 4. Bill Kessler (09) 5. Chuck Bowie (14c) 6. Eric Hamilton, Jr. (33x) 7. Chad Sines (15)-DNS 8. Daryl Charlier (Springer 42)-DNS 9. Brian Goebel (12G)-DNS 10. Paul Jablonski (3)-DNS 11. Bryan Hoffman (15H)-DNS 12. Colton Flinner (48F)-DNS 13. Zach Kane (7)-DNS.
 
"One to Remember" Non-Winners Race (15 laps, $800 to-win): 1. Logan Zarin 2. Josh Stoica 3. Zach Gunn 4. Bob Schwartzmiller 5. Bill Kessler 6. Chad Sines 7. Zach Kane 8. Bryan Hoffman 9. Paul Jablonski 10. Brian Goebel 11. Jared Kane 12. Eric Hamilton, Jr. 13. Levi Crowl-DNS.
  
Car Count: 38
Feature Margin of Victory: 1.654 seconds
Feature Lap Leaders: John Mollick (1-33), Kyle Lukon (34-40)
Go Pro Hero 7 white kits ($400 value) from CrateInsider.com: Colton Flinner & Logan Zarin
Crash's Custom Graphics $250 Certificates: Jeremy Wonderling & Logan Zarin
Zarin Truck & Auto "$500 Club" co-sponsored by Bazell Race Fuels: Justin Lamb, Josh Stoica, Tommy Schirnhofer, Jr., Logan Zarin & Michael Duritsky, Jr.
Ontime Body & Graphic "Spoiler Alert": Wayne Robertson
Precise Racing Products "Pedal Down Hard Charger": Jeremy Wonderling (+9)
Dirt Defender "Defensive Drive of the Night": Garret Paugh
TBM Brakes "Tough Brake of the Night": John Mollick
Sunoco 5-Gallon Race Jug: Kyle Lukon
 
FK Rod Ends "Shock the Clock" Qualifying ($100 for fast time) (Track record 18.849 by Mike Pegher, Jr. on 5/12/12): 1. Jake Gunn 19.471 2. Ben Policz 19.510 3. Garret Paugh 19.535 4. Eddie Carrier, Jr. 19.702 5. Nico Dabecco 19.777 6. Zach Gunn 19.818 7. John Waters 19.849 8. Michael Duritsky, Jr. 19.884 9. Alex Ferree 19.888 10. Kyle Lukon 19.916 11. Wayne Robertson 19.955 12. Bill Kessler 19.967 13. Logan Zarin 19.981 14. Colton Flinner 20.011 15. Ryan Frazee 20.044 16. Ron Hall 20.059 17. Zach Kane 20.091 18. Justin Lamb 20.105 19. Tommy Schirnhofer, Jr. 20.135 20. Dusty Waters 20.166 21. John Mollick 20.174 22. Daryl Charlier 20.253 23. Bob Schwartzmiller 20.257 24. Michael Reft 20.263 25. Jeremy Wonderling 20.266 26. Christian Schneider 20.348 27. Robbie Scott 20.545 28. Josh Stoica 20.614 29. Jared Kane 20.652 30. Levi Crowl 20.652 31. Brian Goebel 20.690 32. Chuck Bowie 20.772 33. Jamie Wrightsman 21.207 34. Braeden Dillinger 21.213 35. Bryan Hoffman 21.565 36. Chad Sines 21.853 37. Eric Hamilton, Jr. NT 38. Paul Jablonski NT.
FK Rod Ends Heat 1 (8 laps, Top 5 transfer to A, $25 to-win) 1. Mollick 2. Dabecco 3. Ferree 4. J. Gunn 5. Zarin 6. Wonderling 7. Z. Kane 8. Wrightsman 9. Crowl 10. Hamilton-DNS.
 
FK Rod Ends Heat 2 (8 laps, Top 5 transfer to A, $25 to-win) 1. Policz 2. Lukon 3. Lamb 4. Z. Gunn 5. Schneider 6. Flinner 7. Dillinger 8. J. Kane 9. Charlier 10. Jablonski-DNS.
 
FK Rod Ends Heat 3 (8 laps, Top 5 transfer to A, $25 to-win) 1. Paugh 2. Frazee 3. J. Waters 4. Schirnhofer 5. Robertson 6. Schwartzmiller 7. Scott 8. Hoffman 9. Goebel.
 
FK Rod Ends Heat 4 (8 laps, Top 5 transfer to A, $25 to-win) 1. Carrier 2. Hall 3. Duritsky 4. Reft 5. D. Waters 6. Stoica 7. Bowie 8. Kessler 9. Sines.
 
Dash (6 laps): 1. Mollick 2. Policz 3. Paugh 4. Lukon 5. Frazee 6. Hall 7. Dabecco 8. Carrier-DNS.
 
Last Chance B Main 1 (8 laps, Top 2 transfer to A): 1. Wonderling 2. J. Kane 3. Dillinger 4. Crowl 5. Wrightsman 6. Hamilton 7. Charlier 8. Jablonski 9. Flinner 10. Z. Kane-DNS.
 
Last Chance B Main 2 (8 laps, Top 2 transfer to A): 1. Schwartzmiller 2. Stoica 3. Scott 4. Kessler 5. Bowie 6. Sines 7. Goebel 8. Hoffman.
 
RUSH Racing Series is brought to you by Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC & Pace Performance along with the support of Hoosier Tire, Bilstein Shocks, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, Hovis Auto & Truck Supply, FK Rod Ends, Wehrs Machine & Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, TBM Brakes, Performance Bodies & Parts, Racing Electronics, Dirt Defender, Wrisco Industries, Frankland Racing Supply, Landrum Performance Spring, Ontime Body & Graphic, Trailer-Alarms.com, Bonnell's Rod Shop, Sherwood Wheels, Alternative Power Sources, Precise Racing Products, Lincoln Electric, Velocita-USA, Classic Ink USA, CrateInsider.com, and Valley Fashions.
 
E-mail can be sent to the RUSH Racing Series at info@rushracingseries.com and snail mail to 4368 Route 422, Pulaski, PA 16143. Office phone is 724-964-9300 and fax is 724-964-0604. The RUSH Racing Series website is www.rushracingseries.com. Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/rushlatemodels and follow us on Twitter @RUSHLM.
 

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Haider Earns NWSLMS Rookie of the Year Crown

Wenatchee, WA (October 16, 2019)–Tristan Haider has been behind the wheel of a race car of some type since he was nine years old. Along the way success, wins and accolades have been part of his rise in the Northwest.

 

Count 2019 as another big step in Haider’s career as the Olympia, Wash. driver finished fourth in the Northwest Super Late Model Series championship standings and earned the season’s Jefferson Racing Rookie of the Year award.

 

Taking experiences from the climbs to the top of each division Haider has competed in along the route of his young career, 2019 goals were set to show he was capable of challenging the best of the best on the series.


 

“For the 2019 season, our team set some aggressive goals which included running up front and competing for the NWSLMS championship. We had a good season, which included winning the rookie of the year award, and being in contention for the championship. Even though we didn’t quite have the consistent speed needed throughout the year to win the championship, we had our moments of running up front. Our main goals for the 2020 season will be to have more consistent speed and to go after the championship.”

An upgrade in the engine department opened the door for Haider to run up front in NWSLMS action this season and in the future, he explained.

“This was our first year not running a crate motor which changed how I had to approach each race. With the more races that I got under my belt, I gained a better understanding of how hard to push the car throughout the race and still have tires at the end. The level of competition we faced pushed us every weekend and the experience gained this year will help out a lot for next year.”

Having run all but one track on the series schedule also helped Haider build his finishes from week to week. But, like all rookies, one stop did through a curveball at Haider and his team.

“The most challenging track this year for us was Hermiston Raceway, as it was the only track on the NWSLM schedule that I had zero prior experience on. The limited amount of practice time to figure out the track and determine what the car wanted made things difficult, but my team worked hard and at the end of the day we were happy with the progress we made.”

Lining up alongside some of the greatest talent in Northwest late model racing, Haider took it all in each race weekend.

“It’s been a goal of mine since I was a kid to race a super late model and compete with some of the best in the region. Getting to run against high caliber drivers every race this season has been a great learning experience and has really helped increase my driving ability. It's humbling to know that our team has been able to compete with them, and I look forward to what next year brings.”

To be one of the top drivers on the series takes sponsors and a strong team. Haider has had both behind this season as he raced to the Rookie of the Year title.

“My parents have been the biggest help to get me to this point in my career, and they’re the reason that I began racing cars in the first place. Over the years they have spent a lot of time and made many sacrifices to allow me to follow my passion. Thank you to them for everything that they do, I couldn’t do it without them. I also have to thank Knight Fire Protection, Sunset Air, Daikin, Thurston County Transmission, DeVere Public Affairs and Consulting for being part of our team in 2019.”

Haider will be part of the NWSLMS Awards Evening set for Nov. 9 in Wenatchee, Wash. The gathering brings together the top drivers of the series, crew chiefs and this season’s contingency winners for a gala event put together in conjunction with Wenatchee Valley’s Super Oval.

 

ABOUT THE NORTHWEST SUPER LATE MODEL SERIES

The Northwest Super Late Model Series is the premier regional touring Super Late Model series in the Northwest. The series has many valued sponsors including Hoosier Racing Tire, McGunegill Engine Performance, Port City Race Cars, AR Bodies, Joes Racing Products, Penske Racing Shocks, Jostens, Accelerated Graphics, Five Star Bodies, Longacre Racing Products, Wheel Chill, KRC Power Steering, Atomic Screenprinting and Embroidery, Franks Racing Radio, BLP, Jefferson Racing, Leonard Evans Used Car Super Store, The Ti Company and Pacific Steel Structures LLC. For more information on the series visit www.nwslms.com  or on Facebook or Twitter. To contact the series please email northwestsuperlatemodels@gmail.com.

 

 

Marshall Jr. Posts Breakthrough Victory in Fall Classic

Yakima, WA (October 8, 2019)–For Randy Marshall Jr. the will has always been there to race and beat the very best the Northwest has to offer. From quarter midget days, hobby stock racer then moving to Pro Late Models, the Moxee, Wash. native has been strong at every level he’s competed at in his career. However, Marshall Jr. has yearned to put it all together and compete at the highest level, Northwest Super Late Model Series racing.


 

 

Over the last month Marshall sold his Pro Late Model team and invested in one car, with one motor and all the parts needed to challenge the elite drivers he’d watched win races at his home track of Yakima Speedway.

 

On Saturday night everything fell into place for the 29-year old, as he beat Jason Jefferson to the line en route to picking up the 32nd Annual Yakima Speedway Fall Classic 200.

 

Trenton Moriarty, Mike Longton and Robert Presley rounded out the top-5 finishing order.

 

Garrett Evans, the most recent NWSLMS winner at Yakima Speedway (May’s Apple Cup) scored the top spot in qualifying and battled inside the top-5 throughout the first 100-lap segment of the Fall Classic 200, ended up sidelined late in the going with overheating issues.

 

Longton led for the first 20 laps before giving way to Doni Wanat on the night’s first restart after a caution. Marshall Jr. also cleared Longton in the then moved past Wanat one lap later to take a lead he would never relinquish. Wanat was forced out of the race at lap 24 with rear suspension issues.

 

Behind Marshall was some of the night’s best racing as the blistering pace set in the early going put several cars a lap down with drivers inside the top-10 jockeying for position to stay ahead of the leader.

 

In addition to Marshall’s mastery of the Fall Classic, the driver that showed he also had a strong car on the night was Jefferson. The Naches, Wash. native and past NASCAR race winner flew through the field after a subpar run in qualifying to get inside the top-5 by lap 53. From there, the veteran’s patience worked to his advantage as drivers fell out due to attrition, giving Jefferson plenty of chances to run a pace that best suited his Chevrolet.

 

Moriarity was one driver that kept close tabs on the leaders throughout the night as he, Evans and Jefferson were able to stay within two seconds of the Marshall’s pace, but a late race pit stop to address a loose deck lid put the Evergreen Speedway star to the rear of the field where he had to mount a charge to get back to his eventual third-place finishing position.

 

Another driver that looked to have a car capable of battling Marshall and Jefferson was two-time Fall Classic winner, Naima Lang, who could get close to top-3 in the late going, but often found that Longton was lurking just off the back bumper ready to make a pass if he left the low groove open. With positions three-sixth battling late in the 200, Marshall built a lead of nearly four seconds over his closest pursuers.

 

At lap 182, Lang’s night would come to a close as he bought out the final caution of the evening with motor issues.

 

On the restart, Marshall dealt with the hard charging Jefferson in quick fashion and never looked back in scoring his Fall Classic victory and first win on the Northwest Super Late Model Series. The win netted Marshall a payday of nearly $8,000 and will go down as a fan favorite for the young gun.

 

WINNER HAD NO DOUBTS ABOUT HIS POTENTIAL IN THE FALL CLASSIC:

 

“I’ve always said that if we could ever get the chance to have a great race car, I never doubted we could win races like this. We finally made that happen, when we purchased this car from Garrett a few weeks ago. In years past, we’ve had good cars but with this one Garrett and his team provided a car and set-up that has worked at Yakima and my crew fine-tuned it to give me some things that fit my driving style. Once I settled into a groove for the weekend, we went out and showed them what we could do in excellent equipment.”

 

JEFFERSON RALLY FALLS ONE SPOT SHORT:

 

“We didn’t qualify all that well (18th) and so it put us in the position to have to work the car hard to get up through the field. Once I got to the top 5 in the first half, I figured we’d have a chance (in the second 100 laps), but I have to give it up to Randy, they had a great car and we just didn’t have enough to get him over the last few laps.”

 

MORIARITY LOOKS TO BIGGER PICTURE WITH HIS TOP-3 RUN:

 

“This has been a good year for us whether we’re running here on the (Northwest Super Late Model) Series, making our first start on the NASCAR K&N Pro Series and the races we ran at (home track) Evergreen Speedway. This gives us a boost as were putting together a deal to run the NASCAR K&N Pro Series race in Phoenix with Jefferson Racing and hopefully put together a deal to run with them full-time in 2020.”

 

NOTES OF INTEREST:

 

       Marshall Jr. drove a Chevrolet, powered by a Hamner engine bolted into a Hamke chassis. Sponsors include Better All Auto Sales, Kustom Fab and Boydstun.

       2019 NWSLMS Rookie of the Year, Tristan Haider, posted his best finish at Yakima Speedway with a seventh-place run.

       Marshall, Jefferson, David Garber and Andy Beaman all wheeled cars once owned and maintained by Evans Racing Enterprises.

       Jefferson, who on most race days serves as Evans spotter, scored his second top-3 finish in his last four starts including a win in 2016.

       Cristiani posted his lowest finish of the season with an 18th place run. The NWSLSM points leader fell out at lap 72 with the rear-end housing broke.

       Moriarity was the highest finishing Toyota. Longton was the lone Ford to finish inside the top-10 running order with the top-2 drivers both in Chevrolets.

       Four Western US states (Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana) along with the Canadian Province of British Columbia were represented in the 25-car field.

 

NORTHWEST SUPER LATE MODEL SERIES UNOFFICIAL RESULTS

Fall Classic 200

Yakima Speedway

200 Laps/100 Miles

 

Official Finishing Pos./No./Driver/Laps Completed

1)        25        Randy Marshall Jr. 200

2)        97        Jason Jefferson      200

3)        12        Trenton Moriarity    200

4)        17l       Mike Longton          200

5)        17        Robert Presley         200

6)        91        Alan Cress                200

7)        24        Tristan Haider           200

8)        10        Wes Mader              195

9)        00        Naima Lang                        183

10)      1s        Rod Schultz Jr.         160

11)      64        Garrett Evans          133

12)      14        Brandon Carlson    112

13)      3          Andy Beaman        101

14)      1          Agni Howell             101

15)      7          Bryce Bezanson      100

16)      100     Scott Walker            99

17)      77        CJ Hawley               72

18)      90        Trevor Cristiani         72

19)      31        Jason Fraser                        70

20)      24b     Tim Babcock           57

21)      20        Shelby Thompson  38

22)      93        Dave Garber           38

23)      93t      Austin Thom             37

24)      89        Doni Wanat             24

25)      33        Christopher Kalsch 17

 

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Jason Hiett Wins B J Parker Memorial Southern All Stars At Talladega Short Track
 
RACE RECAP: EASTABOGA, AL—The Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series presented by MaxFab made its annual stop at the Talladega Short Track during NASCAR weekend and the race was in honor of the man that started the series B J Parker and in the 42 lap $4,200 to win feature Jason Hiett set fast time and then lead all 40 laps to take the win.  It was Hiett’s third career Southern All Star win. 
 
Jack Hale finished in the second spot, with Dillon Tidmore third, Jason Frame fourth and Ashton Winger fifth.
 
Finishing in the sixth spot was the 2019 Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series Champion David Breazeale of Four Corners, MS., who clinched the series title, is the first driver from the state of Mississippi to win the title since the 1983-84 seasons when Don Hester and Jerry Inmon took the titles.  Breazeale also become the 24th different series champion in the 36 year history of the series.
 
Todd Morrow bright home a seventh place finish from his 14th starting spot, eight to Josh Putnam, ninth Ronnie Johnson from 12th and finishing in the tenth spot was Dallas Cooper from 17th.
 
RACE TIDBITS: Talladega Short Track locals held their ground on their home turn once again as Hiett, Hale and Tidmore took the top three spots.
 
David Breazeale of Four Corners, MS., looks like he will take his first Southern All Star Championship and become the 24th different champion in the 36 year history of the series.
 
Zach Leonhardi of Cartersville, GA., has clinched the Cruise with the Champions/Dirtondirt.com Rookie of the Year for the 2019 season.
 
First time starts with the series this year Jadon Frame, Todd Morrow, Matthew Turner, Heath Hindman,
 
Car Count: 30
 
SUNOCO RACE FUELS GROUP QUALIFYING:  Group A: Jason Hiett 13.644
Group B: Jack Hale 13.832
 
Knowles Race Parts Fast Qualifier: Jason Hiett 13.644
 
Hoosier Racing Tires Heats:
 
PPM Race Products B Mains: Christian Hanger-Ronnie Johnson
 
AR Bodies Last Car Lead Lap: Tim Roszell
 
COR Suspensions 10th Place Finisher: Dallas Cooper
 
36 Racing & Fabrication Hard Charger:
 
BrakeOMeter 4th Place Finisher Award: Jadon Frame
 
Rugged Radios Communications Award:
 
Results Pending Tire Test: 1.Jason Hiett; 2.Jack Hale; 3.dillon Tidmore; 4.Jadon Frame; 5.Ashton Winger; 6.David Breazeale; 7.Todd Morrow; 8.Josh Putnam; 9.Ronnie Johnson; 10.Dallas Cooper; 11.Billy Franklin; 12.Tim Roszell; 13.Mark Dodson; 14.Sam Seawright; 15.Matthew Turner; 16.Tim Busha; 17.Casey Turman; 18.Heath Hindman; 19.Destin Mince; 20.Riley Hickman; 21.Terry Smith; 22.Josh Adkins; 23.Matt Dooley; 24.Christian Hanger
 
DNS: Sam Norman; Jeff Johns; Houston Spurlock; Chris Harris; Teddy Snow, Chris Harris   
 
For more information concerning the Southern All Stars contact Lynn Acklin - General Manager: 256-924-4546 www.sasdirt.com
 
2019 SOUTHERN ALL STAR POINTS STANDINGS PRESENTED BY MAXFAB: 1.David Breazeale 1376; 2.Zach Leonhardi 1224; 3.Billy Franklin 1056; 4.Mark Dodson 1018; 5.Riley Hickman 982; 6.Ashton Winger 630; 7.Austin Arnold 398; 8.Michael Page 474; 9.Andrew Littleton 410; 10.Joseph Joiner 372   
 
2019 CRUISE WITH THE CHAMPIONS/DIRTONDIRT.COM ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: 1.Zach Leonhardi 371; 2.Billy Franklin 326; 3.Andrew Littleton 174; 4.Austin Arnold 139; 5.J R Moseley 131
 
2019 AR Bodies Challenge: 1.Mark Dodson 138; 2..Brad Skinner 71; 3.David Brannon 58; 4.Steven Stehle 46; 5.Farrel Skelton 36; 6.Greg Love 31; 7.Derek Fisher 22; 8.Shawn Martin 21; 9.John Minon 21; 10.Danny Barrett 20;
 

 

Rickey Weiss Makes A Cleans Sweep Of Southern All Star Smoky Mt Action

 
RACE RECAP: MARYVILLE, TN—The Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series presented by MaxFab made its second top of the season at the Smoky Mt Speedway in Maryville, TN., and Canadian driver Rickey Weiss won his second Southern All Star race in the King of the Mountain Fall Classic giving him the sweep of the Southern All Star events at the track in 2019.
 
Weiss started on the pole and did lead every lap, but he had a few challenges such as restarts as David Crabtree and Shannon Buckingham would stay close for a few laps and then he would be challenged by working his way through the lapped traffic, but he used patience and took his time as he had the dominate car and knew that he could build his lead back up when got clear of the slower cars. Weiss took home $7,500 for the win.
 
Finishing in the second spot was least year’s race winner Shannon Buckingham who started eighth as he and third place finisher Crabtree put on show for the fans as they battled each other hard for the latter half of the race.  Southern All Star point’s leader David Breazeale came home in the fourth spot and ow has 64 point lead going into the final race of the season at Talladega.  Fifth place went to Eric Wells who was making his first start of the year with the series as he moved up from his seventh starting position.
Dalton Cook was the big mover of the night as he moved up 10 spots to come in sixth, John Blankenship finished in the seventh spot,  Tommy Kerr eighth, Vic Hill ninth and Zach Leonhardi tenth.
 
RACE TIDBITS: David Breazeale of Four Corners, MS., looks like he will take his first Southern All Star Championship and become the 24th different champion in the 36 year history of the series.
 
Zach Leonhardi of Cartersville, GA., has clinched the Cruise with the Champions/Dirtondirt.com Rookie of the Year for the 2019 season.
 
Racing action at Smoky Mt Speedway was some of the best of the season for the series as there was racing on the top, the bottom and the middle.  Many drivers moved up and down during the 50 lap event as the track was very good and so was the racing.
 
First time starts with the series this year Eric Wells, John Blankenship, Chris Combs, Kenny Collins, Stacy Boles, Joey Standridge, Derek Ellis, Jeff Wolfenbarger, and Skylar Marlar
 
Next race will be October 12th at the Talladega Short Track a 40 lap $4,000 to win event to coincide with the NASCAR Weekend
 
Car Count: 26
 
SUNOCO RACE FUELS GROUP QUALIFYING:  Group A: Ricky Weiss 16.492
Group B: David Crabtree 16.690
 
Knowles Race Parts Fast Qualifier: David Crabtree 12.232
 
Hoosier Racing Tires Heats:
 
PPM Race Products B Mains: Vic Hill-Kenny Collins
 
AR Bodies Last Car Lead Lap:
 
COR Suspensions 10th Place Finisher: Zach Leonhardi
 
36 Racing & Fabrication Hard Charger: Casey Turman
 
BrakeOMeter 4th Place Finisher Award: David Breazeale
 
Rugged Radios Communications Award: Rickey Weiss
 
Results Pending Tire Test: 1.Ricky Weiss; 2.Shannon Buckingham; 3.David Crabtree; 4.David Breazeale; 5.eric Wells; 6.Dalton Cook; 7.John Blankenship; 8.Tommy Kerr; 9.Vic Hill; 10.Zach Leonhardi; 11.Brandon Kinzer; 12.Chris Combs; 13.Kenny Collins; 14.Dakotah Knuckles; 15.Robby Moses; 16.Mark Dodson; 17.Stacy Boles; 18.Joey Standridge; 19.Matt Henderson; 20.Bobby Giffin; 21.Derek Ellis; 22.Jeff Wolfenbarger; 23.joseph Faulkner; 24.Slylar Marlar.
 
DNS: Casey Turman, Dalton Polston   
 
For more information concerning the Southern All Stars contact Lynn Acklin - General Manager: 256-924-4546 www.sasdirt.com
 
2019 SOUTHERN ALL STAR POINTS STANDINGS PRESENTED BY MAXFAB: 1.David Breazeale 1288; 2.Zach Leonhardi 1224; 3.Billy Franklin 978; 4.Mark Dodson 944; 5.Riley Hickman 932; 6.Ashton Winger 630; 7.Austin Arnold 398; 8.Michael Page 474; 9.Andrew Littleton 410; 10.Joseph Joiner 372   
 
2019 CRUISE WITH THE CHAMPIONS/DIRTONDIRT.COM ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: 1.Zach Leonhardi 371; 2.Billy Franklin 296; 3.Andrew Littleton 174; 4.Austin Arnold 139; 5.J R Moseley 131
 
2019 AR Bodies Challenge: 1.Mark Dodson 108; 2..Brad Skinner 71; 3.David Brannon 58; 4.Steven Stehle 46; 5.Farrel Skelton 36; 6.Greg Love 31; 7.Derek Fisher 22; 8.Shawn Martin 21; 9.John Minon 21; 10.Danny Barrett 20;
 
UPCOMING SOUTHERN ALL STAR DIRT RACING SERIES EVENT:
Oct 12th Talladega Short Track-Eastaboga, AL-$4,000
 

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SWEENEY RUSH SERIES TO CLOSE OUT 2019 SEASON THIS WEEKEND AT LERNERVILLE IN "STEEL CITY STAMPEDE" WITH LATE MODEL & HOVIS SPORTSMAN MOD TOURS PLUS SPRINT CAR FINALE; TIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP BATTLE IN LM TOUR & MOD WEEKLY SERIES
(Sarver, PA)...The 2019 racing season for the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model and the Sportsman Modified Touring Series powered by Pace Performance along with the RUSH Sprint Cars will come to a close this weekend (October 17-19) at Lernerville Speedway for the "Steel City Stampede".  The RUSH Late Models will compete in a Sweeney Marquee Tour event, while the RUSH Sportsman Modifieds will battle in a Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Touring Series event, and the RUSH Sprint Cars in a Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series special.  Though not in competition, the RUSH Pro Stock "Manufacturers Night" presented by MSD Performance will take place in the registration tent at 2 p.m. on Saturday with $7,000 in product giveaways. 
 
An open practice will be held Thursday night (October 17) with heat races for all divisions on Friday night followed by the conclusion of the events on Saturday.  Group qualifying for the RUSH Late Models will be at 7 p.m. on Friday with racing starting early at 4 on Saturday.  The rain date is Sunday. 
 
"This is always a great way to end our season," said RUSH Director Vicki Emig.  "Our Late Model racers are always excited to get the chance to compete at Lernerville.  The car counts have always been strong and the racing at Lernerville is always some of the best of the season. Our championship annually comes down to this event.  The Sportsman Modifieds have been given the opportunity to race numerous times over the past six seasons at Lernerville.  It's been a great way to continue to grow this division, and we expect a large turnout this weekend.  Lernerville was a very important part of getting our RUSH Sprint division off the ground in 2018, and their races this year at the track have been tremendous.  We'll also reward the Lernerville RUSH Pro Stock racers on Saturday with their Manufacturers Night."
 
The RUSH Late Models are coming off a very successful record-setting "Bill Hendren Memorial" event presented by FK Rod Ends in conjunction with Pro Fabrication as part of the "Pittsburgher 100" at Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway two weeks ago where Kyle Lukon won $5,200.  Saturday's event will pay $2,000 to-win. There will also be a $200 to-win, $150 to-start non-qualifier.
 
This year's "Steel City Stampede" will be the 11th edition of this huge event that includes most of the region's racing divisions all showcased in this end of the season blowout for the region.  There has yet to be a repeat winner in the Crate Late Models; past winners include Josh Holtgraver (2009), Bryan Force (2010), Butch Lambert (2011), Max Blair (2012), Dennis Lunger, Jr. (2013), Chad Ruhlman (2014), Jacob Hawkins (2015), John Mollick (2016), John Waters (2017), and Colton Flinner (2018).
 
On the heels of three straight Sweeney Tour wins, Kyle Lukon has exploded into the points lead for the first time in his career. Lukon is up just three on defending champion, Jeremy Wonderling, who had to overtake Jason Genco last year in the finale at Lernerville to win the points. Wonderling has struggled of late with finishes of 12th or worse in four of the last five races. Michael Duritsky, Jr. has pretty much secured third in points, but would love to capture his first career Tour win at a track he runs well at. Braeden Dillinger, Ryan Frazee, and Logan Zarin are fourth through sixth in points in their first year on the Tour. Completing the top 12 points paying positions are Bill Kessler, Jason Genco, Max Blair, Kyle Murray, Chad Sines, and John Waters.
  
Meanwhile, the RUSH Sportsman Modifieds will join the "Steel City Stampede" for the sixth consecutive year.  Greg Martin won the inaugural race in 2014, while Nick Ritchey won his first ever at Lernerville in 2015.  Rocky Kugel topped what was at the time in 2016 was a record field of 29 cars.  Steve Slater won the 2017 event, while last year saw teen Blaze Myers score a popular first Tour win after coming out of the B main to also win the "Futures Cup" title.  The Sportsman Mods will complete their fifth season of Bicknell Touring Series competition and will be featured in an $800 to-win event.
 
By virtue of three wins, Garrett Krummert leads the Tour points by 26 over Jim Rasey, who is in his first year of RUSH racing. Krummert can clinch his second straight title by finishing 22nd or better on Saturday night. The Hovis Weekly Series Championship is a different story as Krummert, Chas Wolbert, and Rob Kristyak are in a three-way tie for the lead. A win by any of the three drivers will earn them the $3,000 title. If none of the three wins and one finishes second, that driver will earn the title. If none of the three finish in the two top, then Krummert wins the tiebreaker. David Kalb, Jr. has already clinched the "Futures Cup" title.
  
The RUSH Sportsman Modifieds have only raced once thus far this season at Lernerville.  Back on July 26, Kristyak topped a 28-car field for the Weekly Series win, and will now look to perform the feat again and take the title.
 
The RUSH Sprints will wrap up their sophomore season this weekend racing for $800 to-win, $160 to-start.  Chad Ruhlman has already clinched up his second $5,000 Bonnell's Rod Shop Championship. Ruhlman has won 10 times in 2019 including one of the two Lernerville races. Zach Morrow won the other on August 31 for the "Manufacturers Night" presented by MSD Performance, which had an all-time high 21 cars in action. Morrow, who finished third in last year's points, sits second over Brian Woodhall, who led the points for much of the season. Jeremy Weaver and Brandon Blackshear are fourth and fifth in points in their first season of Sprint Car racing.
 
The annual "Manufacturers Night" presented by MSD Performance for the RUSH Pro Stocks will take place on Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. in the registration tent.  The 14 drivers that competed at least six times in 2019 at Lernerville will be eligible for the $7,000 in product giveaways. There will be one prize per driver. Each driver will also receive a buy one get one free Landrum Spring for an additional total value of more than $1,000.  Due to the Stampede being an "open" rules event, drivers do not need to be present or compete to be eligible to win the prizes.  
  
FK Rod Ends "Shock the Clock Qualifying and Beat the Heat" will be utilized on Friday night for the Late Models meaning the fastest qualifier will receive $100 and all heat race winners will earn $25. The pole position dash will also be run on Friday night this year. 
 
The Zarin Truck & Auto "$500 Club" drawings will take place on Saturday at the drivers meeting. The top 15 drivers in Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway and Dog Hollow Speedway track points that compete will be eligible for the five $100 drawings.
 
For both the Late Models and Modifieds, Precise Racing Products will award a $100 gift card for the "Pedal Down" Hard Charger that passes the most cars in the feature.  The TBM Brakes "Tough Brake of the Night" will award three bottles of Xtreme6 Racing Brake Fluid valued at approximately $45 along with a certificate for a discount off any TBM Brakes purchase for both classes.
 
RUSH Sportsman Modified Series Officials will determine the Sherwood Racing Wheels "Man of Steel" award winner as one that bounced back from an earlier mishap to finish the event strongly each night.  The selected driver will receive a certificate for a free Sherwood Racing Wheel.  
 
The Ontime Body & Graphic "Spoiler Alert" will award a $150 spoiler to the 15th place finisher of the Late Model feature. The Dirt Defender "Defensive Drive" will go to the driver that best defended his position throughout the night in both the Late Models and Modifieds.  This award chosen by RUSH Officials will award a $40 Dirt Defender product package.  A Sunoco 5-Gallon Race Jug will go to the winner of each Tour race. 
 
RUSH Late Model Feature Payoff: 1. $2,000  2. $1,000  3. $650  4. $550  5. $470  6. $435  7. $410  8. $370  9. $340  10. $310  11. $280  12. $270  13. $260  14. $250  15. $240  16. $235  17. $230  18-24. $225. 
 
RUSH Late Model Non-Qualifier Payoff: 1. $200  2. $190  3. $185  4. $180  5. $175  6. $170  7. $165  8. $160  9. $155  10-24. $150. Tow $125.
 
RUSH Sportsman Modified Feature Payoff: 1. $800  2. $500  3. $350  4. $300  5. $250  6. $220  7. $180  8. $175  9. $170  10. $165  11. $160  12. $155  13. $150  14. $145  15. $140  16. $135  17. $130  18-24. $125.  Tow $75.
 
RUSH Sprint Car Feature Payoff: 1. $800  2. $400  3. $300  4. $250  5. $225  6. $220  7. $210  8. $200  9. $190  10. $185  11. $180  12. $175  13. $170  14-18. $165  19-24. $160.  Tow $75.
 
2019 Sweeney RUSH Late Model Touring Series points (only Tour members receive points): 1. Kyle Lukon 1146  2. Jeremy Wonderling 1143 3. Michael Duritsky, Jr. 1114  4. Braeden Dillinger 1086  5. Ryan Frazee 1051  6. Logan Zarin 1010  7. Bill Kessler 972  8. Jason Genco 787  9. Max Blair 766  10. Kyle Murray 685  11. Chad Sines 632  12. John Waters 595  13. Brian Knowles 579 14. Sam Pennacchio 537 15. Jared Kane & Jamie Wrightsman 506  17. Darrell Bossard 498 18. J.J. Mazur 472 19. Ross Robinson 464  20. Scott Gunn 404   21. Logan Roberson 384  22. Matt Latta 342  23. Dale Hollidge 254   24. Jason Knowles 244  25. Trever Feathers 243  26. Cody Dawson 233  27. John Mollick 226 28. Paul Norman 217  29. Cory Sines 215  30. Dale McDonald, Jr. 210  31. Garret Paugh 192  32. Jon Rivers 171 33. Al Shawver, Jr. 140 34. Beamer Guzzardi 80.
 
2019 Sweeney RUSH Sportsman Modified Hovis Touring Series Points (only Tour members receive points): 1. Garrett Krummert 494 2. Jim Rasey 468 3. Chas Wolbert 464 4. Rob Kristyak 458 5. Kole Holden 449 6. Kyle Martell 418  7. Greg Porter & Jacob Jordan 402 9. Tony Tatgenhorst 353 10. David Kalb, Jr. 239 11. Cameron Nastasi 239 12. Blaze Myers 179 13. Jacob Wolfe 159 14. Nathen McDowell 142 15. Will Thomas III 94 16. Jordan Ehrenberg & Brandon Ritchey 87 18. Tom Urey 76.
 
2019 Sweeney RUSH Sprint Car Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series Points (based on best 12 finishes): 1. Chad Ruhlman 1321 2. Zach Morrow 1304 3. Brian Woodhall 1297 4. Jeremy Weaver 1278 5. Brandon Blackshear 1243 6. Kevin Ruhlman 1240 7. Andy Feil 1217 8. Shawn Smith 1210 9. Arnie Kent 1208 10. Brad Blackshear 1207 11. Steve Pedley 1187 12. Dave Hawkins 1184 13. Matt Sherlock III 1174 14. Brian Hartzell 1169 15. Tyler Powell 1050 16. Brian Ruhlman 849 17. John Mollick 763 18. Nolan Groves 756 19. Brandon Hawkins 676 20. Brad Church 672 21. Scott Hawkins 577 22. Ryan Fraley 484 23. Greg Beach 474 24. Frank Wilson, Jr. 374 25. Phil Thornton 284 26. Jim Kurpakus 90.
 
The AMB/MyLaps transponders are required at Lernerville.  Driver radios are always mandatory at the 454.000 channel.  The entry fee is $100 for Late Models and $35 for Sportsman Modifieds.    There will be an open practice from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday night.  Registration and tech opens at 2 p.m. on Friday.  Drivers meeting at 6:20 p.m. with group qualifying for the RUSH Late Models at 7:00 followed by heat races at 7:30.  Racing begins early on Saturday at 4 p.m.  Check out the following link for additional "Steel City Stampede" event details https://nebula.wsimg.com/ea019ef4e043565caba57861b8f4d24b?AccessKeyId=8E2905451B0FC458A421&disposition=0&alloworigin=1.
 
Lernerville is a 4/10-mile high-banked clay oval located 11 miles southeast of Butler, Pa. on Route 356 at 313 North Pike Road, Sarver, PA 16055.  Lernerville is just 30 miles northeast of the Pittsburgh metropolitan area.  For more information, check out their website at www.lernerville.com or call 724-353-1511 (office) or 724-353-1350 (track).
 
RUSH Racing Series is brought to you by Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC & Pace Performance along with the support of Hoosier Tire, Bilstein Shocks, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, Hovis Auto & Truck Supply, FK Rod Ends, Wehrs Machine & Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, TBM Brakes, Performance Bodies & Parts, Racing Electronics, Dirt Defender, Wrisco Industries, Frankland Racing Supply, Landrum Performance Spring, Ontime Body & Graphic, Trailer-Alarms.com, Bonnell's Rod Shop, Zarin Truck & Automotive, Sherwood Wheels, Alternative Power Sources, Precise Racing Products, Lincoln Electric, Velocita-USA, Classic Ink USA, CrateInsider.com, and Valley Fashions. 
 
E-mail can be sent to the RUSH Racing Series at info@rushracingseries.com and snail mail to 4368 Route 422, Pulaski, PA 16143. Office phone is 724-964-9300 and fax is 724-964-0604.  The RUSH Racing Series website is www.rushracingseries.com. Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/rushlatemodels and follow us on Twitter @RUSHLM.
 

 

ECONO MODS PERMITTED TO COMPETE WITH RUSH PRO MODS IN 2020; WEEKLY RACING AT STATELINE & BRADFORD WITH POSSIBLE SPECIALS AT OTHER NORTHERN TIER SPEEDWAYS; POINTS FUND & MFG NIGHT CONTINUES FOR RUSH PRO MOD RACERS

 

(Pulaski, PA)...In conjunction with the promoters of Stateline and Old Bradford Speedways and discussions with industry leaders, the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Pro Mod Series powered by Pace Performance have made a mutual decision to allow legal Econo Mod competitors from the region's weekly tracks that hosted the division in 2019 the ability to compete in 2020 RUSH Pro Mod events; other speedway(s)/series Econo Mod rules packages will be considered upon review.  ALL competitors must be on the current RUSH Pro Mod Hoosier Tires, and bump stops will NOT be permitted. 


 
The $15,050 Sweeney Weekly Series points fund with $3,500 to-win, $300 for 20th, which looks at drivers' best 12 finishes, will continue in 2020 for RUSH Pro Mod-legal member racers only.  Also, the annual "Manufacturers Night" presented by MSD Performance with over $12,000 of valuable product giveaways will be held at a location and date TBA.  All competing RUSH Pro Mod-legal racers will again be eligible to win a product package valued at a minimum of $300 on this night.  Total cash points funds and contingencies awarded to RUSH Pro Mod racers in 2020 is once again expected to exceed $27,000. 

 
In addition to weekly racing at Stateline on Saturday nights and Old Bradford on Sunday nights, Genesee Speedway in Batavia, NY has expressed an interest to host a couple events, and it's expected the McKean County Fair race will return to McKean County Raceway in East Smethport. Pa. in August. 

At all RUSH Pro Mod events, member racers will get credit for their finishes toward the 2020 championship points fund.  Econo Mod drivers will not be eligible for RUSH Championship points funds, but will receive local track points.     

 
The 2020 season will mark year number five for the RUSH Pro Mods.  Justin Carlson was the inaugural champion in 2016, while Dennis Lunger, Jr. has won the last three titles.  Stay tuned for additional information and rules throughout the off-season; note Econo Mod rules enforcement will be the responsibility of each individual speedway.

 
RUSH Racing Series is brought to you by Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC & Pace Performance along with the support of Hoosier Tire, Bilstein Shocks, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, Hovis Auto & Truck Supply, FK Rod Ends, Wehrs Machine & Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, TBM Brakes, Performance Bodies & Parts, Racing Electronics, Dirt Defender, Wrisco Industries, Frankland Racing Supply, Landrum Performance Spring, Ontime Body & Graphic, Trailer-Alarms.com, Bonnell's Rod Shop, Sherwood Wheels, Alternative Power Sources, Precise Racing Products, Lincoln Electric, Velocita-USA, Classic Ink USA, CrateInsider.com, and Valley Fashions.

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

 

"BILL HENDREN MEMORIAL" UP NEXT FOR SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL TOUR AT PITTSBURGH THIS WEEKEND; $5200 TO-WIN FEATURE PRESENTED BY FK ROD ENDS IN CONJUNCTION WITH PRO FAB; "ONE TO REMEMBER" NON-WINNERS RACE PRESENTED BY PACE NOW $800 TO-WIN & THE NON-QUALIFIER INCREASED TO $500 TO-WIN

 

(Imperial, PA)...The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Touring Series powered by Pace Performance is ready to resume action this weekend (October 4-5) at Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway for the "Bill Hendren Memorial" presented by FK Rod Ends in conjunction with Pro Fabrication. The seventh annual Northeast version will pay a record $5,200 to-win, $325 to-start.  In addition, Pace Performance will present the second annual "One to Remember" non-winners feature paying $800 to-win, $75 to-start on Friday night and the weekend will conclude with the $500 to-win, $150 to-start Non-Qualifier. The "Pittsburgher 100" highlighted by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will also include the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply RUSH Sportsman Modified Touring Series for the first time running the "Betsy Kriegisch Memorial" for $2,000 to-win.

 
This marks the fourth straight year PPMS has hosted the "Bill Hendren Memorial" and second straight year that the event purse will see an increase. Last year's show jumped to $4,000 to-win, $300 to-start with the addition of the $500 to-win, $50 to-start "One to Remember" race. For 2019, the feature, non-winners, and non-qualifier has seen an increase for every position! This is due to the great efforts by Bill Hendren's son Steve and his family. FK Rod Ends in conjunction with Pro Fabrication have stepped up their involvement to grow the feature purse as has Pace Performance to present the "One to Remember". In addition, CrateInsider.com, Miley Motor Sports, RUSH, Ingram Engines, 955 Automotive, and Race 1 have helped to increase the "One to Remember" purse.
 
And since last week's announcement press release, Winning Motorsports Marketing along with Bill's grandchildren Alex, Igor, Alyssa, Michayla, Johnathan, and Steven have both added an extra $100 to the winner's share of the feature, non-winners, and non-qualifier races. This means the "Bill Hendren Memorial" will now pay $5,200, the "One to Remember" Non-Winner race $800, and the Non-Qualifier $500!
 
In 2005, Bill Hendren, the patriarch of the Hendren family and founder of Hendren Racing Engines, had the foresight to began building his affiliation with crate racing.  As many of his open engine customers looked to crate racing as an opportunity to continue racing Bill began offering free advice via the well know 4M.net message board.  As the concept grew throughout the country, his generosity and expertise was rewarded as many of those who had utilized his knowledge in the beginning utilized him as their engine rebuilder as their needs arose.  Bill passed away on March 19, 2011, but his legacy and dedication to crate racing lives on through his sons, Steve and Mike, as the Hendrens are recognized throughout the entire country as a leader in this specialized form of racing as they continue to operate Hendren Racing Engines. 
 
"I look back to several years ago to a surprise phone call I received from Steve Hendren expressing interest in having a memorial event for his late father Bill Hendren in conjunction with a RUSH Touring event," explained RUSH Director Vicki Emig.  "Although I never knew Bill Hendren personally, I certainly was well aware of his pioneering spirit and great success in the world of GM Performance crate engine racing.  And now to have the Hendren Family allow us to hold their patriarch's only memorial event of the year under the RUSH banner is truly an honor. What Steve and his family have added to the purses this year is tremendous! We have to thank all of the contributors as well as the Mileys for allowing this event to be part of the Pittsburgher 100 weekend."
 
The weekend will get started on Friday (October 4) with $100 FK Rod Ends "Shock the Clock" Qualifying.  Drivers will then compete in FK Rod Heats heat races paying $25 to-win.  Following the conclusion of the night's regularly scheduled events, the "One to Remember" RUSH Late Model feature will be run paying $800 to-win, $75 to-start.  The winner of this race will also receive a GoPro Hero 7 white kit valued at $400 thanks to CrateInsider.com, a large winner's check, a laser etched marble winner's plaque, and a $250 gift certificate from Crash's Custom Graphics through the efforts of Steve Hendren. 
 
In order to be eligible for the "One to Remember" race, driver must compete in the regular "Bill Hendren Memorial" event and never have won a Late Model race of any kind or any headlining division feature event or prior "One to Remember" race.  The lineup will be determined off the "Bill Hendren Memorial" Tour qualifying times with a pill drawn for an invert (4, 6 or 8) depending on car count. 
 
Following the dash and last chance B mains on Saturday, the stage will be set for the 40-lap $5,200 to-win, $325 to-start "Bill Hendren Memorial".  The feature winner along with the second and third place finishers will also receive one of the sought-after laser etched marble plaques.  
 
Also, the "Wheelman" Bonus Event for non-qualifiers at the end of the night will have an increased purse with $500 to-win, $150 to-start.  The winner will also receive a laser etched marble plaque. Contingencies have also been posted for drivers eligible for the non-qualifier. 
 
Along with being a financial support for the event, CrateInsider.com has also posted a second GoPro Hero 7 white kit ($400 value), which will be awarded to a lucky driver by a random draw at the drivers meeting!  In addition to the night's regular $100 Precise Racing Products "Pedal Down" Hard Charger, that driver will also receive a $250 gift certificate from Crash's Custom Graphics.
 
Daryl Charlier has won the last two "Bill Hendren Memorial" races at PPMS, while John Mollick won the event in 2016.  Charlier and Mollick will be two of the favorites trying to stop Kyle Lukon, who has won both of the PPMS Sweeney Tour races this year including "Manufacturers Night" presented by MSD Performance and the "Jook George Steel City Classic".  Lukon's wins accounted for more than $13,600 and will look for the sweep on Saturday night to add another $5,200!
 
The Sweeney Tour has completed 13 events this season with Blair leading the way with five victories.  Jeremy Wonderling won his three races in consecutive events in New York.  Charlie Sandercock swept the "Quebec Invasion" events at Autodrome Granby and Le RPM Speedway. Lukon has won both PPMS races.  Logan Roberson won the Winchester portion of the "Battle of the Bay" Speedweek presented by Wehrs Machine. 
 
Wonderling, who seemingly was in cruise control to his second straight Sweeney Tour Championship, has seen his points lead shrink to just 13 due to finishes of 15th or worse in three of the last four races. Lukon's back-to-back wins have propelled him to second in the standings and hopes his home track advantage will allow him to close the gap even more on Saturday night with just one other race remaining- that being the "Steel City Stampede" at Lernerville Speedway October 18-19. Michael Duritsky, Jr., Braeden Dillinger, Ryan Frazee, and Logan Zarin sit third through sixth in points all in their first year on the Tour. Bill Kessler, Jason Genco, Blair, Kyle Murray, Brian Knowles, and Chad Sines complete the top 12 points paying positions.
 
There have been nine different winners in 15 RUSH Late Model races run in 2019 at PPMS. Mollick leads the way with three wins, while Justin Lamb, Ben Policz, Lukon, and Garret Paugh each have two victories with singles wins to Duritsky, Colton Flinner, and Nico Dabecco. Past PPMS Sweeney RUSH Tour winners include Ryan Montgomery (3), Lukon (3), Charlier (2), Flinner, Mollick, Mike Pegher, Jr., and Jacob Hawkins. 
 
Precise Racing Products will award a $100 gift card for the "Pedal Down" Hard Charger that passes the most cars in the feature.  The TBM Brakes "Tough Brake of the Night" will award three bottles of Xtreme6 Racing Brake Fluid valued at approximately $45 along with a certificate for a discount off any TBM Brakes purchase.  RUSH Late Model Series Officials will also determine the Dirt Defender "Defensive Drive" to the driver that best defended his position throughout the event, and will receive a $40 product package.  The feature winner will receive a Sunoco 5-Gallon Race Jug.  Ontime Body & Graphic's "Spoiler Alert" will award a $150 spoiler to the 14th place finisher on Saturday. 
 
Sweeney RUSH Late Model Tour "Bill Hendren Memorial" presented by FK Rod Ends in conjunction with Pro Fabrication Feature Payoff: 1. $5,200  2. $2,500  3. $1,250  4. $1,000  5. $800  6. $700  7. $600  8. $500  9. $475  10. $450  11. $425  12. $400  13. $390  14. $380  15. $370  16. $360  17. $350  18-26. $325.
 
"One of to Remember" Non-Winners presented by Pace Performance Feature Payoff: 1. $800  2. $300  3. $225  4. $200  5. $150  6. $125  7. $120  8. $115  9. $110  10. $105  11. $100  12. $95  13. $90  14. $85  15. $80  16-24. $75.
 
"Wheelman" Non-Qualifier Payoff: 1. $500  2. $200  3. $195  4. $190  5. $185  6. $180  7. $175  8. $170  9. $165  10. $160  11. $155  12-24. $150.  Tow $125.
 
2019 Sweeney RUSH Late Model Touring Series points (only Tour members receive points): 1. Jeremy Wonderling 1059  2. Kyle Lukon 1046 3. Michael Duritsky, Jr. 1025  4. Braeden Dillinger 1006  5. Ryan Frazee 959  6. Logan Zarin 924  7. Bill Kessler 902  8. Jason Genco 787  9. Max Blair 766  10. Kyle Murray 685  11. Brian Knowles 579  12. Chad Sines 562 13. Sam Pennacchio 537  14. John Waters 516  15. Darrell Bossard 498 16. J.J. Mazur 472 17. Ross Robinson 464  18. Jared Kane & Jamie Wrightsman 436  20. Scott Gunn 404   21. Logan Roberson 384  22. Matt Latta 342 23. Dale Hollidge 254   24. Jason Knowles 244  25. Trever Feathers 243  26. Cody Dawson 233  27. Paul Norman 217  28. Cory Sines 215  29. Dale McDonald, Jr. 210  30. Jon Rivers 171  31. John Mollick 152 32. Al Shawver, Jr. 140 33. Garret Paugh 92 34. Beamer Guzzardi 80.
 
You do not have to a member of RUSH to compete.  The AMB/MyLaps transponders are required.  One-way driver radios are always mandatory at 454.000.  The entry fee is $100.  Pit passes are $75 for the weekend.  Pits are open throughout the afternoon.  A drivers meeting will be held at approximately 5:35 p.m. on Friday with pill cutoff at 5:45.  Warm-ups will get underway at 6 p.m. followed by qualifying at racing.
 
Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway is a ½-mile dirt track with a GPS address of 170 Kelso Rd, Imperial PA 15126, which is located just off the Noblestown exit on Routes 22/30.  For more information, check out their website at www.ppms.com or call 412-279-7223.  The track number on race day is 724-695-3363 or 724-695-0393.  As for their social media outlets, you can like their page on Facebook at  www.facebook.com/PittsburghsPennsylvaniaMotorSpeedway or follow them on Twitter @PAMotorSpeedway.
 
 
RUSH Racing Series is brought to you by Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC & Pace Performance along with the support of Hoosier Tire, Bilstein Shocks, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, Hovis Auto & Truck Supply, FK Rod Ends, Wehrs Machine & Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, TBM Brakes, Performance Bodies & Parts, Racing Electronics, Dirt Defender, Wrisco Industries, Frankland Racing Supply, Landrum Performance Spring, Ontime Body & Graphic, Trailer-Alarms.com, Bonnell's Rod Shop, Zarin Truck & Automotive, Sherwood Wheels, Alternative Power Sources, Precise Racing Products, Lincoln Electric, Velocita-USA, Classic Ink USA, CrateInsider.com, and Valley Fashions.
  
E-mail can be sent to the RUSH Racing Series at info@rushracingseries.com and snail mail to 4368 Route 422, Pulaski, PA 16143. Office phone is 724-964-9300 and fax is 724-964-0604. The RUSH Racing Series website is www.rushracingseries.com. Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/rushlatemodels and follow us on Twitter @RUSHLM.
 
 

 

RICHEST SWEENEY RUSH SPORTSMAN MOD RACE IN HISTORY COMING TO PPMS THIS WEEKEND; "BETSY KRIEGISCH MEMORIAL" TO PAY $2,000 TO-WIN FOR HOVIS TOUR AS PART OF "PITTSBURGHER 100"

 

(Imperial, PA)...The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Sportsman Modified Series powered by Pace Performance is set for its richest event in its six-year history as the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Touring Series will be part of the "Pittsburgher 100" weekend at Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway for the first time ever this Friday and Saturday night (October 4-5). The second annual "Betsy Kriegisch Memorial" will pay $2,000 to-win, $225 to-start in addition to other bonuses and contingencies! Warm-ups will begin at 6 p.m. both nights.

 
"This is going to be a tremendous weekend for RUSH," stated Director Vicki Emig. "To have both RUSH classes share the spotlight with the Lucas Oil Late Models is tremendous via the $5,000 to-win 'Bill Hendren Memorial' for the Late Models and the 'Betsy Kriegisch Memorial' for the Sportsman Modifieds. Through the gracious donations of so many people, we've been able to grow this event into the richest Sportsman Modified race in the history of the region. We have to thank Miley Motor Sports for allowing us to showcase our division at one of the region's biggest events, and this will also be the RUSH Mods first ever Tour race at the 'Monster Half-Mile'."
 
Friday night will feature Ohio Intra Express "Shock the Clock" Qualifying with $100 going to the fastest qualifier followed by heat races along with the pole position dash for $100 to-win thanks to Branden Lockwich. Saturday's program will include the last chance B main(s) and 25-lap feature that boasts a minimum payoff of $9,905 for the 24 starters (see complete purse below). Anyone wishing to still donate towards increasing the purse can contact Chelsie Kriegisch at 724-674-9550 or the RUSH Office at 724-964-9300.
 
In addition to the standard Tour contingencies, the following other bonuses have been posted. The Hot Rod 64 Heat Race Draw will offer all fourth and sixth place heat race finishers the opportunity to win $100 in a random draw thanks to Rodney Beltz. Don and Margie Frickanish have posted a $50 bonus to the driver that finishes last in the feature. Matus Motorsports will award the hard luck driver a case of Brad Penn Oil.
 
There's also over $3,000 in product giveaways. In order to be eligible for the giveaways, driver/car owner must donate a minimum of $50 towards the event AND compete on Friday night. Giveaways will take place on Saturday afternoon at the drivers meeting. Drivers/owners will receive one chance for a $50 donation and two chances for a $100 or more donation.

 
1. Holley Performance Products- 1 Holley 80541-1 650 Carburetor ($700)
2. Landrum Performance Springs- Package of 4 VB Standard Coil Springs ($300)
3. Landrum Performance Springs- Package of 4 VB Standard Coil Springs ($300)
4. Landrum Performance Springs- Package of 4 VB Standard Coil Springs ($300)
5. Landrum Performance Springs- Package of 4 VB Standard Coil Springs ($300)
6. Landrum Performance Springs- Package of 4 VB Standard Coil Springs ($300)
7. Landrum Performance Springs- Package of 4 VB Standard Coil Springs ($300)
8. Wrisco Industries Inc.- 2 Sheets of White Aluminum ($150)
9. Racing Electronics- 1 Switch Receiver ($100)
10. Ultra Shield Race Products, LLC - $100 Ultra-Shield Certificate ($100)
11. Ultra-Shield Race Products- $100 Ultra-Shield Certificate ($100)
12. Ultra-Shield Race Products- $100 Ultra-Shield Certificate ($100)
 
As for the standard Tour contingencies, Precise Racing Products will award a $100 gift card for the "Pedal Down" Hard Charger that passes the most cars in the feature.  The TBM Brakes "Tough Brake of the Night" will award three bottles of Xtreme6 Racing Brake Fluid valued at approximately $45 along with a certificate for a discount off any TBM Brakes purchase.
 
Officials will determine the new Dirt Defender "Defensive Drive" to the driver that best defended his position throughout the night, and will receive a $40 product package.  Officials will also determine the Sherwood Racing Wheels "Man of Steel" award winner as one that bounced back from an earlier mishap to finish the event strongly.  The selected driver will receive a certificate for a free Sherwood Racing Wheel.  The feature winner will also receive a Sunoco 5-Gallon Race Jug.
 
Defending Hovis Tour Champion, Garrett Krummert, leads the Series to Pittsburgh with an 18-point lead over Jim Rasey. Chas Wolbert, Rob Kristyak, and Kole Holden are third through fifth. Completing the top 10 points paying positions are Kyle Martell, Greg Porter, Jacob Jordan, Tony Tatgenhorst, and David Kalb, Jr.
 
So far in Tour competition this year, Wolbert won the non-point 2018 "Apple Festival Nationals" make-up feature to open the season at Sharon, while Kristyak won his first career Tour feature at Expo in July. Krummert won both Tour races at Sharon in August, while Eric Gabany topped a 35-car field at Sharon during the "Apple Festival Nationals" for his first career RUSH win.
 
Meanwhile, Kristyak has a two-point lead on Wolbert in the $3,000 to-win Hovis Weekly Series standings with Krummert trailing six points out of the lead. Holden and Tatgenhorst are fourth and fifth. Four Weekly Series races have been completed at Pittsburgh this season with Krummert winning the first two, while Tatgenhorst and Connor King won the last two for their first career RUSH wins.
 
Minimum Payoff (as of 10/1): 1. $2,000  2. $1,000  3. $700  4. $500  5. $450  6. $425  7. $400  8. $350  9. $325  10. $300  11. $290  12. $280  13. $270  14. $260  15. $255  16. $250  17. $245  18. $240 19. $235 20. $230 21-24. $225 (25-26. $225 for Tour & Track provisional, if necessary). Tow/Non-Qualifier $75.
 
You do not have to a member of RUSH to compete.  The AMB/MyLaps transponders are required.  One-way driver radios are always mandatory at 454.000.  The entry fee is $35.  Pit passes are $75 for the weekend.  Pits are open throughout the afternoon.  A drivers meeting will be held at approximately 5:35 p.m. on Friday with pill cutoff at 5:45. Warm-ups will get underway at 6 p.m. followed by qualifying at racing.
 
"Betsy Kriegisch Memorial" Sponsors: 955 Automotive, Bruce & Leah Altman, Anonymous Donor, Rodney Beltz, Big Daddy's Speed Center, Blackshear Brothers Racing, Bolland Machine, C&R Tire, Preston Cope, Phil Crouse, Rich Gerald, Joe Gibson, Fire Fighter Sales & Service, Flinner Signs & Decals, Don & Margie Frickanish, Kole Holden, Hudzik Racing, Jacob Jordan Racing, Arnie Kent, Connor King, Chelsie Kriegisch, Jessica Kriegisch, Jo & Garrett Krummert, Branden Lockwich, Kevin Long, Kyle Martell, Matus Motorsports, Pat Miller, Ohio Intra Express, Greg Porter, Andy & Lisa Priest, PRS Transit, Ripper Auto Sales, Rock House Bar & Grill, Chad Roland, C.J. Rombold Engines Builders, RUSH Racing Series, Russ King Racing, Jerry Schaffer, Deb Shaffer, Tony Tatgenhorst, Weaver Racing, Wedge Motorsports, Jackie West, Brian Woodhall.
 
Betsy Kriegisch, the mother of RUSH Sportsman Modified racers Chelsie and Jessica Kriegisch, passed away after an extended illness on February 21, 2018 at the age of 57. She was a strong supporter of both her daughters' efforts and by their side as they rose to prominence in the RUSH Sportsman Modifieds. Both girls quickly became competitive and fan favorites. A memorial event as a Hovis Weekly Series show was put together and held last year at Pittsburgh that attracted an all-time Pittsburgh record count of 26, and was won by Rocky Kugel.
 
Both Kriegisch sisters got their start in go-karts, while growing up watching their father compete in the Sprint Car division for many years. Chelsie made her debut in the RUSH Sportsman Modifieds during the inaugural 2014 season running a limited schedule. In 2015, Jessica debuted in the class running a limited schedule, while Chelsie competed full-time. Ever since both sisters have raced full-time in the Series.
 
Chelsie won her first career race on July 13, 2016 in a Tour event at Expo Speedway making history becoming the first female to win a Tour event in the history of Northeast crate engine racing and also became the first female to win in the storied history of Expo.   Chelsie added a second win last year on July 7 at Pittsburgh. Jessica meanwhile captured her first career win about a year later than Chelsie's first coming on July 24, 2017 at Pittsburgh.
 
Betsy was the Kriegisch sisters' biggest fan. She was with them growing up in the grandstands watching Randy race, and was able to see both girls not only win their first career feature, but also was in attendance at both awards banquets when each received their Outstanding Achievement Awards from RUSH.

 
Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway is a ½-mile dirt track with a GPS address of 170 Kelso Rd, Imperial PA 15126, which is located just off the Noblestown exit on Routes 22/30.  For more information, check out their website at www.ppms.com or call 412-279-7223.  The track number on race day is 724-695-3363 or 724-695-0393.  As for their social media outlets, you can like their page on Facebook at  www.facebook.com/PittsburghsPennsylvaniaMotorSpeedway or follow them on Twitter @PAMotorSpeedway.
 
RUSH Racing Series is brought to you by Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC & Pace Performance along with the support of Hoosier Tire, Bilstein Shocks, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, Hovis Auto & Truck Supply, FK Rod Ends, Wehrs Machine & Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, TBM Brakes, Performance Bodies & Parts, Racing Electronics, Dirt Defender, Wrisco Industries, Frankland Racing Supply, Landrum Performance Spring, Ontime Body & Graphic, Trailer-Alarms.com, Bonnell's Rod Shop, Zarin Truck & Automotive, Sherwood Wheels, Alternative Power Sources, Precise Racing Products, Lincoln Electric, Velocita-USA, Classic Ink USA, CrateInsider.com, and Valley Fashions.
 
E-mail can be sent to the RUSH Racing Series at info@rushracingseries.com and snail mail to 4368 Route 422, Pulaski, PA 16143. Office phone is 724-964-9300 and fax is 724-964-0604. The RUSH Racing Series website is www.rushracingseries.com. Like the Sportsman Modified Facebook page at www.facebook.com/rushsportsmanmods and follow us on Twitter @RUSHSportMods. 
 
 

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northwest super late model series

Cristiani Earns 2019 NWSLMS Championship

Wenatchee, WA (October 10, 2019)–Driven to be a champion is catch phrase many use to set goals and rise to the top of a sport. For Northwest Super Late Model Series driver, Trevor Cristiani, the efforts put forth to achieve the goal are in part what made 2019 a season to remember for the Idaho driver.

 

With one win and six top-10 finishes Cristiani capped off his first full-season of NWSLMS competition with a championship, the first for a driver from the Gem State, and becomes the first person to win the title not named Garrett Evans or Britney Zamora.


 

 

Like every driver who begins a year with high hopes and plans to go race‑to‑race and improve, Cristiani took the year as a steady climb to the top of the series points chase.

 

I felt we started the season with a good amount of speed. It just took us a bit to learn the car more to keep the speed going from one track to another since no two seem to be even close to the same. We were forced to do things out of our comfort zone, which ultimately lead us to learning more what the car liked and gained more speed.”

 

One track, Yakima Speedway, provided the most drama for Cristiani as he chased the championship. Having never competed in a super late model on the famed half-mile until this season’s Apple Cup, Cristiani knew the track would be a challenge.


 

 

With a parts failure at last weekend’s Fall Classic presenting the chance for other drivers to step up and claim the championship in what was a tight battle all year, earning the title in the end made up for a short-lived run in the 200-lap finale.

 

“Yakima, I felt was our toughest track. I knew going into the last event we were going to have to perform and we did not. Ultimately, I believe our part failure (rear end housing) was a huge majority of the issues we were fighting all weekend. I felt our chances to win the championship with our race ending so early (at lap 72) had fallen to zero. It was more dramatic when we saw Garrett (Evans, who came into the night third in the championship standings and a mere nine points behind Cristiani) on pit road with an issue (overheating issues that forced Evans out of the race). As unfortunate as it was for him, we did some math and came to realize our chances were not completely out of the equation.

 

“We knew Alan (Cress, who was holding down second place in the points starting the evening) had to finish in a certain position (fifth place) to clinch it and honestly I was rooting for him. It was cool for our outcome to work out the way it did (Cress finished in sixth place giving Cristiani the title by three points), but knowing (Cress’) situation with his late car owner (Bruce Latta, who passed away last winter) and actually being the last championship contender still on the track, I thought it would have been really cool for him to race his way up and earn it at the end in dramatic fashion.”

 

Competing against the toughest drivers the Northwest and Western Canada has to offer, Cristiani took nothing for granted in each of the seven NWSLMS events in 2019.

 

I really enjoyed racing with Alan, he’s a clean, respectable racer with a lot of speed. I felt bad for him after their mishap in Evergreen, which set him back, and he wasn’t able to bring his top equipment to the rest of the events. I know he would have made it an even tighter battle at the end.

 

“Garrett was definitely tough as he always has been, they don’t call him a legend for nothing. To race against that team at every race we knew he and Alan were always going to be our toughest competition. What I felt was very unique racing on the series was every track we went to there was someone else that was blistering fast each time. There was always new competition in each event, so you couldn’t just focus on trying to plan how to beat one or two cars.

 

With the season wrapped up, Cristiani is looking forward to some well-deserved time off with family.

 

“As of right now, I’m focusing on watching my new daughter (Blayke) develop, and don’t want to miss anything more then I need to. It was a long season with the closest track being four to five hours away, so it will be nice to take a small break, but hopefully not a long one.”

 

Having support at home also helped in the chase for the championship.

 

“I have to thank my incredible wife, Aubree, for allowing me to take off for several days to compete and do what I love to do. It was especially tough this last weekend as our daughter was born on Tuesday (Oct. 2). My wife still let me come compete for a championship on the final event. I know that most likely would not have happened with most relationships, but her being a racer herself, she was very supportive, and I couldn’t be more thankful to her for what she has allowed me to do all year.”

 

Finding success at many levels of racing, Cristiani has established himself as one of the region’s top talents. Capturing a touring division championship for his team met several goals put together in the off-season. Plans to challenge for back-to-back championships are still being developed, he added.

 

“My car owners (Don and Luanne Newman) agreed to allow me to race for them for three years, which started in 2017. That run ended after this past weekend. My plans as of now are up in the air as that was his car and equipment that we used, and I can’t afford to do it on my own. I was very fortunate they provided me with the best equipment they could and to cover the burden of financial support of what it costs to race each and every weekend. We would have never competed on the series if it weren’t for them. I’m very grateful to them for the opportunity.

 

Next up for Cristiani will be the NWSLMS Awards Evening on Nov. 9 in Wenatchee, Wash. The gathering brings together the top drivers of the series, crew chiefs and this season’ contingency winners for gala event put together in conjunction with Wenatchee Valley’s Super Oval.

 

ABOUT THE NORTHWEST SUPER LATE MODEL SERIES

The Northwest Super Late Model Series is the premier regional touring Super Late Model series in the Northwest. The series has many valued sponsors including Hoosier Racing Tire, McGunegill Engine Performance, Port City Race Cars, AR Bodies, Joes Racing Products, Penske Racing Shocks, Jostens, Accelerated Graphics, Five Star Bodies, Longacre Racing Products, Wheel Chill, KRC Power Steering, Atomic Screenprinting and Embroidery, Franks Racing Radio, BLP, Jefferson Pitts Racing, Leonard Evans Used Car Super Store, The Ti Company and Pacific Steel Structures LLC. For more information on the series visit www.nwslms.com  or on Facebook or Twitter. To contact the series please email northwestsuperlatemodels@gmail.com

 

One More Battle for NWSLMS Drivers

Wenatchee, Wash. (October 2, 2019)– It all comes down to a 200-lap battle for victory in the 32nd Annual Fall Classic at Yakima Speedway, plus the potential for a Northwest Super Late Model Series championship as four drivers, joined by a stellar field of contenders, invade the famed half-mile this weekend to close out the 2019 racing season.

 

Points leader Trevor Cristiani, Alan Cress, Garrett Evans (2014-16 NWSLMS champion) and 2019 NWSLMS Rookie of the Year, Tristan Haider, have shown plenty of speed throughout the season, but will be joined by some of the biggest names in the region chasing Fall Classic glory.


 

 

The race’s history features some of the greatest drivers in stock car racing from across the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada.  Evans is part of that history and will be out to add to more this weekend. The East Wenatchee, WA driver has won the Fall Classic three times.  One of the biggest moments in Fall Classic history happened in 2001 when Evans took a back-of-the-pack challenge to pass 40 cars and win the race along with a $50,000 bonus.  Evans has been strong this season on the NWSLMS circuit, as he has amassed two race victories in six starts.

 

The all-time Fall Classic winner is Surrey, BC driver Pete Harding with four wins including three consecutive wins between 1997-1998. This season’s event may be the first time in many years Harding is not a part of the action as he has run a limited schedule in 2019, with no announced plans to race Yakima this weekend.

 

Several past Fall Classic winners entered for this weekend’s race including multi-time Evergreen Speedway NASCAR champion, Naima Lang, who has also scored several Fall Classic victories in his career.


 

 

Mike Longton, who etched his name in Fall Classic history by sweeping all the weekend’s racing action in 2008, a feat that paid him nearly $20,000, is also on the pre-entry list. Naches native and 2016 race winner, Jason Jefferson, is expected to contend for his second Fall Classic victory in his last three starts.

 

All will be chasing defending race winner, Jason Fraser, who will look to join an elite club of drivers who have won the Fall Classic in consecutive years, including Harding.

 

With this race being the championship for the NWSLMS, the points battle between Cristiani, Cress, Evans and Haider is a focus, however fifth-place driver, Christopher Kalsch will have his hands full as he tries to keep the position over the likes of Trenton Moriarity, Robert Presley and Dave Garber, who will be out to advance their positions in the championship standings.

 

Fall Classic racing is more than just NWSLMS action as the event attracts the top regional drivers from divisions such as Mini Stocks, Legend Cars, Pro Late Models and Hobby Stocks.

 

The weekend will kick off with practice on Friday. On Saturday, all divisions will run Qualifying, Trophy Dashes with main events in the Legend and Mini Stock divisions. Sunday will feature Hobby Stock and Pro Late Model main events along with the NWSLMS Fall Classic 200-lap finale. For ticket and other information log onto yakimaspeedway.us or the NWSLMS Facebook page.

 

ABOUT THE NORTHWEST SUPER LATE MODEL SERIES:

The Northwest Super Late Model Series Inc. is the premier regional touring Super Late Model series in the Northwest. The series has many valued sponsors including Hoosier Racing Tire, McGunegill Engine Performance, Port City Race Cars, AR Bodies, Joes Racing Products, Penske Racing Shocks, Jostens, Accelerated Graphics, Five Star Bodies, Longacre Racing Products, Wheel Chill, KRC Power Steering, Atomic Screenprinting and Embroidery, Franks Racing Radio, BLP, Jefferson Pitts Racing, Leonard Evans Used Car Super Store, The Ti Company and Pacific Steel Structures LLC. For more information on the series visit www.nwslms.com or on Facebook or Twitter. To contact the series please email northwestsuperlatemodels@gmail.com.

 

 

2019 NORTHWEST SUPER LATE MODEL SERIES Inc.

 

RACE FACTS:

WHAT: Fall Classic 200

Race No. 7 of 7

 

WHERE: Yakima Speedway, Yakima, Wash.

 

WHEN: Oct. 6

 

DISTANCE: 200 Laps/100 Miles

 

SANCTION: Northwest Super Late Model Series Inc. (NWSLMS)

 

PROMOTER: B&B Promotions, Inc.

 

CONTACTS: Randy Marshall Sr. Yakima Speedway (509) 248-0647

Jarrod Goodwin, NWSLMS Director (509) 879-5082

 

THE RACETRACK: Yakima Speedway is a slightly banked .500-mile paved oval.

 

2016 TOP-10 IN THE EVENT

Car. #/Driver/Hometown

1) 97 Jason Jefferson Naches, WA

2) 64 Garrett Evans East Wenatchee, WA

3) 25 Zack Beaman Yakima, WA

4) 20 Andy Sole Marysville, WA

5) 83 Braeden Havens Medical Lake, WA

6) 37 Mike Longton Moxee, WA

7) 22 Lex Johnson Snohomish, WA

8) 89 Doni Wanat Woodinville, WA

9) 12 Dan Obrist Portland, OR

10) 77 CJ Hawley Prosser, WA

 

2019 TOP-10 CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS STANDINGS

1)     Trevor Cristiani

2)     Alan Cress -15

3)     Garrett Evans -16

4)     Tristan Haider -42

5)     * Christopher Kalsch

6)     * Trenton Moriarity

7)     * Chad Hinkle

8)     * Robert Pressley

9)     * Mitch Kleyn

10)                        * Jesse Jensen

* Eliminated From Championship Contention

 

2019 FALL CLASSIC CONFIRMED PARTICIPANTS:

Car. #/Driver/Hometown

00 Naima Lang Lynnwood, WA

1 Rod Schultz Jr Woodland, WA

021 Todd Connell Yakima, WA

7 Bryce Bezanson Snohomish, WA

11 Ed Thomsen Kennewick, WA

12 Trenton Moriarity Monroe, WA

14 Brandon Carlson Victoria, BC, Canada

17 Robert Presley Olympia, WA

17l Mike Longton Moxee, WA

18 Ian Graham Agassiz, BC, Canada

20 Shelby Thompson Spokane, WA

24 Tristan Haider Olympia, WA

24 Tim Babcock Kennewick, WA

31 Jason Fraser Snohomish, WA

33 Christopher Kalsch Hillsboro, OR

64 Garrett Evans E Wenatchee, WA

77 CJ Hawley Prosser WA

89 Doni Wanat Woodinville, WA

90 Trevor Cristiani Boise, ID

91 Alan Cress Stayton, OR

93 Dave Garber Spokane, WA

93 Austin Thom Dundee, OR

97 Jason Jefferson Naches, WA

 


 

READY TO TAKE THE GREEN FLAG:

       This will be the second trip to Yakima Speedway for the Northwest Super Late Model Series in 2019. Garrett Evans won the first stop as he captured the Apple Cup 125 on May 11.

       Yakima celebrates the 32nd running of the Fall Classic at the historic half-mile and the second under the operational leadership of Doug Betteral.

       The series last held its championship race at the Fall Classic in 2016. Jason Jefferson picked up the win while Garrett Evans topped Braeden Havens for the series title.

       In the series first six races, five drivers have scored a race victory: Garrett Evans, Trevor Cristiani, Alan Cress, Mike Holden and Gracin Raz.

       For the first time since 2016, Garrett Evans has multiple wins on the series (Apple Cup 125 and the Neal Newberry 125) heading into the finale.

 

NWSLMS STAT OF THE WEEK:

• Three men will be vying for their first championship at the Fall Classic 200 with one looking to add to his series record three NWSLMS crowns. Trevor Cristiani leads the chase for the 2019 championship with Alan Cress, Garrett Evans (2014-16 champion) and Tristan Haider rounding out the top-4 eligible drivers. Haider has already locked up the Jefferson Pitts Racing Rookie of the Year championship.

 

LOOKING BACK TO THE NEAL NEWBERRY 125:

The following contingency prizes were earned Sept. 21 in the Neal Newberry 125 at Wenatchee Valley Super Oval. Prizes will be presented at the Fall Classic 200. Winning drivers were required to run the contingency decal package provided by the series.

 

Hoosier Racing Tires (1 per driver): Trevor Cristiani, Robert Pressley and Corey Allard

 

Ti Company Hard Charger Award: Not Awarded-$100 cash and plaque rollover to the Fall Classic

 

Penske Racing Shocks Awards:

Top Eligible Finisher- Trevor Cristiani

2nd: Robert Presley

3rd: Christopher Kalsch

 

AFCO/Longacre Racing Products Long Tow Award: Trevor Cristiani, $50 certificate

AFCO/Longacre Racing Products Hard Luck Award: Chad Fitzpatrick, $50 certificate

 

Wheel Chill Pole Position: Brittney Zamora, $100 certificate

Wheel Chill $25 Driver Cool Box: Robert Presley

Wheel Chill $25 Grill Chill Certificate: Tristan Haider

 

Frank’s Radio Top-3 Eligible Finishers: Trevor Cristiani, $100 gift card

Robert Presley, $75 gift card

Alan Cress, $50 gift card

 

ABOUT THE NORTHWEST SUPER LATE MODEL SERIES:

The Northwest Super Late Model Series Inc. is the premier regional touring Super Late Model series in the Northwest. The series has many valued sponsors including Hoosier Racing Tire, McGunegill Engine Performance, Port City Race Cars, AR Bodies, Joes Racing Products, Penske Racing Shocks, Jostens, Accelerated Graphics, Five Star Bodies, Longacre Racing Products, Wheel Chill, KRC Power Steering, Atomic Screenprinting and Embroidery, Franks Racing Radio, BLP, Jefferson Pitts Racing, Leonard Evans Used Car Super Store, The Ti Company and Pacific Steel Structures LLC. For more information on the series visit www.nwslms.com or on Facebook or Twitter. To contact the series please email northwestsuperlatemodels@gmail.com

 

 

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southern all stars

RACE:     B J Parker Memorial   
 

 
PLACE:    Talladega Short Track-Eastaboga, AL   
 

 
DATE:    Saturday October 12th, 2019   
 

 
TIME:    Pit gates open at 3 pm   
 

 
TRACK LAYOUT:    .333 High Banked Clay Oval   
 

 
2018 WINNER:    Jack Hale   
 

 
EVENT SCHEDULE:    Drivers Meeting  6:00pm    
 

 
TRACK CONTACT:    Talladega Short Track 256-831-1413   
 

 
TRACK TWITTER & WEBSITE:    @tstdirt    www.talladegashorttrack.com   
 

 
SOUTHERN ALL STAR: CONTACT    Lynn Acklin 256-924-4546, email: lynn.acklin@sasdirt.com, @sasdirt
 

 
EVENT INFORMATION
 
FAST FACTS
 
Race:  B J Parker Memorial 42 lap $4,200 to win. Annual NASCAR Weekend at Talladega Short Track will be race #16 in the 2019 Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series schedule.
 
Procedure: The starting field is set for 24 cars, including provisionals.
 

 
There will be 2 SUNOCO Race Fuels qualifying groups with the top 5 locked in out of each group. PPM Racing Products B Mains will determine up to 22 starters with the final two spots for highest driver in the 2019
 

 
Tire Rule: Hoosier 1350, 1600, 70.
 

 
Entry Fee: $110
 

 
Purse 1. $4,200; 2. $2,000; 3. $1,000; 4. $900; 5.$800; 6.$700; 7.$600; 8.$550; 9.$525; 10.$500; 11.$450; 12.$425; 13.$400; 14.$400; 15.$400; 16.$400; 17.$400; 18.$400; 19.$400; 20.$400; 21. $400; 22. $400; 23. $400; 24. $400
 

 
Past Winners: John Jones (2); Mike Head (2);Ted Lackey (2);Todd Morrow; William Thomas; Ronny Lee Hollingsworth; Wendell Wallace; Dale McDowell; Shane Clanton; Marshall Green; Stan Massey; James Cline; Rex Richey, Randy Weaver, Jason Hiett, Derek Ellis, Brandon Overton, T J Reaid, Jack Hale
 

 
Purse: Purse: 1. $4,200; 2. $2,000; 3. $1,000; 4. $900; 5.$800; 6.$700; 7.$600; 8.$550; 9.$525; 10.$500; 11.$450; 12.$425; 13.$400; 14.$400; 15.$400; 16.$400; 17.$400; 18.$400; 19.$400; 20.$400; 21. $400; 22. $400; 23. $400; 24. $400
 

 
2019 SOUTHERN ALL STAR POINTS STANDINGS PRESENTED BY MAXFAB: 1.David Breazeale 1288; 2.Zach Leonhardi 1224; 3.Billy Franklin 978; 4.Mark Dodson 944; 5.Riley Hickman 932; 6.Ashton Winger 630; 7.Austin Arnold 398; 8.Michael Page 474; 9.Andrew Littleton 410; 10.Joseph Joiner 372
 

 
2019 CRUISE WITH THE CHAMPIONS/DIRTONDIRT.COM ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: 1.Zach Leonhardi 371; 2.Billy Franklin 296; 3.Andrew Littleton 174; 4.Austin Arnold 139; 5.J R Moseley 131
 

 
2019 AR Bodies Challenge: 1.Mark Dodson 108; 2..Brad Skinner 71; 3.David Brannon 58; 4.Steven Stehle 46; 5.Farrel Skelton 36; 6.Greg Love 31; 7.Derek Fisher 22; 8.Shawn Martin 21; 9.John Minon 21; 10.Danny Barrett 20;
 

 
UPCOMING SOUTHERN ALL STAR DIRT RACING SERIES EVENT:
 
Oct 12th Talladega Short Track-Eastaboga, AL-$4,200
 

 
2019 Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series Sponsors:
 
*Hoosier Racing Tire “The Official Race Tire” of the Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series *Patriot Sports “The Official Merchandise Vendor” of the Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series *Sunoco Race Fuel “The Official Racing Fuel” of the Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series*MaxFab Presenting Sponsor, Rugged Radios Official Communications of the Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series
 

 
2019 Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series Marketing Partners Include: AR Bodies, Brodix Cylinder Heads, ,  COR Suspensions, Cruise with the Champions, DirtonDirt.com, H3 Performance Graphics, Integra Racing Shocks, , MSR Mafia Web Design and Service, PPM Racing Products, RockAuto.com, 36 Racing & Fabrication, BrakeOMeter; Dirt Car Lift, Knowles Race Parts, Hawaiian Island Shine, Racing Junk
 

 
Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series -P.O. Box 189-Fayetteville, Tennessee  37334-
 

B J Parker Memorial to End Southern All Star Season At Talladega Short Track October 12th $4,200 To Win

 
FAYETTEVILLE, TN—The Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series presented by MaxFab will end the 2019 campaign this Saturday night October 12th at the Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, AL., during the annual NASCAR visit to the area with the B J Parker Memorial paying tribute to the founder of the Southern All Stars with a 42 lap $4,200 to win event.
 
This race is in honor to the man that started the Southern All Star Racing Series back in 1983 with a vision of giving the working man and area racers an opportunity to make a little more money running some bigger regional events as well as giving race tracks that can’t hold a national event a chance to hold a regional event and make a little money in doing so.
 
That is basically the same philosophy that is still with the series today as it completes its 36th year of racing and will be crowning a new series champion Saturday night at Talladega Short Track.
 
David Breazeale of Four Corners, MS., has all but locked up the series title and will be in action as well as Zach Leonhardi of Cartersville, GA., who has won the Cruise with the Champions/Dirtondirt.com rookie of the year, Billy Franklin of Alabaster, Al., Riley Hickman of Ooltewah, TN., Mark Dodson of Caledonia, MS., these drivers plus many more regional super drivers are expected to be in action.
 
Local Talladega drivers are always tough to beat as Dallas Cooper heads that list along with Tim Roszell, Terry Smith, Dillon Tidmore, and many more.
 
Pit gates will open at 3pm with drivers meeting 6:30pm hot laps 7pm race time 8pm
 
For track information www.talladegashorttrack.com
 
For more information concerning the Southern All Stars contact Lynn Acklin - General Manager: 256-924-4546 www.sasdirt.com
 
Tire Rule: Hoosier 1350, 1600, 70.
 
Entry Fee: $110
 
Purse: Purse: 1. $4,200; 2. $2,000; 3. $1,000; 4. $900; 5.$800; 6.$700; 7.$600; 8.$550; 9.$525; 10.$500; 11.$450; 12.$425; 13.$400; 14.$400; 15.$400; 16.$400; 17.$400; 18.$400; 19.$400; 20.$400; 21. $400; 22. $400; 23. $400; 24. $400
 
2019 SOUTHERN ALL STAR POINTS STANDINGS PRESENTED BY MAXFAB: 1.David Breazeale 1288; 2.Zach Leonhardi 1224; 3.Billy Franklin 978; 4.Mark Dodson 944; 5.Riley Hickman 932; 6.Ashton Winger 630; 7.Austin Arnold 398; 8.Michael Page 474; 9.Andrew Littleton 410; 10.Joseph Joiner 372   
 
2019 CRUISE WITH THE CHAMPIONS/DIRTONDIRT.COM ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: 1.Zach Leonhardi 371; 2.Billy Franklin 296; 3.Andrew Littleton 174; 4.Austin Arnold 139; 5.J R Moseley 131
 
2019 AR Bodies Challenge: 1.Mark Dodson 108; 2..Brad Skinner 71; 3.David Brannon 58; 4.Steven Stehle 46; 5.Farrel Skelton 36; 6.Greg Love 31; 7.Derek Fisher 22; 8.Shawn Martin 21; 9.John Minon 21; 10.Danny Barrett 20;
 
UPCOMING SOUTHERN ALL STAR DIRT RACING SERIES EVENT:
Oct 12th Talladega Short Track-Eastaboga, AL-$4,200
 

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2019 FASTRAK World Challenge Champion
Logan Roberson
Dohm holds off hard-charging Carpenter for $2,000 win at I-77 Speedway

The FASTRAK Racing Series powered by Chevrolet Performance was back into action again with the newly formed World Challenge weekend. The event in years past was held at the World Championship at Virginia Motor Speedway, however with the $50,000 to win program announced the decision was made to move the World Challenge as it's own separate event.

I-77 Speedway was the host venue thanks to the interest from Glendal Garnes, Keith Bowling & Tiffany Swisher, the event kicked off of Friday night at Ripley, WV. At night's end it was a great show to open up the spectacle with Zack Dohm pocketing a $2000 victory over Tyler Carpenter as the battle was intense through lap traffic the entire 40 lap Feature.

The race was filled with craziness from an attempt three times on the original start, several spins & multi car tangles, fighting a few weather problems during the race & rallying through the pack up to the 4th position by leader Dohm to seal the deal over Tyler Carpenter in his Kryptonite.

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Georiga Outlaw Championship up next for FASTRAK

The FASTRAK Racing Series powered by Chevrolet Performance will head to Screven Motor Speedway on November 22nd and 23rd to conclude the 2019 season. The Georgia State Outlaw Championship will see the FASTRAK Racing Series race for $2,000 to win on Friday the the 22nd and for $3,000 to win on the 23rd. 

The two races will conclude the FASTRAK Racing Series powered by Chevrole Performance 2019 season. Currently, Carson Ferguson leads the tour's points, as he will look to lock up the $10,000 championship at the Southern Georgia Oval. Nick Schalger is currently second in the points. 

The weekend will also see the finale for the ULTIMATE Super Late Model Series as Zack Mitchell looks to repreat as the ULTIMATE Super Late Model Series Champion. The ULTIMATE Super Late Model Series will compete for $5,000 to win on Friday, November 22nd. 

More information about the Georgia State Outlaw Championships will be released in the coming days. 

ULTIMATE Heart of America 2020 season opener announced

Officials with the ULTIMATE Heart of America Super Late Model Series have announced that the 2020 season will kick off on April 4, 2020 at Richmond Raceway. The 54th Annual Season opener for the “Beast of the East” will pay $5,054 to win and $400 to start.

“We wanted to go ahead and announcer our season opener for the ULTIMATE Heart of America,” said Series Director Bill Lupinos, “Richmond is the perfect location to kick off the 2020 campaign for the season, and we are looking forward to getting the rest of the schedule complete.”

Drivers planning to run with the ULTIMATE Heart of America Super Late Model Series will be competing for the $5,000 to win point fund for the 2020 Championship. The point fund pays through the top five drivers in points at season’s end.

Lupinos was announced as the new director for the ULTIMATE Heart of America Super Late Model Series earlier in the year, and now that racing has concluded for 2019 at Richmond Raceway his sights are set on the 2020 season.

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Fall 50 up next for ULTIMATE MOV

The ULTIMATE Mid-Ohio Valley Super Late Model Series powered by Chew On This – Jerky will bring the regional stars of dirt track racing to Florence Speedway in Union KY on Saturday October 26th for their Annual Fall 50 paying $5,000 to the winner. This will be the first trip to the Legendary Florence Speedway operated by the King Family by the ULTIMATE MOV Regional Tour under the director of Robbie Cyrus. The race will sport a $17,000 purse which includes a winner’s check of $5,000 and a starting pay of $400. The drivers will also be running for the 2019 ULTIMATE MOV Super Late Model Championship as this will likely be one of if not the last show of the season.

Florence Speedway is one of the most must see tracks in the United States and with the ULTIMATE MOV region being re-aligned this season, Florence Speedway is now part of the ULTIMATE MOV Family of tracks. We are so happy to get Florence Speedway on our schedule in our 2nd year. The drivers in the MOV put on a great show and we believe this will be a great event.




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FASTRAK World Challenge this weekend at I-77 Speedway

The FASTRAK World Challenge is slated for October 11th and 12th at I-77 Speedway in Ripley, WV. The FASTRAK World Challenge will see the FASTRAK Racing Series regulars plus the stars of the FASTRAK VP Racing Fuels National Weekly Championship face-off against other Pro Late Model drivers in a two-day event. October 11th will be a 40-lap $2,000 to win, $250 to start feature for the FASTRAK Racing Series powered by Chevrolet Performance. Then on Saturday, October 12th the FASTRAK Racing Series will hit the high banked oval for a 50-lap $5,000 to win, $300 to start feature.

While the 2019 FASTRAK World Challenge is open to all competitors, FASTRAK members who have competed in a minimum of six races will be competing for their share of the $5,000 to win FASTRAK World Challenge point fund. The top ten eligible members will receive their point money along with other awards at the end of the 2019 season.

An open practice for all divisions will be held on Thursday October 10th at I-77 Speedway.
 
2019 FASTRAK World Challenge – I-77 Speedway – October 10th through 12th

Thursday – October 10th 
Open practice – All Divisions
 
Friday – October 11th 
FASTRAK Racing Series - $2,000 to win (full show) 
Full Purse
1) $2,000; 2) $1,000; 3) $700; 4) $600; 5) $500; 6) $450; 7) $400; 8) $375; 9) $350; 10) $315; 11) $300; 12) $275; 13) $265; 14-24) $250

Saturday – October 12th 
FASTRAK Racing Series - $5,000 to win (full show) 
Full Purse 
1) $5,000; 2) $2,500; 3) $1,250; 4) $800; 5) $675; 6) $625; 7) $575; 8) $500; 9) $475; 10) $450; 11) $425; 12) $375; 13) $350; 14) $325; 15) $320; 16) $210; 17-24) $300

Full Point Fund for FASTRAK World Challenge (FASTRAK members only with 6 races are eligible for point fund)
1) $5,000; 2) $2,500; 3) $1,250; 4) $750; 5) $625; 6) $500; 7) $450; 8) $400; 9) $350; 10) $300

 

FASTRAK returns to The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway in 2020
Officials with the FASTRAK Racing Series powered by Chevrolet Performance are excited to announce that the nation’s original Pro Late Model Series will return to The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway in 2020 to kick-off the 2020 FASTRAK Triple Crown. The FASTRAK Racing Series will compete for $2,500 to win for the fourth annual “Bill Hicks Sr. Memorial” on Friday, May 22nd. On Saturday, May 23rd the stars and cars of FASTRAK will compete for another $2,500 to win.

The FASTRAK Racing Series powered by Chevrolet Performance will be the support division for the 2020 Patriot Nationals set for Memorial Day Weekend at the Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway. An action-packed weekend that culminates with the Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday.
 
FASTRAK’s last visit to the 4/10th-mile oval was in 2014, a race won by Jonathan Davenport. FASTRAK will conclude the 2020 FASTRAK Triple Crown at Princeton Speedway in Princeton, WV on Sunday, May 24th.

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Brian Schaffer claims FASTRAK Northeast Modified Championship

Brian Schaffer has won the 2019 FASTRAK Northeast Modified Championship at Michael’s Mercer Raceway. Capping the season off with back-to-back wins, Schaffer claimed the Championship over Shayne Izzo, who entered the final race just two points back in the championship hunt.

Brian Schaffer joined several of his family members as track champions at Michaels Mercer Raceway.
 
“It’s been a long time coming here,” he said of his accomplishment. “I was a little worried, but I just tried to run my own race.”

Schaffer used consistency on way to his championship, placing within the top-five seven out of the nine total races this season at the Pennsylvania oval. He only had one finish outside of the top-ten all season long.

“Consistency will certainly lock up a championship,” said FASTRAK Vice President DJ Irvine, “We are proud to have Brian represent FASTRAK as the 2019 Northeast Modified Champion."

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Shaun Jones wins ULTIMATE Northeast Rookie of the Year

Shaun Jones of Shermansdale, PA has won the 2019 Chew on this Jerky ULTIMATE Northeast Super Late Model Series Rookie of the Year. Jones had a strong season following the ULTIMATE Northeast schedule, ultimately finishing second in points on the second-year tour.

“I think it was great,” said Jones, “we had our ups and downs, but to claim this in the series’ second year is special. The series has a friendly staff and is well organized. I enjoy racing with the ULTIMATE Northeast.”

Jones will pick up the $1,500 Chew on This Jerky ULTIMATE Northeast Super Late Model Series Rookie of the year award, and a trophy for his accomplishment. Jones scored two top tens in 2019, with his best finish of 6th at Selinsgrove Speedway on August 10th.

“It been a pleasure having Shaun and his crew be part of our series,” said ULTIMATE Northeast director Rose Compton,”  His level of commitment and drive is exactly what we are looking for in members.

 

Fall 50 up next for ULTIMATE MOV

The ULTIMATE Mid-Ohio Valley Super Late Model Series powered by Chew On This – Jerky will bring the regional stars of dirt track racing to Florence Speedway in Union KY on Saturday October 26th for their Annual Fall 50 paying $5,000 to the winner. This will be the first trip to the Legendary Florence Speedway operated by the King Family by the ULTIMATE MOV Regional Tour under the director of Robbie Cyrus. The race will sport a $17,000 purse which includes a winner’s check of $5,000 and a starting pay of $400. The drivers will also be running for the 2019 ULTIMATE MOV Super Late Model Championship as this will likely be one of if not the last show of the season.

Florence Speedway is one of the most must see tracks in the United States and with the ULTIMATE MOV region being re-aligned this season, Florence Speedway is now part of the ULTIMATE MOV Family of tracks. We are so happy to get Florence Speedway on our schedule in our 2nd year. The drivers in the MOV put on a great show and we believe this will be a great event.


 

 


2019 FASTRAK World Challenge – I-77 Speedway – October 10th through 12th

Thursday – October 10th 
Open practice – All Divisions
 
Friday – October 11th 
FASTRAK Racing Series - $2,000 to win (full show) 
Full Purse
1) $2,000; 2) $1,000; 3) $700; 4) $600; 5) $500; 6) $450; 7) $400; 8) $375; 9) $350; 10) $315; 11) $300; 12) $275; 13) $265; 14-24) $250


Saturday – October 12th 
FASTRAK Racing Series - $5,000 to win (full show) 
Full Purse 
1) $5,000; 2) $2,500; 3) $1,250; 4) $800; 5) $675; 6) $625; 7) $575; 8) $500; 9) $475; 10) $450; 11) $425; 12) $375; 13) $350; 14) $325; 15) $320; 16) $210; 17-24) $300


Full Point Fund for FASTRAK World Challenge (FASTRAK members only with 6 races are eligible for point fund)
1) $5,000; 2) $2,500; 3) $1,250; 4) $750; 5) $625; 6) $500; 7) $450; 8) $400; 9) $350; 10) $300

 

Todd Coffman fends off Dohm for first FASTRAK Racing Series victory

The FASTRAK Racing Series powered by Chevrolet Performance returned to action at the exciting 3/8th mile Richmond Raceway in Kentucky for the 2nd ever visit of the series in “The Bluegrass State” for the 2nd Annual Damn Yankees 50 in front of a capacity crowd. Battling summer like temperatures during the fall, twenty five of the best in pro late models from 6 states from the Carolinas to New York took on “The Beast of the East”. When the dust settled defending winner of last year Zack Dohm came up one spot shy, as #35 Todd Coffman Racing claimed the $5000 payday and inaugural series win.

The race would be the perfect storm for Coffman, has he would be fast qualifier, heat 1 winner and hold off the field for the $5000 to win 50 lapper that was monumental. The race would start off with Coffman jumping out front, 1st yellow flag would turn into red flag on the front stretch after a multi-car accident which caused #75e Elliott Despain flipped multiple times collecting #31 Jacob Curnette and #14a Dustin Golden, all drivers we’re uninjured.

On the restart several times, Dohm would try to get around Coffman, right to the door but would come up shy. As the laps ticked away several yellow flags would wave for cars with tire issues or spins racing to come through the field. All the while Coffman would stay at the P1 spot. While Dohm was not able to catch the leader of Coffman, he was able to pull away from the rest of the top five of drivers #j0 John Owenby and #6 Dillon Brown as they had they own little by side fury throughout the remainder of the race in Kentucky.

Todd Coffman would hold off the likes of Dohm and others in front of a roaring crescendo of race fans in jubilation for the Junction City native taking his career first FASTRAK touring series national win in his 2016 Rocket XR1 chassis that he’s had issues with for years, finally on top at home was special.

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Dustin Mitchell wins at Fayetteville with bold move

Dustin Mitchell scored a valuable win close to home on Friday night, taking the checkered flag in the ULTIMATE Super Late Model Series 50-lap feature at Fayetteville Motor Speedway (NC).

The Pine Level, North Carolina driver completed a daring three-wide pass of pole-sitter Zack Mitchell and Michael Brown to take the top spot on a restart and led the rest of the way to score the $5,000 victory.

The win is Mitchell’s second with the ULTIMATE Supers in 2019, but his first Super Late Model win since re-joining C&R Motorsports in August.

“I got back together with Corky Williams and them a couple of months ago and this is my third win with them, and first in a Super,” Mitchell told Speed51.  “It felt pretty good.”

The win carries extra value at a venue less than an hour from home in a field of 23 ULTIMATE competitors.

“To get one in Fayetteville, in one of these ULTIMATE races, I felt like I had one won last year and gave it away,” said Mitchell.  “I hit the wall down there and knocked myself out of contention for that one.  I’ve always wanted to get a big Super win here at Fayetteville.”

Mitchell’s race-winning move caught many by surprise as he stormed from third to first around the high side of turns three and four, including Mitchell himself.

“I surprised myself there,” he said.  “I saw Zack get a little loose off of two there.   Michael drove up to him and I was committed to the top.  I went in there.  It was either going to win it or come back tenth.”

“Downtown” Michael Brown would also work his way around Zack Mitchell to take the second spot in the event.

“We had a great car,” said Brown.  “The track was a little more racy than I thought it would be.  Dustin made a hell of a move, hats off to him.”

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Max Blair charges to ThunderFest sweep

Max Blair of Centerville, Pa., completed a weekend sweep by winning the Stephanie Eckl Memorial at Thunder Mountain Speedway. The victory was Blair’s second career Ultimate Northeast Super Late Model Series victory after he won the previous night.

Matt Lux set fast time of the night for the second consecutive night with a lap of 15.443. Heat races were won by Matt Lux, Doug Drown, Colton Flinner and Max Blair. B-Mains were won by Charles Powell Jr. and Jared Hawkins.

When the green flag dropped Matt Lux jumper out to and early lead. Lux would lead the first ten laps of the event before giving way to Doug Drown. Drown would lead the race until lap 18 when Blair went around him on the outside of turn four. From there Blair would pull away from the field winning by 5.496 seconds. The 40 lap event went caution free. Jared Hawkins was the hard charger advancing from 18th to 5th.

Jared Miley of Pittsburgh, Pa. was crowned 2019 Ultimate Northeast Super Late Model Series Champion. Miley finished the second with two series victories.

Stephanie Eckl Memorial
FULL RESULTS - THUNDER MOUNTAIN SPEEDWAY 9/28/19
1 - Max Blair 2 - Doug Drown 3 - Matt Lux 4 - Chub Frank 5 - Jared Hawkins 6 - Dan Angelicchio 7 - Colton Flinner 8 - Michael Norris 9 - Andrew Wylie 10 - Boom Briggs 11 - David Scott 12 - Jared Miley 13 - Jon Lee 14 - Greg Oakes 15 - Chris Hackett 16 - Michael Maresca 17 - Charles Powell Jr 18 - Wyatt Scott 19 - Shaun Jones 20 - Andrew Gordon 21 - Kyle Knapp 22 - Kenny Schaffer 23 - Gale Huey 24 - Kirk Baker 25 - Mike Wonderling


 

Blair claims first ULTIMATE Northeast win

Max Blair of Centerville, Pa., passed race long leader Doug Drown on a restart with seven laps to go to pick up his first career Ultimate Northeast Super Late Model Series victory. The victory was worth $4,000 for Blair over a field of 48 cars. Blair crossed the finish line 2.6 seconds ahead of Drown.

When the night began, Matt Lux set fast time with a lap of 15.703 seconds. Heat races were won by Blair, Jared Miley, Dan Angelicchio, Matt Lux, Michael Norris and Doug Drown. B-Mains went to Kyle Knapp and David Scott.

When the green flag dropped polesitter Drown jumped out to an early lead. An early caution would fly for Boom Briggs who suffered a flat tire. Working his way through traffic masterfully Drown would maintain the lead through the middle stages of the race. A caution with 12 laps to go for Dave Blazavich who spun in turn three bunched the field back together with Blair sitting third in the running order. On the restart Blair got into second and would work his way around Drown coming to the line with 11 laps to go. From there, Blair pulled away from the field to pick up the win.
ThunderFest 2019 FULL RESULTS
THUNDER MOUNTAIN SPEEDWAY 9/27/19
1 - Max Blair 2 - Doug Drown 3 - Michael Norris 4 - Dan Angelicchio 5 - Matt Lux 6 - Jared Miley 7 - Mike Maresca 8 - Bryce Davis 9 - Charles Powell Jr 10 - Greg Oakes 11 - Boom Briggs 12 - Mike Wonderling 13 - Colton Flinner 14 - David Scott 15 - Michael Lake 16 - Ryan Markham 17 - Chris Hackett 18 - Kyle Knapp 19 - Kirk Baker 20 - Dave Blazavich 21 - Del Rougeux 22 - Shaun Jones 23 - Chub Frank 24 - Coleby Frye

 
 

2019 Sweeney Touring Series Schedule*

Click here for a printable schedule

 
Wed, April 17Delaware International SpeedwayDelmar, DE$4,000Marquee
Thr, April 18Georgetown SpeedwayGeorgetown, DE$3,000Marquee
Fri, April 19Potomac SpeedwayMechanicsville, MD$3,000Marquee
Sat, April 20Winchester SpeedwayWinchester, VA$3,000Marquee
Sat, May 18Stateline SpeedwayBusti, NY$2,000Marquee
Fri, May 31Outlaw SpeedwayDundee, NY$2,000Marquee
Sat, June 1Genesee SpeedwayBatavia, NY$2,000Marquee
Sun, June 2Eriez SpeedwayErie, PA$2,000Marquee
Thr-Sat,
June 20-22
Lernerville SpeedwaySarver, PA$10,000Marquee
Sat, June 29Pittsburgh's PA Motor SpeedwayImperial, PA$2,000Marquee
Tue, July 2Weedsport SpeedwayWeedsport, NY$2,000Marquee
Fri, July 12Autodrome GranbyGranby, QC, Can.$4,000Platinum
Sat, July 13Le RPM SpeedwaySaint-Marcel-de-Richelieu, QC, Can.$4,000Platinum
Fri, August 2Dog Hollow SpeedwayNorthern Cambria, PA$2,000Marquee
Sat, August 10Pittsburgh's PA Motor SpeedwayImperial, PA$6,010Marquee
Fri-Sat,
October 4-5
Pittsburgh's PA Motor SpeedwayImperial, PA$4,000Marquee
Fri-Sat,
October 18-19
Lernerville SpeedwaySarver, PA$2,000Marquee

*Schedule is subject to change.  Additional date(s) may be added. 

 

American Ethanol Late Model Tour 2019 Schedule

Friday, March 29 – Thaw Brawl Presented by Hoker Trucking – LaSalle Speedway (IL) - $5,000

Saturday, March 30 – Thaw Brawl Presented by Hoker Trucking – LaSalle Speedway (IL) - $15,000

Friday, April 19 – Ice Breaker – I-96 Speedway (MI) - $4,000

Saturday, April 20 – Plymouth Speedway (IN) - $4,000

Saturday, May 4 – Montpelier Motor Speedway (IN) - $4,000

Friday, May 10 – Attica Raceway Park (OH) - $4,000

Saturday, May 11 – Radio Active 40 – Atomic Speedway (OH) - $4,000

Saturday, May 18 – Brownstown Speedway (IN) - $4,000

Sunday, May 19 – Gas City Speedway (IN) - $4,000

Friday, May 24 – I-96 Speedway (MI) - $4,000

Saturday, May 25 – Thunderbird Raceway (MI) - $4,000

Sunday, May 26 – Merritt Speedway (MI) - $4,000

Friday, June 21 – Hartford Speedway (MI) - $4,000

Friday, June 28 – I-96 Speedway (MI) - $4,000

Friday, July 5 – Merritt Speedway (MI) – TBA

Saturday, July 6 – 31st Annual Wood Tic – Merritt Speedway (MI) - $7,000

Sunday, July 21 – 9th Annual Bill Waite Jr. Memorial Classic – LaSalle Speedway (IL) - $6,000

Saturday, August 17 – Montpelier Motor Speedway (IN) - $4,000

Friday, August 30 – Famer City Raceway - $5,000

Saturday, August 31 – Fairbury American Legion Speedway - $5,000

Saturday, September 14 – Hartford Speedway - $4,000

Friday, September 27 – Fan Fueled 50k – LaSalle Speedway (IL) – TBA

Saturday, September 28 – Fan Fueled 50k – LaSalle Speedway (IL) – TBA

Saturday, October 12 – Fall 50 – Atomic Speedway (OH) - $5,000

 

April 6 & 7 – Apple Cup, Yakima Speedway,

Yakima, WA

 

April 27 – Leonard Evans 150, Wenatchee Valley Super Oval, Wenatchee, WA

 

June 1 – South Sound 125, South Sound Speedway,

Tenino, WA

 

July 27 – Central Welding 125, Evergreen Speedway,

Monroe, WA

 

Sept 1 – Labor Day Spectacular 125, Hermiston Raceway, Hermiston, OR

 

Sept 21 – Neal Newberry 125, Wenatchee Valley Super Oval, Wenatchee, WA

 

Oct 5 & 6 – Fall Classic, Yakima Speedway, Yakima, WA

 

 MARCH
3-3March Madness
Cherokee Speedway
Gaffney, South Carolina
135Bash at the Beach Night #1
Southern Raceway
Milton, Florida
16Bash at the Beach Night #2
Southern Raceway
Milton, Florida
24March Madness
Cherokee Speedway
Gaffney, South Carolina
APRIL
201st Annual King of the Hill
Thunderhill Raceway
Summertown, TN
26Rockin' with the Stars
Smoky Mountain Speedway
Maryville, Tennessee
27NASCAR Weekend
Talladega Short Track
Eastaboga, Alabama
MAY
41st Annual King of the Hill
Thunderhill Raceway
Summertown, TN
1850th Anniversary Race
Senoia Raceway
Senoia, Georgia
31Night Before the Mike
Richmond Raceway
Richmond, Kentucky
JUNE
1Mike Roland Memorial
Richmond Raceway
Richmond, Kentucky
7River City Rumble
Oglethorpe Speedway Park
Pooler, Georgia
81st Annual Summer Meltdown
Screven Motor Speedway
Sylvania, Georgia
22Michael Head Jr. Memorial
Senoia Raceway
Senoia, Georgia
   
JULY
6July 4th Spectacular
Thunderhill Raceway
Summertown, TN
13Governors Cup
Magnolia Motor Speedway
Columbus, MS
   
AUGUST
31st Annual King of the Hill
Thunderhill Raceway
Summertown, TN
10Governors Cup
Talladega Short Track
Eastaboga, Alabama
3131st Anniversary Race
Southern Raceway
Milton, Florida
   
SEPTEMBER
131st Anniversary Race
Southern Raceway
Milton, Florida
6South Georgia Shootout
Oglethorpe Speedway Park
Pooler, Georgia
7South Georgia Shootout
Screven Motor Speedway
Sylvania, Georgia
21I-75 Slinger Classic
I-75 Raceway
Sweetwater, Tennessee
28King of the Mountain
Smoky Mountain Speedway
Maryville, Tennessee
   
OCTOBER
12NASCAR Weekend
Talladega Short Track
Eastaboga, Alabama
APRIL

 

 

 
 
 

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