Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Tuesday Notebook: August 23, 2016

It seems strange not to have a mid-week event close enough to home to attend this week, but with the weather forecast as it is I probably wouldn't have been able to see any racing anyway.

Here a few items that I picked up from here and there.....

The annual Sanders Modified Challenge was held last Thursday night at the Norman County Raceway in Ada, Minnoeta, and the $3,500-to-win event pulled in a solid field of 46 IMCA Modifieds. North Dakota drivers Austin Arneson and Tyler Peterson went one-two with Missouri's Hunter Marriott in third. Oregon native Tom Berry Jr. also made the trip up from his summer base in Iowa and finished 23rd while Urbana's Darin Duffy did not qualify for the feature.

There was a new name at the top of the list on Season Championship night at the Buena Vista Raceway in Alta last Wednesday as Dillon Magnussen from Rembrandt was the winner in the IMCA Hobby Stock main event.

As mentioned in my most recent entry, Dugan Thye of Burlington picked up his first career Modified victory in thrilling fashion at 34 Raceway Saturday night. For details start on paragraph fourteen.

A couple of young ladies were feature winners driving Sprint Cars this past weekend, both against top notch competition. Shayle Bade took the win at the Eagle Raceway in Nebraska Saturday night outrunning Stu Snyder, Jason Martin, Jake Bubak and Jack Dover. Pretty impressive! If you want to see how she can intimidate the competition check out the Modeling tab on her website.

And, that same night down in Oklahoma, Shayla Waddell scored the feature win at the Oil Capital Racing Series (OCRS) event at the high speed Salina Highbanks Speedway. It was Shayla's second career win with the series with the first one coming at the same track four years ago.

With all of the rain up in Wisconsin this past weekend at least a couple of drivers made their way to Iowa where it was a bit drier. Aaron Stolp pulled his IMCA Stock Car from West Allis to 34 Raceway in Burlington, but pulled in during the heat race and scratched from the feature. Green Bay's Troy Jerovetz had a much better trip as he was the Modified feature winner on Sunday night at Dubuque.

A huge field of 125 Modifieds filled the pits at the Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas, on Friday night for the Grant Junghans Memorial, but a line of heavy thunderstorms arrived just after hot laps and washed away the show. Promoter Todd Staley quickly announced that it would be made up with a two-day show on September 30th and October 1st,  but that has not yet been made official. Stay tuned.....

Lucas Schott of Chatfield, Minnesota, was one of those Modifieds that made the long pull so after the rainout he stuck around and won the USRA Modified feature at the Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri, on Saturday night. Then, on the way home, Schott won another feature at the Mason City Motor Speedway in north central Iowa on Sunday night.

I was sorry to see that Jack Evans Sr. of Keokuk passed away yesterday. A fine racer in his own right, Jack was also known to be a huge help to other drivers in the area and he was always a fun conversation at the track.

Steve Kinser announced just prior to the start of the feature that the All Stars Circuit of Champions feature at the Lebanon Valley Speedway in New York would be his last race. If that is the case, "The King" who is now 62 years old will go out with a sixth-place finish in a race that was won by 60-year-old Sammy Swindell. Kinser's son Kraig finished in second.

The future of the IMCA Late Model division will be discussed at a meeting in Independence, Iowa, tomorrow night, August 24th. Sanctioning body President Brett Root will be in attendance as it is obvious that something needs to be done to stop the shrinking car counts. Hopefully they can come up with some solutions.

That's it for now, no racing for me this coming weekend as I have other commitments, but I hope to check back in with another Notebook next week.

The current Wisconsin State Points, Back Stretch style, follow.....

Wisconsin Points
Late Model
Pos. Driver Hometown Points
1 . A.J. Diemel Navarino 46
2 . Darrell Nelson Hermanton MN 43
3 . D.J. Sweet 42
4 . Jake Redetzke Eau Claire 42
5 . Nick Anvelink Navarino 41
6 . Rick Hanestad Boyceville 41
7 . Brett Swedberg Shawano 40
8 . Jesse Glenz Cadott 36
9 . Rich Picha Prairie Du Chien 35
10 . Jimmy Mars Elk Mound 34
11 . Justin Sass Alma 34
12 . Jason Robbins Belmont 33
13 . Lance Hofer Cochrane 32
14 . Jim Schmidt 31
15 . Tim Buhler Glenbeulah 31
16 . Taylor Scheffler Waukesha 29
17 . Justin Schmidt Sheboygan Falls 28
18 . John Kaanta Eau Claire 26
19 . Shaun Mann Buffalo City 25
20 . Troy Langowski Winona MN 25

Wisconsin Points
Winged Sprints (All)
Pos. Driver Hometown Points
1 . Bill Balog Brookfield 58
2 . Jeremy Schultz Beaver Dam 47
3 . Donny Goeden Kewaskum 33
4 . Scotty Thiel Sheboygan 31
5 . Tim Haddy Waupun 30
6 . Kurt Davis West Allis 27
7 . Scott Neitzel Beaver Dam 25
8 . Donny Schatz Fargo ND 21
9 . Brandon Wimmer Fairmount IN 20
10 . Danny Schlafer 20
11 . Mike Reinke Howards Grove 20
12 . Lance Fassbender Burnett 18
13 . Brandon McMullen 17
14 . Brooke Tatnell 14
15 . Jim Melis Glenbeulah 14
16 . Steve Meyer Sheboygan Falls 14
17 . Mike Kertscher Fillmore 13
18 . Daryn Pittman Owasso OK 12
19 . David Gravel Watertown CT 12
20 . Parker Price-Miller Kokomo IN 11

Wisconsin Points
Pos. Driver Hometown Points
1 . Kevin Adams Cameron 113
2 . Mike Anderson Colfax 113
3 . Ashley Anderson Elk Mound 79
4 . Marcus Yarie Wausau 72
5 . Darrell Nelson Hermantown MN 53
6 . Benji LaCrosse Green Bay 46
7 . Lucas Schott Chatfield MN 44
8 . Kevin Eder Ashland 43
9 . Matt Leer Bruce 42
10 . Josh Angst Winona MN 40
11 . Lance Arneson Oconto Falls 39
12 . Shawn Kilgore New Franken 39
13 . Jerry Wilinski Seymour 38
14 . Justin Oestreich Elk River MN 36
15 . Kyle Kudick Mishicot 35
16 . Jeff Larson Freeport IL 34
17 . Johnny Whitman DePere 34
18 . Jake Hartung Elmwood 32
19 . Steve Lavasseur River Falls 32
20 . R.M. VanPay Denmark 31

Wisconsin Points
Limited Modifieds
Pos. Driver Hometown Points
1 . Michael Truscott Chippewa Falls 100
2 . Travis Arenz Sheboygan 97
3 . Jason Vandekamp Scandia MN 95
4 . Nick Koehler Bloomer 93
5 . Grant Southworth Bloomer 80
6 . Lucas Lamberies Shawano 78
7 . Shane Halopka Greenwood 78
8 . Cody Schroeder Manitowoc 56
9 . J.J. Anderson Pulaski 53
10 . Kevin Bethke Neenah 51
11 . Mitch Weiss Scandia MN 51
12 . Jeff Schmuhl Beaver Dam 47
13 . Tad Schoonover Eagle River 44
14 . Brandon Schmitt Beaver Dam 42
15 . Jordan Barkholtz Hortonville 39
16 . Duane Dunbar Marenisco MI 38
17 . Ben Moudry Hastings MN 37
18 . Jeff Steenbergen Watertown 35
19 . Jesse Aho Toivola MI 35
20 . Chris Budzban Luxemburg 34
21 . Skeeter Estey Kelly Lake MN 34
22 . Tom Schneider Chilton 34

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Donnellson Is A Race With The Rain And It Was "Family" Night At 34 During Sprint Invader Nationals Weekend

The Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders traditionally fill the gap for area Sprint Car fans during the weekend following the Knoxville Nationals and this year it was a southeast Iowa doubleheader with racing on Friday night at the Lee County Speedway in Donnellson and Saturday night at 34 Raceway west of Burlington.

Fans had to be pleasantly surprised to see the strong field assembled at Lee County that included ASCS National series regular Wayne Johnson, former Winged Outlaw Warrior champion Randy Martin and four-time Knoxville Nationals champion Danny Lasoski who was on board the Mark Burch Motorsports #1M for the evening. This swelled the car count to 27 featuring three heats, the Budweiser King of Beers Shake Up Dash and a B-Main to set the twenty car feature field.

Unfortunately it was a short night for Martin though who pulled out of his heat race early with mechanical issues forcing him to scratch for the rest of the night. Jamie Ball also had his night shortened as after running an impressive second to Harold Pohren in the opening heat race his team found a mechanical issue that put a premature end to his night. This left six spots to be filled from the B-Main and while it was hampered by a few cautions the battle for the final transfer spot was enhanced by the fact that 15-year-old Bailey Goldesberry was trying to race her way into the main in her first ever appearance withe the Invaders. Bailey was able to get the job done and she then went on to finish 15th in the feature.

The Sprints were the third of six feature races on the card with storms quickly approaching from the south and west. A good clean flag-to-flag twenty-five lap event would likely allow the remaining three features to be completed as well, but on the opening lap the fifth starting Pohren spun up the track in turn one and came to rest against the guardrail. Everybody missed him until the 16th starting Damian Getchell clipped him with his right rear wheel tipping Pohren's car on its side and sending the young Getchell into a hard series of rolls. An issue with the boom on the wrecker then caused an agonizingly long delay where finally they just pushed Pohren's car to the pits and somehow lifted Getchell's damaged sprinter enough to get it into the infield.

The lightning flashes were getting closer now as the race went green and it was the veteran John Schulz fighting off the young point leader Chris Martin to take the win. Lasoski, who started tenth, was able to take third away from Wayne Johnson on the final lap restart to finish third while Dash winner Josh Schneiderman was fifth. The race story and complete results from my announcing partner Bill Wright can be found here.

All five of the track's weekly race divisions were also in action as Barry Taft held off Josh Barnes to win the Sport Compact main event. Taft got off to a late start this season, but is now becoming a regular in victory lane while Barnes started twelfth after having issues in his heat race. Ageless veteran Dean McGee was the class of the IMCA Modified field winning by a comfortable margin over Bill Roberts Jr., Dennis LaVeine and Jeff Waterman.

It started to sprinkle as I wrapped up a quick victory lane interview with Schulz and then Jeremy Pundt scored his second win of the season in the IMCA Stock Cars. Point leader Jeff Mueller started tenth and was up to second by mid-race, but he could never reel in Pundt to mount a challenge. John Oliver Jr., Andrew Hustead and Abe Huls were next in line.

The Lee County Crate Late Models were up next and after Tommy Elston fought off an early challenge from Tyler Cale he pulled away to a convincing win. Sam Halstead battled his way up to second so I believe that Elston will hold a one-point lead over Halstead heading into this Friday's Season Championship at Lee County. Todd Frank, Jeff Guengerich and Derek Liles completed the top five and it was good to see newcomers Blake Woodruff and Trent Grotz in attendance. The true test for this new class will be to see how much the car count expands over the winter in preparation for 2017.

The sprinkles got a bit heavier as the IMCA Sport Mods took to the track and by lap five it was raining too hard to continue This event will be completed as an added bonus to this Friday night's Season Championship event. During the driver's meeting early in the night Race Director Mike Van Genderen put to rest any rumors that must be circulating by stating very clearly that it has been a good year at the Speedway and that the track will once again be in action weekly next year.

It rained hard on the drive home to Mount Pleasant and into the night with over two inches coming down at my house and over four inches just south of town, but the first wave of storms passed just west of 34 Raceway leaving the track with less than an inch of rain. One more early afternoon shower made the crew have to work in the pits, but the show was on for Saturday night under sunny skies and much cooler temperatures. In fact it was the first time since May that I have had to bring out the jeans and a sweatshirt for a night of racing.

With the ASCS National Series running in Farmington, Missouri, we knew that we wouldn't have Wayne Johnson with us again, but since Lasoski's team spent the night in Burlington the thought was that he would be at 34, a track that he has had a great deal of success at over the years. When he was a no show though the assumption that he too had headed for Farmington, but a check of the results there this morning shows that he must have decided to take the night off instead in preparation for the $15,000-to-win High Roller Classic at the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia on Sunday.

We still had another solid field of 21 Sprint Cars signed in and that late burst of rain played some havoc with the track as the cushion was quite treacherous in spots on both ends. Cody Wehrle bicycled and took a tumble in turn four on the opening lap of his heat race and Friday night's winner John Schulz went to the cushion to challenge for the lead on the opening lap of the feature only to have his car do everything but get upside down in turn four. It was a tough break for Schulz who was putting together a late run at perhaps the Series points title following back-to-back wins, but tonight he would be scored in 21st.

Ryan Jamison has been a fixture in open wheel racing here at 34 for thirty years now and while he has won recently in a 305 and in a limited midget, it has been four years since he has visited victory lane with the Sprint Invaders and that was up at the Cedar County Fair in Tipton. On this night though he was not to be denied a return to victory lane as he fought off a late charge from Chris Martin to score a very popular win for all of the "Flyin' Ryan" fans in attendance. The 18-year-old Martin now has a solid hold on the points lead with just two events left after taking runner-up honors for the second night in a row. Jake Blackhurst was impressive with his career best Invaders finish in third, Harold Pohren rebounded nicely in fourth and Jamie Ball came from tenth to fifth. The full story and race results from Bill W are right here.

It was definitely a popular win for Jamison, but it did not equal the celebration that followed the Modified main event where Dugan Thye captured his first career feature win. The son of one of my all-time favorites Darin Thye, Dugan has been close on several occasions this year including four second-place finishes and tonight he took the lead early and appeared to be walking away from the field. Another second generation driver, Derrick Stewart was on hand after a rainout at his home track West Liberty and after an early spin Stewart had restarted from the back of the thirteen car field. With five laps to go Stewart had raced his way back up to second, but still had a full straightaway to make up on Thye.

That lead was erased though when Seth Bundy spun with three laps remaining and the race would be on following the restart to see who would take tonight's checkers. With a win already on his resume' earlier this year at West Liberty, Stewart raced with confidence and after being thwarted by Thye on the first two laps he threw a big time slider at the leader entering turn three on the final lap. Stewart looked like a crafty veteran as he cleared the leader and then slid up the track to shut the door on the cushion in turn four. But, in an equally impressive move, Dugan stabbed the brakes turned the car to the left and drove back under Stewart to re-take the lead and win by a car length at the checkers.

Most of the fans in attendance raised their fists in celebration and many went down to the fence to get a closer look at the victory lane celebration. Even from atop the grandstands I could see the big smile on Dugan's face and his father Darin soon arrived to give him a big bear hug. It was truly a "family" win for the young driver and it was great to see Stewart walk out to offer his congratulations as well.

Ron Kibbe also has a strong family contingent cheering him on each race night and they celebrated as well this evening as he held back the challenges from defending track champion Kimberly Abbott to win the Four Cylinder feature. Jake Wenig was strong all night as he put his Family Motors sponsored Stock Car #4 in victory lane and Joey Gower was the Sport Mod feature winner despite the fact that the hood pin had come out of the left front impairing his vision for most of the race.

Yes, it was an extra special night to be at 34 Raceway, especially for someone like me who has been there over the years to see Ryan Jamison get his start and to see the kids of former winners Darin Thye and Dan Wenig bring tears to their father's eyes by winning feature races at this track that is in its 51st season of racing. And don't forget that next Saturday night will be a five dollar Fan Appreciation night for Season Championships at 34 Raceway.

I hate to say it, but due to some work and other commitments I am going to have to let the memories of this weekend hold me over now for two weeks before my next event when the Sprint Invaders return to the Quincy Raceways on Sunday September 4th. Hopefully you can get out and take in some shows during my break and then fill me in on the action when I see you again on the Back Stretch!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Wednesday Notebook: August 17, 2016

Still coming down off of my Knoxville high and still convinced that it was the best Championship A-Main that I have ever seen since I started going to the Nationals in 1976. Yes, there have been several dramatic finishes, most recently when Donny Schatz had his motor go south in the closing laps allowing Tim Shaffer to pass him off of turn four to steal away the 2010 Championship. That had the crowd going wild and, without that, Schatz would have won an amazing ten straight. What Donny has been able to accomplish over the past thirteen years at this event is beyond amazing and that just added to the drama on Saturday night when a driver who very few people probably picked even though he had earned a front row start simply refused to lose. The final eight laps of the race were incredible and that is what has vaulted it to the top of my list.

While I love going to the Nationals each year, it also bums me out a bit as it is the signal that the racing season is winding down. A few tracks have already wrapped up their 2016 schedule while most only have two or three events left so make sure that you get out there and support your favorite tracks so that they can close the season on a high note.

I had the honor to fill in for Jerry Mackey on the microphone last night as the Deery Brothers Summer Series visited the Dubuque County Fairgrounds Speedway. This was a rescheduled date from when the event was rained out in July and Jerry had already purchased tickets for the concert at the Iowa State Fair for Tuesday night. Knowing that his wife Marnee was really looking forward to seeing Heart, Cheep Trick and Joan Jett, Jerry made the proper decision and kept the tickets rather than saying, "Sorry honey, but I have to announce a race instead." I had a great time trying to fill his shoes for the night and it is always a pleasure to work with Keith, Kevin, Doug and the ntire SPI crew, so thank you Jerry for trusting me with the duties.

Matt Ryan battled with Dan Shelliam early before establishing himself as the leader and he then went the rest of the distance to take the Deery Series win at Dubuque Tuesday night. The run of the night though came from Joel Callahan who started the feature last in 22nd after fighting motor problems in his heat. Callahan was banging the cushion hard on both ends and got all the way up to second by lap thirty, but after swapping the runner-up spot with Tyler Bruening, Joel got over the cushion and into the wall costing him several spots. A few laps later Callahan stopped on the back stretch, his night over riding the hook back to the pits. Bruening extended his point lead by a bit with the second place run, Luke Goedert worked the low line all night in finishing third, Scott Fitzpatrick was fourth and Jeff Aikey fought off a sore shoulder to stay in the title hunt by finishing fifth.

Justin Kay debuted a new Gheer'd Up Longhorn chassis, but after dropping a few spots early he was the first to retire from the event and was scored 22nd. Kay did double duty on the night and picked his way through the Modified field to make a late run at race-long leader Mark Schulte in the 30-lap event. Schulte fought off the challenge though to collect the $1,000 winner's loot. Schulte's brother-in-law Jed Freiburger finished third with Kenny Kostenbader and Bryce Garnhart completing the top five.

So what did Donny Schatz do on the Sunday night right after the Knoxville Nationals? He headed north to the Buffalo River Race Park in Glyndon, Minnesota, where he raced his Late Model to a second place finish in a Northern Late Model Racing Association (NLRA) show. Dustin Strand was the winner in an event that paid $1,100 to win, compared to the $75,000 that Schatz collected for running second the night before.

At least two drivers picked up their first IMCA Late Model wins of the 2016 season Saturday night when Rob Moss took the checkers at the West Liberty Raceway and Jeff Segebart won at the Shelby County Speedway in Harlan.

Score another win for the ladies as Tailin Tommerdahl won the IMCA Modified feature over a field of seventeen cars at the Buffalo River Race Park on August 7th.

This bit of news was a shocker to me today as Kerry Madsen is now out of a ride here in the U.S.

The Seymour Speedway in Wisconsin has cancelled its final four races of the season.

The promoters of the Fairmont Raceway in southern Minnesota stated on the track's Facebook page this week that they will not return in 2016. Even though it is an all Sprint Car show, having nearby Jackson jump on Friday nights had to take a bite out of Fairmont's crowd.

And, in a bit of good news, the Vermilion County Speedway in Danille, Illinois, that closed down in June will get another chance from the folks that operate the Daugherty Speedway in nearby Boswell, Indiana. Their first race at VCS is scheduled for Sunday, September 4th.

The Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invader Nationals weekend is next up on my schedule with Friday night action at the Lee County Speedway in Donnellson and Saturday night at 34 Raceway near Burlington. The weather forecast at this point is looking pretty iffy, but it was the same for a couple of nights at Knoxville last week and everything ran off as planned. It is all about the timing and the location of the rain so don't let a forecast scare you off, wait until raceday and check the radar!

I am hoping to get those two shows in because after that, due to other commitments I will go more than two weeks before I can get to another show when the Sprint Invaders visit the Quincy Raceways on Sunday September 4th. Not looking forward to a 15-day break when the racing season is already winding down!

The updated Minnesota points follow as well the "Hot 100" from the Back Stretch National Dirt Late Model points.

Minnesota Points
Late Model
Pos. Driver Hometown Points
1 . Don Shaw Ham Lake 74
2 . Jeff Massengill Keewatin 63
3 . Harry Hanson Eleveth 60
4 . Corey Nelson Canby 47
5 . Jeff Wildung Nassau 44
6 . Darrell Nelson Hermanton 37
7 . Casey Meyer Wahpeton ND 36
8 . Zach Johnson Kensington 29
9 . Shawn Meyer Wahpeton ND 26
10 . Brad Seng Grand Forks ND 25
11 . Scott Ward Watertown SD 25
12 . Cole Schill Horace ND 22
13 . Terry Lillo Duluth 22
14 . Jeff Provinzino Hibbing 21
15 . Kevin Robertson Enderlin ND 21
16 . Rick Schroeder Montevideo 17
17 . Kyle Peterlin Hibbing 16
18 . Matt Gilbertson Montevideo 16
19 . Aaron Lillo Proctor 14
20 . Mike Balcaen Winnipeg MB 14

Minnesota Points
Pos. Driver Hometown Points
1 . Brandon Davis Medford 91
2 . Bob Broking Grand Rapids 79
3 . Tim Johnson Brainerd 74
4 . Brandon Beckendorf Danube 71
5 . Johnny Broking Grand Rapids 71
6 . Shane Sabraski Rice 66
7 . Jason Cummins New Richland 65
8 . Jeffrey Larson Lakefield 63
9 . Tyler Limoges Redwood Falls 62
10 . Don Eischens Richmond 61
11 . Phil Braun Danube 57
12 . Clint Hatlestad Glencoe 55
13 . Rob VanMil Barnesville 52
14 . Brady Gerdes Villard 50
15 . Josh Beaulieu Bemidji 48
16 . Billy Kendall III Baxter 47
17 . Josh Angst Winona 47
18 . Jeremy Nelson Rogers 44
19 . Denis Czech Rice 42
20 . Kelly Shryock Fertile IA 41

Minnesota Points
Limited Modifieds
Pos. Driver Hometown Points
1 . Matthew Looft Swea City IA 119
2 . Skeeter Estey Kelly Lake 95
3 . Tim Kanten Milan 89
4 . Jeremy Nelson Zimmerman 78
5 . Tony Rialson Cottonwood 76
6 . Jesse Skalicky Fargo ND 74
7 . Ashley Mehrwerth St. Stephen 73
8 . Eric Lamm Zimmerman 73
9 . Jason Vejtruba Atwater 70
10 . Brandon Mehrwerth St. Stephen 68
11 . Jason Andrews Estherville IA 67
12 . Dave Siercks Princeton 62
13 . Kylie Kath Owatonna 62
14 . Jared Boumeester Waseca 58
15 . Travis Saurer Elizabeth 57
16 . Danny Myrvold Heron Lake 53
17 . Justin Froemming Garfield 52
18 . Kelly Jacobson Fargo ND 51
19 . Dan Paplow Dundee 49
20 . Dan Wheeler Savage 49
21 . Tyler Kintner Hibbing 49

Minnesota Points
Winged Sprints (410)
Pos. Driver Hometown Points
1 . Casey Mack East Grand Forks 14
2 . Kerry Madsen St. Marys NSW 14
3 . Wade Nygaard Grand Forks ND 13
4 . Austin Pierce Grand Forks ND 12
5 . Craig Dollansky Elk River MN 11
6 . Danny Lasoski Dover MN 8
7 . Shane Stewart Bixby OK 8
8 . Daryn Pittman Owasso OK 7
9 . Ian Madsen St. Marys NSW 7
10 . Bob Martin East Grand Forks 6
11 . Sammy Swindell Germantown TN 6

Minnesota Points
Winged Sprints (360 & 305)
Pos. Driver Hometown Points
1 . Michael Stien Ceylon 53
2 . Bill Johnson St. Peter 29
3 . Brandon Allen St. Peter 27
4 . Gregg Bakker Sioux Falls SD 26
5 . Colin Smith Sheldon IA 24
6 . Bruce Anderson Trimont 20
7 . Scott Winters Butterfield 20
8 . Trevor Serbus Olivia 20
9 . Kaleb Johnson Sioux Falls SD 19
10 . Skylar Prochaska Lakefield 17
11 . Ian Madsen St. Marys NSW 15
12 . Val Urman Roseville 15
13 . Jeremy Schultz Stewart 14
14 . Tim Kaeding San Jose CA 14
15 . Derrik Lusk Jackson 13
16 . Jesse Lindberg Sioux Falls SD 13
17 . Ryan Bowers Ham Lake 13
18 . Casey Friedrichsen Arthur IA 12
19 . Jesse Cripe South Haven 12
20 . Justin Allen Gaylord 12

The "Back Stretch"
Dirt Late Model Points
Pos. Driver Hometown Points
1 . Josh Richards Shinnston WV 214
2 . Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg TN 188
3 . Jonathan Davenport Blairsville GA 175
4 . Bobby Pierce Oakwood IL 137
5 . Shane Clanton Locust Grove GA 123
6 . Brandon Sheppard New Berlin IL 94
7 . Dennis Erb Jr. Carpentersville IL 82
8 . Dale McDowell Chickamauga GA 80
9 . Billy Moyer Batesville AR 78
10 . Jared Landers Batesville AR 77
11 . Don O'Neal Martinsville IN 74
12 . Brian Shirley Chatham IL 73
13 . Tim McCreadie Watertown NY 68
14 . Chris Madden Gray Court SC 57
15 . Earl Pearson Jr. Jacksonville FL 55
16 . Mike Marlar Winfield TN 55
17 . Rick Eckert York PA 53
18 . Jimmy Owens Newport TN 48
19 . Darrell Lanigan Union KY 46
20 . Jason Feger Bloomington IL 46
21 . Brandon Overton Appling GA 45
22 . Casey Roberts Toccoa GA 45
23 . Jackie Boggs Grayson KY 43
24 . Ryan Unzicker El Paso IL 43
25 . Devin Moran Dresden OH 41
26 . Gregg Satterlee Rochester Mills PA 41
27 . Jesse Stovall Galena MO 41
28 . Chris Simpson Marion IA 40
29 . Max Blair Centerville PA 38
30 . Donald McIntosh Dawsonville GA 37
31 . Jason Covert York Haven PA 37
32 . Billy Moyer Jr. Batesville AR 34
33 . Terry Phillips Springfield MO 34
34 . Willie Milliken Leland NC 34
35 . Chris Ferguson Mount Holly NC 33
36 . Frank Heckenast Jr. Orland Park IL 32
37 . Jimmy Mars Elk Mound WI 30
38 . Steve Francis Ashland KY 30
39 . Tyler Carpenter Parkersburg WV 30
40 . Dale Hollidge Mechanicsville MD 29
41 . Eddie Carrier Jr. Salt Rock WV 26
42 . Devin Gilpin Columbus IN 24
43 . Mark Whitener Middleburg FL 24
44 . Riley Hickman Ooletwah TN 24
45 . Rusty Schlenk Jackson MI 24
46 . Tony Jackson Jr. Lebanon MO 24
47 . Dona Marcoullier Houghton Lake MI 23
48 . Johnny Pursley Clover SC 23
49 . Kevin Weaver Gibson City IL 23
50 . Kyle Bronson Brandon FL 23
51 . Tim Dohm Cross Lanes WV 23
52 . Steve Casebolt Richmond IN 22
53 . Cory Hedgecock Louden TN 21
54 . Justin Kay Wheatland IA 21
55 . Doug Drown Wooster OH 20
56 . Ross Bailes Clover SC 20
57 . Eric Wells Hazard KY 19
58 . Greg Johnson Bedford IN 19
59 . Jared Miley South Park PA 19
60 . Jason Hiett Lincoln AL 19
61 . Ryan Gustin Marshalltown IA 19
62 . Shannon Babb Mowequa IL 19
63 . Dave Hess Jr. Waterford PA 18
64 . Corey Conley Wellsburg WV 17
65 . Freddie Carpenter Parkersburg WV 17
66 . Mason Zeigler Chalk Hill PA 17
67 . Tyler Crowder Tallahassee FL 17
68 . Tyler Erb Magnolia TX 17
69 . Chad Simpson Marion IA 16
70 . Dennis Franklin Gaffney SC 16
71 . Devin Dixon Apollo Beach FL 16
72 . Donald Bradsher Burlington NC 16
73 . Jason Krohn Slayton MN 16
74 . Kyle Beard Trumann AR 16
75 . Russell Erwin Beaverdam VA 16
76 . Zack Dohm Cross Lanes WV 16
77 . Rich Bell Sheffield IL 15
78 . Ricky Weiss Winnipeg MAN 15
79 . Tim Manville Highland IL 15
80 . A.J. Diemel Navarino WI 14
81 . Josh Putnam Killen AL 14
82 . Rhett Carter Blackshear GA 14
83 . Ricky Thornton Jr. Chandler AZ 14
84 . Tanner English Benton KY 14
85 . Caleb Ashby Cunningham TN 13
86 . Don Shaw Ham Lake MN 13
87 . Eric Spangler Lake City MI 13
88 . Jack Sullivan Greenbriar AR 13
89 . Jeff Rine Danville PA 13
90 . Michael Lake Uniontown PA 13
91 . Rob Blair Titusville PA 13
92 . Ronny Lee Hollingsworth Northport AL 13
93 . Ryan VanderVeen Six Lakes MI 13
94 . B.J. Robinson Blanchard LA 12
95 . Chad Zobrist Highland IL 12
96 . Cory Dumpert Lincoln NE 12
97 . Daulton Wilson Fayetteville NC 12
98 . David Payne Murphy NC 12
99 . Dylan Yoder Selinsgrove PA 12
100 . Jeff Provinzino Hibbing MN 12
101 . Joel Callahan Dubuque IA 12
102 . Jon Henry Ada OH 12
103 . Matt Cosner Ridgely WV 12
104 . McKay Wenger Fairbury IL 12
105 . Michael Chilton Salvisa KY 12
106 . Michael Kloos Trenton IL 12
107 . Randy Weaver Crossville TN 12
108 . Rodney Sanders Happy TX 12