Dirt Track Racing Jeremy #20

Monday, June 24, 2013

Dirt Track Auto Racing Results Sharon Speedway Joy Global Night June 22 2013 Jeremy Zufall

Thanks to Sharon Speedway for the race results for Joy Night at the dirt track.  Jeremy Zufall wasn't certain until the last few hours heading out to the track, that he would even be racing since he didn't have everything ready on his Fastrak late model #20, but he and his crew pulled it off at the last minute.  

He almost never pulls a good pill, but on this day, he was supposed to start on the pole.  He had to give it up because he had never raced this new engine before and didn't know how the car would  handle.  He didn't want to take a chance that something would go wrong.  He adjusted the car after the heat race and started near last in the Feature.  As you can see, he moved up a few spots from 17 to 12th.  He was pleased with the way the car was handling and is ready to go now for the season.  Hopefully he will pull another good pill or two this summer.

You can see more detailed dirt track racing results at Sharon Speedway by clicking on the link above: 
Barris Supply RUSH Late Models (20 laps): 1. MATT LATTA (21) 2. Max Blair (111) 3. Bobby Whitling (7W) 4. Matt Lux (Schwartz 71) 5. Will Thomas III (9) 6. Rocky Kugel (21KRT) 7. Eric Wilson (27) 8. Lauren Longbrake (27) 9. Josh Double (38) 10. Dennis Lunger, Jr. (Schwartz 71L) 11. Jamie Wrightsman (21J) 12. Jeremy Zufall (20) 13. Clay Ruffo (14R) 14. Brian Booher (Hoover 00H) 15. Lon Emerick (3) 16. Bobby Pifer III (6P)-DNS 17. Ben Black (27B)-DNS. 

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Sharon Speedway Dirt Track Racing Results - Special Events

News Release 
Dirt Track Racing Events Coming Up.  Watch Jeremy race on Joy Global night this coming Saturday, June 22nd.  Steel Valley Thunder.  
By Mike Leone


(Hartford, OH)…With summer in full force, it’s been a busy stretch for Sharon Speedway with a pair of events last week now two more slated within the next week. “Steel Valley Thunder” racing will resume this Saturday, June 22 

followed by Ohio Speedweek for the All Star Sprints on Tuesday, June 25.

Sharon has completed 11 straight events and will look to make it 12 on Saturday as good weather is predicted. Saturday is Joy Global Night and will feature the Governor Insurance Agency DIRTcar Big-Block Modifieds, Barris Supply RUSH Late Models, Summit Racing Equipment Modifieds, Gibson Insurance Agency Stock Cars, HTMA/Precise Racing Products Econo Mods, and the Deforest Used Parts Mini Stocks. Racing begins at 7 p.m.

Once again Saturday night, one lucky boy and girl under the age of 14 will win a bicycle or scooter thanks to King Bros. and Sharon Speedway. This promotion will continue throughout the 2013 season. Saturday’s kitchen special is sauerkraut and kielbasa with mashed potatoes.

After what looked like Jim Weller, Jr. was clearly the dominate car with his new Troyer in the DIRTcar Big-Block Modifieds, Rex King has stepped up his game with two consecutive victories after struggling since his April 27 win. Weller’s lead has shrunk to 12 points over King in the Governor Insurance Agency Championship point chase. The two veterans have gone at it now for some 30 years at Sharon!

Two-time winner Rex King, Jr. is third in points with one-time victor Dave Murdick fourth. Ricky Richner and Eric Gabany have been two great additions to the weekly field this year with their “358” small-blocks and are fifth and sixth respectively in points. Richner is coming off his season best run in third one week after a season worst ninth place finish.

More Sharon Speedway Dirt Track Results 
Dennis Lunger, Jr. kicked off a great weekend for himself in Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC Weekly Series action winning his third of the season last Saturday then went and made his first ever start Sunday at Allegheny Mountain Raceway a successful one. Lunger leads the Sharon points by a whopping 49 over defending champion Will Thomas III. Lunger is also the highest Sharon regular in the $5,000 to-win Sweeney Weekly Championship points as he sits fourth. Third through fifth in Sharon points are Josh Double, Matt Latta, and Eric Wilson.

It was quite a week for Modified racer Mike Kinney. The Ashtabula, Ohio driver won his season’s first on June 8, finished fourth in the $2,000 to-win UEMS event on June 12 then found victory lane for the second time in a week last Saturday night! Kinney now has a 16-point lead on Jeff Johnson in search of his first ever championship in the Summit Racing Equipment-sponsored division. Joe Gabrielson is just two points behind Johnson in third. Early point leader Alan Dellinger has dropped to fourth over Shawn Shingledecker.

The Stock Cars turned in their biggest count for a regular show this season last Saturday at 18 and the highest since the open show on May 26. Ironically, Rod Laskey was the winner of both of those shows. After battling for the championship last year, Laskey has only made four Sharon starts this year, but has made them count with two wins, a second, and a fourth!

While in the Gibson Insurance Agency point chase, Mike Clark sits atop the standings by 14 over defending champion Tim Burns. Clark, who has never won a championship either, is having his career best season with two wins this far. Third through fifth are Paul Davis, Jamie Scharba, and Brian Carothers.

The battles between 17-year-old Jeremy Double and 12-year-old Jacob Eucker in the Econo Mods have sure stirred the interest of the crowd. Double of nearby Bristolville, Ohio has four wins to Hartford, Ohio racer Eucker’s three. The two compete side-by-side up front seemingly week in and week out.

Another three-time winner, Ryan Fraley, has been the more consistent of the trio as he has a five-point advantage on Double in the HTMA/Precise Racing Products point chase heading into Saturday. Eucker trails the point leader by just 17. One-time winner Steve Burns, Jr. and rookie Ty Rhoades round out the top five.

Travis Creech is having quite the rookie season. The Mini Stock racer won his third of the season last Saturday night and has battled his way to second in the Deforest Used Parts points closing the gap to 39 behind five-time winner Scott Gilliland.

Pits open at 4 p.m. Saturday with grandstands at 5 and heat races slated for 7. Grandstand admission for those 14 and over is $13, while children under 14 are always free. Pit passes are $25. Parking and camping is always free.

Don’t forget that coming up on next Tuesday (June 25) will be the first of four Sprint Car shows in 2013 at Sharon! The first event will be an All Star Circuit of Champions-sanctioned event as part of Ohio Speedweek with the winner pocketing $5,000. The Econo Mods ($350 to-win) and Mini Stocks ($200 to-win) will be part of the program in points-paying events. Qualifying for the Sprints will get underway at approximately 6:30 p.m.

Sharon Speedway is owned by the Blaney, Weller, and Kirila Families and is a 3/8-mile dirt track located on Custer-Orangeville Road in Hartford, Ohio near the intersection of Routes 7 & 305. For more information, check out the website at www.sharonspeedway.com or call 330-772-5481. Become a fan of Sharon Speedway on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sharonspeedway and follow us on Twitter at @SharonSpdwy.

Sunday, June 09, 2013

New Dirt Track Auto Racing Website! Check it out!

We have completely redesigned our dirt track auto racing website to make it easier for you to navigate and find information.  You will see the dirt track racing schedules for Roaring Knob and Dog Hollow right now and we will be adding more schedules from other tracks in Western Pennsylvania.

When we built our first dirt track racing website, we really didn't have the knowledge on how to build a site correctly to make it user friendly.  This is an attempt to help you learn more about the sport while giving Jeremy Zufall a platform to discuss his experience on the dirt track.  Between the dirt track blog you are seeing here and his website, we are hoping to keep you updated and informed. 

We hope you enjoy the new and improved site and welcome your suggestions on our blog.  So check it out:  http://www.dirttrackautoracing.com  and let us know what you think or what information you would like to see added to the site that would be helpful for you.

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Dirt Track Auto Racing Season Preparation - New Engine

Jeremy is making progress on building his new, 2013 dirt track auto racing car #20, Fastrak Late Model.  He was able to finally get the new motor, thanks to the help of his family, so we thought we'd share a pic.  Hopefully, with a few more tweaks, he will be able to get on the track soon. 

Here's the pic of his Late Model under the hood.   See you at the track!

Jeremy Zufall #20 dirt track auto racing - late model, Fastrak Under the Hood Motor

Kickin Up the Dirt Track Racing At Dog Hollow Raceway With the Super Late Models