Seymour, August 10-It doesn’t seem possible, but there are 4 nights of racing left in the 2014 season after tonight.
We welcome Van’s Hi Way Auto as the title sponsor and a full program with the INEX Legends, along with our regular 5 division program on the 1/3 mile banked oval.
The track has seen great improvements over the past 4 races. After a season of searching for the best products and procedures, track crews have found the correct combination heading into the stretch run.
The INEX Legends will be bringing a full field to compete in a full point program. A scheduling conflict prevented the group from running earlier in the season.
Along with the five weekly divisions, this will be a very full night of racing action.
The weather also looks like it will co-operate with NO rain in the forecast.
Pit gates open at 3 PM.
Late sign in is 4:30.
Racing starts at 5:30 PM SHARP!!
Grandstand opens at 4 PM
The running order tonight is:
IMCA Sport Mo ds
Turbo Blue Street Stocks
Budweiser IMCA Modifieds
Coors Light IMCA Stock Cars
Racing starts at 5:30 PM… SHARP!!!
There is plenty of racing yet to come with the return of the OUTLAW IRA SPRINTS to the Seymour Speedway next Sunday, August 17. It is the first time since 2008 for the 410 speed machines to invade the Speedway. They will be part of a full regular program with a slight twist next week.
The five regular divisions will be using an IMCA mid season championship format. The top 10 in current point standings will be in the front of the feature field, with the balance of the cars on hand running a qualifying race/races to fill the lineup. The point leader will start on the pole.
The August 24th program will be the 1st Choice Auto Sales/ Kelsey Coatings Kids Club Coin Toss.
Labor Day weekend, Sunday August 31, will be the final leg of the 2014 Holiday Classic series. It will also be the final point night for all weekly divisions at the Seymour Speedway. There will be a Corn Roast in the pit area following the races.
The final race of the season will be a on Saturday night, September 6. With all of the other local tracks off before the start of the Specials season, N.E.W. DIRT decided to pick up the night for one last program. It will be a regular night just run on Saturday. Sunday is a scheduled rain date. Racing will still start at 5:30 PM.
With the season winding down, if you have been a regular weekly driver or fan, THANKS for your continued support. If you haven’t been here for a while, please give us a try. The racing has been great all season.
And as the national motel chain says WLTLOFY.
TDIAO (The Door Is Always Open) for you every Sunday night at the Seymour Speedway.
Seymour August 8- The updated point standings from the last race August 3 will not be on Speednet this week because of a computer connection problem.
Brian will be working on it so the points will all be updated after the race this Sunday night.
The point sheets at the track this week WILL be correct and all of the line ups will include last weeks results.
We apologize for the inconvenience.
Seymour, August 3- Racing resumed at the Seymour Speedway following a week off for the Outagamie County Fair, and the Budweiser sponsored program produced three first time winners and a pair of repeat feature winners Sunday night.
Despite threatening weather and rain throughout the surrounding areas, a full program was completed with a much improved 1/3 mile race track offering lenty of close racing.
The Coors Light IMCA Stock Cars put their feature on the track first with Travis Springstroh taking the lead on lap 2 from Larry Parshen. Current point leader, Rod Snellenberger moved from mid pack quickly to the front and powered into the lead on lap 5. Kyle Frederick moved into the runner up spot 2 laps later and challenged the leader for 5 laps before Snellenberger was able to start to pull away. Travis Van Straten and Jeremy Wiitala moved up to challenge for the runner up spot over the final half of the race which allowed Snellenberger the opportunity to pull away and pick up his 2nd feature win of the season and also his career #197. Frederick claimed the second place finish with Van Straten, Wiitala and Springstroh amking up the top 5 with Chas Van Ooyen rounding out the top six.
Bill Edler set the pace for the IMCA Sport Mod main for most of the first half of the race which included 2 restarts on laps 4 and 5. He continued to set the pace with Beau Handschke moving into second after the final restart. Handschke closed in and ran side by side with the leader for 2 laps before moving into the top spot on lap 9. Edler, Jessi Ness, Lucas Lamberies and Jeremy Cota bunched up behind running for second. Handschke was able to open a lead by the time Cota worked into the runner up spot on lap 13, and set out to close the gap. With 3 laps left, Cota found the back of Handschkes mount and then pulled alongside as the white flag appeared. Cota was able to get the bite he needed low out of turn 2 on the final lap and came across the finish line a car length ahead to record his second feature win of the season. Handschke was second with Lamberies, Ness, Rod Solem and Edler rounding out the top six.
The Turbo Blue Street Stocks continued the fast tight racing with Paul Ambrosius and Tony Everard hooking up in a side by side race for the lead for the first half of the race. Cautions on laps 10 and 11 kept the field bunched with Alan Schlueter moving behind the leader. Jon Ashcraft and Ambrosius were running in third and fourth and made contact in turn three on alp 11. Lexii Ashcraft and Patty Winkler moved into the fray for the lead after the restart and moved into the lead and second place on lap 13. Ryan Blank and point leader, Jeff Jungwirth moved in to the top five before a final pair of cautions appeared on lap 16 and 17, setting up a wild three lap dash to the finish.
Lexii Ashcraft held the lead after the final restart using the inside line and Schlueter was challenging on the outside. Things got interesting as Blank decided the middle line between Schlueter and Ashcraft might be the path to victory lane on the final lap out of turn 2. Out of turn four to the finish, Ashcraft was still inside with Blank in the middle and Schlueter running the high line. Ashcraft and Blank came together out of the turn and in the scrum, Schlueter was able to power by on the outside to take the victory at the line. The win was his first ever N.E.W. DIRT feature win. Ashcraft was inches ahead to take second with Blank third. Patty Winkler took fourth with Jungwirth taking 5th, despite being almost a full lap behind after a first lap restart sent him in the pit for a flat tire. Jeff Dorschner rounded out the top six.
Tyler Wilson grabbed the lead at the start of the Budweiser IMCA Modifieds feature and led the way for the first 9 laps. Mike Mullen, Wilson, Eric Mahlik and T.J. Smith battled under a cover for several laps before Mullen finally broke lose a started to close on the leader.
Entering turn 3 on lap 10, Mullen sped into the lead using the inside line and then could not hold the car down, sliding up across Wilson. Mullen was able to collect the cars and was the leader on lap 10. Once in front, Mullen pulled away from the pack to record his first feature win at Seymour since May 30, 2010. Mahlik took the runner up finish with Wilson holding on for the third place finish. Chad Bartel, Mike Wedelstadt and Smith rounded out the top six.
Trevor Spaulding ld the opening lap of the 4 Cylinder main before Harley Diedrick powered by on the inside and set out to hide from the pack. A lone caution slowed the pace on lap 5 and point leader, Cody Hungerford was right behind Diedrick for the restart. Looking more like a veteran than a rookie, Diedrick held his line and was able to fend off all challengers to collect his first career feature victory. Brad Prahl was able to take the runner up finish with Hungerford taking third. Taylor Becher, Eddie Lemay and Brandon Kaye rounded out the top six.
Joel Schmidt bested the field to collect the Spectator Eliminator trophy.
Next week, August 10, the Legends cars make a appearance at the Seymour Speedway. Don’t miss the return of the IRA Outlaw Sprints to the 1/3 mile banked oval on Sunday August 17.
BUDWEISER IMCA DMODIFIEDS
20 Lap Feature l. Mike Mullen 2. Eric Mahlik 3. Tyler Wilson 4. Chad Bartel 5. Mike Wedelstadt 6. T.J. Smith
8 Lap Heats First l. Mullen 2, Wedelstadt
Second l. Jay Matthias 2. Jamie Schmidt
COORS LIGHT IMCA STOCK CARS
20 Lap Feature l. Rod Snellenberger 2. Kyle Frederick 3. Travis Van Straten 4. Jeremy Wiitala 5. Travis Springstroh 6. Chas Van Ooyen
8 Lap Heats First l. Josh Mrozkowski 2. Van Straten
Second l. Frederick 2. Joe Schwister
TURBO BLUE STREET STOCKS
20 Lap Feature l. Alan Schlueter 2. Lexii Ashcraft 3. Ryan Blank 4. Patty Winkler 5. Jeff Jungwirth 6. Jeff Dorschner
8 Lap Heats First l. Jonny Ashcraft 2. Jungwirth
Second l. Paul Ambrosius 2. George Tabalske
IMCA SPORT MODS
20 Lap Feature l. Jeremy Cota 2. Beau Handschke 3. Lucas Lamberies 4. Jessi Ness 5. Rod Solem 6. William Edler
8 Lap Heats First l. Handschke 2. Edler
Second l. Lamberies 2. Jordan Tuyls
15 Lap Feature l Harley Diedrick 2. Brad Prahl 3. Cody Hungerford 4. Taylor Becher 5. Eddie Lemay 6. Brandon Kaye
8 Lap Heats First l. Prahl 2. Diedrick
Second l. Cody Hungerford 2. Dean DeKeyser
SPECTATOR ELIMINATOR Joel Schmidt
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