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Pro Late Model A-Main
1. 18 Alex Hagen
2. 74 Dan Leeck
3. 12 Tony Hoose
4. 11F Jason Felver
5. 97 Josh Hahn
6. 28 Brian Kirksey
7. 20 Rob Sullivan
DNS – 33 Blake Childers
DNS – 5 Jimmy Smith

O’Guinn Family Funeral Homes Modifieds A-Main
1. 4 Joey Morisette
2. 68 Adam Rowe
3. 39 Dave Christensen
4. M15 Chris Sterns
5. 30 Mike Luberda Sr.
6. 1Q Scott Quaal
7. 68 Steve Rollins
8. 7 David McManus
9. 4C Jason Congdon
10. 21 Robbie Johnson
11. 1W Rick Wiecorek

Pure Stock A-Main
1. M15 Lonnie Saumier Jr.
2. 73 Hunter Doutre
3. 05 Andrew Burton
4. 96 Josh Banister
5. 66 Bryan Thompson
6. 79 John Pollion
7. 9 Greg Kidd
8. 83 Scott Mockerman
9. 32 David Leach
10. 2 Duane Damon
11. 78 Rob Bohnsack

Australian Pursuit
1. M15 Lonnie Saumier Jr.
2. 05 Andrew Burton
3. 9 Greg Kidd (out)
4. 73 Hunter Doutre (out)
5. 66 Bryan Thompson (out)
6. 96 Josh Banister (out)

Heat Winners
Pro Late Models – 12 Tony Hoose & 74 Dan Leeck
O’Guinn Modifieds – 21 Robbie Johnson & M15 Chris Sterns
Pure Stocks – 05 Andrew Burton & M15 Lonnie Saumier Jr.

GLS Mini Cup Series
Feature Winner – 1 Jarrod Pritchett
Heat Winners – 9 Elliott Pritchett & 1 Jarrod Pritchett

50th Running of the Dixie Classic 100 –Entry Form / Race Information

Salem, IN. (June 9, 2018) – Senoia, Georgia’s Bubba Pollard made the long haul to Northern Michigan to compete in Friday night’s $11,000 to Win Masters of the Pro’s 200, Pro Late Model event sanctioned by the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance at Birch Run Speedway, located in Birch Run, Michigan, and the trip was worth it as Pollard came away with his first ever victory in the highest paying Pro Late Model event in the country.
The 200 lap green flag event featured intense racing action from the front to the back, five different leaders with six lead changes, but Pollard had the fastest car when it counted at the end of the race.
“Man, this car was good tonight,” remarked Pollard in victory lane. “I knew if I could get track position and get out front that it would be tough for them to pass me. It feels good to come in here, a place I’ve never been, against VanDoorn and Campbell and all of these guys right here and get the win. That’s awesome. It makes me feel good.”
Three time ARCA/CRA Super Series Champion Johnny VanDoorn was the Lisa Thomas Salon Fast Qualifier over the 32 cars on hand and got to start on the pole and took full advantage grabbing the lead at the drop of the green flag over Carson Hocevar. VanDoorn kept the lead over several restarts over the first part of the race before a caution at lap 89 brought most of the field to the pits for their first pit stop shuffling up the front runners.
2014 series Champion and Birch Run native Dan Leeck stayed out to get the lead under yellow, and kept that lead at the drop of the green flag, but Pollard was soon in second, he had pitted under an earlier caution. Pollard passed Leeck for the race lead on lap 94 and kept that lead until VanDoorn, on fresher tires, was able to slip by to grab the lead back on lap 110, but another caution came out at lap 115, which again brought most of the field to pit road for service and two more tires.
2017 series Auto City Speedway winner Kyle Hayden did not pit and picked up the lead. Hayden had much older tires than all the other racers behind him, but he was able to hold the lead until Florida racer Steve Dorer, also on older tires, got by to take the lead on lap 130.
Pollard was quickly on the move working his way to the front with a car that looked dominant. Pollard was able to make the pass on Dorer on lap 134, but still had challenges over the last portion of the race including having to fight off VanDoorn on a couple of restarts, but Pollard was up to the challenge and cruised to take the checkered flag and join the list of Masters of the Pro’s winners that includes fellow Georgia natives Chase Elliott and Anderson Bowen as well as John Hunter Nemechek and Cole Williams.
Pollard picked up the $10,000 first place payoff, plus a couple of nice bonuses. Pollard picked up the $1000 JAS Expedited Trucking Winners Bonus in the second event of the JAS Expedited Trucking Michigan Cup mini-series. He also picked up a $500 bonus for the highest finisher who had never raced at Birch Run Speedway prior to the 2018 season. Pollard received the AR Bodies Cool Move of the Race for his pass of Dorer to grab the lead for good on lap 134.
VanDoorn finished in second, picking up the $5,000 second place payoff and the FLUIDYNE Cool Under Pressure Award. VanDoorn’s sponsor Lisa Thomas Salon, also the Fast Qualifier Award sponsor, declined to receive the $200 bonus for fast time, instead added it to the series next event Fast Qualifier Award at Salem Speedway on June 16, making that award worth $300.
2017 JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Champion Jack Dossey III had and an interesting night. Dossey III showed speed early working his way from his eighth place starting position to the front, to get caught up in an incident on the track. His crew made quick repairs to the car getting him back in the race, Dossey III then charged to the front over the closing laps of the event to grab a third place finish. Dossey’s crew picked up the PitBoxes.com Pit Crew of the Race Award for their efforts.
West Palm Beach, Florida racer Jeff Choquette overcame an early pit stop and some damage in the same incident Dossey was caught up in, to get a fourth place finish. Choquette picked up a couple of nice bonuses including a $500 bonus for the highest finishing driver who had never raced in the Masters of the Pro’s event and a $500 cash bonus for the driver traveling the furthest to come to race in the event.
Dorer made a late charge through the field after pitting for his last two tires with 30 laps to go to get a fifth place finish. Dorer picked up a Great Lakes Tire/Hoosier Performance Award.
Hayden hung on to get a hard fought sixth place finish. Hayden was one of the last drivers to get in the feature event, transferring from the last chance race. Hayden used pit strategy to get to the front of the field, pitting early in the event before most of the field even made their first stop after being involved in a couple of early yellows. Hayden ran the rest of the race on those tires and ending up with a hard earned sixth place finish after starting in 28th. Hayden picked up a Great Lakes Tire/Hoosier Performance Award and the Racing Electronics Hardcharger Award.
2017 series Rookie of the Year Carson Hocevar finished in seventh with a damaged car. Texas racer Chris Davidson finished in eighth. Birch Run series season opener winner Brian Campbell raced in the front most of the race, but a late pit stop put him in the back of the field and he was able to come back and get his ninth place finish. Leeck rounded out the top ten.
Tyler Hufford picked up his first DGR-CROSLEY Rookie of the Race Award with his 18th place finish. Chris Koslek was the winner of the 15 lap last chance race.
The next event for the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance will be the Midwest 100 at Salem Speedway on Saturday, June 16th. More information on the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance is available at www.cra-racing.com.

By: Champion Racing Association Photo By: Dennis Freeman – Birch Run Speedway  

Great Racing in Pure Stock Division this Season

  Birch Run, Michigan (Thursday, May 17, 2018) – Great racing resumes at the magnificent Birch Run Speedway & Event Center this Friday evening. May 18th will be the second House Racing event of the 2018 campaign. The first House Night, back on May 4th, was the first night of House or “weekly”, racing at Birch Run Speedway since the 2013 season.   Last event, Dan Leeck, piloting his Helm Electric, Mr. Asphalt number 74 had to battle past Blake Childers’ Motor City Builders number 33 to win the 25 lap Pro Late Model feature event.   Travis Eddy (78) drove to the front of the field early in the O’Guinn Family Funeral Homes Modified division feature race and cruise to victory lane. Scott Quaal (1Q) started scratch in the feature and was able to charge to second place but didn’t have enough to get around Eddy.   Lonnie Saumier’s race day didn’t get off to the best start. Though he qualified his Lonnie’s M15 Towing Pure Stock near the top of the charts, mechanical failure forced him to retire his car for the night. Saumier cut a deal to drive the number 9 car, normally driven by Greg Kidd, for the remainder of the night. In the feature race, Saumier fought his way through the field, battling with front runners, Hunter Doutre, Dave Stern and Andrew Burton. When the checkered flag flew on the entertaining race, Lonnie Sauimer wound up in victory lane, with the barrowed number 9 machine. Heat race wins went to Duane Damon and Hunter Doutre, earlier in the program.   Great weather and more race cars are expected this weekend. The Pure Stock division has set the bar high going into Friday’s race, after two exciting race nights in the books. Lonnie Saumier (M15) has scored 197 of a possible 200 points thus far. Though he has a 19 point advantage over second place, Andrew Burton (05), it hasn’t been easy for the Pure Stock veteran. Dave Stern (17), who’s been traveling down from Whittemore Speedway, currently sits third in the championship standings, 28 points behind leader Saumier. Hunter Doutre (73) is forth, 29 points back and the “Pit Bull” Duane Damon (2) is currently ranked fifth, 47 markers back from the lead.   Highly accomplished Modified ace, Travis Eddy (78) leads the O’Guinn Family Funeral Homes Modified Division championship point standings. Eddy has a marginal 63 point advantage over second place, Jason Congdon (4C). Robbie Johnson (21) sits third, Rick Wiecorek (1W) forth and Blake Rowe (57) fifth.   Dan Leeck (74) leads the way in the Pro Late Model point standings. Blake Childers (33) is currently scored in second, thirteen markers back. Austin Fredwall (18) is third in points, Alex Hagon (18) is forth and Brandon Varney (77) rounds out the top five.  

Full Championship Point Standings – Pro Late Model | Modified | Pure Stocks

  Pit gates open at 3:00pm on Friday, May 18th. Main Grandstands open at 4:30pm, Hot Laps begin at 5:00pm with Qualifying starting at 6:15pm and Racing gets underway at 7:30pm. Tickets are $16 for Adults, Senior Citizens are just $14 and Kids 12 years of age and younger are FREE.   For more information log onto www.BirchRunMISpeedway.com. You can follow Birch Run Speedway on Facebook at Facebook.com/BirchRunSpeedway.   Learn more about Motor City Racing Promotions at www.MotorCityRacing.co. Follow MCRP on Facebook at Facebook.com/MotorCItyRacingPromotions.

Grab those keys to that classic you’ve been working on all winter and get out to the Birch Run Speedway for the 1st Annual Race Against Hunger. We’ve been waiting all winter to shake off the cobwebs and enjoy the beauty and splendor that short track racing has to offer in Michigan. So, to kick-off May we are joining the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan, and as many of you Classic Car Guys that will join us, to see if we can’t put a dent in the Can Food shortage here in Mid-Michigan. Event Organizers have predicted a great turn out, but we are putting it out there for all the fans of the Birch Run Speedway to get their neighbors out to help the Food Bank with this event. All Participants in the Cruise need to bring 5 Canned Goods and they will receive a 50% Off Entry Coupon. They will also have the opportunity to participate in the Intermission Cruise Parade. Even if you don’t have a Classic Car or Truck, we don’t want to leave you out. We want you to help support the Food Bank too. Bring in 3 Canned Goods and we will knock $2 off the price of your admission. Kids 12 and Under are Free! Come check out the great looking Classic Cars and Trucks that our Parents and Grandparents used to drive to work as their everyday vehicles. Watch them parade around the track during intermission. Catch some great racing on a Friday Night, and remember, it’s all about having fun and helping out the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan. Cruisers, please contact Jeff Anderson to register via email at shelbytruck81@yahoo.com

Full Schedule

EVENT DATE TYPE DETAILS
Opening Weekend – House Racing PLM, MOD & PS 28-April Race
Opening Weekend – JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Dixie 100 & ICAR Modifieds 29-April Race
House Racing I – MOD, PLM & PS. 4-May Race
Wing Sprint Cars, MOD & PS. 11-May Race RAINED OUT
House Racing II – PLM, MOD & PS. 18-May Race
Eve of Destruction & MOD 25-May Race/Event
Masters of the Pros 200 – Party on the Patio 7-Jun Event
JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Masters of the Pros 200 8-Jun Race Buy Tickets
Rain Date for Masters of the Pros 200 9-Jun Rain Date
Back to the Bricks Promo Tour 13-Jun Event
Eli Young Band 14-Jun Concert Buy Tickets
Dixie Summer Fest – Carnival 14-Jun Event
House Racing Featuring GLS Mini Cup Series, PLM, MOD & PS. 15-Jun Race
Dixie Summer Fest – Carnival 15-Jun Event
Dixie Summer Fest – Carnival 16-Jun Event
Eve of Destruction Father’s Day Special 17-Jun Race/Event
Dixie Summer Fest – Carnival 17-Jun Event
50th Running of the “Dixie Classic 100” Outlaw Super Late Models, MOD & PS. 22-Jun Race
Three Dog Night 29-Jun Concert Buy Tickets
Open Wheel Spectacular – Wing Sprint Cars, Lightening Sprints, MOD & PS 1-Jul Race
Eve of Destruction, PLM & Firework Display 6-Jul Race/Event
Los Lobos July 14th Concert Buy Tickets
Vores Cup – Vores Compact Touring Series, PLM, MOD & PS 20-Jul Race
Eve of Destruction No. 4 21-Jul Race/Event
“The Big One” Outlaw Super Late Models & Auto Value Super Sprint Cars 27-Jul Race
House Racing Featuring Midwest Compact Touring Series, PLM, MOD & PS 3-Aug Race
House Racing Featuring GLS Mini Sup Series, PLM & PS 10-Aug Race
Monster Truck Throwdown 17-Aug Event  Buy Tickets
Monster Truck Throwdown 18-Aug Event  Buy Tickets
Rain Date for Monster Truck Throwdown August 19th Rain Date
Championships – PLM, MOD & PS 24-Aug Championship
Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band 25-Aug Concert Buy Tickets
Eve of Destruction No. 5 31-Aug Event
Rain Date for Championships 7-Sep Rain Date
Eve of Destruction No. 6 23-Sep Race/Event
Eve of Destruction No. 7 13-Oct Race/Event

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