A Podium Finish for Boespflug During USAC's Return to Knoxville

Plainfield, IN - As the USAC National Series headed west of Indiana for the first time in 2017 the first stop was I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska Friday. A strong field of traveling cars, some west coast regulars, and a few locals filled the field in the Corn Husker state. A 6th place qualifying run followed by advancement through the heat race Chad Boespflug put the Hoffman Auto Racing Mean Green Cleaner 69 into the show. The feature inversion was in Boespflug's favor as he would set the pace from the pole position. The invert may have fell to his advantage, but as he fought a tight race car right from the start Boespflug was unable to capitalized on the good starting position and began to fall back early. Unable to recover the lost ground Boespflug finished 12th in the AMain.

Entering Saturday with the attitude "today is a new day" is just what Boespflug and the HAR team did. A fresh start and a new game plan was set as Boespflug would make his first career start at the historic Knoxville Raceway located in the Sprint Car Capitol of the World, Knoxville, Iowa. He laid a lap down quick enough to hold on for 4th quick in ProSource Qualifying out of 35 strong competitors. Advancing through heat race competition straight into the AMain passing his way from 6th to 3rd Boespflug found himself once again in the feature invert. Boespflug and Crew Chief Davey Jones made the changes needed to keep the Mean Green 69 up front for all 30 laps. Starting and finishing 3rd Boespflug earned another USAC National podium finish in the series' first return to Knoxville Raceway since 2011.

"Another podium finish is just what this team needed. We have been in a slump as the results have shown over the past few races. Struggling to capitalized when it matters most, in the mains. Saturday's 3rd place finish at Knoxville was a great way to bounce back after finishing outside of the top 10 again at I-80 Friday. I look forward to hopefully traveling back to both I-80 and Knoxville with USAC next year. Now as we move forward into our "busy season" we need to regain that consistency as a team. We will race a few local races during Indiana Midget Week starting with Lincoln Park Speedway to work out any more kinks in our program before we travel east for 5 nights in Pennsylvania." - Chad Boespflug

Supporting Partners:
Amsoil, Arizona Sport Shirts, Astro Titanium, Bell Helmets, Butlerbuilt Seats, B & W Auto Mart, BMRS, BR Motorsports, Capitol Renegade and Custom Trailer Sales, Claxton Engines, Creative Finishing, DMI, Driven, EZR, FK Indy, FK Rod Ends, Fox Paving, HSD, Hoosier Tire, Howard Law, HRP, Indy Race Parts, InTech Trailers, Lykins Energy Solutions, Malvern Trust & Savings Bank, Manvel Motorsports, Maxim Racing, Mean Green Cleaner & DegreaserMidwest Shades, PAC Racing Springs, RevvedUp Industries,Rob & Jo's Body Shop, Saldana Racing Products, Schroeder Torsion Bars, Shaws, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, STIDA, Walker Performance Filters, Weld, Wilwood, and XYZ.

Race Results:
Friday 6/2 USAC at I-80 Speedway - Greenwood, NE
 27 Cars Qualified: 6th Heat Race S: 5th F: 3rd - AMain S: 1st F: 12th
Saturday 6/3 USAC at Knoxville Raceway - Knoxville, IA
35 Cars Qualified: 4th Heat Race S: 6th F: 3rd - AMain S: 3rd F: 3rd

Upcoming Events:
Thursday 6/8 at Lincoln Park Speedway - Putnamville, IN - Local 69
Saturday 6/10 TBD

 

On to the River Town Showdown

Plainfield, IN - Eldora Speedway's #LetsRaceTwo weekend was less than favorable to Chad Boespflug and the Hoffman Auto Racing Mean Green Cleaner Team. Each night started off with a decent qualifying run timing 6th and 5th quick in ProSource Qualifying. Followed by advancement in heat race competition transferring into the AMain straight from the heats each night. However the tables turned when it came time for the AMain each night Boespflug and Crew Chief Davey Jones struggled to find the right setup and it showed on the racetrack. A 17th and 11th place finish was not what the team wanted to see as they came into the Eldora two day weekend failing to finish outside of the top 4 in USAC National competition. Although falling back in both feature events are not the results Boespflug or the HAR Team planned or hoped for they were still able to leave the weekend 2nd in overall Amsoil USAC National points.

The team will start fresh this weekend as they travel to two new tracks for Boespflug as the series heads just a few hours west for the #RivertownShowdown. The USAC double header will make its first stop just outside of St. Louis at Tri-City Speedway in Pontoon Beach, IL. The teams will then travel south of St. Louis to I-55 Raceway to try their hand at the 1/3 mile high banked oval.

"We struggled all weekend as the track changed we chased it. Not the results I wanted at a track we had much success at early last season, but that's part of it. We were just off in the features each night and it showed in our results. With this weekend behind us we keep our head up and move forward. I am looking forward to traveling to Illinois and Missouri this weekend to two new tracks for me. I am thankful that the USAC National schedule this season has added more travel dates and new venues. Being able to travel and race in front of new crowds is what our series needs. The addition of PPV this weekend is huge as well as we know not everyone can travel when we leave Indiana so it gives those fans the opportunity to watch live thanks to SpeedShiftTV's partnership with USAC."- Chad Boespflug

Just announced both nights of the #RivertownShowdown will be broad casted LIVE from SpeedShiftTV. PPV information can be found via the link below.

Supporting Partners:
Amsoil, Arizona Sport Shirts, Astro Titanium, Bell Helmets, Butlerbuilt Seats, B & W Auto Mart, BMRS, BR Motorsports, Capitol Renegade and Custom Trailer Sales, Claxton Engines, Creative Finishing, DMI, Driven, EZR, FK Indy, FK Rod Ends, Fox Paving, HSD, Hoosier Tire, Howard Law, HRP, Indy Race Parts, InTech Trailers, Lykins Energy Solutions, Malvern Trust & Savings Bank, Manvel Motorsports, Maxim Racing, Mean Green Cleaner & DegreaserMidwest Shades, PAC Racing Springs, RevvedUp Industries,Rob & Jo's Body Shop, Saldana Racing Products, Schroeder Torsion Bars, Shaws, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, STIDA, Walker Performance Filters, Weld, Wilwood, and XYZ.

Race Results:
Friday 5/12 USAC at Eldora Speedway - Rossburg, OH
31 Cars Qualified: 6th Heat Race S: 5th F: 3rd - AMain S: 4th  F: 17th
Saturday 5/13 USAC at Eldora Speedway - Rossburg, OH
23 Cars Qualified: 5th Heat Race S: 5th F: 4th - AMain S: 3rd F: 11th

Photo Credits: DB3 Imaging and Sprint Fun

Upcoming Events:
Friday 5/19 USAC at Tri-City Speedway - Pontoon Beach, IL
Saturday 5/20 USAC at i-55 Speedway - Pevely, MO

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LIVE PPV Coverage via SPEEDSHIFTTV.com for both nights of the #RivertownShowdown
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Another USAC Podium for Boespflug and the Hoffman Auto Racing Mean Green Team

Plainfield, IN - Chad Boespflug and the Hoffman Auto Racing Mean Green Cleaner 69 Team traveled to northern Indiana for the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series debut at Plymouth Speedway Friday. A track Boespflug has competed at only twice in his career, but does have a win to his credit at the 3/8 mile track. A rough technical track was an obstacle that everyone had to overcome throughout the night.

The surface was tricky and the racing grooves were unpredictable, but that made is quite exciting for the fans to watch especially during ProSource Qualifying. Boespflug laid down a lap that would earn him the 2nd position, out qualifying 25 others. A strong qualifying effort that was just a few tenths off fast qualifier Chase Stockon. The traditional USAC inversion placed Boespflug outside the third row of heat race #2. Boespflug used the entire race track to his advantage to pick off as many cars as he could before a late race restart in the heat. The restart allowed Boespflug to seal the deal and take the heat race lead from veteran Dave Darland and score the heat race win. The feature inversion saw Boespflug starting 5th in the 30 lap AMain. Boespflug settled in to 2nd early and began to track down race leader Justin Grant who had stretched his lead to over a straightaway before Boespflug made his way into 2nd. Boespflug gained on Grant as he struggled to get through lap traffic as the racing surface saw three wide racing action throughout the nonstop feature. He used that to his advantage as he reeled him in. Boespflug showed Grant a nose with 5 laps remaining, but then he was held up by a lap car and was forced to leave the bottom where he had gained most of his speed in turn one and two. Grant was able to pull away and hard charging Tyler Courtney passed Boespflug with 2 laps to go. Finishing 3rd Boespflug added another podium finish and tightened the Amsoil USAC points. Boespflug and the HAR Team has yet to finish outside of the top 4 in Amsoil USAC competition. 

"We had a bleeder issue that I think cost us a little, but still another strong night for us as a team. The hard work behind the scenes and the consistency at the track has us right where we need to be on the track to earning HAR another championship." -Chad Boespflug

Boespflug is now just one point behind Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car points leader Justin Grant. The series will be back in action Mother's Day Weekend for the Lets Race Two event at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, OH. Boespflug hopes to duplicate last years Lets Race Two appearance where he earned his first career Eldora Speedway Win when he returns to Amsoil USAC National competition May 12th & 13th. 

Supporting Partners:
Amsoil, Arizona Sport Shirts, Astro Titanium, Bell Helmets, Butlerbuilt Seats, B & W Auto Mart, BMRS, BR Motorsports, Capitol Renegade and Custom Trailer Sales, Claxton Engines, Creative Finishing, DLG, DMI, Driven, EZR, FK Indy, FK Rod Ends, Fox Paving, HSD, Hoosier Tire, Howard Law, HRP, Indy Race Parts, InTech Trailers, Lykins Energy Solutions, Malvern Trust & Savings Bank, Manvel Motorsports, Maxim Racing, Mean Green Cleaner & DegreaserMidwest Shades, PAC Racing Springs, RevvedUp Industries,Rob & Jo's Body Shop, Saldana Racing Products, Schroeder Torsion Bars, Shaws, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, STIDA, Walker Performance Filters, Weld, Wilwood, and XYZ.

Race Results:
Friday 4/21 USAC at Plymouth Speedway - Plymouth, IN
27 Cars Qualified: 2nd Heat Race S: 6th F: Won - AMain S: 5th F: 3rd
Saturday 4/22 USAC at Montpelier Speedway - Montpelier, IN
Postponed Due to Wet Conditions

Photo Credits: Collin Markle Photography

Photo Credits: Collin Markle Photography

Boespflug Earns First Bloomington Speedway Win while scoring Hoffman Auto Racing's 102nd USAC National Win

Plainfield, IN - Chad Boespflug and the Hoffman Auto Racing Mean Green Cleaner 69 Team traveled to southern Indiana for two days of Amsoil USAC National racing. The famed red clay of Bloomington Speedway and the paperclip tight Tri-State Speedway played host to the best in non wing sprint car drivers in the country Friday and Saturday. Strong fields of over 30 cars entered both nights of competition.

The red clay of Bloomington Speedway has defeated Boespflug more often than not, so a mid pack qualifying lap of 13th quick was about standard for him. However on Friday that mid pack qualifying lap would earn him a front row starting position for the 30 lap AMain after transferring through Heat Race #1. On a typical night against the USAC National drivers 13th qualifying spot rarely earns your those honors, but Friday the odds were in favor of Boespflug. Starting second outside veteran Dave Darland Boespflug quickly took the lead and held it over Darland and Chris Windom through halfway. A restart on lap 22 saw the lead slip away from Boespflug and into the reigns of Windom. As the elbows went up inside the cockpit of the HAR 69 so did Boespflug's line on the track. He chose to run the high line as Windom settled in on the bottom. The hunt was on with 5 laps remaining in the AMain. Boespflug on the top and Windom on the bottom the duo raced side by side wheel to wheel. A similar sight from last falls Jim Hurtubise Classic at THAT except slide jobs was not the name of the game Friday instead the pair would race side by side in more of a drag race still coming within inches of each other, but never making contact. As the white flag fell Boespflug took the lead over Windom to gain that edge he needed to hold him off and earn his first Bloomington Career feature win and HAR their 102nd USAC National win.

"Wow, what a battle. Windom raced me clean and hard, but never raced me dirty, and I respect him for that. Being able to finally win a race here is pretty cool and to do it in the HAR Mean Green Cleaner 69 is even cooler. This place has eluded me for so long, heck almost ten years of racing in Indiana. To get a USAC win as my first here against this tough field of cars is pretty special." - Chad Boespflug

Following the win and celebration Boespflug and the HAR Team headed even further south to Tri-State Speedway, yet another track that has been less than a favorite for Boespflug. They traded in the red clay for the black tricky paperclip surrounded by cornfields in Haubstadt, IN. A better qualifying lap of 6th quick placed Boespflug in the 5th starting position in Heat Race #2 leaving him one spot outside of a transfer position as they threw the green. A great start for Boespflug and huge momentum made it possible for him to race his way into the 2nd position at the conclusion of lap 1. Boespflug tracked down heat race leader Chris Gentry, a Haubstadt local, before the checkered fell to pick up the heat win. Once again Boespflug found himself on the front row for the 30 lap AMain following the inversion. Boespflug grabbed the early race lead, but quickly found himself in what seemed like a deja vu battle with that orange #5 of Chris Windom once again. After being passed he continued to show Windom a nose lap and lap again, but it was just not enough to regain the lead as the duo that has recently been named the "Chad and Chris Show" by USAC swapped positions on the podium for night two in southern Indiana. Boespflug has yet to finish outside of the top 4 in Amsoil USAC National Competition and he kept that consistency going finished 2nd to Windom.

"Tonight it was Windom's turn, he and Derek have been fast lately, but to be even on the podium at Haubstadt is like a win for me as I have struggled here time and time again. Heck the whole podium has. I think this is a taste of what fans have to look forward to this year. Windom and I have had many close races, but it seems to be becoming a nightly thing. This year is going to be tough like I said before he and Derek have that thing figured out and are in the hunt every night." - Boespflug reflects after his second podium finish of the weekend.

Boespflug will follow the Amsoil USAC National tour as they head to northern Indiana this weekend with Plymouth Friday and Montpelier Saturday.

Supporting Partners:
Amsoil, Arizona Sport Shirts, Astro Titanium, Bell Helmets, Butlerbuilt Seats, B & W Auto Mart, BMRS, BR Motorsports, Capitol Renegade and Custom Trailer Sales, Claxton Engines, Creative Finishing, DLG, DMI, Driven, EZR, FK Indy, FK Rod Ends, Fox Paving, HSD, Hoosier Tire, Howard Law, HRP, Indy Race Parts, InTech Trailers, Lykins Energy Solutions, Malvern Trust & Savings Bank, Manvel Motorsports, Maxim Racing, Mean Green Cleaner & DegreaserMidwest Shades, PAC Racing Springs, RevvedUp Industries,Rob & Jo's Body Shop, Saldana Racing Products, Schroeder Torsion Bars, Shaws, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, STIDA, Walker Performance Filters, Weld, Wilwood, and XYZ.

Race Results:
Friday 4/14 USAC at Bloomginton Speedway - Bloomington, IN
34 Cars Qualified: 13th Heat Race S: 3rd F: 2nd - AMain S: 2nd F: Won
Saturday 4/15 USAC at Tri-State Speedway - Haubstadt, IN
31 Cars Qualified: 6th Heat Race S: 5th F: Won - AMain S: 2nd F: 2nd

Upcoming Events:
Friday 4/21 USAC at Plymouth Speedway - Plymouth, IN 69
Saturday 4/22 USAC at Montpelier Speedway Montpelier, IN 69

Photo Credits: Collin Markle Photography & Josh James Artwork

A Podium Finish for Boespflug at "The Burg"

Plainfield, IN - After struggling to find speed during numerous events at Lawrenceburg Speedway Chad Boespflug scored his first podium finish with the Amsoil USAC National Series at "The Burg" Saturday. A track where Boespflug holds a track championship has eluded him the past few seasons. The test session Boespflug and the Hoffman Auto Racing Team had just a few weeks ago was just what he and his team needed to gain the confidence and skills needed to earn a podium position. A field of 35 Amsoil USAC National cars was on hand Saturday to fight for 1 of 22 starting positions in the AMain.

Boespflug was 9th quick in ProSource Qualifying before advancing one position from 4th to 3rd in Heat Race #1 earning him a transfer position into the AMain. The field inverted the top 6 starting positions of the highest 6 qualifiers who transferred through a heat race. This placed Boespflug on the pole for the 30 lap AMain. The initial start saw Boespflug take the early race lead over Chris Windom before being stopped due to a red flag before completing a lap. The second start did not go as smoothly as the first and Windom won the drag race into turn one. Boespflug attempted the slide Windom multiple times throughout the race to regain the lead, but came up short finishing 2nd to Windom. Boespflug has not finished outside of the top 5 in Amsoil USAC National events in 2017 with two seconds and a fourth.

"I fought some throttle issues as the race went on, having to pickup the pedal, so naturally my focus shifted when I should have solely been concentrating on tracking down Windom I had other things to deal with. However this is the strongest I have ran at The Burg in a few years. I wish we would have finished one spot higher on the podium, but a 2nd place finish at a track I haven't had the best results at is still a strong finish for us as a team. Consistency is what we lacked last season and this year we are headed in the right direction with two seconds and a fourth in the first three races." - Chad Boespflug

Tentatively Boespflug will return to California Saturday to race the Cheney Racing #42 at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA in USAC/CRA competition, weather permitting. 

Supporting Partners:
Amsoil, Arizona Sport Shirts, Astro Titanium, Bell Helmets, Butlerbuilt Seats, B & W Auto Mart, BMRS, BR Motorsports, Capitol Renegade and Custom Trailer Sales, Claxton Engines, Creative Finishing, DLG, DMI, Driven, EZR, FK Indy, FK Rod Ends, Fox Paving, HSD, Hoosier Tire, Howard Law, HRP, Indy Race Parts, InTech Trailers, Lykins Energy Solutions, Malvern Trust & Savings Bank, Manvel Motorsports, Maxim Racing, Mean Green Cleaner & DegreaserMidwest Shades, PAC Racing Springs, RevvedUp Industries,Rob & Jo's Body Shop, Saldana Racing Products, Schroeder Torsion Bars, Shaws, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, STIDA, Walker Performance Filters, Weld, Wilwood, and XYZ.

Race Results:
Saturday 4/1 USAC at Lawrenceburg Speedway - Lawrenceburg, IN
35 Cars Qualified: 9th Heat Race S: 4th F: 3rd - AMain S: 1st F: 2nd

Upcoming Events:
TBD Weather Permitting
Saturday 4/8 USAC/CRA at Thunderbowl Raceway - Tulare, CA 42

Chad chatted with Ryan Kent Jr. at Mansfield Motor Speedway before Sunday's cancellation. 

Boespflug Ready for the Amsoil USAC National Midwest Opener at "The Burg"

Plainfield, IN - Coming off a busy weekend shortened by mother nature Chad Boespflug and the Hoffman Auto Racing Mean Green Cleaner Team are confident going into the Amsoil USAC National series Midwest Opener at Lawrenceburg Speedway Saturday. Boespflug and the HAR team took advantage of the open test day at "The Burg" this past Saturday morning before making their way to Brownstown Speedway for the No Way Out 40. The test session was designed for Boespflug to get more comfortable at the high banked 3/8 mile where he has struggled to find speed at in the past few seasons. He was able to hit the track for a few hot lap sessions as he and Crew Chief Davey Jones worked to tweak things on their Maxim Chassis' before the first of three stops the Amsoil USAC National Series makes at Lawrenceburg Speedway in 2017. The first of which is this Saturday April 1st.

Wrapping up their test session just before mid day the team loaded up and hit the road about an hour and a half north west to Brownstown, IN. A chance of rain lingered over the entire state of Indiana most of the day, but with an earlier start time for the No Way Out 40 the track attmepted to get the show in, and they almost did. A field of 31 cars filled the pit area at the first non wing sprint car race in the state of Indiana in 2017. Boespflug was off to a strong start before the rain came picking up a heat race win after starting third and then taking over the race lead after starting fourth before the rain came on lap 8 of the feature. Heavy rains forced the track to postpone the event following lap 8 of the feature despite their continued efforts to keep the show moving to "beat the rain", unfortunately a race that most often is won by the dreaded "r" word. The makeup feature is scheduled to be added to the MSCS event June 24th.  

As Boespflug and the HAR Team head south to Lawrenceburg Speedway, the "home" track of HAR and Mean Green Cleaner and Degreaser, they feel they made strides during their most recent test session and are ready for the Amsoil USAC National Midwest Opener at The Burg.

"We were up and out before the sun was up last weekend to get a full day of testing and then racing in before we were cut short because of the rain. The team behind me is a bunch of hard workers that never complained about the early trip to test crammed in before a night of racing. We needed to test, I haven't been fast at The Burg since the sprint week show a few years back in the Hazen 57. The USAC National schedule goes to The Burg three times this year and those are three races we can not let slip away due to lack of speed as we chase the National Championship. We tried some things and I think the changes we made will be helpful this weekend. I am looking forward to starting the USAC Midwest season Saturday at The Burg especially in the HAR 69 as it is as close to a "home' track for the Hoffman's and Mean Green as we get. So a strong showing is what our goal is. Of course we want to win, but to come out of the gate strong with a good qualifying lap will set the tone for the whole night." - Chad Boespflug

Supporting Partners:
Amsoil, Arizona Sport Shirts, Astro Titanium, Bell Helmets, Butlerbuilt Seats, B & W Auto Mart, BMRS, BR Motorsports, Capitol Renegade and Custom Trailer Sales, Claxton Engines, Creative Finishing, DLG, DMI, Driven, EZR, FK Indy, FK Rod Ends, Fox Paving, HSD, Hoosier Tire, Howard Law, HRP, Indy Race Parts, InTech Trailers, Lykins Energy Solutions, Malvern Trust & Savings Bank, Manvel Motorsports, Maxim Racing, Mean Green Cleaner & DegreaserMidwest Shades, PAC Racing Springs, RevvedUp Industries,Rob & Jo's Body Shop, Saldana Racing Products, Schroeder Torsion Bars, Shaws, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, STIDA, Walker Performance Filters, Weld, Wilwood, and XYZ.

Race Results:  Saturday 3/25 No Way Out 40 at Brownstown Speedway - Brownstown, IN  31 Cars Heat Race S: 3rd F: Won - AMain S: 4th F: Postponed to 6/24  Upcoming Events:  Saturday 4/1 USAC at Lawrenceburg Speedway - Lawrenceburg, IN

Race Results:
Saturday 3/25 No Way Out 40 at Brownstown Speedway - Brownstown, IN
31 Cars Heat Race S: 3rd F: Won - AMain S: 4th F: Postponed to 6/24

Upcoming Events:
Saturday 4/1 USAC at Lawrenceburg Speedway - Lawrenceburg, IN

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From Coast to Coast Boespflug Broadens His Resume

Plainfield, IN - Chad Boespflug returned to Indiana early this morning after a weekend in California spent competing in the Amsoil USAC/CRA Season Opener at Perris Auto Speedway in Perris, CA. Boespflug drove the Cheney Racing #42 to a top ten finish Saturday despite struggling with brake issue on the newly built car all night. The team addressed the brake issues each time the car came off the track, but they were unable to completely resolve the issue.

"It was the first time out for the new car so there were a few bugs to be worked out. We fought brakes all night so it was a bit sketchy getting into the corners, especially there where carrying a lot of speed into the corners is crucial to keep you momentum going. Cheney and the guys never gave up and kept thrashing all night to get me comfortable and the brake issue worked out. Unfortunately the issue lingered in the main. This trip was helpful to get the new car figured out and I look forward to going back west to race with Cheney in the near future." -Chad Boespflug

Home for a few days and then on the road again is becoming the new normal for Boespflug lately. Boespflug returned to his "day" job as a project manager early this morning not long after returning from California. Unlike most he juggles a full time job and a full time racing career. Long hours during the week as a project manager for an Indianapolis based company does not stop when he hits the road, the work continues for Boespflug just remotely. Thus allowing him to be able to do the travel needed to chase his racing career. This week will be deja vu for Boespflug except the destination is on the opposite side of the country. Friday evening Boespflug and Crew Chief Davey Jones will travel east to Central Pennsylvania where Boespflug will make his debut against the Pennsylvania Posse at Lincoln Speedway Saturday in Abbottstown, PA and Williams Grove Speedway Sunday in Mechanicsburg, PA. Boespflug will return to the Wayne Quackenbush Owned Capitol Renegade / Capitol Custom Trailers #91 Maxim chassis. Quackenbush and Boespflug teamed up at the end of 2016 for Boespflug to begin cutting his teeth in the wing sprint car world. Tentatively Boespflug and Quackenbush plan to compete in as many events as they can fit into the breaks in the Amsoil USAC National Schedule.

"At the end of last year I made my wing sprint car debut at the World Finals in Charlotte against the best competition in wing sprint car racing aside from the Knoxville Nationals. I had the opportunity to drive the Quackenbush Capitol Renegade / Capitol Custom Trailers #91 just once in a practice session before diving right in. World Finals was a huge learning curve for me, like most things you do for the first time are. It took a bit to get used to the different feels that you don't experience in a non wing sprint car, but by the end of World Finals I was a lot more comfortable. I am ready to get back into a wing car. As the saying goes "Go Big or Go Home" and I'm going to do just that again as I throw myself to the wolves of wing racing in Central Pennsylvania. The local competition will be tough, but once again I am going for laps and to gain experience as I venture out of my comfort zone. Racing in company with guys like Lance Dewease and Danny Dietrich who have thousands of laps in not just a wing car, but in PA is an honor. Those guys have defeated the Outlaws so racing against and watching them on their home turf I will be able to learn a lot and take that away from this experience. I can not thank the Wayne and David Quackenbush enough for taking the chance with me and giving me the opportunity to branch to the "Dark Side" as non wing fans call it. Hopefully mother nature is on our side this weekend and we are able to race Saturday at Lincoln and Sunday at The Grove." - Chad Boespflug opened up about his wing sprint car experience and upcoming debut against the Pennsylvania Posse.

Continued Supporting Partners:
Amsoil, Arizona Sport Shirts, Astro Titanium, Bell Helmets, Butlerbuilt Seats, B & W Auto Mart, BMRS, BR Motorsports, Capitol Renegade and Custom Trailer Sales, Claxton Engines, Creative Finishing, DLG, DMI, Driven, EZR, FK Indy, FK Rod Ends, Fox Paving, HSD, Hoosier Tire, Howard Law, HRP, Indy Race Parts, InTech Trailers, Lykins Energy Solutions, Malvern Trust & Savings Bank, Manvel Motorsports, Maxim Racing, Mean Green Cleaner & DegreaserMidwest Shades, PAC Racing Springs, RevvedUp Industries,Rob & Jo's Body Shop, Saldana Racing Products, Schroeder Torsion Bars, Shaws, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, STIDA, Walker Performance Filters, Weld, Wilwood, and XYZ.

Quackenbush Capitol Renegade / Capitol Custom Trailers #91 MAXIM Chassis

Race Results
Saturday 3/4 USAC/CRA at Perris Auto Speedway - Perris, CA - Cheney Racing 42
22 Cars - 5th Quick in Qualifying - Heat S: 5th F: 5th - AMain S: 7th F: 9th

Upcoming Events
Saturday March 11th 410 Wing Sprint Car at Lincoln Speedway (PA) - 91
Sunday March 12th 410 Wing Sprint Car at Williams Grove Speedway (PA) - 91

Boespflug Headed West for the USAC/CRA Sokola Shootout at The P.A.S.

Plainfield, IN - After just a few days "home" in Indiana Chad Boespflug will pack his bags and head to the west coast this weekend to compete in the Amsoil USAC/CRA Opener at Perris Auto Speedway in Perris, California. While the Amsoil USAC National Season waits for the weather to break in the Midwest Boespflug has the opportunity to fill the void racing from coast to coast.

Saturday March 4th Boespflug will climb back behind the wheel of the Dwight Cheney Racing #42 Maxim for the Sokola Shootout at The PAS. Boespflug and Cheney have some history together competing in select USAC/CRA events together in California in years past. The duo will pick back up where they left off Saturday. Boespflug had success at the end of 2016 in with his own car picking up the Oval Nationals Prelim night win at The P.A.S. This weekend will be a little different for Boespflug as he will return to just the driver instead of wearing the hat of driver/owner. Although not in the same equipment as his last visit to The P.A.S. Boespflug is confident in the cars Cheney has prepared for them to compete in this weekend.

"As I have said before any time I get the chance to return to my home state of California to race I usually jump on the opportunity. Our season in the Midwest doesn't start until the end of March beginning of April so to have the chance to race for Dwight Cheney during the USAC National season downtime is great. I am looking forward to working with Cheney again this weekend. Cheney has rebuilt over the winter and I am looking forward to coming out a bit early to help get things buttoned up with his new Maxim Chassis'. Hopefully we get a good run in this weekend and I can fit a few more races into the already busy schedule this year in California." 

Continued Supporting Partners:
Amsoil, Arizona Sport Shirts, Astro Titanium, Bell Helmets, Butlerbuilt Seats, B & W Auto Mart, BMRS, BR Motorsports, Capitol Renegade and Custom Trailer Sales, Claxton Engines, Creative Finishing, DLG, DMI, Driven, EZR, FK Indy, FK Rod Ends, Fox Paving, HSD, Hoosier Tire, Howard Law, HRP, Indy Race Parts, InTech Trailers, Lykins Energy Solutions, Malvern Trust & Savings Bank, Manvel Motorsports, Maxim Racing, Mean Green Cleaner & DegreaserMidwest Shades, PAC Racing Springs, RevvedUp Industries,Rob & Jo's Body Shop, Saldana Racing Products, Schroeder Torsion Bars, Shaws, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, STIDA, Walker Performance Filters, Weld, Wilwood, and XYZ.

Click the image above to Listen:  Chad Boespflug took time to speak with Perris Auto Speedway about his upcoming trip to The P.A.S for the Sokola Shootout Saturday.

Click the image above to Listen: Chad Boespflug took time to speak with Perris Auto Speedway about his upcoming trip to The P.A.S for the Sokola Shootout Saturday.

Dwight Cheney Racing #42
Photo Credit: Manvel Motorsports

Upcoming Events
Saturday March 4th Sokola Shootout at Perris Auto Speedway - USAC/CRA 42

Winter Dirt Games a Success for Chad Boespflug and Hoffman Auto Racing

Plainfield, IN - Chad Boespflug made his Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Season debut in the Hoffman Auto Racing Mean Green Cleaner & Degreaser #69 at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, FL Friday. Heavy rain and wet conditions Wednesday and Thursday shortened the originally scheduled three day USAC Winter Dirt Games event eliminating an open practice night and night #1 of WDG. The extremely wet conditions that shortened the weekend would in return offer a better than normal track surface than years past. The typical "dry slick" or "rubbered up" track was traded for a heavy, fast, racey surface.

Boespflug hit the track Friday afternoon for the first time behind the wheel of the HAR #69 Maxim chassis in the first practice session of 2017. The track surface changed quickly from the first set of hot laps until the time for the first car to go out to qualify. An early qualifying spot landed Boespflug a lap that held the top spot for a while until the track became better in time. His qualifying lap was good enough to hold on to a top 5 position, qualifying 5th quick overall. Boespflug started 5th in his heat race and fell out of the transfer position early, but quickly regained momentum and charged back to a 4th place finish good enough for a transfer position into the AMain invert. Starting 3rd in the AMain Boespflug battled with Dave Darland and CJ Leary racing three wide during opening laps. Boespflug checked up as he and Leary nearly got together coming off of turn two early in the race allowing Justin Grant to sneak by. Boespflug quickly regained his momentum to chase down Darland and Grant. A late race restart gave Boespflug the chance to race wheel to wheel with leader Grant even swapping the the lead down the backstretch with just two laps to go. In the end Boespflug just did not have enough drive off the bottom to seal the deal and maintain the lead over Grant and finished a close second.

"A 2nd place finish right out of the gate is something for us to be proud of as a team. I just didn't have enough to pull Grant down the backstretch when I got a run on him off the bottom." - Chad Boespflug

Saturday Night Boespflug and the HAR Team fell behind the eight ball early with a mid pack qualifying run. In return that landed Boespflug a deep starting spot for the AMain after transferring out of his heat race. Although an 11th place starting position was less than desirable after starting 3rd the night before Boespflug used the changing track surface to his advantage. The top started to come in about halfway through the main. Boespflug made his way to the top where he passed his way into the 4th position chasing down the top three front runners just missing another podium finish.

"I should have gone to the top sooner and may have had a little more for Meseraull to make it two podium finishes in a row. Leaving here third in USAC National points with two top five finishes, including a podium finish is something to be proud of. We struggled down here last year so to leave here with this much success and the momentum going into the start of the USAC season in the midwest is a huge confidence builder for myself and the HAR Mean Green Cleaner & Degreaser Team." - Boespflug reflects on the Winter Dirt Games.

Supporting Partners:
Amsoil, Arizona Sport Shirts, Astro Titanium, Bell Helmets, Butlerbuilt Seats, B & W Auto Mart, BMRS, BR Motorsports, Capitol Renegade and Custom Trailer Sales, Claxton Engines, Creative Finishing, DLG, DMI, Driven, EZR, FK Indy, FK Rod Ends, Fox Paving, HSD, Hoosier Tire, Howard Law, HRP, Indy Race Parts, InTech Trailers, Lykins Energy Solutions, Malvern Trust & Savings Bank, Manvel Motorsports, Maxim Racing, Mean Green Cleaner & DegreaserMidwest Shades, PAC Racing Springs, RevvedUp Industries,Rob & Jo's Body Shop, Saldana Racing Products, Schroeder Torsion Bars, Shaws, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, STIDA, Walker Performance Filters, Weld, Wilwood, and XYZ.

Hoffman Auto Racing Results:
Thurs. 2/23 USAC at Bubba Raceway Park - Ocala, FL

Rain Out
Fri. 2/24 USAC at Bubba Raceway Park - Ocala, FL
27 Cars - 5th Quick in Qualifying - Heat S: 5th F: 4th - AMain S: 3rd  F: 2nd
Sat. 2/25 USAC at Bubba Raceway Park - Ocala, FL
26 Cars - 12th Quick in Qualifying - Heat S: 3rd F: 3rd - AMain S: 11th F: 4th

Photo Credits: Mill City Images, Photos by Trace, Rich Forman, and Scott Werkheiser

Boespflug Set to Chase the 2017 Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Title Aboard the Hoffman Auto Racing Mean Green Cleaner #69

Plainfield, IN - Chad Boespflug and the Hoffman Auto Racing Mean Green Cleaner & Degreaser Team have prepared the past few months for this moment. The moment when all of the pieces of the puzzle fit together nicely and is ready to be put on display. This week the team will head south chasing the warmth and sunshine to make their debut in Florida as they start the 2017 Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Tour. The USAC National Tour is compiled of 47 races in 12 different states as they series travels from coast to coast.

To kick off 2017 the first stop for the seventh consecutive season is the Winter Dirt Games (WDG) at Bubba Raceway Park. Winter Dirt Games VII is a three day event on the 3/8 mile dirt oval located in Ocala, FL. This will mark the third consecutive WDG for Boespflug. The return to the famed Hoffman Auto Racing #69 has been much anticipated by Boespflug as he has only competed in a handful of events behind the wheel of the 69 in years past. As he straps in for the first time in 2017 as the full time driver the goals are a little different than they were when he filled the seat on those several occasions in the past. He, his Team, and Richard Hoffman all share the same common goal, to win races and secure the 2017 Amsoil USAC National Championship. Hoffman Auto Racing currently holds 11 USAC National Sprint Car Titles and 100 USAC Wins. Boespflug hopes to add to not only his 7 personal USAC National wins, but to continue on the Hoffman Auto Racing legacy and enhance their stats as a team this season.

"Consistency will be key all year. Last year was very successful for myself personally as well as my newly formed team, but we lacked the consistency. We meshed well all year and made huge strides by the end of 2016 and will take that momentum into this season. Although on the surface it appears like a big transition to the Hoffman Auto Racing 69 from my own NineEight Motorsports car, it won't be. The team of guys that contributed to the success of 2016 will just be wearing new team colors and representing Hoffman Auto Racing along with me.  Crew Chief Davey Jones, Bryan Stanfill, and Jason Keefer return for 2017 in addition to Tim Waechter of HAR. I am looking forward to not only representing HAR, but Mean Green Cleaner & Degreaser as well. Their continued support and partnership with HAR is a big part of the continued success of HAR. In addition to Mean Green all of the continued supporting partners of HAR and myself have helped us build this team to what it is today. We want to win races and a championship for not only the HAR Team, but for all of our Partners as well. I'm excited to finally get back in the seat after the winter and start racing this week." - Chad Boespflug reflects on what is to come as he starts the year as the driver of the Hoffman Auto Racing Mean Green Cleaner & Degreaser #69.

Supporting Partners:
Amsoil, Arizona Sport Shirts, Astro Titanium, Bell Helmets, Butlerbuilt Seats, B & W Auto Mart, BMRS, BR Motorsports, Capitol Renegade and Custom Trailer Sales, Claxton Engines, Creative Finishing, DLG, DMI, Driven, EZR, FK Indy, FK Rod Ends, Fox Paving, HSD, Hoosier Tire, Howard Law, HRP, Indy Race Parts, InTech Trailers, Lykins Energy Solutions, Malvern Trust & Savings Bank, Manvel Motorsports, Maxim Racing, Mean Green Cleaner & DegreaserMidwest Shades, PAC Racing Springs, RevvedUp Industries,Rob & Jo's Body Shop, Saldana Racing Products, Schroeder Torsion Bars, Shaws, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, STIDA, Walker Performance Filters, Weld, Wilwood, and XYZ.

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Boespflug Returns for 4th Consecutive Chili Bowl Nationals

Plainfield, IN - If it's not broke, don't fix it. Chad Boespflug will follow that motto as he returns for his 4th consecutive year to the R.A.B. Racing #57 midget as he attempts his 4th Chili Bowl Nationals in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The prestigious week will kick off in less than two weeks from now. With much success and improvement with each Chili Bowl attempt that Boespflug has made in the R.A.B. #57 Spike midget the team hopes to enter 2017 with continued success. The Wisconsin based team fields two cars for the event. Boespflug will once again strap behind the wheel of the Amy Ecker Owned #57C for Friday Nights Preliminary competition. He, with the help of Bill Ecker and Steve Wineke, seek to make their 4th straight preliminary night AMain through qualifications as they have in their past three Chili Bowl starts. Every team enters the Chili Bowl with one common goal, to lock into the AMain Saturday. Easy enough right? Wrong, with a field of over 350 midgets that are compiled of competitors from all types of motorsports ranging from Nascar, Indy Car, NHRA, World of Outlaws, USAC, and of course those who travel across the pond from Australia and New Zealand it's not so easy. In addition to their three prelim AMain starts Boespflug and the R.A.B. Racing Team have made Saturday's CMain twice and BMain once. Each year the team has found more speed and with improvements to the car and motor program going into 2017 they have a chance to repeat just that, if not advance further. While all competitors goal is to make the AMain, being able to race in the "TV" portion of the event is just as high on Boespflug's check list. TV time means you have defeated over 2/3 of your competition and are that much closer to the big dance on Saturday. A tough week lies ahead of all competitors with little track time against a stout field of cars. Consistency and improved track position will be key for the 57C to replicate its performance in years prior.

"It's the Chili Bowl, a week I look forward to all year long to catch up with friends and fans from allover the world. Heading back to the Chili Bowl with the R.A.B. Racing group again will ensure one thing, we are going to have fun. It may be a hectic thrash or controlled chaos at times come race day, but the Ecker Family and their partners come to the Chili Bowl each year with the same common goal as I do, to have fun and make it as far as we can. We don't race the Chili Bowl to cash in and go home rich, we race it because of its prestige. There is not one team that enters the expo center that doesn't have their eye on that "driller". To be standing on the podium at the end of either night for me would be a win, but to make the AMain Saturday is pretty high on my bucket list." - Chad Boespflug reflects on what the Chili Bowl Nationals means to him. 

Thank You to All Chili Bowl Supporting Partners:
Howard Law, Malvern Bank, RAB Racing, Throttle King.

Continued Supporting Partners:
Amsoil, Bell Helmets, Butlerbuilt Seats, B & W Auto Mart, Capitol Renegade and Custom Trailer Sales, Claxton Engines, Creative Finishing, DLG, DMI, FK Indy, HRP, Indy Race Parts, InTech Trailers, Malvern Trust & Savings Bank, Manvel Motorsports, Maxim Racing, Midwest Shades, PAC Racing Springs, RevvedUp Industries, Rockwell Time, Saldana Racing Products, Schroeder Torsion Bars, Shaws, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, STIDA, Walker Performance Filters, and Wilwood.

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Boespflug is Honored to Carry the Mean Green Colors Aboard the Hoffman Auto Racing #69

Plainfield, IN - We are pleased to announce that Chad Boespflug will join forces with Hoffman Auto Racing / Dynamics, Inc. for the 2017 AMSOIL INC. USAC Racing National Season. The Teams Maxim's will dawn the Mean Green Cleaner colors and carry the historic HAR #69 as they chases the 12th USAC National Title under the HAR banner.

"It's an honor to partner with Richard Hoffman with Mean Green as the primary sponsor for 2017. Our team had much success in 2016, more than I had expected, the transition to HAR and Mean Green with the continued support from our existing partners will give us what we need to take us to the next level. Our goal is to always win races and this year we won six, but we lacked consistency. As we move forward into 2017 it will be the second full season with the same group of guys around me that meshed so well in our initial season as a team. With the return of Davey Jones as Crew Chief, Bryan Stanfill, and Jason Keefer our goal is to continue on the Hoffman Auto Racing legacy within the USAC organization, win races, and a championship. The team has already been working hard to prepare for the season that is fast approaching. I am thankful for the opportunity to work with Mr. Hoffman and Mean Green, the start of the season in February can't come soon enough." - Chad Boespflug

Supporting Partners:
Mean Green Cleaner & Degreaser, Lykins Energy Solutions, XYZ, EZR.

Continued Supporting Partners:
Amsoil, Bell Helmets, Butlerbuilt Seats, B & W Auto Mart, Capitol Renegade and Custom Trailer Sales, Claxton Engines, Creative Finishing, DLG, DMI, FK Indy, HRP, Indy Race Parts, InTech Trailers, Malvern Trust & Savings Bank, Manvel Motorsports, Maxim Racing, Midwest Shades, PAC Racing Springs, RevvedUp Industries, Rockwell Time, Saldana Racing Products, Schroeder Torsion Bars, Shaws, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, STIDA, Walker Performance Filters, and Wilwood.

HOFFMAN AUTO RACING NEWS:
HOFFMAN RACING ANNOUNCES MEAN GREEN RETURNS AS PRIMARY SPONSOR AND CHAD BOESPFLUG WILL DRIVE THE ICONIC #69 IN THE 2017 USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR SERIES

Loveland, OH (Dec 5, 2016) – The one thing constant in life is change. Coming off a banner
Year for Hoffman Racing (HAR), winning the Team’s unprecedented 11th USAC National Sprint
Car Series Championship, winning Indiana Sprint Week for 2016, the first ever Little 500
win and reaching 100 National USAC Sprint Car wins, major changes are in store for 2017.
Staying the same are the return of our major sponsor, Mean Green Cleaner & Degreaser,
associate sponsors Lykins Energy Solutions, XYZ, and the addition of EZR. HAR remains
an Official Military Order of The Purple Heart Race Team.
What is changing? Of the five “core Team members” of HAR, only Richard Hoffman and
Tim Waechter are remaining. Dan Launderville is moving on to a business opportunity,
Rob Hoffman is retiring, after a lifetime of racing, to concentrate on family and his business
career in banking. Brady will not be able to run the entire schedule due to other racing conflicts
and will concentrate on wing sprint cars.
“The loss of Dan, Rob and Brady necessitated a restructuring of the Team. I want to wish Dan,
Brady, and my son, Rob, the best. We had one heck of a Team, as evidenced by results.
Without the backing of Mean Green, Lykins, XYZ, Hoosier Tire, and now EZR, it would
have been difficult to continue. As it is we are excited to carry on our legacy with Chad. He
will drive the 69 car. Chad’s career is taking off and with the addition of Davey Jones as the
crew chief, that makes us a threat every night, and for our 12th USAC National Sprint Car
Championship,” said Richard Hoffman, President of Hoffman Racing. The Team will
be headquartered out of Indianapolis, Indiana.
Chad Boespflug commented “I am looking forward to working with Dynamics Inc. Hoffman
Racing. With the help of EZR we will be chasing another championship in 2017. It’s a tall feat
to follow in the footsteps of their accomplishments over the years, but also a huge honor to
help carry on the Hoffman Racing legacy of excellence and championship. They have truly helped
evolve the sport of racing."
Chad began racing micros in 1998 in his home state of California. He graduated to sprint cars in 2004.
He won the SCRA championship in 2005 and made the big move to Indiana in 2007. He became the
Lawrenceburg track champion in 2011. Chad began his own team with the help of Chuck Eberhardt
and Fred Zirzow and ran the entire USAC National Sprint Car schedule. They racked up 6 USAC
National wins in 2016.
“Mean Green is America’s #1 heavy duty, all purpose cleaner and degreaser that provides consumers
with the toughest clean at a great value. Independent lab tests prove that Mean Green out cleans other
brands on the tough grease and grime. It works better because it contains more cleaning ingredients than
other brands. It’s the Toughness you can Trust, for when getting it clean matters most. Great for dirty
jobs inside and out, from the kitchen countertop, tile and toilet, to outdoor furniture, greasy grills and
engine parts. Visit www.MeanGreenDegreaser.com for more information.
Highlights of Hoffman Auto Racing's (HAR) history include: 1929-1960 - Gus campaigned Sprint Cars and Midgets. His drivers included Eddie Sachs and Don Branson. 1964 - Gus’s son, Richard, became co-owner of the Team. 1973-1984 - HAR fielded Indy Cars, including 7 Indy 500 starts. 1989 - HAR won the first of 11 USAC National Sprint Car Championships with Rob Hoffman as the crew chief (’92,’93,’96,’97,’99,’02,’04,’08,’14,’16).
With 100 USAC National Sprint Car wins and 11 National Championships, HAR has won more National races and championships than any other team in USAC sprint car history. HAR also has 7 Silver Crown wins and one USAC midget win, for a total of 108 USAC National wins. In 2003 HAR was recognized for excellence by the Ohio State Senate and House of Representatives. HAR has finished in the top 3 in USAC National Sprint Car owner's points 20 times since 1989.
Drivers from the past 87 years read like a who’s who of racing: Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart, Tracy Hines, JJ Yeley, Kasey Kahne, Kenny Irwin Jr., Rich Vogler, Dave Darland, Johnny Parsons Jr., Tim Richmond, Jay Drake, Brian Tyler, Robbie Stanley, Eric Gordon, Steve Butler, Jerry Coons Jr., Ryan Newman, Dave Steele, George Snider, Tom Bigelow, Shorty Templemen, Don Branson, Eddie Sachs, Bill Puterbaugh, Elmer George, Pancho Carter, Roger Ward, Andy Michener, Kyle Larson and Brady Bacon. In all, approximately 131 drivers have competed in the Hoffman cars. Of those, there are four father/son combinations: Dick and Dickie Gaines, Jim and Tracy Hines, Kerry and Dave Norris and Clark and Shorty Templemen. Two brother combinations - Larry and Steve Cannon, Pancho Carter and Johnny Parsons Jr. HAR also had a step grandfather and step grandson combination of Elmer George and Ed Carpenter.
Tim Waechter
VP Marketing/Public Relations Hoffman Auto Racing

Boespflug Ends First Amsoil USAC National Season with 6 Wins

Plainfield, IN - Chad Boespflug ended his first full Amsoil USAC National Season by picking up yet another win on the road. Night #1 of the 21st Annual Oval Nationals at Perris Auto Speedway added one more to his win column, this win coming in his home state of California. Thus totaling 6 Amsoil USAC National Wins in five different states across the country. The added pressure of long hours in the truck to and from venues did not phase Boespflug and his newly assembled team. In fact they performed the best on their long tows. Boespflug parked his NineEight Motorsports / EZR 98e Maxim chassis in victory lane once in Ohio, New Jersey, Nebraska, and California and twice in South Dakota sweeping the inaugural Rock and Roll Gold Cup at Badlands Speedway in August.

The 21st Annual Oval Nationals started with the highest of highs as Boespflug earned his first career USAC National Win in his home state of California on none other than a stage he had longed for from the age of 16. At 16 Boespflug attempted to make his first ever Oval Nationals start when he was turned away for being "too young". Twelve years and numerous Oval Nationals appearances later Boespflug was dealt the hand he had been waiting for since that young age. Everything went his way beginning with a decent qualifying effort and a heat race win leaving him with a front row starting position for the main. Boespflug jumped out to an early lead, but a hard charging Chris Windom closed in on his rear bumper in the early laps of the caution filled main event. 30 laps of close racing between Boespflug and Windom made for an exciting race for the crowd on opening night of Ovals. Boespflug capitalized when Windom bobbled ass he continued to pound the cushion down to pull away and win his 6th feature of the season.

Night #2 of Ovals appeared to be a carbon copy of Night #1 for Boespflug with another 7th place qualifying lap and another front row starting position for the main after transferring through the heat. Once again Boespflug captured the early race lead and held his own until Dave Darland stepped out of the freight train line around the bottom and tried to make the top work. Darland quickly gained track position passing his way to the runner up position in a lane no one had tried up until that point in the main. Darland drove around Boespflug on the top to take away the lead. A few laps later Boespflug followed suit moving up the race track and tried to close the gap between he and the new leader. With six laps remaining in the feature Boespflug clipped the wall exiting turn two and went for a ride. A disappointing way to end what had been such a successful weekend until that point for Boespflug, the good news to go with the bad was he emerged from the destroyed 98e uninjured. Shortly after the mangled car returned to the pits the team went to work to strip it down and begin preparing the backup car for the final night of Ovals. 

"We had another good run going and its always disappointing to end a night with a torn up race car. I am thankful to be surrounded by exceptional safety equipment in times like these, but hate it for my guys that our night ended on driver error. I go up into the wall exiting two and the right front just grabbed and I went for a ride. I cant thank my team enough for the long hours that night and morning after that they put in to get things tore down and the back up car race ready so I could take it easy Saturday." - Chad Boespflug

Boespflug bounced back and added another heat race win and another top 10 finish Night #3 finishing 7th in the Oval National finale and the final USAC National race of the season. Shortly after the final fans made their way through the pits Saturday night Boespflug hit the road to tackle the 2,100 mile trek home to Indiana. Once arriving home the team assembled to wash, tear down, and begin maintaining the cars. There really is no "off season" in racing, there is always room from improvement and work to be done to stay current with the always evolving sport. The 2017 season is fast approaching and the start of the 2017 Amsoil USAC National Season in Florida is less than three months away. 

"This year has been more than I ever dreamed it would be. When I put the final pieces of the puzzle together to build this team over the winter our goal was to go racing and have fun. We have done all of those things and then some. Starting out the year with the win at Eldora I was content. That win quickly moved to the top of what I would call the biggest accomplishment of my career. Then to add two wins and a track record more before sweeping the Rock and Roll Gold Cup I would have been happy with that. Picking up the win and another new track record on our west coast swing was the icing on the cake for the already incredible year we have had. Winning in Indiana eluded us this year, but I am more than pleased with the results we have had in our first full season competing against the USAC National Series. We have already been working hard to regroup and rebuild to get things ready for Florida. It is going to be a very busy off season, but I am excited to see what 2017 has in store." - Boespflug reflects on his 2016 accomplishments.

Special Thank You to All West Coast Swing Supporting Partners:
Beaver Stripes, Capitol Renegade and Custom Trailer Sales, Malvern Bank, and Manvel Motorsports.


Thank You to All Continued Supporting Partners:
Amsoil, Bell Helmets, Butlerbuilt Seats, B & W Auto Mart, Capitol Renegade and Custom Trailer Sales, Claxton Engines, Creative Finishing, DLG, DMI, FK Indy, HRP, Indy Race Parts, InTech Trailers, Malvern Trust & Savings Bank, Manvel Motorsports, Maxim Racing, Midwest Shades, PAC Racing Springs, RevvedUp Industries, Rockwell Time,
Saldana Racing Products, Schroeder Torsion Bars, Shaws, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, STIDA, Walker Performance Filters, and Wilwood.

Thank You to All of the Fans who have supported Chad Boespflug and the NineEight Motorsports / EZR Team.

Race Results:
11/10 - Perris Auto Speedway - Cars: 44 Qualifying 7th - Heat Race S: 5th F: 1st - AMain S: 1st F: Win
11/11 - Perris Auto Speedway - Cars: 44 Qualifying 7th - Heat Race S: 5th F: 2nd - AMain S: 1st F: 21st
11/12 - Perris Auto Speedway - Cars: 43 Qualifying 10th - Heat Race S: 2nd F: 1st - AMain S: 7th F: 7th

2016 Amsoil USAC National Season Recap:

-6 USAC National Wins-

May 7th - Eldora Speedway - Rossburg, OH
June 9th - New Egypt Speedway - New Egypt, NJ
June 24th Eagle Raceway - Eagle, NE
August 20th Badlands Speedway - Brandon, SD
August 21st Badlands Speedway - Brandon, SD
November 10th Perris Auto Speedway - Perris, CA

-4 ProSource USAC National Quick Times-
July 15th - Bloomington Speedway - Bloomington, IN
August 26th Kokomo Speedway - Kokomo, IN
November 4th - Arizona Speedway - San Tan Valley, AZ
November 5th - Arizona Speedway - San Tan Valley, AZ

-2 New Track Records-
July 15th - Bloomington Speedway - Bloomington, IN 10.737
November 5th - Arizona Speedway - San Tan Valley, AZ 14.625


-6th in USAC National Driver Points-
-6th in USAC National Owner Points-

Victory Lane Photo Credits: Collin Markle Photography, The Wheatley Collection, Tim Aylwin, and Rich Forman.

After Breaking Records in Arizona Boespflug is Headed to Oval Nationals at The P.A.S.

Plainfield, IN - Chad Boespflug started off the Amsoil USAC National West Coast Swing with a bang setting quick time in ProSource Qualifying during night one of Western World Championships at Arizona Speedway. Boespflug set the precedent for the weekend setting a new track record with the time of 14.806. Heavy rains Thursday made for faster than expected track conditions throughout all of night one keeping passing to a minimum. Boespflug started and finished in seventh on night one in the AMain. With strong winds and the Arizona sun beating down on the track prior to the start of night two teams expected the track to be slower early and slick off quickly during qualifying. Slower it was as Jerry Coons Jr. jumped to the top of the leader board early with a time of 14.922 a tenth slower than quick time on night one. Boespflug was set to qualify halfway though the 33 car field. Going out later than night one and facing completely different track conditions proved to be no challenge for Boespflug nearly breaking his own track record on lap one and taking away the quick time honors from Coons. An impressive first lap for Boespflug would have been hard to beat for the later qualifiers, but raised the bar one even higher on lap two breaking his own track record by nearly two tenths. Quick time and a new track record on night two with a time of 14.625 earned Boespflug his fourth ProSource Quick Time Award of the season.  A seventh and a twelfth place finish during Western World Championships leaves Boespflug just 71 points out of the Top 5 in National standings going into the final race weekend of the season.

As Boespflug and his NineEight Motorsports / EZR Team prepare for the final three races of the year they have their sights set on potentially picking up three more wins on the road. Holding the coveted eagle trophy while standing on the top step of the podium to some may be just as special if not more than the $25,000 pay day that comes with winning the 21st Annual Oval Nationals Saturday. Tonight and tomorrow will be complete shows with qualifying, heat races, and a two $5,000 to win feature events. Accumulated points from both Thursday and Friday will determine lineup for Saturday's races. The top 6 in points following night one and two will automatically lock into the AMain and secure themselves in a spot in the dash that will lineup the first three rows of Saturday's $25,000 to win AMain.

"Our goal is always to win, but having two consistent nights of racing to lock us into Saturday's dash is ideal. We were fast out of the gate in Arizona breaking the track record twice, but we need get our car a little better come feature time." - Chad Boespflug


Special Thank You to All West Coast Swing Supporting Partners:
Beaver Stripes, Capitol Renegade and Custom Trailer Sales, Malvern Bank, and Manvel Motorsports.


Thank You to All Continued Supporting Partners:
Amsoil, Bell Helmets, Butlerbuilt Seats, B & W Auto Mart, Capitol Renegade and Custom Trailer Sales, Claxton Engines, Creative Finishing, DLG, DMI, FK Indy, HRP, Indy Race Parts, InTech Trailers, Malvern Trust & Savings Bank, Manvel Motorsports, Maxim Racing, Midwest Shades, PAC Racing Springs, RevvedUp Industries, Rockwell Time,
Saldana Racing Products, Schroeder Torsion Bars, Shaws, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, STIDA, Walker Performance Filters, and Wilwood.

Race Results:
11/4 - Arizona Speedway - Qualifying 1st - Heat Race S: 6th F: 5th - BMain S: 1st  F: 1st - AMain S: 7th F: 7th
11/5 - Arizona Speedway - Qualifying 1st - Heat Race S: 6th F: 3rd- AMain S: 6th F: 12th

Upcoming Events:
11/10 - Perris Auto Speedway - Perris, CA - Oval Nationals USAC National 98
11/11 - Perris Auto Speedway - Perris, CA - Oval Nationals USAC National 98
11/12 - Perris Auto Speedway - Perris, CA - Oval Nationals USAC National 98

Racing Action from Arizona Speedway Provided by: Backed In Photography
Racing Action from Perris Auto Speedway Provided by: Manvel Motorsports

Boespflug Returns Focus to the Remaining Amsoil USAC National Events

Plainfield, IN Booking a 6am flight following a late night of racing is probably not at the top of most racers priority lists, but that was the flight booked by Chad Boespflug without question. Taking off from Charlotte, NC Sunday before the sun came up was high on his priority list as he had little time to spare to return to his Plainfield, IN based shop. Returning from what some would consider a disappointing weekend after failing to qualify for either night during World Finals, is the furthest from the truth for Boespflug.

"The goal was to get some laps under my belt, fine tune the car, and learn as much as I could since it was my first wing race. We did all of the above and them some, so I consider this weekend a win all around. Each time out I improved despite struggling with some brake issues that we fine tuned by Saturday. Its a different animal and I, nor the Capitol Renegade Team, expected to make the show given my lack of experience and the stout field of cars. I'm happy with the weekend and look forward to getting more wing racing experience in the future."  - Chad Boespflug reflects on his first weekend behind the wheel of a wing sprint car

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Had a great time this weekend with Chad Boespflug and his crew chief Davey Jones. We got faster every time we got on the track and Chad brought it home in one piece. So thankful to them both for helping us sort through problems with our program, which there were many. I feel like if we could go back tomorrow we would be so much better prepared." - Wayne Quackenbush, Owner of the Capitol Renegade #91, driven by Boespflug during the World of Outlaw World Finals.

The since of urgency for Boespflug to return back to Indiana was due to the limited amount of time he had to make final preparations on his personal non wing sprint car before the Amsoil USAC National West Coast Swing. Even though Boespflug and Crew Chief Davey Jones were away wing racing for the weekend that did not mean the work stopped in the 98e camp. NineEight Motorsports / EZR Crew Member Jason Keefer was busy getting things done around the shop, things that often get pushed aside, but can not go unnoticed such as truck and trailer maintenance. When Boespflug returned early Sunday morning he quickly returned his focus to the remaining USAC National races. The entire 98e team assembled to get everything loaded and buttoned up as they only had a few hours to get things wrapped up. The team left Monday to tackle the 1,700 miles that lied ahead. The first stop of the Amsoil USAC National West Coast Tour is Arizona Speedway in San Tan Valley, Arizona, the new home of Western World. The two day event will be preceded by a practice night Thursday. Following the two days in Arizona the team will travel west an additional 400 miles before reaching the final stop of the USAC National schedule, Perris Auto Speedway in Perris, California. A little different format in the USAC schedule this year has the prestigious Oval Nationals at The P.A.S. playing host to the final points races of the season. Years prior the Western World was the deciding factor in finalizing the series points. It only seems fitting the way the schedule has been rearranged for the largest payout and most coveted title to be the final races of the season. Boespflug sits 6th in overall driver and owner points going into the final five races.

Boespflug discusses how this years west coast trip will be different than years past, - "I have been fortunate to have the opportunity to compete in both Western World and Ovals the past couple years for various car owners. I am excited about making the long tow for the first time with my own team. Having the chance to race these bigger races on the USAC National schedule in a car that I raced all season that I am comfortable in I think will be an advantage that I haven't had the past two years. We are just barely outside of the top five in points going into these final races and I think we are more than capable to advancing before the season comes to an end."


Special Thank You to All West Coast Swing Supporting Partners:
Beaver Stripes, Capitol Renegade and Custom Trailer Sales, Malvern Bank, and Manvel Motorsports.


Thank You to All Continued Supporting Partners:
Amsoil, Bell Helmets, Butlerbuilt Seats, B & W Auto Mart, Capitol Renegade and Custom Trailer Sales, Claxton Engines, Creative Finishing, DLG, DMI, FK Indy, HRP, Indy Race Parts, InTech Trailers, Malvern Trust & Savings Bank, Manvel Motorsports, Maxim Racing, Midwest Shades, PAC Racing Springs, RevvedUp Industries, Rockwell Time,
Saldana Racing Products, Schroeder Torsion Bars, Shaws, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, STIDA, Walker Performance Filters, and Wilwood.

Chad Boespflug piloting the Capitol Renegade #91 at The Dirt Track at Charlotte
Photo Credits: Killer Mile Photography and Mill City Images

Upcoming Events:
11/4 - ET Motopark Arizona Speedway -San Tan Valley, AZ - Western World USAC National 98
11/5 - ET Motorpark Arizona Speedway - San Tan Valley, AZ - Western World USAC National 98
11/10 - Perris Auto Speedway - Perris, CA - Oval Nationals USAC National 98
11/11 - Perris Auto Speedway - Perris, CA - Oval Nationals USAC National 98
11/12 - Perris Auto Speedway - Perris, CA - Oval Nationals USAC National

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Boespflug Sets His Sights on a New Venture

Plainfield, IN-  The common household distinction between sprint car racing is does someone race wing or non wing. Both types of sprint car racing can be found throughout the US, New Zealand, and Australia. Wing versus non wing has heavy pockets of competition saturated across the country. The heart of non wing racing is throughout the state of Indiana and the heart of wing racing is primarily within Central Pennsylvania. California is a little different it plays the host for both wing and non wing competition alike. Although a California native where the opportunity to race either is prevalent Chad Boespflug chose the non wing path in his racing career. After relocating from the West Coast to the Midwest in 2007 Boespflug has called Indiana home for nearly the past decade chasing his passion of non wing sprint car racing. With what some would call a breakout year with his newly formed NineEight Motorsports / EZR Amsoil USAC National non wing sprint car team Boespflug has picked up five USAC National Wins. A successful year for the team and Boespflug's first full season chasing the USAC National schedule is coming to a close. Only five races remain, those in Arizona and California, when the series travels west the first two weeks of November.

With a break in the USAC schedule this week Boespflug will take advantage of the down time to try his hand at wing racing for the first time in his career. The opportunity has presented itself and came together in the past few weeks for Boespflug to compete in the final weekend of World of Outlaw competition this weekend at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Charlotte, NC for the Bad Boy Buggies World Finals. Boespflug will pilot the Wayne Quackenbush owned Capitol Renegade - Capitol Custom Trailers #91 Maxim Chassis for the three day event. He had the opportunity to test with the team at Susquehanna Speedway in York Haven, PA a few weeks back. With the help of his non wing Crew Chief Davey Jones the duo was able to improve in each practice session. By the end Boespflug, Jones, and Quackenbush were pleased with the progress and finalized plans for Boespflug to make the trip south. The weekend that lies ahead will be filled with the toughest competition wing racing presents throughout the WoO season aside from the Knoxville Nationals. The goal is to get Boespflug comfortable in the car and the three days of competition will offer a large amount off seat time for that to happen.

"I am excited and thankful for the opportunity to get the seat time and some more laps under my belt in a wing car. The only break in our USAC schedule means we have to travel to North Carolina to race. If we can put it in the show for Wayne Quackenbush and the Capitol Renegade Team that will be like a win for me. I'm going down there with an open mind and to have fun while gaining some experience. It will be a learning curve to overcome, but the practice session at Susky a few weeks ago was very helpful. We had the opportunity to shake the car down and make some adjustments prior to making the trip to World Finals, so I feel good about going. It's going to be a busy weekend of racing and then we fly home early Sunday to turn right around and make the tow to Arizona to start our west coast swing, so its going to be hectic, but worth it for the experience." - Chad Boespflug reflects on his upcoming venture. 

Thank You to All Continued Supporting Partners:
Amsoil, Bell Helmets, Butlerbuilt Seats, B & W Auto Mart, Capitol Renegade and Custom Trailer Sales, Claxton Engines, Creative Finishing, DLG, DMI, FK Indy, HRP, Indy Race Parts, InTech Trailers, Malvern Trust & Savings Bank, Manvel Motorsports, Maxim Racing, Midwest Shades, PAC Racing Springs, RevvedUp Industries, Rockwell Time, 
Saldana Racing Products, Schroeder Torsion Bars, Shaws, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, STIDA, Walker Performance Filters, and Wilwood.

Upcoming Events:
October 27 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte - Charlotte, NC -  World Finals WoO
October 28 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte - Charlotte, NC -  World Finals WoO
October 29 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte - Charlotte, NC -  World Finals WoO
LIVE PPV is available via www.dirtvision.com

Click the image above to watch highlights from Chad Boespflug's successful non wing season thus far.
Highlight Video presented by Loudpedal Productions

A Podium Finish for Boespflug to End the Midwest Season

Plainfield, IN - Saturday rounded out the Amsoil USAC National Series Season in the Midwest with the rescheduled Jim Hurtubise Classic at Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute, IN. The nice October day drew a larger than normal crowd to the historic half mile to witness one of the most thrilling main events the series has had year to date. Some might argue the most intense,  on the edge of your seat racing action they have seen at T.H.A.T. in years.

The final night in Indiana for 2016 started with another top 5 qualifying effort by Chad Boespflug. Any time one can time within the top 6 takes a little weight off ones shoulders knowing that finishing in a transfer position in a heat race earns you a spot within the invert for the main. Boespflug raced his way to a third place finish in his heat race transferring and securing a spot within the invert.

Boespflug charged to the front and took over the race lead in the early laps of the race before a hard charging Chris Windom would quickly put himself in contention. Windom took the lead away shortly after Boespflug secured it from Justin Grant. That's when Boespflug began to go to work on the high side of the track as Windom rolled the bottom to try and regain the lead. Just after halfway Boespflug had gained within a car length of Windom. The two battled close, but Boespflug was stronger in turn 3 and 4 and was able to carry that momentum down the front stretch and retake the lead. He may have regained the lead but the fight was far from over. Boespflug and Windom raced side by side for many laps. Windom quickly moved up the race track and ran the same line as Boespflug knocking at his rear bumper closer and closer each lap. The two swapped breathtaking sliders in an attempt to out race one another off the corners. In the end Windom had a faster car exiting turn two and was able to get the drive Boespflug searched for all race off two to take away the lead with just two laps to go. A hard fought battle all 30 laps landed Boespflug another podium finish.

With just five races remaining on the USAC National schedule the series heads out for the West Coast swing in just a few weeks. The down time for Boespflug and his NineEight Motorsports / EZR Team will be spent preparing for some of the largest races the series schedule hosts. As the series travels west the first stop is a new track for Boespflug as Arizona Speedway is the new venue for Western World this year. Following the two day show in Queen Creek, AZ they will travel 6 hours west to Perris, CA where the series points championship will conclude with the prestigious Oval Nationals at Perris Auto Speedway. 


Thank You to All Continued Supporting Partners:
Amsoil, Bell Helmets, Butlerbuilt Seats, B & W Auto Mart, Capitol Renegade and Custom Trailer Sales, Claxton Engines, Creative Finishing, DLG, DMI, FK Indy, HRP, Indy Race Parts, InTech Trailers, Malvern Trust & Savings Bank, Manvel Motorsports, Maxim Racing, Midwest Shades, PAC Racing Springs, RevvedUp Industries, Rockwell Time,
Saldana Racing Products, Schroeder Torsion Bars, Shaws, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, STIDA, Walker Performance Filters, and Wilwood.

Race Results:
10/15 - Terre Haute Action Track - Terre Haute, IN - Qualifying: 4th / 22 Cars - Heat Race: S 5th F 3rd - AMain: S 3rd F 2nd USAC National

Upcoming Events:
11/4 - Arizona Speedway - Queens Creek, AZ - Western World USAC
11/5 - Arizona Speedway - Queens Creek, AZ - Western World USAC
11/10 - Perris Auto Speedway - Perris, CA - Oval Nationals USAC
11/11 - Perris Auto Speedway - Perris, CA - Oval Nationals USAC
11/12 - Perris Auto Speedway - Perris, CA - Oval Nationals USAC

Photo Credits: Collin Markle Photography, Rich Corbett, and Ryan Kent Jr

Top 5 for Boespflug in California Sprint Week

Plainfield, IN - A trip to his home state of California filled the void in the AMSOIL USAC National Schedule for Chad Boespflug. The USAC/CRA California Sprint Week six race stint in the Alan Kaiser #69 Maxim Chassis was a good opportunity for Boespflug to race with some of the competition he will face at the end of the USAC National season during the Western Worlds and the Oval Nationals. Boespflug and Kaiser traveled over 600 miles to compete at five different venues beginning with the Louie Vermeil Classic two day event at Calistoga Speedway. Followed by a stop at Petaluma Speedway, Silver Dollar Speedway, Ocean Speedway, before finishing the week at Keller Auto Speedway in Boespflug's home town of Hanford, CA. Two podiums and three top 5's earned Boespflug and the 69 Team a 5th place finish in overall USAC/CRA California Sprint Week Points.

"We had a good week going we were tied with Bernal for third in CSW points going into the final night at Hanford, but mechanical failure ended our night early and we slipped back to fifth. I am happy with the week we had though with two podiums, a fifth, and an eleventh. I have to thank Alan Kaiser for having me the entire week and and providing me with the
opportunity to compete in the full week. I am looking forward to working with him in the future when the opportunity presents itself. It was a fun week being able to reconnect with fans, friends, and family back home, but I am looking forward to returning to the 98e this weekend." - Chad Boespflug reflects on his trip to California.

Fresh off a top 5 in USAC/CRA California Sprint Week points Boespflug returns to Indiana for the Jim Hurtubise Classic & Haubstadt Hustler. Friday Boespflug and his NineEight Motorsports / EZR Team return to USAC National competition after being off for a few weeks. They will make the trip to the Terre Haute Action Track Friday and then head south to Tri-State Speedway Saturday. They return to both venues for the first time since Indiana Sprint Week. With just three USAC National races remaining in Indiana Boespflug hopes to capitalize and pick up a win in Indiana to add to his already five victory's that have all come on the road this season. 

Thank You to All Continued Supporting Partners:
Amsoil, Bell Helmets, Butlerbuilt Seats, B & W Auto Mart, Capitol Renegade and Custom Trailer Sales, Claxton Engines, Creative Finishing, DLG, FK Indy, HRP, Indy Race Parts, InTech Trailers, Manvel Motorsports, Maxim Racing, Midwest Shades, PAC Racing Springs, RevvedUp Industries, Rockwell Time,
Schroeder Torsion Bars, Shaws, Simpson Race Products, and STIDA.

Race Results:
9/3 - Calistoga Speedway - Calistoga, CA - Qualifying: 7th / 31 Cars - Heat Race: S 5th F 3rd - AMain: S 1st F 22nd USAC/CRA CSW
9/4 - Calistoga Speedway - Calistoga, CA -Qualifying: 23rd / 33 Cars - Heat Race: S 1st F 3rd - AMain: S 22nd F 5th USAC/CRA CSW
9/5 - Petaluma Speedway - Petaluma, CA - Qualifying: 10th / 30 Cars - Heat Race: S 4th F 31st - AMain: S 1st F 3rd USAC/CRA CSW
9/8 - Silver Dollar Speedway - Chico, CA - Qualifying: 22nd / 37 Cars - Heat Race: S 1st F 2nd - AMain: S 18th F 11th USAC/CRA CSW
9/9 - Ocean Speedway - Watsonville, CA - Qualifying: 6th / 26 Cars - Heat Race: S 5th F 2nd - AMain: S 3rd F 3rd USAC/CRA CSW
9/10 - Keller Auto Speedway - Hanford, CA - Qualifying: 2nd / 26 Cars - Heat Race: S 6th F 3rd - AMain: S 5th F 17th USAC/CRA CSW
5th in Overall USAC/CRA California Sprint Week Points

Upcoming Events:
918 - Terre Haute Action Track - Terre Haute, IN -Jim Hurtubise Classic USAC
9/17 - Tri-State Speedway - Haubstadt, IN - Haubstadt Hustler USAC

Photo Credits: Elliotts Digital DesignLoudpedal and BLP

Boespflug Finishes on the Podium at Smackdown and is Headed to California Sprint Week

Plainfield, IN - As the largest weekend in non wing sprint car racing in Indiana comes to a close Chad Boespflug and his NineEight Motorsports / EZR Team are pleased with their results in the Kokomo Smackdown. Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, IN played host to the 5th annual three day event that draws some of the toughest non wing competition all season long. Despite the flooding rains, high winds, and even tornado's that took place throughout the entire weekend the O'Connor family provided a great racing surface all three days. Two preliminary nights of racing were not only complete USAC shows, but drivers earned points in qualifying, heats, and mains both nights to rank them for Saturday's Smackdown Finale.

Night 1 45 Amsoil USAC National Sprint Cars filled the pits in hopes of be the first to #ParkIt in BC's Victory Lane. The O'Connor family dedicated Kokomo Speedway's victory lane to Clauson during Wednesday's Celebration of Life. Boespflug was hungry to be the first to do so and was fast right out of the gate setting the bar high in ProSource qualifying taking the top spot early, but was surpassed by two drivers and would end up 3rd quick overall. A deep heat race invert starting position was expected as the first two nights followed traditional USAC format. Making his way through the heat race field did not seem to be a problem for the 6th place starter as he secured the second position. He chased down Tyler Thomas, the heat race leader, but had to let off and drop back to avoid contact with Thomas as he biked in turn 3 & 4. Boespflug avoided contact with Thomas as he regained control of the 04 and settled into 2nd behind him to finish the heat race. Finishing 13th after starting 5th was not the results Boespflug and the team had hoped for with such a strong car early in the night.

"We just missed the setup in the main and backed up to 13th. Our strong run in qualifying and the heat saved us in overall points." - Boespflug reflected on Night 1.

Another strong qualifying lap would start off Night 2 as Boespflug took over the top qualifying position yet again, but this time it was good enough to hold on through the remaining qualifiers. Earning his 2nd USAC ProSource Quick Time award of the season over 42 cars Boespflug was off to another good start to the night. He went on to advanced through his heat race into the main finishing 3rd after starting 6th. Boespflug advanced to 4th early in the main after starting 6th and was right in the mix as the top three battled for the lead just ahead of him. As the track changed and the bottom got a little better veteran Shane Cottle was able to slip by in the last few laps. Boespflug held on to finish 5th in the AMain.

Following the first two nights accumulated points were tallied locking the top 8 in points into the King of the Hill Challenge for Saturday. Boespflug was ranked 5th overall and would face 4th ranked CJ Leary in the first round of KOTH. Beating Leary in round 1 moved Boespflug on to face #1 ranked Thomas Meseraull where he was defeated in round 2, but locked in to the 3rd starting postion for the 40 lap Smackdown Finale. Boespflug put together 40 strong laps chasing down the leader after moving into the second position before halfway. Boespflug ran the top in 1 and 2 and the bottom in 3 and 4 trying to gain ground on the leader Kevin Thomas, Jr but did not have enough to take over the top spot.


"We had a strong car all weekend. I wish we could have had better results on Thursday, but two top fives for the weekend and a podium finish Saturday is the best Smackdown results I have had personally. I am fortunate to have made all 5 Smackdown AMains and have been able to improve each year. I have to thank my guys for toughing it out through the rain, mud, and heat to put a great car together for me all weekend. Now i'll take advantage of the break in the USAC National schedule and head home to Cali for California Sprint Week." - Chad Boespflug

Boespflug has been given the opportunity to compete in the entire USAC / CRA California Sprint week beginning Friday, September 3rd in the Alan Kaiser Special. The six race stretch begins at Calistoga Speedway for the 2 day 9th Annual Louie Vermeil Classic. He will then travel to Petaluma, Chico, and Watsonville before finishing the week at his home track in Hanford, CA.

"I always look forward to being able to race back in Cali when the opportunity presents itself. I was unable to make the trip last year due to a scheduling conflict, but all of the right things have fallen into place for me to be able to make the trip to compete in the whole week this year for Alan Kaiser. Being able to travel for racing is difficult at times since I have a full time job outside of racing, but thankfully they have been understanding and have allowed me to travel quite a bit lately. The nice thing is I have the ability to work away from the office as well, that allows me to race the whole week instead of just a few days. Alan has nice equipment so hopefully we click right of the bat and I can do my part and we'll have a successful week." Boespflug discusses heading home to California.

Thank You to All Continued Supporting Partners:
Amsoil, Bell Helmets, Butlerbuilt Seats, B & W Auto Mart, Claxton Engines, Creative Finishing, DLG, FK Indy, HRP, Indy Race Parts, Manvel Motorsports, Maxim Racing, Midwest Shades, PAC Racing Springs, RevvedUp Industries, Rockwell Time,
Schroeder Torsion Bars, Shaws, Simpson Race Products, and STIDA.

Race Results:
Smackdown Night 1 at Kokomo Speedway: 8/25: Qualifying: 3rd / 45 Cars - Heat Race: S 6th F 2nd - AMain: S 5th F 13th
Smackdown Night 2 at Kokomo Speedway: 8/26:Qualifying: 1st / 43 Cars - Heat Race: S 6th F 3rd - AMain: S 6th F 5th
Smackdown Night 3 at Kokomo Speedway: 8/27: Overall Pts: 5th - KOTH: 3rd - AMain: S 3rd F 2nd

Upcoming Events:
9/3 - Calistoga Speedway - Calistoga, CA - Louie Vermeil Classic USAC/CRA California Sprint Week
9/4 - Calistoga Speedway - Calistoga, CA - Louie Vermeil Classic USAC/CRA California Sprint Week
9/5 - Petaluma Speedway - Petaluma, CA - USAC/CRA California Sprint Week
9/8 - Silver Dolla Speedway - Chico, CA - USAC/CRA California Sprint Week
9/9 - Ocean Speedway - Watsonville, CA - USAC/CRA California Sprint Week
9/10 - Keller Auto Speedway - Hanford, CA - USAC/CRA California Sprint Week

Photo Credits: TeeJay Crawford and NineEight Motorsports