Jackson Motorplex Unveils Impressive 2020 Schedule Highlighted
by $100,000-to-Win Jackson Nationals
Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (Nov. 20, 2019) - Jackson
Motorplex officials have been grooming the Jackson Nationals to
become one of winged sprint car racing's marquee events each of
the last several seasons.
2020 edition will elevate it to one of short track racing's
premier events as the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint
Car Series three-day show June 25-27 will offer a whopping
$100,000 to win and $3,000 to start the finale.
Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels
Hybrids will be the support class the first night and the
Wisconsin WingLESS Sprint Series is the support class the final
two nights. The event format will be released at a later date.
Jackson Motorplex will host several other huge events next
season in addition to the 42nd annual Jackson Nationals.
4/10-mile dirt oval welcomes the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car
Series on May 29-30. The opening night pays $5,000 to win and
the finale is $7,500 to win.
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series presented by C&B Operations
invades the track on July 10-11 with the opener offering $12,000
to the winner and the finale providing a $15,000 top prize.
Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions visits
Jackson Motorplex on July 31 for a $10,000-to-win event with a
Monster Truck Throwdown set for Aug. 1.
Midwest Power Series and Midwest Sprint Touring Series are
scheduled for six nights of action - May 22, June 5, June 19,
July 17, July 24 and Aug. 21 - prior to the season finale 360
Nationals running Sept. 4-6.
Bank Midwest Summer Series will run four times on Tuesday nights
- June 9, June 30, July 21 and Aug. 25 - featuring IMCA A Mods,
IMCA Sport Mods, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Hobby Stocks and IMCA
season starts on May 15 when the Bumper to Bumper IRA Sprint Car
Series is the headlining division for the Great Lakes Shootout.
Advanced tickets for the Jackson Nationals as well as the nights
featuring the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car Series, Lucas Oil
Late Model Dirt Series, Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit
of Champions and Monster Truck Showdown will go on sale Jan. 1.
weather forces postponement of 4-Cylinder Nationals
date to be announced later
PELETIER, NC – A wet weather forecast for the upcoming weekend
has prompted the Carolina Mini-Stock Challenge and Bobby
Watson’s Carteret County Speedway to postpone the 4-Cylinder
Nationals, which was originally scheduled for this weekend.
Drivers from as far north as New Hampshire had pre-registered to
compete in the race. With a 70 percent chance of rain in the
forecast for Saturday and Sunday, on top of already saturated
grounds, Carolina Mini-Stock Challenge president Travis Provost
and Carteret County Speedway owner Bob Lowery both agreed to
cancel the race.
A make-up date will be announced by the Carolina Mini-Stock
Meseraull, Orr, Bishop and Headley
Earn 2019 Gas City I-69 Speedway
GAS CITY, Ind., Nov. 7 — When
asked why he likes to race at Gas City I-69 Speedway, Thomas
Meseraull had a simple answer. He said he likes Gas City because
he usually does well there.
That was certainly the case in
2019. The San Jose, Calif. native won seven non-wing sprint car
features at the quarter-mile dirt oval in 2019 to earn the
championship at the ultra-competitive track, which averaged 27.3
sprint cars for a regular Friday-night show and presented
several features which were decided by mere inches.
A total of 105 drivers earned
points in the non-wing sprint car division as the track
continued its tradition of being one of the premier short-track
motorsports entertainment facilities in the country. Despite
running four or more divisions weekly on Friday nights, the
well-run programs were usually completed around 11 p.m.
And remarkably in a year fraught
with rainouts, Gas City lost only two shows to Mother Nature.
Meseraull, of Waveland, Ind.,
drove a sprint car owned by Tom Eades of Sharpsville, Ind. for
six of his seven victories. Eades’ DRC chassis is powered by a
Stensland-prepared engine and it’s sponsored by Physical
Medicine Consultants of Fort Wayne, Ind. Allen Brown of Kokomo,
Ind. is the team’s chief mechanic.
T-Mez’s other victory came in the
Don Whitney Racing No. 00, which is a Hawk chassis sponsored by
Ultracell and Physical Medicine Consultants. He led every lap of
the second annual Jerry Gappens Sr. Memorial in June in that
Meseraull, 38, had three wins in
May, one each in June and July, and two in August.
He also won Gas City’s track
championship in 2010.
After finishing third in 2018,
Tyler Hewitt of Marion, Ind. finished second in the championship
in 2019. He scored his first career sprint victory in the
Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) non-wing sprint car feature
on Aug. 9 and then took the top honors in the final regular
non-wing sprint car feature of the year at the track on Oct. 5
during the first annual Fall Festival of Speed. John and Sherril
Long of Albany, Ind. own the One More Time Motorsports Maxim he
drives, which is powered by an Evan Jackson-prepped engine.
Cole Ketcham of Muncie, Ind.
didn’t win a feature at Gas City in 2019 but he was often in the
top five, which earned him third place in the track
championship. Scotty Weir of Marion, Ind. wasn’t a feature
winner at Gas City this year either but he placed fourth in the
final point standings followed by defending track champion
Clinton Boyles of Brownsburg, Ind., who had two feature
victories in 2019.
Other winners of “regular”
non-wing 410 sprint car features at the Grant County track in
2019 were Kevin Thomas Jr. of Avon, Ind.; Shane Cottle of
Kansas, Ill.; Shane Cockrum of Benton, Ill., and Matt Westfall
of Pleasant Hill, Ohio.
Cottle and Chris Windom of Canton,
Ill. also won USAC AMSOIL national sprint car features at Gas
City in 2019. Cottle won during Indiana Sprint Week in July
while Windom was victorious in the second annual James Dean
Classic in September.
Justin Grant of Avon, Ind. won the
USAC NOS national midget race at Gas City in June as part of
USAC Midget Week.
Sixteen-year-old Brayden Clark of
Tipton, Ind. was the top rookie in the non-wing sprint car
division and finished seventh in the final point standings,
right behind Adam Byrkett of Burnettsville, Ind. Clark’s
family-owned DRC uses an Evan Jackson engine and it’s sponsored
by G&G Oil, Quality Pallet and State Farm. Clark is currently a
junior at Tipton High School.
Anthony D’Alessio of Gas City;
Westfall, and Tim Creech II of Indianapolis rounded out the top
10 for the season.
Scott Orr of Columbia City, Ind.
won his fourth Gas City track championship for the United
Midwestern Promoters (UMP) modified division. The first of his
two feature victories didn’t come until July, but his consistent
top-five finishes paid off. His Orr Motorsports No. 88 is
sponsored by Alexander’s Garage and Orr Custom Powder Coating.
Bill Griffith of Van Buren, Ohio
finished second in the modified division, in which 97 drivers
earned points. Andy Bishop of Gas City, who was also the track’s
street stock champion, finished third in the UMP modified point
Derek Losh of Rensselaer, Ind. won
six features but placed fourth in the final point standings.
Clayton Bryant of Fort Wayne, Ind., 29, finished fifth in the
overall championship and won the Rookie of the Year honors for
the division. He got his first feature victory in August and
duplicated that feat at the season finale in October.
Besides Orr, Losh and Bryant,
other UMP modified feature winners in 2019 at Gas City were
17-year-old Logan Kirkman of Richmond, Ind.; Dylan Woodling of
Warsaw, Ind.; Zeke McKenzie of Claypool, Ind., and defending
champion Dillon Nusbaum of Warsaw, Ind.
Bishop won eight street stock
features enroute to that championship in the Thompson Trucking
No. 14. Mike Fincher of Rochester, Ind. finished second in the
final street stock point standings, while Larry Persinger of
Jonesboro, Ind. placed third and also earned the Rookie of the
Year honors. Veterans Ron Flaugh of Converse, Ind. placed fourth
for the season and Ervin Turner of Marion, Ind. finished fifth
out of 53 drivers.
Besides Bishop other street stock
feature winners included Joey Spiewak of Merrillville, Ind.;
David Short of Winamac, Ind.; Tim Wilber of Coldwater, Mich.;
Justin Van Drunen of Crown Point, Ind. and James Headley of
The latter’s 15-year-old son,
popular James (aka JimTom) Headley Jr. of Wabash, Ind., is the
track’s 2019 hornet champion. He won seven features during the
course of the year in the family’s No. 00, which is sponsored by
Dudding’s Heating and Cooling, Garriott Electric, Edwards
Automotive and TJR Trucking. He’s in the class of 2022 at
Southwood Junior-Senior High School.
Two drivers from Columbia City,
Ind. finished second and third in the hornet championship. Jacob
Beard was second, while Randy Brommer placed third.
The champion’s father, James
Headley, was fourth for the year in the hornets with six
victories. In June he was also inducted into the track’s “Walk
of Fame” for being the winningest driver in track history.
Dustin Franks of Portland, Ind., 27, finished fifth in the
hornet point standings out of 64 drivers and was the division’s
Rookie of the Year.
Besides the two Headleys, other
hornet feature winners in 2019 included Josh Gamlin of Kokomo,
Ind.; Gage Allen of Warren, Ind., and Cardell Moore of
In addition to these four main
divisions, other types of race cars that were in action at Gas
City I-69 Speedway in 2019 included winged 410, 360 and 305
sprint cars; vintage sprint cars; midgets; USAC SpeeD2 midgets;
mini-sprints; micro-sprints; TQs; late models, super streets and
tough trucks. There were even competitions for monster trucks,
school buses, mini-vans, vehicles pulling trailers, and moms
driving passenger cars.
The complete point standings are
posted on the track’s website at GasCityI69Speedway.com. Fans
can also follow it on Facebook (@GasCitySpeedwayOnTheGas),
Twitter (@GasCitySpeedway) and Instagram (@GasCitySpeedway).
News about a championship banquet and the 2020 schedule will be
posted in all those places and by the media as soon as that
information is finalized.
aSCS Sprint Cars Headline
Saturday’s Night of Champions at Central Arizona Speedway!
Lonnie Wheatley, CASA GRANDE,
Ariz. (November 7, 2019) – Winged Sprint Cars will take to
Central Arizona Speedway’s 3/8-mile clay oval for the final time
in 2019 during Saturday’s “Night of Champions” tilt.
The ASCS Southwest Region will
drop in on CAS for the third and final time of the season with
the IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, Pure Stocks, Bombers
and Mod Lites in action as well.
Saturday’s racing action goes
green at 7:00 p.m.
In the previous pair of ASCS
Southwest Region events at Central Arizona Speedway, Las Cruces’
Rick Ziehl raced to the checkered flag on both occasions. The
multi-time series champion will try to make it a perfect season
at Casa Grande on Saturday.
While Ziehl has been perfect at
Central Arizona Speedway, it is Phoenix shoe Colton Hardy that
is in command of the ASCS Southwest Region points race with a
56-point advantage over New Mexico’s Jesse Baker and Mesa’s J.T.
Imperial just another seven points back in third. Other top
series contenders include El Mirage’s Eric Wilkins, a June
podium finisher at CAS, and Tempe’s Alex Pettas.
Zach Madrid put a stop to Tyler
Mecl’s two-race winning streak in the IMCA Modifieds the last
time out while Bo Partain won the most recent IMCA Sport
Leading the way in the CAS point
chases are Kelsie Foley in IMCA Modifieds, Mark Harrison in IMCA
Sport Modifieds, Donald Comstock in Pure Stocks and Zack Tate in
Pit gates open at 4:00 p.m. on
Saturday with the grandstand gates open at 5:00 p.m. General
admission for adults is just $15 with children 11 and under
admitted free. Seniors and Military personnel are admitted for
just $12. Pit passes are $35 for adults and $20 for children
7-11 years of age.
Central Arizona Speedway is
located at 512 S. Eleven Mile Corner Road in Casa Grande, AZ,
behind the Pinal County Fairgrounds. For more information,
contact the track at 520-709-0718 or check online at
Menards Series East 2020 Schedule includes Toledo
date; Seven-Race Format Features Short-Track Gauntlet
TOLEDO, Ohio (November 6, 2019) -
The ARCA Menards Series East officially enters a new era with a
seven-race slate in 2020 that will provide a mix of short-track
showcases and national series companion events. The compact
stand-alone schedule will also allow for the opportunity for
competitors to compete for the new ten-race ARCA Menards Series
The East season will kick off as the
main event of the 54th World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing
at Florida's New Smyrna Speedway on Monday, February 10. The
champion will be crowned on Saturday, September 12 at New
Hampshire Motor Speedway's Full Throttle Fall Weekend.
Sam Mayer captured the 2019 East
title at 16 years of age to become the youngest national or
regional series champion in NASCAR history. He's already
counting down the days until the green flag at New Smyrna.
"I am looking forward to returning
to the East series to defend my title in 2020," Mayer said. "I
had so much fun racing in that series this year and learned so
much at every race. The competition was tough, and I'm sure it
will be even better next year. With the series combining, it
will give me the opportunity to race against some new drivers
and become more competitive. Hopefully we can go out and win a
bunch of races and take home another East series championship."
"We are really looking forward to
being a part of the new East series with Sam Mayer," said Keith
Barnwell, GMS Racing manager of driver development and special
projects. "This will be a great series for young drivers to hone
their skills and prepare for the next phase of their careers. We
consider the East series like our home games, and when we travel
for the Showdown it will be like home and away. We are looking
for the opportunity to defend our home races and our title."
With the blending of the ARCA
Menards Series with the newly renamed ARCA Menards Series East
and West, and a consolidated rulebook to go along with it,
opportunities now exist for traditional ARCA Menards Series
teams to test the waters in the East Series. One team looking to
do just that is the ARCA Menards Series reigning championship
team, Venturini Motorsports.
"This is a great schedule with
excellent spacing between events," said Venturini Motorsports
co-owner Billy Venturini. "Our team will continue to compete in
the ARCA Menards Series, as we have since 1982, but this
schedule gives us the flexibility to run these seven races as
well. It's great to be able to offer this to the young drivers
we are working with in 2020 and beyond."
Other schedule highlights include:
New Smyrna Speedway will host the
season opener for the seventh consecutive season. The
high-banked half-mile is just ten miles from Daytona
International Speedway, and the World Series runs parallel to
DAYTONA Speedweeks Presented By AdventHealth at the "World
Center of Racing." Daytona will be the site of the opener of
ARCA's 68th season, with the Lucas Oil 200 Driven by General
Tire on Saturday, February 8.
A pair of tracks that have hosted
both East and ARCA races will be featured on the ARCA Menards
Series East calendar: Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida,
and Marne, Michigan's Berlin Raceway. Five Flags is the home of
the Super Late Model crown jewel, the Snowball Derby, held
annually in December. The quick half-mile will be the second
race on the East schedule on Saturday, March 14. Berlin is the
home track of former NASCAR Gander Trucks champion Johnny Benson
and has been integral in the early careers of other NASCAR Hall
of Famers such as Rusty Wallace and Mark Martin.
Toledo Speedway will also transition
from the ARCA Menards Series on Saturday, May 16 to give the
series a cornerstone event in the Midwest. Toledo's high-speed
half-mile will give a great test for the East drivers and teams.
The race will now be the headline event of a full Saturday of
racing activity at the popular Glass City oval.
The series will be part of two
short-track national series weekends: Bristol Motor Speedway on
Saturday, April 4, and Dover International Speedway on Friday,
August 21. Bristol, the "World's Fastest Half-Mile," was swept
by Mayer in 2019. Dover moves to the penultimate race on the
East schedule as part of the larger national series schedule
re-organization for 2020.
The ARCA Showdown will feature ten
events with a separate points championship and will include
several traditional East race dates, including the annual
combination races at Iowa Speedway and WWT Raceway at Gateway.
The complete NBCSN schedule for the
ARCA Menards Series East, including broadcast times, will be
released at a later date.
2020 ARCA Menards Series East
Monday, Feb. 10
New Smyrna Speedway New
Smyrna Beach, Florida
Saturday, March 14
Five Flags Speedway Pensacola,
Saturday, April 4
Bristol Motor Speedway
Saturday, May 16
Saturday, July 25
Friday, August 21
Dover International Speedway Dover,
Saturday, September 12
New Hampshire Motor Speedway Loudon, New Hampshire
2020 ARCA Showdown Schedule
Friday, March 6
Sunday, April 19
Friday, May 29
Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
Friday, July 3
Lucas Oil Raceway
Saturday, July 11
Friday, July 17
Saturday, August 1
WWT Raceway at Gateway Madison,
Friday, August 14
Watkins Glen International
Watkins Glen, New York
Thursday, September 17
Bristol Motor Speedway Bristol, Tennessee
Saturday, September 26
Memphis International Raceway Millington, Tennessee
Facts on the 24th Annual Budweiser
Oval Nationals at Perris Auto Speedway
24th Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast
"The Southern California Home of Major League Sprint Car
Racing," Perris Auto Speedway on the SoCal Fair and Event Center
(18700 Lake Perris Drive, Perris, CA 92571)
1/2-mile clay oval.
Thursday, November 7, Friday November 8 and Saturday November 9.
PROGRAM: Qualifying, heats, preliminary and A Mains each night.
PRACTICE: Free for fans in the grandstands at 5:00 PM Wednesday,
November 6. $2.00 pizza, beer and soft drinks.
The Amsoil USAC National & CRA Sprint Cars and the Sands
Chevrolet USAC Southwest Sprint Cars.
SANCTIONING BODY: United States Auto Club (USAC)
Spectator gates will open at 5:00 PM on Thursday & Friday with
racing at 7:00. Gates will open and 4:00 PM Saturday with
racing at 7:10.
$93,820.00. $5,000.00 to win and $500.00 to start the A mains
on Thursday and Friday. $7,500.00 to win and $1,000.00 to start
the A main on Saturday.
MARSHAL: Moose Racing Owners Tom and Lauri Sertich
SCHEETZ MECHANIC OF THE RACE AWARD: Named after the legendary
crew chief who had 10 sprint car championships and 155 race
THOMPSON HIGH POINTS AWARD: Named after the National Sprint Car
Hall of Famer. The awards goes to the driver who accumulates
the most total points on the two preliminary nights.
AND EVELYN PRATT MAIN EVENTS: Named after longtime car owners
and officials Bill and Evelyn Pratt. Thursday’s main will be
the “Bill Pratt Main Event” and Friday’s main will be the
“Evelyn Pratt Main Event.”
TICKETS: Advance tickets available by phone at 1-800-595-4849 or
There will be plenty of tickets available for everyone at the
ticket window all three nights. We will not sell out.
ENTRIES: As this piece went to press 42 cars from nine states
have pre-entered (complete entry list below).
DEFENDING CHAMPION: Kevin Thomas Jr. from Cullman, Alabama
CHAMPIONS EXPECTED TO ENTER: Kevin Thomas Jr, (2017, 2018),
Damion Gardner (2009, 2011, 2016), Chris Windom (2010) and Bud
Kaeding (2001, 2002, 2007). Complete list of past winners
AUTOGRAPH SESSION: 4:00 – 5:00 P.M. Saturday on the front
CAMPING ON THE FAIRGROUNDS: $25.00 per night. Campgrounds
opens at noon on Wednesday, November 6.
PHONE NUMBER: (951) 940-0134
SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook: Perris Auto Speedway; Twitter:
perrisautospdwy; Instagram: perrisautospeedway
0 Bud Kaeding
Campbell, CA Morrison Williams
4 Damion Gardner Concord,
CA Mark Alexander
4 Justin Grant Ion,
CA Topp Motorsports
4G Chris Gansen
Verdemont Heights, CA Dennis and Christol Gansen
5 Tye Mihocko Peoria,
AZ Tye Mihocko
5G Chris Windom Canton,
IL Parralax Group/Goacher Racing
5X Tommy Malcolm Corona,
CA Dino Napier
7BC Tyler Courtney
Indianapolis, IN Clauson Marshall/Newman Rcg.
7G Donnie Gansen San
Bernardino, CA Dennis and Christol Gansen
10 Richard Vander Weerd
Visalia, CA Ron Vander Weerd
12 Stevie Sussex Tempe,
AZ ABC Body Shop
12B Joel Rayborne West
Covina, CA Rodney Rayborne
13G Dennis Gile
Phoenix, AZ Gene Gile
13M Thomas Meseraull Waveland,
IN Gene Gile
15 Chris Bonneau Peoria,
AZ Chris Bonneau
16 Mike Martin Yuma,
AZ Mike Martin
19 Kevin Thomas Jr. Cullman,
AL Hayward Thomas Motorsports
19 Logan Seavey Sutter,
CA Andy Reinbold
19AZ C.J. Leary
Greenfield, IN Andy Reinbold
19S Hunter Schuerenberg Sikeston,
MO Andy Reinbold
28M Matt McCarthy Riverside,
CA John McCarthy
32 Chase Stockon Fort
Branch, IN Chase Stockon
34 Jake Swanson Anaheim,
CA John Grau/Mike Burkhart
42 Brody Roa Garden
Grove, CA Dwight Cheney
42X Jason McDougal Tulsa,
OK Dwight Cheney
44 Cody Williams Norco,
CA Cody Williams
44 Jake Helsel
Monroe, WA Tony Helsel
50 Charles Davis Jr. Buckeye,
AZ Charles Davis Jr.
51 R.J. Johnson Laveen,
AZ Rickey Johnson
51T Eddie Tafoya Jr. Chino
Hills, CA Eddie Tafoya Sr.
57 Steve Hix
Ventura, CA Steve Hix
68 Chase Johnson Penngrove,
CA Shawn Thomas
69 Brady Bacon Broken
Arrow, OK Hoffman Auto Racing
69 Randy Waitman Ramona,
CA Randy Waitman
73T Max Adams Loomis,
CA Josh Ford Motorsports
74X Josh Hodges
Albuquerque, NM Hodges Motorsports
83 Austin Liggett Tracy,
CA Tim Liggett
88 Jace Vander Weerd Visalia,
CA Ron Vander Weerd
91R Brody Roa Garden
Grove, CA BR Performance
92 Austin Williams Corona,
CA Tom and Lauri Sertich
98 Verne Sweeney Lomita,
CA Ken Tracy
98X Jeremy Ellertson Lawndale,
CA Jeremy Ellertson
Oval Nationals Winners
1996 – Jimmy Sills
1997 – Rip Williams
1998 – Rodney Argo
1999 – Rickie Gaunt
2000 – Tony Jones
2001 – Bud Kaeding
2002 – Bud Kaeding
2003 – Cory Kruseman
2004 – Cory Kruseman
2005 – Dave Darland
2006 – Dave Darland
2007 – Bud Kaeding
2008 – Jesse Hockett
2009 – Damion Gardner
2010 – Chris Windom
2011 – Damion Gardner
2012 – Mike Spencer
2013 – Dave Darland
2014 – Robert Ballou
2015 – Bryan Clauson
2016 – Damion Gardner
2017 – Kevin Thomas Jr.
2018 – Kevin Thomas Jr.
FLAT ROCK, TOLEDO SPEEDWAY CHAMPIONS
Southgate, MI-November 1, 2019: Race
teams, officials, family and friends gathered Friday evening at
the Crystal Gardens Banquet Center in Southgate, MI for the
annual Flat Rock and Toledo Speedways Awards Banquet. Each of
the champions received their championship jackets and banners
from ARCA President and Flat Rock/Toledo owner and promoter Ron
Drager. Over $30,000 in cash and contingency awards were
distributed at the annual event.
Flat Rock's ARCA Moran Chevrolet
Late Models were presented their point fund checks and trophies.
Frank Jiovani captured his first-ever Late Model track
championship. Jiovani had a good excuse for missing the
banquet-he got married Friday night! Frank grabbed 1 win on the
season, and the former Flat Rock Street Stock champ will also
receive a check for $1500 from Pat Moran of Moran Chevrolet.
Dick Barker, a former 2-time Flat Rock champ, received the
Championship Car Owner trophy. Craig Everage finished second for
the second year in a row, while Paul Pelletier was third, also
his repeat finish of 2018. Hayden Sprague, Jeff Vrsek, Steve
Cronenwett Jr., Chris Benson, Conner Zbozien, Stan Yee Jr. and
Dennis Strickland completed the top ten in the final point
tally. Youngsters Sprague and Zbozien were named Co-Rookies of
the Year. Zbozien and Dennis Rederstorf picked up the Corrigan
Race Fuels bonus of $150 and $100, respectively.
Second-generation driver Dennis
Whisman Jr. captured his first-ever track championship in the
Flat Rock ARCA Victory Lane Quick Oil Change Figure 8 division.
Jr. was consistent throughout the season with his finishes,
giving him the title over veteran Dave Lambert, Dennis Whisman
Sr., James Vanderhoof, Ethen Lambert, Stephanie Bradley, Jakob
Lee, Joseph Vanderhoof, Billy Earley and Jeremy Vanderhoof.
Victory Lane Quick Oil Change representatives Tim Janizewski and
Ray Ross presented the point fund checks and trophies. Joseph
Vanderhoof ($150), Bradley and Whisman Jr. ($50 each) took the
Corrigan Race Fuels bonus money.
The ARCA DTS Drive Train Specialists
Street Stock class saw Greg Studt notch his second Flat Rock
Street Stock title; the first came in 2016. Greg had 3 wins on
the year-the season opener, the 100 lap contest and the Season
Championship event. Rob Randa came home second in the final
points, third was Nick Shanks, fourth was David Liaeff and fifth
was a tie between Caleb Barron and Clarity Patton. Scott Selmi,
Vaughn Chambless, Guy Fire and Max Fair completed the top 10.
Barron was Rookie of the Year. Randa ($150) and Patton ($100)
were the Corrigan Race Fuels bonus winners.
Ian Jezylo made it 2 in a row with
the title for the DTS Drive Train Specialists ARCA Street Stock
B Main point chase. LJ Farmer took second, Ian's son, Adam, was
third, followed by Taylor Papineau, Rich Abel, Leroy Farmer,
Wilburn Parks, Jerry Farmer, Trevor Farmer and Gary Navarre.
Papineau captured the B Main Rookie of the Year honor.
The Vault Antiques and Treasures
4-race ARCA Enduro Series championship went to Ed Case, scoring
his first championship. The battle went to the final race as Ed
edged out Jacob Thomas by 10 markers. Kyle Metdepenningen was
third, 20 back, and Robb Remick fourth, 30 behind Case. Nathan
Sprotberry, James Rae, Derrick Sheppard, Troy Brehmer, Ethan
Stadniczuk and Tony Rumble finished out the top ten. Brian
Oberle of The Vault handed out point fund checks and trophies.
The ARCA Late Model Gold Cup Series
title went to Brian Bergakker, notching his first Gold Cup
championship and the $1000 check. Brian won 2 races at Flat
Rock, as well capturing his first victory at Toledo in the
process. The series is made up of races at both Flat Rock and
Toledo. Dennis Strickland and Frank Jiovani tied for second,
fourth was Chris Benson and fifth was Mike Root. Bergakker's
crew chief, Jake Finkbeiner, was presented a plaque and $250
check from Fastime Racing Engines and Parts for the Champion
Crew Chief, courtesy of Clayton and Christine Smith of Fastime.
Steve Peters of Innovative Fluids, LLC, one of the Gold Cup
sponsors, presented the checks and Gold Cups.
The ARCA Late Model
Sportsman division crowned Mike Young as the champ, his second
title in the class. Mike grabbed 1 win on the way to the
championship. 2018 champ Howard Kelley Jr. was second, just 25
points behind. Grant Hedges, Greg Stilwell, Kent McCloskey, Andy
Harding, Robert Meiring, Adam Plonski, Ron Allen and Jimmy Wahl
trailed in the final standings. Wahl was named the Rookie of the
Year. Allen and and Stilwell were the Bazell Race Fuels bonus
winners of $150 and $100, respectively.
Greg Stilwell was the champ in the
3-race Silver Cup Series for the Late Model Sportsman, sponsored
R & M Recycling. The title was the
first-ever for Greg, and in the process also notched his first
feature win. Howard Kelley Jr. was second, Grant Hedges third,
Kent Closkey fourth and Mike Young fifth.
3 wins propelled Matt Ringger to The
Vault Antiques and Treasures ARCA Factory Stock title at Toledo,
the second of his career. Craig Osenbaugh was second, just 10
points behind Matt. Ian Jezylo, James Rae, Randy Padgett Jr.,
Jeff Wells Jr., Mike Miller, Jesse Carrillo, Steven Smith and
Ryan Mallory completed the top ten point-getters. The Vault's
Brian Oberle presented the checks and trophies.
Kent McCloskey, Mike Young, Ian
Jezylo and Trevor Farmer were the random draw winners for
product certificates from Five Star RaceCar Bodies.
Point fund and contingency award
sponsors for 2019 included Moran Chevrolet, Victory Lane Quick
Oil Change Centers, The Vault Antiques and Treasures, ARCA, B &
H Race Parts, DTS Drive Train Specialists, Five Star RaceCar
Bodies, Hoosier Tire, Penske Shocks, R & M Recycling, Bazell
Race Fuels, Corrigan Race Fuels and Sunoco Race Fuels. Gold Cup
sponsors included Moran Chevrolet, DTS Drive Train Specialists,
Innovative Fluids, LLC, Dani's Transport, Royal Truck and
Trailer and Francis Engineering.
BIG WEEKEND PLANNED FOR 2019
The Bridgeport Speedway will wave the checkered flag
on the 2019 season with a three day weekend of racing scheduled.
This weekend of racing will mark the final events to be run on
Bridgeport's 5/8th mile speedway as the speed plant transitions from
the Ramey family's operation into the hands of Bridgeport's new
owners, Doug and Brittany Rose. Rose has plans to replace the 5/8th
mile track with a new half mile facility for the 2020 season.
When scheduling the 2019 season, Bridgeport
management decided to combine two big racing events into one - by
combining the United Racing Club's Big Track Classic with
Bridgeport's Wild Card Weekend. Fans will be able to see five
divisions of racing throughout the weekend that will include Sprint
Cars, Big Block Modifieds, Small Block Modifieds, 602 Crate
Sportsman as well as Outlaw Stocks in Bridgeport's final weekend of
The winged sprint cars of Capitol Renegade United
Racing Club will begin their event on Friday evening, sponsored by
BRB Contractors. Friday night's events will include a full show of
qualifying and a twenty-five lap feature for URC. Any non-winners
in the South Jersey Overhead Door 602 Crate Sportsman division will
be eligible to compete in the Underdog 20, a twenty lap feature
event only. The Sunbelt Rentals Outlaw Stocks will be the third
division on Friday night's program as they compete in qualifying
events and a feature event which will serve as the fourth hand of
the 2019 Poker Series for this division. Pit gates will open at 3
pm and grandstand gates at 6pm. Racing will get underway at 7:30 on
BRB Contractors will sponsor Friday night's events.
Bob Lilick is the owner/operator of BRB Contractors and
has been involved in auto racing for many years, fielding multiple
cars in different divisions of racing for his sons. BRB Contractors is
an industrial, commercial and residential demolition, excavation and
paving company and has been in business for over seventeen years.
Contact BRB Contractors for
all of our construction needs by calling (610) 275-0768.
The Small Block Modifieds will share the stage with
URC for Saturday's events sponsored by Auto Plus of Bensalem,
Penndel, and Oxford Valley.
There will also be open practice sessions for
competitors who will take part in Sunday's Big Block Modified, 602
Crate Sportsman and Outlaw Stock events in the fifth and final hand
of the 2019 Poker Series. .
At the end of Saturday's events, the URC competitor
with the best results for the two days of competition will receive
the coveted Midge Miller Memorial Trophy. This uniquue award has
once again been created by Cold Hard Art and will be pursued by
every driver who competes in this event.
URC's 2019 champion will also be determined this weekend as Josh
Weller seeks to defend his title against a hard charging Chad Layton
and Ritter Racing.
Pit gates will open at 1pm on Saturday with the grandstand opening
one hour later. Racing will get underway at 5pm.
Auto Plus Auto Parts is U.S. based with over 3500 Team Members and
more than 270 locations throughout the country. Since 2010. Auto
Plus has made a considerable investment in growth through
acquisition and technology. Auto Plus Auto Parts maintains one of
the most extensive catalogs of name brand and trade trusted parts
throughout the industry.
Sunday's events will feature the final hand of the 2019 Poker Series
for the Spirit Auto Center Big Block Modifieds, the South Jersey
Overhead Door 602 Crate Sportsman and the Sunbelt Rentals Outlaw
Stocks. Sunday's events are sponsored by K&A Excavating Company,
Inc. The Big Block Modifieds will compete in a forty lap feature
event - Gone But Not Forgotten - as Doug Hoffman is remembered for
his contributions as both a competitor and a promoter of the
Pit gates will open at noon on Sunday followed by the grandstand
gates at 2pm. Racing will get underway at 4pm.
K&A Excavating is a company who has built their
reputation on their commitment to providing quality service – a
commitment that has earned them many valuable customers over the
years. With more than thirty years of experience, K&A Excavating is
the “go to” company when you need asphalt removal, land clearing or
site preparation. Only the best equipment is used for each job by a
skilled staff who are able to perform the tasks involved in all
projects. K&A’s mission statement is to provide customers with
courteous and friendly service and quality workmanship.
Adult admission will be $20 on Friday night and $25
for Saturday and Sunday's admission. Student pricing will be $10 on
each of the three days for children 10-15 years of age. Children 9
years old and younger will be admitted free on all three days.
Adults can save money by purchasing a three day pass for $60 that
will also include a copy of a special commemorative Bridgeport
Bullet program and 5/8th Finale Sticker.
A special autograph session is planned for Sunday,
featuring the stars of the Bridgeport Speedway, past and present.
Make sure you are a part of the final days of the
Bridgeport Speedway's final days of 5/8th mile action!