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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.


Gates will open at 3 pm with hot laps at 6 and racing at 7 pm.  Fuel is available at the track and mufflers are mandatory for this event.  All competing cars will be checked prior to heat races.  Wayne County Speedway's scoring system picks up several different types of transponders.  There will be transponders available to rent for $10 from the track. 


For more information, check out the BOSS website at www.buckeyesprints.com or the track website at www.waynecountyspeedway.com 


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!

 

It's Throwback Thursday once again brought to you by Ray Marshall Motorsports and Buckeye machine and fab of Forest, Ohio!

 

25 Years Ago This Week (1991)


Photo 1:  R & R Speedway in Zanesville, Ohio did its best to try to bring midget racing back to the forefront but it just never panned out and R & R is gone too.


Photo 2:  Union County Speedway in Liberty, Indiana (also known as Whitewater) held an All Star event won by Frankie Kerr.  Look at all those big names and check out that anorexic nose wing!


Photo 3:  Mark Goodfleisch won the sprint feature at KC Raceway (now Atomic Speedway).


Photo 4:  A nice full page ad for the Flag City Open at Millstream Speedway.


Photo 5:  Central Park Raceway did their best to bring sprint car racing into Kentucky.  Sadly, Central Park is gone and there has been no sprint car racing at all in Kentucky in 2016.


Photo 6:  Todd Shields wins the sprint feature at Lawrenceburg.  BOSS was just there this past Saturday!  Lots of names in there that we still see at the track!

 

50 Years Ago This Week (1966) 


Photo 1:  Larry Cannon wins the Eldora 500 .... yes, a 500 lap sprint car / supermod race!


Photo 2:  A.J. Foyt and Joe Leonard would fit in with the BOSS shenanigans on our 2 day trips.  Here, they put all of the hotel pool patio furniture IN or ON someone's car.


Photo 3:  Here's a little change of pace.  Newark, Ohio motorcycle hill climb!  Many pre WWII race drivers got their start on bikes.  Tim Byers is shown here 50 years ago this week!


Photo 4:  CSRA Midgets at the Shelby County Fair in Sidney, Ohio.  Racing first began there in the late 1920's.  Jimmy Florian defeated a field of 27 cars on this day.



60 Years Ago This Week (1956)


Photo 1:  Jack Turner of Seattle wins the 100 lap Ohio State Championship Midget race at Sportsman Park near Cleveland.  The article tells of an injured driver who was on his way to the hospital with what they thought was a broken arm, but when the ambulance hit a bump, his dislocated shoulder popped back into place ....... and Ohio roads are no better today.


Photo 2:  Ray Knepper wins the 50 lap race for "big cars" (sprint cars) at Toledo Raceway Park.  The 5/8 mile oval remained as a harness horse racing facility until just a few years back.


Photo 3:  The ORA, which was NASCAR sanctioned for a while, was headed to Debo Park Speedway.  They guaranteed $15 tow money to anyone traveling more than 50 miles.


Photo 4:  Ohio results from 1956 sandwiched around one of 2 articles reporting a driver fatality.  Typical of the era.  Bill Pedigo won Columbus Motor Speedway and Chuck Engel won Powell Speedway.  Jim Schumaker was killed at the Towanda (PA) Fair in a "big car" (sprint car).

 

New Mexico Invader Josh Hodges Scores BOSS Soudrette Memorial

 

Following a Friday night rainout at Twin Cities Raceway Park in North Vernon, Indiana, the Rick's Trucks & Equipment BOSS sprint car series rolled into Lawrenceburg Speedway in southeast Indiana for the second time this season.  A fine field of 40 traditional sprint cars were on hand to pay tribute to one of the very first BOSS drivers and a Lawrenceburg Speedway regular, Jason Soudrette, who we lost from complications over a battle with leukemia. 

The field of 40 cars was split into 5 tough heat races that found Landon Simon, Josh Hodges, Jarrett Andretti, C.J. Leary and Shawn Westerfeld picking up the wins.  A scary moment occurred in heat race number one when Toby Alfrey got upside down and collected Lee Underwood.  Both drivers were okay.   Twin B-main events were won by Todd Keen and Dickie Gaines driving the John Soudrette owned #44 car raced in memory of Jason Soudrette. 

The 25 lap main event was paced to starter Tim Montgomery's green flag by C.J. Leary and Joss Moffat with Garrett Abrams and Josh Hodges in row 2.  The initial start saw Leary, in the Amati 66, get crossed up and spin to a stop in turn 2.  A fuel leak in the cockpit was spraying fuel and eliminated the pole sitter before a lap was scored.

The second start attempt saw Joss Moffatt rocket to the lead from the outside pole to lead the first 8 circuits.  New Mexico invader Josh Hodges was immediately into the runner-up spot dogging Moffatt for the top spot.  The race stayed clean and green throughout the early stages with Hodges able to make the race winning pass on lap 9.  Meanwhile, in the pack, 7th starting Jarrett Andretti was on the move along with 22nd and 23rd starters Dickie Gaines and Cooper Clouse.

The race's first official caution flew on lap 16 when BOSS regular Steve Little rolled to a stop on the backstretch.  Hodges again pulled out to a handy lead, but another caution would slow the field when Landon Simon rolled to a stop in turn 4 ending a fine run with a broken rear end. 

One final race stoppage would occur when Jarrett Andretti brought out the race's only red flag.  With the laps winding down, Andretti was the fastest car on the track on lap 21, but working lap 22, Andretti slid across the track in turn 4, caught the cushion and the car pushed, putting Andretti into the turn 4 wall and executing a vicious end of end style flip down the front stretch.  Thankfully, Andretti walked away uninjured.

Over the final 4 circuits, nobody had anything for Hodges who cruised to victory winning in his first ever appearance with the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series.  Joss Moffat, Logan Jarrett, Shawn Westerfeld and Cooper Clouse rounded out the top 5.  Clouse earned "hard charger" honors for his 23rd to 5th run.   Rounding out the top 10 were Kody Swanson, Dickie Gaines, Garrett Abrams, Travis Hery, and Dustin Smith. 

The Rick's Truck & Equipment BOSS sprints now get a much needed weekend off before heading to Wayne County Speedway on Saturday, August 13th.  The spring event at WCS fell victim to Mother Nature. 


It's time again for Buckeye Machine Throwback Thursday brought to you by Ray Marshall Motorsports and Buckeye Machine and Fab of Forest, Ohio.  This has become a staple of the Rick's Trucks & Equipment BOSS sprints and will continue all year long!


25 Year Ago This Week (1991):


Photo 1:  Eric Rankine wins at Attica Raceway Park


Photo 2:  25 years ago it was mini sprints headlining the Portsmouth results - this week it was BOSS and Shawn Westerfeld making the headlines!


Photo 3:  An ad for the Canton Motor Speedway that had just one year left at the time.


Photo 4:  Rick Hood wins the All Star race at Limaland.


Photo 5:  Jack Hewitt won Twin Cities winged sprints 25 years ago.  BOSS heads there tomorrow night for their first ever appearance at the North Vernon speed plant.


Photo 6:  Hewitt also wins Lawrenceburg too - back when wings were the weekly gig.

 

 

50 Years Ago This Week (1966)


Photo 1:  Ross Smith wins Cincinnati Race Bowl in 1966.


Photo 2:  Earl Smith wins the Dearborn 100 at Lawrenceburg Speedway!


Photo 3:  Duke Cook in the Stahl Brothers Special enters the IMCA race at Winchester.


60 Years Ago This Week (1956)


Photo 1:  Even though it's not Ohio, Fred Meeker and Ralph Liguori win Old Bridge, New Jersey NASCAR action.  Liguori can be found in the BOSS pit areas occasionally and his grandson, Joe Liguori just ran with us at Portsmouth this past weekend.


Photo 2:  Bobby Boughan wins stock cars at the Columbus Ohio State Fairgrounds while Pete Burnett wins the TQ midgets at Columbus Motor Speedway.


Photo 3:  Dick Pratt scores the win at New Bremen Speedway!

 

BOSS Twin Cities / Lawrenceburg Doubleheader


The Rick's Trucks & Equipment BOSS Sprint Cars are set for another big doubleheader weekend.  This will bring to a close a strenuous month of July that will have seen the tour run 7 events.  So far, there has been 5 different winners in the first 5 events.  Friday night, July 29th will mark the tour's first ever visit to Twin Cities Raceway Park in North Vernon, Indiana.   This special Friday night event is being co-promoted by TE Promotions.  The following night, a very emotional Jason Soudrette Memorial will be held at Lawrenceburg Speedway in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. 


Shawn Westerfeld of Guilford, Indiana just became the 3rd repeat winner of 2016 and he dominated Portsmouth Raceway Park this past Saturday night.  He now sits comfortably in the drivers seat steering toward becoming the first ever repeat titlist.  Justin Owen of Harrison, Ohio and Cooper Clouse of Ohio City, Ohio are on the hunt and looking to chase down that title as well.  Clouse also is a repeat winner on the tour and appeared to be back to 100% Saturday night after a devastating crash early in the month.


Michael Fischesser of Cincinnati, Ohio and Chad Wilson of Toledo, Ohio are both quietly having great seasons and both are knocking on the door looking for their first ever tour wins!  Aaron Middaugh of Polk, Ohio and Andy Feil of New Castle, Pennsylvania are also in a torrid battle for the 6th spot in the standings.  Rounding out the top 10 are Steve Little of Waynesfield, Ohio, Stratton Briggs of Anna, Ohio and Cody Gardner of Monroe, Ohio. 


For Friday night's event, gates will open at 4 pm but start times will be delayed to allow teams plenty of travel time.  There are only 3 classes competing and no divisions will be time trialing.  Drivers meeting will be at 7 pm with hot laps at 7:30 and racing at 8 pm.  General admission will be $15 for ages 13 and up.  Kids 12 and under are free.  Pit passes will be $30.  There will be NO transponder fees for this event.  Fuel will be available at the track.  No mufflers are required at TCRP.


On Saturday, Lawrenceburg pit gates are always open early.  The pit area will be cleared at 3:45 and pit gates officially open at 4 pm.  General admission gates open at 5 pm.  Admission will be $15 for adults and ages 7-12 are just $7.  Kids 6 and under are free.  Pit passes will be $30.  As always, Lawrenceburg promoter Dave Rudisell will be providing transponders free of charge!  Fuel is available at the track and MUFFLERS ARE MANDATORY at the Burg!  We will be checking all race cars prior to heat race action. 


The official host hotel of the weekend is the Riverside Inn right next door to Lawrenceburg Speedway.  Teams are invited to park race haulers inside the fairgrounds property which is patrolled by security.  For teams camping, the restrooms with shower facilities will be unlocked on Friday night.  To reserve a room, please phone 812-537-4441 and ask for the Lawrenceburg Speedway Racer's Rate. 

 

Westerfeld Decimates BOSS Field at Portsmouth


Last night marked the historic first ever visit to Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio for the Rick's Trucks & Equipment / Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series.  Having hosted 2 USAC shows in the mid 90's, this was the first wingless sprint visit to the riverside speed plant in 21 years.  Despite 95 degree brutal heat, an excellent crowd was on hand and track owner Tim Coleman had the race track prepped perfectly!  The fans got to see defending tour champion "The Guilford Gasser" Shawn Westerfeld, of Guilford, Indiana put on a clinic of wingless driving as he destroyed the field in a non stop, green to checker 25 lap main event that took just shy of 8 minutes to complete.


A total of 25 outlaw wingless sprints signed in for competition at the home of the $100,000 to win Dirt Track World Championship.  Three heat race events found Michael Fischesser winning the first heat race.  A loaded second heat was won by Westerfeld with Cooper Clouse making a great run from the tail to steal the 3rd and final redraw spot.  Heat three was won by Brandon Spithaler who literally ran from 5th to first in one lap!  The 10 lap B-Main was taken by Kody Swanson who had trouble and dropped from his heat race. 


The 25 lap A-Main found Shawn Westerfeld and Dustin Smith occupying the front row with Todd Kane and Michael Fischesser in row 2.  Cody Gardner and Brandon Spithaler made up the third row.  An initial start was waved off when Dustin Smith and Todd Kane made contact on the backstretch with Kane looping around in turn 3.   At the second drop of longtime starter Bob Smith's green flag, Shawn Westerfeld wasted no time in laying down the law that he would rule the first visit ever to PRP.  He opened up a sizable margin immediately leaving Dustin Smith in a 3 way battle with Michael Fischesser and Cooper Clouse for runner-up honors.


Deep in the pack, all eyes were on 16th and 17th starting Kody Swanson and Justin Owen who had run 1-2 in the B-Main.  Both drivers were on a mad drive to the front.  Swanson got to 5th place but in the process packed the right rear wheel full of the heavy PRP clay cushion and developed a vibration that slowed his run.  It was still good enough to pick up the "Bridge Restaurant Hard Charger Award" advancing 11 positions.  Owen advanced 9 spots coming from 17th to finish 8th.


Meanwhile, up front, Westerfeld was on cruise control slicing through lapped traffic like a fighter pilot in a dog fight.  He lapped up to 8th place and won by the second largest margin in BOSS history with an 11.400 second victory over Dustin Smith who held on in a torrid battle over Michael Fischesser who was third.  Cooper Clouse had the fans on their feet blasting the PRP concrete with a shower of clay in every corner but had to settle for 4th place.  Swanson with the packed right rear slipped past an ailing Cody Gardner to take 5th.  Gardner had a tire going away relegating him to 6th barely holding off a late charge from Carmen Perigo.  Rounding out the rest of the top 10 were Owen, Drew Rader, and Stratton Briggs who was celebrating his 19th birthday!


Nineteen of the 20 starters finished the race.  Westerfeld parked on the front stretch to a thunderous round of applause.  He then climbed atop the cage of his Orville Wright Motorsports #89 to salute the crowd who braved the high temperatures to enjoy the show!


The BOSS tour now finishes the brutal month of July with a doubleheader next weekend.  Night one on Friday night will see the series visiting another facility for the first time ever, Twin Cities Raceway Park in North Vernon, Indiana.  One night later, the 3rd annual Jason Soudrette Memorial will take place at Lawrenceburg Speedway.  Watch for details to be announced tomorrow on both of these great races!

 

Another week gone by - it is once again time for:

 

BUCKEYE MACHINE THROWBACK THURSDAY!!!!

 

Brought to you by Ray Marshall Motorsports / Buckeye Machine and Fabrication of Forest, Ohio

25 Years Ago This Week (1991)


Photo 1:  Bobby Allen won the "Brad Doty Special" at Attica, long before it became a "Classic".


Photo 2:  As BOSS prepares for Portsmouth Raceway Park this Saturday, here's their ad 25 years ago!  The place was only in it's second season.  It sure has come a long way!


Photo 3:  Before they owned Sharon Speedway literally, the Blaney's OWNED Sharon Speedway figuratively!  How about father / son wins on the same night!


Photo 4:  In Remembrance of Nancy and her Mid American Auto Racing News - everyone always loved the random photos on the last page!  Most of the 25 years ago section comes from them.


50 Years Ago This Week (1966)


Photo 1:  Al Beale won Fremont Speedway's Mid Season Championship


Photo 2:  Larry "Boom Boom" Cannon wins the Tri-State 100 at Lawrenceburg


Photo 3:  Gotta love this 1966 ad for the Knoxville Nationals referring to the cars as "Super-Modified Stock Cars"


Photo 4:  As stated in earlier TBT's, the 1966 season was terrible for USAC and racing in general.  50 years ago this week, New York native Ron Lux was killed at Tulsa in a sprint car crash.

60 Years Ago This Week (1956)


Photo 1:  Gene Force win the midget feature at Cincinnati Race Bowl - Check out all those big names!


Photo 2:  With Columbus Motor Speedway winding down its historic run of over 70 years, here's a little TBT from 60 years ago this week.  Chuck Engel won the main event.


Photo 3:  Not much changed in 60 years.  Cincinnati Race Bowl has a "thrill show" with their races to attract the largest crowd of the year.  Ross Smith won the feature event.  Fast forward 60 years and Lawrenceburg Speedway just had their largest crowd in history for a "thrill show", but no racing! 


Photo 4:  Powell Speedway, just north of Columbus also attempted to have an "added attraction" but the X-Ray vision wielding "Lady Roda" was injured in an accident.  Jack Bowsher won the race!

 

This Saturday, July 23rd the Rick's trucks & Equipment / Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series will make history as they will invade Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio for the first time ever.  The fast PRP 3/8 mile oval is located right alongside the Ohio River and has not hosted a sprint car event since a winged race in 2005.  In recent years, the track has been the home of the prestigious Dirt Track World Championship for late models paying $100,000 to the winner.  First opened in September of 1990, the track did host a pair of USAC wingless sprint events in its early years.  Cary Faas won the 1994 event and Mark Cassella won the race in 1995.  Saturday will mark the 3rd wingless event in history at PRP.


The 2016 season has reached the halfway point for the BOSS drivers.  The first eleven scheduled races saw two rainouts, with the other 9 events being won by 7 different drivers.  The only repeat winners thus far have been Cooper Clouse of Ohio City, Ohio and Kody Swanson of Kingsburg, California.  Defending tour champion, Shawn Westerfeld of Guilford, Indiana,  has scored one victory but his consistency week in and week out has found him with the largest ever points lead in tour history at the halfway mark.


After picking up his first career sprint car win with BOSS, Justin Owen of Harrison, Ohio is now in the runner-up spot in the current standings.  Two time winner Cooper Clouse is in the #3 spot with Chad Wilson and Michael Fischesser in a torrid battle for the 4th spot.  Rounding out the current top 10 are Aaron Middaugh, Andy Feil, Steve Little, Stratton Briggs and Cody Gardner.   The rest of the top 15 includes Mike Miller, Joe Butera, Bob McMillin, Brandon Spithaler and Bobby Distel. 


In addition to the current top 15, several other teams have indicated their intention to compete in this historic event.  Rick Holley formerly of Nelsonville, Ohio now resides in Pennsylvania.  Holley won the first heat race at the grand opening event in 1990 at Portsmouth and he has announced he will return to compete with BOSS.  In addition, former USAC racer Greg Staab who competed in the 1994 and 1995 events will field a car driven by Tampa, Florida native Joe Liguori.  Liguori is the grandson of Indy and NASCAR veteran Ralph Liguori. 


Also indicating his intention to compete is the tour's only other two time winner this season, Kody Swanson from Kingsburg, California.  Swanson has missed several events due to his commitment to the USAC Championship Car division of which he is the two time and defending titlist.  Swanson will be piloting the Kent Wolters #21K.  Ironically, Wolters was a driver in the 1995 USAC event won by Cassella at PRP. 


Inaugural BOSS champion Dustin Smith from Russiaville, Indiana also plans to be in attendance.  Despite not running all of the events, Smith already picked up a win at Pennsylvania Motor Speedway earlier this month.  Chip Pearson has entered his #69 car and named southern Ohio legend Todd Kane as his driver.  Some other drivers who began the season chasing points but encountered major car issues are Kirk Jeffries and Riley VanHise and both are hoping to be back on tour this Saturday.


Gates will open at 4 pm on Saturday with the drivers meeting at 6 pm.  Hot Laps will begin at 6:30 with racing at 7:30.  Pit passes are only $25 and general admission for fans is one of the best bargains of the year!  Adult general admission is just $12 while ages 7-12 is $5 and kids 6 and under are free.  In addition to the BOSS non wing sprint cars, late models, modifieds and bombers are also on the card!


For teams competing with BOSS, there will be NO METHANOL for sale by the track.  Teams are encouraged to bring their own fuel and a few select teams will also have some for sale.  Portsmouth uses the yellow Westhold transponders so if you own one, please bring it with you.  There are NO MUFFLERS required at this event. 


Although this is a one day event, with the extended travel for our teams, a host hotel is in place.  The Quality Inn and Suites gives racers a special rate.  They can be reached at 740-353-3232.


We thank Portsmouth Raceway Park for choosing BOSS to bring sprint cars back to their facility and we thank the following sponsors for making the tour 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 Thursday again - and time for another round of BOSS Throwback Thursday brought to you by Ray Marshall's Buckeye Machine and Fabrication of Forest, Ohio.  He's also the car owner of the #32M non wing car driven by Derek Hastings and the #33M winged sprint car driven by Caleb Griffith.

If you enjoy Throwback Thursday - PLEASE let Ray know about it!  He can be e-mailed at r_marshall@buckeyemachine.com    

 

25 Years Ago This Week (1991)


Photo 1:  Mark Keegan won Attica Raceway Park.  Read through the names racing that night and you will find former and current BOSS racers along with BOSS sponsors and track promoters who host us now!


Photo 2:  Johnny Beaber won Fremont from the 9th starting spot and Chad Kemenah won street stocks!


Photo 3:  Larry Helms wins at Millstream as controversy unfolded behind the scenes. 


Photo 4:  Todd Kane won K-C Raceway (now Atomic Speedway).  Todd just ran with BOSS last Friday night at Attica Raceway Park.


Photo 5:  An ad for the 4th annual "Indiana Sprint Week".  I bet very few people realize that in the beginning it was basically just a long weekend and half of the races were WINGED!


Photo 6:  Steve Butler wins Saturday Night Thunder on live ESPN television!

 

50 Years Ago This Week (1966)


Photo 1:  Larry "Boom Boom" Cannon pre-entered in the "Tri State 100" at Lawrenceburg!


Photo 2:  An entry blank for a 100 lap "supermodified hard top sprints" event at Millstream.


60 Years Ago This Week (1956)


Photo 1:  The front page of the Illustrated Speedway News shows Troy Ruttman and Eddie Sachs making the open wheel racing headlines.


Photo 2:  1956 Dayton Speedway advertisement


Photo 3:  Sportsman Park won by Jack Mackey!  Sportsman, near Cleveland,  was built as a dog track and converted into midget racing and finally stock car racing.


Photo 4:  Jack Bowsher won at Columbus.  Sadly the 2016 season will be the final chapter in the long and illustrious history of Columbus Motor Speedway.

 

 

Hall Handles Attica, Swanson Sweeps Waynesfield

The Rick's Truck & Equipment BOSS traditional sprint car tour wrote a whole new chapter into the history books by running their inaugural event at Attica Raceway Park on Friday night.  One night later, the traveling band of true outlaw racers rolled into Waynesfield Raceway Park for the 6th annual "Dick Spencer Memorial" event.  Very nice crowds were on hand at both venues and excellent car counts treated the fans to some fantastic racing.

Friday night at Attica Raceway Park was the first time traditional wingless sprints had run Attica Fairgrounds oval since 2003.  A tremendous field of 42 race cars signed in for battle.  The five heat race events alone were worth the price of admission.  Promoter Rex LeJune had the track fast from top to bottom.  Heat races were won by Cody Gardner, Todd Keen, Kody Swanson, Luke Hall and Matt Westfall.  Twin B-Main events were scored by Mike Miller and Steve Little.

The 24 car A-Main roared to green with "Chocolate" Chad Wilson blasting out to an early lead from his pole starting position.  However, 4th starting Luke Hall was on the hunt early, quickly reeling in Wilson.  Working lap #6, Hall wrestled the lead away and began to assert command.   The first of 4 caution flew on lap 9 when "Superman" Arnie Kent spun. 

Back under green, Hall set the pace with a determined Wilson trying to fend off the challenges of 5th starting Kody Swanson.  The race's only red flag would come out on lap 13 when Dustin Ingle couldn't avoid a melee in turn 1 and went flipping off the end of the track.  He emerged unhurt. 

On the restart, Hall again could rocket out to a sizable margin, but California native Swanson finally stole 2nd place from Wilsom.   He would get to Hall on long green flag runs but could get no help from the rest of the field as 3 more cautions would fly for Andy Feil, Mike Burkin and Aaron Middaugh.

At the stripe, it was Hall holding on for the win in the Jon Nelson #9N over a fast closing Kody Swanson in the Kent Wolters #12.  Rounding out the top 5 were Shawn Westerfeld, Matt Westfall, Dustin Stroup.  The rest of the top were Chad Wilson, Justin Owen, Cooper Clouse, Stuart Brubaker, Drew Rader.  Owen was the Bridge Restaurant "Hard Charger" of the event.  He was one of 3 drivers advancing 9 positions, but was the highest of the 3 finishers. 

On Saturday, the tour traveled southwest to Greg and Tami Shobe's Waynesfield Raceway Park for the 6th annual Dick Spencer Memorial.  This was the fourth time the event has been sanctioned by BOSS.  34 wingless sprint cars registered to battle on the quarter mile bullring.  The four heat races were won by Matt Westfall, Kody Swanson, Luke Hall and tour points leader and defending champ Shawn Westerfeld.  The twin B-Main events were taken by Jim Dues and Mike Miller.

The 22 car / 25 lap Dick Spencer Memorial feature saw Luke Hall and Chad Wilson on the front row and it appeared the two may be in store for a replay of the previous nights battle.  This time it was Hall jumping out to the early lead and once again, the first leader would lead laps 1-5.  However, it was Kody Swanson's turn to get the lap 6 lead that he would never relinquish.

Two caution flags on laps 9 and 11 for Toby Alfrey and Jim Dues spins were the only things to slow Swanson down.  The lap 11 restart found Swanson open up a brief lead before Hall closed in for his only real challenge.  For 3 laps from laps 16 through 18, Hall applied heavy pressure and actually slid Swanson for the lead, but Swanson was able to cross over and regain the lead to officially lead every lap from 6-25. 

In the closing laps, Swanson encountered HEAVY lapped traffic allowing Hall to close in one more time.  On the final lap, the fans rose to their feet as Hall threw the "hail mary" at Swanson in turns 1 and 2 but slid up and off the edge of the track allowing Dallas Hewitt to sneak through and steal second as Swanson raced on to victory.  Behind Swanson, Hewitt and Hall were Westfall and Michael Fischesser completing the top 5.  The rest of the top 10 were Justin Owen, Cooper Clouse, Chad Wilson, Shawn Westerfeld and Lee Underwood.  For the second night in a row, Justin Owen was the race's "hard charger" this time advancing 8 positions. 

The tour now takes its only weekend off in the month of July before a return to action at another new tour venue.  The much anticipated inaugural event at Portsmouth Raceway Park will take place on Saturday, July 23rd.  The scenic 3/8 mile oval is located right along the Ohio River and has not hosted a sprint car event in nearly ten years.  Wingless sprint cars have not been there since 1995 when Mark Cassella won a USAC race driving the Savoy #96. 

The BOSS tour would not be what it is without the help of the following contributors:

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 BOSS Throwback Thursday - brought to you by Ray Marshall Motorsports and Buckeye Machine and Fab of Forest, OH


25 Years Ago This Week (1991)


Photo 1:  Millstream Speedway trying something different.  Instead of one 25 lap feature, they ran twin 12 lap "shootouts".


Photo 2:  As BOSS prepares for its Attica debut tomorrow, here's what was happening 25 years ago there!


Photo 3:  Jack Hewitt picked up the win at K-C's (now Atomic) Freedom 40.


Photo 4:  BOSS will make its first ever appearance at Twin Cities later this month.  Ironically, the promoter of the event is Terry Eaglin.  And 25 years ago this week, Terry was winning on that same track!


Photo 5:  Jack Boggs had just won the Jim Dunn Memorial.  A week later he scores the Terry Houser Memorial at Southern.


Photo 6:  The 1991 Speedweek champion was Sammy Swindell!

 

50 Years Ago This Week (1966)


Photo 1:  As we have posted before in BOSS TBT - sadly these were often the racing news front pages.


Photo 2:  Turn the page in the same issue to find a 3rd driver had perished that weekend.  Thankfully we learned from these brave men and racing is safer today so that many many more people are able to race.


Photo 3:  1966 Lawrenceburg Speedway ad


Photo 4:  Turn 4 at Eldora Speedway in 1966 - my, has that place changed!


Photo 5:  Wheels Speedway near St. Clairsville hosted twin "supermod" features.  Note they mention "rookie" Billy Cassella!


Photo 6:  50 years ago - Smith and Gilstrap in a "dead heat" at Lawrenceburg!


 

Highly Anticipated Attica / Waynesfield Double Up Next

 

The Rick's Truck & Equipment BOSS sprint car tour is now well into its busiest month of racing in history.  Seven races in the month of July on 7 different race tracks in 3 states, with 3 of the 7 hosting their first ever BOSS race.  Last weekend, tour regulars Justin Owen and Dustin Smith picked up wins at Lernerville and Pittsburgh to kick things off.  However, Mr. Consistent, Shawn Westerfeld, stretched out his points lead with 5th and 2nd place finishes. 

Next on the horizon for the wingless warriors is one of the most highly anticipated doubleheaders on the 2016 schedule.  Attica Raceway Park last held a wingless sprint car event around 10 years ago when the "Jack Hewitt Challenge" featured non-sanctioned winged and non wing 410 sprint cars.  Rob Chaney won both main events that night to collect some major bonus money.  Fast forward several years later, the stage is set and Attica Raceway Park is ready to host the warriors from BOSS for the first time ever this Friday night, July 8th. 

One day later, the traveling band of real outlaw racers will head southwest to Waynesfield Raceway Park for a staple event on the tour schedule, the annual "Dick Spencer Memorial".  This event produces a great car count every year as WRP has a great following of strong wingless competitors.  When combined with the BOSS regulars some 17 strong, fans can expect several heat races! 

At Attica Raceway Park, gates will open at 5 pm on Friday with racing at 7:45.  Adult general admission is $15 with seniors 62 and over only $13.  kids ages 11-15 are $10 while kids 10 and under are free.  Pit passes will be $30.  Also on the card are the UMP late models along with the 305 winged sprint cars.  For teams competing, the transponder rental will be $5 and fuel is available at the track.  ARP DOES REQUIRE MUFFLERS on all competing cars.  BOSS officials will be checking to make sure all cars have mufflers or muffler inserts. 

On Saturday at Waynesfield, pit gates will open at 4 pm with general admission gates opening at 5, hot laps at 6 and racing at 7.  Greg Shobe has kept pit passes at a low $25 for this event!  General admission is $15 for adults while kids 11-15 is just $6.  Children 10 and under are free.  For race teams, transponder rental will be $10 and fuel is available at the track.  No mufflers are required for this event. 

For teams and fans, a special hotel deal is in place with the Howard Johnson in Lima.  Longtime sprint car supporter Ron Gorby owns the hotel and makes us the best deal of the year on the nicest hotel we see all season long.  When you ask for the BOSS Racer's Rate, you will get a room for just $66 plus tax.  There is a car wash right across from the hotel with several convenient restaurants around.  To reserve a room, please call 419-222-0004

Also, don't forget,  American Racer Tires will be available from APPCO at the Gardner Motorsports trailer.  Hoosier teams, you can pre-order tires from Jeff Clouse at Cooper Clouse Racing. 

We look forward to seeing everyone this weekend.  For more information on BOSS please visit our website at www.buckeyesprints.com.  The track websites are found at www.atticaracewaypark.com and www.waynesfieldmotorsportspark.com 

 

The BOSS tour would not be what it is without the help of the following contributors

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!

 

Owen and Smith Garner Big Keystone State BOSS Wins

 

The busiest month of racing in tour history kicked off over the weekend for the Rick's Trucks & Equipment BOSS sprints.  Friday night found 32 cars signed in for action at the Legendary Lernerville Speedway near Sarver, Pennsylvania and Harrison, Ohio's Justin Owen scored his first career sprint car win in dramatic fashion aboard the Fischesser / FOR Racing car #4J.  Last night, Russiaville, Indiana driver Dustin Smith reminded everyone of why he is a past BOSS champion as he put the Gagliardi #77 on the ragged edge at Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway and sped away to win over a 26 car field.

Four heat races kicked off the action at Lernerville on Friday.  Tour regulars Cooper Clouse and Cody Gardner won the first two heat races.  Lernerville regular Jack Sodeman Jr. snared the win in heat 3.  Defending BOSS champion Shawn Westerfeld picked up the fourth and final heat race.  A 16 car B-Main was a family affair as Brandon Matus held off the charge from his dad, Brent Matus, to score the win.

The 25 lap A-Main found Westerfeld and Arnie Kent on the front row with Cody Gardner and Dustin Smith in row 2.  Carmen Perigo and Sodeman made up the third row.  At the drop of the green flag, Westerfeld immediately took command and opened up a big lead as the race ran clean and green for the first 14 laps.  Behind Westerfeld, a great 4 way battle between Perigo, Kent, Smith and Sodeman had the fans on the edge of their seats.  The early man on the move though was Owen who was up from 11th to 6th.  Just as Westerfeld began to lap the back of the field, Andy Feil rolled to a stop in turn 1.

With 11 laps to go and a lapped car in between, Westerfeld was able to once again pull away from Perigo as Owen made his way into the top 5.  A few laps later, Owen slid past Smith to take over the 4th spot on lap 17.  Another caution flew for a stopped Gale Ruth Jr in turn 4. 

On the restart, Jack Sodeman Jr was able to slingshot from 3rd to battle side by side with Westerfeld for the lead, but before a lap could be completed, contact sent Steve Little into the inside wall bringing out the 3rd caution of the race.  Back under green, Westerfeld again flexed his muscle and pulled away leaving Sodeman and Perigo to battle for 2nd.  Owen and Smith were in a war for 4th and meanwhile, local driver A.J. Flick began to fins his wingless groove and entered the fray.  In the final circuits, Owen began to find his edge getting away from Smith and past Sodeman for 3rd.

Working lap #22 the race's only red flag appeared when 3 time BOSS winner Cooper Clouse jumped the berm in turn 3 and took a vicious ride in a nasty series of flips that saw him land hard on top of the concrete wall before going over it.  Clouse was transported to a nearby hospital with a concussion and other minor injuries but was released at 10 am Saturday morning. 

With 3 laps remaining, the final restart found Westerefeld in the lead over Perigo, Owen, Smith and Sodeman with Flick sitting in 6th.  Perigo got a great inside run to steal the lead from Westerfeld on the backstretch.  Westerfeld tried to cross over and the pair made contact off of turn 4 coming to complete lap 23.  Workin lap 24, Sodeman literally went from 4th to 2nd in turn 1 and 2 but slid high into the slick allowing Westerfeld to pull back up on Perigo's rear bumper.  That's when Justin Owen who decided he'd had enough of watching the lead battle threw the monster slide job from 3rd to 1st entering turn 3.  Coming to the white flag, Owen, Westerfeld and Perigo were literally 3 wide for the lead with Sodeman, Flick and Smith almost 3 wide behind them.  Using momentum off the top of 4, Owen powered to the lead completing lap 24, but Perigo got under him to lead down the backstretch into 3.  But the determined Owen found the juice to throw one last slider past Perigo to steal the win with Flick showing patience  in the final laps to find the holes to snake through for second place over Perigo, Sodeman, Westerfeld, and Smith.  Cody Gardner, Dan Shetler, Michael Fischesser and Brandon Matus rounded out the top 10.

On Saturday, the tour moved on to Matt Miley's Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway where 26 cars signed in for battle including Cooper Clouse who strapped into Joe Biasi's backup car to bravely tackle the "Monster Half Mile" despite sporting some obvious injuries from a night prior. 

The three heat races were won by Beau Stewart, Dustin Smith and Mike Miller.  Promoter Matt Miley and the BOSS series teamed up to start all 26 entries in the main event which found a pair of #27 cars on the front row of Beau Stewart and Zach Morrow.  When the green flag flew, it was Morrow racing out to set the early pace with Westerfeld in tow but unlike Lernerville, all the trouble came early in the 20 lap main event.  Working lap #2, Rick Holley who was having a great run, got into the wall in turn 1.  Thankfully the car ground to a slow speed against the wall before Holley executed a single flip.

On the restart, Morrow again jumped out to a lead running on the ragged edge just inches from the wall as Westerfeld and Smith waged a torrid battle for second.  Just a few laps later, Morrow got a little too close to the unforgiving PPMS wall and took one of the hardest and most vicious flips in tour history completely destroying his car, but Morrow escaped unhurt.

On the restart, Westerfeld now held command over Smith, Stewart, Perigo and Owen.  One final caution for a Davey Jones Spin would set up a long green flag run to the finish.  Dustin Smith on 4 American Racer tires and Shawn Westerfeld on 4 Hoosier Race tires put on a high speed duel sliding across the wide and slick PPMS that had the fans on the edge of their seats.  Working lap #9, Smith was finally able to slide across Westerefeld in turn 3-4 and get to the top groove and take the lead for good.  Over the final 11 circuits, Smith rode the high line to perfection in the Lou Gagliardi, Dom's Gulf #77 stretching his lead and picking up the win over Westerfeld and a hard charging Cody Gardner who blazed a trail from 13th to 3rd.  Justin Owen completed a great weekend running fourth while Ohio winged invader Beau Stewart ran 5th.  Rounding out the top 10 were Chad Wilson, Mike Miller, Gale Ruth Jr, Michael Fischesser and Carmen Perigo.

The Rick's Trucks and Equipment BOSS tour now moves on to another exciting doubleheader next weekend.  The traveling band of real outlaw racers will make their first ever appearance at Attica Raceway Park on Friday, July 8th.  The next night, they will roll into Waynesfield Raceway Park to tackle the tough regular racers there on the bullring quarter mile oval.  Watch for details on those shows announced on Monday. 

BOSS Always Thanks our Sponsors for their great help - and the following bonus awards are provided at each event.

 

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


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 Throwback Thursday brought to you by Buckeye Machine of Forest, Ohio.  Remember to see more, like the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series page on facebook!


25 Years Ago This Week (1991):


Photo #1:  "Black Jack" Boggs won the 1991 Jim Dunn Memorial - sadly, he too was lost way too soon.


Photo #2:  Jack Hewitt doubled up at Lawrenceburg winning both the sprints and late models in the same night!


Photo #3:  Dave Fisher won K-C (now Atomic) winged sprints.  Is that a little Sarah Fisher in victory lane?


Photo #4:  As BOSS heads to PPMS this Saturday, here's a little look at what happened there 25 years ago.


Photo #5:  An ad for the now defunct Bryan Speedway.


Photo #6:  It currently sits idle, but West Virginia Motor Speedway was built with some neat features.  Sprinklers in the wall to automatically water the track??!! 


50 Years Ago This Week (1966)


Photo #1:  Mac Clingan wins at Wheels Speedway near St. Clairsville.


Photo #2:  Clingan was on a roll!  Add Skyline Speedway to the win list.


Photo #3:  Sam Erwin won the Atomic 100.  Maybe BOSS can bring this event back!  Where's the big tail tanks?


Photo #4:  Al Franks picked up the win at Fremont Speedway.


Photo #5:  In 1966, the midgets were still sometimes referred to as "compact sprints".


Photo #6:  Wheels Speedway promoter Norm Wheeler winds up hospitalized after a demonstration gone wrong advertising the upcoming demo derby.  Ron Dolen won the feature that night. 

 

BOSS Prepares for Pennsylvania Doubleheader

 

After a light month of June with only 2 events, the action heats up in July as the Rick's Trucks & Equipment BOSS tour will be in action 7 nights including 3 new facilities for the 5 year old wingless sprint tour.  This coming Friday and Saturday, July 1-2, the traveling band of outlaw sprint drivers will roll into the Keystone State for the final time in 2016.  One of the most anticipated doubleheaders of the year, the house that Don Martin built, the legendary Lernerville Speedway will play host to BOSS on Friday night.  One night later, the wingless gladiators will enter the arena of the "Monster Half Mile" at Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway.

Defending tour champion Shawn Westerfeld took over the points lead on the heels of a victory in the last event at Lawrenceburg Speedway in Indiana.  Cooper Clouse of Ohio City, Ohio has already scored 2 victories on the season and sits a close 2nd in the championship standings.  Justin Owen, Chad Wilson and Michael Fischesser round out the top 5 in current points and all 3 are hungry for their first career tour victories.  Aaron Middaugh, Andy Feil, Steve Little, Stratton Briggs and Brandon Spithaler round out the top 10.  In addition to the drivers already named, several other drivers who have had some bad luck early in the year, will also be on hand including 2 past champions Dustin Smith and Mike Miller.  Add in Cody Gardner and Bobby Distel who both destroyed race cars in May.  Along with local heroes Bob McMillin and Joe Butera who are set to defend the home turf!  Also entered are Kirk Jeffries, Riley VanHise, Dallas Hewitt, and many more local teams.

Pit and general admission gates will open at 5 pm at Lernerville with the drivers meeting scheduled for 6:30.  Pit passes are $30.  General admission is $14 for adults, $10 for seniors, $7 for students (11-17) and kids 10 and under are free!  For teams, fuel is available at the track and all cars must run mufflers or muffler inserts.  A race official will be checking these before hot laps. 

On Saturday at Pittsburgh, pit gate will open at 4 pm with general admission gates opening at 5.  Drivers meeting will be at 5:45 with hot laps at 6 and racing at 7.  Pit passes will be $35 with general admission $20 for adults, $19 for seniors, kids age 13-16 are $10, kids age 7-12 are $5 and kids 6 and under are free.  Fuel will be available at PPMS and no mufflers are required. 

As always, there are no entry fees, membership fees , pill draw fees or any other goofy fees with the BOSS sprints.  It is an open tire rule, so any commercially available racing tire is legal.  This weekends events are also being sponsored by Precise Racing Products who will be allowing BOSS to use their transponders FREE of charge.  They stock Hoosier Tires and tons of sprint car parts, so be sure to stop there and thank Brett Neupert for helping us out!

For more information on these 2 great tracks, please visit their websites at www.lernerville.com and www.ppms.com  or check out the BOSS website at www.buckeyesprints.com 

 

BOSS Always Thanks our Sponsors for their great help - and the following bonus awards are provided at each event.


Rick's Truck & Equipment ; Kenton, Ohio (Title Sponsor)


Heat Race Sponsors (Payout 40, 30, 20, 10)

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


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 Buckeye Machine / BOSS Throwback Thursday once again - Even more is posted on the BOSS Facebook Page!!


If you are enjoying the Throwback Thursdays please take a moment to thank Ray Marshall, the owner of Marshall Motorsports and Buckeye Machine and Fabrication in Forest, Ohio! 


25 Years Ago This Week (1991)


Photo #1:  Mike Bowling picked up the in at Lawrenceburg - yes, winged sprints were the weekly class then!


Photo #2:  Byron Reed won the sprint feature at Attica.  Lots of BOSS names can be found in those results!


Photo #3:  Portsmouth Raceway Park had a sprint car race on the horizon!


Photo #4:  With this weekend being the Jim Dunn Memorial at Ohio Valley, here's the TBT 25 years ago to Midway!


Photo #5:  Donnie Moran claimed the Southern Ohio Raceway win in the new DTRC series that was an excellent effort by then promoter Mike Jewell attempting the revive the place.


Photo #6:  Bob Pierce came all the way from Illinois for the DTRC race at Southern.


Photo #7:  Eddie Carrier Sr. at Southern Ohio Raceway in 1991.


Photo #8:  Unsure of who the 22 car is, but Jackie Boggs in the #4B is behind him.  Nice crowd on hand at SOR!


50 Years Ago This Week (1966)


Photo #1:  Sadly, this was all too common in the 60's - the grim headline of National Speed Sport News.


Photo #2:  Jud Larson and Red Riegel died together in a vicious USAC sprint car crash at Reading.  Dave Whitehorse lost his life in a midget crash at Hales Corners and 3 time midget champion Jimmy Davies was killed at Santa Fe. 


Photo #3:  Thankfully we don't see too much of this these days.  Safety has improved for the drivers and the fans!


Photo #4:  Had it survived, the BOSS series may have run this track, Wheels Speedway in St. Clairsville running a 100 lapper.  The property was later closed to strip mine and St Clairsville Speedway (Cannonball) was built to replace it.


Photo #5:  Rollie Beale flips at Fremont as Al Franks wins the feature in June of 1966.


Photo #6:  Calvin Gilstrap becomes the first Lawrenceburg repeat winner of 1966.

 

 

Westerfeld Dominates BOSS Run at the Burg

 

From time to time, in the stick and ball sports world, you will hear the term "blowout".  Perhaps its a 42-0 football route.  Maybe it's a baseball final of 10-0.  In horse racing it's a win of 15 lengths or more.  Last night at Lawrenceburg Speedway, The "Guilford Gasser" Shawn Westerfeld of Guilford, Indiana, showed the fans on hand the dirt track racing version of a "blowout".  He led every lap of the second heat race, winning by a very large margin.  Through a little luck of the draw ( and a kid from the stands), he drew the coveted "one" pill for the feature redraw.  From there, he would lead all 25 laps of the non stop A-Main, lapping up to 8th place and winning by over a straightaway. 

Thirty-one sprint cars signed in to do battle in the Rick's Truck & Equipment BOSS race at Lawrenceburg Speedway.  For the second consecutive night, a tour regular got upside down in hot laps.  This time it was Riley VanHise who got into the turn 4 wall and flipped.  Thankfully VanHise was okay and repairs were made in time to start the B-Main.  The heat races were won by Jarrett Andretti, Westerfeld, Brandon Spithaler, and Garret Abrams.  A stacked B-Main event saw former track champion Joss Moffatt starting in the back row and 3rd in BOSS points Justin Owen also starting deep in the field.  In an event that went green to checker for 10 laps, Moffatt was able to charge from 13th to win the B with Owen stealing the final transfer spot off turn 4 to also make the main event.

The 25 lap A-Main was paced to green by Westerfeld and Spithaler with Garret Abrams and Dallas Hewitt in row 2.  At the drop of the green flag, Westerfeld waited no time taking command.  Abrams and Andretti stayed within reach for a few laps early, but before halfway, Westerfeld was already "running up the score".  For the second consecutive night, the professionals of the BOSS tour reeled off 25 non stop laps in a little over 6 minutes!  With Westerfeld checked out, all eyes were on B-Main winner Moffatt who was on the charge from 17th starting position up to finish 6th!  With some cautions, he may have been the only car to have anything for the #89 of Westerfeld.  At the finish it was Abrams nailing down the runner-up spot over Andretti, Hewitt and Cooper Clouse with a great run from 11th to complete the top 5.  Completing the top 10 were Moffatt, Logan Hupp, Michael Fischesser, Tony Main and Cody Gardner.

Several neat storylines from last night as "Lightning" Logan Hupp returned to the cockpit of the family #9H last night.  Cody Gardner debuted a new race car while bringing back a little family tradition.  Cody is now sporting the number his father and grandfather both ran at Lawrenceburg, the #9.   The night also saw the best in the BOSS behind the scenes action with several teams and drivers pitching in to help race teams in trouble with mechanical issues or damage! 

The BOSS tour now takes a few weekends off before a busy 7 races in the month of July.  Next up is the doubleheader of Lernerville Speedway and Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway on July 1-2.  Watch for hotel specials to be announced Monday.  Race fans are also encouraged to share in the special hotel rate and you may see many of the teams in the hotel parking lot preparing for another epic dirt track battle!

 

 

Steve Irwin Picks Up Limaland Win - Tour Rolls on to Lawrenceburg Tonight


Another stout field of wingless BOSS sprint car drivers packed the pit area at Limaland Speedway last night.  Forty sprint cars signed in and Fenton, Michigan driver Steve Irwin picked up a win that was a long time coming.  The "Flying Zero Racing" team had led many laps in several different sanctioned events over the years, but that elusive first BOSS win waited for the action packed Lima quarter mile.  Matt Westfall closed in on Irwin as the pair sliced through lapped traffic late in the non stop, 25 lap A-Main.  In the end, Irwin proved that it was finally HIS night as he held on at the line over Westfall, Dallas Hewitt, Shawn Westerfeld, and Luke Hall who picked up "hard charger" honors with a 21st to 5th place run!

Heat race wins were claimed by Brandon Spithaler, Westerfeld, Irwin, Toby Alfry, and Todd Keen.  The twin B-Main events were taken by Hall and Chad Wilson.  2014 series champion, Mike Miller, was the night's only casualty with a vicious end-over-end flip in hot laps.  Thankfully Mike walked away from the crash.  

Tonight, the traveling outlaw tour rolls into the Lawrenceburg Speedway in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.  With last night's fourth place finish, Shawn Westerfeld took over the points lead by a mere 5 points over Cooper Clouse.  Westerfeld will be looking to expand that lead at his home track where he has already picked up 2 wins this season. 

Another great field of cars are expected at Lawrenceburg to tackle the high banked 3/8 mile oval.  BOSS encourages everyone to come on out for "family fun night" where kids 12 and under will be admitted free!  Watch for the BOSS souvenir trailer where fans can pick up scorecards for only $1 to be eligible for prize drawings and play the BOSS Pick 'Em contest for a shot at $25 cash. 

 

 

It's Buckeye Machine and Fab - THROWBACK THURSDAY!!  by Rick's Truck & Equipment / BOSS

 

To see more, be sure to like the BOSS facebook page where extra stuff is posted!

 

25 Years Ago This Week (1991)


Photo 1:  Larry Bland won the Jeff Thickstun Memorial back when Lawrenceburg was a weekly WINGED track! 


Photo 2:  Controversy at Millstream.  Shepard DQ'd for not carrying the extra weight for running an aluminum motor!  Rankine Wins!


Photo 3:  With Millstream opening their season this weekend, here's their throwback ad 25 years ago!


Photo 4:  Ron Myers and Delmas Conley won K-C (Atomic) features - Delmas was a veteran THEN and is STILL winning in 2016!


Photo 5:  Martin County Raceway prepared for their FIRST EVER winged sprint show!


Photo 6:  Anyone remember sprints running at Central Park in Kentucky?  I'm sure Kelly Kinser remembers.  It's long gone now though.

50 Years Ago This Week (1966)


Photo 7:  Sad news from Atomic Speedway as Larry Williams was killed in a sportsman flip.


Photo 8:  Mac Clingan won Millstream and Darl Harrison won Fremont.


Photo 9:  Bob Smith won the sprint feature at Sandusky but some other cars tore down the fences!


 

Legendary Limaland - Lawrenceburg Doubleheader is Here


Sprint car racing has long been considered to be the elite division of the short tracks.  Traditional wingless sprinters are now considered the "pure" and "raw" throwback form of the sport.  This weekend, the Rick's Truck & Equipment BOSS wingless outlaw warriors will take this pure form of racing to two of the most storied and historical sites on the 2016 tour.  Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima, Ohio will play host on Friday night.  One night later, they will tackle the unforgiving high banks of Lawrenceburg Speedway in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.


Both facilities have seen different track configurations and layouts over the years.  Lawrenceburg first hosted auto racing in 1910 (a year before the first Indianapolis 500 was held) on the fairgrounds half mile that wrapped around the current circuit.  Weekly racing began on a quarter mile in 1950 and the track was finally reconfigured to its current size in 2008.  The first race track on the Limaland property was built in 1939.  Earlier racing had taken place at the county fairgrounds.  Known originally as Allentown Speedway, it went from a 1/3 mile oval to a 1/4 mile flat oval and in 1967 it was banked and made into the Limaland known today. 


The Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series is proud to continue the traditions.  The last true outlaws of short track racing will storm into both facilities this weekend emulating the ghostly legends that once toured these hallowed sites.  The youngest driver on the tour, seventeen year old Cooper Clouse, has won 2 of the first 3 events in 2016 and leads the early point standings.  Defending champion, Shawn Westerfeld, has already picked up 2 regular show feature wins at his home track, Lawrenceburg and is a close 2nd in the early points.  The FOR Racing cars have proven to be a FORce early in the season as both Justin Owen and Michael Fischesser have found themselves in the top 5.


BOSS veterans Chad Wilson and Aaron Middaugh sit just outside the top 5 while rookie of the year contenders Drew Rader and Andy Feil sit 8th and 9th.  2014 champion Mike Miller rounds out the early top 10 after a rough start to his season.  Like Miller, Dustin Smith is another past champion having a very rough start to 2016 currently sitting 11th in points.  Steve Little, Stratton Briggs, Joe Butera, Bob McMillin, Kirk Jeffries, Brandon Spithaler and Riley VanHise are all in the heated points battle as well.  Also planning a return to action are 2 of the walking wounded from early season accidents.  Cody Gardner and Bobby Distel both plan to unveil new race cars after some early season misfortunes.  


Friday night's action at Limaland Motorsports Park gets underway with gates opening at 4:30.  Pill draw will close and drivers meeting is scheduled at 6:15.  Racing action will get underway at 7:30.  Adult general admission is a bargain at just $12 and pit passes are only $25.  For teams competing, there will be NO FUEL for sale at the track.  Transponder rental will be $10 and mufflers are NOT required.  Teams will be paid in check after the A-Main by BOSS officials.


On Saturday night at Lawrenceburg, gates open at 4:00 for "Family Night".  Adult general admission is $15 and kids 12 and under are FREE.  There will also be a Kroger canned food drive.  Each item donated earns you a chance at a $100 Kroger gift card.  Pit Passes will be $30 but there is NO FEE for transponder rentals.  Fuel is available at the track.  Mufflers ARE REQUIRED AT LAWRENCEBURG.  A-Main payout will be done by Lawrenceburg Speedway in check.  BOSS heat race, bonus money, and tow bonus money will be paid in cash at the BOSS tent after the main event. 


For teams and fans, this legendary doubleheader gets even better as the Lima, Ohio Howard Johnson Hotel is offering a special $65 rate.  Owner Ron Gorby is a former sprint car team owner and sponsor.  You will not find a nicer hotel stay for the money!  There will be security in the parking lot for the haulers.  To make a reservation, please phone 419-222-0004 and ask for the BOSS Racer's Rate. 


For more information on these 2 great tracks, please visit their websites at www.limaland.com and www.lawrenceburgspeedway.com or check out the BOSS website at www.buckeyesprints.com 


BOSS Always Thanks our Sponsors for their great help - and the following bonus awards are provided at each event.


Rick's Truck & Equipment ; Kenton, Ohio (Title Sponsor)


Heat Race Sponsors (Payout 40, 30, 20, 10)

Buckeye Machine and Fab ; Forest, Ohio

Lias Tire / American Racer ; Indiana, PA

Hoosier Racing Tire ; Lakeville, IN

Southeast Harley Davidson ; Cleveland, OH

FAST Signs ; Dayton, 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)

Superior Bearing ; Bradenton, FL (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!

 

 

Buckeye Machine & BOSS Present another Throwback Thursday

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25 Year Ago This Week (1991) in BOSS territory:


Photo 1:  Byron Reed scored his first career win in a sprint car at Millstream Speedway and made the front cover of MAARN.


Photo 2:  Kevin Huntley won Attica Raceway Park. 


Photo 3:  1991 Speedweek ads began to appear.  Back when it was still 7 races and over the July 4th holiday.


Photo 4:  Portsmouth Raceway Park hosted 305 sprint cars and Scott Miller took the win.


Photo 5:  Eric Rankine and Mike Albright won sprint car events at Fremont


50 Years Ago This Week (1966) in BOSS territory:


Photo 6:  Veterans Sam Erwin and Junior Spencer won races at Atomic.


Photo 7:  Jerry Matus won GPS.  His son and grandson both competed with BOSS this past weekend!


Photo 8:  The iconic ad of the sixties .......... got a tiger in your tank??


Photo 9:  Skyline Speedway was a popular spot when it opened in the 60's.  This ad was 50 years ago this week in NSSN.

 

 

Clouse and Swanson Score BOSS Wins in PA/OH Double

The old saying of "when you're hot, you're hot" rang true over the holiday weekend, as not only the temperatures soared into late spring, but also, the racing has heated up.  In addition, two of the hottest drivers in the nation scored wins in the Rick's Trucks & Equipment BOSS series.  On Saturday night, youngster Cooper Clouse of Ohio City, Ohio roared to his second win in as many starts on the tour and third career win by dominating a 26 car field at Mercer Raceway Park.  Last night, it was California driver Kody Swanson capping off a near perfect weekend by winning the marquee event on the schedule, the $5,000 to win / 33 lap Hensel Memorial at Fremont Speedway defeating a stout 52 car field.

At Mercer Raceway Park on Saturday, the 26 entries ran three heat races with Brandon Spithaler charging from 9th to win heat race number one and earn the McMillin Apiaries "Sweet Move of the Night" award.  Defending tour champion Shawn Westerfeld won heat race #2 from the fourth starting spot while Jack Sodeman Jr. claimed the third heat race from the outside pole.  The B-Main event was won by sportsman sprint car champion, Carmen Perigo in only his second night of wingless sprint car racing. 

The redraw found BOSS veteran Chad Wilson on the pole with rookie of the year candidate Andy Feil on the outside front row.  At the drop of the green flag, it was Wilson grabbing the early lead with 4th starting Cooper Clouse in pursuit.  Wilson led the first 2 circuits before Clouse was able to slip past for the top spot.  The next mover in the field was Shawn Westerfeld who was able to get past Feil for 3rd on lap 4.  Trouble befell tour stars Brandon Spithaler and Dustin Smith who were both strong contenders and both exited the race with rear end trouble.  Despite four caution flags, Clouse was able to lead the final 23 circuits for the win.  Westerfeld was able to track down Chad Wilson late to steal runner-up honors with Wilson nailing down a great 3rd place run.  Local hero and veteran wing driver Jack Sodeman Jr put in a fine wingless effort coming from 8th to 4th with rookie of the year candidate Drew Rader rounding out the top five.  Six through ten were Gale Ruth Jr, Mike Miller, Michael Fischesser, Arnie Kent, and Justin Owen who also picked up the Bridge Restaurant "Hard Charger" award.  

Sunday night found the BOSS outlaw sprint car teams back at Fremont Speedway for the second time in the young season for the 4th annual "Mike Hensel Memorial".  The first 3 Hensel Memorials were won by 3 different California natives.  The big question was if the Cali boys could make it 4 in a row as all three returned this year.  Robert Ballou, Kody Swanson, and Thomas Meseraull were all former winners and major players in this years event.  But when you are hot ........ well, you know the story.  After winning the Thursday night Hoosier 100 in a Silver Crown car on the dirt mile, Kody Swanson scored a pavement sprint car win in the prestigious Little 500 on Saturday.  Driving a 4th different car on the weekend, Swanson became the first ever repeat winner of the Hensel Memorial driving the Kent Wolters owned #21K to make it 3 wins in 4 nights.  His only defeat of the weekend came on Friday night at Lucas Oil Raceway Park when he ran second to his own brother, Tanner Swanson, a pavement specialist. 

A great field of 52 cars signed in for action with a unique format.  The cars were divided into 5 heat race groups for single car time trials.  The fastest 6 cars in each heat race were inverted with the top 4 transferring to the A-Main.  Also, the heat race winners and the fastest qualifier in each group who transferred to the main, were sent to the Superior Bearing Dash for Cash that had its own $500 purse.

Shane Cottle was quick time in heat race #1 then put on a show from 6th to win the first heat.  Aaron Middaugh who was third quick in the group also made the dash by running 3rd and being the fastest other qualifier to transfer to the main out of his heat.  Cooper Clouse won heat race two from the outside pole with Thomas Meseraull also making the dash.  Heat race #3 found Brady Bacon and Dave Darland running 1-2 from row #3 to put both cars into the dash for cash.  Heat 4 saw another fast timer go from 6th to 1st as Robert Ballou picked up the prelim win as 2nd quick in the group, Landon Simon ran 3rd to go to the 10 lap / 10 car dash.  Finally, heat #5 found local driver D.J. Foos winning from the pole on his home track while fast timer Kody Swanson had an off track excursion, fell to last, then charged back to third to score a spot in the redraw

Twin B-Main events found defending BOSS champ Shawn Westerfeld and Dustin Ingle both picking up wins to transfer to the 33 lap main event.  Next up was the dash redraw which was done in the "grudge" or "revenge" format.  Shane Cottle in the Hazen 57 wound up with the pole position, courtesy of Dave Darland!  Kody Swanson would start from the outside pole with Foos and Bacon making up row 2.  Ninth starting Robert Ballou was sent to the rear of the field for an early spin, setting the stage for a fantastic drive through the field. 

From the drop of the green flag though, it was Cottle grabbing the early lead.  Meanwhile, chaos ensued back through the pack.  The caution plagued event took 45 minutes to complete and necessitated the first ever red flag fuel stop in the history of the tour.  Despite the chaos, great racing was taking place throughout the pack and Swanson roared past Cottle to lead on lap #16 and never looked back.  Thomas Meseraull got by Cottle late to claim the runner-up spot with Cottle holding off a charging Robert Ballou to break up the California boys trifecta attempt.  Landon Simon rounded out the top 5 with Brady Bacon, Kyle Simon, Carmen Perigo, Mike Burkin and Dave Darland rounding out the top 10.  Perigo claimed the $333 hard charger bonus award advancing from 23rd to finish 8th.

A gracious Swanson gained a lot of new fans in victory lane.  “What an unbelievable week. It’s hard to put into words. The Hensel family…I won this race two years ago and met them, what an awesome group of people. You see them throughout race tracks wherever we’re at…crown races, saw them at the Hoosier 100 and the Little 500…what great people to have in the sport,” said Swanson. “I’m so thankful to be a part of this event to honor Mike"

“I’m not that good at all. I’m so lucky to be driving this week for three fantastic race teams, the DePalma 63, the Hoffman 69 and tonight Kent Wolters 21…what an unbelievable group of guys. My career was in shambles and probably over and Kent picked me up and gave me another chance and I’m happy to put this in victory lane for him,” added Swanson.

Next up for the Rick's Trucks and Equipment BOSS tour is another doubleheader weekend at Limaland Motorsports Park on Friday June 10th and Lawrenceburg Speedway on Saturday, June 11th. 

 

 

BOSS Prepares for Historic Doubleheader with $5k Hensel Memorial


Now into it's fifth full season, the Rick's Truck & Equipment BOSS tour has seen many exciting events through the years.  However, this upcoming weekend doubleheader will undoubtedly be the largest events in series history.  Saturday night, May 28th the tour will make its annual pilgrimage to Mercer Raceway Park in Western Pennsylvania for a regular show.  Then, on Sunday, May 29th, the 4th annual Mike Hensel Memorial event at Fremont Speedway will pay $5,000 to the winner with $333 guaranteed to start and an unheard of $200 guaranteed to all B-Main participants who fail to make the main event!

In the 4 previous Mercer events, Brandon Spithaler has won twice.  Spithaler will lead the charge into Mercer along with 17 year old Cooper Clouse who picked up the opening round win at Fremont on May 7th.  Defending champion Shawn Westerfeld heads up a trio of past tour champions that also includes Mike Miller and Dustin Smith, who will be searching to make history by becoming the first repeat tour champs. 

Past winners of Sunday's Hensel Memorial have ALL been California natives.  In 2013 it was Rocklin, California driver Robert Ballou who picked up the original $3,300 to win payday.  In 2014 it grew to the present $5,000 to win and Kingsburg, California driver Kody Swanson roared to the win.  One year ago, it was San Jose, California's Thomas Meseraull's turn after flipping at the end of his heat race, T-Mez stormed back to win the big money in the 33 lap main event. 

The 2016 version of the Hensel Memorial remains $5,000 to win with $2,000 for second and $1,200 for third.  The 24 car / 33 lap A-Main will guarantee $333 to start the main event and an unprecedented $200 to all B-Main starters who do not make the main.  As always, a $100 minimum is guaranteed to every car that attempts to compete in the event, even if you fail to start a heat race!

Also new for this year's Hensel Memorial will be the Superior Bearing - Dash for Cash!  A $500 purse paying $200 to the winner will set the A-Main lineup.  After the pill draw, cars will be grouped into heat races and then will time trial in their individual groups.  Depending on car count, 5 or 6 cars will be inverted in each heat with 3 or 4 cars transferring to the main event.  The top 2 finishers in each heat race will earn their way into the dash.  The balance of the A-Main and B-Main lineups will be determined by heat race finishes.

The dash line-up will be determined by the fan favorite "revenge" draw format.  Each heat race winner will go first and the number they draw, they MUST give it to another driver.  Once a number is given, it cannot be passed on.   Once the lineup is set, the dash will be the number of laps that there are cars in the event.  This will give teams a chance to improve their positions for the run at $5,000 in the 33 lap A-Main

Make plans to join us for this exciting weekend of racing.  Gates will open at 4 pm both days.  Pit passes are $30 at Mercer and $35 at Fremont.  Fuel will be available at both tracks.  Mufflers are NOT required at Mercer, however, on Sunday at Fremont, ALL competing cars must have mufflers OR muffler inserts.  All cars WILL BE CHECKED!  Transponder rental fee will be $5 or you can use your own (must be the yellow). 

General admission for each night is as follows:  Mercer - Adults $15 with seniors (60+) just $13.  Students (9-15) are just $7.  Children 8 and under are free.  There are also family passes available that gets 2 adults and up to 4 kids in for just $32.   For more information on Mercer, please visit their website at www.mercerracewaypark.com    At Fremont Speedway on Sunday, Adult general admission is $20 with seniors admitted for $18.  Students ages 11-16 are $12.  For more information on Fremont Speedway, please visit their site at www.fremontohspeedway.com 

 

 

It's time for another Buckeye Machine / BOSS Throwback Thursday


25 Years ago this week (1991):


It was the California Racing Association (CRA) bringing wingless sprint racing into what would become the BOSS territory!!


Photo #1:  Todd Kane wins Lima!  Last season he won the BOSS show at Atomic.


Photo #2: Frankie Kerr defeated Byron Reed at Attica!  BOSS makes its first EVER Attica appearance on July 8th!


Photo #3: Kerr also won at Union County (Whitewater) where BOSS ran in 2014 with "Lightning" Logan Hupp scoring the win.


Photo #4:  Jack Hewitt and Leland McSpadden tangled at Eldora in a violent way.


Photo #5:  Hewitt scored the CRA win at Millstream Speedway.


Photo #6:  The 1991 Indy 500 first 6 rows - one name in there can be found these days in the BOSS pit area quite often.  John Andretti is now mentoring his son Jarrett Andretti who competes at Lawrenceburg Speedway and occasionally with BOSS.

50 years ago this week (1966)


Photo #1:  Sadly, headings like this appeared almost every week in National Speed Sport News in the sixties.  Race cars were increasing in speed much more quickly than the safety technology.


Photo #2:  Although he had passed a few weeks prior, the announcement was made of Rich Witte's death, thus bringing an end to the CSRA.  From the 30's through the 60's, the CSRA was very much like the BOSS series today.


Photo #3:  Lawrenceburg results from 1966.


Photo #4:  The 1966 Indy 500 lineup.

75 Years ago this week (1941)


Photo #1:  Floyd Davis and Mauri Rose teamed up to win the Indy 500!


Photo #2:  1941 Indy 500 Results

100 Years ago this week (1916)

With World War I already raging in Europe, Indy was short on cars in 1916 as all the European teams were unable to attend.  The Speedway itself built and owned a few cars to help make a field large enough.  The event was still cut to just 300 miles.


Photo #1:  Dario Resta and his winning Peugeot along with the rest of the team at Indianapolis.


Photo #2:  The start of the 6th Indy 500.


Photo #3:  Howdy Wilcox qualifies one of the 5 cars owned and entered by the Speedway itself - a Premiere, which was just a copy of the Peugeot.


Photo #4:  The 1916 results - only 21 cars ran the race.

 

 

Buckeye Machine and Ray Marshall presents - BOSS Throwback Thursday

25 Years ago this week in BOSS land  (1991)


Photo 1:  Jack Hewitt on the cover of Mid American after doubling up on the weekend and nearly going 3 for 3.


Photo 2:  At Attica, Hewitt won the 410's and Scott Miller won in 305's.


Photo 3:  Hewitt in victory lane at Millstream.


Photo 4:  Doug Wolfgang was the only one to stop Hewitt on this weekend as he won the K-C (Atomic) All Star show.  Hewitt charged from 15th to 2nd!


Photo 5:  One of BOSS' own - Rusty McClure won at Buckeye (Wayne County).


Photo 6:  One of the first BOSS stars from 2012 and 2013 - Mark Cassella winning at Lernerville!


Photo 7:  Bobby Allen scored a sprint car win at Twin Cities Raceway Park in North Vernon, Indiana.


Photo 8:  Eric Rankine and Gus Wasson scored sprint car wins at Fremont.

 

50 Years Ago This Week in BOSS land (1966)

Photo 1:  Orval Yeadon defeats Dick Gaines in the Lawrenceburg Governor's Cup - Bruce Gould won the stock cars.


Photo 2:  Dick DeBolt won modifieds at Eldora.


Photo 3:  Dean Knittle and Al Nunnery scored wins at Atomic!


Photo 4:  Not many remember the MARC sprint cars who had events scheduled at Toledo and Springfield.  If Springfield still had its race track, you can bet BOSS would be there in 2016!


Photo 5:  For our Hilltop area friends, here's a little clip from the Parkersburg area - Ohio Valley Speedway!


 

 

BOSS Set to Invade Wayne County Speedway

This Saturday, May 21st, the Rick's Truck & Equipment BOSS sprint cars will roar into Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio.   The historic Wayne County oval has hosted more BOSS events than any other.  Inaugural series champion Dustin Smith of Russiaville, Indiana has 2 wins there along with local driver Sheldon Haudenschild.  The fast 3/8 mile dirt track has been the setting for several great events in tour history with winners coming from the 16th and 19th starting positions in the past. 

The opening event of 2016 was won by the youngest driver in the BOSS championship chase as 17 year old Cooper Clouse of Ohio City, Ohio scored the win at Fremont Speedway.  Defending series champion Shawn Westerfeld of Guilford, Indiana ran 3rd in the opener and is on a quest to become the first repeat series champion.  Past champions Dustin Smith and Mike Miller of Wapakoneta, Ohio join Westerfeld in that quest this season. 

Fans can expect another stout field of wingless warriors as Michael Fischesser, Justin Owen, Aaron Middaugh, Bob McMillin, Cody Gardner, Chad Wilson, Joe Butera, Kirk Jeffries, Scott Hardman, Steve Little, and Brandon Spithaler have all returned for 2016.  In addition, new rookies on the tour include Drew Rader, Andy Feil, Bobby Distel and Stratton Briggs.  Wayne County winged regular Mitch Harble will be making his wingless debut Saturday as well.  With no membership fees and an open tire rule, you just never know who will show up at the true outlaw BOSS events.

Saturday's event is one of the best deals in racing for the fans.  Three headlining classes and a support class for only $15 general admission as in addition to the BOSS non wing sprints, the weekly winged 410 sprints and RUSH late models are on the card along with super stocks for "school spirit night".   All students will be admitted free for this event.  Pit passes will be $30 for adults with kids pit passes (ages 6-14) just $15.  All gates will open at 3 pm with drivers meeting at 5:30.  Hot laps will get under way at 6 with racing at 7 pm. 

For teams racing at WCS, this IS a track where mufflers or insert baffles are required.  Fuel and parts trucks will be at the track and transponder rental is $10.  Wayne County is a track to be commended for having a system that can accept either brand of transponder, so if you have your own, you WILL be able to use it.  The Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series looks forward to seeing everyone Saturday!

For more information, please log onto the BOSS website at www.buckeyesprints.com or like us on facebook or twitter.  For more information on Wayne County Speedway, log onto www.waynecountyspeedway.com  

 

As always - BOSS thanks our sponsors

Rick's Truck & Equipment - Kenton, Ohio (Title Sponsor)

Heat Race Sponsors:

Buckeye Machine - Forest, OH

Lias Tire /American Racer - Indiana, PA

Hoosier Racing Tire - Lakeville, IN

Southeast Harley Davidson - Cleveland, OH

Kistler Engines - Fremont, OH

 

Bonus Award Sponsors

The Bridge Restaurant - Sidney, OH (Hard Charger)

Hochstetler Trucking - Ashland, OH (Perseverance)

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

JF Construction - Bucyrus, OH (Hard Luck)

McMillin Apiaries - Wampum, PA (Sweet Move)

A Plus Automatic Transmission - Mansfield, OH (Steel Block)

Hoosier Tire Midwest (Free tire)

American Racer Tires (Free Tire)

Cowen Truck Line - Perrysville, OH (Free Drink Cooler)

 

It's time once again for a little Buckeye Machine - Throwback Thursday!

 

25 Years Ago (1991)


Photo 1:  The CRA was ready to head east to take on the Ohio drivers at Millstream


Photo 2:  Atomic Speedway (then K-C Raceway) had a race almost as big as the one they have scheduled this weekend!


Photo 3:  Young fans may not know, but there was once another "Atomic Speedway" in Tennessee but it is closed now.  In the 70's and early 80's it created quite a bit of confusion and was part of the reason for the 1985 name change to K-C Raceway.


Photo 4:  Tom Basinger wins at Fremont!


Photo 5:  Tim Allsion scores the win at Limaland.


Photo 6:  Another newsworthy item to younger fans - Lawrenceburg Speedway ran weekly WINGED sprint cars in the 90's.


Photo 7:  Sadly, we lost rising star Chris Gehrke in an ARCA crash at Talladega.  A week earlier he had run the ARCA Permatex SuperCar series event at Kil-Kare.

 

50 Years Ago (1966)


Photo 1:  Although this one was not in Ohio, this crash was worth a look!  Nice landing.


Photo 2:  Dean Knittle scored yet another win at Atomic!


Photo 3:  Racing politics ...... this guy seemed to be fighting hard for the little guys!


Photo 4:  Rick's dad, Steve Unger picked up the win at Clinton, near Pittsburgh.

 

75 Years Ago

All 4 of the following photos are from a rarely heard of race track called the "Ramble Inn" near Alger, Ohio.  The Ramble was a "roadhouse" or bar that held jalopy and roadster racing events in the late 30's and up through 1941.  As you can see, the cars were very crude and the track was very rough.  Nobody seems to remember if admission was charged or if the payoff was in cash or beer. (Info courtesy of Don Radburch's Roaring Roadsters)

 

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio – Cooper Clouse and Tyler Gunn tangled battling for the lead of the Rick’s Truck & Equipment Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) season opener at Fremont Speedway Saturday. Gunn would end up on the hook while Clouse would drive to the victory on Smith Family Foods Night

For the 17-year-old Clouse of Ohio City, Ohio, it was his second career BOSS win and his first at “The Track That Action Built.”

“I hate to win like this. I’m sorry guys. I want to offer my truest apologies to Tyler Gunn. My throttle was sticking at the beginning and I know that’s why I ended up running the top. I did not mean to do that,” said a contrite Clouse in the Engine Pro Victory Lane+

“This is my second win in Ohio. I hate to win this way but I wouldn’t want to win any place else but here. I want to thank Hawk Chassis, Burtch Seed, Mark Basab, Craig Critten, SJA Transport and K Buildings,” added Clouse

Clouse and Gunn brought the field to green for the 25 lap BOSS feature but before a lap could be scored a multi-car pile-up involving four cars would necessitate a complete restart. On the next green Brandon Moore would stop bringing about a third try.

When the green flew Clouse would grave the lead with Gunn challenging while Dustin Smith, Michael Fischesser, Cody Gardner and Brian Smith gave chase. The car on the move early was Brandon Spithaler who moved from his 11th starting position to fourth by the second lap

Clouse and Gunn would battle side by side with Gunn making hard contact with the front stretch wall at one point. That wouldn’t slow Gunn who took the lead on lap five with Cooper, Dustin Smith, Spithaler, Fischesser, Brian Smith and Gardner in pursuit.

A caution on lap eight would put Clouse on the rear bumper of Gunn, whose battered sprint car began to exhibit sounds of engine woes. On the restart Clouse would get into the side of Gunn as the pair battled for the lead in turn three, sending Gunn into the outside softwall, ending his night. On the ensuing restart Spithaler and Gardner would get together

When the green flew again Clouse lead Dustin Smith, Fischesser, Brian Smith, Carmen Perigo and Chris Andrews. Steve Little would bring out another caution a lap later. This time when the green flew Clouse lead Dustin Smith, Fischesser, Perigo, and Brian Smith. Perigo would drive into third on lap 11 with Andrews moving into the top five

Clouse began to pull away from the field while Perigo took second on lap 15. The leaders would find lapped traffic with eight laps to go with Clouse leading Perigo, Dustin Smith, Shawn Westerfeld (who was involved in the opening lap tangle that sent him to the tail) and Fischesser

Dustin Smith would stop on the track with six laps to go for the final caution. On the green Clouse would pull away again from Perigo, Westerfeld, Fischesser and Brian Smith. Clouse would drive to the win over Perigo, Westerfeld, Brian Smith and Fischesser////

For more information go to www.buckeyesprints.com or like BOSS on Facebook or Twitter @BOSSSprints

 

Fremont Speedway

Smith Family Foods Night

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Starting Position [*]

 

BOSS non-wing sprints

 

Buckeye Machine of Forest, OH   Heat 1 -  (8 Laps, top 4 to A)

1. 4-Michael Fischesser[1] ; 2. 53-Steve Little[2] ; 3. 46-Cody Gardener[4] ; 4. 08-Andy Feil[5] ; 5. 18-Arnie Kent[9] ; 6. 91x-Aaron Middaugh[7] ; 7. 3-Joe Butera[6] ; 8. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[8] ; 9. 12X-Mike Flynn[3]

 

Lias Tire / American Racer   Heat 2 -  (8 Laps, top 4 to A)

1. 2+-Brian Smith[2] ; 2. 14C-Cooper Clouse[7] ; 3. 82-Mike Miller[6] ; 4. 4J-Justin Owen[4] ; 5. 2-Mike Galajda[1] ; 6. 48M-Mike Moore[3] ; 7. 71-Straton Briggs[5] ; 8. 14-Chad Wilson[8]

 

Hoosier Race Tire   Heat 3 -  (8 Laps, top 4 to A)

1. 89-Shawn Westerfeld[4] ; 2. 77-Dustin Smith[2] ; 3. 57B-Brandon Spithaler[7] ; 4. 21-Carmen Perigo[3] ; 5. 59J-Kirk Jeffries[5] ; 6. 9X-Chris Andrews[8] ; 7. 48-Mike Burkin[6] ; 8. 5-Bob McMillen[1]

 

Southeast Harley Davidson of Cleveland, OH   Heat 4 -  (8 Laps, top 4 to A)

1. 74-Drew Rader[1] ; 2. 16-Tyler Gunn[3] ; 3. 69R-Todd Kane[6] ; 4. 7M-Brandon Moore[4] ; 5. 32M-Derek Hastings[5] ; 6. 97-Scott Hardman[2] ; 7. J1-Mark  Shultz[7] ; 8. 18D-Bobby Distel[8]

 

B-Main 1 -  (10 Laps, top 4 to A)

1. 18-Arnie Kent[1] ; 2. 9X-Chris Andrews[7] ; 3. 2-Mike Galajda[2] ; 4. 59J-Kirk Jeffries[3] ; 5. 91x-Aaron Middaugh[5] ; 6. 14-Chad Wilson[14] ; 7. 32M-Derek Hastings[4] ; 8. 97-Scott Hardman[8] ; 9. 48-Mike Burkin[11] ; 10. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[13] ; 11. 71-Straton Briggs[10] ; 12. 48M-Mike Moore[6] ; 13. 3-Joe Butera[9] ; 14. J1-Mark  Shultz[12] ; 15. 12X-Mike Flynn[17]

 

Rick's Trucks and Equipment of Kenton, OH   A-Main 1 -  (25 Laps)

1. 14C-Cooper Clouse[1] ; 2. 21-Carmen Perigo[15] ; 3. 89-Shawn Westerfeld[5] ; 4. 2+-Brian Smith[6] ; 5. 4-Michael Fischesser[3] ; 6. 18-Arnie Kent[17] ; 7. 2-Mike Galajda[19] ; 8. 46-Cody Gardener[9] ; 9. 9X-Chris Andrews[18] ; 10. 4J-Justin Owen[14] ; 11. 14-Chad Wilson[22] ; 12. 74-Drew Rader[7] ; 13. 77-Dustin Smith[4] ; 14. 91x-Aaron Middaugh[21] ; 15. 59J-Kirk Jeffries[20] ; 16. 53-Steve Little[8] ; 17. 16-Tyler Gunn[2] ; 18. 57B-Brandon Spithaler[11] ; 19. 08-Andy Feil[13] ; 20. 7M-Brandon Moore[16]

The Bridge Restaurant of Sidney, OH  - $50 Hard Charger - Carman Perigo +1

The JF Construction of Bucyrus, OH -  $50 Hard Luck Award - Bob McMillin / Bobby Distel

The Hochstetler Trucking of Ashland, OH - $50 Perseverance Award - Arnie Kent

The A Plus Automatic Transmission of Mansfield, OH - $50 Steel Block Bonus - Brandon Moore

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

The McMillin Apiaries of Wampum, PA - $25 Sweet Move of the Night - Shawn Westerfel

Lias Tire / American Racer of Indiana, PA - Free American Racer Tire - Carmen Perigo

Hoosier Racing Tire of Lakeville, IN - Free Hoosier Tire - Cooper Clouse

 

 

Buckeye Machine and Fabrication of Forest, Ohio along with the BOSS series proudly presents:

THROWBACK THURSDAY!

25 Years Ago This Week:

Rusty McClure scored the win at Wayne County Speedway!

Fremont Speedway was ready to present 4 classes of action!

K-C Raceway (now Atomic Speedway) was about to run its first ever "E-Mod" race.  Today, modifieds are literally everywhere!

Does anyone remember the "Noid"?  He was in victory lane at Sandusky Speedway!

This week - 50 Years Ago - (1966)

Photo 1:  Jud Larson (4), Bobby Black (47), and Mario Andretti (9) battle at Eldora in USAC action

Photo 2:  Steve Ungar prepared to defend his title at the Greater Pittsburgh Speedway

Photo 3:  Sandusky Speedway prepares for the IMCA sprint car

Photo 4:  Atomic Speedway prepared to open the '66 season

 

This Week - 100 Years Ago - (1916)

Photo 1:  A group of 1916 drivers that included Eddie Rickenbacker.  The Ohio native would become a champion race driver, then a famous World War 1 flying ace, and one day own the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.


Photo 2:  In 1916, if you did not qualify for the main event, your car was just shoved to the outside of the track!


Photo 3:  Ohio native Barney Oldfield is in for a pit stop - 1916 style!

BOSS Set to Open the New Season at Fremont Speedway

With mother nature spoiling the originally scheduled season opener, the Rick's Truck and Equipment - Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series will now kickoff the 2016 season at the historic Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio.  Located at the Sandusky County Fairgrounds, the "Track That Action Built" is an iconic venue for sprint car racing and has been the site of the tour opener since 2012.  This Saturday, May 7th, will mark the first of 3 scheduled visits for ALL of the Stars of the "last true outlaws" of the BOSS sprint cars.  Smith Family Foods night at the races will also include the winged 305 sprints, dirt trucks and the 602 late models.  It will also be "future driver night" where many up and coming kart racers will have their machines on display along the midway!

The new season has brought some changes for Ohio's only traditional sprint car circuit.  Most notably is the new title sponsor, Rick's Trucks and Equipment of Kenton, Ohio.  Rick Whitaker and his family are proud to be involved along with their other business, Rick's Auto Sales.  Two new facilities added to the schedule include Attica Raceway Park and Portsmouth Raceway Park, making BOSS the true tour of ALL of Ohio's ten best dirt tracks.  In addition, events at top notch facilities in Indiana and Pennsylvania bring the total to 22 events at 16 different venues.

Equally important to the changes for 2016, it's what will remain the same that has kept the series growing these last 5 seasons.  The Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series has brought significance to the term "outlaw" in the modern age.  The overused word has been prostituted for monetary wealth by many organizations, without truly applying its meaning.  With the smallest rulebook of any racing series, there is NO tire rule, NO minimum weight rule, and NO memberships or entry fees.  All drivers from all regions and associations are invited to take on the real outlaws with no  restrictions as to who can race when or where. 

The popularity of the approach to the sport is evident in that nineteen (19) drivers have indicated their intention to campaign for the title in 2016.   A year ago, 133 different drivers competed in the fourteen races that were able to be completed.  With 7 different bonus awards, 2 free tires awarded per night, and heat race bonus money, it all adds up to keep drivers coming back time and again. 

"The Guilford Gasser" Shawn Westerfeld of Guilford, Indiana returns to defend his championship.  He, Dustin Smith of Russiaville, Indiana and Mike Miller of Wapakoneta, Ohio, all will be in search of history to become the first repeat series champion.  However, a host of other drivers with BOSS tours under their belt will be searching for that first title including Cooper Clouse, Michael Fischesser, Aaron Middaugh, Cody Gardner, Chad Wilson, Justin Owen, Bob McMillin, Steve Little, Kirk Jeffries, Brandon Spithaler, Joe Butera, and Kent Wolters.  In addition to all these stars, a promising group of rookies have also thrown their hat in the ring including Drew Rader, Andy Feil, Bob Distel and Zach Morrow. 

Saturday's event will be a challenge for the tour regulars though.  Fremont Speedway regulars have proven in the past to be up to the task of defending home turf.  Stuart Brubaker and Tyler Gunn are two locals with great BOSS runs in the past and both drivers know the home turf well.  It is often said that a "dog fights tougher in his own back yard" and the Fremont fans will have some drivers to pull for against the traveling outlaws. 

Saturday's gates will open at 4 pm with the drivers meeting scheduled for 5:30 and engine heat immediately following.  Racing action will get under way at 7 pm.  Pit passes will be $30.  The yellow transponders are required for this event and will be available for rent for $5.  Heat races will line up by staggered pill draw and teams will be paid by BOSS checks at the completion of the program. 

For fans, general admission is $14 with seniors $12 and students (11-16) admitted for $8.  As always, children 10 and under are free at Fremont Speedway!  We encourage fans to visit the newly stocked souvenir trailer on the midway where series and drivers shirts will be available along with a wide assortment of die cast cars and more!  Brian Paulus' "Tear off Apparel" has supplied the tour with new shirts and hoodies available in both gray and blue.   The new 2016 program / scorecards will be available for just $1 with the "pick 'em" contest back again.  Pick the top 3 finishers in order in the BOSS sprint feature and win $25.  There will also be several drawings for prizes throughout the night. 

For more information, keep up with BOSS on Facebook and Twitter or go to the website at www.buckeyesprints.com   For more information on Fremont Speedway, log on to www.fremontohspeedway.com 

BOSS Wishes to extend a sincere thanks to the following sponsors for their awards up for grabs:

Heat Race #1 - Buckeye Machine and Fabrication - Forest, OH

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

Heat Race #3 - Hoosier Race Tire  - Lakeville, IN

Heat Race #4 - A Plus Automatic Transmission - Mansfield, OH

 

Hard Charger Award - The Bridge Restaurant - Sidney, OH

Lucky Pill Draw Award - Apple Metal Polishing - Eldorodo, OH

Perseverance Award - Hochstetler Truck & Auto Repair - Ashland, OH

Hard Luck Award - JF Construction - Bucyrus, OH

Sweet Move of the Night - Superior Bearing & Supply - Bradenton, FL

Free Hoosier Tire - Hoosier Tire Midwest - Springfield, IL

Free American Racer Tire - Lias Tire - Indiana, PA

 

BOSS teams FREE drink cooler supplied by Cowen Truck Line of Perrysville, OH

 

Also special thanks to the following: Griff's Engines, NAPA, DMI, Kistler Engines, Superior Tank & Trailer, Tear Off Apparel, and Fast Signs!

 

 

New Title Sponsor for 2016

The Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series is excited to announce that Rick's Truck and Equipment of Kenton, Ohio has joined the tour as the new title sponsor for 2016.  An agreement was reached late last week that brings owner, Rick Whitaker, one of the nation's largest Jerr-Dan dealers, in to the BOSS arsenal of marketing partners.  The Whitaker family is excited to become a part of the nation's fastest growing sprint car series and plans to be in attendance when the season kicks off on Saturday, April 30th at Atomic Speedway just south of Chillicothe, Ohio. 

Rick's Truck and Equipment joins a fine list of contributors who are helping the tour grow each year with contingencies and cash awards.  Formed in 2011 with only 2 events, the series has seen phenomenal growth with number of events, purse,  and points fund increases each year.  This season will see the 5th consecutive year of growth with the most ambitious schedule yet of 22 events at 16 different race tracks, making it truly a tour of the best race facilities in and around the Buckeye state!  The purse increase for 2016 will be in the B-Main payout.  From the day the series was formed 5 years ago, all B-Main non transfer cars have been awarded $100.  New for this season, the first non transfer in the B-Main will earn $150 with an increased payout also being awarded to the 2nd and 3rd non transfers from each B-Main.  This will be in effect for BOTH B-Mains on the nights where the high car counts require twin B's. 

The Rick's Truck & Equipment BOSS series will continue to race under the open tire rule on which the series was founded.  Although doubted by many in the beginning, the rule (or lack thereof) has been the primary reason for success of the series and the reason why the need has arisen to supplement the B-Main purse.  Many races have been won by both manufacturers and last season, three of the 15 completed events saw last lap passes and/or photo finishes between cars with different tire brands on all 4 corners.

Some of the other keys to the success of the series will continue on, including the policy of absolutely no entry or membership fees at BOSS events.  There is no weight rule and the tour will continue the old school tradition of paying heat race money to the top 4 finishers in heat race action each night.  Bonus awards for 2016 will include the Lucky Pill Draw, Hard Charger of the Main Event, Hard Luck Award, the Perseverance Award and others on select nights!

The BOSS season opener is one month away, scheduled for Saturday, April 30th at Atomic Speedway!  Be sure to mark your calendars to be a part of the action.  Watch for many new releases as 2016 drivers  and new paint schemes are announced in the coming days!

BOSS wishes to thank the sponsors who have already signed on for 2016 including:

 

 

BOSS Announces a Pair of Schedule Changes

The Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series is gearing up for its biggest season to date with a record 22 events on the 2016 schedule.  The action begins on Saturday, April 30th when the series returns to the site of its birth in 2011 at Atomic Speedway (formerly K-C Raceway).  Sixteen different tracks in three states will play host to the tour.  Defending series champion, Shawn Westerfeld of Guilford, Indiana has announced that he will return and attempt to become the first repeat series champion in history.

 

Two changes have been made to the originally released BOSS schedule.  The Friday, July 29th race date has been moved to Twin Cities Raceway Park in North Vernon, Indiana.  This will mark the first ever appearance for the series at TCRP and will keep intact the originally scheduled Hoosier state doubleheader.  The next night, the series will travel to Lawrenceburg Speedway for the 3rd annual "Jason Soudrette Memorial".

The race originally scheduled for Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio on Saturday, August 6th has been moved back one week to Saturday, August 13th.  The "Jack Hewitt Classic" at Waynesfield Raceway Park was also scheduled for August 6th.  For the benefit of everyone involved, the tour has elected to take the night off so teams can participate in that event to pay tribute to one of Ohio's biggest racing legends.  The BOSS series would like to thank WCS promoters Jason and Kristin Flory for allowing us to move this event.

Watch for exciting announcements in the coming days as drivers confirm with BOSS officials and that plan to run for the 2016 championship!  The tour will continue down the path that has made it successful.  The series is open to any commercially available racing tires, will have no weight rule and there will be absolutely no memberships or entry fees.  Be sure to follow up with more information on the website at  buckeyesprints.com and follow the series on facebook and twitter for the latest updates

 

MVT / BOSS 2016 Schedule Release
 
The much anticipated 2016 Mo Vaughn Transport / Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series schedule is now official.  The last five seasons have seen steady growth and this season is no exception.  Two new venues have been added and one track is back after a year's absence.  All of the traditional stops are back and the most prestigious race on the tour has found a new Sunday home on Memorial Day weekend.
 
A record twenty-two events will make up the tour as the last TRUE outlaws of sprint car racing will attack 16 different tracks in 3 states.  Ten of the best facilities the Buckeye state has to offer will host events with the season opener on Saturday, April 30th at Atomic Speedway near Chillicothe, Ohio.  In July, BOSS made a triumphant return to the 3/8 mile oval with what many people called the best race in the track's history.  The 25 lap green to checker non stop feature saw 3 different leaders on the final circuit with the trio closing for a photo finish.  Todd Kane narrowly edged Landon Simon and Dallas Hewitt, with Hewitt flipping down the front straight at the checkers!
 
Fremont Speedway and Atomic Speedway will play host to the series three times.  Wayne County Speedway and Lawrenceburg Speedway will be visited twice each with return visits to Millstream, Limaland, Legendary Hilltop and Waynesfield all in Ohio.  The tour will once again enter Pennsylvania for 3 nights of racing with return engagements at Mercer Raceway Park, Lernerville Speedway and Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway.  Four events will take place in the Hoosier state.  In addition to the two races at Lawrenceburg, a return visit to Montpelier Motor Speedway is on tap and Whitewater Valley Speedway will make a return to the tour after a year off. 
 
The exciting news is the addition of two new premiere facilities in Ohio.  Attica Raceway Park will host its long awaited first ever BOSS event on Friday, July 8th in a doubleheader with Waynesfield's Dick Spencer Memorial the following night.  The other major new addition is the tour's first ever visit to Portsmouth Raceway Park located on the Ohio river.  PRP is home of the $100,000 to win late model Dirt Track World Championship and has not hosted an open wheel event in several years.  One of the nicest tracks in the state, it has remained a mystery for the die-hard open wheel fans.  That all changes as July 23rd will give them a reason to experience PRP first hand.
 
Twenty-two events on 16 different tracks ranging from the tight quarter mile at Legendary Hilltop to the monster 5/8 mile Pittsburgh Motor Speedway.  The 2016 race trail promises to be as diverse as the drivers who proudly make up the series.  A true traveling TOUR hitting all the best tracks in and around the state.  Mark your calendar's now!
 
Watch for many more exciting announcements in the next few weeks.  Fans and teams can rest assured that there will be no changes to the BOSS program and no needless requirements or rule changes will be made.  The Outlaws of BOSS will continue to race under the open tire rule with no minimum weight rule and no memberships or entry fees of any kind.  Once again, a cash points fund of over $15,000  plus prizes and awards will be up for grabs for the top 15 in final points standings.   
 
For more information, be sure to follow the series on Facebook and Twitter or keep an eye on the website at www.buckeyesprints.com

 

BOSS Banquet Set for Saturday, November 14th 
 
The 2015 racing season is in the books and Guilford, Indiana driver Shawn Westerfeld is the 4th different champion in the first 4 full seasons of the tour's history.  Westerfeld, along with his family run team, will be honored on Saturday, November 14th in Cleveland, Ohio.  Doors will open at 5 pm for a social hour and the evening's activities will begin at 6 pm at South East Harley Davidson where the top 15 drivers in the final point standings will be recognized along with some special awards.  Famed Ohio announcer Brian Liskai will host the awards ceremony that will last a little over an hour.
 
Following the awards presentation, everyone will move next door to the bar area of Gears and Cheers Restaurant for a buffet dinner.  The bar area will remain for BOSS guests for the remainder of the evening and a live band will be performing up front beginning at 8 pm.  Door prize drawings for both drivers and general attendees will be from 8 - 9 pm. 
 
The official host hotel of the weekend is the Hampton Inn of Solon, Ohio.  When reserving a room, be sure to ask for the BOSS Racer's Rate of $89 per night.  There will be a shuttle service arranged to and from the banquet and the shuttle schedule will be posted in the hotel lobby.  To reserve, please call (440) 542-0400.
 
Tickets for the banquet are $25 per person with children ages 6-12 just $10.  To reserve your spot, send a check or money order to BOSS ; 2177 Lunbeck Road ; Chillicothe, OH 45601.  For more information, please phone 740-703-3768.  Watch for details on the upcoming season schedule to be announced in December!

 

Ballou Conquers BOSS Record Field at Eldora
 
The drivers came prepared for it.  The fans have come to expect it.  For the Mo Vaughn Transport / Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series, a very high car count at the Eldora finale is typical.  However, this years event set a new record for the tour and the highest traditional sprint car count in the buckeye state since the Mopar Million at Eldora in 2003.  This year, fifty-six race teams signed in to battle on the 1/2 mile high banked Rossburg clay oval.  It was Rocklin, California driver Robert Ballou who emerged victorious over the large field.  Ballou started in the #3 position in the 25 lap main event and took the lead from outside front row starter Dustin Smith on lap 5 and led the final 21 circuits. 
 
The evening began with six heat races which were won by 2015 BOSS champ Shawn Westerfeld, Ballou, J.T. Stapp, Tyler Courtney, Scotty Weir, and Cody Gardner.  Twin B-Main events were taken by Schuerenberg and Landon Simon.  The top 2 finishers in each heat race were then entered into a redraw for the top 12 A-Main starting spots.  The newly crowned series champ Westerfeld would be on the pole alongside the inaugural tour champion Dustin Smith.
 
At the drop of the green flag, it was Smith grabbing the early lead with 3rd starting Ballou quickly into the #2 spot with a mad scramble for position behind the lead duo.  Smith held strong for the first 4 laps on the "Big E" but Ballou's many laps at Eldora proved too much as he took command working lap #5 and would never look back. 
 
As the race ran caution free well past the halfway point, Ballou entered heavy lapped traffic with a straight stretch lead.  The race's only caution flew for debris and that was also the only threat to the leader.  But on the restart, he reasserted his command of the field and drove on to victory.  Bryan Clauson had a very nice run from 13th starting position up to finish 2nd in the McGhee owned #7.  Despite passing 11 cars, Clauson was NOT the hard charger of the event as this feature saw more passing than any event on the 2015 tour. 
 
Third place finisher Chad Boespflug in the Hazen #57 started from 10th, while 4th place finisher Hunter Schuerenberg in the Walker #11 charged from 19th to earn the hard charger award!  Rounding out the top 5 was Scotty Weir who came from 12th with the rest of the top 10 being Tyler Courtney, Dallas Hewitt, Cody Gardner, Todd Kane and Logan Jarrett.
 
Mo Vaughn Transport and BOSS are proud to announce Shawn Westerfeld as the 2015 tour champion.  On behalf of all the tour sponsors, officials, tracks, teams and fans, we congratulate the Westerfeld team on the most consistent season in series history.  
 
The 2015 BOSS banquet will be held on Saturday, November 14th in Cleveland, Ohio at "Gears and Cheers" Restaurant located next door to Southeast Harley Davidson.  Banquet tickets are $25 per person.  Watch for additional details in the coming days.

 

BOSS Heads to Eldora Speedway for the Sprintacular
 
The 2015 season has been a record setting one with eight of the scheduled twenty BOSS races falling victim to weather.  Two of those eight rain outs were able to be made up.  Now, the Mo Vaughn Transport / Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series  looks to finish the season strong with the season points finale at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio as part of the "Sprintacular" which will also feature 2 divisions of winged sprint cars.  Despite running at the end of the card, the tour has upstaged the headliners the last 2 years in a row with a huge car count and some fantastic racing!
 
For the first time in BOSS history, the season points championship has been decided before the cars ever take to the 1/2 mile Eldora banks.  The "Guilford Gasser" Shawn Westerfeld of Guilford, Indiana has secured the 2015 title with one feature win and the most consistent performance the tour has ever seen.  Westerfeld would like nothing more than to cap off his championship season with an Eldora Speedway victory.
 
All of the BOSS stars and cars will be on hand.  Past tour champions Mike Miller and Dustin Smith hold down the #2 and #3 spot in the standings with 2014 national non-wing rookie of the year Cooper Clouse in the fourth spot.  Aaron Middaugh and Michael Fischesser are currently tied for the fifth spot while Chad Wilson, Cody Gardner, Justin Owen and Bob McMillin round out the top 10. 
 
This Saturday at Eldora, the event times have been moved up for the fall temperatures.  Pit gates will open at 12:30 pm and general admission ticket sales will also begin.  General admission gates open at 1 pm.  BOSS pill draw will close at 4 pm.  Drivers meeting will be at the BOSS tent at 4:05, with engine heat promptly at 5:15 and hot laps beginning at 5:37.   Racing action will begin at 6 pm with BOSS running after the All Star and NRA preliminary shows.
 
General admission is $20 for ages 13 and up, ages 7-12 are $4 while ages 6 and under is free.  Pit passes will be $25 and nobody under age 14 will be admitted into the pit area.  Kids ages 14-17 will need a minor release signed by both parents and notarized (or both parents available to sign at the gate.  The minor release is available on the website at www.eldoraspeedway.com
 
As always with the BOSS tour, there are no membership fees or registration fees.  The standard BOSS purse of $1,500 to win and $250 to start is up for grabs along with heat race and bonus money.  Teams will be paid by check immediately after the completion of the A-Main.  Transponder rental will be $10.  Fuel is available at the track but must be purchased before racing action begins.  There are no mufflers required for this event.
 
The BOSS tour wishes to thank all the great sponsors who make this tour possible and contributes to the heat race money and bonus awards. 
 
Mo Vaughn Transport ; Cleveland, OH (Title Sponsor)
 
Heat race sponsors:  Moose Racing (Anaheim, CA), Lias Tire/American Racer, Hoosier Racing Tire, Buckeye Machine (Forest, OH), FAST Signs (Dayton, OH), Southeast Harley Davidson (Cleveland, OH)
 
Bonus Awards are as follows:
The Bridge Restaurant (Sidney, OH) - Hard Charger Award - $50
The Hochstetler Truck Repair (Mansfield, OH) - Steel Block Award - $50
The Lynn Cook (a racer's friend) - Hard Luck Award - $50
The A Plus Automatic Transmission (Mansfield, OH) - Perseverance Award - $50
The Apple Metal Polishing (Eldorodo, OH) - Lucky Pill Draw Award - $40
Hoosier Tire Bonus (highest finisher on all 4 Hoosiers) - Free Tire
American Racer Tire Bonus (highest finisher on all 4 AR's) - Free Tire
 
Also a special thanks to Cowen Truck Lines of Perrysville, Ohio for providing the cooler full of free drinks available at every event for all BOSS teams!

Fremont Speedway for 10/3 Cancelled Due to Weather
 
Persistent rain showers combined with cold temperatures have forced Fremont Speedway promoter Rich Farmer to cancel tonight's Mo Vaughn Transport / Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series event.  Rain has fallen off and on at the Speedway for several days and the forecast at race time appeared to be just as bad.  This event will not be made up.  The final event of the season will now be one week from now at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio on Saturday, October 10th.
 
With the cancellation of the Fremont event, Shawn Westerfeld of Guilford, Indiana becomes the 2015 tour champion.  This marks the first time in series history that the champion is already decided before the final event, which is a testament to the dominating season Westerfeld has had.  Like past champions, consistency was the key as his lone win came at his home track at Lawrenceburg Speedway.  However, he was one of only 2 drivers to have made every main event along the trail and failed to finish in only one event.
 
BOSS sends out its congratulations to the entire 89 team on a job well done.  A big thanks you also goes out to all of the teams who have competed on the tour in 2015 and we look forward to seeing everyone next Saturday at Eldora.    Watch for more details on that event to be posted in the next few days. 

 

BOSS Returns to Fremont Speedway
 
This Saturday, October 3rd, the Mo Vaughn Transport / BOSS sprints will return to the "track that action built", Fremont Speedway.  This fall event has been lost to mother nature the last 2 seasons, but hopefully the old saying, "the third time's the charm" holds true.  Fremont has been the scene of some of the biggest and best events of the tour and this Saturday should offer much the same as it is Flag City Recycling "Family Fun Night" at the track.   In addition to the MVT / BOSS traditional sprints, the 305 sprints, dirt trucks and 602 crate late models will also be on the card.
 
With only 2 events remaining in the 2015 season, Shawn Westerfeld holds a commanding lead in the standings.  If he can make Saturday night's main event and finish in the top 10, he will secure the championship with an event still to run.  Past tour champions Mike "The Magic Man" Miller and the "Hustlin Hoosier" Dustin Smith are both determined to take one last shot at Westerfeld.   Cooper Clouse sits in the number four spot with Aaron Middaugh and Michael Fischesser locked in a battle over the 5th position.
 
Gates will open at 4 pm with drivers meeting scheduled for 5:30.  Racing action will begin promptly at 7 pm.  Adult general admission will be $14 with seniors admitted for $12.  Students will be $8 with kids 10 and under admitted free.  For race teams, there are no fees to run with BOSS.  Mufflers are required for this event and transponder rental will be $5. 
 
For more information, Fremont Speedway website is www.fremontohspeedway.com or follow BOSS at www.buckeyesprints.com   We also encourage you to follow BOSS on facebook and twitter for race day updates.
  

 

BOSS Drivers Prepare for Waynesfield Raceway Park Invasion
 
This Saturday, September 19th will see a new event in the BOSS world.  For the first time since the series began, a second race was added to the schedule for the 1/4 mile bullring.  Also special is the fact that this event will include a rare appearance of late models at WRP for a "Dirt Track World Championship" qualifier, where the winner is guaranteed a starting spot in the annual high paying DTWC.
 
The BOSS tour will bring plenty of excitement for the fans though, as the "Guilford Gasser" Shawn Westerfeld leads the points chase over past tour champions Mike "The Magic Man" Miller and the "Hustlin Hoosier" Dustin Smith.  Miller and Smith need near perfect runs over the final 3 nights to catch Westerfeld, but they are not out of the running yet.  Youngster Cooper Clouse holds down the 4th spot in points while the "Nati Nightmare" Michael Fischesser has pulled up to tie Aaron "Mid Air" Middaugh for the final spot in the top 5.
 
Rounding out the current top 10 in points are Chad Wilson, Cody Gardner, Justin Owen and Bob McMillin.  All the BOSS stars are expected to be in action along with a fine field of WRP regulars and maybe even a few surprise entrants.  This new fall event promises to be one that you don't want to miss!
 
For teams, pit gates will open at 3:30 pm with drivers meeting at 5:15.  Hot laps will immediately follow the drivers meeting.  Pit passes will be $30 with general admission for ages 16 and up at $18.  Kids age 11-15 are $10 and kids 10 and under are free.  There will be a $10 transponder rental fee at this event.  No mufflers are required for this race and NO Fuel will be for sale at the race track.
 
The standard BOSS payout of $1500 to win and $250 to start will be up for grabs along with heat race and bonus money.  BOSS extends a big thank you to the many teams, tracks and fans who make this series special and also a big thanks to the list of sponsors below listed with their contribution!
 
Mo Vaughn Transport - Cleveland, OH - Title Sponsor (Point Fund)
Moose Racing - Anaheim, CA - Heat Race #1
Lias Tire - American Racer - Heat Race #2
Hoosier Racing Tires - Heat Race #3
Buckeye Machine & Fab - Forest, OH - Heat Race #4
FAST Signs - Dayton, OH - Heat Race #5
Southeast Harley Davidson - Cleveland, OH - Heat Race #6
Kistler Engines - Fremont, OH - B-Main #1
S & H Nerfs - Piqua, OH - B-Main #2
 
Bonus Awards:
Lynn Cook "A Racer's Friend" - Dayton, OH - Hard Luck Award - $50
Hochstetler Truck and Auto Repair - Ashland, OH - Steel Block Award - $50
The Bridge Restaurant - Sidney, OH - Hard Charger Award - $50
The A Plus Automatic Transmission - Ashland, OH - Perseverance Award - $50
Apple Metal Polishing - Eldorodo, OH - Lucky Pill Draw - $40
Design 500 - Seattle, WA - Rusty McClure Tribute Award - $100 gift certificate
Lias Tire American Racer - Tire Bonus Award - Free Tire
Hoosier Racing Tire - Tire Bonus Award - Free Tire

 

Cottle Masters Montpelier BOSS Sprints
 
For back to back seasons now, the Mo Vaughn Transport / BOSS sprints have rolled into the newly remodeled Montpelier Motor Speedway for a September show that has thrilled Indiana race fans!  Last night, a great field of 40 wingless sprints packed the pit area and the previous days rain made for a tricky race track that saw many cars bicycling and bouncing through the corners, providing plenty of thrills for the drivers and fans alike!  In the end, it was Shane Cottle parking the legendary Paul Hazen owned #57 in victory lane before a large appreciative audience.
 
The night began with 5 heat races which were won by Landon Simon, J.T. Stapp, Joe Liguori, Justin Grant and Cottle.  The BOSS series takes pride in that our drivers are interactive with the fans, but BOSS regular Aaron Middaugh took that to a new level as he got up close and personal with a lot of fans in the third heat race.  After charging up to battle for the transfer spot, Middaugh rode the cushion through turn 3 and 4 but had to check up to avoid a car that was pushing up off the bottom.  The Shakely Mechanical #91x car made contact with the wall and began executing a vicious series of tumbles tearing out a section of the Montpelier catch fence and narrowly missing the flagstand.  Middaugh was taken to a local hospital where he was checked over and released.  He is the only driver to have entered every race in the history of the BOSS tour and the Ironman from Polk, Ohio plans to be back in action next week at Waynesfield Raceway Park.  NHRA Pro Stock Bike drag racing star Chaz Kennedy from Georgia made his sprint car debut, but his night ended abruptly when he found out that making turns was a part of sprint car racing and he flipped down the frontstretch in heat #5 but emerged unhurt.
 
Following the heat races, twin 12 car B-Mains were run.  BOSS tour stars and teammates Michael Fischesser and Justin Owen looked impressive claiming the B wins.  Fischesser won by a large margin while Owen had his work cut out in the second B barely holding off Cooper Clouse and Kent Wolters who also transferred to the main event.
 
The 25 lap A-Main was paced to the green flag by J.T Stapp and Cody Gardner on the front row with Stapp jumping out to a quick early lead.  Cottle was quick moving from his 6th starting spot up into the runner-up spot with BOSS points leader Shawn Westerfeld a determined 3rd.  Then, a plethora of early cautions would hamper the event.  On a lap 8 restart, Cottle was able to slip past Stapp for the lead with Westerfeld, Kody Swanson, Gardner and Jon Stanbrough all on the move early.
 
From lap 8 through 12 it appeared Cottle was on his way to an easy victory, but the "Guilford Gasser" Shawn Westerfeld was on a march to the front in a mad search for the win and the 2015 BOSS championship.  Working lap #13, he was able to work past Cottle to take the lead for the next 3 circuits, but Cottle would not go quietly into the Indiana night.  With Westerfeld's setup beginning to go away, the Hazen 57 came on strong and on lap 16, Cottle retook the lead and drove into the BOSS history books leading the final 10 circuits and scoring his first tour victory. 
 
Kody Swanson in the Kent Wolters #21K battled up to the runner-up spot at the finish with Justin Grant coming on strong late in the Baldwin #5 to score third.  Stanbrough and a late fading Westerfeld completed the top 5.  Rounding out the top 10 were Cody Gardner, Luke Hall, hard charger of the night Dallas Hewitt, Landon Simon and J.T. Stapp. 
 
The BOSS staff would like to say a special thank you to Bobby Gompf and his Lawrenceburg Speedway Safety Crew for working the event and also a thank you to the staff and fans at Montpelier Motor Speedway for a great night of racing.  The tour now moves on to the final 3 rounds of competition where Shawn Westerfeld holds a commanding lead with the championship his to win or lose.  Catch BOSS in action at Waynesfield Raceway Park next Saturday, September 19th, then at Fremont Speedway Saturday, October 3rd and the big finale where BOSS will once again be "THE SHOW" at Eldora Speedway on Saturday, October 10th.

 

 

MVT / BOSS Ready to Return to Montpelier
 
One year ago, the Mo Vaughn Transport BOSS tour rolled into the Montpelier Motor Speedway with teams and fans not sure what to expect.  What transpired that night was one of the most exciting nights of racing of the entire season, featuring an incredible field of 41 sprint cars.  BOSS star Brandon Spithaler of Evans City, Pennsylvania drove around some of the best Indiana had to offer to get to the lead of the main event.  However, the always exciting "Evans City Earthmover" blasted the cushion a little too hard in turn 1 and 2 and went flipping out over turn #2.  In the end, it was California's Robert Ballou scoring the inaugural BOSS - Montpelier victory.
 
As fans have come to expect, the ultra competitive BOSS series has seen a multitude of different winners in 2015 with well over 100 different drivers having competed in the thirteen events completed so far.  Thomas Meseraull and Landon Simon are the only repeat winners on the tour.  Shawn Westerfeld of Guilford, Indiana leads the current points standings with one tour victory as past BOSS champions Mike Miller and Dustin Smith are very much within striking distance and both are hoping to become the tour's first repeat champion.  Cooper Clouse, Aaron Middaugh, Michael Fischesser. Chad Wilson, Justin Owen, Cody Gardner and Bob McMillin round out the top 10 in points, but with only 4 events remaining, time is running out in the championship chase.
 
Gates will open at 3 pm on Saturday with the drivers meeting at 5:15 pm and hot laps at 6:00 pm.  Racing will begin at 6:30.  Pit passes will be $30 while general admission is $15 with kids 12 and under free with paid adult.  For teams, there will be no charge for transponder rentals and no mufflers are required for this event. 
 
For more information be sure to watch the series website at www.buckeyesprints.com and the track website at www.montpeliermotorspeedway.com .  You can also find BOSS on twitter and facebook for raceday updates!!
 
  

 

MVT / BOSS Sprints Ready to Rumble at Moler
 
Each year, the Mo Vaughn Transport / Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series has one event on the schedule that surprises EVERYONE with great racing, a large field, and an overall fantastic night of racing.  One year ago, the scene was the Montpelier Motor Speedway in Indiana when 41 of the best non wing sprints in the nation played before a record crowd at the newly remodeled facility.  The traveling series returns to Montpelier on September 12th for an encore performance.
 
The surprise event of 2015 may very well be this coming Friday night when the tour invades Moler Raceway Park near Williamsburg, Ohio for the first time ever!  Located in southwestern Ohio along scenic route 32, this quarter mile high banked bullring played host to a handful of non sanctioned, non wing sprint car events when it first opened under the promotion of former Lawrenceburg promoter Tom Weick.  With many other Friday tracks shutting down or switching nights to accommodate high school football season, the Moler event will be packed with race cars. 
 
Shawn Westerfeld of nearby Guilford, Indiana will come into the event with the points lead over past BOSS champions Mike Miller and Dustin Smith who both still have a very realistic shot at a repeat title.  Cooper Clouse, Aaron Middaugh, Chad Wilson and Michael Fischesser also all have title chances, but with only 5 events remaining, it's time to put it all on the line!
 
Friday night, gates will open at 5 pm with the drivers meeting at 7 pm.  Hot laps will begin at 7:15 with racing promptly at 7:45.  Only 3 divisions will be running so the program will be moving along quickly!  Mufflers or muffler inserts are mandatory for this event.  Watch for details on prices to be announced on the Moler website at www.molerracewaypark.com or follow the tour on facebook and twitter. 
 
The A-Main purse is as follows:  1500, 900, 700, 600, 500, 450, 400, 375, 350, 325, 300, 290, 280, 270, 260, and 250 to start
 
Heat Races Pay:  40, 30, 20, 10
Heat race sponsors:  Moose Racing (Anaheim, CA), Lias Tire/American Racer, Hoosier Racing Tire, Buckeye Machine (Forest, OH), FAST Signs (Dayton, OH), Kistler Engines (Fremont, OH)
 
Bonus Awards are as follows:
The Bridge Restaurant (Sidney, OH) - Hard Charger Award - $50
The Hochstetler Truck Repair (Mansfield, OH) - Steel Block Award - $50
The Lynn Cook (a racer's friend) - Hard Luck Award - $50
The A Plus Automatic Transmission (Mansfield, OH) - Perseverance Award - $50
The Apple Metal Polishing (Eldorodo, OH) - Lucky Pill Draw Award - $40
Hoosier Tire Bonus (highest finisher on all 4 Hoosiers) - Free Tire
American Racer Tire Bonus (highest finisher on all 4 AR's) - Free Tire

 

 

Meseraull Claims $5,000 in BOSS / Hensel Memorial Win  
 
San Jose, California native Thomas Meseraull made the Cali natives 3 for 3 in the Mo Vaughn Transport - BOSS / Hensel Memorial by claiming the $5,000 first prize on Saturday night.  The two previous events were won by Robert Ballou (Rocklin, CA) in 2013 and Kody Swanson (Kingsburg, CA) in 2014.  The win however, did not come easy for "T-Mez" as a miscue after his heat win found him upside down in the Stan Courtad #9x in Fremont Speedway's first turn. 
 
The evening began with 43 Mo Vaughn Transport BOSS sprint cars signing in for qualifications.  The one lap - against the clock proved tricky for some and advantageous for others.  Tracy Hines in the Hines #4T set fast time with a 14.494 to edge Meseraull and Kody Swanson out of the fast time award.  After qualifying, Hines was honored on the front stretch where he rolled the die to bring up the "8" inversion.  Therefore, the fastest 8 cars who transferred out of their heat would make the 8 car inversion.
 
Heat race events saw the top 6 inverted in each heat with the top 4 advancing to the main event and getting their qualifying time back.  Hines, Meseraull, Derek Hastings, Shane Cottle and Landon Simon all won heat race events.  Meseraull made his win a little extra exciting for the fans as he hooked the cushion and flipped in turn 1 after taking the checkered flag.  The team was able to make quick repairs and be ready for the main event.   The twin B-Main events were claimed by Kody Swanson and Todd Keen. 
 
The 33 lap Hensel Memorial found tour regulars Kent Wolters  and Cody Gardner pacing the field to the starters green flag.  Scotty Weir and Ted Hines made up row 2 with Mike Miller and Landon Simon in the 3rd row.  Meseraull and Hines would start together in row 4 with Cottle starting back in the #13 position.
 
The initial start saw 3 cars coming together in turn 1 and 2 ultimately eliminating Bill Rose and Michael Fischesser.  At the drop of the second green it was Tipp City, Ohio driver Kent Wolters who rocketed to a comfortable early lead over Gardner.  Several cars were on the mover early including Meseraull, Swanson, and Cottle who had started 13th.  Landon Simon was also on the move early,  however, working lap #3, an over eager Simon spun in turn 1 to bring out the race's first caution. 
 
Back under green, Wolters continued to show the way but Meseraull was clearly the man on the move taking over the runner-up spot on lap 6.  Just as the lead battle was taking shape, the race's second and final caution flew when Andy Feil spun to a stop working lap #9.  The restart order saw Wolters leading with Meseraull, Cottle, Gardner, Tracy Hines, Weir, Swanson, Brandon Spithaler, Brian Smith and Ted Hines rounding out the top 10.
 
On the restart, Meseraull needed less than a lap to take over the top spot to officially lead lap #9.  Cottle quickly moved to the runner-up spot and over the next 23 laps the 2 heavyweight contenders would throw down in a battle royale for a $5,000 payday.  Meseraull, on all four Hoosier tires, held steady at the point as the charging Cottle flirted with disaster reeling in the leader in the Hazen #57 clad with all four American Racers.  The duo entered lapped traffic on lap 18  as the war waged on with Meseraull able to keep the Courtad 9 just a few car lengths in front.
 
The deciding factor of the race may have come on lap #25 when Meseraull dove inside a lapped car exiting turn 4 and Cottle throttled the car to the high side making it 3 wide down the narrow Fremont front stretch.  Contact was made but everyone stayed straight and Meseraull was able to pull away by a few car lengths.  The final 8 circuits saw Cottle try valiantly to reel in Meseraull, and a last lap herculean effort saw Cottle throw the car in deep to pull even with the leader off turn 4, but Meseraull had the momentum to hang on by a car length in yet another exciting BOSS feature finish!  Defending race winner Kody Swanson charged from his 11th starting spot to round out the podium.
 
The rest of the top 5 were Tracy Hines and Brian Smith who was driving the Mike Hensel tribute #33 car.  The rest of the top 10 were Kent Wolters, Cody Gardner, Dallas Hewitt, Brandon Spithaler, and Shawn Westerfeld.  Hewitt was the Bridge Restaurant "Hard Charger" of the night and took home an extra $333 courtesy of Hughes Racing.  Westerfeld quietly extended his points lead over defending champ Mike Miller and inaugural champion Dustin Smith. 
 
The tour is now silent for 2 weeks before returning to action on Friday, September 4th at Moler Raceway Park in Williamburg, Ohio.  This will be the very first visit to the 1/4 mile bullring located deep in southwestern Ohio.  Watch for details on this event in the coming days!

 

$5,000 to Win Hensel Memorial Up Next 

The 2015 BOSS championship chase is now entering the home stretch as only 7 events remain. Up next is the 3rd annual "Mike Hensel Memorial" at Fremont Speedway this Saturday, August 15th. This year's event will see a record BOSS total purse that is highlighted by a $5,000 to win 33 lap A-Main on the historic Sandusky County Fair 1/3 mile oval. The purse has been increased throughout the field including $2,000 for the runner-up and $1,000 for 3rd place. The 10th place finisher will earn $500 and the race will pay $333 to start in memory of Hensel who raced with the number 33.

This will be a historic event in other ways as well, as for the first time since its inception in 2011, the Mo Vaughn Transport BOSS sprints will time trial. Although adamant about the draw / redraw system for regular events, promoter Aaron Fry realizes the importance of time trialing with big money on the line. The format will see single car qualifying with the top 6 inverted in each heat race. The fast qualifier will come out after time trials to roll the dice to see if the A-Main will invert four, six or eight positions. The top 4 finishers in each heat will advance to the main event and earn their time back. The top qualifiers who make it through their heat will make up the inversion. The B-Main will be lined up from heat race finishes. Drivers advancing through the B-Main will also get their time back, but can not start in front of any of the inversion cars.

In addition to a great A-Main payout of over $15,000, there will be heat race and bonus awards up for grabs. Heat races pay the top four finishers $40, $30, $20 and $10 respectively. There will also be five cash bonus awards, gift certificates and free tires from American Racer and Hoosier up for grabs. The complete list of awards is posted below.

The two previous winners of the Hensel Memorial have both been California drivers. Robert Ballou of Rocklin, California won $3,300 in the 2013 event and a year ago, Kingsburg, California's Kody Swanson took home a $5,000 payday. This year, the BOSS tour regulars are determined to defend the home turf and they will be led into battle by the current point leader, the "Guilford Gasser" Shawn Westerfeld and defending tour champion, the "Magic Man", Mike Miller. Dustin Smith and Cooper Clouse have recent wins fueling their momentum headed into the big weekend. Aaron Middaugh is quietly having his best season sitting 5th in points, and after a good run a week ago, Michael Fischesser has climbed back into title contention.

Other BOSS stars expected to be in the field include Chad Wilson, Cody Gardner, Justin Owen, Bob McMillin, Scott Hardman, Joe Butera, Brandon Spithaler, Kirk Jeffries, Chuck Wilson, Bobby Distel, George Willard and Kent Wolters. As always, some Fremont local runners are expected to take a shot at the big prize and in typical BOSS fashion, you just never know who may show up!

Gates will open at 4 pm Saturday with racing action getting underway at 7 pm. Pit passes will be $35 with general admission $20 and senior citizens at $18. Students will be $12 with kids age 10 and under admitted free. Also on the card will be 305 winged sprints, dirt trucks and the 602 crate late models. For drivers, mufflers or muffler inserts are required! Fuel will be available at the track. There are absolutely no fees to race with BOSS and it is an open tire series. Any tire that is commercially available is legal.

For more information you can visit the BOSS website at www.buckeyesprints.com or the track's website at www.fremontohspeedway.com

Special thanks to the many sponsors who make this series possible - their awards are listed below

Heat Race Sponsors: $100 each (paid out 40, 30, 20, 10 to top 4)
Heat # 1 - Moose Racing / Huntington Beach Glass - Anaheim, CA
Heat #2 - Lias Tire / American Racer
Heat #3 - Hoosier Tire Midwest
Heat #4 - Buckeye Machine & Fab - Forest, OH
Heat #5 - FAST Signs - Dayton, OH
Heat #6 - Southeast Harley Davidson - Cleveland, OH

Bonus Awards:
The Bridge Restaurant - Sidney, OH - "Hard Charger" - $50
Lynn Cook "A Racer's Friend" - "Hard Luck Award" - $50
A Plus Automatic Transmission - Mansfield, OH - "Perseverance Award" - $50
Hochstetler Truck & Auto Repair - Ashland, OH - "Steel Block Award" - $50
Apple Metal Polishing - Eldorodo, OH - "Lucky Pill Draw" - $40
Design 500 Racewear - Seattle, WA - "Rusty McClure Tribute Award" - $100 gift certificate
Diversified Machine - Lancaster, PA - "First B-Main non transfer Award" - $25 gift certificate
Lias Tire / American Racer - Tire Bonus - Free tire to highest finisher on all four American Racer tires
Hoosier Tire Midwest - Tire Bonus - Free tire to the highest finisher on all four Hoosier tires

 

 

Simon Scores Again in MVT / BOSS Sprints at Wayne County
 
In the four year history of the Mo Vaughn Transport BOSS tour, there has been very few drivers record multiple wins in the same season.  Diversity and large car counts have seen seasons with 11 different winners in 12 events in 2012 and 13 different winners in 14 events in 2013.  Now, Landon Simon joins a very short list of drivers to score more than a single BOSS win in the same season.  Last night he scored his 3rd career BOSS win by picking up the main event victory at the Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio driving the Mount Baker Vapor #24.
 
The evening began with 22 drivers signed in for competition setting up 3 exciting heat races.  Before the action really got underway, Cincinnati driver Buddy Lowther broke a rear axle in hot laps and narrowly averted a serious situation as he rolled the car to a stop.  The 3 preliminary heat races were won by three recent tour winners, Simon, Cooper Clouse, and Shawn Westerfeld.
 
The top 3 drivers from each heat race went into a redraw that found defending champion Mike Miller and youngster Cooper Clouse on the front row.  Michael Fischesser and Andy Feil made up row #2 with a stacked row 3 consisting of Simon and Westerfeld.  From the very drop of the green flag, it was Mike Miller who rocketed to an early lead.  The race's only red flag would fly quickly though when Chuck Wilson and Randy Fink tangled on lap 2.  Wilson somehow saved what appeared to be a disaster happening, but Fink was not as fortunate as he rolled the #41 car but emerged unhurt.
 
Back under green, Miller continued to show the way with Clouse in tow, but Simon and Westerfeld were like a cavalry charge on their way to the front.  Miller was hampered by a shock that broke shortly after the red flag, and he was forced to give way to Simon who took the lead on lap #5.  Westerfeld was to the runner-up spot by lap #6 and the duo would throw down over the remaining circuits to decide the outcome on the Orrville, Ohio 3/8 mile clay oval.
 
Two more cautions on laps 13 and 18 for Steve Little and Jeremy Shambaugh would give Westerfeld the opportunity to close up on Simon.  However, Simon proved to be up to the task and was able to turn back the herculean efforts of the "Guilford Gasser" Shawn Westerfeld to score the win.  Behind the lead pair, Dustin Smith edged Michael Fischesser for the 3rd spot after those two drivers put on a spirited battle in the closing laps.  Cooper Clouse rounded out the top after turning away a determined charge by the fresh out of retirement, Bobby Distel who turned in a fantastic performance at some points running in the top 5 despites starting 11th.  Rounding out the rest of the top 10 were Mike Miller, Aaron Middaugh, Andy Feil and Chad Wilson.
 
Shawn Westerfeld extended his series points lead and has the inside edge on the 2015 championship.  But Smith, Miller and Clouse all have some other ideas left to try!  The series now heads to Fremont Speedway next Saturday, August 15th for the Mike Hensel Memorial.  Watch for the exciting details of this highest paying BOSS event to be announced in the next few days.

 

 

Westerfeld and Clouse Score MVT / BOSS Wins
 
Following the Friday night event at Atomic Speedway, the Mo Vaughn Transport BOSS triple header weekend moved on to Lawrenceburg Speedway on Saturday and a first ever visit to Millstream Speedway on Sunday.  Local favorite and current BOSS point leader Shawn Westerfeld of Guilford, Indiana scored his first tour victory on his home track in the second annual Jason Soudrette Memorial.  One night later, Cooper Clouse would pick up his first tour win and also the first ever sprint car win of his career by claiming the Millstream feature.  With Todd Kane scoring the thrilling win on Friday night, that made the weekend 3 for 3 with first time BOSS winners.
 
Saturday's event at Lawrenceburg found 29 cars signed in for competition on a night dedicated to the memory of one of the tour's original supporters.  Jason Soudrette, who lost his battle with cancer a little over a year ago, was an adamant supporter of the new series in 2011 and helped the series get its first national attention with an interview on Jackslash. 
 
Heat race events at Lawrenceburg were won by Shawn Westerfeld, C.J. Leary, Brandon Spithaler and Mike Miller.  The B-Main was claimed by Garrett Abrams in an event that became almost a survival test.  A four car pile-up in turn one eliminated several cars with Dustin Smith and Steve Little winding up on their tops.  Both drivers were able to walk away.
 
The 25 lap A-Main was paced to the green flag by Nick Bilbee and Shawn Westerfeld.  Bilbee jumped the initial start and the ensuing caution found BOSS regular Kirk Jeffries climbing a wheel as the field slowed, sending Jeffries on a vicious end-over-end series of flips.  Thankfully Jeffries was out of the car quickly and was able to walk away.  Unfortunately, the carnage was not over as the restart found Mike Miller spinning while Brandon Spithaler hooked an infield tire and executed one of the highest sprint car flips in BOSS history, completely destroying the Tom Burkey owned #57B.  Spithaler was also able to walk away with no injuries.
 
Once finally underway it was Joss Moffatt who grabbed the early lead but Shawn Westerfeld only needed until lap 4 to roll around Moffatt on the high side to take command.  C.J Leary, Dickie Gaines and a hard charging Thomas Meseraull made up the early top 5.  The race's first caution flew on lap #9 when Cooper Clouse got into the wall and then spun in turn 1.  Seven laps later, the only other caution flew when Nick Bilbee tried to throw a slider on Jarrett Andretti and the pair made contact, sending Andretti around and into the wall.  Andretti was eliminated and Bilbee was sent to the tail of the field. 
 
Over the final ten laps, Westerfeld held the point as the class of the field inching away from C.J. Leary as the laps wound down.  It was Meseraull in the Keen #18 who appeared to be the only driver as fast as Westerfeld, but with no more cautions, the 15th starting Meseraull had to settle for 3rd.  At the finish it was Westerfeld, Leary, and Meseraull with Dickie Gaines and Joss Moffatt rounding out the top 5.  Michael Fischesser charged from 20th to 6th to take home the Bridge Restaurant "Hard Charger" Award with Garrett Abrams, Justin Owen, Cody Gardner and Mike Miller rounding out the top 10.
 
On Sunday, the tour concluded the grueling 3 day weekend at Millstream Speedway in Findlay, Ohio.  A great field of 31 cars were signed in despite the tour losing 3 cars from the previous night's carnage.  The preliminary heats were won by Landon Simon, Luke Hall, Logan Hupp and Dallas Hewitt.  The always exciting B-Main found Kody Swanson taking the win which would set the stage for him to be a star of the main starting from 17th position.
 
The 25 lap feature event saw Thomas Meseraull in the Cortard #9x on the pole with youngster Cooper Clouse alongside.  At the drop of the green, Meseraull wasted no time in flexing his muscle and charging to a commanding lead.  The race stayed clean and green for 17 laps and Meseraull got into lapped traffic very quickly on the 1/2 mile oval.  Clouse was under siege from a trio of cars charging from behind including Landon Simon, Dallas Hewitt and a charging Kody Swanson.  Then, disaster struck.
 
With a full straightaway lead on the field, Meseraull ran down the backstretch into turn 3 where Dustin Smith had just gotten into the wall and began to flip.  Smith's #77 car rolled down the banking leaving Meseraull with nowhere to go.  The resulting contact eliminated Meseraull.  Smith was able to walk away from the accident, which was his second flip in as many nights.
 
With only 8 laps remaining, 16 year old Cooper Clouse, the 2014 National Non Wing Rookie of the Year, was now in command of the field.  In search of his first career sprint car victory, Clouse ran on the ragged edge of control over the closing laps with Landon Simon rapidly closing to apply pressure.  With the white flag in the air, Clouse stepped over the edge of control into turn 3 and with a slight bobble the crowd rose to their feet at Simon closed in.  However, Clouse kept his composure and gassed the car on to victory and into the record books as the BOSS tour's youngest winner in history.  Simon was a very close second with Hewitt third.  Swanson was "hard charger" of the night coming to 4th as Shawn Westerfeld extended his points lead with a solid 5th place finish.  Rounding out the top 10 were Steve Irwin, Logan Hupp, Luke Hall, Michael Fischesser, and Chad Wilson. 

 

 

Todd Kane Wins MVT / BOSS Atomic Thriller
 
If you missed Last night's Atomic Speedway night number one of the Open Wheel Championship, then you missed the most exciting race in Mo Vaughn Transport /BOSS history and according to many track old timers, the most exciting feature in Atomic Speedway's modern history.  A three car battle that saw cars swapping positions in every corner with all 3 leading at some point over the last 2 laps.   With the fans on their feet, the trio of racers hit the line in a photo finish that found Todd Kane picking up the win, with Landon Simon second and Dallas Hewitt coming home third while executing a vicious series of flips down the front stretch, destroying the Chip Pearson #69 car.
 
Landon Simon and Todd Kane paced the 20 car A-Main to the starter's green flag with Kane jumping out to a quick early lead in the Lewie Christian owned #8.  Slicing and dicing was going on all over the pack with cars running from the inside wall to the outside wall.  The race's only hiccup was a lone red flag when Kent Wolters rolled the #21K in turn 3 with Steve Little also involved.  Both drivers were eliminated.
 
With Kane still leading and Simon in tow, it was 8th starting Dallas Hewitt who was running up on the wall and reeling in the lead pair.  In the closing laps, the lead battle that brought fans to their feet was not the only great race taking place.  The battle for 4th was equally exciting as Aaron Middaugh, Dustin Smith, Kirk Jeffries and Michael Fischesser all left everything they had on the Atomic clay.
 
For Kane, the win was his first career BOSS feature victory with Simon and the flipping Hewitt running second and third.  Aaron Middaugh and Kirk Jeffries rounded out a hard fought top five with the balance of the top 10 being Michael Fischesser, Dustin Smith, Brandon Whited, Cooper Clouse, and Mike Miller.
 
Preliminary heat races were won by Hewitt, Bob McMillin, Kane and Dustin Smith.  Local veteran Randy Fink scored an impressive win in the B-Main.  Overall 28 cars were on hand.
 
Tonight's action moves on the Lawrenceburg Speedway in Indiana.  Sunday the traveling BOSS racers move on to Millstream Speedway in Findlay, Ohio. 
  

 

Atomic - Lawrenceburg - Millstream Tripleheader Up Next
 
Now in it's fifth season of promoting races, the Mo Vaughn Transport - Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series has run many doubleheader weekends.  The 2 day events sometimes tests drivers and teams who have had a rough time on the first night.  A bad weekend could spell disaster in a teams championship hopes.
 
This weekend will mark the first time in history that the touring band of racers will run 3 events in 3 days.  Making the grind extra difficult is the fact that some June rainouts were rescheduled for last weekend, in effect making it a 5 race in 10 days run for the BOSS regulars.  In the heat of the summer, this weekend alone could make or break a teams title hopes.  The driver and crew who keeps their composure and puts in three consistent runs could take a huge leap toward become the 2015 champion.
 
Friday night's event is one of the larger events on the tour when BOSS competes during day #1 of the 2 day "Open Wheel Championships" at Atomic Speedway.  In some ways this is a homecoming for BOSS who sanctioned their very first race at this facility in July of 2011 when it was known as K-C Raceway.  California driver Justin Grant scored the win that day.  This will be the first time that the series has returned to the high banked 3/8 mile oval since.  Many of the same drivers in that first race will once again be fielding cars in this event.  Last years non wing portion of the Open Wheel Championship was not sanctioned but the cars on hand put on a great show with Rocklin, California driver Robert Ballou scoring the win.  With the last 2 non wing events taken by Californians, the BOSS series will be bringing in drivers from 5 states of their own in an effort to stop the trend.
 
A pre-race pit party with live music and a corn hole tournament will kick things off on Thursday night at Atomic at 6 pm.  Teams arriving on Thursday will be able to take advantage of early pit parking.  On Friday, pit gates will open at 2 pm.  Drivers meeting will be at 5:30 pm with hot laps at 6 pm and racing at 7.  General admission for Friday's event is $22 and pit passes will be $35.  This event will see an increased purse throughout the field.  No mufflers are required.  Fuel will be available at the track.  The official hotel is the Ameristay in Waverly, Ohio where rooms are $73.10 plus tax when you ask for the BOSS Racer's Rate.  The hotel phone number is 740-941-4678.
 
On Saturday, the series heads across the border for one very meaningful night on the high banks of Lawrenceburg Speedway in Indiana.  This will be the second annual "Jason Soudrette Memorial".  Soudrette was one of the original outlaws of the tour who ran that very first race at K-C Raceway (now Atomic) in 2011.  Soudrette was instrumental in getting publicity for the series early on.  While being interviewed for an internet / TV show, Soudrette insisted on talking about the new BOSS series even when the interviewer tried to change the subject.   Memories of Jason Soudrette have remained near and dear to the BOSS series and we are proud to have this race in his honor.
 
On Saturday at Lawrenceburg, pit gates will open at 4 pm with general admission gates opening at 5 pm.  Drivers meeting will be at 5:30 with hot laps at 6 pm and racing at 7 pm.  General admission in $15 with pit pass prices at $30.  Fuel will be available for sale at the track and mufflers or muffler inserts are required.  The official hotel for Saturday night is the Super 8 Motel in Middletown, Ohio north of Cincinnati.  The rate is $53.10 plus tax when you ask for the BOSS Racer's Rate.  The hotel's phone number is 513-422-4888.
 
Finally, on Sunday, another highly anticipated event will see the tour roll into the historic Millstream Speedway in Findlay, Ohio for the first time ever.  Randy and Lisa Hammer have done a great job bringing this facility back to life and the track should make a great environment for the "back em in" style of non wing sprint car racing. 
 
The action will begin early on Sunday with gates opening at 3 pm.  An autograph session is set for 4 pm.  The driver's meeting will be at 5 with hot laps at 5:30 and racing action at 6:30.  The 3 division program will see the BOSS cars running first in order to get teams and fans on the road early.  General admission will be $20 with pit passes $30.  No fuel will be available at the race track.  Mufflers or muffler inserts are required at Millstream.
 
Teams are reminded that heat race and bonus money will be up for grabs.  However, you must have the proper decals on the car to be eligible for these extra prizes.  The decals are available at sign in.  Special thank to heat race sponsors:  Moose Racing, Hoosier, American Racer, Buckeye Machine and FAST Signs.  Bonus awards are presented by The Bridge Restaurant, Lynn Cook, Hochstetler Truck and Auto Repair, Apple Metal Polishing, A Plus Automatic Transmission and Cowen Truck Lines.
 
Fans are reminded to pick up a scorecard / program for $1  for a chance to play the Mo Vaughn "Pick 'em" contest.  This is the former major league baseball superstar for the Boston Red Sox who now sponsors the tour.  If you pick the top 3 main event finishers in order, you win $25 cash!  We will also draw for door prizes from the contest entries.  Also, and CDL Professional drivers are encouraged to fill out an application for Mo Vaughn Transport and you will receive a free gift!
 
For more information, visit the website at www.buckeyesprints.com or visit the individual track sites at www.atomicspeedway.net , www.lawrenceburgspeedway.com , and www.millstreamspeedway.net    We hope to see everyone out at the races this weekend!!

 

 

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

 

 

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


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

 

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

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

 

PA Doubleheader up next for BOSS

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

 

Legendary Hilltop / Tyler County Rescheduled
 
The doubleheader Mo Vaughn Transport / BOSS weekend at Legendary Hilltop and Tyler County Speedway was washed out last week by remnants from tropical storm Bill that worked its way north.  The much anticipated events have been rescheduled for Friday and Saturday, July 24th and 25th.  All the details of the weekends events remain the same including the host hotels.  The Friday night event at Legendary Hilltop will see BOSS hot lapping last on the evening (around 7:30 pm) to allow travel times for teams with the short notice.  The sprint cars will run first the remainder of the program.
 
Although it has been a rough start with a record 4 rainouts (and it is only June), the tour looks forward to busy months ahead with a lot of action packed events.  Details will be released Sunday for the upcoming Lernerville - Pittsburgh doubleheader slated for July 3rd and 4th.
 
Lately, the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series has been a hot topic in sprint car circles.  In only its 4th full season, the tour has seen phenomenal growth.  The drivers and teams who have supported the tour are directly responsible for this growth and popularity as they have put on some fantastic racing.  A special thanks also goes out to the many track promoters who host the tour and to the many race fans who seem to always have great and encouraging things to say!!  At this time, BOSS would like to say a big thank you to the many contributors and sponsors who have made this tour what it is.  We are not always able to include everyone in every press release, but for once, we are naming them individually.
 
These are the reasons BOSS is so successful and we say THANK YOU!
 
Rusty McClure - Ashland, OH (BOSS's #1 sponsor hunter)
Mo Vaughn Transport - Cleveland, OH
Buckeye Machine - Forest, OH
Superior Tank - Beach City, OH
Hochstetler Truck and Auto Repair - Ashland, OH
Lynn Cook - A Racer's Friend
The Bridge Restaurant - Sidney, OH
Apple Metal Polishing - Eldorado, OH
Hoosier Racing Tire
Cowen Truck Lines - Perrysville, OH
Lias Tire / American Racer Tires
FAST Signs - Dayton, OH
Moose Racing / Huntington Beach Glass - Anaheim, CA
A Plus Automatic Transmission - Mansfield, OH
Design 500 - Seattle, WA
Indy Race Parts - Indianapolis, IN
Precise Racing - Pittsburgh, PA
Kistler Engines - Fremont, OH
TI22 Performance - Zelienople, PA
Diversified Machine Inc. - Lancaster, PA
McMillin Apiaries - Wampum, PA
Griff's Engines - Sandusky, OH
Southeast Harley Davidson - Cleveland, OH
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BOSS Prepares To Invade New Territory
 
The Mo Vaughn Transport / Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) is set for its first ever trip into the Ohio Valley region this weekend.  The touring traditional wingless sprint cars will be making history as they will do battle at the Legendary Hilltop Speedway in Marietta, Ohio on Friday night, then move on to Tyler County Speedway in Middlebourne, West Virginia for a Saturday showdown.   Series officials expect drivers from 6 states with numerous track and series championships among them. 
 
Friday night's event at Legendary Hilltop will mark the first sprint car event since the track roared back to life in June of 2012 after sitting dormant for nearly 15 years.  The facility first opened in the sixties and played host to many sprint car events and was the home track of the Dickson family from Marietta that produced 3 time USAC National non wing champion Larry Dickson.   The last few sprint events at Hilltop were in the early 80's and featured winged cars.  Since reopening under the name Legendary Hilltop, the track has seen phenomenal growth with near capacity grandstands every Friday night. 
 
On Saturday, the tour will bring wingless sprint car racing to the Mountaineer state for the first time since 1969 when they tackle the bullring quarter mile at the Tyler County Speedway in Middlebourne, West Virginia.   First opened in 1974, the fairgrounds oval has seen some very large late model events including the famous Hillbilly 100.  The only sprint car events in the past were winged shows.  International Raceway Park in Ona, West Virginia hosted a USAC sprint event on pavement on July 4th, 1969 when Lenny Waldo won the 30 lap main event defeating Lee Kunzman and Al Smith.  Waldo's win was also a historical first as it was the first ever sanctioned sprint car win for a stock block Ford engine. 
 
"The Magic Man" Mike Miller of Wapakoneta, Ohio is the defending BOSS champion and current points leader.  He will lead the BOSS warriors into battle with inaugural series champion "The Hustlin Hoosier" Dustin Smith of Russiaville, Indiana just 62 points behind.  The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame - National Sprint car non wing rookie of the year, 16 year old Cooper Clouse from Ohio City, Ohio sits 3rd in the early points standings with defending Lawrenceburg (Indiana) Speedway track champion Shawn Westerfeld of West Harrison, Indiana sitting a close 4th.   Polk, Ohio's Aaron "Mid Air" Middaugh is seeing one of his best season starts and rounds out the top 5.
 
Other Ohio drivers include Justin Owen, Chad Wilson, Kent Wolters, Michael Fischesser, Cody Gardner, Kirk Jeffries, Steve Little, Scott Hardman, Andy Fike and Chuck Wilson.  Representing the keystone state of Pennsylvania will be the always exciting "Evans City Earthmover" Brandon Spithaler along with Bob McMillin and Joe Butera.  Throw in Josh turner from Michigan and "Joltin" Joe Liguori from Tampa, Florida along with some other drivers rumored to be dropping in on the traveling regulars.
 
Gates will open on Friday at 4 pm with drivers meeting at 6:45.  Pill draw will also close at 6:45.  General admission will be $15 for adults and pit passes will be $30.  Methanol fuel will be available at the track for teams.  On Saturday at Tyler County Speedway, gates will open at 4 pm with the drivers meeting at 6:15 and hot laps at 6:30.  Racing will begin at 7:30.  General admission will be $15 at Tyler with pit passes at $35 per person.  No mufflers are required either night.  Raceceivers are mandatory and transponders will be free of charge courtesy of Tony Boetcher and 35 Raceway Park. 
 
The Red Roof Inn and the Best Western Plus in Marietta are the official hotels of the weekend.  Be sure to mention the "BOSS Racers at Hilltop" to get the special rate of $59 per night.  Fans are welcome to use the racers rate as well.  The Red Roof Inn can be reached at 740-336-7866.  The Best Western Plus is at 740-374-9660.  Both hotels are located on Pike Street in Marietta. 
 
Be sure to make plans to join us this weekend!  The Mo Vaughn Transport BOSS sprints will be out in full force both nights!  Don't miss it!

 

 

Meseraull Dominates Doubleheader Weekend

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 


BOSS Prepares For Legendary Doubleheader

 
The word "legendary" is often overused.  In the case of this weekends Mo Vaughn Transport / BOSS doubleheader, the word fits.   The very definition of legendary (1. of, described in, or based on legends   2. remarkable enough to be famous, very well known) describes both facilities that are set to host the tour. 

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


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

Matus Scores Popular Win For Mercer Crowd with BOSS 

 

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

MVT / BOSS Hopes Third Time is the Charm

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

Mo Vaughn Transport BOSS Set to Launch Historic Season

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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





          

BOSS Hits Home Run With New Title Sponsor

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

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

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

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

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

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



BOSS Announces New Marketing Partners for 2015

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

 

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

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

 

 

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

 

 

Meseraull Wins the Battle, but Mike Miller Wins the War 
 
Another fine field of 53 sprint cars signed in for Buckeye Machine BOSS competition Saturday night at Eldora Speedway.  The UNOH Sprintacular has become the perfect finale to the fastest growing sprint car series in the nation and fans were greeted with a stellar format featuring six heat race events and two B-Features, capped off by an epic 25 lap main event.
 
San Jose, California native Thomas Meseraull scored his third career Buckeye Machine BOSS victory but the first for car owner Todd Keen on the Eldora high banks!  Meseraull was able to defeat a determined C.J. Leary and early race leader Logan Jarrett who both had phenomenal runs on the historic half mile.  However, the lead battle may have taken a back seat for the fans who have followed the BOSS tour throughout 2014.  Just behind the lead battle, the blood, sweat and tears of a season long war were coming to a crescendo as the top 5 in BOSS points were all locked in a torrid duel for the 5th through 10th positions with Mike Miller and Dustin Smith racing for more than a win ......... they were racing for a championship and a spot in racing immortality.
 
The 25 lap main event starting grid found Mike Miller starting from the 9th position and trailing Smith by a mere 7 points.  Smith, seeking his second BOSS championship, would roll off from 15th starting position, knowing he only had to finish one spot behind Miller to secure the title.  Both title contenders moved swiftly through the field in the early laps with Miller up to the 5th spot in under 5 laps.  Smith was up to the task through the early stages making daring moves both high and low.  Around the mid race point, with Miller 5th, Smith found himself in the 9th spot trailing the BOSS trio of Brandon Spithaler, Derek Hastings, and Michael Fischesser.  That 3 way battle may have been the best show of the night, but did nothing to help Smith is search of the title as he struggled to find a way past.
 
Working lap #16, Smith threw a slider into turn 1 to take two of the three spots he needed, but a caution for a stalled Jarrett Andretti brought out the caution, thus negating the pass with scoring reverting to the last completed lap.  On the ensuing restart, The Hustlin Hoosier knew he had less than 10 laps to win a championship and the determined Smith drove high and deep into turn 1, but made slight contact with the concrete wall allowing 3 cars to slip past. Smith valiantly forged onward, but the Magic Man, Mike Miller had just enough tricks left in the bag to hold onto the 5th spot while Smith soldiered home 12th. 
 
Miller, of Wapakoneta, Ohio ended up winning the 2014 title by 21 points over Smith while Michael Fischesser of Cincinnati, Ohio held Brandon Spithaler at bay during the main event to finish 6th in the race and to nail down the third place in points by just 10 markers over Spithaler who finished right behind Fischesser in the feature.  Spithaler ends the season fourth in points driving the Tom Burkey owned Superior Tank & Trailer #57B.   Rounding out the top 5 in points and capping his season with an impressive Eldora run was Derek Hastings of Forest, Ohio in the Ray Marshall Motorsports #32M.
 
The ageless veteran Chuck Wilson of Perrysburg, Ohio secured the sixth position in the final standings.  Wrapping up in the seventh position was the Polk, Ohio driver who has been to every BOSS event in its four year history, Aaron Middaugh.  Chad Wilson of Toledo finished up in 8th with Adam Miller of McDonald, Pennsylvania 9th place.  The "Honey Bear" Bob McMillin of Wampum, Pennsylvania wrapped up the season in 10th place.
 
The top 15 in the final points standings will be honored with awards at a banquet that will be announced later this week.  Watch for details in the next few days.  The BOSS series would like to thanks all the fans,teams, drivers, sponsors, tracks and track employees who made the 2014 season one to remember!
 
Scheduling for 2015 has been underway for several weeks already.  Fans and race teams alike can rest assured that the Buckeye Machine BOSS sprint series has many great plans on the horizon.

 


 

Eldora Sprintacular To Decide BOSS Championship
 
With the fall season clearly upon us, the 2014 racing season is rapidly coming to a close.  For the Buckeye Machine BOSS sprint teams, there could be no better way to wrap up another great season than on the high banks of THE most famous dirt track in the world.  This Saturday, October 11th will find the tour at the legendary Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio as part of the "Sprintacular". 
 
The Sprintacular is the only event in Ohio that features 3 different classes of sprint cars with complete shows run in one night!  The All Star Circuit of Champions winged 410 sprint cars and the NRA 360 winged sprint cars will be joining the traditional non wing Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series for what once again promises to be a "can't miss" racing event for the fans.  Last season, 119 sprint cars signed in for competition including an incredible 54 BOSS entries.
 
Four drivers will enter the gates of Eldora with a chance at claiming the BOSS championship.  Russiaville, Indiana driver Dustin Smith holds a 10 point lead and hopes to become the first two time series champion.  Smith, known as "The Hustlin Hoosier" earned the inaugural 2012 BOSS title in dramatic fashion at Eldora.  In both 2012 (Smith) and 2013 (Tony Beaber) the eventual champion faced adversity and came through the B-Main.  Then from the rear of the main, they drove through the field to earn a championship in spectacular fashion before a packed grandstand on short track racing's most prestigious stage.
 
Wapakoneta, Ohio veteran Mike Miller, affectionately known as "The Magic Man" by BOSS fans, led the championship hunt for much of the season.  Miller trails by 10 points and is the only serious threat to keep Smith from earning a second title.  Also with a mathematical shot at the title are Michael Fischesser, "The Nati Nightmare" from Cincinnati, Ohio and Brandon Spithaler from Evans City, Pennsylvania.  Spithaler, known as the "Evans City Earthmover" for his exciting rim riding style, is now the all time BOSS feature win leader.
 
The Buckeye Machine BOSS regulars will all be in action fighting for their share of more than $15,000 in cash and prizes awarded to the top 15 in points.  Rounding out the current top 15 are:  Derek Hastings (Forest, OH), Chuck Wilson (Toledo, OH), Aaron Middaugh (Polk, OH), Chad Wilson (Toledo, OH), Adam Miller (McDonald, PA), Logan Hupp (Columbus, IN), Bob McMillin (Wampum, PA), Joe Butera (Wampum, PA), Joe Liguori (Tampa, FL), Steve Little (Waynesfield, OH), and Andy Fike (Ashland, OH).
 
In three previous BOSS events at Eldora, three different drivers have graced victory lane.  Luke Hall of Ludlow Falls, Ohio won the 2012 "Blue Collar Bash".  Brady Bacon of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma won the 2013 "Sprintacular" and Elizabethtown, Indiana's Chase Stockon scored the win earlier this season on "Family Fun Night". 
 
The standard 2014 BOSS purse is in effect paying $1,500 to win and $250 to start.  Any driver unable to start the main event is guaranteed $100 tow money.  Heat races will be the top four finishers thanks to our heat race sponsors:  Burdette Builders (Sunman, IN), Lias Tire/American Racer (Indiana, PA), FAST Signs (Dayton, OH), Quest Restoration (Toledo, OH), S & H Nerfs (Piqua, OH), The Blue Room Restaurant (Kirby, OH) and Elliott's Custom Trailer Sales (Warsaw, IN).
 
In typical BOSS style, multiple bonus awards will be available to teams.  $50 bonus awards are supplied by The Bridge Restaurant (Sidney, OH) - Hard Charger Award, The Lynn Cook "A Racer's Friend" - Hard Luck Award, and the Hochstetler Truck and Auto Repair (Ashland, OH) - Steel block award.  There are also free tires awarded to the highest finisher on all 4 Hoosiers (courtesy of Hoosier Tire Midwest) and all 4 American Racers (courtesy of Lias Tire / American Racer).  Finally, one lucky driver earns a bonus before even hitting the race track.  Rusty and Cappie McClure of Ashland, Ohio provide a "Lucky Pill Draw" award for a free pit pass and hot dogs for the pit crew.  BOSS is already working on exciting and unique bonus awards for 2015 as well!
 
With cool temperatures expected on Saturday, starting times have been moved up.  Pit gates will open at 1 pm with the BOSS drivers meeting set for 3:45 pm.  Fuel sales will end and pill draw will close at 4 pm.  BOSS sprints will not fire engines until 5:15 with hot laps at 5:40.  Racing action will begin at 6 pm.  Working raceceivers and westhold transponders are required and will be available to rent.  There are no registration or membership fees with BOSS and of course the tire rule is open.  Payoff will be done at the BOSS tent after the main event. 
 
General admission for ages 13 and up will be $20 with kids 12 and under just $4.  Pit passes will be just $25 and the pit access is available only to ages 14 and up.  Any kids 14-17 will be required to have a minor release filled out and signed by a parent or legal guardian. 
 
For more information on this event, go to www.eldoraspeedway.com or for more information on BOSS check out the series website at www.buckeyesprints.com


 

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BOSS Heads to Historic Fremont Speedway Saturday
 
With the 2014 season for the Buckeye Machine BOSS traditional sprints headed toward its climax, only Fremont Speedway and Eldora Speedway are left to determine the season champion.  This Saturday, October 4th will see the stars and cars of the regional tour attacking the historic "Track That Action Built", the Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio.   Fans can expect quite a show for Flag City Recycling  Night / Family Fun Night at the Sandusky County Fairgrounds oval.  In addition to BOSS, there will be 3 classes of "Run Whatcha Brung" with some exotic creations. 
 
In typical BOSS/Fremont form, a field of nearly 40 cars is expected with drivers from many states expected to enter.  Drivers from as far away as Wisconsin and North Carolina have indicated they plan to be in attendance Saturday night.   However, all eyes will be focused on the championship battle.  Russiaville, Indiana driver Dustin Smith holds a slim ten point lead over Wapakoneta, Ohio driver Mike Miller.  Smith was the first champion of the series in 2012 and hopes to be the first two time champion.  Both he and Miller have one BOSS feature win this season.
 
Also in the championship battle is a pair of young guns who are quickly making their mark in the series.  Michael Fischesser of Cincinnati, Ohio sits 66 points from the lead based on a very consistent season and he is still in search of his first tour victory.  The only other driver still in contention for the championship is Evans City, Pennsylvania driver Brandon Spithaler who sits 4th in the standings, 76 markers from the lead.  Spithaler and Logan Hupp of Columbus, Indiana are the only 2 repeat winners of 2014 on the tour. 
 
The rest of the BOSS tour regulars will also be fighting for spots in the top 15 for year end awards including Derek Hastings, Chuck Wilson, Aaron Middaugh, Chad Wilson, Adam Miller, Bob McMillin, Joe Butera, Joe Liguori, Andy Fike, Steve Little, and Aaron Middaugh.  Fans can expect a large invasion of outsiders trying to steal the BOSS cash including North Carolina third generation driver Jarrett Andretti and Plymouth, Wisconsin driver Justin Miller who is a Midwest Sprint Car Association regular and will be making his first ever non wing start. 
 
Pit gates will open at 4:00 pm Saturday with the drivers meeting set for 5:30.  Sprint cars will begin putting heat in the motor immediately after the drivers meeting.  Hot laps will begin at 6:00 pm.  Pit passes will be $30 and there is never an "entry fee" or membership with the true outlaws of BOSS.  As always, there is no tire rule and no weight rule under the BOSS sanction.  Transponder rental will be available from Fremont Speedway for just $5.  Mufflers are required, but any muffler or insert may be used. 
 
For fans, the front gates will open at 4 pm with general admission set at $14 while kids 11-16 years of age are just $8 and seniors are $12.  Kids 10 and under are free!  "Buffy", the Buffalo Wild Wings mascot will be on hand along with "Bucky" the BOSS Beaver.  Kids will be able to participate in a penny toss for awards.  Hot dogs will be just $1.00 and popcorn just 50 cents.   
 
The Buckeye Machine BOSS sprints will finish off another strong season next Saturday, October 11th with what promises to once again be the largest single gathering of sprint cars in the buckeye state.  Last year 119 sprint cars crammed into the pit area at Eldora Speedway for the "Sprintacular" featuring the All Star Circuit of Champions 410 winged sprints, the NRA 360 winged sprints and the traditional non wing Buckeye Machine BOSS sprints.  This is a "must see" sprint car event on THE most famous dirt track in the world! 
 
For more information on the BOSS series, you can check out the website at www.buckeyesprints.com or e-mail sprinter14@hotmail.com or phone series director Aaron Fry at 740-703-3768. 
 
BOSS would like to thank the following for their continued support of the tour:
Buckeye Machine ; Forest, OH
Fast Signs ; Dayton, OH
Burdette Builders ; Sunman, IN
Superior Tank & Trailer ; Beach City, OH
Lias Tire / American Racer ; Indiana, PA
Quest Restoration ; Toledo, OH
The Bridge Restaurant ; Sidney, OH
Lynn Cook ; Dayton, OH
Hochstetler Truck & Auto Repair ; Ashland, OH
Southeast Harley Davidson ; Cleveland, OH
McMillin Apiaries ; Wampum, PA
Precise Racing ; Sarver, PA
Indy Race Parts ; Indianapolis, IN
Kistler Engines ; Fremont, OH
Hoosier Tire Midwest ; Brownsburg, IN
Rusty & Cappie McClure ; Ashland, OH
Elliott Custom Trailer Sales ; Warsaw, IN
S & H Nerfs ; Piqua, OH
* * and the many many more people who have helped the tour in many different ways!


 

 

Quest Restoration Partners with Buckeye Machine BOSS Tour
 
The Buckeye Machine BOSS Sprints are proud to welcome Quest Restoration based in Toledo, Ohio to the strong lineup of sponsors who contribute to the tour.  Quest has partnered to become the fourth heat race sponsor at the final 2 events of 2014.  The series is set to close out the season with events at Fremont Speedway on Saturday, October 4th and the Eldora Speedway on Saturday, October 11th. 
 
Quest Restoration released the following statement today:
 
"Quest Restoration , the leader  in restoration services and disaster clean up in the Ohio, Michigan, and Indiana area, is excited to announce our partnership with BOSS sprints for the remainder of the 2014 season. Quest Restoration is coming on board as a heat race sponsor. With the strides the BOSS series has made since it's inception and Quest's push to become recognized as the industry leader, the partnership is a natural pairing. The quality of the BOSS organization naturally highlights Quest's  own commitment to quality in restorative services and disaster clean up. We are further pleased by the opportunity to give something back to the racing community. Look for big things in the future from both Quest Restoration and BOSS sprints."
 
Quest now joins Burdette Builders of Sunman, Indiana, Lias Tire/American Racer of Indiana, Pennsylvania, and FAST Signs of Dayton, Ohio as primary heat race sponsors on the BOSS championship tour.  Without the help of these fine supporters of the sport, the BOSS series would not be what it is.  Buckeye Machine of Forest, Ohio is the title sponsor and bonus awards are being supplied in 2014 by The Bridge Restaurant of Sidney, Ohio, Hochstetler Truck and Auto Repair of Ashland, Ohio, Lynn Cook of Dayton, Ohio, McMillin Apiaries of Wampum, Pennsylvania, Rusty and Cappie McClure of Ashland, Ohio, along with tire sponsors Hoosier and American Racer. 
 
Watch for more details on the final two events to be posted in the next few days.  Drivers from North Carolina, Florida and Wisconsin have already indicated they will be entered in the Fremont race on October 4th! 

 


 

Ballou Motors to Montpelier BOSS Victory
 
If ever a driver has earned a nickname, Rocklin, California driver Robert Ballou has done just that.  Known by most as "The Mad Man", many times Ballou has stormed through the field like a man possessed.  However, another trademark of a great driver is showing patience when the situation calls for such.  After surviving two early red flags for 3 front runners who flipped, then a leader tangling with a lapped car, Ballou was able to cruise in style to his second career Buckeye Machine BOSS win at the Montpelier Motor Speedway last night.
 
The action began with 41 of the best traditional sprint drivers in the Midwest signed in to do battle.  The 5 heat races were won by Jarrett Andretti, Jon Stanbrough, Robert Ballou, Scotty Weir and Brandon Spithaler.  The twin B-Main events were taken by Joss Moffatt and BOSS point leader Mike Miller.  Through preliminary events, the program was very clean with the only red flag for Joe Bares who took a wild tumble in turn 4 of his heat race.  Bares was fine and the car was able to make it out to start his B-Main event.
 
The Buckeye Machine redraw with "Bucky" the BOSS Beaver saw the top 2 drivers from each heat race in front of the stands to draw for feature starting spots.  One of the tour stars and championship contenders, Michael Fischesser of Cincinnati, Ohio drew the pole of the main event with Todd Keen starting outside the front row.  The odds on favorite according to the crowd was Jon Stanbrough after pulling the #4 and watching Robert Ballou get the "9" and Jarrett Andretti the "10".  However, the Indiana fans were not prepared for the driver starting from the "3" spot drawn by Evans City, PA driver Brandon Spithaler.
 
At the drop of the green flag, Todd Keen raced to the lead in search of his first career tour win.  But all eyes were on the red #57B Superior Tank & Trailer sprinter owned by Tom Burkey and piloted by the Evans City Earthmover, Brandon Spithaler.  After falling to 4th on the opening lap, he worked his way to the high side and then drove around the front 3 cars to rocket to the lead by lap 4.  Over the next 2 laps, he opened a 10 car length advantage and appeared to be the car to beat early.  But in typical Brandon Spithaler fashion, you run on the very edge, and sometimes over it.  Entering turn 1, Spithaler caught the cushion, bicycled, and flipped end over end out off turn 1 and 2.  The recent engineering school grad was unhurt, but through for the night with serious damage done to his 2014 BOSS title chances.
 
"The Bro Show" Jon Stanbrough now set the pace for the restart, but the red quickly flew again as 2nd and 3rd running Keen and Josh Spencer tangled and flipped in turn 1 and 2 also collecting Joss Moffatt.  Everyone got out of their cars and appeared to be fine, but Keen was transported to a nearby hospital and found to have a concussion, but was released from the hospital.
 
After the 2 early red flags, 9th starting Ballou now found himself already up to 3rd trailing Stanbrough and Scotty Weir.  Back under green, Stanbrough opened up a healthy lead and appeared to have his way with the field in the Michael Dutcher #37RW.  Then, working lap #14, Stanbrough entered lapped traffic and entered turn 3 a little hotter than a car in front of him and looped the car to a stop.  He would resume from the tail with a nice charge back up to finish 10th in the final rundown.
 
Now the battle for second suddenly became the battle for the inaugural BOSS win at Montpelier.  Scotty Weir in the Pederson #4P charged back to the green flag with Ballou in tow followed by Jarrett Andretti (up from 10th), Travis Berryhill (up from (11th) and BOSS championship contender Dustin Smith rounding out the top 5.  Quietly on the move was Logan Jarrett who had started 19th and already was to 7th for this mid race restart.
 
The final charge to the checkers saw Weir steering madly in search of that elusive first BOSS win, but Ballou charging hard into turn 1 on lap 18 to surge past Weir down the backstretch.  Weir pulled the crossover and the lead duo flashed past the start finish line in a near dead heat.  But Ballou had the momentum on the top and rode into the Montpelier history books leading the final 7 circuits to score his second career BOSS triumph.  Weire settled for second with Andretti third.  Logan Jarrett scored the "Hard Charger" of the night award from the Bridge Restaurant of Sidney, Ohio as he charged from 19th to finish 4th!  Travis Berryhill picked up the 5th place finish in his first ever BOSS run.  Rounding out the top 10 were Cooper Clouse, Dustin Smith, Michael Fischesser, Joe Liguori and Jon Stanbrough.
 
Dustin Smith took a slim points lead over Mike Miller who overcame a bad lack night and salvaged an 11th place finish.  Michael Fischesser, by virtue of a good night, has moved back into the top 3 in points and is still in serious contention to pick up the 2014 championship.  The tour is down to its final 2 rounds with events at the "Track That Action Built" Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio on October 4th.  The series champion will be crowned, as always, at the palace of speed, the Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio as part of the "Sprintacular" on Saturday, October 11th.  
 


 

Montpelier Motor Speedway Hosts Inaugural BOSS Event Sept 6th
 
The Buckeye Machine - Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series is set for another invasion of the Hoosier state this Saturday night, September 6th.  The regional traditional sprint car series will be making its first ever visit to the historic Montpelier Motor Speedway in downtown Montpelier, Indiana.  If other "first time visits" by the BOSS series at tracks in 2014 are any indication, then a capacity crowd and an overflow pit area can be expected.
 
The newly remodeled quarter mile oval has not played host to sprint cars in over 4 years.  With strong local support expected from area race teams, the BOSS tour has been known to bring upwards of 20 cars from the Buckeye state alone.  So track and series officials are looking forward to an excellent field of cars representing several different states.  
 
Mike Miller of Wapakoneta, Ohio will lead the series regulars into battle Saturday night as the series points leader.  Miller holds a slim 14 point advantage over Russiaville, Indiana driver Dustin Smith who was the 2012 series champion.   Only 53 points back sits Evans City, Pennsylvania driver Brandon Spithaler who has won twice in 2014 and is seeking to make history as no driver has yet to win 3 features in one season along the tour.  Spithaler, with multiple winged championships under his belt, will be making his first ever appearance at Montpelier.  Also still in the championship battle, trailing by 76 markers, is Michael Fischesser of Cincinnati, Ohio who will also be making his first ever Montpelier appearance.  
 
Also representing the BOSS tour will be Logan Hupp of Columbus, Indiana driving the Marshall Motorsports #2M.  Hupp, like Spithaler, will be eyeing that elusive 3rd win in BOSS competition Saturday night as he has scored victories at Lernerville Speedway and Whitewater Valley Speedway.  Hupp's teammate in the Marshall Motorsports #32M  will also be in competition as he is in a battle with Perrysburg, Ohio veteran driver Chuck Wilson battling for a coveted top 5 spot in the point standings.
 
Throw in the likes of Joe Liguori, Aaron Middaugh, Chad Wilson, Bob McMillin, Adam Miller, Joe Butera, Scott Hardman, George Willard, Steve Little and Andy Fike  and the BOSS regulars nearly comprise a full field alone.  However, social media posts have seen several teams from another racing organization planning to try to defend their home state turf against the BOSS regulars.  
 
The standard BOSS purse will be in effect paying $1500 to win and $250 to start.  All teams attempting to compete and failing to start the A-Main will be guaranteed $100.  The complete A-Main payoff is listed below.  In addition, the heat race events will pay the top 4 finishers in the amounts of $40, $30, $20, and $10 courtesy of BOSS heat race sponsors: Burdette Builders of Sunman, Indiana, Lias Tire/American Racer of Indiana, Pennsylvania, Fast Signs of Dayton, Ohio, Kistler Engines of Fremont, Ohio and Indy Race Parts of Indianapolis, Indiana.
 
Bonus awards will also be up for grabs.  The Bridge Restaurant of Sidney, Ohio is offering $50 to the "Hard Charger" of the main event.  Lynn Cook "A Racer's Friend" is awarding $50 to the "Hard Luck" driver of the night.  Hochstetler Auto and Truck Repair  of Ashland, Ohio will be supplying $50 to the highest finishing steel block engine.  Rusty and Cappie McClure of Ashland, Ohio will be awarding the "lucky pill draw" to a random team, for a free pit pass and hot dogs for the pit crew!  
 
As always, the Buckeye Machine BOSS events are OPEN tire rule.  However, teams competing on all 4 of a specific brand will be eligible for tire bonuses.  Lias Tire and American Racer have teamed up to supply a free tire to the highest finisher on all four American Racers and Hoosier Tire Midwest will also be supplying a free tire to the highest finisher on all four Hoosier Racing Tires.  
 
Pits will be cleared at 2:45 pm on Saturday and gates will officially open at 3:00 pm.  Pill draw will be at the BOSS registration tent which will open at 3:30.  Drivers meeting will be at 5:00 pm with hot laps immediately following.  Racing action is set to begin at 6:30.  As always with BOSS there are no registration fees or entry fees of any kind.  Pit passes will be $30 with general admission set at $15 for ages 13 and up.  Kids 12 and under will be free.  For teams, no mufflers are required and transponders will be free courtesy of Montpelier Speedway! 
 
Come out and be a part of history as the last true outlaw sprint car series tackles one of the nation's oldest race tracks!  The Buckeye Machine BOSS non wing sprint cars along with the UMP Modifieds,  Super Streets, and Thunder Cars for only $15!  
 
BOSS A-Main complete payoff:  $1500, 800, 700, 600, 500, 450, 400, 375, 350, 325, 300, 290, 280, 270, 260, 250, 250, 250, 250, 250.  (20 car A-Main) Field may be increased at track promoters discretion
Heat race Payouts:  40, 30, 20, 10
- - Open Tire, no weight rule, NO FEES - Just race!



Spithaler Dominates Wayne County in Impressive Style

 
The Buckeye Machine BOSS sprints, like many in the wingless sprint car world, take great pride in the competitiveness of this brand of motorsports competition.  In many cases, entire events are run with all cars finishing on the lead lap and most races see many lead changes.  These facts simply make what Brandon Spithaler did last night in the Tom Burkey owned Superior Tank and Trailer #57B all the more impressive.  From his pole starting position, the Evans City, Pennsylvania driver literally blasted the tacky and choppy Wayne County Speedway corners.  With the car rarely on 4 wheels, the "Evans City Earthmover" proceeded to lap all but the runner-up car by lap #21.  Working lap 22, Spithaler cleared the second place car to put the entire field one lap in arrears, but the race's only caution flew, allowing the runner-up car to stay on the lead lap.
 
With Wayne County Speedway running their weekly winged 410 sprints in conjunction with BOSS, the event saw the smallest field of the year signed in for competition with 21 non wing drivers ready to battle the extremely heavy 3/8 mile oval.  The evening began with 3 preliminary heat races which thrilled the fans as winning drivers came from the 5th, 6th, and 5th starting positions.  Derek Hastings led much of heat race #1 but Joe Liguori made his statement coming from 5th to steal the win late as Hastings and Chuck Wilson held on to earn their way into the Buckeye Machine redraw.  Heat #2 found Logan Hupp coming from 6th to defeat Dustin Smith while Chad Wilson rounded out the top 3 to go to the redraw.  The 3rd and final heat race was a glorious battle between title contenders Michael Fischesser, Mike Miller, and Brandon Spithaler which saw Fischesser lead early, then fading on the heavy conditions.  The crowd then looked on as Miller and Spithaler were left swapping the lead over the final laps.  Spithaler was able to prevail for the win with Miller and Fischesser headed for redraw.
 
Toledo, Ohio driver Chad Wilson would pace the field to the green with Spithaler alongside.  Fischesser and Hastings would start from row 2 with a stacked field behind them.  Spithaler wasted no time in asserting his command as he opened a substantial lead in the first 5 laps.  Despite the apparent runaway up front, the BOSS gladiators put on a driving clinic as the 4 way battle for the runner-up spot on the choppy conditions proved harrowing.  Michael Fischesser, Chuck Wilson, Joe Liguori and Dustin Smith ran inches apart making breathtaking moves through traffic.  
 
By the halfway mark, Spithaler was in heavy lapped traffic with a half lap lead over Fischesser and Liguori.  Back in the pack, Mike Miller and Aaron Middaugh had begun to move toward the front.  The race stayed green as Spithaler kept fans on the edge of their seats with bicycling and wheelies in nearly every corner.  The lap 22 caution that prevented Spithaler from officially lapping the field came out when Steve Little spun in turn 2 while simultaneously Fischesser and Smith made contact taking Fischesser out of the event.  The race was restarted with 4 laps remaining and on the white flag lap, series regular Adam Miller climbed the wheel of Jeremy Duposki and went for one of the highest and wildest flips in series history.  Despite major roll cage damage, Miller was able to walk away unhurt.
 
The green flag waved for the final time with a one lap shootout to finish the event and there was no denying the Burkey #57B from its first trip to victory lane at Wayne County.  Following Spithaler to the checkered was Joe Liguori, Dustin Smith, Chuck Wilson and Mike Miller.  Rounding out the top 10 were Derek Hastings, Aaron Middaugh, Chad Wilson, Kirk Jeffries and Jeremy Shambuagh.  
 
The win, the fourth of Spithaler's BOSS career, now puts him atop the all time win leaderboard with the series.  This was his second win of 2014 and he now joins Logan Hupp as multi time winners this season.  Both drivers have 3 more shots at making history by becoming the first driver to win 3 races in one season!  The series' final 3 events will be at Montpelier Speedway in Montpelier, Indiana on Saturday, September 6th followed up by a pair of Ohio track finales at Fremont Speedway October 4th and Eldora Speedway October 11th.


Wayne County Speedway Sprint Car Doubleheader
 
This Saturday, August 16th is a show sprint car fans will not want to miss at the Napa Auto Parts - Wayne County Speedway near Orrville, Ohio.  The Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series  event that was rained out in July will be on the card this Saturday as a make-up event.  In addition, WCS promoter Jason Flory has decided to add his weekly winged 410 sprint cars to the card as well!  Fans will get to see complete programs for wing and non wing sprint cars in addition to late models, super stocks, mini stocks and mini wedges for just $15.  With the added excitement of such a large program, Wayne County Speedway has also added the Electromode band which will be playing some pre-race entertainment from 3 to 6 pm. 
 
The title chase for the BOSS non wing sprints is rapidly coming to a close with just 4 events remaining and no less than 4 drivers with a legitimate shot at the championship.  "The Magic Man" Mike Miller of Wapakoneta, Ohio will come in with a 24 point lead over the "Hustlin Hoosier" Dustin Smith of Russiaville, Indiana.  Smith has close company with the "Nati Nightmare" Michael Fischesser of Cincinnati, Ohio just 7 points behind.  You can never count out the "Evans City Earthmover" Brandon Spithaler from Evans City, Pennsylvania who is just 46 markers behind Fischesser and only 77 points from the championship lead.  Of the four, Smith is the only one to have scored previous wins at WCS recording two victories.  Miller, Spithaler, and Smith all have one win apiece on the trail in 2014.  
 
Other drivers expected to be in action are BOSS regulars Bob McMillin, Joe Butera, and Adam Miller representing the Keystone state of Pennsylvania.  "Joltin" Joe Liguori and "Lightning" Logan Hupp will help Smith represent the Hoosier state of Indiana.  However, the Buckeye series is well represented with Ohio drivers Derek Hastings, Chad Wilson, Aaron Middaugh, Scott Hardman, Andy Fike, Chuck Wilson, Steve Little and George Willard.  
 
The standard BOSS purse will be in effect paying $1500 to win and $250 to start with $100 guaranteed to any driver who fails to start the A-Main.  As always, BOSS pays many bonus incentives and the top  heat race positions pay $40, $30, $20, and $10 each.  Special thanks to our sponsors:  Buckeye Machine (Forest, OH), The Bridge Restaurant (Sidney, OH), Lynn Cook (Dayton, OH), Hochstetler Trucking (Ashland, OH), K-D Pizza (Wooster, Mansfield, Ashland, OH), Cowen Truck Lines (Perrysville, OH), Burdette Builders (Sunman, IN), Lias Tire American Racer (Indiana, PA), Hoosier Tire Midwest (Indianapolis, IN), Indy Race Parts (Indianapolis, IN), Southeast Harley Davidson (Cleveland, OH), The Blue Room Restaurant (Kirby, OH), Precise Racing (Sarver, PA), FAST Signs (Dayton, OH), McMillin Apiaries (Wampum, PA), and Rusty and Cappie McClure (Ashland, OH).
 
Pit gates will open at 3 pm with drivers meeting at 6 pm.  BOSS pill draw will open at 4:30 pm.  Transponders are required and Wayne County Speedway is setting the standard for the industry by having the technology where BOTH types of transponders will work.  For more information, please log on to www.waynecountyspeedway.com or check out the BOSS website at www.buckeyesprints.com or phone 740-703-3768.


,Hupp and Leary score Buckeye Machine BOSS wins in Hoosier Doubleheader
 
Fantastic racing, packed grandstands, and overflow pit areas made up the theme for the Buckeye Machine BOSS doubleheader this weekend.  "Lightning" Logan Hupp became the first driver to strike twice this season on the BOSS tour becoming the first repeat winner as he scored the win at the Whitewater Valley Speedway on Friday night.  C.J. Leary scored his second career BOSS win on Saturday as he scored the victory in the "Jason Soudrette Memorial" at Lawrenceburg Speedway.
 
When the touring stars of BOSS rolled into Whitewater Valley on Friday night, it was the first time a large sprint car show had been at the facility in many years.  A great field of 35 cars were on hand, much to the delight of the overflow crowd which was reportedly the largest in nearly 20 years at the track.  Preliminary heats were won by Brandon Spithaler, Chase Briscoe, Jarrett Andretti, Logan Hupp, and Kevin Thomas Jr.  The twin consolation races were taken by Dustin Smith and Joe Liguori. 
In heat race #4, Aaron Middaugh and Dallas Hewitt got together exiting turn 4, sending Middaugh into a wild series of flips down the frontstretch.  Middaugh climbed out only shaken, but not seriously injured.  
 
The 25 lap A-Main found BOSS regular Mike Miller on the pole with Kentucky driver Aric Gentry alongside.  Logan Hupp and Jarrett Andretti made up row 2.  At the drop of the green flag, it was the "Magic Man" Mike Miller who blasted to the early lead with Hupp in tow.  Fans were on the edge of their seats however as Kevin Thomas Jr had started from the 7th spot and was clearly the man on the move.  
 
Miller led through lap 6, but Hupp was able to wrestle the lead away to  lead laps 7-10.  Thomas made his way to the runner-up slot by lap 8 and had his sights set on the lead.  Working lap 11, Thomas made his first bid for the lead and officially led the lap.  However, a determined Logan Hupp battled back to regain the lead a lap later.  What ensued from that point will go down in Whitewater Valley history as one of the most epic battles in track history as the pair traded slide jobs on the tight bullring, even through heavy traffic.  In the end, "Lightning" Logan Hupp struck the hardest in picking up his second career BOSS win in the Marshall Motorsports #2m owned by Ray Marshall out of Forest, Ohio.  Thomas held on for second with Mike Miller, Jarrett Andretti and Garrett Abrams rounding out the top 5.
 
The next night the series moved on to Lawrenceburg Speedway for an emotional night in honoring an original BOSS racer, in the 1st annual "Jason Soudrette Memorial".  Another fine field was on hand, this time 36 cars strong, to honor the memory of the #44 driver who competed in the very first BOSS events in 2011.  
 
Preliminary heats were won by Shawn Westerfeld, Michael Fischesser, Joe Liguori and C.J. Leary. The twin consolation events were taken by Garrett Abrams and Mike Miller.  During heat race #3, a scary incident occurred when Landon Simon flipped in turn 1-2 completely destroying his car, but thankfully he escaped uninjured.
 
The main event was brought to green by C.J Leary and Brandon Spithaler.  Leary wasted no time in establishing a dominant early lead, but Joss Moffatt appeared to be the fastest car on the track as he advanced from 6th starting spot to run 2nd by lap 4.  The race's first caution flew on lap 6 when Adam Miller spun to a stop in turn 2.  
 
On the restart, Leary was able to put a small gap between himself and Moffatt leaving Brandon Spithaler and Shawn Westerfeld in a fierce battle for 3rd.  Behind that pair, a trio of other drivers were waging a titanic battle of their own as Jarrett Andretti, Joe Liguori and Logan Hupp ran inches apart on the high speed palace of Lawrenceburg Speedway.
 
The second caution flew on lap 10 when Garrett Abrams, Matt Goodnight and Tony Main all came to rest in a minor incident in turn 4.  The 3rd caution came on lap 14 when Adam Miller spun again, ending his night.
 
With 11 laps remaining, Leary and Moffatt had established themselves as the pair who would settle the score and both were looking for their second career BOSS win at Lawrenceburg.  Working lap #22, Moffatt appeared to have momentum and was setting up for a great lead battle when the race's final caution flew for T.J. Heil on the backstretch.  Later Moffatt would say the caution was what he did not need.
 
The final 3 laps were victory laps for C.J. Leary of Greenfield, Indiana as Moffat held on for second.  Jarrett Andretti prevailed in the war for the final podium spot and also was the Hard Charger of the night advancing 8 spots from his 11th starting position.  Brandon Spithaler and Shawn Westerfeld rounded out the top 5.  The rest of the top 10 were Logan Hupp, Michael Fischesser, Justin Owen, Dustin Smith and Drew Abel.
 
Next up for the BOSS series, they will travel to Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio Saturday, August 16th 
for a makeup race from the July 26th rain out.  Updated point standings will be released on Monday.  
 
 
Event #11 of 16
Whitewater Valley Speedway - 8/1/2014

Buckeye Machine B.O.S.S 410 Sprints (35 Cars)
[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - Burdette Builders (Sunman, IN):  (8 Laps - Top 3 transfer to the A-feature)
1. 57B-Brandon Spithaler[1] ; 2. 10-Aric Gentry[2] ; 3. 2G-Patrick Giddens[4] ; 4. 24M-Adam Miller[6] ; 5. 32M-Derek Hastings[5] ; 6. 5M-Bob McMillin[3] ; 7. Dillien Brannin[7]

Heat 2 - Lias Tire / American Racer (Indiana, PA):  (8 Laps - Top 3 transfer to the A-feature)
1. 5B-Chase Briscoe[2] ; 2. 82-Mike Miller[5] ; 3. 59-Scott Hampton[1] ; 4. 04-Drew Abel[6] ; 5. 77-Dustin Smith[3] ; 6. 53-Steve Little[4] ; 7. 6-Cody Gardner[7]

Heat 3 - Fast Signs (Dayton OH):  (8 Laps - Top 3 transfer to the A-feature)
1. 18-Jarrett Andretti[3] ; 2. 15-Brandon Whited[5] ; 3. 0-Steve Irwin[2] ; 4. 3T-Tony Beaber[6] ; 5. 31-Chuck Wilson[1] ; 6. 97-Scott Hardman[7] ; 7. 27-Matt Brannin[4]
 
Heat 4 - Kistler Engines (Fremont, OH):  (8 Laps - Top 3 transfer to the A-feature)
1. 2M-Logan Hupp[2] ; 2. 32-Garrett Abrams[6] ; 3. 69-Dallas Hewitt[3] ; 4. 6RR-Joe Liguori[5] ; 5. 3-Joe Butera[1] ; 6. 7x-Evan Gindling[7] ; 7. 91x-Aaron Middaugh[4]
 
Heat 5 - Indy Race Parts (Indianapolis, IN):  (8 Laps - Top 3 transfer to the A-feature)
1. 9K-Kevin Thomas Jr.[5] ; 2. 26-Justin Owen[1] ; 3. 4-Michael Fischesser[6] ; 4. 83-Adam Cruea[3] ; 5. 14-Chad Wilson[4] ; 6. 3J-Johnny Beaber[2] ; 7. 42-John Race[7]

B-Main #1 -  (10 Laps - Top 3 transfer to the A-feature)
1. 77-Dustin Smith[4] ; 2. 24M-Adam Miller[1] ; 3. 83-Adam Cruea[3] ; 4. 5M-Bob McMillin[6] ; 5. 3T-Tony Beaber[2] ; 6. 3-Joe Butera[5] ; 7. 97-Scott Hardman[7] ; 8. 3J-Johnny Beaber[DNS] ; 9. 6-Cody Gardner[DNS] ; 10. 91x-Aaron Middaugh[DNS] 
 
B-Main #2 - (10 Laps - Top 3 transfer to the A-feature)
1. 6RR-Joe Liguori[2] ; 2. 04-Drew Abel[1] ; 3. 14-Chad Wilson[5] ; 4. 31-Chuck Wilson[4] ; 5. 32M-Derek Hastings[3] ; 6. 7x-Evan Gindling[7] ; 7. 27-Matt Brannin[9] ; 8. 42-John Race[10] ; 9. 65-Dillien Brannin[8] ; 10. 53-Steve Little[DNS] 

A-Main - (25 Laps) 
1. 2M-Logan Hupp[3] ; 2. 9K-Kevin Thomas Jr.[7] ; 3. 82-Mike Miller[1] ; 4. 18-Jarrett Andretti[4] ; 5. 32-Garrett Abrams[5] ; 6. 15-Brandon Whited[9] ; 7. 10-Aric Gentry[2] ; 8. 59-Scott Hampton[12] ; 9. 69-Dallas Hewitt[14] ; 10. 0-Steve Irwin[13] ; 11. 2G-Patrick Giddens[11] ; 12. 4-Michael Fischesser[15] ; 13. 6RR-Joe Liguori[17] ; 14. 14-Chad Wilson[21] ; 15. 57B-Brandon Spithaler[10] ; 16. 24M-Adam Miller[18] ; 17. 83-Adam Cruea[20] ; 18. 26-Justin Owen[6] ; 19. 77-Dustin Smith[16] ; 20. 5B-Chase Briscoe[8] ; 21. 04-Drew Abel[19]

Bonus Award Winners:
 
The Bridge Restaurant of Sidney, OH - "Hard Charger" - Chad Wilson (+7)  - $50
      
 Lynn Cook "a racer's friend" of Dayton, OH - "Hard Luck Award" - Dustin Smith - $50

 
Hochstetler Truck and Auto Repair - "Steel Block Award" - not claimed - $50

Rusty & Cap McClure of Ashland, OH - "Lucky Pill Draw" - Jarrett Andretti  - Free Pit Pass/Hot Dogs for Crew
 
Lias Tire of Indiana, PA - "American Racer Bonus Award" -  Michael Fischesser - Free Tire
 
Hoosier Tire Midwest - "Hoosier Tire Bonus Award" - Logan Hupp - Free Tire
 
 
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Event #12 of 16
Whitewater Valley Speedway - 8/2/2014

Buckeye Machine B.O.S.S 410 Sprints (36 Cars)
[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - Burdette Builders (Sunman, IN):  (8 Laps - Top 4 transfer to the A-feature)
1. 89-Shawn Westerfeld[1] ; 2. 2M-Logan Hupp[4] ; 3. 10-Aric Gentry[6] ; 4. 26-Justin Owen[8] ; 5. 32-Garrett Abrams[5] ; 6. 13E-T.J. Heil[2] ; 7. 39-Matt Goodnight[9] ; 8. 91x-Aaron Middaugh[3] ; 9. 14-Shawn Miller[7]

Heat 2 - Lias Tire / American Racer (Indiana, PA):  (8 Laps - Top 4 transfer to the A-feature)
1. 4-Michael Fischesser[1] ; 2. 5J-Joss Moffatt[5] ; 3. 24M-Adam Miller[2] ; 4. 04-Drew Abel[9] ; 5. 82-Mike Miller[6] ; 6. 32M-Derek Hastings[3] ; 7. 11-David Applegate[7] ; 8. 3-Joe Butera[4] ; 9. 320-George Willard[8]
 
Heat 3 - Elliott Custom Trailer Sales (Warsaw, IN):  (8 Laps - Top 4 transfer to the A-feature)
1. 6RR-Joe Liguori[2] ; 2. 57B-Brandon Spithaler[1] ; 3. 18-Jarrett Andretti[3] ; 4. 77-Dustin Smith[4] ; 5. 14-Chad Wilson[5] ; 6. 31-Chuck Wilson[9] ; 7. 51-Ronnie Combs[7] ; 8. 97-Andy Fike[6] ; 9. 24-Landon Simon[8]

Heat 4 - Fast Signs (Dayton, OH):  (8 Laps - Top 4 transfer to the A-feature)
1. 30-C.J. Leary[6] ; 2. 83-Adam Cruea[5] ; 3. 71-Dwayne Spille[2] ; 4. 74-Tony Main[8] ; 5. 5-Bob McMillin[1] ; 6. 44-Jeff Harriss[3] ; 7. 7x-Evan Gindling[7] ; 8. 25-Eric Semple[4] ; 9. 42-John Race[9]