Fred Brownfield Memorial/West Coast Results and Stories

Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Sam Hafertepe Jr.Sam Hafertepe Jr. West Coast News and Notes from July 4th weekend
by Adam J. Ulrey

There are a lot of races all over the country that have memorial or classic races for people who have meant a lot to the sport of Sprint Car racing or who have unfortunate passed away. That is the case for one of the biggest races on the calender in the Pacific Northwest. Fred Brownfield in this country is looked at as the man who brought big time 360 Sprint car racing to the forefront with the start of the Northern Sprint Tour in 1996. It was and still looked at as one of the best 360 series in the history of the sport. With average car counts between 30-35 cars and when he started Speedweek in 1998 and it still continues to this day his car counts for the week would be over 50. Fred did two things that most promoters don't do and that is he cared about two things only making sure he took care of his drivers and the fans. He always said if I do those two things then will be successful and that he was. I could write a book on all the people that think the world of Fred and what he accomplished here. He took over Grays Harbor Raceway and it was in bad shape and gave it a face lift and turned it into a premier racing track that showcase the best talent in the country. He brought the World of Outlaws to town for a 3-day weekend that was called the Big “E: weekend and it would sell out with over 6000 fans packed into the track. When he started the National Sprint Tour in 2006 it was the rival to the WoO and I believe would still be here if he was alive as the plans for 2007 were huge with strong money backing and more drivers jumping to the series, but once Fred passed away that changed everything and I mean everything in the northwest and since then its never been the same and I doubt it ever will be. Fred Passed on Dirt Cup weekend at Grays Harbor in a freak accident as he was on the track and hit by a car that didn't see him. It crushed all of us who cared about him and his family and also as race fans he meant so much to us. So in his honor we race a special race called the Fred Brownfield Memorial race. ASCS keeps thinking that by changing the name to the Fred Brownfield Classic they can call it the 2nd annual. That is disrespecting the race, this year it was the 6th annual Fred Brownfield Memorial race. Before ASCS got involved last year we would get over 50 cars for this race as the 2nd day of the two-day show paid out $10,092 to the winner as 92 was Fred's racing number.
So the 6th annual FB Classic got under way this past weekend and they should change the name to the Sam Hafertepe Jr. Classic as dominated the entire field leading every lap of both main events on Friday and Saturday to take all the cash. Over the past two weekends in the Northwest he has won two of our biggest races we have in Dirt Cup and the FB Classic. He was just the best guy out there and he proved it on both nights. He was never really Challenged. If you go to my website I have all the results of the past five Fred Brownfield memorial races with Shane Stewart winning the first two and another WoO driver winning the 2010 race in Jason Johnson.

ASCS National Grays Harbor Raceway - Elma, Wash. 2nd annual Fred Brownfield
Memorial Friday, July 1, 2016

Car Count: 39

ButlerBuilt Heat Races (8 Laps, Top 16 in Passing Point advance to the A-Main)

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[4]; 2. 18-Jason Solwold[3]; 3. 45X-Johnny Herrera[8]; 4. 9-Shawn Rice[1]; 5. 44NZ-Daniel Anderson[2]; 6. 33-Colton Heath[6]; 7. 20-Travis Jacobson[7]; 8. 42-Devin Madonia[5]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 21-Robbie Price[1]; 2. 31C-Justyn Cox[3]; 3. 2C-Wayne Johnson[7]; 4. 2L-Logan Forler[6]; 5. 2JR-Kelly Miller[2]; 6. 17-Cameron (Cam) Smith[8]; 7. N8-Nate Vaughn[5]; 8. 5-Brian Boswell[4]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 9R-Reece Goetz[2]; 2. 39C-Travis Rilat[3]; 3. 94-Steven Tiner[1]; 4. 91-Chase Goetz[4]; 5. 11-Roger Crockett[7]; 6. 51-Bricen James[5]; 7. 97R-Jason Reed[8]; 8. 33S-Lance Sargent[6]

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 0J-Jay Cole[2]; 2. 33V-Henry VanDam[5]; 3. 23-Seth Bergman[6]; 4. 44-Jake Helsel[7]; 5. 52-Blake Hahn[3]; 6. 11M-Evan Margeson[8]; 7. 8X-John Stuart[4]; 8. (DNF) 99-Skylar Gee[1]

Heat 5 (8 Laps): 1. 3-J.J. Hickle[2]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel[4]; 3. 5H-Cory Eliason[5]; 4. 22C-Trevor Cook[3]; 5. 56-Justin Youngquist[7]; 6. (DNF) 9A-Luke Didiuk[6]; 7. (DNF) 95-Matt Covington[1]
BMRS B-Feature(s) (12 laps, top 3 advance to the A-Feature)

B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 56-Justin Youngquist[2]; 2. 94-Steven Tiner[1]; 3. 52-Blake Hahn[5]; 4. 22C-Trevor Cook[3]; 5. 95-Matt Covington[10]; 6. 11M-Evan Margeson[4]; 7. 2JR-Kelly Miller[6]; 8. 97R-Jason Reed[8]; 9. 9A-Luke Didiuk[7]; 10. 42-Devin Madonia[11]; 11. N8-Nate Vaughn[9]; 12. (DNF) 99-Skylar Gee[12]

B Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. 11-Roger Crockett[1]; 2. 91-Chase Goetz[2]; 3. 20-Travis Jacobson[8]; 4. 33-Colton Heath[6]; 5. 51-Bricen James[7]; 6. 44NZ-Daniel Anderson[5]; 7. 9-Shawn Rice[4]; 8. 33S-Lance Sargent[10]; 9. 8X-John Stuart[9]; 10. (DNF) 17-Cameron (Cam) Smith[3]; 11. (DNF) 5-Brian Boswell[11]
Protect the Harvest A-Feature (25 Laps, Top 4 lock into Saturday's A-Main)

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[4]; 2. 2C-Wayne Johnson[3]; 3. 45X-Johnny Herrera[1]; 4. 23-Seth Bergman[9]; 5. 87-Aaron Reutzel[6]; 6. 33V-Henry VanDam[2]; 7. 3-J.J. Hickle[5]; 8. 2L-Logan Forler[16]; 9. 0J-Jay Cole[7]; 10. 5H-Cory Eliason[14]; 11. 11-Roger Crockett[18]; 12. 9R-Reece Goetz[8]; 13. 52-Blake Hahn[21]; 14. 18-Jason Solwold[11]; 15. 31C-Justyn Cox[12]; 16. 94-Steven Tiner[19]; 17. 21-Robbie Price[10]; 18. 56-Justin Youngquist[17]; 19. 91-Chase Goetz[20]; 20. 44-Jake Helsel[15]; 21. (DNF) 39C-Travis Rilat[13]; 22. (DNF) 20-Travis Jacobson[22]; 23. (DNF) 95-Matt Covington[23]

Lap Leader(s): Johnny Herrera 1-4; Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 5-25 FSR High Point Driver: Sam Hafertepe, Jr.  Hard Charger: Logan Forler +8 Provisional(s): Matt Covington

2016 ASCS National Driver Standings (Top 10): 1. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 2,143; 2. Johnny Herrera 2,039; 3. Logan Forler 1,885; 4. Wayne Johnson 1,855; 5. Aaron Reutzel 1,852; 6. Blake Hahn 1,829; 7. Seth Bergman 1,818; 8. Matt Covington 1,790; 9. Brad Loyet 1,498; 10. Josh Baughman 1,380

ASCS National Grays Harbor Raceway - Elma, Wash. 2nd annual Fred Brownfield Memorial Saturday, July 2, 2016

Car Count: 36 Event Total: 40

ButlerBuilt Heat Races (8 Laps, Top 16 in Passing Point advance to the A-Main)

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 5H-Cory Eliason[4]; 2. 52-Blake Hahn[2]; 3. 3-J.J. Hickle[5]; 4. 42-Devin Madonia[1]; 5. 22-Garen Linder[3]; 6. 44-Jake Helsel[6]; 7. 21-Robbie Price[9]; 8. 44NZ-Daniel Anderson[7]; 9. 51-Bricen James[8]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 0J-Jay Cole[2]; 2. 31C-Justyn Cox[3]; 3. 56-Justin Youngquist[6]; 4. 33V-Henry VanDam[7]; 5. 87-Aaron Reutzel[8]; 6. 39C-Travis Rilat[9]; 7. 9-Shawn Rice[1]; 8. (DNF) 18-Jason Solwold[4]; 9. (DNF) 5-Brian Boswell[5]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 5T-Travis Jacobson[3]; 2. 9R-Reece Goetz[4]; 3. 91-Chase Goetz[2]; 4. 17-Cameron (Cam) Smith[7]; 5. 9A-Luke Didiuk[5]; 6. 2JR-Kelly Miller[8]; 7. N8-Nate Vaughn[1]; 8. 97R-Jason Reed[6]; 9. (DNF) 11-Roger Crockett[9]

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 33-Colton Heath[2]; 2. 94-Steven Tiner[3]; 3. 95-Matt Covington[5]; 4. 99-Skylar Gee[4]; 5. 2L-Logan Forler[7]; 6. 11M-Evan Margeson[8]; 7. 33S-Lance Sargent[6]; 8. 22C-Trevor Cook[9]; 9. 8X-John Stuart[1]
BMRS B-Feature(s) (12 laps, top 3 advance to the A-Feature)

B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 11M-Evan Margeson[3]; 2. 22-Garen Linder[5]; 3. 99-Skylar Gee[2]; 4. 44-Jake Helsel[6]; 5. 9-Shawn Rice[8]; 6. 22C-Trevor Cook[7]; 7. 97R-Jason Reed[9]; 8. 9A-Luke Didiuk[4]; 9. (DNF) 33V-Henry VanDam[1]; 10. (DNF) 5-Brian Boswell[10]; (DNS) 87-Aaron Reutzel; (DNS) 11-Roger Crockett

B Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. 39C-Travis Rilat[5]; 2. 91-Chase Goetz[1]; 3. 2L-Logan Forler[2]; 4. 18-Jason Solwold[10]; 5. 21-Robbie Price[6]; 6. 2JR-Kelly Miller[3]; 7. 42-Devin Madonia[4]; 8. 51-Bricen James[11]; 9. N8-Nate Vaughn[9]; 10. 33S-Lance Sargent[7]; 11. 44NZ-Daniel Anderson[8]; 12. 8X-John Stuart[12]
Protect the Harvest A-Feature (30 Laps)

A Feature (30 Laps): 1. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[3]; 2. 2C-Wayne Johnson[4]; 3. 45X-Johnny Herrera[1]; 4. 5H-Cory Eliason[8]; 5. 33-Colton Heath[6]; 6. 94-Steven Tiner[12]; 7. 18-Jason Solwold[23]; 8. 5T-Travis Jacobson[7]; 9. 0J-Jay Cole[5]; 10. 52-Blake Hahn[16]; 11. 3-J.J. Hickle[13]; 12. 95-Matt Covington[14]; 13. 9R-Reece Goetz[9]; 14. 99-Skylar Gee[21]; 15. 22-Garen Linder[19]; 16. 17-
Cameron (Cam) Smith[15]; 17. 11M-Evan Margeson[17]; 18. (DNF) 31C-Justyn Cox[11]; 19. (DNF) 2L-Logan Forler[22]; 20. (DNF) 56-Justin Youngquist[10]; 21. (DNF) 39C-Travis Rilat[18]; 22. (DNF) 91-Chase Goetz[20]; 23. (DNF) 23-Seth Bergman[2]
Lap Leader(s): Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 1-30 FSR High Point Driver: Cory Eliason Hard Charger: Jason Solwold +16 Provisional(s): Jason Solwold (Promoter)

2016 ASCS National Driver Standings (Top 10): 1. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 2,293; 2. Johnny Herrera 2,174; 3. Wayne Johnson 1,997; 4. Logan Forler 1,979; 5. Blake Hahn 1,942; 6. Aaron Reutzel 1,917; 7. Seth Bergman 1,906; 8. Matt Covington 1,898; 9. Brad Loyet 1,498; 10. Josh Baughman 1,380

Shane GolobicShane Golobic Placerville Speedway in Claifornia would see a couple of 360 Sprint car shows and on Saturday night it would be Shane Golobic getting the win.....

* Placerville Speedway CA)

* #22K Shane Golobic #16 Andy Gregg #4S Michael Kofoid #4SA Greg DeCaires #X1 Mason Moore #24 Chase Johnson #1 Billy Butler #5 Kirt Organ #3C Tyler Walker #33T Jimmy Trulli #P37 Matt Peterson #25 Justin Johnson #29 Willie Croft #77 Mike Benson #5V Seth Nunes #45 Jake Morgan #35 Sean Becker #55 Cody Hodgson #57B Bobby Butler #7C Andy Forsberg 7/3

Mike BensonMike Benson Night number two on July 4th would see the veteran Mike Benson hold off the hard charging Tyler Walker for the win.......

* Placerville Speedway CA)360 sprints...

* #77 Mike Benson #3C Tyler Walker #4SA Greg DeCaires #22K Shane Golobic #56 Ryan Bernal #X1 Mason Moore #4S Michael Kofoid #9 D.J. Freitas #85 C.J. Humphreys #25 Justin Johnson #16 Andy Gregg #14 Adam Walters #45 Jake Morgan #92 Kyler Shaw #20J James Sweeney 7/5

On July 4th at Silver Dollar Speedway Sean Becker would pick up his 57th career win at the track in 410 Sprint car action in front of huge holiday crowd.....

Silver Dollar Speedway CA)Roseville’s Sean Becker thrilled the packed house Monday night in route to his 57th career sprint car main event win during Silver Dollar Speedway’s annual Fast Cars and Freedom event held on July 4th. While Becker deserves the accolades for the win it was young 17-year-old Michael Ing who led the first 17 laps of the main event and is poised to finally break into the win column soon. Once Becker passed Ing he was gone.

#75 Sean Becker #21 Michael Ing #92 Andy Forsberg #18 Justin Sanders #42 Chase Majdic #M21 Kalib Henry #2R Richard Brace Jr. #88 Brad Bumgarner #93 Stephen Ingraham #15 R.C. Smith #00 Braedon Enos #8 Jim Richardson #14H Heath Hall #4X Raquel Hall #19 Keith Bloom #5V Seth Nunes

Petaluma Speedway would also get into the act with a 360 sprint car show on Sunday night with Auburn's Andy Forsberg holding of Tyler Walker for the win....
Petaluma Speedway July 3, 2016....

A Main:  7c Andy Forsberg, 3c Tyler Walker, 43 Bradley Terrell, 4s Michael Kofoid, 56 Ryan Bernal, 29r Riley Matson, 29 Willie Croft, 21 Colby Wiesz, 9 DJ Frietas, 63 Geoff Ensign,10x Roberto Kirby, 101 Justin Sanders, 7n Zack Lynskey, 52 David Lindt, 1 Billy Butler, 88 Koen Shaw, 12j John Clark, 5v Seth Nunes, 24 Chase Johnson, 91ri Eli Deshaies, 67 Britton Bock, 18 Brayden McMahan, 55 Marissa Polizzi