Golobic Captures National Sprint League’s Queen’s Royale With Last-Lap Pass at St. Francois County Raceway

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FARMINGTON, Mo. (Oct. 1, 2016) – The final National Sprint League race of the season was arguably the best as Shane Golobic executed a last-lap pass to claim the 21st annual Queen’s Royale on Saturday at St. Francois County Raceway.

Golobic, who was one of four different race leaders during the 30-lap main event, found grip on the bottom of turn two to propel him in front of leader Parker Price-Miller, who was riding the cushion around the unique oval. Golobic’s triumph – by 0.623 of a second – was his first career with the series.

“I felt like I might have given it away there,” said Golobic, who led the middle portion of the race before Price-Miller took over the top spot in traffic on Lap 23. “I missed the bottom once. (On the last lap) I hit the bottom really good and stuck it. It feels really good to get this car in Victory Lane. We were able to make it a little dramatic for the fans.”

Golobic was driving for Matt Wood Racing and he became the second different driver to pilot the car into the Winner’s Circle during an NSL event since Bryan Clauson, who was the full-time driver for the team, passed away suddenly in August.

“I’m a little emotional about it,” Golobic said. “To be able to put it in Victory Lane, I hope we did him proud. We did what he liked to do, parked it.”

The main event was full of suspense and excitement as Tim Montgomery, who led the first 14 laps during Friday’s opening round of the Queen’s Royale before finishing second, powered into the top spot as the green flag waved. Montgomery led the first nine laps before both Golobic and Ian Madsen passed him exiting turn four on Lap 10.

Madsen, who was on the top side of the track, led Lap 10 before Golobic, who was hugging the bottom groove, took the lead on the ensuing lap. Golobic caught a caution on Lap 12 as he was within a lap of reaching traffic. The final caution came two laps later as Howard Moore, who was running in the top 10, stopped on the frontstretch.

Price-Miller, who advanced into second place on the Lap-12 restart, was all over Golobic in a tight battle for the lead for approximately a dozen laps before he drove around Golobic in turns three and four to gain the position as traffic came into the scene with eight laps remaining.

Price-Miller pulled away slightly before Golobic reeled him in during the closing laps. When Price-Miller went to the cushion against the wall in turns one and two on the final lap, Golobic drove to the bottom lane and discovered just enough grip to edge ahead of Price-Miller exiting turn two.

Golobic’s momentum allowed him to slide in front of Price-Miller in turn three en route to the victory. Golobic became the 13th different feature winner during 25 points-paying races this season for the National Sprint League.

Madsen rounded out the podium with Brian Brown advancing from 10th to fourth place. Kraig Kinser scored a fifth-place result for the second straight night.

Danny Lasoski, who maneuvered from 11th to sixth, is the 2016 National Sprint League champion.

Price-Miller kicked off the season finale by setting quick time during qualifying for the second straight night. Robbie Standridge, Dakota Hendrickson, Tommy Worley Jr., Tasker Phillips and Joey Montgomery were the heat race winners. John Epperson captured the C Main triumph and Worley Jr. won the B Main.

NATIONAL SPRINT LEAGUE NOTES : Parker Price-Miller earned a $200 bonus from Deberg Concrete and a $50 certificate from Slade Shock Technology for setting quick time during time trials. … Robbie Standridge garnered a $100 certificate from Walker Performance Filtration for winning a heat race. … Dakota Hendrickson scored a $100 certificate from Kaeding Performance for winning a heat race. … Tommy Worley Jr. captured a certificate from Keizer Aluminum Wheels for winning a heat race. … … Joey Montgomery was the So Close Award winner and received a certificate from Rod End Supply for being the highest starting NSL driver who missed the feature redraw. … Worley Jr. powered to the Locked in Award to garner a $100 certificate from Hooker Harness for winning the B Main. … Standridge picked up a $50 certificate from KSE Racing Products for being the Hard Charger in the A Main. … Tim Montgomery was given the Hard Luck Award, which provided a $100 certificate from Ti22 Performance for facing the worst luck of the night.

National Sprint League Race Report: St. Francois County Raceway in Farmington, Mo., on Oct. 1, 2016 –

Deberg Concrete/Slade Shock Technology Time Trials: 1. 2X-Parker Price-Miller 11.728; 2. 11K-Kraig Kinser 11.916; 3. 40-Howard Moore 11.940; 4. 18-Ian Madsen 11.964; 5. 17W-Shane Golobic 12.031; 6. 12-Jerrod Hull 12.056; 7. 21-Brian Brown 12.062; 8. 32-Tim Montgomery 12.067; 9. 42-Andy McElhannon 12.086; 10. 35-Jimmy Hurley 12.107; 11. 2-Danny Lasoski 12.112; 12. 29-Joey Moughan 12.114; 13. 72-Kevin Petty 12.134; 14. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg 12.179; 15. 35C-Joey Montgomery 12.194; 16. 87-Kent Buckley 12.265; 17. 2KS-Craig Dollansky 12.319; 18. 2K-Ryan Kempin 12.328; 19. 5-Kory Bales 12.388; 20. 52F-Logan Faucon 12.408; 21. 14T-Jimmy Bridgeman 12.415; 22. 28-Jason Keith 12.433; 23. 97-Tommy Worley Jr 12.450; 24. 7W-Tasker Phillips 12.455; 25. 42B-Cory Bruns 12.476; 26. 17-Robbie Standridge 12.551; 27. 10X-Dakota Hendrickson 12.640; 28. 3-Dustin Adams 12.770; 29. 10-Dustin Homan 12.835; 30. 16G-Scottie Gretzmacher 12.848; 31. 10K-Steve Short 12.935; 32. 79J-Jacob Patton 12.973; 33. 606-John Epperson 13.150; 34. 360-Carl Finder 13.275; 35. 57-George Crawford 13.285; 36. 15-Jeff Masson 13.378; 37. 21P-Adam Parmeley 13.592; 38. 44T-Adam Carylon 13.712.

Walker Performance Filtration Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 17-Robbie Standridge (1); 2. 87-Kent Buckley (3); 3. 2-Danny Lasoski (4); 4. 2X-Parker Price-Miller (6); 5. 12-Jerrod Hull (5); 6. 15-Jeff Masson (8); 7. 10K-Steve Short (7); 8. 14T-Jimmy Bridgeman (2).

Kaeding Performance Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 10X-Dakota Hendrickson (1); 2. 2KS-Craig Dollansky (3); 3. 28-Jason Keith (2); 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser (6); 5. 21-Brian Brown (5); 6. 29-Joey Moughan (4); 7. 79J-Jacob Patton (7); 8. 21P-Adam Parmeley (8).

Keizer Aluminum Wheels Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 97-Tommy Worley Jr (2); 2. 32-Tim Montgomery (5); 3. 72-Kevin Petty (4); 4. 40-Howard Moore (6); 5. 2K-Ryan Kempin (3); 6. 606-John Epperson (7); 7. 44T-Adam Carylon (8); 8. 3-Dustin Adams (1).

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 7W-Tasker Phillips (2); 2. 5-Kory Bales (3); 3. 10-Dustin Homan (1); 4. 18-Ian Madsen (6); 5. 42-Andy McElhannon (5); 6. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg (4); 7. 360-Carl Finder (7).

Heat 5 (8 Laps): 1. 35C-Joey Montgomery (4); 2. 17W-Shane Golobic (6); 3. 35-Jimmy Hurley (5); 4. 42B-Cory Bruns (2); 5. 16G-Scottie Gretzmacher (1); 6. 57-George Crawford (7); 7. 52F-Logan Faucon (3).

C Feature (8 Laps/Top 2 Transfer): 1. 606-John Epperson (1); 2. 3-Dustin Adams (3); 3. 79J-Jacob Patton (4); 4. 57-George Crawford (2); 5. 360-Carl Finder (5); 6. 15-Jeff Masson (6); 7. 21P-Adam Parmeley (8); 8. 44T-Adam Carylon (7).

B Feature (12 Laps/Top 4 Transfer): 1. 97-Tommy Worley Jr (1); 2. 7W-Tasker Phillips (2); 3. 17-Robbie Standridge (3); 4. 10-Dustin Homan (10); 5. 28-Jason Keith (5); 6. 42B-Cory Bruns (9); 7. 10X-Dakota Hendrickson (4); 8. 2K-Ryan Kempin (8); 9. 3-Dustin Adams (16); 10. 16G-Scottie Gretzmacher (12); 11. 52F-Logan Faucon (11); 12. 606-John Epperson (15); 13. 10K-Steve Short (14); 14. 14T-Jimmy Bridgeman (13); 15. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg (7); 16. 29-Joey Moughan (6).

A Feature (30 Laps): 1. 17W-Shane Golobic (5); 2. 2X-Parker Price-Miller (6); 3. 18-Ian Madsen (2); 4. 21-Brian Brown (10); 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser (4); 6. 2-Danny Lasoski (11); 7. 35C-Joey Montgomery (9); 8. 87-Kent Buckley (12); 9. 17-Robbie Standridge (19); 10. 2KS-Craig Dollansky (15); 11. 97-Tommy Worley Jr (17); 12. 12-Jerrod Hull (7); 13. 10-Dustin Homan (20); 14. 42-Andy McElhannon (13); 15. 7W-Tasker Phillips (18); 16. 72-Kevin Petty (14); 17. 5-Kory Bales (16); 18. 32-Tim Montgomery (1); 19. 40-Howard Moore (3); 20. 35-Jimmy Hurley (8). Laps Led: Tim Montgomery 1-9; Ian Madsen 10; Shane Golobic 11-22, 30; Parker Price-Miller 23-29.

(The top 16 drivers in qualifying and heat race points locked into the A Main with the top eight earning a spot in the feature inversion. The B Main transfer cars tagged the back of the A Main.)


.1. 2-Danny Lasoski 8444; 2. 21-Brian Brown 7888; 3. 2ks-Craig Dollansky 7776; 4. 18-Ian Madsen 7662; 5. 55-Brooke Tatnell 5971; 6. 17w-Kerry Madsen 5727; 7. 1s-Sammy Swindell 5355; 8. 7w-Tasker Phillips 5354; 9. 56n-Davey Heskin 4490; 10. 10-Dakota Hendrickson 4472.


Kerry Madsen – 4 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on May 28 and June 18 and Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., on July 29 and Sept. 4); Brian Brown – 3 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on June 4 and July 23 and Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., on Sept. 3); Craig Dollansky – 3 (Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., on May 20 and June 22 and Iowa State Fair Speedway in Des Moines, Iowa, on May 29); Danny Lasoski – 3 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on May 21 and Aug. 27 and Mason City Motor Speedway in Mason City, Iowa, on June 19); Terry McCarl – 2 (I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., on May 6 and Hancock County Speedway in Britt, Iowa, on July 31); Daryn Pittman – 2 (Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., on June 24 and Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa, on Aug. 8); Sammy Swindell – 2 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on June 25 and July 1); Shane Golobic – 1 (St. Francois County Raceway in Farmington, Mo., on Oct. 1); Ian Madsen – 1 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on July 30); Joey Montgomery – 1 (St. Francois County Raceway in Farmington, Mo., on Sept. 30); Joey Saldana – 1 (U.S. 36 Raceway in Osborn, Mo., on Sept. 17); Donny Schatz – 1 (Clay County Fair Speedway in Spencer, Iowa, on Sept. 16); and Logan Schuchart – 1 (Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis., on July 8).


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The National Sprint League would like to thank Abdo, Eick & Meyers, LLP, Arnold Motor Supply, Bank Midwest, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Deberg Concrete, Hepfner Racing Products, Hooker Harness, Kaeding Performance, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, KSE Racing Products, Max Papis Innovations, MyRacePass, Rod End Supply, Rossie Feed & Grain, Slade Shock Technology, Ti22 Performance, TiLUBE Motorsport Lubricants, Vortex Wings and Walker Performance Filtration for support throughout the 2016 season.


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