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Tony Rispin is a true blue Irishman, hailing from the village of Kildalkey, Meath, Ireland so to say he had the luck of the Irish when he won the 4/6-Cylinder Enduro at Evergreen Raceway on Sunday afternoon would be a bit of an understatement.

            Be it the “green” in Evergreen, the leftover of St. Patrick’s Day, his crewman John Gilroy, who is also from Ireland or any of other kind of luck, the fact is he did a fantastic job of skillfully weaving through traffic after starting deep in the pack and coming away with his first win here in 11 years.

“It felt great today, lucky but still a great day, it was about time my luck turned around, it’s been over 10 years since I last won a race here at Evergreen,” said Rispin, who now resides in Tannersville.

“I was wondering there for a while when my luck would run out but as the race went on it just got easier and easier. You didn’t have to take as many big chances when you have to go through the middle on the straights as the field thinned out.”

Rispin, who is a past two-time Enduro champion at Evergreen, was slotted back in the 36th starting spot for the outset of the 100 lap grind. However, early on he was having transponder issues and was forced to pit and make a change, although it was under a track caution to do so and did not lose any laps in the process.

While Rispin was able to get his problems solved, the race was being handled at the front by Justin Carneavale who led the early going over Michael Klotz and Michael Mujsce III. By lap 19 Enduro/4-Cylinder Stock specialist Harry O’Neill, who started two spots behind Rispin in 40th, had maneuvered his way into the lead.

From that point he was looking tough as his No. 126 was having little trouble in getting around the heavy traffic that dotted all around the race track.

Unlike Rispin though, O’Neill wasn’t as lucky when on 37th circuit he got clipped by a car he was attempting to lap and crashed hard into the Turn 1 barriers. O’Neill, thankfully was unhurt but done for the day nonetheless.

When the field was sorted out Rispin was now the new leader over Paul Mercante and Rob Longo but truth be told there was no stopping him from that point on as he was far and away the class of the field.   

“I started way back in the 12th row and in one of these events it gets very hard to know where you’re at as far as your position and you can have four or five cars that get out front early. Then I didn’t see Harry O’Neill and I knew he was still in the race and is obviously going to be running good,” said Rispin.

“But then when they took me in to replace the transponder and I knew I was doing well and was trying to watch the (score) board and I couldn’t see my number up there. But then when Harry (O’Neill) was knocked out they told me I was leading and luckily we held our own the rest of the way.”

            Indeed he was not only lucky but good too. Rispin would continue to pull away from the pack, lapping cars with ease and steering clear of trouble, almost.

            On lap 65 his luck almost ran out when he was making a move to get by a lapped car but contact was made and he suddenly went sideways. Rispin though made a tremendous save and got the car pointed back right without losing his spot.  

“When you get by someone once and maybe twice then you know you can trust them no matter if you’re on the outside or inside but sometimes it doesn’t always work out that way,” said Rispin.

When he crossed the finish line he had lapped all but second, third and fourth. It was his first Evergreen win since June 3, 2012.

“I tried Street Stocks once and I just couldn’t afford it to be honest. But with the Enduro’s you get the adrenalin going with all these cars out here, cars spinning out in front of you, it’s a big rush for me this type of racing,” Rispin said.

            Rispin, who still has a strong accent, began his was racing back in Ireland in fields and sandpits. He also won a pair of championships at his local raceway before coming to America in 1986.

            While he was running away en route to the win the battle for second between Longo and Mercante was a hot one that waged up until the final lap. That pair had swapped back and forth and heading into the last two corners on the final lap Mercante was trying to make the pass on Longo but got pinched instead from behind and lost the spots to Jason Bentzoni. Rounding out the top five with a steady run was 2022 4-Cylinder Stock champion Mackenzie Adams.

            In the Spectator Drags that started out the day, Charlie Guardino from Nassau, Long Island NY, was the winner.

Enduro feature finish (100 laps): 1. Tony Rispin, 2. Rob Longo, 3. Jason Bentzoni, 4. Paul Mercante, 5. Mackenzie Adams, 6. Mark Rittenhouse Jr., 7. Mike Mujsce III, 8. Justin Carneavale, 9. Tony Hilliard, 10. Stewart Smith, 11. Michael Klotz, 12. Jake Oswald, 13. Mariah Lawrence, 14. Jeremy Randy, 15. Destinee Arnold, 16. Jacob Shearer, 17. Jeremy Spanburg, 18. Larry Spencer III, 19. Victoria Burd, 20. Dan Boughton, 21. Evan Wood, 22. Travis Frantz, 23. TJ Kapish, 24. Kevin Behler, 25. Adam Kratzer, 26. Adam Kraus, 27. Kevin Brown, 28. Mitch Sharpe, 29. Jerry Daignault, 30. Harry O’Neill, 31. Cliff Jones, 32. David Duran, 33. Mike Green, 34. Mike Mujsce Jr., 35. Blake Snyder, 36. Jimmy Ayre, 37. Rachel Morgan, 38. Corey Koch, 39. Brian Kohut, 40. Brian Halecki, 41. Danny Cascioli

Evergreen Raceway PR

This weekend wasn’t the way it was supposed to go at all, was it?

“No, not at all. What a disappointing finish. Unfortunately we got off to a slow start yesterday and qualified poorly. We all know what happens when you start in the back and unfortunately we were caught up in that.


Just a wild and crazy first lap that was taking place. I thought I had the wreck missed, but I just saw a flash of red out of nowhere. I guess there was more going on the outside of the No. 6 car (Brad Keselowski) as it was spinning, and I saw him and just got collected.


I’m most disappointed for Club Wyndham. They came on board for this race, and they’ll be with me at the Coca-Cola 600. Really disappointed we couldn’t give them a better show.”





"Fought hard here all day at COTA. Obviously coming from the back was a little eventful early on, but Allen [Hart] had a pretty good strategy for us. We cycled in the mix when we needed to be, and we were in a pretty good position. I think we found ourselves in the Top-10 at times, Top-15 pretty solidly for a good chunk of the day. Unfortunately, we had a tire going down at the end and lost a few spots. It finally went completely flat with about two corners to go and just kind of limped it home. Still, after the last few weeks, we'll take a P18 finish. It got us solid points and a little foundation here that we can work with. One of my favorite tracks is coming up next weekend at Richmond Raceway. I love it there. I feel like today was a small step in the right direction for some momentum that was much, much needed for the 26 team, and I'm excited to see what we will do from here."


- Kaz Grala, Driver of the No. 26 Fire Dept. Coffee GR Supra


"I feel like we were pretty okay on speed in practice. I felt we needed to tighten the car up pretty well, and we did for the race. In qualifying, I had lap going that would have probably put us 10th-12th, and I made a mistake and wheel-hopped in Turn 11 pretty badly and lost a lot of time. I figured we'd be good in the race and move forward, and that's exactly what we did for most of the race. Kris [Bowen] did a great job making adjustments and we kept getting better and better with every run. I still needed more speed there in the end. We were probably about a second off from where we wanted to be, but I felt like we had the speed to run in the Top-12, but I got turned with six or seven laps to go and fell back to 26th. I passed a few guys right there at the end and got back up to P19. I feel like this was a good recovery, and the car is in one piece, so I feel like, overall, we still had a decent day. Obviously, we would have liked to have had a better finish, but it's good to keep the car in one piece, build a little bit of momentum and gain on it in Richmond."


- Connor Mosack, driver of the No. 24 Toyota GR Supra


Tyler Ankrum delivered his best finish of the 2023 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series season with a fourth-place effort on Saturday afternoon at Circuit of the Americas (COTA). His first top-5 result of the year was due to a resilient effort to hold off Cup series regular Ross Chastain in the waning laps of the Xpel 225. The fourth-place run vaulted Ankrum up four positions in the driver championship standings to seventh and into playoff contention.
The driver of the No. 16 LiUNA! Toyota Tundra TRD Pro began the day by receiving a declaration from Mayor Kirk Watson who proclaimed March 25, 2023 “Tyler Ankrum Day” in Austin, Texas. Ankrum took the green flag from 12th position for the Xpel 225 on Saturday afternoon. The 22-year old maintained position inside the top-10 in the opening stage. As green flag pit stops began to unfold on lap nine, crew chief Doug Randolph kept Ankrum on track for the entirety of Stage 1, which netted the LiUNA! crew four points by finishing the stage in seventh position on lap 12.
With the change in format, there were no cautions between stages at COTA, adding to the complex strategy of road course racing. Randolph would call Ankrum to pit road for four tires and fuel at the conclusion of lap 12. Ankrum would rejoin the field in 29th position, but he wouldn't stay there for long. As the laps ticked by, Ankrum and the LiUNA! Toyota Tundra TRD Pro would pick up a position or two each lap. At the conclusion of stage two, Ankrum would cycle up into the top-15.
Ankrum and Randolph took advantage of the timely caution, when Parker Kligerman came to a stop on the front stretch, to put on a fresh set of tires to gain an advantage over the field for the final 13 laps. Ankrum would leapfrog the field and restart in position number six. Ankrum would make quick work of competitors who stayed out on older tires by listening to the wise words of veteran spotter Eddie D'Hondt and settled into position number five. The last two laps proved to be exciting with a hard fought battle between Ankrum and Chastain for the fifth position. Ankrum would hold off Chastain after multiple attempts and would cross the finish line in position number four.
Tyler Ankrum on a great day in Austin:
“Well, it was really weird because the first half of the stage – we went to the stage break and not a lot of other drivers did. I came out right behind Christian Eckes and for 15 laps I didn’t see anyone. That was really confusing. I didn’t know where we were going to come out. We were on a two-stop strategy, and we came out – I want to say ninth or 10th – right when the caution fell. It was perfect. It was really a God send. Kyle (Busch) smoked me on the restart. I’ve got a lot to learn. I don’t know how he does that. We were able to get a fourth place finish out of this. Thank you to LiUNA!, Toyota. All of the Tundra TRD Pros are built here in Texas. I can’t thank everyone enough. Coming to Texas, I always love coming here. Austin is one of the best cities in the world.”

On Saturday’s Race at COTA: “A run like this gives me a lot of confidence just in general. We were fast and they knew we were here. A controversial penalty during the final stage put us in the rear; but, we salvaged a top-20 finish and picked up stage points. Overall, it is what it is and we’ll be back next week,” Alan said.

Lawless Alan had a career-run Saturday afternoon at Circuit of the Americas. The Los Angeles driver would pick up stage points in the second stage and run inside the top-ten for most of the race.

Alan would have a very smooth day for the first half of the XPEL 225, finishing in 18th and 3rd in the first two stages, respectively. But, as the race neared the end, a pass-through penalty was dealt to the No. 45 team for corner-cutting in the esses. This penalty would take Alan and team out of contention for the win, leaving him with a 17th-place finish at the road course.

Niece Motorsports PR

On Saturday’s Race at COTA: “It was a tough day for our Worldwide Express team. We were able to start up front and stay there for a while until our brake problem put us in the sandpit. But, we’ve been strong at the intermediate tracks in the past and I’m hoping for the same in Texas,” Hoccevar said.

After qualifying inside the top-ten on Friday afternoon, Carson Hocevar would find himself within the top-five for a majority of his race. Unfortunately for Hocevar, a brake problem on with less than five laps to go in Stage One would force the No. 42 to retire from the event.

Ultimately, the Portage, Michigan driver would finish 34th — pushing him to 14th in the driver’s championship standings.

Niece Motorsports PR

Chastain on Saturday’s Race at COTA: “It means a lot to run for Al [Niece] at his home track. Our team is known to bring really fast race trucks and we sure had one today. So, I’m proud to do that here in Austin with our Worldwide Express team even though we’re a little disappointed, but we have to be proud of how fast we were,” Chastain said.

A quick-time for Ross Chastain on Friday would put the Florida driver on pole for the XPEL 225 at Circuit of the Americas. From his front-row starting position, Chastain would lead a majority of the first stage after battling with Christian Eckes in the early laps.

A caution late in the first stage would bring the No. 41 Silverado down pit road for the first time for a routine pit stop. Although a handful of the leaders remained on the track under this caution, Chastain would make easy work of them to finish 6th in Stage One.

As the race progressed, a fuel cell issue would be the cause of a lengthy pit stop which would restart Chastain in 28th for the final stage. But, the NASCAR Cup Series driver would use his experience at COTA to weave through the field to salvage a fifth place finish, the second in as many weeks for the No. 41 team.

Niece Motorsports PR

Welcoming a field of 82 entries between A-Class (63) and Restricted (19), the Dirt2Media National Open Wheel 600 Series presented by Hi-Plains Building Division graced the clay of Port City Raceway on Saturday night with Braxton Weger and Shawn Mahaffey collecting Turn Pike Challenge Victories.


Putting an exclamation point on his evening, Tulsa’s Shawn Mahaffey landed his second career NOW600 A-Class victory Saturday night; along with his second win of the night, with a different sanctioning body, and different style of car.


Kicking things off with a late race pass on Kale Drake to win the POWRi Outlaw Non-Wing A-Feature, the No. 11k, left nothing to chance with the wings on.


Taking off from the top of the front row, Mahaffey moved quickly to familiar territory around the hub of the Port City Raceway and did his best to stay there when traffic came into play. Caution with five to go, Mahaffey would have Daison Pursley chasing.


Working anywhere he could find traction, Pursley, who had just topped the POWRi National Midget A-Feature, made his run on the final lap, but would come up shy by 0.265-seconds. J.J. Loss crossed third, followed by Kale Drake, and Matt Carr to complete the top five.


The first time that Braxton Weger has parked in Victory Lane in NOW600 competition, the No. 31bw led the opening two lap before Bradley Cox muscled his way by following a Lap 3 restart. Looking like the race was in hand for the Arizona shoe, one wrong move in traffic on Lap 16 spelled disaster for the No. 45.


Sidelined with steering damage while working traffic, the lead was put back in the hand of Weger. Pursued by Carson Bolden on the restart, the No. B2 made every effort, but could not deny Braxton the win. Both improving by eight positions, Garyn Howard made it to third with Landen Adams in fourth. Making every attempt to hustle the high-side, Stone Smith held on to fifth.


The next outing for the Dirt2Media National Open Wheel 600 Series presented by Hi-Plains Building Division will be at Dallas County Speedway in Urbana, Mo. on Friday, April 14, and Saturday April 15.


Fans not able to attend can see every lap live on and


The 2023 season marks the 11th year of competition for the National Open Wheel 600 Series. Anchored by the Dirt2Media NOW600 National Championship, the NOW600 Series comprises several regional tours and sanctioned racetracks. The NOW600 National Championship features three divisions of 600cc micro sprints at each event: Stock Non-Wing, Winged A-Class, and Restricted 'A' Class.


To keep up on everything happening with the National Open Wheel 600 Series, from the National Tour to Regional and Weekly racing lineups, log onto and make sure to follow the tour on Facebook and Twitter (@NOW600Series).


Race Results:


Dirt2Media NOW600 Series

Port City Raceway (Tulsa, Okla.)

Saturday, March 25, 2023


Winged A-Class


A-Main (25 Laps): 1. 11K-Shawn Mahaffey[2]; 2. 71K-Daison Pursley[4]; 3. 67-JJ Loss[1]; 4. 26K-Kale Drake[3]; 5. 93-Matt Carr[6]; 6. 1H-Connor Lee[7]; 7. 8K-Tyler Kuykendall[8]; 8. 59-Brody Mclaughlin[20]; 9. 12K-Jack Kassik[11]; 10. 28-Chelby Hinton[17]; 11. 20Q-Brecken Reese[16]; 12. 83-Brant Woods[12]; 13. 88M-Max Crabdree[19]; 14. 3T-Trevor McIntire[10]; 15. 13-Elijah Gile[15]; 16. 3-Cole Roberts[13]; 17. 1V-Johnny Boland[5]; 18. 4N-Ryan Winter[9]; 19. 14G-Madelyn Gjerness[18]; 20. 49-Cody Barnes[14]


B-Main 1 (12 Laps): 1. 13-Elijah Gile[1]; 2. 14G-Madelyn Gjerness[5]; 3. 52-Hayden Mabe[7]; 4. 19J-Justin Robison[8]; 5. 15-Brody Brown[16]; 6. 57-Kyle Chady[13]; 7. 11-Laydon Pearson[3]; 8. 34-Colton Robinson[11]; 9. 14F-Bobby Wofford Jr[9]; 10. 5B-Cade Bierman[17]; 11. 45-Bradley Cox[12]; 12. 18G-Leonard Scheumack[15]; 13. 27-Ethan Wicker[6]; 14. 9K-Kieran Casillas[10]; 15. 22RL-Gage Laney[2]; 16. 82S-Austin Saunders[4]; 17. 94L-Jordan Herrman[14]


B-Main 2 (12 Laps): 1. 20Q-Brecken Reese[1]; 2. 88M-Max Crabdree[2]; 3. 5S-Stone Smith[4]; 4. 27KW-Kaden Weger[5]; 5. 21G-Garth Kasiner[10]; 6. 24C-Cale Lagroon[3]; 7. 5X-Reed Whitney[11]; 8. 23L-Tyler LaPointe[9]; 9. 212-Daniel Williams[7]; 10. 38-Levi Henderson[12]; 11. 5G-Landon Graham[8]; 12. 13T-Caiden Mitchell[13]; 13. 10R-Ray Brewer[6]; 14. 22-Jesse Pate[14]; 15. 9D-Degan Lelsz[15]; 16. 5C-Casey Bierman[16]


B-Main 3 (12 Laps): 1. 28-Chelby Hinton[2]; 2. 59-Brody Mclaughlin[4]; 3. 92-Jake Rosario[3]; 4. 52JR-Conner Long[5]; 5. 66-Jayden Clay[8]; 6. 5-Ryder McCutcheon[7]; 7. 78C-Chance Cody[6]; 8. 67JR-Waylon Phillips[10]; 9. 53J-Rob Johnson[11]; 10. 24U-Tristan Ullstrom[9]; 11. 36-Kris Carroll[1]; 12. 21W-Will Perdue[12]; 13. 23-Journey Hunt[13]; 14. 22T-Thomas Byford[14]; 15. B2-Carson Bolden[15]; 16. 08-Jace McIntosh[16]


Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 1V-Johnny Boland[3]; 2. 3-Cole Roberts[2]; 3. 8K-Tyler Kuykendall[4]; 4. 78C-Chance Cody[1]; 5. 52-Hayden Mabe[5]; 6. 14F-Bobby Wofford Jr[6]; 7. 53J-Rob Johnson[7]; 8. 94L-Jordan Herrman[8]; 9. (DNS) 5C-Casey Bierman


Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 12K-Jack Kassik[1]; 2. 71K-Daison Pursley[4]; 3. 11-Laydon Pearson[2]; 4. 24C-Cale Lagroon[6]; 5. 27KW-Kaden Weger[7]; 6. 5G-Landon Graham[3]; 7. 45-Bradley Cox[5]; 8. 21W-Will Perdue[8]; 9. (DNS) 5B-Cade Bierman


Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 67-JJ Loss[2]; 2. 22RL-Gage Laney[1]; 3. 20Q-Brecken Reese[3]; 4. 28-Chelby Hinton[4]; 5. 14G-Madelyn Gjerness[7]; 6. 10R-Ray Brewer[9]; 7. 67JR-Waylon Phillips[8]; 8. 22-Jesse Pate[5]; 9. 9D-Degan Lelsz[6]


Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 1H-Connor Lee[2]; 2. 88M-Max Crabdree[1]; 3. 4N-Ryan Winter[4]; 4. 82S-Austin Saunders[3]; 5. 212-Daniel Williams[5]; 6. 23L-Tyler LaPointe[6]; 7. 24U-Tristan Ullstrom[9]; 8. 57-Kyle Chady[8]; 9. 18G-Leonard Scheumack[7]


Heat 5 (8 Laps): 1. 11K-Shawn Mahaffey[2]; 2. 26K-Kale Drake[3]; 3. 59-Brody Mclaughlin[1]; 4. 52JR-Conner Long[4]; 5. 19J-Justin Robison[5]; 6. 21G-Garth Kasiner[6]; 7. 38-Levi Henderson[7]; 8. (DNS) 15-Brody Brown; 9. (DNS) 08-Jace McIntosh


Heat 6 (8 Laps): 1. 93-Matt Carr[4]; 2. 49-Cody Barnes[2]; 3. 36-Kris Carroll[3]; 4. 92-Jake Rosario[6]; 5. 66-Jayden Clay[1]; 6. 9K-Kieran Casillas[5]; 7. 5X-Reed Whitney[8]; 8. 23-Journey Hunt[7]; 9. 22T-Thomas Byford[9]


Heat 7 (8 Laps): 1. 83-Brant Woods[1]; 2. 13-Elijah Gile[2]; 3. 3T-Trevor McIntire[4]; 4. 5S-Stone Smith[3]; 5. 5-Ryder McCutcheon[5]; 6. 27-Ethan Wicker[9]; 7. 34-Colton Robinson[8]; 8. 13T-Caiden Mitchell[7]; 9. B2-Carson Bolden[6]


Performance Electronics Qualifying 1 (3 Laps): 1. 8K-Tyler Kuykendall, 09.791[6]; 2. 1V-Johnny Boland, 09.799[3]; 3. 3-Cole Roberts, 09.852[2]; 4. 78C-Chance Cody, 10.159[7]; 5. 52-Hayden Mabe, 10.195[5]; 6. 14F-Bobby Wofford Jr, 10.320[4]; 7. 53J-Rob Johnson, 10.528[9]; 8. 5C-Casey Bierman, 10.528[1]; 9. 94L-Jordan Herrman, 10.528[8]


Performance Electronics Qualifying 2 (3 Laps): 1. 71K-Daison Pursley, 10.126[3]; 2. 5G-Landon Graham, 10.148[8]; 3. 11-Laydon Pearson, 10.158[2]; 4. 12K-Jack Kassik, 10.186[9]; 5. 45-Bradley Cox, 10.196[7]; 6. 24C-Cale Lagroon, 10.292[6]; 7. 27KW-Kaden Weger, 10.345[4]; 8. 21W-Will Perdue, 10.448[5]; 9. 5B-Cade Bierman, 10.793[1]


Performance Electronics Qualifying 3 (3 Laps): 1. 28-Chelby Hinton, 09.984[4]; 2. 20Q-Brecken Reese, 09.985[5]; 3. 67-JJ Loss, 10.035[1]; 4. 22RL-Gage Laney, 10.124[2]; 5. 22-Jesse Pate, 10.145[7]; 6. 9D-Degan Lelsz, 10.146[6]; 7. 14G-Madelyn Gjerness, 10.192[9]; 8. 67JR-Waylon Phillips, 10.511[8]; 9. 10R-Ray Brewer, 11.037[3]


Performance Electronics Qualifying 4 (3 Laps): 1. 4N-Ryan Winter, 09.959[4]; 2. 82S-Austin Saunders, 10.016[9]; 3. 1H-Connor Lee, 10.213[3]; 4. 88M-Max Crabdree, 10.219[7]; 5. 212-Daniel Williams, 10.363[6]; 6. 23L-Tyler LaPointe, 10.392[8]; 7. 18G-Leonard Scheumack, 10.494[5]; 8. 57-Kyle Chady, 10.497[2]; 9. 24U-Tristan Ullstrom, 10.603[1]


Performance Electronics Qualifying 5 (3 Laps): 1. 26K-Kale Drake, 09.967[2]; 2. 15-Brody Brown, 09.979[9]; 3. 11K-Shawn Mahaffey, 09.985[5]; 4. 59-Brody Mclaughlin, 10.102[3]; 5. 52JR-Conner Long, 10.102[7]; 6. 19J-Justin Robison, 10.196[4]; 7. 21G-Garth Kasiner, 10.238[6]; 8. 38-Levi Henderson, 10.315[1]; 9. 08-Jace McIntosh, 10.517[8]


Performance Electronics Qualifying 6 (3 Laps): 1. 93-Matt Carr, 09.877[8]; 2. 36-Kris Carroll, 10.015[9]; 3. 49-Cody Barnes, 10.082[5]; 4. 66-Jayden Clay, 10.454[6]; 5. 9K-Kieran Casillas, 10.528[2]; 6. 92-Jake Rosario, 10.573[3]; 7. 23-Journey Hunt, 10.583[4]; 8. 5X-Reed Whitney, 10.627[1]; 9. 22T-Thomas Byford, 11.196[7]


Performance Electronics Qualifying 7 (3 Laps): 1. 3T-Trevor McIntire, 10.160[1]; 2. 5S-Stone Smith, 10.208[3]; 3. 13-Elijah Gile, 10.239[8]; 4. 83-Brant Woods, 10.349[4]; 5. 5-Ryder McCutcheon, 10.387[7]; 6. B2-Carson Bolden, 10.445[5]; 7. 13T-Caiden Mitchell, 10.551[9]; 8. 34-Colton Robinson, 10.588[2]; 9. 27-Ethan Wicker, 10.793[6]


Restricted 'A' Class


A-Main (25 Laps): 1. 31BW-Braxton Weger[1]; 2. B2-Carson Bolden[6]; 3. GH7-Garyn Howard[11]; 4. 88L-Landen Adams[12]; 5. 5S-Stone Smith[4]; 6. 24C-Cale Lagroon[5]; 7. 4-Jude Allgayer[9]; 8. 1P-Mekentzi Potter[16]; 9. 11-Kyle Hooper[18]; 10. 83-Dawson Woods[3]; 11. 6-Brylee Kilmer[15]; 12. 12-Tori Tyer[13]; 13. 14R-Jaxon Nail[17]; 14. 9-Sami Porter[19]; 15. 3-Lathe Griggs[7]; 16. 45-Bradley Cox[2]; 17. 2T-Tyler Crow[8]; 18. 73-Chase McDougal[14]; 19. 97-Cash Lacombe[10]


Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. B2-Carson Bolden[3]; 2. 31BW-Braxton Weger[2]; 3. 45-Bradley Cox[4]; 4. 12-Tori Tyer[1]; 5. 73-Chase McDougal[5]; 6. 14R-Jaxon Nail[6]; 7. 9-Sami Porter[7]


Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 5S-Stone Smith[2]; 2. 24C-Cale Lagroon[4]; 3. 2T-Tyler Crow[3]; 4. GH7-Garyn Howard[5]; 5. 6-Brylee Kilmer[1]; 6. 1P-Mekentzi Potter[6]


Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 83-Dawson Woods[2]; 2. 4-Jude Allgayer[1]; 3. 3-Lathe Griggs[3]; 4. 97-Cash Lacombe[4]; 5. 88L-Landen Adams[6]; 6. 11-Kyle Hooper[5]


Performance Electronics Qualifying 1 (3 Laps): 1. 45-Bradley Cox, 10.154[5]; 2. B2-Carson Bolden, 10.190[6]; 3. 31BW-Braxton Weger, 10.289[7]; 4. 73-Chase McDougal, 10.302[4]; 5. 12-Tori Tyer, 10.367[1]; 6. 14R-Jaxon Nail, 10.654[3]; 7. 9-Sami Porter, 10.711[2]


Performance Electronics Qualifying 2 (3 Laps): 1. 24C-Cale Lagroon, 10.158[6]; 2. 2T-Tyler Crow, 10.315[3]; 3. 5S-Stone Smith, 10.323[2]; 4. 6-Brylee Kilmer, 10.397[1]; 5. GH7-Garyn Howard, 10.403[4]; 6. 1P-Mekentzi Potter, 10.512[5]


Performance Electronics Qualifying 3 (3 Laps): 1. 97-Cash Lacombe, 10.213[3]; 2. 3-Lathe Griggs, 10.262[4]; 3. 83-Dawson Woods, 10.445[1]; 4. 4-Jude Allgayer, 10.828[6]; 5. 11-Kyle Hooper, 10.834[5]; 6. 88L-Landen Adams, 10.834[2]


NOW 600 PR

The Flowdynamics Racing duo of Matt McCarthy and Logan Williams made its 2023 debut when Perris Auto Speedway hosted the 20th Annual “Sokola Shootout” last Saturday night.  The race was round #3 of the USAC/CRA Series campaign and it was the first of the year at the track located closest to the  Flowdynamics Ontario, California headquarters.

The last time McCarthy, who was the 2017 USAC/CRA “Rookie of the Year,” and 2014 “Rookie of the Year” and 2013 PAS Young guns Sprint Car champion Williams, competed on the track was four and a half months ago at the prestigious Oval Nationals.  While the team had not been on the track since then, it was not resting on its laurels.  Over the winter the crew stripped down the cars and went over them with a fine toothcomb in preparation for 2023.  In addition, new parts and supplies were ordered to make sure there were adequate backups heading into the new year.

Things started off well enough for the popular drivers in qualifying.  McCarthy, who lives in nearby Riverside, California, got his year started by being the eighth-fastest driver of the 25 on hand with a lap of 16.749.  Yorba Linda, California’s Williams was just a tick slower at 16.812.  That was the tenth-quickest time.

The Flowdynamics duo was matched up against seven other drivers in the first 10-lap heat race on the famous Riverside County half-mile oval.  McCarthy ended up with a fifth-place finish after pressuring the fourth-place driver the entire distance.  Williams was not far behind his teammate and finished in seventh.

Hopes were high for the team going into the main.  McCarthy was coming from the 10th spot and Williams started 13th.  Unfortunately, issues knocked Williams out of the race after just 16 laps.  That resulted in a 22nd-place finish.  McCarthy had to restart at the back after a tangle with another car and ended up 15th.  

After one outing on the year, McCarthy is 21st in the championship standings and Williams is 25th.  Last year they both placed in the top 10.  They will be attempting to climb higher in the series standings starting next week at the Mohave Valley Raceway in Arizona.

This week the Flowdynamics drivers were scheduled to compete in Central California on Friday and Saturday.  Friday was slated to be at the Kings Speedway in Hanford.  Saturday’s scheduled date began at the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare.  However, persistent, heavy rains forced the Tulare race to be canceled last week. When that race was lost, Kings Speedway moved its show from Friday to Saturday.  The hopes were that moving the race one day would give the track more time to dry out.  Sadly, Mother Nature threw a whammy at the track with heavy midweek rain forcing the cancellation of that show as well.

McCarthy and Williams will now return to action on April 1st at Arizona’s Mohave Valley Raceway.  That event will be followed by races on April 15th at Perris, April 22nd at Tulare, and April 29th at The Dirt Track at the Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield.

Whenever you get the chance to meet the Flowdynamics drivers in person, be sure to visit them in the pits.  They will be glad to sign autographs for you and each will have their fine-looking team shirts available.

If you or your company would like to be a part of one of the West Coast’s most prominent sprint car teams for the upcoming season, please contact John McCarthy at 909 930-5522 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

McCarthy and Williams would like to thank the following sponsors for making the 2023 season possible. Flowdynamics Inc.,, , Cal Therm Mechanical Insulators, JFK Design Build, So Cal Racing Fuel, and Full Throttle Lift.

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Garnering his 17th career victory with the ASCS Arizona Non-Wing Sprints, R.J. Johnson returned to Victory Lane Saturday night at Central Arizona Raceway.


Taking off from the right of the front row, the win is R.J.'s first of the season with the wingless series.


Leading from start to finish, the advantage at the finish was 2.399-seconds over Logan Calderwood, who picked up five spots for second. Cameron La Rose third was followed by Pete Yerkovich. The top five rounded out with Daylin Perreira from 12th.


Charles Davis, Jr., Eugene Thomas, Tuesday Calderwood, Troy DeGaton, and Justin Kierce made up the top ten.


The ASCS Arizona Non-Wing Sprints return to Central Arizona Raceway on Saturday, May 6. For information on the track and coming events, log onto or call (602) 292-7607.


The 2023 season will mark the 32nd year of competition for the American Sprint Car Series. Spearheaded by the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network, the ASCS Nation includes Regional Tours that encompass both wing and non-wing competition.


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Race Results:


ASCS Arizona Non-Wing

Central Arizona Raceway (Casa Grande, Ariz.)

Saturday, March 25, 2023


Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 51-RJ Johnson[1]; 2. 3-Pete Yerkovich[2]; 3. 17-Ricky Lewis[6]; 4. 0-Jonas Reynolds[3]; 5. 43-Justin Kierce[4]; 6. 3V-Jim Vanzant[5]; 7. (DNS) 10-George Zills


Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 11C-Charles Davis Jr[4]; 2. 6-Logan Calderwood[1]; 3. 39T-Troy DeGaton[3]; 4. 21-Austin Ervine[6]; 5. 4-Tuesday Calderwood[5]; 6. 49Z-Karl Ackley[7]; 7. 72-AJ Hernandez[2]


Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 5-Cameron La Rose[4]; 2. 51W-Ronald Webster[5]; 3. 10T-Eugene Thomas[1]; 4. 007-Wayne Siddle[2]; 5. 21P-Daylin Perreira[6]; 6. 3K-Patrick Krob[3]; 7. 13-Alex Wood[7]


A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 51-RJ Johnson[2]; 2. 6-Logan Calderwood[7]; 3. 5-Cameron La Rose[5]; 4. 3-Pete Yerkovich[1]; 5. 21P-Daylin Perreira[12]; 6. 11C-Charles Davis Jr[6]; 7. 10T-Eugene Thomas[10]; 8. 4-Tuesday Calderwood[14]; 9. 39T-Troy DeGaton[9]; 10. 43-Justin Kierce[15]; 11. 007-Wayne Siddle[13]; 12. 49Z-Karl Ackley[16]; 13. 21-Austin Ervine[8]; 14. 51W-Ronald Webster[4]; 15. 0-Jonas Reynolds[11]; 16. 3K-Patrick Krob[18]; 17. 72-AJ Hernandez[20]; 18. 3V-Jim Vanzant[17]; 19. 13-Alex Wood[19]; 20. (DNS) 17-Ricky Lewis; 21. (DNS) 10-George Zills




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