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Mahoning Valley Speedway presented another installment in the popular Mahoning Valley Speedway Hall of Fame Series (MVSHoFS) with the Del Hahn Tribute, which honored the two-time champion from the speedway’s dirt days and as well as his accomplishments on the pavement.

With Hahn’s signature 7over7 number as his trademark, the Modifieds raced in a 77-lap feature and picking up a surprise win was Kunkletown’s Jaden Brown who wheeled his Sportsman Modified, doing so with a magnificent flag-to-flag run from the lead position and beating Kyle Strohl to the checkers.

“Wow we just did this with a 602 Crate (engine) and I’m speechless,” said Brown, who has three Sportsman wins this season.

“I did my best to save my tires and stayed focused on hitting my marks and making sure that if anyone was behind me that I can hear them and not give up the bottom.”

By random draw Brown drew the outside pole and lined up alongside his stepbrother, Brody George, marking the first time two brothers started on the front row for a Modified feature. Once the race got underway Brown blasted to the opening lap lead while third starting Strohl moved to second.

It soon became a rapid paced affair as Brown was smoothly pulling away from Strohl and the pack while the laps clicked off caution free over the first 47 tours. A spinning Gene Bowers then brought out the caution at that juncture.

Just prior to what would be the only slowdown of the race, Strohl was beginning to reel in Brown and for the two abreast restart it was suspected that his full Modified would have the power to overtake the lesser of Brown’s. However, Brown was on his game and able to get the jump.  

“On that restart I didn’t know who it was going to be alongside me and then when I saw it was Kyle (Strohl) and I just did the best I could from then,” reflected Brown.

From there on it was close quarter action for the lead as Strohl tried tirelessly to unseat the leader. And with just a handful of laps to go it appeared that his efforts would pay off. In the closing laps Brown slightly opened up the low lane and Strohl was quick to move in. As they raced into Turns 3 and 4 Strohl aimed to make a pass but got slightly off balance and almost spun.

He managed to make a great recovery but by then Brown pulled ahead enough to secure the verdict and his first Modified class win.

“I saw him (Strohl) stick his nose in there and at that point I was just trying to hold on because I didn’t know how much we had to go,” conveyed Brown.

“We bumped a little bit and I was coming back down to get into the turn and you do what you have to do. I would have done the same thing.”

For Strohl, who leads the points in both the regular standings and MVSHoFS, it was his fifth runner-up this season.

“He (Brown) did a really good job and I was just hoping he was running his tires off but that wasn’t the case I just thought I could catch him by surprise but he held his line pretty good and luckily we both where able to drive away from it,” said Strohl of his pass attempt.

“We were loose right from the get-go and I knew it was going to be like that the whole race so I just tried to save it and wait for the opportunity that he gave me on the front straight but I just wasn’t there, wasn’t ready for it,” he continued.

“In this class power isn’t everything and having a little bit less of a motor can actually help you. It’s less wear on the tires and in a long run that’s what’s going to help at the end of the race and park in the Winner’s Circle.”

Third place finisher Austin Kochenash drove a heck of a race, coming from 11th at the outset. With only one caution Kochenash had to rely on his power and driving in garnering the hard fought conclusion. Likewise Lou Strohl did much of the same as he followed Kochenash to a solid fourth while Brian DeFebo rounded out the top five.

            By luck of the draw Josh Mooney of Lehighton started from the pole in the Street Stock feature and made it stick at the top spot for the whole distance in a nonstop affair.

            Mooney stayed glued to the bottom lane and in doing so was able to keep Johnny Bennett at bay who chased him across all 30 laps.

            It was the second Hall of Fame victory for Mooney this year, as he also won during the Dave Schlenker Tribute. His fast paced run was competed in a caution free time of 6:06, which added up to his 11th career win.

            Brandon Christman, Rick Reichenbach and TJ Gursky completed the top five.

            In the Hobby Stocks it was Shayne Geist of Lehighton racing to his second straight and fourth 2022 win.

            Geist started from the pole and despite being able to lead all 25 laps had a constant handful to contend with as Ryan Berger, Corey Edelman and Nick Schaeffer were all closely enshrouded with him.

            Edelman and Berger put on some thrilling side-by-side racing and then with seven laps to go Edelman did the same with the leader. But, for Geist he was not ready to let Edelman take another win and he unwaveringly stood his ground en route to his 14th overall career win.

Lehighton’s Adam Steigerwalt collected his second Futures victory of the season since winning the season opener. He led the early going but was then caught and passed by Maggie Yeakel.

With six laps to go Yeakel, who had begun to pull away, suddenly got loose and almost spun, which allowed Steigerwalt to catch her and race side-by-side in an attempt to regain the lead.

On the back straight of that lap Yeakel again got loose and this time did spinout. Steigerwalt did a heads up job of driving by her and the rest of the way had to fend off Michael Klotz who rode his back bumper to the checkers.

The visiting Micro Stocks joined the card and it was has become all too common for the class Alex Greenzweig of Kunkletown picked up the win.

Greenzweig made some late race maneuvers to grab the lead from Lydia Snyder and then hold off hard charging Anthony Wood.  

Modified feature finish (77 laps): 1. Jaden  Brown, 2. Kyle Strohl, 3. Austin Kochenash, 4. Lou Strohl, 5. Brian DeFebo, 6. Nick Baer, 7. Rod Snyder Jr., 8. Bobby Jones, 9. Gene Bowers, 10. Brody George, 11. Paulie Hartwig III, 12. Troy Bollinger, 13. Paul French Sr.

Street Stock feature finish (30 laps): 1. Josh Mooney, 2. Johnny Bennett, 3. Brandon Christman, 4. Rick Reichenbach, 5. TJ Gursky, 6. Jillian Snyder, 7. Jamie Smith, 8. Matt Schlenker, 9. Tommy Flanagan, 10. Randy Ahner Jr., 11. Mark Deysher, 12. Tucker Muffley, 13. Matt Kocher, 14. Bobby Kibler Jr., 15. Jon Moser, 16. Todd Ahner, 17. Jacob Boehm, 18. Thomas Flanagan, 19. Cody Geist

Hobby Stock feature finish (25 laps): 1. Shayne Geist, 2. Corey Edelman, 3. Ryan Berger, 4. Nick Schaeffer, 5. Travis Solomon, 6. Cody Boehm, 7. Dave Kerr, 8. Lyndsay Buss, 9. Jacob Boehm, 10. James Tout, 11. Trisha Connolly, 12. Ralph Borger, 13. Jared Frye, 14. Don Bauder, 15. Mike Horn, 16. Mallory Kutz, DNS: Nick Kerstette

Futures feature finish (15 laps): 1. Adam Steigerwalt, 2. Michael Klotz, 3. Parker Ahner, 4. Maggie Yeakel, 5. Makayla Kohler, 6. Lexus Kutz, 7. Ryan Petro, 8. Kevin Kresge, 9. Mayson Moyer, 10. Zoe Kuchera DNS: Gabrielle Steigerwalt

Micro Stock feature finish (20 laps): 1. Alex Greenzweig, 2. Anthony Wood, 3. Lydia Snyder, 4. Wayne Krenn, 5. Isiah Flyte, 6. Harry Burd, 7. Roger Snyder, 8. Brian Dacosta, 9. Chad Weaver, 10. DJ Fredricks, 11. Logan Crout, 12. Eddie Geiger Jr., 13. Eric Troutman

 

MVS PR

It was “Do It in the Dirt” Night sponsored by Bob Hilbert Sportswear on Saturday night at Grandview Speedway, and after a night of wild, crazy, exciting and entertaining stock car racing action, Craig Von Dohren of Oley, Pa. secured the lead on a lap 18 restart from Carroll Hine III of Reading, Pa. and raced home to his sixth point race win of the season in the 30-lap T.P. Trailer NASCAR Modified feature.

Decker Swinehart of Fleetwood, Pa. came out on top of a great duel with Steve Young of Collegeville, Pa. to score his second feature win of the season in the 25-lap T.P. Truck Equipment NASCAR Sportsman feature event.

The feature race winners each received bonus money from T.P. Trailers and Truck Equipment, who every week provide both winners (Modified $300, Sportsman $200) with the bonus money, in the race program that was part of the NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Racing Series.

Sponsor Bob Hilbert Sportswear was on hand to celebrate their 50th year of business, with fan giveaways, as well as selling retro t-shirts designed after their original t-shirt “Do It in the Dirt” that got the business started some 50 years ago, with the shirts being sold at retro prices for just $5.00!

The T.P. Trailer Modified feature got off to another fast start, running the first eighteen laps without a caution. Carroll Hine III took off at the drop of Starter Ray Kemp’s green flag and set the early pace, leaving Darin Schuler of Stroudsburg, Pa and Nate Brinker of Macungie, Pa. to battle for second position.

Action was fast and furious throughout the field as everyone was battling for position and Craig Von Dohren began charging through the pack. After starting in 14th position, Von Dohren was up to seventh by lap ten, then moved by Justin Grim of Orefield, Pa. one lap later, John Willman of Birdsboro, Pa. on the next lap, and Kevin Graver Jr. of Lehighton, Pa, by lap fourteen.

At this point Hine III had built up a big lead and was into lapped traffic by lap twelve. Von Dohren caught the Schuler-Brinker battle, and quickly worked by the duo into the second position by lap seventeen, just before the first caution for a slowing Brett Gilmore of Kutztown, Pa. on lap eighteen.

The restart found Von Dohren outrun Hine III and into the lead, while Jeff Strunk of Boyertown, Pa., last week’s winner, continued his charge through the field after starting in 15th, and was now joining the race up front battling with Brinker, Graver and Schuler.

Just behind that great action was another struggle for positions in the top ten going on between Willman, Michael Storms of Mohnton, Pa., Brett Kressley of Orefield, Pa. (22nd starting spot), Doug Manmiller of Shoemakersville, Pa. (18th starting spot), and Jared Umbenhauer of Richland, Pa. (26th starting spot).

Jeff Strunk reached second by lap 21, and the battle was on with Carroll Hine III for the second spot. Strunk put the pressure on Hine III, but could not secure the number two position despite racing side by side for many laps.

The second and final caution waved on lap 27, regrouping the field behind Von Dohren, but he proved too strong on this night and raced home to his sixth point race win of the season, and the 120th win in Saturday night NASCAR Modified competition at Grandview Speedway.

The last restart did shuffle the top spots as Kressley and Storms gained several spots in the last three laps to secure top five finishes.

At the wave of the checkered flag it was Von Dohren in for the win followed by Strunk, Kressley, Hine III with a career best run, Storms with his best finish since joining the weekly ranks in the Norm Hansell 357, Brinker, Graver Jr. with their best outings of the season, Willman, Manmiller and Duane Howard of Oley, Pa. with a late rally for tenth.

Qualifying heat race winners for the 34 cars on hand were Schuler, Brinker and Ryan Beltz of Barto, Pa., while the consolation was captured by Kressley.

The T.P. Truck Equipment Sportsman main event saw pole starter Steve Young grab the early lead with Nate Horn of Slatedale, Pa, and Joey Vaccaro of Reading, Pa. close behind. Decker Swinehart used a lap three restart to sweep around the outside of the other drivers into second spot and begin a great duel with Young for the top spot.

The two battled from lap four through lap thirteen, with Swinehart challenging on top, until Young changed lanes to prevent the pass, then Swinehart went to the bottom, with Young on the top, racing side by side in an entertaining duel until a caution slowed the action.

While the top two were racing each other for the lead, Vaccaro and Horn were tied up in a struggle for third followed by a fast approaching Adrianna Delliponte, who had advanced from tenth starting spot.

Swinehart was able to use the outside lane on the lap thirteen restart to take the lead away from Young, with Horn and Delliponti advancing to second and third.

With the remainder of the feature running caution free, the battle for the top ten positions was hot and heavy. At this time point leader Brian Hirthler of Green Lane, Pa., who started 14th, was on the move and had advanced to seventh by lap fifteen, fifth on lap sixteen, fourth on lap eighteen, third by lap 20, and into second on lap 22.

Swinehart proved too strong at the end, and raced home to his second win of the season and third career win followed by the late charging Hirthler, Horn with his best career finish, Delliponti with her best outing of the season, Young, Cody Manmiller of Philadelphia, Pa., Vaccaro, Dylan Hoch of Mertztown, Pa., Lex Shive of Pennsburg, Pa. and Jimmy Leiby of West Milford, NJ.

Qualifying heat race winners for the 28 cars on hand were Horn, Young and Swinehart, with Shive winning the consolation.

The next event on the Grandview Speedway schedule is next Saturday, August 13, featuring the much anticipated 52nd annual Forrest Rogers Memorial for the T.P. Trailer Modifieds who will be racing for 50-laps and $10,000 to win the race in honor of the man who created and built Grandview Speedway.

This race program will also include the T.P. Truck Equipment Sportsman in another NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Racing Series double-header starting at 7:30 pm.

Representatives from Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom will be on hand to promote hiring opportunities for their special event, HAUNT, to be held in the fall at the park. Modified qualifying heat races will be sponsored by Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom for this special night of racing, the Forrest Rogers Memorial.

Pit gates will open at 4 pm. with grandstand gates opening at 5:30 pm. warm-ups will be starting at 6:30 pm. Adult grandstand admission is $30, while children ages 6-11 are $10, and children ages 5 and under are admitted free of charge.

Since the 1960’s, Grandview Speedway has been presenting exciting wheel to wheel NASCAR stock car racing every Saturday Night starting in April and running through September, plus special events. Grandview Speedway is located at 43 Passmore Road, Bechtelsville, Pa. 19505, just off Route 100, ten miles north of Pottstown, Pa.

Information is always available at www.grandviewspeedway.com or on Facebook, or by telephone at 610.754.7688.

BOB HILBERT SPORTSWEAR NIGHT SUMMARY – AUGUST 6, 2022

T.P. TRAILER NASCAR MODIFIED FEATURE FINISH (30 laps): CRAIG VON DOHREN, Jeff Strunk, Brett Kressley, Carroll Hine III, Michael Storms, Nate Brinker, Kevin Graver Jr., John Willman, Doug Manmiller, Duane Howard, Jared Umbenhauer, Ryan Grim, Brad Arnold, Ron Kline, Justin Grim, Tim Buckwalter, Bobby Gunther-Walsh, Cory Merkel, Darrin Schuler, Kevin Hirthler, Mark Kratz, Brett Gilmore, Dylan Swinehart, Ryan Beltz, Ryan Lilick, Craig Whitmoyer, Ron Haring Jr., Ray Swinehart

DID NOT QUALIFY: Brad Grim, Steve Swinehart, Bobby Trapper Jr., Brad Brightbill, Mike Lisowski, Kyle Lilick

T.P. TRUCK EQUIPMENT NASCAR SPORTSMAN FEATURE FINISH (25 laps): DECKER SWINEHART, Brian Hirthler, Nathan Horn, Adrianna Delliponte, Steve Young, Cody Manmiller, Joey Vaccaro, Dylan Hoch, Lex Shive, Jimmy Leiby, Jesse Hirthler, Nathan Mohr, Mike Schneck Jr., Ryan Graver, Parker Guldin, Hunter Iatalese, Dakota Kohler, Mark Gaugler, Kenny Bock, BJ Joly, Bryan Rhoads, Zach Steffy, Kyle Hartzell, Kyle Smith

DID NOT QUALIFY: Wayne Rotenberger, Zane Roth, Mike Stofflet, Keith Haring

 

UPCOMING EVENTS –

Saturday, August 13 – 52nd annual FORREST ROGERS MEMORIAL for T.P. Trailer NASCAR Modifieds 50-Laps $10,000 to win, T.P. Truck Equipment NASCAR Sportsman – 7:30 pm.

Saturday, August 20 – T.P. Trailer NASCAR Modifieds, T.P. Truck Equipment NASCAR Sportsman – 7:30 pm.

Saturday, August 27 – T.P. Trailer NASCAR Modifieds, T.P. Truck Equipment NASCAR Sportsman, Outlaw Racing Series Vintage – 7:30 pm.

Friday, September 2 – Outlaw Racing Series Enduro and Outlaw Racing Series Vintage – 7 pm.

Saturday, September 3 – T.P. Trailer NASCAR Modifieds, T.P. Truck Equipment NASCAR Sportsman, Wingless Super Sportsman – 7:30 pm.

Grandview Speedway PR

Guy Taylor is at it again and again. Sounds like a broken record. But its true. Taylor took the checkered flag in two of the six features ran during the special 4th Annual Diane Bennett Memorial--a night dedicated to all drivers racing in the features with bonus money handed out to all racers--some $12,000 in cash and prizes.

 

Taylor won his fifth-straight and ninth Pro Modified feature to begin the night. The race was won from the pole position after he also took the checkered flag in the heat race. Taylor led all 15 laps. During the BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds, Taylor was faced with a more challenging scenario as Highland's Mike Harrison was at Macon to race and was flying around the high banks with no troubles at all. Taylor entered the evening tied for first place in the point standings with Rodney Standerfer. Midway through the race, Standerfer was running second & third behind and in front of David Shain, with Taylor right behind running a top five place. He was bumped and nudged by Alan Crowder which led to a stop at the bottom of the fourth turn. Usually those bumps don't cause much problems. This wasn't one of those times. Taylor's 4T ended up with a flat left rear tire and was sent to the infield. Standerfer would continue on and claim the point standings lead by the race's finish.

 

Harrison took all 20 laps and netted the special $1,000 first place check. Taylor's next success would come in the Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Model race while racing in the 10CE car, a racecar normally driven by Curtis Eller. Early success led to his front row starting spot along with Braden Johnson--who has won the last two feature races and three of the last four main events. Taylor's success was on the top where he moved past Timmy Dick for the lead on lap 18 and then held on the next 22 laps of the special 40-lap feature which was for $2,050-to-win.

 

This would make the second time that Guy Taylor has won two features on the same night in different divisions: July 9th in the BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds and the Pro Modifieds.

 

Luckily, Bobby Beiler didn't have to contend with Guy Taylor in the 51 Bistro Street Stocks class. Beiler had enough on his plate with Dave Crawley, Jr., Terry Reed and Jeremy Nichols racing for the special $675-to-win main event. Nichols looked unbeatable but as the laps were adding up, Beiler closed the gap and then lapped traffic came into play. Coming out of the second turn on the white flag lap, Nichols, Beiler and the lapped car all got tangled and then mangled. With Nichols in the middle of the beating, his car wouldn't be able to continue and Beiler would assume the lead for the final lap and the checkered flag. Beiler and Nichols are the only winners in the Street Stock class on the Diane Bennett Memorial night with Nichols taking the wins in 2019 & 2021 while Beiler has won in 2020 & 2022.

 

An added bonus to the auto racing was the PureMax HART Micro Sprint Series Presented by EMi. 24 non-winged Micro Sprints took to the 1/5th mile track for a 20-lap battle. As Hayden Harvey and Kyle Barker were back and forth for the lead with both high and low grooves being run cleanly, a Micro flipped and landed on Harvey's car which knocked him out of the feature. Barker was positioned as the leader and on the restart with Daryn Stark, Barker lost the lead to Stark and took off for the final six laps. Stark won for the second straight week after winning in the POWRi Micro Sprint Series at Macon Speedway a week ago.

 

The finale of the evening was the $695 Hornet feature race that was a tribute to long-time supporter of the Diane Bennett Memorial and fallen racer Joe Reed. The race was started and ended abruptly by Billy Mason, who was racing in Joe Reed's car. A broken rod led to Mason rolling it in the third turn on the opening lap. As he was brought into the infield and the race restarted, Allan Harris and Brady Reed took off. Reed was back for the first time since the birth of his son and used the high side of the track to pass and go for the win. While Brady Reed was enjoying the bonus payday, last place finishing racer Bridget Fulton took home $250 extra money--$200 from Rich, Terry & Scott Webb--son, daughter-in-law and grandson of Macon Speedway pioneer Wayne Webb, and also $50 from Ryan Murray, a long time Macon Speedway track official.

 

The night was full of smiles and happiness in honor of Diane Bennett, the long time hand scorer of Macon Speedway for nearly 40 years. The Bennett family once again went above and beyond to provide for racecar drivers and teams through the donations. Many events get built on winning and finishing first but this event gets put together on bonus money for all who race and finish.

 

Next week, Macon Speedway brings the return of the CEFCU Kids Club and the Spectator Drags along with a full program of stock car racing with the Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models, BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds, 51 Bistro Street Stocks, Pro Modifieds, Micro Sprints Presented by Bailey Chassis and the Hornets.

 

Feature Rundowns (Top 10’s)

 

Decatur Building Trades Big 10 Pro Late Models

 

  1. 10CE-Guy Taylor[Springfield, IL]; 2. 22-Chris Dick[Deland, IL]; 3. 14J-Braden Johnson[Taylorville, IL]; 4. 122-Timmy Dick[Monticello, IL]; 5. 34-Tommy Sheppard Jr[New Berlin, IL]; 6. 11-Ryan Miller[Lincoln, IL]; 7. 77-Blaise Baker[Clinton, IL]; 8. 10-Blake Damery[Macon, IL]; 9. 5B-Brandon Sweitzer[Lincoln, IL]; 10. T22-Curtis Eller[Taylorville, IL]

 

BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds

 

  1. 24H-Mike Harrison[Highland, IL]; 2. 87D-David Shain[Humboldt, IL]; 3. 28-Rodney Standerfer[Summerfield, IL]; 4. 5S-Owen Steinkoenig[Highland, IL]; 5. 52-Billy Knebel[Pocahontas, IL]; 6. 10-Zach Rhodes[Taylorville, IL]; 7. 72W-Kaleb Wood[Sullivan, IL]; 8. 99-Tim Luttrell[Riverton, IL]; 9. 13-Jason Scrimpsher[Decatur, IL]; 10. 78-Maxx Emerson[Taylorville, IL]

 

DIRTcar Pro Mods

 

  1. 4T-Guy Taylor[Springfield, IL]; 2. 24Z-Zach Taylor[Springfield, IL]; 3. 78-Maxx Emerson[Taylorville, IL]; 4. 27X-Bobby Beiler[Blue Mound, IL]; 5. 52X-Kyle Helmick[Smithton, IL]; 6. 10-Adam Rhoades[Clinton, IL]; 7. 7B-Brian Burns[Bethany, IL]; 8. 24M-Matt Milner[Chatham, IL]; 9. 59-JD Evans Carter[Mattoon, IL]; 10. 12-Dean Holt[Decatur, IL]

 

51 Bistro Big 10 Street Stocks

 

  1. 17-Bobby Beiler[Blue Mound, IL]; 2. 11-Terry Reed[Cerro Gordo, IL]; 3. 16-Nick Macklin[Argenta, IL]; 4. 38-Dave Crawley Jr[Decatur, IL]; 5. R1-Jim Ransom[Williamsport, IN]; 6. 2Z-Andy Zahnd[White Heath, IL]; 7. 21-Jaret Duff[Maroa, IL]; 8. 4-Zach Clark[Illiopolis, IL]; 9. J98-Jordan Smith[Argenta, IL]; 10. 80-Brian J Dasenbrock[Decatur, IL]

 

DIRTcar Hornets

 

  1. 324-Brady Reed[Decatur, IL]; 2. 3H-Allan Harris[Chatham, IL]; 3. E77-Erik Vanapeldoorn[Clinton, IL]; 4. 74-Joe Laws[Hillsboro, IL]; 5. DA28-Jimmy Dutlinger[Peoria, IL]; 6. 95Q-Tristin Quinlan[Decatur, IL]; 7. 37-Lukas Robison[Sullivan, IL]; 8. 39M-Marty Sullivan[Decatur, IL]; 9. 20-Casey Eskew[Springfield, IL]; 10. 20B-Bridget Fulton[Marissa, IL]

 

HART Non-Wing Micros

 

1. 55S-Daryn Stark[Springfield, IL]; 2. 27-Kyle Barker[Cooksville, IL]; 3. 92-John Plotner[Decatur, IL]; 4. 57V-Matt Veatch[Macedonia, IL]; 5. 1E-Eric Braundmeier[Godfrey, IL]; 6. 72-Hunter Pruitt[Washington, MO]; 7. 18X-Michael Brummitt[Mount Zion, IL]; 8. 18-Aidan Leingang[Coal Valley, IL]; 9. 00-Joe Taft[Dawson, IL]; 10. 11-Alex Midkiff[Belleville, IL]

Macon Speedway PR

With a rough start to his season, many people questioned why 10-time champ Burt Myers wasn’t performing well in 2022.

Those questions have quickly gone away.

Since June 25, Myers turned on the heat – and he picked up his third win of the season on Saturday night in the Great Clips 100. In doing so, he defeated Tim Brown, who was runner-up. And Myers did it by passing Brown with 18 laps left and held on the last 18 laps.

"We've got a secret mission this year for this team. So far, we've accomplished what we've wanted to accomplish," Myers said. "I knew that it was going to be tough with 22 (Jonathan Brown), 65 (Danny Bohn), 83 (Tim Brown), and all those guys up front. I had confidence in my car, my team, and my God-given talent to try to do the best we could do. And here we are. I can't believe it."

Tim Brown had the fastest qualifying lap and then drew the pole after the full-field redraw. Brown held on for the first 81 laps, surely hoping to claim his first win of 2022. But Myers slipped by and stole the lead.

"I knew how hungry Tim was," Burt Myers said. "But in the situation that unfortunately we've put ourselves in by not being a contender for the championship right now, it's just taking all the stress away."

Tim Brown, who was two points ahead of Ward for the top spot in the points chase before the race, leapfrogged Ward and now leads Ward by six points with two weeks left in the season. Chris Fleming is third, 38 points behind Tim Brown, Jonathan Brown is in fourth, 45 points back, and Burt Myers and Jason Myers are tied for fifth, 54 points behind.

"We've had more fun in these last five weeks than I can remember in a long time," Burt Myers said.

There were seven cautions during the 100-lap race and Burt Myers, who qualified second and started fourth after the redraw, took the lead after the sixth of seven cautions on lap 78. Burt Myers bumped and drafted Tim Brown around turn 2 and went to the outside of Brown for the lead.

"You know right away when he's got you by three-quarters of a car, when you come up off the corner your best bet is to get in line,” Burt Myers said. "When we came out of the start-finish line we were door-to-door. I knew that was my shot. And I was able to whip it around there to keep in front of him enough.

"I could tell his car was getting greasy getting in, and he was able to back the corner up, which was making him tight off. So, I knew that was time to make my move."

The only thing that stood in front of Burt Myers and his third win of the season was whether a caution flag would come up in the final portion of the race, Sure enough, a caution flag came out with nine laps remaining. Burt Myers was able to get a good enough of a restart to stay in front Tim Brown.

"It's funny, when I'm running towards the back, we get a caution late," Burt Myers said. "They say it's a Burt Myers caution, for me to get caught up. So, I wonder what they call it whenever I'm leading the race and they throw the caution? I have no idea what they call it. Listen, we don't focus on what anyone else is doing. We focus on what we need to do."

In addition, Burt Myers won the $9,000 Fans' Challenge two weeks ago in the previous 100-lap race. There are twin 50-lap races next week, and the season closes the following week with a 150-lapper.

"My thoughts right now are to come back next week and try to win both 50-lappers," he said. "The 150 is not even in our mind right now. But we're moving forward to next weekend and try to win the two races that are in front of us, and see what the next week gives us."

The final Fans' Challenge of the season was Saturday night, where the top four qualifiers have the option to go to the back of the field. If any or all of those drivers finish in the top four they win all or a portion of the money available that night. Burt Myers won $9,000 two weeks ago, so that meant the prize pool was back down to $3,000.

Tim Brown qualified on the pole, followed by Burt Myers, John Holleman IV, and Lee Jeffreys. Only Holleman and Jeffreys took the Fans' Challenge. And as it turns out, Holleman was the only one of the two to finish in the top four, finishing fourth after starting 25th. Jeffreys finished ninth.

Holleman moved to fourth on lap 51 and remained fourth for the rest of the race.

"I definitely didn't bide my time, honestly," Holleman said. "As soon as the green flag flew, I was on go. I mean we had to be aggressive from what was it -- 24th or 25th? So, we had to be aggressive the whole race. I couldn't really save any tires. We were still one of the best cars there at the end."

Once Holleman moved to fourth, he had to decide whether he wanted to stay in the top four and win the money or go for the win.

"They said over the radio at the beginning of the race, 'I'll let you know when you get to fourth. That's our goal, fourth,'" Holleman said. "I said, 'If y'all (say) fourth I'm cutting my radio off.' Because I didn't come here to finish fourth. I come here to win the race"

As for what Holleman will do with the money, he's going to do what most race drivers do with money.

"Put it back in the car," he said. "I mean, we've had such tough luck this year. We tore a lot of stuff up. We've blown a couple motors. We needed that monetarily, for sure, but like I said, just a confidence-boost for this team to get everybody's heads back up and get everybody's spirits up. And we're back, baby. So, let's get it back for the next few weeks."

In the McDowell Heating and Air Sportsman Series, 14-year-old Riley Neal may be young but he keeps winning races. He won the first 20-lap race on Saturday - his second victory of the season.

Neal previously won on April 30.

Neal was second and railed pole-sitter and leader Wesley Thompson until turn 2 of lap 17. Neal was just behind Thompson around the turn, and Neal nudged Thompson just a bit. Thompson slid to the outside, allowing Neal to take the lead.

Amber Lynn showed back up in Winner’s Circle on Saturday, taking the victory in the second Sportsman race. However, she refused post-race technical inspection and was disqualified as a result.

In the Law Offices of John Barrow Street Stock Series, the race scheduled for 20 laps was cut short after 13 laps because of the 20-minute time limit.

Gerald Robinson sat on the pole and led all 13 laps to win his first race of the season. Billy Gregg finished runner-up, Bryant Robertson was third, and Zack Staley was fourth.

"I was ready for him," Robinson said of Gregg. "I was just lucky he didn't get to my back bumper.”

Chuck Wall picked up the win in the 15-lap Q104.1 Stadium Stock race, defeating runner-up Isaac Harris.

Connor Keaton was third and Brandon Brendle was fourth.

"It was a different one in there tonight. This one's (Keaton) got real good talent. The other one just needs to calm down a little bit," Wall said of Keaton and his brother, Grayson, and a confrontation they had last week. "We straightened everything out.”

It's hard to believe but next Saturday is the penultimate scheduled race date of the season. The night features twin 50-lap races in the Brad's Golf Cars Modified Series There will also be twin 20-lap races in the McDowell Heating & Air Sportsman Series, a 20-lap race in the Law Offices of John Barrow Street Stock Series, and there will be one or two 15-lap races in the Q104.1 Stadium Stock Series. 

BGS PR

he next event on the Grandview Speedway schedule is next Saturday, August 13, featuring the much anticipated Summer Classic, the 52nd annual Forrest Rogers Memorial for the T.P. Trailer Modifieds who will be racing for 50-laps and $10,000 to win the race in honor of the man who created and built Grandview Speedway.

This race program will also include the T.P. Truck Equipment Sportsman in another NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Racing Series double-header starting at 7:30 pm.

Representatives from Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom will be on hand to promote hiring opportunities for their special event, HAUNT, to be held in the fall at the park. Modified qualifying heat races will be sponsored by Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom for this special night of racing, the Forrest Rogers Memorial.

Pit gates will open at 4 pm. with grandstand gates opening at 5:30 pm. warm-ups will be starting at 6:30 pm. Adult grandstand admission is $30, while children ages 6-11 are $10, and children ages 5 and under are admitted free of charge.

Since the 1960’s, Grandview Speedway has been presenting exciting wheel to wheel NASCAR stock car racing every Saturday Night starting in April and running through September, plus special events. Grandview Speedway is located at 43 Passmore Road, Bechtelsville, Pa. 19505, just off Route 100, ten miles north of Pottstown, Pa.

Information is always available at www.grandviewspeedway.com or on Facebook, or by telephone at 610.754.7688.

 

BOB HILBERT SPORTSWEAR NIGHT SUMMARY – AUGUST 6, 2022

 

T.P. TRAILER NASCAR MODIFIED FEATURE FINISH (30 laps): CRAIG VON DOHREN, Jeff Strunk, Brett Kressley, Carroll Hine III, Michael Storms, Nate Brinker, Kevin Graver Jr., John Willman, Doug Manmiller, Duane Howard, Jared Umbenhauer, Ryan Grim, Brad Arnold, Ron Kline, Justin Grim, Tim Buckwalter, Bobby Gunther-Walsh, Cory Merkel, Darrin Schuler, Kevin Hirthler, Mark Kratz, Brett Gilmore, Dylan Swinehart, Ryan Beltz, Ryan Lilick, Craig Whitmoyer, Ron Haring Jr., Ray Swinehart

DID NOT QUALIFY: Brad Grim, Steve Swinehart, Bobby Trapper Jr., Brad Brightbill, Mike Lisowski, Kyle Lilick

 

T.P. TRUCK EQUIPMENT NASCAR SPORTSMAN FEATURE FINISH (25 laps): DECKER SWINEHART, Brian Hirthler, Nathan Horn, Adrianna Delliponte, Steve Young, Cody Manmiller, Joey Vaccaro, Dylan Hoch, Lex Shive, Jimmy Leiby, Jesse Hirthler, Nathan Mohr, Mike Schneck Jr., Ryan Graver, Parker Guldin, Hunter Iatalese, Dakota Kohler, Mark Gaugler, Kenny Bock, BJ Joly, Bryan Rhoads, Zach Steffy, Kyle Hartzell, Kyle Smith

DID NOT QUALIFY: Wayne Rotenberger, Zane Roth, Mike Stofflet, Keith Haring

 

UPCOMING EVENTS –

Saturday, August 13 – 52nd annual FORREST ROGERS MEMORIAL for T.P. Trailer NASCAR Modifieds 50-Laps $10,000 to win, T.P. Truck Equipment NASCAR Sportsman – 7:30 pm.

Saturday, August 20 – T.P. Trailer NASCAR Modifieds, T.P. Truck Equipment NASCAR Sportsman – 7:30 pm.

Saturday, August 27 – T.P. Trailer NASCAR Modifieds, T.P. Truck Equipment NASCAR Sportsman, Outlaw Racing Series Vintage – 7:30 pm.

Friday, September 2 – Outlaw Racing Series Enduro and Outlaw Racing Series Vintage – 7 pm.

Saturday, September 3 – T.P. Trailer NASCAR Modifieds, T.P. Truck Equipment NASCAR Sportsman, Wingless Super Sportsman – 7:30 pm.

Grandview Speedway PR

Chris Ferguson of Mt. Holly, NC, notched his name in the record books for the second time by holding off both Russell Erwin of Beaverdam, VA and Gregg Satterlee of Indiana, PA, over the last five laps of the 46th Annual Ernie Shelton's Virginia Is For Racing Lovers USA 100 presented by Northern Neck Chevrolet. Erwin got by Ferguson on lap 44 as they went three-wide with a lapped car to be scored the leader on lap 45. Ferguson would go back to the outside of Erwin on the next lap out of turn 2 to take back the lead. Once out front Ferguson turned up the heat and scored the $20,000 victory. Ferguson has now won the USA 100 twice, in 2014 and 2022.

"I just wasn't completely comfortable on the tire we ran tonight; I just had to get up on the wheel and work the cushion to get this win," commented Chris Ferguson in Virginia Is For Racing Lover's victory lane.

Rounding out the top five were Russell Erwin, Gregg Satterlee, Zack Mitchell, and Kyle Hardy.

On the drop of the green flag for the USA 100, Zack Mitchell jumped to the lead from his outside row starting position with Chris Ferguson in tow. By lap 11, Mitchell, Ferguson, and Satterlee were battling for the lead in lapped traffic. Ferguson looked inside Mitchell for the lead on the next lap, only to fall back into second. Finally, on lap 22, Ferguson got inside Mitchell coming out of turn 4 to take the lead.

Once out front, Ferguson worked lapped traffic with Satterlee, Erwin, and Mitchell battling for second. On lap 34, Erwin took second from Satterlee at the line. Once in second, Erwin set out to reel in Ferguson for the lead. On lap 42, Ferguson and Erwin almost got into a lapped car coming out of turn 4, with Erwin clipping the lapped car and damaging his spoiler. On lap 44, Ferguson and Erwin went three-wide with a lapped car, with Erwin getting by Ferguson in Turn 1 to lead lap 45. Ferguson would get up on the wheel and go back to the outside of Erwin taking the lead back out of turn 2. Once out front never looked back to go on and score the $20,000 victory.

In the Budweiser Modified 30-lap feature Joey Polevoy of Powhatan, VA, held off current point leader Chase Butler of Mechanicsville, VA, over the final five laps of the thirty-lap feature to score his first win of 2022. Rounding out the top five were Jeff Solinger, Doug Penny, and Brent Bordeaux.

And in the Collision One Limited Stock Car 20-lap feature, Raymond Harper of Gloucester, VA, held off point leader Brian Maxey of King George, VA, over the final five laps to score his first victory of 2022. Rounding out the top five were Trent Clemans, Johnny Brooks, and Ryan Hutchens.

The speedway will return to racing on Saturday, August 20, and host the $3,000 to win, Prelude to the World Championship featuring the FASTRAK Pro Late Models. Also, see the track's Budweiser Modified, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions in action.

Spectator gates for Saturday, August 20, will open at 5 PM with on-track action starting at 5:45 PM with hot laps.

Bill Sawyer's Virginia Motor Speedway is a ½-mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA, and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland, and the Hampton Roads area.

Race fans can go to www.vamotorspeedway.com to view the complete schedule Virginia Motor Speedway's 2022 season, find detailed event information, get the latest news, and get complete ticket and camping information. In addition, fans can get social with Virginia Motor Speedway by following @vamotorspeedway on Twitter, clicking "Like" at www.facebook.com/VaMotorSpeedway , and on www.youtube.com/VaMotorSpeedway.

 

46TH ANNUAL ERNIE SHELTON'S VIRGINIA IS FOR RACING LOVERS USA 100RACE RESULTS FOR SATURDAY, JUNE 25, 2022:

Ultimate Super Late Models (50 Laps): 1. 22-Chris Ferguson[1]; 2. 22E-Russell Erwin[3]; 3. 22G-Gregg Satterlee[4]; 4. 57-Zack Mitchell[2]; 5. 45-Kyle Hardy[5]; 6. 6-Jamie Lathroum[11]; 7. 15-Jason Covert[6]; 8. 42-Doug Sanders[16]; 9. 15K-Dale Hollidge[7]; 10. 11C-Trevor Collins[8]; 11. 07-Brian Ledbetter[18]; 12. 72-Tyler Emory[10]; 13. 36-Sam Archer[19]; 14. 43H-Josh Harris[17]; 15. 42K-Cla Knight[15]; 16. 5-Ethan Wilson[13]; 17. 9Z-Mason Zeigler[20]; 18. 421-Anthony Sanders[12]; 19. 31-Tyler Millwood[9]; 20. 90-Tyler Bare[14]; 21. 71-Davis Lipscombe[21]; 22. 97-Jake Riethmeier[22]

Fast Qualifier: Chris Ferguson – 17.797 seconds

Budweiser Modified (30 laps): 1. 51-Joey Polevoy[2]; 2. 11-Chase Butler[5]; 3. 7+7-Jeff Solinger[7]; 4. 4-Doug Penny[3]; 5. 40-Brent Bordeaux[6]; 6. 10S-Tim Schulte[1]; 7. 55-Jason Sage[8]; 8. 814-Samuel Lamborgini[11]; 9. 21J-Curtis Mason[10]; 10. 48-Lance Grady[4]; 11. 75-Kelly Barricks[12]; 12. 44-Stephen Bryant[9]; 13. 1ST-Bret Hamilton[13]

Fast Qualifier: Brent Bordeaux – 20.138 seconds

Collision One Limited Stock Car (20 laps): 1. 55-Raymond Harper[2]; 2. 5-Brian Maxey[5]; 3. 01-Trent Clemans[4]; 4. 7-Johnny Brooks[8]; 5. 14H-Ryan Hutchens[3]; 6. 14-Brandon Bowler[1]; 7. 41-Cory Bradley[6]; 8. 21-Jacob Buie[11]; 9. 25-John Hankins Jr[13]; 10. 88-Jay Seward[10]; 11. 85-WL Johnston[12]; 12. 18-James Slough[15]; 13. 59-Adam Spelman[14]; 14. 92-Kacey Gordan[7]; 15. 30-Zac Elliott[9]

Fast Qualifier: Brian Maxey – 22.631 seconds

VMS PR

Scott McLaughlin won the NTT P1 Award for the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix on Saturday, grabbing his second career pole on his last flying lap in the Firestone Fast Six.

McLaughlin’s best lap was 1 minute, 14.5555 seconds in the No. 3 DEX Imaging Team Penske Chevrolet on the 11-turn, 2.1-mile temporary street circuit that includes two trips per lap over the Korean War Veterans Memorial Bridge. The pole came after New Zealand driver McLaughlin led practice earlier in the day at 1:15.4609.

SEE: Qualifying Results

“The car was phenomenal,” McLaughlin said. “We did that on one lap, used tires. One of those good laps.”

The start of qualifying was delayed by  90 minutes due to thunderstorms and lightning that rumbled through downtown Nashville this afternoon. The rain changed the grip level of the tricky, bumpy street circuit.

2021 NTT INDYCAR SERIES Rookie of the Year McLaughlin’s previous pole came this February at the season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, which he won from the top spot for his first career series victory. He also won The Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Presented by the All-New 2023 Civic Type R in early July from the second starting spot.

“Tell you what, this DEX car is really good, man,” McLaughlin said. “We’ve been going really fast in this car. Won the St. Pete opener with it. Won Mid-Ohio and now we’re pole at Nashville, which is an amazing racetrack.”

Live coverage of the 80-lap race starts at 3 p.m. ET Sunday on NBC and the INDYCAR Radio Network. A 30-minute warmup starts at 10:15 a.m. ET, with live coverage on Peacock Premium and the INDYCAR Radio Network.

Romain Grosjean will join McLaughlin on the front row for Sunday’s race after his best lap of 1:14.6975 the No. 28 DHL Honda. This was the best qualifying effort of the season for the Frenchman, whose previous-best start was fifth in the season opener at St. Petersburg.

Rookie Christian Lundgaard continued his impressive weekend by qualifying a career-best third at 1:14.7149 in the No. 30 Shield Cleansers Honda. The Dane’s previous-best start was fourth last August in the road race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Lundgaard, who led practice Friday, came to Nashville after earning a career-best second-place finish last Saturday in the Gallagher Grand Prix on the IMS road course.

Joining Lundgaard in Row 2 is reigning series champion Alex Palou, who qualified fourth at 1:14.9087 in the No. 10 NTT DATA Chip Ganassi Racing Honda.

Pato O’Ward qualified fifth at 1:14.9261 in the No. 5 Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet. Two-time series champion and Nashville-area native Josef Newgarden rounded out the Firestone Fast Six at 1:15.1461 in the No. 2 PPG Team Penske Chevrolet.

Newgarden made an interesting gamble that didn’t pay off. He was the only driver in the Firestone Fast Six to qualify on Firestone primary tires. The other five drivers used Firestone alternate tires, which this weekend are constructed with rubber derived from the drought-resistant guayule shrub native to the American Southwest. The primary tire lasts longer but isn’t as grippy as the alternate tire.

Still, Newgarden, O’Ward and Palou are the trio among the top six drivers in the series standings who will start the treacherous street race from the first three rows. Points leader Will Power, 2022 Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge winner Marcus Ericsson and six-time series champion Scott Dixon weren’t so lucky.

Power, who leads Ericsson by nine points with four races to go, will start eighth in the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet. He lost his quickest lap of the second round of qualifying, which would have advanced him into the Firestone Fast Six, when he was penalized for causing a local yellow that affected the lap of the trailing O’Ward late in that session. Power ran long into a run-off area.

“It’s always tough in quali with track position and penalties and getting caught by reds (flags),” Power said. “That’s just the way it is. It’s hard.”

Chip Ganassi Racing teammates Dixon and Ericsson didn’t make it out of the first round of qualifying. Dixon will start 14th in the No. 9 PNC Bank Chip Ganassi Racing Honda as he pursues his record-tying seventh season championship.

Ericsson will start 18th in the 26-car field in the No. 8 Huski Chocolate Chip Ganassi Racing Honda. But he can take heart knowing he won the inaugural race on this circuit last year from the same starting spot.

“We need to come up with a good strategy and play the race how it comes,” Ericsson said. “There have been a lot of incidents this weekend, again like last year. I think there are still going to be opportunities. We’re just lacking a bit too much speed at the moment.”

NTT IndyCar Series PR

Linus Lundqvist moved one step closer to his first Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires championship Saturday when he was awarded the pole for the Indy Lights Music City Grand Prix, as lightning-laden thunderstorms that rolled through downtown Nashville forced the cancellation of qualifying.

The starting field was set by entrant points, per the series rulebook. Swedish driver Lundqvist leads the championship standings by 77 points over Hunter McElrea with four races remaining, with an identical gap in the entrant points with his No. 26 HMD Motorsports with Dale Coyne Racing entry. Lundqvist will start from the pole for the sixth time this season.

SEE: Starting Lineup

“I’m a little bit sad that qualifying got canceled,” Lundqvist said. “I think this place around a qualifying session would have been awesome. I think it would have been a good fight between us. But we’ll take starting on pole for the race. I’m definitely taking advantage of that aspect.”

Live coverage of Indy Lights’ debut race on the 11-turn, 2.1-mile temporary street circuit starts at 1 p.m. ET Sunday on Peacock Premium and the INDYCAR Radio Network. The race will be 35 laps or 55 minutes, whichever comes first.

McElrea, winner of the last two Lights races, will start second in the No. 27 Andretti Autosport car.

Row 2 will consist of Andretti Autosport teammates Sting Ray Robb and Matthew Brabham, starting third and fourth, respectively, in the No. 2 Sekady car and the No. 83 Andretti Autosport entry.

Perhaps the driver most dismayed to see qualifying canceled was Benjamin Pedersen. The Dane will start sixth despite leading practice Friday and this morning in his No. 24 Global Racing Group with HMD car.

Pedersen’s best lap Saturday was 1 minute, 21.0820 seconds. That was quicker than his practice-topping time of 1:21.8473 on Friday afternoon.

“This whole week has been a really great week so far,” Pedersen said. “The car is on rails. This place is super cool. Pretty disappointed about qualifying being canceled because I really feel we had a good shot at fighting for pole.

“But that’s how it is. We’ve had some great races this year in terms of moving forward positions, so I’m going to be super aggressive. I have nothing to lose.”

Lundqvist was fourth quickest in both practice sessions.

“We’ll see what tomorrow can bring,” Lundqvist said. “The weather looks a little bit dodgy. It might be wet. That will make things interesting, for sure.”

Indy Light Series PR

Race Winner:  Ty Gibbs of Joe Gibbs Racing (Toyota)

Stage 1 Winner:  Noah Gragson of JR Motorsports (Chevrolet)

Stage 2 Winner:  Noah Gragson of JR Motorsports (Chevrolet)

 

Overview:

Riley Herbst drove his No. 98 Monster Energy Ford Mustang to another top-10 finish Saturday at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn. By finishing ninth in the 125-lap race around the 2-mile oval, Herbst scored his 14th top-10 in the 21 NASCAR Xfinity Series races held this season. It was also his second straight top-10, as the 23-year-old racer from Las Vegas finished sixth last Saturday on the road course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. In fact, this was Herbst’s second consecutive top-10 at Michigan. He finished seventh in last year’s race. Despite those solid statistics, Herbst was disappointed with his run. His No. 98 machine was too loose coming off the track’s sweeping corners but too tight in the center. By the time Herbst and the team got a better handle on their racecar, the race was over.

 

Riley Herbst, driver of the No. 98 Monster Energy Ford Mustang for Stewart-Haas Racing:     

“We just struggled with balance all day. It sucks we ran this bad but, all in all, another top-10. We’ll move onto The Glen.”

 

Notes:                 

● Ty Gibbs won the Michigan 250 to score his ninth career Xfinity Series victory, his fifth of the season and his first at Michigan. His margin over second-place Justin Allgaier was 1.160 seconds.

● There were four caution periods for a total of 19 laps.

● Only 12 of the 38 drivers in the race finished on the lead lap.

● AJ Allmendinger remains the championship leader after Michigan with a 19-point advantage over second-place Allgaier.

 

Next Up:            

The NASCAR Xfinity Series enjoys a rare off-weekend before returning to action on Aug. 20 at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International. The race starts at 3 p.m. EDT with live coverage provided by USA and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.  

 

TSC PR

Sheldon Creed and the No. 2 Whelen Chevrolet Team Earn 11th-Place Finish at Michigan International Speedway

 

 

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“At the start of the race the balance on our Whelen Chevrolet was too tight, but by the end we were running solid lap times. My crew chief, Jeff Stankiewicz, did a great job with the adjustments. We got a little behind after Stage 1, but we were able to steadily work our back through the field and by the end of the race we had a chance to score a top-10. For sure we were hoping for a better finish, but we’ll take it and move on to Richmond next week.”  

 

-Sheldon Creed

Austin Hill and the No. 21 United Rentals Chevrolet Team Extend Top-10 Streak at Michigan International Speedway With Fifth-Place Finish

 

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“I’ve always loved Michigan International Speedway and have had some success in the past here, so we were really looking forward to the race today with our United Rentals Chevrolet. We started the race 16th, so we were back in traffic. Our Chevy was really loose. I should have known better, but I called for an adjustment that I didn’t need and put us behind. Even though I’m frustrated with myself, we still finished in the top five. There’s a lot we can hold our heads up high on. We’re on a pretty good streak and have some momentum. I’ll keep learning these cars and working to get better.” 

-Austin Hill

RCR PR

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