2013 – After dodging rain
showers all day Saturday the weather held out and The RMLSA put on a great show
for the fans at Lincoln County Raceway in North Platte, NE. Troy Ullery picked
up his 51st main event and continued his hot start to 2014.
The heat races
started the evening and fresh off his 1st win Glenn Waterland picked
up the heat victory followed by Troy Ullery, Jeff Gieg,
Troy Simpson, Paul Babich, Steve Becker, Shane Stanley and Scott Wilson.
Raceway did a superb job working the track in during the intermission. The
track had moisture and there were several grooves to run. The staff and all the
fans were wonderful and we look forward to returning August 2nd.
The Main event got
underway with Scott Wilson jumping out to an early lead. Early on Babich pulled
off with a mechanical failure. On the restart Wilson was on a rail with a nice
lead with Gieg, Ullery battling for second. Ulllery got around Gieg and went
about reeling Wilson in. As the laps ticked down Ullery got closer and Wilson’s
car seemed to go away. Ullery was able to get by Wilson and take the checkered.
Having some mechanical issues Wilson pulled off putting Gieg
in the 2nd position just narrowly staying in front of a hard
charging Steve Becker. Rounding out the top 5 was Troy Simpson and Glenn
Heat – Glenn
Waterland, Troy Ullery, Jeff Gieg, Troy Simpson, Paul
Babich, Steve Becker, Shane Stanley and Scott Wilson.
Main Event – 1) #1
Troy Ullery – Lakewood, 2) #18 Jeff Geig – Johnstown, 3) #31 Steve Becker –
Lakewood, 4) #56 Troy Simpson – Fort Collins, 5) #11 Glenn Waterland –
Broomfield, 6) #96 Shane Stanley – Centennial, 7) #7 Scott Wilson – Lochbuie, 8) #69 Paul Babich – Fort Collins.
The RMLSA will take a
few weeks off to celebrate Memorial Day with family and to prepare for the
upcoming summer stretch highlighted by the race at Dodge City Raceway Park on
the 4th and 5th of July with The World of Outlaws. Our
next race will be at Butch Speicher’s I-76 Speedway
on Saturday June 7th. Gates open at 3:30pm, hot laps at 5:00pm and
racing at 6:00pm.
2014 – The RMLSA made its
first of 2 trips in 2014 to Phillips County Raceway in Holyoke, CO on Saturday.
Those who stayed home due to the unsettled weather missed out on a very nice
and very fast track. 10 Lighting sprints pulled through the gate. At times it
was touchy if we would get the races in but Mother Nature cooperated and the
show went off without a hitch. Thanks to the staff at PCR for running a quick
and solid show as we they got the whole show done in about 2 hours.
The #11 of Glenn
Waterland picked up his first main event victory after an incredible duel with
the #1T of Troy Ullery. The #7 of Scott Wilson and the #31 of Steve Becker
brought the field to the green flag. Going in to turn 2 on lap 2 Becker turned
around and collected the #69 of Paul Babich who got upside down, both drivers
were OK but were unable to complete the race. Following the restart the #11 of
Glenn Waterland got to the lead with the #1 of Troy Ullery closing. After
several laps Ullery was right on the tail tank of Waterland and was looking for
a way around. Ullery had made his way around but the #19 of Jesse Fernandez
stopped on the track and appeared to have lost a motor. Going back to the last
lap Waterland was still in front and after the restart he hit his marks the
rest of the way and held off Ullery who was all over him. Congratulations to
Glenn on his first main event victory. Once again that shows the level of
competition as that is the 10th different winner in the last 15
races. The complete results are as follows.
Heat Race - #71 Matt
Martinez, #1 Troy Ullery, #69 Paul Babich, #2 Bob Harr, #11 Glenn Waterland,
#56 Troy Simpson, #31 Steve Becker, #24B Johnny Boos, #7 Scott Wilson, #19
Main Even – (1) #11
Glenn Waterland – Broomfield, (2) #1T Troy Ullery - Lakewood, (3) #2 Bob Harr –
Arvada, (4) #7 Scott Wilson – Lochbuie, 5) #71 Matt Martinez – Parker, 6) #56
Troy Simpson – Fort Collins, (7) #24B Johnny Boos – Lakewood, (8) #19 Jesse Fernandez
– Parker DNF, (9) #31 Steve Becker – Lakewood DNF, (10) #69 Paul Babich – Fort
The RMLSA will be
making its first of two visits to the very racy 3/8 mile oval at Lincoln County
Raceway, 5015 Rodeo Road North Platte,
NE 69101. Saturday May 17th, pit gates will open at 4:30pm, hot laps
will be at 6:15pm and racing at 7:00pm. As a reminder that is Central time so
adjust as needed. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for kids 6-12, 5 & under
free. Pit passes are $25 each person and all ages. For those of you interested
in staying over after the races, just go to the North Platte Super 8 at 220
Eugene Avenue, Jnct of I-80 & Hwy 83 Ext 177, North Platte, NE 69101-9804
and mention you are there for the races. Stay updated by checking out rmlsa.com
and following us on facebook. You can also follow Lincoln County Raceway on
facebook as well, keep checking in for times of radio and newspaper
2014 – The RMLSA opened the
2014 on an absolutely perfect day at I-76 Speedway. 15 cars pulled through the
gate ready for some action. Starting from outside the 2nd row the
#18, Interstate Batteries piloted by Jeff Gieg of Johnstown picked up the opener.
The #56 of Troy Simpson and the #69 of Paul Babich had the front row for race
#1 of the 2014 season. Babich got out to an early lead with Gieg in tow. After
a red flag for the #96 of Shane Stanley who tipped over but was uninjured and was able to complete the
race Gieg capitalized as Babich slid high coming out of turn 2. Rounding out
the top 5 were #1 Troy Ullery, #69 Paul Babich, #31 Steve Becker and #2 Bob
Harr. The complete results are as follows:
Heat 1 – Glenn
Waterland, Steve Becker, Troy Simpson, Mike Bennett, Johnny Boos, Jesse
Fernandez, Shane Stanley and Tim Snelling.
Heat 2 – Troy Ullery,
Jeff Gieg, Paul Babich, Bob Harr, Scott Wilson, Troy Pierce (DNF), Mike
Main Event – 1) #18
Jeff Gieg – Johnstown, 2) #1T Troy Ullery – Lakewood, 3) #69 Paul Babich – Fort
Collins, 4) #31 Steve Becker – Lakewood, 5) #2 Bob Harr – Arvada, 6) #11 Glenn
Waterland – Broomfield, 7) #7 Scott Wilson – Lochbuie, 8) #56 Troy Simpson –
Fort Collins, 9) #21 Mike Bennett, 10) #24B Johnny Boos ® - Lakewood, 11) #19
Jesse Fernandez – Parker, 12) #96 Shane Stanley – Centennial, 13) #39 Mike
Snelling – Peyton (DNF), 14) #24 Tim Snelling (DNF) – Peyton, #70 Troy Pierce
Race #2 will be at Phillips County Raceway in
Holyoke, CO on Saturday May 10th. Pit gates open at 4:00pm, Racing
at 7:00pm. Grand Stand & Pits Admission: $12 For
Adults (regular show), $5 ages 6-12, Under 5 Free!! - Pit Passes $30, Kids Pit
Passes 10 and Under $20. Get ready for some AWESOME non-wing action!!
Simpson Clinches the Title! Ullery gets his 50th
September 21, 2013 - On a spectacular late summer day 12 RMLSA Lightning Sprints took to the track at I-76 Speedway. Troy Simpson clinched the 2013 RMLSA Championship buy winning his heat race and scoring another solid top 5 in the main event. Congradulations to Troy and his crew. Strating from the inside 2nd row Toy Ullery got to the lead before the end of lap one and clearly was the class of the field on this night. Challenged a few times by 2012 Champion Brent Rees driving the #5 of Brandon Steele Lighting Sprint and also a very fast #2 Bob Harr. In taking the checkers Troy picked up his extraordinary 50th victory! Congradulations Troy!
September 1, 2013 - Bobby Layne made the most of his trip to Colorado by picking up the main event victory Saturday, September 1st at I-76 Speedway. Starting from the 3rd spot Bobby got the lead early in the going and was on a rail around the bottom. Challenged for most of the race by 2012 RMLSA Champion Brent Rees making one of his few events this year and the #2 of Bob Harr was in the mix all race as well. It looked as if Rees would get Layne with just a few laps to go but a caution came out and shuffled him back to 2nd. Then on the restart Rees had a big run on the outside but there was nothing up high and Harr was able to sneak under him while Layne went on to the win. Ullery and pribbenow rounded out the top 5.
Heat 1 - Rees, Harr, B. Layne, Simpson, Pribbenow, Murphy, Crowder and Gallo.
Heat 2 - Worcester, Ullery, Babich, Wilson, Becker, Pierce DNF, T. Layne DNF, Rousch DNF.
Main Event - 1. #01 Bobby Layne - Kansas City, MO, 2. #2 Bob Harr - Arvada, 3. #5 Brent Rees - Arvada, 4. #1 Troy Uller - Lakewood, 5. #71A Auston Pribbenow - Elizabeth, 6. #56 Troy Simpson - Windsor, 7. #7 Scott Wilson - Thornton, 8. #31 Steve Becker - Lakewood, 9. #69 Paul Babich - Fort Collins, 10. #33 TJ Worcester - Elizabeth, 11. #32 Chris Crowder - Colorado Springs, 12. #45 Brian Murphy - Colorado Springs, 13. #55 Sammy Gallo - Arvada, #70 Troy Pierce - Arvada DNS, #71T Tony Layne - Kansas City, MO DNS, #97 Bill Rousch - Morrison DNS.
The RMLSA will close out the 2013 season on September 21st at I-76 Speedway. The points race is still up for grabs as Troy Simpson holds a 31 point lead over Auson Pribbenow. With 155 possible points available on a race night it is extremly close. Come catch the final night of action and bring a friend!!