2 In a Row for Ryan
Ryan Sweeps 600 Action at Deming Speedway
Schmidt Wins Again at Deming Speedway
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.
Season Championship Weekend Kicks Off at Deming Speedway
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
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.
Ryan Tops Action at Unseasonably Warm Deming Speedway
13 Wins for Schlotfeldt at Deming Speedway
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
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
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
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.
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Allen, Drake and Fireworks Steal the Show at Deming Speedway
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
Two in a Row for Torkelson at Deming Speedway
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
Tomas and Holmwood Win First 2011
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Fans Enjoy Great Racing, Raise Big $$$ For Autism Speaks at Deming Speedway
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
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
FINAL 1200 POINTS
Planko and Cross Win Clay Cup Prelim
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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.
600 Points as of July 21st
1200 Points as of July 21st
Hannum Tops 54 Car 600 Field on Night One of Clay Cup Nationals at Deming Speedway: Ryan Wins First Career 1200 Main
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
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
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
Mauck Returns to Victory Lane at Deming Speedway
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
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
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
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
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