Hannagan Tames Limaland for Arctic Cat All Star Victory

LIMA, Ohio (June 24, 2016) – Randy Hannagan became the sixth different Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions main event winner in the last seven races on Friday night, taming Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima, Ohio, during night seven of Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket. “The Hurricane” charged ahead from row six on the main event starting grid, ultimately climbing 11 positions in 40 laps, not taking command officially until lap 38 and stealing the show from pole sitter Jamie Veal. The Arctic Cat All Star victory was the first of the 2016 season for Randy Hannagan.

“I’m getting too old to run the top,” Randy Hannagan said in victory lane. “I knew guys were going to run the very top and run the very bottom, so I decided to try the middle. I can’t thank my guys enough for their hard work and support. We’ve got a lot of laps at this track. Feels good to get back to victory lane.”

Randy Hannagan patiently worked his way forward from 12th on the feature grid, utilizing the middle of Limaland’s high banked quarter-mile for most of the distance. The San Jose, California, native, now residing in Pittsboro, Indiana, cracked the top-three by lap 19, igniting a four lap battle with Wooster, Ohio’s Sheldon Haudenschild for second and third in the running order. The pilot of the Ed Neumeister-owned/NAPA Upper Auto/No. 11N worked his way into second permanently by lap 26, resetting his focus on race leader Jamie Veal.

A late race caution on lap 34 stacked the field back together for a final time, putting Hannagan on the back bumper of Veal. Hannagan, still utilizing the middle of the speedway, made his bid for the top spot on lap 38, driving under Veal, who led every lap until that point, just before the flagstand. “The Hurricane” went on to separate himself from the field during the closing circuits, eventually followed by Jamie Veal and Travis Philo at the final checkers. It was Hannagan’s ninth career victory with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions.

“I want to thank all of the fans for coming out tonight and supporting this race,” said Hannagan. “The All Star officials did a fantastic job keeping this show organized. My team and I are very happy to be here. We’ll head down to Eldora Speedway tomorrow and try this again.”

The final night of the 34th annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket will take shape at none other than the World’s Greatest Dirt Track. Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, will welcome the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions on Saturday night, June 25, for the eighth and final round of Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket, ending a nine day stretch of competition across much of the Buckeye State. The 2016 speedweek finale will award $10,000 to the main event winner, the largest payday of the week. An Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket champion will also be crowned on Saturday night at the “Big E,” a title worth $1,000 for a second consecutive season.

Sheldon Haudenschild is currently on top of the Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket point standings entering the Eldora Speedway finale. Chad Kemenah only trails by two points. A 2016 champion will be decided at the “Big E.”

The K&N Filters UMP Modifieds wrapped up the night’s racing action with their 20 lap A Main. No. 36 Brandon Vaughan and No. 18N Derrick Noffsinger led the field to green, with Vaughan charging to the early lead. Caution would fly on lap 2 for debris in turns 3 and 4, bunching the field back together for a green flag run to the finish. No. 11H Mike Hohlbein would pester Vaughan for the lead along with Warsaw Indiana’s Dylan Woodling, in his family owned No 3W throughout the eent, until Woodling would grab the lead for good over Vaughan on the last lap. Hohlbein would finish 3rd, with No. 16 Jeff Koz 4th, and No. 22T Tony Anderson coming home 5th.

Limaland Motorsports Park roars back to life on Friday July 1st for Firecracker Friday, presented by Lewis Family McDonalds of Lima/Allen County. In action will be the K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders, K&N Filters UMP Modifieds, and Bud Thunderstocks. Visit limaland.com for detials on this and all of the great events at Limaland Motorsports Park.

Contingency Awards/Results – Atomic Speedway – Friday, June 24, 2016:
Event: Ohio Sprint Speedweek Night #7
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 47 Entries
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Dave Blaney – 11.187 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Sheldon Haudenschild – 10.884 seconds
Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Travis Philo
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Lee Jacobs
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Dean Jacobs
Kistler Racing Products Heat #4: Jamie Veal
JE Pistons Dash: Jamie Veal
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Randy Hannagan
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Kraig Kinser (+13)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: T.J. Michael (6th)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Kraig Kinser
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Stuart Williams
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse; Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying
1.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 10.884; 2.22-Cole Duncan, 11.050; 3.5T-Travis Philo, 11.051; 4.23-DJ Foos, 11.099; 5.71m-Dave Blaney, 11.132; 6.1-Dale Blaney, 11.137; 7.49-Tim Shaffer, 11.152; 8.1st-Gary Taylor, 11.189; 9.10H-Chad Kemenah, 11.208; 10.11N-Randy Hannagan, 11.217; 11.97-Dean Jacobs, 11.220; 12.71-Jamie Veal, 11.234; 13.23c-Tyler Courtney, 11.244; 14.40-Caleb Helms, 11.247; 15.2-Parker Price-Miller, 11.281; 16.5-Byron Reed, 11.282; 17.21-Cap Henry, 11.284; 18.57X-Andrew Palker, 11.299; 19.91-Cale Thomas, 11.320; 20.81-Lee Jacobs, 11.333; 21.12-Daniel Harding, 11.342; 22.70-Danny Holtgraver, 11.353; 23.3G-James McFadden, 11.367; 24.41X-Dominic Scelzi, 11.389; 25.11K-Kraig Kinser, 11.392; 26.4-Danny Smith, 11.403; 27.33M-Caleb Griffith, 11.409; 28.59-Jac Haudenschild, 11.461; 29.60-Kory Crabtree, 11.470; 30.8-Bryan Sebetto, 11.471; 31.49D-Shawn Dancer, 11.537; 32.46AU-Stuart Williams, 11.561; 33.17-Josh Baughman, 11.586; 34.7K-Dallas Hewitt, 11.602; 35.O7-Jacob Wilson, 11.613; 36.35R-Ronnie Blair, 11.679; 37.26-Tayler Malsam, 11.728; 38.7-Shawn Valenti, 11.769; 39.8M-TJ Michael, 11.880; 40.59N-Bryan Nuckles, 12.018; 41.16M-Danny Mumaw, 12.030; 42.8J-Jess Stiger, 12.033; 43.7S-Joe Swanson, 12.123; 44.AUS96-Andy Caruana, 12.145; 45.51-Roger Campbell, 12.186; 46.49H-Bradley Howard, 12.344; 47.96AU-Bruce White, 13.307;

Heat 1, Group A – (10 Laps)
1. 5T-Travis Philo[2] ; 2. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[4] ; 3. 23-DJ Foos[1] ; 4. 22-Cole Duncan[3] ; 5. 1st-Gary Taylor[5] ; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser[9] ; 7. 40-Caleb Helms[6] ; 8. 41X-Dominic Scelzi[8] ; 9. 91-Cale Thomas[7] ; 10. 60-Kory Crabtree[11] ; 11. 4-Danny Smith[10] ; 12. AUS96-Andy Caruana[12]

Heat 2, Group B – (10 Laps)
1. 81-Lee Jacobs[1] ; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah[3] ; 3. 5-Byron Reed[2] ; 4. 70-Danny Holtgraver[6] ; 5. 26-Tayler Malsam[9] ; 6. 12-Daniel Harding[5] ; 7. 71m-Dave Blaney[4] ; 8. 33M-Caleb Griffith[7] ; 9. 49H-Bradley Howard[12] ; 10. 17-Josh Baughman[8] ; 11. 51-Roger Campbell[11] ; 12. 7S-Joe Swanson[10]

Heat 3, Group C – (10 Laps)
1. 97-Dean Jacobs[2] ; 2. 21-Cap Henry[1] ; 3. 11N-Randy Hannagan[3] ; 4. 49-Tim Shaffer[4] ; 5. 3G-James McFadden[6] ; 6. 7K-Dallas Hewitt[9] ; 7. 7-Shawn Valenti[11] ; 8. 35R-Ronnie Blair[10] ; 9. 57X-Andrew Palker[5] ; 10. 96AU-Bruce White[12] ; 11. 49D-Shawn Dancer[8]

Heat 4, Group D – (10 Laps)
1. 71-Jamie Veal[3] ; 2. 1-Dale Blaney[4] ; 3. 8-Bryan Sebetto[5] ; 4. 8M-TJ Michael[8] ; 5. 46AU-Stuart Williams[6] ; 6. 59N-Bryan Nuckles[9] ; 7. 8J-Jess Stiger[11] ; 8. 16M-Danny Mumaw[10] ; 9. 23c-Tyler Courtney[2] ; 10. O7-Jacob Wilson[7] ; 11. 2-Parker Price-Miller[1]

Dash 1 – (6 Laps)
1. 71-Jamie Veal[2] ; 2. 5T-Travis Philo[1] ; 3. 97-Dean Jacobs[4] ; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah[3] ; 5. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[7] ; 6. 22-Cole Duncan[6] ; 7. 1-Dale Blaney[8] ; 8. 23-DJ Foos[5]

C-Main 1 – (10 Laps)
1. 7-Shawn Valenti[4] ; 2. 35R-Ronnie Blair[1] ; 3. 59N-Bryan Nuckles[3] ; 4. 8J-Jess Stiger[5] ; 5. 16M-Danny Mumaw[6] ; 6. AUS96-Andy Caruana[7] ; 7. 49H-Bradley Howard[9] ; 8. 51-Roger Campbell[10] ; 9. 96AU-Bruce White[11] ; 10. O7-Jacob Wilson[2] ; 11. 7S-Joe Swanson[8] ; 12. 7K-Dallas Hewitt[12] ; 13. 49D-Shawn Dancer[13]

B-Main 1 – (12 Laps)
1. 23c-Tyler Courtney[2] ; 2. 91-Cale Thomas[6] ; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser[9] ; 4. 71m-Dave Blaney[1] ; 5. 60-Kory Crabtree[13] ; 6. 12-Daniel Harding[7] ; 7. 40-Caleb Helms[3] ; 8. 41X-Dominic Scelzi[8] ; 9. 33M-Caleb Griffith[11] ; 10. 4-Danny Smith[10] ; 11. 7-Shawn Valenti[15] ; 12. 59-Jac Haudenschild[12] ; 13. 35R-Ronnie Blair[16] ; 14. 17-Josh Baughman[14] ; 15. 2-Parker Price-Miller[4] ; 16. 57X-Andrew Palker[5]

A-Main 1 – (40 Laps)
1. 11N-Randy Hannagan[12] ; 2. 71-Jamie Veal[1] ; 3. 5T-Travis Philo[2] ; 4. 97-Dean Jacobs[3] ; 5. 22-Cole Duncan[6] ; 6. 8M-TJ Michael[16] ; 7. 3G-James McFadden[19] ; 8. 23-DJ Foos[8] ; 9. 21-Cap Henry[9] ; 10. 11K-Kraig Kinser[23] ; 11. 81-Lee Jacobs[10] ; 12. 5-Byron Reed[11] ; 13. 1st-Gary Taylor[17] ; 14. 10H-Chad Kemenah[4] ; 15. 46AU-Stuart Williams[20] ; 16. 70-Danny Holtgraver[14] ; 17. 23c-Tyler Courtney[21] ; 18. 8-Bryan Sebetto[13] ; 19. 26-Tayler Malsam[18] ; 20. 1-Dale Blaney[7] ; 21. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[5] ; 22. 40-Caleb Helms[25] ; 23. 91-Cale Thomas[22] ; 24. 71m-Dave Blaney[24] ; 25. 57X-Andrew Palker[26] ; 26. 49-Tim Shaffer[15]

K&N UMP Modifieds
Heat 1 – (8 Laps – Top 5 Transfer)
1. 16-Jeff Koz; 2. 11H-Mike Hoblein; 3. O9D-Joel Dick; 4. 4G-Bill Griffith; 5. 53-Clint Reagle; 6. 20K-Bill Keeler; 7. 4-Mike Learman; 8. 55H-Jeremy Hoenie; 9. 10H-Brad Hess

Heat 2 – (8 Laps – Top 5 Transfer)
1. 65-Todd Sherman; 2. 18N-Derrick Noffsinger; 3. 10L-Nathon Loney; 4. 1-Will Norris; 5. 19B-Brandon Ordway; 6. O1-Jared Spalding; 7. 96-Pete Wormcastle; 8. 12B-Kelly Bowlby; 9. 18-Shane Coby

Heat 3 – (8 Laps – Top 5 Transfer)
1. 3W-Dylan Woodling; 2. 36-Brandon Vaughon; 3. 22T-Tony Anderson; 4. 22L-Bill Lewis; 5. 19-Ryan Ordway; 6. 21F-Hillard W. Miller; 7. 34X-Andy Bibler; 8. 10B-Scott Bowersock

B-Main – (8 Laps – Top 5 Transfer)
1. O1-Jared Spalding; 2. 34X-Andy Bibler; 3. 96-Pete Wormcastle; 4. 20K-Bill Keeler; 5. 12B-Kelly Bowlby; 6. 10B-Scott Bowersock; 7. 10H-Brad Hess; 8. 18-Shane Coby; 9. 21F-Hillard W. Miller; 10. 4-Mike Learman; 11. 55H-Jeremy Hoenie

A-Main – (20 Laps) [#]-Starting Position
1. 3W-Dylan Woodling[4]; 2. 36-Brandon Vaughon[1]; 3. 11H-Mike Hoblein[3]; 4. 16-Jeff Koz[6]; 5. 22T-Tony Anderson[9]; 6. 65-Todd Sherman[5]; 7. O9D-Joel Dick[7]; 8. 4G-Bill Griffith[10]; 9. 10L-Nathon Loney[8]; 10. 18N-Derrick Noffsinger[2]; 11. 19B-Brandon Ordway[14]; 12. 12B-Kelly Bowlby[20]; 13. 22L-Bill Lewis[12]; 14. 34X-Andy Bibler[17]; 15. O1-Jared Spalding[16]; 16. 20K-Bill Keeler[19]; 17. 96-Pete Wormcastle[18]; 18. 53-Clint Reagle[13]; 19. 19-Ryan Ordway[15]; 20. 1-Will Norris[11]