Rusty Smith, Casey Noonan, Adam Lantz And Cory Gumm Final Night Winners

WAUSEON, OH – The 2020 race season at Oakshade Raceway started a few weeks late due to the pandemic. No spectators were allowed in the grandstands the first couple of weeks. Restrictions were eased a bit and limited spectators were then allowed for the rest of an exciting, action-packed race season which wrapped up Saturday night with some extra money on the line for both the UMP DIRTcar Sportsman and Hot Rod Welding & Engineering Bombers.

Several sponsors stepped up including Kester Mowing, LLC and Bruce Stuart Racing to increase the Sportsman payout throughout the field. That $700 to win feature ran as the night’s main event and provided for an exciting finish. Josh Robertson darted out to a commanding lead early in the race. Several cautions would tighten the field back up, but Robertson would pull away after each of the restarts. Unofficial 2020 track champion Rusty Smith would work his way up to second about halfway through the 25-lap many event and began to reel in Robertson’s P33 car. The two drivers race side by side with Smith getting the advantage with just two laps remaining. The Sylvania, Ohio, driver powered on to his sixth feature win of the season with Robertson settling for a disappointing second after leading all but the last two laps. Trever Miller finished third with Matt Lindsey moving up from his 10th starting position to finish fourth. B.J. Gregory ended up fifth.

Jeff Geis started on the pole of the topless UMP DIRTcar Late Model feature event and battled early with Garrett McClain for the lead. Late model drivers removed the roofs for this special “topless” event. Geis would lead the majority of the 25-lap feature event with lots of action just behind. Multiple caution periods kept the field tight which helped another Sylvania, Ohio, driver, Casey Noonan, who started 19th. Noonan worked his way up to third by lap 18 and three laps later drove to the outside of Geis to take the lead. He went on to pick up his first win of the season. Geis finished second with Dusty Moore beating Cody Bauer for third. The youngster, Colin Shipley, finished fifth.

The Hot Rod Welding & Engineering Bombers had a special Australian Pursuit Race sponsored by Dippman Motorsports before their main events. Toledo, Ohio’s Amy Clair started at the front of the 10 lap race where if you get passed, you are eliminated. Clair led all 10 laps to claim the $200 and a Hoosier tire. Cody Stetten held on to second and Gabe Mueller passed three cars to finish third.

Adam Lantz picked up right where he left off after winning last week’s Papa Boiler Bomber Spectacular by leading the entire distance of the 15-lap Hot Rod Welding & Engineering Bomber A Main. A generous fan put up an extra $60 to the winners of each the A and B Mains which sweetened the pot just a little bit more for the Wauseon, Ohio, driver’s third A Main win of the season. Rich Riffe, Jeff Foks Jr. and Gabe Mueller battled three-wide for second just a couple of laps from the checkered flag. Riffe came out on top of that battle and finished second to Lantz with Mueller third and Foks fourth. Pole-sitter Donnie Ringman slipped back to a fifth place finish.

Cory Gumm out of Hillsdale, Michigan, captured his second consecutive Compact feature win and his seventh of the season. The 2019 track champion started on the outside the front row and kept the rest of the field at bay. The unofficial 2020 champ, Eric Carr, was unable to reel in the #1 of Gumm and settled for a second place finish. Jeremy Wilbur, Kaleb Hinkley and Jason Wert were the rest of the top five finishers.

The Hot Rod Welding & Engineering Bomber B Main was the very last race of the 2020 season and had a lot of action throughout the field. Chane Stuckey and Dan Dippman occupied the first two positions for much of the race. Dippman appeared to lose the handle on his car late in the race and slipped back a couple positions in the final laps as Toledo, Ohio’s Chane Stuckey went on to win his second B Main of the year. Roscoe Stetten worked his way up from his 17th starting position to finish second and Shane Estes had a bit of a wild race to finish third narrowly avoiding a slower lapped car that crossed down in front of him coming to the checkered flag. Dippman ended up fourth with Burt Sharp rounding out the top five finishers.

Even though there is no more racing scheduled this season at Oakshade Raceway, the facility will host a couple of events next month including the Dirt Roads Flea Market on Friday and Saturday October 16th and 17th and the Oakshade Raceway Swap Meet on Saturday October 17th. More details available at


Extra Money & Australian Pursuit Race On Tap For Final Night Of 2020 Race Season

Some sponsors have stepped up to increase the UMP DIRTcar Sportsman purse for Saturday night! It will now be $700 to win. $400 for 2nd $310 for 3rd $240 for 4th. $75.00 to start. Thanks to Kester Mowing, LLC being one of those sponsors.

Dippman Motorsports will also be sponsoring a special race for the Hot Rod Welding & Engineering Bombers. There will be a $200 to win Australian Pursuit race. The winner will also receive a Hoosier tire. Second place will pay $100 and third place will pay $50.

This is all part of the season finale at Oakshade Raceway featuring topless UMP DIRTcar Late Modes (no roofs), UMP DIRTcar Sportsman, Hot Rod Welding & Engineering Bombers and Compacts. Gates open at 4pm and racing begins at 7pm.

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Adam Lantz Wins Big In Bomber Spectacular

WAUSEON, OH – The 2020 edition of the Oakshade Raceway Papa Boiler Bomber Spectacular presented by Hot Rod Welding & Engineering lived up to the name producing some spectacular racing action with Wauseon, Ohio’s Adam Lantz taking the top honors. Thanks to Get-It-Done Auto Parts, MAGA LIFT and Posiflow by Slucket, Lantz took home $1,700 for the win and a brand new MAGA LlFT with battery worth $2,100.

Bomber Spectacular night is the only night during the season the Hot Rod Welding & Engineering Bomber class is the featured division at Oakshade Raceway with a 25-lap main event. Fifty-five cars entered to try to make the 21-car starting field. Last week’s feature winner, Jordan Conover, earned the pole starting position with Lantz lined up right behind him before the drop of the green flag. Conover darted out to the early lead with Lantz close behind. The two drivers battled hard side by side, swapping the lead and a little paint several times. Lantz finally edged out Conover for the lead on lap 12, but Conover fought back and regained the top spot on lap 15.

The epic battle at the front came to an abrupt halt on lap 17. The two lead drivers came up to lap the unofficial 2020 Bomber track champion, Rich Riffe. Lantz went to the high side while Conover ducked underneath Riffe, three-wide down the front stretch. Both drivers cleared Riffe, but Riffe got into the back of Conover and turned him around in turn one which brought out the caution flag. Riffe was black flagged for the incident. Adam Lantz was the leader once again with Kolin Schilt and last year’s Bomber Spectacular winner, William “Bubba” Cundick, third. Unfortunately Cundick would not repeat last year’s performance as the retired to the pits just before going back to green.

Late in the race, Schilt got turned around while in second on a restart with only four laps remaining, That brought out the yellow flag and forced him to restart at the tail. Several other drivers were caught up in the incident including Dan Dippman, Shane Estes, Roscoe Stetten and Cody Stetten.

Lantz went on to pick up the huge win with Jeff Foks Jr. gaining 20 positions to finish second after starting dead last. Foks also won the Hard-Charger award for his achievment. Craig Dippman finished third followed by Adam Noonan and Kolin Schilt with a nice recovery to fifth.

Dusty Moore got by Rob Anderzack for the lead on lap six of the UMP DIRTcar Late Model feature event. Moore could not hold off a hard-charging Rusty Schlenk who took the lead away on lap 12. Casey Noonan worked his way up to second and then appeared to have some kind of mechanical failure and spun to the infield on lap 14 which brought out the yellow flag. Schlenk, out of McClure, Ohio, went on to pick up his sixth Oakshade feature win of the year with Cody Bauer finishing second. Steve Kester started deep in the field after having to transfer in through the consi and ended up with a decent run to finish third. Colin Shipley ended up fourth and Moore slipped back to finish in the fifth position.

Brandon Gregory got back on track in the UMP DIRTcar Sportsman feature after getting a DNS (Did Not Start) in the Season Championship feature the week before. The Swanton, Ohio, driver got by the unofficial track champion, Rusty Smith, for the lead on lap seven and darted out to his sixth feature win of the year. The brothers Gregory made it a one, two finish with B.J. Gregory taking second. Smith slipped back to finish third followed by Chris Keller and Josh Robertson.

The unofficial Compact track champion, Eric Carr, had a great battle with Hillsdale, Michigan’s Cory Gumm for the lead the first half of the Compact feature event. The two drivers raced side by side at the front with neither able to get an advantage. Carr led lap one, but Gumm led laps two and three. Carr fought back to lead lap four, but Gumm got the lead for good on lap five and went on to post his sixth feature win of the year. Carr settled for second followed by Aaron Barrick, Tyler Sandahl and Joe Sandahl.

The final night of racing competition at Oakshade Raceway for the 2020 season is Saturday, September 26 featuring topless UMP DIRTcar Late Models (no roofs). UMP DIRTcar Sportsman, Hot Rod Welding & Engineering Bombers and Compacts. Gates open at 4pm with hot laps at 6pm and racing at 7pm.