Thursday, July 6, 2017

NWSLMS Make First Visit to Meridian

WENATCHEE, WA (July 6, 2017) Making their fifth stop of the season, and another new venue, the Northwest Super Late Model Series Inc., (NWSLMS) will make its first ever visit to the quarter mile oval at Meridian Speedway in Meridian, Idaho. The Big 5 Meridian Late Model Series will field several drivers, including John Newhouse and Jeff Wade.

After her big win at Douglas County Speedway, Kennewick, Washington’s Brittney Zamora is ready to try a new track as she’s looking for win number two and to maintain her point’s lead. Quincy, Washington’s Mitch Kleyn might have something to say about that, sitting back just 11 points. Both drivers have one win in the series this season.

This event will be part of’s Summer Thunder series. will be live streaming the event. The race at Meridian Speedway is available for free to Speed51 Network premium subscribers. Fans who are not members and would like to subscribe can do so here for $7.99 a month or $59.99 a year, which gives them access to the Summer Thunder TV Series as well as thousands of on-demand racing videos, highlights and recaps.

NWSLMS Preliminary Entry List – The Treasure Valley 125

1K Mitch Kleyn Quincy, WA
1R Christian Roeder Ephrata, WA
11 Ed Thomsen Kennewick, WA
33 Brooke Schimmel Woodland, WA
52 Brittney Zamora Kennewick, WA
64J Jan Evans E Wenatchee WA
72 Kameron McKeehan Lewiston, ID
91 Alan Cress Stayton, OR

Top 10 Point Standings after Douglas County Speedway

Pos Car# Driver Name Total Points Wins
1. 52 Brittney Zamora 186 1
2. 1K Mitch Kleyn 175 1
3. 64J Jan Evans 158
4. 91 Alan Cress 150
5. 11 Ed Thomsen 148
6. 33 Brooke Schimmel 146
7. 1R Christian Roeder 125
8. 64S Stephanie Evans 106
9. 64 Garrett Evans 96 1
10. 51 Glen Knutson 95

Big 5 Meridian Late Model Series Current Point’s Standings
1. 23 Chris Fenton Meridian, ID 153
2. 26 John Newhouse Twin Falls, ID 121
3. 6 Dylan Caldwell Nampa, ID 102
4. 29 Jeff Wade Paul, ID 89
5. 27 Craig Bell Kuna, ID 86
6. 36 Jesse Iwuji Dallas, TX 84
7. 22 Lynn Sharp Nampa, ID 82
8. 10 Justin Ellis Meridian, ID 76
9. 44 Daytona Wurtz Star, ID 52
10. 31 Andrew Engerson Cooper, TX 50

In their fourth season, 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 marketing partner including Hoosier Racing Tire, McGunegill Engine Performance, AR Bodies, Accelerated Graphics, Five Star Bodies, Longacre Racing Products, KRC Power Steering, Franks Racing Radio, Jefferson Pitts Racing, Bassett Wheels, TI Company, Child Haven Learning Center, Pacific Steel Structures, LLC and Racing Dynamiks. For more information on the series visit or on Social Media, Facebook (NWSLMS) or Twitter (@nwslms).

White Wins Third Firecracker 100 In A Row

Eureka, CA (July 2, 2017) – After a two week break in action, racing at Redwood Acres Raceway returned this past Saturday night for a very special Independence Day weekend event presented by North Coast Lighting And Electric. Roadrunners, bombers and mini stocks were in action along with the fourth race in the Super 6 Late Model Challenge Series, the third annual Don Graham Memorial Firecracker 100. Following the 100-lap feature event, RAR treated fans to a dazzling fireworks display.

Qualifying for the California State And Federal Employees’ Credit Union roadrunner division was paced by Daniel Buell with a 20.530. The first 20-lap main was run backwards and proved to be a Ratzlaff family affair. Bob Ratzlaff dominated from the pole, leading the opening 10 laps. On lap 11, Tim Ratzlaff took over and never looked back. Tim Ratzlaff took the win over Buell, Nick Ford, Jake Keeling and Lindsey Zito.

Natya Dawn led the first three laps in the second main which was run in normal fashion. Things got busy after that as Buell and Ford traded the lead several times. Buell finally got a firm hold on the lead on lap 12 and looked as though he had the win in the bag. Unfortunately for Buell, he broke out of the 21-second rule on lap 17 and was forced out of the lead. Ford took over and was able to hold off Tim Ratzlaff from there to take the win. Dawn narrowly beat Buell to the line for third while Jake Keeling finished fifth.

R.J. Randall was fast time in the Fortuna Wheel & Brake bombers with a time of 18.364. Jim Redd took the trophy dash win. Heat races in the bomber and mini stock divisions were not run on the night due to the 100-lap late model event and the post-race fireworks display. Kolby Jackson got the jump at the start of the 25-lap main event and dominated leading 17 laps. On lap 18, Randall was finally able to muscle by Jackson to take the lead. While coming to take the white flag, Randall’s car shut off. This allowed late arrival, Jeff French to take the lead. At the finish it was French winning by .810 over Kolby Jackson. Redd placed third while John Lally recovered from issues to finish fourth. Randall was credited with fifth.

Brian Murrell narrowly set the fastest time in the Humboldt Hydroponics mini stock division with a 19.025. Brett Murrell was the trophy dash victor. Trevor Eacret briefly held the lead in the 25-lap feature but by lap four, Brett Murrell had moved from the back to the front and past Eacret for the top spot. Murrell’s closest competition came in the form of Gary Klinetobe who was able to close in Murrell’s lead. Unfortunately for Klinetobe, he did not have the strength to provide a serious challenge to Murrell. At the finish it was Brett Murrell taking home the win by over a second over Klinetobe. Scott Taylor finished third followed by Eacret and Rick Estes.

19 cars showed up for the Super 6 Late Model Challenge Series Don Graham Memorial Firecracker 100 presented by Danielson Construction, Mid-City Motor World and North Coast Lighting And Electric. Unfortunately two of the drivers were unable to take time as Dane Nissen and George Young both had issues that prevented them from racing. Brandon White set a new standard in the late model division with fast time and the track record, a 15.685. Marty Walsh won the first qualifying heat which netted him the ninth starting position. West coast racing legend, Jim Walker earned pole for the 100-lap feature with a win in the second heat race.

Brandon White used the outside pole to his advantage as he shot out to the lead at the start of the Firecracker 100. Right from the start, it was apparent that the handling on Walker’s car was not right as he dropped back dramatically in the field. Walker made seven laps before taking his car to the pits for the night. The first 22 laps were run incident-free until a three-car pileup in turn two involving Dennis DelBiaggio, Richard Knight and Dustin Walters brought out the caution. The leaders were able to narrowly avoid the incident.

Caution fever began with the yellow flying four times between lap 23 and lap 32. First, Kenny Demello spun. Then debris from Walsh’s car brought out two more yellows. Then contact between Ryun Leazer and Steven Gannon sent Gannon into the front stretch wall and out of the race.

The event only had one caution thereafter as there was a long and exciting green-flag run. White pulled out to the lead with his closest competitors coming in the form of Brandon Ash, Luke Hall and David Miller. As the race wound down, it appeared as though Hall began to close on White. On lap 70, series point leader Mic Moulton pulled off the track and out of the event. Four laps later, Hall succumbed to problems and was forced into the pits.

On lap 83, Ash had closed right in on White’s bumper. On lap 84, Ash got under White going down the back stretch for the lead. Just as Ash got to the lead, the caution flew as Kenny Demello spun on the front straightaway. This proved to be the big decider in the race as the caution cost Ash the lead due to the field not racing back to the caution flag and scoring reverting to the previous lap. The caution allowed White to cool his tires and he was able to pull away on the restart as Ash fell back to third following a pass by Miller. At the finish it was White winning the Firecracker 100 for the third straight year over Miller and Ash. Walsh placed fourth, the last car on the lead lap while Leazer was fifth.

Racing at Redwood Acres Raceway goes on a two-week summer vacation. The season resumes Saturday July 22nd with the North State Modified Series returning to the 3/8-mile oval for the second time in 2017. Between then and now, the Super 6 Late Model Challenge Series will be making its one and only stop to the 1/3-mile oval at Ukiah Speedway on July 15th. For more information on everything going on at Redwood Acres Raceway, please visit the track’s official website

Monday, July 3, 2017

Lake County Drivers On Top In North State Modified Series Points Going Into Ukiah Speedway

North State Modified Series points leader Darrin Knight of Kelseyville (#20) will
be challenging Sacramento's Jason Philpot at Ukiah Speedway Saturday Night.
Philpot won more NSMS feature races than any other competitor in 2016 but Knight
has already captured two victories this season (Photo Courtesy Chris Anderson)


Ukiah, CA......This Saturday night, July 8, North State Modified Series, presented by Protect the Harvest, comes to Ukiah Speedway to begin the second half of its 2017 season. The points battle is close with four of the top five contenders hailing from Lake County.

Current points leader and defending NSMS champion, Darrin Knight of Kelseyville, is only 12 points out in front of Upper Lake's Charlie Collins. Knight was the winner of the first two races in the series, the first at All American Speedway in Roseville in April, and the second at Lakeport Speedway on May 6.

Running third and fourth in points are Kelseyville drivers Eric Johnson and Darrin Sullivan. Sullivan was the winner of the Memorial Day race at Redwood Acres Raceway in Eureka.

Sacramento driver Jason Philpot sits fifth in the points standings with Sierra Furia of Lakeport sixth, Cody Braund of Redding seventh, Oregon driver Rich Cobb eighth, Adrianna Strugnell (Kelseyville) ninth and Cloverdale's Dustin DeRosier in tenth. All these competitors will earn $200 in Lucas Oil tow money just for showing up at Ukiah Speedway on Saturday.

All these drivers plus more will gather at the Ukiah Speedway Friday, July 7 for practice, and Saturday, July 8 for the Lucas Oil Dash for Cash and the Protect the Harvest North Coast 60 lap feature. The North State Modifieds will join the local Jammers, Bombers and Jalopies. For more information visit the North State Modified Series Facebook page.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

John Moore Extends PCS Points Lead With Ron Strmiska Memorial Win

Via PCS Media

STOCKTON, CALIFORNIA (July 1, 2017) - The Pacific Challenge Series presented by entertained a strong crowd at Stockton 99 Speedway on Saturday, with 2015 series champion John Moore of Granite Bay extending his 2017 points lead with the Ron Strmiska Memorial 125 victory. Moore led the final 42 laps of the feature at the historic quarter-mile oval as the fifth different leader of the race.

Moore's son Cole Moore led qualifying with a 13.142 second lap but it was former Roseville champions Matt Scott and Jason Romero drawing the front row for the American Racer Tire Dash for a set of tires. Scott won the dash which earned him the pole position alongside Tracy Bolin of Valley Springs. Bolin took the lead from the get go and led the first 21 laps of the feature. 2016 PCS Rookie of the Year Matt Wendt of Galt went around in turn two for the first caution of the race. Scott capitalized to take over the lead on lap 22 before the next incident on lap 37 that involved second and third generation drivers Colby Potts and Ross Strmiska. Bolin captured the lead back from Scott on the ensuing restart with Doss, Cole Moore, and Romero also working their way past Scott. Romero cleared Scott on lap 52.

A more significant incident on lap 72 saw both Ross Strmiska and JR Courage into the turn four wall to end their evenings, and Scott retired to the pits with a broken valve to end his night under that caution. Johnathan Hale spun one lap after the restart as two-time champion Jeremy Doss led the 72nd lap of the race. Cole Moore wrestled the lead away from Doss with Doss falling backwards with a flat tire that forced a lap 81 caution flag.

Bolin restarted second but fell backwards quickly as well to force another yellow flag before he headed to the pits for a possible flat tire. Cole Moore led his father John and SRL champion Jacob Gomes as the race resumed on lap 82 with John able to snatch the top spot away at the conclusion of lap 83. Four-time PCS race winner Jason Romero hit the turn four wall on lap 105 to end his night early as well.

After a delay to clean up fluid on the track, John Moore took off for the victory with Cole Moore, Doss, Travis Milburn, and Bolin rounding out the top-five. Second in points Mike Beeler of Modesto finished eighth while Johnathan Hale's drive from 16th to ninth earned him the Penney Racing Supply Hard Charger.

The Pacific Challenge Series presented by continues July 29th at Ukiah Speedway in Ukiah, CA

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The Pacific Challenge Series is presented by: Penney Racing Supply, Penney & Associates, American Racer Tires, Radio Law Talk, 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.

2017 Pacific Challenge Series Schedule

March 18th - Madera Speedway (Madera, CA) Winner: Carlos Vieira

April 15th - All American Speedway (Roseville, CA) *POSTPONED, NEW DATE TBA*

May 6th - Shasta Speedway (Anderson, CA) Winner: Derek Copeland

May 20th - Stockton 99 Speedway (Stockton, CA) Winner: Jeff Bischofberger

June 17th - All American Speedway (Roseville, CA) Winner: Cole Moore

July 1st - Stockton 99 Speedway (Stockton, CA) Ron Strmiska Memorial Winner: John Moore

July 29th - Ukiah Speedway (Ukiah, CA)

August 12th - Madera Speedway (Madera, CA)

September 2nd - Stockton 99 Speedway (Stockton, CA)

October 14th - All American Speedway (Roseville, CA) *2017 Championship Finale* w/ North State Modified Series & NASCAR K&N Pro Series, West)

Pacific Challenge Series Round 5: Stockton 99 Speedway results
Finish Car Driver Hometown Sponsors
1 27 John Moore Granite Bay, CA JM Environmental
2 20 Cole Moore Granite Bay, CA JM Racing
3 75 Jeremy Doss Upperlake, CA S&S Sports Enterprises
4 19 Travis Milburn Eagle, ID Neu Energy
5 11j Tracy Bolin Valley Springs, CA Bolin Builders
6 18 Jack Wood Loomis, CA Velocity Racing
7 1 Matthew Wendt Galt, CA Cali Style Customs
8 6 Mike Beeler Modesto, CA Beeler Industries
9 15 Johnathan Hale Rio Linda, CA
10 8 Jason Romero Cameron Park, CA Folsom Lake Asphalt
11 12 Colby Potts Tempe, AZ Nascimento Motorsports
12 35 Matt Scott Pine Grove, CA Kamps Propane
13 90 Ross Strmiska Manteca, CA Mainline Equipment
14 37 JR Courage Manteca, CA The Chicken Barn
15 16 Jacob Gomes Manteca, CA Sunny Valley Smoked Meats
16 50 Justin Philpott Tracy, CA Philpott's Garage
17 7 Michael Sandoval Ripon, CA

Sunoco Fuels Fast Time: #20 Cole Moore 13.195
American Racer Dash (Set of Tires): #35 Matt Scott
Penney Racing Supply Hard Charger: #15 Johnathan Hale from 16th to 9th
Lap leaders: 11J Tracy Bolin 1-21, 35 Matt Scott 22-39, Bolin 40-71, 75 Jeremy Doss 72, 20 Cole Moore 73-82, 27 John Moore 83-125