At Route 44 Speedway, twenty-seven non wing sprint cars signed in for battle on the tricky 1/4 mile oval. At the drop of starter Tim Montgomery's green flag, 22 drivers rocketed into the Union County night with images of victory lane on their mind. The always stout Waynesfield Raceway Park weekly drivers are poised to defend their home turf from the invading outlaws in the 7th annual Dick Spencer Memorial. Another returning star with a long BOSS resume and a new look in 2017 is the "Tall Cool One" Chad Wilson of Toledo, Ohio. A trio of Pennsylvania drivers will represent the Keystone state.Heat race wins went to Chris Phillips, Cole Ketcham, Ty Tilton and Matt Westfall. Middaugh, who is the only driver to enter every BOSS race in history, set out to lead lap number one. As always when BOSS and WRP join together, a very large field of cars is expected. Bob "The Honey Bear" Mc Millin will be in the Mc Millin Apiaries #5 out of Wampum.However, working lapped traffic on lap 19, Fischesser wound up making hard contact with the turn 3 wall, eliminating him from the event. After starting 6th, it took him a few laps to get going, but he was the fastest car on the track in the closing laps. Butera held second for a lap before Cooley passed him on lap 3. The local drivers usually seem to have a good handle on the tricky Fremont Speedway making them tough to beat! As always, the BOSS tour has no weight rule and an open tire rule. The Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series would not be possible without the help of the many fine sponsors listed below. Their contributions are what helps keep all these wheels turning each and every Saturday night! The foundation works closely with autism and autism awareness.Matt Westfall then inherited the lead and led the remaining laps, but not without some excitement. But Cottle worked traffic masterfully and managed, more than once, to use the Route 44 turn 4 wall like a cushion to propel down the track. Seventh starting Carmen Perigo passed Butera for third on lap 5, and passed Cooley for second on lap 7. Some other area sanctions and tracks are off for the weekend and several surprise entrants are also expected including a few cars from north of the U. Title Sponsor: Rick's Trucks & Eqipment ; Kenton, Ohio Heat race pay is provided by the following sponsors: Heat #1: DRC Chassis of Indianapolis, IN Heat #2: Lias Tire / American Racer Heat #3: Hoosier Race Tires Heat #4: TCB Speed Equipment Bonus Awards Provided by the following sponsors: Hard Charger Award - The Bridge Restaurant ; Sidney, Ohio Hard Luck Award - J F Construction ; Bucyrus, Ohio Steel Block Award - Cowen Truck Lines ; Perrysville, Ohio Perseverance Award - All Pro Cylinder Heads ; Johnstown, Ohio Lucky Pill Draw Award - Apple Metal Polishing ; Eldorodo, Ohio Sweet Move of the race - Mc Millin Apiaries ; Wampum, Pennsylvania Special thanks to additional sponsors who help provide the top 15 points teams tow money which include: The Blue Room Restaurant ; Kirby, Ohio Cooley Cabinets ; Greenville, Ohio Griff's Racing Engines ; Sandusky, Ohio FAST Signs ; Dayton, Ohio Southeast Harley Davidson ; Cleveland, Ohio Superior Bearing & Supply ; Bradenton, Florida CHILLICOTHE, OHThe Ricks Truck and Equipment Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series kicked off the season Saturday night April 22. Van Hise, from Covington, Ohio, had his season cut short last year by engine woes.He, along with a few other cars, ran so high in turns 3 and 4, multiple cars climbed the wall with the right side tires, but managed to motor on. On Saturday, thirty-four cars signed in for competition. At the stripe, Cottle held off Fischesser's charge with Cole Ketcham running a great race to come home 3rd. The large lead of Owen was wiped out by a Riley Van Hise spin on lap 9. Despite a damp and chilly night, 24 traditional sprint cars packed the pit area at Atomic Speedway. He returns this year with a new Triple X chassis sporting some new colors.At the strip, the top 10 were Westfall, Garrett Abrams, Chris Phillips, Scotty Weir, Brandon Whited, Carmen Perigo, Ty Tilton, Joe Liguori, Travis Welpott and J. The four heat races were claimed by Landon Simon, Luke Hall, Mike Miller and Drew Rader. Point leader Justin Owen finished 4th with Matt Westfall completing the top 5. Back to green, Miller passed Perigo for second and closed on Owen. Justin Owen of Harrison, Ohio picked up his second career tour victory in a 25 lap feature event that was slowed by 3 cautions. 31-Buddy Lowther (4) HOOSIER RACING TIRE/TCB SPEED HEAT 3 1. Finally, new to the tour for this year are #21 Carmen Perigo from Stoystown, Pennsylvania, #19 Matt Cooley from Greenville, Ohio, #54 Matt Westfall from Ludlow Falls, Ohio, #87 Paul Dues from Minster, Ohio and #44L Buddy Lowther from Cincinnati, Ohio.Take a look below at the many unique and personalized opportunities your dating life will improve from!Matt Westfall from Ludlow Falls, Ohio claimed both nights of the BOSS border battle driving the Ray Marshall Motorsports 33M. Following heat race action, the top 2 from each heat race redrew for starting spots in the main event. Michael Fischesser of Cincinnati, Ohio is back, but some new looks with a new #44 in honor of the late Greg Staab.
The final lap was a titanic throwdown in which Westfall managed to steal the win with a last corner pass, taking the Marshall 33M to its second win in as many nights, among a mixed crowd reaction of cheers and jeers. Saturday night's race at Lawrenceburg will be in honor of one of the first ever BOSS drivers who was also a regular competitor at Lawrenceburg. When action resumed, Ruth got out to the early lead running the bottom to middle grove with Flick putting pressure on him almost immediately, coming forward in relentless fashion from his sixth starting spot. The Birdsboro, PA native made a classic slide job in turn one following a restart to take the lead away from Justin Owen, who fought back valiantly but was never able to make a pass back for the win. Kobylarz thought that his prior Midget experience on the tricky oval did not help all that much. Kobylarz was pleased that he was able to get this win in this, his first full season in a traditional Sprint Car. Kobylars had a slim three car length lead wiped away by a caution on lap fifteen, for a synchronized spin by Dustin Stroup and Cody Gardner in turn four. Two events have already been completed with Justin Owen winning the opener at Atomic Speedway in April and Dustin Smith fresh off a win just days ago at Fremont Speedway. In total, four races have been contested to date on the fast, high banked 3/8 mile dirt track with 2 of those 4 being some of the most exciting finishes in the track's 65 year history.
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Heat race #2 saw Kory Crabtree take a wild ride in the Lou Gagliardi / Dom's Gulf 77 machine. The first of 2 caution flag's flew with only one lap complete for a spinning car. Dustin Smith of Russiaville, Indiana currently sits atop the BOSS standings with Justin Owen, Michael Fischesser, Chad Wilson and Steve Little rounding out the top 5. Also from Wampum will be "Machine Gun" Joe Butera who will be back in car #3.
A wild backstretch flip saw Crabtree climb out okay, but done for the evening. Matt Cooley, from the pole, grabbed the early lead. On the restart, the "People's Champ" Dave Darland flirted with disaster on the high side to sweep past Middaugh and lead lap #2. Luke Hall currently holds a slim lead over Dallas Hewitt in the Waynesfield standings and they will be tough to beat on their home track! In addition to the BOSS traditional sprint cars, mini sprints, modifieds, compacts and trucks will all be in action. Both Wampum drivers will be starting their 4th BOSS tours and fellow PA driver Andy Feil, known as the "New Castle Night Crawler" from New Castle, PA will be in his sophomore season.