Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Sunday Night Racing Revs Up Aug 14th at HPT!

The Cars 4 Less IMCA Stock Cars at Heartland Park. Reed Bros. Racing Photos

The Cars 4 Less IMCA Stock Cars at Heartland Park. Reed Bros. Racing Photos


Topeka – After rain out #4 on the season last week the Big Time Bail Bonds Sunday Showdown is ready to get started once again.

This Sunday night August 14th will see all 4 classes back in action again. The BillsBuilt Race Cars IMCA Modifieds, Cars 4 Less IMCA Stock Cars, Jersey Mike’s Subs IMCA N. Sport Mods and the Jersey Mike’s Subs IMCA Hobby Stocks will be battling once again for the win and a chance at a points title!

The Big Time Bail Bonds Sunday Showdown will maintain the same, later, gate and start times this week. Pit and spectator gates will open up at 4:30 p.m., hot laps will be at 6:30 p.m. and the first race goes green at 7:00 p.m.

RACE NOTES…

What Happened The Last Race At Heartland Park…
The last race held at Heartland Park Topeka ended in one of the closest finishes ever! Steven Bowers Jr. edged out Tom Charles by inches to win the BillsBuilt Race Cars IMCA Modified Feature. Point leader, Brandon Conkwright, scored his 1st win of the season in the Cars 4 Less IMCA Stock Cars. Dustin Thulin became the first repeat winner of the year in the Jersey Mike’s Subs IMCA N. Sport Mod division. Cody Williams followed Thulin’s lead and score his 2nd win on the season in the Jersey Mike’s Subs IMCA Hobby Stock class!

BillsBuilt Race Cars IMCA Modified Notes…
Steven Bowers and Tom Charles did have a tight race last race night out, but more importantly Jordan Grabouski’s misfortune was their gain on the night. Grabo, the point leader, went out of the race while leading. Bowers and Charles finishing 1st and 2nd moved them up in the points. Currently, they are both tied for 2nd and trail Grabo by just 12 points.
Danny Holt is currently in 4th and only 25 points out.
There have been a total of 39 different racers register and log points in the Modified division this season.

Mike Eisenhut #2. Reed Bros. Racing Photos

Mike Eisenhut #2. Reed Bros. Racing Photos

Mike Eisenhut – Reed Bros. Racing Photos[/caption]This Week’s Driver to Watch… Mike Eisenhut #2, Topeka, KS.

Mike Eisenhut has been having a solid 2016 race season. He has traveled to a few different tracks and fared rather well. At Heartland Park he has put in some top 5 finishes and it’s placed him inside the top 5 in the points. It’s safe to say that Eisenhut is getting better week after week. Don’t be surprised if, with extra money on the line, he isn’t motivated more than ever to finish up front. Keep an eye on the #2 this Sunday.

Cars 4 Less IMCA Stock Car Notes…
Point leader, Brandon Conkwright, had a little extra time to celebrate his win last race out. Now it’s time to get back to business as the biggest race of the season hits this class.
This season there has yet to be a repeat winner in this class. Seven races up and 7 different drivers have gotten out in Big Time Bail Bonds Victory Lane. This week will it be regular or a newcomer going to victory lane?

Jim Powell Jr. #20P. Reed Bros. Racing Photos

Jim Powell Jr. #20P. Reed Bros. Racing Photos

This Week’s Driver To Watch… Jim Powell Jr. #20P, Lecompton, KS.

Jim Powell Jr. has been one of the best Stock Car drivers in this area for quite some time. He knows how to win and he knows how to win big races. Powell currently is 5th in the points, but something tells me that this extra money will be putting him in that frame of mind to just win. Powell has won everywhere he has been in 2016 and Heartland Park is no different. Powell is 1 of the 7 different winners that have visited victory lane this year. Wouldn’t it be nice to be the 1st driver to double up on the year when the big money is on the line?

Jersey Mike’s Subs IMCA Northern Sport Mod Notes…
Dustin Thulin had to go and ruin it for everyone! Thulin became the only driver, in the N. Sport Mods, to win multiple features last race out. Still 6 different winners out of 7 races isn’t bad either.
The points battle in this division is CRAZY! Curtis Dreasher is the point leader, but 4th place, Thulin, only trails by 9 points. Heck 6th place, Jaylen Wettengel still has a chance and he is 34 points back.
36 different N. Sport Mod drivers have logged laps and points at HPT this season.

Billy Carreno #23C. Reed Bros. Racing Photos

Billy Carreno #23C. Reed Bros. Racing Photos

Driver to Watch This Week… Billy Carreno #23C, Hoyt, KS.

Billy is a driver who is on the rise. The 2016 season has been good to Carreno and the last race it showed as he took home his best finish every at Heartland Park, 2nd place. Each week this driver gets stronger. What a great story it would be if Carreno could better his finish from the last race and take home the $500 top prize? It’s a long shot, but it is possible. Keep an eye on the #23C this Sunday night.

Jersey Mike’s Subs IMCA Hobby Stock Notes…
Cody Williams blasted from his 8th starting position 3 weeks ago to gain his 2nd feature win of the season. He is the only driver in the division to repeat. Can he make it a 3 peat this Sunday?
It’s another great points battle here. Dalton Ronnebaum is the point leader, but the top 4 cars are separated by just 22 points. This battle will go down to the wire.
27 different drivers have battled it out at Heartland Park this season. A strong turnout for the Hobbies.

Alex Boyden #4D. Reed Bros. Racing Photos

Alex Boyden #4D. Reed Bros. Racing Photos

Driver to Watch This Week… Alex Boyden #4D, Harveyville, KS.

We talked about the points battle earlier in the article. Alex Boyden is one of those drivers battling for the championship this season. It’s been a strong season for Boyden to this point. No, he hasn’t gotten into victory lane yet. He has gained a lot of top 10 and 5 finishes and that’s put him in a position to battle for the championship. Last race he was close to running down Cody Williams before he settled on a runner up finish. Keep an eye on Boyden this week, he just might surprise you.

Big Time Bail Bonds Sunday Showdown
Points as of 7/17/2016

Cars 4 Less IMCA Stock Car 2016

1 24c Brandon Conkwright 266.000 -0
2 27 Dominic Thyfault 239.000 -27
3 5K Steve Herrick 230.000 -36
4 11 Christine Holt 228.000 -38
5 20P Jim Powell Jr 218.000 -48
6 15 Terry Blessing 191.000 -75
7 621 Josh Everhart 143.000 -123
8 39K Shane Schmidt 130.000 -136
9 c15 Eric Weyer 125.000 -141
10 12b Bryan Rigsby 116.000 -150

Jersey Mike’s Subs IMCA HOBBY STOCKS – 2016

1 96R Dalton Ronnebaum 258.000 -0
2 53T Tyler Garst 245.000 -13
3 4d Alex Boyden 239.000 -19
4 91J Jaylen Wettengel 236.000 -22
5 59 Byron Glotzbach 218.000 -40
6 14 Ricky Tanner 195.000 -63
7 97L Levi Henery 194.000 -64
8 77 Cody Williams 183.000 -75
9 17 Randy Kohn 168.000 -90
10 40G Lafe Garst 128.000 -130

Billsbuilt Race Cars IMCA Modified 2016

1 30 Jordan Grabouski 267.000 -0
2 77 Steven Bowers, Jr. 255.000 -12
3 81 Tom Charles 255.000 -12
4 7D Danny Holt 242.000 -25
5 2 Mike Eisenhut 228.000 -39
6 444 Chris Flower 188.000 -79
7 7 Anthony Tanner 175.000 -92
8 44 Jared Rogers 163.000 -104
9 6B Melvin Bailey 154.000 -113
10 63 Derrick Brown 121.000 -146

Jersey Mike’s Subs IMCA Northern Sport Mod 2016

1 c4 Curtis Dreasher 255.000 -0
2 81 Austin Charles 251.000 -4
3 21K Dan Charles 247.000 -8
4 45 Dustin Thulin 246.000 -9
5 1 Derek Huffman 227.000 -28
6 91J Jaylen Wettengel 221.000 -34
7 B55 Brian Davidson 193.000 -62
8 23c Billy Carreno 184.000 -71
9 1M Brian Murphy 166.000 -89

NOTES TO THE RACERS: Driver check in closes at 6:15 p.m. Make sure you are there to check in before 6:15 p.m. If you are not there by 6:15 you will have to start scratch in your heat and it will be up to the track officials if the late driver will be allowed to compete.

Important Information…

Pit Gate Opens at 4:30 p.m.
Spectator Gate Opens at 4:30 p.m.
Draw Ends at 6:15 p.m.
Drivers Meeting at 6:20 p.m.
Hot Laps at 6:30 p.m.
1st Race Goes Green at 7:00 p.m.

Ticket Prices:
Adult $8.00
Kids 6 to 12 $2.00
Children 5 and Under are FREE!
Sr. (62+) & Military (with ID) $6.00

Order of Events:
Jersey Mike’s Subs Hobby Heats
Jersey Mike’s Subs Sport Mod Heats
Cars 4 Less Stock Car Heats
BillsBuilt Race Cars Modified Heats
Jersey Mike’s Subs Hobby B (If needed)
Jersey Mike’s Subs Sport B (If needed)
Intermission 15 minutes
Cars 4 Less Stock B (If needed)
BillsBuilt Race Cars Modified B (If needed)
Features
Jersey Mike’s Subs Hobby
Jersey Mike’s Subs Sport Mod
Cars 4 Less Stock Car
BillsBuilt Race Cars Modified

To follow all the action fans can keep up with Heartland Park Topeka’s Dirt Track by logging on to their website at www.heartlandpark.com or follow them on Facebook at Heartland Park Topeka!

Heartland Park Topeka’s Dirt Track is located at 7530 SW Topeka Blvd, Topeka, KS.

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