Twin Cities / Richmond Doubleheader Info
With only 3 of the first 8 scheduled races completed, BOSS now aims for a doubleheader weekend. Friday night, June 21st is the "Jason Soudrette Memorial" event at Twin Cities Raceway Park. Saturday, the tour returns to Richmond Raceway in Kentucky, the site of one of last season's most exciting main events!
Dallas Hewitt currently leads the way in the 2019 standings, but Matt Westfall has a win and a runner-up under his belt placing him 2nd in the current standings. Dustin Ingle, Justin Owen and Michael Fischesser round out the top 5.
This weekend's events begin the 2019 Hoosier only - 4 corner tire rule. The tire rule is open to ANY Hoosier Race Tire.
On Friday at Twin Cities Raceway Park in North Vernon, Indiana, we will honor the memory of Jason Soudrette. Jason ran both events when BOSS kicked off in 2011 at then K-C Raceway (Atomic Speedway) and Wayne County Speedway. He was always vocal and a proud supporter of our race tour. We are proud to have his event back on our schedule in 2019.
Gates will open at 3 pm Friday at Twin Cities with hot laps at 6 pm and racing at 7. General admission will be $20 with pit passes $35. Transponder rental will be $5 and mufflers are NOT needed. On Saturday at Richmond, pit gates will open at 1 pm with hot laps at 5 pm. General admission is $20 with kids 12 and under free. Pit passes are $35 with kids 6-12 just $15 in the pit area. Transponder rental will be $10 and again, NO mufflers required. Both events are the standard $1500 to win / $250 to start programs. Complete payout is: 1500, 900, 700, 600, 500, 450, 400, 375, 350, 325, 300, 290, 280, 270, 260, 250, 250, 250, 250, 250. There are also 6 bonus awards worth $50 each per night along with heat race pay for the top 4 finishers. Please thank our sponsors listed below for the help with the heat and bonus money.
All Star Performance Products - Watervliet, MI
All Pro Cylinder Heads - Johnstown, OH
Apple Metal Polishing - Eldorodo, OH
The Bridge Restaurant - Sidney, OH
Cowen Truck Line - Perrysville, OH
Hoosier Tire Midwest - Brownsburg, IN
TCB Speed - Noblesville, IN
Performance Powder Coating - Russia, OH
This weekend's official hotel is the Days Inn in Seymour, Indiana who has provided a special rate of $50 plus tax for teams and fans. Be sure to ask for the BOSS racer's rate when booking. The hotel phone number is 812-405-1342. In the event of bad weather, rooms can be canceled with no fee. They only ask that you cancel rooms by Friday at noon.
BOSS Set To Try Again at Fremont
Four of the first seven events of 2019 BOSS season have been claimed by mother nature. That list includes one wash out at Fremont Speedway on May 4th. This Saturday night, the traditional wingless sprint cars will try once again at the historic Sandusky County Fairgrounds 1/3 mile dirt oval. The first 3 completed events have been won by Matt Westfall, Nick Bilbee and Luke Hall.
Dallas Hewitt, aboard the Todd Keen owned #18, is the current points leader over Westfall. Hewitt was runner-up in the opening round at Atomic and followed that up with 7th place and 5th place runs at Lawrenceburg Speedway and Moler Raceway Park. Westfall sits in the second spot after winning at Atomic, he was eliminated in a crash at Lawrenceburg, but rebounded for a runner-up finish to Hall at Moler. Dustin Ingle, Justin Owen and Michael Fischesser round out the current top 5 in the standings. Cody Gardner, Dustin Webber, Kory Crabtree, Mike Miller and Steve Little complete the top 10. The 11-15 spots belong to Matt Cooley, Ben Knight, Parker Frederickson, Bill Rose and Shawn Westerfeld.
Gates will open at 4 pm on Saturday. General admission is $15 with seniors admitted for $13. Kids age 10-15 are admitted for $10 while kids 9 and under are free. Pit passes will be $30. Joining BOSS for Fort Ball Pizza Palace night will be the 305 winged sprints and the Fremont dirt trucks.
For teams competing, Hooiser Race Tire has graciously extended the "open tire" burn off period for this event. Rain or shine this Saturday, the 4 corner Hoosier rule will go into effect NEXT weekend (June 21-22) with the doubleheader weekend at Twin Cities and Richmond. NO MUFFLERS are required for BOSS at Fremont. Teams are required to use the Westhold (yellow) transponders. As always at Fremont, they will be available to rent for just $5. Cars will draw into heat race groups, then time trial during their hot lap session.
This event will be the standard purse as follows: 1500, 900, 700, 600, 500, 450, 400, 375, 350, 325, 300, 290, 280, 270, 260, 250, 250, 250, 250, 250. Heat races will pay the top 4 as follows: 40, 30, 20, 10. There are also 6 bonus awards up for grabs courtesy of sponsors listed below. PLEASE let them know you appreciate their support of BOSS. Also, this 4th event now changes the tow bonus program to the current 2019 point standings. All top 15 drivers are guaranteed $300 to start the main event or $150 tow money if they fail to start the main.
Special THANK YOU goes out to our heat and bonus sponsors:
TCB Speed - Noblesville, IN
Hoosier Tire Midwest - Brownsburg, IN
Performance Powder Coating - Russia, OH
All Star Performance - Watervliet, MI
Mark Cole Insurance - Austintown, OH
All Pro Cylinder Heads - Johnstown, OH
Apple Metal Polishing - Eldorodo, OH
Cowen Truck Line - Perrysville, OH
The Bridge Restaurant - Sidney, OH
Hall Takes BOSS Win at Moler
Driving the Jon Nelson number 9N, Luke Hall picked up the feature win last night as the BOSS sprint cars made their return to the new Moler Raceway Park near Williamsburg, Ohio. Hall was fast all night with a convincing win in his heat race and a hard charge from 5th to win the main event. It was not without some controversy though, as passing Landon Simon for the lead on a restart, heavy contact was made with Simon executing a high series of tumbles into the turn 2 fencing. He emerged unhurt.
The racing almost didn't happen. Mother nature made a valiant attempt to take her 5th win of 2019 on the tour. Rain began falling shortly before 6 pm and persisted until after 7:30. New Moler promoter, Brad McCown, courageously went forward with the show, as many race fans sat patiently in their vehicles in the parking lot. As the rain let up, and over an hour late, sprint cars began engine heat as a light mist continued to fall. As the cars began hot lapping, the fans filed into the 1/4 mile facility and were rewarded with some of the most exciting action in sprint car racing!
A slim BOSS car count of 20 cars were on hand. A week straight of Indiana racing took its toll on some teams and undoubtedly, the threatening weather also kept some away. However, three solid heats and an incredible 25 lap A-Main was worth more than the price of admission and it allowed the entire show, with 5 divisions, to be run in under 3 hours!
Heat race wins were taken by Kory Crabtree, Hall and Landon Simon. The redraw found Crabtree on the pole with Dustin Ingle alongside. Mike Miller and Cody Gardner would start from row 2 after both had impressive heat race runner-up performances. The star-crossed pair of Hall and Simon rolled off from row 3.
Ingle grabbed the lead from the holeshot and would lead early. Two yellows would slow the action in the first 6 laps. The lap 7 restart was worth the price of admission alone as cars were 3 wide down the backstretch, creating a slider-fest in turns 3 and 4. Hall and Simon knifed their way through the field with Simon wrestling the lead from Ingle on lap 10. The field would stay green until a lap 17 caution for a four car tangle that eliminated fine runs by Mike Miller and Kory Crabtree.
With 8 laps remaining, the order was Simon, Hall, Matt Westfall, Ingle, and Dallas Hewitt making up the top 5. With the green in the air, Hall decided it was time to make his move and drove the car in hard and deep to try to make the pass on Simon. The two made contact with Simon flipping in a spectacular sequence, destroying the car. Thankfully he emerged unhurt under the supervision of the Lawrenceburg Speedway Safety Crew and director Bobby Gompf. Simon marched directly to the stopped machine of Hall to discuss the incident further.
With the final green flag run underway, it became Matt Westfall as the new threat. He was able to pull the Marshall 33M within a car length on a few occasions, but Hall was excellent entering some light traffic to pick up the win. Westfall was second, followed by Ingle. Justin Owen charged from 14th to 4th to earn The Bridge Restaurant "Hard Charger" award. Dallas Hewitt completed the top 5 in the Keen 18 entry. The rest of the top 10 included Paul Dues, Cody Gardner, Ben Knight, Michael Fischesser and Bryan Nuckles.
Our hats off to Brad McCown and the Moler crew. With racing action not getting started until roughly 9 pm and 5 classes on hand, the sprint feature was over at roughly 11 pm. The final checkered of the night waved at 12:15. With questionable weather all week, the race track was in tip-top shape and provided more than its fair share of thrills.
BOSS is back in action next Saturday night, June 15th, at Fremont Speedway. We'd also like to send along some get well wishes to 2 of our drivers absent from last night's action. 2018 series runner-up, Ty Tilton, is down with some effects from a crash a while back. And 2019 BOSS rookie driver, Korbyn Hayslett, took a nasty tumble Thursday night in Indiana. We wish both speedy recoveries and hope to see everyone at Fremont!
TCB Speed - Heat 1: 1. 60-Kory Crabtree ; 2. 2DI-Dustin Ingle ; 3. 44-Michael Fischesser ; 4. 33M-Matt Westfall ; 5. 16K-Ben Knight ; 6. 87-Paul Dues ; 7. wee34-Parker Frederickson
Hoosier Race Tire - Heat 2: 1. 9N-Luke Hall ; 2. 9G-Cody Gardner ; 3. 19-Matt Cooley ; 4. 53-Steve Little ; 5. 4J-Justin Owen ; 6. 99-Cale Stinson ; 7. 43w-Callie Wolsiffer
Performance Powder Coating - Heat 3: 1. 24-Landon Simon ; 2. 82-Mike Miller ; 3. 18-Dallas Hewitt ; 4. 9-Dustin Webber ; 5. 31-Buddy Lowther ; 6. 59-Bryan Nuckles
25 Lap - A Main: 1. 9N-Luke Hall ; 2. 33M-Matt Westfall ; 3. 2DI-Dustin Ingle ; 4. 4J-Justin Owen ; 5. 18-Dallas Hewitt ; 6. 87-Paul Dues ; 7. 9G-Cody Gardner ; 8. 16K-Ben Knight ; 9. 44-Michael Fischesser ; 10. 59-Bryan Nuckles ; 11. 9-Dustin Webber ; 12. 53-Steve Little ; 13. 31-Buddy Lowther ; 14. 43w-Callie Wolsiffer ; 15. 99-Cale Stinson ; 16. 24-Landon Simon ; 17. 82-Mike Miller ; 18. 60-Kory Crabtree ; 19. wee34-Parker Frederickson ; 20. 19-Matt Cooley
Hoosier Race Tire Bonus - Dallas Hewitt, Matt Westfall & Michael Fischesser
The Bridge Restaurant - Hard Charger - Justin Owen +10
Apple Metal Polishing - Lucky Pill Draw - Paul Dues
Cowen Truck Line - Hard Luck Award - Landon Simon
All Pro Cylinder Heads - Perseverance Award - Justin Owen
All Star Performance - Sweet Move Award - Kory Crabtree
BOSS Returns to Moler Friday 6/7
It's been a rough start to the 2019 race season for the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series. Rain has claimed 4 of the firsst 6 events. Fortunately, 2 of the aforementioned rainouts are being rescheduled. Matt Westfall won the opener at Atomic Speedway on April 13th and Nick Bilbee won the Lawrenceburg Speedway event on May 18th.
Now the tour is set to make a return to the new Moler Raceway Park this Friday, June 7th, under the direction of new promoter, Brad McCown. BOSS had one previous event there in 2015 when the rain came during the second heat race. What promised to be some of the best racing of the season, with 34 cars in the lineup, was washed out. McCown, has hosted the tour since 2015 at his Atomic Speedway and is in his first season at Moler Raceway Park. Within minutes of his lease agreement being signed, the contract was formed to bring BOSS back to Moler!
Gates will open at 4 pm on Friday with hot laps at 7 and racing at 8. Adult general admission is $15 with seniors and vets admitted for $12. Kids 10 and under are free. Pit passes will be $30. Just like at Atomic, McCown graciously provides kids pit pass breaks at $20 for ages 6-10 and kids 5 and under are free on the pit side.
For competing teams, this event will be the standard purse of $1,500 to win and $250 to start. This event will be run under the OPEN TIRE rule. The Hoosier only rule will go into effect AFTER we have completed a third event. There are no registration fees or entry fees with BOSS. The Moler Raceway does NOT have a scoring loop, so for this event, heat race lineups will be by pill draw, staggered, from the draw sheet. NO MUFFLERS are required for this race.
Don't forget to support and thank our sponsors who provide heat race cash and bonus awards, including:
The Bridge Restaurant of Sidney, Ohio
Apple Metal Polishing of Eldorodo, OH
Cowen Truck Line of Perrysville, OH
All Pro Cylinder Heads of Johnstown, OH
All Star Performance of Watervliet, MI
Mark Cole Insurance of Austintown, OH
TCB Speed of Noblesville, IN
Performance Powder Coating of Russia, OH
Hoosier Tire Midwest of Brownsburg, IN
BOSS Set To Make Historic Oakshade Debut
It all began on June 25, 1976 at Oakshade Raceway when Fred Linder won the opening night main event over his brother, Jim Linder, for winged sprint cars on the 3/8 mile oval. Ron Semelka, Ed Meier, and Jim Ehrsam were the original owners of the 3/8 mile dirt oval loacted near Wauseon, Ohio. The track was built with sprint cars in mind along with a 6 cylinder class as a support division. And there was no better location for a dirt track, as the "Father" of dirt track racing, Barney Oldfield, was born there in 1878!
Sprint cars of some sort (410, 360 or 305) were a regular feature until around the turn of the millenium. Now, after nearly 20 years, the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series is proud to bring the oldest race cars on the planet back to Barney Odlfield's hometown race track! This Saturday, June 1st, BOSS will not only bring sprint cars back, but it will be the first ever non wing show there. "It only took me 8 years working on them", said BOSS promoter Aaron Fry. He added, "Pam Henricks and I had an annual conversation and she repeatedly promised that when the time was right, they would go with us......and 2019 became the right time."
Defending tour champion, Bill Rose, from Plainfield, Indiana will lead the BOSS field into this event. He has a 20 point lead over Dallas Hewitt who is followed by 2015 & 2016 champion, Shawn Westerfeld. Matt Westfall and Michael Fischesser round out the top 5. The rest of the top 10 includes Lee Underwood, Dustin Ingle, Justin Owen, Cody Gardner and Dustin Webber. The 11-15 spots are Kory Crabtree, 2014 champion Mike Miller, Matt Cooley, Korbyn Hayslett and last year's series runner-up, Ty Tilton.
The UMP late models, Bombers and Compacts will join what promises to be a large field of traditional sprint cars. Gates will open at 4pm with hot laps at 6 and racing at 7. General admission for ages 12 and up is just $14 with kids age 6-11 just $5. Children 5 and under are free. Pit passes are only $25.
For teams competing, the tire rule remains open through this event. We will be using the yellow Westhold transponders that will be available to rent for $10. There are never any membership fees or entry fees to race with BOSS. Mufflers are NOT required for this race. The standard event payout will be as follows: 1500, 900, 700, 600, 500, 450, 400, 375, 350, 325, 300, 290, 280, 270, 260, 250, 250, 250, 250, 250. We will start 20 cars in the main event, however, we do pro-rate the field. If there are 30-39 cars entered, the A-Main field increases to 22 starters. If there are 40+ cars entered, we will start 24 cars.
Heat race money and bonus money is also up for grabs thanks to TCB Speed, Hoosier Race Tire, Performnace Powder Coating, All Star Performance, All Pro Cylinder Heads, Cowen Truck Line, Apple Metal Polishing, The Bridge Restaurant, NAPA Auto Parts and Mark Cole Insurance Agency.
Make plans now to knock this historic facility off your sprint car "bucket list". We hope to see everyone out this Saturday. More information can be found by visiting www.oakshaderaceway.com
Bilbee Blasts To BOSS Win At The Burg
A great field of 37 traditional sprint cars filled the pit area at Lawrenceburg Speedway Saturday night. Indianapolis, Indiana driver Nick Bilbee was able to find a way around race long leader, Scotty Weir. Bilbee was thrilled with the win, despite what appeared to be an ailing engine about 500 feet past the finish line.
Fast qualifiers in the four heat race groups were Travis Hery, Dustin Ingle, Braxton Cummings and 2 time BOSS champion Shawn Westerfeld. Heat race #1 was taken by defending tour champion, Bill Rose over Landon Simon. Scotty Weir claimed heat race #2 over Bilbee. Heat 3 was a convincing win for Michael Fischesser with 2018 BOSS runner-up, Ty Tilton, knifing his way from 5th to 2nd to make the redraw and take home the All Star Performance "Sweet Move" award. The 4th and final heat was won by Joss Moffatt over Westerfeld.
A pair of twin 10 lap B-Main's were held with the top 3 advancing to the main event. The first B-Main was taken by Thomas Meseraull, who had to start from the tail. Dustin Webber and Travis Hery also transferred. B-Main #2 was won by Justin Owen over Matt Westfall and Pat Giddens.
The 25 lap main event was paced to green by Landon Simon with Weir alongside. Bilbee and Bill Rose started from row 2 with Fischesser and Tilton in row 3. Weir immediately went to the lead in the Scott Pederson 4P, but the Soudrette 44 of Dickie Gaines did not accelerate on the start, causing a logjam. Several cars made contact, with the 71 of Braxton Cummings getting the worst of it. All cars continued for a lap, until Joss Moffatt spun in turn 4, collecting Matt Westfall in the Marshall Motorsports 33M, sending Westfall up and over. During the red flag, Cummings climbed from the cockpit of his racer, understandably concerned about damage. However, track rules prohibit drivers from unbuckling during an event, and he was disqualified. He did get the "Hard Luck" award for getting caught up in the original incident.
Back under green, Weir looked unstoppable. But Nick Bilbee was searching and moving around the race track looking for a faster line. Another red flag would fly when Dustin Ingle caught the infield berm and tire marker in turn 4, sending him on his lid. He was okay, but done for the night.
With a long green flag run ensuing, Bilbee's search paid off and he found the momentum to get by Weir and the duo ran that way to the checkered flag with Bill Rose closing in the final laps, and completing the podium. Ty Tilton and Shawn Westerfeld completed the top 5 finishers. 2014 BOSS titlist, Mike Miller, had a solid run to finish 6th while Dallas Hewitt, Michael Fischesser, Pat Giddens and J.J. Hughes rounded out the top 10. Giddens won the Bridge Restaurant "Hard Charger" award.
Next up for the BOSS tour is the first ever visit to Oakshade Raceway on Saturday, June 1st. Oakshade was built with sprint cars in mind in the 1970's, but the track has not held a sprint show of any kind in over 15 years! Drivers and fans alike have been waiting for this one since its announcement in the winter.
TCB Speed - Heat #1: 1. 6-Bill Rose ; 2. 24-Landon Simon ; 3. 44-Dickie Gaines ; 4. 18K-Dallas Hewitt ; 5. 21-Travis Hery ; 6. 32-Garrett Abrams ; 7. 60-Kory Crabtree ; 8. 53-Steve Little ; 9. 16-Joey Parker ; 10. 18D-Bobby Distel
Hoosier Tire - Heat #2: 1. 4P-Scotty Weir ; 2.17-Nick Bilbee ; 3. 76-JJ Hughes ; 4. 2DI-Dustin Ingle ; 5. 33M-Matt Westfall ; 6. 26-Pat Giddens ; 7. 34-Parker Frederickson ; 8. 31-Buddy Lowther ; 9. 15F-Aaron Farney
Performance Powder Coating - Heat #3: 1. 44-Michael Fischesser ; 2. 42-Ty Tilton ; 3. 82-Mike Miller ; 4. 71-Braxton Cummings ; 5. 00-Thomas Meseraull ; 6. 9-Dustin Webber ; 7. 7M-Tony McVey ; 8. 43w-Callie Wolsiffer ; 9. 16K-Ben Knight
Unsponsored - Heat #4: 1. 5J-Joss Moffatt ; 2. 89-Shawn Westerfeld ; 3. 19-Matt Cooley ; 4. 24L-Lee Underwood ; 5. 4J-Justin Owen ; 6. 9G-Cody Gardner ; 7. 5-Tye Mihocko ; 8. 1H-Korbyn Hayslett ; 9. 43R-Michael Roehling
B-Main #1: 1. 00-Thomas Meseraull ; 2. 9-Dustin Webber ; 3. 21-Travis Hery ; 4. 32-Garrett Abrams ; 5. 7M-Tony McVey ; 6. 16-Joey Parker ; 7. 60-Kory Crabtree ; 8. 16K-Ben Knight ; 9. 18D-Bobby Distel ; 10. Callie Wolsiffer ; 11. 53-Steve Little
B-Main #2: 1. 4J-Justin Owen ; 2. 33M-Matt Westfall ; 3. 26-Pat Giddens ; 4. 9G-Cody Gardner ; 5. 1H-Korbyn Hayseltt ; 6. 5-Tye Mihocko ; 7. 34-Parker Frederickson ; 8. 31-Buddy Lowther ; 9. 43R-Michael Roehling ; 10. 15-Aaron Farney[DNS]
Feature: 1. 17-Nick Bilbee ; 2. 4P-Scotty Weir ; 3. 6-Bill Rose ; 4. 42-Ty Tilton ; 5. 89-Shawn Westerfeld ; 6. 82-Mike Miller ; 7. 18K-Dallas Hewitt ; 8. 44-Michael Fischesser ; 9. 26-Pat Giddens ; 10. 76-JJ Hughes ; 11. 9-Dustin Weber ; 12. 24L-Lee Underwood ; 13. 4J-Justin Owen ; 14. 21-Travis Hery ; 15. 19-Matt Cooley ; 16. 24-Landon Simon ; 17. 2DI-Dustin Ingle ; 18. 00-Thomas Meseraull ; 19. 5J-Joss Moffatt ; 20. 33M-Matt Westfall ; 21. 44-Dickie Gaines ; 71-Braxton Cummings
The Bridge Restaurant - Hard Charger - Pat Giddens +13
Apple Metal Polishing - Lucky Pill Draw - Ty Tilton
All Pro Cylinder Heads Perseverance Award - Pat Giddens
Cowen Truck Line - Hard Luck Award - Braxton Cummings
All Star Performance - Sweet Move Award - Ty Tilton
Hoosier Tire Bonus Award - Bill Rose
Up Next - Fremont Speedway on May 4th
After consecutive rainouts last weekend, the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series teams are eager to get back on track this Saturday at Fremont Speedway. The historic dirt oval sits on the scenic Sandusky County Fairgrounds and has played host to weekly short track racing since 1951. It is also the longest continually running track on the BOSS touring schedule.
After winning the opening round main event at Atomic Speedway on May 13th, Matt Westfall will come into this weekend's event as the points leader. The balance of the top 10 at Atomic were Dallas Hewitt, Bill Rose, Logan Hupp, Cody Gardner, Kory Crabtree, Lee Underwood, Dustin Ingle, Shawn Westerfeld and Justin Owen. Most of those teams are expected to be in competition this weekend.
Joining BOSS will be the AFCS 410 winged sprint cars along with the 305 vs 360 shootout, making an all sprint car event! Gates will open at 4 pm with racing at 7. General admission for adults is $15 with seniors at $13, youths $10 while 10 and under are free.
Pit passes will be $30. As always, there are NO membership fees or entry fees with BOSS. We will be using the yellow westhold transponders and they will be available for rent for $5 at the track.
NO MUFFLERS required for this race. Also, the tire rule remains open as a burnoff period. The standard BOSS payoff will be in effect for this race: 1500, 900, 700, 600, 500, 450, 400, 375, 350, 325, 300, 290, 280, 270, 260, 250, 250, 250, 250, 250. Every car that competes but fails to make the main event is guaranteed $100. Don't forget, heat race money and several bonus awards are up for grabs thanks to our many fine sponsors.
Heat Race Sponsors: TCB Speed, Hoosier Racing Tire, and Performance Powder Coating
Bonus Award Sponsors: All Pro Cylinder Heads, The Bridge Restaurant, Apple Metal Polishing, All Star Performance, and Cowen Truck Line
Historic Weekend Ahead at Montpelier & Kokomo
We are just days away from one of the most anticipated weekends of the 2019 race season. The Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series will kick off a doubleheader for traditional wingless cars at Montpelier Motor Speedway on Saturday. A day later, the FAST on Dirt winged 410 sprint cars will join the wingless BOSS drivers at Kokomo Speedway for a historic first time twin billing.
Saturday's event at Montpelier Motor Speedway will be the second try at a spring date for BOSS. Last year, this event rained out. But the fall events has never failed to produce a 40 car field or more. Track and series officials expect another large turnout this Saturday, ready to attack the 1/4 mile clay oval. Pit gates will open at 3 pm with hot laps at 5 and racing action set to begin at 6:30 pm. General admission is $20 and kids 12 and under are free with a paid adult. Pit passes will be $30. Transponders will be provided free of charge with paid pit pass. This is a standard purse BOSS event with $1,500 to win and $250 to start the A-Main. Also, $100 is guaranteed to any car who competes in the program yet fails to start the main event. Complete BOSS standard purse is: 1500, 900, 700, 600, 500, 450, 400, 375, 350, 325, 300, 290, 280, 270, 260, 250, 250, 250, 250, 250. There are no mufflers necessary for this event.
On Sunday, the BOSS drivers will move on to Kokomo Speedway where they will be joined by their winged counterparts, the FAST on Dirt winged 410 sprint cars. Pit gates will be open all day, but the pits will be cleared and pit pass sales begin at 3 pm. Hot laps are scheduled for 6 pm with racing immediately following. The twin sprint car divisions will be the only ones on the card, so we anticipate a swift moving program to get everyone out at a reasonable time. General admission for this event will be $25 while children 12 and under are free. Pit passes are $30 and that also includes transponder rental for the race teams. The FAST on Dirt purse is as follows: 3000, 1500, 1000, 700, 600, 550, 500, 475, 450, 425, 400, 380, 360, 340, 320, 300, 300, 300, 300, 300. There is also $100 paid to any car who competes in the program and fails to start the main event. The BOSS portion of the program will pay $2,000 to win while the balance of the field will be the standard purse (same as Montpelier). Mufflers are NOT required for this race.
For winged cars only, remember, flat tops wings only with a maximum 2" wickerbill. Weight rule with driver post race is 1400#. Finally, tires are mandatory 4 corner Hoosiers. Left rears must be the "H" series while right rears can be "H" or "Medium" or "W18". You do not have to run the same right rear all night.
Race teams needing a place to stay, don't forget, the official host hotel is the Super 8 in Gas City, Indiana. The standard rate has been lowered from $129 to $99 if you mention you are with the BOSS or FAST racing series. They have a large parking lot with several restaurants nearby. To reserve a room, please call 765-997-8096.
Westfall Hangs on For Atomic Victory
After leading the entire main event, Ludlow Falls, Ohio driver, Matt Westfall, found himself in a one lap shootout. His Ray Marshall Motorsports 33M had very little right rear tire left and brakes fading badly. A very hungry Dallas Hewitt in the Keen 18 and defening champion Bill Rose in his own number 6 gave Westfall all he wanted in the closing stages but could not get alongside.
The evening began with 29 very competitive traditional sprint cars in the pit area. Cars were divided into 3 groups for hot lap / qualifying sessions. Logan Hupp, Westfall and Hewitt were quick times in their groups. Heat race winners were Dustin Ingle, Bill Rose, and Cody Gardner. The 14 car B-Main was led early by Justin Clark in his Racesaver 305 and did a great job in his very first wingless adventure. However, it was Michael Fischesser who motored by to score the win.
The 20 car / 25 lap main event was paced to green by Dustin Webber. Outside polesitter, Matt Westfall, charged immediately into a lead he would never relinquish. Behind him, furious action kept fans on the edge of their seats. Two serious accidents brought out red flags. Two time champion Dustin Smith got out of the groove, into the marbles in turns 3 & 4, catching just enough of the concrete wall to send him on a vicious series of barrel rolls. In the late stages of the race, Parker Frederickson caught the wall entering turn 3 and executed one of the worst flips in BOSS history at Atomic with a high flying series of end over end flips. Both drivers emerged unhurt.
With the laps winding down, Westfall's lead was shrinking as Hewitt and Rose would close the gap on long green flag runs. The Marshall 33M had just enough tire left to fire off one more time. Westfall drove away on the final restart, then nursed the car one final time around the tricky 3/8 mile dirt oval to bring home the win. Hewitt, Rose, Gardner and Logan Hupp rounded out the top 5. Completing the top 10 were Kory Crabtree, Lee Underwood, Dustin Ingle, Shawn Westerfeld and Justin Owen.
Up next for BOSS is the April 27-28 doubleheader weekend at Montpelier Motor Speedway and Kokomo Speedway. At Kokomo, the BOSS sister series, the FAST on Dirt winged 410 sprints, will also be on the card.
Hoosier Tires, Group Qualifying, and SpeedShift TV New For 2019
The 2019 race season is fast approaching. When the curtain is raised at Atomic Speedway on April 13th, some new changes will be in effect. For the first time in its 8 year history, BOSS will now have a tire rule in place. All competing cars will be required to be on all 4 Hoosier Racing Tires. There will be no compound requirement. Any commercially available Hoosier brand tire will be legal. In an attempt to help teams use up any other tires, there will be a 4 race burn off period where we willl allow other brands of tires to be used. Once we get to race #5, the rule will be in full effect.
BOSS owner, Aaron Fry, said "we were very proud of the eight year run we had without a tire rule. It was easy in 2011 to start that way because there were 3 competing brands of tires at that time. However, times have changed and so has the market." He went on to say, "for several years, we thought other tracks and sanctions may follow our lead, but that day never came." This move is hoped to also help even out the competition and stop teams from keeping multiple brands and compounds in their inventory.
By teaming with Hoosier Racing Tire, the BOSS 2019 points payout will increase by more than 30% with the top 15 in points being awarded at year's end. In appreciation of this one year contract, Hoosier has lowered the retail price of their right rear tires on all compounds, capping them at $207 each. Neil Cowman and Tony Burghardt from Hoosier are open to discussion with race teams who will be new to their brand for tips on air pressure, grooving and siping. Tires will be available at every event through TCB Speed.
Also new for 2019 will be group qualifying in your heat race at every event. Drivers will be placed into groups by pill draw for heat races and you will hot lap with your heat. The top 4 cars in heats will be inverted. The top 2 finishers will go to the redraw for the main event while the balance will be lined up by heat race finishes. The B-Main will also line up by heat race finishes. During the recent banquet, Fry stated, "for 8 years, we have pressed our luck with pill draw starts, but it is time to stop putting cars way off the pace on the front row of heats."
Finally, one other change for 2019 will be the addition of BOSS on the Speed Shift TV schedule. Every show will be filmed and available On Demand on the Speed Shift TV website just a few days following the event. Highlight segments, interviews and more will also be available on the BOSS YouTube channel, along with BOSS accounts on Facebook, Twitter and now Instagram.
Teams planning to run the full slate of events in 2019 are encouraged to send over driver / owner information for the drivers page on the tour website. Or if you have questions, you can e-mail email@example.com or call 740-703-3768