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Friday August 1st will be the “Ike Tune-up” Race


 
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Friday August 1st will be the “Ike Tune-up” Race  Diamond Cut Lawn Care Night!!  

Go Karts Cancelled until further notice




DRC Compact Classic at MRP



 A field of 18 compacts were on hand to battle for the $500 grand prize and it was Richard Dalton and Justin Dalton winning heat races and setting the starting lineup for the feature event. At the green it was Justin Dalton taking the lead and leading the first two laps before having mechanical problems and having to make a pit stop for repairs.....read more



  

PRESS RELEASE IT'S TIME TO GET CLEAN!!! The Carson & Barnes Circus and the Village of Mt Orab Fire Department have joined efforts to honor the prestigious pachyderm. The Village of Mt Orab Fire Department will host an elephant shower when they aid the mighty Carson & Barnes Circus in bathing their amazing animals – the pachyderm. The BATH TIME is scheduled for 3:00 on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 located on 2059 Harker Waits Rd. Moler Raceway Park. For more information please call Chief Lisa at the Village of Mt Orab Fire Department, 937-444-3903. This event is FREE to the public!

Pachyderm Facts Just like humans, the Carson & Barnes Circus elephants take daily showers, although unlike most of us they really get the royal treatment. They get to lie down and get scrubbed cleaned by their loving handlers. It takes approximately 500 gallons of water and a gallon of special soap just to give one elephant their daily bath. The majestic pachyderms are bathed with a soap that helps





Stapleton, Hamilton return to victory lane at MRP

With the 2014 racing season in full swing it was another action packed Summer night at Moler Raceway Park. The Mt. Orab Ford Late Models would kick things off with 17 cars divided into two heat races to determine the lineup for the feature event. The random draw would place Edinburgh Indiana’s Chad Stapleton on the outside pole for heat 1 where he jumped out to a big lead early to claim the win over 2nd place Mark Morrison of Manchester, Ohio. In heat 2 it was Fayetteville Ohio’s Mike Meyers taking the checkers over another Manchester driver in Jeff Arnold. With the feature lineup set the Late Models would take the track first after the kids in attendance enjoyed a chance to get out on the track at intermission for foot races on the front stretch......read more




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Mod Mania and Phantom Fireworks Night at MRP


A strong field of 26 UMP Modified were on hand at Moler Raceway Park looking to take home the $1,000 top prize. First up was the 3 heat races to race their way into the Feature event and it was Mike Marischen, Adam Stricker, and Doug Adkins taking the wins while Kevin Hess was the winner of the B-Main event. In the feature it was Marischen and Stricker up front. At the green it was Stricker out front with Marischen in tow but at the end of lap #1 Kenny Aldridge would spin to bring out the first caution. On the restart Dave McWilliams had worked his way to second spot but the race would be slowed on lap 4 for the spinning car of Chris Tolle. Lap 8 would see the only accident of the feature as Dave Baldwin and David Cook would get together in Turn #4 and would force both drivers from the event. At the green flag it was all Adam Stricker as the youngster from Batavia, Ohio would lead all the way in claiming his third career feature win in his Lightning Chassis, Stricker Auto Parts, MNL Mechanics sponsored machine. Dave McWilliams would come home second with Jimmy Lennex Jr would come home third (started 12th) with Jeremie Bretz, and Kris Kreutzkamp rounding out the top five spots....read more



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Fan Appreciation Night of Racing at MRP a Success

A night designated for the fans was a success with a great autograph session for the fans at intermission with lots of cars in attendance. In the racing action it was the chevettes the featured event and their turn to run first in the running order. In heat race action it was Rusty Yarger winning the first heat race from the tail and in the second heat race it was Miles Tarvin in his first race of the season winning from the tail as well. In the feature it was Yarger getting the jump and leading the way but Tarvin was right on his bumper. As they were coming to complete lap #4 Tarvin slowed briefly allowing Jeff Watson and Mike Clark to advance passed him. Watson would then pressure Yarger for the top spot but to no avail as the defending track champion would claim his 5th feature win of the season in his Wilson Body Shop, Weaver's Garage Sponsored machine. Watson would claim second spot over Miles Tarvin, Mike Clark, and Steven Pursley. Jim Hunt was the winner of the Diamond Cut Law Care Trophy Dash Event.........read more



Night #1 of DRC.net Double Shot at MRP a Night of First

In the $1500 to win Mt Orab Ford Late Model division it was a nice field of 15 late models going the 30 lap distance. In heat race action it was Chad Stapleton of Edinburgh, Indiana taking the win over Wheelersburg, Ohio's Rod Conley while heat race #2 was Kevin Wagner of Wheelersburg taking the win over Flemingsburg,Ky's Roger Ruark. In the Diamond Cut Lawn Care dash it was Stapleton over Wagner setting the lineup for the feature event. In the feature event Stapleton jumped to the lead with Wagner in pursuit. Great racing behind them as Greg Johnson was the man on the move as he had worked from tenth starting spot to fourth. Following a caution on lap 20 it was Stapleton still out front but two laps into the restart Wagner was able to drive under him and take over the top spot and claim his first ever win at MRP. Stapleton held on for second spot with Johnson, Conley, and Jeff Alsip rounding out the top five spots.......read more



Green Wins Night #2 of DRC.net Double Shot at MRP

In the first ever “Party in the Park Event” at Moler Raceway Park it was Brandon Green in his Turner Motorsports Machine taking the checkered flag at the end of the 25 lap feature event. By virtue of his win in the second heat and the Diamond Cut Lawn Care Dash event Green started on the pole and at the green he rocketed to lead and never looked back as he took the win. Adam Stricker had a great battle with Josh Rice for second spot while Dave McWilliams and Jimmy Lennex Jr......read more



Chamberlain Takes Another at MRP



Fifteen machines would start the feature event in the Mt Orab Ford Late Model Division. By virtue of wins in heat race action it was Chad Stapleton and Duane Chamberlain starting on the front row. At the green flag it was Stapleton out front but he and Chamberlain would trade the lead spot multiple times in the first 4 laps before Chamberlain would take control in his St Henry Niteclub, Creekside sponsored machine. The driver from Richmond, Indiana would lead the rest of the way in the feature event which went 25 laps without a caution. Stapleton would come home in second spot with John Whitney overtaking Jason Jameson late in the race for third position with Greg Oliver coming home in fifth position.......read more




Memorial Day Weekend Kickoff at MRP


The UMP Modifieds kicked off the weekend with a $1,000 to win feature event. In heat race action it was Kevin Hess taking the win over Adam Stricker in the first heat. In the second heat it was Joey Kramer taking the win over Jimmy Lennex Jr. In the feature event it was Hanover, Indiana’s Kramer out front at the green flag with Lennex in pursuit. Following a couple of cautions for minor spins Lennex tried to get underneath Kramer and on lap 15 actually got beside him off of turn but the Lightning Chassis machine of “the Rocketman” was too tough as he took his first win at MRP of 2014. Lennex would come home second followed by Stricker, Brandon Green (who restarted from tail field on lap 1 following a spin), and Patrick Alcorn. Alex Brunner was the winner of the Diamond Cut Lawn Care Dash for the modifieds............. read more


 

Sport Mod rule changes on front page and update rules....Bert Transmission allowed ...quick change optional ..purse structure 2-5 cars 125 90 70 50 40 30... $75 added to purse for each additional car  


 


Moler Raceway Park is proud to announce their sponsorship by Hoosier. Starting June 1st MRP will be Hoosier tire only with the exception of the street tires in TheDRC Crazy Compact Class. 


 


 Sunoco Race Fuels Night presented by L&M Performance at MRP

Early in the week it looked as if racing action at Moler Raceway Park might be cancelled for a second straight week with heavy rains pounding the area but the severe weather moved out just in time for the Sunoco Race Fuels Night presented by L&M Performance show to go on at MRP. With $1,500 on the line for the Mt. Orab Ford Late Models the drivers were undeterred by the unseasonably cool temperatures and overcast skies. In the first heat it would be Bethel Ohio’s Chris Shannon jumping to an early lead but a spin on lap 3 would send him to the tail of the field, handing the lead to Bryan Casey of Coshocton Ohio who would go on to claim the victory. The second heat was dominated by a man who is no stranger to victory lane at MRP as “Insane” Duane Chamberlain would take the checkers to set the lineup for the feature event. In the 30 lap feature event Chamberlain would jump to an early lead from the outside pole with Marty Oneal and Chad Stapleton in hot pursuit. With a few cautions for debris Oneal would challenge for the lead on the restarts but Chamberlain was not to be denied on this night setting a blistering pace to lap all but the top 3 by the time the checkers dropped in his St. Henry’s Night Club, Rocket Chassis 20c machine. Oneal would come home second followed by John Whitney Jr. as the only cars left on the lead lap............. read more


 

 

DRC.NET Defrost 40 at MRP

Night #2 of the season at Moler Raceway Park featured the theDRC.net Defrost 40 lap feature event for the Mt. Orab Ford Late Models. Following heat race wins by Fayetteville, Ohio’s Mike Meyers and Middletown’s John Whitney the feature lineup was set. At the drop of the green flag it was Meyers out front as Whitney got sideways in turn #1 and lost 3 spots. By lap #2 Lawrenceburg, Indiana’s Jason Jameson had worked his way around Chris Shannon for 2nd spot and was chasing down Meyers. It would be lap 13 before Jameson would battle past Meyers and take over the top spot and set sail. Two laps later it was Chad Stapleton working into second place but there was no stopping Jason Jameson in his Bert Transmission, Terry Lanigan Excavating, Club 29 car.  Stapleton would come home second with Meyers, Whitney , and Tim Prince completing the top 5 positions in the green to checker feature event. Read more.....


 MRP Season Opener Features American Modified Series

The best open wheel modified series in the Midwest was the feature event in the season opening event at Moler Raceway Park. While mother nature threatened all week she would not ruin the opening event of the season. In qualifications it was Devin Gilpin of Columbus, Indiana taking the fast qualifier award in his Dasco Race Supply, Blondies Pizzaria, Bane Logging racecar with a lap of 13.73. In heat race action it was Maysville,Ky’s Jimmy Lennox taking heat race #1 while Forest, Illinois driver Jeff Curl would win heat race #2. Gilpin would win heat #3 while Hanover, Indiana driver Joey Kramer was victorious in heat #4. In the feature event it was Lennox and Gilpin on front row and “kid Dasco” would jump to the top spot in turn #1. Kramer would make quick work of Lennox to take over second spot and immediately put pressure on Gilpin. A lap 8 restart would see Kramer take the top spot from Gilpin only to see the caution come out and revert back to last completed lap putting Gilpin back out front. Lap #13 would see the demise of Kramer as he had mechanical problems that would bring out another caution. On the restart it was Brandon Green in second position but to no avail as the two time defending UMP national Champion Gilpin would go on to claim another win at MRP. Green would come home second with Curl, Travis Dickson, and Adam Stricker rounding out top five spots.  Read more....


 Moler Raceway Park Kart Classes Sponsors Needed Classes & Schedule for 2014 Racing weekly Sundays April Thru September

April 27th Test n Tune, May 4th Season Opener Gates open 2 pm Hot Laps 4 pm Pit Pass $12 General Admission $7  


 American Modified Series this Friday Aprill 11th $1500 to win.


MRP 2014 Schedule All dates subject to change Late Models /Crate Lates, UMP Modifieds, UMP Crazy Compacts, Chevettes and Sport Mods -Every Friday unless noted otherwise.... Go Karts Season Opener April 13

SUNDAY March 23 Open practice Gates Open 12:00 Pits $10 Gen. Free
March 28th TheDRC Defrost 40 $1500 to win Late Models 
April 4th Reg show
Apil 11th- American Modified Series $1500
April 18th-Crazy Compacts $500
April 25 - Regular show plus TQ Midgets
May 2nd - L&M Performance presents Sunoco Race Fuels Night - Late Models $1,500-DARF Free Seniors 65 & up Free
May 9th - Mom's Night at the Races..Girls Grudge Races - Chevettes, Crazy Compacts Sport Mods $300
May 16th - 7th Annual Armed Forces Night, Military in uniform or with ID Free, Veterans Free- Late Models $2000
May 23rd-$1,000 to win UMP Modifieds
May 30th - Kids Night, Bike Races on Front Stretch, Kids 0-15 Free and Pure Stocks

June 6 and June 7th - Party at the Park featuring TheDRC Double Shot-Double 
****FRIDAY JUNE 6: Late Models $1500 to Win plus all classes. 
****SATURDAY JUNE 7: Modifieds $1000 to win, Crazy Compacts Sport Mods Chevettes $500 to Win, plus Pure Stocks ………...Band, Pig Roast, Fan Appreciation..Lots of Fun…Camping encouraged!!

June 13th - Dad's Night at the races, Mechanics Races
June 20 -AMS Modifieds $1500 to Win
June 27th-Crazy Ones Night.. Reg. show
SATURDAY July 5th - Phantom Fireworks Night, Midwest Modified Mania - $1000 to win UMP Modifieds
July 11th - Reg. show-Kid's Foot Races
July 18th - Crazy Compacts $500 to win
July 25th - Legends and Reg. show
Aug 1 - Diamond Cut Lawn Care Night presents Tune-up for "Ike" Moler Memorial - $1,500 to win Late Models
Aug 8th CLOSED 
Aug 15th - 8th Annual Victor "Ike" Moler Memorial, $3000 to win/$300 Start…Late Models, UMP Modifieds, Crazy Compacts Sport Mods (No Chev)
Aug 22nd - Regular show & Pure stocks
Aug 29th - Fan Appreciation Night, Adult General Admission $10, DARF member's FREE, Kids Free, Autograph session on front stretch
Sept 5th - Closed 
Sept 12th - TheDRC Night at the Races, Crazy Compact Special, Racers Feeding Families Food Drive - Adults $10 Kids 0-15 Free 
Sept 19th - 8th Annual Molerfest - King of TQ Midgets, Sport Mods, Crazy Compacts, Chevettes and Pure Stocks $300 to Win…Moler v. Moler
Sept 26th - Final Points Night 
October 3 - Closed 
October 10 -- Modifieds $1000 to win

SATURDAY November 15th ...7th Annual Coca-Cola Turkey Gobbler 40, LM's 1500 to win, Modifieds $1000 plus all regular classes and pure stocks. Gates Open 12, Racing 2:00 Rain/Snow Date November 22nd, 29th)


January 17th, 2015 - Moler Raceway Park Banquet of Champions

* Sponsorship opportunities as low as $50 a night, $500 for the entire season. Contact us today and let us promote your business! 

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* Go Kart Track Season Opener April 13, 2014. 

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 Chevette class will be run per updated Chevette rules only (Could not make 4 cylinder Mod rules work) 


 We have decided to add the Sport Mod division for the 2014 season. The rules will mirror Southern Ohio, Brushcreek and Atomic Speedway's. We hope this affordable class grows and gives our racers a economical way to race in 2014 and beyond. Rules are posted.


Thanks everyone for another Great Year. And congratulations to our 2013 Track Champions, Lil' John Whitney, Late Models; Larry Pickleheimer, Jr., UMP Modifieds; Rusty Yarger, Chevettes; Justin Dalton Crazy Compacts.


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Final Points Night at MRP plus King of the TQ Midgets!!



9-27-13 - Williamsburg, OH - On a night with 6 classes of cars racing there was a large turnout of cars and plenty of racing for all to see. In the first ever visit by the King of the TQ Midgets there was a field of 15 cars on hand and the preliminary races went to Muncie,Indiana’s Nick Speidel and Versailles, Indiana’s Shawn McIntosh. In their 20 lap feature event it was Cincinnati’s Carl Cruise out front at the start but Speidel would quickly jump to the lead on lap 5 from his fourth starting position and never look back as he would claim his first win ever at MRP. Brandon Gray would get past Cruise late for second spot while Cruise, McIntosh, and Aaron Percell would round out the top five spots in the feature.

A full field of 20 late models were on hand for the nigh'ts races and in the first heat race action it was Bethel, Ohio’s Chris Shannon holding off Bill Sheets and Rod Conley for the win while John Whitney would pass Kellen Kenneda on lap 6 to win heat race #2. In the A-main it was Whitney out front but a number of yellow flags would slow the field throughout the event. By lap 7 it was Bedford, Indiana’s Greg Johnson to the top spot with Conley in close pursuit. Lap 20 would see things take a change as some slower cars would spin in front of the leaders and Johnson would make slight contact but keep going only to suffer a flat RR tire as a result. Ethan Burgess would suffer similar fate as he had charged from seventh starting spot to fourth position only to be caught up in the incident as well. Rod Conley would restart from the lead spot but things were not finished as on the restart Joe Leach would get upside down on the backstretch. On the final restart Conley had his hands full as Whitney would make a charge on the bottom of the racetrack but come up a half a car short at the finish. Sheets would come home third with Joe Ramey and Jeremie Bretz completing the top five. Kellen Kenneda would win the Diamond Cut Lawn Care Dash..  Lil' John Whitney, first ever Track Champion at MRP would again make Track Champion for the 2013 Race Season.

A full field of UMP Modifieds were in attendance and heat race victories went to Adam Stricker, Jimmy Lennex Jr., and Larry Pickelheimer Jr. In the 20 lap feature event it was Stricker out front with Lennex in pursuit at the green flag. Lap 7 would see a strange twist of events as Sticker would spin while leading but keep the car moving and the race staying green giving the lead to Lennex. On the next lap Chris Tolle would hit the wall in turn 2 bringing out the caution and during the caution the leader would go up in smoke and be forced out of the race. On the restart it was Dustin Webber out front in his Coyote Racecar sponsored machine with Weasel Rhoades in close pursuit. Lap fifteen would see heavy smoke out of Webber’s machine and two laps later his race would end in turn one with mechanical issues. With Rhoades now the leader and only 3 laps remaining it looked like the veteran from Winchester,Ohio would claim his first victory of the season but Aurora, Indiana’s Matt Hamilton would make the pass with 1 lap remaining and claim his 6th feature win on the season in only 10 attempts in his OTS, Schmoe’s Collision sponsored Lightning Chassis. Rhoades would come home second with Pickelheimer sealing up his first MRP track championship with his third place finish while Dave McWilliams and Davey Warnock would complete the top five spots.

In the Pure Stock Division it was once again Brandon Gibson behind the wheel of the Brewer AutoBody #0 machine and he would claim his 3rd feature win of the season in only five events. Jimmy Block would come home second with Jordan Hedger, Charles Bowman, and Jeff Dressman rounding out the top five spots. Bowman and Gibson won heat races.

It was more of the same in the Chevette division as Rusty Yarger would claim his sixth feature win of the season in his Wilson Body Shop, Northwest Transmission sponsored machine. Sean Jones would pressure Yarger for the top spot but would have to settle for second spot with Miles Tarvin, Boog Verdon, and Jerry Florence Jr completing the top five spots. Verdon and Yarger won heat races. Mike Clark would win the Diamond Cut Lawn Care trophy dash.  Yarger, for the second year in a row won the MRP 2013 Track Championship.

The final event of the night was the 20 car crazy Compact feature event and there was no stopping the Dalton Gang as TJ Dalton would claim the feature win while brother Justin Dalton would clinch the 2013 MRP Track Championship. In the feature event it was Trevor Landrum and TJ Dalton out front at the start with Landrum leading the first two laps before TJ Dalton would take over the top spot. The racing for 3rd-9th position was fantastic as numerous cars would trade the spots in a very closely contested race. At the end it was TJ claiming the win with brother Justin coming home second with Landrum, Willie Butler, and Rex Smith Jr. completing the top five spots.

At the end of the night the 2013 Points Champions were determined with John Whitney Jr claiming his second career late model championship at MRP and his 13 career track championship overall. In the UMP Modifieds it was Larry Pickelheimer Jr in his L&M Performance BadFast Chassis claiming his first championship. In the Chevette Division it was once again Rusty Yarger claiming the title while Justin Dalton would claim his first title in the Crazy Compact Division.  Only three more races, 10-5, 10-12 and the Coca-Cola Turkey Gobbler 40 on November 23rd (with rain date of November 30th) for the 2013 Season.  MRP would like to thank all its racers. fans and crew for another great year!!





$1200 to Dan Ebert in Moler Reporting Services Modified Event at Moler Raceway Park


9-13-13 - Williamsburg, OH - With $1200 to win on the line there was a nice field of UMP Modifieds on hand trying to win the 30 lap A-main event.  In heat race action it was Devin Gilpin of Columbus, Indiana taking the win over Weasel Rhoades in the first heat while Verona, Ky’s Josh Rice won heat race #2 over Ripley, Wv.’s Robert Garnes. The third and final heat race was won by Walton, Ky’s Brandon Green over Spring Lake, Minnesota’s Dan Ebert. Tough luck would continue to follow Gilpin as a broken rocker arm would end his night following the heat race setting up a Rice and Rhoades front row. At the green flag it was Weasel Rhoades out front looking for his first win at Moler of 2013 season. There was great racing behind him a Rice, Ebert, and Green would battle closely for the top spot. Ebert would take the top spot on lap five and set sail for his second consecutive win in his Impressive Chassis Arctic Cat sponsored machine. Rice would hold on for second while Don Adams would charge from 9th starting spot to finish in 3rd position with Rhoades and Larry Pickelheimer Jr rounding out the top five spots. Joey Back would earn the $25 bonus courtesy of Daryl Miller of the Cincy Auto Examiner for being hard charger after advancing 12 positions in feature.

In the Late Model division it was a guaranteed first time winner for 2013 as no previous feature winners were in attendance. In heat race action it was Freddie Carpenter and James Rice claiming the wins. In the feature event it was Carpenter from Parkersburg WV taking the lead at the green but it was Ironton, OH’s Joe Ramey who would put pressure on Carpenter from the beginning of the race. On a couple of occasions it looked like Ramey would make a run on the leader but Carpenter would find a way to stay out front and claim his first ever feature win at MRP in his True-Tech Kryptonite Racecars machine. Ramey would edge Rice for second spot with John Whitney Jr. and Arnie Fields rounding out top five spots.

A 20-car field would take the green flag in the Crazy Compact Division with Trevor Landrum leading the way for the first 11 laps of the race. Lap 12 would be time for Mike Gemmer to pass Landrum and set his sights on his second feature win of the season. Landrum would hold on for second position with Dillan Harris, Justin Dalton and Jerry Gibson III rounding out the top five.

The Pure Stock division held just its fourth race of the season at MRP and despite a field of 14 cars in attendance there were only 10 cars able to take the green flag and start the feature race. Jimmy Block would take the green flag and lead the first lap with Tim Brearton and Brandon Gibson right with him. On lap 5 Brearton would get sideways and make contact with Gibson with both cars appearing to be alright but ending each of their nights. On the restart it was all Block out front with Caleb Burgess in second spot and at the end of the feature they would stay that way as Block would claim his first ever feature win at the ¼ mile speedway. Diana Hess would come home third with Ed Reynolds and Brian Brewer completing the top five spots.

In the final event of the night it was an exciting finish as Boog Verdon would claim his second career feature win in the same fashion as he claimed his first--by passing Rusty Yarger on the final lap. At the start of the 15 lap event it looked as though Yarger wouldn’t be beat but as the race wore on Verdon got faster and faster and make it work on the white flag lap. Yarger came home second with Kyle Tarvin in third position with Mark Horn and Jim Hunt completing top five spots. 9-20-13 First ever appearance at MRP of the TQ Midgets plus Late Models, Modifieds, Chevettes, Crazy Compacts, Pure Stocks and Girls Grudge Races!! Molerracewaypark.com




Fan Appreciation Night a Success at MRP



As summer winds down Moler Raceway Park had one of its famous fan appreciation night that allows all the driver and cars to come out onto the frontstretch  and have a meet n greet with the fans. One of the most look towards events of the season there was a nice crowd and car count on hand to participate. Also members of the Dayton Auto Race Fans were on hand for the evenings races and presented each feature winner with a commemorative T-shirt and 1 year membership.

In the racing action things were fast and exciting as the late model division went 25 laps without a caution as Edinburgh, Indiana’s Chad Stapleton claimed his sixth feature win of the season as he outdualled Barry Doss, of Sardinia,Ohio on the opening laps and went on to claim the win on the wicked fast racing surface in his Barry Wright Chassis, Jay Dickens Race Engines, Schaeffer Oil sponsored machine. Doss would come home in second followed by James Rice, Chris Shannon, and Jason Whitaker. Doss and Stapleton claimed heat race victories.

In the chevette division it was a night of cautions in their feature event. Miles Tarvin beat Boog Verdon on the first lap into turn #1 and despite a couple of minor challenges would never be beat in his Paul Brath Farms, Brown Co.Pork Producers, Lykins Oil, P&G Farms sponsored machine. Verdon would battle the whole race and come home second with Sean Jones, Rusty Yarger, and Mike Clark completing the top 5 positions.

In the UMP Modified division a nice field of cars were on hand and it was Dan Eberts of Spring Lake,Minnessota, Larry Pickelheimer Jr. of Bethel , Ohio and Jeremie Bretz of Maysville, Ky claiming the heat race wins and setting the field for the A-main event. At the start of the 20 feature event it was Eberts out front with Fireball Pinkerton up to second spot but the caution would quickly wave at end of lap #1. This would be a trend as numerous cautions for relatively minor incidents would slow the pace of the race throughout the 20 laps. At the checkers it was Eberts claiming his first ever win at MRP in his Impressive Racecar sponsored by Arctic Cat. Following Ebert across the line was Pickelheimer Jr in second spot with last week’s feature winner Matt Hamilton coming home in third position followed by John “Weasel” Rhoades and Dan Dehner.

In the Crazy Compact it was another first time winner as Trevor Landrum of Florence Ky would park his Mesery Enterprises, Speed Decals,Valvoline sponsored machine in victory lane for the first time. At the start of the 15 lap feature event Landrum would take off from his outside pole starting position to the lead and would never look back as he led all 15 laps enroute to the win. Justin Dalton would come from 9th starting spot to finish second with Jason Borgenmenke, Colin Green, and Willie Butler rounding out the top five positions.



DRC King of Compact Night a Success at MRP


With lots of extra money on the line and the prestige of winning the DRC.net King of Compact race there were many cars on hand trying to claim the crown. At the start of the night there were 33 total cars and 3 previous Kings on hand to do battle. Starting with 4 heat races at the beginning of the night the action would be tight and furious to not only make it into the feature but to place in the top two positions and qualify for the $200 winner take all Alsip Masonry Dash for Cash event prior to the A-main event. Heat #1 was won by Kyle Purdy of Maysville, Ky. In heat race #2 it was Lucas Jackson of North,Vernon Indiana taking the win from his seventh starting position showing he was a guy to be watched. In the third heat race it was Mt Orab, Ohio’s Clyde Pack taking the checkered flag while Bradley Miller of Jeff,Ohio winning heat race #4. In the dash event it was Lucas Jackson taking the win and the $200 bonus over Purdy, Austin Burton and Miller. The last chance races were won by Ryan Eversole and Keegan Cox. The cars not transferring to the A-main event ran a Diamond Cut Lawn Care “Best of the Rest” race and it was Kevin Stamper winning that event. In the feature it was a 24 car starting field and Jackson would lead the first four laps and take the extra lap money provided to the lap leaders but it was Purdy who would make the pass stick and lead beginning on lap #5. The first caution would wave on lap 12 as Colin Green would get sideways and make contact with Matt Murrell sending the Sardinia, Ohio driver over onto his side for the second time this season. On the restart it was again Purdy out front but past Kings Jerry Gibson III and Rex Smith Jr were the guys on the move as they went from their 13th and 15th starting positions to fifth and sixth on the restart. One the white flag things got exciting as Jackson would make contact with Purdy in Turn #1 and take the lead as the two cars headed down the backstretch. As they came off of turn #4 Purdy repaid the contact and actually passed Jackson who would spin across the line in second spot. In victory lane it was Kyle Purdy being presented his crown by last years King, Willie Butler. In addition to the $1,000 prize for first place and the jeweled crown Purdy would take home over $300 in bonus money that the DRC.net had also raised. Jackson would get second spot followed by Miller,Burton, and Smith.

In the late model portion of the DRC Night a nice field of cars were on hand and in heat race action it was was Edinburgh,Indiana’s Chad Stapleton and Middletown,Ohio’s John Whitney Jr. taking the wins and setting the starting lineup for the 25 lap feature event. At the green it was Stapleton out front with Whitney in close pursuit follwed by James Rice of Verona,Ky, Bill Sheets of Milan,Indiana and Cincinnati’s Ethan Burgess. Despite cautions on lap 9,10, and 12 for minor spins it was still Stapleton out front with Whitney unable to do anything in second spot. Meanwhile back in the pack it was Jesse Lay of Verona,Ky on the move as he had moved to 5th by lap 12 from his outside row four starting spot. As the laps wore on Lay would work his way to second spot with five laps remaining but could not put up a challenge to Stapleton. Chad would claim his 5th feature win of the season at MRP and a bonus from Dirtondirt.com in his Barry Wright Racecar sponsored by Bowman Dodge, Jones Core, Roger’s Bar, and K & L Machine. Lay would come home second with Whitney, James Rice, and Sheets rounding out the top five spots.

In the UMP modified feature it was all Matt Hamilton as the Aurora, Indiana driver claimed his second consecutive victory and fourth on the season at MRP. His Lightning Chassis, JTS Enterprises, OTS, Schmoes Collision sponsored machine would be on rails as Matt would jump to the lead at the green flag and take his car to over a half a track lead at the end of the race. The best racing would be well behind Matt as Dave Jamison and Weasel Rhoades would battle for side by side for most of the feature before Rhoades was able to take control of second spot. Josh Rice would get past Jamison to take control of third spot while Jimmy Lennex would come home in fifth position.

In the final division of the night there was continued action with lots of action as the top five cars ran side by side for the first eight laps before Sean Jones would get past Spensor Watson for second position and set his sights on leader Rusty Yarger. On lap 10 it was Miles Tarvin and Spensor Watson tangling off of turn #4 and coming to a stop at top of race track. On the restart it was Jones the new leader and the Georgetown, Ohio driver would go on to claim his second feature win in a row. Yarger would come home second with Boog Verdon, Kyle Tarvin, and Miles Tarvin rounding out the top five spots.



7th Annual IKE Moler Memorial Full of Last Lap Passes




A fine field of 32 Late Models were on hand and it was Wheelersburg,Ohio’s RJ Conley taking the Slicker Graphics Fast Time award with a 12.979 lap. In the 6 car Fast Dash event presented by Diamond Cut Lawn Care it was Bedford, Indiana’s Greg Johnson taking the win in his Revelution Chassis over Middletown,Ohio’s John Whitney Jr. In heat race #1 it was Richmond,Indiana’s Duane Chamberlain taking the win in his St.Henry Niteclub sponsored machine over Edinburgh Indiana’s Chad Stapleton. In heat race #2 it was Centerville,Ohio’s Chad Smith taking the win over last year’s Ike Moler winner Steve Casebolt from Richmond, Indiana. In the third and final heat race it was Milan, Indiana’s Bill Sheets taking the win over Verona,Ky’s James Rice. In the last chance event it was an exciting race as Sardinia, Ohio’s Barry Doss was successful in his first return to a race car since a serious heart issue at the track almost 4 months ago. Doss would take the 12 lap B-main win over a hard charging Jesse Lay. In the 50 lap feature event it was a rough start as Florence,Ky’s Robby Hensley would lose a wheel on the first lap bringing out a caution. On the restart it was fast qualifier RJ Conley on the move from his third starting spot and taking the early lead. It looked like Conley and Johnson were going to run away with things as those two set a fast pace out front. A lap 24 caution for fifth place running Joe Ramey from Ironton, Ohio who made heavy contact with backstretch wall would change things as racelong leader Conley would develop a fuel leak and have to leave the race track for repairs. On the restart it was Johnson out front with Jason Jaggers of Wyanet, Illinois in second spot with Smith, Chamberlain, and Devin Moran of Dresdon, Ohio rounding out the top five spots. At the green Johnson would slowly pull away from the field but as the laps wore down Jaggers slowly began running him down and with lots a lap cars still on the track in front of leader. As the white flag flew Jaggers was able to cleanly get underneath Johnson off of turn #2 and take the lead for the first time of the race. Jaggers would take home the $5,000 payday in his first ever visit to Moler Raceway Park. Johnson would bring the Gary Engle owned #15 in second spot with Smith, Chamberlain, and Tim Prince rounding out the top five spots.

In the UMP Modified it was Matt Hamilton and Pete Holt bringing the field to the green flag with Hamilton(Aurora,Indiana) taking the early lead. By lap 3 it was fifth starting Devin Gilpin getting past Josh Rice for second position and setting sail for the leader. A caution on lap 13 for Rice and Brandon Green hitting the wall hard on the backstretch would reset the field for a final exciting finish. With Hamilton working the bottom of the race track it was Gilpin going to the high side to find some traction. As the laps wore on it was obvious the Gilpin was better on the high side through turns #1 &#2 but Hamilton was better on the bottom through #3 & #4. On the white flag lap it was Gilpin getting all the way beside Hamilton and at the checkers the two leaders were separated by less than a foot as Hamilton in his Schmoes Collision, Concept Gentleman’s Club, OTS Lightning Chassis would claim his 3rd win on the season at MRP. Gilpin would come home second with Holt in third position while Larry Pickelheimer Jr would charge from 14 to fourth position with Aaron Pendleton making his first visit to MRP successful by placing in fifth spot. Heat races were won by Hamilton, Holt, and Rice while John Baker would win the B-main event.

In the final event of the evening it was heat race winners Sean Jones and Miles Tarvin bringing the field to the green flag for the 15-lap chevette feature event. At the green it was Jones getting the jump and taking the lead while Tarvin would battle with Rusty Yarger in second spot. Tarvin would take control of the second position as Yarger would have his hand’s full with 6th starting Boog Verdon. Meanwhile out front it was Jones setting sail and winning his first feature event in a couple of season. Jones would dedicate the win to his friend and former engine builder Ron Snell who passed away last summer. Tarvin would come home second with Verdon in third spot followed by Spensor Watson and Yarger.


IKE MEMORIAL TUNEUP EVENT at MRP



8-2-13 Williamsburg, OH - With the final racing event before the biggest race of the season there was some extra money on the line for the late model feature winner. In heat race action it was Edinburgh, Indiana’s Chad Stapleton taking the win in the first heat over last week’s feature winner Jason Smith of Seymour, Indiana. In heat race #2 it was Ethan Burgess of Cincinnati taking the win over Verona, Ky’s Jesse Lay. In the Diamond Cut Lawn Care Fast car dash it was Stapleton taking the win from fourth spot and earning the pole in the feature event.

At the drop of the green flag it was Stapleton out front with Burgess in tow but the man on the move was fifth starting Duane Chamberlain who was working the extreme low side of the racetrack while the rest of the field was working the top side. Following a lap 3 caution for Kelly Lippert, who spun in turn #4 it was Stapleton still leading but Burgess, Lay, and Chamberlain had a great battle going on for second spot. By a lap 15 caution for debris in the front stretch it was Chamberlain to second spot for the restart but 3 laps later things would go south for the driver from Richmond, Indiana as he would slow and head to the pits for service. On the restart it looked as if Jesse Lay was going to be the man to mount the biggest challenge as he found a line on the outside to his liking but a lap twenty restart would do him in as he hit the turn #1 wall ending his evening. On the restart it was all Stapleton as he would pull away in his RightWay Construction, Roger’s Bar, Bowman Dodge sponsored Barry Wright Chassis machine. Burgess would come home with another second place finish with John Whitney (who started 9th) placing third with Jason Smith and Roger Ruark rounding out the top five spots.

Another exciting Chevette division feature event took place with Spensor Watson taking his third win on the season. It was not easy as Watson and Miles Tarvin started on the front row and with contact on lap two between the drivers it was Tarvin on the short end as he Rusty Yarger and Steven Pursley would spin in turn four and have to restart from the tail of the field. Following the restart Watson would have his hands full as Kyle Tarvin (who won the Diamond Cut Lawn Car Dash event) was all over Watson but would eventually succumb to mechanical issues. At the end it was Watson taking his third win with Miles Tarvin charging back to take second spot with Boog Verdon, Rusty Yarger, and Mike Clark finishing in the top five spots. Watson and  Tarvin won heat races.

A large field of UMP Modifieds were on hand with 3 heat races setting the lineup for the feature. Winning heat races were Dustin Webber, .Joe Brewer, and John Rhoades. In the feature it was an exciting start as Webber, Rhoades, and fifth starting Devin Gilpin going three wide down the backstretch on lap one. On lap two Webber would spin in turn #4 to bring out the caution. On the restart it was Devin Gilpin out front with Rhoades and Dan Ebert (from Lake Shore, Minnesota) restarting out front. At the green the race would go green to checker for the final 19 laps but the action was furious as those top three would race furiously through very heavy lap traffic. Ebert would get by Rhoades for second but could not close the gap on Gilpin in the heavy traffic. Gilpin would take his 24th feature win on the season in his Dasco Race Supply, Impressive Race Chassis machine. Ebert would come home second with Rhoades, Brad Wieck, and Joe Brewer rounding out the top five.

The Compact division had its final tuneup before their biggest event of the season the King of the Compact event on Aug. 23rd.  In the feature though it was all Jerry Gibson III as he would jump to the lead ahead of Trevor Landrum and lead all 15 laps enroute to his third feature win of the season.  Landrum would come home second after passing TJ Dalton late while Dalton would hold on for third over Michael Hensley, and Matt Murrell. Landrum and Gibson were heat race winners.  August 9th MRP will be closed in preparation for the Victor "Ike" Moler Memorial on August 16th with Late Models paying $5000 to Win, plus UMP Modifieds and Chevettes.  Molerracewaypark.com


Wild and Crazy Night at MRP


In the late model division it was newcomer Jason Smith from Seymour,Indiana winning heat race #1with another first-timer Larry Martin Jr from Vanceburg,KY coming in second spot. In the second heat it was another newcomer Todd Brennan from Zanesville, Ohio taking the win with Ethan Burgess of Cincinnati coming home in second spot. In the feature Brennan was unable to start meaning Smith and Burgess would lead the field to the green flag. Smith would jump to the lead with Burgess in second spot but the caution would come out on lap 2 when John Church would go through the infield and kick the orange starting cone onto the racetrack. In the restart it was once again Smith out front but the excitement was watching John Whitney (started 5th) and Chad Stapleton (started 7th) charge through the pack. By lap 7 they had worked to 3rd and 4th respectively and by lap 10 they would get around Burgess and start closing the gap on the leader. With 8 laps to go Stapleton would get around Whitney and begin the charge towards Smith whose lead was a full straightaway. With 2 laps to go Stapleton would catch Smith and stick his nose up under him in turn 2 but Smith was able to pull away and claim his first ever LM win at MRP in his Lees Tire 4X4, Smith’s Forklift, King’s Trucking sponsored machine. Stapleton would come home second with Whitney, Burgess, and Roger Ruark rounding out top five positions.


In the UMP Modifieds it was a nice field of cars on hand with several new driver’s on the season. In heat race #1 it was Jimmy Stricker from Batavia, Ohio taking the win over John “Weasel” Rhodes from Winchester, Ohio. IN heat race #2 it was Aurora, Indiana’s Matt Hamilton taking the win over Perryville, Indiana’s Dave Baldwin. In the feature event it was Hamilton jumping to the lead with Stricker right there with him but on lap #2 Stricker would spin off of turn four and Weasel Rhodes would make hard contact with him ending the night for both drivers. On the restart it was once again Hamilton out front with Shane Mugavin in second spot with Baldwin and Jeremie Bretz battling closely. Things got crazy on lap 11 as the front stretch lights went out bringing out an extended red flag. Once racing again Hamilton would cruise to his third victory of the season in his Lightning Chassis, OTS, Sign-a-rama, JTS Enterprises sponsored machine despite having to take evasive action when a lap car spun in front of him with two laps to go. Baldwin would claim second spot with Jimmy Lennex, Jeremie Bretz and Larry Pickelheimer Jr. completing the top five.


As always the Chevette division provided plenty of excitement all the way to the checkered flag. As with last week it was Rusty Yarger out front with Miles Tarvin in pursuit and similar to last week the longer the race went the faster Tarvin got. Things would get interesting for the leaders as a slower car blew an engine entering turn #1 directly in front of the two lead cars and covering the race track in fluid. Both leaders would go spinning but the caution had already been waved as that incident happened. On the restart Tarvin was able to drive around Yarger with two laps to go but on the final lap caution would have to be waved again as two cars crashed directly in the path of the leaders. With a 1 lap shootout on tap it was Tarvin leading Yarger to the green but 3rd place running Spensor Watson would want a piece of the action and bonzai into the mix causing a 3 wide 1 lap shootout to the finish. As they crossed the line it was Yarger by a few inches over Tarvin and Watson (who was then penalized 2 spots for jumping the start). Steven Pursley would officially be 3rd following the penalty with Kyle Tarvin, and Boog Verdon rounding out the top five spots.


In the Crazy Compacts it was Tim Martin and Jerry Gibson III bringing the field to the green and those two cars would battle the entire 15 lap race before Gibson would claim control and take the win. Martin would come home second with Willie Butler (who started last after switching cars) charging to third spot with Mike Gemmer and Justin Dalton rounding out the top five. Butler and Gibson won heat races.


While the added division of Pure Stocks didn’t have a big field of cars they did put on a great race with yet another side-by-side finish. It was Crittendon,KY’s Tim Brearton claiming his first ever win after inching ahead of Oregonia, Ohio’s Charles Bowman. Brearton who had finished second earlier in the season was able to claim his first win in his Brewer Auto Body, Dargie Race Engine sponsored machine. Bowman would come home second with Joe Hurt, Jeff Dressman, and Ed Reynolds completing the top five spots.

 


 Hot and Humid Action at MRP



With extra money on the line for Chevette and Compact drivers the racing order would be switched up and those divisions would run first for the night. In the Chevettes it was Spensor Watson winning heat race number one over Steven Pursley while Rusty Yarger would win the second heat race ahead of Miles Tarvin and setting the stage for 4 lap dash event. In the dash it was Tarvin taking the win and earning the pole for the feature event. In the feature it was Rusty Yarger taking the early lead and would continue to lead through lap 13 when Miles Tarvin would get passed to take the top spot and go on to take the win and the $500 in his Paul Brath Farms, Brown County Pork Producers, Lykins Oil, P&G Farms sponsored machine. Yarger would come home second with Pursley, Watson, and Josh Francis rounding out the top five spots.


The Crazy Compact division was second in the running order for the evening as they too would be racing for additional money. In their heat races it was Willie Butler winning the first one over Michael Gemmer while Justin Dalton would win heat race #2 over TJ Dalton. In the Dash event there was some extra money as TheDRC.net and Lennox Racing chipped in some money so that the winner would get an extra $50. On the final lap it was Willie Butler taking the win away from Michael Gemmer on the last turn to earn that bonus money plus the pole position for the feature event. In the feature it looked to be more of the same as Gemmer would jump to the lead with Butler right on his bumper. They would stay that way until lap 7 when Butler had mechanical problems that would sideline him from the event. Things would not get any easier for Gemmer as Bubba Gibson would challenge for the top spot but to no avail as Michael Gemmer would claim his first win of the season and the first for the Dalton Motorsports gang at MRP in the TJ’s Mobile Computing, Dalton Property Maintenance, NKY Pop Warner Sponsored machine. Gibson would comer home second followed by Clyde Pack, Tim Martin, and Matt Murrell. Als thanks to Diamond Cut Lawn Care in Arnheim, Ohio for donating $50 cash to two separate random finishers in the feature event for compact. Ashley Landrum and Justin Dalton were the recipients of the extra bonus money.


The late model division was full of high speed side by side action throughout their feature event. At the green flag it was Madison, Indiana’s Cody Mahoney jumping to the lead position but from second spot to eighth the drivers were battling side by side. Things would get interesting for the leader on lap 7 as Kellen Kenneda would have problems and spin directly in front of Mahoney to bring out the caution. Once green again Mahoney would again jump to a nice lead while Joe Godsey and Alan Magner would race door to door for second spot with Ethan Burgess and Mike Meyers would do the same right behind them in fourth spot. Things would get a little close again on lap 13 as Adam McCabe would spin directly in front of leader who had to take evasive action to avoid contact. Once under green Mahoney would again lump to lead but upon lapping Adam McCabe some contact would ensue and McCabe would flip end over end down the front stretch bringing the field to red flag condition on lap 20. McCabe would be alright but his car was too damaged to return.  Mahoney would go on to claim his first win of the season at MRP in the Jim Beaman Lumber, Carbo Tech, Right Auto Parts sponsored machine. Ethan Burgess came home second after starting 8th while Alan Magner, Todd Brennan, and Godsey rounded out top five. Heat race wins went to Roger Ruark and Cody Mahoney.


In the UMP Modifieds it was Davey Warnock of Flemingsburg, KY winning heat race #1 over Matt Hamilton while Joey Kramer of Hanover, Indiana would win heat race #2 over Trent Green. In the feature event it was Kramer jumping out to the lead over Warnock with Hamilton, Weasel Rhodes and Jimmy Lennox pressuring Warnock for second spot. Lap #10 would see Weasel Rhodes take over second with Hamilton in tow but by lap 16 Hamilton would pass Rhodes for second but would have nothing for Kramer on this night. Kramer would claim his second win of the season at MRP in his Lightning Chassis, Williams Precision Engines, River City Automotive sponsored machine. Hamilton would come home second with Weasel Rhodes, Jimmy Lennox Jr., and Davey Warnock rounding out the top five spots.


 Phantom Fireworks Night at MRP


After being rained out over the holiday weekend drivers and fans alike were anxious to get back to the racing action at Moler Raceway Park and both would be rewarded with a fast racing surface and jam packed schedule of events including 6 classes of cars and a fireworks show courtesy of Phantom Fireworks at intermission. 



The Late Model division would kick things off with two heat races and in heat one it was Alan Magner on the pole and he would lead the first nine laps but Duane Chamberlain would make the last lap pass, working his way to the front after starting on the tail. In heat two MRP Late Model points leader John Whitney Jr. would lead the first two laps before giving way to Chad Stapleton and eventually dropping out with mechanical troubles. After both taking impressive wins in their heats it looked to be a two car battle with both Stapleton and Chamberlain starting on the front row. With the two cars door to door at the drop of the green they would stay that way for the entire first three laps battling each other furiously with Chamberlain edging Stapleton at the line before a caution came out on lap four. After the restart Chamberlain began slowly pulling away with Stapleton following and a great battle for third through fifth between Bill Sheets, Alan Magner, and Mike Meyers.


In the UMP Modified division Jimmy Stricker would win heat one from the pole and Matt Hamilton and Larry Pickelheimer Jr. would battle it out in heat two with Hamilton taking the win to set the A-Main lineup. In the A-Main Stricker would lead the first lap but Hamilton quickly pulled out to a big lead and cruised to a straightaway victory putting on quite a driving display as he worked his way through lapped traffic. Stricker would hang onto second and much like the Late Models the battle for third through fifth saw some great racing with Pickelheimer, defending track champion Jeremie Bretz, and MRP newcomer Gary Hall III swapping positions throughout the race but with Bretz spinning on the last lap it would be Jimmy Lennex Jr. rounding out the top five.


A special guest class would make their first ever visit to MRP with the Outlaw 4 cylinders in attendance and eager to try out a new track. Steve Cruse would start in the back of heat one but quickly “Cruse” to the front and lead every lap. Stevie Thornsberry and Zach Ackley would battle back and forth for the top spot in heat two with Ackley eventually emerging victorious. In the A-Main Cruse, Chip Mack, and Ackley would run 1-2-3 for the first half of the race but strangely enough on lap 11all three cars would experience different mechanical issues and leave the track under caution. This odd turn of events left Dustin Gatwood with the lead and he would not relinquish it leading the final half of the race while being challenged by  Thornsberry and Joe Johnson  for the win.


The Pure Stock division would return to MRP for their 2nd visit of the season thus far and it was more of the same as Brandon Gibson would lead every lap of racing in the division while sweeping the heat and A-Main. Charles Bowman, Tim Brearton, Joe Hurt, and Dave Osterman would round out the top five in the feature event.


In the Crazy Compact division defending track champion Willie Butler would draw the pole and never look back in heat one while Mike Gemmer, who has been 1st or 2nd in the points standings all season, would do the same in heat two. The A-Main would see Butler jump to the early lead with a great battle for second through the first ten laps  until Michael Hensley, who had worked his way up to second from the tail lost a wheel and flipped multiple times coming out of turn two. Hensley appeared to be ok but the race was red flagged to clean up after the scary incident. On the restart it was all Butler as he would claim his 5th feature win in 7 attempts on the season. Gemmer would just nip Justin Dalton at the line to take 2nd, Dalton, Dillan Harris, and Matt Murrell rounded out the top 5.


The Chevette division would close out the evening’s races and on the start it was Spensor Watson, Boog Verdon, and Rusty Yarger all mixing it up for the top three spots. Watson was eventually able to take control and despite pressure from Yarger as they raced through lapped traffic he would hang on for his second win on the year. Yarger would come home second followed by Verdon, Josh Francis, and Steve Pursely. Watson and Verdon were victorious in their heats.


 Pure Stocks Window Nets certified to SFI Spec 27.1 are MANDATORY and must be mounted in accordance with the manufacture’s instructions and technical director’s satisfaction.


 Stout Field of cars visit as AMS Modifieds come to MRP

Summit Racing Equipment AMS Modifieds made their annual visit to MRP and a strong field of 34 cars were one hand from all over the country. In QuickCar qualifications it was series points leader Bryan Barber toping the charts with a 13.975 lap. In the heat race action it was Barber and Matt Westfall leading the way in heat race one with Joey Kramer and Shon Flannery placing 1st and 2nd in heat race number two. In the third heat it would be Trent Young leading Josh Ferguson to the checkers while Kyle Strickler and Devin Gilpin would lead the pack in the fourth and final heat. In B-main action it was Todd Robinson and Taylor Cook (who started 9th) gaining transfers in the first race with Brandon Green and Weasel Rhodes transferring from the second B-main. In the 24 car feature event it was Barber and Young brining the field to the green flag for the 30 lap feature event. Following a caution on lap two the field would be reset with Barber still out front but Kramer was up to second with 8th place start Devin Gilpin right with him. On the restart it was still Barber but an exciting race ensued behind him as Kramer and Gilpin would battle for the next ten laps for second spot with lots of great racing from 4-10th that was often times 3 wide. Gilpin would take over second spot and set his sights on the leader but to no avail as the Bandit Racecars Jay Dickens race engine machine would go on to claim his second AMS feature of the year. Gilpin would come home second with Young, Kramer and Zach Fair rounding out the top five spots.

In the late model division it was Chad Stapleton and Bill Sheets claiming heat race wins. In the feature there were was two complete restarts following Adam McCabe spins and once the first lap was completed it was Green-Checkers with no cautions interrupting the action as Edinburgh, Indiana’s Chad Stapleton would roar to yet another feature win at the ¼ mile speed plant in his Barry Wright Chassis sponsored by Rightway Construction, Jones Core, Bowman Jeep Dodge, and Schaeffer’s Oil. Sheets would come home second with Marty Oneal, Ethan Burgess and John Whitney rounding out the top five spots.

A nice field of 18 Crazy Compacts were on hand and at the green flag it was “the King” Willie Butler leading the field to the green flag with Michael Hensley on the outside of row #1. Butler would lead but it was Ashley Landrum in second with the caution coming out almost immediately for the machine of Bubba Gibson who made some heavy contact in turn #2. On the restart it was again Butler leading with Landrum in second with Hensley in third spot. Lap 5 would be interesting as Kevin Stamper would work his was up to third but he made contact with Landrum going into turn 3 bringing out the caution. Stamper would restart on tail with the charged caution. Once under green again it was no stopping Willie Butler wh despite some serious pain from a shoulder injury would cruise to the victory in his Bessler’s U Pull and Save, Decal Designs, Recycling Express sponsored machine. Michael Hensley would claim second spot over Landrum with Justin Dalton and Michael Sand rounding out the top five.

In the Chevette division it was Josh Francis of West Union Ohio taking his first win of the season in his C&C Used Auto, Tony Stagg State Farm, Blake’s Pharmacy sponsored machine. It was not an easy win as Francis powered around Miles Tarvin on lap two but would be pressured heavily throughout the race. Tarvin would come home second while Rusty Yarger, Spensor Watson, and Sean Jones (who restarted on tail after spinning out while running third)would round out top five spots. Tarvin and Jones were victorious in heat race action.  


June 21st American Modified Series $1,500 to win $200 to start. Plus Late Models, Chevettes, and Crazy Compacts. The Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series is proud to announce the NASCAR Playing Card Weekend Bonus for this weekends races at Moler Raceway Park and Florence Speedway. The top 3 series members in combined points this weekend will receive 1) $500 2) $300 3) $200. 


 Reg show 6-14 all regular classes plus pure stocks and mechanics races!


 June 7th TheDRC Double Shot - Double Features in Crazy Compacts plus all regular classes.



Will be broadcasting June 7th for TheDRC.net Double Shot

                

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ARMED FORCES NIGHT - ADRA FREEDOM FIGHTERS 40 EVENT AT MRP!!


 5-24-13 - Williamsburg, OH - Armed Forces Night let Veterans past and present in Free to show  as a tribute to them for the sacrifices they make for our Freedoms.  With the $2,000 to win 40 lap feature on the line it was Duane Chamberlain of Richmond, Indiana on the pole with Chad Stapleton on the outside. At the drop of the green Chamberlain jumped out front in his St Henry Nite Club sponsored machine with Stapleton in pursuit. Despite a couple of cautions that slowed the event the man on the move was Ethan Burgess who didn’t even qualify or run a heat race. The youngster started 17th and was up to 6th when he tangled with a lapped car on lap 23. On the restart it was again Chamberlain out front with Stapleton applying pressure on the low side but after a couple of laps they would return to single file while 3rd place running John Whitney would fight off Rod Conley in 3rd and put pressure on Stapleton. At the end there was no stopping the Best Performance machine of Chamberlain as he would claim the checkers. Whitney would get past Stapleton for second spot with Rod Conley and Mark Frazier rounding out top 5 spots. Chamberlain won the Quick 6 Dash while Rod Conley and Brian Casey won heat races.


In the UMP Modifieds it was more of the same as Devin Gilpin would claim his fourth feature win of the season after battling Brad Weick on the start and then setting sail with no pressure following the first lap. It was Gilpin’s 12 feature win on the season and he dedicated the win in victory lane to his grandma who was with him for the first time in a long while. Larry Pickelheimer Jr would finish second with Weick coming home in 3rd with Weasel Rhodes and Kyle Herbert rounding out top five. Gilpin and Weick won heat races.

It was an exciting night in the Chevette Division with Rusty Yarger and Steven Pursley coming to the green flag. Yarger was out front with Miles Tarvin in pursuit. Yarger would lose top spot to Tarvin but on a restart both Yarger and Spensor Watson would get past Tarvin and put on a furious battle up front. With 3 laps to go as they were coming to the green flag on the restart the front wheel on Spensor Watson's machine would come off ending his night. Yarger would hold off Tarvin for the final two laps to take his 3rd win of the season. Steven Pursley would come home in third spot with Jim Hunt and Kyle Tarvin rounding out top five.

In the Crazy Compacts it came down to a near photo finish between race long leader Jerry Gibson III and Willie Butler but Butler would take the win by inches. Michael Gemmer came home second with Justin Dalton and Rob Simpson rounding out the top five spots. Gibson and Butler were heat race winners.

Along with the Tribute to all our Veterans past and present the MRP Safety Crew was also given a big thank you for all they do along with our police, firemen and women and everyone who protects us every day.  And a huge thank you goes out to all of the fans and fellow racers who chipped in as the drivers passed the helmet to raise funds for Barry Doss (MRP Five Time Track Champion) and his family.  Over $1500 was collected to help with his medical expenses as he recovers from a medical emergency that happened at the last race on May 3rd.  Dayton Auto Racing Fan Club also participated in helping "The Boss" with a check from their injured drivers' fund.  His family along with the Kenneda family thanked everyone for their generosity and especially their thoughts and prayers through this difficult time.  Next week May 31 All regular classes plus pure stocks and kids bike races on the front stretch.  Molerracewaypark.com  (937) 444-6215


 Friday May 24th Combined Shows. ADRA Freedom Fighters 40 $2000 to Win Late Models along with our Modified Special $1000 to Win, Crazy Compacts and Chevettes!! Plus Helmet driver for "The Boss" Barry Doss who is out of hospital and recovering thanks to everyone's prayers.


 Sunoco Race Fuels Night at MRP

 

5-3-13 - Williamsburg, OH - L&M Performance presented Sunoco Fuels night kicking off the month of May at MRP. While the car count may have been down the quality of cars was high in the late model division. In heat race action it was Edinburgh, Indiana’s Chad Stapleton and Batavia, Ohio’s Tim Carpenter claiming heat race wins (Carpenter’s first ever late model win). Following heat races the evening would turn somber as defending and 5-time track champion Barry Doss would suffer some medical issues and had to be taken by ambulance to the local hospital after falling ill. With the drivers' approval and everyone's prayers the races continued.  And in the $1,500 to win main event it was Stapleton out front in his Barry Wright Racecars, Jay Dicken’s Engines, Right Way Construction sponsored machine.  It would take about ten laps but Duane Chamberlain would work his way through the field to the second spot and would close the gap on the leader but even with a lap 22 restart was unable to seriously challenge Stapleton for the win. It was Stapleton’s second consecutive win at MRP. Chamberlain would come home second with Dillon White, Mark Frazier, and Ethan Burgess rounding out the top five positions.

In the UMP Modifieds it was more of the same as Columbus, Indiana’s Devin Gilpin would continue his winning ways en-route to his 3rd consecutive feature win in his Impressive Racecars, Mike Shell Race Engines, Blondies Pizzaria, DASCO Race Supply sponsored machine. Behind Gilpin at the finish was Brad Weick who passed Jeremie Bretz on the final lap for the second position. Larry Pickelheimer Jr and Jeremy Scott would round out the top five spots. Gilpin and Bretz won heat races.

A field of 18 Crazy Compacts took the green flag for the start of the feature and it was Jerry Gibson III out front with Michael Gemmer in pursuit. While the two leaders had things under control out front there was exciting racing behind them as the next 7 cars battled side-by-side for most of the race. In the end it was Willie Butler separating from the pack but unable to pressure the two leaders. At the finish line it would be Gibson III taking his first win of 2013 with Gemmer, Butler, Justin Dalton, and Tim Martin rounding out the top five spots.

17 Chevettes would take the green in the feature event with heat race winners Alana Weis and Boog Verdon bringing the field to the green. By the end of lap one it was Rusty Yarger from 5th place to the lead. Things would settle down from there as Yarger would lead by about 5 car lengths as Verdon, Steven Pursley, Josh Francis, and Mitchell Fields would all battle for control of second position. While the pack traded control of second spot throughout the feature it would be Yarger taking his second win of 2013 in his Northwest Transmission, Wilson Body Shop sponsored machine. Pursley would come home second with Francis, Fields, and Miles Tarvin rounding out the top five positions.

MRP would like to Thank Al Carrier and the entire MRP Safety Crew as well as the First Care Ambulance crew for their great work in helping Barry Doss at the race track during his medical emergency. Best wishes and prayers for a speedy recovery are with Barry Doss and his entire family during this time of need.


 

Our thoughts and Prayers go out to Barry "The Boss" Doss and all his family, and racing family!! And thanks to everyone for all the thoughts and prayers, he is still with us. Thanks to everyone from our wonderful safety team to his racing family, our announcer, race director, and all his racing fans that got us through the night last night in Honor of Barry. Thoughts and prayers to all of our racing family. We are glad he's still with us and we want "The Boss" back!!! Love to all. 


 Fan Appreciation Night a Success at MRP!!
by Thomas Moler



4-26-13- Williamsburg, OH - Moler Raceway Park held their first Fan Appreciation Night of the season Friday with reduced or free admission prices and a chance for fans to meet their favorite drivers, look at the cars, get autographs and lots of giveaways during intermission. After being rained out the past two weeks fans and drivers alike were eager for some spring racing action and the ¼ mile speed plant would not disappoint. With April showers providing plenty of moisture and some help from the MRP track crew the racing surface would stay extremely smooth and fast throughout the evening providing plenty of excitement.

The Chevettes would be the featured class and kick things off with two heat races to determine the starting lineup for the feature event. With extra money on the line the local drivers were battling harder than ever with West Union’s Josh Francis taking the win over Georgetown’s Miles Tarvin in heat 1 and Hillsboro’s Rusty Yarger winning heat 2 over Caleb “Boog” Verdon of Williamsburg. In the feature Yarger would jump to the lead and never look back leading all 20 laps and lapping all but the top five cars en route to his first victory of the young season. Those cars on the lead lap would put on quite a show battling for the second through fifth positions and when the smoke cleared it was Verdon coming home second followed by Francis, Tarvin, and Steve Pursely.

In the Late Model division it was two familiar faces claiming wins in heat race action with Barry Doss and John Whitney Jr. taking the checkers. It the feature it was Chad Stapleton who found the tacky track to his liking jumping to the lead by lap two and quickly putting a sizable lead between himself and Doss. Doss and Whitney would battle for second for the next fifteen laps but as lapped traffic came into play Whitney was able to take control. After clearing the last lapped car with five laps to go Whitney began reeling in Stapleton who had a straightaway lead. As the two cars roared around turn four door to door racing towards the checkers it was Stapleton at the line, surviving Whitney’s furious rally to win by a nose. Doss, Mark Frazier, and Kellen Kenneda would round out the top five.

It was another strong field of cars in the UMP Modified division with twenty one cars on hand to do battle. Heat one would go to Brandon Ramsey with UMP national champion Devin Gilpin coming from the tail to take heat two and Dave “Fireball” Pinkerton claiming the victory in heat three. With the feature lineup set it was “Kid Dasco” Devin Gilpin on the pole and he would jump to an early lead and never look back making it two for two in the UMP Modifieds at MRP so far this season in his Impressive Race Cars, Dasco Race Supply, Mike Shell Racing Engines machine. Behind Gilpin the racing was fast and furious with Joey “Rocketman” Kramer coming all the way from fifteenth starting position to finish second, John “Weasel” Rhoades third (from eighth), Larry Pickelheimer Jr. fourth (from eleventh), and Pinkerton making up the top five.

The Crazy Compacts would close out the evening and as usual would put on a great show for the fans. Jerry Gibson III would win the first heat to place himself on the pole for the feature but mechanical issues would keep him in the pits handing the pole to Willie Butler. Butler would take advantage getting an early lead but was under pressure throughout as heat two winner Michael Gemmer, Justin Dalton, and Kevin Stamper would battle it out for second but no one would be able to catch “King” Willie as he would claim his second straight feature at MRP in his Bressler’s U Pull & Save, Decal Designs sponsored machine. Dalton, Stamper, Gemmer, and Tim Martin would make up the top five.  Next week May 3rd L&M Performance presents Sunoco Race Fuels Night at MRP with Late Models 1500 to win plus all regular classes and again another free Dayton Auto Racing Fan Club members night!!   Molerracewaypark.com

 


 

Friday looks like it's gonna be a beautiful night. We will be combining the shows we have missed so we will have all Classes, Late Models, UMP Modifieds, Crazy Compacts and Chevette Special $500 to Win!! In addition it will be FAN APPRECIATION NIGHT Adults $10 Kids 0-15 Free. Dayton Auto Racing Fan Club members Free!! And also Seniors Night with Seniors 65 and over Free!! So what a great night of fun and racing it will be.

Fans bring your sharpies!!! Racers bring your pics or treats or tshirts, whatever, a lot of fun Friday Night!!!

Hope to see everyone then. The schedule this year is two pages if you print it back and front you can tri-fold it and keep it with you. Got a lot of Great things happening this year at MRP you Don't want to miss it!!!


 

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4-19-13 Chevette Special $500 to Win, plus Fan Appreciation Night, Adults $10 Kids 0-15 Free, DARF free plus all classes.


Doorbuster 2013 a Rousing Success at Moler Raceway Park!!


4-5-13 - Williamsburg, OH - The DRC.net Defrost 40 at Moler Raceway Park turned out to be one of the most exciting features for late models that the ¼ mile speedway has ever seen. Bringing the field to the green flag was heat race winners John Whitney and Barry Doss with Whitney taking the early lead in his Stephan’s Heating and Cooling, Amaze-A-Stitch Embroidery sponsored machine. The battle behind him was exciting as Doss and Duane Chamberlain battled tightly for the first 14 laps before Chamberlain would make contact and lose 4 spots. The guy on the move was defending UMP National Modified Champion (but only his 3rd night in LM) Devin Gilpin who started in 8th position. Whitney had things in control until lap 23 when he bobbled slightly off of turn 2 and Doss was able to drive under him and take the lead with Gilpin also able to slide by on the next lap. On lap 30 Gilpin looked under Doss but got sideways and lost ground to the leader.   At that time both Gilpin and Whitney went to the high side of racetrack and a furious 3-way battle ensued. With 6 laps remaining Gilpin was able to pass Doss for the lead but the two remained side-by-side for the next 3 laps as Whitney was looking for either driver to slip. With 3 laps to go Whitney inched ahead of Doss for second and actually looked outside of Gilpin with 1 to go but to no avail as the Columbus, Indiana driver was able to win his first ever Late Model feature event driving the JP Motorsports, Morgan Auto, Pickers Paradise, Blondies Pizzareia, Landrum Springs sponsored machine. Whitney would come home second with Doss, Ethan Burgess, and Jeff Arnold rounding out the top five spots.


In the UMP Modified division the question was whether or not Devin Gilpin could pull off the double and win both LM and Mod feature on the night. After winning heat race #1 from fourth starting spot he started on the pole of the 20 lap feature event in his A-1 Pallet, Dasco Race Supply, Mike Shell Race Engines, Impressive Racecars sponsored machine. At the drop of the green Dave McWilliams would challenge in his Reaper Race Car sponsored by Slicker Graphics but would be no match on this night as the youngster from Indiana would take home the checkers in both divisions on this night. McWilliams would maintain second spot throughout the event while Todd Robinson, Jeremie Bretz, and Ryan Morton would finish in the top five spots.



In the Chevette Division it was looking like a replay of so many nights from 2012 with defending track champion Rusty Yarger out front from the beginning of the night but with 2 laps to go 13 yr old Boog Verdon would manage to get to the high side of Yarger and inch ahead and claim his first ever feature event in his Miller Heating and Cooling, Gingerbread House, Embroidery by Valerie sponsored machine. Despite initial excitement the soft spoken youngster was speechless in victory lane and very thankful to Yarger for all the assistance in teaching him to become a better racer. Yarger would come home second with Josh Francis, Mike Clark, and Kyle Tarvin rounding out the top five spots.


In the final race of the night it was TheDRC Crazy Compact division and it was the two heat race winners Michael Gemmer and Willie Butler starting up front and setting the stage for the 15 lap race. Despite missing a shift on the start and allowing Justin Dalton to get past and challenge Gemmer for the top spot it was Butler who would pass Gemmer and take the lead on lap five. Gemmer would not let him get away and it was a two-car battle for top spot up front but a great race behind them. In the end it was “King” Willie Butler taking the win over Gemmer with Tim Schumacher, Jesse Mick, and Richard Dalton rounding out the top five spots.




Due to the weather condititions the last couple weeks the opening of the Go Kart Track has been pushed back a couple weeks.



Broadcast Dates
May 17th Freedom Fighters 40
June 7th TheDRC.net Double Shot
June 21st American Modified Series
August 2nd $1,500 to win Late Models
August 16th Ike Moler Memorial
September 13th $1,000 to win UMP Modifieds


Click here to download UMP Membership Form, Please make sure to put Moler Raceway Park as Home Track


Go Kart track will be running on Sundays in 2013. Schedule TBA


"Bring your colored picture to the track opening night with your name 
and age on back, winners announced weekly and posted at concession 
stand!! 






Thanks Steve Alcorn Dirtstar racing photos and Leah Cole





Coming March 22nd Weather Permitting The Defrost 40. Also June 21st AMS Show.



 Moler Raceway Park's 6th Annual Banquet of Champions January 19th, Greenbriar VFW Hall, Greenbriar Road, Batavia, OH. Doors Open 5:30, Full salad bar and dinner 6:15, Awards 7:30, DJ and Dancing after..Draft on tap or BYOB. Tickets $30 pp must be purchased by 1-7-13 by sending check or money order to Moler Raceway Park 2059 Harker Waits Road, Williamsburg, Oh 45176 (Limited Number available so please get your reservation and ticket money in as soon as possible. Phone 937-444-6215. Must be present to receive awards. To give door prizes or sponsor trophies/awards contact Kim at molerracewaypark@aol.com Also need sponsors for 2013 Season, let us know now and you will be on schedule and announced at Banquet. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all your friends at MRP!! Thanks to all our Racers, Sponsors and Fans for another Great Year!!

Congratulations to Everyone and especially to our 2012 Track Champions:

              Barry Doss            Michael Skeens
            Jeremie Bretz              Rusty Yarger

The Moler Family and the entire crew wish to thank all Congratulations to all the drivers, racers, sponsors and fans for another very exciting year for MRP.   And especially congratulate the 2012 Track Champions:  Mt. Orab Ford Late Models - Barry Doss; Holman Motors Modifieds - Jeremie Bretz; Holman Motors Chevettes - Rusty Yarger and Crazy Compacts - Michael Skeens.  The 6th Annual Banquet of Champions will be held January 19th, 2013 with details to be announced molerracewaypark.com 937-444-6215.  Thanks again to everyone for another great season and we'll see you next year!!



 

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June 6 $1,500 to win Late Models
June 7 The DRC.net Double Shot
June 20 American Modified Series
August 1 Ike Moler Tune Up
August 15 Ike Moler Memorial
September 19 King of the TQ Midgets
 
       

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