USST Carter Continues Unbeaten Streak

CLERMONT, Ind. — When you’re on a roll you’re on a roll.

Allen Carter kept his United States Super Truck presented by Safety Kleen national series unbeaten streak intact Saturday evening at Lucas Oil Raceway of Indianapolis.

Carter led the entire 44-lap distance for his third victory in three series tries in 2011.

The race, in front of a good-sized crowd on UAW Night at LOR, was cut to 44 laps as rain started to fall on the racing surface. The finish at the top was hardly in doubt though as Carter had built an 11-second advantage.

Fifteen-year old Camden Murphy, Itasca, Ill., kept the series championship in his sights. He started outside of Carter at the green flag, had a horrid first few laps, but recovered to pass Joey Shuryan on Lap 29 and take second at the checkers.

Shuryan, Dearborn, Mich., was followed by Marshall, Mich.’s David Stone and Eric Caudell, Piedmont, Okla. Only the top four finished on the lead lap.

The race was halted just as quickly as the green flag flew. Caudell spun entering Turn Four and collected Blair on the opening circuit.

Blair lost oil and had to make repairs during the red flag. He worked back to seventh by the end.

The second start was the charm as it went caution free after that.

Carter also set the bar in qualifying, turning a lap in 23.717 and over 104 miles per hour.

The event was run in conjunction with the Advance Racing Association season closer. John Wickes, Ypsilanti, Mich., was the highest finishing MC2 Home Inspections Pro Truck taking sixth ahead of Blair. Wickes clinched the 2011 ARA championship.

The USST finishes its national series season Oct. 29 at Nashville, Tenn.

Damon Breedlove led all 30 laps for his first career ARA PXP Racewear Modified feature, beating Scotty Tomasik, Blair, Rodney Cropper and Jim Begley.

Waukesha, Wis.’s Rick Tackman, Jr. paced all 20 laps of the Cline Grain Late Model main. Tim Salyers used his runner up finish to clinch the season title. Michael Cline, Glenn Andrew and Mark Sweet rounded out the Top Five.

The event concludes the 2011 ARA season. Announcements on the 2012 campaign are expected soon. Keep in touch by logging on to advanceracingassociation.com.

ARA action is brought to the track by Cline Grain, PXP Racewear, MC2 Home Inspections, Gould Body and Paint, Racing Electronics, Hoosier Tire, Five Star Racecar Bodies, ARP Bodies, Savings  E-Club, AED Metals, Clermont Liquors, Do Drywall Right, National Road Insurance and Terry Lee Honda.

RESULTS

Following are results from racing during the ARA/USST UAW Night presented by Safety Kleen.

Saturday at Lucas Oil Raceway of Indianapolis.

United States Super Trucks presented by Safety Kleen

Feature (44 laps) – 1. Allen Carter, Murfreesboro, Tenn. 2. Camden Murphy, Itasca, Ill. 3. Joey Shuryan, Dearborn, Mich. 4. David Stone, Marshall, Mich. 5. Eric Caudell, Piedmont, Okla. 6. John Wickes, Ypsilanti, Mich. 7. Steve Blair, Brownsburg 8. Kraig Bontrager, Shipshewana 9. A.J. Ridner, Danville 10. Corky Knight, Hebron
11. Jason LaDuke, Clinton Township, Mich. 12. Mark Sweet, Ladoga 13. Jeff Babb, Elgin, Ill.

Did not start – Ben Parke, Jamestown
Qualifying – Carter, 23.717 seconds, 104.128 miles per hour

ARACline Grain/MASCS Late Models

Feature (20 laps) – 1. Rick Tackman, Jr., Waukesha, Wis. 2. Tim Salyers, Clayton 3. Michael Cline, New Ross 4. Glenn Andrew, Farmersburg 5. Sweet 6. Kenneth Owens, Bargersville.
Qualifying – Tackman, 24.687, 100.036

PXP Racewear Modifieds

Feature (30 laps) – 1. Damon Breedlove, Greenfield 2. Scotty
Tomasik, Avon 3. Blair 4. Rodney Cropper, Muncie 5. Jim Begley, Franklin 6. Herbie Johnson, Flora 7. Chris Jennings, Richmond 8. Joe Jennings, Richmond 9. Don Skaggs, Modoc 10. Brett Andrew, Indianapolis 11. Joe Axsom, Franklin 12. Darrin Bowman, Ambia 13. Harold Johnson, Flora 14. Terri Popielarz, Brownsburg 15. Herb Johnson, Flora

Did not start – Chris Tomasik, Avon;
Rob Young, Greenfield
Qualifying – 1. Cropper, 24.120, 102.388

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Auto Racing Indianapolis UAW Night at Lucas Oil Raceway 9/24/2011

Come on out and join the Advance Racing Association at Lucas Oil Raceway in Clermont for UAW night. We saved the best for last! Our biggest race of the season. It is going to be another big night for the ARA Pro Trucks. Joining the ARA Pro Trucks again will be the USST. (United States Super Trucks)

Also joining us for the evening is WRTV 6 Trisha Shepherd who will be singing the National Anthem!

Spectator gates open at 5:00pm for heat races and qualifying. Feature race starts around 8:15pm.

Tickets are only $10 and kids 12 and under are always free. Get a buy one get one free voucher at our website
http://www.advanceracingassociation.com/image/page/BOGO.pdf

You don’t want to miss this one!
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ARA/USST Lucas Oil Raceway August 20th Race Results

Saturday, August 20 was a big night of racing a Lucas Oil Raceway.  The Advance Racing Association was excited to get back on the track for the second time in the 2011 season.  Moreover they were thrilled to be joining forces with the United States Super Truck Series for the first time with a 75 lap feature.

In qualifying, current national point leader for USST, Allen Carter of Murpheysboro, Tennessee was the fastest in one lap time trials for the USST/ARA Series Pro Trucks division. In the Cline Grain Late Models, Rick Tackman went out first in qualifying and set a mark no one else could touch.  In the PXP Racewear Modified division, current point leader Rodney Cropper set quick time.

The threat of rain forced the elimination of heat races for the Cline Grain Late Models. The USST/Pro Trucks were not scheduled for heat races because they would run a 75 lap feature event.  That left heat races to be run by the PXP Racewear Modified division.  Damon Breedlove and Steve Blair won the modified heat races.  Steve was doing double duty on the evening competing in both the Super Truck Series and the Modified Division.

In feature racing action, the USST/MC2 Home Inspection Pro Trucks were first up on the schedule, again due to the threat of rain in the area.  Allen Carter paced the field to the green flag.  The first caution flew just three laps into the event when the 88 of Bradley Harrington spun and hit the front stretch wall.  The amount of  fluid laid down on the track necessitated the red flag to be brought out so the safety crews could do their job.  On the restart Steve Blair was chasing Allen Carter for the top spot.  Caution flew again on lap 9, this time for an incident on the backstretch involving Jason Isabell.  On the restart Jason LaDuke, who had started in the 8th position started to make his way forward.  He was running second to Carter when the caution came out again on Lap 25, which would have signaled the automatic stop for competitors anyway.  When the field was underway again, Camden Murphy, the 15 year old driver from Itasca, Illinois showed that he made all the right changes and battled with LaDuke for second spot in the running order.  He was able to take over the spot on lap 40.  The rest of the feature ran caution free with competitors behind Carter battling for position.  When the checkered flags fell, Allen Carter claimed the win from the pole position. He was followed by Camden Murphy, Jason LaDuke, Eric Caudell, and Steve Blair rounding out the top five.  Blair was disqualified from the event after post race inspection revealed an illegal carburetor.  John Wix of Ypsilanti, Michigan, an ARA Series regular was credited with fifth place in the finishing order.

PXP Racewear Modifieds were up next with a 30 lap feature event.  Joe Axsom and Jim Begley, Jr. made up the front row.  The field was forced to chase Axsom for all 30 laps as he lead every lap of the feature event to take the win.  He was followed by Damon Breedlove, Rodney Cropper, Jim Begley, Jr., and Scotty Tomasik. The Cline Grain Late Models took center stage for the final feature of the night.  Current point leader Tim Salyers started on the pole thanks to the inversion and led each of the 20 green flag laps.  Fast qualifier Rick Tackman, Jr. moved up from the 4th starting spot to finish 2nd. They were followed by strong runs from Danny Trent, Keith Lyons, and Glenn Andrew rounding out the top 5 finishers.

The next race of the 2011 season will be September 24, when the USST presented by Safety Kleen, will again join forces with the MC2 Home Inspections Pro Trucks for a national event. PXP Racewear Modifieds and Cline Grain Late Models will round out the program.  For information on the Advance Racing Association and for a buy one get one free ticket voucher, visit the ARA web site at www.advanceracingassociation.com.

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Auto Racing Aug. 20th at Lucas Oil Raceway Indianapolis

Come on out and join the Advance Racing Association at Lucas Oil Raceway in Clermont. It is shaping up to be a great night of racing excitement!!

Spectator gates open at 5:00pm for heat races and qualifying. Feature race starts around 8:15pm.

It is going to be a big night for the ARA Pro Trucks. Joining the ARA Pro Trucks this time will be the USST (United States Super Trucks) Series for a 75 lap feature race!!

Tickets are only $10 and kids 12 and under are always free. Get a buy one get one free voucher at our website
http://www.advanceracingas​sociation.com/image/page/B​OGO.pdf

See you then!!

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Veteran driver wins the inaugural Iron Brigade 100

Rob Lee – Journal Review – Journal Review Online

 

CLERMONT — A veteran was a rookie at Lucas Oil Raceway Saturday evening, but Bill Prietzel used his veteran ways to win the inaugural Iron Brigade 100.

The former Mid-American Stock Car Series champion and current runner up took the lead from Advance Racing Association driver Tim Salyers on Lap 43 during the co-sanctioned event and led the rest of the way in his first visit to the famed facility.

That completed a clean sweep for the West Allis, Wis. pilot. He also was the $100 Tri-County Plumbing Fast Qualifier and won the $250 bonus for leading the Meineke Car Care Center Halfway Challenge.

By the way, he won on his 40th wedding anniversary.

“These ARA guys are tough drivers,” Prietzel said. “We had a little better set up and we even changed it at the halfway stop.”

Salyers stayed close before falling back at the end.

“We ran out of driver and ran out of racecar at the end,” he said.“We picked up a push, but it was a good finish.”

“The last 15 laps I eased off a bit because I didn’t see anybody in my mirror,” Prietzel said. “We really enjoyed this. I don’t feel too bad, but a little tired.”

Bret Widdis, Mark Pluer and Michael Lange, all MASCS competitors, rounded out the Top Five. Teenage sisters Claire and Paige Decker were the last two cars on the lead lap in sixth and seventh.

Current MASCS leader James Swan took the point from early leader Lange on Lap 20. Salyers beat him on a Lap 39 restart when Lange brushed the wall. Swan had to retire when his engine expired on Lap 63.

The race was slowed just three times by caution. Actually, the race never started clean as a spinning Salyers collected four others in turn three right after the green flag flew. One of those was defending ARA Champion Keith Lyons, who was done for the night.

Three-quarters of the starting field was inverted from qualifying, giving 16th fast qualifier Michael Cline the pole and Prietzel started in the eighth row.

Prietzel circled in 24.426 seconds and 100.105 miles per hour in qualifying.

A pair of defending champions won in other classes.

Scotty Tomasik of Avon won the PXP Racewear Modified feature. Joe Axsom, Rodney Cropper, Don Skaggs and Harold Johnson came next.

Steve Blair took the MC2 Home Inspections Pro Truck finale over John Wicks, A.J. Ridner, Bradley Harrington and Ben Parke.

The ARA is next in action Aug. 20 at LOR.

Following are results from the Iron Brigade 100 Advance Racing Association/Mid-American Stock Car Series racing Saturday at Lucas Oil Raceway of Indianapolis.

ARACline Grain/MASCS Late Models

Iron Brigade 100 — 1. Bill Prietzel, West Allis, Wis., 100 laps 2. Tim Salyers, Clayton, 100 3.Bret Widdis, Manistique, Mich., 100 4. Mark Pluer, Brookfield, Wis. 100 5. Michael Lange, West Allis, Wis. 100 6. Claire Decker, Eagle River, Wis. 100 7. Paige Decker, Eagle River, Wis. 100 8. Lyle Nowak, Wausall, Wis. 99 9. Jeremy Spoonmore, Somonauk, Ill. 98 10. Matt Plyburn, Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. 67 11. James Swan, Genoa City, Wis. 63 12. Nathan Long, Edinburgh 55 13. Michael Cline, New Ross 51 14. Danny Church, Big Bend, Wis. 40 15. Jake Gibson, Indianapolis 40 16. Travis Rodewald, Manitowoc, Wis. 29 17. Rick Tackman, Jr., Waukesha, Wis. 35 18. Josh Cave, Brownsburg, 29 19. Ryan Farrell, East Troy, Wis. 18 20. A.J. Smith, Danville, 1 21. Keith Lyons, Brownsburg, 0

Fast qualifier — Prietzel, 24.426 seconds, 100.105 miles per hour

MC2 Inspections Pro Trucks

Feature (10 laps) — 1. Steve Blair, Brownsburg 2. John Wicks, Ypsilanti, Mich. 3. A.J. Ridner, Danville 4. Bradley Harrington, Crawfordsville 5. Ben Parke, Jamestown.

Dash (4 laps) — 1. Ridner 2. Harrington 3. Parke

Fast qualifier – Blair, 25.360, 97.382

PXP Racewear Modifieds

Feature (30 laps) — 1. Scotty Tomasik, Avon 2. Joe Axsom, Avon 3. Rodney Cropper, Muncie 4. Don Skaggs, Modoc 5. Harold Johnson, Flora 6. Steve Blair, Brownsburg 7. Terri Popielarz, Brownsburg 8. Joe Jennings, Richmond 9. Chris Jennings, Richmond 10. Darrin Bowman, Ambia 11. Damon Breedlove, Greenfield 12. Herbie Johnson, Delphi 13. Chris Tomasik, Avon 14. Jim Begley, Franklin; did not start – Herb Johnson, Albert Orr, Toby Cooper.

1st Heat (6 laps) — 1. Herb Johnson 2. Skaggs 3. S. Tomasik 4. Breedlove

2nd Heat (6 laps) — 1. Blair 2. C. Tomasik 3. C. Jennings 4. Bowman

Fast qualifier – Axsom, 23.890, 103.37

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Mid-American Stock Cars Series Headed to Indianapolis on July 16th

by Matt Panure
Through its 19 seasons the Mid-American Stock Car Series has raced at some of the top venues in the Midwest such as the Milwaukee Mile and Road America.  On July 16 Mid-American will add Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis to that prestigious list.

“Not being able to run Milwaukee or Road America in 2011, I was pleased to be able to add LORI to the schedule,” said MASCS co-owner Doug Strasburg.  “The former Indianapolis Raceway Park is a first class facility and will be another first class track for the drivers to add to their résumés.”

Mid-American will co-sanction a non-points event with the Advance Racing Association at the .686-mile oval in Clermont, Ind.  The event will be titled the Iron Brigade 100 and is a tribute to the 150th anniversary of the Iron Brigade – a Civil War unit comprised of soldiers from Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana and Michigan, the very states that will be represented in the race.

“The event was the brainchild of Russ Willingham,” Strasburg explained.  “He has gone to great efforts to bring this event to fruition. This inaugural race will be the test bed to build an annual event that will bring the best of the best in the upper mid-west together to thrill fans for years to come.”

It has been almost ten seasons since Mid-American last traveled to Indiana.  The series has traveled as far as Boswell, Ind., Springport, Mich., Lebannon Mo., and Council Bluffs Iowa.  From its home base in Fort Atkinson, the trip to Clermont is an estimated 291 miles.  The series, however will race at Grundy the night prior, an approximate 200 miles from Clermont.

“Mid-American drivers are quite excited to visit another new first class track,” Strasburg said. “Traveling is part of the Mid-American way as it approaches the 20 year mark, it is exciting to be able to add a track of this caliber to the many other tracks these grass roots wheeled warriors have visited in the upper mid-west over the years.”

Aside from racing at a top facility, Mid-American drivers should have plenty of incentive to make the tow.  With lap contingencies and a halfway bonus from Meineke Car Care Centers, the winner could take home $3,000.  Pocketing the entire purse, however, will be difficult as the field will face a steep invert with plenty of time for the faster drivers to find their way to the front.

Due to the co-sanctioning Mid-American drivers will be able to utilize their own rules and tires.  They will face something out-of-the-ordinary, as well – a fuel stop at the halfway point which will re-stack the field for the final 50 laps.

Fans are encouraged to get involved by sponsoring a lap for $20.  The fan (or fans) will receive two tickets (valued at $20) and will have their name read before the start of the race.  Fans can send a check or M.O. to Iron Brigade 100 1850 Fisher Ave. Speedway, IN  46224.

To find out more about the Advance Racing Association visit http://www.advanceracingassociation.com

Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis is located at 10267 E US Highway 136 just north of Clermont, Ind.  For more information visit www.lucasoilraceway.com.

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Iron Brigade 100 – Lucas Oil Raceway Indianapolis


Don’t miss Saturday night July 16th for the inaugural Iron Brigade 100 at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis (Clermont). Gates open at 5:00pm.

The ARA (Advance Racing Association) is an affordable racing series based in Central Indiana. We race at Lucas Oil Raceway (formerly IRP) in Indianapolis. The series includes Late Model Stock Cars, Pro Trucks and Modifieds.

Tickets are only $10 and kids 12 and under are free. Get a buy one get one free voucher at our website http://www.advanceracingassociation.com/image/page/BOGO.pdf

Come on out and support your local #1 Racing Series in the Midwest.

Oval track racing is alive and well! Visit our website at http://www.advanceracingassociation.com/ for other races at Lucas Oil Raceway.

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