Spatola Rallies for Pair of Top Tens in LaSalle's Thaw Brawl!
(April 1, 2018) The Spatola Racing team returned to dirt-slinging action on March 30-31 in the 7th Annual 'Thaw Brawl' at LaSalle Speedway in LaSalle, Illinois. In Friday night's $5,000 to win weekend opener, which was sanctioned by the Lucas Oil MLRA Series, Mike Spatola III laid down the quickest lap overall of the 48 entrants to earn Fast Time honors before finishing eighth in his heat race and third in his B-Main. After rolling off from the inside of the ninth row in the 50-lap headliner, Mike rallied past eight competitors during the contest to claim a steady ninth place showing. On Saturday evening in the $15,000 to win 'Thaw Brawl' finale, "Opie" ran fourth in his heat race prior to winning his B-Main and advancing up to seventh in the 75-lapper. Full results from the 1/4-mile bullring over the weekend can be viewed online at www.mlraracing.com. (Mike Ruefer Photo)

Wild West Shootout Nightly Results from Arizona Speedway
(January 14, 2018) Mike Spatola III, of Manhattan, Illinois, wrapped up the 12th Annual 'Wild West Shootout' tonight at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Arizona and was one of the 45 entrants who signed in to the pit area to vie for the $13,000 windfall in the miniseries finale. Down on power with a smaller motor, Mike clicked off the eighth quickest lap in his group during the qualifying session prior to finishing tenth in both his heat race and his B-Main. Unfortunately, Mike was forced to watch the 50-lap headliner, which was eventually won by Brandon Sheppard.

(January 13, 2018) The penultimate contest of the 2018 'Wild West Shootout' miniseries took place tonight at Arizona Speedway and another $5,000 payday awaited the winner who stood tall in victory lane at the Queen Creek, Arizona facility. Mike Spatola III qualified fifth fastest in his group during the time trial session before running eighth in his heat race due to motor issues and seventh in his B-Main. Unfortunately, "Opie" was not able to crack the starting grid for the 40-lapper, which was eventually won by Ricky Weiss.

(January 12, 2018) Yet another $5,000 winner's check was up for grabs tonight in the fourth round of the 'Wild West Shootout' at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Arizona. Mike Spatola III laid down the third quickest time in his group during the qualifying session prior to grabbing the third transfer spot through his heat race. After starting the 30-lap feature event from the inside of the sixth row, Mike moved up inside of the top ten and eventually wound up tenth in the final finishing order.

(January 10, 2018) Following a couple of days off from racing competition, the third round of the six-race 'Wild West Shootout' miniseries took center stage tonight at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Arizona. A hammer-down racing surface greeted the 45 Super Late Model entrants tonight following a deluge of overnight rain in the Phoenix area. Mike Spatola III stopped the clock fifth quickest in his group during the time trial session prior to running seventh in his loaded heat race. After grabbing the second transfer spot through his B-Main, Mike improved seven spots during the $5,000 to win main event to place twelfth in the final rundown of the 40-lap affair.

(January 7, 2018) Night two of the 12th Annual 'Wild West Shootout' took place earlier tonight at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Arizona and another $5,000 top prize was on the line. Mike Spatola III knocked down the second quickest time in his group during qualifying and later finished second in heat race action. After rolling off from the outside of the sixth row in the 40-lapper, "Opie" drove his new XR1 Rocket Chassis by four competitors en route to a strong eighth place showing!

(January 6, 2018) The Spatola Racing team lifted the lid to their 2018 campaign tonight in round one of the annual 'Wild West Shootout' at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Arizona. A strong 50 car Super Late Model field assembled in the desert for the $5,000 to win opener. Mike Spatola III clicked off the fastest lap in his group during the qualifying session prior to slipping back to fifth in his stacked heat race. After grabbing the third and final transfer spot through his consolation event, Mike vaulted up to seventeenth in the 40-lap headliner.

Mike Spatola III Slated to Start 2018 Season in Wild West Shootout!
(December 20, 2017) Only days after the completion of his 2017 racing season at The Dome at America's Center in St. Louis, Missouri, Mike Spatola turned the page to 2018 today and released some early-season race dates on www.mikespatola.com! The Spatola Racing team will take delivery of a brand-new XR1 Rocket Chassis by Brucebilt Performance very soon and plan to debut the new piece during the upcoming 'Wild West Shootout' at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Arizona. Mike will enter the six-race miniseries out west, which will be held from January 6-14 and will be capped off with a $13,000 to win grand finale. You can view the schedule that "Opie" dropped today by clicking on the SCHEDULE page of www.mikespatola.com! (Hall Racing Photo)

Spatola Closes Out 2017 Campaign in Gateway Dirt Nationals
(December 17, 2017) The 2017 racing season concluded for Mike Spatola III from December 14-16 in the 2nd Annual 'Gateway Dirt Nationals' at The Dome at America's Center in St. Louis, Missouri. A stellar field of 94 Super Late Models converged on downtown St. Louis and things kicked off on Thursday night with qualifying. Mike started his weekend by laying down the thirteenth fastest time in Group B during the time trial session.

On Friday evening at the makeshift 1/5-mile indoor oval, Mike ran fifth in his loaded heat race prior to winning his B-Main. After starting seventeenth in the $5,000 to win preliminary feature, "Opie" scooted past seven competitors during the 20-lap sprint to garner a solid tenth place showing. On Saturday, all eyes were fixated on the 'Gateway Dirt Nationals' grand finale and the whopping $30,000 winner's check. Mike wound up third in his consolation race, but that was unfortunately one mere spot away from a coveted transfer position into the 40-lap headliner, which was eventually won by Bobby Pierce. Full results from the big season-ending weekend can be located online at www.gatewaydirt.com.

Mike Spatola III Scores Seventh Triumph of 2017 Campaign!!!
(October 22, 2017) Mike Spatola III and his #89 team celebrated in victory lane for the seventh time in 2017 on Saturday evening, October 21 at Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Indiana! Mike suffered mechanical trouble in qualifying, but later blasted past seven competitors during his heat race to finish second. After starting the 25-lap headliner from the inside of the third row, "Opie" led the final half of the unsanctioned 'Kokomo Klash' to collect the $2,017 top prize. Finishing behind his #89 at the checkers was Jared Bailey, Kevin Weaver, Adam Bowman, and Scott Fisk! Complete results from last night at Kokomo can be obtained online at www.kokomospeedway.net. (Jim DenHamer Photo)

 

 

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