Increased Payout for July 5th Dirt Track Event

POSTED ON July 2nd  - POSTED IN Dirt Track, News

July 5th, 2014 at Briggsauto.com Speedway for the Super 8 @ Forbes Landing Saturday Showdown:

BIGGER KIDS ZONE for the kids!!! Sponsored by Bailey and Sons Motor Co. in Lyndon, Kansas
Prizes sponsored by Mars Candy

Bigger Payouts for the racers!!! Sponsored by Super 8 @ Forbes Landing in Pauline, Kansas

Free Military GA Ticket with an I.D.!!!

Concession Specials: $1 Corndogs, $1 Root Beer Floats, $1 Margaritas!!!

We will be hosting a bigger Kids Zone with Carnival type games for fun and prizes for the kids, being Sponsored by Jay Bailey at Bailey and Sons Motor Co. in Lyndon, Kansas. Games will include “the Duck Pond”, “a Ring Toss”, “Balloon Darts”, “Water Balloon Toss”, “Quarterback Throw” “Bouncy House”, and “Face Painting”.

Increasing Payouts to the winner in each class:

A-Mod – $850 to win
B-Mod – $475 to win
Stock Car – $350 to win
Pure Stock – $200 to win
Sport Compact – $110 to win

Pit Gates open at 4:00 pm
Spectator Gate opens at 5:00 pm
Hot Laps start at 6:15 pm

We will see you at The Races!!!

Image: Daryl’s Photos

Summit Racing NHRA Jr. Drag Racing League FAQs

POSTED ON July 2nd  - POSTED IN Drag Strip, News

Can we combine the Youth category (6 and 7 year olds) with other age groups?

Yes, we recognize you may not have a large turnout of the other age groups and by combining the Youth category will assist in running the event, prizes, etc..

Is the Youth category able to participate in the 2014 Jr. Conference Finals?

No, however we are exploring the idea of adding the Youth category to the 2015 Jr. Conference Finals.

Can a competitor in the Trainee (5 year olds) and Youth category use any engine?

No, we have limited the engine for the Novice and Youth category to the Briggs and Stratton 206 (p/n: 124332 8201 01)

Is the license application applicable to only Novice and Youth categories?

No, the license application is applicable to all new competitors entering the NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League.

How will our tech officials determine if the participant is using the correct slide valve?

Each slide valve is anodized. The approved slide valve for the Novice category is red (p/n: 555733) and the approved slide valve for the Youth category is blue (p/n: 555733).

Do the parents need to present anything to the track officials prior to making test runs?

Yes, the parent must present to the track official notarized waiver which is included in the application. Application can be downloaded from NHRARacer.com and the application must be printed in color. Link to application.

Who can sign off the test passes?

An adult with a current NHRA Competition license or qualified track official (for example starter, race director, tech official).

Do existing Jr. Participants need to go through the license application process?

Jr. participants with a current NHRA Jr. Competition license will not be required to go through the new application process. However; if you feel a participant would benefit from the new application process, this we would support your decision.

What is the reason for the license application process?

The NHRA wants to ensure the participant is given every opportunity to put their best foot forward when entering the sport. The application provides a cockpit orientation, basic driving test and track orientation to help overcome any concerns the participant may have about their first test pass. In addition, the NHRA considers this time an investment into the future of our sport. Without the process the participant may not overcome their fear and we all could lose a potential participant for the future.

Where do we send completed applications for processing?

NHRA; 2035 Financial Way, Glendora, CA; 91741; ATTN: NFO Dept

If I have questions who should I contact?

Please feel free to contact your respective Division Director, Eric Lotz, Brett Lyons or Josh Peterson

If the participant’s parents have a question who should I direct them to?

Hopefully this quick reference guide will help you address many of the questions you might receive, if not please feel free to direct them to your respective Division Director, Eric Lotz, Brett Lyon or Josh Peterson.

Where can I get the latest updates about the NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League?

The NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League website and facebook page are the best sources of information about the series. In addition we encourage you visit www.NHRARacer.com periodically for any updates to competition procedures and rules.

Where can I direct a parent of a potential participant to purchase a Briggs and Stratton motor?

The Briggs and Stratton website has a link to a dealer locator: http://www.briggsandstratton.com/engines-racing/support/dealerlocator. If anyone is having difficulties or has engine questions feel free to contact Briggs and Stratton directly at BriggsRacing@basco.com.

Can a participant use the Briggs and Stratton motor in other age groups?

Yes, during preliminary testing we have found by removing the slide valve the performance of the Briggs and Stratton 206 engine the engine will be competitive in the Novice category.

The application calls for six test passes; can we require them to do more if deemed necessary?

Yes, if you feel the participant will benefit from additional test passes you have the ability to require additional test passes.

Are there any other NHRA Youth Program?

Yes, Jr. Street, Street Legal and Summit Racing Series.

NHRA Jr. Street

POSTED ON July 2nd  - POSTED IN Drag Strip, News

As many of you are aware, NHRA announced in March a new racing program for 13-16 year-olds that combines racing and car safety. Through the NHRA JDRL Facebook page, an online poll was introduced to select a fitting name for the program. After a couple weeks and several hundred votes later, Jr. Members and their families showed very strong support for Jr. Street.

Check out below the NHRA Jr. Street page which includes Rules and Application.

Jr. Street

SPOTLIGHT ON SPEED: DUSTIN THULIN

POSTED ON June 24th  - POSTED IN Dirt Track, News

Topekan Dustin Thulin has been a factor throughout his six-year career in Heartland Park Topeka’s Saturday Showdown dirt track series, but Thulin is still looking for his first championship, with last year’s third-place finish in the B Modified class his highest ever.

But if Thulin can continue the hot pace he’s set thus far in 2014 his first title could be in his future.

Thulin has won the past two weeks in the No. 45 and has three wins on the year while building a 73-point lead over Brian Murphy in the B Mod standings.

“It’s been pretty good the last few weeks,” Thulin said. “We’re kind of starting to hit our stride we feel like anyway.”

Some drivers like to avoid championship talk but Thulin admits that winning a title is one of his primary goals.

“It’s been a goal for a couple of years now,” he said. “We haven’t always been able to commit 100 percent as far as being there every week, but we’ve kind of chased it a couple of years now and it’s definitely a goal. It’s 100 percent the goal.”

 With the season right at the halfway point, Thulin’s key to holding on to the points lead will be consistency while also getting to victory lane whenever the opportunity presents itself.

“(Consistency’s) probably not been my strongest point,” Thulin said. “I’ve always been kind of a guy that’s going to go for the win at all costs. In year’s past that has probably hindered me as far as winning the championship.

“But right now, with it being as early as it is, I’m focused on winning but obviously finishing is the biggest goal and making sure you get to the end.”

And Thulin knows that there are plenty of competitors in the B Mod class capable of making a run at the title he so badly wants to win.

“It’s a real strong class,” Thulin said. “Generally you have at least two or three former champions running against you every night in that class.

“You’ve got some guys who come and go and there’s a couple that people may not know their name as well but they’re real strong. It’s always a fun battle for us.”

HPT.com will feature racers throughout the 2014 season. If you have someone you would like to see spotlighted send details and contact information to rick.peterson@cjonline.com - Rick can also be reached on Twitter @peterson_rick

Mullens Takes Home Win During First Trip To HPT!

POSTED ON June 22nd  - POSTED IN Dirt Track, News

Topeka, KS – Tanner Mullens continued his hot streak on the week at Heartland Park Topeka Saturday night. Mullens, fresh off 2 top 10 finishes with the USMTS, picked up a win Friday night and followed it up Saturday night by winning the USRA Modified Feature. It was Mullens first trip to HPT this season. Dustin Thulin rolled from the pole position and wired the field in the USRA B Mods in-route to winning his 3rd feature of the season. Jim Powell Jr. had an awesome battle at the front of the pack and would hold on for his 4th win of the season in the USRA Stock Cars. Randy Kohn is having a banner year in the Pure Stocks, Saturday night he takes home win #4 on the season. James Lemke took home the gold in the Sport Compacts.

Article Reposted from In The Pits

Image: Reed Bros. Racing

Modified Points Standings – 6-21-2014

POSTED ON June 22nd  - POSTED IN Dirt Track, Modified
Modified
Pos Car No Driver Hometown Points
1 17 Jeremy Chambers Parsons, KS 831
2 77 Steven Bowers Jr Topeka, KS 735
3 87 Darron Fuqua Mayetta, KS 731
4 44 Jared Rogers Berryton , KS 675
5 04 Jay Bailey Lyndon, KS 674
6 9S Devin Stock Topeka, KS 645
7 21J Josh Everhart Burlingame, KS 570
8 7D7 Kyle Covert Topeka, KS 530
9 07J Scott Herrick Topeka, KS 481
10 2D Dean Bachner Olathe, KS 467
11 05 Tom Grist Topeka, KS 460
12 51 Robert Shepard Odgen, KS 381
13 32D Darren Robinson Berryton, KS 287
14 75 Tad Davis Mt. Hope, KS 262
15 30 Dalton Kirk Edgerton, KS 243
16 3 Lewis Jackson Wellsville, KS 222
17 52 Clifford Shepard Ogden, KS 222
18 68 Kerry Davis Parkville, MO 210
19 69 Ryan Phillips Osage City, KS 204
20 2M Mike Eisenhut Topeka, KS 160
21 02 Tanner Mullins Wichita, ks 100
22 51X Tim Setzer Archie, MO 100
23 48S Travis Smith Parsons, KS 95
24 63 Derrick Brown Meriden, KS 81
25 9D8 Paden Phillips Chanute, KS 76
26 65 Tyler Davis Derby, KS 74
27 77B Bryan Bowers Topeka, ks 74
28 7 Anthony Tanner Topeka, KS 72
29 B Allan Broers Edgerton, KS 70
30 21T Lance Town Louisburg, KS 58

B Modified Points Standing – 6-21-2014

POSTED ON June 22nd  - POSTED IN B-Modified, Dirt Track
B-Mod
Pos Car No Driver Hometown Points
1 45 Dustin Thulin Topeka, KS 798
2 1M Brian Murphy Carbondale, KS 725
3 7M Heath Murry Tonganoxie, KS 639
4 53 Terry Bivins Lebo, KS 619
5 07C Larry Cain Topeka, KS 607
6 20C Casey Meggison Hoyt, KS 580
7 1 Derek Huffman Topeka, KS 574
8 34F Tony Filbert Topeka, KS 547
9 74 Jeff Mauro Berryton , KS 534
10 28H Gus Harrison McLouth, KS 493
11 4U Rich Boyden Topeka, KS 486
12 66 Ethan Isaacs Bonner Springs, KS 475
13 14 RJ Edwards Grantville, KS 470
14 7X Lance Lincoln Berryton, KS 434
15 7H Chance Hug Mayetta, KS 428
16 12 Bryan Rigsby Topeka, KS 421
17 29 Trevor Mohn Topeka, KS 356
18 03 Lance Dixon Topeka, KS 342
19 19J Joey Woodworth Randolph, KS 324
20 7J Jake RICHARDS Edwardville, KS 295
21 6 Lucas Isaacs Bonner Springs, KS 248
22 2 Mike Eisenhut Topeka, KS 245
23 333 Jay Bailey Lyndon, KS 243
24 38 Nic Bennett Grain Valley, MO 242
25 X1 Tracy Schaefer Topeka, KS 193
26 33J Jason Billups Holt, MO 161
27 11JR Randal Schiffelbein Jr Tecumseh, KS 159
28 9T Cody Thornton Tonganoxie, KS 136
29 34D Travis Neeley Meriden, KS 134
30 37,37J Jeremiah Asher Effingham, KS 130
31 45W Kyle Williams Topeka, KS 111
32 5 Dakota Foster Gardner, KS 87
33 44 Sam Schuler Kansas City, Ks 78
34 1B Derrick Brown Meriden, KS 76
35 37 Anthony Asher St Joe, MO 66
36 R63 Riley Whitworth Erie, KS 64
37 7 Bob Russell Smithville, MO 58
38 451 Jesse Shotts Topeka, KS 56
39 55A Ryan Medeiros Topeka, KS 56
40 68R Donny Guilbault Topeka, KS 55
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