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I’ve put this site on the back burner for a year now.  Time to get some updates on it again starting this weekend.  Videos, photos coming and (finally) a place to purchase  “Butch’s Resin Bodies” outside of e-bay.  The store will either be housed here at the RCHORA site or will be on its own site (an extension of this site) at

Plans are to start scanning all our year books as well dating back to I believe the late 70’s. Whew, that’ll be some work!

Check back in shortly for some new content.  All results from 2015 will be posted to the standings page as well to bring all standings up to date there.  Should be weekly or biweekly updates from then on of the current season standings.

Martin Sweeps Track Championship at Ames Memorial



This past week the drivers of the Crash & Burn series went to Dakota, MN for the 4th and final night at Ames Memorial Speedway.  Entering the night Bill martin lead all 4 division points after 3 weeks, but was in striking distance for drivers to take the top position in the final visit to Ames Memorial for 2014.



First round of the night was the Hobby Stock division where Bill Martin held a 7 point lead over #28 Pat Schroeder.  3rd through 5th were all tied 8 points behind the leader (Tom Lange, Rich Hohlfeld, and Paul Gilbertson).  As the heats progressed in the end it was 3rd place entry Tom Lange who would come out at the end with the most points on the night with a solid 25 overtaking Paul Gilbertson and taking 2nd place away from Pat Schroeder who only was able to pull 14 points at the end.  Although Tom Lange scored the most points it was not enough to make up the 8 point gap with Martin ending the Hobby Stock night with a total 23 points taking his first track title.  Martin takes first with 90 points followed by Tom Lange, Paul Gilbertson, Pat Schroeder, and Jake Shimshak rounding out the top 5 positions.  Rich Hohlfeld would drop to the 6th spot.  Feature winner for the night would be Paul Gilbertson in his #5 Whers/TJs sponsored 69 Chevelle.




Next round for the night would be the Late Model division.  Points were tighter entering the night with only an 8 point spread from 1st to 3rd between Bill Martin, Paul Gilbertson, and Tom Lange.  4th place Rich Hohlfeld was also in striking distance on the top 3 spots, but it would be a tough gap to make up pending the other driver’s results.  When the heats &  features came to a close there was a total 4 drivers coming away with 20+ points and a 5th coming away with a total of 19 (Jake Shimshak).  The Feature win would go to Rich Hohlfeld, his 2nd feature win of the year at Ames Memorial, bringing his total points to 20.  Although winning the feature, Rich would come away 4th in the final track title points.  In the end Martin would come away with 27 points on the night followed by Tom Lange with 23 (who ends up 3rd overall) and Paul Gilbertson with 21 (2nd place overall).  Martin ends the night gaining points on the field and finishing with a 10 point lead taking his 2nd track title for the night.


3rd round for the night would be the Vintage Grand National series.  Entering the night this was the closest battle as Martin only had a single point lead over Paul Gilbertson’s #17 Chevy with Jake Shimshak also in striking distance only 5 points behind the leader.  All 3 drivers in the top 3 were also feature winners in the previous 3 weeks of racing at Ames Memorial.  When the points were tallied at the end of the night we saw all 3 of the top runnings scoring strong.  Martin ended the night with 27 points (including feature) followed by Jake Shimshak with 24, and Paul Gilbertson with another strong 21 point finish.  Jake Shimshak would pull off his 2nd feature win on the night, putting him one point short of 2nd place finisher Paul Gilbertson.  With Martin’s 27 point finish he wins his 3rd track championship of the night.  Rich Hohlfeld would pull off a 4th place finish followed by Bob Talley’s #15 Tippy Toe Inn Ford rounding out the top 5.


4th and final division of the night would be the Limited Late Models.  Entering the night Bill held a decent 6 point lead over two drivers tied for 2nd place (Jake Shimshak & Rich Hohlfeld) followed by Tom Lange 4 more points back in the 4th position.  Paul Gilbertson & Pat Schroeder were tied for the 5th position.  After some hard crashes and very close battles during the heats it was Paul Gilbertson who would come away with the feature win with an easy single car remaining win on lane 1 after a big crash on the frontstretch early on in the race.  Despite the feature win and a total combined point total for the night of 27  points with his heat races it was not enough to finish any higher than 4th position behind 3rd place Jake Shimshak pulling 18 points, 3rd place Tom Lange who came away with a strong 24 points, and 1st place Bill Martin who came away with 23 points.  With his 23 points Martin was able to capture his 4th track championship of the night and sweep all 4 divisions..



Over all 4 divisions we saw 16 features.  Here’s the feature winners (and how many they won)

1.) Paul Gilbertson (5 wins)
2.) Bill Martin (3 wins)
3.) Jake Shimshak (2 wins)
4.) Rich Hohlfeld (2 wins)
5.) Pat Schroeder (2 wins)
6.) Tom Lange (2 win)

Final Points Standings for the track can be seen with the link below:
Ames Memorial Superspeedway Standings (Final)

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2014 Oktoberfest Results


Schroeder wins back to back Fests, now has Book Ends

    Once again Pat Amos Schroeder was the odds on favorite to win the Fest pole with his Havoline Thunderbird, a garage queen that sits parked all year waiting for this 1 day a year. This year was different as Pat was quiet and relaxed, unlike years past. With Eleven drivers entered, Pat would be 4th out for his attempt.

    The random qualifying order put thirteen time Fest pole winner Paul Gilbertson in the number 1 spot. He was quick in practice in the #52 Bud T-Bird for the 2nd year in a row. Puk turned in the quickest lap he ever turned here, 0.034 faster than last year, and 0.041 off the track record set last year by Amos. Second out was Puk’s teammate Kevin Owen in the #16 D.A.P. Taurus. Kevin’s goal was to finish in the top 5. His time of 2:899 put him 8th on the grid. Next out was hometown favorite Jake Shimshak. Jake’s quickest lap was a 2:716 planting him 2nd quickest but up next was Amos. Not saying much Pat went about his business turning a best of 2:717 and figured oh well, no big deal. This placed Pat 3rd on the grid with Rich CrazyHo Hohlfeld, Johnny G, Shimmy, Bob T, AJ and Swingle yet to go. No one came close to the pole with their times being in the 8s. Puk ended up with his 14th career Fest pole. Deceased Don Ames is 2nd with 7 poles followed by John Gilbertson who has 6, his last coming 30 years ago in ’84.

    For the 2nd time ever all qualified drivers had a chance to win the 15 second Dash 4 Cash, $15 and a $25 Amazon gift card. Puk edged Jake in heat 1 while Shimmy and Swingle ended up between Puk and Jake. Puk’s win was his 9th career.

    All drivers names were randomly drawn by the computer and each driver would race on each lane once for 160 seconds. Amos won heat 1 on lane 4 with a lap count of 54 by 2 laps over Paul Shimshak and 3 over AJ. Shimmy, in Jake’s back up car, then scored wins taking heats 2 & 3. After placing 2nd in heat 3 Jake won heat 4 over Rich. Rich then won heats 5 & 6. Puk won heats 7 & 8 after placing 3rd in heat 6. Shimmy once again ran strong taking heat 9 over Puk and then Puk won heat 10 over Bill.

    With one heat to go Puk held a 50 lap lead and his racing was over. Each heat winner had over 52 laps so it didn’t look promising for Paul. Schroeder stayed out of trouble and cruised to a 56 lap heat win taking the 40th annual “The Fest” for a second year in a row. This has happened only 5 times before between 3 drivers, Puk, Scott Murphy and now Pat.. Schroeder’s Havoline Ford also has tied a Fest record with Puk’s Caps Vending Nova having won The Fest 3 times.

       FIN  STR  #    DRIVER            TYPE OF CAR/SPONSOR      TIME  LAPS
        1       3     28   Pat Schroeder     Thunderbird/Havoline               2:717    273
        2       1     52   Paul Gilbertson   Thunderbird/Bud                      2:663    267
        3       4     18   Rich Hohlfeld      Fusion/Dairyland                     2:803    258
        4     11     30   Bill Martin          Taurus/Redkote                         DNT    258
        5       2  16oz  Jake Shimshak    MC/Old Milwaukee                  2:716   257
        6       7  16oz  Paul Shimshak    MC/Old Milwaukee                  2:874   257
        7       6     75   AJ Shimshak      Monte Carlo/Mello Yello          2:861   247
        8       5     88   John Gilbertson  Thunderbird/Menards                2:824   247
        9       8     16   Kevin Owen       Taurus/D.A.P.                            2:899   243
       10    10     17   Bob Talley          MC/Reeces                                3:094   243
       11      9     23   Mark Swingle     Monte Carlo/Camel                    2:926   228

     Hobbyfest for 2014 was taken home by Jake Shimshak and Bill Martin took home the win in the spectator drags edging out Paul “Shimmy” Shimshak in the best of 3 finale.

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Martin takes home 2014 NasTJet Nationals

Nastjet Field 2014 all

It’s been two and a half years since the last Nastjet Nationals were held. That doesn’t mean the cars and drivers have been sitting idle. These boys have been burning up the asphalt at Thompson Speedway and River City Raceway on the Crash and Burn circuit. Eleven drivers from Wisconsin, Minnesota and California made the trip to the 2 ½ mile Ames Memorial Super Speedway trioval for 2 rounds of side by side rubbing racing.

Nastjet Main 2014

At the scales Tom Lange’s Lowe’s Chevy once again grabbed the lead sled award with a weight of 30.52 grams, up 5.62 from 2009! Tipping the scale the other way was Old Milwaukee Chevy driver Jake Killer Shimshak with a 23.50.
  Qualifying consisted of each driver touring the track for 5 laps with the best lap counting as the driver’s official time. Wilton Wisconsin driver Bob Talley was the first up where he set the pace in his DuPont #24 with a 3:335 knocking off over 3 tenths of a second for a personal best. After Bob the track got faster. Second out was LaValle Wisconsin driver Tom Lange who was the first to lower the track record with a 3:147. The third driver out was Californian driver Richard Phillis. NoCal Rich managed a 3:289 with his FRAY legal Aurora chassis under the Aflac Ford Fusion.
  Driving the only Mopar in the field, the Budweiser #9 Charger, Mark Swingle was the next driver to lower the track record with a 3:130 knocking off over 2 tenths of a second for a

Nastjet L-U 2014

personal best. That stood up till the next driver Paul Gilbertson lowered it to 3:120. Next out were Pat Schroeder and Jake Shimshak whose attempts landed them 9th and 8th on the grid.The 8th driver out was Paul Shimshak who was making his 2nd start in this event. Driving the #17 DeWalt Ford Fusion Shimmy turned the trioval in 3:032 on his third lap. Would this hold up for a new track record? Three more drivers were yet to take their stab at the track record, all heavy hitters. First up was Rich CrazyHo Hohlfeld who was still looking for his first ever pole award in this event. He toured the track in 3:117 which placed him 3rd on the starting grid. Next up was Madison’s Dr.Noise. Martin came away with a disappointing 3:145 for a 6th place start. The last driver out was Mr. Full Throttle Drew Kreibich in Johnny G’s FedEx Toyota. Drew’s best lap was a 3:108 which placed him on the outside of row one. Shimmy’s time stood up giving the #17 its 3rd pole with 3 different drivers in the 7 years of Nastjet National racing. “I like this driving for someone else, just show up and race” said Shimmy. All in all 7 drivers eclipsed the track record of 3:187.
Nastjet Pole 2014  This year’s events were run using the Crash and Burn rotation with a randomized driver line up. Eleven drivers equals 11 heats with the top 5 plus ties moving on to round 2’s 90 second segments were the driver with the most laps and furthest distance wins.
  In round 1 five different drivers won segments led by Bill Martin with 4. Others with segment wins were Drew, Tom and Jake with 2 each while Rich managed 1 win. Point wise Tom lead the way to the Round 2 Main with 68 followed by Bill and Rich with 67. Drew, Shimmy and Jake collected 66 points and also advance to Round 2. Since NoCal Rich was next with 65 he was added to Round 2 as a promoter’s option giving us 7 racers all vying for the Nastjet Nationals Title.
  Rich started off Round 2 racing strong with a win and 27 laps. Hanging tough was Bill and NoCal Rich with the all important 27 laps. Martin pushed the envelope in heat 2 with 28 laps while Tom, NoCal Rich, and Shim came away with 27. Tom ran strong in heat 3 winning with 28 while Shim, NoCal Rich and Jake turned 27. Another win and 28 more laps for Tom in heat 4 while Rich and Jake could only muster 26. Rich pulled out his 2nd win with a 28 lap segment win while Jake placed 2nd also with 28. Bill got his 2nd win in heat 6 with 27 laps followed by Rich and NoCal Rich with 26.
Nastjet Winner 2014 2


  Entering the final segment Bill and Tom held a 1 lap lead (108) over Rich and NoCal Rich (107). Jake’s segment racing was over and his total was 133 meaning the above 4 drivers needed 25 to 26 laps to become the overall winner. Rich pulled out the win, his 3rd, with 28 laps but Martin also was able to complete 28 laps to become the overall winner by 3/4s of a lap. Martin ended up with a total of 136 laps followed by Rich with 135 and NoCal Rich with 134. Martin became the 4th different Nastjet National Champion coming in his 2nd start. NoCal Rich placed 3rd in all 5 of his Round 2 segments.

Ames Memorial Superspeedway Results of Week 2 (2014)

Welcome to Ames Memorial Superspeedway!
Welcome to Ames Memorial Superspeedway!

2014 Ames Memorial Superspeedway Week 2 Standings

2014 Overall Standings as of Week 3

This week in Crash & Burn we returned to Ames Memorial Superspeedway for one more practice week before entering this coming Sunday’s OktHOberfest event.  Pat Schroeder continued his incredible start to 2014 by locking up his 2nd feature win, both coming from the same track.  After just 3 weeks Pat is really on his way to a fantastic 2014 Hobby Stock season.  Pat was also the top points man for the even coming away with 23 followed by Bill Martin, Rich Hohlfeld, and Jake Shimshak all earning themselves 22 points for the night.  Paul Shimshak came in 3rd on points coming home with 21.

Tragedy for the scoring chair!
Tragedy for the scoring chair!

In The late models we saw the return of J.D. Stacy sponsorship on Bill Martin’s new #39 Camaro.  Despite the new sponsorship it was Paul Gilbertson who took home top points this week in his #5 STP/Sungowi Camaro.  Paul came home with 23 points followed closely by Bill Martin, Tom Lange, and Kevin Owen who all earned 21 points.  5th points position fell to Jake Shimshak with another strong week under his belt.

Limited Late Models were the next event and this time around Jake Shimshak in his #16oz Old Milwaukee Monte Carlo showing everyone how it’s done.  Jake came away with 25 points  followed by Paul Gilbertson with 22, Kevin Owen with 21, Bill Martin with 20, and Rich Hohlfeld with 18.

Final event for the night was the Vintage Grand National series.  Once again showing their muscle were Paul Gilbertson and Jake Shimshak who earned 24 points and 23 points respectively.  Following them was Rich Hohlfeld with 21 points in his #6 1957 Ford,  Kevin Owen pulling in 20 points in his #16 white 1957 Ford, and Bill Martin with 19 in the #7UP 1956 Merc.

This week’s Lead Foot of the Week goes to Jake Shimshak.

Congrats to all drivers and we’ll see you next time at the OktHOberfest Event at Ames Memorial Superspeedway!

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Thompson Speedway Week 1 2014 Recap

RCHORA & The Crash n' Burn fanclub doing what they do best.
RCHORA & The Crash n’ Burn fanclub doing what they do best.

2014 Thompson Speedway Week 1 Standings

Paul Gilbertson led the way to the hobby stock main even and came away with his league leading 9th feature win at Thompson Speedway breaking a tie he had with Greg Oliver.  Bill Martin claimed 2nd place.  Puk was also Top Dog with 26 points.

Bill Martin led the way to the late model main but it was Jake Shimshak picking up his first ever LM feature at Thompson.  Kevin Owen placed 2nd followed by Top Dog Martin with 25 points.

Martin once again led the way to the feature this time in NasTJets with 3 heat wins.  Once again, though, it was Jake Shimshak with the win, his 2nd here and 4th career.  Placing 2nd was Pat Schroeder.  Jake wins top dog honors with 24.

Limited Late Model action once again saw Martin lead the way to the main and once again it was Jake coming away with the feature win, his 3rd of the night.  The win was Jake’s 2nd career LLM feature and came in LLM’s 50th event.  Top Dog honors went to Martin with 26.

For the 2nd week in a row Bill Martin wins Lead Foot of the week tallying 97 points.  Jake & Puk tied for 2nd with 84 points each.

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2014 Season Opener @ Ames Memorial Superspeedway

Thirteen drivers participated in CnB’s 10th season opener and 4 where successful picking up feature wins.

Pat Amos Schroeder led the way to the Hobby main and came away with an impressive win, his 39th career and 9th here at AMS. With the win he moved into a tie for second place with Rich Hohlfeld on the all time list. After a dismal 2013 season which saw Pat win only 18 heats, 2 features and no Top Dog awards, Pat’s plans for 2014 were to put last season behind him. By the looks of things he’s back in championship form. Pat now has 10 straight years with at least 1 HS feature win.

Late Model action was tight. Rich Hohlfeld and Tom Lange led the way to the main with only 19 points. A three way run off for 2 spots was held with Bill Martin and Paul Gilbertson advancing when Mark Swingle crashed out. Paul Shimshak also made the main although he was feeling under the weather. Winning the run off wasn’t enough for Martin. When Hohlfeld and Shimmy crashed out that opened the door for Bill and he easily held off Puk and Tom for his 17th career win, and 4th here at AMS. In doing so he tied with Tom for Top Dog honors.

Limited Late Models were back in action for a second straight season here at AMS. Tom Lange led the way to the main with 3 heat wins and 22 points while Mike Carlson followed closely with 21 points and 2 wins. First out was Martin on lap 1 followed by Swingle and Carlson on lap 4. The race was over 10 laps early when Drew popped out on lap 5 handing the win to Tom, his first career. Tom also won Top Dog honors with 27.

Vintage racing was as tight as the LM action with defending champion Jake Shimshak leading the way with 19 points. His feature ended early crashing out on lap 1 opening the door for Puk, Mikey, Kevin Owen and Bill. Puk was able to hold off Mike for his league leading 23rd career win and Top Dog honors with 23. The win was Puk’s first ever here at AMS.

Dr.Noise Bill Martin, came away with his 31st career Lead Foot of the week award 83-82 over Puk moving himself into 1st place on the all time list. Tom Lange placed 3rd with 72 running only 3 of the 4 classes.

2014 Ames Memorial Superspeedway Week 1 Standings

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2013 Final Results

I didn’t attend one of the final 2 weeks of races for the 2013 season and decided to not take photos/video on the final final night of racing, so here is a recap to the end of our 2013 season in the way of all the final points results for the final 2 races along with the final Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Overall Points.

Congrats to all champions and we’re all looking forward to more fun getting together for the 2014 season!

2014 Overall Champions: Jake Shimshak (Hobby Stock & Vintage) Drew Kreibich (Late Model, NASTJets, Modifieds, LLM) and Rich Hohlfeld (CWRA)

2013 Crash & Burn Points Final Overall Standings

2013 Wisconsin Points Final Standings

2013 Minnesota Final Points Standings

2013 River City Raceway Final Points

2013 Ames Memorial Superspeedway Final Standings 

Dakota Interstate Speedway Week 4 Results (11-22-2013)

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Week 30 (DIS) Championship Night.

Mike Carlson held off Jake Shimshak for his first career feature win coming in his 39th start in Bill Martin’s #38 AMC Hornet. In doing so he became the 25 different Hobby Stock feature winner. AJ was Top Dog with 24 points sweeping the season’s Top Dog award.   Two time defending track champion AJ Shimshak entered the night with a 9 point advantage. Before the feature started AJ had already won the track title making it 3 in a row here at his home track. Jake ended up 2nd 10 markers behind for the second year in a row.   For the season 3 of the 17 driver made all 4 features; AJ, Jake & Puk. Jake led the way with 12 heat wins while feature winners were Jake, Rich Hohlfeld, Mike Carlson and Bill Martin all with 1 each. Top point night was week 1 by AJ with 26.

DSCN7762 In Late Model racing point’s leader Tom Lange failed to make the haul leaving the door open for Puk, Jake, Drew & Rich.  While these 4 drivers made the main only Rich finished, placing 2ndbehind 2010 CnB Late Model Champion Ike Shimshak who was making his first start of 2013. With the win Ike kept his streak going of at least 1 LM feature win a year. Drew was Top Dog with 23 allowing him to pass Tom, Puk and Jake for his first LM Track Title here at DIS.  For the season Drew led all drivers with 11 heat wins while Jake was the only driver to make all 4 feature events. Feature winners were Jake, Tom, Bob and Ike. Top Dogs were Drew (3), Tom, Puk & Bill. Top point night was week 2 by Drew & Puk both with 25.

Drew held a slim lead over Tom and Jake in Vintage action and when the dust had settled Mike Carlson had his first career feature win and Drew was a 3 time champion having won back in 2009 & 2010. Mike’s win came in his 22nd start. Drew placed 2nd in the main. Jake had an unusually bad night failing to make the main for only the 2nd time this season.  For the year Drew & Puk made all 4 feature events while Jake led the way with 8 heat wins. Feature winners were Drew, Puk, Jake and Mike. Top Dogs were Jake, Drew, Shimmy and Bob Talley. Top point night was week 3 by Shimmy with 23.

DSCN7797The evening’s Mod action was also the final CnB night of Mod racing. Drew held a commanding 17 point lead so pretty much had the championship wrapped up. But, in the overall CnB standings 4 drivers had a shot at the title. Johnny G led all drivers to the main with 20 points and came away with Top Dog honors with 21. Entering the main Drew and Bill Martin were tied for the overall. Drew took the lead at the start and never looked back to claim his 5th feature of the year. Bill pushed as hard as he could placing 2nd loosing the title by 1 point to Drew. This marked Drew’s first Mod Title, the best he had placed before this was 6th.

For the season here at DIS Drew and Bob Talley were the only drivers to make all 4 feature events. Drew led the way with 13 heat wins and 3 features. AJ was the only other feature winner. Top Dogs were Drew (2) Bill & John (1). Top point night was week 2 by Drew with 30, he sweep 5 of the 7 heats along with the feature.

Bill Martin won yet another Lead Foot of the week award 78 – 61 over Drew Kreibich. Between the 2 they have won the last 9 such awards. Jake finished the night in 3rd with 59 followed by Mike Carlson who picked up 2 feature wins, first time he has won more than 1 in a night.

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