Saturday, August 27, 2016

Erickson And West Dominate For Big Madera Speedway Wins

Matt Erickson extended his Open Late Model points lead (Photo Courtesy Don Thompson)

MADERA, CALIFORNIA (August 27, 2016) - Domination was the theme for the two MAVTV-televised Late Model divisions in Saturday's show at LoanMart Madera Speedway. Both races were won by their points leaders. Matt Erickson put on a strong clinical performance lapping up to third for the Open Late Model victory while Dezel West won his second consecutive 51FIFTY Junior Late Model race.

Three-time winner Austin Herzog of Clovis set a new track record in Jr. LM qualifying with a 15.194 second lap but had to start fourth after the redraw. Redwood Valley's Kolby Berry led the first five laps from the pole position with Las Vegas' West, 12, on his rear bumper. West looked inside several times but Berry was able to roll the top effectively to maintain the lead.

After a big of door banging, West took over to lead lap six. Las Vegas' Kyle Keller had a pair of spins to bring out cautions on lap nine and 12. Herzog worked his way past April winner Austin Edwards on the outside for the third spot. Herzog then challenged Berry in a very entertaining battle where he tried the outside on several occasions and also looked low.

A restart on lap 16 was the exclamation point of the race. Edwards and Canadian Ben Silliker made hard contact on the front stretch with Silliker's front wheels off the ground. Berry and Herzog came together on the backstretch with Herzog climbing the wall before the pair to a stop. Edwards had to pit for repairs while Silliker continued on in second. Herzog and Barry were done for the night.

Jarrett Gilmer took over second from Silliker before the race's halfway mark on lap 25. The running order was virtually unchanged throughout a non-stop final 25 laps with West blitzing to a 3.056 second victory ahead of Gilmer, Silliker, Alison Gay, and Keller.

Erickson's strong win was not an obvious outcome after the first 50 laps of the LoanMart Open Late Models were completed. He started the 22 car, 100 lap feature in tenth position after the redraw from qualifying second. Polesitter and fast time qualifier Rick Thompson led the first four laps of the race while Modesto's Garland Tyler jumped up to second inside Glen Cook.

Tyler Herzog spun in turn two for a yellow flag on lap four. The restart proved pivotal as Thompson got a slight jump on Tyler and moved up the race track coming out of turn four. Tyler got into the back of Thompson heading into turn one, sending Thompson for a spin. Both drivers were sent to the rear.

The melee handed Cook the lead but it was short lived as David Ross took the top spot using the inside line. A multi-car crash slowed things on lap nine and Logan Zampa and Ryan Philpott worked past Cook on the following green flag.

By the 17th lap Erickson was looking inside Dillon Tucker for fifth position, but the two made contact in turn three causing Tucker to spin and sending Erickson to the rear for involvement. Ross slowed dramatically on the gas for the next restart and fell out with a blown engine, giving Zampa the lead position to be the fourth different leader in the show.

Zampa ran a great race up front while Philpott and Cook staged a side-by-side duel of former Altamont racers. Philpott finally broke through to make it a battle between Cook and Tyler for third. Erickson chipped away at the pack and was into the top ten by lap 29. He quickly made his way to fourth by lap 41.

A caution period for a multi-car incident in front of the leaders in turn four gave Erickson his shot, as he went to the outside of Philpott to charge from fourth into second place. Erickson proceeded to hound Zampa in a thrilling fight for the lead. Zampa held off a pair of big slidejob attempts from Erickson to lead into the halfway break.

The second half of the race did not take place until three hours later, when the track had cooled substantially and was under darkness. Zampa's lead quickly went away as he picked the outside for the restart and Erickson took over the lead with Philpott going into second as well. The top six cars pulled way with Cook falling back to seventh. Cook ended up drifting all the way to the rear of the field with unknown mechanical problems.

Heavy lapped traffic was the name of the game by lap 61 and for the remainder of the event with Matt Erickson continually increasing his lead on the pack. The lead increased to nearly ten seconds at one stage. Philpott ran solidly in second place while the fans were treated to a great race between Zampa and Tyler for third. The rookie the veteran ran side-by-side in and out of traffic for the entire remaining laps of the race.

An incident involving Tyler, Zampa, and the lapped car of Chris Lyon brought out a yellow checkered at the conclusion of lap 100. Erickson won over Philpott, Dos Palos' Ryan Hart, Madera Ranchos' Dillon Tucker for a career best fourth, and Jason Aguirre of Atwater in fifth.

Chuck Dozhier had a well-deserved win in the Super Hobby Stocks to tighten the points chase in Madera's stock car division. Thomas Suarez had a hard hit to bounce off the front stretch wall as the field rolled to the green for the 30 lapper with Dozhier taking the lead from third starting position. Points leader Joseph Reichmuth worked his way up to second but was unable to close the gap on Dozhier before a caution on lap 21 for Eloy Bazan spinning from third.

Reichmuth seized the opportunity running side-by-side with Dozhier for the next four laps with neither driver giving an inch. The battle ended when Reichmuth spun in turn three on lap 25. Dozhier cruised to victory over former Madera Modified driver Jesus Hernandez of Fresno with Reichmuth winning a photo finish over Suarez for third.

The youth drivers in the California Mini Cups put on another great race with Adam "The Bullet" Lemke of Hollister picking up the 20 lap win. Calvin Hegje started on the pole but Lemke led from third by the end of the first lap. Points leader Jackson Dukes ran his way forward up to third by the close of the feature but Lemke held off Hegje for a .805 second victory with Dukes having to settle for third after a slow restart near the finish. Joseph Holliday and Aaron Thomas were the balance of the top-five.

Erik Woods broke the Jillaun Holden grip on the Toyota Sedan division by taking the victory in the 25 lap main event. Holden led the first six laps before Woods took the lead on lap seven. Woods managed to keep the top position all the way to the end for a .269 second win. Tommy Wreckless Thomas Magray was third. Lucy Carmona entered the night second in the points but had a crash into the inside K Rail in the heat race that ended her night prematurely.

Clovis' Kevin Thompson continued his drive for a fourth track championship in MST by defeating Bert Stephens for his ninth main event win of the year. There were several restarts after minor spins but Thompson was able to keep Stephens at bay throughout the duration of the race. Dennis Brannon rounded out the top-three.

LoanMart Madera Speedway continues on September 3rd with Hampton Inn and Suites Night at the Speedway. Madera Late Models, Madera Hobby Stocks, NCPRO 4 Modifeds, MST's, Toyota Sedans, 4-Bangers, and the Jr, Late Model 25 lap exhibition race make up the racing card!

Race fans can catch up on LoanMart Madera Speedway action every Thursday with "Madera Racing" on MAVTV at 8 p.m. Eastern / 5 p.m. Pacific. Thursday's edition will feature the July 30th race for the 51FIFTY Jr. Late Models plus the BCRA Midgets portion of the July 9th Gerhardt Classic.

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Statistical Advance: Roseburg

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Aug. 24, 2016) – The NASCAR K&N Pro Series West will return to Oregon’s Douglas County Speedway Saturday after a six-year absence for the Toyota/NAPA Auto Parts 150. Below is a look at the past performance of the series and selected drivers.

Toyota/NAPA Auto Parts 150 Race Setup:
• Todd Gilliland heads into the weekend with at 12-point lead over Ryan Partridge and a 31-point lead over Chris Eggleston.
• None of the drivers slated to compete this weekend have competed in a NASCAR K&N Pro Series West race at the Roseburg, Oregon track.
• The last time the series visited the track in 2010, Eric Holmes collected the win after leading 98 laps.

At Douglas County Speedway:
• This will be the series’ 13th visit to the .375-mile oval.
• Located at the Douglas County Fairgrounds in Roseburg, Oregon, the oval is the state’s premier paved oval.
• Nine different winners have been celebrated in the previous 12 events held at the track, Eric Holmes leads with three victories.

• Eric Holmes has the most wins at the track with three consecutive victories in 2008-10.
• Austin Cameron is the only other driver with multiple wins at the track with two in 2002-03.
• Mike Duncan, Eric Holmes and Jack McCoy have collected the most poles at Roseburg with two apiece.
• Eric Holmes has the most top fives and top 10s at Roseburg with 5, respectively.

Roseburg Data:
Race: #10 out of 14
Race Date: Saturday, August 27th at 8 p.m. PT
Track Layout: .375-mile oval
Race Length: 150 laps, 56.25 miles

Roseburg Qualifying/Race Data:
2015 Winner: did not race
2015 Pole Sitter: did not race
1-Lap Qualifying Record: Mike Davis, Ford, 119.276 mph, June 30, 2007
150-Lap Race Record: Eric Holmes, Toyota, 53 minutes 54 seconds (62.616 mph), July 11, 2008.

Roseburg Leaders:
Eric Holmes … 3
Austin Cameron … 2
Mike Duncan … 1
Brian Ickler … 1
Jack McCoy … 1
Hershel McGriff … 1
Scott Lynch … 1
Peyton Sellers … 1
Johnny Steele … 1

Mike Duncan … 2
Eric Holmes … 2
Scott McCoy … 2
Austin Cameron … 1
Mike David … 1
Scott Gaylord … 1
David Mayhew … 1
Hershel McGriff … 1
Peyton Sellers … 1

Laps Completed:
Mike David … 1116
Mike Duncan … 1104
Eric Holmes … 805
Scott Gaylord … 800
Austin Cameron … 779
Johnny Borneman III … 694

Laps Led:
Eric Holmes … 377
Mike Duncan … 318
Austin Cameron … 210
Ray Elder … 173
Peyton Sellers … 125
Scott Gaylord … 115

Selected Driver Highlights:
Chris Eggleston (No. 50 NAPA Filters Toyota)
• Heads into Roseburg ranked third in the standings with two wins and seven top fives.
• At the two previous .375-mile ovals (Tucson (Ariz.) Speedway and Colorado National Speedway) this season, he finished third and first, respectively.

Todd Gilliland (No. 16 NAPA Auto Parts Toyota)
• Is first in the standings with five wins and eight top 10s.
• Heads into the weekend on a three-race win streak after collecting wins at Stateline, Iowa Speedway and Washington’s Evergreen Speedway.
• At the two similar sized ovals (Tucson and Colorado) this season, he finished second in both events.
• Is a member of the 2016-17 NASCAR Next class.

Noah Gragson (No. 7 SPEEDVEGAS/AlertID/Colliers International Ford)
• Is fifth in the standings with four top fives and eight top 10s.
• At Tucson and Colorado this season, he finished ninth and 10th, respectively. But he earned his first NASCAR K&N Pro Series West victory at Tucson in 2015.
• Is a member of the 2016-17 NASCAR Next class.

Riley Herbst (No. 19 NOS Energy Drink Toyota)
• Heads into the weekend ranked sixth with four top fives and seven top 10s.
• He finished seventh at Tucson and 13th at Colorado this season.

Julia Landauer (No. 54 Curb Records Toyota)
• Is eighth in the standings with three top fives and eight top 10s.
• This season in her Tucson and Colorado debuts, she finished fifth and sixth, respectively.
• Is a member of the 2016-17 NASCAR Next class.

Ron Norman (No. 30 Port of Tucson/Tucson Speedway/Chuy’s Ford)
• Heads into Roseburg 10th in the standings with four top 10s.
• This season at Tucson and Colorado he finished 10th and seventh, respectively.

Ryan Partridge (No. 9 Sunrise Ford/Eibach Springs/Lucas Oil Ford)
• Is second in the standings headed into Roseburg with one win, seven top fives and ninth top 10s.
• Collected his first victory of the season at Tucson and finished fourth at Colorado this year.

Blaine Perkins (No. 21 Four Star Fruit Chevrolet)
• Is ranked ninth in the standings with one top five and five top 10s.
• Finished eighth at Tucson and fifth at Colorado this season.

Gracin Raz (No. 27 Montana Tech Ford)
• Heads into the weekend ranked fourth in the standings with six top fives and seven top 10s.
• At Tucson and Colorado this season, he finished 16th and third, respectively.

Cole Rouse (No. 6 Sunrise Ford/Eibach Springs/Lucas Oil Ford)
• Is seventh in the standings with three top fives and eight top 10s.
• In his Tucson and Colorado debuts, he finished fourth and ninth, respectively.

Up To Speed:
• The 2016 season is the 63rd for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West.
• The 2016 schedule features 14 races at 13 different tracks across eight states.
• Third-generation driver Todd Gilliland won the season opener at California’s Irwindale Speedway on March 19 after leading a total of 33 laps.
• Gilliland expanded his K&N Pro Series West streak to three after winning the second race of the season at California’s Kern County Raceway Park.
• Ryan Partridge collected his first win of the year at Arizona’s Tucson Speedway after leading 127 laps.
• Chris Eggleston, the defending NASCAR K&N Pro Series West champion, picked up his first win of 2016 after gaining the lead with nine laps to go at California’s Orange Show Speedway.
• Eggleston made it two-for-two after leading 102 laps at his home track, Colorado National Speedway.
• Chase Elliott scored the first road course victory of the year at California’s Sonoma Raceway after passing Noah Gragson with two laps to go.
• Todd Gilliland scored his third win of the year at Idaho’s Stateline Speedway after crossing the finish line .004 seconds in front of Gragson.
• Todd Gilliland won the K&N Pro Series combination event at Iowa Speedway to make it two-for-two and collect his four win of the season.
• Gilliland continued his win streak at Washington’s Evergreen Speedway after dominating the field and leading all 150 laps.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

NASCAR K&N Pro Series West News & Notes: Roseburg

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Aug. 23, 2016) – The NASCAR K&N Pro Series West will return to Oregon’s Douglas County Speedway this weekend after a six-year absence.

The series competed at the .375-mile oval on and off from 1968-2010 and celebrated nine different winners in that time. Notable champions Hershel McGriff and Eric Holmes are on the list of victors at the Roseburg, Oregon, track with Holmes collecting the most with three.

If there’s one team with an edge this weekend in the Toyota/NAPA Auto Parts 150, it’s Bill McAnally Racing. The team has won the last five races at Douglas County Speedway with Peyton Sellers, Brian Ickler and Holmes behind the wheel.

This streak will benefit current Bill McAnally Racing driver and K&N Pro Series West championship leader, Todd Gilliland who heads into the weekend on a three-race win streak. He holds a 12-point lead over Ryan Partridge and a 31-point lead over his teammate and the defending series champion, Chris Eggleston.

Both Partridge and Eggleston could prove to be threats to Gilliland's win streak, each having won at .375-mile ovals this season. Partridge in April at Tucson (Ariz.) Speedway and Eggleston in June at his hometown track, Colorado National Speedway.

RACE: Toyota/NAPA Auto Parts 150
PLACE: Douglas County Speedway, Roseburg, Oregon
TIME: 8 p.m. PT
TV SCHEDULE: NBCSN, Friday, Sept. 2 at 7 p.m. ET
TRACK LAYOUT: .375-mile oval
2015 WINNER: did not race
2015 POLE WINNER: did not race
EVENT SCHEDULE: Garage opens: 9 a.m.; Practice: 12:30-1:15 p.m.; Final Practice: 1:45-2:30 p.m.; Qualifying: 5 p.m.; Driver Autograph Session: 5:30 p.m.; Driver Introductions: 7:45 p.m.; Toyota/NAPA Auto Parts 150: 8 p.m.
TRACK CONTACT: Germane Smith,, (916) 676-0010
NASCAR IMC CONTACT: Brooke Franceschini, (386) 631-6142,

Fast Facts:
The Race: The Toyota/NAPA Auto Parts 150 is the ninth race of the 2016 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West season. It’s the eighth of 11 oval events and 14 races overall on the schedule. This will be the series’ 13th visit to the Roseburg, Oregon, facility.

The Procedure: The starting field is 22 cars, including provisionals. The first 18 cars will qualify through two-lap time trials with the remaining four spots being awarded through the provisional process. The race is scheduled for 150 laps covering 56.25 miles.

The Track: Located at the Douglas County Fairgrounds in Roseburg, Oregon, the .375-mile oval is the state’s premier paved oval. This will be the tracks 13th visit to the track. Nine different winners have been celebrated in the previous 12 events.

The Records: Qualifying: Mike Davis, Ford, 119.276 mph, June 30, 2007. Race: Eric Holmes, 53 minutes 54 seconds (62.616 mph), July 11, 2008.

Toyota/NAPA Auto Parts 150 Race Notes:
Gragson Looks To Rebound: Noah Gragson will try to fight his way back into championship contention after his 16th place finish at Washington’s Evergreen Speedway. The 18-year-old Las Vegas, Nevada, driver fell to fifth in the standings and now sits 44 points out from Todd Gilliland. The NASCAR Next driver has a good shot at turning things around, he has a best average finish of fifth and ninth, respectively, at fellow .375-mile ovals Tucson (Ariz.) Speedway and Colorado National Speedway and has scored third and second place finishes this season at California’s Orange Show Speedway and Idaho’s Stateline Speedway.

Home State Advantage: Oregon natives Gracin Raz, Andrew Koens and Alan Cress are hoping for some luck in their home state this weekend. Raz, a series veteran for Jefferson Pitts Racing, is fourth in the championship standings, sitting 41 points back from Gilliland, and a successful weekend could propel him into the championship battle. Koens, will be making his NASCAR K&N Pro Series West debut in front of his home town. The Roseburg, Oregon, driver will be pulling double duty this weekend as he will also be competing in Roseburg’s Modified Shootout. Alan Cress from Stayton, Oregon, will also make his series debut this weekend.

Another Female Contender: Vanessa Robinson, 26, from Las Cruces, New Mexico, is scheduled to make her debut with Jefferson Pitts Racing at Roseburg. Robinson has a vast experience in dirt and asphalt racing and has collected many career highlights, including being crowned the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Arizona champion last year racing out of Tucson Speedway.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Hicks Keeps Love Affair With Orange Show Speedway Alive

San Bernardino (August 21, 2016) - Matthew Hicks knows how to keep a romance alive.

Last week, in the days leading up to the return of the Lucas Oil Modified Series presented by LoanMart to Orange Show Speedway, Hicks talked about how often he has raced there and the success he had had and said “I love Orange Show.”

That's not a sentiment shared by many because the small, tight quarter-mile oval has driven young men to frustration and old men to more drink than usual. But Saturday night Hicks demonstrated why he's so fond of the oft-maligned matron by winning there for the second year in a row.

The 29-year-old from Lakeside, California, started fourth in the 24-car field, took the lead during a caution period on lap 28 and stayed in front for 72 more laps to take the checkered flag for the LoanMart Super Fast 100 a comfortable 0.639 seconds ahead of Linny White in a repeat of last year's finish.

It was the third series win for Hicks but his first this season and it put him back on top of the Hoosier Tire West point standings with three races remaining in the 10-race championship season. He had gone into the race 1 point behind fifth-place finisher Scott Winters after spending three weeks in the lead.

Hicks was fifth in qualifying, where Kyle Tellstrom set fast time with a track record 13.537 seconds and there was only 26/100ths of a second separating the top 16, and started fourth after an 8-car invert.

Pole-sitter Wes Miller and front-row companion Ryan Partridge set the pace in the early going, with Hicks settling into the top five long with Winters and White and those behind getting into various forms of mischief.

The front-runners got in the mischievous mood on lap 27, when Miller and Partridge got together on the back straightaway. That moved Hicks from third to first with White and Dylan Cappello in pursuit and he never trailed after that.

“It was exactly the way I planned it,” Hicks said. “During that long run (under green conditions from laps 35 to 80) I knew there had to be more cautions and I just tried to cruise. Even when Linny started to close in on me I tried not to sweat it, just let him go, let him use his stuff up trying to get to me. “then with 15 laps to go I said 'all right, it's go time.' I found something that works and Linny got off my bumper and I statrted creeping away.”

White, who had moved into second on lap 51, gave Hicks a few love taps in an effort to take the lead late in the race, but had his quest spoiled by Hicks and conditions.

“Someone was putting gear old down,” White said while Patridge nodded in confirmation. “After the last restart (on lap 80) it was bad; it just killed everything I had. It was sliding the nose getting down in (a corner) and I had no grip off.”

Hicks, on the other hand, was firmly gripping the hand of his great love.

LoanMart Super Fast 100
Orange Show Speedway, San Bernardino, Ca.
100 laps, 1/4-mile paved oval
Saturday, August 20, 2016

MAIN EVENT – 1. Matthew Hicks (28), Lakeside, Ca.; 2. Linny White (99), Colton, Ca.; 3. Dylan Cappello (11), Peoria, Az.; 4. Taylor Miinch (4T), Blossom Valley, Ca.; 5. Scott Winters (24A), Tracy, Ca.; 6. Kyle Tellstrom (89), Ukiah, Ca.; 7. Larry Gerchman (25), Lake Havasu City, Az.; 8. Ryan Partridge (9), Rancho Cucamonga, Ca.; 9. Jesse Lawson (88), Big Bear City, Ca.; 10. Shane Skaggs (28X), Albuquerque, N.M.; 11. William Camara (3), Fremont, Ca.; 12. Shelby Stroebel (24), Meridian, Idaho; 13. Travis Thirkettle (5T), Newhall, Ca.; 14. Eddie Secord (35), Oak Hills, Ca.; 15. Tony Forfa IV (34), Redlands, Ca.; 16. William Guevara (55), Lake Havasu City, Az.; 17. Aaron McMorran (22), Las Vegas; 18. Dustin Tilbury (17D), Edgewood, N.M.; 19. Blake Rogers (4B), Yuma, Az.; 20. Eric Hamilton (11H), Hanford, Ca.; 21. Wes Miller (87), Turlock, Ca.; 22. Kyle Cline (98) , Hesperia, Ca.; 23. Doug Hamm, North Las Vegas, Nev.; 24. Dave Arce (5), Santee, Ca.

Margin of victory – 0.629 seconds. Average speed – Unavailable. Lead changes – 1 among 2 drivers. Caution flags – 6. Fast qualifier – Tellstrom, 13.537 seconds (track record).

B MAIN (40 laps) – 1. Jerry Toporek (40), Venice, Ca.; 2. Rod Proctor (21), Riverside, Ca.; 3. Sal Lopez (02), Sacramento, Ca.; 4. Dwight Kelley (13), Blythe, Ca.; 5. Hamm (4X); 6. Arce (5); 7. Forfa IV (34); 8. Guevara (55).

Hamm, Arce, Forfa and Guevara were the top 4 after 20 laps and advanced to the main event.

The Lucas Oil Modified Series presented by LoanMart is supported by a potent marketing concept known as “Team Lucas” whose members include General Tire, GEICO, E3 Spark Plugs, Optima Batteries, Carlyle Tools-NAPA, BILSTEIN Shocks, Super Clean, 4-Wheel Parts and LoanMart.

Additional sponsorship is provided by Lucas Oil Products, Protect the Harvest, MAVTV Motorsports Network, Lucas Oil Racing TV, Hoosier Tire West, Sunoco Race Fuels, Aero Racing Wheels, ASI Racewear, Five Star Race Car Bodies, Frank’s Radios, Racing Plus-Parker Pumper, EFI University, Joe's Racing Products, Scribner Plastics, Fast EZ-EFI System-COMP and DJ Safety.

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Evans Wins Fourth NWSLMS Race in Shootout

Airway Heights, WA (August 22, 2016)–Some wins might come easier than others and on Saturday night at Spokane’s Super Oval it was a no easy task for Garrett Evans. The two-time defending series champion, Evans, had to work his way to the front and win the battle with young gun Zack Beaman en route to his fourth Northwest Super Late Model Series victory of the season.

Beaman took second followed by Tayler Riddle third with Blake Williams and Mitch Kleyn rounding out the Top-5 running order.

Saturday evening started with Riddle blistering the track qualifying record with a lap of 17.736-sec. on the fast half-mile oval to pick up the Wheel Chill Fast Time and additional $100 cash bonus. Riddle held the previous record at 17.771 that he set back in 2015. Evans was also very fast in qualifying, locking up the second fastest lap. Riddle would draw a six-car invert and put Braeden Havens on the pole with Joey Bird outside the front row.

Havens brought the 22-car field to green grabbing the hole shot into turn 1 to take the lead over Bird. Early portions of the race saw the top-10 cars race nose to tail for the first 40 laps. Havens would hold his lead fighting off battles from second-place Shane Mitchell. Havens continued his lead until Lap 52 when Evans was able to get by Mitchell and put pressure on Havens. Evans was able to get the inside lane in turn three and take the lead. Beaman would follow Evans and move into the second position.

One of the biggest delays on the night came at lap 60 when 2015 Rookie of the Year Glenn Knutson lost a motor down the backstretch, going up into a ball of fire. The car would come to a rest in the top of turn 3 with the fire extinguished but not after leaving a large trail of oil on the track. The red flag would bunch the field up as they headed into the second half of the race.

Evans would bring the cars back around for the green flag on lap 62 with Beaman to the outside of him. The veteran Evans tried to pull Beaman on the start but the young driver kept side by side to the outside. Evans eventually got the lead down the backstretch. The top two were able to pull away from the rest of the field putting pressure and navigating lap traffic. Evans had a lead as big as 1.223 seconds over Beaman. As Evans closed in on lapped traffic he had trouble getting around one car opening the door for Beaman to close the gap.

Beaman used the lap traffic to his advantage and was able to drive around Evans on the outside for the lead. Beaman was able to pull out to a half-second lead until Evans was able to pass the lapped car. Evans worked his way back to the bumper of Beaman with just 10 laps to go.

Evans would regain the lead over Beaman on lap 116 and never look back to capture his fourth win on the year and continue his points lead in the chase for the 2016 championship race. The “KRC Power Steering Power Move of the Race” went to Beaman who showcased his talents against Evans, who gave him praise during post-race interviews.

The JOES Racing Hard Charger was Mitch Kleyn who advanced 6 positions from 11th to a top-5 finish. The two-time series championship runner up has now placed inside the top-5 running order in two of the last three races.

Next up for the NWSLMS is the Neal Newberry 125 at Wenatchee Valley Super Oval September 10th.

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Park Model Homes 125 Presented by CAL
Spokane Super Oval
125 Laps 62.5 Miles

Unofficial Finishing position/Car No./Name/Hometown/Laps completed
1. 64 Garrett Evans East Wenatchee, WA 125
2. 25 Zack Beaman Yakima, WA 125
3. 15 Tayler Riddle Naches, WA 125
4. 16 Blake Williams Spokane, WA 125
5. 1 Mitch Kleyn Quincy, WA 125
6. 83 Braeden Havens Medical Lake, WA 125
7. 99 Shane Mitchell East Wenatchee, WA 124
8. 24 Joey Bird Spokane, WA 124
9. 3 Barry Shingar Cranbrook, BC 124
10. 52 Brittney Zamora Kennewick, WA 124
11. 93 Dave Garber Spokane, WA 124
12. 5 Ryan Wells Hingham, MT 123
13. 29 Jason O'Neil Spokane, WA 123
14. 33 Brooke Schimmel Woodland, WA 122
15. 88 Dirk Bennett Spokane, WA 121
16. 43 Joey Nelson Spokane, WA 120
17. 11 Ed Thomsen Pasco, WA 117
18. 09 Clint Habart Cranbrook, BC 93
19. 51 Glenn Knutson Quincy, WA 59
20. 44 Marv Schultz Spokane, WA 58
21. 0 Brent Harris East Wenatchee, WA 51
22. 98 Chris Kellogg Spokane, WA 5

Race Contingency Awards-
Wheel Chill Fast Time- No. 15 Tayler Riddle 17.736 ($200 award)
Wheel Chill Lucky “7” Award- No. 99 Shane Mitchell (7th place finisher $25 award)
Wheel Chill 11- No. 93 Dave Garber (11th place finisher $25 award)
Wheel Chill Early Exit- No. 98 Chris Kellogg (First car out of the race)
JOES Racing Products Hard Charger- No. 1 Mitch Kleyn (advanced from 11th to 5th)
JOES 12th Man Award- No. 5 Ryan Wells (finished in 12th place)
KRC Power Steering “Power Move Of the Race”-No. 25 Zack Beaman
Racers Against Child Abuse Hard Luck Award- No. 51 Glenn Knutson ($50 award)

2016 Top-10 NWSLMS Unofficial Points
Driver Total
1. Garrett Evans 297
2. Ryan Wells 242
3. Braeden Havens 238
4. Mitch Kleyn 231
5. Brittney Zamora 222
6. Ed Thomsen 205
7. Glenn Knutson 176
8. Clint Habart 169
9. Dave Garber 163
10. Blake Williams 161

Madera Speedway Readying For Sixth Round Of LM & Jr. LM

Matt Erickson leads the field and the Open Late Model points (Photo Courtesy Jason Wedehase)

MADERA, CALIFORNIA (August 27, 2016) – One of the most competitive racing series in the country, the MAVTV-televised LoanMart Open Late Models and 51FIFTY Junior Late Models have been at a fever pitch. The sixth round of this eight race super series is this Saturday night at LoanMart Madera Speedway, with Super Hobby Stocks, Mini Cups, MSTs, and Toyota Sedans rounding out the racing card.

The Open Late Models have averaged 22 cars per race this year for their 100 lap contests and La Grange's Matt Erickson has fended off all challengers for a brilliant season. Erickson has won four of the five races to lead the points by a substantial 75 point margin. The point lead does not tell the full story as several drivers have given Erickson all he can handle. Most notably, Clovis's Bryan Herzog won the June 18th race and appeared on his way to win on July 25th before a clutch failure dropped him from the lead. Herzog finished second in the points in 2015 and is currently fourth in the 2016 order.

Tracy's Ryan Philpott has three second place finishes plus a pair of mechanical failures to rank second in the standings. The 2007 Altamont champion leads Modesto's Garland Tyler who is still in search of his first Open LM win. Herzog is fourth followed by three-time ASA TRUCK SERIES champion Joey Licata of Lake Balboa in fifth. Glen Cook, Ryan Hart, Shelden Cooper, Rick Thompson, and Jason Aguirre make up the top-ten. Thompson leads the local Late Model points at Madera and has turned his Open LM season around with finishes of tenth and fourth in the last two races.

Early season favorite David Ross of Colton is expected to make his Madera return on Saturday.

Las Vegas' Dezel West, 12, has wrestled the attention and the points lead away from 14 year-old Austin Herzog in the 51FIFTY Junior Late Models. The world's first full size stock car series for drivers ages 10-16 has produced arguably the best racing at the fastest one-third mile in the west.

Herzog appeared nearly untouchable after winning three of the first four races, but West was able to hold Herzog at bay for the duration of the July 50 lap feature. The duo is separated by just six points. Canadian Ben Silliker, age 11, has run in the top four in the last two races for third in the standings. 11 year-old Austin Edwards of Mentone won the April 30th race and added a third place finish in July for fourth overall. Jarrett Gilmer finished outside the top-six for the first time this year in the last race but maintains fifth in the standings.

Southern California standout Ryan Vargas missed the July event to drop to eighth in the points behind Kolby Berry and Alison Gay of Lakeside.

Joseph Reichmuth has finished in the top-two in all four Super Hobby Stock races to lead the points by ten points ahead of Chuck Dozhier. Reichmuth won an abbreviated feature in July. Dozhier himself has a win and has not finished worse than third. Thomas Suarez is 25 points out of the lead while Eloy Bazan is ranked fourth. Ivan Scorsur rounds out the top-five.

The California Mini Cups have been the success story of 2016 with a completely revamped lineup of drivers. The rookies have swept all three races with Clovis' Jackson Dukes getting the first two rounds and the points lead, while Stockton's JoJo Stearns won in July. Adam "The Bullet" Lemke of Hollister is a second year racer and is second in the points while also leading the Stockton track points.

Joshua "Bubba" Terry is the only other sophomore entrant and he is fourth in the standings with Lil Bruce Bivens overcoming an early season crash for fifth in the standings. Calvin Hegje finished third in his Madera debut in the last race.

The Modified Super Toyotas and Toyota Sedans have had a busy year at Madera. Kevin Thompson has won eight main events in the MSTs to enjoy a 42 point lead over three-time winner Bert Stephens. Zachary Cook, Rian Bowman, and Dennis Brannon round out the top-five in the championship.

The women of the Toyota Sedans are still holding court with Lucy Carmona's win on August 13th narrowing Jillaun Holden's points lead to 41 points. The pair have shared seven wins between them. Thomas Magray, popularly known as Tommy Wreckless, is third in the points followed by Mike Marley, and Erik Woods. Jason Lawton opened the year with two wins and two second place finishes notably in sixth in the points.

Race fans can catch up on LoanMart Madera Speedway racing with another original episode of "Madera Racing" The coverage will include the fifth round of the LoanMart Open Late Models, filmed on July 25th. "Madera Racing" airs Thursdays on MAVTV at 8 p.m. Eastern / 5 p.m. Pacific.

An open practice kicks off the weekend on Friday before another full day of action on Saturday. Pit gates open at 11 a.m. with practice from 12:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. Qualifying fires off at 2:45 p.m. with the grandstands open and ticket windows opening after qualifying. Heat races fire off at 5:45 p.m. with opening ceremonies and the first features set for 5 p.m.

Adult tickets are only $15, Seniors are $13, youth ages 6-12 are $7, and kids five and under are free. For more information, visit

Dave Grayson's Hot Racing Tickets For August 27th

By Dave Grayson


All American will be treating it's fans to a full Saturday evening of stock car racing from their Street Stock, Bomber, F 4 and Pro 4 Modified divisions. There will also be a special guest appearance from the California Vintage Racing Association who will run an exhibition event in their pristinely restored race cars.

The spectator gates will open at 4pm with the racing action receiving the green flag at 6pm. Adult tickets, age 16 to 59, are $10. Tickets for kids, age 6 to 15, and seniors, age 60 plus, are $7. Kids age 6 and under will be admitted free. The speedway also offers a budget friendly family pass, value priced at $35, that admits two adults and three kids.


The back side of the Irwindale Event Center will be transformed into the 1/8th mile drag strip so the IEC can present its highly acclaimed NHRA Thursday Night Thunder program. This highly regarded program is an alternative to illegal and dangerous street racing by sending the message race the strip and not the street.

The gates will open at 4pm followed by racing from 5 to 10pm. This program is open to all types of vehicles: from professional drag cars to the street cars many you borrowed from your parents. Don't worry, we won't tell anyone that you raced Mom's car at a drag strip.

Yet another aspect to the success of this program is its affordability. Entry fees are only $20 to race all night or you can watch them race all night for only $10.


KCRWP will be presenting Faith & Family Night At The Races, presented by Coca Cola, this Saturday night featuring on track action from their NASCAR Super Stock, NASCAR Spec Mod, INEX Legend, INEX Bandolero and Mini Dwarf divisions.

Adding to the fun will be the annual Faster Pastor Race which is a raceway tradition on Faith & Family Night. This special event places Pastors, from all over Bakersfield, in race cars in order to raise money for their Church.

The front gates will open at 5pm Saturday evening with the racing action going green at 7pm. General admission adult tickets, age 16 to 65, are only $10 to see all of this fun. Tickets for youth, age 6 to 15, seniors, age 65 plus, and military personnel, with valid ID, are $7. The raceway also offers a budget friendly Family 4 Pack, for $25, which admits 2 adults and 2 kids, age 6 to 15.


The fastest one-third mile in the west will be the busiest one-third mile in the west this Saturday. That's because of their long term policy of giving their fans a very full evening of short track racing.

The Saturday night action will be provided by the MAV TV televised Loan Mart Late Model Series, running twin 50 lap mains, along with the Twisted Tea Modifieds, and the 51 Fifty Junior Late Model Series running twin 25 lap mains. Also on the racing agenda will be the speedway's fan favorite local divisions featuring the Super Hobby Stock Series, the MST, Toyota Sedans, the 4 Bangers and the Mini Cups.

The Loan Mart Madera Saturday begins with practice, for all divisions, at 1230pm, followed by qualifying at 245pm, heat races at 445pm and main events at 5pm. Adult tickets are $15 which is a bargain for all of this racing. Tickets for seniors and military personnel are $13. Youth tickets, age 6 to 12, are $7 with kids 5 and under admitted free.


After taking some time off to beat the summer heat, the Las Vegas Bullring returns to action this Saturday night featuring racing from their NASCAR Super Late Model, Super Stock, Bomber, Grand American Modified, USLCI Legend, Bandolero & Thunder Car divisions along with the always fun Skid Plates. Make sure you bring the kids Saturday night because it's time for the annual Keith Danser Candy Toss presented by Whelen Engineering.

The spectator gates will open at 5pm followed by qualifying, the on track autograph session at 550pm and racing at 7pm. General admission tickets are $8 and may be ordered in advance by calling the speedway at 1 800 644 4444 or online at Ticket Master via the speedway's website. Advance tickets can be picked up at the ticket office/gift shop just off of Speedway Boulevard.


The Lakeport-Ukiah Speedway Challenge, presented by Furia Motorsports, moves to Ukiah Speedway this Saturday featuring racing action from their Bandolero, Bomber, Hardtop, Jammer and Legend divisions. Adding to the fun, with some destruction on the side, will be a boat race.

The spectator gates will open at 330pm. Qualifying for all divisions will begin at 5pm followed by the racing. General admission adult tickets are $12. Tickets for seniors, age 60 plus, and students with valid ID are $9. Kids tickets, age 5 to 11, and lst responders, with valid ID, are $6, Toddlers and infants are admitted free. Ukiah also offers a budget friendly family pack, priced at $30 which admits 2 adults and 3 kids.