Monthly Archives: July 2017

Westborough’s Kaz Grala finishes 4th and Austin Theriault of Ft. Kent,Maine placed 8th in the ARCA Racing Series ModSpace 150 at Pocono


Westborough's Kaz Grala, 15-years old, is one of the youngest driver to race in NASCAR's Pro Series East driver development Series signed with Ben Kennedy Racing based in Daytona Beach, Fl. Credit: NASCAR Home Track photo)

Westborough’s Kaz Grala,, a teenager,  is one of the youngest driver to race in ARCA .Credit: NASCAR Home Track photo)

ARCA Racing Series Review: Pocono Raceway
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (July 31, 2017) – The ARCA Racing Series (ARS) Presented by Menards made its second trip to Pocono Raceway, the Tricky Triangle, for the ModSpace 150 on Friday, July 28. NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) Daytona race winner Kaz Grala and two-time SPEED Energy Stadium Super Truck Champion Sheldon Creed piloted entries for Mooresville, N.C. based MDM Motorsports.
Creed made the trip to Pocono Raceway for the ModSpace 150 after scoring a fifth-place finish at Lucas Oil Raceway located in Brownsburg, Ind., just one week prior. The Alpine, Calif., driver was joined by Kaz Grala. Grala was making only his second career ARS start. He finished 10th in the season opening ARS event at Daytona International Speedway, which was also the site of Grala’s NCWTS victory in February.
Grala scored the General Tire Pole Award, while Creed clocked in fifth in his Chevrolet. Unfortunately, Creed would have to start in the rear due to an engine change. The event was delayed nearly two hours due to weather, but when the green flag waved, the action heated up quickly. Creed appeared to be on a mission as he piloted the No. 12 United Rentals/A.M. Ortega Davey Allison Throwback Toyota through the field. Meanwhile, Grala, in his second career ARS start took the lead early. As the race wore on, it became clear that strategy would play a major factor in the ending of the event. The second half on the race went green and strategy did not work in either driver’s favor. Grala finished fourth, while Creed finish sixth.
Kaz Grala, driver of the No. 41… Grala made his second career ARS start with MDM Motorsports on Friday with sponsorship from The No. 41 Chevrolet was fast all weekend. Grala was able to score the General Tire Pole Award, which was his first career ARS pole. He raced inside the top-five for a majority of the event, but pit strategy did not play out in his favor. He finished fourth.
Grala on Pocono: “The goal for the ARCA race was to get laps at Pocono, a track I had never seen before Friday. We unloaded pretty good and only made gains from there, dialing the No. 41 Charge Cords Chevy in quickly. We were top of the charts in qualifying, putting us on the pole to start the race. We lead the first half of the race, with clean air, which is critical. Unfortunately, on the final restart, I didn’t time my start correctly and got jumped, ultimately costing us a shot at the win. Restarts have always been my weakness, but the valuable lesson I learned on Friday allowed me to hit all my restarts perfectly in the Truck race on Saturday, so the ARCA race proved to be helpful for me. It’s frustrating that I wasn’t able to capture the win for MDM Motorsports, but I’m hopeful I’ll have another opportunity to try in the future!”
Sheldon Creed, driver of the United Rentals/A.M. Ortega No. 12… Creed has been one of the hottest young drivers in ARS and NASCAR K&N Pro Series competition in recent weeks. He qualified fifth on Friday afternoon but had to start at the rear due to an engine change in his No. 12 United Rentals/A.M. Ortega entry. He wasted no time working his way to the front, and despite his strategy not working out, he was able to score another solid top-10 run with a sixth-place finish.
Creed on Pocono: “Another really good weekend for MDM Motorsports. We’ve been so good as a team this year that when we’re not the best car, it’s a weird feeling. It isn’t realistic to think we’re always going to have the best car. I do think we may have been good enough to still challenge for the win had the strategy worked out more in our favor. I’m really looking forward to the races I have left with MDM Motorsports this season, because I think we can win one of them for sure.”
Source: MDM Motorsports/ARCA Racing Series

Chambers bests Cugini at the Line in NEMA’s Speedway 51 Return

Jim Chabers (center) Randy Cabral (left) Dan Cugni (right)
Jim Chambers of Atkinson, NH (center)  held off a hard charging Dan Cugni (right) of Marshfield at Speed 51 in Groveton, NH.  Randy Cabral of Kingston (right) was third.
NEMA Lite division made a return visit to Speedway 51 this past Saturday evening, with a strong car count and beautiful weather on tap.  Jim Chambers of Atkinson, NH made an impressive run to the front from deep in the field to beat a hard charging Danny Cugini of Marshfield to the line when all was said and done.  Continue reading

Oxford Plains Speedway score is second straight PASS North Super Late Model victory for Travis Benjamin


Travis Benjamin was able to score his second Oxford 250 at the Oxford Plains Speedway in ME. ( Credit: Oxford Plains photo)

Travis Benjamin was able to score his second  straight PASS North Tour win at the Oxford Plains Speedway in ME. ( Credit: Oxford Plains photo)

Oxford, Maine – Travis Benjamin nailed down his second consecutive Pro All Stars Series North Super Late Model victory Sunday night at Oxford Plains Speedway.

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Gray says 3 is just as sweet and Chapin is feeling fabulous with win number 2!

It was another busy Saturday night at the Monadnock Speedway in Winchester, NH.

It was another busy Saturday night at the Monadnock Speedway in Winchester, NH.

By Ryan Lawliss

Winchester, NH: The “ACT” Type Late Models took to the High Banks of Monadnock Speedway for their 3rd special event of the season and would be joined by the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series weekly divisions along with the Young Guns. Victory Lane would see some familiar faces and new ones alike. Race fans would see a race decided on the track only to have the victory disqualified in technical inspection, but more on that later. Your winners on the night would be Skillings (Young Guns), Guy (Mini Stocks), Curtis (Super Stocks), Renaud (Lightning Stocks), Gray (“ACT” Type Late Models), and Chapin (Sportsman Modifieds). Continue reading

Fremont, NH’s Mike Ordway Jr. follows his father’s 2004 win with victory at the 40th running of the ISMA HY-MILER 100 at Sandusky Speedway

Courtesy of ISMA
Chelmsford’s Jon McKennedy takes a sixth place. Ben Sietz of Bourne finishes way back in 27th

By Carol D Haynes, ISMA PR; photos by Jim Feeney

ISMA Sandusky Hy Miler 17 9831


Sandusky, OH (July 29, 2017) – In 2004 Mike Ordway Sr. put the Clyde Booth 61 into victory lane at Sandusky’s 27th Hy-Miler 100. On Saturday night, thirteen years later, his son Mike Ordway Jr. brought the Booth 61 into victory lane, leading the event wire-to-wire.

Last season Mike Jr. had gotten the call to drive the potent Booth-built ride, something he had always dreamed of doing from a young age. He jumped at the chance. Mike picked up a win in his initial year for Clyde and Susan Booth in 2016. Saturday he topped that with the winning of the prestigious Hy-Miler Nationals, becoming only the second father and son combination to etch their names into the record books along with Dave Shullick Sr. and Dave Shullick Jr. Mike Sr, and the rest of the close-knit racing Ordway family were all on hand to enjoy the victory lane ceremonies of the second generation winner.

The quiet spoken Ordway Jr. was the fastest time trialer in qualifying, taking off from his pole position spot in the feature, never to look back or be seriously challenged. Mike spoke of his race weekend with pride:

ISMA Sandusky Hy Miler 17 9800

“I knew we were going to go back in the direction that Clyde normally goes here. We were a little bit off yesterday. We struggled the first two practices today and didn’t really hit on it until the time trial and heat race. We just did what we could in the feature taking advantage of the starting position. Nobody showed me a wheel in the first fifty and I knew I had saved enough any time after half way that if someone showed me a wheel, I could just get up and go. I have to thank Clyde and Susan. They’ve had a bunch of winners for the Hy-Miler and to be one of them is pretty neat. You know to win it when Dad’s won it, is pretty cool. Wire to wire was pretty good too! I tell them I don’t like starting up front because you don’t know where anyone else is. But tonight we just did what we could and it worked out. This is just awesome.”

Starting fifth in the field was Mike Lichty, who worked his way up to second, but could not quite reach Ordway by the time he got there. Mike has had more than one second place in the Hy-Miler and had looked to pick up one more coveted spot.

“Well, second again at this race…. that’s fun. From where we have been all year, other than Oswego, we’re definitely getting better. We had him a couple times, we were just too tight in the center to do anything. I thought lap traffic would have helped. Once he got to lap traffic I thought I’d have an opportunity to pass him, but I struggled going by lap traffic more than he did. I just have to thank everybody Reed’s Salvage, PATCO Transportation, everybody on the crew.”

Lichty also voiced concerns about the quality of the winged supermodified racing as compared to past years, much the same as a fellow driver had after Friday night’s Fast Forty event.

“Originally in the off season all the ISMA board of directors were supposed to vote on a tire. And that never went through. They just came out with this tire and the first couple races, the cars and the people who wanted the tire, won. Now that everybody’s on the tire, the same cars are on the podium and their cars are back where they belong – top five or a little less. My opinion is there is no passing. And, we need to come up with a tire to bring back more passing and to show the potential of these race cars to the fans. That’s one reason why we run them. They are so cool a race car. Not too long ago, a guy could start in the back and come up to potentially win a race. And, now there is just a lack of passing. I think the fans and promoters deserve it and for a way to grow the series, I think that needs to happen.”

Third place finisher and defending race champion, Dave Shullick Jr., had had a similar opinion after the previous night’s race, but felt his third place Hy-Miler finish was in line with his car’s capability.

“It was a good run. We left everything we had out there. We know. We fought it all week. We battled. We didn’t have the best car yesterday and probably not the best out there tonight either. We took what we had and had a shot at the end. Lap cars were pretty respectful at the end. I was pretty loose off four. We were running our own race at the end really. That’s all you could ask for. We’re happy with it. We weren’t as good at the two guys in front of us. I had one shot at it there once but got really tight and couldn’t really stay there. It’s in one piece and live to race another day.”



Thirty winged supermodifieds were in the pits on Saturday with one new arrival in Johnny Benson Jr. who was fitted into a Lichty machine. Lost before action started was Justin Belfiore, leaving 29 cars to take time trials and enter the heat races. No less than 17 of the trialers were under the 15-second mark on what was a perfect race day weather-wise. Ordway Jr., as stated took the honors with a 14.519. Heat wins went to Mike McVetta, Dan Bowes and Ben Seitz with the field now set for the 100-lapper.

Lined up in the front row were Ordway and Mark Sammut with Ordway taking the point on the initial green, one he never would relinquish. Before one lap was complete Jim Paller’s 64 was stopped in turn two with Ben Seitz and Dave Danzer seizing the opportunity to pit and return.

Ordway pulled away from Mike McVetta, Trent Stephens, Mike Lichty, Mark Sammut, Dave Shullick Jr and Michael Barnes on the restart but things slowed again on lap 6 when Johnny Benson’s Lichty 4 slid off the track in turn 3. He went pitside returning later in the race. Guard Nearbin, off the pace, pitted here ending his night.

Back underway, Ordway headed up McVetta, Lichty, Trent Stephens, Shullick and a host of hotshoes behind. Denny Fisher was added to the growing list of those heading to the pits when he left the action on lap 8.

Yellow flew on lap 13 when the 1 of Kyle Edwards stopped in turn four and was pushed to the pits.

By lap 20, Ordway had some distance between his 61 while McVetta and Lichty were battling for second. Trent Stephens, Shullick and Mark Sammut were the next trio fighting for position with Timmy Jedrzejek holding off Jon McKennedy, Otto Sitterly, Michael Barnes and Sammut.

A couple lap cars were already in the mix when the two leaders approached. McVetta was catching the 61 as the two moved high and low around the slower cars but a lap 26 yellow slowed the progress once more when Friday night winner Moe Lilje stopped the 74, was pushed pitside and he too was out for the night.

Ordway held command as the lap 30 mark was nearing with Alison Cumens and Joey Payne, both having problems, added to the attrition.

On lap 31, Otto Sitterly’s 96 had a front axle break, sending Otto off the third turn. With a minimal amount of caution laps available for running the Hy-Miler, and facing a lengthy extrication of the 96, refueling was allowed during the stop.

Heading back into action, it was Ordway, McVetta, Lichty, Trent Stephens, Sammut, Shullick, McKennedy, Jedrzejek, Barnes and Bowes, the top ten. Shullick moved past Sammut just after the restart.

The order pretty much stayed the same in the march to lap 40 with Shullick the man on the move. He was fourth passing Trent Stephens for the spot on lap 35. On lap 40 Stephens, who had a top five on Friday, was out of the race.

Ordway showed the way once more on the green with the top ten still pretty much in tact until Johnny Benson, who had re-entered the race, was stopped in turn 4. He was pushed in. Rich Reid also exited the race here with Tim Snyder in and out of the pits for the second time.

At the halfway mark, Ordway left little doubt he had the car to win as McVetta and Lichty still fought for second with Shullick, Sammut, Barnes, McKennedy and Jedrzejek biding their time in the long feature.

Unfortunately, McVetta’s night ended on lap 58 when the 22 had rear end gears go, leaving some fluids on the track. He and Ordway had been in contention last year when both met with misfortune. This time only McVetta felt the bad luck as he was hooked off the track.

This delay was the last as what mounted to a forty lap sprint faced those remaining. Ordway now had Lichty, looking for his first Hy-Miler win, right behind. Shullick, Sammut and Barnes had closed up the gap with McKennedy, Jedrzejek, Jeff Abold and Dan Bowes a couple car lengths off the bow.

Realizing it was go time from behind, Ordway turned up the wick as did Shullick, Sammut and Barnes.
With 30 to go, Ordway encountered a lap car and was able to get by easily as were Lichty and Shullick, Sammut and Barnes.

At the lap 80 mark, the top five began to string out, leaving McKennedy, Jedrzejek, Abold and Bowes in line aways behind.

Things got a little frenetic when the dash for the victory mounted on lap 90.

Ordway had just passed a lap car which slowed Lichty and Shullick as they got by. Barnes was knocking on Sammut’s door helped along by the getting by of that same lap car.

With 5 to go, Ordway came up on Dave McKnight, who had been penalized for jumping a restart, and was able to get by but Lichty, Shullick, Sammut and Barnes found it a little more difficult to get around the veteran who was racing in his 25th Hy-Miler and a former winner.

Ordway was not to be challenged for the popular win in those last three laps while Lichty had clear sailing in second, leaving the 70, one lap down, between Shullick, Sammut and Barnes. Barnes grabbed fourth with two to go, leaving Sammut in fifth and giving the sub driver of the Miller 11 a third and fourth place finish for the weekend.

“I just want to thank Vic Miller for giving an opportunity to drive for him. It was just an awesome weekend. I want to thank Leo and Scotty for all their hard work, Big Dan, and my father for coming and helping out. And Vic’s sponsors, Shea Concrete, Jimmy D’s Motors, Granite State Salvage and Perley’s Marina. It was great to fill in for Chris Perley this weekend. He’s a guy I love racing with and always cheered for. We had a pretty good car all weekend. We didn’t really have to change much. I think it was more the driver. The car was better than the driver. I just haven’t raced with a wing in five years. I think we were as good as anybody else at the end of the race for sure. But, I don’t race with these guys enough. I took it too easy at the beginning. Then it was probably too late. I had too many guys that I should have gotten behind me. I had some growing pains trying to get used to the car, to get a feel for it. I really can’t be happier for Vic Miller and the team.”

Mark Sammut, who started second, was okay with a fifth place finish. “We were tight at the start. We were a little short at the end but the car ran pretty good considering how bad we’ve struggled this year. We weren’t quite quick enough to keep up at the start. After about fifteen, twenty laps, we got rolling. The car ran good through the middle of the race, but in the last ten laps we were just hanging out as we’d worn out the tires. That cost us a spot at the end. Not much you can do. It was a decent run.”




July 29, 2017

Fast Time: Mike Ordway Jr. – 14.519

Heat 1: Mike McVetta, Jon McKennedy, Otto Sitterly, Mike Lichty, Johnny Benson Jr., Kyle Edwards, Jim Paller, Talon Stephens, Dave McKnight, Guard Nearbin

Heat 2: Dan Bowes, Dave Shullick Jr, Michael Barnes, Trent Stephens, Jeff Abold, Michael Muldoon, Rich Reed, Joey Payne, Tim Snyder

Heat 3: Ben Seitz, Timmy Jedrzejek, Mike Ordway Jr., Mark Sammut, Alison Cumens, Dave Danzer, Moe Lilje, AJ Lesiecki, Denny Fisher

1. Mike Ordway Jr. (61), 2. Mike Lichty (84), 3. Dave Shullick Jr. (95), 4. Michael Barnes (11), 5. Mark Sammut (78), 6. Jon McKennedy (21), 7. Timmy Jedrzejek (97), 8. Dan Bowes (25), 9. Jeff Abold (05), 10. Talon Stephens (30), 11. Michael Muldoon (15), 12. Dave McKnight (70), 13. Tim Snyder (0), 14. AJ Lesiecki (77), 15. Mike McVetta (22), 16. Johnny Benson Jr. (4), 17. Trent Stephens (19), 18. Rich Reed (55), 19. Otto Sitterly (96), 20. Joey Payne (14), 21. Alison Cumens (39), 22. Moe Lilje (74), 23. Dave Danzer (52), 24. Jim Paller (64), 25. Kyle Edwards (1), 26. Denny Fisher (81), 27. Ben Seitz (37), 28. Guard Nearbin (47).

ISMA Fast Time Award, sponsored by KDP Townhouses ($50) – Mike Ordway Jr.

ISMA Hard Charger #1, sponsored by 4th Turn Crazies ($250) – Dave McKnight

ISMA Hard Charger #2, sponsored by Anonymous Donor ($100) – Tim Snyder

Schaeffer’s Specialized Lubricants 5th Place Award (Case of Oil) – Mark Sammut

Coyote Construction Last Car Running ($100) – Tim Snyder


Source: ISMA PR

Tremont back-to-back at Devil’s Bowl Dirt Track

Kenny Tremont, Jr.

Kenny Tremont, Jr. has to really like the the Devil’s Bowl  Dirt Track after posted back-to-back wins at that West Haven, Vermont dirt track oval. (Credit: Devil’s Bowl photo.)

Murray makes it three straight in Super Stocks


Kenny Tremont Jr. keeps stacking up victories at Devil’s Bowl Speedway.  The veteran stock car driver put on a clinic at the 3/10-mile Dirt Track at Devil’s Bowl on Sunday, July 30, winning his second-straight NASCAR Whelen All-American Series race on Brown’s Quarried Slate/Brown’s Orchard & Farm Stand Night.  Other winners during the event included Chris Murray, Chris Conroy, Aaron Mulready, and Bill Putnam. Continue reading

Mr Rooter Pro Truck Series and Waterford Speedbowl Trucks to merge

The New England Truck Series will run on the first road course at TMSP in early September. (Credit: Wayne Barber Race Chatter photo. )

The New England Truck Series will merge with the Truck Division at the New London-Waterford Speedbowl (Credit: Wayne Barber Race Chatter photo. )

Duel points will be awarded


Competition Director of the Mr. Rooter Pro Trucks Series Marshall Hurley and the NLWS General Manager George Whitney confirmed Friday that the two will be merging for the remainder of the season. The two will run dual points and championships. “Anything under 20-Trucks for an event is unacceptable,” Hurley stated. Continue reading

Jared Mees bags another dominant win at the Harley-Davidson Calistoga Half-Mile presented by Cycle Gear

Tanner Dean turns heads with his first National win in the competitive AFT Singles class
Please credit American Flat Track/Andrea Wilson where appropriate.

The three-week summer break between American Flat Track rounds did nothing to cool off the red hot Jared Mees as the 2017 AFT Twins presented by Vance & Hines title fight picked back up at the Harley-Davidson Calistoga Half-Mile presented by Cycle Gear.Seemingly out of sorts during qualifying and even into his Heat race, Mees proved to be an unstoppable juggernaut around Calistoga Speedway aboard his No. 9 Indian Motorcycle Rogers Racing Scout FTR750 by the time the Main Event arrived.The title leader was consistently four- to five-tenths superior each lap compared to his nearest pursuer. As a result, he worked up 3.254 seconds worth of padding by lap 9 of a scheduled 25 when the race was temporarily halted due to a red flag.

Rather than be discouraged after seeing that huge lead erased in an instant, Mees simply went back to work. He proceeded to rip open an even larger 3.476-second margin during the first nine laps that followed the restart, and the title leader’s drama-free march at the front saw him as much as 4.548 seconds out in front as the race neared its conclusion.

Mees ultimately cruised to a 3.571-second margin of victory, sailing by the checkered flag in a one-handed wheelie.

The three-time Grand National Champion now boasts an 18-point championship advantage and has clearly turned the tide of momentum in his favor with four wins in his last five outings.

After his blowout victory, Mees said, “It was a great night. It was a little hectic in the last qualifier, and in the Heat race I was off the pace. We came back and rethought things. I have such a good team and they work so hard. We gel really well together and when we’re down, we have a lot of tools in the toolbox with this Indian Scout FTR750 to make changes.”

Second place went to Sammy Halbert (No. 69 Estenson Logistics Yamaha FZ-07) in convincing fashion, coming on the heels of his vastly impressive X Games gold medal performance a couple weeks back.

Runner-up Halbert said, “We had a great bike right from the get-go. We were really fast in qualifying, but the track was changing a lot, going from really hooked up to a bit slick. It’s a little more challenging for me on this bike when it’s slick. But we still made huge gains today, and my boys had it working good for the Main Event where I was able to run a solid second.

“It was a little nerve-racking because I had to hit my marks perfectly every time. And obviously, I couldn’t hang with Jared. His bike was so on point he could put it wherever he wanted.”

The most spirited battle in the top 10 was waged by teammates to decide the final spot on the podium. In the end, Brad Baker (No. 6 Indian Motorcycle Racing backed by Allstate Scout FTR750) kept Bryan Smith (No. 1 Indian Motorcycle Racing backed by Allstate Scout FTR750) at bay by a meager 0.067 of a second to finish in third.

While Baker was happy enough to edge Smith out and land on the box for the eighth time in 2017, he admitted his frustration at still seeking his first win aboard the potent Scout FTR750.

Baker said, “It was a good battle… I’ve had a lot of good battles this year, but only a couple of them for the win. Tonight it was for the wrong position; fighting with my teammate is fun but not for the last podium spot. Hats off to Sammy, and especially Jared – he really put it to us tonight.”

For Smith, the close fourth was an encouraging uptick in form following consecutive sixth- and seventh-place runs. However, it also marked his third straight finish off the podium and his fifth in a row without a win after powering to four successive victories earlier this season.

Lima Half-Mile winner Briar Bauman (No. 14 Zanotti Racing Kawasaki Ninja 650) rounded out the top five, taking the checkered flag less than a second behind Smith. Fifth-ranked Jeffrey Carver Jr.(No. 23 Carver’s BBQ Kawasaki Ninja 650) finished one further spot back in sixth.

Factory Harley-Davidson riders Brandon Robinson (No. 44 Harley-Davidson Factory Flat Track Team XG750R), Kenny Coolbeth, Jr.  of Oxford, Connecticut (No. 2 Harley-Davidson Factory Flat Track Team XG750R), and Jake Johnson (No. 5 Harley-Davidson Factory Flat Track Team XG750R) all made their way to the Main at Calistoga, finishing ninth, 12th, and 15th, respectively.

AFT Singles
Suggesting that Tanner Dean (No. 138 Walrath Racing Honda CRF450R) came out of nowhere to win Saturday’s AFT Singles race at the Calistoga Half-Mile may be an exaggeration, but not by much.

The race was just Dean’s fourth-career AFT Singles race, and his first ever attempt at a Half-Mile National. His previous best finish was 11th (twice), so it’s safe to assume the category’s usual suspects were taken a bit off guard by his sudden arrival at the front this weekend.

Dean gave plenty of warning in the lead-up to the race, however. He posted the fastest time in qualifying, won his Heat, and finished second in his Semi only after getting bumped off line late.

The sport’s newest star made no rookie mistakes as he scored the win despite being hounded in the Main Event by a motivated Brandon Price (No. 92 Brandon Price Racing backed by Parkinson Brothers Racing/DPC Racing/Don’s Honda CRF450R), with third-place finisher Kolby Carlile (No. 36 Estenson Racing Yamaha YZ450F) also in hot pursuit.

“This is a big dream come true for me,” Dean said after claiming his maiden victory. “I’ve always wanted to win a National. I just kept my head down and hit my lines right and I came out with the win.”

If not for the stunning emergence of Dean, the respective results of Price and Carlile would have been the biggest news of the night in AFT Singles action. The intrigue was amped up by their linked seat shuffle, with Carlile putting in a promising first performance aboard the Estenson Yamaha, and Price going one better in his first attempt on the Parkinson Brothers Honda vacated by Carlile.

Ben Lowe (No. 20 Bruce Lowe Excavating Honda CRF450R) finished fourth with AFT Singles championship leader Shayna Texter (No. 52 Richie Morris Racing Honda CRF450R) on spot behind in fifth.

Texter actually came up big to score her top-five points haul after running down near the bottom of the top 10 for much of the contest. As a result, she now holds a mammoth 29-point advantage but may require every bit of it with a TT – her weakest discipline – now looming on the series’ slate.

The Harley-Davidson Calistoga Half-Mile presented by Cycle Gear will premiere on NBCSN on Thursday, September 7, at 11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT. The full schedule for American Flat Track on NBCSN can be viewed at .

Next Up:
American Flat Track heads to South Dakota for a pair of races that will run in conjunction with the 77th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. The Buffalo Chip TT presented by Indian Motorcycle will take place in Sturgis, SD, on August 6, followed two days later by the Harley-Davidson Black Hills Half-Mile in Rapid City, SD, on August 8. Live coverage can be viewed on Tickets are on sale and can be purchased at

Fans can keep up-to-date with American Flat Track on Facebook (@American Flat Track), Twitter (@AmericanFlatTrk) and Instagram (@AmericanFlatTrack). AFT mobile apps are available for iPhone on the App Store and for Android at Google Play. For more information, please visit

Awards Update:
AFT Singles
McElroy Packaging Lucky 7 – #138 Tanner Dean
Motul Move of the Race – #138 Tanner Dean
AFT Twins presented by Vance & Hines
Ohlins Fastest Lap – #9 Jared Mees
McElroy Packaging Lucky 13 – #9 Jared Mees

How to Watch:
NBCSN and are the official homes for coverage of American Flat Track events. All 18 rounds, from the season-opening Harley-Davidson DAYTONA TT to the American Flat Track Finals in Southern California, will air in one-hour primetime telecasts throughout the summer and fall on NBCSN. remains a cornerstone of AFT’s digital strategy and provides live streaming coverage of every event.About American Flat Track:
American Flat Track is the world’s premier dirt track motorcycle racing series and one of the longest-running championships in the history of motorsports. Sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing in Daytona Beach, Fla., the series is highly regarded as the most competitive form of dirt track motorcycle racing on the globe.

Hirschman streaks to TTOMS and SBM victories at Star Speedway on Saturday night


Matt Hirshman pulled off a Tri-Track Open Modified win at Monadnock Speedway.  (Credit: Matt Winarz photo)

Matt Hirschman pulled off another Tri-Track Open Modified win at Star Speedway Speedway. (Credit: Matt Winarz photo)

Matt Hirschman of Northampton, PA, continued his dominance of the SBM series of Modified events at Star Speedway in Epping, NH, but also of 2017 Tri-Track Open Modified Series (TTOMS) with his win on Saturday night.  This victory was a repeat for Hirschman in the SBM events and his second straight TTOMS win this season.  The victory was his fourth in the six-year history of the event. Continue reading