12:12

On behalf of all of us from Speed51.com, for Matt Prieur and Chris Fobbe, we say good night / morning from Birch Run, Michigan….

 

12:12

A Big Thank You to all of those that were with us all afternoon and into the evening. Big Thanks to Dixie Motor Speedway Promoters, Mike & Krista Kern for the hospitality and to the Auto Value  Super Sprint Cars Series for allowing us to provide Coverage of their portion of Big One X.

 

12:10

Factory Stocks Feature Winner: 23 Chris Stearns

 

12:04

Later Today; (Saturday, August 4th) the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance will be at the famed Berlin Raceway located west of Grand Rapids in Marne, Michigan for Race #10 of the 2012 racing season; The Berlin 100 Presented by JEGS.com & Boyne Machine Company.

Speed51.com will be on hand on the other side of the Great Lakes State with Trackside Now Coverage starting at approximately 12:00p.m. (Noon) as well as the LIVE Radio Broadcast of the entire night of racing starting at 7:00p.m.

 

12:03

www.berlinraceway.com

 

 

11:49

One Last HUGE Thank You to McGunegill Engine Performance for providing us with our Speed51.com Trackside Now coverage and LIVE Radio Broadcast from Dixie Motor Speedway. McGunegill Engine Performance is based in Muncie, Indiana.

MEP has been a leader in developing high performance, cost effective race engine solutions. The family run business, now owned and operated by DeWaine McGunegill, has led the development of the highly successful Sealed Engine program for Super Late Models in the last nine years. Their innovative Sealed Engine package has drastically cut the cost of purchasing a competitive Super Late Model engine. McGunegill Engine Performance has also been a top builder and rebuilder of crate engines competing in Pro Late Model divisions including the ARCA/CRA Super Series & JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by GM Performance Parts for several years.

For more on McGunegill Engine Performance visit their website at: www.mcgunegillengines.com

 

11:49

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11:48

The 25-Lap Factory Stocks Feature will wrap up the evening.

 

11:45

Bombers Feature Winner: x5 Eric Lake

 

11:33

The biggest Outlaw Super Late Models race in the country is coming on Wednesday, August 15th at Kalamazoo Speedway in Kalamazoo, Michigan; Kalamazoo Klash XX.

Speed51.com will be on hand with Trackside Now Coverage as well as the LIVE Radio Broadcast of the event.

 

11:33

www.kalamazoospeedway.com

 

 

11:32

Short track drivers, crew chiefs and team members from across the country will have two opportunities this winter to take their on-track performance to the next level as GRIP Seminars announces events in Columbus, OH, November 2-4, 2012 and Portland, ME, February 15-17, 2013.

Building on the success of last year’s inaugural GRIP Seminar, these seminars will offer short track racers the opportunity to sit in on courses covering topics such as setup basics, tires, bump stops, shocks, geometry, spotting, social media and more. By joining the GRIP Contingency Program on Facebook (link below), you can earn free credits to upcoming seminars!

Eighteen courses led by industry experts and insiders are offered with packages available that allow you to pick only the courses you want or a complete “checkered flag” package for all 18 courses.

For more information and to register for a seminar, visitwww.gripseminars.com and be sure to “Like” GRIP Seminars on Facebook, www.facebook.com/gripseminars.

 

11:32

www.gripseminars.com

 

 

11:29

Comment From staci 

Go Johnny!!

 

11:29

Comment From Linda Ruppert 

Congrats to Johnny and great job Steve!!!

 

11:29

Comment From Gram V 

Way to go ,Johnny!!!!!!!

 

11:29

Comment From Lenny 

Congrats to VanDoorn,thanks for the coverage speed 51,will get em tomorrow night at Berlin,#39

 

11:29

Tomorrow (Saturday, August 4th) the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance will be at the famed Berlin Raceway located west of Grand Rapids in Marne, Michigan for Race #10 of the 2012 racing season; The Berlin 100 Presented by JEGS.com & Boyne Machine Company.

Speed51.com will be on hand on the other side of the Great Lakes State with Trackside Now Coverage starting at 12:00p.m., as well as the LIVE Radio Broadcast of the entire night of racing starting at 7:00p.m.

 

11:28

www.berlinraceway.com

 

 

11:19

ARCA/CRA Super Series – Mid-Michigan Toyota Dealers / Draper 125 UNOFFICIAL RESULTS

1. 61 Johnny VanDoorn
2. 10 Steve Dorer
3. 51 Becca Kasten ®
4. 42 Chad Finley
5. 81 Terry Fisher Jr.
6. 2 Kenny Tweedy
7. 76 Nate Caruth ®
8. 39 Kenzie Ruston
9. 47 Jordan Sims
10. 21 Robbie Johnson
11. 131 Nick Gullatta
12. 11 Curt Genow
13. 01 Travis Braden ®
14. 43 Pat Zorn
15. 20 Brian Campbell
16. 7 David McManus
17. 84 Jay Niewiek
18. 64 Andrew Wyatt
19. 16 Chris Hettinger
20. 1 Dan Leeck

 

11:19

That will conclude our LIVE Radio Broadcast portion of tonight’s Coverage. We’ll stick around and take care of the Feature Winners for the last two divisions to race tonight; The Bombers & Factory Stocks.

 

11:15

61 Kevin Feeney – Oxford, Michigan. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

11:13

Kevin Feeney talks to AVSS Announcer Tom Hartsell after winning. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

11:11

61 Kevin Feeney Wins the Auto Value Super Sprint Cars Series Feature….

 

10:57

Three-Wide Salute by the Sprint Cars. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

10:48

Auto Value Super Sprint Cars Series Feature is out next and they’ll go 30 Laps. Enjoy the BONUS COVERAGE on Speed51.com’s LIVE Radio Broadcasr courtesy of the Voice of the AVSS, Tom Hartsell while we begin our post-race obligations.

 

10:43

Johnny VanDoorns Wins the Mid-Michigan Toyota Dealers / Draper 125 at Dixie Motor Speedway. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

10:41

42 Chad Finley finished fourth while 81 Terry Fisher Jr., rounded out the top five. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

10:40

10 Steve Dorer was the runner-up. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

10:40

51 Becca Kasten finished on the podium in third. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

10:38

VanDoorn as well as Dixie Motor Speedway Promoters, Mike, Krista, and Hannah Kern along-with Rob Draper of Draper Toyota help celebrate the win. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

10:37

61 Johnny VanDoorn – Coopersville, Michigan. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

10:36

This was VanDoorn’s third ARCA/CRA Super Series Win of the 2012 Racing Season. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

10:36

VanDoorn talks to Dixie Motor Speedway P.A. Announcer Chris Fobbe about his Win. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

10:34

Johnny VanDoorn takes his victory lap. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

10:33

UNOFFICIAL Top 5: 61 VanDoorn, 10 Dorer, 51 Kasten, 42 Finley, 81 Fisher Jr.

We’re heading Trackside,,,,,

 

10:32

61 Johnny VanDoorn WINS The Mid-Michigan Toyota Dealers / Draper 125!!!!!

 

10:32

WHITE FLAG…

 

10:32

61 VanDoorn, 10 Dorer, and 51 Kasten are now running nose to tail.

 

10:31

123 Laps In – 2 Laps To Go, the White Flag will come out next time by….

 

10:31

10 Dorer and 51 Kasten are both reeling in 61 VanDoorn, but time is running out.

 

10:31

5 LAPS TO GO…. (Top 5): 61 VanDoorn, 10 Dorer, 51 Kasten, 42 Finley, 81 Fisher Jr.

 

10:30

51 Kasten is desperately trying to make up the  lost ground on 10 Dorer and has pulled back up to his back bumper.

 

10:30

10 Dorer has got the fishing pole out, trying to reel in the leader, 61 VanDoorn, but is running out of time with 8 laps to go.

 

10:29

10 LAPS TO GO….

 

10:29

61 VanDoorn has opened up a huge gap between him and 10 Dorer.

 

10:29

51 Kasten gets WAAAY Loose and loses ground on 10 Dorer.

 

10:29

42 Finley fighting back on the high side and retakes fourth.

 

10:28

110 Laps Completed – 15 Laps To Go (Top 5): 61 VanDoorn, 10 Dorer, 51 Kasten, 81 Fisher Jr., 42 Finley.

 

10:28

81 Fisher Jr., to the inside of 42 Finley for fourth.

 

10:28

61 VanDoorn pulls away while 10 Dorer and 51 Kasten battle for the runner-up spot.

 

10:27

(6-10): 2 Tweedy, 76 Caruth, 47 Sims, 39 Ruston, 21 Johnson.

 

10:27

105 Laps Completed – 20 Laps To Go (Top 5): 61 VanDoorn, 10 Dorer, 51 Kasten, 42 Finley, 81 Fisher Jr.

 

10:26

Comment From Linda Towler 

Behind you Kenzie!

 

10:26

51 Kasten fighting back on the inside for second with 10 Dorer.

 

10:26

Comment From Bob & Angie Dillner 

Wow. This is exciting on Speed51.com Radio. Go Becca!

 

10:26

10 Dorer slips by 51 Kasten for second and goes after 61 VanDoorn for the lead.

 

10:25

GREEN Flag back in the air….

 

10:25

61 VanDoorn again chooses the inside lane on this restart….

 

10:24

01 Braden again gets the Free Pass as the only car a lap or more down.

 

10:24

Comment From #10 fan 

Let’s go Dorer!

 

10:24

Comment From Wrenchman78 

Go becca go!!!

 

10:23

Top 10 remains the same…. 100 Laps in the books, still 25 remaining….

 

10:23

CAUTION Lap 100: 11 Genow spins in turn four.

 

10:22

100 Laps Completed – 25 Laps To Go….

 

10:22

61 VanDoorn gets a good jump as 10 Dorer looks to the inside of 51 Kasten for second.

 

10:22

GREEN Flag!!!!!

 

10:22

61 VanDoorn changes things up a bit as he’ll utilize the INSIDE lane on this restart which forces 51 Kasten to the high side.

 

10:21

131 Gullatta heads down pit road.

 

10:21

98 Laps Completed – 27 Laps To Go (Top 10): 61 VanDoorn, 51 Kasten, 10 Dorer, 42 Finley, 81 Fisher Jr., 2 Tweedy, 47 Sims, 11 Genow, 21 Johnson, 39 Ruston.

 

10:20

CAUTION Lap 98: 76 Caruth spins right in front of us at the start/finish line!

 

10:19

51 Kasten taking a peek to the high side!

 

10:19

10 Dorer finally gets by 42 Finley for third and sets his sights on teh two leaders.

 

10:19

95 Laps Completed – 30 Laps To Go (Top 5): 61 VanDoorn, 51 Kasten, 10 Dorer, 42 Finley, 81 Fisher Jr.

 

10:18

51 Kasten is looking high, looking low, trying to figure out a way around the Two-Time ARCA/CRA Super Series Champion and Current Points Leader.

 

10:17

90 Laps Completed – 35 Laps To Go (Top 5): 61 VanDoorn, 51 Kasten, 42 Finley, 10 Dorer, 81 Fisher Jr.

 

10:17

Behind them, 42 Finley and 10 Dorer continue to duke it out for third.

 

10:16

51 Kasten is right back on the back bumper of 61 VanDoorn and they’ll go at it again!

 

10:16

85 Laps Completed – 40 Laps To Go (Top 5): 61 VanDoorn, 51 Kasten, 42 Finley, 10 Dorer, 81 Fisher Jr.

 

10:16

10 Dorer to the inside of 42 Finley for the final podium position as they’re side by side.

 

10:15

81 Fisher Jr., and 2 Tweedy battle for fifth as Fisher Jr., takes the spot.

 

10:15

42 Finley and 10 Dorer now battling for third.

 

10:15

51 Kasten fights back on the inside and retakes the runner-up spot.

 

10:14

42 Finley around the outside of 51 Kasten for second!

 

10:14

We’re GREEN….

 

10:14

61 VanDoorn again chooses the outside lane on this restart.

 

10:13

79 Laps Completed – 46 Laps To Go (Top 10): 61 VanDoorn, 51 Kasten, 10 Dorer, 42 Finley, 2 Tweedy, 81 Fisher Jr., 47 Sims, 76 Caruth, 21 Johnson, 11 Genow.

(11-12): 131 Gullatta, 39 Ruston

01 Braden got the Free Pass, he is now 50 Laps down, but is now scored in 13th.

 

10:12

Contact between her and the 42 Finley according to spotters as they had been battling for fourth for over 30+ laps….

 

10:11

CAUTION Lap 79; 39 Ruston Spins in turn four.

 

10:10

51 Kasten can’t quite close that car length gap between her and 61 VanDoorn, the race leader.

 

10:10

75 Laps Completed – 50 Laps To Go (Top 5): 61 VanDoorn, 51 Kasten, 10 Dorer, 42 Finley, 39 Ruston.

 

10:09

10 Dorer is comfortably by himself in third as 42 Finley and 39 Ruston continue to battle for fourth.

 

10:09

51 Kasten is now within a car length of 61 VanDoorn.

 

10:09

47 Sims and 76 Caruth are eighth and ninth with 21 Johnson rounding out the top 10.

 

10:08

2 Tweedy and 81 Fisher Jr., battling for the sixth spot.

 

10:08

70 Laps Completed – 55 Laps To Go (Top 5): 61 VanDoorn, 51 Kasten, 10 Dorer, 42 Finley, 39 Ruston.

 

10:07

61 VanDoorn and 51 Kasten have pulled away from the rest of the pack to do battle amongst themselves.

 

10:06

1/2 WAY HOME – 63 Laps Completed – 62 Laps To Go (Top 10): 61 VanDoorn, 51 Kasten, 10 Dorer, 42 Finley, 39 Ruston, 2 Tweedy, 81 Fisher Jr., 47 Sims, 76 Caruth, 21 Johnson.

 

10:05

Battle continues for fourth between 42 Finley and 39 Ruston.

 

10:05

55 Laps Completed – 70 Laps To Go (Top 5): 61 VanDoorn, 51 Kasten, 10 Dorer, 42 Finley, 39 Ruston.

 

10:05

51 Kasten is slowly but surely reeling back in the leader, 61 VanDoorn.

 

10:04

39 Ruston to the inside of 42 Finley for fourth, nothing doing as Finley SLAMS the door going into turn one.

 

10:04

51 Kasten has gotten away from 10 Dorer and regroups to go after 61 VanDoorn for the lead.

 

10:03

131 Gullatta and 11 Genow are the only other cars left on the  lead lap as 01 Braden pulls back onto the track, but he is a ton of laps down.

 

10:03

50 Laps Completed – 75 Laps To Go (Top 10): 61 VanDoorn, 51 Kasten, 10 Dorer, 42 Finley, 39 Ruston, 2 Tweedy, 76 Caruth, 47 Sims, 81 Fisher Jr., 21 Johnson.

 

10:02

61 VanDoorn has pulled away to a slight advantage over 51 Kasten who has a back bumper full of 10 Dorer.

 

10:02

Battle is for fourth between 42 Finley and 39 Ruston.

 

10:01

39 Ruston is now in the top five after starting 10th.

 

10:01

45 Laps Completed – 80 Laps To Go (Top 5): 61 VanDoorn, 51 Kasten, 10 Dorer, 42 Finley, 39 Ruston.

 

10:01

Give third spot to 10 Dorer.

 

10:01

10 Dorer got a great jump as he moves outside of 42 Finley for third as 47 Sims falls back.

 

10:00

GREEN Flag back out….

 

10:00

81 Fisher Jr., returns to the track.

 

10:00

One Lap to go signal given….

 

9:59

61 VanDoorn chooses the outside lane on this restart which forces 51 Kasten to the inside.

 

9:58

Free Pass went to 11 Genow.

 

9:58

21 Johnson now up to 10th.

 

9:58

Several other cars dropped out during that green flag run including: 1 Leeck, 7 McManus, 84 Niewiek, 16 Hettinger, and 64 Wyatt.

 

9:57

81 Fisher Jr., heads down pit road.

 

9:57

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9:57

21 Johnson is the only other car on the lead lap as the Birch Run, MI native and hometown favorite is 11th.

 

9:56

41 Laps Completed – 84 Laps To Go (Top 10): 61 VanDoorn, 51 Kasten, 47 Sims, 42 Finley, 10 Dorer, 39 Ruston, 2 Tweedy, 76 Caruth, 81 Fisher Jr., 131 Gullatta.

 

9:55

CAUTION Lap 41; 43 Zorn spins on the frontstretch….

 

9:55

(6-10): 39 Ruston, 2 Tweedy, 76 Caruth, 81 Fisher Jr., 131 Gullatta.

 

9:55

40 Laps Completed – 85 Laps To Go (Top 5): 61 VanDoorn, 51 Kasten, 47 Sims, 42 Finley, 10 Dorer.

 

9:54

20 Campbell is now well off the pace and will duck down onto pit road.

 

9:54

20 Campbell has gone a lap down!

 

9:54

35 Laps Completed – 90 Laps To Go (Top 5): 61 VanDoorn, 51 Kasten, 47 Sims, 42 Finley, 10 Dorer.

 

9:53

20 Campbell has fallen off the pace and is all the way back to 14th.

 

9:53

Last car on the lead lap is 21 Johnson.

 

9:53

30 Laps Completed 95 Laps To Go (Top 5): 61 VanDoorn, 51 Kasten, 47 Sims, 42 Finley, 10 Dorer.

 

9:52

47 Sims skates by 42 Finley for third.

 

9:52

51 Kasten has to tuck back in behind 61 VanDoorn for now.

 

9:52

11 Genow in front of the leaders.

 

9:52

51 Kasten to the inside of 61 VanDoorn for the lead!

 

9:52

61 VanDoorn and 51 Kasten remain glued to each other as they occupy the same real estate all over the track.

 

9:51

43 Zorn goes down a lap, last car on the lead lap is 11 Genow.

 

9:51

10 Dorer slips by 20 Campbell to climb back into the top five.

 

9:51

25 Laps Completed – 100 Laps To Go (Top 10): 61 VanDoorn, 51 Kasten, 42 Finley, 47 Sims, 20 Campbell, 10 Dorer, 2 Tweedy, 39 Ruston, 76 Caruth, 81 Fisher Jr.

 

9:50

42 Finley and 47 Sims now in a battle for third.

 

9:50

61 VanDoorn and 51 Kasten are glued to each others bumpers as they negotiate through the last cars on the lead lap.

 

9:49

84 Niewiek with engine problems is now on pit road.

 

9:49

20 Laps Completed – 105 Laps To Go (Top 5): 61 VanDoorn, 51 Kasten, 42 Finley, 47 Sims, 20 Campbell.

 

9:48

64 Wyatt pulls off the track.

 

9:48

Now she pulls right up to the 61 VanDoorn and the battle is on for the lead!

 

9:48

Give second spot to 51 Kasten.

 

9:48

51 Kasten has caught up to the back bumper of 42 Finley and the battle is on for second.

 

9:47

01 Braden is still on pit road.

 

9:47

61 VanDoorn to the inside and TAKES THE LEAD on lap 11.

 

9:47

10 Laps Completed – 115 Laps To Go (Top 5): 42 Finley, 61 VanDoorn, 51 Kasten, 47 Sims, 20 Campbell.

 

9:46

61 VanDoorn takes a look to the inside of 42 Finley for the lead!

 

9:46

51 Kasten in third and is reeling in the two leaders in a hurry.

 

9:46

61 VanDoorn is following 42 Finley’s tire tracks all over this 4/10s mile.

 

9:45

10 Dorer slips all the way back to sixth after getting sideways.

 

9:45

5 Laps Completed – 120 Laps To Go (Top 5): 42 Finley, 61 VanDoorn, 47 Sima, 51 Kasten, 20 Campbell.

 

9:45

Battle for third between 10 Dorer and 47 Sims.

 

9:45

42 Finley gets a GOOD jump on 61 VanDoorn and will lead lap 2.

 

9:44

GREEN Flag is back out….

 

9:43

Double File Restarts are the norm in Champion Racing Association competition as 42 Finley elects the outside lane which forces second place car, 61 VanDoorn to the inside.

 

9:42

01 Braden pulls onto the adjoining 1/3 mile which will serve as pit road, for service.

 

9:42

1 Lap Completed – 124 Laps To Go (Top 5): 42 Finley, 61 VanDoorn, 10  Dorer, 47 Sims, 51 Kasten.

 

9:41

CAUTION Lap 1: 01 Braden stopped in turn two.

 

9:41

01 Braden all kinds of sideways going into turns 1-2 and comes to rest in turn 2.

 

9:41

42 Finley to lead lap 1.

 

9:40

Chad Finley and Travis Braden lead the field into turns 3-4, Chief Starter Robert Tower has the green flag in hand and WE ARE RACING….

 

9:39

Two Lap to go signal being given….

 

9:39

Wave Lap…. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

9:36

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9:36

A reminder, we are LIVE with the Radio Broadcast of tonights main event for the ARCA/CRA Super Series as the Voice of Dixie Motor Speedway, Chris Fobbe will have the call of the race this evening: http://www.speed51.com/2012_Stories/CRA/CRA_radio.html

 

9:35

The field is now moving around the 4/10s (0.400) mile progressively banked paved oval on their pace laps.

 

9:34

Rob Draper of Draper Automotive Group gives the command and the engines have fired….

 

9:32

Waiting on the command to fire the engines for the Mid-Michigan Toyota Dealers / Draper 125; Race #10 of the 2012 Racing Season for the ARCA/CRA Super Series.

 

9:30

ARCA/CRA Super Series – Mid-Michigan Toyota Dealers / Draper 125 Starting Line-Up

Row 1: 42 Chad Finley —- 01 Travis Braden
Row 2: 61 Johnny VanDoorn —- 10 Steve Dorer
Row 3: 51 Becca Kasten —- 47 Jordan Sims
Row 4: 20 Brian Campbell —- 131 Nick Gullatta
Row 5: 2 Kenny Tweedy —- 39 Kenzie Ruston
Row 6: 81 Terry Fisher Jr. —- 76 Nate Caruth
Row 7: 16 Chris Hettinger —- 11 Curt Genow
Row 8: 84 Jay Niewiek —- 7 David McManus
Row 9: 21 Robbie Johnson —- 43 Pat Zorn
Row 10: 1 Dan Leeck —- 64 Andrew Wyatt

 

9:29

Comment From RevLee 

Caruth will take the lead on lap 118 and take the win.

 

9:29

Comment From Lenny 

Kenzie Ruston #39,Go get em tonight girl

 

9:28

Comment From Kelsey 

Bring it home baby! Love you #42

 

9:28

Comment From TheStig 

Nick Gullata

 

9:28

Comment From Fishface 

Van Doorn is my pick, pulling for Campbell to win though. He had the car to beat at IRP last Friday and got dumped by the 7

 

9:28

Comment From Jason yoing 

Travis braden.. been a tough few wks.. and u will never find a better harder worker than this young man he deserves everything he gets.. GO TBM

 

9:28

Comment From Bob & Angie Dillner 

Great coverage from the Speed51.com team today. Angie & I wish we could be there, but we are rooting on Becca Kasten in our #51. Go get ’em!

 

9:21

Let’s here from you Race Fans, Who You Got to Win the Mid-Michigan Toyota Dealers / Draper 125?

 

9:21

Comment From Kelsey 

Being me a win home baby. Love you #42

 

9:19

Comment From MJ 

Good Luck, goes out to Travis Braden from your friends and family back home in WV.

 

9:18

We are Now LIVE with the LIVE Radio Broadcast of tonights main event for the ARCA/CRA Super Series as the Voice of Dixie Motor Speedway, Chris Fobbe will have the call of the race this evening: http://www.speed51.com/2012_Stories/CRA/CRA_radio.html

 

9:16

Comment From Florida racing fan 

Good luck Steve Dorer. Let’s bring the trophy back to the Sunshine State!

 

9:16

As Kurt mentioned; Tomorrow (Saturday, August 4th) the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance will be at the famed Berlin Raceway located west of Grand Rapids in Marne, Michigan for Race #10 of the 2012 racing season; The Berlin 100 Presented by JEGS.com & Boyne Machine Company.

Speed51.com will be on hand on the other side of the Great Lakes State with Trackside Now Coverage starting at 12:00p.m., as well as the LIVE Radio Broadcast of the entire night of racing starting at 7:00p.m.

 

9:15

www.berlinraceway.com

 

 

9:15

Comment From Kurt – Berlin 

Been following along all day on Speed 51. Thanks for the great coverage! Good luck everyone and we will see most of you tomorrow! Why not make it a doubleheader race fans. CRA Jegs all star tour tomorrow night at Berlin!

 

9:14

Autograph Session is about wrapping up as fans have been asked to head back to their seats.

 

9:12

A great crowd on both sides of the front stretch. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

9:11

A great crowd here tonight. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

9:09

Kenzie Ruston grants an Autograph Request. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

9:07

Steve Dorer has been a popular stop during the Autograph Session. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

9:03

Chad Finley signs an autograph for a young fan. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

8:59

Becca Kasten signing autographs. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

8:47

Fans have been let out onto the track for 30 minutes.

 

8:46

20 Super Late Models & 22 Winged Sprint Cars are here for Big One X “10” (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

8:41

Winged Sprint Cars and Template Super Late Models together…. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

8:39

It is a packed house here at Dixie Motor Speedway. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

8:35

We’re going to head down and chat with the drivers and shoot some photos while we’re down there. We’ll be back in a little while….

 

8:33

It’s now time for the Autograph Session as all 20 of the ARCA/CRA Super Series Teams and the 22 Auto Value Super Sprint Cars Series Teams will park on the frontstretch to all the fans in the grandstands to meet and greet the cars and stars of both touring series’.

 

8:31

Remainder of the Order of Events for Friday, August 3rd, 2012

ARCA/CRA Super Series and Auto Value Super Sprint Series Front-Stretch Autograph Session (Approximately 30 Minutes) 

ARCA/CRA Super Series – Mid-Michigan Toyota Dealers / Draper 125
Auto Value Sprint Cars 30 Lap Feature
Factory Stock Feature 25 Lap Feature
Bomber Feature 20 Lap Feature

 

8:30

Factory Stocks Heat 2 Winner: 1 Al Boitel Jr.

 

8:28

Factory Stocks Heat 1 Winner: 2 Jim Severn

 

8:24

Short track drivers, crew chiefs and team members from across the country will have two opportunities this winter to take their on-track performance to the next level as GRIP Seminars announces events in Columbus, OH, November 2-4, 2012 and Portland, ME, February 15-17, 2013.

Building on the success of last year’s inaugural GRIP Seminar, these seminars will offer short track racers the opportunity to sit in on courses covering topics such as setup basics, tires, bump stops, shocks, geometry, spotting, social media and more. By joining the GRIP Contingency Program on Facebook (link below), you can earn free credits to upcoming seminars!

Eighteen courses led by industry experts and insiders are offered with packages available that allow you to pick only the courses you want or a complete “checkered flag” package for all 18 courses.

For more information and to register for a seminar, visitwww.gripseminars.com and be sure to “Like” GRIP Seminars on Facebook, www.facebook.com/gripseminars.

 

8:24

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8:18

Bomber Heat Race Winners:
Heat 1: 80 Gerry Persails Jr.
Heat 2: 26 Doug Wirsing

 

8:14

The biggest Outlaw Super Late Models race in the country is coming on Wednesday, August 15th at Kalamazoo Speedway in Kalamazoo, Michigan; Kalamazoo Klash XX.

Speed51.com will be on hand with Trackside Now Coverage as well as the LIVE Radio Broadcast of the event.

 

8:13

www.kalamazoospeedway.com

 

 

8:08

Tomorrow (Saturday, August 4th) the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance will be at the famed Berlin Raceway located west of Grand Rapids in Marne, Michigan for Race #10 of the 2012 racing season; The Berlin 100 Presented by JEGS.com & Boyne Machine Company.

Speed51.com will be on hand on the other side of the Great Lakes State with Trackside Now Coverage starting at 12:00p.m., as well as the LIVE Radio Broadcast of the entire night of racing starting at 7:00p.m.

 

8:07

www.berlinraceway.com

 

 

8:07

Tonight’s Speed51.com Trackside Now coverage and LIVE Radio Broadcast from Dixie Motor Speedway is presented by McGunegill Engine Performance of Muncie, Indiana.

MEP has been a leader in developing high performance, cost effective race engine solutions. The family run business, now owned and operated by DeWaine McGunegill, has led the development of the highly successful Sealed Engine program for Super Late Models in the last nine years. Their innovative Sealed Engine package has drastically cut the cost of purchasing a competitive Super Late Model engine. McGunegill Engine Performance has also been a top builder and rebuilder of crate engines competing in Pro Late Model divisions including the ARCA/CRA Super Series & JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by GM Performance Parts for several years.

For more on McGunegill Engine Performance visit their website at: www.mcgunegillengines.com

 

8:06

www.mcgunegillengines.com

 

 

8:06

Preliminary Heat Races are under way for the tracks weekly divisions of Bombers & Factory Stocks.

 

8:06

Comment From RevLee 

Good Luck tonight to Nate and the whole Lorz Motorsports team. Go Nate!

 

7:58

Comment From @MikeyDillon 

Best wishes to @BeccaKasten and to all the BDI Team tonight, and a BIG Thanks to @bobdillner for this Speed51.com so that we are able to follow the young and upcoming talents in this sport!

 

7:58

Auto Value Super Sprint Cars Series Heat 3 Winner: 07 Ryan Litt

 

7:52

Auto Value Super Sprint Cars Series Heat 2 Winner: 61 Kevin Feeney

 

7:46

Auto Value Super Sprint Cars Series Heat 1 Winner: 64 Tanner Swanson.

 

7:46

ARCA/CRA Super Series – Mid-Michigan Toyota Dealers / Draper 125 Starting Line-Up

Row 1: 42 Chad Finley —- 01 Travis Braden
Row 2: 61 Johnny VanDoorn —- 10 Steve Dorer
Row 3: 51 Becca Kasten —- 47 Jordan Sims
Row 4: 20 Brian Campbell —- 131 Nick Gullatta
Row 5: 2 Kenny Tweedy —- 39 Kenzie Ruston
Row 6: 81 Terry Fisher Jr. —- 76 Nate Caruth
Row 7: 16 Chris Hettinger —- 11 Curt Genow
Row 8: 84 Jay Niewiek —- 7 David McManus
Row 9: 21 Robbie Johnson —- 43 Pat Zorn
Row 10: 1 Dan Leeck —- 64 Andrew Wyatt

 

7:43

The ARCA/CRA Super Series Inversion was a three (3) which will put Chad Finley and Travis Braden on the front row for the Mid-Michigan Toyota Dealers / Draper 125.

 

7:42

Invocation and National Anthem are complete, the Auto Value Super Sprints Heat Races are first as the first of three Heats are being pushed off.

 

7:41

ARCA/CRA Super Series – EDCO Welding Qualifying Results

1. 61 Johnny VanDoorn 15.216 – 94.637mph
2. 01 Travis Braden 15.264
3. 42 Chad Finley 15.268
4. 10 Steve Dorer 15.323
5. 51 Becca Kasten 15.333
6. 47 Jordan Sims 15.371
7. 20 Brian Campbell 15.433
8. 131 Nick Gullatta 15.485
9. 2 Kenny Tweedy 15.501
10. 39 Kenzie Ruston 15.502
11. 81 Terry Fisher Jr. 15.528
12. 76 Nate Caruth 15.641
13. 16 Chris Hettinger 15.819
14. 11 Curt Genow 15.841
15. 84 Jay Niewiek 15.867
16. 7 David McManus 16.054
17. 21 Robbie Johnson 16.077
18. 43 Pat Zorn 16.231
19. 1 Dan Leeck 16.325
20. 64 Andrew Wyatt 16.357

 

7:35

Pre-Race Ceremonies have started….

 

7:28

That will complete EDCO Welding Qualifying, Johnny VanDoorn Wins his second Fast Qualifier Award of the Season…. Complete Results coming soon….

At this time we’re going to shut down the Radio Broadcast, but we’ll bring it back for Feature time later this evening….

 

7:27

39 Kenzie Ruston – El Reno, Oklahoma – Wholesale Tire Brokers / Toyota
Lap 1: 15.514
Lap 2: 15.502
BEST: 15.502

 

7:27

84 Jay Niewiek – Cutlerville, Michigan – T.A.A.G. Incorporated / Ford
Lap 1: 15.923
Lap 2: 15.867
BEST: 15.867

 

7:26

2 Kenny Tweedy – Greenville, Indiana – Ferguson Brothers Construction / Chevrolet
Lap 1: 15.514
Lap 2: 15.501
BEST: 15.501

 

7:25

76 Nate Caruth – Ames, Iowa – Brella Sports Group / Ford
Lap 1: 15.748
Lap 2: 15.641
BEST: 15.641

 

7:24

01 Travis Braden – Wheeling, West Virginia – Senneker Performance / Chevrolet
Lap 1: 15.311
Lap 2: 15.264
BEST: (2nd FASTEST)

 

7:23

7 David McManus – Clio, Michigan – Auto Body Complete / Chevrolet
Lap 1: 16.102
Lap 2: 16.054
BEST: 16.054

 

7:22

131 Nick Gullatta – North Canton, Ohio – R&D Racing / Chevrolet
Lap 1: 15.513
Lap 2: 15.485
BEST: 15.485

 

7:21

61 Johnny VanDoorn – Coopersville, Michigan – JEGS.com / Chevrolet
Lap 1: 15.258
Lap 2: 15.216
BEST: 15.216 (FAST TIME)

 

7:20

42 Chad Finley – DeWitt, Michigan – AutoParts2020.com / Ford
Lap 1: 15.308
Lap 2: 15.268
BEST: 15.268 (FAST TIME)

 

7:19

47 Jordan Sims – Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario / Canada – Sims Custom Countertops / Chevrolet
Lap 1: 15.424
Lap 2: 15.371
BEST: 15.371 (3rd FASTEST)

 

7:18

43 Pat Zorn – St. Clair, Michigan – High Performance Motorsports / Chevrolet
Lap 1: 16.231
Lap 2: 16.387
BEST: 16.231

 

7:17

16 Chris Hettinger – Dryden, Michigan – PassTimeUSA.com / Chevrolet
Lap 1: 16.102
Lap 2: 15.819
BEST: 15.819 (5th FASTEST)

 

7:16

51 Becca Kasten – Mequon, Wisconsin – Speed51.com / Chevrolet
Lap 1: 15.333
Lap 2: 15.452
BEST: 15.333 (2nd FASTEST)

 

7:15

10 Steve Dorer – Lakeland, Florida – Racecar Engineering / Chevrolet
Lap 1: 15.391
Lap 2: 15.323
BEST: 15.323 (FAST TIME)

 

7:14

11 Curt Genow – Bay City, Michigan – Wilson’s Marine / Chevrolet
Lap 1: 15.986
Lap 2: 15.841
BEST: 15.841 (3rd FASTEST)

 

7:13

20 Brian Campbell – Wyoming, Michigan – K.B.R. Development / Ford
Lap 1: 15.532
Lap 2: 15.433
BEST: 15.433 (FAST TIME)

 

7:12

1 Dan Leeck – Birch Run, Michigan – Racecar Engineering / Chevrolet
Lap 1: 16.455
Lap 2: 16.325
BEST: 16.325

 

7:11

81 Terry Fisher Jr. – Ossian, Indiana – Crown Spray Power / Chevrolet
Lap 1: 15.570
Lap 2: 15.528
BEST: 15.528 (FAST TIME)

 

7:10

64 Andrew Wyatt – Richmond, Michigan – Sparks Tune-Up / Chevrolet
Lap 1: 16.481
Lap 2: 16.357
BEST: 16.357

 

7:09

21 Robbie Johnson – Birch Run, Michigan – Bus Stop Inn / Ford
Lap 1: 16.216
Lap 2: 16.077
BEST: 16.077

 

7:08

And here we go….

 

7:07

Also BONUS COVERAGE on the Speed51.com LIVE Radio Broadcast as the Voice of Dixie Motor Speedway, Chris Fobbe will have the call for tonight’s events involving the ARCA/CRA Super Series….  http://www.speed51.com/2012_Stories/CRA/CRA_radio.html

 

7:06

EDCO Welding Qualifying is next for the ARCA/CRA Super Series….

Here’s how it’s going to look on Trackside Now….

Car # / Driver / Hometown / Sponsor / Make
Lap 1:
Lap 2:
BEST:

 

7:05

The biggest Outlaw Super Late Models race in the country is coming on Wednesday, August 15th at Kalamazoo Speedway in Kalamazoo, Michigan; Kalamazoo Klash XX.

Speed51.com will be on hand with Trackside Now Coverage as well as the LIVE Radio Broadcast of the event.

 

7:05

www.kalamazoospeedway.com

 

 

7:03

Auto Value Super Sprints Qualifying has completed. Those Results will be Available in a little while as EDCO Welding Qualifying is up next for the ARCA/CRA Super Series.

 

7:00

Short track drivers, crew chiefs and team members from across the country will have two opportunities this winter to take their on-track performance to the next level as GRIP Seminars announces events in Columbus, OH, November 2-4, 2012 and Portland, ME, February 15-17, 2013.

Building on the success of last year’s inaugural GRIP Seminar, these seminars will offer short track racers the opportunity to sit in on courses covering topics such as setup basics, tires, bump stops, shocks, geometry, spotting, social media and more. By joining the GRIP Contingency Program on Facebook (link below), you can earn free credits to upcoming seminars!

Eighteen courses led by industry experts and insiders are offered with packages available that allow you to pick only the courses you want or a complete “checkered flag” package for all 18 courses.

For more information and to register for a seminar, visit www.gripseminars.com and be sure to “Like” GRIP Seminars on Facebook, www.facebook.com/gripseminars.

 

7:00

www.gripseminars.com

 

 

6:58

www.mcgunegillengines.com

 

 

6:57

Auto Value Super Sprint Cars Series Qualifying Continues on Speed51.com’s LIVE Radio Broadcast…. Some BONUS COVERAGE from Dixie Motor Speedway…. http://www.speed51.com/2012_Stories/CRA/CRA_radio.html

 

6:48

Factory Stocks Qualifying Results

1.  9 Jim Miller Jr. 16.594
2. 88 Tom Renner 16.662
3. 28 John Leonard 16.732
4. 1 Al Boitel Jr. 16.736
5. 50 Jay Woolworth 16.791
6. 22 Mike Mosier 16.836
7. 23 Chris Stearns 16.857
8. 13 Mike Wirsing 16.871
9. 007 Rick Osborn Jr. 16.928
10. 12 Nick Lechota 16.929
11. 2 Jim Severn 16.942
12. 57 Maverick Morrow 16.999
13. 77 Jason Hitsman 17.608
14. 21 Dan Engel NO TIME

 

6:46

Bombers Qualifying Results

1. 50 Jake Thompson 18.156
2. 05 Andrew Burton 18.243
3. 49 Cam Hiltz 18.244
4. 24 Mike Wines 18.296
5. 56 Craig Bastien 18.415
6. 24 Tiffany Tabor 18.461
7. 5 Eric Lake 18.534
8. 26 Doug Wirsing 18.731
9. 07 Joyce DerMiner 18.950
10. x07 Rick Kiger 19.006
11. 23 Scott Platz 19.020
12. 80 Gerry Persails Jr. 19.058
13. 77 Mike Briggs 19.080
14. 0 Ray DerMiner 19.160
15. 6 Brittany Crews 19.672
15. 54 Randy Clayton 20.065

 

6:46

Comment From Lenny 

Speed 51 you guys rock

 

6:37

We will have Trackside Now Coverage of the ARCA/CRA Super Series when they come out for EDCO Welding Qualifying. In the meantime, enjoy the Bonus Coverage of Auto Value Super Sprint Cars Series Qualifying courtesy of the Voice of AVSS, Tom Hartsell.

 

6:36

BONUS COVERAGE:

We’re going to Fire Up the LIVE Radio Broadcast for Qualifying for both the Auto Value Super Sprint Cars Series as well as EDCO Welding Qualifying for the ARCA/CRA Super Series….

Listen in on the link below: http://www.speed51.com/2012_Stories/CRA/CRA_radio.html

 

6:29

2012 Little 500 Winner Brian Tyler is behind the wheek of the famed #42 Tony Nosal Motorsports entry that has earned 12 Auto Value Super Sprint Cars Series Championships with a plethora of stout competitors. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

6:22

74-year-old Hank Lower, another member of the Michigan Motorsports Hall of Fame, still competes in the Auto Value Super Sprint Car Series. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

6:19

Michigan Motorsports Hall of Fame driver Jay Woolworth still competes in the Factory Stocks division at 75 years old. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

6:18

One of the Bombers competitors here at Dixie, Gerry Persails Jr., drives an El Camino. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

6:14

Two-Time Series Champion & Current Points Leader Johnny VanDoorn swept both Practice Sessions in Birch Run, Michigan. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

6:11

ARCA/CRA Super Series Teams lined up in the pits waiting to head out to Qualify. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

5:43

We’re going to take some time now to Feed & Water ourselves before the start of EDCO Welding Qualifying for the ARCA/CRA Super Series which will start at approximately 6:45p.m….

 

5:41

Tomorrow (Saturday, August 4th) the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance will be at the famed Berlin Raceway located west of Grand Rapids in Marne, Michigan for Race #10 of the 2012 racing season; The Berlin 100 Presented by JEGS.com & Boyne Machine Company.

Speed51.com will be on hand on the other side of the Great Lakes State with Trackside Now Coverage starting at 12:00p.m., as well as the LIVE Radio Broadcast of the entire night of racing starting at 7:00p.m.

 

5:41

www.berlinraceway.com

 

 

5:39

Remainder of the Order of Events for Friday, August 3rd, 2012

Local Divisions Qualifying – 5:50
Auto Value Super Sprint Series Qualifying
ARCA/CRA Super Series Qualifying

Dixie Drivers Meeting – 7:00
Invocation and National Anthem – 7:30

Race Program
Auto Value Super Sprint Series Heats
Local Divisions Heats 7:30
ARCA/CRA Super Series and Auto Value Super Sprint Series Front-Stretch Autograph Session

ARCA/CRA Super Series – Mid-Michigan Toyota Dealers / Draper 125
Auto Value Sprint Cars 30 Lap Feature
Factory Stock Feature 25 Lap Feature
Bomber Feature 20 Lap Feature

 

5:39

www.mcgunegillengines.com

 

 

5:39

Practice is about to wrap up for the tracks weekly divisions of Factory Stocks (Similar to Street Stocks around the country) and Bombers (Similar to Pure Stocks around the country)

 

5:33

Chad Finley, Kenzie Ruston, and Jay Niewiek are the three double-duty drivers this weekend who will be at Berlin Raceway in Marne, Michigan tomorrow (Saturday, August 4th) for the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance Race; The Berlin 100 Presented by JEGS.com & Boyne Machine Company.

The #16 driven tonight by Chris Hettinger will be piloted tomorrow by Outlaw Super Late Models standout, Mike Root.

The #20 driven tonight by Brian Campbell will be driven tomorrow at Berlin by Car Owner and Berlin Promoter, Mike Bursley.

 

5:33

Comment From Guest 

who are the people doing double duty this week? Also is it true brian campbell and his team owner are switching duty’s tomorrow at Berlin?

 

5:31

Comment From Angie Mac 

Im sad Im not there, but Im keeping up from SC in the A/C. I wish all my buddies good luck but Im gonna have to ride with the ladies tonight, Kenzie and Becca! #doitladies

 

5:18

Tyler, who calls Parma, Michigan home also races in the USAC Silver Crown Series and is a former multi-time Auto Value Super Sprint Cars Series Champion.

 

5:17

Yes indeed, it is a treat for us full-fended fans to see reigning Little 500 Champion, Brian Tyler making his first appearance in a Winged Sprint Car in a number of seasons.

 

5:16

Comment From Fishface 

2006 & 2012 Little 500 winner Brian Tyler running a winged sprint, cool.

 

5:15

Today’s Speed51.com Trackside Now coverage and LIVE Radio Broadcast from Dixie Motor Speedway is presented by McGunegill Engine Performance of Muncie, Indiana.

MEP has been a leader in developing high performance, cost effective race engine solutions. The family run business, now owned and operated by DeWaine McGunegill, has led the development of the highly successful Sealed Engine program for Super Late Models in the last nine years. Their innovative Sealed Engine package has drastically cut the cost of purchasing a competitive Super Late Model engine. McGunegill Engine Performance has also been a top builder and rebuilder of crate engines competing in Pro Late Model divisions including the ARCA/CRA Super Series & JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by GM Performance Parts for several years.

For more on McGunegill Engine Performance visit their website at: www.mcgunegillengines.com

 

5:15

www.mcgunegillengines.com

 

 

5:09

ARCA/CRA Super Series Practice #2 Results

1. 61 Johnny VanDoorn 15.351 – 93.805mph
2. 20 Brian Campbell 15.543
3. 51 Becca Kasten 15.626
4. 39 Kenzie Ruston 15.639
5. 131 Nick Gullatta 15.673
6. 10 Steve Dorer 15.737
7. 42 Chad Finley 15.804
8. 81 Terry Fisher Jr. 15.814
9. 47 Jordan Sims 15.857
10. 01 Travis Braden 15.858
11. 2 Kenny Tweedy 15.885
12. 76 Nate Caruth 15.901
13. 1 Dan Leeck 16.160
14. 21 Robbie Johnson 16.211
15. 11 Curt Genow 16.229
16. 16 Chris Hettinger 16.287
17. 84 Jay Niewiek 16.298
18. 64 Andrew Wyatt 16.356
19. 43 Pat Zorn 16.578
20. 7 David McManus NO TIME

 

5:06

The Auto Value Super Sprint Cars Series is back on the track for their second and final Practice Session and they will be followed by the tracks weekly divisions of Factory Stocks & Bombers.

 

5:05

In addition to Trackside Now Coverage that you are watching now, don’t forget the LIVE Radio Broadcast of tonights main event for the ARCA/CRA Super Series as the Voice of Dixie Motor Speedway, Chris Fobbe will have the call of the race this evening http://www.speed51.com/2012_Stories/CRA/CRA_radio.html

 

5:04

Practice is now complete, Johnny VanDoorn was the quickest car in Practice once again. Those Practice Times will be coming momentarily.

 

5:02

Hettinger is know primarily for his open-wheeled portion of his career as he is an accomplished Midgets car pilot as well as a Winged Sprint cars driver. This is a rare appearance in a full fendered machine for the Dryden, Michigan driver, the owner of Outlaw Shock Company.

 

5:01

The car that Hettinger is driving is also entered in the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance event tomorrow (Saturday, August 4th) at Berlin Raceway as Outlaw Super Late Models standout, Mike Root will make his template bodied Super Late Model debut in the #16.

Root won the 47th annual Dixie Classic 100 last month here at Dixie and last weekend won the Stan Yee Memorial 150 down at Flat Rock Speedway. He’s also the ARCA Allegiant Air Glass City Gold Cup Outlaw Super Late Models Series Points Leader.

 

4:58

16 Chris Hettinger makes his first appearance of the afternoon on the track.

 

4:57

Less than five minutes left in this Final Practice for the ARCA/CRA Super Series. Top 5 remains the same….

 

4:53

The Track Record in Birch Run, Michigan for the ARCA/CRA Super Series was set last year in the series’ only other appearance in Eastern Michigan as Brian Campbell turned a 15.187 back on August 19th, 2011. That lap measures out to 94.818mph around this 4/10s (0.400) mile progressively banked paved oval.

 

4:51

Top 5 remains: 61 VanDoorn, 20 Campbell, 51 Kasten, 131 Gullatta, 10 Dorer.

 

4:49

7 David McManus and 16 Chris Hettinger have yet to turn laps today in either Practice Session as there’s only 10 minutes left in this Final one.

 

4:48

20 Campbell jumps up to second over 51 Kasten who remains third.

 

4:46

15 Minutes in and 15 Minutes to go in this Final Practice (Top 5): 61 VanDoorn (15.351), 51 Kasten, 20 Campbell, 131 Gullatta, 10 Dorer.

 

4:45

From Left to Right: Hannah Kern, Greg Wood, Glenn Luckett, and Scott Menlen monitor ARCA/CRA Super Series Final Practice. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

4:42

Comment From Matt W. 

Enroute to Dixie for the show… can’t wait! One of my favorites of the racing season

 

4:42

New Group out and they are: 39 Ruston, 11 Genow, 131 Gullatta, and 84 Niewiek.

 

4:41

Aerial View of Dixie Motor Speedway taken prior to the Tech Building being constructed in 2008.

 

 

4:40

Early Top 5: 51 Kasten, 131 Gullatta, 10 Dorer, 20 Campbell, 42 Finley.

 

4:40

That would be 18-year-old Travis Braden, the 2011 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Rookie of the Year who’s currently second in the chase for the 2012 Boyne Machine Rookie of the Year title in the ARCA/CRA Super Series. He’s also fifth overall in the season long points chase.

 

4:39

Comment From Lenny 

Who is the youngest driver in the field?

 

4:38

Next group coming out are: 64 Andrew Wyatt, 20 Brian Campbell, 2 Kenny Tweedy, 42 Chad Finley, 01 Travis Braden, 51 Becca Kasten, 131 Nick Gullatta, and 81 Terry Fisher Jr.

 

4:37

Cars making there way out for Practice. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

4:33

On the track includes; 84 Jay Niewiek, 39 Kenzie Ruston, 10 Steve Dorer, 43 Pat Zorn, 21 Robbie Johnson, 47 Jordan Sims, 11 Curt Genow, and 76 Nate Caruth.

 

4:32

The ARCA/CRA Super Series is back out for their second and final Practice Session. This will run from now until 5:00p.m.

 

4:31

A little history about Dixie Motor Speedway….

Dixie Motor Speedway has been a showcase of Auto Racing Talent from its beginning in 1949.

Many a driver, now household names, have graced the asphalt (and dirt) at The Dixie during their formative years. Names like: Benny Parsons, Mickey Catlin, Cy Fairchild, Gordon Johncock, Mel Kenyon, Don Biederman, Randy Sweet, Parnelli Jones, Junior Hanley, Bob Senneker, Ed Howe, Joy Fair, Mike Eddy, Dennis Berry, Jim Terrill, Gary Fedewa, and many more are drivers who were and are the best of the best.

The face of Dixie changed forever when the new 4/10-mile highbanked track was added in 2003. A major undertaking to be sure; it was the only new track to be built in Michigan in decades. Along with the D-shaped oval, all-new state of the art lighting by Qualite Sports lighting was installed by Helm Electric. A new Daktronics scoreboard was added a few years later to help the drivers know who was chasing them.

 

4:24

Remainder of the Order of Events for Friday, August 3rd, 2012

ARCA/CRA Super Series Practice #2- 4:30 – 5:00
Auto Value Super Sprint Series #2 – 5:00-5:20
Local Divisions Practice #2 – 5:20- 5:40
Local Divisions Qualifying – 5:50
Auto Value Super Sprint Series Qualifying
ARCA/CRA Super Series Qualifying

Dixie Drivers Meeting – 7:00
Invocation and National Anthem – 7:30

Race Program
Auto Value Super Sprint Series Heats
Local Divisions Heats 7:30
ARCA/CRA Super Series and Auto Value Super Sprint Series Front-Stretch Autograph Session

ARCA/CRA Super Series – Mid-Michigan Toyota Dealers / Draper 125
Auto Value Sprint Cars 30 Lap Feature
Factory Stock Feature 25 Lap Feature
Bomber Feature 20 Lap Feature

 

4:18

A reminder that tomorrow (Saturday, August 4th) the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance will be at the famed Berlin Raceway located west of Grand Rapids in Marne, Michigan for Race #10 of the 2012 racing season; The Berlin 100 Presented by JEGS.com & Boyne Machine Company.

Speed51.com will be on hand on the other side of the Great Lakes State with Trackside Now Coverage starting at 12:00p.m., as well as the LIVE Radio Broadcast of the entire night of racing starting at 7:00p.m.

 

4:17

www.berlinraceway.com

 

 

4:15

Short track drivers, crew chiefs and team members from across the country will have two opportunities this winter to take their on-track performance to the next level as GRIP Seminars announces events in Columbus, OH, November 2-4, 2012 and Portland, ME, February 15-17, 2013.

Building on the success of last year’s inaugural GRIP Seminar, these seminars will offer short track racers the opportunity to sit in on courses covering topics such as setup basics, tires, bump stops, shocks, geometry, spotting, social media and more. By joining the GRIP Contingency Program on Facebook (link below), you can earn free credits to upcoming seminars!

Eighteen courses led by industry experts and insiders are offered with packages available that allow you to pick only the courses you want or a complete “checkered flag” package for all 18 courses.

For more information and to register for a seminar, visit www.gripseminars.com and be sure to “Like” GRIP Seminars on Facebook, www.facebook.com/gripseminars.

 

4:15

www.gripseminars.com

 

 

4:08

The tracks weekly divisions of Street Stocks and Bombers are now out on the track for the first Rotating Practice Session.

 

4:03

We will provide limited updates today for the Auto Value Super Sprints, Street Stocks, & Bombers. Our primary focus this evening is the ARCA/CRA Super Series.

 

4:02

Comment From cecil 

will u have updates for the sprints and local divisions also

 

3:54

Auto Value Super Sprints Entries (21)

3a Mike Austrauskas
3 Phil Rutledge
5r Darren Roberts
07 Ryan Litt
7 Geoff Kaiser
7s Doug Stepke
9 Tim Cox
22 Derek Snyder
24 Bill Tyler
37 Hank Lower
40 Jason Cox
42 Brian Tyler
44 Teddy Alberts
45 Ryan Gillenwater
46 Mike Ling
46x Scott O’Connor
61 Kevin Feeney
61f Kyle Feeney
64 Tanner Swanson
88 Jimmy McCune
99 Jason Blonde

 

3:51

Full Entry List for the Auto Value Super Sprints coming in a few minutes….

 

3:45

Remainder of the Order of Events for Friday, August 3rd, 2012

Auto Value Super Sprint Series Practice #1- 3:30 – 4:00
Local Divisions Practice #1 – 4:00 – 4:30
ARCA/CRA Super Series Practice #2- 4:30 – 5:00
Auto Value Super Sprint Series #2 – 5:00-5:20
Local Divisions Practice #2 – 5:20- 5:40
Local Divisions Qualifying – 5:50
Auto Value Super Sprint Series Qualifying
ARCA/CRA Super Series Qualifying

Dixie Drivers Meeting – 7:00
Invocation and National Anthem – 7:30

Race Program
Auto Value Super Sprint Series Heats
Local Divisions Heats 7:30
ARCA/CRA Super Series and Auto Value Super Sprint Series Front-Stretch Autograph Session

ARCA/CRA Super Series – Mid-Michigan Toyota Dealers / Draper 125
Auto Value Sprint Cars 30 Lap Feature
Factory Stock Feature 25 Lap Feature
Bomber Feature 20 Lap Feature

 

3:44

Today’s Speed51.com Trackside Now coverage from Dixie Motor Speedway is presented by McGunegill Engine Performance of Muncie, Indiana.

MEP has been a leader in developing high performance, cost effective race engine solutions. The family run business, now owned and operated by DeWaine McGunegill, has led the development of the highly successful Sealed Engine program for Super Late Models in the last nine years. Their innovative Sealed Engine package has drastically cut the cost of purchasing a competitive Super Late Model engine. McGunegill Engine Performance has also been a top builder and rebuilder of crate engines competing in Pro Late Model divisions including the ARCA/CRA Super Series & JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by GM Performance Parts for several years.

For more on McGunegill Engine Performance visit their website at: www.mcgunegillengines.com

 

3:44

www.mcgunegillengines.com

 

 

3:44

In addition to the ARCA/CRA Super Series & Auto Value Super Sprints Series, the tracks weekly divisions of Street Stocks & Bombers will also be racing this evening.

 

3:43

Actually it’s going to be the Voice of Dixie Motor Speedway, Chris Fobbe with the call of the Mid-Michigan Toyota Dealers / Draper 125 tonight, Matt Prieur (Me) will only be providing limited Color Commentary while typing on the keys throughout the afternoon and into the evening with Speed51.com’s Trackside Now coverage.

 

3:43

Comment From RevLee 

Looking for another great call by Matt this evening. The text and audio portions are very much welcomed.

 

 

3:38

Auto Value Super Sprints are now on the track. As soon as we get an Entry List, we’ll pass that along…. 21 Winged Sprint Cars are on the grounds here today.

 

3:36

ARCA/CRA Super Series Practice #1 Results

1. 61 Johnny VanDoorn 15.718 – 91.615mph
2. 42 Chad Finley 15.749
3. 20 Brian Campbell 15.756
4. 10 Steve Dorer 15.767
5. 51 Becca Kasten (R) 15.821
6. 39 Kenzie Ruston 15.851
7. 47 Jordan Sims 15.880
8. 131 Nick Gullatta 15.926
9. 81 Terry Fisher Jr. 16.012
10. 2 Kenny Tweedy 16.052
11. 01 Travis Braden (R) 16.081
12. 76 Nate Caruth (R) 16.092
13. 11 Curt Genow 16.206
14. 21 Robbie Johnson 16.226
15. 43 Pat Zorn 16.449
16. 1 Dan Leeck 16.655
17. 84 Jay Niewiek 16.923
18. 7 David McManus NO TIME
19. 16 Chris Hettinger NO TIME
20. 64 Andrew Wyatt NO TIME

 

3:31

ARCA/CRA Super Series Practice #1 is Complete, those times are coming up in a few minutes.

The Auto Value Super Sprints are now being pushed out for their first Practice Session.

 

3:30

A reminder that tomorrow (Saturday, August 4th) the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance will be at the famed Berlin Raceway located west of Grand Rapids in Marne, Michigan for Race #10 of the 2012 racing season; The Berlin 100 Presented by JEGS.com & Boyne Machine Company.

 

3:29

Auto Value Super Sprints are lining up for their first of two Practices and will come out right after the ARCA/CRA Super Series.

 

3:29

Appreciate it Christy.

 

3:29

Comment From Christy 

Thank you! for the awesome coverage and a HUGE thank you to Matt Prieur, who always does an spectacular job covering the CRA races. You guys rock!

 

3:28

10 Dorer jumps up to fourth fastest late in this Practice.

 

3:28

Just a few minutes left in this first of two Practice Sessions for the ARCA/CRA Super Series.

 

3:27

In addition to Trackside Now Coverage that you are watching now, don’t forget the LIVE Radio Broadcast of tonights main event for the ARCA/CRA Super Series as the Voice of Dixie Motor Speedway, Chris Fobbe will have the call of the race this evening http://www.speed51.com/2012_Stories/CRA/CRA_radio.html

 

3:23

41 Brent Jack will not be able to make it too the track today due to unforeseen circumstances….

So with that withdrawl, we have 20 ARCA/CRA Super Series Teams on the grounds here today for the Mid-Michigan Toyota Dealers / Draper 125.

 

3:21

16 Chris Hettinger has just arrived to the track and will more than likely miss the first Practice Session.

 

3:21

With 10 Minutes to go (New Top 5): 61 VanDoorn, 42 Finley, 20 Campbell, 51 Kasten, 39 Ruston

 

3:20

61 VanDoorn to the top of the charts while 42 Finley quickly reclaims second from 20 Campbell who slips to third.

 

3:19

Of the cars that are on the grounds, 7 David McManus is the only driver who has not participated in this Practice Session.

 

3:18

42 Finley rockets up to second fastest.

 

3:18

64 Andrew Wyatt has arrived from the traffic jam as we still await 16 Chris Hettinger and 41 Brent Jack who are not on the grounds as of this time.

 

3:17

Short track drivers, crew chiefs and team members from across the country will have two opportunities this winter to take their on-track performance to the next level as GRIP Seminars announces events in Columbus, OH, November 2-4, 2012 and Portland, ME, February 15-17, 2013.

Building on the success of last year’s inaugural GRIP Seminar, these seminars will offer short track racers the opportunity to sit in on courses covering topics such as setup basics, tires, bump stops, shocks, geometry, spotting, social media and more. By joining the GRIP Contingency Program on Facebook (link below), you can earn free credits to upcoming seminars!

Eighteen courses led by industry experts and insiders are offered with packages available that allow you to pick only the courses you want or a complete “checkered flag” package for all 18 courses.

For more information and to register for a seminar, visit www.gripseminars.com and be sure to “Like” GRIP Seminars on Facebook, www.facebook.com/gripseminars.

 

3:17

www.gripseminars.com

 

 

3:15

15 Minutes into this Practice and 15 Minutes to go (Top 5): 20 Campbell (15.756), 51 Kasten, 61 VanDoorn, 39 Ruston, 47 Sims.

 

3:12

Right off the bat, 51 Kasten jumps up to second fastest.

 

3:11

New Group: 51 Becca Kasten, 01 Braden, 2 Tweedy, 10 Steve Dorer, 39 Ruston, and 76 Caruth.

 

3:10

Comment From Renee 

Go Kenzie, bring one home for Teressa

 

3:10

Caution as 43 Zorn spins in turn two.

 

3:07

New Group includes; 42 Chad Finley, 131 Gullatta, 43 Zorn, and 84 Niewiek.

 

3:07

Early Top 5: 20 Campbell, 61 VanDoorn, 39 Ruston, 47 Sims, 131 Gullatta.

 

3:03

11 Curt Genow, 39 Kenzie Ruston, 61 Johnny VanDoorn, 20 Brian Campbell, 21 Robbie Johnson, and 81 Terry Fisher Jr., is the next group on the track.

 

3:01

01 Travis Braden, 76 Nate Caruth, 1 Dan Leeck, 84 Jay Niewiek, 43 Pat Zorn, 2 Kenny Tweedy, 467 Jordan Sims, and 131 Nick Gullatta are on the track turning laps.

 

3:00

Cars are on the track.

 

2:59

2 Kenny Tweedy gets ready to head out. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

2:56

Comment From Mark

Hopefully we will see some high speeds out of the slm’s with the sprints putting down rubber.

 

2:56

Comment From Guest

Good luck Dorer.

 

2:56

Comment From Lenny

Anybody in the area,i would recommend going to this race tonight,its very exciting,and great drivers,who are very fan friendly,love the CRA

 

2:55

Practice will start in five minutes as teams are lining up to head out.

 

2:51

Steve Dorer is originally from Coldwater, Michigan but now calls Lakeland, Florida home. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

2:49

Jordan Sims is the lone Canadian representative here today. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

2:47

JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour regular Chad Finley is one of three drivers doing double-duty here today and tomorrow at Berlin. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

2:44

Birch Run’s own Robbie Johnson will make his ARCA/CRA Super Series debut today. Johnson has 2 Feature Wins in 2012 at near-by Auto City Speedway in that tracks Super Stocks division. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

2:40

Becca Kasten is out to avenge the heartbreak of last years event here in Eastern Michigan. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

2:39

Drivers Meeting has let out….

 

2:30

Pit Area is full of activity today. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

2:15

The ARCA/CRA Super Series Drivers Meeting is about to start and we’re heading down to get the low down on today’s activities….

 

2:14

Speed51.com’s view from the tower in Birch Run, Michigan. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

2:13

16 Hettinger, 41 Jack, and 64 Wyatt are the three teams stuck in traffic on I-75 due to the Traffic Jam. A combination of Construction and Heavy Weekend Travel has caused traffic to back up. Michiganders call it heading “up north” for the weekend.

 

2:12

ARCA/CRA Super Series Teams (21)

01 Travis Braden – Wheeling, WV
1 Dan Leeck – Birch Run, MI
2 Kenny Tweedy – Greenfield, IN
7 David McManus – Clio, MI
10 Steve Dorer – Lakeland, FL
11 Curt Genow – Bay City, MI
16 Chris Hettinger – Dryden, MI
20 Brian Campbell – Wyoming, MI
21 Robbie Johnson – Birch Run, MI
39 Kenzie Ruston – El Reno, OK
41 Brent Jack – Butler, IN
42 Chad Finley – DeWitt, MI
43 Pat Zorn – St. Clair, MI
47 Jordan Sims – Sault Ste. Marie, ONT
51 Becca Kasten – Mequon, WI
61 Johnny VanDoorn – Coopersville, MI
64 Andrew Wyatt – Richmond, MI
76 Nate Caruth – Ames, IA
81 Terry Fisher Jr. – Ossian, IN
84 Jay Niewiek – Cutlerville, MI
131 Nick Gullatta – North Canton, OH

 

2:08

18 ARCA/CRA Super Series teams are on the grounds with three more en route due to a traffic jam on near-by I-75. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

2:07

Joining the ARCA/CRA Super Series & Auto Value Super Sprints Series will be two of the tracks weekly divisions; Factory Stocks & Bombers.

While the Super Late Models and Sprint Cars will be on the 4/10s mile, the two support classes will utilize the adjoining 1/3 (0.333) mile semi-banked paved oval.

 

2:05

61f Kyle Feeney – Oxford, MI. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

2:04

This is one of the biggest shows in the state of Michigan if nothing more than the pure uniqueness of the event. In addition to the ARCA/CRA Super Series, the Auto Value Super Sprints Series is also here today as well.

 

2:03

Today’s Speed51.com Trackside Now coverage from Dixie Motor Speedway is presented by McGunegill Engine Performance of Muncie, Indiana.

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2:02

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2:01

Order of Events for Friday, August 3rd, 2012

Pit Gates Open – 12 noon
ARCA/CRA Super Series Drivers Meeting – 2:15
ARCA/CRA Super Series Practice #1- 3:00 – 3:30
Auto Value Super Sprint Series Practice #1- 3:30 – 4:00
Local Divisions Practice #1 – 4:00 – 4:30
ARCA/CRA Super Series Practice #2- 4:30 – 5:00
Auto Value Super Sprint Series #2 – 5:00-5:20
Local Divisions Practice #2 – 5:20- 5:40
Local Divisions Qualifying – 5:50
Auto Value Super Sprint Series Qualifying
ARCA/CRA Super Series Qualifying

Dixie Drivers Meeting – 7:00
Invocation and National Anthem – 7:30

Race Program
Auto Value Super Sprint Series Heats
Local Divisions Heats 7:30
ARCA/CRA Super Series and Auto Value Super Sprint Series Front-Stretch Autograph Session

ARCA/CRA Super Series – Mid-Michigan Toyota Dealers / Draper 125
Auto Value Sprint Cars 30 Lap Feature
Factory Stock Feature 25 Lap Feature
Bomber Feature 20 Lap Feature

 

1:59

Good Afternoon and welcome to Dixie Motor Speedway, located south of Saginaw and north of Flint in Birch Run, Michigan as the ARCA/CRA Super Series co-headline “Big One X” at the fast 4/10s (0.400) mile progressively banked paved oval in Eastern Michigan.

 

1:58

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Trackside Now: CRA Super Series at Dixie Motor Speedway (MI) – 8/3/12