2013 BOSS Banquet Top 10 Drivers

Kirk Jeffries in victory lane at Pittsburgh Motor Speedway on September 28th

Tony Beaber in victory lane at PPMS with his father Johnny Beaber

Jack Sodeman Jr became the first 3 time BOSS winner with a victory at Lernerville

 

2014 Buckeye Machine BOSS Heat Race Sponsors

Heat #1
 


Heat #2
 
2014 Buckeye Machine BOSS Bonus Award Sponsors


The Bridge Restaurant "Hard Charger" Award
 

The Hochstetler Truck & Auto Repair "Steel Block" Award
 

The Lynn Cook "Hard Luck" Award
 


              

The Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series is proud to be partnered with Buckeye Machine of Forest, Ohio and the series will now be known as the "Buckeye Machine - Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series".  


 

         

         

Buckeye Machine BOSS Signs Bucky the Beaver
 
In what was one of the most anticipated moves of the offseason, The Buckeye Machine BOSS Sprints is proud to announce the signing of "Bucky" the Beaver who will now be the new tour mascot.  After a tumultuous 2013 for Bucky, he entered free agency in the fall.  He quickly began receiving offers from multiple noteworthy organizations and fans across the nation waited patiently Sunday, as Bucky sat down before a large press conference and made his decision.
 
In the press conference, Bucky stated, "Being a native of Beavercreek, Ohio made me naturally want to be involved with the Buckeye Machine BOSS series.  What really closed the deal however, was when I got to see the pond in front of Ray Marshall's Buckeye Machine and Fabrication in Forest, Ohio.  I mean, come on, what Beaver wouldn't want to call that home?"
 
Series president and founder Aaron Fry was extremely pleased and said he felt Bucky made the right decision for everyone involved.  Fry stated, "Bucky and his antics will fit right in with the series to tap a market that is sorely overlooked in today's motorsports, the kids."   Fry went on to state that Bucky will not only be at BOSS events in 2014, but will also be seen at many other cars shows and many DARF (Dayton Auto Race Fans) events. 
 
In other Buckeye Machine BOSS news, 2014 bonus award sponsors have been secured.  We would like to welcome aboard The Bridge Restaurant in Sidney, Ohio who has stepped up to cover the "Hard Charger" $50 cash bonus award in the main event at each race.  The $50 "Steel Block Award" given to the highest finisher in each A-Main using a steel engine block will now be covered by Hochstetler Truck and Auto Repair of Ashland, Ohio.  Finally, the 2014 "Hard Luck Award" is $50 cash given at each event to the driver voted by series officials to have had the worst racing luck of the night.  Coming aboard to cover that bonus for 2014 is Lynn Cook, a racer's friend.  
 
These fine bonus sponsors now in place will go along with heat race sponsors Burdette Builders of Sunman, Indiana and Lias Tire / American Racer of Indiana, Pennsylvania.  Combining all this help with series title sponsor Buckeye Machine of Forest, Ohio, the traditional sprint drivers of the Midwest will have something really special to be a part of, including a guaranteed $10,000 points fund among the top 10 at season's end.
 
The action will kick off on Saturday, May 3rd at the historic Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio with the $5,000 to win "Mike Hensel Memorial".   Last season 40 cars representing 7 states and Canada were on hand and Robert Ballou of Rocklin, California took home the win.
 
For more information on the series, please visit the series website at www.buckeyesprints.com or email the series owner atsprinter14@hotmail.com or phone 740-703-3768.


 

BOSS Signs Another Heat Sponosr - Fremont Purse Posted
 
As race season fast approaches, the Buckeye Machine - Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series continues to work toward filling heat race and bonus award sponsorship positions for the 2014 season.   On the heels of signing Buckeye Machine of Forest, Ohio as the series' title sponsor, Burdette Builders of Sunman, Indiana signed on as the first marketing partner to commit to a full season of heat race sponsorship.  BOSS heat races will pay a total of $100 to the top 4 finishers at each event with the heat winners receiving $40 with second through 4th earning $30, $20, and $10 respectively.
 
The series is now proud to announce that Lias Tire American Racer has decided to increase their involvement with the nation's only true "outlaw" sprint car series by becoming a full season heat race sponsor.  Lias will also continue to award a free tire certificate to the highest finisher in the main event with all four American Racer tires on their car.  Lias representative Matt Brandle expressed a great interest in getting more teams on their tires and was excited to announce that they have developed a new and better left rear tire program.  Teams interested in working with Lias and American Racer can reach Matt at 724-463-0214.
 
In other news, the 2014 BOSS schedule is now official and closed with 16 scheduled events in 3 states.  The series will kick off with the 2nd Annual "Mike Hensel Memorial" at the historic Fremont Speedway on Saturday, May 3rd paying $5,000 to the winner of the 33 lap main event.  The entire purse has been increased for this year's Hensel Memorial with the following posted payout:  1) $5,000   2) $1,300   3) $1,000   4) $775   5) $650   6) $550   7) $500   8) $450   9) $425   10) $410   11) $390   12) $375   13) $350   14) $335   15) $325   16) $320   17) $315   18) $310   19) $300   20) $300  - We will start 24 cars if there are 40 or more cars signed in.  There is still $100 tow money guaranteed to any teams who attempt to compete and fail to make the main event.  In addition, American Racer and Hoosier provide a free tire certificate to the highest finisher in the main even on all four of their tires.  Also $50 bonus awards will be up for grabs for the "hard charger", highest finishing steel block engine, and for the "hard luck" driver of the night.
 
In real outlaw fashion, there are no fees or "memberships" to run the Buckeye Machine BOSS events.  Tire rules are open.  Cars must be traditional appearing "sprint cars" and series officials reserve the right to limit any bodywork or sail panels considered to be "excessive".
 
BOSS would like to thank our other sponsors who help make this series possible, In addition to Buckeye Machine, Burdette Builders, and Lias Tire American Racer, we also appreciate the help of:  Hoosier Tire Midwest, Kistler Engines of Fremont, Ohio, Indy Race Parts of Indianapolis, Indiana, Ham Signs of Dayton, Ohio, Precise Racing Products of Pittsburgh and Griff's Engines of Sandusky, Ohio.  
 
The series is still looking for marketing partners to help cover the 2014 bonus awards.  Sponsors signed by March 15th will be included on the back of the all new 2014 season T-shirts.  Please contact the series at 740-703-3768 for more information.  


 

BOSS Adds 2 Races - Inks Heat Race Sponsor
 
The Buckeye Machine BOSS sprint car series has filled two dates on the 2014 schedule.  In addition, the first confirmed 2014 primary heat race sponsor was signed just days ago.  The new schedule will be finalized in a matter of days.
 
On Friday, May 23rd the wingless warriors of BOSS will make history by attacking the 7/16 mile semi banks of Raceway 7 in Conneaut, Ohio.  This will be the first ever traditional sprint car event at the 5,000 seat facility which was built in 1970 and currently promoted by Dan McDonald.  The addition of this date forms a doubleheader weekend for competitors as the series will move south and across the border for a return visit to the beautiful Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, Pennsylvania the next night.
 
Another new addition to the schedule is Saturday, July 5th when the series will visit America's Motorsports Park in Clearfield, Pennsylvania.   This 1/4 mile dirt oval was reopened in 2013 by sprint car racer Jeff Taylor from New Jersey.  This addition also forms a BOSS doubleheader as the tour will find itself at historic Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania the night before for a 4th of July Spectacular.  
 
In other BOSS news, the series is proud to announce Burdette Builders of Sunman, Indiana is the first primary sponsor to sign on for 2014.  Burdette Builders will be sponsoring a heat race event at every stop along the trail.  Heat race events pay cash money to the top 4 finishers in the amount of $40, $30, $20, and $10.  More sponsors will be announced in the coming weeks to cover the many BOSS heat race and bonus award payouts.
 
Don't forget, the 2014 tour will kick off at Fremont Speedway on Saturday, May 3rd with the 2nd Annual Mike Hensel Memorial paying a whopping $5,000 to win.  Drivers will be fighting for a new points fund that will pay over $15,000 in cash and prizes to the top 15 in points courtesy of the new title sponsor, Buckeye Machine of Forest, Ohio.  You can also see the series in action at Wayne County (OH) Speedway, Waynesfield (OH) Raceway Park, Lawrenceburg (IN) Speedway, Montpelier (IN) Speedway, Pittsburgh (PA) Motor Speedway, and Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio where the series will crown its champion once again as part of the Eldora Sprintacular to close the season on wingless sprint car racing in the Buckeye state.  
 
For more information on the series, please visit our website at www.buckeyesprints.com or phone 740-703-3768.  Many marketing opportunities still exist with the fastest growing sprint car series in the Midwest .  Watch for more new sponsor announcements in the coming weeks.


 

Beaber Crowned BOSS of 2013 - Plans for 2014 Announced
 
Despite a cold, windy, snow covered weekend, the competitors from the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series gathered Saturday night at the Christopher Conference Center in Chillicothe, Ohio to celebrate a successful 2013 campaign.  Gibsonburg, Ohio driver Tony Beaber took home the lion's share of the awards and accepted the crown from defending series champion Dustin Smith of Russiaville, Indiana.  
 
The BOSS series completed 12 of the originally scheduled 14 events with 11 different feature winners.  In all, 142 different drivers competed in the 12 events that saw an average of nearly 32 cars per night.  The season ended with the highest car count of the year for any sprint car show in Ohio at Eldora Speedway's October event when 54 traditional wingless sprint cars signed in for competition.  
 
During the festivities, the plans for the 2014 season were announced.  The Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series proudly announced a partnership in marketing with Buckeye Machine of Forest, Ohio who has come on board as the title sponsor.  The series will now be known as The Buckeye Machine "Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series".   With this agreement, the top 10 points payout will nearly double from previous years with a guaranteed $10,000 cash, plus additional prizes spread among the top 10 in points.  Drivers finishing 11th through 15th in points will now be honored at the season ending awards banquet with cash and trophies, bringing the total cash and prizes to more than $15,000.
 
Teams and drivers will not have to wait until next years banquet to notice the difference in the series as $550 has been added to the standard purse.  The standard show now pays $1,500 to win and $250 to start with increased pay from the 3rd through 15th finishing positions over last season.  All drivers who participate in a BOSS event but fail to make the main event are still guaranteed $100 minimum pay.  Heat race money will now change to pay the top 4 finishers in each heat race and the $50 bonus awards will all be returning including the "Hard Charger", "Steel Block", and "Hard Luck" Awards.
 
Yet another important announcement was the new program implemented to keep teams funded along the tour.  The Buckeye Machine BOSS sprints will now pay a guaranteed minimum tow bonus to all teams in the top 15 of the points standings.  The first 3 races of 2014 will use the top 10 teams of 2012 and 2013 as eligible drivers for the program.  Beginning with race #4, the current points standings will be the guideline going into the start of each event.  On this program, eligible teams and drivers are guaranteed $300 minimum to start any BOSS main event and $150 minimum tow money at any BOSS race.
 
In other news, the series will continue to use the pill draw system to line up heat races with a redraw system for the main events.  Once again, in the true "Outlaw" spirit, the series will remain with an open tire rule.  Hoosier Tire Midwest and Lias Tire American Racer have both renewed contracts to supply bonus awards to teams sporting all four of their tires in the main events.  And finally, fans will notice some changes in the program, most obvious of which will be when the Buckeye Machine BOSS mascot makes his first appearance.  "Bucky" The BOSS Beaver has been welcomed aboard the tour and is sure to delight fans of all ages.  
 
Additional sponsors will be announced in the coming weeks as many have come on board to sponsor heat races and bonus awards.  Marketing packages are available starting as low as $100 to work with the fastest growing sprint car series in the country.  We are always willing to work with sponsors and 100% of sponsor dollars go directly to the drivers!
 
For more information on the series, please log on to www.buckeyesprints.com or find us on facebook under Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series.  Information may also be obtained via e-mail atsprinter14@hotmail.com  or phone 740-703-3768.
 
Below is the preliminary 2014 Buckeye Machine BOSS schedule.  Some dates will be added in the next few weeks.
 
Sat. May 3rd - Fremont Speedway ; Fremont, OH - $5,000 to win Mike Hensel Memorial
Sat. May 10th - Wayne County Speedway ; Orrville, OH
Sat. May 17th - Eldora Speedway ; Rossburg, OH - Family Fun Night $8 Gen Admission
Fri. May 23rd -  TBA
Sat. May 24th - Mercer Raceway Park ; Mercer, PA
Sat. June 7th - Lawrenceburg Speedway ; Lawrenceburg, IN - ** Special Event TBA 
Sat. June 21st - Pittsburgh Motor Speedway ; Imperial, PA
Fri. July 4th - Lernerville Speedway ; Lernerville, PA
Sat. July 5th -  TBA, PA
Sat. July 19th - Waynesfield Raceway Park ; Waynesfield, OH - Dick Spencer Memorial
Sat. July 26th - Wayne County Speedway ; Orrville, OH
Fri. Aug 1st -  TBA
Sat. Aug 2nd - Lawrenceburg Speedway ; Lawrenceburg, IN
Sat. Aug TBA - Pittsburgh Motor Speedway ; Imperial, PA
Sat. Sept 6th - Montpelier Motor Speedway ; Montpelier, IN
Sat. Oct 4th - Fremont Speedway ; Fremont, OH
Sat. Oct 11th - Eldora Speedway ; Rossburg, OH
 
* * Schedule Tentative and subject to change - dates will be added

 


 

2013 BOSS Season Recap and Banquet Information

The 2013 season for the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series featured a points battle that will go down as one of the best and most competitive in the 117 year history of auto racing in the state. Twelve of the originally scheduled fourteen events were completed with eleven different drivers scoring main event wins. An incredible one-hundred and forty-two different drivers competed in the series which averaged 31 sprint cars per event.

Gibsonburg, Ohio's Tony Beaber was able to secure the second ever BOSS season championship over Evans City, PA driver Brandon Spithaler and Wapakoneta, Ohio's Mike Miller. The top 3 drivers ended the season just 23 points apart. No less than 5 different drivers entered the final event at Eldora Speedway in October with a realistic chance of winning the season championship.

Beaber scored one victory in the 12 events when he won the Pittsburgh PA Motor Speedway event in June and used consistency down the stretch to hold off Spithaler by 18 points. Spithaler also scored one victory on the tour, picking up the May event at Mercer Raceway Park for the second year in a row. Spithaler, piloting the Tom Burkey – Superior Tank and Trailer #57B actually led the standings for the majority of the season until being caught up in another driver's crash in the fall race at Pittsburgh PA Motor Speedway.

Mike Miller was perhaps the most consistent driver of 2013 managing to finish just 23 points from the lead despite not winning a main event on the tour. He used a strong pair of third place finishes at Pittsburgh and Lernerville to stay right in the championship hunt the entire season. Rounding out the top five were Kirk Jeffries from Westerville, Ohio and Aaron Middaugh from Polk, Ohio. Jeffries piloted the #59J Make-It-Fit Foundation – Autism Awareness sprinter to his first career tour victory in the September Pittsburgh event and Middaugh scored the first feature event win of his sprint car career in storybook fashion at the historic Sharon Speedway. Just two weeks prior, Middaugh had made newspaper headlines with a spectacular flip sequence at Lawrenceburg Speedway. With wrenching by his brother Andy, the team put together a back-up car with miscellaneous parts, then roared to his first checkered flag.

The sixth place finisher in 2013 points had a rough ending to the season. Chad Wilson of Toledo, Ohio competed in 11 of the 12 events, missing only the Eldora finale. Wilson was severely injured in a crash at Waynesfield Raceway Park the night before the race. Despite missing an event, Wilson used several top 10 finishes, with a best finish of 5th at Pittsburgh, to earn the 6th spot.

Seventh in the final standings went to Sayler Park, Ohio young gun, Michael Fischesser driving the Amsoil #4 wrenched by his father Mark. Their season began ominously by missing the main event at the season opener at Fremont and suffering mechanical failure in the feature at Wayne County in race #2. Then at the halfway point of the season, Fischesser picked up his first heat race win in convincing fashion at Lernerville Speedway and went on a tear picking up a tour best fifth at Wayne County along with a pair of 6th place finishes and also scoring his first ever sprint car main event win in an unsanctioned race at Eriez Speedway in August.

Rounding out the top 10 in the final standings were wingless sprint rookie Adam Miller of McDonald, Pennsylvania, legendary Johnny Beaber of Gibsonburg, Ohio and Perrysburg, Ohio veteran racer Chuck Wilson. Miller showed the most improvement of any driver on the tour and was able to put his family wrenched #24M in the main event in his first trip to Eldora despite a tough 54 car field. Johnny Beaber, father to series champ Tony, came out of retirement and proved to be a crowd favorite and quickly got back into the fast groove scoring a season best 5th place at Sharon. Chuck Wilson, like Miller, was able to put his car in the main event at the incredible field of 54 at Eldora, but missing a show along the tour relegated Wilson to the 10th spot in the final points.

Other winners on the tour in 2013 included Robert Ballou of Rocklin, California, Brady Bacon of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Joss Moffatt of Columbus, Indiana, Jack Sodeman Jr of North Jackson, Ohio, Luke Hall of Ludlow Falls, Ohio, and the series' only 2 time winner was Sheldon Haudenschild of Wooster, Ohio.

The Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series would like to thank the series sponsors who made the 2013 season a huge success. Buckeye Machine and Fabrication/Marshall Motorsports of Forest, Ohio owned by Ray Marshall provided the “Hard Luck” $50 cash award at every event. Rick Horne of Horne Performance Products of Dayton, Ohio supplied the $50 “Hard Charger” award at each event and Ernie's Radiator Repair of Ashland, Ohio sponsored the $50 “steel block” award to each race's highest finisher with a steel engine.

The BOSS series is proud to bring racing heritage back to the forefront. In a throwback to a bygone era, the series was able to bring back “heat race money” for the top finishers in each heat to help alleviate the costs of racing for the teams. A special thanks goes out to former driver and Ohio sprint car legend Rusty McClure for his help in securing heat race sponsorships that included: Underground Performance Incorporated of Ashland, Ohio, K-D's Allegro Pizzeria of Wooster, Ohio, Countryside Grocery and Drive-Thru of Ashland, Ohio, Indy Race Parts of Indianapolis, Indiana, Kistler Engines of Fremont, Ohio, Ron's Lawn Care of Sharpsville, Pennsylvania, S&H Nerfs of Piqua, Ohio, Ham Signs of Dayton, Ohio, Southeast Harley Davidson of Cleveland, Ohio, Griff's Engines of Sandusky, Ohio, and DieBroke Motorsports. Trophies and various other bonus awards were provided by Superior Tank and Trailer owner and series sponsor Tom Burkey. Finally, a big thank you to Precise Racing Products for providing free transponders at several BOSS events.

The 2013 awards banquet will be held at the Christopher Conference Center in Chillicothe, Ohio on Saturday, January 25th. Doors will open at 6 pm with the banquet beginning at 7 pm. A catered meal will be provided and tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for kids 12 and under. The top 10 in 2013 points will be awarded cash payouts and trophies. To order tickets, phone 740-703-3768 or mail a check to: BOSS ; 2177 Lunbeck Rd ; Chillicothe, OH 45601. Hotel discounts will be announced in the next few days. Watch the series website at www.buckeyesprints.com for more details.




                                                                       
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