|January 18th, 2015 - Junghans Continues Competition in Wild West Shootout
|Chase Junghans resumed action in the Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout at USA Raceway (Tucson, Arizona) on Friday night with a $3,000-to-win event. Rick Schwallie Photo
Fifty-two Super Late Models were registered for battle, and the night started with Junghans drawing the sixth starting spot for his heat. However, he would slip backwards to a seventh place finish, which left him short of locking into the 30 lap finale. Chase started tenth in his b-main and charged forward to a fifth place finish. Unfortunately, only the top four finishers transferred to the main event as his night came to an early end.
The team looked to bounce back on Saturday as another $3,000-to-win program was contested with fifty-two entrants. Unfortunately it would prove to be another tough outing as Chase fell short of locking into the feature via heat race action and had to run a b-main. Things would only get worse for Junghans in the b-main when he was caught up in a multi-car melee that brought his night to an early end, after racing into a transfer position from his tenth starting spot.
The week-long trek in Tucson drew to a close on Sunday evening with a $10,000-to-win event that drew a field of fifty entries to the 3/8 mile oval. Chase slipped from his front-row starting spot to a third place finish in his heat race, sending him to a b-main. He went on to win the b-main from second, locking him into the eighteenth starting position on the feature grid. In the 50 lap finale, Junghans battled for position early on before ultimately retiring to a 21st place finish in the final rundown.
Full results from the event are available at www.RaceUSARaceway.com
|January 14th, 2015 - Chase Opens Wild West Shootout with Podium Finish!
|Chase Junghans opened his 2015 campaign in his #18 Shop Quik Racing/Capital Race Cars Super Late Model on Saturday evening at USA Raceway (Tucson, Arizona) during the opening round of the Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout. Rick Schwallie Photo
Fifty Super Late Models entered the $3,000-to-win event, and Junghans night began by drawing the ninth starting spot for his heat race. With passing points determining the transfers, Chase charged from ninth to a third place finish locking him into the fourth starting position for the 30 lap feature. Junghans battled throughout the top five for much of the main event before securing a podium finish in the closing laps when he slipped passed Billy Moyer Jr. for a third place performance behind race winner, Darrell Lanigan and Billy Moyer.
On Sunday afternoon a $5,000-to-win purse was posted, and Chase's outing started with him once again drawing a high number at pill draw, pinning him deep in a heat race. He went on to overcome his seventh place starting spot, charging forward to a solid second place finish to lock into the fifth starting spot for 30 lap finale. Junghans battled amongst the top five early on in the feature before settling to a tenth place finish in the final rundown.
Wednesday night's program was headlined by a $3,000-to-win event that drew a field of forty-six entries to the 3/8 mile oval. Junghans started his night by drawing the third starting spot for the first heat race. He went on to register a third place finish which locked him into the sixteenth starting position for the feature. During the course of the 30 lap main event, Chase advanced four spots to a twelfth place finish at the checkered flag.
Full results from the events are available at www.RaceUSARaceway.com
|November 22nd, 2014 - Chase Junghans Competes in Tennessee and Georgia
|Chase Junghans looked to close out a busy 2014 season over the weekend with a pair of $5,000-to-win events in Tennessee and Georgia.
Cleveland Speedway (Cleveland, Tennessee) was the destination on Friday night at the Southern All Star Racing Series sanctioned the annual Gobbler. Thirty-five Super Late Models entered the event, and with the top ten qualifiers locking into the 50 lap finale Chase would fall short of the mark and have to run a b-main. Unfortunately, mechanical issues in his b-main would bring his night to a disappointing early end. Chad Wells Photo
Full results from the event are available at www.SASDirt.com
Action shifted to Boyd's Speedway (Ringgold, Georgia) on Saturday evening for the Turkey Gobble 50, which drew a field of thirty-one Super Late Models to the historic oval. Junghans would once again fall short of locking into the feature via time trials and have to run a b-main. He raced to a second place finish in his b-main, earning him the tenth starting spot on the feature grid. Chase settled to a disappointing nineteenth place finish in the final rundown.
Complete results can be found at www.BoydsSpeedway.net
|November 8th, 2014 - Junghans Ends WoO Rookie Season at Charlotte
|Chase Junghans ended his World of Outlaws (WoO) Late Model Series rookie season over the weekend with a trip to The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway (Concord, North Carolina) for the 8th Annual World Finals.
Thursday night's program was highlighted by double qualifying rounds for the seventy-five entries, which determined the heat race line-ups for each of Friday and Saturday nights, $12,000-to-win events.
Via his first round qualifying efforts, Chase earned the sixth starting spot for his heat race on Friday night. He advanced to a fourth place finish which left him one spot short of the transfer, sending him to a b-main. He later won his respective b-main, earning him the 20th starting spot on the feature grid. Junghans went on to register a nineteenth place finish at the checkered flag.
The team looked for a better outing on Saturday unfortunately, Junghans started the night off with heat race struggles that would put him behind the eight-ball. Having failed to transfer through the heat race he would have to run a b-main, where he only managed a fifth place finish. As a result Chase would have to utilize a series provisional to lock in the 27th starting spot for the 50 lap finale. He advanced nine positions in the main event to an eighteenth place finish.
Junghans finished second in the Rookie of the Year chase and tenth in the overall points. Complete results from the weekend and the final standings can be found at www.WoOLMS.com
|November 2nd, 2014 - Top Ten for Junghans in National 100 at EAMS
|Chase Junghans continued his late season southern tour over the weekend as the team traveled to East Alabama Motor Speedway (Phenix City, Alabama) for the 40th running of the National 100.
A strong field of thirty-three Super Late Models converged on the 3/8 mile oval for the mega-event, which posted a $20,000 top prize. Chase qualified tenth overall during time trials on Saturday night before recording a third place finish in his heat race, locking him into the tenth starting spot for Sunday evening's 100 lap finale.
Junghans would battle amongst the top ten throughout the course of the 100 lapper, taking the checkered flag with a solid seventh place finish.
Full results from the weekend are available at www.EAMSDirt.com
|October 25th, 2014 - Junghans Makes 20th Annual Coors Light Fall Classic
|Chase Junghans was back in action over the weekend the Shop Quik Racing team competed in the 20th Annual Coors Light Fall Classic at Whynot Motorsports Park (Meridian, Mississippi).
A stout field of forty-eight competitors looked to chase the $15,000 top prize, and via time trails Junghans locked into the seventh starting spot for his heat race. He advanced to a fourth place finish, which left him one spot short of the transfer and sent him to a b-main on Saturday.
Chase raced to a second place finish in his b-main, earning him the 24th starting spot on the grid for the 100 lap finale. Junghans was running just outside the top ten when he made contact with an infield tire and retired to a thirteenth place finish in the final rundown.
Full results from the weekend are available at www.WhynotMotorsportsPark.com
|October 11th, 2014 - Chase Junghans Competes in Cotton Pickin' 100
|Chase Junghans and the Shop Quik Racing team made the trip to Magnolia Motor Speedway (Columbus, Mississippi) for the 11th Annual Magnolia State Cotton Pickin' 100.
The $20,000-to-win program drew a field of seventy-two Super Late Models to the 3/8 mile oval, and Friday night's preliminary action found Chase locking into the fifth starting position in his heat race via time trails. He charged to a second place finish, earning him the seventh starting spot in Saturday's 100 lap finale.
When the main event went green on Saturday, Junghans battled amongst the top ten early on before the handle on his #18 Shop Quik/Capital Super Late Model began to fade as he settled to a fourteenth place finish.
Complete results from the event can be found at www.MagnoliaDirt.com
|October 5th, 2014 - Junghans Enters a Pair of LOLMDS Events in Georgia
|Chase Junghans made the long haul to the state of Georgia over the weekend for pair of $10,000-to-win, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) events.
Dixie Speedway (Woodstock, Georgia) was the destination for the team on Saturday night at they competed in the annual Dixie Shootout. Forty-five Super Late Models registered for the event, and struggles in heat race and b-main action saw Junghans ultimately failing to reach a transfer position into the 50 lap finale.
Sunday evening took the team to Rome International Speedway (Rome, Georgia), as thirty-four entries registered for battle. Chase missed the transfer to the feature via heat race action and had to run a b-main. He advanced to a fourth place finish in his b-main but, only the top three moved on to the main event, bringing his night to an early end.
Full results from the weekend are available at www.LucasDirt.com
|September 27th, 2014 - Chase Junghans Tackles Knoxville Nationals
|After a week away from the track, Chase Junghans traveled to Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, Iowa) for the 11th Annual Knoxville Late Model Nationals at the famed, 1/2 mile oval.
A strong field for seventy-nine Super Late Models were on hand for the $7,000-to-win, preliminary event on Thursday night. Chase advanced to a third place finish in his heat race, earning him the eleventh starting spot for the 25 lap, preliminary feature. Junghans battled around the top ten early on before ultimately retiring to a disappointing 24th place finish.
In Friday's preliminary action Chase struggled in qualifying, which left him starting at the back of his heat race. He mounted a convincing charged to a fifth place finish, but only the top three finishers advanced, sending him to a b-main. Junghans battled the handle on his #18 entry during the b-main as he faded backwards, and ultimately failed to qualify for the 25 lap, $7,000-to-win preliminary feature.
Chase's efforts the two previous nights positioned him starting sixth in the b-main on Saturday evening. He advanced to a third place finish in the b-main, earning him 27th starting spot for the 100 lap, $40,000-to-win finale. Despite starting near the back of the pack, the Manhattan, Kansas ace charged through the field to record a solid ninth place finish.
Full results from the event are available at www.LucasDirt.com
|September 13th, 2014 - Junghans Enters WoO Event at Berlin
|It was back on the dusty trail with the World of Outlaws (WoO) Super Late Models over the weekend.
The 3rd Annual Keyser Manufacturing Down 'N Dirty weekend presented by NAPA Auto Parts was held at Berlin Raceway (Marne, Michigan). The WoO sanctioned event was originally slated for Friday and Saturday, but wet conditions on Friday forced the program to be condensed into a single $15,000-to-win show on Saturday evening.
Thirty-three Super Late Models registered for action, and Chase raced to third place finish in his heat race to earn the ninth starting spot for the 65 lap finale. During the course of the feature Jungahns battled around the top ten before settling to a fourteenth place finish in the final rundown.
Chase is currently second in the latest Rookie of the Year standings and tenth in the overall points. Complete results from the weekend can be found at www.WoOLMS.com
|September 6th, 2014 - Chase Junghans Competes in World 100
|The 44th Annual World 100 was held over the weekend at Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, Ohio) as 117 entries converged on the legendary, 1/2 mile oval for the crown jewel.
(Zach Yost Photo)
On Thursday evening the field was divided into a pair of $5,000-to-win programs, and via qualifying Chase earned the fourth starting spot for his heat race. He raced to a fourth place finish in the heat, sending him to a b-main where he started second. In the b-main Junghans picked up the win to lock into the 20th starting spot for the 25 lap, preliminary feature. He went on to register a 23rd place finish in the final rundown.
Friday night found another pair of $5,000-to-win races being held, and the team would struggle to find the setup on their #18 Shop Quik/Capital Super Late Model. As a result, Chase failed to reach a transfer position into the feature.
The mega-event drew to a close on Saturday evening with a program that was headlined by the $47,000-to-win finale. With heat race line-ups determined from qualifying on Thursday and Friday, Chase started fourteenth in his heat race before advancing to a ninth place finish. As a result he would have to run a b-main where he failed to reach a transfer position to the 100 lap, $47,000-to-win finale, bringing his weekend to an early end.
Full results from the event are available at www.EldoraSpeedway.com