WAYNESFIELD, Ohio - If you are a sprint car fan Waynesfield Raceway Park will be the place to be for select special events in 2020. "The Field" will offer five events in 2020 featuring the FAST 410 winged sprints, the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions, BOSS non-wing sprints, 305 sprints, ... Read More
WAYNESFIELD, Ohio – Waynesfield Raceway Park will host one of the final sprint car races in Ohio for 2019 when the 2nd Annual Bob Hampshire Classic hits “The Field” Saturday, Oct. 12 featuring the FAST 410 Sprint Series, the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) non-wing stars and the USAC D2 ... Read More
WAYNESFIELD, Ohio (9/11/19) – A third division has been added to an already packed night of racing for the second running of the Bob Hampshire Classic, Saturday, October 12th at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio. USAC’s very own D2 Thunder Midgets will join forces with the AMSA Mini Sprints ... Read More
WAYNESFIELD, Ohio - He was an "outlaw" racer before the term became part of a series. Weekly he picked up the racing publications, looked where the higher paying sprint car shows were, loaded up the trailer and hit the road. Across the country Rick Ferkel's driving abilities and personality garnered ... Read More
WAYNESFIELD, Ohio - After a highly successful event honoring one of Ohio's favorite racing sons - Jack Hewitt - Waynesfield Raceway Park will continue that tradition with the Rick Ferkel Classic on Friday, Aug. 2. Racing will be the NAPA Auto Parts FAST 410 Sprints vying for $5,000 to win ... Read More
WAYNESFIELD, OH. - There's a lot of incentive on tap for the 11th Annual Jack Hewitt Classic presented by K&L Ready Mix, Helms and Son Excavating and Kistler Racing Products set to take place Wednesday, July 3 at Waynesfield Raceway Park. Besides the great pay-out for the FAST winged 410 ... Read More
WAYNESFIELD, OH. - The first of several big sprint car events at Waynesfield Raceway Park will be held Sunday, April 7 with the FAST 410 Sprints Series battling for $4,000 to win. It will be all sprint cars as the National Racing Alliance (NRA) Sprint Invader 360 sprints will take ... Read More
WAYNESFIELD, OH. – The dates have been set for the special racing events at Waynesfield Raceway Park for 2019. There are currently four races planned with the possibility of more, with three of the races honoring Ohio racing legends and National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductees Rick Ferkel, Jack ... Read More
2018 BANQUET: November 10th at Grand Plaza in Wapakoneta! Doors open 5:30, 6:30 dinner. $25 per person, $10 per child, 5 years & under eat free. MUST pay & RSVP by October 31st! To reserve a spot, please mail a check to 15595 Waynesfield Rd. Waynesfield, OH 45896. See you ... Read More
Due to excessive rain on Friday and more in the forecast Saturday, officials have decided to cancel tonight’s Fall Spectacular on October 6th! We apologize and appreciate everyone’s work in planning this event! See everyone in 2019! ... Read More
October 6th Announced for Family Fun Fall Spectacular! WAYNESFIELD, Ohio (9/10/18) – Just as the lights were being shut off for the final time in 2018, the NRA Sprint Invaders were beginning their search for a new home for their championship finale. This opened the door for the creation of ... Read More
WAYNESFIELD, Ohio (8/16/18) – After a successful night of giveaways last weekend, Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio is back in action this Saturday night with more goodies to be given away. During intermission, drivers will line the front stretch signing autographs, handing out hero cards, and giving away school supplies ... Read More
WAYNESFIELD, Ohio (8/14/18) – Officials at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio have announced additional schedule changes that affect the end of the 2018 racing season. This upcoming Saturday, August 18th will be the final “Meet the Drivers” night of the 2018 season. Drivers from the Quest Federal Credit Union ... Read More
WAYNESFIELD, Ohio (8/10/18) – As the sun begins to set on the heart of the racing season, Waynesfield Raceway Park officials have announced changes to the remaining 2018 schedule. With kid’s night being so successful in the past, officials have decided to spread the event over two weekends. The first ... Read More
WAYNESFIELD, Ohio (8/9/18) – Kids of all ages will take over Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio this Saturday night, August 11th. All school aged kids in attendance will be entered into a raffle to win a backpack filled with school supplies before heading back to school this fall. In addition, ... Read More
By: BCTRS Media WAYNESFIELD, Ohio (8/2/18) – The “must-see” Jack Hewitt Classic takes place this Saturday night, August 4th at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio. The famed event honors racing legend and hall of famer Jack Hewitt who made a name for himself racing in almost every racecar imaginable. From ... Read More
WAYNESFIELD, Ohio (7/26/18) – After mother nature washed away racing last weekend, Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio is back in action this Saturday night, July 28th for the 2018 Summer Clash. The event will feature the Quest Federal Credit Union Non Wing sprints, Satellite Connections UMP Modifieds, Block Insurance Tough ... Read More
WAYNESFIELD, Ohio (7/21/18) – With the continued downpours of rain overnight and the rain expected later in the day, Waynesfield Raceway Park officials have been forced to cancel tonight’s Non Wing Double Down presented by Block Insurance. Officials will continue to work with race teams to draft a plan to ... Read More
WAYNESFIELD, Ohio (7/19/18) – After sitting silent last weekend, the cornfields of Waynesfield, Ohio will come alive with the thunder of four divisions of racing this Saturday night, July 21st. Saturday’s program will be headlined by the Quest Federal Credit Union Non Wing sprints who will take part in the second ... Read More
WAYNESFIELD, Ohio (6/28/18) – Following two of the biggest events of the year at Waynesfield Raceway Park, officials are now preparing for the biggest week and a half of the 2018 season, with three events scheduled in just eight days. First the holiday weekend kicks off with DARF Night on ... Read More
WAYNESFIELD, Ohio (6/25/18) – Following what has been one of the wettest starts to race season Ohio has seen in years, officials at Waynesfield Raceway Park have decided to add the Compact class to the lineup on Saturday June 30th. This in effort to gain another competition night for the ... Read More
WAYNESFIELD, Ohio (6/21/18) – Following the All Star break this past Sunday, the weekend warriors are set to return to the 1/3rd mile this Saturday night, June 23rd at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio. Three divisions of racing are scheduled for Saturday night as drivers pick up where they ... Read More
WAYNESFIELD, Ohio (6/14/18) – As we near close to the midway point of the 2018 season, officials at Waynesfield Raceway Park are gearing up for their largest marquee event to date with the return of the 36th annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek. The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will ... Read More
WAYNESFIELD, Ohio (6/09/18) – After much deliberation, officials at Waynesfield Raceway Park have decided to cancel the Meet the Drivers Night racing program scheduled for June 9th. With the saturated grounds from rains yesterday, continued rainfall this morning, and the forecast of thunderstorms this evening, officials were forced to pull ... Read More
WAYNESFIELD, Ohio (6/7/18) – The first “Meet the Drivers” night of the 2018 season takes place this Saturday night at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio. The weekend warriors will line the front stretch to meet and greet with fans as well as sign autographs and hand out prizes. The ... Read More
Thank you fans for a wonderful Speedweek show. 8 different drivers broke the track record during time trials. The entire A-Main had top, bottom and middle groove passing. Thank you for being such great fans, we hope you enjoyed your evening. ... See MoreSee Less
WAYNESFIELD, Ohio – Elk Grove, California’s Kyle Larson became the first repeat winner of the 39th Annual Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek Presented by Hercules Tire with a convincing win at Waynesfield Raceway Park on Wednesday, June 16 for the Rick Ferkel Classic. Larson had a terrific battle with Rico Abreu in the middle stages of the race, actually surrendering the lead to the St. Helena, California driver for a couple of laps before regaining the lead and driving to his 26th career FloRacing All Star Circuit of Champions Presented by Mobile 1 victory.
Larson, who has been on a tear in NASCAR Cup Series competition as of late with three wins to sit second in the top tier point standings, also scored a speedweek win Monday at Wayne County Speedway near Orrville, Ohio. The win at “The Field” is Larson’s 14th career victory in Ohio Speedweek history.
“Really cool to get another win. A huge thanks to all our partners Folkens Brothers Trucking, MAVTV, Durst Tarlton, JVI Group, Finley Farms, Glenn Styres Racing, Macaris…there’s a lot of people that help out Paul (Silva). Rico made me earn that one through traffic. I got a little bit kind of sloppy in my lanes. Just trying to get the moisture. The cushion had fallen off the banking off of two so I really didn’t know where to run and he got by me on the bottom. And I was able to hit it right and slide him in three and four. I felt like the pace even slowed down so much down there I could make just a little more momentum up top. Awesome race track. I love Waynesfield. This is definitely my favorite Ohio track. I think this is my first wing win here…I think I finished second a couple of times with a wing and one without a wing. We’re going to head to Nashville now and try to get a win on Sunday,” said Larson.
Abreu would settle for a second place finish.
“That was fun racing. A fun track and a great crowd. This place…when it gets like that…it’s a lot of fun racing, focusing on car control and mobility in my car. I felt like it was respectful everywhere and I could make up some time on him in three and four when I would hit it right. You had to run that seam and catch the moisture coming off and not get too high up where the track shelved off really bad,” said Abreu beside his Rowdy Energy/Self Made Racing/Lucas Oil/Curb Records/Shop Rick dot com backed machine.
Tyler Courtney battled in the top three all race long and finished out the podium.
“This was my first time here…it’s a pretty fun little race track. I’ve watched a lot of racing here on streaming services but never had chance to race here. We had a really great night and our NOS Energy Drink car was really good. But when you’re racing with two of the best guys to do this it makes it pretty tough. I just kept making the wrong moves at the wrong time but to come home third in the week long thing we had a great night. I wasn’t expecting this place to be that fast…I was caught a little off guard there in hot laps. Then we’re running 10 second laps in qualifying…it kind of caught me off guard. I just learned the track as the night went and got better every time I hit the track,” said Courtney in the ZMAX Lubricants backed #7BC.
In the K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invader 360-305 challenge, Jared Horstman, a four time NRA champion, grabbed the lead from Randy Hannagan with just four laps to go and drove to the victory.
“The car really came on there at the end and I found the groove before Randy could. What a great night and I’m so thankful for everyone who helps out on this team,” said Horstman holding his three month old daughter in victory lane beside his M&W Construction, Miller Construction, T&D Interiors, K&L Ready Mix, K3 Dog Spa, Schnipke Brothers Tire, All Purpose Contracting backed machine.
At the drop of the green for the 35-lap All Star feature new track record holder Sam Hafertepe Jr. tipped over and went to the work area. On the second attempt at a start Larson bolted into the lead over Cale Thomas, Abreu, Courtney, Zeb Wise and Bill Balog. Abreu wasted little time moving into second by lap three with Courtney following into third.
Lapped traffic came into play by the eighth circuit but a caution gave Larson a clear track which he used to build a sizeable lead. But Abreu stayed on the bottom groove and slowly ate into Larson’s advantage and dove under him for the lead on lap 16. Larson drove to his outside by Abreu led two more laps before Larson found his groove and drove back by for the lead on lap 18.
Larson maintained about a three car length advantage and at times put two lapped cars between himself and Abreu who had his hands full with Courtney with Bill Balog and Cory Eliason in pursuit. Balog’s run at the front came to an end on lap 28.
Larson got a fantastic restart and drove away for the victory over Abreu, Courtney, Parker Price Miller and Zeb Wise.
Following an opening lap spin, the 25 lap NRA feature went green to checkers. Max Stambaugh grabbed the early lead as Shawn Dancer, Ricky Peterson, Hannagan, Horstman and Tyler Gunn gave chase. Hannagan drove into second on lap three and immediately began to close on Stambaugh. Heavy lapped traffic by the 11 circuit allowed Hannagan to take a peak beneath the leader and eventually take the lead on lap 15.
Horstman worked his way into second on lap 16 and four circuit later drove to the outside of Hannagan for the lead. Horstman went unchallenged the remaining four laps for the win with Hannagan, Stambaugh, Dancer and Harli White rounding out the top five.
Waynesfield Raceway Park will be back in action July 3 for the Jack Hewitt/Bob Hampshire Classic with the FAST 410 winged sprints and Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series non-wing sprints in action.
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