Saturday, April 13, 2019

Leonard Evans 150 Pre-Race

Via NSLMS Media

WHAT: Leonard Evans 150
Race No. 1 of 7

WHERE: Wenatchee Valley Super Oval, E. Wenatchee, Wash.

WHEN: April 27 8 p.m. PST

DISTANCE: 150 Laps/37.5 Miles

SANCTION: Northwest Super Late Model Series, Inc. (NWSLMS)

PROMOTER: Evans Promotions, Inc.

CONTACTS: Jeremy Anders, WVSO General Manager (509) 699-9317
Jarrod Goodwin, NWSLMS Director (509) 879-5082

THE RACETRACK: WVSO is a 10-degree banked .250-mile paved oval

1) 15 Tayler Riddle Naches, WA
2) 52 Britney Zamora Kennewick, WA
3) 12 Trenton Moriarity Monroe, WA
4) 1K Mitch Kleyn Quincy, WA
5) 92 Logan Jewell Prince George, BC
6) 31 Jessie Jensen Snohomish, WA
7) 00 Naima Lang Lynnwood, WA
8) 12f Chad Fitzpatrick Lake Stevens, WA
9) 81 Darrell Midgley Victoria, BC
10) 20s Andy Sole San Tan, AZ

1) Britney Zamora
2) Mitch Kleyn
3) Trenton Moriarity
4) Andy Sole
5) Doni Wanat
6) Tayler Riddle
7) Alan Cress
8) Braeden Havens
9) Tristan Haider
10) Garrett Evans

• She’s Back-Reigning and two-time series champion Britney Zamora will use the break in her NASCAR K&N Pro Series Rookie season to run the Leonard Evans 150. Zamora has multiple wins at WVSO including the 2018 Neal Newberry 125.
• Tayler Trifecta-Defending race champion Tayler Riddle will be aiming for his third Leonard Evans 150 title in four years.
• The list of drivers expected for the Leonard Evans 150 includes Doni Wanat, who has a series victory at WVSO. Coming off a top-5 points finish in 2018, Wanat looks to make a run at the championship with a solid finish at one of his best tracks on the series.
• The winner of the Leonard Evans 150 will earn a guaranteed starting position in the famed Oxford (Maine) 250. A marquee event on the PASS North Series, this marks the first time the opportunity has been presented to a NWSLMS driver that wins a series race.

• Known across the country as one of the greatest short-track drivers of his generation, Garrett Evans has amassed a resume second to none. Name a major super late model race in the Northwest and the odds are high that Evans has won it-except the Leonard Evans 150. Since the race’s inception Evans has chased the title named for his late father, but come up short each year. With 2019’s Leonard Evans 150 set as the NWSLMS season-opening event, Evans will be doubly motivated to win his father’s memorial while also setting out on a strong start to series championship number four.

The Northwest Super Late Model Series heads to the Yakima Speedway Apple Cup 125 on May 11 as race number two of the season. Originally scheduled for early April, the event was postponed due to inclement weather. Owen Riddle (2017) is the defending champion of the race with Garrett Evans having won the last series points-paying Apple Cup race in 2016.

The Northwest Super Late Model Series is the premier regional touring Super Late Model series in the Northwest. The series has many valued sponsors including Hoosier Racing Tire, Racing Dynamics, McGunegill Engine Performance, Port City Race Cars, AR Bodies, Joes Racing Products, Penske Racing Shocks, Jostens, Accelerated Graphics, Five Star Bodies, Longacre Racing Products, Wheel Chill, KRC Power Steering, Atomic Screenprinting and Embroidery, Franks Racing Radio, BLP, Jefferson Pitts Racing, Leonard Evans Used Car Super Store, The Ti Company and Pacific Steel Structures LLC. For more information on the series visit or on Facebook or Twitter. To contact the series please email

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Hoosier Tire California Speedweek Registration Opening April 23rd

Via Blakesley Sports Media

STOCKTON, CALIFORNIA (April 11, 2019) – Registration will open on April 23rd for the fifth annual Hoosier Tire California Speedweek, attracting 130 Micro Sprint drivers from across the world June 25-29. Registration is important as the fields are limited to 50 Super 600, 40 Non Wing, and 40 Restricted Micro Sprints. Drivers will be chasing nearly $60,000 in prize money across Dixon Speedway, Delta Speedway, Keller Auto Raceway at Plaza Park, and Lemoore Raceway.

Elk Grove Ford has joined as a major sponsor of the series to go along with the exciting, multi-year contribution from Hoosier Tire. Elk Grove Ford in the Elk Grove Auto Mall is committed to a hassle-free buying process. They are also Sacramento’s only Car Pro-approved Ford dealer.

Drivers and teams from across North America and Australia will venture to California compete for cash, prizes, and carved wooden bear trophies. Defending champions include Jake Hagopian, Tj Smith, and Dylan Bloomfield.

Early registration links have been emailed to drivers who finished in the top-ten of each division in 2018. Teams may request a link to Registration for the rest of the field will open on April 23rd at 8 a.m. Pacific Time with the link available at Registration is being conducted through the My Race Pass website.

The California Speedweek is available online at its new home or on Facebook and Twitter.

California Speedweek thanks Hoosier Tire, Elk Grove Ford, Bullet Impressions, Driven Performance, CSI Shocks, Wilwood Brakes, Keizer Wheels, and My Race Pass for their support.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Roseville's All American Speedway Opens 2019 Season Saturday

Chris Anderson Photo

Via All American Speedway Media

ROSEVILLE, Calif. (April 10, 2019) – The highly anticipated 2019 season for the NASCAR-sanctioned All American Speedway in Roseville, Calif. begins Saturday night. Race fans will be treated to eight main events including the “JM Environmental 127 presented by 51FIFTY LTM” for the touring SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour.

25 entries have been filed for the $5,000 to win SRL race, including local drivers such as Rocklin’s Justin Marks and Elk Grove’s Dylan Lupton who each have extensive experience at the highest levels of NASCAR. Former track champion Eric Schmidt of Roseville will look for his first touring stock car win at the track. Others trying to defend their track from the touring drivers will be father-and-son duo of John and Cole Moore of Granite Bay and Del Oro High School senior Jack Wood of Loomis.

“My dad used to race at Roseville and I spent a lot nights at the track,” Wood said. “I look back at when I was younger how much fun I had at the track just watching. Now being able to come out to the track to race it…I’m super excited about it.”

Twin 35-lap races for the NASCAR Late Models are also on tap, along with NASCAR competition for Limited Modifieds, Super Stocks, and F4s. Drivers will be chasing national, state, and track championships along with season long bonuses and cash prizes. The region’s youngest drivers in Jr. Late Models, Bandoleros, and Mini Cups will also have their opportunity to compete this weekend.

Many of the area’s most popular drivers are expected to be in competition during the first full season of promotion by Bill McAnally Racing Promotions.

“The atmosphere is unreal,” Late Model racer Chris Scribner of Loomis said. “There’s going to be action on the race track and a lot of energy in the stands. Opening night is definitely one you don’t want to miss.”

Weekend activities begin Friday with practice sessions limited to the race teams in competition. On Saturday, pit gates will open at 10 a.m. with practices beginning at noon. Time trials for the NASCAR and local divisions begin at 3:00 p.m. Grandstand gates will swing open at 4 p.m. and will be followed by SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour time trials. Trophy dashes will follow with opening ceremonies and feature events at 6 p.m.

General Admission is $20 for Adults, $15 for Military/First Responders/Seniors 65+, $12 for Kids (6-12), and kids five and under are free!

More information can be found on the track’s website and by following the track on your favorite social media accounts. Additional details are available by calling the track info line at (916) 786-2025. All American Speedway is located at 800 All America City Blvd in Roseville.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Herzog Wins First Career Pro Late Model Race

Jason Wedehase photo

Via Austin Herzog PR

CLOVIS, CALIFORNIA (April 9, 2019) – 16 year-old Austin Herzog of Clovis, Calif. steered the #11 to victory on Saturday night at Madera Speedway for his first career Madera Pro Late Model Series win at his family’s home race track. The third-generation racer added to a resume that includes six Jr. Late Model Series wins at the one-third mile venue.

Herzog previously was the runner-up in the 2018 championship standings with three fast-times and five top-fives in the nine race series. Saturday’s event also marked nearly the 40th appearance for the young racer in a televised race dating back to 2016.

He qualified third quickest and then started third out of the 21 starters after the redraw. A long 27 lap green flag run opened the 80 lap main event with Herzog closely following the leaders in a nose-to-tail formation.

Herzog advanced into second by lap 31 and began his long assault on race leader Carlos Vieira from the inside. The duo raced side-by-side through a pair of additional restarts and continued to battle until the race went into its break.

Coming out of the break on lap 46 for adjustments, Herzog, Vieira, and defending track champion Matt Erickson raced in three-wide formation on several occasions. Herzog continued to pounce from the inside and took over the top spot on lap 69.

He built up a solid advantage on the pack that was nullified by a caution period. The ensuing restart saw contact nearly send Herzog spinning coming out of turn four, but he managed to back down the car without hitting the wall. A caution for an incident behind him nullified the contact and allowed him to keep the lead.

The final restart sealed the deal when Herzog drove away to a 1.849 second lead in just five laps of competition to earn his first Madera Pro Late Model win. He ended the night with a smoky burnout to the appreciation of the crowd.

Austin Herzog Motorsports is competing for the 2019 Pro Late Model championship on MAVTV from Madera Speedway. Their next event is April 27th. The team also intends to compete in select Super Late Model and SRL Southwest Tour races. Austin would like to thank his sponsors Sanger Concrete, Richard Herzog Construction, Wilson Motorsports, Stark Naked Designs, Superior Doors, and VanDoorn Racing for their support.

For more information, check out Austin Herzog Motorsports at Austin Herzog Motorsports can also be found on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Herzog And Iest Become First Time Winners At Madera

#11 Austin Herzog accepts his first Madera Pro Late Model checkered flag (Jason Wedehase photo)

Via Madera Speedway Media

MADERA, CALIFORNIA (April 6, 2019) – Austin Herzog, 16, won his first career Nut Up Pro Late Model Series race on Saturday night at Madera Speedway, in a MAVTV-televised barnburner over series champion Matt Erickson. Madera, Calif. driver Joey Iest, also 16, added his first 51FIFTY Jr. Late Model Series win as well. Herzog had won six times in the Jr. Late Model category but never in the Pro division after a runner-up finish in the points in 2018.

Former SRL Southwest Tour champion and Madera SRL winner Jacob Gomes drew the pole position and led the 21 Pro Late Models to green for the 80 lap contest. Gomes led an entertaining opening 27 lap segment that went non-stop with Carlos Vieira hot on his heels throughout the entire run. At several stages, more than half a dozen cars ran behind Gomes with all of them occupying the low line.

Gomes started to diamond the corners in a bid to maintain the lead after several nudges from Vieira. Lapped traffic forced drivers to navigate both high and low to pass them. The entire field earned a breather on lap 27 when the first caution flew.

Vieira was slow to get away from the outside on the restart, leading to a chain reaction crash involving Toni Breidinger and Christian Roche. Both cars managed to continue. Vieira then swept past Gomes on the next attempt to lead lap 28.

A caution on lap 31 lined up Herzog inside Vieira and the duo ran in a near dead heat alongside each other. Vieira led Herzog in side-by-side battling through restarts on lap 36 and lap 39. A caution on lap 46 involved Tyler Fabozzi spinning and getting clipped by opening night winner Dylan Zampa. The caution brought the field to the scheduled 50 lap break four laps early.

Ross Strmiska’s car broke under caution laps after the break was completed, ending his night from fourth position. Herzog continued his drives inside Vieira but Vieira maintained the lead on each attempt. Herzog finally tucked in behind Vieira on the outside line for several laps. Zampa charged through the field to occupy seventh only six laps after restarting at the rear.

Herzog and Vieira continued to race neck and neck with Matt Erickson climbing up to third. Erickson took several shots at taking the duo three-wide for the lead.

Herzog finally broke through for the top spot on lap 69 and appeared poised to motor away by five car lengths with Erickson up to second. Vieira engaged in a battle with Austin Herzog’s cousin Tyler Herzog that boiled over for a lap 72 caution with Vieira spinning. The caution nullified Austin’s strong advantage over Erickson.

The following restart saw Erickson attempt a crossover move on Herzog as they dove into turn three. They made contact, with Herzog nearly spinning the car in a tank slapping maneuver. Erickson took the lead as Herzog tried to gather the car but the caution flew for Tyler Herzog spinning backwards into the turn three wall. The race was reverted back to lap 75 and Austin Herzog maintained the lead.

Austin Herzog’s final restart was picture perfect and he managed to pull away for a 1.849 second victory ahead of Erickson, Gomes, Roche, and 18th starting Ryan Hart. Zampa was sixth.

Joey Iest led just the final two laps to take the 51FIFTY Energy Drink Jr. Late Model Series 70 lap feature. 19 drivers ages 10-16 years old took the green flag as the sun began to set on the one-third mile oval.

Bakersfield’s Seth Wise led the first six laps from the outside pole position. Pole sitter Jadan Walbridge of Portland was eliminated from the race when he tagged a spinning Kasey Kleyn of Washington on lap six. Opening winner Tanner Reif of Las Vegas took over the lead on the ensuing restart from the outside.

Wise searched high and low to try to take the lead back from Reif. Iest used the outside line over a series of restarts to overhaul both Tyler Reif and Wise to take over second position by lap 32. A caution on lap 34 brought the field to the lap 40 break a few laps early.

A multi-car crash necessitated a red flag coming out of the break. Tyler Reif spun after contact from Jay Juleson. Reif was hit by Calvin Hegje who was then hit by Robbie Kennealy and Kercie Jung. Only Reif was able to restart – without his nose piece - while the other three cars suffered severe damage.

Several drivers attempted to challenge Wise for third position including Austin Edwards and Kyler Berry. Berry and Wise bounced off the frontstretch wall on lap 66 to end Berry’s evening after he tagged the turn one wall as a result.

A green-white-checkered finish followed after another incident two laps later. Iest had a strong restart from the outside to take the lead from Reif. They remained nearly side-by-side coming to the white flag. Reif made one last attempt on the inside of Iest but bounced off of his driver’s side door to spin across the finish line. Iest narrowly beat the spinning Reif to the stripe with Wise, Juleson, and the badly damaged car of Tyler Reif rounding out the top-five.

Mini Cup vs. Bandolero action also enjoyed a first time winner with Ethan Nascimento grabbing the Bandolero portion of the event ahead of rookie Dylan Baptista. Aiden Phillips was the Mini Cup winner. Ryan Reynolds claimed the Modified Super Toyotas ahead of brother Shaun while Jason Lawton was victorious in Toyota Sedans.

Up next for Madera Speedway is The BIG EGG HUNT for the Kids Presented by the Hampton Inn and Suites. It features the North State Modifieds, Madera Late Model Club Race, North State / Madera Hobby Stock Challenge, MST, Toyota Sedans, NCMA Sprints, and a 30 Lap Jr Late Model Exhibition race plus Legends of Kearney Bowl.

For more information about Madera Racing on MAVTV please visit or For more information on Nut Up Industries please visit and for more information about 51FIFTY Energy Drink visit

Madera Speedway is presented by major partners Nut Up Industries, 51FIFTY Energy Drink, iPull-uPull, and Color Fast Industries. Contingency sponsors include Five Star Bodies, Maita Motorsports, McAllister Precision Marketing, H&S Body Works, Hoosier Tires, and StopTech Brakes.

Madera Racing on MAVTV airs Thursdays every week. The show airs at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. PST and is also available on the Lucas Oil Racing TV app. 2018 episodes will continue airing until the late spring, when 2019 episodes will hit the airwaves.