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Ricky Thornton Jr. Snares Biggest Win of Career in DTWC Triumph

 

PORTSMOUTH, OH (October 16, 2021) – Ricky Thornton Jr. topped off his first full-year running with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series as he snuck by race leader Brandon Overton on a lap 83 restart on Saturday Night at Portsmouth Raceway Park. The 2021 Eibach Springs Rookie-of-the-Year winner went on to score the biggest win of his racing career by capturing the 41st Annual General Tire Dirt Track World Championship presented by Optima Batteries.
 
Thornton pulled away from Overton and Jonathan Davenport in the final laps to record a 2.145 second advantage over Overton for the $100,000 victory. Thornton’s previous career high late model wins were both $20,000.
 
Devin Moran was in charge the first 35 circuits, Overton led laps 36-82. Overton and Davenport rounded out the podium. Mike Marlar and 2021 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series National Champion, Tim McCreadie completed the top five.
 
In Lucas Oil Victory Lane for the first time since winning at Bubba Raceway Park in February, Thornton’s win was impressive over a stout field of cars. “I was kind of worried. I didn’t want those yellows, but then I could get a run off of four on the restart and go half a lane better into one. I finally stayed with him (Overton) on the front straightaway, and I thought it’s now or never. It’s 100 grand, I would have wrecked my mom to win.”
 
Thornton became the 26th different driver to win the crown jewel event that started in 1981. “It’s wild. I can’t really explain it. We were lucky enough to run second last year. To win it this year is amazing. We gambled on tires. This is awesome, I have always wanted to be a late model driver and I think this kind of solidifies it. We have been so excited to run the Lucas Oil series and we look forward to doing it again next year.”
 
Overton was looking for his first win in the event and his 29th overall this season but lost ground to Thornton in the waning laps. “I guess I just didn’t get going enough on that restart. He had a head full of steam going down in there. It is what it is. Sometimes you just run second. Congrats to those guys, they did a good job. They gambled on tires, and it paid off. Nobody needs to feel bad for me for running second, we have had a great year. We will take our second place and head to the house.”
 
Davenport, like the top two ahead of him at the finish, was looking for his first win in the richest race on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series schedule. Davenport tried his best to make the top side work in turns three and four. “Me and Brandon pretty much had the thing as far as tires. Ricky went a little different, so he was definitely better late in the race. We just wore ours down and didn’t have much tread left. The top of three and four died just a little too early before I could get up there and surprise them.”
 
The winner’s Todd and Vickie Burns-owned SSI Motorsports Longhorn Chassis is powered by a Clements Racing Engine and sponsored by Hoker Trucking, Sub-Surface of Indiana, Dyno One, Inc., West Side Tractor Sales, Excel Floor Covering, Certified Inspection Service Co, Inc., D&E Outside Services, Shelby Materials, Penske Racing Shocks, and VP Race Fuels.
 
Completing the top ten were Tyler Erb, Earl Pearson Jr., Spencer Hughes, Hudson O’Neal, and Jimmy Owens.

 
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
General Tire Dirt Track World Championship Presented by Optima Batteries
Saturday, October 16th, 2021
Portsmouth Raceway Park – Portsmouth, OH

 
Allstar Performance Time Trials
Fast Time Group A: Ricky Thornton, Jr. / 15.254 seconds (overall)
Fast Time Group B: Devin Moran / 15.661 seconds

 
Penske Race Shocks Heat Race #1 Finish (8 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): 1. 20RT-Ricky Thornton Jr[1]; 2. 9Z-Mason Zeigler[3]; 3. 39-Tim McCreadie[2]; 4. 1T-Tyler Erb[4]; 5. 11R-Josh Rice[5]; 6. 11W-Ronnie Whitt[7]; 7. 5M-Ryan Markham[8]; 8. 33K-Kevin Wagner[9]; 9. 1L-Corey Lewis[6]; 10. (DNS) 21H-Robby Hensley

 
Summit Racing Equipment Heat Race #2 Finish (8 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): 1. 11H-Spencer Hughes[1]; 2. 25-Shane Clanton[2]; 3. 19R-Ryan Gustin[6]; 4. 28E-Dennis Erb Jr[3]; 5. 11J-Jared Hawkins[4]; 6. 95J-Jerry Bowersock[8]; 7. 10-Nathon Loney[5]; 8. 81F-Brandon Fouts[7]; 9. 20B-Todd Brennan[10]; 10. 32A-Robert Starrett[9]

 
Simpson Race Products Heat Race #3 Finish (8 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): 1. 40B-Kyle Bronson[1]; 2. 81E-Tanner English[2]; 3. 49-Jonathan Davenport[3]; 4. 14-Josh Richards[4]; 5. 17D-Zack Dohm[5]; 6. 15B-Dean Bowen[6]; 7. 69-Jon Hodgkiss[7]; 8. 144-Anthony Kinkade[8]; 9. 21E-Richie Edwards[9]; 10. (DNS) KC44-KC Burdette

 
Ohlins Shocks Heat Race #4 Finish (8 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): 1. 9-Devin Moran[1]; 2. 76-Brandon Overton[2]; 3. 12J-Jason Jameson[4]; 4. D8-Dustin Linville[6]; 5. 2S-Stormy Scott[5]; 6. 17ST-Shannon Thornsberry[8]; 7. 1B-Nick Bocook[9]; 8. CJ1-Charlie Jude[10]; 9. 46-Earl Pearson Jr[3]; 10. 6T-Tim Dohm[7]

 
Fast Shafts Heat Race #5 Finish (8 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): 1. 20-Jimmy Owens[3]; 2. 1G-Devin Gilpin[4]; 3. 99B-Boom Briggs[6]; 4. C9-Steve Casebolt[5]; 5. 44B-Colton Burdette[8]; 6. 111M-Matthew Lux[7]; 7. 71R-Rod Conley[9]; 8. 2M-Allen Murray[10] (DQ) 22F-Chris Ferguson[1]; (DQ) 1S-Brandon Sheppard[2]

 
Lucas Oil Heat Race #6 Finish (8 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): 1. 0-Scott Bloomquist[1]; 2. 157-Mike Marlar[3]; 3. 71-Hudson O'Neal[5]; 4. 71C-RJ Conley[8]; 5. 111V-Max Blair[4]; 6. 66C-Matt Cosner[7]; 7. 48-Colton Flinner[2]; 8. 1SB-Shane Bailey[9]; 9. 18C-Chris Carpenter[6]; 10. 145-Chase Frohnapfel[10]

 
LINE-X B-Main #1 Running Order (10 Laps, Top 2 Transfer): 1. 1T-Tyler Erb[1]; 2. 28E-Dennis Erb Jr[2]; 3. 11R-Josh Rice[4]; 4. 14-Josh Richards[3]; 5. 11J-Jared Hawkins[5]; 6. 17D-Zack Dohm[6]; 7. 11W-Ronnie Whitt[7]; 8. 33K-Kevin Wagner[13]; 9. 10-Nathon Loney[11]; 10. 144-Anthony Kinkade[15]; 11. 95J-Jerry Bowersock[8]; 12. 81F-Brandon Fouts[14]; 13. 20B-Todd Brennan[17]; 14. 21H-Robby Hensley[20]; 15. 5M-Ryan Markham[10]; 16. 32A-Robert Starret[19]; 17. 21E-Richie Edwards[18]; 18. 69-Jon Hodgkiss[12]; 19. 15B-Dean Bowen[9]; 20. 1L-Corey Lewis[16]; 21. (DNS) KC44-KC Burdette

 
UNOH B-Main #2 Finish (10 Laps, Top 2 Transfer): 1. D8-Dustin Linville[1]; 2. 2S-Stormy Scott[4]; 3. C9-Steve Casebolt[2]; 4. 44B-Colton Burdette[5]; 5. 71C-RJ Conley[3]; 6. 111V-Max Blair[6]; 7. 111M-Matthew Lux[8]; 8. 66C-Matt Cosner[9]; 9. 71R-Rod Conley[11]; 10. 18C-Chris Carpenter[17]; 11. 1B-Nick Bocook[10]; 12. 48-Colton Flinner[12]; 13. 17ST-Shannon Thornsberry[7]; 14. CJ1-Charlie Jude[13]; 15. 1SB-Shane Bailey[15]; 16. 145-Chase Frohnapfel[19]; 17. 46-Earl Pearson Jr[16]; 18. (DNS) 2M-Allen Murray; 19. (DNS) 6T-Tim Dohm

 
Jim Dunn Non-Qualifier Finish (25 Laps)
1. 44B-Colton Burdette[2]; 2. 17D-Zack Dohm[5]; 3. 111V-Max Blair[6]; 4. 11J-Jared Hawkins[3]; 5. 111M-Matthew Lux[8]; 6. 48-Colton Flinner[18]; 7. 71C-RJ Conley[4]; 8. 71R-Rod Conley[12]; 9. 33K-Kevin Wagner[9]; 10. 1SB-Shane Bailey[24]; 11. 10-Nathon Loney[11]; 12. 18C-Chris Carpenter[14]; 13. 11W-Ronnie Whitt[7]; 14. 144-Anthony Kinkade[13]; 15. 5M-Ryan Markham[21]; 16. CJ1-Charlie Jude[22]; 17. 32A-Robert Starret[23]; 18. 1B-Nick Bocook[16]; 19. 20B-Todd Brennan[17]; 20. 17ST-Shannon Thornsberry[20]; 21. 95J-Jerry Bowersock[15]; 22. (DNS) C9-Steve Casebolt; 23. (DNS) 66C-Matt Cosner; 24. (DNS) 21H-Robby Hensley; 25. (DNS) 145-Chase Frohnapfel

 
General Tire Dirt Track World Championship Presented by Optima Batteries Feature Finish (100 Laps):
Race Statistics
Entrants: 60
Lap Leaders: Devin Moran (Laps 1-35); Brandon Overton (Laps 36-51); Ricky Thornton, Jr. (Lap 52); Brandon Overton (Laps 53-82); Ricky Thornton, Jr. (Laps 83-100)
Wrisco Feature Winner: Ricky Thornton, Jr.
Arizona Sport Shirts CJC – Presented by DirtOnDirt Feature Winner: Ricky Thornton, Jr.
Brandon Ford TV Challenge Feature Winner: Ricky Thornton, Jr.
Margin of Victory: 2.145 seconds
Cautions: Devin Gilpin (Lap 23); Dustin Linville (Lap 25); Kyle Bronson (Lap 30); Josh Rice (Lap 36); Scott Bloomquist (Lap 80); Josh Richards (Lap 82); Jason Jameson (Lap 84)
Series Provisionals: Josh Richards; Earl Pearson, Jr.
Fast Time Provisional: n/a
Series Emergency Provisionals: n/a
Track Provisionals: Brandon Fouts; Josh Rice
Big River Steel Podium Top 3: Ricky Thornton, Jr., Brandon Overton, Jonathan Davenport
Penske Shocks Top 5: Ricky Thornton, Jr., Brandon Overton, Jonathan Davenport, Mike Marlar, Tim McCreadie
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Earl Pearson, Jr. (Advanced 17 Positions)
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Tim McCreadie
Hot Rod Processing Most Laps Led: Brandon Overton (46 Laps)
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Brandon Overton
Eibach Springs Rookie of the Race: Ricky Thornton, Jr.
Dirty Girl Racewear Fastest Lap of the Race: Jimmy Owens (Lap # 2 – 16.041 seconds)
Fast Shafts Tough Break of the Race: Kyle Bronson
Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: Anthony Burroughs
ARP Engine Builder of the Race: Clements Race Engines
Miller Welders Chassis Builder of the Race: Longhorn Chassis
Dirt Draft Fastest in Hot Laps: Brandon Overton – 14.773 seconds
Time of Race: 54 minutes 00 seconds

 
Lucas Oil Point Standings:
*Results are unofficial until Close of Business on the Tuesday following Race Day*

 

 

 

Davenport Goes Back-to-Back in Georgia with Win at Rome

ROME, GA (October 10, 2021) – Jonathan Davenport swept his home state of Georgia at the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series events as he captured the Rome Showdown on Sunday night at Rome Speedway. Davenport, who won the Dixie Shootout in Woodstock, Georgia on Saturday night, backed up his win with his series-leading eighth win of the year at Rome.
 
Davenport took the lead from Jimmy Owens on lap 28 with a slider in turn number two, after Owens had led the first 27 circuits of the 40-lap event. Davenport pulled away for the win, the second night in a row he bested Brandon Overton for the win, this time by 1.731 seconds. 
 
Tim McCreadie finished in third followed by Kyle Bronson, and Ricky Thornton Jr.
 
In Lucas Oil Victory Lane for the 58th time in his career, the three-time series champion said, “Jimmy’s car was really good at first there. I was trying to figure out a line getting into turn three, but I never could figure that out until later.”
 
“He’s so good, I had to mess up his rhythm and that was the only way I was going to pass him if it wasn’t in lapped traffic. I tried to stay patient at the first and not try and run the top so early and maybe get a flat. I just hoped I cleared him getting into one. I race with him with the utmost respect. I love racing with him, he’s never done me wrong.”
 
Overton moved by Bronson on a lap 35 restart after Bronson slipped up the track on the backstretch. “JD and Jimmy were having a heck of a race for sure. We got another second this weekend so we will have to get ‘em next weekend. I want to thank everybody for coming out tonight and supporting us.”
 
McCreadie came home in third. “I made some mistakes driving, on one restart I got in there and bottomed out and I lost three or four spots. We had to claw the whole race to get there at the finish. It’s been a real amazing year for me to do this. We didn’t get as many wins as I would have liked to have, but to be this competitive and leave out of here after running with these guys, it’s a great feeling.”
 
The winner’s Lance Landers Double L Motorsports Longhorn Chassis is powered by a Clements Racing Engine and sponsored by Nutrien Ag Solutions, ASC Warranty, Bilstein Shocks, VP Fuels, Lucas Oil Products, Midwest Sheet Metal, Fatheadz Eyewear, and Spartan Mowers.
 
Completing the t4op ten were Austin Horton, Jimmy Owens, Josh Richards, Tyler Millwood, and Earl Pearson Jr.

 
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Rome Showdown
Sunday, October 10th, 2021
Rome Speedway – Rome, GA

 
Allstar Performance Time Trials
Group A Fast Time: Jimmy Owens / 13.687 seconds (overall)
Group B Fast Time: Josh Richards / 13.984 seconds

 
Penske Race Shocks Heat Race #1 Finish (8 Laps, All Transfer): 1. 20-Jimmy Owens[1]; 2. 44-Chris Madden[3]; 3. 42K-Cla Knight[2]; 4. 46-Earl Pearson Jr[4]; 5. 71-Hudson O'Neal[5]; 6. 25-Shane Clanton[6]; 7. 10G-Garrett Smith[8]; 8. 15H-Christian Hanger[7]; 9. 3X-Bo Eaton[9]

 
Summit Racing Equipment Heat Race #2 Finish (8 Laps, All Transfer): 1. 49-Jonathan Davenport[1]; 2. 14-Josh Richards[2]; 3. 11H-Spencer Hughes[3]; 4. 20RT-Ricky Thornton Jr[4]; 5. 7M-Donald McIntosh[7]; 6. 16H-Austin Horton[5]; 7. 66C-Matt Cosner[8]; 8. 2S-Stormy Scott[6]; 9. (DNS) 22R-Will Roland

 
Simpson Race Products Heat Race #3 Finish (8 Laps, All Transfer): 1. 39-Tim McCreadie[2]; 2. 76-Brandon Overton[1]; 3. 40B-Kyle Bronson[3]; 4. 31-Tyler Millwood[5]; 5. 10J-Joseph Joiner[4]; 6. 1T-Tyler Erb[7]; 7. 9C-Jason Croft[6]; 8. 92-Dalton Cook[8]

 
Rome Showdown Feature Finish (40 Laps):
Race Statistics
Entrants: 26
Lap Leaders: Jimmy Owens (Laps 1-27); Jonathan Davenport (Laps 28-40)
Wrisco Feature Winner: Jonathan Davenport
Arizona Sport Shirts CJC – Presented by DirtOnDirt Feature Winner: n/a
Brandon Ford TV Challenge Feature Winner: n/a
Margin of Victory: 1.731 seconds
StopTech Cautions: Christian Hanger (Lap 17); Earl Pearson, Jr. (Lap 20); Hudson O’Neal (Lap 25); Shane Clanton (Lap 28); Chris Madden (Lap 30); Cla Knight (Lap 34)
Series Provisionals: n/a
Fast Time Provisional: n/a
Series Emergency Provisionals: n/a
Track Provisionals: n/a
Big River Steel Podium Top 3: Jonathan Davenport, Brandon Overton, Tim McCreadie
Penske Shocks Top 5: Jonathan Davenport, Brandon Overton, Tim McCreadie, Kyle Bronson, Ricky Thornton, Jr.
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Austin Horton (Advanced 11 Positions)
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Tim McCreadie
Hot Rod Processing Most Laps Led: Jimmy Owens (27 Laps)
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Brandon Overton
Eibach Springs Rookie of the Race: Ricky Thornton, Jr.
Dirty Girl Racewear Fastest Lap of the Race: Jonathan Davenport (Lap #30 – 14.182 seconds)
Fast Shafts Tough Break of the Race: Hudson O’Neal
Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: Jason Durham
ARP Engine Builder of the Race: Longhorn Chassis
Miller Welders Chassis Builder of the Race: Clements Race Engines
Dirt Draft Fastest in Hot Laps: Josh Richards – 13.742 seconds
Time of Race: 32 minutes 29 seconds

 
Lucas Oil Point Standings:
*Results are unofficial until Close of Business on the Tuesday following Race Day*

 
 

 

 

 

Jonathan Davenport Wins First Career Dixie Shootout

WOODSTOCK, GA (October 9, 2021) – Jonathan Davenport won his first career Dixie Shootout on Saturday night at the Red Clay at Woodstock - Historic Dixie Speedway, taking the $15,000 first place prize. Davenport led all 50 laps in winning his seventh Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event of 2021. Brandon Overton finished in second followed by Chris Madden, Tim McCreadie, and Earl Pearson Jr.

 
Davenport took the lead at the start of the race and was never seriously threatened during the race that was held in front of a packed house. Overton moved from fourth to second with 15 laps to go. Overton, who was looking for his 29th overall win of the season, had two last shots at Davenport as a caution with six laps to go and one for Jimmy Owens’ flat tire as the drivers were heading to the checkered flag, but Overton could not get a run-on Davenport to try to steal the win. Overton fell .930 seconds behind Davenport at the checkers.

 
In Lucas Oil Victory Lane for the 57th time in his career, the three-time series champion was elated to get his first win in one of the most prestigious late model races in the Southeast. “This one is for Jason Durham. He is a huge part of this deal; we definitely miss him. We worked at my house this week on the car and it’s the first time I have had a race car at my house or my shop. It’s kind of cool to come out here and set fast time, win my heat and the feature at a place I have never won at before.”

 
“I have wanted to win here for so long; to be honest when me and my dad were racing, we were almost scared to come here to race because the competition was so good. It’s so hard to win here so we just stayed up in the North Georgia mountains and into Tennessee. This place is tough. I have come close here several times, but I have never had a race car like I had tonight here.”

 
Overton came home in second after finishing just short of his first career Dixie Shootout victory. “Once I got to second, I knew something was wrong. The tire was laying down really bad when we fired back up. I thought ‘I am going to have a flat and blow the whole deck out’ but we held on. Congrats to JD he did good. He just got out in front and that’s all it took. We never really got into any traffic there at the end so I could move around. We ran second against the best guys in the country.”

 
Madden, in his first race with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series this year, came home in third as the 2-time Dixie Shootout winner rounded out the podium. “Those guys ahead of me, they have had the fastest cars in the country this year for sure. This is their backyard; it takes a little more time for me to get over here. It was a great race tonight with all of these guys. The racetrack was great. We had a good car there for a little while and then we lost the right rear tire, and I was just holding on there.”  

 
The winner’s Lance Landers Double L Motorsports, Longhorn Chassis is powered by a Clements Racing Engine and sponsored by Nutrien Ag Solutions, ASC Warranty, Bilstein Shocks, VP Fuels, Lucas Oil Products, Midwest Sheet Metal, Fatheadz Eyewear and Spartan Mowers.

 
Completing the top ten were Michael Page, Hudson O’Neal, Kyle Bronson, Josh Richards, and Jimmy Owens.

 
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Dixie Shootout
Saturday, October 9th, 2021
Dixie Speedway – Woodstock, GA

 
Allstar Performance Time Trials
Fast Time Group A: Jonathan Davenport / 13.671 seconds (overall)
Fast Time Group B: Tim McCreadie / 13.752 seconds

 
Penske Race Shocks Heat Race #1 Finish (8 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): 1. 49-Jonathan Davenport[1]; 2. 2S-Stormy Scott[2]; 3. 1T-Tyler Erb[5]; 4. 10J-Joseph Joiner[3]; 5. 15H-Christian Hanger[4]; 6. 66C-Matt Cosner[7]; 7. 33X-Cody Overton[6]; 8. 18M-Matt Dooley[9]; 9. 22R-Will Roland[8]; 10. G9-Eric Granger[10]

 
Summit Racing Equipment Heat Race #2 Finish (8 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): 1. 76-Brandon Overton[1]; 2. 0-Scott Bloomquist[2]; 3. 11H-Spencer Hughes[3]; 4. 20RT-Ricky Thornton Jr[6]; 5. 18X-Michael Page[5]; 6. 44D-Dalton Cook[9]; 7. 17K-Kurt English[7]; 8. 10G-Garrett Smith[4]; 9. 3X-Bo Eaton[10]; 10. (DNF) 23-Ahnna Parkhurst[8]

 
Simpson Race Products Heat Race #3 Finish (8 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): 1. 39-Tim McCreadie[1]; 2. 71-Hudson O'Neal[2]; 3. 40B-Kyle Bronson[3]; 4. 14-Josh Richards[4]; 5. 42K-Cla Knight[5]; 6. 8P-David Payne[6]; 7. 16S-Sam Seawright[7]; 8. 9C-Jason Croft[9]; 9. 53-Ray Cook[10]; 10. 08-Justin Shipley[8]

 
Ohlins Shocks Heat Race #4 Finish (8 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): 1. 44-Chris Madden[1]; 2. 46-Earl Pearson Jr[2]; 3. 16H-Austin Horton[5]; 4. 31-Tyler Millwood[3]; 5. 20-Jimmy Owens[4]; 6. 25-Shane Clanton[6]; 7. 1C-Kenny Collins[7]; 8. 7M-Donald McIntosh[9]; 9. 33-Jeff Mathews[8]

 
LINE-X B-Main #1 Running Order (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): 1. 15H-Christian Hanger[1]; 2. 18X-Michael Page[2]; 3. 66C-Matt Cosner[3]; 4. 33X-Cody Overton[5]; 5. 44D-Dalton Cook[4]; 6. 18M-Matt Dooley[7]; 7. 22R-Will Roland[9]; 8. 17K-Kurt English[6]; 9. 3X-Bo Eaton[10]; 10. (DNS) 10G-Garrett Smith; 11. (DNS) G9-Eric Granger; 12. (DNS) 23-Ahnna Parkhurst

 
UNOH B-Main #2 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): 1. 20-Jimmy Owens[2]; 2. 25-Shane Clanton[4]; 3. 42K-Cla Knight[1]; 4. 8P-David Payne[3]; 5. 16S-Sam Seawright[5]; 6. 9C-Jason Croft[7]; 7. 1C-Kenny Collins[6]; 8. 53-Ray Cook[9]; 9. 08-Justin Shipley[11]; 10. 33-Jeff Mathews[10]; 11. (DNS) 7M-Donald McIntosh

 
Dixie Shootout Feature Finish (50 Laps):
Race Statistics
Entrants: 39
Lap Leaders: Jonathan Davenport (Laps 1-50)
Wrisco Feature Winner: Jonathan Davenport
Arizona Sport Shirts CJC – Presented by DirtOnDirt Feature Winner: n/a
Brandon Ford TV Challenge Feature Winner: n/a
Margin of Victory: 0.930 seconds
Cautions: Scott Bloomquist (Lap 7); Matt Cosner (Lap 44); Austin Horton (Lap 46); Jimmy Owens (Lap 20)
Series Provisionals: n/a
Allstar Performance Fast Time Provisionals: Cody Overton; David Payne
Series Emergency Provisionals: n/a
Track Provisionals: n/a
Big River Steel Podium Top 3: Jonathan Davenport, Brandon Overton, Chris Madden
Penske Shocks Top 5: Jonathan Davenport, Brandon Overton, Chris Madden, Tim McCreadie, Earl Pearson, Jr.
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Michael Page (Advanced 13 Positions)
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Tim McCreadie
Hot Rod Processing Most Laps Led: Jonathan Davenport (50 Laps)
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Brandon Overton
Eibach Springs Rookie of the Race: Ricky Thornton, Jr.
Dirty Girl Racewear Fastest Lap of the Race: Jonathan Davenport (Lap #2 – 14.347 seconds)
Fast Shafts Tough Break of the Race: Jimmy Owens
Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: Jason Durham
ARP Engine Builder of the Race: Clements Race Engines
Miller Welders Chassis Builder of the Race: Longhorn Chassis
Dirt Draft Fastest in Hot Laps: Jonathan Davenport – 13.564 seconds
Time of Race: 24 minutes 31 seconds

 
Lucas Oil Point Standings:
*Results are unofficial until Close of Business on the Tuesday following Race Day*

 

 

Torrential Rain Cancels Mountain Moonshine Classic
at Smoky Mountain SpeedwayMARYVILLE, TN (October 7, 2021) – Due to the torrential rain currently falling and an unfavorable forecast for Friday, Smoky Mountain Speedway and Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series officials have canceled the Mountain Moonshine Classic.

 
The event will not be made up. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will return to Smoky Mountain Speedway in 2022.

 
For those who have General Admission tickets and Pit Passes, you can mail tickets and/or wristbands back to the speedway for a refund within 30 days, including any holidays, from today’s date. Any tickets and/or wristbands mailed back and not postmarked within 30 days, including any holidays, from today’s date will not be honored for a refund.

 
Please mail tickets and/or wristbands including a self-addressed stamped envelope with contact phone number on the inside flap of envelope to receive a refund.

 
Smoky Mountain Speedway
P.O. Box 6136
Maryville, TN 37802

 
Online ticket purchases will automatically be refunded.

 
The events at the Red Clay at Woodstock – Historic Dixie Speedway on Saturday, October 9th and Rome International Speedway on Sunday, October 10th are still on as scheduled.

 

 

O’Neal Denies Pearson to Win Pittsburgher 100

IMPERIAL, PA (October 2, 2021) – Hudson O’Neal joined his father, Don as a winner of the Pittsburgher 100, claiming the $20,000 victory in the 33rd annual event on Saturday Night at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway. The win marked O’Neal’s sixth Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win of 2021.
 
O’Neal tracked down race-long leader Earl Pearson Jr., passing him for the lead on lap 93. O’Neal pulled away for the win. His father Don is a 2-time winner of the race in 2017 and 2019. Pearson had led from the onset of the race as the 4-time series champion was looking for his first series win since last July. Pearson led the first 92 laps the 100-lap event.
 
Pearson came home in second followed by Tim McCreadie, Spencer Hughes, and Shane Clanton.
 
Pearson was in control for most of the race, racing unchallenged for the lead even through a lap 50 caution for a fuel-stop. Even after the stoppage Pearson held the lead. O’Neal, who had brought out a lap 54 caution for a shock adjustment, charged from the back using the inside of the half-mile track.
 
O’Neal caught Pearson coming off turn two. As the duo came off turn four, O’Neal made the pass which turned out to be the winning move, as he went on the win his third 100-lap race of the year.
 
O’Neal solidified his second spot in the championship point standings behind McCreadie heading into a three-race weekend in Tennessee and Georgia next weekend.
 
“I’d rather be lucky than good. I wasn’t really good enough to win the race. Spencer (Hughes) had gotten around me on the bottom there one time. He got a monster run down the frontstretch. I thought ‘well all right,’ so I went down there and made the same kind of ground. I just happened to hit it good one time. It took a while to finally hit it. It was really, really easy to miss. I just kept trying and it finally paid off,” said the 21-year-old Indiana native. I was just in a better part of the racetrack than Earl was. He got away from me a little bit on that restart.”
 
“I knew he (Pearson) was going to get his tires hot before mine, because I was in the brown. After about ten laps I started driving back to him. I can’t believe it. We will take one anyway we can get it. We have got to get a little bit better for the next time. Overall, we are just happy to be here, and we took advantage of the situation. We talked about it under the fuel-stop. I had to stay out for that restart because I was the lucky dog and had to stay out on the racetrack to get it. I ran a couple of laps, and I just wasn’t really good. So, I brought the caution out and I pitted, and my crew made the right adjustments.”
 
Pearson was seeking his 40th career Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win and his first for his car owner, Jason Papich. “The car was really good. The crew has worked their tails off on this whole deal. To lead that many laps and come up short, but I mean that’s part of it. I have won some that way and lost some like that. He (O’Neal) was good around the bottom. I was going as hard as I could there at the end. I was a little too tight around the top and he was better on the bottom. I think that’s four or five top five finishes now in this car.”
 
McCreadie out dueled first-time Pittsburgher 100 starter Spencer Hughes for third. “We were not too bad tonight. This place has been hard for me. This might have been my best run here. For us to do what we are doing and get this thing over with and lock it down. You have to pick and choose your battles. Congratulations to Hudson on the win. Once he got to that inside I just couldn’t turn down in there so I tried to do the best I could.”
 
The winner’s Roger Sellers, Double Down Motorsports, Rocket Chassis is powered by a Cornett Racing Engine and sponsored by Lazydays RV, O’Neal’s Salvage and Recycling, Lucas Oil Products, 2150 Enterprises, WR1 Sim Chassis, Midwest Sheet Metal, and Tarpy Trucking.
 
Completing the top ten were Devin Moran, Tyler Erb, Jonathan Davenport. Jimmy Owens, and Kyle Bronson.

 
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Pittsburgher 100
Saturday, October 2nd, 2021
Pittsburgh’s PA Motor Speedway – Imperial, PA

 
Allstar Performance Time Trials
Fast Time Group A: Tim McCreadie / 18.324 seconds (overall)
Fast Time Group B: Earl Pearson, Jr. / 18.683 seconds

 
Penske Race Shocks Heat Race #1 Finish (8 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): 1. 39-Tim McCreadie[1]; 2. 02-Michael Norris[2]; 3. 37-Jacob Hawkins[3]; 4. 11H-Spencer Hughes[6]; 5. 71-Hudson O'Neal[5]; 6. 14-Josh Richards[4]; 7. 23-Kyle Lukon[7]; 8. 4-Gary Stuhler[8]; 9. 65-Derek Stefanick[9]
 
Summit Racing Equipment Heat Race #2 Finish (8 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): 1. 49-Jonathan Davenport[1]; 2. 2S-Stormy Scott[2]; 3. 22F-Chris Ferguson[4]; 4. 20RT-Ricky Thornton Jr[3]; 5. 48-Colton Flinner[6]; 6. 1C-Alex Ferree[5]; 7. 2D-Dan Stone[7]; 8. 16-Clinton Hersh[8]

 
Simpson Race Products Heat Race #3 Finish (8 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): 1. 46-Earl Pearson Jr[1]; 2. 20-Jimmy Owens[4]; 3. 22-Gregg Satterlee[2]; 4. 40B-Kyle Bronson[3]; 5. 25Z-Mason Zeigler[5]; 6. 1Z-Logan Zarin[6]; 7. 69-Jon Hodgkiss[8]; 8. 91-Tommy Beck[7]; 9. 14M-Reid Millard[9]
Ohlins Shocks Heat Race #4 Finish (8 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): 1. 1T-Tyler Erb[1]; 2. 9-Devin Moran[3]; 3. 25-Shane Clanton[2]; 4. 10-Jared Miley[5]; 5. 20F-Trever Feathers[6]; 6. 66C-Matt Cosner[7]; 7. 2T-Kyle Lee[4]; 8. 55-Chuck Kimble[8]

 
LINE-X B-Main #1 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): 1. 71-Hudson O'Neal[1]; 2. 1C-Alex Ferree[4]; 3. 23-Kyle Lukon[5]; 4. 16-Clinton Hersh[8]; 5. 2D-Dan Stone[6]; 6. 14-Josh Richards[3]; 7. 4-Gary Stuhler[7]; 8. 48-Colton Flinner[2]; 9. (DNS) 65-Derek Stefanick

 
UNOH B-Main #2 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): 1. 25Z-Mason Zeigler[1]; 2. 1Z-Logan Zarin[3]; 3. 20F-Trever Feathers[2]; 4. 2T-Kyle Lee[6]; 5. 66C-Matt Cosner[4]; 6. 91-Tommy Beck[7]; 7. 55-Chuck Kimble[8]; 8. 14M-Reid Millard[9]; 9. 69-Jon Hodgkiss[5]

 
Pittsburgher 100 Feature Finish (100 Laps):
Race Statistics
Entrants: 34
Lap Leaders: Earl Pearson Jr (1-92), Hudson O’Neal (93-100)
Wrisco Feature Winner: Hudson O’Neal
Arizona Sport Shirts CJC – Presented by DirtOnDirt Feature Winner: Hudson O’Neal
Brandon Ford TV Challenge Feature Winner: n/a
Margin of Victory: 2.334 seconds
Cautions: Michael Norris (Lap 8); Gregg Satterlee (Lap 11); Fuel Stop (Lap 50); Hudson O’Neal (Lap 54); Jimmy Owens (Lap 72); Front Gate (Lap 79); Stormy Scott (Lap 81)
Series Provisionals: Josh Richards, Matt Cosner
Allstar Performance Fast Time Provisional: n/a
Series Emergency Provisionals: n/a
Track Provisionals: n/a
Big River Steel Podium Top 3: Hudson O’Neal, Earl Pearson Jr, Tim McCreadie
Penske Shocks Top 5: Hudson O’Neal, Earl Pearson Jr, Tim McCreadie, Spencer Hughes, Shane Clanton
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Hudson O’Neal (Advanced 16 Positions)
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Tim McCreadie
Hot Rod Processing Most Laps Led: Earl Pearson, Jr. (92 Laps)
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Earl Pearson, Jr.
Eibach Springs Rookie of the Race: Ricky Thornton, Jr.
Dirty Girl Racewear Fastest Lap of the Race: Gregg Satterlee (Lap #12 – 18.399 seconds)
Fast Shafts Tough Break of the Race: Jimmy Owens
Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: Trevor Crittenden
ARP Engine Builder of the Race: Cornett Racing Engines
Miller Welders Chassis Builder of the Race: Rocket Chassis
Dirt Draft Fastest in Hot Laps: Earl Pearson, Jr. – 19.008 seconds
Time of Race: 61 minutes 47 seconds

 
Lucas Oil Point Standings:
*Results are unofficial until Close of Business on the Tuesday following Race Day*

 

Tim McCreadie Takes Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Victory at Raceway 7

MONROE CENTER, OH (October 1, 2021) – Current Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series championship point leader, Tim McCreadie, extended his lead in the quest for his first series championship as he swept the night at Raceway 7. McCreadie’s Paylor Motorsports entry set Allstar Performance Overall Fast Time, won Penske Shocks Heat Race number one, and took the lead over from Shane Clanton after Clanton had a flat tire while leading.

 
McCreadie and Clanton went back-and-forth for the race lead between laps 38 and 41, but Clanton suffered a left rear flat tire while leading with 41 laps scored. Clanton slowed on the track and headed to the pit area after leading a race high 36 laps. After the caution for Clanton, McCreadie powered away for his sixth series win of 2021.

 
Josh Richards came from sixth to finish second with Earl Pearson Jr., Kyle Bronson, and Jimmy Owens rounding out the top five. Owens was the Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the race coming from 23rd to take fifth in a back-up car after motor issues in his main ride during a heat race.

 
McCreadie’s 28th career LOLMDS triumph was his first at Raceway 7, in only his third start at the Northeastern Ohio speedplant. “I could tell his (Clanton) left rear was wrinkling really bad. I mean normally when they wrinkle up like that, they still have air in them and it’s because it’s got a bunch of load in it, kind of like drag cars. I noticed it was rolling outside the rim and I knew he was in trouble. I just didn’t want to ring that cushion. I just tried my best. I hated it for Shane. I know how hard they are working. I think he truly had it tonight.”

 
Richards came home in second, 1.8 seconds behind the winner. “We’ll take second. We have had a pretty rough year. Just to be in the hunt for the win was really cool. I didn’t want to see that caution, I was thinking I could sneak up on them. After that restart Timmy got out there and he was pretty good.”

 
Pearson rounded out the podium in the Jason Papich-owned car as he recorded another strong finish. “We survived the race. We had a good battle with Josh for most of the race. McCreadie and them were pretty well checked out up front. To be up this far north I really enjoy it. We will head down to Pittsburgh tomorrow and see what happens there.”

 
The winner’s Donald and Gena Bradsher-owned Longhorn Chassis is powered by a Cornett Racing Engine, and sponsored by Mega Plumbing of the Carolinas, Bilstein Shocks, New Point Lighting and Design, D&E Marine, Racing for Heroes, and The Aesthetic Haus.

 
Completing the top ten were Matt Lux, Jonathan Davenport, Tyler Erb, Jared Miley, and Hudson O’Neal.

 
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Great Lakes 50
Friday, October 1st, 2021
Raceway 7 – Monroe Center, OH

 
Allstar Performance Time Trials
Fast Time: Tim McCreadie / 16.897 seconds (overall)

 
Penske Race Shocks Heat Race #1 Finish (8 Laps, Top 6 Transfer): 1. 39-Tim McCreadie[1]; 2. 22-Gregg Satterlee[2]; 3. 49-Jonathan Davenport[3]; 4. 20RT-Ricky Thornton Jr[5]; 5. 66C-Matt Cosner[7]; 6. 111M-Matthew Lux[4]; 7. 2S-Stormy Scott[6]; 8. 71-Hudson O'Neal[8]; 9. 1N-Casey Noonan[9]
 
Summit Racing Equipment Heat Race #2 Finish (8 Laps, Top 6 Transfer): 1. 25-Shane Clanton[1]; 2. 46-Earl Pearson Jr[4]; 3. 10-Jared Miley[5]; 4. 11H-Spencer Hughes[2]; 5. 44H-Dave Hess Jr[7]; 6. 2D-Dan Stone[6]; 7. 22B-Darrell Bossard[8]; 8. 01W-Khole Wanzer[9]; 9. (DNS) 25Z-Mason Zeigler

 
Simpson Race Products Heat Race #3 Finish (8 Laps, Top 6 Transfer): 1. 1T-Tyler Erb[3]; 2. 14-Josh Richards[5]; 3. 1*-Chub Frank[4]; 4. 40B-Kyle Bronson[2]; 5. 5M-Ryan Markham[6]; 6. 94-Charles Powell[7]; 7. B22-Bump Hedman[8]; 8. 20-Jimmy Owens[1]; 9. 9-Breyton Santee[9]

 
LINE-X B-Main #1 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): 1. 2S-Stormy Scott[1]; 2. 71-Hudson O'Neal[4]; 3. 22B-Darrell Bossard[2]; 4. B22-Bump Hedman[3]; 5. 01W-Khole Wanzer[5]; 6. 1N-Casey Noonan[7]; 7. 9-Breyton Santee[8]; 8. (DNS) 20-Jimmy Owens; 9. (DNS) 25Z-Mason Zeigler

 
Great Lakes 50 Feature Finish (50 Laps):

 
Race Statistics
Entrants: 27
Lap Leaders: Tim McCreadie (Laps 1-3); Shane Clanton (Laps 4-38); Tim McCreadie (Lap 39); Shane Clanton (Laps 40-41); Tim McCreadie (Laps 42-50)
Wrisco Feature Winner: Tim McCreadie
Arizona Sport Shirts CJC – Presented by DirtOnDirt Feature Winner: n/a
Brandon Ford TV Challenge Feature Winner: n/a
Margin of Victory: 1.809 seconds
Cautions: Dave Hess (Lap 8); Jonathan Davenport (Lap 23); Gregg Satterlee (Lap 24); Shane Clanton (Lap 41)
Series Provisionals: Jimmy Owens
Allstar Performance Fast Time Provisional: Casey Noonan
Series Emergency Provisionals: n/a
Track Provisionals: n/a
Big River Steel Podium Top 3: Tim McCreadie, Josh Richards, Earl Pearson, Jr.
Penske Shocks Top 5: Tim McCreadie, Josh Richards, Earl Pearson, Jr., Kyle Bronson, Jimmy Owens
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Jimmy Owens (Advanced 18 Positions)
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Tim McCreadie
Hot Rod Processing Most Laps Led: Shane Clanton (37 Laps)
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Josh Richards
Eibach Springs Rookie of the Race: Ricky Thornton, Jr.
Dirty Girl Racewear Fastest Lap of the Race: Shane Clanton (Lap # 3 – 17.693 seconds)
Fast Shafts Tough Break of the Race: Shane Clanton
Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: Philip Snellen
ARP Engine Builder of the Race: Cornett Race Engines
Miller Welders Chassis Builder of the Race: Longhorn Chassis
Dirt Draft Fastest in Hot Laps: Shane Clanton – 16.891 seconds
Time of Race: 30 minutes 58 seconds

 
Lucas Oil Point Standings:
*Results are unofficial until Close of Business on the Tuesday following Race Day*

 

 

 

Owens Edges Moran in Thrilling Jackson 100 Finish at Brownstown

 

BROWNSTOWN, IN (September 25, 2021) – Jimmy Owens and Devin Moran swapped the lead several times in the final 14 laps in the 42nd Annual Jackson 100 on Saturday Night at the Brownstown Speedway. In the end, it was the veteran Owens edging out Moran by just .079 seconds at the finish.
 
Moran, who was looking for his first-ever win at Brownstown, finished second. Tanner English, last year’s Eibach Springs Rookie of the Year in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series came home in third. Earl Pearson Jr. was fourth and last week’s Late Model Knoxville Nationals winner, Mike Marlar rounded out the top five drivers.
 
Owens jumped to the lead at the start of race as he and first-time Jackson 100 starter Spencer Hughes ran first and second for the first 40 laps. Pearson, who had been hounding Hughes for several laps moved into the runner-up spot on lap 41. Pearson then held the second position until lap 58 when Moran moved ahead.
 
The first 86 laps of the race went caution-free until Ricky Thornton Jr. brought out the only yellow flag after climbing to sixth in the running order with 14 laps to go.
 
The final 14 circuits between Owens and Moran saw the duo go back-and-forth in the battle for the lead. Moran was able to forge ahead on lap 88, but the two remained side-by-side before Owens regained the top spot-on lap 93. Moran was not done yet, staying right with the defending series champion to the very end but falling just short of victory.
 
In Lucas Oil Victory Lane for the 77th time in his career the 49-year-old Tennessee superstar was elated with the $20,000 victory. “That was a blast. I didn’t know which way he (Moran) was going to be coming on me whether it was going to be high or low. Because he really, really had a good car. We had a good hot rod too you know. It’s great being in victory lane here at Brownstown.”
 
“Tonight, was the best track we have had by far here in a while. They did their best with the weather; you can’t do anything about the rain. It was fun racing with Devin, he was respectful and gave me plenty of room and it put on a heck of a show for the fans.”
 
Moran still awaits his first Jackson 100 triumph after finishing in the runner-up spot for the second time in his career. “Jimmy is the one of the cleanest guys in the country him and a couple of other drivers. I just want to win here so bad. This has now happened twice here at this place. I really don’t think I wanted that caution there at the end because I could see him, and I was running him down. The tires had heat in them and when I got the lead I could here Jimmy just gassing on it. I was just missing the bottom of three and four, so I just blame myself.”
 
English climbed to third at the finish after starting 11th to round out the podium. “I knew there at the end I just needed a couple of laps to get going. I am so easy on stuff I need to go 150 laps you know instead of a 100. My right rear tire was just coming in when the checkered fell. We just needed a few more laps and I think we could have had something for them. We feel back almost to 18th it seemed like, but we finally came back and started digging.”
 
The winner’s Ramirez Motorsports, Rocket Chassis is powered by a Vic Hill Racing Engine and sponsored by Boomtest Well Service, Tim Short Auto Group, Reece Monument Company, Red Line Oil, Ohlins Shocks, Sybesma Graphics, Georgia Arms, and Sunoco Race Fuels.
 
Completing the top ten were Hudson O’Neal, Dennis Erb Jr., Josh Richards, Spencer Hughes, and Stormy Scott.

 
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
42nd Annual Jackson 100
Saturday, September 25th, 2021
Brownstown Speedway – Brownstown, IN

 
Allstar Performance Time Trials
Fast Time Group A: Devin Gilpin / 13.433 seconds (overall)
Fast Time Group B: Billy Moyer, Jr. / 13.442 seconds

 
Penske Race Shocks Heat Race #1 Finish (8 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): 1. 20-Jimmy Owens[2]; 2. 71-Hudson O'Neal[5]; 3. 1T-Tyler Erb[4]; 4. 1G-Devin Gilpin[1]; 5. 17D-Zack Dohm[6]; 6. 14G-Joe Godsey[8]; 7. 39-Tim McCreadie[9]; 8. 25-Shane Clanton[7]; 9. 28JS-Jeff Shackelford[10]; 10. 20RT-Ricky Thornton Jr[3]

 
Summit Racing Equipment Heat Race #2 Finish (8 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): 1. 46-Earl Pearson Jr[1]; 2. 9-Devin Moran[3]; 3. 81E-Tanner English[2]; 4. 1S-Brandon Sheppard[4]; 5. 1ST-Johnny Scott[5]; 6. 16-Justin Rattliff[6]; 7. 21H-Robby Hensley[7]; 8. 14R-Jeff Roth[8]; 9. 2C-Brayton Laster[9]; 10. (DNS) 79-Bill Lewis

 
Simpson Race Products Heat Race #3 Finish (8 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): 1. 11H-Spencer Hughes[3]; 2. 40B-Kyle Bronson[2]; 3. 14-Josh Richards[6]; 4. 21-Billy Moyer Jr[1]; 5. C9-Steve Casebolt[5]; 6. 22L-Skyller Lewis[7]; 7. 20TC-Tristan Chamberlain[4]; 8. 17M-Jared Bailey[10]; 9. 14W-Quentin White[9]; 10. (DNS) 97-Michael Chilton

 
Ohlins Shocks Heat Race #4 Finish (8 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): 1. 157-Mike Marlar[1]; 2. 28E-Dennis Erb Jr[3]; 3. 2S-Stormy Scott[2]; 4. 12J-Jason Jameson[5]; 5. 11R-Josh Rice[4]; 6. 66C-Matt Cosner[8]; 7. 83-Scott James[7]; 8. 76-Shelby Miles[6]; 9. 1CJ-Casey White[9]

 
LINE-X B-Main #1 Running Order (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): 1. 1ST-Johnny Scott[2]; 2. 17D-Zack Dohm[1]; 3. 39-Tim McCreadie[5]; 4. 20RT-Ricky Thornton Jr[11]; 5. 14G-Joe Godsey[3]; 6. 16-Justin Rattliff[4]; 7. 21H-Robby Hensley[6]; 8. 14R-Jeff Roth[8]; 9. 2C-Brayton Laster[10]; 10. 25-Shane Clanton[7]; 11. (DNS) 28JS-Jeff Shackelford; 12. (DNS) 79-Bill Lewis

 
UNOH B-Main #2 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): 1. C9-Steve Casebolt[1]; 2. 22L-Skyller Lewis[3]; 3. 83-Scott James[6]; 4. 76-Shelby Miles[8]; 5. 66C-Matt Cosner[4]; 6. 20TC-Tristan Chamberlain[5]; 7. 1CJ-Casey White[10]; 8. 14W-Quentin White[9]; 9. 11R-Josh Rice[2]; 10. 17M-Jared Bailey[7]; 11. (DNS) 97-Michael Chilton

 
Jackson 100 Feature Finish (100 Laps):
Race Statistics
Entrants: 39
Lap Leaders: Jimmy Owens (Laps 1-87); Devin Moran (Laps 88-92); Jimmy Owens (Laps 93-100)
Wrisco Feature Winner: Jimmy Owens
Arizona Sport Shirts CJC – Presented by DirtOnDirt Feature Winner: Jimmy Owens
Brandon Ford TV Challenge Feature Winner: n/a
Margin of Victory: 0.080 seconds
Cautions: Ricky Thornton, Jr. (Lap 86)
Series Provisionals: Ricky Thornton, Jr.; Shane Clanton
Fast Time Provisional: n/a
Series Emergency Provisionals: n/a
Track Provisionals: Jared Bailey
Big River Steel Podium Top 3: Jimmy Owens, Devin Moran, Tanner English
Penske Shocks Top 5: Jimmy Owens, Devin Moran, Tanner English, Earl Pearson, Jr., Mike Marlar
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Tanner English (Advanced 8 Positions)
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Tim McCreadie
Hot Rod Processing Most Laps Led: Jimmy Owens
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Jimmy Owens
Eibach Springs Rookie of the Race: Ricky Thornton, Jr.
Dirty Girl Racewear Fastest Lap of the Race: Jimmy Owens (Lap # 2 – 14.092 seconds)
Fast Shafts Tough Break of the Race: Ricky Thornton, Jr.
Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: Cory Fostvedt (Jimmy Owens)
ARP Engine Builder of the Race: Vic Hill Race Engines
Miller Welders Chassis Builder of the Race: Rocket Chassis
Dirt Draft Fastest in Hot Laps: Hudson O’Neal – 12.890 seconds
Time of Race: 32 minutes 30 seconds

 
Lucas Oil Point Standings:
*Results are unofficial until Close of Business on the Tuesday following Race Day*

 

 

 

Tyler Erb Gets Seventh Lucas Oil Win of the Season at Brownstown

 

BROWNSTOWN, IN (September 24, 2021) – In a wild Night Before the Jackson Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series main event, Tyler Eb emerged for his series-leading seventh win of 2021 on Friday Night at the Brownstown Speedway.

 
Erb took over the top spot when race-leader Josh Rice slowed with a right rear flat tire on lap 29. Erb went on for his first ever win at Brownstown. Current LOLMDS Championship point leader, Tim McCreadie, finished in second followed by Brandon Sheppard, Devin Moran, and Tanner English.
 
Scott James started from the pole, as the veteran Indiana racer was looking for his first LOLMDS win since 2009. James would lead the first three laps before yielding the top spot to fellow front row starter, Josh Rice.
 
Rice, the 2021 Ralph Latham Memorial winner at Florence Speedway in May, held the race lead until Erb passed him on lap 13 for the top spot. Rice would then use the high side to his advantage retaking the point from Erb on lap 17. Erb and Rice came across the line side-by-side with Erb narrowly edging out Rice. Suddenly, Rice slowed coming off turn number two with a flat right rear tire which forced a caution flag and a trip to the hot pit for a tire change. Erb went on to lead the rest of the race for the $10,000 victory.
 
In Lucas Oil Victory Lane for the 16th time in his career and his third in the last four series races, Erb said, “It feels great to win here at Brownstown. They did a great job from yesterday to today to give us a good racetrack. I have a great time. We had to bring out two cars yesterday. I have a great crew and great car owners. We had a good car tonight and it gives us confidence for tomorrow night.”
 
The defending Jackson 100 winner, McCreadie, finished second in Friday Night’s event. “It was really wild out there. You’d think it was the beginning of the year the way some of them raced tonight. They’re really hungry, I guess. I just tried to stay out of their way. This place is so much fun to race on when it gets like tonight. It was cool and a lot of fun tonight.”
 
Sheppard rounded out the podium as the Illinois drive, who won the Indiana Icebreaker on Thursday night, will be looking for his first Jackson 100 victory on Saturday Night. “It was pretty crazy there for a while for sure. We were fortunate to keep our nose clean there and hang on for a third-place finish. Our car was good, we probably need do a few things different for tomorrow night.”   
 
The winner’s Best Performance Motorsports Rocket Chassis is powered by a Clements Racing Engine and sponsored by M&W Transport, Roberts Bee Company, First Class Septic, Bazell Race Fuels, Posi Flow, Lucas Oil Products, Go Lithium, Midwest Sheet Metals, Keyser Manufacturing, and KBC Graphics.
 
Completing the top ten were Earl Pearson Jr., Billy Moyer Jr., Steve Casebolt, Josh Rice, and Shane Clanton.

 
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Night Before the Jackson
Friday, September 24th, 2021
Brownstown Speedway – Brownstown, IN

 
Allstar Performance Time Trials
Fast Time Group A: Mike Marlar / 13.385 seconds (overall)
Fast Time Group B: Josh Rice / 13.653 seconds

 
Penske Race Shocks Heat Race #1 Finish (8 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): 1. 83-Scott James[3]; 2. 39-Tim McCreadie[4]; 3. 81E-Tanner English[6]; 4. 25-Shane Clanton[5]; 5. 16-Justin Rattliff[7]; 6. 28JS-Jeff Shackelford[9]; 7. 20RT-Ricky Thornton Jr[2]; 8. 21H-Robby Hensley[8]; 9. 157-Mike Marlar[1]; 10. 14B-Britan Godsey[10]

 
Summit Racing Equipment Heat Race #2 Finish (8 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): 1. 71-Hudson O'Neal[1]; 2. 1S-Brandon Sheppard[3]; 3. 21-Billy Moyer Jr[2]; 4. 6-Ashton Winger[6]; 5. 11H-Spencer Hughes[4]; 6. 12J-Jason Jameson[5]; 7. 22L-Skyller Lewis[7]; 8. 20TC-Tristan Chamberlain[8]; 9. 14W-Quentin White[9]; 10. 79-Troy Worrick[10]

 
Simpson Race Products Heat Race #3 Finish (8 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): 1. 11R-Josh Rice[1]; 2. 1T-Tyler Erb[2]; 3. 46-Earl Pearson Jr[5]; 4. 76-Shelby Miles[7]; 5. 2S-Stormy Scott[3]; 6. 97-Michael Chilton[6]; 7. C9-Steve Casebolt[8]; 8. 40B-Kyle Bronson[4]; 9. 66C-Matt Cosner[9]; 10. 1CJ-Casey White[10]

 
Ohlins Shocks Heat Race #4 Finish (8 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): 1. 20-Jimmy Owens[1]; 2. 1G-Devin Gilpin[2]; 3. 1ST-Johnny Scott[3]; 4. 9-Devin Moran[4]; 5. 28E-Dennis Erb Jr[6]; 6. 14-Josh Richards[5]; 7. 14G-Joe Godsey[7]; 8. 17D-Zack Dohm[8]; 9. 14R-Jeff Roth[9]; 10. (DNS) 13W-Brayton Laster

 
LINE-X B-Main #1 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): 1. 157-Mike Marlar[5]; 2. 11H-Spencer Hughes[2]; 3. 16-Justin Rattliff[1]; 4. 22L-Skyller Lewis[6]; 5. 21H-Robby Hensley[9]; 6. 12J-Jason Jameson[4]; 7. 20TC-Tristan Chamberlain[8]; 8. 79-Troy Worrick[12]; 9. 20RT-Ricky Thornton Jr[7]; 10. 28JS-Jeff Shackelford[3]; 11. 14B-Britan Godsey[11]; 12. 14W-Quentin White[10]

 
UNOH B-Main #2 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): 1. 2S-Stormy Scott[1]; 2. C9-Steve Casebolt[5]; 3. 28E-Dennis Erb Jr[2]; 4. 97-Michael Chilton[3]; 5. 40B-Kyle Bronson[7]; 6. 14-Josh Richards[4]; 7. 17D-Zack Dohm[8]; 8. 14G-Joe Godsey[6]; 9. 66C-Matt Cosner[9]; 10. 14R-Jeff Roth[10]; 11. 1CJ-Casey White[11]; 12. (DNS) 13W-Brayton Laster

 
Night Before the Jackson Feature Finish (40 Laps):
Race Statistics
Entrants: 40
Lap Leaders: Scott James (Laps 1-3); Josh Rice (Laps 4-12); Tyler Erb (Laps 13-16); Josh Rice (Laps 17-28); Tyler Erb (Laps 29-40)
Wrisco Feature Winner: Tyler Erb
Arizona Sport Shirts CJC – Presented by DirtOnDirt Feature Winner: n/a
Brandon Ford TV Challenge Feature Winner: n/a
Margin of Victory: 1.810 seconds
Cautions: Spencer Hughes (Lap 2); Kyle Bronson (Lap 3); Hudson O’Neal (Lap 4); Debris (Lap 6); Scott James (Lap 26); Josh Rice (Lap 29); Devin Gilpin, Jimmy Owens (Lap 30); Ashton Winger (Lap 34); Hudson O’Neal (Lap 35)
Series Provisionals: Kyle Bronson, Ricky Thornton, Jr.
Fast Time Provisional: n/a
Series Emergency Provisionals: Josh Richards, Matt Cosner
Track Provisionals: Skyller Lewis
Big River Steel Podium Top 3: Tyler Erb, Tim McCreadie, Brandon Sheppard
Penske Shocks Top 5: Tyler Erb, Tim McCreadie, Brandon Sheppard, Devin Moran, Tanner English
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Josh Richards (Advanced 13 Positions)
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Tim McCreadie
Hot Rod Processing Most Laps Led: Josh Rice (21 Laps)
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Tyler Erb
Eibach Springs Rookie of the Race: Ricky Thornton, Jr.
Dirty Girl Racewear Fastest Lap of the Race: Hudson O’Neal (Lap # 2 – 14.735 seconds)
Fast Shafts Tough Break of the Race: Josh Rice
Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: Randall Edwards
ARP Engine Builder of the Race: Clements Race Engines
Miller Welders Chassis Builder of the Race: Rocket Chassis
Dirt Draft Fastest in Hot Laps: Hudson O’Neal – 12.846 seconds
Time of Race: 34 minutes 32 seconds
Sheppard Wins Second Consecutive Indiana Icebreaker at Brownstown

BROWNSTOWN, IN (September 23, 2021) - Brandon Sheppard won his second consecutive Indiana Icebreaker as the previously postponed $15,000-to-win event was held Thursday Night at Brownstown Speedway. 
 
It was Sheppard’s first Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win of the season as the 4-time and reigning Dirt Track Word Championship winner came across the line ahead of Steve Casebolt, Devin Moran, Hudson O’Neal, and Jimmy Owens.
 
Sheppard earned the outside front row starting spot in March and jumped to the lead at the start of the 50-lap race. Casebolt was the third driver to run in second as both Josh Richards and Kyle Bronson fell by the wayside. Casebolt picked up the second spot on lap 18 and stayed there until the checkers, with Sheppard in control of the race from the get-go.
 
Sheppard, who won the race when it was last held in 2019, led all 50 laps to become the 15th different winner this year in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. “Our car was really good. I would like to thank all the fans for coming out tonight. We have three nights of racing this weekend, we love coming to Brownstown Speedway. The track had a lot of character to it tonight, but if it’s like that the rest of the weekend I won’t be mad at all about it.”
 
Casebolt, a Hoosier native, came home in second. “I had a lot of fun out there tonight. It was a little nerve racking at times but considering the rain they have had this week; it was also fun at the same time. It was nice to get a podium finish, it’s like a win for us. All these guys are so good, they do it all the time. To run second to the Rocket House Car, I am pleased with that.”
 
Moran finished second in the Jackson 100 a few years ago but is still seeking his first career win at Brownstown as he rounded out the podium in third. “I always seem to run good here. They did all they could do to the track. It has rained here three or four days straight. It’s kind of incredible we got to race here at all tonight. I couldn’t run up there with Brandon and Steve. When I found that bottom, I just stayed there. We’re happy with a third and we will give it another shot tomorrow night.” 
 
The winner’s Mark Richards Racing, Rocket Chassis is powered by a Durham Racing Engine and sponsored by Valvoline, Seubert Calf Ranches, Gunter’s Honey, Ace Metal Works, Integra, and Petroff Towing.
 
Completing the top ten were Josh Rice, Tim McCreadie, Spencer Hughes, Tanner English, and Tyler Erb.

 
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Indiana Icebreaker
Thursday, September 23rd, 2021
Brownstown Speedway – Brownstown, IN

 
Allstar Performance Time Trials
Fast Time Group A: Josh Richards / 12.509 seconds (overall)
Fast Time Group B: Brandon Sheppard / 12.620 seconds

 
Penske Race Shocks Heat Race #1 Finish (8 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): 1. 14-Josh Richards[1]; 2. 56JR-Tony Jackson Jr[2]; 3. 39-Tim McCreadie[4]; 4. 21-Billy Moyer Jr[3]; 5. 76-Shelby Miles[7]; 6. 32S-Chris Simpson[8]; 7. 20TC-Tristan Chamberlain[10]; 8. 418-Michael Wesselman[11]; 9. 1G-Devin Gilpin[5]; 10. 99JR-Frank Heckenast Jr[6]; 11. 9G-Larry Greer[9]

 
Summit Racing Equipment Heat Race #2 Finish (8 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): 1. 40B-Kyle Bronson[1]; 2. 20-Jimmy Owens[2]; 3. 71-Hudson O'Neal[3]; 4. 157-Mike Marlar[4]; 5. 11R-Josh Rice[6]; 6. 1T-Tyler Erb[5]; 7. 29V-Darrell Lanigan[7]; 8. 18R-Fast Eddy[9]; 9. 3Z-Zack Burton[11]; 10. 24-Jared Bailey[8]; 11. (DNS) 14M-Mark Robbins

 
Simpson Race Products Heat Race #3 Finish (8 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): 1. 1S-Brandon Sheppard[1]; 2. C9-Steve Casebolt[2]; 3. 25-Shane Clanton[8]; 4. 8-Kyle Strickler[4]; 5. 21H-Robby Hensley[7]; 6. 14R-Jeff Roth[9]; 7. 14B-Britan Godsey[10]; 8. 57M-Cameron Marlar[5]; 9. 16-Justin Rattliff[11]; 10. 3S-Brian Shirley[6]; 11. (DNS) 28E-Dennis Erb Jr

 
Ohlins Shocks Heat Race #4 Finish (8 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): 1. 9-Devin Moran[1]; 2. 81E-Tanner English[2]; 3. 1-Earl Pearson Jr[5]; 4. 20RT-Ricky Thornton Jr[4]; 5. 14G-Joe Godsey[7]; 6. D8-Dustin Linville[9]; 7. 20B-Todd Brennan[11]; 8. 18A-Jeffrey Ledford[6]; 9. 19R-Ryan Gustin[3]; 10. 13W-Brayton Laster[10]; 11. 17J-Greg Johnson[8]

 
LINE-X B-Main #1 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): 1. 76-Shelby Miles[1]; 2. 1T-Tyler Erb[3]; 3. 11R-Josh Rice[2]; 4. 1G-Devin Gilpin[5]; 5. 11H-Spencer Hughes[8]; 6. 6-Ashton Winger[7]; 7. 20TC-Tristan Chamberlain[4]; 8. 3Z-Zack Burton[6]

 
UNOH B-Main #2 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): 1. 14G-Joe Godsey[2]; 2. 28E-Dennis Erb Jr[6]; 3. 21H-Robby Hensley[1]; 4. 66C-Matt Cosner[7]; 5. 14W-Quentin White[8]; 6. 14R-Jeff Roth[3]; 7. 13W-Brayton Laster[5]; 8. 14B-Britan Godsey[4]

 
Indiana Icebreaker Feature Finish (50 Laps):
Race Statistics
Entrants: 48
Lap Leaders: Brandon Sheppard (1-50)
Wrisco Feature Winner: Brandon Sheppard
Arizona Sport Shirts CJC – Presented by DirtOnDirt Feature Winner: n/a
Brandon Ford TV Challenge Feature Winner: n/a
Margin of Victory: 1.889 seconds
Cautions: Brayton Laster (Lap 5); Billy Moyer, Jr. (Lap 5 Restart); Shane Clanton (Lap 9); Matt Cosner (Lap 10); Josh Richards (Lap 14); Kyle Bronson (Lap 16); Mike Marlar (Lap 35); Shelby Miles (Lap 40); Spencer Hughes (Lap 42)
Series Provisionals: Spencer Hughes; Matt Cosner
Fast Time Provisional: n/a
Series Emergency Provisionals: n/a
Track Provisionals: Brayton Laster
Big River Steel Podium Top 3: Brandon Sheppard, Steve Casebolt, Devin Moran
Penske Shocks Top 5: Brandon Sheppard, Steve Casebolt, Devin Moran, Hudson O’Neal, Jimmy Owens
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Josh Rice (Advanced 13 Positions)
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Tim McCreadie
Hot Rod Processing Most Laps Led: Brandon Sheppard (50 Laps)
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Brandon Sheppard
Eibach Springs Rookie of the Race: Ricky Thornton, Jr.
Dirty Girl Racewear Fastest Lap of the Race: Brandon Sheppard (Lap #3 – 13.012 seconds)
Fast Shafts Tough Break of the Race: Ricky Thornton, Jr.
Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: Danny White
ARP Engine Builder of the Race: Durham Race Engines
Miller Welders Chassis Builder of the Race: Rocket Chassis
Dirt Draft Fastest in Hot Laps: Ricky Thornton, Jr.
Time of Race: 42 minutes 3 seconds

 

 

 

Lernerville Speedway Welcomes Lucas Oil Late Models for 2022 Firecracker 100
BATAVIA, OH (October 20, 2021) – Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series officials are excited to announce the addition of Sarver, Pennsylvania’s Lernerville Speedway to the 2022 schedule. The Big River Steel Firecracker 100 on June 23rd – 25th will now boast a $50,000 paycheck to the winner. 

 
Lernerville Speedway’s Firecracker 100 weekend has become one of the most high-profile events in the world of dirt late model racing. There will be a record high purse of over $210,000 at the 16th running of the Firecracker 100 weekend, thanks to the event’s new partnership with Big River Steel and the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. This prestigious three-day racing tradition will now be the richest event of any kind ever held at the Lernerville Speedway.

 
“The Firecracker 100 has become a cornerstone in Dirt Late Model racing, and we’re excited to be a part of this lucrative event in 2022,” Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Director Rick Schwallie said. “Thanks to the devotion of Lernerville Speedway and our great partnership with Big River Steel, we’re able to increase the total purse for the weekend by over $33,000. We look forward to delivering the excitement of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series to the fans of Lernerville Speedway in 2022.”

 
A full program of racing is scheduled each of the three nights on the 4/10-mile dirt oval located 45 minutes Northeast of Pittsburgh, PA. Opened in October 1967, Lernerville Speedway has been enlarged three times; from a small quarter to a large quarter, then to a 3/8-mile, and finally to its current size. Seating has also been increased several times to now accommodate approximately 12,000 in the stands.

 
Camping spaces for the 2022 Big River Steel Firecracker 100 are on sale now and advance tickets will go on sale before the end of the year. For more information on Lernerville Speedway, please visit www.Lernerville.com.

 
Previous Firecracker 100 Winners:
2021 - Brandon Overton
2020 - Cade Dillard
2019 - Tim McCreadie
2018 - Chris Madden
2017 - Brandon Overton
2016 - Scott Bloomquist
2015 - Rick Eckert
2014 - Darrell Lanigan
2013 - Josh Richards
2012 - Scott Bloomquist
2011 - Jimmy Mars
2010 - Shane Clanton
2009 - Jimmy Mars
2008 - Brian Birkhofer
2007 - Scott Bloomquist

 
Firecracker 100 Weekend Purses:
Thursday A-Main (30 Laps): 1. $6,000, 2. $3,000, 3. $2,000, 4. $1,500, 5. $1,250, 6. $1,000, 7. $950, 8. $900, 9. $850, 10. $800, 11. $700, 12. $600, 13. $600, 14. $600, 15. $600, 16. $600, 17. $600, 18. $600, 19. $600, 20. $600, 21. $600, 22. $600, 23. $600, 24. $600 = $26,750

 
Friday A-Main (30 Laps): 1. $6,000, 2. $3,000, 3. $2,000, 4. $1,500, 5. $1,250, 6. $1,000, 7. $950, 8. $900, 9. $850, 10. $800, 11. $700, 12. $600, 13. $600, 14. $600, 15. $600, 16. $600, 17. $600, 18. $600, 19. $600, 20. $600, 21. $600, 22. $600, 23. $600, 24. $600 = $26,750

 
Non-Qualifier Race (30 Laps): 1. $2,000, 2. $800, 3. $700, 4. $600, 5. $500, 6. $400, 7. $300, 8. $290, 9. $280, 10. $270, 11. $260, 12. $250, 13. $240, 14. $230, 15. $220, 16. $210, 17. $200, 18. $200, 19. $200, 20. $200, 21. $200, 22. $200, 23. $200, 24. $200 = $9,180

 
Big River Steel Firecracker 100 (100 Laps): 1. $50,000, 2. $20,000, 3. $10,000, 4. $8,000, 5. $6,000, 6. $5,000, 7. $4,000, 8. $3,000, 9. $2,750, 10. $2,600, 11. $2,500, 12. $2,475, 13. $2,450, 14. $2,425, 15. $2,400, 16. $2,375, 17. $2,350, 18. $2,325, 19. $2,300, 20. $2,250, 21. $2,200, 22. $2,150, 23. $2,100, 24. $2,050, 25. $2,000, 26. $2,000 = $147,700

 
About Big River Steel a U.S. Steel Company
Big River Steel invested $1.3 Billion to build and start up the world’s first Flex Mill®, a steel mini mill focused on the production of a wide product spectrum, including advanced automotive steels and electrical Steels.

 
In November of 2020, Big River Steel completed its Phase II expansion, adding a second electric-arc furnace (EAF), and doubling the mill’s capacity for producing steel from 1.65 million tons per year to 3.3 million tons per year.

 
In January of 2021, BRS became a part of U. S. Steel, creating the first Best of BothSM integrated and mini mill steel company. Together, the two companies are forging a bold path forward to produce transformational steels in ways that are truly Best for AllTM – customers, employees, communities, and the planet.

 
In June of 2021, Big River Steel announced a $450 million investment to build a non-grain oriented (NGO) electrical steel line. The focus on electrical steel includes working with major automakers in the development of hybrid and electric vehicles. The NGO line is expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2023 and create an additional 120 positions at Big River Steel.

 
But all of this goes far deeper than steelmaking methods. It’s about creating an environment where talented people grow and thrive. It’s about an intensified focus on our customers that guides collaborative, cross-functional teams and drives game-changing solutions. It’s about innovating to lead the way to sustainable steel and using the Best for AllTM strategy to transform the future of steel.

 

2022 is the Year of MORE for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

Batavia, OH (October 13, 2021) – It pays to win, and in 2022 winners will be paid more than at any time in Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series history.
 
The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series is proud to announce the 2022 schedule, with a groundbreaking lineup that includes 65 feature events, at 35 different venues, across 18 states. Of those, 17 events will boast a top prize of more than $20,000 – including 11 marquee events that pay $50,000 or more to the winner.
 
In addition to the generous number of high-paying events in 2022, next year’s Lucas Oil National Champion will receive a monumental $150,000. Second-place in the championship standings will earn $75,000, while third-place garners $50,000. The year-end points fund for the Top-12 in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will total more than $500,000 in 2022.
 
“The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series would like to thank our team owners, drivers and crew members, our event promoters, our loyal fans, and our tremendous marketing partners for their continued support,” said Rick Schwallie, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Director. “It is because of each of you, along with the hard work and determination of series officials and the unwavering support of Lucas Oil Products, that the series had another successful season that left promoters wanting to host bigger events than ever before in 2022.”
 
The Series will head to a quartette of new venues in 2022, including Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, PA on June 23-25 for the 16th Annual Firecracker 100 presented by Big River Steel; Davenport, Iowa’s quarter-mile oval on Wednesday, July 6; I-70 Motorsports Park in Odessa, MO on Thursday, July 14; and Huset’s Speedway in Brandon, SD on Tuesday, July 19. For the first time since 2013, the stars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series return to West Virginia Motor Speedway in Mineral Wells, WV, Friday-Saturday, June 3-4.
 
The extensive list of events on the tour’s schedule that boast a $20,000 or greater payday include: 411 Motor Speedway’s Tennessean ($20,000); Tyler County Speedway’s 53rd Hillbilly Hundred ($30,000); Lucas Oil Speedway’s Show-Me 100 ($50,000); West Virginia Motor Speedway’s Historic 100 ($50,000); Smoky Mountain Speedway’s Mountain Moonshine Classic ($50,000); Lernerville Speedway’s Firecracker 100 Presented by Big River Steel ($50,000); Muskingum County Speedway ($30,000); Deer Creek Speedway’s NAPA Auto Parts Gopher 50 ($50,000); I-80 Speedway’s Silver Dollar Nationals ($53,000); Florence Speedway’s North/South 100 ($75,000); Batesville Motor Speedway’s Topless 100 ($50,000); Port Royal Speedway’s The Rumble by the River ($50,000); Tyler County Speedway’s 54th Hillbilly Hundred ($30,000); Knoxville Raceway’s Late Model Nationals ($50,000); Brownstown Speedway’s Jackson 100 ($20,000); Pittsburgh’s PA Motor Speedway’s Pittsburgher ($20,000); and Portsmouth Raceway Park’s Dirt Track World Championship ($100,000).
 
2022 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Points Fund:
1. $150,000
2. $75,000
3. $50,000
4. $40,000
5. $35,000
6. $32,000
7. $30,000
8. $26,000
9. $25,000
10. $24,000
11. $23,000
12. $20,000
 
2022 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Schedule:
 

 

2021 Finale: General Tire Dirt Track World Championship – Presented by Optima Batteries

BATAVIA, Ohio (October 11, 2021) – The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series is set to finish up the 2021 season with one of the most anticipated events of the year. The 41st Annual General Tire Dirt Track World Championship - Presented by Optima Batteries – will take place October 14th-16th, at Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio.

 

The weekend will get started on Thursday night with preliminary events for the Open Wheel Modifieds. On Friday, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series teams will have Hot Laps, Allstar Performance Time Trials, and compete in a single set of 12-lap Heat Races. Additionally, the Limited Late Models will have their preliminary events, along with the main event for the Open Wheel Modifieds. A complete program for the Legend Cars is also on tap for Friday night.

 

Saturday’s program kicks off with a Dirt Racing Outreach Service at 3:30 PM ET. Hot Laps will begin at 6:00 PM ET, followed by the awards presentations for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series National Champion and Eibach Springs Rookie of the Year. Consolation events for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series are set to begin at 7:00 PM ET, followed by the 100-lap, $100,000-to-win Dirt Track World Championship. After that, the Limited Late Models will compete in their 25-lap feature event, followed by the 25-lap, $3,000-to-win Jim Dunn Memorial Non-Qualifiers Race for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series.


 

Jonathan Davenport is just as eager as anyone to get to Portsmouth Raceway Park this weekend for a chance at $100,000 in a race that he has yet to add his name to. “Confidence is high as ever going into the Dirt Track World Championship weekend after winning two of the Lucas Oil events in a row and having decent runs in the prior two series events at Portsmouth this year.”

 

The pit gates will close on Friday and Saturday at 12:00 PM ET (noon) and re-open at 1:00 PM ET; the general admission gate will also open at 1:00 PM ET both days. For more information on the 41st Annual General Tire Dirt Track World Championship - Presented by Optima Batteries, visit: www.thedtwc.com; www.portsraceway.com; or call (740) 354-3278. 

 

Track Information:

Portsmouth Raceway Park

Phone Number: (740) 354-3278

Location: 25648 State Route 73, West Portsmouth, OH 45663

GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 38.76585 - Longitude: -83.01739

Directions: 0.5 mile south of US 52 on SR 73, then right just before bridge

 

Dirt Track World Championship Tire Rule:

Left Rear/Fronts - Hoosier Rib (28.5) 1300, (28.5) 1425

Right Rear - Hoosier (29.0) 1300 NRM, (29.0) 1300 NRMW, (29.0) 1425 NRM, (29.0) 1425 NRMW, (92) LM40

*Must use the same set of 4 tires for Time Trials and Heat Races Friday night.

*For the B-Mains, competitors may use 4 new tires.

*For the Non-Qualifiers Race, competitors may use 4 new tires.

*For the A-Main, competitors may use 4 new tires.

*Flat tire must be replaced with a used tire of the same compound and construction to retain starting position.


 

Dirt Track World Championship Purse:

1. $100,000, 2. $20,000, 3. $10,000, 4. $7,000, 5. $5,000, 6. $3,500, 7. $3,200, 8. $3,000, 9. $2,800, 10. $2,500, 11. $2,450, 12. $2,400, 13. $2,350, 14. $2,300, 15. $2,250, 16. $2,200, 17. $2,150, 18. $2,100, 19. $2,075, 20. $2,060, 21. $2,050, 22. $2,040, 23. $2,030, 24. $2,020, 25. $2,010, 26. $2,000. = $191,485


 

Jim Dunn Memorial Non-Qualifiers Race:

1. $3,000, 2. $1,500, 3. $1,250, 4. $1,000, 5. $900, 6. $800, 7. $750, 8. $700, 9. $650, 10. $600, 11. 500, 12. $400, 13. $350, 14. $300, 15. $250, 16. $200, 17. $200, 18. $200, 19. $200, 20. $200, 21. $200, 22. $200, 23. $200, 24. $200, 25. $200, 26. $200. = $15,150


 

Previous Dirt Track World Championship Winners:

1981 - Jim Dunn

1982 - Charlie Swartz

1983 - Freddy Smith

1984 - Jack Boggs

1985 - Freddy Smith

1986 - Billy Moyer

1987 - Larry Moore

1988 - Donnie Moran

1989 - John Mason

1990 - Jack Boggs

1991 - Freddy Smith

1992 - Ronnie Johnson

1993 - Freddy Smith

1994 - Ronnie Johnson

1995 - Jack Boggs

1996 - Billy Moyer

1997 - Marshall Green

1998 - Freddy Smith

1999 - Steve Francis

2000 - Wendell Wallace

2001 - Bart Hartman

2002 - Shannon Babb

2003 - Darrell Lanigan

2004 - Rick Eckert

2005 - Scott Bloomquist

2006 - Shannon Babb

2007 - Chub Frank

2008 - Brian Birkhofer

2009 - Jimmy Mars

2010 - Earl Pearson Jr.

2011 - Don O’Neal

2012 - Jimmy Owens

2013 - Brandon Sheppard

2014 - Scott Bloomquist

2015 - Scott Bloomquist

2016 - Brandon Sheppard

2017 - Josh Richards

2018 - Josh Richards

2019 - Brandon Sheppard

2020 - Brandon Sheppard


 

About General Tire:

General Tire for over 100 years has offered a complete quality line of ultra-high performance, passenger, light truck, off-road, and commercial tires to meet all your needs. To learn more about General Tire, visit: www.generaltire.com

 

About Optima Batteries:

With a 40-year history of technological innovation and engineering, Optima products offer unstoppable power for extreme enthusiasts and others who require “The Ultimate Power Source.” In the past decade, Optima has revolutionized the industry with the introduction of its unique Spiralcell Technology, as well as developing the first digital battery charger and maintainer. Additional information can be obtained by visiting: www.optimabatteries.com.


 

 

Triple Header Weekend in Tennessee and Georgia

BATAVIA, OH (October 7, 2021) - The traditional double-header weekend for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series is now a triple-header with the addition of the previously postponed Smoky Mountain Speedway, to the familiar weekend of trips to The Red Clay at Woodstock – Historic Dixie Speedway and Rome International Speedway.


 

The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series returns to Smoky Mountain Speedway on Friday, October 8th for the $20,000-to-win Mountain Moonshine Classic that was postponed after heavy rains continued throughout the evening on Saturday, July 10th. A complete show of Hot Laps, Allstar Performance Time Trials, Heat Races, and B-Mains will be topped off by a 60 lap A-Main paying $20,000 to win. The Red Clay 602 Late Models and 604 Late Models will also have full racing programs.


 

General admission tickets and pit passes purchased for the July 10th event will be honored at Smoky Mountain Speedway. New racing entries will be accepted on the day of the event. General admission, pit admission, and tier parking ticket sales will be available online for advance purchase or on site the day of the event. Pit and General Admission gates open at 12:00 PM (noon) with on track action beginning at 7:30 PM. For more information visit: www.smokymountainspeedway.com


 

Dixie Speedway is a 3/8-mile semi-banked, clay oval, located in Woodstock, Ga. The Lucas Oil Dixie Shootout on Saturday, October 9th will feature a complete program of: Hot Laps, Allstar Performance Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and a 50-lap, $15,000-to-win main event for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. Pit gates open at 2:00 PM with General Admission gates opening at 5:00 PM. Hot laps are set to begin at 6:45 PM. 


 

Recognized as the “World’s Fastest Half-Mile Oval,” Rome International Speedway is in Northwest Georgia at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains – just a short drive from Dixie Speedway. On Sunday night, October 10th the Lucas Oil Rome Showdown will include Hot Laps, Allstar Performance Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and a 50-lap, $10,000-to-win main event. Pit gates open at 1:00 PM with General Admission gates opening at 5:00 PM. There will be a Dirt Racing Outreach service at 5:15 in the grandstands closest to the pit area. Hot laps are set to begin at 6:45 PM.


 

In addition to the pulse-pounding action of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, the competition at both venues each night will include: Econo Bombers, 602 Sportsman, 604 Crates, Steel Head/525, and Stinger cars.


 

For tickets and more information on both events, visit: www.dixiespeedway.com or call (770) 926-5315.


 

Track and Event Information:

Smoky Mountain Speedway

Phone Number: 865-856-8989

Location: 809 Brickmill Road, Maryville, TN 37801

Directions: 4.5 miles southwest of US 129 on US411, then 1.6 miles south on Brick Mill Road.


 

Dixie Speedway

Phone Number: 770-926-5315

Location: 150 Dixie Drive, Woodstock, GA 30189

GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 34.08914 - Longitude: -84.56119

Directions: I-75 to exit 277, then 6 miles east on SR 92, then north (3/4 mile east of SR 205)


 

Rome International Speedway

Phone Number: 706-235-2541

Location: 1900 Chulio Rd. SE, Rome, GA 30161

GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 34.20123 - Longitude: -85.11039

Directions: 4 miles east of Rome on US 411, then 1.5 miles south on Wilbanks Road, then 0.3 miles east on Chulio Road


 

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Tire Rules:

Mountain Moonshine Classic - Friday, October 8th:

Left Rear/Fronts - Hoosier Rib (28.5) 1350

Right Rear - Hoosier (29.0) White Dot 1600 NRM, (29.0) 1600 NRMW

*Must use the same set of 4 tires for Time Trials, Heat Races, and B-Mains.

*For the A-Main, competitors may use 2 new tires.

*Flat tire must be replaced with a used tire of the same compound and construction to retain starting position.


 

Lucas Oil Dixie Shootout - Saturday, October 9th:

Left Rear/Fronts - Hoosier Rib (28.5) 1350, (28.5) DRS 1350

Right Rear - Hoosier (29.0) White Dot 1600 NRM, (29.0) White Dot 1600 NRMW, (29.0) DRS 1600

*Must use the same set of 4 tires for Time Trials, Heat Races, and B-Mains.

*For the A-Main, competitors may use 2 new rear tires.

*Flat tire must be replaced with a used tire of the same compound and construction to retain starting position.


 

Lucas Oil Rome Showdown - Sunday, October 10th:

Left Rear/Fronts - Hoosier Rib (28.5) 1350, (28.5) DRS 1350

Right Rear - Hoosier (29.0) White Dot 1600 NRM, (29.0) White Dot 1600 NRMW, (29.0) DRS 1600

*Must use the same set of 4 tires for Time Trials, Heat Races, and B-Mains.

*For the A-Main, competitors may use 2 new rear tires.

*Flat tire must be replaced with a used tire of the same compound and construction to retain starting position.


 

Event Purse:

Mountain Moonshine Classic (60 Laps) - 1. $20,000, 2. $9,000, 3. $5,000, 4. $4,000, 5. $3,500, 6. $2,700, 7. $2,500, 8. $2,300, 9. $2,200, 10. $2,100, 11. $2,000, 12. $1,900, 13. $1,800, 14. $1,700, 15. $1,600, 16. $1,400, 17. $1,300, 18. $1,200, 19. $1,200, 20. $1,200, 21. $1,200, 22. $1,200, 23. $1,200, 24. $1,200. = $73,400


 

Lucas Oil Dixie Shootout Event Purse (50 Laps): 1. $15,000, 2. $6,500, 3. $3,500, 4. $3,000, 5. $2,500, 6. $2,400, 7. $2,300, 8. $2,200, 9. $2,100, 10. $2,000, 11. $1,600, 12. $1,400, 13. $1,300, 14. $1,200, 15. $1,050, 16. $1,000, 17. $1,000, 18. $1,000, 19. $1,000, 20. $1,000, 21. $1,000, 22. $1,000, 23. $1,000, 24. $1,000. = $57,050


 

Lucas Oil Rome Showdown Event Purse (50 Laps): 1. $10,000, 2. $5,500, 3. $3,500, 4. $2,700, 5. $2,500, 6. $2,300, 7. $2,200, 8. $2,100, 9. $2,050, 10. $2,000, 11. $1,600, 12. $1,400, 13. $1,200, 14. $1,000, 15. $950, 16. $925, 17. $900, 18. $875, 19. $850, 20. $825, 21. $800, 22. $800, 23. $800, 24. $800 = $48,575

 

 

Big River Steel Renews Partnership with Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt SeriesBatavia, OH (October 1, 2021) – Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series officials are pleased to announce that Big River Steel, a U. S. Steel company, has renewed their multi-year agreement to be an Official Partner of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series again in 2022 and 2023.


 

Big River Steel, a U. S. Steel company now, has been an Official Partner with the series the past two years and associated with several key programs within the series. Under this new agreement, Big River Steel with corporate offices for U. S. Steel located in Pittsburgh, PA, has agreed to be the presenting sponsor of the newly added Firecracker 100 event at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, PA in 2022. The 2022 Firecracker 100 presented by Big River Steel, will be another crown jewel event on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series schedule that will pay $50,000 to win.


 
UNOH Road to the Dirt Track World Championship
Contest Ends This Weekend
 
BATAVIA, OH (September 30, 2021) – The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and the University of Northwestern Ohio (UNOH) partnered to give fans of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series the chance to win a VIP Package to the season-ending Dirt Track World Championship at Portsmouth (Ohio) Raceway Park.

 
Fans have the opportunity to register for the UNOH Road to the Dirt Track World Championship contest at the UNOH interactive booth in the vendor midway at every series event. This Saturday’s Pittsburgher 100 at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway will be the last opportunity for fans to register for this grand prize drawing. The grand prize winner will be selected October 6th and notified by phone and/or email.

 
The UNOH Grand Prize winner receives two VIP suite passes to the Dirt Track World Championship on October 15th-16th plus a prize package that includes UNOH hats, shirts, and tailgating chairs along with various Lucas Oil products. The UNOH Grand Prize winner also takes home two tickets to attend the ARCA Menards Series Lucas Oil 200 at Daytona (Fla.) International Raceway on February 19, 2022; two tickets to the NASCAR Xfinity Series event at Daytona International Raceway on February 19, 2022; and two Fan Zone passes for 2022 Daytona International Raceway events.

 
The UNOH interactive booth in the vendor midway at each event is a great opportunity for fans to learn more about UNOH, their programs for new students, and a virtual tour of the university and the opportunities available. Detailed information about UNOH is available at the UNOH booth at each event.

 
UNOH is known worldwide as a leader in the Automotive, Diesel, and High Performance industries. UNOH also offers world class degree programs in Business, Health, Marketing, Information Technology, Robotics, and many other fields of study. As the “Official Educational Partner” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, UNOH hopes to educate those who have a passion for racing and turn it into a career of their dreams. UNOH’s Drive for Excellence™ aligns with Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series’ goal to bring racing entertainment to fans of all ages. UNOH’s state of the art facilities and curriculum provides new students the opportunity to get a degree and be involved in the motorsports industry at the same time.

 
“We want to thank UNOH for this contest and providing these great prizes all year to the fans that have stopped by the UNOH booth on the midway. UNOH offers great opportunities for young adults to get a degree and work in the motorsports industry. They have been involved in supporting various drivers, teams and race series in the motorsports industry for many years. We look forward to partnering with UNOH for many years to come,” stated Wayne Castleberry, Corporate Motorsports Sales and Marketing Director for Lucas Oil Motorsports.

 
About UNOH:  Founded in 1920, the University of Northwestern Ohio is an entrepreneurial, not-for-profit, university located in Lima, Ohio, situated on 200 acres. In 2020 UNOH celebrated its 100th anniversary of educating students from around the world. There are five colleges within the university: College of Applied Technologies, College of Business, College of Health Professions, College of Occupational Professions, and the Graduate College. The University is known worldwide as a leader in the Automotive, Diesel, and High Performance industries. UNOH also offers world class degree programs in Business, Health, Marketing, Information Technology, Robotics, and many other fields of study. UNOH is a co-ed campus and has taught students from all 50 states and 69 countries, and currently has nearly 4,000 students enrolled from 50 states and 36 countries. At UNOH there is no out-of-state tuition. UNOH awards Master’s, Bachelor, Associate, and Diploma programs to more than 1,000 students each year at graduation. The University of Northwestern Ohio also offers a variety of athletics including Men’s & Women’s Basketball, Tennis, Golf, Bowling, and Soccer, Women’s Volleyball, Men’s Baseball, Women’s Softball, and six Co-Ed Motorsports teams. For more information, visit www.unoh.edu

 

“With increased television coverage on MAVTV Motorsports Network and the live streaming coverage on MAVTVPlus.com, the series schedule will be loaded with numerous big paying crown jewel events that will make the 2022 season the biggest in the history of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. Big River Steel’s partnership along with all our great partners are vital to the continued growth of the premier national touring series in the country,” stated Dan Robinson, Vice President of Lucas Oil Motorsports.

 

“We are pleased to continue our relationship with Lucas Oil Products. Team Lucas has a positive impact on grassroots racing across the country and in all different forms of motorsports. We are thrilled to GO BIG in our continued partnership with Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, our new involvement with Lernerville Speedway and our work as part of the collective team to improve grassroots racing for its passionate fans,” said Scott Coleman, manager of coated products at Big River Steel.

 

The Big River Steel partnership will continue to include sponsoring the Big River Steel Podium Award, recognizing the top three finishers at each event and recognizing the driver that earns the most Big River Steel Podium finishes at the year-end awards banquet. Big River Steel will also support a driver that follows the series full time in 2022 that will include employee interaction and participation at various events.


 

"We are very pleased to have Big River Steel renew their partnership," said Wayne Castleberry, Corporate Motorsports Sales and Marketing for Lucas Oil. "With Big River Steel now being part of U. S. Steel, they are now even bigger than before with multiple plants across the country and thousands of employees that are passionate race fans looking forward to supporting the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. Since 1901, the United States Steel Corporation has built the steel that has built this Nation and continues to be the backbone of the economy. We look forward to a great partnership with their company and employees.”

Two States, Two Days, Over $125K on the LineBATAVIA, Ohio (September 30, 2021) - Over $125,000 in purse money is on the line at two tracks this weekend, with history dating back to the 1970’s. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series travels to Raceway 7 in Conneaut, Ohio on Friday, October 1st and Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway in Imperial, Penn. on Saturday, October 2nd.

 
The Great Lakes 50 on Friday night at Raceway 7, will boast a $12,000 top prize. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will compete in a complete program of: Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and a 50-lap main event on the 7/16-mile semi-banked clay oval. There will also be a full show for the Econo Mods on Friday night. The pit gate will open at 2:00 PM, followed by general admission gates at 5:30 PM. Hot laps will begin at 7:30 PM, followed by action-packed racing. For more information, visit: www.Raceway7.com.

 
On Saturday night, the action shifts to the 33rd Annual Pittsburgher 100. The single-day event for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will include a complete program of: Allstar Performance Time Trials, Heat Races, and B-Mains - highlighted by a 100-lap, $20,000-to-win feature event. The Rush Late Models will also be in competition on Saturday night with a full show. The pit gates will close at 11:00AM and re-open at 12:00 PM (noon) with the general admission gates opening at 3:00 PM, On-track action begins at 6:00 PM. To purchase tickets or find more information, visit: www.PPMS.com.

 
Track and Event Information:
Raceway 7
Phone Number: 440-594-2222
Location: 4094 Center Rd, Conneaut, OH 44030
Directions: Located on Route 7 just 6 miles South of I-90.

 
Pittsburgh’s PA Motor Speedway
Phone Number: (412) 279-RACE
Location: 170 Kelso Road, Imperial, PA 15126
Directions: I-79 to PA Route 60 North/Airport Exit 16A; PA Route 60 to 22/30 West (at Ikea); US 22 West to Noblestown Exit (turn left).
Website: www.ppms.com

 
Tire Rules:
Great Lakes 50 - Friday, October 1st:
Left Rear/Fronts - Hoosier Rib (28.5) 1300, (28.5) 1425
Right Rear - Hoosier (29.0) 1425 NRM, (29.0) 1425 NRMW
*Must use the same set of 4 tires for Time Trials, Heat Races, and B-Mains.
*For the A-Main, competitors may use 3 new tires.
*Flat tire must be replaced with a used tire of the same compound and construction to retain starting
position.

 
33rd Annual Pittsburgher 100 – Saturday, October 2nd:
Left Rear/Fronts - Hoosier Rib (28.5) 1425
Right Rear - Hoosier (29.0) 1425 NRM, (29.0) 1425 NRMW, (92) LM40
*Must use the same set of 4 tires for Time Trials, Heat Races, and B-Mains.
*For the A-Main, competitors may use 2 new rear tires.
*Flat tire must be replaced with a used tire of the same compound and construction to retain starting
position.

 
Event Purses:
Great Lakes 50 (50 Laps): 1. $12,000, 2. $6,000, 3. $3,500, 4. $2,800, 5. $2,500, 6. $2,300, 7. $2,200, 8. $2,100, 9. $2,050, 10. $2,000, 11. $1,600, 12. $1,400, 13. $1,200, 14. $1,100, 15. $1,050, 16. $1,000, 17. $1,000, 18. $1,000, 19. $1,000, 20. $1,000, 21. $1,000, 22. $1,000, 23. $1,000, 24. $1,000. = $52,800

 
33rd Annual Pittsburgher 100 Event Purse (100 Laps): 1. $20,000, 2. $9,000, 3. $5,000, 4. $4,000, 5. $3,500, 6. $2,700, 7. $2,500, 8. $2,300, 9. $2,200, 10. $2,100, 11. $2,000, 12. $1,900, 13. $1,800, 14. $1,700, 15. $1,600, 16. $1,400, 17. $1,300, 18. $1,200, 19. $1,200, 20. $1,200, 21. $1,200, 22. $1,200, 23. $1200, 24. $1,200 = $73,400
 
 

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Tanner Collins is Tops at Tri-County
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POLLARD, Ala. (Oct. 8) — Heading into a Newsome Raceway Parts Crate Racin’ USA Dirt Late Model Series doubleheader weekend at Tri-County Speedway, Tanner Collins of Franklin, Ga., had never made an appearance at the Chuck Day-owned facility that’s located near Flomaton, Ala.


 

“Never even laid eyes on the place before this weekend, but I’m liking it pretty good right now,” he said with a good-natured smile after claiming a $2,500 victory in a 40-lap main event Friday night at the 3/8-mile oval. “It’s a track where you run straight off the corner for only a split second, and then you’re turning right back down. It’s a pretty unique track, and it’s round enough that it seems like you’re always turning.”


 

Trailing Collins across the stripe in his maiden voyage at the facility were Jimmy Thomas, Stephen Brantley, 13th-place starter Jake Knowles and Jason Welshan.


 

It was Collins’ first victory of the season on the touring circuit, which is managed by Adam Stewart. He claimed his first career win on the series Oct. 3, 2020, at third-mile Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Ala., and based on that victory later decided to run the full schedule this year. He’s currently the leading competitor for the Rookie of the Year title, and is one of four drivers who’s been embroiled in a season-long chase for the $10,000 series championship.


 

“I’ve been wanting one of these wins all year long, and we finally got one,” Collins said. “We’ve been qualifying good just about everywhere we go, but then the car has been too freed up come feature time. Tonight the car was on kill all night, from hot laps to qualifying to the main event. It was exactly what we needed, and when we needed it.”


 

Collins, who started from the pole in a 21-car field, turned back a strong effort from third-starting Thomas, who is the current series points leader. Thomas moved into second place in the early laps and was able to issue repeated challenges for the top spot, but a rash of caution flags interrupted his attack.


 

“The cautions were just killing me,” Thomas said. “We were able to get a pretty good run on him [Collins] a few times on the early restarts, but we’d run two or three laps and have another yellow flag. It was hard to keep the momentum we needed, but our car did get a little bit better. We’re gonna have to work on it a little bit for tomorrow night’s race here, but we weren’t very good in hot laps tonight, so it’s positive that we improved as much as we did. Just got to keep working on it.”


 

Thomas was a constant factor, and was never more than three to four car lengths behind the leader. He was especially troublesome on restarts, although Collins, who was armed with a new right-rear tire bolted on for the feature, was able to pull away from his challenger by a couple car lengths after two or three laps.


 

“I knew Jimmy Thomas was there, and he’s definitely been fast all season, but I wasn’t sure exactly how close he would be,” Collins said. “Once the tire came around, our car had a lot more traction nearing the end of the race, but I could feel Jimmy [Thomas] was right there with me, and I’d get a little nervous. I tried to drive as hard as I possibly could to keep him behind us.”


 

Collins wheeled a Rocket XR1 with sponsorship from Extreme Auto & Truck Repair, Nutt Roofing, Plant Wasted, Payton Construction, O’Callaghan’s Heating & Air Conditioning, Platinum Towing & Recovery, Parker’s Towing, Walley Home Service, Janney Custom Homes, Your American Maid, Saxly Building Inspection, Austin Horton Speed Shop and United Grading & Excavating, among several others.


 

The touring series will complete its two-race weekend at the facility with a 50-lap event Oct. 9, which will pay $3,000 to the winner.


 

RACE NOTES: The semi-banked oval is a uniquely-shaped facility that most drivers say requires more turning than most racetracks, and the absence of long straightaways keeps competitors on their toes. “You’re always looking left with your head turned in that direction, and it’s just a different feeling than most places,” said Odenville, Ala., driver Mike Combs, who is listed fifth in the current series points standings. “A lot of tracks you come off the corner and look straight ahead as you’re going down the straightaway, but here it’s just for a quick moment, and then you’re having to turn the car left again. There isn’t much straightaway. It feels a little weird, and it takes some time to get used to it.”… The track was built by Chuck Day and his crew, and his son Isaiah Day remembers the phone call that notified him that his father had decided to build a dirt track. “My Dad owned this land, and it’s a 38-acre tract of property,” the younger Day said. “He called me one day and said ‘Hey, we’re fixin’ to build a racetrack.’ There was a gully on the property, and I came over here and he was sitting on a grader and riding in circles around that gully. That’s how he designed the original shape of this place.” The relatively new track has been reconfigured since it was first built, and is now approximately 20 feet wider and 70 feet longer on each end, measuring somewhere between a quarter-mile and 3/8-mile in length. “We’ve changed it up and did a lot of grader work on it over last winter to enlarge it a little bit, and we really haven’t measured it again,” Day said… Long-time asphalt competitor Jeremy Pate made his first-career start on dirt, kicking off a “new” career. He got involved in a multicar melee between turns three and four, and was listed 18th. Pate was a teenager when he started racing on a regular basis at paved tracks in the Florida Panhandle region, including Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Fla. He’s now 44 years old, and racing-related friendships with both Bubba Pollard and Hunt the Front’s Joseph Joiner has him contemplating a foray into dirt racing. “It’s the first time since the 90s that I’ve been a rookie,” Pate said, laughing. “Bubba [Pollard]…I’ve known him for years from pavement racing, and his family now operates Senoia (Ga.) Raceway. Joseph [Joiner] drove my Outlaw Stock earlier this season on pavement at Five Flags, and now they’re all telling me I should go dirt racing. We are looking at the Crate Racin’ USA organization pretty closely as a possible place to do some racing on dirt. Asked about the extent of his experience on dirt ovals, the personable driver smiled again: “Experience? Well, I drove this car in the yard before we loaded it in the trailer this morning. And I do have a small dirt track we built in my backyard for go-karts. Does that count?”… Local competitor Stephen Brantley started fourth on the grid and was able to issue a challenge for the lead on the high side during the earlier stages. He also engaged Jimmy Thomas in a side-by-side duel for the second spot at various stages on restarts. He never could make the outside maneuvers stick. “Had I realized I had third covered on them restarts, I might have moved to the top and stayed there a little while longer,” Brantley said. “Maybe if I’d driven in a little deeper and a little straighter, we could have made it work. Our car was a little snug on the bottom, so we’re going to have to work on it a little bit before tomorrow night’s race.”… New Orleans, La., driver Benny Boudreaux made an unexpected appearance in a national touring series event, and has previously been mostly inactive this season. “I think we’ve raced only one time in a weekly show at Whynot Motorsports Park near Meridian, Miss.,” he said… Shannon Martin and Bailey Martin both competed in the 40-lapper. The father/son duo competes on a regular basis at the track. The younger Martin is a fourth-year Late Model driver who competes on a weekly basis at the 3-year-old speedplant in a Rocket XR1 entry fielded by track owner Chuck Day… Jake Knowles improved nine positions in the feature event after starting 13th in a 21-car field…


 

Tri-County Speedway (Night One): 1. Tanner Collins, 2. Jimmy Thomas, 3. Stephen Brantley, 4. Jake Knowles, 5. Jason Welshan, 6. J.C. Wilson, 7. Monte Skinner, 8. Steven Jernigan, 9. Austin Franklin, 10. D.G. Hawkins, 11. Mike Combs, 12. Troy Dixon, 13. Josh Huss, 14. Isaiah Day, 15. Bo Slay, 16. Benny Boudreaux, 17. Bailey Martin, 18. Jeremy Pate, 19. Parker Bell, 20. Ken Cartwright, 21. Shannon Martin.


 

Crate Racin’ USA Dirt Late Model Series (current points): 1. Jimmy Thomas, 1,296 points; 2. Jake Knowles, 1,234; 3. Jason Welshan, 1,232; 4. Tanner Collins, 1,212; 5. Mike Combs, 1,034; 6. Troy Dixon, 960; 7. Colton Leyendecker, 563; 8. Matt Henderson, 525; 9. Jadon Frame, 524; 10. T.J. Brittain, 440; 11. Jake Rainey, 402; 12. Mark Whitener, 342; 13. Austin Horton, 340; 14. Jimmy Elliott, 334; 15. Brad Skinner, 322; 16. Wil Herrington, 320; 17. Christian Hanger, 281; 18. Sterling Freeman, 271; 19. Trynt Lloyd, 262; 20. Cruz Skinner, 260.


 

Total entries: 21

Boyd-Bilt Fabrication Fast Qualifier: Tanner Collins, 13.828 seconds

Lap leaders: Tanner Collins 1-40.

Margin of victory: 0.983 seconds

Cautions: 7

 

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KYLE HARDY CAPS OFF $12,000 FLYNN'S TIRE/BORN2RUN TOUR TITLE WITH IMPRESSIVE RUSH LATE MODEL WIN AT LERNERVILLE; GARRETT KRUMMERT TOPS RUSH MODS WHILE HOVIS TOUR TITLE TO TONY TATGENHORST; CHAD RUHLMAN WINS RUSH SPRINTS & $5000 EQUIPMENT RENTAL OPTIONS TITLE; $9000 ENGINE PACKAGE PRESENTED BY WATERSTONE MORTGAGE WON BY CHAS WOLBERT
By Mike Leone

 
(October 15-16, 2021) - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(Sarver, PA)...The Pace Performance RUSH Racing Series together with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC participated in the “Steel City Stampede” once again at Lernerville Speedway Thursday through Saturday night. Despite rain and threatening conditions each night, the shows was completed without delay. The 13th edition saw three of RUSH's classes spotlighted with Kyle Hardy capturing the Flynn's Tire/Born2Run Lubricants Late Model Touring Series event, while Garrett Krummert claimed the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Sportsman Modified Touring Series race and Chad Ruhlman earned the victory in the Equipment Rental Options Sprint Car Weekly Series special. In addition, Chas Wolbert was the lucky recipient in the Chevrolet Performance 602 Sportsman Modified complete engine giveaway presented by Waterstone Mortgage of Hermitage, Pa.
 
Kyle Hardy put an exclamation mark on his incredible $12,000 Flynn's Tire/Born2Run Lubricants Touring and $5,000 Pace National Weekly Series Championship season by dethroning Super Late Model standout Michael Norris at his home track and 2017 Tour champion Bryce Davis in a thrilling duel through lapped traffic for the 30-lap victory. Hardy's first career Lernerville win was worth $2,000 and came in a throwback scheme to his father Mike's former Late Model. The wrap was won by Hardy at the 2021 "Manufacturers Night" and contributed by fellow racer Matt Latta's 3C Graphix company.

 
"It's been a long, fun year and great racing with you guys," stated the 28-year-old Linden, Virginia winner. "This wasn't the plan at the start of the year, but it turned out to be awesome. You guys are great people to put up a series like you do, and to be able to race close to home is pretty fun. It's unreal to bring these colors back from 25 years ago. There's a lot of racing families and generations out there; I'm just thankful I can be a part of mine."

 
"I didn't know how our chances were going to fare when I didn't get the lead," explained Hardy. "I noticed I could get to him (Norris) though so that was good. I just needed to be able to pull a good slider and not break my momentum. It was fun racing with Michael. It's great to win the race and the championship. We had a great car- I can't believe how good it drove. I have thank my family and the same group of people that come with me every weekend; they're pretty loyal. It's fun to have people like that around you."

 
Fresh off a $3,200 win at the last Tour race two weeks ago at Pittsburgh, Norris raced past Hardy on the opening lap with Davis trailing. Daryl Charlier lost power in turn four on lap four and New York racers Kurt Stebbins and Brian Knowles were collected. When racing resumed on lap five, Hardy put a slider on Norris to take over the top spot. By lap eight, Hardy and Norris opened up ground on the field. Hardy caught lapped traffic on lap 11 and that's when Norris was able to regain the top spot. One lap later it was three-wide for the lead as Davis joined the battle.

 
Norris was able to clear traffic on lap 13 and opened up some breathing room, but it didn't last long as Hardy ran him down on lap 15. Hardy would make the winning move on lap 16 with a slider, but the two were side-by-side in turn four as Hardy nosed ahead at the line. Just as Hardy had clear track ahead, the caution was displayed for R.J. Dallape, who slowed down the backstretch with 18 laps scored. That would be the last stoppage as the final 12 laps went green-to-checkered.

 
By lap 22, the top three of Hardy, Norris, and Davis once again distanced themselves from the field. Hardy caught lapped traffic on lap 25; meanwhile, Davis was all over Norris in the battle for second and finally made the pass on lap 28. Davis though would run out of time as Hardy crossed the finish line first by 2.193 seconds. Hardy's 18th overall win of 2021 in RUSH-sanctioned competition came in the American Paint Co./AGX/Anthony's Pizza/Ingram Engines/Cline Construction/Sommey Lacey Paint-sponsored #99! Hardy became the 11th different winner in 13 "Steel City Stampede" events as three-time winner, Max Blair, is the only multiple winner.

 
"It means everything in the world to me to win with this 25-year-old design," stated Kyle's father Mike in victory lane. "He (Kyle) surprised me with it and it just tickled me to death and brought me to tears. It's amazing how far he's come in 12 years. Thank you to everyone." 

 
Davis earned $1,000 for his runner-up finish in his first RUSH Tour start since the final race of his 2017 championship season.  After winning in his last two Tour starts, Norris settled for third then went out and won the $3,000 ULMS Super Late Model feature. Joe Martin was fourth for 11th straight top six finish and 14th in the last 15 races to nail down second in the final points worth $6,000 for car owner Tom Snyder, Jr. Michael Duritsky, Jr. was fifth for his fifth top five of the season. Duritsky's fourth place in the final points gives him three straight years in the top five in points.

 
After starting ninth, Will Thomas III finished sixth as he's done in all three 2021 Tour starts. Ryan Frazee's seventh was his best in Tour competition since the 2019 Tour finale at Lernerville when he finished fifth. Braeden Dillinger drove Joe Zulisky's #58 to an eighth place finish.  Zach Kane went 16th to ninth to beat out Zach Morrow. Making his first Tour start since the 2018 "Steel City Stampede" at Lernerville, Andy Spooner raced from 23rd to 15th to earn the $100 Precise Racing Products "Pedal Down" Hard Charger gift card.

 
Davis established a new track record in "Shock the Clock" qualifying on Friday night with a lap of 16.750 beating the previous mark of 16.776 set by Alex Ferree two years prior on October 18, 2019 to earn $100 from FK Rod Ends. Davis, Norris, and Jeremy Wonderling picked up the $25 FK Rod Ends heat races. Dallape made his first career Tour start and won the last chance B main on Saturday then finished 17th in the feature to win a $150 spoiler kit from Ontime Body & Graphic. 

 
Hardy won his third Sunoco Dash of the season and received a $100 Sunoco gift card, while Jim Rasey was randomly selected for the $100 Sunoco gift card part of the "Fill'er up with Sunoco Bucks" program presented by Sunoco and Zarin Truck & Auto. Stebbins was selected as the TBM Brakes "Tough Brake of the Night" after being involved in two accidents. Denny Nakutis made his first Tour start of the season and was the first non-qualifier, which earned him a $100 Performance Bodies gift card.

 
Garrett Krummert led all 25 laps of the Pace Performance RUSH Sportsman Modified feature for his first Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Tour win of the season worth $800; however it was the drivers behind him that were the stories of the night. Runner-up Chas Wolbert was selected as the lucky recipient of the Chevrolet Performance 602 Sportsman Modified complete engine giveaway presented by Sara Cipriano of Waterstone Mortgage valued at approximately $9,000, while third place Tony Tatgenhorst garnered his first career championship of any kind nailing down the Hovis Tour title!

 
"We weren't very good lately and when Chas announced he was going big-block racing next year I called Jerry Schaffer and said let's call it quits but we wanted to come down here and put in a good effort in what will probably be my last crate race," announced the 33-year-old West Middlesex, Pa. racer.  "I have to thank Jerry, who gives me good equipment to do this, along with my wife, mom and dad, everyone that helps us, Vicki (Emig) with RUSH along with everyone that puts this deal together."

 
Krummert went third to first on the opening lap passing pole-sitter Tatgenhorst, while Rob Kristyak passed Dave Price for third. Kristyak then drove around Tatgenhorst for second on lap three and caught Krummert on lap five. Krummert moved up to stop Kristyak's advances on the outside as the duo pulled away. Kristyak was all over Krummert until the lapped car of Josh Ehrenberg spun and collected Kristyak with 10 laps scored.

 
Back under green, Tatgenhorst was trying to keep Wolbert at bay, but on lap 15 Wolbert was finally able to make the pass driving around Tatgenhorst for second. A caution for Greg Porter's spin with 18 laps completed gave Wolbert a shot alongside Krummert, but Krummert was too strong as he raced on to his fifth career Tour victory, which came by 1.261 seconds. Krummert's fourth RUSH-sanctioned win of 2021 and 21st of his career came in the MD Landscaping/Jerry Schaffer Racing/Turn 4 Toilets-sponsored #10s.

 
Wolbert, who was the $3,500 Hovis Weekly Series Champion, settled for second. Tatgenhorst was third as he had all top four finishes in Hovis Tour races to earn that championship. Kristyak charged back through the field on the outside to finish fourth and was selected as the Sherwood Wheels "Man of Steel" recipient and will receive a steel wheel. J.C. Boyer had a solid run in fifth after starting 10th. Jacob Jordan was sixth. Kole Holden went 14th to seventh to earn the $100 Precise Racing Products "Pedal Down" Hard Charger gift card. Jeff Schaffer, Jr., Ayden Cipriano, and 15th starting Mike Smith were eighth through 10th. Ehrenberg, who was the only driver that didn't finish, was selected as the TBM Brakes "Tough Brake of the Night" recipient. Friday night's heat race winners were Wolbert and Kristyak.

 
Chad Ruhlman passed 2020 "Futures Cup" Champion Nolan Groves on lap three and kept hard charging John Mollick at bay in the final laps to win his third Pace Performance RUSH Sprint Car race of the season in as many tries at Lernerville worth $800. After a season long back and forth duel for the Equipment Rental Options Weekly Series Championship with Gale Ruth, Jr., Ruhlman's victories in the final two races garnered him his third $5,000 title in four years by virtue of a tiebreaker with the most high point scores.

 
"I'm happy for my team to be able to pull this off with Tim (Engles) being in the hospital right now," expressed the 44-year-old Erie, Pa. driver who completed his first season driving for Engles Motorsports. "I didn't want to see it happen with Gale (Ruth) going up in flames- I wanted to go toe-for-toe with that team til the finish. Hats off to Gale and his entire team. They had a flawless season and were fast every weekend when they unloaded. With all this rain, the track was immaculate, but I'm definitely too fat and old for that big of a cushion. This is a shot in the arm to this team. My guys haven't been in Sprint Cars since the early 90s from the stories they tell. I'm sure they're happy and the nurses are trying to restrain Tim to his bed up in Erie so this goes out to the entire team- that's why I'm here."

 
Despite starting on the pole, Ruhlman wasn't able to withstand Groves' momentum around the top as the youngster set the early pace, while Ruth passed Mollick for third. Ruhlman's winning pass came on lap three when he put a slide job on Groves in turn three. By lap five, the battle was on for second as Groves was trying to fend off Ruth and Mollick. Ruth needed to finish second or better to lock up the title and was doing everything he could to get by Groves, but lost third to Mollick on lap seven prior to his motor expiring on the next lap. 

 
When racing resumed, the top three of Ruhlman, Groves, and Mollick distanced themselves from the field. Mollick finally worked his way past Groves on lap 16. Mollick then drove hard in his pursuit of Ruhlman, but ran out of time as Ruhlman took the checkered flag by just 0.343 seconds in the Tim Engles-owned, Dirt Roads Logistics/Pennywell Sandblasting/Dotera Oils-sponsored #68. It was Ruhlman's ninth victory of the season and all-time leading 34th of his RUSH Sprint Car career. 

 
Groves was third. After spinning with one lap scored, Blaze Myers charged back through the field to finish fourth after passing Tyler Newhart on lap 18. It was Myers' 18th top five in 26 starts to earn third in the final standings. Newhart had a solid finish to his first full season with a fifth place finish for his fourth top five. Completing the top 10 were George, Brian Ruhlman, Brandon Shughart, Brian Hartzell, and Ricky Tucker, Jr. Friday night's heat races went to Groves and Ruhlman. 

 
With the exception of a pair of RUSH Late Model special events at Delaware International and Georgetown Speedway in the coming weeks, the 2021 season is now complete for all RUSH-sanctioned Series. The 2021 RUSH Racing Series Awards Banquet & Dinner will be held on Saturday, January 15, 2022 at Gatherings Banquet & Event Center in Edinburg, Pa. More information will be released in the coming weeks.   
 
Pace Performance RUSH Late Model Flynn’s Tire/Born2Run Lubricants Touring Series Race #17 (30 laps, $2,000 to-win): 1. KYLE HARDY (99) 2. Bryce Davis (94) 3. Michael Norris (51) 4. Joe Martin (Snyder 10s) 5. Michael Duritsky, Jr. (90J) 6. Will Thomas III (9) 7. Ryan Frazee (11F) 8. Braeden Dillinger (Zulisky 58) 9. Zach Kane (10) 10. Zach Morrow (Bentz 60) 11. Jim Rasey (Wrightsman 21J) 12. Jacob Gunn (14G) 13. Clayton Tarabori (Chernik 5x) 14. Brian Knowles (7) 15. Andy Spooner (85) 16. Zach Gunn (17G) 17. R.J. Dallape (75) 18. Chuck Recker (6) 19. Tony Kelley (2T) 20. Jeremy Wonderling (3J) 21. Kurt Stebbins (26) 22. Khole Wanzer (01W) 23. Jacob Peterson (112) 24. Daryl Charlier (Centerline 114).
 
DNQ for the feature: Denny Nakutis (3), D.J. Nakutis (31).
 
Car Count: 26
Feature Margin of Victory: 2.193 seconds
Feature Lap Leaders: Michael Norris (1-4, 11-15), Kyle Hardy (5-10, 16-30)
Ontime Body & Graphic “Spoiler Alert” Spoiler Kit: R.J. Dallape
Performance Bodies “Nosed Out”: Denny Nakutis
Precise Racing Products “Pedal Down” Hard Charger: Andy Spooner (+8)
Precise Racing Products 5-Gallon Race Jug: Kyle Hardy
Sunoco and Zarin Truck & Auto $100 Sunoco Fuel Cards: Jim Rasey & Kyle Hardy
TBM Brakes “Tough Brake of the Night”: Kurt Stebbins
 
RUSH Late Model FK Rod Ends “Shock the Clock” Qualifying ($100 for fast time) (Track record 16.776 by Alex Ferree 10/18/19): 1. 94-Bryce Davis, 00:16.750[4] (NEW TRACK RECORD); 2. 51N-Michael Norris, 00:16.983[5]; 3. 3J-Jeremy Wonderling, 00:17.024[9]; 4. 99-Kyle Hardy, 00:17.202[12]; 5. 90J-Michael Duritsky Jr, 00:17.340[10]; 6. 10S-Joe Martin, 00:17.351[20]; 7. 11F-Ryan Frazee, 00:17.357[15]; 8. 58-Braeden Dillinger, 00:17.463[19]; 9. 9-Will Thomas, 00:17.479[21]; 10. 114-Daryl Charlier, 00:17.558[18]; 11. 60-Zach Morrow, 00:17.594[22]; 12. 14G-Jake Gunn, 00:17.639[25]; 13. 10-Zachary Kane, 00:17.709[24]; 14. 7-Brian Knowles, 00:17.727[3]; 15. 17G-Zach Gunn, 00:17.804[16]; 16. 21J-Jim Rasey, 00:17.826[23]; 17. 01W-Khole Wanzer, 00:18.046[6]; 18. 26-Kurt Stebbins, 00:18.052[7]; 19. 75D-RJ Dallape, 00:18.179[17]; 20. 5X-Clayton Tarabori, 00:18.271[2]; 21. 112-Jacob Peterson, 00:18.306[1]; 22. 2T-Tony Kelley, 00:18.596[8]; 23. 85-Andy Spooner, 00:18.893[26]; 24. 6R-Chuck Recker, 00:18.968[11]; 25. 3N-Denny Nakutis, 00:19.176[14]; 26. 31N-DJ Nakutis, 00:22.176[13]
  
RUSH Late Model FK Rod Ends Heat 1 (8 laps, Top 6 transfer to A, $25 to-win): 1. 94-Bryce Davis[1]; 2. 99-Kyle Hardy[2]; 3. 11F-Ryan Frazee[3]; 4. 114-Daryl Charlier[4]; 5. 21J-Jim Rasey[6]; 6. 10-Zachary Kane[5]; 7. 2T-Tony Kelley[8]; 8. 75D-RJ Dallape[7]; 9. 3N-Denny Nakutis[9].
 
RUSH Late Model FK Rod Ends Heat 2 (8 laps, Top 6 transfer to A, $25 to-win): 1. 51N-Michael Norris[1]; 2. 90J-Michael Duritsky Jr[2]; 3. 58-Braeden Dillinger[3]; 4. 60-Zach Morrow[4]; 5. 7-Brian Knowles[5]; 6. 5X-Clayton Tarabori[7]; 7. 01W-Khole Wanzer[6]; 8. 85-Andy Spooner[8]; 9. (DNS) 31N-DJ Nakutis.
 
RUSH Late Model FK Rod Ends Heat 3 (8 laps, Top 6 transfer to A, $25 to-win): 1. 3J-Jeremy Wonderling[1]; 2. 10S-Joe Martin[2]; 3. 9-Will Thomas[3]; 4. 26-Kurt Stebbins[6]; 5. 14G-Jake Gunn[4]; 6. 17G-Zach Gunn[5]; 7. 6R-Chuck Recker[8]; 8. 112-Jacob Peterson[7].

 
RUSH Late Model Last Chance B Main (8 laps, Top 6 transfer to A): 1. 75D-RJ Dallape[4]; 2. 2T-Tony Kelley[1]; 3. 6R-Chuck Recker[3]; 4. 112-Jacob Peterson[6]; 5. 85-Andy Spooner[5]; 6. 01W-Khole Wanzer[2]; 7. 3N-Denny Nakutis[7]; 8. 31N-DJ Nakutis[8].

 
RUSH Late Model Sunoco Dash (6 laps, $100 Sunoco fuel card to-win): 1. 99-Kyle Hardy[1]; 2. 51N-Michael Norris[4]; 3. 94-Bryce Davis[2]; 4. 3J-Jeremy Wonderling[5]; 5. 90J-Michael Duritsky Jr[6]; 6. 10S-Joe Martin[3].

 
Pace RUSH Sportsman Modified Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Touring Series Race #4 (25 laps, $800 to-win): 1. GARRETT KRUMMERT (10s) 2. Chas Wolbert (c3) 3. Tony Tatgenhorst (63T) 4. Rob Kristyak (00) 5. J.C. Boyer (12) 6. Jacob Jordan (28J) 7. Kole Holden (2) 8. Jeff Schaffer, Jr. (14) 9. Ayden Cipriano (5c) 10. Mike Smith (0) 11. Jessica Kriegisch (63) 12. Dave Price (111) 13. Chelsie Kriegisch (10) 14. Greg Porter (25) 15. Joe Gibson (119) 16. Josh Ehrenberg (571).

 
Car Count: 16
Feature Margin of Victory: 1.261 seconds
Feature Lap Leaders: Garrett Krummert (1-25)
Precise Racing Products “Pedal Down Hard Charger”: Kole Holden (+7)
Sherwood Wheels "Man of Steel": Rob Kristyak
TBM Brakes “Tough Brake of the Night": Josh Ehrenberg
 
RUSH Sportsman Modified Heat 1 (8 laps): 1. C3-Chas Wolbert[3]; 2. 63T-Tony Tatgenhorst[5]; 3. 111-Dave Price[1]; 4. 14-Jeff Schaffer Jr[6]; 5. 63-Jessica Kriegisch[7]; 6. 28J-Jacob Jordan[8]; 7. 571-Josh Ehrenberg[4]; 8. 0-Mike Smith[2].
 
RUSH Sportsman Modified Heat 2 (8 laps): 1. 00-Rob Kristyak[3]; 2. 10S-Garrett Krummert[8]; 3. 5C-Ayden Cipriano[4]; 4. 10-Chelsie Kriegisch[7]; 5. 12-JC Boyer[5]; 6. 25-Greg Porter[2]; 7. 2-Kole Holden[6]; 8. 119-Joe Gibson[1]- DSQ (did not scale).
 
Pace Performance RUSH Sprint Car Equipment Rental Options Weekly Series Race #26 (20 laps, $800 to-win): 1. CHAD RUHLMAN (Engles 68) 2. John Mollick (Clever 14) 3. Nolan Groves (Beedle 25) 4. Blaze Myers (43Jr) 5. Tyler Newhart (57N) 6. Rod George (Hull 41) 7. Brian Ruhlman (49) 8. Brandon Shughart (29) 9. Brian Hartzell (69) 10. Ricky Tucker, Jr. (1T) 11. Jeff Metsger (20) 12. Jordan Hamilton (35) 13. Amelia Clay (16c) 14. Gale Ruth, Jr. (McConnell 24) 15. A.J. MacQuarrie (Hartzell 69).

 
RUSH Sprint Car Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 25-Nolan Groves[1]; 2. 14-John Mollick[5]; 3. 24-Gale Ruth Jr[6]; 4. 43JR-Blaze Myers[7]; 5. 57N-Tyler Newhart[3]; 6. 29-Brandon Shughart[4]; 7. 35-Jordan Hamilton[8]; 8. 16C-Amelia Clay[2].

 
RUSH Sprint Car Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 68-Chad Ruhlman[6]; 2. 41-Rod George[7]; 3. 20-Jeff Metsger[2]; 4. 49-Brian Ruhlman[5]; 5. 69X-AJ MacQuarrie[4]; 6. 69-Brian Hartzell[3]; 7. 1T-Ricky Tucker Jr[1].

 
RUSH Racing Series is brought to you by Pace Performance together with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC 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, Born2Run Lubricants, Flynn's Tire & Auto Service, FK Rod Ends, 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, Zarin Truck & Automotive, Sherwood Wheels, Alternative Power Sources, Precise Racing Products, Stop-Fyre, Lincoln Electric, Velocita-USA, Waterstone Mortgage Hermitage, CrateInsider.com, and Wedge Motorsports.
 
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. The RUSH Late Model website is www.rushlatemodels.com. Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/rushlatemodels and follow us on Twitter @RUSHLM.

 

MICHAEL NORRIS WINS HIS 2ND STRAIGHT PACE RUSH LATE MODEL FLYNN'S TIRE/BORN2RUN TOUR RACE AT PITTSBURGH BY CAPTURING $3200 IN NIGHT 2 OF THE "BILL HENDREN MEMORIAL"; ROOKIE PHILIP BUBECK ENDS HUGE WEEKEND BY WINNING THE $500 NON-QUALIFIER
By Mike Leone

 
(October 2, 2021) - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(Imperial, PA)…The Pace Performance RUSH Dirt Late Model Series together with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC competed in night two of the 11th annual “Bill Hendren Memorial” presented by FK Rod Ends in conjunction with Pro Fabrication on Saturday night at Pittsburgh’s PA Motor Speedway as part of the 33rd annual “Pittsburgher 100” with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. It was the fourth and final appearance of the season to “Dirt’s Monster Half-Mile” by the Flynn’s Tire/Born2Run Lubricants Touring Series as a total of 38 different race teams from seven different states participated during the weekend. The following helped make the “Bill Hendren Memorial” the two-day purse structure that it was: FK Rod Ends, Pro Fabrication, Hendren Racing Engines, CrateInsider.com, Miley Motor Sports, the RUSH Racing Series, and Branden Lockwich.

 
Super Late Model standout Michael Norris passed Kyle Lukon on lap 11 and then drove a masterful race through lapped traffic to keep Kyle Hardy at bay over the final 17 caution-free laps to capture the 30-lap "Bill Hendren Memorial" night two $3,200 feature win. Norris has now won two straight Flynn's Tire/Born2Run Lubricants Touring Series events at Pittsburgh this year as he also pocketed $7,010 in the "Jook George Steel City Classic" on August 7, and three of the last four thanks to the 2020 "Jook George" $7,010 victory!

 
"I wish we could have done better in the other car (Super Late Model), but this made up for it," acknowledged the 29-year-old Sarver, Pa. racer. "Kyle (Lukon) got out there and was setting a pretty good pace. I kind of got in line behind him and didn't know if I had anything for him in clean air, but I figured once we got to lapped traffic we'd see what we're both made of. Fortunately I was able to get by him following that restart, got up on the top, and didn't let off the gas very much. He (Lukon) gave me a pretty good slider and there was room, but I figured after that it was game on. He's fun to race with; all these guys are fun to race with. We kept it clean and tried to keep it entertaining for you fans. I'm really happy for my brother-in-law (Nico Dabecco) and sister (Mindy).  I think this car makes a better crate car than a super for me. It means a lot to win these memorials. Any memorial means the person was pretty significant and were pioneers in the sport. I appreciate you guys putting this on, and I just love coming here any chance I get- I'll run lawnmowers around here I don't care."

 
Norris took off in the lead following his Sunoco Dash victory over Lukon, Joe Martin, Hardy, and Daryl Charlier. After a caution for a spin by Kassidy Kamicker, Lukon took command on the lap two restart with Hardy moving into second; however, one lap later, Norris put a slider on Hardy in turn two for second. Hardy fell back to fourth when Martin put the identical move on him on lap four. For the second straight night, Colton Flinner was on the charge as he cracked the top five on lap seven after starting 13th.

 
Lukon caught traffic on lap 10 and had a 1.7 second lead on Norris, but the caution was displayed when Lukon's teammate slowed to bring out the caution. When racing resumed on lap 10, Lukon continued to lead over Norris, but Hardy was able to grab third back. Norris then made the winning move on lap 11 with a slide job in turn two, while Martin and Hardy continued their battle for third this time with Martin taking the spot.

 
Lukon's night ended prematurely when he got into the fence running second with 13 laps completed, which awarded him the TBM Brakes "Tough Brake of the Night". Almost simultaneously, Cole Petrelle came to rest in turn four ending his night. When racing resumed on lap 14, the final 17 laps would go caution-free. Hardy and Martin swapped positions for the sixth time in the first 14 laps, but this would be the final time as Hardy took control of second place. 

 
Hardy kept Norris within striking distance; however, on lap 23 Hardy had to get on the brakes when the lapped car of Tom Klein got into the turn four fence. That sealed the deal for Norris as Hardy had to make a three-wide move on the frontstretch to clear lapped traffic; by then Norris was long gone. Hardy did chew into Norris' lead in the closing laps, but the 13-time Pittsburgh Super Late Model winner and 2012 track champion was still able to take the checkered flag first by 2.402 seconds in the A&M Norris Enterprises-owned, Millertown Pic-A-Part/Dob's Automotive/Ingram Engines-sponsored #51.

 
After a $3,000 win on Friday night, Hardy added $1,500 for his runner-up finish giving him 14 podium finishes in 16 Tour starts as he looks to close out the $12,000 Flynn's Tire/Born2Run Lubricants Tour Championship with one event remaining. 

 
"Not a bad weekend at all," stated the 28-year-old Linden, Virginia driver.  "Michael and Joe do a great job racing these Late Models period whether it's a super or a crate. I thought Joe was going to have something for Michael when he started on the outside of that one restart. It's fun racing Joe like that. I didn't have anything for Michael. We'll just have to get a little better for the next one. It's been a pretty unbelievable this season. We would have liked to have won tonight, but always have the big picture in the back of our minds. We're excited to get back to Lernerville for the second time then have some Super Late Model races to run. It's going to be a good end of the year; just can't wait to get to the next one."

 
Martin was third for the second straight night.  It was Martin's fifth straight Tour podium finish, 10th straight top six, and 13th top six in the last 14 events as he maintains runner-up in the standings. "It's fun to race with these Lucas (Oil Late Model Dirt Series) guys and in front of a big crowd- it makes us feel special. We had a fun race with these guys in front of me. The track was great. After the 100 lapper we were worried about it streaking up and not being able to race, but we were good top-to-bottom. If they have the track like this all the time it would be great."

 
Logan Zarin had raced from ninth to fourth by lap 14, but Flinner and Charlier were able to get back by on laps 21 and 22 respectively. Flinner crossed the line in fourth over Charlier, who was runner-up on Friday night. Zarin dropped back sixth at the finish. Last year's night two "Bill Hendren Memorial" winner, Levi Crowl, went 18th to seventh to earn the $100 Precise Racing Products "Pedal Down" Hard Charger gift card. Michael Duritsky, Jr. was eighth for his eighth top 10 of the season. Jacob Gunn and Garret Paugh recorded their second top 10 finishes of the weekend with a ninth and 10th place respectively. Tom Duratz qualified for his first career Tour feature and finished 16th to earn a $150 spoiler kit from Ontime Body & Graphic. 

 
RUSH Late Model rookie Philip Bubeck had quite the weekend for himself. One night after winning the $1,200 "One to Remember" Non-Winners race presented by Hendren Racing Engines and CrateInsider.com and qualifying for the main event, Bubeck went out and led from green-to-checkered over Dave Goble in the $500 Non-Qualifier. Bubeck became the amazing 51st different Non-Qualifier winner in 62 races run all-time. In addition to the $1,975 of weekend winnings, Bubeck received a $100 Performance Bodies gift card for being the first feature non-qualifier part of the "Nosed Out" contingency also was the lucky recipient of the $100 Sunoco gift card as part of the "Fill'er up with Sunoco Bucks" program presented by Sunoco and Zarin Truck & Auto. In total, Bubeck won $2,175 in cash and contingencies driving the 20-year-old Bill Tennant-owned #2 car sponsored by B&J Performance, Bob's Trucking, Jim's Towing, and Lukon Racing.

 
"It kind of sucked we didn't get in the show but we held our heads up high, came out here and did the best we could and moved on," explained the 19-year-old Collier, West Virginia racer. "It was an awesome weekend. We did very well and I hope we can come back next year. I have to thank Bill and April Tennant along with Phil and Kyle Lukon, who took me under their wing this year, helped me learn a new car- I couldn't do it without them. Also have to thank my mom and dad, my grandparents, the Quaigs, and everyone else that helps out. We won the Non-Winners race last night without power steering."

 
For the second straight night and leading fifth time of the season, Joe Martin set fast time in FK Rod Ends "Shock the Clock" qualifying with a lap of 19.771 to earn $100 over the 32-car field. Picking up $25 FK Rod Ends heat race wins were Martin, Lukon, Charlier, and Norris. Fifth starting Bud Watson won the last chance B main and the Tour regular made his way from 21st to 12th in the feature. Norris won his second Sunoco Dash of the season for a $100 Sunoco gift card. 

 
The Flynn’s Tire/Born2Run Lubricants Touring Series will close out the 2021 season on October 14-16 at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa. for the 13th annual "Steel City Stampede". Practice will be on Thursday night with qualifying and heat races on Friday night and the balance of the program on Saturday night. The RUSH Sprint Cars in an Equipment Rental Options Weekly Series special and the RUSH Sportsman Modifieds in a Hovis Auto & truck Supply Touring Series event will also be part of the program. The rain date is Sunday.
 
Pace Performance RUSH Late Model Flynn’s Tire/Born2Run Lubricants Touring Series Race #16 “Bill Hendren Memorial” Night 2 presented by FK Rod Ends & Pro Fab (30 laps, $3200 to-win): 1. MICHAEL NORRIS (51) 2. Kyle Hardy (99) 3. Joe Martin (Snyder 10s) 4. Colton Flinner (Chernik 5x) 5. Daryl Charlier (Centerline 114) 6. Logan Zarin (1z) 7. Levi Crowl (5) 8. Michael Duritsky, Jr. (90J) 9. Jacob Gunn (14G) 10. Garret Paugh (03) 11. Tony Musolino (Dobnak 42) 12. Bud Watson (225) 13. Ray Love, Jr. (08) 14. Zach Gunn (17G) 15. Tom Klein (77) 16. Tom Duratz (55D) 17. Ryan Frazee (11F) 18. Bill Kessler (09) 19. Kassidy Kamicker (72B) 20. Zach Kane (10) 21. Dan Lepro (2L) 22. Kyle Lukon (184) 23. Cole Petrelle (84) 24. Eddie Carrier, Jr. (Lukon 184X).

 
Non-Qualifier (6 laps, $500 to-win): 1. Philip Bubeck (Tennant 2) 2. Dave Goble (20G). DNS: Nick Love (38), Jeremy Wonderling (3J), Grant Garrison (1), Zach Morrow (Bentz 60), Tim Shaffer (45), Andrew Squatriglia (115).

 
Car Count: 32
Feature Margin of Victory: 2.402 seconds
Feature Lap Leaders: Michael Norris (1, 11-30), Kyle Lukon (2-10)
Ontime Body & Graphic “Spoiler Alert” Spoiler Kit: Tom Duratz
Performance Bodies “Nosed Out”: Philip Bubeck
Precise Racing Products “Pedal Down” Hard Charger: Levi Crowl (+11)
Precise Racing Products 5-Gallon Race Jug: Michael Norris
Sunoco and Zarin Truck & Auto $100 Sunoco Fuel Cards: Philip Bubeck & Michael Norris
TBM Brakes “Tough Brake of the Night”: Kyle Lukon
 
FK Rod Ends “Shock the Clock” Qualifying ($100 for fast time) (Track record 18.652 by Daryl Charlier on 7/3/21): 1. 10S-Joe Martin, 00:19.771[24]; 2. 184-Kyle Lukon, 00:19.824[1]; 3. 114-Daryl Charlier, 00:19.841[31]; 4. 51N-Michael Norris, 00:19.849[30]; 5. 90J-Michael Duritsky Jr, 00:19.881[2]; 6. 99-Kyle Hardy, 00:19.944[6]; 7. 03-Garret Paugh, 00:20.044[8]; 8. 08-Ray Love Jr, 00:20.147[16]; 9. 2P-Philip Bubeck, 00:20.221[17]; 10. 184X-Eddie Carrier Jr, 00:20.223[12]; 11. 11F-Ryan Frazee, 00:20.255[11]; 12. 1G-Grant Garrison, 00:20.308[28]; 13. 1Z-Logan Zarin, 00:20.322[26]; 14. 84P-Cole Petrelle, 00:20.357[5]; 15. 3J-Jeremy Wonderling, 00:20.364[9]; 16. 42D-Tony Musolino, 00:20.364[20]; 17. 5X-Colton Flinner, 00:20.410[4]; 18. 225-Bud Watson, 00:20.459[14]; 19. 60-Zach Morrow, 00:20.500[25]; 20. 14G-Jake Gunn, 00:20.527[19]; 21. 10-Zachary Kane, 00:20.641[22]; 22. 5C-Levi Crowl, 00:20.695[23]; 23. 45-Tim Shaffer, 00:20.763[15]; 24. 72B-Kassidy Kamicker, 00:20.808[27]; 25. 2L-Dan Lepro, 00:20.884[13]; 26. 20G-Dave Goble, 00:20.945[29]; 27. 77-Tom Klein, 00:20.954[7]; 28. 09-Bill Kessler, 00:21.154[32]; 29. 38-Nick Love, 00:21.174[3]; 30. 17G-Zach Gunn, 00:21.218[18]; 31. 55D-Tom Duratz, 00:21.813[21]; 32. 115-Andrew Squatriglia, NT.
  
FK Rod Ends Heat 1 (8 laps, Top 5 transfer to A, $25 to-win): 1. 10S-Joe Martin[1]; 2. 90J-Michael Duritsky Jr[2]; 3. 1Z-Logan Zarin[4]; 4. 5X-Colton Flinner[5]; 5. 10-Zachary Kane[6]; 6. 2P-Philip Bubeck[3]; 7. 2L-Dan Lepro[7]; 8. 38-Nick Love[8].
 
FK Rod Ends Heat 2 (8 laps, Top 5 transfer to A, $25 to-win): 1. 184-Kyle Lukon[1]; 2. 99-Kyle Hardy[2]; 3. 184X-Eddie Carrier Jr[3]; 4. 84P-Cole Petrelle[4]; 5. 5C-Levi Crowl[6]; 6. 17G-Zach Gunn[8]; 7. 225-Bud Watson[5]; 8. 20G-Dave Goble[7].
 
FK Rod Ends Heat 3 (8 laps, Top 5 transfer to A, $25 to-win): 1. 114-Daryl Charlier[1]; 2. 03-Garret Paugh[2]; 3. 11F-Ryan Frazee[3]; 4. 55D-Tom Duratz[8]; 5. 77-Tom Klein[7]; 6. 3J-Jeremy Wonderling[4]; 7. (DNS) 60-Zach Morrow; 8. (DNS) 45-Tim Shaffer.

 
FK Rod Ends Heat 4 (8 laps, Top 5 transfer to A, $25 to-win): 1. 51N-Michael Norris[1]; 2. 42D-Tony Musolino[4]; 3. 14G-Jake Gunn[5]; 4. 09-Bill Kessler[7]; 5. 08-Ray Love Jr[2]; 6. 72B-Kassidy Kamicker[6]; 7. 1G-Grant Garrison[3]; 8. (DNS) 115-Andrew Squatriglia.
 
Last Chance B Main (8 laps, Top 4 transfer to A): 1. 225-Bud Watson[6]; 2. 2L-Dan Lepro[5]; 3. 17G-Zach Gunn[2]; 4. 72B-Kassidy Kamicker[4]; 5. 2P-Philip Bubeck[1]; 6. 38-Nick Love[8]; 7. (DNS) 3J-Jeremy Wonderling; 8. (DNS) 1G-Grant Garrison; 9. (DNS) 20G-Dave Goble; 10. (DNS) 60-Zach Morrow; 11. (DNS) 45-Tim Shaffer; 12. (DNS) 115-Andrew Squatriglia.

 
Sunoco Dash (6 laps, $100 Sunoco fuel card to-win): 1. 51N-Michael Norris[1]; 2. 184-Kyle Lukon[3]; 3. 99-Kyle Hardy[5]; 4. 10S-Joe Martin[6]; 5. 114-Daryl Charlier[4]; 6. 42D-Tony Musolino[2]; 7. 90J-Michael Duritsky Jr[8]; 8. 03-Garret Paugh[7].

 
RUSH Racing Series is brought to you by Pace Performance together with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC 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, Born2Run Lubricants, Flynn's Tire & Auto Service, FK Rod Ends, 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, Zarin Truck & Automotive, Sherwood Wheels, Alternative Power Sources, Precise Racing Products, Stop-Fyre, Lincoln Electric, Velocita-USA, Waterstone Mortgage Hermitage, CrateInsider.com, and Wedge Motorsports.
 
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. The RUSH Late Model website is www.rushlatemodels.com. Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/rushlatemodels and follow us on Twitter @RUSHLM.
 

 

KYLE HARDY OUTDUELS TRACK CHAMP DARYL CHARLIER FOR 1ST PITTSBRUGH WIN WORTH $3000 IN NIGHT 1 OF THE “BILL HENDREN MEMORIAL” FOR FLYNN’S TIRE/BORN2RUN LUBRICANTS TOUR; PHILIP BUBECK DOMINATES $1200 “ONE TO REMEMBER” NON-WINNERS RACE

By Mike Leone

 
(October 1, 2021) - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(Imperial, PA)…The Pace Performance RUSH Dirt Late Model Flynn's Tire/Born2Run Lubricants Touring Series will return to action this weekend at Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway for the "Bill Hendren Memorial" presented by FK Rod Ends in conjunction with Pro Fabrication. The 11th annual edition (ninth in the Northeast) will feature a $3,000 to-win, $275 to-start complete show on both Friday and Saturday night (October 1-2)! In addition, Friday night will also include the fourth annual "One to Remember" Non-Winners race presented by Hendren Racing Engines and CrateInsider.com paying a record $1,200 to-win, while Saturday night will conclude with the $500 to-win Non-Qualifier! 

 
The Pace Performance RUSH Dirt Late Model Series together with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC competed in night one of the 11th annual “Bill Hendren Memorial” presented by FK Rod Ends in conjunction with Pro Fabrication on Friday night at Pittsburgh’s PA Motor Speedway as part of the 33rd annual “Pittsburgher 100” weekend. The third appearance of the season to “Dirt’s Monster Half-Mile” by the Flynn’s Tire/Born2Run Lubricants Touring Series attracted 35 race teams from seven different states. The following helped make the “Bill Hendren Memorial” to the two-day purse structure that it is: FK Rod Ends, Pro Fabrication, Hendren Racing Engines, CrateInsider.com, Miley Motor Sports, the RUSH Racing Series, and Branden Lockwich.

 
After runner-up finishes in the “Herb Scott Memorial” and “Jook George Steel City Classic” earlier this season, National Weekly Series Champion and Touring Series point leader Kyle Hardy was able to slay the Monster for his first career Pittsburgh win. While the box score will show Hardy leading laps 1-30, the $3,000 victory was far from easy as he to fend off PPMS track champion and 71-time feature winner, Daryl Charlier, in a side-by-side duel for several laps. Hardy’s first career “Bill Hendren Memorial” victory was his leading seventh of the season in RUSH Tour competition, but first since August 15. Hardy also became the third different winner in as many 2021 Tour events at Pittsburgh, and more impressively the 12th different winner in 18 RUSH Late Models races contested at the track in 2021!

 
“If you had a camera or mirror on me you’d have seen how freaked out I was just trying to get where I needed to be to win this thing,” revealed the 28-year-old Linden, Virginia winner. “What a race- it was super fun out there. I can’t thank my crew to get this car so good to where I could steer across the middle of the race track. What a car we’ve had all year. I think that was win #30 (overall in Super, Limited & Crate Late Models). It’s been an unreal year and if I don’t win on New Year’s Day next year I’m already behind. This goes to all of the people behind me that keep me in line to make sure I can go out here and race. Listening at the drivers meeting about the Hendrens and for them to come here from North Carolina and do this- it’s an honor to be able to win the first night of the Bill Hendren. Vicki (Emig) puts on a great deal for us.”

 
September 18 Pittsburgh winner, Garret Paugh, earned the pole by winning the Sunoco Dash, but it was Hardy powering into the lead at the start with Zach Morrow getting by Paugh for second. Following a caution for Levi Crowl’s spin, Morrow lost the handle on the restart in turn one and collected Justin Kann, Bill Kessler, and Tim Shaffer as all four racers were done for the event. Morrow, who was fast all night long in the Bob Bentz #60, was selected as the TBM Brakes “Tough Brake of the Night”. 

 
Back under green on lap two, Joe Martin roared past Paugh for second with Eddie Carrier, Jr. and Jeremy Wonderling filling out the top five. By lap six, Hardy and Martin began to distance themselves from the field, while Paugh was trying to fend off Carrier in the race for third. Following a caution for debris with 10 laps scored, Carrier and Paugh were able to move past Martin for second and third respectively; however, two laps later, Martin was able to get back by Paugh for third and also brought eighth starting Charlier with him.

 
A caution for a spin by Logan Zarin slowed action with 13 laps scored. When green replaced yellow, Charlier continued his charge to the front passing both Martin and Carrier for second. Martin was able to work his way back to third on lap 16 when he disposed of Carrier. Colton Flinner had charged from 17th into the top five by lap 14, but lost power in the Ken Chernik #5x to bring out the caution with 20 laps completed.

 
Back under green, Charlier seemed to have the advantage as he raced side-by-side for the lead with Hardy, but the transponders showed Hardy maintaining his slight lead on laps 21 and 22. Hardy then was able to keep Charlier at bay over the final eight laps and extended his advantage late to take the checkered flag by 2.614 seconds. Hardy’s 17th overall win of 2021 in RUSH-sanctioned competition came in the American Paint Co./AGX/Anthony's Pizza/Ingram Engines/Cline Construction/Sommey Lacey Paint-sponsored #99!

 
Charlier earned $1,500 for his best Tour finish of the season. “If I’m going to finish second I guess I’ll finish second to Kyle Hardy- he’s the top dog in the crates and especially the RUSH Series. We never touched and I’m just glad we have the car in one piece after everything that happened tonight. Hopefully we get this motor cooled down so we can run another 30 laps tomorrow and have a shot at it. The entire Laboon Family works hard on this all week for me, and I’m sure they’ll be back tomorrow at it so hopefully we can put together a good piece. Also, Brad from Centerline Collision and George from Bud’s are a huge help for the team.”
Martin’s third was his fourth straight Tour podium finish, his ninth straight top six, and 12th top six in the last 13 events as he maintains runner-up in the standings. Carrier made his first RUSH start since the 2019 “Bill Hendren Memorial” in the second Phil Lukon #184 entry and ironically matched a fourth place finish from that night. Wonderling, who won his first career Pittsburgh race on July 3, was fifth.

 
Jacob Gunn went 10th to sixth. After failing to finish in the top 10 in the first 11 Tour races of the season, Bud Watson continues his late season surge.  Watson raced from 18th to seventh for his fourth straight top 10! Paugh faded to eighth at the finish. Logan Zarin came back through the pack from his spin on lap 13 to finish ninth, and last year’s night two “Bill Hendren Memorial” winner, Levi Crowl, completed the top 10. After getting the final feature transfer spot in the second last chance B main, Zach Kane worked his way from 24th to 12th to earn the $100 Precise Racing Products “Pedal Down” Hard Charger gift card. Tony Musolino was aboard Matt Dobnak’s #42 and finished 16th to receive a $150 spoiler kit from Ontime Body & Graphic. 

 
In his first full season of RUSH Late Model competition, 19-year-old Philip Bubeck passed 2021 “Futures Cup” Champion, Kassidy Kamicker, on lap two and was never challenged for the victory in the fourth annual “One to Remember” Non-Winners Race presented by Hendren Racing Engines and CrateInsider.com. The 15-lap victory came in a 20-year-old car for the Four-Cylinder graduate, and was worth $1,200 thanks to a $200 bonus by Bettie Hendren, the wife of the late Bill Hendren.

 
“This is awesome,” expressed the Collier, West Virginia racer. “I’m very thankful they put on this race. It gives new and upcoming drivers an opportunity to be in victory lane. I couldn’t have done any of this without Bill and April (Tennant), Phil and Kyle Lukon have helped us out so much. It’s been difficult trying to figure out this division. They took us under their wing and really helped us out this year. Everything is just completely different from the Four-Cylinder division from the way they’re built to the way you drive them.”
Kamicker led her first career lap, but Bubeck was able to power around the 18-year-old off the topside of turn four on lap two. Bubeck began to stretch out his lead on lap five as Kamicker had her hands fill with Zach Kane. Kamicker and Kane continued to go at it as they raced side-by-side on lap 11, but unfortunately Kamicker lost the handle racing off the bottom of turn four two laps later to bring out the event’s first caution.

 
Kane was unable to challenge Bubeck in the final two laps as Bubeck took the Bill Tennant-owned, B&J Performance/Bob's Trucking/Jim's Towing/Lukon Racing-sponsored #2 to the victory by a margin of 0.715 seconds. Kane has now competed in all four “One to Remember” events and his runner-up finish was his best to date as he earned $300. Tom Klein made his first ever Tour start and was able to finish third in the event after starting eighth. Zach Gunn and Rob Coffaro were fourth and fifth.

 
Dan Lepro was the first non-qualifier and picked up a $100 Performance Bodies gift card for the “Nosed Out” contingency. Dave Goble was the lucky recipient of a $100 Sunoco gift card by random draw and Paugh also received a $100 Sunoco gift card by winning the Dash as part of the “Fill’er up with Sunoco Bucks” program presented by Sunoco and Zarin Truck and Auto.

 
Martin earned his fourth $100 FK Rod Ends “Shock the Clock” qualifying award of the season with a fast lap of 19.284 over the 35-car field. Picking up $25 FK Rod Ends heat race wins were Martin, Paugh, Zarin, and Morrow. Michael Reft and Ray Love, Jr. won the twin last chance B mains.      

 
The Flynn’s Tire/Born2Run Lubricants Late Model Touring Series will return to Pittsburgh joining the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series for the final appearance of the season on Saturday night (October 2) for night two of the “Bill Hendren Memorial” paying $3,000 to-win plus a $500 to-win Non-Qualifier. Warmups begin at 6 p.m.
 
Pace Performance RUSH Late Model Flynn’s Tire/Born2Run Lubricants Touring Series Race #15 “Bill Hendren Memorial” presented by FK Rod Ends & Pro Fab (30 laps, $3000 to-win): 1. KYLE HARDY (99) 2. Daryl Charlier (Centerline 114) 3. Joe Martin (Snyder 10s) 4. Eddie Carrier, Jr. (Lukon 184X) 5. Jeremy Wonderling (3J) 6. Jacob Gunn (14G) 7. Bud Watson (225) 8. Garret Paugh (03) 9. Logan Zarin (1z) 10. Levi Crowl (5) 11. Ray Love, Jr. (08) 12. Zach Kane (10) 13. Michael Reft (9R) 14. Colton Flinner (Chernik 5x) 15. Michael Duritsky, Jr. (90J) 16. Tony Musolino (Dobnak 42) 17. Zach Gunn (17G) 18. Kyle Lukon (184) 19. Ryan Frazee (11F) 20. Zach Morrow (Bentz 60) 21. Bill Kessler (09) 22. Justin Kann (66) 23. Philip Bubeck (Tennant 2) 24. Tim Shaffer (45).

 
DNQ for the feature: Dan Lepro (2L), Tom Duratz (55D), Grant Garrison (1), Kassidy Kamicker (72B), Tom Klein (77), Rob Coffaro (24), Dave Goble (20G), Nick Love (38), Noah Brunell (31), Zach Crawford (c4), Ben Policz (14B).

 
4th Annual “One to Remember” Non-Winners Race presented by Hendren Racing Engines & CrateInsider.com (15 laps, $1200 to-win): 1. PHILIP BUBECK (Tennant 2) 2. Zach Kane (10) 3. Tom Klein (77) 4. Zach Gunn (14G) 5. Rob Coffaro (24) 6. Kassidy Kamicker (72B) 7. Nick Love (38) 8. Dave Goble (20G). DNS: Noah Brunell (31), Zach Crawford (c4).
 
Car Count: 35
Feature Margin of Victory: 2.614 seconds
Feature Lap Leaders: Kyle Hardy (1-30)
Ontime Body & Graphic “Spoiler Alert” Spoiler Kit: Tony Musolino
Performance Bodies “Nosed Out”: Dan Lepro
Precise Racing Products “Pedal Down” Hard Charger: Zach Kane (+12)
Precise Racing Products 5-Gallon Race Jug: Kyle Hardy
Sunoco and Zarin Truck & Auto $100 Sunoco Fuel Cards: Dave Goble & Garret Paugh 
TBM Brakes “Tough Brake of the Night”: Zach Morrow
 
FK Rod Ends “Shock the Clock” Qualifying ($100 for fast time) (Track record 18.652 by Daryl Charlier on 7/3/21): 1. 10S-Joe Martin, 00:19.284[1]; 2. 03-Garret Paugh, 00:19.559[2]; 3. 1Z-Logan Zarin, 00:19.711[21]; 4. 60-Zach Morrow, 00:19.786[19]; 5. 114-Daryl Charlier, 00:19.793[28]; 6. 90J-Michael Duritsky Jr, 00:19.805[5]; 7. 99-Kyle Hardy, 00:19.857[3]; 8. 3J-Jeremy Wonderling, 00:19.868[16]; 9. 11F-Ryan Frazee, 00:19.966[32]; 10. 14G-Jake Gunn, 00:19.969[6]; 11. 2P-Philip Bubeck, 00:20.037[29]; 12. 42D-Tony Musolino, 00:20.106[20]; 13. 17G-Zach Gunn, 00:20.108[13]; 14. 225-Bud Watson, 00:20.150[17]; 15. 184-Kyle Lukon, 00:20.184[9]; 16. 09-Bill Kessler, 00:20.232[33]; 17. 31-Noah Brunell, 00:20.266[10]; 18. 184X-Eddie Carrier Jr, 00:20.277[7]; 19. 72B-Kassidy Kamicker, 00:20.381[11]; 20. 08-Ray Love Jr, 00:20.419[24]; 21. 66-Justin Kann, 00:20.442[8]; 22. 9R-Mike Reft, 00:20.461[15]; 23. 10-Zachary Kane, 00:20.463[23]; 24. 45-Tim Shaffer, 00:20.613[27]; 25. 2L-Dan Lepro, 00:20.655[25]; 26. C4-Zach Crawford, 00:20.657[12]; 27. 5C-Levi Crowl, 00:20.738[34]; 28. 55D-Tom Duratz, 00:20.753[30]; 29. 5X-Colton Flinner, 00:20.763[26]; 30. 20G-Dave Goble, 00:20.821[35]; 31. 38-Nick Love, 00:21.261[22]; 32. 24C-Rob Coffaro, 00:21.264[14]; 33. 77-Tom Klein, 00:21.306[31]; 34. 1G-Grant Garrison, 00:21.515[4]; 35. 14B-Ben Policz, NT.
  
FK Rod Ends Heat 1 (8 laps, Top 5 transfer to A, $25 to-win): 1. 10S-Joe Martin[1]; 2. 114-Daryl Charlier[2]; 3. 17G-Zach Gunn[4]; 4. 66-Justin Kann[6]; 5. 5X-Colton Flinner[8]; 6. 11F-Ryan Frazee[3]; 7. 31-Noah Brunell[5]; 8. 2L-Dan Lepro[7]; 9. 77-Tom Klein[9].
 
FK Rod Ends Heat 2 (8 laps, Top 5 transfer to A, $25 to-win): 1. 03-Garret Paugh[1]; 2. 184X-Eddie Carrier Jr[5]; 3. 14G-Jake Gunn[3]; 4. 90J-Michael Duritsky Jr[2]; 5. 225-Bud Watson[4]; 6. 9R-Mike Reft[6]; 7. 1G-Grant Garrison[9]; 8. 20G-Dave Goble[8]; 9. (DNS) C4-Zach Crawford.
 
FK Rod Ends Heat 3 (8 laps, Top 5 transfer to A, $25 to-win): 1. 1Z-Logan Zarin[1]; 2. 99-Kyle Hardy[2]; 3. 184-Kyle Lukon[4]; 4. 5C-Levi Crowl[7]; 5. 2P-Philip Bubeck[3]; 6. 10-Zachary Kane[6]; 7. 72B-Kassidy Kamicker[5]; 8. 38-Nick Love[8]; 9. (DNS) 14B-Ben Policz

 
FK Rod Ends Heat 4 (8 laps, Top 5 transfer to A, $25 to-win): 1. 60-Zach Morrow[1]; 2. 3J-Jeremy Wonderling[2]; 3. 09-Bill Kessler[4]; 4. 42D-Tony Musolino[3]; 5. 45-Tim Shaffer[6]; 6. 08-Ray Love Jr[5]; 7. 55D-Tom Duratz[7]; 8. 24C-Rob Coffaro[8].
 
Last Chance B Main 1 (8 laps, Top 2 transfer to A): 1. 9R-Mike Reft[2]; 2. 11F-Ryan Frazee[1]; 3. 2L-Dan Lepro[5]; 4. 1G-Grant Garrison[4]; 5. 77-Tom Klein[7]; 6. 20G-Dave Goble[6]; 7. (DNS) 31-Noah Brunell; 8. (DNS) C4-Zach Crawford.

 
Last Chance B Main 2 (8 laps, Top 2 transfer to A): 1. 08-Ray Love Jr[2]; 2. 10-Zachary Kane[1]; 3. 55D-Tom Duratz[4]; 4. 72B-Kassidy Kamicker[3]; 5. 24C-Rob Coffaro[6]; 6. 38-Nick Love[5]; 7. (DNS) 14B-Ben Policz.

 
Sunoco Dash (6 laps, $100 Sunoco fuel card to-win): 1. 03-Garret Paugh[1]; 2. 99-Kyle Hardy[2]; 3. 60-Zach Morrow[8]; 4. 10S-Joe Martin[3]; 5. 184X-Eddie Carrier Jr[5]; 6. 3J-Jeremy Wonderling[6]; 7. 1Z-Logan Zarin[4]; 8. 114-Daryl Charlier[7].

 
RUSH Racing Series is brought to you by Pace Performance together with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC 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, Born2Run Lubricants, Flynn's Tire & Auto Service, FK Rod Ends, 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, Zarin Truck & Automotive, Sherwood Wheels, Alternative Power Sources, Precise Racing Products, Stop-Fyre, Lincoln Electric, Velocita-USA, Waterstone Mortgage Hermitage, CrateInsider.com, and Wedge Motorsports.
 
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. The RUSH Late Model website is www.rushlatemodels.com. Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/rushlatemodels and follow us on Twitter @RUSHLM.
 
NIGHT 2 OF "TOPLESS NATIONALS" AT GENSEE FALLS VICTIM TO MOTHER NATURE FOR PACE RUSH LATE MODEL FLYNN'S TIRE/BORN2RUN LUBRICANTS TOUR AFTER $13,000 OF PRODUCTS DISTRIBUTED TO NY RACERS FOR TRAVELING "MFG NIGHT" PRESENTED BY MSD
By Mike Leone

 
(September 25, 2021) - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(Batavia, NY)...After a successful opening night for the fourth annual "Topless Nationals" at Genesee Speedway on Friday night (September 24), heavy rain rolled in just as the heat races were underway washing out night two on Saturday evening for the Pace Performance RUSH Late Model Flynn's Tire/Born2Run Lubricants Touring Series and the Pace RUSH Sprint Cars in an Equipment Rental Options Weekly Series special. The event will not be rescheduled. Rain checks can be sent to Johnson Automotive at 4003 West Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020 for full refunds. RUSH Late Model drivers will receive a refund for their entry fee and all Tour members will receive 70 show-up points. 

 
Prior to the rain, Michael Duritsky, Jr. set fast time over the 30-car field in FK Rod Ends "Shock the Clock" Qualifying with a lap of 17.319. The 30 cars would have been an all-time record high Tour car count at Genesee topping the 28 achieved at each of the last four events at the Batavia, NY track. A total of 32 different cars competed over the two nights of the "Topless Nationals". Duritsky was also the lucky recipient of the $100 Sunoco gift card as part of the "Fill'er up with Sunoco Bucks" presented by Sunoco and Zarin Truck & Auto.

 
During the afternoon, the drawings for the annual Traveling "Manufacturers Night" presented by MSD Performance took place. Competing drivers that were in the top 15 in track points at Genesee, Fulton, and Woodhull were eligible for the more than $13,000 in product giveaways. Each driver ended up receiving a prize package valued at a minimum of $441. Several drivers took home multiple prizes including Genesee regular Dave DuBois, who was the big winner. DuBois was the lucky recipient of the two top prizes; the Lincoln Electric Multi-Purpose Welder and utility card along with a Velocita-USA Team Drivers Suit with a total value of $1,875! The complete winners list is posted below. 

 
The Traveling "Manufacturers Night" will return to the Mid-Atlantic region in 2022. Thank you to the following product contributors on Saturday night: East Coast Speed, FK Rod Ends, Frankland Racing Supply, Hoosier Tire Distributors, Insinger Performance, Landrum Performance Spring, Lincoln Electric, MSD Performance, Performance Bodies, Precise Racing Products, Racing Electronics, Schoenfeld Headers, Ontime Body & Graphic, Sunoco, Velocita-USA, TBM Brakes, WraptileShop.com, and Wrisco Industries.

 
Coming up this Friday and Saturday night (October 1-2) at Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway is the "Bill Hendren Memorial" presented by FK Rod Ends in conjunction with Pro Fabrication for the RUSH Late Model Flynn's Tire/Born2Run Lubricants Touring Series. Each night will pay $3,000 to-win with Friday night being a Platinum Event and Saturday a Marquee Event. Tour members can use Friday night to replace a missed Marquee Event or replace their worst finish in a Marquee Event. Friday night will also include the $1,200 to-win "One to Remember" Non-Winners race presented by Hendren Racing Engines & CrateInsider.com, while Saturday night will have a $500 to-win Non-Qualifier race. Warmups begin at 6 p.m. each night. 

 
The Pace RUSH Sprint Cars will return to action on Saturday, October 9 for the third and final appearance of the season at Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway in an Equipment Rental Options Weekly Series event.

 
RUSH Late Model FK Rod Ends “Shock the Clock” Qualifying ($100 for fast time) (Track record 16.430 by Jeremy John Waters on 5/29/21): 1. 90J-Michael Duritsky Jr, 00:17.319[21]; 2. 3J-Jeremy Wonderling, 00:17.336[1]; 3. 10S-Joe Martin, 00:17.385[27]; 4. 94-Bryce Davis, 00:17.477[26]; 5. 11F-Ryan Frazee, 00:17.484[12]; 6. 99-Kyle Hardy, 00:17.492[11]; 7. 13-JJ Mazur, 00:17.582[16]; 8. 39J-Jimmy Johnson, 00:17.587[5]; 9. 91-Chad Homan, 00:17.650[19]; 10. 29J-Jason Genco, 00:17.653[10]; 11. 14W-Dusty Waters, 00:17.680[4]; 12. 129-Brian Kotarski, 00:17.792[23]; 13. 85-Jon Rivers, 00:17.843[17]; 14. 93J-Jim Johnson, 00:17.846[6]; 15. 94X-Jason Knowles, 00:17.879[29]; 16. 12-Beamer Guzzardi, 00:17.932[9]; 17. 225-Bud Watson, 00:17.945[24]; 18. 012-Dave DuBois, 00:17.983[18]; 19. 11L-John Waters, 00:18.056[13]; 20. 17X-Andy Michael, 00:18.135[14]; 21. 83-DJ Krug, 00:18.156[2]; 22. 7-Brian Knowles, 00:18.165[3]; 23. 6N-Paul Norman, 00:18.211[20]; 24. 1-TJ Downs, 00:18.328[25]; 25. 64C-Alan Chapman, 00:18.351[22]; 26. 21BD-Billy DuBois, 00:18.409[15]; 27. 97-Darrin Waldron, 00:18.611[30]; 28. 7E-Carl Eldridge, 00:18.719[8]; 29. T54-Todd Chapman, 00:18.739[28]; 30. 94B-Mark Sundt, 00:18.743[7].
 
2021 RUSH Late Model Traveling "Manufacturers Night" presented by MSD Performance Product Winners List:
 
1.     Lincoln Electric- Power MIG 140C Multi-Purpose Welder & Utility Cart ($1,175) Dave DuBois
2.     Velocita-USA- Team Drivers Suit ($700) Dave DuBois
3.     Sunoco/Insinger Performance/Precise- 1 Drum Sunoco 110 /2 Fuel Jugs ($662) Alan Chapman
4.     Sunoco/Insinger Performance/Precise- 1 Drum Sunoco 110 /2 Fuel Jugs ($662) Jeremy Wonderling
5.     Schoenfeld Headers/WraptileShop.com- One Set of Custom Long Tube Crate LM Headers/Headlight Kit ($590) Jimmy Johnson
6.     Schoenfeld Headers/WraptileShop.com- One Set of Custom Long Tube Crate LM Headers /Headlight Kit ($590) Chad Homan
7.     Wrisco Industries/Ontime Body & Graphic- Package of 4 Sheets of White Aluminum & One Spoiler Kit ($590) Brian Knowles
8.     Wrisco Industries/Ontime Body & Graphic- Package of 4 Sheets of White Aluminum & One Spoiler Kit ($590) Brian Knowles
9.     FK Rod Ends/WraptileShop.com- One Complete Set of 4130 Black FK Rod Ends/Headlight Kit ($540) Jon Rivers
10. FK Rod Ends/WraptileShop.com- One Complete Set of 4130 Black FK Rod Ends/Headlight Kit ($540) Chad Homan
11. MSD Performance- MSD 6CT Ignition Control, 8.55 mm Super Conductor Plug Wires ($536) T.J. Downs
12. MSD Performance/WraptileShop.com- Pro Billet Distributor & Blaster HVC Coil/Headlight Kit ($525) Todd Chapman
13. MSD Performance/WraptileShop.com- Pro Billet Distributor & Blaster HVC Coil/Headlight Kit ($525) Jason Knowles
14. Hoosier Tire/Racing Electronics- 2 RUSH Hoosier Tires /Semi Custom Ear Molds ($446) Jason Knowles
15. Hoosier Tire/Racing Electronics- 2 RUSH Hoosier Tires /Semi Custom Ear Molds ($446)Jon Rivers
16. Landrum Performance Springs/Performance Bodies/TBM Brakes- Package of 4 VB Standard Coil Springs/$100 Gift Card/3 Brake Fld. ($445) John Waters
17. Landrum Performance Springs/Performance Bodies/TBM Brakes- Package of 4 VB Standard Coil Springs/$100 Gift Card/3 Brake Fld. ($445) J.J. Mazur
18. Landrum Performance Springs/Performance Bodies/TBM Brakes- Package of 4 VB Standard Coil Springs/$100 Gift Card/3 Brake Fld. ($445) Billy DuBois
19. Landrum Performance Springs/Performance Bodies/TBM Brakes- Package of 4 VB Standard Coil Springs/$100 Gift Card/3 Brake Fld. ($445) Beamer Guzzardi
20. Performance Bodies & Parts/East Coast Speed- $300 Gift Certificate/$100 Gift Card /3 Brake Fluid ($445) Brian Kotarski
21. Performance Bodies & Parts/East Coast Speed- $300 Gift Certificate/$100 Gift Card /3 Brake Fluid ($445) Todd Chapman
22. Velocita-USA/Precise- One Pr. Hot Driving Shoes & 1 Pr. Gloves/2 Fuel Jugs ($441) Austin Allen
23. Frankland Racing Products/Sunoco- $300 Gift Certificate/$100 Gift Card ($400) Alan Chapman
24. Frankland Racing Products/Sunoco- $300 Gift Certificate/$100 Gift Card ($400) Jeremy Wonderling
 
RUSH Racing Series is brought to you by Pace Performance together with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC 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, Born2Run Lubricants, Flynn's Tire & Auto Service, FK Rod Ends, 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, Zarin Truck & Automotive, Sherwood Wheels, Alternative Power Sources, Precise Racing Products, Stop-Fyre, Lincoln Electric, Velocita-USA, Waterstone Mortgage Hermitage, CrateInsider.com, and Wedge Motorsports.
 
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. The RUSH Late Model website is www.rushlatemodels.com. Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/rushlatemodels and follow us on Twitter @RUSHLM.
 
PACE RUSH SERIES TO CLOSE OUT 2021 THIS WEEKEND AT LERNERVILLE'S "STEEL CITY STAMPEDE"; FLYNN'S TIRE/BORN2RUN LUBRICANTS LATE MODEL TOUR; RUSH SPRINT TITLE TO BE DECIDED; HOVIS SPORTSMAN MOD TOUR HIGHLIGHTED BY WATERSTONE MORTGAGE ENGINE GIVEAWAY
By Mike Leone

 
(October 12, 2021) - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(Sarver, PA)...The Pace Performance RUSH Racing Series together with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC will have a tripleheader of action this weekend (October 14-16) at Lernerville Speedway for the "Steel City Stampede". The Flynn's Tire/Born2Run Lubricants RUSH Late Model Tour finale will lead the way along with the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply RUSH Sportsman Modified Touring Series, and the RUSH Sprint Cars in an Equipment Rental Options Weekly Series special. The event will be broadcast live on LernervilleTV.  

 
Practice will be held Thursday night (October 14) 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 followed by racing at 7:30. On Saturday, racing will begin early at 4 p.m.  The Chevrolet Performance 602 RUSH Sportsman Modified engine drawing presented by Waterstone Mortgage will take place on Saturday. The rain date is Sunday. 
 
"This is always a great way to end our season," stated RUSH Director Vicki Emig. "The RUSH championships annually comes down to this event. 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. The Sportsman Modifieds have been given the opportunity to race numerous times over the past eight seasons at Lernerville. 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. And we can't wait to award one lucky RUSH Sportsman Modified racer with the richest giveaway in the history of our Series with a $9,000 complete Chevrolet Performance 602 Crate Engine package thanks to sponsor Waterstone Mortgage."
 
This year’s “Steel City Stampede” will be the 13th edition of this huge event that includes many of the region’s racing divisions all showcased in this end of the season blowout. There has only been one repeat RUSH Late Model winner and it took until 2019 to happen; past winners include Josh Holtgraver (2009), Bryan Force (2010), Butch Lambert (2011), Max Blair (2012, 2019 & 2020), Dennis Lunger, Jr. (2013), Chad Ruhlman (2014), Jacob Hawkins (2015), John Mollick (2016), John Waters (2017), and Colton Flinner (2018). With the majority of those racers not expected to be in competition, there's a high likelihood of a new winner.
 
Saturday's event will pay $2,000 to-win. There will also be a $200 to-win, $150 to-start non-qualifier. 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 Sunoco Dash and last chance B main(s) will kickoff Saturday's program. 

 
Virginia's Kyle Hardy, the $5,000 Pace National Weekly Series Championship, leads the Tour back to Lernerville for the second time in 2021 and will clinch the $12,000 title this weekend. Hardy, who has seven wins and an impressive 14 podium finishes in 16 races, has a 53-point lead on the surging Joe Martin. After starting the season off with three finishes outside the top 10 in the first six races, Martin has come on strong with 10 straight top six finishes. Martin has also rattled off five straight podium finishes including his first Tour win in seven years at the September 11 Sharon event. Three-time champion, Jeremy Wonderling, is third in points as his bid for four straight titles will be unsuccessful. After a stretch of three wins in six races between May 15 and July 3, Wonderling has been shutout of victory lane since.
 
Michael Duritsky, Jr. is fourth in points with four top five and eight top 10 finishes. Duritsky won his first career Lernerville race on July 23 as part of the "RUSH Summer Showcase", which was a Pace Weekly Series special. Bud Watson, Ryan Frazee, John Waters, J.J. Mazur, Kyle Lukon, and Logan Zarin round out the top 10 in points.

 
Meanwhile, the RUSH Sportsman Modifieds will join the "Steel City Stampede" for the eighth consecutive year in an $800 to-win event. 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 show, while teen Blaze Myers scored a popular first Tour win in 2018 after coming out of the B main to also win the "Futures Cup" title. In 2019, Eric Gabany was victorious, while last year Chas Wolbert capped off his championship season by becoming the seventh different "Steel City Stampede" winner in as many years! Will there be an eighth different winner this year!?
 
The RUSH Sportsman Mods have made one visit this season to Lernerville on July 23 for the "RUSH Summer Showcase" when Wolbert topped a 25-car field. Wolbert has already clinched his second straight Hovis Weekly Series title worth $3,500. Tony Tatgenhorst currently leads the Hovis Tour points by nine over J.C. Boyer with Rob Kristyak just one-point back. Wolbert and Kole Holden are tied for fourth in points. 

 
On Saturday, one lucky RUSH Sportsman Modified racer will win a Chevrolet Performance 602 Sportsman Modified crate engine package giveaway (carb-to-pan) valued at nearly $9,000 from Pace Performance. This will be the most valuable product to ever be given away in the history of the RUSH Racing Series! Thank you to Sara Cipriano at Waterstone Mortgage for making this possible. Other RUSH corporate marketing partners who joined with Waterstone Mortgage and Pace Performance to complete the Chevrolet Performance 602 "race ready" engine package are the following: Holley Performance Products Inc, MSD Performance, Schoenfeld Headers, and Jones Racing Products as well as 955 Automotive, Ingram Engines and Race 1. Over $32,000 in product giveaways has been posted to RUSH Sportsman Modified racers in 2021!

 
To be eligible, drivers had to be a RUSH member and not compete in a non-RUSH sanctioned Sportsman Modified event the same night as a completed RUSH-sanctioned event in 2021. Eligible drivers that competed in 25-49% of total completed RUSH events receive 1 chance for the engine giveaway; eligible drivers that competed in 50-74% of total completed RUSH events receive 4 chances; eligible drivers that competed in 75-99% of total completed RUSH events receive 8 chances.  Any driver that would have had perfect attendance would have received 10 chances.

 
The following are the 25 eligible drivers for the engine giveaway: JC Boyer, Ben Easler, Kole Holden, Jacob Jordan, Justin Shea, and Chas Wolbert with eight chances; Ayden Cipriano, Cole Edwards, Jordan Ehrenberg, Chelsie Kriegisch, Rob Kristyak, Kyle Martell, Cameron McFadden, Greg Porter, Dave Price, Brandon Ritchey, and Tony Tatgenhorst with four chances; Brandon Albert, Lucas Canon, Amelia Clay, Preston Cope, Josh Ehrenberg, Gary Haupt, Garrett Krummert, and Jacob Wolfe with one chance. Selected driver does not have to be present to win.

 
The RUSH Sprints will wrap up their fourth season racing for $800 to-win. Chad Ruhlman has won both races at Lernerville this year including the July 23 show, which matched a record with 22 cars in competition. Ruhlman, who was the 2018 and 2019 Weekly Series Champion, trails Gale Ruth, Jr. by three points in the $5,000 to-win Equipment Rental Options Weekly Series Championship. Ruhlman must win and Ruth finish third or worse in order to win his third championship. Blaze Myers, Rod George, and John Mollick are third through fifth in points. 

 
Precise Racing Products will award a $100 gift card for the "Pedal Down" Hard Charger that passes the most cars in the Late Model and Sportsman Modified feature.  The TBM Brakes “Tough Brake of the Night” will award three bottles of Xtreme6 Racing Brake Fluid valued at approximately $45 in both the Late Models and Sportsman Modifieds.  
 
The Late Model and Sportsman Modified feature winner each night will receive a 5-Gallon Race Jug from Precise. Ontime Body & Graphic's "Spoiler Alert" will award a $150 spoiler kit to the 17th place Late Model finisher (note: if a driver has already won a spoiler this season, spoiler will be awarded to the next position). 
 
One Late Model driver will be randomly selected each night at the drivers meeting for a $100 Sunoco gift card thanks to the "Fill'er up with Sunoco Bucks" program presented by Sunoco and Zarin Truck & Auto. Also, Performance Bodies will award a $100 gift card to the first Late Model non-qualifier part of the "Nosed Out" program. Sherwood Wheels will award a steel wheel to the Sportsman Modified "Man of Steel" recipient.
 
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.
 
The AMB/MyLaps transponders are required for all divisions. Driver radios are always mandatory; channel 454.000. The entry fee is $100 for Late Models and $35 for the Sportsman Modifieds. There will be an open practice from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday night. Registration will open at 3 p.m. on Thursday and 2 p.m. on Friday.  There will be a drivers meeting on Friday at 6:20 p.m. with group qualifying for the RUSH Late Models at 7:00 followed by heat races. Racing begins early on Saturday at 4 p.m. Check out the following link for additional "Steel City Stampede" event details: https://dirtcardotlife.files.wordpress.com/2021/10/2021-stampede-competitor-guide-1-1.pdf
 
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.
 
RUSH Racing Series is brought to you by Pace Performance together with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC 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, Born2Run Lubricants, Flynn's Tire & Auto Service, FK Rod Ends, 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, Zarin Truck & Automotive, Sherwood Wheels, Alternative Power Sources, Precise Racing Products, Stop-Fyre, Lincoln Electric, Velocita-USA, Waterstone Mortgage Hermitage, CrateInsider.com, and Wedge Motorsports.
 
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.  The RUSH Racing Series website is www.rushracingseries.com. Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/rushlatemodels and follow us on Twitter @RUSHLM.
KYLE HARDY EARNS HIS 1ST PACE RUSH LATE MODEL NATIONAL WEEKLY SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP; CAREER 1ST WIN FOR BILL KESSLER COMES AT PPMS WHILE CHELSIE KRIEGISCH WINS RUSH MODS TO BECOME 1ST FEMALE RUSH TRACK CHAMPION
By Marcie Barlow

 
(September 30, 2021) - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(Pulaski, PA)...The 2021 racing season is entering the homestretch; however this past weekend’s Pace Performance RUSH Racing Series together with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC action featured side-by-side racing which saw third generation competitor Bill Kessler capture his first career feature victory. Chelsie Kriegisch also made history by becoming the first female to win a RUSH track champion following her win in the RUSH Sportsman Modifieds. Levi Crowl also tallied win number six in RUSH Late Model action at Winchester Speedway, while John Waters ended his more than year Touring Series winless drought. Congrats to Kyle Hardy on winning the $5,000 National Weekly Series Championship in his first year of RUSH Late Model racing. 
 
The Kessler name is very well known and respected in western Pennsylvania as many long time race fans remember when Pappy Kessler’s Auction Barn sponsored #09 cars that dominated racing action in the tri-state area. This past Saturday at Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway, another member of the Kessler Family put his name in the record book as Bill Kessler captured his first ever feature victory. The first 18 laps of the event were caution-free with Kessler taking control at the start with standout Kyle Lukon in second. Kessler was able to keep a comfortable distance between himself and Lukon until a caution on lap 18 slowed the field. The restart gave Lukon the opportunity he needed; however, he was unable to capitalize on it. Kessler, who chose the inside lane on the restart was able to pull away and score the popular victory. Kessler became the amazing 11th different winner in 17 races this season at PPMS and third to score his first career win! Lukon held on for the runner-up spot with Logan Zarin, Colton Flinner and Nico Dabecco completing the top five.
 
An earlier than expected finish to her work day and a dedicated father, who installed a borrowed transmission in her ride, meant that Chelsie Kriegisch made a late day decision to head to Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway. This decision certainly paid off for Chelsie as she scored the victory in RUSH Sportsman Modified Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Weekly Series action. Kriegisch led the entire distance of the 18-lap main event to claim the win, which was the 200th race all-time for the RUSH Sportsman Modifieds. Jacob Jordan and Cole Edwards recorded their career best finishes in second and third beating Kole Holden. It was Kreigisch's second career PPMS win, but first in more than three years and her third overall in RUSH Sportsman Modified competition. The victory also clinched the divisional championship for Kriegisch at the speedway, making her the first female to win a RUSH track championship.   
 
Pace Performance RUSH Late Model action at Winchester Speedway on Saturday saw Levi Crowl take the lead at the start of the main event before the caution flag waved forcing a complete restart. When the action resumed Crowl once again pulled away from his fellow competitors and built up a full straightaway lead by lap six. Crowl entered lapped traffic on lap 10 which gave Travis Campbell the opportunity he needed to close the gap on Crowl. The caution flag would wave again on lap 15 as a rain shower moved in. After a slight delay the rain ended and the racing action resumed with Crowl out front and Jeremy Pinkerton in second. Several late race cautions would slow the field in the final 10 circuits; however, Pinkerton was unable to capitalize on them and Crowl went on to score his sixth win of the season on the RUSH circuit. The $1,200 victory also clinched the $1,000 RUSH “Track Pack” Championship for Crowl. Pinkerton came home in second with Campbell in third. James Lichliter and Josh Williams rounded out the top five. A strong field of 21 cars were on hand.
 
The RUSH Late Model Flynn's Tire - Born2Run Lubricants Touring Series and RUSH Sprint Cars were scheduled for two nights of competition last Friday and Saturday at Genesee Speedway; however, Mother Nature ended the 2021 season a bit prematurely at the Batavia, NY track as rain washed out night two of the "Topless Nationals" as heat race action was getting underway. 
 
Friday night was another thriller for the Late Model Tour as John Waters out-dueled Joe Martin and Jeremy Wonderling to end more than a three-year Tour winless drought.  Waters earned $2,000 for his first victory of 2021 and became the seventh different Tour winner of 2021. Michael Duritsky, Jr. came back from a flat tire to finish fourth. Jimmy Johnson was fifth for the second straight Genesee Tour race and also was able to earn the $1,000 "Track Pack" Championship.
 
The RUSH Sprint Cars meanwhile competed in their richest event of the season and it was Chad Ruhlman making a last lap pass of Gale Ruth, Jr. Ruhlman's $1,000 victory was his eighth of the season and moved him to within three points of Ruth for the $5,000 to-win Equipment Rental Options Weekly Series Championship. Ruhlman has now won all four RUSH Sprint races held at Genesee in the four-year history. Ryan Fraley matched his career best Sprint Car finish in third. Blaze Myers was fourth over Steve Pedley, who was subbing for Rod George.
 
After Duritsky set fast time over what would have been a record Genesee RUSH Late Model Tour field of 30 competitors, the rain set in that would eventually wash out the show. During the afternoon, the drawings for the annual Traveling "Manufacturers Night" presented by MSD Performance took place. Competing drivers that were in the top 15 in track points at Genesee, Fulton, and Woodhull were eligible for the more than $13,000 in product giveaways. Each driver ended up receiving a prize package valued at a minimum of $441. Several drivers took home multiple prizes including Genesee regular Dave DuBois, who was the big winner. DuBois was the lucky recipient of the two top prizes; the Lincoln Electric Multi-Purpose Welder and utility card along with a Velocita-USA Team Drivers Suit with a total value of $1,875! The complete winners list is posted below. 
 
The Traveling "Manufacturers Night" will return to the Mid-Atlantic region in 2022. Thank you to the following product contributors on Saturday night: East Coast Speed, FK Rod Ends, Frankland Racing Supply, Hoosier Tire Distributors, Insinger Performance, Landrum Performance Spring, Lincoln Electric, MSD Performance, Performance Bodies, Precise Racing Products, Racing Electronics, Schoenfeld Headers, Ontime Body & Graphic, Sunoco, Velocita-USA, TBM Brakes, WraptileShop.com, and Wrisco Industries.

 
With September now closed out, Kyle Hardy captured the $5,000 Pace Performance National Weekly Series Championship in his first year of RUSH Late Model racing. The Linden, Virginia driver had 16 victories to beat out defending champion Jeremy Wonderling by just one-point. Hardy now sets his sights on the $12,000 to-win Flynn's Tire/Born2Run Lubricants Touring Series Championship with three events remaining. 

 
The other Late Model championship that was finalized was the "Futures Cup". Eighteen-year-old Kassidy Kamicker of Aliquippa, Pa. captured the $500 crown thanks to seven top 10 finishes at Pittsburgh, where she's also third in RUSH "Track Pack" points with three events remaining. Last year in her rookie season, Kamicker earned the $300 "Wheelman" Bonus Event Challenge Series title. Rookies Logan Jaquay and Zach Crawford finished second and third in the "Futures Cup" points.
 
This weekend’s Pace Performance RUSH racing action is highlighted by Flynn’s Tire/Born2Run Lubricants Late Model Touring Series action at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway on both Friday and Saturday. The "Bill Hendren Memorial" presented by FK Rod Ends in conjunction with Pro Fab will pay $3,000 to win, $275 to-start both nights. The fourth annual “One to Remember” Non-Winners event presented by Hendren Racing Engines and CrateInsider.com will take place on Friday with $1,200 going to the winner. There will also be a $500 to-win Non-Qualifier event at the end of Saturday night's program.
 
Pace Performance RUSH Late Model action is also scheduled at Fulton Speedway Friday evening with the "Brian Dolbear Tribute" paying $1,200 to-win for the New York track's final show of 2021 that will end their RUSH "Track Pack" points. Chad Homan currently leads the points. 
 
Pace Performance RUSH Pro Mod action is on tap at McKean County Raceway on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The $700 to-win feature event originally scheduled for August 20 is on the Thursday racing card. Friday’s Pro Mod event pays a record $2,500 to win, while Saturday’s feature event will pay $500 to win. This will close out the Weekly Series Championship points. The Pace Performance RUSH Late Models will also be in action at McKean County on Friday ($2,500) and Saturday ($1,000). This will close out the 2021 season at McKean and determine the RUSH Late Model "Track Pack" $1,000 champion and top six in points.
"BILL HENDREN MEMORIAL" FOR RUSH LATE MODEL FLYNN'S TIRE/BORN2RUN LUBRICANTS TOUR FRIDAY & SATURDAY AT PITTSBURGH; $3000 TO-WIN EACH NIGHT PRESENTED BY FK ROD ENDS & PRO FAB; $1200 TO-WIN "ONE TO REMEMBER" NON-WINNERS RACE & $500 TO-WIN NON-QUALIFIER ALSO PART OF WEEKEND
By Mike Leone

 
(September 29, 2021) - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(Imperial, PA)…The Pace Performance RUSH Dirt Late Model Flynn's Tire/Born2Run Lubricants Touring Series will return to action this weekend at Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway for the "Bill Hendren Memorial" presented by FK Rod Ends in conjunction with Pro Fabrication. The 11th annual edition (ninth in the Northeast) will feature a $3,000 to-win, $275 to-start complete show on both Friday and Saturday night (October 1-2)! In addition, Friday night will also include the fourth annual "One to Remember" Non-Winners race presented by Hendren Racing Engines and CrateInsider.com paying a record $1,200 to-win, while Saturday night will conclude with the $500 to-win Non-Qualifier! 
 
This marks the sixth straight year PPMS has hosted the "Bill Hendren Memorial" as part of the "Pittsburgher 100" weekend that also includes the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series on Saturday night. The additional payoff in this event is due to the great efforts by Bill Hendren's son Steve and his family along with FK Rod Ends, Pro Fabrication, CrateInsider.com, Miley Motor Sports, RUSH, and Branden Lockwich. The top three feature finishers each night and the "One to Remember" victor will receive custom, laser-etched awards on marble from the Hendren Family. 
 
"It's truly unbelievable to see this event continue to grow," expressed RUSH Director Vicki Emig. "In 2017 this was a $2,500 to-win event spread over two nights and to see where it's come in three short years is amazing! The Miley Family continues their effort of showcasing the RUSH Late Models as their weekly headlining division with strong competition and again was willing to do four Tour events. Last year, we were able to format this into two complete shows and that will again be the case this year along with the popular 'One to Remember' race that continues to grow."
 
Each night will include $100 FK Rod Ends "Shock the Clock" Qualifying. Drivers will then compete in FK Rod End heats heat races paying $25 to-win. The Sunoco dash will determine the beginning of the feature lineup each night with the winner receiving a $100 Sunoco gift card. Last chance B mains will be run to complete the starting feature field for the $3,000 to-win, $275 to-start feature events. Positions 11-24 have been increased each night over the normal $3,000 to-win payoff.   Friday is a Platinum Tour Event allowing Tour members the opportunity to use the event as a replacement for a missed Marquee Event or throw out their worst Marquee finish. Saturday is the next-to-last Marquee Tour Event of the season.
  
Thanks to Bettie Hendren (Bill's wife) for adding $200 to the winner of the "One to Remember" race presented by Hendren Racing Engines and CrateInsider.com, which will now offer a record $1,200 to-win! Each starting driver will receive a minimum of $75 in addition to their Tour event payoff. In order to be eligible, driver must compete in the regular "Bill Hendren Memorial" event on Friday night and never have won a Late Model (full-size) feature or any headlining division feature event or prior "One to Remember" race. Drivers that have won non-qualifier races are still eligible to compete. The lineup will be determined off the qualifying times with a pill drawn for an invert (4, 6 or 8) depending on car count. 
 
Past "Bill Hendren Memorial" winners at Pittsburgh include John Mollick (2016), Daryl Charlier (2017-2018), Kyle Lukon (2019 & 2020), and Levi Crown (2020). Past "One to Remember" winners include Chuck Medved (2018), Logan Zarin (2019), and Levi Spinneweber (2020).
 
Virginia's Kyle Hardy, who last weekend clinched the $5,000 Pace National Weekly Series Championship, leads the Tour back to Pittsburgh for third and fourth time of 2021. Hardy, who has six wins and an impressive 12 podium finishes in 14 races, has a 58-point lead on the surging Joe Martin in the $12,000 championship race. After starting the season off with three finishes outside the top 10 in the first six races, Martin has come on strong with eight straight top six finishes including his first Tour win in seven years at the September 11 Sharon event. Three-time champion and three-time 2021 winner, Jeremy Wonderling, has slipped back to third, but will have an opportunity to get back in the hunt by throwing out his worst finish of 19th on Friday night. 
 
Michael Duritsky, Jr. is fourth with four top five and seven top 10 finishes. Fresh off his first Tour win in more than three years last Friday night at Genesee, John Waters jumped up to fifth in points as he became the seventh different winner in 14 races this season. After failing to finish in the top 10 in any of the first 11 Tour races, Bud Watson has an eighth, a ninth, and a season best sixth in the last three Tour races. J.J. Mazur, Ryan Frazee, Kyle Lukon, and Cory Sines complete the top 10. 

 
Pittsburgh has featured an amazing 11 different winners in 17 events in 2021 including three drivers winning their first career features! Charlier leads the way with four victories to sit atop the $1,000 to-win RUSH "Track Pack" points. Lukon has been victorious in three of the six races he's competed in. Ben Policz is the only other multiple winner. Career first RUSH wins have went to Dan Lepro, Cole Petrelle, and most recently Bill Kessler. Wonderling and Michael Norris won the two previous Tour events, while Logan Zarin and Garret Paugh have also been victorious.
 
"Miley Motor Sports is extremely proud to host these top notch RUSH events," added Matt Miley. "We can’t thank all of those who have made them happen enough. It reenergizes an old team. The racing is intense, competitive, high car counts, and lots of great side-by-side racing. The Herb Scott, Jook George, Red Miley, and the Bill Hendren Memorial, which is now not one but two Tour events! These men made racing what it is today; competitors, car owners, businessmen who never let the sport we love down. They were great men on and off the track and in their respective communities."
 
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 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 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 continue to do for this event 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."

 
Steve Hendren, who will be making the trip up with Kate Dillon of CrateInsider.com, will be inducted into the Antioch (CA) Speedway Hall of Fame on October 9. Hendren raced at the track weekly in the Late Model division from 1990-1993 winning 40 races and was the 1992 and 1993 champion. In 1992, Hendren won 25 features in 44 starts with 15 of them coming at Antioch, which propelled him to the NASCAR Pacific Coast Regional Championship.

 
Precise Racing Products will award a $100 gift card for the "Pedal Down" Hard Charger that passes the most cars in the feature each night.  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.  
 
The feature winner each night will receive a 5-Gallon Race Jug from Precise. Ontime Body & Graphic's "Spoiler Alert" will award a $150 spoiler kit to the 15th place finisher on Friday night and the 16th place finisher on Saturday night (note: if a driver has already won a spoiler this season, spoiler will be awarded to the next position). 
 
One driver will be randomly selected each night at the drivers meeting for a $100 Sunoco gift card thanks to the "Fill'er up with Sunoco Bucks" program presented by Sunoco and Zarin Truck & Auto. Also, Performance Bodies will award a $100 gift card to the first non-qualifier each night as part of the "Nosed Out" program.
 
"Bill Hendren Memorial" presented by FK Rod Ends in conjunction with Pro Fabrication Feature Payoff EACH night: 1. $3,000 2. $1,500 3. $800 4. $600 5. $500 6. $475 7. $450 8. $425 9. $400 10. $350 11. $325 12. $310 13. $300 14. $295 15. $290 16. $285 17. $280 18-24. $275. (25-26. $275 if provisionals are added).  Any driver not qualifying for Friday night's feature will receive $125. Any driver not starting Saturday's Non-Qualifier will receive $125.
 
"One of to Remember" Non-Winners presented by Hendren Racing Engines & CrateInsider.com Feature Payoff: 1. $1,200 2. $300 3. $225 4. $200 5. $150 6. $125 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 (Night 2 only): 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. 
 
In the unlikely event Friday night is rained out and unable to be rescheduled, Saturday's "Bill Hendren Memorial" will revert to the 2019 payoff of $5,000 to-win, $325 to-start. Also in this case, the "One to Remember" race will move to Saturday night and there will be no Non-Qualifier. The rain date is Sunday (October 3).
 
The pits will be open all afternoon both days. Registration and pre-race tech will begin at 3 p.m. with the drivers meeting scheduled for 5:35 p.m., warm-ups at 6 followed by qualifying and then racing at 7. You do not have to be a member of RUSH to compete only to receive points. The entry fee is $100 per event. AMB/MyLaps transponders will be required; rentals are available. One-way driver radio channel is 454.000.
 
 
 
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 Pace Performance together with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC 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, Born2Run Lubricants, Flynn's Tire & Auto Service, FK Rod Ends, 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, Zarin Truck & Automotive, Sherwood Wheels, Alternative Power Sources, Precise Racing Products, Stop-Fyre, Lincoln Electric, Velocita-USA, Waterstone Mortgage Hermitage, CrateInsider.com, and Wedge Motorsports.
 
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. The RUSH Late Model website is www.rushlatemodels.com. Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/rushlatemodels and follow us on Twitter @RUSHLM.
 
 

lucas late model seriescrate racin' usa series 
Jan 21All-Tech Raceway
The General Tire Winter Nationals Presented by LINE-X
Lake City, FL
Jan 22All-Tech Raceway
The General Tire Winter Nationals Presented by LINE-X
*Canceled due to Weather*
Lake City, FL
Jan 23All-Tech Raceway
The General Tire Winter Nationals Presented by LINE-X
Lake City, FL
Jan 24East Bay Raceway Park
Wrisco Industries 45th Annual Winternationals Presented by Lucas Oil
Tampa, FL
Jan 25East Bay Raceway Park
Wrisco Industries 45th Annual Winternationals Presented by Lucas Oil
Tampa, FL
Jan 26East Bay Raceway Park
Wrisco Industries 45th Annual Winternationals Presented by Lucas Oil
Tampa, FL
Jan 27East Bay Raceway Park
Wrisco Industries 45th Annual Winternationals Presented by Lucas Oil
Tampa, FL
Jan 28East Bay Raceway Park
Wrisco Industries 45th Annual Winternationals Presented by Lucas Oil
Tampa, FL
Jan 29East Bay Raceway Park
Wrisco Industries 45th Annual Winternationals Presented by Lucas Oil
Tampa, FL
Jan 30East Bay Raceway Park
Wrisco Industries 45th Annual Winternationals Presented by Lucas Oil
Tampa, FL
Feb 1Bubba Racway Park
The K&N Filters Winter Nationals Presented by OPTIMA Batteries
Ocala, FL
Feb 2Bubba Racway Park
The K&N Filters Winter Nationals Presented by OPTIMA Batteries
Ocala, FL
Mar 19Atomic Speedway
Buckeye Spring 50
Chillicothe, OH
Mar 20Brownstown Speedway
Indiana Icebreaker
Brownstown, IN
Apr 17Hagerstown Speedway
Nininger Tribute
Hagerstown, MD
Apr 18Port Royal Speedway
River Valley 40
Port Royal, PA
Apr 23Tri-City Speedway
Bullet Race Engines 50
Granite City, IL
Apr 24Macon Speedway
 
Macon, IL
Apr 30Ponderosa Speedway
17th Annual John Bradshaw Memorial 
Junction City, KY
May 1Florence Speedway
35th Annual Ralph Latham Memorial 
Union, KY
May 14411 Motor Speedway
Tennessee's Action Track 50
Seymour, TN
May 15Talladega Short Track
E-Z-GO 50
Eastaboga, AL
May 21300 Raceway
Truck Country 50
Farley, IA
May 2234 Raceway
CRST, The Transportation Solution 50
Burlington, IA
May 27Lucas Oil Speedway
8th Annual Cowboy Classic 
Wheatland, MO
May 28Lucas Oil Speedway
The Tribute to Don and Billie Gibson 
Wheatland, MO
May 29Lucas Oil Speedway
29th Annual Lucas Oil Show-Me 100 
Wheatland, MO
Jun 17Magnolia Motor Speedway
Clash at the Mag presented by Big River Steel
Columbus, MS
Jun 18Magnolia Motor Speedway
Clash at the Mag presented by Big River Steel
Columbus, MS
Jun 19Magnolia Motor Speedway
Clash at the Mag presented by Big River Steel
Columbus, MS
Jun 25Deer Creek Speedway
NAPA Auto Parts Gopher 50 
Spring Valley, MN
Jun 26Deer Creek Speedway
NAPA Auto Parts Gopher 50 
Spring Valley, MN
Jul 2Portsmouth Raceway Park
Independence 50
Portsmouth, OH
Jul 3Muskingum County Speedway
Freedom 50
Zanesville, OH
Jul 8Cherokee Speedway
23rd Annual Grassy Smith Memorial
Gaffney, SC
Jul 9Smoky Mountain Speedway
Mountain Moonshine Classic
Maryville, TN
Jul 10Smoky Mountain Speedway
Mountain Moonshine Classic
Maryville, TN
Jul 16Tri-City Speedway
NAPA Know How 50
Granite City, IL
Jul 17Lucas Oil Speedway
15th Annual Diamond Nationals
Wheatland, MO
Jul 20I-80 Speedway
Al Belt Custom Homes I-80 Nationals
Greenwood, NE
Jul 21I-80 Speedway
Al Belt Custom Homes I-80 Nationals
Greenwood, NE
Jul 22I-80 Speedway
Al Belt Custom Homes I-80 Nationals
Greenwood, NE
Jul 23I-80 Speedway
Imperial Tile Silver Dollar Nationals
Greenwood, NE
Jul 24I-80 Speedway
Imperial Tile Silver Dollar Nationals
Greenwood, NE
Aug 12Florence Speedway
Sunoco North/South Shootout
Union, KY
Aug 13Florence Speedway
39th Annual Sunoco North/South 100
Union, KY
Aug 14Florence Speedway
39th Annual Sunoco North/South 100
Union, KY
Aug 19Batesville Motor Speedway
29th Annual COMP Cams Topless 100 Presented by Nutrien Ag Solutions
Batesville, AR
Aug 20Batesville Motor Speedway
29th Annual COMP Cams Topless 100 Presented by Nutrien Ag Solutions
Batesville, AR
Aug 21Batesville Motor Speedway
29th Annual COMP Cams Topless 100 Presented by Nutrien Ag Solutions
Batesville, AR
Aug 26Port Royal Speedway
The Rumble by the River #1
Port Royal, PA
Aug 27Port Royal Speedway
The Rumble by the River #2 
Port Royal, PA
Aug 28Port Royal Speedway
The Rumble by the River #3
Port Royal, PA
Sep 4Portsmouth Raceway Park
River Days Rumble Presented by Pepsi
Portsmouth, OH
Sep 5Tyler County Speedway
53rd Annual Hillbilly Hundred 
Middlebourne, WV
Sep 15I-80 Speedway
Dirt Track Bank Go 50
Greenwood, NE
Sep 16Knoxville Raceway
Lucas Oil Late Model Nationals
Knoxville, IA
Sep 17Knoxville Raceway
Lucas Oil Late Model Nationals
Knoxville, IA
Sep 18Knoxville Raceway
Lucas Oil Late Model Nationals
Knoxville, IA
Sep 24Brownstown Speedway
Night Before the Jackson
Brownstown, IN
Sep 25Brownstown Speedway
42nd Annual Jackson 100
Brownstown, IN
Oct 1Raceway 7
Great Lakes 50
Conneaut, OH
Oct 2Pittsburgh Motor Speedway
33rd Annual Pittsburgher 100
Imperial, PA
Oct 9The Red Clay at Woodstock - Historic Dixie Speedway
Lucas Oil Dixie Shootout
Woodstock, GA
Oct 10Rome Speedway
Lucas Oil Rome Showdown
Rome, GA
Oct 15Portsmouth Raceway Park
41st Annual Dirt Track World Championship
Portsmouth, OH
Oct 16Portsmouth Raceway Park
41st Annual Dirt Track World Championship
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2022 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Schedule:
 
DateTrackEventLocationTo Win
Jan 26Golden Isles SpeedwaySuper Bowl of RacingBrunswick, GAPractice
Jan 27Golden Isles SpeedwaySuper Bowl of RacingBrunswick, GA$10,000
Jan 28Golden Isles SpeedwaySuper Bowl of RacingBrunswick, GA$12,000
Jan 29Golden Isles SpeedwaySuper Bowl of RacingBrunswick, GA$15,000
Jan 31Bubba Raceway ParkWinter NationalsOcala, FL$10,000
Feb 1Bubba Raceway ParkWinter NationalsOcala, FL$10,000
Feb 3All-Tech RacewayWinter NationalsLake City, FL$10,000
Feb 4All-Tech RacewayWinter NationalsLake City, FL$12,000
Feb 5All-Tech RacewayWinter NationalsLake City, FL$15,000
Feb 6East Bay Raceway Park46th Annual Wrisco Winternationals Presented By Lucas OilTampa, FLPractice
Feb 7East Bay Raceway Park46th Annual Wrisco Winternationals Presented By Lucas OilTampa, FL$5,000
Feb 8East Bay Raceway Park46th Annual Wrisco Winternationals Presented By Lucas OilTampa, FL$5,000
Feb 9East Bay Raceway Park46th Annual Wrisco Winternationals Presented By Lucas OilTampa, FL$7,000
Feb 10East Bay Raceway Park46th Annual Wrisco Winternationals Presented By Lucas OilTampa, FL$7,000
Feb 11East Bay Raceway Park46th Annual Wrisco Winternationals Presented By Lucas OilTampa, FL$12,000
Feb 12East Bay Raceway Park46th Annual Wrisco Winternationals Presented By Lucas OilTampa, FL$15,000
Mar 11411 Motor SpeedwayThe TennesseanSeymour, TN$10,000
Mar 12411 Motor SpeedwayThe TennesseanSeymour, TN$20,000
Mar 18Atomic SpeedwayBuckeye Spring 50Chillicothe, OH$12,000
Mar 19Brownstown SpeedwayIndiana IcebreakerBrownstown, IN$15,000
Apr 8Tyler County Speedway53rd Annual Hillbilly HundredMiddlebourne, WV$30,000
Apr 9Hagerstown SpeedwayNininger TributeHagerstown, MD$15,000
Apr 10Port Royal SpeedwayRiver Valley 40Port Royal, PA$10,000
Apr 29Tri-City SpeedwayBullet Race Engines 50Granite City, IL$12,000
Apr 30Macon Speedway Macon, IL$15,000
May 6Ponderosa Speedway18th Annual John Bradshaw MemorialJunction City, KY$12,000
May 7Florence Speedway36th Annual Ralph Latham MemorialUnion, KY$15,000
May 20300 RacewayTruck Country 50Farley, IA$12,000
May 2134 RacewayCRST, The Transportation Solution 50Burlington, IA$15,000
May 26Lucas Oil Speedway9th Annual Cowboy ClassicWheatland, MO$6,000
May 27Lucas Oil SpeedwayThe Tribute to Don and Billie GibsonWheatland, MO$6,000
May 28Lucas Oil Speedway30th Annual Lucas Oil Show-Me 100Wheatland, MO$50,000
Jun 3West Virginia Motor SpeedwayHistoric 100Mineral Wells, WV$15,000
Jun 4West Virginia Motor SpeedwayHistoric 100Mineral Wells, WV$50,000
Jun 16Cherokee Speedway24th Annual Grassy Smith MemorialGaffney, SC$10,000
Jun 17Smoky Mountain SpeedwayMountain Moonshine ClassicMaryville, TN$5,000 x 2
Jun 18Smoky Mountain SpeedwayMountain Moonshine ClassicMaryville, TN$50,000
Jun 23Lernerville Speedway16th Annual Firecracker 100 Presented By Big River SteelSarver, PA$6,000
Jun 24Lernerville Speedway16th Annual Firecracker 100 Presented By Big River SteelSarver, PA$6,000
Jun 25Lernerville Speedway16th Annual Firecracker 100 Presented By Big River SteelSarver, PA$50,000
Jul 1Portsmouth Raceway ParkIndependence 50Portsmouth, OH$12,000
Jul 2Muskingum County Speedway21st Annual July 3rd RaceZanesville, OH$3,000 x3
Jul 3Muskingum County Speedway21st Annual July 3rd RaceZanesville, OH$30,000
Jul 6Davenport Speedway Davenport, IA$10,000
Jul 7Deer Creek SpeedwayNAPA Auto Parts Gopher 50Spring Valley, MN$5,000
Jul 8Deer Creek SpeedwayNAPA Auto Parts Gopher 50Spring Valley, MN$5,000
Jul 9Deer Creek SpeedwayNAPA Auto Parts Gopher 50Spring Valley, MN$50,000
Jul 14I-70 Speedway Park Odessa, MO$10,000
Jul 15Tri-City SpeedwayNAPA Know How 50Granite City, IL$12,000
Jul 16Lucas Oil Speedway16th Annual Diamond NationalsWheatland, MO$15,000
Jul 19Huset's Speedway Brandon, SD$10,000
Jul 21I-80 SpeedwayGo 50Greenwood, NE$12,000
Jul 22I-80 SpeedwayImperial Tile Silver Dollar NationalsGreenwood, NEPrelim
Jul 23I-80 SpeedwayImperial Tile Silver Dollar NationalsGreenwood, NE$53,000
Aug 11Florence Speedway40th Annual Sunoco North/South 100Union, KY$5,000 x 2
Aug 12Florence Speedway40th Annual Sunoco North/South 100Union, KY$5,000 x 2
Aug 13Florence Speedway40th Annual Sunoco North/South 100Union, KY$75,000
Aug 19Batesville Motor Speedway30th Annual COMP Cams Topless 100 Presented by Nutrien Ag SolutionsBatesville, ARPrelim
Aug 20Batesville Motor Speedway30th Annual COMP Cams Topless 100 Presented by Nutrien Ag SolutionsBatesville, AR$50,000
Aug 26Port Royal SpeedwayThe Rumble by the RiverPort Royal, PA$5,000 x 2
Aug 27Port Royal SpeedwayThe Rumble by the RiverPort Royal, PA$50,000
Sep 3Portsmouth Raceway ParkRiver Days Rumble Presented by PepsiPortsmouth, OH$15,000
Sep 4Tyler County Speedway54th Annual Hillbilly HundredMiddlebourne, WV$30,000
Sep 15Knoxville RacewayLucas Oil Late Model NationalsKnoxville, IA$7,000
Sep 16Knoxville RacewayLucas Oil Late Model NationalsKnoxville, IA$7,000
Sep 17Knoxville RacewayLucas Oil Late Model NationalsKnoxville, IA$50,000
Sep 23Brownstown SpeedwayNight Before the JacksonBrownstown, IN$10,000
Sep 24Brownstown Speedway43rd Annual Jackson 100Brownstown, IN$20,000
Sep 30Raceway 7Great Lakes 50Conneaut, OH$12,000
Oct 1Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway34th Annual PittsburgherImperial, PA$20,000
Oct 7Talladega Short Track Eastaboga, AL$12,000
Oct 8The Red Clay at Woodstock - Historic Dixie SpeedwayLucas Oil Dixie ShootoutWoodstock, GA$15,000
Oct 14Portsmouth Raceway Park42nd Annual Dirt Track World ChampionshipPortsmouth, OHPrelim
Oct 15Portsmouth Raceway Park42nd Annual Dirt Track World ChampionshipPortsmouth, OH$100,000

 

 

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Crate Racin' USA Dirt Late Model Series Schedule (2021)

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 4/9/2021
Rumble on the Gumbo - Night #1
CRUSA Dirt Late Models: Crate Racin' USA Dirt Late Model Series
 
 4/10/2021
Rumble on the Gumbo - Night #2
CRUSA Dirt Late Models: Crate Racin' USA Dirt Late Model Series
 
 4/23/2021
NASCAR Weekend #1 - Night #1
CRUSA Dirt Late Models: Crate Racin' USA Dirt Late Model Series
 
 4/24/2021
NASCAR Weekend #1 - Night #2
CRUSA Dirt Late Models: Crate Racin' USA Dirt Late Model Series
 
 5/8/2021
2nd Annual Gene Maine Memorial
CRUSA Dirt Late Models: Crate Racin' USA Dirt Late Model Series
 
 5/14/2021
Battle of Boothill
CRUSA Dirt Late Models: Crate Racin' USA Dirt Late Model Series
 
 5/15/2021
Battle of Boothill
CRUSA Dirt Late Models: Crate Racin' USA Dirt Late Model Series
 
 5/28/2021
First Responder 40
CRUSA Dirt Late Models: Crate Racin' USA Dirt Late Model Series
 
 5/29/2021
Freedom 50
CRUSA Dirt Late Models: Crate Racin' USA Dirt Late Model Series
 
 6/11/2021
Tomahawk Tussle
CRUSA Dirt Late Models: Crate Racin' USA Dirt Late Model Series
 
 6/12/2021
Tomahawk Tussle
CRUSA Dirt Late Models: Crate Racin' USA Dirt Late Model Series
 
 7/1/2021
Salute to America Nationals - Night #1
CRUSA Dirt Late Models: Crate Racin' USA Dirt Late Model Series
 
 7/2/2021
Salute to America Nationals - Night #2
CRUSA Dirt Late Models: Crate Racin' USA Dirt Late Model Series
 
 7/3/2021
Salute to America Nationals - Night #3
CRUSA Dirt Late Models: Crate Racin' USA Dirt Late Model Series
 
 7/4/2021
Salute to America Nationals - Night #4
CRUSA Dirt Late Models: Crate Racin' USA Dirt Late Model Series
 
 7/30/2021
King of the Hill
CRUSA Dirt Late Models: Crate Racin' USA Dirt Late Model Series
 
 7/31/2021
King of the Hill
CRUSA Dirt Late Models: Crate Racin' USA Dirt Late Model Series
 
 8/27/2021
King of Crate - Night #1
CRUSA Dirt Late Models: Crate Racin' USA Dirt Late Model Series
 
 8/28/2021
King of Crate - Night #2
CRUSA Dirt Late Models: Crate Racin' USA Dirt Late Model Series
 
 9/3/2021
Chevrolet Performance World Championship
CRUSA Dirt Late Models: Crate Racin' USA Dirt Late Model Series
 
 9/4/2021
Chevrolet Performance World Championship
CRUSA Dirt Late Models: Crate Racin' USA Dirt Late Model Series
 
 9/25/2021
Needmore Speedway
CRUSA Dirt Late Models: Crate Racin' USA Dirt Late Model Series
 
 10/1/2021
NASCAR Weekend #2 - Night #1
CRUSA Dirt Late Models: Crate Racin' USA Dirt Late Model Series
 
 10/2/2021
NASCAR Weekend #2 - Night #2
CRUSA Dirt Late Models: Crate Racin' USA Dirt Late Model Series
 
 11/5/2021
Magnolia Motor Speedway - TBA
CRUSA Dirt Late Models: Crate Racin' USA Dirt Late Model Series
 
 11/6/2021
Magnolia Motor Speedway - TBA
CRUSA Dirt Late Models: Crate Racin' USA Dirt Late Model Series
 
 11/19/2021
Deep South 100
CRUSA Dirt Late Models: Crate Racin' USA Dirt Late Model Series
 
 11/20/2021
Deep South 100
CRUSA Dirt Late Models: Crate Racin' USA Dirt Late Model Series
 
 

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*Schedule subject to change.  Additional events may be added.

2021 Pace Performance RUSH Sportsman Modified
Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Weekly Series Championship Schedule*


 

Sat4/10Tyler CountyTour
Sat5/1SharonWeekly Special/R7R
Sat5/8SharonWeekly/R7R
Fri5/14Raceway 7Weekly/R7R
Sat5/15SharonWeekly/R7R
Sat5/22PittsburghWeekly
Fri5/28Raceway 7Weekly/R7R
Sat5/29SharonWeekly/R7R
Sat6/5SharonWeekly/R7R
Fri6/11Raceway 7Weekly/R7R
Sat6/12PittsburghWeekly
Sat6/19SharonWeekly/R7R
Fri6/25Raceway 7Weekly/R7R
Sat6/26SharonWeekly/R7R
Sat7/3PittsburghWeekly
Fri7/9Raceway 7Weekly/R7R
Sat7/10PittsburghWeekly
Thr7/15ExpoTour
Sat7/17SharonWeekly Special/R7R
Fri7/23LernervilleWeekly
Sat7/24SharonWeekly/R7R
Fri7/30Raceway 7Weekly/R7R
Sat7/31SharonTour/R7R
Fri8/6Raceway 7Weekly/R7R
Sat8/7SharonWeekly/R7R
Sat8/14SharonWeekly/R7R
Fri8/20Raceway 7Weekly/R7R
Sat8/21PittsburghWeekly
Sat8/28SharonWeekly/R7R
Sat9/4PittsburghWeekly
Fri-Sat9/10-11SharonTour/R7R
Sat9/18PittsburghWeekly
Sat9/25PittsburghWeekly
Sat10/9PittsburghWeekly
Fri-Sat10/15-16LernervilleTour
  LUCAS OIL MLRA SERIES

LUCAS OIL MLRA SERIES

Sat
Jul
17
Diamond Nationals
Lucas Oil Speedway – Wheatland, MO
Fri
Aug
13
1st Annual Event
Lake Ozark Speedway – Eldon, MO
Sat
Aug
14
1st Annual Event
Lake Ozark Speedway – Eldon, MO
Fri
Sep
3
Clyde Ellis Memorial
Lakeside Speedway – Kansas City, KS
Sat
Sep
4
Ron Jenkins Memorial
Lucas Oil Speedway – Wheatland, MO
Fri
Oct
1
The Harvest Hustle
Sycamore Speedway – Maple Park,IL
Sat
Oct
2
The Harvest Hustle
Sycamore Speedway – Maple Park,IL
Thu
Oct
14
Practice
Tri-City Speedway – Pontoon Beach, IL
Fri
Oct
15
2nd Annual Event
Tri-City Speedway – Pontoon Beach, IL
Sat
Oct
16
MLRA Championship
Tri-City Speedway – Pontoon Beach, IL

 

2021 Tentative Touring Series Schedule*
Presented by Flynn's Tire & Born2Run Lubricants

April 14 Delaware International Speedway (M) - "Raelyn Huffman Memorial" - "Battle of the Bay"

April 15 Georgetown Speedway (M) - "Battle of the Bay" ($3000)

April 16 Potomac Speedway (M) - "Battle of the Bay" ($3000)

April 17 Winchester Speedway (M) - "Battle of the Bay" ($3000)

April 25 McKean County Raceway (M) - ($2000)

May 15 Stateline Speedway (M) - "Bill Law Memorial" ($2000)

May 16 Eriez Speedway (M) - ($2000)

May 28 Outlaw Speedway - (M) - "Gary Montgomery Memorial" ($2000)

May 29 Genesee Speedway (M) - ($2000)

May 30 Bradford Speedway (P) - ($2000)

June 24-26 Lernerville Speedway (M) - $10,000 to-win "Bill Emig Memorial" presented by Hovis Auto & Truck Supply

July 2 Dog Hollow Speedway (M) - ($3000)

July 3 Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway (M) - "Herb Scott Memorial" ($2000)

July 17 Sharon Speedway (M) - "Bill Forney Memorial" ($2199)

Aug 7 Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway (M) - "Jook George Steel City Classic" (Payoff TBA)

Aug 15 Eriez Speedway (M) - "Manufacturers Night" presented by MSD Performance ($2000)

Sept 10-11 Sharon Speedway (M) - "Cider Jug 40" presented by Zarin Truck & Auto ($4000)

Sept 24 Genesee Speedway (P) - "Topless Nationals" ($2000)

Sept 25 Genesee Speedway (M) - "Topless Nationals"  ($2000)
- Traveling Manufacturers Night presented by MSD Performance

Oct 1 Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway (M) - "Bill Hendren Memorial" ($3000) & "One to Remember" Non-Winners

Oct 2 Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway (M) - "Bill Hendren Memorial" ($3000)

Oct 8 Latrobe Speedway (P) - ($2000)

Oct 15-16 Lernerville Speedway (M) - "Steel City Stampede" ($2000)


Note: (M) represents Marquee Event; (P) represents Platinum Event

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

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