LAKELAND, FL (August 27, 2017) – Hastings, NE Mike Molnar dominated the 21 car VLR World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series field at USA Speedway on Sunday night, but a hard charging Austen Semmelmann of Brookfield, WI took command with two laps to go after rallying from eighth place to hang on to win the season opener in a wild finish.
Eric Hough rounded out the top three after rallying from the B Main and starting 14th in the 16 car A Main to earn the hard charger award. The Iowa driver was followed home by Marc Molnar and Brad Casch rounding out the top five.
“We had a great run here tonight,” Semmelmann said in Victory Lane. “I wish the show went a little smoother and we had more green flag racing, but all in all it was a really good night and I personally like having the track so slick like it was tonight. I was able to put myself in good position most of the night and we eventually got up there to battle for the win and pull it off.”
Read more: Semmelmann charges from 8th to win at USA Speedway in 410s!
ROSSBURG, OH (June 4, 2017 - Alex Bergeron battled hard with Howard Weaver at tonight's WinView Games 35 event at Eldora Speedway before utilizing the high side to his advantage and pulling off an impressive victory from his fifth place starting position. With his win, Bergeron picked up his second victory in three starts this season at VLR.
"Our car was very fast tonight once again," said Bergeron after the race. "We were catching him a little bit (Weaver) after I messed up in the heat race but we came back and got the win so I'm happy with that."
The Canadian driver lead the final 17 circuits of the race as Austen Semmelmann made a late pass for second over Weaver but was unable to run down the 10 of Bergeron at the end.
Read more: Bergeron battles from fifth to win at Eldora in 360 Sprints!
ROSSBURG, OH (May 31, 2017) - Trevor Denton lead the final 33 laps of the 75 lap Team VLR Dream at Eldora - capturing one the biggest wins of his sim racing career in the process.
Florida driver Joseph Joiner finished second. Robert Smith came home in third; Eric Hough and Dustin Schwingle completed the top five.
Pole-Sitter Eric Hough lead the first fourteen laps, but then second-place running Joseph Joiner made contact with Hough which sent him spinning in front of the field and turned the lead over to Jesse Enterkin of Milton, FL. After a mid-race restart Denton's car came to life and the Dandridge, TN driver moved to the front of the field on lap 42 and never looked back to claim his second win of the season.
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Race Video: https://www.facebook.com/DigitalForgeBroadcasting/videos/1917198688562779/
BARBERVILLE, FL (May 30, 2017) - Louisiana driver Bryce Fauntleroy dominated a caution-filled Winview Games 50 at Volusia Speedway Park on Tuesday night to earn his first ever VLR win. Fauntleroy took the lead on lap one from pole-sitter and point leader Austen Semmelmann and held off the Brookfield, WI driver despite the ten cautions that slowed the pace of the event.
Semmelmann crossed the line in second and was followed closely by Jason Wood, who had the fans on their feet with an exciting late race charge toward the front. Ken Short also made a strong debut at VLR with a fourth place finish, and Tyler Collett rounded out the top five.
“I knew we had a great car here tonight and we just missed out on the pole,” said Fauntleroy in victory lane. "I thought our best chance to win would be to get a good launch on the first start because it can be tough to pass here. I wish we could've had some longer green flag runs but at the end of the day it's just good to pick up a win."
Read more: Fauntleroy survives caution-filled race at Volusia in the Winview Games 50!