Encounters Troubles During DTWC Prelims...
16, 2016) Tye Twarog Racing ventured to Portsmouth Raceway
Park in Portsmouth, Ohio on October 14-15 for the 36th Annual 'Dirt
Track World Championship,' which was sanctioned by the Lucas Oil
Late Model Dirt Series and attracted 80 competitors to vie for the
whopping $100,000 winner's share. The unique format for the crown
jewel spectacular started with two sets of heat races on Friday
evening. Steve Casebolt unfortunately was involved in a wreck in
his first heat race to finish ninth and later wound up eighth in
his second prelim due to a flat right rear tire. The Richmond, Indiana
star then made the decision to forego Saturday's action at PRP and
scratched from his B-Main, which also kept him out of the 100-lap
DTWC. Complete results from Portsmouth can be accessed online at
Steve Casebolt Fifth in
Harvest 50; Sixth at Atomic Speedway
9, 2016) The Tye Twarog Racing team invaded Skyline Speedway
in Stewart, Ohio and Atomic Speedway in Alma, Ohio on October 7-8
for a pair of Short Track Auto Racing Series (STARS) showdowns.
On Friday night in the $3,000 to win 'Harvest 50' at Skyline, Steve
Casebolt timed in fifth fastest in qualifying, ran second in his
heat race, and later claimed a strong fifth place performance in
the 50-lap headliner behind only feature winner Tyler Carpenter,
Corey Conley, Zack Dohm, and Anthony Kinkade. At Atomic on Saturday
evening, a $4,000 winner's check was on the line in the 'Fall 40.'
Steve laid down the second quickest lap during the time trial session
and won his loaded heat race prior to winding up sixth at the checkers
of the 40-lapper. Complete results from both weekend STARS races
can be obtained by clicking on www.starslm.com.
Casebolt Climbs to Third
in Fall Nationals; Winds Up Tenth
2, 2016) Steve Casebolt and his #c9 team rolled into the
famed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio on Saturday, October 1 to
compete in the annual running of the 'DIRTcar Fall Nationals.' The
American Late Model Series (ALMS) presided over the single-day throwdown
at the "Big E" and a $5,000 winner's check was on the
line. Steve posted the eighth fastest lap overall during qualifying
prior to running fourth in his heat race. During the course of the
40-lap headliner, which was delayed several hours due to rain and
completed in the wee hours of the morning, Steve blasted all the
way up to third in the running order from his sixteenth starting
spot. Unfortunately, the Richmond, Indiana standout got into the
wall due to a lack of vision from the muddy track conditions and
a lack of tearoffs, which damaged his car's right front suspension
and forced him to retire in the tenth position. Complete results
from the 'DIRTcar Fall Nationals' can be viewed online at www.eldoraspeedway.com.
Steve Casebolt Advances
into Jackson 100 at Brownstown
25, 2016) Tye Twarog Racing drove through the pit gate
at the legendary Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, Indiana on September
23-24 for the 37th edition of the 'Jackson 100.' The Lucas Oil Late
Model Dirt Series once again presided over the two-day special at
the 1/4-mile fairgrounds oval and 42 competitors signed in to compete
for the $20,000 top prize. Steve Casebolt timed in eighteenth quickest
in Group A during Friday's qualifying session, but later advanced
up to third in his heat race on Saturday evening to finish behind
only prelim winner Don O'Neal and Jimmy Owens. After starting the
100-lap headliner from the inside of the sixth row, Steve eventually
wound up credited with a thirteenth place performance in the 'Jackson
100.' Complete results from Brownstown can be accessed online at
Casebolt Rallies to Runner-Up
in Jackson 100 Tune-Up Race
18, 2016) Steve Casebolt and his #c9 team made a last minute
decision to invade the legendary Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown,
Indiana on Saturday evening, September 17 for a tune-up race for
the upcoming 'Jackson 100.' The unsanctioned special at the 1/4-mile
fairgrounds oval paid $2,000 the winner. Steve rallied after a heat
race wreck to finish third in his prelim and later rolled off from
the outside of the third row in the 25-lap feature event. The Richmond,
Indiana standout then charged all the way up to second in the headliner
to score an impressive runner-up showing behind only victor Cody
Mahoney. Complete results from last night at Brownstown can be viewed
online at www.brownstownspeedway.com.
Steve Casebolt Advances
into 46th Annual World 100!
11, 2016) The "Biggest Dirt Race in the World"
took center stage for Tye Twarog Racing over the September 8-10
weekend on the hallowed high-banks of Eldora Speedway in Rossburg,
Ohio, as the 46th version of the 'World 100' drew a healthy 108
car field. The three-day crown jewel showdown at the 1/2-mile, Darke
County speedplant started with a pair of $10,000 to win Twin 25
preliminary programs. On Thursday night, Steve Casebolt ran third
in his heat race prior to winding up twelfth in the final rundown
of the 25-lap sprint. At the "Big E" on Friday evening,
Steve placed fourth in his heat race and fifteenth in the 25-lapper.
When Saturday arrived in the Buckeye State, the stakes were significantly
heightened, as each of the competitors were focused on the whopping
$49,000 winner's check and the famed globe trophy. Steve finished
second in his loaded heat race and later rolled off from the inside
of the fifth row in the 100-lap headliner. The Richmond, Indiana
ace was unfortunately an early retiree in the 'World 100' and settled
for a twenty-eighth place performance. Complete results from the
huge weekend of racing at Eldora Speedway can be viewed by clicking
Casebolt Heads to Pennsylvania
with World of Outlaws Series
5, 2016) The #c9 team ventured east to the state of Pennsylvania
with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series for three
big nights of racing action from September 2-4. Things kicked off
at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania with the two-day
'Working Man Weekend.' On Friday night, Steve Casebolt posted the
tenth quickest lap in Group B during qualifying and later wound
up tenth in the final rundown of his $2,500 to win qualifier. Following
a win in the B-Main on Saturday evening, Steve started the 75-lap
'Working Man Weekend' finale from the inside of the ninth row. During
the course of the $20,000 to win main event, the Richmond, Indiana
ace moved up three positions on his way to securing a fourteenth
At Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania on Sunday,
the tripleheader wrapped up with the annual running of the 'Late
Model National Open,' which boasted an $8,000 payday. Steve wound
up fifth in his heat race after suffering a flat tire, but later
battled back to earn the second transfer spot through his B-Main.
With the track providing little to no passing during the 40-lapper,
Steve settled for an eighteenth place effort last night at Selinsgrove.
He now finds himself tied for sixth in the latest version of the
WOOLMS point standings exiting the holiday weekend. Full results
can be accessed online at www.woolms.com.
Steve Casebolt Competes
in Great Lakes Shootout in Michigan
29, 2016) Steve Casebolt and the Tye Twarog Racing team
were back on the track at Merritt Speedway in Lake City, Michigan
from August 26-28. The World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series
sanctioned a pair of events in the Wolverine State that made up
the 'Keyser's Great Lakes Shootout.' In the $6,000 to win weekend
opener on Friday night, Steve ran fifth in his heat race and second
in his B-Main to earn the outside tenth row starting spot in the
25-lap sprint. Steve then proceeded to work his way past ten competitors
during the headliner en route to a steady tenth place performance.
Following a rain-out on Saturday evening, the weekend wrapped up
on Sunday with a $10,000 to win finale. Steve placed fifth once
again in his loaded heat race prior to scoring the victory in his
consolation event. After starting the 50-lapper from the inside
of the ninth row, the Richmond, Indiana ace raced hard mid pack
and eventually wound up seventeenth in the final finishing order.
Complete results from the 'Great Lakes Shootout' weekend can be
accessed online at www.woolms.com.
Casebolt Runner-Up in WOOLMS
Weekend Finale at Eriez!
15, 2016) The #c9 team followed the rigorous World of Outlaws
Craftsman Late Model Series schedule to four different tracks in
four different states from August 11-14 for $10,000 to win special
events! Steve Casebolt started his extended weekend on Thursday
at Delaware International Speedway in Delmar, Delaware by finishing
sixth in his heat race, second in his B-Main, and twenty-fourth
in the 50-lap feature after suffering terminal motor issues. On
Friday evening at Potomac Speedway in Budds Creek, Maryland, Steve
placed fourth in his heat race prior to advancing to seventh in
At Winchester Speedway in Winchester, Virginia on Saturday night,
Steve was forced to utilize a provisional to gain access into the
50-lap headliner, but was able to blast past eleven competitors
en route to a respectable twelfth place showing. The hectic four-race
stretch for Tye Twarog Racing wrapped up on Sunday with another
$10,000 to win battle at Eriez Speedway in Hammett, Pennsylvania.
Steve ran second in his heat race, led the first twenty-eight circuits
of the 50-lap main event from the pole position, and eventually
landed in the second finishing spot behind only victor Josh Richards.
He sits sixth in the latest version of the WOOLMS point standings
exiting Eriez. Full results can be found online at www.woolms.com.
Steve Casebolt Invades
Shawano and Cedar Lake with Outlaws
7, 2016) Tye Twarog Racing headed north to the Badger State
of Wisconsin from August 2-6 for World of Outlaws Craftsman Late
Model Series specials at Shawano Speedway in Shawano, Wisconsin
and Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin. On Tuesday in
a $10,000 to win show at Shawano, Steve Casebolt finished eighth
in his heat race, third in his B-Main, and sixteenth in the 50-lap
headliner. At Cedar Lake on Thursday, Steve placed second in his
heat race prior to passing seven competitors during the $6,000 to
win feature event en route to a sterling fourth place performance
behind only victor Josh Richards, Rick Eckert, and Jason Feger!
The stakes were heightened over the weekend at Cedar Lake, as a
whopping $50,000 payday was on the line in the 29th edition of the
'USA Nationals.' Steve timed in ninth fastest in Group B during
Friday night's qualifying session and later grabbed the third and
final transfer spot through his stacked heat race. After rolling
off from the outside of the eighth row in Saturday's 100-lap grind,
the Richmond, Indiana star was unfortunately bounced out after only
24 circuits due to a broken power steering line, which dropped him
to a disappointing twenty-seventh place effort. Full results from
the busy week in Wisconsin can be viewed online at www.woolms.com.
Casebolt Fifth at Quincy;
Suffers Heartbreak Leading PDC
31, 2016) Steve Casebolt and his #c9 team were back on
the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series trail from July
28-30 with special events at Quincy Raceway in Quincy, Illinois
and Fairbury American Legion Speedway in Fairbury, Illinois. On
Thursday night at Quincy, Steve timed in ninth fastest overall during
qualifying prior to running third in his heat race. After starting
the $8,000 to win feature event from the inside of the fifth row,
Steve was able to work past four competitors during the 40-lap affair
to wind up fifth at the checkers behind only winner Shane Clanton,
Rick Eckert, Brian Shirley, and Bobby Pierce!
At FALS over the weekend, a whopping $27,000 top prize was on the
line in the 27th edition of the 'Prairie Dirt Classic.' On Friday
evening, Steve qualified fifth quickest in Group A during time trials
and later scored the victory in his loaded heat race. After drawing
the pole position for Saturday's 100-lap headliner, the Richmond,
Indiana star dominated the first forty-one circuits of the PDC.
Unfortunately, a broken water pump on lap 42 cost him a chance at
the huge win and instead relegated him to a disappointing twenty-sixth
place effort. Complete results from the Land of Lincoln can be accessed
online at www.woolms.com.
Hectic Stretch of Racing
for #c9 Team and Steve Casebolt
(July 16, 2016) Following a long overnight drive,
the Tye Twarog Racing team dropped into Oakshade Raceway in Wauseon,
Ohio today for the final race of the UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals
tour, which boasted a $10,000 payday. Steve Casebolt clicked off
the fourth fastest lap in Group A during qualifying prior to grabbing
the third transfer spot through his heat race. After starting the
60-lapper from the inside of the sixth row, Steve was an early retiree
in the feature, which was contested on a one-groove racing surface.
The Richmond, Indiana ace settled for a twenty-first place showing
in the track's annual 'Birthday Race.'
(July 15, 2016) The Wild West Tour finale was
scheduled for tonight at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North
Dakota and a $10,000 top prize was up for grabs. Unfortunately,
wet weather struck at the racetrack following World of Outlaws Craftsman
Late Model Series qualifying and the remainder of the program was
nixed. Steve Casebolt had posted the twelfth fastest lap during
time trials before the rain hit at the speedway.
(July 14, 2016) With morning rain and forecasts
for additional wet weather, tonight's $10,000 to win World of Outlaws
Craftsman Late Model Series tilt at Hibbing Raceway in Hibbing,
Minnesota has been rained-out and will not be rescheduled. The Wild
West Tour will wrap up tomorrow evening at River Cities Speedway
in Grand Forks, North Dakota.
(July 13, 2016) Steve Casebolt and his #c9 team
unloaded their Rocket Chassis tonight at Ogilvie Raceway in Ogilvie,
Minnesota for another Wild West Tour battle with the World of Outlaws
Craftsman Late Model Series. Steve knocked down the eleventh quickest
time overall during the qualifying session prior to finishing second
in heat race action. After drawing the inside of the third row before
the start of the $10,000 to win headliner, the Richmond, Indiana
hotshoe muscled past two cars during the 50-lapper on his way to
a stellar third place podium performance behind only victor Josh
Richards and runner-up Shane Clanton!
(July 9, 2016) The Wild West Tour continued for
the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series tonight at Deer
Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minnesota, as the annual running
of the 'NAPA Auto Parts Gopher 50' boasted an $11,000 payday. Steve
Casebolt placed fifth in his heat race and fourth in his B-Main,
which were unfortunately one spot out of a coveted transfer position.
After taking use of a series provisional to gain access into the
50-lap 'Gopher 50,' Steve blasted past fourteen competitors during
the action-packed race en route to a solid tenth place showing.
(July 8, 2016) Another WOOLMS showdown in Iowa
greeted the cars and stars of the national touring series tonight
at Mason City Motor Speedway in Mason City, Iowa. Steve Casebolt
finished eighth in his heat race and third in the B-Main before
rolling off from the inside of the eleventh row in the $10,000 to
win main event. The Richmond, Indiana standout then motored past
nine racecars during the caution-free 50-lap contest to bring home
a respectable twelfth place effort.
(July 7, 2016) Action with the World of Outlaws
Craftsman Late Model Series heated back up tonight in the Hawkeye
State, as Hamilton County Speedway in Webster City, Iowa presided
over an $8,000 to win program. Steve Casebolt posted the eighth
quickest time during qualifying prior to grabbing the sixth and
final transfer spot through his heat race. After starting the 40-lap
feature from the inside of the ninth row, Steve was able to pick
off four competitors on his way to a thirteenth place performance.
(July 3, 2016) With another World of Outlaws Craftsman
Late Model Series show succumbing to Mother Nature early in the
day at Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln, Illinois, Steve Casebolt and
his #c9 team were able to beat Mother Nature tonight at Muskingum
County Speedway in Zanesville, Ohio. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt
Series rolled into MCS and a $12,000 top prize was up for grabs.
Steve set a New Track Record during the qualifying session, but
unfortunately suffered a flat tire in his heat race. After storming
to a second place finish in the B-Main, Steve worked his way past
eleven racecars during the 60-lapper en route to a solid seventh
(July 2, 2016) Following an early rain-out at
Federated Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Missouri, the Tye Twarog Racing
team bolted to the legendary Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown,
Indiana tonight for the unsanctioned 'Born Free 40.' Steve Casebolt
timed in third quickest in his group during qualifying and later
ran second in his heat race at the 1/4-mile oval. The Richmond,
Indiana hotshoe then started the $5,000 to win A-Main from the inside
of the third row and quickly moved up to third, which is where he
finished on the podium behind only race winner Devin Gilpin and
runner-up Michael Chilton!
(July 1, 2016) The #c9 team dropped into Fayette
County Speedway in Brownstown, Illinois tonight for a UMP DIRTcar
Summer Nationals tilt, which paid $10,000 to the winner. Steve Casebolt
qualified seventh fastest in Group A during time trials prior to
finishing third in heat race action. After rolling off from the
inside of the fifth row in the 50-lap headliner, Steve motored past
a trio of competitors on his way to a strong sixth place showing
behind only victor Josh Richards, Brian Shirley, Frank Heckenast,
Jr., Billy Moyer, and Jason Feger.
(June 30, 2016) The dirt-covered Rockford Speedway
near Rockford, Illinois played host to the inaugural 'Outlaw Clay
Classic' tonight, which kicked off an ultra-busy stretch of racing
for the Tye Twarog Racing team. The single-day World of Outlaws
Craftsman Late Model Series throwdown in the Land of Lincoln paid
$10,000 to win and attracted a stout 34 car field. Steve Casebolt
placed fourth in his loaded heat race and later started the 30-lapper
from the outside of the seventh row. Steve then survived the rough-and-tumble
main event to walk away from Rockford with a tenth place effort.
Busy Week with Outlaws
in New York and Pennsylvania
25, 2016) A busy day greeted the #c9 team today at Lernerville
Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania, as a day/night doubleheader was
held to wrap up the annual 'Firecracker 100' weekend. In the rain-postponed
$6,000 to win prelim, Steve Casebolt ran fourth in his heat race
and later started the 30-lap main event from the outside of the
seventh row. At the checkers, Steve had moved up one spot to finish
the race in the thirteenth position.
In the nightcap, a whopping $30,000 winner's check was up for grabs
in the 'Firecracker 100.' Steve once again grabbed the fourth and
final transfer spot through his heat race, which earned him the
rights to the outside of the eighth row for the start of the 100-lap
grind. The Richmond, Indiana standout put forth a solid effort during
the extra-distance affair and eventually claimed a thirteenth place
(June 24, 2016) Following yesterday's rain-out
at Lernerville Speedway, action finally got underway tonight at
the Sarver, Pennsylvania facility, as a $6,000 top prize was on
the line in a 'Firecracker 100' prelim. Steve Casebolt timed in
sixteenth fastest in Group A during qualifying prior to finishing
fifth in his heat race and second in his B-Main. After starting
the 30-lapper from the outside of the eleventh row, Steve unfortunately
slipped off the backstretch early in the race and eventually wound
up twentieth in the final finishing order.
(June 23, 2016) Tonight's $6,000 to win 'Firecracker
100' weekend opener at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania
was washed out due to heavy rainfall, but has been reset for Saturday
afternoon. Friday's $6,000 to win preliminary program is still on
as scheduled. Saturday's day/night doubleheader will then conclude
with the 'Firecracker 100,' which once again boasts a $30,000 windfall
for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series special.
(June 21, 2016) A busy week with the World of
Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series kicked off tonight at Weedsport
Speedway in Weedsport, New York, as an $8,000 payday was on the
line in the 'Finger Lakes 40.' Steve Casebolt posted the sixteenth
fastest lap overall during the qualifying session before advancing
up to second in heat race action. After drawing the third starting
position before the drop of the green flag in the 40-lapper, Steve
hung around the front before slipping back to sixth in the caution-free
affair behind only winner Josh Richards, Shane Clanton, Frank Heckenast,
Jr., Brandon Overton, and Rick Eckert.
Steve Casebolt Fast Throughout
Dream XXII Weekend at Eldora
12, 2016) Tye Twarog Racing made the trek to the hallowed
grounds of Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio on June 9-11 for the
22nd edition of the 'Dirt Late Model Dream.' Things got underway
at the 1/2-mile, high-banked speedplant with a pair of Twin 25 preliminary
programs. On Thursday night, Steve Casebolt ran second in his heat
race and later led the first fourteen circuits of the $5,000 to
win main event before unfortunately blowing a right rear tire, which
unfortunately dropped him to twentieth in the final rundown. In
the $10,000 to win show on Friday evening, Steve finished third
in his heat race and thirteenth in the 25-lap sprint.
When Saturday rolled around at the "Big E," all eyes
were fixated on the whopping $100,000 winner's check in 'Dream XXII.'
Steve scored an impressive triumph in his heat race and later started
the 100-lap headliner from the outside of the second row. The Richmond,
Indiana standout ran amongst the leaders early in the extra-distance
affair before eventually slipping back to sixteenth at the finish
of the contest. Complete results from the action-packed weekend
in the Buckeye State can be accessed online at www.eldoraspeedway.com.