HEFFORD & PARKER TO SHOW TASMANIA HOW ITS DONE!

Press release Tasmanian Speedcar Drivers Association
HEFFORD & PARKER TO SHOW TASMANIA HOW ITS DONE!

Matt harford for tassi
Two Interstate Speedcars will be making the trip to Carrick Speedway this Easter Long weekend chasing the Inaugural Easter Cup Challenge Event!
Queensland’s Matt Hefford (formerly Tasmanian) & Victoria’s Nick Parker have both Nominated for the Easter Cup Challenge and are currently making the trip south hoping to show the local Tasmanian speedcar drivers how its done!Nick Palmer for Tasmania

Nick Parker is only in his rookie season as a speedcar driver but has already had a win to his name in Portland, Victoria, and in only his 4th race meeting! He is not new to racing how ever with 7 states titles in karts (including 3 in tassie) and numerous podiums in other paved racing divisions! Driving PMT Racing’s V39 Aggressor/Fontana Nick has no doubt got the speed to mix it with any Speedcar around!

Matt Hefford is no stranger to Tasmania! Having Grown up watching racing at Carrick Speedway with his father Matt jumped at the chance to come and race in tassie. Matt is one of only a handful of people to have driven a speedcar around carrick when he test drove Trent Blakes BHR Razor/Ed Pink Ford in a private test session Mid November. From that first test ,Matt said we would come back to race Tasmanian’s first Speedcar race meeting, so after a big Queensland domestic season where he won only a few weeks ago, he has packed up his speedcar and shiped it down to “Tassie” hoping to park his Matt Hefford Motorsport Spike/Gerte into Victory Lane Again!!

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New Zealand Midget Champion 2016 Peter Hunnibell

New Zealand Midget Champion 2016 Peter HunnibellPeter Nunnibell  NZ1

A week after winning his maiden New Zealand Midget Champion Auckland’s Peter Hunnibell return to Western Springs sporting prized NZ1 on the tail of his midget .First race as the NZ1 fittingly was the Barry Butterworth Classic

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After watching Speedway for over 50 years I must admit that I get great excitement and pleasure when I see the underdog get up and take the spoils. To win a National Title is tough, fitness and commitment and the ability to stay focused when other around you are self destructing is in itself an achievement.

Peter Hunnibell New Zealand Midget Champion 2016

Peter Hunnibell New Zealand Midget Champion 2016

The 30 lap New Zealand Title is a race that all teams desperately want to win and the desire to carry the Countries premier racing number sends the adrenalin sky high.
New Zealand’s top three , the defending Champion Brad Mosen, Hayden Williams and 6 times Champion and current Australian Champion Michael Pickens shared the top three positions and the expectations of a massive battle between these three superb racers would fade as the laps ran out and totally different story line would start to emerge.
Peter Hunnibell in #39 was starting out of position 12 and like many other would have been reserved as the 20 car field approached the starter.
Like many races the front runners got away clean but an early stoppage was not an indication of how this Title race would span out .The first casualty was James Earl when he spun and collected McCutcheon and ending his Title ambition. For most of the early laps the Mosen,William and Pickens duel starting to show what the fans had come to see close fast and aggressive confrontation between New Zealand’s best three.
Mosen was the early leader before Williams played his cards early taking the lead position by laps together with Drummond found the six times Champ quickly back in 5th position. two. Pickens had some early moments and a coming .By lap four Pickens had regained 3rd.Soon after Pickens and Mosen tangle and by lap 6 Pickens had secured second over Mosen with Williams in his frame.

Mosen and Williams shared the front row for the Championship

Mosen and Williams shared the front row for the Championship

Pickens and Mosen continued to dispute second behind Williams. Drummond was now entering the battle and tries to use the pole line to get underneath Mosen and Picken .Pickens and Mosen continue to argue over the spot and pair come together .A bang here and a bang there before Pickens once again locks in second
As the Championship Features reached the halfway point Hunnibell still sits back in the pack out of trouble as the top three starts to gap the field .It is not long before lapped traffic starts to present a separate challenge and Leyton Kendall sits in their path. Even laps from home and track has started to widen
Williams leading for most of the race has a big moment on lap 24 with a wheel stand and Pickens tries to take advantage but Williams recovers and continues to lead. With the laps running out Williams had the chance to close out the Championship but the drama starts to unfold when the top three approach Lucas Scott who is about to go a lap down .Williams and Pickens clear Scott when Mosen wheel stands the #NZ1 and rolls the Esslinger four times and collects #3NZ Dave Kerr. Both Kerr and Mosen are out and in 2016 there will be no back to back Championship glory for 2015 Champion

Brad Mosen defending Champion

Brad Mosen defending Champion

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From here on the Championship takes an unbelievable turn. Williams leads Pickens on the restart three from home. Williams is wide ,Pickens underneath ,Championship winning move that goes wrong and the pair collide , both spins into the incoming traffic, somehow Williams keeps the #27 going while Pickens car is damaged and what he figure was a winning move takes home out of the race and no 7th Title this year . ..#65 and #36 and #87 are also infield bound and out of the race
Another restart and Williams get a reprieve. Championship is starring him in the face and I can image his heart rate pumping up .Again Williams takes the lead and with 2 laps left and the Title looking like it will be Williams maiden Championship when Brunt tries a sneaky slider on the #27, the unbelievable happens when Williams rolls and Hunnibell takes advantage and moves up a position.
Brunt avoids a penalty and will lead off the restart from Maxwell Hunnibell and Scott…Maxwell takes the lead on the final restart from Brunt then Hunnibell plays a late hand and passes Brunt and chase after Maxwell. With an unexpected Championship win at stake Hannibal see the way past Maxwell but Maxwell with his own eyes firmly targeting the win heads to the bottom and in his efforts to re pass Hunnibell collects the #39a but Hunnibell would not be denied and stays on the track and finishes as the unexpected but super proud New Zealand Midget Speedcar Champion

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They crossed the line in order Hunnibell #39a, Maxwell#81, Lucas Scott#23a, Jared Wade #85, Michael Brunt #9a .There was more surprises to come Dyane Maxwell was excluded as his #81 was declared 5 kgs under weight at the scales moving Lucas Scott #23a into second and moving Jared Wade #85 into third .

The podium New Zealand Midget Championship 2016

Peter Hunnibell NZ1 Lucas Scott NZ2 Jared Wade NZ3 Congratulation from all Speedway fans .

Hunnibell NZ1 with trophy
The exhilaration experienced by Peter Hunnibell as he entered the final two laps would have been at fever pitch and the image clearly focused in his mind of the NZ1 plate would have been the spur that was needed to make the final pass into New Zealand Midget Speedcar Racing history .No matter what happened during those 30 laps the skill and determination needed to get though all that carnage and to be able launch that last successful pass will remain a memory that Peter Hunnibell ,his team and family will never forget.
Speaking on his historic Championship win Peter had this to say
“Still hasn’t quite sunk in that we took home #1 last night. Was great to have Brad Mosen and Jonathan Allard there to congratulate us on the infield. We’d like to thank our team – Dad, Mum and Dylan, Carl and Jen, Johnny, Stu and Family, Ian and Liz, Adam, Khan and everyone else who has put in hours and persisted through after a rough start to the season. To our amazing sponsors Lubricants NZ, Narellan Pools Auckland, Allstar Plumbing Ltd, RMC valves, Appco, Autolab and Harris Race Car Parts Lt “
3o lap midget feature grids  27 Hayden Williams Racing 1nz Brad Mosen Racing (top qualifier) 1aus Michael Pickens Racing 9 Micheal Brunt 25 Scott Buckley Racing 87 Leon Burgess Racing 36 Ben Drummond Racing 22 James earl 95s Duane Hickman 81 Dayne Maxwell 33 James Cossey 39 Peter Hunnibell 23 Lucas Scott 85 Jared wade 3nz Dave Kerr 99 Taylor Clarke 96 Chris Mccutcheon 13 Ricky McGough 18 Leyton Kendall 21 Zahn Turner

20 started only 6 crossed the finishing line

Talking Speedway would like to thank Peter Hunnibell and Western Springs Speedway for the use of the photographs.

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Challenge from overseas for Australian Speedcar Title

This Saturday night 55 mighty midget speedcars will grip the Valvoline Raceway as they battle for the right to carry the Australia 1 on the tail of their car for 2016 The field of 55 includes 6 US professionals and 4 of our Kiwi friends. Adam Clarke and his JBR/Polar Ice Team are the defending Champions.

Adam Clarke JBR/Polar Ice

Adam Clarke JBR/Polar Ice

This will be one hell of a race with Zach Daum and his GRD/Eagle looking for an incident free race .Daum ,last time out at Valvoline had a nasty crash that delayed his 2015 US campaign .The season ended strongly for Daum with a 3rd place behind Rico Abreu in the Chili Bowl Nationals

Again this year as in the past the question is asked should overseas drivers be allowed to compete in our National Titles .There will be many views, here is mine and I am speaking as a race fan first of all.
Two points to consider,
Point (1) by allowing overseas entries it helps the category field attractive an exciting line up. It also offers the local the chance to race against US Professional and improve their craft. Promoters would support their inclusion as it guarantees the turnstiles ticking over and from the promoters view this is vital. Over recent years the growth of other Speedway classes and the explosion of support for Sprintcars have had a major impact on the numbers of what used to be the major speedway class.

Most Speedcar teams struggle with sponsorship as opposed to the many well funded and supported Sprintcar teams.A quick look at recent entries at State and National Series round when compared to sprintcar entries on a normal race night tells the story .Look at the numbers at the recent World Midget shows in Brisbane and Lismore, yes rain did cause inconvenience but the numbers tell the story.

Regrettably Speedcars in Australia will not in its present state be able to attract number and sponership that will provide the necessary funds to support the massive travel teams are expected to take and the fill the  prize pool .If the overseas entries were denied I expect we would see the demise and status of this race with it ending the same way as the once great Australian Grand Prix. Despite the efforts of the Nowra Speedway and those teams that have supported the race it has sadly faded in importance .This used to be an iconic race.

Almost 25% of the Australian Speedcar field is from off shore and these are supported by Australian teams and their supporter’s .The clubs work hard but the youngsters have too many options and incentives that see many skip the speedcar class. This has to be reversed and the numbers increased and they need to be able to see the thrill that a speedcar career can offer. I would go anywhere, health prevailing to watch the speedcars but I am not most fans, who are attracted to the hype, the power of the personalities, the thrill that promoters stream through to race fans everywhere you look.Daum's Eagle GRD Lismore

Point (2)
It’s all about the numbers, it’s that simple .Recent examples of the Grand Annual Classic 104 entries stacks of Americans from the Outlaws to the PA Posse and Californians .Three nights of fabulous racing with Australians battling the overseas boys. Massive crowds, big purse .No problems here and then the Americans ask why we can’t race the Aussie Sprintcar Title.

NEXT WEEK NO OVERSEAS ENTRIES .The Australian Title and over 80 local teams turn out for another three nights of racing and again massive crowds. The lack of overseas driver had no impact the support and following of our locals is huge .The prestige of the number one plate is made more special when you know you have beaten the best in Australia.The Sprintcar group has got it right and with such strong numbers and support it will continue to be able to stand alone.

There are many options that are available to the overseas driver, The World Series Sprintcars, Promoter staging the Ultimate Sprintcar Championship “USC”.
There is also the National Australian Sprintcar Open an event to satisfy their racing appetite

My conclusion is that the Australian Speedcar Championship cannot afford to stand alone and must continue to have overseas support until such time as the category can build its numbers, increase its exposure
The Australian Championship is 75 years old its history is written in the clay of past and present speedways. Many great Champions of the past and future youngsters dreaming of carrying  proudly the number one plate. It is all in the hands of the clubs, the promoters and the most valuable part of the mix the fans..One youngster making a name quickly in Speedcars is Braydan Willmington , with a fresh new Beast he will be taking his place in this quality field .

Braydan Willmington Pic Braydan Willmington Motorsports

Braydan Willmington
Pic Braydan Willmington Motorsports

The 55 nominations for the Rod Bowen Prestige Smash Repairs 75th Australian Title are :
A1 Adam Clarke * Defending Champion
NZ1 Brad Mosen (NZ)Wi
V2 Paul Farrell
N3 Darren Jenkins
W4 Alex Bright (USA)
Q5 Rod Harders
N6 Jack Black
S6 Paul Murphy
V6 Anthony Chaffey
N7 Nathan Smee
W7 Todd Waddell
N8 Trevor Malouf
S9 Michael Stewart
V11 Troy Jordan
W11 Kaiden Manders
N14 Zach Daum (USA)
Q14 Michael Harders
W14 Neville Lance
N17 Kaitlyn Anthony
NZ17 Leon Burgess (NZ)
Q18 Matt Hefford
N19 Scott Hill
Q19 Darren Vine
N23 Matt Hunter
W24 Dayne Kingshott
NZ27 Hayden Williams (NZ)
N28 Dean Meadows
N34 mIcahel Paice
NZ38 Michael Pickens (NZ)
N40 Austin Prock (USA)
N41 Jordan Mackay
Q41 Brendan Palmer
N42 Jaimie McKinlay
Q42 Andrew Felker (USA)
N55 Cameron Restall
N58 Jeremy Evans
Q58 Rusty Whittaker
N60 Stewart Howle
N65 Don Mackay
N66 Courtney O’Hehir
Q69 Lee Redmond
USA70 Brady Bacon (USA)
Q71 Troy Ware
V71 Domian Ramsey
N76 Bob Jackson
Q76 Reid Mackay
N78 Troy Jenkins
W79 Nick Rowe
Q80 Scott Doyle
Q82 Jason Bell
N87 Aidan Corish
N89 Braydan Willmington
Q89 Michael Knedall
USA91 Tyler Thomas (USA)
N97 Matt Jackson

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Kerry Madsen “Booommm , A 1, what an honor “

Kerry Madsen A1 2016 Pic credit :Lucas Oils

Kerry Madsen A1 2016
Pic credit :Lucas Oils

Warnambool Vic.

Kerry Madsen showed the wealth of Outlaw experience gained over the years he and his Keneric Team have pounded the Outlaw tour across the US . This was the edge he needed to win his second Australian Sprintcar Championship.
The two days of qualifying around the Premier Speedway high banks suggested the race would be between Madsen, Tatnell, Veal and defending Champion Dave Murcott.
Another massive crowd surged into the speedway to watch Australia’s best challenge for that A1 Plate. With overseas entries prohibit this is truly a race of Australia’s best, no Americans required.
Tatnell did everything thing possible in trying to record his 6th Title .Winning his qualifying Feature on the first night over Kerry Madsen and then setting up his pole start by beating Madsen again in the A Dash.

Four wide Warnambool credit : Lucas Oils

Four wide Warnambool
credit : Lucas Oils

Before the start S19 Keller pulled infield which allowed former 6 times champ Garry Brazier his opportunity to join the pack as first reserve.The start of the Championship decider got off to a predictable start, with adrenalin pumping right through their bodies and down to the right foot the start was undone when Robbie Farr NQ7 spun with Lines, Lacey ending up alongside .Before the race had completed the opening lap V40 Belliman,W12 Harding and V70 Vogel joined Keller on the infield .
When the field finally got away and the 54th Title chase begun.Tatnell was first out and set a fast early pace .The chasers settled into their rhythm as Tanell held the point for the first 10 laps of the 40 lap decider .It was at this point that Madsen made the championship winning move into the lead and from that point was never headed.Brooke Tanell finished second and Jamie Veal 3rd Scott Dillon WA fourth and the defending and outgoing Champion Dave Murcott 5th

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After the race Kerry Madsen spoke briefly to the Warnambool Standard, excited with his win the Australian Outlaws said

“Brooke set a quick early pace so I knew it was going to be a battle,” Madsen said.
“The car stayed consistent and it is great to win for everyone who has put so much work in.” Later in a tweet Madsen posted “Booommm , A 1, what an honor “and that said it all.
Let’s hope that they put the A1 on the car for the Outlaw season as this would be a fantastic image for Sprintcar fans and his team sponsors in Australia and US as they follow his 2106 season. So let’s wrap the Keneric Racing /American Racing Custom Wheels with AUSTRALIA 1.
A second Title for the boy from St Marys NSW and this time the Championship ring, not available back in 203 when he won his maiden Australian Title.

Oval Express picture

Oval Express picture

54th Australian Sprintcar Championship Results : N29 Madsen, W2 Tatnell, V35 Veal, W26 Dillon, A1 Murcott , : – W3 Lines, V37 Anderson, N92 Walsh, ACT18 Madsen, S97 Egel ,  – N7 Bellbowen, W57 Bradford, V88 Pestka, V77 Mollenoyux, NT21 Karpenko , – V3 Loudoun, W11 Kendrick, N21 Brazier, W77 Maiolo, V26 Lacey , – V70 Vogels, W12 Harding, V40 Bellman, NQ7 Farr

54th aus sprintcar champs

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Rico Abreu strong win night 2 Chili Bowl

Rico Abre at the Chili Bowl

Rico Abre at the Chili Bowl

Night 2 at the Chili Bowl and Rico Abreu telegraphs his Championship intentions with a powerful win in the night 2 Feature .Rico’s form when he is behind the Wheel of the Kunz Toyota is alway at such a dominating standard tonight was no different.

Night 2  podium

Night 2 podium

young Oaklahoma flyer Tyler Thomas sat on the pole and raced into the early lead .Tyler has been fast all night and for the first 11 laps managed keep Abreu at bay .Abreu was aggressive on the restart after the caution and stole the point from Thomas .As hard as Thomas tried and with the assistance of late race cautions could still not managed the pass to retain his race lead .

The difference between the pair , experience and Thomas will be a stronger challenger in the Championship decider .The big mover on the night picking up a load of passing points was Parker-Price Miller.

The feature results from night two,

UOF A Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. 97-Rico Abreu[6]; 2. 91T-Tyler Thomas[1]; 3. 2X-Thomas Meseraull[4]; 4. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[19]; 5. 7B-Austin Brown[2]; 6. 5S-Chase Stockon[7]; 7. 8K-Blake Hahn[8]; 8. 68W-Jake Swanson[16]; 9. 92-Brenden Bright[21]; 10. 8-Alex Sewell[9]; 11. 50-Daniel Adler[24]; 12. 25-Steve Buckwalter[13]; 13. 17D-Alex DeCamp[12]; 14. 6K-Josh Lakatos[18]; 15. 57D-Daniel Robinson[20]; 16. 05T-Gary Taylor[11]; 17. 69-A.J. Fike[5]; 18. 1-Sammy Swindell[22]; 19. (DNF) 51X-Colby Copeland[17]; 20. (DNF) 11-Tyler Courtney[14]; 21. (DNF) 73-Jason McDougal[10]; 22. (DNF) 39C-Payton Pierce[3]; 23. (DNF) 99W-Larry Wight[15]; 24. (DNF) 9$-Kyle Clark[23]

Rico Abreu back in the pits after his feature win

Rico Abreu back in the pits after his feature win

 

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Alex Bright shines at Chili Bowl

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Night one of the 30th Chili Bowl Nationals ends in the bright lights of the podium for Alex Bright, stunning drive from P8 to hold off. Joel Saldana and Zach Daum .

Saldana,Bright,Daum

Saldana,Bright,Daum

Lap 11 saw Kyle Larson’s run from pole disrupted when he found a stalled car on the excit of turn 2 .Larson was able to restart from the rear of the field .

Larson recovered to finish in 9th.During the race Darren Hagan flipped but was not injured .

The final results for The night one qualifier ,UOF A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 77B-Alex Bright[8]; 2. 17-Joey Saldana[11]; 3. 5D-Zach Daum[5]; 4. 8J-Jonathan Beason[2]; 5. 51J-R.J. Johnson[16]; 6. 57B-Chad Boespflug[12]; 7. 35M-Matt Sherrell[3]; 8. 11A-Andrew Felker[19]; 9. 71K-Kyle Larson[1]; 10. 99P-Dillon Welch[17]; 11. 14W-Matt Westfall[14]; 12. 18-Tony Bruce Jr[18]; 13. 17J-Chase Johnson[24]; 14. 39S-Kevin Thomas Jr[7]; 15. 39B-Spencer Bayston[4]; 16. 78-Nick Wean[13]; 17. 0S-Dylan Westbrook[21]; 18. 55-Nick Knepper[22]; 19. 0T-Tyler Brehm[20]; 20. 1PW-Paul White[10]; 21. (DNF) 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[23]; 22. (DNF) 7H-Darren Hagen[9]; 23. (DNF) 22E-Cameron Hagin[15]; 24. (DNF) 44X-Wesley Smith[6]

 

Bright over Saldana on the line

Bright over Saldana on the line

 

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PRESS RELEASE : CJB Motorsports and Paul McMahan to Part Ways

PRESS RELEASE : CJB Motorsports and Paul McMahan to Part Ways
Duo will finish out season at Bad Boy Buggies World of Outlaws World Finals
Paul McMahan & CJB

Paul McMahan & CJB

TELFORD, PA. – October 30, 2015 – As it is often said, every good partnership runs its course.
With that being said, CJB Motorsports is announcing that Paul McMahan will not be returning to the seat of the teams’ #51 machine. The decision, made earlier this week, will go into effect after the Bad Boy Buggies World of Outlaws World Finals at the Dirt Track at Charlotte.

McMahan winning at Tri-State with CJB

McMahan winning at Tri-State with CJB

“To say that we & our boys, Chad Jr. & Braydon, are saddened by Paul’s decision to leave our CJB Motorsports family at the end of this season is an understatement,” said Chad & Jenn Clemens, the owners of the Bairs Tree Service, Nyce, Crete & Landis Block & Concrete, All-Star Performance #51.” Paul is a first class driver as well as a first class person off the track. At the end of the day, this decision was made with both his and our best interests in mind. We will miss him greatly and respect his decision and we pray that his future is all that he deserves and hopes for. With this business it is so hard not to become close to those you spend a lot of your time with, whether it be at the track or away from it, you become family. You share moments as individuals, with our own personal family’s milestones & we share happy times, sad times and tough times, from all of that our families grow together. With that being said, we are extremely grateful for all that Paul has contributed to help us and our CJB team accomplish all that we have in these last few years together. More than that, we are grateful that, at the end of all the business dealings, we still remain close friends/family. At the end of the day, that is the most important thing in life. We all helped each other grow and become better not, only as a race team, but as individuals.  We want to thank Paul’s wife Jan, their son Brayden and their daughter Kylie for the sacrifice’s they made these last few years for Paul to be able to help us accomplish all that we did. It’s their selfless sacrifice of their time with Paul that allows us to do what we do and Love. We appreciate it more than we could express. Being away from family is hard and they live it 9-10 months through the year. Thank you to all of our sponsors and fans for the support of Paul and our CJB Motorsports team these last few years and in the future! We are looking forward to next week in Charlotte! Praying that God blesses us with the best race weekend of the season and with the best last race with Paul.”
McMahan, the driver from Nashville, Tenn., was equally appreciative of the partnership that yielded 13 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series wins since the fall of 2012.
“There are times in this sport that it just better for all involved to get a fresh start,” said McMahan. “I want to thank Chad and Jenn Clemens for the opportunity to drive their No. 51 car for a little over three years. I also want to thank Barry Jackson for his hard work as the crew chief and everyone of our crew members that were a big part of our team.”
CJB Motorsports is looking forward to the upcoming 2016 campaign as Sammy Swindell will return to the seat of the #1 Big Game Treestands/Mainstream Holdings/ GoMuddy.com machine. A driver announcement regarding the #51 machine will be made at a later date.
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PRESS RELEASE-MOTTER MOTORSPORTS

Press Release-Mottter Motorsports
Joey Saldana & Motter Motorsports at work

PENGILLY, Minn. (Oct. 28, 2015) – “There are rumors circulating that our Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop team is coming to an end after the World of Outlaws World Finals at Charlotte Nov. 6 and 7 and we wanted to set the record straight,” said 71M team owner Dan Motter.

“It was three years ago this weekend that we decided to return to World of Outlaws racing after a 15-year hiatus. That decision hinged upon the opportunity to hire Joey Saldana who we believe is an A-list, marquee driver and one who is capable of winning a WoO championship.

“My passion has always been to field a sprint car team and campaign for the World of Outlaws championship and nothing has changed in that regard. I haven’t lost my desire and neither has Joey.

Saldana at Silver Dollar Credit DB3 Imaging

Saldana at Silver Dollar
Credit DB3 Imaging

“But until we find a major sponsor, it is unrealistic to think that we can continue after Charlotte. We have been very fortunate to have had support from HE&M Saw and Beltline Body Shop. These folks have become part of our family and they are as vested in the success of this team as I am.

“We are currently working with potential corporate sponsors, and even if we don’t have a signed contract by the end of the Charlotte event, we won’t quit looking.

“Our plan after Charlotte will be business as usual. We will bring the transporter and equipment back to home base here in Minnesota and perform maintenance as if we were going to run in 2016. Joey has expressed his desire to stay with the team, but realistically we understand if another offer comes his way, he needs to take care of his family.

“Both of us are hopeful that we will find a sponsor soon and together we can continue our pursuit of that elusive championship. If that doesn’t happen, then we will take a break from the racing circuit until major sponsorship is in place.

“Our personal business, Motter Equipment, which supplies new, used and reconditioned parts to the mining industry, has been affected greatly by decline in the mining industry over the past three years. Mineral prices including coal, gold, silver, copper, iron ore, etc. are at 10 year lows and it has had a devastating effect on both equipment manufacturers and dealers like ourselves. With such a drastic change in the industry, our business can’t finance the lion’s share of the cost of running the team.

“I know there are many teams across the motorsports board that are in this same predicament. The cost of fielding a top World of Outlaw team is very expensive, and corporate sponsorship becomes a necessary part of being competitive.

“I have faith that we will be able to put a program together and hopefully something will gel soon so that Joey and I can continue to race. Neither of us has lost our desire.”
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Davenport digs out late pass on Owens at Nationals

Davenport digs out late pass on Owens at Nationals

Davenport at Knoxville

Davenport at Knoxville

KNOXVILLE, IA -September 24, 2015 Jonathan Davenport digs out late pass on Jimmy Owens to take the win on night one of the Knoxville Nationals for the Late Model.
Sharing the front row with Ricky Weiss Davenport bounced out at the green and lead the race for the first 19 laps .Owens chase hard from his 6th starting position and by the time the pair had reached lapped traffic Owens had managed to find his way into the race lead .Owen could only hold the race lead for 3 laps before Davenport was back into the lead, a lead he would not surrender.

As the Late Models crossed the stripe it was Davenport, Owens and Don O’Neil Earl Pearson Jr and Chris Brown would round out the top five positions.

Driver’s interviews:
Jonathan Davenport “Lapped traffic is so tough here sometimes,” said Davenport, who recorded his 20th overall feature win of the season. I can’t thank Lee Roy Rumley enough for this strong engine. On this big of a track, we need all the horsepower we can get. The track was super-fast tonight. We could run anywhere on it.”

Jonathan Davenport

Jonathan Davenport

Jimmy Owens in the Bryan Rowland, Widow Wax, and Club 29-Ford was pleased with his runner-up position. “Did you see that I passed him [Davenport]? Not a lot of people have been able to pass him this year. We had a really good hot-rod tonight. The crew keeps working really hard. I thought maybe tonight we were going to be able to break through, but it’s a good start to the weekend.”
Don O’Neil “It’s a much better start to the weekend than last year. I want to thank everybody at Clint Bowyer Racing, Peak Antifreeze and Motor Oil, Crawford Supply, Lance and Barry Wright, and a special mention to my crew chief Jeremy Justice, who is backing home recovering from injuries that happened just a few weeks ago.”
Feature Finish (25 Laps):
FINISH START CAR # DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN
1 2 6 Jonathan Davenport Mount Airy, NC
2 6 20k in the Jimmy Owens Newport, TN
3 7 5 Don O’Neal Martinsville, IN
4 5 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL
5 4 21BX Chris Brown Spring, TX
6 9 28e Dennis Erb, Jr. Carpentersville, IL
7 22 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN
8 8 25 Chad Simpson Mt. Vernon, IA
9 10 32 Chris Simpson Oxford, IA
10 21 777 Jared Landers Batesville, AR
11 3 7R Kent Robinson Bloomington, IN
12 20 18b Shannon Babb Mowequa, IL
13 14 15 Steve Francis Ashland, KY
14 11 99JR Frank Heckenast, Jr. Frankfort, IL
15 12 1R Josh Richards Shinnston, WV
16 19 29 Darrell Lanigan Union, KY
17 17 21 Billy Moyer Batesville, AR
18 24 B5 Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL
19 18 14m Morgan Bagley Tyler, TX
20 15 21B Rich Bell Sheffield, IL
21 13 40 Joel Callahan Dubuque, iA
22 16 21jr Billy Moyer, Jr. Batesville, AR
23 1 7w Ricky Weiss Headingley, MB
24 23 28m Jimmy Mars Menomonie, WI

After night one of the Nationals the top 10 in points is:

Overall Pos CAR # DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN Night #1 POINTS
1 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN 492
2 6 Jonathan Davenport Mount Airy, NC 487
3 5 Don O’Neal Martinsville, IN 484
4 21BX Chris Brown Spring, TX 484
5 25 Chad Simpson Mt. Vernon, IA 481
6 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL 476
7 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN 472
8 777 Jared Landers Batesville, AR 470
9 28e Dennis Erb, Jr. Carpentersville, IL 462
10 32 Chris Simpson Oxford, IA 460

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Pittman wins in California – Saldana second again

Pittman wins in California – Saldana second again

Win number 5 for Daryn Pittman at Antioch Speedway credit WoO

Win number 5 for Daryn Pittman at Antioch Speedway
credit WoO

ANTIOCH, Calif. – Sept. 13, 2015. Returning to Antioch Speedway for the second time in 2015 Daryn Pittman repeats his March 29 victory this time beating home Joey Saldana and Tyler Walker.
A win is a win but bad luck finally breached the Schatz/Tony Stewart amour when the #15 suffered a flat right rear and was forced into the work area, Schatz would return at the rear of the field.
Joey Saldana had won the pole position and lead the field to the green .Saldana controlled the race up until lap 4 with Schatz gave notice that his 30th race win was coming.
The loss of his right rear forced Schatz to the work area and put end to a possible 30th race win .Once the field got back to racing Saldana assumed the race lead but it was not long before Pittman pounced on the #71 and raced into the lead.

With 16 quick times in 2015 Anticoh was not one of them ,but Saldana landed on pole  Credit WoO

With 16 quick times in 2015 Anticoh was not one of them ,but Saldana landed on pole
Credit WoO

Pittman worked on extending his race lead over Saldana who had Tyler Walker taking his attention away from challenging Pittman .Walker making a return to outlaw racing was showing that he had lost none of his old fire and worked Saldana over. This was a something that the #71 did not need but he continued to thwart Walkers attacks. Finally Walkers attacks paid dividend and he found a way around Saldana.
A lap after passing Saldana into Second the first of four late cautions came into play. Pittman was in control, only question left was what if anything could Saldana do after Tyler Walker.Lap 27 and the final caution, last play for Saldana and after have missed previous slide opportunities the Brownsburg Bullet made the last one count, the money move and regained his second position.
Antioch win to Pittman brings his 2015 race win tally to 5, Saldana secured the runner up position for the third night in succession and Tyler Walker makes strong statement that his racing form has retuned.
Rico Abreu set the pace during qualifying with fast time but while running in 6th position he flipped and his night ended .The #24 was returned to the Abreu hauler, Rico was unhurt.

Abreu's car on the way to the hauler after crash  credit WoO

Abreu’s car on the way to the hauler after crash
credit WoO

It has been a tough year for Pittman and the Great Clips KKR and win number 5 should give the team much needed confidence as they head the Clay County for the next Outlaw show.

Post race interviews with Pittman,Saldana and Walker

Pittman “This can be a tough schedule as many races as we run and as long as we’re gone from home,” Pittman said. “To have my family out here, it means the world for them to be at all the races, especially when we win… Great win, great way to leave California and hopefully we can keep it going here for the rest of the year.”

Saldana “It was weird – we tightened our car up a bunch and I was dead loose from the word go,” Saldana said. “So we just hung in there as long as we could and then Tyler was getting loose there at the end and we got a run on him there and there was only a few laps left so you’ve just got to do what you can in a short time.”

Walker

Tyler Walker is back on the podium with the WoO Credit RN Racing Photos

Tyler Walker is back on the podium with the WoO
Credit RN Racing Photos

“I’ve got a great team around me, I have great fans and great support,” Walker said. “It’s a big change from where I was three or four months ago. I’ll just keep doing what I love doing and surrounding myself with good people and we’ll end up two more spots ahead next time.”

A-Main – (30 Laps) – 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [3] [$10,000]; 2. 71M-Joey Saladana [1] [$5,500]; 3. 88-Tyler Walker [5] [$3,200]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [4] [$2,800]; 5. 51-Paul McMahan [9] [$2,500]; 6. 2-Shane Stewart [12] [$2,300]; 7. 22K-Shane Golobic [11] [$2,200]; 8. 29-Kerry Madsen [13] [$2,100]; 9. 1S-Logan Schuchart [10] [$2,050]; 10. 3C-Jonathan Allard [18] [$2,000]; 11. 15-Donny Schatz [2] [$1,500]; 12. 83JR-Kyle Hirst [17] [$1,200]; 13. OO-Jason Statler [20] [$1,100]; 14. 7S-Jason Sides [24] [$1,050]; 15. 5V-Colby Copeland [15] [$1,000]; 16. O-Bud Kaeding [16] [$900]; 17. 27-Chase Jhnson [22] [$800]; 18. 7-David Gravel [7] [$800]; 19. 98-Sean Watts [23] [$800]; 20. 41-Jason Johnson [14] [$800]; 21. 88N-DJ Netto [8] [$800]; 22. 12X-Jarrett Soares [19] [$800]; 23. 24-Rico Abreu [6] [$800]; 24. 1A-Jacob Allen [21] [$800]. Lap Leaders: Joey Saldana 1-4, Donny Schatz 5-9, Daryn Pittman 10-30. KSE Hard Charger Award: 7S-Jason Sides [+10]
The next outing on the clay for the World of Outlaws will be Friday September 18 at Clay County Fair Speedway. Will this be the race that sees Saldana crack it for his 3rd race win of 2015? Joining the Outlaws at Clay County will be Danny Lasoski and Bryan Clauson .

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