Sterling Heights, MI (Thursday, October 15, 2020) - Racing into October is always a known gamble in the Great Lakes Region; yet, with the challenges presented by COVID-19 in 2020, some tracks are pushing the envelope and hoping for more. Winston Speedway is no exception but is coming up just short this weekend. Elsewhere, Kokomo Speedway officials are gearing up for their Annual Kokomo Klash double-header weekend. As of Thursday, nearly all divisions are at capacity for Saturday night's program.
Winston Speedway has attempted to run the Lane Automotive Player Hater Wild West Shootout on two different occasions in the last month. Each time, mother nature hasn't dealt Dean Wilkerson and his crew a winning hand. The Rothbury, Michigan track isn't done trying though, rescheduling the event to Friday and Saturday, October 23rd-24th.
A full show is scheduled, with Late Models paying $3,000 to win, IMCA Modifieds racing for $2,000, Street Stocks for $1,200, with Pro-Stocks, Cyber Stocks, Warriors, Mini Wedges, and an Enduro also on the schedule.
In Hoosier country, Kokomo Speedway is still on track for the 14th Running of the Kokomo Klash. The two-day show kicks off Friday night with the traditional open-wheel show; featuring Non-Wing 410 Sprints, Midgets, 305 Sprints - Winged, and Thunder Cars. Friday night racing begins at 7:00 pm.
Saturday night in Kokomo, Indiana is nearly at capacity, with pre-registration required for the first time in event history. Hornets, Street Stocks, Modifieds, Sportsman, and DIRTcar UMP Super Late Models make up the show. As of 1:30 pm Thursday afternoon, all divisions except late models were full, with no additional entries being accepted. Late Models, however, were only left with four spots available for pre-registration. Racing on Saturday night begins at 5:00 pm.
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Kokomo Speedway Saturday Entry List as of 1:30 pm 10/15/20
1g Devin Gilpin 1am Austyn Mills 3 Jeff Robertson 3D Chad Doxsee 4 Travis Stemler B4U Brad Eitniear 8 Daniel Richardson 11x Ryan Lanphierd 12 Jeff Curl 14 Glen Thompson 14N Tyler Norton 19x Cody Bauer 19m Carter Murday 20 Chad White 20W Justin White 21D David Hilliker 22 Jace Owens 33 Josh Roberton 39 Brandon Moore 44 Josh Barett 45 Travis Abbott 61 Curtis Radke 67 Scott Robertson 71 Rusty Smith 71s Joe Smith 89 Mike Spatola 92 Lynn Johns 98 Cole Swibold 99 Bill Sheets
00 Mike Vandermark Jr 0 Garrett Jameson 0B Deaven Bolton 0K Travis Kohler 0no Jamie Layton 05 Kody Weisner 1 Dave Lilja 1E Jeffery Erickson Jr 2 Clayton Bryant 2W James Watters 3W Dylan Woodling 4 Logan Beckwith Jr 5 Curt Spalding 5B Kayeleb Bolton 5H Joshua Hotsinpiller 5L Dan Lewellen 5x Trent Musk 7 Brad DeYoung 8c Corey Bevard 8k Levi Kissinger 9 Todd Nelson 11 Bradley Jameson 12 Lynn Johns 14b William Endert 14 Terry Sroufe 15 Jimmy Hayden 15jr Rich Robinson 17N Dillon Nusbaum 19 Ryan Ramseyer 21 Richie Shirey 21c Drew Charlson 22T Tony Anderson 23 Dylan Caldwell 24H Steven Hogue 25 Josh Lolmaugh 25s Jake Straka 27 Beau DeYoung 27k Kevin DeYoung 28m Frank Marshall 29 Gordon Parsons 29J Jordan Wever 32R George Reedy 34W James Walters 35 Ethan Weber 38 Tim Sullivan Jr 46 John Warner 51x Bradley Quinn 53 Bobby Stremme 55D Tim McCafferty 57 Mark Grosvenor 58 Eddie Martin 60 Jason Begeman 65 Todd Sherman 65x Tyler Roahrig K67 Ian Keller 71b Logan Beckwith 71 Chris Hicks 76jr Jacob Wilkinson 77 Nathan Dicks 80 Cole Sink 83J James Weintraut 92 Kenny Carmichael Sr 92c Kenny Carmichael Jr 96 Frankie Lara 114 Caden McWhorter 463 Daniel Sanchez 812 Mark Hotovy 891 JR Hotovy 757 Jesse Bitterling
0k Shane Kelley 00 Ken Kelley 05 Justin Jeffries 1 Bradley Frye 3 Troy Knorr 05 Justin Jeffries 9W Joe Wiggins 10B Randy Brawley 11 Josh Loomis 11R Danielle Robinson 15H Austin Harnick 18 Steve Hollars 19M Douglas McCullough 21 Lyndon Whitfill 22T Tony Anderson 23B Casey Barr 32D Tommy Duncan 32 Travis Hamilton 45 Ken Small 45t Tim Tabaczka 51 Branden Carr 60 Todd Sherman 64 John Shidler 69 Nate Murphy 75 Daniel Snyder 75x Tucker Chastain 77B Rob Brillhart 81P Austin Phelps 83 Josh Sternberg 88 Reece Novak 89 Austin Friedman 95 Randy Petro 99 Trey Chastain 104 Adam Erickson 188 Anthony Craven
00 Mike Vandermark Jr 00A Skylar Antonelli H0 Lee Hobbs 0 Chris Hunter 07D Haley Dippman 09 Rob Myers 1T Troy Taylor 1 Ervin Turner 2J Jim Ransom 5C Megan Cavaness 6P William Peck 7B Shawn Valenti 9 Andrew Pollock 9A Ryan Arnett 9M Landon Metcalf 9R Zane Rietz 9x Jeff Allen 10H Don Hilleary 10K Miguel Lulikowski 11B Michael Bennett 12 Kody Conner 14 Andy Bishop 14A Jordan Almanza 14E Megan Erwin 14T Chris Tippit 14s Keaton Streeval G14 Greg Marlow 15 TJ Larson 15sr David Short 15jr Andrew Short 16 Kyle Barger 16B Bo Barger 17 Shawn Bone 18 Ryan Crocker 18C Sam Casko 19 Ron Wilkes 19T Gregg Tarr 20 Tanner Sullivan 20C Bryan Cook 21K Jacob Kolwyck 22 Bill Bradley 22c Chad Neeley 23P Sawyer Prosser 25 Dustin Pruitt 25M Dalton Mickle 26 Andrew Bogart 27 Rick Kidney 27L Eric Legner 28 Josh Hartman 29 Raigen Rich 31 Matthew Lambrecht 32H Dan Hennig 33 Frank Horvath 38 Kyle Prince 42 Peter Argianas 42x Jesse Simmons 44 David Fritz 44jr Danny Komisarcik Jr 51 Bradon DeLong 51L Travis Larson 54 Katie Grigsby 55 Tyler Halloway 57 Chris Joseph 57H Joel Herandez 57j Jeffery Jessup 58 Kevin Green 60 Jason Begeman 62 Brayden Stinnett 62W Dustin Weber 67 Calind Forsythe 70 Dustin Jones 73 Jeff Hinkley 77C Joe Clark 78 Patrick Hite 79 Mike Fincher 82 Jimmy Garreston 82R Don Rance 83 Tyler Sweat 85 Chuck Smith 86jr Kory Glassburn 88D Jordan Danford 91 Michael Clark 99J Donnie Jeschke 114 Austen Hubbard 117 Joshua Smith 1911 Jason Carson X225 Trevor Bitterling
00 Ned Kaiser 00W Jeremy Wilber 00c Mike Currier 03 Austin Miotto 007 Tyler Morehouse 1W Robbie White 2 Emily Sutton 2B Josh Stowers 2G Greg Garrison 3 Britia Anderson 7L Sam Landis 8up Reese Riser 9 Aaron Tatman 10 Dustin Lumley B10 Kory Kohler 11 Dominic Morehouse 11H Brady Hines 11M Nickolas Mackall B12 Matthew Balthazor 14 Curtis Vitali 14a Trevor Adams 14s Jordan Siegel 14w Jason Wert G14 Greg Marlow 15 Paul Streeter 15R Katie Robinson 16 Jesse Areanas 17 Josh Lank 17K Adam Kuehn 17jr Josh Lank Jr 19 Josh Gamblin 20 Allen Hite 21H Scott Harrington 22 Drew Phillips 22M Lindsay Morley 22W Joshua Wright 22r Shane Reed 24A Gage Allen 31 Billy Day 37 Kaleb Hinkley 37H Chris Harrington 39 Marcus Vitali 43 Jake Momper 44 Evan Eckoff 45 Jeremy Conley 55 Tristan Clipfell 56 Larry Babbs 63X Grayson Pratt 66 Derrick Weiand 73 Ray Smith 75 John Allman 76 Amber Day 77 Alicia Allman 77R Josh Allerding 78 Jason Spencer 78T Seth Trissel 79 Todd Drewes 85 Ethan Joseph 89 Desmond Luse 92 Nathan Banister 93 Derek Juhl 96 Tyler Allman 144 Alex Wilson 416 Kaleb Layhew 599 Ryan Schrock 630 Corey Prince WF0 Skylar Antonelli
Story - Zach Hiser, Horsepower Happenings
Photo - Jim DenHamer