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Simon and Smith Score MVT / BOSS Doubleheader Wins
 
It had been a while, but Landon Simon proved he could still get the job done when he visited his old stomping ground with the Mo Vaughn Transport - Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series on Friday night.  The scene was the Legendary Hilltop Speedway in Marietta, Ohio which was playing host to its first sprint car event in well over 30 years.  Simon was instrumental in the formative years of BOSS competing in the first 2 events ever held in 2011 and running the entire tour in 2012 picking up his first career sprint car win along the way at Southern Ohio Raceway in Portsmouth, Ohio.
 
On Friday night, 22 cars signed in for competition with heat race wins going to Justin Owen, Aaron Middaugh, and Brandon Spithaler.  There were some anxious moments in the heat races.  In heat race #2 Scott Hardman jumped the right rear wheel of Kory Crabtree bicycling up on 2 wheels and making a great save to earn the "sweet move" of the night award.  In heat race #3, Brandon Spithaler made a daring slide job pass in the final corner of the final lap to steal the win from Thomas Meseraull.
 
The 22 car field was paced to the starter's green flag by the front row of Simon and Cody Gardner.  Simon rocketed to the early lead with 3rd starting Cooper Clouse quickly into the runner-up spot.  The race's first caution flew on lap #3 when Steve Little came to stop in turn #4.  Back under green, Simon still held command with Cooper Clouse applying the pressure until a lap #5 caution for Cody Gardner spinning in turn #2.  The third and final caution would fly just 2 laps later when Clouse spun while battling with Thomas Meseraull for the runner-up spot.   Brandon Spithaler, who was on the move early from his 9th starting position was running 4th when he clipped Clouse taking him out of the event.  After a trip to the work area, Clouse was able to restart the event.
 
Once racing resumed on lap #7 it was clean and green to the end with invading teammates Landon Simon and Thomas Meseraull running 1-2 over the next 18 laps.  The only serious threat left was Shawn Westerfeld who had started 7th and was clearly closing in on the lead duo.  Simon, in the Mount Baker Vapor #24 proved to be untouchable as he raced to victory just ahead of his team car driven by California's Thomas Meseraull.  Westerfeld held on to finish third and take over the BOSS points lead.  Rounding out the top 5 were Justin Owen and Dustin Smith.
 
On Saturday, the Mo Vaughn Transport - BOSS sprints took traditional non wing sprint car racing into West Virginia for the first time since July 4th, 1969.  The stage was the "Bullring" of Tyler County Speedway where 17 cars signed in for battle on another fast 1/4 mile oval.  Preliminary heat were won by Dustin Smith, Brandon Spithaler, and Aaron Middaugh.
 
The 25 lap main event was brought to the green flag by Wampum, Pennsylvania driver Joe Butera along with Harrison, Ohio's "J-O" Justin Owen.  From the start, Owen jumped out to the early lead and set a blistering pace in search of his first career sprint car victory.  However, 4th and 5th starting Brandon Spithaler and Dustin Smith were battling for second and searching for bite all over the bullring oval. 
 
The race's only caution flag flew on lap # 4 when Steve Little spun and collected Kirk Jeffries, Scott Hardman and Adam Miller in the melee on the backstretch.  Miller and Hardman were able to make repairs in the Buckeye Machine and Fab work area and return to competition.
 
On the restart, Justin Owen again jumped out to a big lead and appeared to be destined for that elusive first career victory.  But Dustin Smith in the Dom's Gulf #77 was dialing his car in as the laps clicked away and began to find some drive off the bottom of the track.  On lap 17, Smith got by race runner-up Spithaler and set his sites on Owen who was about to catch lapped traffic.  Over the next 6 circuits, Smith closed the gap to battle for the lead.
 
Just when it was about to get interesting, onto the scene popped the "Guilford Gasser" Shawn Westerfeld, who had started 8th and appeared to have the fastest car on the track.  With 2 laps remaining, Owen led the pack into turn one with Smith to the bottom and Westerfeld on the top they were 3 wide for the lead!
 
Something had to give!  And it did, with Smith and Owen making racing contact, Owen did a 360 spin taking Westerfeld with him.  The race stayed green as Spithaler raced by the synchronized spinners and into 2nd.  At the finish, it was Smith followed by Spithaler, with Owen recovering to finish 3rd.  Mike "The Magic Man" Miller was able to get to 4th with Westerfeld recovering from his spin to finish 5th.
 
Fans and promoters at both venues were very pleased with the stars and cars of the BOSS tour.  A return engagement on the originally scheduled June weekend is already in negotiations for 2016.
 
The series now heads for the 3 day weekend this coming weekend with Atomic Speedway on Friday, July 31st as part of the 2nd annual "Open Wheel Championships".  On Saturday, the tour moves on to Lawrenceburg Speedway for the 2nd annual "Jason Soudrette Memorial".  Soudrette, like Simon, was one of the original BOSS outlaws in the formative 2011 and 2012 seasons.  Finally, on Sunday, it is Millstream Speedway in Findlay, Ohio, wrapping up a grueling 5 races in 10 days!

 


 

BOSS Readies for Hilltop / Tyler County Doubleheader Once Again 
 
One of the most anticipated doubleheader weekends of the entire season was rained out in June.  The 2015 season has already seen a record number of wins by mother nature.  However, the Mo Vaughn Transport / Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series and the promoters of Legendary Hilltop and Tyler County Speedway's have pressed on and the rescheduled events are set for this weekend, July 24th and 25th.
 
Friday night's event at Legendary Hilltop will mark the first sprint car event since the track roared back to life in June of 2012 after sitting dormant for nearly 15 years.  The facility first opened in the sixties and played host to many sprint car events and was the home track of the Dickson family from Marietta that produced 3 time USAC National non wing champion Larry Dickson.   The last few sprint events at Hilltop were in the early 80's and featured winged cars.  Since reopening under the name Legendary Hilltop, the track has seen phenomenal growth with near capacity grandstands every Friday night. 
 
On Saturday, the tour will bring wingless sprint car racing to the Mountaineer state for the first time since 1969 when they tackle the bullring quarter mile at the Tyler County Speedway in Middlebourne, West Virginia.   First opened in 1974, the fairgrounds oval has seen some very large late model events including the famous Hillbilly 100.  The only sprint car events in the past were winged shows.  International Raceway Park in Ona, West Virginia hosted a USAC sprint event on pavement on July 4th, 1969 when Lenny Waldo won the 30 lap main event defeating Lee Kunzman and Al Smith.  Waldo's win was also a historical first as it was the first ever sanctioned sprint car win for a stock block Ford engine. 


Defending BOSS champion Mike "The Magic Man" Miller of Wapakoneta, Ohio holds a slim points lead over a pair of Hoosier drivers, Shawn Westerfeld of Guilford, Indiana and the "Hustlin Hoosier" Dustin Smith of Russiaville, Indiana who was the inaugural BOSS champion in 2012.   The 2014 National non wing rookie of the year (as voted by the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in Iowa) is 16 year old Cooper Clouse of Ohio City, Ohio who currently sits in the #4 spot.  Rounding out the early BOSS top 5 is Kingsburg, California driver Kody Swanson who is the defending USAC Silver Crown champion and currently leads the 2015 standings with 2 victories.  Swanson would be the BOSS points leader right now if not for missing an event that conflicted with this years USAC schedule. 
 
Fans can also expect to see the rest of the BOSS points chasers like Aaron "Mid Air" Middaugh of Polk, Ohio,  the "Nati Nightmare" Michael Fischesser of Cincinnati, Ohio, Chad Wilson of Toledo, Ohio, Kent Wolters of Tipp City, Ohio and Kirk Jeffries of Westerville, Ohio who all make up the rest of the top 10.  Cody Gardner of Monroe, Ohio sits just outside the top 10 with the "Honey Bear" Bob McMillin of Wampum, Pennsylvania, the "Quiet Riot" Steve Little of Waynesfield, Ohio, "J-O" Justin Owen of Harrison, Ohio and Joe Butera of Wampum, Pennsylvania rounding out the top 15.
 
The tour, which is sponsored by former Boston Red Sox major league baseball slugger Mo Vaughn, will showcase 25 lap main events on both nights.  In addition to main event cash payouts, the drivers will be competing for a multitude of other cash incentives and bonus awards.  Heat race payouts are sponsored by Moose Racing of Anaheim, California, Lias Tire/American Racer, Hoosier Racing Tire and Buckeye Machine and Fab of Forest, Ohio.  The B-Main tow money is sponsored by FAST Signs of Dayton, Ohio. 
 
Bonus awards up for grabs will include the Bridge Restaurant of Sidney, Ohio "Hard Charger" Award which is $50 to the drivers advancing the most positions in the A-Main.  The Lynn Cook "Hard Luck Award" will be $50 going to the driver voted by series and track officials to have had the worst racing luck on the night.  The Hochstetler Truck and Auto Repair of Ashland, Ohio "Steel Block Award" of $50 will go to the driver finishing the highest in the main event using a steel engine.  The A Plus Automatic Transmission of Mansfield, Ohio "Perseverance Award" is $50 that goes to the driver who draws the worst heat race starting pill and still manages to make the main event.
 
The Mo Vaughn Transport Series likes giving money away so much that there is also a "Lucky Pill Draw" Award for free pit passes and hot dogs for the crew courtesy of Apple Metal Polishing of Eldorodo, Ohio.  McMillin Apiaries of Wampum, Pennsylvania will supply the "Sweet Move of the Night" award for $25 cash and a "bear"' of McMillin Honey!  The nation's only open tire rule traveling sprint car series also gives away a free tire to the highest A-Main finisher on all 4 of each brand of tire courtesy of Hoosier and American Racer tires. 
 
Fans can also get in on the action with a chance to win $25.  The BOSS souvenir stand will have scorecard programs available for $1.00 where fans can pick the top 3 finishers in order.  There will also be lucky door prize drawings for the fans who enter the contest.  Many of the drivers on the tour will have shirts available and drivers will be more than happy to stick around for autographs following both shows. 
 
Gates will open on Friday at 4 pm with drivers meeting at 6:45.  Pill draw will also close at 6:45.  General admission will be $15 for adults and pit passes will be $30.  Methanol fuel will be available at the track for teams.  On Saturday at Tyler County Speedway, gates will open at 4 pm with the drivers meeting at 6:15 and hot laps at 6:30.  Racing will begin at 7:30.  General admission will be $15 at Tyler with pit passes at $35 per person.  No mufflers are required either night.  Raceceivers are mandatory and transponders will be free of charge courtesy of Tony Boetcher and 35 Raceway Park. 
 
The Red Roof Inn and the Best Western Plus in Marietta are the official hotels of the weekend.  Be sure to mention the "BOSS Racers at Hilltop" to get the special rate of $59 per night.  Fans are welcome to use the racers rate as well.  The Red Roof Inn can be reached at 740-336-7866.  The Best Western Plus is at 740-374-9660.  Both hotels are located on Pike Street in Marietta. 
 
Be sure to make plans to join us this weekend!  The Mo Vaughn Transport BOSS sprints will be out in full force both nights!  Don't miss it!


 

Hewitt Scores First Career BOSS win at Waynesfield
 
The Mo Vaughn Transport / BOSS sprint car series roared into Waynesfield Raceway Park last night.  Under beautiful skies, a great field of 43 non wing sprint cars signed in for action for the Dick Spencer Memorial.  The fans were treated to a great main event battle that found Dallas Hewitt of nearby Troy, Ohio scoring his first career tour victory driving the Chip Pearson owned #69R.
 
The night began with six heat race events that were won by Kyle Simon, Hewitt, Shawn Westerfeld, Mike Miller, Kody Swanson and Dustin Smith.  Swanson put on a dazzling display of driving in his heat race coming from the 7th spot to score the win and establish himself as the man to beat for the evening.  The heat races were followed up by a pair of B-Main events that found Chuck Wilson and Garrett Abrams both picking up wins.  The second B-Main was the scene of one of the nastiest crashes of the year on the tour when Logan Hupp clipped wheels with another car, then dug in sideways and barrel rolled the #2M Ray Marshall owned Buckeye Machine sprint car six times and into the pit runoff chute.  Thankfully Hupp got out of the car under his own power, but was transported and checked out at a nearby hospital with only minor injuries.
 
The 22 car main event field roared to the green flag with Kirk Jeffries and Dallas Hewitt on the front row.  Jeffries in the Make-It-Fit Foundation #59J grabbed the early lead but by lap #2, Hewitt was up the challenge and the pair crossed the line completing lap 2 side by side.  Running high on the cushion, Hewitt sailed on to a comfortable lead early as 4th starting Kody Swanson began to move forward.  Swanson was past Jeffries for the runner-up spot on lap 7 and began to close on Hewitt.
 
The race's first caution flew on lap 10 when a pair of cars spun in turn 2.  On the ensuing restart, Swanson was able to make the move to take over the lead and appeared headed for victory.  At the halfway mark the running order was Swanson over Hewitt, Mike Miller, Kyle Simon, Lee Underwood Steve Irwin, Kirk Jeffries, Dustin Smith and Cooper Clouse.  The race's second caution flew on lap 15 when Jeffries, Smith and Clouse all got collected in a turn one mishap that found Smith as the only one able to continue. 
 
The first attempted restart of lap 15 found Aaron "Mid Air" Middaugh reinforcing his nickname.  The Polk, Ohio driver got upside down in turn 1 and was through for the evening. 
 
Over the final 10 circuits, it appeared Kody Swanson was on his way to back to back victories in the Kent Wolters #21K, but the right front shock broke loose from the car.  With the car now a handful to drive, Swanson soldiered on with Dallas Hewitt roaring back to the top side.  The duo put on quite a show exchanging the lead several times and running side by side on the ragged edge of control.  
 
With a newfound vigor, Hewitt began to motor away and right into the history books scoring his first ever Mo Vaughn Transport BOSS win and his first Dick Spencer Memorial.  Former track champion Kyle Simon was able to slip past Swanson late who held on for third.  Rounding out the top 5 were a pair of hard charging BOSS regulars Shawn Westerfeld (who started 9th) and Mike Miller (who started 12th).  Rounding out the top 10 were Steve Irwin, Garret Abrams, Scott Hampton, Lee Underwood and Toby Alfrey.
 
Mike Miller retains his points lead with Westerfeld now jumping up to take the second spot.  However, a lot of racing is left with many drivers still in the hunt.  The series now takes a weekend off to prepare for the make-up doubleheader weekend at Legendary Hilltop in Marietta, Ohio and Tyler County Speedway in Middlebourne, West Virginia. 


Swanson Tames the Monster Half Mile at Pittsburgh
 
Apparently the magic number for the Mo Vaughn Transport / Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series is 8.  For the third consecutive race, the driver starting from the number eight position has raced to victory on the tour.  Last night at Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway, it was Kingsburg, California driver Kody Swanson who drew the worst pill in the bucket for the feature lineup, yet managed to find victory lane with an impressive run to catch race long leader Shawn Westerfeld.
 
What was supposed to be a doubleheader weekend that began on Friday night ended up being washed out at Lernerville Speedway as mother nature claimed her fifth victory of the season.   A great field of 33 cars were signed in for the Friday night program that fell victim to the rain right after the heat races.
 
On Saturday at PPMS, 26 cars were on hand to do battle on the largest track the touring drivers will see all season long.  Preliminary heat races were won by Michael Fischesser, Cooper Clouse, and Justin Owen.  The B-Main event was taken by Michigan invader Steve Irwin.
 
The main event found Shawn Westerfeld and Chad Wilson making up the front row with Cooper Clouse and Joe Butera in row number two.  Aaron Middaugh and Michael Fischesser were in the third row, while Justin Owen and Swanson made up the fourth row.  Brandon Spithaler from nearby Evans City, Pennsylvania also made the redraw, but a mechanical problem in the Tom Burkey owned Superior Tank #57B forced Spithaler to another car.  By BOSS rules, he had to start at the rear of the 20 car main event.
 
At the drop of the green flag, Shawn Westerfeld rocketed to the early lead in search of his first career BOSS victory with Cooper Clouse and Chad Wilson in tow.  Very early on it was evident that Swanson was going to be a threat as he bolted from 8th to 4th in just a few laps.
 
The main event's only caution flew with 4 laps completed when Mike Miller made contact with the wall and coasted to a stop.  The defending series champion was through for the evening.  The running order under the caution flag was Westerfeld, Clouse, Wilson, Swanson and Middaugh making up the early top five.
 
Back under green, Westerfeld again asserted command and looked like the car to beat running the low line.  By lap #7, Swanson had gotten to 3rd place as he began to experiment with multiple lines on the very wide PPMS oval.  A few laps later Swanson was able to slip past Cooper Clouse for the runner-up spot as the cars hit the halfway point of the 21 lap main event.  The running order at the halfway was Westerfeld, Swanson, Clouse, a hard charging Dustin Smith, and Michael Fischesser. 
 
As the laps clicked away, Swanson began to try some higher grooves while Westerfeld was content to run the bottom.  Having seen no prior threat early on, it may have come as a surprise when Swanson appeared on the outside and the duo raced through traffic putting on a dazzling display of driving.  Swanson took the lead on lap 14, but a reenergized Westerfeld got up on the wheel to reel the Californian back in to retake the top spot on lap 16.
 
With traffic becoming a bigger factor, Swanson made the winning move on lap 17 to retake the lead as he chose the path less traveled putting the car high on the Monster Half Mile.  Westerfeld was pinned behind some slower cars and had to hesitate off turn 4 to get by.  This allowed Swanson to pull away to lead from lap 17 to the checkers.  However, Shawn Westerfeld was determined and over the final 2 circuits pulled back up on the bumper of Swanson and challenged one final time to lose the race by less than a car length.  The margin of victory officially was 0.102 seconds making it the second closest finish in BOSS history.
 
Following Swanson and Westerfeld were Dustin Smith, Michael Fischesser, and Cooper Clouse rounding out the top 5.  Steve Irwin charged from 16th starting spot to finish 6th and claim the Bridge Restaurant "Hard Charger of the Night" award.  Rounding out the rest of the top 10 were Justin Owen, Chad Wilson, Kent Wolters and Kirk Jeffries.
 
The traveling stars of the BOSS tour now moves on to Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio next Saturday, July 11th.  This event annually attracts one of the largest car counts of the season with 54 cars signed in last season.  Complete detailed results will be posted soon along with updated points.


 

PA Doubleheader up next for BOSS

This weekend, the Mo Vaughn Transport / BOSS tour is of to the Keystone state for a doubleheader at 2 of the tour's fastest race tracks.  Friday night the series visits the historic Lernerville Speedway where a year ago a photo finish determined the main event winner.  On Saturday, the traveling band of outlaw non wing racers will tackle to Monster Half Mile known as Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway.  In 2013, the last BOSS event there saw 11 unofficial lead changes among 6 different drivers in the 21 lap main event.
 
Friday night's show at Lernerville will be the third BOSS appearance in history with local driver Jack Sodeman Jr winning in 2013.  A year ago Logan Hupp of Columbus, Indiana narrowly edged fellow Hoosier driver Dustin Smith to even the score for the BOSS touring drivers.  Who will take round 3?  A Pennsylvania local runner or a BOSS tour driver? 
 
Friday's gates open at 5 pm with drivers meeting at 6:30 and hot laps at 6:45.  Racing action is set for 7 pm.  General admission is $14 for adults with seniors only $10.  Kids age 11-17 are $7 while kids 10 and under are free.  Pit passes will be $30.  For teams competing, transponders will be supplied for free by Precise Racing Equipment.  They will have fuel and tires ONLY at Lernerville but not their entire parts truck.  No mufflers are required for this event.
 
On Saturday, BOSS visits the largest track on the schedule.  Called the "Monster Half Mile", when measured in the high line where most cars run, the track is well over a half mile.   BOSS drivers Kirk Jeffries, Tony Beaber, and Andre Layfield have all notched wins here along with PA local driver Jack Sodeman, Jr.  This will mark the fifth event in BOSS history to be contested at PPMS.
 
Promoter Matt Miley has many fun events scheduled for fans including a hot dog eating contest and a golf "closest to the pin" contest for ages 13 and up.  For kids under 13, there will also be a "hole-in-one' mini golf contest.  Early Vegas odds have Bucky the BOSS Beaver as the odds on favorite in the hot dog eating contest!
 
Pit gates will be open all day Saturday but pits will be cleared at 4:30.  Gates will officially open at 5 pm.  Hot Laps will be at 6 with racing at 7 pm.  General admission is $20 for adults with seniors in at $19.  Kids age 13-16 are $10 while kids age 6-12 are $5.  Kids 5 and under are free.  Pit passes will be $35.  Once again, Precise Racing Products will be supplying free transponders.  Fuel only will be available at the track.  There will be no parts truck.  No mufflers are required at PPMS.
 
The official host hotel of the weekend is the Super 8 in Harmarville, PA just north of Pittsburgh.  Room rates are $71.99 when you ask for the BOSS racer's rate.  The number to the hotel is 412-828-8900.  The address is 8 Landings Drive, Harmarville, PA.  There will be security arranged for the parking lot to watch the race haulers.  This hotel has given us a great cancellation policy where you have until 4 pm on Friday to cancel your room.
 
We hope to see everyone at the tracks this weekend for what promises to be an exciting doubleheader.  For more information, check out the BOSS website at www.buckeyesprints.com or go to the track websites www.lernerville.com and www.ppms.com


 

Legendary Hilltop / Tyler County Rescheduled
 
The doubleheader Mo Vaughn Transport / BOSS weekend at Legendary Hilltop and Tyler County Speedway was washed out last week by remnants from tropical storm Bill that worked its way north.  The much anticipated events have been rescheduled for Friday and Saturday, July 24th and 25th.  All the details of the weekends events remain the same including the host hotels.  The Friday night event at Legendary Hilltop will see BOSS hot lapping last on the evening (around 7:30 pm) to allow travel times for teams with the short notice.  The sprint cars will run first the remainder of the program.
 
Although it has been a rough start with a record 4 rainouts (and it is only June), the tour looks forward to busy months ahead with a lot of action packed events.  Details will be released Sunday for the upcoming Lernerville - Pittsburgh doubleheader slated for July 3rd and 4th.
 
Lately, the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series has been a hot topic in sprint car circles.  In only its 4th full season, the tour has seen phenomenal growth.  The drivers and teams who have supported the tour are directly responsible for this growth and popularity as they have put on some fantastic racing.  A special thanks also goes out to the many track promoters who host the tour and to the many race fans who seem to always have great and encouraging things to say!!  At this time, BOSS would like to say a big thank you to the many contributors and sponsors who have made this tour what it is.  We are not always able to include everyone in every press release, but for once, we are naming them individually.
 
These are the reasons BOSS is so successful and we say THANK YOU!
 
Rusty McClure - Ashland, OH (BOSS's #1 sponsor hunter)
Mo Vaughn Transport - Cleveland, OH
Buckeye Machine - Forest, OH
Superior Tank - Beach City, OH
Hochstetler Truck and Auto Repair - Ashland, OH
Lynn Cook - A Racer's Friend
The Bridge Restaurant - Sidney, OH
Apple Metal Polishing - Eldorado, OH
Hoosier Racing Tire
Cowen Truck Lines - Perrysville, OH
Lias Tire / American Racer Tires
FAST Signs - Dayton, OH
Moose Racing / Huntington Beach Glass - Anaheim, CA
A Plus Automatic Transmission - Mansfield, OH
Design 500 - Seattle, WA
Indy Race Parts - Indianapolis, IN
Precise Racing - Pittsburgh, PA
Kistler Engines - Fremont, OH
TI22 Performance - Zelienople, PA
Diversified Machine Inc. - Lancaster, PA
McMillin Apiaries - Wampum, PA
Griff's Engines - Sandusky, OH
Southeast Harley Davidson - Cleveland, OH
S & H Nerfs - Piqua, OH

 


 

BOSS Prepares To Invade New Territory
 
The Mo Vaughn Transport / Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) is set for its first ever trip into the Ohio Valley region this weekend.  The touring traditional wingless sprint cars will be making history as they will do battle at the Legendary Hilltop Speedway in Marietta, Ohio on Friday night, then move on to Tyler County Speedway in Middlebourne, West Virginia for a Saturday showdown.   Series officials expect drivers from 6 states with numerous track and series championships among them. 
 
Friday night's event at Legendary Hilltop will mark the first sprint car event since the track roared back to life in June of 2012 after sitting dormant for nearly 15 years.  The facility first opened in the sixties and played host to many sprint car events and was the home track of the Dickson family from Marietta that produced 3 time USAC National non wing champion Larry Dickson.   The last few sprint events at Hilltop were in the early 80's and featured winged cars.  Since reopening under the name Legendary Hilltop, the track has seen phenomenal growth with near capacity grandstands every Friday night. 
 
On Saturday, the tour will bring wingless sprint car racing to the Mountaineer state for the first time since 1969 when they tackle the bullring quarter mile at the Tyler County Speedway in Middlebourne, West Virginia.   First opened in 1974, the fairgrounds oval has seen some very large late model events including the famous Hillbilly 100.  The only sprint car events in the past were winged shows.  International Raceway Park in Ona, West Virginia hosted a USAC sprint event on pavement on July 4th, 1969 when Lenny Waldo won the 30 lap main event defeating Lee Kunzman and Al Smith.  Waldo's win was also a historical first as it was the first ever sanctioned sprint car win for a stock block Ford engine. 
 
"The Magic Man" Mike Miller of Wapakoneta, Ohio is the defending BOSS champion and current points leader.  He will lead the BOSS warriors into battle with inaugural series champion "The Hustlin Hoosier" Dustin Smith of Russiaville, Indiana just 62 points behind.  The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame - National Sprint car non wing rookie of the year, 16 year old Cooper Clouse from Ohio City, Ohio sits 3rd in the early points standings with defending Lawrenceburg (Indiana) Speedway track champion Shawn Westerfeld of West Harrison, Indiana sitting a close 4th.   Polk, Ohio's Aaron "Mid Air" Middaugh is seeing one of his best season starts and rounds out the top 5.
 
Other Ohio drivers include Justin Owen, Chad Wilson, Kent Wolters, Michael Fischesser, Cody Gardner, Kirk Jeffries, Steve Little, Scott Hardman, Andy Fike and Chuck Wilson.  Representing the keystone state of Pennsylvania will be the always exciting "Evans City Earthmover" Brandon Spithaler along with Bob McMillin and Joe Butera.  Throw in Josh turner from Michigan and "Joltin" Joe Liguori from Tampa, Florida along with some other drivers rumored to be dropping in on the traveling regulars.
 
Gates will open on Friday at 4 pm with drivers meeting at 6:45.  Pill draw will also close at 6:45.  General admission will be $15 for adults and pit passes will be $30.  Methanol fuel will be available at the track for teams.  On Saturday at Tyler County Speedway, gates will open at 4 pm with the drivers meeting at 6:15 and hot laps at 6:30.  Racing will begin at 7:30.  General admission will be $15 at Tyler with pit passes at $35 per person.  No mufflers are required either night.  Raceceivers are mandatory and transponders will be free of charge courtesy of Tony Boetcher and 35 Raceway Park. 
 
The Red Roof Inn and the Best Western Plus in Marietta are the official hotels of the weekend.  Be sure to mention the "BOSS Racers at Hilltop" to get the special rate of $59 per night.  Fans are welcome to use the racers rate as well.  The Red Roof Inn can be reached at 740-336-7866.  The Best Western Plus is at 740-374-9660.  Both hotels are located on Pike Street in Marietta. 
 
Be sure to make plans to join us this weekend!  The Mo Vaughn Transport BOSS sprints will be out in full force both nights!  Don't miss it!

 


 

Meseraull Dominates Doubleheader Weekend

 

Perhaps the most legendary weekend of Mo Vaughn Transport / BOSS racing to date, was conducted this past weekend at two historic facilities.  The tour made its first ever stop at the Limaland Motorsports Park on Friday night and then traveled on to Lawrenceburg Speedway, just across the Indiana boarder for Saturday's show.  Although there was excellent racing throughout the pack both nights, one thing was very clear.  Thomas Meseraull from San Jose, California, absolutely dominated the weekend aboard the Todd Keen owned #18.

 

A fine field of 43 cars signed in for battle at Limaland Friday night where 5 heats were run with Brandon Spithaler, Mike Miller, Meseraull, Kody Swanson and Kyle Simon claiming prelim victories.  The twin B-Main events were won by Cody Gardner and Dustin Ingle.  By virtue of the redraw, Meseraull would start from the 8th position in the 24 car field with fellow Californian, Kody Swanson rolling off 10th.

 Leading the field to green were Cooper Clouse and Joe Liguori, with Clouse  jumping out to the quick early lead.  The race's first caution flew on lap 2 when Brandon Spithaler had mechanical issues and spun in turn 4 collecting Gary Taylor.

On the restart, Clouse, the 2014 National Non Wing Rookie of the Year, looped it in turn 2 as the track began to slick off.  This turned the lead over to Joe Liguori who would lead the next 5 circuits as a 3 way battle set itself up at the front between Liguori, Dallas Hewitt and Meseraull.  Hewitt wrestled the lead from Liguori to officially lead laps 7 and 8, but the charging Meseraull swept past Hewitt in turn 2 and went on to lead the final 16 circuits.  T-Mez held off a fast closing Swanson with Liguori, Dustin Smith and Mike Miller rounding out the top 5.

 The following night at Lawrenceburg Speedway, only 27 cars were on hand, but the slim field meant no less action as the fans saw 4 hotly contested heats with Swanson, Garrett Abrams, Meseraull and Michael Fischesser picking up the wins.  Aaron Middaugh held on for the B-Main win over a determined Shawn Westerfeld who had missed his heat, started last in the B-Main and put on a driving clinic to transfer to the main event.

 

Once again, the redraw found Meseraull starting from the 8th position while Drew Abel and Michael Fischesser brought the field to starter Tim Montgomery's green flag.  Abel took command early, leading the first 3 circuits.  However, Meseraull's domination of the weekend was so complete, he needed only until lap #4 to take command.

 

The race's only caution flew on lap 7 when the 6th place car of Brandon Spithaler spun to a stop off turn #4 after contact with another car.  The restart saw Meseraull on the point followed by Abel, Swanson, Abrams and Fischesser completing the top 5.   Once back under green, Meseraull motored away leaving Abrams and Swanson to battle for the runner-up spot.  The final 18 laps ran caution free with Meseraull winning by 4.396 seconds over Abrams, Swanson, Joss Moffatt and Mike Miller.

 

With his consistency, Mike Miller is now the current BOSS points leader over Dustin Smith, Cooper Clouse, Shawn Westerfeld, and Aaron Middaugh.  The series now moves on to a first time ever doubleheader at two new venues.  It will be another historic weekend as Legendary Hilltop Speedway in Marietta, Ohio will see it's first non wing sprint car race in nearly 40 years on Friday, June 19th.  One night later, the state of West Virginia will be christened by BOSS when the tour invades the Tyler County Speedway in Middlebourne.  This will be the first time the Mountaineer state has seen traditional sprint cars since International Raceway Park in Ona, West Virginia hosted a USAC race on the pavement in 1969.

 



BOSS Prepares For Legendary Doubleheader

 
The word "legendary" is often overused.  In the case of this weekends Mo Vaughn Transport / BOSS doubleheader, the word fits.   The very definition of legendary (1. of, described in, or based on legends   2. remarkable enough to be famous, very well known) describes both facilities that are set to host the tour. 
 
Auto racing first began at the site of Limaland Speedway in the late 1930's and operated for many decades under the name "Allentown Speedway".  The track has seen the likes of Ferkel, Hewitt, Dawson and hundreds more famous names in the annals of the sport.  On the other hand, Lawrenceburg Speedway can trace its racing roots back to 1910 when auto racing first began at the Dearborn County Fairgrounds.  The current track has existed since 1950 and has hosted many famous last names as well like Gaines, Gilstrap, Vogler, and the list goes on. 
 
This Friday and Saturday night, the stars and cars of the MVT / BOSS series hope to add to the long legacy of both facilities.  Following 2 rainouts, the tour finally opened the 2015 season at Mercer Raceway Park in Pennsylvania on May 23rd with 30 cars on hand.  Local driver Brandon Matus scored the upset win in what became a survival test on the tricky 3/8 mile surface.
 
Defending BOSS champion "The Magic Man" Mike Miller will lead the series regulars into battle for the weekend after finishing 3rd at Mercer.  Tour newcomers Cooper Clouse and Kent Wolters scored impressive top 5 finishes in the opener and appear to be legitimate threats to steal the title.  Brandon Spithaler appeared to be on his way to his 3rd Mercer BOSS win when mechanical troubles bit him.  No less than 20 drivers are aiming for the 2015 championship and this weekends events will play a key role in determining who stays in the running.
 
At Limaland, gates will open at 4:30 pm on Friday.  Pit passes are just $25 with adult general admission just $12.  Hot laps will be at 6:15 and racing will begin at 7 pm.  There will be NO FUEL sales available at Limaland.  Transponders will be available for rent for $10.  Cars will NOT be required to run mufflers.  After the event, teams and fans are welcome to use the series hotel deal at the Lima, Ohio Howard Johnson Hotel.  Ask for the racer's rate of $63 when you call 419-222-0004.
 
On Saturday, Lawrenceburg Speedway gates will open at 4 pm with hot laps at 6 and racing at 7 pm.  Fuel will be available and mufflers ARE REQUIRED on all cars.  Any muffler or muffler insert is acceptable.  Transponders will be free of charge.  Pit Passes will be $30 with general admission $15 for adults while 12 and under is free of charge. 
 
The Mo Vaughn Transport / BOSS sprints welcome everyone out to be part of a legendary weekend.  We also extend a special thanks to all our many sponsors who make the BOSS series what it is with many bonus awards and extra heat race money.  Those sponsors include:  Moose Racing of Anaheim, California, Lias Tire / American Racer and Indiana, Pennsylvania, Hoosier Racing Tire, Buckeye Machine and Fab of Forest, Ohio, FAST Signs of Dayton, Ohio, Kistler Engines of Fremont, Ohio, Cowen Trucking of Perrysville, Ohio, The Bridge Restaurant of Sidney, Ohio, Lynn Cook of Dayton, Ohio, Hochstetlet Truck and Auto Repair of Ashland, Ohio, A Plus Automatic Transmission of Mansfield, Ohio, Apple Metal polishing of Eldorodo, Ohio, Design 500 of Seattle, Washington, and Southeast Harley Davidson of Cleveland, Ohio.   Contingency awards are provided by Rod End Supply, DMI, TI22, Motorstate, All Star Performance, Indy Race Parts and NAPA. 



   
   
A double flip in the BOSS 410 Sprint feature at Mercer (Pa) Speedway Saturday night as Justin Owen-26 and Chuck Wilson-31 tangle in turn 2 during the feature event. Neither were hurt in the melee that also included Michael Fischesser, Cody Gardner and Shawn Westerfeld-Jim Balentine Photo Series


Matus Scores Popular Win For Mercer Crowd with BOSS 

 

The "Wheelman" Brandon Matus of Wampum, Pennsylvania picked up his first career traditional sprint car victory Saturday night at Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, Pennsylvania with the Mo Vaughn Transport - Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series.  Home track advantage certainly was no handicap, but Matus proved that you can overcome a bad starting draw and come away with victory.   Starting last in the final heat race, Matus appeared to be "buried" deep in the program.   Yet a run to second place in the heat earned himself a spot in the Precise Racing Redraw where Matus would pull the "4" starting pill out of eight and Matus would parlay that to his first series win over a stout 30 car field. 
 
National Sprint Car rookie of the year, Cooper Clouse led the field to green, but outside pole sitter Andy Feil got out to a quick early lead.  Immediately, third starting Brandon Spithaler and sixth starting Shawn Westerfeld flexed their muscle with quick moves up to challenge at the point.  The first caution flag flew on lap 3 when Justin Owen spun to a stop.  On the ensuing restart, Feil blasted to the lead once again, but jumped the cushion in turn 4, spinning down the track and collecting third running Westerfeld. 
 
Back under green, The "Evans City Earthmover" Brandon Spithaler assumed command and appeared to be the man to beat.  On lap eight, the third caution flew when Dustin Smith came to a stop in turn 4.  On the restart, the field failed to complete a lap before a gaggle of cars began spinning with several cars taking evasive action.  At least 3 cars did 360 spins, but in the end, Arnie Kent collected a helpless Dustin Smith, eliminating him from competition.
 
As the field rolled around the Mercer oval under caution, leader Brandon Spithaler lost a radiator hose and went up in a cloud of steam, turning the lead over to Brandon Matus.  But the drama was far from over.  Back under green the field completed only 3 more laps before Michael Fischesser spun in turn 2 collecting several cars that included Chuck Wilson and Justin Owen who both flipped. 
 
Finally back under green, the field was able to reel off 10 consecutive green flag laps with Matus holding off a Cinderella run from Gale Ruth Jr. and Jack Sodeman Jr.  One final caution would fly on lap 21 when Cody Gardner rolled to a stop in turn 4.  With what appeared to be a Western PA podium sweep in store, the final 4 laps became a survival test.  Third running Sodeman was one of 3 cars who would do 360 spins and continue under green in the closing laps.  Brandon Matus powered on to his first career BOSS win with Ruth second and "The Magic Man" Mike Miller magically appearing in third after a quiet run to the front.   BOSS newcomers Cooper Clouse and Kent Wolters completed the top 5 with Arnie Kent, Chad Wilson, Sodeman, Aaron Middaugh and Bob McMillen rounding out the top 10.
 
Heat race winners were Gale Ruth Jr, Shawn Westerfeld, Brandon Spithaler and Andy Feil.  "Bad" Chad Wilson from Toledo, Ohio scored an impressive B-Main win.  The Mo Vaughn Transport BOSS sprints are now off for a week before returning to action June 5th and 6th with a doubleheader weekend at Limaland Speedway and Lawrenceburg Speedway.
 
COMPLETE RESULTS:
 
Event #3 of 21
Mercer Raceway Park ; Mercer, PA - 5/23/2015

Mo Vaughn Transport B.O.S.S 410 Sprints (30 Cars)
[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - Moose Racing (Anaheim, CA):  (8 Laps - Top 4 transfer to A-Feature)
1. 1R-Gale Ruth Jr.[3] ; 2. 14c-Cooper Clouse[4] ; 3. 31-Chuck Wilson[1] ; 4. 12-Kent Wolters[2] ; 5. 46-Cody Gardner[7] ; 6. 5-Bob McMillin[8] ; 7. 3-Joe Butera[6] ; 8. 53-Steve Little[5]

Heat 2 - Lias Tire / American Racer (Indiana, PA):  (8 Laps - Top 4 transfer to the A-Feature)
1. 89-Shawn Westerfeld[2] ; 2. 18-Arnie Kent[8] ; 3. 82-Mike Miller[4] ; 4. 4-Michael Fischesser[1] ; 5. 14-Chad Wilson[6] ; 6. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[7] ; 7. 77-Dustin Smith[5] ; 8. 33-Brent Matus[3]
 
Heat 3 - Hoosier Racing Tire:  (8 Laps - Top 4 transfer to the A-Feature)
1. 57B-Brandon Spithaler[3] ; 2. 26-Justin Owen[6] ; 3. 25-Jack Sodeman[4] ; 4. 91x-Aaron Middaugh[1] ; 5. 97s-Scott Hardman[2] ; 6. 79-Dick Mahoney[5] ; 7. 12x-Wes Libert[7]
 
Heat 4 - Buckeye Machine (Forest, OH): (8 Laps - Top 4 transfer to the A-Feature)
1. 08-Andy Feil[3] ; 2. 13-Brandon Matus[7] ; 3. 59J-Kirk Jeffries[6] ; 4. 76-Davey Jones[4] ; 5. 4J-Jacob Gomola[5] ; 6. 97-Andy Fike[2] ; 7. 00-Doug Feil[DNS]

 B-Main - FAST Signs (Dayton, OH):  (10 Laps - Top 6 transfer to the A-Feature)
1. 14-Chad Wilson[2] ; 2. 46-Cody Gardner[1] ; 3. 77-Dustin Smith[10] ; 4. 4J-Jacob Gomola[4] ; 5. 33-Brandon Matus[13] ; 6. 5-Bob McMillin[5] ; 7. 3-Joe Butera[9] ; 8. 97s-Scott Hardman[3] ; 9. 79-Dick Mahoney[7] ; 10. 53-Steve Little[12] ; 11. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[6] ; 12. 12x-Wes Libert[11] ; 13. 97-Andy Fike[8] ; 14. 00-Doug Feil[14]
 
 Mo Vaughn Transport B.O.S.S. A-Main - (25 Laps) 
1. 13-Brandon Matus[4] ; 2. 1R-Gale Ruth Jr.[5] ; 3. 82-Mike Miller[10] ; 4. 14c-Cooper Clouse[1] ; 5. 12-Kent Wolters[13] ; 6. 18-Arnie Kent[7] ; 7. 14-Chad Wilson[17] ; 8. 25-Jack Sodeman Jr.[11] ; 9. 91x-Aaron Middaugh[15] ; 10. 5-Bob McMillen[22] ; 11. 4J-Jacob Gomola[20] ; 12. 33-Brent Matus[21] ; 13. 59J-Kirk Jeffries[12] ; 14. 4-Michael Fischesser[14] ; 15. 46-Cody Gardner[18] ; 16. 89-Shawn Westerfeld[6] ; 17. 26-Justin Owen[8] ; 18. 31-Chuck Wilson[9] ; 19. 57B-Brandon Spithaler[3] ; 20. 77-Dustin Smith[19] ; 21. 08-Andy Feil[2] ; 22. 76-Davey Jones[16]


Bonus Award Winners:
 
The Bridge Restaurant of Sidney, OH - "Hard Charger" - Bob McMillin (+12) - $50

Lynn Cook "a racer's friend" of Dayton, OH - "Hard Luck Award" - Shawn Westerfeld - $50

 
Hochstetler Truck and Auto Repair - "Steel Block Award" -  Jacob Gomola - $50

Apple Metal Polishing of Eldorodo, OH - "Lucky Pill Draw" - Steve Little  - Free Pit Pass/Hot Dogs for the crew ($40)
 
A Plus Automatic Transmission of Mansfield, OH - "Perseverance Award" - Arnie Kent - $50
 
McMillin Apiaries of Wampum, PA - "Sweet Move of the Race" - Kent Wolters - $25
 
Design 500 of Seattle, WA - "Rusty McClure Tribute Award" - Aaron Middaugh - $100 certificate from Design 500

Lias Tire of Indiana, PA - "American Racer Bonus Award" -  Michael Fischesser  - Free Tire
 
Hoosier Tire Midwest - "Hoosier Tire Bonus Award" - Brandon Matus - Free Tire

MVT / BOSS Hopes Third Time is the Charm

 

After back to back rainouts the last 2 weeks, the Mo Vaughn Transport - Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series will now open its season outside of the buckeye state for the first time in tour history.  Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, Pennsylvania will play host to the traveling stars and cars of the fastest growing sprint car series in the nation this Saturday night.  More than 20 drivers representing six states have indicated their intention to tour full time in 2015.  With a history of great local support, Saturday's car count should push the 30 car mark.  Last season, 29 cars signed in to battle on the Mercer clay and the "Hustlin Hoosier" Dustin Smith of Russiaville, Indiana narrowly edged Evans City, Pennsylvania driver Brandon Spithaler in a photo finish.  Spithaler won both previous BOSS events in 2012 and 2013.

Along with Smith and Spithaler, another driver to watch will be defending BOSS champion "The Magic Man" Mike Miller of Wapakoneta, Ohio.  BOSS drivers with local ties, Bob McMillin and Joe Butera, both from Wampum, Pennsylvania will be hoping for good runs in front of the hometown crowd.  Back on the tour from a year ago are Aaron Middaugh, Chad Wilson, Joe Liguori, Michael Fischesser, Steve Little, Chuck Wilson, Scott Hardman, and Andy Fike.  Returning to the tour are former BOSS feature winners in Pennsylvania, Andre Layfield and Kirk Jeffries.  Throw in the mix of new drivers that include Kent Wolters, Kris Davis, Josh Turner, Cody Gardner, and 16 year old Cooper Clouse who was last season's National Sprint Car Hall of Fame - national non wing rookie of the year.  

The fans will see a whole new look in 2015  as Bucky the BOSS Beaver returns, but this time with a souvenir trailer with an increased apparel lineup and racing simulators on the midway.  Fans will be able to compete for cash and prizes by picking up the new BOSS scorecard and trying to pick the top 3 finishers in order!  Several sponsors have donated prizes that will be drawn for throughout the night.

For the race teams, all the perks of competing with BOSS have returned along with some exciting new bonus awards.  As the last of the true outlaws, the open tire rule remains in effect and there is no weight rule and no membership fees.  Precise Racing from Sarver, Pennsylvania has stepped up to supply free transponder rentals for all Pennsylvania events on the 2015 schedule.

In a throwback to days gone by, BOSS pays heat race money to teams at each event.  Moose Racing of Anaheim, California leads a reputable group of heat sponsors that also includes Lias Tire / American Racer, Buckeye Machine of Forest, Ohio, Hoosier Racing Tires and FAST Signs of Dayton, Ohio.   Bonus award sponsors include The Bridge Restaurant of Sidney, Ohio "Hard Charger", the Lynn Cook "Hard Luck", the Hochstetler Trucking "steel block", the McMillin Apiaries of Wampum, PA "Sweet Move", the Apple Metal Polishing of Eldorodo, Ohio "Lucky Pill Draw" and of course the Hoosier and American Racer bonus awards of free tires to the highest finisher on each brand of tire.

New bonus awards for 2015 include the A Plus Automatic Transmission of Ashland, Ohio "Perseverance Award" which is $50 to the driver who draws the worst heat race starting position and still makes the main event.   Another new award is the Design 500 of Seattle, Washington "Rusty McClure 09 Tribute" worth $100 of Design 500 safety equipment to the 9th place A-Main finisher. 

Gates will open at 4 pm on Saturday with pill draw closing when the drivers meeting begins at 5:45.  Hot laps will begin at 6 pm with racing action at 7.  Pit passes are $30 while general admission is just $15 for adults and $13 for seniors.  Kid ages 9-15 are $7 while 8 and under are free.  Mo Vaughn Transport and the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series thanks all the fans, teams, sponsors and tracks promoters for their continued support!!


 

MVT / BOSS Opener Now Set for Wayne County Speedway 
 
Following a disappointing rainout at Fremont Speedway this past Saturday, the Mo Vaughn Transport / Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series is now set to open the 2015 season at Jason and Kristin Flory's Wayne County Speedway near Orrville, Ohio.  Twenty-eight wingless warriors were signed in for battle on Saturday despite the fact there were many other tracks running in the Ohio / Indiana area.  Series and track officials expect another fine field to be on hand with drivers from six states indicating their intentions to compete.
 
For fans, this has become a show they do not want to miss!  Not only will the ever exciting BOSS sprints be in action, but the weekly winged sprints of WCS will also be in competition for a $5,000 to win payday.  Many of the regions top winged teams are expected, giving fans the opportunity to see the Midwest's finest drivers of both disciplines all in one night.  General admission will be just $15.00 for ages 13 and up while kids 12 and under are free.  Pit passes remain just $30.00.  Gates will open at 3 pm with hot laps at 6 and racing at 7 pm.
 
The Mo Vaughn Transport BOSS series has around 20 drivers who will be chasing the 2015 championship points.  Home state drivers include defending series champion Mike Miller of Wapakoneta, Ohio along with fellow buckeye drivers Michael Fischesser, Aaron Middaugh, Chuck Wilson, Chad Wilson, Andy Fike, Steve Little, Scott Hardman, Cooper Clouse, Bobby Distel, Kirk Jeffries, Kent Wolters,  Lewie Christian, and Cody Gardner.  Representing the keystone state of Pennsylvania is the always exciting Brandon Spithaler of Evans City, Pennsylvania along with Bob McMillin and Joe Butera.  Other states represented are West Virginian Andre Layfield,  Michigan's Josh Turner, Florida's Joe Liguori and Indiana's Dustin Smith. 
 
Last season, the 2 events contested at Wayne County were quite the contrast from one another, yet equally exciting.  Last May, the "Magic Man"Mike Miller appeared to have the main event victory within his sights, but 17th starting "Doctor" Andre Layfield gunned him down off the final corner in one of the closest finishes in BOSS history.  In the fall event, the "Evans City Earthmover" Brandon Spithaler lived up to his name as he blasted across a very rough Wayne County Speedway in a legitimately terrifying display of driving.  Spithaler was one circuit away from literally lapping the entire field en route to one of the most dominating victories in series history!
 
This show promises to be one of the best of the season.  Mo Vaughn Transport and BOSS have raised the bar along with our series sponsors who include: Moose Racing, Hoosier Racing Tires, Lias Tire American Racer, Buckeye Machine, FAST Signs, Superior Tank, Kistler Engines, Design 500, TI22, DMI, Hochstetler Trucking, Indy Race Parts, McMillin Apiaries, The Bridge Restaurant, Lynn Cook, Cowen Truck Lines, A Plus Transmission, Apple Metal Polishing, and Southeast Harley Davidson.
 
For more information be sure the check out the series website at www.buckeyesprints.com  We are also on facebook and twitter.  


 

Mo Vaughn Transport BOSS Set to Launch Historic Season

 

This Saturday night, May 9th will be "Mascot Night" at the historic Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio and it will also kick off a historic 2015 campaign by the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series.  Many big changes will become immediately evident to the racers and fans, and none of the changes could be more significant than the new title sponsor.  In the off season, BOSS was able to sign former major league baseball star, Mo Vaughn and his Mo Vaughn Transport out of Cleveland, Ohio.  A first round draft pick in 1989, Vaughn spent 13 years in the majors, most of which with the Boston Red Sox where he was a 3 time All Star and the 1995 American League MVP.  Vaughn has a serious interest in performance autos, but his involvement with BOSS is his first experience in the auto racing world.

 

More significant changes were made in the off season with two major announcements involving drivers minimum ages and random drug testing.  With many other organizations worried about tethers and finding ways to make teams spend more money, BOSS chose to address the real issues in the sport.  The last two times sprint car racing appeared on headline news across the country, it involved fatal accidents with these 2 issues at the center of the controversy.  In light of this, the Mo Vaughn Transport BOSS sprints now require all drivers to be a minimum of 16 years of age and all drivers must posses a valid drivers license.  In addition, the series will become the first sprint car sanctioning body to implement random drug testing.

 

Other major changes fans can expect include a new series souvenir trailer with an expanded apparel lineup along with shirts from the tour drivers themselves.  BOSS has quickly become known for bringing back racing history  and this years throwback is the return of program scorecards which were once available at all racing events throughout the last century.  The new scorecards will feature series information, a chance to win random prize drawings, and a contest where you can impress your friends and win $25.00 if you can pick the top 3 finishers in order!  Scorecards will be available for $1 at the Mo Vaughn Transport kiosk and at the souvenir trailer.

 

Also new for 2015, BOSS will have 4 sprint car racing simulators on the midway next to the souvenir trailer.  Fans will be able to climb inside the frame and body of retired race cars and test their skills against other fans.  For $5, you will get two (8) Lap races where you can race your friends and the clock!  If you want to be a sprint car driver, you can try your hand this way for a cheap price.

 

With all the new announcements, BOSS is determined not to lose sight of what built the series.  There are still no membership fees and the series is still an "open tire" series where teams can run any commercially available racing tire.   There is no weight rule and cars are only limited to remaining traditional "sprint car" appearing machines.    Heat race money and many bonus awards are still in place.  There are now 8 different bonus awards.  New this year is the perseverance award which will be $50 to the driver who draws the worst heat race starting pill and still transfers to the main event and the new Design 500 McClure tribute award where the 9th place finisher at each event will receive a gift certificate from Design 500.  With the lack of a large rulebook and no fees, the Mo Vaughn Transport BOSS sprints lay claim to being the last true "outlaws" of the sprint car world.

 

The "Magic Man" Mike Miller from Wapakoneta, Ohio is the returning champion set to defend his crown.  The inaugural series champion, Dustin Smith from Russiaville, Indiana is returning as he and Miller will look to become the first repeat tour champions.  Michael Fischesser, Brandon Spithaler, Chuck Wilson, Aaron Middaugh, Chad Wilson, Bob McMillin, Joe Butera, Joe Liguori, Scott Hardman, Andy Fike and Steve Little will all return from last year to once again be regular stars on the tour.  However, Kirk Jeffries and Andre Layfield will also return to the tour after a year's absence along with other newcomers in Kent Wolters, Kris Davis, Josh Turner,  Cody Gardner, Justin Owen and George Willard.

 

Be a part of the fastest growing sprint car series in the nation and join us for the 2015 kickoff event at Fremont Speedway this Saturday night.  Watch "Bucky" the BOSS Beaver as he will be on hand to race other Fremont area mascots at intermission.  General admission is only $14 with Seniors $12.  Kids 11-16 are $8 and kid 10 and under are free.  Pit Passes will be $30.  Gates will open at 4 pm with racing at 7 pm.  More information on the series can be found at www.buckeyesprints.com and more information of Fremont Speedway can be found at www.fremontohspeedway.com  Also, CDL drivers need to check out MVT at www.movaughntransport.com

 

MVT/BOSS Complete A-Main payout for 2015:  1) $1500   2) $900   3) $700   4)$600   5) $500   6) $450   7) $400   8) $375   9) $350   10) $325   11) $300   12) $290   13)$280   14) $270   15) $260   16)-22) $250 to start

 

Heat Race Payouts:  1) 40   2) 30   3)20   4)10 (Heat Race Sponsors: Moose Racing, Lias Tire, Hoosier Race Tire, Buckeye Machine & Fab, and FAST Signs

 

Bonus Awards: $50 each - The Bridge Restaurant "Hard Charger", the Hochstetler Trucking "Highest Finishing Steel Block", the Lynn Cook "Hard Luck Award", the A Plus Transmission "Perseverance Award", the Apple Metal Polishing "Lucky Pill Draw" and of course free tires to the highest finishers on all four American Racers and Hoosier Tires.  Gift Certificate to Design 500 - 9th place finisher.

 

Additional sponsors include:  Kistler Engines, Indy Race Parts, Cowen Truck Lines, Rod End Supply, DMI, Southeast Harley Davidson, S & H Nerfs, and TI22






          

BOSS Hits Home Run With New Title Sponsor

In the sporting world, auto racing has long been an island unto itself. Somewhat shunned by traditional sports newspapers and columnists, the motorsports world has thrived nonetheless. Short track – dirt track racing has lingered in obscurity to the general public for nearly a full century.

The Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series burst onto the scene in 2011 in an effort to change the landscape of sprint car racing in the Midwest. In typical BOSS fashion of blazing new trails, the fastest growing sprint car series in the nation is now part of what may be the biggest crossover from the stick and ball sports in the history of dirt track racing.

The Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series is now proud to announce a marketing partnership with Mo Vaughn Transport in Cleveland, Ohio, which is now the 2015 title sponsor for the tour. Sports fan will recognize Mo Vaughn as a former slugger and first baseman in Major League Baseball who gained stardom as a Boston Red Sox player who became a 3 time All Star and was the 1995 American League Most Valuable Player. Vaughn also spent time with the Anaheim Angles and the New York Mets. Today, Vaughn has many business interests in the Midwest with his transportation company taking center stage with BOSS!

Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series promoter Aaron Fry was excited on both the professional and personal levels to close this deal saying, “As a lifelong Boston Red Sox fan, it’s neat for me personally to have Mo involved with the series, but it’s intriguing on a professional level because he is genuinely interested in sprint car racing and sincerely looks forward to being involved”. The new marketing agreement will now make the series officially the “Mo Vaughn Transport – Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series” for the 22 event schedule which begins Saturday, May 9th at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio and concludes Saturday, October 10th at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio.

More than fifteen drivers representing six different states have indicated their intentions to compete full time on the tour that will host events in 4 states. With the addition of Mo Vaughn Transport, teams and fans will see many new improvements with the series including a souvenir trailer and scorecards that will include drivers rosters, news and notes from the series and a chance to win prizes at each racing event!

For more details on the series, please visit www.buckeyesprints.com and for more information on Mo Vaughn Transport, please visit www.movaughntransport.com and be sure to check out their opportunities for driving employment! More exciting details are coming in the next few days, but it’s safe to say that BOSS has knocked it out of the park with Mo Vaughn Transport!




BOSS Announces New Marketing Partners for 2015

 
With opening day roughly two months away, the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series has been hard at work securing the most impressive team of marketing partners the series has yet to see.  On the strength of many returning premier heat race and bonus award sponsors, the series has acquired an equally impressive list of new business owners that are excited to join the fastest growing traditional sprint car series in the nation. 
 
A tentative agreement has been reached with a new title sponsor and that announcement will hopefully become official in the next few weeks.  Returning sponsors from last season covering bonus awards are Hochstetler Truck and Auto Repair of Ashland, Ohio who will sponsor the $50 bonus to the highest finishing steel block engine in the main event.   Lynn Cook, a Racer's Friend from the Dayton area will return as the "Hard Luck Award" $50 sponsor at each event and the Bridge Restaurant of Sidney, Ohio is back as the main event $50 "Hard Charger" award.   Lias Tire / American Racer returns as sponsor of heat race #2 at each event while also supplying a free tire to the highest finisher in the A-Main on all four American Racer tires.
 
New to the BOSS marketing team for 2015 is Cowen Truck Line of Perrysville, Ohio who will be providing the ever popular free beverage cooler for the teams.  Design 500 Racing Safety Wear has committed to providing a new bonus award at each event.  To commemorate Ohio legend Rusty McClure's career and dedication to BOSS, the 9th place finisher at each event will earn a $100 gift certificate toward the purchase of Design 500 equipment.  This is a tribute to McClure's career in his car #09 that graced Ohio speedways for many years.   The "Lucky Pill Draw" will also return and a new bonus award called the "Perseverance Award" has been added with sponsors yet to be named.  The Perseverance Award will be $50 to the driver with the worst heat race pill draw who still makes the main event.
 
The new sponsor of heat race #1 at each and every BOSS event for 2015 will be Moose Racing 92 / Huntington Beach Glass from Anaheim, California.  Moose Racing campaigns a sprint car on the west coast and may make a few Midwest appearances in July with their driver Jake Swanson.  As stated earlier, Lias Tire / American Racer returns as heat #2 sponsor.  Now for heat #3 BOSS welcomes Hoosier Race Tire who will also continue to provide a free tire to the highest finisher on all four Hoosier Racing Tires in each main event.  Watch for an announcement soon on heat race #4.
 
Individual heat race sponsors and contingency sponsors also include:  Kistler Engines of Fremont, Ohio, FAST Signs of Dayton, Ohio, Precise Racing of Sarver, Pennsylvania, McMillin Apiaries of Wampum, Pennsylvania, Rod End Supply of Olathe, Kansas, Southeast Harley Davidson of Cleveland, Ohio, S&H Nerfs of Piqua, Ohio, Diversified Machine (DMI) of Lancaster, PA, and Indy Race Parts of Indianapolis, Indiana. 
 
More exciting announcements are coming in the next few weeks.  The drivers roster will begin to be announced with two to three drivers profiles released at a time.  More than 15 drivers have indicated that they plan to chase the championship in 2015.  For more information on the series you can follow the tour on the website at www.buckeyesprints.com or "like" the series on facebook at "Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series" where you will see announcements even sooner. 

 

BOSS Releases Record 2015 Schedule of Events
 
The Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series is proud to announce the 2015 tour schedule.  The tour that was formed from nothing just four years ago will now feature a record 22 races on 17 different race tracks in 4 states.  There are NO co-sanctions and NO "home" track.  This 2015 tour will test the drivers and teams with 1/4 mile tracks to 5/8 mile monsters.  The number one goal of the schedule was to strategically pair doubleheader weekends to save the teams travel expenses.  The heart of the schedule features bi-weekly doubleheaders with weekends off between them.
 
Last season the tour completed 14 of the 17 scheduled events with 3 rainouts.  The average car count was 36 cars per event with 12 different main event winners.  Seventeen drivers followed the tour chasing points one year ago, and 158 different drivers ran at least one event.  Wapakoneta, Ohio driver Mike "The Magic Man" Miller became the third champion in as many years narrowly edging inaugural series champion "the Hustlin Hoosier" Dustin Smith of Russiaville, Indiana. 
 
The 2015 season will kick-off on Saturday, May 9th at the historic Fremont Speedway.  A week later the tour will return to the most storied venue on the schedule when they attack Jason and Kristin Flory's Wayne County Speedway on May 16th.   After 2 stand alone Saturday shows, the bi-weekly doubleheaders begin.  Saturday, May 23rd finds the tour in the keystone state at Mercer Raceway Park.   BOSS officials are working on the only unfilled date of Sunday, May 24th.  Current negotiations with 2 different venues have officials hopeful that this will become of doubleheader weekend.
 
In one of the most highly anticipated moves in series history, a visit to Limaland Motorsports Park will kick off the June 5-6 weekend while Lawrenceburg Speedway just across the border in Indiana will make up night #2.   Following an off weekend, the series will return to action and make more history June 19-20 with their first visit to a pair of 1/4 mile bullrings.  Friday night will find the tour at the Legendary Hilltop Speedway in Marietta, Ohio for what promises to be the biggest event since the track was reopened just 3 years ago.  The Saturday portion of the weekend will see the historic first ever BOSS race in the mountaineer state as Tyler County Speedway in Middlebourne, West Virginia will hold the first true wingless sprint car race in that state since July 4th, 1969 when International Raceway Park in Ona, West Virginia held a USAC sanctioned event. 
 
The holiday weekend of July 3rd and 4th will see the tour at the traditional stops of Lernerville Speedway and the Pittsburgh PA Motor Speedway.  A week later it's on to Waynesfield Raceway Park for the annual Dick Spencer Memorial event July 11th which will mark the halfway point on the tour.  Following a 2 week mid season break, the tour will return to its birthplace on Friday, July 31st at Atomic Speedway.  The first ever BOSS event was held in July of 2011 at the track that was then known as K-C Raceway.  The return to the birthplace will kick off the only 3 day race weekend as the traveling gypsies will travel on to Lawrenceburg Speedway on Saturday and the weekend will conclude at Millstream Speedway in Findlay, Ohio on Sunday, August 2nd.  One week later, on Saturday, August 8th the tour will make its second visit of the season to Wayne County Speedway.
 
The much anticipated "Mike Hensel Memorial" at Fremont Speedway has been moved to Saturday, August 15th and will feature a 33 lap - $3300 to win main event in honor of Hensel.    The series will then have a 2 weekend break before the grueling home stretch of races.  The Labor Day weekend will find the series at two new venues.  Moler Raceway Park will play host on Friday, September 4th while Sunday September 6th will find them running the largest auto racing event in the 26 year history of the 35 Raceway Park near Frankfort, Ohio.  With school and football kicking into high gear, this will be the final doubleheader weekend of the season.
 
The series will then finish off with four stand alone Saturday events over a five week period.  A return of the highly successful event at Montpelier Motor Speedway will be on Saturday September 12th and a week later, the Waynesfield Raceway Park will host its second event on the year.  Drivers and teams will then get a weekend off before the final two big events on Saturday, October 3rd at Fremont Speedway and the finale where BOSS will again put on THE SHOW at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio!  The fourth champion of the tour will be crowned once again on the stage at the Big E for the event that has averaged 54 cars.
 
To keep up with all the latest BOSS news, don't waste your time and money on publications.  Just stay tuned into the BOSS website at www.buckeyesprints.com or follow the tour on Facebook.  Ohio Valley Dirt Track Racing (OVDTR.com) is now the new home for Ohio's auto racing news, and BOSS press releases will be featured there first.  BOSS and OVDTR have already teamed up to keep auto racing history alive in the area, so watch for many new historical features to be added soon!  


2015 BOSS Schedule Taking Shape
 
With the new year now upon us, the 2015 schedule release is just days away.  While much of the buckeye state is in turmoil as the new season approaches, fans can rest assured that the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series will be bringing an action packed, full field of professional sprint cars to each and every venue.  No less than six new tracks will have dates added to the tour that already has nineteen dates signed with 4 more tracks and dates still in negotiations.  Series officials will release the full schedule on Thursday, January 15th.
 
Last season, fourteen of the scheduled sixteen events were completed with twelve different drivers scoring victories.  The tour averaged 36 cars per show with a high of 53 race cars on two separate occasions (Waynesfield and Eldora).   One-hundred and fifty-eight different drivers competed in the 14 events completed a year ago and those drivers represented hometowns from 17 different states and Canada. 
 
Mike Miller of Wapakoneta, Ohio became the third champion in tour history narrowly edging the inaugural series champion Dustin Smith of Russiaville, Indiana.  Both drivers earned one feature victory during the season.  Evans City, Pennsylvania driver Brandon Spithaler took over the top spot on the all time feature win list after scoring two wins on the tour. 
 
Watch for drivers bios to be added individually over the next few months as drivers sign on to follow the 2015 tour.   A year ago, seventeen drivers ran nearly all of the events.  BOSS officials expect around the same number of travelers to return to the series.  Heat race and bonus award sponsors will also be announced in the coming weeks!  Check back often as we begin to build up for the new season!!  

 


 

2014 BOSS Banquet Slated for November 15th
 
The Buckeye Machine BOSS sprint series teams, officials and fans will celebrate the completion of another successful season on Saturday, November 15th at Gears and Cheers Restaurant in Bedford Heights, Ohio.  Wapakoneta, Ohio driver Mike Miller will be crowned the 3rd champion in tour history and will pick up a check for $3,000 plus contingencies.  The top 15 teams in the final point standing will be honored with doors opening at 5:30 pm.  A social hour will include talk of the upcoming season plans from 6:00 to 7:00 pm with the banquet officially beginning at 7:00 pm. 
 
A full buffet with a choice of 3 entrees, dessert, and soft drinks will be served.  Tickets are $25 per adult and $15 for kids under 12.  The restaurant is a part of Southeast Harley Davidson who has been a sponsor of many BOSS heat races the last 2 seasons and they are working with the series to make this a more racer friendly banquet than in years past.  A live band will be performing later in the evening and they will remain open until 1 am just for the BOSS celebration.  BOSS events from 2014 will be aired on several televisions during the evening. 
 
The host hotel for the weekend will be the Hampton Inn in nearby Solon, Ohio.  The special rate for rooms is $89.00 per night and they will be offering free shuttle service to and from the banquet.  The shuttle will pick up at the hotel at 5:30 and 6:30 pm and will depart the restaurant to head back to the hotel at 10:00 pm, 11:00 pm, 12:00 am and 1:00 am.
 
To order banquet tickets, please send check or money order to BOSS, 2177 Lunbeck Rd, Chillicothe, OH 45601.  Advanced reservations must be made in order to properly prepare the banquet. 
 
To reserve a room for Friday or Saturday night at $89.00, please call the Hampton Inn at 440-542-0400.  Be sure to ask for the "group reservation" under the code of "ADR" for dirt track racers. 
 
Gears and Cheers is located at 23333 Aurora Road in Bedford Heights, Ohio and the hotel address is 6035 Enterprise Parkway in Solon, Ohio. 
 
Teams unable to attend the banquet may contact the BOSS office to make arrangements to get their points money.  Any team who does not attend will receive their cash prize less $25 for the cost of a banquet ticket. 
 
Please make plans to join us as we distribute over $15,000 in cash and prizes courtesy of our many sponsors including Buckeye Machine of Forest, Ohio who has made this season possible.   
 
For questions or more information, please call 740-703-3768 or e-mail
sprinter14@hotmail.com





                                                                       
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