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Drake Edwards of Surprise, Ariz. added a new track to his victories in the Western Midget Racing presented by Masters Design and Construction, snaring the action at Ventura Raceway on Saturday night. Edwards had previously triumphed at the one-fifth mile Adobe Mountain Speedway in Glendale, Ariz. and felt right at home on the confines of the Ventura Raceway.

Arizona drivers Edwards and Dustin Cormany split the eight-lap heat races over a 13-car field of stock production-powered Midgets at the dirt track by the Pacific Ocean.

The 20-lap feature was led to green by Todd and Kyle Hawse while Brentwood’s Blake Bower, the 2021 WMR champion, started third. Bower drove into the lead position in Tony Boscacci’s No. 9 and fifth-starting Edwards eventually followed him into second position. A battery issue required fourth-starting Nate Wait of Lodi to pull in on the opening lap.

Bower’s bid for victory ended with an engine issue. Edwards inherited the lead and never relinquished it. 2021 WMR Ventura winner Randy Moody drove to second place in his No. 15 while AJ Hernandez made his second career start with a strong third-place run for the Arizona driver in Kevin Felkins’ No. 11. 2019 Ventura WMR champion Randi Pankratz of Atascadero drove to fourth ahead of Las Vegas’ Kyle Hawse in fifth.

Western Midget Racing continues its 2022 season on Friday July 15 at Ocean Speedway during the Howard Kaeding Classic and Saturday July 16 at Petaluma Speedway.

For more information on Western Midget Racing, visit them at www.WesternMidgetRacing.com or follow them on Facebook!

Western Midget Racing is presented by: Masters Design and Construction, Rockwell Security, Rams Racing, Hoosier Racing Tire, Extreme Mufflers, FTK, Blud Lubricants, and West Evans Motorsports.

 

June 25, 2022 – Ventura Raceway (Ventura, Calif.) Results

HEAT 1 (8 laps) – 1. 86D Drake Edwards. HEAT 2 (8 laps) – 83D Dustin Cormany.

FEATURE (20 laps) – 1. 86D Drake Edwards, 2. 15 Randy Moore, 3. 11 AJ Hernandez, 4. 35 Randi Pankratz, 5. 20 Kyle Hawse, 6. 33AZ Tyler High, 7. 22 Will Brown, 8. 3AZ Chloe High, 9. 9 Blake Bower, 10. 83D Dustin Cormany, 11. 31 Todd Hawse, 12. 20w Nate Wait, DNS- 35SR Brody Petrie

WMR PR

Race Recap: In front of packed grandstands on Saturday night at South Boston Speedway, Tony Stewart earned his first SRX win of the 2022 season. Greg Biffle and Bobby Labonte followed close behind to earn podium finishes. Biffle won Heat 1 and the season-opener winner Helio Castroneves won stage two. 

CBS Race Recap: A recap of tonight’s race can be found here.

Post-Race Quotes:

Tony Stewart (Winner): “Seeing these fans cheer when we got the lead every time, that’s what kept the motivation going. Not like I need much motivation, but when you’ve got fans of South Boston cheering like that every time you get the lead, you aren’t going to let them down. I was worried we would get a caution late, so I just tried to take care of it there, but I think backing my pace off actually hurt me versus helping me. I thought I was trying to take care of it and I think I was making some problems a little bit worse by not running as hard as earlier. This car was really good. When we practiced today, it rolled the corner really nice, it was a little loose off. I was worried about it. I haven’t been to South Boston since I ran a midget clear back in 2000, 2001, 2002 or something like that. Didn’t know, couldn’t remember the characteristics of what this track does when it cools off. I was hoping it would tighten up and it did a little, just not as much as we needed.”

Greg Biffle (Finished 2nd in the Main Event): It was a great night. Our car was really fast. Tony (Stewart) just took care of his stuff a little better with starting on the front row every time. He had a little better tire than I did at the end. I was doing all I could, overdriving the corner and just trying to get to his bumper and wiggle him a little bit. I wasn’t going to spin him out or anything, but I wanted to try to make it exciting. I just couldn’t get there.” 

Bobby Labonte (Finished 3rd in the Main Event): “We just got too tight in the center, it reminded me of IRP last year. We made one adjustment from the heat races to the feature and it just got tight, tight, tight. You can count 1,001 by the time you back to the gas and that’s all I needed, the middle of the corner. Probably built up too much air-pressure in the right front. At least we weren’t in the melee.”

Ryan Newman (Finished 4th in the Main Event): It was real similar to Pensacola, just fell one spot short of what we did there. It seemed like we kind of settled in to just being an equal in equally prepared cars with a bunch of NASCAR guys between Stewart, Biffle, Labonte and myself. It seems like we kind of settled into that speed and really couldn’t get side-by-side or anything else. We all ran the same speed. It was a good run for our Sun Outdoors car. It was fun to drive here. Still a fun class and even if you don’t win, it’s still fun. Happy to have come here and had the opportunity again. 

Ernie Francis, Jr. (Finished 7th in the Main Event): “Had a fun race out there. Wish we could have finished a little higher up in the field, but happy with where we ended up. Got roughed up a bunch out there. The car wasn’t where we needed it to be, super loose on entry. The adjustments we made didn’t really do much to it, so just had to deal with that for the night. Had a really good battle with (Tony) Kanaan out there. (Tony) Stewart and I got into it a little bit, but we’re all good. Happy to be here. Hopefully I can come back by the end of the year, maybe do the race at Sharon Speedway. Got to try to pop to let me out there, so we’ll see what happens.”

Peyton Sellers (Finished 10th in the Main Event): “It wasn’t the night we wanted for sure. It was a lot of fun. Packed house here at South Boston. Next week we get to come and do it again, so hopefully we’ll be able to rebound in our own car. They prepared me a really nice car. I think the sway bar was unhooked late in the race there. In the heat race, I was kind of saving tires and I said ‘You know what, we‘ve got something to race with,’ but in the feature when I really called on it, it just wasn’t there. These guys prepare nice cars, but something just wasn’t quite right. We’ll figure it out and go from there. It was a great experience.”

 

Main Event Results at South Boston Speedway: 

Finishing Position

Driver 

Car Number

1

Tony Stewart

14

2

Greg Biffle

69

3

Bobby Labonte

18

4

Ryan Newman

39

5

Helio Castroneves

06

6

Tony Kanaan

6

7

Ernie Francis Jr.

5

8

Marco Andretti

98

9

Ryan Hunter-Reay

1

10

Peyton Sellers  

26

11

Michael Waltrip

15

12

Paul Tracy

3

 

Heat 2 Results at South Boston Speedway:

Finishing Position

Driver 

Car Number

1

Helio Castroneves

06

2

Marco Andretti

98

3

Ryan Newman

39

4

Tony Kanaan

6

5

Bobby Labonte

18

6

Tony Stewart

14

7

Michael Waltrip

15

8

Greg Biffle

69

9

Ernie Francis Jr.

5

10

Peyton Sellers

26

11

Ryan Hunter-Reay

1

12

Paul Tracy

3

 

Heat 1 Results at South Boston Speedway:

Finishing Position

Driver 

Car Number

1

Greg Biffle

69

2

Tony Stewart

14

3

Marco Andretti

98

4

Bobby Labonte

18

5

Ryan Hunter-Reay

1

6

Peyton Sellers

26

7

Ryan Newman

39

8

Ernie Francis Jr.

5

9

Tony Kanaan

6

10

Michael Waltrip

15

11

Helio Castoneves

06

12

Paul Tracy

3

 

Next Race: The Camping World SRX Series now heads to Stafford Motor Speedway on Saturday, July 2, 2022. Local Ringer Matt Hirschman will join Tony Stewart, Marco Andretti, Greg Biffle, Hailie Deegan, Bill Elliott, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Bobby Labonte, Ryan Newman, Paul Tracy, Michael Waltrip and Justin Marks. The action kicks off at 8 p.m. ET on CBS and will stream live on Paramount+.

SRX PR

White flag. Nick Hoffman with a near two-second lead. And suddenly, the car shut off.

 

The four-time and defending champion appeared to be on his way to a dominating eighth DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals victory of the season Saturday night when his NOS Energy Drink #2 lost power going down the backstretch coming to the checkers and brought out caution.

 

Under yellow, now coasted past the start/finish line, his lifeless car was pushed back to the pit area, surrendering the lead to second-place Lucas Lee before a green-white-checkered restart to settle the race.

 

Lee took off at the drop of the green and brought it home for his fifth career Summit Modified victory in the St. Louis Firecracker Faceoff finale at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55.

 

“When he slowed down, I thought he thought the checkered flag came out, and I thought, ‘Dude, we’ve got another lap,’” Lee said.

 

“I hate to win like that, but I was the next-fastest car.”

 

Back in the pits, a broken camshaft was the diagnosis from the Hoffman crew.

 

“I’ve had one break before, but I wasn’t racing; I was under caution, and it just shuts off,” Hoffman said. “First thing that went to my mind, it just shut off. It didn’t shake, it didn’t flutter, it doesn’t do anything. You just lose all ignition, basically.

 

“If it would’ve just made it to Turn 3, I probably would’ve made it back around and still won the race. It just wasn’t meant to be this weekend.”

 

Lee, of Paris, TN, had chances earlier in the race to gain on Hoffman and give him a run, but got held-up by traffic.

 

“He got pinned behind that lapped car and I started catching him,” Lee said. “I really got in there, and then he finally cleared that lapped car. Then, I got stuck behind him, but I felt like was there. “

 

Hoffman was beaten on-track Friday night by Rick Conoyer and Will Krup, when Hoffman said things just didn’t feel right with the car. He clearly had those issues worked out by Saturday, dominating the first 24 laps of the Feature, unchallenged.

 

“I think you’ve seen [the I-55 track surface change] a lot with the Late Model guys; they had to change their programs up too,” Hoffman said. “I talked to a lot of them guys to figure out which direction they were headed, and it was exactly the direction I wanted to go.”

 

UP NEXT

 

The Summit Modifieds get two days off before returning to action on Tuesday, June 28, at the revitalized Red Hill Raceway in Sumner, IL. If you can’t be at the track, watch it live on DIRTVision.

 

ABBREVIATED RESULTS (view full results)

 

Feature 25 Laps | 00:15:58.764

1. 12L-Lucas Lee[1]; 2. 18L-Michael Long[4]; 3. 36-Kenny Wallace[3]; 4. 25-Tyler Nicely[5]; 5. 05-Dave Wietholder[10]; 6. 14C-Rick Conoyer[9]; 7. 8-Kyle Steffens[7]; 8. 1D-Dean Hoffman[11]; 9. 23-Dylan Sharp[19]; 10. 4T-Jake Trebilcock[13]; 11. 130-Chase Allen[12]; 12. 1A-Steve Meyer Jr[18]; 13. 19-Trey Harris[16]; 14. 19C-Jimmy Cummins[15]; 15. 88-Chris Bolyard[20]; 16. 2-Nick Hoffman[2]; 17. 7-Tim Nash[21]; 18. J82-Treb Jacoby[6]; 19. 88T-Cody Thornhill[22]; 20. K9-Will Krup[8]; 21. 24D-Jesse Dill[14]; 22. 59R-Jacob Rexing[17]

 

DIRTcar Series PR

It's been a long time coming, but Burt Myers finally won a race in the Brad's Golf Car's Modified Series.

And not to be outdone, after Myers won the first 25-lap race, Jonathan Brown won the second 25-lap Modified race for his fourth win of season.

As for Myers, the 10-time points champion and 85-time winner, he had not won a race since June 26 of last year, the same weekend as the race he won on Saturday. To do it, Myers had to defeat 11-time champion and 94-time winner Tim Brown, who finished runner-up.

"I tell you, you get to wondering sometimes when it's coming back around," Myers said. "We have just not quit working. It's just satisfying that it's paying off. We've just been changing one thing after another. Then you get out in left field, and then you get behind home plate, you just kind of have to find a happy medium. And we finally found it."

Before Saturday's win, the best Myers had finished was fourth, and he did that four times.

"The car hasn't been terrible," he said. "You know, there were a handful of cars that were a little better than everybody else, but you had about 10 cars that were all equal. We just weren't in the right place at the right time.

"We've been really focusing on making the car fast. We could go sort of fast, but you had to really hustle to do it. Now we've got the car where if I want to hustle I can go really fast. So, whenever you can do that, that equals getting the pole - and in these twin 25s that's kind of the key to the win."

Things started well for Myers in qualifying. He had the fastest lap of the night at 13.141 seconds, which was the fastest lap by any Modified driver this season.

"You know when you get the pole in the twin 25 it's yours to lose at that point," Myers said. "And we had a good enough car that we just needed to be able to start there and get that inside position and get going. I was cautious at the beginning, and towards the end there, I started seeing how good of a car we had and started to pull away."

Jason Myers, Burt's brother, who started the night two points behind leader Brandon Ward for the points lead, finished third. Ward finished fourth and Jonathan Brown was fourth.

"You start wondering, are we going to win again?," Burt Myers said. "And you start wondering if it’s the car, if it’s us, if it’s whatever. And you have fans and you have people asking, 'What's wrong? What's going on? Why aren't you winning?' It starts playing on you, but the fact of it is we kept a positive attitude. 

"I've been doing this long enough that it comes in spurts, and we had about five years there where we couldn't do much wrong. And this year we can't do much right."

Jonathan Brown won the previous week, but he had to fight hard for his victory in the second race. Ward finished runner-up, followed by Chris Fleming, and Tim Brown. Jason Myers was ninth and Burt Myers was 10th.

"We've been very blessed -- four victories this year," Jonathan Brown said. "We didn't have the best car tonight. We thought we were way better than we were in qualifying. We just didn't have the speed we thought we did. The car rolled a good lap. It just didn't have any speed. For whatever reason we qualified eighth and finished fifth in that first race."

After Burt Myers drew 10 in the Madhouse Scramble, the field was inverted at that point and Jonathan Brown started sixth.

"I felt pretty good, but thought we'd maybe be third or fourth, to be honest with you," Jonathan Brown said. "It just all depends on what shakes out with the front row. Ultimately it ended up working out."

John Holleman IV, who also won last week in one of the twin 50-lap races, passed by Zach Brewer to claim the early lead in the second Modified race of the night. Jonathan Brown moved up behind Holleman in second, giving shot after shot to the bumper of Holleman.

Then on lap 22. Jonathan Brown was able to nudge Holleman outside and then dashed to the inside of Holleman in attempt to pass him. On the pass, Holleman shook and eventually ran into Junior Snow around turn 3.

"It took my car a few laps to get going there," Jonathan Brown said. "Once I got going I could I just run off, just run over the 69 (Holleman). His left-rear nerf bar was broke off the bumper and I kept hooking his rear bumper to my front bumper. I was afraid we were going to get tangled up."

There was a caution after the wreck, and Holleman got out of his car and approached Jonathan Brown's car.

"The main power switch in my car is basically just a little key," Jonathan Brown said. "And I've got it wired in there in case it ever fell out, but I cut my car off to talk to him there, and I told him I'd come talk to him after the race ended."

"He was talking somewhat civilized for a little bit there, and then he decided to reach down and grab my power key and rip it out of the car. He was trying to rip the wiring out of it so I couldn't finish the race, but I ultimately I got the key back in the thing and fired it up and went on to win the race."

The race continued and Jonathan Brown held on the last three laps for the win. Ward was second, followed by Chris Fleming and Tim Brown.

All eyes were on the 100-lap race in the McDowell Heating & Air Sportsman Series to see if Amber Lynn could take the outright lead for most wins by a female driver at Bowman Gray. Lynn won last week for her 11th win overall, tying her with Susan Kimel. However, it wasn't her night. She was eventually helped off into the pits and finished 15th.

But it was Michael Adams who won the race - his first win since June 12, 2012. To do so, he had to outlast Wesley Thompson.

"It feels like the monkey is off our back," Adams said. "The car was great tonight."

Adams took the lead on lap 57, and held it until lap 80. From there, Adams and points leader Tommy Neal started playing a game of chicken. There was restart after restart because the NASCAR officials didn't like the way Adams and Neal restarted.

"There at the end Tommy started playing games, I felt like," Adams said. "He said I wasn't giving him enough room. I told him he was trying to crowd me down. He ran over my right front and knocked the brake off. I raced him with respect, and I've got all the respect in the world for him. If he wants to play those games, I guess we will."

On the restart, Neal tried to get around Adams, but it appeared that Neal had a flat tire coming around turn 1 and had to go to the pits.

"We kept having caution after caution and wouldn't let the air pressure build up. It was actually making the car tighter. We needed a long green-flag run for the car to work like we wanted it to."

The race, which had double-file restarts the first eight cautions, went to a single-file restart when it resumed on lap 96. Adams pulled away to defeat Thompson. Zack Clifton was third, Zack Ore was fourth, and Justin Taylor was fifth.

"Wesley had a really good car tonight," Adams said. "I love racing with Wesley. He's a stand-up guy. His whole family is. I was glad to see him run up front. But he's always run me with respect. I've run him with respect and ended up tonight pretty good."

Christian Joyce picked up the win in the Law Offices of John Barrow Street Stock Series 20-lap race. Joyce, who won his fourth win of his career, had to withstand five cautions. including one on the next-to-last lap.

On the final lap, Joyce had a slight lead over Billy Gregg, who was tied with his son Nate for first place in the points standings, and extended it ever so slightly, but Gregg inched closer around Turn 4. Gregg was just behind Joyce, but he couldn't slide under Joyce for the win.

"I've got to thank Billy Gregg," Joyce said. "He ran me clean and he always has."

Nate Gregg finished third and Bryant Robertson was fourth.

The final race of the night was a 15-lap race in the Q104.1 Stadium Stock Series. Brandon Brendle, who was second place in the points standings behind leader A.J. Sanders, won for the third time this season.

Brandon Crotts was second, followed by Blaine Curry. Sanders was fourth and Chuck Wall was fifth.

Bowman Gray Stadium won’t hold any racing this Saturday in celebration of the Fourth of July weekend. Racing returns to the famed quarter-mile track on Saturday, July 9. The racing that night will be highlighted by the second 100-lap race of the season the Brad's Golf Cars Modified Series presented by Real Rock 105.7. In that race, the Fans' Challenge will be in effect, meaning the top four qualifiers in the Modified Series will have the opportunity to take the Fans' Challenge and go to the back of the field. If any of those drivers finish in the top four they will split a $6,000 prize pool.

In addition to the 100-lap Modified race on July 9, there will be double points in all four divisions. There will also be twin 20-lap races in the McDowell Heating & Air Sportsman series, a 20-lap race in the Law Offices of John Barrow Street Stock Series, and one or two 15-lap races in the Q104.1 Stadium Stock Series.

And to add to the tension, double points will be on the line for each race.

BGS Racing PR

Brett Kressley of Orefield, Pa. drove from 16th starting position and into the lead with a pass of Mark Kratz of Pennsburg, Pa. by lap 15, and went on to score a dominating win in the 30-lap T.P. Trailer NASCAR Modified feature race sponsored by the United Auto Workers Local 677 Saturday night at Grandview Speedway.

 

In the T.P. Truck Equipment NASCAR Sportsman 25-lap main event, Decker Swinehart of Fleetwood, Pa. made an outside turn four pass of Nathan Mohr of Reading, Pa. on lap eight to secure the lead, then race on to his first victory of the 2022 season and second of his Grandview Speedway career.

 

Both winners received bonus money from T.P. Trailers and Truck Equipment (Modified $300, Sportsman $200) in the race program that was part of the NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Racing Series.

 

The T.P. Trailer Modified feature began with Mark Kratz taking the lead at the drop of the green flag. Soon a great battle developed for the second spot between Dylan Swinehart of Fleetwood, Pa., and Bobby Gunther-Walsh of Allentown, Pa., followed by Eric Biehn of Barto, Pa. and Brett Gilmore of Kutztown, Pa. Another multi-car struggle between Kevin Graver Jr. of Lehighton, Pa, Kevin Hirthler of Boyertown, Pa., Jared Umbenhauer of Richland, Pa., and a fast-advancing Brett Kressley was raging behind those drivers for the remaining spots in the top ten.

 

The first of only two caution flags appeared on lap eleven, when second running Swinehart ran into troubles, getting sideways in turn three. Before he could correct his car in the tight battle for the top positions, several cars slid into the sideways Swinehart vehicle, taking out fourth running Biehn, sixth running Graver Jr. and tenth running Brad Grim of Coplay, Pa.

 

On the restart Kressley advanced from fourth to second and the battle was on between leader Kratz and Kressley, before Kressley made a low grove slider entering turn three on lap fifteen to secure a lead he would never surrender.

 

Action behind the lead cars continued to be intense as Hirthler, Doug Manmiller of Shoemakersville, Pa., Craig Von Dohren of Oley, Pa., Duane Howard of Oley, Pa., and Jeff Strunk o Boyertown, Pa. were all advancing toward the front of the field, battling each other for a top ten spot.

 

The final caution waved on lap 17, and by this time Kressley was leading a strong running Kratz, Gilmore, Manmiller up from 15th starting spot, Hirthler, Von Dohren up from 21st, Strunk up from 17th, Howard advancing from 13th and Tim Buckwalter of Douglassville, Pa. who had moved up to challenge from his 14th starting position.

 

Following the restart, Kressley pulled away to a safe advantage leaving a battle behind for second between Manmiller and Von Dohren, after they advanced several spots following the restart, and another two-car duel for fourth between Howard and Strunk.

 

With an extended period of green flag racing to the end of the race, Kressley reached some heavy traffic in the final five circuits, making some breath-taking moves past several lapped cars to race home to his third victory of the season and the 20th of his Grandview career.

 

Following Kressley to the checkered flag were Von Dohren, who was able to finally wrestle second away from Manmiller with just five laps to go but Kressley was already too far ahead by that time, Manmiller, Howard, Strunk, Buckwalter, Hirthler, Ryan Grim of Laurey’s Station, Pa. with a late charge, Gilmore, and Brad Arnold of Bethel, Pa.

 

Qualifying heat race wins for the 37 cars on hand were won by Kratz, Kressley, Hirthler and Ray Swinehart of Boyertown, Pa. Consolation wins went to Von Dohren and Michael Storms of Mohnton, Pa.

 

The T.P. Truck Equipment Sportsman feature saw Nathan Mohr take the lead at the start and set the pace for the first five circuits. Several early cautions kept regrouping the field, but there was some intense racing in between the slowdowns between Jesse Hirthler of Boyertown, Pa. and Swinehart for second, as well as Dylan Hoch of Mertztown, Pa., Jimmy Leiby of West Milford, N.J.  Dakota Kohler of Kutztown, Pa., and Kyle Smith of Fleetwood, Pa. all moving quickly toward the front of the field.

 

Following a lap seven restart, Swinehart, who was making the top groove work to advance positions, was able to grab the lead off turn four to lead by lap eight.

 

Swinehart continued to lead through several cautions and restarts while the action behind was still hot and heavy. A tangle involving Mohr and Hoch while they were both running up front was unfortunate, sending Mohr to the pits and Hoch to the back of the field to start over again.

 

Swinehart continued leading, with Jesse Hirthler, Kohler and Smith continuing to challenge each other for the top five spots. Following a lap eleven restart, Brian Hirthler of Green Lane, Pa. moved into the picture, moving up after starting in 20th position.

 

A restart with five laps remaining gave everyone a shot at the leader, but Swinehart was flawless in the final five laps to race home to his second career Grandview win. Swinehart became the eight different driver to score a T.P. Truck Equipment Sportsman win in nine race events so far this season.

 

Following Swinehart across the finish line were Jesse Hirthler, Brian Hirthler, Smith, Ryan Graver of Lehighton, Pa. who made a late race charge for a top five finish, Mike Stofflet of Mertztown, Pa., Hoch who rebounded after restarting at the back midway through the feature, Kohler, Leiby, and Colton Perry of Breinigsville, Pa.

 

Qualifying heat race wins for the 31 cars on hand were captured by Chris Esposito of Telford, Pa., Mohr, and Hunter Iatalese of Germansville, Pa., with Cody Manmiller of Philadelphia, Pa. winning the consolation.

 

The Outlaw Racing Series Vintage cars were on hand with the Modified and Sportsman powered cars competing together. Scott Schaffer was able to out-dual Wes Cassel to score the race win as the first Modified across the finish. Andy Cassel, who spun early in the event, rebounded for a second-place run followed by father Wes Cassel, Joe Medaglia who was credited with the win as first Sportsman across the line finishing in fourth, and rounding out the top five was Gage Phillips.

 

For the Independence Day Holiday, next Saturday, July 2, the T.P. Truck Equipment NASCAR Sportsman will be competing in the 52nd annual Firecracker 40 championship race starting at 7:30 pm. The program will also include the T.P. Trailer NASCAR Modifieds plus qualifying events leading to the 40-lap T.P. Truck Equipment Sportsman championship paying $2000 to win and the 30-lap T.P. Trailer Modified feature.

 

Pit gates will open at 4 pm. with grandstand gates opening at 5:30 pm. and warm-ups starting at 6:30 pm. Adult grandstand admission is $22, while children ages 6-11 are $10, and children ages 5 and under are admitted free of charge.

 

This Tuesday, June 28 will see the next NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series event, as the Pennsylvania 410 Sprint Car Speedweek Series Hodnett Cup $10,000 to win Sprint Car event will be run along with the 358 Modifieds chasing a $3000 payday starting at 7:30 pm.

 

On Tuesday, June 28, adult grandstand admission is $30, children ages 6-11 are $10 and children ages 5 and under are free of charge. Pit admission is $40, and a license is not required.

 

This will be the only 410 Sprint Car race of the season at Grandview and will be featuring the top drivers of the Pennsylvania Posse along with a few invaders. The last two seasons, NASCAR Cup Series Champion Kyle Larson has been the winner of the Speedweek event at Grandview.

 

UNITED AUTO WORKERS LOCAL 677 NIGHT – JUNE 25, 2022

 

T.P. TRAILER NASCAR MODIFIED FEATURE FINISH (30 laps): BRETT KRESSLEY, Craig Von Dohren, Doug Manmiller, Duane Howard, Jeff Strunk, Tim Buckwalter, Kevin Hirthler, Ryan Grim, Brett Gilmore, Brad Arnold, Mark Kratz, Cory Merkel, Ryan Beltz, Mike Lisowski, Dan Waisempacher, Michael Storms, Bobby Gunther-Walsh, Kevin Graver Jr., Carroll Hine III, Glenn Owens, Brad Grim, John Willman, Justin Grim, Dylan Swinehart, Eric Biehn, Jared Umbenhauer, Ray Swinehart, Craig Whitmoyer

DID NOT QUALIFY: Nate Brinker, Brad Brightbill, Darrin Schuler, Steve Swinehart, Chris Gambler, Jesse Leiby, Jordan Henn, Bobby Trapper Jr., Ron Haring Jr.

 

T.P. TRUCK EQUIPMENT NASCAR SPORTSMAN FEATURE FINISH (25 laps): DECKER SWINEHART, Jesse Hirthler, Brian Hirthler, Kyle Smith, Ryan Graver, Mike Stofflet, Dylan Hoch, Dakota Kohler, Jimmy Leiby, Colton Perry, Parker Guldin, Jesse Landis, Mike Schneck Jr., Logan Bauman, Hunter Iatalese, Adrianna Delliponti, Lex Shive, Nathan Mohr, Cody Manmiller, Josh Adams, Wayne Rotenberger, Mark Kemmerer, Joey Vaccaro, Chris Esposito

DID NOT QUALIFY: B.J. Joly, Nathan Horn, Mark Gaugler, Kenny Bock, Blake Reber, Kyle Hartzell, Tyler James

 

OUTLAW RACING SERIES VINTAGE FEATURE FINISH (15 laps): SCOTT SCHAFFER, Andy Cassel, Wes Cassel, Joe Medaglia, Gage Phillips, Bill Gerhart, Rich Carr, Curt Neiman, Matt Smith, Kevin Kuser, Todd Lapp, Tori Hall, Bobby Hall, Mike Stofflet, DNS- Rich Baker

 

UPCOMING EVENTS –

Tuesday, June 28 – NAPA Auto Parts THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES – Pennsylvania 410 Sprint Car Speedweek Series Hodnett Cup $10,000 to win, 358 Modifieds – 7:30 pm. 

Saturday, July 2 – T.P. Trailer NASCAR Modifieds, 52nd annual FIRECRACKER 40 for T.P. Truck Equipment NASCAR Sportsman $2000 to win – 7:30 pm.

Friday, July 8 – Outlaw Racing Series Enduro and Outlaw Racing Series Vintage – 7 pm

Saturday, July 9 – T.P. Trailer NASCAR Modifieds, T.P. Truck Equipment NASCAR Sportsman – 7:30 pm.

Saturday, July 16 – T.P. Trailer NASCAR Modifieds, T.P. Truck Equipment NASCAR Sportsman plus URC 360 Sprint Cars – 7:30 pm.

Grandview Speedway PR

Triple digit temperatures and 103 Micro Sprints graced the Delta Speedway presented by Valley Strong Credit Union for the second night of the Summer Sizzler on Saturday night. Brycen Roush of Riverdale completed a weekend sweep of Jr. Sprints while Stockton’s Caden Sarale, Dan Mognaga of Valley Springs, and Rancho Murieta’s Lucas Mauldin also earned coveted victories on the 1/7th mile dirt track.
 
The winged Super 600 competition attracted 24 entries with Sacramento’s Austin Wood leading qualifying over Sarale. Oregon’s Austin and Ashton Torgerson were heat race winners after entering the night separated by just one point the standings. Sarale was the other heat race winner. Kingsburg’s KJ Snow won the B-Feature.
 
The 30-lap feature paid $500 to win and lined up Wood on the pole alongside Sarale. Sarale immediately took possession of the top spot and led Wood for the entire distance. An extended red flag flew on lap 20 when Eric Botehlo had a significant fire in turn one. The driver was able emerge uninjured. Fresno’s Mattix Salmon finished third, while Stockton’s Nikko Panella advanced from 12th to finish fourth. His older brother Alex rounded out the top-five.
 
Non-Wing competition again led the pit area with 35 entries ready to battle. Braden Chiaramonte earned a surprise fast-time award. Four heat races were required for the large field, with victories again for Austin and Ashton Torgerson along with Wood and Atwater’s Tim Vaught. Jett Barnes of Visalia and Jeffrey Pahule of Brentwood split the 10-lap B-Mains.
 
Carsen Perkins led the 22-car field to green for 30 laps and $500-to-win. Vaught flipped on the backstretch for a red flag. Perkins led the first 13-laps with Nikko Panella in close pursuit. Panella and Perkins collided in turn four to bring out the caution flag on lap 13, dropping Perkins from the lead. Dan Mognaga, the 2011 Non-Wing track champion, took over the lead position and led Panella across the finish line. Chiaramonte finished third followed by Austin Torgerson and French Camp’s Sage Bordenave.
 
Restricted’s 22 entries were led by Arizona’s Quinn Thurein in time trials while heat races were scored by Kellan Harper, Brody Rubio, and Andrew Smith. Kelseyville’s Landyn Snider opened the 25-lap, $300-to-win feature from the lead position before a problem for Thurein brought out the caution.
 
Mauldin charged from seventh and grabbed the lead with an outside pass in turn four on lap 16. Mauldin and Snider raced side-by-side over a series of cautions. Snider fell back to fourth before a caution flew with one lap remaining. Mauldin faced off with Smith for the victory, with Smith diving low on the backstretch to take the lead in a one lap shootout. Mauldin knifed underneath him and beat him back to the line in a thrilling finish. Adrianna DeMartini finished third followed by Snider and Rubio.
 
Jr. Sprints had a season-best 22 of the youngest drivers at Delta Speedway in action which required six heat races. Races were won by Friday winner Brycen Roush, points leader Briggs Davis, Maci Smith, Maya Mauldin, Heston Stepps, and Braxon Vasconcellos.
 
Vasconcellos held the top position in the 20-lap main event for the first eight laps before Roush claimed the top spot. Roush completed a sweep of the weekend’s main events which paid a $250 bonus on top of the $200 to win the race. Vasconcellos finished second over Davis, Maya Mauldin, and Stepps.
 
Delta Speedway’s championship Micro Sprint season resumes on July 9th!
 
Delta Speedway Stockton thanks Valley Strong Credit Union, Hoosier Tire, Scully’s Air, Kludt Oil and Propane, Interstate Truck Center, Papé Kenworth, Van De Pol Petroleum, Hostile Wheels, Genova Bakery, Winner’s Bingo, Stubborn Rods, Solari’s Backhoe Service, and PMP Chassis for their support of the 2022 racing season.
 
For more information on Delta Speedway presented by Valley Strong Credit Union, follow us online at http://www.deltaspeedwaystockton.com or on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
 
Delta Speedway Results – June 25, 2022 Summer Sizzler Night #2
 
SUPER 600 (30 LAPS)
1. 24-Caden Sarale[2]; 2. 2-Austin Wood[1]; 3. 5-Mattix Salmon[6]; 4. 73-Nikko Panella[12]; 5. 12-Alex Panella[4]; 6. 02-Ashton Torgerson[9]; 7. 24X-KJ Snow[16]; 8. 05R-Brandon Riveira[13]; 9. 88-Austin Torgerson[10]; 10. 55-Jett Barnes[14]; 11. 21-Raio Salmon[5]; 12. 4-Jett Yantis[18]; 13. 44X-Jeffery Pahule[11]; 14. 19-Nate Matherly[15]; 15. 61-Nick Vanatta[19]; 16. (DNF) 24S-Cody Christensen[17]; 17. (DNF) 14-Eric Botelho[3]; 18. (DNF) 51-Dalton Parreira[7]; 19. (DNF) 30-Isabel Barnes[8]; 20. (DNF) 84-Deegan Irey[20]
 
NON-WING (30 LAPS)
1. 22-Dan Mognaga[4]; 2. 73-Nikko Panella[3]; 3. 73B-Braden Chiaramonte[6]; 4. 88-Austin Torgerson[9]; 5. 77-Sage Bordenave[2]; 6. 66X-Broedy Graham[5]; 7. 82-Caden Sarale[13]; 8. 2-Austin Wood[10]; 9. 02-Ashton Torgerson[11]; 10. 2C-Caden Stoll[8]; 11. 55B-Jett Barnes[17]; 12. 5-Mattix Salmon[20]; 13. 21-Cash Lovenburg[15]; 14. 4-Jett Yantis[7]; 15. 20-Dalton Hill[19]; 16. 74-Adam Elbert[14]; 17. 19-Tucker LaCaze[21]; 18. 35-Carsen Perkins[1]; 19. 2T-Taylor Mayhew[22]; 20. (DNF) 4G-Brian Gilbert[12]; 21. (DNF) 83V-Tim Vaught[16]; 22. (DNF) 44X-Jeffery Pahule[18]
 
RESTRICTED (25 LAPS)
1. 55X-Lucas Mauldin[7]; 2. 33-Andrew Smith[10]; 3. 9-Adrianna DeMartini[4]; 4. 2K-Landyn Snider[1]; 5. 25R-Brody Rubio[2]; 6. 5-Kellan Harper[9]; 7. 75-Josiah Vega[5]; 8. 95-Nathan Ward[8]; 9. 66B-Blayden Graham[3]; 10. 77K-Kyle Fernandez[21]; 11. 58C-Clay Mibach[14]; 12. 4K-Khloe Cotton[18]; 13. 10P-Peyton Whitehouse[6]; 14. 09N-AJ Neilson[11]; 15. 20-Otto Perreira[19]; 16. 76-TK OBrien[17]; 17. 29V-Vito Celli `[20]; 18. 25A-Bradley Anderson[13]; 19. (DNF) 8-Alissa Lewis[22]; 20. (DNF) 98-Hayden Stepps[12]; 21. (DNF) 21-Mickelina Monico[15]; 22. (DNF) 7-Quinn Thurein[16]
 
JR SPRINTS (20 LAPS)
1. 17B-Brycen Roush[4]; 2. 13V-Braxon Vasconcellos[1]; 3. 96-Briggs Davis[5]; 4. 55X-Maya Mauldin[2]; 5. 98-Heston Stepps[3]; 6. 5-Jace Thurein[10]; 7. 9D-Tyce Domingos[9]; 8. 14Q-Quentin Hagopian[13]; 9. 38J-Jackson Tardiff[11]; 10. 12-Haven Sherman[8]; 11. 117-Alex Ranuio[22]; 12. 66B-Maci Smith[7]; 13. 3D-David Anderson[20]; 14. 16C-Colin Reynolds[14]; 15. 51-Porter Zachary[12]; 16. 26-Dylan Silva[21]; 17. 110-Cole Hart[18]; 18. (DNF) 17M-Mackcen Roush[6]; 19. (DNF) 11K-Kyle Klagenberg[15]; 20. (DNF) 25DD-Samantha Dozier[17]; 21. (DNF) 55-Jayden Carey[16]; 22. (DNF) 24N-Nathan Fernandez[19]

Delta Speedway PR

The return of the POWRi National Midget Series returned to Macon Speedway Saturday night as part of a week-long event in the state known as Illinois Speedweek. One of the hot drivers on the circuit has been Cannon McIntosh of Bixby, Oklahoma. Already with wins during the week, McIntosh was flying around the 1/5th mile of Macon Speedway during the 30-lap feature race. Only caution flags were slowing him down as he led the race wire-to-wire and took the top prize on Saturday.

 

The Engler Machine & Tool POWRi Micro Sprint Series Presented by Bailey Chassis saw seventh-place starter TJ Smith came on strong with two laps to go to take the win from Jeremy Camp. Camp, a Macon regular, was pulling strong in search of another feature win, but a restart changed things. Smith caught on fast on the bottom and made the pass. The driver from California took his first Macon Speedway checkered flag.

 

Nick Macklin made it two in a row at Macon Speedway in the 51 Bistro Street Stocks as he passed Rudy Zaragoza for the lead on the seventh lap and held off Terry Reed and Bobby Beiler to the finish. Beiler made it very close at the finish with the bottom side turn out of the final corner. Beiler moved to second place on the finish and challenged for the lead as the race hit the end.

 

The Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Model feature was not able to be run on Saturday night as impending storms threatened the race and the conclusion of the night. Drivers and track officials agreed that the race could be made up another time to save from starting and stopping the event. It was a good decision. Just minutes following the conclusion of the Micro Sprint feature, the clouds opened and the rains fell. A double-feature night for the Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models will be announced soon.

 

The Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models will have plenty to do next Saturday with a 40-lap feature race as part of the Midwest Big Ten Series. It will be part of the 95Q/Dynagraphics Firecracker 40s Presented by the Decatur Area Convention & Visitors Bureau. Along for the program will be the BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds in a Midwest Big Ten Series event and a 40-lap feature, the 51 Bistro Street Stocks, Pro Modifieds, Micro Sprints Presented by Bailey Chassis, the Hornets and a huge fireworks display!

 

The following evening will lead to July 3rd and the UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals event at Lincoln Speedway with $5,000-to-win for the Super Late Models. The Summit Equipment Modifieds series will also be at Lincoln and they'll also have the 305 Sprint Cars at the track.

 

FEATURE RUNDOWNS (Top 10’s)

 

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League

 

  1. 08-Cannon McIntosh[Bixby, OK]; 2. 97K-Kaidon Brown[Sydney, NSW]; 3. 21K-Karter Sarff[Mason City, IL]; 4. 01-Bryant Wiedeman[Colby, KS]; 5. 11A-Andrew Felker[Carl Junction, MO]; 6. 51B-Joe B Miller[Millersville, MO]; 7. 5-Gavan Boschele[Mooresville, NC]; 8. 87-Jace Park[Overland Park, KS]; 9. 97-Brenham Crouch[Lubbock, TX]; 10. 56N-Jake Neuman[New Berlin, IL]

 

POWRi Engler Machine & Tool Micros By Bailey Chassis

 

  1. 8G-TJ Smith[Fresno, CA]; 2. 23-Jeremy Camp[Sullivan, IL]; 3. 3-Cole Schroeder[Bozeman, MT]; 4. 65E-Chad Elliott[Cottage Hills, IL]; 5. 51B-Joe B Miller[Millersville, MO]; 6. 97-Scotty Milan[Fort Collins, CO]; 7. 63-Colton Key[Fresno, CA]; 8. 14-Kurt Westerfield[Belleville, IL]; 9. 55H-Hayden Harvey[Warrensburg, IL]; 10. 8W-Breanna Wirth[Waterloo, IL]

 

51 Bistro Street Stocks

 

  1. 16-Nick Macklin[Argenta, IL]; 2. 17-Bobby Beiler[Blue Mound, IL]; 3. 11-Terry Reed[Cerro Gordo, IL]; 4. 67-Rudy Zaragoza[Jacksonville, IL]; 5. 2Z-Andy Zahnd[White Heath, IL]; 6. 4-Zach Clark[Illiopolis, IL]; 7. 21R-Dustin Reed[Decatur, IL]; 8. D7-Carter Dart[Springfield, IL]; 9. (DNF) 21-Jaret Duff[Maroa, IL]; 10. (DNF) 44J-Jeremy Madsen[Pawnee, IL]

 

Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models

 

Postponed To A Date TBA

Macon Speedway PR

It’s been since the 2008 season since 2006 Limited Late Model Champions Austin Hubbard of Bridgeville, DE has visited Virginia Is For Racing Lovers victory lane at Virginia Motor Speedway,  this time Hubbard did it in the Victory lap Pro Late Model division. Hubbard would grab the lead from his outside starting position on would lead flag to flag to pick up the win and also take over the points lead.

 

“It feels so good to be back in victory lane here, it feels like a family reunion. This track has been the raciest track in the country this year, with two and three wide the norm,” commented Hubbard in Virginia Is For Racing Lovers victory lane.

 

It may show in the results that Hubbard led every lap and that it was a cake walk, but that was not the case, as Matthew Hildebrand reeled in Hubbard with five laps to go. Once Hubbard saw the nose of Hildebrand’s nose, he increased the pace to keep his slim lead all the way to the checkers. Rounding out the top five were Hildebrand, Ray Love, Jr., Jeremy Pilkerton, and Chuck Bowie.

 

It only took four laps for Tim Shelton of Fredericksburg, VA to work his way from eighth to the lead in the Truckin Thunder Sportsman 25 lap feature. Shelton passed Steve Causey of Smithfield, VA on lap 4 and never looked back to take his third win in a row and third in a row. Causey, Matt Meads, fifteenth starting Billy Adkins, and James Givens rounded out the top five.

 

In the Budweiser Modified 25 lap feature Rick Hulson of Glen Burnie, MD worked his way from his seventh place starting position to take the lead on lap 13 from then leader Brent Bordeaux of Fredericksburg, VA. Once out front Hulson benefited from the battle for second on back and pulled to a comfortable lead. Behind him Bordeaux, fast qualifier Chase Butler, Jeff Solinger and Joey Polevoy waged a three wide battle at times for second. Butler would end up with second after a battle with Bordeaux with laps winding down. Butler, Bordeaux, Joey Polevoy, and Jeff Solinger rounded out the top 5.

 

Twelve hours before visiting Virginia Is For Racing Lovers victory lane in the Collision One Limited Stock Car 20 lap feature, Johnny Brooks of Aylett, VA was in the hospital emergency room for something in his eye and kidney stones. That didn’t keep him from holding off Brian Maxey for his first victory of 2022. Brooks took the lead from Raymond Harper with a pass on the outside of turn 4, grabbing the lead by inches. Once out front brooks held off several challenges for the lead before taking the victory with a comfortable lead. Rounding out the top five were Maxey, Harper, Cory Bradley, and Ryan Hutchens.

 

The speedway will take the Independence Day weekend off and return to racing Saturday, July 9, and host Gloucester S.T.A.R. Kids Night and week 4 of Dirt Series Championship weekly racing. The night will feature all four of the speedway’s weekly division in action.

 

Spectator and competitor gates for Saturday, July 9 will open at 5 PM with on-track action starting at 5:45 PM, and features starting at 7 PM.

 

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads area.

 

Race fans can go to www.vamotorspeedway.com to view the complete schedule Virginia Motor Speedway’s 2022 season, find detailed event information, get the latest news, and get complete ticket and camping information. In addition, fans can get social with Virginia Motor Speedway by following @vamotorspeedway on Twitter, clicking "Like" at www.facebook.com/VaMotorSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/VaMotorSpeedway.

 

MEDIA CONTACT: DAVE SEAY (804) 758-1867 OR (804) 357-7223

 

RACE RESULTS FOR SATURDAY JUNE 25, 2022:

 

Victory Lap Pro Late Model (30 Laps): 1. 38B-Austin Hubbard[2]; 2. 96-Matthew Hildebrand[1]; 3. 08-Ray Love Jr[3]; 4. 8-Jeremy Pilkerton[4]; 5. 14C-Chuck Bowie[12]; 6. 51-Jerry Barker[6]; 7. 10-Matt Ashworth[10]; 8. 71-Davis Lipscombe[7]; 9. 29H-Vaughan Haywood[11]; 10. 38-Nicolas Love[5]; 11. 0-Chase Burrow[9]; 12. 37-Bud Stinson[14]; 13. 28-Tyler Dettor[8]; 14. 1-Jaden Kern[13]

 

Fast Qualifier: Jeremy Pilkerton – 19.339 seconds

 

Truckin Thunder Sportsman (25 laps): 1. 55-Tim Shelton[8]; 2. 9-Steve Causey[1]; 3. 23-Matt Meads[2]; 4. 16-Billy Adkins[15]; 5. 8-James Givens[5]; 6. 92-Wesley Givens[4]; 7. 01X-Adam Breeden[9]; 8. 101-Tony Breeden[11]; 9. 47-Hunter Wright[6]; 10. 92S-Todd Meredith[16]; 11. 57-Robert Miller[18]; 12. 01-Tommy Upshaw[10]; 13. 89-Rob Jenkins[7]; 14. 74-Jim Grady JR[13]; 15. 30-Jospeh Millen[17]; 16. 45-William Baker[14]; 17. 76-John Morgan[12]; 18. 25-Tyler Shipp[3]

 

Fast Qualifier: Tim Shelton – 21.301 seconds

 

Budweiser Modified (25 laps): 1. 18-Rick Hulson[7]; 2. 11-Chase Butler[6]; 3. 40-Brent Bordeaux[1]; 4. 51-Joey Polevoy[5]; 5. 7+7-Jeff Solinger[3]; 6. 10S-Tim Schulte[2]; 7. 48-Lance Grady[4]; 8. 814-Samuel Lamborgini[9]; 9. 75-Kelly Barricks[10]; 10. 55-Jason Sage[8]; 11. 21J-Curtis Mason[11]; 12. X-Rusty Harmon[12]

 

Fast Qualifier: Chase Butler – 20.611 seconds

 

Collision One Limited Stock Car (20 laps): 1. 7-Johnny Brooks[3]; 2. 5-Brian Maxey[8]; 3. 55-Raymond Harper[2]; 4. 41-Cory Bradley[4]; 5. 14H-Ryan Hutchens[10]; 6. 21-Jacob Buie[5]; 7. 14-Brandon Bowler[7]; 8. 25-John Hankins Jr[11]; 9. 10-Ernie Dettbarn[6]; 10. 32M-Chris Champion[13]; 11. 26-James Givens[12]; 12. 85-WL Johnston[15]; 13. 92-Kacey Gordan[9]; 14. 08-Chad Champion[18]; 15. 40-Paige Vassallo[17]; 16. 59-Carl Hazelwood[14]; 17. 01-Trent Clemans[1]; 18. 39-Cole Johnston[16]

 

Fast Qualifier: Brian Maxey – 22.596 seconds

VMS PR

Harrison Burton and the No. 21 DEX Imaging Mustang are set to start 26th in Sunday’s Ally 400 at Nashville Superspeedway.

Burton turned a lap at 157.133 miles per hour in Saturday’s qualifying session on the 1.3-mile concrete oval.
 
In an extended, 50-minute practice session on Friday, he had a best lap at 157.989 mph, which he posted on the 14th of the 39 laps he ran.
 
Sunday’s Ally 400 is set to get the green flag just after 5 p.m. Eastern Time with TV coverage on NBC. Stage breaks are set for Laps 90 and 185 of the 300-lap race.

WBR PR

On a race day in Nashville where the temperatures inside the race cars were over 130 degrees, Toyota driver Trevor Bayne finished second in Saturday afternoon’s NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) race. Bayne was followed to the checkered flag by his Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Ty Gibbs in fourth and fellow GR Supra driver Jeffrey Earnhardt in seventh.

 

Toyota Racing Post-Race Recap

NASCAR Xfinity Series

Nashville Superspeedway

Race 15 of 33 – 250.04 miles, 188 laps

 

TOYOTA FINISHING POSITIONS

 

1st, Justin Allgaier*

2nd, TREVOR BAYNE

3rd, Riley Herbst*

4th, TY GIBBS

5th, Sam Mayer*

7th, JEFFREY EARNHARDT

11th, BRANDON JONES

32nd, NATALIE DECKER

19th, JJ YELEY

*non-Toyota driver


 

TOYOTA QUOTES

TREVOR BAYNE, No. 18 Devotion Nutrition Toyota GR Supra, Joe Gibbs Racing

Finishing Position: 2nd

How was your race overall and how were you able to come from the back twice to score and second-place finish?

“It’s really hard to win a race when you go to the back twice. We drove to second twice, from the back. The second stage, we came in with Riley (Herbst) and hit a pit crew member, not intentionally, but it can happen. Then fell back to 15th and drove back to second. Then we had a loose wheel and had to go to the very back and drove back and was catching (Justin) Allgaier. He’s my buddy, Gator, congrats to him. Happy for him, but man, I wanted to win that guitar and win here at Nashville. I feel like we did everything right on the car and feel like I did everything right behind the wheel. We have to clean up the mistakes and we’re going to win because it takes every piece of this deal. But thankful to be here, but it’s perspective. I used to be mad and I’m still mad, but with perspective being happy to be here.”

 

TY GIBBS, No. 54 Monster Energy Toyota GR Supra, Joe Gibbs Racing

Finishing Position: 4th

How strong was your race car today?

“I think we had a really fast Monster Energy Toyota Supra. I can’t thank TRD enough and all my guys. We just got hit there and got a little damage on our left front there and kind of hurt us the rest of the race. Overall, a good day. I’ll take it. I thought we had a shot at the win, but the 7 (Justin Allgaier) was good and congratulations to him and that team. We’ll just have to hammer down and keep going. Road America is next month and if you think this is hot, we’ll move on to Road America and somehow it gets hot in Wisconsin.”

 

What was your point of view when you were spun out from Sam Mayer?

“He (Sam Mayer) just packed air on my left rear and I got out there and he drove into me. It’s just part of it. Hopefully we learned from it and we don’t have to go through that again. I’ve done that mistake too with the 39 (Ryan Sieg) at the beginning of the year. It’s just part of it, part of the learning experience. But overall, thank you to my guys. Thank you to Chris Gayle (crew chief), my guys, Toyota, TRD, Monster Energy – so many people that helped. Hopefully we can hammer down at Road America.”

 

Will you and Sam Mayer talk about what happened?

“I don’t know, it’s just part of it. It’s a learning experience. We’re both the same age so we’ll see what happens.”

 

How was your car overall?

“We had a very fast Monster Energy Toyota Supra. Just got hit there, got aero-packed there and got too loose and got drove into. I got damage, left front damage there and that hurt us there and we got tighter. But it’s part of it and overall it was a good day. All the Supras were fast today. My teammate finished second and I know Brandon (Jones) was on a different cycle, but we were all running up front. Good day, good way to improve. We’ll just keep going

TRD PR

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