RECAP: Pepsi Kids Night presented by DOC X

Saturday July 14th, 2018 – By JD:

On a seasonable Summer Kid’s Night, presented by Pepsi and DOC X, tasteful treats and samples were offered both on and off the high banked quarter-mile historic pavement race track. Jon Reynolds Jr. (Stanley Steemer NASCAR Late Models), Shannon Stoltz (Miller Lite American Short Trackers) and Terrance Robinson (Bargain Hunter Sportsmen) tasted NASCAR Victory Lane. Thomas Andrus continued his dominance in the Original Sixers class while Jeff Jones Racing and Kyle Mohan Racing entertained with their DOC X Formula Drift Cars.

Stanley Steemer NASCAR Late Models

Jon Reynolds, Jr. cemented his place atop the headline division’s season point championship standings, not only claiming all the regular winning laurels but adding contingency type prizes along the way! Powering to the lead position in qualifying, the Co-Lin Metals Fabricating Trophy Dash, heat race, and 30-lap main event; Reynolds, Jr. and team secured the Rosebud Transportation Clean Sweep $100 extra! With the last Stanley Steemer NASCAR Late Models event a grueling 76-lapper, Reynolds, Jr. took advantage of the situation, opting to start the “X” car last for the Gerber Collision & Glass Challenge $200 bonus. He proved the season’s race tire and handling in the track’s less popular lower race groove, did allow for him to drive under other competitors on his way to the front. Matt Berger staked his claim of the runner-up points spot and had checked out early from the pole start. Reynolds, Jr.’s run from the back was assisted past the half-way mark, when Dennis Smith, Jr.’s somewhat “Sophomore Slump” season took another hit, finding the wall between turns three and four. After the restart, Berger maintained the lead and Reynolds, Jr. had to use all of the lower race line to squeeze into the front. Berger did not go away without a fight, but no one had anything for Reynolds, Jr. Matt Lundberg recorded a notable official third place challenge, while Max Kahler and Jacob Gille completed the top five.

Miller Lite American Short Trackers

Shannon Stoltz took off from the preferred outside pole and added his name along-side those of multiple 2018 feature winners in the Miller Lite American Short Trackers class. Quick qualifier and Championship point-leader Franc Beldowski came from the fourth row, but could not get by Stoltz’s, to finish second. Todd Snow recovered from a prelim incident to place in the “Show” spot. Kyle Voss recorded another solid fourth and Fourth of July night’s feature winner Aaron Rude followed. As Beldowski and Rude have mostly dominated the modified 4-cylinder ranks, a good points day and another win for Stoltz puts him in the conversation to be one of the “Big 3” in the second part of the season.

Bargain Hunter Sportsmen
Class rookie Terrance Robinson started from the second spot and survived race challenges, including a late caution, for his first trip to victory lane as a Bargain Hunter Sportsmen 25-lap winner. Terrance joins the long registry of Robinsons and others in his family-tree to enter their name in this categories feature winners. Older brother Johnny Robinson, II, in-fact drove from the third row on the grid, to chase Terrance to the finish. Rich Schinderling, Jr., also a division rookie, settled for second runner-up. From seventh on the line-up, point leader and fastest in time trials, Howie Ware moved up to secure fourth. John Featherston was fifth, making it three out of five, first-year drivers in the top five!

Original Sixers
Surviving the challenges of the largest field in the short history of the newer, growing entry-level style group, Thomas Andrus continued his dominance and took wins in both the heat and feature. While some of the competitors were unable to complete the night-cap without bouncing off the concrete retaining wall and the many other stockers on the track, from the lower-half of the line-up, Andrus threaded his way to the front of the Original Sixers record 19-cars. Nate Swain and Dallas Conniff completed the podium of the modification restricted six-cylinder street-car appearing class. The Original Sixers normally race as part of the Wild Wednesday program and look to do so again this week, among a host of other divisions, including the Bargain Hunter Sportsmen.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Wednesday July 18 (7:27 PM) Wild Wednesday Racing – Sportsmen, Sixers, Bandits, WWoW, Spec Drags, Double Figure 8

Saturday July 21 (7:07 PM) Concession Obsession Night presented by 96.7 The Eagle- LM, AST, Bandits, Modifieds and Illini Midgets

Wednesday July 25 (7:27 PM) Equipment Depot Wild Wednesday- RR, Sixers, Bandits, WWoW, Double Figure 8, Spec Drags

Saturday July 28 (7:07 PM) Must See Sprint Car Series Sprintacular plus Midwest Compact Touring Series, Sportsmen, AST

Wednesday August 1 (7:27 PM) Wild Wednesday Crazy 8 Night- Vintage Figure 8, Double Figure 8 plus Bandits, Sixers, AmSC, WWoW & Spec Drags

Saturday August 4 (7:07 PM) Kar Korner presents the World Famous Trailer Race of Destruction- LM, Sportsmen, AST, Bandits, RR & Escape from I-90 Race

Pepsi Kids Night presented by DOC X RESULTS 07.14.18

Stanley Steemer NASCAR Late Models

A-Main 01 — 1. Jon Reynolds, Jr., Loves Park; 2. Matt Berger, Loves Park; 3. Matt Lundberg, Rockton; 4. Max Kahler, Caledonia; 5. Jacob Gille, Winnebago; 6. Jeff Wakeman, Streator; 7. Dennis Smith, Jr, South Beloit.

Heat 01 — 1. Jon Reynolds, Jr., Loves Park; 2. Matt Berger, Loves Park; 3. Max Kahler, Caledonia; 4. Matt Lundberg, Rockton; 5. Jeff Wakeman, Streator; 6. Dennis Smith, Jr, South Beloit; 7. Jacob Gille, Winnebago.

Time Trial — 1. Jon Reynolds, Jr., Loves Park; 2. Max Kahler, Caledonia; 3. Jacob Gille, Winnebago; 4. Matt Lundberg, Rockton; 5. Matt Berger, Loves Park; 6. Dennis Smith, Jr, South Beloit; 7. Jeff Wakeman, Streator.

Co-Lin Metals Fabricating Trophy Dash — 1. Jon Reynolds, Jr., Loves Park; 2. Matt Lundberg, Rockton; 3. Max Kahler, Caledonia; 4. Jacob Gille, Winnebago; 5. Dennis Smith, Jr, South Beloit; 6. Matt Berger, Loves Park.

Miller Lite American Short Trackers

A-Main — 1. Shannon Stoltz, Machesney Park; 2. Franc Beldowski, Rockford; 3. Todd Snow, Rockford; 4. Kyle Voss, Woodstock; 5. Aaron Rude, Cambridge, Wis; 6. David Russell, Jr, Rockford; 7. Destiny Genore (r), Beloit, Wis; 8. Todd Bridges, Winnebago; 9. Dave LaPier, Rockford; 10. Mark Bielefeldt, Loves Park; 11. Melody Boyle (r)

Heat 01 — 1. David Russell, Jr, Rockford; 2. Shannon Stoltz, Machesney Park; 3. Destiny Genore (r), Beloit, Wis; 4. Todd Bridges, Winnebago; 5. Dave LaPier, Rockford; 6. Mark Bielefeldt, Loves Park.

Heat 02 — 1. Kyle Voss, Woodstock; 2. Franc Beldowski, Rockford; 3. Aaron Rude, Cambridge, Wis; 4. Todd Snow, Rockford; 5. Melody Boyle (r), Kirkland.

Time Trial — 1. Franc Beldowski, Rockford; 2. Aaron Rude, Cambridge, Wis; 3. Melody Boyle (r), Kirkland; 4. Kyle Voss, Woodstock; 5. Todd Snow, Rockford; 6. Todd Bridges, Winnebago; 7. Shannon Stoltz, Machesney Park; 8. Destiny Genore (r), Beloit, Wis; 9. David Russell, Jr, Rockford; 10. Dave LaPier, Rockford.

Co-Lin Metals Fabricating Trophy Dash — 1. Aaron Rude, Cambridge, Wis; 2. Kyle Voss, Woodstock; 3. Todd Bridges, Winnebago; 4. Franc Beldowski, Rockford; 5. Melody Boyle (r), Kirkland; 6. Todd Snow, Rockford.

Bargain Hunter Sportsmen

A-Main — 1. Terrance Robinson (r), Beloit, Wis; 2. Johnny Robinson, II, Beloit, Wis; 3. Rich Schinderling, Jr (r), Winnebago; 4. Howie Ware, South Beloit; 5. John Featherston (r), Loves Park; 6. Cody Houseweart, Machesney Park; 7. Josh Thiering, South Beloit; 8. Adam Cartwright (r), Roscoe; 9. Joshua Lundy, Roscoe; 10. James Gregory,

Heat 01 — 1. Adam Cartwright (r), Roscoe; 2. Joshua Lundy, Roscoe; 3. Terrance Robinson (r), Beloit, Wis; 4. Cody Houseweart, Machesney Park; 5. James Gregory, Esmond.

Heat 02 — 1. Rich Schinderling, Jr (r), Winnebago; 2. Johnny Robinson, II, Beloit, Wis; 3. Howie Ware, South Beloit; 4. John Featherston (r), Loves Park; 5. Josh Thiering, South Beloit.

Time Trial — 1. Howie Ware, South Beloit; 2. Johnny Robinson, II, Beloit, Wis; 3. John Featherston (r), Loves Park; 4. Rich Schinderling, Jr (r), Winnebago; 5. Josh Thiering, South Beloit; 6. Adam Cartwright (r), Roscoe; 7. Terrance Robinson (r), Beloit, Wis; 8. Joshua Lundy, Roscoe; 9. Cody Houseweart, Machesney Park; 10. James

Co-Lin Metals Fabricating Trophy Dash — 1. Adam Cartwright (r), Roscoe; 2. Howie Ware, South Beloit; 3. Johnny Robinson, II, Beloit, Wis; 4. Josh Thiering, South Beloit; 5. John Featherston (r), Loves Park; 6. Rich Schinderling, Jr (r), Winnebago.

Original Sixers

A-Main 01 — 1. Thomas Andrus, Rockford; 2. Nate Swain, Machesney Park; 3. Dallas Conniff, Beloit, Wis; 4. Jim Crozier, Machesney Park; 5. David Cooter, Jr, Machesney Park; 6. Sean Worman, Roscoe; 7. Jerid Butram, Rockford; 8. Steven Dover, Loves Park; 9. Mike Kinney, Roscoe; 10. Shawn Whalen, Genoa; 11. Roger Thigpen, Rockford; 12. Andrew Garkey, Winnebago; 13. Shaun Huffstrom, Poplar Grove; 14. Aimee Anderson, Loves Park; 15. Curt Nighswonger, Machesney Park; 16. Mike Shipman, Rockford; 17. Dave Hadd, Lake Geneva, Wis; 18. Dakota Paris, Machesney Park; 19. Blake Andrus, Rockford.

Heat 01 — 1. Curt Nighswonger, Machesney Park; 2. Shawn Whalen, Genoa; 3. Andrew Garkey, Winnebago; 4. Aimee Anderson, Loves Park; 5. Shaun Huffstrom, Poplar Grove; 6. Dakota Paris, Machesney Park.

Heat 02 — 1. Blake Andrus, Rockford; 2. Nate Swain, Machesney Park; 3. Steven Dover, Loves Park; 4. Roger
Thigpen, Rockford; 5. Mike Kinney, Roscoe; 6. Mike Shipman, Rockford.

Heat 03 — 1. Thomas Andrus, Rockford; 2. Sean Worman, Roscoe; 3. Jim Crozier, Machesney Park; 4. Jerid Butram, Rockford; 5. David Cooter, Jr, Machesney Park; 6. Dallas Conniff, Beloit, Wis.