Showing posts with label Adam Hommerding. Show all posts
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Thursday, April 7, 2016

Havasu 95 Speedway Resolves Two More Championships

By Dave Grayson

The Havasu 95 Speedway, the quarter mile paved oval located in Lake Havasu City-Arizona, crowned two more champions this past Saturday night under the typical exciting circumstances that this facility is famous for. This time there was a final resolution in the title run for the Get It In Gear Street Stocks and the Maintenance Solutions Team Factory Stocks.

When the Havasu 95 Speedway's 2015 - 2016 winter racing season began, Street Stock driver Gavin Bucy put on a driving clinic that immediately caught the attention of his competition, the fans and the officials. During a period that spanned from October 3d until January 16th, Bucy ran up a string of six consecutive main event wins. However, there was an a set of circumstances that didn't guarantee a championship trophy. That was due to the presence of speedway veteran, and former track champion, Bobby Keirns who collected six consecutive second place finishes that kept him within striking distance in the points standings.

However Keirns soon figured out the fast way around his season rival and, on February 6th, scored his first win of the season and then followed that up with two more consecutive wins. The two title contenders were now tied in the points going into last Saturday night's final Street Stock races of the season. Making this title run more exciting was the fact that the division was scheduled to run twin, 25 lap, mains. Once again, Keirns rose to the occasion and won the first race while Bucy finished third. Main event number two saw Keirns win his fifth consecutive race with Bucy finishing second. After Bucy's domination of the first six races of the season, Keirns wound up taking the division championship by six points.

The Maintenance Solutions Team Factory Stocks is the creation of Havasu 95 Speedway Promoter Bill Rozhon. The concept calls for three rotating drivers with at least one of them having to be a lady. Congrats goes out to Team Take and Bake and team drivers Jose Guevara along with Christine and Chris Weiss who wrapped up the division title this past Saturday night by a four point margin over the Asphalt Junkies and their trio of drivers comprised of Brandon Preston, Stacy Cherico and Tom Gray. EWWWWEEEE Racing placed third, only six points from first. The team was represented by Jeff Prieur, Nicki Prieur and William Guevara backed by a late season assist from Shelly Keirns and Robyn Gallaty.

Other championships already resolved includes Trevor Huddleston who won the Late Model title based on three consecutive feature wins and seven top five finishes. Bobby Keirns, who has been really busy this year, and Jeff Peterson tied for second in the rankings. Both drivers scored a main event win and six top five finishes.

Congrats to young Adam Hommerding who claimed the Havasu Wiring Outlaw Karts championship based on seven wins, including four in a row, and a consistent 12 top five finishes. Brody Wake and Korbin Mitchell followed the new champion by finishing second and third.

The Havasu 95 Speedway will wrap up their final two division championships during their winter season finale race set for April 16th. Still to be settled on this night are the Bandolero and Sam Nichols Electric Factory Stock titles.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Havasu 95 Speedway To Present "Maniacs On Wheels" This Saturday

By Dave Grayson

Observing their long time tradition of having fun with their racing shows, the Havasu 95 Speedway will be presenting "Maniacs On Wheels" this Saturday afternoon. The event is the latest round of their 2015-2016 Winter Racing Series. The spectator gates will open at 12pm with the racing receiving the green flag at 2pm. The racing is being sponsored by the Apothecary Shop and Tri-Tech Auto.

Highlighting the on track action will be the Late Models and the Havasu Wiring Outlaw Karts. Both of these divisions will be running their final race of the winter season meaning champions will be crowned on Saturday. Also pegging the racing fun meter will be the Get It In Gear Street Stocks, the Sam Nichols Electric Factory Stocks and the Maintenance Solution Team Factory Stocks.

The Late Model championship standings has Trevor Huddleston on top of the rankings with five top five finishes including three consecutive main event wins. Despite that high level of consistency, the conclusion of this championship run is still too close to call going into the final race. Jeff Peterson, with a feature win and five top five finishes, is only eight points away from first. If for some reason Huddleston and Peterson find themselves on the receiving end of bad racing luck this Saturday, speedway veteran, and former track champion, Bobby Keirns, with five consecutive top five finishes, is sitting in third 16 points away from the leader and eight points away from the second position.

It's safe to assume that driver Adam Hommerding will be crowned the Havasu Wiring Outlaw Karts champion this Saturday. Hommerding has seven features wins, including four in a row, along with ten top five finishes. That adds up to 486 championship points along with a lead of 32 points ahead of Korbin Mitchell who has scored a feature win, 8 top five and two top ten finishes. In fact, the real points battle in this division may turn out to be who collects the bragging rights of finishing second in the final standings. Brody Wake, with ten top fives, holds down third going into Saturday's race and is only six points away from Mitchell.

The one championship battle that has all Havasu 95 Speedway fans talking involves the Get It In Gear Street Stocks. Series hot shoe Gavin Bucy won the first six main event features in a row. One would believe that impressive effort would be more than enough to guarantee him the championship.

It didn't turn out that way. That's because Bobby Keirns ran up a string of six consecutive second place finishes and, with only two championship points separating first and second, that kept him close to Bucy in the standings. Then, on the evenings of February 6th and 20th, Keirns held a reunion with the speedway's victory lane and shaved eight points off of Bucy's lead.

The two drivers will be going into Saturday afternoon's event only four points apart. After Saturday, they will square off against each other during twin main events on April 2nd to settle a championship battle that could go down to the final laps of the final race.

The always fun Sam Nichols Electric Factory Stocks, with their racing is rubbing format, will play a big part in Saturday's racing entertainment as they always do. Brent Delay with his five wins, six top fives and one top ten holds down the top position in the points standings. However, he's only ten points ahead of Jose Guevara who has a feature win along with six top fives and a top ten. Feature winner Jeff Prieur, along with his seven top five finishes, is ranked third and is 16 points away from first and six points away from second. The series has four races remaining on their schedule and will crown their champion on the night of April 16th.

The Maintenance Solution Team Factory Stock championship standings has EWWWWEEEE Racing in the lead with 238 points based on two, consecutive, feature wins and five top five finishes. However, this championship race is also too close to call. Team Take and Bake, with a matching two wins and five top fives, is ranked second only four points out of first. Not to be overlooked here is the presence of the Asphalt Junkies whose five, consecutive, top five finishes has them third in the rankings just eight points away from the leader and four points away from the runner up position. The division has two races left on their schedule and will crown their champion on the night of April 2nd.

On Apothecary Shop/Tri-Tech Auto race day the spectator gates will open at 12pm. General admission tickets, age 17 plus, are $12 and $10 for seniors, military personnel and the handicapped. Tickets for kids, age six to 16, are $12 with kids five and under admitted free when accompanied by a paid adult. Additionally, Lake Havasu Unified School District students can receive a one dollar discount on their tickets by presenting their school IDs at the ticket gate. The speedway also offers a budget friendly family pack that admits two adults and two kids for $25. Also for $25, fans can enjoy the special amenities of the speedway's VIP Lounge featuring the best seats in the house. Advance tickets can be purchased from Peggy Gerchman at Peggy's Sunrise Café located at 1584 Country Shire Avenue.

For out of town race teams and fans, the Quality Inn and Suites is the official motel of the Havasu 95 Speedway. Located at 271 South Lake Havasu Avenue, they offer beautiful and spacious rooms at very affordable rates. Call 928 855 1111 for reservations which can also be made online.

For more information regarding the speedway winter racing season dial up their website, or visit their Facebook page.