10:39
After an eventful day here at Birch Run Expo Center the racing event has came to an end. The weather is starting to pick up here in Birch Run, MI. Safe travels to all venturing out in this weather. From Midwest Indoor Racing Series, and us atSpeed51.com Good Night.
10:35
Thank you to today’s Trackside Now coverage of the Midwest Indoor Racing Series is presented by Speedfest 2014.

Watermelon Capital Speedway will once again be the home of Speedfest 2014 on January 25-26, 2014 in Cordele, GA. Last year, Jeff Choquette passed Chase Elliott to take home the win on the 3/8-mile oval. See the best Super Late Model and Pro Late Model drivers compete in one of the early big events of 2014. For more information, visit www.watermeloncapitalspeedway.com.

10:28
Mark Zumbrun gets his first Midwest Indoor Racing Series victory. (Speed51.com photo)
10:24
CHECKERED FLAG: Mark Zumbrun leads every lap and gets the win.
10:24
We are 47 laps in, 3 to go. GREEN FLAG: Dorsett tries to make the pass inside.
10:23
YELLOW FLAG: Chase Ridenour spins in turn three.
10:22
Lap 40: Second place Dorsett is about 5 car lengths back.
10:21
GREEN FLAG: Zumbrun to the lead.
10:20
Drivers have refired their sprints and the field is now under yellow flag.
10:18
We have 33 laps in the books, 17 laps to go.
10:16
Officals report that driver Spragg is okay.
10:16
RED FLAG: Josh Spagg flips over on the back stretch.
10:15
Lap 25: Zumbrun, Dorsett, A.J. Lesiecki, Josh Spragg, Blake Lamb
10:14
GREEN FLAG: Zumbrun with the lead, Dorsett now second.
10:12
YELLOW FLAG: Jonathan Lesiecki hits a tire and spins in turn three.
10:11
Lap 20: Zumbrun gets a good run and lengthens his lead over Ridenour.
10:11
Lap 15: (TOP 5) Zumbrun, Ridenour, Drew Dorsett, A.J. Lesiecki, Blake Lamb
10:09
GREEN FLAG: Ridenour to the inside, Zumbrun shuts the door.
10:07
YELLOW FLAG: Tyler Fitzpatrick gets turned around on the back stretch.
10:07
Lap 5: Ridenour knocking hard on the back door of Zumbrun.
10:06
GREEN FLAG: 35 Mark Zumbrun flies past Chase Ridenour for the early lead.
10:05
All sprints are lined up and ready to take the green flag.
10:05
It is that time. Time for the final race of the night. The Non-Winged Sprints 50 lap feature event .
10:01
John Ivey not only celebrates a feature win tonight but a new Go-Kart Open track record and a all time Midwest Indoor Racing Series. (Speed51.com photo)
9:57
CHECKERED FLAG: John Ivey held strong all the way through and will pick up the win tonight.
9:55
Lap 10: Ivey continues his huge lead putting more karts down each lap.
9:54
Lap 5: Ivey making his way around the track has caught up with the back of the field.
9:53
After several restarts: GREEN FLAG: 90 John Ivey gets a huge run on 31 Taylor Tabazewski.
9:47
Next up will be the 20 lap Go-Kart Open feature.
9:45
Driving Nate Jones machine tonight Go-Kart Open regular Aaron Morrison takes his borrowed ride to victory lane. (Speed51.com photo)
9:41
CHECKERED FLAG: hanging back paid off for Morrison as he was in the right spot when the checkered flag waved.
9:40
GREEN FLAG: Arron Morrison keeps it straight through all four corners so far.
9:40
The field sets back up
9:39
GREEN/YELLOW FLAG: Kluck goes around in turn two. This will give the lead now to Aaron Morrison.
9:38
Coming to the green Shawn Kluck will be the leader as former leader Hoffman was sent to the tail for being involved in a caution
9:37
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9:36
YELLOW FLAG: leader Daniel Hoffman goes around in two. It appears to have been on his own
9:35
Lap 15: Hoffman still at the lead but Kluck is fighting hard to take that away
9:32
Lap 10: Hoffman dives to the inside and takes the lead away from Kluck
9:31
Lap 5: Daniel Hoffman who has been fast all day is on the bumper of Kluck.
9:30
GREEN FLAG: starting on the pole 7 Shawn Kluck pulls to the advantage and claims the early lead
9:26
The track is about to be flooded with a stout 16 Go-Kart 360 field all ready to take on a tough 20 lap feature.
9:24
Chase Burda holds up 9 fingers as he is celebrating his 9th feature win. He remains at number one on the all time feature wins list for the Midwest Indoor Racing Series. (Speed51.com photo)
9:20
CHECKERED FLAG: 8 year old Chase Burda takes home the victory tonight.
9:19
Lap 5: Burda is on a roll as he is about to put the third place kart a lap down
9:17
GREEN FLAG: Chase Burda jumps and gets the lead early on.
9:11
Quarter Midget Senior Honda feature line up is rolling onto the track for their 20 lap feature.
9:08
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9:06
Todd Cowan makes it three for three on feature wins this far into the 2013-2014 season. (Speed51.com photo)
9:02
CHECKERED FLAG: Cowan able to hang on strong and cross the checkered flag first.
9:02
GREEN FLAG: Quaal all over the rear of Cowan.
9:00
YELLOW FLAG: Zach Nichols spins in turn four.
8:59
GREEN FLAG: Cowan regains his lead, this time pressure from Quaal behind.
8:58
The 48th Annual World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing will take place on February 14-22 and New Smyrna Speedway in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. This year’s event will be bigger and better than ever with eight nights of Super Late Model and six nights of Modified racing plus more! The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East will kick off their 2014 season on Sunday, February 16 and the 28th Annual Richie Evans Memorial on Friday, February 21. Super Late Models, Pro Late Models, Tour Modifieds, Florida Modifieds will be in action this year. For a complete schedule, visitwww.newsmyrnaspeedway.org.
8:57
YELLOW FLAG: Billy Frey’s car comes to a rest on the front stretch.
8:57
Lap 15: Cowan is strategically working his way around lapped traffic.
8:56
Lap 12: Todd Cowan, Zach Nichols, Billy Frey, Scott Quaal, Steve Nichols
8:54
Lap 5: Cowan sticks his nose even lower and is able to get the lead away from Z. Nichols .
8:54
GREEN FLAG: Todd Cowan dives to the inside of Zach Nichols unable to complete the pass for the lead.
8:50
Mini Cup cars are pulling out on the track. The 5 drivers will be taking 30 laps around this small 1/12th mile track.
8:43
Five Flags Speedway is a fast half-mile oval, but it will get faster on Friday, April 11, 2014 when the Must See Winged Sprint Cars invade the home of the Snowball Derby. See recording setting laps as these low to the ground, winged sprint cars fly around the high-banked oval. Visit www.5flagsspeedway.com for more information.
8:38
Jerry Osterhouse makes his way around the track and claims his checkered flag. (Speed51.com photo)
8:30
CHECKERED FLAG: Jerry Osterhouse lead every lap of this quick race.
8:29
Halfway: Osterhouse has over a half a track lead on Sexton.
8:29
GREEN FLAG: Jerry Osterhouse snags the lead over Taylor Sexton.
8:28
Quarter Midget Heavy Honda are up next with two drivers.
8:26
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8:26
8:21
Anthony Deming holds the checkered flag proudly. (Speed51.com photo)
8:18
CHECKERED FLAG: Anthony Deming takes home the win after a hard faught battle all race.
8:17
Lap 12: Fulkey looks outside.
8:17
Lap 10: Deming is currently riding in front of Fulkey.
8:17
Lap 5: Drivers keep switching up the lead. They stick side byside.
8:16
Green Flag: Anthony Deming and Terry Fulkey side by side for the whole first lap.
8:15
2 cage Go-Kart drivers are set to go for 15 laps.
8:14
Tuner Lichty is with his proud dad celebrating their first win. (Speed51.com photo)
8:11
CHECKERED FLAG: Tuner Lichty is able to hang on with Diebel right on his bumper.
8:10
GREEN FLAG: Lichty takes over the lead once again.
8:09
Driver is okay. He climbs back on his machine and will rejoin the field to finish this race.
8:08
YELLOW FLAG: Mike Wick tips over on his lawn mower going around turn two.
8:07
GREEN FLAG: Lichty snags the lead over Jeff Diebel.
8:05
YELLOW FLAG: Matt Kusowski is turned the wrong way in turn one.
8:04
GREEN FLAG: Turner Lichty gets the early lead.
8:04
Lawn Mowers A Main is the next feature to hit the track. In this class drivers can do whatever they would like to their mowers to make them as fast as possible.
8:01
The three youngsters stop and take a picture together. (Speed51.com photo)
7:58
CHECKERED FLAG: Connor Zbozien only lead two laps and made it count.
7:57
GREEN FLAG: Connor Zbozien gets the lead after Morrissey spins.
7:56
YELLOW FLAG: Leade Joe Morrissey spins in turn two.
7:55
GREEN FLAG: Joe Morrissey has been strong all day and continues to be as he leads the field.
7:52
Change of schedule, Quarter Midget Light 160/ Heavy 160 Feature is getting set on the starting grid. They will go 20 laps.
7:50
14 year old Sam Weaver takes home a victory on his second appearance in the Midwest Indoor Racing Series. (Speed51.com photo)
7:47
CHECKERED FLAG: Sam Weaver leads every lap and doesn’t let off as he comes to the checkered flag.
7:46
Lap 10: Weaver is looking to make Crawford his first victim by putting him one lap down.
7:46
Lap 5: Sam Weaver regains control of the field.
7:44
Lined back up, coming around turn four to take the green.
7:44
Safety crew reports that Crawford is okay and will continue in tonights race.
7:43
YELLOW FLAG: 04 Samuel Crawford hits hard on the outside back stretch wall.
7:43
GREEN FLAG: Sam Weaver jumps ahead of 13 year old Arron Vincent for the lead.
7:42
Go-Kart Gold Plate drivers are lined up. Flagman Gary Angle gives the one to go signal.
7:41
Brian Gager takes home the hardware for tonight’s B feature. (Speed51.com photo)
7:37
CHECKERED FLAG: One getting the lead he never looked back Brain Gager gets the feature win.
7:37
Halfway: 76 Gager takes over the lead.
7:36
GREEN FLAG: Craig Reinert gets the early lead, Brian Gager is right on his bumper.
7:34
Lawn Mower B is getting ready to take over the track for a 15 lap feature.
7:33
7 year old Tyler Wolfersberger makes it three for three in Midwest Indoor Racing Series features. (Speed51.com photo)
7:29
CHECKERED FLAG: Tyler Wolfersberger hangs back in the race but makes the move and makes it count as he will bring home the win tonight.
7:28
Lap 20: Wolfersberger around Sexton for the lead.
7:27
Lap 18: Wolfersberger makes a gain on the leader Sexton. Sexton fights off hard.
7:27
Lap 15: Tyler Wolfersberger gets around Joey Johnson for second.
7:26
GREEN FLAG: Sexton again gets a jump on the field.
7:25
The field gets lined back up and are coming back to the green.
7:24
YELLOW FLAG: Troy Hokanson gets turned around in turn one and hit the tires on the outside wall.
7:23
Lap 10: Brother-Sister battle for second and third position.
7:22
Lap 5: Sexton is running away from the rest of the karts.
7:22
GREEN FLAG: 6 year old Alex Sexton leads the field around turns one and two.
7:21
Outlaw Shock Company Quarter Midget Jr Honda are pulling out onto the track. These youngesters are going to lined up to go 25 laps.
7:19
Today’s Trackside Now coverage of the Midwest Indoor Racing Series is presented by Speedfest 2014.

Watermelon Capital Speedway will once again be the home of Speedfest 2014 on January 25-26, 2014 in Cordele, GA. Last year, Jeff Choquette passed Chase Elliott to take home the win on the 3/8-mile oval. See the best Super Late Model and Pro Late Model drivers compete in one of the early big events of 2014. For more information, visit www.watermeloncapitalspeedway.com.

7:19
Victorya Truemner makes her fourth trip to victory lane tonight. (Speed51.com photo)
7:15
CHECKERED FLAG: Truemner took control early on and never looked back after lapping the entire field.
7:14
Lap 10: Truemner puts her first kart a lap down and looking down the back of the next one in line.
7:14
Lap 5: Victorya Truemner takes the lead quick.
7:13
Gary Angle has taken over the flag stand, he gives the green flag starting tonights features.
7:12
Drivers are in their karts and lined up for their 15 lap feature event tonight.
6:59
We are back. Driver intos for the Go-Karts Purple Plates are set to begin in about 5 minutes.
6:22
While Chase Burda is signing autographs his team works hard to prepare one of his cars for the feature. (Speed51.com photo)
6:18
These youngsters are feeling like the big stars as they give out their hero cards. (Speed51.com photo)
6:14
Victorya Truemner hard at work. (Speed51.com photo)
6:12
Todd Cowan handing out frisbees to the dedicated fans here in Birch Run (Speed51.com photo)
6:10
This driver is handing out candy along with his hero cards. (Speed51.com photo)
6:08
Brandon Varney ready to sign some autographs. (Speed51.com photo)
6:05
The autograph session is underway. (Speed51.com photo)
5:44
It is Intermission time, autograph session will begin shortly. We are going to take a short break. Be sure to tune back in for feature racing.
5:36
A.J. Lesiecki has been credited with the win in the Mini Sprint Heat Race.
5:31
Mark Zumbrun took control of the field from lap one and never let down as he came to the checkered flag.
5:29
Non Winged Mini Sprints 4 car dash is set to roll next followed by the Mini Sprint heat race.
5:28
Jerry Osterhouse takes home the win.
5:26
Quarter Midget Heavy Honda are set to go 10 laps.
5:25
New track record holder John Ivey takes the checkered flag.
5:21
Go-Kart Open division is up for their second heat race of the evening. Drivers will go for 8 green flag laps.
5:18
Sam Weaver drives his 24 machine into the lead and takes the win.
5:18
Today’s Trackside Now coverage of the Midwest Indoor Racing Series is presented by Speedfest 2014.

Watermelon Capital Speedway will once again be the home of Speedfest 2014 on January 25-26, 2014 in Cordele, GA. Last year, Jeff Choquette passed Chase Elliott to take home the win on the 3/8-mile oval. See the best Super Late Model and Pro Late Model drivers compete in one of the early big events of 2014. For more information, visit www.watermeloncapitalspeedway.com.

5:18
5:17
8 laps for the Go-Kart Gold Plate Division.
5:17
Billy Frey wins by a nose.
5:13
Arena Mini Cup cars 10 lap heat race is lined up and set to go.
5:12
Anthony Deming picks up his second heat win of the afternoon after Terry Fulkey has issues and pulls to the pits.
5:10
Go-Kart Cage karts are taking the green flag.
5:08
61 Brandon Varney takes home the victory.
5:03
8 laps for Go-Kart Purple Plates Division.
5:02
Daniel Hoffman gets the win after a hard fought battle and a three wide pass for the lead.
4:57
Santa has arrived for this Christmas spectacular. (Speed51.com photo)
4:54
Second group of Go-Kart 360’s roll onto the track for their second heat race of the afternoon.
4:53
For the second time this afternoon checkered flag for the 7 of Shawn Kluck.
4:53
Big wreck for Nate Jones resulting in him being upside down. Driver is reported okay and we are back underway.
4:43
This is the start of round two for Go-Karts. We will begin with Go-Kart 360’s.
4:42
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4:38
Arron Vincent takes home the win for the Gold Plates.
4:30
Go-Kart Gold Plate karts are now rolling out onto the track to go 10 quick laps.
4:30
Canadian driver Mike Wick grabs the win in the final lawn mower heat race.
4:26
10 laps under green for another group of lawn mowers is now underway with 5 mowers.
4:25
Checkered flags in the air for Midwest Indoor Racing Series all time feature wins leader Chase Burda.
4:23
Quarter Midget Light 160/ Heavy 160 10 lap heat race is now underway.
4:21
Tyler Morrison picks up the win.
4:14
The fastest group of karts in the building are now in the track. The Go-Kart Open division will go for 8 green flag laps.
4:13
13 year old Anthony Deming wins in a big margin.
4:11
The 2 Go-Kart Caged karts take the green flag.
4:10
Checkered flags fly as Brian Gager is the first to cross.
4:07
Lawn Mowers heat race A plow onto the track.
4:07
Today’s Trackside Now coverage of the Midwest Indoor Racing Series is presented by Speedfest 2014.

Watermelon Capital Speedway will once again be the home of Speedfest 2014 on January 25-26, 2014 in Cordele, GA. Last year, Jeff Choquette passed Chase Elliott to take home the win on the 3/8-mile oval. See the best Super Late Model and Pro Late Model drivers compete in one of the early big events of 2014. For more information, visit www.watermeloncapitalspeedway.com.

4:06
After an eventful heat race Victorya Truemner was crowned the winner of this race.
3:56
Go-Kart Purple Plates are set to go and take the green flag.
3:54
9 year old Joe Morrisey wins over 8 year old Chase Burda.
3:50
Quarter Midget Sr Honda are rolling out onto the track momentarily to take 10 green flag laps around this small 1/12th mile track.
3:48
After a long battled race 7 year old Tyler Wolfersberger takes home a heat race win.
3:43
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3:42
Quarter Midget Jr Honda youngesters are out on the track and ready to take the green flag from flagman and promotor Scott Menlen.
3:40
Leading the whole 8 laps, 0 Daniel Hoffman blew away the field.
3:36
Heat Race #2 of Go-Kart 360’s are starting to roll out to the track for their 8 laps.
3:35
Shawn Kluck easily gets the win in this first heat race.
3:33
Heat races have began, starting with heat #1 of Go-Kart 360’s.
3:25
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3:23
In today’s qualifying, all five classes have broken the previous track record held. Go-Kart Open driver John Ivey not only set a track record in his class but set the record for the all time fast time in the Midwest Indoor Racing Series with a 6.039.
3:20
Qualifying for today is now complete, Rod Henning setting a new track record with 6.493.
3:19
31 Josh Spragg
Lap 1: 8.384
Lap 2: 8.307
Best Lap (8.307)
3:18
5 Don Dietsch
Lap 1: 6.930
Lap 2: 7.479
Best Lap (6.930)
3:18
29 Russell Strausbaugh
Lap 1: 6.826
Lap 2: 6.817
Best Lap (6.817)
3:17
26 Rod Henning
Lap 1: 6.493
Lap 2: 6.591
Best Lap (6.493) NEW TRACK RECORD
3:16
11 Chase Ridenour
Lap 1: 6.754
Lap 2: 6.668
Best Lap (6.668) NEW TRACK RECORD
3:15
14 A.J. Lesiecki
Lap 1: 6.873
Lap 2: 6.839
Best Lap (6.839)
3:14
24 Jonathan Lesiecki
Lap 1: 7.029
Lap 2: 6.817
Best Lap (6.817)
3:13
69 Blake Lamb
Lap 1: 7.246
Lap 2: 7.135
Best Lap (7.135)
3:13
Its time for non-winged sprints qualifying.
2:58
Go-Kart Open Qualifying Results
1 90 John Ivy 6.039
2 7 Aaron Morrison 6.047
3 0 Daniel Hoffman 6.198
4 31 Taylor Tabaszewski 6.247
5 28 Greg Kurzer 6.340
6 42 Tyler Morrison 6.442
7 85 Timmy Near 6.669
8 57 Al Gierz 6.947
9 77 Tory Kamerling 7.138
2:55
Lawn Mower Qualifying Results
1 28 Turner Lichty 7.362
2 25 Jeff Diebel 7.660
3 3x Matt Kusowski 7.724
4 32 Mike Wick 7.844
5 76 Brian Gager 8.039
6 96 Michael Remer 8.043
7 83 Martin Sturm 8.321
8 411 David Martin 9.051
9 1 Dennis Bodary 9.134
10 2x Craig Reinert 9.435
2:54
Mini Cup Car Qualifying Results
1 24 Zach Nichols 7.316
2 96 Todd Cowan 7.461
3 48 Steven Nichols 7.447
4 07 Bill Frey 8.035
2:52
Go-Kart 360’s Qualifying Results
1 7 Shawn Kluck 6.065
2 0 Daniel Hoffman 6.077
3 5 John Reizer 6.117
4 9 Charlie Schultz 6.182
5 24 Nick Witzke 6.264
6 2 Jeffrey Town 6.287
7 171 Bryan Caswell 6.321
8 00 Cody Jarrett 6.353
9 79 Nate Jones 6.369
10 14 Kyle Callahan 6.401
11 61 Tyler Hassing 6.603
12 35 Andrew Rutherford 6.606
13 11 Nick Hard 6.618
14 25 Jacob Barker 6.818
15 44 Teddy Alberts 6.832
16 57 Les Stimac 6.836
17 56 Jamie Pobanz 6.964
18 89 Sierra Lantz 7.137
2:49
Mini Cup Qualifying will begin at 3:10. During this break we will get the run down for each of the other classes.
2:47
Go-Kart Open qualified has finished, John Ivey not only set a new track record, but set the fastest lap that the Midwest Indoor Series has ever had.
2:46
28 Greg Kurzer
Lap 1: 6.340
Lap 2: 6.515
Best Lap (6.340)
2:45
85 Timmy Near
Lap 1: 6.387
Lap 2: 6.669
Best Lap (6.387)
2:45
0 Daniel Hoffman
Lap 1: 6.198
Lap 2: 6.245
Best Lap (6.198)
2:44
7 Aaron Morrison
Lap 1: 6.057
Lap 2: 6.203
Best Lap (6.203)
2:44
42 Tyler Morrison
Lap 1: 6.442
Lap 2: 6.729
Best Lap (6.442)
2:43
90 John Ivey
Lap 1: 6.104
Lap 2: 6.039
Best Lap (6.039) NEW TRACK RECORD
2:42
31 Taylor Tabazewski
Lap 1: 6.273
Lap 2: 6.247
Best Lap (6.247)
2:42
57 Al Gierz
Lap 1: 7.049
Lap 2: 6.947
Best Lap (6.947)
2:41
77 Tory Kamerling
Lap 1: 7.138
Lap 2: 11.686
Best Lap (7.138)
2:39
Timmy Near set the track record in this class last year with a 6.551.
2:39
That concludes Mini Cup qualifying. Go-Kart Open is next before a small break.
2:38
96 Todd Cowan
Lap 1: 7.461
Lap 2: 7.412
Best Lap (7.412)
2:37
24 Zach Nichols
Lap 1: 7.360
Lap 2: 7.316
Best Lap (7.316) NEW TRACK RECORD
2:36
48 Steve Nichols
Lap 1: 7.447
Lap 2: 7.692
Best Lap (7.447) NEW TRACK RECORD
2:36
07 Billy Frey
Lap 1: 8.087
Lap 2: 8.035
Best Lap (8.035)
2:33
That will conclude Lawn Mower quaifying. Mini Cups are up next.
2:32
96 Michael Remar
Lap 1: 8.043
Lap 2: 8.568
Best Lap (8.043)
2:31
3 Matt Kusowski
Lap 1: 7.724
Lap 2: 7.618
Best Lap (7.618)
2:31
25 Jeff Diebl
Lap 1: 7.910
Lap 2: 7.660
Best Lap (7.660)
2:30
28 Turner Lichty
Lap 1: 7.574
Lap 2: 7.362
Best Lap (7.362) NEW TRACK RECORD
2:29
1 Dennis Bodary
Lap 1: 9.134
Lap 2: 9.150
Best Lap (9.134)
2:28
411 David Martin
Lap 1: 9.403
Lap 2: 9.051
Best Lap (9.051)
2:28
The first big Super Late Model event of 2014 is the 29th Annual Red Eye 100 at New Smyrna Speedway in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Stephen Nasse picked up the big win last year over Michael Lira and Danny Foster. For more information, please visitwww.newsmyrnaspeedway.org.

2:27
2:27
2 Craig Reinert
Lap 1: 9.496
Lap 2: 9.435
Best Lap (9.435)
2:26
76 Brian Gager
Lap 1: 8.039
Lap 2: 8.504
Best Lap (8.039)
2:25
32 Mike Wick
Lap 1: 7.884
Lap 2: 7.804
Best Lap (7.804) NEW TRACK RECORD
2:24
10 Lawn Mowers line up for their qualifying.
2:23
13 of the 18 drivers broke the previous track record of 6.724 set last year by Les Stimac.
2:22
0 Daniel Hoffman
Lap 1: 6.149
Lap 2: 6.077
Best Lap (6.077) Second Quick
2:21
79 Nate Jones
Lap 1: 6.405
Lap 2: 6.369
Best Lap (6.369)
2:21
7 Shawn Kluck
Lap 1: 6.437
Lap 2: 6.065
Best Lap (6.065) NEW TRACK RECORD
2:20
14 Kyle Callahan
Lap 1: 6.584
Lap 2: 6.401
Best Lap (6.401)
2:20
71 Bryan Coswell
Lap 1: 6.532
Lap 2: 6.321
Best Lap (6.321)
2:19
5 John Reizer
Lap 1: 6.117
Lap 2: 9.042
Best Lap (6.117) NEW TRACK RECORD
2:18
9 Charlie Schultz
Lap 1: 6.350
Lap 2: 6.182
Best Lap (6.182) NEW TRACK RECORD
2:17
25 Jacob Barker
Lap 1: 6.830
Lap 2: 6.818
Best Lap (6.818)
2:17
57 Les Stimac
Lap 1: 6.998
Lap 2: 6.836
Best Lap (6.836)
2:15
00 Cody Jarrett
Lap 1: 6.353
Lap 2: 6.406
Best Lap (6.353)
2:14
55 Jamie Pobanz
Lap 1: 6.964
Lap 2: 7.083
Best Lap (6.964)
2:14
11 Nick Hard
Lap 1: 7.047
Lap 2: 6.618
Best Lap (6.618)
2:13
2 Jeffery Town
Lap 1: 6.582
Lap 2: 6.287
Best Lap (6.287) Second Quick
2:12
61 Tyler Hassing
Lap 1: 6.603
Lap 2: 6.619
Best Lap (6.603)
2:12
35 Andrew Rutherford
Lap 1: 6.630
Lap 2: 6.606
Best Lap (6.606)
2:11
24 Nick Witzke
Lap 1: 6.323
Lap 2: 6.264
Best Lap (6.264) NEW TRACK RECORD
2:11
44 Teddy Alberts
Lap 1: 6.999
Lap 2: 6.832
Best Lap (6.832)
2:10
89 Seirra Lantz
Lap 1: 7.372
Lap 2: 7.137
Best Lap (7.137)
2:09
Qualifying is set to begin shortly.
Qualfying Order:
Go-Kart 360’s
Lawn Mowers
Mini Cups
Go-Karts Open
Break
Mini Sprints
2:06
Today’s Trackside Now coverage of the Midwest Indoor Racing Series is presented by Speedfest 2014.

Watermelon Capital Speedway will once again be the home of Speedfest 2014 on January 25-26, 2014 in Cordele, GA. Last year, Jeff Choquette passed Chase Elliott to take home the win on the 3/8-mile oval. See the best Super Late Model and Pro Late Model drivers compete in one of the early big events of 2014. For more information, visit www.watermeloncapitalspeedway.com.

2:03
1:40
The second rounds of practice is now complete, qualifying will begin at 2:00.
1:35
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1:33
There are only 5 mini cup cars. They will go 50 laps tonight.
1:32
Mini cups ready for their 2nd and final practice. (Speed51.com photo)
1:31
Schultz gets ready for his first heat race as practice is wrapping up. (Speed51.com photo)
1:29
Not just everyday lawn mowers you see competing here in Birch Run. (Speed51.com photo)
1:29
Go-Kart Open drivers take some laps before their qualifying runs.
1:27
Ricky Still want involved in a heavy crash in practice. Crew is hard at work to be ready for the heat race. (Speed51.com photo)
1:26
Young quarter midget drivers pass some time before heat races get started. (Speed51.com photo)
1:25
Chase Ridenour and crew get some lunch before qualifying begins. (Speed51.com photo)
1:24
Repairs continue for Joe Morrissey after a wreck in practice. (Speed51.com photo)
1:22
All ready for upcoming heat races. (Speed51.com photo)
1:20
Open kart getting ready to head out for 2nd round of practice. (Speed51.com photo)
1:19
Go-Kart Gold Plates are taking the green flag.
1:18
Crews hard at work getting ready for qualifying and Heat races. (Speed51.com photo)
1:10
Lawn Mowers are coming out onto the track for the second time today.
1:09
Today’s Trackside Now coverage of the Midwest Indoor Racing Series is presented by Speedfest 2014.

Watermelon Capital Speedway will once again be the home of Speedfest 2014 on January 25-26, 2014 in Cordele, GA. Last year, Jeff Choquette passed Chase Elliott to take home the win on the 3/8-mile oval. See the best Super Late Model and Pro Late Model drivers compete in one of the early big events of 2014. For more information, visit www.watermeloncapitalspeedway.com.

1:08
Go-Kart Cage drivers are on the track.
12:49
Go-Kart 360’s are rolling to the green for their second practice session of the day.
12:39
Five Flags Speedway is a fast half-mile oval, but it will get faster on Friday, April 11, 2014 when the Must See Winged Sprint Cars invade the home of the Snowball Derby. See recording setting laps as these low to the ground, winged sprint cars fly around the high-banked oval. Visit www.5flagsspeedway.com for more information.
12:35
Quarter Midget Jr Hondas are now on the track.
12:30
Another group of Mini Sprints are on the track with drivers, 11R Chase Ridenour, 11B Drew Dorsett, 26 Rod Henning, 35 Mark Zumbrun, 14 A.J. Lesiecki.
12:29
Lawn Mowers (10)
1 Dennis Bodary – Trenton, MI
2 Craig Reinert – Millington, MI
3 Matt Kusowski – Millington, MI
25 Jeff Diebel – Elkton, MI
28 Tyler Lichty – Forest, ONT
32 Mike Wick – Listowell, ONT
76 Brian Gager – Sumner, MI
83 Martin Sturm – Pigeon, MI
96 Michael Remar – Lowell, MI
411 David Martin – Saginaw, MI
12:27
Quarter Midgets Light 160 / Heavy 160 (4)
3 Jason Smith – Portland, MI
18 Chase Burda – Columbiaville, MI
22 Joe Morrissey – Leonard, MI
33 Connor Zbozieen – Hazel Park, MI
12:26
Quarter Midgets Heavy Honda (2)
7 Taylor Sexton – Mattawan MI
40 Jerry Osterhouse – Galesburg, MI
12:25
Quarters Midgets Senior Animals / Junior Animals (2)
18 Chase Burda – Columbiaville, MI
22 Joe Morrissey – Leonard, MI
12:24
It is one of the great traditional events in short track racing and the 38th edition of The Rattler will take place on March 15-16 at South Alabama Speedway in Kinston, Alabama. Last year, Kyle Benjamin passed Casey Smith with 27 laps to go then held off Stephen Nasse to score the big win. For more information, please visitwww.southalabamaspeedway.com.

12:24
12:24
Quarter Midgets Senior Honda (4)
1 Ricky Stull – Ionia, MI
18 Chase Burda – Columbiaville, MI
22 Joe Morrissey – Leonard, MI
80 Brandon Stull – Ionia, MI
12:23
Quarter Midgets Junior Honda (7)
00 Michael Mullin III – Mason, MI
6 Troy Hokanson – Hastings, MI
8 Tyler Wolfersberger – Battle Creek, MI
9 Alex Sexton – Mattawan, MI
10 Cadance Johnson – Delton, MI
11 Ethan Osborne – Clarkston, MI
31 Joey Johnson – Delton, MI
12:23
Comment From billy offical 

Wish could be there today but unfor seen issueskept me from teching today but still here in sprit Good luck to all the racers and congrats to the newleweds matt and renee prier. See you all at the next race

12:23
5 Don Dietsch, 69 Blake Lamb, 31 Josh Spragg, 24 Jonathan Lesiecki are currently all on track taking the green flag.
12:22
Go-Karts Purple Plate (7)
1 Gage Rodgers – Coldwater, MI
10 Victorya Truemner – Imlay City, MI
13 Jeremiah Albosta – Saginaw, MI
18 Andrew Schied – Sparta, MI
31 Aidan Mackowiak – Cass City, MI
61 Brandon Varney – Richmond, MI
85 Zach Lehotan – Saginaw, MI
12:22
Mini Sprints are back on the track for the second round of practice today.
12:20
Go-Karts Gold Plate (6)
04 Samuel Crawford – St. Charles, MI
7 Anthony Deming – Bayport, MI
24 Sam Weaver – Fremont, OH
73 Hunter Doutre – Swartz Creek, MI
77 Arron Vincent – Wyoming, MI
99 Matthew Jacot – Caro, MI
12:19
Go-Karts Caged (3)
69 Blake Lamb – Warsaw, IN
77 Anthony Deming – Bayport, MI
83 Terry Fulkey – Van Wert, OH
12:19
Go-Karts 360s / Clones (18)
0 Daniel Hoffman – Fremont, OH
00 Cody Jarrett – Sandusky, OH
2 Jeffrey Town – Otsego, MI
5 John Reizer – Elyira, OH
7 Shawn Kluck – Fremont, OH
9 Charlie Schultz – Lorain, OH
11 Nick Hard – Shelbyville, MI
14 Kyle Callahan – Midland, MI
24 Nick Witzke – Kawkawlin, MI
25 Jacob Barker – Battle Creek, MI
35 Andrew Rutherford – Allegan, MI
44 Teddy Alberts – Kent City, MI
55 Jamie Pobanz – Pigeon, MI
57 Les Stimac – Mt. Morris, MI
61 Tyler Hassing – Allegan, MI
71 Bryan Caswell – Owosso, M
79 Nate Jones – Elwell, MI
89 Sierra Lantz – Kent City, MI
12:14
Go-Karts Open (9)
0 Daniel Hoffman – Fremont, OH
7 Aaron Morrison – Westland, MI
8 Timmy Near – Bridgeport, MI
28 Greg Kurzer – Durand, MI
31 Taylor Tabaszewski – Flushing, MI
42 Tyler Morrison – Westland, MI
57 Al Gierz – Kentwood, MI
77 Tory Kamerling – Wyoming, MI
90 John Ivey – Fremont, OH
12:13
Mini Cup Cars are now on the track. Drivers including: 07 Bill Frey, 24 Zach Nichols, 96 Todd Cowan, 48 Steve Nichols.
12:12
Arena / Mini Cup Cars (5)
1 Scott Quaal – Bridgeport, MI
07 Billy Frey – Grand Rapids, MI
24 Zach Nichols – Pinckney, MI
48 Steven Nichols – Pinckney, MI
96 Todd Cowan – Granfd Rapids, MI
12:11
600cc Non-Winged Mini Sprints (12)
5 Don Dietsch – Farwell, MI
11b Drew Dorsett – Monrovia, IN
11 Chase Ridenour – Perry, MI
14 A.J. Lesiecki – Toledo, OH
19 Timmy Neal – Ypsilanti, MI
24 Jonathan Lesiecki – Lorain OH
26 Rod Henning – Columbus, OH
27 Brad Lamberson – Parma, MI
29 Russell Strausbaugh – Columbus, OH
31 Josh Spragg – Ypsilanti, MI
35 Mark Zumbrun – Larwill, IN
69 Blake Lamb – Warsaw, IN
12:08
There are 89 teams in the building here today. A complete roster of all drivers on the property is coming shortly.
12:06
Today’s Trackside Now coverage of the Midwest Indoor Racing Series is presented by Speedfest 2014.

Watermelon Capital Speedway will once again be the home of Speedfest 2014 on January 25-26, 2014 in Cordele, GA. Last year, Jeff Choquette passed Chase Elliott to take home the win on the 3/8-mile oval. See the best Super Late Model and Pro Late Model drivers compete in one of the early big events of 2014. For more information, visit www.watermeloncapitalspeedway.com.

12:01
Time for Go-Kart Opens, we are currently working on a drivers roster for this class.
11:57
Chase Burda is on the track taking his Quarter Midget Jr Animal for a ride around the track for some practice laps.
11:55
Joe Morrissey happy and ready to go on this chilly Saturday morning in his Sr. Quarter Midget. (Speed51.com photo)
11:53
Junior driver anxious to get on the track for practice. (Speed51.com photo)
11:53
Motor change for one of the 360 karts in the weaver stable. (Speed51.com photo)
11:52
Don Dietsch and a fellow competitor pondering what to change for the nested session. (Speed51.com photo)
11:50
John Ivy waiting for his first chance to hit the track today. (Speed51.com photo)
11:49
Drivers on the mowers include: 2 Craig Reinert, 3 Matt Kusowski, 1 Dennis Bodary, 83 Martin Strum, 411 John Martin, 76 Alan Wood.
11:48
Morrison brothers await open kart practice. (Speed51.com photo)
11:47
Making a couple changes before next session (Speed51.com photo)
11:45
Lawn Mowers have now taken over the track.
11:45
There are 89 teams in the building today. Just down from last shows 100+ teams but still an impressive turn out today in Birch Run, MI
11:45
Junior class getting ready to roll out. (Speed51.com photo)
11:37
The 48th Annual World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing will take place on February 14-22 and New Smyrna Speedway in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. This year’s event will be bigger and better than ever with eight nights of Super Late Model and six nights of Modified racing plus more! The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East will kick off their 2014 season on Sunday, February 16 and the 28th Annual Richie Evans Memorial on Friday, February 21. Super Late Models, Pro Late Models, Tour Modifieds, Florida Modifieds will be in action this year. For a complete schedule, visitwww.newsmyrnaspeedway.org.
11:29
00 Cody Jarrett, 11 Nick Hard, 9 Charlie Schultz, 2 Jeffery Town, 14 Kyle Callahan are the next group of 360 Karts to roll onto the track.
11:27
360 driver waiting for his first practice of the day. (Speed51.com photo)
11:27
89 Sierra Lantz, 44 Teddy Alberts, 79 Nate Jones, 25 Jacob Barker are amongst the drivers on the track.
11:24
Go-Kart 360’s will be the next class to get laps on the track.
11:23
Another group of these youngesters are coming to the green flag for the first time today including: 1 Ricky Stull, 18 Chase Burda.
11:19
The first big Super Late Model event of 2014 is the 29th Annual Red Eye 100 at New Smyrna Speedway in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Stephen Nasse picked up the big win last year over Michael Lira and Danny Foster. For more information, please visitwww.newsmyrnaspeedway.org.
11:19
11:18
Quarter Midget Jr Honda Group 1 comes to the track, 8 Chase Burda, 11 Eathan Osborne, 9 Alex Sexton, 00 Michael Mullin III, 31 Joey Johnson, 6 Troy Hokanson, 10 Landon Hathaway.
11:10
Sprints in this session include: 14 A.J. Lesiecki, 27 Brad Lamberson, 26 Howard McCormick, 11 Drew Dorsett, 11R Chase Ridenour
11:08
A new group of cars enter the track under the yellow flag given by flagman Scott Menlen.
11:05
Note: No karts will be on transponders today so there will be no practice times posted.
11:04
Drivers currently on the track include, 5 Don Dietsch, 29 Russel Strausbaugh, 35z Mark Zumbrun, 31 Josh Spragg.
11:03
The first group of non-wingd sprints have just rolled onto the track to kick off this eventful race day.
10:56
The track is running slighty behind as practice has not started yet. They are getting things ready to roll soon.
10:51
Getting some last minute rear end adjustments before first practice gets underway. (Speed51.com photo)
10:46
10:45
10:40
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10:40
10:38
Schedule of Events:
10:45 Practice Begins- rotating through the classes
1:58 Qualifying Begins
Go-Kart 360s
Lawn Mowers
Mini Cup Cars
Go-Kart Open
3:00 Grand Stands Open
3:10 Mini Sprint Qualifying
3:25 Heat Races Begin- each class has 2 heats
6:00 Autograph Session Begins
6:50 Autograph Session Concludes
7:00 Pre-Race Ceremonies
7:10 Feature races start
Go-Kart Purple (15)
Quarter Midget Jr Honda (15)
Lawn Mower Stock (15)
Go-Kart Gold (15)
Quarter Midget Heavy 160 (15)
Go-Kart Champ (15)
Lawn Mowers Modified (15)
Quarter Midget Jr Animal (15)
Quarter Midget Sr Animal (15)
Go-Kart Cage (15)
Quarter Midget Heavy Honda (15)
Intermission
Mini Cup Feature (50)
Quarter Midget Sr Honda (15)
Go-Kart 360 A-Main (20)
Lawn Mower Super Modified (18)
Go-Kart Open (20)
Mini Sprints (50)
10:37
The fueling station is located outside the building. (Speed51.com photo)
10:34
600 drivers getting ready for their first practice session of the day. (Speed51.com photo)
10:32
Victorya Truemner looking to make it two in a row after a win in battle creek. (Speed51.com photo)
10:25
The drivers meeting has concluded. Practice is set to begin at 10:45 with Mini Sprints rolling out first.
10:24
Mini Sprints competitor, 14-year-old Chase Ridenour won on opening night back in October in Flint. (Speed51.com photo)
10:21
Today’s Trackside Now coverage of the Midwest Indoor Racing Series is presented by Speedfest 2014.

Watermelon Capital Speedway will once again be the home of Speedfest 2014 on January 25-26, 2014 in Cordele, GA. Last year, Jeff Choquette passed Chase Elliott to take home the win on the 3/8-mile oval. See the best Super Late Model and Pro Late Model drivers compete in one of the early big events of 2014. For more information, visit www.watermeloncapitalspeedway.com.

10:20
Go-Karts Open standout, Taylor Tabaszewski listens in on today’s rules and procedures (Speed51.com photo)
10:18
Midwest Indoor Racing Series Communications Director, Scott Menlen addresses the Drivers Meeting. (Speed51.com photo)
10:16
Drivers listen to race procedures. (Speed51.com photo)
10:12
The drivers meeting is just getting underway.
10:12
Good Morning and welcome to Birch Run Expo Center in Birch Run, MI . This is kart race number three for the Midwest Indoor Racing Series. There is plenty of snow on the ground on this cold morning, but the track will be heating up soon.
10:09
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Trackside Now – Midwest Indoor Racing Series – Birch Run – 12/21/13