January 24, 2018….updated all 2017 Series, Event and Track Champions for all of Oregon, Washington, Montana and California….plus added Civil War Series Top Ten in Standings for 1999, 2003 and 2017….added Top Ten in 360 Sprints at Placerville for 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008…..

Kyle Hirst wins King of the West/NARC series at Calistoga

King of the West/NARC

Hirst is the man at Calistoga

6/23/18 – Calistoga, CA, By Jim Allen … Kyle Hirst outdueled Shane Golobic at the historic half-mile Calistoga Speedway on Saturday night to capture the 25-lap King of the West-NARC Fujitsu sprint car series headliner.

Driving the potent 25th Anniversary Roth Motorsports sprint car owned by Dennis and Teresa Roth, Hirst earned his fourth victory in nine series events to continue to expand his championship point lead.

Hirst started on the outside of the third row and blew past Australian Matt Dumesny and Mitchell Faccinto on the first lap, and Willie Croft on the fourth circuit to secure the runner-up position. By that time, Golobic had established a 15-car length advantage, but it was wiped out by a caution flag for a spinning car on lap six. On the restart, Golobic once again jumped out to a healthy 12-car lead until he encountered slower traffic.

Hirst took advantage of the situation and quickly reeled in the leader to set the stage for his winning move. On the 14th lap, Hirst and Golobic powered out of the second corner side-by-side in a no holds barred drag race down the backchute. Hirst didn’t flinch and took the point sliding under Golobic as they drove hard into the third turn. Once out front, Hirst never looked back and went on to pocket a $4,000 payday, which included a $1,000 bonus from Hydrochem PSC.

“Shane (Golobic) was running good out front, but lapped traffic allowed me to catch him,” said Hirst. “I knew we would race each other clean and we both let it all hang out down the backstretch. Neither one of us was going to lift.”

Hirst went on to thank this car owner and crew for providing him with an excellent race car.

Golobic recorded the runner-up spot in the Tarlton Motorsports Tachi Palace KPC sprint car. Dumesny was steady throughout the contest and finished a King of the West-NARC career best third. He was piloting Rod Tiner’s Simmons Contracting/ART-sponsored Maxim.

Croft was fourth in his Amerikote EMI sprint car, chased by defending series champion Bud Kaeding in the Williams Motorsports Alviso Rock Maxim. Kaeding’s crew had to change a motor after their heat, but the hard work paid off as they earned the Swift Metal Finishing Hardcharger Award after starting 11th.

Chase Johnson, Tanner Thorson, DJ Netto, Faccinto, and Marcus Dumesny rounded out the top ten.

Jarrett Soares was taken to a local hospital after a violent crash during hot laps. He suffered a concussion, deep lung and rib bruises, and a lower leg injury. He is expected to recover.”

King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Main Event (25-laps): Kyle Hirst, Shane Golobic, Matt Dumesny, Willie Croft, Bud Kaeding, Chase Johnson, Tanner Thorson, DJ Netto, Mitchell Faccinto, Marcus Dumesny, Dustin Golobic, Bobby McMahan, Nathan Rolfe, Colby Copeland, Jenna Frazier, Jamie Cobby.

ARP Fast Time Award: Willie Croft – 19.246 seconds

Brown & Miller Racing Solutions Heat One (8 laps): Matt Dumesny, Mitchell Faccinto, Willie Croft, Tanner Thorsen, Dustin Golobic, Nathan Rolfe, Jamie Cobby, Bud Kaeding

Hydrochem PSC Heat Two (8 laps): Kyle Hirst, Bobby McMahan, Shane Golobic, Chase Johnson, Marcus Dumesny, Colby Copeland, DJ Netto, Jenna Frazier

Sunnyvalley “Powered by Bacon” Dash (6 laps): Shane Golobic, Willie Croft, Bobby McMahan, Matt Dumesny, Mitchell Faccinto, Kyle Hirst.

January 24, 2018….updated all 2017 Series, Event and Track Champions for all of Oregon, Washington, Montana and California….plus added Civil War Series Top Ten in Standings for 1999, 2003 and 2017….added Top Ten in 360 Sprints at Placerville for 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008…..

Seth Bergman wins Dirt Cup and Alan Terrell wins 3rd as Crew Chief

Seth Bergman Wins The 47th Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup

 
Bryan Hulbert – ALGER, Wash. (June 23, 2018) From a young boy watching the Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup, to Victory Lane, Washington’s Seth Bergman realized a lifelong dream Saturday night by winning the 47th edition of the Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup presented by the Skagit Casino Resort with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by Sawblade.com.

(Image Credit: Wildlight Motorsport Photography)
 
“I don’t know if you could tell from my pre-race interview, I was a little emotional. These are big moments and we put our heart and soul into this. My whole team does. I’ve dedicated my life to driving a Racecar and it’s nice when you can come to big events like this with the big money and the prestige and get it done. It’s such a satisfying feeling,” said Bergman of the win.
“I remember coming up here as a kid and playing in the grass where those kids are right now. Just having a ball and looking at those Dirt Cup Champions like they were Superheroes and I always dreamed of being one. Never really thought I could turn into reality, but I’m so proud of all these guys.”
Earning the right of the front row with Scott Bogucki on the pole, the first two starts were a no go as contact slowed Matt Covington and Johnny Herrera on each attempt. A charm the third time around, Scott Bogucki jumped to the race lead.
Peddling with momentum on the second revolution, the race for the point went to the Corridor Electric No. 23.
Steadily pulling away, Seth found his way into slower traffic by Lap 6. Carefully picking his way around the backmarkers, Bergman worked to a comfortable advantage as Scott Bogucki and Travis Rilat squared off for second. Holding off the BDS Motorsports No. 1, traffic play to the advantage of Bogucki.
Still under green, as the half-way point came and went, Bergman was more than three seconds ahead with over a half-dozen lapped cars between himself and the Sawblade.com No. 28. With a half straightaway over third place, Rilat’s position was about to come under fire as 18th starting, Sam Hafertepe, Jr., roared through the field.
Green to checkered after the first two attempts, Seth Bergman who would go unchallenged to the win by 2.841 seconds over Scott Bogucki. Earning the CP-Carrillo Hard Charger of the Night, Sam Hafertepe, Jr. was chased to the checkered flag by Travis Rilat with Logan Forler making up the top-five.
Brock Lemley in sixth was followed by Buddy Kofoid, who bounced back from a violent flip on Friday night. Trey Starks was eighth with J.J. Hickle and Blake Hahn charging out of a B-Feature to round out the top-ten.
Up next for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by Sawblade.com is the Fred Brownfield Classic at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash. on Friday, June 29 and Saturday, June 30. For more information, ticket prices, and directions log onto http://www.graysharborraceway.com.
For other news, notes, and information on the American Sprint Car Series, from the National Tour to any of the Regional Tours that make up the over 150 across the ASCS Nation in 2018, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com, follow on Facebook, on Instagram, and on Twitter (@LucasOilASCS).
Race Results:
Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour
Skagit Speedway – Alger, Wash.
47th Dirt Cup – Night 3
Saturday, June 23, 2018
Event Count: 53
BMRS B-Feature (Top 3 in each advance to the A-Feature)
B Feature 1 (15 Laps): 1. 91-Chase Goetz, [2]; 2. 52-Blake Hahn, [3]; 3. 2C-Wayne Johnson, [4]; 4. 33-Colton Heath, [6]; 5. 5J-Jamie Ball, [8]; 6. 8P-Jared Peterson, [1]; 7. 17W-Harli White, [9]; 8. 11-Roger Crockett, [5]; 9. 26-Joey Saldana, [7]; 10. 16-David Miller, [10]; 11. 44H-Jake Helsel, [12]; 12. 25-Michael Hodel, [17]; 13. 14-Bailey Sucich, [13]; 14. 54-Chris Ochs, [16]; 15. (DNF) 44NZ-Daniel Anderson, [15]; 16. (DNF) 5R-Steve Reeves, [14]; 17. (DNF) 97R-Jason Reed, [11]; 18. (DNF) 88-Travis Reber, [18]
B Feature 2 (15 Laps): 1. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [3]; 2. 22-Garen Linder, [6]; 3. 17-Cameron (Cam) Smith, [7]; 4. 18-Jason Solwold, [4]; 5. 57C-Chris Schmelzle, [12]; 6. 22X-Trevor Cook, [2]; 7. 77X-Alex Hill, [1]; 8. 44-Chris Martin, [5]; 9. 9A-Luke Didiuk, [14]; 10. 57-Bud Ashe, [8]; 11. 29W-Steven James, [10]; 12. 2-James Setters, [13]; 13. 33S-Lance Sargent, [9]; 14. 75-Brian Boswell, [11]; 15. (DNF) 15-Jeff Dunlap, [16]; 16. (DNF) 23S-Steve Parker, [15]
Protect the Harvest A-Feature:
A Feature (40 Laps): 1. 23-Seth Bergman, [2]; 2. 28-Scott Bogucki, [1]; 3. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [18]; 4. 1-Travis Rilat, [3]; 5. 2L-Logan Forler, [6]; 6. 10L-Brock Lemley, [8]; 7. 8R-Michael Kofoid, [14]; 8. 55-Trey Starks, [10]; 9. 3-J.J. Hickle, [5]; 10. 52-Blake Hahn, [19]; 11. 17-Cameron (Cam) Smith, [22]; 12. 22-Garen Linder, [20]; 13. 45-Austen Wheatley, [16]; 14. 1R-Ryan Robinson, [11]; 15. 91-Chase Goetz, [17]; 16. 18-Jason Solwold, [24]; 17. 11-Roger Crockett, [23]; 18. 21P-Robbie Price, [4]; 19. 2C-Wayne Johnson, [21]; 20. 33-Colton Heath, [26]; 21. 5J-Jamie Ball, [25]; 22. 45X-Johnny Herrera, [7]; 23. 95-Matt Covington, [13]; 24. 56-Justin Youngquist, [12]; 25. 59-Eric Fisher, [15]; 26. 99-Skylar Gee, [9]
Lap Leader(s): Scott Bogucki 1; Seth Bergman 2-40
CP-Carrillo Hard Charger: Sam Hafertepe, Jr. +15
FSR High Point Driver: N/A
Provisional(s): N/A
2018 ASCS National Driver Points (Top 15): 1. Seth Bergman 2,183; 2. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 2,141; 3. Blake Hahn 2,137; 4. Wayne Johnson 2,056; 5. Johnny Herrera 1,967; 6. Scott Bogucki 1,972; 7. Matt Covington 1,905; 8. Skylar Gee 1,833; 9. Roger Crockett 1,816; 10. Jamie Ball 1,669; 11. Travis Rilat 1,655; 12. Harli White 1,641; 13. Chris Martin 1,631; 14. Alex Hill 1,433; 15. Sammy Swindell 1,410;
January 24, 2018….updated all 2017 Series, Event and Track Champions for all of Oregon, Washington, Montana and California….plus added Civil War Series Top Ten in Standings for 1999, 2003 and 2017….added Top Ten in 360 Sprints at Placerville for 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008…..

Chris Windom wins at Williams Grove…..

WINDOM GROOVES AT THE GROVE
FOR EASTERN STORM NIGHT 2 WIN

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media

Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania………Chris Windom grew up racing and winning at Williams Grove Speedway.

No, not in the physical sense. But he was a regular at the famed track in his younger days every time he sat down in front of the tube and plugged in his PlayStation 2.

Winning at The Grove in virtual reality is one thing. Winning at the half-mile dirt oval in real life is the real deal. Now, the Canton, Illinois wheelman can say he’s done it twice in two different types of racecars.

Two years following his spectacular Silver Crown win there, Windom returned to Williams Grove victory lane, this time in a USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car, Friday night in round two of the 12th annual “Eastern Storm” tour.

Windom lined up 5th in the 23-car field for the 30-lapper as Robert Ballou spurted to the lead from his outside front row starting position. Thursday night Grandview winner Brady Bacon was electrified as well, knifing between Timmy Buckwalter and C.J. Leary to migrate from 4th to 2nd heading into turn three.

Ballou and Bacon were the class of the field early on, gapping the third-place car of Leary to the tune of a half-straightaway by the 5thcircuit. Ballou, who swept all three races of the 2015 Eastern Storm series, was aiming to put his name on the board as a winner for the first time this year with USAC. He was at the right place as nearly half his 28 career series wins have come on tracks a half-mile in length. Ballou proved his prowess on the bigger venues by negating Bacon for nearly the first two-thirds of the race.

By that point, Windom held down the third spot and was searching the Pennsylvania countryside for a way to rope the top-two in. The heavy racing surface providing lightning-quick lap times throughout the night, with newly-established track records set in qualifying and the heats, but proved to be a challenge for drivers trying to pick their way through a murderer’s row of front runners that included the three most recent series’ champs.

“It was just so locked down and heavy, and with a full fuel load, we couldn’t really get on the throttle early on,” Windom explained. “It finally started cleaning off a little bit on entry at both corners. I kind of started to haul it in there a little harder and try to get into a groove instead of just sliding wherever your car was going to go. (The track) started moving up and the bottom came in a little better, which worked out in our favor.”

“A million things go through your head when you get a late-race caution. It’s the worst thing possible in racing. I was searching around under caution looking at the top to see if it looked like it could be coming in. I didn’t think it was, so I figured if I just hit my marks and stayed right on the bottom, no one was going to be able to drive around the outside of us. It was easy to miss it there at the end, though, to slide up a groove and let a guy duck under you. I knew if I just hit that, I figured I’d be okay.” – Chris Windom (Rich Forman Photo)

On the 20th lap, Bacon remained in attack mode, ready to swat the lead out of Ballou’s hands at a moment’s notice. In turn two, it finally came to fruition as Bacon powered off the bottom to rip by Ballou for the race lead. One lap later, Windom parroted the act, jetting past Ballou for 2nd.

Windom was now on the charge and Bacon was his intended target. Windom took a chance on laps 24 and 25, nearly nipping the inside guardrail with his left front rubber on corner entry in his pursuit of Bacon. Bacon’s car began to shower sparks out of the rear as Windom zeroed in on the 26th go-around. Windom stuck a nose underneath Bacon between turns one and two, completing the process by the time the two hit the back straightaway to secure the top spot.

“The track finally started blowing off some with about 12 laps to go,” Windom recalls. “(Bacon) was leading and I don’t think he knew that he was missing the bottom or there was even more moisture. This place is so tough to get by a guy down the straightaways. I wanted to make sure that, when I made my move, I cleared him. I know he’s a smart racecar driver. If I would’ve showed him a nose, he probably would’ve moved down, and I would’ve never been able to get by him.”

Windom began to stretch his lead and the red-carpet, yellow brick road entrance to victory lane was a near certainty as the white flag loomed on the horizon. That is, until the yellow flag intercepted the proceedings for a turn 4 spin by Trevor Kobylarz, thus setting up a green-white-checkered finish and a chance for the two champs to duke it out one more time.

“A million things go through your head when you get a late-race caution,” Windom admits. “It’s the worst thing possible in racing. I was searching around under caution looking at the top to see if it looked like it could be coming in. I didn’t think it was, so I figured if I just hit my marks and stayed right on the bottom, no one was going to be able to drive around the outside of us. It was easy to miss it there at the end, though, to slide up a groove and let a guy duck under you. I knew if I just hit that, I figured I’d be okay.”

One night earlier, after losing the lead to Kevin Thomas, Jr. late in the going, Bacon’s bid for a win seemed futile until the final two laps when he figuratively rose from the grave to reclaim the lead on his way to victory in the Eastern Storm opener.

Windom wasn’t about to let this one slip through his hands as he hustled his Baldwin Brothers Racing/Fox Paving – AMSOIL/DRC/Claxton Mopar on the restart, gapping Bacon by five car-lengths as he led the field into turn one.

Windom was never fazed and never threatened following the final restart, finishing out his night with a 0.558 margin of victory over Bacon, Ballou, Thomas and series Rookie Timmy Buckwalter, who scored a career-best fifth-place result.

The win was the 20th of Windom’s career, making him the 27th USAC National Sprint Car driver to reach the 20-win mark.

Contingency award winners Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway included Zach Daum (Simpson Race Products First Heat Winner), Jerry Coons, Jr. (Competition Suspension, Inc. Second Heat Winner), Tony DiMattia (Chalk Stix/Indy Race Parts Third Heat Winner), Isaac Chapple (KSE Racing Products Hard Charger & Wilwood Brakes 13th Place Finisher) and Kyle Moody (Roger & Barb Tapy 13th Fastest Qualifier).

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USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE RESULTS: June 15, 2018 – Williams Grove Speedway – Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania – 12th Annual “Eastern Storm”

QUALIFYING: 1. Kevin Thomas Jr., 69, Dynamics-19.509 (New Track Record); 2. Chris Windom, 5, Baldwin-19.723; 3. Brady Bacon, 99, Bacon-19.751; 4. Chase Stockon, 32, 32 TBI-19.861; 5. Timmy Buckwalter, 7, LNB-19.943; 6. Thomas Meseraull, 20, Dyson-19.991; 7. Robert Ballou, 12, Ballou-20.011; 8. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-20.027; 9. Tyler Courtney, 7BC, Clauson/Marshall/Newman-20.122; 10. Justin Grant, 4, TOPP-20.168; 11. Dave Darland, 36D, Goodnight/Curb-Agajanian-20.187; 12. Trevor Kobylarz, 14, RT-20.220; 13. Kyle Moody, 13K, Kaylor-20.237; 14. Jerry Coons, Jr., 39, Hogue-20.290; 15. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-20.330; 16. Zach Daum, 5D, Daum-20.384; 17. Joey Biasi, B1, Shaup-20.406; 18. Tony DiMattia, 50, TDM-20.462; 19. Carmen Perigo, 21, Stehman-20.468; 20. Chad Boespflug, 98, NineEight-20.473; 21. Isaac Chapple, 52, LNR/Chapple-20.586; 22. Matt Westfall, 33m, Marshall-20.678; 23. Robert Bell, 71, Bell-22.196.

SIMPSON RACE PRODUCTS FIRST HEAT: (8 laps, all transfer) 1. Daum, 2. Ballou, 3. Grant, 4. Moody, 5. Thomas, 6. Stockon, 7. Westfall, 8. Perigo. 2:42.99

COMPETITION SUSPENSION (CSI) SECOND HEAT: (8 laps, all transfer) 1. Coons, 2. Leary, 3. Windom, 4. Darland, 5. Buckwalter, 6. Biasi, 7. Boespflug, 8. Bell. 2:42.81 (New Track Record)

CHALK STIX/INDY RACE PARTS THIRD HEAT: (8 laps, all transfer) 1. DiMattia, 2. Andretti, 3. Courtney, 4. Kobylarz, 5. Bacon, 6. Meseraull, 7. Chapple. 2:44.08

FEATURE: (30 laps – starting positions in parentheses) 1. Chris Windom (5); 2. Brady Bacon (4); 3. Robert Ballou; (2); 4. Kevin Thomas, Jr. (6); 5. Timmy Buckwalter (3); 6. Dave Darland (11); 7. Chase Stockon (7); 8. Tyler Courtney (9); 9. Justin Grant (10); 10. C.J. Leary (1); 11. Thomas Meseraull (8); 12. Jerry Coons, Jr. (14); 13. Isaac Chapple (21); 14. Chad Boespflug (20); 15. Kyle Moody (13); 16. Joey Biasi (17); 17. Matt Westfall (22); 18. Jarett Andretti (15); 19. Trevor Kobylarz (12); 20. Carmen Perigo (19); 21. Zach Daum (16); 22. Tony DiMattia (18); 23. Robert Bell (23). NT
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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-19 Ballou, Laps 20-25 Bacon, Laps 26-30 Windom.

KSE RACING PRODUCTS HARD CHARGER: Isaac Chapple (21st to 13th)

WILWOOD BRAKES 13TH PLACE FINISHER: Isaac Chapple

ROGER & BARB TAPY 13TH FASTEST QUALIFIER: Kyle Moody

NEW USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS: 1-Thomas-932, 2-Courtney-884, 3-Windom-882, 4-Stockon-803, 5-Bacon-797, 6-Ballou-781, 7-Leary-773, 8-Darland-735, 9-Grant-715, 10-Boespflug-634.

NEW EASTERN STORM POINTS: 1-Windom-155, 2-Bacon-149, 3-Thomas-148, 4-Ballou-128, 5-Courtney-124, 6-Stockon-115, 7-Darland-107, 8-Andretti-103, 9-Buckwalter-99, 10-Boespflug-99.

CAPITOL CUSTOM TRAILERS & COACHES EASTERN STORM PASS MASTER POINTS: 1-Chapple-15, 2-Westfall-11, 3-Darland-10, 4-Courtney-9, 5-Boespflug-6, 6-Windom-5, 7-Thomas-3, 8-Bacon-2, 9-Ballou-2, 10-Coons-2.

NEXT USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE: June 16 – Port Royal Speedway – Port Royal, Pennsylvania – 12th Annual “Eastern Storm”

January 24, 2018….updated all 2017 Series, Event and Track Champions for all of Oregon, Washington, Montana and California….plus added Civil War Series Top Ten in Standings for 1999, 2003 and 2017….added Top Ten in 360 Sprints at Placerville for 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008…..

Donny Schatz wins at River Cities…..

Donny Schatz Continues Dominance at River Cities

GRAND FORKS, ND – June 15, 2018 – North Dakota’s own Donny Schatz continued his dominance at River Cities Speedway, passing race-long leader Kerry Madsen on Lap 25 to win his 11th World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Feature of 2018. It was Schatz’s sixth win in his last seven starts at the bullring. Brad Sweet came forward to finish second with Madsen settling for third.

The “Mad Man” Kerry Madsen won the Sears Craftsman Dash, earning the pole for the 40-lap Feature alongside Schatz. Local driver Austin Pierce brought out the first of many cautions in the lengthy event, flipping off the banking on the opening lap. Pierce, the 2017 NOSA Sprints Champion, was uninjured in the accident.

Madsen got the jump on the start once again, utilizing the bottom of the speedway as Schatz pounded the cushion. Lap 6 saw third-starting Austin McCarl go for a light tumble in turn four, bringing out the Red Flag once again. McCarl completed the race with a damaged top wing.

Four laps later, Cory Eliason and Jade Hastings bounced off the racing surface, bringing out another caution and keeping the leaders out of lapped traffic. On each restart, Schatz, on the top, was able to stay with Madsen for a lap or two before the Australian would distance himself on the bottom.

Sheldon Haudenschild’s Stenhouse Jr.-Marshall Racing No.17 lost power while running sixth on Lap 17, bringing out the caution. A caution on the ensuing double-file restart brought the field back to Green under single-file conditions.

Following that caution, for the first time, the leaders reached traffic on the bullring. Lapped cars were littered all over the racing surface. Madsen was able to clear the first few cars getting underneath them while remaining committed to the bottom. Schatz would follow suit on the bottom by some of the lappers, but the entire capacity crowd at River Cities Speedway knew the Tony Stewart Racing No.15 would be able to maintain speed on the cushion as well.

Schatz capitalized on Madsen’s inability to clear a slower car on the backstretch, powering around the No.2M off of turn four to lead Lap 25. Schatz used the same line to clear the lapped car before getting back to the bottom to protect the lead.

Brad Sweet followed Schatz on the cushion around Madsen as well and would line up next to Schatz with eight laps remaining after the caution flew for Jason Johnson. Schatz motored away on the restart and did the same thing on the final restart with four laps to go to win his 11th Feature of the 2018 campaign and extend his lead atop the Point Standings.

Sweet would finish 2.369 seconds behind the Fargo, ND native with Madsen settling for third.

“I kept trying that top and I knew if we got into traffic I might be able to make it work,” Schatz said in Victory Lane. When asked about the multitude of cautions, Schatz simply cited that they are part of racing, but the early cautions had him wondering how the track would change as the race would go on. The North Dakota native savored the emotion of the hometown victory saying, “You never know when your last win is going to be.”

Brad Sweet was upbeat about his runner-up finish. “We were fast, I had a couple of lines working in one and two. I would have liked to give Donny a better run for his money, but he never missed a mark out front. Eventually, we’ll figure out how to beat him here,” Sweet added with a smile.

Kerry Madsen led the first 24 laps but settled for third after losing the lead in lapped traffic. “I didn’t do a good enough job. I became immobile in traffic. I tried to play a patient game and I should have been more aggressive,” Madsen said honestly before thanking his team for giving him a great car.

Shane Stewart had a strong run coming from 11th to finish fourth with Daryn Pittman completing the top five. Dominic Scelzi charged from 21st to sixth, but Mark Dobmeier grabbed KSE Hard Charger honors coming from a provisional starting 25th to finish ninth. The massive crowd at River Cities was engaged all evening, especially when track regular Thomas Kennedy set Quick Time and won his Heat Race.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series continues its 40th Anniversary Season Sunday at Nodak Speedway in Minot, ND. If you can’t make it to the track, watch every lap LIVE on DIRTVision.com!

Feature (40 Laps): 1. 15-Donny Schatz [2][$10,000]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [5][$5,500]; 3. 2M-Kerry Madsen [1][$3,200]; 4. 2-Shane Stewart [11][$2,800]; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman [9][$2,500]; 6. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [21][$2,300]; 7. 18-Ian Madsen [16][$2,200]; 8. 19-Brent Marks [13][$2,100]; 9. 13JT-Mark Dobmeier [25][$1,250]; 10. 5-David Gravel [10][$2,000]; 11. 83-Cory Eliason [4][$1,500]; 12. 11K-Kraig Kinser [14][$1,200]; 13. 1A-Jacob Allen [6][$1,100]; 14. W20-Greg Wilson [24][$1,050]; 15. 21K-Thomas Kennedy [8][$1,000]; 16. 1S-Logan Schuchart [17][$900]; 17. 19L-R.J. Johnson [22][$800]; 18. 17A-Austin McCarl [3][$800]; 19. 8H-Jade Hastings [18][$800]; 20. 7S-Jason Sides [20][$800]; 21. 27-Chris Ranten [23][$800]; 22. 41-Jason Johnson [15][$800]; 23. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [7][$800]; 24. 9N-Wade Nygaard [26][$]; 25. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [19][$800]; 26. 2A-Austin Pierce [12][$800]

Qualifying: 1. 21K-Thomas Kennedy, 10.367; 2. 17A-Austin McCarl, 10.434; 3. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 10.444; 4. 1A-Jacob Allen, 10.482; 5. 15-Donny Schatz, 10.502; 6. 49-Brad Sweet, 10.509; 7. 27-Chris Ranten, 10.519; 8. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 10.537; 9. 9-Daryn Pittman, 10.544; 10. 5-David Gravel, 10.567; 11. 83-Cory Eliason, 10.58; 12. 19L-R.J. Johnson, 10.639; 13. 19-Brent Marks, 10.669; 14. 8H-Jade Hastings, 10.671; 15. 2-Shane Stewart, 10.724; 16. 18-Ian Madsen, 10.75; 17. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 10.755; 18. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 10.779; 19. 41-Jason Johnson, 10.799; 20. W20-Greg Wilson, 10.799; 21. 6N-Greg Nikitenko, 10.804; 22. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 10.807; 23. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg, 10.81; 24. 2A-Austin Pierce, 10.835; 25. 10TRB-Bob Martin, 10.896; 26. 13JT-Mark Dobmeier, 10.897; 27. 20A-Jordan Adams, 10.976; 28. 26-Blake Egeland, 10.998; 29. 13-Clyde Knipp, 11.098; 30. 9N-Wade Nygaard, 11.103; 31. 55-Nick Ranten, 11.226; 32. 7S-Jason Sides, 11.339; 33. 8-Jack Croaker, 11.429; 34. 1AJ-Trevor Mell, 11.578; 35. 14-Tom Egeland, NT

For full results from River Cities Speedway – June 15, 2018, click here.

January 24, 2018….updated all 2017 Series, Event and Track Champions for all of Oregon, Washington, Montana and California….plus added Civil War Series Top Ten in Standings for 1999, 2003 and 2017….added Top Ten in 360 Sprints at Placerville for 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008…..

Dustin Daggett wins 3rd in row in the Great Lakes Super Series

  • GLSS)I-96 Speedway MI 1 #85 Dustin Daggett 2 #17 Jared Horstman 3 #5M Max Stambaugh 4 #49T Gregg Dalman 5 #24D Danny Sams 6 #11R Chase Ridenour 7 #19J Linden Jones 8 #5 Andy Teunessen 9 #84 Kyle Poortenga 10 #7J Joe Swanson 11 #23G Joe Geibe 12 #77 Andrew Scheid 13 #27 Brad Lamberson 14 #27J Jared Lamberson 15 #2F Matt Foos 16 #44J Bill Jacoby 17 #23 Devon Dobie 18 #19 Brett Mann 19 #89 Chris Pobanz 20 #28 Phil Gressman 6/16