Papich Closes Out 2016 Racing
Season in Fall Nationals at Wheatland
9, 2016) Jason Papich and the PTR team wrapped up their 2016
racing season on October 7-8 in the annual running of the 'Fall
Nationals' at the state-of-the-art Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland,
Missouri. On Friday night in the $3,000 to win Lucas Oil MLRA Series
weekend opener, Jason ran second in his heat race prior to slipping
back a few spots during the 40-lap feature on his way to an eighth
place effort. At Wheatland on Saturday evening, Jason once again
finished second in heat race action, but a wreck during the $5,000
to win headliner helped drop him back to seventeenth in the final
finishing order. Full results from the season-ending 'Fall Nationals'
weekend can be accessed online at www.mlraracing.com.
Jason Papich Competes in Labor Day Weekend Specials with
4, 2016) The #91p team traveled to Lakeside Speedway in Kansas
City, Kansas and Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri on September
2-3 for a pair of Labor Day holiday weekend clashes with the Lucas
Oil MLRA Series. On Friday night at Lakeside, Jason Papich ran seventh
in his heat race prior to passing eleven competitors during the
$3,000 to win feature event en route to a solid eighth place showing.
In Saturday's $5,075 to win 'Larry Phillips Memorial' at Wheatland,
Jason won his heat race and led early in the 50-lapper before a
couple of racing incidents dropped the Arroyo Grande, California
native to a twentieth place effort. Full results from both MLRA
spectaculars can be obtained by clicking on www.mlraracing.com.
Papich Enters One Lone Event with MLRA this Week at Farley
9, 2016) With work commitments nixing his busy scheduled week
with the Lucas Oil MLRA Series, Jason Papich entered only one event
on Monday night, August 8 at Farley Speedway in Farley, Iowa. Jason
won his heat race in preliminary action and later started the $10,000
to win feature from the outside of the front row. Unfortunately,
the Arroyo Grande, California native was caught up in an early wreck
in the 50-lapper and was forced to retire in the twentieth spot.
Full results from last night at Farley can be obtained by clicking
Jason Papich has Solid Effort in Silver Dollar Nationals
24, 2016) The next event on the calendar for the #91p team
was a visit to I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska on July 22-23
for the 6th Annual 'Silver Dollar Nationals,' which was co-sanctioned
by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and Lucas Oil MLRA Series
and boasted a whopping $40,000 payday. The unique format kicked
off on Friday night with double heat races and passing points set
the lineup for Saturday's portion of the program. Jason Papich ran
fifth in his first heat race on Friday and fourth in his final prelim
of the evening. After an eighteenth place finish in Saturday's B-Main,
Jason took use of a MLRA provisional and later climbed up to fifteenth
by the checkers in the 80-lap crown jewel main event. Complete results
can be accessed by pointing your web browser to www.mlraracing.com.
Papich Earns Top Five at Monett; Competes in CMH Diamond
(July 17, 2016) The Papich-Toste Racing (PTR) team invaded
Monett Speedway in Monett, Missouri and Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland,
Missouri over the July 15-16 weekend for a pair of high-profile
events. On Friday night in the $3,000 to win 'John Kuntz Memorial'
at Monett, Jason Papich finished third in his MARS DIRTcar Series
heat race prior to grabbing a strong fifth place effort in the 40-lap
feature behind only winner Terry Phillips, Kyle Beard, Tommy Weder,
Jr., and Jesse Stovall.
At Wheatland on Saturday evening, the Lucas Oil MLRA Series and
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series co-sanctioned the annual running
of the 'CMH Diamond Nationals' and a $12,000 payday was on the line.
Jason wound up sixth in his loaded heat race and fourth in his B-Main,
which forced him to utilize a MLRA provisional to gain access into
the 60-lapper. The Arroyo Grande, California native was then able
to move forward during the attrition-filled race and despite drawing
a lap 43 caution flag, Jason was placed seventeenth in the final
finishing order. Complete results from both weekend races can be
viewed online at www.marsracingseries.com
Jason Papich Motors to Eighth in $5,000 Freedom Classic
3, 2016) Jason Papich and his #91p team entered one lone event
over the rainy holiday weekend, as they were in the pit area on
Saturday, July 2 for the 'Freedom Classic' at Salina Highbanks Speedway
in Salina, Oklahoma. The Lucas Oil MLRA Series presided over the
show, which boasted a $5,000 payday. Jason placed third in heat
race action prior to starting eleventh on the grid in the 40-lap
headliner. During the course of the A-Main, which was contested
on a one-groove racing surface, Jason quickly moved up a few spots
before eventually nabbing a solid eighth place showing in the 'Freedom
Classic.' Complete results from last night at Salina can be viewed
online at www.mlraracing.com.
Papich Ninth at I-80 Speedway; Lands on Podium at Corning!
26, 2016) The Papich-Toste Racing (PTR) team was back on the
Lucas Oil MLRA Series trail on June 24-25 with events at I-80 Speedway
in Greenwood, Nebraska and Adams County Speedway in Corning, Iowa.
On Friday night at I-80, Jason Papich ran fifth in his heat race,
won his B-Main, and later climbed past six competitors during the
$3,000 to win main event on his way to a solid ninth place showing.
At Corning on Saturday evening, Jason advanced up to third in his
heat race prior to knocking down a strong third place podium performance
in the $5,000 to win headliner. The Arroyo Grande, California native
crossed underneath the checkers after fifty green flag laps behind
only winner Jesse Stovall and runner-up Terry Phillips. Complete
results from the doubleheader weekend can be located online at www.mlraracing.com.
Jason Papich Battles MLRA Foes in Huge Tripleheader Weekend
5, 2016) Jason Papich and his #91p team followed the Lucas
Oil MLRA Series tour to three venues in the states of Iowa and Missouri
on June 2-4 for a trio of $3,000 to win shootouts. On Thursday night
at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa, Jason ran fifth in
heat race action prior to finishing fifteenth in the 30-lap feature
event. At Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa on Friday evening,
Jason placed ninth in his heat race, fifth in his B-Main, and twentieth
in the 40-lapper. In Saturday's weekend finale at Randolph County
Raceway in Moberly, Missouri, the Arroyo Grande, California ace
finished seventh in his heat race and second in his B-Main before
claiming another twentieth place performance in the 40-lap headliner.
Full results from the triple shot of MLRA competition can be found
online at www.mlraracing.com.
24th Annual Show-Me 100 Nightly Results from Lucas Oil
28, 2016) The grand finale of the 24th Annual 'Lucas Oil Show-Me
100' took place in front of a huge crowd tonight at Lucas Oil Speedway
in Wheatland, Missouri. Jason Papich had his sole focus set on bagging
the whopping $30,000 payday that was up for grabs in the Memorial
Day weekend special. Jason won his consolation event to transfer
into the 100-lap headliner and later started the extra-distance
affair from the inside of the tenth row. The Arroyo Grande, California
native then unfortunately hit the wall on lap 13 and was forced
to retire with heavy damage in the twenty-seventh position.
(May 27, 2016) Another $6,000 top prize was on the line
tonight at the state-of-the-art Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland,
Missouri in a special Tribute to Don and Billie Gibson event, which
was once again co-sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
and Lucas Oil MLRA Series. Jason Papich narrowly missed out on the
40-lapper tonight after running sixth in his loaded heat race and
third in his consolation event.
(May 26, 2016) The 24th edition of the 'Lucas Oil Show-Me
100' kicked off tonight at the immaculate Lucas Oil Speedway in
Wheatland, Missouri. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and Lucas
Oil MLRA Series co-sanctioned the 'Cowboy Classic' prelim tonight,
which drew 57 competitors to vie for the $6,000 winner's check.
Jason Papich qualified eighth fastest in Group B during time trials,
but was later involved in a heat race incident and wound up eighth
in his stacked prelim. Following a sixth place effort in his B-Main,
Jason was forced to watch the 45-lap headliner, which was won by
Jason Papich Escapes Rainy Weekend to Earn Top Five at
14, 2016) Over a rainy weekend, Jason Papich and his #91p team
wound up at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska on Friday evening,
May 13 for a weekly Super Late Model showdown. Jason ran sixth in
his heat race and later started the $900 to win main event from
the outside of the eighth row. The Arroyo Grande, California native
then moved past eleven competitors during the feature en route to
a strong fifth place showing behind only winner Tad Pospisil, Leon
Zeitner, Andrew Kosiski, and Bill Leighton, Jr. Complete results
from last night at I-80 Speedway can be accessed online at www.i80speedway.com.
Papich Enjoys Solid Racing Weekend in Iowa and Missouri!
(May 8, 2016) The Papich-Toste Racing (PTR) team started
their busy May 5-7 weekend in the Hawkeye State of Iowa with a pair
of $3,000 to win Lucas Oil MLRA Series tilts. On Thursday night
at Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa, Jason Papich finished
ninth in his heat race and fifth in his B-Main before utilizing
a series provisional and climbing all the way up to eighth in the
40-lap headliner. At the 1/4-mile oval at Davenport Speedway in
Davenport, Iowa on Friday evening, Jason placed third in his heat
race and eighth once again in the 40-lapper.
Following a rain-out of Saturday's MLRA stop at Scotland County
Speedway in Memphis, Missouri, the #91p team dropped into Federated
Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Missouri for a weekly Super Late Model
show. Jason ran second in his heat race and fifth in the dash before
starting the $1,200 to win main event from the inside of the third
row. The Arroyo Grande, California native then advanced past two
competitors during the 25-lap affair to bag a strong third place
podium performance behind only victor Tim Manville and runner-up
Cody Conner. Full results from the weekend battles can be viewed
online at www.mlraracing.com