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Battletwin & Superbike Shootout
Matt Hall takes home top spot in the inaugural event to win $5,000


DSC00930TOPEKA, KS -- The Heartland Road Race Series BattleTwin and Superbike Shootout presented by Hooters drew national level racers to compete at Heartland Park Topeka. The race for cash purses was held before the Heartland 500 featuring SunTrust Moto-ST event held on Sunday, August 17.

SunTrust Moto-ST racers including Doug Polen, Ty Howard, Michael Himmelsbach, Dustin Dominguez, Dane Westby, Danny Bilansky, Benny Carlson, Ryan O'Donnell, Eric Wilson, Eric Helmbach, Jeff Johnson competing in the Heartland 500 presented by Hooters used the inaugural event to get up to speed and test their machines against local talent.

In the end, it was young gun Matt Hall of Kansas City Mo., who showed his speed and talent as the big winner of the day, taking the checker in the expert Middleweight GP, Unlimited GP and the premier race, Superbike against a stacked grid to take home over $6,000 in cash purses. 

“The day really went the well because of my motor. There was some great competition out there today and guys breathing down my neck, but everything just seemed to click today,” said Hall.

Amateur racer Nick Salmen took home the win in the amateur races, superbike and Middleweight GP. Other winners of the day include Ryan O’Donnell, Kevin Weber, Dan Bilansky, Jeff Johnson, Brian Born and Melissa Appel all winning in their respective classes. 

FINAL ST (10 Laps)                            
1) 79 Ryan O'Donnell, 18:36.1
2) 422 Eric Wilson, 18:51.4
3) 427 Eric Helmbach, 19:06.4            

FINAL GST AM (10 Laps)                                                                                 
1) 131 Kevin Weber, 20:21.6

FINAL SST (10 Laps)                                                               
1) 93 Jeff Johnson

FINAL MIDDLEWEIGHT GP (10 laps)                                                      
1) 74 Matt Hall, 17:50.0
2) 131 Jeffrey Purk, 18:15.1
3) 79 Ryan O'Donnell, 18:18.4
4) 24 Scotty Ryan, 18:18.8
5) 791 Kurt Stock, 18:19.2
6) 22 Greg Anderson, 18:35.3
7) 46 Meghan Stiles, 18:47.6
8) 61 James Milroy, 18:52.6
9) 84 Scott Ackerman, 18:59.3
10) 67 John Deuser, 19:00.3
11) 12 Brent Wood, 19:01.4
12) 90 Nick Spooner, 19:13.2 
                                                                                         
FINAL MIDDLEWEIGHT GP AM (10 Laps)                                            
1) 51 Nick Salmen, 19:24.7
2) 303 Phillip Gordon, 19:34.2
3) 179 Rich Wu, 19:34.9
4) 144 Gary Dick, 18:14.4
5) 109 Mike McConchie, 18:18.8
6) 507 Joseph Wolff, 18:41.7

FINAL LIGHTWEIGHT GP (10 Laps)                                         
1) 11 Dan Bilanksy, 18:46.7
2) 98 Josh Smith-Moore, 19:26.8
3) 74 Matt Hall, 19:27.3
4) 427 Eric Helmbach, 19:54.9
5) 422 Eric Wilson, 20:01.4
6) 124 Kevin Clark, 20:27.9

FINAL LIGHTWEIGHT GP AM (10 Laps)                                                    
1) 481 Brian Born, 20:25.7
2) 27 Hector St. John, 20:27.7
3) 131 Kevin Weber, 20:29.2

FINAL UNLIMITED GP (10 Laps)                                              
1) 74 Matt Hall, 18:14.1
2) 68 Dustin Dominguez, 18:25.9
3) 131 Jeffrey Purk, 18:32.5
4) 24 Scotty Ryan, 18:34.6
5) 145 Robert Oliva, 19:01.5
6) 74x Darnell Dorsey, 19:02.5
7) 118 Jason Swan, 19:17.7
8) 90 Nick Spooner, 19:38.8
9) 179 Rich Wu, 19:52.7                                                                    

FINAL UNLIMITED GP AM (10 Laps)
                                                       
1) 711 Melissa Appel, 19:51.8
2) 303 Phillip Gordon, 19:53.2

FINAL SUPERBIKE AM (7 Laps)                                              
1) 51 Nick Salmen, 14:08.9
2) 303 Phillip Gordon, 14:09.6
3) 711 Melissa Appel, 14:19.4
4) 507 Joseph Wolff, 14:49.5
5) 109 Mike  McConchie, 12:51.2

FINAL SUPERBIKE (20 Laps)                           
1) 74 Matt Hall, 35:03.0
2) 6 Mike Himmelshach, 35:38.5
3) 68 Dustin Dominguez, 35:50.5
4) 131 Jeffrey Purk , 35:50.8
5) 75 Doug Pollen,  35:53.3
6) 11 Danny Bilansky, 36:04.8
7) 25 Ben Carlson, 36:14.1
8) 79 Ryan O'Donnell,  36:26.2
9) 145 Robert Oliva, 35:16.3
10) 84 Scott Ackerman, 35:19.5
11) 375 Brian Johnson, 35:19.9
12) 46 Meghan Stiles, 35:19.9
13) 61 James Milroy,  35:27.2
14) 118 Jason Swan, 35:33.4
15) 791 Kurt Stock, 30:54.3
16) 35 Ty Howard, 28:43.5
17) 21 Chris Carey, 15:43.4
18) 24 Scotty Ryan, 13:29.9
19) 213 Dane Westby, 15.401

Heartland Park Topeka, a multi-purpose racing facility located in Topeka, Kan. annually hosts National Hot Rod Association (NHRA), American Motorcyclist Association (AMA), Sports Car Club of America (SCCA), World of Outlaws (WoO) and many other drag racing, road racing and dirt racing events throughout the race season
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