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Racing News: West Wins in Badlands and Takes Nitto National Series Lead

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With Derek West's win in Badlands, he now has a substantial lead in the Nitto National Series points.

West Wins in Badlands and Takes Lead in Nitto National Series

More than 40 ULTRA4 drivers braved the rain and mud to take part in the fourth annual RCV ULTRA4s at Badlands race. Derek West was the last driver to qualify, and beat Macy Higgins’ time by more than 6 seconds, earning him both the pole position in the main race and the Billet Rifle Hot Shot Award. West started on the pole and held the fastest lap times. By the end of the race, West would finish one lap ahead of Doug Jackson and two laps ahead of Chris May. In addition to the 4400s, the 4500s raced the identical track starting behind the ULTRA4s. In the 4500 class, 451 driver James Cantrell took first place. In the UTV race sponsored by Badlands with a $1,000 purse, Brian Strane took first place.

With West's win in Badlands, he now has a substantial lead in the Nitto National Series points. The next race in the ULTRA4 Nitto National Championship will be this weekend with the 4 Wheel Parts Glen Helen Grand Prix, July 10–11. The next 4WD Hardware East Coast regional race is the Sturgis Off Road Blowout in Sturgis, Kentucky, July 31–August 1. For more information on ULTRA4 Racing, visit

Chris “BoostedGT” Hamilton will sign autographs and race in the NMRA's first-ever Grudge Night.

Chris “BoostedGT” Hamilton from Discovery Channel's “Street Outlaws” Attending NMRA All-Ford World Finals

The NMRA has arranged for Chris “BoostedGT” Hamilton, No. 5 on the “Street Outlaws’’ 405 list, to sign autographs and race in the first-ever Grudge Night to be held after hours during the 17th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA All-Ford World Finals. This is the largest NMRA Keystone Automotive Ford Nationals event of the year, and it takes place at Beech Bend Raceway Park in Bowling Green, Kentucky, the weekend of October 1–4, 2015. BoostedGT will sign autographs, hang out with racers and take pictures with NMRA's fans all day Saturday, October 3. BoostedGT races a Team Z Motorsports-built ’03 SVT Cobra with a Ford small-block that is pumped up by a Precision turbocharger. BoostedGT's Mustang is the first small-tire car to crack into the top half of the Street Outlaws list.

Irwindale Speedway NASCAR Results

Results from the NASCAR event at Irwindale Speedway, July 4, 2015:

Seidner's Collision Centers Late Models - Race 1 – 30 Laps

  • Trevor Huddleston
  • Riley Herbst
  • Toni McCray

NASCAR Mini Stocks – 35 Laps

  • Garrett Green
  • Robby Harryman
  • Aubree Porter

Pick Your Part Super Stocks – 35 Laps

  • Zack Green
  • Jimmy Sloan
  • Greg Crutcher

Seidner's Collision Centers Late Models – Race 2

  • Toni McCray
  • Trevor Huddleston
  • Mike Johnson

The next NASCAR race will be held Saturday, July 18, featuring Seidner's Collision Centers Late Models Twins, Pick Your Part Super Stocks, Mini Stocks, Legend Cars, Bandoleros and the Figure 8 Skid Plate Race. Discount tickets available at The Saturday Night Drag Racing NHRA Street Legal "Test & Tune" Session will be held July 11.