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USOMA 1200cc Dirt Nationals in October
Lightning Sprints will be hosting the 11th USOMA
United States Outlaw Mini-sprint Association Nationals on the 10th
and 11th of Oct. at I-35 Speedway in Winston, MO.
Sunday the 12th will be a rain date. This race
will pay $ 2000 to win and $ 300 to start the A feature. It will
pay $ 200 to start the B Feature if you do not qualify for the A
from the B, and will pay $ 100 to start the C feature if you do not
qualify for the B from the C. The paydown in the A feature will
be very good.
below for more information
Ryan and Schmidt Crowned Clay Cup Champions
Three fantastic nights of racing culminated with
Cory Eliason, Liam Ryan and Eli Schmidt being
crowned the 2014 Clay Cup Nationals Champions at
Deming Speedway. Eliason was the first ever repeat
winner in the Speedmart Hoosier 600 division, while
Ryan made it three in a row in the Shots 2 Go
Espresso 1200 class and Schmidt won his first title
in the Mytrafficman.NET 600 Restricted division.
played out all over the Speedmart Hoosier 600 Open
division A Main event. Shaun Holtorf started on the
pole and quickly established a huge lead, racing
away to a full straightaway advantage while rolling
the lower groove. It seemed like an easy Saturday
night stroll for Holtorf until disaster struck on
lap 13. As he entered traffic, Holtorf and Jacob
Brown made heavy contact coming out of corner four.
Both cars stayed under power, but Holtorf sustained
heavy damage to his top wing, mangling the left
sideboard and knocking the center section askew to
the left. Concurrent to the incident with Holtorf
and Brown, Kevin Wilkinson spun in turn two,
creating the events first caution. Holtorf would
restart with Robbie Price hot on his tail and Cory
Eliason in tow. Shaun’s #19 looked surprisingly
good in one and two, but suffered a bad aero push in
turns three and four, which allowed Price to begin
threatening Shaun on the high side. Unfortunately
for Robbie, he would overshoot the exit of turn four
on lap 19 and spin out, relegating him to the back
of the pack. Now Eliason sat in second on the
restart, and the 2006 Clay Cup Champion began his
attack on the high side. On lap 22, Cory carried his
forward momentum off the top of turn two and into
the lead. Holtorf hung tough on the bottom but
gradually lost ground to Cory he continued to fight
the handle on his car in turn three and four. With
the race winding to a close, it looked as if Eliason
would have an easy path to his second clay cup win,
until Holtorf caught a break.
red flags are “open reds” at Deming Speedway and
as the field completed lap 37, Brock Hallett flipped
in turn one and caused a red. Crews flooded to
Holtorf’s car with a new top wing, and managed to
just get a new wing on his car by the time the open
red ended, giving Shaun three laps to try and work
some magic. On the restart, Holtorf would give it
his all on the bottom, shooting in deep down low in
turn two, but it was not to be as Eliason made a
perfect set of corners to reestablish his lead. From
there, Holtorf stayed within two car lengths of
Eliason over the final few circuits but could not
challenge for the win as the Fresno, CA driver took
home the big trophy, the $7500 winner’s share of
the purse and a brand new rear end squaring tool
from Tru-Square. Holtorf collected his career best
finish at Clay Cup in second and Chase Schmidt
filled the podium with a third place run.
Ryan joined Brock Lemley as one of two drivers to
win three Shots 2 Go Espresso Clay Cup Championships
in a row with a wire to wire run for the win on
Saturday night. Ryan, from Langley, BC, was flawless
all night in the Rob Braun owned #72, as he took the
initial lead and quickly stretched out to a large
advantage. Liam had lapped 4 cars by the first
caution at lap 21 for Nate Vaughn and on the
restart, powered away to another big lead. As Jared
Peterson and Jared Gundersen feverishly raced each
other for second and the slower traffic in between
them and Ryan, Liam just put more track space and
more slower cars between him and his chasers. Jake
Helsel spun, causing a yellow on lap 28 that would
bunch the field up one more time, but Ryan again was
perfect on the restart and rolled away to his third
win in a row at the Clay Cup Nationals in the 1200
class. Peterson and Gundersen had a highly
entertaining battle for second which Peterson ended
up winning, with Gundersen collecting a podium
finish for the third straight year with his third
main event of the night was the Mytrafficman.NET 600
Restricted feature, and Eli Schmidt led every lap of
the 30 lap main event to become the second winner in
the division’s short history at Clay Cup. Eli
stretched to an early lead but was in danger as he
approached slower cars, as Kaitlyn Hammer had rolled
to with a couple car lengths of Eli before the
yellow flag flew for inaugural winner Jesse
Schlotfeldt on lap 14. With clean air ahead of him,
the Abbottsford, BC youth once again put distance
between himself and Hammer on his way to collecting
the win. Hammer would settle for second and Cody
Hogarth race into third.
Win from Deep in the Field on Clay Cup Night 2
Fully inverted mains inevitably end up with great
racing, and the big crowd attending night two of the
Clay Cup Nationals at Deming Speedway agreed on
Friday night, as winners from the three divisions
came from deep in the fields to win. Jared Peterson
capped the night with a victory in the Shots 2 Go
Espresso 1200 division from 20th place. Shaun
Holtorf won the Speedmart Hoosier 600 Main Event
from 13th and Eli Schmidt won the Mytrafficman.NET
600 Restricted main from 19th.
Shots 2 Go Espresso 1200 division ran last on the
evening, with a very slick track facing them. At the
drop of the green, Alex Hantel jumped into the lead
and held it for the first seven circuits before
getting crossed up in turn four and losing the lead
to Dwayne Mackey. With Mackey on point, the eyes of
the crowd turned to Jared Peterson who after
starting 20th, had rapidly advanced up the field in
the Doug Rutz owned #8r car. With Mackey working
into traffic, Peterson blazed his way up the field,
weaving high and low to pass cars and putting
himself into second when disaster struck the leader.
Mackey was caught up in a spinning Alex Hantel in
the high reaches of corner one and slid to a stop,
handing the lead to Peterson. From there, the
Stanwood WA native raced away to the win and by
virtue of a huge points night, guaranteed himself a
front row start for the Clay Cup Finale on Saturday
night. Zach Keefe was second and Jason Bloodgood ran
third. Liam Ryan set quick time. Heat winners were
Jared Gundersen, Brock Lemley and Clennon Holloway.
Speedmart Hoosier 600 Open division saw Shaun
Holtorf catfish around the bottom of the speedway
from 13th all the way to the lead on lap 24 en route
to the win. Holtorf, who entered the night with the
highest point score from the previous evening, put
together another great scoring night as he worked
the bottom of the speedway steadily forward until he
closed right up to race leader Spud Allen with just
a few laps left. Holtorf held to what had got him to
the front, the bottom of the track, and as Allen
lost forward bite on the high side, Holtorf took the
lead as the white flag flew en route to grabbing the
win. Allen would settle for second after leading the
first 23 laps. Austin Sheridan was third. Liam Ryan
set quick time. Chance Crum, Jared Peterson, Robbie
Price and Dustin O’Brien won the heats.
Schmidt faced a tall task in the Mytrafficman.NET
600 restricted A Main – a 19th place starting spot
in the A Main after setting quick time on the night
– Clay Cup preliminary night main events are fully
inverted by time. At the drop of the green flag,
Schmidt set to his task, moving forward on the field
around the bottom groove. One by one, Eli worked his
way to the front, taking advantage of a perfectly
setup race car and watching lesser experienced
drivers make mistakes and get into the slick middle
of the track. With a couple of yellow flags and
restarts helping his cause, Eli had worked into
second by lap 19 and on lap 22, he found the bottom
opening up to get underneath race leader Carson
Trigueiro to take the lead and eventual win, making
for a monster point night for the Abbottsford, BC
driver. Trigueiro took second and JJ Thomas was
third. Heat race winners were Dylan Resch, Katie
Turner and Spencer Constance.
Cup rules specify drivers choose their best score
from one night or the other, and that sequences the
lineups for the Saturday night main events. In the
Speedmart Hoosier 600 division, Shaun Holtorf and
Robbie Price will be on the front row for the main
event. Jared Peterson and Liam Ryan will make up the
front row of the Shots 2 Go Espresso 1200 main
event. Eli Schmidt and Kaitlyn Hammer were the top
point earners of the 600 restricted class and will
make up the front row of that feature.
Night Wins to Hallett, Ryan and Watkins on Night One
of 2014 Clay Cup
Night one of the 2014 Clay Cup Nationals is in the
books and at the end of a fantastic night of racing,
Adelaide, South Australia’s Brock Hallett stood in
victory lane after winning the opening night feature
at Deming Speedway. Joining Hallett in victory lane
were Liam Ryan and Riley Watkins.
ILSS cars were back in action on Fri Night at the
Lincoln Speedway and Springfield hot shoe Korey
Weyant won the 16 car Speedway Motors Feature
Event. Weyant and Andy Baugh who won heat races
were disqualified for not coming directly to the
weigh scales after their 8 lap heats were complete
and had to start the 20 lap event from the rear.
This would put Mitchell Davis and Larry Eastin on
the front row. Mitchell would take the lead at the
drop of the green Eastin, Brent Burrows in tow and
Robby McQuinn in 4th. Weyant and Baugh would start
thier run to the front and start to pick off cars
every lap. Mitchell would lead until lap 10 when
Weyant took over with Andy moving to 3rd. baugh
would get by Mitchell on the next lap and get by
Weyant on the backstrech. Andy would spin on the
next lap in turn 4 and Weyant would regain the
lead. On lap 12 Rookie Robby McQuinn took a nasty
end over flip in turn 4 and came to rest on his
wheels. Robby was okay and was able to restart the
event. A hard battle for 3rd went on between
Austin Archdale and Gedd Ross as Andy had worked
his way from the back to the runner up spot behind
Weyant. Austin would squeeze out Ross by the front
bumper at the finish and Mitchell Davis would
finish in the 5th spot. Mitchell Davis and Brent
Burrows would win the Keizer Wheels 8 lap heat
Wheels 8 lap heat #1: 1.Brent Burrows
2.Larry Eastin 3. Jeff Mallonee 4.Dave
Baugh 5. Lucas Eastin 6. Terry Bolen
7.T.J. Bolen 8 Korey Weyant
Wheels 8 lap heat #2: 1. Mitchell Davis
2. Robby McQuinn 3.Austin Archdale 4.
Jake Sollenberger 5. Gedd Ross 6.
Andrew Funk 7. Brad Funk 8.Andy Baugh
MOTORS 20 Lap Feature Event
ILSS cars and stars will be in action on Fri Night
July 25th at the Jacksonville Raceway with the
MOWA 410 Sprint Week and then to the Mighty Macon
Speedway on Sat Night July 26th with MOWA Sprint
Week . Fri night is a wing race and Sat night is a
non wing race. Any chain drive lightning sprint is
welcome to come and get some of the action.
Heinert Get First Win Of WIMS Season
Heinert (55h) started on the pole and jumped out
to a quick lead. After a mid race caution,
Nick Petska (car 18) was able to close up and
make a late race charge but spun out with two
laps to go. On the restart, Heinert got the jump
on Mike Neau and went on to win his first
feature of the season.
Place - Mark Heinert Car 55h
Place -Mike Neau, Car 16
Place - Tim Brannam, Car 74
Results 7/19 Flora IL Clay County Speedway
Drew Dorsett, Monrovia IN
10c - Chris Baumeyer, Evansville IN
25 - Collin Parker, Martinsville IN
09 - Robby McQuinn, Springfield IL
55 – Danny Gilbert, Evansville IN
77L – Justin Lewis, Columbus IN
96– Jerimy Cunningham, West Salem IL
Colin Ambrose, Owensboro KY
86- Andy Bradley, Bloomington IN
60e– Mark Billings, Columbia MO
77- Lynn Ambrose, Owensboro KY
11- Alex Shipman, Bedford IN
23– Glenn Davers, Washington IN
19- Mike Miller, Bloomington IN
36 Colin Ambrose, Owensboro KY
2 - 10 Drew Dorsett, Monrovia IN
3 - 25 Collin Parker, Martinsville IN
4 - 77 Lynn Ambrose, Owensboro KY
5 - 44 Phil Heavelow, Buckner MO
6 - 86 Andy Bradley, Bloomington IN
7 - 10c Chris Baumeyer, Evansville IN
8 - 09 Robby McQuinn, Springfield IL
9 - 19 Mike Miller, Bloomington IN
10 - 96 Jerimy Cunningham, West Salem IL
11 - 77L Justin Lewis, Columbus IN
12 - 60 Mark Billings, Columbia MO
13 - 55 Danny Gilbert, Evansville IN
14 - 11 Alex Shipman, Bedford IN
15 - 23 Glenn Davers, Washington IN
to all the drivers and crew! And Especially
Colin Ambrose and Drew Dorsett! Heck of a last
lap pass and side by side photo finish! Great
event for the first time ever at Clay County
Speedway! Looking forward to possible hosting
more events here next year!
Gets First RMLSA Win
19, 2014 -- Steve Becker picks up his first win at
the 2014 El Paso County Fair. An impressive 19
Lightning Sprints rolled through the gate at El Paso
County Speedway in Calhan, CO. The pits were full
and the stands were packed with NASCAR and Dirt
Track stars Kenny Schrader and Kenny Wallace in the
house. Not only were the fans treated to these stars
the RMLSA put on a great show. Becker starting from
the pole ran a flawless race on an extremely tricky
and slick track. Blaine Schubarth starting from
inside 5th row got Becker's bumper could not get
around. Ullery starting outside 5tth row was right
on Schubarth at the end. Jesse Fernandez impressed
with a strong 4th place finish holding off Ryan
Oerter to round out the top 5. The RMLSA will take a
weekend of to recharge from a busy June and July
schedule. They will return to Lincoln County Raceway
in North Platte, NE on Saturday August 2nd, 2014.
Heat Race 1 - Blaine Schubarth, Frank Martinez, Troy
Simpson, Scott Wilson, Steve Becker, Ryan Oerter,
Matt Martinez DNF, Dale Johnston DNF.
Heat Race 2 - Troy Ullery, Tim Snelling, Mike
Bennett, Jesse Fernandez, Cullen Potoker, Scott
Heikes, Rick Marchbank, Glenn Waterland DNS, Paul
Main Event - Steve Becker - Lakewood, Blaine
Schubarth - Colorado Springs, Troy Ullery -
Lakewood, Jesse Fernandez - Parker, Ryan Oerter -
Colorado Springs, Paul Babich - Fort Collins, Tim
Snelling - Peyton, Rick Marchbank - Colorado
Springs, Scott Heikes - Colorado Springs, Troy
Simpson - Fort Collins, Cullen Potoker - Colorado
Springs, Troy Pierce - Arvada, Mike Bennett -
Peyton, Matt Martinez - Parker, Johnny Boos -
Lakewood, Glenn Waterland - Broomfield DNS, Dale
Johnston - Peyton DNS.
McGee Sails To First Career MLS Victory
Speedway -- July 12, 2014
gets second win of season
12, 14 -- Kyle Daywalt takes home his second victory
of the season on what most people thought would be a
rain out night. Kyle started out fourth in the
feature but worked his way up to second where Adam
Schroeder (car 42) had a straightaway lead. A
caution late in the race bunched the field back up
and when the green flag flew Schoeder and Daywalt
went at it side by side for three laps with Daywalt
pulling ahead on the last two laps and narrowly
missing a spinning car on the last corner to take
Continues His Hot Season
Waterland held the lead for most of the race.
Caution flew with jyust a few laps remaining when
Babich running second had a left front brake lock up
and spin in turn 2.
the restart Ullery got a good run out of 2 and was
able to slip by Waterland for the win. Troy Simpson
has a strong run after returning from is nasty flip
a few weeks bacj and ended up second. Waterland held
on for third. Steve Becker was and fourth and for
his first time out this season Dale Johnston came
home fifth in his beautiful new lightning sprint.
Babich, Fernandex, Wilson and Donaldson had
mechanical issue and were unable to finish.
RMLSA will head to Calhan, CO on July 19th for the
El Paso County Fair Race.
Picks Up Empire Lightning Sprints Win at Glenridge
Harvey Repeats this friday night taking home the
Empire Lightning Sprints feature win at Glen Ridge
Motorsports Park aboard his #44 Henchcraft
Racing Products, Rosson
1 44 Don
2 66x Shilo
3 55 Peter
4 410 Jerry Sehn
5 41u Rick Stone
Spectro Oils #55
Spectro Oils #410 Jerry Sehn
Luck #87 Nick DeNyse
DMI #41u Rick
Lias Tire Racing
Racer Tires #83
21 AMSA Lightning Mini
Sprints was on the ground at WRP on Saturday June
1. Rod Henning
2. Brad Racer
3. Chris Bounds
4. Gary Campbell
5. Gunnar Lucius
6. Jim Gordner
7. Ron Kimmel
8. Anthony Haas
9. Gage Etgen
19.Dallas Hunt DNS
20.Rob Winks DNS
21.Tyler Kendau DNS
Cars top Kevin Doty Classic
7, 2014 -- The ILSS cars were in force on Sun Night
at the Quad City Speedway for the Kevin Doty
Memorial race at the 1/4 mi dirt oval. Mitchell
Davis of Auburn and Andy Baugh of Mason City and
Gedd Ross of Havana would put on a battle for the
$650 top Prize. Mitchell Davis would lead until lap
19 when Andy who ran 2nd would put a slide job on
Mitchell Davis and move into the lead Mitchell would
finish 2nd and Gedd Ross 3rd. Austin Archdale of
Brimfield who started in 15th spot would mount a
charge to the front and end up in the 5th spot. That
would put 4 ILSS cars in the top 5 spots. Aaron
Schuck of Joliet would finish 4th. Great run guys.
Bernard Feature Winner at Dodge City
City Raceway Park 7-05-14
Heat (8 Laps): 1. 49-Mike Trent, 2. 60e-Mark
Billings, 3. 69-Paul Babich, 4. 11x-Dexter Duergsten,
5. 31-Steve Becker, 6. 5-Brent Rees, 7. 24b-Johnny
Second Heat (8 Laps): 1. 48m-Rick Murcko, 2. 13-Luke
McGee, 3. 7s-Brent Steg, 4. 2r-Roland Bernard, 5.
19-Jesse Fernandez, 6. 7L-Deneer Leturgez, 7.
Third Heat (8 Laps): 1. 1L-Derek Leturgez, 2.
61-Matt Martinez, 3. 33-Murray Tenipen, 4. 1T-Troy
Ullery, 5. 11-Glenn Waterland, 6. 7-Scott Wilson, 7.
“A” Feature (20 Laps): 1. 2r-Roland Bernard, 2.
33-Murray Tenipen, 3. 11x-Dexter Duergsten, 4.
1T-Troy Ullery, 5. 31-Steve Becker, 6. 69-Paul
Babich, 7. 61-Matt Martinez, 8. 49-Mike Trent, 9.
7s-Brent Steg, 10. 5-Brent Rees, 11. 13-Luke McGee,
12. 24b-Johnny Boos, 13. 7-Scott Wilson, 14.
11-Glenn Waterland, 15. 24-Tim Snelling, 16.
1L-Derek Leturgez, 17. 7L-Dneer Leturgez, 18.
19-Jesse Fernandez, 19. 15h-Tony Hudzin, 20.
60e-Mark Billings, 21. 48m-Rick Murcko.
Wilson Feature Winner at Dodge City
City Raceway Park -- 7/04/14
the 20 lap Lightning Sprint feature, Colorado's
Scott Wilson too the lead from Luke McGee on the
fourth round and then held off the lat charges of
fellow Coloradoan Troy Ullery and Missouri's Mike
Trent to post the win with Winnepeg's Roland Bernard
amd Minnesota's Decter Duergsten in the top five.
takes Speedway Motors “Firecracker 20″
IL. -- July 4, 2014
Mason City Maniac” Andy Baugh took home the $500
top prize on Fri night at Lincoln Speedway by
winning the Firecracker 20 lap Feature event. Baugh
started on the pole with Sprinfield’s Korey Weyant
on the outside of row one. Weyant would grad the
lead at the drop of the green with Baugh 2nd
Mitchell Davis 3rd and Gedd Ross in 4th. Weyant
would hold the top spot until lap 8 when Baugh went
to the top a couple laps earlier and took over the
lead. Weyant would drop to 2nd and Gedd would move
up to 3rd place. On lap 10 Korey would jump the
cushion in turn one and get into the wall that
set of a series of flips that took him out of the
race. Korey walked away unhurt. On the restart Andy,
Gedd and Mitchell would run 1,2 and 3 with rookie
Robby McQuinn in 4th place, Austin Archdale who
started in 9th spot would put on a good race with
Robby for the 4th spot swapping the spot on almost
every lap. Austin would finally move to 4th on lap
18. Robby would end up in the 5th spot and Brad Funk
in 6th place. The 3 Keizer Wheels 8 lap heats were
won by Andy Baugh,Korey Weyant and Mithchell Davis.
Wheels 8 lap Heat #1 1. Andy Baugh
2.Robby McQuinn 3.Dave Baugh 4. Lucas Eastin
5. Larry Eastin
Wheels 8 Lap Heat #2–1.Korey Weyant 2.Gedd
Ross 3.John Springer 4.Brent Burows
Wheels 8 lap Heat #3–1. MIitchell Davis 2.
Brad Funk 3. Austin Archdale 4.Jake
Sollenberger 5.Terry Bolen
Motors Firecracker 20 Lap Feature Event
Eastin won the $25 Caseys General Stores gas card
sponsored by Erik’s Floor Coverings of Brimfield.
Terry Bolen won the $25 hard luck voucher from CJ
Motorsports of Greenview.
ILSS race Sat Night July 12th a winged event
at Macon Speedway.
Beat Back Weather for Fast Night at Deming Speedway
weather would not stop racing on our countries
birthday, as the teams and fans of Deming Speedway
endured persisting light rain to get the bulk of
Pepsi / Clean Crawls night in at the track. After
the Kasey Kahne Junior Sprints timed in, the wet
weather hit, forcing Deming officials into a holding
pattern while waiting for an opportunity to resume
the night. The decision was made to cancel
qualifying and line the remaining divisions up off
time trials. The weather relented around 7pm, and
the track was deemed ready to run heats by 715. From
there, the night blazed by with the final flag
falling at 904pm.
In the evening’s finale, Chance Crum took his
third feature win of the season in the Speedmart
Hoosier 600 Open division. Crum led every lap,
finishing in front of Liam Ryan and Brock Lemley at
the drop of the checkered flag. Heat race winners
were Robbie Price, Kaitlyn Hammer and Joe Constance.
Clennon Holloway and Liam Ryan staged a great battle
in front of the field in the Shots 2 Go Espresso
1200 division. Holloway led the first 18 laps while
Liam worked to show his nose underneath him.
Holloway eventually opened up too much of the bottom
groove, and that’s all Ryan needed to dart
underneath him and into the lead for good on the
19th circuit. Holloway would end up second with
Tyson Cross third. Cross and Holloway were the
winners in heat race action.
Holm used a brave moved amongst heavy traffic to
pick up the win in the Mytrafficman.net 600
Restricted division. Holm was racing amongst leader
Cody Hogarth and Eli Schmidt as well as some slower
cars when, like Moses at the Red Sea, the path
through the middle of the track opened wide up. Holm
drove right through the center of turn one and two,
and with Hogarth and Schmidt committed to grooves
where slower cars were, shot into the lead on lap
16. From there, he raced away to the win, his first
of the season, followed Schmidt in second and
Hogarth third. Heat winners were Schmidt, Darius
Walker-Perkins and Ashleigh Johnson.
the Kasey Kahne Junior Sprints, Peyton Hagen swept
the evening’s activity by taking the lead from
Tyson Lemley on lap nine and streaking away to his
fourth win of 2014. Hagen also won his heat race and
set quick time. Dakota Drake scored her best Deming
Speedway finish in second and Peyton Rambow was
third. Along with Hagen, Rambow and Levi Klatt won
Tops MMSA at Bartholomew
4th at the Bartholomew County Fairgrounds was the
setting for the much anticipated first Non Wing MMSA
Lightning Sprint Car race of the season.
was a record setting field of 32 cars signed in for
the racing action.
on tap and also a first for this season was single
car qualifying where Collin Ambrose from Owensboro,
Kentucky set the fast time.
first race of the night was the four lap trophy dash
which was won by Drew Dorsett from Monrovia,
was a full night of racing with four heat races
taking the top four from each heat race into the A
Main. Heat race winners were Collin Ambrose, Andy
Bradley, Doug Jones and Drew Dorsett.
The B Main was without a doubt the most exciting
race of the night. Former USAC and POWRI midget
driver AJ Felker came from the back of the 15 car
field to finish first place followed by Colin
Parker, Howard McCormick and Scotty Orme for fourth
and final transfer position.
the B Main the drivers took some time to have a meet
and greet with the fans. There was a long line of
fans to meet the drivers and to get autographs and
pictures of their favorite drivers.
The 25 lap A Main got off to a rocky start when one
of the cars up front slowed down causing a chain
reaction accident on the first lap. As a result Andy
Bradley ended up collecting a tire on the inside of
turn one causing his car to flip several times and
bringing out the red flag. Andy was able to climb
out of his car but, he was done for the night. On
the restart Jim Gardner was able to set the pace for
the feature. Jim went on to take the checker flag
and never looked back but, unfortunately Jim Garnder
fell victim to a technical rules infraction. The
eventual winner was Collin Ambrose of Owensville, KY
taking his third victory of the season. Second place
went to Nathan Mensendiek from Columbus, Indiana and
third place was AJ Felker from Charlestown, Indiana
who also was awarded the hard charger award.
Next event for the MMSA Lighting Sprints will also
be a “non wing” race taking place on July 12
Twin Cities Raceway Park in North Vernon, Indiana.
For additional schedule information please check out
our web site at www.midwestminisprints.com
USOMA 1200cc Dirt Nationals in October
Lightning Sprints will be hosting the 11th
USOMA United States Outlaw Mini-sprint
Association Nationals on the 10th and 11th
of Oct. at I-35 Speedway in Winston, MO.
Sunday the 12th will be a rain date.
This race will pay $ 2000 to win and $ 300 to start
the A feature. It will pay $ 200 to start the
B Feature if you do not qualify for the A from
the B, and will pay $ 100 to start the C feature if
you do not qualify for the B from the C. The
paydown in the A feature will be very good.
rules will be pretty much what our rules are but
will have a few alterations. We will have the
rules for the Nationals posted on our website and minisprintracing.com
in the next 4 weeks. Both nites will be
complete programs. Friday nite finish
positions in the heats and feature will be awarded
points. The top 12 in points from Fri nite,
will be guaranteed starting the A Main on Sat nite.
The other 12 starting spots for the A Main will come
from the racing on Sat nite.
non-wing sprint cars and modlite/dwarf cars will be
the companion classes. There will be vendors
booths at the track and also there will be a band
playing late Saturday afternoon.
is a quarter mile track with new aluminum bleachers,
lights in the pits and a restaurant on the south end
of the grandstands.
will be more on the Nationals as the year unfolds.
We will be posting on the web sites and also keeping
you informed by e-mails. We hope that you can
join us for this event.
Ohio Mini Sprint Group
name is Chris Smalley and I am starting a Mini
Sprint group in southern Ohio. I am trying to get
them built up again in southern part of Ohio.
have nine races at Jackson County Speedway and
Brushcreek Motorsports Complex.
you need to know more about what I am trying to do
and any more information you can call me at
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as you can see to the left, there are quite a few of the
organizations that have yet to develop a website (indicated
with white background)...however several of them do have
email address'. If you go to the bottom of each information
page, you can find the names and address', and phone numbers
for those organizations. If you have any update information,
please pass on pertinent info. Thanks.
Your comments and suggestions are welcome, if you
would like to link your mini sprint racing association,
please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Buy it at....
Guide to Getting Started.
Mini Sprint racing is one of the fastest growing segments of
open wheel racing. The class which features open wheel
racers similar in size to a full-size midget, but powered by
a motorcycle engine, have become a popular stepping stone
for today's youth as well as a economical playground for the
weekend warrior. The cars run on both paved and dirt
ovals around the world with the heaviest concentration in
the United States.
Sprint Racing 101 covers everything you need to know about
getting started in the sport:
the right class of racing
is an upright mini sprint?
complete list of where mini sprints race
the engines used in mini sprints
with a chain drive car
your first mini sprint
a used mini sprint
basics of setting up a mini sprint
will you need to go to the track
you get out on the track
Pages including photographs.
- NLSA Champion
- Rocky Mtn. Lightning Sprints
Colorado 1200 Outlaws
Midwest Mini Sprint Assoc.
Midwest Lightning Sprints
American Mini Sprint Assoc.
BCRA Midget Lites
-- Deming Speedway (WA) /NMSA - 1200's
-- Deming Speedway (WA)/NMSA - 600's
- Deming Speedway (WA)/NMSA - 600 R
81 Matt Elmer - Western Outlaws (UT)
Wisc. Mini Sprints
Southern States Mini Sprints
Black Hills Mini Sprint Tour
Lake Speedway (ND)
Granite State Mini Sprint Assoc. - 600cc Class
Granite State Mini Sprint Assoc. - 500cc Class
-- Western Slope Lightning Sprints (CO)
Greenbush Race Park (MN)
Lightning Sprints Series
California Lightning Sprints
-- Mod. Midgets of New Mexico
-- Lightning Sprint Quebec
Florida Mini Sprint Assoc.