BOSS Loses 3 of 4 Events in June
The ongoing COVID19 crisis continues to wreak havoc on the MPD Racing BOSS sprint car tour. Of the four events scheduled for the month of May, three have been cancelled and/or postponed. The I-96 Speedway event on Friday, June 12th has been moved to Friday, August 28th to make a 2 day weekend with the Kokomo Smackdown. In addition, the doubleheader weekend on June 19-20 at Moler Raceway Park and Richmond Raceway has also been cancelled. We are looking to schedule make-up events with both tracks.
The race scheduled for Saturday, June 13th at Fremont Speedway is still on as of now. The Governor of Ohio is supposed to address race tracks specifically this week. Watch for a new revised 2020 schedule to be released toward the end of June as we work hard to salvage what's been a rough year. Please everyone stay safe and we hope to see you at the track soon.
BOSS 2020 Update
With the nation still fighting the coronavirus, the events scheduled for Saturday, April 25th at Atomic Speedway and for Friday, May 1st at Moler Raceway Park have both been officially cancelled. Events for the balance of the month of May are still tentative. We are already in talks with race tracks about rescheduling events on our open fall weekends.
We strongly encourage everyone to continue to follow our state and federal guidelines and their recommendations to help fight this enemy. This is not the first time auto racing has been halted in the United States. In 1942, a federal ban on motorsports was implemented that lasted until 1945 while we fought World War II. A great generation of Americans came out of that stronger and motorsports flourished. Let us all be patient and honor them by coming out of this stronger on the other side and make motorsports flourish again.
2020 Race Season on HOLD
The 2020 race season was set to kick off this weekend with the "Let's Go 30" in memory of Russell Cook for the MPD Racing Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series. The entire country is effectively shut down in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Waynesfield Raceway Park and tour officials have been forced to cancel the doubleheader opener that included the FAST on Dirt winged 410 sprint cars as well. Track promoter, Shane Helms, has indicated an interest in adding a make-up date to the schedule in the fall to help recover this event.
The second BOSS tour event of 2020 is scheduled for Saturday, April 25th at Atomic Speedway just south of Chillicothe, Ohio. This event is still tentatively on as scheduled. Naturally, this event is subject to the status of the state of Ohio and the country overall. Watch for details as the weeks progress. Track promoter, Brad McCown, and the BOSS tour are ready to go, if the Governor of Ohio opens things up for racing by then.
We encourage everyone to stay as safe as possible. Follow CDC, WHO, and your state guidelines to help stop the spread of the virus. We hope to see everyone at a race track soon.
BOSS Welcomes MPD Racing as 2020 Title Sponsor
A historic tenth season lies directly ahead for the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series and the perfect time to welcome a new title sponsor, MPD Racing. Founded more than 30 years ago, MPD Racing now partners with BOSS for a 20 event campaign that will focus on the Buckeye state, but will see 4 events in Indiana and one-off stops in Pennsylvania, Kentucky and Michigan. The new partnership enables the tour to increase the season ending points fund for the third consecutive season and the largest single season increase in BOSS history. The 2020 tour champion will earn a record $5,000 with 10th in points now awarded $1,000!
Drivers competing in 2020 will see more bonus awards and contingency awards on race nights and at the season end awards banquet. Joining MPD as associate sponsors will be Hawk Brake, ARP Fasteners, MSD Ignitions, Comp Cams and All Star Performance. These marketing partners will join our current partners like TCB Speed, Cowen Truck Line, All Pro Cylinder Heads, Apple Metal Polishing, The Bridge Restaurant, Performance Powder Coating, and Hoosier Racing Tire.
Here's the cash breakdown for the 2020 BOSS championship points fund: 1) 5000, 2) 2500, 3) 2000, 4) 1700, 5) 1500, 6) 1400, 7) 1300, 8) 1200, 9) 1100, 10) 1000, 11) 700, 12) 500, 13) 400 14) 350 15) 300
More About MPD Racing
Founded more than 30 years ago, MPD Racing was launched with one purpose: to develop and market the best possible components for Sprint and Midget racers. That vision of creating the best component manufacturing business in the USA remains the core of our mission today. Our continued focus on superior quality and performance, combined with unrivaled customer service, makes MPD Racing the brand of choice for Sprint and Midget race teams around the world. Today, you can find our products at authorized distributors both across the US and abroad, as well as online at www.mpdracing.com.
Saturday, March 28 - Waynesfield Raceway Park ; Waynesfield, OH - ($3,000 to win)
Saturday, April 25 - Atomic Speedway ; Alma, OH
Friday, May 1 - Moler Raceway Park ; Williamsburg, OH
Saturday, May 2 - Fremont Speedway ; Fremont, OH
Saturday, May 16 - Lawrenceburg Speedway ; Lawrenceburg, IN
Sunday, May 24 - Waynesfield Raceway Park ; Waynesfield, OH
Friday, May 29 - Gas City Speedway ; Gas City, IN
Saturday, May 30 - Twin Cities Raceway Park ; North Vernon, IN
Friday, June 12 - I-96 Speedway ; Lake Odessa, MI
Saturday, June 13 - Fremont Speedway ; Fremont, OH
Friday, June 19 - Moler Raceway Park ; Williamsburg, OH
Saturday, June 20 - Richmond Raceway ; Richmond, KY
Thursday, July 2 - Waynesfield Raceway Park ; Williamsburg, OH (Hewitt Classic)
Saturday, July 4 - Atomic Speedway ; Alma, OH
Saturday, July 18 - Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway ; Imperial, PA
Saturday, August 8 - Fremont Speedway ; Fremont, OH
Saturday, August 15 - Oakshade Raceway ; Wauseon, OH
Saturday, August 22 - To Be Announced
Saturday, August 29 - Kokomo Speedway (Smackdown)
Friday, October 9 - Moler Raceway Park ; Williamsburg, OH
Gee / Gardner Score Hampshire Classic Wins
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019
By Brian Liskai
WAYNESFIELD, Ohio - Leduc, Alberta, Canada's Skylar Gee had never competed at Waynesfield Raceway Park. But, he made his first appearance a good one, taking the lead on lap 34 and driving away to earn the $5,630 pay day for the 2nd Annual Bob Hampshire Classic.
The event, honoring the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame sprint car owner and mechanic, was the final race of 2019 for the FAST 410 Sprint Series. Cole Duncan, with his win the week prior, earned the series' championship.
The one-third mile high banked track lived up to its reputation as the 50-lap FAST feature saw several lead changes. Cap Henry led the first eight circuits with NASCAR Xfinity Star Christopher Bell taking over to lead laps 9-16 only to have Henry regain the top spot for a lap with Bell using heavy lapped traffic to move back into the lead on lap 18. Bell seemed to have the race in control when he spun in turn four while maneuvering through lapped traffic, falling back to 11th and handing the lead back to Henry. Gee, who had hung around the top five throughout the race, hunted down Henry and drove around him on lap 34. A caution with eight laps to go gave Henry one final shot, but Gee hit his marks perfectly and drove to the win.
"I struggled pretty hard the first half of the race. I started watching Christopher and then I seen DJ (Foos) poking his nose in there and it started to rubber up there a little and I started creeping and creeping and pretty soon we were pretty good and I could start cheating the wing forward. I got going pretty good in one and two and I had a good race with Cap....he raced me hard and clean. It was a lot of fun. I've never won a 50 lap race before so that's pretty cool. Hats off to Rob and Gary for working their asses off all night and all the fans for sticking out this cold," said Gee beside his Bluvos/Carlan Services/Pat Beck Motorsports/Strongs Crane Sales and Repair backed machine.
For Henry, the close of the 2019 season was bittersweet. "I thought we had a pretty good chance starting on the pole. It laid rubber and I was sure where to go. I think our worst finish here is third of fourth so I'm happy. This is a really cool place and it was a fun race," said Henry beside his Beer Barrel Bourbon sponsored #4.
Fremont, Ohio's DJ Foos, the 2019 Attica Fremont Championship Series titlist, also hung around the top five throughout the 50 lap feature and brought his Burmeister Racing machine home in third.
"I love coming to this place. I can't say enough about Shane Helms (promoter) and his gang. It's pretty bad ass to be racing here in October," said Foos of his Jet Express/CR Juices/Greer Automotive/Kistler Racing Products backed #16.
Milford, Ohio's Cody Gardner scored his first ever sprint car win at Waynesfield during the 11th Annual Jack Hewitt Classic early in July. Gardner proved that was no fluke, leading all 25 laps of the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series feature for his second win. It wasn't easy as he had to hold off Landon Simon after a late race red. Matt Westfall wrapped up the 2019 BOSS championship the week prior with his win at Atomic Speedway.
"When I won the Jack Hewitt Classic it was unbelievable...I never thought that would happen. This place has always suited me for whatever reason. The way you have to drive here just works for me and we've always run good here. To be able to win both BOSS features here this year...I'm at a loss for words. I didn't know if I was running in the right place and when you get reds and yellows you start second guessing yourself wondering if you're in the right spot. Luckily we were. I heard Landon late in the race and I just had to buckle down and hit my marks and make him drive around me if he could," said Gardner beside his Pate Manufacturing/Advanced Racing Suspensions/Superior Bearing and Supply/Ashford Motorsports backed #9G.
For the 50-lap FAST feature, Henry and Cale Conley brought the field to green with Henry grabbing the early advantage over Conley, Zeb Wise, Gee and Bell. Bell drove fifth to third on lap four and took second a circuit later. Bell quickly closed on Henry and drove into the lead on lap nine as the leaders entered heavy lapped traffic. Shawn Dancer slipped off the track on lap 11, necessitating a red as officials wanted to make sure he was safe. On the restart and with a clear track, Bell and Henry scooted away from a good battle for third between Conley and Wise with Gee staying within striking distance.
By lap 15 Henry had closed the gap on Bell and pounced on lap 17 to regain the lead only to have Bell return the slider the following lap to move back to the point with Conley, Gee, Foos and Wise in Pursuit. Heavy lapped traffic awaited the leaders by lap 20 but Bell was able to move through to maintain a slight lead over Henry with Gee moving into third.
Driving through turns three and four in traffic on lap 25, Bell got side ways, did a 360 and kept going, but dropped to 11th, moving Henry back to the lead over Gee, Conley, Foos and Wise. A caution on lap 32 for a Chad Kemenah spin put Gee right on Henry's rear bumper and on the restart Gee drove to his outside as the pair raced side by side with Gee finally taking the lead on lap 34.
Gee was able to pull away slightly from Henry over the next hand full of laps while Conley was battling Foos and Duncan for third. With 10 laps to go, Stuart Brubaker spun, putting Henry once again on Gee's rear bumper. Kemenah would spin again on lap 42, setting up an eight lap shoot out. On the restart Gee and Henry pulled away from Foos while Conley battled with Bell for fourth. With six laps to go, Henry took several looks to the inside of Gee but couldn't make the pass. Gee went on to take the win over Henry, Foos, Conley and Bell.
John Ivy and Cody Gardner brought the field to green for the 25-lap BOSS non-wing sprint car feature with Gardner jumping into the lead over Toby Alfrey, Ivy, Cory Crabtree and Landon Simon. While Gardner pulled away, the battle for second quickly heated up between Alfrey, Ivy and Simon. Simon was able to secure the runner-up spot on lap nine and closed on Gardner with Ivy moving into third.
Gardner and Simon ran nose to tail over the next hand full of laps until the first caution flew on lap 17 when Alfrey had trouble getting back to the pits. On the ensuing restart a multi-car crash saw Dallas Hewitt flip but walk away uninjured. When the green flew Simon kept the pressure on Gardner but was unable to drive to the lead.
Gardner hit his marks perfectly and took the checkers over Simon, Ivy, Ricky Peterson and Max Adams.
Waynesfield Raceway Park
Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019
Bob Hampshire Classic
[*] indicates starting position
FAST 410 Sprints -
1.22-Cole Duncan, 11.505; 2.99-Skylar Gee, 11.568; 3.9X-Ricky Peterson, 11.623; 4.4H-Cap Henry, 11.649; 5.49-Shawn Dancer , 11.675; 6.23-Luke Hall, 11.683; 7.11-Zeb Wise, 11.763; 8.K4-Chad Kemenah, 11.771; 9.16-DJ Foos, 11.785; 10.W20-Greg Wilson, 11.817; 11.5T-Travis Philo, 11.846; 12.22B-Ryan Broughton, 11.944; 13.3C-Cale Conley, 11.984; 14.8M-TJ Michael, 11.985; 15.4-Danny Smith, 12.004; 16.21-Christopher Bell, 12.009; 17.68G-Tyler Gunn, 12.011; 18.81-Lee Jacobs, 12.019; 19.47-Caleb Helms, 12.064; 20.35-Stuart Brubaker, 12.079; 21.97-Max Stambaugh , 12.093; 22.1ST-Nate Dussel, 12.116; 23.5X-Justin Peck, 12.137; 24.21M-Brinton Marvel, 12.150; 25.9J-Dean Jacobs, 12.211; 26.45-Trevor Baker, 12.249; 27.02-Brandon Long, 12.256; 28.22M-Dan McCarron, 12.356; 29.J4-John Garvin, 12.402; 30.78-Todd Kane, 12.613; 31.5-Jordan Harble, 12.677; 32.21H-Adam Cruea, 12.703; 33.20B-Cody Bova, 12.718; 34.10S-Jay Steinbach, 12.729; 35.9W-Lance Webb, 12.961; 36.1B-Keith Baxter, 12.967; 37.A79-David Pagano, 14.078; 38.71P-Parker Price-Miller, 99.991;
Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 22-Cole Duncan ; 2. 3C-Cale Conley ; 3. 78-Todd Kane ; 4. J4-John Garvin ; 5. W20-Greg Wilson ; 6. 5-Jordan Harble ; 7. 21H-Adam Cruea ; 8. 20B-Cody Bova ; 9. A79-David Pagano ; 10. 45-Trevor Baker
Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 16-DJ Foos ; 2. 99-Skylar Gee ; 3. 4-Danny Smith ; 4. 5T-Travis Philo ; 5. 9X-Ricky Peterson ; 6. 22M-Dan McCarron ; 7. 1B-Keith Baxter ; 8. 68G-Tyler Gunn ; 9. 9W-Lance Webb ; 10. 5X-Justin Peck
Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 4H-Cap Henry ; 2. 11-Zeb Wise ; 3. 47-Caleb Helms ; 4. 49-Shawn Dancer  ; 5. K4-Chad Kemenah ; 6. 35-Stuart Brubaker ; 7. 23-Luke Hall ; 8. 02-Brandon Long
Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 81-Lee Jacobs ; 2. 21-Christopher Bell ; 3. 8M-TJ Michael ; 4. 1ST-Nate Dussel ; 5. 97-Max Stambaugh  ; 6. 9J-Dean Jacobs ; 7. 22B-Ryan Broughton ; 8. 21M-Brinton Marvel ; 9. 10S-Jay Steinbach
B-Main 1 - (10 Laps, top 3 to A)
1. W20-Greg Wilson ; 2. K4-Chad Kemenah ; 3. 35-Stuart Brubaker ; 4. 23-Luke Hall ; 5. 02-Brandon Long ; 6. 10S-Jay Steinbach ; 7. 21H-Adam Cruea ; 8. 20B-Cody Bova ; 9. A79-David Pagano ; 10. 5-Jordan Harble
B-Main 2 - (10 Laps, top 3 to A)
1. 97-Max Stambaugh  ; 2. 9X-Ricky Peterson ; 3. 9J-Dean Jacobs ; 4. 22B-Ryan Broughton ; 5. 22M-Dan McCarron ; 6. 21M-Brinton Marvel ; 7. 68G-Tyler Gunn ; 8. 1B-Keith Baxter ; 9. 9W-Lance Webb
A-Main 1 - (50 Laps)
1. 99-Skylar Gee ; 2. 4H-Cap Henry ; 3. 16-DJ Foos ; 4. 3C-Cale Conley ; 5. 21-Christopher Bell ; 6. 11-Zeb Wise ; 7. 22-Cole Duncan ; 8. 5T-Travis Philo ; 9. 81-Lee Jacobs ; 10. 47-Caleb Helms ; 11. 97-Max Stambaugh  ; 12. 49-Shawn Dancer  ; 13. 1ST-Nate Dussel ; 14. W20-Greg Wilson ; 15. 8M-TJ Michael ; 16. 9J-Dean Jacobs ; 17. J4-John Garvin ; 18. 9X-Ricky Peterson ; 19. K4-Chad Kemenah ; 20. 4-Danny Smith ; 21. 78-Todd Kane ; 22. 35-Stuart Brubaker
Hard Charger: 97-Max Stambaugh +7
BOSS Non Wing Sprints -
1.2DI-Dustin Ingle, 13.186; 2.33M-Matt Westfall, 13.489; 3.24-Landon Simon, 13.492; 4.27-Scotty Weir, 13.544; 5.57-Max Adams, 13.560; 6.82-Mike Miller, 13.629; 7.12-Kody Swanson, 13.862; 8.3-Chad Wilson, 13.928; 9.77-Dustin Smith, 13.984; 10.9N-Luke Hall, 14.015; 11.5A-Toby Alfrey, 14.022; 12.26W-Cody White, 14.057; 13.18H-Dallas Hewitt, 14.098; 14.21H-Travis Hery, 14.125; 15.9G-Cody Gardner, 14.235; 16.9X-Ricky Peterson, 14.307; 17.60-Kory Crabtree, 14.318; 18.53-Steve Little, 14.323; 19.19-Matt Cooley, 14.333; 20.23S-Kyle Simon, 14.345; 21.71-Stratton Briggs, 14.358; 22.wee34-Parker Frederickson, 14.390; 23.21B-Ryan Barr, 14.494; 24.77I-John Ivy, 14.519; 25.49-Brian Ruhlman, 14.532; 26.12L-Aaron Leffel, 14.537; 27.16K-Harley Burns, 14.628; 28.71C-Barney Craig, 14.754; 29.00-Joey Irwin, 15.087; 30.31L-Buddy Lawther, 15.113; 31.01-Dustin Hammond, 15.156; 32.36-Tim Perry, 15.686; 33.44-Tom Davies, 99.991; 34.1H-Korbyn Hayslett, 99.992;
Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 12-Kody Swanson ; 2. 57-Max Adams ; 3. 33M-Matt Westfall ; 4. 27-Scotty Weir ; 5. 53-Steve Little ; 6. 3-Chad Wilson ; 7. 01-Dustin Hammond ; 8. wee34-Parker Frederickson ; 9. 44-Tom Davies
Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 18H-Dallas Hewitt ; 2. 24-Landon Simon ; 3. 9X-Ricky Peterson ; 4. 2DI-Dustin Ingle ; 5. 82-Mike Miller ; 6. 49-Brian Ruhlman ; 7. 12L-Aaron Leffel ; 8. 71C-Barney Craig ; 9. 21B-Ryan Barr
Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 9G-Cody Gardner ; 2. 5A-Toby Alfrey ; 3. 77-Dustin Smith ; 4. 9N-Luke Hall ; 5. 23S-Kyle Simon ; 6. 19-Matt Cooley ; 7. 16K-Harley Burns ; 8. 71-Stratton Briggs
Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 77I-John Ivy ; 2. 60-Kory Crabtree ; 3. 26W-Cody White ; 4. 31L-Buddy Lawther ; 5. 21H-Travis Hery ; 6. 00-Joey Irwin ; 7. 36-Tim Perry ; 8. 1H-Korbyn Hayslett
B-Main 1 - (12 Laps, top 6 to A)
1. 21H-Travis Hery ; 2. 82-Mike Miller ; 3. 53-Steve Little ; 4. 23S-Kyle Simon ; 5. 00-Joey Irwin ; 6. 19-Matt Cooley ; 7. 71-Stratton Briggs ; 8. 12L-Aaron Leffel ; 9. 3-Chad Wilson ; 10. wee34-Parker Frederickson ; 11. 71C-Barney Craig ; 12. 16K-Harley Burns ; 13. 36-Tim Perry ; 14. 49-Brian Ruhlman ; 15. 01-Dustin Hammond ; 16. 44-Tom Davies
A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)
1. 9G-Cody Gardner ; 2. 24-Landon Simon ; 3. 77I-John Ivy ; 4. 9X-Ricky Peterson ; 5. 57-Max Adams ; 6. 12-Kody Swanson ; 7. 2DI-Dustin Ingle ; 8. 33M-Matt Westfall ; 9. 27-Scotty Weir ; 10. 77-Dustin Smith ; 11. 21H-Travis Hery ; 12. 60-Kory Crabtree ; 13. 53-Steve Little ; 14. 19-Matt Cooley ; 15. 26W-Cody White ; 16. 9N-Luke Hall ; 17. 31L-Buddy Lawther ; 18. 00-Joey Irwin ; 19. 18H-Dallas Hewitt ; 20. 82-Mike Miller ; 21. 5A-Toby Alfrey ; 22. 23S-Kyle Simon
Hard Charger: 19-Matt Cooley +8
Waynesfield Raceway Park Up Next
For the second time in as many weeks, the NAPA Auto Parts /FAST on Dirt and Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series tours will come together. This, the season finale for both, will take place at Waynesfield Raceway Park this Saturday, October 12th. For the winged 410 FAST on Dirt, this will be the $5,630 to win "Bob Hampshire Classic". Lockbourne, Ohio's Cole Duncan wrapped up the 2019 tour championship one week ago, winning the Atomic Speedway "Freedom 40" for the 5th straight time! Lee Jacobs, Tyler Gunn, Jordan Harble, Cody Bova, Max Stambaugh and Cale Conley are still battling for the 2-7 spots.
In BOSS action, this will be their second appearance at Waynesfield in 2019. Cody Gardner scored his first ever sprint car win in the July "Jack Hewitt Classic" but 2019 has been the Matt Westfall show! Westfall won again this past Saturday night at Atomic Speedway, clinching the series championship. Former Waynesfield regular, Dustin Ingle, ran 4th at Atomic and slipped past Gardner for runner-up in the standings. Behind those top 3, a hotly contested top 10 is rounded out by Kory Crabtree, Dallas Hewitt, Dustin Webber, Korbyn Hayslett, Steve Little, Parker Frederickson and Buddy Lowther.
Pit gates will open at 2 pm with general admission gates opening at 4. Racing action is slated to begin at 6 pm. Adult general admission is $18 with seniors (62+) just $16. Kids 10 and under are free in general admission. Pit passes will be $35. For teams competing, NO MUFFLERS are required at Waynesfield. We will be using the yellow Westhold transponders and rental will be $10. There are never any membership fees or entry fees with BOSS/FAST.
The FAST on Dirt "Bob Hampshire Classic" complete payout is as follows: 5630, 3000, 2000, 1400, 1300, 1200, 1100, 1000, 900, 800, 700, 680, 663, 630, 630, 630, 630, 630, 630, 630. All cars must run flat top wings with maximum 2" wickerbill. Tires must be 4 corner Hoosier. Left rear must be "H" series and right rears must be "H" or "Medium" or "W18". You do not need to run the same tire all night. Heat race and bonus money will be provided by NAPA Auto Parts, Ohio Logistics, Helms & Sons Construction, Hoosier Race Tires, The Bridge of Sidney, All Star Performance and Kear's Speed Shop.
For BOSS, this 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. BOSS cars must be on 4 corner Hoosier tires, but it is open to any Hoosier's. You do not need to run the same tire all night. Heat race and bonus money will be supplied by TCB Speed, Hoosier Race Tire, Performance Powder Coating, All Star Performance, Cowen Truck Line, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, The Bridge of Sidney, Mark Cole Insurance Agency, and Apple Metal Polishing.
In addition to the FAST winged 410's and the BOSS non wing sprints, the mini sprints will compete with the D2 midgets in a non wing showdown! Please come out and support this fall show and help us encourage more promoters to extend race seasons in the future!
Westfall Wins Battle, Becomes 2019 BOSS
Photo Credit Todd Ridgeway
BOSS Series Media
October 6, 2019
ALMA (OH) – Ohio’s Matt Westfall came into Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) race at Atomic Speedway last Saturday night as the point’s leader looking to win a race and determined to put a cap on the 2019 BOSS season Championship. And by the end of the night, and the 25 lap BOSS A-Main event, he did just that. From third starting position to the lead before the first turn and he was well on his way without obstacle. Even a last lap yellow flag and one lap shootout he would secure both race victory and Series Championship holding off the charge of Dallas Hewitt.
“Well, Landon (Simon) left the door open on the bottom so I had to shoot through there,” said Westfall. “I got a good start, we had a good night, and we got the win, that’s all that matters. I really like this place, I have won a few Modified races and several Sprint Car races here, I should have won a couple Late Model races as well but didn’t. This is one of my favorite places to race.”
Westfall got through the gap at the bottom into turn one the leader, but he had to do it three times for complete restarts. First a jumbled up start, then before the field could get through turn three the No. 1H car of Korbyn Hayslett took a big flip and collected by another car forcing the red. A 20-minute delayed followed as an ambulance was dispatched. Now back under race conditions and Westfall exited the field. By lap ten lapped traffic came into play as Westfall wasted little time in stirring up the dust. Hewitt would get by pole sitter Simon and chase after Westfall but it was obvious who had the elite car on this night. When a car spun coming to the checkers that turned yellow, Hewitt had a possible chance. It turned out just that, possible, but not doable as Westfall set sail and Hewitt challenged. Simon would fade to fifth as Michael Fischesser would come up to third followed by Dustin Ingle in fourth.
“At the end of the race it would not fire off very good. I had no idea how close anyone was to me so I just figured if I could stay in the rubber I would be ok. The tires just would not go until I got them hot, some heat in them there at the end. I just did not know how close anyone was then I saw Dallas pull up beside me, so I just stayed in the rubber and slid myself before he could slide me and worked it out to the end.”
27 cars were pit side with the BOSS group as Westfall, Luke Hall, and Brandon Conkel won the heat races. Cody Gardner sailed to the B-Main victory. The BOSS Series will wrap the season up this Saturday night as Waynesfield Raceway Park will host one of the final sprint car races in Ohio for 2019 with the Second Annual Bob Hampshire Classic.
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Photo Credit Todd Ridgeway
Atomic Speedway Doublehader This Saturday
For only the second time this season, the NAPA Auto Parts - FAST on Dirt winged 410 tour will pair up with the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) non wingers. The FAST portion is the 21st annual "Freedom 40" paying $5,000 to the main event winner. The BOSS show will be the 6th running of the "Jason Soudrette Memorial" paying $1,500 to win the 25 lap main event.
Troy, Ohio racing legend, Jack Hewitt, won the first two Freedom 40's in 1990 and 1991. Originally and unsanctioned event, the Freedom 40 now falls under FAST sanction for the first time ever. Cole Duncan will lead the touring regulars into Atomic with a 53 point lead on Lee Jacobs. Duncan has won the last 4 consecutive runnings of this special event and seems to have a stranglehold on the 3/8 mile high banked speed palace. Jacobs will be shooting to become the first ever father/son Freedom 40 winners as his father, Kenny Jacobs, won it in 1997. Tyler Gunn, Jordan Harble and Cody Bova round out the top 5 in the current standings. Max Stambaugh, T.J. Michael, Cale Conley, Cap Henry and Justin Peck round out the current top 10.
On the BOSS side, Matt Westfall holds a 274 point lead over Cody Gardner. Westfall has 2 prior tour wins at the facility and can clinch the 2019 championship just by making Saturday night's main event. Trailing the lead duo is Dustin Ingle who is only 18 points behind Gardner with Kory Crabtree and Dustin Webber completing a very close top 5. Dallas Hewitt, the nephew of the inaugural Freedom 40 winner Jack Hewitt, sits sixth in BOSS non wing points. Korbyn Hayslett, Steve Little, Parker Frederickson and Mike Miller round out the current top 10.
Both main event parade laps will hold special significance. The FAST "Freedom 40" field will go 3 wide to salute the fans and pay tribute to local sprint car racing driver and supporter, Rick Fraley, who passed unexpectedly this past Saturday. The BOSS field will go "4 Wide for the 44" of Jason Soudrette. The family car 44 will be racing with Dickie Gaines at the wheel. Jason and his father, John Soudrette, came to Atomic in July of 2011 to compete in the very first tour event. They were among the first full time supporters, despite Jason's diagnosis with leukemia. We lost Jason on December 2nd of 2013, but we will race Saturday night in his memory.
With fall weather finally scheduled to arrive, start times have been moved forward. Pit gates will open at 2 pm with general admission gates open at 3. Driver meeting is set for 4:30 with hot laps at 5. General admission is $20 with seniors and veterans admitted for $18 while kids 10 and under are free. Pit passes will be $35. For teams competing, no mufflers are required. We will be using the Westhold (yellow) transponders. They will be available to rent for $10. Both TCB Speed and Kear's Speed Shop will be on hand to service teams and methanol is available for purchase at the track.
For BOSS cars, it is a 4 corner Hoosier tire rule, open to ANY Hoosiers. For FAST, all teams must run flat top wings with a maximum 2" wickerbill. Tires must be 4 corner Hoosiers with the left rears being the "H" series and the right rear being the "H" or "Medium" or "W18". Also, a 1400 pound minimum weight is in effect for FAST.
Complete payouts for each are as follows: FAST (40 Laps): 5000, 2500, 1200, 900, 800, 700, 600, 500, 450, 425, 400 on back to start. We start 20 cars. If the car count is 30+, we start 22 and if the car count hits 40+ we start 24 cars. All B-Main non transfers will earn $100. For the BOSS event (25 Laps): 1500, 900, 700, 600, 500, 450, 400, 375, 350, 325, 300, 290, 280, 270, 260, 250, 250, 250, 250, 250. The same rules apply to adding cars to the field and B-main non transfer money is still $100.
Both BOSS and FAST pay heat race and bonus money courtesy of the following sponsors: (heat races pay- 40, 30, 20, 10)
BOSS Heats: TCB Speed, Hoosier Race Tire, Performance Powder Coating and Mark Cole Insurance
$50 BOSS Bonus Awards: The Bridge Restaurant of Sidney, All Pro Cylinder Heads, Apple Metal Polishing, All Star Performance Products, and Cowen Truck Line.
FAST Heats: NAPA Auto Parts, Ohio Logistics, Helms & Sons Construction, and Hoosier Race Tire
$50 FAST Bonus Awards: The Bridge Restaurant of Sidney, Kear's Speed Shop, and All Star Performance Products
Be sure to join us for this special combo event. Check out the Atomic Speedway bar where you can stay up to date with the college football games and visit the BOSS/FAST souvenir trailer to get your free scorecard and see the 1991 Freedom 40 on TV!
BOSS / FAST Combine for Historic Kokomo Doubleheader
Less than a year ago, the FAST on Dirt winged 410 sprint car tour merged under the same ownership with the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) for traditional non wing sprints. With the 2019 season winding down, the two tours will come together for their final 3 events. First up in this trio of doubles will happen this Sunday, September 29th at the legendary Kokomo Speedway in Indiana.
Indy Race Parts owner Bernie Stuebgen stepped up along with the O'Connor's at Kokomo Speedway, Scott Ronk and Chalk Stix to help make this event possible. The NAPA Auto Parts/FAST winged 410 sprints will be racing for a $3,000 to win payday with $300 to start the main event. This will be their first ever Kokomo appearance. Lockbourne, Ohio's Cole Duncan is the current point leader over Lee Jacobs, Tyler Gunn, Jordan Harble and Cody Bova.
For the wingless warriors of BOSS, this will mark their third appearance at Kokomo. Last year, 2014 tour champion Mike Miller claimed the win during the rescheduled Kokomo Smackdown. This year, it was current point leader, Matt Westfall, claiming the BOSS Smackdown main event just a month ago. The BOSS portion will pay $2,000 to win and $250 to start on Sunday. Following Westfall in the points are Cody Gardner, Dustin Ingle, Kory Crabtree along with Dustin Webber completing the top 5.
Pit gates will open at 3 pm with general admission gates at 4. Hot laps will begin at 6 with racing at 7. This program consists of only the 2 sprint car divisions, so we expect a swift moving program. General admission is $20 with kids 12 and under free. Pit passes are $35 for all ages. No mufflers are required. Transponders will be provided free of charge by the race track. There are no membership or entry fees with BOSS/FAST.
For the FAST winged 410 teams competing, you will get a hot lap session in your heat race group. You will qualify 2 cars at a time. All cars must be on 4 corner Hoosier tires. Left rears must be the "H" series while the right rear may be "H", "Medium" or "W18". Flat top wings only with a maximum 2" wickerbill. Minimum weight, with driver, is 1400 pounds. Complete payoff: 3000, 1500, 1000, 700, 600, 550, 500, 475, 450, 425, 400, 380, 360, 340, 320, 300, 300, 300, 300, 300. Heat races will pay: 40, 30, 20, 10.
The BOSS non wing cars will qualify during their hot lap sessions. All cars must be on 4 corner Hoosier tires, but it is open to ANY Hoosier's. The BOSS non wing payout for this event is as follows: 2000, 1000, 700, 600, 500, 450, 400, 375, 350, 325, 300, 290, 280, 270, 260, 250, 250, 250, 250, 250. Heat races will pay: 40, 30, 20, 10.
Heat race and bonus pay is provided by the following:
FAST on Dirt Bonus Sponsors
Heat 1 - NAPA Auto Parts
Heat 2 - Ohio Logistics ; Findlay, OH
Heat 3 - Helms & Sons Construction ; Findlay, OH
Heat 4 - Hoosier Tire Midwest ; Brownsburg, IN
Hard Charger - The Bridge Restaurant ; Sidney, OH
Hard Luck - Indy Race Parts ; Indianapolis, IN
Sweet Move - All Star Performance ; Watervliet, MI
BOSS Bonus Sponsors
Heat 1 - TCB Speed ; Noblesville, IN
Heat 2 - Hoosier Tire Midwest ; Brownsburg, IN
Heat 3 - Performance Powder Coating ; Russia, OH
Heat 4 - Mark Cole Insurance ; Austintown, OH
Hard Charger - The Bridge Restaurant ; Sidney, OH
Hard Luck - unsponsored
Steel Block Award - Cowen Truck Line ; Perrysville, OH
Lucky Pill Draw - Apple Metal Polishing ; Eldorodo, OH
Perseverance Award - All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads ; Johnstown, OH
Sweet Move - All Star Performance ; Watervliet, MI
NEXT UP: Sunday, September 29th at Kokomo Speedway
BOSS will be joined by the NAPA Auto Parts FAST on Dirt winged 410's.
Special thanks to Indy Race Parts for making this all sprint car combo happen.
Watch for complete event details soon!
Westfall Leads Cavalry Charge From 14th to 1st
The Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series was once again invited to the Kokomo Sprint Car Smackdown to join the United States Auto Club for the 8th annual event. The race fans were rewarded with a 42 car field. A half dozen drivers in the main event resembled a cavalry charge through the 24 car main event field, each advancing 10 or more positions. Pleasant Hill, Ohio's Matt Westfall started 14th and drove to the lead to score the win in the Marshall Motorsports 33M.
The five heat race groups were led in qualifying by Dallas Hewitt, Logan Hupp, Ty Tilton, Westfall and Travis Hery. Eight lap heat races were claimed by Matt Cooley, J.J. Hughes, Michael Fischesser, Carmen Perigo and Andrew Prather. A pair of twin 10 lap B-Main events were won by defending BOSS Smackdown champion Mike Miller and 2019 Lernerville feature winner, Justin Owen.
Travis Hery and Carmen Perigo, in a pair of number 21 cars, brought the field to the green flag for the 25 lap main. Hery grabbed the early lead and would show the way for the first 11 circuits. The only 2 repeat winners on the 2019 tour were on the move early. Dallas Hewitt started 10th in the Keen 18 and was knifing his way through the field with 14th starting Westfall in tow.
Hewitt stole the lead from Hery working lap 12 when the race's first of 3 red flags flew for Ty Tilton who took a nasty ride down the front straight. He climbed from the car and walked away. Back under green, Hewitt set sail for the record books, in hopes of becoming the first 3 time winner of 2019. Then, running on the ragged edge of the Kokomo cushion, he tagged the wall and went for a tumble in turns 1 and 2, ending a fine run. He was okay.
With 9 laps remaining, Matt Westfall was now the leader with Hery in the runner-up slot and Dustin Webber having his best career run in 3rd. Looking for his first ever sprint car win, Hery made several valiant attempts to take the lead, side by side with Westfall. On the final circuit, Lee Underwood had a hub break, sending him on a wild ride into turn one. He also climbed out unhurt.
A one lap shootout gave Hery one final shot. But Westfall was not to be denied taking his 3rd win of the year. Hery held on for his career best BOSS finish in second. Carmen Perigo, Logan Hupp and Dustin Webber completed the top 5. Chris Phillips charged from 19th to finish 6th with Andrew Prather 7th. Bill Rose adanced 9 spots to finish 8th. The rest of the cavaly charge were 9th place Mike Miller from 21st, 10th place Justin Owen from 22nd and 11th place Kory Crabtree from 23rd.
Twenty of the 24 starters completed the main event with all 20 on the lead lap. BOSS extends a sincere thank you to USAC, Kokomo Speedway, our race teams and race fans for inclusion in the Smackdown. The next tour event is Saturday, September 7th at Montpelier Motor Speedway in Montpelier, Indiana.
Kokomo Speedway ; Kokomo, IN
Sprint Car Smackdown VIII
Saturday, August 24, 2019
42 BOSS Entries
TCB Speed - Heat 1: 1. 19-Matt Cooley ; 2. 18-Dallas Hewitt ; 3. 23-Brian Karraker ; 4. 26w-Cody White ; 5. 82-Mike Miller ; 6. 53-Steve Little ; 7. 78-Adam Byrkett ; 8. 18D-Bobby Distel ; 9. 9N-Luke Hall
Hoosier Tire - Heat 2: 1. 76-J.J. Hughes ; 2. 24L-Lee Underwood ; 3. 69JM-Logan Hupp ; 4. 320-Bill Rose ; 5. 4J-Justin Owen ; 6. 60-Kory Crabtree ; 7. 41-Brad Wyatt ; 8. 2-Cooper Welch ; 9. 43M-Michael Roehling
Performance Powder Coating - Heat 3: 1. 44-Michael Fischesser ; 2. 42-Ty Tilton ; 3. wee34-Parker Frederickson ; 4. 9G-Cody Gardner ; 5. 16P-Joey Parker ; 6. 21D-Mason Day ; 7. 37-Dave Gross ; 8. 72-Al Thomas
Valor Racing - Heat 4: 1. 21P-Carmen Perigo ; 2. 9-Dustin Webber ; 3. 33M-Matt Westfall ; 4. 6-Chris Phillips ; 5. 39-Kyle May ; 6. 21B-Ryan Barr ; 7. 47-Matt Lucius ; 8. 44-David Hair
Unsponsored - Heat 5: 1. 16K-Andrew Prather ; 2. 21H-Travis Hery ; 3. 2DI-Dustin Ingle ; 4. 1H-Korbyn Hayslett ; 5. 12-Aaron Leffel ; 6. 43w-Callie Wolsiffer ; 7. 31-Buddy Lowther ; 8. R41-Rich Barngrover
B-Main 1: 1. 82-Mike Miller ; 2. 60-Kory Crabtree ; 3. 12-Aaron Leffel ; 4. 78-Adam Byrkett ; 5. 16P-Joey Parker ; 6. 2-Cooper Welch ; 7. 21B-Ryan Barr ; 8. 37-Dave Gross ; 9. 31-Buddy Lowther ; 10. 9N-Luke Hall ; 11. 44H-David Hair[DNS]
B-Main 2: 1. 4J-Justin Owen ; 2. 53-Steve Little ; 3. 41-Brad Wyatt ; 4. 39-Kyle May ; 5. 47-Matt Lucius ; 6. 21D-Mason Day ; 7. 43w-Callie Wolsiffer ; 8. 18D-Bobby Distel ; 9. 72-Al Thomas ; 10. R41-Rich Barngrover ; 11. 43M-Michael Roehling
A-Main: 1. 33M-Matt Westfall ; 2. 21H-Travis Hery ; 3. 21-Carmen Perigo ; 4. 69JM-Logan Hupp ; 5. 9-Dustin Webber ; 6. 6-Chris Pillips ; 7. 16K-Andrew Prather ; 8. 320-Bill Rose ; 9. 82-Mike Miller ; 10. 4J-Justin Owen ; 11. 60-Kory Crabtree ; 12. 2DI-Dustin Ingle ; 13. 1H-Korbyn Hayslett ; 14. 19-Matt Cooley ; 15. 23-Brian Karraker ; 16. 26w-Cody White ; 17. 76-J.J. Hughes ; 18. wee34-Parker Frederickson ; 19. 9G-Cody Gardner ; 20. 44-Michael Fischesser ; 21. 24L-Lee Underwood ; 22. 18-Dallas Hewitt ; 23. 42-Ty Tilton ; 24. 53-Steve Little
All Star Performance "Sweet Move": Travis Hery
All Pro Cylinder Heads "Perseverance": Steve Little
Apple Metal Polishing "Lucky Pill Draw": Bill Rose / Kory Crabtree
The Bridge Restaurant "Hard Charger": Matt Westfall +13
Unsponsored "Hard Luck": Michael Fischesser
Cowen Truck Line "Steel Block": Ryan Barr
Hoosier Tire Bonus: Korbyn Hayslett
It's SMACKDOWN time!
For the second straight year, the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series will have its own show within the prestigious USAC / Kokomo Sprint Car Smackdown. Now in its 8th year, this 4 day event has become a tradition among the very best in open wheel racing. Last year, rain hampered the originally scheduled date, and 2014 BOSS champion Mike Miller scored the win on a Thursday night make-up.
Saturday's event marks the culmination of the USAC portion. However, for BOSS, it will be a complete program with hot laps/qualifying along with heat races, consolation events and a 25 lap main event. All of the touring regulars will be on hand, led into battle by Matt Westfall who holds a commanding points lead over Cody Gardner, Dustin Ingle, Kory Crabtree and Dallas Hewitt. The rest of the top 15 include Dustin Webber, Steve Little, Korbyn Hayslett, Parker Frederickson, Mike Miller, Buddy Lowther, Justin Owen, Lee Underwood, Carmen Perigo and Matt Cooley.
The BOSS portion of the night is open ONLY to drivers who have never made a previous USAC Smackdown Saturday night A-Main OR any driver in the top 15 of current tour points. Drivers may only choose one division in which to compete. The BOSS segment will not have a minimum weight rule, however, the tour's 4 corner open Hoosier tire rule will be in effect.
Teams will be using the red AMB transponders through USAC. Pit passes are $45 for this event. Mufflers are NOT required. This payout will be the standard BOSS purse of 1500, 900, 700, 600, 500, 450, 400, 375, 350, 325, 300, 290, 280, 270, 260, 250, 250, 250, 250, 250, 250, 250.
Heat races will pay the top 4 finishers in cash: 40, 30, 20, 10 courtesy of our heat race sponsors: TCB Speed, Hoosier Tire Midwest, and Performance Powder Coating.
There are also six bonus awards worth $50 each and a free tire from Hoosier Race Tire. Please thank our many sponsors listed below:
Heat #1: TCB Speed (Noblesville, IN)
Heat #2: Hoosier Tire Midwest (Brownsburg, IN)
Heat #3: Performance Powder Coating (Russia, OH)
Heat #4: unsponsored
Hard Charger: The Bridge Restaurant (Sidney, OH)
Sweet Move: All Star Performance (Watervliet, MI)
Lucky Pill Draw: Apple Metal Polishing (Eldorodo, OH)
Steel Block Bonus: Cowen Truck Line (Perrysville, OH)
Hard Luck Award: unsponsored
Perseverance Award: All Pro Cylinder Heads (Johnstown, OH)
Tire Bonus: Hoosier Tire Midwest (Brownsburg, IN)
Also - special thank you to Mark Cole Insurance Agency (Austintown, OH) for the free drink cooler for our race teams each night!
Pair of Hewitt's Take Pair of BOSS First's
The Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series made a pair of stops at two new race tracks. And a pair of men by the name of Hewitt took both wins. Tyler Hewitt scored his first ever tour victory and his first ever Gas City Speedway win on Friday night. One night later, Dallas Hewitt, picked up the victory at Oakshade Raceway. The two drivers are NOT related. However, their names will now be linked in sprint car history from this historic "border wars" weekend.
Friday's action at Gas City saw 28 cars signed in for competition. The fastest qualifers in the 3 heat race groups were Hewitt, Scotty Weir and Dustin Ingle. Heat races were won by Garrett Abrams, Thomas Meseraull and Cole Ketcham. The 12 lap B-Main was won by Anthony D'alessio. A scary moment occured in the B when Michael Roehling took a scary tumble along the front straight and into turn one. He emerged from the car okay, but a little shaken up.
The 25 lap A-Main found Thomas Meseraull on the pole and looking to tie the Gas City record for wins in one season. Cole Ketcham started on the outside front row with Tyler Hewitt and Scotty Weir in row 2. Abrams and series point leader, Matt Westfall, starting from row 3.
At the drop of the green flag, Meseraull set sail for the history books. But another track regular and the BOSS point leader had other thoughts. A classic sprint car race, on a very well prepared facility, found the leader rim riding on the cushion and Hewitt masterfully working the very bottom of the track. He was able to ease his way past for the lead when the action came to a halt for the race's only red flag flew. Cody Gardner took a nasty ride down the front straight wall, and into the darkness outside of turn one. He was able to walk away.
Back under green, Hewitt and Meseraull continued their classic duel. Matt Westfall would find the bottom groove to his liking as well as he rolled up into the battle, right behind Hewitt. Completing lap 22, Westfall was able to split the leaders to make it 3 wide at the start-finish line! Tyler Hewitt would make the last 3 laps some of the best of his career, executing the laps that would carry him to victory as Meseraull barely edged out Westfall for runner-up honors. Ketcham held on for fourth with Garrett Abrams 5th. The rest of the top 10 were Dustin Webber, Korbyn Hayslett, Jacob Gordon, Kory Crabtree and Dallas Hewitt.
On Saturday night, BOSS would bring the first sprint car event to Oakshade Raceway in almost 2 decades. A great field of 28 cars filled the pit area and a packed grandstand rewarded the Henricks family for giving BOSS the opportunity to bring sprint cars back. Heat race wins were claimed by Matt Westfall, Tyler Gunn and Dallas Hewitt. The B-Main event was won by Lee Underwood.
The 20 car / 25 lap main event was brought to green by Tony Main and Tyler Gunn alongside. Dallas Hewitt and Steve Irwin started from row 2 while John Watson and Matt Westfall started from row 3. At the drop of the green flag, it was Tyler Gunn taking the early lead, searching for his first tour win. But like the night before, it was a Hewitt destined for victory lane. This time, it was Dallas Hewitt in the Keen 18 who slipped past Gunn on lap 4 and would never relinquish the lead. The race was stopped once for a red flag on lap 15 when Parker Frederickson and Ryan Barr were involved in an incident with Barr winding up upside down, but okay.
Over the final 10 laps, Hewitt left little doubt that this was his night and Tyler Gunn ran another fantastic race in his limited non wing career to come home runner-up. Matt Westfall continued his consistent season and stretched his point lead with a 3rd place finish. Kory Crabtree and Steve Irwin made up the rest of the top 5. Lee Underwood came from 16th to 6th to get the Bridge Restaurant "Hard Charger" award. Dustin Ingle, Dustin Webber, Luke Hall and Steve Little completed the top 10.
BOSS takes our hats off and extends a big thank you to the management and staff at both Gas City Speedway and Oakshade Raceway for a fantastic weekend. The next tour event will be the prestigioius "Kokomo Smackdown" on Saturday, August 24th. This event will only be open to teams in the top 15 of current tour points OR any driver who has never made a Kokomo Smackdown A-Main in previous years.
Gas City Speedway
Friday, August 9th
TCB Speed - Heat 1: 1. 32-Garrett Abrams ; 2. 97x-Tyler Hewitt ; 3. 60-Kory Crabtree ; 4. 42-Brayden Clark ; 5. 82-Mike Miller ; 6. 01-Anthony D'alessio ; 7. 9G-Cody Gardner ; 8. 27-Evan Mosley ; 9.4-Tayte Williamson ; 10. wee34-Parker Frederickson
Hoosier Tire - Heat 2: 1. 47-Thomas Meseraull ; 2. 23s-Scotty Weir ; 3. 18-Dallas Hewitt ; 4. 76-J.J. Hughes ; 5. 53-Steve Little ; 6. 78-Adam Byrkett ; 7. 43R-Michael Roehling ; 8. 31-Buddy Lowther ; 9. 21B-Ryan Barr
Performance Powder Coating - Heat 3: 1. 41K-Cole Ketcham ; 2. 33M-Matt Westfall ; 3. 1H-Korbyn Hayslett ; 4. 9-Dustin Webber ; 5. 2DI-Dustin Ingle ; 6. 41G-Jacob Gordon ; 7. 44-David Hair ; 8. 18D-Bobby Distel ; 9. 47L-Matt Lucius
B-Main: 1. Anthony D'alessio ; 2. 41G-Jacob Gordon ; 3. 78-Adam Byrkett ; 4. 9G-Cody Gardner ; 5. 27-Evan Mosley ; 6. 18D-Bobby Distel ; 7. wee34-Parker Frederickson ; 8. 47L-Matt Lucius ; 9. 44-David Hair ; 10. 21B-Ryan Barr ; 11. 31-Buddy Lowther ; 12. 43R-Michael Roehling ; 13. 4-Tayte Williamson
A-Main: 1. 97x-Tyler Hewitt ; 2. 47-Thomas Meseraull ; 3. 33M-Matt Westfall ; 4. 41K-Cole Ketcham ; 5. 32-Garrett Abrams ; 6. 9-Dustin Webber ; 7. 1H-Korbyn Hayslett ; 8. 41G-Jacob Gordon ; 9. 60-Kory Crabtree ; 10. 18-Dallas Hewitt ; 11. 82-Mike Miller ; 12. 76-J.J. Hughes ; 13. 23s-Scotty Weir ; 14. 2DI-Dustin Ingle ; 15. 01-Anthony D'alessio ; 16. 53-Steve Little ; 17. 42-Brayden Clark ; 18. 78-Adam Byrkett ; 19. 27-Evan Mosley ; 20. 9G-Cody Gardner
All Star Performance "Sweet Move": Parker Frederickson
All Pro Cylinder Heads "Perseverance Award": Adam Byrkett
Apple Metal Polishing "Lucky Pill Draw": Evan Mosley
The Bridge Restaurant "Hard Charger": Jacob Gordon
Unsponsored "Hard Luck Award": Dustin Webber
Hoosier Tire Bonus: Korbyn Hayslett
Cowen Truck Line "Steel Block Bonus": Ryan Barr
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Saturday, August 10th
TCB Speed - Heat 1: 1. 33M-Matt Westfall ; 2. 1H-Korbyn Hayslett ; 3. 26-John Watson ; 4. 41-Cole Ketcham ; 5. 9N-Luke Hall ; 6. 24L-Lee Underwood ; 7. 18D-Bobby Distel ; 8. 13-Ian Hunter ; 9. 47L-Matt Lucius ; 10. 44-Tom Davies[DNS]
Hoosier Tire - Heat 2: 1. 68G-Tyler Gunn ; 2. 0-Steve Irwin ; 3. 74-Tony Main ; 4. wee34-Parker Frederickson ; 5. 21B-Ryan Barr ; 6. 18-Mark Irwin ; 7. 31-Buddy Lowther ; 8. J1-Mark Shultz ; 9. 4-Tayte Williamson
Perfromance Powder Coating - Heat 3: 1. 18H-Dallas Hewitt ; 2. 9-Dustin Webber ; 3. 60-Kory Crabtree ; 4. 53-Steve Little ; 5. 2DI-Dustin Ingle ; 6. 49-Brian Ruhlman ; 7. 3-Chad Wilson ; 8. 82-Mike Miller ; 9. 5M-Mike Moore
B-Main: 1. 24L-Lee Underwood ; 2. 49-Brian Ruhlman ; 3. 82-Mike Miller ; 4. 3-Chad Wilson ; 5. 18-Mark Irwin ; 6. 18D-Bobby Distel ; 7. 13-Ian Hunter ; 8. 5M-Mike Moore ; 9. 47L-Matt Lucius ; 10. J1-Mark Shultz ; 11. 4-Tayte Williamson ; 12. 44-Tom Davies ; 13. 31-Buddy Lowther[DNS]
A-Main: 1. 18-Dallas Hewitt ; 2. 68G-Tyler Gunn ; 3. 33M-Matt Westfall ; 4. 60-Kory Crabtree ; 5. 0-Steve Irwin ; 6. 24L-Lee Underwood ; 7. 2DI-Dustin Ingle ; 8. 9-Dustin Webber ; 9. 9N-Luke Hall ; 10. 53-Steve Little ; 11. 3-Chad Wilson ; 12. 49-Brian Ruhlman ; 13. 82-Mike Miller ; 14. 1H-Korbyn Hayslett ; 15. 74-Tony Main ; 16. 26-John Watson ; 17. wee34-Parker Frederickson ; 18. 21B-Ryan Barr ; 19. 41-Cole Ketcham ; 20. 18-Mark Irwin
Cowen Truck Line "Steel Block Bonus" - John Watson
All Star Performance "Sweet Move" - Dustin Ingle
All Pro Cylinder Heads "Perseverance Award" - Brian Ruhlman
The Bridge Restaurant "Hard Charger" - Lee Underwood
Unsponsored "Hard Luck Award" - Parker Frederickson
Apple Metal Polishing "Lucky Pill Draw" - Tayte Williamson
Hoosier Tire Bonus - Mike Miller
Historic Weekend of Firsts for BOSS
The Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series is set or an action packed weekend ahead. Both tracks will be hosting their first ever tour event, and very good car counts are expected. Gas City Speedway first opened in 1987 and has been a steady host of traditional non wing sprints. Oakshade Raceway was opened in 1976 as a weekly winged sprint race track. Through the years, it became a home of 360 winged racing. However, it has been close to 2 decades since their last sprint car event.
Matt Westfall, Cody Gardner and Dustin Ingle sit atop the current standings and will lead a strong contingent into the weekend. Kory Crabtree and Dustin Webber round out the current top 5. Steve Little sits in the 6th position and plans to return after a hard crash in the last event at Pittsburgh Motor Speedway. Parker Frederickson, Dallas Hewitt, Korbyn Hayslett and Mike Miller make up the balance of the front ten. The 11-15 spots are held by Buddy Lowther, Justin Owen, Carmen Perigo, Matt Cooley, and Ben Knight.
Westfall has been the only repeat winner on the tour thus far, picking up the season opening win at Atomic in April and scoring again at Fremont Speedway less than one moth ago. Other winners have been Nick Bilbee, Luke Hall, Justin Owen, Chandler Leiby, Cody Gardner and Dallas Hewitt. Also on hand will be a large field of Gas City regulars and the big question is, can anyone stop the dominance of Thomas Meseraull there in 2019? The other big question, who will go to victory lane in a sprint car at Oakshade for the first time in close to 20 years?
Friday at Gas City. pit gates will open at 3 pm with general admission gates open at 5. Hat laps / qualifying are scheduled at 6:30 with racing at 7:30. Adult general admission is $20 with kids 12 and under free. Pit passes are $30. Mufflers are NOT required for this event. We will be using the yellow Westhold transponders and rental will be $10.
On Saturday at Oakshade, gates will open at 4 pm with hot laps at 6 and racing at 7. General admission for ages 12 and up is $14. Kids age 6-11 are $5 while 5 and under are free. Pit passes are $25. Mufflers are not required, and again, we will be using the yellow Westhold transponders with rental at $10.
For competing teams, remember, BOSS now utilizes a 4 corner Hoosier tire rule with an open compound. Both nights will be the standard BOSS purse as follows: 1500, 900, 700, 600, 500, 450, 400, 375, 350, 325, 300, 290, 280, 270, 260, 250, 250, 250, 250, 250. All non A main starters will get $100 tow money. Seven bonus awards of $50 AND heat races will pay: 40, 30, 20, 10 courtesy of TCB Speed of Noblesville, IN, Hoosier Race Tire, Performance Powder Coating of Russia, OH, Cowen Truck Line of Perrysville, OH, The Bridge Restaurant of Sidney, OH, All Pro Cylinder Heads of Johnstown, OH, Mark Cole Insurance Agency of Austintown, OH, Apple Metal Polishing of Eldorodo, OH, and All Star Performance of Watervliet, MI.
The official host hotel is the Huntington, Indiana Super 8 for just $62 per night. Be sure to ask for the "BOSS Racer's Rate" when booking a room. Phone 260-205-8424. The hotel is located at 2801 Guilford Street ; Huntington, IN 46750.
Hewitt is the BOSS at PPMS
by: Rich Berry
Imperial, PA (July 27) In just his second visit to the track, Dallas Hewitt earned the feature win on Falconi Moon Township Automotive Night on Saturday at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway.
The BOSS Sprints brought a field of 19 traditional, non-winged sprints, divided into three heat races. Kory Crabtree won TCB Speed heat race #1. Rick Holley picked up Hoosier Racing Tire heat 2 and Carmen Perigo claimed Performance Powder Coating heat 3. Steve Little got into trouble in heat two, spinning and hitting the outside wall in turn two. Little took home an additional $50 from All Pro Cylinder Heads for the "Hard Luck" award of the night. Bobby Springer took a scary last lap tumble in turn three in heat three.
The redraw for the top six starting positions awarded Perigo and series point leader Matt Westfall with front row berths for the 25-lap main. Perigo raced into the lead at the start, with fourth starting Dallas Hewitt passing Westfall for second. Perigo held the top spot through the first nine laps with Hewitt close behind. On lap 10, Hewitt used race traffic to slip by at the line to lead lap 10. The caution appeared on lap 11 for fourth running Rick Holley, giving the leaders a clear track. That would be the only caution period of the event, and back to green it was all Hewitt, using the extreme outside groove to distance himself from the competition. In just his second visit to the track, Hewitt would pull away over the remaining distance, getting the win by 7.004 seconds. Perigo and Westfall battled briefly over the late laps, but Perigo would get runner up honors. Behind Westfall in third was Cody Gardner and Kory Crabtree. Mike Miller, Chandler Leiby, Dustin Ingle, Dustin Webber, and Korbyn Hayslett filled the top ten.
TCB Speed - Heat Race #1 (8 Laps): 1. 60-Kory Crabtree ; 2. 18-Dallas Hewitt ; 3. 2DI-Dustin Ingle ; 4. 119-Chandler Leiby ; 5. 27K-Jeremy Kornbau ; 6. 320-George Willard ; 7. 1H-Korbyn Hayslett
Hoosier Tire - Heat Race #2 (8 Laps): 1. 86-Rick Holley ; 2. 9G-Cody Gardner ; 3. 82-Mike Miller ; 4. wee34-Parker Frederickson ; 5. 5-Bob McMillin ; 6. 53-Steve Little
Performance Powder Coating - Heat Race #3 (8 Laps): 1. 21-Carmen Perigo ; 2. 33M-Matt Westfall ; 3. 9-Dustin Webber ; 4. 31-Buddy Lowther ; 5. 23-Bobby Springer ; 6. 6-Todd Burgard
Precise Racing Products - A-Main (25 Laps): 1. 18-Dallas Hewitt ; 2. 21-Carmen Perigo ; 3. 33M-Matt Westfall ; 4. 9G-Cody Gardner ; 5. 60-Kory Crabtree ; 6. 82-Mike Miller ; 7. 119-Chandler Leiby ; 8. 2DI-Dustin Ingle ; 9. 9-Dustin Webber ; 10. 1H-Korbyn Hayslett ; 11. 27K-Jeremy Kornbau ; 12. 5-Bob McMillin ; 13. 31-Buddy Lowther ; 14. 320-George Willard ; 15. wee34-Parker Frederickson ; 16. 86-Rick Holley ; 17. 23-Bobby Springer[DNS] ; 18. 53-Steve Little[DNS] ; 19. 6-Todd Burgard[DNS]
Bonus Award Winners:
Hoosier Tire Bonus (free tire) - Dustin Webber
All Star Performance "Sweet Move" - Cody Gardner
All Pro Cylinder Heads "Hard Luck" - Steve Little
Cowen Truck Line "Steel Block Bonus" - Chandler Leiby
Apple Metal Polishing "Lucky Pill Draw" - Buddy Lowther
The Bridge Restaurant "Hard Charger" - Korbyn Hayslett
Next events: Friday, August 9 Gas City (IN) Speedway and Saturday August 10 Oakshade Raceway in Wauseon, OH
Don't forget, BOSS top 15 in points "bonus & tow" money available to compete in the FAST winged "Rick Ferkel Classic" Friday, August 2nd at Waynesfield. It pays $5,000 to win and $400 to start + bonus money available.
BOSS Set for Annual Pittsburgh Visit
This Saturday, July 27th, the stars and cars of the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series will tackle the Monster! Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway (PPMS) is one of the few TRUE half miles left in the midwest. Historically, race tracks were measured 1 foot off the inside guardrail. By that measueremnt, PPMS is a half mile. However, some of the fastest (and bravest) will run inches from the outside wall on this 90 foot wide racing surface. The distance traveled will be closer to 5/8 of a mile per lap for the rim riders.
The BOSS series has made annual stops at Pittsburgh every year, and every event seems to be one o the closer and more exciting events of the season. "When we first came here in 2012, I saw the enormous size of the track and my thoughts were that the racing may be lousy. But wow, was I ever wrong", said Aaron Fry, the promoter of the tour. "We have seen several last lap passes and 3 wide lead battles. Even a photo finish a few years back", he continued. Indeed, The Monster always seems to provide 2 grooves. Typically, a few guys find great runs off the very bottom of the track, while others roll the dice and gamble along the high line, inches from the steel guardrail.
Matt Westfall, driver of the 33M car for Marshall Motorsports is the current point leader on the tour. He is fresh off a win at Fremont Speedway in the last event on July 13th. However, Milford, Ohio's Cody Gardner is repeating his 2018 performance. Around one year ago, Gardner got hot in the middle of the season reeling off back to back runner-ups and several top 5's in the middle to latter stages of the year. On July 3, he scored his first career sprint car win at Waynesfield, then backed it up with a 3rd place at Fremont in the last event. He sits second behind Westfall and within striking distance of the lead.
Dustin Ingle of Lima, Ohio holds the 3rd spot. Dustin has been fast all season, but luck has not been on his side. Kory Crabtree from West Jefferson, Ohio pilots the Dom's Gulf 60 and holds the 4th spot. Steve Little from Waynsfield sits in the 5th spot. All 3 of these guys are also still in great contention to win the 2019 title.
Rounding out the top 10 includes Dustin Webber, Parker Frederickson, Justin Owen, Dallas Hewitt, and Korbyn Hayslett. Meanwhile, Buddy Lowther, Mike Miller, Matt Cooley, Ben Knight, and Lee Underwood round out the top 15. Most of the top 15 is expected along with a strong field of Pennsylvania drivers including guys like Carmen Perigo, Chandler Leiby, Andy Feil, Bob McMillin, Jeremy Kornbau, Rick Holley and many more.
Pit gates will open at 4 pm with grandstand gates opening at 5. Driver meeting will be at 5:45 with hot laps at 6 and racing at 7. Adult general admission is $20 with reserved seats available for $25. Seniors are $19 while kids 13-16 are $10, and 6-12 are $5. Children 5 and under are free.
For race teams, pit passes are $40. Kids pit passes will be $15 for ages 5 and under. There are no membership fees or entry fees and transponders will be provided free of charge by Precise Racing - Hoosier Mid Atlantic from Sarver, PA. This event will also pay $300 to start and all current top 15 in BOSS points are guaranteed $325 to start the main event. The 1-10 spots will pay the standard BOSS purse, including $1,500 to win. Mufflers are NOT required for this event. Remember, all BOSS cars must be on 4 corner Hoosier Racing Tires.
Heat race and bonus cash will be paid by: TCB Speed, Hoosier Racing Tires, Performance Powder Coating, Cowen Truck Line, All Star Performance, The Bridge Restaurant, Apple Metal Polishing, Mark Cole Insurance, All Pro Cylinder Heads, and Precise Racing.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Saturday, July 13, 2019
Contact: Brian Liskai - email@example.com
By Brian Liskai
Westfall Becomes First BOSS Repeat Winner of 2019
Pleasant Hill, Ohio's Matt Westfall survived near disaster on the final lap to score his second Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) non-wing win of the season. Westfall, the current BOSS point leader, hadn't won a series race since the first event of the season. The end was a thriller as Westfall had gotten around Dallas Hewitt for the lead as they took the white flag with Cooper Clouse also battling for the top spot. Clouse drive his machine into turn one hard on the last lap and made contact with Westfall who did a 360 spin but kept going while Clouse spun to set up a one lap restart finish with Westfall maintaining the lead. Westfall was able to hold off a last lap charge from Hewitt in his Buckeye Machine mount for his first ever win at Fremont Speedway.
"I just held it to the floor and kept spinning the wheels to keep rolling. It was tricky tonight. The track had a lot of character. I thought I was going to have to run the top and all of a sudden the bottom came in for me and we were good but Dallas got going on the top so I thought I'm better than him on the bottom in one and two but I have to get to the top down in three and four. That was a heck of a race. I appreciate Ray Marshall for giving me the opportunity to run for him," said Westfall. "We struggled for a little bit this season and crashed a car and got this new car and have been really good but haven't been able to hit our feature set-ups. Hopefully tonight this gets us going in the right direction."
Westfall and Carmen Perigo brought the field to green for the 25-lap BOSS feature with Perigo gaining the advantage over Cap Henry, Westfall, Clouse and Cody Gardner. Mike Miller spun with two laps scored and again a lap later.When the green reappeared Perigo pulled away as Westfall used the extreme low groove to take second while Henry and Clouse battled for third.
Following a spun by Kody Swanson on lap six, Westfall used the restart to take several looks below Perigo for the lead, finally taking it on lap eight. Third running Henry took a nasty tumble in turn three on lap nine and walked away unscathed. That moved Hewitt to the third position with Clouse, Gardner and Steve Irwin in tow.
Westfall continued to use the bottom lane when the green came back out with Hewitt driving under Perigo for second on lap 11 with Close taking third two circuits later. Hewitt found the top side of turns three and four to his liking and drove into the lead on lap 14. Westfall continued to drive under Hewitt lap after lap but couldn't get the pass accomplished.
Westfall moved to the high line in turns three and four but the bottom of turns one and two and stayed within a car length of the leader and was able to take the lead as they took the white flag. Entering turn one on the last lap third place running Clouse gave it one last shot and drove into turn one hard under Westfall and Hewitt, making contact with Westfall who spun but kept going while Clouse sat facing the wrong direction to bring out the caution.
That handed Westfall the lead and when the green and white flew together Hewitt tried one last ditch run across the top of turns one and two but couldn't make the pass. Westfall held Hewitt off the final two corners and took the win with Gardner, Perigo and Irwin rounding out the top five.
Saturday, July 13, 2019
Roots Poultry and
Fort Ball Pizza Palace Night
[*] indicates starting position
1.18-Dallas Hewitt, 16.860; 2.21K-Kody Swanson, 16.902; 3.82-Mike Miller, 16.952; 4.21P-Carmen Perigo, 16.989; 5.33M-Matt Westfall, 17.088; 6.9N-Luke Hall, 17.200; 7.9X-Cooper Clouse, 17.253; 8.53-Steve Little, 17.258; 9.24L-Lee Underwood, 17.286; 10.2DI-Dustin Ingle, 17.361; 11.0-Steve Irwin, 17.525; 12.1H-Korbyn Hayslett, 17.571; 13.91-Aaron Middaugh, 17.579; 14.9XH-Cap Henry, 17.716; 15.16K-Ben Knight, 17.755; 16.26-John Watson, 17.973; 17.68G-Tyler Gunn, 18.006; 18.3-Chad Wilson, 18.022; 19.9G-Cody Gardener, 18.208; 20.19-Matt Cooley, 18.232; 21.18D-Bobby Distel, 18.268; 22.26W-Cody White, 18.306; 23.9-Dustin Webber, 18.309; 24.5M-Mike Moore, 18.313; 25.13-Ian Hunter, 18.501; 26.31L-Buddy Lowther, 18.519; 27.23-John Stehman, 18.533; 28.34-Parker Fredricson, 18.569; 29.320-George Willard, 18.787; 30.60-Kory Crabtree, 99.999;
Heat 1, Group A (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 0-Steve Irwin ; 2. 82-Mike Miller ; 3. 21K-Kody Swanson ; 4. 24L-Lee Underwood ; 5. 3-Chad Wilson ; 6. 26W-Cody White ; 7. 23-John Stehman ; 8. 31L-Buddy Lowther
Heat 2, Group B (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 9X-Cooper Clouse ; 2. 18-Dallas Hewitt ; 3. 1H-Korbyn Hayslett ; 4. 19-Matt Cooley ; 5. 2DI-Dustin Ingle ; 6. 16K-Ben Knight ; 7. 91-Aaron Middaugh ; 8. 53-Steve Little
Heat 3, Group C (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 21P-Carmen Perigo ; 2. 9XH-Cap Henry ; 3. 18D-Bobby Distel ; 4. 5M-Mike Moore ; 5. 320-George Willard ; 6. 26-John Watson
Heat 4, Group D (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 9G-Cody Gardener ; 2. 33M-Matt Westfall ; 3. 68G-Tyler Gunn ; 4. 60-Kory Crabtree ; 5. 9-Dustin Webber ; 6. 13-Ian Hunter ; 7. 34-Parker Fredricson
B-Main 1 (12 Laps, top 6 to A)
1. 3-Chad Wilson ; 2. 2DI-Dustin Ingle ; 3. 9-Dustin Webber ; 4. 53-Steve Little ; 5. 26-John Watson ; 6. 34-Parker Fredricson ; 7. 26W-Cody White ; 8. 31L-Buddy Lowther ; 9. 91-Aaron Middaugh ; 10. 13-Ian Hunter ; 11. 16K-Ben Knight ; 12. 23-John Stehman ; 13. 320-George Willard
A-Main 1 (25 Laps)
1. 33M-Matt Westfall ; 2. 18-Dallas Hewitt ; 3. 9G-Cody Gardener ; 4. 21P-Carmen Perigo ; 5. 0-Steve Irwin ; 6. 68G-Tyler Gunn ; 7. 24L-Lee Underwood ; 8. 18D-Bobby Distel ; 9. 2DI-Dustin Ingle ; 10. 3-Chad Wilson ; 11. 5M-Mike Moore ; 12. 1H-Korbyn Hayslett ; 13. 9X-Cooper Clouse ; 14. 53-Steve Little ; 15. 19-Matt Cooley ; 16. 9-Dustin Webber ; 17. 60-Kory Crabtree ; 18. 9XH-Cap Henry ; 19. 21K-Kody Swanson ; 20. 26-John Watson ; 21. 34-Parker Fredricson ; 22. 82-Mike Miller
Hard Charger: #2DI-Dustin Ingle +9
BOSS / Fremont Make-Up Event This Saturday
The 2019 race season will be remembered for a long time for the stranglehold Mother Nature had in the spring. The Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series lost seven of the first 10 scheduled races to inclement weather. Two of those were events at Fremont Speedway, located on the Sandusky County Fairgrounds, in Fremont, Ohio. Fortunately, the Fremont Fair Board and BOSS both wanted to make sure an event was completed in 2019. This Saturday, July 13th will see the pair attempt to keep the streak alive. First announced in 2011, BOSS kicked off its first full season with an event at Fremont in May of 2012. Since then, Fremont has been the longest continually scheduled race track on the tour with at least one event completed every season.
The BOSS race teams are thankful to be invited to join this weekend's Roots' Poultry & Fort Ball Pizza Throwback Night! Also on the card are the winged 410 sprint cars and the 305 winged sprint cars. This ALL sprint car show is always a great one and a great value for open wheel fans. Both gates will open at 4 pm with racing action underway at 7. Adult general admission is just $20 with seniors $18, students $15 while kids 10 and under are free.
For teams competing, pit passes will be $35. No mufflers are required. Cars must be on four corner Hoosier Race Tires. This is an "open" Hoosier rule. The payout will be the standard $1500 to win / $250 to start purse. Cars WILL qualify during hot laps within their groups. As always, there are no membership fees or entry fees to race with the series.
Heat race money will be provided by: TCB Speed, the BOSS Parts Supplier, Hoosier Race Tire and Performance Powder Coating. Heat race cash will be paid to the top 4 in the amounts of $40, $30, $20, $10. Also, seven bonus awards are up for grabs courtesy of The Bridge Restaurant of Sidney, All Star Performance Products, Cowen Truck Line, Mark Cole Insurance Agency, All Pro Cylinder Heads, Hoosier Race Tire, and Apple Metal Polishing.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 4, 2019
Contact: Brian Liskai
By Brian Liskai
WAYNESFIELD, OHIO (Wednesday, July 3, 2019) - That first sprint car win is always memorable, but for Milford, Ohio's Cody Gardner it came in one of the region's most coveted event - the 11th Annual Jack Hewitt Classic presented by GROB Systems.
Gardner not only scored his first ever sprint car win, but he did it in dominating fashion, leading all 30 laps Wednesday at Waynesfield Raceway Park for the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) win. Ironically Gardner's wife and father-in-law run the series and his baby daughter got to join him in victory lane.
"When I first started racing sprint cars this is where I got my start. I've always loved this place. We've always run good here but have had bad luck. To get my first win here especially it being the Jack Hewitt Classic...someone I looked up to because of the way he drove. I know we had a good car...it was easy to drive. We burned up a tire a little in the heat race and dad told me to be easy on the tires but I never really heard anybody or saw anybody so I knew if I just hit my marks we were alright. I have to thank my dad. All the years we've been doing this...we've been racing together 27 years now and he's never given up on me. All the times I wanted to give up he never has. He works harder than anyone I know so we can do this. I want to thank Grey Wolf Transportation, R&R Auto Body, Wells Equipment and Auto Repair, Performance Powdercoating, Ashford Motorsports and Advanced Racing Suspensions," said Gardner.
The 11th Annual Jack Hewitt Classic Presented by GROB Systems was only the second event to be held at Waynesfield Raceway Park in 2019 under new promoter Shane Helms. A lot of improvements were made to the facility over the past couple of months including all new aluminum bleachers and new fencing. The event faced several hurdles including a lot of rain Tuesday evening.
"First I have to thank GROB Systems, Buckeye Machine, North Baltimore Custom Cuts, LiUNA Local 574, K&L Ready Mix, Helms & Son Excavating, Kistler Racing Products and the Fremont Fence Company for all their support for this race and this track. Also we were blessed to have Jack Hewitt as a part of this. He was so gracious with his time with the fans and helping us," Helms said. "All in all we have a lot to fix as a track team. We were tested and we will get better. I can't thank all the fans...to look up in those stands and see that turn-out is amazing and very much appreciated. All the race teams coming out to support us means a ton. The future of Waynesfield is very bright."
In the 30-lap BOSS feature Gardner jumped into the lead at the drop of the green with last year's Hewitt Classic winner Lee Underwood, Mike Miller, Matt Cooley, Dustin Ingle and Steve Irwin giving chase.Gardner steadily pulled away as Underwood, Cooley, Irwin and Miller battled hard for the runner-up spot. Ingle stopped on lap nine for the only caution of the feature.
On the ensuing restart Underwood pressured Gardner to his outside but Gardner withstood the challenges. At the half-way point the cars on the move were Kory Crabtree and Thomas Meseraull. After a spirited battle with Irwin, Crabtree took second on lap 14 but faced challenges from Irwin, Underwood and Meseraull. That allowed Gardner to once again pull away while the runner-up spot changed hands several times around the track every lap. When the checkers flew Gardner held a comfortable advantage as Underwood rallied late for second followed by Meseraull, Crabtree and Irwin.
The next event at Waynesfield Raceway Park is Friday, Aug. 2 for the Rick Ferkel Classic. There will be FAST winged 410 sprints in competition and other yet-to-be-determined classes. BOSS returns to action next Saturday, July 13th with a make-up event at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio.
Waynesfield Raceway Park
Wednesday, July 3
Jack Hewitt Classic Presented by GROB Systems
[*] denotes starting position
BOSS Non Wing Sprints -
1.18H-Dallas Hewitt, 12.747; 2.33M-Matt Westfall, 12.766; 3.2DI-Dustin Ingle, 12.780; 4.82-Mike Miller, 12.797; 5.0-Steve Irwin , 12.841; 6.53-Steve Little, 12.863; 7.7-Timmy Buckwalter, 12.959; 8.60-Kory Crabtree, 13.020; 9.23S-Kyle Simon, 13.073; 10.9N-Luke Hall, 13.078; 11.9G-Cody Gardner, 13.105; 12.21K-Kody Swanson, 13.216; 13.1H-Korbyn Hayslett, 13.230; 14.24-Landon Simon, 13.274; 15.00-Thomas Messeraull, 13.297; 16.19-Matt Cooley, 13.357; 17.77-Justin Owen, 13.398; 18.24L-Lee Underwood, 13.477; 19.34-Parker Frederickson, 13.504; 20.9X-Cooper Clouse, 13.573; 21.5A-Toby Alfrey, 13.583; 22.68G-Tyler Gunn, 13.628; 23.26-Cody White, 13.656; 24.87-Paul Dues, 13.725; 25.18D-Matt Lucius, 13.742; 26.4-Tayte Williamson, 13.771; 27.9-Dustin Webber, 13.846; 28.48-Derek Hammond, 13.849; 29.3-Chad Wilson, 13.865; 30.31-Buddy Louther, 13.893; 31.01-Dustin Hammond, 14.173; 32.16K-Ben Knight, 33.395;
Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)
1. 82-Mike Miller ; 2. 33M-Matt Westfall ; 3. 7-Timmy Buckwalter ; 4. 53-Steve Little ; 5. 26-Cody White ; 6. 31-Buddy Louther ; 7. 48-Derek Hammond ; 8. 4-Tayte Williamson
Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)
1. 2DI-Dustin Ingle ; 2. 60-Kory Crabtree ; 3. 18H-Dallas Hewitt ; 4. 9N-Luke Hall ; 5. 01-Dustin Hammond ; 6. 18D-Matt Lucius ; 7. 9X-Cooper Clouse
Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)
1. 0-Steve Irwin  ; 2. 9G-Cody Gardner ; 3. 24-Landon Simon ; 4. 1H-Korbyn Hayslett ; 5. 9-Dustin Webber ; 6. 34-Parker Frederickson ; 7. 5A-Toby Alfrey ; 8. 77-Justin Owen
Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps)
1. 19-Matt Cooley ; 2. 24L-Lee Underwood ; 3. 00-Thomas Messeraull ; 4. 68G-Tyler Gunn ; 5. 21K-Kody Swanson ; 6. 87-Paul Dues ; 7. 3-Chad Wilson
B-Main 1 - (12 Laps)
1. 21K-Kody Swanson ; 2. 9-Dustin Webber ; 3. 26-Cody White ; 4. 01-Dustin Hammond ; 5. 31-Buddy Louther ; 6. 34-Parker Frederickson ; 7. 87-Paul Dues ; 8. 18D-Matt Lucius ; 9. 48-Derek Hammond ; 10. 5A-Toby Alfrey ; 11. 3-Chad Wilson ; 12. 9X-Cooper Clouse ; 13. 4-Tayte Williamson ; 14. 77-Justin Owen ; 15. 23S-Kyle Simon ; 16. 16K-Ben Knight
A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)
1. 9G-Cody Gardner ; 2. 24L-Lee Underwood ; 3. 00-Thomas Messeraull ; 4. 60-Kory Crabtree ; 5. 0-Steve Irwin  ; 6. 82-Mike Miller ; 7. 33M-Matt Westfall ; 8. 9N-Luke Hall ; 9. 19-Matt Cooley ; 10. 68G-Tyler Gunn ; 11. 18H-Dallas Hewitt ; 12. 53-Steve Little ; 13. 7-Timmy Buckwalter ; 14. 9-Dustin Webber ; 15. 1H-Korbyn Hayslett ; 16. 26-Cody White ; 17. 21K-Kody Swanson ; 18. 01-Dustin Hammond ; 19. 34-Parker Frederickson ; 20. 2DI-Dustin Ingle
Owen Steals Lernerville / Leiby Dominates Mercer
photos by Jim Balentine 1.Owen celebrates Lernerville win
2. The last lap pass, Owen outside of Perigo 3.
Mark Rossey saved it in hot laps
Summer finally arrived this weekend as 90 degree afternoons greeted the BOSS touring series in the Keystone state for a pivotal doubleheader weekend. Justin Owen would provide some last lap heroics stealing Friday night's Lernerville Speedway win from race long leader Carmen Perigo. Owen would lead the last 100 feet to claim the win. On Saturday, Chandler Leiby would win his heat race, redraw the pole position, and never be challenged leading all 25 laps in convincing fashion to score his first ever BOSS win in only his second appearance with the tour.
Friday night's program began with 29 cars signed in for action. The 3 fastest qualifiers in each of the heat race groups were Matt Westfall in group 1 with a 16.229, Carmen Perigo in group 2 with a 16.045 and Dustin Ingle in group 3 with a 16.075. With the 4 fastest cars inverted in each heat, the top 2 finishers in each would go to the night's redraw for A-Main starting spots. Justin Owen would win heat race one over Westfall. Heat 2 was won by the night's overall fast timer, Perigo with Cody Gardner second. The third heat race was won by Brandon Spithaler with Kory Crabtree in the runner-up spot. A wild and exciting B-Main event saw Parker Frederickson from 9th to score the victory. Clarklake, Michigan's Brian Ruhlman took a tumble in the B and was transported and released from Butler Hospital after being shaken-up.
The 25 lap main event would see Perigo lead the field to green with Cody Gardner alongside. Owen would start from the 3 spot with Westfall outside of row 2 while Spithaler and Crabtree began from row 3. Perigo shot straight to the point to grab the lead, but Owen was in tow immediately and in less than 3 laps, 8th starting A.J. Flick had already moved to 3rd. The field stayed clean and green for much of the 25 lap event. Perigo apprached lapped traffic almost precisely at the halfway mark with the running order still seeing Owen, Flick, Matt Westfall and Brandon Spithaler in the top 5. As the laps clicked away, the drama built as the top 3 cars began to close up for what promised to be an amazing finish. But on lap 22, Joey Biasi ran out of room between a competitor and the frontstretch wall. He then executed a series of tumbles, both barrell rolling and then flipping end over end. Thankfully, he emerged okay, but pretty badly shaken. He too was transported to Butler Hospital for observation.
With the final restart at hand, Perigo again showed the way. The final few circuits, Justin Owen was throwing his 4J machine into turns 1-2 harder and higher each lap, looking for the momentum to carry him around the leader. With the white flag waving, he flirted dangerously close to the outer limits of Lernerville's red clay. With a head of steam down the back straight, it was a win it or wear it move that stuck! Owen slipped around the outside of Perigo and led the last 100 feet of the event. Flick held on for 3rd while Westfall and Dustin Ingle completed the top 5. Kory Crabtree, Brandon Spithaler, Chandler Leiby, Cody Gardner and Brandon Matus completed the top 10.
On Saturday, the tour traveled to Michael's Mercer Raceway Park. A field of 24 cars signed in for 3 heat races. Track promoter Ed Michael and BOSS owner Aaron Fry agreed to split the cost to start ALL 24 cars in the night's main event. Matt Westfall was quick time in group 1 with a 16.275. Group 2 was led by Steve Little with a 16.483 and Dustin Ingle bested the third group with a 16.300. Once again, the top 2 heat finishers would move into the redraw. Carmen Perigo won heat one with Matt Westfall second. Cody Gardner won heat 2 over Arnie Kent. Chandler Leiby held off Justin Owen to claim heat 3.
In the 25 lap main event, Leiby drew the pole position with Gardner again pulling the 2 spot. Kent and Perigo made up row 2 with Owen and Westfall in row 3. At the drop of the green, Chandler Leiby set sail and opened up a commanding lead with Gardner in tow. Leiby gradually distanced himself from Gardner and began knifing his way through lapped traffic. Westfall closed or Gardner to battle for the runner-up spot as the 2 cars on the move were 14th starting Parker Frederickson and 17th starting Steve Little! With 2 cautions and one red flag, Leiby was able to keep putting lapped cars between himself and Gardner. His final 2 restarts, Leiby had 5 or more cars between himself and the second place battle.
Back under green for the final run, Leiby was again checked out. Westfall was able to move past Gardner for the second spot and Parker Frederickson's charge got him all the way to third in the closing laps. Gardner held on for 4th place and Steve Little took "hard charger" honors getting up to fifth. Rounding out the top 10 were Dustin Ingle, Arnie Kent, Carmen Perigo, Andy Feil and Korbyn Hayslett. Twenty of the 24 feature starters finished the race with Leiby lapping all but the top 9.
The tour now moves on the Waynesfield Raceway Park this Wednesday night July 3rd for the "Jack Hewitt Classic". This event will pay $2,000 to win and $300 to start. Also, a reminder, the pair of early season events rained out at Fremont Speedway (May 4 and June 15), so a make-up event has been scheduled for Saturday, July 13th.
BOSS / Lernerville Speedway
Friday, June 28, 2019
TCB Speed - Heat 1: 1. 4J-Justin Owen ; 2. 33M-Matt Westfall ; 3. 119-Chandler Leiby ; 4. B1-Joey Biasi ; 5. 53-Steve Little ; 6. 08-Andy Feil ; 7. 66-Mark Rossey ; 8. 20B-Cody Bova ; 9. 16K-Ben Knight[DNS] ; 10. 18-Arnie Kent[DNS]
Hoosier Race Tire - Heat 2: 1. 21-Carmen Perigo ; 2. 9G-Cody Gardner ; 3. 2-A.J. Flick ; 4. 9-Dustin Webber ; 5. 27K-Jeremy Kornbau ; 6. 23s-Russ Sansosti ; 7. 49-Brian Ruhlman ; 8. 86-Rick Holley ; 9. 27-Zach Morrow ; 10. 331-Shamus O'Donnell[DNS]
Performance Powder Coating - Heat 3: 1. 57B-Brandon Spithaler ; 2. 60-Kory Crabtree ; 3. 2DI-Dustin Ingle ; 4. 1H-Korbyn Hayslett ; 5. Brandon Matus ; 6. 23-John Stehman ; 7. 31-Buddy Lowther ; 8. wee34-Parker Frederickson ; 9. 76-Davy Jones
Precise Racing - B-Main: 1. wee34-Parker Frederickson ; 2. 23-John Stehman ; 3. 23s-Russ Sansosti ; 4. 86-Rick Holley ; 5. 27-Zach Morrow ; 6. 31-Buddy Lowther ; 7. 20B-Cody Bova ; 8. 66-Mark Rossey ; 9. 08-Andy Feil ; 10. 76-Davy Jones ; 11. 49-Brian Ruhlman ; 12. 16K-Ben Knight[DNS] ; 13. 331-Shamus O'Donnell[DNS] ; 14. 18-Arnie Kent[DNS]
25 Lap - A-Main: 1. 4J-Justin Owen ; 2. 21-Carmen Perigo ; 3. 2-A.J. Flick ; 4. 33M-Matt Westfall ; 5. 2DI-Dustin Ingle ; 6. 60-Kory Crabtree ; 7. 57B-Brandon Spithaler ; 8. Chandler Leiby ; 9. 9G-Cody Gardner ; 10. 5-Brandon matus ; 11. 23-John Stehman ; 12. 53-Steve Little ; 13. 27K-Jeremy Kornbau ; 14. 86-Rick Holley ; 15. 23s-Russ Sansosti ; 16. 9-Dustin Webber ; 17. wee34-Parker Frederickson ; 18. 1H-Korbyn Hayslett ; 19. 27-Zach Morrow ; 20. B1-Joey Biasi
The Bridge Restaurant "Hard Charger" - A.J. Flick
All Pro Cylinder Heads "Perseverance Award" - Zach Morrow
Apple Metal Polishing "Lucky Pill Draw" - Andy Feil
All Star Performance "Sweet Move" - Kory Crabtree
Precise Racing "Hard Luck" - Ben Knight
Cowen Truck Line "Steel Block" - Chandler Leiby
Hoosier Race Tire Bonus - Dustin Ingle
BOSS / Michael's Mercer Raceway Park
Saturday, June 29, 2019
TCB Speed - Heat 1: 1. 21-carmen Perigo ; 2. 33M-Matt Westfall ; 3. 5-Bob McMillin ; 4. 9-Dustin Webber ; 5. 08-Andy Feil ; 6. 27-Zach Morrow ; 7. 18D-Bibby Distel ; 8. 1R-Gale Ruth Sr.
Precise Racing / Hoosier Tire - Heat 2: 1. 9G-Cody Garnder ; 2. 18-Arnie Kent ; 3. 23-John Stehman ; 4. 44-Joe McEwen ; 5. wee34-Parker Frederickson ; 6. 53-Steve Little ; 7. 1H-Korbyn Hayslett ; 8. 86-Rick Holley
Performance Powder Coating - Heat 3: 1. 119-Chandler Leiby ; 2. 4J-Justin Owen ; 3. 57B-Brandon Spithaler ; 4. 60-Kory Crabtree ; 5. 2DI-Dustin Ingle ; 6. 27K-Jeremy Kornbau ; 7. 31-Buddy Lowther ; 8. 86L-Michael Lutz
25 Lap - A-Main: 1. 119-Chandler Leiby ; 2. 33M-Matt Westfall ; 3. wee34-Parker Frederickson ; 4. 9G-Cody Gardner ; 5. 53-Steve Little ; 6. 2DI-Dustin Ingle ; 7. 18-Arnie Kent ; 8. 21-Carmen Perigo ; 9. 08-Andy Feil ; 10. 1H-Korbyn Hayslett ; 11. 23-John Stehman ; 12. 27-Zach Morrow ; 13. 5-Bob McMillin ; 14. 9-Dustin Webber ; 15. 44-Joe McEwen ; 16. 18D-Bobby Distel ; 17. 86-Rick Holley ; 18. 27K-Jeremy Kornbau ; 19. 4J-Justin Owen ; 20. 57B-Brandon Spithaler ; 21. 60-Kory Crabtree ; 22. 1R-Gale Ruth Sr ; 23. 86L-Michael Lutz ; 24. 31-Buddy Lowther
The Bridge Restaurant "Hard Charger" - Steve Little
Apple Metal Polishing "Lucky Pill Draw" - Dustin Webber
All Star Performance "Sweet Move" - Parker Frederickson
All Pro Cylinder Heads "Hard Luck" - Justin Owen
Cowen Truck Line "Steel Block" - Chandler Leiby
Hoosier Race Tire Bonus - Justin Owen
Lernerville / Mercer Doubleheader Weekend
This weekend, the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series will attempt to shake the stronghold mother nature has had on the tour. Two race tracks that have long been a staple of the series will play host in the Keystone State. Lernerville Speedway, near Sarver, will be the stage on Friday night June 28. The next night, the traveling outlaws will roll into the newly reopened Michael's Mercer Raceway in Mercer. Both tracks have a long history of sprint car racing. Mercer opened for action in 1951 while Lernerville came about in 1967.
If she were a competitor, mother nature may have locked up the 2019 championship at this point with 7 wins. Fortunately, she does not count, and Dallas Hewitt holds the top spot in the Todd Keen 18. Matt Westfall, in the Marshall Motorsports #33M sits in the runner-up spot on the strength of the season opening win at Atomic and a runner-up at Moler. Dustin Ingle, Justin Owen, and Michael Fischesser round out the current top 5. The 6th through 10th spots belong to Cody Gardner, Dustin Webber, Kory Crabtree, Mike Miller and Steve Little. The rest of the top 15 includes Matt Cooley, Ben Knight, Parker Frederickson, Bill Rose and Shawn Westerfeld.
On Friday at Lernerville, pit gates will open at 4 pm with general admission gates open at 5. General admission is $15. Seniors 65+ are admitted for $12, kids 11-17 are just $10 and kids 10 and under are free. Pit passes are $30.
On Saturday at Mercer, again, pit gates open at 4 with general admission open at 5. Adult general admission is $15. Seniors 60+ are admitted for $13. Kids 13 and under are free. Pit passes will be $35 with senior pit passes (age 60+) being $30.
Mufflers are NOT required either night. We will be using the red AMB transponders courtesy of Precise Racing in Sarver. Please give those guys a big thank you for always helping us with timing and scoring in Pennsylvania!
Remember, the 2019 Hoosier tire rule is now in full effect. All competing cars must be on 4 Hoosier race tires. This is an OPEN Hoosier tire rule. Another change for 2019 is that we now qualify DURING your hot lap session. We invert the fastest 4 cars in each heat race group.
As always with BOSS, there are no membership fees or entry fees. There also is NO minimum weight rule.
The official host hotel for the weekend is the Hampton Inn in Grove City, PA. They have allowed the BOSS teams and fans a discounted rate of $99 plus tax. Remember to ask for the "BOSS Racer's Rate" when booking a room. Rooms will be held at that price until Thursday night at midnight. Please book early, and don't worry, they have a great cancellation policy. In the event of bad weather, rooms can be canceled without penalty until 6 pm on Friday. To book a room, call 724-748-5744 and be sure to hit ZERO to get to the front desk at the hotel itself. Parking will be available across the road at the Timber Creek Restaurant lot after 10 pm and we ask that all rigs be out of their lot by 11am on Saturday.
There will be some drive by security measures by the local police department to keep an eye on equipment overnight. A car wash is located across 79 and an outlet mall with 135 stores is nearby for the ladies. The hotel will have shuttles running Saturday morning to the mall.
Here is the payout breakdown for both events this weekend: 1500, 900, 700, 600, 500, 450, 400, 375, 350, 325, 300, 290, 280, 270, 260, 250, 250, 250, 250, 250. We start 20 cars in the main event. If the totall car count is between 30-39 cars, we will add 2 starters to the feature. If we have 40+ entries, the starting field increases to 24.
Heat race cash to the top 4 finishers in each and 6 fifty dollar bonus awards are provided by the following great sponsors - PLEASE thank them!
Heat Race Sponsors
TCB Speed ; Noblesville, IN
Hoosier Tire Midwest ; Browwnsburg, IN
Performance Powder Coating ; Russia, OH
Precise Racing Products ; Sarver, PA
Bonus Award Sponsors
Apple Metal Polishing ; Eldorodo, OH
All Star Performance ; Watervliet, MI
The Bridge Restaurant ; Sidney, OH
All Pro Cylinder Heads ; Johnstown, OH
Mark Cole Insurance ; Austintown, OH
Cowen Truck Line ; Perrysville, OH
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 740-703-3768