The Travis McDonnell, Kathy Morris, Darwin Brink Memorial Point Championship Weekend

Black Hills Mini Sprint Tour Championship Weekend

               With two nights of racing left in the Black Hills Mini Sprint Tour's season, things couldn't have heated up any more for the racing and the championship at the Travis McDonnell, Kathy Morris, Darwin Brink Memorial Race. Visiting the speedway for the first time of the year, was a bit of a challenge for a few of the racers in the 24 car field. The heat races went off without a hitch, but things got interesting once the main event started. The first accident of the evening was when point leader Logan Hershey spun in turn 4, collecting Jordan Mattson, who was making his first appearance with the BHMST. Mattson in his bright pink #19X barrel rolled 3-4 times. His car was done for the evening, but he was unharmed. The second frightening crash of the evening was when Brandon Mills making his way through traffic, clipped an inside tire and another car at the same time, sending him into the air end over end. His Rick Peterson owned #22 machine was bent and banged up, but his safety equipment kept Brandon safe.

               When the 20 lap feature was finished, Donnie Bandy wheeled his black #28 to his first ever feature win. Donnie and his brother Robert have been a consistent top finishers, but up until Friday night haven't found a win this year. The Bandy's teammate Scott Hudson finished a close 2nd, while the youngster Blayne Brink came across the stripe 3rd. The veteran Larry Reub and Newcastle's Tom Peterson finished out the top 5. Point leader Hershey finished 3 spots behind John Garrigan jr., closing the gap to just one point going into the final night.

               Saturday Night's promise for an exciting finish to the BHMST season did not disappoint. Again, the heat races went off with no accidents, except the point leader Hershey spun in his heat race and was counted 5th in his heat, while 2nd in points Garrigan won the heat race, which gave Garrigan a 3 point lead going into the 30 lap feature.

               The track was perfect both nights with multiple lanes of racing, which Robert Bandy (brother of Donnie Bandy, the winner of Friday nights feature) needed to weave his way through lapped traffic to capture his first victory of the year and first main event win in about 7 years. Their teammate Scott Hudson again finished in the runner up spot and the youngster Blayne Brink again finished 3rd for the night. Logan Hershey drove from the back of the pack to finished 4th and Brandon Mills wheeled his repaired #22 to a top 5 finish. John Garrigan Jr. leading the points by 3 points going into the feature finished 3 positions behind Hershey in 7th, making a BHMST Point Championship TIE for the first time ever.

The only major incident of the event was when Brandon Mills and Nate Hand tangled in turn 2, sending Hand's #2 machine rolling and finished for the evening.

Special thanks to JR Hughes, The Western Wanderer, (www.westernwandererphoto.com) for spending the weekend in the infield with his camera and getting some great action shots.

 

Heartland Speedway Friday Night

Heat 1

Jeff Wignall (19), Larry Reub (59), Jordan Mattson (19X), Nate Hand (2), Kenny Robbins (27k)

Heat 2

Brandon Mills (22), Tom Peterson (307), Doug McIntosh (23), Erin Wood (41), DNS Tyler Mills (14)

Heat 3

Scott Hudson (84), Karon Deshaw (26), Jason Robbins (50), Don Taylor (31), DNS Ronald Sadness (720)

Heat 4

John Garrigan jr. (95j), Donnie Bandy (28), Robert Bandy (27), DNS Ryan Fulk (11f), Ron Fulk (9)

Heat 5

Blayne Brink (21), Logan Hershey (20), Jim Paisley (9j), Doug Napier (3d)

Feature

D. Bandy (28), Hudson (84), Brink (21), Reub (59), Peterson (307), McIntosh (23), Wignall (19), J. Robbins (50), Garrigan (95j), R. Bandy (27), Napier (3d), Hershey (20), Deshaw (26), Paisley (9j), Taylor (31), Hand (2), K. Robbins (27k), Sadness (720), DNF Ron Fulk (9), B. Mills (22), Mattson (19x), Wood (41), DNS T. Mills (14), Ryan Fulk (11f)

Heartland Speedway Saturday Night

Heat 1

Scott Hudson (84), Nate Hand (2), Tom Peterson (307), Jason Robbins (50), Ron Fulk (9)

Heat 2

John Garrigan (95j), Robert Bandy (27), Doug McIntosh (23), ROnald Sadness (720), Logan Hershey (20)

Heat 3

Jim Paisley (9j), Don Taylor (31), Kenny Robbins (27k), DNF Ryan Fulk (11f)

Heat 4

Blayne Brink (21), Larry Reub (59), Doug Napier (3d), Brady McDonnell (37m)

Heat 5

Brandon Mills (22), Karon Deshaw (26), Donnie Bandy (28), Jeff Wignall (19)

Feature

R. Bandy (27), Hudson (84), Brink (21), Hershey (20), Mills (22), Reub (59), Garrigan (95j), Napier (3d), McDonnell (37m), D. Bandy (28), Wignall (19), J. Robbins (50), Peterson (307), Paisley (9j), McIntosh (23), Taylor (31), Ron Fulk (9), Sadness (720), K. Robbins (27k), DNF Deshaw (26), Hand (2), DNS Ryan Fulk (11f)

2014 BHMST Point Championship

1             Logan Hershey   20           1237

2             John Garrigan     95j          1237

3             Larry Reub           59           1219

4             Jim Paisley           9j            1208

5             Blayne Brink        21           1207

6             Robert Bandy     27           1206

7             Donnie Bandy     28           1176

8             Karon Deshaw    26           1147

9             Kenny Robbins    27k         1125

10           Ryan Fulk             11f         1085

11           Doug Napier       3d           1083

12           Nate Hand           2             1074

13           Peterson/Mills    22           998

14           Jason Robbins    50           972

15           Tom Peterson     307        956

16           Scott Hudson      84           944

17           Don Taylor          31           932

18           Ron Fulk               9             871

19           Doug McIntosh  23           862

20           Reggie Schrank  521        851

21           Tyler Liebig         55           682

22           Jeff Wignall         19           675

23           Taylor Everett    720        565

24           Landon Schmidt 24           537

25           Ronald Sadness  720        292

26           Erin Wood           41           290

27           Samantha Swett X's         282

28           Jordan Mattson 19X        97

29           Ed Wagoner        51           96

30           Tom Jernigan      86           93

31           Tyler Mills            14           75 


Hershey Dominates in Newcastle

Hershey Dominates in Newcastle

Logan Hershey (20) put down the gauntlet this weekend at the Newcastle Speedway as he swept the event, winning his heat race, the Dash for Cash, collecting an extra $100 (which he quickly donated to charity), and collected his 3rd Feature Event victory of the year. Hershey came into the evening 3 points behind 2013 champion John Garrigan jr. (95j) in the BHMST championship chase, and left the event with a 5 point advantage just one weekend before the end of the season.

Hershey started the feature in the 6th position, and was the cause of the first caution flag when he spun out in turn 1 and 2. He went to the back pack and quickly drove through the 18 car field to put an exclamation point on his evening, and serving notice that he is the driver to beat for the 2014 BHMST Championship. Donnie Bandy (28) finished 2nd for his best finish of the season, followed closely by Nate Hand (2), Jason Robbins (50), and Jim Paisley (9j) to finish out the top 5.

The scariest moment of the evening was when Reggie Schrank launched his showroom quality #521 machine off of turn 1 at full speed, driving straight into the fence. He suffered 1st and 2nd degree burns on the lower half of his body from hot coolant but is on the mend. He is sore and healing, but credits his safety equipment, including his HANS device (Head and Neck Restraint) for being able to walk away.

On a brighter note, Doug Napier, driver and host of the Black Hills Race Talk sponsored 3d machine  (www.BHRaceTalk.com) along with co-hosts Lynn Amick, and Mike Pennel, came along side the Black Hills Speedway and Newcastle Speedway and ended the weekend collecting over $1000 for two local charities, The Humane Society of the Black Hills and The Children's Miracle Network. Thanks to all the fans and drivers who helped make this possible.

The Black Hills Mini Sprint Tour season winds up next weekend at the Heartland Speedway in Rapid City, Sept 5th and 6th.

Heat 1

Logan Hershey (20), Nate Hand (2), Don Taylor (31), Ryan Fulk (11f), Reggie Schrank (521)

Heat 2

Scott Hudson (84), John Garrigan jr. (95j), Doug Napier (3d), Karon Deshaw (26), Ronald Sadness (720)

Heat 3

Donnie Bandy (28), Jason Robbins (50), Jeff Nelson (59), Robert Bandy (27)

Heat 4

Blayne Brink (21), Jim Paisley (9j), Tom Peterson (307), Kenny Robbins (27k)

Feature

Hershey (20), D. Bandy (28), Hand (2), J. Robbins (50), Paisley (9j), Peterson (307), Garrigan jr. (95j), Napier (3d), Taylor (31), R. Bandy (27), Fulk (11f), K. Robbins (27k), Deshaw (26), Brink (21), Sadness (720), DNF Nelson (59), DNS Hudson (84), Schrank (521)

  

2014 BHMST Points

1             Logan Hershey   20           1018

2             John Garrigan     95j          1013

3             Jim Paisley           9j            998

4             Larry Reub           59           991

5             Robert Bandy     27           979

6             Blayne Brink        21           973

7             Donnie Bandy     28           949

8             Karon Deshaw    26           942

9             Ryan Fulk             11f         928

10           Kenny Robbins    27k         927

11           Nate Hand           2             875

12           Doug Napier       3d           867

13           Reggie Schrank  521        851

14           Peterson/Mills    22           783

15           Jason Robbins    50           757

16           Tom Peterson     307        737

17           Don Taylor          31           726

18           Scott Hudson      84           708

19           Tyler Liebig         55           682

20           Ron Fulk               9             681

21           Doug McIntosh  23           647

22           Taylor Everett    720        565

23           Landon Schmidt 24           537

24           Jeff Wignall         19           456

25           Samantha Swett  X's        282

26           Erin Wood           41           195

27           Ronald Sadness  720        101

28           Ed Wagoner        51           96

29           Tom Jernigan      86           93

Next Weekend is the Point Championship

Friday and Saturday Night Sept 5th-6th at the 

Heartland Speedway in Rapid City, SD


Sagebrush Shootout Results

Newcastle WY.

Blayne Brink Wins Friday Night

Logan Hershey Wins Saturday Night

Kris Wilke Wins Challenge Race

Friday Night Results

Heat 1

Landon Schmidt (24), Blayne Brink (21), Larry Reub (59), Ron Fulk (9), DNS Ryan Fulk (11f)

Heat 2

Logan Hershey (20), Nate Hand (2), Scott Hudson (84), Taylor Everett (720), Doug McIntosh (23)

Heat 3

Doug Napier (3d), Tom Peterson (307), Karon Deshaw (26), Robert Bandy (27), Jeff Wignall (19)

Heat 4

Brandon Mills (22), Reggie Schrank (521), Kenny Robbins (27k), Don Taylor (31), Donnie Bandy (28)

Heat 5

John Garrigan jr. (95j), Jason Robbins (50), Jim Paisley (9j), Samantha Swett (X's)

B-Main

R. Bandy (27), McIntosh (23), Ron Fulk (9), Everett (720), Swett (X's), DNF Taylor (31), D. Bandy (28) DNS Wignall (19), Ryan Fulk (11f)

Feature

Brink (21), Hershey (20), J. Robbins (50), Schrank (521), Schmidt (24), Garrigan (95j), Mills (22), Peterson (307), Hand (2), Reub (59), K. Robbins (27k), Deshaw (26), Paisley (9j), DNF Napier (3d), R. Bandy (28), McIntosh (23), Fulk (9), Hudson (84)

Saturday Night Results

Heat 1

Logan Hershey (20), Jason Robbins (50), Peterson (307), Schmidt (24), Donnie Bandy (28)

Heat 2

Jim Paisley (9j), Larry Reub (59), Ryan Fulk (9), Doug McIntosh (23), DNS Taylor Everett (720)

Heat 3

Brandon Mills (22), Doug Napier (3d), Robert Bandy (27), Scott Hudson (84), DNS Jeff Wignall (19)

Heat 4

 John Garrigan jr. (95j), Blayne Brink (21), Kenny Robbins (27k), Karon Deshaw (26), Don Taylor (31)

Feature

Hershey (20), Peterson (307), J. Robbins (50), Mills (22), Paisley (9j), Garrigan (95j), Napier (3d), Reub (59), Deshaw (26), McIntosh (23), R. Bandy (27), Fulk (9), Hudson (84), Taylor (31), Everett (720), DNF  D. Bandy (28), Brink (21) Schmidt (24), K. Robbins (27k)


Winner, Winner! Napier Repeats in Sturgis

After a slow and frustrating start to the 2014 Black Hills Mini Sprint Tour season, Doug Napier finally found his "groove" and piloted his BHRaceTalk.com sponsored 3d machine to his second feature win in as many weeks Saturday Night.  After taking the win last week in Newcastle, WY, Napier starting from the #2 spot in the feature at the  J.C. "Pappy" Hoel Short Track in Sturgis, took the lead on the first lap and managed to hold off the rest of the field for the multi-caution filled 20 lap main event. The battle was for the second spot, which was a fierce battle between Karon Deshaw (26),Blayne Brink (21), John Garrigan jr. (95j) and Tyler Liebig (55). Garrigan ended up in the runner-up spot, followed by Liebig, Jim Paisley (9j) and Larry Reub (59). Heat winners of the 25 car field were Brink, Reub, Paisley, Liebig, and Brandon Mills (22). The B-Main winner was Logan Hershey (20)

The next event for the BHMST is the Sage Brush Shootout in Newcastle, WY on Aug 8-9 which will feature the regulars from the BHMST and up to a dozen other drivers from around the area including the Miniakota Micro Sprints (www.miniakotamicros.com) All the drivers will be fighting for over $5000 in purse and prizes. The races start at 7:00 each night.

Heat 1

Blayne Brink (21), Karon Deshaw (26), Nate Hand (2), Ron Fulk (9), Samantha Swett (X's)

Heat 2

Larry Reub (59), Doug McIntosh (23), Don Taylor (31), Taylor Everett (720)

Heat 3

Jim Paisley (9j), John Garrigan jr. (95j), Donnie Bandy (28), Logan Hershey (20), Jeff Wignall (19)

Heat 4

Tyler Liebig (55), Robert Bandy (27), Ryan Fulk (11f), Kenny Robbins (27k), Jason Robbins (50)

Heat 5

Brandon Mills (22), Doug Napier (3d), Landon Schmidt (24), Reggie Schrank (521), Scott Hudson (28x), Erin Wood (41)

B-Main

Hershey, Schrank, J. Robbins, Wood, Hudson, K. Robbins, Swett, (DNF) Everett, Ron Fulk (DNS) Wignall

Feature

Napier, Garrigan, Liebig, Paisley, Reub, R. Bandy, Mills, Schrank, Schmidt, Deshaw, J. Robbins, McIntosh, Brink, Hershey, (DNF) Ryan Fulk, Taylor, Hand, D. Bandy


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BHMST 2014 Schedule

May 17 - Sturgis, SD

May 24 - Newcastle, WY

June 7th - Sturgis, SD

June 14 - Newcastle, WY RAIN 

June 28 - Sturgis, SD RAIN

July 12 - Sturgis, SD 

July 19 - Newcastle, WY

July 26 - Sturgis, SD

Aug 8 & 9 - Newcastle, WY

Aug 23 - Sturgis, SD (Rain date)

Aug  30- Newcastle, WY (Rain date)

Sept 5 & 6  -Rapid City, Heartland Speedway 

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 BHMST 2014 Final Points

    Driver            Car #   Points

1 Logan Hershey 20 1237
2 John Garrigan 95j 1237
3 Larry Reub 59 1219
4 Jim Paisley 9j 1208
5 Blayne Brink 21 1207
6 Robert Bandy 27 1206
7 Donnie Bandy 28 1176
8 Karon Deshaw 26 1147
9 Kenny Robbins 27k 1125 *
10 Ryan Fulk 11f 1085
11 Doug Napier 3d 1083
12 Nate Hand 2 1074
13 Peterson/Mills 22 998
14 Jason Robbins 50 972 *
15 Tom Peterson 307 956
16 Scott Hudson 84 944
17 Don Taylor 31 932 *
18 Ron Fulk 9 871
19 Doug McIntosh 23 862
20 Reggie Schrank 521 851
21 Tyler Liebig 55 682
22 Jeff Wignall 19 675
23 Taylor Everett 720 565 *
24 Landon Schmidt 24 537 *
25 Ronald Sadness 720 292 *
26 Erin Wood 41 290 *
27 Samantha Swett X's 282 *
28 Jordan Mattson 19X 97 *
29 Ed Wagoner 51 96
30 Tom Jernigan 86 93
31 Tyler Mills 14 75

 * denotes 2014 Rookies battling for Rookie of the Year