Thursday, October 6, 2016

Kyle Edwards To Drive Orchex #8 In King Of The Wing

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA (October 6, 2016) – Arguably one of the nation's top pavement Sprint Car rides will gain a new pilot, as Glenn Hutchison's #8 Orchex / All Valley Towing Rex Hutchison Beast prepares for this weekend's Royal Purple King of the Wing national races in California. Bartlett, Tennessee standout Kyle Edwards will take the controls for Saturday's race at Stockton 99 Speedway and Sunday's King of the Wing national finale at Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, CA.

The yellow #8 ride has carried support from Royal Purple all season long, first driven by Hutchison's son Dylan before an injury sidelined his season. Idaho's Bryan Warf took over and stormed to Western Series wins at Rocky Mountain Raceway in Utah, Madera Speedway, and Stockton 99 Speedway. All told in five starts the car has finished no worse than third.

Edwards has been competing on a part-time basis in both the ISMA Super Modifieds and King of the Wing for several seasons. He opened the year with eighth and fourth place finishes in the King of the Wing Southeast swing in April along with a heat race win. His career-best King of the Wing effort came in Florida last year where finished second at Five Flags Speedway. He has nearly 30 career Super Modified top-tens, finishing second in the 2014 MSA points and a 2016 best-run with IMSA of a sixth place effort at Delaware Speedway in Canada. He finished fifth in the 2014 inaugural King of the Wing national points as well.

His best possibility for his first King of the Wing win may come Saturday at Stockton, where the #8 team has been very strong on the 68 year-old quarter-mile. In addition to Warf's win this year in August, Dylan Hutchison drove to fourth last November as well. Kern County Raceway Park is the biggest track in the national pavement sprint car scene and will pose a nice test for both Edwards and the Hutchison team. This year's Western Swing is only two races which gives teams much better odds for their cars holding up on the big KCRP speedway.

Racing action will be chronicled all weekend long on the King of the Wing Facebook and Twitter pages. You can learn more about Dylan Hutchison Racing at or by visiting the team on Facebook at keywords “Dylan Hutchison Racing”.

Dylan Hutchison Racing is presented by Orchex, LearnPort, Royal Purple, Rex Hutchison Racing Engines, Naake Suspension, All Valley Tow, Rich Howell Racing, Race Tec Pistons, DT Headers, Harris Industrial Gases, WrapStar Pro and Blakesley Sports Media.

$1,000 Halfway Bonus To Be Awarded At Kern County Raceway

Bakersfield, CA – For 2016, the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series increased its minimum Winner’s Purse to $5,000 (up from $3,000). However, for the upcoming “BULWARK FR 150 presented by 51 FIFTY Energy Drink” at Kern County Raceway on October 29th, the pot just got a little sweeter. Thanks to new series sponsor, ‘His Works Gift Basket Co.’, the driver leading at the halfway break, will receive a $1,000 bonus. If that driver is fortunate to go on and win the race, they’ll haul in a $6,000 payday.

“We’re always grateful for new sponsors coming into our series and we couldn’t be more proud for ‘His Works Gift Basket Co.’ utilizing the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series to help launch their company.” stated the SRL’s Brian Olsen. “Laticia and Kevin (Peters) have been longtime supporters of ours and we’re thankful that they’re sponsoring the halfway bonus and giving back to our teams”.

‘His Works Gift Basket Co.’ is a custom gift basket company. Each basket is made with the quality of its contents in mind. Their baskets do not contain inexpensive filler items to bulk up the baskets. They’re designed with quality items that customers will appreciate and enjoy. The baskets are currently available at or on Facebook at: #/hisworksgiftbasketco/?fref=ts

“As a new company, we’re excited to be involved with the SPEARS (SRL) Southwest Tour Series in the sponsorship of such an exciting event at Kern County Raceway. The SRL has established itself as the premiere Super Late Model Touring Series in the West, and we are proud to have the opportunity to be associated them. In addition, Kern County Raceway is one of the finest short track facilities on the entire West Coast. With race fans being the most loyal fan base in sports, we feel this combination is perfect for a company that strives for quality.” commented ‘His Works Gift Basket Co.’s’ Laticia Peters.

The “BULWARK FR 150 presented by 51 FIFTY Energy Drink” at Kern County Raceway is the penultimate race of the 2016 SPEARS Southwest Tour Series season. The October 29th event is the “3rd Annual Fall Classic at KCR and will feature the INEX Legends, Mini Stocks, Super Stocks, RCF SPEC Late Models and the 150 lap SPEARS Southwest Tour Series feature. Spectator gates open at 4pm with $15 General Admission tickets and $20 Reserved tickets. Family Four Packs (2 Adults, 2 Kids 6-15 years old) available for only $35.

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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”.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Dave Grayson's Hot Racing Tickets For October 8th

By Dave Grayson

We begin our listings this week with special events in the California cities of Stockton, Bakersfield and Madera because their tickets are so hot you may need protective gloves to hold them.



These two tracks are linked together this weekend because they're both presenting the California based season finale, and championship weekend, for the Royal Purple King of the Wing National Sprint Car Series. This special evening at the Stockton 99 is being presented by Orchex with additional co-sponsorship Xyience Energy Drink.

Also on the Stockton race agenda will be the BCRA Midgets, the NCMA Modifieds and the San Jose Modifieds. The front gates will open at 5pm with the green flag falling over the racing at 6pm.

Adult tickets, age 16 to 59, are $20. Tickets for juniors, age 11 to 15, and seniors, age 60 plus, are $15. Kids age ten and under will be admitted free.

Once the checkers fall at Stockton, it will be time for the teams from the King of the Ring Series to load up their cars and equipment to make the trip to Bakersfield - the home of the Kern County Raceway Park for Sunday's George Snider Classic. For the third consecutive year this national sprint car series will be finishing their racing season, and crowning a champion, at Kern Raceway. This series has, without doubt, the fastest cars to ever compete on the Kern Raceway's 1/2 mile, high banked oval. The all time track record, 14.29 seconds, was set by driver Jo Jo Helberg. On Sunday night the Sprints will be running a series of heat races and then conclude their 2016 season with a 40 lap main event.

The George Snider Classic was named in honor of Indianapolis 500 legend George "Ziggy" Snider of Bakersfield who made 22 starts in the "Indy 500" driving for legendary car owner, and longtime friend, A J Foyt.

Also participating in Sunday's on track action will be the NASCAR Super Stocks, the INEX Legends and the 911 Racing Series. The spectator gates will open at 2pm followed by a King of the Wing practice session at 215pm. Fans will be invited to visit trackside for a driver autograph session at 330pm. King of the Wing single car qualifying will commence at 410pm following by racing at 5pm.

Adult tickets, age 16 plus, are $15. Tickets for seniors, age 65 plus, active military with valid ID and kids, age six to 15 are $10. Kids age five and under will be admitted free. The raceway will also be offering a family pass, priced at $35.which admits two adults and either two seniors or two kids. Reserved stadium seats, at $20, are currently available.


Here's the other red hot ticket of the weekend. The fastest one-third mile in the west is going to be handing out a lot of money to race drivers this Saturday night. The evening will be highlighted by the 125 lap, $10,000 to win, short track shootout for the MAV TV Televised Loan Mart Open Late Model Series.

Also on this hot ticket will be the Lucas Oil Modified Racing Series, presented by Loan Mart, who will run a 75 lap main event that pays the winner $5,000.

Also on the Madera race agenda will be the Super Hobby Stock Series, Race #8 of the 51 FIFTY Junior Late Model Series and the Mini Cup Nationals.

The Loan Mart Madera weekend starts on Friday Night with an open practice session for all divisions from 3 to 9pm. The grandstands will be open free of charge for the fans. Saturday race day begins with practice at 1030am, qualifying at 1245pm. heat races and B mains at 3pm with opening ceremonies and main events beginning 530pm.

General admission tickets, age 13 and up, are $15. Tickets for Seniors and military personnel are $13. Youth tickets, are six to 12, are $7 with kids age five and under admitted free. If you're thinking those are low prices for a special event featuring that many racing divisions and laps you're right. Those ticket prices were made possible thanks to track sponsors Loan Mart, 51 FIFTY Energy Drink and Twisted Tea.


Once the Irwindale Event Center will divide it's oval tracks into sections to present two totally diverse forms of racing. It all begins with their NHRA Thursday Night Drag Racing program. It's street legal racing sending the all important message race the strip and not the streets. The spectator gates will open at 4pm with the drag racing running from 5 to 10pm. This program is very budget friendly; you can race all night for a $20 entry fee. Spectator tickets are priced at $10.

Then on Friday and Saturday the IEC will present two nights of slideways, rubber burning, Formula Drift. presented by BlackVue. It's the final night of the season and the O'Reilly Auto Parts Title Fight, presented by Gum Out, will decide which driver was the best of the year.

On Friday the gates will open at 2pm followed immediately by a practice session for all divisions. Qualifying rounds will be held at 415pm followed by an on track autograph session for the fans at 645pm. Saturday's gates will also open at 2pm and will be followed by a practice session. At 340pm the Pro Main Competition, Round of 32, will begin. Following an intermission at 530pm, there will be a VIP Experience track walk at 6pm. Then, following opening ceremonies at 7pm, the track gets hot with the main competition: the round of 16.

There is a variety of ticket options for the fans featuring both single day and two day pricing. The information and tickets can be obtained from the speedway's official website.


Furia Motorsports will be presenting a lot of action and destruction at lakeport this Saturday night by featuring jalopy racing, boat racing and those behemoth monster trucks. The spectator gates will open at 330pm with the showtime set for 6pm.

General admission tickets, age 12 plus, are $15. Tickets for kids, age five to 11, are $12.


It's championship night at Magic Valley. That usually means the racing intensity is usually amped up a notch with drivers prepared to do what is necessary to improve their final points standings and collect those bonus checks at banquet time.

Providing the on track action Saturday night will be the Royal Purple Mods, the National Guard Super Stocks, Project Filters Street Stocks, Quale's Electronic Junior Stiners and the evening will conclude with the Quale's Electronics Trailer Race of Destruction. The spectator gates will open at 5pm followed by McDonald's time trials at 630pm and racing at 7pm.

Adult tickets, age 13 plus, are $15 with tickets for seniors, age 62 plus, priced at $10. Kid's tickets, are six to 12, are $3. Military personnel with ID are always admitted free at this speedway.


It's championship night #2 at Rocky Mountain this Saturday. Racing divisions, with drivers going after those last chance bonus points, will include the Shoq Late Models, University Federal Credit Union Sprint Cars, Midgets, the Sommers Auto Wrecking Hornets, and Tucker Towing Deckers. The front gates will open at 4pm followed by qualifying at 5pm, heat races at 6pm and main events at 7pm.

General admission tickets, age 13 and up, are $15. Youth tickets, age five to 12, are $5 with kids age four and under admitted free.

$10K to Win Short Track Shootout Saturday At Madera Speedway

MADERA, CALIFORNIA (October 5, 2016) – A pre-entry list approaching 60 cars is set to battle on Saturday night, with the fourth annual Short Track Shootout Saturday at LoanMart Madera Speedway. The top drivers in the west will battle for 125 laps for $10,000 to win in the prestigious MAVTV-televised event.

The Short Track Shootout has grown incrementally each year to become one of the top Late Model events in the nation and serves as the eighth and final 2016 points race for the LoanMart Late Models as well. 51FIFTY Jr. Late Models and Super Hobby Stocks have their season finales along with Lucas Oil Modifieds and Mini Cups in action.

Matt Erickson has already sewn up the championship in the series, as the all-time winningest series driver has five wins and two second place finishes this year for a commanding points lead. 2007 Altamont champion Ryan Philpott got his first win in several years when he won the most recent LoanMart LM race on September 24th and ranks second in the series standings.

Erickson and Philpott will take on challengers from all over the Western United States, including NASCAR K&N Pro Series, West champions and Short Track Shootout winners Mike David of Modesto and Eric Holmes of Escalon. For Holmes, his resume in the Short Track Shootout is 2-for-2 with the 2014 and 2015 editions, while David won it in 2013.

"It's going to be tough. I think we'll have a really good car this year. We gotta drive a smart race this year," Holmes said. "I feel like this will be the most interesting race ever. The track is in good shape and will make good racing. We've got a lot of talented drivers that have won races all over the country. There's a wide range of drivers and teams and its going to be an exciting race."

The driver that has come the closest to victory might be 2016 NASCAR State and Irwindale Speedway champion Trevor Huddleston. Huddleston will return again for another shot at the five figure first place prize.

The top drivers from the Stockton area, who share a race shop, of Larry Tankersley and Dennis Byers are both expected to travel south to Madera. 2015 LoanMart Late Model champion Buddy Shepherd, who is a perfect 10-for-10 at Kern County Raceway Park in 2016, returns to Madera and Kern County third in points Racin Vernon has entered too.

2012 and 2016 Pacific Challenge Series champion Jeremy Doss of Upperlake, CA, that series' winningest driver, is also entered. Doss won the PCS event at Madera in August as part of his preparation for this race. With track and series champions from virtually every major stock car series in California represented, picking a winner will not be easy for the race fans.

Race fans will be treated to a very low ticket price thanks to sponsors LoanMart, 51FIFTY Energy Drink, and Twisted Tea. Adult tickets are now only $15, seniors and military are only $13, youth ages 6-12 are only $7, and kids five and under are free.

A jam-packed program will see the top-ten qualifiers make the show and then redraw for their starting positions. Positions 11-20 will be filled by the top-two finishers from each of the five heat races.

iPull-U-Pull presents the $1000 to win B Main to fill out the rest of the 26 car starting lineup with a possible C Main pending car count. Saturday's B Main will be a split format similar to the Lucas Oil Modifieds, with transferred cars being moved out of the race and the remaining drivers will battle for the first place prize money. The entire program is a one-day show with Friday's activities only including an optional practice. Former Altamont regular Doyal Moen, now residing in Jerome, ID, won the random draw of pre-entries to have his entry paid in full.

Not only will there be a 50 car LoanMart Late Model event, but season finales for the 51FIFTY Jr. Late Models and Super Hobby Stocks are also scheduled. The 51FIFTY Jr. Late Models are the only series of its kind in the world for drivers ages 10-16. The series is currently led by 12 year-old Dezel West of Las Vegas, with other race winners this year including 11 year-olds Austin Edwards of Mentone, CA and Ben Silliker of Alberta, Canada. 13 year-old Austin Herzog of Clovis will run double-duty in both the Jr. Late Models 50 and attempt to qualify for the Short Track Shootout 125. Several new drivers are expected to join the field for its largest car count of 2016.

A major feature event everywhere they go is the Lucas Oil Modified Series with a $5000 to win, 75 lap feature on their agenda as well. This is the second appearance of the series at Madera this season with Ukiah's Kyle Tellstrom winning on June 11th. Former Madera Speedway track champion Scott Winters of Tracy, CA is usually the top "home track" threat against drivers who come from several different western states to compete. More than 30 cars typically compete in Lucas Oil Modified Series races which are also televised on MAVTV.

LoanMart Madera Speedway's youngest drivers in the California Mini Cups get an opportunity to compete on the big stage as well.

Friday practice will see gates open for parking at 11 a.m. with cars on track from 3 p.m. - 9 p.m. Saturday will start early with pits opening at 9 a.m. Practice will begin at 10:30 a.m. with qualifying at 12:45 p.m., heat races, Modified and Late Model b-mains, and the Mini Cup main event at 3:30 p.m. Opening ceremonies will be at 5:30 p.m. with the features for the Late Models, Jr. Late Models, Super Hobby Stocks, and Lucas Oil Modifieds.

Madera Speedway is located on the Madera Fairgrounds on Cleveland Ave and 99. For more information, visit

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. LoanMart Madera Speedway racing is also available on the LucasOilRacing.TV app

Short Track Shootout LoanMart Open Late Model pre-entry list
List as of 10-5-16
# - Ronnie Roberts- Fresno, CA
1 - Tyler Herzog - Clovis, CA
2 - Justin Dukes - Clovis, CA
2 - Adam Coonfield - Modesto, CA
6 - Dennis Byers - Stockton, CA
7 - Bryan Herzog - Clovis, CA
9 - Larry Tankersley - Stockton, CA
11 - Austin Herzog - Clovis, CA
14 - Mike Bristow - Stockton, CA
16 - Alexander Mead - Watsonville, CA
18 - Craig Rayburn - Simi Valley, CA
20 - Dennis Furden - Santa Clarita, CA
21 - Eric Holmes - Escalon, CA
21 - Aaron Mullins –Fresno,CA
21 - Blaine Rocha - Oakdale, CA
22- Buddy Shepherd – Bakersfield, CA
24 - Dominic Lopez - San Leandro, CA
25 - Elliott Stjerne - Madera, CA
25 - Brandon Loverock - San Bernardino, CA
26 - Del Mcintosh - Madera, CA
27T - Kevin Thompson - Madera, CA
28 - Trevor Schlundt - Clovis, CA
28 - Henk Gaalswyk –Ripon, CA
35 - Rodney Peacher - North Hollywood Hills, CA
38 - Ryan Hart - Dos Palos, CA
40 - Dylan Caldwell - Idaho
41 - Howard Holden - Clovis, CA
42 - Matt Erickson - La Grange, CA
45 - Jason Aguirre - Atwater, CA
45 - Sean Woodside – Saugus, CA
50 - Trevor Huddleston – Aguora Hills, CA
50 - Justin Philpott - Tracy, CA
51 - Racin Vernon - Bakersfield, CA
52 - Ryan Philpott - Livermore, CA
53 - Kyle Gottula - Modesto, CA
54 - Donny St. Ours - Upland, CA
55 - Kent Cam – Madera, CA
57 - David Ross - Colton, CA
60 - Doyal Moen - Jerome, ID
71 - Carl Pearce - Hilmar, CA
73 - Garland Tyler - Modesto, CA
75 - Jeremy Doss - Upperlake, CA
77 - Mike David - Modesto, CA
77 - Rick Thompson - Fresno, CA
77 - Nick Joanides – Woodland Hills,CA
81 - Ray Mayer- North Fork, CA
82 - Dennis Schlundt - Fresno, CA
88 - Dillon Tucker - Madera Ranchos, CA
88 - Denny Cashada –Redwood Valley, CA
89 - Shelden Cooper - Clovis, CA
90 - Ross Strmiska - Manteca, CA
92 - Logan Zampa - Napa, CA
96 - Loren Kutz - Madera, CA
96 - Chris Lyon-Coulterville, CA
98 - Glen Cook - Mariposa, CA
99 - Jason Rhodes

51FIFTY Jr. Late Models expected (partial list)
2 - Jarrett Gilmer - Manteca, CA
6 - Cameron Legue - Lincoln, CA
11 - Austin Herzog - Clovis, CA
12 - Kyle Keller - Las Vegas, NV
12s - RJ Smothermon - Las Vegas, NV
16 - Lilly Mead - Watonsville, CA
17 - Zachary Telford - Middleton, ID
18 - Austin Edwards - Mentone, CA
21 - Dezel West - Las Vegas, NV
24 - Ben Silliker - Alberta, Canada
32 - Jaden Lyn Rocha - Atwater, CA
43 - Tanner Reif - Las Vegas, NV
88 - Kolby Berry - Redwood City, CA
89 - Allison Gay - Lakeside, CA

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Jefferson Wins Fall Classic

Yakima, WA (October 4, 2016)–When fans arrived Sunday for the 29th Annual Fall Classic at Yakima Speedway they knew the race would be exciting based on past history. Jason Jefferson provided a thrilling performance to give the fans plenty to talk about with the off-season approaching.

The veteran driver from Naches, WA came from the back of the pack with less than 40 laps remaining, having to pit for a flat tire while leading, to win.

Jefferson was able to hold off his friend and mentor, Garrett Evans, during a rash of late race cautions. Zack Beaman who battled back from two flat tires, finished second with Andy Sole and Braeden Havens rounding out the top-5 finishers.

The weekend started out with 32 drivers making the trip to the historic race. Only 30 would make it to qualifying after incidents in practice. The 2015 Fall Classic winner, Tayler Riddle, captured the fast time award with a blistering 18.514-sec. lap. Beaman qualified second to set the front row of Sunday’s 200-lap main event. The top-15 cars would be locked in on time with a 30-lap qualifying heat run to set positions 16th through 30th.

Riddle and Beaman brought the 30-car field to the green flag with Riddle grabbing the lead off of turn 2. Several cautions through the race’s first 50 laps kept the field bunched together.

The young guns of Riddle and Beaman raced side by side as Lap 50 restarted from a caution. Beaman jumped the start but per series rules fell back and returned the lead to Riddle. The hard racing between Riddle and Beaman gave Jefferson a chance to close in on the pair by lap 60. Jefferson was able to get by Beaman as the Yakima native was forced to pit with a flat tire

Caution on lap 74 set-up a restart with Jefferson on the outside of Riddle. The defending race champion beat Jefferson into the corner for the lead. Jefferson caught Riddle on lap 78 to take the lead for the first time. Jefferson and Riddle who also happen to be neighbors in Naches, battled for the lead until the mid-way break came out at lap 93.

The race resumed after all drivers were able to make adjustments, add fuel and change tires. Riddle’s lead didn’t last long as Jefferson powered back to take the lead away on Lap 109. Jefferson would lead the filed through two of the longest green flag runs of the day as the past Apple Cup winner showcased the strength of his Ford Fusion.

It seemed that Jefferson was going to be the car to beat until Lap 160.

While the field was under caution Jefferson brought his car to pit road to change a right front flat tire and fell back to the 15th position on the restart. This would move Garrett Evans to lead with 40 laps to go. Evans had a strong car while running up front but the show that everybody at the track was watching was Jefferson as he weaved his way through traffic to advance back towards the front of the field.

By lap 165 Jefferson had cracked the Top-10 while he was making his “KRC Power Steering” Power Move of the Race to the front. Jefferson only needed eight more laps until he was sitting in second place and working to pass Evans for the lead. It took just four laps for Jefferson to overtake the NWSLMS points leader Evans and regain his lead of the race.

With just 21 laps left in the race Jefferson continued to hold control of the event but three late cautions gave Evans a chance on restarts. Knowing each other’s restart tricks after many late race duels, Evans and Jefferson played cat and mouse with each other for the lead when the green flag was thrown.

The late cautions wouldn’t faze Jefferson, as he cruised to his first career NWSLMS win and first career Fall Classic victory. Jefferson is also the first in his famous racing family to win a Yakima Speedway Fall Classic in its 29-year history.

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20th Annual Fall Classic 200
Yakima Speedway Yakima, WA
200 Laps 100 Miles

Unofficial Finishing position/Car No./Name/Hometown/Laps completed
1. 97 Jason Jefferson Naches, WA 200
2. 64 Garrett Evans East Wenatchee, WA 200
3. 25 Zach Beaman Yakima, WA 200
4. 20s Andy Sole Marysville, WA 200
5. 83 Braeden Havens Airway Heights, WA 200
6. 37 Mike Longton Moxee, WA 200
7. 22 Lex Johnson Monroe, WA 200
8. 89 Doni Wanat Woodinville, WA 200
9. 12 Dan Obrist Portland, OR 200
10. 77 CJ Hawley Prosser, WA 200
11. 16 Chad Hinkle Yakima, WA 200
12. 52 Brittney Zamora Kennewick, WA 200
13. 29 Shane Harding Surrey, BC 200
14. 22w JC Wofford Yakima, WA 197
15. 51 Glenn Knutson Quincy, WA 173
16. 15 Taylor Riddle Naches, WA 172
17. 70 Jeff Knight Monroe, WA 166
18. 93 Dave Garber Spokane, WA 158
19. 90 Molly Helmuth Seattle, WA 155
20. 33s Brooke Schimmel Woodland, WA 129
21. 11 Ed Thomsen Pasco, WA 122
22. 24x Tim Babcock Kennewick, WA 87
23. 40 Jason Ogle Bothell, WA 86
24. 09 Clint Habart Cranbrook, BC 86
25. 88 Dirk Bennett Spokane, WA 83
26. 1 Mitch Kleyn Quincy, WA 72
27. 99 Shane Mitchell East Wenatchee, WA
28. 33K Christopher Kalsch Hillsboro, OR 28
29. 39 Pete Harding Langley, BC 19
20. 10 Owen Riddle Naches, WA 0

Race Contingency Awards-
Wheel Chill Fast Time- No. 15 Taylor Riddle 18.514 secs ($200 award)
Wheel Chill Lucky “7” Award- No. 22 Lex Johnson (7th place finisher $25 award)
Wheel Chill 11- No. 16 Chad Hinkle (11th place finisher $25 award)
Wheel Chill Early Exit- No. 10 Owen Riddle (First car out of the race)
JOES Racing Products Hard Charger- Dan Obrist, who advanced 21 positions from 30th to 9th place at the checkers
JOES Racing Products Hard Charger- No. 12 Dan Obrist (advanced from 24th to 11th)
JOES 12th Man Award- No. 52 Brittney Zamora (finished in 12th place)
KRC Power Steering “Power Move Of the Race”-No. 97 Jason Jefferson
Racers Against Child Abuse Hard Luck Award- No. 39 Pete Harding ($50 award)

2016 Top-10 NWSLMS Unofficial Points
Driver Total
1 Garrett Evans 383
2 Braeden Havens 328
3 Mitch Kleyn 295
4 Brittney Zamora 293
5 Ryan Wells 278
6 Ed Thomsen 266
7 Glenn Knutson 249
8 Clint Habart 240
9 Dirk Bennett 211
10 Shane Mitchell 202

Monday, October 3, 2016

Philpot Leads Wire-To-Wire For Shasta Speedway Modified Win

Mary Burton and family present the winner's trophy to Jason Philpot
(Photo Courtesy Carrie Lauenroth)

October 1, 2016.... Anderson, CA...... Shasta Speedway hosted the championship race for the North State Modified Series, presented by Protect the Harvest, Saturday night, and it was Jason Philpot of Sacramento that lead the 60 lap “Lloyd Burton Against the Wind Modified Challenge” wire to wire to post his fourth NSMS feature win in 2016, and collect the $1500 first-place prize. But is was Kelseyville's Darrin Knight who was crowned the North State Modified champion for the second consecutive season.

Nineteen modifieds clocked in to participate in this $11,000 memorial event. The purse was doubled courtesy of Burton's brother-in-law, Mort Houston, NSMS, and other Burton family members and friends. Lloyd Burton was a native of Shasta county who was involved in racing, promoting, and officiating at several tracks in northern California. He was also the founder of the Northern California Auto Racing Alumni Association.

Lakeport's Charlie Collins set a new modified track record of 15.922 seconds with Knight the only other car in the 15-second bracket at 15.975. Collins drew an eight for the invert placing local driver Cody Braund, driving the Bob Lehman #82, and Philpot in the front row. NSMS 2016 Rookie of the Year Darrin Sullivan and Richie Potts shared row two, with Roseburg's Tom Ford and Eric Johnson in the third row. Knight and Collins were next in line.

Philpot forged ahead at the start with Braund and Sullivan next in line. Before even one lap was complete a 6-car pile-up in turn four resulted in four cars towed to the pits including Potts, Johnson, Guy Young and Herman Pulyer. Terry Deal and Michael Morrison also pitted but returned to the track at the back of the field.

When racing finally got under way Philpot powered ahead again followed by Braund, Sullivan, Knight, Collins and Rich Cobb. Collins swapped places with Knight on lap four as Philpot was driving away. Collins drove by Sullivan for third on lap 13 with Knight passing Sullivan the following round.

Both Collins and Knight were on a mission, and when the lapping process began, Collins swapped places with Braund and set his sights on the leader. Knight moved into third, dropping Braund to fourth on the 20th circuit, as Philpot was enjoying a 5-car length advantage on his competitors.

Collins and Knight gained ground on Philpot at mid-race, and at the Swartz Diesel half-way marker the running order was Philpot, Charlie Collins, Knight, Braund, Sullivan, Morrison, Cobb, Mike Collins, Codi Barba, Terry Deal, Tom Ford, Josh Stewart, Adrianna Strugnell and John Baker.

Baker spun on the back-stretch on lap 37 to bring out the second yellow flag, and at that point Terry Deal was given the lucky dog placing him back on the leader's lap.

The next five laps saw Collins attempt to move under Philpot, but each attempt failed. At the same time Collin's car showed signs of something rubbing on his tire, causing it to smoke. Track officials stopped the race to check the tire and both the officials and the driver determined that Collins could continue. However, the cards were not in Collins' favor and the tire blew the following round ending his bid for the win.

The final laps saw Philpot and Knight nose-to-tail, and at the checkered flag it was Philpot, Knight, Braund, Sullivan, Morrison, Mike Collins, Cobb, Barba, Deal, Ford, Stewart and Strugnell. Randy Houston, Lloyd Burton's nephew, developed motor problems in hot laps and was unable to start. Burton's wife Mary Burton, son Danny Burton, daughter Christine Burton and their families presented the hand-carved eagle trophy to Philpot. Philpot's name will also be engraved on the 4-foot tall perpetual trophy donated by Mort Houston.

In the Lucas Oil Dash for Cash Terry Deal collected $100 for the win, with Mike Collins getting $50 for second. Barba won the Wenteq Hard Charger Award. Charlie Collins earned the Penney Racing Supply/Sunoco Fast Time Award. Naake Suspention prizes went to Morrison and Deal. Adrianna Strugnell won the D.J. Safety certificate.

The North State Modified Series is presented by: Protect the Harvest, Swartz Diesel, Lucas Oil, Sinister Diesel, Penney Racing Supply, American Racer Tires, Naake Suspension, Sunoco Fuels, Five Star Bodies, Wrap Star Pro, Wenteq, Scribner Plastics, DJ Safety, and the Buckhorn Bar & Grill.

SUNOCO/PENNEY RACING SUPPLY TIME TRIALS: Charlie Collins 15.922, Darrin Knight 15.975, Eric Johnson 16.145, Tom Ford 16.192, Richie Potts 16.212, Darrin Sullivan 16.246, Jason Philpot 16.260, Cody Braund 16.270, Michael Morrison 16.319, Guy Young 16.325, Herman Pulyer 16.373, Mike Collins 16.397, Rich Cobb 16.461, Terry Deal 16.502, Codi Barba 16.636, Josh Stewart 16.715, Adrianna Strugnell 16.940, John Baker 18.12, Randy Houston N/T

LUCAS OIL DASH FOR CASH: Terry Deal, Mike Collins, Rich Cobb, Herman Pulyer, Guy Young, Michael Morrison

SINISTER DIESEL FALL CLASSIC : Jason Philpot, Darrin Knight, Cody Braund, Darrin Sullivan, Michael Morrison, Mike Collins, Rich Cobb, Codi Barba, Terry Deal, Tom Ford, Josh Stewart, Adrianna Strugnell, Charlie Collins, John Baker, Richie Potts, Eric Johnson, Guy Young, Herman Pulyer, Randy Houston DNS.

The Fall Spectacular returns to Redwood Acres Raceway this weekend

By Matthew J. Sullivan

After a two year hiatus, the Fall Spectacular is set to return this weekend October 7th, 8th, and 9th at Redwood Acres Raceway. It is sure to be a fun-filled weekend as seven divisions will partake in the racing action on the 3/8-mile paved oval. It will be the 24th running of the event which originated in 1990.

Two of the divisions will be racing full programs on both nights, the California State and Federal Employees Credit Union roadrunners and the Thunder Roadsters. Of the 11 roadrunner point races in 2016, there were nine different winners. The feature events for both Saturday and Sunday should be wide-open. The Thunder Roadster division featured some of the tightest racing at the Acres in 2016 and it should be no different as 2016 track champion, Tommy Payne will be among the favorites to win on both nights.

The Legends cars will also be in action after what’s been a successful first season of action for the division at RAR. The winner’s share for the Sunday race is $500 with a minimum of $100 just to start the feature. 2016 champ, Robert Miller and championship runner-up, Brad Curtice will be the local favorites for the event.

The Humboldt Hydroponics mini stocks will have a 40-lap feature on Sunday. $500 dollars is on the line for the race winner and it is anyone guess as to who will be the winner when the checkered flag falls. With 2016 mini stock champ, Gary Klinetobe announcing his retirement at the end of the final point race on September 24th, the door opens for his closest challengers in Eugene Palmer and Jarrett Mayo being the favorites for Sunday. Another driver who will be a contender is Rick Estes who won four main events during the season.

The Fortuna Wheel and Brake bombers will have two main 50-lap events on Sunday. $1,000 will be awarded to the winner of each race. In addition, another $1,000 will be awarded to the driver who has the best average finish between the two races and an additional $1,000 will be awarded if a driver sweeps both feature events. The top bomber drivers in the region are expected to show for the event while local drivers like Ryan Walters and John Lally among the locals hoping to defend their home turf.

Modifieds will take to the Acres for the third time in 2016. The prior two races were North State Challenge Series events which were swept by Darrin Knight. The 60-lap feature pays $1,500 to win with a minimum of $200 being paid for starting the feature. Fast time for the division will earn a driver $100 while winning in one of the qualifying heats will fetch a driver $75.

Over 20 drivers have pre-entered for the 100-lap feature event for the late model cars. Several past winners of the race are expected to show including four-time winner, Mike Sackett, 2-time winner, David Miller and 2012 champion, Jeremy Doss. Others who have entered include Randy Houston, Eric Gannon, Allen Cress and racing legend, Jim Walker. One driver who will not be racing is 2016 Mid City Motor World late model champ, Mic Moulton who is still recovering from injuries. Driving his car will be Acres veteran, David Henderson. The feature pays $2,000 to win with a $500 minimum payout for starting. Like the modifieds, fast time will be awarded $100 while the qualifying heat winners will earn $100.

Redwood Acres Raceway will be hosting an open practice on Friday October 7th starting at 2:00 PM. Saturday, grandstands open at 4:00 PM with racing starting at 6:00 PM. Sunday grandstands open at 11:00 AM with racing beginning at noon. For more information on this weekend’s Fall Spectacular please visit Redwood Acres Raceway’s official website,

Late Model Pre-Entry List
3 – Allen Cress
8 – Kenny Demello
9 – Randy Houston
10 – David Henderson
12 – Marty Walsh
15 – Richard Knight
19 – Brandon White
22 – David Miller
24 – Derek Copeland
24 – Ryun Leazer
26 – Robbie Nelson
27 – Sheyne Demello
28 – Tim Crenshaw
28 – Wade Koens
34 – Corey James
36 – Luke Hall
41 – Junior Roddy
44 – James Jones
48 – Jim Walker
57 – Ryan Walters
75 – Jeremy Doss
75E – Eric Gannon
83 – Douglas Atkins
91 – Brandon Williams
99 – Mike Sackett

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Jeremy Doss Wins PCS Season Finale At Ukiah To Claim Championship

Photo Courtesy Patriot Media

UKIAH, CALIFORNIA (October 1, 2016) - Upperlake, CA's Jeremy Doss won his all-time best 19th career Pacific Challenge Series race, winning a thriller to take the 2016 championship on Saturday night at Ukiah Speedway. The 75 lap contest saw the lead change hands multiple times in the final 20 laps, with Doss fending off 2015 and 2016 runner-up Mike Beeler of Modesto for a narrow victory. Saturday's races were presented by

Manteca's JR Courage finished second at Ukiah in July after leading the much of the first half of that race. He followed up on that performance by winning the American Racer Tire Dash on Saturday worth a set of tires and the pole for the feature.

2016 PCS Rookie of the Year Matthew Wendt took the lead on the initial start from the outside pole and brought Beeler with him on lap eight. Courage was forced up to the outside line by Beeler, and despite enjoying the outside line in the dash Courage fell back to fifth.

Tracy's Jeff Bischofberger got around Doss for third on lap 25 when Doss swung wide coming out of turn four fighting a loose condition and no power steering. The lead pack of Wendt, Beeler, and Bischofberger staged a very intense battle that thrilled the fans on a cold night, with Wendt doing a great job fighting off the touring stock car veterans for many laps.

The tight exciting action on the quarter-mile continued when Courage took fourth from Doss as well. Beeler tagged Wendt in turn one on lap 55 and in the process lost second to Bischofberger. Bischofberger turned up the heat on Wendt as well with it boiling over on lap 65. Wendt slid off the track on the backstretch and bounced over the off ramp sending him sliding through the infield. Wendt slid back onto turn three and was clipped by Bischofberger, ending both of their nights.

Beeler assumed the top position with ten laps to go with Courage restarting on the outside and Doss inside the second row. Doss used the restart to dash up into second and a side-by-side battle ensued.

Doss took the lead on lap 70 and Beeler gave his all in several attempts to take the lead back. With two to go, the pair banged doors down the front stretch before separating. Doss was able to survive an onslaught of late race challenges for a two car length victory over Beeler with Courage third, Danny Malfatti fourth as the final finisher.

Loomis' Chris Scribner lost his engine in the dash to end his evening early. Danny Malfatti won the Penney Racing Supply Hard Charger award.


1 75 Jeremy Doss 558
2 6 Mike Beeler 530
3 66 Jeff Bischofberger 492
4 37 JR Courage 476
5 1 Matt Wendt 430
6 20m Cole Moore 420
7 11j Tracy Bolin 392
8 55 Danny Malfatti 380
9 27 John Moore 378
10 70 Mike Hite 366

The Pacific Challenge Series championship may be complete, but arguably the series biggest event is still on the calendar. The non-points "October Classic 100" will take place on October 15th at All American Speedway as part of the prestigious TOYOTA/NAPA Auto Parts 150 presented by Trico Welding weekend. The third annual event attracts the PCS' largest crowd annually.

For more information on the Pacific Challenge Series, visit

The Pacific Challenge Series is presented by: Penney Racing Supply, Penney & Associates, American Racer Tires, Maita Chevrolet, 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* Winner: Jason Romero

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

Pacific Challenge Series Round 12: Ukiah Speedway Results
Finish Car Driver Hometown Sponsors
1 75 Jeremy Doss Upperlake, CA I-5 Tire Factory
2 6 Mike Beeler Modesto, CA Beeler Industries
3 37 JR Courage Manteca, CA The Chicken Barn
4 55 Danny Malfatti Hayward, CA Malfatti Motorsports
5 1 Matthew Wendt Lodi, CA Cali Style Customs
6 66 Jeff Bischofberger Tracy, CA Rent to Own Visalia
DNS 5 Chris Scribner Loomis, CA Quick Quack Car Wash/Scribner Plastics

Sunoco Fuels Fast Time: #75 Jeremy Doss 12.673
American Racer Dash (set of tires): #37 JR Courage
Penney Racing Supply Hard Charger: #55 Danny Malfatti
Lap leaders: #1 Matt Wendt 1-65, #6 Mike Beeler 66-70, #75 Jeremy Doss 71-75