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SPOTLIGHT ON SPEED: JEREMY CHAMBERS

POSTED ON August 12th  - POSTED IN Drag Strip, News

SPOTLIGHT ON SPEED: JEREMY CHAMBERS

Now in his 24th year of stock car racing, the 2014 season has been one of change — and considerable success — for Parsons’ Jeremy Chambers.

After running several seasons in the B Mod division in Heartland Park Topeka’s Saturday Showdown dirt track series, Chambers joined forces with Topekan Jim Gruber and has switched to the Modified class this season.

There’s no arguing with the results, with the 41-year-old Chambers leading the points at both Heartland Park and Humboldt Speedway and ranking fourth in the United States Racing Association national standings.

“We spent the last three years racing our own equipment in the B Mod division and this year I started driving for Jim Gruber,” Chambers said. “We just kind of started back into the A Mod thing and we’ve had a pretty successful year by most people’s standards.

“We’ve had four feature wins now and have been running real consistent. That’s kind of what it takes to run good in the points.”

Chambers is quick to admit that teaming with Gruber and the Gruber family has been a big key to his success.

“It kind of started out last year,” Chambers said. “He asked me one night right at the end of the year if I wanted to drive his car. We drove it and honestly didn’t even do that well, but we got to talking over the winter and decided we wanted to try to race together.

“I keep the equipment here in Parsons and work on it during the week and (Gruber) comes to the races and gives us the support and things we need to keep racing with. Really their whole family has stepped up and made this all possible. It’s very much a family and team thing going on here. We have some good sponsors, too, who have stepped up and helped us this year.”

Over the years racing for points hasn’t been a focus for Chambers, but with a chance to win a couple of championships this season, that philosophy has changed.

“My philosophy on points has always been to just race and kind of see how it shakes out at the end,” Chambers said. “If we’re close we’ll go for it.

“We’ve probably kind of got ourselves boxed in a little bit this year to try to go ahead and finish them out.”

Chambers, who owns and operates a steel fabrication business, will also try to do everything he can to make a run at the national USRA championship, but would be satisfied with a solid top-10 finish.

“We were actually leading the national points for a few weeks and that was pretty exciting,”

he said. “We’ve fallen off a little bit and haven’t been as consistent but we’re getting back there.

“What we’ve really got to do to stay up in the top five in the national points is we need to get some more wins and that’s our goal right now, to win as many races as we can between now and the end of the year.”

 

 

 

 

 

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B Modified feature results 4-12-14

POSTED ON April 12th  - POSTED IN B-Modified, Dirt Track
B-Mod – Feature
Start Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 1 7J Jake Richards Edwardville, KS
9 2 45 Dustin Thulin Topeka, KS
6 3 66 Ethan Isaacs Bonner Springs, KS
2 4 1M Brian Murphy Carbondale, KS
8 5 53 Terry Bivins Lebo, KS
4 6 74 Jeff Mauro Berryton , KS
13 7 37 Jeremiah Asher St Joseph, MO
11 8 4U Rich Boyden Topeka, KS
7 9 14 RJ Edwards Grantville, KS
14 10 07C Larry Cain Topeka, KS
17 11 7H Chance Hug Mayetta, KS
18 12 1 Derek Huffman Topeka, KS
10 13 9T Cody Thornton Tonganoxie, KS
3 14 12 Bryan Rigsby Topeka, KS
5 15 20C Casey Meggison Hoyt, KS
15 16 34F Tony Filbert Topeka, KS
12 17 7M Heath Murry Tonganoxie, KS
16 18 451 Jesse Shotts Topeka, KS
19 19 28H Gus Harrison McLouth, KS DNS
B-Mod – Heat 1
Start Finish Car No Driver Hometown
4 1 12 Bryan Rigsby Topeka, KS
3 2 1M Brian Murphy Carbondale, KS
6 3 14 RJ Edwards Grantville, KS
2 4 9T Cody Thornton Tonganoxie, KS
7 5 37 Jeremiah Asher St Joseph, MO
5 6 451 Jesse Shotts Topeka, KS
1 7 28H Gus Harrison McLouth, KS DNS
B-Mod – Heat 2
Start Finish Car No Driver Hometown
4 1 74 Jeff Mauro Berryton , KS
3 2 20C Casey Meggison Hoyt, KS
6 3 53 Terry Bivins Lebo, KS
5 4 4U Rich Boyden Topeka, KS
2 5 07C Larry Cain Topeka, KS
1 6 7H Chance Hug Mayetta, KS
B-Mod – Heat 3
Start Finish Car No Driver Hometown
2 1 7J Jake Richards Edwardville, KS
4 2 66 Ethan Isaacs Bonner Springs, KS
3 3 45 Dustin Thulin Topeka, KS
5 4 7M Heath Murry Tonganoxie, KS
1 5 34F Tony Filbert Topeka, KS
6 6 1 Derek Huffman Topeka, KS

Stock Car Feature Results 4-12-14

POSTED ON April 12th  - POSTED IN Dirt Track, Factory Stock
Stock Cars – Feature
Start Finish Car No Driver Hometown
5 1 20P Jim Powell Jr Lecompton, KS
2 2 5K Steve Herrick Topeka, KS
6 3 05 Brett Heeter Kansas City , KS
4 4 C15 Eric Weyer Centralia, KS
3 5 15 Leif Weyer Centralia, KS
10 6 00 Nick Whalen Kansas City, KS
1 7 1N1 Bob Troutwine Topeka, KS
9 8 01 Ronnie Moore Carbondale, KS
8 9 12S Dustin Sievers McFarland, KS
11 10 12M Danny Masters Topeka, KS
7 11 9 Robert Garst Topeka, KS DNS
Stock Cars – Heat 1
Start Finish Car No Driver Hometown
3 1 20P Jim Powell Jr Lecompton, KS
2 2 15 Leif Weyer Centralia, KS
5 3 1N1 Bob Troutwine Topeka, KS
4 4 9 Robert Garst Topeka, KS DNF
6 5 00 Nick Whalen Kansas City, KS DNF
1 6 12M Danny Masters Topeka, KS DNF
Stock Cars – Heat 2
Start Finish Car No Driver Hometown
2 1 05 Brett Heeter Kansas City , KS
3 2 C15 Eric Weyer Centralia, KS
4 3 5K Steve Herrick Topeka, KS
1 4 12S Dustin Sievers McFarland, KS
5 5 01 Ronnie Moore Carbondale, KS

Modified Feature Results 4-12-13

POSTED ON April 12th  - POSTED IN Dirt Track, Modified
Modified – Feature
Start Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 1 77 Steven Bowers Jr Topeka, KS
4 2 17 Jeremy Chambers Parsons, KS
6 3 04 Jay Bailey Lyndon, KS
5 4 7D7 Kyle Covert Topeka, KS
8 5 44 Jared Rogers Berryton , KS
2 6 63 Derrick Brown Meriden, KS
12 7 2D Dean Bachner Olathe, ks
10 8 9S Devin Stock Topeka, KS
3 9 68 Kerry Davis Parkville, MO
7 10 52 Clifford Shepard Ogden, KS
9 11 05 Tom Grist Topeka, KS
13 12 07J Scott Herrick Topeka, KS
11 13 51 Robert Shepard Odgen, KS
Modified – Heat 1
Start Finish Car No Driver Hometown
2 1 68 Kerry Davis Parkville, MO
6 2 77 Steven Bowers Jr Topeka, KS
3 3 7D7 Kyle Covert Topeka, KS
1 4 52 Clifford Shepard Ogden, KS
5 5 05 Tom Grist Topeka, KS
7 6 51 Robert Shepard Odgen, KS
4 7 2D Dean Bachner Olathe, ks DNF
Modified – Heat 2
Start Finish Car No Driver Hometown
4 1 17 Jeremy Chambers Parsons, KS
3 2 63 Derrick Brown Meriden, KS
6 3 04 Jay Bailey Lyndon, KS
2 4 44 Jared Rogers Berryton , KS
5 5 9S Devin Stock Topeka, KS
1 6 07J Scott Herrick Topeka, KS DNF

Pure Stock Feature Results 4-12-14

POSTED ON April 12th  - POSTED IN Dirt Track, Pure Stock
Pure Stock – Feature
Start Finish Car No Driver Hometown
2 1 17 Randy Kohn Topeka, KS
5 2 83 Alan Mattox Tecumseh, KS
3 3 54B Darrin Christy Kansas City, KS
6 4 355 AJ Christian Topeka, KS
1 5 07 Ronald Kohn Topeka, KS
8 6 85 Darren Davenport Tecumseh, KS
4 7 5 Steve Stewart Osage City, KS
7 8 59 Byron Glotzbach Topeka, KS
9 9 40G Lafe Garst Topeka, KS
11 10 391 Jim Christian Topeka, KS
12 11 03 Lance Dixon Topeka, KS
10 12 03C Charles Willige Topeka, KS DNS
13 13 8JR Dave McLaughlin Jr Topeka, KS DNS
Pure Stock – Heat 1
Start Finish Car No Driver Hometown
2 1 07 Ronald Kohn Topeka, KS
6 2 54B Darrin Christy Kansas City, KS
3 3 83 Alan Mattox Tecumseh, KS
7 4 59 Byron Glotzbach Topeka, KS
4 5 40G Lafe Garst Topeka, KS
1 6 391 Jim Christian Topeka, KS
5 7 03 Lance Dixon Topeka, KS DNF
Pure Stock – Heat 2
Start Finish Car No Driver Hometown
3 1 17 Randy Kohn Topeka, KS
4 2 5 Steve Stewart Osage City, KS
5 3 355 AJ Christian Topeka, KS
6 4 85 Darren Davenport Tecumseh, KS
2 5 03C Charles Willige Topeka, KS
1 6 8JR Dave McLaughlin Jr Topeka, KS DNF

HPT Job Fair

POSTED ON February 12th  - POSTED IN News, Uncategorized

The Heartland Park Topeka job fair for new and rehire employees, will be on Saturday March 1st  from 10am – 2pm.

If you are unable to attend, stop by the main offices M – F 9am – 4pm to fill out your returning paperwork or application for new employment.

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