Nick Anvelink returned to the Gary’s Old Fashioned Mix Victory Lane at Outagamie Speedway in the Summer Sizzler. Sport-O-Motive of Appleton sponsored the 30-lap race, increasing the starting pay for the 20-car field. Anvelink started seventh, as Brett Swedberg and Ron Berna led the field to the green flag. Swedberg took the lead as Tim Buhler battled with Berna for second. By lap five, Swedberg had a sizable lead and Anvelink had worked his way to fifth position. Anvelink raced outside of Berna in turn three to third position on lap seven. Lapped traffic allowed Buhler and Anvelink to close in on Swedberg, as Anvelink moved to second on lap thirteen. Anvelink raced outside of Swedberg to take the lead on lap twenty and caution slowed the field one lap later as Swedberg and Josh Moesch made contact on the backstretch.


On the restart, Anvelink led Buhler, Berna, Jim Schmidt and Chris Engels to the green flag. Caution slowed the field again for an incident in turn three before the lap was completed. Anvelink jumped out to the lead again on lap 21, as Justin Schmidt worked the outside to race with Engels for fifth.  Anvelink went on to win his fifth race of the 2018 Dirt Kings Late Model Tour season. Berna finished second, followed by Buhler, Jim Schmidt, and Engels. Joe Reuter was the Allstar Hard Charger of the event, Reuter passing eight cars enroute to a ninth place finish.


The race was also broadcast live on as part of their Summer Thunder Series. Premium members have access to the replay and highlights and replays of other events from the 2018 Dirt Kings Tour season.


The Stockbridge Engineering Touring Kings swept the top six positions, Nick Anvelink was King, Ron Berna finished second, Tim Buhler finished third, Jim Schmidt was fourth, Chris Engels was fifth, and Justin Schmidt finished sixth. Brett Swedberg finished tenth and Troy Springborn finished 19th.


Fans were casting the very first votes for the 2018 Most Popular Driver Award, presented by Hobby Town of Green Bay. Fans can vote at the track by visiting the Dirt Kings Tour Fan Zone and online voting will begin in September.


The Dirt Kings Late Model Tour returns to action on Friday, August 17 at Wilmot Raceway for the Dairyland Duel. The 50-lap race is being co-sanctioned with the American Ethanol Late Model Tour, marking the first time drivers from the two Tours will race head-to-head. $4000 awaits the King in the Gary’s Old Fashioned Mix Victory Lane.



Summer Sizzler – 30 lap A-Main Results


P1: 15 – Nick Anvelink

P2: 66 – Ron Berna

P3: 7b – Tim Buhler

P4: 70 – Jim Schmidt

P5: 33e – Chris Engels

P6: 97 – Justin Schmidt

P7: d1 – Turk Letizia

P8: 0r – Mark Rose

P9: 20 – Joe Reuter

P10: 3 – Brett Swedberg

P11: 98 – Tom Naeyaert

P12: 1 – Dave Fieber

P13: 22 – Charlie Schmidt

P14: 25 – Tyler Hacket

P15: 11 – Justin Reed

P16: 33s – Ron Stroika

P17: 5 – Lukas Postl

P18: 17m – Josh Moesch

P19: 81 – Troy Springborn

P20: 27 – Derek Janke


-Dirt Kings Tour Press Release

-Photo credit: Gnaro Photography

Anvelink Claims Dirt Kings Summer Sizzler Crown