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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Final Late Model State Points For NC, MS, SC, TN and FL

This batch wraps up our rundown of the Late Model state point standings from around the country for 2010. All of these used the same 5-point system that we use on the All Iowa Points and all feature races, weekly or a special events, "pay" the same whenn it comes to points. If you don't see a state that you are interested in here, check down the line from earlier posts.

North Carolina
1 Dennis Franklin Gaffney SC 38
2 Bobby Panter 37
3 Dean Bowen Whiteville 33
4 Ricky Weeks Rutherfordton 31
5 Jamie Oliver Murphy 23
6 Jeff Smith Dallas 22
7 Johnny Pursley Clover SC 22
8 Chris Ferguson Gastonia 19
9 Danny Ledford Warne 19
10 Jay Sessoms Stanley 19
11 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville GA 17
12 Preston Crisp 15
13 Austin Dillon Lewisville 14
14 Josh Richards Shinnston WV 12
15 Luke Roffers Concord 10
16 Mike Gault Gaffney SC 9
17 Tim McCreadie Watertown NY 9
18 Doug Sneed 8
19 Darrell Lanigan Union KY 7
20 Dustin Mitchell Pine Level 7
21 Jordan Bland Concord 7
22 Shawn Beasley Lumber Bridge 6
23 Charlie Parker 5
24 Jimmy Owens Newport TN 5
25 Rick Eckert York PA 5
26 Shaun Harrell 5
27 Casey Roberts Toccoa GA 4
28 David Lindsay 4
29 Jared Landers Batesville AR 4
30 Jason Payne 4
31 Johnny Pridgen 4
32 Jonathan Cope 4
33 Kevin Sutton 4
34 Randle Chupp Troutman 4
35 Ray Tucker Greensboro 4
36 Steve Blackburn Greensboro 4
37 Steven Blanton 4
38 Trigg Paris 4
39 Wesley English 4
40 Willie Milliken 4
41 Austin Hubbard Seaford DE 3
42 Brandon Ifft 3
43 Chris Blackwell Grays Creek 3
44 Chris Miller 3
45 Dan Breuer Troutman 3
46 Jacob Anderson 3
47 Justin Labonte Trinity 3
48 Mike Marlar Winfield TN 3
49 Ross Bailes Blacksburg SC 3
50 Scott Autry Autryville 3
51 Timmy Blackwell Grays Creek 3
52 Steve Francis Ashland KY 3
53 Anthony Sanders Spartansburg SC 2
54 David Taylor 2
55 Furman Parton Union Mills SC 2
56 G.R. Smith Cornelius 2
57 Earl Pearson Jr. Jacksonville FL 2
58 Mark Sutton 2
59 Randy Dillard 2
60 Stephen Evans Tyner 2
61 Banjo Duke 1
62 Billy Thompson Gastonia 1
63 Dale Hammond 1
64 Dan Schlieper Sullivan WI 1
65 Jason Dowdy 1
66 Jeff Cooke Spartansburg SC 1
67 Jonathan Crisp 1
68 Kip Cochran 1
69 Mike Huey 1
70 Raymond Brown 1
71 Steve Shaver Vienna WV 1
72 Tony Knowles Tyrone GA 1

Mississippi
1 David Breazeale Four Corners 74
2 Chad Thrash Meridian 44
3 Brian Rickman Columbus 41
4 Rick Rickman Columbus 40
5 Jason Cliburn Star 36
6 Ronny Lee Hollingsworth Northport AL 31
7 Ross Campanovo Clarksdale 26
8 Bo Gordon 25
9 Neil Baggett Shannon 24
10 Greg Fore Greenville 23
11 Rodney Wing Meridian 23
12 Jeremy Broadus Biloxi 22
13 Dane Dacus Lakeland TN 21
14 Jimmy Cliburn Star 21
15 Ray Moore Shreveport LA 21
16 Doug Showah 18
17 Chris Wall Holden LA 17
18 Klint Byars Carrollton 17
19 Anthony Burroughs Athens AL 16
20 Dewayne Estes 16
21 Kenny Merchant West Monroe LA 16
22 Steve Bryan Collinsville 14
23 Chad Washington Greenville 13
24 Clay Fisher Dewitt AR 13
25 Chris McElhenney Decatur 12
26 Dean Carpenter Coldwater 12
27 Jason Brock 12
28 Tombo Callahan 12
29 Jim McDuffie Meridian 11
30 Kyle Beard Trumann AR 11
31 Mike Marlar Winfield TN 11
32 Rob Litton Alexandria LA 11
33 Bub McCool Vicksburg 10
34 Mark Dodson 10
35 Brian Birkhofer Muscatine IA 10
36 Jeremy Glasgow 9
37 Billy Moyer Batesville AR 9
38 Bradley Price 8
39 Justin McRee Woodstock AL 8
40 Brad Banes Learned 7
41 Cliff Williams Star 7
42 Henry Cooper 7
43 Scott Creel Franklinton LA 7
44 Shane Clanton Fayetteville GA 7
45 Wade Byars Carrollton 7
46 Chris Ragan Ramer TN 6
47 David Ashley Zachary LA 6
48 Mark Paul 6
49 Matthew Turner Dawsonville GA 6
50 Pat Nichols 6
51 Dwight Falcon 5
52 Earl Pearson Jr. Jacksonville FL 5
53 Edmond Jenkins 5
54 George Paul 5
55 Keith Miller Sumrall 5
56 Larry Murphy 5
57 Robbie Stuart Deridder LA 5
58 Shep Lucas McKenzie AL 5
59 Brooks Strength 4
60 David Gentry Lewisburg TN 4
61 Clint Smith Senoia GA 4
62 Randy Boyd 4
63 Raymond Taylor 4
64 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg TN 4
65 Stacy Taylor Jacksonville AR 4
66 Dale McDowell Rossville GA 3
67 Daniel Moore 3
68 Jamie McClain 3
69 Jay Burchfield 3
70 Keith House 3
71 Kevin Sitton Baytown TX 3
72 Ray Cook Brasstown NC 3
73 Jack Sullivan Greenbriar AR 3
74 Wendell Wallace Batesville AR 3
75 Alex Ashley Zachary LA 2
76 Brent Dillan 2
77 Jake Knowles Tyrone GA 2
78 Jeff Chanler Minden LA 2
79 Joseph Joiner Milton FL 2
80 Chris Madden Gray Court SC 2
81 Lucky Keeton 2
82 B.J. Robinson Blanchard LA 2
83 Ray Mauldin 2
84 Scott Dedwylder Vossburg 2
85 Trey Williams Winnsboro LA 2
86 Allen Tippen Minden LA 1
87 Bubba Mullins West Monroe LA 1
88 Jamie Tollison 1
89 Jason Downs 1
90 Jeff White Koskiusco 1
91 Jeremy Shaw 1
92 Jerry Inmon Bruce 1
93 Jerry Jackson 1
94 Jimmy Owens Newport TN 1
95 Joey Mack Benton MO 1
96 Kyle Cummings Sibley 1
97 Jesse Stovall Galena MO 1
98 Stormy Derryberry 1
99 Riley Hickman Ooltewah TN 1
100 Shannon Lee Lumberton 1
101 Terry English Benton KY 1
102 Timothy Culp West Monroe LA 1

South Carolina
1 Larry Timms Hodges 54
2 Frank Coates Hodges 48
3 Casey Roberts Toccoa GA 43
4 Mike Ashley Greenwood 40
5 Johnny Pursley Clover 39
6 Chris Ferguson Gastonia NC 20
7 Jim Rasey Southington OH 20
8 Mike Measamer Clinton 17
9 Zack Mitchell Enoree 17
10 Colby Cannon Hodges 16
11 Jeff Smith Dallas NC 15
12 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville GA 15
13 Tony Quarles Greenwood 15
14 Chris Lyons Laurens 13
15 Billy Rushton Hodges 12
16 Dennis Franklin Gaffney 12
17 Chris Madden Gray Court 11
18 Furman Parton Union Mills 11
19 John Pursley Clover 11
20 Scott Shirey 11
21 Mike Gault Gaffney 10
22 Brent Dixon Elberton GA 9
23 Danny Howell 8
24 Jeff Cooke Spartanburg 8
25 Ricky Weeks Rutherfordton NC 8
26 Travis Leake Woodruff 6
27 Chad Paxton 5
28 Jordan Bland Concord NC 5
29 Ross Bailes Clover 5
30 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg TN 5
31 Benji Cole Cannon GA 4
32 Dale McDowell Rossville GA 4
33 Randy Smith 4
34 Randy Weaver Crossville TN 4
35 Terry Bullard Saluda 4
36 David Yandle 3
37 Douglas Davis 3
38 Will Vaught Crane MO 3
39 Clint Smith Senoia GA 2
40 Don O'Neal Martinsville IN 2
41 Kelly Thacker 2
42 Steve Davis 2
43 Donnie Austin 1
44 Dustin Mitchell Pine Level NC 1
45 Lee Cooper Greer 1
46 Luke Roffers Concord NC 1
47 Will Bailey 1

Tennessee
1 Jeff Walston Paducah KY 77
2 David Gentry Lewisburg 69
3 Caleb Ashby Cunningham 50
4 Terry English Benton KY 46
5 Mark Haddon Estill Springs 45
6 Anthony Burroughs Muscle Shoals AL 40
7 Mark Fields Lawrenceburg 40
8 Riley Hickman Ooltewah 40
9 Todd Morrow Oldfort 39
10 Jay Brinkley Raus 36
11 Eric Hickerson Linden 34
12 Ray McElhiney Pulaski 33
13 Randy Weaver Crossville 32
14 Tony Morris Murfreesboro 32
15 Jeff Maupin 31
16 Dustin Butler 28
17 David Payne Murphy NC 27
18 Jason McBride Carbondale IL 26
19 Jason Riggs 26
20 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville GA 26
21 Chris Madden Gray Court SC 24
22 Daniel Miller Shelbyville 24
23 Corey Posey Petersburg 22
24 Rick Rogers Knoxville 22
25 Rick Hixson Soddy Daisy 21
26 Ben Kittrell Mount Pleasant 20
27 Chuck Proctor Charlotte 20
28 Josh Putnam Killen AL 19
29 Tanner English Benton KY 19
30 Jeff Walker McMinnville 18
31 Ray Cook Brasstown NC 18
32 Shannon Davis Estill Springs 18
33 Tommy Lawwell Shelbyville 18
34 Charles Zimmerman Cunningham 17
35 Dane Dacus Lakeland 17
36 Jake Knowles Tyrone GA 17
37 Mark Douglas Knoxville 17
38 Bryan Singleton 16
39 Chris Shelton 16
40 Shane Clanton Locust Grove GA 16
41 Billy Ogle Jr. Knoxville 15
42 Chad Ogle Sevierville 15
43 Mark Vineyard 14
44 Vic Hill Mosheim 14
45 Jimmy Owens Newport 13
46 Skip Arp Georgetown 13
47 Carnell Parker III Clarksville 12
48 Clayton Miller 12
49 Ronnie Johnson Chattanooga 12
50 Scott Cook Shelbyville 12
51 Austin Rettig 11
52 Clint Smith Senoia GA 11
53 Kerry Jones 11
54 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg 11
55 Brandon King Decatur AL 10
56 Jacob France 10
57 Jamie Perry Ringgold GA 10
58 Jerry Owens 10
59 Ronny Lee Hollingsworth Newport AL 10
60 Shawn Chastain Murphy NC 10
61 David Brannon 9
62 David Seibers 9
63 John Tweed 9
64 Mike Smith 9
65 Shannon Buckingham Morristown 9
66 Steve Smith Knoxville 9
67 Tim Busha Boaz AL 9
68 Brian Shirley Chatham IL 8
69 David Jackson 8
70 Jeff Watson Campbellsville KY 8
71 Steven Ashby Cunningham 8
72 Anthony White Clinton 7
73 Brandon Kinzer Allen KY 7
74 Dale McDowell Rossville GA 7
75 Derek Ellis Chatsworth GA 7
76 John Minon Jr. 7
77 Josh Johnson 7
78 Keith Frazier 7
79 Mark Mears Decatur AL 7
80 Stacy Boles Clinton 7
81 Tim Brown Paducah KY 7
82 Tommy Kerr Maryville 7
83 Chris Wall Holden LA 6
84 Dan Schlieper Sullivan WI 6
85 Fred Perry 6
86 Jason Welshan Greenback 6
87 Jerry Ashley 6
88 Josh Harris 6
89 Lamar Scoggins 6
90 Matt Odneal 6
91 Mike Marlar Winfield 6
92 Billy Moyer Batesville AR 5
93 Brad Neat Dunnville KY 5
94 Dennis Erb Jr. Carpentersville IL 5
95 Dusty Carver 5
96 Eric Turner Hermitage MO 5
97 Jack Sullivan Greenbriar AR 5
98 Jason Trammell Knoxville 5
99 John Owenby 5
100 Michael Greer 5
101 Mike Hill 5
102 Mike Weeks Friendsville 5
103 Preston Graves 5
104 Rodney Kiker 5
105 Tim McCreadie Watertown NY 5
106 Billy Mayo Cleveland 4
107 Billy Moyer Jr. Batesville AR 4
108 Chris Ferguson Mount Holly NC 4
109 Clint Nichols Shelbyville 4
110 Gabe Wilson 4
111 Gary Christian Broken Bow OK 4
112 Jacob Grizzle Blairsville GA 4
113 Jeep VanWormer Pinconning MI 4
114 Johnny Chastain Murphy NC 4
115 Randy Gifford 4
116 Robert Stutts 4
117 Seth Daniel 4
118 Steve Casebolt Richmond IN 4
119 Steve Francis Ashland KY 4
120 Tim Manville 4
121 William Thomas Phenix City AL 4
122 Brad Coffey 3
123 Cory Holmes 3
124 Jason Feger Bloomington IL 3
125 Josh Richards Shinnston WV 3
126 Kelly Hanvey Cullman AL 3
127 Michael Walker 3
128 Mitchell Lingauer 3
129 Phil Gregory 3
130 Robby Moses 3
131 Rodney Weeks 3
132 Rusty Griffaw Festus MO 3
133 Ryan Unzicker El Paso IL 3
134 Seth McCormack 3
135 Anthony Seibers 2
136 Bryan Hendrix 2
137 Chris Ragan Ramer 2
138 Chub Frank Sugar Grove PA 2
139 Craig Burrows 2
140 Dustin Neat Dunnville KY 2
141 Jeff Echols 2
142 Jeff Sloan 2
143 Keith Helton 2
144 Richie Hedrick Urbana IL 2
145 Rodney Melvin Logan IL 2
146 Scott Creel Franklinton LA 2
147 Skylar Marlar Winfield 2
148 Terry Wolfenbarger 2
149 Tony Chaney 2
150 Travis Greer 2
151 Tyler Landers 2
152 Wendell Wallace Greenbriar AR 2
153 Jim Moon 2
154 Chris Brown Spring TX 1
155 Daniel Baggerly Rural Retreat VA 1
156 Don O'Neal Martinsville IN 1
157 Earl Pearson Jr. Jacksonville FL 1
158 Eric Wells Hazard KY 1
159 Jeff Neubert 1
160 Jerry Jackson 1
161 Jimmy Nowlin 1
162 Kayne Hickman Ooltewah 1
163 Kevin Gill 1
164 Lee Thomason 1
165 Marty Jones 1
166 Rudder Harper 1
167 Todd Brooks 1
168 Tony Simmons 1
169 Alan Rettig 1
170 Marty Calloway 1
171 Kevin Cole 1

Florida
1 Travis Varnadore Dover 42
2 Bryan Bernhardt Clearwater 39
3 David Schmauss Tampa 33
4 Josh Peacock Dover 27
5 Donnie Chappell 18
6 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg TN 17
7 Josh Richards Shinnston WV 16
8 Ivedent Lloyd Jr. Ocala 15
9 Joe Kump 14
10 Shep Lucas McKenzie AL 14
11 Earl Pearson Jr. Jacksonville FL 13
12 Maverick Varnadore 13
13 Tim McCreadie Watertown NY 13
14 Lawton Minchew 12
15 Phillip Cobb Riverview 12
16 Aaron Ridley Chatsworth GA 11
17 Dan Schlieper Sullivan WI 11
18 Wallace Peacock 11
19 Darrell Lanigan Union KY 10
20 Billy Moyer Batesville AR 9
21 Don O'Neal Martinsville IN 9
22 Jimmy Owens Newport TN 9
23 Mark Whitener 9
24 Shannon Babb Mowequa IL 9
25 Brady Smith Solon Springs WI 8
26 David Breazeale Four Corners MS 8
27 Skylar Marlar Winfield TN 8
28 Dennis Erb Jr. Carpentersville IL 7
29 Doug Watson Plant City 7
30 Jack Nosbisch Jr. Riverview 6
31 John Kellum 6
32 Johnny Collins Jacksonville 6
33 Ted Erskine 6
34 Bobby Wolter Jr. Lexington KY 5
35 Darrell Padgett 5
36 Doug Horton Bruceton Mills WV 5
37 Jimmy Waldrop Tampa 5
38 Matt Hartley 5
39 Mike Marlar Winfield TN 5
40 Chad Thrash Meridian MS 4
41 Dale McDowell Rossville GA 4
42 John Koller 4
43 Paul Gibbs 4
44 Ray Cook Brasstown NC 4
45 Jeff Mathews Seffner 4
46 Rodney Wing Whynot MS 4
47 Steve Bryan Collinsville MS 4
48 Austin Hubbard Seaford DE 3
49 Brad Neat Dunville KY 3
50 Brian Birkhofer Muscatine IA 3
51 Eric Jacobsen Seacliff CA 3
52 Frank Wilson Harold 3
53 Jason Kimball 3
54 Keith Miller Sumrall MS 3
55 Matt Miller Waterville OH 3
56 Rodney Melvin Logan IL 3
57 Roger Crouse 3
58 Dennis Williams 3
59 Jason Davis 3
60 Adam Bennett 2
61 Andy Schell 2
62 Arnie Fields Wallingford KY 2
63 Frankie Erskine Jr. 2
64 Alex Boerner 2
65 Steve Miller 2
66 Steve Shaver Vienna WV 2
67 Tim Dohm Cross Lanes WV 2
68 Wayne Chinn Bradford OH 2
69 James Ussery 2
70 Anthony Burroughs Muscle Shoals AL 1
71 Barry Sheffield 1
72 Bobby Richardson 1
73 Chub Frank Sugar Grove PA 1
74 J.R. Hotovy Covert MI 1
75 Jason Phillips Milton 1
76 Jimmy Mars Elk Mound WI 1
77 Larry Anderson 1
78 Rick Eckert York PA 1
79 Steve Francis Ashland KY 1
80 Wayne Shugart 1
81 Perry Brown 1
82 Joseph Joiner 1

Friday, November 19, 2010

One Down, Five More Years To Go!

A couple of months into the 2000 racing season I made the decision to stop compiling the All Iowa Points. The fact that I was very busy and in the midst of the third year of the running the NKF Tour was the primary reason for making that decision. But there was also a level of frustration given the way that results were being edited out of Hawkeye Racing News that sealed the deal. Ten years later, and with a gap from 1999 through 2005 when I do not have the All Iowa Points champions tabulated, I figured that a few missing results here and there were much better than nothing and with the help of Barry Johnson’s archives I am now working on filling in that gap.

Today I completed the 2000 racing season, a season that will be remembered as the year that we lost two superb promoters in Al Frieden and Albert Scott. A year that ended in triumph for Gary Webb as he captured the NASCAR National Championship on the strength of fifteen straight wins at the Dubuque Speedway, and year that saw the “Final Sunset” as Sunset Speedway in Omaha ran its final race ever with Joe Kosiski taking the win. Take a few moments and re-live the past by going to the Points page at Positively Racing and seeing where your favorites of then, and now, ranked in the final rundown of the 2000 All Iowa Points.

For Webb it was a return to the top of the All Iowa Late Model Points, a position that he held for five straight seasons (1993 – 1997) before being bumped by Steve Boley in 1998 and Chris Smyser in 1999. As usual Gary could be found at just about any Late Model event in the Midwest as evidenced by a victory in a Late Model special at Interstate Speedway just across the state line from Sioux City. It was one of the twenty-four feature wins that Webb captured on AIP tracks during the season and this would be his eighth championship overall with titles in 1980 and 1981 as well. Webb’s eight championships ties him now with Ed Sanger (1969, ‘70, ‘71, ‘72, ‘73, ‘75, ‘76 and ‘83) for the most All Iowa Points titles of all time. Will Webb break that tie in 2001? I hope to start working on that year beginning this weekend.

Late Model runner-up Steve Boley tallied sixteen wins on AIP tracks as he claimed the NASCAR All Star Series title in 2000. Joe Kosiski, the 1992 AIP Late Model champion, used his victory at “The Final Sunset” to tie Jeff Aikey for third while Kyle Berck completed the top five. Rick Wages was sixth, Mark Burgtorf seventh, Darrel DeFrance eighth, Darren Miller ninth and the 2000 Deery Brothers Summer Series champion Mike Smith was tenth.

Ron Barker notched fourteen feature wins and earned the 2000 NKF Tour points title on the way to his third All Iowa Points Modified championship. Barker had won the title in 1997 and 1998 before yielding to Troy Folkerts in 1999. The Dubuque driver was also the 1984 All Iowa Points Street Stock champion. Ricky Stephan finished just seven points behind Barker for the 2000 Modifed title while Jeff Walker took third. Rich Lewerke ended up fourth while Bob Dominacki, the 1983 AIP Street Stock champ, took fifth.

The Pro Stock division was still going pretty strong at tracks in east central Iowa while western Iowa and eastern Nebraska tracks were hosting strong fields of Grand National Late Models. These two divisions were combined to determine and All Iowa Points champion and it was Jeremiah Hurst who earned his second championship in the division. John Anderson and Tom Hanson tied for second, Jeff Fallon ranked fourth and Dan Helm, who was nearly unbeatable at Aledo, finished fifth. Sadly the driver who finished tenth in the final standings, Dwight Wrich, lost his life from injuries sustained in a late season accident at the Crawford County Speedway in Denison.

The most dominating driver of the 2000 All Iowa Points racing season was Jeff Anderson of Atlantic who won forty feature races on the way to his first AIP Stock Car championship. Anderson beat out future two-time champ (2006 & 2007) Brian Blessington by 95 points with Dana Wells taking third. Scott Bloemke and Scott Carlson tied for the fourth spot in the final standings.

With fourteen feature wins and a string of consistent top-five finishes Randy Embrey of Granger claimed his first All Iowa Points Hobby Stock championship matching the feat that his father Larry accomplished in 1990 and 1993. Brian Schmitt finished thirty points behind Embrey in second while Damon Murty finished third. Defending (1999) champion Kris Walker took fourth and the 2000 NKF Tour points champion Dan Hanselman ranked fifth.

The year 2000 will go down as the first year that the Limited Modified division points were tabulated with Larry Cook of Fort Dodge being the inaugural champion. Alex Webner, Lance Gardner and Ryan Ruter were next in line while Brian Wendel was the top eastern Iowa driver in fifth.

Terry McCarl dominated the 410 Sprint Car division with sixteen wins and more than twice as many points as runner-up Danny Lasoski. The 2000 All Iowa Points championship would be McCarl’s third straight and fifth overall at the time, and when you add in his 2009 title he now has six and counting. As I fill in the gap from 2001 to 2005 McCarl may just surpass the eight championships of Gary Webb and Ed Sanger.

In the 360 ranks it was Jake Peters earning his first AIP championship edging out Ryan Jamison by just seven points. Gordy Vogelaar ranked third ahead of mid-season leader Tim St. Arnold while Dusty Ballenger completed the top five.

A full rundown of the 2000 All Iowa Points can be found at Positively Racing and work will begin soon on the 2001 season. Check back here on the Back Stretch for updates.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

2010 Late Model Points for Alabama and Arkansas

Alabama

1 Tim Busha Boaz 70
2 Michael McKleroy Muscle Shoals 52
3 Chad Winkles Falkville 50
4 Stacy Holmes Munford 48
5 Mark Mears Decatur 47
6 Ronnie Johnson Chattanooga TN 39
7 Terry Smith Anniston 39
8 Jamie Flannagan Tuscumbia 38
9 Cameron Cherry Pinson 37
10 Anthony Burroughs Athens 33
11 Chris Ragan Chewalla TN 31
12 Bradley Price Hamilton 30
13 Dillon Crim 29
14 Dingus Griffin Alexandria 28
15 Daniel Miller Shelbyville TN 26
16 Danny Peoples Margaret 25
17 Brandon King Decatur 22
18 Mark Dodson 18
19 Corey Holmes 16
20 Kelly Hanvey Cullman 16
21 Jake Knowles Tyrone GA 10
22 James Cline Oxford 10
23 Josh Putnam Killen 10
24 Ray Cook Brasstown NC 10
25 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville GA 9
26 Ryan King 9
27 Chris Mullinax 8
28 David Breazeale Four Corners MS 8
29 Randall Walker Oxford 8
30 Randy Weaver Crossville TN 8
31 Douglas Stewart 7
32 Travis Kress 7
33 Jerry Jackson 6
34 Riley Hickman Ooletwah TN 6
35 Robert Gant Flat Rock 6
36 Ronny Lee Hollingsworth Northport 6
37 Billy Moyer Jr. Batesville AR 5
38 Brandon Kinzer Allen KY 5
39 Buddy Davidson 5
40 Clint Smith Senoia GA 5
41 David Gentry Lewisburg TN 5
42 Steve Francis Ashland KY 5
43 Tony Chaney 5
44 Tony Morris Murfreesboro TN 5
45 William Thomas Phenix City 5
46 Bobby Pruitt 4
47 Chad Smith 4
48 Chris Jones Alabaster 4
49 Chris Madden Gray Court SC 4
50 Chris Wall Holden LA 4
51 Mike Marlar Winfield TN 4
52 Jeremy Glasgow 4
53 Jerry Owens 4
54 Mark Fields 4
55 Ricky Steen 4
56 Rodney Weaver 4
57 Seth Daniels 4
58 Shane Stephens 4
59 Tim Roszell 4
60 Aaron Ridley Chatsworth GA 3
61 Brian Qualls 3
62 Bobby Lowe 3
63 Brandon Brown 3
64 Eric Jacobsen Seacliff CA 3
65 Mark Green 3
66 Montana Dudley Phenix City 3
67 Nick Howell 3
68 Rick Rickman Columbus MS 3
69 Ross Martin 3
70 Seth McCormick 3
71 T.J. Alford Piedmont 3
72 Wendell Wallace Batesville AR 3
73 Chris Brown Spring TX 2
74 Corey Posey 2
75 David Brannon 2
76 Justin Carter 2
77 Mark Stephens Arlington TN 2
78 Ray Alexander 2
79 Ray Mauldin 2
80 Ray McElhiney Pulaski TN 2
81 Terry Kerbough 2
82 Steve Shaver Vienna WV 2
83 Tony Knowles Tyrone GA 2
84 Travis Pennington Winston GA 2
85 Bo Shirley Gadsden 1
86 Brian Booze Marion PA 1
87 Bub McCool Vicksburg MS 1
88 Bubba Franks 1
89 Chris Thomas 1
90 David Jackson 1
91 Dean Carpenter Coldwater MS 1
92 Jerry Ashley 1
93 Mark Gant 1
94 Rod Carroll 1
95 Richard Smith 1
96 Tony Shelton 1
97 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg TN 1

Arkansas

1 Bill Frye Greenbriar 34
2 Kyle Beard Trumann 24
3 Billy Moyer Jr. Batesville 23
4 Jon Mitchell Nash TX 14
5 Rob Litton Alexandria LA 12
6 David Ashley Zachary LA 11
7 Wendell Wallace Batesville 10
8 Jamie Dacus Lakeland TN 9
9 Dane Dacus Lakeland TN 7
10 Jeff Floyd Walnut Ridge 7
11 Gary Christian Broken Bow OK 6
12 Jack Sullivan Greenbriar 6
13 Joey Mack Benton MO 6
14 Ray Moore Shreveport LA 6
15 Jared Landers Batesville 5
16 Dean Carpenter Coldwater MS 5
17 Ronny Adams Shreveport LA 5
18 Jesse Stovall Galena MO 5
19 Allen Tippen Minden LA 4
20 Austin Rettig Sikeston MO 4
21 Brandon Smith Flora 4
22 Chris Holley Dayton TX 4
23 Jeff Chanler Minden LA 4
24 Jimmy Owens Newport TN 4
25 Kevin Sitton Baytown TX 4
26 Kyle Cummings Sibley LA 4
27 Rick Rickman Columbus MS 4
28 Earl Person Jr. Jacksonville FL 3
29 Lee Davis Greenwood LA 3
30 Shane Stephens Arlington TN 3
31 Curtis Cook Conway 2
32 Johnny Virden Greenbriar 2
33 Jon Kirby Russellville 2
34 Terry Phillips Springfield MO 2
35 Mark Stephens Arlington TN 2
36 Brady Smith Solon Springs WI 1
37 Dewaine Hottinger Russelville 1
38 Jody Prince Sibley LA 1
39 Timothy Culp West Monroe LA 1
40 Jerry Buck Paragould AR 1

Friday, November 12, 2010

Georgia and Louisiana Late Models

Here are the final state Late Model point standings for Georgia and Louisiana. Still to come, with events still on the November schedule, are Mississippi, South Carolina, Alabama, North Carolina, Tennessee, Arkansas, Florida and Missouri.

Georgia

1 Ronnie Johnson Chattanooga TN 63
2 Frank Ingram Woodstock 55
3 David Payne Murphy NC 47
4 Derek Ellis Chatsworth 40
5 Tony Knowles Tyrone 38
6 Randy Nichols 36
7 Randy Weaver Crossville TN 34
8 Bruce Taylor Toccoa 33
9 David McCoy Franklin NC 32
10 Ethan Hunter Tiger 31
11 Brent Dixon Elberton 29
12 Casey Roberts Toccoa 26
13 Jody Knowles Tyrone 26
14 Kevin Gibson Ringgold 26
15 Skip Arp Georgetown TN 25
16 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville 23
17 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg TN 22
18 Wayne Echols Cumming 22
19 Benji Cole Cannon 21
20 Billy Ogle Jr. Knoxville TN 21
21 Ray Cook Brasstown NC 20
22 Chris Madden Gray Court SC 19
23 Shane Clanton Locust Grove 19
24 Austin Hubbard Seaford DE 16
25 Sean McGahee 16
26 Lamar Haygood 15
27 Chesley Dixon Swainsboro 14
28 James Roulette 14
29 Jay Smith 14
30 Josh Richards Shinnston WV 14
31 Keith Freeman 14
32 Michael Page 14
33 Ricky Williams 14
34 Dale Thurman 13
35 Clint Smith Senoia 12
36 Luther Jenkins 12
37 Brad Coffey 11
38 Gary Collins 11
39 Jeremy Ledford 11
40 Mike Collins Council Bluffs IA 11
41 Ricky Harvey 11
42 Tommy Kerr Maryville TN 11
43 Gary McPherson 10
44 J.R. Headen 10
45 Lee Sutton 10
46 Mike Weeks Friendsville TN 9
47 Tim Day 9
48 Danny Ledford 9
49 Clayton Turner 8
50 Riley Hickman Ooltewah TN 8
51 Shawn Chastain 8
52 Bo Shirley Gadsden AL 7
53 Darrell Lanigan Union KY 7
54 Ivedent Lloyd Ocala FL 7
55 Jake Knowles Tyrone 7
56 Scott Creel Franklinton LA 7
57 Tim McCreadie Watertown NY 7
58 Lavon Sparks 6
59 Brandon Kinzer Allen KY 5
60 Bub McCool Vicksburg MS 5
61 Chris Wall Holden LA 5
62 Craig Scott 5
63 Dennis Erb Jr. Carpentersville IL 5
64 Brad Neat Dunville KY 4
65 Brent Ervin 4
66 Brian Reese 4
67 Chad Ogle Sevierville TN 4
68 Jimmy Ivester 4
69 Johnny Pursley Clover SC 4
70 Preston Graves 4
71 Ricky Weeks Rutherfordton NC 4
72 Robert Gant Flat Rock AL 4
73 Dennis Franklin Gaffney SC 3
74 Dustin Mincey 3
75 Dusty Chitwood 3
76 Freddy Smith Seymour TN 3
77 Jamie Oliver Murphy NC 3
78 Jason Welshan 3
79 Jeff Cooke Spartanburg SC 3
80 Jeff Smith Dallas NC 3
81 Jordan Bland Concord NC 3
82 John Henderson Aiken SC 3
83 Rick Hixson 3
84 Rodney Martin 3
85 Steve Francis Ashland KY 3
86 William Thomas Phenix City AL 3
87 Phillip Pittman Vidalia 3
88 Dan Schlieper Sullivan WI 2
89 Eric Wells Hazard KY 2
90 Gar Dickson 2
91 Hot Rod Lamance 2
92 Jacob Grizzle Blairsville 2
93 Jimmy Owens Newport TN 2
94 Brady Smith Solon Springs WI 2
95 Chris Ferguson Mount Holly NC 2
96 Stephen Segars 2
97 Steve Shaver Vienna WV 2
98 Stroker Ace 2
99 Todd Hammond 2
100 Tim Busha Boaz AL 2
101 Shannon Babb Mowequa IL 2
102 John Owenby 2
103 Frankie Beard 2
104 Aaron Ridley Chatsworth 1
105 Anthony Hill 1
106 Brandon Haley 1
107 Brett Wyatt 1
108 Daniel Baggerly Rural Retreat VA 1
109 David Breazeale Four Corners MS 1
110 Donnie Barrett 1
111 Jim Rasey Southington OH 1
112 Jack Pennington Winston 1
113 Mark Vineyard Knoxville TN 1
114 Don O'Neal Martinsville IN 1
115 Rodney Weeks 1
116 Sean Harrison 1
117 Seth Wimpey 1
118 Tim Fuller Watertown NY 1
119 Tim King 1
120 Tracy Watson 1
121 Jerry Bradley 1
122 Zack Mitchell 1
123 Ben Faircloth 1

Louisiana

1 Kenny Merchant West Monroe 34
2 Ray Moore Shreveport 32
3 Kyle Cummings Sibley 26
4 Rob Litton Alexandria 17
5 Jody Prince Sibley 16
6 Ronny Adams Greenwood 15
7 Brock Williams Leesville 14
8 Allen Tippen Minden 12
9 Bill Frye Greenbriar AR 11
10 Donald Watson Greenwell Springs 10
11 Kevin Sitton Baytown TX 8
12 Wendell Wallace Greenbriar AR 8
13 Jeff Chanler Minden 7
14 David Ashley Zachary 6
15 Bubba Mullins West Monroe 6
16 Jon Mitchell Nash TX 6
17 Chris Wall Holden 5
18 Jesse Stovall Galena MO 5
19 Mark Andrews 5
20 Robbie Starnes Baytown TX 5
21 Jack Sullivan Greenbriar AR 4
22 Joey Mack Benton MO 4
23 Kyle Beard Trumann AR 4
24 Raymond Taylor 4
25 Alex Ashley Zachary 3
26 Chris Holley Dayton TX 3
27 Jim Bryant 3
28 Brandon Smith Floral AR 2
29 Butch Patton 2
30 Morgan Bagley Longview TX 2
31 Drew Ziegler 1
32 Billy Moyer Jr. Batesville AR 1
33 B.J. Robinson 1
34 Odie Green Fouke AR 1
35 Robbie Stuart Deridder 1
36 Jon Kirby Russelville AR 1

Monday, November 8, 2010

Monday Notes.....

A few thoughts as Christine takes the wheel on our way back from a fun weekend in Tulsa….

Cody Darrah, the youngster from Pennsylvania who was all set for his rookie campaign with the World of Outlaws behind the wheel of one of the Kasey Kahne Motorsports sprinters before a highway accident in Volusia County broke his femur in February, returned in grand style on Halloween weekend by winning the winged sprint feature at Hagerstown, Maryland. It was Darrah’s first race since his injury. During that same weekend Brad Sweet wheeled one of Kahne’s cars to the $15,000 Short Track Nationals victory at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock. It will be interesting to see if Darrah gets a mulligan on that rookie campaign with Kahne in 2011.

If you are a Modified fan mark your calendar for April 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th as the Deer Creek Speedway near Racine, Minnesota, will stage the $20,000-to-win “World Modified Dirt Track Championship”. The event will run under USMTS rules, but will not be one of the series point races. Drivers can choose to qualify on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday night and if they pay an extra entry fee they can purchase a “mulligan” that will allow them to throw out their first night and try again on Thursday or Friday. Interesting concept, now we just need to have some favorable spring weather in southeast Minnesota!

If you haven’t listened to Dewain Hulett’s CFF Racing Show found at the Tri-State Speed Review lately you have missed out on one of the juicier off-season side stories in some time. Rumors hit the street, and of course the message boards a few weeks back indicating that eight tracks were going to switch from IMCA sanctioning to USRA sanctioning. Kudos to Hulett for going straight to the folks who were at the center of the rumored scenario and getting them to go on the record while asking some tough questions. The result was two different versions of the tale, but at this point it appears that those eight tracks will remain with IMCA for some time to come. Listening to these interviews is quite intriguing and I have enjoyed the different conclusions that “forum posters” have come to even though they are hearing the exact same thing showing how a certain bias can sway you one way or another. One thing is for certain though, if not for these interviews, that original forum post that talked about the rumors would be 20 or 30 pages long by now. Funny how facts can get in the way of a good forum post, isn’t it?

Southeast Iowa hobby stock driver Tanner Thomann was the co-host with Hulett on these shows and Thomann is unique in the fact that he is the only driver from that division in this area that has openly expressed his support for a move to the IMCA sanctioning of Hobby Stocks at 34 Raceway and Lee County. The interesting note here is that Thomann is not some back marker wanting to even out the playing field; he is a track champion. We’ll see if that idea gets any traction around here, I know that northeast Iowa driver Steve Holthaus would support Thomann by telling his story of how he went from thinking that 9:1 motors were the dumbest idea ever, to how he feels today after making the change.

Did you know that for the past forty-three days it has only rained on three of those days here in southeast Iowa? Of course two of those were the weekend that we tried to run Shiverfest at the Lee County Speedway in Donnellson. That makes two years in a row that Mother Nature has picked up all five “feature wins”, do you think she is trying to tell us something?

I talked to my buddy “Herb” today and he wondered when my son Morgan was going to update his Open Wheel News and Notes blog again. Well Herbie, not only is Mo busy with school, but he has something else distracting him as well.

I can’t say that I blame him for not finding the time to post a new blog entry!

There will be a couple of changes at Positively Racing for 2011. The first will be on the Calendar where we will try to expand the Special Events schedule to include all events at tracks in Iowa and all of the states that border the Hawkeye state. We will do our best to keep up with changes, additions and subtractions on the Specials calendar as the season plays out as I have heard from several people this past year that they actually found a mid-week event by accessing our calendar. On the Weekly calendar we will now only list those tracks that are included in the All Iowa Points. The other change is that we will no longer tabulate the All Missouri Points in 2011. I know that there are several drivers, especially in the B-Mod ranks, who have paid close attention to the Missouri standings again this year, but looking at the page view statistics for the site we are just not getting enough looks to justify the time that goes in to tabulating the points. There is one more points-paying event on the schedule, at the Springfield Raceway on Thanksgiving weekend, and after that we will post the final points for about a month before taking them down. If anybody in the Show-Me state is interested in picking up the ball and keeping the points alive in 2011 let me know and I will be happy to share the spreadsheets with you.

Speaking of Missouri, The Racin’ Boys will debut a new weekly internet audio program tonight, November 8th, as Kirk Elliott will host the KC Race Report. This show will focus on tracks right around the Kansas City metro area and was developed after it was noted that perhaps their Track Talk show that runs on Sports Radio 810 WHB every Saturday morning had become more national in scale.

I'm getting closer to completing the first year (2000) of my research to close the gap of when I did not compile the All Iowa Points. Here are the top ten in each division through August 23, 2000. We will have the full rundown on the Points page at Positively Racing once I get through the remaining weeks of that 2000 season.

Late Models

1 Gary Webb Blue Grass 189
2 Steve Boley West Liberty 133
3 Jeff Aikey Cedar Falls 116
4 Darrel DeFrance Marshalltown 105
5 Joe Kosiski Omaha NE 105
6 Mark Burgtorf Quincy IL 101
7 Mike Smith Jewell 99
8 Kyle Berck Marquette NE 97
9 Rick Wages Moline IL 96
10 Chris Smyser Lancaster MO 87

Modifieds

1 Ron Barker Dubuque 137
2 Ricky Stephan South Sioux City NE 115
3 Rich Lewerke Garner 113
4 Bob Dominacki Bettendorf 101
5 Adam Larson Ames 96
6 John Logue Boone 93
7 Dave Farren Des Moines 92
8 Rich Smith Davenport 92
9 Kevin Pittman Waterloo 88
10 Al Hejna Ventura 87
11 Jeff Walker Davenport 87

Pro Stocks/Limited Late Models

1 Jeremiah Hurst Dubuque 87
2 Tom Hanson Vinton 87
3 John Anderson Omaha NE 62
4 Bobby Sexton West Branch 58
5 Dan Helm Milan IL 55
6 Jeff Tharp Dubuque 55
7 Lloyd Nabb Maquoketa 53
8 Roger Ciesielski Waterloo 53
9 Don Erger Brandon 52
10 Jeff Fallon Elkhorn NE 50
11 Kyle Berck Marquette NE 50
12 Leon Zeitner Omaha NE 50

Stock Cars

1 Jeff Anderson Atlantic 226
2 Brian Blessington Breda 140
3 Dana Wells Moscow 130
4 Scott Bloemke Belmond 120
5 Scott Carlson Council Bluffs 104
6 Steve Jackson Des Moines 93
7 Kevin Bidne Decorah 85
8 Brian Bushong Colona IL 81
9 Ed Anderson Marshalltown 81
10 Mark Elliott Webster City 81

Hobby Stocks

1 Randy Embrey Granger 131
2 Brian Schmitt Wall Lake 115
3 Damon Murty Chelsea 108
4 Dan Hanselman Algona 102
5 John Davis Altoona 98
6 Ryan Griffith Webster City 92
7 Jeff Zehr Manson 90
8 Kris Walker Oskaloosa 90
9 Terry Shaffer State Center 87
10 Earl Webner Garner 85

Limited Modifieds

1 Larry Cook Fort Dodge 127
2 Alex Webner Garner 69
3 Ed Green Garner 64
4 Ryan Ruter Kanawha 58
5 Gary Dreyer Fowler IL 57
6 Brian Wendel Clarence 56
7 Lance Gardner Garner 55
8 Brad Willier Mason City 52
9 Jared Boumeester Waseca MN 44
10 Mike Meyer New Richland MN 44

410 Sprints

1 Terry McCarl Altoona 103
2 Jeff Mitrisin Oskaloosa 41
3 Danny Lasoski Dover MO 38
4 Steve Kinser Bloomington IN 37
5 Don Droud Jr. Lincoln NE 36
6 Sammy Swindell Bartlett TN 30
7 Mark Kinser Bloomington IN 29
8 Chad Radel Sioux Falls SD 20
9 Matt Moro Des Moines 20
10 Craig Dollansky Elk River MN 19

360 Sprints

1 Jake Peters Sioux Falls SD 60
2 Tim St. Arnold Des Moines 53
3 Gordy Vogelaar Worthington MN 50
4 Ryan Jamison Mediapolis 49
5 Dusty Ballanger Harrisburg SD 41
6 Tyson Hart Monmouth IL 40
7 Justin Henderson Sioux Falls SD 39
8 Matt Spies Spirit Lake 35
9 Chad Meyer Sioux Falls SD 34
10 David Hesmer Marshalltown 34

That’s it for now, enjoy your week and as I look out the window it sure looks like nice weather for some racing!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

More Late Model State Points: Ohio, Maryland, Kentucky, Pennsylvania and California

Ohio

1 Rusty Schlenk Jackson MI 106
2 Barry Doss Sardinia 65
3 Cody Parker 59
4 Chris Garnes 58
5 Chris Carpenter 53
6 Brian Ruhlman Clarklake MI 51
7 Jason Flory Creston 48
8 R.J. Conley Wheelersburg WV 48
9 Ryan Markham Ashland 47
10 Jason Jameson Lawrenceburg IN 44
11 Duane Chamberlain Richmond IN 43
12 Donnie Moran Dresden 42
13 Shane McLoughlin 42
14 Wayne Maffett Jr. 40
15 Eddie Carrier Salt Rock WV 39
16 Doug Drown Wooster 38
17 Ryan Missler Bellevue 37
18 Wayne Chinn Bradford 37
19 Doug Dodd Cambridge 33
20 John Whitney Middletown 32
21 Charlie Duncan 31
22 Greg Oliver Jackson 30
23 Dave Hornikel 29
24 Delmas Conley Wheelersburg WV 28
25 Jeff Babcock Wayne 27
26 Josh McGuire Grayson KY 27
27 Rick Combs Cincinnati 27
28 Weston Hutchison 27
29 Zack Dohm Cross Lanes WV 27
30 Jeep VanWormer Pinconning MI 26
31 Larry Bond 26
32 Casey Noonan Sylvania 25
33 Chad Stapleton 25
34 Kyle Bates 25
35 Matt Miller Whitehouse 25
36 Josh Tidwell 24
37 Steve Casebolt Richmond IN 24
38 Jackie Boggs Grayson KY 23
39 Rod Conley Wheelersburg WV 23
40 Jon Henry Ada 22
41 Devin Shiels 20
42 Dona Marcoullier Houghton Lake MI 20
43 Jeff Burdette Parkersburg WV 20
44 Tim Dohm Cross Lanes WV 20
45 Devin Moran Dresden 19
46 Tyler Carpenter 19
47 Audie Swartz 18
48 Bart Hartman Zanesville 17
49 Chris Wilson 17
50 Curtis Roberts Coleman MI 17
51 Kevin Wagner 17
52 Ray Cook Brasstown NC 16
53 Rick DeLong Whitehouse 16
54 Darrell Lanigan Union KY 15
55 Jason Montgomery Jackson 15
56 Mike Meyers 15
57 Andy Bond 14
58 Mark Morrison 14
59 Robby Hensley 14
60 Bryan Casey 13
61 Chad Smith 13
62 Nick Bocock 13
63 Dillon Huron 12
64 Freddie Carpenter 12
65 George Lee 12
66 J.R. Gentry 12
67 Jeremy Canada 12
68 Mark Banal 12
69 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg TN 12
70 Tim Prince 12
71 Dale McDowell Rossville GA 11
72 Dusty Moore Swanton 11
73 Earl Pearson Jr. Jacksonville FL 11
74 Justin Chance 11
75 Ty Myers 11
76 Billy Moyer Batesville AR 10
77 Rick Aukland Fargo ND 10
78 Rody Schroyer 10
79 Derek Fisher 9
80 K.C. Burdette 9
81 Lance Elson 9
82 Larry Kingseed 9
83 Shannon Thornsberry Martin KY 9
84 Steve Kester 9
85 Jason Feger Bloomington IL 8
86 Josh Bocock 8
87 Josh Richards Shinnston WV 8
88 Mark Frazier 8
89 Tim McCreadie Watertown NY 8
90 Anthony Kinkade 7
91 Brad Neat Dunville KY 7
92 Chet Alexander 7
93 Corey Conley Wellsburg WV 7
94 Dennis Erb Jr. Carpentersville IL 7
95 Don O'Neal Martinsville 7
96 Justin Ratliff Campbellsville KY7
97 Keith Berner Millersburg 7
98 Ken Hahn 7
99 Rob Blair Titusville OH 7
100 Dan Morrison Newport 6
101 Dan Wallace Toledo 6
102 Eric Myers 6
103 Frank Heckenast Jr. Orland Park IL 6
104 Kenny Christy 6
105 Larry Pickelheimer Jr. 6
106 Mike Bores 6
107 Ralph Withem 6
108 Victor Lee Stanford KY 6
109 Brian Shirley Chatham IL 5
110 Chris Keller 5
111 Clint Smith Senoia GA 5
112 Dave Hess Jr. Waterford PA 5
113 Dick Barton Ashville NY 5
114 Greg Johnson Bedford IN 5
115 Gregg Satterlee Rochester Mills PA 5
116 Jared Miley South Park PA 5
117 Jason Perry 5
118 Jimmy Cobb 5
119 Josh Scott 5
120 Mike Wilson 5
121 Rick Eckert York PA 5
122 Brad Eitniear Defiance 4
123 Brett Kennard 4
124 Chris Brown Spring TX 4
125 Clint Coffman 4
126 D.J. Cline 4
127 Daniel Williams 4
128 Chub Frank Sugar Grove PA 4
129 Jeremie Bretz 4
130 Greg Baumberger 4
131 Jack Sullivan Greenbriar AR 4
132 Jerry Bowersock 4
133 Jesse Wisecarver 4
134 Keith Tish 4
135 Larry Holbrook 4
136 Marty O'Neal Spencer IN 4
137 Mike Lonas 4
138 Paul Devoll 4
139 Steve Shaver Vienna WV 4
140 Tim Carpenter 4
141 Curtis Deisenroth 3
142 D.J. Miller 3
143 David Scott Garland PA 3
144 Erick Christian 3
145 Ernie Haynes 3
146 Jeff Alsip 3
147 John Sizemore 3
148 Kevin Reeve 3
149 Rick Bond 3
150 Rocky Owens 3
151 Ronnie Mayle 3
152 Roy Roush 3
153 Ryan Unzicker El Paso IL 3
154 Skylar Marlar Winfield TN 3
155 Terry Hicks 3
156 Tony Roush 3
157 Wendell Wallace Greenbriar AR 3
158 Ben Adkins West Portsmouth 2
159 Bill Blair Jr. 2
160 Billy Gullion 2
161 Brad Malcuit 2
162 Brandon Kinzer Allen KY 2
163 Butch Dowdy Jr. 2
164 Chris Hackett Erie PA 2
165 Chris Madden Gray Court SC 2
166 David Powers 2
167 Ed Robinette 2
168 Jared Landers Batesville AR 2
169 Joey Dunseith 2
170 Larry Moran 2
171 Mark Wolters 2
172 Michael Howard West Liberty KY 2
173 Rick Armstrong 2
174 Shane Clanton Locust Grove GA 2
175 Shawn Martin 2
176 Steve Prince 2
177 Tony Hamilton 2
178 Travis Brookover 2
179 Blaine Aber 1
180 Boom Briggs Bear Lake PA 1
181 Brian Gray 1
182 Brian Fisher 1
183 Brian Huron 1
184 Chad Oberson 1
185 Chris Wall Holden LA 1
186 Colton Burdette 1
187 Courtney Clewell 1
188 Daniel Kattine 1
189 Eric Wells Hazard 1
190 Ethan Burgess 1
191 Jason McBride Carbondale IL 1
192 Jeff Esbenshade 1
193 Jake Hawkins 1
194 Jimmy Owens Newport TN 1
195 John Blankenship Williamson 1
196 John Melvin 1
197 Justin Powell 1
198 Kenny Newhouse 1
199 Mark Gardiner 1
200 Mark Queen 1
201 Mike Knight Ripley NY 1
202 Rick Conley Jr. 1
203 Scott James Lawrenceburg 1
204 Skip Watterman 1
205 Tom Sheets 1
206 Tommy Riggs 1
207 Steve Francis Ashland KY 1

Maryland

1 David Williams Charlotte Hall 31
2 Gary Stuhler Greencastle PA 31
3 Jamie Lathroum Mechanicsville 28
4 Alan Sagi Hagerstown 26
5 Dale Hollidge 25
6 Jason Covert York Haven PA 22
7 Andy Anderson Bunker Hill WV 20
8 Frankie Plessinger Big Cove Tannery 20
9 Matt Quade 19
10 Roy Deese Jr. Laurel 19
11 Marvin Winters McConnellsburg PA 15
12 Darryl Hills Great Mills 14
13 Josh Richards Shinnston WV 13
14 Al Shawver Jr. Hamstead 11
15 Kyle Hardy 11
16 Tyler Hershey 11
17 Dylan Yoder Selinsgrove PA 10
18 Dan Stone Thompson PA 9
19 Roland Mann Chupitico 9
20 J.T. Spence Winchester VA 8
21 Jeremy Miller Gettysburg PA 8
22 D.J. Myers Greencastle PA 6
23 Jerry Bard 6
24 Jeff Rine Danville PA 6
25 Bo Feathers 5
26 Boom Briggs Bear Lake PA 5
27 Dan Schlieper Sullivan WI 5
28 Deane Guy 5
29 Jack Pencil Bedford PA 5
30 Jared Miley South Park PA 5
31 Ricky Elliott Seaford DE 5
32 Billy Wampler York Haven PA 4
33 Brian Booze Marion PA 4
34 Don O'Neal Martinsville IN 4
35 Gregg Satterlee Rochester Mills PA 4
36 Keith Jackson Odenton 4
37 Ronnie DeHaven Jr. Winchester VA 4
38 Scott LeBarron 4
39 Steve Francis Ashland KY 4
40 Steve Long 4
41 Tim McCreadie Watertown NY 4
42 Billy Decker Unadilla NY 3
43 Darrell Lanigan Union KY 3
44 Kenny Pettyjohn 3
45 Kyle Lear 3
46 Mike Lupfer Shermansdale PA 3
47 Paul Cursey 3
48 Nick Dickson Lewiston PA 2
49 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg TN 2
50 Austin Hubbard Seaford DE 1
51 D.J. Troutman 1
52 Bryan Bernheisel 1
53 John Blankenship Williamson WV 1
54 Kenny Moreland 1

Kentucky

1 David Webb Nicholasville 61
2 Justin Ratliff Campbellsville 57
3 Victor Lee Stanford 57
4 Derek Fisher 51
5 Skylar Marlar Winfield TN 46
6 Dustin Neat Dunville 45
7 Mike Marlar Winfield TN 45
8 Brandon Fouts Kite 43
9 D.J. Wells Wooten 39
10 Michael Chilton Harrodsburg 38
11 Jackie Boggs Grayson 37
12 Jason Jameson Lawrenceburg IN 37
13 Larry Gray Jr. 37
14 Todd Coffman Junction City KY 37
15 Terry English Benton 36
16 Dustin Linville Bryantsville 34
17 Jeff Walston Paducah 34
18 Aaron Hatton Mount Sterling 33
19 Eddie Carrier Jr. Salt Rock WV 33
20 Josh Williams 32
21 Kevin Cole Christopher IL 32
22 Johnny Wheeler Campbellsville 31
23 Mike Jewell Scottsburg IN 31
24 Jerry Rice Verona 30
25 Chris Combs Isom 28
26 Greg Johnson Bedford IN 28
27 Jeff Watson Campbellsville 27
28 Randy Sellars Mayfield 27
29 Tanner English Benton 27
30 Jason Barrett 26
31 Michael P. Howard West Liberty 25
32 Tim Tungate Campbellsville 23
33 Bobby Carrier Jr. 22
34 Josh McGuire Grayson 21
35 Greg Lucas Whitesburg 20
36 Jimmy Crabtree Ravenna 20
37 Don O'Neal Martinsville IN 19
38 Terry Hicks Willard 18
39 Albert Butcher 17
40 Audie McWilliams Walton 17
41 Terry Simpson 17
42 Scott James Lawrenceburg IN 16
43 Tim Brown Paducah 16
44 Tommy Bailey 16
45 Aaron Ridley Chatsworth GA 15
46 Dillan White Crofton 15
47 Jesse Lay 15
48 John Whitney 15
49 Dylan Thompson 14
50 Raymond Nichols 14
51 Bobby Tackett 13
52 Sean Martin 13
53 Will Vaught Crane MO 13
54 Jamie Ferguson 12
55 Jason McBride Carbondale IL 12
56 Beadie Blackburn 11
57 Eric Wells Hazard 11
58 Steve Francis Ashland 11
59 Billy Moyer Batesville AR 10
60 Jimmy Owens Newport TN 10
61 Paul Harris Prestonburg 10
62 Steve Casebolt Jr. Richmond IN 10
63 Tim Prince 10
64 Dennis Roberson Lexington 9
65 Earl Pearson Jr. Jacksonville FL 9
66 Richie Edwards 9
67 Steve Stollings 9
68 Warnie Allen 9
69 Darrell Lanigan Union 8
70 Dennis Erb Jr. Carpentersville IL 8
71 Mike Strunk 8
72 Rick Combs 8
73 Shannon Thornsberry Martin 8
74 Zack Dohm Cross Lanes WV 8
75 Brandon Green Union 7
76 Jimmy Mars Elk Mound WI 7
77 Joey Daniel 7
78 Lee Devasier 7
79 Ritchie Edwards 7
80 Wesley Brummett 7
81 Anthony Reams 6
82 Arnie Fields 6
83 Brian Smith 6
84 Carl Dillow 6
85 Chase McWhorter 6
86 Cody Mahoney Madison IN 6
87 David Powers 6
88 Duane Chamberlain Richmond IN 6
89 Jason Feger Bloomington IL 6
90 Mike Weeks Friendsville TN 6
91 Nicky Pennington 6
92 Scott Bloomquist Mooresville TN 6
93 Tommy Riggs 6
94 Tony Hamilton 6
95 Anthony Adams 5
96 Bart Hartman Zanesville OH 5
97 Brian Pennington 5
98 Daniel Hatcher 5
99 Jason Perry 5
100 Ken Schrader Concord NC 5
101 Mark Walters 5
102 Tim Rivers 5
103 Barry Doss 4
104 Brian Shirley Chatham IL 4
105 Daniel Williams 4
106 David Smith 4
107 Jacob Curnett 4
108 Jeff Johnson 4
109 Jeremy Hines 4
110 Keith Bills 4
111 Lee Thomason 4
112 Mark Queen 4
113 Mark Sturgill 4
114 Mike Ratliff 4
115 Randy Meador 4
116 Rod Carter 4
117 Ryan Unzicker El Paso IL 4
118 Shane Murray 4
119 Shon Flanary Mount Carmel TN 4
120 Steve Barnett Franklin IN 4
121 Terry Stollings 4
122 Bennie Butcher 3
123 Billy James Sikeston MO 3
124 Billy Moyer Jr. Batesville AR 3
125 Brandon Kinzer Allen 3
126 Brian Birkhofer Muscatine IA 3
127 Dan Schlieper Sullivan WI 3
128 Daniel Baggerly 3
129 Dennis Barton 3
130 Donnie Everman 3
131 Glenn Booth 3
132 Greg Oliver Jackson OH 3
133 Jarryd Holshouser 3
134 Jeremy Hall 3
135 Jordan Bland Campbellsville 3
136 Marty O'Neal Spencer IN 3
137 Mike Sampson 3
138 Steve Elliott 3
139 Tommy Kerr Maryville TN 3
140 Tyler Reddick 3
141 Jim Moon 3
142 Bill Blair Jr. 2
143 Bobby Wolter Jr. Lexington 2
144 Brad Neat Dunville 2
145 Chris Hall 2
146 Chris Ruble 2
147 Chris Wilson 2
148 David Spille 2
149 Jamie Maggard 2
150 Jeep VanWormer Pinconning MI 2
151 John Gill Mitchell IN 2
152 Keith Smith 2
153 Kent Robinson 2
154 Kevin Wagner 2
155 Matt Jobe 2
156 Nick Lyons Centralia IL 2
157 Rob Starkey 2
158 Rod Conley Wheelersburg WV 2
159 Steve Waggoner 2
160 Vic Hill Mosheim TN 2
161 Warnie Allen Jr. 2
162 Adrian Nichols 1
163 Billy Ogle Jr. Knoxville TN 1
164 Brady Smith Solon Springs WI 1
165 Chad Smith 1
166 Chad Stapleton 1
167 Chris Maynar 1
168 Clarence Belcher 1
169 Curt Phillips 1
170 Freddy Brock 1
171 Greg Hansford 1
172 Hunter Jessup 1
173 Jack Fields 1
174 Jake Henry 1
175 Jason Riggs Harrisburg IL 1
176 Jeff Rawlings 1
177 John Rayburn 1
178 John Tindal Fancy Farm 1
179 Lee Logan 1
180 Paul Davis 1
181 Ray Cook Brasstown NC 1
182 Robby Hensley 1
183 Roger Dilley 1
184 Shannon Babb Mowequa IL 1
185 Terry Tomlison 1
186 Wayne Chinn Tipp City OH 1
187 Zane Powell 1
188 Shaun Flint 1
189 Tim Patrick 1
190 Matt Miller Waterville OH 1

Pennsylvania

1 Jeff Rine Danville 102
2 Dave Hess Jr. Waterford 93
3 Jared Miley South Park 93
4 Scott Haus 68
5 Sammy Stile Charleroi 62
6 Gregg Satterlee Rochester Mills 59
7 Jeremy Miller Gettysburg 59
8 Jim Yoder Selinsgrove 56
9 Jason Covert York Haven 51
10 Clate Copeman Greensburg 50
11 Waylon Wagner 50
12 Steve Campbell Danville 48
13 John Britsky Indiana 47
14 Mike Johnson Imperial 43
15 Steve Everhart Holidaysburg 43
16 Dylan Yoder 42
17 D.J. Myers Greencastle 40
18 Keith Jackson Odenton MD 40
19 Mike Knight Ripley NY 40
20 Lynn Geisler 38
21 Doug Horton Bruceton Mills WV 37
22 Matt Lux Franklin 37
23 Steve Baker Morgantown WV 37
24 Rob Blair Titusville 36
25 Boom Briggs Bear Lake 33
26 Greg Fetters 32
27 Mitch Hack 31
28 Ron Delano Jr. 30
29 Coleby Frye Dover 28
30 Doug Eck 28
31 Dane Laraway 27
32 Josh Richards Shinnston WV 27
33 Chris Hackett Erie 26
34 Mel Minnick Jr. Uniontown 26
35 Ron Davies Warren 26
36 Scott Rhodes 25
37 Bob Gordon 24
38 Bobby Stokes 24
39 Brandon Burgoon McDonald 24
40 Jamie Lathroum Mechanicsville MD 24
41 Nick Dickson Lewistown 24
42 Bump Hedman Sugar Grove 23
43 Jack Pencil Bedford 23
44 Keith Barbara South Park 23
45 Ben Miley 22
46 Derek Byler Belleville 22
47 Chub Frank Sugar Grove 21
48 Chuck Clise Frostburg MD 21
49 Gary Beward 21
50 John Flinner Zelienople 20
51 Matt Parks 20
52 Shane Clanton Locust Grove GA 20
53 Tim Wilson 20
54 Dave Murdick 19
55 Jim Stephens Pittsburgh 18
56 Darrell Lanigan Union KY 17
57 Gary Dalton Morgantown WV 17
58 John Mollick Toronto OH 17
59 Alex Ferree Saxonburg 16
60 Andy Boozel 16
61 Donnie Schick 16
62 Scott Johnson 16
63 Chad McClellan Stoystown 15
64 Dan Lee 15
65 Dan Stone Thompson 15
66 Luke Hoffner 15
67 David Scott Garland 14
68 Devin Friese Mercersburg 14
69 Jake Shady 14
70 Tony Adams 14
71 Doug Glessner 13
72 Dwayne Taneyhill 13
73 Jared Hawkins Fairmont WV 13
74 John Garvin Jr. Sarver 13
75 Kyle Rhoades 13
76 Davey Johnson Latrobe 12
77 Gary Stuhler Greencastle 12
78 Mason Ziegler 12
79 Allen Lemin James Creek 11
80 Chuck Harper Beverly WV 11
81 Dave Zona 11
82 Rick Eckert York 11
83 Rick Singleton 11
84 Shawn Claar 11
85 George Fultz 10
86 Rick Davis 10
87 Billy Eash 9
88 Brett Schadel 9
89 Jason Dupont Lewis Run 9
90 Jeff Smith 9
91 Jeremy Ohl 9
92 John Volpe 9
93 Scott Lebarron Dover 9
94 Tim Gray 9
95 Bob Dunn 8
96 Brady Smith Solon Springs WI 8
97 Denton Boyer 8
98 Robbie Scott 8
99 Billy Holbert 7
100 Bob Close Eldred 7
101 Bud Barton 7
102 Chris Rhodes 7
103 Jason Morell 7
104 Jeff Ferguson 7
105 Matt Cosner 7
106 Matt Gaston 7
107 Scott Gurdak 7
108 Tim McCreadie Watertown NY 7
109 Todd Baumgardner 7
110 Brent Rhebergen Clymer NY 6
111 Bruce Hordusky 6
112 Dan Swartzlander 6
113 Dutch Davies 6
114 Eric Hons 6
115 Jim Kutas 6
116 Ken Schaltenbrand 6
117 Ken Trevitz 6
118 Mike Hess 6
119 Rod Phillips 6
120 Steve Francis Ashland KY 6
121 Tim Smith Jr. 6
122 Vic Coffey Watertown NY 6
123 Chris Farrell 6
124 Billy Dickson 5
125 Chad Valone Warren 5
126 Clint Smith Senoia GA 5
127 Dick Barton Ashville NY 5
128 Jim Bernheisel 5
129 Jimmy Owens Newport TN 5
130 L.C. Powers 5
131 Mark Banal St. Clairsville OH 5
132 Tony Musolino II 5
133 Andy Anderson Bunker Hill WV 4
134 Andy Kania 4
135 Billy Moyer Batesville AR 4
136 Brian Birkhofer Muscatine IA 4
137 Darryl Hills 4
138 Dave Lyon 4
139 Jason Rider 4
140 Jeff Miller 4
141 Jim Lepro 4
142 Jimmy Mars Elk Mound WI 4
143 Matt Murphy 4
144 Matt Sponaugle 4
145 Mike Lupfer 4
146 Mike Norris 4
147 Scott Flickinger 4
148 Wally Fox 4
149 Greg Oakes 4
150 Brian Booze Marion 3
151 Bryan Bernheisel Lebanon 3
152 Bryon Sipe 3
153 Darrell Bossard 3
154 Dennis Lunger Jr. Albion 3
155 Harry Miller 3
156 Jere Wierman 3
157 Russ King Bristol OH 3
158 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg TN 3
159 Tim Fedder Newport 3
160 Tim Senic 3
161 Todd Snook 3
162 Tyler Hershey 3
163 Will Vaught Crane MO 3
164 Eric Moore 3
165 Larry Wright Phoenix NY 3
166 Dereck Frank 3
167 Chris Harr 2
168 Dale McDowell Rossville GA 2
169 Doug Dodd Cambridge OH 2
170 Earl Pearson Jr. Jacksonville FL 2
171 Frankie Plessinger Big Cove Tannery 2
172 James Cornell 2
173 Ricky Elliott Seaford DE 2
174 Ryan Nearhood 2
175 Al Shawver Jr. 2
176 Booper Bare Rockbridge Baths VA 2
177 Jake Hawkins 2
178 Andy Haus 1
179 Bob Hershman 1
180 Craig Wagaman 1
181 Darryl Charlier 1
182 Derrick Casner 1
183 Doug Crawford 1
184 Eric Matthews 1
185 J.T. Spence 1
186 Jason Miller 1
187 Joe Harvey 1
188 John Lacki 1
189 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville GA 1
190 Kyle Lukon 1
191 Matt Cochran 1
192 Randy Lobb 1
193 Ron Kline 1
194 Steve Shaver Vienna WV 1
195 Tommy Beck Murrysville 1
196 Dwayne Brooks 1
197 Darren Peters Stevensville ONT 1
198 Tim Murphy 1

California

1 Mike Kirby Torrance 49
2 Jeff Decker Morgan Hill 46
3 Mike Johnson Lompoc 42
4 Clay Daly Watsonville 38
5 Steve Drake San Luis Obispo 33
6 John Silva Fremont 30
7 Nick Bartels El Segundo 30
8 Anthony Restad Santa Rosa 28
9 Paul Guglielmoni 23
10 Bobby Hogge IV Salinas 22
11 John Lowrey Bakersfield 19
12 Tommy Malcolm 17
13 Andy Obertello 11
14 Brad Pounds Bakersfield 9
15 Chris Shannon Merced 7
16 Robert Sanders Bakersfield 7
17 Dino Napier 6
18 Richard Papenhausen 6
19 Randy Shafer 5
20 Trevor Glaser Tangent OR 5
21 A.J. Kirkpatrick 4
22 Chevy McGinnis 4
23 Chris Barnett 4
24 Carla Laney 3
25 Rod Arnold 3
26 Bill Bartels 2
27 Clarke Guglielmoni 2
28 Dean Devolder 2
29 Devin Crockett 2
30 Jason Papich 2
31 Jason Selvidge 2
32 Johnny Malcolm 2
33 Mike Hixson 2
34 Rick Shafer 2
35 Scott Pounds 2
36 Steve Johnson 2
37 Chet Buckley Lompoc 1
38 Cody Barnett 1
39 Duane Cleveland 1
40 Logan Drake 1
41 Nick Perivolaris 1
42 Ron Bartels El Segundo 1

Monday, November 1, 2010

A Trip To Butler Wraps Up The 2010 Season

All the factors were in place on Sunday afternoon for one last racing adventure for the 2010 season. The weather forecast for west central Missouri was for dry weather, a little windy but dry. The Butler Motor Speedway had an interesting show lined up featuring Late Models, Modifieds, B-Modifieds and couple of more support classes. And perhaps most importantly, the show was scheduled for a 3 p.m. start time meaning that I could leave at a reasonable time and likely get back home by midnight or a little after given the five-hour one-way trip. So I called my colleague Kevin Trittien (TapFan’s Tours) to see if he wanted to join me and the trip was on!!

If you are like me, when you have not yet attended a track, you build a picture of it in your mind based upon things that you have heard about it, read about it, seen in pictures from the internet or even from the glimpse that you can get of it when you drive by. Sometimes the picture that you build in your mind is pretty close to reality, while other times you are surprised by just how far off you were. For instance, when I went to Mason City for the first time I was surprised by how big of a track it was and by how black the dirt was. And when I went to Decorah for the first time I had no idea about the O-shaped surface and just how cool it was to sit in that old covered grandstand with the hills of northeast Iowa surrounding you. (yes, I’m getting sappy in my older years). Butler Motor Speedway or BMS as it is known sits just off the east side of the four lanes of Highway 71 and if you didn’t have one of Allen Brown’s Speedway Directories I don’t think you’d have a chance of figuring out just how to get there once you left the highway. You can’t see much from 71 and I have slowed down and tried to get as good as a look as I could the five or six times that I have driven by it the past few years. From those glances, and from the other methods of building a mental picture that I mentioned above, I was pleasantly surprised when we arrived and found a nice and wide, gradually banked track that was larger than I had imagined.

The track prep crew had done a nice job of getting enough water into the surface to not only ward off the mid-day sun, but to stand up to a stiff wind out of the east that was blowing straight into the faces of us race fans. For a “day race” on a dirt track, we saw some good action during the heats and the first couple of features before ol’ BMS rubbered up and locked down for the Modified and Late Model main events. That wind was chilly, but with a little extra water around the edges during intermission, it was more a coating of residual rubber that I had to scrub off my face and out of my ears when I finally returned home rather than dirt.

The Factory Stocks were the first feature to hit the track and it was Don Dannar who showed that the high-line was usable as he drove past Paul Snyder mid-race for the lead and then went on to victory. Brian Ziegler also moved past Snyder to finish second while “The Wellsville Wonder” Snyder took third. Twenty-three B-Mods took to the track next and, as anticipated, there were a number of cautions to deal with. Bobby Maggard used the outside of row one starting spot to take the early lead from pole-sitter J.C. Morton with Jay Lamons running in third. It seemed like we were getting in one lap at a time with the cautions, but for the restarts with the double-file realignments I noted something interesting. It was announced that the second-place driver was given a choice of starting on that first double row on the inside or the outside, but for some reason Morton and Lamons kept choosing the inside. Makes sense, huh? A daytime racetrack, the bottom line has to be the better choice, right? Wrong. When Morton was running second under green, he’d restart on the inside and Lamons would ride the high groove off of four to take second for the next scored lap. The caution would come out again, Lamons would start on the inside and Morton would regain the second spot. This seemed to go back and forth at least four times leaving Kevin and I to wonder if they truly were “choosing” to restart on the bottom. This little sidebar ended though on lap six when the caution waved for a car that had spun in turn two, but well after the caution waved there apparently was contact between our two contenders for the runner-up spot and Morton went spinning down the frontstretch. After some heated discussion with track officials Morton ended up in the pits while the announcer said that Lamons would be headed that way as well only to have him then restart the race from the rear.

While all of this lap-by-lap action and additional drama was playing out, the man to watch was Mike Striegel. The driver from Hermitage had an impressive run in his heat race come to an end when he popped a right front tire, so he had started this event from outside of row eleven. And now, for this lap six restart, he would now be the driver on the inside of that first double row. Maggard did his best to hold him off, but with four laps remaining Bobby drifted a bit off of turn two and that was all that Striegel needed to get past him and go on to claim an impressive victory, whether it was day or night! Maggard continued to fade and eventually pulled off the track leaving Andrew Smith to finish second, Eric Tinderholt was third, Andy Beauchamp took fourth and Mark Evinger ran in fifth. Striegel wasn’t the only one who made up ground as Smith started tenth, Tinderholt came from thirteenth and Evinger started in the 19th position.

The Street Stock feature was next although three of the nine cars involved also ran in the Factory Stock division. All eight however were left wondering how in the heck they were supposed to keep up with Sundance Keeper as he cruised to an easy victory.

Twenty-five cars made the call for the Modified feature event and it took four tries and a single-file starting grid before one lap would be completed. Once under green you could tell that the track had become lightning fast, but incredibly one-grooved and it was pole-sitter Chad Lyle’s race to win or lose. The veteran driver out of Lone Jack who has made an impressive comeback from health issues earlier in the season is too good to “lose” a race like this and he cruised the entire distance out front for the $1,500 victory. Shad Badder started third and finished second, Terry Schultz started third and finished third, Aaron Marrant moved from sixth to fourth and Jody Tillman finished where he started in fifth.

A short field of eleven Late Models signed in, but by feature time only eight remained and there was no stopping Matt Johnson as he went flag-to-flag for the win. Larry Jones was the runner-up, David Turner took third, Chuck Comer was fourth and Jerry Morgan took fifth.

With the track locking down the action in the Modified and Late Model features was limited, but it was still an entertaining day at a new track for us and we were glad that we made the trip. Race fans in western Missouri, eastern Kansas should pay attention to the Racin’ Boys website over the winter as the new ownership at BMS prepares for what should be a solid 2011 campaign.

Kevin and I also enjoyed a few minutes talking with Trenton Berry. The announcer for the MLRA Late Model series, Berry has launched a new website RacinDirt.com that will feature video and audio highlights from events around the Midwest and much more.

The trip to Butler was a nice way to wrap up our 2010 racing season. Keep checking in to Positively Racing and the Back Stretch during the off season as I will offer up a summary soon of the 66 events that I attended this year, and I will try to keep you up to date on any news that I can pick up here and there. Plus, I am working on closing the gap between 2000 and 2005 when I did not compile the All Iowa Points and I should have the 2000 season completed soon. Do you remember what division that Jason Rauen was racing in then? How did Curt Hansen and Ed Sanger do in the twilight of their careers? Did all those wins in a row at Dubuque net Gary Webb his eighth All Iowa Points championship? Hey, what else have you got to do during the winter? Check back here often!