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Lanigan Continues World of Outlaws Late Model Series Onslaught With 'Fulton Bank 50' Victory At Delaware International Speedway

Points Leader Rolls To Third Win In Last Four Starts On National Tour, Fifth Of 2012 Season

By Kevin Kovac, WoO LMS P.R. Director

DELMAR, DE – May 31, 2012 – Darrell Lanigan of Union, Ky., continued his World of Outlaws Late Model Series onslaught on Thursday night at Delaware International Speedway, dominating the 'Fulton Bank 50' for his third win in the last four races.

Racing just three days before his 42nd birthday, Lanigan blasted forward from the sixth starting spot to take the lead from Austin Hubbard of Seaford, Del., on lap 18 and never looked back. He easily handled two restarts over the remaining distance to pad his already substantial points lead with his series-leading fifth victory of the 2012 season.

The 20-year-old Hubbard settled for second place after leading laps 1-17, crossing the finish line 1.940 seconds behind Lanigan at a half-mile oval less than 20 minutes from his home. It was the best finish in five career WoO LMS starts at DIS for the national tour's 2010 Rookie of the Year.

Defending WoO LMS champion Rick Eckert of York, Pa., started from the pole position but slipped to third at the checkered flag. Ricky Elliott of Seaford, Del., advanced from the 17th starting spot to place fourth and ninth-starter Shane Clanton of Fayetteville, Ga., was fifth for his first top-five run on the WoO LMS since Feb. 25 at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla.

Thirty-four cars were signed in for the event, the tour's eighth visit to DIS in the last nine years.

Jamie Lathroum of Mechanicsville, Md., was quickest in Ohlins Shocks Time Trials, turning a lap of 18.257 seconds to earn his first-ever WoO LMS fast-time honor.

Heat winners were Lathroum, Lanigan, Bub McCool of Vicksburg, Miss., and Eckert. The B-Mains were captured by Elliott and Tim Fuller of Watertown, N.Y.

Heat action was marred by a wild crash during the third preliminary involving Brady Smith of Solon Springs, Wis., whose car hopped the berm between turns one and two and rolled several times. He said he had a slight headache but was otherwise uninjured.

Smith was done for the night, abruptly ending his hopes of improving upon the pair of runner-up finishes he registered in his two previous WoO LMS starts at Delaware International, in 2009 and '10.

The WoO LMS will return to action in two weeks, contesting a weekend doubleheader on June 16 at Hagerstown (Md.) Speedway and June 17 at Eriez Speedway in Hammett, Pa.

Check back soon for more details....

Results of WoO Late Model Series 'Fulton Bank 50' at Delaware International Speedway (Finishing Position/Start/Driver/Laps Completed/Money Won):

1. (6) Darrell Lanigan/50 $10,650
2. (2) Austin Hubbard/50 $5,000
3. (1) Rick Eckert/50 $3,700
4. (17) Ricky Elliott/50 $2,500
5. (9) Shane Clanton/50 $2,550
6. (4) Tim McCreadie/50 $2,350
7. (5) Chub Frank/50 $2,000
8. (10) David Williams/50 $1,800
9. (18) Tim Fuller/50 $1,800
10. (23) Clint Smith/50 $1,650
11. (12) Vic Coffey/50 $1,600
12. (11) Pat Doar/50 $1,550
13. (22) Rob Schirmer/49 $1,000
14. (7) Bub McCool/43 $1,750
15. (14) Donnie Lingo Jr./37 $850
16. (3) Jamie Lathroum/33 $800
17. (19) Dale Lingo IV/33 $770
18. (24) Kent Robinson/22 $1,350
19. (8) Gregg Satterlee/14 $730
20. (15) Kenny Pettyjohn/14 $700
21. (16) Darryl Hills/14 $700
22. (13) Richard Jarvis Jr./14 $700
23. (21) Mark Byram/13 $700
24. (20) John Lobb/5 $700

* Earnings include Winners Circle program and cash contingency award bonuses

Time of Race: 35 Mins., 4.940 Secs.
Margin of Victory: 1.940 Secs.
Yellow Flags: 5 (Laps 5, 15, 15, 22, 33)
Lap Leaders: Hubbard (1-17); Lanigan (18-50)
Provisional Starters: C. Smith, K. Robinson
Rookie of the Race: McCool ($250)
WoO LMS 'Bonus Bucks' Winner: David Williams($500)

Ohlins Shocks Time Trial Results (Position/No./Driver/Hometown/Best Lap):

1. 6-Jamie Lathroum/Mechanicsville, MD 18.257
2. 29-Darrell Lanigan/Union, KY 18.492
3. 1*-Chub Frank/Bear Lake, PA 18.504
4. 24-Rick Eckert/York, PA 18.509
5. 88-Ricky Elliott/Seaford, DE 18.558
6. 39-Tim McCreadie/Watertown, NY 18.621
7. 38-Kenny Pettyjohn/Millsboro, DE 18.637
8. 7H-Darryl Hills/Great Mills, MD 18.714
9. 11H-Austin Hubbard/Seaford, DE 18.726
10. 72-David Williams/Chaptico, MD 18.730
11. 57J-Bub McCool/Vicksburg, MS 18.781
12. 22-Gregg Satterlee/Rochester Mills, PA 18.888
13. 680-Richard Jarvis Jr./Powellville, MD 18.912
14. 55L-Donnie Lingo Jr./Millsboro, DE 18.939
15. 2-Brady Smith/Solon Springs, WI 18.942
16. 7R-Kent Robinson/Bloomington, IN 18.945
17. 25-Shane Clanton/Fayetteville, GA 18.952
18. 44-Clint Smith/Senoia, GA 18.975
19. 20-Staci Warrington/Milton, DE 18.985
20. 19-Tim Fuller/Watertown, NY 19.022
21. 45-Mark Byram/Georgetown, DE 19.068
22. 1d-Bryan Driver/Pennington, NJ 19.069
23. 11-Pat Doar/New Richmond, WI 19.079
24. 32c-Vic Coffey/Caledonia, NY 19.129
25. 1s-Jack Sullivan/Greenbrier, AR 19.156
26. 1M-Jeremy Miller/Gettysburg, PA 19.322
27. 28-John Lobb/Frewsburg, NY 19.328
28. 7-Ross Robinson/Georgetown, DE 19.346
29. 11F-Coleby Frye/Dover, PA 19.358
30. KB-Kerry King Sr./Delmar, DE 19.430
31. KB1-Kerry King Jr./Delmar, DE 19.471
32. 118-Rob Schirmer/Ellendale, DE 19.472
33. Dale Lingo/Millsboro, DE 20.011
34. 8-Mark Pettyjohn/Milton, DE N/T

Heat No. 1 (10 laps – Top 4 Transfer): Lathroum, Hubbard, Clanton, Jarvis, Elliott, Dale Lingo, Byram, Frye, Sullivan

Heat No. 2 (10 laps – Top 4 Transfer): Lanigan, McCreadie, Williams, Donnie Lingo, C. Smith, Driver, M. Pettyjohn, King Sr., Miller

Heat No. 3 (10 laps – Top 4 Transfer): McCool, Frank, Doar, K. Pettyjohn, Lobb, Warrington, King Jr., B. Smith

Heat No. 4 (10 laps – Top 4 Transfer): Eckert, Satterlee, Coffey, Hills, R. Robinson, Fuller, Schirmer, K. Robinson

B-Main No. 1 (12 laps – Top 3 Transfer): Elliott, Dale Lingo, Byram, Sullivan, C. Smith, Frye, M. Pettyjohn, Miller, Driver (DNS) King Sr.

B-Main No. 2 (12 laps – Top 3 Transfer): Fuller, Lobb, Schirmer, King Jr., Warrington, R. Robinson, K. Robinson (DNS) B. Smith

World of Outlaws Late Model Series Contingency Award Winners:

Arizona Sport Shirts ($100 product certificate to 23rd-place finisher I n A-Main or next highest w/decal): Pat Doar
Armor All (one case of product to highest-finishing non-WoO team in A-Main or next highest w/decal): Rob Schirmer
Cometic Gasket ($50 cash to 12th-place finisher in A-Main or next highest w/decal): Bub McCool
Comp Cams ($50 cash to 10th-place finisher in A-Main or next highest w/decal): Clint Smith
Comp Cams ($50 product certificate to A-Main winner or next highest w/decal): Austin Hubbard
Dominator ($50 cash to 6th-place finisher in A-Main or next highest w/decal): Tim McCreadie
Eibach Springs (one free spring to each B-Main winner or next highest w/decal): Dale Lingo IV/Rob Schirmer
Gravely ($50 cash to 7th-place finisher in A-Main or next highest w/decal): Chub Frank
JE Pistons ($50 cash to 16th-place finisher in A-Main or next highest w/decal): Kent Robinson
JE Pistons (one compete set of JE Pro Seal rings to 11th-place finisher or next highest w/decal - $285 value): Vic Coffey
JE Pistons (one complete set of JE Pro Seal rings to 21st-place finisher or next highest w/decal - $285 value): Richard Jarvis Jr.
Klotz Synthetic Lubricants ($50 cash to 17th-place finisher or next highest finisher): Kent Robinson
MSD Ignition ($50 cash to A-Main winner or next highest w/decal): Shane Clanton
MSD Ignition ($25 cash to 24th-place finisher in A-Main or next highest w/decal): None
Ohlins Pole Award ($50 cash to fast qualifier or next highest w/decal): Rick Eckert
Quartermaster ($100 product certificate to A-Main winner or next highest w/decal): Austin Hubbard
Quartermaster ($50 product certificate to 5th-place finisher in A-Main or next highest w/decal): Tim McCreadie
Quartermaster ($25 product certificate to 15th-place finisher in A-Main or next highest w/decal): Kent Robinson
Roush-Yates Performance Products ($50 cash to 4th-place finisher in A-Main or next highest w/decal): Chub Frank
Roush-Yates Performance Products (carburetor repair kit to 18th-place finish in A-Main or next highest w/decal - $100 value): Kent Robinson
Roush-Yates Lap Leader Award (one pair of Wiley X Sunglasses to driver who leads most laps in A-Main):
STP ($50 cash to 2nd-place finisher in A-Main or next highest w/decal): Rick Eckert
SuperFlow ($50 cash to 14th-place finisher in A-Main or next highest w/decal): Bub McCool
VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash to 9th-place finisher in A-Main or next highest w/decal): Tim Fuller
VP Racing Fuels 'Nice Jugs Award' (one VP 5-gallon container to fastest qualifier who misses A-Main or next highest with decal - $30 value): Brady Smith
WIX Filters ($50 cash to 13th-place finisher in A-Main or next highest w/decal): Rob Schirmer
Wrisco Aluminum (three sheets of aluminum to A-Main winner if decal displayed - $200 value): Darrell Lanigan
XS Power ($50 cash to 3rd-place finisher in A-Main or next highest w/decal): Tim Fuller
XS Power ($60 product certificate to 8th-place finisher in A-Main or next highest w/decal): Tim Fuller
XS 'Power Move of the Race' ($60 product certificate): Darrell Lanigan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Little Valley Speedway Joins 2012 World of Outlaws Late Model Series Schedule With Mid-Week Date On Aug. 29




New York Track Set To Host Renowned National Tour For First Time



CONCORD, NC – March 15, 2012 – Little Valley Speedway will host the World of Outlaws Late Model Series for the first time on Wed., Aug. 29, track and series officials announced on Thursday.

The New York track’s 50-lap, $10,000-to-win event replaces the WoO LMS program that had previously been scheduled for the same date at McKean County Raceway in East Smethport, Pa.

“All of us with the World of Outlaws Late Model Series are looking forward to visiting Little Valley Speedway for the first time,” said tour director Tim Christman. “Circumstances are preventing us from returning to McKean County Raceway this season, but competing at Little Valley Speedway will allow us to bring the stars and exciting action of the World of Outlaws Late Model Series to the great motorsports fans in New York’s Southern Tier and the northern portion of western Pennsylvania.”

Owned and operated by the Cattaraugus County Agricultural Society, Little Valley Speedway is a half-mile oval that sits on a historic, well-maintained fairgrounds property. The facility is located just over an hour’s drive south of Buffalo, N.Y., and about 30 minutes north of Bradford, Pa.

While auto races were first held on the oval in 1932, the speedway did not operate consistently for many years. The track was improved dramatically with modern walls, new fencing and a refurbishment of the 3,000-plus seat covered grandstand for the 1997 racing season and it has hosted an annual special-event schedule each year since then.

No race at Little Valley has been as high-profile and lucrative as the WoO LMS event promises to be on Aug. 29. The blockbuster show will create a buzz-worthy evening of competition at the down-home, small-town track.

“Everyone here at Little Valley Speedway is excited and pleased to have the World of Outlaws Late Model Series participating on our half-mile dirt track this year,” said John Charlesworth, the president of the Cattaraugus County Agricultural Society Board of Directors. “This partnership will bring great racing to the area along with our other classes of loyal racers. The board and myself hope everyone can join us for this spectacular event.”

Little Valley’s long straightaways will be new territory for most of the WoO LMS’s touring stars, including defending champion Rick Eckert of York, Pa., and two-time titlist Josh Richards of Shinnston, W.Va. But the track has been visited by series regulars Chub Frank of Bear Lake, Pa.; Shane Clanton of Fayetteville, Ga.; Vic Coffey of Caledonia, N.Y., whose first career dirt Late Model feature win came on Sept. 9, 2007, at Little Valley; and John Lobb of Frewsburg, N.Y.

In addition, veteran racer Ron Davies of Warren, Pa., who followed the WoO LMS in 2011 and finished second in the Rookie of the Year points standings, owns several feature wins at Little Valley, including two last year.

The mid-week Little Valley event, which will also include racing for the BRP CanAm 360 Late Model Series and the E-Mod division, is part of a 2012 WoO LMS schedule that currently lists 49 race dates comprising 44 A-Mains at 35 tracks in 20 states and three Canadian provinces.

More information on the inaugural WoO LMS stop at Little Valley Speedway can be obtained by logging on to www.littlevalleyspeedway.com  or calling 716-938-9146.

The next action for the WoO LMS is the $20,000-to-win ‘Illini 100’ on March 30-31 at Farmer City (Ill.) Raceway. Advance tickets are available for purchase at www.worldofoutlaws.com/tickets

For more information on the WoO LMS, visit www.worldofoutlaws.com

Fans can also follow the WoO LMS on Twitter at Twitter.com/WoOLateModels  and Facebook at Facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws . 

The World of Outlaws Late Model Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Company), Armor All (Official Car Care Products), Gravely Tractors (Official Lawn Equipment), Hoosier Racing Tires (Official Racing Tires), STP (Official Fuel Treatment), Vicci (Official Uniform), VP Racing Fuel (Official Racing Fuel), DirtonDirt.com (Hard Charger Award) and McCarthy's One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning (Raye Vest Memorial Pill Draw Award); in addition to contingency sponsors Butlerbuilt, Cometic Gaskets, Comp Cams, Dominator Race Products, Eibach Springs, JE Pistons, MSD Ignition, Ohlins Shocks, QuarterMaster, Roush Yates Performance Parts, Superflow Dynos, Wix Filter, Wrisco Aluminum and XS Power Racing Batteries; along with manufacturer sponsors Integra Shocks, GRT Chassis, Jake’s Carts, Longacre, Racing Electronics, Rocket Chassis, TNT Rescue, and Warrior Chassis.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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4-Wide Weekly Is Back!

 

 

The 2012 season is in full swing, and with the first few races in the books, we’re returning with our second season of 4-Wide Weekly! If you are new to the show, here’s a quick scoop on what we’re all about. 4-Wide is a weekly highlight show produced by World Racing Group that covers all the latest news in everything World of Outlaws and DIRTcar racing. The show takes video highlights from all the most recent events, piecing together a quick recap of all the side-by-side, pedal to the metal racing that our dirt track fans cannot get enough of. The best part of all is that it’s free, and it’s available at your fingertips. Our 2012 season of 4-Wide Weekly kicks off this afternoon and you can see it all at http://4Wide.TV.

 

Our first episode of 2012 features all the action from 12 days at the 41st Annual UNOH DIRTcar Nationals presented by Summit Racing Equipment. We highlight three World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series A-mains, two World of Outlaws Late Model Series features, the UMP DIRTcar Modified Gator Championship and four Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block main events. Not only will you see series’ regulars battle it out, you’ll also see a couple of NASCAR’s best including Austin and Ty Dillon, Kenny Wallace, Kenny Schrader and defending Sprint Cup champion, Tony Stewart take to the dirt for a chance to win a pretty unique championship trophy.

 

As if that’s not enough to satiate the racing bug, we wrap up race coverage with highlights from the first two races of the West Coast Swing for the World of Outlaws Sprints from the Dirt Track at Las Vegas and Perris Auto Speedway. In our first show of the season, we highlight two full weeks of racing. This is one you won’t want to miss, so click here to check it out at 4Wide.TV.

 

In addition to all the highlights, there is the Hot Thread of the Week and the dirt track racing Twitter feed that brings you non-stop news and notes from around the racing world. Plus, you can also access the Photo and the Video of the Week!

 

All that and more in less than 15 minutes – you can see it all at 4Wide.TV, which now includes a new home page module to help share the video with your friends on Facebook and followers on Twitter. We’ve got the perfect midday break from the grind, to bring you your weekly dose of dirt track racing. Check it out at 4Wide.TV!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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World of Outlaws Late Model Series Newcomer Mike Marlar Looking To Make His Mark On National Tour




Tennessee Racer Hopes To Continue Head-Turning Start To ’12 In ‘Illini 100’ On March 30-31 At Farmer City Raceway



CONCORD, NC – March 13, 2012 – Mike Marlar is confident that he has the talent, experience and racing program to make some noise as a first-time follower of the World of Outlaws Late Model Series.

But does he have the other intangibles necessary to be a season-long success on the prestigious national tour? That’s what the 34-year-old driver from Winfield, Tenn., hopes to find out in 2012.

“We’d like to do the whole World of Outlaws deal this year and our owner would like for us to do it,” said Marlar, who is looking to broaden his dirt Late Model horizons in his first full season driving for Norman Bryson’s burgeoning team. “I also know the reality of everything. It’s a tough, tough deal, with a lot of great drivers and teams.

“You can feel like you’re experienced and have a lot of talent, but running up front consistently and winning races on this level comes down to a lot of different variables. Ultimately, it’s going be a matter of just how hard we want to work and how bad we want it.”

As the WoO LMS heads to Farmer City (Ill.) Raceway on March 30-31 for the fourth running of the $20,000-to-win ‘Illini 100,’ Marlar has already proven that he can be a serious contender. Last month he recorded two top-five finishes – and flirted with two more, including his first career WoO LMS A-Main victory – during the tour’s season-opening six-race swing through Georgia and Florida.

While finishes of fourth (Feb. 16) and fifth (Feb. 17) at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla., were Marlar’s best of the trip, he was actually in position to string together four top-fives in a row. He was solidly in the top five midway through the 60-lap ‘Winter Freeze’ season opener on Feb. 11 at Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania, Ga., when a scrape sent him bouncing through the infield and out of the race (he finished 25th), and in BRP’s 60-lap finale on Feb. 18 he led laps 1-42 and was bidding to regain command from Rick Eckert on the final circuit when he found himself squeezed into the turn-three wall (and left with a heartbreaking 18th-place finish).

Marlar struggled in the two WoO LMS events run during the UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit Racing Equipment at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla., soldiering to a 13th-place finish on Feb. 23 and failing to qualify for the A-Main on Feb. 25 due to suspension problems. But he still left the Sunshine State sitting 11th in the points race, putting him in position to receive series travel benefits reserved for the top 12 drivers in the standings when he enters the Illini 100.

“We could’ve been in real good shape if we didn’t drop out at Screven and didn’t crash on the last lap at Ocala,” said Marlar, who trails points leader Darrell Lanigan by 184 points but is less than 100 points behind fifth-place Chub Frank. “That would’ve been a great start for us, but we can’t change things now. Hopefully we got our bad luck out of the way.”

The Georgia and Florida disappointments certainly didn’t dull Marlar’s enthusiasm for the 2012 campaign. While he’s an accomplished racer with more than 80 career dirt Late Model feature wins – including three $20,000-plus triumphs that factored into his WoO LMS Rookie of the Year application being voted down by the tour’s panel of veteran drivers and media members – he considers his pairing with Bryson to be his long-awaited Big Chance for national stardom.

“I’ve never had the opportunity to race with a program that’s a hundred percent about what we think we need to do to win races,” said Marlar, who has bounced between family-owned equipment and other rides since moving to dirt Late Models in 2003 following a four-year run in the UMP Modified division that saw him win over 100 features. “I’ve kind of had a rocky road, but it’s also been good for me. We’ve had a lot of tough circumstances we’ve had to deal with, but it’s made us stronger and more experienced.

“I feel like I’m maybe a little later than some people in getting my opportunity (for a top-notch fulltime ride), but now that I’ve got it I feel like I’m ready for it.”

Marlar hooked up with Bryson late last summer after chatting with Bryson’s brother, Earl, during the North-South 100 weekend at Florence Speedway in Union, Ky. With a solid recommendation from shock guru Gary Winger of GW Performance, Bryson decided to give Marlar a shot with his growing team that already included young Georgian Chip Brindle.

It didn’t take long for Marlar to flash his ability to Bryson. In his third start – and first behind the wheel of a new Rocket car – Marlar shined in the WoO LMS ‘Black Diamond 125’ on Sept. 3 at Tyler County Speedway in Middlebourne, W.Va., setting fast time, winning a heat race, finishing second in a 40-lap Qualifying Feature and placing a career tour-best third in the 45-lap ‘Sweet Sixteen’ finale.

Just six months later, Marlar is firmly entrenched as Bryson Motorsports’ primary driver following Brindle’s recent release from the team. He finds himself in an enviable situation, maintaining Bryson’s quality equipment (two Rocket cars, one Barry Wright mount, three Clements engines, one Hendren powerplant) at his own Volunteer State shop with the assistance of fulltime crewmembers Brian Imler and Josh Davis. Both mechanics live within minutes of Marlar and are experienced hands – Imler has spent time working on the road with several dirt Late Model teams, and Davis has been by Marlar’s side for much of the driver’s career.

“We talked about basing the team at my place and Mr. Bryson was all for it,” said Marlar. “He wants everybody to be in their comfort zones and that’s what we’re looking for too. To race and run good everybody has to have their home and family time too, not just be all racing all the time, and we’re trying to do that.”

Marlar speaks with reverence about the 44-year-old Bryson, whose Douglasville, Ga.-based company, SEG, provides a unique blend of maintenance and design/building services to commercial companies. Some of the firm’s specialties include reconstruction of truck stops and sales, service and installation of fluid-handling equipment for petroleum in retail, commercial and industrial markets.

“It’s been a blessing,” Marlar said of his opportunity to race for Bryson. “He’s a really, really good guy, and he’s got his heart in the right place on everything. He just wants us to have the best equipment, and he’s also worried about everybody’s personal situations. He kind of looks out for us and has done well for us.

“We’ve basically built a new team with him,” he continued. “He had some things to get started with, but we’ve just been building ever since we got together. He’s really stepped up to the plate and made a lot of sacrifices to get us everything we need to race.”

The future appears bright for Marlar, who sees all the elements for long-term success in Bryson Motorsports.

“There’s a few teams in the World of Outlaws that are just really, really strong,” said Marlar, who recently celebrated his second wedding anniversary with wife Stacy, a high school math teacher. “It’s hard to just whip a team like that up overnight, especially since those guys put every waking minute into being as good as they are. But I feel like we can get there. I don’t how fast, but I definitely think we have the potential.

“And Norman’s definitely got his heart in it. He wants to be one of those guys. He wants to be a guy who has a top-level team.”

Marlar’s next opportunity to show his team’s strength comes March 30-31 at Farmer City, a quarter-mile bullring that he’s visited just once previously. He finished 11th in the track’s 2007 DIRTcar Summer Nationals event.

“I’m looking forward to going back there,” said Marlar, who entered the 2012 season with 21 career WoO LMS A-Mains starts to his credit. “I don’t remember too much about the place because that was the year we ran the Summer Nationals and we raced so much it was hard to remember a lot of places, but I do remember that it seemed to be racy.

“I like Midwest racetracks and I’ve also heard about some really good races happening (at Farmer City), so I’m excited to run there.”

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The Illini 100 weekend at Farmer City Raceway will feature time trials and heat races on Fri., March 30, and B-Mains and the 100-lap A-Main on Sat., March 31. The big addition to the weekend will be a 50-lap DIRTcar UMP Modified feature offering a whopping $5,000 top prize, with the open-wheel division running heat races on Friday evening and B-Mains and the extra-distance headliner on Saturday night.

This year’s Illini 100 weekend will also include racing for Farmer City’s weekly support classes. The DIRTcar UMP Pro Late Models, Street Stocks and Hornets will run complete programs on Fri., March 30, and the Pro Late Models and Street Stocks will return on Sat., March 31, to battle in regular racing cards.

Hot laps are scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m. on Friday and 5 p.m. on Saturday, with qualifying to immediately follow.

Illini 100 ticket prices (reserved and general admission) are $15 (Friday) and $30 (Saturday), with children’s tickets (ages 12-and-under) priced at $5 (Friday) and $15 (Saturday). Two-day tickets cost $40 (adults) and $20 (children) if purchased in advance, while pit passes are $30 on Friday and $40 on Saturday with a two-day band available for $65.

Advance tickets are available for purchase at www.worldofoutlaws.com/tickets  or by calling the event hotline at 877-395-8606.

An open practice session will be held on Thursday evening, March 29. Pit passes will be $25 for the practice night, but Thursday’s pit admission can be included in an $85 three-day band.

More information on Farmer City Raceway is available by logging on to www.farmercityracing.com  or calling 217-552-0432 (main line) or 217-552-0434 (promoter Jeff Hammer).

For more information on the WoO LMS, visit www.worldofoutlaws.com

Fans can also follow the WoO LMS on Twitter at Twitter.com/WoOLateModels  and Facebook at Facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws . 

The World of Outlaws Late Model Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Company), Armor All (Official Car Care Products), Gravely Tractors (Official Lawn Equipment), Hoosier Racing Tires (Official Racing Tires), STP (Official Fuel Treatment), Vicci (Official Uniform), VP Racing Fuel (Official Racing Fuel), DirtonDirt.com (Hard Charger Award), McCarthy's One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning (Raye Vest Memorial Pill Draw Award), Factory Value Parts; in addition to contingency sponsors Butlerbuilt, Cometic Gaskets, Comp Cams, Dominator, Eibach Springs, JE Pistons, MSD Ignition, Ohlins Shocks, QuarterMaster, Roush Yates Performance Parts, Superflow Dynos, Wix Filter, Wrisco Aluminum and XS Power Racing Batteries; along with manufacturer sponsors Integra Shocks, GRT Chassis, Jake’s Carts, Longacre, Racing Electronics, Rocket Chassis, TNT Rescue and Warrior Chassis.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2012 World of Outlaws Late Model Series Schedule Continues To Grow With Addition Of Three Events




I-77 Raceway Park, North Central Speedway & Independence Motor Speedway Join National Tour



CONCORD, NC – March 5, 2012 – The World of Outlaws Late Model Series is now poised to match its record for A-Mains contested in a single season following Monday’s announcement that three dates have been added to the 2012 schedule.

With 50-lap, $10,000-to-win events inked for I-77 Raceway Park in Ripley, W.Va., on May 27, North Central Speedway in Brainerd, Minn., on July 14 and Independence (Iowa) Motor Speedway on Aug. 6, the national tour’s slate currently lists 49 race dates comprising 44 A-Mains in 20 states and three Canadian provinces. The completion of 44 A-Mains would tie the 2007 and 2010 campaigns as the busiest in series history.

“Coming off last month’s extremely successful season-opening swing through Georgia and Florida, we’re excited to continue building the 2012 World of Outlaws Late Model Series schedule,” said tour director Tim Christman. “Adding events in three distinct markets will allow us to bring memorable racing programs to even more fans in 2012.”

I-77 Raceway Park will hold a WoO LMS event for the first time, while the tour is set to make its second visit to both North Central and Independence. Defending WoO LMS champion Rick Eckert of York, Pa., was victorious at NCS in 2006 and two-time tour titlist Josh Richards of Shinnston, W.Va., captured last year’s inaugural World of Outlaws event at Independence.

The 50-lapper at I-77 on Sun., May 27, replaces an event at West Virginia Motor Speedway in Mineral Wells that was originally scheduled for the date. With WVMS’s reconstruction still incomplete, I-77 co-owners Kenney Newhouse and Craig Givens stepped up to make their burgeoning track the host venue for the anchor leg of a WoO LMS Memorial Day weekend tripleheader that also includes a May 25 date at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio, and the $25,000-to-win ‘Jackpot 100’ on May 26 at Tyler County Speedway in Middlebourne, W.Va.

Located just off Interstate 77 about a half-hour south of WVMS and 40 minutes north of Charleston, W.Va., I-77 Raceway Park is a three-eighths-mile oval that has undergone a dramatic transformation since its purchase in 2009 by Newhouse and Givens. The WoO LMS event will represent the most high-profile show presented to date by the new ownership team.

“I-77 Raceway Park has gone through a complete facility facelift,” said I-77 promoter Shon Parsons, who is positioning the WoO LMS invasion as the centerpiece of the track’s two-day ‘Ripley Race Fest Weekend.’ “All the hard work that Kenney, Craig and many others have put into the track is allowing us to host the World of Outlaws for the first time.”

The current off-season has been filled with renovation projects at I-77, including a doubling of the pit area’s size; erection of a complete new stadium-style general admission area; construction of a new women’s restroom; and the application of a new clay surface on the racetrack.

“We’ve worked so hard and we are so happy to feature the World of Outlaws for our dedicated fans,” said Givens.

North Central Speedway will bring the WoO LMS back after a six-year absence (a scheduled 2008 event was rained out) as part of the circuit’s ‘Wild West Tour,’ which currently boasts five races in three states and one Canadian province over a nine-day period. The three-eighths-mile NCS oval is slated to present the finale of the swing on Sat., July 14.

The ‘Wild West Tour’ also includes events on July 6 at Amsoil Speedway in Superior, Wis.; July 7 at Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn.; July 12 at Red River Co-op Speedway in Winnipeg, Manitoba; and July 13 at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D. A WoO LMS program scheduled for July 17 at Red River Valley Speedway in Fargo, N.D., has been canceled by track promoter Danny Schatz due to logistical problems associated with clean-up from the Red River Valley Fair that ends on July 15.

“The demand right now for a big special Late Model show is this area is huge,” said K.T. Torbert, who promotes the North Central Speedway facility that is owned by Cliff Sasker. “It’s been the biggest request we’ve had from our fans, so we decided if we’re gonna do something big, let’s go real big and go with the World of Outlaws.

“We’re real excited to have the World of Outlaws Late Model Series back on our schedule and we really hope we can impress all the World of Outlaws drivers. I want everybody to leave here after the race and say, ‘Man, we want to go back there to race.’”

Dondelinger Automotive Company and Charter Media are signed as sponsors for the Saturday-night summer showdown at North Central, which had a new clay surface laid down in the spring of 2011.

The three-eighths-mile Independence Motor Speedway, meanwhile, returns to the WoO LMS trail for the second consecutive year with the ‘Dirt Late Model Magazine 50’ on Mon., Aug. 6. The event, which also includes the ‘Dirt Modified Magazine 25’ for the IMCA A-Modifieds, will be promoted by Three Wide Promotions of Independence, Iowa, and has a rain date of Tues., Aug. 7.

The Independence date will immediately follow the $50,000-to-win WoO LMS USA Nationals on Aug. 3-4 at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis., which sits three-and-a-half hours due north of Independence Motor Speedway.

“We are very excited to bring the World of Outlaws Late Model Series back to Independence for the second consecutive year,” said Rick Hartzell, the CEO of Three Wide Promotions and husband of WoO LMS traveler Jill George of Cedar Falls, Iowa. “In conjunction with Darren Burco, the new promoter at Independence Motor Speedway, and the Buchanan County Fair Board, we feel strongly that we have a date that works well for this event and we expect all the stars of the World of Outlaws series plus other national, regional and local Late Model drivers to show up and put on a great show.

“We are committed to keeping open-motor Late Model racing alive in Iowa and to help promote the outstanding racing and facility at Independence. This will be the only show of its type for any national Late Model series in the state this year, and we are hopeful that the great racing fans of the Independence/Waterloo/Dubuque and Cedar Rapids area, as well as those across the state and Midwest, will come out and support this terrific event.

“We had a good night with this event last year (the WoO LMS program was rescheduled for the Monday after Cedar Lake’s USA Nationals following a rainout on its original mid-July date) and we are hoping this event will be even better this season.”

More information about the newest tracks on the WoO LMS is available by visiting the speedway websites at www.racei77.com, www.racencs.net  and www.independencemotorspeedway.com

The next action for the WoO LMS is the $20,000-to-win ‘Illini 100’ on March 30-31 at Farmer City (Ill.) Raceway. Advance tickets are available for purchase at www.worldofoutlaws.com/tickets

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Fans can also follow the WoO LMS on Twitter at Twitter.com/WoOLateModels and Facebook at Facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws .

The World of Outlaws Late Model Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Company), Armor All (Official Car Care Products), Hoosier Racing Tires (Official Racing Tires), STP (Official Fuel Treatment), Vicci (Official Uniform), VP Racing (Official Racing Fuel), DirtonDirt.com (Hard Charger Award), McCarthy’s One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning (Raye Vest Memorial Pill Draw Award), Chizmark Larson Insurance, Factory Value Parts and RacingJunk.com; in addition to contingency sponsors Comp Cams, Eibach Springs, JE Pistons, MSD Ignition, Ohlins Shocks, Pro Power Engines, Quartermaster, Rocket Chassis, R2C Performance, Superflow Dynos, Wix Filters and Wrisco Aluminum.

 

 

 

 

 

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World of Outlaws Late Model Series News & Notes: Assessing The 2012 Tour Hopefuls After A Busy Month Of February



CONCORD, NC – March 1, 2012 – Nearly two dozen drivers began the 2012 World of Outlaws Late Model Series campaign with hopes of following the full schedule.

After a season-opening burst of six races at three tracks in two states over a 15-day span – the most ambitious February in the history of the national tour – how do the hopeful regulars stand? Here’s an assessment of each driver (listed by their position in the current points standings) in the wake of the circuit’s Southeast swing to Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania, Ga. (‘Winter Freeze’ on Feb. 10-11), Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. (Bubba Army Winter Nationals on Feb. 16-18) and Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. (UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit Racing Equipment on Feb. 23 and 25):

* Darrell Lanigan (points leader) – No racer was stronger out of the ’12 starting gate than the 41-year-old former champion from Union, Ky., who won the season’s first two events (Screven and BRP) and added finishes of second, third, fourth and ninth to end the trip sitting atop the points race.

While his back-to-back victories were impressive, Lanigan’s fourth-place run in the 50-lap finale at Volusia on Feb. 25 might have been the performance that proved his strength. He started the evening in a deep hole after a fire under the hood of his car left him unable to log a time-trial lap, but he rallied from the rear of his heat to finish second and battled forward from the eighth starting spot in the A-Main to place fourth. If not for a mid-race scrape with Steve Francis that bent his car’s right-front corner, Lanigan felt he could have challenged for the win.

What a difference a year makes for Lanigan, who missed the 2011 WoO LMS season opener at VSP due to a medical issue and never was able to make up those lost points. Now he has a chance to become the first driver in WoO LMS history to lead the points standings from start-to-finish.

* Josh Richards (second, -28 points) – The 23-year-old superstar from Shinnston, W.Va., matched his friendly rival Lanigan virtually move-for-move through the season’s first four races – he was fourth at Screven and sandwiched a win with two runner-up finishes at BRP – but stumbled at Volusia.

Richards uncharacteristically struggled at the half-mile Volusia oval, registering WoO LMS finishes of eighth and 16th. He did appear headed to a top-five finish in the first A-Main until he slowed on lap 47 due to vision problems – his helmet shield was covered with so much mud that he had no choice but to pit for a helmet exchange – but he failed to flash the speed that propelled him to consecutive opening-night WoO LMS wins at Volusia from 2007-2010.

“We started the whole trip off awesome,” said Richards, who is once again focusing on the WoO LMS this season after his expected fulltime move to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series did not materialize. “We felt like we were getting a good rhythm going. We were really feeling good.

“Then we came to Volusia, a place where we've always been successful and I’ve loved racing at. For some reason, we struggled (there) and just never could dig our way out of a hole.”

* Shane Clanton (third, -42 points) – If anyone doubted Clanton’s off-season decision to leave Ronnie Dobbins’s established team for a ride with the fledgling Kennedy Motorsports operation, his performance in Georgia and Florida snuffed out those thoughts.

Clanton, 36, of Fayetteville, Ga., seemed ready to put his struggles of recent years behind him. While he failed to reach Victory Lane, he ended his three-track tour having already matched his top-five finish total from all of 2011 (four) and exceeded the number of fast times and heat wins he recorded one year ago.

A pair of third-place finishes (BRP opener and VSP finale) represented Clanton’s best outings, but he also lost second place in the second A-Main at BRP due to a late-race flat tire (he settled for 14th).

“The good thing is,” said a very satisfied Clanton, “every time we’re running, we’re running up front.”

* Rick Eckert (fourth, -50 points) – The defending WoO LMS champion got off to a pretty strong start, finishing third in the opening-night 60-lapper at Screven and scoring a nail-biting $12,000-plus victory in the 60-lap finale at BRP.

But while Eckert, 46, of York, Pa., didn’t finish worse than 12th in Outlaws action, he ended the swing facing a larger deficit in the points standings than he did at any time in 2011. Last year he never trailed by more than 36 points – and after six races he was second in the standings, just eight points behind the leader.

* Chub Frank (fifth, -86 points) – Reenergized for ’12 by new Roush-Yates Ford engines, ‘Chubzilla’ enjoyed arguably his strongest WoO LMS run in two years on Feb. 23 at Volusia, racing off the outside pole to lead laps 1-27 before settling for a third-place finish.

The 50-year-old from Bear Lake, Pa., who has not won on the tour since Aug. 22, 2009, also was solid at BRP, registering steady finishes of seventh (twice) and eighth. But two subpar nights – 17th in the opener at Screven and 19th in the finale at Volusia – left him further back in the points standings than he would have liked.

* Bub McCool (sixth, -112 points) – The 34-year-old from Vicksburg, Miss., established himself as the early favorite in the WoO LMS Rookie of the Year battle with a trip highlighted by a career-best tour finish of third on Feb. 17 at BRP.

But McCool, who added a second top-10 finish (ninth) in BRP’s finale, didn’t leave Florida unscathed. His last night of competition at Volusia was forgettable: after parking his primary car due to engine problems that were discovered during afternoon maintenance, his backup machine also developed terminal woes under the hood during time trials and he had to rely on a provisional to start his ailing mount at the rear of the A-Main field.

* Vic Coffey (seventh, -126 points) – A pair of top-10 finishes at BRP – 10th on Feb. 17 and eighth on Feb. 18 – were the best runs of the southern excursion for the former WoO LMS Rookie of the Year.

Coffey, 40, of Caledonia, N.Y., had to use WoO LMS emergency provisionals to start A-Mains at Screven and on Feb. 25 at Volusia, but he still managed to end the swing with the highest points ranking of his career.

* Clint Smith (eighth, -132 points) – A seventh-place finish in the 40-lap opener at BRP was the lone top-10 WoO LMS run for ‘Cat Daddy,’ whose best performance of the trip was a third-place finish in the postponed DIRTcar UMP-sanctioned 25-lapper run on Friday afternoon, Feb. 24, at Volusia.

Smith, 46, of Senoia, Ga., also started the 2011 season with a seventh-place finish as his only top-10 through six races. He was ninth in the last year’s points standings after six events, but was fewer points (92) out of the lead than his current positioning.

* Tim McCreadie (ninth, -134 points) – The 2006 WoO LMS champion didn’t get off to the start he was hoping for with his new Warrior cars, failing to crack the top five in a single A-Main.

McCreadie, 37, of Watertown, N.Y., appeared primed for a solid trip when he jumped out of the box with a sixth-place finish at Screven, but his only other top-10 runs were ninths on Feb. 17 at BRP and Feb. 25 at VSP.

* Pat Doar (10th, -176 points) – The 2011 WoO LMS Rookie of the Year was smiling after earning a career-best tour finish of fifth in the 60-lap finale at BRP, but he spent most of his trip snarling.

Doar, 48, of New Richmond, Wis., didn’t break into the top 10 in another WoO LMS A-Main. He also rode out two hard crashes in DIRTcar UMP-sanctioned action at Volusia, hitting the turn-two wall during Feb. 21 heat racing after contact from Jared Landers and smashing the spun car of Jonathan Davenport in turn one after Davenport and Dale McDowell came together in a heat on Feb. 24.

* Mike Marlar (11th, -184 points) – A talented 33-year-old from Winfield, Tenn., who is eyeing his first assault on the WoO LMS this season, Marlar was thisclose to experiencing a spectacular trip.

Marlar recorded consecutive top-five finishes of fourth and fifth on Feb. 16 and 17 at BRP, but he was actually in position to string together four in a row – and even bag his first-ever WoO LMS victory. He had his Bryson Motorsports No. 5b solidly in the top five midway through the opener at Screven when a scrape sent him bouncing through the infield and out of the race (he finished 25th), and in BRP’s 60-lap finale he led laps 1-42 and was bidding to regain command from Eckert on the final circuit when he found himself squeezed into the turn-three wall (and saddled with an 18 th-place finish).

While Marlar failed to qualify for the finale at VSP due to heat-race suspension trouble, he departed Florida ranked among the top 12 in the points standings. That puts him in position to receive series travel benefits at the next event, the Illini 100 on March 30-31 at Farmer City (Ill.) Raceway.

* Brandon Sheppard (12th, -188 points) – The 19-year-old DIRTcar UMP standout from New Berlin, Ill., started five of six A-Mains and broke into the top 10 once, finishing a WoO LMS career-best ninth on Feb. 17 at BRP in his new Roush-Yates-powered Rocket. He headed home ranked second among Rookie of the Year contenders.

* Jared Hawkins (14th, -210 points) – The 25-year-old Rookie of the Year aspirant from Fairmont, W.Va., hit his high-water mark in the WoO LMS season opener, finishing seventh at Screven. He didn’t crack the top 10 again and failed to qualify for both A-Mains at Volusia, but he did turn heads in the second feature at BRP when he charged from the 21st starting spot to the verge of the top five before an incorrect tire choice caused him to fade.

* Tim Fuller (15th, -226 points) – In dire need of a strong start, the 44-year-old from Watertown, N.Y., instead lived a nightmare.

Nothing went right for Fuller, who started all six A-Mains but used four emergency provisionals – requiring him to forfeit last-place money – to achieve that perfect record. His top finish was a 12th on Feb. 18 at BRP – two nights after he flipped midway through the track’s opening-night feature.

Fuller ran the finale at BRP and all his VSP events in a familiar car: the blue-and-white Reliable Painting Rocket No. 19 that Dale Beitler fielded last year for Austin Hubbard. Beitler announced his retirement as a car owner following the 2011 season but he is providing one of his cars to Fuller this year – and Beitler was in the pits helping Fuller throughout the action at BRP and VSP.

* John Lobb (16th, -236 points) – While his new Kennedy Motorsports teammate Shane Clanton shined, Lobb struggled throughout his trip.

The 42-year-old from Frewsburg, N.Y., started five of the six WoO LMS A-Mains – scoring a top finish of 17th on Feb. 18 at BRP – but never made the cut through a heat or B-Main. He used one points provisional and his entire allotment of four emergency provisionals.

* Kent Robinson (18th, -262 points) – The WoO LMS Rookie of the Year contender’s trip started in promising fashion – he transferred through a heat and finished 15th in the season opener at Screven – but he was unable to maintain the momentum.

Robinson, 24, of Bloomington, Ind., placed 22nd, 20th and 16th at BRP. He then fell short of both A-Mains at VSP, where he was passed by Earl Pearson Jr. for the final transfer spot on the last lap on Thursday night and saw his evening end early on Saturday after slapping the turn-one wall in his heat.

* Billy Moyer Jr. (19th, -278 points) – The 24-year-old son of a dirt Late Model legend, Moyer’s chase of the WoO LMS Rookie of the Year award kicked off in disappointing fashion with a DNQ at Screven. He recovered with three progressively better outings at BRP – 20th, 19th, 15th – but the resident of Batesville, Ark., slipped again at VSP, where he failed to qualify for both World of Outlaws A-Mains (and experienced engine woes on Thursday night that forced him to pull out his backup car).

* Dan Stone (21st, -304 points) – The 34-year-old driver from Thompson, Pa., became the first casualty of the record WoO LMS rookie crop, revealing that he would have to call off his pursuit of the tour schedule after breaking two of his family-owned team’s three engines during the UNOH DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia.

While Stone managed to qualify for the WoO LMS finale at VSP with a 15-year-old powerplant under the hood of his car, it was just his third A-Main start of the swing. His best finish was 11th on Feb. 18 at BRP.

Despite abandoning plans to follow the series fulltime, Stone will remain a stalwart entrant in WoO LMS events contested in the Northeast. He also might still enter the upcoming Illini 100 at Farmer City behind the wheel of the Super Deuce No. 2, whose owner, Leo Milus, lives in Indianapolis.

* Jack Sullivan (22nd, -306 points) – The 36-year-old from Greenbrier, Ark., began his trip with a promising 13th-place finish in the ‘Winter Freeze’ at Screven – after hurting an engine during the weekend’s first practice session – but didn’t make another A-Main field at either BRP or VSP. Undaunted, Sullivan said he plans to enter this month’s Illini 100 in hopes of turning around his fortunes in the WoO LMS Rookie of the Year race.

* Ron Davies (23rd, -334 points) – The runner-up in the 2011 WoO LMS Rookie of the Year standings made no pre-season commitment to follow the tour this year; he said his travel plans would hinge on his performance.

When Davies, 54, of Warren, Pa., found himself fifth in the points standings through two events after finishes of ninth at Screven and 11th at BRP, it appeared he might be on his way to another campaign on the road. But then he failed to finish the next two events at BRP, didn’t qualify for the opener at Volusia (and refused an emergency provisional) and skipped the VSP finale altogether.

* Greg Johnson (t-24th, -350 points) – At 44 the oldest driver in this year’s WoO LMS Rookie of the Year field, Johnson began the trip with great expectations but never found his rhythm. He qualified for just two A-Mains, finishing 26th in the opener at Screven and 22nd in the finale at Volusia.

* Jill George (26th, -410 points) – It was a rough trip for the 34-year-old female racer, who entered all six WoO LMS events but was unable to make an A-Main field.

George experienced her most painful night during the finale at BRP. She piled hard into a multi-car heat-race accident and was shaken up enough to warrant a hospital visit. A CT scan and X-rays of her neck, chest and left elbow were negative, but she suffered a minor concussion, needed a couple stitches to close a cut on his left arm and was left with a sore neck, shoulders and ribs.

George, who worked with new crew chief Jay Sessoms of Stanley, N.C., in Georgia and Florida, flew home to Cedar Falls, Iowa, after the BRP events in order to spend three days working at her chiropractic office. She returned to the Sunshine State for the WoO LMS events at Volusia and said she hopes to continue following the tour this season if she obtains sufficient sponsorship.



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Notable WoO LMS Milestones From The Season-Opening Swing...

* Richards became the alltime winningest driver on the WoO LMS (combining the original 1988-89 seasons and the ‘modern era’ from 2004-present) with his 38th career win on Feb. 17 at BRP, but he held sole possession of the honor for just eight days. Billy Moyer pulled back into a tie atop the victory list with his triumph in the finale at Volusia.

* With his 25th career WoO LMS fast-time honor on Feb. 25 at Volusia, Steve Francis became just the second driver to time fastest at least once in each season since 2004, joining Richards.

* Lanigan tied Francis for second on the WoO LMS win list since 2004, at 28 victories.

* WoO LMS announcer Rick Eshelman announced his 300th series event on Feb. 25 at Volusia.

For more information on the WoO LMS, visit www.worldofoutlaws.com

Fans can also follow the WoO LMS on Twitter at Twitter.com/WoOLateModels and Facebook at Facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws .

The World of Outlaws Late Model Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Company), Armor All (Official Car Care Products), Hoosier Racing Tires (Official Racing Tires), STP (Official Fuel Treatment), Vicci (Official Uniform), VP Racing (Official Racing Fuel), DirtonDirt.com (Hard Charger Award), McCarthy’s One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning (Raye Vest Memorial Pill Draw Award), Chizmark Larson Insurance, Factory Value Parts and RacingJunk.com; in addition to contingency sponsors Comp Cams, Eibach Springs, JE Pistons, MSD Ignition, Ohlins Shocks, Pro Power Engines, Quartermaster, Rocket Chassis, R2C Performance, Superflow Dynos, Wix Filters and Wrisco Aluminum.

 

 

 

 

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World of Outlaws Late Model Series Victory at Bubba Raceway Park Highlights Season-Opening Southern Trip for Josh Richards

 

SHINNSTON, W. Va. - Feb. 27, 2012 - For most dirt Late Model drivers, a season-opening racing trip that produced five top-five finishes - including a World of Outlaws Late Model Series victory - and eight top-10s in 10 events at three tracks in two states would be labeled a rousing success.

 

But for an ultra-competitive champion like Josh Richards, those results are solid but not entirely satisfactory. He knows there's room for improvement - and make no mistake, the 23-year-old from Shinnston, W.Va., is focused on correcting any struggles he experienced during the two-week swing through Georgia and Florida that kicked off his 2012 campaign on the clay.

 

"We started the whole trip off awesome," said Richards, recalling his fourth-place finish in the 60-lap WoO LMS Winter Freeze on Feb. 11 at Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania, Ga., and consecutive outings of second, first and second from Feb. 16-18 in the inaugural WoO LMS Bubba Army Winter Nationals at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. "We felt like we were getting a good rhythm going. We were really feeling good.

 

"Then we came to Volusia (Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla.), a place where we've always been successful and I've loved racing at. For some reason, we struggled (there) and just never could dig our way out of a hole.

 

"Volusia was disappointing," he said of the six-race UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit Racing Equipment meet that brought him only a single top-five finish, "but we'll use it to make ourselves better. We're just gonna go back home, do some work and figure out what the issue was. I'm confident we'll get ourselves back on track."

 

Richards and the Mark Richards Racing Kentucky Fuel Corporation/Seubert Calf Ranches Rocket Chassis team experienced an uncharacteristic visit to Volusia, a half-mile oval where he won four straight WoO LMS season openers from 2007-2010. His top finish of the week was a fifth in the 25-lap DIRTcar UMP-sanctioned feature that was pushed to Friday afternoon (Feb. 24) after Wednesday night's program was rained out. He also scored UMP-sanctioned finishes of eighth (30-lapper on Feb. 20) and ninth (40-lapper on Friday evening, Feb. 24) - after winning heats races for each event - and in the week's pair of 50-lap WoO LMS A-Mains he placed eighth (Feb. 23) and 16th (Feb. 25). He failed to qualify for the UMP feature on Feb. 21, falling one spot short of transferring through a B-Main.

 

Richards had what would have likely been his best run at Volusia short-circuited by an unusual problem: a mud-covered helmet shield. In a Feb. 23 WoO LMS A-Main run on a heavy, fast track surface, he was running fourth until he simply couldn't see well enough to continue racing, forcing him to slow and bring out a caution flag on lap 47 so he could pit to change helmets (and change a tire that was flattened by a hit from behind when he slowed).

 

"I felt like the first Outlaw night we were pretty good," said Richards, who was fourth fastest in time trials that evening. "We were too tight for the (track) condition, but if I didn't run out of (helmet) tear offs and had my shield get covered with mud, we could've run top five."

 

Richards will remember his 2012 Speedweeks more for the events that preceded Volusia. After beginning the trip with a strong fourth-place effort on a frigid night at Screven, he was one of the stars of the show at Bubba Raceway Park, a uniquely-shaped track owned by nationally-known radio show host Bubba 'The Love Sponge' Clem. He finished second in the 40-lap WoO LMS A-Main on Feb. 16 after his late-race bid to overtake Darrell Lanigan fell just short; outran Lanigan to capture a $10,000 first-place prize in the 50-lapper on Feb. 17; and recorded another runner-up finish in the 60-lap finale on Feb. 18 after watching Mike Marlar hit the wall on the final lap while trying to overtake eventual winner Rick Eckert.

 

"Ocala was awesome," said Richards. "We obviously ran well there, but it was just a fun place to race at too. I feel like that was the best racetrack we ran in terms of the track prep and how you can race the track. Bubba and his crew did an awesome job keeping up with the conditions the whole time we were there.

 

"I'd put that place pretty far up there on my list of favorite tracks. I don't know if it's in my top 10 yet, but it's definitely one of my favorites. I can't wait to go back there."

 

Richards ended his southern excursion sitting second in the WoO LMS points standings through six events, 28 points behind Lanigan. He also briefly took sole possession of the top spot on the national tour's alltime win list (including the original 1988-89 seasons and the 'modern' era since 2004) when he scored his 38th career win at BRP; Billy Moyer pulled back into a tie with Richards when he won the Feb. 25 event at Volusia.

 

Richards' next planned start is the WoO LMS 'Illini 100' on March 30-31 at Farmer City (Ill.) Raceway.

 

For more information on Josh Richards, visit www.joshrichards.com  and follow him on Twitter at @Josh_Richards1.

 

 

 

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Moyer Caps UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit With Stirring World of Outlaws Late Model Series Victory




Dennis Erb Jr. Crowned Champion Of Late Model Week At Volusia Speedway Park



BARBERVILLE, FL – Feb. 25, 2012 – Billy Moyer of Batesville, Ark., capped the 41st UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit Racing Equipment with a stirring victory in Saturday night’s 50-lap World of Outlaws Late Model Series A-Main at Volusia Speedway Park.

The 54-year-old dirt Late Model legend grabbed the lead in memorable fashion on lap 32, bursting past Shane Clanton of Fayetteville, Ga., and Don O’Neal of Martinsville, Ind., with a power move down the inside of the backstretch. He then turned back a brief late-race challenge from O’Neal en route to collecting the race’s $10,000 top prize.

Moyer became the lone two-time winner during the six-race Late Model portion of the 2012 UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit. He also won Tuesday night’s 30-lap DIRTcar UMP-sanctioned feature.

“I made some adjustments on the hot rod today that I should’ve made a couple days ago,” Moyer said of his Clements-powered Victory Circle Chassis. “It was right back where it should’ve been.”

O’Neal settled for a runner-up finish – 2.850 seconds behind Moyer – after leading laps 3-31 driving Larry Moring’s MasterSbilt car. Clanton advanced one position to finish third in the Kennedy Motorsports Capital Race Car, while seventh-starter Darrell Lanigan of Union, Ky., placed fourth in a Rocket to remain the WoO LMS points leader and polesitter Steve Francis of Ashland, Ky., who led laps 1-2, was fifth in the Barry Wright house car.

Dennis Erb Jr. of Carpentersville, Ill., finished seventh and was crowned the Late Model points champion of the 2012 UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit, earning him a unique gator-shaped trophy. He won the week’s first WoO LMS event on Thursday night.

Moyer, who started ninth, mastered a track surface that he said “couldn’t have been more racy.”

“Earlier in the night I thought it was going to be one of those married-to-the-top deals because it looked like there was a treacherous berm,” said Moyer. “It turned out that, when we put the harder tires on, we were able to run everywhere on it, wherever you felt the car was the best at. I think I run the top, the bottom, the middle – a little bit everywhere.”

It was Moyer’s strength running the inside groove that proved key to his division-leading ninth win at Volusia since 1998. When he approached battling frontrunners O’Neal and Clanton, he simply stuck low and drove by them.

“Them guys were racing hard up there,” said Moyer. “I could tell Shane just wanted to give (O’Neal) a slide job and get on by him, (but) I don’t think anyone could circle around the bottom like I could. I just stayed with what I was doing and it worked out for us.”

Moyer’s win was the 38th of his career on the WoO LMS, including 22 he registered in 1988-89 during the first incarnation of the national tour run under the auspices of late WoO Sprint Car Series founder Ted Johnson. He moved back into a tie for the alltime WoO LMS victory lead with Josh Richards of Shinnston, W.Va., who finished a quiet 16th in Saturday night’s A-Main.

Finishing in positions 6-10 was Jimmy Owens of Newport, Tenn., who made a solid charge forward from the 18th starting spot; Erb, who slipped backward from the fifth starting slot; Dale McDowell of Chickamauga, Ga.; Tim McCreadie of Watertown, N.Y., who started 21st; and John Blankenship of Williamson, W.Va., who won the previous night’s 40-lap DIRTcar UMP Late Model feature.

Three caution flags dotted the event, all for slowed cars: Dan Stone of Thompson, Pa. (lap two), Vic Coffey of Caledonia, N.Y. (lap six) and Pat Doar of New Richmond, Wis. (lap 16).
Fifty-four cars were entered in the sixth WoO LMS event of 2012.

Francis was quickest in Ohlins Shock Time Trials with a lap of 16.024 seconds. It was his 25th career WoO LMS fast-time honor and made him just the second driver to time fastest at least once in each season since 2004, joining Richards.

Heat winners were Francis, Clanton, Jimmy Mars of Menomonie, Wis., Erb and O’Neal. McCreadie and WoO LMS Rookie of the Year contender Brandon Sheppard of New Berlin, Ill., captured the B-Mains.

Next on the WoO LMS schedule is the fourth running of the Illini 100 on March 30-31 at Farmer City (Ill.) Raceway. The $20,000-to-win event is returning this year to the exciting quarter-mile oval after a one-year absence.

For more information on the WoO LMS, visit www.worldofoutlaws.com

Fans can also follow the WoO LMS on Twitter at Twitter.com/WoOLateModels and Facebook at Facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws . 

Results of WoO Late Model Series ‘UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit Racing Equipment’ Night 2 at Volusia Speedway Park (Finishing Position/Start/Driver/Laps Completed/Money Won):

1. (9) Billy Moyer/50 $10,200


2. (3) Don O’Neal/50 $5,500


3. (4) Shane Clanton/50 $3,050


4. (8) Darrell Lanigan/50 $2,650


5. (1) Steve Francis/50 $2,100


6. (18) Jimmy Owens/50 $1,750


7. (5) Dennis Erb Jr./50 $1,450


8. (11) Dale McDowell/50 $1,300


9. (21) Tim McCreadie/50 $1,350


10. (7) John Blankenship/50 $1,100


11. (6) Scott Bloomquist/50 $1,150


12. (14) Rick Eckert/50 $1,200


13. (12) Frankie Heckenast Jr./50 $950


14. (17) Clint Smith/50 $1,000


15. (24) Bobby Pierce/50 $900


16. (19) Josh Richards/50 $1,000


17. (20) Brady Smith/50 $770


18. (28) Vic Coffey/50 $100


19. (25) Chub Frank/50 $780


20. (27) Tim Fuller/49 $50


21. (22) Brandon Sheppard/49 $700


22. (26) Bub McCool/49 $700


23. (27) Morgan Bagley/49 $700


24. (15) Donnie Moran/49 $725


25. (23) Jason Feger/40 $700


26. (2) Jimmy Mars/30 $700


27. (13) Dennis Franklin/26 $700


28. (16) Pat Doar/15 $750


29. (10) Dan Stone/2 $700




* Earnings include cash contingency award bonuses




Time of Race: 25 Mins., 43.186 Secs.


Margin of Victory: 2.850 Secs.


Yellow Flags: 3 (Laps 2, 6, 16)


Lap Leaders: Francis (1-2); O’Neal (3-31); Moyer (32-50)


Provisional Starters: Frank, McCool (WoO); Bagley (DCN); Coffey, Fuller


Rookie of the Race: Sheppard


WoO LMS ‘Bonus Bucks’ Winner: O’Neal ($500)




Ohlins Shocks Time Trial Results (Position/No./Driver/Hometown/Best Lap):




1. 15-Steve Francis/Ashland, KY 16.024


2. 25-Shane Clanton/Fayetteville, GA 16.117


3. 28M-Jimmy Mars/Menomonie, WI 16.219


4. 21-Billy Moyer/Batesville, AR 16.259


5. 21d-Dan Stone/Thompson, PA 16.338


6. 25F-Jason Feger/Bloomington, IL 16.368


7. 23-John Blankenship/Williamson, WV 16.375


8. 37c-Dennis Franklin/Gaffney, SC 16.397


9. 1-Josh Richards/Shinnston, WV 16.418


10. 99M-Donnie Moran/Dresden, OH 16.440


11. 0-Scott Bloomquist/Mooresburg, TN 16.466


12. 39-Tim McCreadie/Watertown, NY 16.525


13. 20-Jimmy Owens/Newport, TN 16.541


14. 28e-Dennis Erb Jr./Carpentersville, IL 16.550


15. 91-Billy Decker/Unadilla, NY 16.553


16. 17M-Dale McDowell/Chickamauga, GA 16.569


17. 99Jr-Frankie Heckenast Jr./Orland Park, IL 16.576


18. 5b-Mike Marlar/Winfield, TN 16.623


19. b5-Brandon Sheppard/New Berlin, IL 16.628


20. 1d-Don O’Neal/Martinsville, IL 16.636


21. 11-Pat Doar/New Richmond, WI 16.667


22. 13-J.R. Hotovy/Covert, MI 16.671


23. 18-Shannon Babb/Moweaqua, IL 16.691


24. 5L-Jared Landers/Batesville, AR 16.736


25. 25z-Mason Zeigler/Chalk Hill, PA 16.743


26. 14M-Morgan Bagley/Longview, TX 16.764


27. 32c-Vic Coffey/Caledonia, NY 16.796


28. 22s-Gregg Satterlee/Rochester Mills, PA 16.825


29. 24-Rick Eckert/York, PA 16.841


30. 2-Brady Smith/Solon Springs, WI 16.846


31. 37-Jared Hawkins/Fairmont, WV 16.848


32. 44-Clint Smith/Senoia, GA 16.854


33. 32P-Bobby Pierce/Oakwood, IL 16.862


34. 28L-John Lobb/Frewsburg, NY 16.872


35. 1s-Jack Sullivan/Greenbrier, AR 16.877


36. 57J-Bub McCool/Vicksburg, MS 16.907


37. 1*-Chub Frank/Bear Lake, PA 16.908


38. 21Jr-Billy Moyer Jr./Batesville, AR 16.934


39. 18W-Eric Wells/Hazard, KY 16.938


40. 16b-Tyler Bruening/Decorah, IA 16.984


41. 19-Tim Fuller/Watertown, NY 16.986


42. 7R-Kent Robinson/Bloomington, IN 17.013


43. 12-Hunter Peacock/Macon, GA 17.095


44. 49-Greg Johnson/Bedford, IN 17.106


45. 90-Lance Matthees/Winona, WI 17.125


46. 22G-Jill George/Cedar Falls, IA 17.329


47. 57s-Charlie Sandercock/Belleville, ONT 17.345


48. 15A-Phil Ausra/Dowagiac, MI 17.450


49. 77-Jason McBride/Carbondale, IL 17.556


50. 4ds-Chad Hollenbeck/Kingsley, PA 17.611


51. 16H-Mike Hammerle/St. Charles, MO 18.240


52. 33-Don Gordon/Chatham, ONT 21.278


53. 29-Darrell Lanigan/Union, KY N/T


54. 24-Ryan Unzicker/El Paso, IL N/T




Heat No. 1 (10 laps – Top 3 Transfer): Francis, Bloomquist, McDowell, Doar, Feger, Bagley, Hawkins, Hammerle, George, Fuller (DNS) McCool

Heat No. 2 (10 laps – Top 3 Transfer): Clanton, Blankenship, Heckenast, C. Smith, McCreadie, Hotovy, Sandercock, Frank, Robinson, Coffey

Heat No. 3 (10 laps – Top 3 Transfer): Mars, Lanigan, Franklin, Owens, Pierce, Moyer Jr., Babb, Peacock, Ausra, Marlar, Satterlee

Heat No. 4 (10 laps – Top 3 Transfer): Erb, Moyer, Eckert, Richards, Sheppard, Johnson, Lobb, Wells, McBride, Landers

Heat No. 5 (10 laps – Top 3 Transfer): O’Neal, Stone, Moran, B. Smith, Zeigler, Sullivan, Decker, Matthees, Bruening, Hollenbeck

B-Main No. 1 (12 laps – Top 2 Transfer): McCreadie, Feger, Hawkins, Frank, Hotovy, Moyer Jr., Coffey, Sandercock, Peacock, Hammerle, Bagley, George, McCool (DNS) Robinson, Fuller, Marlar

B-Main No. 2 (12 laps – Top 2 Transfer): Sheppard, Pierce, Johnson, Babb, Sullivan, Decker, Lobb, Wells, Matthees, Bruening, Ausra, Hollenbeck, Zeigler (DNS) McBride, Landers, Satterlee

World of Outlaws Late Model Series Contingency Award Winners:

Arizona Sport Shirts ($100 product certificate to 23rd-place finisher I n A-Main or next highest w/decal): Shannon Babb
Armor All (one case of product to highest-finishing non-WoO team in A-Main or next highest w/decal): Billy Moyer
Cometic Gasket ($50 cash to 12th-place finisher in A-Main or next highest w/decal): Rick Eckert
Comp Cams ($50 cash to 10th-place finisher in A-Main or next highest w/decal): Rick Eckert
Comp Cams ($50 product certificate to A-Main winner or next highest w/decal): Billy Moyer
Dominator ($50 cash to 6th-place finisher in A-Main or next highest w/decal): Jimmy Owens
Eibach Springs (one free spring to each B-Main winner or next highest w/decal): Billy Moyer Jr./Bobby Pierce
Gravely ($50 cash to 7th-place finisher in A-Main or next highest w/decal): Dennis Erb Jr.
JE Pistons ($50 cash to 16th-place finisher in A-Main or next highest w/decal): Josh Richards
JE Pistons (one compete set of JE Pro Seal rings to 11th-place finisher or next highest w/decal - $285 value): Rick Eckert
JE Pistons (one complete set of JE Pro Seal rings to 21st-place finisher or next highest w/decal - $285 value): Bub McCool
MSD Ignition ($50 cash to A-Main winner or next highest w/decal): Billy Moyer
MSD Ignition ($25 cash to 24th-place finisher in A-Main or next highest w/decal): Donnie Moran
Ohlins Pole Award ($50 cash to fast qualifier or next highest w/decal): Billy Moyer
Quartermaster ($100 product certificate to A-Main winner or next highest w/decal): Shane Clanton
Quartermaster ($50 product certificate to 5th-place finisher in A-Main or next highest w/decal): Steve Francis
Quartermaster ($25 product certificate to 15th-place finisher in A-Main or next highest w/decal): Bobby Pierce
Roush-Yates Performance Products ($50 cash to 4th-place finisher in A-Main or next highest w/decal): Josh Richards
Roush-Yates Performance Products (carburetor repair kit to 18th-place finish in A-Main or next highest w/decal - $100 value): Chub Frank
Roush-Yates Lap Leader Award (one pair of Wiley X Sunglasses to driver who leads most laps in A-Main):
STP ($50 cash to 2nd-place finisher in A-Main or next highest w/decal): Shane Clanton
SuperFlow ($50 cash to 14th-place finisher in A-Main or next highest w/decal): Clint Smith
VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash to 9th-place finisher in A-Main or next highest w/decal): Tim McCreadie
VP Racing Fuels ‘Nice Jugs Award’ (one VP 5-gallon container to fastest qualifier who misses A-Main or next highest with decal - $30 value): Billy Decker
WIX Filters ($50 cash to 13th-place finisher in A-Main or next highest w/decal): Clint Smith
Wrisco Aluminum (three sheets of aluminum to A-Main winner if decal displayed - $200 value): Shane Clanton
XS Power ($50 cash to 3rd-place finisher in A-Main or next highest w/decal): Bobby Pierce
XS Power ($60 product certificate to 8th-place finisher in A-Main or next highest w/decal): Bobby Pierce
XS ‘Power Move of the Race’ ($60 product certificate): Billy Moyer

2012 World of Outlaws Late Model Series Point Standings as of Feb. 25 – 6 A-Mains completed (rank/driver/points/deficit to leader):




1. Darrell Lanigan 864


2. Josh Richards 836 (-28)


3. Shane Clanton 822 (-42)


4. Rick Eckert 814 (-50)


5. Chub Frank 778 (-86)


6. Bub McCool 752 (-112)


7. Vic Coffey 738 (-126)


8. Clint Smith 732 (-132)


9. Tim McCreadie 730 (-134)


10. Pat Doar 688 (-176)


11. Mike Marlar 680 (-184)


12. Brandon Sheppard 676 (-188)


13. Billy Moyer 656 (-208)


14. Jared Hawkins 654 (-210)


15. Tim Fuller 638 (-226)


16. John Lobb 628 (-236)


17. Jason Feger 610 (-254)


18. Kent Robinson 602 (-262)


19. Billy Moyer Jr. 586 (-278)


20. Gregg Satterlee 564 (-300)




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Blankenship Breaks Through With $10,000 Triumph In DIRTcar UMP Late Model Finale Of UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit



BARBERVILLE, FL – Feb. 24, 2012 (night) – John Blankenship of Williamson, W.Va., registered the biggest win of his career on Friday night, capturing the 40-lap DIRTcar UMP Late Model finale of the 41st UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit Racing Equipment at Volusia Speedway Park.

The 30-year-old driver was flawless in the A-Main, roaring off the pole position to lead the entire distance. He earned $10,000 for his first-ever victory at the half-mile oval, which hosted a day-night doubleheader on Friday due to a rainout of Wednesday evening’s scheduled program.

“The competition here is crazy, so to win here is kind of like winning at Eldora (Speedway),” said Blankenship, comparing Volusia’s talent-laden field with those that gather for the annual crown-jewel events at the famed ‘Big E’ in Rossburg, Ohio. “We’ve always loved this racetrack. We’ve been coming down here for awhile now and I’ve always wanted to win one down here.
“I was running out of time this week to get one in, so I’m really happy to finally win.”

Blankenship built a lead of as much as two seconds over outside-polesitter Darrell Lanigan of Union, Ky., during the race’s early stages, but both Lanigan and Jimmy Owens of Newport, Tenn., drew close after the halfway point. Lanigan and Owens were about to challenge Blankenship when Brandon Sheppard of New Berlin, Ill., slowed on lap 26 to bring out the lone caution flag of the feature – a caution that effectively propelled Blankenship to victory.

With heavy lapped traffic no longer an issue for Blankenship and the caution period cooling his rivals’ tires, he was able to drive his Rocket Chassis car away from the pack on the restart. He wasn’t seriously challenged over the remaining circuits and beat Lanigan’s Rocket machine to the finish line by 1.153 seconds.

Owens settled for third place after starting 10th in a Team Zero by Bloomquist car. Third-starter Shannon Babb of Moweaqua, Ill., finished fourth in a Victory Circle mount and eighth-starter Shane Clanton of Fayetteville, Ga., placed fifth in a Capital Race Car.

“I think that caution probably saved us,” said Blankenship, whose equipment is owned by his father Don. “We had a heck of a car, but I was having trouble navigating around them (lapped cars). I kept having to check up and was losing my traction and my momentum. It was getting harder and harder to find ways around them.”

A clear track left Blankenship unbeatable. Neither Lanigan nor Owens could muster the threatening speed that had flashed before the caution flag.

Lanigan, 41, had to be satisfied with his second runner-up finish of the UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit. He also was a bridesmaid in Tuesday night’s 30-lap DIRTcar UMP Late Model feature.

“We went a little different than everybody else on tires,” said Lanigan. “We tried something there, but I don’t know if we would’ve been any better with the other tires. We gave it everything we had.”

Owens, who turned 40 on Feb. 3, appeared to be the driver on the move until his momentum was dulled by the caution flag.

“We definitely liked the long greens,” said Owens, who has never won a Late Model A-Main at Volusia. “We didn’t need that caution at the end. I was kind of chomping at the bit when that caution came out because we were coming on.”

le McDowell of Chickamauga, Ga., finished sixth after being replaced in the top five by Clanton on the lap-26 restart. Opening-night DIRTcar UMP winner Steve Francis of Ashland, Ky., was seventh; Bub McCool of Vicksburg, Miss., slipped backward from the third starting spot to finish eighth; sixth-starter Josh Richards of Shinnston, W.Va., was never a factor en route to a ninth-place finish; and Rick Eckert of York, Pa., rounded out the top 10.

Sixty-eight cars were entered in the event, which featured a group qualifying format. The four fastest drivers in each group were inverted in the lineups for their respective heat races.

Billy Moyer of Batesville, Ark., recorded the fastest overall lap during the group qualifying sessions with a time of 15.965 seconds. Other group fast-timers were Tim McCreadie of Watertown, N.Y. (16.474), Clanton (16.510), Jason Feger of Bloomington, Ill. (16.364), Terry Casey of New London, Wis. (16.280) and Babb (16.129).

Heat winners were McCool, Blankenship, Richards, McDowell, Babb and Lanigan. The B-Mains were captured by McCreadie, Vic Coffey of Caledonia, N.Y., and Don O’Neal of Martinsville, Ind.

The UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit conclude on Saturday night (Feb. 25) with a pair of 50-lap feature events – a $10,000-to-win A-Main for the WoO LMS and a $5,000-to-win affair for the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds. Race time is 7:30 p.m.


For more information on the DIRTcar Nationals by UNOH, log on to www.DIRTcarNationals.com


DIRTcar UMP Late Model 40-Lap A-Main Finish (Finish Pos./Driver):



1. John Blankenship


2. Darrell Lanigan


3. Jimmy Owens


4. Shannon Babb


5. Shane Clanton


6. Dale McDowell


7. Steve Francis


8. Bub McCool


9. Josh Richards


10. Rick Eckert


11. Jimmy Mars


12. Billy Moyer


13. Scott Bloomquist


14. Dennis Erb Jr.


15. Tim McCreadie


16. Don O’Neal


17. Vic Coffey


18. Donnie Moran


19. Frankie Heckenast Jr.


20. Billy Moyer Jr.


21. Jared Landers


22. Billy Decker


23. Brandon Sheppard


24. Morgan Bagley


25. Bobby Pierce


26. Eric Wells


27. Jason Feger


28. Chub Frank


29. Mike Marlar




Heat No. 1 (10 laps – Top 3 Transfer): 1. Bub McCool, 2. Donnie Moran, 3. Frankie Heckenast Jr., 4. Tim McCreadie, 5. Brady Smith, 6. Dillon Wood, 7. Tyler Bruening, 8. Hunter Peacock, 9. Lance Matthees, 10. Charlie Sandercock (DNS) Kent Robinson, Greg Johnson




Heat No. 2 (10 laps – Top 3 Transfer): 1. John Blankenship, 2. Shane Clanton, 3. Billy Decker, 4. Jared Landers, 5. Bobby Pierce, 6. Mason Zeigler, 7. Stacy Boles, 8. Chad Hollenbeck, 9. Mike Hammerle, 10. Gregg Satterlee, 11. Jared Hawkins




Heat No. 3 (10 laps – Top 3 Transfer): 1. Josh Richards, 2. Steve Francis, 3. Brandon Sheppard, 4. Brian Shirley, 5. Jason Feger, 6. Steve Isenberg, 7. Jason McBride, 8. Jill George, 9. Todd Frank, 10. Tim Fuller (DNS) Tim Lance




Heat No. 4 (10 laps – Top 3 Transfer): 1. Dale McDowell, 2. Jimmy Owens, 3. Jimmy Mars, 4. Billy Moyer Jr., 5. Vic Coffey, 6. Earl Pearson Jr., 7. Jeff Beyers, 8. Austin Hubbard, 9. Terry Casey, 10. Jonathan Davenport, 11. Pat Doar

Heat No. 5 (10 laps – Top 3 Transfer): 1. Shannon Babb, 2. Rick Eckert, 3. Dennis Erb Jr., 4. Eric Wells, 5. Don O’Neal, 6. Billy Ogle Jr., 7. Jim Yoder, 8. Don Gordon (DNS) Mike Marlar, Michael Norris, John Lobb


Heat No. 6 (10 laps – Top 3 Transfer): 1. Darrell Lanigan, 2. Billy Moyer, 3. Scott Bloomquist, 4. Clint Smith, 5. Chub Frank, 6. Jack Sullivan, 7. Dennis Franklin, 8. Morgan Bagley, 9. Eric Jacobsen, 10. Dan Stone, 11. Phil Ausra


B-Main No. 1 (12 laps – Top 2 Transfer): 1. Tim McCreadie, 2. Jared Landers, 3. Brady Smith, 4. Bobby Pierce, 5. Mason Zeigler, 6. Tyler Bruening, 7. Charlie Sandercock, 8. Kent Robinson, 9. Chad Hollenbeck, 10. Mike Hammerle, 11. Hunter Peacock, 12. Lance Matthees

B-Main No. 2 (12 laps – Top 2 Transfer): 1. Vic Coffey, 2. Billy Moyer Jr., 3. Jason McBride, 4. Earl Pearson Jr., 5. Jill George, 6. Steve Isenberg, 7. Todd Frank, 8. Brian Shirley, 9. Tim Fuller, 10. Jason Feger, 11. Tim Lance, 12. Jeff Beyers (DNS) Austin Hubbard, Terry Casey, Jonathan Davenport, Pat Doar

B-Main No. 3 (12 laps – Top 2 Transfer): 1. Don O’Neal, 2. Eric Wells, 3. Clint Smith, 4. Jack Sullivan, 5. Morgan Bagley, 6. Billy Ogle Jr., 7. Jim Yoder, 8. Dan Stone, 9. Phil Ausra, 10. Eric Jacobsen, 11. Don Gordon, 12. Chub Frank, 13. Dennis Franklin (DNS) Mike Marlar, Michael Norris, John Lobb

Bulrush Dash (12 laps): 1. Clint Smith, 2. Kent Robinson, 3. Gregg Satterlee, 4. Charlie Sandercock, 5. Phil Ausra, 6. Todd Frank, 7. Lance Matthees, 8. Chad Hollenbeck

 

 

 

 

 

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Bloomquist Masters Friday Afternoon UMP Late Model Action During 41st UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit



BARBERVILLE, FL – Feb. 24, 2012 – Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, Tenn., mastered Friday’s daytime track conditions at Volusia Speedway Park, dominating the postponed 25-lap DIRTcar UMP Late Model A-Main during the 41st UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit Racing Equipment.

In an event pushed to Friday afternoon following a rainout on Wednesday night, Bloomquist took advantage of starting from the pole position to lead the entire feature distance. He was never seriously challenged en route to a $7,000 triumph.

The 48-year-old dirt Late Model legend scored a runner-up finish in Thursday evening’s World of Outlaws Late Model Series 50-lapper that was contested on a heavy, physical track surface, but on Friday a surface baked hard by the Florida sun allowed him to cruise to the checkered flag.

“Talk about night and day – that’s what this was,” said Bloomquist, comparing the Thursday night and Friday afternoon programs. “We really didn’t have to change much on the race car though, just a couple small things. The (Team Zero by Bloomquist) car is very versatile, and the (Roush-Yates) engine is just awesome.”

Bloomquist owed much of his winning effort to his qualifying performance. With the four fastest drivers in each of six group qualifying sessions inverted for heat-race action, Bloomquist turned in a lap that was placed him on the pole for his preliminary. He won the heat with ease and then picked the number one starting slot for the feature, propelling him to Victory Lane.

“It’s tough to come from behind, especially in a day race like this,” said Bloomquist, who recorded his fifth win since 2003 at Volusia but just his second in UMP-sanctioned competition (his most recent wins – one in ’04 and two in ’11 – came under the WoO LMS banner). “So definitely, starting from the pole was important.

“This is the first time (he ran an afternoon event at Volusia), so we really weren’t sure what to expect,” he added. “I tried to take it easy on the tires. It looks like we used ‘em up pretty good, but didn’t blister them. The car was good neutral.”

Bloomquist drove away from the pack after the race’s two caution flags, on the opening lap for a multi-car tangle in turn one that eliminated Thursday-night WoO LMS winner Dennis Erb Jr. of Carpentersville, Ill., and Austin Hubbard of Seaford, Del., and on lap 10 for the stopped car driven by Tuesday-night UMP Late Model victor Billy Moyer of Batesville, Ark.

Dennis ‘Rambo’ Franklin of Gaffney, S.C., finished a distant second, 5.960 seconds behind Bloomquist in the AES Racing Barry Wright car. The veteran racer, who started third, passed outside-polesitter Clint Smith of Senoia, Ga., for second on lap one and maintained the spot to register a career-best outing at Volusia.

Smith settled for third place, followed by fifth-starter Donnie Moran of Dresden, Ohio, and seventh-starter Josh Richards of Shinnston, W.Va.

Rounding out the top 10 was Morgan Bagley of Longview, Texas; Jonathan Davenport of Blairsville, Ga., who fought forward from the 10th starting spot; DIRTcar Big-Block standout Billy Decker of Unadilla, N.Y., who slipped to eighth after taking the green flag from the fourth spot; Don O’Neal of Martinsville, Ind.; and Jim Yoder of Selinsgrove, Pa.

Rick Eckert of York, Pa., recorded the fastest overall lap during the group qualifying sessions, circling the half-mile layout in 16.435 seconds, Other group fast-timers were Erb (17.722), Jimmy Mars of Menomonie, Wis. (17.473), Jimmy Owens of Newport, Tenn. (16.898), Brandon Sheppard of New Berlin, Ill. (17.042) and Dillon Wood of Daytona Beach, Fla. (16.850).

Heat winners were Bloomquist, Moran, Bagley, Decker, Clint Smith and Franklin. The B-Mains were captured by Mason Zeigler of Chalk Hill, Pa., Billy Ogle Jr. of Knoxville, Tenn., and Eckert.

The UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit continue on Friday night with the second half of the day/night doubleheader. A 40-lap UMP Late Model feature paying $10,000 to win tops a program that also includes the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds.

For more information on the DIRTcar Nationals by UNOH, log on to www.DIRTcarNationals.com


DIRTcar UMP Late Model 25-Lap A-Main Finish (Finish Pos.//Driver):



1. Scott Bloomquist


2. Dennis Franklin


3. Clint Smith


4. Donnie Moran


5. Josh Richards


6. Morgan Bagley


7. Jonathan Davenport


8. Billy Decker


9. Don O’Neal


10. Jim Yoder


11. Michael Norris


12. Dan Stone


13. Frankie Heckenast Jr.


14. Billy Ogle Jr.


15. Bobby Pierce


16. John Blankenship


17. Mason Zeigler


18. Billy Moyer


19. Rick Eckert


20. Brian Shirley


21. Brady Smith


22. Lance Matthees


23. Jason Feger


24. Austin Hubbard


25. Dennis Erb Jr.

Heat No. 1 (8 laps – Top 3 Transfer): 1. Scott Bloomquist, 2. Josh Richards, 3. Dennis Erb Jr., 4. John Blankenship, 5. Greg Johnson, 6. Chub Frank, 7. Eric Wells, 8. Mike Hammerle, 9. Don Gordon, 10. Billy Moyer Jr. (DNS) Kent Robinson

Heat No. 2 (8 laps – Top 3 Transfer): 1. Donnie Moran, 2. Jim Yoder, 3. Dan Stone, 4. Mason Zeigler, 5. Aaron Ridley, 6. Donald Beyers, 7. Jimmy Mars, 8. Charlie Sandercock, 9. Tim McCreadie (DNS) Tim Fuller

Heat No. 3 (8 laps – Top 3 Transfer): 1. Morgan Bagley, 2. Don O’Neal, 3. Billy Moyer, 4. Billy Ogle Jr., 5. Stacy Boles, 6. Michael Norris, 7. Brian Shirley, 8. Freddie Carpenter, 9. Pat Doar, 10. Jimmy Owens

Heat No. 4 (8 laps – Top 3 Transfer): 1. Billy Decker, 2. Jonathan Davenport, 3. Lance Matthees, 4. J.R. Hotovy, 5. Brandon Sheppard, 6. Tyler Bruening, 7. Todd Frank, 8. Eric Jacobsen, 9. Steve Isenberg (DNS) Hunter Peacock


Heat No. 5 (8 laps – Top 3 Transfer): 1. Clint Smith, 2. Austin Hubbard, 3. Brady Smith, 4. Rick Eckert, 5. Frankie Heckenast Jr., 6. Tim Lance, 7. Jill George, 8. Jared Hawkins (DNS) Jack Sullivan, John Lobb


Heat No. 6 (8 laps – Top 3 Transfer): 1. Dennis Franklin, 2. Jason Feger, 3. Bobby Pierce, 4. Dillon Wood, 5. Gregg Satterlee, 6. Jason McBride, 7. Duane Harbaugh, 8. Phil Ausra, 9. Jared Landers (DNS) Terry Casey


B-Main No. 1 (8 laps – Top 2 Transfer): 1. Mason Zeigler, 2. John Blankenship, 3. Greg Johnson, 4. Charlie Sandercock, 5. Donald Beyers, 6. Mike Hammerle, 7. Don Gordon, 8. Billy Moyer Jr. (DNS) Aaron Ridley, Chub Frank, Eric Wells, Jimmy Mars, Tim Fuller, Tim McCreadie, Kent Robinson


B-Main No. 2 (8 laps – Top 2 Transfer): 1. Billy Ogle Jr., 2. Michael Norris, 3. Freddie Carpenter, 4. Tyler Bruening, 5. Brandon Sheppard, 6. Todd Frank, 7. J.R. Hotovy (DNS) Stacy Boles, Brian Shirley, Eric Jacobsen, Pat Doar, Steve Isenberg, Jimmy Owens, Hunter Peacock


B-Main No. 3 (8 laps – Top 2 Transfer): 1. Rick Eckert, 2. Frankie Heckenast Jr., 3. Tim Lance, 4. Gregg Satterlee, 5. Jason McBride, 6. Jill George, 7. Phil Ausra, 8. Duane Harbaugh, 9. Dillon Wood (DNS) Jared Hawkins, Jack Sullivan, Jared Landers, John Lobb, Terry Casey

 

 

 

 

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Erb Overtakes Frank For World of Outlaws Late Model Series Victory At Volusia Speedway Park




Illinois Driver Wins For First Time During UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit



BARBERVILLE, FL – Feb. 23, 2012 – Dennis Erb Jr. of Carpentersville, Ill., tamed a demanding track to capture Thursday night’s 50-lap World of Outlaws Late Model Series A-Main at Volusia Speedway Park.

The 39-year-old DIRTcar UMP veteran overtook WoO LMS standout Chub Frank of Bear Lake, Pa., for the lead on lap 28 and never looked back in the national tour’s first event of the 41st annual UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit Racing Equipment. He pocketed $10,000 for his first-ever triumph at the half-mile oval outside Daytona Beach.

It was Erb’s third career win on the WoO LMS. Both of his previous victories came in a one-week span of May 2007.

“This is a big win for us,” said Erb, a longtime owner/operator who campaigns a Team Zero by Bloomquist car with a Vic Hill engine under the hood. “The car’s been working real good the last couple nights and to get here in Victory Lane at Volusia for the first time really makes me excited.”

Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, Tenn., who swept last year’s pair of WoO LMS A-Mains run during the UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit, passed Frank on lap 48 and went on to finish second. He crossed the finish line 1.935 seconds behind Erb.

Frank, who raced off the outside pole starting spot to lead laps 1-27, settled for a third-place finish in his Rocket machine. Steve Francis of Ashland, Ky., started and finished fourth in the Barry Wright house car and Jimmy Owens of Newport, Tenn., advanced from the 11th starting spot to place fifth.

Erb, who started from the pole position but was outgunned for the top spot by Frank at the race’s initial green flag, chased the 50-year-old WoO LMS regular through six caution flags and one red flag before finally making his winning move. He ducked underneath Frank exiting turn two and was in front for good as lap 28 was scored.

“We were just sitting back there trying to get a run on him,” Erb said of Frank. “We were looking for the right time to get by him. We were able to get up underneath him, and then after that I knew it was gonna be pretty tough to beat us because we had a pretty good car.”

Erb, who preceded his victory with finishes of second (Monday) and fifth (Tuesday) in DIRTcar UMP-sanctioned 30-lappers at Volusia, built a straightaway-plus advantage before the field was tightened on lap 47 by the the race’s seventh and final caution flag. Frank was unable to offer a challenge on the restart and ultimately lost second to Bloomquist on lap 48.

“I couldn’t get through (turns) one and two,” said Frank, who is winless on the WoO LMS since Aug. 22, 2009 (a span of 87 races). “I was horrible unless I hit it just right. I was trying to cut across the bottom, but it would just wash out because I was too tight.


“We’re tickled though. I wanna win, but we’ll take a top three at this place for the points.”

Bloomquist, 48, spent most of the distance running in third place. He reached the spot on lap 18 after starting sixth.

“We tightened our car up – and even though it wasn’t much, it was just too much,” said Bloomquist. “I just thought the couple adjustments I made would be alright, but it was just miserable tight.

“Considering that, I’m happy for Dennis to win, and I’m happy to run second.”

With heavy, extremely fast track conditions prevailing after a rainout of Wednesday’s UMP-sanctioned program and several showers through early afternoon on Thursday, the race proved tough on equipment.

The event was just three laps old when a multi-car accident in turn four swept up Jimmy Mars of Menomonie, Wis., Tim Fuller of Watertown, N.Y., Vic Coffey of Caledonia, N.Y., and John Lobb of Frewsburg, N.Y. Fuller and Mars were eliminated from competition.


The A-Main’s most significant incident occurred on lap nine. Mid-pack jostling caused a pileup that saw defending DIRTcar UMP national champion Ryan Unzicker of El Paso, Ill., roll onto his roof. Billy Moyer of Batesville, Ark., Tyler Reddick of Corning, Calif., and Frankie Heckenast Jr. of Orland Park, Ill., were also involved in the tangle.

Unzicker climbed out of his car and gingerly walked to the ambulance for a check-up.

Dale McDowell of Chickamauga, Ga., moved from the 16th starting spot to sixth at the finish in a Team Dillon car. Defending WoO LMS champ Rick Eckert of York, Pa., was seventh after using a provisional to start 25th because a last-lap heat-race tangle with the lapped car driven by St. Charles, Mo.’s Mike Hammerle knocked him from a transfer spot. Josh Richards of Shinnston, W.Va., was eighth, WoO LMS points leader Darrell Lanigan of Union, Ky., finished a quiet ninth and Shane Clanton of Fayetteville, Ga., faded to 10th at the finish after climbing as high as third.

Richards, who started 10th, got as high as third and was still running fifth when he brought out the race’s last caution flag on lap 47. He slowed because he had used all his helmet tear-offs and could barely see through his mud-caked shield. He made a quick pit stop to change a flat right-rear tire, which was cut by a hit he absorbed as he slowed, and exchange his helmet.

Seventy-nine cars were signed in for the event – the biggest dirt Late Model field of the 2012 UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit.

Clanton registered the quickest lap in Ohlins Shocks Time Trials, blazing around the tacky surface in 15.446 seconds. It was his 15th career fast-time honor on the WoO LMS but first since 2010.

Heat winners were Erb, Moyer, Chub Frank, Bloomquist, Francis and Jason Feger of Bloomington, Ill. The B-Mains were captured by John Blankenship of Williamson, W.Va., Dennis ‘Rambo’ Franklin of Gaffney, S.C., and Mars.


Three dirt Late Model events remain on the schedule of the 2012 UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit, beginning with a huge UMP-sanctioned doubleheader on Friday featuring a 30-lap, $7,000-to-win A-Main in the afternoon (start time 12:30 p.m.) and a 40-lap, $10,000 feature at night (7:30 p.m.). A 50-lap WoO LMS A-Main paying $10,000 to win will close out the week’s full-fender action on Saturday evening (Feb. 25).

The Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds will join the dirt Late Models on the card of all three UNOH DIRTcar Nationals programs.


For more information on the WoO LMS, visit www.worldofoutlaws.com

Fans can also follow the WoO LMS on Twitter at Twitter.com/WoOLateModels and Facebook at Facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws .

Results of WoO Late Model Series ‘UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit Racing Equipment’ Night 1 at Volusia Speedway Park (Finishing Position/Start/Driver/Laps Completed/Money Won):

1. (1) Dennis Erb Jr./50 $10,000


2. (6) Scott Bloomquist/50 $5,100


3. (2) Chub Frank/50 $3,550


4. (4) Steve Francis/50 $2,600


5. (11) Jimmy Owens/50 $2,000


6. (16) Dale McDowell/50 $1,700


7. (25) Rick Eckert/50 $2,050


8. (10) Josh Richards/50 $1,950


9. (13) Darrell Lanigan/50 $1,850


10. (7) Shane Clanton/50 $1,650


11. (19) John Blankenship/50 $1,050


12. (27) Clint Smith/49 $850


13. (17) Mike Marlar/49 $1,450


14. (18) Frankie Heckenast Jr./49 $900


15. (15) Bub McCool/49 $850


16. (26) Vic Coffey/45 $1,350


17. (3) Jason Feger/31 $770


18. (14) Tim McCreadie/ $1,400


19. (22) Earl Pearson Jr./23 $730


20. (9) Steve Isenberg/17 $700


21. (12) Don O’Neal/16 $700


22. (29) Pat Doar/16 $550


23. (30) John Lobb/15 $0


24. (20) Dennis Franklin/13 $700


25. (5) Billy Moyer/8 $800


26. (8) Ryan Unzicker/8 $700


27. (24) Tyler Reddick/8 $700


28. (21) Jimmy Mars/2 $700


29. (28) Tim Fuller/2 $550


30. (23) Brady Smith/0 $700


* Earnings include Winners Circle program and cash contingency award bonuses


Margin of Victory: 1.935 Secs.


Yellow Flags: 7 (Laps 3, 5, 5, 13, 16, 24, 47); 1 Red Flag (Lap 9)


Lap Leaders: Frank (1-27; Erb 28-50)


Provisional Starters: Eckert, Coffey (WoO); C. Smith, Fuller, Doar, Lobb (WoO emergency)


Rookie of the Race: McCool


WoO LMS ‘Bonus Bucks’ Winner: Marlar ($500)



Ohlins Shocks Time Trial Results (Position/No./Driver/Hometown/Best Lap):



1. 25-Shane Clanton/Fayetteville, GA 15.446


2. 21-Billy Moyer/Batesville, AR 15.447


3. 1*-Chub Frank/Bear Lake, PA 15.555


4. 1-Josh Richards/Shinnston, WV 15.588


5. 15-Steve Francis/Ashland, KY 15.603


6. 99Jr-Frankie Heckenast Jr./Orland Park, IL 15.638


7. 28e-Dennis Erb Jr./Carpentersville, IL 15.651


8. 13-J.R. Hotovy/Covert, MI 15.678


9. 9i-Steve Isenberg/Marshfield, WI 15.680


10. 0-Scott Bloomquist/Mooresburg, TN 15.752


11. 22-Gregg Satterlee/Rochester Mills, PA 15.752


12. 25F-Jason Feger/Bloomington, IL 15.753


13. 29-Darrell Lanigan/Union, KY 15.785


14. 39-Tim McCreadie/Watertown, NY 15.797


15. 57J-Bub McCool/Vicksburg, MS 15.809


16. 24-Rick Eckert/York, PA 15.820


17. 91-Billy Decker/Unadilla, NY 15.854


18. 11R-Tyler Reddick/Corning, CA 15.861


19. 15d-Jonathan Davenport/Blairsville, GA 15.865


20. 24U-Ryan Unzicker/El Paso, IL 15.868


21. 2-Brady Smith/Solon Springs, WI 15.872


22. 17M-Dale McDowell/Chickamauga, GA 15.885


23. 20-Jimmy Owens/Newport, TN 15.888


24. 16R-Aaron Ridley/Chatsworth, GA 15.896


25. 23-John Blankenship/Williamson, WV 15.897


26. 14M-Morgan Bagley/Longview, TX 15.902


27. 12-Hunter Peacock/Macon, GA 15.910


28. 18b-Shannon Babb/Moweaqua, IL 15.914


29. 5b-Mike Marlar/Winfield, TN 15.918


30. 1d-Don O’Neal/Martinsville, IN 15.943


31. 5L-Jared Landers/Batesville, AR 15.957


32. 7R-Kent Robinson/Bloomington, IN 15.959


33. 1W-Dillon Wood/DaytonaBeach, FL 15.971


34. 3s-Brian Shirley/Chatham, IL 15.990


35. 11-Pat Doar/New Richmond, WI 15.999


36. 18W-Eric Wells/Hazard, KY 16.018


37. 44P-Earl Pearson Jr./Jacksonville, FL 16.030


38. 77-Jason McBride/Carbondale, IL 16.038


39. b5-Brandon Sheppard/New Berlin, IL 16.059


40. 37c-Dennis Franklin/Gaffney, SC 16.072


41. 44-Clint Smith/Senoia, GA 16.114


42. 28M-Jimmy Mars/Menomonie, WI 16.131


43. 22G-Jill George/Cedar Falls, IA 16.134


44. 4ds-Chad Hollenbeck/Kingsley, PA 16.135


45. 11H-Austin Hubbard/Seaford, DE 16.147


46. 32P-Bobby Pierce/Oakwood, IL 16.155


47. 42-Terry Casey/New London, WI 16.173


48. 99M-Donnie Moran/Dresden, OH 16.219


49. J4-John Garvin Jr./Sarver, PA 16.222


50. 21d-Dan Stone/Thompson, PA 16.269


51. 21J-Billy Moyer Jr./Batesville, AR 16.286


52. 27Y-Jim Yoder/Selinsgrove, PA 16.290


53. 5J-Eric Jacobson/Seacliff Beach, CA 16.296


54. 201-Billy Ogle Jr./Knoxville, TN 16.318


55. 8-John Lowrey/Bakersfield, CA 16.359


56. 25z-Mason Zeigler/Chalk Hill, PA 16.371


57. 18d-Danny Mitchell/Clarksburg, WV 16.373


58. 32c-Vic Coffey/Caledonia, NY 16.398


59. 90-Lance Matthees/Winona, MN 16.402


60. 49-Greg Johnson/Bedford, IN 16.410


61. 16b-Tyler Bruening/Decorah, IA 16.437


62. 81-Scott James/Bright, IN 16.480


63. 19-Tim Fuller/Watertown, NY 16.488


64. 1s-Jack Sullivan/Greenbrier, AR 16.496


65. c4-Freddie Carpenter/Parkersburg, WV 16.504


66. 72-Michael Norris/Sarver, PA 16.627


67. 15A-Phil Ausra/Dowagiac, MI 16.664


68. 87-Duane Harbaugh/Hedgesville, WV 16.771


69. 71d-Ron Davies/Warren, PA 16.808


70. 28L-John Lobb/Frewsburg, NY 16.820


71. 76-Shelby Miles/Bloomington, IN 16.858


72. 37-Jared Hawkins/Fairmont, WV 16.916


73. 27-Jeff Beyers/Pana, IL 16.978


74. 21F-Todd Frank/Green Bay, WI 16.981


75. 57s-Charlie Sandercock/Belleville, ONT 17.228


76. 16H-Mike Hammerle/St. Charles, MO 17.935


77. 15F-Alan Fink/Brewerton, NY 17.965


78. 54-Chris Nash/Kalamazoo, MI 18.187


79. 81K-Randy Korte/Highland, IL N/T




Heat No. 1 (10 laps – Top 3 Transfer): Erb, Clanton, Lanigan, Davenport, Blankenship, Landers, Pearson, George, Lowery, Garvin, Bruening, J. Beyers, Ausra (DNS) Korte




Heat No. 2 (10 laps – Top 3 Transfer): Moyer, Unzicker, McCreadie, Robinson, Bagley, Hotovy, Stone, McBride, Zeigler, Harbaugh, James, Hollenbeck, T. Frank




Heat No. 3 (10 laps – Top 3 Transfer): C. Frank, Isenberg, McCool, B. Smith, Peacock, Wood, Mitchell, Sheppard, Fuller, Hubbard, Moyer Jr., Sandercock, Davies,




Heat No. 4 (10 laps – Top 3 Transfer): Bloomquist, Richards, McDowell, Franklin, Babb, Yoder, Coffey, Lobb, Eckert, Pierce, Hammerle, Sullivan, Shirley




Heat No. 5 (10 laps – Top 3 Transfer): Francis, Owens, Marlar, Decker, C. Smith, Miles, Satterlee, Doar, Carpenter, Casey, Fink (DNS) Jacobsen, Matthees




Heat No. 6 (10 laps – Top 3 Transfer): Feger, O’Neal, Heckenast, Mars, Reddick, Ridley, Moran, Wells, Hawkins, Johnson, Norris, Nash, Ogle




B-Main No. 1 (12 laps – Top 2 Transfer): Blankenship, Pearson, Robinson, Bagley, Bruening, Hotovy, George, Ausra, McBride, Lowery, Hollenbeck, Davenport, Landers, J. Beyers (DNS) Stone, Zeigler, Garvin, Harbaugh, James, T. Frank, Korte




B-Main No. 2 (12 laps – Top 2 Transfer): Franklin, B. Smith, Fuller, Sullivan, Yoder, Coffey, Sheppard, Sandercock, Lobb, Moyer Jr., Peacock, Hammerle, Pierce, Eckert, Babb (DNS) Wood, Mitchell, Hubbard, Davies, Shirley




B-Main No. 3 (12 laps – Top 2 Transfer): Mars, Reddick, Decker, C. Smith, Moran, Wells, Hawkins, Miles, Doar, Ridley, Carpenter, Johnson, Ogle, Norris, Matthees, Satterlee (DNS) Casey, Fink, Jacobsen, Nash




2012 World of Outlaws Late Model Series Point Standings as of Feb. 23 – 5 A-Mains completed (rank/driver/points/deficit to leader):




1. Darrell Lanigan 722


2. Josh Richards 718 (-4)


3. Rick Eckert 688 (-34)


4. Shane Clanton 678 (-44)


5. Chub Frank 666 (-56)


6. Bub McCool 646 (-76)


7. Vic Coffey 624 (-98)


8. Mike Marlar 620 (-102)


9. Clint Smith 610 (-112)


10. Tim McCreadie 598 (-124)


11. Pat Doar 594 (-128)


12. Brandon Sheppard 568 (-154)


13. Jared Hawkins 564 (-158)


14. John Lobb 546 (-176)


15. Kent Robinson 542 (-180)


16. Ron Davies 530 (-192)


17. Tim Fuller 528 (-194)


18. Jason Feger 510 (-212)


19. Billy Moyer 506 (-216)


20. Gregg Satterlee 504 (-218)




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NAPA Auto Parts Becomes Title Sponsor of Super DIRT Week

41st running of DIRTcar Racing’s premier event continues to grow

CONCORD, N.C. - Feb. 23, 2012 - DIRTcar Racing is pleased to announce NAPA Auto Parts will be title sponsor of Super DIRT Week XLI in October.

NAPA Auto Parts has more than 6,100 stores nationwide, with over 100 stores surrounding the Central New York territory, the home to NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week centered at the New York State Fairgrounds, Oct. 3-7, in Syracuse.

"NAPA Auto Parts is proud to be the Title Sponsor of Super Dirt Week XLI," said NAPA Syracuse GM Ed Glowacki. "This provides NAPA Auto Parts with a great opportunity to partner with one of the most well known events in the entire state of New York and get the NAPA brand in front of our target audience. We believe that NAPA Auto Parts' involvement will make Super DIRT Week XLI the biggest event yet!"

In addition to the events at the New York State Fairgrounds, NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week also includes races throughout the region, including DIRTcar Modified, World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series and World of Outlaws Late Model Series events.

"Super DIRT Week has been the marquee annual Modified event for more than 40 years, and we're looking forward to NAPA's involvement to make this year's event the biggest one of all," said World Racing Group CMO Ben Geisler. "We believe NAPA Auto Parts' involvement will enhance the event for the thousands of fans who make NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week so big."

NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week XLI features four premier divisions of DIRTcar Racing in spectacular action on the 1-mile New York State Fairgrounds oval. It kicks off on Wednesday, Oct. 3, and runs through Sunday, Oct. 7. In addition, DIRTcar and World of Outlaws events at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park in Elbridge, N.Y., (Oct. 4 and Oct. 6) expand the Super DIRT Week experience.

For news and information about Super DIRT Week XLI - including schedules, entry forms and tickets - click SuperDIRTWeekOnline.com, or call DIRTcar Racing's Northeast office at 315-834-6606.

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Rain Creates Huge Big-Block, Dirt Late Model Doubleheader Friday at UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit Racing Equipment

 

Super DIRTcar Series, World of Outlaws Late Models return to Volusia Speedway Park Thursday for regularly scheduled program before massive Friday event

 

BARBERVILLE, Fla. - Feb. 22, 2012 - A heavy downpour rolling through Central Florida has forced Volusia Speedway Park officials to postpone Wednesday night's racing program to Friday afternoon, creating a huge doubleheader with Friday's regularly scheduled event.

On Friday, the first of two complete shows for the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds and DIRTcar Late Models will begin with the pits opening at 10 a.m., grandstands at 11 a.m. and on-track action at 12:30 p.m. Following the completion of the make-up event, the regularly scheduled program will run Friday night with grandstands opening at 5 p.m. and racing at 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday night's tickets will be good for Friday afternoon's event.

Thursday's event remains as scheduled, with grandstands opening at 5 p.m., hot laps at 6 p.m. and racing at 7:30 p.m. for the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds and the World of Outlaws Late Model Series.

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Dillon Double: Ty Wins Title, Austin Wins Finale at UNOH DIRTcar Nationals by Summit

 

Wisconsin's Mike Wedelstadt, West Virginia's Tyler Carpenter Pick Up Triple 20 wins

 

BARBERVILLE, Fla. - Feb. 21, 2012 - A lot of racing families dream of the success the Dillon family experienced Tuesday night at Volusia Speedway Park as Austin Dillon raced to a Triple 20 feature victory and younger brother Ty claimed the overall UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit Racing Equipment DIRTcar UMP Modified points championship.

"It feels great," said Ty Dillon, the 19-year-old grandson of Richard Childress. "Me and Austin and Team Dillon Racing have been coming down here for quite a few years in our young racing career. We fought so hard. We've won a couple of races. This year it finally paid off. Me and Austin got a win and we finally got the Gator championship."

Ty, last year's "Gator Championship" race winner, earned his first overall UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit points title on the strength of seven top-10 finishes - four of which saw him finish inside the top three. Ty Dillon's victory came during the Friday makeup race, which was held Sunday afternoon during the first week of competition.

"It's tough," he said. "There are some awesome racers out here and the level of competition gets harder and harder every year we come back. We didn't run as good as we wanted to at the beginning of the week, but we worked hard, we didn't have any DNFs and we finished out races. Our worst finish (in seven events) was seventh. We were solid every night."

Older Brother Austin started the final event a row in front of his brother and made quick work of Kyle Bronson and Dave Hess Jr. of Waterford, Penn. Dillon broke into the top three on the fifth lap of the main event and reeled in leader Devin Gilpin of Columbus, Ind., making the winning pass just before the midpoint. Ty worked past Kyle Bronson of Brandon, Fla., on lap 18 and then swept past Gilpin on the final lap to earn runner-up honors. Gilpin finished third, Bronson crossed the line fourth and NASCAR veteran Kenny Schrader rounded out the top five.

"It was cool because it was the top 20 in points in that race," said Austin Dillon, the 2011 NASCAR Truck Series champion. "That was the toughest competition out here. Starting eighth it makes it even better. We were really able to drive up through there and was able to move around. We gained constantly all week on the car and how it drove. Tonight it really showed. I think going into next year we got something to go after these guys with."

Mike Wedelstadt of Fremont, Wis., started ninth and overtook Garrett Stewart of Leesburg, Fla., on lap 11 of the second DIRTcar UMP Modified Triple 20. Wedelstadt led the remaining laps to earn his first UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit feature event win. Stewart finished second after getting the early jump on Collin Thirlby of Traverse City, Mich. Kody Weisner of Muskegon, Mich., finished third. Richard Michael Jr., of Ischau, N.Y., rallied from eighth to finish fourth and Tony Anderson of Lima, Ohio, rounded out the top five.

Tyler Carpenter of Parkersburg, W.V., got his first ever DIRTcar UMP Modified feature win, claiming the first Triple 20 feature event of the evening. Carpenter, who just started his DIRTcar UMP Modified career this week at Volusia Speedway Park, passed Matt Goulden of Springfield, Ill., on a lap-three restart. He maintained a comfortable cushion over the remaining 17 circuits en route to victory. Wayne Hammond of Riverview, Fla., drove from seventh to second in 20 laps. UNOH driver Chris Puskas rallied from the sixth starting spot to finish third. Goulden held on to finish fourth ahead of Peeples, Ohio, driver Dave Jamison.

There were 42 DIRTcar UMP Modifieds on hand for the final night of competition. A total of 97 DIRTcar UMP Modified earned points toward the overall UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit UMP Modified Championship.

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Triple 20 #1 Finish (20 Laps) - 1. 8C - Tyler Carpenter; 2. 66H - Wayne Hammond; 3. '01 - Chris Puskas; 4. 41G - Matt Goulden; 5. d4 - Dave Jamison; 6. 1F - Travis Fleshman; 7. 66 - Dale Murray; 8. 10 - Scott Mooers; 9. 11P - Charlie Phillips; 10. d48 - Derek Groomer; 11. 15R - Rich Robinson Jr; 12. 6b - Dave Baldwin; DNS 77g - Gavin Landers; DNS 81 - Lawrence Sprague.

Triple 20 #2 Finish (20 Laps) - 1. 77 - Mike Wedelstadt; 2. 67 - Garrett Stewart; 3. '00 - Kody Weisner; 4. 17X - Richard Michael Jr; 5. 22T - Tony Anderson; 6. '05 - Dave Wietholder; 7. 15b - Dave Baker; 8. 26 - Bob Gierke; 9. 16 - Travis Dickson; 10. 92 - Joel Watson; 11. 35 - David Stremme; 12. 2 - Josh Ulrich; 13. 47 - Collin Thirlby; 14. 11 - Richie Tosh.

Triple 20 #3 Finish (20 Laps) - 1. 3 - Austin Dillon; 2. 41 - Ty Dillon; 3. 1G - Devin Gilpin; 4. 40b - Kyle Bronson; 5. 9 - Kenny Schrader; 6. 36 - Kenny Wallace; 7. 90 - Jason Beaulieu; 8. 44 - Dave Hess Jr; 9. 7b - Jeff Babcock; 10. 18M - David McWilliams; 11. '0 - Mark Dickson; 12. 115 - Brandon Smith; 13. 18C - Matt Cooper; 14. 65 - Todd Sherman.

University of Northwestern Ohio DIRTcar Nationals presented by Summit Racing Equipment

DIRTcar UMP Modified Point Standings - Top 5

POS.

CAR

DRIVER

TOTAL

DIFF

1

41

Ty Dillon

461


 

2

3

Austin Dillon

436

-25

3

36

Kenny Wallace

434

-27

4

9

Kenny Schrader

395

-66

5

40

Kyle Bronson

371

-90


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Moyer Controls Second UMP Late Model A-Main Of 41st UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit Racing Equipment



BARBERVILLE, FL – Feb. 21, 2012 – Billy Moyer of Batesville, Ark., resumed his winning ways at Volusia Speedway Park on Tuesday night, rolling to victory in the second 30-lap DIRTcar UMP Late Model feature of the 41st UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit Racing Equipment.



The 54-year-old dirt Late Model legend controlled the short sprint, leading the entire distance after starting from the outside pole position. He outgunned polesitter Steve Francis of Ashland, Ky., for the top spot and never looked back.

Moyer earned $7,000 for his eighth victory since 1998 at Volusia – more than any other driver has registered at the half-mile oval over that span.

“We’ve been here a few times,” said Moyer, “so it makes us feel good to be able to get one more.”

Moyer turned back threats from Francis and Darrell Lanigan of Union, Ky., to put his Victory Circle car in the post-race spotlight. He has four more opportunities – DIRTcar UMP events on Feb. 22 and 24 and World of Outlaws Late Model Series programs on Feb. 23 and 25 – to win multiple A-Mains during the UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit for the fourth time in the last eight years.

Lanigan, 41, chased Moyer throughout the race’s second half but couldn’t muster the necessary speed to make a serious bid, leaving his Rocket mount second at the finish. The WoO LMS regular was 0.369 of a second behind Moyer when the checkered flag flew.

The 44-year-old Francis, who won the UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit UMP Late Model opener the previous night, settled for third place in the Barry Wright house car. He ran second behind Moyer until being overtaken by Lanigan on a lap-18 restart.

Rick Eckert of York, Pa., who started third but slipped to fifth at the initial green flag, slid by Shannon Babb of Moweaqua, Ill., for fourth on the lap-18 restart and stayed there to the finish in his Team Zero by Bloomquist car. Dennis Erb Jr. of Carpentersville, Ill., started and finished fifth, also in a Bloomquist chassis.

The feature’s aborted start proved to be key to Moyer’s triumph. After a tangle in turn-two involving Billy Decker of Unadilla, N.Y., Don O’Neal of Martinsville, Ind., and Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, Tenn., wiped out the original green flag, Moyer turned the tables on Francis with a strong high-side charge into the catbird’s seat.

“He got me on the first start and I got him on the second start,” Moyer said of Francis. “The first start my car didn’t take off very well. I was able to get him back on the outside because the track’s so fast out there.”

Jimmy Mars of Menomonie, Wis., finished sixth, advancing 11 positions from the 17th starting position. Babb faded to seventh after starting fourth; Tim McCreadie of Watertown, N.Y., made a steady march forward from 16th to place eighth; Jonathan Davenport of Blairsville, Ga., was ninth; and Frankie Heckenast Jr. of Orland Park, Ill., hustled from the 21st starting spot to complete the top 10.

Three caution flags slowed the event. The only crash occurred on the opening circuit, when mid-pack jostling sent Bloomquist spinning on the inside of turn two and Decker and O’Neal crashing into the outside wall. Later, Brian Shirley of Chatham, Ill., stopped in turn two on lap 18 and Jared Landers of Batesville, Ark., stopped on the backstretch with a steaming engine on lap 27.

Seventy-five cars were signed in for the second consecutive night. Group qualifying was utilized to set the starting lineups for six heat races.

Erb recorded the fastest overall qualifying lap at 15.644 seconds, Other group fast-timers were Bloomquist (16.438), O’Neal (16.343), Lanigan (16.284), McCreadie (15.816) and Francis (15.646).

Heat winners were Eckert, Moyer, Lanigan, Babb, Erb and Francis. The B-Mains were captured by Shirley, Heckenast and Chub Frank of Bear Lake, Pa., and Scott James of Bright, Ind., topped the 12-lap ‘Bulrush Dash’ for non-qualifiers.

Qualifying was marred by a wild crash involving young DIRTcar Big-Block Modified driver Larry Wight of Phoenix, N.Y., whose Gypsum Express Late Model barrel-rolled several times along the outside wall in turn one. His car landed with its front end on the guardail.


Wight emerged from his heavily-damaged machine without injury – and a short time later was in his DIRTcar Big-Block Modified for the division’s Tuesday-night practice sessions.


Said Wight: “I went in, mud was flying in my face, the nose bottomed out – and away I went.”


The DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit continues on Wednesday night (Feb. 22) with another UMP Late Model program topped by a 30-lap A-Main. The Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds will also be on the schedule, making their UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit debut with a 30-lap feature paying $2,000 to win.

Race time is 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

For more information on the DIRTcar Nationals by UNOH, log on to www.DIRTcarNationals.com.

 
DIRTcar UMP Late Model 30-Lap A-Main Finish (Finish Pos./Start Pos./Driver):




1. (2) Billy Moyer


2. (6) Darrell Lanigan


3. (1) Steve Francis


4. (3) Rick Eckert


5. (5) Dennis Erb Jr.


6. (17) Jimmy Mars


7. (4) Shannon Babb


8. (16) Tim McCreadie


9. (8) Jonathan Davenport


10. (21) Frankie Heckenast Jr.


11. (11) Eric Wells


12. (22) Tyler Reddick


13. (15) John Blankenship


14. (10) Morgan Bagley


15. (23) Chub Frank


16. (12) Jared Landers


17. (18) Jimmy Owens


18. (7) Mason Zeigler


19. (19) Brian Shirley


20. (9) Billy Moyer Jr.


21. (24) Jason Feger


22. (25) Brandon Sheppard


23. (13) Scott Bloomquist


24. (14) Don O’Neal


25. (20) Billy Decker




Heat No. 1 (8 laps – Top 3 Transfer): 1. Rick Eckert, 2. Mason Zeigler, 3. Scott Bloomquist, 4. Billy Decker, 5. Josh Richards, 6. Justin Rattliff, 7. Duke Whiseant, 8. Billy Ogle Jr., 9. John Lowery, 10. Jeff Beyers, 11. Randy Korte, 12. Larry Wight, 13. Danny Mitchell

Heat No. 2 (8 laps – Top 3 Transfer): 1. Billy Moyer, 2. Jonathan Davenport, 3. Don O’Neal, 4. Earl Pearson Jr., 5. Brian Shirley, 6. Kent Robinson, 7. Ron Davies, 8. Shelby Miles, 9. Brandon Sheppard, 10. Scott James, 11. Jim Fletcher, 12. Jason McBride, 13. Duane Harbaugh

Heat No. 3 (8 laps – Top 3 Transfer): 1. Darrell Lanigan, 2. Billy Moyer Jr., 3. John Blankenship, 4. Donnie Moran, 5. Bobby Pierce, 6. Jim Yoder, 7. Tyler Reddick, 8. Steve Isenberg, 9. Freddie Carpenter, 10. Michael Norris, 11. Donald Beyers, 12. Chris Nash, 13. Tim Lance


Heat No. 4 (8 laps – Top 3 Transfer): 1. Shannon Babb, 2. Morgan Bagley, 3. Tim McCreadie, 4. Frankie Heckenast Jr., 5. Vic Coffey, 6. Dillon Wood, 7. Brady Smith, 8. Greg Johnson, 9. John Lobb, 10. Dan Stone, 11. Tyler Bruening, 12. Mike Hammerle

. 3 (10 laps – Top 2 Transfer): 1. Chub Frank, 2. Jason Feger, 3. Gregg Satterlee, 4. Ryan Unzicker, 5. Jack Sullivan, 6. J.R. Hotovy, 7. Chad Hollenbeck, 8. John Garvin Jr., 9. Eric Jacobsen, 10. Todd Frank, 11. Aric Almirola, 12. Phil Ausra, 13. Terry Casey, 14. Mike Marlar, 15. Lance Matthees (DNS) Pat Doar, Charlie Sandercock, Don Gordon


 

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GATOR-MADE! Nick Hoffman Vaults to Gator Championship Victory

 

Mooresville, N.C., driver surges from seventh, leads final nine laps for $5,000 prize and Gator Trophy


BARBERVILLE, Fla. - Feb. 20, 2012 - Nick Hoffman made all the right moves on Monday night earning his first Gator Championship race win as part of the UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit Racing Equipment.

"This is over the top; this is number one by far," Hoffman said. "I've won a lot of $1,000-to-win shows, but to win against this kind of competition level, $5,000 and that nice trophy...nothing compares."

Hoffman, who was born in the Midwest and transplanted himself into the middle of NASCAR country in Mooresville, N.C., passed the best in the business en route to his win.

"I kind of got the luck of the draw," he said. "I got to start seventh. Most people wouldn't think that was lucky, but I knew if I was going to win this thing I had to be on the bottom. Everybody tried the top at the right time and they just kept falling back. I just stayed on the bottom, never tried the top, and it worked out for me."

 

Hoffman broke into the top three on lap 14 for the first time in a duel with Paul Miles and Kenny Wallace, and secured it for good three laps later.

"The bottom had just enough traction where you could roll right through the bottom, but some guys were able to keep their momentum through the middle and some guys were banging the cushion," Hoffman said. "I just stayed with the bottom because that's where I knew I needed to be."

Hoffman disposed of Austin Dillon on lap 18 and would go on to inherit the lead after race-long leader Chad Kinder spun in turn one.

"Everybody raced me clean," Hoffman said. "Austin was all over me. It's so tough to race against all this competition. Kinder was leading it and he ended up spinning out. That was my lucky break."

Hoffman led the final nine circuits to earn his richest DIRTcar UMP Modified triumph, claiming the newly created Gator Championship trophy - a three-foot bronze gator.

"I saw it at the beginning of the week," he said. "I was like, 'Man, I got to have that thing. That's what I want.' The money doesn't mean anything to me. It's going to go back in the racing program, but the trophy will stay with us forever."

Dillon, the defending NASCAR Truck Series Champion finished second, his third such effort throughout Gator Championship competition. Kenny Schrader of Concord, N.C., finished third after running second for a majority of the event. He was ambushed by Hoffman and Dillon just after the midpoint of the event.

Miles finished fourth after being part of a spectacular back-and-forth battle with previous night winner Kenny Wallace. Ty Dillon, the younger of the two Dillon brothers, rallied from a 10th-place redraw position to round out the top five.

Tyler Carpenter of Parkersburg, W.V., David McWilliams of Verona, Ky., Travis Dickson of Gallipolis, Ohio, and Joel Watson of Conneaut, Ohio, each won a B-Main race. McWilliams placed 19th in the main event, advancing the most positions of any B-Main transfer.

There were 42 DIRTcar UMP Modifieds on hand for the seventh of eight nights of competition. A total of 97 DIRTcar UMP Modified have earned points toward the overall UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit UMP Modified Championship. Tomorrow night's racing program will featuring main events only and crown the overall DIRTcar UMP Modified Champion for the UNOH DIRTcar Nationals by Summit.

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Gator Championship (30 Laps) - 1. 2H - Nick Hoffman; 2. 3 - Austin Dillon; 3. 9 - Kenny Schrader; 4. 28 - Paul Miles; 5. 41 - Ty Dillon; 6. 25 - Tyler Nicely; 7. 44 - Dave Hess Jr; 8. 36 - Kenny Wallace; 9. 18L - Michael Long; 10. 90 - Jason Beaulieu; 11. 35 - Steve Arpin; 12. 40b - Kyle Bronson; 13. 1s - Brian Shaw; 14. 22s - Chad Kinder; 15. 40L - Jared Landers; 16. 17X - Richie Michael; 17. 66H - Mike Harrison; 18. '0J - Bryce Jewell; 19. 18M - David McWilliams; 20. 33 - Jeff Matthews; 21. 115 - Brandon Smith; 22. 64C - Gary Cook Jr; 23. 65 - Todd Sherman; 24. 92 - Joel Watson; 25. 15b - Dave Baker; 26. 2d - Devin Dixon; 27. 16 - Travis Dickson; 28. 8C - Tyler Carpenter; 29. 3L - Jeff Leka; 30. 1G - Devin Gilpin; 31. 18C - Matt Cooper; 32. 10b - Brian Barber.

B-Main 1: - 1. 8C - Tyler Carpenter; 2. 115 - Brandon Smith; 3. 67 - Garrett Stewart; 4. 47 - Collin Thirlby; 5. 15R - Rich Robinson Jr; 6. 77g - Gavin Landers; 7. 66 - Dale Murray; 8. 13T - Jim Thorpe; 9. 33 - Jeff Matthews; 10. 10Y - Trent Young; 11. 17 - Heath Weston.


B-Main 2: - 1. 18M - David McWilliams; 2. 15b - Dave Baker; 3. 11 - Richie Tosh; 4. '08 - Jake Griffin; 5. d48 - Derek Groomer; 6. 66H - Mike Harrison; 7. '05 - Dave Wietholder; 8. 11P - Charlie Phillips; 9. 75 - Bart Hartman; 10. 22T - Tony Anderson; 11. d4 - Dave Jamison.

 

B-Main 3: - 1. 16 - Travis Dickson; 2. 65 - Todd Sherman; 3. 77L - Dalton Lanich; 4. 7b - Jeff Babcock; 5. 77 - Mike Wedelstadt; 6. 2 - Josh Ulrich; 7. 24 - Brad Waits; 8. '01 - Chris Puskas; 9. 12G - Jason Gross; 10. 4-Oct - Wade Wiseman.

B-main 4: - 1. 92 - Joel Watson; 2. 3L - Jeff Leka; 3. 64C - Gary Cook Jr; 4. 18C - Matt Cooper; 5. '0 - Mark Dickson; 6. 26 - Bob Gierke; 7. 1F - Travis Fleshman; 8. 41G - Matt Goulden; 9. '00 - Kody Weisner; 10. 8 - Levi Kissinger.

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Francis Overpowers Eckert For Checkered Flag On Opening Night Of UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit Late Model Action



BARBERVILLE, FL – Feb. 20, 2012 – Steve Francis of Ashland, Ky., began the Late Model portion of the 41st UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit Racing Equipment with a vintage performance, overpowering longtime rival Rick Eckert of York, Pa., with a late-race pass to capture Monday night’s 30-lap DIRTcar UMP-sanctioned feature at Volusia Speedway Park.
 

The 44-year-old standout snapped a three-year victory drought at the half-mile oval – and continued his rebound from a rare winless 2011 season – in impressive fashion. He advanced from the seventh starting spot to grab the lead from Eckert on lap 25 with a do-or-die charge around the outside of the D-shaped track.

Francis earned $7,000 for the triumph, which came by 0.575 of a second over Dennis Erb Jr. of Carpentersville, Ill. Erb, who started fourth and ran in the top five throughout the distance, slipped by Eckert exiting turn four on the final lap to grab the runner-up paycheck.

Eckert settled for a third-place finish after racing off the outside pole starting spot to lead laps 1-24. Eighth-starter Billy Moyer of Batesville, Ark., who won the DIRTcar UMP-sanctioned opener of last year’s UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit, placed fourth and 15th-starter Jimmy Mars of Menomonie, Wis., was fifth.

Francis, who steered his Barry Wright Race Cars house car into second place with a lap-21 pass of Erb, took advantage of a restart on lap 23 to make his decisive move. He tossed his machine to the top of the racetrack in turns one and two when the green flag flew and carried the momentum past Eckert’s Team Zero by Bloomquist mount on lap 25.

“The cushion was all the way out there in the parking lot someplace off two, so (on the restart) all we had to do was run wide-open into (turn) one and all the way across the corners and then pedal all the way down the backstraightaway,” said Francis, whose last victory at Volusia came in a World of Outlaws Late Model Series event on Feb. 14, 2009. “I could see Rick drive back up and under me, so then I had to do the same thing in three and four – run wide-open around the top and pedal all the way down the frontstraightaway. After a lap I was able to get ahead of him.

“The racetrack had two good lanes in it. You just had to be elbows up for the top, or elbows way down for the bottom. You just had to make your mind up which you were going.

“Rick gave me a good line on the outside,” he added. “He didn’t crowd me nowhere – he let me have my line, and I let him have his down there until I felt like I was cleared of him and I could turn back to the bottom. After that I just pedaled down there to make sure we had a good, clean finish.”


Eckert felt that the race’s second and final caution flag, on lap 23, contributed to his demise. It was a lengthy caution period due to the removal of the car driven by Larry Wight of Phoenix, N.Y., who also brought out the race’s first caution two laps earlier.


“We ran so many laps around there until they got the truck hooked up to (Wight’s) car, the moisture bled back enough that the whole racetrack was good again,” said Eckert, who owns seven career wins at Volusia but none since 2006. “Them guys in second and third (Francis and Erb) had to make a move and they did, and it worked for ‘em. I would’ve done the same thing if I was in their position.”

“There was no use following me with the whole racetrack being good. I was sort of a sitting duck after getting the lead that early.”

Darrell Lanigan of Union, Ky., finished sixth after surviving a lap-eight slap of the turn-two wall while battling for position with Frankie Heckenast Jr. of Orland Park, Ill. Local talent Dillon White of Daytona Beach, Fla., placed seventh; Josh Richards of Shinnston, W.Va., tumbled from a pole position start to eighth at the checkered flag; Tim McCreadie of Watertown, N.Y., hustled forward from the 21st starting spot to finish ninth; and Jonathan Davenport of Blairsville, Ga., rounded out the top 10 in NASCAR star Clint Bowyer’s car.

With a massive 75-car field signed in for action, group qualifying was utilized to set the starting lineups for six heat races in the first of four DIRTcar UMP Late Model programs during the UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit.


Moyer registered the fastest overall qualifying lap at 15.141 seconds, Other group fast-timers were Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, Tenn. (15.356), Eckert (15.317), Brian Shirley of Chatham, Ill. (15.203), McCreadie (15.345) and Eric Wells of Hazard, Ky. (15.469).


Heat winners were Shane Clanton of Fayetteville, Ga., Heckenast, Eckert, Erb, Davenport and Richards. The B-Mains were captured by Wight, Brady Smith of Solon Springs, Wis., and McCreadie.

Clanton’s evening went downhill after his heat victory. His Kennedy Motorsports team discovered a terminal engine problem, forcing Clanton to start the A-Main from the rear of the field in his soon-to-be father-in-law Ron Davies’s car.


The DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit continues on Tuesday night (Feb. 21) with another UMP Late Model program topped by a 30-lap A-Main. The UMP Modifieds will also compete in triple 25-lap features to close out the division’s week-long meet.


Race time is 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday.


For more information on the DIRTcar Nationals by UNOH, log on to www.DIRTcarNationals.com

DIRTcar UMP Late Model 30-Lap A-Main Finish (Finish Pos./Start Pos./Driver):




1. (7) Steve Francis


2. (4) Dennis Erb Jr.


3. (2) Rick Eckert


4. (8) Billy Moyer


5. (15) Jimmy Mars


6. (14) Darrell Lanigan


7. (10) Dillon Wood


8. (1) Josh Richards


9. (21) Tim McCreadie


10. (6) Jonathan Davenport


11. (5) Jason Feger


12. (3) Frankie Heckenast Jr.


13. (9) J.R. Hotovy


14. (25) Ryan Unzicker


15. (20) Brady Smith


16. (13) Scott Bloomquist


17. (24) Morgan Bagley


18. (16) Brian Shirley


19. (19) Larry Wight


20. (11) Gregg Satterlee


21. (17) Don O’Neal


22. (23) Chub Frank


23. (22) Shannon Babb


24. (12) Shane Clanton


25. (18) Donnie Moran




Heat No. 1 (8 laps – Top 3 Transfer): 1. Shane Clanton, 2. Steve Francis, 3. Scott Bloomquist, 4. Duke Whiseant, 5. Scott James, 6. Brandon Sheppard, 7. John Lowery, 8. Danny Mitchell, 9. Shannon Babb, 10. Phil Ausra, 11. Alan Fink, 12. Donald Beyers, 13. Chuck Julien

Heat No. 2 (8 laps – Top 3 Transfer): 1. Frankie Heckenast Jr., 2. Billy Moyer, 3. Darrell Lanigan, 4. Dan Stone, 5. Larry Wight, 6. Billy Decker, 7. Jared Landers, 8. Mike Marlar, 9. Steve Isenberg, 10. Mason Zeigler, 11. Tyler Carpenter, 12. Don Gordon, 13. John Lobb

Heat No. 3 (8 laps – Top 3 Transfer): 1. Rick Eckert, 2. J.R. Hotovy, 3. Jimmy Mars, 4. Brady Smith, 5. Chub Frank, 6. John Blankenship, 7. Billy Moyer Jr., 8. Greg Johnson, 9. Jason McBride, 10. Kent Robinson, 11. Lance Matthees, 12. Mike Hammerle

Heat No. 4 (8 laps – Top 3 Transfer): 1. Dennis Erb Jr., 2. Dillon Wood, 3. Brian Shirley, 4. Stacy Boles, 5. Eric Jacobsen, 6. John Garvin Jr., 7. Tim Lance, 8. Jim Yoder, 9. Chad Hollenbeck, 10. Michael Norris, 11. Justin Rattliff, 12. Jim Fletcher

Heat No. 5 (8 laps – Top 3 Transfer): 1. Jonathan Davenport, 2. Gregg Satterlee, 3. Don O’Neal, 4. Bobby Pierce, 5. Jack Sullivan, 6. Tim McCreadie, 7. Pat Doar, 8. Morgan Bagley, 9. Duane Harbaugh, 10. Ron Davies, 11. Freddie Carpenter, 12. Todd Frank

Heat No. 6 (8 laps – Top 3 Transfer): 1. Josh Richards, 2. Jason Feger, 3. Donnie Moran, 4. Eric Wells, 5. Tyler Bruening, 6. Ryan Unzicker, 7. Billy Ogle Jr., 8. Shelby Miles, 9. Chris Nash, 10. Charlie Sandercock (DNS) Terry Casey, Clint Smith, Jeff Beyers

B-Main No. 1 (10 laps – Top 2 Transfer): 1. Larry Wight, 2. Shannon Babb, 3. Mike Marlar, 4. Duke Whiseant, 5. Scott James, 6. Billy Decker, 7. John Lowery, 8. Steve Isenberg, 9. Jared Landers, 10. Phil Ausra, 11. Tyler Carpenter, 12. Mason Zeigler, 13. Alan Fink, 14. Donald Beyers, 15. Brandon Sheppard, 16. Danny Mitchell, 17. Don Gordon (DNS) Dan Stone, Chuck Julien, John Lobb

B-Main No. 2 (10 laps – Top 2 Transfer): 1. Brady Smith, 2. Chub Frank, 3. John Blankenship, 4. Greg Johnson, 5. Billy Moyer Jr., 6. Stacy Boles, 7. Jason McBride, 8. Eric Jacobsen, 9. John Garvin Jr., 10. Lance Matthees, 11. Kent Robinson, 12. Jim Yoder, 13. Justin Rattliff, 14. Chad Hollenbeck, 15. Michael Norris, 16. Mike Hammerle, 17. Tim Lance, 18. Jim Fletcher


B-Main No. 3 (10 laps – Top 2 Transfer): 1. Tim McCreadie, 2. Morgan Bagley, 3. Jack Sullivan, 4. Eric Wells, 5. Bobby Pierce, 6. Tyler Bruening, 7. Billy Ogle Jr., 8. Charlie Sandercock, 9. Freddie Carpenter, 10. Jeff Beyers, 11. Pat Doar, 12. Todd Frank, 13. Chris Nash, 14. Ryan Unzicker, 15. Duane Harbaugh (DNS) Shelby Miles, Ron Davies, Terry Casey, Clint Smith

 

 

 

 

 

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HERMIGATOR: Wallace Goes Wire to Wire for Third UNOH DIRTcar Nationals by Summit Win

University of Northwestern Ohio Drivers Sweep Podium in 'Gator Championship' Night 2 Qualifier


BARBERVILLE, Fla. - Feb. 19, 2012 - Kenny Wallace no doubt has his eyes set on the 'Gator Championship' race, locking into the big event's redraw by winning his third UNOH DIRTcar Nationals presented by Summit Racing Equipment feature worth $1,000 on Sunday night.

"I'm humbled and this is really a dream come true for me," said the always excitable Wallace in victory lane. "You should be excited when you win and I am! If you're not excited you shouldn't be out here racing. This is definitely a special Speed weeks for me because we are just rednecks out here living the dream!"

Wallace used his outside front row starting spot to maneuver past Sunday afternoon winner Ty Dillon of Welcome, N.C., in route to his third victory over the first six nights of UNOH DIRTcar Nationals by Summit competition. NASCAR veteran Kenny Schrader of Concord, N.C., found his way around Dillon within the first five laps of the 20-lap main event and held on to finish in the runner up spot.

Dillon finished third after starting on the pole. Michael Long held on to his fourth place starting spot as former UNOH DIRTcar Nationals by Summit champion Dave Hess Jr., of Waterford, Pa., finished fifth.

Those drivers along with Steve Arpin, of Fort Frances, Ontario, Richie Michael of Ischua, N.Y., Devin Dixon of Tampa, Fla., Brian Shaw of Robinson, Ill., and former 'Gator Championship' race winner Jared Landers of Batesville, Ark., all locked into Monday night's 'Gator Championship' race where the winner will be the first to receive the all-new 4-foot Gator trophy along with the $5,000 winner's prize.


There were 38 DIRTcar UMP Modifieds that participated in the 'Gator Championship' qualifying night two.

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A-Main (20 Laps) - 1. 36 - Kenny Wallace; 2. 9 - Kenny Schrader; 3. 41 - Ty Dillon; 4. 18L - Michael Long; 5. 44 - Dave Hess Jr; 6. 35 - Steve Arpin; 7. 17X - Richie Michael; 8. 2 - Devin Dixon; 9. 1s - Brian Shaw; 10. 40L - Jared Landers; 11. 77L - Dalton Lanich; 12. 3L - Jeff Leka; 13. 16 - Travis Dickson; 14. 92 - Joel Watson; 15. 24 - Brad Waits; 16. '0 - Mark Dickson; 17. 7b - Jeff Babcock; 18. 41S - Barry Sheffield; 19. '00 - Kody Weisner; 20. '01 - Chris Puskas; 21. 64 - Gary Cook; 22. Z1 - George Catanzano; 23. 12G - Jason Gross; DNS 8 - Levi Kissinger;

 

Qualifying Group 1: ; 1. 36 - Kenny Wallace; 2. 65 - Todd Sherman; 3. 77 - Mike Wedelstadt; 4. 17X - Richie Michael; 5. 35 - Steve Arpin; 6. 64 - Gary Cook; 7. 12s - Matt Shaddic; 8. 12G - Jason Gross; 9. '0 - Mark Dickson; 10. 11P - Charlie Philips;

 

Qualifying Group 2: ; 1. 3L - Jeff Leka; 2. '01 - Chris Puskas; 3. 18L - Michael Long; 4. Z1 - George Catanzano; 5. '00 - Kody Weisner; 6. 2 - Josh Ulrich; 7. 41G - Matt Goulden; 8. 6b - Dale Baldwin; 9. 24 - Brad Waits; 10. 4-Oct - Wade Wiseman;

 

Qualifying Group 3: ; 1. 2 - Devin Dixon; 2. 44 - Dave Hess Jr; 3. 41 - Ty Dillon; 4. 16 - Travis Dickson; 5. 8 - Levi Kissinger; 6. 7b - Jeff Babcock; 7. 40L - Jared Landers; 8. 18s - Dave Schroeder; 9. 81 - Lawrence Sprague;

 

Qualifying Group 4: ; 1. 1s - Brian Shaw; 2. 77L - Dalton Lanich; 3. 1 - Travis Fleshman; 4. 9 - Kenny Schrader; 5. 18C - Matt Cooper; 6. 41S - Barry Sheffield; 7. 92 - Joel Watson; 8. 145 - Jason Davis; 9. 18 - Jared Allison;

 

Heat 1: ; 1. 36 - Kenny Wallace; 2. 17X - Richie Michael; 3. 35 - Steve Arpin; 4. 64 - Gary Cook; 5. '0 - Mark Dickson; 6. 65 - Todd Sherman; 7. 12G - Jason Gross; 8. 77 - Mike Wedelstadt; 9. 11P - Charlie Philips;

 

Heat 2: ; 1. 18L - Michael Long; 2. Z1 - George Catanzano; 3. '01 - Chris Puskas; 4. 3L - Jeff Leka; 5. '00 - Kody Weisner; 6. 24 - Brad Waits; 7. 6b - Dale Baldwin; 8. 41G - Matt Goulden; 9. 2 - Josh Ulrich; 10. 4-Oct - Wade Wiseman;

 

Heat 3: ; 1. 41 - Ty Dillon; 2. 2 - Devin Dixon; 3. 44 - Dave Hess Jr; 4. 16 - Travis Dickson; 5. 7b - Jeff Babcock; 6. 8 - Levi Kissinger; 7. 18s - Dave Schroeder; 8. 81 - Lawrence Sprague; DNS 40L - Jared Landers;

 

Heat 4: ; 1. 9 - Kenny Schrader; 2. 1s - Brian Shaw; 3. 77L - Dalton Lanich; 4. 41S - Barry Sheffield; 5. 92 - Joel Watson; 6. 18C - Matt Cooper; 7. 18 - Jared Allison; 8. 1 - Travis Fleshman; 9. 145 - Jason Davis;

 

B-Main 1: ; 1. 24 - Brad Waits; 2. 12G - Jason Gross; 3. 65 - Todd Sherman; 4. 77 - Mike Wedelstadt; 5. 41G - Matt Goulden; 6. 2 - Josh Ulrich; 7. 12s - Matt Shaddic; 8. 4-Oct - Wade Wiseman; 9. 6b - Dale Baldwin; 10. 11P - Charlie Philips;

 

B-Main 2: ; 1. 8 - Levi Kissinger; 2. 40L - Jared Landers; 3. 18C - Matt Cooper; 4. 18s - Dave Schroeder; 5. 18 - Jared Allison; 6. 81 - Lawrence Sprague; 7. 1 - Travis Fleshman; DNS 145 - Jason Davis;

 

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Sunday Afternoon Drive: Ty Dillon Captures Delayed Event at Volusia Speedway Park

Defending 'Gator Championship' winner gets first UNOH DIRTcar Nationals by Summit Win

BARBERVILLE, Fla. - Feb. 19, 2012 - Ty Dillon had things sorted out Sunday afternoon driving to his first DIRTcar UMP Modified feature win worth $1,000 at Volusia Speedway Park.

 

Dillon, of Welcome, N.C., started on the pole of the 20-lap main event and showed the same dominance that he displayed last year in the 'Gator Championship' race.


"All the guys at TDR put me in a rocket ship today and I can't thank them enough," Dillon said in victory lane. "We're really having a blast down here!"

Bryan Barber of Greensburg, Ky., started outside and rallied back to the runner up position after slipping to third early in the event. Jason Beaulieu of Campbell River, British Columbia finished third from the fifth starting spot. Defending DIRTcar UMP Modified Champion Mike Harrison of Highland, Ill., finished fourth holding off Michael Long of Quincy, Ill., who rounded out the top five.


There were 78 DIRTcar UMP Modifieds scoring time trials efforts for the make-up of the fourth of eight nights of UMP Modified competition during the UNOH DIRTcar Nationals presented by Summit Racing Equipment.

For more information, go to www.DIRTcarNationals.com or follow the event on Twitter @DIRTcarNats and on Facebook at facebook.com/DIRTcarNationals.

A-Main (20 Laps) - 1. 41 - Ty Dillon; 2. 10 - Bryan Barber; 3. 90 - Jason Beaulieu; 4. 664 - Mike Harrison; 5. 18L - Michael Long; 6. 18C - Matt Cooper; 7. 40L - Jared Landers; 8. 8 - Levi Kissinger; 9. 75 - Bart Hartman; 10. 11 - Richie Tosh; 11. 1s - Brian Shaw; 12. 40b - Kyle Bronson; 13. 115 - Brandon Smith; 14. '05 - Dave Wietholder; 15. 65 - Todd Sherman; 16. '0 - Mark Dickson; 17. 64 - Gary Cook; 18. 18s - Dave Schroeder; 19. 92 - Joel Watson; 20. 18M - David McWilliams; 21. 3 - Austin Dillon; 22. 12G - Jason Gross; 23. 1G - Devin Gilpin; 24. 47 - Collin Thirlby; 25. 3L - Jeff Leka; 26. 2H - Nick Hoffman; 27. 44 - Dave Hess Jr; 28. 7b - Jeff Babcock;

 

Qualifying Group 1: 1. 40b - Kyle Bronson; 2. 1G - Devin Gilpin; 3. 155 - Jimmy Payne; 4. 10Y - Trent Young; 5. 77K - Joey Kramer; 6. 11 - Richie Tosh; 7. OO - Shaun Dougherty; 8. 15 - Dave Baker; 9. 22T - Tony Anderson; 10. 65m - Michael Davis

 

Qualifying Group 2: 1. 18C - Matt Cooper; 2. 10 - Bryan Barber; 3. 8c - Tyler Carpenter; 4. 18s - Dave Schroeder; 5. 2H - Nick Hoffman; 6. d4 - Dave Jamison; 7. 12s - Matt Shaddic; 8. 11P - Charlie Philips; 9. 4-Oct - Wade Wiseman; 10. 16 - Travis Dickson

 

Qualifying Group 3: 1. 44 - Dave Hess Jr; 2. '00 - Kody Weisner; 3. 664 - Mike Harrison; 4. 33 - Jeff Mathews; 5. 3 - Austin Dillon; 6. 7b - Jeff Babcock; 7. 67 - Garrett Stewart; 8. 21 - George Catanzano; 9. 15R - Rich Robinson Jr; 10. 2X - Brady Gerdes

 

Qualifying Group 4: 1. 28 - Paul Miles; 2. 25 - Tyler Nicely; 3. 18M - David McWilliams; 4. 18 - Jared Allison; 5. 77L - Dalton Lanich; 6. 64C - Gary Cook Jr; 7. 26 - Bob Gierke; 8. '0 - Mark Dickson; 9. 6b - Dale Baldwin

 

Qualifying Group 5: 1. OO - Buzzie Ruetiman; 2. 92 - Joel Watson; 3. '05 - Dave Wietholder; 4. 47 - Collin Thirlby; 5. 8 - Levi Kissinger; 6. 182 - Randle Sweeney; 7. 145 - Jason Davis; 8. 77g - Gavin Landers; 9. 13T -Jim Thorp

 

Qualifying Group 6: 1. 36 - Kenny Wallace; 2. 9 - Kenny Schrader; 3. '0J - Bryce Jewell; 4. 77 - Mike Wedelstadt; 5. 90 - Jason Beaulieu; 6. 18L - Michael Long; 7. 115 - Brandon Smith; 8. '08 - Jake Griffin; 9. 17 - Heath Weston

 

Qualifying Group 7: 1. 75 - Bart Hartman; 2. 65 - Todd Sherman; 3. 40L - Jared Landers; 4. 41G - Matt Goulden; 5. 17X - Richie Michael; 6. 1s - Brian Shaw; 7. '01 - Chris Puskas; 8. 66 - Dale Murray; 9. 2 - Josh Ulrich; 10. 22s - Chad Kinder

 

Qualifying Group 8: 1. 41 - Ty Dillon; 2. 2 - Devin Dixon; 3. 12G - Jason Gross; 4. 3L - Jeff Leka; 5. '05 - Dave Wietholder; 6. 1 - Travis Fleshman

 

Heat 1: 1. 1G - Devin Gilpin; 2. 40b - Kyle Bronson; 3. 77K - Joey Kramer; 4. OO - Shaun Dougherty; 5. 22T - Tony Anderson

 

Heat 2: 1. 10 - Bryan Barber; 2. 18C - Matt Cooper; 3. 2H - Nick Hoffman; 4. 12s - Matt Shaddic; 5. 8c - Tyler Carpenter; 6. 16 - Travis Dickson; 7. d4 - Dave Jamison; 8. 4-Oct - Wade Wiseman; 9. 18s - Dave Schroeder; 10. 11P - Charlie Philips

 

Heat 3: 1. 664 - Mike Harrison; 2. 3 - Austin Dillon; 3. 44 - Dave Hess Jr; 4. '00 - Kody Weisner; 5. 7b - Jeff Babcock; 6. 67 - Garrett Stewart; 7. 21 - George Catanzano; 8. 15R - Rich Robinson Jr; 9. 33 - Jeff Mathews; DNS 2X - Brady Gerdes

 

Heat 4: 1. 18M - David McWilliams; 2. 64 - Gary Cook; 3. '0 - Mark Dickson; 4. 6b - Dale Baldwin; 5. 26 - Bob Gierke; 6. 18 - Jared Allison; 7. 77L - Dalton Lanich

 

Heat 5: 1. '05 - Dave Wietholder; 2. 8 - Levi Kissinger; 3. 47 - Collin Thirlby; 4. 92 - Joel Watson; 5. 145 - Jason Davis; 6. 77g - Gavin Landers; 7. 13T - Jim Thorp

 

Heat 6: 1. 90 - Jason Beaulieu; 2. 18L - Michael Long; 3. 9 - Kenny Schrader; 4. 77 - Mike Wedelstadt; 5. 115 - Brandon Smith; 6. 17 - Heath Weston

 

Heat 7: 1. 40L - Jared Landers; 2. 75 - Bart Hartman; 3. 1s - Brian Shaw; 4. 41G - Matt Goulden; 5. '01 - Chris Puskas; 6. 65 - Todd Sherman; 7. 66 - Dale Murray; 8. 2 - Josh Ulrich; 9. 17X - Richie Michael

 

Heat 8: 1. 41 - Ty Dillon; 2. 12G - Jason Gross; 3. 3L - Jeff Leka; 4. 76M - Shelby Milles; 5. 2 - Devin Dixon; 6. 1 - Travis Fleshman

 

B-Main 1: 1. 2H - Nick Hoffman; 2. 11 - Richie Tosh; 3. 18s - Dave Schroeder; 4. 22T - Tony Anderson; 5. d4 - Dave Jamison; 6. 12s - Matt Shaddic; 7. 4-Oct - Wade Wiseman; 8. 11P - Charlie Philips; 9. 8c - Tyler Carpenter; 10. OO - Shaun Dougherty; 11. 16 - Travis Dickson

 

B-Main 2: 1. 44 - Dave Hess Jr; 2. '0 - Mark Dickson; 3. 7b - Jeff Babcock; 4. '00 - Kody Weisner; 5. 15R - Rich Robinson Jr; 6. 77L - Dalton Lanich; 7. 26 - Bob Gierke; 8. 18 - Jared Allison; 9. 21 - George Catanzano; 10. 33 - Jeff Mathews; 11. 6b - Dale Baldwin; 12. 67 - Garrett Stewart

 

B-Main 3: 1. 115 - Brandon Smith; 2. 47 - Collin Thirlby; 3. 92 - Joel Watson; 4. 145 - Jason Davis; 5. 17 - Heath Weston; 6. 13T - Jim Thorp; 7. 77g - Gavin Landers; 8. 36 - Kenny Wallace; 9. 77 - Mike Wedelstadt

 

B-main 4: 1. 1s - Brian Shaw; 2. 3L - Jeff Leka; 3. '01 - Chris Puskas; 4. 65 - Todd Sherman; 5. 2 - Devin Dixon; 6. 17X - Richie Michael; 7. 66 - Dale Murray; 8. 1 - Travis Fleshman; 9. 2 - Josh Ulrich; 10. - 41G Matt Goulden; 11. - 76M Shelby Milles


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Eckert Caps Bubba Army Winter Nationals At Bubba Raceway Park With Stirring $12,250 Triumph




Marlar’s Last-Lap Bid For Victory Ends Against Turn-Three Wall



OCALA, FL – Feb. 18, 2012 – Rick Eckert figured out Bubba Raceway Park just in time to score a stirring victory in Saturday night’s 60-lap Bubba Army Late Model Winter Nationals A-Main.

The defending World of Outlaws Late Model Series champion from York, Pa., found his rhythm in the finale of the national tour’s inaugural three-race meet at the central Florida oval. He surged into the lead on lap 44 and held on for the remainder of the distance, reaching the checkered flag first after Mike Marlar’s last-lap bid ended with the Winfield, Tenn., driver smacking the turn-three wall.

Eckert, 46, earned $12,250 for his first WoO LMS win of 2012 and the 25th of his career. It also marked his first top-five finish in five career A-Main starts at BRP, including two (10th and 11th-place runs) in the preceding days.

“I was saying it would take a month of me racing here before I’d win a race,” said Eckert, who ranks fourth on the WoO LMS career win list since 2004. “We struggled here for the last couple days, but we kept working and making changes and we did finally get it done.”

Eckert brought an end to the first-place stranglehold on the Winter Nationals held by Josh Richards of Shinnston, W.Va., and Darrell Lanigan of Union, Ky., who settled for finishes of second and third, respectively. Lanigan won Thursday night’s 40-lap opener over Richards and Richards beat Lanigan to the checkered flag in Friday evening’s 50-lap headliner.

Eighth-starter Shane Clanton of Fayetteville, Ga., finished fourth in Saturday night’s A-Main – his second top-five finish of the tripleheader – and 2011 WoO LMS Rookie of the Year Pat Doar of New Richmond, Wis., registered a career-best tour finish of fifth after starting from the pole position.

Eckert started sixth in the 25-car event, but he slipped to eighth almost immediately and was still running in that position when the race’s second caution flag flew on lap 20 for the slowing Billy Moyer of Batesville, Ark. His Team Zero by Bloomquist machine came alive soon after, reaching fourth place when the next caution was needed, on lap 42 for a turn-one spin by WoO LMS rookie Greg Johnson of Bedford, Ind.

Then the race heated up. Lanigan grabbed second from Richards on the restart and nosed ahead of Marlar, who started second and had led from the initial green flag, to assume command on lap 43. Moments later, however, Lanigan’s car slid sideways in turn two and lost significant momentum, dropping him to fifth and allowing Eckert to vault into the lead at lap 44.

“They were wrestling pretty hard for the lead there, Darrell and the five car (Marlar),” said Eckert. “I think they might’ve touched (on lap 43) and they slid up the racetrack. I just stuck that bottom and got by ‘em.”

After rookie Jared Hawkins of Fairmont, W.Va., spun in turn four to bring out the race’s fourth and final caution flag on lap 47, Eckert built an edge of over one second on second-place Marlar. But over the final five circuits Eckert noticeably slowed his pace and Marlar drew his Bryson Motorsports Rocket car to Eckert’s rear bumper.

On the final lap, Marlar attempted to squeeze between Eckert and the outside wall entering turn three. The space closed up, however, and contact with Eckert sent Marlar into the guardrail.

As Marlar sat against the wall, Eckert went on to win the A-Main under a yellow-checkered condition by 2.044 seconds over Richards. Marlar was able to drive his damaged car across the finish line in 18th place.

“I was like everybody – I was running out of tires,” said Eckert. “I was getting loose off (turn) two, so I’d just let my car drift out there. I drifted out there the last lap like I did every lap, and apparently Mike had a run and I got him in the wall.

“I know they’re all mad – and I’d be mad too,” he continued, speaking of Marlar and his crew. “But I surely didn’t try that. I didn’t try to crash the guy.”

Marlar, 33, was disappointed to come so close to his first-ever WoO LMS victory but gracefully accepted his fate.

“(Eckert) didn’t give me room, but it is hard to see out of these cars,” said Marlar, who hopes to follow the WoO LMS for the first time in 2012. “I’m not gonna say he wrecked me or, ‘He did this,’ or, ‘He did that.’ I definitely knew the chances (of trying an outside pass), and I took them. Our team’s strong and we got good equipment, so I just went for it – and unfortunately, I got bit.

“But we come to win. We have that win hunger, and when it comes to situations like that I guess we’re just gonna tear up some stuff because we’re not backing off.”

Marlar looked wistfully at the lap-42 restart when he lost the lead.

“It’s my fault I got passed,” said Marlar. “I kept pulling the front wheels of the ground scooting through the corner on those restarts. I had done it two or three times, and I was trying my best for that not to happen (on lap 42) so I went in and stood on it with all I could so it wouldn’t. But that made it even worse, and when I pushed it cost us the lead.”

Richards, 23, was in the middle of all the late-race action.

“It got crazy fast with everybody running so close together,” said Richards, who started third. “Everybody was going for the win.

“We had a great all night, but we weren’t quite set up for that (track) condition when it slowed down. I was pretty much holding on at the end.”

Lanigan, 41, saw an opportunity for his third win in four WoO LMS events this season slip through his fingers.

“We got the lead there for a second, but I don’t know if we got loosened up or just got too loose getting in there and somebody got in the back of me,” said Lanigan. “We got it corrected and come back out in fifth, so to get third – I guess that’s not too bad.”

Finishing in positions 6-10 was DIRTcar UMP Late Model star Jason Feger of Bloomington, Ill., who started fourth and ran as high as second early in the event; Chub Frank of Bear Lake, Pa.; Vic Coffey of Caledonia, N.Y.; top WoO LMS rookie Bub McCool of Vicksburg, Miss.; and Gregg Satterlee of Rochester Mills, Pa.

Lanigan was quickest in Ohlins Shocks Time Trials, topping the 49-car field with a lap of 13.998 seconds. It was his third fast-time honor of the young season.

Heat winners were Lanigan, McCool, Eckert and Richards. Dillon Wood of Daytona Beach, Fla., and Jason McBride of Carbondale, Ill., captured the B-Mains.


All of the A-Main starters posed for a photo during the pre-race introductions with professional wrestling legend Hulk Hogan, who served as the Grand Marshall of the event. He is a close friend of BRP owner Bubba ‘The Love Sponge’ Clem, a nationally-syndicated radio show host.

The WoO LMS will conclude its season-opening southern swing during the 41st UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit Racing Equipment at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla., contesting 50-lap, $10,000-to-win events on Thurs., Feb. 23, and Sat., Feb. 25.

For more information on the WoO LMS, visit www.worldofoutlaws.com


Fans can also follow the WoO LMS on Twitter at Twitter.com/WoOLateModels and Facebook at Facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws .


Results of WoO Late Model Series ‘Bubba Army Late Model Winter Nationals’ Night 3 at Bubba Raceway Park (Finishing Position/Start/Driver/Laps Completed/Money Won):


1. (6) Rick Eckert/60 $12,250


2. (3) Josh Richards/60 $6,150


3. (7) Darrell Lanigan/60 $4,650


4. (8) Shane Clanton/60 $3,550


5. (1) Pat Doar/60 $3,050


6. (4) Jason Feger/60 $2,600


7. (9) Chub Frank/60 $2,050


8. (10) Vic Coffey/60 $1,750


9. (5) Bub McCool/60 $2,100


10. (12) Gregg Satterlee/60 $1,350


11. (19) Dan Stone/60 $1,300


12. (14) Tim Fuller/60 $1,250


13. (16) Brandon Sheppard/60 $1,150


14. (18) Jason McBride/60 $1,100


15. (21) Billy Moyer Jr./60 $1,100


16. (24) Kent Robinson/60 $1,100


17. (25) John Lobb/60 $150


18. (2) Mike Marlar/60 $900


19. (17) Dillon Wood/59 $850


20. (15) Clint Smith/59 $850


21. (22) Jared Hawkins/49 $800


22. (20) Greg Johnson/40 $800


23. (23) Ron Davies/24 $850


24. (13) Billy Moyer/19 $925


25. (11) Tim McCreadie/15 $950


* Earnings include cash contingency award bonuses


Margin of Victory: 2.044 Secs.


Yellow Flags: 4 (Laps 11, 20, 42, 47)


Lap Leaders: Marlar (1-42); Lanigan (43); Eckert (44-60)


Provisional Starters: Davies, Robinson (WoO); Lobb (WoO emergency)


Rookie of the Race: Bub McCool


WoO LMS ‘Bonus Bucks’ Winner: Bub McCool ($500)




Ohlins Shocks Time Trial Results (Position/No./Driver/Hometown/Best Lap):




1. 29-Darrell Lanigan/Union, KY 13.998


2. 5b-Mike Marlar/Winfield, TN 14.089


3. 24-Rick Eckert/York, PA 14.116


4. 1-Josh Richards/Shinnston, WV 14.130


5. 25-Shane Clanton/Fayetteville, GA 14.162


6. 57J-Bub McCool/Vicksburg, MS 14.232


7. 11-Pat Doar/New Richmond, WI 14.241


8. 22s-Gregg Satterlee/Rochester Mills, PA 14.267


9. 21-Billy Moyer/Batesville, AR 14.278


10. 32c-Vic Coffey/Caledonia, NY 14.288


11. 39-Tim McCreadie/Watertown, NY 14.300


12. b5-Brandon Sheppard/New Berlin, IL 14.302


13. 1*-Chub Frank/Bear Lake, PA 14.331


14. 21Jr.-Billy Moyer Jr./Batesville, AR 14.371


15. 44-Clint Smith/Senoia, GA 14.380


16. 25F-Jason Feger/Bloomington, IL 14.419


17. 8-John Lowery/Bakersfield, CA 14.466


18. 19-Tim Fuller/Watertown, NY 14.468


19. 13-J.R. Hotovy/Covert, MI 14.470


20. 71d-Ron Davies/Warren, PA 14.472


21. 1W-Dillon Wood/Daytona Beach, FL 14.480


22. 28-John Lobb/Frewsburg, NY 14.498


23. 25z-Mason Zeigler/Chalk Hill, PA 14.501


24. 77-Jason McBride/Carbondale, IL 14.508


25. 101-Casey Roberts/Toccoa, GA 14.510


26. 7R-Kent Robinson/Bloomington, IN 14.519


27. 37-Jared Hawkins/Fairmont, WV 14.564


28. 99Jr.-Frankie Heckenast Jr./Orland Park, IL 14.565


29. 21d-Dan Stone/Thompson, PA 14.582


30. 1s-Jack Sullivan/Greenbrier, AR 14.613


31. 91-Billy Decker/Unadilla, NY 14.673


32. 49-Greg Johnson/Bedford, IN 14.685


33. B12-Kevin Weaver/Gibson City, IL 14.691


34. 47-Tyler Ivey/Tallahassee, FL 14.691


35. 80-Nick Lyons/Centralia, IL 14.736


36. 35-Christian Augsperger/Palm Beach Gardens, FL 14.750


37. 57-Charlie Sanderock/Belleville, ONT 14.782


38. 11K-Austin Kirkpatrick/Ocala, FL 14.790


39. 77M-Jay Morris/Watseka, IL 14.795


40. J4-John Garvin Jr./Sarver, PA 14.859


41. 22G-Jill George/Cedar Falls, IA 14.942


42. 4G-Bob Gardner/Matamoras, IL 14.950


43. 48-Tim Lance/Brimfield, IL 14.998


44. 38G-John Gardner Jr./Germantown Hills, IL 15.031


45. 15-Alan Fink/Brewerton, NY 15.341


46. 16H-Mike Hammerle/St. Charles, MO 15.624


47. 33-Don Gordon/Chatham, IL 16.581


48. 33F-Jim Fletcher/Chatham, IL 16.967


49. 22x-Jay Sessoms/Stanley, NC N/T



Heat No. 1 (10 laps – Top 4 Transfer): Lanigan, Clanton, Frank, Moyer, Wood, Stone, Roberts, Fink, Sandercock, Lowrey, George, Weaver (DNS) Sessoms



Heat No. 2 (10 laps – Top 4 Transfer): McCool, Marlar, Coffey, Fuller, Moyer Jr., Lobb, Kirkpatrick, Ivey, Sullivan, Robinson, B. Gardner, Hammerle


Heat No. 3 (10 laps – Top 4 Transfer): Eckert, Doar, McCreadie, C. Smith, Decker, Hawkins, Lyons, Hotovy, Lance, Morris, Gordon, Zeigler

Heat No. 4 (10 laps – Top 4 Transfer): Richards, Feger, Satterlee, Sheppard, McBride, Johnson, Davies, Heckenast, Augsperger, Garvin, J. Gardner, Fletcher


B-Main No. 1 (12 laps – Top 3 Transfer): Wood, Stone, Moyer Jr., Lobb, Sullivan, Kirkpatrick, Ivey, Robinson, Fink, Sandercock, B. Gardner, Hammerle (DNS) Roberts, Lowrey, Weaver, Sessoms, George




B-Main No. 2 (12 laps – Top 3 Transfer): McBride, Johnson, Hawkins, Decker, Davies, Heckenast, Augsperger, Lyons, Hotovy, Garvin, Lance, Morris, J. Gardner, Gordon, Fletcher (DNS) Zeigler




World of Outlaws Late Model Series Contingency Award Winners:
Arizona Sport Shirts ($100 product certificate to 23rd-place finisher I n A-Main or next highest w/decal): Mason Zeigler


Armor All (one case of product to highest-finishing non-WoO team in A-Main or next highest w/decal): Jason Feger


Cometic Gasket ($50 cash to 12th-place finisher in A-Main or next highest w/decal): Tim Fuller


Comp Cams ($50 cash to 10th-place finisher in A-Main or next highest w/decal): Rick Eckert


Comp Cams ($50 product certificate to A-Main winner or next highest w/decal): Dan Stone


Dominator ($50 cash to 6th-place finisher in A-Main or next highest w/decal): Jason Feger


Eibach Springs (one free spring to each B-Main winner or next highest w/decal): Dan Stone/Jason McBride


Gravely ($50 cash to 7th-place finisher in A-Main or next highest w/decal): Bub McCool


JE Pistons ($50 cash to 16th-place finisher in A-Main or next highest w/decal): Kent Robinson


JE Pistons (one compete set of JE Pro Seal rings to 11th-place finisher or next highest w/decal - $285 value): Dan Stone


JE Pistons (one complete set of JE Pro Seal rings to 21st-place finisher or next highest w/decal - $285 value): Greg Johnson


MSD Ignition ($50 cash to A-Main winner or next highest w/decal): Rick Eckert


MSD Ignition ($25 cash to 24th-place finisher in A-Main or next highest w/decal): Billy Moyer


Ohlins Pole Award ($50 cash to fast qualifier or next highest w/decal): Rick Eckert


Quartermaster ($100 product certificate to A-Main winner or next highest w/decal): Rick Eckert


Quartermaster ($50 product certificate to 5th-place finisher in A-Main or next highest w/decal): Pat Doar


Quartermaster ($25 product certificate to 15th-place finisher in A-Main or next highest w/decal): Billy Moyer Jr.


Roush-Yates Performance Products ($50 cash to 4th-place finisher in A-Main or next highest w/decal): Dan Stone


Roush-Yates Performance Products (carburetor repair kit to 18th-place finish in A-Main or next highest w/decal - $100 value): Greg Johnson


Roush-Yates Lap Leader Award (one pair of Wiley X Sunglasses to driver who leads most laps in A-Main): Mike Marlar


STP ($50 cash to 2nd-place finisher in A-Main or next highest w/decal): Josh Richards


SuperFlow ($50 cash to 14th-place finisher in A-Main or next highest w/decal): Kent Robinson


VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash to 9th-place finisher in A-Main or next highest w/decal): Bub McCool


VP Racing Fuels ‘Nice Jugs Award’ (one VP 5-gallon container to fastest qualifier who misses A-Main or next highest with decal - $30 value): John Lowrey


WIX Filters ($50 cash to 13th-place finisher in A-Main or next highest w/decal): Billy Moyer Jr.


Wrisco Aluminum (three sheets of aluminum to A-Main winner if decal displayed - $200 value): Josh Richards


XS Power ($50 cash to 3rd-place finisher in A-Main or next highest w/decal): Jason Feger


XS Power ($60 product certificate to 8th-place finisher in A-Main or next highest w/decal): Bub McCool


XS ‘Power Move of the Race’ ($60 product certificate):


2012 World of Outlaws Late Model Series Point Standings as of Feb. 18 – 4 A-Mains completed (rank/driver/points/deficit to leader):

1. Darrell Lanigan 590


2. Josh Richards 584 (-6)


3. Rick Eckert 552 (-38)


4. Shane Clanton 548 (-42)


5. Bub McCool 526 (-64)


6. Chub Frank 522 (-68)


7. Vic Coffey 506 (-84)


8. Mike Marlar 496 (-94)


9. (tie) Brandon Sheppard 488 (-102)


9. (tie) Pat Doar 488 (-102)


11. (tie) Tim McCreadie 484 (-106)


11. (tie) Jared Hawkins 484 (-106)


11. (tie) Clint Smith 484 (-106)


14. Ron Davies 470 (-120)


15. Kent Robinson 454 (-136)


16. (tie) John Lobb 442 (-148)


16. (tie) Gregg Satterlee 442 (-148)


18. Tim Fuller 436 (-154)


19. Billy Moyer Jr. 428 (-162)


20. Dan Stone 408 (-182)


LISTEN ONLINE: If fans can’t get to a track to see the World of Outlaws Late Model Series, they can experience the excitement of the nation’s premier tour live on DIRTvision.com through the DIRT Radio Network.

To listen to the free audio broadcasts, log on to http://www.dirtvision.com/welcome.php and click on the DIRT Radio Network logo.

BLOGGING: WoO LMS fans can now read interesting stories from the road by checking out two blogs –‘Life As An Outlaw’ by series announcer Rick Eshelman and ‘The Scoop With Scoop’ by tour P.R. director Kevin Kovac. Both blogs can be accessed by clicking on the preceding links or the specific ‘Blog’ buttons on the right-hand side of http://www.woolms.com/

The World of Outlaws Late Model Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Company), Armor All (Official Car Care Products), Hoosier Racing Tires (Official Racing Tires), STP (Official Fuel Treatment), Vicci (Official Uniform), VP Racing (Official Racing Fuel), DirtonDirt.com (Hard Charger Award), McCarthy’s One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning (Raye Vest Memorial Pill Draw Award), Chizmark Larson Insurance, Factory Value Parts and RacingJunk.com; in addition to contingency sponsors Comp Cams, Eibach Springs, JE Pistons, MSD Ignition, Ohlins Shocks, Pro Power Engines, Quartermaster, Rocket Chassis, R2C Performance, Superflow Dynos, Wix Filters and Wrisco Aluminum.

 

 

 

 

 

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Kinder Kicks Way to UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit

Newton, Ill. driver locks into $5,000-to-win 'Gator Championship' on Monday Night

BARBERVILLE, Fla. - Feb. 18, 2012 - Chad Kinder held off a late race charge from Austin Dillon to claim the first night of 'Gator Championship' competition on Saturday night at Volusia Speedway Park, earning his first UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit Racing Equipment win worth $1,000.

"I have to thank all my guys, my family back home, and all the fans," said Kinder. "We really do appreciate everyone on our team. It's a big relief to win one of these because it means we're closer, after not running so well earlier in the week."

Kinder, a multi-time state of Illinois DIRTcar UMP Modified champion, showed his dominance on multiple restarts through the 20-lap main event. Kinder battled with Nick Hoffman of Mooresville, N.C., with Hoffman actually leading lap 4 before Kinder fought to reclaim the lead on lap 5 and led the remaining 15 circuits to claim the victory.

Dillon, of Welcome, N.C., climbed from an eighth place starting spot to finish in the events runner-up spot, another strong showing for the defending NASCAR Truck Series champion. Kyle Bronson of Brandon, Fla., worked his way up from 14th to finish third. Paul Miles and Hoffman rounded out the top five.

Those drivers along with Tyler Nicely, of Owensboro Ky., Devin Gilpin of Columbus, Ind., Bryce Jewell of Madisonville, Ky., Bryan Barber of Greensburg, Ky., and Canadian driver Jason Beaulieu of Campbell River, British Columbia all locked into the 'Gator Championship' race where the winner will be the first to receive the all-new 4-foot Gator trophy along with the $5,000 winner's prize.


There were 42 DIRTcar UMP Modifieds on hand for the fifth of eight nights of competition.

For more information, go to www.DIRTcarNationals.com or follow the event on Twitter @DIRTcarNats and on Facebook at facebook.com/DIRTcarNationals.

A-Main (20 Laps) - 1. 22s - Chad Kinder; 2. 3 - Austin Dillon; 3. 40b - Kyle Bronson; 4. 28 - Paul Miles; 5. 2H - Nick Hoffman; 6. 25 - Tyler Nicely; 7. 1G - Devin Gilpin; 8. '0J - Bryce Jewell; 9. 10 - Bryan Barber; 10. 90 - Jason Beaulieu; 11. 115 - Brandon Smith; 12. 18M - David McWilliams; 13. 67 - Garrett Stewart; 14. 22T - Tony Anderson; 15. 8c - Tyler Carpenter; 16. 15 - Dave Baker; 17. K12 - Scotty Kincaid; 18. 17 - Heath Weston; 19. 66 - Dale Murray; 20. 11 - Richie Tosh; 21. 77K - Joey Kramer; 22. 33 - Jeff Mathews; 23. OO - Buzzie Ruetimann; 24. 83 - J.R. Mason;

 

Qualifying Group 1: 1. 28 - Paul Miles; 2. 33 - Jeff Mathews; 3. 22s - Chad Kinder; 4. '0J - Bryce Jewell; 5. 664 - Mike Harrison; 6. 11 - Richie Tosh; 7. 115 - Brandon Smith; 8. 26 - Bob Gierke; 9. 77g - Gavin Landers; 10. 13T - Jim Thorp;

 

Qualifying Group 2: 1. 77K - Joey Kramer; 2. 40b - Kyle Bronson; 3. 2H - Nick Hoffman; 4. 155 - Jimmy Payne; 5. 10 - Bryan Barber Barber; 6. 90 - Jason Beaulieu; 7. 17JE - J.E. Stalder; 8. 15R - Rich Robinson Jr; 9. 47 - Collin Thirlby; 10. d4 - Dave Jamison; 11. OO - Buzzie Ruetimann;

 

Qualifying Group 3: 1. d48 - Derek Groomer; 2. 1G - Devin Gilpin; 3. 67 - Garrett Stewart; 4. 18M - David McWilliams; 5. '05 - Dave Wietholder; 6. 10Y - Trent Young; 7. 66 - Dale Murray; 8. 8c - Tyler Carpenter; 9. '08 - Jake Griffin; 10. 96 - Lonnie Wagner;

 

Qualifying Group 4: 1. 75 - Bart Hartman; 2. 3 - Austin Dillon; 3. 25 - Tyler Nicely; 4. K12 - Scotty Kincaid; 5. 182 - Randle Sweeney; 6. 17 - Heath Weston; 7. 15 - Dave Baker; 8. 22T - Tony Anderson; 9. 2X - Brady Gerdes; 10. 83 - J.R. Mason;

 

Heat 1: 1. 22s - Chad Kinder; 2. 28 - Paul Miles; 3. '0J - Bryce Jewell; 4. 33 - Jeff Mathews; 5. 115 - Brandon Smith; 6. 11 - Richie Tosh; 7. 664 - Mike Harrison; 8. 77g - Gavin Landers; 9. 13T - Jim Thorp; 10. 26 - Bob Gierke;

 

Heat 2: 1. 2H - Nick Hoffman; 2. 77K - Joey Kramer; 3. 90 - Jason Beaulieu; 4. 40b - Kyle Bronson; 5. OO - Buzzie Ruetimann; 6. d4 - Dave Jamison; 7. 155 - Jimmy Payne; 8. 10 - Bryan Barber Barber; 9. 15R - Rich Robinson Jr; 10. 17JE - J.E. Stalder; 11. 47 - Collin Thirlby;

 

Heat 3: 1. 18M - David McWilliams; 2. 67 - Garrett Stewart; 3. 1G - Devin Gilpin; 4. 8c - Tyler Carpenter; 5. 66 - Dale Murray; 6. 96 - Lonnie Wagner; 7. '08 - Jake Griffin; 8. '05 - Dave Wietholder; 9. d48 - Derek Groomer; 10. 10Y - Trent Young;

 

Heat 4: 1. 25 - Tyler Nicely; 2. 3 - Austin Dillon; 3. K12 - Scotty Kincaid; 4. 15 - Dave Baker; 5. 17 - Heath Weston; 6. 22T - Tony Anderson; 7. 83 - J.R. Mason; 8. 75 - Bart Hartman; 9. 2X - Brady Gerdes; 10. 182 - Randle Sweeney;

 

B-Main 1: 1. 11 - Richie Tosh; 2. 10 - Bryan Barber Barber; 3. d4 - Dave Jamison; 4. 664 - Mike Harrison; 5. 15R - Rich Robinson Jr; 6. 47 - Collin Thirlby; 7. 13T - Jim Thorp; 8. 77g - Gavin Landers; DNS 155 - Jimmy Payne; DNS 26 - Bob Gierke; DNS 65 - Todd Sherman;

 

B-Main 2: 1. 22T - Tony Anderson; 2. 83 - J.R. Mason; 3. 10Y - Trent Young;

 

The DIRTcar UMP Modified portion of the University of Northwestern Ohio DIRTcar Nationals by Summit Racing Equipment is brought to fans by several sponsors and partners including Summit Racing Equipment, Hoosier Racing Tires, GM Performance Parts, University of Northwestern Ohio, Aero Race Wheels, ASI Racewear, Auto Meter, Bell Helmets, Beyea Custom Headers, Bilstein Shocks, Dominator Race Products, Fast Shafts, Intercomp, Racing Electronics, Vicci, KSE Racing Products, MSD Ignition, Quarter Master, R2C Competition Series Air Filters, XS Power Racing Batteries, VP Racing Fuels.

 

 

 

 

 

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Richards Ends Lanigan’s Domination Of Bubba Raceway Park In Friday-Night 50-Lapper




West Virginian Becomes Alltime Winningest Driver On World of Outlaws Late Model Series



OCALA, FL – Feb. 17, 2012 – Josh Richards got the best of Darrell Lanigan on Friday night, ending his friendly rival’s domination of World of Outlaws Late Model Series action at Bubba Raceway Park with a hard-fought victory in the 50-lap Bubba Army Late Model Winter Nationals A-Main.

Richards, 23, of Shinnston, W.Va., made WoO LMS history in the process, becoming the national tour’s alltime winningest driver. He won for the 38 th time in his career, moving him out of tie for first with Billy Moyer of Batesville, Ark., on the checkered flag list that includes races run in the modern era (2004-present) and the original 1988-89 seasons contested under late WoO Sprint Car Series founder Ted Johnson.

“That’s really crazy,” said Richards, who earned $10,100 for his first win of the 2012 WoO LMS campaign. “To look back at what we’ve accomplished (since 2004) is phenomenal. To win that many races against these guys, I couldn’t be more proud.”

Richards’s milestone score appeared headed toward a repeat of Thursday night’s Winter Nationals opener, however, when Union, Ky.’s Lanigan, who started outside of Richards on the front row for the second consecutive night, surged into the lead at the initial green flag. But Richards turned up the wick on his father Mark’s Rocket Chassis house car after falling to third place and rallied to grab the top spot from Lanigan for good on lap 26.

Lanigan, 41, settled for a runner-up finish in his Rocket mount, flashing under the checkered flag several car lengths behind Richards after his last-ditch bid fell short. It was the first WoO LMS defeat of 2012 for Lanigan, who followed his $20,000-plus victory in the season opener on Feb. 11 at Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania, Ga., with a wire-to-wire win on Thursday evening.

WoO LMS Rookie of the Year contender Bub McCool of Vicksburg, Miss., finished third in a Victory Circle by Moyer car. He marched forward from the 12 th starting spot to register a career-best placing on the tour, bettering his previous high by eight positions.

Moyer drove his Victory Circle mount to a fourth-place finish after climbing as high as second and falling as far as fifth, and Mike Marlar of Winfield, Tenn., was fifth in the Bryson Motorsports Rocket to earn a top-five finish for the second consecutive night.

Richards gained a dose of redemption for his near-miss on Thursday night, when he finished second to Lanigan after having his bid for the lead turned back with two laps remaining. He didn’t let his opportunity to overtake Lanigan slip through his fingers this time.

“We got off to a little bit of a slow start again,” said Richards, who fell back to third by lap eight. “I kept hitting the black with a 20 on the right front and shoving across the center, and Billy (Moyer) got by me. I just had to get back up on it and get back by.

“Once we got some heat in the right front tire we were able to gain some speed and get up on top and roll. That was the key to getting by Darrell. He runs a really aggressive, wide line, and it’s hard to get clear. I knew when I passed him on the front straightaway (on lap 26) it was a make-or-break deal to try and squeeze up through there.”

Beating Lanigan to the finish line was a satisfying development for Richards, whose team parked alongside Lanigan’s in the BRP pit area.

“It was cool to get the 29 behind us,” smiled Richards.

Lanigan, meanwhile, wore a frustrated scowl following the race. The ultra-competitive driver was disappointed that he couldn’t hold on for another victory.

“Our right-rear (tire) sealed over for some reason,” said Lanigan. “I don’t know why, but it did. It happened under the (lap-15) caution. When we went back racing, it felt like we had an old tire on it. I thought we had a flat.”

Lanigan managed to close within a car length of Richards on lap 47, but his hopes evaporated when he bobbled on the cushion in turns one and two that circuit.

“We just got up there and started winging it on the top,” said Lanigan, who ended the night leading the WoO LMS points standings by eight markers over Richards. “We just missed it one lap and lost too much ground to make up.”

DIRTcar UMP star Jason Feger of Bloomington, Ill., finished sixth after taking the green flag from the fifth spot. Chub Frank of Bear Lake, Pa., who switched to his backup car after failing to qualify through his heat, used a provisional to start the A-Main and then came alive, charging forward from the 25th spot to place seventh. WoO LMS rookie contender Brandon Sheppard of New Berlin, Ill., recorded a career-best tour finish of eighth, while Sweeteners Plus teammates Tim McCreadie of Watertown, N.Y., who used a provisional and started 24th, and Vic Coffey of Caledonia, N.Y., placed ninth and 10th, respectively.

Four caution flags slowed the event. Ron Davies of Warren, Pa., was involved in two incidents, slowing on lap 15 and later tangling on the backstretch with Dan Stone of Thompson, Pa., on lap 36. Defending BRP Late Model champion Ivedent Lloyd Jr. of Ocala, Fla., slowed with a smoking car on lap 32 and Shane Clanton of Fayetteville, Ga., relinquished second place on lap 40 due to a cut right-rear tire.

Lanigan was fastest in Ohlins Shocks Time Trials for the second time in three 2012 events, besting the 51-car field with a lap of 13.938 seconds. He established a new track record, nipping Richards’s one-day-old mark of 13.994 seconds.

Heat winners Lanigan, Richards, Clanton, Feger and Moyer. The B-Mains were captured by Casey Roberts of Toccoa, Ga., and Frankie Heckenast Jr. of Orland Park, Ill.

The Bubba Army Late Model Winter Nationals will conclude on Saturday night (Feb. 18) with a 60-lap A-Main paying $12,000 to win. Hot laps are scheduled to start at 6 p.m. each day and racing is set to get the green flag at 7 p.m.

More information on the Bubba Army Late Model Winter Nationals is available by logging on to www.bubbaracewaypark.com  or calling 352-622-9400.

For more information on the WoO LMS, visit www.worldofoutlaws.com


Fans can also follow the WoO LMS on Twitter at Twitter.com/WoOLateModels  and Facebook at Facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws .


Results of WoO Late Model Series ‘Bubba Army Late Model Winter Nationals’ Night 2 at Bubba Raceway Park (Finishing Position/Start/Driver/Laps Completed/Money Won):



1. (1) Josh Richards/50 $10,150


2. (2) Darrell Lanigan/50 $5,150


3. (13) Bub McCool/50 $3,550


4. (4) Billy Moyer/50 $2,600


5. (7) Mike Marlar/50 $2,000


6. (3) Jason Feger/50 $1,750


7. (25) Chub Frank/50 $1,450


8. (6) Brandon Sheppard/50 $1,400


9. (24) Tim McCreadie/50 $1,350


10. (10) Vic Coffey/50 $1,150


11. (8) Rick Eckert/50 $1,200


12. (14) Clint Smith/50 $1,050


13. (18) Dillon Wood/50 $950


14. (5) Shane Clanton/50 $1,000


15. (21) Jared Hawkins/50 $850


16. (11) Pat Doar/50 $850


17. (19) Jason McBride/50 $770


18. (17) Frankie Heckenast Jr./50 $750


19. (15) Billy Moyer Jr./50 $730


20. (20) Kent Robinson/50 $700


21. (27) John Lobb/49 $0


22. (9) Ron Davies/35 $750


23. (23) Dan Stone/35 $700


24. (12) Ivedent Lloyd Jr./31 $725


25. (22) John Lowery/15 $700


26. (16) Casey Roberts/15 $700


27. (26) Tim Fuller/1 $50

* Earnings include cash contingency award bonuses


Yellow Flags: 4 (Laps 15, 32, 36, 40)


Lap Leaders: Lanigan (1-25); Richards (26-50)


Provisional Starters: McCreadie, Frank (WoO); Fuller, Lobb (WoO emergency)


Rookie of the Race: McCool


WoO LMS ‘Bonus Bucks’ Winner: McCool ($500)


Ohlins Shocks Time Trial Results (Position/No./Driver/Hometown/Best Lap):

1. 29-Darrell Lanigan/Union, KY 13.938 (NTR)


2. 1-Josh Richards/Shinnston, WV 14.023


3. 25-Shane Clanton/Fayetteville, GA 14.027


4. 71d-Ron Davies/Warren, PA 14.070


5. 32c-Vic Coffey/Caledonia, NY 14.114


6. 11d-Pat Doar/New Richmond, WI 14.115


7. 5b-Mike Marlar/Winfield, TN 14.116


8. 24-Rick Eckert/York, PA 14.126


9. 25F-Jason Feger/Bloomington, IL 14.157


10. 21-Billy Moyer/Batesville, AR 14.167


11. b5-Brandon Sheppard/New Berlin, IL 14.197


12. 22s-Gregg Satterlee/Rochester Mills, PA 14.217


13. 57J-Bub McCool/Vicksburg, MS 14.225


14. 44-Clint Smith/Senoia, GA 14.275


15. 21Jr.-Billy Moyer Jr./Batesville, AR 14.297


16. 1W-Dillon Wood/Daytona Beach, FL 14.304


17. 81-Ivedent Lloyd Jr./Ocala, FL 14.319


18. 77-Jason McBride/Carbondale, IL 14.321


19. 11-Austin Kirkpatrick/Ocala, FL 14.335


20. 21d-Dan Stone/Thompson, PA 14.354


21. 25x-Mason Ziegler/Chalk Hill, PA 14.373


22. 39-Tim McCreadie/Watertown, NY 14.397


23. 101-Casey Roberts/Toccoa, GA 14.407


24. 91-Billy Decker/Unadilla, NY 14.431


25. 99Jr-Frankie Heckenast Jr./Orland Park, IL 14.472


26. 80-Nick Lyons/Centralia, IL 14.503


27. 28-John Lobb/Frewsburg, NY 14.526


28. 13-J.R. Hotovy/Covert, MI 14.535


29. 1s-Jack Sullivan/Greenbrier, AR 14.553


30. B12-Kevin Weaver/Gibson City, IL 14.602


31. 1*-Chub Frank/Bear Lake, PA 14.607


32. 47-Tyler Ivey/Tallahassee, FL 14.651


33. 49-Greg Johnson/Bedford, IN 14.702


34. 19-Tim Fuller/Watertown, NY 14.709


35. 35-Christian Augspurger/Palm Beach Gardens, FL 14.737


36. 48-Tim Lance/Brimfield, IL 14.739


37. 8-John Lowery/Bakersfield, CA 14.799


38. 3C-Mike Collins/Carter Lake, IA 14.834


39. 57-Charlie Sandercock/Belleville, ONT 14.875


40. 77M-Jay Morris/Watseka, IL 14.886


41. 38G-John Gardner Jr./Germantown Hills, IL 14.894


42. 4G-Bob Gardner/Matamoras, IL 14.973


43. 22G-Jill George/Cedar Falls, IA 14.974


44. J4-John Garvin Jr./Sarver, PA 15.149


45. 16H-Mike Hammerle/St. Charles, MO 15.413


46. 15-Alan Fink/Brewerton, NY 15.814


47. 33-Don Gordon/Chatham, ONT 16.389


48. 7R-Kent Robinson/Bloomington, IN N/T


49. 6-Steve Shaver/Vienna, WV N/T


50. 37-Jared Hawkins/Fairmont, WV N/T


51. 3s-Brian Shirley/Chatham, IL 14.560 (DQ – technical violation)

Heat No. 1 (10 laps – Top 3 Transfer): Lanigan, Sheppard, Doar, Wood, Lyons, Ziegler, Frank, Fink, J. Gardner (DNS) Shirley


Heat No. 2 (10 laps – Top 3 Transfer): Richards, Marlar, Lloyd, Ivey, McCreadie, Satterlee, Lowery, Lobb, Gordon (DNS) B. Gardner



Heat No. 3 (10 laps – Top 3 Transfer): Clanton, Eckert, McCool, McBride, Roberts, Hotovy, Johnson, George, Robinson, Collins


Heat No. 4 (10 laps – Top 3 Transfer): Feger, Davies, C. Smith, Sullivan, Fuller, Decker, Garvin, Sandercock, Kirkpatrick (DNS) Shaver


Heat No. 5 (10 laps – Top 3 Transfer): Moyer, Coffey, Moyer Jr., Stone, Heckenast, Augspurger, Hawkins, Weaver, Morris (DNS) Hammerle


B-Main No. 1 (12 laps – Top 4 Transfer): Roberts, Wood, Robinson, Lowery, Johnson, Lobb, Lyons, Fink, Ziegler, B. Gardner, J. Gardner, Satterlee, Frank, Gordon, McCreadie, Ivey (DNS) Lance, Shirley

B-Main No. 2 (12 laps – Top 4 Transfer): Heckenast, McBride, Hawkins, Stone, Fuller, Hotovy, Garvin, Sullivan, Decker, Augspurger, George, Morris, Weaver, Sandercock, Hammerle, Kirkpatrick (DNS) Collins, Shaver

World of Outlaws Late Model Series Contingency Award Winners:


Arizona Sport Shirts ($100 product certificate to 23rd-place finisher I n A-Main or next highest w/decal): Casey Roberts


Armor All (one case of product to highest-finishing non-WoO team in A-Main or next highest w/decal): Bub McCool


Cometic Gasket ($50 cash to 12th-place finisher in A-Main or next highest w/decal): Clint Smith


Comp Cams ($50 cash to 10th-place finisher in A-Main or next highest w/decal): Vic Coffey


Comp Cams ($50 product certificate to A-Main winner or next highest w/decal): Josh Richards


Dominator ($50 cash to 6th-place finisher in A-Main or next highest w/decal): Jason Feger


Eibach Springs (one free spring to each B-Main winner or next highest w/decal): Casey Roberts/Frankie Heckenast Jr.


Gravely ($50 cash to 7th-place finisher in A-Main or next highest w/decal): Brandon Sheppard


JE Pistons ($50 cash to 16th-place finisher in A-Main or next highest w/decal): Pat Doar


JE Pistons (one compete set of JE Pro Seal rings to 11th-place finisher or next highest w/decal - $285 value): Rick Eckert


JE Pistons (one complete set of JE Pro Seal rings to 21st-place finisher or next highest w/decal - $285 value): Ron Davies


MSD Ignition ($50 cash to A-Main winner or next highest w/decal): Josh Richards


MSD Ignition ($25 cash to 24th-place finisher in A-Main or next highest w/decal): Ivedent Lloyd Jr.


Ohlins Pole Award ($50 cash to fast qualifier or next highest w/decal): Ron Davies


Quartermaster ($100 product certificate to A-Main winner or next highest w/decal): Darrell Lanigan


Quartermaster ($50 product certificate to 5th-place finisher in A-Main or next highest w/decal): Mike Marlar


Quartermaster ($25 product certificate to 15th-place finisher in A-Main or next highest w/decal): Shane Clanton


Roush-Yates Performance Products ($50 cash to 4th-place finisher in A-Main or next highest w/decal): Brandon Sheppard


Roush-Yates Performance Products (carburetor repair kit to 18th-place finish in A-Main or next highest w/decal - $100 value): Frankie Heckenast Jr.


Roush-Yates Lap Leader Award (one pair of Wiley X Sunglasses to driver who leads most laps in A-Main): Josh Richards


STP ($50 cash to 2nd-place finisher in A-Main or next highest w/decal): Darrell Lanigan


SuperFlow ($50 cash to 14th-place finisher in A-Main or next highest w/decal): Shane Clanton


VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash to 9th-place finisher in A-Main or next highest w/decal): Tim McCreadie


VP Racing Fuels ‘Nice Jugs Award’ (one VP 5-gallon container to fastest qualifier who misses A-Main or next highest with decal - $30 value): Gregg Satterlee


WIX Filters ($50 cash to 13th-place finisher in A-Main or next highest w/decal): Shane Clanton


Wrisco Aluminum (three sheets of aluminum to A-Main winner if decal displayed - $200 value): Darrell Lanigan


XS Power ($50 cash to 3rd-place finisher in A-Main or next highest w/decal): Bub McCool


XS Power ($60 product certificate to 8th-place finisher in A-Main or next highest w/decal): Brandon Sheppard


XS ‘Power Move of the Race’ ($60 product certificate): Josh Richards

2012 World of Outlaws Late Model Series Point Standings as of Feb. 17 – 3 A-Mains completed (rank/driver/points/deficit to leader):


1. Darrell Lanigan 446


2. Josh Richards 438 (-8)


3. Shane Clanton 406 (-40)


4. Rick Eckert 402 (-44)


5. Bub McCool 394 (-52)


6. Chub Frank 386 (-60)


7. Tim McCreadie 384 (-62)


8. Mike Marlar 382 (-64)


9. Jared Hawkins 376 (-70)


10. Clint Smith 374 (-72)


11. Vic Coffey 372 (-74)


12. Ron Davies 366 (-80)


13. Brandon Sheppard 364 (-82)


14. Pat Doar 348 (-98)


15. Kent Robinson 336 (-110)


16. John Lobb 326 (-120)


17. Gregg Satterlee 312 (-134)


18. Tim Fuller 310 (-136)


19. Billy Moyer Jr. 308 (-138)


20. Billy Moyer 304 (-142)


LISTEN ONLINE: If fans can’t get to a track to see the World of Outlaws Late Model Series, they can experience the excitement of the nation’s premier tour live on DIRTvision.com through the DIRT Radio Network.


To listen to the free audio broadcasts, log on to http://www.dirtvision.com/welcome.php and click on the DIRT Radio Network logo.

BLOGGING: WoO LMS fans can now read interesting stories from the road by checking out two blogs –‘Life As An Outlaw’ by series announcer Rick Eshelman and ‘The Scoop With Scoop’ by tour P.R. director Kevin Kovac. Both blogs can be accessed by clicking on the preceding links or the specific ‘Blog’ buttons on the right-hand side of http://www.woolms.com/

The World of Outlaws Late Model Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Company), Armor All (Official Car Care Products), Hoosier Racing Tires (Official Racing Tires), STP (Official Fuel Treatment), Vicci (Official Uniform), VP Racing (Official Racing Fuel), DirtonDirt.com (Hard Charger Award), McCarthy’s One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning (Raye Vest Memorial Pill Draw Award), Chizmark Larson Insurance, Factory Value Parts and RacingJunk.com; in addition to contingency sponsors Comp Cams, Eibach Springs, JE Pistons, MSD Ignition, Ohlins Shocks, Pro Power Engines, Quartermaster, Rocket Chassis, R2C Performance, Superflow Dynos, Wix Filters and Wrisco Aluminum.

 

 

 

 

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Rain Pushes Completion of Friday's Event to Sunday Afternoon

 

Grandstands open 11 a.m., hot laps 12:30 p.m.; Saturday program unchanged

 

BARBERVILLE, Fla. - Feb. 17, 2012 - Just when it appeared Volusia Speedway Park would be in the clear, more rain began to fall late Friday night, forcing officials to postpone the remainder of the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series season opener and the DIRTcar UMP Modified program to Sunday afternoon, creating a huge day of action at the UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit Racing Equipment.


 

With qualifying already completed for the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars and two more groups of qualifying for UMP Modifieds, the event will pick up on Sunday afternoon before the regularly scheduled full evening program. The pits will open at 10 a.m., grandstands at 11 a.m. and hot laps at 12:30 p.m. followed by racing. 75 DIRTcar UMP Modifieds were on hand Friday night for UNOH DIRTcar Nationals by Summit competition.


 

Friday night's tickets will be good for Sunday afternoon's continuation of the postponed event.


 

Saturday's event remains as scheduled, with grandstands opening at 5 p.m., hot laps at 6 p.m. and racing at 7:30 p.m. for the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series and the DIRTcar UMP Modified Gator Championship first qualifying night.


 

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Lanigan Turns Back Challenge From Richards To Top Opening Night Of Bubba Army Late Model Winter Nationals




Kentucky Star Remains Undefeated In Three Career World of Outlaws Late Model Series Starts At Bubba Raceway Park



OCALA, FL – Feb. 16, 2012 – Darrell Lanigan owns Bubba Raceway Park.

The 41-year-old star from Union, Ky., emerged victorious in Thursday night’s 40-lap Bubba Army Late Model Winter Nationals opener, remaining undefeated in three career World of Outlaws Late Model Series starts at the three-eighths-mile oval.

Lanigan drove off the outside pole starting spot to lead the A-Main from flag-to-flag, but his third win at BRP in as many years did not come without a fight. He had to stave off a strong late-race challenge from Josh Richards of Shinnston, W.Va., to preserve a triumph worth $8,700.

The race also gave Lanigan back-to-back wins to start the 2012 WoO LMS campaign and was his 28th career checkered flag on the national tour, tying him with Steve Francis for second on the win list since 2004.

“This new (Rocket) chassis out of the box has been awesome,” said Lanigan, who won the WoO LMS season opener on Feb. 11 at Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania, Ga. “And a brand-new Cornell motor – man, he’s putting the power down. I think we got some motor for ‘em this year.”

Richards, 23, slid to the inside of Lanigan rounding turns one and two on lap 38, but his bid was thwarted when Lanigan pulled ahead down the backstretch. The two-time WoO LMS champion settled for a runner-up finish in his father’s Rocket car, 1.174 seconds behind Lanigan.

Shane Clanton of Fayetteville, Ga., finished third in the Kennedy Motorsports Capital Race Car after climbing as high as second from the fifth starting spot. Mike Marlar of Winfield, Tenn., who hopes to follow the WoO LMS for the first time in 2012, placed fourth in the Bryson Motorsports Rocket and Gregg Satterlee of Rochester Mills, Pa., advanced from the 11th starting spot to complete the top five in a Rocket machine.

Lanigan, who outgunned the pole-sitting Richards for the lead at the initial green flag, nearly become too conservative with the finish in sight.

“I looked at Josh’s tires under that last caution (lap 30) and I saw they were blistered,” said Lanigan. “I thought mine were gonna blow out, so I was trying to take it a little easy and I almost got passed (by Richards on lap 38).

“It got interesting there. He got in there real hard (in turns one and two), but he raced me real clean and I really got to thank him a lot.”

Richards, who slipped to fifth on the opening lap, battled back to second place by lap 14. It took him until lap 38 to draw close enough to Lanigan to make a serious bid for the lead.

“I kind of killed my tires trying to get back up through there, but I gave it all I had those last few laps,” said Richards, who has two runner-up finishes, a fourth and a fifth in four career starts at BRP. “I drove off in there (in turns one and two) and I knew I left just enough room where (Lanigan would) be fine. If he messed up just a little bit I could’ve prevailed, but he held us off.”

Clanton, 36, briefly threatened Lanigan early in the A-Main before losing contact with the leader. He settled into third place for the final 26 circuits to secure his second top-five finish in as many starts this season.

“I thought I had something for Darrell, but he found that bottom where he could just get off of turn four,” said Clanton. “He was better than me in one and two also and Josh was able to slip by us for second, so we just maintained the rest of the way. But I feel good about the car. To keep pace with these two, it feels good right now.”

Marlar, 33, saw his hopes of registering his first-ever WoO LMS victory effectively evaporate once two caution flags and one red flag flew between laps 27 and 30. Prior to that, he appeared ready to challenge the leaders.

“I put a harder right-rear tire on than they had,” said Marlar, who started fifth and was attempting to overtake Clanton for third when the race’s first caution flag was needed on lap 27. “It took me about 20 laps to get going, so right before that first caution flag came out I was able to get to them. But after the caution and then that red (on lap 28), we just weren’t the same.”

Satterlee, 25, cracked the top five on a lap-28 restart and stayed there to the finish. He fell one spot short of matching his career-best finish on the WoO LMS.

Young BRP Late Model regular Dillon Wood of Daytona Beach, Fla., finished sixth, earning a best-ever placing in WoO LMS competition. Clint Smith of Senoia, Ga., moved forward from the 16th starting spot to finish seventh, followed by Chub Frank of Bear Lake, Pa., reigning BRP Late Model champion Ivedent Lloyd Jr. of Ocala, Fla., and defending WoO LMS titlist Rick Eckert of York, Pa.

The race’s two caution flags were caused by Rookie of the Year contender Jared Hawkins of Fairmont, W.Va., who slowed with a flat left rear tire on lap 27, and Tim McCreadie of Watertown, N.Y., who stopped on lap 30 while running 10th and pitted to change his car’s bald right-rear tire.

The most serious accident occurred on lap 28 when Tim Fuller of Watertown, N.Y., clipped the outside wall between turns one and flip and barrel-rolled. He escaped the accident uninjured and said his car sustained mostly body damage.

With 51 cars signed in for action, Richards was fastest in Ohlins Shocks Time Trials. He turned a blistering lap of 13.994 seconds on a track that sported steeper banking and a wider surface than it did when the WoO LMS last visited in March 2011.

Richards established a new track record, shattering the former standard of 14.873 seconds set by Austin Hubbard on March 25, 2011.

Heat winners were Richards, Marlar, Billy Moyer of Batesville, Ark., Lanigan and Clanton. The B-Mains were captured by Clint Smith and WoO LMS rookie Bub McCool of Vicksburg, Miss.

With the five-heat WoO LMS format producing a 25-car field, Keyser’s Port City Racing and Integra Shocks provided backing for the extra starting spot.

The Bubba Army Late Model Winter Nationals continue on Friday (Feb. 17) with a 50-lap A-Main paying $10,000 to win and Saturday (Feb. 18) with a 60-lap grand finale offering a $12,000 top prize. Hot laps are scheduled to start at 6 p.m. each day and racing is set to get the green flag at 7 p.m.

More information on the Bubba Army Late Model Winter Nationals is available by logging on to www.bubbaracewaypark.com  or calling 352-622-9400.

For more information on the WoO LMS, visit www.worldofoutlaws.com

Fans can also follow the WoO LMS on Twitter at Twitter.com/WoOLateModels and Facebook at Facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws .


Results of WoO Late Model Series ‘Bubba Army Late Model Winter Nationals’ Night at Bubba Raceway Park (Finishing Position/Start/Driver/Laps Completed/Money Won):


1. (2) Darrell Lanigan/40 $8,650


2. (1) Josh Richards/40 $4,700


3. (4) Shane Clanton/40 $3,250


4. (5) Mike Marlar/40 $2,800


5. (11) Gregg Satterlee/40 $2,000


6. (6) Dillon Wood/40 $1,700


7. (16) Clint Smith/40 $1,950


8. (7) Chub Frank/40 $1,850


9. (9) Ivedent Lloyd Jr./40 $1,250


10. (13) Rick Eckert/40 $1,750


11. (12) Ron Davies/40 $1,600


12. (21) Brandon Sheppard/40 $900


13. (15) Pat Doar/40 $1,450


14. (17) Bub McCool/40 $850


15. (8) Jared Hawkins/40 $750


16. (20) Jason Feger/40 $750


17. (24) Vic Coffey/40 $1,210


18. (10) Tim McCreadie/40 $1,190


19. (22) Tim Lance/40 $620


20. (14) Billy Moyer Jr./40 $610


21. (25) John Lobb/40 $600


22. (19) Kent Robinson/39 $600


23. (23) Tyler Ivey/39 $600


24. (3) Billy Moyer/29 $725


25. (18) Tim Fuller/28 $1,150




* Earnings include Winners Circle program and cash contingency award bonuses




Margin of Victory: 1.174 Secs.


Yellow Flags: 2 (Laps 27, 30); 1 Red Flag (Lap 28)


Lap Leaders: Lanigan (1-40)


Provisional Starters: Coffey, Lobb


Rookie of the Race: Sheppard ($250)


WoO LMS ‘Bonus Bucks’ Winner: Marlar ($500)




Ohlins Shocks Time Trial Results (Position/No./Driver/Hometown/Best Lap):




1. 1-Josh Richards/Shinnston, WV 13.994 (NTR)


2. 5b-Mike Marlar/Winfield, TN 14.127


3. 57J-Bub McCool/Vicksburg, MS 14.164


4. 29-Darrell Lanigan/Union, KY 14.195


5. 25-Shane Clanton/Fayetteville, GA 14.256


6. 1W-Dillon Wood/Daytona Beach, FL 14.334


7. 71d-Ron Davies/Warren, PA 14.360


8. 21-Billy Moyer/Batesville, AR 14.401


9. 21Jr.-Billy Moyer Jr./Batesville, AR 14.409


10. 39-Tim McCreadie/Watertown, NY 14.410


11. 22s-Gregg Satterlee/Rochester Mills, PA 14.415


12. 25F-Jason Feger/Bloomington, IL 14.495


13. 37-Jared Hawkins/Fairmont, WV 14.502


14. 7R-Kent Robinson/Bloomington, IN 14.503


15. 11-Pat Doar/New Richmond, WI 14.519


16. 49-Greg Johnson/Bedford, IN 14.538


17. J4-John Garvin Jr./Sarver, PA 14.541


18. 24-Rick Eckert/York, PA 14.544


19. 81-Ivedent Lloyd Jr./Ocala, FL 14.556


20. 77-Jason McBride/Carbondale, IL 14.571


21. 32c-Vic Coffey/Caledonia, NY 14.595


22. 44-Clint Smith/Senoia, GA 14.696


23. 25Z-Mason Ziegler/Chalk Hill, PA 14.715


24. 8-John Lowery/Bakersfield, CA 14.728


25. 3s-Brian Shirley/Chatham, IL 14.737


26. 19-Tim Fuller/Watertown, NY 14.758


27. 1*-Chub Frank/Bear Lake, PA 14.764


28. 11K-Austin Kirkpatrick/Ocala, FL 14.809


29. 80-Nick Lyons/Centralia, IL 14.825


30. 6-Steve Shaver/Vienna, WV 14.844


31. 35-Christian Augspurger/Palm Beach Gardens, FL 14.867


32. 48-Tim Lance/Brimfield, IL 14.873


33. 47-Tyler Ivey/Tallahassee, FL 14.890


34. b5-Brandon Sheppard/New Berlin, IL 14.892


35. 1s-Jack Sullivan/Greenbrier, AR 14.940


36. B12-Kevin Weaver/Gibson City, IL 14.943


37. 3C-Mike Collins/Carter Lake, IA 15.026


38. 13-J.R. Hotovy/Covert, MI 15.094


39. 38G-John Gardner Jr./Germantown Hills, IL 15.095


40. 21d-Dan Stone/Thompson, PA 15.127


41. 28-John Lobb/Frewsburg, NY 15.159


42. 22G-Jill George/Cedar Falls, IA 15.252


43. 91-Billy Decker/Unadilla, NY 15.307


44. 77M-Jay Morris/Watseka, IL 15.374


45. 57-Charlie Sandercock/Belleville, ONT 15.391


46. 4G-Bob Gardner/Matamoras, IL 15.521


47. 16H-Mike Hammerle/St. Charles, MO 15.598


48. 15-Alan Fink/Brewerton, NY 15.867


49. 33F-Jim Fletcher/Chatham, ONT 17.021


50. 33-Don Gordon/Chatham, ONT N/T


51. 75-Larry Plummer Jr./Warsaw, IN N/T




Heat No. 1 (10 laps – Top 3 Transfer): Richards, Wood, Satterlee, Johnson, Fuller, Coffey, Weaver, Augspurger, Lobb, B. Gardner (DNS) Plummer




Heat No. 2 (10 laps – Top 3 Transfer): Marlar, Frank, Davies, C. Smith, Feger, Lance, George, Garvin, Collins (DNS) Hammerle




Heat No. 3 (10 laps – Top 3 Transfer): Moyer, Hawkins, Eckert, McCool, Kirkpatrick, Ivey, Decker, Hotovy, Ziegler, Fink




Heat No. 4 (10 laps – Top 3 Transfer): Lanigan, Lloyd, Moyer Jr., Sheppard, Robinson, Morris, J. Gardner, Fletcher, Lyons, Lowery




Heat No. 5 (10 laps – Top 3 Transfer): Clanton, McCreadie, Doar, McBride, Shaver, Sullivan, Shirley, Stone, Sandercock, Gordon




B-Main No. 1 (12 laps – Top 4 Transfer): C. Smith, Fuller, Feger, Lance, Coffey, Decker, George, Lobb, Ziegler, B. Gardner, Hammerle, Augspurger, Kirkpatrick, Weaver (DNS) Johnson, Garvin, Collins, Plummer




B-Main No. 2 (12 laps – Top 4 Transfer): McCool, Robinson, Sheppard, Ivey, Sullivan, Shaver, Stone, Hotovy, Sandercock, McBride, Morris, J. Gardner, Fletcher, Gordon (DNS) Shirley, Lyons, Fink, Lowery




2012 World of Outlaws Late Model Series Point Standings as of - A-Mains completed (rank/driver/wins/top-5s/top-10s/earnings/points/deficit to leader):




World of Outlaws Late Model Series Contingency Award Winners:




Arizona Sport Shirts ($100 product certificate to 23rd-place finisher I n A-Main or next highest w/decal): Mason Ziegler


Armor All (one case of product to highest-finishing non-WoO team in A-Main or next highest w/decal): Mike Marlar


Cometic Gasket ($50 cash to 12th-place finisher in A-Main or next highest w/decal): Pat Doar


Comp Cams ($50 cash to 10th-place finisher in A-Main or next highest w/decal): Rick Eckert


Comp Cams ($50 product certificate to A-Main winner or next highest w/decal): Darrell Lanigan


Dominator ($50 cash to 6th-place finisher in A-Main or next highest w/decal): Dillon Wood


Eibach Springs (one free spring to each B-Main winner or next highest w/decal): Bub McCool/Mason Ziegler


Gravely ($50 cash to 7th-place finisher in A-Main or next highest w/decal): Clint Smith


JE Pistons ($50 cash to 16th-place finisher in A-Main or next highest w/decal): Jason Feger


JE Pistons (one compete set of JE Pro Seal rings to 11th-place finisher or next highest w/decal - $285 value): Ron Davies


JE Pistons (one complete set of JE Pro Seal rings to 21st-place finisher or next highest w/decal - $285 value): Kent Robinson


MSD Ignition ($50 cash to A-Main winner or next highest w/decal): Josh Richards


MSD Ignition ($25 cash to 24th-place finisher in A-Main or next highest w/decal): Billy Moyer


Ohlins Pole Award ($50 cash to fast qualifier or next highest w/decal): Ron Davies


Quartermaster ($100 product certificate to A-Main winner or next highest w/decal): Darrell Lanigan


Quartermaster ($50 product certificate to 5th-place finisher in A-Main or next highest w/decal): Dillon Wood


Quartermaster ($25 product certificate to 15th-place finisher in A-Main or next highest w/decal): Vic Coffey


Roush-Yates Performance Products ($50 cash to 4th-place finisher in A-Main or next highest w/decal): Ivedent Lloyd Jr.


Roush-Yates Performance Products (carburetor repair kit to 18th-place finish in A-Main or next highest w/decal - $100 value): Brandon Sheppard


Roush-Yates Lap Leader Award (one pair of Wiley X Sunglasses to driver who leads most laps in A-Main): Darrell Lanigan


STP ($50 cash to 2nd-place finisher in A-Main or next highest w/decal): Josh Richards


SuperFlow ($50 cash to 14th-place finisher in A-Main or next highest w/decal): Bub McCool


VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash to 9th-place finisher in A-Main or next highest w/decal): Ron Davies


VP Racing Fuels ‘Nice Jugs Award’ (one VP 5-gallon container to fastest qualifier who misses A-Main or next highest with decal - $30 value): Greg Johnson


WIX Filters ($50 cash to 13th-place finisher in A-Main or next highest w/decal): Pat Doar


Wrisco Aluminum (three sheets of aluminum to A-Main winner if decal displayed - $200 value): Darrell Lanigan


XS Power ($50 cash to 3rd-place finisher in A-Main or next highest w/decal): Dillon Wood


XS Power ($60 product certificate to 8th-place finisher in A-Main or next highest w/decal): Chub Frank


XS ‘Power Move of the Race’ ($60 product certificate): Clint Smith




2012 World of Outlaws Late Model Series Point Standings as of Feb. 16 – 2 A-Mains completed (rank/driver/points/deficit to leader):




1. Darrell Lanigan 300


2. Josh Richards 288 (-12)


3. Shane Clanton 284 (-16)


4. Rick Eckert 274 (-26)


5. Ron Davies 260 (-40)


6. Jared Hawkins 256 (-44)


7. Tim McCreadie 252 (-48)


8. (tie) Bub McCool 250 (-50)


8. (tie) Chub Frank 250 (-50)


10. Clint Smith 248 (-52)


11. (tie) Vic Coffey 242 (-58)


11. (tie) Mike Marlar 242 (-58)


13. Gregg Satterlee 236 (-64)


14. (tie) Pat Doar 230 (-70)


14. (tie) Brandon Sheppard 230 (-70)


16. Kent Robinson 226 (-74)


17. Steve Shaver 222 (-78)


18. John Lobb 218 (-82)


19. (tie) Jack Sullivan 214 (-86)


19. (tie) Tim Fuller 214 (-86)




LISTEN ONLINE: If fans can’t get to a track to see the World of Outlaws Late Model Series, they can experience the excitement of the nation’s premier tour live on DIRTvision.com through the DIRT Radio Network.

To listen to the free audio broadcasts, log on to http://www.dirtvision.com/welcome.php  and click on the DIRT Radio Network logo.

BLOGGING: WoO LMS fans can now read interesting stories from the road by checking out two blogs –‘Life As An Outlaw’ by series announcer Rick Eshelman and ‘The Scoop With Scoop’ by tour P.R. director Kevin Kovac. Both blogs can be accessed by clicking on the preceding links or the specific ‘Blog’ buttons on the right-hand side of http://www.woolms.com/

The World of Outlaws Late Model Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Company), Armor All (Official Car Care Products), Hoosier Racing Tires (Official Racing Tires), STP (Official Fuel Treatment), Vicci (Official Uniform), VP Racing (Official Racing Fuel), DirtonDirt.com (Hard Charger Award), McCarthy’s One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning (Raye Vest Memorial Pill Draw Award), Chizmark Larson Insurance, Factory Value Parts and RacingJunk.com; in addition to contingency sponsors Comp Cams, Eibach Springs, JE Pistons, MSD Ignition, Ohlins Shocks, Pro Power Engines, Quartermaster, Rocket Chassis, R2C Performance, Superflow Dynos, Wix Filters and Wrisco Aluminum.

 

 

 

 

 

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Take Another Bite: Kenny Wallace Captures Second Volusia Victory

 

University of Northwestern Ohio Drivers Take Three of the Top Five Spots

BARBERVILLE, Fla. - Feb. 16, 2012 - For the second straight night, an emphatic Kenny Wallace found his way to UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit Racing Equipment victory lane at Volusia Speedway Park.

Wallace, who was raised in Arnold, Mo., gave credit to his crew first and foremost in the winner's circle.

"All the credit goes to my guys and crew chief Billy Smith of Farmington, Mo., who will pilot my car (in qualifying Friday) while I participate in activities surrounding next weekend's Daytona 500. For me to compete with guys like Michael Long who won the most DIRTcar UMP Modified features last year means a lot," Wallace said. "I've finally started to run good in the dry slick"

For the second night in a row, Long, of Quincy, Ill., saw Wallace drive past him to victory. Long finished in the runner-up position, up two spots from his run on Wednesday night. Wallace's fellow UNOH teammates - Ty Dillon of Welcome, N.C., and Ken Schrader of Concord, N.C. - finished third and fourth while Mike Wedelstadt of Fremont, Wis., rounded out the top five.

Steve Arpin, the 2007 UNOH DIRTcar Nationals by Summit UMP Modified champion from Fort Frances, Ontario, won the evening's Bulrush Dash for non-qualifiers.

There were 77 DIRTcar UMP Modifieds on hand for the third of eight nights of competition.

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A-Main (20 Laps) - 1. 36 - Kenny Wallace; 2. 18L - Michael Long; 3. 41 - Ty Dillon; 4. 9 - Kenny Schrader; 5. 77 - Mike Wedelstadt; 6. 77K - Joey Kramer; 7. 3 - Austin Dillon; 8. 18C - Matt Cooper; 9. 10Y - Trent Young; 10. 10 - Brian Barber; 11. 90 - Jason Beaulieu; 12. 22s - Chad Kinder; 13. 7b - Jeff Babcock; 14. 1G - Devin Gilpin; 15. 40b - Kyle Bronson; 16. 28 - Paul Miles; 17. 44 - Dave Hess Jr; 18. 75 - Bart Hartman; 19. 1s - Brian Shaw; 20. 3L - Jeff Leka; 21. 18M - David McWilliams; 22. 2H - Nick Hoffman; 23. 33 - Jeff Mathews; 24. 64C - Gary Cook Jr; 25. 47 - Collin Thirlby; 26. OO - Buzzie Ruetiman; 27. 22T - Tony Anderson; 28. 65 - Todd Sherman;

Qualifying Group 1: 1. 3 - Austin Dillon; 2. 10Y - Trent Young; 3. 129 - Rob Penny; 4. 155 - Jimmy Payne; 5. '0 - Mark Dickson; 6. 64L - Dan Leatherman; 7. '05 - Dave Wietholder; 8. 2 - Josh Ulrich; 9. 83 - J.R. Mason; 10. 89W - Rick Weitekamp;

Qualifying Group 2: 1. 40b - Kyle Bronson; 2. 41 - Ty Dillon; 3. '0J - Bryce Jewell; 4. 75 - Bart Hartman; 5. 35 - Steve Arpin; 6. K12 - Scotty Kincaid; 7. 64C - Gary Cook Jr; 8. 44 - Dave Hess Jr; 9. '00 - Kody Weisner; 10. d4 - Dave Jamison;

Qualifying Group 3: 1. 36 - Kenny Wallace; 2. 18 - Jared Allison; 3. 7b - Jeff Babcock; 4. 65 - Todd Sherman; 5. 92 - Joel Watson; 6. 1G - Devin Gilpin; 7. 145 - Jason Davis; 8. 41G - Matt Goulden; 9. 1 - Travis Fleshman; 10. 13T - Jim Thorpe;

Qualifying Group 4: 1. 67 - Garrett Stewart; 2. 18L - Michael Long; 3. 10 - Brian Barber; 4. 16 - Travis Dickson; 5. 22T - Tony Anderson; 6. '08 - Jake Griffin; 7. 2X - Brady Gerdes; 8. '01 - Chris Puskas; 9. 12G - Jason Gross; 10. z1 - George Catanzano;

Qualifying Group 5: 1. 33 - Jeff Mathews; 2. 77 - Mike Wedelstadt; 3. 25 - Tyler Nicely; 4. 182 - Randle Sweeney; 5. 8c - Tyler Carpenter; 6. 2H - Nick Hoffman; 7. 3L - Jeff Leka; 8. 12s - Matt Shaddic; 9. 72 - Todd Neiheiser; 10. 15 - Dave Baker;

Qualifying Group 6: 1. 90 - Jason Beaulieu; 2. 22s - Chad Kinder; 3. 18C - Matt Cooper; 4. 77L - Dalton Lanich; 5. 115 - Brandon Smith; 6. 15R - Rich Robinson Jr; 7. 77g - Gavin Landers; 8. 18s - Dave Schroeder; 9. 24 - Brad Waits;

Qualifying Group 7: 1. 9 - Kenny Schrader; 2. 6b - Dale Baldwin; 3. OO - Buzzie Ruetiman; 4. 26 - Bob Gierke; 5. d48 - Derek Groomer; 6. 28 - Paul Miles; 7. 64a - Matt Weston; 8. 11 - Richie Tosh; 9. 8T - Bobby Teutrine;

Qualifying Group 8: 1. 1s - Brian Shaw; 2. 77K - Joey Kramer; 3. 47 - Collin Thirlby; 4. 17X - Richie Michael; 5. 18M - David McWilliams; 6. 8 - Levi Kissinger; 7. '00d - Shaun Daugharty; 8. 4-Oct - Wade Wiseman; 9. 65m - Michael Davis;

Heat 1: 1. 10Y - Trent Young; 2. 3 - Austin Dillon; 3. 129 - Rob Penny; 4. '0 - Mark Dickson; 5. '05 - Dave Wietholder; 6. 2 - Josh Ulrich; 7. 64L - Dan Leatherman; 8. 89W - Rick Weitekamp; 9. 155 - Jimmy Payne; DNS 83 - J.R. Mason;

Heat 2: 1. 41 - Ty Dillon; 2. 40b - Kyle Bronson; 3. 75 - Bart Hartman; 4. '0J - Bryce Jewell; 5. 44 - Dave Hess Jr; 6. 64C - Gary Cook Jr; 7. K12 - Scotty Kincaid; 8. '00 - Kody Weisner; 9. d4 - Dave Jamison; 10. 35 - Steve Arpin;

Heat 3: 1. 36 - Kenny Wallace; 2. 7b - Jeff Babcock; 3. 1G - Devin Gilpin; 4. 18 - Jared Allison; 5. 1 - Travis Fleshman; 6. 65 - Todd Sherman; 7. 41G - Matt Goulden; 8. 145 - Jason Davis; 9. 13T - Jim Thorpe; 10. 92 - Joel Watson;

Heat 4: 1. 18L - Michael Long; 2. 10 - Brian Barber; 3. 67 - Garrett Stewart; 4. 22T - Tony Anderson; 5. '08 - Jake Griffin; 6. 12G - Jason Gross; 7. '01 - Chris Puskas; 8. 16 - Travis Dickson; 9. 2X - Brady Gerdes; DNS 21 - George Catanzano;

Heat 5: 1. 77 - Mike Wedelstadt; 2. 33 - Jeff Mathews; 3. 8c - Tyler Carpenter; 4. 3L - Jeff Leka; 5. 25 - Tyler Nicely; 6. 2H - Nick Hoffman; 7. 72 - Todd Neiheiser; 8. 182 - Randle Sweeney; 9. 15 - Dave Baker; 10. 12s - Matt Shaddic;

Heat 6: 1. 18C - Matt Cooper; 2. 90 - Jason Beaulieu; 3. 22s - Chad Kinder; 4. 77L - Dalton Lanich; 5. 115 - Brandon Smith; 6. 24 - Brad Waits; 7. 18s - Dave Schroeder; 8. 77g - Gavin Landers; 9. 15R - Rich Robinson Jr;

Heat 7: 1. 9 - Kenny Schrader; 2. OO - Buzzie Ruetiman; 3. 28 - Paul Miles; 4. 6b - Dale Baldwin; 5. 11 - Richie Tosh; 6. 26 - Bob Gierke; 7. d48 - Derek Groomer; 8. 8T - Bobby Teutrine; DNS 64a - Matt Weston;

Heat 8: 1. 77K - Joey Kramer; 2. 18M - David McWilliams; 3. 1s - Brian Shaw; 4. 17X - Richie Michael; 5. 47 - Collin Thirlby; 6. 8 - Levi Kissinger; 7. 4-Oct - Wade Wiseman; 8. '00d - Shaun Daugharty; DNS 65m - Michael Davis;

B-Main 1: 1. 75 - Bart Hartman; 2. 64C - Gary Cook Jr; 3. 44 - Dave Hess Jr; 4. 129 - Rob Penny; 5. '0J - Bryce Jewell; 6. 35 - Steve Arpin; 7. '0 - Mark Dickson; 8. '05 - Dave Wietholder; 9. 2 - Josh Ulrich; 10. '00 - Kody Weisner; 11. K12 - Scotty Kincaid; 12. d4 - Dave Jamison; 13. 155 - Jimmy Payne; 14. 64L - Dan Leatherman; DNS 89W - Rick Weitekamp; DNS 83 - J.R. Mason;

B-Main 2: 1. 1G - Devin Gilpin; 2. 22T - Tony Anderson; 3. 65 - Todd Sherman; 4. 12G - Jason Gross; 5. '08 - Jake Griffin; 6. 145 - Jason Davis; 7. 41G - Matt Goulden; 8. 92 - Joel Watson; 9. '01 - Chris Puskas; 10. 18 - Jared Allison; 11. 16 - Travis Dickson; 12. 2X - Brady Gerdes; 13. 1 - Travis Fleshman; 14. 13T - Jim Thorpe; 15. 67 - Garrett Stewart; DNS 21 - George Catanzano;

B-Main 3: 1. 22s - Chad Kinder; 2. 3L - Jeff Leka; 3. 2H - Nick Hoffman; 4. 8c - Tyler Carpenter; 5. 77L - Dalton Lanich; 6. 115 - Brandon Smith; 7. 25 - Tyler Nicely; 8. 24 - Brad Waits; 9. 15 - Dave Baker; 10. 18s - Dave Schroeder; 11. 77g - Gavin Landers; 12. 12s - Matt Shaddic; 13. 72 - Todd Neiheiser; 14. 182 - Randle Sweeney; 15. 15R - Rich Robinson Jr;

B-main 4: 1. 1s - Brian Shaw; 2. 28 - Paul Miles; 3. 47 - Collin Thirlby; 4. 11 - Richie Tosh; 5. d48 - Derek Groomer; 6. 17X - Richie Michael; 7. 8 - Levi Kissinger; 8. 26 - Bob Gierke; 9. 4-Oct - Wade Wiseman; 10. 6b - Dale Baldwin; DNS 8T - Bobby Teutrine; DNS '00d - Shaun Daugharty; DNS 64A - Matt Weston; DNS 65m - Michael Davis;

Bullrush Dash: 1. 35 - Steve Arpin; 2. '08 - Jake Griffin; 3. 129 - Rob Penny; 4. 8 - Levi Kissinger; 5. 145 - Jason Davis; 6. 41G - Matt Goulden; 7. 18s - Dave Schroeder; 8. '05 - Dave Wietholder; 9. 12s - Matt Shaddic; 10. 2X - Brady Gerdes; 11. 26 - Bob Gierke; 12. 4-Oct - Wade Wiseman; 13. '01 - Chris Puskas; 14. 2 - Josh Ulrich; 15. K12 - Scotty Kincaid; 16. 89W - Rick Weitekamp; 17. 1 - Travis Fleshman; 18. 77g - Gavin Landers; 19. 15R - Rich Robinson Jr; 20. - 92 Joel Watson

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Wallace Weaves to UNOH DIRTcar Nationals by Summit Racing Equipment Win

 

Nationwide Series driver, SPEED TV personality, adds another Volusia feature win to his record

BARBERVILLE, Fla. - Feb. 15, 2012 - Kenny Wallace found his groove Wednesday night at Volusia Speedway Park winning the 20-lap feature event, besting a record field of 78 DIRTcar UMP Modifieds at the UNOH DIRTcar Nationals presented by Summit Racing Equipment.

"It was an awesome win," said Wallace, who will attempt to qualify for the Daytona 500 next week. "What makes wins special is when you have the best modified racers in the United States. This is like a championship race every night. Every night is a big race. This isn't any old feature. To win it for my sponsor, University of Northwestern Ohio, this is awesome."

Wallace drove his UNOH DIRTcar UMP Modified to the lead past Michael Long of Quincy, Ill., on lap 9 after Long had swept to the front of the pack early from his sixth-place starting spot and held off a charge from polesitter Bart Hartman late to earn the $1,000 top prize.

Hartman finished second after battling three wide at times with Long and former UNOH DIRTcar Nationals by Summit Modified champion Dave Hess Jr., Hess would grab the third spot ahead of Long in the finishing order. Long finished fourth and Wallace's close friend Kenny Schrader of Concord, N.C. rounded out the top five.

Former DIRTcar UMP Modified National Champion Jeff Leka of Buffalo, Ill., won the evening's Bulrush Dash for non-qualifiers.

There were 78 DIRTcar UMP Modifieds on hand for the second of eight nights of competition.

For more information, go to www.DIRTcarNationals.com or follow the event on Twitter@DIRTcarNats and on Facebook at facebook.com/DIRTcarNationals.

A-Main (20 Laps) - ; 1. 36 - Kenny Wallace; 2. 75 - Bart Hartman; 3. 44 - Dave Hess Jr; 4. 18L - Michael Long; 5. 9 - Kenny Schrader; 6. 2H - Nick Hoffman; 7. 41 - Ty Dillon; 8. 22s - Chad Kinder; 9. 28 - Paul Miles; 10. 40b - Kyle Bronson; 11. 77K - Joey Kramer; 12. 64C - Gary Cook Jr; 13. 3 - Austin Dillon; 14. 1s - Brian Shaw; 15. 77L - Dalton Lanich; 16. 65 - Todd Sherman; 17. 17JE - J.E. Stalder; 18. 92 - Joel Watson; 19. 67 - Garrett Stewart; 20. 22T - Tony Anderson; 21. 182 - Randle Sweeney; 22. 10Y - Trent Young; 23. 77 - Mike Wedelstadt; 24. 15 - Dave Baker; 25. 18C - Matt Cooper; 26. 7b - Jeff Babcock; 27. K12 - Scotty Kincaid; 28. 11 - Richie Tosh.

Qualifying Group 1:

1. 9 - Kenny Schrader; 2. 92 - Joel Watson; 3. z1 - George Catanzano; 4. 75 - Bart Hartman; 5. 81 - Lawrence Sprague; 6. 182 - Randle Sweeney; 7. '0 - Mark Dickson; 8. 48 - Ralph Groomer; 9. 22T - Tony Anderson; 10. '0J - Bryce Jewell; 11. 3L - Jeff Leka; 12. 13C - Troy Clark; 13. 10 - Scott Mooers.

Qualifying Group 2:

1. 41 - Ty Dillon; 2. 22s - Chad Kinder; 3. 77 - Mike Wedelstadt; 4. 15 - Dave Baker; 5. 77L - Dalton Lanich; 6. 17 - Heath Weston; 7. 12s - Matt Shaddic; 8. '05 - Dave Wietholder; 9. 77g - Gavin Landers; 10. 145 - Jason Davis; 11. 6b - Dale Baldwin; 12. 18s - Dave Schroeder; 13. 83 - J.R. Mason.

Qualifying Group 3:

1. 25 - Tyler Nicely; 2. 7b - Jeff Babcock; 3. 36 - Kenny Wallace; 4. K12 - Scotty Kincaid; 5. 47 - Collin Thirlby; 6. 44 - Dave Hess Jr; 7. 72 - Todd Neiheiser; 8. 17JE - J.E. Stalder; 9. 9M - Dale Mathison; 10. 115 - Brandon Smith; 11. 66 - Dale Murray; 12. '08 - Jake Griffin; 13. 1 - Travis Fleshman.

Qualifying Group 4 :

1. 28 - Paul Miles; 2. 16 - Travis Dickson; 3. 10Y - Trent Young; 4. 11 - Richie Tosh; 5. 18M - David McWilliams; 6. 1G - Devin Gilpin; 7. 77K - Joey Kramer; 8. 65M - Michael Davis; 9. 18 - Jared Allison; 10. 2X - Brady Gerdes; 11. d4 - Dave Jamison; 12. '01 - Chris Puskas; 13. 24 - Brad Waits.

Qualifying Group 5:

1. 3 - Austin Dillon; 2. 2H - Nick Hoffman; 3. 18C - Matt Cooper; 4. 17X - Richie Michael; 5. 90 - Jason Beaulieu; 6. '00 - Kody Weisner; 7. 27M - Roger Moser; 8. 2 - Josh Ulrich; 9. 26 - Bob Gierke; 10. 129 - Rob Penny; 11. 155 - Jimmy Payne; 12. 4-Oct - Wade Wiseman; 13. 8T - Bobby Teutrine.

Qualifying Group 6:

1. 40b - Kyle Bronson; 2. 15R - Rich Robinson Jr; 3. 18L - Michael Long; 4. 67 - Garrett Stewart; 5. 64C - Gary Cook Jr; 6. 65 - Todd Sherman; 7. 1s - Brian Shaw; 8. 8 - Levi Kissinger; 9. 41G - Matt Goulden; 10. 13T - Jim Thorpe; 11. '00d - Shaun Daugharty; 12. 64L - Dan Leatherman; 13. 89W - Rick Weitekamp.

Heat 1:

1. 75 - Bart Hartman; 2. 9 - Kenny Schrader; 3. 92 - Joel Watson; 4. 182 - Randle Sweeney; 5. 22T - Tony Anderson; 6. '0J - Bryce Jewell; 7. '0 - Mark Dickson; 8. 3L - Jeff Leka; 9. 48 - Ralph Groomer; 10. 10 - Scott Mooers; 11. 13C - Troy Clark; 12. 81 - Lawrence Sprague; 13. z1 - George Catanzano.

Heat 2:

1. 77 - Mike Wedelstadt; 2. 41 - Ty Dillon; 3. 22s - Chad Kinder; 4. 15 - Dave Baker; 5. 77L - Dalton Lanich; 6. '05 - Dave Wietholder; 7. 77g - Gavin Landers; 8. 6b - Dale Baldwin; 9. 12s - Matt Shaddic; 10. 18s - Dave Schroeder; 11. 145 - Jason Davis; 12. 17 - Heath Weston; DNS 83 - J.R. Mason.

Heat 3:

1. 36 - Kenny Wallace; 2. 44 - Dave Hess Jr; 3. K12 - Scotty Kincaid; 4. 25 - Tyler Nicely; 5. 17JE - J.E. Stalder; 6. 7b - Jeff Babcock; 7. 72 - Todd Neiheiser; 8. 47 - Collin Thirlby; 9. 115 - Brandon Smith; 10. 66 - Dale Murray; 11. '08 - Jake Griffin; 12. 1 - Travis Fleshman; 13. 9M - Dale Mathison.

Heat 4:

1. 10Y - Trent Young; 2. 11 - Richie Tosh; 3. 28 - Paul Miles; 4. 77K - Joey Kramer; 5. 18M - David McWilliams; 6. d4 - Dave Jamison; 7. 24 - Brad Waits; 8. 65M - Michael Davis; 9. 16 - Travis Dickson; 10. 1G - Devin Gilpin; 11. '01 - Chris Puskas; 12. 18 - Jared Allison; 13. 2X - Brady Gerdes.

Heat 5:

1. 2H - Nick Hoffman; 2. 3 - Austin Dillon; 3. 18C - Matt Cooper; 4. 129 - Rob Penny; 5. '00 - Kody Weisner; 6. 26 - Bob Gierke; 7. 2 - Josh Ulrich; 8. 27M - Roger Moser; 9. 155 - Jimmy Payne; 10. 17X - Richie Michael; 11. 90 - Jason Beaulieu; 12. 4-Oct - Wade Wiseman; 13. 8T - Bobby Teutrine.

Heat 6:

1. 18L - Michael Long; 2. 40b - Kyle Bronson; 3. 64C - Gary Cook Jr; 4. 67 - Garrett Stewart; 5. 41G - Matt Goulden; 6. 1s - Brian Shaw; 7. '00d - Shaun Daugharty; 8. 64L - Dan Leatherman; 9. 89W - Rick Weitekamp; 10. 13T - Jim Thorpe; 11. 65 - Todd Sherman; 12. 15R - Rich Robinson Jr; 13. 8 - Levi Kissinger.

B-Main 1:

1. 15 - Dave Baker; 2. 182 - Randle Sweeney; 3. 77L - Dalton Lanich; 4. 22T - Tony Anderson; 5. 3L - Jeff Leka; 6. 77g - Gavin Landers; 7. 6b - Dale Baldwin; 8. 17 - Heath Weston; 9. '0 - Mark Dickson; 10. 18s - Dave Schroeder; 11. 48 - Ralph Groomer; 12. 12s - Matt Shaddic; 13. '0J - Bryce Jewell; 14. '05 - Dave Wietholder; 15. 10 - Scott Mooers; DNS 13C - Troy Clark; DNS 145 - Jason Davis; DNS 81 - Lawrence Sprague; DNS z1 - George Catanzano; DNS 83 - J.R. Mason.

B-Main 2:

1. 77K - Joey Kramer; 2. 7b - Jeff Babcock; 3. 17JE - J.E. Stalder; 4. 25 - Tyler Nicely; 5. 18M - David McWilliams; 6. 24 - Brad Waits; 7. 47 - Collin Thirlby; 8. 1G - Devin Gilpin; 9. '01 - Chris Puskas; 10. d4 - Dave Jamison; 11. 72 - Todd Neiheiser; 12. 115 - Brandon Smith; 13. '08 - Jake Griffin; 14. 2X - Brady Gerdes; 15. 16 - Travis Dickson; 16. 1 - Travis Fleshman; DNS 65 - Todd Sherman; DNS 66 - Dale Murray; DNS 18 - Jared Allison; DNS 9M - Dale Mathison.

B-Main 3:

1. 67 - Garrett Stewart; 2. 1s - Brian Shaw; 3. 65 - Todd Sherman; 4. '00 - Kody Weisner; 5. 129 - Rob Penny; 6. 41G - Matt Goulden; 7. 15R - Rich Robinson Jr; 8. 64L - Dan Leatherman; 9. 2 - Josh Ulrich; 10. 89W - Rick Weitekamp; 11. 8T - Bobby Teutrine; 12. '00d - Shaun Daugharty; 13. 26 - Bob Gierke; 14. 90 - Jason Beaulieu; DNS 27M - Roger Moser; DNS 155 - Jimmy Payne; DNS 17X - Richie Michael; DNS 13T - Jim Thorpe; DNS 4-Oct - Wade Wiseman; DNS 8 - Levi Kissinger.

Bullrush Dash:

1. 3L - Jeff Leka; 2. '08 - Jake Griffin; 3. 18M - David McWilliams; 4. 77g - Gavin Landers; 5. 64L - Dan Leatherman; 6. 89W - Rick Weitekamp; 7. 48 - Ralph Groomer; 8. 6b - Dale Baldwin.

 

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Richards & Lanigan Flash Speed During Wednesday Night’s Practice At New-And-Improved Bubba Raceway Park



OCALA, FL – Feb. 15, 2012 – If Wednesday’s practice night was any indication, the inaugural Bubba Army Late Model Winter Nationals at Bubba Raceway Park promises to provide fans an unprecedented level of speed and action.

Josh Richards of Shinnston, W.Va., and Darrell Lanigan of Union, Ky., unofficially turned the fastest laps of the test-and-tune session, which gave drivers an opportunity to familiarize themselves with the three-eighths-mile oval’s increased banking and wider surface in advance of three consecutive nights of World of Outlaws Late Model Series competition.

The Bubba Army Late Model Winter Nationals kicks off on Thursday night (Feb. 16) with a 40-lap A-Main paying $8,000 to win. The meet also includes a 50-lap, $10,000-to-win event on Fri., Feb. 17, and a 60-lap, $12,000-to-win finale on Sat., Feb. 18.

A total of 39 drivers took practice laps around the venerable track, which was reworked significantly since its spring 2011 purchase by nationally-known radio show host Bubba ‘The Love Sponge’ Clem.

Richards, 23, was clocked clicking off circuits as low as 13.9 seconds – roughly a full second faster than the dirt Late Model track record of 14.873 seconds set by Austin Hubbard of Seaford, Del., on March 25, 2011. The 40-year-old Lanigan was just slightly off Richards’s top pace, registering lap times as fast as 14.1 seconds on multiple stopwatches.

“Bubba did a great job with the track,” said Richards, who has never won at BRP but owns a top-five finish in each of his three previous starts. “(Turns) three and four used to be so tight and flat, it kind of made it hard to get through them. Now those corners are banked and rounded more and you can carry speed and race more through there without getting all jammed up.

“With (turns) one and two banked more too, the track is definitely faster. Right now the top is so much faster, but I feel like once the cushion gets way up the track you’ll be able to move down and race all over it.”


Lanigan, who is undefeated in WoO LMS action at BRP with victories in both 2010 and 2011, seemed to have little trouble adjusting to BRP’s layout changes.


“I think we’re alright,” said Lanigan, who won the 2012 WoO LMS season opener on Feb. 11 at Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania, Ga. “The track’s completely different – it’s fast all the way around the top, and down in three and four there’s more speed than there was last year – but I feel like we got a good handle on it tonight.”

There were several casualties during Wednesday’s practice, including Billy Moyer of Batesville, Ark. (broken rearend), Gregg Satterlee of Rochester Mills, Pa. (blown right-rear tire that caused body and suspension damage), Jason McBride of Carbondale, Ill. (driveshaft) and Alan Fink of Brewerton, N.Y. (driveshaft).


Forty-one cars were actually in the pit area, but Bub McCool of Vicksburg, Miss., opted not to practice and Billy Decker of Unadilla, N.Y., did not arrive at the track in time to put his Gypsum Express No. 91 through its paces.


Other drivers who are expected to join the field on Thursday night include WoO LMS Rookie of the Year contenders Brandon Sheppard of New Berlin, Ill., and Dan Stone of Thompson, Pa.; Steve Shaver of Vienna, W.Va., who was a spectator on Wednesday; and Shannon Babb of Moweaqua, Ill.


Pit gates are scheduled to open at 3 p.m. and grandstand gates at 4 p.m. on each day of the Bubba Army Late Model Winternationals. Practice is set to get the green flag at 6 p.m. with time trials to follow, and heat racing is slated for a 7 p.m. green flag.


The Florida Mini-Sprint Association will race on the undercard each evening.

 
More information on the Bubba Army Late Model Winter Nationals is available by logging on to www.bubbaracewaypark.com  or calling 352-622-9400.


For more information on the WoO LMS, visit www.worldofoutlaws.com


Fans can also follow the WoO LMS on Twitter at Twitter.com/WoOLateModels and Facebook at Facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws .  


Drivers participating in Wednesday’s Bubba Army Late Model Winter Nationals practice night:


1-Josh Richards/Shinnston, WV


1-Jack Sullivan/Greenbrier, AR


1W-Dillon Wood/Dayton Beach, FL


1*-Chub Frank/Bear Lake, PA


3-Mike Collins/Carter Lake, IA


3s-Brian Shirley/Chatham, IL


4G-Bobby Gardner/Matamoras, IL


J4-John Garvin Jr./Sarver, PA


5b-Mike Marlar/Winfield, TN


7R-Kent Robinson/Bloomington, IN


8-John Lowrey/Bakersfield, CA


11-Pat Doar/New Richmond, WI


11-Austin Kirkpatrick/Ocala, FL


13-J.R. Hotovy/Covert, MI


15-Alan Fink/Brewerton, NY


19-Tim Fuller/Watertown, NY


21-Billy Moyer/Batesville, AR


21Jr.-Billy Moyer Jr./Batesville, AR


22-Gregg Satterlee/Rochester Mills, PA


24-Rick Eckert/York, PA


25-Shane Clanton/Fayetteville, GA


25-Jason Feger/Bloomington, IL


28-John Lobb/Frewsburg, NY


29-Darrell Lanigan/Union, KY


32c-Vic Coffey/Caledonia, NY


33-Don Gordon/Chatham, ONT


33-Jim Fletcher/Chatham, ONT


35-Christian Augsperger/Palm Beach Gardens, FL


37-Jared Hawkins/Fairmont, WV


38G-John Gardner/Germantown Hills, IL


39-Tim McCreadie/Watertown, NY


44-Clint Smith/Senoia, GA


49-Greg Johnson/Bedford, IN


57-Chuck Julien/Apopka, FL


57-Charle Sandercock/Belleville, ONT


71d-Ron Davies/Warren, PA


77-Jason McBride/Carbondale, IL


80xx-Nick Lyons/Centralia, IL


81-Ivedent Lloyd Jr./Ocala, FL

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Tickets For Illini 100 On March 30-31 At Farmer City Raceway Set To Go On Sale Feb. 20




Fourth Running Of World of Outlaws Late Model Series Event Will Also Include $5,000-To-Win UMP Modified Special



CONCORD, NC – Feb. 15, 2012 – The World of Outlaws Late Model Series ‘Illini 100’ is back at Farmer City Raceway this season – and if the past is any indication, demand for tickets to the fourth running of the race on March 30-31 will be high.

Reserved seat and general admission tickets are set to go on sale for the $20,000-to-win weekend spectacular, which developed into one of the country’s most hailed events when it was contested from 2008-2010 at the high-banked, quarter-mile oval. The Illini 100 was scheduled to be run last year at LaSalle (Ill.) Speedway but was canceled due to inclement weather for the first time in its short history.

Beginning on Mon., Feb. 20, fans can purchase reserved seat and general admission tickets on-line at www.worldofoutlaws.com/tickets or by calling the event hotline at 877-395-8606.

The return of the Illini 100 to Farmer City will feature the event’s customary format, with Ohlins Shocks Time Trials and heat races on Fri., March 30, and B-Mains and the 100-lap headliner on Sat., March 31.

The big addition to the weekend will be a 50-lap DIRTcar UMP Modified feature offering a whopping $5,000 top prize. The open-wheel division will run heat races on Friday evening and B-Mains and the extra-distance A-Main on Saturday night.

“We’re very excited to once again run the Illini 100 at Farmer City Raceway,” said WoO LMS director Tim Christman. “The event was born there and the previous races are remembered by many as some of the most exciting 100-lappers in the history of the World of Outlaws Late Model Series. We’re expecting nothing less when cars hit the quarter-mile bullring on March 30 and 31.”

Former WoO LMS champion Billy Moyer of Batesville, Ark., has captured two of the three Illini 100 championships – both in dramatic fashion. He beat Shannon Babb of Moweaqua, Ill., to the finish line in down-to-the-wire thrillers in 2008 and 2010.

WoO LMS regular Shane Clanton of Fayetteville, Ga., won the 2009 edition of the Illini 100, pulling off a late-race pass of Muscatine, Iowa’s Brian Birkhofer to reach Victory Lane.

This year’s Illini 100 weekend will also include racing for Farmer City’s weekly support classes. The DIRTcar UMP Pro Late Models, Street Stocks and Hornets will run complete programs on Fri., March 30, and the Pro Late Models and Street Stocks will return on Sat., March 31, to battle in regular racing cards.

Hot laps are scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m. on Friday and 5 p.m. on Saturday, with qualifying to immediately follow.

Illini 100 ticket prices (reserved and general admission) are $15 (Friday) and $30 (Saturday), with children’s tickets (ages 12-and-under) priced at $5 (Friday) and $15 (Saturday). Two-day tickets cost $40 (adults) and $20 (children) if purchased in advance, while pit passes are $30 on Friday and $40 on Saturday with a two-day band available for $65.

An open practice session will be held on Thursday evening, March 29. Pit passes will be $25 for the practice night, but Thursday’s pit admission can be included in an $85 three-day band.

A total of 39 reserved drive-in parking spots along the fence ringing turns one and two are also available for purchase. The 16-foot spots cost $75 each and will be numbered 1-39. Spectators can reserve a spot on-line at www.worldofoutlaws.com/tickets  or by calling 877-395-8606.

More information on Farmer City Raceway is available by logging on to www.farmercityracing.com  or calling 217-552-0432 (main line) or 217-552-0434 (promoter Jeff Hammer).

For more information on the WoO LMS, visit www.worldofoutlaws.com

Fans can also follow the WoO LMS on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/WoOLateModels and Facebook at www.Facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws
The World of Outlaws Late Model Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Company), Armor All (Official Car Care Products), Hoosier Racing Tires (Official Racing Tires), STP (Official Fuel Treatment), Vicci (Official Uniform), VP Racing (Official Racing Fuel), DirtonDirt.com (Hard Charger Award), McCarthy’s One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning (Raye Vest Memorial Pill Draw Award), Chizmark Larson Insurance, Factory Value Parts and RacingJunk.com; in addition to contingency sponsors Comp Cams, Eibach Springs, JE Pistons, MSD Ignition, Ohlins Shocks, Pro Power Engines, Quartermaster, Rocket Chassis, R2C Performance, Superflow Dynos, Wix Filters and Wrisco Aluminum.

 

 

 

 

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Minnesota Racer Masters UNOH DIRTcar Nationals by Summit Opener

Mathison bests Volusia field of UMP DIRTcar heavy hitters for first Florida win

BARBERVILLE, Fla. - Feb. 14, 2012 - Dale Mathison set the tone from the drop of the green flag Tuesday night at Volusia Speedway Park, winning the DIRTcar UMP Modified opener at the UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit Racing Equipment.

"Anytime you can win at Volusia with this cast of characters, it's a good night," said Mathison, who won for the first time of his career in Florida. "They all run tough and consistent. It was a benefit to start on the front row, there was a good cushion out there and we took advantage of it."

Mathison's first victory at Volusia earned him $1,000, plus he also became the first recipient of one of the new unique UNOH DIRTcar Nationals by Summit alligator racing trophies that feature winners will receive this season.

Mathison, of Clearwater, Minn., led all 20 laps by holding off a mid-race charge from Brian Shaw, of Robinson, Ill., and turning back a valiant last-lap effort from 2011 NASCAR Truck Series champion Austin Dillon, who finished a close second after starting the main event from the seventh spot.

Shaw finished third ahead of Kenny Wallace of Concord, N.C., who recovered from a spin on lap six to finish fourth, while Kyle Bronson of Brandon, Fla., rounded out the top five.

DIRTcar UMP Modified regular Devin Gilpin of Columbus, Ind., won the evening's Bullrush Dash for non-qualifiers.

There were 74 DIRTcar UMP Modifieds on hand for the first of eight nights of competition.

For more information, go to www.DIRTcarNationals.com or follow the event on Twitter@DIRTcarNats and on Facebook at facebook.com/DIRTcarNationals.

A-Main (20 Laps) - 1. 9M Dale Mathison; 2. 3 Austin Dillon; 3. 1s Brian Shaw; 4. 36 Kenny Wallace; 5. 40b Kyle Bronson; 6. 9 Kenny Schrader; 7. 41 Ty Dillon; 8. 26 Bob Gierke; 9. 18L Michael Long; 10. '00 Kody Weisner; 11. 17JE J.E. Stalder; 12. 64C Gary Cook Jr; 13. 0 Mark Dixon; 14. 72 Todd Neiheiser; 15. 65 Todd Sherman; 16. 0J Bryce Jewell; 17. 2 Josh Ulrich; 18. 145 Jason Davis; 19. 28 Paul Miles; 20. 18C Matt Cooper; 21. 16 Travis Dixon; 22. 35 Steve Arpin; 23. 24 Brad Waits 12; 24. 65M Michael Davis; 25. 7b Jeff Babcock; 26. 11 Richie Tosh; 27. 2H Nick Hoffman; 28. 17 Heath Weston.

Qualifying Group 1: 1. 3 Austin Dillon, 2. 41 Ty Dillon; 3. 18L Michael Long; 4. 92 Joel Watson; 5. '0J Bryce Jewell; 6. 48 Ralph Groomer; 7. 129 Rob Penny; 8. 47 Collin Thirlby; 9. 13C Troy Clark; 10. 27M Roger Moser; 11. '09 Rob Underwood; 12. z1 George Catanzano; 13. 16 Travis Dixon

Qualifying Group 2: 1. 44 Dave Hess Jr; 2. '00 Kody Weisner; 3. 9M Dale Mathison; 4. 11 Richie Tosh; 5. 64C Gary Cook Jr; 6. 90 Jason Beaulieu; 7. 18 Jared Allison; 8. 17 Heath Weston; 9. 64L Dan Leatherman; 10. 81 Lawrence Sprague; DNS '01 Travis Fleshman; DNS d48 Derek Groomer; DNS 41s Barry Sheffield

Qualifying Group 3: 1. 40b Kyle Bronson; 2. '00d Shaun Daugharty; 3. 2 Josh Ulrich; 4. 24 Brad Waits; 5. 6b Dale Baldwin; 6. 77g Gavin Landers; 7. '0 Mark Dixon; 8. 115 Brandon Smith; 9. 55 Scott Hansen; 10. 12s Matt Shaddic; DNS 15R Rich Robinson Jr; DNS 21b Gary Brooks

Qualifying Group 4 : 1. 9 Kenny Schrader; 2. 26 Bob Gierke; 3. 15 Dave Baker; 4. 72 Todd Neiheiser; 5. 35 Steve Arpin; 6. d4 Dave Jamison; 7. 67 Garrett Stewart; 8. 22T Tony Anderson; 9. 65M Michael Davis; 10. 10 Scott Mooers; 11. 1G Devin Gilpin; 12. 83 J.R. Mason

Qualifying Group 5: 1. 75 Bart Hartman; 2. 65 Todd Sherman; 3. 7b Jeff Babcock; 4. 18C Matt Cooper; 5. 77K Joey Kramer; 6. 182 Randle Sweeney; 7. K12 Scotty Kincaid; 8. 18M David McWilliams; 9. 18s Dave Schroeder; 10. 66 Dale Murray; 11. '05 Dave Wietholder; 12. 2X Brady Gerdes

Qualifying Group 6: 1. 36 Kenny Wallace; 2. 2H Nick Hoffman; 3. 28 Paul Miles; 4. 1s Brian Shaw; 5. 22s Chad Kinder; 6. 17JE J.E. Stalder; 7. 77 Mike Wedelstadt; 8. 145 Jason Davis; 9. 1 Chris Puskas; 10. 25 Tyler Nicely; 11. 77L Dalton Lanich; 12. 17X Richie Michael

Heat 1: 1. 18L Michael Long; 2. 3 Austin Dillon; 3. 41 Ty Dillon; 4. '0J Bryce Jewell; 5. 27M Roger Moser; 6. 16 Travis Dixon; 7. 47 Collin Thirlby; 8. '09 Rob Underwood; 9. 92 Joel Watson; 10. 48 Ralph Groomer; 11. 129 Rob Penny; 12. 13C Troy Clark; 13. z1 George Catanzano

Heat 2: 1. 9M Dale Mathison; 2. 11 Richie Tosh; 3. '00 Kody Weisner; 4. 17 Heath Weston; 5. 64C Gary Cook Jr; 6. 18 Jared Allison; 7. 41s Barry Sheffield; 8. 64L Dan Leatherman; 9. '01 Travis Fleshman; 10. 81 Lawrence Sprague; 11. 44 Dave Hess Jr; DNS 90 Jason Beaulieu; DNS d48 Derek Groomer

Heat 3: 1. 40b Kyle Bronson; 2. 2 Josh Ulrich; 3. 24 Brad Waits; 4. 6b Dale Baldwin; 5. 55 Scott Hansen; 6. '0 Mark Dixon; 7. '00d Shaun Daugharty; 8. 15R Rich Robinson Jr; 9. 77g Gavin Landers; 10. 115 Brandon Smith; 11. 12s Matt Shaddic; DNS 21b Gary Brooks

Heat 4: 1. 72 Todd Neiheiser; 2. 9 Kenny Schrader; 3. 35 Steve Arpin; 4. 26 Bob Gierke; 5. 67 Garrett Stewart; 6. 22T Tony Anderson; 7. 65M Michael Davis; 8. 10 Scott Mooers; 9. d4 Dave Jamison; 10. 15 Dave Baker

Heat 5: 1. 7b Jeff Babcock; 2. 18C Matt Cooper; 3. 65 Todd Sherman; 4. K12 Scotty Kincaid; 5. 18M David McWilliams; 6. 182 Randle Sweeney; 7. '05 Dave Wietholder; 8. 2X Brady Gerdes; 9. 75 Bart Hartman; 10. 77K Joey Kramer; 11. 18s Dave Schroeder; 12. 66 Dale Murray

Heat 6: 1. 1s Brian Shaw; 2. 28 Paul Miles; 3. 36 Kenny Wallace; 4. 2H Nick Hoffman; 5. 22s Chad Kinder; 6. 145 Jason Davis; 7. 17JE J.E. Stalder; 8. 77 Mike Wedelstadt; 9. 25 Tyler Nicely; 10. 17X Richie Michael; 11. 77L Dalton Lanich; 12. 1 Chris Puskas

B-Main 1: 1. '0J Bryce Jewell; 2. 17 Heath Weston; 3. 64C Gary Cook Jr; 4. 16 Travis Dixon; 5. 48 Ralph Groomer; 6. 41s Barry Sheffield; 7. 18 Jared Allison; 8. 90 Jason Beaulieu; 9. '01 Travis Fleshman; 10. 64L Dan Leatherman; 11. z1 George Catanzano; 12. 47 Collin Thirlby; 13. 13C Troy Clark; DNS 27M Roger Moser; DNS '09 Rob Underwood; DNS 92 Joel Watson; DNS 81 Lawrence Sprague; DNS 129 Rob Penny; DNS 44 Dave Hess Jr; DNS d48 Derek Groomer

B-Main 2: 1. 26 Bob Gierke; 2. 65M Michael Davis; 3. '0 Mark Dixon; 4. 6b Dale Baldwin; 5. 1G Devin Gilpin; 6. 10 Scott Mooers; 7. 115 Brandon Smith; 8. 12s Matt Shaddic; 9. d4 Dave Jamison; 10. 83 J.R. Mason; 11. 15R Rich Robinson Jr; 12. 55 Scott Hansen; 13. '00d Shaun Daugharty; 14. 22T Tony Anderson; 15. 67 Garrett Stewart; 16. 15 Dave Baker; DNS 77g Gavin Landers; DNS 21b Gary Brooks

B-Main 3: 1. 2H Nick Hoffman; 2. 17JE J.E. Stalder; 3. 145 Jason Davis; 4. 77K Joey Kramer; 5. '05 Dave Wietholder; 6. 77L Dalton Lanich; 7. 22s Chad Kinder; 8. K12 Scotty Kincaid; 9. 77 Mike Wedelstadt; 10. 17X Richie Michael; 11. 25 Tyler Nicely; 12. 77g Gavin Landers; 13. 2X Brady Gerdes; 14. 18M David McWilliams; 15. 182 Randle Sweeney; DNS 75 Bart Hartman; DNS 18s Dave Schroeder; DNS 66 Dale Murray; DNS 1 Chris Puskas

Bullrush Dash: 1. 1G Devin Gilpin; 2. 17X Richie Michael; 3. 12s Matt Shaddic; 4. z1 George Catanzano; 5. '01 Travis Fleshman; 6. 15R Rich Robinson Jr; 7. '05 Dave Wietholder; 8. 64L Dan Leatherman; 9. 41s Barry Sheffield; DNS 13C Troy Clark; DNS 17 Heath Weston; DNS 27M Roger Moser; DNS '09 Rob Underwood; DNS 16 Travis Dixon; DNS 81 Lawrence Sprague; DNS 2X Brady Gerdes; DNS 83 J.R. Mason; DNS 21b Gary Brooks; DNS 55 Scott Hansen; DNS d48 Derek Groomer;

 

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World of Outlaws Late Model Series Heads To Florida For Historic Tripleheader At Bubba Raceway Park




Inaugural ‘Bubba Army Late Model Winter Nationals’ Stretches From Feb. 16-18



OCALA, FL – Feb. 13, 2012 – The World of Outlaws Late Model Series has stopped at Bubba Raceway Park before – once in each of the last two years, in fact.

But that doesn’t mean the stars of the nation’s premier dirt Late Model tour will be totally familiar with the central Florida facility when they invade Feb. 16-18 for the inaugural Bubba Army Late Model Winter Nationals.

The three-eighths-mile track now has a new name (it was called Ocala Speedway when the WoO LMS visited), a new look (wider surface and steeper banking) and, perhaps most notably, a unique, revitalized atmosphere under the ownership of nationally-syndicated radio show host Bubba ‘The Love Sponge’ Clem.

A life-long dirt-track racing enthusiast, Clem, 45, has brought an unmistakable edge to the action at BRP since purchasing the property with agent Tom Bean in the spring of 2011. From his attention-grabbing promotions (like free admission to ladies 18-and-over who come to the track wearing Daisy Duke shorts and cowboy boots) to his unabashed championing of BRP in public, in the press and on his daily radio show, he’s made it clear that this is not the same old Ocala Speedway.

Coming off a successful debut season at the helm of the track, Clem is ready to take BRP to new heights with three consecutive nights of WoO LMS action. The tripleheader will not only mark just the second time that one track presents three full WoO LMS programs paying progressively larger purses (BRP’s schedule goes 40 laps/$8,000 to win on Thurs., Feb. 16; 50 laps/$10,000 on Fri., Feb. 17; and 60 laps/$12,000 on Sat., Feb. 18), it will rank as the richest three-race stretch in the long history of the Ocala speedplant.

There’s no doubt that Clem is pumped up for the highest-profile event of his short tenure at BRP. He already called the WoO LMS “the UFC of dirt-track racing” after announcing in December that the tour would sanction his Late Model Winter Nationals, and he’s continued upping the ante as the big meet approaches.

On Sunday, Clem set the stage for this week’s spectacular with a simple message on his Twitter feed: “yea the real studs coming 2 town. The woo dirt late models.”

All entrants will face the challenge of taming an egg-shaped bullring that had proved difficult to master even before it was tweaked as part of Clem’s $300,000-plus renovation project. Clem, who on most afternoons can be found working on the BRP surface in a water truck or grader, figures that more racing room (the speedway’s width has been increased 20 to 30 feet) and banking (the pitch of the corners has more than doubled to 18 degrees) should enhance the competition and certainly jeopardize the one-lap Super Late Model track record (14.873 seconds by Austin Hubbard of Seaford, Del., on March 25, 2011).

“I think the average racer has heard a little bit of a buzz about Bubba Raceway Park,” said Clem, who grew up in Warsaw, Ind., and attended many dirt tracks as a youngster. “And hopefully people up north will come down, check us out and have a good experience.”

MAN TO BEAT: As if Darrell Lanigan’s convincing triumph in the 2012 WoO LMS season opener on Saturday night at Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania, Ga., didn’t install him as a favorite to reach Victory Lane in the Bubba Army Late Model Winter Nationals, there’s also this: he’s undefeated in World of Outlaws action at BRP.

Lanigan, 41, of Union, Ky., won both the 2010 and 2011 WoO LMS stops at BRP after grabbing the lead early in each A-Main. He fought off several challenges in the ’10 event and outran Josh Richards of Shinnston, W.Va., to the checkered flag in ’11.

The 2008 WoO LMS champion’s performance at Screven certified that he’s ready to battle for another title this season. He emerged victorious driving a brand-new Rocket Chassis machine and with an entirely new three-man crew – Kentucky racer Jason Jameson, former Billy Moyer employee Timmy Lucas and young Alabaman Adam Logan – preparing his equipment.

ON THE DOORSTEP: Richards has raced at BRP three times in his career and has been in contention for victory in each A-Main, but he’s settled for finishes of fourth (WoO LMS ’10), fifth (DIRTcar UMP-sanctioned event in ’11) and second (WoO LMS ’11).

The 23-year-old sensation will look to finish the job in the Winter Nationals, during which he can become the alltime winningest driver on the WoO LMS. His 37 career victories already top the tour’s win list since 2004, but he enters the tripleheader tied with Billy Moyer of Batesville, Ark., for top-winner status when the original 1988-89 WoO LMS seasons are included.

GOING FOR TWO: Rick Eckert of York, Pa., kicked off his WoO LMS title defense with an impressive outing at Screven, charging forward from the 12th starting spot to finish third. It was his best ever at the Peach State track, where he had a top finish of fifth in three previous starts.

That would seem to bode well for Eckert’s chances at BRP. His best performance in three career appearances is a sixth in last year’s WoO LMS A-Main.

BUBBA’S BUDDY: Tim McCreadie of Watertown, N.Y., knows Bubba Clem well. He’s even driven Clem’s crate Late Model to victory in a special event at Florida’s East Bay Raceway Park.

So the 37-year-old would love to meet Clem in Victory Lane at BRP, a track he’s raced at twice in WoO LMS action with finishes of second (’10) and 10 th (11th). He enters the weekend after driving his Warrior Chassis mount to a sixth-place finish in the ’12 lidlifter at Screven.

HARD HIT: McCreadie’s Sweeteners Plus teammate, Vic Coffey of Caledonia, N.Y., saw his 2012 WoO LMS campaign start in rough fashion when he slammed Screven’s turn-one wall during hot laps on Friday night. The contact was so heavy that it twisted the rear clip of Coffey’s car and bent a rib brace on his seat.

Coffey escaped the accident with only some residual soreness. He ultimately had to use an emergency provisional to start the A-Main in his backup car – thus forfeiting the race’s $1,500 start money – but salvaged a 12th-place finish.

The 2008 WoO LMS Rookie of the Year’s crashed car was stripped down in the Screven pit area and won’t be serviceable for the remainder of his trip south. But Coffey will have a second car at his disposal because he arranged for another machine to be transported to him from the team’s Avon, N.Y., shop in time for the events at BRP.

Coffey’s two career starts at BRP include an 11th-place finish in the 2011 WoO LMS event and a DNQ for last year’s DIRTcar UMP program.

STRONG CLASS: The record eight-driver WoO LMS rookie crop made noise in the opener at Screven.

Six of the hopeful tour travelers qualified for the 60-lap ‘Winter Freeze’ A-Main. Jared Hawkins of Fairmont, W.Va., led the rookie procession with a seventh place finish, followed by Bub McCool of Vicksburg, Miss. (11th), Jack Sullivan of Greenbrier, Ark. (13th), Kent Robinson of Bloomington, Ind. (15th), Brandon Sheppard of New Berlin, Ill. (23rd) and Greg Johnson of Bedford, Ind. (26th). Only Billy Moyer Jr. of Batesville, Ark., and Dan Stone of Thompson, Pa., failed to qualify.

McCool, Sheppard and Sullivan are the lone rookies with previous experience at BRP, all in last year’s DIRTcar UMP event. McCool finished seventh and Sheppard was 12th in the 50-lap A-Main, while Sullivan failed to qualify.

DEFENDING THEIR TURF: BRP’s local contingent is expected to be headed by Ivedent Lloyd Jr., a hometown Ocala star who pocketed $7,500 for winning the 2011 Late Model track title.

Lloyd has performed admirably against the Outlaws at BRP, finishing eighth in both the 2010 and ’11 A-Mains. He was especially strong in 2010, setting fast time and leading laps 1-2 of the feature before fading.

Tyler Ivey of Tallahassee, Fla., who finished seventh in the 2010 WoO LMS A-Main at BRP, and Christian Augspurger of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., are among the other Sunshine State drivers to watch.

NEWCOMER: DIRTcar UMP standout Jason Feger of Bloomington, Ill., didn’t enter the WoO LMS opener at Screven but is planning to make his season debut in the Bubba Army Winter Nationals. He finished fourth in last year’s WoO LMS event at BRP.

HULKAMANIA: Professional Wrestling legend Hulk Hogan – a close friend of Clem’s – is scheduled to serve as the Grand Marshall of Saturday night’s Winter Nationals finale at BRP. He will wave the green flag to start the 60-lap A-Main.

Clem said he will also have a “Hulk Hogan-themed surprise” for all 24 starters in Saturday evening’s headliner.

PREP TIME: On-track action will begin on Wed., Feb. 15, with an open practice session beginning at 6 p.m. Pit admission is $12.

WINTER NATIONALS TICKET INFO: Gate pricing for Thurs., Feb. 16, is $35 (reserved), $30 (adult general admission), $20 (G.A. children 6-12) and $35 (pits), and on Fri., Feb. 17, and Sat., Feb. 18, tickets cost $40 (reserved), $35 (adult G.A.), $25 (G.A. children 6-12) and $40 (pits).

Three-day passes are available for $100 (reserved seats), $90 (adult G.A.), $60 (G.A. children 6-12) and $110 (pits).

SKED: On each day of the Winter Nationals, pit gates are scheduled to open at 3 p.m. and grandstand gates at 4 p.m. Practice set to get the green flag at 6 p.m. with time trials to follow, and heat racing is slated for a 7 p.m. green flag.

The Florida Mini-Sprint Association will race on the undercard each evening.

INFO: More information on the Bubba Army Late Model Winter Nationals is available by logging on to www.bubbaracewaypark.com or calling 352-622-9400.

For more information on the WoO LMS, visit www.worldofoutlaws.com


Fans can also follow the WoO LMS on Twitter at Twitter.com/WoOLateModels and Facebook at Facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws . 


The World of Outlaws Late Model Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Company), Armor All (Official Car Care Products), Hoosier Racing Tires (Official Racing Tires), STP (Official Fuel Treatment), Vicci (Official Uniform), VP Racing (Official Racing Fuel), DirtonDirt.com (Hard Charger Award), McCarthy’s One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning (Raye Vest Memorial Pill Draw Award), Chizmark Larson Insurance, Factory Value Parts and RacingJunk.com; in addition to contingency sponsors Comp Cams, Eibach Springs, JE Pistons, MSD Ignition, Ohlins Shocks, Pro Power Engines, Quartermaster, Rocket Chassis, R2C Performance, Superflow Dynos, Wix Filters and Wrisco Aluminum.

 

 

 

 

 

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Lanigan Opens 2012 World of Outlaws Late Model Series Season With $20,700 ‘Winter Freeze’ Victory At Screven Motor Speedway



SYLVANIA, GA – Feb. 11, 2012 – What a difference a year makes.



Almost exactly 12 months after missing the 2011 World of Outlaws Late Model Series season opener due to a medical issue, Darrell Lanigan of Union, Ky., kicked off the national tour’s 2012 schedule with a convincing victory in Saturday night’s inaugural 60-lap ‘Winter Freeze’ event at Screven Motor Speedway.

Lanigan, 40, grabbed the lead from Ray Cook of Brasstown, N.C., on lap 13 and paced all but one circuit over the remaining distance to secure a lucrative triumph worth $20,700. It was the richest race in the history of promoter Redd Griffen’s three-eighths-mile oval and Lanigan’s third $20,000-plus WoO LMS checkered flag in the last four years.

“I’m glad to come back and race the first race and not give up points this year,” said Lanigan, who was forced to sit out the ’11 lidlifter at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla., while seeking treatment for back pain that doctors ultimately found to be caused by a fractured tailbone. “I just couldn’t ask for a better car tonight. It was just flawless...unbelievable.”

Cook, 40, settled for second place, matching his career-best finish in WoO LMS competition. He was able to nose ahead of Lanigan in lapped traffic to lead lap 45, but Lanigan slid back in front the following circuit and marched on win by 2.181 seconds.

Defending WoO LMS champion Rick Eckert of York, Pa., advanced from the 12th starting spot to finish third. Two-time tour titlist Josh Richards of Shinnston, W.Va., placed fourth and polesitter Shane Clanton of Fayetteville, Ga., slipped to fifth at the finish.

On a night that saw fans and competitors chilled by frigid conditions (below-freezing temperatures and wind-chill factors in the teens), Lanigan, who started fourth, survived a late-race scare from Cook to register his 27th career victory on the WoO LMS. He is just one triumph from tying Steve Francis of Ashland, Ky., for second on the tour’s win list since 2004.

“We just kind of gave up the bottom there trying to get around a lapped car,” said Lanigan, whose brand-new Rocket machine lost traction momentarily exiting turn four on lap 45 as he attempted to lap Brent Dixon of Elberton, Ga. “(Cook) got on the inside of me, but our car was good enough and I drove back by him. I wasn’t gonna give up the lead that easy.”

Cook, who started second, was a gracious bridesmaid.

“He got back by me the same way I got by him – lapped traffic,” said Cook, who debuted a new MasterSbilt car. “After I got ahead of him, all I did was catch the same group that messed him up to start with.

“But he had a better car than I did. There was no doubt about that. He could leave the center of the corner harder than I could. When he’d get under lapped traffic, he could about spin out and still take off.”

Eckert, 46, was one of the race’s hardest chargers. He drove his Team Zero by Bloomquist car into third place on lap 33 and quickly pulled within striking distance of Lanigan and Cook, but he was unable to climb higher.

“I really wanted one more double-file restart,” said Eckert. “I think I could’ve got by Ray on the outside. The track got one-lane pretty good late (in the distance) when it started cleaning up, but there was a little bit on top on restarts so I would’ve liked one more shot.”

Unfortunately for Eckert, after six caution flags flew during the race’s first 28 laps, only one was needed for the remainder of the distance. That slowdown came on lap 54 when Austin Hubbard of Seaford, Del., stopped in turn four – and with less than 10 laps left, the race was restarted in single-file fashion.

Richards, 23, ran inside the top five for virtually the entire distance, but he couldn’t steer his new Rocket Chassis house car higher than fourth.

“Our car was really good, but I kept getting myself in the wrong place on the restarts,” said Richards, who started sixth. “We definitely had a car that could’ve run second to Darrell, but we didn’t take advantage of the restarts like we needed to.”

Clanton, 36, struggled in the A-Main after driving to an impressive heat-race win on Friday night.

“It was just driver error,” said Clanton, who drove a new Capital Race Car in his first WoO LMS start for the Kennedy Motorsports team. “We just went the wrong way. I needed to go back to the way I was last night.

“Sitting behind that seat, I thought I needed to change something to get faster. I did – and I slowed down even more. I thought I was O.K. until Lanigan pulled up alongside me and he could charge the corner harder than I could.”

Tim McCreadie of Watertown, N.Y., finished a steady sixth in his first WoO LMS appearance in a Warrior Chassis machine. WoO LMS Rookie of the Year contender Jared Hawkins of Fairmont, W.Va., advanced from the 15th starting spot to place a solid seventh, followed by Steve Shaver of Vienna, W.Va., Ron Davies of Warren, Pa., and Casey Roberts of Toccoa, Ga.

Several contenders had strong runs ended by problems in turn four. Shannon Babb of Moweaqua, Ill., started the trend when he spun on lap three while bidding for third place. Later, Scott James of Bright, Ind., spun on lap eight after coming together with Shaver and Mike Marlar of Winfield, Tenn., who hopes to follow the WoO LMS for the first time in 2012, lost fourth place on lap 27 when he spun on the inside of the track.

Saturday’s program began with three 10-lap B-Mains won by James, Bub McCool of Vicksburg, Miss., and Gregg Satterlee of Rochester Mills, Pa. Jack Sullivan of Greenbrier, Ark., captured the 10-lap Last Chance Qualifier that also transferred runner-up Brandon Sheppard of New Berlin, Ill., to the A-Main.

A busy month of February for the WoO LMS will continue after the Winter Freeze. The tour will head farther south for the inaugural ‘Bubba Army Late Model Winter Nationals’ on Feb. 16-18 at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla., and two dates (Feb. 23 and 25) during the UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit Racing Equipment at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla.

For more information on the WoO LMS, visit www.worldofoutlaws.com.

Fans can also follow the WoO LMS on Twitter at Twitter.com/WoOLateModels and Facebook at Facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws .


Results of WoO Late Model Series ‘Winter Freeze’ at Screven Motor Speedway (Finishing Position/Start/Driver/Laps Completed/Money Won):


1. (4) Darrell Lanigan/60 $20,700


2. (2) Ray Cook/60 $10,500


3. (12) Rick Eckert/60 $6,650


4. (6) Josh Richards/60 $5,650


5. (1) Shane Clanton/60 $4,550


6. (7) Tim McCreadie/60 $3,650


7. (15) Jared Hawkins/60 $2,800


8. (9) Steve Shaver/60 $2,500


9. (10) Ron Davies/60 $2,900


10. (11) Casey Roberts/60 $2,100


11. (17) Bub McCool/60 $1,950


12. (26) Vic Coffey/60 $850


13. (22) Jack Sullivan/60 $1,700


14. (8) John Garvin/60 $1,700


15. (14) Kent Robinson/60 $1,650


16. (19) Hunter Peacock/60 $1,630


17. (24) Chub Frank/60 $2,110


18. (27) Tim Fuller/60 $590


19. (25) Clint Smith/60 $2,070


20. (29) John Lobb/60 $0


21. (20) Brent Dixon/59 $1,500


22. (28) Pat Doar/59 $550


23. (23) Brandon Sheppard/59 $1,525


24. (21) Austin Hubbard/52 $1,500


25. (3) Mike Marlar/27 $1,500


26. (13) Greg Johnson/27 $1,500


27. (18) Gregg Satterlee/26 $1,500


28. (16) Scott James/18 $1,500


29. (5) Shannon Babb/4 $1,500


* Earnings include Winners Circle program and cash contingency award bonuses

Margin of Victory: 2.181 Secs.


Yellow Flags: 7 (Laps 3, 8, 8, 27, 28, 28, 54)


Lap Leaders: Cook (1-12); Lanigan (13-44); Cook (45); Lanigan (46-60)


Provisional Starters: Frank, C. Smith (WoO); Coffey, Fuller, Doar, Lobb (WoO emergency)


Rookie of the Race: Hawkins


WoO LMS ‘Bonus Bucks’ Winner: Cook ($500)


B-Main No. 1 (10 laps – Top 2 Transfer): 1. Scott James, 2. Hunter Peacock, 3. Brandon Sheppard, 4. Chesley Dixon, 5. Clint Smith, 6. Pat Doar, 7. Tim Fuller, 8. Vic Coffey, 9. Jill George, 10. Chub Frank

B-Main No. 2 (10 laps – Top 2 Transfer): 1. Bub McCool, 2. Brent Dixon, 3. Jack Sullivan, 4. Dillan White, 5. Billy Moyer Jr., 6. John Henderson, 7. Chad Hollenbeck, 8. John Lobb, 9. Scott Phillips, 10. Brian Nuttall Jr.

B-Main No. 3 (10 laps – Top 2 Transfer): 1. Gregg Satterlee, 2. Austin Hubbard, 3. Dan Stone, 4. Scott Shirey, 5. Josh McGuire, 6. Philip Pittman, 7. Dennis Franklin, 8. Casey Barrow, 9. Mike Collins

Last Chance Qualifier (10 laps – Top 2 Transfer): 1. Jack Sullivan, 2. Brandon Sheppard, 3. Dillan White, 4. Scott Shirey, 5. Dan Stone, 6. Chesley Dixon, 7. John Henderson, 8. Pat Doar, 9. Tim Fuller, 10. Philip Pittman, 11. Billy Moyer Jr. (DNS) Clint Smith

Drivers not returning for Saturday night program: Billy Moyer, Johnny Pursley Jr., Jason McBride, Brandon Overton, Jordy Nipper, Brian Reese, Sean Meeks, Benji Cole, Jeff Fortner, Todd Frank, Royce Bray, Garrett Schurling

World of Outlaws Late Model Series Contingency Award Winners:




Arizona Sport Shirts ($100 product certificate to 23rd-place finisher I n A-Main or next highest w/decal): Austin Hubbard


Armor All (one case of product to highest-finishing non-WoO team in A-Main or next highest w/decal): Ray Cook


Cometic Gasket ($50 cash to 12th-place finisher in A-Main or next highest w/decal): Vic Coffey


Comp Cams ($50 cash to 10th-place finisher in A-Main or next highest w/decal): Bub McCool


Comp Cams ($50 product certificate to A-Main winner or next highest w/decal): Darrell Lanigan


Dominator ($50 cash to 6th-place finisher in A-Main or next highest w/decal): Tim McCreadie


Eibach Springs (one free spring to each B-Main winner or next highest w/decal): Hunter Peacock/Bub McCool/Dan Stone


Gravely ($50 cash to 7th-place finisher in A-Main or next highest w/decal): Jared Hawkins


JE Pistons ($50 cash to 16th-place finisher in A-Main or next highest w/decal): Hunter Peacock


JE Pistons (one compete set of JE Pro Seal rings to 11th-place finisher or next highest w/decal - $285 value): Bub McCool


JE Pistons (one complete set of JE Pro Seal rings to 21st-place finisher or next highest w/decal - $285 value): Austin Hubbard


MSD Ignition ($50 cash to A-Main winner or next highest w/decal): Darrell Lanigan


MSD Ignition ($25 cash to 24th-place finisher in A-Main or next highest w/decal): Brandon Sheppard


Ohlins Pole Award ($50 cash to fast qualifier or next highest w/decal): Ron Davies


Quartermaster ($100 product certificate to A-Main winner or next highest w/decal): Darrell Lanigan


Quartermaster ($50 product certificate to 5th-place finisher in A-Main or next highest w/decal): Shane Clanton


Quartermaster ($25 product certificate to 15th-place finisher in A-Main or next highest w/decal): Kent Robinson


Roush-Yates Performance Products ($50 cash to 4th-place finisher in A-Main or next highest w/decal): Josh Richards


Roush-Yates Performance Products (carburetor repair kit to 18th-place finish in A-Main or next highest w/decal - $100 value): Brandons Sheppard


Roush-Yates Lap Leader Award (one pair of Wiley X Sunglasses to driver who leads most laps in A-Main):


STP ($50 cash to 2nd-place finisher in A-Main or next highest w/decal): Darrell Lanigan


SuperFlow ($50 cash to 14th-place finisher in A-Main or next highest w/decal): Kent Robinson


VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash to 9th-place finisher in A-Main or next highest w/decal): Ron Davies


VP Racing Fuels ‘Nice Jugs Award’ (one VP 5-gallon container to fastest qualifier who misses A-Main or next highest with decal - $30 value): Dennis Franklin


WIX Filters ($50 cash to 13th-place finisher in A-Main or next highest w/decal): John Garvin


Wrisco Aluminum (three sheets of aluminum to A-Main winner if decal displayed - $200 value): Darrell Lanigan


XS Power ($50 cash to 3rd-place finisher in A-Main or next highest w/decal): Rick Eckert


XS Power ($60 product certificate to 8th-place finisher in A-Main or next highest w/decal): Steve Shaver


XS ‘Power Move of the Race’ ($60 product certificate): Darrell Lanigan




LISTEN ONLINE: If fans can’t get to a track to see the World of Outlaws Late Model Series, they can experience the excitement of the nation’s premier tour live on DIRTvision.com through the DIRT Radio Network.

To listen to the free audio broadcasts, log on to http://www.dirtvision.com/welcome.php and click on the DIRT Radio Network logo.

BLOGGING: WoO LMS fans can now read interesting stories from the road by checking out two blogs –‘Life As An Outlaw’ by series announcer Rick Eshelman and ‘The Scoop With Scoop’ by tour P.R. director Kevin Kovac. Both blogs can be accessed by clicking on the preceding links or the specific ‘Blog’ buttons on the right-hand side of http://www.woolms.com/.

The World of Outlaws Late Model Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Company), Armor All (Official Car Care Products), Hoosier Racing Tires (Official Racing Tires), STP (Official Fuel Treatment), Vicci (Official Uniform), VP Racing (Official Racing Fuel), DirtonDirt.com (Hard Charger Award), McCarthy’s One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning (Raye Vest Memorial Pill Draw Award), Chizmark Larson Insurance, Factory Value Parts and RacingJunk.com; in addition to contingency sponsors Comp Cams, Eibach Springs, JE Pistons, MSD Ignition, Ohlins Shocks, Pro Power Engines, Quartermaster, Rocket Chassis, R2C Performance, Superflow Dynos, Wix Filters and Wrisco Aluminum.
 

 

 

 

 

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Clanton Plays Starring Role During ‘Winter Freeze’ Qualifying-Night Action At Screven Motor Speedway




Fine Field Of 56 Late Models Enter World of Outlaws Late Model Series Season Opener



SYLVANIA, GA – Feb. 10, 2012 – Shane Clanton debuted a new car in sparkling fashion on Friday night, driving to a convincing heat-race victory during the World of Outlaws Late Model Series ‘Winter Freeze’ qualifying program at Screven Motor Speedway.

A strong field of 56 was signed in for the national tour’s season-opening weekend, which will conclude on Saturday night (Feb. 11) with a 60-lap A-Main paying $20,000 to win.

Clanton, 36, Fayetteville, Ga., established himself as a favorite to collect the big money in the ‘Winter Freeze’ finale with his Friday-night performance. He dominated the second of five 15-lap heat races, turning the fastest lap of the preliminary events en route to beating Tim McCreadie of Watertown, N.Y., to the finish line by over a straightaway margin.

Joining Clanton as heat-race victors were 2008 WoO LMS champion Darrell Lanigan of Union, Ky., who outran two-time tour titlist Josh Richards of Shinnston, W.Va., in the first prelim; Mike Marlar of Winfield, Tenn., who hopes to chase the WoO LMS for the first time in 2012; Ray Cook of Brasstown, N.C.; and Shannon Babb of Moweaqua, Ill.

Clanton’s triumph came in his first start since destroying a car in a grinding crash while leading the Jan. 18 feature during the unsanctioned Wild West Shootout at USA Raceway in Tucson, Ariz. The accident forced him and Kennedy Motorsports teammate John Lobb of Frewsburg, N.Y., to head home early from the six-race series and hastily assemble a new Capital Race Car for the start of the WoO LMS campaign.

Friday’s heat-race triumph made a grueling stretch of hard work well worth the effort.

“We stayed up a couple days to get enough cars and enough equipment built up to run for two-and-a-half weeks here,” said Clanton, who won just two heats all season en route to a disappointing seventh-place finish in the 2011 points standings. “We worked probably the hardest in the pit area the last two-and-a-half weeks.”

Clanton won’t be satisfied with his visit to Screven, however, unless he’s in the mix for victory in Saturday’s ‘Winter Freeze’ headliner. He has a good idea about what it will take to collect the big money in his home state.

“Tire management is gonna be key,” said Clanton, who will redraw for the top-five starting spots in the A-Main with Friday night’s other heat-race winners. “We hurt tires tonight in 15 laps, so the car’s gonna have to be good but we’re gonna have to save some equipment for the end of the race also.”

Lanigan, 40, was fastest in Friday night’s Ohlins Shocks Time Trials, clocking a circuit of 14.305 seconds around promoter Redd Griffin’s three-eighths-mile red-clay oval. It was his 21st career fast-time honor on the WoO LMS.

Defending WoO LMS champion Rick Eckert of York, Pa., transferred to the A-Main with a third-place finish in the second heat. He will start 12 th in the ‘Winter Freeze.’

Also making the cut through Friday night’s heats was three of the eight drivers who were recently approved as 2012 WoO LMS Rookie of the Year contenders. Greg Johnson of Bedford, Pa., Kent Robinson of Bloomington, Ind., and Jared Hawkins of Fairmont, W.Va., each scored a third-place finish to crack the A-Main lineup.

Saturday night’s racing program features B-Mains and the lucrative Winter Freeze finale for the WoO LMS as well as a $5,000-to-win UNOH All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car show and a $2,500-to-win crate Late Model headliner.

Screven’s gates are scheduled to open at 10 a.m. Hot laps are set to start at 5 p.m. with on-track competition to immediately follow.

Admission (including pits) is $35 for adults, $15 for children 7-12 and free for kids 6-and-under. Each ticket also provides access Gee Chee Creek Mudd Drags and Gamecock Speedway go-kart races that will take place on Saturday afternoon elsewhere on the speedway property.

More information on the Winter Freeze is available by logging on to www.screvenmotorspeedway.com  or calling 912-228-5886.

Screven Motor Speedway is located between Mile Markers 6 and 7 on GA Route 21 in Screven County, Ga., about 45 minutes Northwest of Savannah.

For more information on the WoO LMS, visit www.worldofoutlaws.com

Fans can also follow the WoO LMS on Twitter at Twitter.com/WoOLateModels and Facebook at Facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws .

Ohlins Shocks Time Trial Results (Position/No./Driver/Hometown/Best Lap):

1. 29-Darrell Lanigan/Union, KY 14.305


2. 25-Shane Clanton/Fayetteville, GA 14.400


3. 5b-Mike Marlar/Winfield, TN 14.480


4. 41-Josh McGuire/Grayson, KY 14.549


5. 71d-Ron Davies/Warren, PA 14.561


6. 1-Josh Richards/Shinnston, WV 14.707


7. 39-Tim McCreadie/Watertown, NY 14.715


8. 27c-Dennis Franklin/Gaffney, SC 14.744


9. 53-Ray Cook/Brasstown, NC 14.746


10. 18-Shannon Babb/Moweaqua, IL 14.753


11. 101-Casey Roberts/Toccoa, GA 14.788


12. 19-Tim Fuller/Watertown, NY 14.791


13. J4-John Garvin Jr./Sarver, PA 14.795


14. b5-Brandon Sheppard/New Berlin, IL 14.811


15. 44-Clint Smith/Senoia, GA 14.819


16. 3-Chesley Dixon/Swainsboro, GA 14.841


17. 24-Rick Eckert/York, PA 14.852


18. 98-Casey Barrow/Savannah, GA 14.858


19. 6-Steve Shaver/Vienna, WV 14.861


20. 57J-Bub McCool/Vicksburg, MS 14.891


21. 22s-Gregg Satterlee/Rochester Mills, PA 14.891


22. 1*-Chub Frank/Bear Lake, PA 14.895


23. 76-Brandon Overton/Evans, GA 14.923


24. 1N-Jordy Nipper/Gray, GA 14.945


25. 11-Pat Doar/New Richmond, WI 14.950


26. 21d-Dan Stone/Thompson, PA 14.956


27. 1d-Brent Dixon/Elberton, GA 14.967


28. 27-Jeff Fortner/Vidalia, GA 14.983


29. 11H-Austin Hubbard/Seaford, DE 14.984


30. 1s-Jack Sullivan/Greenbrier, AR 15.036


31. 32c-Vic Coffey/Caledonia, NY 15.036


32. 121-Benji Cole/Cannon, GA 15.038


33. 77-Jason McBride/Carbondale, IL 15.046


34. 81-Scott James/Bright, IN 15.069


35. 37-Jared Hawkins/Fairmont, WV 15.072


36. 09-Johnny Pursley Jr./Clover, SC 15.075


37. 10-Scott Shirey/Swansea, SC 15.104


38. 21Jr.-Billy Moyer Jr./Batesville, AR 15.112


39. 2x-John Henderson/Aiken, SC 15.125


40. 5-Sean Meeks/Guyton, GA 15.126


41. 16-Brian Nuttall Jr./Claxton, GA 15.153


42. 28-John Lobb/Frewsburg, NY 15.161


43. 3c-Mike Collins/Carter Lake, IA 15.167


44. 7R-Kent Robinson/Bloomington, IN 15.180


45. 21F-Todd Frank/Green Bay, WI 15.184


46. 22G-Jill George/Cedar Falls, IA 15.192


47. G4-Garrett Shurling/Black Creek, GA 15.193


48. 49-Greg Johnson/Bedford, IN 15.233


49. 12-Hunter Peacock/Macon, GA 15.327


50. 3p-Philip Pittman/Vidalia, GA 15.362


51. 54-Dillan White/Crofton, KY 15.391


52. 33-Brian Reese/Sharpsburg, GA 15.428


53. 4ds-Chad Hollenbeck/Kingsley, PA 15.474


54. 50-Scott Phillips/Marlette, MI 15.531


55. 21-Billy Moyer/Batesville, AR 15.624


56. 21b-Royce Bray/Hull, GA N/T




Heat No. 1 (15 laps – Top 3 Transfer): Lanigan, Richards, Roberts, C. Dixon, Satterlee, Coffey, Stone, White, Nuttall, Pursley, George (DNS) Bray




Heat No. 2 (15 laps – Top 3 Transfer): Clanton, McCreadie, Eckert, B. Dixon, C. Frank, Lobb, Fuller, Shirey, Reese, Cole (DNS) Shurling




Heat No. 3 (15 laps – Top 3 Transfer): Marlar, Garvin, Johnson, Franklin, Moyer Jr., Collins, Hollenbeck, Overton, Barrow, McBride, Fortner




Heat No. 4 (15 laps – Top 3 Transfer): Cook, Shaver, Robinson, Sheppard, Hubbard, James, McGuire, Nipper, Peacock, Phillips, Henderson




Heat No. 5 (15 laps – Top 3 Transfer): Babb, Davies, Hawkins, McCool, Moyer, Sullivan, C. Smith, Doar, Meeks, Pittman, T. Frank




LISTEN ONLINE: If fans can’t get to a track to see the World of Outlaws Late Model Series, they can experience the excitement of the nation’s premier tour live on DIRTvision.com through the DIRT Radio Network.




To listen to the free audio broadcasts, log on to http://www.dirtvision.com/welcome.php  and click on the DIRT Radio Network logo.




BLOGGING: WoO LMS fans can now read interesting stories from the road by checking out two blogs –‘Life As An Outlaw’ by series announcer Rick Eshelman and ‘The Scoop With Scoop’ by tour P.R. director Kevin Kovac. Both blogs can be accessed by clicking on the preceding links or the specific ‘Blog’ buttons on the right-hand side of http://www.woolms.com/




The World of Outlaws Late Model Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Company), Armor All (Official Car Care Products), Hoosier Racing Tires (Official Racing Tires), STP (Official Fuel Treatment), Vicci (Official Uniform), VP Racing (Official Racing Fuel), DirtonDirt.com (Hard Charger Award), McCarthy’s One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning (Raye Vest Memorial Pill Draw Award), Chizmark Larson Insurance, Factory Value Parts and RacingJunk.com; in addition to contingency sponsors Comp Cams, Eibach Springs, JE Pistons, MSD Ignition, Ohlins Shocks, Pro Power Engines, Quartermaster, Rocket Chassis, R2C Performance, Superflow Dynos, Wix Filters and Wrisco Aluminum.


 

 

 

 

 

 

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Richards Edges McCreadie For Top Spot In Fifth Annual World of Outlaws Late Model Series Pre-Season Media Poll



CONCORD, NC – Feb. 8, 2012 – The verdict is in: if Josh Richards focuses on the 2012 World of Outlaws Late Model Series, he’s the favorite to win the national tour’s $100,000 championship.

That’s the caveat to the fifth annual WoO LMS Pre-Season Media Poll, which was topped by the sensational young talent from Shinnston, W.Va., for the fourth consecutive year.

Richards, 23, was voted the driver most likely to capture the 2012 World of Outlaws points crown just three months after it appeared he would not return to the series as a regular. He entered the off-season with expectations of moving to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in ’12 but a fulltime ride has not yet materialized, prompting the press corps to view him as a solid bet to remain on the dirt in pursuit of his third career WoO LMS points crown.

More than three dozen writers, photographers and broadcasters who cover the WoO LMS participated in the poll, which asked the press members to predict the top-five finishers in the tour’s 2012 points standings. Points were distributed to each driver named on the media ballots using a 5-4-3-2-1 system.

Richards tallied 170 points, buoyed by a poll-leading 22 first-place votes. His name appeared on 40 of the 43 ballots, with 37 of those selections listing him for a top-three finish in the points standings.

Last year Richards fell just short of capturing a third straight WoO LMS championship, ceding the title to Rick Eckert of York, Pa., due to a heartbreaking flat tire on the final lap of the season-ending Lowes Foods World Finals A-Main at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. He will begin his bid for 2012 glory with his father Mark’s Rocket Chassis team this weekend (Feb. 10-11) in the $20,000-to-win ‘Winter Freeze’ at Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania, Ga.

Richards, who has been a WoO LMS regular since winning the Rookie of the Year award in 2005, enters the 2012 season as the tour’s winningest driver since 2004, with 37 victories. He is tied with Billy Moyer of Batesville, Ark., for the circuit’s alltime win record, including the earlier 1988-89 seasons.

While Richards’s primary objective since completing the 2011 campaign was securing a NASCAR Truck Series ride, his Kentucky Fuel Corporation/Seubert Calf Ranches-sponsored dirt Late Model team continued its customary off-season preparation. The possibility of a Truck deal remains alive for Richards, but, if he fails to land in a Truck seat for the comp

Tim McCreadie, 37, of Watertown, N.Y., finished second in the Pre-Season Media Poll, trailing Richards by 11 points (170-159) in one of the closest votes in the poll’s history. The 2006 WoO LMS champion was listed on 41 ballots, collecting 12 first-place (second behind Richards) and 17 second-place selections.

McCreadie, who finished a disappointing fourth in the 2011 points standings, enters the new season with renewed enthusiasm and confidence. He expects great results from his move to Warrior Chassis, the Knoxville, Tenn.-based manufacturer that will work closely with McCreadie’s Sweeteners Plus team.

Darrell Lanigan of Union, Ky., placed third in the poll with 132 points. The 40-year-old star and 2008 WoO LMS champion appeared on 41 ballots, receiving six first-place, 11 second-place and 14 third-place votes.

Eckert, 46, finished fourth in the poll with 111 points, but the defending WoO LMS champion was the only driver listed on all 43 media ballots. He tallied a modest three first-place votes; the majority of his selections were for third place (12) and fourth place (20).

The top four drivers in the poll – who also occupied the top four positions in the final 2011 WoO LMS points standings – dominated the voting. They were the only drivers to receive first-place selections, and no other driver appeared on more than 18 ballots.

Shane Clanton, 36, of Fayetteville, Ga., was a distant fifth in the poll, accumulating 32 points. Now racing for Kennedy Motorsports after ending his nine-year run driving for Ronnie Dobbins, Clanton was listed on 18 ballots, with three third-place selections his highlights.

Chub Frank, 50, of Bear Lake, Pa., who finished fifth in last year’s points standings but is winless on the WoO LMS since August 2009, placed sixth in the poll with 18 points. He was named on 13 ballots, including one runner-up, one third-place and 11 fifth-place votes.

The surprise of the voting was Mike Marlar of Winfield, Tenn., an accomplished 33-year-old driver who hopes to follow the WoO LMS for the first time in equipment fielded by Norman Bryson. He finished seventh in the poll on the strength of six fifth-place picks.

Rounding out the drivers earning points in the poll were Clint Smith of Senoia, Ga., who earned one fourth- and three fifth-place votes for five points; Rookie of the Year contender Billy Moyer Jr. of Batesville, Ark., who picked up one third- and one fifth-place selection for four points; Tim Fuller of Watertown, N.Y. (one fourth, two fifths for four points); Vic Coffey of Caledonia, N.Y. (one fifth); rookie Jared Hawkins of Fairmont, W.Va. (one fifth); and John Lobb of Frewsburg, N.Y. (one fifth).

As part of the poll, media members were also asked to predict who will win the most WoO LMS A-Mains in 2012 as well as the victors of three major events – the season-opening ‘Winter Freeze’ on Feb. 10-11 at Screven; the fifth annual Firecracker 100 ($30,000 to win) on June 28-30 at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa.; and the 25th annual USA Nationals ($50,000 to win) on Aug. 3-4 at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis.

Richards ran away with the top-winner voting, receiving 28 votes. The only other drivers tapped for possible winningest-driver status in 2012 were McCreadie (eight), Eckert (three), Lanigan (three) and Frank (one).

Media members predicted that the season’s most prolific winner will lead the tour with as many as 14 victories and as few as three. The single-season win record for the WoO LMS since 2004 – nine victories – is shared by Richards (2011) and Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, Tenn. (2004).

Richards also emerged as the favorite among the media to win all three major events listed, receiving 11 selections in each race’s balloting. He is the defending champion of the USA Nationals, but he hasn’t won the Firecracker 100 and has never captured a WoO LMS event at Screven.

Drivers earning multiple votes as potential ‘Winter Freeze’ winners were Clanton (eight), McCreadie (eight), Lanigan (six), Eckert (three), Billy Moyer (three) and Billy Moyer Jr. (two). Receiving single votes were Clint Smith and Ray Cook of Brasstown, N.C.

In the Firecracker 100 category, Bloomquist trailed Richards with eight votes. Other drivers receiving multiple votes were Lanigan (seven), Eckert (five), two-time and defending race winner Jimmy Mars of Menomonie, Wis. (three), McCreadie (three), Clanton (two) and Frank (two), while single votes were cast for Jimmy Owens of Newport, Tenn., and Steve Shaver of Vienna, W.Va.

Mars was just edged for top honors by Richards in the USA Nationals voting, earning 10 selections. Also earning multiple votes for USA Nationals glory were Brian Birkhofer of Muscatine, Iowa (six), McCreadie (five), Bloomquist (three), Moyer (three) and Clanton (two), while single votes went to Coffey, Eckert and Lanigan.

A busy month of February for the WoO LMS will continue after this weekend’s Winter Freeze at Screven. The tour will head farther south for the inaugural ‘Bubba Army Late Model Winter Nationals’ on Feb. 16-18 at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla., and two dates (Feb. 23 and 25) during the UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit Racing Equipment at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla.

For more information on the WoO LMS, visit www.worldofoutlaws.com

Fans can also follow the WoO LMS on Twitter at Twitter.com/WoOLateModels and Facebook at Facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws . 

2012 World of Outlaws Late Model Series Pre-Season Media Poll (Driver/first pl. votes/2nd pl/3rd pl/4th pl/5th pl/total points on 5-4-3-2-1 tabulation system):

1. Josh Richards 22-10-5-2-1 = 170


2. Tim McCreadie 12-17-7-5-0 = 159


3. Darrell Lanigan 6-11-14-6-4 = 132


4. Rick Eckert 3-4-12-20-4 = 111


5. Shane Clanton 0-0-3-8-7 = 32


6. Chub Frank 0-1-1-0-11 = 18


7. Mike Marlar 0-0-0-0-6 = 6


8. Clint Smith 0-0-0-1-3 = 5


9. Billy Moyer Jr. 0-0-1-0-1 = 4


9. Tim Fuller 0-0-0-1-2 = 4


11. Vic Coffey 0-0-0-0-1 = 1


11. Jared Hawkins 0-0-0-0-1 = 1


11. John Lobb 0-0-0-0-1 = 1

 

 

 

 

 

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Clanton Hopes Hard Works Pays Off With Home-State Victory In ‘Winter Freeze’ At Screven Motor Speedway




Georgia Track Hosts $20,000-To-Win World of Outlaws Late Model Series Season Opener This Weekend (Feb. 10-11)



SYLVANIA, GA – Feb. 6, 2012 – If Shane Clanton manages to kick off the 2012 World of Outlaws Late Model Series campaign with a rousing home-state victory this Saturday night (Feb. 11) in the ‘Winter Freeze’ at Screven Motor Speedway, he will have earned every cent of the race’s $20,000 first-place prize.

Success at Screven would culminate a grueling three-week stretch for Clanton, whose off-season move to a new team – and preparation for the start of the WoO LMS schedule – was made even more challenging by a disastrous mid-January racing trip to Arizona.

Clanton, 36, of Fayetteville, Ga., has been in full scramble mode since a devastating crash on Jan. 18 at USA Raceway in Tucson, Ariz., cut short his debut with Kennedy Motorsports. The crash left his Capital Race Cars machine damaged beyond repair, forcing him to depart the unsanctioned Wild West Shootout after just three of six scheduled events and return home to hastily regroup.

“That wreck really put me behind the eight-ball,” said Clanton, who in late November ended his nine-year association with Georgia team owner Ronnie Dobbins to join John Kennedy’s fledgling operation as a teammate to 2011 WoO LMS rookie John Lobb of Frewsburg, N.Y. “We worked hard to get ready for the Arizona trip, but losing a car out there pretty much put us back to square one. We’ve been working our tails off to get my new car done and Lobb’s new car done (in time for Screven).”

Both Clanton and Lobb will have new Capital Race Cars – chassis that are built in a collaborative effort between Clanton and former dirt Late Model racer Marshall Green – ready for action in the ‘Winter Freeze,’ which includes time trials and heat races on Friday night (Feb. 10) and B-Mains and the 60-lap A-Main on Saturday evening (Feb. 11). But they will have to share one backup car because Clanton’s crash leaves the team down one vehicle.

It’s not the ideal situation for Clanton, who is hoping his dramatic change in race team scenery will allow him to rebound from a frustrating 2011 in which he won just one WoO LMS A-Main and finished a disappointing seventh in the points standings. The bump in the road hasn’t gotten him down, however.

“I feel good and I feel confident in what we’re doing,” said Clanton, who has been a WoO LMS regular since 2005 and finished as high as second in the points standings (2006). “We’re prepared as much as we possibly can be in the time we’ve had after losing that car in Arizona. We’ve been working day and night to get everything done and nobody is hanging their head.”

Clanton’s performance before the Arizona crash certainly buoys his spirits. Engine problems in the Wild West Shootout opener left him a non-qualifier and forced his team to purchase a powerplant from Billy Moyer to continue racing, but he improved in each of his next two starts – to the point, in fact, that he was leading the feature when he clipped an inside marker tire in turn four and careened nearly head-on into the outside wall.

“We were definitely going in the right direction,” said Clanton. “I thought we had made some progress. We went from not making the race (Night 1) to winning a heat race and running eighth (Night 2) and then leading the race (Night 3).

“(The accident) was a mistake on my part,” he added. “We just knocked ourselves out and ended up with more work than we should have had.”
Clanton, who felt sore for “three or four days” after absorbing what he called “probably the second-hardest hit I’ve ever taken in a crash,” plans to arrive at Screven on Thursday night to shake down his car in an open practice session. Then he expects to spend the remainder of the weekend battling for the checkered flag in the biggest event ever presented at Screven, a three-eighths-mile oval that its colorful owner, Redd Griffin, began cutting out of a cotton field 16 years ago.

With a triumph, Clanton would become the first driver hailing from Georgia to win a WoO LMS A-Main at Screven. The track’s previous tour events were captured by Steve Francis of Ashland, Ky. (2008), Tim Fuller of Watertown, N.Y. (2009) and Austin Hubbard of Seaford, Del. (2010) – all of whom are expected to enter the ‘Winter Freeze.’

“I seem to run good every time I’ve been to Screven, so I think we’ll have a good shot it,” said Clanton, who has finished third (’08), sixth (’09) and 13th (’10) in WoO LMS action at the speedway. “Hopefully we can start the year off on the right foot. It would be huge for us. The motivation is definitely there, so if we can get going good right out of the box it would build some momentum.”

Clanton will face off with what figures to be the largest, most talented field of dirt Late Model drivers ever to grace Screven’s pit area. Six of the seven former WoO LMS champions are planning to participate, including defending titlist Rick Eckert of York, Pa., Josh Richards of Shinnston, W.Va. (2009-10), Darrell Lanigan of Union, Ky. (2008), Steve Francis (2007), Tim McCreadie of Watertown, N.Y. (2006) and Billy Moyer of Batesville, Ark. (1988-89, 2005).

A full weekend of activities is in the works for Winter Freeze attendees, starting with an open practice session running from 6-10 p.m. on Thurs., Feb. 9. The schedule of events on Fri., Feb. 10, includes WoO LMS time trials and heat races plus full programs for the All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series and the Screven Late Model division ($1,500 to win), while the card on Sat., Feb. 11, features B-Mains and the lucrative Winter Freeze finale for the WoO LMS as well as another $5,000-to-win All-Star Sprint Car show and a $2,500-to-win crate Late Model headliner. Griffin said he will also add a WoO LMS Non-Qualifiers’ Race to Saturday’s slate if more than 48 cars sign in for competition.

In addition, Griffin will keep things busy on his property Saturday afternoon, with Gee Chee Creek Mudd Drags competition, racing at his Gamecock Speedway go-kart oval and challenge races between World of Outlaws drivers and fans on a rental kart track. The mud-bog and go-kart action is included in Saturday’s $35 adult ticket price, which also provides an all-access pass to the pit area of each racing venue.

Screven’s gates are scheduled to open at 10 a.m. each day of the Winter Freeze. Hot laps are set to start at 5 p.m. on Fri., Feb. 10, and Sat., Feb. 11, with qualifying to immediately follow.

Admission to the practice night (including entry to the pits) on Thurs., Feb. 9, is $20 and free for children 12-and-under. On both Fri., Feb. 10, and Sat., Feb. 11, admission (including pits) is $35 for adults, $15 for children 7-12 and free for kids 6-and-under.

Screven Motor Speedway will provide free camping (no hookups) on the paved dragstrip on a first-come, first-served basis.

More information on the Winter Freeze is available by logging on to www.screvenmotorspeedway.com  or calling 912-228-5886.

Screven Motor Speedway is located between Mile Markers 6 and 7 on GA Route 21 in Screven County, Ga., about 45 minutes Northwest of Savannah.

A busy month of February for the WoO LMS will continue after the Winter Freeze. The tour will head farther south for the inaugural ‘Bubba Army Late Model Winter Nationals’ on Feb. 16-18 at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla., and two dates (Feb. 23 and 25) during the UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit Racing Equipment at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla.


For more information on the WoO LMS, visit www.worldofoutlaws.com

Fans can also follow the WoO LMS on Twitter at Twitter.com/WoOLateModels and Facebook at Facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws .

Tentative Expected Drivers List For ‘Winter Freeze’ at Screven Motor Speedway:

1-Brent Dixon/Elberton, GA


1-Jordy Nipper/Gray, GA


1-Josh Richards/Shinnston, WV


1*-Chub Frank/Bear Lake, PA


R1-Riley Hickman/Ooltewah, TN


2-Dennis Franklin/Gaffney, SC


2-Bob Robertson/Evans, GA


2x-John Henderson/Beech Island, SC


3-Chesley Dixon/Swainsboro, GA


3-Phil Pittman/Vidalia, GA


J4-John Garvin Jr./Sarver, PA


5-Sean Meeks/Guyton, GA


B5-Brandon Sheppard/New Berlin, IL


5B-Mike Marler/Winfield, TN


6-Steve Shaver/Vienna, WV


7R-Kent Robinson/Bloomington, IN


9-John Pursley/Clover, SC


09-Johnny Pursley/Clover, SC


10-Scott Shirey/Swansea, SC


11-Pat Doar/New Richmond, WI


11-Austin Hubbard/Seaford, DE


11-Tyler Reddick/Corning, CA


12-Hunter Peacock/Macon, GA


13-J.R. Hotovy/Hartford, MI


15-Steve Francis/Ashland, KY


16-Brian Nuttal Jr./Claxton, GA


16-Justin Rattliff/Campbellsville, KY


18-Jack Sullivan/Greenbrier, AR


19-Tim Fuller/Watertown, NY


21-Todd Frank/Green Bay, WI


21-Steven Howard/Bloomingdale, GA


21-Billy Moyer/Batesville, AR


21d-Dan Stone/Thompson, PA


21Jr.-Billy Moyer Jr./Batesville, AR


22-Jill George/Cedar Falls, IA


22-Gregg Satterlee/Rochester Mills, PA


24-Rick Eckert/York, PA


25-Shane Clanton/Fayetteville, GA


27-Jeff Fortner/Vidalia, GA


28-Dennis Erb Jr./Carpentersville, IL


28-John Lobb/Frewsburg, NY


29-Darrell Lanigan/Union, KY


32cVic Coffey/Caledonia, NY


33-Brian Reese/Sharpsburg, GA


37-Jared Hawkins/Fairmont, WV


39-Tim McCreadie/Watertown, NY


41-Josh McGuire/Grayson, KY


42-Terry Casey/New London, WI


44-Clint Smith/Senoia, GA


49-Greg Johnson/Bedford, IN


53-Ray Cook/Brasstown, NC


54-Dillon White/Crofton, KY


57J-Bub McCool/Vicksburg, MS


71-Don O'Neal/Martinsville, IN


71d-Ron Davies/Warren, PA


76-Brandon Overton/Evans, GA


81-Scott James/Bright, IN


98-Casey Barrow/Savannah, GA


101-Casey Roberts/Toccoa, GA


121-Benji Cole/Cannon, GA


777-Jared Landers/Batesville, AR


The World of Outlaws Late Model Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Company), Armor All (Official Car Care Products), Hoosier Racing Tires (Official Racing Tires), STP (Official Fuel Treatment), Vicci (Official Uniform), VP Racing (Official Racing Fuel), DirtonDirt.com (Hard Charger Award), McCarthy’s One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning (Raye Vest Memorial Pill Draw Award), Chizmark Larson Insurance, Factory Value Parts and RacingJunk.com; in addition to contingency sponsors Comp Cams, Eibach Springs, JE Pistons, MSD Ignition, Ohlins Shocks, Pro Power Engines, Quartermaster, Rocket Chassis, R2C Performance, Superflow Dynos, Wix Filters and Wrisco Aluminum.

 

 

 

 

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North Alabama Speedway Books World of Outlaws Late Model Series Date On Fri., April 27



CONCORD, NC – Feb. 6, 2012 – The World of Outlaws Late Model Series will end a five-year absence from the racing calendar at North Alabama Speedway on Fri., April 27, series and track officials have announced.

The addition of the $10,000-to-win, 50-lap event at the one-third-mile oval near Tuscumbia, Ala., sets up a springtime southern doubleheader for the WoO LMS. The national tour will visit the high-banked Tazewell (Tenn.) Speedway on Sat., April 28.

The WoO LMS last appeared at North Alabama on March 25, 2007. Earl Pearson Jr. of Jacksonville, Fla., was victorious in a 40-lap A-Main.

“This is going to be the biggest race we’ve ever had here at North Alabama Speedway,” said track owner/promoter Jeff Greer, who will operate the facility on a specials-only slate in 2012. “We’re really looking forward to bringing the World of Outlaws Late Model Series back and giving our fans a huge early-season show.”

North Alabama becomes the 34th track on the 2012 WoO LMS schedule. The series currently lists 48 race dates comprising 43 A-Mains in 19 states and three Canadian provinces.

North Alabama Speedway is located one mile south of US Rt. 72 on SR 247, a few miles south of Florence, Ala.

More information on North Alabama Speedway can be obtained by logging on to www.northalabamaspeedway.com  or calling 256-381-5051 (track) or 256-247-0055 (owner/promoter Jeff Greer).

The 2012 WoO LMS kicks off on Feb. 10-11 with the $20,000-to-win ‘Winter Freeze’ at Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania, Ga.

For more information on the WoO LMS, visit www.worldofoutlaws.com

Fans can also follow the WoO LMS on Twitter at Twitter.com/WoOLateModels and Facebook at Facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws .

The World of Outlaws Late Model Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Company), Armor All (Official Car Care Products), Hoosier Racing Tires (Official Racing Tires), STP (Official Fuel Treatment), Vicci (Official Uniform), VP Racing (Official Racing Fuel), DirtonDirt.com (Hard Charger Award), McCarthy’s One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning (Raye Vest Memorial Pill Draw Award), Chizmark Larson Insurance, Factory Value Parts and RacingJunk.com; in addition to contingency sponsors Comp Cams, Eibach Springs, JE Pistons, MSD Ignition, Ohlins Shocks, Pro Power Engines, Quartermaster, Rocket Chassis, R2C Performance, Superflow Dynos, Wix Filters and Wrisco Aluminum.

 

 

 

 

 

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Record Number Of Drivers Approved As Contenders For 2012 World of Outlaws Late Model Series Rookie of the Year




Upstart National Tour Travelers Set To Begin ’12 Season On Feb. 10-11 At Georgia’s Screven Motor Speedway



CONCORD, NC – Feb. 4, 2012 – A record number of drivers have been approved as contenders for the 2012 World of Outlaws Late Model Series Rookie of the Year award.

Eight competitors will carry rookie status when the national tour kicks off its 2012 schedule on Feb. 10-11 with the $20,000-to-win ‘Winter Freeze’ at Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania, Ga., setting up an unprecedented battle for the prestigious first-year traveler honor.

“We’re really looking forward to this year’s World of Outlaws Late Model Series Rookie of the Year race,” said series director Tim Christman. “With a mix of rising young stars and veteran regional racers who are all looking to tackle a full national touring series schedule for the first time, this group of rookies isn’t only the biggest we’ve ever had but also the most interesting. They should really add another element of excitement to the 2012 World of Outlaws Late Model Series.”

A select panel comprised of veteran WoO LMS drivers and dirt Late Model media members was tasked with determining each applicant’s eligibility for the Rookie of the Year program. The panelists reviewed the drivers’ career dirt Late Model resumes and provided ‘yes’ or ‘no’ votes for each.

A simple majority of ‘yes’ votes were needed to confirm each driver’s rookie status. Two applicants failed to receive sufficient votes to participate in the Rookie of the Year program.

The drivers approved to contend for the 2012 WoO LMS Rookie of the Year crown include:

* Jared Hawkins, 25, of Fairmont, W.Va. While already a WoO LMS winner after pocketing $20,000 for capturing the 45-lap ‘Sweet Sixteen finale’ of the 2011 ‘Black Diamond 125’ at Tyler County Speedway in Middlebourne, W.Va., the up-and-comer has qualified for only six tour A-Mains in 18 attempts during his seven-year dirt Late Model career. He is considering a 2012 attack on the WoO LMS with car owner Bobby Lake.

* Greg Johnson, 44, of Bedford, Ind. The 16-year dirt Late Model veteran has over 150 career feature wins, but most have come in local and smaller regional events and he has never earned a race paycheck worth over $7,500. He is hoping to run a national schedule for the first time behind the wheel of the Rainey Motorsports No. 49.

* Bub McCool, 34, of Vicksburg, Miss. Though he began driving a dirt Late Model at the age of 14, he did not race for nearly a decade after suffering injuries in a serious car accident in January 1997. He returned as a division regular in 2006 and over the past five years has won 22 features in local and regional action while also increasing his participation in national-level events with his family-owned team.

* Billy Moyer Jr., 24, of Batesville, Ark. The son of dirt Late Model legend and three-time WoO LMS champ Billy Moyer, the touted full-fender prospect has steadily increased his schedule’s degree of difficulty since debuting behind the wheel in 2006. He flashed his potential last year with a fourth-place finish – right behind his dad – in the WoO LMS ‘Cash Cow 100’ at Columbus (Miss.) Speedway.

* Kent Robinson, 24, of Bloomington, Ind. The least experienced dirt Late Model driver among the rookie crop, Robinson is a former DIRTcar UMP Modified standout who made his full-fender debut in 2010 and ran his first full season in the division last year. He turned heads in ’11 while making more than 60 starts with his family-owned team, winning once, qualifying for both the Dream and the World 100 at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, and scoring a sixth-place at Bluegrass Speedway in Bardstown, Ky., in his second career WoO LMS A-Main appearance.

* Brandon Sheppard, 19, of New Berlin, Ill. The son of DIRTcar UMP Late Model hard-charger Steve Sheppard Jr., the teenager began running a dirt Late Model at the age of 14 and has been on a steady upward arc since then. He broke out in 2011, putting up a double-figure win total (including a pair of DIRTcar Summer Nationals victories) and winning the Northern All-Stars Late Model Series title. Sheppard and his family-owned team plan to follow the WoO LMS through the event on April 28 at Tazewell (Tenn.) Speedway and then decide on the remainder of their 2012 schedule.

* Dan Stone, 34, of Thompson, Pa. A regular entrant since 2005 in WoO LMS events held in the Northeast, the good-natured driver known as ‘Big Brother’ pulled off one of the biggest upsets in WoO LMS history when he beat the tour’s stars to win a 50-lap A-Main on Sept. 2, 2007, at Tri-City Speedway in Franklin, Pa. After excelling in local and regional action for 17 years, he hopes to follow the WoO LMS for the first time with a combination of family-owned equipment and cars fielded by Leo Milus’s Super Deuce Racing.

* Jack Sullivan, 36, of Greenbrier, Ark. A former open-wheel Modified standout, he has enjoyed success on regional circuits since entering the dirt Late Model class in 2003. He owns a top WoO LMS finish of ninth in 12 career A-Main starts, and over the past two years he’s been a stalwart on the DIRTcar Summer Nationals ‘Hell Tour,’ winning twice and placing a personal-best fifth in the 2011 points standings.

A guaranteed $10,000 top prize awaits the winner of the 2012 WoO LMS Rookie of the Year award, which will be determined using drivers’ best 25 finishes in World of Outlaws events.

The rookies will dive into their 2012 WoO LMS assaults with a busy month of February, staying on the road for two consecutive weeks of action. The season opener at Screven will be followed by the inaugural Bubba Army Late Model Winter Nationals on Feb. 16-18 at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla., and two dates (Feb. 23 and 25) during the 41st UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit Racing Equipment at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla.

Previous WoO LMS Rookie of the Year award winners were Pat Doar of New Richmond, Wis. (2011), Austin Hubbard of Seaford, Del. (2010), Russell King of Bristolville, Ohio (2009), Vic Coffey of Caledonia, N.Y. (2008), Tim Fuller of Watertown, N.Y. (2007), Eddie Carrier Jr. of Salt Rock, W.Va. (2006), Josh Richards of Shinnston, W.Va. (2005) and Tim McCreadie of Watertown, N.Y. (2004).

For more information on the WoO LMS, visit www.worldofoutlaws.com

Fans can also follow the WoO LMS on Twitter at Twitter.com/WoOLateModels and Facebook at Facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws .

The World of Outlaws Late Model Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Company), Armor All (Official Car Care Products), Hoosier Racing Tires (Official Racing Tires), STP (Official Fuel Treatment), Vicci (Official Uniform), VP Racing (Official Racing Fuel), DirtonDirt.com (Hard Charger Award), McCarthy’s One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning (Raye Vest Memorial Pill Draw Award), Chizmark Larson Insurance, Factory Value Parts and RacingJunk.com; in addition to contingency sponsors Comp Cams, Eibach Springs, JE Pistons, MSD Ignition, Ohlins Shocks, Pro Power Engines, Quartermaster, Rocket Chassis, R2C Performance, Superflow Dynos, Wix Filters and Wrisco Aluminum.

 

 

 

 

 

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University of Northwestern Ohio, Summit Racing Equipment Key Partners of 41st UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit

 

12-day dirt racing event near Daytona Beach kicks off Feb. 14 at Volusia Speedway Park

 

BARBERVILLE, Fla. - Feb. 1, 2012 - Volusia Speedway Park is pleased to announce University of Northwestern Ohio has become title sponsor of the UNOH DIRTcar Nationals, having already been presenting sponsor the past three years. Volusia is also excited to announce Summit Racing Equipment as the new presenting sponsor, bringing two powerhouse organizations to the 41st Annual UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit Racing Equipment.

The 12-day event running Feb. 14-25 at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla., features World of Outlaws Sprint Cars, World of Outlaws Late Models, Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds, DIRTcar UMP Modifieds, DIRTcar Late Models and UNOH All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars.

"At Volusia, we race doubleheaders each night so it's only fitting we have two partners like the University of Northwestern Ohio and Summit Racing Equipment to help kick off the 2012 season at Florida's biggest annual dirt track racing event," said WRG Chief Marketing Officer Ben Geisler. "UNOH has been a great partner at Volusia since 2008, now we're excited to help Summit Racing Equipment expand its involvement in DIRTcar Racing through our huge season-opening event."

A major supporter of racing at all levels, UNOH will bring its all-student in-house DIRTcar UMP Modified teams to compete during the event, in addition to the ones driven by NASCAR racers Kenny Wallace, Ken Schrader, Austin Dillon and Ty Dillon.

"Competing at Volusia provides our students with the perfect opportunity to experience real-life racing situations while the sponsorship helps to give us the exposure we need to continue growing our motorsports program," said Steve Farmer, UNOH VP of Corporate Development. "The event itself is second-to-none and we're very happy to play a role in making it a success."

Summit Racing Equipment joined DIRTcar last season to sponsor the Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals, a series run in conjunction with the DIRTcar Late Model 'Hell Tour' Summer Nationals. Now Summit is expanding its relationship with DIRTcar by sponsoring the UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit.

"Through our involvement with the DIRTcar UMP Modifieds last summer, we know they are one of the strongest divisions in the sport," said Jim Greenleaf, Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports and Event Manager. "We are eager to experience the DIRTcar Nationals to reach competitors across all four divisions that race at Volusia."

For more information and updates on the UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit Racing Equipment, click DIRTcarNationals.com or follow on Twitter at Twitter.com/DIRTcarNats.

About University of Northwestern Ohio

Founded in 1920, the University of Northwestern Ohio is a private, not-for-profit institution. The University of Northwestern Ohio is a co-educational institution authorized by the Ohio Board of Regents to grant master's degrees, baccalaureate degrees, and associate degrees. The University's mission is to provide a positive and diverse learning experience which develops students' knowledge, skills, and attitudes, enabling success in their fields and personal growth through lifelong learning.

About Summit Racing Equipment

Established in 1968, Summit Racing Equipment is the leading high performance parts and accessories company. Summit Racing offers the largest selection, lowest prices, and best customer service in the high performance industry via catalogs, Internet, and Retail Super Stores. The company is headquartered in Tallmadge, Ohio with retail locations in Tallmadge, Ohio; Sparks, Nevada; and McDonough, Georgia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Eckert Seeks To Regain Winning Form At Volusia Speedway Park In UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit Racing Equipment Feb. 20-25




Defending World of Outlaws Late Model Series Champ Hasn’t Reached Victory Lane At Florida Track Since 2006



BARBERVILLE, FL – Jan. 27, 2012 – Rick Eckert seemed to get his groove back at the end of last year’s UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit Racing Equipment and rode the momentum to his first-ever World of Outlaws Late Model Series title.

This year the veteran star from York, Pa., hopes to step up his performance even more and return to his old winning ways at Volusia Speedway Park, which hosts six consecutive nights of DIRTcar Late Model racing from Feb. 20-25 as part of the 41st UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit. Four DIRTcar UMP-sanctioned events (Feb. 20, 21, 22 and 24) and two WoO LMS programs (Feb. 23 and 25) comprise the full-fender portion of the annual short-track spectacular in the Sunshine State.

“I gotta get back on a roll there,” Eckert said of the sprawling half-mile oval located less than a half-hour outside Daytona Beach, Fla. “We closed out last year’s (DIRTcar Nationals) strong, but it’s been a long time since we’ve won a race there. This year we’re gonna try to change that.”

For the eight-year period from 1999-2006, Eckert, 46, was a pretty solid bet to reach Victory Lane at least once during each edition of the UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit. He captured seven Late Model features in that span, going winless only in his 2000 and 2003 trips to Florida.

Eckert’s run of success at Volusia was so impressive that he remains atop the UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit win list since 1999 despite being shut out for the last five years. Only Don O’Neal of Martinsville, Ind., who won his seventh career DIRTcar Nationals A-Main last year, matches Eckert’s checkered flag total.

“Volusia was really good to us for awhile,” said Eckert, whose triumphs came in DIRTcar UMP (five), UDTRA/Hav-A-Tampa (one) and unsanctioned (one) races. “I still like the place, but it feels like we haven’t won there in forever.”

Eckert certainly hasn’t been a non-factor since his last win at Volusia, on Feb. 17, 2006. Over the past five years he’s recorded seven top-five and 14 top-10 finishes during the UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit, including runner-up outings in ’08 (WoO LMS) and ’09 and ’11 (DIRTcar UMP).

But the Volusia victory lull has proven frustrating for Eckert, never more so than during the first four nights of last year’s competition. He struggled to get his self-owned Team Zero by Bloomquist car up to speed, registering consecutive DIRTcar UMP-sanctioned feature finishes of 13 th, 24th and 17th and placing a quiet 13th in the WoO LMS season opener.

Eckert’s disappointing runs sent him into the final two evenings of last year’s action needing a turnaround not just for his morale but also, he quipped at the time, so he’d have “enough money to buy diesel fuel to get back home.” An engine change prior to Friday night’s competition got him back on track, propelling him to an uplifting second-place finish in the 40-lap DIRTcar UMP finale and a fifth-place finish in Saturday night’s 50-lap WoO LMS A-Main that put a badly-needed $7,050 in his pocket and set him off on a championship season.

“We started the week with a fresh motor, but we fought some issues with it and really struggled,” said Eckert. “I was too hard-headed to change it, but we finally changed to our other motor on Friday afternoon and we instantly ran better. It had laps on it, but it actually ran better and made our car better. It turned our week around.”

Not surprisingly, Eckert plans to go back to what worked for him during last year’s UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit.

“Right from the start of the week this year we’re gonna run a motor that’s similar to what we used the last two nights last year,” said Eckert. “It might not be the same exact motor, but it’ll be the same size and the same combo. We’ll probably run another motor at the first two tracks we go to (the season-opening WoO LMS events on Feb. 10-11 at Georgia’s Screven Motor Speedway and Feb. 16-18 at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla.) and then change to the one we think will be best for Volusia.”

Just over three months removed from clinching the $100,000 WoO LMS crown during the Lowes Foods World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., Eckert is ready to begin another championship chase. He knows he can’t afford a slow jump out of the starting gate with the national tour running a record six events at three tracks during the month of February.

“Having more races in Georgia and Florida is good for the series, but it’s definitely harder on the regulars,” said Eckert, who has entered all 313 WoO LMS events contested since 2004. “There will be probably 60 or more cars at all six races, so we have to be on our game. You better get off to a good start this year or you’ll be in trouble.”

Eckert is confident that he’ll be in the mix for checkered flags at Volusia, a D-shaped track he always enjoys visiting.

“It’s a fun place,” said Eckert, who displayed his newly-skinned No. 24 in the DIRTcar Racing booth during last weekend’s VP Racing Fuels Motorsports 2012 show at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, Pa. “It’s big, but yet it’s still racy. I think because it’s round it just races good – usually side-by-side racing, which is cool.

“It’s been really good the last several years,” he continued. “It didn’t use to be as racy as it is now. I remember being there when guys would draw bad (time trial) numbers and then just didn’t race that night. But now the racetrack’s good enough where you can draw a bad number and still rebound. They (the track-prep crew) just do a lot more work (to the surface) than they used and that’s great for us and the fans.”

Of course, Eckert isn’t merely a proponent of the racing at Volusia. He’s likes the whole atmosphere that envelopes the UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit.

“It’s always fun to race in front of a big crowd,” said Eckert, “and it’s fun to get to see all the (DIRTcar Big-Block) Modified guys (who race from Feb. 22-25) that I probably only see one time a year. We’ll hang out with them after the races, cook out a little bit, have a few beers and talk about racing. That’s what makes the week even more fun.”

The UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit is a 12-night short-track blockbuster that features nightly doubleheaders. Joining the DIRTcar UMP Late Models (30-lap A-Mains paying $7,000 to win on Feb. 20, 21 and 22 and a 40-lap, $10,000-to-win finale on Feb. 24) and WoO LMS (50-lap A-Mains for $10,000 to win on Feb. 23 and 25) on the schedule are the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series (Feb. 17-19); the UNOH All-Star Sprint Car Series (Feb. 15-16); the Super DIRTcar Series for Big-Block Modifieds (Feb. 22-25); and the UMP Modifieds (Feb. 14-21).

For more information on the UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit – including special pricing on advance-sale tickets and details of the ‘Free Pit Pass With Every Ticket’ offer that allows fans to get up-close-and-personal with the race teams every night of the DCN – visit www.DIRTcarNationals.com or call 704-795-7223, 386-985-4402 or 877-395-8606 (ticket hotline).

For more information on the WoO LMS, visit www.worldofoutlaws.com


Fans can also follow the WoO LMS on Twitter at Twitter.com/WoOLateModels and Facebook at Facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws . 

The World of Outlaws Late Model Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Company), Armor All (Official Car Care Products), Hoosier Racing Tires (Official Racing Tires), STP (Official Fuel Treatment), Vicci (Official Uniform), VP Racing (Official Racing Fuel), DirtonDirt.com (Hard Charger Award), McCarthy’s One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning (Raye Vest Memorial Pill Draw Award), Chizmark Larson Insurance, Factory Value Parts and RacingJunk.com; in addition to contingency sponsors Comp Cams, Eibach Springs, JE Pistons, MSD Ignition, Ohlins Shocks, Pro Power Engines, Quartermaster, Rocket Chassis, R2C Performance, Superflow Dynos, Wix Filters and Wrisco Aluminum.


 

 

 

 

 

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World of Outlaws Late Model Series Announcer Rick Eshelman Receives Prestigious Award From Michigan Auto Racing Fan Club



CONCORD, NC – Jan. 25, 2012 – World of Outlaws Late Model Series announcer Rick Eshelman got his start in the motorsports business while living in Michigan. Last Saturday night he returned to his native home to accept a high honor from the Wolverine State’s short-track racing community.

Eshelman, 50, made a 14-hour trip north from his residence in Phenix City, Ala., to attend the 46th annual Michigan Auto Racing Fan Club Awards Banquet in Warren, Mich., where he received the organization’s prestigious Tom Carnegie Announcer of the Year Award. The award is named in memory of the legendary late announcer of the Indianapolis 500.

“Being recognized with an award like this really means a lot to me,” said Eshelman, who grew up in Waltz, Mich., about halfway between Toledo and Detroit. “So many great announcers from not only Michigan but all across the country have received this award and I’m honored to join them.”

Eshelman’s Michigan motorsports roots run deep. His hometrack throughout his childhood was Flat Rock (Mich.) Speedway, a paved oval he attended for the first time at the age of three. He began working there – selling welder’s insurance, scoring races – as a teenager and announced his first race at Flat Rock as a 17-year-old in 1979.

“It was opening night and the regular announcer couldn’t make it,” Eshelman remembered of his debut behind the microphone. “I asked if I could fill in for the night and I got the chance. I loved it and couldn’t wait to do it again.”

After serving as a substitute announcer at Flat Rock for the remainder of the 1979 season, Eshelman became the regular race-caller at Toledo (Ohio) Speedway in 1980. He then headed off for a four-year stint in the Army, but his announcing didn’t end while an enlisted man. With Eshelman stationed in Grand Forks, N.D., he spent the 1983-85 seasons calling the races at River Cities Speedway.

Eshelman returned to the announcer’s booth at Flat Rock and Toledo in 1986. He switched to weekly dirt-track announcing in 1999 and 2000 at Ohio’s Limaland Speedway and Oakshade Raceway, and from 2000-2003 he worked at the famed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. He moved south to Columbus, Miss., for a short time early in 2004 – and announced the first event at the town’s Magnolia Motor Speedway – before settling in Phenix City, Ala., and landing his dream job with the WoO LMS in July ’04.

Since taking over as the voice of the World of Outlaws Late Model Series, Eshelman has become one of the most well-known announcers in dirt Late Model racing. His distinctive style and devotion to the sport resulted in recognition from his home state’s stalwart fan club.

“I remember listening to Howard Williams announce at Flat Rock when I was a kid and I just told myself, ‘I’d like to do that,’” said Eshelman, who has called races at 160 tracks in 30 states and three Canadian provinces. “I feel real lucky to be doing what I’m doing now for a living. I owe it all to John Marcum (late founder and president of ARCA) and the start I got at Flat Rock.”

Eshelman will soon be back on the road with the World of Outlaws, traveling the country in the tour’s hauler with his girlfriend, WoO LMS chief scorer Sandy Holt, riding shotgun. The 2012 schedule begins on Feb. 10-11 with the $20,000-to-win ‘Winter Freeze’ at Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania, Ga., and then continues with the ‘Bubba Army Late Model Winter Nationals’ on Feb. 16-18 at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla., and the tour’s portion of the UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summitt Racing Equipment on Feb. 23 and 25 at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla.

And of course, Eshelman will have four opportunities to announce WoO LMS events in Michigan this season. The circuit is scheduled to visit Hartford Motor Speedway on July 20; Winston Speedway in Rothbury on Aug. 17; Merritt Raceway in Lake City on Aug. 18; and Berlin Raceway in Marne, a paved track that will be covered with clay for a historic $20,000-to-win, 100-lap race weekend on Sept. 21-22.

For more information on the WoO LMS, visit www.worldofoutlaws.com

Fans can also follow the WoO LMS on Twitter at Twitter.com/WoOLateModels and Facebook at Facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws .

The World of Outlaws Late Model Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Company), Armor All (Official Car Care Products), Hoosier Racing Tires (Official Racing Tires), STP (Official Fuel Treatment), Vicci (Official Uniform), VP Racing (Official Racing Fuel), DirtonDirt.com (Hard Charger Award), McCarthy’s One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning (Raye Vest Memorial Pill Draw Award), Chizmark Larson Insurance, Factory Value Parts and RacingJunk.com; in addition to contingency sponsors Comp Cams, Eibach Springs, JE Pistons, MSD Ignition, Ohlins Shocks, Pro Power Engines, Quartermaster, Rocket Chassis, R2C Performance, Superflow Dynos, Wix Filters and Wrisco Aluminum.

 

 

 

 

 

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Firecracker 100 and Silver Cup headline 2012 Lernerville Speedway schedule!
Later starting date, but Fab Four Racing still the bread & butter!!

 

 

Sarver, PA (January 23, 2012) The 2012 schedule at Lernerville Speedway will once again feature Crown Jewel events in the 6th Annual Firecracker 100 presented by GottaRace.com and the 21st annual installment of the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup, both featuring and sanctioned by the World of Outlaws.

 

But our bread and butter continues to be the best weekly show in America; Fab Four Racing. All four division sponsors are back for 2012, so Fab Four Racing will once again feature the Ti22 Performance DIRTcar Sprints, Precise Racing Products DIRTcar Late Models, Diehl Auto Group DIRTcar Northeast Big Block Modifieds and Millerstown Pic-A-Part DIRTcar Sportsman.

 

The biggest change for 2012 is a later starting date. For years, Lernerville Speedway has scheduled one of the earliest “Opening Nights” in the region; traditionally the last Friday in March. But with Mother Nature carrying a winning percentage of greater than 75% over the past five seasons, Lernerville Speedway management has decided to move Opening Night 2012 to Friday, April 20 and Budweiser Points will start right off the bat!

 

Even with the later starting date, 17 Fast Fridays of Fab Four Racing are scheduled between Opening Night on April 20 and Championship Night on August 24.

 

Before the green flag flies, however, Lernerville’s preseason begins with the Annual Awards Banquet on Saturday, March 3 at the Days Inn on Route 8 in Butler, followed by cars shows at the Clearview Mall in Butler (March 8-10) and the Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills (March 15-17). After a month to bear down and get ready for the 2012 season, the action will move to the track on Saturday, April 14 for the Test & Tune practice session.

 

As mentioned above, the Crown Jewel events will be the highlight of the 2012 season as the World of Outlaws Late Model Series roll into Sarvertown for a three-night mega event in late June for the 6th Annual Firecracker 100 presented by GottaRace.com and the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars invade the Action Track in mid-July for the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup XXI Twin 30s.

 

The Firecracker 100 is scheduled for Thursday-Friday-Saturday, June 28-29-30 and the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup is scheduled for Tuesday, July 17. The World of Outlaws Sprints will also visit the Sarver Speedplant on Saturday, September 22 for the Commonwealth Clash. Tickets for all three events are on sale at www.Lernerville.com by clicking the “Buy Tickets” icon or by calling the speedway office Monday-Thursday 9:00AM-4:00PM at (724) 353-1511.

 

2012 Fab Four Racing promotional events include Silver Jacket Night on April 27, Cinco de Mayo Night on May 4, Breast Cancer Awareness Night on May 11, Armed Forces Night on May 18, Ladies Night/80s Night on May 25, Nostalgia Night on June 1, Fire/EMS/Police Night on June 8 and the Mid-Season Championships on June 15. Holiday Races with Fireworks on #1 Cochran Fan Appreciation Night on June 22 will lead us into the 6th Annual Firecracker 100 presented by www.GottaRace.com.

 

The promotions continue to roll after the Firecracker with Youth Sports Night on July 6 and Friday the 13th Night featuring $13 admission on July 13.

 

After the Silver Cup, Fab Four Racing will take a mid-summer vacation as the ULMS Late Models will make their Action Track debut on the Friday, July 20 along with the UEMS E-Mods (which debuted at the 2011 DIRTcar Round Up Steel City Stampede) and the Millerstown Pic-A-Part DIRTcar Sportsman/Stock. The ULMS Lates will be racing for $2,500-to-win, while the UEMS Mods will race for $1,000-to-win.

 

Fab Four Racing resumes on July 27 with the Joe Pitkavish Memorial for the Diehl Mods, followed by ARCH Fan Club Night on August 3, Pittsburgh Circle Track Club Night on August 10, Scout Night on August 17 and the 2012 Fab Four Racing season will conclude with Championship Night on Friday, August 24. A more detailed explanation of the different features of each promotion will be announced closer to the start of the 2012 season.

 

Lernerville’s postseason will begin with the with the traditional Labor Day weekend lid lifter featuring the All Star Circuit of Champions Sprints on Friday, August 31. The 305 Sprints return to the card in 2012 along with the Pic-A-Part DIRTcar Sportsman.

 

Our Pic-A-Part DIRTcar Sportsman will once again take center stage on Saturday, September 8 in Sportsman/Stock Spectacular during Autumn-Motive Fest 2012; switching dates with the “Back to School” School Bus & Kid’s Bike Races which will now be run on the weekend after Autumn-Motive Fest; on Saturday, September 15. School Bus and Kid’s Bike races will also be run on Tuesday, August 7 along with Enduro 100 and Trailer Races on the “Summer Vacation” card.

 

The BRP Modified Tour will come to a dramatic conclusion during the three-day DIRTcar Round Up Steel City Stampede for a third straight season with the Kodiak Memorial Feature being run on Saturday, October 27.

 

Speaking of the DIRTcar Round Up, in its third season, the Steel City Stampede continued to grow into the pre-eminent end-of-season event in Western PA in 2011! The 2012 edition will expand to nine fast divisions all three nights, headlined by Fab Four Racing’s Ti22 Sprints, Precise Lates, Diehl Mods and Charapp Sportsman/Stock. Joining the Steel City Stampede lineup for the first time will be the FASTRAK Northeast Late Model Touring Series. The “Crate Lates” have been on the card since the inaugural event, but this will be the first time this race will be FASTRAK sanctioned. The 305 Sprints will also make their Stampede debut in 2012 after debuting at the speedway in 2011 along with the All Star Sprints. The UEMS/UMP Mods, Mod Lites and 4-Cylinders will also return, along with the Saturday Night finale Enduro 100.

 

Lernerville Speedway management continues to work with DIRTcar Northeast and the Sharon Speedway on the recently announces mini-series between the two tracks for the Big Block Modifeds, dates and details should be released in the near future.

 

The 2012 Lernerville Speedway schedule can be downloaded for printing at www.Lernerville.com by clicking the “2012 Schedule/Pricing” link or pick one up at the Banquet or either car show!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Down & Dirty: Michigan’s Berlin Raceway Covering Pavement With Clay For World of Outlaws Late Model Series Weekend On Sept. 21-22




Huge 100-lap, $20,000-To-Win Event Will Return Showplace Oval To Its Dirt-Track Roots



MARNE, MI – Jan. 20, 2012 – Berlin Raceway is going to get down and dirty in 2012.

Harkening back to the famed facility’s beginnings as a dirt track six decades ago, the new management team of the Michigan speedway has announced plans to cover the 7/16th-mile oval’s asphalt surface with a layer of clay for a spectacular season-ending program featuring the renowned World of Outlaws Late Model Series.

Keyser Manufacturing Co. of Coopersville, Mich., has signed on to sponsor the huge weekend scheduled for Sept. 21-22, providing fans from the Midwest and beyond the unique opportunity to witness dirt Late Model superstars sliding around one of the country’s most storied and popular paved tracks.

A 100-lap WoO LMS A-Main paying $20,000 to win will serve as the highlight of the historic, as-yet-unnamed weekend. Berlin Raceway’s management is setting up a fan contest to solicit ideas for the race’s title, adding interactive flair to arguably the biggest dirt Late Model event ever contested in the state of Michigan.

“When we started making our plans for the 2012 season we threw around ideas that might create some excitement,” said Berlin Raceway general manager Mike Bursley. “We thought putting dirt down for a big end-of-the-year show would be something that’s not only different, but also great for the racetrack and great for the fans.

“We’re going to bring Berlin Raceway back to where it started when Chet Mysliwiec and his family built it – and doing it with the World of Outlaws will be huge.”

A staple of the Wolverine State’s motorsports scene since 1950, Berlin Raceway will celebrate its 62nd year of competition in 2012 with the energetic duo of Bursley, 28, and Kurt Dietrich, 33, serving as co-promoters for DBD Ventures, the Don Dewitt-led investment group that purchased the track’s lease during the off-season. The first dirt race since Berlin was paved in 1966 will conclude an ambitious ’12 schedule that includes the track’s traditional weekly action and major events.

The much-anticipated dirt-track weekend at Berlin will kick off on Thurs., Sept. 20, with an open practice session. The WoO LMS will take center stage for the remainder of the historic meet, running time trials and heat races on Fri., Sept. 21, and last-chance races and the 100-lap A-Main on Sat., Sept. 22.

The century grind figures to play a critical role in the battle for the $100,000 WoO LMS points championship. Just four more points races are scheduled to be contested after the national tour’s visit to Berlin.

“We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to headline one of the most exciting racing weekends the state of Michigan has ever seen,” said WoO LMS director Tim Christman. “It’s truly an honor to know the management of a well-known short track like Berlin Raceway holds the World of Outlaws Late Model Series in such high esteem that they are entrusting our officials and teams to help make the dirt-track weekend a memorable one.”

The process of applying a dirt surface on Berlin Raceway will begin immediately after the track presents its final scheduled pavement event of the season on Sept. 8. Bursley said the speedway has already made arrangements to truck in over 10,000 yards of clay excavated from the site of an athletic-field construction project at a nearby college.

“It’s quite a commitment to pull off something like this, but we’ve done our homework,” said Bursley, who plans to work with local dirt-track promoters and seek their assistance in surface preparation to ensure the success of Berlin’s big program. “We’re serious about doing this right. We want to make this a yearly event.”

Dirt-trackers who are unfamiliar with Berlin will discover a jewel of a track located less than 20 minutes from Grand Rapids, Mich. The facility was virtually rebuilt after its 2001 purchase by the West Michigan Whitecaps, a minor league baseball team that invested in infrastructure upgrades that included a new sound system, restrooms, private party areas, catch fencing and other amenities. More improvements came under Michael Blackmer, who leased the track in 2008 before transitioning to ownership the following season.

Berlin Raceway boasts a seating capacity of 8,800 and a uniquely-shaped track that will certainly prove to be a challenge for dirt Late Model racers.

“It’s really almost a circle, so the cars will rarely be going straight when they’re running on dirt,” said Dietrich, Berlin’s operations and marketing manager. “It will definitely lend itself to some real fast and interesting racing.”

More details of Berlin’s Keyser Manufacturing Co. dirt-track weekend will be announced in the near future, including information on ticket prices and advanced sales; support divisions that will compete; and a complete schedule of events.

Fans can get involved immediately by e-mailing their suggestions for an event name to dirtracename@berlinraceway.com  by Feb. 29. Track officials will pick five event names and then post them for fan voting at www.berlinraceway.com.  The fan who submits the winning event name will receive four free tickets to the weekend and other perks to be announced.

The latest information on the event is available by logging on to www.berlinraceway.com  or calling the track office at 616-662-2051.

For more information on the WoO LMS, visit www.worldofoutlaws.com

Fans can also follow the WoO LMS on Twitter at Twitter.com/WoOLateModels and Facebook at Facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws . 


The World of Outlaws Late Model Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Company), Armor All (Official Car Care Products), Hoosier Racing Tires (Official Racing Tires), STP (Official Fuel Treatment), Vicci (Official Uniform), VP Racing (Official Racing Fuel), DirtonDirt.com (Hard Charger Award), McCarthy’s One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning (Raye Vest Memorial Pill Draw Award), Chizmark Larson Insurance, Factory Value Parts and RacingJunk.com; in addition to contingency sponsors Comp Cams, Eibach Springs, JE Pistons, MSD Ignition, Ohlins Shocks, Pro Power Engines, Quartermaster, Rocket Chassis, R2C Performance, Superflow Dynos, Wix Filters and Wrisco Aluminum.

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Teenager Brandon Sheppard Ready To Make Some Late Model Noise In UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit Racing Equipment




Rising Young Star A Driver To Watch Feb. 20-25 At Florida’s Volusia Speedway Park



BARBERVILLE, FL – Jan. 18, 2012 – Brandon Sheppard fondly recalls the final night of last year’s UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit Racing Equipment at Volusia Speedway Park – after all, he led a star-studded World of Outlaws Late Model Series A-Main field to the green flag from the pole position as a fresh-faced 18-year-old.


Perhaps the end result that evening wasn’t what Sheppard had hoped for (he fell back immediately and finished two laps down in 21st place), but winning a heat race and starting from the front row in a World of Outlaws event certainly represented a breakthrough outing for the third-generation racer from New Berlin, Ill.


And thus, when Sheppard returns to Volusia to compete in the dirt Late Model portion of the 41st UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit from Feb. 20-25, he’ll be secure in the knowledge that he can make some noise against the country’s best drivers.


“That was definitely a huge confidence builder for me,” said Sheppard, who took time off from his senior year of high school to enter last year’s UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit. “It’s pretty nerve-racking to start a World of Outlaws feature on the pole for the first time, but I’m glad we got to do it. It was a pretty big moment in my career, something I’ll never forget.


“We kind of messed up on tires a little, which was disappointing. We went too hard (on compound choice), and right from the start I knew we were in trouble because the track (surface) didn’t blow off as much as I thought it would. But it was still a great night for us, and hopefully we learned some things that will help us when we go back.”

Sheppard is undeniably now a more serious contender than when he last toured the half-mile Volusia oval, which will host four nights of DIRTcar UMP-sanctioned Late Model action (Feb. 20, 21, 22 and 24) and two WoO LMS programs (Feb. 23 and 25) as part of the 12-night UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit. He established himself as a rising star in the division during the 2011 season.


The teenager broke through in a big way in ‘11, putting up a double-figure win total – including some very notable victories – on the DIRTcar UMP circuit and capturing the Northern All-Stars Late Model Series championship.

In his fifth season of action in the country’s marquee full-fender class, Sheppard proved that he’s bound for plenty of glory in the future.

“Things really started to click for us (in 2011),” said Sheppard, whose father, Steve Sheppard Jr., was a top DIRTcar UMP Late Model contender through much of the 2000s. “After racing for a few years, I realized that what you want is to go to every track and start off decent, and then work from there. We got a lot better at that (in ’11) and it showed with our performance.”

Sheppard’s true coming-of-age moment in ’11 – and the key to his NALMS points title – came on June 4 at I-55 Raceway in Pevely, Mo. While he had already won four features during the spring, including back-to-back NALMS events on May 27 at Lincoln (Ill.) Speedway and May 30 at Macon (Ill.) Speedway, his victory in I-55’s Tri-State Challenge NALMS special was a milestone in his budding career. The race’s $5,000 top prize represented Sheppard’s richest triumph ever and he earned it in dominant fashion, blasting from the fifth starting spot to the lead on the opening lap and then running away to a half-lap advantage. When Sheppard took the checkered flag, he was about to lap dirt Late Model legend Billy Moyer, who happened to start ahead of Sheppard.

Sheppard ultimately made the 11-race NALMS his career-first touring championship, winning the crown by 36 points (725-689) over eventual DIRTcar UMP national champion Ryan Unzicker of El Paso, Ill.

“The championship meant a lot to me,” said Sheppard, who registered three wins, eight top-five and 10 top-10 finishes on the ’11 NALMS and pocketed $5,000 for the points crown. “Me and the team worked real to win it, so it was a big deal for us. Hopefully it will be the first of many more championships for us.”

The NALMS success wasn’t Sheppard’s only highlight from ’11, however. He gained plenty of attention during the summer when he won a pair of DIRTcar Summer Nationals A-Mains in a five-day span, grabbing a $5,000 score on July 3 at Lincoln and backing it up with a career-best $10,000 victory on July 8 at Farmer City (Ill.) Raceway. Sheppard, who outdueled eventual Summer Nationals champion Shannon Babb of Moweaqua, Ill., for both triumphs, became the youngest driver in history to win a feature on the grueling, month-long ‘Hell Tour.’

“Those two wins probably meant the most to me this year,” said Sheppard, who entered all 22 Summer Nationals points races and finished sixth in the final standings. “To be as young as I am and already have two Summer Nationals wins – man, that’s just an incredible feeling. I mean, my dad only got to win one Summer Nationals race ever.”

Sheppard also turned heads on two of dirt Late Model racing’s biggest stages in ’11, qualifying for a pair of crown-jewel events, the WoO LMS USA Nationals at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis., and the DIRTcar UMP-sanctioned World 100 at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. He climbed as high as third midway through the 100-lap USA Nationals before a broken fuel-pump knocked him out and finished a respectable 16th in the World 100 after starting 29th.

Now Sheppard’s challenge is to continue his rise in the dirt Late Model world. In that regard he has the full support of his father, who at 36 has stepped out of the cockpit to focus on his son’s budding career, and grandfather, who has given him the green light to concentrate on racing now that he’s out of school.

“He lives and breathes racing now,” Steve Sheppard Jr. said of his son. “Grandpa said, ‘Go for it!’ so he’s getting his chance to race for a living. Grandpa said we’ll give it a few years to see how everything goes, and if the racing doesn’t work out he can always work for the (family) business (Sheppard Car Crushing).”

The youngest Sheppard is appreciative of the situation he’s been presented: a top-notch team that in 2012 will include not only a new Rocket Chassis, but also a Roush-Yates Chevy engine. Sheppard’s grandfather decided to purchase the powerplant during Brandon’s November trip to the Lowes Foods World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C.

“They’ve given me the opportunity to see if I can do it for a living, so I’m gonna take advantage of it,” said Brandon, who finished seventh in the 2011 DIRTcar UMP national points standings following a season that saw him record 28 top-five and 44 top-10 finishes in 73 starts. “I want to make everything I can out of it.”

Sheppard has been hard at work this off-season prepping his equipment, which also includes the Pierce cars and Mullins engines he campaigned in 2011. He will begin his racing schedule with WoO LMS events at Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania, Ga. (‘Winter Freeze’ on Feb. 10-11) and Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. (Bubba’s Army Late Model Winternationals on Feb. 16-18) before stopping at Volusia, where he will most likely debut his new Rocket machine.

“When we show up at Volusia this year we’re gonna have our program better than it’s ever been,” said Sheppard, who plans to follow the WoO LMS through the April 28 event at Tazewell (Tenn.) Speedway and then decide if his performance and sponsorship situation are strong enough to let him chase the national tour’s Rookie of the Year award. “I’m hoping we can keep improving and have some good runs.”

The UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit is a 12-night short-track blockbuster that features nightly doubleheaders at a blazing-fast track located just a half-hour from Daytona Beach. Joining the DIRTcar UMP Late Models (30-lap A-Mains paying $7,000 to win on Feb. 20, 21 and 22 and a 40-lap, $10,000-to-win finale on Feb. 24) and WoO LMS (50-lap A-Mains for $10,000 to win on Feb. 23 and 25) on the schedule are the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series (Feb. 17-19); the UNOH All-Star Sprint Car Series (Feb. 15-16); the Super DIRTcar Series for Big-Block Modifieds (Feb. 22-25); and the UMP Modifieds (Feb. 14-21).


For more information on the UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit – including special pricing on advance-sale tickets and details of the ‘Free Pit Pass With Every Ticket’ offer that allows fans to get up-close-and-personal with the race teams every night of the DCN – visit www.DIRTcarNationals.com  or call 704-795-7223, 386-985-4402 or 877-395-8606 (ticket hotline).

For more information on DIRTcar Racing and the WoO LMS, visit www.dirtcar.com  and www.worldofoutlaws.com

 

 

 

 

 

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Award-Winning Promoter Redd Griffin Focused On Huge ‘Winter Freeze’ Weekend Feb. 10-11 At Screven Motor Speedway




Georgia Track Set To Open 2012 World of Outlaws Late Model Series Schedule With $20,000-To-Win Blockbuster



SYLVANIA, GA – Jan. 16, 2012 – James ‘Redd’ Griffin has received plenty of congratulatory handshakes and phone calls since being named the 2011 Racing Promotion Monthly Southeastern Region Auto Racing Promoter of the Year, but the modest Georgian certainly hasn’t paused to celebrate his honor.

For Griffin, there just isn’t any time right now for introspection. He’s less than one month away from the richest event he’s ever presented at his Screven Motor Speedway: the ‘Winter Freeze’ on Feb. 10-11, a blockbuster weekend that he hopes will prove he’s a worthy recipient of the coveted promotional award.

A 60-lap World of Outlaws Late Model Series A-Main paying $20,000 to win headlines the Winter Freeze, which also features a pair of $5,000-to-win events for the UNOH All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series. It’s a monster pairing of headline divisions that will kick off the season-opening Georgia/Florida speedweeks with a flourish.

“I’m really looking forward to this show,” said Griffin, whose three-eighths-mile oval played host to annual $10,000-to-win WoO LMS programs from 2008-10 (last year’s World of Outlaws race was rained out on its original date and then later canceled by the track). “This is the biggest thing we’ve ever done at Screven and the interest I’m seeing has been fantastic. If we can get some of that good weather I’m praying for, I think we’re gonna have a great turnout and an awesome show.”

The Winter Freeze promises to put a punctuation mark on Screven’s rise to relevance in the motorsports industry under Griffin, who 16 years ago began carving the complex out of a cotton field one hour northwest of Savannah. Griffin has constructed one of the most diverse racing facilities in the country, boasting not only a competitive red-clay oval but also the quarter-mile Savannah River Dragway, a mud bog, a nearly quarter-mile dirt go-kart track and a paved rental kart track.

Griffin, 43, has made additions to Screven’s infrastructure and beefed up the track schedules virtually every year since he came on the scene. It’s this dedication to providing fans and racers an ever-improving experience – not to mention Griffin’s down-home, regular-guy personality – that earned him recognition as one of six regional Promoter of the Year honorees by RPM, an idea newsletter and professional resource for racetrack operators.

“I’m really shocked to win it,” said Griffin, one of the nominees for the 36th National Auto Racing Promoter of the Year Award that will be announced on Feb. 20 during the 39th annual RPM Workshops in Daytona Beach, Fla. “It sure is an honor to be recognized like that by the other promoters. I guess you can say it puts the pressure on to live up to an award that’s that important.”

In that vein, Griffin is laser-focused on the Winter Freeze. A mild winter has given him and his staff plenty of opportunity to prep the property for the expected influx of spectators and teams. Most notably, he’s erected more bleachers on the front and back straightaways and has completely turned over Screven’s racing surface in hopes of continuing the side-by-side action that many observers rate as some of the best fans will see in the Southeast.

Griffin has planned a full weekend of activities for Winter Freeze attendees, starting with an open practice session running from 6-10 p.m. on Thurs., Feb. 9. The schedule of events on Fri., Feb. 10, includes WoO LMS time trials and heat races plus full programs for the All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series and the Screven Late Model division ($1,500 to win), while the card on Sat., Feb. 11, features B-Mains and the lucrative Winter Freeze finale for the WoO LMS as well as another All-Star Sprint Car show and a $2,500-to-win crate Late Model headliner.

In addition, Griffin will keep things busy on Saturday afternoon with Gee Chee Creek Mudd Drags competition, racing at his Gamecock Speedway go-kart oval and challenge races between World of Outlaws drivers and fans on the rental kart track. The mud-bog and go-kart action is included in the $35 adult ticket price, which also provides an all-access pass to the pit area of each racing venue.

“We’re gonna give everybody plenty to see and do during the day,” said Griffin. “It’s a great deal for the fans. For $35 you get to see all kinds of different racing in one place, and you can go in the pits and rub elbows with (WoO LMS stars) like Rick Eckert and Josh Richards and all the 410 Sprint Car guys.”

Griffin will also have his famed concession stand cranking out a wide variety of foods all weekend. The large building, situated between the speedway and dragstrip, is well known for producing much more than the normal racetrack fare.


“When the folks come down here from all over, we’re gonna make sure we treat ‘em right,” said Griffin, who plans to situate heaters under the grandstands to provide fans extra warmth if the temperatures dip at night. “We’re going to show them good southern hospitality and give ‘em some good southern cooking.”

The Winter Freeze will begin the chase for the $100,000 WoO LMS points title, assuring a banner turnout of World of Outlaws hopefuls. Topping the field will be former series champions Rick Eckert of York, Pa., Darrell Lanigan of Union, Ky., and Tim McCreadie of Watertown, N.Y. – all of whom plan to pursue another crown in 2012 – as well as two-time titlist Josh Richards of Shinnston, W.Va., who has not yet announced his schedule for ’12 as he looks to land a fulltime NASCAR Camping World Truck Series ride.

Eckert, Lanigan and McCreadie are just three of the last year’s WoO LMS fulltimers who are expected to return in ’12, joining Chub Frank of Bear Lake, Pa., Shane Clanton of Fayetteville, Ga., Clint Smith of Senoia, Ga., Vic Coffey of Caledonia, N.Y., Tim Fuller of Watertown, N.Y., Pat Doar of New Richmond, Wis., Ron Davies of Warren, Pa., and John Lobb of Frewsburg, N.Y.

Several additional drivers have revealed their intention to enter the Winter Freeze in hopes of jump-starting a season-long assault on the WoO LMS. The list includes Mike Marlar of Winfield, Tenn., Bub McCool of Vicksburg, Miss., Jack Sullivan of Greenbrier, Ark., Dan Stone of Thompson, Pa., Billy Moyer Jr. of Batesville, Ark., Rick ‘Boom’ Briggs of Bear Lake, Pa., Kent Robinson of Bloomington, Ind., and Jill George of Cedar Falls, Iowa.

The Winter Freeze roster will be accented by an array of other national, regional and local standouts.

Griffin said that he will add a Non-Qualifiers’ Race to the WoO LMS itinerary if more than 48 dirt Late Models are signed in for the event.

Screven’s gates are scheduled to open at 10 a.m. each day of the Winter Freeze. Hot laps are set to start at 5 p.m. on Fri., Feb. 10, and Sat., Feb. 11, with qualifying to immediately follow.

Admission to the practice night (including entry to the pits) on Thurs., Feb. 9, is $20 and free for children 12-and-under. On both Fri., Feb. 10, and Sat., Feb. 11, admission (including pits) is $35 for adults, $15 for children 7-12 and free for kids 6-and-under.

Screven Motor Speedway will provide free camping (no hookups) on the paved dragstrip on a first-come, first-served basis.

More information on the Winter Freeze is available by logging on to www.screvenmotorspeedway.com  or calling 912-228-5886.

Screven Motor Speedway is located between Mile Markers 6 and 7 on GA Route 21 in Screven County, Ga.

A busy month of February for the WoO LMS will continue after the Winter Freeze. The tour will head farther south for the inaugural ‘Bubba Army Late Model Winter Nationals’ on Feb. 16-18 at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla., and two dates (Feb. 23 and 25) during the UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit Racing Equipment at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla.


For more information on the WoO LMS, visit www.worldofoutlaws.com


Fans can also follow the WoO LMS on Twitter at Twitter.com/WoOLateModels and Facebook at Facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws .


The World of Outlaws Late Model Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Company), Armor All (Official Car Care Products), Hoosier Racing Tires (Official Racing Tires), STP (Official Fuel Treatment), Vicci (Official Uniform), VP Racing (Official Racing Fuel), DirtonDirt.com (Hard Charger Award), McCarthy’s One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning (Raye Vest Memorial Pill Draw Award), Chizmark Larson Insurance, Factory Value Parts and RacingJunk.com; in addition to contingency sponsors Comp Cams, Eibach Springs, JE Pistons, MSD Ignition, Ohlins Shocks, Pro Power Engines, Quartermaster, Rocket Chassis, R2C Performance, Superflow Dynos, Wix Filters and Wrisco Aluminum.

 

 

 

 

 

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Unzicker & Harrison Enjoy Spotlight As Nearly $400,000 Is Distributed During DIRTcar UMP ‘Night of Champions’ Awards Banquet



SPRINGFIELD, IL – Jan. 8, 2011 – Ryan Unzicker of El Paso, Ill., and Mike Harrison of Highland, Ill., shared the spotlight during Saturday night’s 28th annual DIRTcar Racing UMP ‘Night of Champions’ Awards Banquet inside the Springfield Crowne Plaza Hotel’s ballroom.

Unzicker, 30, was honored for winning his first-ever DIRTcar UMP Late Model national championship in 2011. The rising star accomplished his stated goal, using a late-season surge to unseat Rusty Schlenk of Jackson, Mich., for the renowned short-track organization’s highest full-fender honor.

The 37-year-old Harrison, meanwhile, moved closer to DIRTcar UMP Modified immortality, winning the open-wheel division’s national crown for the second straight season and third time in his career. He is just the third driver in 18 years to win back-to-back UMP Modified national titles and moved within one of matching the circuit-record four championships owned by Jimmy Owens of Newport, Tenn.

A DIRTcar UMP banquet record crowd of nearly 900 attendees from more than a dozen states and Canada watched as DIRT Racing officials distributed nearly $400,000 to the champions and top performers who raced under the DIRTcar UMP banner in 2011.

Unzicker earned $27,000 in points-fund checks for his breakout 2011 campaign, including $20,000 for the national crown and a $2,000 prize for capturing the Illinois State points title. He also pocketed $5,000 for finishing fourth in the DIRTcar Summer Nationals points standings.

“It was a great year,” said Unzicker, who beat Schlenk by 49 points (2,551-2,502) to win a championship determined using drivers’ best 35 finishes/points nights. “There were a lot of ups and not a lot of downs besides the Summer Nationals. Our goal was to win the national championship so pulling it off is very satisfying.”

A winner of a career-high 17 DIRTcar UMP-sanctioned features in 2011, Unzicker grabbed the national points lead early in the season and held it until being overtaken by Schlenk in late August. He proved his mettle, however, by rallying over the last month of points racing, winning four straight features to regain the top spot in the standings and then salting the title away by finishing no worse than seventh in his final six starts.

“I never doubted us when we were behind,” said Unzicker, who saw his once 300-plus-point lead become a 37-point deficit before his impressive comeback. “We led it the whole time and only lost it for two weeks. We had confidence and momentum, everyone was behind us, and we knew we could do it.”

Unzicker, who makes his living as the safety director at his family’s RJR Transportation company, said the primary focus in 2012 for his family-owned team will be on chasing the DIRTcar Summer Nationals championship. He hopes to begin his season next month with a trip to Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla., for the UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit Racing Equipment, which features six consecutive nights of Late Model racing from Feb. 20-25.

Harrison picked up $22,575 in points-fund checks at the banquet for his 2011 UMP Modified success, including a $20,000 national-title stipend and $2,000 for capturing the championship of the inaugural Summit Racing Equipment UMP Modified Nationals. His earnings were accented by $500 for finishing fourth in the Southern Illinois State points and $75 for placing 15th in the Midwest States standings.


A UMP Modified regular since 1996 who works fulltime for Rinderer Farms in Trenton, Ill., Harrison won 24 features in 2011, including eight in Summit Racing Equipment UMP Modified Nationals competition. He captured the national title by 17 points (1,924-1,907) edge over Michael Long of Quincy, Ill.

“Winning the third national championship is the biggest highlight for me,” said Harrison, whose first national crown came in 2004. “Being the first Summit Modified Nationals champion was special too. We had a great season.


“But it’s not just all about me. It’s about my whole crew. They’re the ones that put me in the position that I’m in. I really just get in the car and drive it.”


No driver collected more points-fund money at the awards banquet than Shannon Babb of Moweaqua, Ill., whose third career DIRTcar Summer Nationals title was worth $25,000 – the single-biggest check handed out during the affair. He earned a total of $28,000, including $3,000 for finishing fourth in the national standings.


Babb, 38, rediscovered his vintage Summer Nationals form in 2011, winning nine times – including a sizzling six races in a row – en route to his first title since he captured back-to-back championships in 2006-06.


“I was really proud of what we brought into 2011 because I stayed home all winter and prepared everything,” said Babb, a fulltime professional driver. “It feels good to win, but you can’t let the grass grow. There are guys out there just like me doing the same thing I’m doing trying to beat me.”

Babb plans to pursue his fourth Summer Nationals championship in 2012. The month-long series has become his favorite time of the year.


“Thirty days (of racing) is grueling, but it’s a blast,” said Babb. “It brings out a lot of people that take vacations and showcases what we have built (as a team).”

The night’s third-largest national championship check was presented to Dustin Griffin of Quincy, Ill., who pocketed $10,000 for capturing his first-ever DIRTcar UMP Pro Late Model title. The 25-year-old driver also collected $250 for finishing second in the Northern States points and $140 for placing sixth in the Southern States standings.

Jeremy Hines of Seymour, Ind., was feted for winning his second career DIRTcar UMP Sportsman national championship. He received $3,200, including $200 for capturing the Southern States points title.


Mark Anderson of Canton, Ill., accepted accolades for his first-ever DIRTcar UMP Limited Modified national crown. His championship season earned him a $1,000 check.


Nate Zimmer of Mattoon, Ill., also became a first-time national champion, winning in the Stock Car division. He earned $3,240, including a pair of $120 checks for finishing third in the Northern and Southern States points standings.


Dennis Bringedahl of Twin Lakes, Mich. (Factory Stocks) and Jeremy Callahan of Mt. Vernon, Ill. (Sport Compacts) were honored as the national champions of UMP DIRTcar’s entry-level classes, which debuted in 2007.


Both drivers earned $1,000 for their national titles; Callahan added a $200 check for winning the Sport Compact Western States points crown.


State champions recognized during the banquet included:


* Late Models ($2,000 each): Unzicker (Illinois), Eric Spangler (Michigan), Randy Korte (Midwest), Garrett Alberson (Western), Trevor Glasier (Northwestern), Jon Henry (Eastern) and Terry English (Southern).

* UMP Modifieds ($2,000 each): Denny Crane (Missouri), Doug Adkins (Ohio), Clayton Miller (Kentucky/Tennessee), Michael Bolyard (Midwest), Todd Sherman (Eastern), Troy Foulger (Northwest), Jeff Mathews (Deep South), Clint DeMoss (Indiana), Jacob Poel (Michigan), Ray Bollinger (Northern Illinois) and Tim Hancock (Southern Illinois).


* Pro Late Models ($500 each): Nick Bauman (Northern) and Credence Mott (Southern).


* Sportsman ($200 each): Hines (Southern), Dan Flessner (Illinois), Joey Ladoucuer (Northeastern), Jake Simmons (Northern) and Jeff Herzog (Western).


* Stock Car ($200 each): Mike Hodges (Southern), John Farris (Northern), Aaron Fields (Eastern) and Dan Dykman (Northeastern).



* Sport Compact ($200 each): Callahan (Western), Evan Gaultney (Southern), Paul Namey (Eastern) and Kenny Butterfield (Northern).




Other DIRTcar UMP-sanctioned series titlists recognized during Saturday’s festivities were Brandon Sheppard of New Berlin, Ill. (Northern All-Stars Late Model Series), Bryan Barber of Greensburg, Ky. (American Modified Series) and Nick Lyons of Centralia, Ill. (Pro Crate Racing Association).




Bobby Pierce, 15, of Oakwood, Ill., received a $1,000 check for winning 2011 DIRTcar UMP Late Model Rookie of the Year honors. The son of former DIRTcar UMP Late Model great Bob Pierce won five features and finished 10th in the national standings.




A number of special awards determined by a vote of the DIRTcar UMP membership were handed out:




* Brandon Thirlby (Late Models) and Brian Lynn (Modifieds) received Sportsman of the Year trophies.




* Brian Redmon, who turns the wrenches on Ryan Unzicker’s Late Models, and Terry Frazier, who serves as Harrison’s UMP Modified crew chief, were presented the Mechanic of the year awards. Frazier won the UMP Modified honor for the second consecutive year.




* Portsmouth (Ohio) Raceway Park was announced as the DIRTcar UMP Track of the Year.




* Betty Crook of Mount Pleasant (Mich.) Speedway was presented the DIRTcar UMP Promoter of the Year award.




Randy Mooneyham received the seventh annual Bob Memmer Achievement Award, which honors the memory of UMP DIRTcar Racing’s late founder. A veteran Missouri promoter who operates Monett Speedway in his home state and directs the MARS DIRTcar Series, he was surprised to win the award – not to mention shocked to be joined for pictures by eight members of his family, who traveled to the banquet unbeknownst to Mooneyham and sat at a table tucked away in a corner of the ballroom until the award was announced.




The 2011 DIRTcar UMP Chassis Builder of the Year awards went to Rocket Chassis of Shinnston, W.Va., in the Late Models and Bob Pierce Race Cars of Oakwood, Ill., in the Modifieds. Rocket cars won 110 DIRTcar UMP-sanctioned features and Pierce machines reached Victory Lane 155 times in Modified competition.




Rhyne Racing Engines was recognized as the 2011 DIRTcar UMP Late Model Engine Builder of the Year as well as the National Champion Engine Builder. The Gary, Ind.-based shop collected 52 feature wins and powered Unzicker to the national title.




Mullins Racing Engines in Mt. Olive, Ill., claimed the 2011 DIRTcar UMP Modified Engine Builder of the Year with 81 feature wins, while Dargie Racing Engines in Richmond, Ind., was honored as the 2011 UMP Modified National Champion Engine Builder for providing powerplants to Harrison.




MasterSbilt Race Cars (Late Models) and Larry Shaw Race Cars (Modifieds) were recognized as national champion chassis builders.




The banquet began for the fourth consecutive year with an awards ceremony for the top drivers in the Kid Modz division, a four-cylinder version of a UMP DIRTcar Modified that car builder Bob Pierce launched to bring youngsters into the sport. Teenager Logan Mitchell of Palmyra, Ill., was celebrated as the division’s 2011 champion.




Appreciation plaques were presented on Saturday to promoters or representatives from the nearly two-dozen DIRTcar UMP-sanctioned tracks who were in attendance. Promoters met earlier in the afternoon with DIRTcar UMP officials to discuss the organization’s plans for the 2012 season.




The 2012 DIRTcar UMP season begins on Feb. 2 with the first of three consecutive nights of UMP Modified racing at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. Twelve more evenings of UMP Modified action will take place in Florida during the month – Feb. 9-11 at East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton; Feb. 14-21 at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville (UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit); and Feb. 23-25 at North Florida Speedway in Lake City.




The DIRTcar UMP Late Model division will also jump-start the 2012 season in Florida, running as part of the UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit at Volusia Speedway Park. Six nights of full-fender action includes four under the DIRTcar UMP banner (Feb. 20, 21, 22 and 24) and two World of Outlaws Late Model Series programs (Feb. 23 and 25).




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Tyler County Speedway Unveils Details Of Mega-Money Memorial Day Weekend ‘Bullring Bonanza’




Unique Event Features $150,000 World of Outlaws Late Model Series ‘Jackpot 100,’ Raffle Offering Over Half-Million Dollars In Cash & Prizes



MIDDLEBOURNE, WV – Jan. 6, 2012 – Tyler County Speedway already hosts the ‘Black Diamond 125,’ a Labor Day weekend World of Outlaws Late Model Series spectacular that’s become known as the “coolest crown jewel on the planet.”

This year the quarter-mile Mountaineer State oval will add another blockbuster to its schedule, unveiling the Memorial Day weekend ‘Bullring Bonanza’ that promises to be the most unique event dirt-track racing has ever seen.

A collaborative effort between the Tyler County Fireman’s Association and the Circle Track Management group that promotes Tyler County Speedway, the ‘Bullring Bonanza’ is a two-day fundraising event on May 25-26 that features the $150,000-plus WoO LMS ‘Jackpot 100’ and a raffle offering over a half-million dollars in cash and prizes.

While the $25,000-to-win/$2,000-to-start ‘Jackpot 100’ for the nationally-renowned World of Outlaws tour on Sat., May 26, stands as the primary on-track attraction of the weekend, it’s the amazing array of additional entertainment and fan enticements that sets the ‘Bullring Bonanza’ apart. The weekend will include live music, lots of great food, camping in the hills of West Virginia and, of course, the Saturday mega-raffle during which purchasers of $100 ‘Bullring Bonanza’ tickets will have a chance to win a long list of valuable prizes.


A $50,000 cash grand prize tops the raffle, which will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in conjunction with a ticket-holder buffet administered by Quinet’s famous catering. Only 10,000 ‘Bullring Bonanza’ raffle tickets will be sold, and all proceeds will benefit Tyler County fire departments and Tyler County Speedway upgrades.

“We are very excited about this unique event,” said Circle Track Management’s Frank Wilson. “The concept is based around a fundraising raffle featuring a tremendous country music lineup on Friday night (May 25) and six hours of non-stop prize drawings on Saturday afternoon that will send fans home with new cars, trucks, campers, Harleys, lots of cash and other great prizes. Throw in an all-you-can-eat buffet from Quinet’s famous catering and a Saturday-night racing program that includes the $25,000-to-win World of Outlaws Late Model Series ‘Jackpot 100’ and the $5,000-to-win ‘Let It Ride 55’ for the TSMA Renegades of Dirt Modifieds Tour, and how could the weekend get any better?

“This could be the can’t-miss show of the year – all for one ticket price of $100, and with all proceeds going to benefit the Tyler County Fireman’s Association and Tyler County Speedway improvements. It’s a win/win for race fans, the firemen of Tyler County and the speedway.

“Between this season’s historic ‘Bullring Bonanza’ and the coolest crown jewel on the planet – the ‘Black Diamond 125’ on Sept. 1 – we feel the ‘Bullring’ continues to grow among the nation’s elite speedways,” concluded Wilson.

Each $100 ticket for the one-of-a-kind ‘Bullring Bonanza’ experience is an all-access pass to the weekend, which officially kicks off on Fri., May 25, with a full day of fun at the Tyler County Fairgrounds – vendors, prize displays, swap meets, concessions, cornhole tournaments and much more. An evening of country music entertainment featuring several nationally-known recording artists (still to be announced) will begin on stage at 6 o’clock, and those who purchase tickets by March 30 will be eligible for two $1,000 ‘Early Bird’ raffle drawings during Friday’s festivities.

The prize drawing portion of the ‘Bonanza’ weekend will take place as part of the ‘Jackpot 100’ pre-race festivities on Sat., May 26, beginning at 11 a.m. and running through 5 p.m. Over $550,000 in cash and prizes will be given away, including brand-new cars and trucks; several Harley-Davidson motorcycles; ATVs; travel trailers; new race cars; trips to locales such as Cancun, Las Vegas, Nashville and DisneyWorld; Cabela’s shopping sprees; and cash awards ranging from $500 to $50,000.

Winning tickets will be drawn every five minutes during the six-hour ‘Bonanza’ raffle and buffet. Winners need not be present to win, and each ticket is eligible to win more than once.

A full list of prizes can be seen below in the ‘Bullring Bonanza Frequently Asked Questions’ section and on-line at the event’s dedicated Web site, www.BullringBonanza.org

The weekend will be capped by a full racing program on Saturday night, including time trials, heats, B-Mains and the ‘Jackpot 100’ for the WoO LMS and a complete show for the TSMA Renegades of Dirt Modifieds Tour. Gates to the speedway are scheduled to open at 5:30 p.m. and hot laps are set to begin at 7 p.m.

For the racers, a cash award of $200 will be paid to each of the 10 teams ($2,000 total) that travel the most miles to compete in the ‘Jackpot 100’ event.

‘Bullring Bonanza’ ticket buyers, who must be at least 18 years of age, are entitled to one guest ticket per concert, Bonanza (not eligible for prizes) and race at $35 each. Children 10-and-under will be admitted free to the Friday-night Concert and the ‘Jackpot 100’ race.

To purchase ‘Bullring Bonanza’ tickets, download flyers and order forms or obtain more details about the event, visit www.BullringBonanza.org;  e-mail bullringbonanza@gmail.com;  call 304-771-5661 or 304-758-4411; or write Bullring Bonanza, P.O. Box 107, Middlebourne, WV, 26149.

Fans can also follow the ‘Bullring Bonanza’ on Facebook and Twitter to stay up-to-date with all the latest news and announcements regarding the 2012 Bonanza.

Tyler County Fairgrounds/Speedway is located on State Route 18, three miles south of Middlebourne, W.Va., and just an hour from Parkersburg, W.Va., Wheeling, W.Va., and Clarksburg, W.Va.

For more information on the WoO LMS, visit www.worldofoutlaws.com


Fans can also follow the WoO LMS on Twitter at Twitter.com/WoOLateModels and Facebook at Facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws .


2012 ‘Bullring Bonanza’ Frequently Asked Questions


Q: What exactly is the Bullring Bonanza?


A: The Bullring Bonanza is a two-day mega-event held at the Tyler County Speedway/Fairgrounds on Memorial Day weekend, Friday-Saturday, May 25-26, 2012. Gates will open on Friday and patrons will be welcomed to the richest event in Tyler County Speedway/Fairgrounds history. Attendees will enjoy live music, vendors, gaming, great food, prizes and racing action. ‘Bullring Bonanza’ ticket buyers are entitled to entry into the event on both Friday and Saturday; raffle drawing eligibility; free buffet food during the drawing on Saturday; and admission to the Friday-night country music concert and Saturday night’s ‘Jackpot 100’ racing program.




Q: How many guest tickets can I purchase?


A: You may purchase (1) guest ticket for the Bullring Bonanza drawing for every $100 ticket purchased (guest ticket includes free food but is not eligible for prizes). You may also purchase a $35 guest ticket for the Friday night concert as well.




Q: Do you have to be present to win?


A: Patrons need not be present for the raffle on Saturday to win prizes. Patrons who purchase a $100 ticket will be given a four-digit number. The drawing is done with four machines, each containing 10 balls numbered 0-9. Each drawing results in a four-digit number.




Q: How do I get my ticket?


A: Purchases may be made online at www.BullringBonanza.org.  Tickets may also be bought in person at participating retailers or by mail using check, cash, money order or credit card at Bullring Bonanza, P.O. Box 107, Middlebourne, WV, 26149.




Q: What are all the ticket and camping prices for the weekend?


A: The breakdown is as follows:


* $100 - Weekend Pass (includes entry into ‘Bullring Bonanza’; free food buffet during the Bonanza; Friday night entertainment; and free all-access entry into World of Outlaws Late Model Series ‘Jackpot 100’ race on Saturday evening.


* $35 - Guest Ticket for Bonanza (free food but not eligible for prizes)


* $35 - Guest Ticket for Friday-night oncert


* $35 – General Admission Race Ticket for Jackpot 100 (Non-Bonanza ticket holder)


* $60 - Pit Pass for Jackpot 100 (Non-Bonanza ticket holder)


* $15 - Per Night Camping (Tyler County Fair Association)


* FREE - Kids 10-and-under to concert and Jackpot 100 (no one under 18 permitted at Bonanza prize drawings)




Q: Is there a deadline to purchase ‘Bonanza’ tickets?


A: No, but all ‘Bonanza’ tickets sold before March 30, 2012, will be entered in the (2) $1,000 ‘Early Bird’ drawings that will be held on Friday night.




Q: How can I get more information about the ‘Bullring Bonanza’ and weekend activities?


A: Log on to www.BullringBonanza.org;  call 304-771-5661 or 304-758-4411; or e-mail bullringbonanza@gmail.com




Q: Will the ‘Bullring Bonanza’ raffle be held rain or shine?


A: Yes, the drawing will be held rain or shine. There will be seating with tables and chairs all under huge tents.




Q: What is the time schedule of events for the ‘Bullring Bonanza’ weekend?


A: The schedule is below:




Friday, May 25


8 a.m. - Gates open for admission


8 a.m. - Vendors/Swapmeet/Tradeshow


12 noon - Food Court Opens


5:30 p.m. - Opening Ceremonies


6 p.m. – Entertainment TBA


7:30 p.m. - Early Bird Big Money Drawings


8 p.m. - Entertainment TBA


9 p.m. - Entertainment TBA


11 p.m. - Pit Party w/live DJ Entertainment




Saturday, May 26


8 a.m. - Gates open for admission


8 a.m. - Vendors/Swapmeet/Tradeshow


11 a.m. - Prize Drawings begin (one every five minutes)/free food buffet (all day) fueled by Quinet’s


5 p.m. - $50,000 Grand Prize drawing


5:30 p.m. - Gates open to the speedway


7 p.m. – Hot laps and time-trial qualifying for the Jackpot 100 & Let It Ride 55


8 p.m. – Heat race action begins for the $25,000-to-win WoO LMS ‘Jackpot 100’ and the $5,000-to-win ‘Let It Ride 55’ for the Renegades of Dirt Modifieds Tour




Q: What prizes are being offered in the ‘Bullring Bonanza’ raffle?


A: The $550,000-plus prize list and time for each drawing on Sat., May 26, is below:




2012 Bullring Bonanza Prize List




Time Prize


11 a.m 2012 Chevy Silverado 4WD Ext. Cab


11:05 a.m. (2) $500 Cash


11:10 a.m. $1,000 Cash


11:15 a.m. 2012 Polaris RZR


11:20 a.m. $1,000 Cash


11:25 a.m. 4-Night Cancun Vacation for 2


11:30 a.m. 2012 Harley Davidson


11:35 a.m. 24 ft. Aluminum Enclosed Trailer


11:40 a.m. $1,000 Cash


11:45 a.m. 2012 Wildwood 17 ft. Travel Trailer


11:50 a.m. (2) $500 Cash prizes


11:55 a.m. $500 Cabela’s Shopping Spree


12 noon $5,000 Cold Hard Cash


12:05 p.m. John Deere 825i Gator


12:10 p.m. $1,000 Cash


12:15 p.m. $1,500 Jewelry Package from S&S


12:20 p.m. 2012 Barry Wright Late Model Chassis


12:25 p.m. $1,000 Cash


12:30 p.m. 2012 Chevrolet Cruze


12:35 p.m. Kawasaki XC 610 Mule


12:40 p.m. $1,000 Cash


12:45 p.m. 2012 Polaris Ranger 400 Camo


12:50 p.m. (2) 500 Cash prizes


12:55 p.m. $1,000 Cash


1 p.m. 2012 Harley Davidson


1:05 p.m. GM 604 Crate Engine


1:10 p.m. $1,000 Cash


1:15 p.m. 3-Night Las Vegas Vacation


1:20 p.m. $1,000 Cash


1:25 p.m. 2012 Larry Shaw Modified Chassis


1:30 p.m. 2012 FWD Chevy Equinox


1:35 p.m. 3-Night Nashville Vacation


1:40 p.m. Greenbriar Golf Trip


1:45 p.m. 2012 Ford F-150


1:50 p.m. $1,000 Cash


1:55 p.m. (2) $500 Cash prizes


2 p.m. 2012 Ford Fusion


2:05 p.m. (2) $500 Cash prizes


2:10 p.m. $1,000 Cash


2:15 p.m. 2012 Sportsman 500


2:20 p.m. $1,000 Cash


2:25 p.m. WoO World Finals (at Charlotte) Vacation for 4


2:30 p.m. 2012 Wildwood 28 ft. Travel Trailer


2:35 p.m. 24 ft. Aluminum Enclosed Trailer


2:40 p.m. $1,000 Cash


2:45 p.m. 2012 Flagstaff Tent Camper


2:50 p.m. (2) $500 Cash prizes


2:55 p.m. $500 Cabela’s Shopping Spree


3 p.m. $5,000 Cold Hard Cash


3:05 p.m. John Deere ZTurn Mower


3:10 p.m. $1,000 Cash


3:15 p.m. $1,500 Jewelry Package from S&S


3:20 p.m. 2012 Larry Shaw Chassis


3:25 p.m. $1,000 Cash


3:30 p.m. 2012 Ford Fiesta


3:35 p.m. Kawasaki Teryx 750


3:40 p.m. $1,000 Cash


3:45 p.m. Harley Davidson


3:50 p.m. (2) $500 Cash prizes


3:55 p.m. $1,000 Cash


4 p.m. Harley Davidson


4:05 p.m. GM 604 Crate Engine


4:10 p.m. $1,000 Cash


4:15 p.m. 4-Night Disney Vacation


4:20 p.m. $1,000 Cash


4:25 p.m. $2,000 Cash


4:30 p.m. Vic Hill SB2 Racing Engine


4:35 p.m. Tracker 20 ft. Pontoon Party Barge


4:40 p.m. 2012 Ford F-250 4x4


4:45 p.m. 2012 Complete Rocket Chassis


4:50 p.m. $5,000 Cash


4:55 p.m. $7,500 Cash


5 p.m. $50,000 Grand Prize




Q: How many times can I win?


A: Each ‘Bonanza’ ticket provides its holder unlimited chances to win, and ticket holders need not be present to win prizes.




Q: What is the purse for the WoO LMS ‘Jackpot 100’?


A: 1. $25,000, 2. $15,000, 3. $2,200, 12. $2,000, 13. $2,000, 14. $2,000, 15. $2,000, 16. $2,000, 17. $2,000, 18. $2,000, 19. $2,000, 20. $2,000, 21. $2,000, 22. $2,000, 23. $2,000, 24. $2,000




Q. What is the purse for the ‘Let It Ride 55’ for the TSMA Renegades of Dirt Modifieds Tour?


A: 1. $5,000, 2. $3,000, 3. $2,000, 4. $1,500, 5. $1,000, 6. $700, 7. $600, 8. $550, 9. $500, 10. $475, 11. $450, 12. $425, 13. $400, 14. $375, 15. $350, 16. $325, 17. $300, 18. $300, 19. $300, 20. $300, 21. $300, 22. $300




2012 BULLRING BONANZA RULES & REGULATIONS




- Must be at least 18 years of age to purchase a ticket. One set of numbers per ticket.


- Ticket(s) and valid photo ID must be presented for admission to Bonanza.


- Only (1) $35 guest ticket per $100 bonanza ticket purchased. Guest ticket includes admission to ‘Bonanza’ and free (catered) food from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Guest ticket holders not eligible for prizes.


- You must be a $100, 2012 ‘Bullring Bonanza’ ticket holder or a $35 guest ticket holder in order to attend Friday’s country music concert. Kids 10-and-under are admitted free to the concert


- Winners of prizes need not be present to win. All winners will be notified by phone or mail and the winning numbers will be posted on our website.


- Any unsold ticket becomes the property of the Tyler County Fireman’s Association.


- Prizes must be claimed within 30 days of drawing.


- All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.


- Income tax on the cash prizes is the responsibility of the winner.


- Any prize not picked up within 30 days, becomes the property of the TCFA.


- Winners not present are responsible for delivery costs.


- Identification is required for the prize to be awarded.


- Neither the TCFA nor any persons, organizations, businesses or other sponsoring agent in the 2012 Bullring Bonanza assumes any liability for any claims, injury, damages or other resulting out of the possession of the guns or any other prizes obtained from this raffle.


- Only 10,000 tickets will be sold. If the event is held, all prizes will be given away.


- 9,000 tickets must be sold for the 2012 Bullring Bonanza to be held. If cancelled, all money will be refunded.


- When paying by check, include home phone number and mailing address. A returned check will be assessed a $25 fee. When paying with money order be sure to include return address. When paying with credit card, please include name, address, type of card (Visa, Mastercard), card number, expiration date and home phone number.


- It is the responsibility of the purchaser to return the name and address portion of the ticket stub to the Bullring Bonanza by May 20, 2012. Tickets ordered online, by phone or mail in orders will be filled out by the Bullring Bonanza officials and the stub will remain with us. The ticket portion will be mailed to ticket buyer.


- Additional raffles and drawings will be available throughout the event at additional cost.


- Camping is available for the weekend. Bath houses and showers on site.


- The Tyler County Fireman’s Association reserves the right to substitute any prize with one of equal or greater value.


- Tyler County Fireman’s Association officials and their household family members are not eligible for this drawing.


- All decisions of the Tyler County Fireman’s Association are deemed final.




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World of Outlaws Late Model Series Adds June Dates At Canada’s Autodrome Granby & Cornwall, New York’s Canandaigua




Trio Of Northeast Events Will Lead Tour To Sixth Annual Firecracker 100 Weekend At Lernerville Speedway



CONCORD, NC – Jan. 4, 2012 – The World of Outlaws Late Model Series will blast into summer with consecutive June dates at Canada’s Autodrome Granby and Cornwall Motor Speedway and New York’s Canandaigua Motorsports Park, tour officials announced on Wednesday.




Adding more excitement to the renowned national tour’s previously-released 2012 schedule, the full-fender World of Outlaws stars will end a one-year absence from the Canadian dirt-track scene with a weekend doubleheader at Autodrome Granby in Granby, Que., on Fri., June 22, and Cornwall (Ont.) Motor Speedway on Sun., June 24. The swing will then conclude on Tues., June 26, at Canandaigua, a longtime DIRTcar-sanctioned facility.




The trio of events will lead into one of the season’s richest and most prestigious races – the sixth annual Firecracker 100 presented by GottaRace.com on June 28-30 at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa. A pair of 30-lap, $6,000-to-win preliminary programs precede the weekend’s 100-lap headliner that offers a $30,000 top prize.




“We’re very happy to add visits to Autodrome Granby, Cornwall and Canandaigua to the 2012 World of Outlaws Late Model Series schedule,” said tour director Tim Christman. “The fans in Canada and central New York always welcome the World of Outlaws teams with open arms so we’re really looking forward to bringing them more of the intense action that’s the hallmark of the World of Outlaws.”




The new dates will set up a two-week-long stretch of competition in the Northeast for the WoO LMS, which enters the region with back-to-back weekend programs on June 16 at Hagerstown (Md.) Speedway and June 17 at Eriez Speedway in Hammett, Pa. Christman said another mid-week event could be added to the schedule between the Eriez and Granby stops.




The 50-lap, $10,000-to-win show at Granby on June 22 will bring the WoO LMS to the half-mile oval for the first time. A top-notch facility that headlines the DIRTcar 358-Modified division on Friday nights, Granby is located one hour east of Montreal and two hours from the American border at Plattsburgh, N.Y.




Granby becomes the second French-Canadian track to host the WoO LMS, joining Autodrome Drummond in Drummondville. The four-tenths-mile Drummond oval has presented tour events won by former series champions Steve Francis of Ashland, Ky. (2007), Rick Eckert of York, Pa. (2008) and Darrell Lanigan of Union, Ky. (2010).




Cornwall, meanwhile, returns to the WoO LMS slate for the fourth time in five years on June 24 with a 50-lap A-Main paying $10,000 to win. Previous winners at the quarter-mile bullring promoted by Ron Morin include two-time series champion Josh Richards of Shinnston, W.Va. (2008 and ’09) and Francis (’10).




The WoO LMS will close the swing on June 26 (distance and purse to be determined) with its third alltime appearance at Canandaigua, a sprawling half-mile fairgrounds track in its second season under the direction of Jeremie Corcoran. Richards was victorious there in ’08 and Tim McCreadie of Watertown, N.Y. – the ’06 WoO LMS champion and a former Canandaigua DIRTcar Big-Block Modified regular at Canandaigua – scored an emotional triumph in ’09.




The 2012 WoO LMS campaign now stands at 45 confirmed race dates comprising 41 A-Mains – with more events still to be added. Christman said fans should look for several exciting announcements in the near future.




The coming season is shaping up as one of the most competitive in the tour’s nine-year history under the World Racing Group banner. Eleven of the 13 fulltime drivers from ’11 have indicated plans to follow the tour again, including defending champion Eckert, Lanigan, McCreadie, Chub Frank of Bear Lake, Pa., Shane Clanton of Fayetteville, Ga., Clint Smith of Senoia, Ga., Vic Coffey of Caledonia, N.Y., Tim Fuller of Watertown, N.Y., Pat Doar of New Richmond, Wis., Ron Davies of Warren, Pa., and John Lobb of Frewsburg, N.Y.




Several additional drivers have revealed their intention to attempt a season-long assault on the WoO LMS, including Mike Marlar of Winfield, Tenn., Bub McCool of Vicksburg, Miss., Dan Stone of Thompson, Pa., Billy Moyer Jr. of Batesville, Ark., Rick ‘Boom’ Briggs of Bear Lake, Pa., Kent Robinson of Bloomington, Ind., and Jill George of Cedar Falls, Iowa.




The 2012 WoO LMS season will begin with the $20,000-to-win ‘Winter Freeze’ on Feb. 10-11 at Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania, Ga. A busy month of February for the tour also includes the inaugural ‘Bubba Army Late Model Winter Nationals’ on Feb. 16-18 at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla., and the UNOH DIRTcar Nationals on Feb. 23 and 25 at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla.




For more information on the WoO LMS, visit www.worldofoutlaws.com.




Fans can also follow the WoO LMS on Twitter at Twitter.com/WoOLateModels and Facebook at Facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws .




The World of Outlaws Late Model Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Company), Armor All (Official Car Care Products), Hoosier Racing Tires (Official Racing Tires), STP (Official Fuel Treatment), Vicci (Official Uniform), VP Racing (Official Racing Fuel), DirtonDirt.com (Hard Charger Award), McCarthy’s One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning (Raye Vest Memorial Pill Draw Award), Chizmark Larson Insurance, Factory Value Parts and RacingJunk.com; in addition to contingency sponsors Comp Cams, Eibach Springs, JE Pistons, MSD Ignition, Ohlins Shocks, Pro Power Engines, Quartermaster, Rocket Chassis, R2C Performance, Superflow Dynos, Wix Filters and Wrisco Aluminum.


 

 

 

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