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August 28, 2019
Chase Junghans Races to Trio of Podiums During Dirt Million Weekend
World of Outlaws Triple Header Up Next
Manhattan, Kansas (08/28/19) – Chase Junghans enjoyed a successful weekend during the second annual Dirt Million in his Shop Quik Convenience Stores No. 18 Bozard Ford Lincoln/XR1 Rocket Chassis/ Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model.
The Kansas racer registered back-to-back runner-up finishes in preliminary action at Ohio’s Mansfield Motor Speedway on Thursday and Friday before racing to a third-place finish in Saturday night’s mega finale.
“I probably should have tried to get up there and get around Jonathan [Davenport], and then it might have been a different story [in the 100-lap finale],” Junghans said. “Our cars were good all weekend. It’s kind of disappointing running third because I feel like we should have won. But we’ve just got to keep a good notebook and hopefully get a clean-sweep next year.
“My team has been working so hard this year, and I’m as confident as I’ve ever been in the driver’s seat. We’ll head to the next one and try to knock down some more wins.”
On Thursday evening Chase Junghans kicked off the second annual Dirt Million presented by Arizona Sport Shirts at Mansfield Motor Speedway (Mansfield, Ohio) as the field was split into duel $10,000-to-win programs. Drawing 56 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) entries for the opening round of the three-day Dirt Million, Junghans laid down the fastest lap in his time trial group before recording a runner-up finish in his heat race.
Starting the $10,000-to-win, 30-lap A-Main in the sixth position, Chase improved four spots to register a second-place finish behind Jonathan Davenport with Bobby Pierce, Ricky Weiss, and Mike Marlar trailing them to the checkers.
The following night found another round of preliminary features being contested, and Junghans advanced one position in his heat race to pick up the 10-lap victory. Earning the third-starting position for his preliminary feature, Chase gained one spot in the 30-lapper, scoring a runner-up finish behind Mike Marlar with Michael Norris, Jonathan Davenport, and Tyler Erb rounding out the Top-5.
Via his runner-up finishes in his preliminary features Chase locked into Saturday night’s pole-sitter’s dash, where he registered a third-place finish, which positioned him third on the starting grid for the $101,626-to-win finale.
After working his way up to the second position and challenging early race-leader Jonathan Davenport for the top spot, Junghans ultimately settled into a third-place finish behind Brandon Sheppard and Mike Marlar with Jimmy Owens and Ricky Weiss completing the Top-5 finishers.
Chase claimed a handsome $33,875 for his third-place finish in the finale.
For more results from the weekend, please visit www.LucasDirt.com .
This weekend – August 29 – 31 – has Chase scheduled to return to action with the World of Outlaws (WoO) Morton Buildings Late Model Series with a trio of events. On Friday night action opens at I-96 Speedway (Lake Odessa, Michigan) with a $10,000-to-win program. Friday and Saturday will find the team pitted at Sharon Speedway for a doubleheader, which posts a $6,000 winner’s check on the first night and a $15,000 winner’s check on Saturday.
From there, the team is tentatively looking at entering the 51st annual Hillbilly 100 at West Virginia’s Tyler County Speedway on Sunday evening. The historic event posts a $30,000 winner’s check for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series.
Chase is currently fourth in the latest WoO standings.
For more information on the weekend’s races, please visit www.WoOLMS.com and www.LucasDirt.com .
Chase Junghans Racing would like to thank their principal and associate sponsors including Shop Quik Convenience Stores, Bozard Ford Lincoln, Sunoco Race Fuels, Junghans Discount Liquors, Paulson Rock Products, Hoosier Tire, Rocket Chassis, Clements Racing Engines, Hooker Harness, Keyser Manufacturing, Integra Shocks, Fast Shafts Driveshafts, Speedway Motors, PRC, Sweet Manufacturing, and MSR Mafia Marketing Services.
For the latest team news and updates on Chase Junghans and Shop Quik Racing please visit www.ChaseJunghans.com .
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August 28, 2019
Ricky Weiss Finishes Fifth in Dirt Million Finale
Four-Race Weekend Awaits Canadian Racer
Headingley, Manitoba, Canada (08/28/19) – Another major Dirt Late Model event and another strong showing by Canada’s Ricky Weiss. The driver of the Derrick’s Sandblasting No. 7w Kakela Farms/ J&C Properties/ Sweet-Bloomquist Race Car/ Vic Hill Race Engine Super Late Model streaked to a fifth-place finish in Saturday night’s finale for the second annual Dirt Million presented by Arizona Sport Shirts.
“Once again we were right there. For the first half of the race we were biding our time, and I really think we were exactly where we needed to be tire wise if it came down to a tire race. But then the track took rubber, and I couldn’t make up any more ground. We also broke something in the front end with about ten laps to go, and we were thankfully able to limp it home to a fifth-place finish,” Weiss commented. “It seems like we are a contender every night, no matter who we race with or where we race. That makes it really fun for our team.”
On Thursday night Ricky Weiss was in action at Mansfield Motor Speedway (Mansfield, Ohio) as the second annual Dirt Million weekend came to life. With 56 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) entries in action, Weiss advanced one spot in his heat race to pick up the 10-lap victory. After starting second on the gird for the 30-lap preliminary feature, Ricky notched a fourth-place finish behind Jonathan Davenport, Chase Junghans, and Bobby Pierce.
The following night found another round of preliminary features on the docket, and Ricky recorded a fourth-place finish in his heat race, which positioned him 10th on the starting grid for the A-Main. With $10,000 on the line, Weiss gained three spots to finish seventh.
Starting on the pole of his heat race on Saturday afternoon, Weiss streaked to a 10-lap heat race victory, which locked him into the 11th-starting position for the $101,626-to-win Dirt Million. Breaking into the Top-5, Ricky gained six spots in the 100-lapper to claim a fifth-place finish in the $101,626-to-win finale behind Brandon Sheppard, Mike Marlar, Chase Junghans, and Jimmy Owens.
For more results from these events, please visit www.LucasDirt.com .
The upcoming Labor Day weekend has Weiss preparing to enter four races in four days. Thursday through Saturday finds Ricky enter a trio of World of Outlaws (WoO) Morton Buildings Late Model Series events. After kicking things off on Thursday night at Michigan’s I-96 Speedway the action shifts to Sharon Speedway (Hartford, Ohio) for back-to-back races on Friday and Saturday. The team will round out the weekend on Sunday night at Tony Stewart’s Eldora Speedway with the annual Baltes Classic, which is sanctioned by the Sunoco American Late Model Series.
Ricky is currently second in the WoO standings and leads the tour’s Rookie of the Year battle.
For more information on the weekend’s events, please visit www.WoOLMS.com and www.EldoraSpeedway.com .
Ricky Weiss would like to thank his marketing partners and sponsors including Derrick's Sandblasting, J&C Properties, Kakela Farms, G-Style Transport, Collins Brothers Towing, Winkler Canvas, Global Enterprises Inc., Wiesner Trucking, Sweet Bloomquist Race Cars, RDW Recycling, Straight Ahead Ventures Inc., Keewatin Truck Service, Rod Fehr Racing, Team Red Line Graphix, Penske Racing Shocks, Turk Enterprises, Hawkeye Construction, Forks Mobile Wash, Vic Hill Race Engines, Mark Brandt Trucking, Fastenal, Schaeffer’s Racing Oil, Go Lithium Batteries, Aldon Auto Recycled Auto & Truck Parts, Innovative Auto & Diesel Performance, Allied Roofing Inc., FK Rod Ends, FastShafts, Beyea Custom Headers, Arizona Sport Shirts, Base Racing, Fuels, Swift Springs, Allstar Performance, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.
For more information on Ricky Weiss please visit his website at www.WeissRacing7.com .