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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

IndyCar stars highlight Wheldon karting pro-am


The Verizon IndyCar Series championship has concluded, but many of IndyCar’s biggest stars have one more race on the schedule this season. The Dan Wheldon Memorial Pro-Am Karting Challenge returns September 20th to Indiana's New Castle Motorsports Park, where participants will race to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Association.

The Dan Wheldon Memorial Pro-Am Karting Challenge is comprised of corporate-sponsored teams consisting of one professional driver and three amateur drivers for the two-hour race beginning at 12:30 p.m. (ET). Admission is free and all professional drivers will participate in a public autograph session at 11:45 a.m.

The event will feature Indianapolis 500 winners and Verizon IndyCar Series champions Scott Dixon and Tony Kanaan in addition to Marco Andretti, James Hinchcliffe, Ryan Briscoe, Josef Newgarden, Ed Carpenter, Sebastian Saavedra and others.

Click it: Directions and track information

"I'm proud to be a part of the second annual Dan Wheldon Memorial Pro-Am Karting Challenge,” said Dixon, a teammate of Wheldon at Target Chip Ganassi Racing. “Last year's race was a huge success and it was great to see so much support towards Dan's lasting legacy. This year will be bigger and better as we continue to support the Alzheimer's Association that Dan was very passionate about. I hope everyone can come out and be a part of a great day.”

The inaugural event last year raised more than $100,000 and was the catalyst to establishing The Sue Wheldon Fund, which funds Alzheimer’s programs in Indiana and Florida.

Wheldon’s widow, Susie, created The Dan Wheldon Foundation following last year’s event as a way to continue his work of giving back and supporting the Alzheimer’s Association.

“Dan was so giving of his time and resources,” said Susie Wheldon.  “I was completely blown away by the response last year and how much money we were able to raise and ultimately to be able to start a fund in Sue’s name. Dan will always be remembered as someone who had an immense passion for life and I want to carry on his legacy in the same way.  I feel blessed to be able to give back.”

Wheldon’s 5-year-old son Sebastian, who started racing karts in April, will lead the field in a pace lap. Each winning team member will receive a timepiece from Ritmo Mundo and a room package compliments of the Conrad Indianapolis.

Drivers also to compete for Dan Wheldon Cup

Verizon IndyCar Series and Mazda Road to Indy drivers also will compete for the Dan Wheldon Cup in the 11th Newgy Robo-Pong 200 endurance karting race Sept. 21 at New Castle Motorsports Park.
Former winners Carpenter and Newgarden are entered in addition to Pro Mazda champion Spencer Pigot, who will co-drive with Pro Mazda third-place finisher Neil Alberico.

The event, like the Dan Wheldon Memorial Pro-Am Karting Challenge, is free and open to the public. The 200-lap race on the one-mile track begins at 1 p.m. (ET). Wheldon co-drove to the victory in the inaugural event. (IndyCar)


Good Sam Club

McMahan Begins Trek East After California Weekend



Paul McMahan
Paul McMahan
TELFORD PA.– Immersed amongst friends and family, Paul McMahan tried to accomplish a major goal during the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series second west coast swing. 

In the end, what he was hoping was a story of victory turned into a story of battling through a set challenging situations. 

“We battled back and went forward most of that four race stretch,” said McMahan, who is a Northern California native. “It was something everynight that seemed to challenge us but our team rose to the occasion.”

The #51 Bairs Tree Service/Nyce Crete & Landis Block & Concrete/All Star Performance sprinter began the final four-race run on the left side of the U.S.A. by turning in an impressive charge at Southern Oregon Speedway near Medford. 

“Southern Oregon is a neat place,” commented McMahan, who has led 100 laps this season. “We were able to make up quite a bit of ground on the restarts and that’s how we gained seven spots.” 

On the docket next was the annual Gold Cup Race of Champions event at Silver Dollar Speedway near Chico, Calif. The two-day affair had special meaning to the driver from nearby Elk Grove.

“Gold Cup is huge to me because I grew up going there and racing there,” explained McMahan. “On night one we got tangled up in a situation that resulted in a finish well below our expectations. We were up to third at one point before we ran into trouble. Second night was a bit more of the same as we ended up catching a piece of three wrecks. Chico was tough and we really wanted to pick up a victory in one of the crown jewels of sprint car racing. It just wasn’t meant to be this year.” 

McMahan and the rest of the Outlaws closed out their second west coast swing with a trip to California's Antioch Speedway

“Antioch was a thorn in our side last year,” said McMahan, who notched a career best finish at the track. “To come out of there with a top-5 is great. The track was pretty narrow so we held on but we’re satisfied with the result.”

Plenty of windshield time is in store for the #51 crew as they trek east to Clay County Fair Speedway in Spencer, Iowa on Friday, September 12 before rolling north to Deer Creek Speedway near Spring Valley, Minn.  Following the weekend of racing, the Outlaws will return to Kokomo (Ind.) Speedway to make up an event that was rescheduled from June. 

“Clay County (Fair Speedway) is very weather dependent,” said McMahan.  “Depending on what Mother Nature is like, the track can go through so many changes. It’s a fast place and it takes place during the fair so we try to sneak over there for some Fried Oreos. Deerk Creek (Speedway) is a high–banked track where you’re spending a fair amount of time near the top. It’s a racers track, which I like very much. Kokomo is the same way and I am really glad we are going back there. Anything is possible as we are third in the points with Daryn (Pittman) In sight. It’s going to be a very competitive finish to the season.” (CJB Motorsports)

(Paul McMahan resides in Hendersonville)



U.S. 43 Dragway Images: 9/13/2014 - Part 1 (ProMod Final)


U.S. 43 Dragway 9/13/2014 (Steven Luboniecki photo for Middle Tennessee Racing Scene)
Richard Holt gets towed to the line.

U.S. 43 Dragway 9/13/2014 (Steven Luboniecki photo for Middle Tennessee Racing Scene)
Getting Holt settled in.

U.S. 43 Dragway 9/13/2014 (Steven Luboniecki photo for Middle Tennessee Racing Scene)
Michael Neal joins the short line of two finalists.

U.S. 43 Dragway 9/13/2014 (Steven Luboniecki photo for Middle Tennessee Racing Scene)

U.S. 43 Dragway 9/13/2014 (Steven Luboniecki photo for Middle Tennessee Racing Scene)
Pre-race preparations for Neal.

U.S. 43 Dragway 9/13/2014 (Steven Luboniecki photo for Middle Tennessee Racing Scene)
A Crew member puts down a little extra stick-um in the cooler weather.

U.S. 43 Dragway 9/13/2014 (Steven Luboniecki photo for Middle Tennessee Racing Scene)
The far lane is for Richard Holt.

U.S. 43 Dragway 9/13/2014 (Steven Luboniecki photo for Middle Tennessee Racing Scene)
Burn out by Neal.
(Steven Luboniecki photo for Middle Tennessee Racing Scene)
(Thanks to U.S. 43 Dragway for granting us access)

Music City Raceway Setup: Tuesday Drags


TUESDAY Racing Sept 16th - Street Legal Drag Racing, Quick 8 - Street Legal Bike Points Trophy racing with 4-wheelers/scooters (four or more scooters and get trophy to furthest Winner and Runner-Up) - 13.00 and up and you are a "scooter/4-wheeler" (multiple entries allowed).  PLUS CO-PILOTS!!! Gates open at 6:00 PM with time trials and eliminations at 8:30 PM.  Pro Tree time trials lane 5.  General admission $10 and $5 more to race!  $5 first round buy back only on Tuesday Nights! 

Zaiontz races to 20th career USCS 600 win at Tennessee National


HOHENWALD TN - Saturday night at Tennessee National Raceway, Bobby Zaiontz (Bobby Z) received a champion’s welcome back to www.rockauto.com Victory Lane. Zaiontz, the two-time www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Series champion and the series’ all-time winningest driver, powered past K&N Filters pole-sitter Mike Magic on lap 4 of the www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series 20-lap A-main during the 2nd annual Tennessee Fall Nationals and never looked back, driving un-challenged to his record-extending and milestone 20th career USCS mini-sprint triumph in a brand-new jet-black chassis.

“I didn’t think I had a chance at it, starting that far back,” Zaiontz said after celebrating in front of the fans. “We made some last-minute changes to the car; they were lining up and we changed the gears out and it turned out to be the right call. I can’t say enough, this is the third night out in this new car, the “Black Widow”, and we’ve got 3 wins. According to my math, that’s batting a 1000,” the champion grinned.

The event was slowed by four caution flags, including two on the opening lap for spins in turn 2 and turn 4, respectively. Rece Wommack’s spectacular engine failure on lap 5 drew the race’s third caution, but it was the final caution that changed both the course of the race and the season-long championship. 

Sean Hosey, the defending series champion and current points leader, clipped one of the apron tires coming off of turn 4 on lap 11 and broke the steering column in his No. 6 Stallard machine. When the car did not turn at the entrance to turn 1, Hosey shot up into the outside wall and flipped up on top of the wall before coming to rest on his wheels. In a testament to the safety of the race cars, Hosey climbed out uninjured and under his own power. 

“All I remember was it being really dark and a lot of head-banging going on,” Hosey described after climbing out of his car. “It’s not been a lack of speed this season, it’s just been an issue on my part because I’ve had to come from the back so many times this year but it’s really been a lot of dumb luck lately. 
” 
After surveying the damage, Hosey was unsure if his team would be ready in time to continue their championship defense in Georgia next time out. “It’s a hope we’ll be at Senoia next week, but this could be the end of my season,” Hosey admitted. “If it is, it’s been a fun ride.” 

When the race went back green, the field had one more shot to catch the wily veteran, but young gun Hayden Martin had nothing for Zaiontz and saw his charge fall short when his No. 67 machine lost fuel pressure with three laps to go. Martin was credited with ninth in the final rundown. 

Winder, Georgia’s Mike Magic ultimately chased Zaiontz home in the runner-up position, with Baldwin, Mississippi’s Kyle Carpenter finishing third in a banner night for the low-budget team. Bob Trapino, the Alpharetta, Georgia driver who was caught up in one of the opening lap spins, rallied back to finish fourth and Corinth, Mississippi driver Darl Parvin rounded out the top five. 

Leading rookie of the Year contender Bo Barber, from Clarksville, Tennessee, rallied from starting last for a sixth place finish and Ten Mile, Tennessee’s Tommy Thompson came home in seventh. Another home state driver, Michael Barton from Castalian Springs, was the final car running in the eighth position. 

Mike Magic kicked off the night’s action by grabbing the win in the Hoosier Tire Speed Dash, and Hosey took the win in the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat. Magic notched the win in the www.rockauto.com Second Heat. Magic was the provisional pole-sitter after scoring the most passing points in heat race action, and when a zero came up in the K&N Inversion Draw, he grabbed the K&N Filters Pole Position. Bo Barber advanced the most positions in the main event (eight) to garner the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award. 

The www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series season is scheduled to continue Friday, September 19th with the running of the 5th annual Senoia Summer Nationals at New Senoia Raceway in Senoia, Georgia.

RESULTS: www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series @ Tennessee National Raceway; September 13, 2014. 

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Mike Magic, Bob Trapino, Jordan Latham, Bo Barber, Michael Barton, Brandon Taylor.

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Sean Hosey, Bobby Zaiontz, Hayden Martin, Darl Parvin, Tommy Thompson, Rece Wommack, Brandon Taylor (DNS).

www.rockauto.com Second Heat: Mike Magic, Bob Trapino, Kyle Carpenter, Jason Johnson, Jordan Latham, Michael Barton, Bo Barber (DNS).

www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint A-Main 20 laps: 

1. #1 – Bobby Zaiontz, Columbus, MS
2. #5M – Mike Magic, Winder, GA
3. #13 – Kyle Carpenter, Baldwin, MS
4. #98 – Bob Trapino, Alpharetta, GA
5. #D14 – Darl Parvin, Corinth, MS
6. #14 – Bo Barber, Clarksville, TN
7. #3T – Tommy Thompson, Ten Mile, TN
8. #21 – Michael Barton, Castalian Springs, TN
9. #67 – Hayden Martin, Olive Branch, MS
10. #6 – Sean Hosey, Clarksville, TN
11. #33 – Rece Wommack, Westphal, MS
12. #51 – Jordan Latham, Sharon Grove, KY
13. #5J – Jason Johnson, Elkton, KY
14. #07 – Brandon Taylor, Cumming, GA

USCS 600 Sprint Race Awards:

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: #5M – Mike Magic
Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: #6 – Sean Hosey
www.rockauto.com Second Heat: #5M – Mike Magic
K&N Filters Pole Award: #5M – Mike Magic
K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award: #13 – Kyle Carpenter
Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award: #14 – Bo Barber
Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award: #D14 – Darl Parvin
Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award: #14 – Bo Barber
DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award: #6 – Sean Hosey


Monday, September 15, 2014

Nicholson collects 5th 2014 USCS win at Tennessee National



HOHENWALD TN – It's said, "Sometimes it's better to be lucky than good". On Saturday night at Tennessee National Raceway, Anthony Nicholson was the one with all the luck in his hand. Nicholson, the 2008 United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters Rookie of the Year from Bartlett, Tennessee reclaimed the lead from 2012 USCS National Champion Tim Crawley with four laps to go after Crawley blew a tire going into turn 3 during the series 30-lap Tennessee Fall Nationals A-main.. Nicholson then darted away to make his fifth trip to the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane this season.

Nicholson led the first 20 laps of the event before being passed by Crawley on a lap 21 re-start and said it was the most unlikely win he's ever had in a sprint car. It was his ninth career series victory, second straight in the series and his second consecutive TN Fall Nationals triumph after winning the event convincingly in 2013.

"I knew it was just a matter of time before (Crawley got around us) with all the cautions we had been having; the track blew off and we had too much stagger on the car," Nicholson explained about the battle with ten to go in www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane. "I knew it was coming and I tried to get down low but I went too low and it killed our speed. But when he blew that tire all I could think was, 'Wow'. Tonight just shows it's better to be lucky than good sometimes."

The event was slowed by four cautions, with the first flying on lap lap three for a spin by the No. 17M of Tony Wilson. The second yellow came out one lap shy of halfway when Drummonds, Tennessee's Justin Webb was battling Nicholson for the lead and 2012 USCS Rookie of the Year, Jeff Willingham from Ripley, Mississippi spun in front of Webb's No. 31, causing damage to the front end of Willingham's car and flattening the right front tire on Webb's machine when the two cars came together. Webb was given the allowed time under caution to return to the event at the tail end of the field, but his wheel was lodged on and the race re-start without him.  

The third caution was thrown on lap 20 when sprint car rookie Zach Roach from Sardis, Tennessee spun on the backstretch to set up Crawley's pass for the lead. The final caution came out after Crawley slowed in the racing line following his blown tire in turn three. He was able to change tires and rejoin the field at the rear.

Cordova, Tennessee female hot-shoe Morgan Turpen surged past her teammate Terry Gray after the final restart to take second place, with Gray, the ten-time series champion from Bartlett, Tennessee rounding out the podium in the K&N Filters third place. Fellow Bartlett native Curt Terrell tied his career-best USCS finish in fourth place and Nesbit, Mississippi veteran sprint car pilot Ronny Howard finished fifth.

Crawley rebounded from his blown tire to charge back through the field for a sixth place finish. Impressive 15 year-old Marco Island, Florida rookie Nick Snyder finished seventh. Sardis, Tennessee's Jake Roach crossed the checkered flag in eighth. Jeff Willingham finished ninth followed by Nesbit, Mississippi driver Wesley Shepherd who rounded out the top ten at the finish.

Morgan Turpen kicked off the evening's racing action by winning the Hoosier Tire Speed Dash, and followed that up with a win in the Engler Machine and Tool First Heat. Her teammate Terry Gray rolled to the victory in the Butlerbuilt Second Heat.

Tim Crawley was the provisional pole starter after scoring the most passing points in heat race action, but after a six number came up in the K&N Filters Pole award inversion drawing, Justin Webb received the K&N Filters Pole Award.  Wesley Shepherd passed the most cars in the A-main (five) to grab the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award.

The United Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N continues their 2014 schedule Friday, September 19th with the rescheduled Senoia Summer Nationals at New Senoia Raceway in Senoia, Georgia. (USCS)

RESULTS: USCS Sprint Car Series "Tennessee Fall Nationals"; Tennessee National Raceway; September 13, 2014

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash: Morgan Turpen, Justin Webb, Tim Crawley, Jeff Willingham, Curt Terrell, Anthony Nicholson (DNS).

Engler Machine and Tool First Heat: Morgan Turpen, Anthony Nicholson, Eddie Gallagher, Justin Webb, Curt Terrell, Tony Wilson, Jake Roach, Wesley Shepherd, Don Ryder.

Butlerbuilt Second Heat: Terry Gray, Tim Crawley, Brad Bowden, Ronny Howard, Jeff Willingham, Nick Snyder, Zach Roach, Mark Gant (DNS).

USCS Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N Tennessee Fall Nationals A-main results: 30-laps
1.     #16 – Anthony Nicholson, Bartlett, TN
2.     #10M – Morgan Turpen, Cordova, TN
3.     #10 – Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN
4.     #27 – Curt Terrell, Bartlett, TN
5.     #44 – Ronny Howard, Nesbit, MS
6.     #88 – Tim Crawley, Benton, AR
7.     #116 – Nick Snyder, Marco Island, FL
8.     #11 – Zach Roach, Sardis, TN
9.     #28 – Jeff Willingham, Ripley, MS
10.   #44S – Wesley Shepherd, Nesbit, MS
11.   #57 – Zach Roach, Sardis, TN
12.   #31 – Justin Webb, Drummonds, TN
13.   #1 – Eddie Gallagher, Olive Branch, MS
14.   #12B – Don Ryder, Knoxville, TN
15.   #17M – Tony Wilson, Paris, TN
16.   #39 – Brad Bowden, Hernando, MS (DNS)
17.   #25 – Mark Gant, Savannah, TN

USCS Sprint Car Series Race Awards:

Hoosier Tire Speed Dash
:  #10M – Morgan Turpen
Engler Machine and Tool First Heat:  #10M – Morgan Turpen
Butlerbuilt Second Heat:  #10 – Terry Gray
K&N Filters Pole Award:  #31 – Justin Webb
JE Pistons Top Guns Award:  #16 – Anthony Nicholson (1st place)
K&N Filters Podium (3rd place) Award:  #10 – Terry Gray
Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger Award:  #44S – Wesley Shepherd
Keizer Aluminum Wheels Top Five Award:  #44 – Ronny Howard
Saldana Racing Products Super Sixth Award:  #88 – Tim Crawley
Pyrotect Racing Cells Lucky Seven Award:  #116 – Nick Snyder
DMI/Bulldog Rear Ends Top Ten Award:  #44S – Wesley Shepherd

Anthony Nicholson raced to his 5th USCS presented by K&N Filters feature win of the season at Tennessee National Raceway on Saturday night.
Anthony Nicholson raced to his 5th USCS presented by K&N Filters feature win of the season at Tennessee National Raceway on Saturday night.
(USCS photo)

Weekly Schedule: 9/8 - 9/14/2014

Tuesday, September 9
  • Music City Raceway: Tuesday Street Legal & Golden Wild Card Race (setup)(results)
    • Street Legal Quick 8 winner: Michael Boatwright
    • Tuesday Trophy Stock winner: Thomas Kleppin
    • Street Bike winner: Camden Holder
Wednesday, September 10
  • Clarksville Speedway: Drag Test & Tune (setup)
Thursday, September 11
  • Highland Rim Speedway: Practice (setup)
Friday, September 12
  • Clarksville Speedway: Weekly Bracket Racing, Midnight Madness (setup)
  • I-40 Dragway: Test & Tune (setup)(rained out)
  • Jackson Dragway: Test & Tune (setup)
  • Middle Tennessee Dragway: Test & Tune, Trophy and Callout Racing (setup)
  • Music City Raceway: Friday Street Drags, Trophy Class & Test and Tune (setup)(results)
    • Gamblers winner: Thomas Kleppin
    • Open Trophy winner: Michael Estes
    • Bike Open Trophy winner: Patrick Ewing
  • Pickwick Dragway: Weekly Bracket Racing (setup)
    • Super Pro winner: Lee Roberts
    • Footbrake winner: Nick Gilmore
    • Jackpot Dial In: Chris Thrantham
  • U.S. 43 Dragway: Test & Tune (setup)
  • World of Outlaws Arnold Motor Supply Shootout at Clay County Fair Speedway (IA) (results)
    • 9 - Paul McMahan (Hendersonville TN)
Saturday, September 13
  • Beech Bend Raceway Park: Saturday Night Grudge Racing (setup)
  • Camden Speedway: Weekly Dirt Racing (setup)(results)
    • Crate Late Model winner: Evan Taylor
    • Open Wheel Modified winner: TJ Herndon
    • Hobby Street winner: Rex Berry
    • E-Mod Open Wheel winner: Jamie Mann
    • Street Modified winner: Jimmy Nolen
    • Mini Mod winner: Austin Newberry
    • Hummer winner: Martin Mensi
  • Clarksville Speedway: Weekly Dirt Racing [$1,000-to-win Open Wheel] (setup)(results)
    • Late Model winner: Charles Zimmerman
    • Open Wheel winner: Todd Riley
    • Crate Late Model winner: Levi Ashby
    • Mini Sprint winner: Jeremy Anderson
    • Mini Mod winner: Cole Harvey
    • Pure Mini Stock winner: Daniel Edwards
    • Pure Street winner: Floyd Clinard Jr.
  • Crossville Raceway: Weekly Dirt Racing (setup)
    • Street Stock winner: Randall Addison
    • Stock Truck winner: Clyde Britt
    • Dwarf winner: Joseph Underwood
    • Jr. Hornet winner: Chris Gaskins
    • Mod Lite winner: John Pitts
    • Outlaw Dwarf winner: Jonathan Allen
    • Legend winner: Brian Bourke
    • Hornet winner: Jacob Sharp
    • Late Model winner: Mark Martin
  • Duck River Raceway Park: Weekly Dirt Racing
  • Highland Rim Speedway: Weekly Asphalt Racing (setup)(results)
    • Sportsman winner: Tommy Climer
    • Super Stock winner: Samuel McCord
    • Pro 4 winner: Jerry Fitzgerald Jr.
    • Pure Stock winner: Donald Porter
    • Tuner winner: Daniel Harper
    • Rim Runner winner: Jay Jay Williams
    • Open Wheel winner: Scott Gay
    • Legends winner: Chad Davis
  • Jackson Dragway: Weekly Bracket Racing (setup)
  • Middle Tennessee Raceway: Weekly Bracket Racing (setup)
    • Super Pro winner: Joey Sisco
    • No-Box winner: Jerry King
    • Jr. Dragster winner: TJ Parsley
  • Music City Raceway: $5,000-to-win Delay, $2,000-to-win Non-Delay, Bikes & Jrs. (flyer)
    • Super Pro winner: Kelby Walker [$5,000]
    • Pro winner: Chris Blair [$2.000]
    • Pro Bike winner: Johnny Moffitt
    • Street Legal Trophy winner: Thomas Kleppin
    • Jr. Dragster winner: Chris Norrod
    • High School Champion: Brandon Waller
    • Camaro Club winner: Jeff Mayes
  • NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Lucas Oil 225 at Chicagoland Speedway (results)
    • 14 - Johnny Sauter (Nashville's Mike Curb is listed truck owner)
    • 16 - Mason Mingus (Brentwood TN)
  • Pickwick Dragway: Test & Tune, Gamblers Race
    • Gamblers winner: Lee Roberts
  • Tater Town Raceway: Test & Tune, Weekly Bracket Racing (setup)
    • Pure Street winner: Michael Eppperson
    • Footbrake winner: Wes Lockhart
    • Super Pro winner: Sean Perkins
    • Motorcycle winner: Wes Lockhart
    • Jr. Dragster winner: Nicole Leo
    • Best of the Best Race for Winners: Sean Perkins
  • Tennessee National Raceway: USCS Sprint Cars, Local Classes (flyer)
    • USCS 600 Mini Sprint winner: Bobby Zaiontz
    • USCS 360 Sprint winner: Anthony Nicholson
    • Street Stock winner: Bubba Green
    • Limited/Crate Late Model winner: Eric Hickerson
    • Modified Street winner: Jamie Holloway
    • E-Mod Summer Shootout winner: Eric Hickerson
    • Mini Stock winner: Tylor Clark
  • U.S. 43 Dragway: Outlaw Pro Mods, Weekly Bracket Racing (setup)
    • Super Pro winner: Jimmy Gonzales
    • No-Box winner: Paul Russell
    • ProMod winner: Michael Neal
  • Wartburg Speedway: Weekly Dirt Racing (canceled) 
  • World of Outlaws ASGROW/DEKALB Clash at the Creek at Deer Creek Speedway (MN) (results)
    • 1 - Paul McMahan (Hendersonville TN)
Sunday, September 14
  • Beech Bend Raceway Park: Weekly Bracket Racing (setup)(results)
    • Super Pro winner: Anela Neely
    • Pro winner: Doug Burks
    • Sportsman winner: Leon Robertson
    • ¼-Mile Trophy winner: Alan Rhoads
    • Jr. Dragster winner: Colby Frazier
(Some tracks only display results for the current week)

Highland Rim Speedway Images: 9/6/2014 - Part 3 (Larry Weakley - Faster Pastor)


Highland Rim Speedway 9/6/2014 (Steven Luboniecki photo for Middle Tennessee Racing Scene)

Highland Rim Speedway 9/6/2014 (Steven Luboniecki photo for Middle Tennessee Racing Scene)

Highland Rim Speedway 9/6/2014 (Steven Luboniecki photo for Middle Tennessee Racing Scene)

Highland Rim Speedway 9/6/2014 (Steven Luboniecki photo for Middle Tennessee Racing Scene)

Highland Rim Speedway 9/6/2014 (Steven Luboniecki photo for Middle Tennessee Racing Scene)

Highland Rim Speedway 9/6/2014 (Steven Luboniecki photo for Middle Tennessee Racing Scene)

Highland Rim Speedway 9/6/2014 (Steven Luboniecki photo for Middle Tennessee Racing Scene)
(Steven Luboniecki photos for Middle Tennessee Racing Scene)
(Thanks to Highland Rim Speedway for granting us access)

Camden Speedway Images: Saturday 6/14/2014 - Part 8 (Street Modified)


Camden Speedway 6/14/2014 (Steven Luboniecki photo for Middle Tennessee Racing Scene)
Feature racing three wide

Camden Speedway 6/14/2014 (Steven Luboniecki photo for Middle Tennessee Racing Scene)
Rich Berryhill (78B) tries the outside of Gregory Allen (A89)

Camden Speedway 6/14/2014 (Steven Luboniecki photo for Middle Tennessee Racing Scene)
Dustin Overman (1) spins on the inside of turn 2 in the feature as Zach Smith (102) rides up against the wall.

Camden Speedway 6/14/2014 (Steven Luboniecki photo for Middle Tennessee Racing Scene)
Battling for position are Keith Davis (3DO) and Jimmy Nolen (00)

Camden Speedway 6/14/2014 (Steven Luboniecki photo for Middle Tennessee Racing Scene)
Rich Berryhill (78B) tries the inside of Gregory Allen (A89) in later laps

Camden Speedway 6/14/2014 (Steven Luboniecki photo for Middle Tennessee Racing Scene)
For a second time in turn 2, Dustin Overman spins in the mud.

Camden Speedway 6/14/2014 (Steven Luboniecki photo for Middle Tennessee Racing Scene)

Camden Speedway 6/14/2014 (Steven Luboniecki photo for Middle Tennessee Racing Scene)
Keith Davis displays the checkers of victory.
(Steven Luboniecki photos for Middle Tennessee Racing Scene)
(Thanks to Camden Speedway for granting us access)


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Sunday, September 14, 2014

World of Outlaws: Deer Creek Win Makes It Five This Season for McMahan



This was McMahan's first career World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series win at Deer Creek Speedway

Paul McMahan
Paul McMahan
SPRING VALLEY MN - Cold temperatures might have hung over Deer Creek Speedway Saturday night for the ASGROW/DEKALB Clash at the Creek, but the action on track was hot, as Paul McMahan battled through lapped track and held off David Gravel to score his fifth World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series victory of the season.

"I'll tell you what, (my crew chief) Barry Jackson and everyone else with the CJB Motorsports car gave me a great car tonight. I was a little concerned starting on the bottom there on the original start and was able to slide up in front of David there," McMahan said.

McMahan started on the pole with Gravel in second. As the green flag fell on the feature, the two battled for the lead. As they dove into turn one, Gravel and McMahan made contact.

"He had a big run there and got into the back of me a little bit but it's just hard racing that we're doing out here," McMahan said.

The two drivers drag raced down the backstretch with the advantage to McMahan as they entered three and four. Gravel dove low as McMahan took the middle and when they hit the front stretch, Gravel did a wheelie and McMahan led the first lap.

Just as the field completed the first lap a wreck involving Davey Heskin left the driver on his roof on the exit of turn two. He was OK.

When they returned to green, McMahan chose the outside for the restart, something he would do again following cautions on laps 19 and 32.

"I tried to use the top as my advantage," McMahan said. "I tried to roll down the hill a little bit and I can control the restarts there being the leader. David was trying to run me up the race track and keep me in the dirty stuff so I just kind of let him go out in front of me and as soon as he got in front of me I took off and left him sitting there."

McMahan hit lapped traffic on lap eight and spent much of night battling through it. "You never know how far out in front you are. I was having a hard time getting through lapped cars because it was tough and the track got real slick. I was good through the middle but I would blow the tires off on exit."

Gravel, who set a new track record of 11.416 in scoring his 10th quick time of the season earlier in the night, worked on different lines throughout the feature. As the field fought its way through lapped traffic in the closing laps, Gravel closed the gap on McMahan.

"It was really good on the bottom of three and four," Gravel said. "The car stayed pretty consistent the whole time. I was good on the bottom or the top - it didn't really matter where I ran."

Then, on lap 32, the right rear tire of Joey Saldana, who was running third at the time and threatening Gravel's second place perch, shredded as the driver hit the front stretch. A subsequent caution eliminated McMahan's lead and gave Gravel one last shot at it as Kerry Madsen, now in third, and Craig Dollansky in fourth looked to make moves.

McMahan held the lead on the single file restart and cruised to his fifth win of the season with Gravel in second, Madsen in third and Dollansky in fourth. He maintains his third place position in the championship points standings, 293 out of the lead.

In victory lane, McMahan thanked his CJB Motorsports team owners Chad and Jenn Clemens for their support of him and the team.

Gravel, who ultimately came home second, almost did not make it in his Roth Motorsports car.
"After that last caution the car acted really funny," Gravel said. "I wish the green flag would have kept going there but to finish in second with a hole in the right rear, I'm glad it wasn't 40 laps."

Madsen, who battled forward from a 10th place starting position in his American Racing Custom Wheels car, held off Dollansky in the closing laps to finish on the podium.

"The track was extremely tricky though because you really wanted to be aggressive on the entry of the corner but every time you did, you would find a hole you couldn't see," Madsen said. "The track was really exciting. There were a couple of grooves around, like the middle of four. There was plenty of stuff to hit your marks and we had a pretty exciting race… Couldn't be more happy with the team."

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series heads to Indiana's Kokomo Speedway on Tuesday (16th) to make up a rainout from earlier this season. The series then heads to the Terre Haute Action Track on Wednesday (17th)

(Paul McMahan resides in Hendersonville)

DEER CREEK SPEEDWAY NOTES: David Gravel scored his 10th quick time of the season and set a new track record at Deer Creek Speedway after turning a lap of 11.416… Logan Schuchart, Terry McCarl, Craig Dollansky and Ian Madsen all won their Heat races tonight… Paul McMahan won the Dash and started on the pole of the A main… Brad Sweet received the KSE Hard Charger Award after advancing 10 positions to finish in sixth… Paul McMahan won his fifth race of the season on Saturday night. It was his first win at the track.

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Deer Creek Speedway; Spring Valley, Minn.; Sept. 13, 2014
A-Main - (35 Laps) - 1. 51-Paul McMahan [1] [$10,000]; 2. 83-David Gravel [2] [$5,500]; 3. 29-Kerry Madsen [10] [$3,200]; 4. 7-Craig Dollansky [6] [$2,800]; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman [3] [$2,500]; 6. 49-Brad Sweet [16] [$2,300]; 7. 15-Donny Schatz [9] [$2,200]; 8. 24-Terry McCarl [5] [$2,100]; 9. 4-Cody Darrah [13] [$2,050]; 10. 21-Brian Brown [12] [$2,000]; 11. 13-Mark Dobmeier [18] [$1,500]; 12. 17B-Bill Balog [15] [$1,200]; 13. 55-Brook Tatnell [21] [$1,100]; 14. 11-Steve Kinser [17] [$1,050]; 15. 1s-Logan Schuchart [8] [$1,000]; 16. 11K-Kraig Kinser [11] [$900]; 17. 82-Dusty Zomer [14] [$800]; 18. 71M-Joey Saldana [4] [$800]; 19. 81-Austin Johnson [23] [$800]; 20. 18-Ian Madsen [7] [$800]; 21. 59-Tim Kaeding [22] [$800]; 22. 35-Skylar Prochaska [19] [$800]; 23. 7S-Jason Sides [24] [$800]; 24. 56-David Heskin [20] [$800]. Lap Leaders: Paul McMahan 1-35. KSE Hard Charger Award: 49-Brad Sweet [+10]
Qualifying - 1. 83-David Gravel, 11.416; 2. 51-Paul McMahan, 11.480; 3. 71M-Joey Saldana, 11.500; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman, 11.514; 5. 15-Donny Schatz, 11.571; 6. 29-Kerry Madsen, 11.602; 7. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 11.610; 8. 21-Brian Brown, 11.619; 9. 1s-Logan Schuchart, 11.658; 10. 24-Terry McCarl, 11.670; 11. 7-Craig Dollansky, 11.697; 12. 4-Cody Darrah, 11.735; 13. 82-Dusty Zomer, 11.737; 14. 17B-Bill Balog, 11.748; 15. 49-Brad Sweet, 11.751; 16. 18-Ian Madsen, 11.783; 17. 11-Steve Kinser, 11.807; 18. 13-Mark Dobmeier, 11.823; 19. 35-Skylar Prochaska, 11.868; 20. 56-David Heskin, 11.875; 21. 7TAZ-Tasker Phillips, 11.875; 22. 55-Brook Tatnell, 11.917; 23. 59-Tim Kaeding, 12.014; 24. 81-Austin Johnson, 12.064; 25. 14-Jody Rosenboom, 12.108; 26. 7S-Jason Sides, 12.149; 27. 71A-R.J. Johnson, 12.150; 28. O9-Matt Juhl, 12.256; 29. 19-Ryan Wilson, 12.313; 30. 1A-Jacob Allen, 12.507; 31. 93-Derrick Lusk, 12.541; 32. 2K-Kevin Ingle, 12.643; 33. 101-Chuck McGillivray, 12.799
Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 1s-Logan Schuchart [2]; 2. 82-Dusty Zomer [1]; 3. 83-David Gravel [4]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [3]; 5. 11-Steve Kinser [5]; 6. 7TAZ-Tasker Phillips [6]; 7. 14-Jody Rosenboom [7]; 8. 101-Chuck McGillivray [9]; 9. 19-Ryan Wilson [8]
Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 24-Terry McCarl [2]; 2. 17B-Bill Balog [1]; 3. 51-Paul McMahan [4]; 4. 29-Kerry Madsen [3]; 5. 55-Brook Tatnell [6]; 6. 7S-Jason Sides [7]; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen [8]; 8. 13-Mark Dobmeier [5]
Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 7-Craig Dollansky [2]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [1]; 3. 71M-Joey Saldana [4]; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser [3]; 5. 59-Tim Kaeding [6]; 6. 35-Skylar Prochaska [5]; 7. 71A-R.J. Johnson [7]; 8. 93-Derrick Lusk [8]
Heat 4 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 18-Ian Madsen [1]; 2. 4-Cody Darrah [2]; 3. 21-Brian Brown [3]; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman [4]; 5. 81-Austin Johnson [6]; 6. 56-David Heskin [5]; 7. O9-Matt Juhl [7]; 8. 2K-Kevin Ingle [8]
Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 8 starting positions of A-feature) - 1. 51-Paul McMahan [2]; 2. 83-David Gravel [1]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [4]; 4. 71M-Joey Saldana [3]; 5. 24-Terry McCarl [6]; 6. 7-Craig Dollansky [7]; 7. 18-Ian Madsen [8]; 8. 1s-Logan Schuchart [5]
Last Chance Showdown - (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 35-Skylar Prochaska [2] [-]; 2. 13-Mark Dobmeier [1] [-]; 3. 56-David Heskin [3] [-]; 4. 7S-Jason Sides [6] [-]; 5. 7TAZ-Tasker Phillips [4] [$200]; 6. O9-Matt Juhl [8] [$180]; 7. 14-Jody Rosenboom [5] [$175]; 8. 19-Ryan Wilson [9] [$160]; 9. 71A-R.J. Johnson [7] [$150]; 10. 93-Derrick Lusk [11] [$150]; 11. 101-Chuck McGillivray [13] [$150]; 12. 2K-Kevin Ingle [12] [$150]; 13. 1A-Jacob Allen [10] [$150]

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

Pos.
Car
Driver
Total
Diff
Wins
Top 5's
Top 10's
QT
1
15
Donny Schatz
10649
0
20
53
69
7
2
9
Daryn Pittman
10448
-201
13
42
66
4
3
51
Paul McMahan
10356
-293
5
41
67
10
4
29
Kerry Madsen
10185
-464
6
38
61
6
5
71M
Joey Saldana
10155
-494
5
33
53
22
6
49
Brad Sweet
9943
-706
5
26
52
2
7
4
Cody Darrah
9580
-1069
2
16
40
3
8
11
Steve Kinser
9408
-1241
1
10
36
0
9
11k
Kraig Kinser
9147
-1502
1
7
28
0
10
83
David Gravel
9015
-1634
4
20
45
10
11
7s
Jason Sides
8584
-2065
0
2
19
0
12
1S
Logan Schuchart
8029
-2620
0
5
14
1
13
1A
Jacob Allen
6898
-3751
0
0
1
0
14
1
Sammy Swindell
5990
-4659
2
11
19
1
15
59
Tim Kaeding
3874
-6775
0
3
14
0
16
2
Shane Stewart
3785
-6864
2
9
18
4
17
5W
Lucas Wolfe
3442
-7207
0
2
8
1
18
21
Brian Brown
3050
-7599
0
4
11
0
19
77X
Wayne Johnson
2614
-8035
0
0
0
0
20
W20
Greg Wilson
2481
-8168
0
0
2
0

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