Wolff wins Ronnie Sigman MemorialFree Access


Four night of racing at four dirt ovals in Arkansas and Texas produced four different winners as the American Racer USRA Modified Series powered by Day Motor Sports wrapped up the Labor Day Weekend swing with a howling good finish at the RPM Speedway in Crandall, Texas.

Midlothian’s James McCreery paced the first five circuits before Tyler Wolff came screaming underneath at the flag stand to lead the sixth lap of the Ronnie Sigman Memorial.

Heavy lapped traffic and four cautions dotted the 48-lap main event, but nothing phased Wolff as the 38-year-old from Fayetteville, Ark., sped to a $4,800 triumph behind the wheel of his No. 4W ARMI Contractors MB Customs chassis powered by an Elusive Competition Engines powerplant.

“I knew that these locals are no slouches, so I was trying to give it all I can on those restarts,” said Wolff after his win. “I knew how big (the restarts) would be for us, but being up front with those guys behind us I didn’t know how that was going to work out. I’m just glad we got it done. This track turned out to be pretty dang good.”

The only thing that had a chance at thwarting Wolff’s hunger for victory was Mother Nature, who deemed it necessary to open the skies and dump rain on the event just before the final three feature races.

When the rain subsided, track crews immediately went to work and produced a smooth, fast racing surface to give the racers and fans an explosive trio of finales.

“The track was absolutely amazing,” Wolff added. “I can’t express how excited I was to see them work at it because they could have rained it out, but they stayed after it and it obviously paid off.

Delayed by more tan an hour, Wolff crossed the finish line topless but on top with a full second to spare after a yellow flag with four to go gave hope to his chasers.

“This right here is pretty cool because my dad is not a very big fan of topless races. I enjoy them—they’re kind of fun—so to be able to win one makes me happy. I sat in the bleachers here three years ago with Tanner Mullens and watched because we didn’t make it, so to come back and get some redemption… I’m very happy about it.”

With seven different drivers holding down second place at one time during the race, tenth-starting Bo Day of Greenville wound up with runner-up honors while ninth-starting Chris Henigan of Marshall and 13th-starting Tyler Davis of Haysville, Kan., took the checkers in third and fourth place.

For his efforts, Davis earned the Dickson Transport Hard Charger Award.

Former event champion Clyde Dunn Jr. of Rockwall completed the top five while Sean Gaddis, Dennie Gieber, Colton Horner, Kenny Gaddis and McCreery rounded out the top ten.

Deatherage Opticians awarded prizes to all heat race and Day Motor Sports “B” Feature winners, including Davis, Henigan, Kevin Rowland, Max Eddie Thomas, Chase Wascom, Kale Westover and Wolff.

ARMS Nationals coming in October: The final event of the 2023 campaign for the American Racer USRA Modified Series powered by Day Motor Sports will happen on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 27-28, when the rocket Raceway Park in Petty, Texas, hosts the 2nd Annual ARMS Nationals.

The event will pay $2,000 to win on Friday and a top prize of $3,000 on Saturday. In addition to the USRA Modifieds, the event will also showcase Medieval USRA Stock Cars, USRA Limited Mods, Sunoco USRA Factory Stocks and Eco-Mods both nights.

Located about 15 minutes west of Paris and 25 minutes east of Bonham in Lamar County, the Rocket Raceway Park is a 3/8-mile clay oval which holds 3,400 spectators and features elevated grandstands that offer superb viewing from any seat. The venue can be found at 16369 US Hwy 82, Petty, TX 75470.

Learn more at RocketRacewayPark.com and on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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ARMS across the nation: With a schedule featuring stops at the finest dirt ovals in Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas, the American Racer USRA Modified Series powered by Day Motor Sports presents the who’s who of dirt modified racing to fans throughout the southern half of the United States of America.

Special thanks to American Racer, ARMI Contractors, Day Motor Sports, Deatherage Opticians, Dickson Transport, Duvall Electric, RaceOnTexas, RacerWebsite.com, RacinDirt, Star 1 Roofing & Construction, Summit Racing Equipment, Texas Locomotive Solutions, TNT Auto Parts and Transmissions Unlimited for their support of the American Racer USRA Modified Series powered by Day Motor Sports.

More information about the ARMS is available at usraracing.com. You can also get social with the ARMS on Facebook and Twitter. Drivers can pre-enter for any or all ARMS events at MyRacePass.

Watch every ARMS event live online via RacinDirt or RaceOnTexas.

For more than two decades, the USRA has increasingly attracted more racetracks and dirt track racers each year through fair, logical and cost-effective rules accompanied by an organization that puts the racers, racetracks and their fans first. In the 2023 Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series, as many as 60 of America’s finest dirt ovals will host more than 1,000 nights of racing.

USRA competitors can register online at MyRacePass today. Alternatively, you can call (515) 832-6000 to register by phone, or submit a completed USRA License Application by email at office@usraracing.com or fax (515) 832-7958. You can download the application at usraracing.com/downloads.

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OFFICIAL RESULTS
United States Racing Association
Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series
American Racer USRA Modified Series powered by Day Motor Sports
RPM Speedway, Crandall, Texas
Sunday, Sept. 3, 2023

Showing finishing position, starting position in parentheses, car number, driver and hometown.

USRA MODIFIEDS

Star 1 Roofing Heat #1 (8 laps):
1. (2) 25W Kale Westover, Altus, Okla.
2. (1) 4 Bo Day, Greenville, Texas
3. (3) 82 Max Eddie Thomas, Wills Point, Texas
4. (6) 57 Dennie Gieber, Frankston, Texas
5. (5) 7 Sean Gaddis, Diana, Texas
6. (7) 211 Chase Hatton, De Berry, Texas
7. (9) 2G Kenny Gaddis, Diana, Texas
8. (8) D25 David Tanner, Wichita Falls, Texas
9. (4) 17M Michael Maraschick, Midland, Texas

TNT Auto Parts Heat #2 (8 laps):
1. (2) 4W Tyler Wolff, Fayetteville, Ark.
2. (5) 56 Colton Horner, Houston, Texas
3. (4) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas
4. (6) 77 Richard Brown Jr., Gun Barrel, Texas
5. (3) 91 Joe Duvall, Claremore, Okla.
6. (7) 16JR Dustin Henigan, Marshall, Texas
7. (1) 12 Jason Ingalls, Longview, Texas
DNS – J17 Jake Gallardo, Las Cruces, N.M.

Texas Locomotive Solutions Heat #3 (8 laps):
1. (1) 16 Chris Henigan, Marshall, Texas
2. (6) 13J James McCreery, Midlothian, Texas
3. (3) 65 Tyler Davis, Haysville, Kan.
4. (4) 130 Chase Allen, Midlothian, Texas
5. (2) 8C Colby O’Neal, Midlothian, Texas
6. (8) 5X Danny Veal, Princeton, Texas
7. (5) 32 Doug Byrns, Tyler, Texas
8. (7) 82T Dalton Spear, Forney, Texas

ARMI Contractors Heat #4 (8 laps):
1. (3) 4R Kevin Rowland, Cedar Hill, Texas
2. (8) 88XXX Clyde Dunn Jr., Rockwall, Texas
3. (5) 2SS Mark Smith, Anthony, N.M.
4. (1) 11D Cole Dennis, Altus, Okla.
5. (7) 47 Jack Sartain, Royse City, Texas
6. (2) 100 Lee Patton, Ruston, La.
7. (6) 78 Billy Jack Brutchin, Gladewater, Texas
8. (4) 12T Tyler Townsend, Longview, Texas

Transmissions Unlimited Heat #5 (8 laps):
1. (2) 15 Chase Wascom, Denham Springs, La.
2. (5) 718 Tommy Cannon, Denham Springs, La.
3. (3) 27H Dylan Glass, Ennis, Texas
4. (6) 010 Jeremy Willis, Emory, Texas
5. (4) 58X Gary Christian, Broken Bow, Okla.
6. (7) 41 Chris Hilliard, Cache, Okla.
7. (1) 17 Trinten Turney, Wolfe City, Texas
8. (8) 07 Jason Hilliard, Cache, Okla.

Day Motor Sports “B” Feature #1 (15 laps, top 5 advance):
1. (2) 65 Tyler Davis, Haysville, Kan.
2. (3) 57 Dennie Gieber, Frankston, Texas
3. (4) 130 Chase Allen, Midlothian, Texas
4. (6) 91 Joe Duvall, Claremore, Okla.
5. (5) 47 Jack Sartain, Royse City, Texas
6. (7) 5X Danny Veal, Princeton, Texas
7. (10) 32 Doug Byrns, Tyler, Texas
8. (8) 41 Chris Hilliard, Cache, Okla.
9. (1) 77 Richard Brown Jr., Gun Barrel, Texas
10. (11) 17 Trinten Turney, Wolfe City, Texas
11. (12) 82T Dalton Spear, Forney, Texas
12. (13) 07 Jason Hilliard, Cache, Okla.
13. (9) 2G Kenny Gaddis, Diana, Texas
DNS – 58X Gary Christian, Broken Bow, Okla.

Day Motor Sports “B” Feature #2 (15 laps, top 5 advance):
1. (1) 82 Max Eddie Thomas, Wills Point, Texas
2. (10) 12 Jason Ingalls, Longview, Texas
3. (8) 211 Chase Hatton, De Berry, Texas
4. (7) 16JR Dustin Henigan, Marshall, Texas
5. (4) 11D Cole Dennis, Altus, Okla.
6. (13) 12T Tyler Townsend, Longview, Texas
7. (9) 100 Lee Patton, Ruston, La.
8. (5) 7 Sean Gaddis, Diana, Texas
9. (12) D25 David Tanner, Wichita Falls, Texas
10. (6) 8C Colby O’Neal, Midlothian, Texas
11 BF. (2) 27H Dylan Glass, Ennis, Texas
12. (3) 010 Jeremy Willis, Emory, Texas
13. (11) 78 Billy Jack Brutchin, Gladewater, Texas
DNS – 17M Michael Maraschick, Midland, Texas
DNS – J17 Jake Gallardo, Las Cruces, N.M.

American Racer “A” Feature (48 laps):
1. (4) 4W Tyler Wolff, Fayetteville, Ark.
2. (10) 4 Bo Day, Greenville, Texas
3. (9) 16 Chris Henigan, Marshall, Texas
4. (13) 65 Tyler Davis, Haysville, Kan.
5. (6) 88XXX Clyde Dunn Jr., Rockwall, Texas
6. (24) 7 Sean Gaddis, Diana, Texas
7. (15) 57 Dennie Gieber, Frankston, Texas
8. (7) 56 Colton Horner, Houston, Texas
9. (23) 2G Kenny Gaddis, Diana, Texas
10. (3) 13J James McCreery, Midlothian, Texas
11. (19) 91 Joe Duvall, Claremore, Okla.
12. (12) 2SS Mark Smith, Anthony, N.M.
13. (2) 15 Chase Wascom, Denham Springs, La.
14. (8) 25W Kale Westover, Altus, Okla.
15. (5) 718 Tommy Cannon, Denham Springs, La.
16. (16) 12 Jason Ingalls, Longview, Texas
17. (17) 130 Chase Allen, Midlothian, Texas
18. (18) 211 Chase Hatton, De Berry, Texas
19. (21) 47 Jack Sartain, Royse City, Texas
20. (14) 82 Max Eddie Thomas, Wills Point, Texas
21. (11) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas
22. (22) 11D Cole Dennis, Altus, Okla.
23. (20) 16JR Dustin Henigan, Marshall, Texas
24. (1) 4R Kevin Rowland, Cedar Hill, Texas

Lap Leaders: McCreery 1-5, Wolff 6-48.
Total Laps Led: Wolff 43, McCreery 5.
Margin of Victory: 0.979 second.
Time of Race: 35 minutes, 7.809 seconds (4 cautions).
Provisional Starters: K. Gaddis, S. Gaddis.
Dickson Transport Hard Charger: Davis (started 13th, finished 4th).
Entries: 41.
Next Race: Rocket Raceway Park, Petty, Texas, Oct. 27-28.
Points Standings: TBD.

Contingency Awards:
Deatherage Opticians – Davis, C. Henigan, Rowland, Thomas, Wascom, Westover, Wolff.
Dickson Transport – Davis.

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