Limaland Motorsports Park
Koz, Anderson, and Kemenah pick up invitational feature wins, Sherman, Anderson and Dussel crowned Kings of the Quarter Mile at Limaland.
Limaland Motorsports Park swung open the gates for the final time in 2023 on Friday night as K&L Ready Mix presented the 2023 Awards Celebration, featuring invitational features for the Midwest Shooting Center DIRTcar UMP Modifieds, Lock Sixteen Thunderstocks, and NRA Sprint Invaders, as well as the presentation of season points awards for the Modifieds and Thunderstocks. Then all three divisions held their annual King of the Quarter Mile events, No 16 Jeff Koz picked up the win in the Midwest Shooting Center DIRTcar UMP Modifieds, No. 15K Creed Kemenah won the NRA Sprint Invader invitational, and No. 22T Tony Anderson swept the Lock Sixteen Thunderstocks, winning the invitational event as well as the King of The Quarter Mile. The Modified King of The Quarter Mile was won by bNo. 65 Todd Sherman, and the NRA Sprint Invader King of the Quarter Mile was won by Nate Dussel.
The Midwest Shooting Center DIRTcar UMP Modifieds kicked things off with their 20 lap invitational feature. No. 22T Tony Anderson, and No. 9C Troy Cattarene brought the field to the green flag with Anderson grabbing the lead. No. 16 Jeff Koz would start his march to the front right away, and take the lead from Anderson on lap 8. Caution would fly for No. 82 Brennan Sherman spinning in turn 2 right in front of his dad, No. 65 Todd Sherman. Todd mad heavy contact with Brennan which ultimately sent both to the pits, ending the invitational event for them. On the restart No. 4M Dustin Moore got tapped in close racing off of turn 2, sending his car hard into the outside retaining wall, bringing out the caution yet again. On the restart Koz would pull away to the victory over No. 34X Shane O’Connor who started 6th. Third went to Anderson, fourth to Cattarene, and UNOH Racer Randy Giroux finished fifth in the UNOH No. 01
Next were the Lock Sixteen Thunderstocks in their 15 lap invitational race. No. 22T Tony Anderson and No. 18 Brendan Rassel would lead the fied to the green flag, with Anderson taking the race lead. Rassel would keep Anderson, the 2023 track champion I n sight, but was unable to close the gap. Anderson would win over Rassel, UNOH Racer Brayden Weller would pick up third, with No. 87 Andy Welch fourth and 2006 Limaland Thunderstock Champion Shawn Valenti completing the top five.
The NRA Sprint Invaders would be next with No. 31 Jac Nickles and No 15K Creed Kemenah leading the field to green. Nickles would take the early lead with Kemenah battling along side through the first 5 laps. Nickles and Kemenah traded the lead multiple times before Kemenah took the lead for good on lap 7. Nickles would close in briefly when the leader got into lapped traffic but would have to settle for second place, No. 1 Nate Dussel would rail the highside to come home third, with No 20i Kelsey Ivy fourth, and No. 13S Drew Siferd completing the top 5
Following the Award ceremonies for the Modifieds and Thunderstocks, it was time for the 10 lap King of The Quarter Mile Races. The Midwest Shooting Center DIRTcar UMP Modifieds saw the 2023 Limaland Motorsports Park, NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series Track Champion Todd Sherman rolling off from fifth starting position to pick up the win. Sherman had to drive his son Brennan’s car No. 82 due to damage received in the Invitational race to his No. 65 machine.
In the Lock Sixteen Thunderstock King of the Quarter Mile, No. 22T Tony Anderson would bolt to the front and never look back, picking up the victory over No. 18 Brendan Rassel, No. 82 Chris Douglas, No. 87 Andy Welch, and No. 28V Shawn Valenti.
Completing the night and the 2023 season at Limaland was the 10 lap NRA Sprint Invader King of the Quarter Mile race. No. 15 Creed Kemenah and No. 1 Nate Dussel drew the front row starting spots, and Dussel quickly slammed the door on Kemenah to grab the lead and run away to the victory. No. X Mike Keegan would finish 2nd with No. 22H Randy Hannagan third, Kemenah fourth and No 11G Luke Griffith finishing fifith.
All of us at Limaland Motorsports Park would like to thank each and every driver, crewmember, staff meber, and especially each and every fan that made the 2023 season memorable. We look forward to 2024 and beyond, to bring you great racing.
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MIDWEST SHOOTING CENTER UMP MODIFIEDS
A Feature (20 Laps): 1. 16-Jeff Koz; 2. 34X-Shane O'Connor; 3. 22T-Tony Anderson; 4. 9C-Troy Cattarene; 5. 01-Randy Giroux; 6. 5X-Jerry Bowersock; 7. 36-Brandon Vaughan; 8. 82-Dalton Lane; 9. 71T-Chris Hicks; 10. C4-Alex Siefer; 11. 32-Scott Boyd Jr; 12. 82B-Brennan Sherman; 13. 65-Todd Sherman; 14. 4M-Dustin Moore; 15. 9R-Garrett Rons
King of the Quarter Mile (10 Laps): 1. 65-Todd Sherman; 2. 9C-Troy Cattarene; 3. 22T-Tony Anderson; 4. 5X-Jerry Bowersock; 5. 36-Brandon Vaughan; 6. 34X-Shane O'Connor; 7. 16-Jeff Koz
LOCK SIXTEEN THUNDERSTOCKS
A Feature 1 (15 Laps): 1. 22T-Tony Anderson; 2. 18-Brenden Rassel; 3. 11-Brayden Weller; 4. 87-Andy Welch; 5. 28V-Shawn Valenti; 6. 7BW-Mark Wooten; 7. 82-Chris Douglas; 8. 00-Sean Verwys; 9. 26-Justin Long; 10. 89-Keith Shockency; 11. 27-Frank Paladino; 12. 17J-Jarrod Klay; 13. 7W-Dan Wooten; 14. 92-Brandon McDaries
King of the Quarter Mile (10 Laps): 1. 22T-Tony Anderson; 2. 18-Brenden Rassel; 3. 82-Chris Douglas; 4. 7W-Dan Wooten; 5. 28V-Shawn Valenti; 6. 17J-Jarrod Klay
NRA SPRINT INVADERS/GLSS
A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 15K-Creed Kemenah; 2. 31-Jac Nickles; 3. 1-Nate Dussel; 4. 20I-Kelsey Ivy; 5. 13S-Drew Siferd; 6. 37-Noah Dunlap; 7. 22H-Randy Hannagan; 8. X-Mike Keegan; 9. 89-Robbie Stillwaggon; 10. 51-Caleb Helms; 11. G5-Gunnar Setser; 12. 11G-Luke Griffith; 13. 47-Kyle Drum; 14. 66-Chase Dunham; 15. 11H-Caleb Harmon; 16. 97X-Rodney Hurst; 17. 0-Brayton Phillips; 18. (DNF) 17-Jared Horstman; 19. (DNF) 11-Ryan Stillwaggon; 20. (DNF) 24-Kobe Allison
King Of The Quarter Mile (10 Laps): 1. 1-Nate Dussel; 2. X-Mike Keegan; 3. 22H-Randy Hannagan; 4. 15K-Creed Kemenah; 5. 11G-Luke Griffith; 6. 17-Jared Horstman
Hot Laps: 1. 17-Jared Horstman, 00:11.968; 2. 47-Kyle Drum, 00:12.112; 3. 24-Kobe Allison, 00:12.154; 4. 22H-Randy Hannagan, 00:12.350; 5. 89-Robbie Stillwaggon, 00:12.393; 6. 11G-Luke Griffith, 00:12.407; 7. 66-Chase Dunham, 00:12.412; 8. X-Mike Keegan, 00:12.416; 9. 1-Nate Dussel, 00:12.440; 10. 37-Noah Dunlap, 00:12.530; 11. 20I-Kelsey Ivy, 00:12.600; 12. 31-Jac Nickles, 00:12.640; 13. 0-Brayton Phillips, 00:12.674; 14. 15K-Creed Kemenah, 00:12.689; 15. 51-Caleb Helms, 00:12.739; 16. 11H-Caleb Harmon, 00:12.775; 17. 11-Ryan Stillwaggon, 00:12.794; 18. G5-Gunnar Setser, 00:12.826; 19. 13S-Drew Siferd, 00:12.896; 20. 97X-Rodney Hurst, 00:13.241
Article Credit: Gerry Keysor