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2013 Mel Kenyon Midget Champion
Spencer Bayston Returns on Saturday
When Spencer Bayston has a weekend off from racing his Bryan Clauson Racing Midget, what does he do? Bayston will climb in the 3K Racing Kenyon Midget and take on the 2014 field of competitors in Saturday’s Wick’s Pies Mel Kenyon Midget Series race at Anderson (IN) Speedway. Full Story

 

 

STARS Pavement National Sets Stage for Second Leg of Triple Crown
The D’Arcy GMC STARS National Midget Series makes its triumphant return to the Grundy County (IL) Speedway on Saturday night, August 23 for the D’Arcy GMC Pavement Nationals presented by Bell Helmets.

Though the event is only four years old, it has quickly established itself as one of the premier races on the pavement midget racing calendar. The total purse of more than $14,000 with a winner’s share of $,3500 sure has the STARS Midget competitors sitting up in the driver’s seats.  Full Story

 

 

 

MSR Xtreme Sprints Championship Round at Berlin to Settle Gerster, McCune Battle
The Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series travel to the historic Berlin Raceway in Marne, Mich., on Saturday, August 23 to determine the 2014 series points championship.

The third annual Engine Pro “Fast Car Slash” featuring qualifying, heat races, and the “Fast Car Slash” with the night’s fastest eight qualifiers lining up fully inverted for eight high speed laps. The finishing order will determine the front starting spots for the 30-lap feature event.  Full Story

 

 

Mel Kenyon Midgets Return to Anderson Speedway on Saturday
Rain has jumbled the middle of the Mel Kenyon Midget Series season. The USSA open wheelers will be at Anderson Speedway Saturday night, August 23 for a race originally scheduled for the end of June.  Full Story

 

 

Rory Price Memorial at Evergreen to
Pay $5,000 to Win
The Rory Price Memorial at Evergreen Speedway in Monroe, Wash., will offer a hefty purse with $5,000 to win for the 40-lap main event for Winged Sprint Cars. 

The Rory Price Memorial will feature pavement sprint cars from all over the northwest including current NSRA Andy Alberding, Four-Time Rory Price Memorial winner Matt Hein, Billy Kennelly, Robert Beck, Chris Schmelze, and former ASCS driver Shawn Rice. They will be competing for a purse totaling $20,000.  Full Story

 

 

USSA Sprint Car Challenge Series and Mel Kenyon Midget Events at Anderson Speedway Moved to October 11
Anderson Speedway officials have announced the originally scheduled Paint the Night Pink Presented by UAW on Saturday, October 4 has been moved to Saturday, October 11. Community Hospital is now the primary sponsor of this special event.

The headline events on October 11 for the Community Hospital Paint the Night Pink Presented by UAW include the USSA Sprint Car Challenge Series built by the UAW along with the Winged Outlaw Figure 8 Series (WOFS). Mel Kenyon Midgets and Mini Cups will also be part of the race program.

 

 

Big Payday Awaits STARS Midget Drivers at Pavement Nationals
The largest payout of the 2014 D’Arcy GMC STARS National Midget season is up for grabs on Saturday, August 23, when the 4th Annual D’Arcy GMC Pavement Nationals presented by Bell Helmets takes place at Grundy County Speedway.

In additional to a robust $3,500 check for the race winner, the event is also round two of the “Safety-Kleen Triple Crown,“ which means a large bonus check could be earned by one fortunate driver and team.  Full Story

 

 

New Honda Midget Engine Debuts
The United States Auto Club (USAC) has made the first deliveries of the Honda/HPD Midget Series engines to racers in the open-wheel category, marking the next milestone in Honda's continuing partnership with the sanctioning body announced in 2013. Full Story

 

 

Mike Anderson Becomes Eighth Winner in Meridian's Non-Wing Sprint Car Division
The Pepsi non-wing Sprintcars were back in action at Meridian (ID) Speedway for round #9 of the 2014 campaign . After Mike Anderson held off Ryan Newman for the feature victory, he became the eighth different driver to visit the winner's circle.  Full Story

 

 

Aaron Pierce Dominates MSR Xtreme Sprint Series Feature at Anderson
Aaron Pierce won in a winged sprint car at Anderson Speedway for the first time since 2010 and returned to victory lane in dominating fashion on Saturday, August 16.

Pierce jumped into the lead at the start ands led all 50 laps winning by 1.6-seconds over Davey Hamilton Jr. Full Story

 

 

Johnny Giesler Wins Night 2, Ron Larson Earns 54th Annual P&R Truck Centres Daffodil Cup
Johnny Giesler won his initial feature of the NSRA/Western Winged SprintCars season during the final night of the 54th Annual P&R Truck Centres Daffodil Cup at Western Speedway on Saturday, August 16.

With a pair of runner-up finishes, Ron Larson earned the overall Daffodil Cup. This marks his first Daffodil Cup.  Full Story

 

 

Shane Butler Charges to Win at Desoto
Shane Butler only needed a few laps of practice to know that his car was going to be a rocket ship during Saturday night's 40-lap non-wing sprint car feature at Desoto Speedway.

Butler's early thought proved to be correct as he went on to sweep both the heat race and feature events at the Bradenton facility.  Full Story

 

 

Austin Prock Wins STARS/USAC Midget Showdown at Kalamazoo
Austin Prock of Avon, Ind. won the 40-lap STARS/Honda USAC Pavement Midget race at Kalamazoo (MI) Speedway on Saturday, August 16 . He grabbed the lead from Nick Wagner on lap 26 and led the final 15 laps in his Tony Stewart Racing/JEG’s Beast/Mopar. Nick Baran finished second ahead of Tyler Trainor, Jim Anderson and Tyler Baran.  Full Story




PHOTO OF THE WEEK
Four wide salute during the 54th Annual Daffodil Cup at
Western Speedway on August 15.
(WILDLIGHT PHOTGRAPHY)
 


AUGUST POWER RANKINGS 
Jimmy McCune has an impressive record this season.
(PHOTO BY DAVID SINK
)
1 Jo Jo Helberg, Rohnert Park, CA
  Dominant in July with Five Wins in Seven Starts;
  Victories with MSRXSS, AVBBSS and KOW.
   
2 Troy DeCaire, Tampa, FL
  Strong July, Eight starts and never finished outside the
  top four in three different series, racked up two wins and
  one Fast Time.
   
3 Joey Aguilar, Tampa, FL
  Florida driver made the trek to South Carolina for USCS
  Weekend and won both nights; Seven Wins this year.
   
4 Jimmy McCune, Toledo, OH
  Continued impressive season with July victory at
  Kalamazoo with MSRXSS. Battling Brian Gerster for the
  MSRXSS Championship.
   
5 Bryan Warf, Meridian, ID
  Two more wins in July brings his season total to six; Won
  Meridian (ID) weekly show and NSRA/WWS event.
   
6 Brian Gerster, Fishers, IN
  Has two wins and five fast times in nine starts; Leads
  the MSRXSS point standings.
   
7 Shane Butler, Bushnell, FL
  Won second race of year at Citrus (FL) non-wing division.
  Collected seven podiums in the Sunshine State.
   
8 Matt Hein, Roseburg, OR
  Impressive this month out West with two wins and three
  fast time with NSRA/WWS.
   
9 Mickey Kempgens, Tampa, FL
  Picked up another win in July at Citrus increasing his
  total to three.
   
10 Jacob Wilson, Crawfordsville, IN
  Won second Little 500 in May, focusing on USAC
  Silver Crown and also making starts with MSRXSS and
  AVSS.
   
 
2014 FEATURE WINNERS
Sierra Jackson won the opening night of the 54th Annual P&R Truck
Centres Daffodil Cup on August 15 at Western (BC) Speedway. 
(ROBERT G HUNTER PHOTO)
  DRIVER/HOMETOWN SERIES WINS
1 Jo Jo Helberg
Rohnert Park, CA
KOW/MSRXSS/AVBBSS/Madera (CA) 8
2 Joey Aguilar
Tampa, FL
TBARA/USCS/Showtime (FL) 7
3 Bryan Warf
Meridian, ID
NSRA-WWS/Meridian (ID) 6
4 Troy DeCaire
Tampa, FL
KOW/MSRXSS/AVBBSS 4
5 Jimmy McCune
Toledo, OH
MSRXSS/AVBBSS 3
  Aaron Pierce
Daleville, IN
MSRXSS/Citrus 3
  Sierra Jackson
Boise, ID
NSRA-WWS 3
  Shane Butler
Bushnell
Citrus/Desoto 3
  Sport Allen
Pinellas Park, FL
Showtime/Desoto 3
  Mickey Kempgens
Tampa, FL
Citrus/Showtime 3
  John Turnbull Jr.
Brighton, MI
Spartan/Top Speed 3
  Steve Irwin
Fenton, MI
Spartan 3
  Jimmy Waters
Salt Lake City, UT
Rocky Mountain 3
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POINT STANDINGS 
       
After 8 of 9 Events   After 12 of 14 Events   After 4 of 13 Events   After 0 of 10 Events
P # DRIVER POINTS
1 50m Brian Gerster 670
2 88 Jimmy McCune 661
3 26 Aaron Pierce 635
4 22A Troy DeCaire 616
5 07L Ryan Litt 578
6 45 Ryan Gillenwater 460
7 07 Jacob Wilson 447
8 18 Jim Sheets 386
9 71 Jo Jo Helberg 308
10 14 Tyler Underwood 269
 
P # DRIVER POINTS
1 42 Jason Blonde 1,038
2 61 Kevin Feeney 944
3 60 Davey Hamilton Jr. 927
4 71H Jo Jo Helberg 826
5 11G Tom Geren 709
6 44 Teddy Alberts 690
7 22A Troy DeCaire 676
8 7 Joe Swanson 565
9 3A  Mike Astraukas 451
10 10 Ron Koehler 421
 
P # DRIVER POINTS
1 18 Shane Butler 189
2 16 Ben Fritz 182
3 11 Joey Aguilar 164
4 23 Chris Gimmler 162
5 55 Tommy Nichols 157
6 85 Rex Hollinger 152
7 92 David Retzlaff 144
8 9 Matt Alfonso 141
9 0 Dude Teate 138
10 88 Sport Allen 99
 
P # DRIVER POINTS
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After 3 of 6 Events   After 3 of 4 Events    After 4 of 5 Events    After 3 of 5 Events
P # DRIVER POINTS
1 7H Jo Jo Helberg 190
2 22A Troy DeCaire 189
3 60 Davey Hamilton Jr. 156
4 42 Jason Blonde 140
5 60 Tim Skoglund 135
6 55 Shane Butler 132
7 40G Cody Gerhardt 127
8 38 Dave Baumgartner 125
9 1 Davey Hamilton 122
10 61 Kevin Feeney 119
 
P # DRIVER POINTS
1 10 Chris Neuenschwander 625
2 9 Jason Fuller 589
3 5 Kyle Hamilton 407
4 7 Caleb Armstrong 395
5 26 Aaron Pierce 386
6 4 Donnie Adams Jr. 377
7 18 Travis Welpott 375
8 39 Matt Goodnight 357
9 18 Jarett Andretti 338
10 0 Doug Dietsch 303
 
P # DRIVER POINTS
1 10m Morgan Turpen 622
2 10 Terry Gray 606
3 7 Johnny Bridges 605
4 21b Brandon McLain 575
5 100 Tom Paterson 572
6 36 Tim Perry 546
7 51 Jay Dunham 539
8 6 Bill Moore 530
9 67 Jack McLain 445
10 33 Joe Larkin 376
 
P # DRIVER POINTS
1 27 Kyle O'Gara 132
2 3 Kody Swanson 85
3 59 Bryan Nuckles 80
4 24 Tracy Hines 66
5 16 Grant Galloway 66
6 31 Derek Bischak 57
7 32 Nick Hamilton 52
8 38 Michael Fanelli 48
9 66 Bret Sanderson 45
10 41 Austin Prock 41
             
     
After 6 of 9 Events   After 6 of 7 Events   After 7 of 8 Events   After 5 of 8 Events
P # DRIVER POINTS
1 81 Herb Neumann Jr. 571
2 92 Dale Retzlaff 558
3 19 Keith Butler 548
4 69 Ric Voisey 541
5 19 Shane Butler 516
6 75 Russell Jones 477
7 4 Steven Bradely 446
8 63 Terry Taylor 435
9 56 Blake Rose 333
10 5 Mickey Kempgens 323
P # DRIVER POINTS
1 0 Steve Irwin 1,285
2 0 Doug Dietsch 1,236
3 44 Anthony McCune 1,103
4 12 John Turnbull Jr. 1,071
5 36 Chance Rice 1,006
6 00 Joe Irwin 975
7 31 Don Hamilton 928
8 56 Mark Irwin 800
9 6k Jay Rohrback 349
10 17 Jim Heeney 343
P   DRIVER POINTS
1 91 Bryan Warf 422
2 6 Justin Segura 315
3 28 Colton Nelson 313
4 7 Richard Miranda 162
5 25J Sierra Jackson 131
6 V23 Johnny Giesler 131
7 76 Andy Alberding 124
8 98H Matt Hein 114
9 36 Ryan Burdett 96
10 14 Matt Mansell 83
 
P   DRIVER POINTS
1 24 Jim Waters 405
2 43 Kyle Bergener 381
3 2 Mel Andrus 361
4 12 Monte Bengener 332
5 26 Nicholas 292
6 24X Chuck Groat 172
7 36 Ryan Burdett 167
8 65 TJ Thorne 104
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