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  • Shane Stewart Tops Qualifying Night at the FVP Knoxville Nationals!

    When Shane Stewart rolled into Knoxville on Sunday for the Capitani Classic, he walked away with a $5,000 payday and the goal of beating Donny Schatz. Fast Forward to Wednesday’s RacingJunk.com Qualifying Night, and the Bixby, Okla. shoe put his Jeff Gordon throwback / Kick-It No. 16 in Victory Lane just ahead of Donny; collecting a cool $12,000 payday in his 14th career Knoxville Raceway victory.

    “You don’t every let your guard down with him [Schatz]. I’ve been beat a lot this year by him and we’re going to have to be a little better to beat him on Saturday,” said Shane in Victory Lane. “Honestly, I told the guys when we drew No. 71 to just relax, it didn’t make a huge effect on Sunday with twice as many racecars, and I was actually shocked the track slowed down as much as it did but it is what it is. It put us on the front row and we were able to take advantage of it.”

    Earning the pole for the evening’s 25 lap feature event, Shane was quick to hit the cushion through the first two turns to hold the lead.

    Keeping ahead of Daryn Pittman as traffic came into play on Lap 8 by 1.908 seconds, Stewart nearly tagged the wall through the third and fourth turns trying to clear a group of slower cars.

    Losing very little speed, Shane put four slower cars between himself and the race for second involving Daryn Pittman, Wayne Johnson, and Donny Schatz with the trio going three deep on Lap 11 with Johnson taking the runner-up spot.

    The first caution of the night on Lap 15 for Ian Madsen, who retired to the Pits with damage to the rear suspension, Stewart lined up with Johnson, Schatz, Pittman, and Gravel in tow. Staying high on the restart, Wayne Johnson dove low, but would not have enough steam to complete the pass, allowing Donny Schatz the opportunity to take over second.

    Giving chase into traffic in the closing laps, Shane banked off the cushion in turn one on the final circuit, but would not be denied, crossing the checkered flag 0.614 seconds ahead of the Bad Boy Buggies No. 15.

    “This whole team’s phenomenal. Bad Boy Buggies and Chevrolet Performance, without those guys, we wouldn’t be doing this and Tony Stewart himself being here this year, we’re glad to have him here with us. We wanted to get him a win tonight, but we’ll try our damndest on Saturday night,” commented Schatz.

    Taking advantage of the mid-race restart, David Gravel was able to shoot to the final podium step with a big run down the back straightaway on Lap 16, “It’s been a crazy year testing how much I love this sport and I love it a lot. We’ve been working really hard, just struggling on the balance of the racecar and two days ago, we got a good balance, got a good Al Parker engine now, and were able to qualify well. I’m looking forward to the feature. If we keeping doing this, we’ll be up here more often.”

    Paul McMahan moved up one spot to finish fourth with Justin Henderson from tenth completing the top-five.

    Wayne Johnson slipped back to sixth with Daryn Pittman also slipping from second to finish seventh. Advancing from the B-Feature, California’s Rico Abreu charged from 23rd to eighth with Greg Hodnett and Sheldon Haudenschild completing the top-ten.

    With 55 drivers timing in, drivers were divided into five Heat Races with Jamie Veal, Willie Croft, Tyler Courtney, Tony Shilling, and Dakota Hendrickson earning wins.

    C-Feature action went to Jac Haudenschild with Tasker Phillips topping the B-Feature.

    A look at points after the first night of action, and Donny Schatz with quick time, third in his Heat, and runner-up in the feature leads the charge with 492 points. David Gravel is second with 485, followed by Paul McMahan (471), Sheldon Haudenschild (465), and Shane Stewart (460).

    Join us tomorrow night, Thursday, August 13 for night #2 of the 55th FVP Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores! For more information on Knoxville Raceway, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!

    410 Results

    Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 15, Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND (14), 14.953; 2. 7, David Gravel, Watertown, CT (10), 15.099; 3. 31C, Justyn Cox, Clarksburg, CA (1), 15.216; 4. 89, Cody Darrah, Red Lion, PA (16), 15.255; 5. 93H, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (2), 15.263; 6. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (17), 15.279; 7. 95, Matt Covington, Glenpool, OK (4), 15.316; 8. 51, Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN (46), 15.317; 9. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (5), 15.352; 10. 24R, Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA (41), 15.359; 11. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust (35), 15.378; 12. O, Bud Kaeding, Campbell, CA (8), 15.390; 13. 7S, Jason Sides, Bartlett, TN (25), 15.393; 14. 12X, Wayne Johnson, Knoxville, IA (13), 15.410; 15. 9, Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK (54), 15.413; 16. 17W, Bryan Clauson, Noblesville, IN (40), 15.423; 17. 69, Mike Moore, Des Moines, IA (3), 15.439; 18. 16, Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK (51), 15.442; 19. 83, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (39), 15.454; 20. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA (27), 15.455; 21. 19P, Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH (44), 15.502; 22. 27, Greg Hodnett, Spring Grove, PA (31), 15.531; 23. 1D, Justin Henderson, Sioux Falls, SD (37), 15.542; 24. 56, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (26), 15.586; 25. 4R, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (9), 15.600; 26. 49J, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (43), 15.612; 27. 17, Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX (45), 15.636; 28. 7D, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (21), 15.657; 29. 17A, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (22), 15.657; 30. 1A, Jacob Allen, Hanover, PA (29), 15.673; 31. 35AU, Jamie Veal, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust. (53), 15.677; 32. 29C, Willie Croft, Roseville, CA (24), 15.692; 33. 71X, Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN (49), 15.697; 34. 22, Tony Shilling, Knoxville, IA (18), 15.698; 35. 81X, Lee Jacobs, Dalton, OH (19), 15.715; 36. 84, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust. (6), 15.718; 37. 11K, Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN (34), 15.731; 38. 5V, Colby Copeland, Roseville, CA (7), 15.739; 39. 21AU, Jordyn Brazier, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (15), 15.742; 40. 4, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (47), 15.758; 41. 13X, Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (36), 15.767; 42. 75, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust (20), 15.795; 43. 99, Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK (50), 15.800; 44. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (23), 15.820; 45. 2KS, Craig Dollansky, Elk River, MN (52), 15.835; 46. 55W, Logan Wagner, Harrisonville, PA (12), 15.849; 47. 81, Austin Johnson, Pleasant Hill, IA (32), 15.857; 48. 2L, Logan Forler, Boise, ID (28), 15.899; 49. 23, Jimmy Light, West Springfield, PA (11), 16.000; 50. 7X, Kaley Gharst, Decatur, IL (33), 16.000; 51. 4S, Danny Smith, Chillicothe, OH (38), 16.093; 52. O5, Brad Loyet, Sunset Hills, MO (55), 16.424; 53. 96, Bronson Maeschen, Pleasantville, IA (48), 16.999; 54. 96AU, Bruce White, Merrylands West, NSW, Aust. (30), 17.363; 55. 17M, Todd Mickelson, Minot, ND (42), 18.095.

    Heat one (started), 10 Laps, 2:38.1: 1. Jamie Veal (2); 2. Ian Madsen (6); 3. Donny Schatz (8); 4. Scott Bogucki (1) / 5. Josh Schneiderman (3); 6. Bryan Clauson (5); 7. Paige Polyak (4); 8. Tasker Phillips (7) / 9. Jac Haudenschild (9); 10. Logan Wagner (10)

    Heat two (started), 10 Laps, 2:41.2: 1. Willie Croft (2); 2. Greg Hodnett (4); 3. Kraig Kinser (1); 4. David Gravel (8) / 5. Josh Baughman (3); 6. Bud Kaeding (6); 7. Matt Covington (7); 8. Mike Moore (5) / 9. Austin Johnson (10); 10. Glen Saville (9)

    Heat three (started), 10 Laps, 2:40.2: 1. Tyler Courtney (2); 2. Justin Henderson (4); 3. Shane Stewart (5); 4. Paul McMahan (7) / 5. Dustin Selvage (3); 6. Jason Sides (6); 7. Colby Copeland (1); 8. Logan Forler (10) / 9. Justyn Cox (8); 10. Brady Bacon (9)

    Heat four (started), 10 Laps, 2:39.9: 1. Tony Shilling (2); 2. Davey Heskin (4); 3. Jordyn Brazier (1); 4. Wayne Johnson (6) / 5. Aaron Reutzel (5); 6. Austin McCarl (3); 7. Cody Darrah (8); 8. Bob Weuve (7) / 9. Jimmy Light (10); 10. AJ Moeller (9)

    Heat five (started), 10 Laps, 2:42.3: 1. Dakota Hendrickson (1); 2. Daryn Pittman (6); 3. Lee Jacobs (2); 4. Sheldon Haudenschild (8) / 5. Rico Abreu (7); 6. Lynton Jeffrey (5); 7. Jon Agan (4); 8. Jacob Allen (3) / 9. Craig Dollansky (9); 10. Kaley Gharst (10)

    C main (started), 10 Laps, 2:45.5: 1. Jac Haudenschild (2); 2. Justyn Cox (1); 3. Logan Wagner (5); 4. Craig Dollansky (6) / 5. Brady Bacon (4); 6. Jimmy Light (7); 7. Austin Johnson (8); 8. Danny Smith (9); 9. Glen Saville (3); 10. Bruce White (12); 11. Todd Mickelson (11); 12. Kaley Gharst (10); DNS - AJ Moeller, Brad Loyet, Bronson Maeschen

    B main (started), 12 Laps, 3:22.2: 1. Tasker Phillips (2); 2. Cody Darrah (1); 3. Rico Abreu (5); 4. Bryan Clauson (8) / 5. Jason Sides (7); 6. Matt Covington (3); 7. Lynton Jeffrey (11); 8. Austin McCarl (17); 9. Jac Haudenschild (21); 10. Aaron Reutzel (10); 11. Bud Kaeding (6); 12. Paige Polyak (12); 13. Bob Weuve (4); 14. Josh Schneiderman (14); 15. Mike Moore (9); 16. Josh Baughman (15); 17. Logan Wagner (23); 18. Craig Dollansky (24); 19. Dustin Selvage (16); 20. Justyn Cox (22); 21. Jacob Allen (18); 22. Logan Forler (20); 23. Jon Agan (13); 24. Colby Copeland (19)

    A main (started), 25 Laps, NT: 1. Shane Stewart (1); 2. Donny Schatz (8); 3. David Gravel (7); 4. Paul McMahan (5); 5. Justin Henderson (10); 6. Wayne Johnson (3); 7. Daryn Pittman (2); 8. Rico Abreu (23); 9. Greg Hodnett (9); 10. Sheldon Haudenschild (6); 11. Bryan Clauson (24); 12. Davey Heskin (11); 13. Tasker Phillips (21); 14. Cody Darrah (22); 15. Kraig Kinser (18); 16. Tony Shilling (15); 17. Jamie Veal (12); 18. Tyler Courtney (14); 19. Lee Jacobs (16); 20. Dakota Hendrickson (20); 21. Willie Croft (13); 22. Jordyn Brazier (19); 23. Scott Bogucki (17); 24. Ian Madsen (4). Lap Leader: Stewart 1-25. Hard-charger: Abreu.

    Points Accumulated Wednesday…

    1 15 Donny Schatz 492
    2 7 David Gravel 485
    3 51 Paul McMahan 471
    4 93H Sheldon Haudenschild 465
    5 16 Shane Stewart 460
    6 9 Daryn Pittman 457
    7 24R Rico Abreu 456
    8 12X Wayne Johnson 455
    9 89 Cody Darrah 450
    10 1D Justin Henderson    445
    11 7TAZ Tasker Phillips    445
    12 27 Greg Hodnett 439
    13 17W Bryan Clauson 435
    14 18 Ian Madsen    431
    15 56 Davey Heskin    429
    16 95 Matt Covington 410
    17 35AU Jamie Veal 408
    18 22 Tony Shilling    404
    19 7S Jason Sides 403
    20 71X Tyler Courtney 402
    21 29C Willie Croft 398
    22 11K Kraig Kinser 394
    23 O Bud Kaeding 393
    24 81X Lee Jacobs 390
    25 19 Bob Weuve    389
    26 12 Lynton Jeffrey    385
    27 4 Dakota Hendrickson    384
    28 83 Aaron Reutzel 384
    29 31C Justyn Cox 384
    30 84 Scott Bogucki 377
    31 21AU Jordyn Brazier 376
    32 19P Paige Polyak 370
    33 69 Mike Moore 369
    34 17A Austin McCarl    365
    35 49J Josh Schneiderman    362
    36 17 Josh Baughman 356
    37 7D Dustin Selvage    348
    38 4R Jon Agan    340
    39 1A Jacob Allen 331
    40 13X Jac Haudenschild 330
    41 5V Colby Copeland 312
    42 2KS Craig Dollansky 304
    43 55W Logan Wagner 301
    44 2L Logan Forler    293
    45 99 Brady Bacon 281
    46 75 Glen Saville 275
    47 81 Austin Johnson 272
    48 23 Jimmy Light 270
    49 20 AJ Moeller    263
    50 7X Kaley Gharst 253
    51 4S Danny Smith 236
    52 O5 Brad Loyet 219
    53 96AU Bruce White 217
    54 96 Bronson Maeschen    212
    55 17M Todd Mickelson 210

  • Speed Sport World Challenge Lineup!

    Here's the lineup for Friday night's Speed Sport World Challenge...

    1. 11N, Randy Hannagan, Pittsboro, IN
    2. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust.
    3. 11K, Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN
    4. 7s, Jason Sides, Bartlett, TN
    5. 35AU, Jamie Veal, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust.
    6. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust.
    7. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Mary's, NSW, Aust.
    8. 3G, James McFadden, Brisbane, QLD, Aust.
    9. 9, Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK
    10. 1z, Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, PA
    11. 93H, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH
    12. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA
    13. 49, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA
    14. 29, Kerry Madsen, St. Mary's, NSW, Aust.
    15. 84, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust.
    16. 21AU, Jordyn Brazier, Sydney, NSW, Aust.
    17. 3, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA
    18. 01, Christopher Bell, Norman, OK
    19. 13x, Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, OH
    20. 75, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust.
    21. 96AU, Bruce White, Merrylands, NSW, Aust.

  • Speedway Australia Misleads Competitors?


    We received a press release from Ray Solomon regarding some major issues that have been reported to appropriate authorities regarding the conduct and administration of Speedways self-appointed body.

    Below is the release in full and YES it is explosive and clearly shows some very poor form from NASR/ Speedway Australia.

    I also urge anyone wanting more information to contact Ray direct via the email address and the end of his release.


    NASR - where did all the money go?

    So where did all the money go? Speedway Participant’s who collectively paid millions and millions of dollars to NASR for Licence/memberships, may well ask.

    NASR regularly claims in excess of 10,000 members. Based on current price of licences, NASR would receive up to $3,000,000 each year. This amount would be even higher when you include income from One Day Licences/memberships sold at the pit gate.

    NASR constantly makes reference to membership of NASR Inc in media releases, comments from Annual General Meetings, annual licence application forms, and one day pit memberships (remember these).

    There are many written examples of this misinformation including;

    1) The General Manager of NASR, stating that you become a NASR member when you purchase a NASR Licence.

    2) The General Manager of Premier Speedway (NASR Shareholder) stating that “I have become a one day member of NASR Inc when I purchased a One Day Pit Membership/Licence”.

    NASR management has also made the following statement to ACCC (reported in the ACCC minutes); "there have been many misinterpretations surrounding the licence and membership of NASR. Mr McAvaney confirmed that a driver becomes a member of NASR once they obtain a NASR Licence"

    The NASR Inc Rules of Association is very specific about how a person can become a member of NASR Inc.

    Sadly, people who purchased a NASR Licence, (annual or one day) have never been individual members of NASR Inc.

    Speedway participants should now consider whether all these statements have been a deliberate misrepresentation to enable NASR to secure your hard earned dollars to the benefit of the NASR organisation and not the sport.

    Since inception 17 years ago, speedway participants have paid many millions of dollars to the NASR organisation. The income generated over the years has never been reported and no accounts been issued to NASR Licence holders.

    This whole matter needs to be exposed for what it is!

    A “Brief of Evidence” has been provided to; The Australian Taxation Office, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), South Australian Deputy Premier and Attorney General and other Federal Government Departments. The “Brief of Evidence” focused on;

    1.False and misleading statements/documentation,

    2.Inherent conflicts with organizational structures involving Pty Ltd Companies and Inc Associations,

    3.Responsibilities of a Company Director,

    4.Compliance with the Rules of Association and the requirements of the South Australian Office of Consumer & Business Affairs,

    5.Multiple issuing of Tax Invoices by different organisations for the same transaction,

    6.Possible breaches of accounting practices, loans and GST issues.

    Your personal information Of further concern is that your private and confidential medical history may have been provided to a private company, based on a falsehood, i.e. membership to NASR Inc.

    If the NASR Board of Management wishes to clarify these matters, now is the time to do it!

    We call upon NASR to immediately;

    Make a public statement clarifying if anyone who purchased a NASR licence (Drivers, Crew, Annual and One Day licence holders) has ever been an individual members of NASR Inc. Failure to do so will demonstrate that NASR are simply still trying to cover this matter up!

    Provide a statement on how they are going to financially compensate those licence holders (Annual and One day Licence holders) who paid money in the belief they were becoming members of NASR Inc.

    Advise all Speedway Licence holders how they are going to resolve the issue that personal information obtained and held by NASR, may have been obtained on a false premise (their individual membership to NASR Inc).

    The “Brief of Evidence” gives rise to the following matters;

    Possible basis for a class action against NASR.

    Do NASR licence/member holders have a Constructive Trust over the assets of NASR (Property and Intellectual Property).

    If any person or persons are found to have acted illegally, they should be dealt with under the full force of the law.

    There is only one way to fix all this and that is for all competitor groups to develop and implement their own National Organisation.

    To avoid the problems of the past, any new organisation should be; Honorary, Elected, Accountable,

    Representative and Transparent (H.E.A.R.T.). The organization should be at the HEART of our sport.

    Given the potential demise of the NASR Inc, if another National Speedway Associations suddenly appears in the market that does not meet the above criteria, competitors/competitor groups should be very wary.

    Before giving any money to any other Australian Speedway Association, you are encouraged is to find out if they meet the above criteria, remembering that;

    True membership to any future organisation is vitally important so members can elect their preferred representatives, have a direct say about the organisations direction and future and most importantly, control how the organisation’s finances will be managed.

    In the past, licences and insurance were the main income streams. These should be directly controlled by the organisation for the benefit of the members!

    The licencing of competitors could and should be undertaken within the individual club or speedway class structures and the revenues remain within these organisations.

    Briefings by the Investigation Team are available upon request. To arrange a briefing, contact the author of this media release. The Information provided at these briefings will be based on the evidence (NASR’s own documents) that has been referred to the above Government Agencies.

    Enquires to

    Ray Solomon.


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  • Steve Kinser Retires

    Word out of the USA overnight is that Steve Kinser has retired.

    Steve Kinser has been an icon in short-track racing for decades and has been the face of the World of Outlaws, really, since he won his first three titles starting in 1978.

    Kinser won his first career WoO A-Feature at Eldora Speedway in May 1978 and, even though many things have changed since that first win, a number of constants remain. His competitive spirit has never wavered, and it’s what drives him to keep competing for victories night after night. That drive to win was one of the things that motivated another young Hoosier to follow his dream of becoming a racecar driver. WoO races at Indiana dirt tracks in the 1980s were can’t-miss attractions for a kid from Columbus, Ind., named Tony Stewart. “The King of the Outlaws” was Stewart’s idol growing up and, for the past four seasons, Kinser has competed with the WoO in a car owned by Stewart. Having Kinser drive for TSR has fulfilled a dream for the three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion.

    In each of his 35 WoO seasons, Kinser has driven the No. 11 and represented several brands throughout his career. Last season, Bad Boy Buggies partnered with TSR and Kinser carried their colors in front of packed grandstands from coast to coast.

    Kinser has made many trips to Australia and recently added New Zealand to that list.   Photo is of Kinser with great mate Pete Murphy in NZ.

    Date of Birth: June 2, 1954

    Hometown: Bloomington, Ind.

    Residence: Bloomington, Ind.

    Marital Status: Married, Dana

    Children: Daughter – Stevie; Sons – Kraig and Kurt

    Highlights: 20-time World of Outlaws (WoO) STP Sprint Car Series champion … Competed in the first career WoO race on March 18, 1978 at Devil’s Bowl Speedway … Has won every major Sprint car race during his racing career … 576 career WoO Sprint Car Series A-Feature victories … 12-time Knoxville (Iowa) Nationals champion…Finished 14th in the 1997 Indianapolis 500. Qualified for the race on May 10 and later that evening won the 415th WoO feature of his career at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind. … Fourteen-time National 410 Sprint Car Driver of the Year … Nineteen-time American Auto Racing Writers & Broadcasters Association All-American honoree.

  • Sweet Picks up Third WoO Win of the Season

    Racing on the bullrings of his home state of California early in his career taught Brad Sweet how to negotiate some pretty intimidating cushions. A nearly foot and a half cushion that resembled more a ledge on Wednesday night at I-96 Speedway in Michigan didn't faze Sweet, nor did a battle with six-time and defending series champion Donny Schatz.

    Sweet used a slide job in turns one and two on lap 29 to take the lead from Schatz and withstood a number of late restarts to win the NAPA Auto Parts Rumble in Michigan which marked his third win of the season and first since April. Sweet, who was the final of three leaders on Wednesday night, became the sixth different winner in the last five races for the World of Outlaws at I-96 Speedway.

    "It was a tricky track tonight," said Sweet, who drives the Ollie's Bargain Outlet machine for Kasey Kahne Racing. "I got a terrible restart and I think I just got really mad and got my elbows up. I had a win it or wear it mentality. The (No.) 15 has been making it tough on everyone out here and we all have been fighting and clawing to try to figure it out. We still have a lot of work to do to beat Donny (Schatz), but tonight we were able to get the Ollie's Bargain Outlet car in victory lane and it feel really, really good."

    Sweet lined up fourth and was up to second following the first caution of the night on the seventh lap. After he took the lead on lap-29, he briefly lost it on a restart, but Schatz was called for a jump and Sweet retained the lead. The final six laps were slowed by three cautions and a red flag period. Sweet used strong restarts each time to hold the top spot en route to the win.

    "It was hard to tell which way to go sometimes on those restarts," noted Sweet. "I chose the bottom because it seemed like the bottom was winning of the restarts before. I wasn't sure about that tricky cushion. Donny got a run there on that one and they called back. We did everything we could tonight. We fought and we clawed."

    Schatz, who was seeking his sixth straight win, started on the outside of the front row next to his teammate Steve Kinser, who led the opening 15 circuits. Schatz would pace the field for 13 laps, while Sweet and Kerry Madsen stalked him. While his win streak was snapped, Schatz was able to extend his lead in the series standings as he chases his seventh series title aboard the Bad Boy Buggies J&J.

    Following a late restart, Schatz went over the banking off the back straightaways, falling back a few spots. He would use a late charge to get back by Paul McMahan and Kerry Madsen to finish second.

    "You only see a cushion like that once every 30 or 40 races," said Schatz. "My crew is awesome and they are working to make the car so we don't have to run the cushion like that. The goal is to find something to make the car a little better so we can get off the cushion. We had some laps where we were better moving around the race track. I think at one point we were back to fourth or fifth and got back up there."

    Madsen, who is seeking his first win of the season, charged from the sixth starting spot to move up to third by the sixth lap. The native of St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia, who now calls Knoxville Iowa home, ran as high as second during the 35-lap contest.

    "We were sputtering and ran out of fuel the last six laps, so we're glad to finish third," said Madsen. "We had a great race car and it was capable of winning and just didn't do the right things. Congratulations to Brad (Sweet) and Donny (Schatz), it is still awesome to be on the podium. I am very proud of my guys. Thanks to all of the Michigan fans. It was a great race track and very challenging and I enjoyed every minute of it."

    Paul McMahan was fourth with Shane Stewart fifth. Jason Sides, who opened the night by setting a new track record in time trials finished sixth, followed by Daryn Pittman, Logan Schuchart, David Gravel and Nate Dussel.

    The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series returns to action on Friday, June 26 at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa. For more information on the event and to learn how to purchase tickets, visit http://woosprint.com/34-raceway.

    RACE NOTES: Brad Sweet scored his third World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series victory of the season tonight at I-96 Speedway… Brad Sweet's win snapped a five-race win streak for Donny Schatz… Logan Schuchart was the KSE Racing Hard Charger, advancing 11 positions to finish in eighth… Jason Sides took home the night's quick time award and set a new track record after a lap of 13.746 seconds. It is the first quick time of the season for Sides.

    World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; I-96 Speedway; Lake Odessa, Mich.; June 24, 2015

    A-Main - (35 Laps) - 1. 49-Brad Sweet [4] [$10,000]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [2] [$5,500]; 3. 29-Kerry Madsen [6] [$3,200]; 4. 51-Paul McMahan [10] [$2,800]; 5. 2-Shane Stewart [15] [$2,500]; 6. 7S-Jason Sides [7] [$2,300]; 7. 9-Daryn Pittman [16] [$2,200]; 8. 1S-Logan Schuchart [19] [$2,100]; 9. 7-David Gravel [11] [$2,050]; 10. 40DD-Nate Dussel [20] [$2,000]; 11. 11N-Randy Hannagan [12] [$1,500]; 12. 41-Sammy Swindell [3] [$1,200]; 13. 1A-Jacob Allen [23] [$1,100]; 14. 11K-Kraig Kinser [9] [$1,050]; 15. 2M-Dustin Daggett [14] [$1,000]; 16. 38-Jared Horstmen [21] [$900]; 17. 11R-Chase Ridenour [24] [$800]; 18. 67-Christopher Bell [5] [$800]; 19. 11-Steve Kinser [1] [$800]; 20. 2B-Bill Balog [18] [$800]; 21. 16-Ryan Ruhl [17] [$800]; 22. 71M-Joey Saldana [8] [$800]; 23. 1ST-Gary Taylor [13] [$800]; 24. 19-Brett Mann [22] [$800]. Lap Leaders: Steve Kinser 1-15, Donny Schatz 16-28, Brad Sweet 29-35. KSE Hard Charger Award: 1S-Logan Schuchart [+11]

    Qualifying - 1. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.746; 2. 67-Christopher Bell, 13.934; 3. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.965; 4. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.991; 5. 41-Sammy Swindell, 14.025; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 14.026; 7. 11-Steve Kinser, 14.032; 8. 51-Paul McMahan, 14.094; 9. 7-David Gravel, 14.217; 10. 11N-Randy Hannagan, 14.218; 11. 71M-Joey Saldana, 14.254; 12. 29-Kerry Madsen, 14.297; 13. 1ST-Gary Taylor, 14.327; 14. 2M-Dustin Daggett, 14.343; 15. 2-Shane Stewart, 14.370; 16. 9-Daryn Pittman, 14.378; 17. 16-Ryan Ruhl, 14.429; 18. 2B-Bill Balog, 14.487; 19. 8M-TJ Michael, 14.525; 20. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 14.572; 21. 40DD-Nate Dussel, 14.698; 22. 38-Jared Horstmen, 14.710; 23. 11R-Chase Ridenour, 14.746; 24. 1A-Jacob Allen, 14.910; 25. 71MX-Paul May, 14.972; 26. 5QB-Quentin Blonde, 15.093; 27. 19-Brett Mann, 15.161; 28. 10S-Jason Steinebach, 15.768

    Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 11-Steve Kinser [2]; 2. 11N-Randy Hannagan [1]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [3]; 4. 7S-Jason Sides [4]; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman [6]; 6. 38-Jared Horstmen [8]; 7. 1ST-Gary Taylor [5]; 8. 8M-TJ Michael [7]; 9. 10S-Jason Steinebach [10]; 10. 71MX-Paul May [9]

    Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 71M-Joey Saldana [1]; 2. 51-Paul McMahan [2]; 3. 67-Christopher Bell [4]; 4. 41-Sammy Swindell [3]; 5. 16-Ryan Ruhl [6]; 6. 2M-Dustin Daggett [5]; 7. 1S-Logan Schuchart [7]; 8. 11R-Chase Ridenour [8]; 9. 5QB-Quentin Blonde [9]

    Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 29-Kerry Madsen [1]; 2. 7-David Gravel [2]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [4]; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser [3]; 5. 2-Shane Stewart [5]; 6. 40DD-Nate Dussel [7]; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen [8]; 8. 2B-Bill Balog [6]; 9. 19-Brett Mann [9]

    Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 8 starting positions of A-feature) - 1. 11-Steve Kinser [1]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [4]; 3. 41-Sammy Swindell [2]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [3]; 5. 67-Christopher Bell [5]; 6. 29-Kerry Madsen [8]; 7. 7S-Jason Sides [6]; 8. 71M-Joey Saldana [7]

    Last Chance Showdown - (12 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 1ST-Gary Taylor [1] [-]; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart [4] [-]; 3. 2B-Bill Balog [2] [-]; 4. 19-Brett Mann [9] [-]; 5. 1A-Jacob Allen [6] [-]; 6. 11R-Chase Ridenour [5] [-]; 7. 71MX-Paul May [7] [$300]; 8. 8M-TJ Michael [3] [$250]; 9. 5QB-Quentin Blonde [8] [$225]; 10. 10S-Jason Steinebach [10] [$200]

  • Terry McCarl injured in crash at Knoxville

    Terry McCarl, the winningest driver in Huset’s Speedway history and eight-time 410-sprint car champion, was injured Saturday night at Knoxville Raceway during the National Sprint League race at the famed track south of Des Moines.

    McCarl started third in the feature event and had just completed the first lap of the 25-lap race. According to several sources, McCarl’s left front steering arm broke coming down the front stretch, rendering the car uncontrollable.

    The car never flipped, and McCarl was able to get the car stopped, but in a precarious position, just at the end of the straightaway and entering the first turn. McCarl’s familiar No. 24 came to a stop sideways in the turn, with the left side of the car exposed to oncoming traffic.

    Brad Loyet, who was running 18th at the time, hit McCarl directly between the cockpit and the left rear tire, the most unprotected part of a sprint car. McCarl’s car suffered major damage, and the seat bar that runs beneath the driver’s seat was bent from the impact.

    McCarl suffered a fractured vertebrae, and his return to racing is unknown. He was able to get out of the car and walk to a nearby ambulance.

    The prognosis for suffering such an injury ranges from being sidelined from three weeks to a year. The next few days will tell a lot for McCarl’s future after the swelling from the injury has subsided.

    “I’ve never broken a vertebrae, but I’ve had many scares,” said Jimmy Kite, five-time Indianapolis 500 starter and former USAC sprint car driver. “The hardest part of the conversation with your doctor is ‘What if it happens again.’ As a driver, you always want to get back in the car. But in this situation with the severity of the crash and where he was hit, he’s going to want to obviously do the proper treatment.”

    McCarl is sixth in the championship points in the NSL with two top-10 finishes in the first three races of the year. Earlier in the year, he won a World of Outlaws race in Las Vegas, the 10th of his career.

    “We’re as quick as we’ve ever been right now,” McCarl said Friday, the day before the accident. “I don’t have any plans of quitting anytime soon.”

  • Terry McCarl Storms from Ninth to Win Thursday Night at the Knoxville Nationals!

    For the 56th time in the history of the Knoxville Raceway, Iowa’s Terry McCarl parked the SnowPlow.com No. 24 in Victory Lane, topping the podium in Thursday’s Lucas Oil Qualifying Night in the 55th running of the FVP Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Store.

    “Man, I’ve got to thank Doug (Rankin) and Austin (McCarl), and everyone on my crew. We were horrible in the Heat and lucky to finish where we did and we just made wholesale changes on the car and wow!” said a nearly breathless Terry McCarl. “What a racecar. This A.R.T. was rolling great out there, and Tommy Rider gives us awesome engines. We did the best we could qualifying, and missed it by one. What a racecar, I could put it anywhere I wanted.”

    Gridding the field ninth, McCarl began working his way through the field as Danny Lasoski took off into the race lead, advancing into the top five on the sixth round as the race from second back was chaos with drivers three wide at both ends of the track following a caution on Lap 4. Keeping low, tight racing off turn four allowed McCarl to jump from seventh to third in a shot.

    After a caution on Lap 8 for Dale Blaney, McCarl gave chase as Danny Lasoski was challenged briefly by Jason Johnson who tried to slide the No. 2 in turns three and four, but to no avail.

    Building momentum, Terry began to close on the Priority Aviation No. 41. On the back bumper of Johnson on Lap 11, McCarl made a move the following lap without success. Losing little momentum, Lap 13 saw the pass for the runner-up spot.

    The red was shown on Lap 14 for Brooke Tatnell, who was able walk away, and the ensuing restart was called back as Clint Garner tagged the cone.

    Single file to the green, McCarl tracked high on Lasoski into the first turns, pulling to the hub in turn three. With a full head of steam, Terry let the right rear speak for itself across the racing surface, taking the lead on Lap 15.

    Asked about the pass for the lead, Terry replied, “Well, I just knew what he was doing on those restarts, and what he did to Jason. He was eating that top up, and I hadn’t been to the top. We had a start, gave me a chance to practice it, and on the other restart I perfected it a little better, and I think he missed it a little bit.”

    Held up briefly on Lap 21 in slower traffic, it would not be enough to deny McCarl victory, netting enough points to start eighth on Saturday night.

    Danny Lasoski held on for the runner-up spot, earning the Dover, Mo. shoe the sixth spot in Saturday’s A-Feature. Amid an infamous Terry McCarl kiss, Danny said, “We got good points, just got beat by a good driver, and a good car, that’s all you can say. He had a good pace, and a lot of times, it’s better to be running second. He did what he had to do, and he just got beat.”

    Earning his third podium with the World of Outlaws in 2015, Jason Johnson earned the bronze step in the Mesilla Valley Transportation No. 41.

    “I tell you what, these Priority Aviation guys have been working their tails off this week. I just can’t say enough about this race team. Phillip and Cole have done a great job. We have a great group of supporters here, and to be on the podium on a prelim night; we’re pretty pleased,” said Johnson who will start ninth in Saturday’s feature event.

    Kerry Madsen came up to fourth after starting seventh with Brian Brown coming out of the B-Feature to claw from 23rd to fifth in the Casey’s General Store / FVP No. 21.

    Joey Saldana was sixth with James McFadden settling for seventh after starting 13th and bouncing around the top-ten most of the race. Lucas Wolfe crossed eighth, Stevie Smith ninth, and Brad Sweet tenth.

    With 57 drivers drawing in, the weekend total comes to 112 drivers making the trip to the 55th annual FVP Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores. Five Heats went to R.J. Johnson, Kerry Madsen, Dusty Zomer, Danny Lasoski, and Sammy Swindell. Kevin Swindell was involved in a violent crash in the first heat and was taken to the hospital for observation.

    C-Feature action was topped by Bill Balog with Clint Garner getting the B-Feature win over Greg Wilson by 0.024 seconds. A thrilling race to the end, the top five were separated by only 0.912 seconds.

    With the points tallied from Wednesday and Thursday, Donny Schatz will lead the field to the green on Saturday night with a ninth Nationals Championship on his mind. This marks the 18th time Donny has made the cut for Saturday’s feature event. Kerry Madsen will start his ninth championship feature from the outside of the front row.

    Join us tomorrow night, Friday, August 14 for night #3 of the 55th FVP Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores! For more information on Knoxville Raceway, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!

    410 Results

    Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 49, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA (12), 15.086; 2. 29, Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (11), 15.175; 3. 1B, Dale Blaney, Hartford, OH (5), 15.201; 4. 71M, Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN (8), 15.358; 5. 1, Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN (24), 15.409; 6. W20, Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH (16), 15.415; 7. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (14), 15.443; 8. 19M, Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA (19), 15.452; 9. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (29), 15.485; 10. 1Z, Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, PA (25), 15.513; 11. 1ST, Gary Taylor, Snohomish, WA (17), 15.540; 12. 9K, Kevin Thomas Jr., Cullman, AL (3), 15.577; 13. 41, Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA (34), 15.618; 14. 2, Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO (38), 15.627; 15. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (36), 15.645; 16. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (7), 15.648; 17. 19S, Stevie Smith, Broken Arrow, OK (37), 15.664; 18. 28, Jonathan Cornell, Sedalia, MO (9), 15.665; 19. 45, Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA (31), 15.676; 20. 9P, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN (21), 15.685; 21. 10, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (13), 15.688; 22. 29W, Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, PA (30), 15.693; 23. 67H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (10), 15.752; 24. 3G, James McFadden, Ormeau, QLD, Aust. (20), 15.752; 25. 17B, Bill Balog, Brookfield, WI (44), 15.752; 26. 2LX, Ed Lynch Jr., Apollo, PA (15), 15.785; 27. 3A, Billy Alley, Bennet, NE (50), 15.811; 28. 23M, Lance Moss, Cherryville, NC (2), 15.820; 29. 3, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (26), 15.836; 30. 93, Glenndon Forsythe, York, PA (18), 15.839; 31. 25, Dylan Peterson, Hartford, SD (4), 15.861; 32. 10H, Chad Kemenah, Alvada, OH (52), 15.873; 33. 82, Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD (51), 15.882; 34. 70, Dean Jacobs, Wooster, OH (42), 15.896; 35. 7R, Roger Crockett, Medford, OR (27), 15.921; 36. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (32), 15.934; 37. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (57), 15.964; 38. 11N, Randy Hannagan, Pittsboro, IN (35), 16.000; 39. 1X, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE (23), 16.008; 40. 11, Steve Kinser, Bloomington, IN (46), ‘16.009; 41. 71, Kevin Swindell, Bartlett, TN (49), 16.044; 42. O1, Christopher Bell, Norman, OK (28), 16.048; 43. 35, Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN (33), 16.104; 44. 13, Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND (54), 16.128; 45. 17J, Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL (47), 16.149; 46. 88N, DJ Netto, Hanford, CA (43), 16.165; 47. 20N, Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO (39), 16.178; 48. 1S, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA (53), 16.193; 49. 31B, Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA (45), 16.224; 50. 44W, Austen Wheatley, Lake Stevens, WA (55), 16.308; 51. 47, Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN (6), 16.331; 52. 15M, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (40), 16.417; 53. 55XM, Brandon Wimmer, Fairmount, IN (22), 16.506; 54. 56B, Ryan Bernal, Hollister, CA (41), 16.511; 55. 2K, Kevin Ingle, Huron, SD (1), 16.581; 56. 1P, Curtis Evans, Norborne, MO (48), 16.909; 57. 23B, Seth Bergman, Snohomish, WA (56), NT.

    Heat one (started), 10 Laps, 2:43.7: 1. RJ Johnson (1); 2. Ed Lynch Jr. (3); 3. Brad Sweet (8); 4. Brooke Tatnell (5) / 5. Gary Taylor (6); 6. Dylan Peterson (2); 7. DJ Netto (10); 8. Greg Wilson (7) / 9. Matt Moro (4); 10. Kevin Swindell (9)

    Heat two (started), 10 Laps, NT: 1. Kerry Madsen (8); 2. Billy Alley (3); 3. Danny Dietrich (4); 4. Stevie Smith (5) / 5. Clint Garner (7); 6. Chris Martin (1); 7. Christopher Bell (9); 8. Hunter Schuerenberg (10) / 9. Kevin Thomas Jr. (6); 10. Chad Kemenah (2)

    Heat three (started), 10 Laps, 2:41.1: 1. Dusty Zomer (2); 2. Jason Johnson (4); 3. Dale Blaney (6); 4. Randy Hannagan (1) / 5. Logan Schuchart (8); 6. Brent Marks (7); 7. Jonathan Cornell (5); 8. Skylar Prochaska (9) / 9. Lance Moss (3); DNS - Sam Hafertepe Jr.

    Heat four (started), 10 Laps, 2:41.7: 1. Danny Lasoski (6); 2. James McFadden (4); 3. Joey Saldana (8); 4. Dean Jacobs (2) / 5. Tim Kaeding (3); 6. Tim Shaffer (5); 7. Brian Brown (7); 8. Mark Dobmeier (9) / 9. Don Droud Jr. (1); 10. Shane Golobic (10)

    Heat five (started), 10 Laps, NT: 1. Sammy Swindell (6); 2. Terry McCarl (4); 3. Steve Kinser (1); 4. Lucas Wolfe (7) / 5. Roger Crockett (2); 6. Parker Price-Miller (5); 7. Austen Wheatley (8); 8. Joey Moughan (9) / 9. Glenndon Forsythe (3); DNS - Bill Balog

    C main (started), 10 Laps, NT: 1. Bill Balog (2); 2. Jeff Swindell (7); 3. Ryan Bernal (9); 4. Bobby Mincer (8); 5. Shane Golobic (6); 6. Curtis Evans (10); 7. Lance Moss (3); 8. Kevin Thomas Jr. (1); 9. Don Droud Jr. (5); 10. Glenndon Forsythe (4); DNS – Matt Moro, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Chad Kemenah, Kevin Swindell, Brandon Wimmer, Kevin Ingle, Seth Bergman

    B main (started), 12 Laps, 3:28.8: 1. Clint Garner (2); 2. Greg Wilson (1); 3. Brian Brown (4); 4. Tim Shaffer (7); 5. Brent Marks (3); 6. Roger Crockett (11); 7. Mark Dobmeier (15); 8. Christopher Bell (13); 9. Jonathan Cornell (6); 10. Logan Schuchart (19); 11. Parker Price-Miller (8); 12. Bill Balog (21); 13. Dylan Peterson (10); 14. Jeff Swindell (22); 15. DJ Netto (17); 16. Ryan Bernal (23); 17. Chris Martin (12); 18. Bobby Mincer (24); 19. Austen Wheatley (20); 20. Gary Taylor (5); 21. Hunter Schuerenberg (18); 22. Skylar Prochaska (14); 23. Tim Kaeding (9); 24. Joey Moughan (16)

    A main (started), 25 Laps, NT: 1. Terry McCarl (9); 2. Danny Lasoski (1); 3. Jason Johnson (2); 4. Kerry Madsen (7); 5. Brian Brown (23); 6. Joey Saldana (5); 7. James McFadden (13); 8. Lucas Wolfe (3); 9. Stevie Smith (11); 10. Brad Sweet (8); 11. Dusty Zomer (16); 12. Danny Dietrich (12); 13. Dean Jacobs (17); 14. Steve Kinser (20); 15. Dale Blaney (6); 16. Greg Wilson (22); 17. Clint Garner (21); 18. Billy Alley (15); 19. Randy Hannagan (19); 20. Ed Lynch Jr. (14); 21. RJ Johnson (18); 22. Brooke Tatnell (10); 23. Sammy Swindell (4); 24. Tim Shaffer (24). Lap Leaders: Lasoski 1-14, T. McCarl 15-25. Hard-charger: Brown.

    A Main Lineup for Saturday (first 8 rows)

    1. 15, Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND
    2. 29, Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust.
    3. 7, David Gravel, Watertown, CT
    4. 71m, Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN
    5. 49, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA
    6. 2, Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO
    7. 51, Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN
    8. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA
    9. 41, Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA
    10. 93H, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH
    11. 1B, Dale Blaney, Hartford, OH
    12. 16, Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK
    13. 1z, Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, PA
    14. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO
    15. 9, Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK
    16. 24R, Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA

    B Main Lineup for Saturday (first five rows)

    1. 12x, Wayne Johnson, Knoxville, IA
    2. 89, Cody Darrah, Red Lion, PA
    3. 1, Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN
    4. 1D, Justin Henderson, Sioux Falls, SD
    5. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA
    6. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD
    7. 19s, Stevie Smith, Broken Arrow, OK
    8. 3G, James McFadden, Brisbane, QLD, Aust.
    9. 27, Greg Hodnett, Spring Grove, PA
    10. W20, Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH

    Combined Points for Wednesday and Thursday

    1 15 Donny Schatz 492
    2 29 Kerry Madsen 492
    3 7 David Gravel 485
    4 71M Joey Saldana 478
    5 49 Brad Sweet 476
    6 2 Danny Lasoski 472
    7 51 Paul McMahan 471
    8 24 Terry McCarl 469
    9 41 Jason Johnson 469
    10 93H Sheldon Haudenschild 465
    11 1B Dale Blaney 462
    12 16 Shane Stewart 460
    13 1Z Lucas Wolfe 459
    14 21 Brian Brown 458
    15 9 Daryn Pittman 457
    16 24R Rico Abreu 456
    17 12X Wayne Johnson 455
    18 89 Cody Darrah 450
    19 1 Sammy Swindell 448
    20 1D Justin Henderson 445
    21 7TAZ Tasker Phillips 445
    22 40 Clint Garner 444
    23 19S Stevie Smith 443
    24 3G James McFadden 439
    25 27 Greg Hodnett 439
    26 W20 Greg Wilson 439
    27 17W Bryan Clauson 435
    28 18 Ian Madsen 431
    29 29W Danny Dietrich 430
    30 56 Davey Heskin 429
    31 55 Brooke Tatnell 419
    32 82 Dusty Zomer 416
    33 19M Brent Marks 413
    34 3A Billy Alley 411
    35 95 Matt Covington 410
    36 2LX Ed Lynch Jr. 409
    37 35AU Jamie Veal 408
    38 22 Tony Shilling 404
    39 45 Tim Shaffer 403
    40 7S Jason Sides 403
    41 71X Tyler Courtney 402
    42 70 Dean Jacobs 401
    43 29C Willie Croft 398
    44 11K Kraig Kinser 394
    45 O Bud Kaeding 393
    46 11 Steve Kinser 390
    47 81X Lee Jacobs 390
    48 71A RJ Johnson 390
    49 19 Bob Weuve 389
    50 12 Lynton Jeffrey 385
    51 4 Dakota Hendrickson 384
    52 83 Aaron Reutzel 384
    53 31C Justyn Cox 384
    54 28 Jonathan Cornell 382
    55 11N Randy Hannagan 381
    56 1ST Gary Taylor 380
    57 84 Scott Bogucki 377
    58 9P Parker Price-Miller 377
    59 21AU Jordyn Brazier 376
    60 19P Paige Polyak 370
    61 69 Mike Moore 369
    62 17A Austin McCarl 365
    63 49J Josh Schneiderman 362
    64 7R Roger Crockett 360
    65 17 Josh Baughman 356
    66 17B Bill Balog 353
    67 25 Dylan Peterson 351
    68 7D Dustin Selvage 348
    69 4R Jon Agan 340
    70 9K Kevin Thomas Jr. 340
    71 3 Tim Kaeding 338
    72 O1 Christopher Bell 336
    73 13 Mark Dobmeier 331
    74 44 Chris Martin 331
    75 1A Jacob Allen 331
    76 13X Jac Haudenschild 330
    77 1S Logan Schuchart 326
    78 10 Matt Moro 316
    79 88N DJ Netto 314
    80 5V Colby Copeland 312
    81 23M Lance Moss 310
    82 67H Sam Hafertepe Jr. 307
    83 2KS Craig Dollansky 304
    84 35 Skylar Prochaska 303
    85 55W Logan Wagner 301
    86 93 Glenndon Forsythe 300
    87 44W Austen Wheatley 298
    88 20N Hunter Schuerenberg 297
    89 17J Joey Moughan 295
    90 2L Logan Forler 293
    91 10H Chad Kemenah 287
    92 1X Don Droud Jr. 284
    93 99 Brady Bacon 281
    94 75 Glen Saville 275
    95 47 Jeff Swindell 274
    96 81 Austin Johnson 272
    97 23 Jimmy Light 270
    98 31B Shane Golobic 269
    99 71 Kevin Swindell 267
    100 20 AJ Moeller 263
    101 15M Bobby Mincer 261
    102 56B Ryan Bernal 255
    103 7X Kaley Gharst 253
    104 4S Danny Smith 236
    105 O5 Brad Loyet 219
    106 96AU Bruce White 217
    107 1P Curtis Evans 215
    108 96 Bronson Maeschen 212
    109 55XM Brandon Wimmer 212
    110 17M Todd Mickelson 210
    111 2K Kevin Ingle 200
    112 23B Seth Bergman 188

  • VAN GISBERGEN AND WEBB SWAP COMMODORE FOR SPRINTCAR

    TEKNO Autosports’ Shane van Gisbergen and Jonathon Webb have traded in their Darrell Lea STIX Holden Commodore V8 Supercar for a Lucas Oil Sprintcar ahead of this weekend's Sydney Motorsport Park SuperSprint.
     
    Van Gisbergen and Webb got behind the wheel of Queensland champion Andrew Scheuerle’s brand new 900 horsepower #Q1 Ausdeck/Ian Boettcher Race Parts/Lucas Oil Sprintcar at Ausdeck Archerfield Speedway in Brisbane, fulfilling dreams of driving of Speedway’s most powerful cars.
     
    Both drivers agreed that the Sprintcar is a unique beast, with a greater power to weight ratio than a Formula 1 car, but took no time getting up to speed.
     
    “I grew up racing Speedway from when I was 10 till 15, and I've had a couple of drives of Sprintcars before but never anything this shiny or quick,” Van Gisbergen said.
     
    “I was a bit intimidated initially because it’s tight in the cockpit, the walls are close and Sprintcars have so much power, but I got more and more comfortable and the speed came with it.
     
    “When you sit in it, it doesn’t feel comfortable because you’re so upright and driving it like a bus, but when you get going the rush takes over. The power these cars have is just awesome.”
     
    While his team-mate had some prior experience, it was the first time Webb has strapped himself into one of the short-wheelbased winged monsters and he was amazed by its distinctive characteristics.
     
    Jonathon Webb was all smiles after his first taste of Sprintcars“They are so different to anything I’ve ever driven. Sprintcars are wild and out there, but a lot of fun. I definitely want to do it again.” Webb said.
     
    “It’s a bit overwhelming at first because everything is just so unnatural. I thought it was going to kill me because if you’re not careful it wants to tip you into the wall.
     
    “After I eased into, and stopped wobbling around the bottom it wasn’t as daunting as I first thought. The Lucas Oil boys gave us a brand new car, so I had to make sure I brought it back in one piece!”
     
    Scheuerle said the Holden V8 drivers could easily compete in dirt track racing’s premier category.
     
    “It was a great opportunity to show them what Speedway is all about. They both did a good job once they settled the nerves and got up to speed. Give them a few more laps and you’d throw them in a car for race night,” Scheurele said.
     
    “Shane is good in anything he sits in, but Jono surprised me at how quick he was despite never having driven a Sprintcar before.
     
    “I got a taste of V8 Supercars a couple of weeks ago when Shane took me around Queensland Raceway, so it was great to show them other categories Lucas Oil is involved in.”
     
    Van Gisbergen and Webb will get back into the Darrell Lea STIX Commodore at Sydney Motorsport Park this weekend for Round 8 of the V8 Supercars Championship, where the flying Kiwi won twice last year.

  • Victoria’s Newest Speedway

    News has just broken about a new speedway facility that’s being constructed close to Melbourne’s epicenter.

    Rumors are always rife regarding new tracks but this one is a little different.  This venue is already that far down the track in construction, Sprintcars have already cut some test laps. With lap speeds in excess of 158kmph its going to be a cracker once finished and open to the public.

    Everyone at The Motorsport Channel wish Extreme Speedway team all the best.

    Below is an extract from information posted by its creator  Dale Mathews .

    I’m happy to share with you that as we speak the new speedway is currently under construction and has been for some time, and its whereabouts for now will remain hush hush but I can tell you its much closer to Melbourne than you could imagine.

    I can also share with you there is not one large screen, not even two large screens but three and a fourth on the way giving the spectators unparalleled coverage of the racing including live timing and live in car footage from the race track. Under cover viewing facilities which can be retracted or extended depending on weather conditions are also a feature of the Extreme Speedway.

    A number of world firsts are incorporated into this state of the art package including a dust free racing surface….yes you read it correctly, under no circumstances will the track surface emit dust ( and no it is not a pavement or bitumen track )the surface is a technical ménage of all sorts of clever things that for obvious reasons I will not divulge.

    Both of the Extreme cars have already been on the track…..and the scale of the speed? well with yours truly driving the average lap speed was 158.4 kph and I’m sure that will increase as we only did a half day test session. No top speed was recorded as we never had the chance to arrange a radar for the session.

    I’m also sure that there are lots of other questions, but for now this is the only information forthcoming at this time, apart from that, you will get to see the Extreme Speedway at our first public viewing day in October 2016.

  • Waldron Expands with Toowoomba Speedbowl Acquisition

    News broke today of Barry and Felicity Waldron’s purchase of the operational rights to Toowoomba Speedway.

    It comes as no big surprise to some as the Waldron duo add to their portfolio of venues under management.

    Late last year they took control of Sydney Speedway and proceeded to immediately improve the dated facility.

    Capital earthworks including the now famous “Turn One Bar”, pit upgrades and the impressive BIG screen are just some of the much needed and well overdue improvements to the venue.

    Company spokesperson Steve Green said,
    “The venue will enjoy an injection of personnel; expertise and energy that it’s hoped will bring a wide range of positives along with it.

    There are many reasons why the time is right for Barry and Felicity to bring Toowoomba into their speedway family.  It begins with the basic premise that we’d like to lift the profile and the standard of the sport in that region.

    The Toowoomba region is considered a home base for Barry and Felicity Waldron as well so there’s an emotional connection to the expansion.”

    Personnel from the new owners other venue “Sydney Speedway” will lend much of their energy and expertise to the initiatives at Toowoomba and the team are looking forward to working with the Downs Speedway Club over the next few weeks to begin the process.

    Plans for the 2015/2016 season ahead are being formulated forthwith with announcements on the direction, marketing initiatives, schedule and proposed developments to be announced soon.

  • We gave you the Chance?

    I recently gave NASR Pty Ltd Trading As “Speedway Australia” the right of reply on a press release that Ray Solomon sent us regarding a range of issue’s pertaining to the management and operation of their company.

    I spoke to Robin Pearce and indicated that in fairness I would give Speedway Australia the right to explain and clarify any or all of the statements made by Mr Solomon.  I also told Mr Pearce that the same scrutiny and research would be applied to their statement as to Mr Solomon’s for accuracy.

    Speedway Australia made a statement but did not answer any questions!  They made a statement but did not send it to The Motorsport Channel!   They made a statement and inherently closed ranks and dodged all the questions.

    It’s been three weeks and still no direct reply so I’ve now withdrawn the opportunity for Speedway Australia to respond directly.

    I think we can all see what is really going on and the lack of communication further cements what many if not most already believe.

  • World Challenge Win Gives Lynton Jeffrey Final Ticket to Nationals Championship

    Lynton Jeffrey claimed the Speed Sport World Challenge Friday night, and in turn gained the 25th starting spot for Saturday’s 55th Annual FVP Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores! The Sydney, New South Wales, Australia native now residing in Prairie City, Iowa assumed the lead from James McFadden, who saw his power plant go up in smoke with two laps to go.

    Randy Hannagan jumped out to the early lead in the 20-lap event over Jeffrey and Kraig Kinser. Jeffrey used a slide job to gain the point from Hannagan on lap two, and took off from the field on the cushion after a lap three restart for a spun Sheldon Haudenschild.

    McFadden shot to third on lap four, while Daryn Pittman moved into the top five on lap five. Haudenschild brought out another caution and retired with a blown right rear with nine laps in the books. Jeffrey led Hannagan, McFadden, Pittman and Kinser back to green.

    McFadden stormed into second on lap 12 and stalked Jeffrey for five laps. On lap 17, he shot to the bottom of turn three and slid in front of Jeffrey to take the lead. The native of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, pulled away and appeared to be heading for the big show on Saturday night. Unfortunately, his motor went south with two laps to go, handing the win to Jeffrey.

    Jeffrey won by a large margin over Hannagan, Pittman, Brooke Tatnell and Brad Sweet. Kinser, Ian Madsen, hard-charger Christopher Bell, Tim Kaeding and Kerry Madsen rounded out the top ten.

    “I commiserate for (McFadden), he had a great car,” said Jeffrey in Victory Lane. “He’s had a little bit of bad luck in America this year. That sucked for him. He did a great job and got unlucky. I’ve done that myself. This team’s worked hard this year. I’m really thinking about the Swindell’s right now. I’d like to send some love and some prayers to the family and Kevin. I just hope he gets well, and I dedicate this win to him.”

    Speed Sport World Challenge (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Lynton Jeffrey (2); 2. Randy Hannagan (1); 3. Daryn Pittman (9); 4. Brooke Tatnell (6); 5. Brad Sweet (13); 6. Kraig Kinser (3); 7. Ian Madsen (7); 8. Christopher Bell (18); 9. Tim Kaeding (17); 10. Kerry Madsen (14); 11. Terry McCarl (12); 12. Jamie Veal (5); 13. Jordyn Brazier (16); 14. Lucas Wolfe (10); 15. Jason Sides (4); 16. James McFadden (8); 17. Scott Bogucki (15); 18. Sheldon Haudenschild (11); 19. Glen Saville (20); 20. Bruce White (21); 21. Jac Haudenschild (19). Lap Leaders: Hannagan 1, Jeffrey 2-16, McFadden 17-18, Jeffrey 19-20. Hard-charger: Bell.