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Late Model Digest 34-11

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First Midwest Tour win for Nottestad • Third straight SRL check for Gomes • Rolls continue for Robbins, Kvapil • Ashline, White lead by example

Contents... Coverage… 14 10 . California Repeats in both Spears touring series, plus wins for Walbridge and White 14 . New England Donahue’s biggest Thunder Road win, plus Ashline’s Coastal collection and Granite State champion’s Derby deed 18 . Outlaw Late Models Flat Rock’s trio trick by Bergakker, plus Bozell vs. Finley and two Ohio returns 26 . CARS Tour Franklin County delivers again with excitement in LMSC and Pro tours 10 28 . VirginiaAlan Ward/Big Al’s Photos Two tracks and one helicopter, plus CPLMS crew visits Motor Mile 30 . Alabama Robbins rolls in 100 just like in 200 Publisher & Editor: Jim Carson - Twitter: @JimCarsonLMD 31 . North Carolina Circulation & Distribution: Porsha Chalmers Advertising: Jim Carson & Jane Smith Breakthroughs in SEST and at BGS Contributors… David Allio Debi Domby Robert Howell Chris Owens 32 . Wisconsin Bobby Amos Denise Doss Jim Jones Deanna Penry Howie Balis Dave Drews Randy Jones Randall Perry Nottestad steps up to Salute in a big Jeff Blaser Randy Ellen Stan Kalwasinski James Price way, plus Trickle 99, UMA 602, CWRA, Mark Bochiardy Renee Farr Kim Kemperman Paul Robinson Madison and plenty from Slinger Marv Bohling Michael Fettig Rick Kimball Joan Roue Lisa Brady Ron Fox Skip Konkle Jeff Sandt Sal Sigala Jr. Troy Bregy Dave Franks Eric LaFleche Bill Sherman Linda Brittsan Mary J. Fraundorf Corey Latham Jason Shultz 36 . Michigan Buddy Bryan Scot French Chuck Look David Sink Berlin and Galesburg Chuck Buchanan Shari Garber Mike Lysakowski Lee Sisco Regular Items… Kenny Burns Jeff Garvin James MacDonald Derek Smith 4 Coming off the Corners 38 . Ontario Bill Carr Robert Gill Ken MacIsaac Joe Starr 5 Pit Notes Mike Cavanah Chuck Gonzalez Michele Martin Marty Strimple Spencer-Walt and Sheridan Neil Cavanah Chuck Green Norm Marx Leif Tillotson 6 Track Report: Montgomery, Seekonk, Chuck Chamblee Roger Grevenkamp Brandi Matteoni Mark Truman Keith Cooper Kory Hales Mark Melchiori Ivan Veldhuizen White Mountain 27 Rich Corbett Ron Harner Scott McIlwain Laura Ward 8 Race Coverage: ARCA, Connecticut, Kat Cordova Jim Harris Tina Menhennick Rick Warren Norm Cote Jim Hausske Rod Meyering Jason Wedehase Oregon, Maritime & Western Canada Don Croucher Dan Hawk Robert Michon Jamie Williams Mike Damic Drew Hierwarter Paul Miller Darrell Willrath 21 Scoreboard Martin DeFries Jason Hierwarter David Misco Tom Wilsey Jim DenHamer Lori Hopper Bruce Nuttleman Christina Wolff Tom DeVette Doug Hornickel Tiffany O’Neall Mike Wright Late Model Digest is published every two weeks from mid-January to mid-December, 24 25 Catchin’ Up with ... Chris Cater times per year. It is now available for free. Email or call to get on the mailing list. 25 Meet ... Johnny Robinson II Advertising deadline is Monday before publication. News copy deadline is 6 p.m. Tues- day before publication. Business phone (706) 677-1017. 39 Business Guide Pit Row TV Email: [email protected] 42 Checkered Flag World Wide Web: Facebook: 44 Flashback on Back Page: Ryan Lawler Cover image from Alan Ward/Big Al’s Photos

Coming off the Corners by Jim Carson Sometimes the Madhouse isn’t too maddening There are many race fans in North Loren Pinilis 3-31”/2T”uTbuebAeluAmluimnuinmumDrDivreivsehsahftasfts America who have “bucket lists” or 3” Tube Steel Driveshafts lists of racetracks which they would Here’s Bowman-Gray Stadium in Winston- 2-1/2” Tube Steel Driveshafts like to visit at least once in their lifetimes. Salem, N.C., several hours before the gates opened for practice before a race Lightweight Lightweight If I had such a list, I’d probably have Harmonic Balancers Quick Change Irwindale Speedway at or near the top, night in 2021. The quarter-mile known as and also Colorado National Speedway * All Steel Gears (CNS is on there probably because I “the Madhouse” isn’t usually this calm .875 Wide could visit my uncle who lives just over an hour from there). Some places in New when race cars are on the racing sur- * All Aluminum Only England would probably be there too, * Aluminum With 2.9 Lbs. such as tracks in Thompson and Stafford face, but the 100-lap Limited Late Model Springs, Conn. (before you ask, I have Steel Sleeve been to Oxford Plains and Thunder feature on Memorial Day weekend was Road). And maybe there should be a dirt N1597 US41 track or two on my list; I’ve only been to surprisingly devoid of big accidents. Menominee, Mi 49858 a few dirt tracks in Georgia and South Carolina (most notably those in Wood- that was a bit of a relief because of the Phone: (800) 221-1851 stock, Ga., and Gaffney, S.C.). minimal rebuilding for the race teams. It Email: [email protected] wasn’t until early June when I felt a bit Plenty of race followers either have jipped, because the week after I was Bowman-Gray Stadium on their lists or there, modified legend Junior Miller’s have checked off that particular box after sister marched to the victory lane cere- trips to Winston-Salem, N.C. I marked mony and punched open-wheel winner “the Madhouse” off in 2014, on Memorial Burt Myers in the stomach on the stage. Day weekend where the headlining mod- ifieds were sharing top billing with a 100- This year’s 100-lapper (the first of lapper for the Limited Late Models, three on this year’s schedule; there used which BGS calls Sportsman. It was defi- to be only one) was also quite calm. nitely a worthwhile time, and it was re- Winner Amber Lynn Boger didn’t care, as freshing to see full grandstands, plus the her mind was on becoming the first staffers were very nice and I liked the big woman to win the 100 at the Stadium. and informative video board on one end. She was already in the record books as the only female winner in the class (her There was one thing missing from first win was in 2019) … and also for her my Bowman-Gray visit. I’ve never been arrest for assaulting someone else in the the type of race fan who attends an event pits (also in 2019, and she was cleared). to see crashes, even before I got to Late Model Digest. And especially now I hope It’s great to have the security staffers to see the accidents kept to a minimum, keep their hands in their pockets once in because I know how much time and a while. money will go into making repairs. But on this particular May evening, everyone seemed to be on their best be- havior. There were spins and times of contact on the track; the Sportsman 100 contained nine cautions. But there were no flared tempers, no moments of push- ing and shoving in the pits between crews or drivers and track officials, and certainly no scenes worthy of making the YouTube rounds. It kinda felt like I didn’t get the real Bowman-Gray experience. At the time 4 • • June 3, 2022

North Carolina • Tri-County Motor Speedway near John Lund Hudson, N.C., was awarded a $485,000 Tyler Roahrig, whose Outlaw Late Model successes include six Summer Sizzler vic- North Wilkesboro grant by the state’s department of com- tories and four in the Kalamazoo Klash, celebrates his second straight triumph in the lining up divisions merce to assist with facility upgrades, in- Little 500 sprint car classic at Anderson, Ind. cluding new lighting, paving and North Wilkesboro Speedway and XR improvements to the restrooms and con- Slinger Nationals (see Page 43). Corrections Events CEO Barry Braun have outlined cessions. the racing schedule for 2022 at the re- SRL • The photo of Nashville Fair- opened historic 5/8-mile oval’s Race NASCAR Drivers grounds Speedway Pro Late Model Track Revival campaign. Supers at Mobile winner Dylan Fetcho and his girlfriend Jones and Wimmer Micah Pruitt in the May 20 issue of Late The first confirmed show with fen- plan busy summer Mobile International Speedway in Model Digest should have been credited dered cars headlining is August 5-6. The Irvington, Ala., is scheduled to host a to Liz McFarland. SuperCup Stock Car Series has top billing NASCAR Cup Series driver Erik Super Late Model event Sept. 2-3. The for the Throwback Weekend, with a race Jones has scheduled six Super Late Model race will be under the SRL National • The photo of Bryce Bozell from Ga- each day. races this season with Wimmer Motor- banner. lesburg in the May 20 issue should have sports. His primary sponsor will be the been credited to Koty Geyer. Super Late Models are on the NWS Erik Jones Foundation, the nonprofit The half-mile, the home track for schedule for August 11-13. At press time started in 2021 by the 26-year-old from noted tech inspector and SRL tech staffer Obituaries there was nothing signed with the Byron, Mich. Ricky Brooks, is under the second year of ARCA/CRA Super Series, Southern promotion of Gina Schild-Knowles. She • Greg Maas, an official at Norway Super Series or any other circuit. The bookend events on his schedule also manages Houston Motorsports Park; Speedway for 34 years, died May 27 as a are the June 8 Money in the Bank 150 and races at Mobile and Houston are united result of an incident at the track. The The remaining dates from the track the Aug. 10 Battle at Berlin, both at Berlin under the name Gulf Coast Racing Series. tragedy took place one day after the 65th promoter are Limited Late Models and Raceway in his home state. The others are birthday for the lifelong resident of Iron street stocks August 16-17, Pro Late June 19 at the Milwaukee Mile, June 30 at “I have a long history at Mobile, Mountain, Mich. Models August 19-20, and Late Model State Park Speedway, July 30 at Lucas Oil from racing to the tech shed and back Stock Cars August 30-31. No other infor- Raceway at Indianapolis, and the Aug. 2 again,” Brooks said. “It’s a big deal to put • Robert Osaki, a sales and market- mation on sanctioning bodies has been Wisconsin International Raceway event on a race at that track, and we’re working ing employee at Joes Racing Products and released. Beginning Labor Day weekend formerly known as the Dixieland 250. hard to ensure that it’s a great event with a frequent crew member and tire man for the facility will have dirt covering its rac- a strong field of cars.” Northwest racers, died May 24 in Mercer ing surface for several races in October. • William Byron, a four-time winner Island, Wash. “Chop” was 61. of big Super Late Model events this The other SRL National events in The SMART Modified Tour is slotted spring for Wilson Motorsports, will drive 2022 are the June and August specials at • Bill Bryant, a co-founder of Bryant for the first event August 2-3. Some open- that #24 again July 12 in the Wabam Berlin Raceway in Marne, Mich., and the Motorsports and Bryant Racing Equip- wheel drivers took part in a closed tire show at Citrus County Speedway in In- ment and eventual co-owner of Five test at the facility June 1. Greg Gott verness, Fla., back in February. The first Flags Speedway, died May 19 in Navarre, Washington-based tire specialist Robert 2023 event has been set with the All-Star Fla. The Navy veteran was 94. Iron Mountain Daily News Osaki died May 24. Showdown at Irwindale Speedway in Flagman and official Greg Maas was SRL’s home state of California. • Steve Holland, the owner of TM killed May 27 at Norway, Mich. Ranch near Orlando, Fla., and a longtime sponsor of David Rogers and now Bubba Pollard, died June 1. “Bossman” was 82. June 3, 2022 • • 5

Alabama Scott Moore; 3. Calvin Rose Jr.; 4. Alan Tardiff; 5. Tim Brack- ett Huntsville Speedway May 28 Pro Late Model: 1. Bryce Carver; 2. Parker Hene- Wiscasset Speedway gar; 3. Tim Laurent; 4. Phil Renfroe; 5. Braden Mitchell May 21 Pro Stock: 1. Josh St. Clair; 2. Kevin Douglass; 3. Steven Chicoine; 4. Nick Hinkley; 5. Jamie Wright Mobile International Speedway May 28 Outlaw Stock: 1. Jay Jay Day; 2. John Heil; 3. Massachusetts Stuart Dutton; 4. Robert Barker; 5. Jason Welch Seekonk Speedway Montgomery Motor Speedway May 21 Pro Stock: 1. Tommy Adams; 2. Ryan Vanasse; 3. May 28 Late Model Sportsman: 1. Bill Bethea; 2. Jason Bobby Pelland; 4. Dave Darling; 5. Mike Brightman Furrow; 3. Trey Grimes; 4. Andrew Whitaker; 5. Ryan Reuse May 21 Late Model Sportsman: 1. Vinny Arrenegado; 2. Gerry DeGasparre Jr.; 3. Charlie Rose; 4. Jacob Burns; 5. Sayre Speedway Richie Murray May 21 Late Model: 1. Alan Callaway; 2. Charlie Melvin; 3. Nathan Davis; 4. Lee Hansard; 5. Gary Nix Alaska David Kranak/Impact Zone Photos Michigan Alaska Raceway Park Bill Bethea won the Late Model Sportsman feature May 28 at Montgomery, Ala. Corrigan Oil Speedway May 28 Late Model: 1. John Klayum; 2. Dana Pruhs; 3. May 29 Pro Late Model: 1. Hunter Jack; 2. Tony Dager; Mady Stichal; 4. Bryan Barber; 5. Keith Akers Florida Illinois 3. John Trudell; 4. Dylan Stovall; 5. Keegan Sobilo California Five Flags Speedway Rockford Speedway Norway Speedway May 27 Outlaw Stock: 1. Timothy Watson; 2. Bubba May 21 Limited Late Model: 1. Johnny Robinson; 2. Jake May 27 Late Model: 1. Justin Mondeik; 2. Scott Stanch- Orange Show Speedway Winslow; 3. Conner Sutton; 4. Logan Boyett; 5. John Heil Gille; 3. Jeremy Miller; 4. Josh Thiering; 5. Dennis Smith Jr. ina; 3. Andy Monday; 4. Gregg Haese; 5. Mike Lantagne May 21 Late Model: 1. Jim Mardis; 2. Jeff Peterson; 3. May 28 LLM: 1. Jake Gille; 2. Josh Thiering; 3. Dennis Springport Mid-Michigan Speedway Mike Weimann; 4. Kyle Meyer; 5. Matt Goodwin Showtime Speedway Smith Jr.; 4. Jon Reynolds Jr.; 5. Johnny Robinson May 28 Late Model Sportsman: 1. Jerry Pierman; 2. May 28 Super Late Model: 1. Jake Perkins; 2. Kristen John Trudell; 3. Brock Ganus; 4. Kenny Head; 5. Buddy Shasta Speedway Clements; 3. Abigail Jonas; 4. Rob Partelo; 5. Jay Zolciak Indiana Head May 21 Late Model: 1. David Miller; 2. Dane Nissen; 3. Richard Knight; 4. Roy Burlinghoff; 5. Jennifer Belveal Georgia Plymouth Motor Speedway Minnesota May 28 Outlaw Late Model: 1. Shawn Amor; 2. Steve Speedway at Willow Springs Crisp Motorsports Park Stacy; 3. Jack Landis; 4. Andrew DeVreese; 5. Doug True Elko Speedway May 21 Late Model: 1. Kenny Kanzler; 2. Anthony Mai- May 21 Outlaw Late Model: 1. Bubba Winslow; 2. Wil May 28 Limited Late Model Twin I: 1. Owin Giles; 2. Jer- nella; 3. Justin Good; 4. John Penning; 5. Chris Peedan Griffis; 3. Hunter Johnson; 4. Maddison Bragg; 5. Spencer South Bend Motor Speedway emy Wolff; 3. Adam Bendzick; 4. Chad Walen; 5. Jacob Bragg May 27 Outlaw Late Model: 1. Rich Boal; 2. Cory Press- Goede Stockton 99 Speedway ler; 3. Kevin Sauer; 4. Aaron Zimmerman; 5. Vern Sauer May 28 LLM Twin II: 1. Dustin Mann; 2. Chad Walen; 3. May 21 Late Model: 1. JoJo Stearns; 2. Larry Tankersley; Idaho May 27 Late Model Sportsman: 1. Nick Pressler; 2. Bran- Adam Ratliff; 4. Jeremy Wolff; 5. Jacob Goede 3. Mike Regelman; 4. Gary Shafer Jr.; 5. Ty Carlson don Smith; 3. Isaac Ross; 4. Driver unidentified; 5. Vern Magic Valley Speedway Sauer Pit Row Photography Connecticut May 21 Late Model: 1. Jeff Hillock; 2. Lee Hackney; 3. Tommy Adams won for the first time in Wyatt King; 4. John Newhouse; 5. Eric Rhead Maine the Pro Stock class at Seekonk, Mass. New London-Waterford Speedbowl May 21 Late Model Sportsman: 1. Jason Palmer; 2. Ryan Meridian Speedway Oxford Plains Speedway Morgan; 3. Ray Christian III; 4. Andrew Molleur; 5. Isaiah May 21 Pro Late Model Twin I: 1. Josh Fanopoulos; 2. May 21 Super Late Model: 1. Alan Tardiff; 2. Max Cook- Newcomb Melissa Weaver; 3. Terrell Daffron; 4. Brandt Wilson; 5. son; 3. Calvin Rose Jr.; 4. Ryan Deane; 5. Scott Moore Riley Bradford May 21 Limited: 1. Christopher Smith; 2. Bobby Nadeau; Stafford Motor Speedway May 21 Pro LM Twin II: 1. Dalton Cristiani; 2. Josh Fano- 3. Dylan Thyng; 4. Colby Meserve; 5. Ryan Phillips May 20 Late Model Sportsman: 1. Kevin Gambacorta; 2. poulos; 3. Melissa Weaver; 4. Delaney Grace; 5. Riley Brad- May 30 Super Late Model: 1. Dave Farrington Jr.; 2. Tom Fearn; 3. Paul Varrichio; 4. Wayne Coury Jr.; 5. Michael ford Wray May 20 Limited: 1. Rich Hammann; 2. Jeremy Lavoie; 3. Matt Clement; 4. Alexandra Fearn; 5. Devon Jencik 6 • • June 3, 2022

Montana New Jersey South Carolina Jefferson Speedway May 21 Limited Late Model: 1. Jason Erickson; 2. Kyle Mission Valley Super Oval Wall Stadium Anderson Motor Speedway Smith; 3. Dale Nottestad; 4. Jesse Bernhagen; 5. Chris Che- May 21 Late Model: 1. Adam Kinkel; 2. Agni Howell; 3. May 21 Limited Late Model: 1. Howie Conk Jr.; 2. Daryn May 20 Limited Late Model: 1. Ashton Higgins; 2. Justin noweth J.D. Undem; 4. Jon Davisson; 5. Shawn Dumont Miller; 3. Mike Tillett; 4. Geoff Handle; 5. Greg Gastelu Sorrow; 3. Austin Somero; 4. Kenneth Headen; 5. R.A. Brown LaCrosse Fairgrounds Speedway New Hampshire New York May 21 Late Model Twin I: 1. Jacob Goede; 2. Michael Dillon Motor Speedway Haggar; 3. Jackson Lewis; 4. Brent Kirchner; 5. Steve Bach- Claremont Motorsports Park Evans Mills Raceway Park May 28 Limited Late Model: 1. Louis White; 2. Randy man May 20 Late Model Sportsman: 1. Ben Poland; 2. Ricky May 28 Late Model: 1. Cole Perry; 2. Rylee Gill; 3. Matt Benson; 3. Chris Throckmorton; 4. Brian Owens; 5. Jason May 21 Late Model Twin II: 1. Jacob Goede; 2. Brent Bly; 3. Camdyn Curtis; 4. Steve Bly; 5. Craig Smith Larrivee; 4. Jason Rarrick; 5. Paul Flye Clark Kirchner; 3. Adam Bendzick; 4. Jerimy Wagner; 5. Michael May 29 LMS: 1. Ben Poland; 2. Ryan Bell; 3. Ricky Bly; May 28 LM Challenger: 1. Ethan Winkeler; 2. Connor Haggar 4. Craig Smith; 5. Camdyn Curtis Riverhead Raceway Lee; 3. Nathan Bess; 4. J.R. Moore; 5. Chad Webster May 28 Late Model: 1. Steve Bachman; 2. Tony Bagstad; May 21 Late Model: 1. Dave Brigati; 2. Ray Minieri; 3. 3. Michael Beamish; 4. Billy Mohn; 5. Jackson Lewis Hudson International Speedway Chris McGuire; 4. Shawn Patrick; 5. Gerard Giordano Florence Motor Speedway May 22 Late Model Sportsman: 1. Mark Hudson; 2. Jus- May 21 Late Model Stock Car Twin I: 1. Kade Brown; 2. State Park Speedway tin Littlewood; 3. Cole Littlewood; 4. Driver unidentified; 5. North Carolina Matt Cox; 3. Casey Kelley; 4. Jamie Weatherford; 5. David May 21 Super Late Model: 1. Justin Mondeik; 2. Jason George Helliwell Roberts Weinkauf; 3. Mark Mackesy; 4. Rayce Haase; 5. Jeremy Bowman-Gray Stadium May 21 LMSC Twin II: 1. Cody Kelley; 2. Travis Truett; 3. Lepak Monadnock Speedway May 21 Limited Late Model Twin I: 1. Kyle Southern; 2. Jamie Weatherford; 4. Kade Brown; 5. David Roberts May 26 SLM: 1. Travis Volm; 2. Jason Weinkauf; 3. Justin May 21 Late Model Sportsman: 1. Cole Littlewood; 2. Wesley Thompson; 3. Chase Robertson; 4. Tommy Neal; 5. Mondeik; 4. Jerry Brickner; 5. Mike Cox Jr. Chase Curtis; 3. Jaret Curtis; 4. Ryan Currier; 5. Justin Little- Zack Ore Greenville-Pickens Speedway wood May 21 LLM Twin II: 1. Justin Taylor; 2. Zack Clifton; 3. May 28 Late Model Stock Car Twin I: 1. Riley Gentry; 2. British Columbia Zack Ore; 4. Jacob Creed; 5. Michael Adams Magnum Tate; 3. Austin Somero; 4. Mitchell Dickerson; 5. Star Speedway Anthony Adams Penticton Speedway May 21 Late Model Sportsman: 1. Connor McDougal; 2. Carteret County Speedway May 28 LMSC Twin II: 1. Austin Somero; 2. Magnum May 21 Late Model: 1. Kendall Thomas; 2. Griffin George Maroon; 3. Luke Lebrun; 4. Joel Belanger; 5. Char- May 29 Late Model Stock Car: 1. Connor Hall; 2. Daniel Tate; 3. Riley Gentry; 4. Anthony Adams; 5. Whitney Meggs Dowler; 3. Cam Graham; 4. Cal Bagshaw; 5. Clayton Scott lie Rose Vuncannon; 3. Tyler Matthews; 4. Jody Measamer; 5. Dylan Newsome Tennessee New Brunswick White Mountain Motorsports Park May 21 Late Model Sportsman: 1. Jon Savage; 2. Alby Goodyear All American Speedway Veterans Motorplex at the Rim Petty International Raceway Ovitt; 3. Stacy Cahoon; 4. Alexandre Tardif; 5. Quinny Welch May 28 Limited Late Model: 1. Rusty Daniels; 2. BooBoo May 28 Pro Late Model: 1. Mark Day; 2. Bobby Terry; 3. May 21 Late Model Sportsman: 1. Matt Rodgers; 2. Jus- Dalton; 3. Dylan Newsome; 4. Tristan McKee; 5. Buckshot Walt Garrison; 4. Jake Scogin; 5. Kevin Tuders tin Beers; 3. Courtney O’Blenis; 4. Alexandra O’Blenis; 5. Jones Kenny MacKenzie Jr. Virginia Hickory Motor Speedway Speedway 660 May 21 Late Model Stock Car Twin I: 1. Katie Hettinger; Franklin County Speedway May 29 Pro Stock: 1. Dave O’Blenis; 2. Chris Duncan; 3. 2. Jonathan Shafer; 3. Landon Huffman; 4. Charlie Watson; May 29 Late Model Stock Car: 1. Kyle Dudley; 2. Jimmy Lonnie Sommerville; 4. Wyatt Alexander; 5. Ian Rasmussen 5. Isabella Robusto Mullins; 3. Tristen Barnes; 4. Ronnie Riggs; 5. Richard May 29 Late Model Sportsman: 1. Courtney O’Blenis; 2. May 21 LMSC Twin II: 1. Katie Hettinger; 2. Charlie Wat- Hayden Alexandra O’Blenis; 3. Brady Creamer; 4. Drew Greenlaw; son; 3. Skyler Chaney; 4. Annabeth Barnes Crum; 5. Mat- 5. Richard Atkinson thew Gould Langley Speedway May 21 Limited: 1. Michael Bumgarner; 2. Tristan May 21 Limited Late Model: 1. Ryley Music; 2. Cody Ontario McKee; 3. Max Price; 4. Colby Gibson; 5. William Aldred Bryant; 3. Michael Waters; 4. Andrew Condrey; 5. Paul De- Bolt Flamboro Speedway Tri-County Motor Speedway May 28 Pro Late Model: 1. J.R. Fitzpatrick; 2. Kyle May 28 Late Model Stock Car Twin I: 1. William Sawalich; Lonesome Pine Raceway Steckly; 3. Josh Stade; 4. Shane Maginnis; 5. Mark Bur- 2. Charlie Watson; 3. Mitch Walker; 4. Chris Honeycutt; 5. May 28 Limited Late Model: 1. Joshua Gobble; 2. Joey bridge Brad Housewright Sykes; 3. Chris Coleman; 4. Louie Mullins; 5. Bryan Young May 28 LMSC Twin II: 1. Zack Franks; 2. Chris Honeycutt; Sunset Speedway 3. William Sawalich; 4. Brad Housewright; 5. Mitch Walker Washington May 21 Limited Late Model: 1. Miles Tyson; 2. Dustyn May 28 Limited Twin I: 1. Zach Bruenger; 2. Austin Har- Mombourquette; 3. Paul Maltese; 4. Billy Zardo; 5. Daniel ris; 3. Monty Cox; 4. William Aldred; 5. Don Carlton South Sound Speedway Montanari May 28 Limited Twin II: 1. Zach Bruenger; 2. Marion May 21 Pro Late Model: 1. Tom Sweatman; 2. Austin May 28 LLM: 1. Dustyn Mombourquette; 2. Miles Tyson; Thomas; 3. William Aldred; 4. Chase Ratliff; 5. Monty Cox Thom; 3. Dave Cline; 4. Daniel Walker; 5. Mike Brooks 3. Paul Maltese; 4. Daniel Montanari; 5. Al Inglis May 28 Junior: 1. Ryder White; 2. Oliver Ferguson; 3. Wake County Speedway West Virginia Laila Walser; 4. Brandan Magee; 5. Del Freiburger May 20 Limited Late Model: 1. Clay Jones; 2. Michael O’Brien; 3. Zachary Marks; 4. Mason Ford; 5. Brandon Ona Speedway Saskatchewan Hobbs May 21 Late Model: 1. Jake Keaton; 2. Tyler Johnson; 3. Michael Burcham; 4. Gregg Carby; 5. Jacob Bell Sutherland Automotive Speedway Pennsylvania May 28 Late Model: 1. Matthew Shirley; 2. Kevin Dyck; 3. Jared Reddekopp; 4. Aaron Deagnon; 5. A.J. Morrison John Raper Jennerstown Speedway Wisconsin Jon Savage won an ACT-rules Late Model May 21 Late Model: 1. Barry Awtey; 2. Bryan Shipp; 3. June 3, 2022 • • 7 feature for the first time at White Moun- Todd Price; 4. Garry Wiltrout; 5. Dennis Wenner Golden Sands Speedway tain Motorsports Park in North Wood- May 28 Late Model: 1. Mike Sweeney; 2. Jarred Barclay; May 20 Limited Late Model: 1. Mike Lichtfeld; 2. Brady stock, N.H. 3. Barry Awtey; 4. Jeremy Shaffer; 5. Brandon Marhefka Bill; 3. Kendrick Kreyer; 4. Matt Urban; 5. Steven Manke

ARCA Menards Series Connecticut Jones’ General rout RC3 goes distance CONCORD, N.C. (May 27) — NASCAR in NLWS holiday race Xfinity Series driver Brandon Jones dropped back a level for his latest vic- WATERFORD, Conn. (May 28) — tory at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Former Pro Stock touring driver Ray Jones, driving for Joe Gibbs Racing, Christian III won the annual 50-lap Late pulled away from Corey Heim under a Model Sportsman race in his second late long green-flag run for his sixth year back at his home track, New Lon- ARCA win. don-Waterford Speedbowl. Polesitter Jones fell back as far as Christian started on the pole but fell fifth as the early laps were marred by back at the start as Doug Curry and Jor- incidents. Heim, Rajah Caruth and Nick dan Hadley led early. By lap 10, after Sanchez were the other lap leaders. - several restarts including one for a Brandon White multi-car tangle, Christian was out front for good. Defending track champion General Tire 150: 1. Brandon Jones; 2. Corey Jason Palmer was a few car lengths back Heim; 3. Rajah Caruth; 4. Connor Mosack; 5. Greg Van Alst; in second. - Shawn Courchesne 6. Daniel Dye; 7. Amber Balcaen; 8. Nick Sanchez; 9. Tony Cosentino; 10. Sean Corr; 11. Toni Breidinger; 12. Matt Wil- Caddick Memorial presented by D&L son; 13. Ryan Huff; 14. Brad Smith; 15. Parker Chase; 16. Services: 1. Ray Christian III; 2. Jason Palmer; 3. Jordan Christian Rose; 17. Zachary Tinkle; 18. Andy Jankowiak; 19. Hadley; 4. Doug Curry; 5. Jacob Burns; 6. Michael Bene- Will Kimmel; 20. Bryan Dauzat; 21. Tommy Vigh Jr.; 22. vides; 7. Charles Bailey IV; 8. Jason Williams; 9. Isaiah New- Dick Doheny; 23. Tim Monroe; 24. Drew Dollar; 25. Josh comb; 10. Keith Scalia; 11. Andrew Molleur; 12. Paul White; 26. Tim Richmond. Newcomb; 13. Tyler Tomassi; 14. Charles Bailey. McCarthy Photographic Defending ECI Pro Stock Tour champion Craig Slaunwhite earned the tallest trophy after beating Ashton Tucker (left), Jarrett Butcher (right) and the rest of the field at Scotia Speedworld in Halifax, N.S. TK Race Photos ECI Pro Stock Tour white scored the win in the 2022 season Ray Christian III won the longest race of the year for the Late Model Sportsman class opener in dramatic fashion at Scotia at Waterford, Conn. Late leader crash Speedworld. opens door for #99 With 30 laps left early point man HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (May 21) — Nicholas Naugle and midrace leader Defending series champion Craig Slaun- Cole Butcher collided, sending Naugle to the pits. Butcher attempted to keep the lead on the next restart but dropped 8 • • June 3, 2022

back rapidly, leaving Slaunwhite out front. The last stretch went caution-free and Slaunwhite pulled away from Ash- ton Tucker. - Tim Terry Fleetrite 150: 1. Craig Slaunwhite; 2. Ashton Tucker; 3. Jarrett Butcher; 4. Donald Chisholm; 5. Matt Vaughan; 6. Mike Rodgers; 7. Troy Burke; 8. Mark Leclair; 9. Steve Lively; 10. Gary Elliott; 11. Greg Proude; 12. Ryan VanOir- schot; 13. Cole Butcher; 14. Nicholas Naugle; 15. Chris Hughes; 16. Russell Smith Jr.; 17. Pete Miller; 18. Jordan Veinotte. NASCAR Pinty’s Series Lacroix’s CTMP rally Becky Zamora Haeden Plybon performs a Polish victory BOWMANVILLE, Ontario (May 22) — lap after winning the Duel in the Desert Kevin Lacroix put the bumper to Gary at Hermiston, Ore. Plybon is one of Klutt on the final turn of the last lap at seven finalists in the 2022 Kulwicki Canadian Tire Motorsport Park and Driver Development Program. pushed his way to the win in an over- time finish. 6. Kaidyn Moran; 7. Todd Connell; 8. Jeff Mullins; 9. Tom Abercrombie; 10. Dave Garber; 11. Travis Kohler; 12. Chris The race began in wet conditions Kohler; 13. Dillon Huffines; 14. Patrick Mullins; 15. Bran- with Lacroix out front. A collision with a don Little; 16. Ken Mullins; 17. Randy Marshall Jr.; 18. lapped car left Lacroix spinning, but Kasey Kleyn. then he led the push to pit road for slick tires. - Davey Segal Western Canada eBay Motors 200: 1. Kevin Lacroix; 2. Alex Tagli- Another victory in ani; 3. Dexter Stacey; 4. Gary Klutt; 5. L.P. Montour; 6. Victoria for Smith Treyten Lapcevich; 7. L.P. Dumoulin; 8. Brandon Watson; 9. J.P. Bergeron; 10. Larry Jackson; 11. D.J. Kennington; 12. VICTORIA, British Columbia (May 22) Daniel Bois; 13. Brett Taylor; 14. Marc-Antoine Camirand; — Rory Smith backed up last season’s 15. Mark Dilley; 16. T.J. Rinomato; 17. Peter Klutt; 18. Glenn Canada 200 in September with a vic- Styres; 19. Wallace Storey; 20. Bryan Cathcart; 21. Brent tory in the first race of the new season, Wheller; 22. Matthew Scannell; 23. Ray Courtemanche Jr.; the final one at Westshore Motorsports 24. Andrew Ranger; 25. Sam Fellows. Park. Oregon The 125-lap race finished with a long green-flag stretch. Smith enjoyed Pleasant for Plybon a two-second edge on veteran Dave Hemrich. - HERMISTON, Ore. (May 28) — Haeden Plybon captured the spring Pro Late Michell Excavating Spring Spectacular: 1. Model special at Hermiston Raceway. Rory Smith; 2. Dave Hemrich; 3. Brandon Carlson; 4. Dar- He set fast time, started sixth after the rell Midgley; 5. Kevin Knight; 6. Jason Frost; 7. Kyle Cot- inversion, reached the front with a third tam; 8. Kirk Frost; 9. Dave Smith; 10. Geoff Robinson; 11. of the distance left in the 75-lap feature, Bud Hobbs; 12. Alex Mounier; 13. Robbie Haslam; 14. and beat midrace leader Nick Gibson to Terry Leerholm; 15. Trevor Bowers; 16. Tyler Robinson; 17. the finish line by two seconds. Trevor Adelman; 18. Mark Cammiade; 19. Spencer Carl- son. The race was a good warmup for the Northwest Super Late Model Series visit here June 18. Plybon is in his sec- ond year in Supers and runs Pro races around that schedule. - Tom Plybon Duel in the Desert: 1. Haeden Plybon; 2. Nick Gib- son; 3. Ken Bonney; 4. Trevor Cristiani; 5. Trace Thompson; June 3, 2022 • • 9

SRL • Irwindale Event Center Gomes’ Irwindale record wiped clean From series reports IRWINDALE, Calif. (May 21) — The la- Michele Martin/Horsepower Project test Spears SRL Southwest Tour event at Irwindale Speedway brought plenty of Jacob Gomes essentially led from start to finish in Spears SRL Southwest Tour action at Irwindale, Calif. landmark statistics for Jacob Gomes. This was his first SRL victory at Irwind- trials drew pills for their grid spots. rest of the evening. The final 46 laps Buddy Shepherd. He endured a scare ale in his 21st attempt at this half-mile Gomes was ahead just past the start-fin- went caution-free, and Hansen closed to early, as he dropped back from third on and 121st overall, but more importantly ish line the first time. Gomes’ rear bumper near the end. His the second restart on lap 23. The field this was his third straight win, making second-place result, which would have stacked up behind him, and touring vet- this his most proficient season in the Jace Hansen moved past Allen and matched his SRL career best, was taken erans John Moore, Trevor Huddleston, series which he has followed since 2010. Bollman for second after the first cau- away in postrace inspection due to ex- Dustin Ash and Dan Holtz were all col- tion and ran in the runner-up spot the cessive left-side weight; that handed the lected in the incident. Shepherd pitted Gomes took the lead after one full runner-up position to former series for a check from his crew, then he re- lap around the racing surface and never champion Jeremy Doss. joined the race. let it go. He had gone through events like that at Irwindale where a win In third in the final rundown was “I got it in gear and a bearing or the seemed to be a sure thing, but then clutch went away, just like when a something would frequently happen to clutch goes out coming around the cor- prevent his victory. ner,” said Shepherd, who started sev- enth. “I left it in high gear the rest of the “It was the biggest sigh of relief race and we didn’t have any more prob- ever, going across the line finally, know- lems.” ing that we have lost it short of two laps to go. We have lost it short of every- thing,” said Gomes, from Manteca, Calif. “We are conquering all the goals I have never had the chance to accom- plish. We are finally fighting all the de- mons and getting everything in order and having the right people with us.” Andy Allen and Jake Bollman were on the front row, just ahead of fast qual- ifier Gomes as the top eight from time Michele Martin/Horsepower Project Michele Martin/Horsepower Project Spears Manufacturing 100 presented by Pinnacle Peak Steakhouse: 1. Jacob Gomes; 2. Jeremy Doss (44) battles Jeff Bischofberger (66) in the Spears Manufacturing John Moore’s evening ended early at Jeremy Doss; 3. Buddy Shepherd; 4. Linny White; 5. Dylan 100 presented by Pinnacle Peak Steakhouse. Doss wound up second, his best re- Irwindale Speedway after a lap-23 ac- Zampa; 6. Jake Bollman; 7. Dustin Ash; 8. Chris Davidson; sult since teaming with car owner Bob Lyon. cident which also collected home-track 9. Cale Kanke; 10. Jeff Bischofberger; 11. Blaine Rocha; 12. favorite Trevor Huddleston and series R.J. Johnson; 13. Keith Spangler; 14. Zach Telford; 15. veterans Dan Holtz and Eric Schmidt. Andre Prescott; 16. Scott Sanchez; 17. Trevor Huddleston; 18. John Moore; 19. Dan Holtz; 20. Eric Schmidt; 21. Andy Allen. DQ-2: Jace Hansen. Lap leaders: Allen 1, Gomes 2-100 • Cautions: 4 for 12 laps • Fast qualifier (of 23 drivers): Gomes, 17.337 sec- onds Tenth career tour win for Gomes and third straight to start 2022 points season • Fluidyne Cool Move bonus to Shepherd for three-wide pass on Zampa and Kanke • Final caution for Prescott’s midrace spin • Fourth-place White wins against locals a week later; see Page 13 10 • • June 3, 2022

Spears Pro • Irwindale Event Center Brotherly domination for Zampa kids From series reports IRWINDALE, Calif. (May 21) — For the first time in Sal Sigala Jr. any race since 2019, and for the first time in the sec- ond-year Spears Pro Late Model Series presented by Dylan Zampa uses the outside lane to fend off his brother Logan in the Spears Pro Late Model Series pre- Sigma Performance Services, Dylan Zampa and his sented by Sigma Performance Services. older brother Logan finished 1-2 in a main event. Be- fore the Zampas battled each other at Irwindale Speed- crossed the line with 58 on the scoreboard, Dylan podium with Seth Wise. way, especially over the final three laps, these siblings cleared his brother for the first time. Logan tried to Spears Manufacturing 60 presented by Optima Bat- had to get past another pair of brothers, Tyler and loosen him up a bit, but his nudges went for naught as Tanner Reif. Dylan won by a little less than a car length. teries: 1. Dylan Zampa; 2. Logan Zampa; 3. Seth Wise; 4. Tanner Reif; 5. Chris- tian Bazen; 6. Tyler Reif; 7. Hans Beeler; 8. Joey Sarafin; 9. Mike Beeler. The Reifs were on the front row of the grid for the While the Zampas were celebrating, the Reifs were 60-lap feature, sponsored by Spears Manufacturing left scratching their heads a bit. They finished fourth Lap leaders: Ty.Reif 1-7, Tan.Reif 8, Ty.Reif 9-10, L.Zampa 11-57, D.Zampa 58- and Optima Batteries. The Zampas were in the second and sixth, with Tanner losing out in a late battle for the 60 • Cautions: 1 • Fast qualifier: Tan.Reif, 15.113 seconds row. Logan was out front first, taking the lead before the quarter point of the race, then Dylan went past Tanner Reif for second on lap 23. At halfway Logan enjoyed a comfortable edge over Dylan, but that advantage was wiped away after the only caution for Joey Sarafin’s spin with five laps remaining. The Zampas lined up on the front row for the restart and Logan poked ahead, but Dylan ducked under the yellow line to get under him. As they Madera Speedway Walbridge edges Keller once again From track and team reports cident in turn one that involved Nascimento spin- ning out of the lead; his spinning car was tagged MADERA, Calif. (May 21) — The latest battle be- by Rick Thompson. tween young Pro Late Model stars Jadan Wal- bridge and Kyle Keller at Madera Speedway was When Nascimento dropped to the pits, that as enjoyable for the fans as their latest square-off left Walbridge in first place and Keller in second. four weeks earlier. This 80-lap feature, as part of They were side by side for a good stretch, and they Military Tribute Night and recorded for later air on officially swapped the lead four times before Wal- MavTV, was even more thrilling for those who bridge cleared him for good with seven laps re- were rooting for Walbridge, originally from Van- maining. couver, Wash. The win was the fourth in the career of Wal- Keller, who won the early-April event here, bridge, whose Hamke chassis is sponsored by reached the front before his primary rival Wal- Crown Living and Madera Blinds & Shutters, since bridge this time, but his early battle with Brody he moved up to the adult class in 2020. Armtrout soon turned rough. They collided and Keller spun as they were coming to the start-finish Military Tribute Night presented by LunkerDaddy: 1. Ethan Smith line for the 10th time, and both had to restart at the Jadan Walbridge; 2. Kyle Keller; 3. Kercie Jung; 4. Jacob Smith; 5. Matt rear. Erickson; 6. Kasey Kleyn; 7. Peter Soto; 8. Sean Hingorani; 9. Ryan Reyn- Jadan Walbridge scored his second straight victory in Lunker- olds; 10. Shaun Reynolds; 11. Ethan Nascimento; 12. Olivia Manke; 13. Rick Daddy Pro Late Model action at Madera, Calif. Howard Holden and Ethan Nascimento took Thompson; 14. Howard Holden; 15. Shelden Cooper; 16. Glen Cook; 17. up the chase up front. Nascimento clears him for Brody Armtrout; 18. Jason Aguirre. the top spot and held it until the competition yel- low at lap 50. When the green reemerged, fluid Lap leaders: Armtrout 1-6, Keller 7, Armtrout 8-9, Holden 10-31, Nasci- from Shelden Cooper’s car sparked a multi-car in- mento 32-50, Walbridge 51-61, Keller 62, Walbridge 63, Keller 64-67, Wal- bridge 68-80 • Cautions: 6 • Red flags: 2 • Fast qualifier: Hingorani, 14.955 seconds June 3, 2022 • • 11

Irwindale Event Center Second-half Whitewash in LKQ 100 From track and staff reports IRWINDALE, Calif. (May 28) — Linny Sal Sigala Jr. White is one of a number of short-track racers for whom driving is now a sec- Linny White and his family and crew, including Irwindale Speedway legend Rip Michels (back left) and car owner Clay ondary pursuit. He operates White Rac- Wooster (right), won the main event of the Memorial Day weekend card at the half-mile. ing Services near his home in Colton, Calif., and his customers take priority that have me back in racing.” White’s Hamke dealer shop, where his White; 2. Bradley Erickson; 3. Parker Malone; 4. Ryan over any race car with his name over the White took over the lead in this serviced cars are frequent winners at Schartau; 5. Jeff Peterson; 6. Holly Clark; 7. Tyler Herzog; window. Orange Show Speedway, Havasu 95 8. Tegan Harlan; 9. Lucas McNeil; 10. Andrew Porter; 11. event when Trevor Huddleston, the Speedway and elsewhere. Primary WRS Nick Joanides; 12. Christian Bazen; 13. Nash Youngren; 14. When White, who began this season half-mile’s winningest driver over the customer Parker Malone placed third, Scott Youngren; 15. Mike Zimmerman; 16. Ethan Cheek; 17. driving the monthly Pro Late Model last few years, dropped out at the half- and Jeff Peterson came home fifth. Trevor Huddleston. schedule at Irwindale Speedway for way point. former track champion and 1999 ARCA LKQ Pick Your Part Memorial Pro Late Lap leaders: Porter 1, Malone 2-5, Huddleston 6-50, White Menards Series West champion Sean “Something happened on a restart,” Model 100 presented by SGV Vibes: 1. Linny 51-100 • Cautions: 4 • Fast qualifier: Huddleston, 19.044 Woodside, was collected in a hard acci- White said. “I was kinda just riding seconds dent here in early May, he thought that with Trevor. I think we had a better car ride would be on the shelf for a while. than him. It was only a matter of time White Racing Services Then before the Memorial Day weekend since I’d run him down from maybe 10 special, highlighted by the LKQ Pick car lengths back. I’d been pretty dom- Parker Malone placed third in this car after having to change a transmission dur- Your Part 100, Woodside connected him inant on the outside, and I needed it be- ing practice. He’s running for rookie of the year honors at Irwindale, Calif. with longtime area car owner Clay cause you have to have a better car to Wooster. make a pass here.” The 44-year-old White became the With the son of third-year track latest driver with an Irwindale triumph owner Tim Huddleston out of conten- in Wooster’s #90. tion, White coasted in the late stages. His ride, sponsored by Woodside’s com- “I’ve had a good relationship with a pany Apache Rental Group, Wooster’s lot of people,” said White, who won a Tri-City Towing, Mike’s Mobile Music, Spears SRL Southwest Tour race here in CardMax, Studio Air and Swift Springs, 2020. “Now we’ve got all these people was three seconds ahead of teenager Bradley Erickson at the checkered flag. Naake-Klauer Motorsports The event was also a showcase for Bradley Erickson (left) finished second in the LKQ Pick Your Part Pro Late Model 100. Victory worth $5,000 • Long week after win for White, preparing four cars for June 4 Burhop Memorial at Orange Show • Nine finish on lead lap • Track’s remaining schedule: twin Late Model features on second Saturday of each month through September; spec LM class added Oct. 8 12 • • June 3, 2022

nuts&bolts: Around California … from team and series reports More money: Jacob Gomes’ prize from the came an out-of-nowhere story. Kercie Jung, a 16-year- team photo old from Bakersfield, Calif., placed third, after taking a Spears SRL Southwest Tour event at Irwindale Speed- seventh and a pair of DNFs in the first three MavTV Kercie Jung signs an autograph for a young fan at way was more than $6,500. A bonus of $500 was Pro Late Model specials this spring. Madera Speedway. She placed third in the main posted from Loyd McGee and J&M Racing in honor of event of Military Tribute Night. longtime track supporter Michael Atkinson. “We finally figured it out,” said Jung, whose family owns the car together with Darrell Curtis. “We us.” Gomes also grabbed the top qualifier bonus, nick- went and tested two weeks ago with Buddy Shepherd The finishes haven’t worked out quite yet in the named the PFC Brakes Zero Drag Award. and he helped us figure it out. Since we got it clipped, we’ve had non-stop issues with it. Buddy won a few at 80-lappers for all ages. A wall scrape ended his first Back home: This spring Jake Bollman has Kern with it and one at Madera.” visit early, then a right front tire went flat to derail his effort on Military Tribute Night. spent more time racing Late Models in the Southeast, The 80-lap race began with Jung in 13th, and she as a part of the Nashville-based Willie Allen Racing had to dodge some bullets on her way into contention. “We were able to not go a lap down because we team, than he has in his native Golden State. His next Fortunately the thing she hit the hardest while avoid- made it to the halfway break,” said Hingorani, who step back home came at the Irwindale half-mile, where ing a wreck - or managing undetected oil on the third- wound up eighth. “Overall it was still a good race, but he made his SRL debut in a Scott Sanchez-owned car mile racing surface - was an orange cone. we’re looking to shift the momentum more.” and finished sixth. “We had a few reds for the fluid. Luckily we were 51Fifty Junior Late Models: 1. Sean Hingorani; 2. Ethan Nascimento; Bollman ran most of the 2021 Spears Pro Late holding the bottom when my dad said there was oil on 3. Kenna Mitchell; 4. Kasey Kleyn; 5. Robbie Kennealy; 6. Brody Moore; 7. Joey Model Series schedule and peaked in sixth in a race at the track,” said Jung, who drove a Racer Factory chas- Kennealy; 8. Hailey Liles; 9. Caden Cordova; 10. Vito Cancilla; 11. Cameron Carra- Irwindale’s smaller infield oval. sis sponsored by Frank’s Cabinet Shop, San Joaquin way; 12. Rebecca Dubie; 13. Jody Moen; 14. Monty Tipton. Collision, Brooklyn’s BBQ, Motor City Buick-GMC, Upcoming twist: The next event on the SRL Bobby Courtney Racing Enterprises, the Ian M. Has- sett Foundation, Y.B. Normal Designs, BLR and a local calendar is the June 18 date at Kern County Raceway Hampton Inn. “The leaders were only about four car Park. The winner’s check will be $10,000 for the sec- lengths ahead of us at the end, and we were definitely ond round of the JM Environmental Wild West Shoot- happy about that, especially since we were battling out. with another car (driven by Jacob Smith).” In deference to the event sponsor and longtime Jung, whose best results in her Junior Late Model SRL driver John Moore, that 100-lap race will have years were three seconds, had Buddy’s dad Dick Shep- green-flag runs no longer than 27 laps. herd as his crew chief as she scored the best finish by a woman in Madera’s top class. The Shepherds were Promising Jungster: Behind Madera Speed- guiding her by phone as they had another commit- ment; Buddy placed third in the SRL event at Irwind- way dominators Jadan Walbridge and Kyle Keller ale. Ethan Smith White’s wonder: One of the crewmen assist- Sean Hingorani emerges from his Junior Late Model ing LKQ Pick Your Part 100 winner Linny White and with his second straight win in the class for ages 10- his teammates over Memorial Day weekend at Irwind- 16. He also set fast time against the adults. ale was Rip Michels. Before Michels hung up his hel- met in 2010, he set the record for feature wins at the half-mile. Since then he has guided a number of younger drivers, before joining forces with someone closer to his age here. “We’d always been on opposite sides of the spec- trum, so it was great to work with him,” White said. Another fast teenager: Sean Hingorani won the Junior feature for the second straight time on a MavTV night. The 15-year-old from Irvine, Calif., also made his mark pulling double duty, and he topped time trials against the adults. The Madera visits were the first since Hingorani joined forces with Nascimento Motorsports, which has been on the winning side with numerous drivers at Madera. He has been fast right away, qualifying sec- ond here in late April. “We did the Bullring thing a little bit,” he said about racing at the Las Vegas short track with the Sigma Performance Services team. “We got the oppor- tunity to run with Nascimento and it’s worked out for June 3, 2022 • • 13

MDC • Thunder Road International Speedbowl Classic breakthrough for Donahue From track and staff reports BARRE, Vt. (May 29) — For his six- Alan Ward/Big Al’s Photos year career in ACT-rules Late Model cars, Stephen Donahue has looked at big Stephen Donahue (2) takes the outside line around Brooks Clark for the only lead change in the 59th annual Mekkelsen RV shoes to fill. His father John Donahue Memorial Day Classic. has victories in three of Thunder Road International Speedbowl’s five signature three,” said Donahue, from Graniteville, him. sure, ‘All right, I’m leading this thing events for its top class, including two Vt. “Norm gave me the perfect car and At the end Donahue, who started and something’s gonna happen.’ triumphs in the Mekkelsen RV Memo- we had luck go our way.” Luckily the car was good enough,” Do- rial Day Classic. And Stephen’s car seventh, built a lead of almost a second nahue said. “We’ve won a big race at owner Norm Andrews is another long- Donahue grabbed the lead from over Pembroke, who was also looking White Mountain and had some good time Thunder Road fixture with his Brooks Clark before lap 20 and re- for his first win in one of the track’s five runs in several places … just not had the name on two of the granite trophies mained out front the rest of the way. He signature races. He still finished the race luxury of winning one of the big ones.” after winning the Milk Bowl and a track didn’t have to deal with many restarts, with some invasive thoughts about his championship a generation ago. as there was only one yellow in the final #2, a 2014 Crazy Horse chassis with “My dad sold his Late Model in the 100 of 125 circuits. His biggest threat backing from Andrews Excavation, off-season. He’s changed jobs and just Through 2021 the younger Dona- came under green, as three-time defend- Kingsbury Construction, Quarry Hill wanted to take a step back. He’ll still hue’s best results in any of the quarter- ing track champion Jason Corliss and Quick Stop and Lowery’s Auto Sales. run my uncle’s car from time to time, mile’s big five have been fourths. He fellow veterans Kyle Pembroke and and I have a tiger (sportsman) car too. changed that in a big way, running Derrick O’Donnell jumbled up behind “Toward the end I kept thinking to He’s definitely my hero when it comes away with this year’s Memorial Day myself when I didn’t have any real pres- to that stuff. I wanted to get my name special. on one of the granite stones for a long Alan Ward/Big Al’s Photos time. Plus my grandfather was able to “I’d never gotten into the top be here, so it worked out to be a really Derrick O’Donnell (60), showing off a new sponsor, leads Jason Corliss in a heat good day.” Alan Ward/Big Al’s Photos race. O’Donnell finished third in the event which he won in 2013 and 2015. Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day Classic: 1. Stephen Donahue celebrates his big- Stephen Donahue; 2. Kyle Pembroke; 3. Derrick O’Donnell; gest Late Model victory at Thunder 4. Christopher Pelkey; 5. Brooks Clark; 6. Matthew Smith; 7. Road in Barre, Vt. Brandon Lanphear; 8. Cody Blake; 9. Jason Corliss; 10. Brendan Moodie; 11. Scott Dragon; 12. Tyler Cahoon; 13. Matt White; 14. Keegan Lamson; 15. Phil Scott; 16. Woody Pitkat; 17. Stephen Martin; 18. Marcel J. Gravel; 19. Chip Grenier; 20. Andy Hill; 21. Chris Roberts; 22. Jaret Curtis; 23. Peyton Lanphear; 24. Evan Hallstrom; 25. Scott Coburn; 26. Eric Chase; 27. Jimmy Renfrew Jr.; 28. Gabe Brown; 29. Jeff Marshall; 30. Laci Potter; 31. Cooper Bouchard. Lap leaders: Clark 1-11, Donahue 12-125 • Cautions: 4 • Red flag: 1 • Heat race winners: Blake, Corliss, Dona- hue Former track champions in field: O’Donnell (third), Dragon (11th), Vermont governor Scott (15th) • Eight finish on lead lap • Track’s traditional Thursday racing set to begin June 16; Governor’s Cup special July 14 • Late Model class sponsor: Maplewood/Irving Oil 14 • • June 3, 2022

Coastal 200 • Wiscasset Speedway Smoking the field for a third time By Travis Barrett/Lewiston Sun-Journal and Amy Harrop/Chasing the Checkered WISCASSET, Maine (May 29) — Ben Ashline’s latest Sandy Haley Photography triumph was a historic one, but in the final quarter of the Coastal 200 at Wiscasset Speedway, he wasn’t Ben Ashline, driving the car he has nicknamed “Sweet Marie,” carries the checkered flag after a Memorial thinking about history. Day victory on Memorial Day weekend. Ashline, from Pittston, Maine, became the second and the Work Store, finished with a few car lengths on Coastal 200 presented by Jordan Lumber and Jordan three-time winner of the Coastal show, having also tri- Chris Burgess. Second was Burgess’ best-ever LMS re- Excavation: 1. Ben Ashline; 2. Chris Burgess; 3. Shane Clark; 4. Dave Farring- umphed in this Late Model Sportsman classic in 2018- sult. ton Jr.; 5. Ryan Ripley; 6. Jett Decker; 7. Kris Matchett; 8. Frank Moulton; 9. Josh 19. The track’s only other such trifecta was pulled off St. Clair; 10. Daniel Harding; 11. Jonathon Emerson; 12. Garrett Leiter; 13. Scott from 1996-2002 by Scott Chubbuck, back when the race “We just wanted to finish and finish within a lap Hall; 14. Dave Getchell; 15. Alex Waltz; 16. Dave St. Clair; 17. Will Collins; 18. was a Pro Stock/ Super Late Model event. or two of the leaders,” Burgess said. “To see a three- Brent Roy; 19. Nick Hinkley; 20. T.J. Watson; 21. Chris Thorne; 22. Ray Dinsmore; time winner out my windshield … that’s just unbeliev- 23. Nick Reno; 24. Connor Wenners; 25. Ryan St. Clair; 26. James Doucette; 27. “I grew up watching (Chubbuck), and just to be able.” Nick Jenkins. able to say we’ve been a part of this race, let alone have this kind of success in it, is really meaningful,” Another few car lengths back was Shane Clark, Lap leaders: Clark 1-28, Thorne 29, Clark 30-71, J.St.Clair 72-78, Decker 79- Ashline said. “I love coming to this place. It’s home.” who survived a scrape with Jet Decker 19 laps from 102, J.St.Clair 103-106, Ashline 107-200 • Cautions: 7 • Heat race winners: the end. Rookie Decker recovered to finish sixth. Clark, D.St.Clair, R.St.Clair For the final 45 laps or so, Ashline had other con- cerns. He had taken the lead from Josh St. Clair just past halfway after pitting for fresh tires while St. Clair and a few others had stayed out. But in the final quarter of the race, especially while he slowed to avoid a pack of slower cars ahead of him, some smoke began billowing from his #15 ride. He kept the top spot, and was left scratching his head about the smoke. “There’s all kinds of oil in the interior, so I don’t really know exactly what it is,” Ashline said. “I made sure the brakes still worked, the clutch still worked, and I had oil pressure. It had a vibration that was get- ting worse. It weighed in the back of my mind that with 20 to go last year we had issues. I was like, ‘Not again.’ I just tried to baby it. We made it.” The #15, a 2011 Distance chassis with his own up- dates sponsored by GT Overhead Doors, Kelly Smith Printing, Picard’s Plowing, McGinnis Race Engines Arthur Bell/5th Turn Racing in Maine Arthur Bell/5th Turn Racing in Maine Chris Burgess (47), shown in front of Ray Dinsmore, Shane Clark (21), Ryan St. Clair (51), Kris Matchett and Chris Thorne battle in heat race action at Wiscasset, finished second in the Coastal 200 for his best result Maine. in a Late Model Sportsman car. Victory worth $5,000 • Rookie Decker leads but drops back a row after jumping restart • Defending track champion St. Clair takes ninth • Double-duty driver Ripley wins in modified • LMS class sponsor: Wood Pellet Warehouse • More on youngster Harding in Nuts & Bolts, Page 17 June 3, 2022 • • 15

Granite State • Lee USA Speedway Former champion makes mark again From series reports and Short Track Scene ites for the return trip to Lee July 15. That midsummer event will pay $10,000 LEE, N.H. (May 21) — As a former Gra- to win, a huge carrot dangling in front nite State Pro Stock Series champion, of the veteran, who was in his own #73 Joey Doiron would be understandable for this visit to the 3/8-mile oval. to focus on victories instead of counting points. He took steps toward both in his This time Doiron moved into sec- latest race, the Granite State Derby at ond on lap 24 and rode behind pole- Lee USA Speedway. sitter Kruczek until the first caution on lap 69. Doiron stood his ground on the Doiron’s triumph in this 100-lap outside lane and inched ahead, clearing feature was his fifth career victory him a minute later. One more caution under the GSPSS banner, and it pushed came out, but Kruczek had nothing for him to the early-season series points the winning Dale Shaw Race Car, spon- lead. He outdueled May 7 Star Speed- sored by Norm’s Used Cars and Zam- way race winner Bryan Kruczek after a pell Facilities Management. restart with 31 laps left and kept him at bay the rest of the afternoon. “That was cool … playing cat and mouse,” Doiron said. “That’s my favorite type of racing,” Doiron said. “I’d race like that every Behind Kruczek was a staunch bat- week if we could.” tle for third. Jimmy Renfrew Jr. had the spot over Corey Bubar with 15 laps left The win also puts Doiron, from Ber- when Bubar spun to force the only re- wick, Maine, on the short list of favor- maining yellow. During the final sprint Brandon Barker took the spot from Ren- frew; Barker, who won at Lee in 2018-19, was in his new ride owned by Archie St. Hilaire. Granite State Derby presented by USA Rob Branning Insulation: 1. Joey Doiron; 2. Bryan Kruczek; 3. Bran- don Barker; 4. Jimmy Renfrew Jr; 5. Nick Cusack; 6. Jeremy Joey Doiron took the win in the Granite State Derby presented by USA Insulation. Sorel; 7. Ryan Green; 8. Dylan Estrella; 9. Luke Hinkley; 10. Isaac Bevin; 11. Dan McKeage; 12. Charlie Buxton; 13. Kevin Folan; 14. Sammy Gooden; 15. Bobby Frappier; 16. Corey Bubar; 17. Bobby Baillargeon; 18. Casey Call. Lap leaders: Kruczek 1-69, Doiron 70-100 • Cautions: 2 • Fast qualifier: Kruczek, 15.293 seconds Go Fas Racing Jimmy Wiggin Brandon Barker finished third in his Bryan Kruczek topped time trials and finished second in his second 2022 appearance in the Granite State Pro Stock Series. first outing driving for NASCAR Cup co-team owner Archie St. Hilaire (right). Doiron finished fourth in May 7 Star race driving for Dore before bringing back his own machine here • Cusack takes fifth for best series result • Sorel rebounds from DNFs in first two tour races with sixth here • Twelve finish on lead lap 16 • • June 3, 2022

nuts&bolts: Around New England … from track and team reports Big Five: The signature Late Model Alan Ward/Big Al’s Photos Sportsman races at Thunder Road Inter- Eventual runner-up Kyle Pembroke holds the outside lane against rookie Keegan Lamson in the Mekkelsen RV Memo- national Speedbowl are the Community Bank rial Day Classic at Thunder Road in Barre, Vt. 150 and the Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day Classic in May, the Governor’s Cup in July, the Labor Day Classic in September and the Milk Bowl in October. The winners of those events, plus all past track champions at the quarter-mile in Barre, Vt., are immortalized on granite monuments near the front gate. Stephen Donahue was the latest driver to add his name to one of the symbolic stones. Now at or near the top of the “bubbling under” list is race runner-up Kyle Pembroke. His #27 has been in victory lane nine times in weekly Late Model features at Thunder Road, but this second-place finish was his best result in one of the big shows. Kyle’s cousin Dave Pembroke is a two-time track champion and three-time Memorial Day Classic winner. continued on page 39 Sandy Haley Photography Wiscasset Speedway owner Richard Jordan (right) shares a moment with former track boss and 74-year-old active driver Dave St. Clair and the youngest driver in the Coastal 200 field, 12-year-old Daniel Harding (left). For more see Page 39. June 3, 2022 • • 17

Fair Memorial • Flat Rock Speedway Third Fair jackpot for Bergakker By Debi Domby and Scott Schultz FLAT ROCK, Mich. (May 28) — The latest Outlaw Late Mike Damic Model victory for Brian Bergakker was a landmark one, at a track he never really called home until recent years. The Brian Bergakker won the Joy Fair Memorial presented by Drive Train Specialists for the third time in the 42-year-old from Middleville, Mich., captured the Joy Fair last four editions. Memorial at Flat Rock Speedway for the third time; no one else has more than two checkered flags in the event honoring the memory of the quarter-mile’s all-time Late Model victories leader. Bergakker took the lead from Paul Pelletier just before the halfway point in this 100-lap main event, sponsored by DTS: Drive Train Specialists. He was never headed from that point and crossed the finish line with a two-sec- ond edge on defending track champion and two-time 2022 weekly race winner Eric Lee. But there was one sketchy moment. “I definitely got there faster than I expected to,” Ber- gakker said. “I was pretty content to kinda ride around there for a while, just saving tires and waiting ’til the end. The seas kinda parted a couple of times, then we got a couple of free spots. Then the lapped cars help you pick off people and get to the front. When I got there it was just kind of a waiting game. “I hit the fence on the backstretch wall stairs by my- self with about 10 to go … got a little lazy, I think. I hit it pretty good. I was just watching the lapped cars under- neath me. I just lost track of where I was. I had gotten in the marbles, and there’s so many marbles out here. It just kinda took off and made me hit the fence pretty hard. I had to straighten my helmet on going into (turn) three.” Once out front, that only threat was his own error in his #12, a Senneker Performance chassis with Dave Irwin power and support from 4J Trucking, Michigan Marking, Earnest Performance, Sweet Manufacturing and A&D De- signs. The bobble didn’t cut too much into Bergakker’s lead over Lee, whose runner-up effort was his best in a Joy Fair Memorial. “We were really tight all day,” Lee said. “We didn’t free up enough for the feature, but I can’t complain … Brian’s always tough every time he comes here. We’ve got some work to do to get up to his speed.” Behind Lee came teammates Scott Hantz and Connor Zbozien. Pelletier was a contender until his engine let go after 62 laps. Joy Fair Memorial presented by DTS: Drive Train Special- Mike Damic ists: 1. Brian Bergakker; 2. Eric Lee; 3. Scott Hantz; 4. Connor Zbozien; 5. Trevor Berry; 6. Chris Benson; 7. Dennis Strickland; 8. Mike Root; 9. Justin Schroeder; 10. Eric Lee (5) goes past Scott Hantz en route to a second-place finish in the annual Memorial Day Outlaw Late George Rangel; 11. Stan Yee Jr.; 12. Joe Hawes; 13. Scott Pemberton; 14. Derrick Shep- Model tribute event. pard; 15. Joshua Spindleman; 16. Bryan Moore; 17. Paul Pelletier; 18. James Pankow; 19. Guy Fire. Lap leaders: Pelletier 1-45, Bergakker 46-100 • Cautions: 4 • Fast qualifier: Ber- gakker, 11.631 seconds Top prize worth $3,020 and includes lap leader and fast time bonuses from Winner’s Electric • Twelve finish on lead lap • Late Model class sponsor and hard charger backer: Moran Chevrolet • Q&A with third-place Hantz in next issue of LMD, scheduled for release June 24 18 • • June 3, 2022

Corrigan Oil Speedway Friday frenzy, fireworks favor Bozell From track and team reports MASON, Mich. (May 20) — The latest Outlaw Late Rand Thompson/ Model event at Corrigan Oil Speedway became another showcase race for one of Michigan’s best- Andy Bozell (83) takes a restart next to Jason Felver and ahead of Justin Claucherty (7) and Doug True at known and most accomplished motorsports families. the track formerly known as Spartan Speedway in Mason, Mich. Andy Bozell, whose accolades include 12 champion- ships at Kalamazoo Speedway and plenty of wins at Up front the elder Bozell was left up front, and he Value: 1. Andy Bozell; 2. Jason Felver; 3. Justin Claucherty; 4. Phil Bozell; 5. the former Spartan Speedway and elsewhere, added drove away from Jason Felver for his second win at Doug True; 6. Steve Stacy; 7. Chad Finley; 8. Joe Hodgeson Jr.; 9. Adam Terry; 10. one at Spartan in the Big 8 miniseries sponsored by Spartan since the facility brought back Outlaws last Mike Root; 11. Scott Pemberton; 12. John Ledwidge; 13. Josh Hahn; 14. Blake Northside Towing and Auto Value Auto Parts. spring. Childers; 15. Dave Stehouwer. But this boost to the Bozell clan came with some Unleashed #3 presented by Northside Towing and Auto Lap leaders: Finley 1-23, A.Bozell 24-50 • Cautions: 3 • Heat race winners: disappointment to another iconic Wolverine State A.Bozell, Finley family. Chad Finley, who’s just getting back into pave- ment racing after some good years on dirt tracks, led the first 20 laps, but then contact with Andy’s son Phil Bozell derailed his bid for a victory at the quarter-mile where his dad Jeff Finley is a two-time track cham- pion. The 30-year-old Finley, in his second Outlaw ap- pearance with new pavement car owner Mickey Maier, started on the front row of the feature after his heat race win. After the contact with the younger Bozell, they both restarted at the rear. Bozell made it as far as fourth in the final rundown while Finley wound up seventh. nuts&bolts: Outlaw Late Models in Michigan … from team and track reports Big-name newcomer: The Joining that group is Doug True, who Mike Damic placed fifth May 20 for his best result of Joy Fair Memorial was Trevor Berry’s the young season. Trevor Berry placed fifth in his first visit to Flat Rock, Mich. first start at Flat Rock Speedway. This was his third appearance in Bobby The first two shows were compa- switched to a Friday for one week to Landis; 4. Andrew DeVreese; 5. Doug True; 6. Cory Pressler; Blount’s potent Outlaw Late Model, and rably uneventful for the owner of True avoid the conflict. 7. Michael Thayer; 8. Wade Berger; 9. Aaron Zimmerman; he came home in fifth place. Performance & Fabrication. Round three 10. Charlie Hanna; 11. Bobby Schisler Jr.; 12. Kevin Sauer; found his #93 starting near the back of Opening Night presented by Techworks 13. Rich Boal; 14. Brian Ross; 15. Rich Segvich; 16. Todd “We’ll take it as a learning experi- the grid; True wound up as the hard Trailer Sales: 1. Shawn Amor; 2. Steve Stacy; 3. Jack Harrington; 17. Scott Ross. ence,” said Berry, from Clio, Mich. “It is charger. a racy little place and I look forward to coming back. We keep gaining on it, so Back in action: Plymouth we’re gonna get better and be racing for wins here shortly.” Motor Speedway’s first Outlaw action since the pavement racing surface re- Recently Berry set the track qual- turned this off-season came May 28. The ifying record at Toledo Speedway in a 33-lap feature on opening night was modified; Toledo and Flat Rock are clearly a warmup for the first Grand sister tracks. Slam big-money race one week later, but home-area favorites Shawn Amor and Fairly consistent: The father- Steve Stacy picked up the welcome mo- mentum with a 1-2 finish. son combination of Andy and Phil Bo- zell, both feature winners this season at This race was marred by an early Corrigan Oil Speedway, and also Jason accident which took out Rich Boal, Brian Felver and Justin Claucherty have fin- Ross and Kevin Sauer among others. ished in the top seven in all three North- Boal won the previous night’s feature at side Towing Big 8 Outlaw races this South Bend Motor Speedway, which spring at the bullring in Mason, Mich. June 3, 2022 • • 19

Crumrine Memorial • Barberton Speedway Comeback reaches another high spot From track and team reports the feature lengths for every divi- sion was 44 laps in tribute to BARBERTON, Ohio (May 28) — Crumrine. And Mazzagatti stood The first victory of the year at in the winner’s circle at the end of Barberton Speedway was a land- this important night. mark time for Mike Mazzagatti in April. He spent more than a The #87, a Senneker Perform- month last fall in the hospital re- ance chassis supported by his covering from COVID-19. Win- City Scrap & Salvage business, ning this year’s season opener was out front by lap 19. Fellow was a huge boost for him, and ev- veterans such as George Riddle eryone else who had been think- and Jeff Taylor kept Mazzagatti ing about him and wishing him honest in the second half of the the best. race. For hometown driver Mazza- John Crumrine Memorial pre- Billy McKinney gatti, and most others at the sub- sented by Import Auto Care & urban-Akron bullring, another Greg’s Towing: 1. Mike Mazzagatti; 2. Mike Mazzagatti’s second Late Model victory of the season came in the John Crumrine Memo- Buckeye State veteran was on ev- George Riddle; 3. Jeff Taylor; 4. Jesse Adams; 5. rial presented by Import Auto Care & Greg’s Towing. eryone’s minds. John Crumrine Roger Smith; 6. Alex Stavarz; 7. Nick Randolph; 8. passed away over the winter, also Dave Martin; 9. Kevin Garner; 10. Gary Whipkey; due to complications from the co- 11. Donnie Donley; 12. Roger Miller. ronavirus. The Memorial Day race was named in his honor, and Lap leaders: Taylor 1-4, Smith 5-9, Mazzagatti 10-44 • Cautions: 3 • Red flag: 1 • Fast qual- ifier: Whipkey, 13.943 seconds Midvale Speedway Long wait over for Short From track and staff reports By lap 20 Short, who started in the fourth row, went past A.P. Ren for the top spot. He finished MIDVALE, Ohio (May 29) — One of the most with a half-track advantage on runner-up Jesse prominent Outlaw Late Model car owners enjoyed Adams. plenty of success in the second half of 2021, but Brian Short had something else on his mind when He plans a more expansive schedule this sea- watching his man Steve Needles pilot one of his son in his Senneker chassis, supported by Heathen machines. Customs, Earnest Performance, Needles Speed So- lutions, Hunter Racing Engines, Allstar Perform- His son Brandon Short, who was in his second ance, Bicknell Racing Products and his dad’s full year of Outlaw competition, had his 2021 cam- company Direct Detail. paign cut short by a fall. Due to his injuries, which included a compression fracture in one vertebra Spring 65 presented by Snap-on Tools and the Tool and two collapsed lungs, Brandon was out of the Dude of Tuscarawas County: 1. Brandon Short; 2. Jesse Adams; driver’s seat for the rest of the summer and fall. 3. George Riddle; 4. Bob Schneider; 5. Mike Mazzagatti; 6. Chris Grubbs; 7. A.P. Ren; 8. Bobby Devore II; 9. Kevin Gardner; 10. Donnie Danley; 11. Aus- The annual Memorial Day extended-distance tin Berger; 12. Chase Burky; 13. Korey Herron; 14. Neil Rolli. race was the second start of the new year for the 21- year-old Short, from North Royalton, Ohio. He re- Lap leaders: Ren 1-19, Short 20-65 • Cautions: 4 • Fast qualifier: Short, sumed his prior form by topping time trials and 13.801 seconds rolling to the victory at the .3-mile oval. BP Photography “It felt good. I did a lot of testing during the week to get the car where it needed to be,” Short Brandon Short climbs onto the roof of his said. Outlaw Late Model after winning the Spring 65 presented by Snap-on Tools. 20 • • June 3, 2022

ARCA/CRA Super Series ARCA Midwest Tour (Through Nashville) 1. Eddie Van Meter 272 (powered by Jegs) (Through May) April 24 Slinger (Wis.) Super Speedway/Luke Fenhaus (one more date to be added) 1. Casey Johnson 316 May 1 Madison (Wis.) Int’l Speedway/Casey Johnson 2. Cody Coughlin 250 Jan. 29 Crisp Motorsports Park, Cordele, Ga./Bubba Pollard 2. Luke Fenhaus 270 May 28 Jefferson (Wis.) Speedway/Jacob Nottestad 3. Albert Francis 244 April 10 Anderson (Ind.) Speedway/Eddie Van Meter 3. Gabe Sommers 266 June 19 Milwaukee Mile, West Allis, Wis. 4. Billy Van Meter 226 April 24 Salem (Ind.) Speedway/Casey Roderick 4. John DeAngelis Jr. 265 July 9 Wayne Carter Classic, Grundy County (Ill.) Speedway 5. Casey Roderick 202 May 7 Nashville (Tenn.) Fair. Speedway/William Byron 5. Dalton Zehr 257 July 23 Detjens Mem., State Park Speedway, Wausau, Wis. 6. Dalton Armstrong 192 June 4 Jennerstown (Pa.) Speedway 6. Jonathan Eilen 247 Aug. 2 Wisconsin International Raceway, Kaukauna, Wis. 7. Hunter Jack 185 June 18 Flat Rock (Mich.) Speedway 7. Justin Mondeik 243 Aug. 20 Hawkeye Downs Speedway, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 8. Jordon Riddick 170 July 16 Redbud 400, Anderson (Ind.) Speedway 8. Austin Nason 233 Aug. 26 Howie Lettow Classic, Madison (Wis.) Int’l Speedway 9. Tommy St. John 158 July 30 Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis, Brownsburg, Ind. 9. Levon VanDerGeest 228 Sept. 3 Dells (Wis.) Raceway Park 10. William Byron 105 Sept. 3-4Winchester (Ind.) Speedway 10. Riley Stenjem 226 Oct. 8-9 Oktoberfest 200, LaCrosse (Wis.) Fair. Speedway Sept. 17 Glass City 100, Toledo (Ohio) Speedway Oct. 30 All-American 400, Nashville (Tenn.) F. Speedway (NP) Oct.15-16Winchester 400, Winchester (Ind.) Speedway Oct.29-30All Am. 400, Nashville (Tenn.) Fair. Speedway (NP) TUNDRA Super Late Model Series Jegs CRA All-Stars Tour (Through Kaukauna) May 14 Wisconsin International Raceway/Casey Johnson (Through Birch Run) 1. Casey Johnson 179 June 11 Marshfield (Wis.) Motor Speedway 1. Nick Egan 232 Jan. 29 (presented by Chevrolet Performance) 2. Jeff VanOudenhoven 170 July 16 Norway (Mich.) Speedway 2. Casey Roderick 212 April 24 Crisp Motorsports Park, Cordele, Ga./Michael Hinde 3. Justin Mondeik 167 Aug. 6 State Park Speedway, Wausau, Wis. 3. Cole Williams 199 May 7 Salem (Ind.) Speedway/Casey Roderick 4. Braison Bennett 152 Sept. 5 Golden Sands Speedway, Plover, Wis. 4. Dakota Stroup 197 May 14 Nashville (Tenn.) Fairgrounds Speedway/Dylan Fetcho 5. Sawyer Effertz 151 Sept. 25 Dells (Wis.) Raceway Park 5. Tanner Jack 162 June 18 Birch Run (Mich.) Speedway/Kyle Crump 6. Chad Butz 145 6. Albert Francis 158 July 2 Flat Rock (Mich.) Speedway 7. Alex Prunty 142 7. Cody Coughlin 142 July 9 Birch Run (Mich.) Speedway 8. Riley Stenjem 141 8. Corey Deuser 136 July 22 Masters of the Pros, Nashville (Tenn.) Fair. Speedway 9. Jacob Nottestad 138 9. Evan Shotko 107 Aug. 6 Grundy County Speedway, Morris, Ill. 10. Barrett Polhemus 136 10. Dylan Fetcho 105 Anderson (Ind.) Speedway Sept. 3 World Stock Car Festival, Winchester (Ind.) Speedway Sept. 10 Birch Run (Mich.) Speedway Big 8 Limited Late Model Series Oct. 1 Fall Brawl, Jennerstown (Pa.) Speedway Oct. 14 Winchester (Ind.) Speedway Oct. 30 Nashville (Tenn.) Fairgrounds Speedway (NP) (powered by Jegs) (Through Spring Classic) April 23 Rockford Speedway, Loves Park, Ill./Max Kahler 1. Max Kahler 129 June 3 Hawkeye Downs Speedway, Cedar Rapids, Iowa April 3 Shadybowl Speedway, DeGraff, Ohio/Ryan Fleming July 1 Tomah-Sparta Speedway, Tomah, Wis. April 16 Anderson (Ind.) Speedway/Jeff Marcum July 22 Detjens Mem., State Park Speedway, Wausau, Wis. June 19 Mount Lawn Speedway, New Castle, Ind. July 29 Madison International Speedway, Oregon, Wis. July 2 Anderson (Ind.) Speedway Aug. 28 Milwaukee Mile, West Allis, Wis. Aug. 13 Anderson (Ind.) Speedway Sept. 24 September Showdown, Dells (Wis.) Raceway Park Sept. 3-4Winchester (Ind.) Speedway Oct. 1-2 NSTC, Rockford Speedway, Loves Park, Ill. Sept. 17 Anderson (Ind.) Speedway Oct. 8 Oktoberfest, LaCrosse (Wis.) Fairgrounds Speedway Oct. 15 Winchester (Ind.) Speedway Vore’s Welding CRA Late Model Sportsman(2022points) 2. Dale Nottestad 107 3. Dennis Smith Jr. 104 4. Franc Beldowski 97 5. Casey Johnson 92 1. Kyle Worley 176 6. Jim Olson 87 2. Greg Stilwell 168 7. Stephen Scheel 84 3. Kent Carson 154 8. Will Rece 81 4. Jason Timmerman 136 9. Jerry Mueller 75 5. Cassten Everidge 132 10. Austin Nason 72 6. Caleb Reschar 115 7. Ryan Fleming 100 CWRA Stars to Legends Tour9.BradCoons100 Jeff Marcum 97 J.P. Crabtree 97 (Final 2021 points) (presented by Cedar Creek Rustic Village and Bentley Trucking) May 7 Marshfield (Wis.) Motor Speedway/postponed Reveal the Hammer Outlaw Late Model Series(2022points) 1. Jeff Weinfurter 230 May 28 Dells (Wis.) Raceway Park/Jesse Bernhagen 2. Tyler Sauter 227 June 25 Marshfield (Wis.) Motor Speedway 1. Brian Bergakker 5. Derrick Van Dreel 192 July 20 LaCrosse Fairgrounds Speedway, West Salem, Wis. 2. Tyler Roahrig 4. Kirby Kurth 189 Aug. 5 Golden Sands Speedway, Plover, Wis. 3. Trevor Berry 3. Paul Paine 185 Aug. 27 Dells (Wis.) Raceway Park 4. Mike Root 171 Sept. 23 Midwest Championship, Dells (Wis.) Raceway Park 5. Phil Bozell Steve Lichtfeld 165 Sept. 24 Midwest Championship, Dells (Wis.) Raceway Park 6. J.R. Roahrig 6. Mike Sievers 157 7. Scott Thomas 8. Monte Gress 156 150 May 6 Birch Run (Mich.) Speedway/postponed 9. Corey Jankowski 151 146 May 14 Berlin Raceway, Marne, Mich./Brian Bergakker 10. Mark Eswein 144 June 18 Anderson (Ind.) Speedway 142 June 25 Lorain County Raceway Park, South Amherst, Ohio 140 Aug. 12 Dixie Classic, Birch Run (Mich.) Speedway 138 Aug. 27 Berlin Raceway, Marne, Mich. 136 Sept. 10 Birch Run (Mich.) Speedway 8. Doug Rodanhisler 134 Midwestern one-track miniseries 9. Brock Ganus 132 10. Steve Needles 130 UMA 602 Late Model Tour Red, White & Blue SLM Alive for Five SLM Northside Towing Big 8 Outlaw (Kaukauna, Wis.) (Dells, Wis.) (Spartan, Mich.) 1. Jordan DeVoy (1) 103 1. Andy Bozell (2) 285 1. Casey Johnson (2) 270 2. Dan Fredrickson 97 2. Justin Claucherty (1) 275 (Through Jefferson) 2. Grant Griesbach 249 1. Dennis Prunty 421 April 10 Dells (Wis.) Raceway Park/Dennis Prunty 3. Carson Kvapil (1) 245 3. Derek Kraus 95 3. Jason Felver 240 May 1 Madison (Wis.)International Speedway/Dennis Prunty 4. Maxwell Schultz 230 Austin Nason 95 4. Phil Bozell 235 2. Tom Carlson 406 May 22 Slinger (Wis.) Super Speedway/Dennis Prunty 3. Jason Stark 399 May 28 Jefferson (Wis.) Speedway/Jason Stark Jesse Oudenhoven 230 Jeff Storm 95 5. Doug True 210 July 31 Slinger (Wis.) Super Speedway (2021 points; (April 10 winner: Jordan DeVoy; May 20 winner: Andy Bozell; 4. Bryce Miller 359 Aug. 26 Madison International Speedway, Oregon, Wis. first 2022 race June 9) next races June 4, June 25) next races June 12, June 24) 5. Alex Hartwig 337 6. Greg Bowers 329 Oct. 22 Dells (Wis.) Raceway Park 7. Brian Johnson 315 8. Ethan Rose 309 9. Clayton Storey 302 10. Brian Ulrich 297 June 3, 2022 • • 21

CARS Late Model Stock Tour Southern Super Series(Through Franklin County) (presented by (presented by Sunoco) Solid Rock Carriers) March13 South Alabama Speedway, Kinston, Ala./Ty Majeski 1. Carson Kvapil 159 March13 Caraway Speedway, Sophia, N.C./Carson Kvapil (Through May) 231 March26Crisp Motorsports Park,Cordele, Ga./Bubba Pollard 2. Chad McCumbee 132 March20Hickory (N.C.) Motor Speedway/Chad McCumbee 1. Bubba Pollard 218 April 8 Five Flags Speedway, Pensacola, Fla./Stephen Nasse 3. Kaden Honeycutt 120 April 9 Greenville-Pickens Speedway, Easley, S.C./Josh Berry 2. Stephen Nasse 201 April 9 Five Flags Speedway, Pensacola, Fla./Derek Thorn 4. Connor Hall 115 April 23 Goodyear All American (N.C.) Speedway/Connor Hall 3. Hunter Robbins 140 April 23 Southern National (N.C.) Motorsports Park/postponed 5. Brandon Pierce 103 May 6 Ace Speedway, Altamahaw, N.C./postponed 4. Jett Noland 138 May 7 Nashville (Tenn.) Fair. Speedway/William Byron 6. Carter Langley 103 May 21 Franklin County (Va.) Speedway/Carson Kvapil 5. Jake Garcia 136 May 21 Greenville-Pickens Speedway, Easley, S.C./postponed 7. Jacob Heafner 100 June 4 Langley Speedway, Hampton, Va. 6. Matt Craig 136 June 11 Montgomery (Ala.) Motor Speedway 8. Chase Burrow 99 June 18 Dominion Raceway, Thornburg, Va. 128 June 25 Tri-County Motor Speedway, Hudson, N.C. 9. Mason Diaz 95 July 30 Throwback, Hickory (N.C.) Motor Speedway Jackson Boone 128 July 9 New Smyrna Speedway, Samsula, Fla. Conner Jones 95 Aug. 12 Ace Speedway, Altamahaw, N.C. 8. Daniel Dye 122 July 23 Five Flags Speedway, Pensacola, Fla. Aug. 27 Motor Mile Speedway, Radford, Va. Aug. 20 Crisp Motorsports Park,Cordele, Ga. Michael Hinde Sept. 24 Five Flags Speedway, Pensacola, Fla. 10. Blaine Rocha Oct. 30 All American 400, Nashville (Tenn.) F. Speedway (NP) Sept. 10 Tri-County Motor Speedway, Hudson, N.C. Oct. 8 Dillon (S.C.) Motor Speedway Oct. 22 South Boston (Va.) Speedway Nov. 5 Caraway Speedway, Sophia, N.C. Carolina Pro Late Model Series CARS Pro Late Model Tour (Through Dillon) March 5 Southern National Motorsports Park/Josh Lowder 1. Josh Lowder 570 March19 Franklin County (Va.) Speedway/Mason Maggio (Through Franklin County) (presented by Solid Rock Carriers) 2. Mason Maggio 545 April 2 Hickory (N.C.) Motor Speedway/Caden Kvapil 1. Caden Kvapil 122 March13 Caraway Speedway, Sophia, N.C./Caden Kvapil April 30 Goodyear All Am. (N.C.) Speedway/Mason Maggio 2. Luke Fenhaus 127 March20Hickory (N.C.) Motor Speedway/William Sawalich 3. Katie Hettinger 308 May 14 Dillon (S.C.) Motor Speedway/Caden Kvapil April 9 Greenville-Pickens (S.C.) Speedway/Gio Ruggiero 4. Jasec Holladay 511 May 28 Motor Mile Speedway, Radford, Va./Mason Maggio 3. Austin MacDonald 107 May 21 Franklin County (Va.) Speedway/Ryan Moore 5. Caleb Johnson 474 June 11 Carteret County Speedway, Swansboro, N.C. 4. Logan Jones 100 July 30 Throwback, Hickory (N.C.) Motor Speedway July 2 Greenville-Pickens Speedway, Easley, S.C. 5. Charlie Keeven 95 Aug. 12 Ace Speedway, Altamahaw, N.C. 6. Tovia Grynewicz 296 Aug. 6 Anderson (S.C.) Motor Speedway Aug. 27 Motor Mile Speedway, Radford, Va. 7. Ryan Matthews 274 Aug. 20 Hickory (N.C.) Motor Speedway William Sawalich 95 Sept. 10 Tri-County Motor Speedway, Hudson, N.C. 8. Luke Morey 272 Sept. 17 Southern National Motorsports Park, Kenly, N.C. 7. Kody King 71 Oct. 22 South Boston (Va.) Speedway Oct. 15 Hickory (N.C.) Motor Speedway 8. Ryan Moore 55 Nov. 5 Caraway Speedway, Sophia, N.C. 9. Ruben Caceres 256 Nov. 27 Southern National Motorsports Park, Kenly, N.C. 10. Caleb Costner 250 9. Tyler Johnson 49 10. Jeff Batten 48 Southeastern one-track miniseries All Pro Limited Late Model Series Big Machine Vodka Pro LM Show Me the Money Pro LM Allen Turner Pro LM (New series for 2022) (Nashville, Tenn.) (Montgomery, Ala.) (Pensacola, Fla.) March12 Southern National Motorsports Park/BooBoo Dalton 1. Cole Williams (1) 138 1. Jake Garcia (1) 140 1. Hunter Robbins (1) 54 April 23 Greenville-Pickens Speedway/Riley Gentry 2. Hunter Wright (1) 136 2. Giovanni Ruggiero 134 2. Casey Roderick 51 June 11 Southern National Motorsports Park, Kenly, N.C. 3. Dylan Fetcho (1) 133 3. John Bolen 120 3. Jake Garcia 50 June 25 Florence (S.C.) Motor Speedway 4. Chase Johnson 113 4. Christopher Tullis 112 4. Justin Bonnett 44 July 16 Greenville-Pickens Speedway, Easley, S.C. 5. Jake Bollman 104 5. Brittney Zamora 110 5. Chris Davidson 42 Aug. 13 Anderson (S.C.) Motor Speedway (May 7 winner: Dylan Fetcho; (April 30 winner: Jake Garcia; (2021 points; Sept. 10 Florence (S.C.) Motor Speedway next races June 4, July 9) next races May 28, Aug. 6) next races July 22, Aug. 26) Oct. 8 Southern National Motorsports Park, Kenly, N.C. 22 • • June 3, 2022

Spears SRL Southwest Tour ARCA Menards Series (Through May) 682 Feb. 5 Irwindale (Calif.) Speedway/Derek Thorn (Through Charlotte) Feb. 19 Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway/Corey Heim 1. Jacob Gomes March 5 All American Speedway, Roseville,Calif./Jacob Gomes 1. Rajah Caruth 247 March11 Phoenix (Ariz.) International Raceway/Taylor Gray 2. Jeremy Doss 650 April 2 Kern County (Calif.) Raceway Park/Jacob Gomes 2. Nick Sanchez 242 April 23 Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway/Nick Sanchez 3. Cale Kanke 582 May 21 Irwindale (Calif.) Speedway/Jacob Gomes 3. Daniel Dye 240 May 14 Kansas Speedway, Kansas City/Nick Sanchez 4. Trevor Huddleston 553 June 18 Kern County Raceway Park, Bakersfield, Calif. 4. Toni Breidinger 201 May 27 Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, N.C. 5. Buddy Shepherd 545 July 16 Stockton 99 (Calif.) Speedway 5. Greg Van Alst 199 June 11 Iowa Speedway, Newton, Iowa 6. Dan Holtz 525 Aug. 13 Redwood Acres Raceway, Eureka, Calif. 6. Amber Balcaen 196 June 18 Berlin Raceway, Marne, Mich. 7. John Moore 524 Sept. 17 Irwindale (Calif.) Speedway 7. Zachary Tinkle 169 June 25 Elko (Minn.) Speedway 8. Andy Allen 518 Oct. 22 Kern County Raceway Park, Bakersfield, Calif. 8. Corey Heim 165 July 8 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Lexington, Ohio 9. Dustin Ash 485 Nov. 12 Irwindale (Calif.) Speedway 9. Brad Smith 154 July 22 Pocono Raceway, Long Pond, Pa. 10. Jace Hansen 481 10. Ryan Huff 131 July 29 Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis, Brownsburg, Ind. Spears Pro Late Model Series Aug. 6 Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, Mich. Aug. 19 Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International Raceway Aug. 21 Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield, Ill. Aug. 28 Milwaukee Mile, West Allis, Wis. (Through May) Sept. 4 DuQuoin (Ill.) State Fairgrounds 1. Seth Wise 803 (presented by Sigma Performance Services) Sept. 10 Kansas Speedway, Kansas City 2. Tyler Reif 790 Feb. 5 Irwindale (Calif.) Speedway/Dylan Cappello Sept. 15 Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway 3. Tanner Reif 751 March 5 All American Speedway, Roseville,Calif./Dylan Zampa Oct. 1 Salem (Ind.) Speedway 4. Dylan Zampa 756 April 2 Kern County (Calif.) Raceway Park/Seth Wise Oct. 8 Toledo (Ohio) Speedway 5. Logan Zampa 739 April 23 Kern County (Calif.) Raceway Park/Dylan Cappello May 21 Irwindale (Calif.) Speedway/Dylan Zampa 6. Christian Bazen 662 June 18 Kern County Raceway Park, Bakersfield, Calif. 7. Mike Beeler 612 July 16 Stockton 99 (Calif.) Speedway 8. Hans Beeler 588 Sept. 17 Irwindale (Calif.) Speedway 9. Frankie Muniz 524 10. Dylan Cappello 360 ARCA Menards Series EastOct. 1 Bischofberger Brawl, Stockton 99 (Calif.) Speedway Oct. 22 Kern County Raceway Park, Bakersfield, Calif. Nov. 12 Irwindale (Calif.) Speedway (Through Nashville) 1. Sammy Smith 184 Feb. 15 New Smyrna Speedway, Samsula, Fla./Sammy Smith Northwest Super Late Model Series 2. Taylor Gray 175 March19 Five Flags Speedway, Pensacola, Fla./Sammy Smith 3. Leland Honeyman Jr. 159 April 29 Dover (Del.) International Speedway/Taylor Gray 4. Christian Rose 133 May 7 Nashville (Tenn.) Fair. Speedway/Sammy Smith 5. Stephanie Moyer 132 June 11 Iowa Speedway, Newton, Iowa (Through Wenatchee) 95 April 3 Tri-City Raceway, W. Richland, Wash./Preston Peltier 6. Brad Smith 123 Aug. 28 Milwaukee Mile, West Allis, Wis. 1. Mike Longton May 1 Wenatchee Valley (Wash.) Super Oval/Evan Goetz 7. Jake Finch 118 Sept. 15 Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway May 14 Stateline Speedway, Post Falls, Idaho/rained out 8. Donald Theetge 110 2. Randy Marshall Jr. 88 May 28 South Sound Speedway, Tenino, Wash./rained out 9. Willie Mullins 75 3. Kaiden Anderson 85 June 18 Hermiston (Ore.) Raceway 75 4. Trenton Moriarity 84 July 9 Magic Valley Speedway, Twin Falls, Idaho Daniel Escoto 5. Max Schroeder 78 6. Andy Beaman 76 Aug. 6 South Sound Speedway, Tenino, Wash. 7. Haeden Plybon 72 Aug. 20 Stateline Speedway, Post Falls, Idaho ARCA Menards Series West 8. Christopher Kalsch 69 Sept. 4 Atomic 125, Hermiston (Ore.) Raceway 69 Sept. 18 Wenatchee Valley (Wash.) Super Oval (Through Bakersfield) March11 Phoenix (Ariz.) International Raceway/Taylor Gray Ken Bonney 67 Oct. 2 Fall Classic, Tri-City Raceway, West Richland, Wash. 1. Jake Drew 122 March26Irwindale (Calif.) Speedway/Tanner Reif 10. Nick Gibson April 23 Kern County (Calif.) Raceway Park/Landen Lewis June 4 Portland (Ore.) International Raceway 2. Tanner Reif 117 June 11 Sonoma (Calif.) Raceway Tri-State Challenge 3. Cole Moore 116 July 2 Irwindale (Calif.) Speedway 4. Paul Pedroncelli Jr. 108 Aug. 20 Evergreen Speedway, Monroe, Wash. 5. Austin Herzog 107 Sept. 3 Portland (Ore.) International Raceway 6. Todd Souza 105 Oct. 1 All American Speedway, Roseville, Calif. (Final 2021 points) 7. Takuma Koga 98 Oct. 14 Bullring at Las Vegas (Nev.) Speedway 1. Terry Halverson 256 July 2 Hermiston (Ore.) Raceway 8. Joey Iest 92 Nov. 5 Phoenix (Ariz.) International Raceway 2. Andy Beaman 243 July 30 Stateline Speedway, Post Falls, Idaho 9. Sebastian Arias 86 3. Garrett Huffines 234 Sept. 17 Wenatchee Valley (Wash.) Super Oval 10. Bridget Burgess 85 4. Kaiden Anderson 226 Oct. 1 Fall Classic, Tri-City Raceway, West Richland, Wash. 5. Rick Gerard 194 SuperCup Stock Car Series 6. Ron Stewart 185 7. Todd Connell 154 8. Aubree Cristiani 139 9. Dan Lowther 124 (Through May) April 30 Dominion Raceway, Thornburg, Va./Jason Kitzmiller 10. Chris Hiner 121 1. Jason Kitzmiller 605 May 14 Midvale (Ohio) Speedway/Ben Ebeling 2. Ben Ebeling 568 June 4 Shenandoah (Va.) Speedway 3. Kevin Kromer 515 June 18 UMI Motorsports Park, Clearfield. Pa. NHSTRA Late Model Race for the Ring 4. Landon Brothers 482 July 9 Jennerstown (Pa.) Speedway 5. Lauren Butler 460 Aug. 5 North Wilkesboro (N.C.) Speedway 6. Larry Berg 375 Aug. 6 North Wilkesboro (N.C.) Speedway (Final 2021 points) 7. Mike Senica 373 Aug. 20 Motor Mile Speedway, Radford, Va. 1. Frankie Eldredge 318 June 30 Lee USA (N.H.) Speedway 8. Ron Langdon 290 Sept. 10 Jennerstown (Pa.) Speedway 2. Jason Maki 274 July 8 Claremont (N.H.) Motorsports Park 9. Brent Nelson 270 Oct. 1 Dominion Raceway, Thornburg, Va. 3. Mark Hudson 264 Aug. 21 Hudson (N.H.) International Speedway 10. Hayden Brothers 236 4. Ricky Bly 258 Sept. 10 Monadnock Speedway, Winchester, N.H. 5. Ryan Currier 222 6. Hayden Scott 220 7. Cam Curtis 202 8. Bobby Melvin 200 9. Jimmy Renfrew Jr. 198 Bobby Frappier 198 June 3, 2022 • • 23

American-Canadian Tour APC United Late Model Series (Through Loudon) (2022 points) 1. Derek Gluchacki 120 April 16 New Hampshire Motor Speedway/Derek Gluchacki 1. Rick Spencer-Walt 65 (presented by Grisdale Racing Products) 2. Tom Carey III 118 May 1 Thunder Road (Vt.) Int’l Speedbowl/Nick Sweet 2. Shae Gemmell 61 May 21 Sunset Speedway, Innisfil, Ontario/Rick Spencer-Walt 3. Dillon Moltz 104 May 22 Monadnock Speedway, Winchester, N.H./rained out 3. Danny Benedict 60 June 4 Flamboro Speedway, Freelton, Ontario 4. Patrick Laperle 102 June 11 White Mountain (N.H.) Motorsports Park 4. J.R. Fitzpatrick 59 June 18 Peterborough (Ontario) Speedway 5. D.J. Shaw 101 June 25 Autodrome Chaudiere, Vallee-Jonction, Quebec 5. Josh Stade 58 July 1 Delaware Speedway, London, Ontario 6. Dany Trepanier 97 July 10 Oxford Plains (Maine) Speedway 6. Dale Shaw 57 July 16 Flamboro Speedway, Freelton, Ontario 7. Jamie Swallow Jr. 95 July 30 White Mountain (N.H.) Motorsports Park 7. Andrew Gresel 56 July 30 Sauble Speedway, Sauble Beach, Ontario 8. Ben Rowe 94 Aug. 20 Can-Am 200, Autodrome Montmagny, Quebec 8. Shawn Chenoweth 55 Aug. 13 Sunset Speedway, Innisfil, Ontario 9. Jean-Philippe Bergeron93 Aug. 27 Oxford Plains (Maine) Speedway 9. Tom Gibbons 54 Aug. 27 Sauble Speedway, Sauble Beach, Ontario 10. Shawn Swallow 88 Sept. 4 Thunder Road International Speedbowl, Barre, Vt. 10. Jake Sheridan 53 Sept. 24 Delaware Speedway, London, Ontario Sept. 17 White Mountain (N.H.) Motorsports Park Oct. 1-2 Milk Bowl, Thunder Road Int’l Speedbowl, Barre, Vt. NASCAR Pinty’s Series Oct. 8 Thompson (Conn.) Speedway Motorsports Park Oct. 22 Seekonk (Mass.) Speedway Pro All Stars Series(Through Oxford) (2022 points) 87 May 14 Sunset Speedway, Innisfil, Ontario/Treyten Lapcevich 1. Kevin Lacroix May 22 Canadian Tire (Ont.) Motorsports Park/Kevin Lacroix 2. Treyten Lapcevich 85 June 11 Autodrome Chaudiere, Vallee-Jonction, Quebec 3. Alex Tagliani 79 July 15 Exhibition Place, Toronto, Ontario 1. Eddie MacDonald 866 March18 Hickory (N.C.) Motor Speedway/Ryan Moore Gary Klutt 79 July 23 Edmonton (Alberta) International Raceway 2. D.J. Shaw 832 March19 Hickory (N.C.) Motor Speedway/William Byron 78 July 27 Wyant Group Raceway, Saskatoon, Sask. 3. Brandon Barker 830 April 2 Thompson (Conn.) Speedway/D.J. Shaw 5. Brandon Watson 73 Aug. 7 Circuit de Trois-Rivieres, Quebec 4. Joey Polewarczyk 805 April 16 New Hampshire Motor Speedway/Austin MacDonald 6. Marc-A. Camirand 73 Aug. 16 Ohsweken (Ontario) Speedway 5. Ryan Kuhn 800 April 23 Stafford (Conn.) Motor Speedway/Eddie MacDonald 36 Aug. 27 Circuit ICAR, Mirabel, Quebec 6. Garrett Hall 793 May 7 Oxford Plains (Maine) Speedway/Cole Butcher Louis-P. Dumoulin 67 Sept. 4 Canadian Tire Motorsports Park, Bowmanville, Ont. 7. Ben Rowe 769 May 15 White Mountain (N.H.) Motorsports Park/rained out 8. Jean-P. Bergeron 66 Sept. 24 Delaware Speedway, London, Ontario 8. Gabe Brown 748 May 22 Monadnock Speedway, Winchester, N.H./rained out 9. Dexter Stacey May 21 Scotia Speedworld, Halifax, N.S./Craig Slaunwhite 10. D.J. Kennington June 4 Petty International Raceway, River Glade, N.B. June 11 Riverside International Speedway, James River, N.B. 9. Dan Winter 744 June 5 Oxford Plains (Maine) Speedway June 25 Scotia Speedworld, Halifax, N.S. June 19 Spud Speedway, Caribou, Maine July 2 Oyster Bed (P.E.I.) Speedway July 9 Petty International Raceway, River Glade, N.B. July 23 IWK 250, Riverside Int’l Speedway, James River, N.B. July 30 Oyster Bed (P.E.I.) Speedway Aug. 13 Toromont Cat 250, Scotia Speedworld, Halifax, N.S. Aug. 27 Petty International Raceway, River Glade, N.B. Sept. 10 Riverside International Speedway, James River, N.B. East Coast International Pro Stock Tour(nationalpoints)715 10. Mike Scorzelli July 10 Oxford Plains (Maine) Speedway July 16 White Mountain (N.H.) Motorsports Park 1. D.J. Shaw 841 July 27 Seekonk (Mass.) Speedway 2. Garrett Hall 838 Aug. 14 Oxford Plains (Maine) Speedway (2022 points) 3. Austin MacDonald 834 Aug. 28 Oxford 250, Oxford Plains (Maine) Speedway 1. Craig Slaunwhite 211 4. Brandon Barker 827 Sept. 17 White Mountain (N.H.) Motorsports Park 2. Ashton Tucker 206 5. Joey Polewarczyk 821 Sept. 24 Seekonk (Mass.) Speedway 3. Jarrett Butcher 205 6. Eddie MacDonald 807 Sept. 30 Thunder Road International Speedbowl, Barre, Vt. 4. Donald Chisholm 203 7. Jake Matheson 789 Oct. 8 Thompson (Conn.) Speedway Motorspots Park 5. Matt Vaughan 199 8. Ben Rowe 786 Oct. 15 Oxford Plains (Maine) Speedway 6. Mike Rodgers 196 9. Ryan Kuhn 761 7. Troy Burke 195 8. Mark LeClair 195 10. Gabe Brown 741 9. Stephen Lively 194 10. Nicholas Naugle 187 Sept. 24 Scotia Speedworld, Halifax, N.S. Granite State Pro Stock Series Western one-track miniseries (Through Lee) 1. Joey Doiron 136 April 24 Claremont (N.H.) Motorsports Park/Gabe Brown 2. Luke Hinkley 124 May 7 Star Speedway, Epping, N.H./Bryan Kruczek LunkerDaddy Pro Late Models Speed Tour Late Models 3. Jimmy Renfrew Jr. 122 May 21 Lee USA (N.H.) Speedway/Joey Doiron (Madera, Calif.) (Meridian, Idaho) 4. Nick Cusack 108 June 16 Monadnock Speedway, Winchester, N.H. 1. Jadan Walbridge (2) 219 1. Kyle Tellstrom (1) 86 5. Dylan Estrella 106 July 2 Riverside Speedway, Groveton, N.H. 2. Kyle Keller (1) 213 2. John Newhouse 77 6. Bryan Kruczek 96 July 16 Lee USA (N.H.) Speedway 3. Ethan Nascimento 151 3. Mike Doss 64 7. Casey Call 86 Aug. 12 Claremont (N.H.) Motorsports Park 4. Jacob Smith 145 4. Nick Gibson 58 8. Jeremy Sorel 84 Sept. 4 Hudson (N.H.) International Speedway 5. Shelden Cooper 138 5. Wyatt King 41 9. Sammy Gooden 74 Sept. 16 Star Classic, Star Speedway, Epping, N.H. (Mnaexyt2r1acweisnJ:uJnaeda2n5,WJaullbyr3id0g)e; (April 23 win: John Newhouse; 10. Dan McKeage 58 next race July 4) Major unsanctioned events June 8 Money in the Bank, Berlin Raceway, Marne, Mich.Aug. 27 World 604 Champ., Marshfield (Wis.) Speedway June 11 J. Ingram Mem., Hickory (N.C.) Motor Speedway Sept. 3 B. Isaac Mem., Hickory (N.C.) Motor Speedway June 18 Gambler, South Bend (Ind.) Motor Speedway Sept. 3 SRL National, Mobile (Ala.) Int’l Speedway June 25 Galloway Shootout, Evergreen (Wash.) Speedway Sept. 3 Leaf Peepers 100, White Mountain (N.H.) M.Park Jan. 8 Red Eye, New Smyrna (Fla.)/B.Pollard, B.May July 2 Thunder Road 200, South Boston (Va.) Speedway Sept. 4 Boss Hogg 150, Wiscasset (Maine) Speedway Jan. 22 Showtime Speedway, Pinellas Pk, Fla./rained out July 3 R. Strmiska Mem., Stockton 99 (Calif.) Speedway Sept. 4 Pro Stock 250, Speedway 660, Geary, N.B. Jan. 23 Tucson (Ariz.) Speedway/Preston Peltier July 12 Wabam Nationals, Slinger (Wis.) Speedway Sept. 4 Canada 200, Westshore (B.C.) Motorsports Park Feb. 5 Florence (S.C.) Motor Speedway/Josh Berry July 14 Governor’s Cup, Thunder Road, Barre, Vt. Sept. 17 Wisconsin State Ch., Jefferson (Wis.) Speedway Feb. 18 New Smyrna (Fla.) Speedway/Kaden Honeycutt July 23 Summer Showdown, Evergreen (Wash.) Speedway Sept. 17 Fall Shootout, Marshfield (Wis.) Motor Speedway Feb. 19 New Smyrna (Fla.) Speedway/William Byron July 23 Stan Yee Mem., Flat Rock (Mich.) Speedway Sept. 17 Bettenhausen, Grundy County (Ill.) Speedway March12 South Alabama Speedway/Dylan Fetcho July 23 Hampton Heat 200, Langley (Va.) Speedway Sept. 17 Glass City 100, Toledo (Ohio) Speedway April 30 Wenatchee Valley (Wash.)/John Newhouse Aug. 4 Summer Sizzler, New Paris (Ind.) Speedway Sept. 17 Berschauer Mem., Wenatchee Valley (Wash.) May 28 Flat Rock (Mich.) Speedway/Brian Bergakker Aug. 6 Motor Mtn Masters, Jennerstown (Pa.) Speedway Oct. 8 Paul Bunyan 150, Speedway 95, Hermon, Maine May 29 Thunder Road, Barre, Vt./Stephen Donahue Aug. 6 Growler 100, Onaway (Mich.) Speedway Oct. 8 Fall Brawl, Riverside Speedway, Groveton, N.H. May 29 Wiscasset (Maine) Raceway/Ben Ashline Aug. 6 Al Cook Jr. Mem., Angola (Ind.) Motor Speedway Oct. 15 Fall Brawl, Hickory (N.C.) Motor Speedway June 4 Burhop Mem., Orange Show (Calif.) Speedway Aug. 10 Battle at Berlin, Berlin Raceway, Marne, Mich. Oct. 15 Fall Classic, Auburndale (Fla.) Speedway June 4 Spring Board 100, White Mountain (N.H.) M.Park Aug. 13 Challenge Cup, Colorado National Speedway Nov. 13 Battle of the Stars, Goodyear (N.C.) A-A Speedway 24 • • June 3, 2022

Catchin’ Up With … Chris Cater Interview conducted by Jim Carson Jim Carson cided to give him my two-week notice. I second or third when it blew up on like the Winchester 400 in October, and got everything ready to go to Pensacola the fourth lap. We bought an engine maybe some more marquee races like (April 8-9) and he told me he didn’t from Robbie White to put in one car that. want me to go. I waited for two weeks after that. before I pursued anything else, in case continued on page 41 they called saying they needed me to do Michael also wants to go to the something. (Redbud) 400 at Anderson in July and Paul Giguere LMD: What have you picked up Johnny Robinson II #99 • Roscoe, Ill. from your time with Stephen? One big move from the pavement Age: 41 Late Model world this spring involved Cater: I think we both learned a lot two-time Southern Super Series cham- of things, truthfully. I helped him for six Occupation: Parts adviser at Bryden Motors pion Stephen Nasse reuniting with Jett or seven years. That time taught me a lot Motorsports out of Jacksonville, Fla. about how to save tires, and now I can Family: Wife, Misty; sons, John III and Ty; stepsons, Nasse made that change without the be able to teach Michael that, plus some services of his longtime crew chief Chris other driving habits I can teach Michael. Chance and Jeremiah Rychecky (brother Trevor Cater. Cater, who recently closed on a Stephen’s a hell of a race car driver. house in Inverness, Fla., joined forces Robinson started in Late Models in 2021 and is wait- with four-time spring Pro Late Model LMD: How many cars are in the race winner and fellow Sunshine State Hinde shop? ing on his engine to be finished) resident Michael Hinde (pictured above right); their first race together Cater: He’s got two Supers and two Chassis: Hamke Race Cars (acquired from Tim Sar- was the May 7 North-South Super Late Pro Late Models; they’re all Hamke cars. Model Challenge at Nashville Fair- They had a Fury car when I first went to gent) grounds Speedway, and then the May help; that’s what Jett had until Stephen 21 race at Greenville-Pickens Speed- got in with those Rowdy cars (the Body: Five Star Chevrolet way was called off due to weather. Hamke factory’s name changed to Rowdy Manufacturing for a year or so). Engine: Tiry’s Late Model Digest: What’s your I feel like they’re a little more forgiving opinion of Michael? for a younger driver. Other crew: Travis Robinson (brother/crew chief), Ter- Cater: He’s a good kid and has a They’ve never bought a new one. rence Robinson (brother), Justin Wagner, Bradley good family. I think he’s got the poten- They bought one that Jake Johnson won tial to be really good. I knew his mom the Snowflake in, then Boris Jurkovic Nepper when I was a kid and racing at the local had one that they bought which was one track, Citrus County Speedway. She from Kyle Busch Motorsports. They’ve Sponsors: Kuhn Trucking, Filthy Place Apparel, Last used to watch me. made a pretty big commitment to Hamke. Lap Bar, Richie’s Smokin’ BBQ, Jack’s Pub, Fast Above: Misty Robinson LMD: You and Stephen helped Mi- Eddie’s Sports Bar & Grill, Hair by Dani, Signs by Below: Kim Kemperman chael through March, then you and LMD: What’s Michael’s schedule Shoes (Trevor’s lettering business) Stephen split. looking like? Accomplishments: First Limited Late Model win came Cater: After the Cordele race (where Cater: He wants to run the full Nasse finished eighth March 26), where Southern Super Series, plus some more May 21 at Rockford Speedway; 2019 and 2021 sportsman champion at Rock- I was by myself doing everything, I de- Pro races here and there. It’s been tough in the Southern Super races, because he ford; several years in hobby stocks at Jefferson Speedway had two motor failures before I came here. He was running sixth at the Rattler Goals: Finish the season at Rockford if finances allow; place as high in points as when it blew up, then he was on the pole at Pensacola race and was running possible and become track rookie of the year June 3, 2022 • • 25

CARS LMSC • Franklin County Speedway Late and wild in Franklin County race From series and staff reports and Pit Row TV fourth-place Kaden Honeycutt and others to stop, but Blake Harris Looney was the only one involved who couldn’t con- Carson Kvapil won for the second time this season in the CALLAWAY, Va. (May 21) — One of Franklin County tinue. CARS Late Model Stock Tour and extended his series Speedway’s claims to fame is that it was the site of a points lead. reality show called “Buck Wild.” Wild things “From my perspective, I got wrecked,” Looney frequently happen during oval-track races at the 3/8- said. “I followed that dude for 95 laps and could’ve go. I can live with it; it’s a major improvement. I’m mile facility, and that was on display in the CARS Late touched him in any corner at any time.” happy with the car; it was a little too tight, but I think Model Stock Tour’s latest visit. we made it better in the long run.” The close racing up front wasn’t done once Kvapil The main beneficiary was Carson Kvapil, who left had the point. Kyle Dudley, another local favorite, Autos by Nelson 125: 1. Carson Kvapil; 2. Kyle Dudley; 3. Jacob Heaf- with his second victory of the season for JR Motor- took up the chase and tried one inside move with ner; 4. Connor Hall; 5. Mason Diaz; 6. Zack Miracle; 7. Connor Mosack; 8. Kaden sports. In a race that didn’t start until after midnight about 15 laps. Dudley wiggled out of shape for a mo- Honeycutt; 9. Chad McCumbee; 10. Deac McCaskill; 11. Brandon Pierce; 12. Jan- due to rain and other delays, thus extending into his ment, saved it and kept going, but his chance at the son Marchbanks; 13. Hayden Swank; 14. Andrew Grady; 15. Daryn Cockram; 16. 19th birthday, Kvapil inherited the lead with 30 laps win was gone. Carter Langley; 17. Tony Housman; 18. Mike Looney; 19. Trevor Ward; 20. Jimmy remaining after an accident took out two leaders. Mullins; 21. Jason York; 22. Braden Rogers; 23. Chase Burrow; 24. Conner Jones; “He knows all the little things about this track,” 25. Bobby McCarty; 26. Bobby Gillespie; 27. Dylan Ward. The first 94 laps of the Autos by Nelson 125 were said Kvapil, whose primary sponsor is iRacing. “The marked with tight racing up front between home-track first time he got into me, I knew we were going to be Lap leaders: Hall 1-95, Kvapil 96-125 • Cautions: 6 • Fast qualifier: Looney, favorite and fast qualifier Mike Looney and the most racing hard. I was trying to hold him down and he 13.495 seconds recent CARS winner, Connor Hall. Hall had the early was trying to bring me up. We were a little bit better at edge and fought off some taps from Looney after half- the end and we drove away.” way, until a caution for Daryn Cockram’s spin. This was the third career CARS Solid Rock Car- “I knew those guys were going to race very hard,” riers Tour appearance for Dudley, who races primarily said Kvapil, who started sixth. “They were racing hard at FCS and Motor Mile Speedway. He knew he could 100 laps before it, and I thought that would have have been at a disadvantage with his relatively-small helped us out at the end even if they didn’t wreck out. team against outfits such as JRM, Hall’s group with I saved a little bit compared to them, and even though Chad Bryant Racing, and the multi-car Nelson Motor- they were really good, we could have driven back up sports team. through there.” “Their haulers are worth more than my house,” Looney jumped ahead on the next restart, but Dudley said. “We came pretty close. Me and Carson there was contact between them before coming around went after it for a few laps, then I lost some ground. I to the start-finish line. The collision also forced then- started to gain it back and got within a few car lengths, but there was lapped traffic at the end and he caught it at the right spots and I didn’t, so I didn’t have a shot. I’d’ve liked to have a caution with six or seven laps to Blake Harris Pit Row TV Blake Harris Carson Kvapil, the new standout Late Model Stock Car Kyle Dudley is interviewed after a second-place finish at Mike Looney shows off the fast time bonus from Hedge- driver at JR Motorsports, FaceTimes former CARS cham- his home bullring in Callaway, Va. cock Racing Enterprises. He ran second in the Autos by pion and current JRM NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Nelson 125 for 94 laps, then briefly took the lead be- Josh Berry after winning at Franklin County Speedway. fore a tangle with Connor Hall ended his night. Winner Kvapil placed sixth in only previous Franklin County visit in 2020 • Hall rebounds to finish fourth after crash up front; Honeycutt takes eighth • McCumbee winds up ninth and loses ground in points • More on hard charger Heafner and rookie Miracle in Nuts & Bolts, Page 27 26 • • June 3, 2022

CARS PLM • Franklin County Speedway Frantic and fabulous win for Moore From series reports “I don’t think the track was ever late heroics with Moore and Fen- ready for us to go green, but the fans haus. CALLAWAY, Va. (May 21) — One of waited around long enough,” said the craziest races in CARS Solid Moore, now living in Mooresville, “This is why they say don’t give Rock Carriers Tour history ended N.C. “(Fenhaus) was slipping and up,” said Moore, whose Hamke with veteran Ryan Moore in the sliding, so I had to go where he was- chassis has PME power and support winner’s circle at Franklin County n’t. He was sideways in the speedy from R.C. Moore Transportation. Speedway. Moore, whose career vic- dry, but I found a little grip on the “We knew we didn’t necessarily tories range from ACT in his native bottom and made it work.” have the fastest car at the beginning Maine in the early 2000s to Florida of the race, so we played it smart. Speedweeks last year, called this one The adventures began in earnest These short-track races come down unique, mainly due to the track con- just after halfway, when Fenhaus to restarts at the end, and even ditions from the early-evening rain. powered past William Sawalich though I hate to get physical, I come under green and had Sawalich re- to win.” Moore was the fifth different turn the favor on the next restart. leader of the Pro Late Model portion While they were side by side, Sawa- Autos by Nelson 100: 1. Ryan Moore; 2. Speedway Pix of the Autos by Nelson 225. He first lich got a tap from Gus Dean in Luke Fenhaus; 3. Cale Gale; 4. Austin MacDonald; 5. Ryan Moore reaped the rewards after a last-lap saw the point when Caden Kvapil third, and that allowed Fenhaus to William Sawalich; 6. Logan Jones; 7. Caden Kvapil; 8. pass in the CARS Pro Late Model Tour event in Cal- lost an engine while leading with six move ahead until he was reeled in Charlie Keeven; 9. Gus Dean; 10. Michael Gaier; 11. laway, Va. laps left, then watched Luke Fenhaus by Kvapil. Luke Morey; 12. Braden Rogers. zip past him on the final restart. His #74 slipped past Fenhaus’ out-of- Dean fell out of contention with Lap leaders: Fenhaus 1-30, Sawalich 31-32, Fenhaus shape #96 on the last lap at the 3/8- tire smoke, then Kvapil had his 33-43, Sawalich 44-64, Fenhaus 65-68, Dean 69-72, mile oval. power issue just after watching Fenhaus 73-82, Kvapil 83-94, Moore 95-96, Fenhaus Moore go by him. That set up the 97-99, Moore 100 • Cautions: 6 • Red flag: 1 • Fast qualifier: Fenhaus, 13.475 seconds nuts&bolts: CARS Tour @ Franklin County Speedway … from staff and team reports LMD file Penn Station: Through three races in the old Crim, who operates APC Pipeline Services Cale Gale (left), shown from earlier this season as a crewman for near Belews Creek, N.C., will be driving again Pro Late Model newcomer Penn Crim Jr. (right), finished third in first-year CARS Pro Late Model Tour, straight-rail soon, but he hasn’t ruled out putting Gale in once Crim’s car at the bullring in Callaway, Va. chassis newcomer Penn Crim Jr. had yet to reach or twice more, possibly including the next CARS the halfway point of a feature. His #24 was much stop June 18 at Tri-County Motor Speedway. higher after the Autos by Nelson 100, with a dif- ferent driver in the seat. “Cale’s the one guy that tried to help me the most since I came back to racing. He can crawl in Alabama native and former NASCAR Camp- a car and know what to change to make it better,” ing World Truck Series race winner Cale Gale said Crim, who won the 2019 Limited Late Model climbed aboard a Late Model for the first time in title at Ace Speedway before getting interested in about a year and placed third at Franklin County straight-rail chassis. “I was out of racing or a little Speedway. over 20 years. My daughter and my wife showed horses, and my son played travel baseball. This is Crim lives within half an hour of the Gale the only thing we get to do as a family.” Force Suspension shop and the home of the shock deal Gale has on the side, and he’s been at all of Seemingly a Miracle: The Late Model Crim’s races this spring. Stock Car side of the CARS Solid Rock Carriers “Penn and I have done a lot of work on the Tour also featured someone turning around dis- car and made some changes after Greenville appointing 2022 results. Zack Miracle’s best finish (April 9). I felt like there were some improve- of his rookie season had been 15th at Greenville ments shown here. The speed was there, but I was until raising that bar by nine spots at Franklin not really in race mode. I need to get a few races County. back under my belt. We’ve got all the tools and equipment and the team to be competitive.” “We finally got a good run,” said Miracle, the 2021 track champion at Florence Motor Speedway. This appearance, in Crim’s Hamke car which “The track was a lot of fun, and unlike anything was once driven by then-teenage John Hunter Nemechek, was Gale’s first start since 2019 at a continued on page 41 track other than Jennerstown Speedway for Penn- sylvania track fixture Mark Smith. The 58-year- June 3, 2022 • • 27

Dominion Raceway and South Boston Speedway Unique double duty at Virginia tracks From track and team reports The May 21 Late Model Stock Car Steve Brady/Pit Road Photography afternoon features at Dominion Race- Peyton Sellers (26) battles Landon Pembelton for the lead at Dominion Raceway. Each driver won an early-afternoon Late Model way lasted about 31 and 17 minutes. Stock Car race, then hopped on a helicopter bound for at South Boston Speedway. The maximum length of the top-class races at South Boston Speedway later cross-state ride from Dominion. Sellers Both Sellers and Pembelton piloted “It’s tough to sweep twin races that night was also just over half an outdueled fellow former track cham- Reynolds chassis, and their cars were at here,” Riggs said. “We’ve got some of hour. pion Doug Barnes Jr. in the first 60-lap the back of the grid for the night’s the best competition in the country right feature, then came close to nipping opener at South Boston. The chopper ar- here. It’s a testament to my guys giving For three drivers, there was a more Pembelton over the last 10 laps of the rived in time for the 5:30 qualifying ses- me great race cars every race. It’s a hard adventurous period with an engine run- second race at the .4-mile oval which sion, but time trials were cancelled due task to do, and I’m super-proud of it.” ning. Peyton Sellers, the defending was built in 2016. to a rain shower. The lineup was set by LMSC champion at both tracks, joined practice times, and since neither Sellers, The other double-duty drivers did- his Sellers Racing family team’s protege “It was really good. There were sev- Pembelton nor Bailey had any laps at n’t enjoy their second destinations of the Landon Pembelton and also Mason Bai- eral restarts that kept the race close,” the historic .4-mile oval on the day, they day as much as Sellers. Bailey was 13th ley in competing in the Twin Track said Sellers, from Danville, Va. “(Fellow were at the rear. in both SoBo races, last on the lead lap Challenge. After the two Dominion Sellers Racing customer Daniel) Silvestri once and out 20 circuits from the end in races, their teams had second cars pre- made a show of it as well.” Sellers made up plenty of ground in the nightcap. Pembelton, from Amelia, pared for the evening’s action at South the first 75-lapper at his home track, Va., came home ninth and eighth. Boston, and they took a 50-minute heli- climbing to fourth. The second race, copter ride across part of the Common- opened by a 10-car inversion, found “South Boston continues to be my wealth of Virginia. The chopper was Sellers battling for the lead over the nemesis, but I’m going to keep working arranged by Bailey’s car owner Chris final four-lap sprint, although he fell at it,” said Pembelton, who won last Phillips; his company C.L. Phillips Elec- short by .78 second to Layne Riggs. September’s LMSC megashow at Mar- trical Contractors was the program’s Riggs left with his sixth and seventh title sponsor. wins of the season in nine features. continued on page 40 Sellers and Pembelton enjoyed plenty of action up front before their Joe Chandler/Gazette-Virginian Jonathan Walser/Aerial Innovations Layne Riggs receives one of two trophies from a God’s Pit Crew representative on First Defending track champion Cole Allers (22) looks ahead at early leader Jesse VanAv- Responders Night at South Boston, Va. ery under caution at Galesburg, Mich. Allers, who won the weekly season opener two weeks earlier, finished eighth in the Victory 110. Bailey’s luck rotten for most of all four features in sponsor’s event • Pembelton set to debut in ARCA for Venturini team June 25 at Elko, first of four-race deal • Thunder Road Harley-Davidson 200 and fireworks set for July 2 at South Boston 28 • • June 3, 2022

CPLMS • Motor Mile Speedway Next step in place for Maggio at MMS From series and team reports E33 Motorsports. Maggio and his team- Devyn Graham/Four Cent Media mate Jasec Holladay finished 1-2 in their Mason Maggio shows off his third victory check in the Carolina Pro Late Model RADFORD, Va. (May 28) — A short-track first trips to the New River Valley oval, Series with his dad Tony. racing deal with a team such as Rick driving Clattenburg Racing Fabrication Ware Racing has to have the secondary chassis with Precision Built Spindles. goal of advancing a driver’s career bey- ond his current level. That’s the way One big break went the way of Mag- Mason Maggio’s brief path has turned. gio, sponsored by HMY Yacht Sales, Ba- hama Beach Club Resort, Dry Shine, Two days after Maggio’s latest vic- Rich-Mar Florist, GCI Transport, Rock tory, at Motor Mile Speedway for his Hill Ace Hardware and Crawford Garage third Carolina Pro Late Model Series tri- Doors. Fast qualifier Caden Kvapil was umph, he and his family finalized his penalized for stopping at his pit stall in- next step. The 17-year-old Maggio, origi- stead of going straight to tech after time nally from Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., will trials and had to start at the back of the attempt to make his NASCAR Camping grid. Kvapil, who had won both of his World Truck Series debut June 4 at the previous 2022 CPLMS starts, found trou- Gateway facility with Reaume Brothers ble during the main event and had his Racing. winning streak end. Another driver in trouble was Justin Crider, who inherited “I never would’ve imagined I would pole honors but started eighth after the be making my Truck debut in 2022. It’s inversion; he was also on the DNF list. still crazy hearing myself say it,” Maggio said. “I am beyond grateful for Josh Price’s Body Shop 50: 1. Mason Maggio; 2. Jasec Reaume … for the opportunity to debut Holladay; 3. Ruben Caceres; 4. E.J. Tamayo; 5. Ryan Ma- at such a technical and demanding track thews; 6. David Thomas; 7. Mike Speeney; 8. Josh Lowder; 9. as World Wide Technology Raceway.” Lee Tissot; 10. Tyler Church; 11. Caden Kvapil; 12. J.R. Cou- rage; 13. Kyle Campbell; 14. Justin Crider. In the Trucks he’ll have a teammate, much as he does in his crate-engine Late Lap leaders: Caceres 1-15, Maggio 16-50 • Cautions: 2 • Model efforts for the team also known as Red flag: 1 • Fast qualifier: Kvapil, 16.013 seconds nuts&bolts: Around Virginia … from team, staff and track reports A big X: Florida native Ruben Caceres Jr. first ing hadn’t been too strong this spring. sponsored by Price’s Body Shop, he dropped as far as The latest Carolina Pro Late Model Series event, sixth, but he climbed to third over the final green-flag tasted Late Model competition in February at Speed- stretch. weeks, driving three races for Jamie and Dustin the tour’s first at Motor Mile Speedway, was Caceres’ Skinner. Once racing began farther north, he found a highlight in a stock car. He qualified inside the eight- “We matched lap times of the leaders consistently ride with Jack Dudkiewicz, but his efforts with 1x Rac- car draw, then started on the pole. During the race, throughout the entire night,” said Caceres, sponsored by Two Jerks Seafood and Bell Racing. “The highlight of the night was not only the strong pace and good re- sult, but being able to pace the field with the American flag flying high from my race car … such an honor to be given this opportunity on such an important week- end to remember those who have fallen.” Devyn Graham/Four Cent Media Coming back: Memorial Day weekend was Ruben Caceres Jr. (77) waits out a red flag next to E.J. Tamayo at Motor Mile Speedway near Radford, Va. Cac- eres finished third, his best result in four appearances with the Carolina Pro Late Model Series. fairly quiet for Late Model Stock Cars around Virginia, but Kyle Dudley did gain a little payback for his close runner-up finish in Franklin County Speedway’s CARS Solid Rock Carriers Tour event. He led all 54 laps of the holiday race at his home track, in a Reyn- olds chassis sponsored by the Great 611 Steak Com- pany, Risky Business with Butch & Bull, Lichtenstein & Rowan Realtors and Checkered Leopard. continued on page 40 June 3, 2022 • • 29

SMTM • Montgomery Motor Speedway Another hometown win for Robbins From track reports and Racing America On the decisive restart Ruggiero took the top lane, but he couldn’t pull it out. The Anthony Campi Racing MONTGOMERY, Ala. (May 28) — Hunter Robbins won youngster settled for second for the second straight for the second straight start in Show Me the Money Montgomery outing. Pro Late Model action at his home track, Montgomery Motor Speedway. This was his third major victory of “I’m not sure why he took the top,” said Robbins, the year in a crate-engine Late Model fielded by Ron- whose Fury chassis is supported by Swift Springs, Bas- nie Sanders; the middle one came May 7 at the track sett, Kittle Construction, HP Elite and near his current residence in Pensacola, Fla. “It can help you on restarts, but it helped us to be on the bottom.” The #18 was on top of the qualifying board, then in first place for the last 26 of 100 laps. Robbins Ruggiero regretted his decision for a moment, los- climbed from sixth after the inversion and pulled off ing second place to track points leader Jake Garcia. his final pass on Giovanni Ruggiero after a second-half The Massachusetts native regained second on the last yellow. lap. “Everything was really good tonight, but it was “I made the pass so suddenly that I thought he really tough out there,” Robbins said. “I’m not sure we might have had an issue on that last lap,” Ruggiero could have caught the leader without the caution, so it said. “Our #81 was great all weekend, and I probably could have gone a different way. I’m grateful for the should have taken the bottom.” year we’re having. We’ve got to keep working hard.” Disturbing the Peace 100: 1. Hunter Robbins; 2. Giovanni Ruggiero; Ruggiero had led since a lap-35 restart when he 3. Jake Garcia; 4. Brittney Zamora; 5. Jett Noland; 6. Justin Bonnett; 7. Jim Wall; grabbed the point from Jim Wall. In the opening mo- 8. John Bolen; 9. Hudson Halder; 10. Jeff Dawkins; 11. Timothy Watson; 12. ments Ruggiero had inadvertently climbed up the left Christopher Tullis; 13. Frankie Martin; 14. Nick McFarland; 15. Harrison Halder; rear corner of Wall’s car, but then he exercised more 16. JoJo Wilkinson; 17. Justin South; 18. Elliott Massey; 19. Greg Fore. patience until getting the needed caution. Lap leaders: Wall 1-34, Ruggiero 35-74, Robbins 75-100 • Cautions: 3 • Fast qualifier (of 21 drivers): Robbins, 19.568 seconds David Kranak/Impact Zone Photos Hunter Robbins celebrates his second win of the year in Show Me the Money Pro Late Model competition. David Kranak/Impact Zone Photos David Kranak/Impact Zone Photos Hunter Robbins (18) lines up next to Giovanni Ruggiero and ahead of Jake Garcia (35) and Brittney Zamora (25) Justin Bonnett holds the inside line against two-time de- on the final restart of the Disturbing the Peace 100. fending Montgomery Motor Speedway champion Chris- topher Tullis. Garcia finishes third to keep points lead • Hard charger: Dawkins • Ten finish on lead lap • Holt Halder crashes in practice and can’t race with two brothers; Shaffer also unable to start • Late Model Sportsman results in Track Report, Page 6 30 • • June 3, 2022

SEST • Hickory Motor Speedway Williams’ youngster wins in tour From staff and team reports “He’s been teaching me really well, complished, in conjunction with the holi- how to save tires on long runs and when day weekend. His team carried a decal in NEWTON, N.C. (May 28) — Bryce Apple- to slow down and when to pick it up,” memory of Louisville native and U.S. gate became the newest Limited Late Applegate said. “During this race, he ran Army specialist David Taylor, who died Model winner under the Southeast Super it but wrecked out, then the last couple of in Afghanistan in 2012. Truck Series banner after a runaway win laps he got on the radio and told me what at Hickory Motor Speedway. The 16-year- I could do to be better in long runs.” “He built my swings when I was a old from Louisville, Ky., took just three kid,” Applegate said. laps to get past front-row starters Bub Williams had been setting up his cars Haney and Chase Pollard, then saw no for more than two years, dating back to Memorial 50 presented by Rick Hendrick real threats for the rest of the evening. his legends days. He also has customers City Chevrolet: 1. Bryce Applegate; 2. Chris Phipps; 3. in sportsman and modified cars in his Lance Gatlin; 4. Chase Pollard; 5. T.J. Lollis; 6. Heath Silver; 7. “In the first 20 laps before the first native Florida. Jacob Bradley; 8. Bub Haney; 9. John Gallman; 10. Kristen caution, I half-tracked the field,” said Ap- Wallace; 11. Eugene Norton Jr.; 12. Cameron Williams; 13. plegate, who finished with a six-second “He’s made a lot of progress in a Josh Williams. gap on runner-up Chris Phipps. “I’ve short amount of time. He won in a ban- picked up driving these cars; they’re a lot dolero for us the first time he ran, so he’s Lap leaders: Pollard 1-2, Applegate 3-50 • Cautions: 3 • easier than legends cars. You’ve got got natural ability,” Williams said. “As Fast qualifier: Applegate, 15.531 seconds enough tire to mash the gas.” soon as we got this car, I rolled it into the shop and cut it apart with a sawzall. Some Sherri Stearns Photography & Graphic Design This was his fourth race in a full- teams say you’ve gotta buy new stuff, but Bryce Applegate and his mentor Josh sized car, an older LTO (now PRW) chas- I’d rather cut one apart and make it com- sis sponsored by CKL Wraps and petitive to save ‘em a little bit of money. Williams won for the first time in SEST maintained by Josh Williams who is a I’ve played that game. And in this series Limited Late Model action at Hickory, driver for a midpack team in the NAS- they already think I’m cheating, so I’ve N.C., after taking second in the previous CAR Xfinity Series. Williams still occa- accomplished my goal.” race in early May at Anderson, S.C. sionally pilots a Late Model. Another goal for Applegate was ac- Bowman-Gray Stadium Some calm history at the Stadium From team reports and John Dell/Winston-Salem Journal Tommy Neal, his rookie great-nephew Riley Neal, Spencer Martin and Zack Clifton. At times Lynn, sponsored by the Law Offices of WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (May 28) — The year’s first 100-lap race for John Barrow, Walk About Flooring, Liberty Sign & Lighting, Peace Bowman Gray Stadium’s Limited Late Model division was a rarity Out Vapes, Farm Bureau Insurance, Home Goods for Less, Elk Out- in a couple of ways. Amber Lynn became the first female driver to doors, M1M Equipment, University Animal Hospital, and North win an extended-distance event for the class which the Stadium Carolina gubernatorial candidate Mark Robinson, enjoyed a half- calls Sportsman, but that wasn’t a surprise because she had won a straightaway advantage before the late restarts. couple of weekly races in the past. “It’s a long race and you have to have patience and endur- The shocker - a pleasant one compared to how some previous ance,” said the younger Neal, who wound up second. “Everything 100s have gone at the quarter-mile known as “the Madhouse” - was comes into play when it’s a long race like this one, so it’s just about that there were only cautions for minor spins. In the 2021 edition of staying in the seat.” this event, it was more like bumper cars with more than half the field knocked out by crashes. Sportsman 100 presented by News Talk WPTI-FM 94.5: 1. Amber Lynn Boger; 2. Riley Neal; 3. Zack Clifton; 4. Justin Taylor; 5. Tommy Neal; 6. Chase Robertson; 7. Kyle Lynn, from Walkertown, N.C., was grateful for the strong run, Southern; 8. Kirk Sheets; 9. Michael Adams; 10. Wesley Thompson; 11. Mitch Gales; 12. Blake Shupe; and the relatively-clean race. 13. Casey Kepley Jr.; 14. Connor Branch; 15. Zack Ore; 16. Jeff Garrison; 17. Sterling Plemmons; 18. Braden Mills; 19. Cody Griffin; 20. Dylan Ward; 21. Spencer Martin; 22. Terry Thompson. “The car was fast,” she said. “I never really thought this was possible, and I’m at a loss for words. This is the race in this divi- Lap leader: Boger 1-106 • Cautions: 7 for 21 laps sion.” MVP: Marty Vaden Productions This race was extended to 106 laps due to late yellows, but Amber Lynn became the first woman to win a 100-lap feature in Lynn’s #2 was out front the whole way. At first she zoomed away from Cody Griffin, then later some challenges came from veteran Bowman-Gray’s Stadium Sportsman division. June 3, 2022 • • 31

ARCA Midwest • Jefferson Speedway Flag to flag for Super newcomer From series and staff reports off a three-wide move to get third near Jess Riedner/JR Photography the end. Their battles were a good bit Jacob Nottestad grabbed his first Super Late Model victory in the annual ARCA Mid- JEFFERSON, Wis. (May 28) — One of behind Nottestad, whose Pathfinder is west Tour event at his home track, Jefferson Speedway. the newest Super Late Model drivers in sponsored by the Utica Bar, Wegner the upper Midwest probably has one of Automotive, Kearns Motor Car Com- the oldest cars. Jacob Nottestad showed pany, Finest Construction & Remod- that that was not a disadvantage in the eling, TBE Equipment, Wagner ARCA Midwest Tour’s annual visit to Construction, Lundgren’s Sign Service, his home track, Jefferson Speedway. Perodigm, Lake Ripley Lanes, Wolf Stor- age & Distribution, Wilkinson Auction Nottestad, a former Limited Late & Realty, Hougan Farms and Perform- Model champion at the bullring, led ance Parts Supply. from start to finish in the Salute the Troops 100. This was his third career ap- The win was also a chance to per- pearance in the 16th-year circuit. fect a Polish victory lap, in tribute to Wisconsin native and 1992 NASCAR “We started Super Late Model rac- Cup champion Alan Kulwicki. Nottes- ing the middle of last year, and we defi- tad is one of the seven finalists this year nitely have a lot more fun racing Supers in the Kulwicki Driver Development over Limiteds,” he said. “This is pretty Program. And he also realized how unreal.” close he came to a disappointment. Nottestad was the first driver “In tech our left front tie rod had chosen to make his time trial laps, and about broken off,” he said. “It didn’t he broke the old track qualifying record. have many more laps left. It’s surprising His ego was tampered a little bit when I couldn’t feel that. It probably shifted 10 more drivers went under the former under caution when I was warming up mark, but 11th was the perfect position the tires.” because the inversion by Casey Johnson put him on the pole. Salute the Troops 100: 1. Jacob Nottestad; 2. Gabe Sommers; 3. Casey Johnson; 4. John DeAngelis Jr.; 5. He roared out ahead of Gabe Austin Nason; 6. Riley Stenjem; 7. James Swan; 8. Shaun Sommers at the start and after the first Scheel; 9. Jonathan Eilen; 10. Justin Mondeik; 11. Tristan caution. The second slowdown, for Jus- Swanson; 12. Eddie Hoffman; 13. Harley Jankowski; 14. tin Mondeik’s spin on lap 55, found the Chris Pulera; 15. Dalton Zehr; 16. Levon VanDerGeest; 17. lead pair side by side for much longer, Ryan Farrell; 18. Luke Fenhaus; 19. Curt Tillman. but Nottestad eventually cleared him. Lap leaders: Nottestad 1-55, Sommers 56, Nottestad 57- Sommers swapped the second spot 100 • Cautions: 3 • Fast qualifier: Johnson, 13.23 sec- with John DeAngelis Jr. in the second onds • Heat race winners: J.Nottestad, Sommers, Scheel half, then top qualifier Johnson pulled Kim Kemperman Kim Kemperman Jacob Nottestad (97) fends off a midrace challenge from Gabe Sommers at the Casey Johnson carries the American flag after time trials for the Salute the Troops 100. quarter-mile near Jefferson, Wis. The 2019-20 series champion finished third at his home track. Home track for winner Nottestad, third-place Johnson, sixth-place Stenjem and eighth-place Scheel • Only Super Late Model action at Jefferson this year; track not on 2022 TUNDRA slate • Nine finish on lead lap, including former series champion Eilen 32 • • June 3, 2022

Trickle 99 • Golden Sands Speedway Sommers handles 99 field easily From track and team reports munication together.” William Prutz/ The notebook page for the Trickle 99 had Gabe Sommers scored the win in the Trickle 99 Memorial Day special PLOVER, Wis. (May 30) — The momentum at Golden Sands Speedway. from a second-place finish in ARCA Midwest plenty of check marks. Sommers grabbed the Tour competition at Jefferson Speedway con- lead from Justin Mondeik on lap 10, then en- tinued for Gabe Sommers later in Memorial joyed having no more cautions. He finished Day weekend. The 19-year-old picked up a ca- with a four-second gap on Mike Lichtfeld and reer-high $5,000 at his hometown track, Golden another three on Mondeik. Sands Speedway, for running away with the an- nual holiday event held in memory of the Due to a sponsor arrangement, Sommers upper Midwest’s biggest racing icon, Dick calls his team Powered by Potatoes. His other Trickle. backers include Allied Cooperative, Kwik Trip, DeKalb/Bushman Electric, Rowdy Energy, Sommers ran the same Super Late Model in Tasteful Selections, Wysocki Produce Farms, both events, set up by crew chief and longtime Tilton and Strange Oval. area standout driver Travis Sauter. The #15 and its crew spent a long time in tech after the Jef- Trickle 99 presented by the Wysocki Family of ferson race. Companies: 1. Gabe Sommers; 2. Mike Lichtfeld; 3. Justin Mon- deik; 4. Mark Eswein; 5. Darren Jackson; 6. Colin Reffner; 7. Jeremy “We brought some of what we ran at Jeffer- Lepak; 8. John Beale; 9. Travis Volm; 10. Wyatt Brooks; 11. Steve Licht- son here and that was the difference,” Sommers feld; 12. M.G. Gajewski; 13. Chad Butz; 14. Eugene Gregorich Jr. said. “We probably started from scratch for our notebooks as far as setups go and our com- Lap leaders: Mondeik 1-9, Sommers 10-99 • Cautions: 1 • Fast qualifier (of 15 drivers): Sommers, 12.17 seconds • Heat race winners: Beale, Mondeik CWRA • Dells Raceway Park Pointing for Papa Rick after victory From track and staff reports Signs, Snow Tracks Outdoor Network experience on CWRA’s Towel City recap ited Late Model and finishing fifth. That and Chasing Daylight Animal Shelter, tires, including Darek Gress and three- 35-lapper was won by three-time track WISCONSIN DELLS, Wis. (May 28) — finished with a .65-second edge on time CWRA champion Jeff Weinfurter. champion Nick Nolden, who had gone The Memorial Day weekend event for runner-up Mark Eswein. Behind them winless in the 2020-21 campaigns. the Central Wisconsin Racing Associa- came a group of racers with plenty of Bernhagen did double duty on the tion was dedicated to the memory of night, also competing in his own Lim- Lyle Nabbefeldt Memorial: 1. Jesse Bern- Lyle Nabbefeldt, the victim of the only hagen; 2. Mark Eswein; 3. Darek Gress; 4. Jeff Weinfurter; on-track fatality in the early years of the Debra Schotten Photography 5. Paul Paine; 6. Derrick Van Dreel; 7. Tyler Sauter; 8. Kirby 50-plus-year history of the track. After Jesse Bernhagen and the rest of the crew from ME Motorsports celebrate a victory in Kurth; 9. Mahlon Borntreger; 10. Steve Lichtfeld; 11. Monte his victory Bernhagen had his own ded- the Lyle Nabbefeldt Tribute race. Gress; 12. Mike Cox; 13. Collin Tomlinson; 14. Jake Jump; ication, as his car owner Bryan Rogers’ 15. Mike Sievers. dad Rick passed away in the off-season. Lap leaders: Borntreger 1-4, Lichtfeld 5-7, Paine 8-18, “Papa Rick” would have been Weinfurter 19-22, Bernhagen 23-55 • Cautions: 3 • Fast proud of Bernhagen’s effort at Dells qualifier (of 16 drivers): Corey Jankowski, 14.582 seconds Raceway Park, where he won the 2021 • Heat race winners: Paine, Gress Limited Late Model championship. He climbed from 12th on the grid in the 55- Limited Late Models: 1. Nick Nolden; 2. Hunter lap feature and had the lead a few mo- Stenson; 3. Kendrick Kreyer; 4. Noah Eisenhower; 5. Jesse ments past the halfway point. This was Bernhagen; 6. Morgan Schissel; 7. Mike Lichtfeld; 8. Jake his sixth career victory under the Jump; 9. Nick Beaver; 10. Colton Morgan; 11. Kevin Kulka; CWRA banner and his third straight in 12. Larry Schotten; 13. Braden Berge; 14. Ronnie Osborn; the Nabbefeldt Memorial. 15. Scott Luck; 16. Dillon Scott; 17. Drew Bernhagen; 18. Mi- chael Guderski; 19. Brady Bill; 20. Mahlon Borntreger. Bernhagen, in a Wegner-powered Port City chassis backed by Gawronski Lap leaders: Osborn 1, Berge 2-3, Nolden 4-35 • Cau- tions: 4 • Fast qualifier (of 27 drivers): Lichtfeld, 14.119 seconds • Heat race winners: Osborn, Cole Howard, McKayla Adams • Dash: Stenson • B-main: Schissel June 3, 2022 • • 33

Slinger Super Speedway Braun makes multi-time champ proud Kim Kemperman From track and team reports the spot with 14 laps left. Dave McCardle; 12. Nick Egan; 13. Alex Prunty; 14. Levon Mueller was making his first ap- VanDerGeest; 15. Michael Bilderback; 16. Steve Apel; 17. R.J. Braun emerged as the winner of a SLINGER, Wis. (May 29) — With a Conrad Morgan; 18. Mike Held; 19. Dennis Prunty. Super Late Model race at Slinger Super combined 10 track championships pearance of the season in the Super Speedway for the second time, and the among the drivers chasing him, R.J. class, which is now under the Elite 8 Lap leaders: Mueller 1-38, Braun 39-75 • Cautions: 1 • first since he teamed with Steve Apel this Braun came out on top in the year’s sec- miniseries banner at Slinger. In third Fast qualifier (of 21 drivers): A.Prunty, 11.315 seconds • off-season. ond Super Late Model race of the year was Lowell Bennett, the 64-year-old ex- Dash winner: Nottestad • Semi: Bilderback at Slinger Super Speedway. track champion who is back as a Slinger regular this year. Mary Fraundorf “Those guys behind me … I used to Veterans Brad Mueller (left) and Lowell watch race here when I was little,” said Braun’s triumph represented a Bennett finished second and third in the Braun, from Wales, Wis. “ more recent track champion. He joined E.H. Wolf & Sons Memorial Day Classic forces with five-time titlist Steve Apel at Slinger, Wis. Braun dodged a tangle in the early over the winter. Apel’s first driving ap- moments and climbed from the fourth pearance of the year went awry with row to second before lap 10 of 75 in the rear end issues, but he was thrilled with E.H. Wolf & Sons Memorial Day Classic. his new protege. He reeled in veteran Brad Mueller over the middle stages and cleared him for “When Rob Braun and I put this good two circuits after the halfway deal together and I took R.J. under the point at the historic quarter-mile. wings of our race team, most didn’t see why we did it, but I believed in this The rest of the race went green, and kid,” Apel said. “He wrecked pretty bad that was good news for Braun, whose at the opener and questioned if the car Fury chassis is sponsored by Stolley’s would be the same. We cut, welded and Hogg, Tsugami REM Sales, Morris Mid- worked hard in the shop to make sure west, Welders Supply, Okuma CNC, the car was as good as it’s been.” Bella Cain and P.D. Peterka & Associ- ates. He finished with a 1.8-second edge E.H. Wolf & Sons Memorial Day Classic: 1. over Mueller, who briefly lost second R.J. Braun; 2. Brad Mueller; 3. Lowell Bennett; 4. Ryan DeS- place to Ryan DeStefano but regained tefano; 5. Rich Loch; 6. Derek Kraus; 7. John DeAngelis Jr.; 8. Brad Keith; 9. Jacob Nottestad; 10. Nick Wagner; 11. Holtz, Gutknecht ride it out at Slinger From track and staff reports onto second. “I don’t know if I had a first-place car or a second-place car, SLINGER, Wis. — Brothers Jeff and Brian Holtz are both former sportsman champions at Slinger Super Speedway, seven but it was pretty close,” said Holtz, from Franksville, Wis. “I’ve years apart. This season they’re together and pursuing team raced with Ryan a long time and we’ve had our skirmishes in glory another step up, in the Limited Late Model class (now the past, but it’s always fun racing him and we always test each called Pro Late Models by the quarter-mile’s staff). other.” Jeff, who had a Super Late Model deal here a few years ago, Gutknecht won a week later to tighten the points race. Tom is now driving a Limited owned by Brian. The Holtz gang began Berens, who won the track’s season opener, and third-generation their season with two second-place finishes at Slinger, then won racer Zach Prunty finished May in a close pack. May 22. The Limited race as part of the E.H. Wolf & Sons Memo- rial Day Classic wasn’t great for the #88, but Holtz still finished May 22: 1. Jeff Holtz; 2. Ryan Gutknecht; 3. Ryan Craine; 4. Zach Prunty; 5. Tom Berens; Mary Fraundorf the month atop the track standings. 6. Jerry Mueller; 7. Jerry Eckhardt; 8. Zach Braun; 9. Brad Hetzel; 10. Tyler Hromadka; 11. Jacob Vanoskey; 12. James Storey; 13. Braden Berge; 14. Del Schuler; 15. Mitch Haver; 16. Billy Jeff Holtz (88) avoids a Ryan In his win, his second since joining the Limited ranks in Braun; 17. Jeremy Bentz. Gutknecht spin in a Limited Late 2021, Holtz grabbed the lead after 15 of 50 laps. He dodged one Model heat race on Memorial Day bullet later in his Pathfinder chassis, which has Tiry’s power and Lap leaders: Haver 1-14, Holtz 15-50 • Cautions: 5 • Fast qualifier: Gutknecht, 12.079 sec- weekend. Gutknecht bounced back support from PMF Landscaping. As he and former track cham- onds • Heat race winners: Braun, Holtz to win the feature, one week after pion Ryan Gutknecht approached lapped cars, one backmarker Holtz scored his first win of 2022. spun directly in front of them; Gutknecht and early leader Mitch May 29: 1. Ryan Gutknecht; 2. Ryan Craine; 3. Mitch Haver; 4. Tom Berens; 5. Jeff Holtz; Haver were collected in the mess. Gutknecht continued and held 6. Zach Prunty; 7. Jerry Mueller; 8. Jacob Vanoskey; 9. Jeremy Bentz; 10. Tyler Hromadka; 11. Billy Braun; 12. Jerry Eckhardt; 13. Del Schuler; 14. Mitch DelCamp; 15. Zach Greer. 34 • • June 3, 2022 Lap leaders: Braun 1-2, Eckhardt 3-8, Gutknecht 9-40 • Cautions: 5 • Fast qualifier (of 16 drivers): Berens, 12.13 seconds • Heat race winners: Mueller, Vanoskey

Madison International Speedway Region’s standouts top full field at MIS From track reports cap, putting Casey Johnson and Bobby these guys. This feels like the Madison • Cautions: 2 • Fast qualifier: Nottestad, 18.585 seconds Wilberg on the front row. The man to of old, with so many good cars here.” • Dash winner: Hansen OREGON, Wis. (May 27) — Limited watch was Zack Riddle, who lined up Late Model features at Madison Inter- just behind Wilberg, and his #14 cleared Twin I presented by Trace My Space Cus- Twin II presented by Enjoy Illinois 300 national Speedway are scheduled to pay the #28 for the lead by lap 10. By the tom Drawer Inserts: 1. Michael Bilderback; 2. Jon at World Wide Technology Raceway: 1. Zack $1,000 to win this season. Two of the end, and a 10-lap stretch of green, Rid- Reynolds Jr.; 3. Shaun Scheel; 4. Dale Nottestad; 5. Morgan Riddle; 2. Jacob Goede; 3. Austin Nason; 4. Michael Bilder- upper Midwest’s most successful driv- dle enjoyed a healthy lead over Jacob Schissel; 6. Jacob Goede; 7. Zack Riddle; 8. Austin Nason; 9. back; 5. Jon Reynolds Jr.; 6. Bobby Wilberg; 7. Shaun ers in the last decade of the division Goede. This was the 21st career MIS vic- Bobby Wilberg; 10. Casey Johnson; 11. Rusty Hansen; 12. Scheel; 8. Morgan Schissel; 9. Casey Johnson; 10. Michael were the first to reap those rewards for tory for the defending track champion. Seth Reamer; 13. Stephen Scheel; 14. Kevin Knuese; 15. Jeff Haggar; 11. Brent Edmunds; 12. Stephen Scheel; 13. Kevin their 30-lappers on Busch Light Night. Holmgren Jr.; 16. Michael Haggar; 17. Brent Edmunds; 18. Knuese; 14. Jeff Holmgren Jr.; 15. Rusty Hansen; 16. Kyle “We had a heck of a field of drivers Pat Richgels; 19. Kyle Smith; 20. Mark Simonson; 21. Josh Smith; 17. Pat Richgels; 18. Mark Simonson; 19. Seth Michael Bilderback, from South Be- here tonight,” hometown driver Riddle Thiering; 22. Paul Dygon; 23. Adam Peschek. Reamer; 20. Josh Thiering; 21. Paul Dygon; 22. Adam Pes- loit, Ill., had the lead for the final 22 laps said. “It’s great being able to race with chek; 23. Dale Nottestad. in the opener at the half-mile, which Lap leaders: Johnson 1-3, Sh.Scheel 4-9, Bilderback 10-30 had its regularly-scheduled season Lap leaders: Wilberg 1-9, Riddle 10-30 • Cautions: 4 opener rained out two weeks earlier. Jon Reynolds Jr. soon slid into second, but Rand Thompson/Level Pebble Racing Pics he needed a caution in the second half Zack Riddle (14) and Bobby Wilberg lead a restart in Limited Late Model action at Madison International Speedway, ahead of of the race to have a chance at Bilder- Jacob Goede (72), Michael Bilderback (2), Austin Nason (14) and Shaun Scheel. Bilderback and Riddle won 30-lap features. back and that break didn’t come. Early leader Shaun Scheel wound up third, another few car lengths behind the win- ning #2, a car which he brought to Mad- ison for the first time. The inversion was 10 for the night- 602 • Slinger Super Speedway and Jefferson Speedway Stark waits turn to end Prunty’s streak From track reports where he won the Super Late Model title 10 years ago. quarter-mile to win in the car in which he earned the “I wanted to get in the lead and get out of here,” Dells Raceway Park track title in 2021. Jason Stark figured he was up against it trying to end Dennis Prunty’s winning streak in the first-year said Prunty, from Lomira, Wis. “For some reason I love Stark, who works at Kelly Bires’ race setup shop UMA 602 Outlaw Tour at Prunty’s home track, Slinger this 602 car; it’s a fun car to drive and seems like it has KBR Performance in Lyndon Station, Wis., took the Super Speedway. Prunty lived up to those expectations better traction than it does horsepower. There’s noth- lead from Hartwig before lap 10 of 50. Hartwig stayed at Slinger with his third straight win with his new ride ing trick on it; it’s our old setup from 30 years ago and in second for the rest of the race and finished a few car from Chris Ratajczyk, but one week later at Jefferson it keeps working.” lengths behind Stark, backed by car owner Bob Sauer’s Speedway Stark took his place up front. company SS&E Concrete, Norm’s Tap & Eatery, Linne- The enjoyment didn’t dip at Jefferson, but the re- han Auto Body, Beagles Bar & Grill, Jeff Tabor Photog- At Slinger Prunty took the lead from Stark with 12 sults did for Prunty, who drove a Lefthander chassis raphy, Interstate Batteries and Frisch Signs. laps left. This victory was his latest at the quarter-mile, with support from Zeller Transportation and TD Graphics. Stark made the most of his chance at the Slinger Super Speedway May 22: 1. Dennis Prunty; 2. Jason Stark; 3. Bryce Miller; 4. Tom Carlson; 5. Kim Kemperman Bill Prietzel; 6. Alex Hartwig; 7. Greg Bowers; 8. Clayton Storey; 9. Kevin Kulka; Alex Hartwig (901) tries to edge away from Jason Stark (81) ahead of Mike Winters (77), Chase Hunter (00) and 10. Brian Johnson; 11. Chase Hunter; 12. Ethan Rose; 13. Brian Ulrich; 14. Madi- Dennis Prunty (42) in the UMA 602 race at Jefferson, Wis. Stark took the wni, snapping Prunty’s three-race streak. son Larson. DQ-4: Steven Schulz. Lap leaders: Stark 1-23, Prunty 24-35 • Cautions: 0 • Fast qualifier: Miller, 12.152 seconds • Heat race winners: Hunter, Bowers Jefferson Speedway May 28: 1. Jason Stark; 2. Mike Winters; 3. Tom Carlson; 4. Bryce Miller; 5. Dennis Prunty; 6. Pete Moore; 7. Clayton Storey; 8. Madison Larson; 9. Brian Ul- rich; 10. Rick Coppernoll; 11. Chase Hunter; 12. Brian Johnson; 13. Ethan Rose; 14. Greg Bowers; 15. Charlie Bates. DQ-2: Alex Hartwig. Lap leaders: Hartwig 1-8, Stark 9-50 • Cautions: 5 • Fast qualifier: Johnson, 14.049 seconds • Heat race winners: Ulrich, Storey • Dash: Moore June 3, 2022 • • 35

Berlin Raceway Bubba back at home at Berlin From track and team reports ton; 6. Blake Rowe; 7. Austin Hull; 8. Dylan Stovall; 9. Jeff Vrsek; 10. Eric White; 11. Katie Hettinger; 12. Brian Tillema; MARNE, Mich. (May 28) — Berlin 13. Harold Fair Jr.; 14. Trever McCoy; 15. Ray Clay; 16. Max Raceway was one of the racetracks Fair; 17. Ken Wobma; 18. Michael Simko; 19. Boris Jurkovic; which Bubba Pollard seemed to master 20. Andrew Scheid; 21. Chase Burda; 22. Lauren Bush Soko- right away. The touring veteran from loski; 23. Sammy Smith; 24. Carson Hocevar; 25. Evan Senoia, Ga., won here twice in the mid- Shotko; 26. Brian Van Zalen; 27. Tim DeVos. DQ-4: Joe 2010s in the Jegs CRA All-Stars Tour and Bush. DQ-20: Terry Senneker. scored a Money in the Bank 150 tri- umph in 2017. Lap leaders: S.Thomas 1-8, Pollard 9-42, Senneker 43-60, Pollard 61-75 • Cautions: 5 • Red flag: 1 • Fast qual- More recent trips north hadn’t gone ifier: Senneker, 15.925 seconds as well for the #26 crew. One of his 2019 journeys resulted in a DNF, and his best FloRacing finish since then had been fourth. His Bubba Pollard receives the Money in the Bank 150 Qualifier trophy from Berlin Race- fortunes turned around this time, as he way co-manager Don DeWitt. grabbed the $5,000 prize for the 75-lap feature that’s the final warmup for the June 8 Money in the Bank 150. The win was the fourth of the sea- son for Pollard, in a type of house entry for Port City Racecars. His toughest challenger in this event was actually his former chassis builder Terry Senneker. Pollard grabbed the point from Scott Thomas before lap 10, but Sen- neker roared to the front just past the halfway point. With 15 laps left there was a scheduled break, and that was the downfall for Senneker’s hopes in this race. His #37 didn’t get going on the re- start, and he was black-flagged for his issues. Behind him several in the field stacked up, including Boris Jurkovic who was ninth at the time and Andrew Scheid who was 11th. team photo Pollard, whose supporters include FloRacing Scott Thomas and some family members enjoy a second-place finish at the .438-mile FK Rod Ends, Harrison’s Workwear, TM oval just west of Grand Rapids, Mich. Ranch, Strange Oval, PFC Brakes, Ear- Boris Jurkovic climbs into his Late Model nest Performance and engine builder for a practice session. Jurkovic was com- HP Elite, pulled away from Thomas on peting at Berlin Raceway for the first time the restart and beat him to the line by this season; he was badly injured in a 1.3 seconds. wreck here last May. Thomas’ runner-up effort was his best result since the template-bodied Late Models became Berlin’s primary featured class. His brother Tom Thomas joined him on the podium; Tom climbed from sixth to third in the final 15-lap sprint. Budweiser 75 presented by Bay to Bay Building Concepts: 1. Bubba Pollard; 2. Scott Thomas; 3. Tom Thomas; 4. Brian Campbell; 5. Nate Wal- Late addition to Pollard’s schedule after May 21 Southern Super Series race rained out at Greenville • Fourth-place Bush loses result in tech • Sixteen finish on lead lap • Hettinger wins two at Hickory one week earlier; results in Track Report, Pages 6-7 36 • • June 3, 2022

Hicks Memorial • Galesburg Speedway Tribute to friend fun for Trammell From track and staff reports of a race,” Trammell said. “We qualified RW Motorsports Marketing decent, but the car was on the extreme Josh Trammell took top honors in the memorial event to Simmie Hicks Sr. GALESBURG, Mich. (May 28) — At one side, so we had to back it up a little bit.” point a few years ago, Josh Trammell won nine Late Model Sportsman features in a This race brought a sense of redemp- row at Galesburg Speedway. With a tion for Trammell, sponsored by Auto Lab record like that, a season like he endured in his hometown of Battle Creek, Dennis in 2021 left an unpleasant taste in his Stacy Floor Covering, Rusty’s Auto, Rum- mouth. baugh’s Used Auto Sales, Manson Con- struction, Showtime Graphic, BK Trammell, from Battle Creek, Mich., Firewood, Juniper Designs, Patriot Stump matched his win total from a year ago Grinding, and Varsity Apparel. A few with his latest triumph. This Memorial weeks ago he had a solid run going in the Day weekend event went 47 laps, and Victory 110, but that outing was derailed Trammell paced the final 32 at the by a flat tire. And this event was also a quarter-mile. tribute to the late Simmie Hicks Sr. “Last year was a drought. The year “Simmie and my dad were good before we had three in a row,” he said. friends,” Trammell said. “My parents “We’d put a clip on the car the year be- owned a salvage yard, and every week- fore, and we’ve had to fine tune it. It took end Simmie would be there getting parts us longer than expected to do that.” for his race car. It meant a lot to win this.” The fine-tuning continued for his Simmie Hicks Spring Championship: 1. Josh eight-year-old Lefthander chassis in this Trammell; 2. Justin Dinzik; 3. Chris Garrett; 4. Jerry Oster- race. Once the handling on the #82 was house; 5. Simmie Hicks II; 6. Jesse VanAvery Jr.; 7. Ken Pa- right, he was out front to stay, despite pesh; 8. Jordan Brinkert; 9. T.C. Burgess; 10. Shawn Smith; 11. pressure from former track champion Jus- Ethan Easey; 12. Jesse VanAvery; 13. Tommy Easey; 14. Jeff tin Dinzik and others. Bozell; 15. Adam Replogle; 16. D.J. Provost. “Chris Garrett and Dinzik followed Lap leaders: Papesh 1-16, Trammell 17-47 • Cautions: 4 • me up through the field. We had such Red flag: 1 • Fast qualifier: Osterhouse, 15.062 seconds • close racing between all of us. It was a hell Heat race winners: Bozell, Papesh nuts&bolts: Template Late Models in Michigan … from team and track reports Popular newcomer: In the latest Late Model Decent tribute: Simmie Hicks II, the son of up in Late Model Sportsman points at the ‘Burg. This was his first start of 2022. event at Berlin Raceway, experience at the .438-mile the race honoree in the Memorial Day weekend special oval was a key factor. Bubba Pollard took top honors; at Galesburg Speedway, came home fifth in this event. “He’s been breaking a lot of motors,” race winner the Georgian had competed at the facility in Marne, It was a consistent run for Hicks, who qualified sev- Josh Trammell said. “I’m glad he finished in the top Mich., on 14 previous occasions, with three wins and enth. five.” three other podium finishes against full fields. Hicks, from Springfield, Mich., is a former runner- Limited: The longest Limited Late Model race of Brothers Scott and Tom Thomas were second and third at the track where they have raced for nearly two Ranier Racing Development the season thus far at Berlin was captured by one of decades, as has fourth-place Brian Campbell. The next Katie Hettinger raced in her home state for her family the area’s most enduring veterans. Tim DeVos grabbed three drivers in the finishing order were also Berlin team, one week after sweeping features at Hickory, his second win of the season after his midrace pass on regulars. N.C., with Matt Piercy Racing. Tyler Rycenga. Following stars such as those was still pretty im- The race finished with a long green-flag run, al- pressive for Katie Hettinger, who was in her first race lowing former Outlaw Late Model track champion at the suburban Grand Rapids oval. The teenager from DeVos to stretch his lead to four seconds over Rycenga. Dryden, Mich., brought a Pro Late Model and most of Tony Davis in third was another seven seconds back, the others could have entered their cars with Super and DeVos lapped up to sixth place. Late Model specs. Model Coverall 50: 1. Tim DeVos; 2. Tyler Rycenga; 3. Tony Davis; 4. “We went into the weekend knowing we weren’t Josh Frye; 5. Scott Root; 6. Nick Delongpre; 7. Scott Thomas; 8. Denny Anderson; going to win … but we still gave it our all,” said Het- 9. Billy Eppink; 10. Dave Hart; 11. Tim Greene; 12. Allen Davis; 13. Cole Roelofs; tinger, who was pleased with placing 11th. 14. Tom Boorsma; 15. Kyle Anderson; 16. Tony Caputo; 17. Adam Casari; 18. Bob Bliss. June 3, 2022 • • 37

APC • Sunset International Speedway Sunset night lit up by Spencer-Walt From series reports and Ashley McCubbin/Short Track Musings INNISFIL, Ontario (May 21) — Former Sunset Speedway champion Rick Spencer-Walt dominated the APC United Late Model Series season opener at his home track. He set fast time and led the final 73 laps of the main event of the Spring Velocity weekend. The inversion put Jake Sheridan and Kyle Steckly out front. Spencer- Walt started fourth and moved past the lead pair during a long green-flag stretch. The rest of the race seemed relatively easy for Spencer-Walt, whose McColl chassis is supported by CM Precision, Struyk Energy Systems, Jor- dan Rooley PFP, ScotiaBank Investments, Jim Wilson Chevrolet-Buick-GMC, Green Steel Roof, Image Wraps, Epic Racewear, Byers Equipment, Heidi’s RV Superstore and TL Tire. Shae Gemmell climbed from fourth to second after the last caution with about 20 laps left but finished 1.6 seconds behind the winner, who last won in APC action here in 2018. Spencer-Walt primarily stays at Sunset; this was just his ninth appearance in the tour which began in 2015. Dayco 100: 1. Rick Spencer-Walt; 2. Shae Gemmell; 3. Danny Benedict; 4. J.R. Fitzpatrick; 5. Josh Stade; 6. Derek Smith/ Dale Shaw; 7. Andrew Gresel; 8. Shawn Chenoweth; 9. Tom Gibbons; 10. Kyle Steckly; 11. Jake Sheridan; 12. Jor- dan Sims; 13. Matt Pritiko; 14. Blair Wickett; 15. Erick Dalla Riva; 16. Jade Franklin; 17. Connor James; 18. Ryan Rick Spencer-Walt (31) goes past Jordan Sims (47) and Billy Schwartzenburg en route to Kimball; 19. Billy Schwartzenburg; 20. Shawn McGlynn; 21. Junior Farrelly; 22. Sean Grosman; 23. James winning the APC United Late Model Series season opener at Sunset Speedway near Horner; 24. Travis Hallyburton; 25. Jordan Howse; 26. Dwayne Baker; 27. Gord Shepherd. Stroud, Ontario. Lap leaders: Sheridan 1-33, Spencer-Walt 34-100 • Cautions: 2 • Fast qualifier: Spencer-Walt, 14.103 seconds Delaware Speedway Wight stuff: Sheridan’s new car fine From track and staff reports now,” Sheridan said. “It’s pretty cool to have my whole family there. My brother and my dad are LONDON, Ontario (May 27) — The APC United heavily involved; my brother also races dirt sprint Late Model Series often draws fields of cars which cars.” would make some track and tour promoters throughout North America envious. Jake Sheridan, The other Sheridans and Dave Wight watched an APC regular since 2018, had a strong run going the #52 up front early after passing front-row in the tour opener at Sunset Speedway before a starters Rick Spencer-Walt and Kyle Steckly. Sheri- front-end binding issue set in and he wound up dan, sponsored by Pride Seeds, Cameron Crane, 11th. Reynolds Trucking, Vibrant Farms, Bonduelle Sa- lads and L82 Construction, lost the point for a few Six days later Sheridan showed that those moments on one restart, but he was back in control problems had been solved, at least for one week. before the halfway point. The defending Delaware Speedway champion topped an even larger field of Late Models and led Canadian Motorsports Hall of Fame Night presented all but 18 of 70 laps. by Catalys Lubricants: 1. Jake Sheridan; 2. Kyle Steckly; 3. Matt Pritiko; 4. Conner Pritiko; 5. Rick Spencer-Walt; 6. Matt Robblee; 7. Josh Jake Sheridan, joined by his brother Nick (left) and dad Tom, The biggest off-season change for the #52 op- Stade; 8. Ray Morneau; 9. Ron Beauchamp Jr.; 10. Caleb Wood; 11. Jason went to victory lane after a 70-lap special at Delaware eration this year is a change to chassis builder Lidster; 12. Cole Powell; 13. Lloyd Rawlings; 14. Tom Zagorodny; 15. Steve Speedway near London, Ontario. Wight Motorsports Inc. It’s more of a family theme Arrand; 16. Barry Watson; 17. Marshal Schrenk; 18. Marc Jacobs; 19. Patrick for Jake, whose brother Nick Sheridan began Freel; 20. Paighton Jacobs; 21. Steve Shaw Jr.; 22. Darrell Lake; 23. Shae working at WMI this winter. Gemmell; 24. Jaden Chapman. “My brother’s always been with me. He’s fin- Lap leaders: Spencer-Walt 1-8, Sheridan 9-20, Steckly 21-30, Sheridan 31- ishing up school and doing some race car work 70 • Cautions: 7 • Fast qualifier: Sheridan, 18.439 seconds 38 • • June 3, 2022

continued from page 17 Nuts & Bolts: New England out of the race with 66 laps left. fore spinning; he wound up 10th and kept his DNF- free streak alive. Sister track: White Mountain Motorsports Winner’s brigade: Coastal winner Ben Ash- Also: The Memorial Day Classic also included Park, the other racetrack owned by the American-Ca- line now works full-time in the racing industry. Top- nadian Tour organization, had to postpone its May 28 five finishers Dave Farrington Jr. (this time in a car Thunder Road’s first visit from the Monaco Modified Spring Board 100, that quarter-mile’s first extended- owned by Mark Dodge) and Ryan Ripley are both cus- Tri-Track Series, which began in 2014. Chase Dowling distance LMS show of 2022. It was reset for June 4. tomers of Ben Ashline Racecars. took the win, his sixth in the tour. The other two Wall’s Ford Platinum Triple Crown Ashline’s 15-year-old nephew Elijah Huffer has Woody Pitkat did double duty and finished sixth, races are the July 23 New Hampshire Governor’s Cup also become his videographer. which was 10 spots better than he placed in the LMS and the Sept. 3 Leaf Peepers 100. headliner. The other Late Model name from the open- Branching out: Isaac Bevin got his feet wet in wheel rundown was Jake Johnson in eighth. Boss time: Maine Racing Hall of Famer and full-sized stock cars a year ago, running a few events Jimmy Wiggin former Wiscasset Speedway owner Dave St. Clair com- in the Carolinas with Lee Faulk Racing. This season Isaac Bevin placed 10th in his Granite State Pro Stock peted in this year’s Coastal 200 at age 74, alongside his the 16-year-old from Louisville, Ky., is focusing on Series debut at Lee, N.H. grandsons Ryan and Josh St. Clair. Josh was the top straight-rail Late Models, finishing both of the two finisher in the family as he placed ninth, but that was a PASS-sanctioned races in March at Hickory Motor bit down from his victory in this LMS event last year. Speedway and also the Northeast Classic at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Ryan and Dave each won their heat races. The ageless “Boss Hogg” took a back-to-front challenge His visit to Lee USA Speedway was his first ap- which would have been worth an extra $1,000 had he pearance with the Granite State Pro Stock Series. won, but the highest he reached was sixth. Dave fell Bevin, driving for his family, ran as high as sixth be- June 3, 2022 • • 39

continued from page 28 Dominion & South Boston tinsville Speedway. “It was something • Cautions: 3 • Fast qualifier (of 21 drivers): Pembelton, Gullie; 8. Thomas Scott; 9. Landon Pembelton; 10. Jason Sellers Racing Inc. I’ll never forget.” 15.255 seconds Barnes; 11. Daniel Moss; 12. Aaron Donnelly; 13. Mason Bailey; 14. Raymond Pittman; 15. Terry Dease; 16. Blake Peyton Sellers (center), Landon Pembel- Dominion Raceway Twin I: 1. Landon Pembelton; 2. Peyton Sellers; 3. Davey Stallings; 17. Larry Barrett; 18. Chris Elliott. ton (right) and Mason Bailey show how Twin I: 1. Peyton Sellers; 2. Doug Barnes Jr.; 3. Landon Callihan; 4. Doug Barnes Jr.; 5. Mini Tyrrell; 6. Daniel Sil- they pulled off racing in the Twin Track Pembelton; 4. Davey Callihan; 5. Daniel Silvestri; 6. John vestri; 7. Mason Bailey; 8. John Goin; 9. Trent Barnes; 10. Lap leaders: Wertz 1-5, Anderson 6-12, Riggs 13-75 • Challenge. Goin; 7. Michael Hardin; 8. Mason Bailey; 9. Trent Barnes; G.R. Waldrop; 11. Colby Stottlemyer; 12. Justin Martz; 13. Cautions: 0 10. Mini Tyrrell; 11. Chandler Sherman; 12. Colby Stottle- Michael Sutphin; 14. Chandler Sherman; 15. Herman Luck; myer; 13. Justin Martz; 14. Meagan Creech; 15. C.J. Terczak; 16. Logan Clark. Twin II: 1. Layne Riggs; 2. Peyton Sellers; 3. Trey Crews; 4. 16. Cole Bruce; 17. G.R. Waldrop; 18. Herman Luck; 19. Mi- Mark Wertz; 5. Bruce Anderson; 6. Camden Gullie; 7. chael Sutphin. Lap leaders: Bailey 1, Silvestri 2-8, Sellers 9-30, Pembel- Thomas Scott; 8. Landon Pembelton; 9. Daniel Moss; 10. Lap leaders: Hardin 1-6, D.Barnes 7-17, Sellers 18-30, ton 31-40, Sellers 41-42, Pembelton 43-49, Sellers 50, Pem- Jacob Borst; 11. Chris Elliott; 12. Raymond Pittman; 13. D.Barnes 31, Sellers 32-45, D.Barnes 46-48, Sellers 49-60 belton 51-60 • Cautions: 0 Mason Bailey; 14. Aaron Donnelly; 15. Blake Stallings; 16. Larry Barrett; 17. Jason Barnes; 18. Terry Dease. South Boston Speedway Twin I: 1. Layne Riggs; 2. Mark Wertz; 3. Jacob Borst; 4. Lap leaders: J.Barnes 1-4, Anderson 5-9, Riggs 10-75 • Peyton Sellers; 5. Bruce Anderson; 6. Trey Crews; 7. Camden Cautions: 3 continued from page 29 Nuts & Bolts: Virginia Limited drought: While most of the attention Joe Chandler/Gazette-Virginian at South Boston Speedway one week earlier was di- Kyle Barnes (00) and Daniel Crews (75) battle for the lead in the latest Limited race at South Boston, Va. rected at LMSC sweeper Layne Riggs and the trio fly- Barnes won the first twin for his third win of the season, then Crews won the nightcap for his first checkered ing in from Dominion Raceway, Daniel Crews was flag since 2013. enjoying his own career highlight. Crews, from Long Island, Va., won a Limited Late Model feature for the Twin I: 1. Kyle Barnes; 2. Carter Russo; 3. Daniel Crews; 4. Brian Thomas; 5. Twin II: 1. Daniel Crews; 2. Jason Myers; 3. Carter Russo; 4. Brian Obied- first time in nine years. J.D. Eversole; 6. Brian Obiedzenski; 7. Zach Peregoy; 8. Ross Mountcassel; 9. zenski; 5. Parker Brookfield; 6. Kyle Barnes; 7. Ross Mountcassel; 8. Zach Pere- Parker Broomfield; 10. Chuck Lawson; 11. Chris Donnelly; 12. Jason Myers; 13. goy; 9. Brian Thomas; 10. Chris Donnelly; 11. J.D. Eversole. “I believe there are going to be more to come. We Justin Dawson. finally broke the ice,” Crews said. “I had been con- fident, but this win really sent it over the top.” Crews took the lead after five laps of the second twin feature, but at one point recent division dom- inator Kyle Barnes had appeared to win his battle. Then Barnes spun with two laps left. This was a landmark night for the Crews family, whose racing patriarch Bruce Crews won the track title in street stocks years ago. Daniel’s brother Nathan Crews swept the night’s pure stock races. 40 • • June 3, 2022

continued from page 25 Catchin’ Up with Chris Cater continued from page 27 Nuts & Bolts: CARS Tour LMD: Would Anderson and Winchester trips put you pairing became official. I’ve ever been to. There’s so much grip and so Cater: Well, at Speedweeks I was on his crew and so much speed with the banking. It’s something I’m back in your home state? not used to, but we adapted well. I feel like this Cater: I was born in Indiana but only lived there a cou- was Stephen, then Michael Shelton did the crew-chiefing gives us really good momentum.” job at the racetrack. I’d like to win some races with Michael ple years. My dad (Terry) lives in Indiana now, and he used now. The Super Late Models are taking a little longer to fig- This was naturally Miracle’s first time at to race a lot here and there (including two Winchester 400s ure out, but he’s gotten way better at them. He’s only been FCS. His crew chief Greg Peterson had visited in the 1980s). I used to race cheap hobby stocks at Citrus, in Late Models for two years and racing anything for three. the 3/8-mile oval twice, including once in 2007 but I haven’t done that in a long, long time. when he helped guide that year’s UARA cham- pion Ross Furr to runner-up honors. LMD: There’s also the Full Throttle 100, the $10,000- LMD: What other drivers have you guided? to-win race Sept. 18 at Citrus. Maybe he can run a race Cater: There was Jeff Choquette, Derek Thorn, Jay Two up arrows: The Carroll Speedshop there before then as a warmup. Middleton, Ricky Carlton back in the day, and of course Kurt Jett. I was Jay’s crew chief before I met the Jetts, and I effort brought two LMSC entries, and team Cater: That’s June 18, and it’s sponsored by Mike Scott moved to Lake City when I worked for Jay. That’s how I owner Justin Carroll had reasons to be happy Plumbing, which his mom co-owns. He might do an en- met the Jetts; they bought a car from Middleton. about both. The better result was a third posted duro there; he just wants to have fun, after just graduating At first they hired me to be Kurt’s crew chief. Then by Jacob Heafner, who qualified 17th and easily from high school. when the economy failed, I went to work for Georgia Paci- earned hard charger honors from engine com- fic. When the economy came back I dabbled in racing pany HMS Enforcer. LMD: How in the world can you be a crew chief for an again. I was actually doing concrete, and that’s what the enduro race? Nasses do. Heafner’s teammate for the event was Con- nor Mosack, a former CARS regular who was Cater: Nothing really - just knock the windows out LMD: I’m sure you’d rather be doing what you’re making his first 2022 series start. He qualified and get ready to go. There’s no pressure in that race; that’s doing now. seventh, but scraped the wall in the early mo- the best part about it. ments and that hampered the handling of the Cater: Yeah. Concrete’s hard work with long hours … #28. He finished where he started. LMD: All of his wins this spring, and his Pro champion- but then so’s racing. ship at the World Series at New Smyrna, came before your June 3, 2022 • • 41

Irwindale Event Center When Florida and Texas converge in California When Lone Star State veteran Late Model driver Chris Davidson (right) and his primary adviser Mike Garvey came to compete in the Spears SRL Southwest Tour race at Irwindale, Calif., they brought a new crew member: Michael Atwell (left), who is another one of Garvey’s customers and protegés and races primarily throughout Florida. team photo 42 • • June 3, 2022

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