Friday, May 26, 2017

Hagar Sweeps to Ten to Win NCRA/NSL Victory!

81Park City, Kansas – March 26, 2016 – Derek Hagar made the long tow from his Marion, Arkansas home a worthwhile journey as he led every lap in claiming the richest payout for sprints in track history, claiming the sixth annual “Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout” at 81 Speedway in Park City in the season opener for both the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products and gomuddy.com National Sprint League 360-ci sprint car series on Saturday night.

The $10,000 paycheck was the biggest in Hagar’s career and coupled with his wire-to-wire victory in Friday night’s event, it was a $11.500 weekend for the Arkansas hot-shoe.

Ian Madsen and Hagar started on the front row for the thirty-five lap feature with Hagar taking the lead as the green flag fell. Only one lap was complete before the red flag quickly appeared when Norman, Oklahoma’s Danny Wood got pinched into the front stretch wall and executed a series of flips down the front stretch. Wood was uninjured.

On the restart it was Hagar, followed by Madsen, sixth starting Don Droud, Jr., Danny Lasoski and Parker Price-Miller the top five with Hagar throttling away from the field. By lap five Hagar opened up a commanding full-stretch advantage and began approaching slower cars on lap eight. While working through the slower cars, Madsen and Lasoski battled for the runner-up position allowing the leader to keep his comfortable advantage.

The caution would slow the pace on lap fourteen when Forrest Southerland spun at the top of turns three and four.

Despite the competition now on his rear bumper on the restart, Hagar showed no signs of being detoured as, once again, he would open a half stretch lead by the races half-way mark on lap eighteen and once again approached slower traffic on lap twenty-one. As the race went to the ten laps to go mark, Madsen began to reel in Hagar and was set to make a serious challenge for the lead entering turns three and four with just six laps to go. But Madsens bid to make a challenge for the lead was all for not as the final caution flag of the night fell when Taylor Velasquez slowed at the top of turns three and four.

The race now became a six lap shootout and Hagar was up to the challenge and with a clean track, led the final laps to take the five car length victory and a $10,000 paycheck.

“Maybe I’ll have to take Monday off because I’m sure we’ll be doing a little bit of partying,” Hagar beamed in Victory Lane. “I was just trying to save my tires. I had to put my silver crown experience into play. I knew I had to get my elbows up the last 10 laps. It paid off tonight. We’re sitting on the front straightaway $10,000 richer.”
Madsen settled for second while fifth starting Brian Brown got past Lasoski late to claim third. Miller would round up fifth in his first ever appearance at 81 Speedway.

The five, eight lap heat races were won by Madsen, Justin Henderson, Lasoski, Chris Morgan and Cody Ledger with the four, ten lap qualifiers being won by Droud, Luke Cranston, Wood and Madsen. Jordan Mallett and Tyler Thomas won the two, twelve lap “B” features.

The next event for the NCRA and NSL 360-ci sprint car division will be held on Saturday night, April 16, at 81 Speedway in Park City.

Several notes from the sixth annual “Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout.” Over the two-day weekend, forty-five different drivers from eleven states, as well as Canada and Australia…His first ever appearance at 81 Speedway and in NCRA competition proved profitable for Collinsville, Oklahoma’s Tyler Thomas as he drove the Jerry and Jeff Smith owned #86 went from eighteenth to ninth in the championship feature finale earning the NSL’s Slade Shock Technology hard charger award. This is the same entry Kevin Swindell used to claim the 2014 event…..NCRA president and 81 Speedway track owner C Ray Hall also confirmed the seventh annual rendition of the “Park City Cup/Air/ Capital Shootout” will ‘at least’ pay $10,000 to win. “I stated when we started this event it would grow each year. I have some plans and we will have an announcement soon for the 2017 event.” Once again this race will be held the last weekend in March, as has been the case since its inception six years ago.

NCRA/NSL 360’s

81 Speedway/Park City, Kansas

03/26/16

38 Cars

1st Heat: 1) (8 Laps): 1. 18-Ian Madsen (1); 2. 21-Brian Brown (3); 3. 10c-Jeremy Campbell (4); 4. 81w-Danny Wood (5); 5. 76-Jay Russell (6); 6. 75-Tommy Barber (2); 7. 4j-John Carney II (7); 8. 50z-Zach Chappell (DNS).

2nd Heat: 2) (8 Laps): 1. 24bh-Justin Henderson (3); 2. 14m-Jordon Mallett (6); 3. 9n-Wade Nygaard (8); 4. 85-Forrest Sutherland (7); 5. 28-Tracey Hill (4); 6. 33-Kris Miller (5); 7. 31b-Sheldon Haudenschild (2); 8. 17w-Harli White (1).

3rd Heat: 1) (8 Laps): 1. 33l-Danny Lasoski (1); 2. E85-Tony Bruce Jr. (2); 3. 9jr-Derek Hagar (8); 4. 81-Jon Freeman (5); 5. 45x-C.J. Johnson (7); 6. 81s-Stu Snyder (6); 7. 47-Brant O’Bannion (4); 8. 20g-Jake Greider (3).

4th Heat: 1) (8 Laps): 1. 81a-Chris Morgan (4); 2. 2-Parker Price-Miller (5); 3. 86-Tyler Thomas (6); 4. 1x-Don Droud Jr. (7); 5. 21x-Taylor Velasquez (3); 6. 6-Kaden Taylor (1); 7. 4jx-Lee Grosz (DNS).

5th Heat: 1) (8 Laps): 1. 35L-Cody Ledger (6); 2. 75k-Zach Daum (2); 3. 20-Luke Cranston (3); 4. 72-Ray Seemann (7); 5. 14-Josh Riggins (5); 6. 51-Josh Fairbank (4); 7. 91-Jeff Stasa (1).

Qualifier #1 (10 Laps): 1. 1x-Don Droud Jr. (2); 2. 33l-Danny Lasoski (4); 3. E85-Tony Bruce Jr. (3); 4. 24bh-Justin Henderson (5); 5. 45x-C.J. Johnson (1); 6. 35l-Cody Ledger (6); 7. 21x-Taylor Velasquez (7); 8. 75-Tommy Barber (8); 9. 31b-Sheldon Haudenschild (DNS); 10. 50z-Zach Chappell (DNS).

Qualifier #2 (10 Laps): 1. 20-Luke Cranston (2); 2. 21-Brian Brown (4); 3. 2-Parker Price-Miller (5); 4. 76-Jay Russell (1); 5. 4j-John Carney II (8); 6. 75k-Zach Daum (3); 7. 14m-Jordon Mallett (6); 8. 81s-Stu Synder (7); 9. 91-Jeff Stasa (DNS); 10. 4jx-Lee Grosz (DNS).

Qualifier #3 (10 Laps): 1. 81w-Danny Wood (2); 2. 10c-Jeremy Campbell (3); 3. 85-Forrest Sutherland (4); 4. 81a-Chris Morgan (5); 5. 9n-Wade Nygaard (6); 6. 33-Kris Miller (7); 7. 14-Josh Riggins (1); 8. 20g-Jake Greider (9); 9. 6-Kaden Taylor (8).

Qualifier #4 (10 Laps): 1. 18-Ian Madsen (5); 2. 81-Jon Freeman (2); 3. 9jr-Derek Hagar (6); 4. 86-Tyler Thomas (3); 5. 47-Brant O’Bannion (8); 6. 72-Ray Seemann (4); 7. 51-Josh Fairbank (7); 8. 28-Tracey Hill (1); 9. 17w-Harli White (DNS).

1st B Feature: 1) (10 Laps/Top 4 Transfer): 1. 14m-Jordon Mallett (1); 2. 4j-John Carney II (4); 3. 76-Jay Russell (3); 4. 72-Ray Seemann (2); 5. 81s-Stu Synder (7); 6. 33-Kris Miller (5); 7. 20g-Jake Greider (9); 8. 14-Josh Riggins (DNS); 9. 75-Tommy Barber (DNS); 10. 17w-Harli White (DNS); 11. 31b-Sheldon Haudenschild (DNS).

2nd B Feature: 1) (10 Laps/Top 4 Transfer): 1. 86-Tyler Thomas (1); 2. 45x-C.J. Johnson (3); 3. 21x-Taylor Velasquez (5); 4. 47-Brant O’Bannion (4); 5. 91-Jeff Stasa (9); 6. 75k-Zach Daum (2); 7. 6-Kaden Taylor (8); 8. 28-Tracey Hill (7); 9. 51-Josh Fairbank (DNS); 10. 4jx-Lee Grosz (DNS); 11. 50z-Zach Chappell (DNS).

A Feature (35 Laps): 1. 9jr-Derek Hagar (2); 2. 18-Ian Madsen (1); 3. 21-Brian Brown (5); 4. 33l-Danny Lasoski (4); 5. 2-Parker Price-Miller (3); 6. 1x-Don Droud Jr. (6); 7. 10c-Jeremy Campbell (11); 8. 9n-Wade Nygaard (13); 9. 86-Tyler Thomas (18); 10. 20-Luke Cranston (8); 11. E85-Tony Bruce Jr. (15); 12. 4j-John Carney II (19); 13. 81a-Chris Morgan (12); 14. 24bh-Justin Henderson (7); 15. 14m-Jordon Mallett (17); 16. 85-Forrest Sutherland (14); 17. 72-Ray Seemann (23); 18. 47-Brant O’Bannion (24); 19. 21x-Taylor Velasquez (22); 20. 81-Jon Freeman (16); 21. 76-Jay Russell (21); 22. 45x-C.J. Johnson (20); 23. 81w-Danny Wood (10); 24. 35l-Cody Ledger (9).

Laps led: Derek Hagar 1-35.

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