2014

Eliason, Ryan and Schmidt Crowned Clay Cup Champions
7/19/14

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.
Drama 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. All 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.
Liam 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 place run.
The 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.

Drivers Win from Deep in the Field on Clay Cup Night 2
7/18/14

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.
The 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.
The 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.
Eli 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.
Clay 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.

 

Final Clay Cup 600 Points

Pos No. Name Class Total Points
1 19 Shaun Holtorf 600 710
2 21 Robbie Price 600 709
3 76 Chase Schmidt 600 706
4 10j Cory Eliason 600 704
5 87 Liam Ryan 600 700
6 9p Jared Peterson 600 698
7 1 Austin Sheridan 600 694
8 7j Michael Faccinto 600 694
9 83c Chance Crum 600 688
10 71 Dustin O'Brien 600 687
11 1AU Brock Hallett 600 687
12 10 Brock Lemley 600 686
13 21m Raio Morgan 600 685
14 17s Cam Smith 600 685
15 17 Kevin Wilkinson 600 684
16 79M Dahnelynn McKay 600 684
17 23 Jacob Brown 600 684
18 12 Spud Allen 600 684
19 39k Kaitlyn Hammer 600 680
20 78 Joe Constance 600 677
21 7 Kyle Mitchell 600 672
22 8 Kyle Kennedy 600 671
23 13 Kris LaBree 600 670
24 14 Keith Wickard 600 665
25 28R Kelly Mauck 600 660
26 8R Rachel Westmoreland 600 651
27 78T Brayden Trigueiro 600 644
28 29o Alden Ostrom 600 639
29 33s Lance Sargent 600 639
30 1w Brandee Wood 600 639
31 71AU Lachlan Cates 600 637
32 55 Kinser Kennedy 600 633
33 28 Rick Smith 600 629
34 8c Chase Geotz 600 626

Final Clay Cup 1200 Points

Pos No. Name Class Total Points
1 8R Jared Peterson 1200 723
2 72 Liam Ryan 1200 719
3 6 Jared Gundersen 1200 707
4 09 Tyson Cross 1200 705
5 13 Steven Hendrickson 1200 705
6 10 Brock Lemley 1200 700
7 22 Eric Drake 1200 697
8 29 Eric Turner 1200 697
9 10s Frosty Metcalfe 1200 694
10 17 Derek Holmwood 1200 692
11 98k Jason Bloodgood 1200 692
12 16 Zach Keefe 1200 687
13 44 Jake Helsel 1200 686
14 15 Dale Schmidt 1200 685
15 11m Dwayne Mackey 1200 684
16 9 Clennon Holloway 1200 683
17 21 Ryan Cully 1200 682
18 N8 Nate Vaughn 1200 680
19 19 Justin Popple 1200 674
20 51 Ben Dial 1200 671
21 99 Alex Hantel 1200 666
22 7 Dick Williams 1200 662

Final Clay Cup 600R Points

Pos No. Name Class Total Points
1 76e Eli Schmidt 600R 719
2 39k Kaitlyn Hammer 600R 713
3 48T Tanner Holm 600R 713
4 29x Galen Turner 600R 710
5 7 Cody Hogarth 600R 699
6 78 Spencer Constance 600R 699
7 29 Katie Turner 600R 697
8 23R Dylan Resch 600R 696
9 14 Reese Wickard 600R 694
10 91 Isaac Abenroth 600R 693
11 21 Jesse Schlotfeldt 600R 692
12 4c Carson Trigueiro 600R 692
13 41 Ashley Thompson 600R 691
14 55 Riley Watkins 600R 686
15 J10 Jaden Thomas 600R 685
16 0 Ashleigh Johnson 600R 682
17 53 Ian Humphries 600R 677
18 27c Cain Cress 600R 672
19 3 Peyton Reed 600R 670
20 12p Tatum Pospical 600R 668
21 7G Ryley Mayer 600R 664
22 L08 Lizzy Johnson 600R 659

 

Opening Night Wins to Hallett, Ryan and Watkins on Night One of 2014 Clay Cup
7/17/14

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.
The 2014 Australian National Champion Brock Hallett, who has been on a tour of the US since early July, grabbed his first Deming Speedway win on Thursday night. Hallett led the first lap before losing the lead to Kyle Mitchell, who built up a half straightaway advantage quickly. “I was figuring out how far I could drive the car into the corner, and once I found the limit, we were really fast”, said Brock, who used the high side around the track to close back in on Mitchell. With the youngster in sight, Hallett made a bold move to out brake Mitchell entering turn three on lap 13. The move worked, handing Hallett the point. Brock had a comfortable lead for a short time till lapped cars became a problem, and at that point, Liam Ryan had moved into second and was closing quickly. With 8 laps left, a caution reset the field and gave Ryan a shot at Hallett in clean air. Fans expected to see Ryan make a move on the restart, but Hallett reasserted his strength with open track in front of him, rebuilding a nice lead as he crossed the line for the victory, his first at Deming, second of his USA trip and seventh of the calendar year. Ryan would settle for second with Robbie Price coming from the B Main to finish third. Shaun Holtorf set quick time, won his heat race and was the top point earner for the night. Other heat winners were Kevin Wilkinson, Cory Eliason and Ryan.
Liam Ryan raced his way to another Clay Cup preliminary night win in the Shots 2 Go Espresso 1200 division. Eric Turner held point for most of the 25 lap main event with little trouble until heavy traffic slowed the race leader just beyond the half way point. Steven Hendrickson and Ryan took advantage by closing on Turner while duking it out side by side for second, with Hendrickson on the cushion and Liam down low. The pair had shrunk the lead to less than a car length when Turner collided with a slower car and spun out. Ryan had crossed before Hendrickson on the previous lap, and inherited the lead with a green white checkered looming. Knowing Hendrickson’s tendency to run high, Ryan went high on the restart to block and by doing so, secured the victory. Jared Gundersen overtook Hendrickson on the restart to pick up second. Jared Peterson set quick time. Heat winners were Eric Drake, Gundersen and Zach Keefe. Jared Peterson was the top point earner.
In the Mytrafficman.NET 600 Restricted division, Riley Watkins survived and thrived through the chaos to win his first main event at Deming Speedway. Watkins took over the lead on lap three when race leader Carson Trigueiro spun out in turn two. Watkins then survived multiple cautions and red flags, which caused officials to call for a green white checkered finish after a lap 17 caution. Watkins would drive away from Dylan Resch and Galen Turner on the restart to claim the win. Kaitlyn Hammer was the fast qualifier. Heat winners were Isaac Abenroth, Ashley Thompson and Ian Humphries. Hammer was the top point scorer on night one.

Clay Cup Points after Thursday July 17th, 2014

600's

Pos No. Name Class Total Points
1 19 Shaun Holtorf 600 710
2 21 Robbie Price 600 709
3 76 Chase Schmidt 600 706
4 10j Cory Eliason 600 704
5 87 Liam Ryan 600 699
6 1 Austin Sheridan 600 694
7 71 Dustin O'Brien 600 687
8 10 Brock Lemley 600 686
9 21m Raio Morgan 600 685
10 17s Cam Smith 600 685
11 17 Kevin Wilkinson 600 684
12 83c Chance Crum 600 683
13 1AU Brock Hallett 600 682
14 39k Kaitlyn Hammer 600 680
15 12 Spud Allen 600 678
16 7j Michael Faccinto 600 678
17 8 Kyle Kennedy 600 671
18 13 Kris LaBree 600 670
19 79M Dahnelynn McKay 600 664
20 7 Kyle Mitchell 600 663
21 9p Jared Peterson 600 662
22 78 Joe Constance 600 661
23 8R Rachel Westmoreland 600 651
24 23 Jacob Brown 600 645
25 29o Alden Ostrom 600 639
26 14 Keith Wickard 600 638
27 28R Kelly Mauck 600 637
28 1w Brandee Wood 600 634
29 78T Brayden Trigueiro 600 634
30 55 Kinser Kennedy 600 631
31 28 Rick Smith 600 629
32 71AU Lachlan Cates 600 627
33 33s Lance Sargent 600 626
34 8c Chase Geotz 600 618

1200's

Pos No. Name Class Total Points
1 8R Jared Peterson 1200 713
2 6 Jared Gundersen 1200 707
3 09 Tyson Cross 1200 705
4 10 Brock Lemley 1200 700
5 22 Eric Drake 1200 697
6 13 Steven Hendrickson 1200 697
7 72 Liam Ryan 1200 696
8 10s Frosty Metcalfe 1200 694
9 17 Derek Holmwood 1200 692
10 44 Jake Helsel 1200 686
11 11m Dwayne Mackey 1200 684
12 16 Zach Keefe 1200 682
13 21 Ryan Cully 1200 682
14 N8 Nate Vaughn 1200 680
15 29 Eric Turner 1200 675
16 9 Clennon Holloway 1200 675
17 99 Alex Hantel 1200 666
18 51 Ben Dial 1200 665
19 7 Dick Williams 1200 662
20 19 Justin Popple 1200 282

600R's

Pos No. Name Class Total Points
1 39k Kaitlyn Hammer 600R 713
2 29x Galen Turner 600R 710
3 48T Tanner Holm 600R 709
4 7 Cody Hogarth 600R 699
5 23R Dylan Resch 600R 696
6 76e Eli Schmidt 600R 691
7 41 Ashley Thompson 600R 691
8 91 Isaac Abenroth 600R 688
9 55 Riley Watkins 600R 684
10 29 Katie Turner 600R 683
11 0 Ashleigh Johnson 600R 682
12 J10 Jaden Thomas 600R 681
13 53 Ian Humphries 600R 677
14 14 Reese Wickard 600R 676
15 78 Spencer Constance 600R 674
16 4c Carson Trigueiro 600R 674
17 27c Cain Cress 600R 670
18 3 Peyton Reed 600R 670
19 12p Tatum Pospical 600R 664
20 21 Jesse Schlotfeldt 600R 384
21 7G Ryley Mayer 600R 374

 

MID-SEASON CHAMPIONSHIP & FIREWORKS SHOW
A  HOT clear night of exciting racing and fireworks on and off the track greeted the fans at Deming Speedway Friday night for mid-season championship. A night of first time winners, hard crash’s exciting racing, and fireworks!
All sponsored by Les Schwab Tire Stores of Whatcom County, Hawley’s Auto Supply, and classic rock 92.9 KISM
Tonight’s format:
1. Scramble for the top six in points to determine the top six starting positions for the main event.
2. Cars outside the top six in points, time trial, and run heat races to determine main event starting positions outside the top six.
Shots2go Espresso 1200’s
Jared Gunderson finally broke the ice by picking up his first win of the season. Starting outside the front row with scramble winner Brock Lemley on the pole, Jared was the first to the corner, and never gave up the lead. Last year’s Clay Cup 1200 champion Liam Ryan was second, Tyson cross came home third.
Scramble: Brock Lemley, Jared Gunderson, Tyson Cross, Clennon Holloway, Dwayne Mackey, Jake Helsel 
Fast Time: Derek Holmwood
Heat Winners: Eric Drake, Frosty Metcalfe
“A” Main Event: Jared Gunderson, Ryan, Cross, Lemley, Drake, Metcalfe, Cully, Turner, Keefe, Schmidt, Holloway, Mackey, Helsel, Williams, Dial, Holmwood, Bloodgood, Hantel.
MYTRAFFICMAN.NET 600 RESTRICTED
AS Clay Cup 2014 approaches, Tanner Holm appears to be building momentum for the biggest races of the year. Tanner won his second consecutive race Friday. He was pursued by Eli Schmidt and Spencer Constance, but never faltered in the thirty lap main.
Scramble: Tanner Holm, Kaitlyn Hammer, Eli Schmidt, Spenser Constance, Cody Hogarth, Ashley Thompson
Fast Time: Isaac Abenroth
Heat Winners: Galen Turner, Ian Humphries
“A” Main Event: Tanner Holm, Schmidt, Constance, G. Turner, Hammer, Abenroth, Thompson, Walker-Perkins, Hogarth, Kennedy, Johnson, Schlotfeldt, K. Turner, Resch, Humphries, Thomas, Watkins, Crum, Belik, Pospical, Reed, Sorgenfrei
Kasey Kahne JR. Sprints
Peyton Hagen is on a current tear picking up his fifth main win of the season. It seems currently that Haley Constance and Peyton have been one and two for weeks with Hagen picking most of the first place hardware of late. Constance finished second with Tyler McLeod coming home third.
Scramble: Peyton Hagen, Tyson Lemley, Haley Constance, Levi Klatt, Dakota Drake, Allison Johnson
Fast Time: Alex Gouy
Heat Winners: Tyler McLeod, Peyton Rambow
“B” Main Finish: (top six to the main) Baker Fagerlie, Arissa Lamm, Haylee Bloodgood, Macie Logsdon, Mitchel Helsel, Seth Anderlini, Colin Resch
“A” Main Event: Peyton Hagen, Constance, McLeod, Klatt, Drake, Rambow, Gouy, Lamm, Fagerlie, Bloodgood, Granberg, Logsdon, Stuart, Hadlock, Lemley, Johnson

SpeedMart/Hoosier 600’s
Kevin Wilkinson won his first ever main event Friday. Kevin outside the top six in points, started seventh by winning heat race number one. From there, with a little help from and altercation that took out the top four places on lap fourteen. Take nothing away from this young man’s finish. He ran down and passed one of the winningest driver of the season in one Austin Sheridan.
Scramble: Austin Sheridan, Chase Schmidt, Chance Crum, Brock Lemley, Dustin O’Brien, Derek Torkelson
Fast Time: Brock Hallett
Heat Winners: Kevin Wilkinson, Liam Ryan, Cam Smith
“B” Main Finish: (top six to the main) Shaun Holtorf, Kris LaBree, Nick Thornhill, Brandee Wood, Rick Smith, Tanner Reid, Jeff Little, Lachlan Cates
“A” Main Event: Kevin Wilkinson, Sheridan, Vaughn, Price, Mitchell, Allen, Hallett, Hammer, Holtorf, O’Brien, LaBree, Smith, Kyle Kennedy, Torkelson, Crum, Lemley, Wood, Ryan, Westmoreland, Schmidt, Kinser Kennedy, Thornhill.

 

Teams Beat Back Weather for Fast Night at Deming Speedway
7/4/14

Wet 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.
Tanner 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.
In 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 the heats.

Drivers Shine at Super Slick Deming Speedway
6/20/14

Five classes of open wheel cars took to Deming Speedway on Les Schwab at the sun drenched 1/6 mile clay oval on Friday night, and when the dust settled, the large crowd saw killer performances from some of the tracks young stars. Austin Sheridan won his third main event of the year in an awesome race in the Speedmart Hoosier 600 division. Steven Hendrickson held off Brock Lemley and Jared Peterson in green to checkered masterpiece in the Shots 2 Go Espresso 1200 class. Dougie James, Spencer Constance and Tyler McLeod also picked up victories.
The finale’ of Les Schwab night at Deming was the Speedmart Hoosier 600 division, and the drivers put on a great show on a very slick surface. Spud Allen set out to the early lead, with Chance Crum, Austin Sheridan and Brock Lemley all in hot pursuit. A caution would stack the field up for a restart on lap six, and Allen went low as he had been for the first few laps of the main. Sheridan, who’d worked past Crum for second at that time, had a monster restart and flew around the high side of the speedway in turns one and two, pulling even with Allen by center corner and nosing ahead by the start of the back stretch. At the line, Sheridan had taken the lead and began to establish his advantage while riding the ragged edge of the cushion around the track. His half straightaway lead held till around lap 12 when Crum, who’d passed Allen and was holding off a stout challenge from Lemley, found extra speed on the low side of the track. Chance erased Austin’s advantage in clean air and showed a wheel to him off the bottom of four around lap 17. From there, the two engaged in what was reminiscent of a heavyweight boxing championship match as they battled for the lead. Like Ali and Frazier, they went toe to toe with Crum rolling the bottom and Sheridan holding serve on the cushion as the moisture drained away from both grooves. With the white flag flying, Crum and Sheridan were dead even running through turn two. Sheridan found just a smidge more forward bite off the top through the middle of three, and used it to slingshot himself forward for the narrow win. Crum would settle for a hard. Lemley would dice and slice with Dustin O’Brien and Robbie Price before securing the third spot. He was also fast time and won his heat. Other heat winners were Sheridan and Nate Vaughn.
Steven Hendrickson was Mr Smooth in the Shots 2 Go Espresso 1200 main event. After trading lines with Ryan Cully early in the race, Hendrickson found his familiar high groove and went to work at padding his lead on a rapidly slicking off surface. As Hendrickson built his lead, Brock Lemley and Jared Peterson worked themselves into second and third place and began trying to run Steven down. With slower traffic imminent, Hendrickson’s advantage rapidly dwindled to the point where with five laps remaining, Lemley and Peterson were both within a car length of the leader with heavy traffic ahead. Hendrickson was masterful in finding lines where the slower cars weren’t, and despite both Lemley and Peterson making moves, Steven never faltered, scoring his fourth victory of the year and leading every lap on the process. Lemley and Peterson would settle for second and third respectively in a race that went all 25 laps without caution. Jared Gundersen set fast time. Lemley and Peterson won the heats.
In the NW USAC HPD Midget Division, Dougie James rolled to his first win at Deming Speedway and second overall with the traveling series. James started on the inside pole and held strong on the bottom groove, turning away Chance Crum early and Lance Hallmark late to secure the win. Hallmark ended up second and Mike Vollbrecht made a late run for third. Hallmark was the fast qualifier and won the first heat. Robbie Price won the second heat.
Spencer Constance was masterful in hitting his marks around the inside groove in collecting the win in the Mytrafficman.NET 600 Restricted division. Constance took to the low groove early and when Reese Wickard opened the door to the bottom groove in turn two on lap 14, Constance pounced, grabbing the lead. From there, Spencer turned away the challenges of second and third place finishers Kaitlyn Hammer and Ashley Thompson in taking his first win of 2014. Spencer was also the fast qualifier. Heat winners were Thompson, Ashleigh Johnson and Riley Watkins.
Tyler McLeod made a clean sweep of the Kasey Kahne Junior Sprint division on the evening. After setting quick time and going 4th to 1st in his heat race, McLeod went 4th to 1st on the first lap of the A Main, and managed to hold off a hard charging Peyton Hagen to claim the clean sweep and his 5th main event win of the season. Hagen charged to second and Tyson Lemley was third. Heat winners besides McLeod were Hagen and Lemley.

Sheridan Goes the Distance for Win #2
6/13/14

Deming, WA – Racecars were not the only things that were rapid on Robinson & Kole Attorneys at Law and Popchips night at Deming Speedway on Friday: As Austin Sheridan crossed under the checkered flag to score the win in the Speedmart Hoosier 600 division, the clock struck 8:54pm. Not bad for a Friday the 13th with a full moon. Joining Sheridan in victory lane on the evening were Steven Hendrickson, Eli Schmidt and Haley Constance.
Win number two in his Speedmart Hoosier 600 Open division career was in ways more satisfying than his first for Austin Sheridan. Earlier in the season, Sheridan won a rain shortened main event to grab win number one – on this night, Sheridan battled side by side with Kelly Mauck early in the main event before pulling away to a roughly six car length advantage and going without challenge to score win number two. Brock Lemley took second and Robbie Price was third. Austin was also a heat race winner along with Chase Schmidt. Dustin O’Brien was the quick qualifier.
As the Shots 2 Go Espresso 1200 division’s resident rim rider, Steven Hendrickson has a rep to uphold, which he did a masterfully job of upholding. Hendrickson set his right rear on the cushion early and cruised away to a victory on Friday night, his third of the year. Tyson Cross used a late restart to move into a second place finish and Jake Helsel was third. Cross set quick time. Helsel and Brock Lemley were heat race winners.
Eli Schmidt became only the second driver to win multiple features this season in the Mytrafficman.NET 600 Restricted class. Schmidt went wire to wire for the win, with Tanner Holm right on his rear nerf for the final 12 circuits. At the final flag, Schmidt had held strong to score the victory with Holm a close second and Katie Turner running third. Ashley Thompson set a blistering quick time at 11.076. Sawyer Sorgenfrei, Kaitlyn Hammer and Cody Hogarth won the heat races.
Haley Constance returned to the top spot on the podium in the Kasey Kahne Junior Sprint division. Haley’s extremely strong start to the main event vaulted her into an insurmountable lead as she picked up her second win of the year. Haley was joined on the podium by Alex Gouy in second and Tyson Lemley in third, who was the fast time award winner. Heat race winners were Gouy, Parker Hadlock and Peyton Hagen.

 

Holloway Shines at Deming Speedway
6/6/14

Deming, WA – On a memorable June night at Deming Speedway, Clennon Holloway’s star shined the brightest after a late race pass for the win gave him his second victory of the year in the Shots 2 Go Espresso 1200 division. Fred Meyer and Northwest Propane presented racing action of the evening and joining Holloway in victory lane were Chance Crum, Jesse Schlotfeldt, Alex Gouy and Spud Allen.
In the Shots 2 Go Espresso 1200 division, Tyson Cross jumped to the early lead and looked like the guy to beat for quite a while. Until the midpoint of the race came, where Clennon Holloway, who’d been running second, started making headway on Cross in the high groove, especially at corner entry of turn three. By lap 20, Holloway had shrunk the lead to just a few car lengths. As they exited turn four to complete lap 23, Cross’ car jumped to the middle groove on corner exit, spinning the tires just enough to get Holloway a run. Quickly maneuvering to the inside of the front stretch, Clennon would drag race Tyson to turn one and take Cross’ line and lead away from him. With the lead in hand, Holloway thought it would be smooth sailing till the checkered, but it almost slipped away from him as his chain came off at the apex of the final turn. Cross and eventual third place finisher Steven Hendrickson both closed hard and if not for a little nerf bar nudge from Cross, Holloway may not have made his way passed the line just barely in front of Tyson and Hendrickson. The win for Holloway was number two on the season. Jared Gundersen was the fastest qualifier and won his heat race. Dwayne Mackey won the second heat.
Jesse Schlotfeldt returned to victory lane at Deming Speedway with a win in the Mytrafficman.NET 600 Restricted class. Schlotfeldt led every lap in taking the win, and was only challenged in traffic before a caution gave him clear air and clear sailing with about seven laps remaining. Eli Schmidt was second and Spencer Constance was third. Kaitlyn Hammer was quick time. Heat winners were Tanner Holm, Ashleigh Johnson, Isaac Abenroth and Dylan Resch.
Chance Crum took his first career NW USAC HPD Midget main event win at Deming Speedway. Crum was absolutely glued to the bottom of the track, borrowing from a skill set he acquired running quarter midgets on the pavement as a young man. Crum waited for Dougie James to open the door down low entering turn three on lap nine and pounced on his opportunity to take the lead and win. James would run second and Robbie Price was third. Crum was the quick time on the night and heat race winners were Mike Vollbrecht and Al Goldie.
Alex Gouy streaked away to his first career Kasey Kahne Junior Sprint A Main. Gouy made an inside move on Dakota Drake to take away the lead on lap three and was relatively non challenged the rest of the way en route to his first Deming Speedway win. Peyton Hagen charged for a second place finish with Drake picking up her second podium of the year with a third. Tyler McLeod qualified fastest. The three heat race wins went to Hagen, McLeod and Haley Constance.
The Speedmart / Hoosier 600 Open main event resembled more of a brutal roman war than a race, with drivers using their cars more like battering rams than the precise speed machines they were designed as. When the dust settled, Spud Allen was holding the trophy after his first win of the year. Joe Constance was second and Brock Lemley was third. Chase Schmidt set fast time. Lemley, Nate Vaughn and Rachel Westmoreland won the heats.

Ryan Wins by .004 

5/30/14

Deming, WA – In one of the closest margins of victory in recent memory at Deming Speedway, Liam Ryan erased a straightaway advantage held by Chase Schmidt and won the Speedmart Hoosier 600 Main Event by a margin of .004 seconds. The fantastic finish culminated a great night of racing at Deming Speedway, presented by Phillips 66, Shots 2 Go Espresso and Les Schwab. Also enjoying feature wins were Nate Vaughn, Cody Hogarth and Peyton Hagen.

Frankly speaking, Chase Schmidt appeared to have the win sewed up. As he came to the white flag, Schmidt, who had led all 24 laps of the Speedmart Hoosier 600 main, enjoyed a straight away advantage over Liam Ryan…until disaster struck. As Schmidt exited turn two, the gap between him and Liam drastically began shrinking as Ryan erased the deficit and pulled nearly even at the entrance of turn three. Schmidt maneuvered his car to the middle to block, but Liam crossed underneath him at the exit of four and barely nipped Schmidt at the line, with the scoring computer showing a .004 second differential between the two drivers. “I think I saw him hit the inside wall through the corner…his car definitely was hurt because I saw him shaking it down the back stretch as I caught him” said Ryan of closing the distance on Schmidt. The win for Ryan was his first of the season, with Schmidt and Jared Peterson round out the top three. Peterson set quick time. Heat winners were Chance Crum, Shaun Holtorf, Nate Vaughn and Lance Sargent.

In similar fashion to the 600 class, the Shots 2 Go Espresso 1200 main event featured a close finish. Nate Vaughn paced the field for 23 laps with little distress, but a late caution bunched the field and put Steven Hendrickson right on his tail. On the final restart, Hendrickson buried his right rear on the cushion and made his move, showing Vaughn a tire on the outside of turn two on the way to the white flag. To his credit, Vaughn continued his patient and methodical approach, hitting his marks around the bottom of the speedway and not letting Hendrickson rattle him. As they raced past the white flag and into one, Hendrickson again showed him a tire, but Vaughn held steady and came through with the victory albeit by less than a car length. Hendrickson would settle for second and Brock Lemley ran third. Eric Turner set fast time. Lemley and Rob Braun won the heats.

Fortune finally broke the right way for Cody Hogarth in the Mytrafficman.NET 600 Restricted class. Many times the recipient of bad luck on the year, Cody would move from fourth to first on lap 22 as leader Tanner Holm, the second place car of Ian Humphries and third place Ashley Thompson were all collected in a spin out involving lapped cars, sending them to the back of the pack. With his big moment finally arriving, Hogarth zoomed away from the field and grabbed his first Deming Speedway victory. Kaitlyn Hammer was second and Sawyer Sorgenfrei took third. Heat winners were Humphries, Hammer and Eli Schmidt. Jesse Schlotfeldt qualified fastest.

Chalk up win number three for Peyton Hagen in the Kasey Kahne Junior Sprint class. Hagen came through the field to pass Chase Stuart on lap 11 to score his third W of the season. Haley Constance ran second and Stuart settled for third. Tyler McLeod was fast time. Hagen, Peyton Rambow and Tyson Lemley won their heats.

 

May 16, 2014
Deming Speedway
Racing sponsored by: Jim’s Automotive Experts
Mt. Baker Roofing & Mt. Baker Moto-Sports

                                                    Hammer claims number 4, Lemley picks-up first 600 Win, Hendrickson gets number two, and Peyton Hagen claims victory!
MYTRAFICMAN.NET 600Restricted
Kaitlyn Hammer picks-up win number four in the MYTRAFICMAN.NET 600Restricted class. Hammer from the pole position led all 25 laps for the win. Though a victory, it was not without challenges, Eli Schmidt, Tanner Holm, Spencer Constance and Cody Hogarth rounded out the top five. The biggest challenges came from Eli and Tanner. Both drivers were racing each other, but also trying to find a way around Hammer.
Fast Time: Hammer
Heat race Winners: Ian Humphries, Isaac Abenroth, Hunter Crum
Main: Kaitlyn Hammer, Eli Schmidt, Tanner Holm, Spencer Constance, Cody Hogarth, Dylan Resch, Katie Turner, Ian Humphries, Isaac Abenroth, Ashley Thompson, Sawyer Sorgenfrie, Riley Watkins, Ashleigh Johnson, DWP, Hunter Crum, Tatum Pospical, JJ Thomas, Devon Borden, Dylan Belik.
Kasey Kahne Jr’s
Peyton Hagen picked-up another win in the KKJr’s. Peyton had stiff competition from Tyler McLeod and Chase Stuart. Those drivers finished second and third respectively. Points leader and fast time qualifier Haley Constance, started six on the invert, and was up to four when she became involved in two on track incidents, and ended her night.
Fast Time: Haley Constance
Heat Race Winners: Haley Constance, Tyler McLeod, Peyton Hagen
Main: Peyton Hagen, Tyler McLeod, Chase Stuart, Tyson Lemley, Allison Johnson, Lynden Lebedynski, Parker Hadlock, Haylee Bloodgood, Baker Fagerlie, O’Riley Benda, Mitchel Helsel, Macie Logsdon, Peyton Rambow, Dakota Drake, Haley Constance, Alex Guey.
SHOTS2GO ESPRESSO 1200’S
Steven Hendrickson won for the second time this season. Starting on the front row, Hendrickson led all twenty-five laps of the 1200 main event. Steven was never had a serious challenge, but the best race  in the main was for second place. Eric Turner and Tyson Cross had a spectacular battle for the runner-up  spot with Turner coming out on top.
Fast Time: Tyson Cross
Heat Race Winners: Steve Hendrickson, Brock Lemley
Main: Steven Hendrickson, Eric Turner, Tyson Cross, Jake Helsel, Nate Vaughn, Brock Lemley, Clennon Holloway, Jared Gunderson, Dwayne Mackey, Rob Braun, Dick Williams, Frosty Metcalfe
SpeedMart/Hoosier 600’s
Brock Lemley won his first 600 race since winning Clay Cup 2013 last July. Starting on the pole with three time class winner Chance Crum, those staged a battle royal for twenty-five laps. Chance finished second while Chase Schmidt was third. It looked as though Chase was coming hard to make a pass on both Chance and Brock on lap twenty. Chase has the fastest car, and was running against the cushion in all corners. Just when it appeared he had both momentum and speed, his car jumped the cushion in turn four and he fell back about six car lengths, maintaining third.
Fast Time: Joe Constance
Heat Winners: Chance Crum, Dustin O’Brien, Jared Peterson
Main: Brock Lemley, Chance Crum, Chase Schmidt, Austin Sheridan, Joe Constance, Jacob Brown, Spud Allen, Alden Olstrom, Kelley Mauck, Gregory Hamilton, Kris LaBree, Nate Vaughn, Brady Janson, Brandee Wood, Rick Smith, Chad Reid, Nick Thornhill, Dustin O’Brien, Jared Peterson, Lance Sargent, Jeff Little              
                                       

 

Crum and Holloway are Late Race Heroes at Deming Speedway
5/9/14

Deming, WA – There’s nothing quite like late race drama to send a crowd home happy, and that’s exactly how the final two main events of the evening went on Little Caesars / Body Armor night at Deming Speedway. Chance Crum took advantage of some late race carnage to collect his second win of the year in the SpeedMart Hoosier 600 Open class. Clennon Holloway took Jake Helsel to slidejob class in winning the Shots 2 Go Espresso 1200 feature. Dylan Resch won a marathon Mytrafficman.NET 600 Restricted main and Tyler McLeod topped the Kasey Kahne Junior Sprints.
The final five laps of the SpeedMart Hoosier 600 Open main event featured more twists and turns than a great mystery novel. Joe Constance held point from the outset of the green flag, with Shaun Holtorf giving chase. The race went non-stop with Constance in front and Holtorf chasing as the lead pair got into heavy traffic. The lead Joe had built quickly evaporated and Holtorf actually grabbed the lead as the pair raced to complete lap 23. As the lead pair came around, Kinser Kennedy brought out the race’s first caution with a blown engine. Under Deming Speedway rules, the lineup reverted to the last completed lap putting Constance back in front. On the ensuing restart, a wrestling match broke out for the bottom lane around turns 1 and 2, with Constance coming out of the fray with a flat left rear tire and Holtorf collected in an incident with third place running Chase Schmidt. With Joe forced pitside and the next two drivers moved to the back, 4th place running Austin Sheridan took the lead for the race’s final restart with a lapped car in between him and second place running Chance Crum. As the green dropped, the lapped car gave Crum plenty of room to get by, and the battle was on between Sheridan and Crum. Sheridan led lap 23 on the high side, but Crum found strong drive off the bottom and took the lead on lap 24. The drivers went wheel to wheel around the track on the final circuit with Crum pulling ahead for the win off the bottom of four. Sheridan settled for second and Dustin O’Brien ran third. Crum, Constance and Jacob Brown were heat winners. Schmidt was the fast qualifier.
As with the SpeedMart Hoosier 600 Open class, the complexion of the Shots 2 Go Espresso 1200 main event was changed by a late race caution. When Eric Drake encountered mechanical gremlins on lap 22, the field was bunched up behind race leader Clennon Holloway who had held a comfortable advantage since the start of the main. On the restart, Holloway buzzed his rear tires, opening up a lane for Jake Helsel to throw a slider at him coming through one and two. Helsel made the slider stick and took the lead, with Holloway looking for a cross under. The first cross under came up short, and Holloway set up his next move. That move would come after they crossed under the flag stand completing lap 23, as Holloway showed Helsel a wheel, then slid him through turn one and two to retake the lead as the white flag flew. Helsel tried one more move on Clennon, but the savvy vet made a block and went on to win his first feature of the year, followed by Helsel and Tyson Cross, who set quick time. Holloway and Helsel were the heat race winners.
In the Mytrafficman.net 600 restricted division, Dylan Resch endured a marathon of a race, littered with yellow and red flag stoppages in going wire-to-wire for his first win of the season. Resch turned back multiple challenges from Jesse Schlotfeldt and eventual second place finisher Cody Hogarth on his way to winning the main which was shortened ever so slightly due to time considerations. Tanner Holm ran third. Kaitlyn Hammer set quick time. Heat winners were Hogarth, Holm and JJ Thomas.
Tyler McLeod has put a stranglehold on the Kasey Kahne Junior Sprint division as he won his fourth main event of the year. McLeod took the lead on lap six and held off Haley Constance on his way to the victory. Constance was your runner up, followed by Levi Klatt who led the first five circuits. Constance set quick time. Heat winners were Dakota Drake, McLeod and Klatt.

Drivers Battle Through Weather at Deming Speedway
5/2/14

Despite her every effort, Mother Nature was defeated on Napa Auto Parts of Bellingham / Mt Baker Powdercoating night at Deming Speedway. Rain shortened the SpeedMart Hoosier 600 feature at the end of the evening and forced shorter mains than usual in some of the divisions, but the driver’s persevered and put on an exciting show for the crowd. Austin Sheridan won his first career main event in the 600 Open division. Steven Hendrickson went wire to wire for the win in the Shots 2 Go Espresso 1200s. Kaitlyn Hammer won her third straight main in the Mytrafficman.net 600 Restricted class. Tyler “Moon Kitty” McLeod won the Kasey Kahne Junior Sprint main and Tristin Thomas was the victor in the season debut of the USAC Ford Focus Midgets.
Leading off the evening, the Kasey Kahne Junior Sprints raced hard all night and the main event was no exception. Peyton Hagen took the lead from Alex Guoy on lap six and appeared to have the race well in hand until a late caution bunched the field up. Tyler “Moon Kitty” McLeod took advantage and drove deep on the low side of turn one on lap 14 to edge past Hagen and into the lead and eventual victory, his third of the year. Haley Constance raced past Hagen to take second, with Peyton finishing out the podium in third. McLeod was fast time. Heat winners were Dakota Drake, Hagen and Levi Klatt.
Wet weather emerged early in the Mytrafficman.net 600 Restricted main event, as the first attempt to get the race started was delayed by a storm that rained directly over the track. After waiting out the shower, the cars hit the track again after it was packed, roughly 20 minutes after the downpour. Kaitlyn Hammer took full advantage of the lightning quick track conditions, racing out to the lead on lap one and leading all 20 circuits virtually unchallenged to win her third race in a row. Reese Wickard was second and Riley Watkins took third. Cody Hogarth was the fastest qualifier. Heat wins went to Katie Turner, Hammer and Wickard.
The Shots 2 Go Espresso 1200 Main Event was also thrilling, with Steven Hendrickson and Jake Helsel locked in battle early. Hendrickson took to the cushion and held serve with Helsel challenging on the bottom but unable to take the point from Steven. A mid race caution created a restart where Tyson Cross would get around Helsel, but he had nothing for Hendrickson either who ran to his first win of the year. Cross would settle for second with Helsel taking third. Cross set quick time. Heats went to Brock Lemley and Eric Turner.
A 15 lap USAC Focus Midget main was next on the docket and Tristin Thomas and Robbie Price provided the excitement early. Thomas used the low group to reel in Price and set up a slider out of turn four on lap five to take the lead. Tristin would hang on to the lead for the rest of the main to take the win on the first night of racing for the midgets on the season. Joe Constance was second and Mike Vollbrecht took third. Vollbrecht was quick time and Price won the heat race.
With rain threatening, the 600 Open main raced to the track. The opening laps would be crucial, with Austin Sheridan jumping to the lead from the inside pole. The skies opened up and the track gradually got wetter and wetter, eventually necessitating the checkered flag being thrown on lap eight. Sheridan had built a huge lead at that point and was crowned the winner, his first career win. Chance Crum was second and Brock Lemley was third. Dustin O’Brien was the fast qualifier. Heat winners were Lemley, Robbie Price and Jared Peterson.

April 25, 2014
A cool clear night of exciting racing greeted the fans at Deming Speedway Friday night. A night of first time winners, hard crash’s’, and exciting racing! All sponsored by Les Schwab Tire Stores of Whatcom County.
Shots2go Espresso 1200’s;
Jake Helsel picked up his first 1200 main event win after taking over the reins from his Dad in the middle of last season. Jake was in the family owned 600 restricted car until Dad let him hot lap the 1200 in the middle of last season. Jake new immediately, that’s what he wanted to drive. Starting inside row two for the 25 lap main, Jake made a bold move passing two cars inside turn four on lap two, and he was gone! A few cautions,  and 25 laps later, Jake had his first Victory!
Fast Time: Jason Bloodgood (subbing for Jared Gunderson)
Heat Winners: Nate Vaughn, Jake Helsel
Main Event: Helsel, Clennon Holloway, Nate Vaughn, Brock Lemley, Tyson Cross, Jason Bloodgood, Eric Turner, Dwayne Mackey, Zach Keefe, Dick Williams, Jesse Branham.
Kasey Kahne JR’s;
Peyton Hagen picked his first victory of the year by being consistent lap after lap, all while being chased by time veteran multiple time winner Haley Constance. Finishing second, Haley did everything she could to find a way around Hagen, but it was not to be as Hagen crossed the line with Constance a mere 4/10’s of a second behind. Finishing third was Dakota Drake with her first podium finish
Fast Time: Haley Constance
Heat Winners: Tyson Lemley, Levi Klatt, Peyton Hagen
Main Event: Peyton Hagen, Haley Constance, Dakota Drake, Levi Klatt, Macie Logsdon, Chase Stewart, Parker Hadlock, Alex Gouy, Allison Johnson, Mitchel Helsel, Haylee Bloodgood,  Dean Lehmann, O’Riley Benda, Arissa Lamm Tyson Lemley, Peyton Rambow
MYTRAFFICMAN.NET 600 RESTRICTED;
Welcome mytrafficman.net as a new sponsor to the 600R class Friday Night, and second time season winner Kaitlyn Hammer showed the way! From the front row, it looked like a runaway for Cody Hogarth, than lap traffic happened which slowed the pace, and one small mistake coming off  turn two, it appeared Cody’s car got a little loose, slid up the track, and that was all Kaitlun need to slide by on the inside and claim the victory, her second for the season. Hogarth finished second, with Specser Constance third.
Fast Time: Jesse Schlotfeldt
Heat Winners: Isaac Abenroth, Ashley Thompson, Cody Hogarth
Main Event: Kaitlyn Hammer, Cody Hogarth, Spencer Constance, (DWP)  Darius Walker-Perkins, Katie Turner, Dylan Resch, Reese Wickard, Riley Watkins, Ashley Thompson, Tanner Holm , Eli Schmidt, Ian Humphries, Isaac Abenroth, Jaden Thomas, Hunter Crum, Sawyer Sorgenfrei, Jesse Schlotfeldt,  Tatum Pospical, Brandee Wood
SpeedMart/Hoosier 600’s;
It was a night that Spud Allen looked like he was the man to beat in the main event, by lap eight, it looked like it was to be a runaway for the veteran driver! Then came a rut in turn three, Allen pin-wheeled into the wall, bounced off and came to a rest on all four tires. Scary as it looked, Spud walked away unscathed, the car was not so lucky! On the ensuing restart top ten runner Austin Sheridan and Brock Lemley locked bumpers, came to a stop in turn one. Both drivers go to the rear on the restart. It appeared Brock was on a mission as he restarted 17th, and finished 4th! Meanwhile, up front Chance Crum was making his presence known to the rest of the field. After inheriting the lead from Spud Allen, Chance took full advantage of the situation to capture his first main event. It was not a walk in the park! Liam Ryan 2nd, was on his rear knerf for the last ten laps. Joe Constance 4th, was challenging both drivers looking for another spot to pick-up. Add to that equation Brock Lemley, 3rd, Kris LaBree 5th,, and Chase Schmidt 6th. Give Chance Crum kudos for handling the pressure, knowing all those veterans were right behind him, and maintaining his composure to get that first win!
Fast Time: Robbie Price
Heat Winners: Austin Sheridan, Joe Constance, Brock Lemley
Main Event: Chance Crum, Liam Ryan, Brock Lemley, Joe Constance, Kris LaBree, Chase Schmidt, Nate Vaughn, Skylar Gee, Dustin O’Brien, Austin Sheridan, Keith Wickard, Alden Ostrom, Rachael Westmoreland, Steve Anderson, Tanner Reid, Kevin Wilkenson, Kelly Mauck, Spud Allen, Robbie Price
 

Drivers Survive for Wins on Chaotic Night at Deming Speedway
4/18/14
Intense and physical racing was the calling card of A-1 Welding / Scrap-It Stow-It night at Deming Speedway. Three new drivers survived their features to claim their first win of the season, with Chase Schmidt, Tyson Cross and Kaitlyn Hammer all scoring wins. Tyler McLeod was the only repeat victor of the evening, winning the Kasey Kahne Junior Sprint main.

It was a relatively easy run for Chase Schmidt in the open 600 division, as he was unaware of the consistent chaos behind him over the duration of the main event. Schmidt led every lap, turning away a challenge from Jared Peterson around the mid race mark until engine problems sidelined Jared. From there, Chase led comfortably while the rest of the field brawled like Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots for the rest of the positions. Enduring multiple cautions and red flags over the back half of the race, Schmidt picked up the eventual victory followed by Robbie Price and Chance Crum. Dustin O’Brien was the fast qualifier. Crum, Kevin Wilkinson and Liam Ryan were heat winners.
Tyson Cross broke the Brock Lemley mini streak in the Shots 2 Go Espresso 1200 division with a wire to wire win in the main event. Cross, who set quick time earlier in the night, started off the pole and led comfortably for the majority of the race. He was followed to the line by Brock Lemley and Jake Helsel. Lemley and Steven Hendrickson won the heats.
One driver’s disaster was another driver’s dream come true in the 600 Restricted division. Rookie Cody Hogarth streaked out to an early advantage and had control of the race when he hit a rut on the exit of corner four and broke a piece of the front suspension, ending his night. On the lap 14 restart, Kaitlyn Hammer took control of the race and streaked away to her first Deming Speedway win. Eli Schmidt was second and Tanner Holm ran third. Spencer Constance was fast time. Heat winners were Schmidt, Hogarth and Isaac Abenroth.
Tyler “Moon Kitty” McLeod won for the second straight week in the Kasey Kahne Junior Sprints. While he was checked out from the field, the battle for second raged on with six different drivers battling for the spot over the course of the 15 lap feature. As the checkered flag flew, Haley Constance ended up taking the runner spot, followed by Peyton Hagen. Constance was quick time and heat wins went to Hagen, Parker Hadlock and Levi Klatt.

 

Exciting 600 Finish Thrills Deming Speedway Crowd
4/11/14
Deming , WA - On a chilly Friday night, Deming Speedway fans were treated to a fantastic night of racing presented by Diehl Ford and Guardian Security. Jared Peterson and Liam Ryan left the exiting crowd breathless as the two went nose to tail for 25 laps in the 600 Open division main event before Peterson emerged triumphant. Brock Lemley became the first two time winner on the year in the Shots 2 Go Espresso 1200 class, while Eli Schmidt and Tyler McLeod won the mains in the 600 Restricted and Kasey Kahne Junior Sprints.
In the finale of the evening, Jared Peterson and Liam Ryan were locked into a heavyweight championship style battle for supremacy where the winner wasn’t determined until the final corner of the final lap. Peterson led every lap, but only led the final 100 or so feet of lap 25, as Ryan had shot around Jared in turn 1 and slammed the door shut (seemingly) going into turn 3. Peterson, who had successfully defended the bottom groove over the bulk of the race, took to the high side and used heavy lapped traffic in the middle of the turn to set a basketball style pick on Liam, retaking the lead and scoring the win in the process. Robbie Price was third. Kevin Wilkinson was quick time. Heat wins went to Skyler Jennings, Chase Schmidt, Keith Wickard and Brock Lemley.
For the second straight week, Brock Lemley scored the victory in the Shots 2 Go Espresso 1200 division. His path to victory was significantly tougher this weekend, with Jared Gundersen staying within striking distance for the duration of the 25 lap main event, but never quite close enough to show Brock a wheel. Steven Hendrickson ran third. Gundersen was quick time. Hendrickson and Dwayne Mackey won the heats.
Eli Schmidt was a wire to wire winner in an intense 600 Restricted main event. Schmidt held off a strong challenge from Kaitlyn Hammer amongst heavy lapped traffic to score the victory. The top two were followed to the line by Tanner Holm, who set quick time on the night. Heat wins went to Ashley Thompson, Brandee Wood, Isaac Abenroth and Dylan Resch.
Tyler McLeod won his first main event of the season in a fast paced affair in the Kasey Kahne Junior Sprints. McLeod led every lap of the main event with Haley Constance right on his tail for the majority of the contest. Levi Klatt was third for the second straight week. Constance was fast time and won her heat race. McLeod and Klatt won the other heats.

Deming Speedway Beats Mother Nature on Opening Night
4/4/14
Deming, WA – After an initial flurry of rain delayed activities, the fans at Deming Speedway were treated to a great night of racing presented by Pacific Power Batteries. Main event winners on the night were Dustin O’Brien, Brock Lemley, Reese Wickard and Haley Constance.
In the 600 Open division, Dustin O’Brien took home the opening night victory. O’Brien ascended to the lead on lap when race leader Brock Lemley hit a rut and lost control of his car temporarily. After regaining control, Lemley and O’Brien had a fantastic race that ended on lap 20 when mechanical woes forced Brock pit side and gave Dustin a clear path to victory. Liam Ryan and Austin Sheridan rounded out the podium, both racing their way from deep in the field to strong finishes. Heat races were lined up by pill draw, as the wet weather washed away time trials for all classes. Heat race winners in the 600 class were Chase Schmidt (from 6th), Ryan and Joe Constance.
Brock Lemley scored an opening night win in the Shots 2 Go Espresso 1200 division. Brock was the only wire to wire winner on the evening, leading lap one to twenty five with little trouble, lapping all the way up to 4th in the process. Clennon Holloway had a strong night, winning his heat race and finishing second in the main. Steven Hendrickson brought his car home third. Rob Braun won a heat race and was running strong till a vicious early lap flip ended his main event.
Fans were treated to a fantastic finish in the 600 Restricted division. Reese Wickard had held the lead since lap four and despite heavy traffic, held point comfortably with about 7 laps remaining. That was until JJ Thomas turned on the jets, rapidly closing the gap and putting his front nerf solidly on the back bumper of Wickard to let him know he was there. The two drivers were nose to tail of the course of the final few circuits and when the dust settled, Wickard held on in a thrilling finish over Thomas, who ran a career best second. Kaitlyn Hammer also closed strong late with a third place. Heat winners were Hammer, Thomas and Brandee Wood.
A wild Kasey Kahne Junior Sprint finish found Haley Constance holding of a strong run by Peyton Hagen to score her first win of the 2014 campaign. Levi Klatt closed strong late as well to take home a third place. Heat wins in the division went to Hagen, Klatt and Alex Gouy.

2013

Friday the 13th Shenanigans Pop Up at Deming Speedway
9/13/13
A strange night of racing occurred at Deming Speedway on a Friday the 13th, where a big crowd sat under sunny skies watching 85 cars compete for glory on Praise 106.5 / Armed Forces / First Responders night. Coming through the evening with the main event wins were Kyle Mitchell, Nate Vaughn, Spencer Constance and Peyton Hagen.
In the 600 Open division, Kyle Mitchell led all 25 laps of the main event under constant pressure from second place finisher Liam Ryan and Chase Schmidt. Late in the race, both Schmidt and Ryan had a shot at Mitchell with traffic looming, but Mitchell held his cool and cruised on the victory ahead of Ryan and Spud Allen, who navigated through a late race tangle up that collected a number of front running cars on the final lap. Austin Sheridan set quick time. Heat winners were Kelly Mauck, Kevin Wilkinson, Brayden Planko and Shaun Holtorf.
The Shots 2 Go Espresso 1200 main was a victim of the Friday the 13th curse as the first six laps took 17 minutes to run between yellow and red flags. When the drivers finally began clicking off consecutive laps, Nate Vaughn, who had held point from the beginning of the race, held off strong challenges from both Steven Hendrickson and eventual second place finisher Eric Turner en route to his second victory of the season. Hendrickson would exit on lap twenty one after a flip, paving the way for Brock Lemley to charge to third. Jared Gundersen set quick time. Vaughn, Eric Drake and Zach Keefe won heat races.
Spencer Constance dominated the 600 Restricted division in taking the main event win. Constance enjoyed a full straightaway advantage for most of the race. Eli Schmidt made a charge late and narrowed the advantage to just a few car lengths before taking second. Third was point leader Tristin Thomas, who also set quick time. Heat winners were Kaitlyn Hammer, Constance, Sawyer Sorgenfrei and Brandee Wood.
The night belonged to Peyton Hagen in the Kasey Kahne Junior Sprints, who scored his first career main event win at Deming Speedway after taking the lead from Peyton Rambow on lap 4. Hagen won by a healthy advantage over second place finisher Trevor Douglas, who also had a career best finish. Lynden Lebedynski tightened the championship race with a third place run. The curse of Friday the 13th struck this race in a big way, as two red flags occurred within the first five laps in a division where even a single red flag is rare. Haley Constance was the fast qualifier. Heat winners were Hagen, Lebedynski and Tyson Lemley.

 

 

Ryan’s Last Lap Pass Secures Deming Speedway Win
8/23/13

Liam Ryan grabbed a win in the 600 Open division that he’ll remember for a long time, with a last lap pass that grabbed him a victory on Sun Drop/Les Schwab night at Deming Speedway. Joining him in victory lane was Brock Lemley, Tristin Thomas and Haley Constance.
Ryan, admittedly, started the 600 A Main with a race car that was way tight for the first ten laps, as he rolled around in the fourth position during the early going. A lap 10 yellow gave Ryan the opportunity to work on his shock package, with his cockpit adjustable shocks playing a big factor in the outcome of the feature. Dialing the knobs to loosen his car up, Ryan found the top groove of turns one and two and quickly rocketed into second place and rapidly closing on race leader Chase Schmidt. Around lap 13, Ryan showed a nose to Schmidt on the outside of one and two but couldn’t complete the pass. On the subsequent circuit, Schmidt moved his car into the high groove as well, taking Ryan’s line away. Ryan remained patient and waited for slower traffic. When the slower traffic came into play following the white flag, Liam struck, railing the high groove again as Schmidt took low to try and deal with the slower car. Schmidt unfortunately chose the wrong line, as the lapper dove low, giving Liam the edge on the high side which he used to make the pass coming out of turn two to secure the lead and the win. Schmidt would roll home second and Jared Peterson third. Austin Sheridan was fast time. Heat wins went to Peterson, Dustin O’Brien and Madison Hess.
Brock Lemley came out of a heated early battle with Derek Holmwood with the lead in the Shots 2 Go Espresso 1200 main, and ended cruising to an easy win as many of his fellow competitors fell away due to attrition. Lemley survived multiple cautions to lap up to 4th place in picking up the win, his second of the season. Tyson Cross finished second and Frosty Metcalfe was third. Jared Gundersen set quick time. Heat wins went to Nate Vaughn and Steven Hendrickson.
It came down to the wire for Tristin Thomas in the 600 Restricted division, but when the dust settled, it was Thomas standing tall with the A Main trophy. Thomas led easily until hitting traffic around lap 16. The lapped cars, while slower, held a tough line around the inside of the track, and no one had the gumption to work the high groove. Tristin settled into line while second place Ashley Thompson and third place Eli Schmidt closed. In the end, Thomas only ended up lapping one car, but neither Thompson nor Schmidt could use the outside groove, and it was Tristin taking the win. Heat race wins went to Sawyer Sorgenfrei, Dylan Resch and Brandee Wood. Thomas set quick time.
Haley Constance made a last lap pass to win her second straight Kasey Kahne Junior Sprint A Main and third overall of the season. Constance and Lynden Lebedynski had a spirited battle that ended with Lebedynski trapped behind a lapped car on the inside of the race track on the last lap. Constance used the clear lane around the top to take the lead and the win, followed by Lynden and Allison Johnson. Cain Cress was quick time. Heat winners were Cress and Lebedynski.

 

 

Vaughn Wins First Career 1200 Feature at Deming Speedway
8/16/13
Nate Vaughn achieved a dream on North Coast Credit Union amd Special T Signs & Graphics Night at Deming Speedway. The Sedro Woolley, WA teenager led all 25 laps of the Shots 2 Go Espresso 1200 Main Event for his first career victory in the division. Joining Vaughn in victory lane were Jared Peterson, Tanner Holm and Haley Constance.
For Vaughn, his rookie campaign in the Shots 2 Go Espresso 1200 division was only missing one thing: A feature win. That win came on Friday night, as he led every lap of the main event from the pole position. Vaughn was challenged late by Brock Lemley who ended up third in the race after Jared Gundersen snuck underneath him on the final lap. Gundersen was the fast qualifier. Steven Hendrickson, Lemley and Vaughn were the heat race winners.
Jared Peterson used a big opening lap move to pick up the wire to wire win in the 600 Open division. Peterson started on the outside of row one and on the drop of the green flag, pulled a bonsai move to the bottom of the racetrack entering turn one. “I had been watching the 1200 main previously and toward the end, saw all of them around the bottom, so I thought I needed to get low as soon as possible”, said Jared in victory lane. After taking the lead, he was flawless in both clean air and traffic, only being closed upon during restarts. Chase Schmidt ran second and Liam Ryan was third. Brayden Planko set quick time. Austin Sheridan, Brock Lemley, Kyle Mitchell and Spud Allen won the heats.
For the fourth time in 2013, Tanner Holm was the winner in the 600 Restricted division. Holm was scheduled to start inside row two, but an opening lap caution reshuffled the front of the field and placed Holm outside row one for the second attempt to start the race. From there, Holm held tough around the outside groove, taking the lead by a nose on lap one, then slamming the door to the bottom groove shortly thereafter. “I knew I could run the top from those A Mains we ran at Clay Cup last month. Our car was good enough up there to get the lead, and from there we just ran away”, said Holm. Holm was nearly untouchable over the remaining duration, winning by a huge margin over second place Chance Crum and third place Dylan Resch. Tristin Thomas set quick time. Heat wins went to Resch, Brandee Wood and Ashley Thompson.
Haley Constance won for the second time on the year, taking over the lead from Cain Cress on lap 12 to score the victory in the Kasey Kahne Junior Sprints. Haley was joined in victory lane by Peyton Hagen who took a career best second and Mitchell Helsel in third. Constance also set quick time, the first car of the year in the class to qualify in the 12 second bracket. Heat wins belonged to Hagen and Lynden Lebedinski.

Rallye Auto Sales, KISM and Autism Speaks Night was a huge success thanks to all the great fans and drivers of Deming Speedway, the numbers are not all in yet but it looks like we have hit 13,000.00. We still have some time to reach our goal of 15,000.00. Thank you to everyone that donated items to the Auction, Bake Sale and Raffle. We could not have done this without you!

 

O’Brien Wins at Deming Speedway
8/2/13
Dustin O’Brien visited victory lane for the first time in 2013 to round out a successful Mytrafficman.net / Coors Light night at Deming Speedway. Joining O’Brien in victory lane were Eric Drake, Dylan Resch and Lynden Lebedinski.
O’Brien had his work cut out for him all race long in the 600 Open A Feature. The 2011 track champion would work tirelessly to find the way around early race leader Austin Sheridan, finally finding room underneath him coming out of turn two on lap 18 to take the lead. Once by, heavy lapped traffic loomed and he was dogged by second place finisher Jared Peterson who did everything he could with the slower cars around to take the point. O’Brien never wavered, holding off Peterson and Sheridan to take the win, his first of the year. Sheridan was the fast qualifier. Spud Allen, Brandon Turner and Robbie Price won the heats.
Eric Drake led every lap of the Shots 2 Go Espresso 1200 Main Event. Drake was dogged by Nate Vaughn for most of the race, but showing his veteran guile, never panicked and ran a smooth consistent line all 25 laps to take the win. Vaughn was second with a fast closing Jared Gundersen taking third. Gundersen took quick time. Tyson Cross and Zach Keefe won the heats.
Dylan Resch endured a very similar feature to what Drake ran, taking the point early and holding off a very racy Ashleigh Johnson for all 25 laps to score his second win of the year in the 600 Restricted class. Johnson, fresh off her first victory last week, finished second and Tristin Thomas was third. Thomas set quick time. Heat wins went to Johnson, Brandee Wood and Jesse Schlotfeldt.
The Kasey Kahne Junior Sprints had serious issues with lining up properly at the start of their race, leading to mass confusion and delays. Officials made the decision that for the good of the show, the cars they were having trouble lining up would be penalized to the rear of the field. The major beneficiary of this penalty was Lynden Lebedinski who was originally slated to line up outside row two. With positions one through three sent to the back of the pack, Lebedinski was awarded the pole on a single file start to the race, a lead that he would never relinquish despite extreme pressure from second place finishing Cain Cress and third place Haley Constance. For Lebedinski, it was his sixth win of 2013. Cress was quick time. Lebedinski and Arissa Lamm were heat winners.

Brock Lemley, Liam Ryan and Jesse Schlotfeldt are Clay Cup 2013 Champions
7/20/13
With the largest crowd in the history of the 30thAnnual Clay Cup Nationals in attendance, Brock Lemley, Liam Ryan and Jesse Schlotfeldt were crowned as champions on a sunny Saturday.
With $7,500 on the line, Brock Lemley slammed the door shut on a potential Liam Ryan sweep of the weekend in the 600 Open class. Jared Peterson led the first lap with Ryan in tow on the bottom of the raceway. The two went wing to wing and wheel to wheel around the track with Ryan taking the point on lap 2. Peterson looked to have the lead back off turn four on lap 3, but a caution came out before the lap completed, reverting the lineup back to a Ryan lead. From there, Liam held point for a long while, with Peterson and Heath Duinkerken hot on his tail until a lap 15 red for Hayden Schmidt. The subsequent restart saw Kyle Mitchell spin, ending his evening and rebunching the field for another restart. On the next green, Peterson and Duinkerken collided, resulting in Peterson flipping an ending his night. Ryan would restart with Duinkerken now in tow, as the two got out for a long green flag stretch that saw Ryan add a nice pad to his advantage before he entered traffic. With traffic looming, Lemley, who started ninth, worked his way around Duinkerken and set sail for Ryan. Ryan was struggling with the slower cars, unable to race around them as the bulk of them sat low in the turns. Lemley shortened the distance lap by lap, catching Ryan at the lap 36 mark. Brock managed to keep his momentum up around the high groove, finding enough moisture and wing speed to rocket the car around Liam and securing the lead on the completion of the 38th lap. Ryan moved up raceway, chasing Brock on the high side, but Lemley did not flinch over the final two circuits on his way to the $7,500 win. Ryan jumped the cushion in turn three coming to the checkered flag, flipping hard and ending his night. Duinkerken, the 2012 600 Clay Cup champion, raced home to second and Spud Allen collected his first 600 podium at Clay Cup by coming home third. Ryan won the match race. Kris Labree won the C Feature. Madison Hess was the B Feature winner and made an impressive charge up the field to finish 5th in the A Main. With the win, Lemley became the 13th winner in 13 contests in the 600 division at Clay Cup. It was also Brock’s 6th win at Clay Cup between the 600 and 1200 divisions.
Ryan gave himself a shot to win both divisions on the same night with a win in the Shots 2 Go Espresso 1200 division. Lemley, also doing double duty over the weekend, rolled out to the early lead with Ryan hot on his tail. Brock led the first 13 laps, working his car both high and low and Ryan matching him as they looked for the fastest line around the track. Ryan grabbed the lead off the bottom on lap 14, but only held it for one lap as Lemley battled back up high to retake the lead on 15. Lemley held serve through lap 20 when he spun the tires too much off turn four coming to finish lap 21, turning the car around while Ryan raced by on the bottom. An inadvertent yellow bunched the field up, and with clean air in front of him, Ryan was off to the races, building a lead that would prove to be insurmountable. For Liam, it was second straight win in the 1200 division at Clay Cup. Brock ended up second and Jared Gundersen scored a career best third. Ryan was the winner of the match race.
Jesse Schlotfeldt picked up the biggest win of his 10 year old life as he won the first ever 600 Restricted Clay Cup A Main. Schlotfeldt, who moved into the restricted class after a season where he won 17 mains in the Kasey Kahne Junior Sprint class, won for the first time in the division by leading all 30 laps of the main event with little to no challenge. He also won the match race. Tristin Thomas was second and Dylan Resch ran third. JJ Thomas was the B Main winner.

 

Ryan Sets Himself Up for Big Clay Cup Finale
7/19/13

Having already secured a big scoring night in the 1200 division, Liam Ryan turned his sole focus of the second night of the 30th Annual Clay Cup Nationals at Deming Speedway to the 600 division. The decision paid big dividends, as Ryan won the 600 feature and set himself up for a chance to become the first driver to win two mains at Clay Cup. Kyle Johnson overcame mechanical gremlins to win the Shots 2 Go Espresso 1200 main and Jake Helsel led the last 6 laps of the 600 Restricted Feature to take the win.
Kevin Wilkinson started the 600 Feature off like a rocket, streaking to an early advantage that appeared at times insurmountable during the first 15 laps of the main. All the while, Ryan was working his way forward from 13th, putting himself into the top three around the races first stoppage at the lap 15 mark. The ensuing Delaware style restart closed the gap significantly between Wilkinson, second place running Brock Lemley and Ryan. Wilkinson fought valiantly on the bottom, but on lap 20, saw Ryan make a huge move inside him coming off the second corner where got by both Lemley and Wilkinson in one shot. From there, it was off to the races for Liam who took the victory and in the process, had a huge point scoring night. Lemley got by Wilkinson for second. Heath Duinkerken set quick time. Heat winners were Madison Hess, Chase Schmidt, Hayden Schmidt, Lemley and Ryan won the heats. Brayden Planko won the C Main and Jared Peterson won the B. By virtue of his night, Ryan earned the top score for the weekend and will start on the pole of tomorrow night’s $7500 to win 40 lap A Main. Jared Peterson was the second highest scorer and will also start on the front row.
With a decent scoring night already recorded, Ryan parked his 1200 ride for the evening, opening the door for other drivers to try and eclipse him in the Shots 2 Go Espresso 1200 division. When the dust settled, Ryan and Brock Lemley earned the front row starting spot for tomorrow night’s A Main, as no one beat their first night scores. Kyle Johnson picked up the feature win, leading all 25 laps from the pole after fighting his fuel system during hot laps, time trials and his heat race. Jacob Buckenmeyer took second and Steven Hendrickson was third. Tyson Cross set quick time and won his heat race, setting up what could have been a huge scoring night, but was caught up in a wreck on the opening lap and recorded a DNF. Other heat winners were Zach Keefe and Eric Drake.
Jake Helsel put himself in the right position to benefit from Isaac Abenroth’s bad break as he won the Friday night prelim main in the 600 Restricted. Abenroth led the first 19 laps before a gentle tap of the inside jersey barrier bent a suspension piece on the front end of his race car, ending his bid for his first 600 Restricted win. Helsel assumed the lead and ran away for the victory, followed by Jacob Brown and Kaitlyn Hammer. Tristin Thomas was fast time. Heat wins went to Ashleigh Johnson, Helsel, Jesse Schlotfeldt and Ian Humphries. Thomas won the B Main. Tristin and Schlotfeldt were the top point scorers, setting them on the front row for the first ever 600 Restricted Clay Cup.

 

Mitchell, Cross and Thompson Take Clay Cup Prelim Wins
7/18/13

Sunny skies and enthusiastic fans greeted the drivers competing in the Thursday night preliminary event of the 30th annual Clay Cup Nationals at Deming Speedway. When the dust settled, Kyle Mitchell, Tyson Cross and Ashley Thompson picked up victories in the night’s A Features.
In what was an intense, physical contest, Kyle Mitchell topped the 600 Open division on a preliminary night for the second straight year. Mitchell took the lead from Jacob Brown on lap 7 then held off a determined Liam Ryan over the course of a stop and start feature that saw numerous yellows slow down the action. Spud Allen took third in the main with a late pass of Brown. Chase Schmidt was the fast qualifier. Heat wins went to Allen, Lance Sargent, Ryan, Mitchell and Brock Lemley. Kris Labree won the C Feature and Robbie Price won the B Main.
For the third straight year, Tyson Cross won a preliminary feature in the Shots 2 Go Espresso 1200 division. Cross picked up the lead on lap 11 following a spin by leader Tony Helsel. He lost the lead on the ensuing restart, as Nate Vaughn drove underneath to pick up the top spot. Cross battled back on the high side, grabbing the point back from Vaughn on lap 16 on the high side, then keeping Vaughn and Brock Lemley at bat to take the win. Lemley picked off Vaughn late but didn’t have enough time to make a charge at Cross, settling for second. Vaughn settled for third after leading laps 12-15. Liam Ryan set quick time. Jacob Buckenmeyer, Derek Holmwood and Cross won the heats.
Ashley Thompson won the first ever preliminary A Main for the 600 Restricted class at Deming Speedway. Thompson took the lead from Ashleigh Johnson on the inside of turn four coming to complete the 8th lap to secure the lead and eventual win. Johnson held on for second and Jake Helsel raced his way to third. Tristin Thomas set quick time. Spencer Constance, Helsel, Dylan Resch and Galen turner won the heat races. Brandee Wood won the B Feature.
Night two of the 30thannual Clay Cup Nationals continues Friday night at Deming Speedway with all three classes in action again. A full point rundown for night number one will be available online in the morning at www.demingspeedway.com

Allen, Hendrickson, Thomas and Lebedinski Win Clay Cup Tune-Up
7/12/13

With the biggest race weekend of the year looming next week, the drivers at Deming Speedway had their game faces on for a sunny July Friday night at Deming Speedway. When the dust settled, Spud Allen, Steven Hendrickson and Tristin Thomas had huge momentum building wins in their divisions in their final tune up before next week’s Clay Cup Nationals. Lynden Lebedinski was also a winner heading into a week off for the Kasey Kahne Junior Sprints.
With nothing short of full blown chaos going on behind him, Spud Allen picked up win number one of the year in the 600 Open division. It took five separate tries to get the feature started, but each time, Allen jumped out to a lead that would never be challenged, as he deftly navigated in and around traffic for all 25 laps on his way to the win. Chase Schmidt was second and Liam Ryan scored third after an early race incident sent him to the back of the pack. Ryan set quick time and won a heat as well. Schmidt was also a heat race winner, as was Allen and Brandon Turner.
In what was a wild Shots 2 Go Espresso 1200 Main, Steven Hendrickson ran down race leader Brock Lemley in heavy traffic to take his second victory of the 2013 campaign. Lemley led the first 18 laps before choosing the high line to get around a slower car in heavy traffic. This opened the door for Hendrickson, who shot to the inside of Lemley entering turn three. With the lapper looming ahead, Hendrickson completed the pass and dispatched of the lapper in the same set of turns, securing the lead and some breathing room at the same time. Seven laps later, it was Hendrickson winning while still mired in heavy traffic, followed by Lemley and Jared Gundersen. Liam Ryan set quick time and won his heat. Lemley and Eric Drake were the other heat winners.
Tristin Thomas ran a perfect race to pickup his first win of the year in the 600 Restricted division. With a rapidly slicking off racetrack, Thomas hit his marks around the inside of the track with surgeon-like precision to lead all 25 laps for his first victory of the year. Jake Helsel was right on Thomas’ tail for the most of the race, but settled for third as Eli Schmidt passed him on the inside for second towards the tail end of the night. Jesse Schlotfeldt set quick time. Heat race wins went to Darius Walker-Perkins, Sawyer Sorgenfrei, Thomas and Brandee Wood.
Lynden Lebedinski has five feature wins on the year now in the Kasey Kahne Junior Sprints. Lebedinski led all 15 laps of the main relatively comfortably for the win, finishing ahead of Cain Cress and Cole Logan who joined him on the podium. For Lebedinski, it marked a clean sweep of the night as he was the fast qualifier and won his heat. Cress won the other heat race.

Ryan, Gundersen, Holm and Lebedinski are Midseason Champs
7/5/13
A near capacity crowd packed Deming Speedway on a sunny Friday night on Midseason Championship Night at Washington’s only Micro Sprint track. When the dust settled on the night, the huge crowd saw Liam Ryan, Jared Gundersen, Tanner Holm and Lynden Lebedinski win main events before enjoying the spectacular Hawley’s Auto Supply, Les Schwab and 92.9 KISM fireworks show.
For Ryan, the main event started auspiciously in the 600 Open division as he and fellow front row starter Jake Benson were penalized for jumping and sent back a row. On the ensuing start, Brock Lemley streaked out to a lead with Ryan in tow. Ryan and Lemley staged a great battle out front, with Liam eventually riding the rim around Brock to pick up the lead for good on lap 9. Liam then survived multiple restarts to pick up his fifth victory of the year, followed by Lemley and Chase Schmidt. Ryan also won the scramble. Heat wins went to Jared Peterson, Hayden Schmidt and Brayden Planko. Kevin Wilkinson was the fastest qualifier of the non scramble cars.
In the Shots 2 Go Espresso 1200 class, Jared Gundersen was on absolute rails, leading all 30 laps of the A Main to pick up his third win of the year. On the initial start, Gundersen rode the rim to the point coming out of turn two and streaked away to a lead that would never fade. Taking second was Eric Drake and third was Steven Hendrickson. Frosty Metcalfe was the fast time qualifier. Metcalfe and Brock Lemley won the heats. Drake won the scramble.
Tanner Holm remains the only driver in the 600 Restricted division to win multiple features on the year after taking home his third victory on Friday. Holm made an inside move on Brandee Wood to pick up the lead at the lap 16 mark and led the rest of the way to remain the only driver on the season to win multiple mains. Wood would run second and Jesse Schlotfeldt was third. Reece Wickard set fast time. Heat wins went to Jake Helsel, Ashley Thompson and Schlotfeldt. Tristin Thomas won the scramble.
Lynden Lebedinski scored his fourth win of the year in the Kasey Kahne Junior Sprints. Lebedinski picked up the lead on lap five after leader Cain Cress spun to avoid wrecking into a stopped car. Lebedinski assumed the lead and ran away with the win, followed by Haley Constance and Peyton Hagen. Cole Logan was the fastest qualifier of the non scramble cars. Lebedinski won the scramble. Logan and Hagen won the heats.

Peterson Headlines Unique Winners List at Deming Speedway
6/14/2013
Four new faces graced victory lane at Deming Speedway on Friday night, and each with their own unique story behind the win. Action on the evening was sponsored by Robinson and Kole Attorneys at Law and Popchips. Jared Peterson broke the stranglehold of Langley, BC on winner’s circle with a win in the 600 Open class. Brock Lemley ended a 1.5 year drought by taking the victory in the Shots 2 Go Espresso 1200 division. Galen Turner won the 600 Restricted feature at the ripe old age of 58 and 8 year old Haley Constance broke through for her first win in the Kasey Kahne Junior Sprints.
Jared Peterson broke the string of winners from Langley BC in the 600 Open class, as the Stanwood WA native picked up his first win of the year. Peterson inherited the lead on lap 4 when leader Shaun Holtorf and second place running Liam Ryan made contact in turn one, ending Holtorf’s night and banishing Ryan to the back of the pack. From there, Peterson would hold off a hard charging Chase Schmidt and Kyle Mitchell to pick up the W. Brandon Turner, Brayden Planko, Mitchell and Alden Ostrom won the heats. Robbie Price was fast time.
The curse of the Tulsa Shootout finally ended for Brock Lemley. A year and a half after bringing home two Golden Drillers, Lemley led all 25 laps of the Shots 2 Go Espresso 1200 feature to pick up his first Deming Speedway win since the 2011 season. Lemley was challenged late by Jared Gundersen who ran second. Eric Drake was third. Tyson Cross was the fastest qualifier. Lemley and Clennon Holloway were the heat race winners.
Old age and treachery defeated youthful enthusiasm on Friday night as 58 year old Galen Turner led all 25 laps of the 600 Restricted main for his first career win in the division. Second place finisher Tanner Holm was closing as Turner approached lapped traffic at the lap 15 mark, but a caution flag for Jake Helsel reset the field and gave Turner the clean air he needed to reassert his lead and take the win. Post race, Turner announced he’d be giving half of his winnings to the Jason Leffler Benevolent Fund. Holm brought home second and Tristin Thomas was third. Spencer Constance set quick time. Ashley Thompson, Brandee Wood and Thomas won the heats.
Haley Constance ran the best race of her life at Deming Speedway, beating the boys with a big move to take her first career win at the ripe old age of 8 in the Kasey Kahne Junior Sprints. Race leader Lynden Lebedinski and second place Cain Cress both drifted high out of turn number two on lap 13, giving 3rd place running Haley a big gap on the bottom of the racetrack. Constance made the perfect move, blasting inside of both of the boys to secure the lead and the eventual win. Cress passed Lebedinski for second shortly after Constance got by. Constance and Mitchell Helsel were the heat race winners. Cress set quick time.

Ryan’s 4thWin Highlights Fun Friday at Deming Speedway
6/7/13
Liam Ryan pulled ahead in his season long rivalry with Chase Schmidt, taking the season lead in the 600 Open division with a 25 lap wire to wire win at Deming Speedway on Friday night. Other feature winners on NW Propane / Fred Meyer night were Eric Drake, Tanner Holm and Lynden Lebedinski.
Tied at three wins a piece coming into the night, Liam Ryan secured his fourth win of the season in the 600 Open class over Chase Schmidt. The two Langley, BC natives started on the front row of the feature, with Ryan jumping out to an early advantage and Schmidt giving chase. While things got hairy in traffic a few times, it was Ryan holding point for the entire duration, followed to the line by Schmidt and Kyle Mitchell. For Liam, it completed a clean sweep of the events, as he set quick time and won his heat race. Austin Sheridan and Shaun Holtorf won the other heats.
Eric Drake became a three time winner in the Shots 2 Go Espresso 1200 division. Drake nailed his setup, cruising from the front row to an early advantage that would take him to the win without serious challenge during the course of the feature. Tyson Cross and Clennon Holloway staged a long battle for second, with Cross taking the spot on the final lap following some contact. Cross was fast time. Nate Vaughn and Steven Hendrickson won the heat race.
Tanner Holm became the first multiple time winner of the season in the 600 Restricted division. Holm inherited the lead on lap two after initial leader Sawyer Sorgenfrei spun, and through liberal use of the brake on a very slick Deming Speedway, cruised to a victory with Spencer Constance and Tristin Thomas finishing second and third. Jesse Schlotfeldt set quick time. Heat wins went to Holm, Ian Humphries and Kaitlyn Hammer.
Lynden Lebedinski came from 8th place to take his second win of the season in the Kasey Kahne Junior Sprints. Lebedinski benefited from a late yellow flag while running fourth, as second place Gary Isaacson Jr and third place Cain Cress got together, ending the race night for both drivers. With three laps left, Lebedinski took full advantage of the restart, passing Tyler Mcleod to take the lead and the victory. Haley Constance got by for a career best second place, while Mcleod brought home his best finish in a Junior Sprint by running third. For Lebedinski, it gave him a sweep of the evening after setting fast time and winning his heat. Mcleod was the other heat winner

 

Schmidt Snaps Ryan’s Win Streak at Deming Speedway
5/31/13
Les Schwab Night at Deming Speedway featured great racing in front of an enthusiastic crowd. Chase Schmidt won the 600 Open division, ending Liam Ryan’s streak of three in a row. Tyson Cross won the Shots 2 Go Espresso 1200 main while Dylan Resch won the 600 Restricted Class and Cain Cress won the Kasey Kahne Junior Sprint feature.
Chase Schmidt won his third feature of the year in the 600 Open division. From the pole, Schmidt started like a house of fire, stretching out to an early advantage that bordered on a full straightaway long. Traffic loomed several times, and second place finisher Liam Ryan closed a couple of times, but Schmidt held steady and dispatched the slower cars at a rapid pace to hold his spot for the duration of the 25 lap main. Jared Peterson ran behind Schmidt and Ryan for third. Heat wins went to Austin Sheridan, Ryan, Brayden Planko and Kyle Mitchell. Schmidt set quick time.
Tyson Cross led every lap of the Shots 2 Go Espresso 1200 division feature for the win, his first of 2013. Cross took the lead from the outside pole, and led most of the race without challenge save for the very end where eventual second place finisher Jared Gundersen rolled up on him in lapped traffic. Steven Hendrickson ran third. Heat winners were Brock Lemley and Eric Drake. Gundersen was quick time.
A lap 12 restart gave Dylan Resch the opening he needed to take the lead and his first feature win of the season in the 600 Restricted division. With a Delaware style restart looming, Resch went from his outside row 1 position and drove around both Tristin Thomas and race leader Kaitlyn Hammer at the drop of the green, advancing two positions into the lead which he would hold on to secure the victory. Hammer ended up second and Thomas ran third. Heat race winners were Hannah Lindquist, Brandee Wood, Ian Humphries and Thomas. Isaac Abenroth was the fast qualifier.
For the fourth time on the season, Cain Cress took the win in the Kasey Kahne Junior Sprints. Cress took the lead off the inside of turn two on lap 10 to secure the lead and the win. Lynden Lebedinski was second and Mitchell Helsel took third for the second straight week. Tyson Lemley was the first driver not named “Cress” or “Lebedinski” to win a heat race this year. Cress was the other heat winner. Lebedinski set quick time.

Three Straight for Ryan at Deming Speedway
5/24/13
Deming, WA – Liam Ryan is on quite the tear at Deming Speedway, having now won three straight features in the 600 Open division after a 25 lap wire-to-wire win on Friday night. Other feature winners on the evening were Jared Gundersen, Reece Wickard and Cain Cress. Racing action was sponsored by Jim’s Automotive Experts, Mt Baker Roofing, Mt Baker Moto-Sports, Phillips 66 and Shots 2 Go Espresso.
Ryan’s dominance over the past three weeks in the 600 Open class is scary given the fact that the Langley, BC native claims his engine still isn’t running right. “We finished the race on three cylinders, so if we could ever get the engine running right, this thing will be perfect” said Liam in victory lane after leading every lap from the outside pole. Kyle Mitchell came home second with Jared Peterson running third. Heat wins went to Chase Schmidt, Chance Crum, Ryan and Brayden Planko were heat winners. Spud Allen set quick time.
The Shots 2 Go Espresso 1200 division was dominated by Jared Gundersen on Friday night. Gundersen set quick time and led every lap of the main event from the pole after rolling a zero for the invert without challenge. Steven Hendrickson took second and Eric Drake was third. Brock Lemley and Hendrickson were the heat race winners.
In one of the more epic 600 Restricted main events in the history of the class, Reece Wickard picked up his first feature win. Wickard, Hannah Lindquist, Ashley Thompson, Tristin Thomas and Isaac Abenroth ran nose to tail over approximately the final 10 laps with lapped cars intermingled throughout. Wickard led the whole way, with intense pressure from Thompson at first and Lindquist later, but never wavered and made all the best decisions in traffic to end up victorious. Positions two through five changed hands multiple times with Lindquist and Thompson settling in for second and third. Heat wins went to Kaitlyn Hammer, Thompson, Spencer Constance and Darius Walker-Perkins. Dylan Resch was fast time.
Round five of the Cain Cress / Lynden Lebedinski prize fight in the Kasey Kahne Junior Sprints went to Cress, who led laps three through fifteen with Lebedinski on his tail to take his third win of the season. The streak of Cress and Lebedinski winning every event continued, as both drivers won the heats as well. Cress set quick time. Mitchell Helsel had a career best third place finish in the A Main.

2 In a Row for Ryan
5/10/13
Liam Ryan scored his second straight victory at Deming Speedway on Little Caesar’s / Body Armor night in the 600 Open division by leading all 25 laps in front of a raucous crowd. Other feature winners on this warm early summer evening were Jared Peterson, Tanner Holm and Lynden Lebedinski.
For the second straight weekend, Liam Ryan was the class of the field in the 600 Open division. Ryan was slated to start fourth, but a lap one wreck that took out the first and third place starting cars shuffled the Langley, BC native to the outside pole. From the outset, Liam was gone, stretching advantage to near half a track at times. The win was his second in a row, and he was followed to the line by Jacob Brown and Brock Lemley. Kyle Mitchell was the night’s fast qualifier. Heat wins went to Brown, Hayden Schmidt, Spud Allen and Lemley.
Jared Peterson won his first feature event of 2013 in the Shots 2 Go Espresso 1200 division. Substituting for Clennon Holloway in the #9 car, Peterson led every lap from the pole position to secure the win. Jacob Buckenmeyer ran second and Jared Gundersen was third. Tyson Cross was the fast time award winner. Heat wins went to Gundersen and Eric Drake.
Tanner Holm can now count a Deming Speedway win to his list of racing triumphs in his young career, as he led every lap of the 600 Restricted main event. Holm was challenged late by Eli Schmidt and Jake Helsel, who ran second and third respectively. Hannah Lindquist set fast time. Heat wins went to Brandee Wood, Spencer Constance, Isaac Abenroth and Darius Walker-Perkins.
The epic battle between Lynden Lebedinski and Cain Cress continued on Friday night in the Kasey Kahne Junior Sprints. This week, it was Lebedinski picking up the feature win after taking the lead from Tyson Lemley on lap 2. Cress worked his way to second place but wasn’t fast enough to catch Lebedinski. On the season, Lebedinski and Cress are the only two drivers to win races, as the two of them have now won every main event and heat race, as well as setting every fast time. Lemley would bring home his first podium of the year by taking third. Cress collected fast time and the win in heat race number one. Lebedinski won heat two.

Ryan Sweeps 600 Action at Deming Speedway
5/3/13

Deming, WA – “It’s a lot easier coming from 5th as opposed to 20th” said a victorious Liam Ryan in victory lane after a clean sweep of the 600 division races on Napa of Bellingham and Mt Baker Powder Coating night at Deming Speedway. He was joined in victory lane by Eric Drake in the Shots 2 Go Espresso 1200 division, Jake Helsel in the 600 Restricted class and Cain Cress in the Kasey Kahne Junior Sprints.
After an impressive run from 20th to 2nd last Friday, Liam Ryan broke through for his first victory of 2013 with a lap 12 pass of Chase Schmidt amongst heavy traffic. Ryan’s victory broke the early season stranglehold that Schmidt had on the class after Chase won the opening two weekends. Shaun Holtorf stalked the front pair on his way to a third place run. Ryan was also the fast qualifier and won his heat race en route to his sweep. Other heat race winners were Hayden Schmidt, Kyle Mitchell and Lance Sargent.
Make it two wins now for Eric Drake in the Shots 2 Go Espresso 1200 class. Early race leader Frosty Metcalfe appeared to have a shock go bad on him following a strange incident under red flag conditions when a car slowing to a stop ran over his right rear, which gave Drake the opening he needed. Once the race restarted, Drake, who had been tailing Metcalfe doggedly over the first 15 circuits, saw an opening under Frosty as Metcalfe bounced up the track as a result of the damaged shock. From there, clean air was Eric’s best friend as he streaked away to the win. Steven Hendrickson came home second and Tyson Cross was third. Heat wins belonged to Metcalfe and Hendrickson. Jared Gundersen set quick time.
Jake Helsel parlayed a fast car and a little luck into a victory at Deming Speedway in the 600 Restricted class. Helsel ran down race leader Hannah Lindquist in traffic, and then took the lead from her on lap 18. On lap 21 while mired in heavy traffic, Lindquist retook the point from Helsel. The pass would not stand however, as a caution flew before all cars could complete the lap. Under Deming rules, the field reverted to the last completed lap lineup, which returned Jake to the lead on the restart. From there, Helsel streaked away for the win, followed by Brandee Wood and Lindquist. Helsel was also the evening’s fastest qualifier. Heat wins went to Eli Schmidt, Wood, Kaitlyn Hammer and Ashleigh Johnson.
Cain Cress has now won two in a row in the Kasey Kahne Junior Sprints. Cress led from the outset, holding off Lynden Lebedinski and Haley Constance for the victory. Cress and Lebedinski won the heat races and Lebedinski was fast time.

 

Schmidt Wins Again at Deming Speedway

4/26/13
With the sun shining and a large crowd ready for great racing, Deming Speedway and its racers rose to the task of putting on a great show on Les Schwab Night at the track. Chase Schmidt posted his second straight win, while Steven Hendrickson, Brandee Wood and Cain Cress each visited victory lane for the first time.
Chase Schmidt is two for two on the young season in the 600 Open division. Schmidt took the lead from Jacob Brown on lap 10 and held off a hard charging Liam Ryan and Brock Lemley to score his second win in as many weeks. Lance Sargent, Spud Allen, Lemley and Ryan won the heat races. Kyle Mitchell set quick time.
Steven Hendrickson has been bad fast early in 2013 and the results showed it on Friday night. Hendrickson dominated the Shots 2 Go Espresso 1200 Feature, leading all 25 laps to take his first feature win of the year. Hendrickson was followed to the line by Jared Gundersen and Eric Drake. Hendrickson and Gundersen won the heat races. Drake set fast time.
Fortune favored Brandee Wood on Friday night as she piloted her car to a win in the 600 Restricted division. Wood led all 17 laps of the caution shortened main. Wood was scheduled to start third but inherited the pole after the original front row was unable to start the race side by side. Wood took full advantage of the situation, leading almost every lap unchallenged to take the win followed by Darius Walker-Perkins in a career best second place performance and Dylan Resch in third. Reese Wickard was the fast qualifier. Heat wins went to Kaitlyn Hammer, Spencer Constance, Walker-Perkins and Wood.
Cain Cress has been all kinds of impressive early in his Deming Speedway career. After setting quick time, winning his heat and running second in last week’s action, Cress picked up the win on Friday night, taking the lead from Lynden Lebedinski on the fourth lap. Similar to last week, Cress also set quick time and won his heat. Lebedinski ran second and won his heat. Haley Constance ran a career best third.

Team Schmidt Dominates Deming Opener
4/21/2013
Deming, WA - The Schmidt Racing Team had one wail of a Sunday afternoon at Deming Speedway, with two of the team’s drivers putting their cars in victory lane at the track’s opening event for 2013. Racing action was sponsored by Pacific Power Batteries, Diehl Ford, Guardian Security, A1 Welding and Scrap It – Stow It and found Chase Schmidt and Eli Schmidt in victory lane in the two 600 divisions, with Eric Drake and Lynden Lebedinski winning the 1200 and Kasey Kahne Junior Sprint mains.
Chase Schmidt capped the awesome night for the Schmidt Family with a 25 lap wire-to-wire win in the 600 Open division. From the initial outset, Schmidt was a rocket ship, as he enjoyed a full straightaway lead for the bulk of the contest. Second place went to Liam Ryan with Brayden Planko working his way to third. Ryan set quick and won his heat, leaving him one spot out from a clean sweep. Other heat winners were Alden Ostrom, Brandon Turner and Brock Lemley.
Chase’s brother Eli Schmidt is now a race winner in two different divisions at Deming Speedway after taking home a hard fought victory in the 600 Restricted class. Schmidt took the lead from Kaitlyn Hammer in turn two on lap ten, and then held off a hard charging Dylan Resch and Tristin Thomas who finished second and third. Jake Helsel was the fast qualifier. Brandee Wood, Spencer Constance, Kinser Kennedy and Tatum Pospical won the heat races and Riley Watkins won the B feature.
Steven Hendrickson’s misfortune was Eric Drake’s gain in the Shots 2 Go Espresso 1200 division. Hendrickson held point for the first 22 laps with Drake hot on his trail until contact between the two coming out of turn two ended up with Hendrickson careening into the inside barrier on the back straight, handing the lead to Drake. Drake cruised easily to the lead three laps later, followed by Jared Gundersen and Jacob Buckenmeyer. Gundersen set the pace in time trials, and heat winners were Hendrickson and Clennon Holloway.
Lynden Lebedinski opened his 2013 campaign with his first career win in the Kasey Kahne Junior Sprint division. Lebedinski used an inside pass on the opening lap to take the point, which he held for the duration of the contest. Cain Cress made an impressive Deming Speedway debut with a second place run and Tyler Mcleod was third. Cress set quick time, and he and Lebedinski won the heat races.

 

2012

Season Championship Weekend Kicks Off at Deming Speedway

9/21/12

The first of a two night Deming Speedway double header is in the books, with race winners and points leaders putting themselves in position for big rewards come Saturday night. In Friday night’s action, Liam Ryan won a fast paced Hoosier Speedmart 600 feature, Eric Drake gave himself a shot at the season championship with a win in the Shots 2 Go Espresso 1200 class, Dylan Resch made all the right moves in winning his first 600 Restricted main event and Jesse Schlotfeldt won for an unprecedented 16th time in the Kasey Kahne Junior Sprints.

On Craft Stove night at the track, Liam Ryan hunted down race leaders Chase Schmidt and Madison Hess from his fourth place starting position before a little luck vaulted him to the lead on lap 14 in the Hoosier Speedmart 600s. Ryan had closed to with a few cars lengths of the two lead cars when Schmidt spun in the top of turn two, collecting Hess with him and handing the lead to Liam. Liam would streak away on the restart, unchallenged in rolling to victory lane, followed by Robbie Price and season points leader Derek Torkelson. The third place finish gives Torkelson a solid lead heading into the final night, where he may only need to avoid disaster on his way to his first Deming Speedway title. Ryan set quick time. Heat wins went to Spud Allen, Hayden Schmidt, Price and Brayden Planko.

The tightest of the points battles coming into the weekend is in the Shots 2 Go Espresso 1200 class, where Eric Drake inched slightly closer to Liam Ryan heading into the final night of competition. Drake took over the lead on lap eight, rolling past Tyson Cross and his expiring engine en route to the win. Ryan followed him to a second place finish, keeping some pad heading into the finale. Jacob Buckenmeyer was third. Ryan set quick time. Heat wins went to Drake and Jared Gundersen.

The first career 600 Restricted win for Dylan Resch was a sweet one, as the youngster conquered the lapped traffic woes that had kept him from previous wins to visit victory lane for the very first time. Chance Crum ran second, closing on Resch when lapped traffic first came up, but was unable to do anything with it after Dylan made his way past the slower cars. Eli Schmidt ran third. Austin Sheridan put himself in a position to win the points title by just showing up on Saturday thanks to his fast time on the night and fifth place finish in the main. Heat wins went to Ashley Thompson, Brandee Wood and Kyle Mitchell.

Jesse Schlotfeldt won an unprecedented 16th main event on Friday night in the Kasey Kahne Junior Sprints, passing Sawyer Sorgenfrei on lap 6 to grab the win. Schlotfeldt does not even need to show up on Saturday night to claim the title in the class. Sorgenfrei was second and Ashton Dial was third. Dial was awarded the Sportsman of the Year post race, earning him a trip to the NASCAR race in Phoenix this year courtesy of division sponsor Kasey Kahne. Lynden Lebedinski set quick time. Schlotfeldt and Bradley Parks won the heats.

 

First Victory for Hess Comes on Sponsor’s Night @ Deming Speedway
9/14/12

Unseasonably warm temperatures once again permeated a sun soaked Deming Speedway on an early fall evening, while the large crowd on hand enjoyed great racing on Praise 106.5 / First Responders / Armed Forces Night at the Track. Features winners on the evening were Madison Hess, Steven Hendrickson, Kyle Mitchell and Jesse Schlotfeldt.
First victories are always memorable and for Madison Hess, doing it on his sponsor’s night was even bigger. Madison led every lap of the main for his first career victory in the Hoosier Speedmart 600 division on Praise 106.5 night at the track. Madison was followed to the line by Liam Ryan and Spud Allen. Ryan set quick time. Heat wins went to Hayden Schmidt, Hess, Chase Schmidt and Joe Constance.
It was a return to victory lane for Steven Hendrickson in the Shots 2 Go Espresso 1200 class. Hendrickson led every lap from the pole of the feature, picking up his first victory in over a calendar year, followed by Spud Allen and Brock Lemley. Liam Ryan set quick time. George Shufelt and Jared Gunderson won the heats.
In a repeat of last week, Kyle Mitchell pulled off a dominating performance in the 600 Restricted class, leading every lap of the main for the win. Mitchell was challenged late in traffic by Austin Sheridan who finished second, but pulled away on a late race restart. Tristin Thomas ended up third. Thomas set quick time. Spencer Constance, Eli Schmidt and Brandee Wood won the heat races.
What more can be said about Jesse Schlotfeldt? The young man won his 15th feature of the year in the Kasey Kahne Junior Sprints, taking the lead on lap 10 from his 8th place starting spot and in the process, completed another clean sweep after setting quick time and winning his heat race. Second and third in the main were Ashton Dial and Sawyer Sorgenfrei. Bradley Parks won the other heat race.

Ryan Tops Action at Unseasonably Warm Deming Speedway
9/7/12
After a one week hiatus, Deming Speedway was back in action on Friday, with Hoosier & Speedmart sponsoring the racing action. On this evening, it was Liam Ryan picking up the win in the night’s finale, with other victors Clennon Holloway, Kyle Mitchell, Jesse Schlotfeldt and Ronnie Cox joining him in victory lane. Racing weather was at an all time best for near mid-September, with race day temperatures topping out at 82 degrees on a cloudless sky kind of day.
Things broke the right way for Langley, BC native Liam Ryan in the Hoosier Speedmart 600 division. After running the entirety of the opening lap wheel to wheel with defending division champ Dustin O’Brien, Ryan used the speed he’d built in turns one and two to secure the lead entering turn three on the second lap to take the point for the remainder of the race. Lapped traffic looked like it might play a big role, but luck had it that the drivers Ryan was lapping gave him little trouble as he ran past them. O’Brien came home second and Chase Schmidt was third. Heat race wins went to Chase Schmidt, Hayden Schmidt, Greg Hamilton and Aaron Fell. Jared Peterson was the fast qualifier.
Clennon Holloway visited victory lane in the Shots 2 Go Espresso 1200 class, leading all 25 laps of the feature while holding off Jared Gunderson and Liam Ryan. Brock Lemley and Eric Drake won the heat races. Ryan set quick time.
Kyle Mitchell turned in a dominating performance in the 600 Restricted class, leading all 25 laps of the main event with almost no challenge over the course of the feature. Mitchell was followed to the line by Dylan Resch and Tristin Thomas.
Jesse Schlotfeldt extended his incredible winning ways by picking up his 14th feature of 2012 in the Kasey Kahne Junior Sprints. Lynden Lebedinski was second with Sawyer Sorgenfrei finishing third. Schlotfeldt made it a clean sweep with a heat win and quick time. Bradley Parks won the other heat race.
Shifter Karts made their only appearance of 2012 at Deming Speedway, and former Deming Speedway Clay Cup Nationals Champion Ronnie Cox used his knowledge of the 1/6 mile clay oval to his advantage in taking the main event win and setting quick time as well. Cox may have had a clean sweep if not for a mechanical failure that knocked him out of the heat race while leading it. Aaron Elton and Kevin McLeod finished second and third and won the heat races.

 

13 Wins for Schlotfeldt at Deming Speedway

08/24/2012

It was another night for repeat winners at Deming Speedway, as Jesse Schlotfeldt won for an incredible 13th time on Les Schwab night in the Kasey Kahne Junior Sprints. Repeat winners also conquered the other classes, with Liam Ryan, Eric Drake and Tristin Thomas winning main events.

13 wins on a season is incredible in any division in any year and even more impressive in your first full year in the class. Such is the case with Jesse Schlotfeldt in the Kasey Kahne Junior Sprints who now has won an astounding thirteen times and has never finished outside the podium. Jesse took the lead on lap three and streaked away to the win in front of Ashton Dial and Sawyer Sorgenfrei. Sorgenfrei set quick time and heat winners were Schlotfeldt and Dial.

After a down couple of weeks in the Hoosier Speedmart 600 division, Liam Ryan rebounded with a win on Friday night after leading all 25 laps of the main event. Ryan, despite nursing a tired engine, was excellent on restarts, jetting out to enough of advantage to compensate for his lack of horsepower on long runs. Spud Allen made an outstanding pass of Derek Torkelson to take home second, while Torkelson, last week’s winner, settled for a solid third. Ryan set quick time. Brayden Planko, Madison Hess, Dustin O’Brien and Hayden Schmidt won heat races. Brock Lemley won the B Main.

When Eric Drake is on, he’s a tough man to beat, and that was once again on full display on Friday night in the Shots 2 Go Espresso 1200 division. Drake took the lead with a power move out of turn two on lap four to assume the lead, and was not challenged over the remaining 21 laps en route to victory. Clennon Holloway ran second and Jared Gunderson was third. Liam Ryan set quick time. Holloway and Steven Hendrickson won heat races.

Tristin Thomas was happy to run a full 25 laps on Friday night, as a lap 13 restart worked to his advantage on his way to his second career feature win in the 600 Restricted division. Thomas, whose previous win came in a race shortened to 10 laps, shot to the inside of Jake Helsel on a lap 13 restart to make the pass out of turn two and hung on to claim the win. Helsel came home second and Austin Sheridan was third. Thomas also set quick time. Kyle Mitchell, Zach Handlos and Eli Schmidt won the heats. Rachel Westmoreland won the B Main.

Repeat Winners Claim Deming Speedway Wins

08/17/2012

It was a night filled with familiar faces visiting Deming Speedway’s Victory Lane on Friday Night, as Special T Signs & Graphics / North Coast Credit Union night main events were all won by repeat winners. Derek Torkelson, Jared Gunderson, Austin Sheridan and Jesse Schlotfeldt all took victories at the 1/6 mile clay oval on the hottest night in the Pacific NW this year.

In the Hoosier Speedmart 600 class, Derek Torkelson went wire to wire for the feature win after setting quick time earlier in the evening and rolling a zero for the invert. Torkelson held off a hard charging Jared Peterson and Spud Allen to score the victory, halting Peterson’s three week win streak in the process. Heat wins went to Cam Smith, Peterson, Shaun Holtorf and Brayden Planko. Kevin Wilkinson won the B Main.

Jared Gunderson found Victory Lane for the first time since opening night in the Shots 2 Go Espresso 1200 division. Gunderson, equipped with the better of his two engines after sourcing and fixing a transmission problem with it, led every of the main without being challenged seriously over the 25 lap duration. Eric Drake charged to second and Tyson Cross was third. Liam Ryan set quick time. Heat winners were Cross and Steven Hendrickson.

Austin Sheridan has been on a tear in the 600 Restricted class, picking off another feature win on Friday night. Sheridan led all 25 laps from the pole position to secure the victory. Tristin Thomas finished second and Kyle Mitchell was third. Thomas set quick time. Rachel Westmoreland, Jake Helsel and Greg Hamilton won the heats. Darius Walker-Perkins won the B Main.

Win number 12 is in the books for Jesse Schlotfeldt in the Kasey Kahne Junior Sprints. Jesse went from 4th to first on the opening lap to pick up the win, extending his streak of not finishing outside the top three positions on the year. Lynden Lebedinski picked up second and Sawyer Sorgenfrei was third. Schlotfeldt set quick time. Lebedinski and Sorgenfrei won the heats.

Peterson and Autism Speaks Win Big at Deming Speedway

8/10/2012

Jared Peterson and the Autism Speaks Northwest Chapter were the big winners on Friday night at Deming Speedway. Doyle Guffie’s Rallye Auto Sales presented the racing which saw Jared Peterson win his third main event in a row and sixth of the year in the Hoosier Speedmart 600 division and also saw feature wins by Liam Ryan, Tristin Thomas and Jesse Schlotfeldt. In the grandstands, silent auctions plus donations to Autism Speaks raised over $12,000 for the charity.

In 2012, Jared Peterson has won an astounding 13 times in open wheel action, with six of those wins coming in the Hoosier Speedmart 600 division. Peterson won his third race in a row and fifth of his last seven by leading all 25 laps from the pole on Friday night. He was followed by Dustin O’Brien and Liam Ryan. Liam set quick time on the night. Heat wins went to Austin Sheridan, Dougie James, Brock Lemley and Spud Allen. Nate Vaughn won the B Main.

In the 1200 division, Liam Ryan found paydirt once again with a wire-to-wire win. The win came at a price though, as Ryan remarked in victory lane that they may have hurt a motor and it would be a long week in the shop tearing down the engine. Second was Clennon Holloway and third was Eric Drake. Tyson Cross was fast time and heat wins went to Eric Turner and Spud Allen.

While not the 25 lap dominating wire to wire performance he hoped for in his first 600 restricted win, Tristin Thomas will surely savor the end result as the young man picked up the victory in a caution marred and shortened 10 laps main event. Brandee Wood was second and Ian Humphries took third in a race that was plagued by stoppage after stoppage. Austin Sheridan was quick time and heat wins went to Kyle Mitchell, Jake Helsel and Rachel Westmoreland. Dylan Resch won the B Main.

Another driver who has consistently visited victory lane is Jesse Schlotfeldt, who led all 15 laps of the Kasey Kahne Junior Sprint main event for his 11th win of 2012. Bradley Parks was second and Sawyer Sorgenfrei was third. Lynden Lebedinski was quick time and heat wins belonged to Sorgenfrei and Parks.

 

Peterson Sweeps at Deming Speedway

8/3/12

Jared Peterson put on one of the more memorable performances of 2012 with a clean sweep in the Hoosier Speedmart 600 division at Deming Speedway on Coors Light / Mytrafficman.net night at the track. Your other feature winners included Eric Drake, Austin Sheridan and Jesse Schlotfeldt.

In the 600 division, Peterson put a cap on one of the more entertaining features in recent memory. After winning his heat and setting quick time, Peterson quickly advanced from an outside row three starting spot to third behind Derek Torkelson and Spud Allen. Torkelson and Allen were nose to tail for the better part of 12 laps, as Spud looked for space to blast by Torkelson who was holding tough on the inside. Allen found that space on lap 21, slingshotting around the high side of turn four to take the point with four laps left. Peterson dove low underneath Derek shortly thereafter to move into the second spot, setting up a two car tango in the closing laps with Allen rapidly approaching traffic. When the slower cars came, Peterson struck, sliding his car into a narrow gap between two lappers entering turn one on the white flag lap. Allen chose low and it cost him, as the slower cars held him back, giving Peterson the edge on corner exit. Jared completed the move, blowing back down low entering three and closing the door for good en route to his second win in a row and fourth in the past six races. Allen was second and Torkelson third. After Peterson won heat one, Dougie James, Dustin O’Brien and Brayden Planko won the other heats. Kevin Wilkinson won the B Main.

The high groove paid big dividends for Eric Drake in the 1200 division. Drake found speed with his right rear on the cushion in passing Tyson Cross on lap seven en route to taking the victory. Drake was followed by Liam Ryan and Cross in rounding out the podium. Ryan was quick time. Clennon Holloway and Cross won the heats.

Austin Sheridan led every lap of the 600 Restricted feature en route to back to back wins in that division. Sheridan held a steady lead till encountering lapped traffic, but a timely yellow opened up the track for him on lap 16, and on the restart, Sheridan streaked away in clean air to claim the victory over Kyle Mitchell and Jake Helsel. Helsel set quick time. Heat wins went to Skyler Jennings, Rachel Westmoreland and Brandee Wood.

Jesse Schlotfeldt picked up his tenth feature win of 2012 on Friday night in the Kasey Kahne Junior Sprints. Jesse was joined on the podium by Bradley Parks and Lynden Lebedinski. Schlotfeldt made it another sweep of the night’s action by setting quick time and winning his heat. Haley Constance was the other heat winner.

 

Ryan and Duinkerken Win at 29th Annual Clay Cup Nationals
 7/21/12


 Heath Duinkerken and Liam Ryan took home their first career Clay Cup National wins on Saturday at Deming Speedway. For Duinkerken, it was his first Clay Cup after five years of trying in the 600 division. For Ryan, the Langley, BC native took home the big prize in just his third full year of competition at Deming Speedway.
 Since 2002, no one has repeated as a Clay Cup Champion in the 600 division. On Saturday night, Heath Duinkerken of California continued that streak, holding off 2007 Champion Jared Peterson to take the win, leading all 40 laps. Duinkerken had a huge lead early that slowly evaporated in heavy traffic, with Liam Ryan and Peterson following in tow. Duinkerken diced and sliced like a late night TV ginsu knife salesman, making it hard but not impossible to follow. In the fracas, Peterson slipped underneath Ryan for second in turn two, securing the runner up spot and setting sail for Duinkerken. At one point, Peterson had Duinkerken with 3 car lengths, but Duinkerken was not to be denied, as he weaved his way past another few lapped cars, quickly putting breathing room between himself and Peterson who calls Stanwood, WA home. As the checkered flag flew, it was Duinkerken securing the $7,500 winner’s check followed by Peterson, Ryan, Dylan Black and Koen Shaw. In winner’s circle, in an incredible show of generosity, Duinkerken donated $4,000 of his check to Autism Speaks, a cause near and dear to the heart of Deming Speedway. Duinkerken also won the Match Race. Bryce Volpa won the C Main and Shaun Holtorf won the B Main.
 Liam Ryan was on kill mode all weekend, as the 16 year old Langley, BC native would not be denied in his quest for a Clay Cup Championship. Liam led all 40 laps of the 1200 division main event, holding off Jared Gunderson for the important win. From the outset, Ryan led early, keeping Aaron Fell at bay until the mid portion of the race. On a lap 21 restart, Fell took his shot, diving to the inside of turn one to try and take the lead, but spinning out in the process and collecting up Brock Lemley amongst others. On the ensuing restart, Ryan would undertake challenge from Jared Gunderson on the bottom groove, but the potent #87 was up to the challenge, rocketing away through the middle groove. The chase was on from the back of the field, with Lemley and Fell racing through the field like their pants were on fire. In the end it was Ryan hanging on for the victory, followed by Gunderson, then Lemley up to third with Aaron Fell fourth and Jason Bloodgood fifth. Ryan also won the Match Race.

 

Mackey and Mitchell Steal Upset Wins on Night Two of Clay Cup
 
7/20/12
 
Duane Mackey and Kyle Mitchell pulled off two upset wins on preliminary night number two of the 29th Annual Clay Cup Nationals at Deming Speedway.
 
In the 1200 division, Duane Mackey battled back to win his first feature of the year after losing the lead to Brock Lemley on a lap 24 restart. With no traffic ahead of them, Mackey, who led from the opening lap till Brock took the top spot, mashed the accelerator as far to floor as he could, reeling Brock back in on the low groove. The two were dead even coming to the line as the white flag flew, and when Lemley jumped the cushion coming out of turn two, Mackey used his great forward drive from the bottom of the turns to rocket ahead and secure the victory. Lemley gathered it back up and finished second with Aaron Fell coming up to finish third. Liam Ryan was quick time. Fell and Jared Gundersen won the heat races.
 
In the 600 division, Mother Nature caused an early stoppage to an entertaining A Main event. The beneficiary of the stoppage was 13 year old Kyle Mitchell of British Columbia who ran away with the first 18 laps of the A Main to score a huge upset win. Madison Hess ran second and Spud Allen ran third. Mitchell Faccinto set quick time. Heat winners were Jacob Brown, Phil Schemenauer, Kiwi Alexander, Kyler Shaw, Allen and Mitchell. Bryce Volpa won the C Main and Mitchell Faccinto won the B.
 
Your top scorers in the 1200 division are Liam Ryan and Aaron Fell. In the 600 division, Heath Duinkerken and Liam Ryan will start on the front row.

Peterson and Cross Win Night One of Clay Cup Nationals

7/19/12

Night one of the Clay Cup Nationals is in the books, and as the dust settles, Jared Peterson and Tyson Cross picked up feature wins as they build momentum toward Saturday night’s finale.

In the 600 division, 51 cars signed in for action from all up and down the west coast. Heath Duinkerken set the early tone by taking quick time. Heats were competitive top to bottom with your winners being Austin Sheridan, Jared Peterson, Kyler Shaw, Blake Brigge, Brock Lemley and Trent Carter. At the start of the A Main, Dougie james took to the early point on a very slick surface. Peterson, last weeks feature winner, found the bottom groove to his liking early, moving forward from fifth to second in short order. With James unable to keep his car glued low, Peterson took advantage, sliding underneath Dougie coming out of turn two on the 11th lap to take the point. It was a position he would not relinquish through multiple caution flags, as the Stanwood, WA native won his third feature of the year at Deming Speedway and ninth overall in the Pacific NW. Dylan Black charged up the field for second and Liam Ryan made a similar charge into the third finishing spot. Cory Eliason won the C Main and Brayden Planko won the B Main.

After battling motor and mechanical woes early n the evening, Tyson Cross put things together nicely in capturing the win in the 1200 class. Cross took the lead on lap four from Zach Keefe and rolled away to the win with Wade Spreckelmeyer taking second and Brad Davison finishing third. Liam Ryan was quick time. Steven Hendrickson and Brock Lemley won the heat races.

Full point standings after night one will be posted on www.demingspeedway.com Friday morning.

Allen, Drake and Fireworks Steal the Show at Deming Speedway

7/6/12

The near capacity crowd at Deming Speedway on Friday night enjoyed great racing and an extraordinary fireworks display on Midseason Championship Night presented by Hawley’s, Les Schwab and 92.9fm KISM. Spud Allen and Eric Drake provided the on track fireworks with thrilling wins in the 600 and 1200 divisions. Austin Sheridan and Jesse Schlotfeldt were also victorious.

In the Speedmart Hoosier 600 open division, it was Allen showing veteran guile and aggressiveness in picking up the feature win. After trailing Derek Torkelson in the early going, Allen saw an extremely narrow window open on the inside of turn number three on the 17th lap and took his shot, squeezing his car into the narrow gap and sliding forward to take the point. From there, clean air was Spud’s best friend as he added a straightaway worth of breathing room before taking the checkered flag ahead of Jared Peterson and Torkelson. Torkelson won the scramble. Peterson set quick time and won his heat. Other heat winners were Chase Schmidt, Shaun Holtorf and Hayden Schmidt. Bill Mercer won the B Main.

Lap 17 was also the magic lap for Eric Drake. Eric had been battling with Tyson Cross all over the track for the second position, finally making the pass at the conclusion of lap 16 and setting sail for Liam Ryan. Lady Luck then smiled her pearly whites at Eric, as Liam looped his car and came to a stop, handing the lead and eventual win to Drake. Second went to Tyson Cross, third to Spud Allen. Cross won the scramble. Aaron Fell set quick time and won heat number one. Heat two went to Brad Davison.

Austin Sheridan had a relatively easy night, leading every lap of every race he was in en route to his fourth feature win of the year in the 600 Restricted division. Sheridan won the scramble and led all thirty laps of the A Main from his pole starting spot. Tristin Thomas was second and Ashley Thompson was third. Rachel Westmoreland was quick time and won her heat. Ian Humphries and Eli Schmidt were the other heat winners.

Make it seven feature wins on the year for Jesse Schlotfeldt in the Kasey Kahne Junior Sprint division. Like Sheridan in the 600 Restricted class, Schlotfeldt led every lap of every race he entered, wiring the field in the 20 lap A Main and winning the scramble. Sawyer Sorgenfrei was second and Bradley Parks was third. Tyson Lemley timed in quick and won his heat race.

 

Drivers and Fans Glad to Be Back to Racing at Deming Speedway

6/29/12

The large crowd and large field of cars were happy to see Mother Nature smiling once again on Deming Speedway, as 78 participants signed in for action in front of many smiling and happy faces on Les Schwab night at the track. When the dust settled, Chase Schmidt, Eric Drake, Hannah Lindquist and Jesse Schlotfeldt walked away with feature wins in a very entertaining night at the races.

Luck smiled on Chase Schmidt in the Hoosier Speedmart 600 division. The young driver took advantage of race leader Liam Ryan falling out to mechanical woes, as he assumed the lead on lap 17 and was getting progressively faster on a very slick surface en route to the victory. Second went to Robie Price with third going to Derek Torkelson. Torkelson set quick time. Heat wins went to Dustin O’Brien, Price, Brandon Turner and Cory Samuelson.

Eric Drake made things look easy in the 1200 division, with a 25 lap wire to wire victory. Eric was trailed by Steven Hendrickson and Liam Ryan. Ryan set quick time. Heat wins went to Drake, Ryan and Brock Lemley.

First wins are always the sweetest, and Hannah Lindquist is enjoying the sweet spoils of victory after a 25 lap wire to wire win in the 600 Restricted division. After setting quick time, Lindquist rolled a 0 invert and held off Austin Sheridan and Chance Crum for her first career Deming Speedway win. Heat race winners were Tristin Thomas, Sheridan, Kyle Mitchell and Crum.

Jesse Schlotfeldt, Sawyer Sorgenfrei and Ashton Dial put on quite the spectacle in the Kasey Kahne Junior Sprint main event. Dial let from the outset with Sorgenfrei and Schlotfeldt in hot pursuit. The three young men stayed within one to two car lengths of each other in and through the heavy lapped traffic they were racing in, with Sorgenfrei finding the fast line underneath to take the lead on lap eight. Schlotfeldt followed him past Dial for second and ascended to the lead on lap 11 with a slidejob on Sorgenfrei. Sawyer went for a cross over move to reclaim the spot but lost the handle, spinning out and causing caution. For the rest of the way it was Schlotfeldt, who took another feature win on the year followed by Dial and Tyson Lemley claiming his first podium finish. Schlotfeldt made it a clean sweep of the night, as he set quick time and won his heat race. Sorgenfrei won the second heat.

 

Ryan and Planko Thrill Deming Crowd

5/25/12

Liam Ryan and Brayden Planko provided the on track fireworks on a beautiful night at Deming Speedway. On Les Schwab night, Ryan and Planko thrilled the crowd with their close, nose to tail and side by side racing in the 600 feature that was won by Liam. Other feature winners included Tyson Cross in the 1200s, Rachel Westmoreland in the 600 Restricted and Jesse Schlotfeldt in the Jr Sprints.

Once again, the Hoosier Speedmart 600 main event was a barnburner of an affair, as Brayden Planko and Liam Ryan went toe to toe like two champion prize fighters for the feature win. With Planko on the bottom and Ryan riding the cushion, the pair went wheel to wheel for the first 10 laps of the feature before encountering heavy traffic. With slower cars approaching, Ryan made a bonsai move up and around Planko coming out of two, then dove to the inside of three to slam the door and secure the lead on lap 13. After an ensuing caution flag, Ryan jetted away from the pack to capture the win, with Planko taking second and Derek Torkelson finishing third. Spud Allen set quick time and heat wins went to Brock Lemley, Jared Peterson, Greg Hamilton and Dougie James.

Tyson Cross had his car on absolute rails en route to a wire to wire win in the 1200 division. Cross took off on the initial start and enjoyed a full straightaway lead or more for the duration of the contest. Spud Allen came up the field to finish second and Eric Turner was the fastest qualifier and third place finisher. Heat wins went to Eric Drake, Allen and Steven Hendrickson.

Rachel Westmoreland made her front row starting position pay off, as the young lady racer led all 25 laps of the 600 Restricted feature to take her first win of the season. Rachel also set quick time, and was followed to the line by Austin Sheridan and Chance Crum. Tristan Thomas, Brandee Wood and Ashley Thompson were the heat race winners.

Jesse Schlotfeldt sliced and diced his way through the field to pick up his 5th feature win of the year. Jesse came from his 6th place starting spot to take the win ahead of Eli Schmidt and Sawyer Sorgenfrei. Schmidt and Bradley Parks won the heat races. Schlotfeldt set quick time.

Peterson Wins at Deming Speedway

5/18/12

Three familiar faces and a former Clay Cup champion found victory lane on Friday night at Deming Speedway. With racing sponsored by Jim’s Automotive Experts, Jared Peterson won his first Deming feature in many years in the 600 division, while Clennon Holloway, Austin Sheridan and Sawyer Sorgenfrei became repeat winners on the 2012 campaign.

Peterson has been in and out of 600 racing since his Clay Cup victory in 2007. With a new season and his own equipment this year, Peterson has been fast but run into some bad luck to kick off 2012. That all changed on Friday night when luck smiled at the Stanwood native. Peterson trailed early race leader Liam Ryan but was catching him in traffic when he caught the break he needed as Ryan tangled with a lapped car on lap 11, spinning him to a stop and handing the lead to Jared. From there, Peterson brought home the win by finishing the 25 lap feature with a comfortable margin over Dustin O’Brien and Brayden Planko. Heat wins went to Chase Schmidt, Alex Gauthier, O’Brien and Robie Price. Derek Torkelson was quick time. Kelly Mauck won the B Main.

In the 1200 division, Clennon Holloway won his second feature in the month of May with a 25 lap wire-to-wire win. Holloway was challenged late by second place finisher Tyson Cross, but made a key adjustment in changing his exit point in turn two and four to secure a comfortable win. Jared Gunderson finished third behind Holloway and Cross. Aaron Fell set quick time. Cross and Eric Drake won the heat races.

Austin Sheridan went wire to wire in the 600 restricted division for the feature win, holding off Chance Crum who made up a huge amount of ground as Sheridan worked through traffic late. Sheridan and Crum were joined on the podium by Hannah Lindquist. Sheridan also set quick time. Brandee Wood, Ashley Thompson and Tristan Thomas won the heats.

Sawyer Sorgenfrei won his second career feature in the Kasey Kahne Junior Sprints. Sorgenfrei took the lead on lap two and held off hard charging Jesse Schlotfeldt and Bradley Parks to take the win. Schlotfeldt set quick time. Haley Constance and Sorgenfrei won the heats.

O’Brien Steals the Show at Deming Speedway

5/11/12

On a warm, clear Friday evening at Deming Speedway, Dustin O’Brien reminded the large crowd why he is the reigning Hoosier Speedmart 600 division champion, by making a late race pass for the win on EMD Construction / DK Diesel / Little Caesars night. Other feature winners included Liam Ryan, Shaun Holtorf and Ashton Dial.

The 600 A Feature was an absolute slobberknocker of a race, with the lead being contested for 25 laps around the super slick 1/6 mile clay oval. Liam Ryan set out to the early advantage, with Spud Allen quickly coming up to challenge. The duo went back and forth, with Ryan catfishing around the bottom and Allen planting his right rear on the cushion all the way around. Ryan held the point this way for 16 laps with Allen right on his rear nerf until contact between the two sent Ryan careening into the turn three fence, collecting third place running Brock Lemley in the exchange. Allen would take point on the restart, and lead until lap 20 when O’Brien, who had been in the top five all race, found his car handling to perfection and blasted by Spud on the inside to take the position. With Allen desperately trying to make the top work again, O’Brien kept his car glued to the bottom to secure the victory, his second of the year. Allen held on for second and Chase Schmidt was third. Heat wins went to O’Brien, Brayden Planko, Allen and Barry Martinez. Jared Peterson was fast time.

Ryan was looking to score the rare two win night, as prior to his 600 performance, he had just won the feature in the 1200 division, taking the lead on lap eight and holding it through the rest of the 25 lap feature. Second was Tyson Cross and third was Eric Turner. Aaron Fell set quick time. Cross, Eric Drake and Duane Mackey won the heats.

Shaun Holtorf returned to victory lane at Deming Speedway in the 600 Restricted division, as he substitute drove for Brandee Wood and put the RAW motorsports #1W in victory lane. Holtorf held off stiff challenges from the field, including second place finisher Chance Crum. Tristan Thomas was scored third. Austin Sheridan was fast time and won the first heat race. Holtorf and Spencer Constance won the other heats.

Ashton Dial won his second career feature and his first of 2012 in the Kasey Kahne Junior Sprints, leading Sawyer Sorgenfrei and Jesse Schlotfeldt for all 15 laps. Schlotfeldt set quick time. Heat wins went to Lynden Lebedinski and Tyson Lemley.

 

Ryan Bests Previous Track Record and Wins 600 Main

5-4-12

Liam Ryan continued his torrid pace at Deming Speedway on Little Caesars / Pepsi night by setting a new track record in the 1200 division and taking the A Main win in the Hoosier Speedmart 600 division. Other feature winners included Clennon Holloway, Ashley Thompson and Sawyer Sorgenfrei.

For Ryan, the night started with another new track record in the 1200 division, as he bested his previous mark by three tenths of a second at 9.684. With Mother Nature helping the track retain plenty of moisture throughout the night, it would be up to Ryan to work his magic in lapped cars to pick up a victory after deep inverts in both his contested divisions. The opportunity would arise in the 600 A Main, as Ryan used a lapped car to his advantage on the 22nd circuit, pinning race leader Dougie James to the high groove and leading a freight train underneath him as he secured the lead and the eventual win three laps later. Brandon Turner and Dustin O’Brien also drove underneath James in the exchange, finishing second and third respectively. O’Brien set a new track record in the 600 division with a lap of 10.016. He also won his heat race. Other heat wins went to Turner and James.

In the 1200 division, Clennon Holloway took advantage of his pole position start to easily lead all 25 laps of the A Main for his first win in roughly two seasons. The seasoned veteran smoothly hit his marks around the fast surface, beating Aaron Fell and Brock Lemley for the W. Heat race wins went to Fell and Jacob Buckenmeyer.

Ashley Thompson picked up her second career victory in the 600 Restricted class, inheriting the race lead on lap 11 following leader Ashleigh Johnson’s collision with the front stretch wall that also collected third place running Austin Sheridan. Thompson would fend off second place Kyle Mitchell to pick up the victory. Third place was Dylan Resch. Sheridan set quick time. Heat wins went to Mitchell, Hannah Lindquist and Tristan Thomas.

In the Kasey Kahne Junior Sprints, Sawyer Sorgenfrei accomplished two major feats: His first career A Main win and a stop to the four race win streak of Jesse Schlotfeldt. Sawyer led all 15 laps of the main to collect the win, holding off a hard charging Schlotfeldt and Brett Mitchell at the end. Schlotfeldt and Sorgenfrei were the only two drivers to win races in the division all night, with Sawyer taking a heat win and Jesse winning the other heat as well as setting fast time in time trials.

 

Liam Ryan - The 9 Second Man - Wins Main and Sets New Track Record

4/27/12

Liam Ryan stole the show on Les Schwab Night at Deming Speedway. On Friday night, April 27th 2012, Ryan officially became the first man ever to run a 9 second lap at the over 30 year 1/6 mile clay oval, and he punctuated the night with a win in the 1200 division. Other feature winners included Brayden Planko, Austin Sheridan and Jesse Schlotfeldt.

The story of the evening was Ryan, who officially became the fastest man at Deming Speedway by becoming the first driver ever to break into the 9 second bracket, by timing in at 9.932. Ryan continued his blistering pace during the A Main as he took the lead from DJ Kosa on lap 14 and proceeded to clip off more laps in the 9 second bracket during main action, running as low as 9.8 on a later lap. Kosa hung on for second with Tyson Cross taking third.

Brayden Planko picked up his first feature win of 2012 with a 25 lap wire to wire win in the Hoosier Speedmart 600 division. Planko was tailed by Liam Ryan over the final 20 laps of the affair, as the young canadians racers ran lightning quick laps without touching or tagging each other. Jared Peterson finished third. Derek Torkelson set a new track record in time trials with a lap of 10.136. Heat wins went to Chase Schmidt, Alex Gauthier, Brock Lemley and Dustin O'Brien won the heats.

Veteran patience and guile led Austin Sheridan to his second win of the year in the 600 Restricted division. Sheridan took the lead from Dylan Resch on lap 20 when he found an open spot in lapped traffic to slip past Dylan and secure the victory. Sheridan was fast time. Ashley Thompson, Spencer Constance and Ashleigh Johnson won the heats.

Jesse Schlotfeldt won his fourth straight feature in the Kasey Kahne Junior Sprint division. Schlotfeldt took the lead from second place finisher Ashton Dial in traffic on the 8th lap en route to the victory. Sawyer Sorgenfrei finished third, won his heat race and set quick time. Dial won the other heat.

 

Veteran Drivers Score Popular Wins at Deming Speedway

4/20/12

A pair of veteran drivers scored popular victories at Deming Speedway on Friday night on A-1 Welding / Pace Chassis night. Aaron Fell set a new track record and won the A Main in the 1200 division while Spud Allen led all 25 laps of the Speedmart / Hoosier main to end a four year winless drought. Other winners included Ashley Thompson in the 600r division and Jesse Schlotfeldt in the Kasey Kahne Jr Sprints.

With a blistering fast race surface to work with, Aaron Fell dialed his car in to the perfect combination en route to winning his first feature of 2012 in the 1200 division. After lowering the track record to 10.034, Fell found his way past Jared Gunderson on lap 16 and then streaked away from the field to win the main, running laps close to his time trial lap during the main itself. Liam Ryan took second and Steven Hendrickson was third. Heat wins went to Duane Mackey, Brock Lemley and Brad Davison.

After a four year winless drought, Spud Allen conquered his mechanical demons and won the main event in the Hoosier / Speedmart 600 division. Allen led all twenty five laps of the main, fending off challenges from Dustin O’Brien and Brock Lemley who finished second and third respectively. Derek Torkelson was fast time. Kelly Mauck, Lemley, Hayden Schmidt and Brandon Turner won the heats. Alden Ostrom won the B Feature.

Ashley Thompson had things break her way en route to winning her first career feature at Deming Speedway in the 600 restricted class. While running third, Thompson caught the break she needed when race leader Kyle Mitchell tangled with second place running Jake Helsel on lap 20, drawing a caution flag and sending both to the rear of the field. After inheriting the lead, Thompson held off a strong challenge from runner up Austin Sheridan to claim her first victory. Tristan Thomas followed Sheridan for third. Sheridan set quick time. Heat wins went to Dylan Resch, Rachel Westmoreland and Thompson.

Jesse Schlotfeldt continued his race win streak by clean sweeping the night in the Kasey Kahne Junior Sprints. After setting quick time and winning his heat, Schlotfeldt took advantage of a mid race restart to pass Ashton Dial and take the lead / win, his third in a row. Dial came home second while Sawyer Sorgenfrei raced his way to third. Brett Mitchell made his Deming Speedway debut by winning the second heat race.

Drake Makes Bold Move for Win on Diehl Ford Night

4/13/2012

Eric Drake knows the value of timing. Friday night racing at Deming Speedway was sponsored by Diehl Ford, a long time supporter of Drake racing. With his sponsor in the grandstands, Drake put his car in victory lane in the 1200 division after a bold move to take the lead on lap nine. Other feature winners included Chase Schmidt, Jake Helsel and Jesse Schlotfeldt.

Starting on the inside pole position, Drake followed Clennon Holloway early in the 1200 feature, looking for his opportunity to strike. That chance came on lap nine, as Holloway followed a lap car in low through turn two. Drake took a big chance, putting his right side tires over the cushion on the high side of two, looking for grip. The grip he was searching for was there, and Drake powered off the corner around Clennon to take the point which he would not relinquish until crossing under the checkered flag for his first win of the 2012 season. Holloway was second and Aaron fell took third. DJ Kosa set quick time. Heat winners were Steven Hendrickson, Jared Gunderson and Fell.

Chase Schmidt was dominant for 23 of the 25 laps in the Hoosier / Speedmart 600 main event. The two laps he didn’t utterly dominate were 24 and 25, as Derek Torkelson and Brock Lemley ran right up to the young Canadian driver’s rear nerf bar. To his credit, Schmidt maintained his composure and ran the same lap he’d been running, which paid off with a feature win. Torkelson and Lemley were second and third respectively. Schmidt set quick time. Liam Ryan, Brandon Turner, Lemley and Austin Sheridan won the heat races.

Jake Helsel won a highly entertaining 600 restricted division feature. After taking the lead on lap three from Rachel Westmoreland, Helsel led a lead pack of cars that ran some 12 cars deep into the back pack of 7 cars. Once they hit the lappers, the lead pack diced and sliced, from nose to tail, bumper to bumper in between the lappers without taking each other or seriously impeding each others line. Helsel navigated the slower cars with the skill of a grizzled veteran, taking his first win in the division by a solid margin after making his way back into clean air. Westmoreland ran second and Austin Sheridan, who was your fast qualifier, finished third. JJ Thomas, Spencer Constance, Helsel and Ian Humphries won the heats.

Jesse Schlotfeldt was dominant again in the Kasey Kahne Junior Sprints. Schlotfeldt went from fourth to first on the first lap and ran away from the field to win his second straight feature. Ashton Dial ran second and Bradley Parks finished third. Schlotfeldt set quick time. Sawyer Sorgenfrei and Tyson Lemley won the heats.

 

O’Brien Starts 2012 with Win at Deming Speedway

4/6/2012

Dustin O’Brien started 2012 in a similar way to how he ended 2011: in victory lane. The defending 600 division champion won the 25 lap feature on Saturday night to take an early lead in this year’s point’s chase on Pacific Power Battery night at Deming Speedway. Other winners included Jared Gunderson, Austin Sheridan and Jesse Schlotfeldt.

O’Brien was in the right place at the right time in the 600 feature. After race leader Kelly Mauck tangled with lapped traffic, O’Brien used a lap 18 restart to rocket around Brayden Planko on the outside of turn to take the point and eventual win. Planko held on for second and Alex Gauthier was third. Heat wins went to Austin Sheridan, Planko, O’Brien and Alden Ostrom. Derek Torkelson set quick time.

Jared Gunderson went from hero to zero back to hero over the course of two laps as he secured the opening night win in the 1200 division. Gunderson took an early lead on the field, only to encounter lapped traffic around lap ten. With the back markers racing for position, Gunderson looked for a gap to shoot through, only to get caught up with a flipping Ryan Cully and in the process, destroying his top wing. Gunderson managed to drive away from the wreck and during the open red that ensued, looked for options as to fixing his aero issue. No quick solution was found, and on the ensuing restart, Brock Lemley took advantage by racing around Gunderson’s outside to take the lead. Fortune then smiled on Jared, as before the lap was completed, Steven Hendrickson flipped and caused another open red situation. With the open red again in effect, his crew swapped his old wing with a new mount. The new top wing fixed his aero issue, and on the ensuing green, he raced away to take the win. Lemley was second and Liam Ryan was third. Aaron Fell set quick time. Ryan and Eric Drake won the heats.

Austin Sheridan used his veteran advantage to pick up a win in the 600 restricted class. Sheridan chased race leader Eli Schmidt early, then as the pair closed in on lapped traffic, Sheridan blasted down to the inside groove entering turn three on the 7th circuit to pass Schmidt and take the lead for good in what ended up being an 18 lap main, shortened due to excessive stoppages. Jake Helsel finished second and Rachel Westmoreland was third. Sheridan completed a clean sweep of the night by setting quick time and winning his heat race. Westmoreland and Hannah Lindquist won the other heats.

Jesse Schlotfeldt won his first main event at Deming Speedway in impressive fashion with a clean sweep of the night in the Kasey Kahne Junior Sprints. Schlotfeldt took the lead on lap three and ran away with the feature win, followed by Bradley Parks and Sawyer Sorgenfrei. Tyler McLeod debuted at Deming Speedway by winning his heat race.

2011

Dunkerken & Lemley Among Shootout Stars!

12/31/2011

Lonnie Wheatley, TULSA, Okla. (December 31, 2011) – The Speedway Motors Tulsa Shootout continues to break through new barriers, with the 27th edition of the event held over New Year’s weekend at the QuikTrip Center’s Tulsa Expo Raceway breaking a world record entry count for Micro and Mini Sprints that was set at the previous year’s event.

1200cc Mini Sprints & Outlaw Non-Wing Micro Sprints

Washington’s Brock Lemley ranked as the only driver at the 27th Annual Speedway Motors Tulsa Shootout to collect multiple victories by scoring in both the 1200cc Mini Sprint and Non-Wing Outlaw Micro Sprints.

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While Lemley’s 1200cc Mini Sprint drive seemed an easy one, the Outlaw Non Wing triumph came in the closing laps in a hotly-contested affair.

Lemley snared his first Golden Driller in the 1200cc Mini Sprint main event, gunning into the lead from the pole at the outset and leading throughout. While Aaron Fell and defending race winner Derek Holmwood applied early pressure, Lemley was unphased and kept his mount out front for the entirety of the 20-lapper.

Lemley took the checkered flag ahead of fellow Washington state shoe Holmwood, with Chicago’s Jim Scanlon in the show position. Jared Gunderson was fourth, with Florida’s Scott Krueger climbing from 11th to round out the top five.

In the next feature out, the Non-Wing Outlaw main event, Lemley found himself chasing early after starting fourth.

While Harlan Hulsey and Chris Cochran led the way to the green flag, third-starter Chris Andrew shot into the lead on the opening circuit only to surrender the point after just one lap when his left rear tire went flat under caution.

Hulsey assumed the point on the restart and the battle was on between he and Cochran. The duo began swapping the point on the fourth round and did so in nearly each corner over the ensuing laps until Christopher Bell entered the fray only to make contact and flip in turn one on the 12th lap.

The heated battle between Hulsey and Cochran resumed as soon as the green lights reappeared, with an errant slider sending both flipping in turns one and two on the 13th circuit and collecting defending race winner Blake Hahn in the process.

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Joe B. Miller found himself in the lead on the restart in front of Jonathan Beason and Lemley. As the laps ticked off, Lemley picked up the pace and raced by Beason for second on the 20th round and then took the lead away from Miller one circuit later.

Lemley raced on to his second win of the night in front of Beason, who raced forward from tenth. Miller claimed the show position, with 13th-starter Cole Ketcham and 17th-starter Andrew Felker rounding out the top five

O’Brien Pads Championship Lead With Win

9/23/11

With the points battle tight coming into the night, Dustin O’Brien created some much needed breathing room for himself in the Speedmart / Hoosier 600 championship chase with a main event victory on craft stove night. Other feature winners were Derek Holmwood, Derrick Moss and Isaac Abenroth.

Other than a little better time trial, the night could not have gone much better for O’Brien. Starting third in the A Main, O’Brien used the lapped car of Kyle Oman as a basketball style pick to help get around race leader Shaun Holtorf in the latter stages of the Speedmart / Hoosier main event to secure the lead and the eventual victory. The win, coupled with mechanical woes from second place in points Brock Lemley, gave O’Brien a 90 point lead going into Saturday nights championship chase. Holtorf ran second on his first night in the Speedmart / XXX house car, and Kelly Mauck was third.

It was a wire to wire win for Derek Holmwood in the 1200 division, as the Bellingham native led all twenty five laps of the feature on his way to the victory. Aaron Fell ran second but did not make up enough points to challenge for the championship, as points leader Brock Lemley finished third, virtually guaranteeing Brock the 1200 title.

Points leader Derrick Moss also made it easy on himself with a wire to wire win from the pole in the 600 Restricted division. Moss stretched his points lead over Austin Sheridan with the victory, also virtually locking up the points title. Hannah Lindquist was second and Rachel Westmoreland third.

The tightest of the points battles coming into tonight was the Kasey Kahne Junior Sprints. Isaac Abenroth led the points going into the evening, and when the dust settled, he had stretched his points advantage to 14 and 15 respectively over Eli Schmidt and Ashleigh Johnson with a win in the main event. The top three in points finished 1-2-3 in the feature, keeping things tight going into the final night of racing.

With one night left, the points race in the Junior Sprints will be decided by the A feature on Les Schwab night on Saturday, as the aforementioned youngsters will go tooth and nail for Junior Sprint supremecy. Derrick Moss has a 31 point advantage going into the final night of racing in the 600 restricted class, which barring disaster, should secure him the title. Brock Lemley has sewn up the 1200 title with a 121 point pad on Aaron Fell. In the Speedmart Hoosier 600 division, it will also take a disaster for Dustin O’Brien to lose his 90 point advantage over Lemley.

 

Two in a Row for Torkelson at Deming Speedway

9/16/11

At the end of a fantastic night of racing, Derek Torkelson stood triumphant in victory lane with his second straight victory in the 600 division on Speedmart / Hoosier night at Deming Speedway. Other feature winners were Aaron Fell, Brayden Planko and Eli Schmidt.

The opening laps of the Speedmart Hoosier 600 class A Main were extremely memorable, with your top three positions running so close that you could have thrown a blanket over them. Alex Gauthier led the first 16 circuits with Derek Torkelson and Liam Ryan right in behind him, challenging him in both the high and low grooves. On lap seventeen, despite sustaining some front wing damage, Torkelson powered by Gauthier on the inside of turn two to take the lead which he would not give up en route to his second straight feature win. Gauthier would fade back and Ryan dropped out due to damage. Brock Lemley battled his way to second and Cam Smith was third. Ryan set quick time and won the first heat race. Other heat winners were Brandon Turner and JR Thomas.

Aaron Fell and Brock Lemley turned Deming Speedway’s 1/6 mile clay oval into Slide Job City during the 1200 A Main. Fell streaked out to an early lead that was eaten up due to a lap 12 caution. On the ensuing restart, Lemley began the parade of slide jobs with a bonsai move into turn one that brought him the lead. The two would trade slides and crossovers until lap eighteen when Fell would find the drive to complete a slide out of two and gain some breathing room as Brock missed the corner exit. From there, it was Aaron streaking to the win, with Brock dropping back to third behind Jared Gunderson. Gunderson and Lemley would do battle over the closing laps, with Brock taking runner up honors back from Jared in the closing circuits. Steven Hendrickson and Brad Davison won the heats. Derek Holmwood was fast time.

Brayden Planko never makes it easy on himself in the 600 restricted division. Starting in the seventh position, Planko had to race his way past a very fast five cars before coming up on race long leader Jacob Brown with 5 laps left. With Brown running the middle groove on the track, Planko squeezed his car through a narrow opening off turn four on lap 23 to take the lead and the win, followed by Brown and Austin Sheridan. Kyle Mitchell was the fast qualifier. Heat wins went to Brown, Sheridan and Spencer Constance.

The pole position suited Eli Schmidt nicely on Friday night, as he parlayed his up front starting spot into a 15 lap wire to wire win in the Kasey Kahne Junior Sprints. Ashleigh Johnson overcame a mother load of adversity through the night to bring her car home second and JJ Thomas was third. Lynden Lebedinski and Schmidt won the heat races. Johnson set fast time.

 

Torkelson Wins 1st Deming Feature 9/9/11

Lady Luck smiled upon Derek Torkelson on Praise 106.5 night at Deming Speedway on Friday. Torkelson inherited a late race lead to take his first Deming win in the Speedmart Hoosier 600 class. Other feature winners were Steven Hendrickson, Derrick Moss and Ashton Dial.
For Torkelson, the car was there for him all night. All he needed was an opportunity. That opportunity showed itself on lap 23, when race leader Jared Peterson was caught up in a spinning lapped car, costing him the lead. Torkelson took the gift from the metaphorical gift horse and made it count, as he led the final three laps en route to taking his first Deming Speedway win in the Speedmart Hoosier 600 class. Dustin O’Brien was second and Brock Lemley third. Heat wins went to Alex Gauthier, Liam Ryan and Jason Bloodgood. Dustin O’Brien set quick time.
Wire to wire wins are becoming the norm for Steven Hendrickson in the 1200 division. Despite showing heavy smoke at times during the feature, Hendrickson held off Liam Ryan for the duration of the 25 lap feature to take the victory. Ryan brought his car home second with Derek Holmwood coming on strong late to take third. Ryan and Jason Bloodgood won the heat races and Aaron Fell was quick time.
Derrick Moss was awfully happy not to see a big invert in the 600 restricted division. After winning features in the early season from the 8th place starting spot, Moss picked up a feature win the easy way on Friday night, as he parlayed his outside row one position into a 25 lap wire to wire win. Rachel Westmoreland set quick time and finished second in the main, with Jacob Brown running third. Brown, Brandee Wood and Austin Sheridan were the heat race winners. Brayden Planko won the B Main.
After the extreme disappointment of two weeks ago when he lost the lead on the last lap, Ashton Dial redeemed himself on Friday night with a 15 lap wire to wire win in the Kasey Kahne Junior Sprints. Sawyer Sorgenfrei finished second and Ashleigh Johnson was third. Johnson set quick time. Isaac Abenroth and Eli Schmidt were heat winners

 

Wild Night at Deming Ends with O’Brien in Victory Lane

8/26/11

With new clay laid down during the week, drivers didn’t know what to expect heading into Les Schwab night at Deming Speedway. At the end of a wild, crash filled evening, Dustin O’Brien found victory lane for the first time in 2011 in the Speedmart Hoosier 600 division. Aaron Fell, Austin Sheridan, Isaac Abenroth and Devin Barnes also won main events.

After finishing as the runner up an astounding nine times on the year, Dustin O’Brien survived a carnage filled A Main in the Speedmart Hoosier 600 division to take his first victory of the year. In a feature marred by at least three red flags on close to ten cautions, O’Brien led every lap of the time shortened 16 lap feature, followed by Alex Gauthier and JR Thomas. Liam Ryan was quick time. Heat wins went to Gauthier, Hayden Schmidt and Brock Lemley.

Survival was the name of the game in the 1200 main. With drivers navigating their way as best as possible around the soft surface, Aaron Fell emerged victorious by loosening his car up as much as possible to help navigate the various bumps and jumps. Aaron took over the lead from Frosty Metcalfe on lap 22 when Frosty bounced up the track in turn two. Fell was followed to the line by Brock Lemley and Metcalfe. Lemley was quick time. Derek Holmwood and Tyson Cross won the heats.

Austin Sheridan was happy to be the recipient of some good luck in the 600 Restricted feature. Austin was moved to the pole position after the initial front row could not stay side by side to start the race. This put Sheridan on the point, a spot he would not relinquish. Bill Mercer finished a career best second and Derrick Moss ran third. Hannah Lindquist was the fast qualifier and heat wins went to Ian Humphries, Dylan Resch and Jacob Brown.

Ashton Dial and Darius Walker’s misfortune paved the way for another Isaac Abenroth victory in the Kasey Kahne Junior Sprint division. Dial had Walker right on his tail on the white flag lap coming into turn two as both drivers were looking for career best finishes. Dial unfortunately found a rut, hooking it and sending him tumbling, catching Darius in his wake. The wreck would cost both drivers their positions, handing the lead and the win to Isaac Abenroth two laps later. Ashleigh Johnson finished second and Sawyer Sorgenfrei was third. Abenroth set quick time. Johnson and Jesse Schlotfledt won the heats

Cage Carts came to Deming Speedway to test and put on an exhibition race. Devin Barnes was the class of the field, winning both the heat race and the main.

Tomas and Holmwood Win First 2011

Features at Deming Speedway

8/19/2011

A pair of veterans found the right combinations in their race cars en route to their first feature wins of the year at Deming Speedway on North Coast Credit Union night. Past season champions JR Thomas and Derek Holmwood each won their first mains of the year in the 600 and 1200 classes. Jacob Brown scored win number five on the year in the 600 Restricted class and JJ Thomas picked up career win number one in the Kasey Kahne Junior Sprints.

JR Thomas held off a very game Brock Lemley over the final 5 laps to score his first feature win of the year in the Speedmart Hoosier 600s. Thomas started on the pole and led all 25 laps, but not without trading nerf bar polish with Lemley multiple times over the last few circuits for the hotly contested win. Liam Ryan took third. Heat race wins went to Reece Goetz, Thomas and Jared Peterson. Dustin O’Brien set quick time.

Rim riding Derek Holmwood found the right combination to get his car around the topside of Deming Speedway in the 1200 division, taking his DLX chassis to the win for the first time in 2011. Derek was followed to the win by Brock Lemley and Aaron fell who traded slidejobs and crossovers during the last few laps, thrilling the crowd in the process. Holmwood and Jared Gunderson took the heat race wins. Lemley was fast time.

Jacob Brown picked up another feature win at Deming Speedway in the 600 Restricted division. Race leader Kyle Mitchell and second place running Rachel Westmoreland made contact coming out of turn four on lap 19, which resulted in Westmoreland flipping and Mitchell breaking parts on the rear of his car. This handed the lead to Brown, who held off last week’s main winner Brayden Planko to take the victory. Derrick Moss set quick time and finished third on the feature. Bill Mercer, Planko and Alden Ostrom won the heats.

In the Kasey Kahne Junior Sprint class, JJ Thomas scored his first Deming Speedway victory with a wire to wire win. Thomas held off a hard charging Isaac Abenroth and Darius Walker to pick up the victory. Sawyer Sorgenfrei and Thomas were your heat race winners. Abenroth was the quick qualifier.

 

Fans Enjoy Great Racing, Raise Big $$$ For Autism Speaks at Deming Speedway

8/12/2011

Doyle Guffie’s Rallye Auto Sales presented Autism Speaks night at Deming Speedway on Friday night. The large crowd saw victories by Brock Lemley, Liam Ryan, Brayden Planko and Ashleigh Johnson as they raised funds for Autism Speaks to the tune of over $3,500 dollars. $1 from every admission ticket was donated to Autism Speaks, in conjunction with a silent auction, bake sale and helmet pass. In addition, the Northwest Mini Sprint Association donated their half of the 50/50 raffle as well as many of the drivers donating their purse for the evening.

It was a donnybrook of a battle out front in the Speedmart Hoosier 600 division. Brandon Benson led the first 16 laps of the 25 lap feature with Brock Lemley and Dustin O’Brien breathing down his neck lap after lap. On lap 17, Lemley altered his line slightly through the corners, opting to take a lower line on entry which gave him a straighter run off. The move paid off, as Brock pulled slightly ahead of Benson at the line to take the lead, which he would never relinquish as he brought home the win. O’Brien got around Benson one lap later and challenged Brock on the bottom a few times without success on his way to second. Benson brought the Schmidt #12 car home third. Heat wins went to Derek Torkelson, Liam Ryan and Eric Turner. O’Brien was the quick timer.

Liam Ryan picked up another win at Deming Speedway, this time coming in the 1200 class. Liam parlayed his front row starting position into a 25 lap wire to wire win, with his car getting stronger as the race grew long. Jason Bloodgood ran second and Aaron Fell was third. Fell was quick time. Bloodgood and Ryan won the heats.

Brayden Planko picked up another win in the 600 Restricted class. On lap 17, Planko found a narrow opening underneath Jacob Brown that he managed to squeeze through coming off of turn four. Planko held on through a couple of late race restarts to take the win over Rachel Westmoreland and Brown. Heat wins went to Derrick Moss, Alden Ostrom and Bill Mercer. Austin Sheridan was the fast qualifier.

Ashleigh Johnson caught a lucky break and capitalized on it for another main event win in the Kasey Kahne Junior Sprint division. Race leader Isaac Abenroth looked to be checking out in front of the field when his left rear wheel came off, ending his evening and handing the lead and eventual win to Johnson. Sawyer Sorgenfrei and Darius Walker finished second and third respectively. Eli Schmidt and Johnson won the heat races. Abenroth was quick time.

 


Robinson & Cole Attorneys at Law night
Hendrickson Dominate 1200 for 2nd season win!

Steven Hendrickson was the dominate for in the 1200’s tonight leading all 25 laps to pick-up his 2nd career 1200 win. Just so happens major car sponsor Robinson & Cole Attorney’s celebrated sponsorship night at the track.  Hard charger: Braydon Planko seven positions gained.
Kasey Kahne Jr driver Eli Schmidt picked-up his 3rd win at Deming this season. Eli won from the front row, Isaac Abenroth tried to close the gap in the late stages, to little too late. Lynden Lebendynski, Ashleigh Johnson, and Jaden Thomas rounded out the top five.
600 Restricted driver Jacob Brown scored his four victory of the year. It was a classic dual between last week’s winner Rachel Westmoreland finishing 2nd and Brown. Point leader Derrick Moss, Braydon Planko, & Hannah Lindquist completed the top five.

Reece Goetz scored his 3rd victory in the SpeedMart / Hoosier 600’s. The early going has a classic dual with youngster’s Goetz and eventual 3rd place finisher Liam Ryan against the seasoned veteran Brock Lemley 2nd place finish. Goetz and Lemley traded bumper plating and tire rubber when Lemley passed Goetz on lap 14, unfortunately for Lemley a yellow flag negated the pass and Goetz was back in the lead. Goetz closed out the next 11 laps without another serious challenge.

 

Young Couple Wins Big at Deming Speedway

The Boyfriend / Girlfriend tandem of Rachel Westmoreland and Reece Goetz were big winners on Les Schwab night at Deming Speedway. Westmoreland won her first career feature in the 600 Restricted division while Goetz returned to victory lane in the 600 Open class. Other feature winners included Brock Lemley in the 1200s and Ashleigh Johnson in the Junior Sprints.

Westmoreland’s quest for her first Deming Speedway victory finally ended on Friday night, as the young lady passed Seth Cooper on the inside of turn two on lap 10 en route to her first career win at the 1/6 mile clay oval. Westmoreland held off Derrick Moss and Austin Sheridan to score the victory. Moss set quick time. Hannah Lindquist, Cooper and Alden Ostrom won the heats.

Former Clay Cup champion Reece Goetz shook off the rust that plagued him over last week’s Clay Cup and returned to his championship form, dominating all 25 laps of the Speedmart Hoosier 600 Open main event. Dustin O’Brien set quick time and ran second, with Brock Lemley taking third. Heat wins went to Lemley, Brandon Turner and Liam Ryan.

5 time Clay Cup Champion is on a roll in the 1200 division after leading all 25 laps of the A Feature. Lemley also set quick time. Aaron Fell made a late run on Brock but had to settle for second. Jared Gunderson was third. Heat wins went to Steven Hendrickson and Derek Holmwood.

Ashleigh Johnson gave her mom quite the birthday gift by winning her fourth feature of the year in the Kasey Kahne Junior Sprints. Isaac Abenroth finished one position out of a clean sweep, taking second after setting a new track record and winning his heat. Eli Schmidt was third and Sawyer Sorgenfrei won the other heatt.

Faccinto and Lemley Win Clay Cup 2011

7/23/11

The 28th annual Clay Cup Nationals finished off Saturday night at Deming Speedway with one young man scoring the biggest win of his career and a veteran racer pulling in his 5th Clay Cup win.

In the 600 division, Fresno California native Michael Faccinto picked up the biggest victory of his relatively short open wheel career, picking up a cool $7,500 by winning the A Feature at Saturday night’s Clay Cup. Faccinto led every lap in his #15 Pace, running all 40 laps with little challenge from a loaded field. Brock Lemley finished off his Clay Cup weekend with a second place finish in the #10 PMP. Eight time Clay Cup champion Stan Yockey came from ninth place to pick up third in the #7 PMP. Faccinto also pocketed $250 from Duinkerken Farms after winning the match race. Joe Constance won the D Main. Kiwi Alexander won the C. Landon Hurst topped the B Main.

Brock Lemley picked up his 5th Clay Cup win in the past eight years with a wire to wire 40 lap feature win in the 1200 division, pocketing $5,000 for his efforts in his #10 DLH. Liam Ryan finished off a fantastic weekend with a second place in his #87 Henchcraft. Liam also won $250 for winning the match race, courtesy Duinkerken Farms. Aaron Fell fell back to 5th early but worked his way back forward for a third place finish in the #15 XXX.

Record crowds and internet listenership made for an incredibly successful weekend at Deming Speedway. The track staff and management would like to thank the fans, racers and crews who worked so hard to make Clay Cup 2011 so enjoyable!

FINAL 600 POINTS

Pos. No. Name Total Points
1 15 Michael Faccinto 717
2 71 Dustin O'Brien 712
3 10 Brock Lemley 707
4 96t JR Thomas 702
5 29x Austin Stone 695
6 79 Heath Duinkerken 694
7 37 Matt Peterson 694
8 12s Hayden Schmidt 692
9 7 Stan Yockey 691
10 11C Chad Sinner 687
11 47 Derek Torkelson 684
12 40 Madison Hess 683
13 F1 Brandon Benson 682
14 23 Jacob Brown 680
15 29 Brandon Turner 680
16 179 Landon Hurst 679
17 76 Chase Schmidt 679
18 N8 Nate Vaughn 678
19 13H Brad Hannum 678
20 17 Derek Holmwood 677
21 21B Dylan Black 676
22 87 Liam Ryan 674
23 38 Alex Gauthier 673
24 00 Brayden Planko 671
25 21 Phil Schemenauer 671
26 10L Jason Bloodgood 671
27 29J Dougie James 671
28 37s Jake Benson 668
29 56k Kelly Mauck 666
30 9 Reece Goetz 666
31 8 Dean Alexander 663
32 33s Lance Sargent 660
33 12a Spud Allen 658
34 C17 Cory  Samuelson 649
35 88 Koen Shaw 645
36 19 Shaun Holtorf 642
37 7c Cody Broullett 638
38 6k Kyle Oman 635
39 1 Austin Sheridan 634
40 90 Greg Hamilton 631
41 00x Ryan Fischer 631
42 10W Jesse Whitney 630
43 4v Mike Volbrecht 627
44 1w Eric Turner 625
45 41 Tyler Thompson 612
46 45 Jerrod Saddler 610
47 78 Joe Constance 603
48 5d Annie DeRemer 600
49 21p Robbie Price 597
50 17s Steven Hendrickson 596
51 11 Larry Jenne 596
52 18E Jon Engler 596
53 5R Sean Ramey 591
54 17x Kevin Wilkinson 582

FINAL 1200 POINTS

Pos No. Name Total Points
1 87 Liam Ryan 715
2 10 Brock Lemley 713
3 15 Aaron Fell 711
4 7 Jared Gundersen 701
5 11m Dwayne Mackey 701
6 13 Steven Hendrickson 696
7 10s Forest Metcalfe 694
8 9 Clennon Holloway 693
9 29 Eric Turner 692
10 6 Jason Bloodgood 692
11 15W Tom Waggoner 687
12 17 Derek  Holmwood 686
13 11 Brad Davison 685
14 22 Eric Drake 684
15 09 Tyson Cross 684
16 98K Makenzi Thomas 675
17 19 Randy Price 673
18 16z Zack Keefe 666
19 21 Ryan Cully 664

 

Planko and Cross Win Clay Cup Prelim

Features at Deming Speedway

7/22/11

Two more first time winners graced victory lane on preliminary night number two of the 28th Annual Clay Cup Nationals. In the 600 division, Brayden Planko picked up his first open class win. In the 1200 class, Tyson Cross led all 30 laps en route to his first 1200 win.

Brayden Planko led all 30 laps of the 600 feature en route to his first open division victory at Deming Speedway. From his pole position, Planko rocketed out to an early advantage which he maintained for the duration of the feature. Multiple time Clay Cup champion Stan Yockey was second and Madison Hess finished third. Heat race wins went to Yockey, Brock Lemley, Phil Schemenauer, Hess, Heath Duinkerken and Brandon Benson. Michael Faccinto was fast time. Shaun Holtorf won the C Main and Chase Schmidt topped the B feature.

Tyson Cross completed a 12 year journey back to victory lane at Deming Speedway on Friday night with a 30 lap wire to wire win in the 1200 class. Tyson led every lap from the pole in what was his first victory since season championship night at Skagit Speedway in 1999. Eric Turner took second and Eric Drake was third. Jared Gunderson set quick time. Steven Hendrickson, Tom Waggoner and Clennon Holloway won heat races.

Liam Ryan and Brock Lemley will start on the front row for Saturday night’s 1200 A Feature. At the conclusion of 40 laps, the victor will take home $5,000. In the 600 division, In the 600 division, Michael Faccinto and Dustin O’Brien will go side by side to start the 40 lap, $7,500 to win main event.

If you cannot join us live, be sure to tune in to the live webcast 100% free of charge at http://www.demingspeedway.com. Gates open at 5p with racing kicking off at 7p.

600 Points as of July 21st

Pos. No. Name Total Points
1 15 Michael Faccinto 717
2 71 Dustin O'Brien 711
3 10 Brock Lemley 707
4 79 Heath Duinkerken 692
5 12s Hayden Schmidt 692
6 47 Derek Torkelson 684
7 23 Jacob Brown 680
8 179 Landon Hurst 679
9 76 Chase Schmidt 679
10 N8 Nate Vaughn 678
11 13H Brad Hannum 678
12 17 Derek Holmwood 677
13 96t JR Thomas 676
14 38 Alex Gauthier 673
15 F1 Brandon Benson 673
16 40 Madison Hess 672
17 00 Brayden Planko 671
18 21 Phil Schemenauer 671
19 87 Liam Ryan 668
20 37s Jake Benson 668
21 56k Kelly Mauck 666
22 11C Chad Sinner 663
23 33s Lance Sargent 660
24 12a Spud Allen 658
25 7 Stan Yockey 656
26 29x Austin Stone 646
27 88 Koen Shaw 645
28 19 Shaun Holtorf 642
29 9 Reece Goetz 641
30 8 Dean Alexander 640
31 6k Kyle Oman 635
32 29J Dougie James 634
33 1 Austin Sheridan 634
34 C17 Cory  Samuelson 631
35 90 Greg Hamilton 631
36 29 Brandon Turner 625
37 21B Dylan Black 610
38 1w Eric Turner 608
39 37 Matt Peterson 606
40 4v Mike Volbrecht 603
41 00x Ryan Fischer 603
42 21p Robbie Price 597
43 17s Steven Hendrickson 596
44 78 Joe Constance 596
45 41 Tyler Thompson 595
46 5R Sean Ramey 591
47 5d Annie DeRemer 589
48 45 Jerrod Saddler 588
49 7c Cody Broullett 586
50 17x Kevin Wilkinson 582
51 10L Jason Bloodgood 580
52 11 Larry Jenne 384
53 10W Jesse Whitney 348
54 18E Jon Engler 248

1200 Points as of July 21st

Pos No. Name Total Points
1 87 Liam Ryan 715
2 10 Brock Lemley 713
3 15 Aaron Fell 711
4 7 Jared Gundersen 701
5 11m Dwayne Mackey 701
6 13 Steven Hendrickson 696
7 9 Clennon Holloway 693
8 29 Eric Turner 692
9 15w Tom Waggoner 687
10 09 Tyson Cross 683
11 6 Jason Bloodgood 681
12 22 Eric Drake 681
13 10s Forest Metcalfe 677
14 17 Derek  Holmwood 675
15 98K Makenzi Thomas 675
16 19 Randy Price 673
17 11 Brad Davison 668
18 16z Zack Keefe 666
19 21 Ryan Cully 664

 

Hannum Tops 54 Car 600 Field on Night One of Clay Cup Nationals at Deming Speedway: Ryan Wins First Career 1200 Main

7/21/11

Two youngsters picked up main event wins on Preliminary night #1 of the 2011 Clay Cup Nationals at Deming Speedway. Brad Hannum bested the 54 car field in the 600 division and Liam Ryan took his first career 1200 win with a late race pass.

In the 600 class, Brad Hannum and Phil Schemenauer waged an epic war for thirty laps in the A Main. With Schemenauer bird dogging him around the track in the low groove, Hannum had his right rear tire virtually scraping the clay off the fence for the first 24 laps of the 30 lap A Main. Following a red flag for Derek Torkelson, the Hannum crew made a strategic call on their setup, altering their car to roll the bottom during the open red. The move paid off for Brad, as on the restart, he pinned Schemenauer behind him and blocked his groove en route to picking up his first Deming Speedway win in the Pace Chassis #13h. Michael Faccinto raced from deep in the field to pickup second place in the last few laps. Schemenauer was the lone Washingtonian on the podium as the Stanwood native took third. Torkelson was the fast time qualifier on the night. Heat race wins went to Nate Vaughn, Jacob Brown, JR Thomas, Faccinto, Derek Holmwood and Lance Sargent. Brandon Turner won the C feature and Heath Duinkerken won the B.

Liam Ryan put on quite the show in the 1200 class, completing his run from 17th to the front on lap 28 with a low pass on Eric Turner entering turn three. The Langley, BC native and his crew nailed the setup and Liam drove away from Turner to pick up his first win in the 1200 division on the Thursday preliminary night of the 28th annual Clay Cup Nationals. Turner would hang on to second and Duane Mackey picked up third. Aaron Fell set quick time on the night and heat race wins went to Clennon Holloway, Steven Hendrickson and Tyson Cross.

Michael Faccinto was the top point scorer on night one in the 600 class, followed by Dustin O’Brien, Brock Lemley, Heath Duinkerken and Hayden Schmidt. In the 1200s, Liam Ryan scored the best on night one followed by Brock Lemley, Aaron Fell, Duane Mackey and Jared Gunderson.

Night two of the 28th annual Clay Cup Nationals kicks off on Friday night at Deming Speedway, with the gates opening at 5pm, Time Trials at 6p and Racing at 7p. If you can’t make it to the track, listen to the live call of the races 100% free of charge online at www.demingspeedway.com.

 

 

Lemley Wins 3rd Straight 600 Main at Deming Speedway

7/8/11

The Brock Lemley – Brian Andrews connection is absolutely on fire at Deming Speedway, as Brock piloted Brian’s car to a clean sweep and his third straight win in the Speedmart Hoosier 600 division. Other feature winners included Tom Waggoner, Jacob Brown and Jake Helsel.

After sweeping through the main event action the previous weekend, Lemley picked right back up where he left off in the Hoosier Speedmart 600s, setting quick time, winning his heat race and leading all 25 laps of the main event despite heavy traffic over the back third of the race. Dustin O’Brien ran second and Phil Schemenauer was third. Cory Samuelson won the b feature. Other heat wins went to O’Brien, Schemenauer and Hayden Schmidt.

Tom Waggoner had things on cruise control in the 1200 division up until the very last laps. Waggoner led every lap until a late race restart gave Lemley a chance to possibly pull off another double winning night. On the lap 23 restart, Lemley pulled up dead even with Tom on the inside of turn two, but Waggoner found a little extra go juice up on the top side to clear Brock and set sail for the victory. Lemley finished second and Liam Ryan was third. Lemley set quick time. Heat wins went to Aaron Fell, Tyson Cross and Eric Turner.

Jacob Brown is now a three time winner at Deming Speedway in the 600 restricted division. Brown passed Hannah Lindquist on lap two and then held off all comers for the win in a caution filled main event that was shortened by one lap due to time. Derrick Moss was second and Brayden Planko recovered from an early race caution to take third. Moss was quick time. Heat wins went to Kelsey Carpenter, Spencer Constance and Brown.

Jake Helsel won his first career Deming Speedway feature by leading every lap of the Kasey Kahne Junior Sprint main event. Isaac Abenroth closed the gap late to finish second and Ashleigh Johnson, whose three race win streak came to an end, took a trophy for third. Ashleigh also set quick time. Heat wins went to Robie Price and Helsel.

 

Lemley Does the Double at Deming Speedway

7/1/11

Brock Lemley visited victory lane twice this past Friday night at Deming Speedway on Pepsi Night. Lemley ended up bringing home trophies in both the 1200 and Speedmart Hoosier 600 division. Jacob Brown won for the second time in the 600 restricted class. Ashleigh Johnson won for the second week in a row in the Kasey Kahne Junior Sprints.

Driving the Brian Andrews #10 in the Speedmart Hoosier 600 class, Lemley’s win in the 600 division came via a huge slingshot move around then race leader Kelly Mauck in turns one and two on lap 14. Lemley would then streak away from the field for the victory, followed by JR Thomas and Mauck. Dustin O’Brien was quick time. Brandon Turner won the B feature. Heat wins went to Spud Allen, Alex Gauthier, Hayden Schmidt and Lance Sargent.

In the 1200 class, it was Aaron Fell’s race to lose until a lapped car spun in front of him on lap 20, collecting Aaron with him. This handed the lead to Brock who held on to collect the first of his two wins on the night. He was followed to the final flag by Jared Gunderson and Brad Davison. Brock set quick time. Liam Ryan and Brandon Benson won the heats.

Jacob Brown found himself at the right place at the right time in the 600 restricted division, as he was handed the lead following Derrick Moss’ dust up with a lapped car. Brown led from lap 14 to the checkered on lap 25, followed by Austin Sheridan and Ashley Thompson, who came from 14th to take third. Sheridan set quick time and heat wins went to Hannah Lindquist, Moss, and Brandee Wood.

Ashleigh Johnson continued the #0 car tear in the northwest, winning the Kasey Kahne Junior Sprint main for the second straight week. Ashleigh got by JJ Thomas on lap nine to take the win, followed to the line by Thomas and Jake Helsel. Eli Schmidt was the quick qualifier. Johnson and Thomas won the heats.

 

Fell and Ryan Return to Victory Lane at Deming Speedway

6/24/11

Les Schwab Night at Deming Speedway fond two drivers who had visited victory lane many times over the course of 2010 return to winner’s circle for the first in 2011. Liam Ryan and Aaron Fell both won for the first time on the year in the 600 and 1200 division respectively. Austin Sheridan took his first career win in the 600 restricted class and Ashleigh Johnson won for the first time on the year in the Kasey Kahne Junior Sprints.

Aaron Fell pulled off the ever elusive clean sweep in the 1200 class. After rolling an eight for the invert, Aaron methodically worked his way forward until he was right on the rear nerf of race leader Brad Davison. On a lap 18 restart, Fell found traction on the inside of turn one, blasting by Davison coming through turn two to assume the lead and take his first win of the season. Aaron also set quick time and won his heat race. Davison hung on for second and Brock Lemley was third. Other heat winners were Davison and Austen Wheatley.

Liam Ryan practically made his home in victory lane last year. The reigning 600 restricted class champion chose to concentrate his efforts on the 600 and 1200 divisions. On this particular Friday night, Ryan made his return to victory lane by winning his first career main in the Speedmart Hoosier 600 class. Liam took the lead on lap nine from Brandon Turner, as he found traction on the bottom of the track that shot him past Turner going through turn two. Chase Schmidt ran second and Turner was third. Heat wins went to Ryan, Brock Lemley, Larry Jenne and Spud Allen. Dustin O’Brien set quick time. Alex Gauthier won the B main.

Austin Sheridan ran an almost picture perfect race as he wired the field for his career win in the 600 restricted class. Sheridan led all 25 laps of the feature with little challenge. Derrick Moss was second and Rachel Westmoreland came home third. Sheridan was your quick time on the night. Moss and Westmoreland won the heat races.

It’s been a good week to drive number zero cars in the Pacific Northwest. Following in the path blazed by her hero, Jonathan Allard, Ashleigh Johnson took the #0 Kasey Kahne Junior Sprint to victory lane on Friday night in a wire to wire 15 lap victory. Eli Schmidt was second and Robie Price was third. Heat wins went to Price and Isaac Abenroth. Schmidt set quick time.

Mauck Returns to Victory Lane at Deming Speedway

6/10/11

Northwest Propane Night at Deming Speedway saw Kelly Mauck return to victory lane after a two year absence. Other main event winners included Steven Hendrickson, Spencer Constance and Lynden Lebedinski.

Kelly Mauck found redemption on Friday night in the Speedmart Hoosier 600 division. After visiting victory lane once early in his career, Mauck has been striving to hold the big trophy and big check at the end of the night. That night came this week, as Kelly claimed the lead on lap three then endured a stop-start-stop-start spin fest in the middle of the main to claim his second career victory. Shaun Holtorf was second and Brandon Turner took third. Turner, JR Thomas, Spud Allen and Dougie James took heat race wins. Brock Lemley set quick time.

Steven Hendrickson dominated the 1200 main event as he visited victory lane for the first time in 2011. Hendrickson planted his right rear tired firmly against the cushion and rode around second place finisher Eric Turner to take the lead on lap two and lead the rest with little challenge. Jason Bloodgood finished third. Derek Holmwood, Eric Turner and Clennon Holloway won the heats. Aaron Fell was quick time.

Spencer Constance found victory lane in the 600 Restricted division, but he had to work hard to secure the win. Coming to the white flag, Derrick Moss had made his way up from his eighth place starting position and maneuvered his way to the inside of Spencer coming off of turn four. The two cars made contact down the front straight away, with both drivers doing their best not to spin ad stop on the track. Constance managed to straighten his car while Moss came to a stop. On the restart, Spencer held off Hannah Lindquist and Alden Ostrom to take his first win in the class. Rachel Westmoreland, Kyle Mitchell and Travis Carpenter won the heat races and Derrick Moss was the fast qualifier.

Lynden Lebedinski won his second feature in a row in the Kasey Kahne Junior Sprint division. Lynden acquired the lead on lap two after early race leader Isaac Abenroth flipped wildly into turn one. From there, Lynden held off a strong challenge from JJ Thomas to take the win, his second straight. Darius Walker rounded out the podium in third. Isaac Abenroth and Ashleigh Johnson were heat race winners. Eli Schmidt set quick time.

 

Bloodgood Wins 3rd 1200 Feature

Conoco Phillips Night at Deming Speedway saw Mother Nature finally acquiesce to racing conditions, as temperatures during the day led to a fast wide and smooth racetrack that left the drivers and fans excited. Jason Bloodgood highlighted the night with a wire to wire win in the 1200s, his third of the year. Other divisions were won by first time winners in their respective classes, with Brandon Turner, Kyle Mitchell and Lynden Lebedinski taking victories.

Jason Bloodgood led all 25 laps of the 1200 division main event to take his third win of the year. Jason beat brother-in-law Brock Lemley into turn one and never looked back, with only lapped traffic closing the distance between him and Brock. Derek Holmwood ended up third. Tom Waggoner, Frosty Metcalfe and Duane Mackey were heat winners. Brock Lemley set fast time.

Brandon Turner led all 25 laps of the Speedmart Hoosier 600 main event. Turner led off the initial start and planted his right rear on the cushion immediately, daring anyone to drive underneath him if they could. Brock Lemley challenged low over the middle portion of the race, but could never find the drive off of four to pull ahead. In the end it was Turner visiting victory lane for the first time in the 600 division, followed by Lemley and JR Thomas. Dustin O’Brien was quick time and won his heat. Other heat winners were Hayden Schmidt, Chase Schmidt and Lemley.

Kyle Mitchell found the slick surface to his liking in the 600 Restricted main event. Mitchell passed Nate Vaughn on lap 3 to take the lead, then streaked away from the field to win his first 600 Restricted win at Deming Speedway. Rachel Westmoreland was second and Jacob Brown third. Heats wins went to Brown, Vaughn and Westmoreland. Hannah Lindquist was quick time.

Lynden Lebedinski almost led every lap of the Kasey Kahne Junior Sprint main event en route to his first visit to victory lane at Deming Speedway. Lebedinski battled his way around Tyson Lemley for the lead on lap two then held of JJ Thomas and Isaac Abenroth for the victory. Heat races were won by Eli Schmidt and Jesse Schlotfeldt. Isaac Abenroth was quick time.

Abenroth and Handlos Beat Mother Nature at Deming Speedway

5/27/11

Two of the four scheduled features were completed on Les Schwab night at Deming Speedway before Mother Nature roared to life, bringing a torrential downpour that would end the evening’s festivities prematurely.

Zach Handlos made his Deming Speedway debut a memorable one as he won the rain shortened A Feature. Handlos led all 17 laps of the main under pressure from Kyle Mitchell. Mitchell had a shot at Handlos late, but made contact late, spinning his car to a stop. The yellow flag was enough to cause a stoppage of the race, as the surface was lost at that point.

Isaac Abenroth led all 15 laps of the Kasey Kahne Junior Sprint main event to take home his 4th main event win of the year. Eli Schmidt was second and Lynden Lebedinski was third.

 

Schemenauer Leads Wire to Wire

Little Caesars and Coors Light night at Deming Speedway ended with Phil Schemenauer leading all 25 laps of the Speedmart Hoosier 600 main event. Other feature winners included Brock Lemley, Derrick Moss and Eli Schmidt.

It was a herky jerky start to the Speedmart Hoosier 600 A Feature, but when the cars finally made successive laps, it was Stanwood’s Phil Schemenauer taking the top honors after leading all 25 circuits. Phil was not without challenge however, as both Brandon Turner and JR Thomas pushed him throughout the race, with Thomas eventually finishing second and Larry Jenne taking third. Chase Schmidt was fast time on the night. Heat wins went to Schmidt, Jenne, Kelly Mauck and Derek Torkelson. Liam Ryan won the B Feature. Derek Homwood was the hard charger of the night.

Brock Lemley was in victory lane for the third straight week at Deming Speedway, but this time, he did it in the 1200 division. After chasing Brad Davison for the first 20 laps of the main, Brock saw a lane off the inside of turn 4 coming at the close of the 20th lap. Davison made a move for the same spot and contact ensued, ending with Davison crashing into the inside retaining wall, ending his night. Brock would lead the final 5 laps to pick up his first win in his 1200. “That’s not how I want to win races, I apologize to Brad”, said the gracious victor in post race interviews. The victory completed a clean sweep for Brock, who set quick time and won his heat race. Frosty Metcalfe passed Tom Waggoner in the final corner to take second. Tyson Cross and Liam Ryan won the other heat races. Ryan Cully was the hard charger.

Derrick Moss has been the man to beat in the 600 Restricted class, as he won his third feature of the year and picked up a hard charger award in the process. Starting in eighth, Moss worked his way forward through the field and passed Nate Vaughn on lap 17 to take the lead and eventual feature win. Brayden Planko followed up his win from last week with a second place showing. Vaughn finished third. Moss set quick time. Vaughn, Jacob Brown and Kayla Urqhart won the heats.

Eli Schmidt won for the second time this season in the Kasey Kahne Junior Sprints, leading all 15 laps of the feature. Ashleigh Johnson rebounded from a crash last week to finish second. Isaac Abenroth was quick time and finished third. On the whole, the night was dominated by the three podium drivers, with Schmidt and Johnson winning the heat races as well. 

The Brock Lemley Show Wows Deming Crown

5/13/11

75 Mini Sprints invaded Deming Speedway’s 1/6 mile clay oval on EMD Construction / DK Diesel night and when all was said and done, multiple time track champion Brock Lemley left the large crowd speechless with stunning runs in both the 600 and 1200 divisions.

The Brock Lemley show finished the night off with a win in the Speedmart PMP 600 division. Starting from the pole, Brock went wheel to wheel with Liam Ryan until firmly taking the lead and streaking away on lap two. From there, Lemley sliced and diced his way through lapped cars like the SlapChop slices and dices onions on his way to the win. Dustin O’Brien took second and Ryan ended up third. Heat wins went to Hayden Schmidt, Robie Price, Larry Jenne and Cody Broulett. Brandon Turner was fast time. Derek Holmwood won the B Feature.

Jason Bloodgood has made the most of every opportunity he’s been shown in the 2011 campaign, winning his second wire to wire feature of the year in the 1200 division. Jason led all 25 laps with little challenge. Brock Lemley raced from eighth to finish second, along with setting quick time. Brad Davison finished a season best third. Heat race wins went to Bloodgood, Steven Hendrickson and Clennon Holloway.

Brayden Planko worked his tail off for his first feature win at Deming Speedway in the 600 Restricted class. Planko chased race leader Alden Ostrom around the super slick 1/6 mile clay oval, waiting for an opportunity to take the point. That opportunity came on lap 17, with Ostrom opening up the inside groove going into turn three. Planko seized the moment, diving hard inside Ostrom, forcing him into the slicker portion of the track and taking the lead for good as they came to the flag stand. Derrick Moss was second and Austin Sheridan third. Heat wins went to Ostrom, Jacob Brown and Rachel Westmoreland. Hannah Lindquist set quick time. Spencer Constance won the B main.

Isaac Abenroth won his third feature of the year out of four races in the Kasey Kahne Junior Sprints. After looking every which way for a path around early race leader Ashleigh Johnson, Isaac used a strong move around the outside of turn two to take the lead on lap four and the eventual win. Eli Schmidt was second and Johnson took third. Abenroth won a heat race, as did Lynden Lebedinski. Schmidt was quick time.

 

 

Gunderson Wires Field for First 1200 Win
4/29/11 
Deming, WA – Jared Gunderson won his first career 1200 feature on a night that ended in sprinkles at Deming Speedway. The racing gods smiled long enough to get the entire program in on Les Schwab night at the races. Other winners included Brock Lemley, Derrick Moss and Eli Schmidt.


“This was the best racecar I’ve ever driven” said a jubilant Jared Gunderson in victory lane after his first career feature win in the 1200 class. Gunderson led all 25 laps of the main event, enjoying a full straightaway lead for the majority of the contest. Aaron Fell took second and Eric Turner third. Heat race wins went to Brock Lemley and Jason Bloodgood. Fell set quick time.

Brock Lemley piloted an unfamiliar mount to victory lane, as he substituted in the Brian Andrews #10 in the Speedmart Hoosier 600 class. After winning his heat, Lemley led all 25 laps of the main event for his first win of 2011 and the second overall for the 10 car. The race was marred by a vicious late race wreck which saw the top wing of JR Thomas go flying over the turn one fence after contact with Dustin O’Brien. Both drivers walked away from the crash, but not after relinquishing the second and third place positions. Hayden Schmidt ended up taking second and Dougie James ran third. Other heat wins went to Phil Schemenauer, Greg Hamilton and Kelly Mauck. O’Brien was quick time.

 

Derrick Moss is now a two time winner on the year after racing his way to a hard fought win in the 600 Restricted class. Starting eighth, Moss scooted through the field and to second place, and then took the lead from Jacob Brown while mired in lapped traffic on lap 14. Moss ran aupway for the rest of the distance to take the win, his second in a row in the class. Brown ended up second and Austin Sheridan was third. Heat wins went to Nate Vaughn, Kyle Mitchell and Shaun Holtorf. Ashley Thompson won the B feature and Moss was quick time.
 
Eli Schmidt ended the early season dominance of Isaac Abenroth in the Kasey Kashne Junior Sprints. Eli led every lap of the 15 lap feature to score his first Deming Speedway victory, holding off Isaac over the last three laps to score the win. Schmidt was followed to the line by Abenroth in second and Sawyer Sorgenfrei who picked up his third straight third place finish. Ashleigh Johnson set quick time. Lynden Lebedinski and Schmidt won heats.

The gates open at five pm next Friday for Little Caesars night at the track, featuring all four classes in action. For ticket information or driving directions, visit http://www.demingspeedway.com

Kasey Kahne Junior Sprints

Fast Time – Ashleigh Johnson 13.188

Heat 1 – Lynden Lebedinski, Johnson, JJ Thomas, Sawyer Sorgenfrie, Jesse Schlotfeldt, Dale Booth Jr

Heat 2 – Eli Schmidt, Isaac Abenroth, Darius Walker, Sara Haling, Tyson Lemley, Ashton Dial

Main – Eli Schmidt, Abenroth, Sorgenfrei, Thomas, Johnson, Lebedinski, Walker, Schlotfeldt, Booth Jr, Haling, Lemley, Dial


Lap Leaders – Schmidt 1-15

600 Restricted

Fast Time – Derrick Moss 10.983

Heat 1 – Nate Vaughn, Jacob Brown, Hannah Lindquist, Moss, Kayla Urqhart, Carl Graham, Ian Humphries

Heat 2 – Kyle Mitchell, Robie Price, Austin Sheridan, Rachel Westmoreland, Wyatt Gardner, Dylan Resch

Heat 3 – Shaun Holtorf, Tristin Thomas, Nikki Ramey, Alden Ostrom, Ashley Thompson, Spencer Constance

B Main – Ashley Thompson, Graham, Gardner, Resch, Constance, Urqhart, Humphries

A Main – Derrick Moss, Brown, Sheridan, Westmoreland, Ramey, Lindquist, Price, Thompson, Thomas, Holtorf, Vaughn, Ostrom, Graham, Mitchell, Resch, Gardner

Lap Leaders – Mitchell 1 Brown 2-13 Moss 14-25

1200

Fast Time – Aaron Fell 10.096

Heat 1 – Brock Lemley, Frosty Metcalfe, Fell, Jared Gunderson, Ryan Cully, Randy Price, Brandon Benson, Keefe

Heat 2 – Jason Bloodgood, Brad Davison, Eric Turner, Clennon Holloway, Tyson Cross, Liam Ryan, Ed Luke

Main – Jared Gunderson, Fell, Turner, Davison, Lemley, Cross, Metcalfe, Bloodgood, Benson, Holloway, Cully, Ryan, Luke, Keefe, Price

Lap Leaders – Gunderson 1-25

 

Speedmart Hoosier 600 Open

Fast Time – Dustin O’Brien 10.188

Heat 1 – Phil Schemenauer, O’Brien, Hayden Schmidt, Cory Samuelson, Derek Holmwood, Liam Ryan

Heat 2 – Brock Lemley, Jerrod Saddler, JR Thomas, Alex Gauthier, Dale Schmidt

Heat 3 – Greg Hamilton, Brandon Turner, Spud Allen, Derek Torkelson, Tayler Dougherty

Heat 4 – Kelly Mauck, Madison Hess, Dougie James, Shaun Holtorf, Robie Price

A Main – Brock Lemley, H Schmidt, James, Mauck, Schemenauer, Hess, Holmwood, Price, Gauthier, Turner, Holtorf, D Schmidt, Torkelson, Samuelson, Allen, Ryan, Thomas, O’Brien, Hamilton, Saddler, Dougherty

Lap Leaders – Lemley 1-25

Veterans Again Top Action at Deming Speedway

Veterans of their respective divisions again topped racing action at Deming Speedway on A-1 Welding / Yeagers Sporting Goods night at Deming Speedway. Defending Clay Cup champion Reece Goetz took the 600 win, Jason Bloodgood led all 25 laps of the 1200 main, Derrick Moss found his way back to victory lane in the 600 restricted main after a long absence and Isaac Abenroth won for the second straight week in the Junior Sprints.

In the Speedmart Hoosier 600 Open class, Reece Goetz interrupted what appeared to be a Dustin O’Brien domination in the main event, as Goetz worked his way through the field into second place early in the feature, then found room on the inside of turn three on the 12th lap to take the lead. After navigating some hairy lapped traffic late, Goetz held on to collect the win, his first of the season. O’Brien was second and JR Thomas third. Heat wins went to Brandon Turner, Spud Allen, Cory Samuelson and Hayden Schmidt. O’Brien set quick time. Kelly Mauck won the B Feature.

An early season win was exactly what Jason Bloodgood needed to erase the memories of an ugly 2010. Jason parlayed his front row starting spot to a wire to wire 25 lap victory, only undertaking serious challenge during the late laps when traffic came into play. Eric Drake piloted Forest Metcalfe’s ride into second place with Steven Hendrickson taking third. Aaron Fell was quick time. Heat wins went to Drake, Brad Davison and Bloodgood.

After a year layoff, Derrick Moss found his way to Deming Speedway’s victory lane again as he passed Hannah Lindquist to take the lead and the eventual win on lap 18 in the 600 Restricted class. For Moss, it was his first W since 2009. Lindquist finished a career best second with Alden Ostrom taking a career best third. Austin Sheridan was quick time. Heat wins went to Lindquist, Brayden Planko, Seth Cooper and Ostrom. Nikki Ramey won the B Feature.

Two weeks equaled two wins for Isaac Abenroth. After starting sixth, Abenroth stormed his way to the front and found his way inside race leader JJ Thomas on lap seven to take the lead and the win, his second in a row in the Kasey Kahne Junior Sprints. Thomas took second and Sawyer Sorgenfrei was third. Abenroth set quick time and won his heat as well, giving him a clean sweep of the night. Eli Schmidt won the second heat race.

Deming, Acme, Kendall and Maple Falls residents will receive 50% off admission next week at Deming Speedway for Les Schwab night. Gates open at five with racing at seven. For ticket information or driving directions, visit www.demingspeedway.com

 

Veterans Dominate Deming

Speedway Season Opener

4/8/2011

Deming, WA – Four division veterans came away with main event wins on the opening night of 2011 at Deming Speedway sponsored by Diehl Ford. Kyle Johnson, Eric Turner, Jacob Brown and Isaac Abenroth were victorious on a cold but clear night in the Pacific NW.

Kyle Johnson pulled off the elusive clean sweep in the Speedmart / Hoosier Tire 600 division. After setting quick time and winning his heat, Johnson rapidly raced his way forward from his fourth place starting position in the feature, working up to second place following a caution on lap six. On the ensuing restart, Johnson dove low underneath race leader JR Thomas in turn two to take the point, then held off a late race charge by O’Brien to finish off the clean sweep. O’Brien made up a ton of ground to claim second and Thomas was third. Heat race wins went to Johnson, Derek Holmwood, Larry Jenne and Phil Schemenauer. Hayden Schmidt won the B Main.

Eric Turner found pay dirt on night one in the 1200 division, using lapped traffic to his advantage in making a mid race pass for the win. After trailing Brad Davison the first thirteen laps, Turner found a hole in traffic on the high side of the track in turn three and burst through it to take the lead. Eric ran virtually unchallenged over the final eleven laps to take the win. Aaron Fell finished second and Brock Lemley took third after an early incident sent him to the pack of the pack. Turner set quick time. Erik Drake, Kyle Statema and Steven Hendrickson won the heats.

One of them racin’ deals marred the finish of a physical yet entertaining 600 Restricted main event.  With numerous cautions and red flags in the early going, the race was shortened to 14 laps, with Nate Vaughn leading the way on a lap 12, green-white-checkered restart. After coming to the white flag, Vaughn, who had lost his nosewing in an earlier incident, pushed up the track coming into turn three. Second place runner Jacob Brown saw his opportunity, diving hard to the inside of Vaughn as the two cars were wheel to wheel through the middle of the turn. As Vaughn went to hammer the gas, his fuel pump shorted out on him. Brown, expecting Vaughn to power through the high side of the track, let his car drift up a bit. Vaughn, without the power to run the high side, tried coming downward to shorten the corner and protect his lead. Physics dictates that only one car would be able to occupy the one spot on the track both were going for, and the resulting collision gave Brown the lead and the win and left Vaughn limping to the finish line for 11th. Brown, classy in victory lane, apologized for the incident and both drivers agreed post race that “it was just one of them deals”. Hannah Lindquist was credited with a second place finish and Robie Price took third. Vaughn was quick time. Brown won his heat race, as did Austin Sheridan and Derrick Moss.

Isaac Abenroth debuted a brand new motor in his Kasey Kahne Junior Sprint and the power was evident as he not only set quick time but won the A Feature as well by a large margin. Eli Schmidt took a career best second, with Sawyer Sorgenfrie taking third. Schmidt and Ashleigh Johnson won the heats.

All four classes are in action next Friday night at Deming Speedway, with Yeager’s Sporting Goods sponsoring race action. Gates open at 5p with opening ceremonies slated for 7p. Ticket information and driving directions are available online at www.demingspeedway.com

 

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