Friday, September 16, 2016

iPull-u-Pull Challenge Part Of Busy October 1st Program At Madera

MADERA, CALIFORNIA (September 16, 2016) – LoanMart Madera Speedway has announced a major event for October 1st, with the inaugural iPull-u-Pull National Sprint Car Challenge for Winged Sprints highlighting an exciting program on the one-third mile asphalt oval. The $3000 to win, $500 to start Winged Sprint Car race will be enhanced by the inaugural West Coast Sportsman 75, BCRA Midgets, CSS 360 Super Modifieds, HPD Midgets, and Legends of Kearney Bowl. The track's regular Modified Super Toyotas (MSTs) and Toyota Sedans will also compete in their season finales.

iPull-u-Pull located in Fresno is a new sponsor for Madera Speedway. They offer CashForCars for end of life vehicles or vehicles for sale. They offer the industry's first 60-day Cash Back Guarantee and cater to both the general public and mechanics who needs parts.

The National Sprint Car Challenge will serve as the season finale for the Madera Western Winged Super Sprints and will be televised on MAVTV. Entries from across the western United States are expected. Teams are encouraged to pre-enter by calling (209) 356-1968 or emailing This will be the third consecutive year that Madera has hosted national Winged Sprint Car competition to close its open wheel-portion of the schedule and has previously produced some of the most action packed racing in track history. The 2014 edition was notably a non-stop 40 lap feature.

At press time Sacramento's Tom Baker leads the Madera points while still searching for his first win. Gerhardt Classic winner Cody Gerhardt, rookie Justin Kawahata, and the father and son duo of Nevada's Bob and Al Beck round out the top-five in the points. Glenn Hutchison's entry has earned a combined 156 points between his son Dylan and Idaho driver Bryan Warf sharing driving duties. Clovis' AJ Russell and Dylan Noble are another series regulars.

The inaugural West Coast Sportsman event will be a split 75 lap race with a 50 lap opening segment followed a 25 lap segment later in the program. West Coast Sportsman mirrors many of the cost-saving procedures of the LoanMart Late Models such as one set of tires per race weekend. The West Coast Sportsman is a team-driven initiative of former steel and composite bodied West Series-type cars. This non-points event is shaping up to feature several local Madera drivers in competition as a test race for a possible 2017 season for the cars. Teams that compete in the October 1st opener each receive four free pit passes to ease their transition into the series.

360 Super Modified fans should be treated to a strong field as well with CSS officials confirming an increased car count is expected. The BCRA Midgets have had a thrilling and competitive season made up of many long-time veterans to the sport along with several drivers that race double-duty across Sprints and Midgets. Entry level USAC HPD Midgets have been a battle between the Breidinger sisters and Jesse Love IV while the Legends of Kearney Bowl is one of the best vintage exhibition series on the planet with large fields of vintage Super Modifieds.

Female drivers anchor the top of the Toyota Sedan field with Jilliaun Holden and Lucy Carmona, while Kevin Thompson is closing in on yet another MST track championship.

All of the above comprises one very busy night at the MAVTV-televised LoanMart Madera Speedway! Race fans can catch up on LoanMart Madera Speedway racing with "Madera Racing" airing Thursdays on MAVTV at 8 p.m. Eastern / 5 p.m. Pacific. Check your local listings. LoanMart Madera Speedway racing is also available on the LucasOilRacing.TV app

For more information, visit

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Regular Season Finale At 99 This Weekend

STOCKTON, CALIFORNIA (September 14, 2016) - Stockton 99 Speedway will host its points season finale on Saturday night with the double points Night of Champions at the 68 year old quarter-mile. Night of Champions caps off a 2016 season that has focused on rebuilding the local heroes, with points paying action for the new Stockton Late Models, return of the Grand American Modifieds, Bombers, and Mini Cups.

Stockton Late Models has been one of the success stories of the year in California short track racing. Building off of the advancements of Super Stocks along with many regional tracks going to a low cost Late Model formula, Stockton Late Models have hit on the sweet spot of speed and affordability. Pete Anderson, Jr. won last week's 35 lap feature but runner-up Larry Tankersley leads Dennis Byres by 51 points heading into the finale. Tankersley just needs a smooth finish to wrap up the championship!

Justin Lovelace and Aaron Shankel round out the top-four. The father and son duo of Chad and Seth Holman have split time in their entry to run eighth and 14th in the overall order but would be fourth on their combined efforts. Gary Shafer, Jr.'s Fourth of July weekend win was enough to boost him to sixth in the standings. 26 different drivers have earned points this year in nine races.

Sacramento's Eric Price got his first Grand American Modified win of the year last week to move within 16 points of his younger brother Kris in the tightly wound championship battle. Stockton Super Stock graduate Robbie "The Kid" Knittel ranks third ahead of Sammy Solari and Camino's Scot Alves.

John Medina and Brad Mast have consistently anchored the top of the Bomber points all season, with Mast getting Saturday's win over Medina. Medina leads Mast by 63 points to all but wrap up the championship. Allen Rider III, Dave Anderson, and Mikala Stearns make up the rest of the top-five. A season-high 12 cars competed in last Saturday's main event.

The youngest drivers at Stockton 99 Speedway are in the California Mini Cups, where drivers ages 8-15 compete in this diminutive spec cars. A class virtually entirely made up of rookies, Hollister's Adam "The Bullet" Lemke is using his sophomore season to lead rookie second generation driver JoJo Stearns by ten points heading into the finale. Kash Holman is third in his rookie campaign ahead of fellow rookie Aaron Thomas and sophomore driver Joshua "Bubba" Terry.

No Friday practice will be held for this weekend's activities.

$15 for Adults ages 16+
$10 for Juniors ages 11-15, Seniors ages 60+ and Military with valid I.D.
FREE for Kids 10 & Under

Parking is FREE

Pit Gates open at 1pm
Pit Passes are $40 all ages
Gates open at 5pm with racing starting at 6pm

Entry Information Released For PCS October Classic At Roseville

Jeremy Doss won the inaugural running of the October Classic 100 (Photo Courtesy Patriot Media)

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA (September 15, 2016) - Entry details have been released for the fast-approaching 3rd Annual October Classic 100. The non-points Pacific Challenge Series presented by race has become the premier race for the series, and takes place on October 15th at All American Speedway in Roseville, CA. The race is the undercard for the TOYOTA/NAPA Auto Parts 150 NASCAR K&N Pro Series, West weekend at the one-third mile.

2012 series champion and 2016 points leader Jeremy Doss of Upperlake, CA won the inaugural running in 2014 which served as a points race that year. Doss was a major factor in the 2015 edition when he took a challenge to start at the rear of the field but ultimately fell short to 2015 series champion John Moore of Granite Bay, CA.

Not only is the event one of the highest paying and includes a litany of contingency prizes, the race has also become a large fundraiser for Placer County breast cancer initiatives. Ribbons will be sold through WrapStar Pro with all money being donated. The series raised $2,610 last season and aims to do more this year.

Entry form information is available at the Pacific Challenge Series website Pre-entry is due by October 3rd to be eligible for the numerous contingency prizes offered. Pre-entry is $100 and includes car and driver. Contingency prizes are being offered from many great partners, including NAPA Tool Boxes, American Racer Tires, Sunoco race fuel, AR Bodies, K&N Filters, WrapStar Pro, Bassett Wheels, Competition Carb, Penney Racing Supply, and Joe's Racing Products. The full contingency list is available on the entry form. Entries after the deadline will be $125.

The race weekend format includes an optional practice, registration, and parking day on Friday October 14th, before additional practice, qualifying, the American Racer Tire dash, and the October Classic 100 on Saturday October 15th.

Tickets for the October Classic 100 can be pre-purchased at Adults ages 12+ are $30 in advance, while Military will get a discounted price of $25 and kids 6-11 are $15. Kids five and under are free. All prices increase by $5 at the gate.

Pacific Challenge Series racers have two more points races on their agenda to settle the score for the 2016 championship with a great battle between prior series champs Doss and Modesto's Mike Beeler. The series races at All American Speedway on Saturday September 24th in a prelude to the October Classic and will wrap up its points season the following weekend at Ukiah Speedway on October 1st.

For more information on the Pacific Challenge Series, visit them online at or on Facebook and YouTube.

The Pacific Challenge Series is presented by: Penney Racing Supply, Penney & Associates, American Racer Tires, Maita Chevrolet, Tech2U, Compact-It, Northwest Compactors, Naake Suspension, Sunoco Fuels, Five Star Bodies, BrakeOMeter, Lefthander Chassis, ARP Bodies, Joes Racing Products, Bassett Wheels, Frank's Radio, WrapStar Pro, and Blakesley Sports Media. All PCS Super Late Models race ABC Bodies or Muscle Car bodies on American Racer Tires with Sunoco Racing Fuel.

2016 Pacific Challenge Series Schedule
(Subject To Change)

March 19 Madera Speedway (Madera, CA) *Televised on MAVTV, presented by Loanmart* - Winner: Jacob Gomes

April 16 All American Speedway (Roseville, CA) Winner: Jason Romero

May 8 Ukiah Speedway (Ukiah, CA) Winner: Jeremy Doss
May 28 Stockton 99 Speedway (Stockton, CA) *Round #1 of Tri-Holiday Series* Winner: Eric Schmidt

June 4 Shasta Speedway (Anderson, CA) Winner: Tracy Bolin
June 25 All American Speedway (Roseville, CA) *w/ North State Modified Series* Winner: Jason Romero

July 2 Stockton 99 Speedway (Stockton, CA) *Round #2 of Tri-Holiday Series* Winner: Mike Beeler
July 16 Ukiah Speedway (Ukiah, CA) Winner: Mike Beeler

August 13 Madera Speedway (Madera, CA) *Televised on MAVTV, presented by Loanmart* Winner: Jeremy Doss

September 3 Stockton 99 Speedway (Stockton, CA) *Round #3 of Tri-Holiday Series* Winner: Travis Milburn
September 24 All American Speedway (Roseville, CA) *w/ North State Modified Series*

October 1 Ukiah Speedway (Ukiah, CA) *2016 Championship Race*
October 15 All American Speedway (Roseville, CA) *w/ K&N West, Non-Points*

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

The Spears SRL Southwest Tour Series Visits Tucson Speedway


FIRST TIME EVER: This Saturday night will mark the first time in series history that the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series will compete on the Tucson Speedway 3/8-mile oval.

TWO AUTOGRAPH SESSIONS: Fans with get two chances to meet the drivers of the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series, once on Friday at 6:45pm at the Tech Shack, and Saturday at 6:15pm at the on track Meet ‘n Greet.

CHAMPIONSHIP TOP TEN: Current top ten in the SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour Series championship standings: Derek Thorn-Bakersfield, CA 1040 points, Ryan Cansdale-Laguna Beach, CA 969, Christian McGhee-Claremont, CA 956, Jacob Gomes-Manteca, CA 902, Bobby Hodges-Carson City, NV 872, Carlos Vieira-Livingston, CA 852, Blaine Rocha-Oakdale, CA 814, Keith Spangler-Porter Ranch, CA 801, Brandon White-Eureka, CA 654, Parker Stephens-Olympia, WA 630.

Points system: Winner 180 points, 2nd 170, 3rd 165, 4th 160, 5th 155, 6th 150, 7th 146, 8th 142, 9th 138, 10th 134, 11th 130, 12th on down 3 points less per position.

SEVENTIETH START: Defending SPEARS Southwest Tour Series champion, Jacob Gomes of Manteca, will be making his 70th series start this weekend. At age 23, Gomes is tied with Scott Sanchez for 4th on the all-time starts list.

TIRES: The abrasive track surface at Tucson Speedway may show its ugly head late in the “Roasted Rattler 125”, as tire wear and tire preservation may heavily affect the outcome of Saturday night’s 125-lap SPEARS Southwest Tour Series race. Look for a lot of three-wide racing this weekend.

HUDDLESTON WIN: In his quest for the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national title, Trevor Huddleston traveled to Tucson Speedway
on September 3rd to gain NASCAR national championship points and drove away with the victory.

TUCSON KNOW-HOW: In addition to Huddleston, Bobby Hodges, Dan Holtz, Bobby Lyon, Mike Mendenhall, Craig Raudman, Blaine Rocha, and Keith Spangler are the only SPEARS Southwest Tour Series drivers entered this weekend with any Tucson Speedway experience. Keith Spangler has the most Tucson Speedway starts of any active SPEARS Southwest Tour Series driver with eleven.

TRAVELIN’ MAN: After traveling only a few blocks from his home to Redwood Acres Raceway in Eureka, CA. for the previous SPEARS Southwest Tour Series race on August 5th. Brandon White, who resides in Eureka, will travel more than 1,200 miles one way for this weekend’s “Roasted Rattler 125” at Tucson Speedway.

CHAMPIONSHIP UNCERTAINTY: With just 168 points separating the current top five in the point standings, and a maximum of180 points available at each race, the 2016 SPEARS Southwest Tour Series championship is far from decided with three races remaining.

RACE 411: This Saturday night, September 17th, at Tucson Speedway, the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series “Roasted Rattler 125”. Spectator gates open at 5pm, SPEARS Southwest Tour Series qualifying at 5:15pm, On-track Fan Meet and Greet, 6:15pm, Racing at 7pm, Adult tickets $12, Junior tickets ages 11-16 $7. For more information go to or


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About the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series:
Celebrating its sixteenth season in 2016, the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series is a regional stock car series competing on paved ovals in the southwestern portion of the U.S. “The SPEARS Southwest Tour Series…Where the Champions Race”.

Speedway Willow Springs Returns To Action This Saturday

By Dave Grayson

Speedway Willow Springs will be turning on the lights this Saturday night to present round five of what has been a very competitive and entertaining 2016 season. The always challenging quarter mile paved oval is located within the massive Willow Springs International Raceway complex in the beautiful community of Rosamond. The evening will feature racing from six different divisions with the green flag waving over the first race at 6pm. The evening is being presented by Platinum Jewelry and Loan of Lancaster.

One of the major highlights of the evening will be the 40 lap main event from the Hooper's Rear End Service Elite Division. Driver David Brandon has been on fire this season and appears to be well on his way to a division championship. However, this doesn't mean his fellow drivers are going to lay back and hand him another trophy. This particular racing division is loaded with driving talent that includes speedway veterans, former track champions and main event winners such as Chris Peedan, Alex Anderson, John Penning and Randy Wilkins. This quartet of drivers will be on a mission Saturday night to figure out how to beat Brandon and be the first to pass under the checkers on lap 40.

Driver Tony Forfa is sitting on top of the championship points in the Platinum Jewelry and Loan standings, with three feature wins, and goes into Saturday night with a 15 point advantage over Justin Good whose feature win proves he can also get the job done. Not to be overlooked here is the presence of drivers Jerry Baxter , ageless wonder Bruce Secord and Dwight Kelly who are separated by three points in a fight for the third in the standings. The division's 35 lap main event is expected to be another lively affair as they have been all season long.

Driver Johnny Troesch has been formidable so far in the Wayne and Dave's Automotive Hobby Stock division with his four feature wins including three wins in a row. However, it was fellow competitor Michael Williams who broke that three win streak and lines up second in the championship standings only 12 markers behind Troesch. With only three races remaining in the season, that deficit could possibly be eradicated. These two drivers will be the pair to watch during the division's 30 lap main event.

The Lucas Oil Mini Stocks season has been highly interesting so far this season. It began with driver-team owner John Dunlap winning the first race of the season. He next turned the ride over to Willow Springs veteran Bobby Dezarov who won the second race of the season. Then, in the month of May, driver Ryan Bragdon got curious about Willow Springs racing and won three consecutive races. Another interesting aspect of this division is the presence of driver Greg Didoha whose consistent top five finishes has him second in the championship standings only four points behind Bragdon. However, Dezarov is only six points away from the top. This division could possibly turn out to be one of the best title runs of the 2016 season.

The always fun Tire Store Skid Plate division will be treating their fans to twin main events Saturday night. Driver Jon Carter leads the division's championship standings with 64 points. However, he only holds a six point advantage over drivers Mike Howard and Daniel Chadwick who are tied for second in the standings. All three drivers have scored feature wins this year.

Making a return appearance Saturday night, as a special guest division, will be those adorable youngsters in their mini dwarf cars. This division comes with a major ooh and aah factor especially when the drivers participate in a victory lane interview. Who knows? You may be watching the development of a great future racing champion.

One of the major factors during an evening at Speedway Willow Springs is their dedication to providing family fun. That includes entertaining the kids with special programs such as the Big Wheel trike races on the front stretch and the kids candy toss. From the children, their parents and grand parents, this program is all about family fun.

A weekend at the Willow Springs International Raceway complex is also extremely budget friendly for the race fans. The purchase of a $10 wrist band at the front gate will allow fan access to the racing programs at every one of their tracks on both Saturday and Sunday. By the way, kids age eight and under are admitted free. In the case of this weekend fans can take in high powered motorcycle racing on Saturday at the Streets of Willow Springs, a 1.6 mile road course. Next, you can return to the complex to watch the Los Angeles based Specialty Car Craft Auto Track Day featuring exotic custom sports cars being put through their paces on Big Willow, the mammoth 2.5 mile, nine turn, road course. Add all of this to the action from Speedway Willow Springs and you have the makings of a super racing weekend.

Racing at the Speedway Willow Springs is presented by a large team of highly potent, and much appreciated, sponsors featuring A To Z Graphics, ABADAK, Adams Metalizing & Grinding, Angel's Touch Towing, Benz Sanitation, Deist Safety, Dezarov's Mobile Auto Service, Dominguez Mexican Restaurant, 51 Fifty Energy Drink, Frank's Radios, High Desert Cellars, Hooper's Rear End Service, KGG Electric, K&N Performance Filters, Linny White's Race Shop, Lucas Oil Products Inc, Misfit Motorsports, Pinnacle Peak Steak House San Dimas & Colton, Platinum Jewelry & Loan Lancaster, Scramblez, Street Customs, Studio Equipment Rentals, 10,000 RPM, The Tire Store and Wayne & Dave's Automotive.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Henderson clinches title for Moulton in substitute role

By Matthew J. Sullivan

It was a fine evening for racing this past Saturday night at Redwood Acres Raceway. It was Mid City Motor World Night at the Races and all six local divisions were in action including the late model division which was running its final point paying event of 2016.

Prior to the racing action starting, Redwood Acres Raceway and its fans paid tribute to the late Nyle Henderson. Henderson was a former racer at Redwood Acres Raceway and was a fixture at the Acres for more than 30 years. Nyle Henderson is the father of the late, Steve Henderson who was also a driver at Redwood Acres Raceway in the 80s on the dirt and the 90s on the pavement. Henderson is also the grandfather of current RAR driver, David Henderson.

James Nichols was fast time in the California State and Federal Employee Credit Union roadrunner division with a 20.763. Dominic Vogelsang won the trophy dash while heat race victors were Ken Barrett and Nichols. The 20-lap feature started off with the cars running in the opposite direction. The race was slowed early when Gage Ethridge hit the wall in turn three. Ken Barrett led the opening two laps before Vogelsang took over. Even after the cars were turned around to run the proper direction around the track, Vogelsang was dominant. At the finish it was Vogelsang taking his first main event win. Nick Ford placed second followed by Nichols, Barrett and Tyler Peach.

Qualifying for the Humboldt Hydroponics mini stocks was paced by Brian Murrell, Sr. with a 19.045. Gary Klinetobe took trophy dash honors while heat races were won by Brian Murrell, Jr. and Rick Estes. The 25-lap feature was led early on by Brian Murrell, Jr. On lap six, Rick Estes took over and never looked back. The best battle for the rest of the race was for third between Jarrett Mayo, Klinetobe, Palmer and Murrell, Jr. At the front, Estes was able to hold on and withstand a late charge by Murrell, Sr. to take the win. Mayo took third, Klinetobe fourth and Palmer rounded out the top five.

Brad Curtice set quick time for the Legends class with a 18.001 qualifying time. Robert Miller took the trophy dash win while Curtice took the heat race victory. Curtice and Miller resumed their season-long battle in the 25-lap main event. In spite of Curtice leading from start-to-finish, it was a tight race between the two. At the finish it was Curtice taking the win over Miller, Anissa Curtice and M’Kinzy Uselton.

Kolby Jackson was fast time for the Fortuna Wheel and Brake bomber division with a 18.276. The trophy dash saw an unfortunate accident between John Lally, Ray Taylor, Sr. and Jordon Paiment which sent Paiment hard into the wall. While Paiment was okay, he was finished for the night. Jackson won the dash. The heat race was taken by Taylor, Sr. Steven Taylor led the opening lap of the 25-lap main before Jackson took over the lead. Jackson would never fall out of the top position. The event was cut short of its scheduled distance when Lally spun in turn three. James Moore had nowhere to go and slammed into Lally’s rear-end. Thankfully both drivers were okay. Officials declared the race official with Jackson being the winner. Ray Taylor, Sr. was second while Moore was credited with third. Shane Toole finished fourth while Steven Taylor placed fifth.

The fastest driver in Thunder Roadster qualifying was Ronnie O’Neil with a 17.339. Aaron Byers won the trophy dash while Tommy Payne took the heat race. Jett Taylor led the first lap of the 30 lap main but on lap two it was Byers in the lead. The highlight of the race was for third between Donnie Brown, O’Neil and Payne. On lap 19, Payne finally prevailed to move into third. Nobody had anything for Byers on the night as he took the win in dominating fashion. Taylor placed second followed by Payne, O’Neil and Brown.

13 Mid City Motor World late models took time with David Henderson setting fast time with a 15.828. Henderson was racing as a substitute for Mic Moulton who was injured in the most recent race on August 20th. Henderson’s role as Moulton’s sub took an even bigger role on the night as the points champion in the division was on the line and Moulton was the points leader over Marty Walsh.

Walsh took the trophy dash win while heat race victories went to Kenny Demello and Henderson. Demello led the opening lap of the 50-lap feature before giving way to Corey James. James’ time up front was short as Henderson moved to the lead on lap six. Meanwhile, Walsh was having to play catch up having been involved in an opening lap tangle which put him at the rear of the field.

Racing came to a halt on lap 30 and several cautions slowed the race. The most notable incident involved Dustin Walters and Walsh with both going to the rear. Henderson looked to have the dominant car but began suffering issues. On lap 38, James maneuvered back to the lead. Two laps later a major incident in turn four brought out the yellow. Officials deemed the race official with James taking the win and Henderson helping Moulton claim the championship. Walsh recovered to finish third while Robbie Nelson and Ken Hallis rounded out the top 10.

Racing at Redwood Acres Raceway returns Saturday September 24th for the final points race of the season presented by Maxwell’s Custom Automobiles. The late models will be off but the other five local classes will be in action to determine who will win the track championships in each division. Concluding the event will be the second boat race of 2016.

2016 at the Acres concludes October 7th, 8th, and 9th with the return of the Fall Spectacular. Late models and modifieds highlight the event while roadrunners, bombers, mini stocks, Legends and Thunder Roadsters will also be in action. For more information about the Fall Spectacular including entry forms and purse payout please visit Redwood Acres Raceway’s official website,

Doni Wanat Snags First Career NWSLMS Win

Wenatchee, WA (September 12, 2016)–Short track racing was at its best for the Neal Newberry 125 at Wenatchee Valley Super Oval Saturday night in Wenatchee, WA. When the lights came on and the checkered flag flew it was Doni Wanat taking home his first career Northwest Super Late Model Series victory.

Joey Bird, Clint Habart, Braeden Havens and Alan Cress rounded out the Top-5 finishers.

The day started out with the 24-car field taking to qualify for the 125-lap feature. Current NWSLMS point’s leader, Garrett Evans, set a new track record at 12.535-sec. lap. Both Jan Evans, son of Garrett and Braeden Havens would also break the previous track record. An eight-car invert was pulled by Garrett Evans, putting Andy Sole and Steve Floyd on the front row.

Sole and Floyd brought the 24 car field through the gears to the green flag with Floyd using the outside line to overtake Sole for the lead. Floyd stayed out front for the first 17 laps until Brent Harris moved from third to first in just two laps with a pass on Floyd to the outside. Harris would showcase his horsepower on the fast quarter mile for the next 50 laps, withstanding pressure throughout the stretch from hard-charging Shane Mitchell.

On lap 67 a car spinning brought out the caution bringing Mitchell and Harris side by side for the restart. When the green flag flew it was Mitchell getting a run to the outside as the two raced side by side for the next two laps. On lap 70 Harris made contact with Mitchell in turn No. 4 sending Mitchell sideways. Harris and Mitchell would retire for the evening after the contact.

After the smoke settled it was Garrett Evans in the top spot with Wanat to his outside on the restart. The lead wouldn’t last long for Evans as Alan Cress would make a run to pass both Wanat and the leader Evans to establish himself at the front of the field.

Cress would hold the lead for several laps until Wanat made a move to retake the top spot with less then 40 laps to go. In the closing laps both Cress and Evans would fall back due to handling issues.

Wanat was able to build a commanding lead until a caution came out on lap 114 bunching up the field once again. This time on the restart it was a fast charging Bird who would battle Wanat to the checkered flag. Bird came from the thirteenth starting position to second and positioned himself for a win but it Wanat who was able to hold the young gun and take the checkered flag.

JOES Racing Hard Charger was Molly Helmuth who advanced 13 positions from 24th to 11th place finish. Bird power driving to the front earned him the “KRC Power Steering Power Move of the Race”.

Next up for the NWSLMS is the series championship race, the 29th Annual Fall Classic, at Yakima Speedway. Set for September 30-October 2, this is the premier season finale for the Northwest.

The Northwest Super Late Model Series Inc. is the premier regional touring Super Late Model series in the Pacific Northwest. The series has many valued sponsors including Hoosier Racing Tire, McGunegill Engine Performance, Port City Race Cars, AR Bodies, Joes Racing Products, Accelerated Graphics, Five Star Bodies, Longacre Racing Products, Wheel Chill, KRC Power Steering, Racers Against Child Abuse, Atomic Screenprinting and Embroidery, Franks Racing Radio, BLP, Jefferson Pitts Racing and Racing Dynamics. For more information on the series visit or on Facebook or Twitter. To contact the series please email

Mountain Dew/EZ Burger Neal Newberry 125 Presented By Clearwater Saloon and Casino
Wenatchee Valley Super Oval
125 Laps 37.5 Miles

Unofficial Finishing position/Car No./Name/Hometown/Laps completed
1. 89 Doni Wanat Woodinville, WA 125
2. 24 Joey Bird Spokane, WA 125
3. 09 Clint Habart Cranbrook, BC 125
4. 83 Braeden Havens Airway Heights, WA 125
5. 91 Alan Cress Stayton, OR 125
6. 65 Tyler Tanner Auburn, WA 125
7. 20 Andy Sole Cle Elum, WA 125
8. 51 Glenn Knutson Quincy, WA 125
9. 1k Mitch Kleyn Quincy, WA 125
10. 94 Andrew Koens Roseburg, OR 125
11. 90 Molly Helmuth Seattle, WA 125
12. 5 Ryan Wells Hingham, MT 125
13. 52 Brittney Zamora Kennewick, WA 125
14. 11 Ed Thomsen Pasco, WA 125
15. 64g Garrett Evans East Wenatchee, WA 125
16. 9 Josh Roberts Ephrata, WA 125
17. 23 Christian Roeder Ephrata, WA 123
18. 88 Dirk Bennett Spokane, WA 119
19. 33 Brooke Schimmel Woodland, WA 117
20. 0 Brent Harris East Wenatchee, WA 73
21. 99 Shane Mitchell East Wenatchee, WA 72
22. 64j Jan Evans East Wenatchee, WA 69
23. 98 Chris Kellogg Spokane, WA 49
24. 40 Steve Floyd Wenatchee, WA 37

Race Contingency Awards-
Wheel Chill Fast Time- No. 64. Garrett Evans 12.535 ($200 award)
Wheel Chill Lucky “7” Award- No. 20 Andy Sole (7th place finisher $25 award)
Wheel Chill 11- No. 90 Molly Helmuth (11th place finisher $25 award)
Wheel Chill Early Exit- No. 40 Steve Floyd (First car out of the race)
JOES Racing Products Hard Charger- No. 90 Molly Helmuth (advanced from 24th to 11th)
JOES 12th Man Award- No. 5 Ryan Wells (finished in 12th place)
KRC Power Steering “Power Move Of the Race”-No. 24 Joey Bird
Racers Against Child Abuse Hard Luck Award- No. 98 Chris Kellogg ($50 award)

2016 Top-10 NWSLMS Unofficial Points
Driver Total
1 Garrett Evans 335
2 Braeden Havens 285
3 Ryan Wells 278
4 Mitch Kleyn 270
5 Brittney Zamora 257
6 Ed Thomsen 239
7 Glenn Knutson 216
8 Clint Habart 215
9 Dirk Bennett 186
10 Shane Mitchell 177

Dave Grayson's Hot Tickets for September 17th

By Dave Grayson


The historic Famoso Raceway will be staging a very busy weekend featuring multiple NHRA drag racing groups along with a Fan Appreciation Night that's going send a lucky raffle winner to Las Vegas.

The weekend begins with the Hot Rod Heritage Racing Series who will be staging their annual Nostalgia Fall Championship. They will be staging two races, while creating a double points situation during the weekend. Adding to the straight line racing excitement will be the drag racing organizations known as the Ford Fun Weekend and the Mega MOPAR.

The gates will open at 8am on all three days. Friday's schedule calls for an open test and tune session from 12 to 5 pm. On Saturday and Sunday the race agenda calls for time trials and elimination rounds beginning at 9am.
Saturday night is Fan Appreciation Night at Famoso and will be highlighted by the presence of the Good Vibrations Motorsports Saturday Night Nitro Series who will hit the strip at 7 and 930 pm.

The prize list for Fan Appreciation Night is massive with the grand prize being two event tickets to the NHRA's Toyota Nationals to be held at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway's drag strip. The grand prize also includes a two night stay at the Hooters Hotel and Casino. You can dial up the Famoso Raceway website to see the complete prize list lined up for this very fun evening.

General admission tickets for these events are $20 per day with children under the age of 12 admitted free when accompanied by a paid adult. Additionally, AAA members can receive a $3 discount by presenting their member cards at the ticket gate.


The All American Speedway will be rolling out a track load of exciting racing action this Saturday night featuring the Legends of the Pacific, Street Stocks, Bombers, the F 4's and the Pro 4 Modifieds. The spectator gates will open at 4pm with the show going green at 6pm.

Adult tickets, age 16 to 59, are $10. Tickets for seniors, age 60 plus, and children, age 6 to 15, are $7. Children under 6 years old will be admitted free. The speedway also offers a budget friendly family pass, valued at $35, that admits 2 adults and 3 kids.


Ephrata will be treating their fans to action from the Northwest Pro 4 Alliance series who will wrap up their season championship Saturday night. Adding to the excitement will be the presene of the Tri State Street Stocks, the Mini Stocks and the 360 Sprints. The spectator gates will open at 5pm followed by qualifying at 6pm and at 7pm.

When it comes to race tickets, this race track is very fan friendly. General admission tickets for adults are only $8 with tickets for students, seniors and military personnel priced at $7. Kids age 5 and under will be admitted free. The raceway park also offers its fans a very budget friendly family pack, for the low price of $20, which admits 2 adults and 3 youth.


Something very unique and special will be at Evergreen this weekend. It's the Red Bull Global Rally Cross Series' return to the pacific northwest for the first time in two years. Thier GRC Lite and Super Car divisions will be racing on a .791 mile, 8 turn, special road course created from the speedway's unique paved oval configurations.

On Friday the gates will open at 12pm featuring a full day of practice, qualifying and heat races. Saturday's spectator gates will open at 11pm with an agenda featuring warm up rounds, semi finals, last chance qualifiers and the main events.

The main events can also be seen Sunday on NBC Sports beginning at 130pm eastern time. The main events will also be streamed on Red Bull TV at 2pm eastern.

There are a variety of ticket options available at both single day and weekend rates. You can dial up for the details.


This outstanding program was designed to teach youngsters, age 5 to 16, the ins and outs of quarter midget racing. On any given weekend of the 2016 racing season, the association would be racing at their 1/20th mile paved oval located at the Madera Speedway. However, this weekend they will be participating in Leg five of the California Monza Series hosted by the Capitol Quarter Midget Association. This is a special points championship series involving quarter midget clubs from all over California. Leg number five of the series will be held at the Capitol Speedway located in Rio Linda, California.

The weekend will feature quarter midget action from 12 different racing classes spread out through the various age groups. It all begins on Friday with a special practice session for all divisions beginning at 6pm. Saturday is qualifying day for all divisions and begins following the mandatory pit meeting at 830am. Sunday is main event and also begins following the morning pit meeting. For more information you can call 976 991 1128.


The IEC will convert the back portion of their 1/2 mile paved oval into their 1/8 mile drag strip in order to present their NHRA Thursday Night Thunder program while sending the all powerful and important message: race the strip and not the street. This program is open to all types of vehicles both professional race cars and street legal vehicles.

The program is also very budget friendly. Entry fees are only $20, which allows drivers to race for a total of five hours, or you can watch them race all night for only $10. The spectator gates will open at 4pm followed by racing from 5 to 10pm.


This is one of the true hot tickets of the weekend because it involves the always exciting Lucas Oil Modified Racing Series, presented by 1 800 Loan Mart. Saturday night will feature 30 of the best modified teams from the western states area running the General Tire 75, presented by Fast EZ - EFI.

The high quality main event of the evening will be strongly supported by the raceway park's NASCAR Super Stock and INEX Legend division along with a special appearance from the WRA Vintage Racers. The racing will see the green flag at 7pm and is being presented by Bakersfield's JACK FM Radio. There are a variety of ticket options, from general to reserved seating, available from the track's website.

It's double header night at Kern County Raceway Park. On Friday their 1/3 mile dirt oval will be presenting dirt slinging action from their Hobby Stock, American Stock, Mini Stock, 305 Sprint and Hard Top divisions beginning at 730pm. General admission tickets are $10 and $7 for seniors, military personnel and youth.


It's going to be busy at Battle Mountain with three, consecutive, days of dirt slinging stock car racing. It all begins on Friday night with their regular racing show followed by their annual Silver Cup show on Saturday night. The racing action will be provided by their Pure Stock, Pro Stock, IMCA Modified, Dwarfs, Karts and Mini Mods. The front gates will open at 5pm followed by racing at 730pm on both nights. Then, on Sunday afternoon, those same racing return to action to run a make up race date that had to be cancelled due to weather. The front gates will open on Sunday at 12pm with the racing going green at 2pm.

Adult tickets, age 19 plus, for anyone one of the weekend's shows are $10. Tickets for seniors and students, age 6 to 18, are valued priced at $5. Kids under age 5 will be admitted free when accompanied by a paid adult. By the way, bring the kids there's going to be candy and give aways for them.


The Lakeport - Ukiah Speedway Challenge Series, presented by Furia Motorsports, returns to Lakeport this Saturday featuring racing excitement from the Bandolero, Bomber, Jammer, Legend and Modified divisions. The front gates will open at 330pm followed by qualifying at 5pm leading to the main events.

General admission tickets are $12 and $9 for seniors, age 60 plus, and students with valid ID. First responders with valid ID and kids, age 5 to 11, will be admitted for only $6 while toddlers and infants will be admitted free. There's also a fan friendly family pack, priced at $30, which admites two adults and three kids.


Here's another very hot ticket from an organization who understands how to treat their fans. Loan Mart Madera will be presenting their 45th Annual Harvest Classic Night this Friday and Saturday night with each evening featuring a super loaded race schedule.

Friday night's race agenda will feature the Madera Late Models, Madera Hobby Stocks, 4 Bangers, the MST, Toyota Sedans, USAC HPD Midgets and truck pulls. The action will receive the greet flag at 630pm.
Now get ready for this: Friday is $5 ticket night at Loan Mart Madera.

Saturday night will be highlighted by the Multi Engine Tractor Pull presented by Midland Tractors. There's also going to be plenty of oval racing action from the MAV TV Madera Winged Super Sprint Series who will be crowning a season champion on this night. Also on the race agenda will be the BCRA Midgets, the USAC HPD Midgets, the NCMA Sprints, the Twisted Tea Modifieds, the CSS/360 Super Modifieds and Vintage Cars. The racing action will begin with heat races at 430pm.

Saturday night tickets are $20 for adult general admission and $17 for seniors and military personnel. Youth tickets, age 6 to 12, are $10 with kids age 5 and under admitted free.


Fans will be treated to another strong show from Magic Valley this Saturday night featuring their Cactus Pete Late Model, Project Filter Street Stocks, Shari's Cafe Hornet, Quale Electronic Junior Stinger, O'reilly Auto Parts Thunderdog and the Extreme Staffing Double Decker divisions. The spectator gates will open at 5pm followed by qualifying 630pm and racing at 7pm.

Adults tickets, age 13 plus, are $15 and $10 for seniors age 62 plus. Kids tickets, age 6 to 12, are $3 and military personnel, with valid ID, are always admitted free at this race track.


Saturday night at Meridian will be intensifed by the drama of championship night for the NSRA Winged Sprint Cars and the NWAAS Modifieds. Adding to the racing excitement will be the presence of the West Coast Vintage cars, the Teleperformance Claimer Stocks and the Junior Stingers. All of these divisions will be racing for trophies donated by Hunziker 98X Racing. The spectator gates will open at 4pm followed by racing at 630pm.

Here's something special for the kids Saturday night. It's the Continental Tire Bike Races. Bring your kids, their bikes and their helmets to the turn 2 gate before 555pm to enter. The bike races will feature three age groups: 12 and up, 7 to 11 and age 6 and under.

Adult ticket prices are $15.50 and $13 for seniors, age 62 plus, and military personnel with valid ID. Kids tickets, age 7 to 13 are $6.50 with kids age 6 and under admitted free. The speedway also offers a fan friendly family pack, priced at $46, which will admit 2 adults and 4 kids age 7 to 11.


This track, also known as America's First Credit Union Super Oval, will be presenting Saturday night racing from their Shoqwave Late Models, Maverik Modifieds, Mini Cups, Sommers Auto Wrecking Hornets and Tucker Towing Double Deckers. The spectator gates will open at 4pm, followed by heat races at 6pm and racing at 7pm.

Adults tickets, age 13 plus, are $15. Youth tickets, age 5 to 12, are $5 with kids age 4 and under admitted free.


It's going to be a very exciting weekend in northern California's wine country when Sonoma Raceway plays host to the season finale of the Verizon Indy Cars' championship. The Go Pro Grand Prix of Sonoma will have a extra touch of intensity this Sunday because this race is going to award double points.

Adult reserved tickets are priced between $55 to $75. On the more budget friendly range there are general admission tickets available for $39 with kids age 12 and under admitted free. There are also several special tickets options that covers everything from preferred parking to special acess and driver meet and greet packages. You can preuse all of these options on the raceway's website. If you can't make it to Sonoma, NBCSN will be broadcasting this epic event live beginning at 630 pm eastern time.


The fastest three-eighths mile track in the northwest will be presenting Saturday night racing from the Winged Sprint Cars, Late Models, Baby Grands, Stinger 8's and the Mini Stocks. The green flag will fall at 630pm.

Adults tickets, age 18 plus, are $16. Tickets for seniors, age 62 plus, active duty military with ID and teens, age 13 to 17, are $14. Kids tickets, age 6 to 12, are $7 with kids 5 and under admitted free.


If you're looking for a fun track the entire family can enjoy then Speedway Willow Springs is a great choice. Located within the mammoth, 600 plus acres, Willow Springs International Raceway, this quarter mile paved oval returns to action this Saturday night.

It's Platinum Jewelry and Loan Night at Willow Springs. Highlighting the on track action will be the Hooper's Rear End Service Elite Division. This is a special racing class created by speedway management that allows Late Models, Super Late Models, Modifieds and Southwest Tour Trucks to race together. Fans can also expect a lot of on track action from the Platinum Jewelry & Loan Street Stocks, the Wayne & Dave's Automotive Hobby Stocks, Lucas Oil Mini Stocks, the Tire Store Skid Plates and the always exciting So-Cal Enduro Series. The full night of exciting action starts at 6pm.

General admission, at the front gate of the motorsports complex, is $10 with kids age 8 and under admitted free. The $10 buys you a wrist band that allows fans to visit all of the Willow Springs tracks on both Saturday and Sunday. In addition to the excitement from the Speedway Willow Springs, fans can also take in Track Xperience featuring motorcycle racing on the Streets of Willow Springs road course on Saturday. On Sunday there's the Speciality Car Craft Auto Track Day featuring exotic, and very beautiful, customized sports car being put to their paces on Big Willow, the 2.5 mile, 9 turn, road course. Add all of this to the stock car action from Speedway Willow Springs and you've got a super racing weekend.


It's the Night of Champions this Saturday at the Stockton 99 and racing anticipation is expected to be very high. The on track action will be provided by the Stockton Late Models, the Grand American Modifieds, the Mini Cups and the Bomber Stocks. The spectator gates will open at 5pm with the green flag flying at 6pm.

Adult tickets, age 16 to 59, are $15. Tickets for juniors, age 11 to 15, and seniors, age 60 plus, are $10. Kids age 10 and under will be admitted free.


Tucson Speedway management has a way of coming up with unique names for their special shows. A perfect example of that is this Saturday night's show named Roasted Rattler. Highlighting the evening will be a visit from the always exciting Spears SRL Southwest Tour regarded by many as one of the better regional touring series currently racing in the western states. Also on the race agenda will be the speedway's Pro Stock and Hornet divisions. The front gates will open at 5pm followed by racing at 7pm.

Adult tickets, age 17 plus, are $12. Tickets for seniors and military personnel are $10. Junior tickets, age 11 to 16, are $7 while kids age 10 and under will be admitted free. The speedway also offers a budget friendly family pack, priced at $30, which admits two adults and two juniors.


It's Pepsi Championship Night at the northwest's fastest one quarter mile paved oval. Providing the on track action will be the Jerry's Auto Supply Pro Late Models, the Pepsi Street Stocks, Dick's Heating and Air Conditioning Thunder Cars, Mini Stocks and Road Runners. The front gates will open at 5pm with racing at 630pm.

Adult tickets, age 19 plus, are $12. Tickets for seniors, age 62 plus, and students age 13 to 18, are $10. Kids tickets, age 6 to 12, are $6. The speedway also offers a budget friendly family package, priced at $30, which admits 2 adults and 4 kids.


The Yakima Speedway will begin the weekend with a free Friday night Fan Appreciation party from 4 to 8pm featuring fun, food, prizes and a race car display. It's a special way to say thank you as well as fun for the entire family.

Then, on Saturday race night, Yakima will be presenting the 2nd annual Gary Peterson Memorial in honor of a true friend of this speedway. Providing the intense on track excitement will be the West Coast Late Model Series, the Super Stocks, Mini Socks, Hornets and Bump To Pass. The spectator gates will open at 4pm followed by qualifying with opening ceremonies beginning at 5pm.

Adding to Saturday night's fun will be a costume contest. Fans are encouraged to wear costumes reglecting the 1970's and 1980's and will receive a $3 discount at the ticket gate. The best costume of the evening will receive tickets for the speedway's September 30th Fall Classic weekend.

Adult tickets for Saturday night are $17 and $14 for seniors, students and military personnel. Kids age 10 and under will be admitted free.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Gragson Doubles Up In Utah

TOOLE, Utah – Noah Gragson made the big move on Todd Gilliland on the last lap of the UMC 110 presented by Ken Garff Volvo to sweep the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West doubleheader weekend at Utah Motorsports Campus.
It was Gragson's second win in as many days, as the Las Vegas driver won Saturday's race on the 3.048-mile oval. The races marked the first time the series ran a doubleheader on back-to-back days at the same venue, and Gragson made the most of the historic weekend.

Gragson powered his No. 7 SPEEDVEGAS/AlertID/Colliers International Ford through the field after dropping from third to 12th to avoid an incident midway through the race. After charging his way back into the top three, the 17-year-old NASCAR Next driver used his winning strategy from last night – conserving his tires and waiting for the perfect moment to strike.

Gragson’s window opened when he was able to get by Ryan Partridge in the turns with seven laps remaining. For the next six laps, he stared down Gilliland’s bumper waiting for the opportunity to take the lead. Gragson made the bump-and-run on his fellow NASCAR Next driver on the final lap to grab the checkered flag for the second time.

Gilliland and Partridge finished second and third, respectively, while Gilliland’s Bill McAnally Racing teammate Riley Herbst and K&N Pro Series West veteran Todd Souza rounded out the top five.

Gragson’s weekend sweep moved him third in the standings, where he trails Gilliland by 37 points. Partridge sits just 13 points back of Gilliland with two races remaining.

Blaine Perkins, Will Rodgers, Julia Landauer, Cole Rouse and Stafford Smith completed the top 10.

The Utah doubleheaders will air on NBCSN Saturday, September 17 from 9 and 10 p.m. ET (7 and 9 p.m. MT).

The NASCAR K&N Pro Series West will return to action Saturday, Sept. 24 at Idaho’s Meridian Speedway.

Brooke Franceschini
NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications
(386) 631-6142

At Utah Motorsports Campus
Tooele, UT
Lap length: 3.048 miles
(Start position in parentheses)
1. (3) Noah Gragson, Las Vegas, NV, Ford, 36 laps, 70.039 mph.
2. (2) Todd Gilliland, Sherrils Ford, N.C., Toyota, 36.
3. (1) Ryan Partridge, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., Ford, 36.
4. (4) Riley Herbst, Las Vegas, Nev., Toyota, 36.
5. (5) Todd Souza, Watsonville, Calif., Toyota, 36.
6. (11) Blaine Perkins, Bakersfield, Calif., Chevrolet, 36.
7. (9) Will Rodgers, Murrieta, Calif., Ford, 36.
8. (10) Julia Landauer, New York, N.Y., Toyota, 36.
9. (7) Cole Rouse, Fort Smith, Ark., Ford, 36.
10. (16) Stafford Smith, Eagle, Idaho., Ford, 36.
11. (6) Gracin Raz, Lake Oswego, Ore., Ford, 35.
12. (19) Jesse Iwuji, Carrolton, Texas, Chevrolet, 35.
13. (12) Scott Ivie, Mountain View, Calif., Toyota, 35.
14. (15) Rich DeLong III, Santa Clarita, Calif., Chevrolet, 35.
15. (17) Luis Vega, Los Angeles, Calif., Ford, 34.
16. (18) Salvatore Iovino, Los Angeles, Calif., Toyota, 27, oil line.
17. (8) Cole Moore, Granite Bay, Calif., Toyota, 20, brakes.
18. (14) Tim Spurgeon, Danville, CA, Chevrolet, 7, vibration.
19. (21) Chris Eggleston, Erie, Colo., Toyota, 2, engine.
20. (13) Sting Ray Robb, Payette, Idaho, Chevrolet, 2, rear end.
21. (20) Rich DeLong, North Hills, Calif., Chevrolet, 1, brakes.
Race Statistics
Time of Race: 1 hour 34 minutes 0 seconds
Margin of Victory: 3.809 seconds
Fastest Qualifier: R.Partridge (93.444 mph, 117.426 seconds)
Caution Flags: 4 for 8 laps.
Lead Changes: 4 among 4 drivers.
Lap Leaders: R. Partridge 1-5; T. Gilliland 6-17; R. Herbst 18-30; T. Gilliland 31-35; N.
Gragson 36.
Standings: 1. T. Gilliland, 511; 2. R. Partridge, 498; 3. N. Gragson, 474; 4. G. Raz,
459; 5. R. Herbst, 453; 6. J. Landauer, 445; 7. C. Eggleston, 439; 8. C. Rouse, 431; 9.
B. Perkins, 406; 10. J. Iwuji, 350.