Monday, July 30, 2012
Andrew Teepe, 2012 Junior Hornet July Speedrome Champion
INDIANAPOLIS -- Second generation racer Andrew Teepe earned his first driving title at the Speedrome on Saturday July 28th. With a solid 4th place finish, he capped off his ultimate goal of matching his father in the track's record book. Dad Speedy Teepe is a 3-time champion in the Speedrome Stock division. Andrew had competed a few seasons in the Circle City Pyrotechnics Junior Faskarts before this new for 2012 Junior Hornet class was created. He was the runner-up in the June title race before clinching this crown. In those two months, Andrew has won 5 out of the 15 features held.
Final July Junior Hornet Point Standings - 1 Andrew Teepe 678, 2 Justin Green 663, 3 Layne Pulliam 557, 4 Jordan Hahn 479, 5 Mason Keller 380, 6 Jacob Brown 372, 7 Jeffrey Shackelford 88, 8 Cory Adams 86
Don VanValkenburg III, 2012 Junior Hornet July Speedrome Champion
After coming home runner-up in several Hornet oval series campaigns in his career, Don VanValkenburg III put a slash through that stat on Saturday night July 28th. The current Hornet Figure 8 Chase for the Cup point leader used a second place result to secure the top standings spot for the month of July. Don and his Daytona Racing teammates have been the foundation of the Hornet series in 2012. DVV3 has demolished his previous Speedrome career accomplishements so far this season. He has 20 feature trophies on his mantel from this current calendar.
Final July Hornet Point Standings - 1 Don VanValkenburg III 646, 2 Chip Branham 619, 3 Jim Bullock 585, 4 Robby Mink Jr 563, 5 Rob Mink Sr 538, 6 David Coil 426, 7 Junior Lemasters 367, 8 Cody Shumaker 279, 9 Allen Hargraves 260, 10 Robert Campbell 252, 11 Melanie Coil 244, 12 Nathan Arthur 232, 13 Brad Brooks 192, 14 Don VanValkenburg II 190, 15 Jeff A Smith 187, 16 Josh Reel 168, 17 Chuck Watkins 94, 18 Nigel Peters 92, Joseph Manuel 92, Kenny St John II 92, 21 Casey Davis 90, 22 Shaun Rose 86, 23 Zach Catron 84, 24 Nick Adams 80, Cary Abrell 80, 26 Justin Mink 76, 27 Derek Williams 75, John Klingenstein 75, Tamara Moore 75, 30 Tim Smith 25
Mason Keller Takes Checkers in July 28th Junior Hornet Main
The Junior Hornets, a division for racers ages 12-16, had the final round of the July monthly championship put in the books this past Saturday night. The teams tested the setups for their young drivers in heat competition. Recent feature victor Jacob Brown was best in that preliminary. The main event saw former Circle City Pyrotechnics Junior Faskart Fall Festival king "Racin" Mason Keller win his third of the year. June champion Jordan Hahn was second with July second place point man Justin Green third.
15-Lap Feature - 1 Mason Keller, 2 Jordan Hahn, 3 Justin Green, 4 Andrew Teepe, 5 Jacob Brown, 6 Jeffrey Shackelford, 7 Cory Adams
Backwards Hornet Feature Has Cody Shumaker Finishing First
The fierce four-cylinder gaggle of Hornets roared to life on another Speedrome Saturday night. The evening belonged to third generation racer Cody Shumaker. The young gun won the 8-lap heat and the 20-lap main event. The feature saw the track turned in the reverse direction, a signature surprise move at the Hoosier short track. Cody topped a team Daytona Racing podium sweep in the race. July champ Don VanValkenburg III was second with Cody's step-dad Junior Lemasters third.
20-Lap Feature - 1 Cody Shumaker, 2 Don VanValkenburg III, 3 Junior Lemasters, 4 Kenny St John II, 5 Robert Campbell, 6 Chip Branham, 7 Allen Hargraves, 8 Zach Catron, 9 Jim Bullock, 10 Cary Abrell
Ahead on the Speedrome Schedule
Wednesday August 1, 2012
UAW & HARF present the 32nd Annual Sponsor Night
Late Models, Stocks, Roadrunners, Hornets, Junior Hornets, Hornet Figure 8
Spectator gates open at 5pm with racing starting at 7pm