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Hewitt Masters Montpelier BOSS Finale


A chilly fall afternoon greeted race fans and a stellar field of 42 traditional wingless sprint cars.  Dallas Hewitt, aboard the Todd Keen owned number 18, led all 25 laps of the main event.  However, the BOSS season finale was much more exciting than the box score would indicate.


Five preliminary heat races were won by Bill Rose, Scotty Weir, J.J. Hughes, Lee Underwood and Isaac Chapple.  Rose, Weir and Chapple brought some heat to the chilly fans by winning their heat races from the 4th row!  A pair of twin 10 lap B-Mains were claimed by Tyler Hewitt and Dustin Ingle.   Michael Fischesser also warmed the crowd with his charge from 8th in B-Main #2 to steal the 2nd and final transfer spot.  The field was then set for a 24 car - 25 lap main event to close the lid on the 2018 championship campaign.


Kory Crabtree would draw the pole position and lead the field to the green flag with Hewitt alongside.  Hewitt wasted no time in establishing himself as the man to beat as he opened a sizable margin.  Crabtree, in the Gagliardi 77 and third place starter Scotty Weir, in the Miller 9, battled for the runner-up spot, but it was a pair of 9th row starters who caught the audience's attention.  Clinton Boyles in the Hazen 57 and Thomas Meseraull in the Whitney 00 started from 17th and 18th respectively and both were on the move early.


Twenty-four of the best ran the first 15 laps caution free on the quarter mile oval, until a spin by Korbyn Hayslett in turn 2.  Boyles had passed 13 cars, advancing from 17th to 4th by lap 15.  On the restart, J.J. Hughes' great run was abrupted when he spun in turn 1 and 2, with slight contact, but the car stood on it's tail tank, and performed a pirouette for the Montpelier faithful.


Once the race was back under green, Hewitt again established himself as the clear front runner.  The battle around the number 5 spot found four non wing stalwarts in an epic battle.  Meseraull, Isaac Chapple, Clinton Boyles and Cole Ketcham ran on (and sometimes over) the edge and at times, were so close, they could have driven each others cars!


Entering turn 3, Crabtree made contact with Weir, starting a chain reaction of bumper banging.  Crabtree would have a cut right rear tire and head to the work area.  Sneaking past the carnage was Clinton Boyles who now found himself in the runner-up spot.  With one final 5 lap shootout remaining, it appeared Boyles would have a shot at Hewitt, but the Keen 18 was on point and Hewitt executed the game plan to perfection for a convincing win.  Boyles held on for 2nd with 2018 champion Bill Rose running a steady race, mirroring his championship performance, and taking 3rd place.  Meseraull and Ketcham rounded out the top 5.  Weir faded to 6th as Chapple, Ty Tilton, Lee Underwood and Luke Hall completed the top 10.


Watch for BOSS banquet details to be released in the next week.  The 2019 season is already taking shape and we hope to see everyone at the Fremont Swap Meet and Flea Market on October 27th or at the PRI Show in Indy in December.


 

 

Montpelier Motor Speedway

Montpelier, IN

10/13/18

42 Entries


TCB Speed ; Noblesville, IN - Heat Race #1  (8 Laps / Top 4 Advance / Top 2 Redraw)

  1. 6-BillRose[8] ;  2. 24P-Nick Bilbee[2] ;  3. 42-Ty Tilton[6] ;  4. 16K-Joe Liguori[4] ;  5. 47-Matt Lucius[3] ;  6. 12-Ted Hines[1] ;  7. 5M-Mike Moore[5] ;  8. 77-Dustin Smith[9] ;  9. 2W-Kyle Bogue[DNS]


 Lias Tire / American Racer ; Indiana, PA - Heat Race #2  (8 Laps / Top 4 Advance / Top 2 Redraw)

  1. 9-Scotty Weir[7] ;  2. 24M-Nate McMillin[1] ;  3. 9G-Cody Gardner[6] ;  4. 57-Clinton Boyles[3] ;  5. 44H-David Hair[2] ;  6. 5-Bob McMillin[5] ;  7. 97-Scott Hardman[8] ;  8. 37-Dave Gross[9] ;  9. 1-Dustin Hammond[DNS]

Hoosier Race Tire ; Lakeville, IN - Heat Race #3  (8 Laps / Top 4 Advance / Top 2 Redraw)

  1. 76-J.J. Hughes[2] ;  2. 9N-Luke Hall[4] ;  3. 78-Adam Byrkett[5] ;  4. 00-Thomas Meseraull[6] ;  5. 97x-Tyler Hewitt[8] ;  6. 16B-Billy Cribbs[3] ;  7. 19-Matt Cooley[7] ;  8. 31-Buddy Lowther[1]

All Pro Cylinder Heads ; Johnstown, OH - Heat Race #4  (8 Laps / Top 4 Advance / Top 2 Redraw)

  1. 24L-Lee Underwood[1] ;  2. 77c-Kory Crabtree[2] ;  3. 41-Cole Ketcham[3] ;  4. 87-Paul Dues[5] ;  5. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[4] ;  6. 48-Mike Burkin[8] ;  7. 34-Parker Fredrickson[7] ;  8. 6x-Joey Parker[6]

Hawkins Speed Shop ; Richmond, IN - Heat Race #5  (8 Laps / Top 4 Advance / Top 2 Redraw)

  1. 4P-Isaac Chapple[8] ;  2. 18-Dallas Hewitt[4] ;  3. 14-Chad Wilson[2] ;  4. 53-Steve Little[5] ;  5. 45-Adam Wilfong[6] ;  6. 1H-Korbyn Hayslett[7] ;  7. 44-Michael Fischesser[3] ;  8. 56-Nick Montani[1]

B-Main #1  (10 Laps/ Top 2 Transfer)

  1. 97x-Tyler Hewitt[2] ;  2. 44-Michael Fischesser[8] ;  3. 47-Matt Lucius[1] ;  4. 48-Mike Burkin[5] ;  5. 5-Bob McMillin[4] ;  6. 5M-Mike Moore[6] ;  7. 45-Adam Wilfong[3] ;  8. 37-Dave Gross[9] ;  9. 19-Matt Cooley{DNS] ;  10. 6x-Joey Parker[DNS] ;  11. 2w-Kyle Bogue[DNS]

B-Main #2  (10 Laps / Top 2 Transfer)

  1. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[2] ;  2. 1H-Korbyn Hayslett[5] ;  3. 34-Parker Fredrickson[7] ;  4. 44H-David Hair[1] ;  5. 97-Scott Hardman[6] ;  6. 16B-Billy Cribbs[4] ;  7. 31-Buddy Lowther[9] ;  8. 12-Ted Hines[3] ;  9. 1-Dustin Hammond[11] ;  10. 56-Nick Montani[10] ;  11. 77-Dustin Smith[DNS]

BOSS  A-Main  (25 Laps)

  1. 18-Dallas Hewitt[2] ;  2. 57-Clinton Boyles[17] ;  3. 6-Bill Rose[5] ;  4. 00-Thomas Meseraull[18] ;  5. 41-Cole Ketcham[14] ;  6. 9-Scotty Weir[3] ;  7. 4P-Isacc Chapple[9] ;  8. 42-Ty Tilton[11] ;  9. 24L-Lee Underwood[10] ;  10. 9N-Luke Hall[8] ;  11. 9G-Cody Gardner[12] ;  12. 16K-Joe Liguori[16] ;  13. 24P-Nick Bilbee[7] ;  14. 24M-Nate McMillin[4] ;  15. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[22] ;  16. 78-Adam Byrkett[13] ;  17. 97x-Tyler Hewitt[21] ;  18. 14-Chad Wilson[15] ;  19. 53-Steve Little[20] ;  20. 77c-Kory Crabtree[1] ;  21. 76-J.J. Hughes[6] ;  22. 1H-Korbyn Hayslett[24] ;  23. 87-Paul Dues[19] ;  24. 44-Michael Fischesser[23]

Bonus Award Winners


Hoosier Race Tire ; Lakeville, IN - Free Tire Bonus - Dallas Hewitt


American Racer Tire ; Indiana, PA - Free Tire Bonus - Kory Crabtree


All Star Performance ; Watervliet, MI -  Sweet Move Award  -$50 Gift Certificate - Clinton Boyles


J & F Construction ; Bucyrus, OH - Hard Luck Award - $50 Cash - Matt Cooley


Apple Metal Polishing ; Eldorodo, OH - Lucky Pill Drae - $50 Cash - Cole Ketcham


Horne Performance Motorsports ; Springfield, OH - Perseverance Award - $50 Cash - Isaac Chapple


Cowen Truck Line ; Perrysville, OH - Steel Block Bonus - $50 Cash - Matt Lucius


The Bridge Restaurant ; Sidney, OH - Hard Charger Award - $50 Cash - Clinton Boyles

 

 

 

2018 BOSS Finale Saturday at Montpelier


Like most race tracks and sanctioning bodies in the midwest, the 2018 season has been trying at times.  Mother nature wreaked havoc like never before on the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series.  Nearly half of the scheduled events fell victim to mother nature, including the final 2 initially scheduled races. 

 

This Saturday, Montpelier Motor Speedway in Montpelier, Indiana will play host to the rescheduled championship event.  This fall spectacular has always seen a very nice field of cars.  The previous four events have seen car counts of 40, 41 and 46 entries.  Previous winners include Robert Ballou (2014), Shane Cottle (2015), a rain out in 2016, and Thomas Meseraull (2017). 

 

When he pushes off for hot laps on Saturday, Plainfield, Indiana veteran Bill Rose will clinch the season championship.  Behind him, there are battles all throughout the top 10.  Lima, Ohio's Ty Tilton holds a solid advantage over Cody Gardner of Milford, Ohio for the runner-up spot.  Tilton only needs to put his car into the A-Main to secure the spot.  Minster, Ohio's Paul Dues sits 4th and has a mathematical shot at 3rd, but is more concerned with holding off the three drivers close behind him.  The fourth through 7th spots are only separated by a mere 7 points.  Mike Miller, Joe Liguori and Matt Cooley currently sit 5th through 7th and a heat race win alone could vault them to 4th!

 

Rounding out the rest of the top 12 are Chad Wilson, Kory Crabtree, Steve Little, Bob McMillin and Buddy Lowther.  With a good feature run, any of these drivers could advance one or 2 positions in the final standings. 

 

With fall weather finally upon us, Saturday's event will see earlier than usual start times.  Gates will officially open at 1 pm with drivers meeting at 3:45.  Hot laps will begin at 4 pm with racing action underway at 5.  General admission is $20 for adults and children 12 and under are free with a paid adult.  Pit passes are $30 and includes transponder rental through the track.  Fuel WILL be available at the track.  No mufflers are required for this event.  This race is the standard $1,500 to win / $250 to start purse.

 

Making this a true October "Outlaw" night, joining BOSS will be the Topless UMP modifieds, Outlaw Super Streets, Outlaw Thunder Cars and Front Wheel Drive Compacts.  We hope you will make plans to join us for one final big show of 2018.  With the trend of race tracks closing earlier each year, please get out and support Montpelier Motor Speedway to prove race fans WILL support big fall events!

 

For more information please go to the track's website at www.montpeliermotorspeedway.com



BOSS Thanks Our 2018 Tour Marketing Partners:


Heat Race Sponsors:

TCB Speed ; Noblesville, IN

Hoosier Race Tire ; Lakeville, IN

Lias Tire ; Indiana, PA

All Pro Cylinder Heads ; Johnstown, OH

Hawkins Speed Shop ; Richmond, IN


Bonus Award Sponsors:

All Star Performance Products ; Watervliet, MI

Cowen Truck Line ; Perrysville, OH

The Bridge Restaurant ; Sidney, OH

J & F Construction ; Bucyrus, OH

Apple Metal Polishing ; Eldorodo, OH

Horne Performance Motorsports ; Springfield, OH

American Racer Tires ; Indiana, PA

Hoosier Racing Tires ; Lakeville, IN


Also:

Superior Bearing & Supply Inc ; Bradenton, FL

Cooley Cabinets ; Greenville, OH

E A Home Supply ; Chillicothe, OH

Superior Tank & Trailer ; Beach City, OH





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, Oct. 5, 2018
Contact: Aaron Fry
740-703-3768
 
By Brian Liskai

FAST on Dirt Merges with BOSS Winged Sprint Division
 
FREMONT, Ohio - When the FAST 410 Championship Series embarks on it's 11th season in 2019 it will do so under new ownership. Aaron Fry, who created the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) in 2011, has assumed ownership of the FAST organization.
 
FAST began in 2009 under Bryan Autullo, Scott Porter and Chris Kettman, sprint car fans who wanted to bring more recognition and funds to the teams that raced weekly at Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway – thus the FAST acronym stood for Fremont Attica Sprint Title. Fremont Speedway Promoter Rich Farmer took over the FAST series in 2014 and expanded it to include a few other tracks and changed the name to simply FAST Championship Series.
 
"I have always had a very good working relationship with Aaron and the BOSS series. They have always lived up to their promises and Aaron has the same goal as I have had....to do what's best for the sport of sprint car racing. BOSS and FAST are both series for the working man. Aaron and his team will continue the great progress we've made with FAST."
 
"I want to thank Paul Kistler and Kistler Racing Products for throwing his support behind the creation of FAST and for Bob Williams of All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads who continued that support the past couple of years and every one of the fantastic marketing partners who made the series work. I also want to thank all the teams, tracks and fans for their support of FAST over the past 10 years," added Farmer.
 
Farmer recently announced he was stepping away as the promoter of Fremont Speedway after 11 years at the wheel of  "The Track That Action Built" citing increasing time demands for his growing businesses which include six NAPA Auto Parts stores, a limousine and party bus company and a real estate company. That prompted his discussions with Fry to take over FAST.
 
BOSS has been and will continue in 2019 to be a non-wing sprint car series since its inception. Fry added three winged BOSS events in 2018 as a test which proved to be highly successful with 27 cars at Atomic Speedway near Chillicothe, Ohio; 26 cars at Gas City Speedway in Gas City, Indiana; and 29 cars at Montpelier Motor Speedway in Montpelier, Indiana.
 
"We recognize the great tradition of winged sprint car racing in the Ohio, Indiana and Pennsylvania region. When we created BOSS we did so to give more racers the option to compete. BOSS has grown every year in terms of the number of competitors and tracks and it only made sense to take a look at a regional winged series," said Fry, who is a former winged sprint car driver.
 
Fry said he will keep the FAST Championship Series name. "It's grown to be a recognizable name with great marketing partners and teams....we have no plans to change that," he said.
 
Fry said he is aiming for 20-25 FAST Championship Series events in 2019 targeting tracks in all of Ohio, Eastern Indiana and possibly a swing through Pennsylvania. He said the BOSS non-wing series will once again plan 20-25 races as well in the same regions.
 
"We will work with Rich and the existing marketing partners and we plan to have a FAST point fund for at least the top 10 teams depending on how much sponsorship is obtained," Fry said.
 
"With the three winged races BOSS held this past year we have gotten a lot of inquiries from tracks and joining forces now with FAST will open that up to more possibilities. We will, however, stick to the core of  BOSS and FAST and that's to have a series for the weekend racers. Our goal is to keep this fun for the race teams and fans," Fry added.
 
As for the JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship SeriesFarmer said he is contemplating it's future and no decision has yet to be made.
 
Those who are seeking additional information regarding the FAST Championship Series or BOSS series can contact Fry at 740-703-3768.

FAST 410 Championship Series Champions:
2009-Craig Mintz
2010-Byron Reed
2011-Bryan Sebetto
2012-Bryan Sebetto
2013-Craig Mintz
2014-Byron Reed
2015-Byron Reed
2016-Byron Reed
2017-DJ Foos
2018-Craig Mintz
 
BOSS Champions:
2012-Dustin Smith
2013-Tony Beaber
2014-Mike Miller
2015-Shawn Westerfeld
2016-Shawn Westerfeld
2017-Dustin Smith
2018-Final point race is Oct. 13

 

 

 

Duncan Claims BOSS Wing Event at Montpelier


A beautiful early fall evening greeted the new winged version of the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series at Montpelier Motor Speedway Saturday night.  Track promoter Harold Hunter and his crew served up another excellent racing surface, much to the delight of the 29 winged sprint car teams that signed in.  Cole Duncan of Lockbourne, Ohio put on a clinic, after an early race battle with Lee Jacobs, and went on to the convincing $3,000 payday.


The evening began with Lee Jacobs setting fast time and a new track record in qualifying with an 11.606 second lap.  In all, fourteen of the 29 cars eclipsed the old track record.  Three exciting heat races were won by Jacobs, Cody Gardner and Kody Kinser.  The 14 car B-Main saw 12 teams make the call for the green flag.  As is typical, the B was the wild and wooly event of the night.  Kody Swanson was able to score the win to earn his qualifying time back for the main event.  


With fast qualifier, Jacobs, pulling the "zero" pill, the main event lined straight up.  Jacobs and Cole Duncan paced the 20 car field to the green flag.  This titanic Buckeye duo set sail into the Hoosier night in a titanic throw down at the point.  The pair raced side by side for the first 8 laps, literally less than a tenth of a second apart at the start finish line in 5 of the first 8 circuits.  


With the lead battle at its peak, some big moves were happening deep in the field.  Cale Thomas was on the charge from his 18th starting spot after finishing 3rd in the B-Main.  Non wing veteran Robert Ballou had the crowd on their feet as well, after a great heat race effort, Ballou was also on the charge from his 11th starting spot.  Clinton Boyles and Danny Smith were also on the prowl making big moves.


Only 2 cautions slowed the event, the second of which eliminated, Josh Davis, from competition.  He was the only casualty as as 19 of the 20 starters completed the race, 17 of those on the lead lap.  


Over the final laps, Duncan motored away from Jacobs with Kody Kinser coming home 3rd.  Cale Thomas was hard charger of the event advancing 14 spots to finish 4th and Clinton Boyles charged from 15th to round out the top 5.   Rounding out the top 10 were Danny Smith, Ronnie Blair, Robert Ballou, Jack Sodeman Jr and Travis Philo.


This was the final event for the BOSS winged sprint cars for 2018.  We'd like to thank Atomic Speedway, Fremont Speedway, Gas City Speedway and Montpelier Speedway for hosting this year's events.  Also, a huge thank you to the race fans and race teams who chose to support this endeavor.  We vow to make it bigger and better next season.  Watch for an exciting announcement about 2019 in the coming days!


BOSS Winged Sprint Cars

Montpelier Motor Speedway ; Montpelier, IN

9/29/18


Fast Qualifier:  81-Lee Jacobs 11.606 (New Track Record)


TCB Speed - Heat #1:  (8 Laps / 6 Inverted / Top 5 Advance)

  1. 81-Lee Jacobs[6] ;  2. 12B-Robert Ballou[7] ;  3. 4D-Josh Davis[3] ;  4. 71-Ayrton Olsen[5] ;  5. 00-Thomas Meseraull[4] ;  6. 39-Tyler Rankin[1] ;  7. 16B-Ricky Peterson[8] ;  8. 78-Adam Byrkett[10] ;  9. 34-Parker Fredrickson[9] ;  10. 7M-Critter Malone[2]

Hoosier Race Tire - Heat #2:   (8 Laps / 6 Inverted / Top 5 Advance)

  1. 9G-Cody Gardner[1] ;  2. 4H-Tracy Hines[3] ;  3. 22-Cole Duncan[4] ;  4. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr[2] ;  5. 53-Brayden Fox[8] ;  6. 83x-Nate Reeser[7] ;  7. 99-Cale Stinson[9] ;  8. 5-Bob McMillin[10] ;  9. 91-Cale Thomas[6] ;  10. 5T-Travis Philo[5] 

All Pro Cylinder Heads - Heat #3:   (8 Laps / 6 Inverted / Top 5 Advance)


  1. 35R-Ronnie Blair[5] ;  2. 4-Danny Smith[2] ;  3. 98-Clinton Boyles[7] ;  4. 27-Brad Lamberson[3] ;  5. 4K-Kody Kinser[6] ;  6. 12s-Kody Swanson[4] ;  7. 37-Noah Dunlap[8] ;  8.. A79-Trey Osbourne[9] ;  9. 21-Brinton Marvel

B-Main (10 Laps / Top 5 Transfer)

  1. 12s-Kody Swanson[3] ;  2. 5T-Travis Philo[14] ;  3. 91-Cale Thomas[11] ;  4. 39-Tyler Rankin[1] ;  5. 99-Cale Stinson[5] ;  6. A79-Trey Osbourne[9] ;  7. 83x-Nate Reeser[2] ;  8. 37-Noah Dunlap[6] ;  9. 7M-Critter Malone[13] ;  10.  5-Bob McMillin[8] ;  11. 78-Adam Byrkett[7] ;  12. 34-Parker Fredfricksomn[10] ;  11. 16B-Ricky Peterson[DNS] ;  12. 21-Brinton Marvel[DNS]

A-Main (25 Laps)

  1. 22-Cole Duncan[2] ;  2. 81-Lee Jacobs[1] ;  3. 4K-Kody Kinser[3] ;  4. 91-Cale Thomas[18] ;  5. 98-Clinton Boyles[10] ;  6. 4-Danny Smith[13] ;  7. 35-Ronnie Blair[4] ;  8. 12B-Robert Ballou[11] ;  9. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr[10] ;  10. 5T-Travis Philo[17] ;  11. 12s-Kody Swanson[7] ;  12. 00-Thomas Meseraull[8] ;  13. 9G-Cody Gardner[14] ;  14. 4H-Tracy Hines[6] ;  15. 27-Brad Lamberson[12] ;  16. 39-Tyler Rankin[19] ;  17. 71-Ayrton Olsen[5] ;  18. 53-Brayden Fox[16] ;  19. 99-Cale Stinson[20] ;  20. 4D-Josh Davis[9]

 

 

 

Miller Masters Inaugural BOSS Kokomo Event


The third attempt was indeed the charm for the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series and Kokomo Speedway last night.  The combined USAC / BOSS Kokomo Sprint Car Smackdown was run under cool fall temperatures.  But the action on the track was hot!  Former BOSS champion, Mike Miller of Wapakoneta, Ohio, has been known as "The Magic Man" for years.  Last night, he proved he still had some magic left in the bag, as he pulled off a late race pass to steal the win from Michael Fischesser.


The night began with 31 cars signed in for battle.  The field was split into 4 heat races with the top 4 going to the main event from each.  Josh Cunningham, Miller, Jake Scott, and Dallas Hewitt scored victories in the heats with Cole Ketcham picking up a convincing win in the B-Main.


The 25 lap main event found Michael Fischesser on the pole with Mike Miller beside him.  At the drop of the green flag, it was third starting Dustin Smith who appeared to be the man to beat as he rocketed from his 3rd starting spot to lead briefly.  Fischesser was able to move to the top of the track and find his rhythm and quickly advanced past Smith and set sail at the point.  


Despite 2 caution flags and a late race red flag, Fischesser was able to maintain the lead.  Behind him, past tour champs Miller and Smith waged a titanic battle for the runner-up spot.  Miller was able to get to the runner-up spot secured before a lap 23 red flag when last year's rookie of the year, Paul Dues, got upside down.  


With the final green flag unfurled, The Magic Man dug deep to pull out the trick to get past Fischesser.  On the final lap, Fischesser drove in hard and deep on the cushion to draw even with Miller on the backstretch, but Miller was a little better through the final corner and scored the popular win.  Smith held on for third withh Tyler Gunn charging from 12th to 4th and Jake Scott completing the top 5.   The rest of the top 10 was Steve Irwin, Andrew Prather, Dallas Hewitt, Cole Ketcham, and Bill Rose.




BOSS Sprints

Kokomo Speedway

Sept. 27, 2018

31 - Entries


TCB Speed - Heat Race #1 - (8 Laps / Top 4 Transfer / Top 2 Redraw)

  1. 63-Josh Cunningham[2] ;  2. 6-Bill Rose[4] ;  3. P8-Andrew Prather[6] ;  4. 21-Travis Hery[3] ;  5. 41-Cole Ketcham[5] ;  6. 44-David Hair[1] ;  7. 31-Buddy Lowther[8] ;  8. 04-Drew Abel[DNS]

Hoosier Racing Tire - Heat Race #2 - (8 Laps / Top 4 Transfer / Top 2 Redraw)

  1. 82-Mike Miller[1] ;  2. 77-Dustin Smith[3] ;  3. 42-Ty Tilton[7] ;  4. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[5] ;  5. 14-Chad Wilson[6] ;  6. 34-Parker Fredrickson[2] ;  7. 2W-Kyle Bogue[8] ;  8. 04P-Justin Peck[4] 

American Racer Tires - Heat Race #3 - (8 Laps / Top 4 Transfer / Top 2 Redraw)

  1. 1-Jake Scott[4] ;  2. 44F-Michael Fischesser[2] ;  3. 0-Steve Irwin[3] ;  4. 53-Steve Little[6] ;  5. 1H-Korbyn Hayslett[7] ;  6. 51-Steve Hair[1] ;  7. 99-Jack James[5] ;  8. 40-Luke Harbison[DNS]

All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads - Heat Race #4 - (8 Laps / Top 4 Transfer / Top 2 Redraw)

  1. 18-Dallas Hewitt[3] ;  2. 76-J.J. Hughes[5] ;  3. 68G-Tyler Gunn[2] ;  4. 87-Paul Dues[7] ;  5. 22-Brandon Spencer[1] ;  6. 43-Michael Roehling[4] ;  7. 5-Bob McMillin

B-Main - (12 Laps / Top 6 Transfer)

  1. 41-Cole Ketcham[1] ;  2. 22-Brandon Spencer[4] ;  3. 14-Chad Wilson[2] ;  4. 1H-Korbyn Hayslett[3] ;  5. 43-Michael Roehling[8] ;  6. 31-Buddy Lowther[9] ;  7. 34-Parker Fredrickson[6] ;  8. 5-Bob McMillin[12] ;  9. 2W-Kyle Bogue[10] ;  10. 44-David Hair[5] ;  11. 99-Jack James[11] ;  12. 51-Steve Hair[7] ;  13. 04P-Justin Peck[DNS] ;  14. 40-Luke Harbison[DNS] ;  15. 04-Drew Abel[DNS]

A-Main - (25 Laps)

  1. 82-Mike Miller[2] ;  2. 44F-Michael Fischesser[1] ;  3. 77-Dustin Smith[3] ;  4. 68G-Tyler Gunn[12] ;  5. 1-Jake Scott[4] ;  6. 0-Steve Irwin[11] ;  7. P8-Andrew Prather[9] ;  8. 18-Dallas Hewitt[7] ;  9. 41-Cole Ketcham[17] ;  10. 6-Bill Rose[6] ;  11. 1H-Korbyn Hayslett[20] ;  12. 21-Travis Hery[13] ;  13. 63-Josh Cunningham[8] ;  14. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[14] ;  15. 22-Brandon Spencer[18] ;  16. 43-Michael Roehling[21] ;  17. 53-Steve Little[15] ;  18. 14-Chad Wilson[19] ;  19. 31-Buddy Lowther[22] ;  20. 87-Paul Dues[16] ;  21. 42-Ty Tilton[10] ;  22. 76-J.J. Hughes[5]

Bonus Awards


The Bridge Restaurant (Sidney, OH) - Hard Charger Award ($50) - Korbyn Hayslett +9


Apple Metal Polishing (Edlorodo, OH) - Lucky Pill Draw ($50) - Drew Abel


Cowen Truck Line (Perrysville, OH) - Steel Block Bonus ($50) - Michael Roehling


Horne Performance (Springfield, OH) - Perseverance Award ($50) - Paul Dues


All Star Performance (Watervliet, MI) - Sweet Move of the Night ($50 Gift Certificate) - Cole Ketcham


J & F Construction (Bucyrus, OH) - Hard Luck Award ($50) - Jack James


Hoosier Race Tire Bonus (Free Tire) - Mike Miller


American Racer Bonus (Free Tire) - Dustin Smith

 

 

 

BOSS Combo Doubleheader Ahead


Thursday, Sept 27 - BOSS - NON WING - Kokomo Speedway "Smackdown" - Kokomo, Indiana


Saturdat, Sept 29 - BOSS - WINGED 410 SPRINTS - Montpelier Motor Speedway - Montpelier, IN


This Thursday, September 27th, the BOSS non wing sprint cars will run the make-up event of the Kokomo Sprint Car Smackdown at Kokomo Speedway.  Track and series officials are hopeful that the third time in the charm.  The event has fallen victim to mother nature on August 25th and again on September 9th.  With the event being rescheduled for a Thursday night, series officials were forced to make this a non-points paying event.   However, a stout field of cars, from diverse backgrounds, are still expected.  The BOSS portion of the event is only open to drivers who have never made any of the previous 6 Kokomo Smackdown A-Mains.  


Despite being a non-points event, the full BOSS program with standard payout and BOSS rules are still in effect.  The BOSS event is run under the open tire rule and there is no minimum weight rule.  There are no membership or entry fees.  Transponders will be provided free of charge courtesy of USAC and Kokomo Speedway.  The A-Main payout is as follows:  1500, 900, 700, 600, 500, 450, 400, 375, 350, 325, 300, 290, 280, 270, 260 and 250 to start.  All non transfer cars will be paid $100 tow money.  Thanks to our many fine sponsors, heat race and bonus money will also be paid.  Heats pay: 40, 30, 20, 10 to the top four finishers.  Six bonus awards for $50 each will be paid along with a free tire from each tire manufacturer to the highest finisher on all 4 of each brand.  


This special USAC / BOSS Smackdown Combo will be a $35 general admission with kids 12 and under free with paid adults.  Pit passes are $45.  Hot laps will begin at 6 pm with racing action underway at 7:30.  


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On Saturday, only the third ever event for the new BOSS WINGED 410 sprint car series will be held at Montpelier Motor Speedway in Montpelier, Indiana.  Brandon Wimmer won the inaugural event at Atomic Speedway in May defeating a 27 car field.  Just 4 weeks ago, the "Fresno Phenom", Gio Scelzi, won the 2nd event at Gas City Speedway after coming from the 14th starting position to defeat a field of 26 entrants.


This event will be a very rare appearance for winged 410 sprints at Montpelier.  The facility is more than 100 years old, having first hosted harness horse racing.  In the many decades of auto racing, only 4 previous winged 410 events have been held.  The previous winners have been Chad Blonde, Kelly Kinser and 2 wins by Kraig Kinser.  This special event will pay $3,000 to win and $300 to start.  Complete payout is as follows: 3000, 1500, 1000, 700, 600, 550, 500, 475, 450, 425, 400, 380, 360, 340, 320, 300 to start.  Any teams making an attempt to compete, but failing to make the main event, will be paid $100 tow money.


With most weekly 410 wing tracks closed for the season, a large field of cars is expected!  Due to the cooler evening temperatures and larger field of cars, the event times have been moved up.  Gates will open at 1 pm with hot laps at 4 and racing beginning at 5 pm.  Adult general admission is $20 with kids 12 and under free with an adult.  Pit passes will be $30.  No mufflers are required for this event.  There will be a $10 transponder rental fee.  There are no membership or entry fees for BOSS.


The tire rule for winged events is as follows:  All 4 corners must be Hoosier Tires.  The left rears MUST be the "H" series national spec tire.  The right rears MUST be one of the following:  "H" series national spec tire OR Medium OR W18.   All wings must be flat top with max 2" wickerbill.  Minimum weight with driver after race must be 1,400 pounds.  The top 3 feature finishers will be weighed.


For more info, please call Aaron at 740-703-3768 OR e-mail sprinter14@hotmail.com

 

 

 

Mother Nature Mandates Schedule Adjustment


In what has been an historic season, the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series has rained out exactly one half of the 2018 schedule.  The late summer months have turned especially harsh.  BOSS and race track officials have been working to reschedule some fall events in an effort to have a championship night for the traditional wingless sprint cars and to cap the season with one last stand alone winged event.  The following are the remaining events along with some rescheduled events.


This Friday and Saturday, September 14 & 15 - BOSS WINGS - co-sanctioned with FAST for the "Jim Ford Classic".  Two complete shows for winged 410 sprint cars.  $3,000 to win / $400 to start on Friday.  Then, $10,000 to win and $500 to start on Saturday.  All non transfers will get $200 each night.  FAST rules will prevail both nights.  Friday pit passes are $30 and Saturday is $35 pit admission.  Gates open at 4 each day with racing at 7.  Special bonus awards will be awarded to drivers from the top 15 in current non wing points and/or drivers who have attended one of the 2 previous BOSS winged events at Atomic and Gas City.


The NON WING traditional sprints will makeup the 2018 Kokomo Sprint Car Smackdown on Thursday night, September 27th.  Being a rare Thursday event, BOSS has elected to make this a special non points paying event.  We can not justify asking teams to take 2 days off work to compete one night.  This event will still run under full BOSS rules and supervision.  Heat race and bonus awards will still be paid out.  The same rule applies, any driver who has made a previous Smackdown A-Main is NOT eligible for the BOSS portion of the show.  


The BOSS WING 410 sprints will return to action with a make-up event at Montpelier Motor Speedway on Saturday, September 29.  This race was rained out on Saturday, August 18th.  Montpelier promoter, Harold Hunter, was excited to work with us to make this event happen.  This event will pay $3,000 to win and $300 to start.  


Finally, the rained out NON WING finale at Montpelier from September 8th is under negotiations for a make-up date as well.  Officials from both sides are discussing October weekends, and an announcement will be made in the next few days.


If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact BOSS promoter Aaron Fry at 740-703-3768 or e-mail sprinter14@hotmail.com

 

 

 

Season Finale Doubleheader Weekend


The 2018 championship chase for the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series will come to an end this weekend with a Hoosier Fall Spectacular Weekend at Montpelier Motor Speedway on Saturday and at Kokomo Speedway on Sunday.   This annual event at Montpelier typically draws in the vicinity of 40 traditional ground pounding non wing sprints.  Sunday's Kokomo event is the rescheduled "Sprint Car Smackdown" featuring both USAC and BOSS sprint cars in separate programs!


Without a doubt, 2018 has been a very trying season.  Only 10 of 18 scheduled events have been completed to date.  A record 7 rainouts cut the season short along with one race being pulled from under the series due to a make-up event.  As rough as the season has been, it will be nice to end on a high note with a quality doubleheader weekend on 2 very well prepared race tracks.


The open wheel veteran, Bill Rose, holds a comfortable lead in the standings.  Making the main event at Montpelier and having a good run will all but clinch the 2018 title.  Ty Tilton is 90 points from the lead, but would need Rose to struggle at both events in order to have a shot.  Only 95 from Tilton is Cody Gardner, who is the only other driver with a mathematical shot at the championship.  This trio set themselves apart during the second half of the year and will now settle it among themselves over 2 nights in Indiana.


Paul Dues, Mike Miller, Joe Liguori and Matt Cooley hold positions 4-7 with only 7 points separating them all.  Chad Wilson sits in the 8th spot with Kory Crabtree a close 9th.  Steve Little has had a year as trying as the BOSS series itself, as he rests in the tenth spot.  Bob McMillin, Buddy Lowther Cole Ketcham, Carmen Perigo and Matt Westfall round out the top 15.


Saturday at Montpelier, gates will open at 3 pm with hot laps at 5 and racing action beginning at 6:30.  Adult general admission is $20 with children 12 and under free with paid adult.  Pit passes are $30 and includes transponder rental for your car.  No mufflers are required and fuel will be available at the track.


On Sunday at Kokomo, gates officially open at 2 pm.  Hot laps are scheduled for 5 pm with racing action immediately following.  The BOSS portion of the program will run first in an effort to get our teams on the road at a decent hour.  General admission is $35 with kids 12 and under free with paid adult.  Pit passes are $45 and includes transponder rental.  The BOSS portion of the program is open ONLY to drivers who have NOT made the A-Main in any of the 6 previous Kokomo Smackdown's.  No mufflers are required at Kokomo.


Both events this weekend will be the standard $1,500 to win / $250 to start payouts with the pill draw format.  Teams can get paid after each night or choose to get one check after night number 2.  Teams may also choose to have their checks mailed to them Monday morning if they need to get on the road immediately following the main event.  


A 10% off discount on hotels has been offered by the Gas City, Indiana Best Western and Super 8 Hotel.  Ask for the "BOSS Racer's Rate".  Phone Best Western at 765-998-2331 and the Super 8 at 765-997-8096.  IF you reserve a room, cancellations must be made by FRIDAY morning at 9 am.  The 10% discount is available through Saturday night as long as rooms are available.


For more information on these events, please log onto the track websites at www.montpeliermotorspeedway.com and at www.kokomospeedway.net


For questions about the BOSS series, phone 740-703-3768 or email sprinter14@hotmail.com

 

 

 

BOSS / Gas City - King of the Wings Friday 8/31


(Saturday show at Route 44 has been cancelled)


This Friday night, August 31st, the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series will bolt on the wings for only the second time in tour history.  This special non-points event will pay $3,000 to the feature winner.  A fine field of 27 winged sprints signed in for the first ever show at Atomic Speedway back in May.  Brandon Wimmer, aboard the John Shewbrooks Racing A79, took top honors defeating Bryan Nuckles, Ronnie Blair, Cale Thomas and Danny Smith.  


The Gas City Speedway is back with a fresh promotional force in 2018.  Jerry Gappens has taken the reins and had a successful first season.  BOSS is proud to add even more diversity to the schedule by bringing the world's fastest dirt cars to attack the tricky 1/4 mile oval.  Built in 1986, it has been primarily home to the traditional wingless sprints, making this Friday night's event truly a unique one.


Pit gates will open at 3 pm with general admission gates opening up at 4:30.  Adult general admission tickets are $20 with kids 12 and under free of charge.  Pit passes will be $30.  Hot laps are scheduled to get underway at 6:45 with racing action at 7:30.   Joining in the BOSS Winged Sprints will be the winged outlaw micro sprints, the UMP modifieds and Thunder Cars.


For competing teams, there are NO membership or entry fees at BOSS events.  Raceceivers are required.  No mufflers for this event.  Payout will be by BOSS series check 20 minutes after the A-Main completion.  Teams can choose to have checks mailed to them Monday morning if they want to get on the road immediately.


Complete A-Main Payout:  1. $3,000   2. $1,500   3. $1,000   4. $700   5. $600   6. $550   7. $500   8. $475   9. $450   10. $425   11. $400   12. $380   13. $360   14. $340   15. $320   16. $300   17. $300   18. $300   19. $300   20. $300

If 30 or more cars sign in, feature field will be 22 cars.

If 40 or more cars sign in, feature field will be 24 cars.

$100 tow money to any competing car who fails to make the main event.


Rules for BOSS Winged Events:


1400 pound minimum weight after the race with driver.


Flat Top Wings Only with Maximum 2" wickerbill


4 Corner Hoosier Tire Rule - Left Rears must be "H" series.  Right Rears must be "H" series OR "Medium" OR "W18"


As stated at the top, this is a one day, stand alone show.  The Saturday event, originally scheduled for Route 44 Speedway, has been cancelled.  


For more information, please call Aaron at 740-703-3768

 

 

 

BOSS Readies for First Ever Kokomo Sprint Car Smackdown


History will be made, this Saturday, August 25th, when the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series joins with the historic United States Auto Club to bring a plethora of traditional sprint car racing to the forefront.  The 7th annual "Sprint Car Smackdown" at Kokomo Speedway is on the horizon.  Four days of racing will kick off on Wednesday night, August 22nd with "free general admission" night.  A full USAC program will be conducted on Thursday and Friday.  Saturday will find the USAC finale on tap with a full program from the stars and cars of BOSS.


To maintain the integrity of the BOSS portion of the show, any driver having made a past Smackdown Saturday A-Main is not eligible to compete.  The BOSS program will be the standard show purse and format with pill draw heat race lineups.  BOSS rules will appply for our part of the show only, including the open tire rule.  As always, there are no fees to compete in sanctioned events.


The BOSS full purse is as follows:  1500, 900, 700, 600, 500, 450, 400, 375, 350, 325, 300, 290, 280, 270, 260, 250 to start.  If more than 30 cars sign in, the starting field will be increased to 22 cars.  If there are 40 or more cars signed in for the program, then the field will be increased to 24 starters.


As always, heat race pay will be included courtesy of our fine heat race sponsors:  TCB Speed, Hoosier Race Tire, American Racer Tires, and All Pro Cylinder Heads.  Also, there are 8 bonus awards handed out during every event.  Additional awards have been added for this race, now totaling 10 bonus awards courtesy of the following:  Cowen truck Line, The Bridge Restaurant, JF Construction, Apple Metal Polishing, All Star Performance, Hoosier Tire, American Racer Tires, Superior Bearing & Supply, and Horne Performance Motorsports.


Gates will open at 3 pm each day.  Racing action is slated for 7:30.  For Saturday, general admission is $35 with pit passes $45.  No mufflers are required for this event.  Transponders will be provided.


For more information or for event details on other race days, please visit www.kokomospeedway.net


 

 

 

 

BOSS 2nd Ever Winged Event Set for Montpelier


The Montpelier Motor Speedway is set to play host to just the second ever WINGED BOSS sprint car event this Saturday, August 18th.  Built for horse racing in 1903, this fairground half mile oval first hosted auto racing in 1915.  The now quarter mile oval first began hosting the BOSS tour in 2014.  The annual wingless races have been won by Robert Ballou (2014), Shane Cottle (2015), rained out in 2016, and Thomas Meseraull (2017).  Every event featured a large field of cars and a very well prepared race track.


With more than 7 years of traditional wingless sprint car racing under the BOSS banner, the 2018 season has featured the series venturing into the winged side of the sport.  The inaugural event at Atomic Speedway on May 12th saw 27 cars in attendance.  A similar field is expected for round 2 with a VERY unique mixture of former All Star drivers, some Ohio wing veterans, some BOSS non wing veterans, and a few non wing drivers making their first EVER winged starts.


For Montpelier Motor Speedway, it has been 13 years since the ground pounding 410 winged sprint cars showered the fans with clay.  Previous winners in four visits  are Kraig Kinser with 2 wins, while Kelly Kinser and Chad Blonde have one win each.  The BOSS/Montpelier pairing has seen great success the last few years and both parties look to translate that into the winged sprints with this annual event.


Unlike the traditional wingless tour, the winged BOSS events will have a tire rule.  All cars must be on all 4 Hoosier Racing Tires.  The left rear tires must be the "H" series national spec tire.  The right rear can be the "H" series tire, but we will also allow the "Medium" right rear, as well as the W18.  Any 360 or 305 teams may also run their spec right rear for their respective tours.   Also, wings must be flat top wings with a 1" wicker.  Finally, cars must weigh 1400 pounds with the driver after the event.  No mufflers are required.


The full purse is as follows for the main event:  1)  $3,000   2) $1,500   3) $1,000   4) $700   5) $600   6) $550   7) $500   8) $475   9) $450   10) $425   11) $400   12) $380   13) $360   14) $340   15) $320   16) $300   17) $300   18) $300   19) $300   20) $300


All cars not starting the main event but who compete in the program will be guaranteed $100 tow money.  As is typical with BOSS, if 30 cars or more sign in, 2 additional cars will be added to the main event lineup.


There are NO ENTRY FEES or membership fees with BOSS.


Hawkins Speed Shop of Richmond, Indiana has stepped in to help our drivers.  For teams who compete at Montpelier on August 18th AND sign in to compete at Route 44 Speedway on September 1st, will be eligible for a drawing for a free drum of clear methanol.  


We hope you will make plans to attend this VERY historic first time event!  Below are details about Montpelier Motor Speedway and this race.


Date
Saturday, August 18th
Classes
BOSS Winged Sprint Cars – $3000 To Win | $300 To Start
UMP Modifieds
Thunder Cars
FWD Compacts
Times
Gates Open
 – 3:00PM
Hot Laps – 5:00PM
Racing – 6:30PM
Racing Curfew – 11:ooPM
Tickets
General Admission
 – $20
Kids (12 and Under) – Free (with paid adult)
Pit Pass – $30 (includes Transponder rental)
Entry Fee – None

Location
Montpelier Motor Speedway
East Central Indiana
700 South Jefferson

Montpelier, Indiana 47359
Conveniently located 15 miles from Interstate 69 Exit 264 (Indiana Highway 18)
Web and Media
Official Website
 – www.MontpelierMotorSpeedway.com
Facebook Page – http://www.facebook.com/MontpelierMotorSpeedway
Twitter (@MontpelierTrack) – https://twitter.com/MontpelierTrack


Track Information
Size and Configuration – 1/4 Mile Clay Oval With Sweeping Corners; 10+ degrees of banking in corners and backstretch.
Year Built – 1903 as 1/2 Mile Horse Track

First Automobile Race
 – May 5, 1915

Seating Capacity – 
3,200
Parking – Free parking located near main grandstand entrance
Family Section Seating – A designated area for family seating is located in the grandstands directly behind the flag stand.  The consumption of alcoholic beverage in the family section is prohibited.
Coolers – Insurance regulations prohibit the carry in of any cooler
Camping – Free overnight primitive camping is allowed.  Self Contained Campfires Permitted. Please no wood with nails.  Self Clean-Up Required
Alcohol – The Alcohol and Beverage Commission prohibits the carry in of any alcohol.  Beer is sold at the track.  ID is required.
Souvenir Stand – Fully stocked souvenir stand (includes MMS T-Shirts, Hoodies, Pictures, and MMS Programs)
Kids Stand – Fully stocked family/kid souvenir stand (includes kid’s toys and novelties, racing flags, safety glasses, hearing protection, etc… Items starting at .50/$1.00)
Restrooms – New clean Men and Women’s restroom located behind the main grandstands. Pit side restroom is men only.
Concession Stand – Wide range of food and sides and cold/hot drinks located behind the main grandstands. Dual lines to purchase food available from spectator area. Picnic tables spread throughout the facility.
Pets – Pets are not allowed in the grandstand area.

 

 

 

Westfall Scores 4th BOSS win of 2018 in GLDN


The second running of the Great Lakes Dirt Nationals is in the books.  Matt Westfall of Pleasant Hill, Ohio took command early and led the 25 lap main event wire to wire to make BOSS history.  He is the first driver to win 4 main events in one season on the tour.  Aboard the Ray Marshall Motorsports #33M, Westfall won back to back at Route 44 Speedway and Waynesfield Raceway Park on July 6-7.  He then won the August 3rd event at Atomic Speedway and finally, made histpry last night .


Thirty-one traditional wingless sprint cars registered for competition.  In hot laps, Scott Hardman from nearby Ashalnd, Ohio, made contact with the first turn wall and flipped.  He was unhurt.  Group qualifying among heat race groups found Mike Miller, Bill Rose, Cody Gardner and Clinton Boyles setting fast times respectively.  Gardner was quickest overall with a 18.134 second lap.


Heat race action saw the front 4 cars inverted with the top 2 finishers moving on to redraw.  Dustin Ingle, Bill Rose, Ty Tilton and Luke Hall won their 8 lap heats.  The 15 car B-Main was won convincingly by Mike Miller.  Behind him, an 8 car free-for-all ensued over the final laps fighting for the final transfer positions leaving fans on the edge of their seats.


In the 25 lap A-Main, Westfall and Luke Hall brought the field to the green flag.  The pair waged a torrid battle early, before Westfall motored out to a moderate lead.  Bill Rose, Dallas Hewitt, Tyler Gunn and Chad Wilson were the 4 cars making moves toward the front.  Ty Tilton was able to slip past Hall for 2nd and appeared to be the only threat to Westfall.  Only one caution would slow the event, when Paul Dues had a mechanical failure that put him into the inside wall.  


With only a handful of laps remaining, Westfall was able to pull back to a slim lead on the restart and held on to score the win.  Ty Tilton held on for second with series points leader Bill Rose finishing 3rd.  Dallas Hewitt and Michael Fischesser completed the top 5.  Cody Gardner, Luke Hall, Tyler Gunn, Clinton Boyles and Kory Crabtree rounded out the top 10.


The next BOSS traditional wingless event is Saturday, August 25th at Kokomo Speedway as part of the finale of the "Kokokmo Sprint Car Smackdown".


Next Saturday, BOSS will sanction only its second ever WINGED sprint car event at Montpelier Motor Speedway in Indiana on August 18th.



BOSS


Qualifying
Group One: 

1. 82-Mike Miller, 18.225; 2. 2DI-Dustin Ingle, 18.266; 3. 18-Dallas Hewitt, 18.327; 4. 33M-Matt Westfall, 18.421; 5. 68G-Tyler Gunn, 18.589; 6. 19-Matt Cooley, 18.607; 7. 87-Paul Dues, 18.692; 8. 14-Chad Wilson, 18.710


Group 2:

1. 6-Bill Rose, 18.368; 2. 44-Joe Liguori, 18.703; 3. 44s-Michael Fischesser, 18.799; 4. 91x-Aaron Middaugh, 19.041; 5. 5-Bob McMillen, 19.260; 6. 14J-Eric Jennings, 19.377; 7. 31L-Buddy Lowther, 19.531; 8. 66-Mark Rossey, 20.613


Group 3:

1. 9G-Cody Gardener, 18.134; 2. 42-Ty Tilton, 18.365; 3. 77-Kory Crabtree, 18.777; 4. 21-Carmen Perigo, 18.909; 5. 24L-Lee Underwood, 19.068; 6. 86-Rick Holley, 19.410; 7. 18D-Bobby Distel, 19.575; 8. 97-Scott Hardman, 99.000


Group 4:

1. 57-Clinton Boyles, 18.235; 2. 53-Steve Little, 18.494; 3. 9N-Luke Hall, 18.800; 4. 79-Mike Burkin, 19.182; 5. 320-George Willard, 19.386; 6. 35-Tyler Powell, 19.902; 7. 3-Joe Butera, 19.996


TCB Speed - Heat #1 -  (8)Laps - Top 4 Transfer
1. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[3]; 2. 33M-Matt Westfall[1]; 3. 18-Dallas Hewitt[2]; 4. 68G-Tyler Gunn[5]; 5. 82-Mike Miller[4]; 6. 14-Chad Wilson[8]; 7. 87-Paul Dues[7]; 8. 19-Matt Cooley[6]


Hoosier Race Tire - Heat #2 -  (8)Laps - Top 4 Transfer
1. 6-Bill Rose[4]; 2. 44s-Michael Fischesser[2]; 3. 44-Joe Liguori[3]; 4. 91x-Aaron Middaugh[1]; 5. 5-Bob McMillen[5]; 6. 31L-Buddy Lowther[7]; 7. 66-Mark Rossey[8]; 8. 14J-Eric Jennings[6]


American Racer Tires - Heat #3 -  (8)Laps - Top 4 Transfer
1. 42-Ty Tilton[3]; 2. 9G-Cody Gardener[4]; 3. 77-Kory Crabtree[2]; 4. 24L-Lee Underwood[5]; 5. 86-Rick Holley[6]; 6. 18D-Bobby Distel[7]; 7. 21-Carmen Perigo[1]


All Pro Cylinder Heads - Heat #4 -  (8)Laps - Top 4 Transfer
1. 9N-Luke Hall[2]; 2. 57-Clinton Boyles[4]; 3. 53-Steve Little[3]; 4. 79-Mike Burkin[1]; 5. 320-George Willard[5]; 6. 35-Tyler Powell[6]; 7. 3-Joe Butera[7]


B-Main -  (10)Laps - Top 6 Transfer
1. 82-Mike Miller[1]; 2. 14-Chad Wilson[5]; 3. 14J-Eric Jennings[14]; 4. 5-Bob McMillen[2]; 5. 87-Paul Dues[9]; 6. 18D-Bobby Distel[7]; 7. 320-George Willard[4]; 8. 66-Mark Rossey[10]; 9. 35-Tyler Powell[8]; 10. 3-Joe Butera[12]; 11. 31L-Buddy Lowther[6]; 12. 86-Rick Holley[3]; 13. 19-Matt Cooley[13]; DNS- Carmen Perigo, Scott Hardman


A-Main -  (25)Laps
1. 33M-Matt Westfall[1]; 2. 42-Ty Tilton[3]; 3. 6-Bill Rose[7]; 4. 18-Dallas Hewitt[9]; 5. 44s-Michael Fischesser[6]; 6. 9G-Cody Gardener[4]; 7. 9N-Luke Hall[2]; 8. 68G-Tyler Gunn[13]; 9. 57-Clinton Boyles[5]; 10. 77-Kory Crabtree[11]; 11. 14-Chad Wilson[18]; 12. 24L-Lee Underwood[15]; 13. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[8]; 14. 53-Steve Little[12]; 15. 82-Mike Miller[17]; 16. 44-Joe Liguori[10]; 17. 5-Bob McMillen[20]; 18. 14J-Eric Jennings[19]; 19. 18D-Bobby Distel[22]; 20. 91x-Aaron Middaugh[14]; 21. 87-Paul Dues[21]; 22. 79-Mike Burkin[16]


The Bridge Restaurant - Hard Charger: 14-Chad Wilson +7


Apple Metal Polishing - Lucky Pill Draw - Matt Westfall


Cowen Truck Line - Steel Block Bonus - Rick Holley


Horne Performance - Perseverance Award - Chad Wilson


All Star Performance - Sweet Move Award - Bob McMillin


J & F Construction - Hard Luck Award - Scott Hardman


Hoosier Tire Bonus - Matt Westfall


American Racer Bonus - Kory Crabtree

 

 

 

Mansfield "Great Lakes Dirt Nationals" Awaits BOSS


With the 2018 championship entering the home stretch, another big weekend awaits the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series.  The second annual "Great Lakes Dirt Nationals" is set to host 3 divisions of sprint cars once again.  The traditional non wing true outlaws of BOSS will be joined by the FAST 410 winged sprint cars and the FAST 305 winged sprints.  Friday night will find BOSS running for $2,000 to win and $250 to start using the standard pill draw format.  However, with $3,000 to win and $300 to start on Saturday, a complete new show will feature group qualifying against your heat race group during hot laps.


Each day, pit gates will open at 1 pm with the pill draw opening at 1:30.  On Friday, the draw will close at 5:30 pm when the drivers meeting begins.  Immediately following the drivers meeting, engine heat and then hot laps will follow.  Racing is set to begin at 7 pm.  BOSS will run first throughout the program and compete in a 20 lap main event.


On Saturday, the drivers meeting will be moved up a half hour to 5 pm with engine heat and hot laps immediately following.  Racing will again begin at 7 pm.  BOSS will run second all night on Saturday, behind the FAST winged 410's.  The Saturday main event will be 30 laps.


As always, there are no fees to race with BOSS.  There is no tire rule and no weight rule.  Raceceivers are mandatory and we will be using the Westhold yellow transponders.  No mufflers are required at Mansfield Motor Speedway.  The main event "work area" will be in the infield along the old pit lane on the front stretch.  Three pit crewman per team will be allowed in the infield work area.


Friday pit passes are $30 and Saturday pit passes are $40.  For fans, general admission gates will open at 5 pm each day.  Friday general admission is $19 with children 10 and under free.  Reserved seating is $29.  On Saturday, general admission is $29 with children 10 and under $10.  Saturday reserved seating is $39.


For more information, be sure to log onto www.mansfieldmotorspeedway.com


BOSS Thanks our sponors for their continued support!


Heat Race Sponsors

TCB Speed

Hoosier Race Tire

American Racer Tire

All Pro Cylinder Heads


Bonus Award Sponors

Apple Metal Polishing

Horne Performance

J & F Construction

All Star Performance

The Bridge Restaurant

Cowen Truck Line


Additional Sponsors

Superior Bearing & Supply

Pate Manufacturing

Keizer Aluminum Wheels

Saldana Race Products

Cooley Cabinets

Superior Tank & Trailer


Sponosrs for THIS event

K-D Pizza

Smetz's Tire & Service Center

Hochstetler Truck & Auto Repair 


 

 

 

Underwood is BOSS, Takes Jack Hewitt Classic

Todd Ridgeway
Area Auto Racing News
August 4, 2018

WAYNESFIELD(OH) – 26-year-old Troy Ohio driver Lee Underwood went from fifth to the winner circle on a late race restart to capture his career first 410 Sprint Car feature victory at Waynesfield (OH) Raceway Park at the Annual Jack Hewitt Classic. With but a handful of laps to go in the 30 lap contest Underwood would find a bite in the middle of the track and power by two cars on the restart and then dispose of two more a lap later and with but four to go zip by then race long leader Dave Darland to secure the victory in a fast paced, thrill filled event that had the fans on their feet.

“This is my fourth year driving this 410 Sprint Car, we race here about six times a year.” Said Underwood. “My very first 410 Sprint Car win and I am so excited. I found the middle of the track about halfway through the race, and I knew if I could just get a restart I would have something for them, and we did. Boy, it feels so good, this was a good race for the fans,” noted the happy race winning driver.
 
Darland and Kody Swanson would bring the field of 24 non-winged warriors to the start as Darland had little trouble pushing to the point as Swanson dropped back through the field. Luke Hall would settle in second and push to the lead at the race ten lap mark in turn one only to see Darland power back by in turn three. Bill Rose would battle his way into second getting by Hall and pull up on Darland as the pair blistered the Ohio dirt. The late race yellow would drop when a car had a flat and stalled on track. Dallas Hewitt had moved into fourth and Underwood cracked the top five in fifth from his seventh starting position. As the front four stayed in line on the restart Underwood went to the middle of the track and blistered past both Hewitt and Hall into third before they would see the backstretch. Next on the agenda, zip by Rose for second and bring Hewitt along as the hitchhiker into third. Two laps later and Underwood was challenging Darland, the next lap Underwood was the leader and would never look back. Hewitt would muscle his way by Darland on the final lap to score the runner up position with Darland third followed by Scotty Weir and Rose rounded out the top five. 

“I really like getting around this track. I can’t say what an awesome feeling it was to pass Dave Darland for the lead, but I had to concentrate on the race. But to finish in front of guys like Darland and Dallas Hewitt really means a lot. And then to come to the winner’s circle and see the smile on Jack’s (Hewitt) face, it was all worth it. Just so excited, the car was great tonight,” finished Underwood.

“On that restart Lee (Underwood) went right by me, that middle was the place to be. I found out the car was really good when I moved down there were Lee was in the middle groove, it was really good. A couple laps short tonight but, congratulations to Lee. I am just happy to be here, if you never met my Uncle Jack Hewitt you should. He will either make you laugh or embarrass you to death,” finished Hewitt.
 
A dejected Darland had to settle for third. “We were pretty good early, but just not as good as those couple of cars in front of us. You know BOSS has this open tire rule, we hardly ever get in that situation but rarely, we just missed it tonight,” said Darland.         

 

 

Westfall Wins Atomic / Hewitt Classic TONIGHT at WRP!



Matt Westfall, driving the Ray Marshall owned #33M, scored his 3rd win in the last 4 events last night at Atomic Speedway.  Westfall started from 10th in the 20 car field for the "Open Wheel Championship" weekend.  Tonight, the series moves on to Waynesfield Raceway Park for the "Jack Hewitt Classic".  In the last BOSS event at Waynesfield on July 7th, Westfall charged from 14th to win the race on the last lap!  


Last night, 25 non wing sprint cars were on hand at Atomic.  Heat race wins went to Ty Tilton, Dustin Webber, and Joe Liguori.  Webber's heat 2 win was his first in a sprint car!  The B-Main event was won by Mike Miller with an exciting finish for the final transfer between Eric Semple and Travis Welpott, with heavy contact at the stripe, Semple's car vaulted the wheels on Welpott, and jumped forward enough to steal the position.  Welpott made hard cantact with the front stretch wall and Semple wound up on top of the inside guardrail.


In the main event, points leader Bill Rose started outside front row and blitzed out to an early lead.  A few laps into the event and Cody Gardner from Milford, Ohio tracked down Rose and took the lead in turn 1 and 2.  Gardner, in search of his first ever sprint car main event win, appeared to be the car to beat as he opened a moderate gap on the field.


Three cautions slowed the event.  The first on lap 9 when Matt Cooley made heavy contact with the front stretch wall ending his night.  On the restart, it was Gardner, Rose and Westfall already from 10th to 3rd with Carmen Perigo and track favorite Kory Crabtree rounding out the top 5.


Back under Green, Gardner continued to lead as Westfall slipped past Rose for the runner-up spot.  A lap 11 caution for a spin, put Westfall right on the rear bumper of Gardner's Appco Racing 9G.  He wasted little time on the restart and took command, never to be headed, despite one late race caution that set up a 2 lap shootout.


At the finish it was Westfall and Gardner with Paul Dues charging from 14th to 3rd to take the final podium spot.  Crabtree and Rose completed the top 5.  The balance of the top 10 included Michael Fischesser, Carmen Perigo, Mike Miller, Kyle Simon and Brandon Whited.


Tonight, the BOSS tour heads up to Waynesfield Raceway Park for the Jack Hewitt Classic paying $3,000 to win.  Make plans to join us there!  The last 2 BOSS features at Waynesfield have seen last lap passes for the wins!  The last 3 BOSS tour winners have started from the 14th, 9th and 10th starting spots!  


For more information on tonight's events, please go to www.waynesfieldmotorsportspark.com

 

 

Ty Tilton From 9th to 1st for First BOSS WIN


For the eighth time since 2012, the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series touring stars took on the Monster Half Mile at the Miley family's Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Motor Speedway.  And for the eighth time, a new face graced victory lane.  Last night, it was Lima, Ohio pilot, Ty Tilton, who picked up his first ever BOSS sprint car win.  After making the redraw he then drew the worst pill in the bucket. Tilton started 9th and methodically worked his way to the front in the Performance Powder Coating, Tilton Trucking, Schaeffer's Oil, Benic Enterprises, Claxton Engines, Wide Open Graphics, Lee's Chicken of Lima #42.  


The evening began with 21 cars signed in for racing action.  The field was divided into three heat races with the top 3 finishers advancing to the redraw.  TCB Speed heat race #1 was won by Kory Crabtree who charged from 5th to run the high side to a convincing win.  Hoosier Tire / American Racer Tire heat race #2 was won in equally dominating fashion by Cody Gardner who started from 4th.  Gardner had set the fastest times of the night during hot laps and again in heat race action.  All Pro Cylinder Heads heat race #3 found yet another convincing win, this time by current tour point leader, Bill Rose, who started 2nd and checked out for his win.


Following 3 heat races with convincing winners, certainly some fans may have thought the main event could be a snoozer.  They could not have been more wrong.  Twenty-one of the bravest in the country roared to the starters green flag, and immediately cars were 3 and 4 wide.  Slide jobs on the monster half mile at PPMS are sliders that last 100 or more yards!  There were "hold your breath moments" almost every lap!


The initial start saw tour regular, Bob McMillin, get upside down in turn 3.  He climbed from the car and walked away, but the race required a complete restart.  Outside pole sitter, Bill Rose, immediately took command and opened a moderate lead.  Within a lap, polesitter Cole Ketcham tucked into the runnerup spot with Cody Gardner in 3rd.


Ketcham kept pace with Rose as Gardner closed to battle for the runner-up spot.  On lap 10, Gardner was able to make the move around Ketcham, and set sail for the leader.  Two laps later, Ketcham caught the fence in turn 1, taking a nasty flip, but climbing from his #41 unhurt.  


Back under green, Rose continued to show the way with Cody Gardner now slowly closing the gap.  But as fans focused on the race for the lead, Ty Tilton was on a mission a lane lower than the front 2 cars.  As Gardner finally got the run on Rose for the lead, Tilton made it three wide off turn 4 and stole the lead at the line.  


As the final laps wound down, Tilton pulled away to a dozen car length lead with Gardner riding the rim in second and Rose back to third.  Kory Crabtree, who had started 6th, got rolling well late and got to fourth place at the line.  Local wing driver Brandon Matus charged from 11th to complete the top 5.  Paul Dues earned the Bridge Restaurant "Hard Charger" award by starting 16th and getting to 6th.  Carmen Perigo, Matt Cooley, Jeremy Kornbau, and Joe Liguori completed the top 10.


Next up for BOSS is a 2 day weekend this Friday and Saturday, August 3rd and 4th.  Friday is the Open Wheel Championship at Atomic Speedway paying $2,000 to win.  The Saturday show is the Jack Hewitt Classic at Waynesfield Raceway Park paying $3,000 to win.  Both venues have been the site of absolutely epic finishes including last year's Hewitt Classic when Drew Rader slipped past USAC champ Dave Darland to win by about 6 inches!  Watch for details on both shows in the coming days.

 


Pittsburgh PA Motor Speedway
Saturday, July 28, 2018

Race #13 of 19


TCB Speed - Heat #1 (8 Laps / All Transfer / Top 3 to Redraw)

  1. 77-Kory Crabtree[5] ;  2. 41-Cole Ketcham[4] ;  3. 21-Carmen Perigo[6] ;  4. 91x-Aaron Middaugh[3] ;  5. 82-Mike Miller[7] ;  6. 87-Paul Dues[1] ;  7. 23-Gerald Hairhogger[2]

Hoosier Race Tire / American Racer Tire - Heat #2 (8 Laps / All Transfer / Top 3 to Redraw)

  1. 9G-Cody Gardner[4] ;  2. 27K-Jeremy Kornbau[1] ;  3. 42-Ty Tilton[3] ;  4. 13-Brandon Matus[6] ;  5. 320-George Willard[2] ;  6. 5-Bob McMillin[7] ;  7. 3-Joe Butera[5]

All Pro Cylinder Heads - Heat #3 (8 Laps / All Transfer / Top 3 to Redraw)

  1. 6-Bill Rose[2] ;  2. 44-Joe Liguori[4] ;  3. 19-Matt Cooley[3] ;  4. 33-Brent Matus[1] ;  5. 86-Rick Holley[7] ;  6. 53-Steve Little[5] ;  7. 31-Buddy Lowther[6]

BOSS Main Event (25 Laps)

  1. 42-Ty Tilton[9] ;  2. 9G-Cody Gardner[5] ;  3. 6-Bill Rose[2] ;  4. 77-Kory Crabtree[6] ;  5. 13-Brandon Matus[11] ;  6. 87-Paul Dues[16] ;  7. 21-Carmen Perigo[7] ;  8. 19-Matt Cooley[8] ;  9. 27K-Jeremy Kornbau[3] ;  10. 44-Joe Liguori[4] ;  11. 82-Mike Miller[13] ;  12. 53-Steve Little[18] ;  13. 320-George Willard[14] ;  14. 86-Rick Holley[15] ;  15. 33-Brent Matus[12] ;  16. 3-Joe Butera[20] ;  17. 31-Buddy Lowther[21] ;  18. 41-Cole Ketcham[1] ;  19. 91x-Aaron Middaugh[10] ;  20. 23-Gerald Hairhogger[19] ;  21. 5-Bob McMillin[17]

Bonus Award Winners:


Hoosier Tire Bonus (Free Tire) - Ty Tilton


American Racer Bonus (Free Tire) - Kory Crabtree


The Bridge Restaurant - Hard Charger ($50) - Paul Dues +10


Cowen Truck Line - Steel Block Bonus ($50) - Rick Holley


J & F Construction - Hard Luck Award ($50) - Bob McMillin


All Star Performance - Sweet Move Award ($50 Certificate) - Ty Tilton


Apple Metal Polishing - Lucky Pill Draw ($50) - Rick Holley


Horne Performance - Perseverance Award ($50) - Carmen Perigo

 

 

BOSS Heads For The Monster Half Mile


After a 2 week hiatus, the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series is set to return to action in a big way.  The Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Motor Speedway has hosted the tour sice its inception and always seems to produce great racing.  One of the few TRUE half miles in the midwest, PPMS measures a half mile along the inside groove and is between 80 and 90 feet wide around the track.


In the 7 previous events held under the BOSS banner, 7 different drivers have graced victory lane.  That list includes Andre Layfield, Jack Sodeman Jr, Tony Beaber, Kirk Jeffries, Kody Swanson, Dustin Smith and last year's winner Mike Miller.  Could we see and 8th different winner this weekend?


Bill Rose of Plainfield, Indiana will lead the BOSS touring stars into battle as the current points leader.  Ty Tilton of Lima, Ohio holds a slim advantage over Matt Cooley of Greenville, Ohio for the runner-up spot.  Joe Liguori of Tampa, Florida holds the fourth spot with Mike Miller of Wapakoneta, Ohio rounding out the top 5.  Sixth through tenth include Paul Dues, Cody Gardner, Chad Wilson, Bob McMillin and Kory Crabtree.  The balance of the top 15 is made up with Cole Ketcham, Steve Little, Buddy Lowther, Ted Hines and Lee Underwood.


Joining the BOSS traditional wingless sprints will be the RUSH crate late models and Pro Stocks who will both be running double features.  The Hobby Stocks, Young Guns and Open Four's will also be on the card.  


Pit gates will officially open at 4 pm, with grandstands at 5.  Hot laps will be at 6 pm with racing following at 7.  Adult general admission is $20, with seniors at $19.  Students between the ages of 13-16 are $10, kids 6-12 are $5 and kids 5 and under are free.  Pit passes are $40 with children 5 and under allowed in the pits for $15.


This event will pay $1,500 to win and $300 to start for all teams with $325 to start for the top 15 in points going into the event.   No mufflers are required at PPMS.  As always, the tire rule is open and there is no weight rule or engine rule.  Any and all full size sprint cars are welcome with BOSS and there are never any registration or entry fees with the last true outlaws.


If you or your friends and family can't make it to the race, don't forget, ETC Sports and the ISC Sports Network will once again offer a live Pay Per View broadcast of the entire event for $19.99.  All of the racing action from every class will be featured live.  Watch for the link to be posted on the BOSS website, Facebook and twitter on race day!


As always, BOSS thanks our many fine sponsors for helping make this tour possible!


In addition to the standard purse, heat race payouts and eight bonus awards are up for grabs courtesy of the following:


Heat #1 - TCB Speed ; Noblesville, IN

Heat #2 - Lias Tire / American Racer ; Indiana, PA

Heat #3 - Hoosier Racing Tires ; Lakeville, IN

Heat #4 - All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads ; Johnstown, OH

B-Main - Pate Manufacturing ; Hamilton, OH


Bonus Awards:

Hard Charger $50 - The Bridge Restaurant ; Sidney, OH

Hard Luck $50 - J & F Construction ; Bucyrus, OH

Steel Block $50 - Cowen truck Line ; Perrysville, OH

Perseverance $50 - Horne Performance ; Springfield, OH

Lucky Pill Draw $50 - Apple Metal Polishing ; Eldorodo, OH

Sweet Move $50 certificate - All Star Performance ; Watervliet, MI

Hoosier Bonus free tire - Hoosier Racing Tires ; Lakeville, IN

American Racer free Tire - American Racer Tires ; Indiana, PA


Thanks to our additional sponsors:

Cooley Cabinets ; Greenville, OH

Keizer Aluminum Wheels ; Orange City, IA

Saldana Racing Products ; Brownsburg, IN

McMillin Apiaries ; Wampum, PA

Superior Tank ; Beach City, OH

Griff's Racing Engines ; Sandusky, OH

Superior Bearing & Supply ; Bradenton, FL

The Blue Room ; Kirby, OH

Hawkins Speed Shop ; Richmond, IN

 

 

Westfall Sweeps Route 44/Waynesfield BOSS Double


Matt Westfall from Ludlow Falls, Ohio claimed both nights of the BOSS border battle driving the Ray Marshall Motorsports 33M.  Friday night at Route 44 Speedway in Liberty, Indiana, he started from the 7th spot.  The next night, Matt would double that charge with a run from the 14th starting position to win the "Dick Spencer Memorial" at Greg and Tami Shob'e Waynesfield Raceway Park!


At Route 44 Speedway, twenty-seven non wing sprint cars signed in for battle on the tricky 1/4 mile oval.  Heat race wins went to Chris Phillips, Cole Ketcham, Ty Tilton and Matt Westfall.  Heat race #2 saw Kory Crabtree take a wild ride in the Lou Gagliardi / Dom's Gulf 77 machine.  A wild backstretch flip saw Crabtree climb out okay, but done for the evening.  The B-Main event was won by Dallas Hewitt.


Matt Cooley, from the pole, grabbed the early lead.  Working lap #2, he spun to bring out the first caution flag.  With a reworked race track from last week, the track crew struggled to keep enough moisture in the track.  A red flag was displayed to water the track out of safety concerns for the competitors.


With one lap in the books, the race was resumed and 2014 title winner Mike Miller showed the way through lap 5.  As the freshly watered track began to change, Michael Fischesser was able to make the top groove work to perfection as he rolled to the lead on lap 6.  From that point on, it appeared he was headed for his first tour victory.  However, working lapped traffic on lap 19, Fischesser wound up making hard contact with the turn 3 wall, eliminating him from the event.


Matt Westfall then inherited the lead and led the remaining laps, but not without some excitement.  He, along with a few other cars, ran so high in turns 3 and 4, multiple cars climbed the wall with the right side tires, but managed to motor on.  At the strip, the top 10 were Westfall, Garrett Abrams, Chris Phillips, Scotty Weir, Brandon Whited, Carmen Perigo, Ty Tilton, Joe Liguori, Travis Welpott and J.J. Hughes.


On Saturday, thirty-four cars signed in for competition.  The four heat races were claimed by Landon Simon, Luke Hall, Mike Miller and Drew Rader.  Steve Little took a violent ride in turn 3 and 4 during heat #1, but emerged unhurt.  The twin B-Main events were won by Cole Ketcham and Scotty Weir.


The 25 lap "Dick Spencer Memorial" was paced early by polesitter Landon Simon who appeared to be on his way to an easy victory. The race's only red flag flew when Paul Dues got together with Mike Miller and flipped into turn #1.  Dues' luck has been terrible as of late, but thankfully, he too emerged unhurt.


With the green back out and Simon still showing the way, it was Luke Hall taking aim at the top spot reeling in the leader.  But back in the pack, on the move from 14th starting spot, was Westfall.  Hall got to Simon first and the pair traded slide jobs, then entered heavy lapped traffic.  The high speed chess match was on, slicing and dicing on the ragged edge.  But the battle and the traffic allowed Westfall to close on the lead duo.  With the white flag in the air, the trio was almost 3 wide for the lead into turn one.  Westfall made just enough contact with Simon to send him around, bringing out the caution.


With scoring reverted to the last time across the line, Luke Hall now found himself the race leader with Westfall in second and a one lap shootout for the win.  The final lap was a titanic throwdown in which Westfall managed to steal the win with a last corner pass, taking the Marshall 33M to its second win in as many nights, among a mixed crowd reaction of cheers and jeers.


Following Westfall and Hall at the line were Steve Iriwn, Cody Gardner, and Dustin Ingle completing the top 5.  The rest of the top 10 included Bill Rose, Drew Rader, Ty Tilton, Matt Cooley and Scotty Weir.


Complete results from both nights will be on the website soon.


Next up for BOSS is a visit to the MONSTER true half mile at Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway on Saturday, July 28th.  The largest and widest track on the tour, it always produces some great racing.   


BOSS wishes to extend a huge THANK YOU to both race tracks and their staffs for a great job.  And to our many fine sponsors who make the tour what it is!


 

Heat #1 - TCB Speed ; Noblesville, IN

Heat #2 - Lias Tire / American Racer ; Indiana, PA

Heat #3 - Hoosier Racing Tires ; Lakeville, IN

Heat #4 - All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads ; Johnstown, OH

Heat #5 - Pate Manufacturing ; Hamilton, OH

B-Main - Hawkins Speed Shop ; Richmond, IN


Bonus Awards:

Hard Charger $50 - The Bridge Restaurant ; Sidney, OH

Hard Luck $50 - J & F Construction ; Bucyrus, OH

Steel Block $50 - Cowen truck Line ; Perrysville, OH

Perseverance $50 - Horne Performance ; Springfield, OH

Lucky Pill Draw $50 - Apple Metal Polishing ; Eldorodo, OH

Sweet Move $50 certificate - All Star Performance ; Watervliet, MI

Hoosier Bonus free tire - Hoosier Racing Tires ; Lakeville, IN

American Racer free Tire - American Racer Tires ; Indiana, PA


Thanks to our additional sponsors:

Cooley Cabinets ; Greenville, OH

Keizer Aluminum Wheels ; Orange City, IA

Saldana Racing Products ; Brownsburg, IN

McMillin Apiaries ; Wampum, PA

Superior Tank ; Beach City, OH

Griff's Racing Engines ; Sandusky, OH

Superior Bearing & Supply ; Bradenton, FL

The Blue Room Restaurant ; Kirby, OH

 

BOSS Border Battle Route 44 / Waynesfield


The Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series heads into the middle of the schedule with a big doubleheader weekend ahead.  Route 44 Speedway in Liberty, Indiana will host the tour Friday night, July 6th.  Teams will then cross the state line to compete in the "Dick Spencer Memorial" at Waynesfield Raceway Park on Saturday, July 7th.


Opened in 1970, the Route 44 Speedway was formerly known as Whitewater Valley Speedway.  The quarter mile dirt oval also went by the name Union County Speedway at one time.  One year ago, Shawn Crouch took the helm of the speedway, renaming it Route 44 Speedway.  The track has held 2 tour events.  Logan Hupp defeated USAC star Kevin Thomas Jr in a slide job battle for the ages in 2014.  One year ago, Shane Cottle won in the Paul Hazen 57.  Both shows had the same car count of 35 non wing sprints.


Saturday, the tour will hit Waynesfield Raceway Park for the 8th time in history.  Opened in 2000 as a 1/5 mile oval, the quarter mile track was added in 2003.  Currently, the only weekly home of traditional non wing sprint car action, WRP has been a staple of the BOSS schedule hosting events every season back to 2012.  The previous 7 sanctioned events have had an average car count of 39.7 cars.  Amazingly, 7 different winners have graced victory lane in as many events.  Thomas Meseraull, Luke Hall, Matt Westfall, Dallas Hewitt, Kody Swanson, Justin Owen and Drew Rader have all taken checkered flags against stacked fields of race cars!


Bill Rose of Plainfield, Indiana will bring the tour travelers into the weekend with the point lead.  Paul Dues of Minster, Ohio sits in the #2 spot after picking up his first ever series win in Kentucky.  Greenville Gasser, Matt Cooley, sits in the third spot with Joe Liguori and Ty Tilton rounding out the top 5.


At Route 44 Speedway, pit gates will open at 4 with grandstands open at 5 pm.  Hot laps will be at 7 pm with racing at 8.  General admission will be $15 with students, seniors, and veterans admitted for $13.  (High school and college students must show school ID).  Children 8 and under are free in general admission.  Pit passes will be $30.  


Saturday at Waynesfield, pit gates also open at 4 with grandstands at 5.  Hot laps will begin at 6 with racing action at 7 pm.  General admission is $15 with children 11-15 just $6 while 10 and under are free.  pit passes are $30.  We will be using the yellow transponders and Waynesfield.  Teams who do not have them will be able to rent them for $10 from the track.


Both events will feature the standard BOSS purse of $1500 to win and $250 to start with $100 guaranteed tow money to any team who fails to start the main event.  There are no fees to race on this tour.  These are true "outlaw" sprint cars with no weight rule and an "open" tire rule.  


This weekend's official host hotel is the Howard Johnson Hotel in Lima, Ohio.


For more information on these events, visit the track websites at www.route44speedway.com and www.waynesfieldmotorsportspark.com

The TCB Speed parts truck will also be on hand to service all your sprint car needs.  


In addition to the standard purse, heat race payouts and eight bonus awards are up for grabs courtesy of the following:


Heat #1 - TCB Speed ; Noblesville, IN

Heat #2 - Lias Tire / American Racer ; Indiana, PA

Heat #3 - Hoosier Racing Tires ; Lakeville, IN

Heat #4 - All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads ; Johnstown, OH

Heat #5 - Pate Manufacturing ; Hamilton, OH

B-Main - Hawkins Speed Shop ; Richmond, IN


Bonus Awards:

Hard Charger $50 - The Bridge Restaurant ; Sidney, OH

Hard Luck $50 - J & F Construction ; Bucyrus, OH

Steel Block $50 - Cowen truck Line ; Perrysville, OH

Perseverance $50 - Horne Performance ; Springfield, OH

Lucky Pill Draw $50 - Apple Metal Polishing ; Eldorodo, OH

Sweet Move $50 certificate - All Star Performance ; Watervliet, MI

Hoosier Bonus free tire - Hoosier Racing Tires ; Lakeville, IN

American Racer free Tire - American Racer Tires ; Indiana, PA


Thanks to our additional sponsors:

Cooley Cabinets ; Greenville, OH

Keizer Aluminum Wheels ; Orange City, IA

Saldana Racing Products ; Brownsburg, IN

McMillin Apiaries ; Wampum, PA

Superior Tank ; Beach City, OH

Griff's Racing Engines ; Sandusky, OH

Superior Bearing & Supply ; Bradenton, FL

The Blue Room Restaurant ; Kirby, OH







Coleman Gulick, from Binghampton, NY, and crew in victory lane after winning the Lernerville BOSS main event on July 29th.

Gulick Scores in Maiden BOSS Appearance

 

Sarver, PA (June 30, 2018) Binghamton, New York’s Coleman Gullick proved to be the class of the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series on Friday night at The Action Track as he made his way past Bill Rose and Jack Sodeman Jr. in the early portion of the 25 lap main event and never looked back en route to Terry Bowser Victory Lane.  It was his first ever appearance with the BOSS tour.

 

Gullick had to survive a series of late race restarts and an oncoming Dan Shetler who had a very strong performance in coming home second on the podium while keeping ahead of a lurking Kory Crabtree who had moved forward at a fast clip from his 17th starting spot. Crabtree and Shetler would have one final chance to overtake Gullick on a lap 23 restart where Crabtree would suffer heartbreak, cutting his tire while trying to take the second position from Shetler which brought out the final caution of the race, setting up a one lap shootout for the win where Gullick would peg the restart and soon after crossed under the checkers first, ahead of Shetler and series point leader Bill Rose.

 

2017 Buckeye Outlaw Sprint feature winner AJ Flick looked to have a great chance to repeat after a convincing heat win while redrawing the pole position for the main event. Flick bolted out to a firm early lead but would wind up tangling with the cushion in turn two with five laps in the books.

 

Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series Main Event (25 Laps)

(14G) Coleman Gullick

(7K) Dan Shetler

(6) Bill Rose

(08) Andy Feil

(42) Tyler Tilton

(21) Carmen Perigo

(19) Matt Cooley

(87) Paul Dues

(1R) Gale Ruth Jr.

(14) Chad Wilson

(76) Davey Jones

(40) George Hobaugh

(91X) Aaron Middaugh

(5) Bob McMillin

(86) Rick Holley

(41) Cole Ketcham

(77) Kory Crabtree

(23J) Jack Sodeman Jr.

(82) Mike Miller

(2) AJ Flick

(12) Ted Hines

(18) Arnie Kent- Did Not Start

 

BOSS - Precise Racing - BMain (12 Laps)- Top 6 Qualify

(77) Kory Crabtree

(12) Ted Hines

(82) Mike Miller

(5) Bob McMillin

(18) Arnie Kent

(86) Rick Holley

(53) Steve Little

(44) Joe Ligouri

(3) Joe Butera

(97) Scott Hardman

(31) Buddy Lowther

(8) Joe Sylvester

(91) Sadie Siegel

(4K) Bill Kiley

(27K) Jeremy Kornbau

(66) Mark Rossey- Did Not Start

 

BOSS - TCB SPEED - Heat 1

(14G) Coleman Gullick

(76) Davey Jones

(1R) Gale Ruth Jr.

(42) Ty Tilton

(12) Ted Hines

(66) Mark Rosey

(8) Joe Sylvester

(44) Joe Ligouri- DNF

 

BOSS - Lias Tire - Heat 2

(23J) Jack Sodeman Jr.

(87) Paul Dues

(14) Chad Wilson

(40) George Hobaugh

(5) Bob McMillin

(18) Arnie Kent

(31) Buddy Lowther

(53) Steve Little- DNF

 

BOSS - Hoosier Tire - Heat 3

(2L) AJ Flick

(08) Andy Feil

(7K) Dan Shetler

(41) Cole Ketcham

(27K) Jeremy Kornbau

(77) Kory Crabtree

(3) Joe Butera

(4K) Bill Kiley

 

BOSS - All Pro Cylinder Heads - Heat 4

(21) Carmen Perigo

(6) Bill Rose

(91X) Aaron Middaugh

(19) Matt Cooley

(7) Scott Hardman

(91) Sadie Siegel

(86) Rick Holley

(82) Mike Miller- DNF

 

Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series Sprint Cars: 32

 

Bonus Award Winners

Hard Charger - Dan Shetler +8 - $50 from The Bridge Restaurant

Lucky Pill Draw - Matt Cooley - $50 from Apple Metal Polishing

Perseverance Award - Cole Ketcham - $50 from Horne Performance

Hard Luck - Joe Liguori - $50 from J & F Construction

Steel Block - Rick Holley - $50 from Cowen Truck Line

Sweet Move - Kory Crabtree - $50 from All Star Performance

Hoosier Tire Bonus - Coleman Gulick - Free Hoosier Tire

American Racer Bonus - Carmen Perigo - Free American Racer Tire

 

BOSS Next Up:

Friday, July 6th - Route 44 Speedway ; Liberty, IN

Saturday, July 7th - Waynesfield Raceway Park ; Waynesfield, OH

 

Official Host Hotel for July 6th is the Lima, Ohio Howard Johnson hotel for $66 per night (plus tax) - ask for the BOSS racer's rate.  Phone 419-222-0004.




Lernerville Speedway Next for BOSS

The Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series is set to roll into Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania this Friday night, June 29th.  This is always one of the most exciting venues along the trail and this year's event should be no exception.

This annual stop has seen 5 different winners over the years.  Local drivers Jack Sodeman (2013) and A.J. Flick (2017) are tied with BOSS touring regulars Logan Hupp (2014) and Justin Owen (2016) making it a 2-2 tie between the locals and the outlaws.  Mother Nature claimed the 2015 event right after heat races were completed.

Several new faces are on the BOSS tour this year.  Some will be seeing Lernerville Speedway for the first time.  The versatile veteran, Bill Rose from Plainfield, Indiana is the current point leader with Tampa, Florida native, Joe Liguori, in hot pursuit.  Paul Dues of Minster, Ohio sits in the 3rd spot after scoring his first tour victory just a few weeks back in Kentucky.  2014 series champ, Mike Miller from Wapakoneta, Ohio, sits in the 4th spot while Matt Cooley and Ted Hines site tied for 5th spot.     

The balance of the top 10 in the current standings include Cody Gardner,Chad Wilson, Ty Tilton and Steve Little.  Eleven through 15 are Bob McMillin, Buddy Lowther, Joe Butera, Lee Underwood and Dustin Smith.  Fans can expect to see most of the top 15 in action Friday along with a host of local racers who have always supported the BOSS tour very well.  

Joining us this Friday night will be the RUSH wingless crate sprint cars and the winged 305 RaceSaver Sprints making it an ALL sprint car event!  General admission is just $15 with seniors  admitted for $12.  Students ages 11-17 are just $10 while kids 10 and under are FREE.  Pit passes with be $30.  Gates open at 5 pm with racing action set for 7:30.

For fans unable to attend the event in person, the ISC / ETC sports Network will once again be broadcasting a live Pay-Per-View of all 3 classes.  The cost is just $19.95 to pack your friends in the TV room to catch all the action.  Watch the BOSS facebook, twitter and website for the live link to be posted soon.

For teams competing with BOSS, as always, there are NO FEES to race in our events.  This will be the standard $1,500 to win / $250 to start purse.  Mufflers are NOT required at this show.  We will be using the red transponders courtesy of our friends at Precise Racing!  Precise will also have a full line of parts, methanol and Hoosier tires for sale.

The TCB Speed parts truck will also be on hand to service all your sprint car needs.  


In addition to the standard purse, heat race payouts and eight bonus awards are up for grabs courtesy of the following:


Heat #1 - TCB Speed ; Noblesville, IN

Heat #2 - Lias Tire / American Racer ; Indiana, PA

Heat #3 - Hoosier Racing Tires ; Lakeville, IN

Heat #4 - All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads ; Johnstown, OH


Bonus Awards:

Hard Charger $50 - The Bridge Restaurant ; Sidney, OH

Hard Luck $50 - J & F Construction ; Bucyrus, OH

Steel Block $50 - Cowen truck Line ; Perrysville, OH

Perseverance $50 - Horne Performance ; Springfield, OH

Lucky Pill Draw $50 - Apple Metal Polishing ; Eldorodo, OH

Sweet Move $50 certificate - All Star Performance ; Watervliet, MI

Hoosier Bonus free tire - Hoosier Racing Tires ; Lakeville, IN

American Racer free Tire - American Racer Tires ; Indiana, PA


Thanks to our additional sponsors:

Cooley Cabinets ; Greenville, OH

Keizer Aluminum Wheels ; Orange City, IA

Saldana Racing Products ; Brownsburg, IN

McMillin Apiaries ; Wampum, PA

Superior Tank ; Beach City, OH

Griff's Racing Engines ; Sandusky, OH

Superior Bearing & Supply ; Bradenton, FL

The Blue Room Restaurant ; Kirby, OH




Hall Nips Gunn at Wire in Another Fantastic BOSS Finish

By Brian Liskai
 

FREMONT, Ohio - Luke Hall passed Tyler Gunn in the last corner of the last lap to score his first career win at Fremont Speedway Saturday, June 16 in the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) on Fort Ball Pizza Palace Night. Hall, from Bradford, Ohio, overcame a one and half second lead the last four laps after coming from his ninth starting spot in the 25-lap A-main. After taking the white flag he threw a slider at Gunn in turns one and two but Gunn cut back under to maintain the lead down the back stretch. Hall blasted under Gunn entering turn three and slid up in front as Gunn tried to turn back under but Hall won the drag race to the checkers. "I know he (Gunn) is a hometown guy and I wasn't trying to crash him by any means but we came here to win, not run second. I definitely didn't want to tear his stuff up and he came by me afterwards and I'm glad that didn't happen. That's just hard racing for the win. I'm worn out as all get out. You just have to want it a little bit more and throw it in there a little bit harder. Jack Hewitt helped me get started and when they took that ledge off it heart my heart...that's the only thing he taught us how to run. But luckily it got a good cushion back again and it worked out in our favor," Hall said in the Engine Pro Victory Lane. "I have to thank the Nelsons, Hawk Chassis, Site X, Bierly Well Drilling, Quest Credit Union and JABB Insulation." In the 25 lap BOSS A-main Dallas Hewitt and Lee Underwood brought the field to green with Hewitt gaining the advance over Ty Tilton, Underwood, Andy Feil, Dustin Ingle, Mike Miller, Gunn and Joe Liguori. The first caution flew with three laps scored for a spin by Paul Dues and Matt Cooley. All eyes were on Little 500 winner Kody Swanson who had worked his way from 12th to fifth in just three laps. When the green reappeared Hewitt continued to lead as Gunn blasted into second while Tilton tried to hold off Underwood and Swanson for third. Hall got up on the wheel and powered from sixth to third in three laps and challenged Gunn for second by lap 10. Both Gunn and Hall moved to within striking distance of Hewitt at the half-way point with Gunn taking over the top spot on lap 14. Hall drove into second on lap 16 just before the caution flew for Dues with nine laps to go. Following a caution on lap 18, Gunn got a great restart and pulled away slightly from Hall while Hewitt, Swanson and 19th starter Brian Smith were locked in an entertaining battle for third. Gunn seemed well on his way to his first non-wing sprint car win, building a 1.35 second lead with just four laps to go. Hall, however, had other plans, methodically eating into Gunn's lead. As they drove to the white, Hall was glued to Gunn's rear bumper and tried a slider into one and two. Gunn turned back under the pair went side by side into the final two turns with Hall sliding in front and nearly making contact with Gunn. Hall won the drag race to the checkers with Swanson, Underwood and Smith rounding out the top five. For more information go to www.buckeyesprints.com 

For more on Fremont Speedway, go to www.fremontohspeedway.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FremontSpeedway or on Twitterhttps://twitter.com/FremontSpeedway

 

 Fremont SpeedwayFort Ball Pizza Palace NightSaturday, June 16, 2018Starting position - [*] B.O.S.S Non-Wing TCB Speed / Heat 1 (8 Laps, top 4 to A)

1. 42-Ty Tilton[1] ; 2. 18-Dallas Hewitt[2] ; 3. 9N-Luke Hall[4] ; 4. 87-Paul Dues[8] ; 5. 91x-Aaron Middaugh[7] ; 6. 9G-Cody Gardner[5] ; 7. 8-Joe Sylvester[3] ; 8. 86-Rick Holley[6] Lias Tire / Heat 2 (8 Laps, top 4 to A)

1. 24L-Lee Underwood[2] ; 2. 82-Mike Miller[1] ; 3. 41-Cole Ketcham[3] ; 4. 12-Ted Hines[5] ; 5. 6-Bill Rose[8] ; 6. 3-Joe Butera[4] ; 7. 2+-Brian Smith[7] ; 8. 53-Steve Little[6] Hoosier Race Tires / Heat 3 (8 Laps, top 4 to A)

1. 08-Andy Feil[2] ; 2. 44-Joe Liguori[1] ; 3. 77-Kory Crabtree[3] ; 4. 74-Drew Rader[4] ; 5. 14W-Chris Wilson[5] ; 6. 97-Scott Hardman[6] ; 7. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[7] ; 8. 31L-Buddy Lowther[8] All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads / Heat 4 (8 Laps, top 4 to A)

1. 68G-Tyler Gunn[1] ; 2. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[3] ; 3. 12s-Kody Swanson[8] ; 4. 19-Matt Cooley[6] ; 5. 14-Chad Wilson[4] ; 6. 5M-Mike Moore[5] ; 7. 5-Bob McMillin[2] ; 8. 18D-Bobby Distel[7] Keizer Aluminum Racing Wheels / B-Main 1 (12 Laps, top 6 to A)

1. 6-Bill Rose[2] ; 2. 9G-Cody Gardner[5] ; 3. 2+-Brian Smith[10] ; 4. 91x-Aaron Middaugh[1] ; 5. 5M-Mike Moore[8] ; 6. 14-Chad Wilson[4] ; 7. 97-Scott Hardman[7] ; 8. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[11] ; 9. 5-Bob McMillin[12] ; 10. 3-Joe Butera[6] ; 11. 18D-Bobby Distel[16] ; 12. 8-Joe Sylvester[9] ; 13. 31L-Buddy Lowther[15] ; 14. 14W-Chris Wilson[3] ; 15. 86-Rick Holley[13] ; 16. 53-Steve Little[14] B.O.S.S / A-Main 1 (25 Laps)

1. 9N-Luke Hall[9] ; 2. 68G-Tyler Gunn[7] ; 3. 12s-Kody Swanson[12] ; 4. 24L-Lee Underwood[2] ; 5. 2+-Brian Smith[19] ; 6. 18-Dallas Hewitt[1] ; 7. 42-Ty Tilton[3] ; 8. 77-Kory Crabtree[11] ; 9. 74-Drew Rader[15] ; 10. 6-Bill Rose[17] ; 11. 44-Joe Liguori[8] ; 12. 9G-Cody Gardner[18] ; 13. 12-Ted Hines[14] ; 14. 14-Chad Wilson[22] ; 15. 82-Mike Miller[6] ; 16. 08-Andy Feil[5] ; 17. 5M-Mike Moore[21] ; 18. 19-Matt Cooley[16] ; 19. 87-Paul Dues[13] ; 20. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[4] ; 21. 41-Cole Ketcham[10] ; 22. 91x-Aaron Middaugh[20]

Bonus Awards:

Hoosier Tire Bonus (Free Tire) - Luke Hall

American Racer Tire Bonus (Free Tire) - Kody Swanson

Apple Metal Polishing "Lucky Pill Draw" $50 - Cody Gardner

Horne Performance Motorsports "Perseverance Award" $50 - Kody Swanson

The Bridge Restaurant "Hard Charger Award" $50 - Brian Smith

The J & F Construction "Hard Luck Award" $50 - Steve Little

Cowen Truck Line "Steel Block Bonus" $50 - Kody Swanson

All Star Performance "Sweet Move Award" $50 certificate - Cole Ketcham

 

 

 

BOSS Returns to Historic Fremont Speedway


This Saturday, June 16th will see the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series back at the "track that action built", Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio.  Sitting on the historic Sandusky County Fairgrounds, the scenic 1/3 mile dirt oval is rich in motorsports history dating back to the 1920's on the original half mile fair oval.  The track was shortened for automobiles and began weekly racing in 1951.


This Saturday will be "Meet the Drivers Night" for fans in attendance.  Sitting under the wooden covered grandstand is a trip back in time that every fan needs to experience!  Those who arrive early can also explore the Fremont Speedway Hall of Fame & Museum. 


For the traveling stars of the BOSS tour, only 2 of the scheduled seven events have been completed.  Mother nature has claimed a record FIVE events already.  Chase Briscoe, from Mitchell, Indiana, won the opening round at Fremont on May 5th.  The only other race completed was at Richmond Raceway in Kentucky where Paul Dues fended off the last lap heroics of Matt Cooley to score his first tour win.


Former All Star and USAC star, Bill Rose from Plainfield, Indiana, has emerged as the current points leader.  A solid fifteen drivers have committed to the tour full time.  Two time and defending titlist, Dustin Smith, finds himself second in the current standings despite losing his ride after round 1.  He piloted a car for another team on a one night basis in Kentucky.  He is currently seraching for an open seat and an opportunity to become the first 3 time champion.


Sitting in the number 3 spot, on the strength of his win in Richmond, is Minster, Ohio's Paul Dues.  Joe Liguori and Matt Cooley round out the top 5.  The balance of the top 10 includes 2014 champion Mike Miller, Ted Hines, Cody Gardner, Chad Wilson and Steve Little.


In addition to the BOSS traditional wingless sprint cars, the winged 305 sprints, dirt trucks and late models will be racing.  Gates will open at 4 pm for competitors and fans.  Racing action will begin at 7 pm.  Adult general admission is $15 withseniors just $13.   Students are $10 and kids 10 and under are FREE in general admission.  If you can't make it to the event in person, you can watch all the racing action from all 4 classes LIVE on pay per view throught the ISC / ETC Sports Network.


For competing teams, all pit passes are $30.  Drivers meeting is scheduled for 5:30 pm.  This is a standard BOSS show with pill draw heat lineups and the standard $1,500 to win / $250 to start purse.  As always, there are no fees or memberships.  The yellow transponders will be required and they will be available for rent for just $5 from the race track.


The TCB Speed parts truck will be on hand to service all your sprint car needs.  Mufflers are NOT required for this event.


In addition to the standard purse, heat race payouts and eight bonus awards are up for grabs courtesy of the following:


Heat #1 - TCB Speed ; Noblesville, IN

Heat #2 - Lias Tire / American Racer ; Indiana, PA

Heat #3 - Hoosier Racing Tires ; Lakeville, IN

Heat #4 - All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads ; Johnstown, OH


Bonus Awards:

Hard Charger $50 - The Bridge Restaurant ; Sidney, OH

Hard Luck $50 - J & F Construction ; Bucyrus, OH

Steel Block $50 - Cowen truck Line ; Perrysville, OH

Perseverance $50 - Horne Performance ; Springfield, OH

Lucky Pill Draw $50 - Apple Metal Polishing ; Eldorodo, OH

Sweet Move $50 certificate - All Star Performance ; Watervliet, MI

Hoosier Bonus free tire - Hoosier Racing Tires ; Lakeville, IN

American Racer free Tire - American Racer Tires ; Indiana, PA


Thanks to our additional sponsors:

Cooley Cabinets ; Greenville, OH

Keizer Aluminum Wheels ; Orange City, IA

Saldana Racing Products ; Brownsburg, IN

McMillin Apiaries ; Wampum, PA

Superior Tank ; Beach City, OH

Griff's Racing Engines ; Sandusky, OH

Superior Bearing & Supply ; Bradenton, FL

The Blue Room Restaurant ; Kirby, OH

 

 

BOSS Double - Limaland / Montpelier


The Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series returns to action this weekend with a pair of events on two very historic dirt ovals.  Friday night, the Limaland Motorsports Park will play host to the traveling wingless sprint car stars.  A night later, the tour moves on, crossing the border, to invade the Montpelier Motor Speedway in Indiana.  


Veteran sprint car driver, Bill Rose from Plainfield, Indiana, now holds a slim points lead over two-time and defending champion Dustin Smith from Russiaville, Indiana.  Minster, Ohio driver, Paul Dues, scored his first ever BOSS win on May 26th at Richmond Raceway in Kentucky and he now sits 3rd in the series standings.  Joe Liguori and Matt Cooley round out the early top 5.


The 2014 tour champ, Mike Miller, holds down the number 6 spot.  Veteran racer, Ted Hines, is in the 7th slot with Cody Gardner, Chad Wilson and Steve Little completing the top 10.  


Friday's event at Limaland will see pit gates opening at 4:30 with general admission gates opening at 5:00.  Hot laps will be at 6:30 with racing at 7:30.  Adult general admission is just $12 with ages 11-15 just $6 and kids 10 and under are free.  Pit passes will be $25 for all ages.  There will be a $10 transponder rental fee.  NO mufflers are required for this event.


On Saturday at Montpelier, gates will open at 3 pm with hot laps at 5 and racing at 6:30.  Adult general admission is $20 with 12 and under free.  All Pit passes are $30 but transponder rental is included with a pit pass.  NO mufflers are required at Montpelier.


As always, there are NO fees with BOSS.  The series runs under and open tire rule and there is no weight rule.  The standard BOSS purse of $1,500 to win and $250 to start will be paid both nights with full heat race and bonus awards listed below.


If you are unable to make it out to the track, don't forget, the ISC Sports Network will carry both events on a live pay-per-view broadcast for $19.95 each night.  You can catch all the racing action from all the classes each night!


For more information, visit the BOSS website at www.buckeyesprints.com or the track websites at www.limaland.com or www.montpeliermotorspeedway.com 


BOSS Bonus Awards


Heat Races (Top 4 paid 40, 30, 20, 10)


Heat 1 - TCB Speed of Noblesville, IN

Heat 2 - Lias Tire / American Racer of Indiana, PA

Heat 3 - Hooiser Racing Tire of Lakeville, IN

Heat 4 - All Pro Cylinder Heads of Johnstown, OH


Bonus Awards

Hoosier Race Bonus (free tire) - Highest finisher on all 4 Hoosier Tires

American Racer Bonus (free tire) - Highest finisher on all 4 American Racers

Sweet Move Award ($50 Certificate) - All Star Performace race products

Hard Luck Award ($50 Bonus) - J F Construction of Bucyrus, OH

Steel Block Bonus ($50 Bonus) - Cowen Truck Line of Perrysville, OH

Perseverance Award ($50 Bonus) - Horne Performance of Springfield, OH

Hard Charger Award ($50 Bonus) - The Bridge Restaurant of Sidney, OH

Lucky Pill Draw ($50 Bonus) - Apple Metal Polishing of Eldorodo, OH

Thanks to the following sponsors for helping supply tow money and point fund money for the tour:

Cooley Cabinets
Superior Bearing &  Supply
FAST Signs
The Blue Room Restaurant
Keizer Aluminum Wheels
Saldana Racing Products
Superior Tank & Trailer
Griff's Engines

 

Dues Scores First BOSS Win at Richmond

 

For the first time in the eight seasons of BOSS competition, the touring series traveled south of the Ohio River and into the Bluegrass state.  The bullring at Richmond Raceway in Richmond, Kentucky played host to a scheduled doubleheader.

 

Saturday night, Minster, Ohio driver Paul Dues raced to his first ever tour win on an excitingly fast and tacky race track.  Dues officially led all 25 laps, but the box score would do little in describing this, one of the most exciting main events in tour history.  Greenville, Ohio driver, Matt Cooley, took the lead in turn one and two on the final lap and led down the backstretch, and the determined Dues dove back under Cooley in 3 and 4 amid lapped traffic.  The duo then raced to the line with contact and both cars on the ragged edge of control!

 

The hot and muggy Saturday show began with 22 sprint cars signed in for battle.  A brief rain shower moved through around 4 pm forcing a later than anticipated start, but provided one of the best race tracks possible.

 

Kyle Simon started 4th and tracked down and passed Justin Owen to claim the win in TCB Speed heat race one.  Unfortunately, Cole Ketcham got pinched into the wall and rolled his car in the first heat race.  In Hoosier Racing Tire heat race #2, Cody Gardner also won from the number 4 starting spot.  The All Pro Cylinder Heads third and final heat race was won from the pole by 2014 BOSS champ Mike Miller.

 

The 25 Lap main event was paced to the green flag by the front row of Paul Dues and Justin Owen with Michael Fischesser and Cody Gardner in row 2. 

 

At the drop of the green, Dues immediately took command.  Michael Fischesser rocketed to the runner-up spot and Matt Cooley was already on the charge from his 8th starting spot.

 

The first caution would fly on lap 5 when Kyle Simon spun in turn 3 and 4.  As the cars slowed, racing room was at a premium on the tight 1/4 mile bullring and Cole Ketcham rode over a wheel and flipped his back-up car, making it his second time upside down in the night.  He was okay and unanimously voted to receive the J F Construction "Hard Luck Award".

 

On the restart, Dues again pulled to the lead.  Justin Owen was able to get by his buddy Fischesser for the runner-up spot with Cooley already up to 4th and Gardner holding onto 5th.  For almost the entire race, the front 4 cars remained in a tight group.  At the halfway mark, the top 5 were Dues, Owen, Fischesser, Cooley and a hard charging Dallas Hewitt who had started 11th.

 

On lap 15, chaos struck at Richmond.  A tangle in turn one brought out the yellow flag as Cody Gardner spun, taking Mike Miller with him.  Lee Underwood stopped to avoid contact.  Meanwhile, as cars slowed down the front stretch, Dallas Hewitt made contact with Michael Fischesser and Steve Little also got a piece of the melee.  All 3 involved in the front stretch incident were eliminated and all drivers were okay.

 

As cars were pushed to restart the event, a push truck climbed the left rear tire of Dues, the race leader.  Dues was allowed to roll to the pit area where a series official was present to make sure that the only work done was replacing the broken left rear shock.  He then returned to the race, more determined than ever. 

 

Over the final 10 laps, Matt Cooley found his momentum and became the fastest car on the race track getting by Owen for second and setting sail for the race leader.  As the laps wound down, the lead duo caught the back markers.  Both young men were hungry for their first career tour wins and once past the white flag, all their cards were thrown on the table.  Cooley was able to blast by into the lead in turn one and two and appeared headed for certain victory with less than a half lap to go.  As he cautiously worked traffic into turn 3, Dues found the magic to throw it into 3 a little harder. 

 

There was contact between the lead duo and both cars were out of shape off turn 4.  But Dues held on beating a sideways Cooley to the line with veteran racer Bill Rose making a great late race charge to run 3rd.  Justin Owen dropped to 4th and Joe Liguori ran a consistent event to round out the top 5.  The rest of the top 10 included Ty Tilton, Ted Hines, Lee Underwood, Dustin Smith and Chad Wilson.

 

In victory lane, the elated Dues gave the fans an  epic cage stand and steering wheel toss!  Although the crowd was in the hundreds, the roar of approval had the sound of ten-thousand.  For most in the general admission section, it was their first ever traditional sprint car event and the BOSS drivers gave them an epic show.

 

The Sunday show found 21 cars signed in for battle.  The first 2 heat races featured last lap passes for the wins.  Lee Underwood took TCB Speed heat race #1 and Bill Rose stole Lias Tire/American Racer heat race #2.  Mike Miller won All Pro Cylinder Heads heat #3. 

 

Previous night's runner-up, Matt Cooley, gave the Sunday fans a thrill.  While leading heat race #2, Cooley made contact with the concrete wall in turn 1 and when the front end sucked over, Cooley road the wall through turn 1 and 2, then proceeded to exit the facility going out of the park in turn 2.  Cooley was fine and made quick repairs for the main event.

 

Unfortunately, a brief rain shower passed through around 4 pm delaying the start of the main events.  With a 6 pm Sunday racing curfew and more rain approaching on the radar, Richmond Raceway did not feel the event could be completed.  All 21 race teams were paid $300 plus their heat race earnings, in lieu of running the main event, which will not be rescheduled.

 

The next BOSS events will be another weekend doubleheader.  Friday, June 8th catch the series at Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima, Ohio.  The next night, the tour will move on to Montpelier Motor Speedway in Montpelier, Indiana.

 

Richmond Raceway ; Ricmond, KY

 

Saturday, May 26th

 

Car Count:  22

 

TCB Speed of Noblesville, IN - Heat Race #1 (8 Laps, Top 3 Redraw)

 

    23s-Kyle Simon[4] ;  2. 4J-Justin Owen[1] ;  3. 87-Paul Dues[3] ;  4. 24L-Lee Underwood[5] ;  5. 3-Joe Butera[2] ;  6. 51-Dustin Smith[6] ;  7. 41-Cole Ketcham[8]

 

 

Hoosier Racing Tire of Lakeville, IN - Heat Race #2 (8 Laps, Top 3 Redraw)

 

    9G-Cody Gardner[4] ;  2. 44F-Michael Fischesser[3] ;  3. 44-Joe Liguori[2] ;  4. 18-Dallas Hewitt[6] ;  5. 42-Ty Tilton[7] ;  6. 53-Steve Little[1] ;  7. 31-Buddy Lowther[5]

 

All Pro Cylinder Heads of Johnstown, OH - Heat Race #3 (8 Laps, Top 3 Redraw)

 

    82-Mike Miller[1] ;  2. 19-Matt Cooley[4] ;  3. 77-Kory Crabtree[2] ;  4. 6-Bill Rose[3] ;  5. 96-Riley VanHise[6] ;  6. 14-Chad Wilson[7] ;  7. 5-Bob McMillin[5]

 

BOSS A-Main Event (25 Laps)

 

    87-Paul Dues[1] ;  2. 19-Matt Cooley[8] ;  3. 6-Bill Rose[12] ;  4. 4J-Justin Owen[2] ;  5. 44-Joe Liguori[5] ;  6. 42-Ty Tilton[14] ;  7. 12-Ted Hines[19] ;  8. 24L-Lee Underwood[10] ;  9. 51-Dustin Smith[16] ;  10. 14-Chad Wilson[18] ;  11. 9G-Cody Gardner[4] ;  12. 82-Mike Miller[9] ;  13. 96-Riley VanHise[15] ;  14. 31-Buddy Lowther[20] ;  15. 5-Bob McMillin[21] ;  16. 44F-Michael Fischesser[3] ;  17. 18-Dallas Hewitt[11] ;  18. 3-Joe Butera[13] ;  19. 53-Steve Little[17] ;  20. 77-Kory Crabtree[7] ;  21. 23s-Kyle Simon[6] ;  22. 41-Cole Ketcham[22]

 

Bonus Awards:

 

$50 Hard Charger Award (Bridge Restaurant ; Sidney, OH) - Ted Hines +12

$50 Lucky Pill Draw (Apple Metal Polishing ; Eldorodo, OH) - Buddy Lowther

$50 Hard Luck Award (J F Construction ; Bucyrus, OH) - Cole Ketcham

$50 Steel Block Bonus (Cowen Truck Line ; Perryville, OH) - Dustin Smith

$50 Perseverance Award (Horne Performance ; Springfield, OH) - Cole Ketcham

$50 Sweet Move Award (All Star Performnace ; Watervliet, MI) - Matt Cooley

Hoosier Race Tire Bonus (Free Tire) - Paul Dues

American Racer Tire Bonus (Free Tire) - Justin Owen

 

 

 

Richmond Raceway ; Richmond, KY

Sunday, May 27th

Car Count:  21

 

TCB Speed of Noblesville, IN - Heat Race #1 (8 Laps, Top 3 Redraw)

    24L-Lee Underwood[1] ;  2. 23s-Kyle Simon[2] ;  3. 4J-Justin Owen[5] ;  4. 77-Kory Crabtree[6] ;  5. 9G-Cody Gardner[7] ;  6. 3-Joe Butera[3] ;  7. 8-Jake Henderson[4]

 

Lias Tire/American Racer of Indiana, PA - Heat Race #2 (8 Laps, Top 3 Redraw)

    6-Bill Rose[4] ;  2. 6P-Chris Phillips[3] ;  3. 53-Steve Little[1] ;  4. 12-Ted Hines[5] ;  5. 5-Bob McMillin[7] ;  6. 31-Buddy Lowther[6] ;  7. 19-Matt Cooley[2]

 

All Pro Cylinder Heads of Jonstown, OH - Heat Race #3 (8 Laps, Top 3 Redraw)

    82-Mike Miller[3] ;  2. 42-Ty Tilton[1] ;  3. 44-Joe Liguori[2] ;  4. 87-Paul Dues[4] ;  5. 51-Dustin Smith[6] ;  6. 96-Riley VanHise[7] ;  7. 14-Chad Wilson[5]

 

BOSS A-Main Event (25 Laps)

Cancelled due to rain and curfew

 

 

 

 

BOSS Makes Inaugural Visit to the Bluegrass State May 26-27


Mother nature has scored wins in 2 of the first 3 events now for the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series.  This weekend, the tour will make history with a doubleheader weekend at Richmond Raceway in Kentucky.  This will mark the first time the series has visited the Bluegrass state and will be the first ever traditional wingless sprint car events in the track's storied 52 year history.


The USAC sprint cars ran at Richmond in 1988 but it was a winged show and Memphis, Tennessee's Mike Ward defeated Kenny Jacobs and Steve Butler to secure the win.  In 1990, the winged USAC sprint cars returned and Jack Hewitt claimed the win over Rick Hood and Tony Elliott.  A trio of USAC midget events were held here from 1991 to 1996 won by Mike Streicher, Dan Drinan and Tony Elliott.  


One year ago, the track's future was uncertain.  In stepped the new owner and promoter, Bill Lupinos, a native of New York.  Lupinos and his staff have been hard at work returning Richmond Raceway to glory and BOSS is proud to bring sprint cars back to the bad little Kentucky bullring.


On Saturday, pit gates will open at 2 pm with grandstands opening at 4 pm.  Hot laps will begin at 6 with racing at 7.  Adult general admission is $20 while kids age 6-12 is $15.  Pit Passes are $35 for all ages.  This will be a complete show for BOSS non wing sprints, and the track's regular divisions for modifieds, super stocks and 4 cylinders.


On Sunday, both gates will open at 11 am with hot laps at 1 pm.  It will again be a complete show for BOSS sprints with an abbreviated program for the other 3 classes.  Gate prices will remain the same and racing must end by 6 pm due to a city ordinance on Sunday racing.


For teams competing, as always there are no fees of any kind to run with BOSS.  These events will pay the standard BOSS purse for both programs.  Lots of heat race and bonus awards up for grabs and are posted at the bottom of this press release.


TCB Speed will have their parts trailer fully stocked with methanol, tires and parts.  The official host hotel for the weekend is the LaQuinta Inn in Richmond just off I-75 at the 421 bypass.  Phone 859-623-9121 for a reservation.  Be sure to ask for the BOSS Racer's Rate of $81 plus tax.  Rig parking will be very limited.  Teams are encouraged to leave trailers at the track.  BOSS will be providing overnight security at the track.  Both race teams and fans are encouraged to use the host hotel.  Camping at the track is free of charge.


For more information, please go to the BOSS website at www.buckeyesprints.com or visit the track site at www.richmond-raceway.net.  


Posted Bonus Awards for BOSS:


Hoosier Racing Tire Bonus (free tire) highest finisher on all 4 Hoosiers


American Racer Bonus (free tire) highest finisher on all 4 American Racers


Heat Race Pay to the top 4 finishers provided by the following:

Heat #1 - TCB Speed (Noblesville, IN)

Heat #2 - Lias Tire / American Racer (Indiana, PA)

Heat #3 - Hoosier Racing Tire (Lakeville, IN)

Heat #4 - All Pro Cylinder Heads (Johnstown, OH)


Hard Charger Bonus - $50 cash - The Bridge Restaurant (Sidney, OH)


Perseverance Award - $50 cash - Horne Performance Motorsports (Springfield, OH)


Lucky Pill Draw - $50 cash - Apple Metal Polishing (Eldorodo, OH)


Hard Luck Award - $50 cash - J F Construction (Bucyrus, OH)


Steel Block Bonus - $50 cash - Cowen Truck Line (Perrysville, OH)


Sweet Move Award - $50 certificate - All Star Performance (Watervliet, MI)


BOSS extends a special thank you to our other sponsors who help make this series special!


FAST Signs (Dayton, OH)

Superior Tank & Trailer (Beach City, OH)

The Blue Room Restaurant (Kirby, OH)

Keizer Aluminum Wheels (Orange City, IA)

Saldana Racing Products (Indianapolis, IN)

Griff's Racing Engines (Sandusky, OH)

Superior Bearing & Supply (Bradenton, FL)

Cooley Cabinets (Greenville, OH)

McMillin Apiaries (Wampum, PA)


 

 

 

BOSS Lawrenceburg Bound This Saturday


The Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series is set to make its only appearance of 2018 at the legendary Lawrenceburg Speedway this Saturday, May 19th.  This stop is one fans will not want to miss as it is always a great car count when the Kelsey Chevrolet Sprint Cars defend their home turf from the traveling invaders.  One year ago, this event drew 41 entries before a thunderstorm washed out the night following 5 excellent heat races!


After mother nature claimed the season opener, NASCAR XFinity driver, Chase Briscoe won round #2 at Fremont Speedway.  Defending series champion, Dustin Smith, led most of the event before climbing an infield tire, bicycling, and falling to 3rd.  He virtually leads the early points as the highest current full time driver in the standings.  Bill Rose, Carmen Perigo and Mike Miller also had top 10 finishes at Fremont and come into Lawrenceburg as the closest challengers to Smith.


In all, 17 teams have signed in with plans to chase the 2018 tour title.  Other drivers on the circuit include Chad Wilson, Steve Little, Paul Dues, Cody Gardner, Matt Cooley, Buddy Lowther, Bob McMillin, Joe Liguori, Cole Ketcham, Kirk Jeffries, Kyle May, Ted Hines and Ty Tilton.  With the Lawrenceburg Speedway regulars mixed in, this is sure to be one of the best fields of the season.


The standard BOSS purse of $1,500 to win and $250 to start is on the line.  As always, a plethora of bonus awards are on the table.  The tour's open tire rule is supported by both sprint car tire manufacturers and a free tire will be awarded to the highest feature finisher on all 4 of each brand.


Heat race cash is provided by 4 heat race sponsors in the amounts of $40, $30, $20 and $10 to the top 4 in each heat.  This money is provided by TCB Speed (the official BOSS parts supplier), Lias Tire / American Racer, Hoosier Racing Tire, and All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads and owner Bob Williams.


Other $50 cash bonus awards include the Apple Metal Polishing "Lucky Pill Draw", the Bridge Restaurant "Hard Charger Award", the Horne Performance Racing "Perseverance Award", the Cowen Truck Line "Steel Block Bonus", the J.F. Construction "Hard Luck Award", and finally, a $50 gift certificate from All Star Performance Products to the "Sweet Move of the Night".


Saturday's pit gates will open at 4 pm while general admission gates open at 5 pm.  Hot Laps will begin at 6 with racing action at 7.  Adult general admission is $17 while children age 7-12 are just $7 and kids 6 and under are free of charge.  Pit passes for all ages are $30.


For competing teams, there are no fees to race with the series.  Transponders are generously provided by Lawrenceburg Speedway free of charge.  For this event, MUFFLERS ARE REQUIRED!  


We look forward to seeing everyone this Saturday!


A special thanks goes out to our other sponsors who help make this series possible including:  FAST Signs, Superior Bearing Supply, The Blue Room Restaurant, Griff's Engines, Keizer Wheels, Saldana Tanks & Bladders, Cooley Cabinets and Superior Tank & Trailer.  

 

 

 

Wimmer Wins Inaugural BOSS Winged Event


A beautiful May Saturday greeted fans and teams for the inaugural winged sprint car event for the Buckeye Outlaw Series at Atomic Speedway last night.  A solid field of 26 teams signed in despite travel concerns over potential storms.  Brandon Wimmer, aboard the John Shewbrooks owned car number 79A took command on lap 16 of the 25 lap main event and sailed into the history books with the victory.


Cody Gardner and Nate Dussel brought the main event to the green flag.  It was 5th starting Cale Thomas who wasted little time in getting to the point and putting distance on the field.  Wimmer, who started from 4th, was quickly into the runnerup spot.  Polesitter Cody Gardner looped it out in turn 3 bringing out the first of 3 cautions.


Back under Green, Thomas continued to lead.  By the middle stages of the race, lapped traffic played a major role.  Cars were dicing side by side and sometimes 3 wide as the leaders approached.  


Two more cautions would slow the race on lap 13.  First, quick qualifier Danny Smith got high off the track in turn 2 and spun to a stop.  Before the next lap could be completed, a minor incident in turn 3 collected Nate Reeser and Lance Webb.


With the green flag displayed for the final time, it appeared Cale Thomas was well on his way to victory, but the tricky turn 2 saw Thomas slide up and off the backstretch, allowing Wimmer to close the gap and dive under Thomas in turn 3 working lap 16.


Once to the lead, he was never contested.  Behind him, the drama continued to unfold as Thomas again slid off turn 2, losing a few spots.  Bryan Nuckles and Ronnie Blair ran solid races to slide into the 2nd and 3rd spots at the finish, with Thomas recovering for 4th and Danny Smith, back from the tail, rounded out the top 5.


BOSS returns to action next Saturday, May 19th when the traditional non wing stars hit the high banks of Lawrenceburg Speedway.  The next winged sprint car event is currently slated for the Montpelier Motor Speedway on August 18th.  


Complete Summary

BOSS Winged Sprint Cars

Sat. 5/12/18


Group 1 Qualifying:  1. A79 Brandon Wimmer-12.783,  2. 59 Bryan Nuckles-12.831,  3. 9G Cody Gardner-13.084,  4. 9W Lance Webb-13.752,  5. 60 Keith Crabtree-14.277,  6. 4xs Cale Stinson-14.445,  7. 4x Bradley Ashford-14.976,  8. 99 Ryan Myers- NT,  9. 27 Cody Gallogly- NT


Group 2 Qualifying:  1. 7k Cale Conley-12.720,  2. 78 Todd Kane-12.781,  3. 35 Ronnie Blair-13.317,  4. 2 Ricky Peterson-13.537,  5. 08 Brandon Conkle-13.820,  6. 42-Ty Tilton-14.087,  7. 9J Bob Tucker-14.326,  8. 8up Jay Dunaway-14.431,  9. 59J Kirk Jeffries-14.504


Group 3 Qualifying:  1. 4 Danny Smith-12.504,  2. 91 Cale Thomas-12.658,  3. 1 Nate Dussel-13.073,  4. 83x Nate Reeser-13.641,  5. 4D Josh Davis-13.654,  6. 40 Mark Imler-14.026,  7. x4x Eddie Slone-14.087,  8. 7 Shawn Valenti-14.482


Heat Race #1 (8 Laps, Top 5 Transfer):  1. A79 Brandon Wimmer[6],  2. 4xs Cale Stinson[1] ,  3. 59 Bryan Nuckles[5],  4. 9W Lance Webb[3],  5. 9G Cody Gardner[4],  6. 60 Keith Crabtree[2],  7. Bradley Ashford[7]


Heat Race #2 (8 Laps, Top 5 Transfer):  1. 08 Brandon Conkle[2],  2. 2 Ricky Peterson[3],  3. 35 Ronnie Blair[4],  4. 9J Bob Tucker[7],  5. 59J Kirk Jeffries[9],  6. 42 Ty Tilton[1],  7. 78 Todd Kane[5],  8. 7k Cale Conley[6],  9. Jay Dunaway[8]


Heat Race #3 (8 Laps, Top 5 Transfer):  1.  1 Nate Dussel[4],  2. 4 Danny Smith[6],  3. 4D Josh Davis[2],  4. 91 Cale Thomas[5],  5. 83x Nate Reeser[3],  6. 7 Shawn Valenti[8],  7. Eddie Slone[7],  8. 40 Mark Imler[1]


B-Main:  Cancelled after 4 of the 26 cars scratched after heats


A-Main (25 Laps, Inversion of 6 fastest qualifiers):  1.  A79 Brandon Wimmer[4],  2. 59 Bryan Nuckles[3],  3. 35 Ronnie Blair[7],  4. 91 Cale Thomas[5],  5. Danny Smith[6],  6. Nate Dussel[2],  7. 08 Brandon Conkle[12],  8. x4x Eddie Slone[20],  9. 9J Bob Tucker[13],  10. 4xs Cale Stinson[14],  11. 59J Kirk Jeffries[15],  12. 42 Ty Tilton[19],  13. 40 Mark Imler[18],  14. 4x Bradley Ashford[24],  15. 7 Shawn Valenti[23],  16. 8up Jay Dunaway[22],  17. Nate Reeser[9],  18. 2 Ricky Peterson[8],  19. 9W Lance Webb[11],  20. 9G Cody Gardner[1],  21. 60 Keith Crabtree[21],  22. 4D Josh Davis[10],  DNS:  7k Cale Conley, 78 Todd Kane, 99 Ryan Myers, 27 Cody Gallogly

 





BOSS First Ever Winged Event Saturday at Atomic

A new era is set to begin this Saturday, May 12th when BOSS rolls into Atomic Speedway just south of Chillicothe, Ohio.  The traveling tour began in 2011 on the same highbanks of what was then known as K-C Raceway.  For the last seven seasons, the growth was phenomenal and the most common question was, "when will you do some wing races?"  

It has been 7 years in the making, but the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series is set to debut with what very well may be THE most exciting format in the winged sprint car world.  Only select events will happen in 2018, and a full tour is on tap in 2019.  We are very proud to make yet another tour debut at Atomic Speedway.

This Saturday will be special, not only or the inaugural winged event, it is also a celebration of the 65th anniversary of the premiere southern Ohio dirt track!  Special activities are planned and many race cars will be on display on the midway before the races.

For competing teams, there are NEVER any membership or entry fees with BOSS.  We will be enforcing a 1400 pound minimum weight rule with the driver after the race.  Top 3 in the main event will report to the scales.  Wings must be flat tops with a maximum 2" wickerbill.  Hoosier Tires are the official tire and the right rear only must be the national H series tires.  The HR15 is also legal in BOSS.  The left rear and front tires are open to any Hoosier brand race tire.   We will be using the yellow transponders and if you do not own one, they will be available for rent at the track for $15.  Pit gates will open at 3 pm.  

Saturday's payout will have $65 added to the standard BOSS winged purse as the winner will be racing for $3,065 to win.  Here is a complete breakdown of the main event payout:  3065, 1500, 1000, 700, 600, 550, 500, 475, 450, 425, 400, 380, 360, 340, 320, 300, 300, 300, 300, 300.  As with ALL BOSS events, any car competing in the evening who fails to start the main event will get $100 tow money.  As we have done for 7 years, payout for the A-Main will be by Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series checks.

The debut of the newest wing sprint car racing promises to bring what MAY be the most exciting format in the business.  Cars will draw into hot lap / heat race groups and will group qualify.  Heat races will invert one more car than what will transfer to the main event.  This will create a "musical chairs" type situation where the front 5 cars will be battling for 4 transfer spots with the fastest qualifier starting 5th!

Cars that transfer through their heat race will earn their fastest qualifying lap time back for the main event.  Non transfer cars will run a B-Main event which lines up based on heat race finishes.  In the B-Main, 4 or 5 cars may transfer (depending on number of heats) but the winner ONLY will also get his time back.  Balance of the transfers will start from the tail of the A.  This will put a great emphasis on WINNING the B-Main and NOT just transferring.

Once the A-Main provisional lineup is set, the night's fastest qualifier (who transferred through the heats) will pull a pill of  0, 4, 6 or 8 for the A-Main inversion.  The only cars eligible for the inversion MUST have transferred out of their heats.  The best the B-Main winner can start from (even if he was fast time) is the first car BEHIND the inversion.  If the "zero" is pulled and the fastest qualifier of the night WON the B-Main, he will start from the pole position.

Any format questions can be directed to sprinter14@hotmail.com.

For fans, in addition to the BOSS winged sprint car debut, you can also catch the late models, modifieds and sport mods on the same card.  Gates will open at 4 pm.  A special happy hour will be from 4-6 pm with $1.00 hot dogs and $1.50 Budweiser!  It will be a great way to stroll the midway on a forecasted beautiful day!

General admission for this special event is a very modest $15 with seniors and veterans admitted for $12.  Kids 12 and under are free.  Pit passes are $30 for adults and kids age 6-12 are admitted into the pits for just $20.  For this special 65th anniversary, any fans born in 1953 will be admitted for just $10!

Please make plans to join us as history is made and the all new BOSS winged sprint series takes flight!  For those unable to attend in person Saturday, watch for an announcement tomorrow night.  ISC Sports Network will once again offer a live pay-per-view broadcast of the entire event including the late models, modifieds and sport mods!

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Briscoe Bags BOSS Bucks at Fremont
 
The 2018 season got underway last night for the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series with 28 cars on hand.  NASCAR XFinity Series driver, Chase Briscoe from Mitchell, Indiana, held off a determined Thomas Meseraull in the closing laps to score his first ever win with the tour.

In the 25 lap feature defending series champion Dustin Smith looked to have things well in control leading the first 19 laps. But he had to check up in heavy lapped traffic and Briscoe and Meseraull to pounce. Following a caution with four laps to go Meseraull drove to Briscoe's outside to take the lead but before the lap could be completed another caution flew handing the lead back to Briscoe. Briscoe did not waste the opportunity and held off  Meseraull the final three laps to score the close win, his first ever at Fremont Speedway.
 
Dustin Smith and Steve Little brought the non-wing BOSS sprint cars to the green for their 25-lap season opener. Smith grabbed the lead over fifth starter Trevor Kobylarz, Briscoe and Meseraull. Carmen Perigo brought out the caution with two laps scored and when the green flew so did Smith, pulling away from  Briscoe, Kobylarz and Meseraull. T-Mez took third a lap later as Smith had built a 1.6 second lead over Briscoe.
 
Smith's lead increased to 2.6 seconds by lap 12 as he prepared to race into heavy lapped traffic. Briscoe and Meseraull began to close and Smith's lead was only .7 seconds when he had to check up for a lapped car on lap 18, nearly spinning as Briscoe and Meseraull sliced through the lapped cars and Smith.
 
The yellow flag flew on lap 21 for a stopped Paul Dues with Briscoe leading Meseraull, Smith, Kobylarz, Bill Rose and Tyler Gunn. When the green reappeared Meseraull quickly jumped to the cushion to pull along side of Briscoe and took the lead just as the caution flew for a stalled Cody Gardner, handing the top spot back to Briscoe.
 
Briscoe dropped the hammer on the restart and held off Meseraull the final three laps for the win with Smith, 14th starter Matt Westfall and Rose rounding out the top five.

"That was cool. It's been awhile since I really ran dirt a lot. Today I ran three races. I ran over at Mid-Ohio in a sports car then the winged car and non-wing. It's awesome to get a win in this paint scheme. This is the paint scheme my grandpa always ran and my dad ran. We decided to bring it back this year.  I'm excited to call dad and see what he says. I can't say enough about my crew. They worked their tails off all weekend and they have another one tomorrow night. Thanks for all the fans for coming out and I look forward to coming back," Briscoe said.
 
"When I saw  Thomas there I knew he was going to be around the top and I felt as long as I didn't miss the bottom no one was going to pass me so I just kept trying to knock the cushion down as much as I could down there. It's pretty cool battling with T-Mez. He drove my car last year and he still drives it quite a bit. I probably got on it a little too early on that restart but I knew he was going to pass me if I didn't. I hope that was exciting for the fans," Briscoe added beside his Mid-American Salt; Cunningham; Hoosier Tires backed #5.


Fremont Speedway
Saturday, May 5, 2018
Starting position [*]
 
TCB Speed - Heat 1 -  (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 68G-Tyler Gunn[4] ; 2. 21-Carmen Perigo[2] ; 3. 6-Bill Rose[7] ; 4. 12-Ted Hines[3] ; 5. 48-Mike Burkin[1] ; 6. 59J-Kirk Jeffries[6] ; 7. 91x-Aaron Middaugh[5]
 
Lias Tire - Heat 2 -  (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 9X-Thomas Meseraull[2] ; 2. 53-Steve Little[1] ; 3. 82-Mike Miller[6] ; 4. 33M-Matt Westfall[7] ; 5. 5M-Mike Moore[4] ; 6. 86-Rick Holley[5] ; 7. 5-Bob McMillen[3]
 
Hoosier Race Tire - Heat 3 -  (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 77-Dustin Smith[1] ; 2. 14K-Trevor Kobylarz[3] ; 3. 41-Cole Ketcham[2] ; 4. 39-Kyle May[4] ; 5. 9G-Cody Gardner[5] ; 6. 87-Paul Dues[7] ; 7. 42-Ty Tilton[6]
 
All Pro Cylinder Heads - Heat 4 -  (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 5B-Chase Briscoe[6] ; 2. 26-John Watson[1] ; 3. 19-Matt Cooley[7] ; 4. 44-Joe Liguori[2] ; 5. 14-Chad Wilson[4] ; 6. 31L-Buddy Lowther[5]
 
B-Main 1 -  (12 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 9G-Cody Gardner[3] ; 2. 48-Mike Burkin[1] ; 3. 14-Chad Wilson[4] ; 4. 87-Paul Dues[7] ; 5. 5M-Mike Moore[2] ; 6. 31L-Buddy Lowther[8] ; 7. 86-Rick Holley[6] ; 8. 5-Bob McMillen[10] ; 9. 91x-Aaron Middaugh[9] ; 10. 59J-Kirk Jeffries[5] ; 11. 3-Joe Butera[12]
 
A-Main 1 -  (25 Laps)
1. 5B-Chase Briscoe[7] ; 2. 9X-Thomas Meseraull[4] ; 3. 77-Dustin Smith[1] ; 4. 33M-Matt Westfall[14] ; 5. 6-Bill Rose[9] ; 6. 14K-Trevor Kobylarz[5] ; 7. 68G-Tyler Gunn[8] ; 8. 21-Carmen Perigo[6] ; 9. 26-John Watson[3] ; 10. 82-Mike Miller[10] ; 11. 44-Joe Liguori[16] ; 12. 12-Ted Hines[13] ; 13. 53-Steve Little[2] ; 14. 87-Paul Dues[20] ; 15. 48-Mike Burkin[18] ; 16. 19-Matt Cooley[12] ; 17. 41-Cole Ketcham[11] ; 18. 14-Chad Wilson[19] ; 19. 39-Kyle May[15] ; 20. 9G-Cody Gardener[17]

Bonus Award Winners:

Hoosier Tires Bonus (free tire):  Chase Briscoe

American Racer Bonus (fre tire):  Dustin Smith

The Bridge Restaurant Hard Charger $50:  Matt Westfall +10

Cowen Truck Line Steel Block Bonus $50:  John Watson

J F Construction Hard Luck Award $50:  Thomas Meseraull

Apple Metal Polishing Lucky Pill Draw $50:  Carmen Perigo

Horne Performance Motorsports Perseverance Award $50:  Matt Cooley

All Star Performance Sweet Move Award $50 Certificate: Dustin Smith

Superior Bearing Bonus Awards $50 Certificates:  Matt Cooley and Kyle May

 

 

 

2018 Season Opener at Fremont May 5th


After losing the scheduled season opener two weeks ago to mother nature, the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series is ready to get 2018 underway this Saturday, May 5th at Fremont Speedway.  Known as the "Track That Action Built" it is located at the historic Sandusky County Fairgrounds.  A seat under the covered wooden grandstand is a trip back in time to when most of auto racing took place on fairground horse tracks.


For sprint car fans, this weekend's event could be a paradise.  Joining the "Last True Outlaws" of the BOSS traditional non wing sprints will be the FAST 410 winged sprint cars and the FAST 305 winged sprint cars in a showdown versus the 360's!   


Dustin Smith from Russiaville, Indiana picked up his second series crown in 2017, tying Shawn Westerfeld of Guilford, Indiana as the only repeat titlist.  Smith returns in search of becoming the first 3 time champion.  He will be back in the pilot's seat of Lou Gagliardi's Dom's Gulf sponsored #77.  


The 2014 series champion, Mike Miller from Wapakoneta, Ohio, plans a full time assault on the tour in hopes of making it a 3 way tie with a repeat championship.  Last year's 4th and 5th place points drivers, Chad Little and Steve Little, are also returning to chase the 2018 crown.


As always, a full 15 teams and drivers plan to follow the tour full time.  And every season, the field gets tougher!  Other drivers returning full time include Paul Dues, Matt Cooley, Cody Gardner, Bob McMillen, Buddy Lowther,  Kirk Jeffries, Joe Liguori and Carmen Perigo.  New to the tour are Ty Tilton, Ted Hines, and Kyle May.


As always, expect a great field of local challengers , as well as some Indiana and Michigan wingless specialists!  Certainly some drivers will be doing double duty as well.  


It is also "Local Food Bank Night".  Fans and teams are encouraged to bring nonperishable food items to be donated to local food banks.


On raceday, gates will open at 4 pm with racing action at 7.  Adult general admission is $20 with seniors admitted for $18 and students for $15.  Children 10 and under are admitted free in general admission.  Pit passes will be $30 each.


For teams competing with BOSS, there are no membership fees or entry fees.  The tire rule is open and there is no minimum weight rule.  For teams doing double duty, you MUST REMOVE THE WING SLIDERS.  This is a safety precaution for you and the drivers around you.  Mufflers are NOT required on the BOSS wingless sprints.  We will be using the yellow transponders and they will be available for rent from the track for $5.  The format will be the standard BOSS pill draw for heat lineups.


The payout for this event is the standard as follows:  1500, 900, 700, 600, 500, 450, 400, 375, 350, 325, 300, 290, 280, 270, 260, 250, 250, 250, 250, 250.


If we have 29 cars or less, we start 20 in the main event.  If we have 30-39 cars, we will start 22 in the main event.  If we have 40 or more, we will start 24 cars in the main event.


Heat Race Sponsors will be providing $100 per heat paid to the top 4 finishers in the amounts of 40, 30, 20, 10.  These sponsors are TCB Speed, American Racer, Hoosier Racing Tire, and All Pro Cylinder Heads of Johnstown, Ohio.  Drivers and teams, please remember, TCB Speed will have a full inventory on hand to service your parts needs at all events in 2018.


The following Bonus Awards will also be paid out:

$50 Hard Luck Award - J F Construction of Bucyrus, OH

$50 Lucky Pill Draw - Apple Metal Polishing of Eldorodo, OH

$50 Hard Charger Award - The Bridge Restaurant of Sidney, OH

$50 Perseverance Award - Horne Performance of Springfield, OH

$50 Sweet Move Certificate - All Star Performance of Watervliet, MI

$50 Steel Block Bonus - Cowen Truck Line of Perrysville, OH

American Racer Tire Bonus - Free tire to highest finisher on all 4 ARs

Hoosier Race Tire Bonus - Free tire to highest finisher on all 4 Hoosiers


For this event, we have Superior Bearing Supply of Bradenton, Florida providing us with TWO $50 gift certificates.  The last place car still running in the main event and the runner-up in the "hard luck" award voting will receive these bonuses.


We also extend a huge thank you to the following who also contribute to the series:  FAST Signs, The Blue Room Restaurant, Keizer Wheels, Saldana Tanks & Bladders, Superior Tank & Trailer, and Griff's Engines.

 

 

 

 

2018 Season Set to Begin Saturday at Atomic


The 2018 Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series tour is set to kick-off this Saturday, April 14th at Atomic Speedway just south of Chillicothe, Ohio.  The historic 3/8 mile dirt oval is celebrating its 65th season of racing.  The inaugural BOSS event was held there in 2011 and since, the high banks have seen some of the most exciting series events in 8 years of action.


Once again, a host of drivers plan to make the full tour in 2018.  Russiaville, Indiana driver, Dustin Smith, will be out looking to score back to back titles and more importanly, become the first ever 3 time champion.  He returns in the Lou Gagliardi owned, Dom's Gulf car number 77.  


Toledo, Ohio's Chad Wilson and Waynesfield, Ohio's Steve Little both return from last season's top 5.  Ten of last year's top 20 in points will be returning full time.  Meanwhile, another crop of 5 fresh talented tour rookies will join in the new season.  The full slate of BOSS touring talent will be released Thursday and Friday on Facebook at Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series and on Twitter which is @BOSSsprints.


Courtesy of the many businesses who donate and sponsor the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series, more than $25,000 in cash and prizes are awarded during racing events, above and beyond the main event purse.  Heat races, bonus awards, and tow money are paid nightly in cash with free tires and gift certificates also up for grabs in many areas.


Our 2018 heat race sponsors, who deserve a lot of credit, are TCB Speed, Lias Tire/American Racer, Hoosier Race Tire, and All Pro Aluminum Heads.  All heat races pay the top 4 finishers $40, $30, $20, and $10 in extra cash from these fine contributors.


Bonus awards for 2018 include:  "Lucky Pill Draw" from Apple Metal Polishing in Eldorodo.  The "Hard Luck Award" by J.F. Construction of Bucyrus.  This years "Hard Charger Award" is again sponsored by The Bridge Restaurant in Sidney.  The "Perseverance Aaward" will be provided by Horne Performance Racing owner Rick Horne.  As always, the drivers running steel engine blocks will have a race within a race, competing for the "Steel Block Bonus" provided by Cowen Truck Line from Perrysville.  Finally, the "Sweet Move" award will be sponsored by All Star Performance who is new to the tour for 2018.


Keeping with tradition, there will be no tire rule in 2018 (or the forseeable future).  However, both American Racer and Hoosier racing tires fully endorse the last true outlaws of racing.  In addition to their heat race sponsorships, both tire manufacturers provide a free tire at every race to the highest main event finisher competing exclusively on their brand of tire.  


Many other fine folks are pitching in once again to make the tour special.  At Saturday's season opener, Superior Bearing and Supply of Bradenton, Florida has donated two extra $50 gift certificates.  The Blue Room restaurant in Kirby, Ohio provides free drinks for the drivers and teams at every event.  Help also comes from FAST Signs in Dayton, Superior Tank & Trailer in Beach City, Cooley Cabinets of Greenville, McMillin Apiaries of Wampum, Pennsylvania, Keizer Aluminum Wheels from Orange City, Iowa, Saldana Racing Products from Brownsburg, Indiana and a great race fan, Dave Baumgardner from Cleveland.  


With 2018 shaping up to be another banner season, make plans to join us at an event near you!  This Saturday, at Atomic, gates will open at 4 pm with pit gates open at 3.  Hot laps will begin at 6.  General admission is just $15 with veterans and seniors admitted for $12.  Kids 12 and under are admitted free in general admission.  Pit passes are $30 for ages 13 and up, while kids age 6-12 can enter the pits for $20.  Kids 5 and under are free.


For more information, the track website is www.atomicspeedway.net


Please watch the BOSS Facebook (Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series) and Twitter (@BOSSsprints) for race day updates.

 

 

2018 BOSS Schedule Update


With less than 3 weeks until opening day at Atomic Speedway, the BOSS officials are hard at work preparing for another exciting race season.  The last seven seasons, the last true outlaws of auto racing have thrilled fans in four states with around 150 different drivers competing annually in tour events.  This year, the tour makes its initial foray into Kentucky, to bring the tour to 5 states of coverage.  


Due to management changes at Ponderosa Speedway in Kentucky, the events there have all been cancelled.  The Saturday, May 26th event has been moved to Richmond Raceway in Richmond, Kentucky.  This now makes a doubleheader weekend as Richmond was already scheduled for Sunday, May 27th.  However, in a new twist for the tour drivers, the Sunday event will be a DAYTIME program with action starting at 1 pm.  The BOSS tour and Richmond promoter, Bill Lupinos, have made arrangements to limit Sunday's on-track activity in support classes to not only allow better track conditions, but also to guarantee getting our teams on the road home at an early hour!


The doubleheader finale that was scheduled for October 12-13 has also been cancelled.  Series officials are negotiating with tracks to add a final championship event.  Watch for an announcement coming soon on the date and facility to host the final event of the season.


An added experiment for 2018 will be a handful of winged 410 sprint car events, two of which will be co-sanctioned with the FAST sprint series.  With the recent cancellation of the Millstream Speedway event, Atomic Speedway will now play host to the first ever winged event.  Perhaps a fitting opening event, to match the first ever BOSS non wing event held on the same track in 2011.


The winged events will be a completely separate series.  With many open weekends on the traditional schedule, the opportunity is there for BOSS to grow into two different racing tours.  Bigger plans are already in place for 2019 for both varieties of racing.


Below are updated schedules for both:


2018 BOSS Traditional Non Wing Sprint Car Tour


Sat, April 14 - Atomic Speedway ; Alma, OH

Sat, May 5 - Fremont Speedway ; Fremont, OH

Sat, May 19 - Lawrenceburg Speedway ; Lawrenceburg, IN

Sat, May 26 - Richmond Raceway ; Richmond, KY

Sun, May 27 - Richmond Raceway ; Richmond, KY  * * daytime event

Fri, June 8 - Limaland Motorsports Park ; Lima, OH

Sat, June 9 - Montpelier Motor Speedway ; Montpelier, IN

Sat, June 16 - Fremont Speedway ; Fremont, OH

Fri, June 29 - Lernerville Speedway ; Sarver, PA

Sat, June 30 - Tyler County Speedway ; Middlebourne, WV

Fri, July 6 - Route 44 Speedway ; Liberty, IN

Sat, July 7 - Waynesfield Raceway Park ; Waynesfield, OH (Spencer Memorial)

Sat, July 28 - Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway ; Imperial, PA

Fri, August 3 - Atomic Speedway ; Alma, OH (Open Wheel Championship)

Sat, August 4 - Waynesfield Raceway Park ; Waynesfield, OH (Jack Hewitt Classic)

Fri, August 10 - Mansfield Motor Speedway ; Mansfield, OH

Sat, August 11 - Mansfield Motor Speedway ; Mansfield, OH (Great Lakes Nationals)

Sat, August 25 - Kokomo Speedway ; Kokomo, IN (Kokomo Sprint Car Smackdown)

Sat, September 8 - Montpelier Motor Speedway ; Montpelier, IN

Final Event - To Be Announced


2018 BOSS  - WINGED Sprint Car Special Events


Sat, May 12 - Atomic Speedway ; Alma, OH 

Sat, August 18 - Montpelier Motor Speedway ; Montpelier, IN

Fri, August 31 - Gas City Speedway ; Gas City, IN

Sat, September 1 - Route 44 Speedway ; Liberty, IN

Fri, September 14 - Fremont Speedway ; Fremont, OH

Sat, September 15 - Fremont Speedway ; Fremont, OH (Jim Ford Classic)

 

 

2018 BOSS Non Wing Sprint Car Schedule Release


With the 2018 season just weeks away, the staff of the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series has been hard at work preparing for the upcoming tour.  The last 7 seasons have seen steady growth with every new season.  This year will be no exception.  The last true outlaws of auto racing will once again battle on the hallowed grounds of several of the midwest's best dirt ovals.  Every year, races have been held in Ohio, Indiana and Pennsylvania.  This year, the tour returns to West Virginia for one event and ventures into the Bluegrass State of Kentucky for the first time ever.


Things will get underway one weekend earlier with the season opener slated for Saturday, April 14th at Atomic Speedway just south of Chillicothe.  The inaugural BOSS event was held there in 2011 and it now serves as the annual lid lifter on each new season.  The month of May finds the series making stops at 2 of the longest continually active tracks with BOSS, May 5th at Fremont Speedway and May 19th at Lawrenceburg Speedway just across the Ohio River.


The first venture into Kentucky comes on Saturday, May 26th when the stars and cars of BOSS tackle Ponderosa Speedway's tricky D-shaped 1/3 mile red clay oval.  This event will serve as a tune-up for the end of the season when the championship is decided on the same track with 2 complete shows October 12th and 13th.  The May event is planned to be a doubleheader weekend as well, however, no contract has been signed and 2 different tracks are negotiating for that event.  Watch for details on that Sunday show to be added in the coming weeks.


The month of June finds a return to Limaland Motorsports Park on June 8th with Montpelier Motor Speedway the next night.  A week later, the tour heads back to the "Track That Action Built", Fremont Speedway, for the second event of the season on June 16.  After a weekend off, the doubleheader weekend of Lernerville Speedway (June 29) and Tyler County Speedway (June 30) wraps up the month.  BOSS last raced at Tyler County in 2015.  This is the most prestigious facility in West Virginia and features events like the Mega 100 and the Hillbilly 100 for the dirt late models.


July starts off with a return to Route 44 Speedway near Liberty, Indiana on Friday, July 6th and the next night will be the annual Dick Spencer Memorial at Waynesfield Raceway Park on July 7th.  A few weeks later, the tour will make its annual stop at the Monster Half Mile - Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway on July 28th.


The month of August really heats up and the purses get bigger!  Friday, August 3rd will be the "Open Wheel Classic" at Atomic Speedway for $2,000 to win followed the next night by the "Jack Hewitt Classic" at Waynesfield paying $3,000 to win.  The very next weekend, the teams will roll into Mansfield Motor Speedway for the 2nd annual "Great Lakes Nationals" paying $5,000 to win on Saturday night.  This will be a 2 day show with preliminary heat races running on Friday BUT with increased heat race payouts and a very good Saturday payday!


The month of August gets even better at the end.  Kokomo Speedway and the United States Auto Club extended an invitation to make BOSS a part of the most anticipated non wing sprint car event, the Kokomo "Sprint Car Smackdown".  Saturday, August 25th is the final night of the 4 day event, and BOSS will sanction its own program with heat races, a B-Main and standard 25 lap A-Main event.  


As September rolls around, the 2018 tour will be winding down.  Once again, the tour will make the trek to Montpelier Motor Speedway for a September 8th event.   The season will wrap up with a 2 day showdown in Kentucky at Ponderosa Speedway.  No driver or team will have a "home track advantage" and the BOSS tour drivers will be able to decide the championship on the race track.  The Friday, October 12th event will be the standard BOSS purse but Saturday's finale will pay $2,000 to win and $300 to start.


For the first time since its inception, the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series does not have a title sponsor entering 2018.  However, the standard main event purse will remain unchanged and heat race payouts and bonus awards will remain as well.  The standard BOSS A-Main pays: 1500, 900, 700, 600, 500, 450, 400, 375, 350, 325, 300, 290, 280, 270, 260 and $250 to start.


Heat races will once again pay $100 among the top four finishers (40, 30, 20, 10).  Bonus awards of $50 will also be paid for "Hard Charger", "Hard Luck", "Lukcy Pill Draw", "Perseverance Award" and others!


In addition, the 2018 championship points chase payout also remains the same as the last few years at $3,000 plus contingencies to the champion.  Once again, the top 15 in season points will be rewarded at the banquet and during the season.  The Top 15 in current points will earn $300 to start the main events and $150 B-Main tow money minimums at every event.


The complete season championship points payout will be $3000, 1500, 1200, 1000, 900, 800, 700, 600, 550, 500, 400, 350, 300, 250, 200.  Teams will also see an increase in contingency awards at the year ending awards ceremony.


The BOSS program and philosophy it was founded upon have not changed.  This is still an open tire series with the general rule that any wingless sprint car is allowed to compete.  There is no engine limit and no weight rule.  However, BOSS does take safety into serious consideration.  Teams and drivers are responsible for their own safety equipment.  BOSS will provide the safest race tracks possible along with adequate fire and rescue personnel.  Tracks are required to carry premium insurance on all competitors to get a race date.  But individual driver safety equipment is in the hands of the teams.  BOSS, reserves the right to inspect cars and equipment for safety and also reserves the right to prohibit teams from competing if the cars are deemed unsafe.  


We look forward to seeing everyone very soon and we wish everyone a safe and successful season.  If you need more information on the series, you can phone 740-703-3768 or e-mail sprinter14@hotmail.com

 

 



BOSS 2018 Non Wing Schedule


Saturday, April 14 - Atomic Speedway ; Alma, OH

Saturday, May 5 - Fremont Speedway ; Fremont, OH

Saturday, May 19 - Lawrenceburg Speedway ; Lawrenceburg, IN

Saturday, May 26 - Ponderosa Speedway ; Junction City, KY

Sunday, May 27 -  To Be Announced

Friday, June 8 - Limaland Motorsports Park ; Lima, OH

Saturday, June 9 - Montpelier Motor Speedway ; Montpelier, IN

Saturday, June 16 - Fremont Speedway ; Fremont, OH

Friday, June 29 - Lernerville Speedway ; Sarver, PA

Saturday, June 30 - Tyler County Speedway ; Middlebourne, WV

Friday, July 6 - Route 44 Speedway ; Liberty, IN

Saturday, July 7 - Waynesfield Raceway Park ; Waynesfield, OH "Spencer Memorial"

Saturday, July 28 - Pittsburgh PA Motor Speedway ; Imperial, PA

Friday, August 3 - Atomic Speedway ; Alma, OH "Open Wheel Championship"

Saturday, August 4 - Waynesfield Raceway Park ; Waynesfield, OH "Hewitt Classic"

Friday, August 10 - Mansfield Motor Speedway ; Mansfield, OH "Great Lakes Prelims"

Saturday, August  11 - Mansfield Motor Speedway ; Mansfield, OH "Great Lakes Nationals"

Saturday, August 25 - Kokomo Speedway ; Kokomo, IN "Sprint Car Smackdown"

Saturday, September 8 - Montpelier Motor Speedway ; Montpelier, IN

Friday, October 12 - Ponderosa Speedway ; Junction City, KY

Saturday, October 13 - Ponderosa Speedway ; Junction City, KY "Championship Finale"

 

 

BOSS to Compete in 2018 Kokomo "Sprint Car Smackdown VII"

The 2018 Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series schedule is rapidly coming together and will be released in a matter of days.  However, some news is too good to put off until then.

We are pleased to announce that the BOSS stars and cars will join the USAC National Sprint Car tour at Kokomo Speedway in August for the 7th running of the prestigious "Sprint Car Smackdown".  

The event will once again feature 4 nights of racing.  However, the BOSS show will take place during the Saturday final night on August 25th.  Drivers must choose at sign in whether they want to run the BOSS program OR run for the Smackdown finale.  Many more details will be released in the coming weeks!

Please check out the attached USAC press release which has more details!

 

SPRINT CAR SMACKDOWN TO SPORT NEW LOOK IN 2018 WITH USAC AND BOSS

Kokomo, Indiana………Saturday night of Kokomo Speedway’s “Sprint Car Smackdown VII” will sport a slightly new look in 2018.

The highly-acclaimed event’s finale concludes four-straight nights of USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship action on August 22-23-24-25, but will now feature the addition of the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS), who joins the stage on Saturday at Kokomo.

As has been the case in recent years, “Smackdown” weekend begins with #GYATK Night, a USAC-sanctioned, non-points, special event on Wednesday night, Aug. 22.  The following two nights will be set for two complete full-points-paying USAC National Sprint Car events on Thursday and Friday, Aug. 23-24.  “Smackdown” concludes Saturday night, Aug. 25 with USAC’s $10,000-to-win finale.

BOSS Sprints now join USAC on Saturday night with their own, separate full-points show paying $1500-to-win.  Drivers eligible to compete in the BOSS portion of the event on Saturday are those who have not made a start in any of the previous six Saturday night “Smackdown” features between 2012 and 2017. 

Drivers may only compete in either the USAC program or BOSS program, not both, on Saturday night.  However, drivers may choose to compete Thursday and Friday with USAC and elect to compete again with either USAC or BOSS on Saturday.

“This is going to be an awesome event,” BOSS owner and promoter Aaron Fry exclaimed.  “I’m anxious to see what the fans say.  We are fans of the sport, so to be involved in the Smackdown is exciting.  It will give our teams a chance to race on a big stage at a premier track, and fans coming from all over will get a chance to watch our teams in action.”

“We have seen the Smackdown grow in popularity over time, and last year’s race was one of the best nights we’ve ever seen,” said Kokomo Speedway track owner Reece O’Connor.  “We feel this is a way to make the weekend even better for the fans, and invites a different group of racers to our facility.  Hopefully, we just jack the whole week up another notch.”

The Saturday night “Smackdown” finale has produced four different winners throughout its first six years.  Bryan Clauson won the inaugural running back in 2012.  The USAC National Sprint Cars’ winningest driver, Dave Darland, reeled off a streak of three consecutive wins between 2013 and 2015.  Kevin Thomas, Jr. dominated the 2016 edition while Tyler Courtney was victorious in one of the most spectacular races of the 2017 season.

 

 

 

BOSS Banquet Slated for November 11th

The 2017 Rick's Trucks & Equipment BOSS tour is now in the record books.  Dustin Smith of Russiaville, Indiana became the second driver to repeat as a series champion, backing up his inaugural 2012 title.  Smith piloted the Dom's Gulf #77 and gave team owner Lou Gagliardi his first ever BOSS title.  The formidable duo garnered 3 wins in the 16 completed events.

The championship team and the rest of the top 15 in season long points will be honored on Saturday, November 11th during the season end awards banquet.  Once again, series sponsor Kent Wolters will host the night at The Bridge Restaurant in Sidney, Ohio.  Doors will open at 6 pm with dinner served at 7 and awards beginning at 8 pm.  The Bridge is located at 127 West Poplar Street, Sidney, Ohio 45365.

As always, the banquet is open to the public as well and race fans are welcome to attend.  Tickets for adults are $25 with kids 12 and under just $10.  Please make checks payable to BOSS  and mail to 2177 Lunbeck Road ; Chillicothe, OH 45601.  Once pre-paid, your name will be on the pass list at the door.

The official host hotel will be the Hampton Inn just across I-75.  Be sure to ask for the BOSS racer's rate of $99 per night.  Phone 937-498-8888 to make a reservation.  The Hampton Inn is located at 1600 Hampton Ct, Sidney, OH 45365.

 

 

T-Mez Hensel Winner BOSS at Fremont

Todd Ridgeway
BOSS Media
September 30, 2017

FREMONT (OH) – The 18 race grind that made up the 2017 season for the Rick’s Trucks & Equipment BOSS Series came to a close last Saturday night at Fremont (OH) Speedway with the 5th Annual Mike Hensel Memorial 33 lap event for the non-winged warriors. It was the series second stop at Fremont of the season as Thomas Meseraull delivered from the Pole position. The California native dominated on his way to collecting the $5,000 winner check by leading all 33 laps.

“It was a pretty awesome night,” said T-Mez. “We drew the pole, which I knew that was going to be good because we had one of the fastest cars all night. Just real excited to pick up the win here for Stan Courtad tonight,” noted Meseraull.
  
Meseraull and Drew Radar brought the field to the start only to see Cooper Clouse sail into turn one upside down forcing a red flag followed by a complete restart. That restart would make it to lap five as Meseraull was on a mission as was both Tim Buckwalter and Matt Westfall moving into the top three when the second yellow flew. Very brief and back to green until lap eight when the yellow turned red as Tyler Gunn flipped down the front stretch. Cleaned up and back at it they went, as Meseraull went to work as Buckwalter at the top and Westfall at the bottom switched places lap after lap. By the half it was still the same except now Shane Cottle had moved into fourth in a battle of second, third, and fourth ensued. It would stay that way until a very late race yellow at lap 29 dropped for a stopped car on track. Just as Buckwalter, Westfall, and Cottle would gain track position now for the run to the end, Meseraull accepted clean air for the run to the finish and that is just the way the finished with Dallas Hewitt finishing fifth to round out the top five. 

I have led almost the whole race this year, and then have a restart and give it away. You just do not know when you are out front, you are just kind of running where you think you need to. We raced the wing car earlier in the year and didn’t get the finishes it probably should have, so it is good to get a win here for Stan. The non-wing car is my expertise. The wing experience has paid off, racing here with the wing and all the speed, then taking it off really makes a difference. I told myself on that late yellow, “You have not got this won yet, get your ass up on the wheel and get after it.” And it worked out for us,” finished Meseraull.

“Man, first time ever setting in a Sprint Car, hats off to this team,” said Buckwalter. “We tested this car a little last night at a little micro track back home in Pennsylvania. We just shook it down a little to make sure the motor was running alright before we came all the way over here, we will see how it goes next year on the USAC tour. I got the top rolling good out there, I just did not get up there soon enough. This is a bad ass bullring, a cool track, it gets real slick in the straightaways and great curves at the ends. I like this BOSS series when a guy and just put together what he has and come racing. It is good to see these days when things cost so much. The open tire rule really helps,” finished Buckwalter. 
   
“We needed this run tonight, we have been struggling all year,” said Westfall. “It just seems like with BOSS and these open tires we have the car figured out, but with USAC and the medium tires we been out to lunch. The track was tough tonight, it was hard to pass. I had second and then faded there at the end. I had second position cleared but then when we went into the next corner I missed my mark and he got back by me. I knew Buckwalter would be good, his first time in a Sprint Car, he races small block modifieds and he is pretty good,” finished Westfall.   
        
 

Todd Ridgeway
Speedway Illustrated
Speed Sport News
Area Auto Racing News
740-751-9141
ridgewayphotos1@roadrunner.com

 

Rick's Trucks & Equipment BOSS non wing (39 cars)

Qualifying

1.14C-Cooper Clouse, 14.831; 2.77-Dustin Smith, 14.843; 3.7T-Tim Buckwalter, 14.900; 4.24-Landon Simon, 14.917; 5.21K-Kody Swanson, 14.950; 6.44-Michael Fischesser, 15.027; 7.18-Dallas Hewitt, 15.075; 8.57-Shane Cottle, 15.096; 9.54-Matt Westfall, 15.123; 10.19-Matt Cooley, 15.166; 11.12-Ted Hines, 15.171; 12.91x-Aaron Middaugh, 15.188; 13.9X-Thomas Meseraull, 15.232; 14.69R-Mike Miller, 15.260; 15.14-Chad Wilson, 15.288; 16.14K-Trevor Kobylarz, 15.297; 17.2DI-Dustin Ingle, 15.299; 18.74-Drew Rader, 15.319; 19.4J-Justin Owen, 15.461; 20.53-Steve Little, 15.600; 21.12K-Kent Wolters, 15.604; 22.08-Andy Feil, 15.629; 23.6-Bill Rose, 15.692; 24.86-Rick Holley, 15.736; 25.32M-Derek Hastings, 15.744; 26.87-Paul Dues, 15.770; 27.31L-Buddy Lowther, 15.885; 28.7-Shawn Valenti, 15.929; 29.26-John Watson, 15.934; 30.2+-Brian Smith, 15.967; 31.96-Riley Vanhise, 16.078; 32.68G-Tyler Gunn, 16.079; 33.5-Bob McMillen, 16.165; 34.3-Joe Butera, 16.193; 35.13-Ian Hunter, 16.310; 36.51-Curtis Muhlenkamp, 16.329; 37.18D-Bobby Distel, 16.407; 38.5M-Mike Moore, 16.448; 39.1J-Jeremy Shambaugh, 16.954;

 

DRC Chassis - Heat 1, Group A (8 Laps)

1. 54-Matt Westfall[1] ; 2. 14C-Cooper Clouse[4] ; 3. 57-Shane Cottle[2] ; 4. 12K-Kent Wolters[8] ; 5. 14-Chad Wilson[6] ; 6. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[7] ; 7. 21K-Kody Swanson[3] ; 8. 5-Bob McMillen[9] ; 9. 3-Joe Butera[10] ; 10. 69R-Mike Miller[5]

 

Lias Tire / American Racer - Heat 2, Group B (8 Laps)

1. 24-Landon Simon[4] ; 2. 19-Matt Cooley[1] ; 3. 18-Dallas Hewitt[2] ; 4. 44-Michael Fischesser[3] ; 5. 12-Ted Hines[5] ; 6. 91x-Aaron Middaugh[6] ; 7. 26-John Watson[10] ; 8. 53-Steve Little[7] ; 9. 86-Rick Holley[8] ; 10. 32M-Derek Hastings[9]

 

Hoosier Race Tire - Heat 3, Group C (8 Laps)

1. 7T-Tim Buckwalter[3] ; 2. 74-Drew Rader[2] ; 3. 77-Dustin Smith[4] ; 4. 08-Andy Feil[1] ; 5. 68G-Tyler Gunn[7] ; 6. 87-Paul Dues[5] ; 7. 13-Ian Hunter[8] ; 8. 31L-Buddy Lowther[6] ; 9. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[10] ; 10. 51-Curtis Muhlenkamp[9]

 

TCB Speed - Heat 4, Group D (8 Laps)

1. 9X-Thomas Meseraull[4] ; 2. 6-Bill Rose[1] ; 3. 7-Shawn Valenti[5] ; 4. 14K-Trevor Kobylarz[3] ; 5. 4J-Justin Owen[2] ; 6. 2+-Brian Smith[6] ; 7. 96-Riley Vanhise[7] ; 8. 5M-Mike Moore[9] ; 9. 18D-Bobby Distel[8]

 

FAST Signs - B-Main 1 (10 Laps)

1. 68G-Tyler Gunn[2] ; 2. 21K-Kody Swanson[5] ; 3. 14-Chad Wilson[1] ; 4. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[3] ; 5. 87-Paul Dues[4] ; 6. 13-Ian Hunter[6] ; 7. 31L-Buddy Lowther[8] ; 8. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[10] ; 9. 5-Bob McMillen[7] ; 10. 3-Joe Butera[9] ; 11. 51-Curtis Muhlenkamp[12] ; 12. 69R-Mike Miller[11]

 

Griff's Engines - B-Main 2 (10 Laps)

1. 4J-Justin Owen[2] ; 2. 2+-Brian Smith[4] ; 3. 12-Ted Hines[1] ; 4. 26-John Watson[5] ; 5. 91x-Aaron Middaugh[3] ; 6. 53-Steve Little[7] ; 7. 86-Rick Holley[9] ; 8. 5M-Mike Moore[8] ; 9. 32M-Derek Hastings[11] ; 10. 96-Riley Vanhise[6] ; 11. 18D-Bobby Distel[10]

 

Rick's Trucks & Equipment BOSS - A-Main 1 (33 Laps)

1. 9X-Thomas Meseraull[1] ; 2. 7T-Tim Buckwalter[3] ; 3. 54-Matt Westfall[8] ; 4. 57-Shane Cottle[9] ; 5. 18-Dallas Hewitt[10] ; 6. 44-Michael Fischesser[14] ; 7. 6-Bill Rose[6] ; 8. 2+-Brian Smith[20] ; 9. 4J-Justin Owen[18] ; 10. 14C-Cooper Clouse[4] ; 11. 12K-Kent Wolters[13] ; 12. 08-Andy Feil[15] ; 13. 74-Drew Rader[2] ; 14. 14-Chad Wilson[21] ; 15. 77-Dustin Smith[11] ; 16. 21K-Kody Swanson[19] ; 17. 14K-Trevor Kobylarz[16] ; 18. 12-Ted Hines[22] ; 19. 24-Landon Simon[5] ; 20. 68G-Tyler Gunn[17] ; 21. 7-Shawn Valenti[12] ; 22. 19-Matt Cooley[7]

Bonus Award Winners:

 

Hoosier Racing Tire Bonus (free tire) - Thomas Meseraull

Lias Tire / American Racer Bonus (free tire) - Michael Fischesser

Hughes Family Hard Charger Award ($333) - Brian Smith

All Pro Cylinder Heads Perseverance Award ($50) - Tyler Gunn

Apple Metal polishing Lucky Pill Draw ($50) - Landon Simon

J F Construction Hard Luck Award ($50) - Matt Cooley

Cowen Truck Lines Steel Block Bonus ($50) - Kody Swanson

McMillen Apiaries Sweet Move of the Night ($25) - Kent Wolters

 

 

 

BOSS Set to Close 2017 with $5k Hensel Memorial at Fremont


The curtain will come down on the 2017 edition of the Rick's Trucks & Equipment BOSS tour this Saturday night September 30th.  However, unlike in years past, the 2017 season will end with the most prestigious event on the calendar, the 5th running of the Mike Hensel Memorial at Fremont Speedway, located at the scenic Sandusky County Fairgrounds.  The best of Ohio's non wing sprint car drivers will battle for 33 laps for the $5,000 top prize.  The race will guarantee $330 to start the main event.  The significance of the "33" is in honor of the number that adorned Hensel's sprint cars in the 70's.


The championship battle has been one of the most competitive in history.  It is now down to two drivers heading into the final event.  Dustin Smith holds a 66 point lead over Michael Fischesser.  Smith needs a 15th place or better finish in the main event to lock up his second BOSS championship and first for car owner Lou Gagliardi.  However, Fischesser has been charging hard late in the season and is knocking on the door looking for his first tour win and a possible upset in the championship chase.


Early season points leader and 2 time winner on the season, Justin Owen, holds down the third spot.  A grinding crash at Lawrenceburg in late July were detrimental to his title run.  Chad Wilson of Toledo sits in the 4th spot, quietly having a very consistent season.  Steve Little of Waynesfield, Ohio is in the 5th position, having the best season of his young career.


Battles are closely being fought for several positions in the balance of the top 15.  Paul Dues and Aaron Middaugh are 6th and 7th with Matt Cooley making a late season climb up to the 8th spot.  Cody Gardner, a crash victim at Atomic back in August, holds the 9th spot with Joe Butera rounding out the top 10.


The rest of the top 16 includes Riley VanHise, Bob McMillin, Andy Feil, Carmen Perigo, Buddy Lowther and Curtis Muhlenkamp.  Perigo will not be in action this weekend after suffering serious injuries in a Pennsylvania crash 2 weeks ago.  However, a host of other Ohio and Michigan based drivers are expected to form another stellar Hensel Memorial field.


Pit gates will open at 4 pm Saturday with racing action getting underway at 7 pm.  Adult general admission is $18 with seniors $16 and kids 11-16 just $12.  Kids 10 and under are free of charge.  All pit passes will be $35.  For teams competing with BOSS on Saturday, fuel is available at the track.  There are no membership or entry fees.  Mufflers are NOT required for this event.  We will be group qualifying in hot laps as we have done with all higher purse events.  We will be using the Yellow transponders and rental fee will be $5 at pill draw.  


For any other information or inquiries, please e-mail sprinter14@hotmail.com or phone the BOSS series at 740-703-3768.  


As always, we wish to thank the following great sponsors who make the BOSS tour possible.


Title Sponsor:

Rick's Trucks & Equipment ; Kenton, Ohio


Heat race pay is provided by the following sponsors:

Heat #1:  DRC Chassis of Indianapolis, IN

Heat #2:  Lias Tire / American Racer

Heat #3:  Hoosier Race Tires

Heat #4:  TCB Speed Equipment


Bonus Awards Provided by the following sponsors:

Hard Charger Award $50 - The Bridge Restaurant ; Sidney, Ohio

Hard Luck Award $50 - J F Construction ; Bucyrus, Ohio

Steel Block Award $50 - Cowen Truck Lines ; Perrysville, Ohio

Perseverance Award $50 - All Pro Cylinder Heads ; Johnstown, Ohio

Lucky Pill Draw Award $50 - Apple Metal Polishing ; Eldorodo, Ohio

Sweet Move of the race $25 - McMillin Apiaries ; Wampum, Pennsylvania


Special thanks to additional sponsors who help provide the top 15 points teams tow money which include:

The Blue Room Restaurant ; Kirby, Ohio

Cooley Cabinets ; Greenville, Ohio

Griff's Racing Engines ; Sandusky, Ohio

FAST Signs ; Dayton, Ohio

Southeast Harley Davidson ; Cleveland, Ohio

Superior Bearing & Supply ; Bradenton, Florida

 

 

Meseraull Masters Montpelier Monster BOSS Field


The Rick's Trucks & Equipment BOSS sprint car tour made a triumphant return to the Montpelier Motor Speedway in Montpelier, Indiana Saturday night.  Last season's annual event fell victim to mother nature.  The much anticipated return found forty-six sprint cars signing in for battle on the very well prepared quarter mile dirt oval.


The cars were divided into five heat races of 8 laps with the top 4 transferring to the 25 lap main event.  Thomas Meseraull, Isaac Chapple, Dustin Smith, Shane Cottle and J.J. Hughes claimed heat race wins.  Twin B-Main wins were picked up by Ty Tilton and Michael Fischesser.  The top 2 drivers from each heat race redrew for starting positions and rookie driver Gage Etgen drew the pole with Meseraull starting from the second position.  


At the drop of the green flag, Etgen rocketed to a quick early lead and showed the way for the first 3 circuits on the dust free, historic bullring.  However, action would slow for the first of 3 interruptions when Dustin Ingle looped his mount.


On the restart, second running Thomas Meseraull made his move on the race leader in turns 1 and 2 and became the race's official leader on lap 4.  Another early yellow would fly for a spin on the seventh circuit for Todd Keen.  Back under green, Meseraull continued to show the way but 7th starting Shane Cottle was on the prowl in the Hazen 57 getting to the runner-up spot and starting to apply pressure on the leader.  Ninth starting Justin Grant in the McGhee 17 was also on the move chasing down the lead pair.


The night's only red flag came on lap 18 when J.J. Hughes spun after contact with another car.  Hard running Steve Irwin from Fenton, Michigan had nowhere to go, clipped the disabled Hughes 76, launching the Irwin Flying Zero into a vicious series of barrell rolls in turn 4.  Thankfully he emerged unhurt.


The final 7 circuits featured some incredible racing back through the pack as Matt Westfall advanced 10 spots, Drew Rader advanced 11 positions and Cooper Clouse earned the "Hard Charger" award advancing 12 spots with a 20th to 8th place run.


However, up front, Meseraull would turn back all challengers in the former SST Motorsports number 41 wrenched by Dave Stensland.  Cottle, the 2015 event winner, had to settle for second with Grant third.  Isaac Chapple and Tyler Hewitt completed the top 5.  Rounding out the top 10 were Westfall, Lee Underwood, Clouse, Dustin Smith and Gage Etgen.


The BOSS series wishes to extend a big thank you to the forty-six teams who made the trip to Montpelier making it the largest car count of the season thus far for the tour.  Also, a sincere thank you to the many fans who braved the chilly night time temperatures.  Finally, to the staff at Montpelier Motor Speedway, a thank you for the best racing surface the tour has had all season.  


The final event of the 2017 BOSS championship chase will take place Saturday, September 30th at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio.  This will be the always exciting 33 lap - $5,000 to win "Mike Hensel Memorial".  This event annually draws nearly 50 entries and promoter Rich Farmer always gives BOSS a well prepared race track.  We hope to see you all there to bring the curtain down for the season. 


Complete Results


Event #17 of 18

Montpelier Motor Speedway

Montpelier, IN

Sat. Sept. 9, 2017


DRC Chassis - Heat Race #1 (8 Laps / Top 4 Advance / Top 2 Redraw):  1. 41-Thomas Meseraull[8] ;  2. 12-Ted Hines[2] ;  3. 32-Garrett Abrams[6] ;  4. 54-Matt Westfall[7] ;  5. 87-Paul Dues[1] ;  6. 44-Michael Fischesser[3] ;  7. 91x-Aaron Middaugh[9] ;  8. 3-Joe Butera[4] ;  9. 31L-Buddy Lowther[5] ;  10. 37-Dave Gross[DNS]


Lias Tire / American Racer - Heat Race #2 (8 Laps / Top 4 Advance / Top 2 Redraw):  1. 52-Isaac Chapple[2] ;  2. 99-Gage Stgen[1] ;  3. 18K-Todd Keen[3] ;  4. 0-Steve Irwin[8] ;  5. 18-Travis Welpott[7] ;  6. 41H-Brett Hankins[4] ;  7. 14-Chad Wilson[9] ;  8. 57R-Joe Liguori[5] ;  9. 51-Curtis Muhlenkamp[6]


Hoosier Race Tire - Heat Race #3  (8 Laps / Top 4 Advance / Top 2 Redraw):  1. 77-Dustin Smith[1] ;  2. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[4] ;  3. 78-Adam Byrkett[2] ;  4. 18H-Dallas Hewitt[3] ;  5. 42-Ty Tilton[8] ;  6. 39-Matt Goodnight[7] ;  7. 74-Drew Rader[5] ;  8. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[6] ;  9. 69R-Ryan Myers[9]


TCB Speed - Heat Race #4  (8 Laps / Top 4 Advance / Top 2 Redraw):  1. 57-Shane Cottle[2] ;  2. 17-Justin Grant[3] ;  3. 53-Steve Little[4] ;  4. 23s-Kyle Simon[5] ;  5. 44H-David Hair[1] ;  6. 66J-Josh Spencer[9] ;  7. 19-Matt Cooley[6] ;  8. 3H-Brian Gray[7] ;  9. 5A-Toby Alfrey[8]


The Blue Room Restaurant - Heat Race #5  (8 Laps / Top 4 Advance / Top 2 Redraw):  1. 76-J.J. Hughes[1] ;  2. 97x-Tyler Hewitt[4] ;  3. 24L-Lee Underwood[3] ;  4. 14c-Cooper Clouse[9] ;  5. 08-Andy Feil[8] ;  6. 4J-Justin Owen[7] ;  7. 51H-Steve Hair[6] ;  8. 5-Bob McMillin[2] ;  9. 96-Riley VanHise[5]


FAST Signs - B Main #1  (12 Laps / Top 2 Advance):  1. 42-Ty Tilton[2] ;  2. 74-Drew Rader[7] ;  3. 87-Paul Dues[1] ;  4. 66J-Josh Spencer[5] ;  5. 08-Andy Feil[3] ;  6. 41H-Brett Hankins[4] ;  7. 57R-Joe Liguori[9] ;  8. 3H-Brian Gray[10] ;  9. 91x-Aaron Middaugh[6] ;  10. 69R-Ryan Myers[12] ;  11. 96-Riley VanHise[13] ;  12. 31L-Buddy Lowther[11] ;  13. 51H-Steve Hair[8]


Griff's Engines - B Main #2  (12 Laps / Top 2 Advance):  1. 44-Michael Fischesser[3] ;  2. 39-Matt Goodnight[4] ;  3. 19-Matt Cooley[7] ;  4. 14-Chad Wilson[6] ;  5. 4J-Justin Owen[5] ;  6. 44H-David Hair[2] ;  7. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[9] ;  8. 3-Joe Butera[8] ;  9. 18-Travis Welpott[1] ;  10. 5-Bob McMillin[10] ;  11. 5A-Toby Alfrey[12] ;  12. 51-Curtis Muhlenkamp[11] ;  13. 37-Dave Gross[13]


Rick's Trucks & Equipment BOSS A Main (25 Laps):  1. 41-Thomas Meseraull[2] ;  2. 57-Shane Cottle[7] ;  3. 17-Justin Grant[9] ;  4. 52-Isaac Chapple[3] ;  5. 97x-Tyler Hewitt[10] ;  6. 54-Matt Westfall[16] ;  7. 24L-Lee Underwood[15] ;  8. 14c-Cooper Clouse[20] ;  9. 77-Dustin Smith[4] ;  10. 99-Gage Etgen[1] ;  11. 23s-Kyle Simon[19] ;  12. 74-Drew Rader[23] ;  13. 78-Adam Byrkett[13] ;  14. 44-Michael Fischesser[22] ;  15. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[6] ;  16. 39-Matt Goodnight[24] ; 17. 12-Ted Hines[5] ;  18. 76-J.J. Hughes[8] ;  19. 32-Garrett Abrams[11] ;  20. 53-Steve Little[14] ;  21. 0-Steve Irwin[17] ;  22. 42-Ty Tilton[21] ;  23. 18K-Todd Keen[12] ;  24. Dallas Hewitt[18]


Bonus Award Winners:


The Bridge Restaurant of Sidney, OH - "Hard Charger":  14c - Cooper Clouse (+12)


JF Construction of Bucyrus, OH - "Hard Luck Award":  0 - Steve Irwin


McMillin Apiaries of Wampum, PA - "Sweet Move of the Night":  57 - Shane Cottle


Apple Metal Polishing of Eldorodo, OH - "Lucky Pill Draw":  18K - Todd Keen


Cowen Truck Lines of Perrysville, OH - "Steel Block Award":  44H - David Hair


ALL Pro Cylinder Heads of Johnstown, OH - "Perseverance Award":  14c - Cooper Clouse


Hoosier Race Tire of Lakeville, IN - "Hoosier Tire Bonus":  41 - Thomas Meseraull


Lias Tire of Indiana, PA - "American Racer Tire Bonus":  77 - Dustin Smith

 

 

BOSS Set To Invade Montpelier Motor Speedway Sept 9

 

The 2016 Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series event at the Montpelier Motor Speedway fell victim to race day rain; however, the 2015 and 2014 races brought another standing room only crowds and an outstanding field of 40+ 410 Non-Wing Sprint Cars to the Montpelier Motor Speedway. The 2017 rendition being contested on Saturday, September 9th, should prove to be just as exciting with the Montpelier Motor Speedway, located in East Central Indiana, serving as one of the few select tour stops to an Indiana track for the Ohio based series. The series has brought 40+ cars to the Indiana/Ohio clash on each of their stops.

 

Kokomo, Indiana driver, Shane Cottle, picked up the feature victory for car owner Paul Hazen sweeping the non wing sprint competition at MMS. However, Cottle from the 6th starting spot had his work cut out from him. Indiana driver, JT Stapp, led the first 7 laps with Cottle briefly grabbing the lead from Stapp. Cottle was able to lead 5 laps before eventual 2015 BOSS Series Champion, Shawn Westerfield flexed his muscle overhauling Cottle on the top side in Turn 4. Westerfield maintained the lead before Cottle was able to repass Westerfield in the later stages for the top spot. 2015 USAC Silver Crown Champion Kody Swanson (Kingsburg, California) finished 2nd, while Ione, California’s Justin Grant finished 3rd (from 9th), Jon Stanbrough (from 7th), and Westerfield rounded out the top 5. Dallas Hewitt was the hard charger for the race.

 

The BOSS series is a non-wing 410 Sprint Car series that competes in true “Outlaw” style with the absence of tire rules allowing any brand or compound of tire to compete along with a no entry fee policy for competitors. The BOSS series, through sponsorship, pays “heat race money” to the top finishers in each heat race and also provides a number of contingency and cash awards to competitors at the conclusion of each event. The Montpelier Motor Speedway event will pay a healthy $1500 to Win and $250 to Start along with tow money and the aforementioned contingency awards.

 

The Montpelier Motor Speedway, which began racing in 1903 and hosted its first automobile race in 1915, is one of America’s oldest remaining racing facilities. While the east central Indiana Ľ mile clay oval has a historic past, the facility has seen many major modern upgrades the past four seasons including new restrooms and bleachers along with the addition of many safety features including a new catch fence and front stretch wall. The Montpelier Motor Speedway commonly competes weekly on Saturday Nights with its popular Modified and Stock Car divisions and is also the host to the popular Montpelier Motor Speedway Midget series.

 

Date

Saturday, September 9th

 

Classes

BOSS 410 Non-Wing Sprint Cars

UMP Modifieds

Super Streets

Thunder Cars

 

Times

Gates Open – 3:00PM

Hot Laps – 5:00PM

Racing – 6:30PM

Racing Curfew – 11:ooPM

 

Tickets

General Admission – $15

Kids (12 and Under) – Free (with paid adult)

Pit Pass – $30 (includes Transponder rental)

Entry Fee – None

 

Location

Montpelier Motor Speedway

East Central Indiana

700 South Jefferson

Montpelier, Indiana 47359

Conveniently located 15 miles from Interstate 69 Exit 264 (Indiana Highway 18)

 

Web and Media

Official Website – www.MontpelierMotorSpeedway.com

 

 

Perigo BOSS at Atomic Speedway

Todd Ridgeway
BOSS Series Media
August 26, 2017

CHILLICOTHE (OH) – Carmen Perigo would start on the pole and never look back to capture the $3000 payday at Atomic Speedway in Southern Ohio for the Rick's Trucks and Equipment - Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) victory. A strong effort leading every lap, but the Pennsylvania native was under assault and pressure by both Dallas Hewitt and Michael Fischesser.
 
A 25 lap contest Perigo would muscle to the lead in turn one with second row starter Hewitt right on his bumper, at times rubbing and pushing through turn one and two. The first yellow flew on lap five when a car slid off track in turn three coming to rest against the tire barrier. Back under racing conditions and Hewitt was there. Showing a wheel lap after lap Perigo kept Hewitt at bay as behind Matt Cooley and Fischesser were having a battle of their own. Fischesser would move into third as a yellow at lap 14 flew. Just what the doctor ordered for Fischesser as he could now close the gap and regain some much needed track position. Back to green, but short lived another yellow at lap 17 with no changes in the running order. This restarts, however, payed good for Fischesser as he was able to travel past Hewitt and put pressure on race long leader Perigo. The pressure went away when Perigo took the Rick’s Trucks & Equipment BOSS tour checkers. Hewitt would survive for third.
 
“It was kind of tuff starting up front on this track, because I was not sure where to go,” stated Perigo. “I really paid attention to the winged feature earlier and looked to see where those guys were running and if the track took rubber. And it did, I think I ran in the rubber for 25 straight laps. Dallas Hewitt showed me the rubber started a little higher going into turn three when he got beside me. So, I decided to move up there and it worked out. The cautions came out at the right time because I was getting into lapped traffic and it was going to be tuff, everyone was running the same groove. This series is great, they really help out with all the special awards and such. You do not have to buy specific parts or anything, just get your car together and come race. This is great, it is a long haul over here, we put a lot of miles on this tow truck, but it is worth it,” finished Perigo. 

“The car was really running good, hats off to the crew for giving me such a great car,” said Fischesser. “The track took rubber at the bottom late, up until then even at the top with rubber the track was racy. Hats off to this place, it does get dusty and slick but every time I have ever been here to race it is a really good race. It is just a fun place to run, the car was great all night long” finished Fischesser.
    
“The track was slick, rubber here and there,” said Hewitt. “It just got worse as the feature went on, we had a shot at it. But, he just did not make enough mistakes for us to get around. Atomic is always fun to race at, I was hoping we could be banging off the fence tonight, but it is the same track for everybody so we will settle for third. Those restarts, I just could not get the run I needed or into the corner like I wanted with him right there in front of me. I just needed to kind of shake him up, If I could have got around I think I would have been alright, just couldn’t get the urn I needed,” finished Hewitt.       


Todd Ridgeway
Speedway Illustrated
Speed Sport News
Area Auto Racing News
740-751-9141
ridgewayphotos1@roadrunner.com


Race Summary

 

Atomic Speedway - Open Wheel Championship

BOSS Sprint Cars (31 Cars)


DRC Chassis - Heat Race #1 (Fastest 4 Inverted / Top 4 Transfer / Top 2 to Redraw):  1. 19-Matt Cooley[2] ;  2. 54-Matt Westfall[4] ;  3. 89-Shawn Westerfeld[1] ;  4. 91x-Aaron Middaugh[6] ;  5. 69R-Ryan Myers[8] ;  6. 86-Rick Holley[5] ;  7. 320-Bill Rose[3] ;  8. 71-Dwyane Spille[7]


Lias Tire / American Racer - Heat #2  (Fastest 4 Inverted / Top 4 Transfer / Top 2 to Redraw):  1. 4J-Justin Owen[3] ;  2. 53-Steve Little[2] ;  3. 80-Lance Webb[1] ;  4. 24-Landon Simon[4] ;  5. 96-Riley VanHise[6] ;  6. 5-Bob McMillin[8] ;  7. 08-Andy Feil[5] ;  8. 3-Joe Butera[7]


Hoosier Race Tire - Heat #3  (Fastest 4 Inverted / Top 4 Transfer / Top 2 to Redraw):  1. 44-Michael Fischesser[4] ;  2. 14-Chad Wilson[7] ;  3. 59J-Kirk Jeffries[2] ;  4. 77-Dustin Smith[3] ;  5. 99-Todd Kane[8] ;  6. 9G-Cody Gardner[6] ;  7. 40x-Adam Strausser[1] ;  8. 31L-Buddy Lowther[5]


TCB Speed - Heat #4 (Fastest 4 Inverted / Top 4 Transfer / Top 2 to Redraw):  1. 18K-Dallas Hewitt[4] ;  2. 21-Carmen Perigo[3] ;  3. 60-Kory Crabtree[2] ;  4. 14c-Cooper Clouse[5] ;  5. 3J-Dakota Jackson[1] ;  6. 87-Paul Dues[6] ;  7. 51-Curtis Muhlenkamp[7]


Griff's Engines - B-Main (Top 6 Transfer):  1. 99-Todd Kane[3] ;  2. 96-Riley VanHise[2] ;  3. 3J-Dakota Jackson[4] ;  4. 69R-Ryan Myers[1] ;  5. 9G-Cody Gardner[7] ;  6. 87-Paul Dues[8] ;  7. 08-Andy Feil[10] ;  8. 320-Bill Rose[9] ;  9. 86-Rick Holley[5] ;  10. 5-Bob McMillin[6] ;  11. 51-Curtis Muhlenkamp[12] ;  12. 71-Dwayne Spille[13] ;  13. 31L-Buddy Lowther[15] ;  14. 40x-Adam Strausser[11] ;  15. 3-Joe Butera[14]


Rick's Trucks & Equipment / BOSS 25 Lap A-Main:   1. Carmen Perigo[1] ;  2. 44-Michael Fischesser[7] ;  3. 18K-Dallas Hewitt[4] ;  4. 19-Matt Cooley[2] ;  5. 89-Shawn Westerfeld[9] ;  6. 4J-Justin Owen[6] ;  7. 60-Kory Crabtree[12] ;  8. 24-Landon Simon[14] ;  9. 53-Steve Little[8] ;  10. 77-Dustin Smith[15] ;  11. 59J-Kirk Jeffries[11] ;  12. 69R-Ryan Myers[20] ;  13. 54-Matt Westfall[5] ;  14. 14c-Cooper Clouse[16] ;  15. 14-Chad Wilson[3] ;  16. 87-Paul Dues[22] ;  17. 91x-Aaron Middaugh[13] ;  18. 80-Lance Webb[10] ;  19. 99-Todd Kane[17] ;  20. 96-Riley VanHise[18] ;  21. 9G-Cody Gardner[21] ;  22. 3J-Dakota Jackson[19]


Bonus Award Winners:

 

Hoosier Race Tire Bonus (free tire) - Dallas Hewitt

American Racer Tire Bonus (free tire) - Carmen Perigo

The Bridge Restaurant - Hard Charger - Ryan Myers

Apple Metal Polishing - Lucky Pill Draw - Aaron Middaugh / Justin Owen

All Pro Cylinder Heads - Perseverance Award - Chad Wilson

J F Construction - Hard Luck Award - Cody Gardner

Cowen Truck Lines - Steel Block Award - Rick Holley

McMillin Apiaries - Sweet Move Award - Shawn Westerfeld

 

 

Open Wheel Championships at Atomic Speedway

 

This Saturday, August 26th, the Rick's Trucks & Equipment BOSS tour will continue the "month of money" with the third consecutive higher purse event.  This will be the 3rd Annual Open Wheel Championships at Atomic Speedway which will pay $3,000 to win and $300 to start with an enhanced purse throughout the main event.  Also on the card Saturday night will be the All Star Circuit of Champions winged sprint cars along with modifieds and 305 sprints.

 

The inaugural Open Wheel Championships were held in 2014 as an unsanctioned event and Rocklin, California driver Robert Ballou picked up the win in the Ray Marshall owned #33M.  One year later, BOSS became the sanctioning body of the non wing portion and produced one of the most exciting finishes in auto racing history.  The 25 lap main event ran caution free.  On the final lap, 3 different drivers held the lead of the event, and all 3 came to the finish line in a 3 wide photo finish that saw Todd Kane edge out Landon Simon for the win, with the always exciting Dallas Hewitt tagging the wall and flipping down the front stretch finishing 3rd.

 

Now, after a one year hiatus, the Open Wheel Championship returns.  Racing action will begin on Thursday night and continue Friday with BOSS coming in for the Saturday finale.  Dustin Smith of Russiaville, Indiana will lead the touring wingless drivers into battle.  Smith is searching to become the tour's 2nd repeat champion, having won the title in 2012.  However, Michael Fischesser has been on the move, steadily closing the gap on the points lead.  Justin Owen, the spring winner at Atomic, has fallen to 3rd in points, but still within striking distance of the title.

 

For Thursday and Friday times and prices, please refer to the Atomic Speedway website at www.atomicspeedway.net   On Saturday, pit gates will open at 3 pm with geneal admission gates at 4.  Hot laps will get underway at 6 pm.  Adult general admission is $25 with seniors and veterans $22.  Kids ages 12 and under are free.  Pit passes are $40 with kids pit passes (age 6-12) $20.  Kids 5 and under are free in the pits.

 

For teams competing with BOSS on Saturday, fuel is available at the track.  There are no membership or entry fees.  Mufflers are NOT required for this event.  We will be group qualifying in hot laps as we have done with all higher purse events.  We will be using the Yellow transponders and rental fee will be $10 at pill draw. 

 

For any other information or inquiries, please e-mail sprinter14@hotmail.com or phone the BOSS series at 740-703-3768. 

 

As always, we wish to thank the following great sponsors who make the BOSS tour possible.

 

Title Sponsor:

 

Rick's Trucks & Equipment ; Kenton, Ohio

 

Heat race pay is provided by the following sponsors:

 

Heat #1:  DRC Chassis of Indianapolis, IN

 

Heat #2:  Lias Tire / American Racer

 

Heat #3:  Hoosier Race Tires

 

Heat #4:  TCB Speed Equipment

 

Bonus Awards Provided by the following sponsors:

 

Hard Charger Award $50 - The Bridge Restaurant ; Sidney, Ohio

 

Hard Luck Award $50 - J F Construction ; Bucyrus, Ohio

 

Steel Block Award $50 - Cowen Truck Lines ; Perrysville, Ohio

 

Perseverance Award $50 - All Pro Cylinder Heads ; Johnstown, Ohio

 

Lucky Pill Draw Award $50 - Apple Metal Polishing ; Eldorodo, Ohio

 

Sweet Move of the race $25 - McMillin Apiaries ; Wampum, Pennsylvania

 

Special thanks to additional sponsors who help provide the top 15 points teams tow money which include:

 

The Blue Room Restaurant ; Kirby, Ohio

 

Cooley Cabinets ; Greenville, Ohio

 

Griff's Racing Engines ; Sandusky, Ohio

 

FAST Signs ; Dayton, Ohio

 

Southeast Harley Davidson ; Cleveland, Ohio

 

Superior Bearing & Supply ; Bradenton, Florida

 

Cottle Claims Great Lakes Nationals / Smith Takes Make-Up Win


The largest event in the history of the Rick's Trucks & Equipment BOSS tour is now in the history books and Shane Cottle, aboard the legendary Paul Hazen #57, claimed the win.  The inaugural Great Lakes Dirt Nationals drew 140 entries among the 3 sprint car divisions.  Thirty-eight BOSS traditional wingless sprint cars signed in for their part of Ohio's 2nd richest sprint car event of the year.


To kick the night off, a make-up A-Main event from a May 28th rain out found 20 of the original 22 starters back at Ohio's new premiere dirt facility.  Andy Feil and Chad Wilson brought the field to the green flag with Wilson jumping to an early lead.  Dustin Smith, the current points leader, quickly shot from his 3rd starting spot to take the lead and officially lead lap one with Wilson in tow.  Pole sitter Feil was having his best run of the season hanging tough in the top 5 when a fuel nozzle line plugged damaging the engine in his DRC chassis.  


Smith had set sail and had a commanding lead when a pair of nasty incidents brought out two late red flags.  The first red flew when a multi-car tangle sent Steve Little up and over and Joe Butera into the inside retaining wall.  The race was not back under green for long when Rick Holley and Kirk Jeffries got together entering turn 3 and executed a wild series of flips.  All the drivers were uninjured.


The final 4 lap shootout was won handily by Smith aboard the Low Gagliardi owned Dom's Gulf / DRC Chassis / #77 on American Racer Tires.  Chad Wilson gave a valiant effort but finished runner-up with Paul Dues advancing 7 spots to finish 3rd and claim the Bridge Restaurant "Hard Charger" Award.  Michael Fischesser and Tyler Gunn completed the top 5.  Rounding out the top 10 were Justin Owen, Matt Cooley, Aaron Middaugh, Bob McMillin and Jeremy Shambaugh.


Following the make-up event, the evening's regular program consisted of 4 heats lined up by group qualifying.  Fast qualifiers among the groups were Shane Cottle, Landon Simon, Dave Darland and Jarett Andretti.  The top 4 cars in each heat were inverted with the top 2 advancing to the redraw and top 4 to the main event.  Heat winners were Cottle, Tyler Gunn, Dustin Smith and Dallas Hewitt.  The fourth and final heat race saw Scotty Weir in the Jamie Miller / Fast Signs #6 take a wild barrell roll down the back stretch.  Thankfully, he was okay! 


A pair of twin B-Main events were taken by former series regular Bob Distel and the all time BOSS Ironman, Aaron Middaugh.  With 24 cars locked into the main event, the redraw placed 3rd heat race runner-up Michael Fischesser on the pole with Cottle alongside.  Dustin Smith and Tyler Gunn rolled off from the 2nd row with Cody Gardner and Dallas Hewitt in row 3 and Jarett Andretti and Cooper Clouse in the 4th row.


At the drop of the green flag, Cottle immediately took command with Fischesser and Smith battling early for the runner-up spot.  The race's only stoppage occurred early on lap #4 when Cole Ketcham hooked the cushion and flipped in turn 3 and 4.  He emerged unhurt.  


The final 26 laps would run caution free with Cottle appearing to be in complete control of the field.  However, Michael Fischesser was chasing his first tour win and also a tour championship and the Cincinnati hot shoe pulled alongside Cottle on multiple occasions.  As the battle brewed at the point, a pair of USAC veterans, who started in the sixth row, were on the move with C.J. Leary up to 4th by lap 10 and Dave Darland also beginning to slice his way to the front.


As the laps wound down, Cottle caught the back of the field and had to work carefully while the determined Fischesser sailed the car deep into the corners reeling Cottle in on every corner.  The checkered flag fell with a 0.473 margin of victory as Cottle held Fischesser off.  Points leader Dustin Smith ran a steady 3rd place the entire event while Leary picked up the "Hard Charger" honors for his 12th to 4th run.  Tour regular Cody Gardner completed the top 5.  The balance of the top 10 were Cooper Clouse, Landon Simon, Dave Darland, Dallas Hewitt and Chad Wilson.


Next up for the BOSS tour is Atomic Speedway's "Open Wheel Championship" where the month of money continues for $3,000 to win on Saturday, August 26th.  Watch for exciting details about that event.  Racing will begin on Thursday night and continue on Friday and culminate Saturday when BOSS joins in on the fun.  


Complete Results


Rick's Trucks & Equipment A-Main (May 28 Make-up):  1. 77-Dustin Smith[3] ;  2. 14-Chad Wilson[2] ;  3. 87-Paul Dues[10] ;  4. 44-Michael Fischesser[4] ;  5. 68G-Tyler Gunn[7] ;  6. 4J-Justin Owen[8] ;  7. 19-Matt Cooley6[] ;  8. 91x-Aaron Middaugh[15] ;  9. 5-Bob McMillin[16] ;  10. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[17] ;  11. 31L-Buddy Lowther[19] ;  12. 13-Jeremy Duposki[13] ;  13. 53-Steve Little[9] ;  14. 86-Rick Holley[14] ;  15. 16-Dallas Hewitt[5] ;  16. 59J-Kirk Jeffries[12] ;  17. 96-Riley VanHise[11] ;  18. 3-Joe Butera[20] ;  19. 08-Andy Feil[1] ;  20. 51-Curtis Muhlenkamp[18] ;  21. 23s-Kyle Simon[DNS] ;  22. 82-Mike Miller[DNS]



Great Lakes Dirt Nationals

BOSS Sprint Cars (38 Cars)


DRC Chassis - Heat Race #1:  1. 57-Shane Cottle[4] ;  2. 9x-Cooper Clouse[6] ;  3. 21-Carmen Perigo[1] ;  4. 17R-Kyle Robbins[3] ;  5. 18D-Bobby Distel[7] ;  6. 08-Andy Feil[5] ;  7. 320-George Willard[10] ;  8. 97J-Andy Fike[9] ;  9. 19-Matt Cooley[2] ;  10. 86-Rick Holley[DNS]


Lias Tire / American Racer - Heat #2:  1. 68G-Tyler Gunn[1] ;  2. 9G-Cody Gardner[2] ;  3. 24-Landon Simon[4] ;  4. 54-Matt Westfall[3] ;  5. 3-Joe Butera[8] ;  6. 31L-Buddy Lowther[10] ;  7. 32M-Derek Hastings[5] ;  8. 41-Cole Ketcham[7] ;  9. 12-Ted Hines[6] ;  10. 51-Curtis Muhlenkamp[10]


Hoosier Race Tire - Heat #3:  1. 77-Dustin Smith[3] ;  2. 44-Michael Fischesser[2] ;  3. 40-Dave Darland[4] ;  4. 14-Chad Wilson[6] ;  5. 53-Steve Little[5] ;  6. 5-Bob McMillin[9] ;  7. 1J-Jeremy Duposki[8] ;  8. 5K-Jeremy Kornbau[7] ;  9. 59J-Kirk Jeffries[DNS]


TCB Speed - Heat #4:  1. 16-Dallas Hewitt[2] ;  2. 18-Jarett Andretti[4] ;  3. 30-C.J. Leary[3] ;  4. 4J-Justin Owen[6] ;  5. 91x-Aaron Middaugh[7] ;  6. 87-Paul Dues[8] ;  7. 21H-Travis Hery[1] ;  8. 96-Riley VanHise[9] ;  9. 6-Scotty Weir[5]


Griff's Engines - B-Main #1:  1. 18D-Bob Distel[1] ;  2. 53-Steve Little[2] ;  3. 5-Bob McMillin[4] ;  4. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[6] ;  5. 19-Matt Cooley[9] ;  6. 320-George Willard[5] ;  7. 5K-Jeremy Kornbau[8] ;  8. 97J-Andy Fike[7] ;  9. 08-Andy Feil[DNS]


Fast Signs - B-Main #2:  1. 91x-Aaron Middaugh[2] ;  2. 87-Paul Dues[4] ;  3. 41-Cole Ketcham[7] ;  4. 21H-Travis Hery[6] ;  5. 31L-Buddy Lowther[3] ;  6. 3-Joe Butera[1] ;  7. 51-Curtis Muhlenkamp[9] ;  8. 12-Ted Hines[8] ;  9. 32M-Derek Hastings[DNS]


Rick's Trucks & Equipment / BOSS 30 Lap A-Main:   1. Shane Cottle[2] ;  2. 44-Michael Fischesser[1] ;  3. 77-Dustin Smith[3] ;  4. 30-C.J. Leary[12] ;  5. 9G-Cody Gardner[5] ;  6. 9x-Cooper Clouse[8] ;  7. 24-Landon Simon[10] ;  8. 40-Dave Darland[11] ;  9. 16-Dallas Hewitt[6] ;  10. 14-Chad Wilson[15] ;  11. 68G-Tyler Gunn[4] ;  12. 18-Jarett Andretti[7] ;  13. 4J-Justin Owen[16] ;  14. 54-Matt Westfall[14] ;  15. 17R-Kyle Robbins[13] ;  16. 18D-Bobby Distel[17] ;  17. 21-Carmen Perigo[9] ;  18. 53-Steve Little[19] ;  19. 91x-Aaron Middaugh[18] ;  20. 21H-Travis Hery[24] ;  21. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[23] ;  22. 5-Bob McMillin[21] ;  23. 87-Paul Dues[20] ;  24. 41-Cole Ketcham[22]


Bonus Award Winners:


Hoosier Race Tire Bonus (free tire) - Shane Cottle


American Racer Tire Bonus (free tire) - Michael Fischesser


The Bridge Restaurant - Hard Charger - C.J. Leary


Apple Metal Polishing - Lucky Pill Draw - Jeremy Kornbau


All Pro Cylinder Heads - Perseverance Award - Bob McMillin


J F Construction - Hard Luck Award - Rick Holley


Cowen Truck Lines - Steel Block Award - Jeremy Shambaugh


McMillin Apiaries - Sweet Move Award - Dave Darland

 

 

Great Lakes Dirt Nationals Next for BOSS


The biggest event weekend in the 7 year history of the Rick's Trucks & Equipment BOSS tour is set for this weekend.  The first ever "Great Lakes Dirt Nationals" at Mansfield Motor Speedway was already a busy weekend with $2,000 to win for BOSS on Friday and $5,000 to win on Saturday.  However, a May rained out event has left a make-up 25 lap feature that is now set to roll off first to kick off the Friday night action.  This brings a total of 3 main events over a little more than 24 hours!


With a titanic 3 way battle for the championship looming, Dustin Smith will lead the tour into this important weekend.  Justin Owen and Michael Fischesser are within striking distance of the lead in one main event.  So with 3 main events on the line, this weekend could play a pivotal role in the outcome of the 2017 championship.


Friday's make-up feature from the May event finds Andy Feil and Chad Wilson on the front row.  Smith and Fischesser will start from row 2 while Owen is set to roll off 8th in the 22 car main event.  Following the make-up race, a complete new show will then take place for $2,000 to win using the standard BOSS format.  Saturday's $5,000 to win finale will use a special qualifying format.


For teams competing at Mansfield, there is an optional practice day on Thursday evening.  Pit passes for that day are $20.  Friday pit passes are $35 and Saturday pit passes are $40.  However, a 2 day pass is $70 and a 3 day pass is available for $85.  Fuel and parts trailers will be at the track.  No mufflers are required for this weekend.  Transponder rental will be $5 per day.  Teams racing through Saturday will get one check from BOSS after Saturday's racing action.


For fans, please refer to the Mansfield Motor Speedway website at www.mansfieldmotorspeedway.com for ticket information and advanced ticket discounts.  Camping information is also available on the MMS site.  Competing race teams may stay and camp in the pit area as long as the race rig is used.  No additional campers will be allowed inside the pit area.  


Area hotels are nearly full and BOSS has struggled to come up with a host hotel that offred a discount and had enough availability.  Other area events have booked up most hotels.  There are still rooms available under the BOSS name at the Quality Inn - phone 567-772-0083 and the BOSS rate is $172 plus tax.  There are openings at other hotels in the $80 range including the Motel 6 on North Trimble Road at 419-529-2100 and the M-Star Hotel in downtown on 137 Park Avenue West phone: 419-522-5142.  Please check the reviews on these hotels.


For any other information, please e-mail sprinter14@hotmail.com or phone 740-703-3768.


 

 

Rader Captures Waynesfield Hewitt Classic Race

Todd Ridgeway
BOSS Series
August 5, 2017

 

WAYNESFIELD (OH) – 30-year-old Findlay, Ohio native driver Drew Rader saved the best for late when he pulled up beside Hall of Famer Dave Darland coming off turn four and at the checkers Rader would win the 9th Annual Jack Hewitt Classic 25 lap feature race at Waynesfield (OH) Speedway by just an inch. Darland and Rader both started in the front row of the 24 car Rick's Trucks & Equipment - Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) field, but as Darland showed the way setting a torrid pace, Rader would drop back to fourth before mounting his charge with but a handful of laps to go.  “I did not know if I could do it or not, Dave is so tough,” said Rader. “He is so good, he makes it look easy, we got it done, this is awesome. This is only my second career win, so it has to be my biggest win ever,” noted Rader.

Darland would fire like out of a canon from the beginning and go straight out on point to show the way. Matt Westfall would follow Darland right up and drop in second with Rader dropping back to third from his Pole starting position. Just a handful of laps in and the only yellow of the night would fly when three of the races heavy hitters got waded up in turn one. Dallas Hewitt, Kody Swanson, and Shane Cottle all spun and came to a start. All would restart but at the tail of the field and would never be a factor to the outcome. Back green and Darland took off, soon into lapped traffic. Dustin Smith, Rader, and Kyle Simon would all get knotted up in a struggle for the top five as Westfall and Darland made way. Simon would move into third with Rader fourth as laps clicked off. Westfall would begin to falter and fall into the hands of Simon first and then Rader. As Rader passed Westfall he used that momentum and sailed by Simon into second position with Darland half a straightaway in front. Now five to go and Rader cut the deficit in half as he continued to carry the momentum and Darland stayed busy with heavy lap traffic. Three to go and Rader was there and at the white flag he pulled up beside the race long leader. On the return trip to turns three and four Rader grabbed the inside preferred line and coming off turn four pushed up enough that Darland had to take evasive action and at the checkers it was 0.015 separation of second and first. Simon would hang on for third Westfall rebounded to fourth and Scotty Weir rounded out the top five.
 
“It kind of worked out to my advantage when he pulled out in front of us. I saw how he was getting through spots where I was making mistakes, so you might as well learn from the best. Once I stopped making those mistakes I got it going. Dave was getting through lapped traffic a little bit better than me so I just had to watch what he was doing and figure out how to be fast. I felt like I hit a really good groove coming off turn two every lap. As long as I could keep the car rotated with the nose down on the track I could really get on the throttle coming off the corner carrying it into three and then all the momentum through turn four. Dave was getting through lapped traffic a little better than me, so I just had to use that to my advantage,” finished the happy race winner.

“We were good early, the car was really good,” stated Darland. “The track started out with moisture but halfway through it slicked off. I was good in the middle of one and two and at the top of three and four, the race track just went away, and then the car went away at the end. Then we got into that heavy traffic there at the end, whatever that kids name is there at the end he did a hell of a job, I was sailing around there till I lost the track,” finished Darland.

“We were not very good the first couple laps, but when we got that yellow I could adjust the right rear shock a little and it got better,” said Simon. “I just went to the bottom and the car kept getting better every lap. Then with ten to go I realized I was catching them. Lapped traffic was an issue that late in the race. I can’t thank the team enough for this car tonight. Just lapped traffic became an issue when the track polished off,” finished Simon.
 
43 BOSS Sprinters were on hand to fight for the 24 A-Main starting positions. The five heat race winners included Shane Cottle, Dallas Hewitt, Kody Swanson, Drew Rader, and Darland. The two B-Mains were nailed down by Tyler Hewitt and Dane Lorenc. Scotty Weir set Fast Time with a blistering lap of, 12.320.     

Todd Ridgeway
Speedway Illustrated
Speed Sport News
Area Auto Racing News


 

Waynesfield Raceway Park
August 5, 2017
Jack Hewitt Classic
RACE RESULTS

 

Non Wings – Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series

Rick's Trucks & Equipment BOSS Qualifying
1.22S-Scotty Weir, 12.320; 2.69R-Dallas Hewitt, 12.371; 3.53-Steve Little, 12.438; 4.97X-Tyler Hewitt, 12.486; 5.40-Dave Darland, 12.505; 6.21P-Carmen Pergo21, 12.521; 7.57-Shane Cottle, 12.526; 8.44-Michael Fischesser, 12.537; 9.42-Ty Tilton, 12.562; 10.23S-Kyle Simon, 12.624; 11.24-Landon Simon, 12.658; 12.21K-Kody Swanson, 12.674; 13.77-Dustin Smith, 12.714; 14.2DI-Dustin Ingle, 12.799; 15.54-Matt Westfall, 12.803; 16.21H-Travis Hery, 12.815; 17.74-Drew Rader, 12.842; 18.19-Matt Cooley, 12.868; 19.9N-Luke Hall, 12.879; 20.9G-Cody Gardner, 12.939; 21.39-Matt Goodnight, 12.969; 22.9X-Cooper Clouse, 12.985; 23.24L-Lee Underwood, 12.999; 24.4J-Justin Owen, 13.014; 25.87-Paul Dues, 13.015; 26.59J-Kirk Jeffries, 13.053; 27.e99-Gage Etgen, 13.073; 28.91X-Aaron Middaugh, 13.075; 29.14-Chad Wilson, 13.166; 30.18K-Todd Keen, 13.191; 31.41-Brad Wyatt, 13.194; 32.08-Andy Feil, 13.244; 33.32M-Derek Hasting, 13.425; 34.5-Bob McMillin, 13.504; 35.18W-Travis Welpott, 13.610; 36.17-Kevin Myers, 13.634; 37.31L-Buddy Lowther, 13.648; 38.3-Joe Butero, 13.665; 39.1J-Jeremy Shambaugh, 13.682; 40.39G-Dane Lorenc, 13.777; 41.96-Riley VanHise, 13.854; 42.51-Curtis Muhlenkamp, 13.973; 43.82-Mike Miller, 99.991;


DRC Chassis - Heat 1, Group A – (8 Laps)
1. 57-Shane Cottle[3] ; 2. 22S-Scotty Weir[4] ; 3. 42-Ty Tilton[1] ; 4. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[5] ; 5. 44-Michael Fischesser[2] ; 6. 4J-Justin Owen[7] ; 7. 08-Andy Feil[8] ; 8. 19-Matt Cooley[6]


Lias Tire / American Racer - Heat 2, Group B – (8 Laps)
1. 69R-Dallas Hewitt[4] ; 2. 21P-Carmen Pergo21[2] ; 3. 59J-Kirk Jeffries[5] ; 4. 87-Paul Dues[1] ; 5. 39G-Dane Lorenc[9] ; 6. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[8] ; 7. 53-Steve Little[3] ; 8. 91X-Aaron Middaugh[6] ; 9. 3-Joe Butero[7]


Hoosier Race Tire - Heat 3, Group C – (8 Laps)
1. 21K-Kody Swanson[1] ; 2. 24-Landon Simon[2] ; 3. 23S-Kyle Simon[3] ; 4. 24L-Lee Underwood[5] ; 5. 97X-Tyler Hewitt[4] ; 6. e99-Gage Etgen[6] ; 7. 96-Riley VanHise[8] ; 8. 5-Bob McMillin[7] ; 9. 51-Curtis Muhlenkamp[9]


TCB Speed - Heat 4, Group D – (8 Laps)
1. 74-Drew Rader[2] ; 2. 77-Dustin Smith[4] ; 3. 9G-Cody Gardner[1] ; 4. 21H-Travis Hery[3] ; 5. 39-Matt Goodnight[5] ; 6. 31L-Buddy Lowther[8] ; 7. 18W-Travis Welpott[7] ; 8. 41-Brad Wyatt[6]


Superior Bearing & Supply - Heat 5, Group E – (8 Laps)
1. 40-Dave Darland[4] ; 2. 54-Matt Westfall[3] ; 3. 9N-Luke Hall[2] ; 4. 9X-Cooper Clouse[1] ; 5. 14-Chad Wilson[5] ; 6. 32M-Derek Hasting[7] ; 7. 17-Kevin Myers[8] ; 8. 18K-Todd Keen[6]


The Blue Room - B-Main 1 – (10 Laps)
1. 97X-Tyler Hewitt[2] ; 2. 44-Michael Fischesser[1] ; 3. 14-Chad Wilson[3] ; 4. 08-Andy Feil[6] ; 5. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[4] ; 6. 17-Kevin Myers[8] ; 7. 31L-Buddy Lowther[5] ; 8. 3-Joe Butero[11] ; 9. 96-Riley VanHise[7] ; 10. 91X-Aaron Middaugh[9] ; 11. 41-Brad Wyatt[10] ; 12. 82-Mike Miller[12]


FAST Signs - B-Main 2 – (10 Laps)
1. 39G-Dane Lorenc[1] ; 2. e99-Gage Etgen[4] ; 3. 19-Matt Cooley[8] ; 4. 4J-Justin Owen[3] ; 5. 39-Matt Goodnight[2] ; 6. 18W-Travis Welpott[7] ; 7. 32M-Derek Hasting[5] ; 8. 51-Curtis Muhlenkamp[11] ; 9. 5-Bob McMillin[9] ; 10. 53-Steve Little[6] ; 11. 18K-Todd Keen[10]


Rick's Trucks & Equipment BOSS - A-Main 1 – (25 Laps)
1. 74-Drew Rader[1] ; 2. 40-Dave Darland[2] ; 3. 23S-Kyle Simon[13] ; 4. 54-Matt Westfall[4] ; 5. 22S-Scotty Weir[5] ; 6. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[16] ; 7. 77-Dustin Smith[3] ; 8. 21P-Carmen Pergo21[7] ; 9. 9G-Cody Gardner[14] ; 10. 9N-Luke Hall[15] ; 11. 24-Landon Simon[6] ; 12. 9X-Cooper Clouse[20] ; 13. 57-Shane Cottle[10] ; 14. 59J-Kirk Jeffries[12] ; 15. 44-Michael Fischesser[23] ; 16. 24L-Lee Underwood[18] ; 17. 97X-Tyler Hewitt[21] ; 18. e99-Gage Etgen[24] ; 19. 42-Ty Tilton[11] ; 20. 87-Paul Dues[17] ; 21. 39G-Dane Lorenc[22] ; 22. 21H-Travis Hery[19] ; 23. 69R-Dallas Hewitt[8] ; 24. 21K-Kody Swanson[9]


Bonus Award Winners:


The Bridge Restaurant "Hard Charger" - Kyle Simon +10


Apple Metal Polishing "Lucky Pill Draw" - Buddy Lowther


J F Construction "Hard Luck Award" - Mike Miller


McMillin Apiaries "Sweet Move" - Travis Welpott


Cowen Truck Lines "Steel Block Award" - Carmen Perigo


All Pro Cylinder Heads "Perseverance Award" - Gage Etgen


Lias Tire / American Racer Tire Bonus - Dustin Smith


Hoosier Race Tire Bonus - Drew Rader


 

 

BOSS Gears Up For Jack Hewitt Classic at WRP


The best points battle in the history of the Rick's Trucks & Equipment BOSS tour is growing ever more intense.  The battle is heating up just in time for the Jack Hewitt Classic at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio.  This is the first time ever that the Classic, named in honor of one of sprint car racing's greatest ever, will be a fully sanctioned, point paying BOSS event.


Points leader Justin Owen encountered some mechanical failure at Lawrenceburg in the last event that led to heavy contact with the wall.  Dustin Smith, the early season points leader, was able to close back up and sits tied with Owen for the lead right now.  However, Michael Fischesser is a rapidly closing 3rd place and who fared the best in both events over the past weekend.


You also can't count out the rest of the top BOSS runners who still have an outside shot at the championship.  Rounding out the top 5 are Chad Wilson and Steve Little.  The rest of the top 10 is a dogfight for position with Paul Dues, Aaron Middaugh, Cody Gardner, Mike Miller and Matt Cooley battling hard every race!


The Waynesfield regulars will be locked and loaded to defend the home turf again.  We expect names like Matt Westfall, Luke Hall, Dallas Hewitt, Dustin Ingle and many more.  With $3,000 to win on the line, could it be an outsider who comes in to steal the money?  Join us for a great night of action this Saturday night!


General admission gates will open at 5 with hot laps at 6 and racing at 7 pm.  Adult general admission is $18 with kids ages 11-15 just $9 and kids 10 and under are free.  For teams competing, pit gates will open at 4.  Pit passes are $30.  Transponder rental will be $10.  Fuel is available at the track and NO MUFFLERS are required for this race.  We will be qualifying against your heat race groups during hot laps.


For any more information, please e-mail sprinter14@hotmail.com or call 740-703-3768.  As always, we thank our many generous sponsors, without whom this would not be possible.


Title Sponsor:

Rick's Trucks & Equipment ; Kenton, Ohio


Heat race pay is provided by the following sponsors:

Heat #1:  DRC Chassis of Indianapolis, IN

Heat #2:  Lias Tire / American Racer

Heat #3:  Hoosier Race Tires

Heat #4:  TCB Speed Equipment


Bonus Awards Provided by the following sponsors:

Hard Charger Award $50 - The Bridge Restaurant ; Sidney, Ohio

Hard Luck Award $50 - J F Construction ; Bucyrus, Ohio

Steel Block Award $50 - Cowen Truck Lines ; Perrysville, Ohio

Perseverance Award $50 - All Pro Cylinder Heads ; Johnstown, Ohio

Lucky Pill Draw Award $50 - Apple Metal Polishing ; Eldorodo, Ohio

Sweet Move of the race $25 - McMillin Apiaries ; Wampum, Pennsylvania


Special thanks to additional sponsors who help provide the top 15 points teams tow money which include:

The Blue Room Restaurant ; Kirby, Ohio

Cooley Cabinets ; Greenville, Ohio

Griff's Racing Engines ; Sandusky, Ohio

FAST Signs ; Dayton, Ohio

Southeast Harley Davidson ; Cleveland, Ohio

Superior Bearing & Supply ; Bradenton, Florida

 

 

Kinser Wins Soudrette Memorial at the Burg


Rarely do we see July race nights as pleasant as last night at Lawrenceburg Speedway for the Rick's Trucks and Equipment BOSS sprint cars.  Perhaps it was divine intervention as the traveling series of drivers joined the Lawrenceburg Kelsey Chevrolet Sprint cars to honor the memory of Jason Soudrette in his 4th annual memorial event.


Soudrette was an Ohio native who ran weekly at Lawrenceburg and was one of the first drivers to commit to touring with BOSS when the series was founded in 2011.  He was in both of the only 2 events held that season despite being diagnosed with leukemia.  Jason still ran various BOSS events the following season as his health would allow.  Sadly, we lost Jason to complications in his battle but his memory will live on with his favorite race track and favorite sanctioning body.


A stout field of 36 sprint cars signed in for the night's action.  Four very exciting heat races were won by Scotty Weir, Shawn Westerfeld, Carmen Perigo and Drew Abel.  The remaining cars were split into a pair of twin 10 lap B-Main events.  Cole Kethcam charged from 9th to win the first B Main while Joss Moffatt won a very exciting B-Main #2.


Twenty-two of the bravest drivers in short track racing aligned for the 25 lap main event.  The 4 wide salute to the fans was paced by the #44 car of John Soudrette Racing (Jason's father) and driven by Dickie Gaines.  With more than a few tears in the crowd, the fans gave the drivers a hearty send-off.


Two time and defending BOSS champion, Shawn Westerfeld, paced the field to green with Jordan Kinser alongside.  Starter Tim Montgomery turned the field loose with the green flag as Westerfeld and Kinser prepared for a titanic battle on the point.  Kinser got the jump on the start but Westerfeld flexed his muscle early by blitzing back past Kinser and opening a short lead.


Just as the field began to spread out, working lap #4, Westerfeld caught the berm on the inside of turn 4.  His car bicycled and came down awkwardly on the right front, pitching the car into a soft "tommy tipover".  The rest of the field did a great job of missing him and there was enough damage that he was unable to continue.


Back under green, it was Jordan Kinser who had inherited the lead and opened up a quick lead as BOSS star Carmen Perigo from Stoystown, Pennsylvania was the closest car in pursuit.  Fourth starting Logan Jarret closed up on Perigo and the pair ran side by side battling for most of the race.  Perigo working the bottom to perfection while Jarrett was braving the high side.  


A pair of 8th row car #44 starters were the men on the move.  Fifteenth starting Dickie Ganies and 16th starting Michael Fischesser both stormed through the field with Fischesser edging Gaines for the "Hard Charger" award.  


The race stayed clean and green over the last 21 laps with Kinser stretching his lead with a decisive victory.  Jarrett was able to dispatch Perigo to 3rd and claim the runner-up spot.  Drew Abel and Landon Simon completed the top 5.  Rounding out the top 10 were Scotty Weir, Fischesser, Gaines, Dustin Smith and Garrett Abrams.


The BOSS series wishes to thank the fans for coming out to support the event and to Lawrenceburg Speedway and their staff for a great night of racing.  Up next for BOSS is the "Jack Hewitt Classic" at Waynesfield Raceway Park this Saturday, August 5th paying $3,000 to win and $300 to start.


Box Score


Total Car Count:36


DRC Chassis - Heat #1 (8 Laps, top 4 transfer, top 2 redraw)
1. 6-Scotty Weir{8] ;  2. 29-Logan Jarrett[9] ;  3. 21x-Tony DiMattia[1] ;  4. 53-Steve Little[3] ;  5. 19-Matt Cooley[2] ;  6. 3-Joe Butera[5] ;  7. 14-Chad Wilson[7] ;  8. 21M-Chris Olding[6] ;  9. 41-Cole Ketcham[4]

Lias Tire / American Racer - Heat
#2 (8 Laps, top 4 transfer, top 2 redraw)
1. 89-Shawn Westerfeld[4] ;  2. 76-J.J. Hughes[1] ;  3. 77-Dustin Smith[3] ;  4. 9G-Cody Gardner[9] ;  5. 71B-Braxton Cummings[5] ;  6. 87-Paul Dues[2] ;  7. 96-Riley VanHise[6] ;  8. 71-Dwayne Spille[8] ;  9. 5-Bob McMillin[7]

Hoosier Race Tire - Heat
#3 (8 Laps, top 4 transfer, top 2 redraw)
1. 21-Carmen Perigo[2] ;  2. 70-Jordan Kinser[4] ;  3. 08-Andy Feil[1] ;  4. 44-Dickie Gaines[5] ;  5. 4J-Justin Owen[7] ;  6. 31L-Buddy Lowther[9] ;  7. 51-Curtis Muhlenkamp[3] ;  8. 7M-Tony McVey[6] ;  9. 25-Eric Semple[DNS]

TCB Speed - Heat
#4 (8 Laps, top 4 transfer, top 2 redraw)
1. 04-Drew Abel[2] ;  2. 24-Landon Simon[7] ;  3. 32-Garrett Abrams[4] ;  4. 44s-Michael Fischesser[9] ;  5. 5J-Joss Moffatt[5] ;  6. 74-Tony Main[3] ;  7. 91x-Aaron Middaugh[8] ;  8. 82-Mike Miller[6] ;  9. Tyler Kendall[1]

B-Main 1 (10 Laps, top
3 transfer)
1. 41-Cole Ketcham[9] ;  2. 14-Chad Wilson[5] ;  3. 19-Matt Cooley[1] ;  4. 7M-Tony McVey[8] ;  5. 51-Curtis Muhlenkamp[6] ;  6. 4J-Justin Owen[2] ;  7. 21M-Chris Olding[7] ;  8. 3-Joe Butera[3] ;  9. 31L-Buddy Lowther[4] ;  10. 20K-Tyler Kendall[DNS]

B-Main 2 (10 Laps, top
3 transfer)
1. 5J-Joss Moffatt[2] ;  2. 74-Tony Main[4] ;  3. 71B-Braxton Cummings[1] ;  4. 87-Paul Dues[3] ;  5. 82-Mike Miller[8] ;  6. 96-Riley VanHise[5] ;  7. 71-Dwayne Spille[7] ;  8. 91x-Aaron Middaugh[6] ;  9. 5-Bob McMillin[9] ; 10. 25-Eric Semple[10]

A-Main 1 (25 Laps)
1. 70-Jordan Kinser[2] ;  2. 29-Logan Jarrett[4] ;  3. 21-Carmen Perigo[3] ;  4. 04-Drew Abel[5] ;  5. 24-Landon Simon[6] ;  6. 6-Scotty Weir[7] ;  7. 44s-Michael Fischesser[16] ;  8. 44-Dickie Gaines[15] ;  9. 77-Dustin Smith[10] ;  10. 32-Garrett Abrams[12] ;  11. 76-J.J. Hughes[8] ;  12. 5J-Joss Moffatt[18] ;  13. 21x-Tony DiMattia[9] ;  14. 14-Chad Wilson[19] ;  15. 53-Steve Little[13] ;  16. 9G-Cody Gardner[14] ;  17. 08-Andy Feil[11] ;  18. 74-Tony Main[20] ;  19. 71B-Braxton Cummings[22] ;  20. 89-Shawn Westerfeld[1] ;  21. 41-Cole Ketcham[17] ;  22. 19-Matt Cooley[21]

 

Hard Charger Award - The Bridge Restaurant ; Sidney, OH - 44s-Fischesser

Hard Luck Award - J.F. Construction ; Bucyrus, OH – 4J - Owen

Lucky Pill Draw Award - Apple Metal Polishing ; Eldorodo, OH - 89-Westerfeld

Perseverance Award - All Pro Cylinder Heads ; Johnstown, OH - 44 -Fischesser

Steel Block Award - Cowen Truck Line ; Perrysville, OH - 51-Muhlenkamp

Sweet Move Award - McMillin Apiaries ; Wampum, PA –  9G-Gardner

American Racer Tire Award - 21-Perigo

Hoosier Race Tire Award - 29-Jarrett

 

 

Cottle Claims Route 44 Speedway Win


It had been three years since Liberty, Indiana heard the roar of the ferocious horsepower of a field of sprint cars.  Last night, the Rick's Trucks & Equipment BOSS tour brought the wicked machines to the newly renamed Route 44 Speedway for the first time ever under new promoter Shawn Crouch.


Like the 2014 event, the stands were filled to near capacity and an identical car count of 35 traditional sprints signed in for competition.  The new staff at Route 44 provided and exceptional racing surface and the fans were treated to 4 stacked heat race events, a pair of 10 lap B-Main events and a great 22 car / 25 lap main event.


Heat races were won by Michael Fischesser, Dave Darland, Kyle Simon and Matt Westfall.  The pair of B-Mains found 2014 tour champion Mike "The Magic Man" Miller and local favorite Brandon Whited picking up the wins.  Following heat race action, the top 2 from each heat race redrew for starting spots in the main event.  Aaron Middaugh of Polk, Ohio ran second in heat #1 and drew the pole position with Kyle Simon starting alongside.  Eventual winner Shane Cottle would start from the 5th spot.


At the drop of starter Tim Montgomery's green flag, 22 drivers rocketed into the Union County night with images of victory lane on their mind.  Middaugh, who is the only driver to enter every BOSS race in history, set out to lead lap number one.  The first of 2 caution flag's flew with only one lap complete for a spinning car.


On the restart, the "People's Champ" Dave Darland flirted with disaster on the high side to sweep past Middaugh and lead lap #2.  Fifth starting Shane Cottle was quickly into the runner-up spot and in pursuit.  Just when it appeared that Darland had clear sailing, mechanical gremlins caught up with him in the Hery #40 and he coasted into the infield on lap 6 just as the race's second and final caution flew for another spinning car.


With 19 laps remaining, "The Throttle" Shane Cottle would bring the field back to green.  The 20 cars remaining on the track ran the remainder of the race caution free with some wheel to wheels battles on the tight confines of Route 44 Speedway.  Fans were treated with a display of drivers dancing on the ragged edge, wheeling through ruts with half the field on the wall and half the field doing the high speed ballet on the bottom.


Michael Fischesser, who sits 3rd in BOSS points, was the man on the move late.  After starting 6th, it took him a few laps to get going, but he was the fastest car on the track in the closing laps.  But Cottle worked traffic masterfully and managed, more than once, to use the Route 44 turn 4 wall like a cushion to propel down the track.


At the stripe, Cottle held off Fischesser's charge with Cole Ketcham running a great race to come home 3rd.  Point leader Justin Owen finished 4th with Matt Westfall completing the top 5.  The balance of the top 10 were Carmen Perigo, Dustin Smith, Aaron Middaugh, Chad Wilson and Garret Abrams who got the "Hard Charger" Award.


The series moves on the Lawrenceburg Speedway tonight for the "Jason Soudrette Memorial".  We encourage fans to come out and support us in honoring one of the original BOSS drivers and one of the nicest drivers you could ever have hoped to know.




BOSS Prepares for Hoosier State Double

One of the most highly anticipated weekends of the year is upon us for the Rick's Trucks and Equipment BOSS sprint car tour.  Friday night, the last true outlaws of the dirt tracks will make a return to Route 44 Speedway in Liberty, Indiana.  The series last competed there in 2014 when Logan Hupp defeated Kevin Thomas Jr. in an epic slide job duel through traffic.  On Saturday, the series will move on to the much anticipated Jason Soudrette Memorial event at Lawrenceburg Speedway in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.

Fresh off his 3rd career BOSS win and second of the season, Justin Owen of Harrison, Ohio has taken over the points lead.  Dustin Smith of Russiaville, Indiana had a rough night at the last event and fell to second in the standings after leading most of the year.  Michael Fischesser, Chad Wilson and Steve Little round out the top 5 in the current driver standings.  

Both events are expected to draw large fields of cars.  The BOSS event at Route 44 Speedway in 2014 drew 35 entries.  The track was then known as Whitewater Valley Speedway.  This May, BOSS had 41 cars in the pit area at Lawrenceburg Speedway when after the fifth heat race, mother nature decided to end the evening early.  Officials anticipate similar fields at this weekend's events.

Saturday night's race at Lawrenceburg will be in honor of one of the first ever BOSS drivers who was also a regular competitor at Lawrenceburg.  Jason Soudrette was in the very first BOSS event at Atomic Speedway in Ohio back in 2011.  He ran various other events with the tour as he battled leukemia.  Sadly, Jason passed away from complications but his father has kept the JSR #44 in competition and the car will once again be in the field this Saturday night.  

At Route 44 Speedway on Friday night, pit gates will be open all day for teams traveling to the event.  Hot laps will begin at 7 with racing promptly at 8 pm.  Adult general admission is $15 with seniors and students admitted for $13.  Kids ages 8-13 are just $8 while 7 and under is free of charge.  All pit passes are $30.  For team competing, there will be fuel available at the track and NO mufflers are required for this event.  Pill draw will close at 6:45.

On Saturday at Lawrenceburg, again, the pit area will be open all day for the convenience of the teams.  The pit area will be cleared at 3:45 and official pit gate opens at 4 pm.  General admission gates open at 5 with hot laps at 6 and racing at 7 pm.  Adult general admission is $17 with kids ages 7-12 just $7 while children 6 and under are free.  All Pit passes are $30.  For teams competing, there will be fuel at the track and mufflers ARE REQUIRED for this event.  Pill draw will close at 5:45.  

Both of this weekend's events are the standard BOSS purse of $1,500 to win with $250 to start the A-Main and $100 tow money to any team not starting the main event.  For any further questions, please contact BOSS at sprinter14@hotmail.com or phone 740-703-3768.


The official host hotel for the weekend is the Riverside Inn in Lawrenceburg conveniently located close to the track.  Rooms are available for the teams and fans for $65 per night by asking for the "BOSS Racers Discount".  Please call 812-537-4441 to make a reservation.

Title Sponsor:

Rick's Trucks & Equipment ; Kenton, Ohio


Heat race pay is provided by the following sponsors:

Heat #1:  DRC Chassis of Indianapolis, IN

Heat #2:  Lias Tire / American Racer

Heat #3:  Hoosier Race Tires

Heat #4:  TCB Speed Equipment


Bonus Awards Provided by the following sponsors:

Hard Charger Award $50 - The Bridge Restaurant ; Sidney, Ohio

Hard Luck Award $50 - J F Construction ; Bucyrus, Ohio

Steel Block Award $50 - Cowen Truck Lines ; Perrysville, Ohio

Perseverance Award $50 - All Pro Cylinder Heads ; Johnstown, Ohio

Lucky Pill Draw Award $50 - Apple Metal Polishing ; Eldorodo, Ohio

Sweet Move of the race $25 - McMillin Apiaries ; Wampum, Pennsylvania


Special thanks to additional sponsors who help provide the top 15 points teams tow money which include:

The Blue Room Restaurant ; Kirby, Ohio

Cooley Cabinets ; Greenville, Ohio

Griff's Racing Engines ; Sandusky, Ohio

FAST Signs ; Dayton, Ohio

Southeast Harley Davidson ; Cleveland, Ohio

Superior Bearing & Supply ; Bradenton, Florida

 

 

 

Owen Tames Waynesfield, Grabs Second BOSS Win of Season

 
photo credit J&T Photos

Coming into the evening at Waynesfield Raceway Park, Harrison, Ohio’s Justin Owen had one goal in mind which was to Win. That he did. Owen mastered the top side of a slick, tricky WRP curb and found his way to his second triumph of the season and his third career series win as a part of the 7th Annual Dick Spencer Memorial at the Waynesfield, Ohio 1/3 mile facility.


The 21 year old also knew coming into the one off weekend for the Rick’s Truck and Equipment Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series that he had some work to do in hopes of claiming his first career Series Championship in this 2017 season. Starting 4th in American Racer/Lias Tire Heat 2 Owen powered to a 2nd place finish behind Paul Dues to begin his night. He would draw the 2 pill in the redraw and start outside Pole for the 25 Lap A-Main. Right away in the main event, Owen took the top side starting spot to his advantage and led all 25 laps and held off a yellow flag with 9 to go to claim his third series Victory. Owen came into the evening sitting 2nd in Series points 57 behind leader and 2012 Series Champion Dustin Smith.


Smith meanwhile started 11th and Finished 18th in the Feature event. Along with his 3rd place Heat finish, Smith scored 179 points in on track action tonight. Cincinnati, Ohio’s Michael Fischesser came into the evening 3rd in Series points and finished 1st in his heat race and made a late charge to finish 5th in the A-Main. With his finishes tonight, Fischesser grabbed 230 points towards his title fight. Steve Little, currently 5th in BOSS Points recorded his career best finish by putting his 53 machine into the 4th spot once the checkers flew.


Overall 33 Non Wing Sprints helped pack the pits and in the end it was a BOSS Regular Justin Owen stealing the thunder from the Waynesfield regulars.


The BOSS Sprints are back in action with a doubleheader in the Hoosier State July 28th at Route 44 Speedway in Liberty, Indiana on Friday night and then move on a night later to the legendary Lawrenceburg Speedway one evening later on July 29th for two great evenings of Sprint Car racing in Indiana.

 

DRC Chassis Heat 1 - (8 Laps, Top 4 Transfer-Top 2 Redraw)
1. 18-Todd Keen[2] ; 2. 96-Riley VanHise[1] ; 3. 9G-Cody Gardner[5] ; 4. 24L-Lee Underwood[4] ; 5. 54-Matt Westfall[6] ; 6. 9N-Luke Hall[9] ; 7. 74-Drew Rader[7] ; 8. 3-Joe Butera[3] ; 9. 08-Andy Feil[8]

American Racer/Lias Tire Heat 2 - (8 Laps, Top 4 Transfer-Top 2 Redraw)
1. 87-Paul Dues[2] ; 2. 4J-Justin Owen[4] ; 3. 24P-Nick Bilbee[5] ; 4. 19-Matt Cooley[8] ; 5. 32-Garrett Abrams[7] ; 6. 14-Chad Wilson[6] ; 7. 5-Bob McMillin[1] ; 8. 51-Curtis Muhlenkamp[3]

Hoosier Racing Tire Heat 3 - (8 Laps, Top 4 Transfer-Top 2 Redraw)
1. 44-Michael Fischesser[3] ; 2. 53-Steve Little[1] ; 3. 77-Dustin Smith[4] ; 4. 9x-Cooper Clouse[2] ; 5. 91X-Aaron Middaugh[7] ; 6. 69R-Dallas Hewitt[8] ; 7. e99-Gage Etgen[5] ; 8. 21-Travis Hery[6]

TCB Speed Heat 4 - (8 Laps, Top 4 Transfer-Top 2 Redraw)
1. 23S-Kyle Simon[1] ; 2. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[8] ; 3. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[2] ; 4. 42-Ty Tilton[3] ; 5. 82-Mike Miller[5] ; 6. 5A-Toby Alfrey[6] ; 7. 31L-Buddy Lowther[4] ; 8. 17-Kevin Myers[7]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer)
1. 69R-Dallas Hewitt[4] ; 2. 54-Matt Westfall[1] ; 3. 9N-Luke Hall[3] ; 4. 74-Drew Rader[5] ; 5. e99-Gage Etgen[6] ; 6. 21-Travis Hery[8] ; 7. 3-Joe Butero[7] ; 8. 91X-Aaron Middaugh[2] ; 9. 08-Andy Feil[9]

B-Main 2 - (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer)
1. 14-Chad Wilson[3] ; 2. 82-Mike Miller[2] ; 3. 32-Garrett Abrms[1] ; 4. 31L-Buddy Lowther[6] ; 5. 5A-Toby Alfrey[4] ; 6. 51-Curtis Muhlenkamp[7] ; 7. 5-Bob McMillin[5] ; 8. 17-Kevin Myers[8]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)
1. 4J-Justin Owen[2] ; 2. 87-Paul Dues[1] ; 3. 9x-Cooper Clouse[15] ; 4. 53-Steve Little[4] ; 5. 44-Michael Fischesser[8] ; 6. 54-Matt Westfall[19] ; 7. 69R-Dallas Hewitt[17] ; 8. 18-Todd Keen[6] ; 9. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[7] ; 10. 23S-Kyle Simon[5] ; 11. 24P-Nick Bilbee[10] ; 12. 19-Matt Cooley[14] ; 13. 24L-Lee Underwood[13] ; 14. 9G-Cody Gardner[9] ; 15. 14-Chad Wilson[18] ; 16. 82-Mike Miller[20] ; 17. 9N-Luke Hall[21] ; 18. 77-Dustin Smith[11] ; 19. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[12] ; 20. 32-Garrett Abrams[22] ; 21. 42-Ty Tilton[16] ; 22. 96-Riley VanHise[3]


Bonus Award Winners:

Hoosier Race Tire Bonus - Free tire:  Cooper Clouse

American Racer Bonus - Free Tire:  Justin Owen

The Bridge Restaurant - Hard Charger Award:  Matt Westfall

Apple Metal Polishing - Lucky Pill Draw:  Andy Feil

All Pro Cylinder Heard - Perseverance Award:  Luke Hall

McMillin Apiaries - Sweet Move of the Night:  Cody Gardner

J F Construction - Hard Luck Award:  Jeremy Shambaugh


 

 

BOSS Set to Challenge WRP Regulars

With the 2017 tour at the halfway mark, the Rick's Trucks & Equipment BOSS tour points chase is heating up.  This weekend, the touring stars will face one of their toughest tasks.  The always stout Waynesfield Raceway Park weekly drivers are poised to defend their home turf from the invading outlaws in the 7th annual Dick Spencer Memorial.

As always when BOSS and WRP join together, a very large field of cars is expected.  Dustin Smith of Russiaville, Indiana currently sits atop the BOSS standings with Justin Owen, Michael Fischesser, Chad Wilson and Steve Little rounding out the top 5.  Luke Hall currently holds a slim lead over Dallas Hewitt in the Waynesfield standings and they will be tough to beat on their home track!

This is one event you do not want to miss.  In addition to the BOSS traditional sprint cars, mini sprints, modifieds, compacts and trucks will all be in action.  General admission is just $15 with kids ages 11-16 just $6 and kids 10 and under are free.  Pit passes are $30.  General admission gates will open at 4 pm with hot laps at 6 and racing at 7 pm.

For teams competing at WRP, pit gates will open at 3 pm.  There are NO MUFFLERS required for this event.  We will be using the yellow transponders and they are available to rent for $10.  Fuel and parts will be available at the track. 

The BOSS series wishes to thank all of our supporters who do so much to make this series possible.  Especially the sponsors who help cover the heat race money, bonus money and tow money!  We look forward to seeing everyone this weekend.

 

Title Sponsor:

Rick's Trucks & Equipment ; Kenton, Ohio

Heat race pay is provided by the following sponsors:

Heat #1:  DRC Chassis of Indianapolis, IN

Heat #2:  Lias Tire / American Racer

Heat #3:  Hoosier Race Tires

Heat #4:  TCB Speed Equipment


Bonus Awards Provided by the following sponsors:

Hard Charger Award $50 - The Bridge Restaurant ; Sidney, Ohio

Hard Luck Award $50 - J F Construction ; Bucyrus, Ohio

Steel Block Award $50 - Cowen Truck Lines ; Perrysville, Ohio

Perseverance Award $50 - All Pro Cylinder Heads ; Johnstown, Ohio

Lucky Pill Draw Award $50 - Apple Metal Polishing ; Eldorodo, Ohio

Sweet Move of the race $25 - McMillin Apiaries ; Wampum, Pennsylvania


Special thanks to additional sponsors who help provide the top 15 points teams tow money which include:

The Blue Room Restaurant ; Kirby, Ohio

Cooley Cabinets ; Greenville, Ohio

Griff's Racing Engines ; Sandusky, Ohio

FAST Signs ; Dayton, Ohio

Southeast Harley Davidson ; Cleveland, Ohio

Superior Bearing & Supply ; Bradenton, Florida




Mike Miller Takes BOSS
Victory At PPMS

Imperial, PA (July 1)  Mike Miller earned the victory as the Rick’s Trucks and Equipment Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series visited Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway on Saturday night.  It was the landmark event number 100 at the track for the open sprint division since the first event in 1979.

A field of 24 entries were divided into three qualifying heats, that were won by Mike Miller, Carmen Perigo, and Dustin Smith.  The top three finishers from each heat redrew for the top nine positions in the feature, with Joe Butera and Justin Owen receiving front row starting positions. 

Owen took the lead at the green flag, leading over Butera, Matt Cooley, Paul Dues, and Miller.  Working lap 1, Vince Daughery took a hard flip in turn two, as his car tumbled over the outside wall and out of the track. 

When racing resumed, Owen took off in the lead and distanced himself from the field.  Butera held second for a lap before Cooley passed him on lap 3.  Seventh starting Carmen Perigo passed Butera for third on lap 5, and passed Cooley for second on lap 7.  The large lead of Owen was wiped out by a Riley VanHise spin on lap 9. 

Back to green, Miller passed Perigo for second and closed on Owen.  He looked high on lap 11 and low on lap 12, but lost ground with his second attempt to pass.  Smith got faster as the race progressed, as he passed Perigo for third on lap 15.  Sixth running Cooley spun in turn four to bring out what would be the final caution period of the event.

On the single file restart, Miller moved to the high side entering turn one.  Getting a good run off of the high side, Miller blasted around the outside of Owen to take the lead on lap 18.  Owen and Smith swapped second on lap 20, but Smith made the pass the next time by to take second.  Smith then closed in on Miller in the closing laps using the outside groove.  But eighth starting Miller used the low groove to perfection over the closing laps to take the win over Smith.  Early leader Owen rounded out the podium in third.  Perigo was fourth, as Paul Dues ran a solid race for fifth.  Butera, 14th starting Michael Fischesser, Chad Wilson, Gale Ruth, Jr., and Cody Gardner rounded out the top ten.

Results for Saturday, July 1, 2017
 
Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series
Feature results with finish position, start position, car number, and driver.
1, 8, 82, Mike Miller
2, 6, 77, Dustin Smith
3, 2, 4J, Justin Owen
4, 7, 21, Carmen Perigo
5, 4, 87, Paul Dues
6, 1, 3, Joe Butera
7, 14, 44, Michael Fischesser
8, 10, 14, Chad Wilson
9, 11, 5X, Gale Ruth, Jr.
10, 5, 9G, Cody Gardner
11, 17, 53, Steve Little
12, 9, 91X, Aaron Middaugh
13, 16, 86, Rick Holley
14, 15, 5, Bob McMillin
15, 20, 8, Joe Sylvester
16, 18, 96, Riley VanHise
17, 19, 5K, Jeremy Kornbau
18, 23, 31L, Buddy Lowther
19, 3, 19, Matt Cooley
20, 13, 08, Andy Feil
21, 21, 331, Nevan O'Donnell
22, 12, 27, Vince Daugherty
23, 22, 97, Scott Hardman
Did not start, 51, Curtis Muhlenkamp
 
Heat 1
1, 1, 82, Mike Miller
2, 2, 4J, Justin Owen
3, 6, 9G, Cody Gardner
4, 3, 14, Chad Wilson
5, 4, 08, Andy Feil
6, 5, 86, Rick Holley
7, 8, 5K, Jeremy Kornbau
8, 7, 97, Scott Hardman
 
Heat 2
1, 2, 21, Carmen Perigo
2, 1, 91X, Aaron Middaugh
3, 4, 19, Matt Cooley
4, 6, 5X, Gale Ruth, Jr.
5, 5, 44, Michael Fischesser
6, 7, 53, Steve Little
7, 3, 8, Joe Sylvester
Did not start, 51, Curtis Muhlenkamp
 
Heat 3
1, 4, 77, Dustin Smith
2, 1, 3, Joe Butera
3, 2, 87, Paul Dues
4, 6, 27, Vince Daugherty
5, 5, 5, Bob McMillin
6, 7, 96, Riley VanHise
7, 8, 331, Nevan O'Donnell
8, 3, 31L, Buddy Lowther

 

6-30 LERNERVILLE

Having come so close in two previous chances at winning a Buckeye Ohio Sprint Series event at Lernerville in previous years, including two runner-up performances, AJ Flick seemed to be once again a favorite for a podium finish on Friday night.  And from the start of the 25 lap main event, Flick was not only a front runner, but quickly put the field behind him in dominant fashion. The young Winged Sprint Car pilot put all but seven cars at least a lap down, looking like a driver who had been driving a Non-Winged car for years on end en route to his first career win in BOSS Series action. 

Gale Ruth Jr. and Arnie Kent paced the 22 car field to the initial green flag, however not even a lap into the main event the red flag came out as Matt Cooley and Mike Miller found themselves both on their side in turns three and four. Both drivers were able to get out of their cars under their own power.
When action resumed, Ruth got out to the early lead running the bottom to middle grove with Flick putting pressure on him almost immediately, coming forward in relentless fashion from his sixth starting spot. Flick made his move for the lead just before the five lap mark, putting Ruth and the rest of the field behind him while the caution flag came out for a Riley VanHise spin in turn two. 
 
Flick looked as if he'd been shot out of a cannon on the restart while behind him, Michael Fischesser began to challenge Ruth for second and Carmen Perigo surged forward from his seventh starting spot to take up the fourth position. Perigo managed to slide around both Fischesser and Ruth to take his place behind Flick who was running at a blistering pace out front.  But behind all of the action at the front of the field, 2016 winner Justin Owen and BOSS Series points leader Dustin Smith were maneuvering through the field with relative ease and charging toward the front with precision and purpose.
Owen started 13 on the grid and Smith had to race his way into the program from the back of the bmain, starting from 19th position,  and both looked as if they might find a way to hunt down Flick for the win as the laps wound down. Owen was able to make the most serious challenge as he slid Perigo for the second spot on lap 16. 

Owen was in desperate need of a caution though as Flick did not lose one bit of momentum dealing with lapped traffic, putting the car where he needed to while making it look easy.  Owen's wish was granted with 21 laps in the book when Joe Butera spun at the bottom of turn four. 

"I had so much unfinished business here from last year and I wasn't going to be very happy with myself if I couldn't pull it off," Flick said in victory lane.  "You just pretend you hear noises and drive the wheels off it, it's all you can do. I kind of have a little bit of an edge I think, to a degree, maybe not over the BOSS guys but I came from the street stocks and I more or less had to run it the same way that I did here.  I went into turn one in hot laps and the thing just pushed like a truck, we changed the car a bunch. I made some real key moves in hot laps to get to the lead in the feature and I was just able to hold them off from there.

BOSS Wingless Sprint Heat 1:
1. (91X) Aaron Middaugh, Polk, OH
2. (18) Arnie Kent, New Castle, PA
3. (23JR) Jack Sodeman Jr., North Jackson, OH
4. (82) Mike Miller, Wapakoneta, OH
5. (76) Davey Jones, Baden, PA
6. (31L) Buddy Lowther, Cincinnati, OH
7. (91) Sadie Siegel, Saxonburg, PA
DNS (77) Dustin Smith, Russiaville, IN
DNS (51) Curtis Muhlenkamp, Minster, OH

BOSS Wingless Sprint Heat 2:
1. (40) George Hobaugh, Chircora, PA
2. (44) Michael Fichesser, Cincinnati, OH
3. (42) Ty Tilton, Lima, OH
4. (4J) Justin Owen, Harrison, OH
5. (8) Joe Sylvester, Camfield, OH
6. (5K) Jeremy Kornbau, Hermitage, PA
7. (66K) Ken Rossey, Strattanville, PA
8. (86) Rick Holley, Nelsonville, OH

BOSS Wingless Sprint Heat 3:
1. (5X) Gale Ruth Jr., Pleasantville
2. (2) AJ Flick, Apollo, PA
3. (9G) Cody Gardner, Monroe, OH
4. (14) Chad Wilson, Toledo, OH
5. (5) Bob McMillin, Wampum, pA
6. (1) Ryan Fredricks, Hillsville, PA
7. (4K) Bill Kiley, Cabot, PA
8. (27) Zach Morrow, Mars, PA

BOSS Wingless Sprint Heat 4:
1. (53) Steve Little, Waynesfield, OH
2. (21) Carmen Perigo, Sotystown
3. (96) Ryan VanHise, Covington, OH
4. (19) Matt Cooley, Greenville, OH
5. (12) Darin Gallagher, Butler, PA
6. (08) Andy Feil, New Castle, PA
7. (3) Joe Butera, Wampum, PA
DNS (87) Paul Dues, Minster, OH


BOSS Wingless Sprints B-Main:
1. (77) Dustin Smith, Russiaville, IN
2. (12) Darin Gallagher, Butler
3. (87) Paul Dues, Minster, OH
4. (08) Andy Feil, New Castle, PA
5. (3) Joe Butera, Wampum, PA
6. (8) Joe Sylvester, Camfield, OH
7. (86) Rick Holley, Nelsonville, OH
8. (5) Bob McMillin, Wampum, PA
9. (31L) Buddy Lowther, Cincinnati, OH
10. (5K) Jeremy Kornbau, Hermitage, PA
11. (4K) Bill Kiley, Cabot, PA
12. (1) Ryan Fredricks, Hillsville, PA
13. (91) Sadie Siegel, Saxonburg, PA
14. (51) Curtis Muhlenkamp, Minster, OH
15. (66K) Ken Rossey, Strattanville, PA
DNS (27) Zach Morrow, Mars, PA


BOSS Wingless Sprint Feature: (25 Laps)
1. (2) AJ Flick, Apollo, PA
2. (4J) Justin Owen, Harrison, OH
3. (21) Carmen Perigo, Sotystown
4. (44) Michael Fichesser, Cincinnati, OH
5. (23JR) Jack Sodeman Jr., North Jackson, OH
6. (91X) Aaron Middaugh, Polk, OH
7. (77) Dustin Smith, Russiaville, IN
8. (9G) Cody Gardner, Monroe, OH
9. (5X) Gale Ruth Jr., Pleasantville, PA
10. (12) Darin Gallagher, Butler, PA
11. (42) Ty Tilton, Lima, OH
12. (40) George Hobaugh, Chircora, PA
13. (18) Arnie Kent, New Castle, PA
14. (08) Andy Feil, New Castle, PA
15. (53) Steve Little, Waynesfield, OH
16. (14) Chad Wilson, Toledo, OH
17. (3) Joe Butera, Wampum, PA
18. (8) Joe Sylvester, Camfield, OH
19. (96) Ryan VanHise, Covington, OH
20. (87) Paul Dues, Minster, OH
21. (82) Mike Miller, Wapakoneta, OH
22. (19) Matt Cooley, Greenville, OH


BOSS Gears Up for Keystone Doubleheader

 

The Rick's Truck & Equipment BOSS tour prepares to head east this weekend for another doubleheader weekend.  Friday night, June 30th, will find the last true outlaws of the dirt tracks competing on the historic Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania.  One night later, the stars and cars of the series will move on to the "Monster" Half Mile, Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway near Imperial. 

It will be a Hoosier that will lead the Buckeye tour into the Keystone state.  Russiaville, Indiana's Dustin Smith sits atop the point standings.  However, the car owner and team are local to this weekend's events.  Smith pilots the #77 Dom's Gulf entry owned by Pittsburgh native Lou Gagliardi and they were the winners of the 2016 BOSS race at PPMS.  They will certainly be geared up for this big weekend in hopes of repeating that success and increasing their points lead.

Harrison, Ohio driver, Justin Owen, is currently second in points and already has a win on the tour this season.  Owen scored his first career victory with BOSS one year ago at Lernerville in dramatic fashion charging from 3rd to first in the final 2 laps.  Right behind Owen is Toledo, Ohio's Chad Wilson who sits 3rd and is quietly having the best year of his BOSS career.  Wilson and 4th place Michael Fischesser, from Cincinnati, Ohio, are both knocking on the door of their first tour wins and both will be contenders this weekend.  Rounding out the top 5 is another driver having his best BOSS season to date, Steve Little of Waynesfield, Ohio.

Rounding out the current top 10 are Aaron Middaugh from Polk, Ohio who sits sixth.  Cody Gardner from Monroe, Ohio is in 7th place with Paul Dues of Minster, Ohio in 8th.  Kirk Jeffries of Westerville, Ohio is a former winner at Pittsburgh and he sits 9th in the standings.  Tied for the 10th spot are Wapakoneta's Mike Miller and Greenville's Matt Cooley.  Other drivers expected to be on hand include Joe Butera, Riley VanHise, Bob McMillin, Buddy Lowther, Curtis Muhlenkamp, Carmen Perigo, Andy Feil, and Rick Holley.  In all, there are 18 full time teams on the BOSS tour and many local teams are always brave enough to pull off the wings when BOSS rolls into PA!

Friday at Lernerville, the gates will open at 5 pm with hot laps scheduled for 6:30 and racing at 7:30.  Pit passes will be $30 while adult general admission is $14.  Seniors are just $10 while Kids ages 11-17 are $7 and 10 and under free. 

Saturday at Pittsburgh, pit gates will be open all day for the BOSS travelers.  General admission gates will open at 5 pm.  Hot laps will be at 6 pm with racing at 7 pm.  Pit passes are $40 with adult general admission $20.  Seniors are $19 with kids ages 13-16 at $10, kids 6-12 are $5 and 5 and under are free.  To offset the higher cost of the show, the PPMS event will pay $300 to start the A-Main with the BOSS full time teams on the tow money deal getting $325 to start.

For teams competing this weekend, NO MUFFLERS are required at either track.  Transponders are being provided by Precise Racing of Sarver, PA.  Please thank Brett Neupert of Precise for always taking care of us with free transponder help!  Precise will have Hoosier tires and fuel for sale.  He will be staying open late Friday so you can purchase your fuel for Saturday.  Also, TCB Speed will be on hand with American Racer tires and to help with any other parts needs.

The official host hotel of the weekend is the Comfort Inn at 180 Gamma Drive in Pittsburgh.  It is conveniently located right on 28 between the tracks with ample parking for race rigs.  Please ask for the BOSS Racers Rate of $99 when you call in at 412-963-0600.  Fans are also welcome to use the hotel discount.

The BOSS series wishes to thank all of our supporters who do so much to make this series possible.  Especially the sponsors who help cover the heat race money, bonus money and tow money!  We look forward to seeing everyone this weekend.

 

Title Sponsor:

Rick's Trucks & Equipment ; Kenton, Ohio


Heat race pay is provided by the following sponsors:

Heat #1:  DRC Chassis of Indianapolis, IN

Heat #2:  Lias Tire / American Racer

Heat #3:  Hoosier Race Tires

Heat #4:  TCB Speed Equipment


Bonus Awards Provided by the following sponsors:

Hard Charger Award $50 - The Bridge Restaurant ; Sidney, Ohio

Hard Luck Award $50 - J F Construction ; Bucyrus, Ohio

Steel Block Award $50 - Cowen Truck Lines ; Perrysville, Ohio

Perseverance Award $50 - All Pro Cylinder Heads ; Johnstown, Ohio

Lucky Pill Draw Award $50 - Apple Metal Polishing ; Eldorodo, Ohio

Sweet Move of the race $25 - McMillin Apiaries ; Wampum, Pennsylvania


Special thanks to additional sponsors who help provide the top 15 points teams tow money which include:

The Blue Room Restaurant ; Kirby, Ohio

Cooley Cabinets ; Greenville, Ohio

Griff's Racing Engines ; Sandusky, Ohio

FAST Signs ; Dayton, Ohio

Southeast Harley Davidson ; Cleveland, Ohio

Superior Bearing & Supply ; Bradenton, Florida

Smith Takes BOSS All Time Win Lead at PRP

A very warm, late spring night greeted the stars and cars of the Rick's Trucks & Equipment BOSS sprint car series at Portsmouth Raceway Park Saturday night.  A fantastic crowd packed in to see an action packed show with 5 divisions of racing and to see BOSS history made as Dustin Smith claimed his 7th career tour victory to move into the #1 position.  He was driving the Lou Gagliardi, Dom's Gulf #77 and now holds a solid lead in the 2017 standings.

Twenty-one traditional sprint cars were represented among the more than 120 total race cars present.  Three preliminary heat races were won by Kody Swanson, Dustin Smith and Steve Little who scored his first career tour heat race win.  The top 3 finishers in each heat race were in a random redraw for the top 9 starting spots in the main event.  Kingsburg, California driver Kody Swanson drew the #1 starting spot with Wampum, Pennsylvania's Joe Butera drawing the #2.  Most likely the first time in the history of Portsmouth Raceway Park to have a California / Pennsylvania front row!

At the drop of starter Bob Smith's green flag, Swanson rocketed to a quick early lead.  Third starting Justin Owen and 5th starting Dustin Smith were in hot pursuit early with Cody Gardner and Steve Little completing the early top 5.  Smith quickly slipped past Owen working lap 3 and set sail for the lead and BOSS history.  By lap #9, Smith was working the bottom to perfection and was able to slip by Swanson who was committed to the top of the race track. 

The race appeared to be going to run caution free for the 2nd straight night as action stayed clean and green to the halfway point where it was Smith, Swanson, Owen, Little and now 9th starting Chad Wilson sneaking into the top 5.  Working lap #16, Wilson was able to get by Little with a charging Michael Fischesser from his 11th starting spot now charging hard and about to get into the top 5.

Then, working lap #20, Curtis Muhlenkamp had something break on his car as he rounded the 3rd and 4th turns.  In an attempt to get off the racing surface, Muhlenkamp pulled into the path of the charging Fischesser and the resulting tangle would eliminate both drivers and bring out the first of 2 cautions.  Three laps later, the race's second caution flew for a minor incident involving Andy Feil, Buddy Lowther and Jay Dunaway with only Lowther unable to continue.

A two lap shootout found Smith too strong and holding on to claim his seventh BOSS win with Justin Owen slipping past Swanson for the runner-up spot.  Chad Wilson and Steve Little completed the top 5.  Aaron Middaugh, Matt Cooley, Paul Dues, Cody Gardner and Riley VanHise rounded out the top 10.

The BOSS teams now have a few weeks off.  The tour returns to action with yet another doubleheader weekend on Friday, June 30th at Lernerville Speedway and Saturday, July 1st at Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway.  Details will be announced early next week for those events.

 

Cottle cashes in, claims 3rd career BOSS Win

Limaland Motorsports Park welcomed the fans, drivers, and teams through the gates Friday night as the Keysor family honored their own with the 16th Annual Keysor Memorial. The Rick's Truck and Equipment B.O.S.S. Non Wing Sprints made their annual trek to Limaland with Shane Cottle picking up the win in Paul Hazen's No. 57. The Win for Cottle gives him his third career B.O.S.S. victory. He is now tied for 7th on the all-time Wins list.

A solid 37 Sprint cars filled the Lima, Ohio tracks pit area as night one of a doubleheader weekend for the BOSS Sprint machines. Fans were excited to see non-wing sprint car action hit the track again and did so with 5 Heat races and 2 B-Main events before the main event.

The Ricks Truck and Equipment BOSS Non Wing Sprint Cars for their 25 lap feature event would have 23 cars start the A Main, with the event going green to checkered. Shane Cottle would lead from wire to wire but felt a last lap charge from Tipp City, Ohio's Landon Simon in the Mt Baker Vapor No. 24.  No. 23s Kyle Simon would be third, No 77 Dustin Smith finished 4th, and Toledo Ohio's Chad Wilson completed the top 5.  Heat Races were won by No. 42 Ty Tilton, Cottle, No. 9N Luke Hall, Landon Simon, and No. 74 Drew Rader.  B Mains were won by No. 69 Dallas Hewitt, and No. 21 Kody Swanson.


Ricks Truck and Equipment B.O.S.S. Non Wing Sprints
Heat 1 -  (8 Laps - Top 3 Transfer)
1. 42-Ty Tilton; 2.   23S-Kyle Simon; 3. 53-Steve Little; 4. 19-Matt Cooley; 5.    9G-Cody Gardner; 6. 69R-Dallas Hewitt ; 7. 44-Michael Fischesser; 8. 86-Rick Holley

Heat 2 -  (8 Laps - Top 3 Transfer)
1. 57-Shane Cottle; 2. 77-Dustin Smith; 3. 14-Chad Wilson; 4. 21K-Kody Swanson; 5. 4J-Justin Owen; 6. 96-Riley Vanhise; 7. 31L-Buddy Lowther; 8. 5-Bob McMillin

Heat 3 -  (8 Laps - Top 3 Transfer)
1. 9N-Luke Hall; 2. 89-Shawn Westerfeld; 3. 82-Mike Miller; 4.08-Andy Feil; 5.   18K-Todd Keen; 6. 21-Carmen Perigo; 7. 5A-Toby Alfrey

Heat 4 -  (8 Laps - Top 3 Transfer)
1. 24-Landon Simon; 2. 91X-Aaron Middaugh; 3.17-Kevin Myers; 4.87-Paul Dues; 5. 32M-Derek Hastings; 6. 39-Matt Goodnight; 7. 21H-Travis Hery

Heat 5 - Heat 5 (8 Laps - Top 3 Transfer)
1. 74-Drew Rader; 2. 54-Matt Westfall; 3.    2DI-Dustin Ingle; 4.   59J-Kirk Jeffries; 5. 2-Mike Galoajda; 6. 51-Curtis Muhlenkamp; 7. 3-Joe Butera

B-Main #1 -  (10 Laps - Top 4 Transfer)
1.   69R-Dallas Hewitt ; 2. 19-Matt Cooley; 3. 21-Carmen Perigo; 4. O8-Andy Feil; 5.    4J-Justin Owen; 6. 86-Rick Holley; 7. 51-Curtis Muhlenkamp; 8. 31L-Buddy Lowther; 9.   59J-Kirk Jeffries; 10.   32M-Derek Hastings; 11. 21H-Travis Hery

B-Main #2 -  (10 Laps - Top 4 Transfer)
1.   21K-Kody Swanson; 2. 44-Michael Fischesser; 3.   18K-Todd Keen; 4.    9G-Cody Gardner; 5. 2-Mike Galajda; 6. 39-Matt Goodnight; 7. 96-Riley Vanhise; 8. 87-Paul Dues; 9. 5A-Toby Alfrey; 10. 5-Bob Mcmillin; 11. 3-Joe Butera

A-Main -  (20 Laps) [#]-Starting Position
1. 57-Shane Cottle[1]; 2. 24-Landon Simon[2]; 3.   23S-Kyle Simon[4]; 4. 77-Dustin Smith[8]; 5. 14-Chad Wilson[12]; 6.   69R-Dallas Hewitt [16]; 7. 89-Shawn Westerfeld[3]; 8.   21K-Kody Swanson[17]; 9. 21-Carmen Perigo[20]; 10. 54-Matt Westfall[5]; 11. 44-Michael Fischesser[19]; 12. 18K-Todd Keen[21]; 13. 42-Ty Tilton[9]; 14. 74-Drew Rader[7]; 15. 9N-Luke Hall[10]; 16. 53-Steve Little[11]; 17.    91X-Aaron Middaugh[6]; 18. 9G-Cody Gardner[23]; 19. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[15]; 20. 82-Mike Miller[13]; 21. 19-Matt Cooley[18]; 22. O8-Andy Feil[22]; 23. 17-Kevin Myers[14]

Hard Charger Award - The Bridge Restaurant ; Sidney, OH - Carmen Perigo

Hard Luck Award - J.F. Construction ; Bucyrus, OH - Derek Hastings

Lucky Pill Draw Award - Apple Metal Polishing ; Eldorodo, OH - Matt Westfall

Perseverance Award - All Pro Cylinder Heads ; Johnstown, OH - Michael Fischesser

Steel Block Award - Cowen Truck Line ; Perrysville, OH - Carmen Perigo

Sweet Move Award - McMillin Apiaries ; Wampum, PA - Dustin Smith

Free American Racer Tire - Dustin Smith

Free Hoosier Racing Tire - Shane Cottle


The BOSS Series next event is Saturday June 10th at Portsmouth Raceway Park.

 

 

 

Story: Lou Long
Photo: Carbone Motorsports Photography


(Mercer, PA May 27, 2017): Former ARDC Midget driver Trevor Kobylarz scored his career first Sprint Car victory with the Rick's Truck & Equipment Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series at Mercer Raceway Park. The Birdsboro, PA native made a classic slide job in turn one following a restart to take the lead away from Justin Owen, who fought back valiantly but was never able to make a pass back for the win. “It has been about five years since I’ve raced here, since driving a Midget. It’s a fun little place to get around. I had a lot of fun tonight.” Kobylarz thought that his prior Midget experience on the tricky oval did not help all that much. “The sprint cars are a lot different,” he said. Kobylarz was pleased that he was able to get this win in this, his first full season in a traditional Sprint Car. “We’ve done this on and off for the last couple of years, but this is the first time that we have the resources to do the whole B.O.S.S. deal.” Kobylarz and Owen paced the twenty car field to the green for the much anticipated B.O.S.S. tours race. Kirk Jeffires, Dustin Smith, Michael Fischesser, and Carmen Perigo, Jr. occupied the second and third rows. At the start, Kobylarz had the advantage, but Owens swooped by, bringing Jeffires and Smith along. While Owens and Kobylarz diced for the lead, Smith moved into third. Meanwhile, Brandon Spithaler charged into sixth from eighth on the grid. A caution slowed the pace for Smith's uncharacteristic mistake in turn three. He spun on his own while racing in third. On the ensuing restart, Kobylarz made the winning pass on the inside of turn one. Owens stayed close the rest of the way, though, and had several shots at the young Pennsylvania pilot in the final stages of the contest. Kobylars had a slim three car length lead wiped away by a caution on lap fifteen, for a synchronized spin by Dustin Stroup and Cody Gardner in turn four. Neither driver was hurt, but they could not continue in the race. Another caution quickly followed on lap 16, when Matt Cooley came to a halt on the frontstrectch due to a broken shock. Despite that, he did soldier on for a couple more laps before the ill effects took their toll. The racers clicked off five laps before the next stoppage, which may have come at an opportune moment for the leader. Kobylarz was under heavy attack from Owens and Fischesser, as the three leaders had separated themselves from the rest of the pack. Three laps later, Kirk Jeffries struck the second turn wall with great force, bringing out a red flag to check on his medical condition. Fortunately, he was not hurt, but the car did sustain major damage. At the time, Jeffires was racing in the top five. The racers were given an open red to ensure that they would have sufficient fuel to go the distance. The final three laps were run without any interruptions. Kobylarz held his line, while Owen searched high and low for a quicker way around. He couldn't find one, however. Fischesser followed in third. Fourth went to Steve Little, and fifth to Joey Biasi, who came on in the late stages of the race. Gale Ruth, Jr. was the highest finishing local driver, in sixth. He came from deep in the field to garner that spot. Perigo crossed in seventh, followed by Smith coming back from the tail, Spithaler, and Aaron Middaugh. Heat winners were Owens, Perigo, and Kobylarz. The B Main winner was Andy Feil.

Heat Winners:
DRC Chassis Heat 1 - Justin Owen
American Racer/Lias Tire Heat 2 - Trevor Kobylarz
TCB Speed/Hoosier Racing Tire Heat 3 - Carmen Perigo


A-Main (25 Laps)
1. Trevor Kobylarz [1], 2. Justin Owen [2], 3. Michael Fischesser [3], 4. Steve Little [8], 5. Joey Biasi [12], 6. Gale Ruth Jr., [15], 7. Carmen Perigo [5], 8. Dustin Smith [3], 9. Brandon Spithaler [9], 10. Aaron Middaugh [11], 11. Paul Dues [19], 12. Mike Miller [13], 13. Joe Butera [20], 14. Chad Wilson [7], 15. Andy Feil [16], 16. Kirk Jeffries [4], 17. Matt Cooley [10], 18. Dustin Stroup [14] 19. Cody Gardner [18], 20. Jeremy Kornbau [17]

Hard Charger Award - The Bridge Restaurant ; Sidney, OH – Gale Ruth Jr

Hard Luck Award - J.F. Construction ; Bucyrus, OH – Kirk Jeffries

Lucky Pill Draw Award - Apple Metal Polishing ; Eldorodo, OH – Dustin Smith

Perseverance Award - All Pro Cylinder Heads ; Johnstown, OH – Andy Feil

Steel Block Award - Cowen Truck Line ; Perrysville, OH – Carmen Perigo

Sweet Move Award - McMillin Apiaries ; Wampum, PA – Curtis Muhlenkamp


Next Race: Sunday May 28th, Mansfield Motor Speedway, Mansfield, Ohio

 

Mercer - Mansfield Double Up Next

One of the busiest weekends in all of motorsports is upon us.  For BOSS, a new venture awaits on the busy weekend ahead.  The series will be in action Saturday night at one of its oldest hosting venues, Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, Pennsylvania.  The tour has made an annual visit to Mercer dating back to the first full season in 2012.  One night later, the last true outlaws of auto racing will make the trek back west for the inaugural visit to the Mansfield Motor Speedway in Mansfield, Ohio which was just converted back to a dirt track after nearly two decades as a paved oval. 

 

Dustin Smith of Russiaville, Indiana is the current points leader after 2 completed events and one rain out.  Coming into the weekend, Smith is the only touring driver that already has a win at Mercer Raceway Park, which came during the 2014 visit.  Other winners at Mercer with BOSS include current All Star driver Brandon Spithaler (2012 & 2013), Brandon Matus (2015) and Cooper Clouse one year ago.  Smith will also lead a field of 18 full time touring stars as they battle to become the first BOSS winner at Mansfield Motor Speedway.

 

For Mercer Raceway Park on Saturday, pit gates will open at 4 pm with drivers meeting at 5:45 and hot laps immediately following.  Adult general admission is just $15, with seniors over 60 admitted for $13 and students ages 9-15 are $7 while 8 and under are free.  Also, a "family pass" is available for $32 which covers 2 adults and up to 4 kids of any age.  For race teams, pit passes are $30 for all ages.  Fuel WILL be available at the track and NO MUFFLERS are required for this event.  Also, there will be no transponder rental fees courtesy of EJF Professional Race Scoring.  

 

On Sunday, pit gates will open at 2 pm at Mansfield Motor Speedway.  General admission gates will open at 4 pm.  Pit passes will be $35 for this event.  Once again, NO MUFFLERS will be required and no transponder fees courtesy of EJF Scoring.  Fuel WILL be available to the track.

 

The official host hotel for the weekend is the Park Inn by Radisson located at 377 New Castle Road, West Middlesex, PA 16159.  Be sure to ask for the BOSS Racer's Rate of $95 per night plus tax.  There is ample parking for race rigs and security will be provided.  Check-In time is 3 pm and check-out is 12 noon.  To make a reservation, call 724-528-2501.  Race fans making the trip to both events are also welcome to use the host hotel and ask for the BOSS rate!

Both of this weekend's events are the standard BOSS purse of $1,500 to win with $250 to start the A-Main and $100 tow money to any team not starting the main event.  For any further questions, please contact BOSS at sprinter14@hotmail.com or phone 740-703-3768.

Title Sponsor:

Rick's Trucks & Equipment ; Kenton, Ohio


Heat race pay is provided by the following sponsors:

Heat #1:  DRC Chassis of Indianapolis, IN

Heat #2:  Lias Tire / American Racer

Heat #3:  Hoosier Race Tires

Heat #4:  TCB Speed Equipment


Bonus Awards Provided by the following sponsors:

Hard Charger Award $50 - The Bridge Restaurant ; Sidney, Ohio

Hard Luck Award $50 - J F Construction ; Bucyrus, Ohio

Steel Block Award $50 - Cowen Truck Lines ; Perrysville, Ohio

Perseverance Award $50 - All Pro Cylinder Heads ; Johnstown, Ohio

Lucky Pill Draw Award $50 - Apple Metal Polishing ; Eldorodo, Ohio

Sweet Move of the race $25 - McMillin Apiaries ; Wampum, Pennsylvania


Special thanks to additional sponsors who help provide the top 15 points teams tow money which include:

The Blue Room Restaurant ; Kirby, Ohio

Cooley Cabinets ; Greenville, Ohio

Griff's Racing Engines ; Sandusky, Ohio

FAST Signs ; Dayton, Ohio

Southeast Harley Davidson ; Cleveland, Ohio

Superior Bearing & Supply ; Bradenton, Florida

 

 

Lawrenceburg Speedway Up Next for BOSS

This Saturday night, May 20th, the Rick's Trucks & Equipment BOSS tour visits the high banks of the historic Lawrenceburg Speedway for the first of two visits in 2017.  Two events have already been completed with Justin Owen winning the opener at Atomic Speedway in April and Dustin Smith fresh off a win just days ago at Fremont Speedway.  Smith, from Russiaville, Indiana holds a slim points lead over Pennsylvania driver Carmen Perigo  and Cincinnati, Ohio driver Michael Fischesser.

Located at the Dearborn County Fairgrounds, the site first hosted auto racing in 1910 on the half mile track built for horse racing.  Weekly racing on a purpose built quarter mile began in 1950.  In 2008, the current 3/8 mile high banked configuration began hosting racing and the BOSS tour has made 2 stops every season dating back to 2012.  The stars and cars of the tour look forward to leaving their mark on the long legacy of Lawrenceburg Speedway.

Along with the BOSS traditional sprint cars, UMP modifieds and hornets will fill out the racing card.  Adult general admission is just $17 with kids ages 7-12 only $7 and children 6 and under are free.  General admission gates will open at 5 pm with hot laps scheduled for 6 and racing at 7 pm. 

For teams competing, pit gates are open all day.  However, the pit area is cleared at 3:45 and official pit pass sales begin at 4 pm.  Drivers meeting is at 5:20 with engine heat immediately following.  Hot laps will begin at 6 pm with racing at 7 pm.  Pit passes for all ages are $30.  There will be no transponder rental fee courtesy of Lawrenceburg Speedway!  As always, there are NO membership or entry fees of any kind and BOSS utilizes the open tire rule.  Mufflers ARE REQUIRED for this event!  Fuel will be available at the track.

For any further questions, please contact BOSS at sprinter14@hotmail.com or phone 740-703-3768.

Title Sponsor:

Rick's Trucks & Equipment ; Kenton, Ohi

Heat race pay is provided by the following sponsors:

Heat #1:  DRC Chassis of Indianapolis, IN

Heat #2:  Lias Tire / American Racer

Heat #3:  Hoosier Race Tires

Heat #4:  TCB Speed Equipment


Bonus Awards Provided by the following sponsors:

Hard Charger Award $50 - The Bridge Restaurant ; Sidney, Ohio

Hard Luck Award $50 - J F Construction ; Bucyrus, Ohio

Steel Block Award $50 - Cowen Truck Lines ; Perrysville, Ohio

Perseverance Award $50 - All Pro Cylinder Heads ; Johnstown, Ohio

Lucky Pill Draw Award $50 - Apple Metal Polishing ; Eldorodo, Ohio

Sweet Move of the race $25 - McMillin Apiaries ; Wampum, Pennsylvania


Special thanks to additional sponsors who help provide the top 15 points teams tow money which include:

The Blue Room Restaurant ; Kirby, Ohio

Cooley Cabinets ; Greenville, Ohio

Griff's Racing Engines ; Sandusky, Ohio

FAST Signs ; Dayton, Ohio

Southeast Harley Davidson ; Cleveland, Ohio

Superior Bearing & Supply ; Bradenton, Florida

 

 

Dustin Smith Claims Sixth Career BOSS Win at Fremont

Story By Brian Liskai

Photo By Ryan Kent Jr

FREMONT, Ohio – Russiaville, Indiana’s Dustin Smith held off a hard-charging Kody Swanson Saturday, May 13 to claim the Rick’s Truck & Equipment Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) win at Fremont Speedway. After several second and third place finishes at “The Track That Action Built,” Smith led the final 22 laps for his first career victory at Fremont Speedway.

Smith, the 2012 BOSS champion, now has six career series wins to tie Thomas Meseraull atop the standings. Swanson challenged the last hand full of laps and had one last shot at Smith when the caution flew with just two laps remaining. Smith drove his Lou Gagliardi owned, Dom's Gulf, Awesome Signs and Shirts, Lynn Cook "a racer's friend", and Forman Sheet Metal backed #77 to the cushion and edged Swanson by a car length for the win on Fremont Federal Credit Union Night.

“They are all hard to earn…there’s no such thing as an easy win. I’ve run well here year after year but always keep coming in second or third. To finally get one…I’m so happy. I want to thank Lou…he’s not feeling well this weekend. We went to Eldora last night (Friday) and put it in the show but we wanted to come here and support BOSS. I like racing here…I’ve always done pretty well. It was a little treacherous getting into one there. I thought I really messed up on that last lap. I biked it pretty good. I had to cut down on Kody to block him but I had to do what I had to do,” Smith said.

“A lot of the BOSS drivers don’t get the recognition they deserve. We may not be the biggest funded teams but we put on a good show and we can compete with the big dogs here and there. Kody Swanton…what more can you ask for? A driver that wins the Silver Crown championship a couple of years ago and he was right there last year too. He’s a top notch driver,” added Smith.Carmen Perigo and Dustin Ingle brought the field to green for the 25-lap BOSS feature with Perigo jumping into the lead. After a lap was scored the caution flew for Brandon Spithaler with the running order Perigo, Ingle, Dustin Smith, Drew Rader and Luke Hall. On the restart Smith immediately began pressuring Ingle for second and when Perigo bobbled on lap four, Smith vaulted into the lead.

Smith began to pull away slightly as Ingle and Perigo battled for second while Hall and Shane Cottle closed. Hall drove into third on lap six as Smith continued to hold a comfortable lead. By lap nine Smith continued to lead but the battle for second was entertaining involving Perigo, Hall and Cottle. Cottle and Hall would tangle on the front stretch a lap later, ending the night for both.

Smith could not pull away on the restart and soon faced a challenge from Perigo, Rader and Kody Swanson. Swanton grabbed third on lap 12 and took second a lap later then quickly closed on Smith. Swanson got the break he needed with 10 laps to go when the caution flew. When the green reappeared Smith and Swanson raced side by side and nose to tail while Perigo, Rader, Chad Wilson, Ingle, Holley and Brian Smith (up from 18th) gave chase.

With four laps to go Swanson was knocking on the door to take the lead with Perigo, Wilson, Smith, Ingle and Michael Fischesser within striking distance. The caution flew with two laps to go with the running order Smith, Swanson, Rader, Perigo, Wilson and Brian Smith. Dustin Smith got a fantastic restart but Swanson hounded him to the white flag. Entering the final two turns, Swanson took a dive under Smith but the leader was too strong and took the victory. Perigo, Rader and Brian Smith rounded out the top five.

Fremont Speedway 

Fremont Federal Credit Union Night
Saturday, May 13, 2017
Starting position[*]

B.O.S.S Non-Wing Sprint Cars

Heat 1 (8 Laps, top 4 to the A)
1. 22-Brandon Spithaler[2] ; 2. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[6] ; 3. 32M-Derek Hastings[4] ; 4. 44-Michael Fischesser[9] ; 5. 4J-Justin Owen[1] ; 6. 53-Steve Little[8] ; 7. 19-Matt Cooley[3] ; 8. 14K-Trevor Kobylarz[7] ; 9. 59J-Kirk Jeffries[5]

Heat 2 (8 Laps, top 4 to the A)
1. 21K-Kody Swanson[4] ; 2. 86-Rick Holley[1] ; 3. 41-Brad Wyatt[2] ; 4. 3-Joe Butera[6] ; 5. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[3] ; 6. 31L-Buddy Lowther[5] ; 7. 18D-Bobby Distel[7] ; 8. 97-Scott Hardman[8]

Heat 3 (8 Laps, top 4 to the A)
1. 21-Carmen Perigo[2] ; 2. 57-Shane Cottle[6] ; 3. 9G-Cody Gardener[7] ; 4. 11-Brian Smith[8] ; 5. 2-Mike Galajda[3] ; 6. 5-Bob McMillen[1] ; 7. 1M-Dustin Stroup[4] ; 8. 5M-Mike Moore[5]

Heat 4 (8 Laps, top 4 to the A)
1. 14-Chad Wilson[2] ; 2. 74-Drew Rader[1] ; 3. 87-Paul Dues[4] ; 4. 35-Stuart Brubaker[6] ; 5. 96-Riley Vanhise[5] ; 6. 08-Andy Feil[7] ; 7. 7M-Brandon Moore[8] ; 8. 26-John Watson[3]

Heat 5 (8 Laps, top 4 to the A)
1. 9N-Luke Hall[2] ; 2. 77-Dustin Smith[4] ; 3. 20I-Matt Foos[7] ; 4. 91x-Aaron Middaugh[5] ; 5. 27-Zachary Morrow[8] ; 6. 82-Mike Miller[3] ; 7. 51-Curtis Muhlenkamp[1] ; 8. 13-Ian Hunter[6]

B-Main 1 (10 Laps, top 2 to the A)
1. 4J-Justin Owen[1] ; 2. 27-Zachary Morrow[3] ; 3. 2-Mike Galajda[2] ; 4. 08-Andy Feil[5] ; 5. 1M-Dustin Stroup[7] ; 6. 97-Scott Hardman[9] ; 7. 31L-Buddy Lowther[4] ; 8. 19-Matt Cooley[6] ; 9. 51-Curtis Muhlenkamp[8] ; 10. 59J-Kirk Jeffries[11] ; 11. 26-John Watson[10]

B-Main 2 (10 Laps, top 2 to the A)
1. 53-Steve Little[3] ; 2. 18D-Bobby Distel[6] ; 3. 14K-Trevor Kobylarz[8] ; 4. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[1] ; 5. 82-Mike Miller[5] ; 6. 96-Riley Vanhise[2] ; 7. 7M-Brandon Moore[7] ; 8. 5-Bob McMillen[4] ; 9. 13-Ian Hunter[10] ; 10. 5M-Mike Moore[9]

A-Main 1 (25 Laps)
1. 77-Dustin Smith[5] ; 2. 21K-Kody Swanson[8] ; 3. 21-Carmen Perigo[1] ; 4. 74-Drew Rader[4] ; 5. 11-Brian Smith[18] ; 6. 14-Chad Wilson[7] ; 7. 44-Michael Fischesser[16] ; 8. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[2] ; 9. 86-Rick Holley[3] ; 10. 41-Brad Wyatt[12] ; 11. 4J-Justin Owen[21] ; 12. 53-Steve Little[22] ; 13. 87-Paul Dues[14] ; 14. 9G-Cody Gardener[13] ; 15. 91x-Aaron Middaugh[20] ; 16. 18D-Bobby Distel[24] ; 17. 3-Joe Butera[17] ; 18. 20I-Matt Foos[15] ; 19. 32M-Derek Hastings[11] ; 20. 22-Brandon Spithaler[10] ; 21. 27-Zachary Morrow[23] ; 22. 9N-Luke Hall[6] ; 23. 57-Shane Cottle[9] ; 24. 35-Stuart Brubaker[19]

 

Hard Charger Award - The Bridge Restaurant ; Sidney, OH - 11-Brian Smith

Hard Luck Award - J.F. Construction ; Bucyrus, OH – 14K - Trevor Kobylarz

Lucky Pill Draw Award - Apple Metal Polishing ; Eldorodo, OH - 57 – Shane Cottle

Perseverance Award - All Pro Cylinder Heads ; Johnstown, OH - 44 - Michael Fischesser

Steel Block Award - Cowen Truck Line ; Perrysville, OH - 9 - Rick Holley

Sweet Move Award - McMillin Apiaries ; Wampum, PA – 19 – Matt Cooley

 

The Rick’s Truck and Equipment Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series will return to action next Saturday, May 20th at the Lawrenceburg Speedway in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.

 

 

BOSS Heads To Fremont Saturday, May 13th

The Rick's Trucks & Equipment - Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series is slated to roll into "The Track That Action Built", Fremont Speedway, this Saturday night, May13th.  Located at the scenic Sandusky County Fairgrounds, the wooden, covered grandstand is one of the most unique race viewing pleasures in the industry.  As gracious hosts to the BOSS tour, a great car count is typical during the BOSS events there.  This Saturday will be no exception

A great roster of 18 full time drivers committed to the 2017 campaign and all 18 made the journey to the season opener at Atomic where Harrison, Ohio's "The Juice" Justin Owen squeezed out a victory over his teammate Michael Fischesser in an epic duel on the high banks.  Owen will carry an 11 point lead into round #2 of the 19 event season.

In addition to the touring stars, several Fremont Speedway local teams will be pulling their wings off to defend the home turf!  The local drivers usually seem to have a good handle on the tricky Fremont Speedway making them tough to beat!  Some other area sanctions and tracks are off for the weekend and several surprise entrants are also expected including a few cars from north of the U.S. border!

Joining the traveling BOSS outlaws for the evening will be the winged 305 sprint cars along with the dirt trucks and 602 crate late models.  Gates will open at 4 pm with racing scheduled to begin at 7.  Adult general admission is $14 with seniors admitted for $12.  Children ages 11-16 are $8 while kids 10 and under are free.

For race teams, pit passes will be $30.  Standard BOSS purse of $1,500 to win and $250 to start is in effect for this event.  As always, the BOSS tour has no weight rule and an open tire rule.  There are absolutely no membership or entry fees.   Mufflers are NOT required for this event.  Fuel is available at the track along with the TCB Speed parts trailer.  Transponder rental will be $5 through the track.  For any other questions, feel free to contact BOSS at sprinter14@hotmail.com or phone 740-703-3768.

The Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series would not be possible without the help of the many fine sponsors listed below.  Please take a moment to thank them.  Their contributions are what helps keep all these wheels turning each and every Saturday night!


Title Sponsor:

Rick's Trucks & Eqipment ; Kenton, Ohio


Heat race pay is provided by the following sponsors:

Heat #1:  DRC Chassis of Indianapolis, IN

Heat #2:  Lias Tire / American Racer

Heat #3:  Hoosier Race Tires

Heat #4:  TCB Speed Equipment


Bonus Awards Provided by the following sponsors:

Hard Charger Award $50 - The Bridge Restaurant ; Sidney, Ohio

Hard Luck Award $50 - J F Construction ; Bucyrus, Ohio

Steel Block Award $50 - Cowen Truck Lines ; Perrysville, Ohio

Perseverance Award $50 - All Pro Cylinder Heads ; Johnstown, Ohio

Lucky Pill Draw Award $50 - Apple Metal Polishing ; Eldorodo, Ohio

Sweet Move of the race $25 - McMillin Apiaries ; Wampum, Pennsylvania


Special thanks to additional sponsors who help provide the top 15 points teams tow money which include:

The Blue Room Restaurant ; Kirby, Ohio

Cooley Cabinets ; Greenville, Ohio

Griff's Racing Engines ; Sandusky, Ohio

FAST Signs ; Dayton, Ohio

Southeast Harley Davidson ; Cleveland, Ohio

Superior Bearing & Supply ; Bradenton, Florida

 

 

 

CHILLICOTHE, OH—The Rick’s Truck and Equipment Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series kicked off the season Saturday night April 22. Despite a damp and chilly night, 24 traditional sprint cars packed the pit area at Atomic Speedway. Justin Owen of Harrison, Ohio picked up his second career tour victory in a 25 lap feature event that was slowed by 3 cautions.

Kirk Jeffries and Justin Owen would pace the field to the initial green with Owen quickly asserting command. Despite facing challenge from several competitors including Cody Gardner, Dustin Smith and his front row starting mate Kirk Jeffries, Owen powered up and led all 25 laps. 

It was an overall good night for the Fischesser-Owen Racing crew. Michael Fischesser, carrying the 44 in honor of the late Greg Stabb, started 16th and gave Owen everything he had on a tricky track that sent many towards the front of the pack to the high side of the 3/8th’s mile oval.

As Fischesser approached nearing the halfway point of the 25 lap feature, a caution flew for Lewisburg, Ohio’s Ryan Myers as his right rear gave away ending his night. Myers mustered a charge in his first 13 laps, rocketing from his eleventh starting spot to battling for a podium spot in third before his issues arose. 

The second yellow of the evening flew on Lap 20 as Riley VanHise and Bryan Nuckles tangled in turn 3 bringing the field to a slow and bunching up the leaders. They would restart again with Owen holding his ground out front over teammate Michael Fischesser. The two couldn’t duke it out for long as another caution flag flew on Lap 22 for a spinning Aaron Middaugh in between turns one and two.

The final restart of the race on Lap 22 showcased non-wing traditional sprint car racing to its best. With just 3 laps to go, Cincinnati, Ohio driver Michael Fischesser gave it one last ditch effort in hopes of claiming his first BOSS win. Fischesser rode a lane below Owen on the top side of the speedway, trying to keep his momentum and slide his way to victory. Despite multiple challenges from the 44 machine of Fischesser, Owen motored around the top side en route to his second career BOSS win, his first coming at the Lernerville Speedway last July.

The great battles on the speedway weren’t just at the front. Great side by side, three and even four wide duels took place Saturday night. Toledo, Ohio’s Chad Wilson started 13th and battled the cars of Matt Westfall and Carmen Perigo, all three of which are 2017 BOSS Tour members, for the Top 5 all night long.

That now makes 5 different winners in 5 different appearances at the Atomic Speedway forthe Rick’s Truck and Equipment Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series. 

The tour makes its next stop at “The Track That Action Built” at the Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio on Saturday, May 13th.

Story: Ryan Kent Jr

Photo: Brandon Murray

 

 DRC CHASSIS HEAT 1 – 1. 54-Matt Westfall (4),  2. 4J-Justin Owen (3),  3. 21-Carmen Perigo (5),  4. 77-Dustin Smith (6),  5. 14-Chad Wilson (7),  6. 44-Michael Fischesser (8),  7. 5-Bob McMillin (1), 8. 76-JJ Hughes (2)

 

AMERICAN RACER/LIAS TIRE HEAT 2 – 1. 59J-Kirk Jeffries (2),  2. 9G-Cody Gardner (7),  3. 19-Matt Cooley (3),  4. 99-Ryan Myers (8),  5. 53-Steve Little (5), 6. 59-Bryan Nuckles (1), 7. 40x-Adam Strausser (6), 8. 31-Buddy Lowther (4)

HOOSIER RACING TIRE/TCB SPEED HEAT 3 – 1. 87-Paul Dues (3), 2. 91x-Aaron Middaugh, (4), 3. 08-Andy Feil (2), 4. 82-Mike Miller (7), 5. 96-Riley VanHise (5), 6. 9J-Jesse McCreary (1), 7. 3-Joe Butera (6), 8. 51-Curtis Muhlenkamp (8)

 

FEATURE – 1. 4J-Justin Owen (2) , 2. 44-Michael Fischesser (16), 3. 77-Dustin Smith (10), 4. 59J-Kirk Jeffries (2), 5. 14-Chad Wilson (13), 6. 54-Matt Westfall (9), 7. 21-Carmen Perigo (5), 8. 9G-Cody Gardner (7), 9. 53-Steve Little (14), 10. 87-Paul Dues (6), 11. 19-Matt Cooley (4), 12. 82-Mike Miller (12), 13. 40x-Adam Strausser (20), 14. 08-Andy Feil (3), 15. 5-Bob McMillin (19),  16. 9J-Jesse McCreary (18), 17. 91x-Aaron Middaugh (8), 18. 31-Buddy Lowther  (22), 19. 3-Joe Butera (21), 20. 51-Curtis Muhlenkamp (23), 21. 59-Bryan Nuckles (17), 22. 96-Riley VanHise (15), 23. 99-Ryan Myers (11), 24. 76-JJ Hughes (24)

 

Hard Charger Award - The Bridge Restaurant ; Sidney, OH – 44-Michael Fischesser

Hard Luck Award - J.F. Construction ; Bucyrus, OH – 76-JJ Hughes

Lucky Pill Draw Award - Apple Metal Polishing ; Eldorodo, OH – 3-Joe Butera, 40x-Adam Strausser

Perseverance Award - All Pro Cylinder Heads ; Johnstown, OH – 14-Chad Wilson

Steel Block Award - Cowen Truck Line ; Perrysville, OH – 9J-Jesse McCreary

Sweet Move Award - McMillin Apiaries ; Wampum, PA – 9J-Jesse McCreary

 

 

 

 

BOSS Announces 2017 Touring Stars


Opening day for the Rick's Trucks & Equipment BOSS sprint car tour is just 3 days away. The traditional wingless sprint cars will roll into Brad McCown's historic 3/8 mile - high banked Atomic Speedway Saturday night.  For the BOSS teams, this is a trip back to where it all began back in 2011, when the track still went by the "K-C Raceway" name.  Justin Grant of Ione, California scored the win that July evening kicking off what is now one of the premiere wingless sprint series in the nation.


From humble beginnings in 2011 and 2012, BOSS has grown steadily every year.  The last two seasons it has carried the most full time teams of any sprint car traveling series.  It appears 2017 will be no exception as eighteen teams and drivers have "thrown their hat in the ring" and will make a bid for the championship title. 


Past champions Dustin Smith of Russiaville, Indiana and Mike Miller of Wapakoneta, Ohio will return in search of joining Shawn Westerfeld as repeat titlists.   Smith, known as "The Hustlin Hoosier" will once again be in Lou Gagliardi's Dom's Gulf #77.  He was the 2012 champion and one year ago scored the win at Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway.  Miller will be back in his own car #82 in which he scored the 2014 championship title.


Also returning to the title chase are two of the longest continually running teams on tour.  Aaron "Mid Air" Middaugh of Polk, Ohio will return in the Shakely Mechanical #91x.  Middaugh remains the only driver to attend every BOSS sanctioned event ever held.  Michael Fischesser of Cincinnati, Ohio is back, but some new looks with a new #44 in honor of the late Greg Staab.  Known as the "Nati Nightmare", Fischesser was one of the drivers in the inaugural BOSS race at Atomic in 2011.  Fischesser will also have alongside,  teammate "The Juice" Justin Owen from Harrison, Ohio who will be in his 3rd season of competition with the series.


Another returning star with a long BOSS resume and a new look in 2017 is the "Tall Cool One" Chad Wilson of Toledo, Ohio.  Chad will be back in his own car #14.  A trio of Pennsylvania drivers will represent the Keystone state.  Bob "The Honey Bear" McMillin will be in the McMillin Apiaries #5 out of Wampum.  Also from Wampum will be "Machine Gun" Joe Butera who will be back in car #3.  Both Wampum drivers will be starting their 4th BOSS tours and fellow PA driver Andy Feil, known as the "New Castle Night Crawler" from New Castle, PA will be in his sophomore season.


Also returning for his 4th season on the tour is Steve Little of Waynesfield, Ohio.  Better known as "The Quiet Riot", Little looks to make some noise in car #53.  Entering his 3rd full tour of BOSS is "The Monroe Madman" Cody Gardner from Monroe, Ohio.  Looking to avenge a terrible start one year ago, Gardner will be back in his own #9, a number in honor of his grandfather - former Lawrenceburg Speedway champion Gus Gardner.


Although they fell off the tour early one year ago, Kirk Jeffries and Riley VanHise will return to full time status.  Jeffries of Westerville, Ohio will be in the Make-It-Fit Foundation #59J.  The foundation works closely with autism and autism awareness.  VanHise, from Covington, Ohio, had his season cut short last year by engine woes.  He returns this year with a new Triple X chassis sporting some new colors.


Finally, new to the tour for this year are #21 Carmen Perigo from Stoystown, Pennsylvania, #19 Matt Cooley from Greenville, Ohio, #54 Matt Westfall from Ludlow Falls, Ohio, #87 Paul Dues from Minster, Ohio and #44L Buddy Lowther from Cincinnati, Ohio.  Based on years of experience and number of BOSS events run, only Dues and Cooley will be eligible for the 2017 Superior Bearing "Rookie of the Year" award.  Westfall already has a BOSS win on his resume at Waynesfield Raceway Park and Perigo came very close to winning at Lernerville Speedway just last summer. 


The Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series would not be possible without the help of the many fine sponsors listed below.  Please take a moment to thank them.  Their contributions are what helps keep all these wheels turning each and every Saturday night!


Title Sponsor:

Rick's Trucks & Eqipment ; Kenton, Ohio


Heat race pay is provided by the following sponsors:

Heat #1:  DRC Chassis of Indianapolis, IN

Heat #2:  Lias Tire / American Racer

Heat #3:  Hoosier Race Tires

Heat #4:  TCB Speed Equipment


Bonus Awards Provided by the following sponsors:

Hard Charger Award $50 - The Bridge Restaurant ; Sidney, Ohio

Hard Luck Award $50 - J F Construction ; Bucyrus, Ohio

Steel Block Award $50 - Cowen Truck Lines ; Perrysville, Ohio

Perseverance Award $50 - All Pro Cylinder Heads ; Johnstown, Ohio

Lucky Pill Draw Award $50 - Apple Metal Polishing ; Eldorodo, Ohio

Sweet Move of the race $25 - McMillin Apiaries ; Wampum, Pennsylvania


Special thanks to additional sponsors who help provide the top 15 points teams tow money which include:

The Blue Room Restaurant ; Kirby, Ohio

Cooley Cabinets ; Greenville, Ohio

Griff's Racing Engines ; Sandusky, Ohio

FAST Signs ; Dayton, Ohio

Southeast Harley Davidson ; Cleveland, Ohio

Superior Bearing & Supply ; Bradenton, Florida


The Rick's Trucks and Equipment - Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) is set to kick off its 2017 tour this Saturday, April 22nd at the Atomic Speedway just south of Chillicothe, Ohio.  This will mark the seventh season of competition for the traditional wingless sprint car series that lays claim to being the last true "outlaw" sprint car series.

Founded in 2011, the tour did not see its first repeat champion until last season when the "Guilford Gasser" Shawn Westerfeld of Guilford, Indiana scored his second consecutive title.  However, for 2017, the Hoosier hot shoe has elected to pick and choose his events and does not plan to defend the crown.

 

This opens the door for a whole host of potential new champions.  But two past titlists are already gearing up to attempt to join Westerfeld in the history books as a repeat champ.  The inaugural points champion, "The Hustlin Hoosier" Dustin Smith of Russiaville, Indiana and 2014 champ Mike "The Magic Man" Miller of Wapakoneta, Ohio both will return.

 

On Wednesday, watch for the full release of 18 drivers who have committed to the full 2017 title chase.  A points payout of $15,000 in cash and prizes awaits the top 15 in year in points, mostly provided by title sponsor Rick's Trucks and Equipment of Kenton, Ohio.

 

Opening night at Atomic Speedway promises to be a thrilling event.  In total, four races have been contested to date on the fast, high banked 3/8 mile dirt track with 2 of those 4 being some of the most exciting finishes in the track's 65 year history.  Past winners at Atomic includes  California natives Justin Grant and Kody Swanson, Atomic's own local favorite Todd Kane and defending champion Westerfeld who won the last event there back in September.  

 

This Saturday at Atomic, pit gates will be open for teams all day but the pit area will be cleared and officially opened at 2 pm. General admission gates will open at 4.  As always, there are no membership or entry fees at all with BOSS.  Mufflers are not required for this event.  Methanol is available for sale at the track.  Also, TCB Speed will have the official BOSS parts trailer on site.  Pill draw for registration will close at 6 pm with hot laps immediately following.  Pit passes are $35 for this event but there will be no transponder fee.  


For more information on this event, please check out Atomic Speedway's website at www.atomicspeedway.net   


Complete Payout Information:

25 Lap A-Main:  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) $250,  17) $250,  18) $250,  19) $250,  20) $250.


All cars competing but not making the main event will earn $100


Heat race payouts:  1) $40,  2) $30,  3) $20,  4) $10


Heat race pay is provided by the following sponsors

Heat #1:  DRC Chassis of Indianapolis, IN

Heat #2:  Lias Tire / American Racer

Heat #3:  Hoosier Race Tires

Heat #4:  TCB Speed Equipment


Bonus Awards Provided by the following sponsors:


Hard Charger Award $50 - The Bridge Restaurant ; Sidney, Ohio

Hard Luck Award $50 - J F Construction ; Bucyrus, Ohio

Steel Block Award $50 - Cowen Truck Lines ; Perrysville, Ohio

Perseverance Award $50 - All Pro Cylinder Heads ; Johnstown, Ohio

Lucky Pill Draw Award $50 - Apple Metal Polishing ; Eldorodo, Ohio

Sweet Move of the race $25 - McMillin Apiaries ; Wampum, Pennsylvania


Special thanks to additional sponsors who help provide the top 15 points teams tow money which include:


The Blue Room Restaurant ; Kirby, Ohio

Cooley Cabinets ; Greenville, Ohio

Griff's Racing Engines ; Sandusky, Ohio

FAST Signs ; Dayton, Ohio

Southeast Harley Davidson ; Cleveland, Ohio

Superior Bearing & Supply ; Bradenton, Florida


 

BOSS and ISC Sports Network partner to bring traditional sprint car racing to Indiana Television

  

CHILLICOTHE, OHIO – Indiana based ISC Sports Network and the Ohio based Rick’s Truck and Equipment Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series today announced a partnership that brings each of the 19 BOSS Sprint Car events to the ISC Sports Network.

The ISC Sports Network features select state wide programming from several different sources around the Hoosier state. All 19 BOSS races will be aired the following Monday morning after a race weekend. Races are also available to watch on demand online at ISCSportsNetwork.com or by downloading the ISC Sports Network app, which is now available on Apple and Android.

Founded in 2011 by Aaron Fry, the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series, now backed by Ohio based trucking company Rick’s Truck and Equipment, aimed to be the last true outlaws of racing. The series utilizes 410 non wing traditional sprint cars at each and every event. The 2017 season features 19 races in 3 different states, Indiana, Ohio and Pennsylvania. Now, with the partnership between ISC Sports Network and the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series race fans from around the world can watch BOSS action on their phone, laptop or from the comfort of their home on TV for race fans in Indiana.

The ISC Sports Network partnership enables the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series to expand its media footprint and allow more exposure of the series to racing fans around the world.

BOSS Series Founder/Owner Aaron Fry is excited about the partnership “In the short history of the BOSS series, we have developed a competitive series with big car counts. I’m excited that we can now share this with a much bigger audience world wide”

All 19 BOSS events will feature a true television production from Southeastern Indiana based ETC Sports producing the content and BOSS Series Announcer Ryan Kent Jr. as the television voice of the series as well.

Racing programming will feature the entire Rick’s Truck and Equipment BOSS night of action. From Pre-Race interviews to Heat Race action through the A-Main the production by ETC Sports will draw fans closer to the nightly BOSS action, even if they were there in person just days prior.

Along with full program video being available to fans the Monday morning after the events, fans can now watch A-Main highlights on the BOSS YouTube page along with other driver based content about the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series.

“This exciting opportunity is a step in the right direction for everyone involved” said BOSS Series Owner/Founder Aaron Fry “The BOSS tour has been built with the help of many fine sponsors and race teams. This will give them much needed exposure and reward them as well as helping the tour to grow as well.”

                                    

 

 

BOSS Gears Up for 2017 With Strong Bonus Program

With just 4 weeks until the first green flag flies, the Rick's Trucks and Equipment BOSS tour is gearing up for its biggest and best season to date.  With the full time drivers list approaching the 20 team mark and the addition of  full time race announcer, Ryan Kent Jr., 2017 appears to have the necessary ingredients to be a banner season.  The success and growth of the series would not be happening without the help of our marketing partners who provide all of the bonus awards and incentives that keep these teams on the road week after week.

Rick's Trucks and Equipment of Kenton, Ohio remains the title sponsor helping to provide a points fund totaling nearly $15,000 in cash and awards to the top 15 finishers in  the season long standings.   Once again, a $3,000 check plus contingencies await the overall points champion. 

Standard BOSS events will continue to pay the following feature purse:  1) 1,500   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) 250 with $250 to start all main events.  BOSS will start 20 cars in all main events with car counts at 29 or less.  When the car count in attendance is between 30 and 39 cars, the starting field will be increased to 22.  If the number of cars entered is 40 or more, then 24 cars will run the main event.  There will still be $100  tow money to awarded to all competing cars who fail to make the main event.

For full time BOSS teams, the top 15 in points will be guaranteed $300 to start every main event and $150 tow money to non starters.  Bonus eligibility for the first 3 events ( April 22, May 13 and May 20) will be based off of the final 2016 standings.  Beginning with event #4, the top 15 teams in the 2017 current standings will be in the bonus money.  With more than 15 teams committing to the full schedule, BOSS is happy to announce that we will pay the bonus to ALL teams with perfect attendance starting at the 4th event.

As always, BOSS is proud to have the continued support of both Hoosier Race Tires and American Racer Tires.  The increasingly popular "open tire rule" is still the staple of the BOSS program.  With the open tire rule, lack of a weight rule, and NEVER any "membership" or "entry" fees, the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series IS THE last true OUTLAW sprint car series.  BOSS takes pride in not restricting teams from running when and where they please. 

The full time teams stay loyal to BOSS primarily because of all the great marketing partners who supply heat race money, bonus money and many other perks along the trail.  Heat races will once again pay cash to the top 4 finishers it $40, 30, 20 and 10 respectively.  There will also be five (5) bonus awards of $50 cash each and another at $25.  Also, the highest finishing driver on each brand of tire (all 4 corners) will be awarded a free tire from the respective manufacturer.  The following is a complete list of our 2017 contributors:

Title Sponsor - Rick's Trucks & Equipment ; Kenton, OH

Heat Race #1 - DRC Chassis ; Indianapolis, IN

Heat Race #2 - Lias Tire / American Racer ; Indiana, PA

Heat Race #3 - Hoosier Racing Tire ; Lakeville, IN

Heat Race #4 - TCB Speed ; Pendleton, IN

Hard Charger Award - The Bridge Restaurant ; Sidney, OH

Hard Luck Award - J.F. Construction ; Bucyrus, OH

Lucky Pill Draw Award - Apple Metal Polishing ; Eldorodo, OH

Perseverance Award - All Pro Cylinder Heads ; Johnstown, OH

Steel Block Award - Cowen Truck Line ; Perrysville, OH

Sweet Move Award - McMillin Apiaries ; Wampum, PA

Other sponsors include The Blue Room restaurant in Kirby, Ohio who will provide the ever popular "free drink" cooler.  Cooley Cabinets of Greenville, Ohio is on board to provide fans a look back into the past every Tuesday on facebook with "Turnback Tuesday".  Superior Bearing & Supply of Bradenton, Florida is back to sponsor the 2017 BOSS Rookie of the Year award.  Other contributors include:  Southeast Harley Davidson of Cleveland, FAST Signs of Dayton, Griff's Engines of Sandusky, Diversified Machine Inc (DMI), and TRL Driving Suits. 

The 2017 season gets underway at Atomic Speedway on Saturday, April 22nd and concludes at Fremont Speedway with the Mike Hensel Memorial on Saturday, September 30th.  Along the way, BOSS teams will compete for a record amount in purses with two $5,000 to win races at Fremont Speedway's "Hensel Memorial"

and Mansfield Motorsports Park's "Great Lakes Nationals".  There is also two $3,000 to win events at Waynesfield Raceway Park's "Jack Hewitt Classic" and Atomic Speedway's "Open Wheel Championship".  Other tracks along the tour include Portsmouth Raceway Park, Limaland Motorsports Park, Lawrenceburg Speedway, Montpelier Motor Speedway, Route 44 Speedway, Mercer Raceway Park, Lernerville Speedway and Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway. 

The complete 2017 BOSS drivers list will be announced in the next few weeks.  For more information, be sure to follow the BOSS series on facebook or log on to www.buckeyesprints.com.   Information can also be obtained by e-mailing sprinter14@hotmail.com or phone 740-703-3768.

 

With race season just around the corner, BOSS / Cooley Cabinet "Turnback Tuesday" will now be dedicated to the BOSS facebook page only - to see this week's forgotten Ohio track of the week, Torch Speedway, please follow our updates throughout the day here .....

 

 

This week's Cooley Cabinet - Turnback Tuesday "Track of the Week" is the Cincinnati - Hamilton Speedway which was located just east of Fairfield, Ohio along Dixie Highway.  To see more about this track and other posts about Ohio's racing past, be sure to "like" the BOSS facebook page!


Cincinnati - Hamilton Speedway was a high banked 1/2 mile dirt oval that opened on Sunday, May 26th, 1929 with a seven event program for "big cars" or sprint cars by today's standards.  It was advertised as the "highest banked track in Ohio" at the time.  An odd fact about this track is that it claimed it's first driver fatality the year BEFORE it opened.  The track was built late in 1928 and 20 year old local racer Sherman Bruck was killed in a September practice crash.  The only other known fatality was 30 year old Wilbert Chaney who died testing his roadster in July of 1929.  Ironically, Chaney was just the car owner and Henry Schlosser, his winning driver, had just gotten out of the car and Chaney was traveling at a far less speed than Schlosser had just been running but apparently a wheel broke causing the crash.


In 1939, a quarter mile midget track was built inside the half mile.  Frank Funk, who was most famous for owning and/or promoting Winchester, Dayton, Jungle Park and many others, also promoted Cincinnati - Hamilton for a while.  The track closed down for World War II at the end of the 1941 season.  Like many tracks, it would never reopen once racing resumed in 1945.  A drive-in theater was built on the site in the 50's and it remained until the late 1990's.  Today, one would be hard pressed to even prove to the locals that a high speed half mile once occupied the site.


photo 1:  A great photo showing cars racing through turn 1-2 at Cincinnati - Hamilton Speedway


photo 2:  A hard to find, head on view of the grandstands.


photo 3:  The track is drawn in on this 2016 aerial photo from Google Earth.


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This week's "Turnback" track of the week is the Powell Speedway


Powell Speedway was located on what was once the Delaware County Fairgrounds through 1937.  The half mile horse track hosted auto races from 1939 until 1941 and the U.S. entry into WWII.  Chuck Murphy returned from the war and along with his father, they cleaned up the property and built the banked 1/2 mile Powell Speedway which actually ran the opposite direction of the old fairground half mile.  Opening day was June 30, 1946.  In the 50's, a 1/4 mile oval was added in the infield and both tracks spent time as paved and dirt ovals.  The 1965 season was the end of racing at Powell but amazingly, the track remained for the next 35 years with some of the remaining fairground buildings still being used.  In 2001, a housing development was built on the site. 

 

photo 1:  A 1947 CSRA sprint car event program from Powell Speedway


photo 2:  An aerial photo of Powell as of 1989


photo 3:  A modern aerial of Powell with the old half mile drawn in for reference 


photo 4:  Mike Salay at Powell in the late 40's - the grandstand visible in the background


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This week's forgotten track of the week is R & R Speedway in Zanesville, Ohio


R & R Speedway was built and promoted by Robert "Punk" Graves and opened for Sunday afternoon racing in 1988 officially called R & R Motor Speedway.  The track was listed as 3/8 mile but was closer to 1/4 mile.  The name was quickly shortened to just R & R Speedway and racing action switched to Friday nights after lights were installed.  Late models were the staple attraction through the years along with standard stock car support classes.  However, in 1995, Graves tried winged 410 sprint cars and the first race was won by Australian native and World of Outlaw sprint car driver Kerry Madsen on Sunday, May 28, 1995.  Our very own Rusty McClure of BOSS ran second to Madsen in that race!  Sprint cars ran there weekly for most of the '95 season but car counts were not steady enough to keep them on board.  By 1999, things were going downhill.  The track opened for its first 2 events of the season, then shut down.  The last known event was won by Scott Peltz on May 7, 1999.  Jay Cline (father of racer D.J. Cline) leased the track and planned to open in mid June as the "New R & R Speedway" but no race results were ever published.  The track lay waiting from '99 until 2014 waiting on a re-opening that would never come.  In 2014, the track was leveled and very little evidence remains there was ever a track there. 


The photos attached were from my visit there in 2004 while the aerial photo is from 2012.


To see this and more on R & R and other vintage racing posts, please check out Cooley Cabinets - Turnback Tuesday on the BOSS facebook page.

 

 

It's time for another edition of BOSS "Turnback Tuesday"

Brought to you by Cooley Cabinets of Greenville, Ohio

 

This week's track of the week is the McCutchenville Speedway which may hold the record for the most different names a track raced under in a very few years.  Built by Neil "Toby" Zeigler, the track was listed as a 3/8 mile oval and was originally called Mohawk Speedway.   Located on Rt 53 west of Tiffin, the track opened on July 18th, 1971 with a late model program won by Art Ball.  In 1973, Bruce Keisling leased the facility from Zeigler and renamed it Mid-America Raceway Park.  In 1974, Leroy Davidson took over the lease and called it Mid-America Speedway.  Late in 1974, Joe and Dot Kulcsar of Fremont Speedway fame came in and gave the track its best shot.  They operated the track as Mid America Speedway until 1982 when they changed the name to Riverside Speedway.  Sprint car driver Rick Ferkel and Paul Morgan operated the track in 1983 calling it Quad City Speedway.  After sitting dormant for a few years, Bob Raubenolt reopened the facility under the name O.K. Corral Speedway and ran in 1986 and 1987.  In 1988, a gentleman from New York named Ray Plakstis bought it and renamed it McCutchenville Speedway USA, but never ran a race. 

Today, the track remains complete.  The grandstands and flag stand are getting dangerous.  But the guardrail and some fencing still looks pretty good.  The water truck and some other equipment still lie in waiting for a race that will never come.  Several new houses have been built nearby and the pit area could not hold today's race rigs.  Mohawk (or whatever you choose to call it) was built for an era when the cars were towed on single axle open trailers or on the back of trucks.  What could hold 60 race cars in 1971 can't hold 25 cars in 2017. 

Don't forget, there is more to see on the BOSS facebook page all day long!

 

photo 1:  The first ever ad for Mohawk to appear in a 1971 issue of Mid American Auto Racing News


photo 2:  Opening day winner Art Ball of Tiffin, Ohio


photo 3:  An aerial view of the property in 2012


photo 4:  A view from today looking toward turn 1


photo 5:  A view from today looking toward turn 4

 

It's Time for Cooley Cabinets - Turnback Tuesday!  Special thanks to Mark and Matt Cooley for sponsoring this look back into history and remember, there is always more posted on the BOSS facebook page. 


This week's buckeye state - forgotten "track of the week' is the Glen Este Speedway near Cincinnati, Ohio.

Opened in 1950, Glen Este went by several similar names such as Glen Este Speedbowl and Glen Este Race Bowl.    In 1965 it was purchased by Francis Rapp of Amelia, Ohio and renamed Greater Cincinnati Race Bowl.  Some of the consistent winners over the years included Ralph Latham, Billy Teegarden, and Ross Smith.  The final auto races were run around 1972 but motorcycle racing continued for another few years at the site.  Today, little league baseball fields sit on the site. 


Photo 1:  This aerial view of the Glen Este 1/4 mile oval is from 1966.  Yes, that's a figure eight track crossing in the infield. 


Photo 2:  From that opening season of 1950, here's the flagman at Glen Este on the track which was typical in the day.  One scorer with the flagman and you can see some spectators back hiding in the trees!


Photo 3:  Car #9 tries to make 4 it wide at Glen Este.  Who is the bravest?  The driver of car #55 or the fans in the background!


Photo 4:  Glen Este in 1973 shows Ed Eschman in car #27 awaiting his turn to qualify.


 

BOSS / TBT Photo of the week

 

Turnback Tuesday "10 Years Ago" - A very young Stratton Briggs in victory lane at the 2007 Buckeye Bowl indoor event at the Ohio State Fairgrounds.  Stratton was the 2016 BOSS Rookie of the Year!  

 

It's time for another Cooley Cabinets - Turnback Tuesday!  This week, in addition to a "track of the week" we will also be posting some looks back at the Ohio racing scene 10, 20, 30, 40 and 50 years ago on the BOS Facebook page.   Be sure to thank Mark and Matt Cooley of Greenville, Ohio if you enjoy the historical articles! 


This week's "Track of the Week" is the nearly forgotten Highpoint Speedway near Cincinnati, Ohio.  Highpoint operated from 1949 to 1951 and perhaps longer.  The only photos uncovered so far are from 1951.  This is the first photos ever published online of Highpoint and they come from the Jim Richmond family.  Highpoint was located in the village by that name just north of Cincinnati near the 275 / 71 intersection. 


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BOSS names Ryan Kent  Jr. as "Voice of the Tour"


The Rick's Trucks & Equipment BOSS sprint car tour is excited to announce the addition of a full time series announcer for 2017.  For the first six seasons, tour owner Aaron Fry and his daughter, Elizabeth Fry have handled nearly every aspect of running the series.  With the fast growth and the most full time race teams of any sprint series in the nation, it has become imperative that extra help was needed. 

During the final three events of 2016, fans may have heard a new voice along with the regular race track announcers.  The new voice was that of 17 year old Ryan Kent Jr. who is in his senior year at Greensburg Community High School in Greensburg, Indiana.  Kent entered broadcasting at a very young age, already having three and a half years of experience in over 400 sporting events.  Having grown up at the Indy 500 and being an Indiana native, it's only natural that wingless traditional sprint car racing would become a favorite for him. 

Ryan is excited about the new opportunity to become the first ever "voice" of the BOSS tour, saying "The opportunity to be able to take my love for broadcasting and my love for racing and put them together, is something I've always wanted to do."   He also added, "Thankfully I've had the opportunity the last few years on both TV and in the tower at Lawrenceburg Speedway, to learn from some of the best in the business."

This new position will relieve some pressure on tour owner Aaron Fry.  He's hopeful for more opportunities to be available to sponsors, race teams and even race fans throughout the events.  "It's all been a lot to handle for myself and my daughter.  From the time the gates opened until the payoff at the end of the night, we were constantly handling the running of the night's events and making sure we were in the score tower to assist track personnel.  With Ryan in the tower, we know we have a fantastic BOSS representative in there and we can begin to grow the series in other ways" said Fry.  

Race teams will now see Aaron and Elizabeth a lot more through the running of the race events.  The fans will now get a double dose of racing excitement with their home track announcer and Ryan Kent bringing the BOSS tour flavor to the microphone.  Look for more fan interaction than ever before with BOSS, it's employees and racers.

Kent also expressed his gratitude to Lawrenceburg Speedway promoters, Dave and Kim Rudisell, who gave him his first opportunity in auto racing saying, "for that, I am forever grateful!"  With the 2017 opener now just 13 weeks away, he added "I cannot wait to get to Atomic!".

Watch for more exciting BOSS news in the coming weeks as we announce another new staff position, new tour sponsors and soon we will begin announcing the stars who will be on tour full time in 2017! 

 

The ALL NEW - Cooley Cabinet "Turnback Tuesday" 

Today's story features the story and remains of the Greenville Motor Speedway in Greenville, Ohio.  This legendary half mile oval first opened on July 4th, 1930.  It was one of the most important tracks in Ohio's formative years of auto racing.  The track closed at the end of the 1952 season.  Everyone we have encountered has said that "nothing remains" of Greenville today.  Today's Turnback Tuesday proves that a lot remains of Greenville.  Some of the modern photos are from our visit in 2004 and we have a video shot just last week on January 12th, 2017.  If you want to see a lot more of this track and story, please follow the BOSS series on facebook at the link below.

Photo 1:  This aerial photo from google earth shows Greenville Speedway's ghostly remains just south of the old abandoned drive-in theater.  The front stretch was the west side of the 1/2 mile oval.


Photo 2:  An action photo from the 40's of Greenville Motor Speedway. 


Photo 3:  The front stretch concrete wall still stands and on the ground is the remains of the collapsed grandstand.  We were literally walking on the metal roof which is now on the ground.


Photo 4:  Even the ticket booths remain.  This photo was taken in 2004.  In our visit last week, we discovered that they have started to collapse.  Join us on facebook to see more than a dozen additional photos and stories.

 

2017 BOSS Schedule  Release


The Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series is excited to announce the 2017 tour dates for the "Last True Outlaws" of auto racing.  The upcoming season will mark the sixth full seasonal tour for the Ohio based traditional wingless sprint tour that was established and opened in 2011.

 

Rick's Trucks and Equipment of Kenton, Ohio has proudly returned as the title sponsor.  DRC Chassis Company of Indiana has joined the tour as the new sponsor of the first heat race at each event.  Cooley Cabinets of Greenville, Ohio is also new to the BOSS marketing family, now presenting the increasingly popular historical posts that have moved from Thursday's to the all new "Turnback Tuesday".  Every Tuesday, great racing history from the BOSS territory is brought back into the spotlight on the website and on the series facebook page.

 

Known throughout the Midwest as the fastest growing touring sprint car series, the BOSS schedule will grow from only one big money event in 2016 to an all time high of four higher paying shows in 2017.  The annual Mike Hensel Memorial returns paying $5,000 to win at Fremont Speedway on September 30th.  Joining Fremont on that level will be the soon-to-be converted Mansfield Motorsports Park which will host the tour for a 2 day event on Friday and Saturday, August 11-12.  The event will be the all new "Great Lakes Dirt Nationals".  The Friday show will be a complete standard BOSS program with Saturday paying $5,000 to win.

 

Perhaps the biggest off season news was the announcement of the pairing of BOSS with Waynesfield Raceway Park to sanction the prestigious "Jack Hewitt Classic" on Saturday, August 5th paying $3,000 to win.  An added payoff also awaits the traveling tour teams on Friday and Saturday, August 25-26 when they invade the Atomic Speedway for the "Open Wheel Championship" also paying $3,000 to win on Saturday night.

 

Almost all of the fan favorite facilities return to the schedule including a return to Portsmouth Raceway Park, Limaland Motorsports Park, Lawrenceburg Speedway, Montpelier Motor Speedway, Mercer Raceway Park, Lernerville Speedway, and Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway.  Returning to the schedule after a 2 year absence is the Route 44 Speedway (formerly Whitewater) in Liberty, Indiana.  With the overwhelming success of the first event there, this race on Friday, July 28th should be another "can't miss" event.

 

Other exciting events dotting the 2017 tour include the "Jason Soudrette Memorial" on Saturday, July 29th at Lawrenceburg Speedway.  Also, the annual "Dick Spencer Memorial" will be staged on Saturday, July 8th at Waynesfield Raceway Park.

 

While the four added money events will see special formats, the standard show format of pill draw heat races will remain the same.  All of the key programs the fans and teams have come to love will also remain in place including the "open" tire rule, traveling bonus money for the top 15 in tour points, heat race payouts and bonus award payouts.  A big "thank you" is extended to Hoosier Racing Tire and American Racer Tires for their continued support of the open tire concept.

 

In addition, the BOSS rules will once again allow teams to choose their own safety initiatives.  As in the past, BOSS has chosen NOT to REQUIRE full containment seats, head and neck restraints, or roll cage halos.  Although this decision cost us one event in 2017, we feel it is our job to provide a safe racing environment along with excellent insurance and more than adequate rescue and emergency personnel.  It is NOT our position to REQUIRE items that many in our industry still see as a potential threat to driver safety.  At this level of professional competition, we assert that driver safety is up to each individual team and driver. 

 

BOSS plans to take a serious approach to safety.  In 2015, the series was the first in the country to implement random drug testing at every event on the schedule.  Random testing will continue this season.  In addition, a new "safety advisor" will be working alongside teams at our events to inspect cars and discuss safety and address concerns.  This will be especially beneficial to the lesser experienced race teams.

 

The entire confirmed schedule is listed below.  There is one more track that could be added to the BOSS schedule but it would be a Saturday, stand alone, show and will be announced very soon.  Watch for many more exciting announcements coming soon!  Make plans to attend the tour opener on Saturday, April 22nd at Atomic Speedway near Chillicothe, Ohio.  Best wishes to all for a safe and successful 2017 racing season. 

 

2017 BOSS Tour Schedule

Sat. April 22 :  Atomic Speedway ; Chillicothe, OH

Sat. May 13 :  Fremont Speedway ; Fremont, OH

Sat. May 20 :  Lawrenceburg Speedway ; Lawrenceburg, IN

Sat. May 27 :  Mercer Raceway Park ; Mercer, PA

Sun. May 28 :  Mansfield Motorsports Park ; Mansfield, OH

Fri. Jun 9 :  Limaland Motorsports Park ; Lima, OH

Sat. Jun 10 :  Portsmouth Raceway Park ; Portsmouth, OH

Fri. Jun 30 :  Lernerville Speedway ; Lernerville, PA

Sat. July 1 :  Pittsburgh PA Motor Speedway; Imperial, PA

Sat. July 8 :  Waynesfield Raceway Park ; Waynesfield, OH (Spencer Memorial)

Fri. July 28 :  Route 44 Speedway ; Liberty, IN

Sat. July 29 :  Lawrenceburg Speedway ; Lawrenceburg, IN (Soudrette Memorial)

Sat. Aug 5 :  Waynesfield Raceway Park ; Waynesfield, OH (Hewitt Classic)

Fri. Aug 11 :  Mansfield Motorsports Park ; Mansfield, OH

Sat. Aug 12 :  Mansfield Motorsports Park ; Mansfield, OH (Great Lakes Nationals)

Fri. Aug 25 :  Atomic Speedway ; Chillicothe, OH

Sat. Aug 26 :  Atomic Speedway ; Chillicothe, OH (Open Wheel Championship)

Sat. Sep 9 :  Montpelier Motor Speedway ; Montpelier, IN

Sat. Sep 30 :  Fremont Speedway ; Fremont, OH (Hensel Memorial)

Sat. Oct 7 :  Atomic Speedway ; Chillicothe, OH


 

2016 Banquet Information


The 2016 season awards banquet for the Rick's Trucks & Equipment BOSS sprint series will be held on Saturday, November 12th.  Doors will open at 5 pm with dinner served at 7.  This year, the host site is The Bridge Restaurant of Sidney, Ohio who also happens to be the sponsor of the "Hard Charger" award on the tour.  Following dinner, awards will be presented to the top 15 in the final point standings.  Tickets for the banquet are $25 per adult and $10 for children under 12.  Please mail checks for banquet tickets to:  BOSS ; 2177 Lunbeck Rd ; Chillicothe, OH 45601.  Also, the official host hotel is the Sidney Days Inn where rooms are just $59 per night.  Be sure to ask for the BOSS racer's banquet rate.  Phone 937-492-1131 to make a reservation.  There will be a shuttle service to get to and from the hotel.



DRC Chassis of Indy Joins BOSS for 2017


The Rick's Trucks & Equipment BOSS sprint car series is proud to announce a new heat race sponsor for the 2017 season.  DRC Chassis manufacturer from Indianapolis has joined the BOSS family.  They have been building winning race cars since 2002.  To learn more about DRC, visit their website at www.drcchassisindy.com or phone 317-481-1626.  A big thank you to Joe and all of the staff at DRC for your support!

 

Windom Tops Eldora BOSS Sprintacular


The Eldora Speedway "Sprintacular" once again closed out the 2016 Rick's Trucks and Equipment BOSS sprint season.  Forty-nine teams signed in for action at the iconic Rossburg, Ohio 1/2 mile field of dreams.  Chris Windom, driving the Baldwin Brother Racing car #5 emerged victorious after another classic Eldora slide-job battle that featured a 4 car battle for the lead.


The large field of cars was divided into 6 heat races that ran with only one caution flag.  Heat winners were Bill Rose, C.J. Leary, Matt Westfall, Chris Windom, Thomas Meseraull and Dustin Smith.  Twin B-Main events found Brandon Whited and Drew Abel scoring victories.  The night's only red flag flew in B-Main #1 when Justin Owen and Carmen Perigo made contact in turn 3.  Owen spun up the track collecting South Dakota driver Brett Mellenberndt.  Behind Mellenberndt, Rick Holley arrived on the scene and winding up getting upside down in the process.  Everyone emerged unhurt and Holley was awarded the JF Construction "Hard Luck Award".


The 24 car main event was brought to the green flag by front row starters Dustin Smith and Dallas Hewitt.  Hewitt jumped out to the early lead with Smith in tow while newly crowned 2016 champion Shawn Westerfeld battled Chris Windom for 3rd.  The first 20 laps of the main event would run clean and green.  Thomas Meseraull in the Stan Cortad #9x was on the move early advancing 5 spots in the first 2 laps.  By lap #8, Hewitt had broken away to a clear lead from Smith as Windom closed in and took the runner-up spot away.  A lap later, Hewitt began to encounter heavy lapped traffic as Windom closed the gap quickly.


The lapped traffic allowed Hewitt to repel the challenges from Windom.  On lap 14, Smith was able to retake 2nd as Windom seemed the most effected by the cluster of lapped cars.  With the runner-up battle held up, fourth place Thomas Meseraull was able to reel them in to make it a 3 car battle.  Meanwhile, Hewitt was now on cruise control with more than a dozen length lead with 8 to go.  Then came the game changer.  The race's only caution flag flew working lap 20 when a chain reaction bumper tag situation sent Shane Cottle around for a spin. 


The restart would find the 3 car battle for runner-up was now a 4 car battle for the win.  Hewitt had used lapped cars to his advantage throughout the race and now with an open race track, he had a trio of challengers trying several grooves all over the race track.  Chris Windom was finally able to wrestle the race lead from Hewitt on lap 23 with a perfect slide job in turn 2.  Meseraull, who had started 10th, was also able to get past Hewitt in the final laps.  At the stripe, it was Windom, Meseraull, Hewitt followed by Smith and Matt Westfall making up the top 5.  Rounding out the top 10 were Westerfeld, Michael Fischesser, Bill Rose, Justin Grant and Nick Bilbee. 


This was the final event of the 2016 season.  Watch for details on the BOSS banquet which will be held on Saturday evening, November 12th.  Congratulations to Shawn Westerfeld and his family and race team on becoming the first ever BOSS repeat champion. 

 

 

BOSS Season Finale Set for Eldora Sprintacular

The Rick's Trucks & Equipment BOSS sprint car series' 2016 season comes to a close this Saturday night at the historic Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio.  The "Sprintacular" has become a season ending tradition at the "Big E" featuring the last true outlaws of BOSS along with the All Star winged sprint cars and the NRA winged 360's.  For fans of sprint car racing, it doesn't get any better than this.  Last year there were 124 cars among the 3 classes and nearly half of those were of the wingless BOSS variety.

The "Guilford Gasser" Shawn Westerfeld of Guilford, Indiana clinched the 2016 championship this past Saturday with a 3rd place run in the feature event.  It was a historic moment, as not only did he become the first repeat champion, but he has scored back-to-back titles.  He will look to make more history as no driver has ever won more than 3 events in one season and Westerfeld has already won 3.  An Eldora win would put an exclamation point on his dominant season.

A pair of youngsters had fine seasons and have secured second and third in the final standings.  Cooper Clouse of Ohio City, Ohio won the first two events of the year and appeared to be the driver to beat in 2016, but down the stretch was unable to match strides with the champ.  Justin Owen of Harrison, Ohio has locked down third with a very consistent season that saw him find victory lane for the first time in his career.  Michael Fischesser of Cincinnati and Chad Wilson of Toledo are still battling over the 4-5 spots.  Both have had fine seasons and appear poised to get their first BOSS wins at any time.

The 6th through 15 spots are ALL up for grabs with drivers able to advance or fall several positions at Eldora.  Making the main event will be imperative for all of the drivers battling for those final spots in the standings.  Cody Gardner, Aaron Middaugh, Steve Little, Stratton Briggs and Andy Feil hold the 6 through 10 spots and have traded positions many times during the season.  Rounding out the top 15 in the standings are Dustin Smith, Bob McMillin, Joe Butera, Bobby Distel and Carmen Perigo, all of which will be honored at the banquet in Dayton, Ohio on November 12th.

This Saturday at Eldora will see some special earlier start times.  Pit Passes and tickets will go on sale at 12:30 and the gates will open at 1 pm.  Registration will take place in the infield media center.  Fuel will be sold from 1:00 to 4:00 only, so be sure to get enough methanol prior to hot laps.  The BOSS drivers meeting will take place at the BOSS tent or "command center" at 4:05 pm.  Engine heat will take place immediately after the All Star winged qualifications.  Hot laps will be immediately following NRA 360 hot laps / group qualifying.  Racing begins promptly at 6:00 pm.  BOSS will run 3rd in the order.

General admission for this event is $20 for adults.  Reserved seats are $24.  Kids ages 12 and under are free.  Pit passé are $25.  The minimum age for pit passes is 14.  Kids between 14 and 17 years of age will need a parent to sign a minor release form.  For teams competing, you will need a yellow transponder.  They will be available for rent for $10.  Mufflers are NOT required for this event.  As always, there are NO FEES with the BOSS tour.  All events are run under an "open tire rule".  Payout will be at the BOSS tent after the A-Main.  All feature teams will be paid by BOSS check and all non transfers will be paid in cash.

The A-Main payout is the standard purse:  1500, 900, 700, 600, 500, 450, 400, 375, 350, 325, 300, 290, 280, 270, 260 and 250 to start.  We will start 24 cars in the main event.  Heat races also pay the top 4 finishers: 40, 30, 20, 10.  There are also 5 bonus awards of $50 each, one bonus award for $25 and free tires from both manufacturers to the highest finisher on all 4 of each brand of tire.

We could not do all the heat race and bonus awards if it were not for our generous sponsors.  We thank them for their help and hope you will patronize them when possible.  These great BOSS supporters are listed below:


2016 Sprintacular BOSS Heat Race / B-Main Sponsors

Buckeye Machine and Fabrication ; Forest, OH

Lias Tire / American Racer ; Indiana, PA

Hoosier Racing Tire ; Lakeville, IN

Southeast Harley Davidson ; Cleveland, OH

Superior Bearing & Supply ; Bradenton, FL

Cowen Truck Lines ; Perrysville, OH

FAST Signs ; Dayton, OH

Griff's Engines ; Sandusky, OH


Bonus Awards

The Bridge Restaurant ; Sidney, OH (Hard Charger $50)

Apple Metal Polishing ; Eldorodo, OH (Lucky Pill Draw $50)

Hochstetler Truck & Auto Repair ; Ashland, OH (Perseverance Award $50)

J F Construction ; Bucyrus, OH (Hard Luck Award $50)

A Plus Automatic Transmission ; Mansfield, OH (Steel Block Award $50)

McMillin Apiaries ; Wampum, PA (Sweet Move Award $25)

Hoosier Race Tire - Free Tire to highest finisher on all 4 Hoosiers

American Racer Tire - Free Tire to highest finisher on all 4 American Racers


Also a big thank you to Cowen Truck Lines of Perrysville, Ohio for the free water and Gatorade cooler for BOSS drivers and teams!

 

 

As the race season winds down, so does our agreement with Buckeye Machine and Fabrication of Forest, Ohio for "Throwback Thursday".  If you'd like to see this feature continue OR if you've seen something that meant a lot to you on Throwback Thursday, please take a moment to contact Ray Marshall at Buckeye Machine and tell him thanks for sponsoring this look back in time each week.  Ray can be contacted by e-mail at r_marshall@buckeyemachine.com. 


25 Years Ago This Week (1991)


Photo 1:  The All Star sprint car tour ended their season at Eldora with the "Las Vegas Dash" that was won by Rick Hood who stole the win off the final corner from Frankie Kerr.  The 10 lap / 10 car / $10,000 event paid $3,000 to the winner.


Photo 2:  Fremont Speedway always ends the year with a swap meet, but 25 years ago they ran a race AFTER the swap meet.  The "econo sprints" were the 305's but they just aren't "econo" these days. 


Photo 3:  In 2011, the BOSS series was scheduled to open with a 2 day show at West Virginia Motor Speedway but the newly shortened track was not ready in time.  25 years ago the World of Outlaws ran on the big 5/8 mile configuration and Steve Kinser defeated Sammy Swindell to score the win.


40 Years Ago This Week (1976)


Photo 1:  Rodney Combs is crowned late model champion at the long gone Tri-County Speedway in West Chester, Ohio.  The afro dates the photo very well and check out the great list of names in the top 10!  Tri-County became Queen City Speedway and today nothing remains. 


Photo 2:  Lawrenceburg Speedway top 4 in the final sprint car standings are (L-R) Mike Johnson (2nd), Ron Dorsett (3rd), Nick Naber (4th), Karl Kinser (championship car owner), and Dick Gaines (1976 sprint car champion).


Photo 3:  Chick Hale of Lewisburg, Ohio was crowned the 1976 Eldora Speedway stock car class champion.

 

50 Years Ago This Week (1966)


Photo 1:  Norm Nelson at the wheel of his USAC stock car.  Nelson won on the Wentzville, Missouri road course 50 years ago this week.


Photo 2:  The cover of the "Charger" Newspaper from 50 years ago.  Norm Nelson is on the cover along with Jackie Stewart who won the USAC champ car (Indy Car) race at Mt. Fuji in Japan!


Photo 3:  Racers have always had big hearts.  In 1966 it was Ned Jarrett and David Pearson visiting a center for handicapped children in Winston Salem.  Yes, a wheelchair race took place! 


60 Years Ago This Week (1956)


Photo 1:  Chuck Engel continued dominating Columbus, Ohio area oval with another win at Columbus Motor Speedway.  He also won the weekends event at Powell Speedway.


Photo 2:  MARC sanctioned the 1956 "Salem 100" for stock cars and open wheel veteran Troy Ruttman gave his familiar wave to the fans as he crossed the finish line in first place!


Photo 3:  Although it's from a 1956 newspaper, this Throwback actually goes back closer to 100 years ago.  Drivers from yesteryears:  Ralph DePalma and his nephew Peter DePaolo.

 

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016

Contact: Brian Liskai – liskai2x@roadrunner.com

 

By Brian Liskai

 

Cottle gets 1st Fremont win with BOSS


FREMONT, Ohio – Shane Cottle had a lot to live up to Saturday night at Fremont Speedway. The Paul Hazen owned sprint car has visited victory lane at “The Track That Action Built” on a couple occasions with other drivers.

 

“The Throttle” Cottle, from Kokomo, Ind., used lapped traffic to take the lead in the Rick’s Truck and Equipment Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) feature on lap 10 and held off Dustin Smith for his first career Fremont victory.

 

It was a lightening quick track on Kear’s Speed Shop/Fort Ball Pizza Palace Open Wheel Shoot Out Night. After 10 heats were completed in just over an hour, a shower hit the track causing a 50 minute delay and creating a very tacky surface.

 

“Every time we’ve been here we’ve been pretty darn fast. I let one get away here last year and one this year. She was pretty hooked up tonight. I had to keep hitting my marks. I about busted my butt in turn three one time so I kind of slowed down getting into there. The track crew did a heck of a job getting this track back in shape after the rain. I have to thank Kercher Engines, Paul Hazen, Dave Booth and everyone who helps on this car,” said Cottle in the Engine Pro Victory Lane.

 

In the 25 lap non-wing sprint feature, Cottle and Shane Westerfeld brought the field to green, but Cottle was penalized for jumping the start and moved back to the second row. On the second attempt Westerfeld grabbed the lead over Dustin Stroup, Cottle, Dustin Smith and Chad Wilson. Westerfeld pulled away while a tremendous battle ensued for second between Stroup, Cottle and Smith. Cottle finally took the runner-up spot on lap four with Smith moving into third a circuit later.

 

Westerfeld drove into heavy lapped traffic by the eighth circuit, allowing Cottle to slowly close while Smith, Stroup and Wilson gave chase. Cottle used the traffic to drive into the lead on lap 10 with Smith grabbing second two laps later. The only caution of the feature flew on lap 13 for Derek Hastings who stopped on the track. On the restart Cottle now had his hands full with Smith who was glued to the leader’s rear bumper.

 

Cottle, Smith and Westerfeld ran nose to tail the rest of the feature. Smith kept waiting for Cottle to make a mistake, but the veteran hit his marks perfectly and drove to the win. Smith, Westerfeld, Stroup and Wilson would round out the top five.

 

When he took the green, Westerfeld locked up the 2016 BOSS championship, his second consecutive series title.

 

Fremont Speedway

Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016

Fort Ball Pizza Palace/Kear’s Speed Shop Night

Starting Position [*]

 

BOSS

 

Buckeye Machine Heat 1 (8 Laps, top 4 to A)

1. 77-Dustin Smith[4] ; 2. 14-Chad Wilson[8] ; 3. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[10] ; 4. 18-Arnie Kent[7] ; 5. 74-Drew Rader[2] ; 6. 71-Straton Briggs[6] ; 7. 13-Jeremy Duposki[3] ; 8. 08-Andy Feil[1] ; 9. 18N-Frank Neill[9] ; 10. J1-Mark  Shultz[5]

 

Lias Tire / American Racer Heat 2 (8 Laps, top 4 to A)

1. 57-Shane Cottle[3] ; 2. 69R-Dallas Hewitt[2] ; 3. 21-Carmen Perigo[6] ; 4. 91x-Aaron Middaugh[5] ; 5. 4J-Justin Owen[7] ; 6. 53-Steve Little[1] ; 7. 18D-Bobby Distel[9] ; 8. 97J-Andy Fike[4] ; 9. 3-Joe Butera[8]

 

Hoosier Racing Tire Heat 3 (8 Laps, top 4 to A)

1. 4-Michael Fischesser[6] ; 2. 57B-Brandon Spithaler[7] ; 3. 2+-Brian Smith[4] ; 4. 2-Mike Galajda[9] ; 5. 9-Cody Gardener[1] ; 6. 87-Brian Gibbs[3] ; 7. 97-Scott Hardman[5] ; 8. 19-Matt Cooley[2] ; 9. 0-Steve Irwin[8]

 

Southeast Harley Davidson Heat 4 (8 Laps, top 4 to A)

1. 89-Shawn Westerfeld[2] ; 2. 1M-Dustin Stroup[5] ; 3. 33M-Matt Westfall[7] ; 4. 32M-Derek Hastings[1] ; 5. 9N-Luke Hall[8] ; 6. 9X-Cooper Clouse[9] ; 7. 0C-Chris Vandewiele[4] ; 8. 5-Bob McMillen[6] ; 9. 23L-Corbin Loggins[3]

 

Kear's Speed Shop B-Main 1 (10 Laps, top 3 to A)

1. 74-Drew Rader[1] ; 2. 71-Straton Briggs[3] ; 3. 9-Cody Gardener[2] ; 4. 08-Andy Feil[7] ; 5. 87-Brian Gibbs[4] ; 6. 18N-Frank Neill[8] ; 7. 97-Scott Hardman[6] ; 8. J1-Mark  Shultz[9] ; 9. 13-Jeremy Duposki[5] ; 10. 19-Matt Cooley[10]

 

FAST Signs B-Main 2 (10 Laps, top 3 to A)

1. 9N-Luke Hall[2] ; 2. 9X-Cooper Clouse[4] ; 3. 4J-Justin Owen[1] ; 4. 53-Steve Little[3] ; 5. 0C-Chris Vandewiele[6] ; 6. 18D-Bobby Distel[5] ; 7. 5-Bob McMillen[8] ; 8. 97J-Andy Fike[7] ; 9. 23L-Corbin Loggins[10] ; 10. 3-Joe Butera[9]

 

Rick[s Trucks & Equipment / BOSS  A-Main 1 (25 Laps)

1. 57-Shane Cottle[1] ; 2. 77-Dustin Smith[5] ; 3. 89-Shawn Westerfeld[2] ; 4. 1M-Dustin Stroup[3] ; 5. 14-Chad Wilson[4] ; 6. 33M-Matt Westfall[12] ; 7. 4-Michael Fischesser[8] ; 8. 21-Carmen Perigo[10] ; 9. 9X-Cooper Clouse[20] ; 10. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[9] ; 11. 9N-Luke Hall[18] ; 12. 4J-Justin Owen[22] ; 13. 91x-Aaron Middaugh[14] ; 14. 2-Mike Galajda[15] ; 15. 71-Straton Briggs[19] ; 16. 18-Arnie Kent[13] ; 17. 2+-Brian Smith[11] ; 18. 9-Cody Gardener[21] ; 19. 32M-Derek Hastings[16] ; 20. 69R-Dallas Hewitt[7] ; 21. 74-Drew Rader[17] ; 22. 57B-Brandon Spithaler[6]



Kear's Speed Shop B-Main Bonus Bucks - $100 first non transfer - Steve Little / Andy Feil 

The Bridge Restaurant of Sidney, OH  - $50 Hard Charger - Cooper Clouse +11

The JF Construction of Bucyrus, OH -  $50 Hard Luck Award - Brandon Spithaler

The Hochstetler Trucking of Ashland, OH - $50 Perseverance Award - Dustin Ingle

The A Plus Automatic Transmission of Mansfield, OH - $50 Steel Block Bonus - not claimed

The Apple Metal Polishing of Eldorodo, OH - $50 Lucky Pill Draw - Perigo & Fischesser

The McMillin Apiaries of Wampum, PA - $25 Sweet Move of the Night - Aaron Middaugh

Lias Tire / American Racer of Indiana, PA - Free American Racer Tire - Dustin Smith

Hoosier Racing Tire of Lakeville, IN - Free Hoosier Tire - Shane Cottle

 

 

It's that day of the week once again where we take the Buckeye Machine & Fabrication / BOSS Time Machine and travel back 25, 40, 50 and 60 years ago this week!  Special thanks to Ray Marshall for his help and heat race sponsorship in 2016.


25 Years Ago This Week (1991)


Photo 1:  Kevin Huntley and crew chief Marshall Campbell share victory lane at K-C Raceway after picking up the All Star feature win.


Photo 2:  Chuck Ward of Morgantown, West Virginia won the Sunday All Star sprint race at the West Virginia Motor Speedway.  Ward's career was cut short due to a terrible accident and WVMS has had its gates closed the last 2 seasons.


Photo 3: Terry Shepard was victorious at Lawrenceburg Speedway in what THEN was a rare non wing race.  The Burg was a weekly winged facility in the 80's and 90's.



40 Years Ago This Week


Photo 1:  It was 40 years ago this weekend that we lost Ronald "Doc" Dawson.  The Lima, Ohio sprint car veteran was killed on the Springfield Mile in Illinois.


Photo 2:  Independence, Kentucky driver Billy Teegarden won the "Southern 100" for late models at Southern Ohio Raceway. 


Photo 3:  Some rare reported results in to Mid American from Grabit's Speedway in Hopedale, Ohio.  Although closed for decades, the track still exists, just overgrown with weeds.

 

 

BOSS Sprints Eye Fremont Return

 

This Saturday, October 1st will be a sprint car fan's delight at Fremont Speedway.  The Rick's Trucks & Equipment BOSS series will headline a 3 division program, known as the Fort Ball Palace - Open Wheel Shootout, that includes winged 410 sprints and the winged 305 sprints.

 

On the heels of last week's win at Atomic Speedway, the "Guilford Gasser" Shawn Westerfeld of Guilford, Indiana, hopes to clinch the 2016 championship.  After having four different champions in the first 4 seasons, Westerfeld appears poised to make history and become the first ever repeat titlist. 

 

The diversity and competitiveness of the BOSS series has been displayed every season since the series' inception in 2011.  The first four champions were each only able to garner one win in their title runs.  Westerfeld has already scored 3 tour wins this season.  With 2 races remaining, he has a chance to become the first driver ever to win 4 races in one year.

 

Youngster Cooper Clouse of Ohio City, Ohio is not ready to give up the fight just yet.  The 2014 National Non-Wing sprint car "Rookie of the Year" started the season strong with back to back wins and led the points for most of the first half of the season.  A vicious crash at Lernerville that sent Clouse to a nearby hospital temporarily derailed his title hopes.  But he never missed a race and still has a realistic shot at becoming the fifth different champion in as many years.

 

Harrison, Ohio driver Justin Owen has been the surprise of 2016 hanging onto a steady 3rd spot most of the season after picking up his first career sprint feature victory at Lernerville.  Michael Fischesser and Chad Wilson have been locked in a great battle for the 4-5 spots in a battle that will go down to the wire.

 

Despite missing 2 events, Cody Gardner holds the 6th spot in the standings.  Behind Gardner, an absolute dogfight has been going on most of the season between Aaron Middaugh, Steve Little, Stratton Briggs and Andy Feil for the 7-10 spots.  Only 53 points separate the four drivers with 2 races to go.  Dustin Smith, Bob McMillin, Joe Butera, Bobby Distel and Carmen Perigo round out the top 15 who will be honored at season's end.

 

This Saturday at Fremont Speedway, gates will open at 4 pm with racing at 7.  General admission is just $16 for adults while seniors are admitted for $12 and students just $10.  Kids ages 10 and under are free.  Pit passes will be $30.  For teams competing, mufflers ARE required for this event and transponder rental will be $5.  Fuel will be available at the track.  As always, there are no fees to race with BOSS. 

 

Kear's Speed Shop of Tiffin, Ohio has come on board as a heat race sponsor for this event.  In addition, the first B-Main non transfer will also be awarded a $100 gift certificate to Kear's.  Other heat race sponsors for this event include Buckeye Machine and Fab, Lias Tire/American Racer, Hoosier Race Tires and Superior Bearing and Supply. 

 

BOSS also wishes to thank all of our sponsors who supply the many bonus awards and perks that have made the tour so special.


Bonus Awards

The Bridge Restaurant ; Sidney, OH (Hard Charger $50)

Apple Metal Polishing ; Eldorodo, OH (Lucky Pill Draw $50)

Hochstetler Truck & Auto Repair ; Ashland, OH (Perseverance Award $50)

J F Construction ; Bucyrus, OH (Hard Luck Award $50)

A Plus Automatic Transmission ; Mansfield, OH (Steel Block Award $50)

McMillin Apiaries ; Wampum, PA (Sweet Move Award $25)

Hoosier Race Tire - Free Tire to highest finisher on all 4 Hoosiers

American Racer Tire - Free Tire to highest finisher on all 4 American Racers

 

Also a big thank you to Cowen Truck Lines of Perrysville, Ohio for the free water and Gatorade cooler for BOSS drivers and teams!

 

Westerfeld Steals Atomic Cash With Late Pass

 

A beautiful fall Saturday evening that felt more like summer, greeted the fans and competitors at Atomic Speedway Saturday night for the Rick's Trucks & Equipment BOSS sprint car event.  Atomic promoter, Brad McCown, had the ultra fast - high banked 3/8 mile prepared to perfection and the last true outlaws of auto racing put on another fantastic feature event.  Defending BOSS champion, Shawn Westerfeld of Guilford, Indiana, emerged victorious after a great race long battle with Todd Kane.


A nice field of 25 cars signed in for competition in 3 heat races.  BOSS rookie driver Stratton Briggs known as the "Anna Earthquake" from Anna, Ohio scored his first ever sprint car heat race win in Buckeye Machine & Fab heat race #1.  The Lias Tire / American Racer heat #2 was won by Carmen Perigo from Stoystown, Pennsylvania holding off a hard charging Todd Kane.  Hoosier Tire heat #3 was the race of the night at Shawn Westerfeld showed why he is known as "The Guilford Gasser" from Guilford, Indiana.  Starting 7th in the field, Westerfeld raced up to 3rd place very quickly behind Chad Wilson and Cooper Clouse.  The red flag flew for Andy Feil who, for the second straight Atomic event, had an encounter with the turn 3 wall.  This time Feil flipped up on top of the wall, into the catch fencing, then was tossed back onto the track.  Feil was unhurt but the restart was all Westerfeld needed to gas his way to the win, serving notice he was the man to beat on this night. 


The Superior Bearing and Supply B-Main event found local winged driver Jesse McCreary scoring his first ever wingless preliminary event win.  In only his second career wingless start, McCreary blasted from his outside pole starting position and never looked back cruising to the 10 lap win with Cody Gardner, Rick Holley, Lance Webb and Rick Fraley also transferring.


The Rick's Trucks & Equipment redraw put Todd Kane on the pole for the 25 lap main event, much to the delight of the Atomic crowd.  Westerfeld would start alongside Kane for a titanic battle on the point.  Stratton Briggs and Matt Cooley made up row #2 with Adam Strausser and Dustin Smith in row 3.  Cooper Clouse, Carmen Perigo and Chad Wilson completed the top 9 redraw starting spots.


The 20 car main event field roared to the green flag with Kane getting the jump on Westerfeld and rode the rim of the race track in the iconic yellow Charlie Brown #99.  Westerfeld was content to track Kane early as the dogfight was on in the pack with slide jobs for everyone!  The race's first caution flag flew working lap #8 for Bobby Distel whose right front was damaged after contact with another car.  Just 2 laps later, the race's only other caution flew when rookie wingless driver Rick Fraley spun to a stop.  Fraley parked the #3F car and under the caution, Steve Little also pulled to the infield with a flat left front. 


Back under green, it was Kane still leading over Westerfeld.  However, it was the FOR racing team cars that were on the move as 10th starting Michael Fischesser and 11th starting Justin Owen charged through the pack to get to the lead battle.  As the laps wound down, the gaps tightened to the point the top 3 were nose to tail, Kane, Westerfeld and the charging Fischesser.  Just when it looked like another magical finish was in store for the Atomic / BOSS fans, the lead trio entered heavy lapped traffic.  Westerfeld was able to make the winning move on Kane on lap #19 and the heavy traffic somewhat separated the podium finishers as Kane held on for second.


Shawn Westerfeld, aboard the Orrville Wright Motorsports #89, led the final 6 laps to score his 3rd BOSS win of the year and propel him well on his way to a historic back-to-back BOSS championship.  Kane held off the charging Michael Fischesser for 2nd place with Fischesser's teammate Justin Owen and Dustin Smith rounding out the top 5.  Cooper Clouse, Matt Cooley, Stratton Briggs, Carmen Perigo and Chad Wilson completed the top 10.  The main event for sprint cars was completed before 10 pm thanks to the well run program of 5 classes and well over 100 cars in the pit area.


BOSS now moves on to Fremont Speedway this Saturday, October 1st.  The season will conclude on October 8th at Eldora Speedway.   We hope to see you out at one of these 2 great events!  Watch for more information on the BOSS website and be sure to tune in for Buckeye Machine "Throwback Thursday" each and every Thursday.  It can also be found on the BOSS Facebook page.

 

It's Thursday and once again time to climb aboard the Buckeye Machine and Fabrication "Time Machine" for a trip back in time with the Rick's Trucks & Equipment BOSS sprint car tour.  Special thanks to Ray Marshall for bringing this weekly feature that you can see here and on the BOSS Facebook page.


25 Years Ago This Week (1991)


Photo 1:  One week ago he returned to Atomic Speedway to be inducted into their Hall of Fame, but in 1991, Jeff Gordon was winning the midget feature at the 4 Crown Nationals at Eldora Speedway.  Here he's passing Jimmy Sills.


Photo 2:  A lot of people don't realize that USAC once had a late model division that competed a the 4 Crown every year.  In 1991, Billy Moyer won the late model feature.  He's shown here passing John "Weasel" Rhoads. 


Photo 3:  25 Years ago, Lawrenceburg Speedway hosted a combo show of winged and non winged sprint cars.  Perhaps it's time Lawrenceburg gave this a shot again!



40 Years Ago This Week (1976)


Photo 1:  In 1976, the World 100 was held later in September than it is today.  The fastest qualifier that year was Wheelersburg, Ohio late model legend Delmas Conley who made the cover of Mid American. 


Photo 2:  Ed Sanger and Billy Childers would start from the front row after qualifying 5th and 6th respectively for the inverted start of the "World Hundred" at Eldora.  145 late models time trialed for the event.


Photo 3:  Known for her groundbreaking run at Indianapolis, it was rare to ever see Janet Guthrie on the dirt.  But 40 years ago, she drove Tony Izzo's late model at Santa Fe Speedway in Illinois. 

 

50 Years Ago This Week (1966)


Photo 1:  Marietta, Ohio driver Larry Dickson won the Reading (PA) Fairground Speedway sprint car event.


Photo 2:  Frank Canale, Earl Baltes and John Marcum watch the rain come down at Dayton Speedway where ARCA Dayton 100 lap race was postponed.


Photo 3:  Anyone remember the Pit Stop Lounge in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway hotel?  This 50 year old ad touts the "Bill Dunn Trio" as the evening entertainment.


60 Years Ago This Week (1956)


Photo 1:  Jimmy Florian and Don Carr appeared well on their way to celebrating championships in the midget and sprint cars in the CSRA traveling series.


Photo 2:  An interesting racing classified page from 1956 shows a time when car dealerships actually entered car races with new showroom stock race cars.  The ad below it probably got someone into the racing promotion business. 


Photo 3:  With the end of the season approaching, the Ohio State University Coliseum was set to host indoor TQ midget racing. 


 

BOSS Looking for Three-Peat at Atomic


Fans who have witnessed the last two events for the Rick's Trucks & Equipment BOSS sprint cars at Atomic Speedway would likely agree they have been 2 of the best finishes in the track's storied history.  Last July, Todd Kane emerged victorious in a last lap that saw 3 different cars lead and a 3 car photo finish with one car flipping across the finish line.  The return visit one month ago, found the BOSS outlaw drivers going 4 wide off turn 2 for the lead with just 2 laps remaining.  Kingsburg, California driver Kody Swanson picked up the exciting win that once again brought the fans to their feet.


This Saturday, September 24th, the last true outlaw sprint cars will go for a "three-peat" of fantastic Atomic finishes.  The championship hunt is on with just 3 events remaining and Shawn Westerfeld appeared to be on his way to making history by becoming the first repeat tour champion.  However, last Sunday, The "Guilford Gasser" made contact with a rival at Millstream Speedway and got upside down in a big way!  Runner-up, Cooper Clouse of Ohio City, Ohio scored a 2nd place finish to close ground.  Meanwhile, Westerfeld already returned to action in his backup car and scored the win in an unsanctioned event this past Saturday night.  So he appears to be back to full strength already. 


Justin Owen of Harrison, Ohio and his teammate Michael Fischesser of Cincinnati are still in the championship chase holding down the 3-4 spots while Chad Wilson of Toledo is having a great season and still has an outside shot at the championship.  Cody Gardner, Steve Little, Andy Feil, Aaron Middaugh and Stratton Briggs round out the top 10.  In addition to these drivers, fans can expect to see other tour regulars like Bob McMillin, Joe Butera, Bobby Distel, Rick Holley, Carmen Perigo and Dustin Smith who led most of the race in August before contact with the wall caused his right rear tire to deflate in the final laps.  Several other part time BOSS drivers including Matt Cooley and Adam Strausser have indicated their intentions to compete and several Atomic Speedway regulars look to give the wingless version a shot led by Josh Davis, Todd Kane and R.J. Perkins. 


For the race fans, if the excitement of the BOSS non wing finishes aren't enough, this event provides the opportunity to see the weekly winged 410 sprint cars in action too.  For die-hard sprint car fans, you get the best of both worlds plus AMRA modifieds, sport mods and after the racing, an enduro event will round out the card.  General admission is just $15 with kids age 12 and under admitted free.  Gates open at 4.


For teams competing Saturday, pit gates will open at 2 pm with pit passes $30 while kids pit passes age 12 and under are $15.  NO MUFFLERS are required for this event.  Methanol will be available at the track.  There will be no transponder fee for this event.  Registration will close at 5:45 with hot laps at 6 pm.


BOSS would like to acknowledge the generous sponsors that make the BOSS series what it is!!! 


Rick's Truck & Equipment ; Kenton, Ohio (Title Sponsor)


Heat Race Sponsors

Buckeye Machine and Fab ; Forest, Ohio

Lias Tire / American Racer ; Indiana, PA

Hoosier Racing Tire ; Lakeville, IN

Superior Bearing and Supply ; Bradenton, FL

FAST Signs ; Dayton, OH

Southeast Harley Davidson ; Cleveland, OH


Bonus Awards

The Bridge Restaurant ; Sidney, OH (Hard Charger $50)

Apple Metal Polishing ; Eldorodo, OH (Lucky Pill Draw $50)

Hochstetler Truck & Auto Repair ; Ashland, OH (Perseverance Award $50)

J F Construction ; Bucyrus, OH (Hard Luck Award $50)

A Plus Automatic Transmission ; Mansfield, OH (Steel Block Award $50)

McMillin Apiaries ; Wampum, PA (Sweet Move Award $25)

Hoosier Race Tire - Free Tire to highest finisher on all 4 Hoosiers

American Racer Tire - Free Tire to highest finisher on all 4 American Racers


Also a big thank you to Cowen Truck Lines of Perrysville, Ohio for the free water and Gatorade cooler for BOSS drivers and teams!

 

 

It's time once again for another episode of Buckeye Machine "Throwback Thursday" where we climb aboard Ray Marshall's time machine for a trip back 25, 40, 50 and even 60 years ago this weekend .........


25 Years Ago This Week (1991)


Photo 1:  Rick Hood makes the front cover of Mid American Auto Racing News after winning the All Star Hoosier Fall Classic at Lawrenceburg Speedway in Indiana.


Photo 2:  Rusty McClure picks up his 7th feature win of the season winning the 40 lap main event at Buckeye Speedway (Wayne County Speedway).


Photo 3:  Ron Myers wins the ARA winged sprint car feature at Portsmouth Raceway Park holding off 2nd place finisher Rick Holley who has returned to racing and is now on tour with the BOSS sprint cars 25 years later.



40 Years Ago This Week (1976)


Photo 1:  Junior Smalley, Bobby Oney and Dick French pick up wins at Atomic Speedway.  French also won the hobby stock title but George Harbour and Paul Coyan captured the sprint and late model championships respectively.


Photo 2:  Jim Linder, Ron Leaser, and Tim Sabo picked up wins in the 1st annual "Great Spectacle of Auto Racing" at Fremont Speedway.


Photo 3:  Duke Cook took a wild ride at Eldora Speedway in the USAC sprint cars 40 years ago this weekend. 

 

50 Years Ago This Week (1966)


Photo 1:  Ohio's Sandusky Speedway gets the front page / top headline in National Speed Sport News as Gordon Dukes wins $10,000 in the International Supermodified Classic.


Photo 2:  After many years closed, it was great to see this track reopened in the late 90's.  Today it goes by Ona Speedway, but in its prime, it was the West Virginia International Speedway which held 4 NASCAR grand national events as well as USAC and IMCA sprint car races................. let's just hope those parachute jumpers all made it down safe and no racing was interrupted!


Photo 3:  In doing Throwback Thursday, we occasionally run across tracks that have nearly been forgotten. 50 years ago this week in "The Charger" Newspaper, we found this article for racing at the Greenmont Raceway in or near Dayton, Ohio.  The paper lists the track as a 1/8 mile banked asphalt oval.  If anyone has any photos or information about this track, please contact Aaron Fry at sprinter14@hotmail.com



60 Years Ago This Week (1956)


Photo 1:  Jack Farris of New Paris, Ohio wins the 1956 "Dayton 500" at the Dayton Speedway and in victory lane says. "I won it, but I took the beating of my life." 


Photo 2:  Dick Good wins on a controversial night at Columbus Motor Speedway.  Chuck Engel had a big lead and wound up in the infield passing a lapped car?  Was he pushed into the infield?  He was disqualified and Good awarded the win.


Photo 3:  At Powell Speedway, Chuck Engel DID indeed get the victory and the end of the article advertises that next weekend would be the "World Championship Wreckum" race.  Anyone out there remember how that was run?  They even advertised a Japanese driver was entered to give it international flavor and the man had "no American drivers license" only a Japanese one. 

 

Courtney Masters Millstream BOSS Show

 

The Rick's Trucks & Equipment BOSS sprint car tour rolled into the beautiful Millstream Speedway Sunday evening with a fine field of 40 traditional sprint cars on hand.  Promoters Randy and Lisa Hammer have done a wonderful job bringing the historic speed plant back to life and the well manicured facility was the perfect stage for the late summer program with near perfect weather.  In the end, it was Tyler Courtney driving the Baldwin #5 who would earn his 1st ever BOSS win and he did it in style by starting 8th (last) in his heat race, then starting 9th in the feature! 

 

In typical BOSS fashion, there was more passing in the heat races alone than most other racing events have in their entire night!  The racing began with 5 action packed heat races and  Courtney served notice early on that he was the guy to beat winning heat race #1 from the tail.  Jarrett Andretti charged from 4th to win heat race #2.  Matt Westfall in the Marshall Motorsports #33M won the third heat after starting from 5th.  Shane Cottle also started from 5th to garner heat #4 while Cooper Clouse won heat #5 from the second spot to make him the only heat winner from the front row.

 

During the intermission for A-Main redraw, BOSS title sponsor Rick Whitaker of Rick's Trucks & Equipment surprised the competitors, throwing an extra $500 on top to the feature winner making it $2,000 to win.  He also added another $100 to the first B-Main non transfers and $50 to the second B-Main non transfer from each of the two 10 lappers.

 

Luke Hall won B-Main #1 over Joe Liguori.  Cody Gardner threw a slider for the lead on lap 7 that didn't stick, tagging the wall, Gardner barrel rolled 3 times in turn 4 but emerged unhurt.  Steve Little and Derek Hastings claimed the Rick Whitaker bonus money as the first 2 non transfers.  B-Main #2 was another passing clinic, this time put on by Kyle Simon who charged from 10th to win over Chris Gurley.  Steve Irwin and Travis Hery just missed the transfer spots but collected the added money from Rick's Trucks & Equipment.

 

The 25 lap main event found Jarrett Andretti and Shane Cottle on the front row with Bobby Distel and Shawn Westerfeld in row 2.  Courtney had no luck with the draw on this evening and would start from the #9 slot.  Known as "Sunshine", Courtney picked his time to "shine" in the BOSS series by passing the most cars to win a feature event all season.  Counting his heat race, he passed 15 cars for position in 33 laps of action and dealt with lapped traffic in the main event.

 

Shane Cottle led the first 12 laps of the feature until the red flag appeared for BOSS point leader and defending champion Shawn Westerfeld who flipped hard in turn 2 but emerged unhurt.  Back under green, Cottle continued to lead with Courtney already to second place and Jarrett Andretti in tow.  The race's first yellow flew on lap #17 when Brandon Spithaler rolled to a stop.

 

On the restart, Courtney threw the monster slider on Cottle for the lead, but lost the momentum off turn 2 not only allowing Cottle back by for the lead, but Andretti shot past relegating Courtney to 3rd.  A few laps later the race's second caution flag flew when Dallas Hewitt and Bill Rose tangled in turn 1.

 

Only seven laps from the end, the action really heated up as the 3 car battle for the win saw Courtney finally get past Cottle for the lead.  The trio then took turns testing the Millstream concrete in an epic slide job battle.  Cottle hit the turn 4 wall hard enough to shake the body loose on the Hazen #57 and with 3 laps to go, Andretti tested that concrete a little too much becoming the final red flag of the evening when he somersaulted the #18 car in turn 4 but was not injured. 

 

The 3 lap dash to the finish saw Tyler Courtney put an exclamation point on his victorious night as last year's race winner Cooper Clouse put together a fine late race charge in the Cortad #9x to come home second over Kody Swanson in the Wolters #21K who rounded out the podium finishers.  Cottle held on the finish 4th  while Dustin Smith in the Dom's Gulf #77 rounded out the top 5.  Kyle Simon, Matt Westfall, Chris Gurley, Justin Owen and Chad Wilson completed the top 10.  Simon and Gurley both passed 16 cars each but Simon took the hard charger honors by finishing the highest. 

 

BOSS now takes a weekend off.  The last true outlaws return to action on Saturday, September 24th back on the high banks of Atomic Speedway.  Both of the previous Atomic races (July 2015 and August 2016) were historic and epic feature events.  Can the BOSS gladiators make it 3 in a row? 

It's once again time to climb aboard the Ray Marshall time machine brought to you by Buckeye Machine and Fabrication of Forest, Ohio.  Each Thursday, we post articles and photos from the past that cover open wheel racing and any motorsports from the BOSS territory.   These and sometimes more are posted on the BOSS facebook page as well!  If you follow along with throwback Thursday and want to see it continue in 2017, please e-mail Rat Marshall a thank you to the following:  r_marshall@buckeyemachine.com


25 Years Ago This Week (1991):


Photo 1:  Billy Moyer wins the 1991 World 100 at Eldora Speedway.


Photo 2:  Today, he's a race promoter and sometimes takes on BOSS events, but in 1991 he was winning late model races.  I'm talking about Terry Eaglin, here winning at Union County (Whitewater).


Photo 3:  The ARA sprint cars were a new series started by Earl Baltes and this weekend in 1991 they were at Portsmouth Raceway Park - here's the time trials from that night.


40 Years Ago This Week (1976):


Photo 1:  Charlie Swartz, Fred Dillow and Dave Williams posted wins at Atomic Speedway.


Photo 2:  Delmas Conley and Chick Hale picked up stock car wins at Eldora Speedway.


Photo 3:  This weekend, BOSS heads to Millstream Speedway.  40 years ago it was Al Liskai winning the sprint feature there.


50 Years Ago This Week (1966)


Photo 1:  The announcer interviews A.J. Foyt (right) and Mario Andretti (left) after the 1966 Hoosier 100.  Foyt led the race for 97 laps when his brake pedal broke allowing Andretti to slip past for the win.


Photo 2:  Dave Lundy from Pittsburgh took this nasty ride at the Terre Haute (IN) Action Track!


Photo 3:  Al Franks and Roy Sheets are victorious at Fremont Speedway.


60 Years Ago This Week (1956)


Photo 1:  An advertisement for the 1956 Dayton 500 at the 1/2 mile Dayton Speedway.


Photo 2:  Toledo Raceway Park and the MARC series, both are long gone now.  This is a 60 year old ad for a 300 lap "new" stock car race (before the term "late model" was used).


Photo 3:  Bill Clemans scored the win at Powell Speedway just north of Columbus, Ohio.  Powell featured 2 oval tracks that were still visible well into the 1990's before subdivisions took over.


Montpelier - Millstream BOSS Doubleheader Next

 

The final doubleheader weekend of the 2016 season lies ahead for the Rick's Trucks & Equipment BOSS sprint cars.  Saturday, the last true outlaws of the dirt tracks will invade the historic Montpelier Motor Speedway in east central Indiana.  The border war will continue on Sunday as the traveling series moves on to Millstream Speedway in Findlay, Ohio for a twilight event. 

Shawn Westerfeld has picked up 2 wins this season and with some great consistency, holds a comfortable points lead.  Youngster Cooper Clouse sits in second and gained some ground at the last event.  Clouse, the 2014 National non wing rookie of the year, started the season hot winning the first 2 events and is the defending Millstream event winner.  Justin Owen and Michael Fischesser have the team FOR cars sitting in the 3rd and 4th spots while Chad Wilson rounds out a heavy hitting top 5 of BOSS contenders.

 

Cody Gardner sits 6th in the standings despite missing 2 events after some vicious early season accidents.  Steve Little jumped from 9th to 7th in the last race at Atomic Speedway and quietly continues to improve at every event.  Veteran driver Aaron Middaugh holds down the 8th spot and is looking for redemption at Montpelier.  Last year, he was involved in a nasty flip on the front stretch that tore a hole in the fence.  Tour rookies Andy Feil and Stratton Briggs hold the 9th and 10th spots in a duel for the 2017 Rookie of the Year Award. 

 

Russiaville, Indiana driver Dustin Smith could be considered the hometown favorite at Montpelier.  He scored the win at Pittsburgh this season and appeared on his way to victory in the last event at Atomic Speedway when a deflating tire sank him to a 7th place finish.  Smith is tied with Wampum, Pennsylvania driver Bob McMillin for 11th with Joe Butera, Bobby Distel and Mike Miller rounding out the top 15.  Although outside the top 15 due to multiple mechanical failures, Brandon Spithaler will be in the Burkey #57B.  Fans at Montpelier still recall Spithaler charging to the lead and appearing on his way to a win when he bicycled in turn 2 and flipped into the pit area.  He returns Saturday in search of the win the track owes him!

 

In true "outlaw" style, you never know who will show up to a BOSS race.  Robert Ballou and Shane Cottle have won the last 2 events at Montpelier and the 2015 Millstream event found drivers from 5 states and Canada in attendance. 

 

Saturday at Montpelier, gates will open at 3 pm with hot laps at 5 and racing at 6:30.  General admission is $15 with kids 12 and under free.  Pit passes are $30.  Transponders are free of charge and fuel will be for sale at the track.  Mufflers are NOT required at Montpelier. 

On Sunday at Millstream, gates again will open at 3 pm with hot laps at 5:30 and racing at 6.  General admission will be $16 while seniors age 65+ will be admitted for $12.  Kids age 11-16 are just $10 while kids 10 and under are free.  DARF members will get $5.00 off general admission.  Pit passes will be just $25 while kids ages 10 and under can get a pit pass for $10.  For teams competing, methanol will be available at the track and transponder rental will be $5.  Mufflers ARE MANDATORY at Millstream on Sunday!

 

For race teams AND fans who plan to hit this weekends doubleheader, a special hotel deal has been set up with the Lima, Ohio Howard Johnson.  Be sure to ask for the BOSS sprint car racers rate of just $66.  To make a reservation for Saturday night, please call (419) 222-0004. 

 

We look forward to seeing everyone this weekend for what promises to be a great doubleheader weekend!!  As always, we thank our sponsors who make the BOSS series what it is.

 

Rick's Truck & Equipment ; Kenton, Ohio (Title Sponsor)

 

Heat Race Sponsors

Buckeye Machine and Fab ; Forest, Ohio

Lias Tire / American Racer ; Indiana, PA

Hoosier Racing Tire ; Lakeville, IN

Superior Bearing and Supply ; Bradenton, FL

FAST Signs ; Dayton, OH

Southeast Harley Davidson ; Cleveland, OH

 

Bonus Awards

The Bridge Restaurant ; Sidney, OH (Hard Charger $50)

Apple Metal Polishing ; Eldorodo, OH (Lucky Pill Draw $50)

Hochstetler Truck & Auto Repair ; Ashland, OH (Perseverance Award $50)

J F Construction ; Bucyrus, OH (Hard Luck Award $50)

A Plus Automatic Transmission ; Mansfield, OH (Steel Block Award $50)

McMillin Apiaries ; Wampum, PA (Sweet Move Award $25)

Hoosier Race Tire - Free Tire to highest finisher on all 4 Hoosiers

American Racer Tire - Free Tire to highest finisher on all 4 American Racers


Also a big thank you to Cowen Truck Lines of Perrysville, Ohio for the free water and Gatorade cooler for BOSS drivers and teams!

 

 

 

It's the first Thursday of September and we get to do this FIVE times this month!!  It's time for another round of Buckeye Machine Throwback Thursday, brought to you by Ray Marshall's Buckeye Machine & Fabrication of Forest, Ohio.  If you haven't gotten a chance to yet, you can help keep this possible by e-mailing Ray at the following address to say thanks for supporting BOSS and TBT - r_marshall@buckeyemachine.com

 

25 Years Ago This Week (1991)


Photo 1:  Sammy Swindell dropped in on the All Stars at Attica and took home the cash!


Photo 2:  Skip Watterman picked up the late model win at Midway Speedway.


Photo 3:  David Harrison came down to K-C Raceway (Atomic) and took the win.  Check out the polesitter - Rick Holley, who returned to Atomic after many years, now with the BOSS series.


Photo 4:  In honor of this weekend's Hillbilly 100, here's the winner 25 years ago - Rodney Combs.



40 Years Ago This Week (1976)


Photo 1:  Here's the 1976 Hillbilly 100 Winner - Bob Wearing on the cover of Mid American.


Photo 2:  Art Ball of Tiffin, Ohio wins at Oakshade!  He also won at Atomic and Lakeville this same weekend 40 years ago.


Photo 3:  Jim Dunn wins at Coshocton!  Sadly, both have been gone for a long time now.  The jim Dunn Memorial is a "race" to many youngsters, but to those over 40, he was the real deal!


Photo 4:  Jim Linder wins the Fremont Speedway fair race holding off Dick Liskai and Gug Keegan.


50 Years Ago This Week (1966)


Photo 1:  Mario Andretti wins the Eldora 50 for USAC sprint cars.


Photo 2:  The "Buckeye 100" at the Ohio State Fairgrounds was a Labor Day Tradition for USAC "compact sprints" (midgets).  Bill Mehner picks up the win amid EIGHT protests after the feature!


Photo 3:  Thankfully, things like this rarely ever happen anymore.  It was 50 years ago this weekend when a wheel flew into the crowd killing a spectator at Columbus Motor Speedway.


Photo 4:   As we've covered here before, 1966 was a terrible year for open wheel racing fatalities.  50 years ago this week, Kenny Taylor was crowned Missouri supermod champion and then killed 2 days later at Sportsman Speedway.



60 Years Ago This Week (1956)


Photo 1:  Bobby Baughan of Findlay, Ohio wins the Ohio State Fair modified stock car championship.


Photo 2:  Cecil Wray wins the Dayton Speedway stock car race on the quarter mile oval, a race in which the drivers "literally beat each other to pieces" and "tore down almost half of the outside guardrail" of the track.


Photo 3:  Elzie Whetnall's winning streak at Powell Speedway is snapped by Dick Good.


Photo 4:  Toledo Raceway Park stock car event went to Bob Nelson.  There was also a Joie Chitwood Thrill Show there that day!

 

Swanson Wins In Another Thriller at Atomic

 

Many fans at the Rick's Trucks & Equipment BOSS sprint car show at Atomic Speedway saw an epic and exciting finish at last year's event.  One year later, that July of 2015 show was still the talk amongst the crowd.  Traditional wingless sprint cars are known for excellent racing and close competition, but even the competitors themselves are now wondering if there isn't a little magic in the clay at Atomic Speedway.  For the second consecutive BOSS event, an epic finish, this time among no less than 5 cars over the final 5 laps had fans on their feet for an open wheel, slide job, free-for-all.  In the end, it was Kingsburg, California driver Kody Swanson picking up his 3rd BOSS win of the season leading the final 3 laps to secure the win. 

The evening began with 34 teams signed in to tackle the unforgiving Atomic high banks.  The four heat races were won by Tony Main, Dallas Hewitt, Bill Rose and Todd Kane.  All four of whom would play major roles in the main event.  The twin B-Main events found Atomic Speedway regular and local winged driver, Josh Davis from Chillicothe exciting the hometown crowd charging from 4th to 1st to pick up a win in a B-Main full of non wing veterans.  The second B-Main was won by Ann, Ohio driver Stratton Briggs who is one of the youngest drivers on the tour.

The 22 car main event found Chad Wilson and Bill Rose on the front row with Swanson and Dustin Smith in row 2.  The third row was comprised of Todd Kane and Cooper Clouse and Dallas Hewitt and Tony Main made up the fourth row of the 8 car redraw.  At the drop of the green flag, it was Wilson getting the jump on the field in search of his first career BOSS win and leading the first 3 circuits.  Swanson wasted no time in jumping to 2nd and on lap 4 overhauled Wilson for the lead. 

The race's first caution flag flew for the spun car of Eric Semple off turn #2.  On the restart it was still Swanson and Wilson showing the way, but in the mad scramble for position behind the lead pair, someone got into the back of Wilson sending him around and collecting Bill Rose and sending Shawn Westerfeld on a soft tumble.  Wilson and Rose were done for the night but amazingly, Westerfeld was able to continue.

The second restart at lap 5 set the stage for 15 consecutive green flag laps and 4th starting Dustin Smith of Russiaville, Indiana had found something to his liking as he drove the Lou Gagliardi owned #77 car to the point to lead lap 6 and began to open a slim margin on the field.  Behind Smith, a dog fight was underway with Swanson, Kane and Hewitt throwing slide job bombs at one another while Cooper Clouse and Michael Fischesser waited to pounce on the runner-up trio. 

With less than 10 laps remaining, Smith's right rear kissed the Atomic concrete wall a little too hard and began to go down.  Meanwhile, Todd Kane found something through the middle of the race track and passed Swanson for the runner-up spot, then tracked down Smith to pass for the lead on lap 20, only to have it negated when the race's third and final caution flew for an incident involving Steve Little, Cody Gardner and Eric Semple. 

The caution put Smith back at the point, but the yellow did nothing to help the deflating right rear tire on the car.  Back under green, Kane pulled alongside Smith, who hung on valiantly in the closing laps and held on to lead through lap 22.  Working lap 23 Smith's car pushed up the track exiting turn 2 as Swanson threw the slide job on Kane for second place and Tony Main launched off the bottom of turn 2.  From inside to outside it was Main, Kane, Swanson and Smith literally 4 wide for the lead with 2 to go and Dallas Hewitt looking for a way to make it 5 wide.

Swanson was credited with leading lap 23 as he was side by side with Kane at the line.  The car on the charge in the last 3 laps was Hewitt who rode the wall from 5th to 2nd with a lap to go, but Swanson held strong at the point to score the exciting win and Tony Main squeaked past Hewitt off turn 4 to steal the runner-up spot.  Todd Kane finished 4th and Michael Fischesser methodically worked his way up to round out the top 5.  Cooper Clouse gained on points leader Shawn Westerfeld with a 6th place run and a heartbreaking finish for Dustin Smith who wound up 7th.  Justin Owen, Drew Rader and Kent Wolters rounded out the top 10 with hard charger of the race being Rader who cruised from 20th to 9th. 

BOSS returns to action in 2 weeks with a new doubleheader weekend.  Saturday, September 10th the wingless outlaw sprints return to Montpelier Speedway in Indiana with a much anticipated return to Millstream Speedway in Findlay, Ohio on Sunday, September 11th.   BOSS also returns to Atomic on Saturday, September 24th to see if it can become THREE epic finishes in a row.

Now it's time for a trip back in the Buckeye Machine and Fabricators / BOSS Time Machine for "Throwback Thursday"!   Don't forget, there's more to see and many discussions on the BOSS Facebook page.  


25 Years Ago This Week (1991)


Photo 1:  Mark Keegan with Limaland promoter Dean Miracle and ARA founder Earl Baltes after Keegan won the first ever event for the new organization.


Photo 2:  Mark Keegan passing Todd Heller in route to the win at Limaland in the ARA debut.  A nice field of 27 cars on hand and current ARCA point leader, Chase Briscoe's father, Kevin Briscoe set fast time!


Photo 3:  In honor of Kokomo's "Smackdown" Weekend, 25 years ago this weekend it was a winged All Star show there and Jack Hewitt scoring his 56th ASCoC win.


Photo 4:  Here's a little contrast for you.  USAC experimented with winged races for a few years.  Here are results from a wing show and a non wing show ran on back to back nights at KC Raceway (now Atomic) and Kokomo Speedway.  Notice very few drivers ran both.


Photo 5:  Stan Fox earns another IRP USAC Midget win which was live on ESPN.  Some great names mixed in those results including a young Jeff Gordon who won the Last Chance race.


40 Years Ago This Week (1976)


Photo 1:  Charlie Swartz makes the cover of Mid American after winning both the sprints and late models in the same night at Atomic Speedway!


Photo 2:  Waverly, Ohio sprint car star Junior Smalley picked up the sprint car win at Eldora Speedway.


Photo 3:  George Harbour from Huntington, West Virginia took top honors at Southern Ohio Raceway.


Photo 4:  Chuck Wilson won the Attica, Ohio fair race on the half mile long before the current "Attica Raceway Park" was built.  Chuck ran his final days of an illustrious career with the BOSS tour from 2011 to 2015. 



50 Years Ago This Week (1966)


Photo 1:  Les Snow from Bloomington, Illinois wins the ARCA "Eldora 500".


Photo 2:  Some Lawrenceburg and Eldora action shots from 1966 "The Charger" Newspaper.


Photo 3:  With Skyline Speedway set to reopen, here's a little tribute to them - 50 years ago it was Mac Clingan who won the supermods (sprints) and Ron Dolen won stock cars.


Photo 4:  A little lesson in history.  This photo shows a mixture of supermodifieds and sprint cars racing together, which was common in 1966.  On the inside front row is a sprint car with a bolted on roll cage because roll cages were not yet allowed on sprint cars.  The other cars in the photo are "supermodifieds" which already had roll cages and "wings" in most places.  The truth of the evolution of winged sprint cars is that they trace their roots back to the supermodifieds. 


60 Years Ago This Week (1956)


Photo 1:  Kenny Nemire wins the "Toledo 100" at Toledo Raceway Park.  Sadly, Raceway Park was just recently demolished after many years as a race track for both autos and our equine friends.


Photo 2:  Ralph Liguori, who can still be found at BOSS sprint car events today, was the winner in 1956 at Islip Speedway in New York in a midget event.  Liguori did what many could not do, he beat the "Offy" motors with a Ford Flathead V-8!  Liguori's grandson, Joe, competes in select BOSS events every season.


Photo 3:  Here's a little 2 for 1 action as Jack Bowsher wins at Kil-Kare  and below it is an ad for Columbus Motor Speedway. 


Photo 4:  Bill Pedigo wins the "Ross County Championship" for modified stock cars run at the Ross County Fairgrounds in Chillicothe on the 1/2 mile horse track. 



100 Years Ago This Week (1916)


Photo 1:  Although it will get no recognition from the city of Cincinnati, or from the press, or from the rest of the racing world......... Cincinnati is about to see the 100 year anniversary of the opening of one of the greatest sports venues ever constructed in the Buckeye State.  The board race track known as the Cincinnati Motor Speedway in Sharonville.  Yes, a 2 mile high banked race track made of wood!  Here's the program cover for the opener that was one week away 9/4/1916.


Photo 2:  Here's an artists concept drawing of what the finished speedway was supposed to look like.  The track surface was made of 2 x 4 lumber laid on its edge.  


Photo 3:  Blueprints show the 17 degree banking that Cincinnati had.  Today the site is the current location of the U.S. Postal Service terminal and an industrial park.

 

 

Atomic Anticipates BOSS Return

 

With the Rick's Trucks & Equipment BOSS tour now in its 6th season of racing, there has been many memorable moments along the way.  Andre Layfield's run from 17th to steal the win off turn 4 at the checkers at Wayne County back in 2013.  There was the epic Whitewater slide job battle of 2014 when Logan Hupp defeated Kevin Thomas Jr.  Just this season, at Lernerville, and classic 6 car battle in the closing stages found Justin Owen upsetting the field and scoring his first career win on the last lap. 

 

Combine the excitement in all those close finishes, maybe throw in all the excitement from the Rio Olympics, and you still wouldn't have the level of excitement that was present during the finish of the last BOSS race at Atomic Speedway.  It was last July that the warriors of the BOSS tour came into Atomic Speedway to reel off 25 green flag laps that came down to a 3 car photo finish between eventual winner Todd Kane along with Landon Simon and Dallas Hewitt.  The final half of the last lap found all 3 drivers taking a turn at the front of the pack and the 3 car photo finish saw Hewitt sent flipping down the track destroying the Chip Pearson owned #69.

 

This year it will be defending tour champion and current point leader, Shawn Westerfeld, who leads the drivers onto the Atomic high banks.  Known as the "Guilford Gasser" from Guilford, Indiana, Westerfeld is in search of history attempting to go back to back and become the first ever repeat champion.  A pair of youngsters, Cooper Clouse and Justin Owen, both from Ohio, still have six events in which to claim their first ever championship title.  Michael Fischesser and Chad Wilson round out the current top 5 in points and still have realistic title hopes as well.

 

This Saturday at Atomic Speedway, pit gates open at 2 pm with general admission gates open at 4 pm.  Hot laps will begin at 6:30.  Pit Passes will be $30 with kids pit prices at $15.  General admission for adults is just $15 with seniors and veterans admitted for $13.  Kids aged 12 and under are free.  In addition to the BOSS traditional wingless sprints, fans will also see AMRA late models along with modifieds and sport mods while an enduro will close out the show. 

BOSS wishes to extend a sincere thank you to our sponsors who provide the following:

 

Rick's Truck & Equipment ; Kenton, Ohio (Title Sponsor)

Heat Race Sponsors

Buckeye Machine and Fab ; Forest, Ohio

Lias Tire / American Racer ; Indiana, PA

Hoosier Racing Tire ; Lakeville, IN

Superior Bearing and Supply ; Bradenton, FL

FAST Signs ; Dayton, OH

Southeast Harley Davidson ; Cleveland, OH


Bonus Awards

The Bridge Restaurant ; Sidney, OH (Hard Charger $50)

Apple Metal Polishing ; Eldorodo, OH (Lucky Pill Draw $50)

Hochstetler Truck & Auto Repair ; Ashland, OH (Perseverance Award $50)

J F Construction ; Bucyrus, OH (Hard Luck Award $50)

A Plus Automatic Transmission ; Mansfield, OH (Steel Block Award $50)

McMillin Apiaries ; Wampum, PA (Sweet Move Award $25)

Hoosier Race Tire - Free Tire to highest finisher on all 4 Hoosiers

American Racer Tire - Free Tire to highest finisher on all 4 American Racers


Also a big thank you to Cowen Truck Lines of Perrysville, Ohio for the free water and Gatorade cooler for BOSS drivers and teams!

 

 

Another week passes and we are back once again to Buckeye Machine - Throwback Thursday from the BOSS sprint car series!  Please take a moment to drop Ray Marshall an e-mail at r_marshall@buckeyemachine.com and let him know you enjoy the vintage articles and photos!  For these and more articles, follow along on the BOSS facebook page as well!


25 Years Ago this Week (1991)


Photo 1:  Tom Basinger became the 13th different Attica winner in 1991 out of 18 races completed to that point.  Lots of names associate with BOSS in those results:  McClure, Wilson, Beaber, Hammer, Daugherty, maybe more.


Photo 2:  Anyone remember the ARA started by Earl Baltes?  The idea was to pay a little bit better than most local shows paid at the time.  The very first race was at Lima, 25 years ago this weekend!


Photo 3:  Eric Gordon holds off Robbie Stanley in the 1991 Hulman Classic held at IRP.  At least 3 names in those results have had direct ties to BOSS in the last few seasons.


Photo 4:  Steve Kinser wins, at that point, a record 7th Knoxville Nationals!


Photo 5:  Dave Darland wins Paragon ......... but WITH WINGS!  Now that's a THROWBACK!

 

50 Years Ago This Week (1966)


Photo 1:  In honor of this weeks Dick Gaines Memorial at Lawrenceburg, here's Dick winning 50 years ago this weekend at Bloomington Speedway.


Photo 2:  Dean Knittle wins the 3rd annual "Buckeye 100" at Atomic Speedway, his second win in the classic event.


Photo 3:  Drivers should still look like this after the races!  Don White flashes a dirty faced smile after winning at the Illinois State Fairgrounds.

 

60 Years Ago this Week (1956)


Photo 1:  One of the greatest of all time, Jimmy Bryan, wins at Springield in the 100 mile Champ Car event.  Pat Flaherty was critically injured in the event.


Photo 2:  Ed Molketin, known mostly for success in supermodifieds, debuts a new Corvette and dominates Sportsman Park.


Photo 3:  Here's results you won't see every day.  CSRA midgets at the Wood County Fairgrounds in Bowling Green, Ohio won by Larry "Hot-Sock" McCloskey of Saginaw, Michigan.

 

 

Don't forget - BOSS this Saturday night, August 13th at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio

Gates Open at 3 - Hot Laps at 6 - Racing at 7 !!

Now Enjoy this weeks look into the past..................

 

It's Buckeye Machine "Throwback Thursday" brought to you by Ray Marshall Motorsports and Buckeye Machine & Fab of Forest, Ohio .  If you like this weekly feature, please let Ray know about it by e-mail at r_marshall@buckeyemachine.com

There is always more of this stuff to see on the BOSS Facebook page as well!!

 

25 Years Ago This Week (1991)


Photo 1:  Frankie Kerr had flipped the night before at Attica and was taken to a nearby hospital. He then returned on Saturday against doctor's advice and went on to win his first ever World of Outlaws feature at Fremont Speedway.


Photo 2:  It seems that everyone knows the story of Lakeville Speedway that we lost just a few years back.  Here's a 1991 ad for the track when it went by the name Tri-C Motor Speedway.


Photo 3:  He capped off a great career running with BOSS from 2011 to 2013.  Here he is 25 years ago winning Sharon - it's the "West Virginia Wild Thing" Mark Cassella.


Photo 4:  A lot of younger race fans have no idea that USAC once made the attempt to convert to winged sprint car racing.  Here's a 1991 ad for KC Raceway (now Atomic Speedway).

 

Wayne County Speedway BOSS 8/13


This Saturday, August 13th, the Rick's Trucks & Equipment / Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series will roll into Wayne County Speedway near Orrville, Ohio.  The 3/8 mile dirt oval was the site of the second ever BOSS event in 2011 and it has played host to the tour events more than any other race track. 


Shawn Westerfeld of Guilford, Indiana holds a comfortable points lead but a pair of young guns are well within striking distance.  Cooper Clouse of Ohio City, Ohio and Justin Owen of Harrison, Ohio have traded the runner-up spot a few times this season.  Not far back from that duo is the pair of Chad Wilson from Toledo and Cincinnati's Michael Fischesser who have been trading the 4th spot repeatedly. 


The balance of the top 10 includes Cody Gardner, Aaron Middaugh, Andy Feil, Steve Little, and Stratton Briggs.  Rounding out the top 15 are Mike Miller, Bob McMillin, Joe Butera, Dustin Smith and Bobby Distel. 


Saturday's event at Wayne County offers fans a unique opportunity to catch the BOSS series in action along with 2 other premiere divisions.  The regular 410 wing sprints will also be in competition along with the RUSH late models and Super Stocks.  Adult general admission is just $15 while ages 12 and under are free.  Pit passes will be $30 with kids pit passes just $15 for ages 6-14.  Children 5 and under a free in the pits.