Heartland Park Topeka
Thursday, June 14, 2012
US Foods Night at the Races Saturday at BriggsAuto.com Speedway
TOPEKA, Kan. -- BriggsAuto.Com Speedway has had some strong promotions in their first 8 races. Saturday night, June 16, it will be US Foods night at the races.
US Foods is going to put on a promotion at intermission where fans will have a chance to win free grocery gift cards for Dillons stores. What an awesome promotion! Who wouldnít want free groceries?
BriggsAuto.Com Speedway will be supplying racing fans in the Topeka area with their usual, an awesome time both on and off the race track. The Kids Zone will be rolling once again, a pair of Washburn Tech Modified drivers, Bill Robison & Justin Johnson, will be on handing signing autographs and displaying their cars before the races, the HPT promotions department will keep everyone entertained and intermission and then the racers will provide the best racing in the Midwest on the track. Itís a win, win situation for all who come out to BriggsAuto.Com Speedway on Saturday night.
Last week there was another new feature winner in the Washburn Tech Modified division. Jared Rogers, the youngster from Tecumseh, KS, pulled down his first career Modified feature win. Rogers started out in the Quarter Midgets, then on to the Micro Sprints and finally in to the Modified ranks. Itís been a tough learning curve but it appears Rogers has finally got the hang of it. In the main event last Saturday night, he held off Darron Fuqua and Kerry Davis to take home the win.
Fuqua leads the point standings after the first quarter of the season. He will be looking to take down his 2nd straight championship, but as most fans will notice there is an awful lot of racing left in the season.
A driver that is celebrating a great season so far is Terry Schmidt. Schmidt has dominated the Super 8 at Forbes Landing Factory Stock class. After 8 races Schmidt has won 5. Not a bad number considering the true number for him is 7 races. He wasnít there on opening night.
As Schmidt runs at the front of the field several drivers have stepped their games up. Zac Henery rolled to his 1st win a couple of weeks ago, look for him to make a move along with Steve Herrick, who currently is 2nd in the points to Schmidt. Many drivers will be putting the bulls-eye on Schmidt. This should be a fun class to watch.
Last season the White Line CDL Training B Mods suffered through some tough races. In simple terms, they had some bad races. This season the B Mods have come full circle. Last Saturday night 3 wide racing was seen all over the track. Three cars were battling up front in the early part of the feature. Mike Higley, Dave Samuels and Ethan Isaacs put on a show battling for the top spot. Samuels and Isaacs were shooting it out for the top spot, when Mike Higley decided to take matters into his own hands. Higley would split the top two cars right down the middle on his way to win #3 on the season. It was just a fraction of the great racing this class put on last Saturday night.
Isaacs is still the point leader in this division. Consistency has put him in the top position. A comfortable lead might be just what Isaacs needs to win a championship.
The Caseyís General Store Pure Stocks continued last Saturday night with another large car count. Twenty-two cars lined up for the feature last week. When it was all said and done, it was Jesse Shotts in victory lane for the 3rd time in 2012. Shotts is starting to get a handle on the car that won 16 features a year ago. One variable that wasnít in the equation last year, a large group of competitors. On average there was 10 to 12 cars last year and this year itís 20 to 22 cars. As the first quarter comes to a close the Pure Stock class has had 4 different winners and last season there wasnít more than 5 different winners in 22 races! Excitement has stormed the Pure Stock division.
Randal Schiffelbein Jr. finished 2nd in the last race, so the rookie maintains the points lead for another week.
Summer start times are still in effect at BriggsAuto.Com Speedway. Spectator gates will open up at 5:30 p.m., hot laps will start at 6:45 p.m. and the first heat race goes green at 7:30 p.m.
Adult tickets are $10, kids 12 and under are $5 and Military with an ID are FREE every race night at BriggsAuto.Com Speedway. Donít forget racers and fans can purchases all their tickets and pit passes online!
For more information visit the home on the world wide web for Heartland Park Topeka, www.hpt.com.