World Series opener rained out , Veal tops points

World Series Sprintcars opener rained out!

Murray Bridge Speedway hosted the opening round of the Championship round for 2016/17 on Saturday night. With threatening skies overhead and anticipation that they would remain rain free the 34 teams set about getting the best possible start to their campaigns. The track at Murray Bridge appeared to be a little wet early in the night as you can see from this picture of Steven Lines during engine start.lines-at-murray-bridgeThe importance of scoring early point is even more critical with difficult weather around .With all the heat races in the books mother nature sent a warning ,never under estimate her. The rain belted down forcing the remainder of the night to be cancelled. Fasted in the time trial was Brad Kellar from fellow South Australian Ryan Jones.

The top 10 in points were: Jamie Veal was the top qualifier on 82 points ahead of Brooke Tatnell 75, James McFadden 75, Luke Dillon 75, Ryan Jones 75, Brad Keller 75, Matt Egel 75, Steven Lines 74, Robbie Farr 74 and Daniel Pestka 71.

Round two will see the Team heading up the motorways to Valvoline Raceway for next Saturday night clash with the Valvoline Raceway locals.

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World Series Sprintcars 30 years Old

The 30th running of World Series Sprintcars this weekend

 World Series Sprintcars still strong after 30 years will open its 2016/7 Championship season on Saturday night at Murray Bridge Speedway in South Australia.The Speedway is looking good after recent storms and is ready to host some exciting races murray-bridge-speedway

The Premier Sprintcar series features 5 former Champions with 14 titles between them. Currently the nomination are up to 34 .With competing series the USCS also running events the pressure on numbers was to be expected..

Monte Motorsports this year has changed drivers and will chase the Championship with two times winner and former Australian Champion James McFadden. McFadden has had impressive start to his association with Milwaukee Power Tools/Monte Motorsports Team since taking the seat over Californian Kyle Hirst.mcfadden17

The nine times Champion Brooke Tatnell return with the Kirrke Team and will be looking for that 10th Championship .After solid 5th last week end at Warnambool Tatnell the US based Australian will carry the memory of team Principal Shane Krikke with him as he suits up for each round of the Championship .The W2 is looking sharp and fast.tatnell-krikke2

Defending Champion Jamie Veal with another strong tour of the USA under his belt is going to be tough to beat and he battle for Championship honors between Veal, McFadden and lines and Tatnell is sure to be a highlight of the 30th year.

South Australia might be the City of Churches but Saturday night it will be the City of Speedway .Murray Bridge Speedway will be the only place to be on Saturday night.

Photos credits Murray Bridge Speedway,Monte Motorsports and Krikke Motorsports/Brad Fatrat Steele,

 Nominations

S2 Craig Vanderstelt

W2 Brooke Tatnell – 9 time champion

W3 Steven Lines – former champion

NT4 Jamie McInnes

S4 Lisa Walker

Q7 Robbie Farr – former champion

S7 Hayden Pitt

S10 Steven Caruso

W12 Daniel Harding

S13 Brock Hallett

S14 Brendan Quinn

W14 Jason Pryde

S15 Aidan Hall

W17 James McFadden – 2 time champion

S19 Brad Keller

Q21 Jordyn Brazier

S22 Chad Ely

S24 Ricky Maiolo

S27 Daniel Petska

Q32 Lachlan McHugh

S33 Mark Caruso

V35 Jamie Veal – defending champion

V52 Darren Mollenoyux

S45 Jake Tranter

S55 Luke Bowey

S63 Ryan Jones

S71 Sam Putland

N78 Andrew Wright

S78 Keke Falland

S81 Luke Dillon

S88 Todd Wigzell

S96 Brendan Guerin

S97 Matt Egel

S98 Justin Sloan

Total = 34

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Daum Wins The Final Magic Man!

Daum Wins The Final Magic Man!

Photo by Peter Roebuck

Photo by Peter Roebuck

American Zac Daum has come to Perth and swept all before him as he raced his way to victory in the 34 lap Magic Man Michael Figliomeni Tribute Race tonight at the Perth Motorplex.

Courtesy of his win in time trials and a win and a third place in the heats, Daum started off the front row alongside fellow countryman Justin Grant in what would be a fitting finale to the race, with emotions running high throughout.

One of the pre-race favourites, Dayne Kingshott, who was scheduled to start out of position three in the feature, found trouble in the four wide salute and try as he might, was unable to refire the car and was forced infield, joining the hapless Golding brothers Dan and Rob as the others who were unable to get their cars to go.

The initial green light saw Grant jump into the lead ahead of Daum, while Neville Lance (from position five), Chris Telenta (from position six) and Kaiden Manders were quickly following them. Telenta put pressure on Lance, moving into third on lap three, while Manders was looking for a way through behind them.

Davey Ray then made his presence felt, moving into fifth place by lap five, before closing on Manders. The two touched as Ray went underneath Manders, seeing Kaiden ride a wheel before continuing on.

Ray then set out after Lance, the two touching on the main straight which allowed Manders to once again close in. Lance went sideways, Ray nudged into him and Manders went straight past both to grab fourth again. Ray fought back though and reclaimed the position just as the yellows came on for Alfonso Guadagnino who had spun in turn four after blowing a tyre, seeing the race go back to the last completed lap.

Eight laps were in the books, with twenty six still ahead and the field was fighting hard as they took the green again, none more so than leaders Daum and Grant who touched, seeing Grant roll heavily going into turn one. He landed awkwardly on Davey Ray, with yet another American in Alex Bright also becoming involved.

There were some interesting and heated moments under the red light as Grant confronted Daum, but in the end only Bright and Daum were able to restart, Daum leading the field away.

Behind him was Telenta, having one of the best nights of his career, while Manders would restart behind him in third. As the race went under green flag conditions once again Manders would move around Telenta to claim second as Daum began to pull away. Telenta fought back on Manders, with the two side by side, while Lance was right behind in fourth waiting for an error to be made. Manders set about closing the gap on Daum while Lance looked around the outside of Telenta for third.

On lap nineteen the make-up of the race changed again as Manders suddenly slowed and headed infield, just as Lance got around Telenta. Shortly after rookie driver Keenan Fleming slowed and headed infield, causing some nervous moments for Telenta as he only just got by on the low line. Two laps later the yellows would come on again as Nick Rowe stopped in turn four.

With thirteen to go and twelve cars remaining the race restarted once again. Lance took his opportunity and began challenging Daum for the lead, looking underneath and the duo going side by side. Alex Bright also went high in fourth place as he looked for a way around Telenta, then with three to go Bright made his move and grabbed third.

As if the race wasn’t thrilling enough, the final lap reached crescendo status, with Lance attempting to pass Daum, Telenta sliding past Bright for third and Glen Mears going up in a plume of smoke and fire only to power through it and finish the race.

In the end though, it was Daum who claimed his first win in the event, defeating Lance, Telenta and Bright. Ryan Condren, Mears, Jamie McKinlay, Steven Henderson, Jai Dillon, Keenan Fleming and Shaun North rounded out the other finishers.

Earlier in the night Zac Daum set quicktime in the time trials, while the opening heat saw cars going five wide before Daum took the lead from Ray and Kingshott. Unfortunately Ray slowed and bought out the cautions with Daum then racing away at the restart to grab the win from Kingshott and Lance.

The second heat saw the biggest incident of the preliminaries, with Chris Griffiths slowing as the field went green, seeing Daryl Clayden hit him, spin in front of the field and somehow avoid going upside down before Ryan Condren got involved, was hit by Nick Rowe and sent Condren upside down. A complete restart ensued and it would be Grant who defeated Telenta and Guadagnino.

Davey Ray won heat three from Manders and Daum while the final preliminary saw Rowe and Lee Redmond battling it out, closely followed by Kingshott and Chris Griffiths. Unfortunately Griffiths went high and clouted the wall hard, then the following restart saw cars go every which way. Grant would go on to claim the win.

The Magic Man race has now come to its fitting conclusion and it was a mammoth effort by the Figliomeni effort and of course the Perth Motorplex to organize it all. Thankyou to all involved for putting on an event to pay such a wonderful tribute to an amazing man.

The Speedcars only have a short break this week as they now look to prepare their cars for the two night show this Friday and Saturday nights at Manjimup and Margaret River Speedways respectively. We look forward to seeing you all there!

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Pictures Courtesy Peter Roebuck.

Official Results

Time Trials – 1. Zac Daum 16.126, 2. Justin Grant 16.286, 3. Dayne Kingshott 16.346, 4. Chris Telenta 16.483, 5. Davey Ray 16.686, 6. Glen Mears 16.690, 7. Dan Golding 16.721, 8. Alfonso Guadagnino 16.750, 9. Kaiden Manders 16.760, 10. Chris Griffiths 16.792, 11. Neville Lance 16.806, 12. Jamie McKinlay 16.819, 13. Todd Waddell 16.832, 14. Nick Rowe 16.943, 15. Lee Redmond 17.055, 16. Ryan Condren 17.135, 17. Alex Bright 17.242, 18. Daryl Clayden 17.246, 19. Keenan Fleming 17.386, 20. Jai Dillon 17.746, 21. Angelo Karoussis 17.868, 22. Steven Henderson 17.988, 23. Rob Golding NTT, 24. Shaun North NTT, 25. Aaron North NTT, 26. Les North NTT.

Heat One – 10 laps: 1. U14 Zac Daum, 2. W24 Dayne Kingshott, 3. W14 Neville Lance, 4. W21 Kaiden Manders, 5. W52 Lee Redmond, 6. W55 Todd Waddell, 7. U4 Alex Bright, 8. W17 Dan Golding, 9. W26 Keenan Fleming, 10. W89 Aaron North (8). DNF: U71 Davey Ray (4). DNS: W15 Rob Golding, W18 Angelo Karoussis. Total Time: No Time. Winning Margin: 1.777. Fastest Lap: 16.335 W24 Dayne Kingshott.

Heat Two – 10 laps: 1. U38 Justin Grant, 2. W12 Chris Telenta, 3.W6 Alfonso Guadagnino, 4. N42 Jamie McKinlay, 5. W10 Daryl Clayden, 6. W40 Chris Griffiths, 7. W11 Jai Dillon, 8. W19 Steven Henderson, 9. W7 Nick Rowe (9), 10. W27 Shaun North (9). DNF: W23 Glen Mears (7), W28 Ryan Condren (0). Total Time: No Time. Winning Margin: 2.323. Fastest Lap: 16.045 U38 Justin Grant.

Heat Three – 10 laps: 1. U71 Davey Ray, 2. W21 Kaiden Manders, 3. U14 Zac Daum, 4. W28 Ryan Condren, 5. N42 Jamie McKinlay, 6. W6 Alfonso Guadagnino, 7. W12 Chris Telenta, 8. W55 Todd Waddell, 9. U4 Alex Bright, 10. W11 Jai Dillon, 11. W27 Shaun North (9), 12. W89 Aaron North 98). DNS: W18 Angelo Karoussis. Total Time: No Time. Winning Margin: 0.801. Fastest Lap: 16.230 W21 Kaiden Manders.

Heat Four – 10 laps: 1. U38 Justin Grant, 2. W14 Neville Lance, 3.W24 Dayne Kingshott, 4. W7 Nick Rowe, 5. W23 Glen Mears, 6. W10 Daryl Clayden, 7. W19 Steven Henderson. DNF: W52 Lee Redmond (9), W26 Keenan Fleming (4), W40 Chis Griffiths (4). DNS: W15 Rob Golding, W17 Dan Golding, W98 Les North. Total Time: No Time. Winning Margin: 1.118. Fastest Lap: 16.313 W24 Dayne Kingshott.

Feature – 34 laps: 1. U14 Zac Daum, 2. W14 Neville Lance, 3. W12 Chris Telenta, 4. U4 Alex Bright, 5. W28 Ryan Condren, 6. W23 Glen Mears, 7. N42 Jamie McKinlay, 8. W19 Steven Henderson, 9. W11 Jai Dillon, 10. W26 Keenan Fleming (33), 11. W27 Shaun North (29). DNF: W10 Daryl Clayden (28), W7 Nick Rowe (21), W21 Kaiden Manders (18), W52 Lee Redmond (12), W89 Aaron North (6), U38 Justin Grant (8), U71 Davey Ray (8), W6 Alfonso Guadagnino (8). DNS: W15 Rob Golding, W17 Dan Golding, W18 Angelo Karoussis, W40 Chris Griffiths, W55 Todd Waddell, W98 Les North. Total Time: No Time. Winning Margin: 0.549. Fastest Lap: 16.159 U38 Justin Grant.

Photo Peter Roebuck

Photo Peter Roebuck

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Kingshott and Grant top practice times for Magic Man 34

Kingshott and Grant top practice times for Magic Man 34

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Speedcar fans will be heading to the Perth Motorplex this weekend for one of the most prestige’s Speedcar events on the national calendar  “The Magic Man 34 “.The race that is a tribute to one our greatest Australian Speedcar Champions Michael Figliomeni .This year will be the 10th and final time the event will be run .

The race has attracted 4 of USAC’s top professionals including four time winner Davey Ray. Practice time from Perth Motorplex has local ace Dwyane Kingshott heading the time sheets from USAC Sprint and Midget ace Justin Grant in the Travis White #38 Esslinger/Spike.

Courtesy of the Western Australian Speedcar Association “Overall Speedcar Times from tonight’s practice at the Perth Motorplex!

Dayne Kingshott 16.288
Justin Grant 16.536
Chris Griffiths 16.672
Zac Daum 16.813
Alex Bright 16.876
Todd Waddell 17.296
Daryl Clayden 17.707
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Grant was fastest all night until the very last session when Kingshott came out and set the quickest time of the night, six of his eight lap times faster than the second best time set by Grant! One thing is for sure, this weekend’s Magic Man 34 is going to be huge!!! “

Photo Dwayne Kingshott credit Peter Roebuck: Justin Grant credit Travis White

 

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Press release Perth Motorplex “Magic man 34 “

Press release Perth Motorplex “Magic man 34 “

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“Four American drivers will be taking on Australia’s best at the $34,000 Magic Man 34 event on November 5 at Perth Motorplex.

Two of them have won the event previously including four time victor Davey Ray and 2013 champ Alex Bright. Fellow Americans Zac Daum and Justin Grant will be hoping to add their names to the list of drivers to have won Australia’s richest Speedcar race.

But they will be facing a tough group of locals including in-form young gun Kaiden Manders, last year’s winner Neville Lance and two times WA State champion Dayne Kingshott, who has been gaining plenty of experience in the USA himself.

This year’s Magic Man 34 will be the final running of the event dedicated to Speedcar driver Michael Figliomeni, who tragically passed away of a heart attack in the pit paddock of Perth Motorplex.

Perth Motorplex speedway manager Gavin Migro said the family made the decision to make the 10th running of the event the final one.

“The Magic Man 34 event has been a great tribute to Michael’s memory and one of the favourite races for fans on the calendar,” he said. “The family really want to make sure the final event goes out on a high with one of the best fields and highest payouts Australian speedcar racing has ever seen.

“The family felt that after ten years the time was right to bring closure to the Magic Man 34 event and that a world class international field will pay homage to the great Michael Figliomeni in an appropriate manner.”

The Magic Man 34 begins from 6pm on Saturday, November 5.

Entry List

USA 4 Alex Bright

6 Alfonso Guadagnino

7 Nicholas Rowe

10 Daryl Clayden

11 Jai Dillon

12 Chris Telenta

14 Neville Lance

USA 14 Zac Daum

15 Rob Golding

17 Daniel Golding

18 Angelo Karoussis

19 Steven Henderson

21 Kaiden Manders

23 Glen Mears

24 Dayne Kingshott “

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Aussie remembers Bryan Clauson

Aussie remembers Bryan ClausonRemembering BC

Speedway has been my most favorite sport ever since I was 16 years old and in that time I have had the real pleasure of watching some of the best dirt track racers .Covering Speedway meetings and writing reports has been my hobby and during this time I have met .watched and been thrilled by many of the best.Bryan Clauson

Bryan Clauson, USAC Champion in Midgets and Sprintcars was the one driver that always grabbed my attention and was the one I found myself cheering for. Watching via live streaming from the US or New Zealand or live in Australia there was something very special about BC.I have been reporting on Bryan Clauson’s race exploits for some time and back in 2013 I meet Bryan at the POWRi World Midget show at Lismore Speedway.

Wandering around the pits speaking with and photographing the teams I was desperately trying to find an opening to grab Bryan and introduce myself .With drivers meeting, car preparation taking priority finding Bryan on his own was difficult and frankly as the afternoon passed I was becoming a little nervous each time I tried to approach him only for another driver to attract his attention. Clauson was a  driver certainly in demand.Night one at Lismore for the POWRi Midget World Championship 013

Later that afternoon my opportunity arrived, Bryan sitting quietly on the rear wheel of the United Truck repairs Esslingler. I looked around, no one in sight, so boldly I approached him with a “good day Bryan “I am from Talking Speedway mind if I have chat. I had hundreds of questions but suddenly I was lost for words .Here I was talking to one of the greatest USAC drivers of all time. We chatted for what seems like hours but in reality it was 5 to 10 minutes .What a guy, warm and generous he made me feel completely at ease. After thanking me for my support he wished me well explaining he had changes to make to racecar, his team arrived immediately and they went to work and I wandered off to explore more and photograph the likes of Christopher Bell, Darren Hagen and Andrew Felker.Unfortunately the night did not go as planned and the Kiwi Brad Mosen won the feature.

We have lost many drivers over the times and with each track death we feel such heart break and sadness and we wonder if we will ever get over the pain. While our loss is nothing when compared to the loss the family of these brave and courageous racers have to deal with. As a speedway supporter we can only offer our deepest sympathy and hope their hearts will heal in time.

The memories left, the images of Bryan Clasuon at work together with the thousands of tributes on social media place o n record his greatness, generosity to fans and the energy he put into growing and advancing the sport of Speedway open wheel racing. Bryan’s life was Speedway and in death his organs have given life to five people who are blessed and will carry a small part of Bryan with them as they travel through life. Bryan will be remembered by his racing exploits and also by the donation of his organs. Chasing 200 continues only the goal has changed to saving saves by promoting the benefits of donating your organs so that others may benefits.

Most important of all a young man loved by his family and Lauren Stewart has left us all too soon. Rest in peace Bryan Clauson 15/6/1989 to 7/08/2016BC donations

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Kerry Madsen gets call up from Matt Wood racing

Kerry Madsen gets call up from Matt Wood racingElk Grove Ford

The late Bryan Clauson’s SprintcarTeam Matt Wood Racing has thrown a life line to Kerry Madsen after his US based Team closed their racing operation in the US. Kerry Madsen will team with Matt Wood Racing for up to 10 meetings .The first outing for the new team will be this coming weekend at the National Sprint Leagues event at Knoxville Raceway.

After the terrible loss at Belleville of their driver Bryan Clauson the decision to keep the car running was a nice call and the inclusion of Kerry Madsen as Team driver will be welcomed by Bryan Clauson’s fan as a fitting tribute .Clauson achieved so much in the W17 race car in such a short time and the debut of the Madsen / Matt Wood racing at the home of Sprintcar Racing is fitting.

The short term schedule with Matt Wood Racing comes after 17 World of Outlaw a Main wins with Keneric Racing from 2012 thru to 2016.Madsen will continue to run for the Keneric team during the Australian season.Clauson at Plymouth

The Wood /Madsen team will chase the big events now that he is not committed to the World of Outlaws and the NSL. Whatever races the team enters they are sure to receive a massive welcome.

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McFadden signed with Monte Motorsports for 2016/7

McFadden joins MonteIn a joint announcement today Monte Motorsports and Milwaukee Tools advised that they had signed James McFadden for the 2016/17 season .James will take over the seat held by the likable and talented Californian Kyle Hirst.

This is a big announcement by Monte Motorsports particularly as their last two drivers have both been Americans and both brought some big trophies to the team .The teams decision to put an Australian in the seat will be welcomed by local race fan .Kyle Hirst during his time in the W17 was adopted by most fans forgetting he was an American and he brought much credit to the team during his stay and most importantly he gave the team the 2015 Warnambool Classic trophy, the most sought after of all the big Australian Sprintcar events .I am sure this news comes as a disappointment to Hirst who has been have a super season in California. Most recently he won the weekend of the Peter Murphy Classic in NZ1.NZ1

Great news for McFadden who is currently dividing his racing between the Joe Garete Engines #3G and the Highlands Tire and Service #3. There has been no announcement as to will replace James in NQ25 or if Kyle Hirst will drive in Australia during 2016/17, let’s hope he lands a ride as I for one will miss his talent.

James’s response to the appointment was released on his Facebook page, “This was one of the hardest and most exciting decisions of my racing career yet. Scott and Stephanie Milling gave me a huge opportunity at a young age, as a kid who had proved nothing, and for that I will always be thankful. To walk away from a team that has become your family is a tough decision to make, and one I did not take lightly. It is a credit to those involved at the NQ25 that I was met with complete understanding about my eventual choice to move in a different direction.

I am so grateful for the opportunity to steer this W17 Milwaukee Monte Motorsport car and belong to one of the most successful and professional teams in the world of Speedway.

I am very excited for what I hope to be a solid season 2016/2017 aboard the W17. Keep your eyes peeled for race schedules and the likes. Results and interaction will continue on this page, as well as the Monte Motorsport Sprintcar Team Page.”

Kyle Hirst’s response to the new was via twitter  “Want to thank for letting me be part of such a great team! Lifetime memories made & best wishes this year!”

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Australians came but Schatz won the Kings Royal.

King DonnyAustralians came but Schatz won the Kings Royal.

 Tonight at Eldora Donny Schatz lifted the Kings Royal Crown and Trophy for the third time .After running second in the Jokers Wild and the night before the Kings Royal Schatz would have had the bookies shortening his odds. A field of 60 started through qualifying and the heats the best 24 drivers had earned the right to run the 40 Lap $50,000 to win Feature .

The field had all the big hitters ready to pounce including three Australians, Jamie Veal, Ian Madsen and former Kings Royal winner Kerry Madsen.  James McFadden and Daniel Harding were unable to make the Show despite strong performances. Ian Madsen was the best of the Australians finishing 10th , brother Kerry 15th and Jamie Veal DNF.Ian Madsen Eldora

With the biggest purse in the 33 years of the Kings Royal the stage was set for one hell of a race. The pressure was right on from the time the green lights came on and the intensify of the battle can been seen from the number of race leaders during the re first 20 laps .First it was Brown then it was Swindell having his turn before  Sweet came thundering past and the defending Champion looked comfortable out front .

But as we have all come to expect Schatz started to lay down his challenge for the crown. Schatz soon stormed past Sweet but coming fast to stake his claim was Christopher Bell and was at one point looking like he might be a concern for Schatz. Bells surge came to nothing after making second he got into the wall, climbed the wall, caught the fence and was done for the night. Behind Bell it was Abreu who was arriving fast and would present more concern for the checker would come out. Many can catch Schatz but passing is art not many have perfected

As hard as Abreu charged and worked the track he would be denied the pass  and would have to settle for a position behind Schatz for the night at the Kings Royal, third behind Gravel and Schatz at the Jokers Wild and third behind Pittman and Schatz at the night before the Kings Royal.

Post race with Donny Schatz,Rico Abreu and Brad Sweet  : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hz8wZbiKGZE

Schatz’s third Kings Royal win takes his season wins to 15 and as the Outlaws head into the month of money the team has increased his points lead to 186 over second place Brad Sweet.King Donny

.A-Main – (40 Laps) – 1. 15-Donny Schatz [3] [$50,000]; 2. 24-Rico Abreu [8] [$20,000]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [6] [$15,000]; 4. W20-Greg Wilson [5] [$12,000]; 5. 21-Brian Brown [2] [$10,000]; 6. 2-Shane Stewart [21] [$7,500]; 7. 9-Daryn Pittman [23] [$6,500]; 8. 41-Jason Johnson [9] [$6,000]; 9. 83-Joey Saldana [7] [$5,500]; 10. 18-Ian Madsen [11] [$5,000]; 11. 5-David Gravel [20] [$4,750]; 12. 1-Sammy Swindell [4] $4,500]; 13. 49X-Tim Shaffer [13] $4,000]; 14. 7-Paul McMahan [10] [$3,750]; 15. 29-Kerry Madsen [19] [$3,500]; 16. 19M-Brent Marks [12] [$3,450]; 17. 11N-Randy Hannagan [18] [$3,400]; 18. 7S-Jason Sides [24] [$3,350]; 19. 10H-Chad Kemenah [17] [$3,300]; 20. 71-Jamie Veal [1] [$3,250]; 21. 14-Christopher Bell [14] [$3,200]; 22. 33-Danny Lasoski [15] [$3,150]; 23. 1B-Dale Blaney [22] [$3,100]; 24. 17W-Bryan Clauson [16] [$3,000]. Lap Leaders: Brian Brown 1-9, Sammy Swindell 10-12, Brad Sweet 13-19, Donny Schatz 20-40. KSE Hard Charger Award: 9-Daryn Pittman [+16]

Credit Photo: Vince Vellelle @VinnieV77 and Jeremy Elliott 2jelliott101

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Kings Royal 2016 record prize purse

Press release from Eldora Speedway

Record $320,975 Posted For 33rd Annual Kings Royal Weekend At Eldora

World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Return For Expanded Three-Day Event July 14-15-16

2016KingsRoyalROSSBURG, Ohio (July 7, 2016) – The 33rd running of Kings Royal Weekend, expanded this year to include a full World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series race on Thursday, July 14, already promises fans more racing and Eldora Speedway officials today announced more prize money for the racers.

Saturday’s tradition of $50,000-to-win and the pomp and circumstance that surrounds racing’s most unique victory remains untouched – but that is the only position that does not see a major increase for 2016. Over half of the 40-lap Kings Royal finishers will earn double the money posted in previous years.  Highlights include: 2nd) $20,000; 5th) $10,000; 10th) $5,000; 24th) $3,000 and the first non-transfer from the B-Feature will receive $2,000.  All B-Feature and C-Feature positions received healthy increases as well.

Thursday’s “Jokers Wild” will pay $10,000 to the winner while Friday night’s “The Knight Before” has been increased to $12,000-to-win.

Eight different drivers have won the Kings Royal over the past eight years.  Shane Stewart is the defending winner of both the Kings Royal and The Knight Before.

Tickets and camping for all three nights of the 33rd Kings Royal Weekend, sprint car racing’s annual showcase featuring the stars of the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series versus Ohio’s best, including the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, are available now at www.EldoraSpeedway.com or by phone at (937) 338-3815.

Full Kings Royal Saturday Purse Breakdown:
Kings Royal A-Feature
1)$50,000; 2)$20,000; 3)$15,000; 4)$12,500; 5)$10,000; 6)$7,500; 7)$6,500; 8)$6,000; 9)$5,500; 10)$5,000; 11)$4,750; 12)$4,500; 13)$4,000; 14)$3,750; 15)$3,500; 16)$3,450; 17)$3,400; 18)$3,350; 19)$3,300; 20)$3,250; 21)$3,200; 22)$3,150; 23)$3,100; 24)$3,000;

Kings Royal B-Feature
1)Transfer; 2)Transfer; 3)Transfer; 4)Transfer 5)$2,000; 6)$1,750; 7)$1,500; 8)$1,250; 9)$1,000; 10)$750; 11)$650; 12-24)$600.

Kings Royal C-Feature
1)Transfer; 2)Transfer; 3)Transfer; 4)Transfer; 5)Transfer  6)Transfer; 7)$500; 8)$450; 9)$400; 10)$375; 11-24)$350.

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About Eldora Speedway:
Since carved from a cornfield in the natural amphitheater that existed between the Eldora Ballroom and the Wabash River by bandleader Earl Baltes in 1954, Eldora Speedway has grown to be a frontrunner in motorsports growth and stability. Baltes chose to sell the legendary high-banked clay oval to motorsports entrepreneur and NASCAR, IndyCar and USAC champion Tony Stewart in 2004.  Celebrating its 63nd season in 2016, Eldora hosts the biggest events in short-track racing including the 22nd annual Dirt Late Model Dream by Ferris Mowers; the 33rd annual Kings Royal Weekend; the fourth NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on dirt – the Aspen Dental Eldora Dirt Derby; and the 46th annual World 100. The complete schedule for Eldora’s 63rd consecutive season, including ticket and campsite information, is available at www.EldoraSpeedway.com and can be requested by phone at (937) 338-3815. Fans can get behind-the-scenes access of Eldora Speedway by following @EldoraSpeedway on Twitter, hitting ‘Like’ at www.facebook.com/EldoraSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/EldoraSpeedway.

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