Up Next - Fremont Speedway on May 4th
After consecutive rainouts last weekend, the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series teams are eager to get back on track this Saturday at Fremont Speedway. The historic dirt oval sits on the scenic Sandusky County Fairgrounds and has played host to weekly short track racing since 1951. It is also the longest continually running track on the BOSS touring schedule.
After winning the opening round main event at Atomic Speedway on May 13th, Matt Westfall will come into this weekend's event as the points leader. The balance of the top 10 at Atomic were Dallas Hewitt, Bill Rose, Logan Hupp, Cody Gardner, Kory Crabtree, Lee Underwood, Dustin Ingle, Shawn Westerfeld and Justin Owen. Most of those teams are expected to be in competition this weekend.
Joining BOSS will be the AFCS 410 winged sprint cars along with the 305 vs 360 shootout, making an all sprint car event! Gates will open at 4 pm with racing at 7. General admission for adults is $15 with seniors at $13, youths $10 while 10 and under are free.
Pit passes will be $30. As always, there are NO membership fees or entry fees with BOSS. We will be using the yellow westhold transponders and they will be available for rent for $5 at the track.
NO MUFFLERS required for this race. Also, the tire rule remains open as a burnoff period. The standard BOSS payoff will be in effect for this race: 1500, 900, 700, 600, 500, 450, 400, 375, 350, 325, 300, 290, 280, 270, 260, 250, 250, 250, 250, 250. Every car that competes but fails to make the main event is guaranteed $100. Don't forget, heat race money and several bonus awards are up for grabs thanks to our many fine sponsors.
Heat Race Sponsors: TCB Speed, Hoosier Racing Tire, and Performance Powder Coating
Bonus Award Sponsors: All Pro Cylinder Heads, The Bridge Restaurant, Apple Metal Polishing, All Star Performance, and Cowen Truck Line
Historic Weekend Ahead at Montpelier & Kokomo
We are just days away from one of the most anticipated weekends of the 2019 race season. The Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series will kick off a doubleheader for traditional wingless cars at Montpelier Motor Speedway on Saturday. A day later, the FAST on Dirt winged 410 sprint cars will join the wingless BOSS drivers at Kokomo Speedway for a historic first time twin billing.
Saturday's event at Montpelier Motor Speedway will be the second try at a spring date for BOSS. Last year, this event rained out. But the fall events has never failed to produce a 40 car field or more. Track and series officials expect another large turnout this Saturday, ready to attack the 1/4 mile clay oval. Pit gates will open at 3 pm with hot laps at 5 and racing action set to begin at 6:30 pm. General admission is $20 and kids 12 and under are free with a paid adult. Pit passes will be $30. Transponders will be provided free of charge with paid pit pass. This is a standard purse BOSS event with $1,500 to win and $250 to start the A-Main. Also, $100 is guaranteed to any car who competes in the program yet fails to start the main event. Complete BOSS standard purse is: 1500, 900, 700, 600, 500, 450, 400, 375, 350, 325, 300, 290, 280, 270, 260, 250, 250, 250, 250, 250. There are no mufflers necessary for this event.
On Sunday, the BOSS drivers will move on to Kokomo Speedway where they will be joined by their winged counterparts, the FAST on Dirt winged 410 sprint cars. Pit gates will be open all day, but the pits will be cleared and pit pass sales begin at 3 pm. Hot laps are scheduled for 6 pm with racing immediately following. The twin sprint car divisions will be the only ones on the card, so we anticipate a swift moving program to get everyone out at a reasonable time. General admission for this event will be $25 while children 12 and under are free. Pit passes are $30 and that also includes transponder rental for the race teams. The FAST on Dirt purse is as follows: 3000, 1500, 1000, 700, 600, 550, 500, 475, 450, 425, 400, 380, 360, 340, 320, 300, 300, 300, 300, 300. There is also $100 paid to any car who competes in the program and fails to start the main event. The BOSS portion of the program will pay $2,000 to win while the balance of the field will be the standard purse (same as Montpelier). Mufflers are NOT required for this race.
For winged cars only, remember, flat tops wings only with a maximum 2" wickerbill. Weight rule with driver post race is 1400#. Finally, tires are mandatory 4 corner Hoosiers. Left rears must be the "H" series while right rears can be "H" or "Medium" or "W18". You do not have to run the same right rear all night.
Race teams needing a place to stay, don't forget, the official host hotel is the Super 8 in Gas City, Indiana. The standard rate has been lowered from $129 to $99 if you mention you are with the BOSS or FAST racing series. They have a large parking lot with several restaurants nearby. To reserve a room, please call 765-997-8096.
Westfall Hangs on For Atomic Victory
After leading the entire main event, Ludlow Falls, Ohio driver, Matt Westfall, found himself in a one lap shootout. His Ray Marshall Motorsports 33M had very little right rear tire left and brakes fading badly. A very hungry Dallas Hewitt in the Keen 18 and defening champion Bill Rose in his own number 6 gave Westfall all he wanted in the closing stages but could not get alongside.
The evening began with 29 very competitive traditional sprint cars in the pit area. Cars were divided into 3 groups for hot lap / qualifying sessions. Logan Hupp, Westfall and Hewitt were quick times in their groups. Heat race winners were Dustin Ingle, Bill Rose, and Cody Gardner. The 14 car B-Main was led early by Justin Clark in his Racesaver 305 and did a great job in his very first wingless adventure. However, it was Michael Fischesser who motored by to score the win.
The 20 car / 25 lap main event was paced to green by Dustin Webber. Outside polesitter, Matt Westfall, charged immediately into a lead he would never relinquish. Behind him, furious action kept fans on the edge of their seats. Two serious accidents brought out red flags. Two time champion Dustin Smith got out of the groove, into the marbles in turns 3 & 4, catching just enough of the concrete wall to send him on a vicious series of barrel rolls. In the late stages of the race, Parker Frederickson caught the wall entering turn 3 and executed one of the worst flips in BOSS history at Atomic with a high flying series of end over end flips. Both drivers emerged unhurt.
With the laps winding down, Westfall's lead was shrinking as Hewitt and Rose would close the gap on long green flag runs. The Marshall 33M had just enough tire left to fire off one more time. Westfall drove away on the final restart, then nursed the car one final time around the tricky 3/8 mile dirt oval to bring home the win. Hewitt, Rose, Gardner and Logan Hupp rounded out the top 5. Completing the top 10 were Kory Crabtree, Lee Underwood, Dustin Ingle, Shawn Westerfeld and Justin Owen.
Up next for BOSS is the April 27-28 doubleheader weekend at Montpelier Motor Speedway and Kokomo Speedway. At Kokomo, the BOSS sister series, the FAST on Dirt winged 410 sprints, will also be on the card.
Hoosier Tires, Group Qualifying, and SpeedShift TV New For 2019
The 2019 race season is fast approaching. When the curtain is raised at Atomic Speedway on April 13th, some new changes will be in effect. For the first time in its 8 year history, BOSS will now have a tire rule in place. All competing cars will be required to be on all 4 Hoosier Racing Tires. There will be no compound requirement. Any commercially available Hoosier brand tire will be legal. In an attempt to help teams use up any other tires, there will be a 4 race burn off period where we willl allow other brands of tires to be used. Once we get to race #5, the rule will be in full effect.
BOSS owner, Aaron Fry, said "we were very proud of the eight year run we had without a tire rule. It was easy in 2011 to start that way because there were 3 competing brands of tires at that time. However, times have changed and so has the market." He went on to say, "for several years, we thought other tracks and sanctions may follow our lead, but that day never came." This move is hoped to also help even out the competition and stop teams from keeping multiple brands and compounds in their inventory.
By teaming with Hoosier Racing Tire, the BOSS 2019 points payout will increase by more than 30% with the top 15 in points being awarded at year's end. In appreciation of this one year contract, Hoosier has lowered the retail price of their right rear tires on all compounds, capping them at $207 each. Neil Cowman and Tony Burghardt from Hoosier are open to discussion with race teams who will be new to their brand for tips on air pressure, grooving and siping. Tires will be available at every event through TCB Speed.
Also new for 2019 will be group qualifying in your heat race at every event. Drivers will be placed into groups by pill draw for heat races and you will hot lap with your heat. The top 4 cars in heats will be inverted. The top 2 finishers will go to the redraw for the main event while the balance will be lined up by heat race finishes. The B-Main will also line up by heat race finishes. During the recent banquet, Fry stated, "for 8 years, we have pressed our luck with pill draw starts, but it is time to stop putting cars way off the pace on the front row of heats."
Finally, one other change for 2019 will be the addition of BOSS on the Speed Shift TV schedule. Every show will be filmed and available On Demand on the Speed Shift TV website just a few days following the event. Highlight segments, interviews and more will also be available on the BOSS YouTube channel, along with BOSS accounts on Facebook, Twitter and now Instagram.
Teams planning to run the full slate of events in 2019 are encouraged to send over driver / owner information for the drivers page on the tour website. Or if you have questions, you can e-mail email@example.com or call 740-703-3768