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Ray Allen Kulhanek Wins With ASCS Gulf South at RPM Speedway May 26, 2017

Ray Allen Kulhanek Wins With ASCS Gulf South at RPM Speedway

CRANDALL, Texas (May 26, 2017) Kicking off a three night Memorial Day Weekend swing, the Griffith Truck and Equipment ASCS Gulf South Region stopped by RPM Speedway in Crandall, Texas with series point’s leader Ray Allen Kulhanek picking up his first victory of the season in ASCS competition. The $2,000 triumph also ties Ray Allen Kulhanek with Gary Wright for second on the all-time ASCS Gulf South win list at 23.

Utilizing a late race caution, Kulhanek made his bid for the top spot going three wide with race long leader, Channin Tankersley, and Sam Hafertepe, Jr. with a pair of laps to run. Able the clear the stout duo, Kulhanek was trailed by Hafertepe with the No. 21t winning out by roughly ten car lengths.

Hafertepe earning silver would be joined on the podium by Channin Tankersley.

Coming from eighth, Wayne Johnson crossed fourth with Sammy Swindell making up the top-five. Austin Mundie held on to finish sixth, followed by Blake Hahn from 15th who advanced to the A-Feature via a win in the B-Main. Also qualifying out of the B-Main, Tommy Bryant rolled from 17th to eight with Seth Bergman ninth. Matt Covington finished tenth.

For additional news visit www.ascsracing.com

Williamson Wins Brian Stevens Memorial at Merrittville May 22, 2017

Williamson Wins Brian Stevens Memorial at Merrittville

THOROLD, ONTARIO… (May 22, 2017) Mat Williamson from St. Catharines, Ontario won the $2,666.66third annual Brian Stevens Memorial on Zavitz Financial Strategies & Z.F.S Benefit Solutions Night at the Merrittville Speedway on Victoria Day Monday.

“This car was hooked up again tonight” stated Williamson in victory lane. Williamson ended the two year stranglehold of this event that Erick Rudolph had as Rudolph won the first two editions of the Brian Stevens Memorial. “We beat one heck of a racecar driver tonight” Williamson added. “I’ve never went three for three on the weekend and it is a huge accomplishment and really cool to do that” Williamson continued.

Tim Jones and Erick Rudolph led the front row for the Brian Stevens Memorial for the Pinty’s 358 Modifieds with Jones leading the way. Ryan Susice and Fred Carleton battled for third while Pete Bicknell and Gary Lindberg battled for fifth. The races first caution came out on lap 10 when Mike Bowman spun in turn one. On the restart, Jones and Rudolph continued their battle for the lead with Ryan Susice and Mat Williamson raced in the top four. Rudolph went to the outside to try to get around Jones for the lead on lap 18, just as Mat Williamson passed Ryan Susice to take over third place. Rudolph, driving his BlueCross BlueShield of WNY, BBL racing number 25, continued his pressure of Jones for the lead and would go once again to the outside and would complete the pass exiting turn four on lap 22 to take over the lead. The leaders would start to hit lap traffic on lap 33, the races halfway mark. Tyler Willard spun in turn four to bring out the caution on lap 37. Rudolph pulled away from Jones on the restart as Susice regained third from Williamson.  Jones would catch the rear nerf bar of Rudolph but the third generation driver was able to keep the lead. While Rudolph and Jones were showing the way, Ryan Susice and Mat Williamson continued their heated battle for third place. Williamson would look underneath Susice to take over third on lap 52. Tyler Willard came to a stop on the front straightaway on lap 53 to bring out the races third caution of the event. The lap 53 restart saw Rudolph back to the head of the class over Jones, Williamson, Susice and Gary Lindberg with Chad Brachmann battling for fifth with Lindberg. Greg Panunte spun in turn three to once again slow the field down on lap 58. Rudolph continued to show the way but Jones went to the outside and went side by side for the lead off the restart. Rudolph would clear Jones to keep the lead on lap 60. Mat Williamson would pass Jones for second on lap 62, who quickly reeled in Rudolph. Williamson, glued to the inside line, passed Rudolph for the lead on the last lap and held off Rudolph to score the win.

For more news visit www.merrittvillespeedway.com

Weekly Winners 5/16/17 - 5/22/17 May 22, 2017

Weekly Winners 5/16/17 - 5/22/17

Congratulations to:

Mat Williamson – Lernerville Speedway & Merrittville Speedway

Tyler Clem – Bubba Raceway Park

Matt Sheppard – Canandaigua Motorsports Park & Outlaw Speedway

Adam McAuliffe – Albany Saratoga Speedway (pictured)

Ronnie Davis – Fulton Speedway

Kyle McCutcheon – Race Sandia

Tim Fuller – Mohawk International Raceway

Kevin Smith – Skagitt Speedway

Alex Ferree – Marion Center Speedway

Scott Stein – Marion Center Speedway

Derek Doll – Tyler County Speedway

Alan Fink – Brewerton Speedway

Mike Laughard – Dog Hollow Speedway

Danny O’Brien – Brockville Ontario Speedway

Bumper Jones – Southern New Mexico Speedway

Kody Scholpp – Estevan Motor Speedway

Logan Roberson – Winchester Speedway

Terry Phillips – Lucas Oil Speedway

Trent Ivey – Cherokee Speedway

Clint Hatlestad – Princeton Speedway

Danny Johnson – Georgetown Speedway

Brandon Sheppard – Lernerville Speedway

Devin Moran – Muskingum County Speedway

James Dennis – Ohio Valley Speedway

Shannon Babb – Luxemburg Speedway

Rex King – Sharon Speedway

Max Blair – Stateline Speedway

Jack Meeks - Can Am Motorsports Park

Bumper Jones Takes Checkers at Southern New Mexico Speedway May 20, 2017

Bumper Jones Takes Checkers at Southern New Mexico Speedway

The weekly racing series continued at the Southern New Mexico Speedway with 31 Rancho Milagro USRA Modifieds checking in. The Body Works Super Trucks, Shaw Trucking DIRTcar Late Models, Casa Nissan Legends of the Southwest and Sun Valley Hardware USRA Stock Cars joined the action on this beautiful May 20, 2017.

 
Thirty-one Rancho Milagro USRA Modifieds checked in calling for a B-Main! The drivers brought the energy tonight as the 25-lap main event was a stellar one. Bumper Jones started on the pole with Austin Adams to his outside. At the green Jones launched like a rocket and pulled away quickly from the field. On lap three a caution flew for Carlos Ahumada Jr. on top of turns one and two. Jones had outstanding restarts tonight as he hit his mark in every single start out of corner number four. Jones led a lap until another caution flew for Roger Owens in turn one. At the restart Jones absolutely took off leaving Adams and Todd Harper battling for runner-up. Five laps after the restart Jones worked his way to a whole straight-away lead. One lap later the gap went away as Ricardo Olague Jr. drew the yellow for stopping on the bottom of turn four. It was a caution-free race after that and yet again Jones took off with another perfect restart.

"I kept looking at the scoreboard and saw the G17 (Fito Gallardo) getting closer, and I knew he was behind me," said Jones.

Sure enough, two laps after the restart on lap 11, Gallardo worked his way into third after starting 13th! Lap 14 Gallardo was one-tenth of a second faster then Jones. Lap 17 Gallardo was now three-tenths of a second faster than Jones as lapped traffic became a factor. Jones was married to the top of the Southern New Mexico Speedway as Gallardo worked the bottom and then the middle.

"Bumper shot me there in turn two," said Gallardo.

Jones played good defense on the closing laps as he forced Gallardo to go low and lose speed in turn two. Jones would jump back to the top as Dusty Riggs was about to go a lap down with the leaders coming fast! Jones didn't waste any time as two lapped cars blocked Gallardo on the bottom. At the end, Gallardo dolphin-dived it coming out of turn four coming to the checkered flag with Jones on the outside! It was a photo-finish and transponders, plus an actual photo-finish picture from Classick MotorArt proved that Jones won by a hair in an outstanding finish! Jones will go back-to-back in the Rancho Milagro USRA Modified division.

For additional news visit www.snmspeedway.com

Photo courtesy of www.snmspeedway.com/ Don Iverson

Shannon Babb Takes First Ever Lucas Oil Race at Luxemburg May 19, 2017

Shannon Babb Takes First Ever Lucas Oil Race at Luxemburg

LUXEMBURG, WI (May 19, 2017) – Shannon Babb made a clean sweep of the racing action on Friday night in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series’ first-ever appearance at Luxemburg Speedway. With the win, Babb becomes the eleventh different winner this season in LOLMDS competition.

Babb held off a race-long challenge from Josh Richards to take the victory in the second round of the “Spring Shootout.”. Darrell Lanigan came home in third, with Gregg Satterlee and Tim McCreadie rounding out the top five.

“I just want to thank all the fans for coming out tonight. It was quite cold to be out here. Thanks to the track crew for getting this track raceable. I wasn’t so sure they could do it late today, but they scraped off the top and it was smooth,” said the 43-year-old racer in his Clements-powered Rocket Chassis.

“This is the first time a lot of us have been here. I knew Josh would be tough to beat tonight. We picked the right tire for the feature and I really like this no cutting and siping of the right rear tire. It makes for some competitive racing. This Rocket car has been fast from the get-go this year. We haven’t run as much as a lot of the other guys. We had a great run at Batesville last month and then won last week at Farmer City.”

“Thanks to Mark Richards Racing for their help. The set-ups we have gone with for this race car have all been good. I want to thank Ed Petroff of Petroff Towing, Donley Trucking, Kuebler Oil, CJI Piping, Hunting for Hope, and Hoosier Tires for their assistance,” said Babb.

While Babb was out front for the entire 50-lap distance, it was not an easy win as Richards pressured him several times for the lead. Near the end while Babb was trying to lap a car, he got sideways and that gave Richards a shot on the outside to pass him, but Babb beat Richards into turn one and held on the rest of the way for the victory.

Richards was happy with his runner-up finish after a disappointing night at LaSalle. “We will certainly take this finish after last night. Congratulations to Shannon on the win. I am not very good on these circle type tracks. I have a cramp in my right arm from continuously turning the wheel,” said Richards who entered the race third in points.

“We might have got him a few times if not for the lapped traffic, but he [Babb] did what he needed to do and got down on the bottom quicker. Thanks to the track crew for getting this track ready. I have never seen a track go from being so wet to so dry that quickly. It was good run tonight, definitely better than last night’s letdown,” said the driver of the Best Performance Motorsports, Valvoline, Rocket Chassis.

Lanigan had another solid finish in the Clint Bowyer Motorsports, iRacing.com, Club 29 entry as the veteran driver came home in third. “We had a good car tonight. We gambled a little bit on tires. We went a little softer than some. I don’t know it might have bit us a little bit. But a podium finish in our first time here is really good.”

Completing the top ten were Don O’Neal, Bobby Pierce, Earl Pearson Jr., Steve Casebolt, and Dennis Erb Jr.

For more news visit www.lucasdirt.com

Weekly Winners 5/9/17 - 5/15/17 May 15, 2017

Weekly Winners 5/9/17 - 5/15/17

Congratulations to:

Dennis Lykins – Senoia Raceway

Tim Fuller – Mohawk International Raceway

Shannon Babb – Farmer City Raceway

Dana Brandt – Williston Basin Speedway

Dona Marcoullier – Tri-City Speedway

Logan Roberson – Winchester Speedway

David Payne – Blue Ridge Motorsports Park

Chanley Purtteman – Cowly’s Ridge Raceway

Delmas Conley – Atomic Speedway

Todd Inman – Hamilton County Speedway

Zack VanderBeek – Kennedale Speedway Park

Ronnie Davis – Fulton Speedway

James Dennis – I-77 Motorsports Park

Alan Fink – Brewerton Speedway

Brandon Thirlby – Hartford Speedway

Jeff Babcock – Attica Raceway Park

Aaron Reutzel – Lakeside Speedway

David Smith – Stuart Speedway

Jason Williams – Senoia Raceway

Todd Boulware – Raceway Park & Park Jefferson Speedway

Gregg Satterlee – Spoon River Speedway

Jackie Dalton – Springfield Raceway & Monett Motor Speedway

Corey Madden – Crawford County Speedway & Park Jefferson Speedway

Dustin Gulbrandson – Rapid Speedway & Park Jefferson Speedway

Jake Masters – Kossuth County Speedway

Darrel DeFrance – Quad City Speedway

Devin Smith – Hamilton County Speedway

Mike Mataragas – Sycamore Speedway

Nick Meyer – Hancock County Speedway

Russell Erwin – County Line Raceway

Brandon Schilling – Tucson Speedway

Travis Hagen – Williston Basin Speedway

Devin Moran – Midway Speedway

Daniel Smith – Hamilton County Speedway

Jack Sullivan – Magnolia Motor Speedway

Eric Elliott – Marshalltown Speedway & Boone Speedway (pictured)

Ashton Winger – Seonia Raceway

Jeff Waterman – Lee County Speedway

Mike Marlar – Duck River Raceway Park

Max Blair – Stateline Speedway

Kent Arment – Casino Speedway

Jason Trammell – Tazewell Speedway

Eric Stanton – Boone Speedway

Taylor Musselman – Hamilton County Speedway

Jake Bubak – West Texas Raceway

Shane Hiatt – I-80 Speedway & Eagle Raceway

Corey Zeitner – I-80 Speedway