He was okay and unanimously voted to receive the J F Construction "Hard Luck Award". Justin Owen was able to get by his buddy Fischesser for the runner-up spot with Cooley already up to 4th and Gardner holding onto 5th. We are very proud to make yet another tour debut at Atomic Speedway. It kind of worked out to my advantage when he pulled out in front of us. Three laps later, the race's second caution flew for a minor incident involving Andy Feil, Buddy Lowther and Jay Dunaway with only Lowther unable to continue. An odd fact about this track is that it claimed it's first driver fatality the year BEFORE it opened.
For the first time in the eight seasons of BOSS competition, the touring series traveled south of the Ohio River and into the Bluegrass state. Darland would fire like out of a canon from the beginning and go straight out on point to show the way. Fourth starting Logan Jarret closed up on Perigo and the pair ran side by side battling for most of the race. He was driving the Lou Gagliardi, Dom's Gulf #77 and now holds a solid lead in the 2017 standings. Also, the highest finishing driver on each brand of tire (all 4 corners) will be awarded a free tire from the respective manufacturer.
The bullring at Richmond Raceway in Richmond, Kentucky played host to a scheduled doubleheader. Matt Westfall would follow Darland right up and drop in second with Rader dropping back to third from his Pole starting position. Perigo working the bottom to perfection while Jarrett was braving the high side. Twenty-one traditional sprint cars were represented among the more than 120 total race cars present. The following is a complete list of our 2017 contributors: Title Sponsor - Rick's Trucks & Equipment ; Kenton, OH Heat Race #1 - DRC Chassis ; Indianapolis, IN Heat Race #2 - Lias Tire / American Racer ; Indiana, PA Heat Race #3 - Hoosier Racing Tire ; Lakeville, IN Heat Race #4 - TCB Speed ; Pendleton, IN Hard Charger Award - The Bridge Restaurant ; Sidney, OH Hard Luck Award - J. Construction ; Bucyrus, OH Lucky Pill Draw Award - Apple Metal Polishing ; Eldorodo, OH Perseverance Award - All Pro Cylinder Heads ; Johnstown, OH Steel Block Award - Cowen Truck Line ; Perrysville, OH Sweet Move Award - Mc Millin Apiaries ; Wampum, PA Other sponsors include The Blue Room restaurant in Kirby, Ohio who will provide the ever popular "free drink" cooler.
As the laps wound down, the lead duo caught the back markers. As with ALL BOSS events, any car competing in the evening who fails to start the main event will get 0 tow money. The track started out with moisture but halfway through it slicked off. A drive-in theater was built on the site in the 50's and it remained until the late 1990's.
Both young men were hungry for their first career tour wins and once past the white flag, all their cards were thrown on the table. 41-Cole Ketcham Mother nature has scored wins in 2 of the first 3 events now for the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series. As we have done for 7 years, payout for the A-Main will be by Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series checks. I was good in the middle of one and two and at the top of three and four, the race track just went away, and then the car went away at the end. Today, one would be hard pressed to even prove to the locals that a high speed half mile once occupied the site.
Cooley was able to blast by into the lead in turn one and two and appeared headed for certain victory with less than a half lap to go. This weekend, the tour will make history with a doubleheader weekend at Richmond Raceway in Kentucky. The debut of the newest wing sprint car racing promises to bring what MAY be the most exciting format in the business. Then we got into that heavy traffic there at the end, whatever that kids name is there at the end he did a hell of a job, I was sailing around there till I lost the track, finished Darland. Powell Speedway was located on what was once the Delaware County Fairgrounds through 1937. Chuck Murphy returned from the war and along with his father, they cleaned up the property and built the banked 1/2 mile Powell Speedway which actually ran the opposite direction of the old fairground half mile. In the 50's, a 1/4 mile oval was added in the infield and both tracks spent time as paved and dirt ovals.
As he cautiously worked traffic into turn 3, Dues found the magic to throw it into 3 a little harder. This will mark the first time the series has visited the Bluegrass state and will be the first ever traditional wingless sprint car events in the track's storied 52 year history. Cars will draw into hot lap / heat race groups and will group qualify. 9G-Cody GardenerAfter losing the scheduled season opener two weeks ago to mother nature, the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series is ready to get 2018 underway this Saturday, May 5th at Fremont Speedway. We were not very good the first couple laps, but when we got that yellow I could adjust the right rear shock a little and it got better, said Simon. The half mile horse track hosted auto races from 1939 until 1941 and the U. The 1965 season was the end of racing at Powell but amazingly, the track remained for the next 35 years with some of the remaining fairground buildings still being used.The hot and muggy Saturday show began with 22 sprint cars signed in for battle. Dustin Smith, Rader, and Kyle Simon would all get knotted up in a struggle for the top five as Westfall and Darland made way. At the drop of starter Bob Smith's green flag, Swanson rocketed to a quick early lead. Along the way, BOSS teams will compete for a record amount in purses with two ,000 to win races at Fremont Speedway's "Hensel Memorial" and Mansfield Motorsports Park's "Great Lakes Nationals".A brief rain shower moved through around 4 pm forcing a later than anticipated start, but provided one of the best race tracks possible. Simon would move into third with Rader fourth as laps clicked off. Third starting Justin Owen and 5th starting Dustin Smith were in hot pursuit early with Cody Gardner and Steve Little completing the early top 5. A solid 37 Sprint cars filled the Lima, Ohio tracks pit area as night one of a doubleheader weekend for the BOSS Sprint machines. There is also two ,000 to win events at Waynesfield Raceway Park's "Jack Hewitt Classic" and Atomic Speedway's "Open Wheel Championship".As cars were pushed to restart the event, a push truck climbed the left rear tire of Dues, the race leader. We will be enforcing a 1400 pound minimum weight rule with the driver after the race. Wings must be flat tops with a maximum 2" wickerbill. I felt like I hit a really good groove coming off turn two every lap. In 1939, a quarter mile midget track was built inside the half mile.Dues was allowed to roll to the pit area where a series official was present to make sure that the only work done was replacing the broken left rear shock. Hoosier Tires are the official tire and the right rear only must be the national H series tires. The left rear and front tires are open to any Hoosier brand race tire. As long as I could keep the car rotated with the nose down on the track I could really get on the throttle coming off the corner carrying it into three and then all the momentum through turn four. Frank Funk, who was most famous for owning and/or promoting Winchester, Dayton, Jungle Park and many others, also promoted Cincinnati - Hamilton for a while.The first 2 heat races featured last lap passes for the wins. These events will pay the standard BOSS purse for both programs. The only cars eligible for the inversion MUST have transferred out of their heats. Last year's 4th and 5th place points drivers, Chad Little and Steve Little, are also returning to chase the 2018 crown. Sprint cars ran there weekly for most of the '95 season but car counts were not steady enough to keep them on board. The track opened for its first 2 events of the season, then shut down. Cline) leased the track and planned to open in mid June as the "New R & R Speedway" but no race results were ever published.