Strunk Storms to Thunder Valley MMSA Win

Midwest Mini Sprint Association finally got their season started this past Saturday night at Thunder Valley Raceway in Salem Indiana.

MMSA was 0-7 with mother nature going into this past weekend. Some 14 entries made their way to the little dirt track in Salem.

Mason City, Illinois driver Andy Baugh, drove his Johnnie’s Garage backed sprinter to the front and would take the first of two preliminaries. Coming across the line behind Baugh was Cody Trammell, and Ethan Rutherford to round out top 3.

Heat two saw Brad Strunk hailing from Mason Ohio, taking his Parsons Construction, Priority Title, NRL Mortgage, Penn Station, Hud Racing Engines, Simpson, Hoosier Tires, and Xcaliber Graphics ride and lead all 8 laps from his front row starting position. Following Strunk to the checkers were Barr and Haas to complete the prelims for the evening.

Completion of the heat race sets up the A-main starting grid with both heat winners starting from the third row due to the results passing points. Ohio would represent the front row with Anthony Haas and Ryan Barr, with Trammell and Rutherford row two and the fore mentioned Baugh and Strunk row three.

Barr would get the jump on the field to lead the first 3 laps. Baugh and Strunk would run Barr down and put on a great show for the top spots with the looming Trammell.

They would swap spots several times, the caution would fly when Barr would loop it in turn one and collecting a couple of cars. The race would restart but a red flag would halt the racing in a flash, with Kinzer Medler would get tied up on the start and putting his car on its side. Restart three would see the top three swapping the top 3 spots each lap.

Lap 19 of 20 Baugh taking the white flag and a nose ahead of Strunk. Baugh would catch the inside tractor tire on the track in turn one and ending his night upside down. Strunk would get a great restart and lead the final lap of the season opener for MMSA. Strunk picks up the first MMSA checkers of the year followed by Trammell, Coffey, Haas, Chambers, Rutherford, Deputy, Baugh, Beard, and Medler filling out the top 10.

MMSA is back in action Memorial Day weekend with a double header, Wayne County Raceway in Illinois on Saturday May 25th and Tri-State Speedway on Sunday May 26th.

Wait is Over: USAC Sprints Saturday at 34 Raceway!

One-hundred-twelve days.  That’s the wait we’ve all had to endure since the last time the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Cars turned a wheel in competition when the series unloads this Saturday night, June 6, for Sonny’s Market Night at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, the grand opening of a doubleheader weekend with a trip to Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 the following night, Sunday, June 7.

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McCarl Outduels Reutzel in Park Jefferson Finale

Unarguably one of the the most exciting main event outcomes in Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 and Bumper-to-Bumper IRA Series history, Altoona, Iowa’s Austin McCarl accomplished the near-impossible on Saturday night at Park Jefferson International Speedway in Jefferson, South Dakota, and held off two-time and defending All Star champion, Aaron Reutzel, for a first-ever Series victory and a $6,900 top prize. Originally slated to award $6,600, Kevin Rudeen of Rudeen Racing bumped the winner’s share an extra $300 to award $6,900.

Reutzel Opens All Star Points Season With Win

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Although it has been over three months since the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 last hosted competition, two-time and defending Series champion, Aaron Reutzel, left zero doubt to those in attendance at Park Jefferson International Speedway in Jefferson, South Dakota, that the extended gap in the All Star schedule affected his focus and ability, ultimately ending his evening $6,600 richer, as well as the Series point leader. Including action that did not accumulate championship points in early February, the victory was Reutzel’s third of the 2020 season against the All Stars and the 28th of his career.

Jameson Rejoins Rattliff for Eldora Stream

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Eldora Schedules Dirt Late Model Stream Invitational June 4-6

Live dirt track racing returns to the legendary Eldora Speedway next weekend with the Dirt Late Model Stream Invitational – the first live racing event at Eldora since the lockdown resulting from the coronavirus. Set for exclusive live broadcast on FloRacing, the leading destination for grassroots racing, the highly-anticipated race is scheduled for Thursday, June 4 through Saturday, June 6 and will feature the nomadic stars of DIRTcar, the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, and Eldora’s local and regional stars. For the first time in Eldora’s history, the race will take place without fans present, adhering to guidelines set forth by local and state officials in Ohio. This special event will replace the 26th running of the Dirt Late Model Dream, one of the legendary half-mile dirt oval’s marquee events which has been rescheduled and will now take place in 2021.