1st Annual Tribute to Billy Shuman & W. Steven Martin Toy Drive 

 

Replays of the races are on SpeedUnionTV:  Subscription info

Note from the promoters: 

We wish to extend a great big Thank You to all of our sponsors, Midget teams and Fans who came out for the 1st Annual "Tribute to Billy Shuman" race at Adobe Mountain Speedway on Nov 12, 2022.   
Due to your involvement the event was an amazing success and we're committed to do our best to make next year's event even bigger and better.   A tremendous Thank You needs to go out to Ted Williams and Aaron Miller Sr. for accepting our idea and getting behind up. Also I might add, they were awesome to work with paying tribute to a wonderful friend and driver.  
By the way, if you missed it, the racing was awesome!
Best Regards,
Barry Armstrong and Don Tash 

Weekend Summary: 

 

Billy Shuman (1948-2019) born in Tempe AZ had multiple wins in the National USAC Midgets, the USAC National Silver Crowns, and the USAC National Sprint Cars.  Billy was a also fan favorite and a Main event winner at Manzanita Speedway and tracks throughout the Western states, for years.

 

Other notables on hand Saturday: Ronnie Shuman, Larry Clark, Bill Brigsby, Jimmy Blanton, Roger Toops, Jack Yaley, Ricky Johnson SR., Jerry Miller, Vic Oliver, Bill Goosic, Ralph Terzich,Ron Rose, Mark Armijo, Chris Hines, Woody Woodmanse. 

 

Special thanks to Don Tash and Barry Armstrong for their help in promoting the event.    

On the racing side, there were over 800 drivers, crew and race fans thru the gates with 73 entrants on Friday and 79 on Saturday.    On Friday there were 4 heats in each of the NOW600 NonWing A-Class and Outlaw ranks, plus NOW600 Restricted and Jr Sprint racers.  Saturday brought 20 Western Racing Midgets and 45 NOW600 Outlaws along with 14 NOW600 Restricted Micro Sprints.  The Outlaws and WMR classes are growing as this is the first time there has been  a B-Main in WMR and 6 heats for the Outlaws.    See the results below.  

On the W. Steven Martin Toy Drive, there were 3-large commercial size boxes full of toys donated along with over $500 in donations from the 50/50 and general raffles.  These funds will be used to purchase even more items for the kids. A 50" big screen TV (donated by Diamond Mechanical) and an "any size" helmet (donated by The Race Shack) were raffle prizes.   

 

With a last hour addition to the event, the following drivers were inducted into the 2022 Arizona Motorsports Hall of Fame: Teddy Martin, Len Blum, Russ Chase, Ed Smith, Gene Gunn.

Friday Nov 11, 2022  MyRacePass Full Results

Junior Sprints 5 Entries

A Feature  20 Laps | 00:03:33.361

1. 7X-Miken Iverson[1]; 2. 05-William Davis[4]; 3. 13-Brayden Jewett[5]; 4. 35X-Steve Davis[2]; 5. 20-Kelly Weitzel[3]

NOW600 Restricted 15 Entries

A Feature  20 Laps | 00:13:35.533

1. 2A-Grant Schaadt[5]; 2. 21-Jaxton Merrifield[3]; 3. 97-Connor Lundy[8]; 4. 08-Steve Davis[9]; 5. 9X-Zoe Beal[4]; 6. 77X-Logan Wood[11]; 7. (DNF) 16G-Gavin Jewett[1]; 8. (DNF) 4AZ-JB Morris[7]; 9. (DNF) 48-Adien Bauer[10]; 10. (DNF) 29-Jaydon Barnes[2]; 11. (DNF) L8-Ethan Stevens[6]; 12. (DNF) 5-Kollin Klein[12]; 13. (DNS) 24-Hudson Storment; 14. (DNS) 37X-Xander Dundon; 15. (DNS) 71-Anthony Rea

NOW600 Non-Wing A-Class 26 Entries

A Feature  20 Laps | 00:17:35.882

1. 51-RJ Johnson[6]; 2. 14L-Logan Heath[12]; 3. 29-Cory Brown[1]; 4. 77-Preston Norbury[7]; 5. 49-Cameron La Rose[3]; 6. 92B-Eric Bartlett[5]; 7. 23-Josh Castro[8]; 8. 8-Zachary Madrid[16]; 9. 78B-Brody Wake[18]; 10. 3X-Chris Rahe[10]; 11. 97-Damian Norbury[19]; 12. 7J-Jacob Kirchoff[15]; 13. 7-Nolan Haag[9]; 14. 83-Hayley Aragon[14]; 15. 8X-Jake Branum[2]; 16. (DNF) 20-Shon Deskins[4]; 17. (DNF) 75-Corbin Rueschenberg[11]; 18. (DNF) 9B-Casey Bauman[20]; 19. (DNS) 81-Chloe High; 20. (DNS) 75T-Tyler Johnson

NOW600 Non-Wing Outlaw 27 Entries
A Feature  20 Laps | 00:11:31.220

1. 02-Ashton Torgerson[1]; 2. 73B-Braden Chiaramonte[2]; 3. 3-Drake Edwards[3]; 4. 78B-Brody Wake[6]; 5. 49-Cameron La Rose[15]; 6. 2-Joshua Shipley[8]; 7. 88-Austin Torgerson[7]; 8. 24-Cody Corey[10]; 9. 51G-Grant Schaadt[9]; 10. 21S-Brandon Sutton[17]; 11. 54X-Tommy Velasquez III[19]; 12. 28-Mickey Gile[4]; 13. 12-Chloe High[20]; 14. 23-Josh Castro[11]; 15. 43E-Eddie Hamblen[18]; 16. 74-Robby Brockman[16]; 17. (DNF) 8-Zachary Madrid[12]; 18. (DNF) 9B-Casey Bauman[13]; 19. (DNF) 20-Tony Morris[5]; 20. (DNS) 75-Corbin Rueschenberg

A big thanks goes to Maxwell Patrick Imagery for providing these images.    The ones here on the website are only a sample of what's available in his gallery and they are low resolution for quick access.  To see the complete gallery (many more great images) and order full resolution photos, goto the Friday Gallery 

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Saturday Nov 12, 2022  MyRacePass Full Results

NOW600 Restricted 14 Entries

A Feature  20 Laps | 00:15:51.923
1. 2A-Grant Schaadt[2]; 2. 29-Jaydon Barnes[1]; 3. L8-Ethan Stevens[3]; 4. 97-Connor Lundy[4]; 5. 37X-Xander Dundon[14]; 6. 71-Anthony Rea[5]; 7. 8X-Zoe Beal[10]; 8. 4AZ-JB Morris[6]; 9. 77X-Logan Wood[11]; 10. (DNF) 16G-Gavin Jewett[7]; 11. (DNF) 08-Steve Davis[12]; 12. (DNF) 03-James Ferrin[8]; 13. (DNF) 21-Jaxton Merrifield[13]; 14. (DNS) 5G-Kollin Klein

NOW600 Non-Wing Outlaw 45 Entries
A Feature  50 Laps | 00:17:03.727

1. 02-Ashton Torgerson[11]; 2. 2X-Elijah Gile[2]; 3. 88-Austin Torgerson[15]; 4. 24-Cody Corey[4]; 5. 54X-Tommy Velasquez III[6]; 6. 51G-Grant Schaadt[18]; 7. 77-Preston Norbury[10]; 8. 74-Robby Brockman[5]; 9. 3X-Chris Rahe[7]; 10. 21S-Brandon Sutton[9]; 11. 28-Mickey Gile[16]; 12. 75-Corbin Rueschenberg[17]; 13. 78B-Brody Wake[13]; 14. 7-Nolan Haag[12]; 15. 7J-Jacob Kirchoff[20]; 16. 3-Drake Edwards[19]; 17. (DNF) 73B-Braden Chiaramonte[8]; 18. (DNF) 23-Josh Castro[3]; 19. (DNF) 2-Joshua Shipley[14]; 20. (DNF) 49-Cameron La Rose[1]

Midgets 20 Entries
A Feature 25 Laps | 00:13:22.186

1. 86-Drake Edwards[1]; 2. 3AZ-Chloe High[2]; 3. 11-AJ Hernandez[5]; 4. 01-Nathan High[4]; 5. 74-Dale Eliason Jr[13]; 6. 7-Isaiah Vasquez[12]; 7. 22-Lonnie Oliver[9]; 8. 33AZ-Tyler High[11]; 9. 57-Kyle Huttenhow[6]; 10. 20-Kyle Hawse[14]; 11. 31-todd hawse[8]; 12. 51-JR Wood[16]; 13. (DNF) 32-Cory Brown[10]; 14. (DNF) 20X-Shon Deskins[3]; 15. (DNF) 82D-Dustin Cormany[7]; 16. (DNF) 48-Gary DeWitt[15]

Saturday Pictures: 

A few photos from the Hall of Fame Ceremony

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A few photos from the races

Once again, a big thanks goes to Maxwell Patrick Imagery for providing these images.    The ones here on the website are only a sample of what's available in his gallery and they are low resolution for quick access.  To see the complete gallery (many more great images) and order full resolution photos, goto the Saturday Gallery 

November 11 & 12, 2022 Pre-Race Notes: 

Friday Nov 11 Details:

  • Outlaw NOW600 Micro Sprints (Non Wing) 

  • A Class NOW600 Micro Sprints (Non Wing) 

  • Restricted NOW600 Micro Sprints 

  • Jr Sprints 

Proposed Schedule (likely to change during the night) 

Gates Open 2:00 

PitPasses/Reg/PillDraw – 3:30: 5:15

Drivers Meeting  pm 5:30

Wheel pack/Hotlaps 6:00

Last Minute Registration 5:15 - 6:45 (Tag the heats, no passing points) 

Heats 7:00-7:55

Track Prep / Intermission 8:00-8:30

Mains 8:30-9:45 

 

The last minute registration will give drivers extra time to arrive at the track 

and still be able to compete in the races. 

Saturday Nov 12 Details:

Classes & Running Order

  • Restricted NOW600 Micro Sprints 

  • Outlaw NOW600 Micro Sprints (Non Wing) – 50-Lap Main

  • Western Midget Racing (Midgets) – 25-Lap Main

 

Main AMS opens at Noon - 12:00 PM 

Pit passes, pill draw:  2:00 - 3:45 PM 

General Admission starts at 2:00 PM  

Drivers meeting at 4:00 PM.

Wheel Pack/Hot Laps WMR 4:30 PM.

Hotlaps: Restricted, Outlaw NW

Dash for Cash: WMR 5:30 PM

Heats (8 Laps): Restricted, Outlaw NW, WMR

B Mains (if required 12 Laps): Outlaw NW, WMR

Track Prep / Intermission

Mains    20-Laps                 Restricted

                50-Laps                 Now600 NW, first 40-Lpas Yellow and Green Count, last 10-Laps all green

                Hall of Fame Ceremony             

                25-Laps                 WMR

Also on Saturday: 

The 2022 Arizona Motorsports Hall of Fame induction ceremony, the 2022 inductees are:

Teddy Martin

Len Blum

Russ Chase

Ed Smith

Gene Gunn.

The program consists of Midgets and Micro Midgets

Quads and UTV'S used for push vehicles only with a licensed driver 16-years or older, no riders, allowed to be used in the pit areas for pushing registered race vehicles.   All other types of Electric or Fuel Powered Bicycles, Motorcycles, Segways, Unicycles, Tricycles, Golf Karts, Transportation vehicles are prohibited in the pit areas.  Exception: All ADA type of Transportation. Two wheel bicycles. (note only ADA allowed in GA areas)

RACEceivers and Transponders Required: (MyLaps AMB Red - Cars) Rentals available

MyRacePass will be used for Registration, Pilldraw, Lineups, Results and Payouts

General Admission – Ages 13 & up $10, 5-12 $5, 4 & Under Free*

Pit Passes- Drivers & Participants: $35, Pit Crew: Adults Ages 13 & Up $35, Ages 5-12 $15, & Ages 4 & under Free

(Minors must have a minor release on file) *

*Muffler and Fuel Cutoff Requirements