Chappell Scores WAR Win at Springfield
Springfield, MO(July 19, 2014)-In a race that saw multiple lead changes and lots of passing throughout the field, Zach Chappell emerged victorious with the WAR Series presented by Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps on Saturday night at Springfield Raceway.
Driving the Korte Transportation/Hockett Racing #77, Chappell took the lead from his pole starting position as he was followed closely by Chad Goff, Chris Parkinson, and Taylor Walton.
With the spots rapidly changing behind him among Walton, Josh Stephens, Parkinson, and Devon Huff, Chappell would lead the first four laps before Walton would take over the point running the high side in John Hillman's #14 on lap five. Walton would lead through lap seven before Chappell made a charge and took over the top spot again on lap eight with Goff following him for second. Goff would take over on lap nine as he was followed by Chappell, Walton, and Parkinson. Another driver on the move during this span of the race was Tim Kent. Kent took over the fourth spot from Parkinson on lap eleven. Goff would continue to lead through lap fifteen when Walton's fine run would come to an end with a flat tire costing the Warrensburg, MO pilot the third spot and bringing out the yellow flag.
On the restart, Goff ran low with Chappell running the high side. Goff would lead lap sixteen with Chappell getting a great run on the high side to take over the lead on lap seventeen. The Talala, OK chauffeur would go on to his first career WAR win in the Hockett Racing DRC with Don Ott power. Parkinson got by Goff on lap nineteen and would continue his string of great runs with a second in the 54th Street Grill and Bar DRC with Parkinson power. Goff, who was also fast qualifier on the evening, ran a strong third in his B&D Racing DRC with Kercher-Mopar power. Huff, who found some good speed on the top side late in the race, was fourth in his Twister with Chevy power. Stephens was a solid fifth in the Summers Farms/Stephens Automotive DRC with Gaerte power. Kent was in the running throughout and would come home sixth in his Risley Trash Service Triple-X with Rose Racing power under the hood. After a heat race mishap and a leaking fuel line that sent him to the pits to be fixed as the cars were lining up for the A, Lexington, MO's Danny Thoman charged from the back of the pack and finished seventh in his Cars Plus Credit #27X. Dylan Kadous was eighth followed by Pete Palazzolo and John Helm.
Bob Thoman, who was fourth in WAR points heading into the night, got over the bank in turn two and crashed into the retaining wall during heat one ending the Higginsville, MO driver's night early.
The points race for the WAR title is heating up with Goff leading Parkinson by eight points heading into next weekend's race at the Midway Speedway in Lebanon, MO on Saturday July 26. Please go to www.warsprints.com or join the WAR Series on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/122872191163959/ to find out more about the WAR Series presented by Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps.
Time Trials-1. 9-Chad Goff, Spring Hill, KS-12.963, 2. 14-Taylor Walton, Warrensburg, MO-13.388, 3. 4U-Devon Huff, Nixa, MO-13.497, 4. 88-Chad Tye, Independence, MO-13.590, 5. 65-Chris Parkinson, Gladstone, MO-13.615, 6. 27X-Danny Thoman, Lexington, MO-13.662, 7. 77-Zach Chappell, Talala, OK-13.744, 8. 09-Josh Stephens, Buckner, MO-13.770, 9. 70-Pete Palazzolo, Pacific, MO-13.776, 10. 27-Bob Thoman, Higginsville, MO-13.796, 11. 11-Dylan Kadous, Topeka, KS-13.901, 12. 73-Lane Stone, Concordia, MO-13.942, 13. 8-Jeff Wingate, Centertown, MO-14.283, 14. 19s-Steven Cross, Clinton, MO-14.400, 15. 94T-Tim Kent-Bristow, OK-14.409, 16. 21C-Chris Desselle, Richmond, MO-14.569, 17. 42-Warren Johnson, Overland Park, KS-14.754, 18. 24-Kevin Risley, Collinsville, OK-14.832, 19. 12-John Helm, Kearney, MO-14.851, 20. 8X-Scott Comstock, Tipton, MO-17.988, 21. 03-Charlie Burton, Independence, MO- NT
1st Heat- 8 laps
1. 77-Zach Chappell (5) 2. 9-Chad Goff (7) 3. 8-Jeff Wingate (3) 4. 88-Chad Tye (6) 5. 21C-Chris Desselle (2) 6. 12-John Helm (1) 7. 27-Bob Thoman (4)-DNF
2nd Heat- 8 laps
1. 65-Chris Parkinson (6) 2. 09-Josh Stephens (5) 3. 14-Taylor Walton (7) 4. 19s-Steven Cross (3) 5. 42-Warren Johnson (2) 6. 11-Dylan Kadous (4) 7. 8X-Scott Comstock (1)
3rd Heat- 8 laps
1. 94T-Tim Kent (2) 2. 24-Kevin Risley (1) 3. 73-Lane Stone (3) 4. 4U-Devon Huff (6) 5. 70-Pete Palazzolo (4) 6. 27X-Danny Thoman (5)-DNF DNS: 03- Charlie Burton
A Main- 25 laps
1. 77-Zach Chappell (1) 2. 65-Chris Parkinson (2) 3. 9-Chad Goff (4) 4. 4U-Devon Huff (5) 5. 09-Josh Stephens (7) 6. 94T-Tim Kent (8) 7. 27X-Danny Thoman (9) 8. 11-Dylan Kadous (15) 9. 70-Pete Palazzolo (11) 10. 12-John Helm (19) 11. 42-Warren Johnson (16) 12. 73-Lane Stone (10) 13. 24-Kevin Risley (14) 14. 8X-Scott Comstock (18) 15. 8-Jeff Wingate (12) 16. 19s-Steven Cross (13) 17. 88-Chad Tye (6) 18. 14-Taylor Walton (3)-DNF 19. 21C-Chris Desselle (17) 20. 27-Bob Thoman-DNS 21. 03-Charlie Burton-DNS
Stephens Tops Valley
Grain Valley, MO(July 3, 2014)-Shaking off the bad luck that has plagued him at times this season, Josh Stephens picked up his first win of the season with the WAR Series presented by Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps on Friday night at Valley Speedway.
Before a lap was in the books, fith-starting Wyatt Burks spun coming off of turn four bringing out a caution. The second attempt at green saw Mitchell Moore stop on the frontstretch with a damaged left rear wheel and John Helm spun in turn four. Moore, who had mechanical problems throughout the evening, would see his night end.
On the third attempt, J.D. Black and Bob Thoman led the field to the green flag. The two battled early with Black smacking the wall on the backstretch. He would continue, but a group of drivers including Danny Thoman, Josh Stephens, and Chad Goff were able to get by him on the low side. Danny Thoman would lead lap one and before the second lap could be completed, Black rolled to a stop and his evening was over.
Thoman led on the restart as he was pressured heavily by Josh Stephens. Stephens would get a great run coming off of turn four to lead lap two.
Stephens would steadily increase his lead as Danny Thoman was pressured by Goff and Bob Thoman for the second spot with Chris Parkinson rounding out the top five at this point.
The action would stop again with three laps in the books for Devon Huff who was stopped in turn one. He suffered too much damage and was done for the evening.
Stephens took off on the restart as the Thomans, Goff, and Parkinson had a nice battle for the second through fifth spot.
By lap ten, it was Stephens followed by Danny Thoman with Goff and Parkinson having a nice battle for the third spot.
With Stephens steadily increasing his lead, Goff started running the high side and was able to move past Danny Thoman on lap fifteen. A lap later, Parkinson would follow. Over the next few laps, the two guys leading the WAR points had a nice battle for the second spot.
Lap by lap, Stephens manuevered his Summers Farms/Stephens Automotive #09 through heavy lapped traffic and the competition had no answer for the Buckner, MO pilot who was wheeling a DRC Chassis with Gaerte power. Parkinson was able to make a last lap pass of points leader Goff for second in his Ozark Barge and Dock Service/54th Street Grill and Bar DRC with Parkinson power. Goff was a very close third in his Country Kids Daycare/B&D Racing DRC with Kercher-Mopar power. Bob Thoman was fourth in his Cars Plus Credit/Noggins Bros. Car Care DRC with Chevy power. Rounding out the top five was Taylor Walton, who charged up seven spots in his John Hillman-owned #14. Burks was able to come from the tail back to sixth after his opening lap spin. Chad Tye was seventh with Danny Thoman, Dylan Kadous, and Brandon Schure rounding out the top ten.
Goff was the fast qualifier for the eveing with Parkinson, Stephens, and Burks scoring heat race wins.
In heat race action, Kenny Potter and Devon Huff got together in turn three with Potter flipping. He suffered too much damage which would end the veteran driver's evening.
The WAR Series presented by Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps will make their first ever appearance at the Randolph County Raceway in Moberly, MO on Saturday July 5th.
Qualifying- 1. Chad Goff, Spring Hill, KS-13.140, 2. 27-Bob Thoman, Higginsville, MO-13.328, 3. 7JR-J.D. Black, Grain Valley, MO-13.343, 4. 27X-Danny Thoman, Lexington, MO-13.410, 5. 4U-Devon Huff-Nixa, MO-13.464, 6. 88-Chad Tye, Independence, MO-13.594, 7. 65-Chris Parkinson, Gladstone, MO-13.600, 8. 55-Kenny Potter, Harrisonville, MO-13.605, 9. 11W-Wyatt Burks, Topeka, KS-13.657, 10. 3B-Robert Black, Blue Springs, MO-13.710, 11. 09-Josh Stephens, Buckner, MO-13.793, 12. 14-Taylor Walton, Warrensburg, MO-13.878, 13. 9x-Casey Baker, Lone Jack, MO-13.948, 14. 11-Dylan Kadous, Topeka, KS-14.040, 15. 90-Brandon Schure, El Paso, TX-14.085, 16. 8-Jeff Wingate, Centertown, MO-14.086, 17. 27K-Tucker Klassmeyer, Paola, KS-14.148, 18. 03-Charlie Burton, Independence, MO-14.258, 19. 12-John Helm, Kearney, MO-14.268, 20. 13-Brian Braden, Indpendence, MO-14.500, 21. 23-Brent Fasse, Independence, MO-14.570, 22. 42-Warren Johnson, Overland Park, KS-16.078, 23. 51-Mitchell Moore, Edgerton, KS-26.416
1st Heat-8 laps
1. 65-Parkinson (4) 2. 9x-Baker (2) 3. 27x-D. Thoman (7) 4. 3B-R. Black (5) 5. 9-Goff (6) 6. 8-Wingate (3)-DNF 7. 23-Fasse (1)-DNF DNS:03-Burton
2nd Heat-8 laps
1. 09-Stephens (5) 2. 27K-Klassmeyer (3) 3. 11-Kadous (4) 4. 27-B. Thoman (8) 5. 12-Helm (2) 6. 42-Johnson (1) 7. 55-Potter (6)-DNF 8. 4U-Huff (7)-DNF
3rd Heat-8 laps
1. 11w-Burks (3) 2. 90-Schure (1) 3. 7JR-J.D. Black (5) 4. 14-Walton (4) 5. 88-Tye (6) 6. 13-Braden (2) DNS: 51-Moore
A-Main- 25 laps
1. 09-Stephens (7) 2. 65-Parkinson (6) 3. 9-Goff (4) 4. 27-B. Thoman (2) 5. 14-Walton (12) 6. 11w-Burks (5) 7. 88-Tye (8) 8. 27X-D. Thoman (3) 9. 11-Kadous (13) 10. 90-Schure (11) 11. 9X-Baker (9) 12. 12-Helm (15) 13. 42-Johnson (17) 14. 13-Braden (18) 15. 8-Wingate (16) 16. 4U-Huff (14)-DNF 17. 3B-R. Black (10)-DNF 18. 7JR-J.D. Black (1) 19. 51-Moore (19)-DNF DNS: 27K-Klaasmeyer, 55-Potter, 23-Fasse, 03-Burton
Wissmiller Wins at Quincy
Quincy, IL(May 25, 2014)- On a night that will go down as one of the most memorable in the history of the WAR Series presented by Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps, Mitch Wissmiller picked up the win on Sunday night at Quincy Raceways. Chris Parkinson led the 16 car field to the green flag as he was followed by Josh Stephens. With Parkinson out front, the battle early was between Stephens and Chad Goff for the second spot. It would stay this way until lap eight when Wissmiller started moving forward quickly. By lap nine, he was up to second when the first yellow would come out for a Brian Armitage spin in turn four.
On the restart, Wissmiller powered by on the high side as Parkinson continued to run second. By this point, though, all eyes were on Korey Weyant. Weyant, who earlier had run strong run with MOWA, started at the tail and had worked his way up to fourth by lap ten. A lap later, Weyant had disposed of Stephens for third. Weyant steadily worked his way up to Parkinson and Wissmiller. On lap thirteen, he powered past Parkinson into the second spot.
On the next lap, Stephens, who was running in the top five, would see his series points lead take a huge hit as he pulled into the infield ending his evening. The final yellow of the night would come out on lap sixteen for an Armitage spin in turn four. Once the race went green again, Wissmiller and Weyant had a great battle for the top spot and as the pair battled, Parkinson used the bottom groove to make it a three way battle for the lead. With all three cars in short racing quarters, lap twenty three saw them cross the flag stand in a near dead heat. The trio made contact and it looked like disaster would happen. All three drivers did a masterful job of keeping their cars straight and Wissmiller would go on to his first WAR series win in his Maxim. Weyant was a strong second in his KWeyant Custom Paint Eagle with Automotive Machine power. Parkinson finished just behind Weyant in his 54th Street Grill and Bar DRC with Parkinson power. Goff was fourth in his B&D Racing DRC with Kercher-Mopar power. Bob Thoman was fifth in his Cars Credit Plus DRC. Pete Palazzolo was sixth with JD Black seventh. Robert Black, Tommy Rockwell, and Wade Seiler rounded out the top ten.
Fast qualifier Devon Huff took a nasty series of tumbles in his heat as he got up and over another competitor. He was not injured.
The WAR Series will next be in action on Saturday June 7 at the Springfield Raceway in Springfield, MO.
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Qualifications- 1. 4U-Devon Huff, Nixa, MO-13.997, 2. 77X-J.D. Black, Grain Valley, MO-14.183, 3. 1-Mitch Wissmiller, Saybrook, IL-14.200, 4. 09-Josh Stephens, Buckner, MO-14.386, 5. 9-Chad Goff, Spring Hill, KS-14.475, 6. 8-Jeff Wingate, Centertown, MO-14.594, 7. 27-Bob Thoman, Higginsville, MO-14.631, 8. 65-Chris Parkinson, Gladstone, MO-14.684, 9. 3B-Robert Black, Blue Springs, MO-14.765, 10. Pete Palazzolo-Pacific, MO-14.806, 11. 7s-Wade Seiler, Alton, IL-14.903, 12. 95-Tommy Rockwell, Towanda, IL-14.916, 13. 12-John Helm, Kearney, MO-14.996, 14. 7-Brian Armitage-Athens, IL-15.328, 15. 1T-Tyler Shoemaker, Bloomington, IL-15.426, 16. 55J-Jason Pardock-Melrose, IA-No Time, 17. 8X-Scott Comstock-Tipton, MO-No Time, 18. 99-Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL-No Time
1st Heat-8 laps
1. 9-Chad Goff (6) 2. 3B-Robert Black (4) 3. 1-Mitch Wissmiller (7) 4. 12-John Helm (2) 5. 27-Bob Thoman (5) 6. 7s-Wade Seiler (3) 7. 1T-Tyler Shoemaker (1) 8. 4U-Devon Huff (8)-DNF
2nd Heat-8 laps
1. 70-Pete Palazzolo (3) 2. 65-Chris Parkinson (4) 3. 09-Josh Stephens (6) 4. 95-Tommy Rockwell (2) 5. 8 Jeff Wingate (5) 6. 77X-J.D. Black (7) 7. 55J-Jason Pardock (8) 8. 7-Brian Armitage (1)-DNF
1-Mitch Wissmiller (5) 2. 99-Korey Weyant (16) 3. 65-Chris Parkinson (1) 4. 9-Chad Goff (3) 5. 27-Bob Thoman (9) 6. 70-Pete Palazzolo (6) 7. 77X- J.D. Black (7) 8. 3B-Robert Black (4) 9. 95-Tommy Rockwell (10) 10. 7s-Wade Seiler (12) 11. 8-Jeff Wingate (8) 12. 1T-Tyler Shoemaker (13) 13. 55J-Jason Pardock (15) 14. 7-Brian Armitage (14)-DNF 15. 09-Josh Stephens (2)-DNF 16. 12-John Helm (11)-DNF DNS: 8X-Scott Comstock, 4U-Devon Huff
Parkinson Wires Warrensburg
Warrensburg, MO(April 26, 2014)-Fresh off a win at Humboldt Speedway on Friday night, Chris Parkinson made it two in a row with a win at Central Missouri Speedway on Saturday night with the WAR Series presented by Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps.
Parkinson started the A-Main from the pole and immediately jumped into the lead as he was followed by Bob Thoman and Devon Huff.
Parkinson showed his dominance as lap by lap, he extended his lead over Thoman and Huff. Early on, the best battle was for fourth among a large group of cars including Steven Cross, Josh Stephens, J.D. Black, Dylan Kadous, and Chad Goff.
On lap fifteen with Parkinson out front, Huff was able to move by Thoman for second. Kadous, Black, Goff, and Stephens were able to get by Cross and the group continued the battle for position.
As the laps wound down and with Parkinson in lapped traffic, Huff was able to make up significant ground.
As Parkinson took the white flag, Huff was able to make a charge and would get within a few car lengths as Parkinson took the checkered flag in his 54th Street Grill and Bar/Ozarks Barge and Dock Service DRC with Parkinson power. Huff ran a strong second in his Lawrence Photo Chevy-powered Twister.
Thoman came home a solid third in his Cars Plus Credit/Noggin Brothers Car Care DRC with Chevy power. Kadous came home fourth with Goff rounding out the top five. Stephens was sixth as he was followed by Black and Cross. P.J. Grimes and John Helm rounded out the top ten.
The WAR Series presented by Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps will next be in action on Saturday May 3rd at the Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, MO. This will be a special race paying $1000 to win.
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1. 9-Chad Goff, Spring Hill, KS-13.70, 2. 65-Chris Parkinson, Gladstone, MO-13.77, 3. 27-Bob Thoman, Higginsville, MO-14.10, 4. 19s-Steven Cross, Clinton, MO-14.12, 5. 4U-Devon Huff, Nixa, MO-14.13, 6. 09-Josh Stephens, Buckner, MO-14.14, 7. 3B-J.D. Black, Grain Valley, MO-14.16, 8. 21C-Chris Desselle, Richmond, MO-14.30, 9. 11-Dylan Kadous, Topeka, KS-14.43, 10. 8-Jeff Wingate, Centertown, MO-14.44, 11. 12-John Helm, Kearney, MO-14.51, 12. 00-P.J. Grimes, Otterville, MO-14.53, 13. 04-Brad Graham, Springfield, MO-14.86, 14. 70-Pete Palazzolo, Pacific, MO-NT, 15. 88-Chad Tye, Independence, MO-NT
1st Heat-8 laps
1. 12- John Helm (2) 2. 04-Brad Graham (1) 3. 4U-Devon Huff (5) 4. 11-Dylan Kadous (3) 5. 3B-J.D. Black (4) 6. 9-Chad Goff (6) 7. 27-Bob Thoman (7)
2nd Heat-8 laps
1. 00-P.J. Grimes (1) 2. 09-Josh Stephens (4) 3. 65-Chris Parkinson (6) 4. 8-Jeff Wingate (2) 5. 19s-Steven Cross (5) 6. 21C-Chris Desselle (3) 7. 70-Pate Palazzolo (7)-DNF
A-Main- 25 laps
1. 65-Chris Parkinson (1) 2. 4U-Devon Huff (2) 3. 27-Bob Thoman (3) 4. 11-Dylan Kadous (9) 5. 9-Chad Goff (4) 6. 09-Josh Stephens (6) 7. 3B-J.D. Black (7) 8. 19s-Steven Cross (5) 9. 00-P.J. Grimes (10) 10. 12-John Helm (8) 11. 04-Brad Graham (11) 12. 70-Pete Palazzolo (14) 13. 8-Jeff Wingate (13) 14. 21C-Chris Desselle (12) 15. 88-Chad Tye (15)
Parkinson tops Humboldt
Humboldt, KS(April 25, 2014)- Taking over the lead on lap twenty-two, Chris Parkinson picked up his second career WAR Sprint Series presented by Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps win on Friday night at Humboldt Speedway.
Cody Baker took control early from his pole starting position as John Helm and Mitchell Moore battled closely for second. Baker extended his lead as Moore and Parkinson had a nice battle for the runner-up spot. On lap ten, with Baker still in control, Parkinson was able to get by Moore for second. As Baker continued to lead comfortably, Moore kept second running Parkinson in his sights. At this point, John Helm was fourth and Chad Goff in fifth. Baker was in control when disaster struck on lap seventeen. Chris Desselle spun at the bottom of turn four. Baker, who had been running the bottom, could not avoid Desselle and collided with him ending both drivers' evening. During the yellow, disaster also struck for second running Moore as he pulled into the pits with a flat tire. Before his tire could be changed, action resumed ending Moore's evening.
With Parkinson setting the pace on the restart, Helm got a great start and was able to get by the Gladstone, MO driver as Goff also worked his way past. By lap twenty, Parkinson was able to mount another charge and worked his way back past Goff. A couple of laps later, Parkinson would work his way past Helm and would go on to the $800 victory in his 54th Street Grill and Bar/Ozarks Barge and Dock Service #65. Helm would hold on to second in his Vee Village Eagle. Goff would come home a solid third in his B&D Racing DRC. Kevin Risley was a strong fourth in his Risley Trash Service Maxim with Devon Huff rounding out the top five in his Lawrence Photo Twister.
The WAR Series will be in action again on Saturday April 26th at the Central Missour Speedway in Warrensburg, MO. Please go to warsprints.com or join the WAR Series on Facebook for the latest information about Wingless Auto Racing.
1. 51-Mitchell Moore, Edgerton, KS-14.63, 2. 65-Chris Parkinson, Gladstone, MO-14.75, 3. 38-Cody Baker, Lone Jack, MO-14.88, 4. 4U-Devon Huff, Nixa, MO-14.89, 5. 9-Chad Goff, Spring Hill, KS-14.91, 6. 12-John Helm, Kearney, MO-14.93, 7. 24-Kevin Risley, Collinsville, OK-14.93, 8. 27-Bob Thoman, Higginsville, MO-14.93, 9. 11-Dylan Kadous, Topeka, KS-15.13, 10. 19s-Steven Cross, Clinton, MO-15.13, 11. 77-Taylor Walton, Warrensburg, MO-15.18, 12. 09-Josh Stephens, Buckner, MO-15.19, 13. 8-Jeff Wingate, Centertown, MO-15.21, 14. 21C-Chris Desselle, Richmond, MO-15.81
1st Heat-8 laps
1. 77-Taylor Walton (2) 2. 8-Jeff Wingate (1) 3. 51-Mitchell Moore (6) 4. 24-Kevin Risley (4) 5. 11-Dylan Kadous (3) 6. 9-Chad Goff (7)-DNF 7. 38-Cody Baker (5)-DNF
2nd Heat-8 laps
1. 09-Josh Stephens (2) 2. 27-Bob Thoman (4) 3. 65-Chris Parkinson (7) 4. 12-John Helm (5) 5. 19s-Steven Cross (3) 6. 21C-Chris Deselle (1) 7. 4U-Devon Huff (6)-DNF
A-Main- 25 laps
1. 65-Chris Parkinson (5) 2. 12-John Helm (2) 3. 9-Chad Goff (7) 4. 24-Kevin Risley (8) 5. 4U-Devon Huff (6) 6. 09-Josh Stephens (10) 7. 27-Bob Thoman (4) 8. 11-Dylan Kadous (11) 9. 77-Taylor Walton (9) 10. 19s-Steven Cross (12) 11. 8-Jeff Wingate (13) 12. 38-Cody Baker (1)-DNF 13. 51-Mitchell Moore (3)-DNF 14. 21C-Chris Deselle (14)-DNF