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1. 1. 27 Greg Hodnett 1596 15
2. 48 Danny Dietrich 1149 6
3. 1 Lucas Wolfe 859 3
4. 21 Brian Montieth 803 5
5. 19M Brent Marks 731 2
6. 87 Alan Krimes 681 1
7. 69k Lance Dewease 654 9
8. 07 Doug Esh 594 2
9. 51s Stevie Smith 534 1
10. 51 Freddie Rahmer 488 2

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This is a collection of some of the best writers and photographers in the country all with one purpose in mind SPRINT CARS. We have every corner of the U.S. covered here so sit back and check out some of the great columns, race results, & photos. If you have any sprint car news, results, or photos please send them to me. 
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KO's Indiana Bullring Scene Kevin Oldham 8/21 BillW's Knoxville News Bill Wright 8/22 Hoosier Race Report Danny Burton (IN) 8/22
Florida Open Wheel Richard Golardi 8/23 Tri-State Outlook Duane Hancock (OH/IN/MI) 8/23 Sprint Car Notes Gaye Carmichael 8/22
Dirt Divas Camisha Miller 7/22

From the Grandstand Ron Rodda (CA) 8/14

A Typical Weekend Pat & Bruce Eckel 8/20

    Central PA Racing Brady Hilbert 7/26


Shayla Waddell wins at the Salina Highbanks Saturday where she scored her first Ameri-Flex / OCRS victory back in 2012. Photo Credit: Kent Bergman


Donny Schatz won the first World of Outlaws feature race at Angell Park. The largest crowd to ever witness a sprint car race at Angell Park greeted the World of Outlaws in a co-sanctioned race with the Interstate Racing Assn. IRA. Bob Cruse Photos

Curt Michael and the GEI Enterprises, Valley Forge Inc., K&N Filters 5g cruised to their first URC victory on 2016 on Saturday night at the Orange County Fair Speedway. Tim Moran


Craig Dollansky and The TKS Motorports team celebrates their $10,000 win Friday at Badlands (Jeff Bylsma Photo)


Defending USCS Champion Morgan Turpen captured her fourth USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour win of the season on Saturday night at Senoia Raceway. (USCS photo)


Winner of the 56th running of the Johnny Key Classic at Ocean Speedway Justin Sanders.  Paul Trevino Photo


Sam Hafertepe Jr in ASCS Victory Lane at St. Francois County Raceway MO (Terry Ford/ASCS Photo)

Brock Zearfoss won the 410 Sprint feature at Port Royal Speedway 8-20-2016. Brian Rhoad


(TOP) Racing it out three wide for the lead position with Alvin Roepke (99), Dan McCarron (22M), and Luke Griffith (11G) as (BOTTOM) Alvin Roepke go onto captures the special Summer Shootout feature between Mercer Raceway’s Limited Sprint Cars and the Ohio’s FAST 305 Sprint Cars...........ANOTHER HEIN BROTHERS' "ACTION" PHOTOGRAPH

Say What!

"This place has a ton of history and is very unique,It threw us for a loop with gear and everything. This race team is unreal with what they do with this race car when they unload every night. It was fast right out of the box and got us qualified well and we normally don't qualify that well. It feels good to finally have your name on a track record."Donny Schatz winning Sun Prairie WI WoO/IRA

“This win is for Bryan Clauson, Matt Wood Racing, and Elk Grove Ford. A lot of you may not know this, but that’s one of Bryan’s engines and Matt Wood let us borrow it so he’s been riding with us the whole night and all his crew guys are here. If we can bring a smile to their face just for a minute, it’s worth it,” Brian Brown winning ASCS at SEdalia MO

“I was just trying to save fuel, Once he got by me early in the race, my mentality changed to ‘hero or zero.’ Those last three or four laps, I really pushed myself. That’s what you have to do against those guys. Donnie and Lance; those guys are just so consistent during the entire race. If it wasn’t for the curb, I don’t think I would have caught them. To be here in victory lane, with the season those guys are having, feels great. We are thrilled to be here.” Williams Grove PA All Star winner Brian Montieth

“My guys gave me a great car here tonight,Donny, Skippy, and George did an awesome job. Big Game Treestands and Muddy have been behind us the last couple of years. Janet Holbrook and CH Motorsports give us great race cars and a great opportunity to come out here and race every weekend. To win out here, and to have Sammy (Swindell) finish second with Big Game and Muddy on his car, too, is pretty cool.” Dale Blaney winning Grandview Speedway All Stars

“I’m not a big guy on all this social media stuff…I really didn’t know Bryan Clauson but he is a tough one to lose. I got to talk with him quite a bit during speedweek so to hear of his death was gut wrenching. So in his honor I guess I #parkedit to add to that 200 list for him,” Byron Reed winning Attica OH FAST

"I didn't think there'd be any way we could get back to the front after the spin, I just misjudged my angle into the corner and got a little too sideways and spun it out. I'm just so happy we could do this for Bryan (Clauson). The track smoothed out a lot throughout the night and there were a lot of guys up top, but I never felt like we needed to get up there because we were strong enough running middle to bottom. We've all been itching to race this week, but it was worth the wait for this. We parked it for Bryan." Tanner Thorson winning USAC Midgets in Newmanstown PA

Alex Bright wins Lindas Speedway PA ARDC Midgets    Steve Koletar


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Sammy Swindell celebrating Arctic Cat All Star win at Lebanon Valley Speedway NY Monday - Mike Petrucci Photo

Rico Abreu & Chad Boespflug each came away with $50,000 at Badlands Motor Speedway SD in the Rock and Roll Gold Cup. BMS Photo


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Thursday  August 25th 2016

I like to approach every day like it's the only day I will ever have. Gene Simmons



  • All Stars)After circling areas of Central Pennsylvania and Upstate New York during the most recent weekend of competition, visiting four different facilities during what turned out to be five days of travel, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will switch direction and head west, ready to invade southern Indiana and northwestern Ohio for a pair of full-point, $5,000-to-win programs on Saturday and Sunday, August 27-28. “America’s Series” will duel head-to-head with heavy hitters from all across the tri-state area during their upcoming weekend agenda, aiming to reign supremacy in the Midwest, all while keeping an eye on the overall Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions championship.All Stars 8/25
  • Dirt Classic)On Saturday September 3rd, a stout field of cars is expected to be on hand for one of the richest nights of the year at the Attica Raceway Park as the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions takes center stage for the $10,000-to-win Dirt Classic Ohio. The latest installment of Dirt Classic events, Dirt Classic Ohio will be the final Dirt Classic event leading up to the $20,000-to-win, $1,000-to-start Dirt Classic event scheduled for September 24th at the Lincoln Speedway. Press Releases8/25
  • Indy Race Parts would like to congratulate this past weekends winners:Tanner Thorson, Josh Hodges, Chad Boespflug, Justin Grant and Jeff Bland (Bloomington Speedway Champion) and everyone else that supports Indy Race Parts. If you need any New or Used Sprint Car, Midget, 600 or QRC parts we are your one stop shop. Call 317.244.9437 or view our website for more info or find us on Twitter, @indyraceparts.8/25
  • IRA)Last weekend the teams of the Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint survived a grueling three-race weekend, they ran the gauntlet of back to back events at Wilmot Raceway and an epic joining of forces with the World of Outlaws at Angell Park Speedway. This weekend the pressure continues as the title chase will rage on at a pair of joint sanctioned contests presented by the Bumper to Bumper IRA Sprints and the Midwest Open Wheel Associations. IRA 8/25
  • Minot ND/SLS Promotions)Donny Schatz may live in Fargo now, but Minot, North Dakota will always be home for the seven-time and defending World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion. Schatz was born and raised in Minot and still spends quite a bit of time in the “Magic City.” Press Releases8/25
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  • Mercer Raceway Park PA)The table is set for Championship Night at Mercer Raceway Park. This Saturday, August 27, racers will compete for double points in the final night of regular season competition and, after the final checkered flag waives, there will be seven proud racers ready to claim their rightful spots at the head table for the annual awards banquet coming up in January. But, Saturday is not just about the racing. It will also be the second Meet Your Heroes Night, presented by Herr’s snacks, so the fans will get to mingle with their favorites to give them plenty of encouragement and to thank them for jobs well done. Press Releases8/25
  • Oswego Speedway NY)Wednesday evening, Novelis Supermodified veteran Todd Stowell took his first laps around Oswego Speedway since the 2010 running of the Budweiser International Classic 200, in anticipation of next Friday’s CNY Chevy Dealers Classic Qualifying Night. Press Releases8/25
  • Waynesfield Raceway Park OH)The 2016 Waynesfield Raceway Park season will come to a close this Saturday, August 27th with a night of racing and family fun. After severe storms washed away last week’s program, driver meet and greets and backpack giveaways has been moved to this weekend. All school aged kids will be entered into a raffle to walk home with backpacks full of school supplies to jump start the school year. With the help of the local racing community, some lucky fans will ride home on a brand new bicycle. Press Releases8/25
  • ESS)The second points title for the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS) will be decided this weekend with our second weekend visit to Quebec. Autodrome Granby and Le RPM Speedway will be the stops with the Fondations 4 Saisons Quebec Series Title to be crowned. Press Releases8/25

Wednesday  August 24th 2016

If you don't have the right people around you and you're moving at a million miles an hour you can lose yourself. Dave Chappelle



  • ESS)And just like that there is a new man sitting atop the all-time wins list with the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints. In reality it was only a matter of time before Steve Poirier surpassed Mike Woodring as the Quebec native had six wins already this year to tie the record with several races to go. Race Results 8/24
  • WSS)The Wingless Sprint Series would head to Madras Speedway on Saturday, August 20th. It would mark the third occasion that the series has visited the central Oregon ¼-mile oval. A total of eleven cars were in attendance for the evening’s action. Race Results 8/24


  • CJB Motorsports)Podium finishes continue to come for the CJB Motorsports tandem of David Gravel & Sammy Swindell. Even with both drivers on opposites ends of the country, the Pennsylvania based teams continue to race up front and, for Swindell, add victories. David Gravel and his #5 team started their post Knoxville Nationals western swing on Tuesday, August 16th at Junction Motor Speedway near McCool Junction, Neb. Press Releases8/24
  • Donny Schatz)It was more than 20 years ago when Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing (TSR) driver Donny Schatz first heard Sprint cars rumbling around Nodak Speedway from his house in Minot, North Dakota. Actually, it was closer to 30 years ago when the oldest son of Danny and Diane Schatz had to find a way to get to the track every weekend so he could witness the dirt flying through the air, smell the fumes of the racecars and feel his heart race like never before. He knew then he was addicted to the cars and the noise and just had to figure out a way to consume more and more. Press Releases8/24
  • Scotty Thiel)After a weekend off of racing due to the Knoxville Nationals, the Scott Thiel Motorsports team prepared for a triple header weekend with the IRA Series. The first two nights were scheduled for Wilmot Raceway and they would follow those events up with the annual CornFest at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, WI which was a last minute switch to be a World of Outlaw co-sanctioned event with the IRA. Scotty struggled with break issues Friday at Wilmot which resulted in a 17th place finish but would come out of that slump on Saturday with a solid top ten finish with a 6th place performance. Sunday started out well for the team but a late race incident would damper the entire weekend as Scotty crashed hard into the turn four wall. Press Releases8/24
  • URSS)After a week off the United Rebel Sprint Series returns to action this weekend as the URSS Myers Engines National Tour will tackle the Belleville Highbanks in Belleville KS for the second time this year and the Colorado URSS West Region will make their 5th appearance this year at Colorado Motor Sports Park in Byers CO.
  • Perris Auto Speedway CA)As well as all of the current stars of the USAC/CRA Amsoil Sprint Car Series on hand at Perris Auto Speedway for the “California Racer’s Hall of Fame Night” this Saturday, August 27th, a bevy of heroes from the past will be meeting fans and signing free autographs. In addition to the USAC/CRA stars, The PAS Senior & Young Gun Sprint Cars and the beautiful vintage cars of the Western Racing Association will also be on hand. Spectator gates will open at 5:00 PM and the first race will be at 7:00. Press Releases8/24
  • USAC/CRA)After a break in the schedule, the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars are back in action this Saturday, August 27th, at Perris Auto Speedway. Promoted by Don Kazarian, the "California Racers Hall of Fame Night" will also showcase the PAS Senior Sprints, PAS Young Gun Sprints, and the Western Racing Association vintage cars. Located on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds in Perris, California, the spectator gates at "America's Premier Dirt Track" will open at 5:00pm and racing is scheduled for 7:00pm. For more event information, visit the track’s website at or call 951.940.0134.USAC8/24
  • Millstream Speedway OH)It’s not the championship chase that we’ve become accustomed to. In recent years, Dale Blaney has practically “owned” the battle for the championship of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions for winged sprint cars. By this late in the season, his overwhelming point total usually makes his next series crown a matter of WHEN, not IF. Press Releases8/24
  • USAC)Severe thunderstorms producing heavy rain and spawning tornados in the Kokomo area have forced postponement of Wednesday night's AMSOIL USAC Sprint Car "special event" at the Kokomo Speedway. The race has been rescheduled for September 2. Kokomo's "Sprint Car Smackdown V" opens Thursday night, with three straight days of AMSOIL USAC Sprint Car National Championship racing on tap.8/24
  • Caleb Helms)Caleb Helms capped a busy weekend in the Northeast with a top-10 finish on Monday at Lebanon Valley Speedway. It was his fifth top 10 of the season and a good conclusion to a four-race swing through Pennsylvania and New York with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. Press Releases8/24
  • Joe Trenca)Joe Trenca charged to his third top-five finish of the season on Tuesday during the Mach 1 Chassis Earl Halaquist Memorial at I-88 Speedway. The Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints event began with the Mucci Motorsports driver advancing from fifth to fourth place in a heat race. Press Releases8/24
  • Josh Baughman)Josh Baughman recorded a pair of podium finishes last weekend in Missouri with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour. That gives him six podiums in his last seven 360ci sprint car races. Press Releases8/24
  • TJ Michael)After what turned out to be a discouraging weekend on the road with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, first experiencing motor trouble that nearly sidelined the Advanced Cast Stone/MJ Webb Enterprises/Roy Hardin Masonry/Wood Air Conditioning/Pro Tech Service Company/No. 8M entry, followed by two “DNF” finishes as the result of motor trouble and a wrecked race car, the “Texas Traveler” T.J. Michael is out for redemption. Press Releases8/24
  • TBJ Promotions)The Midget Round Up is only a week and a half away. The two-day event on Sept. 2-3 at Airport Raceway in Garden City, Kan., features the POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget Series and the Rocky Mountain Midget Racing Association and will be run under the TBJ Promotions banner. Press Releases8/24
  • FAST)Since wrapping up a full weekend of FAST Series competition in Ohio and Pennsylvania, complete with a first ever Mercer Raceway Park appearance on the western edge of the Keystone State, the Kistler Racing Products FAST 410 Series presented by K S Sales & Service and the JLH General Contractors FAST 305 Series presented by Engine Pro will now set their focus toward competition in the state of Michigan, ready to invade the Butler “Battlegrounds” Speedway near Quincy for a first ever appearance on Saturday, August 27. Press Releases8/24
  • Badger)The Mid-State Equipment /Zimbrick Chevrolet of Sun Prairie Badger Midget Racing Series, for the first-time in nineteen years returns to the LaSalle Speedway on Saturday Night August 27. The “Bill Waite Jr. Memorial” will be headlined by the co-sanctioned IRA Bumper to Bumper Outlaw & MOWA Neal Tire & Auto Center Sprint Car Series event. Press Releases8/24
  • Northwest Missouri State Fair)It's time for racing at the 100th Northwest Missouri State Fair, September 4th & 5th. On Sunday night the pits will be packed with Show-Me Vintage, Emod, Pure Stock, Limited Modified & WAR Sprints. Monday night will see the Emods, Stock Cars & Modified. The Show-Me Vintage cars will return for their 4th straight year at the fair races. The Vintage cars take the fans back to the days when Bethany had races on a weekly basis on the half mile track, which is now, only a memory. Press Releases8/24



  • Jersey Rush VI)Greg Hodnett of Thomasville, PA and Ryan Godown of Ringoes, NJ felt the RUSH of victory at New Egypt Speedway this past Tuesday Night, as NAPA Auto Parts and Pioneer Pole Building presented JERSEY RUSH VI – a thrilling doubleheader of racing action featuring the 410 Sprint Cars and a Big-Block vs. Small-Block Modified Challenge. Central PA 8/24
  • Fremont Speedway OH)Paul Weaver proved why is the top ranked 305 sprint driver in the country Tuesday at Fremont Speedway. The Fremont native drove away from the field to score a $2,000 victory in the grand return of sprint car racing to the Sandusky County Fair. Race Results 8/24


  • Wayne Johnson)Wayne Johnson and the Two-C Racing team registered three top four finishes last weekend in their new Maxim chassis. That followed a Knoxville Nationals where Wayne fell just three spots short of the A main on Saturday night. Last Friday, he finished fourth with the Sprint Invaders at Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa before moving to Lucas Oil ASCS National action in Missouri in Farmington and Sedalia, where he finished fourth and third respectively. The team will take this weekend off before tackling the Jackson Nationals in Minnesota over Labor Day weekend. Press Releases8/24
  • Tony Stewart)Tony Stewart didn't have some elaborate scheme or orchestrated plan in mind for when he decided to retire from NASCAR Sprint Cup competition. There wasn't a perfect laid out script. Things just fell together, and now Stewart has an opportunity to follow his passion. It's time for Stewart to have some fun. 8/24
  • ASCS Lucas Oil)The 6th annual tribute to the lives of Jesse Hockett and Daniel McMillin at Missouri's Lucas Oil Speedway is setting up to be a massive event for fans and drivers alike, as the 2016 edition will feature three full nights of racing with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network, Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region presented by Impact Signs, and the BOSS Chassis W.A.R. Sprint Cars. ASCS 8/24
  • Grand Forks ND/SLS Promotions)Donny Schatz has a very impressive resume at River Cities Speedway with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. The North Dakota native has won seven times in 18 starts and has finished in the top-10 in all 18 of those races, with 16 top-five finishes. That equates to an average finish of 2.6 for Schatz with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at the high-banked bullring, with a pair of seventh-place runs, his only showings outside of the top-five. Press Releases8/24
  • Silver Dollar Speedway CA)The upcoming 63rd Annual Gold Cup Race of Champions at the Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico just got a little “wilder.” For the first time in four years, fan favorite Jac Haudenschild of Wooster, OH will compete at the Gold Cup Race of Champions starting with the Civil War Series on Wednesday night September 7 and the World of Outlaws on September 9 and 10. Haudenschild will drive the potent Silva Motorsports, Finely Farms, Abreu Vineyard, Lucas Oil, Probilt Construction and Howard Johnson of Lima, OH #57. Press Releases8/24
  • Outlaw Motor Speedway OK)The Outlaw Motor Speedway near Muskogee, OK, will get one more serious dose of Sprint Car racing in 2016 as the Oil Capital Racing Series returns to the 3/8-mile clay oval for Friday night’s Second Annual Harold Leep Classic. Press Releases8/24
  • SOD)Hosts Steve Post and Erin Evernham talk to and about Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP. Any doubt that SOD is the real deal? 8/24
  • Oswego Speedway NY)The leading runners in the second half of this year’s 60th annual Budweiser International Classic 200 for Novelis Supermodifieds on Sunday, September 4 at Oswego Speedway will have the opportunity to line their pockets with some $4,000 in bonus prize money.
  • Lernerville Speedway PA)Lernerville Speedway is a place of both triumphant memories and unfinished business for World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Platinum driver David Gravel. With more recent successes than shortcomings at the 4/10-mile, Gravel will go head-to-head against the latter at Lernerville's Commonwealth Clash on Saturday, Sept. 24.Press Releases8/24
  • J&J Auto Racing)With the close of the summer season rapidly approaching, J&J Auto Racing teams continue to produce perfection. The McKenzie, Tenn., based manufacturer’s brand found the winner’s circle 10 times behind the guidance of nine different drivers in the United States and Canada last week.  Press Releases8/24

Tuesday  August 23rd 2016

No matter how much you've won, no matter how many games, no matter how many championships, no matter how many Super Bowls, you're not winning now, so you stink. Bill Parcells



  • Jersey Rush VI)New Egypt NJ...#27 Greg Hodnett #747 Davey Sammons #94 Ryan Smith #37 J.J. Grasso #43 Kevin Nagy #21 Kyle Reinhardt #17B Steve Buckwalter #28F Davie Franek #10 Joe Kata #2L Art Liedl #73B Brett Michalski #73 Jevon Ahner #45 Kevin Nagy #91 Anthony Fiore #0 Harris Kohen #5W Lucas Wolfe #5 Erika Palmai #3X Ryan Godown 8/23
  • Fremont Speedway OH)305 Sprints...#1W Paul Weaver #1 Nate Dussel #4T Chris Andrews #1X Dustin Dinan #4* Tyler Street #15 Brian Smith #2 Ricky Peterson #25 Jason Keckler #41 Thomas Schinderle #5JR Jimmy Mcgrath Jr #77I John Ivy #36 Seth Schneider #11G Luke Griffith #45 Trevor Baker #20I Kelsey Ivy #44 Kyle Farmer #66 Jamie Miller #2L Landon Lalonde #10 Josh Harrison #1XX Jordan Ryan #19R Steve Rando #2F Matt Foos #20B Cody Bova 8/23


  • Perris Auto Speedway CA)When the USAC/CRA Amsoil Sprint Cars return to Perris Auto Speedway this Saturday night, August 27th, for the annual “California Racer’s Hall of Fame Night,” they will have a lot of extra reasons to run hard all evening long. As this piece went to press, they had exactly $6,200.00 in extra reasons to run hard for. Joining USAC/CRA on the all open wheel program will be the PAS Senior and Young Gun Sprints. The beautiful vintage cars of the Western Racing Association will also be on hand. Spectator gates will open at 5:00 PM and the first race will be at 7:00. Press Releases8/23
  • ASCS Red River)Superbowl Speedway is next on the 2016 lineup for the American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Red River Region presented by Smiley's Racing Products. Slated for Saturday, August 27, the Texas showdown is the 15th round of competition in the chase to the 2016 championship. ASCS 8/23
  • Brent Marks)Brent Marks took full advantage of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions swing through Central Pennsylvania on August 18-20 by joining the regional series during all three of their scheduled stops. Press Releases8/23
  • Bryan Clauson)It will be a day for friends, family and fans, as all are invited to Wednesday’s Bryan Clauson Celebration of Life at Kokomo Speedway. A day full of stories and memories will then be topped off by a race, with free admission to the stands for the entire day and night. It all begins at 1:00 p.m., with stories shared from friends, family, competitors and car owners with USAC announcer Dillon Welch maintaining some semblance of order. Press Releases8/23
  • Ohsweken Speedway ONT) Ohsweken Speedway officials are pleased to announce that drivers from each of the five affiliate sanctions will have extra cash to shoot for at the Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on September 17. Press Releases8/23
  • Selinsgrove Speedway PA)Selinsgrove Speedway will present the final points race of the season for the 360 sprint cars, super late models, pro stocks, and roadrunners at 7:30 p.m. this Saturday, Aug. 27, sponsored by Foss Jewelers. Track gates will open at 5:30 p.m. The Newville Family of Companies 360 sprint cars will compete in the final 25-lap feature of the season paying $2,000 to win. Entering this weekend’s action, Mark Smith of Sunbury has clinched the 2016 360 sprint car title, the second of his career at the historic Snyder County oval. Central PA 8/23
  • Column)"Billy's Back (Billy Boyd's return to racing at East Bay Raceway Park)"by Richard Golardi Florida Open Wheel 8/23
  • Column)Duane Hancock has notes from Ohio & Michigan inTri-State Outlook 8/23
  • Colby Copeland)With plenty of racing still left on the west coast in 2016, Larry Antaya, and Antaya Motorsports General Manager, Tim Werbach, are excited to announce that Colby Copeland has been named the team’s new driver. Press Releases8/23
  • Dale Blaney)Dale Blaney put together an efficient weekend with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions during a four-race swing in the East. "That area of the country is pretty tough to deal with," he said. "Grandview Speedway had five or six of the best Pennsylvania guys that are running now. Williams Grove Speedway and Lincoln Speedway are extremely tough places to go to. I feel like we ran as well as we could have hoped. If we could have finished out with a second last night it would have been a great weekend."Press Releases8/23
  • SSO)The inaugural “Pat Suchy Memorial” will be taking place this coming Saturday night, August 27, at Brill Motor Speedway in Meeker, Oklahoma and will be race number nine for the Sprint Series of Oklahoma IMCA Racesaver Sprint Car Series. Competition directors Jim and Ernie Messmer have been busy generating partners to add to the purse to make this inaugural event every 305-ci sprint car driver will want to attend. Press Releases8/23
  • Derek Hagar)Frustrating is how Derek Hagar described last weekend. "It was terrible," he said. "We didn't have a good pill draw either night and it was downhill from there." Press Releases8/23
  • Brandon Hanks)Brandon Hanks owns a 168-point lead in the ASCS Red River Region championship standings with only five races remaining. The next test is this Saturday at Superbowl Speedway in Greenville, Texas. Press Releases8/23
  • Jack Dover)Jack Dover charged to his 15th top five of the season last Saturday at Eagle Raceway. He opened the night by maneuvering Chris Roseland's 305ci sprint car from seventh to third place in a heat race. That lined him up on the outside of the sixth row for the main event. Press Releases8/23
  • SSO)What is sure to be highlighted on every race fan and sprint car drivers schedule for years to come, the inaugural “Pat Suchy Memorial,” featuring the Sprint Series of Oklahoma IMCA Racesaver Sprint Car Series will take place this coming Saturday night at Brill Motor Speedway in Meeker, Oklahoma. Press Releases8/23
  • Danny Lasoski)Big Game Motorsports driver Danny Lasoski has already wrapped up the 2016 track championship at Knoxville Raceway, where the Muddy sponsored team will compete this Saturday for the final time this season. Press Releases8/23
  • World of Outlaws)Current points leader and season-standout Donny Schatz is headed home for a tour through North Dakota. Schatz, a Grand Forks, N.D. native, will lead the charge as the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series invades River Cities Speedway on Friday, August 26 and Nodak Speedway on Sunday, August 28.DIRT/World of Outlaws 8/23
  • Tommy Bryant)Tommy Bryant was excited at his chances for an ASCS Gulf South Region championship run going into last weekend. After sitting idle for a month, Bryant and the sponsored Cooper Motorsports team were focused on the final four events for the regional championship. Unfortunately, Mother Nature had other plans and washed out the races on Friday and Saturday. Press Releases8/23
  • Jamie Ball)Jamie Ball hit the road last weekend for the first time in a couple of months. "We got another engine back from Charlie Fisher and we were able to resume our travel schedule," he said. "It was a weekend full of ups and downs. We got a lot of laps with a lot of good competition." Press Releases8/23
  • Mark Burch Motorsports)Mark Burch Motorsports earned a pair of top-five finishes last weekend during a trio of races in three different states. The action began last Tuesday when the team and driver Danny Lasoski invaded Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb., with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. Lasoski qualified 11th quickest before placing seventh in a heat race, eighth in a qualifier and 11th in the main event. Press Releases8/23
  • Brady Bacon)Brady Bacon wrapped one of his best weekends in with one of his worst days as a racer last weekend at the Gold Cup at Badlands Motor Speedway near Brandon, South Dakota. The good was second place finishes in both the prelim and the finale of the Gold Cup for the winged cars. Press Releases8/23
  • Seth Bergman)Seth Bergman will return to Superbowl Speedway this Saturday for an ASCS Red River Region event. Bergman last competed at the bullring in Greenville, Texas, last year when he picked up a regional victory. He was slated to race at Superbowl Speedway this spring before the event was rained out. Press Releases8/23
  • Central PA 358 Point Series)Effective at the end of the 2016 racing season the Central PA 358 Point Series will be shutting down. We will honor the rest of the 2016 racing season and we will crown a champion in the division and with that the $1,000 top prize to the best 358 driver in Central PA. We will also be crowning the 2016 Central PA 358 Point Series Rookie of the Year. Central PA 8/23



  • Sam Hafertepe Jr)After a tough Knoxville Nationals, Sam Hafertepe Jr. and the Keith Dobbs #15H team got what they needed, winning with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Series at St. Francois County Raceway near Farmington, Missouri Saturday. The Sunnyvale, Texas driver followed that up with a fourth place run at the Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia at Sunday’s “High Roller Classic”. With the ASCS National Series off this week, there is a distinct possibility you’ll see Sam at Superbowl Speedway in Greenville, Texas with the ASCS-Red River Region. Press Releases8/23
  • Minot ND/SLS Promotions)The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series is in the midst of the stretch run of the season that takes the series north and then west as around 25 nights of racing remain, before crowing a champion. Donny Schatz leads the series into Nodak Speedway, followed by David Gravel, Brad Sweet and Daryn Pittman. Gravel, Sweet and Pittman are separated by just four points, as they battle for the second spot in the standings. This edition of Quick Hits sets the stage for the Gerdau Magic City Showdown Presented by Gerdau, Schatz Crossroads, Visit Minot and Fastlane Carwash-Minot for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Nodak Speedway on Sunday, August 28. Press Releases8/23
  • Craig Dollansky)The TKS Motorsports #2KS team and driver Craig Dollansky turned in a great Gold Cup weekend in their first trip to Badlands Motor Speedway near Brandon, South Dakota. The Elk River, Minnesota driver won the $10,000 prelim and then came home third in Sunday’s finale. This Saturday, the team will be focused on finishing the year strong at Knoxville Raceway and resuming their season with the National Sprint League. Press Releases8/23
  • Joey Saldana)Venturing to the Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, WI for the first ever World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event at the historic facility, Joey Saldana would record his 52nd Top-10 finish of the season. Press Releases8/23
  • Oswego Speedway NY)The leader of lap 100 in this year’s 60th annual Budweiser International Classic 200 for Novelis Supermodifieds at Oswego Speedway will earn an extra $1,500 in cash thanks to Dushore, PA’s Insinger Performance. Press Releases8/23
  • IRA)Two big night's this weekend, IRA co-sanctioned shows with MOWA at LaSalle Saturday and Angell Park Sunday. Attention Fans, bring your ticket stub from this past Sunday's WoO/IRA show at Angell Park back there this Sunday and receive $5 off. 8/23
  • Chace Karpenko)Chace Karpenko scored a dominant and emotion-charged victory in the annual Pope 65 Bob Ekins Memorial at Darwin’s Northline Speedway on Saturday night. Pole-sitter Karpenko led the 30-lap feature race from start to finish to score a solid win, after getting the jump on fellow local Ben Atkinson, who had opted to start from the outside of the front row. Press Releases8/23
  • Ben Atkinson)It was a challenging but encouraging weekend for Ben Atkinson, who was plagued with misfortune over the opening two nights of the Chariots of Thunder at Darwin’s Northline Speedway. Atkinson showed solid pace in the Xtreme Motorsport-owned Austec Irrigation/Roller Door Services NT-backed ACT # 2 Maxim on Friday night for the Darwin Title, scoring second in his opening heat race. In his final heat race, Atkinson came together with another car while battling for fourth position, causing him to drop back to sixth. Press Releases8/23



  • Photos)Weekend photos are in SpeedShotz8/23
  • All Stars)Waiting an extra day to tackle the highbanks of Lebanon Valley Speedway in West Lebanon, New York, proved to be beneficial for Sammy Swindell, outlasting and out dueling the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions during their first and only New York appearance of 2016. The Germantown, Tennessee, native, who started on the outside of the front row by virtue of dash finish, led all 25 circuits on Monday evening on the Lebanon Valley highbanks, pocketing $7,000 for his efforts, as well as his first Arctic Cat All Star victory since 2011. Kraig Kinser chased Swindell to the final checkers, followed by Chad Kemenah, Tim Shaffer, and Cap Henry, who advanced 11 positions to secure his top-five finish.All Stars  8/23
  • Column)Gaye Carmichael has notes from Sun Prairie WI WoO in Sprint Car Notes8/23


  • Steve Kinser)Steve Kinser, the most successful Sprintcar driver in history, has run his final lap after announcing his retirement at Lebanon Valley Speedway in New York State. 8/23
  • Sammy Swindell)When the Northeastern Midget Association came to Star Speedway in Epping on Saturday night, the touring series brought along a very special guest in Sprint Car legend Sammy Swindell.
  • Tommy Tarlton)Locked into the Johnny Key Classic 50-lap feature event after winning at the Ocean Speedway back on July 8th, Tommy Tarlton would have a strong night on Saturday as he picked up a fourth place finish. Press Releases8/23
  • Jason Sides)Jason Sides finished one spot shy of tying his career-best result at Junction Motor Speedway last Tuesday. Sides ended with a seventh-place finish during the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series lone visit of the season to the fast track in McCool Junction, Neb. Press Releases8/23
  • Patrick Dills)Patrick Dills is one solid performance away from securing his second straight track championship at Cottage Grove Speedway. Dills leads the Extreme Sprints championship standings by 19 points entering this Saturday's season finale for the class at the quarter-mile oval. Press Releases8/23
  • Jersey Rush VI)The NAPA Auto Parts Jersey Rush VI presented by Pioneer Pole Buildings will invade the New Egypt Speedway Tuesday night, August 23 with the “ultimate doubleheader” showcasing the 410 sprints and modifieds. Gates will open at 5 PM and fans are invited to the pit area for a Meet & Greet that will continue until 6 PM. Fans may enter the pit area through the gate behind the grandstands in turn four. Race time is set for 7:30 PM. Central PA 8/23
  • Trey Starks)Trey Starks earned his seventh victory of the season at the seventh different track last Saturday at Electric City Speedway. Starks has now registered 22 career wins at 11 different tracks. His seven triumphs this season are only one away from tying his single-season high, which was set last season. Press Releases8/23
  • IRA)After coming off a trio of events this past weekend, the Bumper To Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint Series has another big doubleheader on tap this weekend, Sat & Sun August 27-28. A pair of IRA events, co-sanctioned by MOWA, has the series competing at the annual Bill Waite Jr Memorial at the highbanked LaSalle Speedway Saturday in an event paying $5000 to win / $500 to start. Then on Sunday, the pair take the easy ride up I-39 to Angell Park Speedway. Two exciting tracks that produce spectacular racing, LaSalle Saturday & Angell Park Sunday. Should be a great sprint car weekend! 8/23
  • Atomic Power Racing Hour)This edition of the Atomic Power Racing Hour amps up with 30 bonus minutes, 3 additional classes, and one national racing star that shined brightly at one of the premier dirt tracks. Starting this Tuesday, August 23, the Atomic Power Racing Hour will air for 90 minutes on Time Warner Cable Sports Channels across Upstate New York. The second trip for the Go Nuclear! Late Models in series history brought with it an opportunity to showcase three other divisions battling at “The Big O” to make one jam-packed episode. Press Releases8/23
  • Du Quoin State Fair IL)The battle for USAC’s Silver Crown Championship was delayed by Saturday’s continuing rain in the Midwest, which forced postponement of the “Bettenhausen 100” at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield. Race organizer Bob Sargent and USAC officials are considering a possible rain date which will be announced if and when it is firm. That sets the stage for the Saturday night, September 3 “Ted Horn 100” at the Du Quoin (Ill.) State Fair. A total of 37 cars had been pre-entered at Springfield, leading to what promises to be a banner entry list for Du Quoin. Press Releases8/23
  • Giovanni Scelzi)Giovanni Scelzi nearly registered his 20th top-10 finish of the season last Friday at Plaza Park Raceway. Unfortunately, a mechanical problem derailed the team throughout the micro sprint event at the fast bullring. Press Releases8/23
  • Jackson Motorplex MN)Six track championships will be decided this weekend at Jackson Motorplex. The action begins on Friday for Livewire Printing and Pizza Ranch Night, which showcases the Last-Deck® 360 Sprint Cars and the Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series for a complete show with only one feature (rather than double features that were on the initial season schedule). The Heartland Racing Association Non-Wing Sprint Cars are also on tap along with the Liquid Nitro IMCA 305 Sprint Cars, which will be the final points-paying event of the season for the class. Press Releases8/23
  • Sammy Swindell)Sammy Swindell scored a top-five finish during his winged midget pavement debut last Saturday at Star Speedway. Swindell produced an efficient night while driving for Tim Bertrand at the Northeastern Midget Association event. Press Releases8/23
  • Jack Sodeman Jr)After earning his eighth sprint car victory of the 2016 season, and his fifth at Mercer Raceway Park, Jack Sodeman, Jr. has officially set the stage for a potential Western Pennsylvania sweep; earning track championships at Lernerville Speedway and Mercer Raceway Park. Press Releases8/23
  • Brock Zearfoss)For the second time in 2016 and for the second time in his career, Brock Zearfoss is a winner during 410 sprint car competition. The “Jonestown Jet” earned his second-ever victory on Saturday evening, August 20, at the Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania, nearly dominating the main event before crossing under the flagstand two seconds ahead of the competition. Press Releases8/23
  • Danny Dietrich)Danny Dietrich battled tough for two top-ten finishes against the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions during the recent weekend, earning one main event victory in the process, raising his season win total to six. The victory, occurring at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, August 20, after starting second on the feature grid, earned the Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, native $5,000 for his efforts, winning by nearly three seconds over a pair of fellow “Pennsylvania Posse” competitors, Alan Krimes and Lucas Wolfe.Press Releases8/23
  • Castrol Raceway ALB)The 61st annual Jim Albert Memorial Gold Cup features an enhanced purse as well as multiple giveaways. The two-day 360ci winged sprint car event this Friday and Saturday at Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, is the middle doubleheader during the six-race, three-weekend NSA Shootout. This Friday's feature pays $2,000 to win with Saturday's main event providing $4,000 to win, $2,000 for second, $1,500 for third and at least $400 to start. All money is paid in United States currency. Press Releases8/23
  • 34 Raceway IA)The 2016 racing season is nearing the end at 34 Raceway with the Pepsi Season Championship Night this Saturday, August 27. All classes will be in action. Its $5 Fan Appreciation Night so bring the family with just $5 grandstand admission for ages 11 and up. Kids 10 and under as always are admitted free. Plus there will be a driver autograph session on the track during intermission. Press Releases8/23
  • Paul McMahan)Making his first ever start at the Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, WI on Sunday night with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, Paul McMahan had a nice showing that saw him time in fifth fastest before finishing 10th in the feature event. Press Releases8/23
  • Ian Madsen)Looking for big money at the Rock-N-Roll Gold Cup at Badlands Motor Speedway, Ian Madsen would get over the cushion while running in the fifth spot on Sunday night and suffer suspension damage that essentially relegated him to a 19th place finish. Press Releases8/23
  • Jason Solwold)Getting back to a track that is near and dear to him, Jason Solwold had a nice showing during the Rock-N-Roll Gold Cup at the Badlands Motor Speedway as he finished in the fourth spot on Sunday night. Press Releases8/23
  • Kaeding Performance) D.J. Netto seeks new opportunity to finish the year. After a year of racing the family car being maintained by Kaeding Performance, D.J. Has decided to step out of his own car and drive the famed 3C car owned by Clyde Lamar. We have had a great year working with D.J. and support him in his decision. We wish him the best and will continue to support him and his family's racing program in the future.8/23
  • DJ Netto)Effective immediately, Hanford, CA driver DJ Netto will take over the controls of the famed Clyde and Marion Lamar No. 3c starting this Friday night at the Silver Dollar Speedway. Press Releases8/23
  • Brian Brown)Brian Brown and the Casey’s General Stores/FVP #21 team got just the “pick-me-up” they needed Sunday night by winning the $15,000 “High Roller Classic” at the Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia. Thanks to Matt Wood Racing, who supplied their Ford power for the night, Brian was able to win, let alone compete. Making it extra special was the fact that the MWR #17w team rode along to the races. The Grain Valley, Missouri driver dedicated his win to Bryan Clauson. Press Releases8/23
  • Matt Wood Racing)Kerry Madsen will be behind the wheel of the Matt Wood Racing, Elk Grove Ford, Cancer Treatment Centers of American, Bryan Clauson #17w this weekend with the National Sprint League at Knoxville Raceway in Iowa. The St. Mary’s, New South Wales, Australia native has a track title to his credit, and has racked up ten wins this season between Australia and the United States. Two of those wins have come in NSL competition. Press Releases8/23
  • Grand Forks ND/SLS Promotions)The Second Leg of the Gerdau Northern Tour is this week for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota. The event will mark the second and final stop of the season for the series at the always thrilling high-banked bullring. Donny Schatz will be looking to sweep both ends of Gerdau Northern Tour for the second consecutive year. This edition of Quick Hits sets the stage for the Second Leg of the Northern Tour at River Cities Speedway on Friday, August 26. Press Releases8/23
  • NSL)The National Sprint League will make its final visit of the season to Knoxville Raceway this Saturday. The half-mile oval in Knoxville, Iowa, has hosted eight NSL events this season with one other date rained out. Brian Brown, Kerry Madsen and Sammy Swindell each have two feature victories with Danny Lasoski and Ian Madsen also scoring National Sprint League wins at Knoxville Raceway this season. National Sprint League 8/23
  • Tim Kaeding)Over the course of his storied career the Gold Cup Race of Champions in California has been a race that Tim Kaeding has seemingly been snake bit at. Over the weekend, Kaeding looked to claim the Rock-N-Roll Gold Cup in Brandon, SD but again, the San Jose, CA driver would have some bad luck, as late race contact would knock him out of contention. Press Releases8/23
  • Ryan Bernal)With big money on the line and a chance to battle with the USAC National Sprint Car Series, Ryan Bernal and his Mike Phulps Motorsports team made the trip to the Badlands Motor Speedway in Brandon, South Dakota and went on to pick up a fourth place finish during the Rock-N-Roll Gold Cup. Press Releases8/23

Monday  August 22nd 2016

Don't think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It's self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can't try to do things. You simply must do things. Ray Bradbury



  • Patriots)It has been another banner year for Jared Zimbardi as the Bradford, PA driver added another win and clinching his second consecutive Patriot Sprint Tour- Canadian Series Championship. Race Results 8/22
  • Ohsweken Speedway ONT)Bryan Howland of Auburn, New York stole the lead from Thedford, Ont. driver Shane Ross on lap 15 and held off the field on a lap 16 restart to earn the victory in the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car A-Main. Race Results 8/22
  • Must See Racing)Chris Neuenschwander and Koehler Motorsports have had a thing for winning on important birthdays during the 2016 season. After leading every lap to win on car owner Ron Koehler’s birthday in May at Anderson (Ind.) Speedway, Neuenschwander duplicated that effort Sunday night at Kalamazoo Speedway, wiring the field from the pole on his own birthday to win the Jerry Landon Memorial Klassic. Race Results 8/22
  • SOD)Mad Max Stambaugh won the Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP MAHLE/Clevite Beyond Limits Challenge at I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Michigan.   Stambaugh charged to the lead from his outside front row starting position over pole starter Brian Smith and never looked back as he set a torrid pace on the superbly prepared track.  Brad Lamberson, in the Melling Performance Parts, Smith Motorsport #71H, charged past Smith to take over 2nd and had plenty of speed, but Stambaugh had built up a straightaway lead.  Race Results 8/22
  • Badger)Jeff Zelinski scored a wire to wire victory winning the 20-lap Miller Lite Cornfest Midget Classic, Mid-State Equipment/Zimbrick Chevrolet of Sun Prairie Badger Midget Racing Series, Sunday Night at Angell Park Speedway. The event also featured the first ever appearance at the track for the Craftsman World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series.Race Results 8/22
  • IRA)It would be easy to run out of adjectives to describe just how wildly successful the joint sanctioned contest with the Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprints and the Craftsman World of Outlaws was. You simply had to be at Angell Park Speedway to understand the excitement, anticipation and thrills as the best drivers in open-wheeled racing descended upon the third-mile clay oval. IRA 8/22
  • USAC)As if his $10,000 win in Saturday's preliminary feature wasn't enough, it only proved to be the warm-up act for the biggest victory of Chad Boespflug's racing career after he swept the weekend's USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car "Special Events" at Badlands Motor Speedway with an encore performance in Sunday night's inaugural "Rock and Roll Gold Cup" that netted him a hefty $50,000 payday. USAC8/22


  • King of the West)Following a three-week break the traveling King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series is eager to return to action this Saturday night August 27 with a visit to the cool confines of Petaluma Speedway. KoW, JH Wingless, Civil War 8/22
  • Oswego Speedway NY)When Budweiser International Classic Weekend kicks-off on Friday, September 2, drivers in the Novelis Supermodified division will be vying for an additional $4,000 in Budweiser International Classic purse and contingency listings thanks to partner Total Seal High Performance Piston Rings. Press Releases8/22
  • Ocean Sprints)After coming off a thrilling Johnny Key Classic last week the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo are set for the penultimate event of the 2016 season this Friday August 26. Fresh off his big win at the Key Classic last week Watsonville’s own Justin Sanders will look to keep the momentum going this Friday night. The reigning Ocean Sprints champ has captured the last two Taco Bravo events and guns for his fourth overall win of the season this week. Sanders took home $5500 for his first efforts last Saturday at the 56th running of the Key. Press Releases8/22
  • Mason Moore)On the verge of claiming the Placerville Speedway track championship this coming weekend, Mason Moore made the most of last Saturday night’s Civil War Series event as an 11th place finish was good enough to make an already close point battle even closer with just a few races left on the schedule. Press Releases8/22
  • OCRS)The Harold Leep Classic presented by Suchy Transmissions is one of the biggest events on the Ameri-Flex / OCRS schedule and this special event takes place this Friday night at the Outlaw Motor Speedway in Oktaha Oklahoma. This event honors of one of the greatest open wheel racers of all time. Leep, who is a member of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame, passed away in 2014.OCRS 8/22
  • Steven Tiner)Traveling to the Ocean Speedway on Saturday night as one of four locked in drivers in the Johnny Key Classic feature event, Steven Tiner would simply struggle as he finishes in the 17th spot. Press Releases8/22
  • Andy Forsberg)Looking for a repeat performance during the 2016 Johnny Key Classic after a dominant showing in 2015, Andy Forsberg would have a late race issue cost him dearly as he would finish in the 18th spot. “This year’s Johnny Key Classic was not nearly as fun as last year’s race,” Andy Forsberg said. “We had a really good car, and were right in the mix, but I made as mistake and got in the wall. The race was flirting with curfew so we weren’t able to get back out initially, but made it back a few laps down and finished 18th.” Press Releases8/22
  • Willie Croft)Climbing aboard the Williams Motorsports No. 0 machine on Saturday night to fill in for Bud Kaeding, Willie Croft would have a nice showing only to get collected in a wreck on the 30th lap of the feature event and battle back to a 13th place finish. Press Releases8/22
  • DJ Netto)Though his night did not start all that great, DJ Netto and his DNR team continued to push forward and in the end, Netto would walk away from the 56th Annual Johnny Key Classic with a sixth place finish. Press Releases8/22
  • Cory Eliason)Spending a little over a month traveling in the Midwest, Cory Eliason came back to the Golden State just as strong as he left it as he picked up a third place finish during the 56th Annual Johnny Key Classic on Saturday night at the Ocean Speedway. Press Releases8/22
  • Courtney O'Hehir)Courtney O'Hehir and the Global Racing Team had a busy weekend when they attended Robbie Farr’s Ultimate Driving School at the Hi-Tec Oils Speedway, Toowoomba on Saturday. This has been earmarked for some time for Courtney as she prepares for her rookie year in the Ultimate Sprintcar division. Press Releases8/22



  • ASCS Lucas Oil)Denied the big prize in 2015, Brian Brown was all business as the Casey’s General Store/FVP No. 21 led start-to-finish in Sunday’s W-K Chevrolet High Roller Classic presented by Casey’s General Stores with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network at Sedalia’s Missouri State Fair Speedway. ASCS 8/22
  • Column)BillW has notes from WoO/IRA at Sun Prairie WI inBillW's Knoxville News 8/22
  • Column)Danny Burton has Bloomington notes and rain in Hoosier Race Report8/22
  • The Speedway Motors/Champion Racing Oil Central PA Sprint Cars started the weekend off with an All Star race at Grandview Speedway for Thunder On The Hill. Dale Blaney took the victory for the All Stars with Sammy Swindell right behind in 2nd place. Friday the All Stars moved to Williams Grove Speedway where Brian Montieth beat the All Stars and the rest of the Speedway Motors/Champion Racing Oil Central PA Sprint Car drivers for his 5th point series win of the year. Speedway Motors/Champion Racing Oil Central PA 8/22

Sunday  August 21st 2016

Everybody pulls for David, nobody roots for Goliath. Wilt Chamberlain



  • World of Outlaws/IRA)Donny Schatz has won at some of the most historic tracks in sprint car racing over the course of his 20 seasons on the road with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. The seven-time and defending series champion added the legendary Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin to that list on Sunday night as he picked up the win in the Sun Prairie Sprint Car Classic, featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and Bumper to Bumper IRA Sprint Car Series in a co-sanctioned event.DIRT/World of Outlaws8/21
  • Badlands Motor Speedway SD)"Rico Abreu of Rutherford, California, took the lead of the 35 lap Dollar Loan Center Winged Sprint Car A Feature and then held on en route to a Rock & Roll Gold Cup victory worth $50,000. Abreu started third after finishing in that position in the 12-lap Scramble. Race Results 8/21
  • USAC)USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR "SPECIAL EVENT" RACE RESULTS: August 21, 2016 - Brandon, South Dakota - Badlands Motor Speedway - "Rock and Roll Gold Cup" Championship Night FEATURE: (35 laps) 1. Chad Boespflug, 2. Justin Grant, 3. Bud Kaeding, 4. Ryan Bernal, 5. Chase Stockon, 6. Dustin Smith (#77 Smith), 7. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 8. Brady Short, 9. Scotty Weir (#39w Goodnight), 10. Robert Ballou (#1 Ballou),USAC8/21
  • Civil War)After 50 laps around the Ocean Speedway on Saturday night, tempers flared and emotions ran high, but one man with a smile on his face was Justin Sanders as he claimed his first career Johnny Key Classic and first Civil War Series presented by Flowmaster win of the 2016 season. KoW, JH Wingless, Civil War 8/21
  • Hunt Wingless)After winning two of the first Wingless Series presented by Joe Hunt Magnetos feature events to open the 2016 season, Terry Schank returned to victory lane on Saturday night in impressive fashion as he led flag-to-flag to pocket his third triumph of the season during the Johnny Key Classic at the Ocean Speedway. KoW, JH Wingless, Civil War 8/21
  • USCS)The defending United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour Presented by K&N Filters National Champion Morgan Turpen of Cordova, TN picked up her fourth win of the season on Saturday night in the 7th Annual Senoia Summernationals at Senoia Raceway. The “Queen of the Wings” held off a hard late-race charge from young gun Howard Moore of Memphis, TN. USCS 8/21
  • VSS)Yogi Berra couldn’t have said it better when describing Saturday night’s twin twenty races at Shenandoah Speedway seeing Glenn Worrell and Anthony Linkenhoker taking wins again. For the second time this year after rain forced a twin twenty features night on May 14th and then again last night but both nights ended with the same winners.Race Results 8/21
  • OCRS)Four years ago Shayla Waddell picked up her first OCRS victory at the Salina Highbanks Speedway. It was May 12th, 2012 to be exact. So it was only fitting that Salina would be the site of her second career victory. Saturday, Waddell started outside front row and drove a flawless 25 laps to become the eighth different Ameri-Flex Hose and Accessories / OCRS winner of the 2016 season. OCRS 8/21
  • URC)Curt Michael and the GEI Enterprises, Valley Forge Inc., K&N Filters 5g cruised to their first victory on 2016 on Saturday night at the Orange County Fair Speedway. The United Racing Club brought 23 cars into the pit area on Saturday night and with three heats on hand the top 5 headed to the A-Main from each heat race.URC 8/21
  • Wayne County Speedway OH)Although a brief rain shower during the Fisher Performance Sprint last chance race, slowed things down momentarily, the race action was fast and furious on Santmyer Oil night at NAPA Wayne County Speedway Saturday night. The OVSCA checked into Orrville’s Historic Oval for the second time this season with 32 sprinters on hand as Nick Patterson, Brandon Spithaler, Jordan Ryan and Danny Mumaw would collect the heat wins as Clay Riney topped the last chance race. Race Results 8/21


  • Mark Bitner)Mr. Twister Mark Bitner headed to the New Egypt Speedway on Saturday night to race the Brian Nixon owned #202 with the TSRS sprint cars. Bitner who had some bad luck earlier in the week with the family owned #15 car was looking for some redemption on Saturday night. Press Releases8/21
  • Robbie Stillwaggon)Robbie Stillwaggon had a substitute driver on Saturday night at the Orange County Fair Speedway. With Robbie at home still feeling the effects of a hard crash at the Williams Grove Speedway just over a week ago, his brother and 305 Sprint Car driver and winner Ryan Stillwaggon took the controls of the Quality Auto Body #89 car. Press Releases8/21
  • Davie Franek)Davie “No Panic” Franek headed just up the road from his Wantage NJ home to the Orange County Fair Speedway on Saturday night to compete with the United Racing Club. Franek who thought about heading to Orange County before jumping into an airplane to head to Selinsgrove Speedway and complete in their $4,000 to win National Open Event decided to stay committed to the URC and support their event. Press Releases8/21
  • Justin Whittall)Justin Whittall continues to impress in his first year racing with the United Racing Club. Whittall who pilots the World Wide Bearing, Pioneer Auto Body #67w brought the family owned team to the famed ½ mile hard clay facility on Saturday night and finished in the 6th position. Press Releases8/21
  • Brett Michalski)Brett Michalski and the JR Michalski Heating and Air Conditioning #73b headed north on Saturday night to Orange County Fair Speedway for Michalski’s second start at the famed ½ mile facility in the 2016 United Racing Club season. Michalski also made one start at the hard clay last year at the end of the season. Press Releases8/21
  • Curt Michael)Curt Michael and the GEI Enterprises, Valley Forge Inc., #5g used a mid-race restart to power to his first victory on the 2016 United Racing Club season. Michael who is the defending and 9 time URC champion currently sits 2nd in points and in well within striking distance of first place Davey Franek. Press Releases8/21
  • Port Royal Speedway PA)Port Royal Speedway will present Locust Grove Retirement Sr. Citizens Night/$1 Hot Dog Night this Saturday, August 20 at 7 pm. Adult general admission for the show is $15 with Sr. Citizens ages 62 and older receiving a $5 discount on general admission ONLY WITH VALID ID/PROOF OF AGE. Students ages 12 – 18 are priced at just $7. Hot dogs will be available all night long for the knockout price of just $1. Central PA 8/21
  • Williams Grove Speedway PA)The final Yellow Breeches 500 race of the season for the 410 sprints is on tap this Friday night, August 26 at Williams Grove Speedway. The Yellow Breeches series of races for the Lawrence Chevrolet sprint cars pays $500 just to start the 25-lap main event with a $3,600 payday posted to win. The HJ Towing and Recovery 358 sprint cars are also on the program and their appearance carries importance in and of itself. Central PA 8/21
  • All Stars)Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions competition scheduled for Sunday evening, August 21, at the Lebanon Valley Speedway in West Lebanon, New York, has been postponed due to weather. A large line of storms, comprised of high winds and heavy rain, invaded the eastern edge of the Empire State just before five o’clock forcing Arctic Cat All Star and Lebanon Valley Speedway officials to postpone the Sunday night program until Monday, August 22. The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions drivers meetings will begin at 5:00 pm on Monday evening at Lebanon Valley Speedway, followed by hot laps at six. Additional information such as ticket pricing and reserved seating options can be found live on the Web at 8/21
  • Susquehanna Speedway PA)Heavy morning and early afternoon rain proved to be too much for Susquehanna Speedway as track officials were forced to cancel Sunday’s Justin Snyder Salute to the Troops BAPS Coatings and Supplies 410 Sprint Series event. Track officials have worked with the family of Justin Snyder and have announced that the next BAPS Coatings and Supplies 410 Sprint Series event on Thursday night, September 22nd will now carry the Justin Snyder Salute to the Troops banner. The race will pay $5,000 to win, $3,000 for second, $2,000 for third and $400 to start. The Sunday rainout was the second rainout of the season for the BAPS Series. The ServiceMaster Clean Central PA Legends are also on the September 22nd card. Fans are reminded to check out for the latest news and results and follow Susquehanna Speedway on Twitter and Facebook. 8/21
  • Marysville Raceway Park CA)Championship auto racing continues this Saturday night, August 27th, with point race #15 along with the annual Kids Bike Night at Marysville Raceway. Kid’s bike night is presented by AutoMaxx and North Valley Driveline Service. Not only are kids 11 and under free, but if the kids bring their bicycles, during the intermission they get to race for trophies and ribbons on the front stretch of the race track. The kids will also be entered in a raffle and one boy and one girl will win a free BMX style bike along with accessories. It will be a fun filled family night of racing at the speedway. Press Releases8/21
  • Max Stambaugh)For the second time in as many years, “Mad Max” Stambaugh cruised to a runner-up finish in the K&L Ready Mix NRA 360 Sprint Invaders championship, earning one main event victory along the way at Waynesfield Raceway Park on July 23. Stambaugh, pilot of the Elwer Fence, Specialized Therapy, Biggies Coast to Coast, Triple JJJ, Dale’s Concrete, Quality Welding Fab, Full Effect Lawn Mowing, Radio Hospital, No. 5M, ended his NRA title chase just 32 points behind champion Jared Horstman. In 2015, Stambaugh was tied for the championship at season’s end, but was scored second due to number of victories. Press Releases8/21



  • Selinsgrove Speedway PA)TJ Stutts of Liverpool drove to an unprecedented fifth career victory in Saturday night’s 30-lap 16th Annual Mach 1 Chassis National Open for 360 sprint cars at Selinsgrove Speedway. Stutts’ 25th career victory at the track in 358-360 sprint car racing was worth $4,000 at the wheel of the family owned No. 23M. Central PA 8/21
  • Sprint Invaders)“Flyin’” Ryan Jamison won for the first time with the Sprint Invaders since 2012 when he won back to back events at Cedar County Raceway in Tipton, Iowa and at the track he won at Saturday night, 34 Raceway near West Burlington, Iowa! The three-time series’ champion’s win was worth $1,600 to the Mediapolis, Iowa native. It was the sixth career win for Jamison with the Sprint Invaders, and his second at 34 with the series. Race Results 8/21
  • Susquehanna Speedway PA)Making a bid for the season championship, Newville, PA driver Russ Mitten made it back to back feature wins in Credit Connection Auto Sales Super Sportsman action Saturday night at Susquehanna Speedway. Mitten charged from his 10th starting position in Saturday night’s 25-lap feature, taking the top spot with 14 laps complete and driving away from the field to post his second straight win and third overall at the York Haven oval this season. Mitten has four overall wins on the year aboard his Newville Electrical Services/RPM Chassis Repair No. 77. Central PA 8/21
  • USAC)Chad Boespflug had no intentions of running second Saturday night. In fact, he skipped running second altogether after using a swift maneuver to double-dip on a restart with nine laps remaining, moving from third to first in one fell swoop before speeding away to victory and a nice $10,000 paycheck in a rare USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car, non-points "Special Event" on the preliminary night of the inaugural "Rock and Roll Gold Cup" at Badlands Motor Speedway. Race Results 8/21
  • WAR)Overtaking race leader Korey Weyant on a lap 24 restart, Terry Babb picked up his third Boss Chassis WAR Series win of 2016 on Saturday at I-35 Speedway. Clinton Boyles moved into the lead at the start as he was followed by Weyant. Weyant used a good run down the backstretch to get by Boyles on lap two. Race Results 8/21
  • USAC SW)USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR (Special Event) RACE RESULTS: August 20, 2016 – Dodge City, Kansas – Dodge City Raceway Park – “Freedom Tour” FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Josh Hodges, 2. R.J. Johnson, 3. Shon Deskins, 4. Jeremy Campbell, 5. Charles Davis Jr., 6. Anthony Nicholson, 7. Dennis Gile, 8. Shannon McQueen, 9. Jordon Mallett, 10. Zach BlurtonUSAC8/21


  • Jersey Rush VI)Ringoes, New Jersey modified star Ryan Godown plans to do double-duty Tuesday night, August 23 competing in both the modified and 410 sprint cars at New Egypt Speedway in the ultimate doubleheader, the JERSEY RUSH VI. This highly anticipated event brings together two premier divisions in one night of racing and this event only happens once a year. Gates will open at 5 PM and fans are invited to the pit area for a Meet & Greet that will continue until 6 PM. Fans may enter the pit area through the gate behind the grandstands in turn four. Race time is set for 7:30 PM. In the event of rain, Wednesday, August 24 will be the rain date. Central PA 8/21



  • Column)Kevin Oldham has his latest edition of KO's Indiana Bullring Scene, offering commentary on my last month of racing action that took me to Kokomo, Bloomington, Putnamville, Pevely, and back to Kokomo. I also have my reflections on the loss of Bryan Clauson. 8/21

  • Ocean Speedway CA)Civil War...#17 Justin Sanders #22 Shane Golobic #17X Cory Eliason #21 Tommy Tarlton #37 Mitchell Faccinto #88N DJ Netto #69 Brent Kaeding #92 Logan Seavey #00 Jason Statler #4S Buddy Kofoid #X1 Mason Moore #2 Brad Furr #0 Willie Croft #72W Kurt Nelson #12P Scott Parker #58 Jerry Bonnema #94 Steven Tiner #7C Andy Forsberg #101 Klint Simpson #35 Sean Becker #73 Kyle Hirst #11AU Toby Bellbowen #33 Lucas Ashe8/21
  • Placerville Speedway CA)BCRA Midgets...#14JR Matt Streeter #11E Cory Elliott #88 Brian Gard #8X Randi Pankratz #57 Maria Cofer #35B Michael Faccinto #35W Nate Wait #11F Floyd Alvis #8 Bill Lindsey #87 Bobby Wilson #74 J.R. Williams #62 Taylor Simas #3 Sparky Howard 8/21
  • Dodge City Raceway Park KS)It was very nearly the week of R.J. Johnson entirely. New Mexico’s Josh Hodges had other ideas though. After Johnson won the opening two rounds of the USAC Southwest “Freedom Tour” earlier in the week, the Phoenix shoe added a POWRi West Summer Showdown win to kick off Saturday night’s feature action atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park. Race Results 8/21
  • USAC)USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR "SPECIAL EVENT" RACE RESULTS: August 20, 2016 - Brandon, South Dakota - Badlands Motor Speedway - "Rock and Roll Gold Cup" Preliminary Night FEATURE: (25 laps) 1. Chad Boespflug, 2. Chase Stockon, 3. Justin Grant, 4. Thomas Meseraull, 5. Brady Short, 6. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 7. Ryan Bernal, 8. Robert Ballou, 9. Dave Darland, 10. Chris WindomUSAC8/21
  • Sprint Invaders)Burlington IA...Official finish: 51J - Ryan Jamison 44 - Martin 25 - Balckhurst 50P - Pohren 5J - Ball 3G - Ja. Schneiderman 49 - Jo. Schneiderman 4 - Agan 59 - Glasgow 83 - Getchell 69 - Buchholz 40C - Wehrle 3 - VanHaaften 61 - Roth 4* - Goldesberry 10T - Moore 58 - Krieger 1ST - Greenwood 19 - Weuve 12 - Eastin 99 - Schulz 8/21
  • WAR)Winston MO...8D Terry Babb 99 Weyant 65 Parkinson 51 Moore 65M Muths 8K Leer 55 Potter 19 Weuve 82 Ward 77 Boyles 21 Kitchen..8/21
  • Badlands Motor Speedway SD)USAC A Feature: 1. Chad Boespflug, 2. Chase Stockon, 3. Justin Grant, 4. Thomas Meseraull, 5. Brady Short 6. Kevin Thomas Jr., 7. Ryan Bernal, 8. Robert Ballou, 9. Dave Darland, 10. Chris Windom, 11. Bud Kaeding, 12. Aaron Farney, 13. Dustin Smith, 14. Mark Dobmeier, 15. Rob Caho Jr., 16. Tim Kaeding, 17. Mike Martin, 18. Matt Goodnight, 19. Alex Schriever, 20. Scotty Weir, 21. Bret Mellenberndt, 22. Brady Bacon, 23. Dylan Peterson, 24. Landon Simon 8/21
  • URC)Middletown NY...Curt Michael, Davie Franek, Chuck Hebing, Adam Carberry, Chris Coyle, Justin Whitall, Jimmy Stitzel, Jason Clauss, Jeremy Quick, Scott Goodrich. 8/21
  • Patriots)Brighton Ontario Speedway...Jared Zimbardi, Pauli Colagiovanni, Lee Ladouceur, Jason Barney, Ryan Turner, Devin Caron, Sam Reakes, Jeff Cook, Jordan Thomas, Mitch Brown. 8/21
  • USCS)Morgan Turpen wins at Senoia GA. 8/21
  • IRA)Fans who have followed the exploits of sevn-time series champion Bill Balog in the Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint series race have come to know his mastery of traffic. When the battle for the lead takes place amongst lapped cars Balog is relentless in his pursuit and quick to strike. Parker Price-Miller is the latest driver to witness Balog’s proficiency as he was overtaken by Balog’s charge when he got temporarily caught behind a lapped car. IRA 8/21
  • Wayne County Speedway OH)Danny Mumaw wins at Wayne County Speedway 8/21
  • Selinsgrove Speedway PA)#23 TJ Stutts #63 Josh Weller #1 Mark Smith #25o Aaron Ott #29 Jason Shultz #19 Colby Womer #77 Derek Locke #66 Ryan Kissinger #76 Larry Kelleher #33 Michael Walter II #39 Nate Snyder #67 Steve Collins #39P Eric Parker #71c Charlie Anderson #2t Michael Thomas #99K Cody Keller #1W Eric Tomecek #C4 Jim Shuster #5 Brian Nornhold #49 Mike Walter #27 Greg Hodnett #49s Mallie Shuster8/21
  • ASCS Lucas Oil)The debut of the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network at the St. Francois County Raceway came down to the final lap as Sam Hafertepe, Jr. narrowly held off local track champion, Joey Montgomery, at the line to win the Dean Adams Classic. ASCS 8/21
  • 34 Raceway IA)305 sprints...1 2 27 Ryan Jamison 2 5 83 Dave Getchell 3 4 7 Nick Guernsey 4 7 81 Tanner Gebhardt 5 9 7A Jarrod Schneiderman 6 3 58 Andy Krieger 7 1 96 Nathan Charron 8 8 50P Harold Pohren 9 6 71 Nathan Murders 10 11 4 Bailey Goldesberry 11 10 13 Brayden Gaylord 12 12 9 Daniel Bergquist 8/21
  • Port Royal Speedway PA)Brock Zearfoss of Jonestown scorched the Port Royal Speedway on Saturday night to notch his first career sprint car win at the historic oval, worth $3,200 while becoming the 185th driver in history to take a checkered flag at the track. Central PA 8/21
  • Lincoln Speedway PA)Danny Dietrich took home the $5,000 top prize and led a PA Posse sweep on the podium and Saturday night’s Arctic Cat All-Star 30-lap feature event at Lincoln Speedway. Central PA 8/21
  • Mercer Raceway Park PA)Jack Sodeman, Jr. won the non-stop feature event for the 4 Your Car Connection 410 Sprints at Mercer Raceway Park, solidifying his points lead heading into Championship Night, which will award double points to all competitors. "You just run the same every race, try to win every race, and the points will take care of themselves," Sodeman Said about his quest for a third track championship. "We got a pretty good shot, we just need to be consistent, and not do anything pretty dumb." Race Results 8/21
  • All Stars)Double-D Danny Dietrich used traffic to his advantage on Saturday night at Lincoln Speedway, cruising on to score his second Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions feature prize of 2016. The Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, native dominated the final 13 circuits of the 30-lap feature program, crossing under the final checkers nearly three seconds ahead of second place finisher Alan Krimes. Lucas Wolf would round out the podium finishers, completing a podium sweep for the “Pennsylvania Posse” in the Pigeon Hills.All Stars 8/21
  • East Bay Raceway Park FL)At East Bay Raceway it was AJ Maddox winning the Annual Bob & Marge Long Memorial 25-lap Q Auto & Injury Attorneys Sprints Feature. Q Auto & Injury Attorneys Sprints Bob & Marge Long Memorial (25-lap feature) 1. 3A AJ Maddox 2. 02 Gene Lasker 3. 01 Anthony D’Alessio 4. 21 Jason Webster 5. 11 Andy Kelley 6. 1* Tim George 7. 96 Nikole Voisey 8. 17c Aileen Collins-Love 9. 29 Steve Mueller 10. 3k Guy Bos 11. 38 Tony Agin 12. 52M Joe Metcalf 13. 23d Dylan Colding 14. 4 Billy Boyd, Jr. 15. 07 Clint Reynolds 16. 12 David Kelley 17. 82 Matt Kurtz 18. 30 D.J. Peeples 19. 55 Kurt Taylor (DNS) 20. 5 Hayden Campbell (DNS)8/21
  • Oswego Speedway NY)Oswego, NY Saturday, August 20th, 2016 Championship Night pres by. Bosco's Food Market & U-Pull U-Save Auto Parts BOX SCORE: Novelis Supermodifieds Novelis Supermodified (50-laps): 1. 68 - Michael Barnes, 2. 00 - Joe Gosek, 3. 7 - Otto Sitterly, 4. 01 - Dan Connors Jr, 5. 55 - Keith Shampine, 6. 21 - Kody Graham, 7. 05 - Jeff Abold, 8. 52 - Dave Danzer, 9. 50 - Dave Gruel, 10. 02 - Brandon Bellinger, 11. 14 - Davey Hamilton Jr., 12. 15 - Mike Muldoon, 13. 0 - Tim Snyder, 14. 12 - Pat Lavery, 15. 56 - Hal LaTulip, 16. 51 - Joey Moriarty, 17. 79 - Brian Sobus, 18. 11 - Aric Iosue, 19. 83 - Lou LeVea Jr., 20. 35 - Bobby Magner, 21. 24 - Jerry Curran, 22. 5 - Tim Devendorf Lighthouse Lanes Hard Charger: #68 - Michael Barnes Lighthouse Lanes Up and Comer: #01 - Dan Connors Jr. Radical Race Gear Lap Leader: #01 - Dan Connors Jr. Xtreme Sim Racing Series Last Car on the Lead Lap: #12 - Pat Lavery Heat #1 (12-laps): 1. 55 - Keith Shampine, 2. 05 - Jeff Abold, 3. 00 - Joe Gosek, 4. 01 - Dan Connors Jr., 5. 14 - Davey Hamilton Jr., 6. 5 - Tim Devendorf, 7. 35 - Bobby Magner, 8. 68 - Michael Barnes Heat #2 (12-laps): 1. 15 - Mike Muldoon, 2. 0 - Tim Snyder, 3. 21 - Kody Graham, 4. 02 - Brandon Bellinger, 5. 52 - Dave Danzer, 6. 83 - Lou LeVea Jr., 7. 24 - Jerry Curran Heat #3 (12-laps): 1. 11 - Aric Iosue, 2. 51 - Joey Moriarty, 3. 50 - Dave Gruel, 4. 7 - Otto Sitterly, 5. 12 - Pat Lavery, 6. 56 - Hal LaTulip, 7. 79 - Brian Sobus 8/21
  • Silver Dollar Speedway CA)It’s been a dream like season for Paradise resident Kyle Hirst. Numerous meaningful victories in 2016 have brought Hirst into the spotlight and currently recognized as the top 410 winged sprint car driver in California. Tonight Hirst continued his dominance of important sprint car races in 2016 and won the Fourth Annual Tyler Wolf Memorial at Silver Dollar Speedway. This season at Chico alone, Hirst has won the Dave Bradway Jr. and the David Tarter Memorials. Race Results 8/21
  • UMSS TSCS)After picking up his third career Traditional Sprint Car Series feature win at the Cedar Lake Speedway on July 30, young James Giossi of New Richmond has been a winning streak. Giossi won his third straight TSCS feature on Friday night August 19 at the Princeton Speedway following a win the night before at the Grand Rapids Speedway during a non-points (exhibition) show. Race Results 8/21
  • UMSS)It was worth the wait! Rain back on June 3rd forced the 15th Annual Billy Anderson Memorial at the Princeton Speedway to be postponed until Friday night August 19. Rain in the area nearly nixed the event again, but the weather cooperated and the UMSS winged sprints put on their best feature race of the season, one of the best in the eight year history of the series and likely one of the best in the running of the Billy Anderson Memorial as well. Race Results 8/21


  • Shane Stewart)After a last minute schedule change, the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series heads to Angell Park Speedway for the first time ever this Sunday for the Sun Prairie Classic. This will be a new track for both Larson Marks Racing and Shane Stewart. Press Releases8/21
  • Waynesfield Raceway Park OH)Rained out Saturday night. 8/21
  • Atomic Speedway OH)Rained out Saturday night. 8/21
  • Indiana Rain)Lawrenceburg, Lincoln Park and Paragon Speedway's all rained out Saturday night. 8/21
  • USAC)Rain in the Midwest has claimed yet another race program, forcing cancellation of Saturday night's USAC IMRA Midget race at Spoon River Speedway. The series continues next Saturday night at 34 Raceway Park in Burlington, Iowa.8/21
  • Jersey Rush VI)The return of the Jersey Rush VI is fast approaching, and it all takes place at the New Egypt Speedway Tuesday night August 23. The show features a popular combined appearance of the region’s two most popular divisions – the 410 Sprint Cars and the Modifieds – joining forces for the ultimate double header, as NAPA Auto Parts and Pioneer Pole Buildings present JERSEY RUSH VI. In the event of rain, Wednesday night, August 24 will be the rain date with a 7:30 starting time. Central PA 8/21

Saturday  August 20th 2016

Blue, green, grey, white, or black; smooth, ruffled, or mountainous; that ocean is not silent. H. P. Lovecraft



  • IRA)For a brief time on Friday morning before teams arrived at Wilmot Raceway for the opening round of the Kenosha County Fair and the first day of the Carriage Auto Body Roger Illes Memorial it appeared the event might be threatened by weather and possibly postponed. Track officials managed to whip the track into raceable condition after morning rain and threatening weather gave way to a great night of racing action. IRA 8/20
  • POWRi)Current leader of the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series points standings, Zach Daum, rallied back against Tanner Thorson at Lincoln Speedway to collect career victory number 17. Daum started on the outside front row and vaulted to an early lead over the pair of Keith Kunz Motorsports entries, Tanner Thorson and Carson Macedo.  Race Results 8/20
  • Column)Pat & Bruce Eckel have USAC PA Midget Week notes in A Typical Weekend8/20


  • Brian Brown)Brian Brown and the Casey’s General Stores/FVP #21 team had a rough Knoxville Nationals week, but they are excited to get to Sunday night’s High Roller Classic at the Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia. The team was without a 360 motor for the event, but they are grateful for Matt Wood Racing, who is loaning them one for the $15,000 to win event sanctioned by the ASCS National Series. Press Releases8/20
  • USAC)Extremely wet grounds following early-week flooding, compounded by heavy rains Saturday morning and additional expected rain Saturday afternoon, have conspired to force cancellation of the "Bettenhausen 100" USAC Silver Crown Championship race at the Illinois State Fairgrounds. Race organizer Bob Sargent and USAC officials are reviewing options for a possible rain date. Please stay tuned for that announcement. A total of 37 cars were pre-entered for the race. The series now prepares for the September 3 "Ted Horn 100" at the DuQuoin (Ill.) State Fairgrounds.8/20
  • Must See Racing)Rained out today at Marne MI. 8/20
  • SOD)Rained out tonight at Merritt MI. 8/20
  • Devils Bowl Speedway TX)Rained out for Saturday 8/20
  • Kyle Bellm)Kyle Bellm and the Resource Asset Management Solutions (RAMS) No. 14k Sprint Car team are poised for a pair of home “Show-Me State” events with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour this weekend after the recent Knoxville 360 Nationals. Press Releases8/20



  • Photos)Steve Koletar photos from USAC Pennsylvania Midget Week at Lincoln Speedway & All Stars at Grandview Speedway are in SpeedShotz8/20
  • IRA)Wilmot WI...A finish: 17b Bill Balog 5j Jeremy Schultz 2 Parker Price-Miller 1m Phillip Mock 2w Scotty Neitzel 19 Todd Daun 80k Mike Kertscher 10v Matt Vandervere 79 BlakeNimee 02 Mike Reinke 8/20
  • Ohsweken Speedway ONT)#51 Bryan Howland #3r Shane Ross #0 Glenn Styres #10b Mitch Brown #47x Dylan Westbrook #17x Dain Naida #38 Tyler Hendricks #11 Jamie Turner #1-10 Jake Brown #9 Steve Lyons #81 Derek Johnathon #77x Alex Hill #27z Stan Zanchin #91 Ryan Turner #14h Jim Huppunen #31 John Burbridge #5D Dave Dykstra #2w Lee Winger #80 Chris Steele #97 Cory Turner 8/20
  • Bloomington Speedway IN)#17 Justin Grant #18 Jarett Andretti #34 Brent Beauchamp #04b Tyler Thomas #70 Jordan Kinser #38 Jeff Bland #71 Bub Cummings #98 Brandon Morin #4p Jon Stanbrough #74 JT Stapp #24p Scott Hampton #5m Matt Mcdonald #66 Jadon Rogers #24L Lee Underwood #28 Brandon Mattox #56w Hunter Oneal #35x Chris Babcock #11b Travis Berryhill #06 Chris Phillips #22v Shelby VanGilder8/20
  • Badlands Motor Speedway SD)#2KS Craig Dollansky #99 Brady Bacon #13 Mark Dobmeier #18 Ian Madsen #1H Justin Henderson #19 Paige Polyak #3 Tim Kaeding #18JS Jason Solwold #24 Rico Abreu #26 Bud Kaeding #14 Jody Rosenboom #17A Austin McCarl #4 Cody Hansen #17B Ryan Bickett #82 Dusty Zomer #15 Joe Riedel #19L Rob Caho Jr #25 Dylan Peterson #09 Matt Juhl #23 Dusty Ballenger #9X Paul Nienhiser #101 Chuck McGillivray #20 John Lambertz #21K Thomas Kennedy #87 Aaron Reutzel 8/20
  • River Cities Speedway ND)#9N Wade Nygaard #92 Mitch Mack #31 Shane Roemeling #27 Chris Ranten #8 Casey Mack #2A Austin Pierce #8B Jack Croaker #25 Cory Mack #20A Jordan Adams #6N Greg Nikitenko #35 Brenden Wilde #6 Zach Wilde #13T Ty Hanten #0 Nick Omdahl #91M Jackson Moffett #51 Alex Larson #4 Tee Young #99 Jordan Graham #26 Blake Egeland #12 Brayden Pengilly #10T Bobby Martin #14 Tom Egeland #7 Trent Stengl #8H Jade Hastings #40 Lawrence Veralrud 8/20
  • Silver Dollar Speedway CA)#77 Kyle Hirst #19 Chase Majdic #22 Mason Moore #75 Sean Becker #25 Bobby McMahan #3C Tyler Walker #M21 Kalib Henry #42X Herman Klein #92 Andy Forsberg #31C Justyn Cox #21 Michael Ing #93 Stephen Ingraham #4X Raquel Hall #00 Braedon Enos #2AU Stacey Galliford #45 Jake Morgan #11AU Toby Bellbowen #49 Mike Monahan #14H Heath Hall 8/20
  • SOD)Lake Odessa MI...#5M Max Stambaugh #2+ Brian Smith #0 Steve Irwin 8/20
  • Northline Speedway AU)In what was a dominant performance, Western Australian Lee Nash drove to victory in last night’s iFind Pipes ‘N’ Cables Chariots of Thunder opener, the C&R Constructions Darwin Sprintcar Title, at Darwin’s Roller Door Services NT Northline Speedway. Race Results 8/20
  • Trail Way Speedway PA)J.B. Cunningham claimed the $2,000 top prize in Friday night’s Trone Outdoor Advertising 358 championship event at Trail-Way Speedway. “How about that!” exclaimed Cunningham upon exiting the Jason Bulick #39 sponsored by Log Cabin Inn and K&C Enterprises in victory lane, “All the good guys kept falling out. We busted our butts the last two weeks. This is a new frame because we thought the other one was junk. I can’t thank Jason and the rest of the crew enough for their hard work. This win was on our bucket list.” Central PA 8/20
  • Williams Grove Speedway PA)What looked like Lance Dewease’s race turned out to be Brian Montieth’s victory in the All Star Circuit of Champions Sprints Jack Gunn Memorial at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night. A week after Montieth’s second victory of the season, he scored his third with a last lap pass of Dewease after losing the top spot to him earlier on the 13th circuit in the 30-lap main. Central PA 8/20
  • Attica Raceway Park OH)Byron Reed put on a dominating performance at Attica Raceway Park Friday, Aug. 19. The Monclova, Ohio driver lead all 30 laps for his third 410 sprint win of the year at the track. The win pads Reed’s point lead as he heads into next week’s championship night as he looks to wrap up his eighth title at Attica in the past 14 years. It also increases his lead in the Kistler Racing Products FAST Championship Series presented by KS Sales and Service as he looks to score his fourth such title and its $10,000 payday. The victory on NBC 24 WNWO/UBS Financial Services Night was the 34th of Reed’s career at Attica and was his fifth FAST win of 2016. Race Results 8/20
  • Sprint Invaders)John Schulz emerged victorious Friday night at the Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa with the Sprint Invaders. It was the West Burlington, Iowa native’s fourth career win in Donnellson with the Sprint Invaders and the thirteenth of his career with the series. Schulz’s win was worth $1,500 and came ahead of a talented 27-car field. Race Results 8/20
  • ARDC)Alex Bright took another Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic ARDC presented by Autobahn Indoor Speedway feature at the Linda’s Speedway Friday night. Bright, coming off a heart breaking loss at LANCO against USAC on Tuesday night, started in the seventh position and used the top side in turns one and two and the bottom in turns three and four to work his way to the front passing race leader Brett Wanner on lap sixteen of the twenty five lap feature. Race Results 8/20
  • All Stars)After what seemed to be a lock for Lance Dewease at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night, taking command during mid-point of the Jack Gunn Memorial main event before charging ahead to a two second advantage, “The Edge” Brian Montieth used his familiar top line of the speedway to track down Dewease during the closing laps, charging under the familiar Donnie Kreitz-owned, No. 69K on the final circuit. The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions victory was the fourth of Montieth’s career, earning $5,000 for his efforts during the non-stop 30-lapper, as well as a first-ever Jack Gunn Memorial trophy. Lance Dewease held on to finish second, followed by Tim Shaffer, Stevie Smith, and Greg Hodnett. All Stars 8/20


  • OSCS)Rained out Friday night at Jackson County Raceway OH 8/20
  • USCS)Rained out at Senoia GA Friday night. 8/20
  • ASCS Gulf South)Mother Nature wins again with the Griffith Truck and Equipment ASCS Gulf South Region presented by Southern Trailer Works. With heavy rain already claiming Friday night at the Heart O' Texas Speedway, events at the Lone Star Speedway in Kilgore, Texas on Saturday, August 20 have now been called off due to continued wet weather.ASCS 8/20
  • Aaron Reutzel)Aaron Reutzel is off to the Badlands in South Dakota after a pair of challenging weekends at Iowa’s Knoxville Raceway. The reigning Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour champion sets his sights on a potential big day this weekend with the Rock and Roll Gold Cup at Badlands Motor Speedway near Sioux Falls, SD. Press Releases8/20
  • Riverside Int Speedway AR)The Saturday, 8/20/16 races have been cancelled. It is too wet to prepare the track and the pit parking is too wet and soft. Next Saturday, 8-27-16 is going to be the Craig Guy Stock Special. Also on that night we will have the regular race card. Memphis Car Audio 305 WS, Black Oak Gin 600, Pull A Part Late Model, G & S Electric Modified, and the Parts Plus Riverside Stocks which will be a special stock race in honor of the memory of Craig Guy. The Sonny Sayre Make a Wish Silent Auction and race has been moved to September 10. Watch the web site and Facebook for updates on the items for bid. We need to raise $6000 to sponsor a child's wish. BID BIG!!!! 8/20
  • Lernerville Speedway PA)After dodging a pair of storm cells, (one each to the north and south), a third cell popped up on the radar with little warning and dumped 30-40 minutes of rain on the Action Track forcing the cancellation of Friday Night’s Fab4 Fueled by Turner’s Premium Iced Teas racing program. Press Releases8/20
  • USAC)Rain has forced cancellation of Friday night's "Freedom Tour" USAC Southwest Sprint Car "special event" at 81 Speedway. The tour concludes Saturday night at Dodge City (Kans.) Raceway Park.8/20
  • IMCA)IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings Through Aug. 18 IMCA EMI RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Andy Shouse, Mustang, Okla., 764; 2. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 758; 3. Michael Stien, Ceylon, Minn., 752; 4. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 748; 5. Clint Benson, Papillion, Neb., 743; 6. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 739; 7. Jason Martin, Lincoln, Neb., 737; 8. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 727; 9. Raven Culp, Mesquite, Texas, 716; 10. Chad Wilson, North Richland Hills,Press Releases8/20
  • Fremont Speedway OH)Winged sprint car racing will return to the Sandusky County Fair in Fremont, Ohio for the first time in 40 years. The event – featuring 305 sprint cars – will open the fair on Tuesday, Aug. 23 on the clay oval of the historic Fremont Speedway. Thanks to Joe and Fran Darmofal, the event will pay $1,200 to win the 30 lap feature and $175 to start. Also, thanks to Steve Klisz, the ladies dirt truck powder puff race will pay $500 to win. Press Releases8/20

Friday  August 19th 2016

When what we are is what we want to be, that's happiness. Malcolm Forbes



  • Thunder On The Hill)Hartford, OH’s Dale Blaney claimed his first Grandview Speedway win when Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions 410 Sprint Car Series returned to the Grandview Speedway for the first time in sixteen years this past Thursday night for the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series. This event was presented by Pioneer Pole Buildings and represented the 123rd Thunder Series event since it started in 1990. Central PA 8/19
  • Freedom Tour)R.J. Johnson picked off his second USAC Southwest Sprint Car “Freedom Tour” feature win in as many rounds of action with some late race heroics to take Thursday night’s $2,500 winner’s share at Creek County Speedway. Race Results 8/19
  • USAC SW)Taking command from Dennis Gile on the twenty-eighth lap, R.J. Johnson (Tempe, Arizona) claimed the checkered flags at Sapulpa, Oklahoma’s Creek County Speedway. Continuing to write series history, Johnson’s fourth $2,500 USAC SouthWest “Freedom Tour” win marked his 40th career triumph and the eighth victory of the season. In addition, the three-time champion set a new record with five consecutive main event wins. Josh Hodges, Gile, Koby Barksdale, and Shon Deskins rounded out the top-five drivers. USAC8/19


  • Sun Prairie WI/SLS Promotions)Only one driver competing full-time with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series has raced at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. That same driver has also been victorious at the historic third-mile bullring. Who is the driver? Brad Sweet, who pilots the No. 49 for Kasey Kahne Racing. Press Releases8/19
  • Donny Schatz)For the fifth time in 2016, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing (TSR) driver Donny Schatz and his Bad Boy Off Road/Chevrolet Performance team will compete in the state of Wisconsin as the World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman® Sprint Car Series makes its first-ever appearance Sunday at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin as part of the annual Sweet Corn Festival. Press Releases8/19
  • Waynesfield Raceway Park OH)With back-to-school time in full swing, race teams, sponsors, and fans want to make this hectic time of year just a little bit easier this Saturday night at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio. At current count, 130 book bags have been donated to be given away to school aged kids in attendance at Saturdays race. The track is aiming to reach their goal of 200. In addition, 6 bicycles will be raffled off to help kids make their commute to school that much easier. Press Releases8/19
  • WSS)For the third time in 2016 the Wingless Sprint Series will head over to central Oregon’s Madras Speedway. The ¼-mile clay oval will be hosting the Open Wheel Spectacular and should be another riveting affair to the current campaign. With Cottage Grove Speedway having no racing during the weekend it may attract some regulars from the southern Willamette Valley. Press Releases8/19



  • All Stars)The “Low Rider” Dale Blaney helped the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions keep the “Pennsylvania Posse” out of victory lane in Central Pennsylvania, scoring the Arctic Cat All Star win at the Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville on Thursday night, August 18. The pilot of the Game Treestands/CH Motorsports/No.1 entry held off charges by Lucas Wolfe, Stevie Smith, and fellow National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductee Sammy Swindell during the course of the 35-lap main event, scoring his seventh victory of the 2016 season, raising his career win total to 134 with the Arctic Cat All Stars. Blaney also used his victory to chip away at Chad Kemenah’s championship point lead, dropping to a 36-point margin from 50. All Stars 8/19
  • USAC SW)USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR (Special Event) RACE RESULTS: August 18, 2016 – Sapulpa, Oklahoma – Creek County Speedway – “Freedom Tour” FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. R.J. Johnson, 2. Josh Hodges, 3. Dennis Gile, 4. Koby Barksdale, 5. Shon Deskins, 6. Tye Mihocko, 7. Charles Davis Jr., 8. Kyle Clark, 9. Alex Decamp, 10. Anthony Nicholson,USAC8/19


  • Column)Danny Burton has Salem IN USAC notes in Hoosier Race Report 8/19
  • Mercer Raceway Park PA)Sprint car fans are in for a special treat this Saturday, August 20, at Mercer Raceway Park. There will be head-to-head competition between the speedway's Bonnell's Rod Shops Outlaw Sprint Warriors and the Fremont Attica Sprint Tour 305s. It will be the first time that the F.A.S.T. racers will cross the Pennsylvania state line to race on the tricky oval. Will the Mercer regulars have a home court advantage? You'd better be there to witness this historic event! Press Releases8/19

Thursday  August 18th 2016

Racism isn't born, folks, it's taught. I have a two-year-old son. You know what he hates? Naps! End of list. Denis Leary



  • DJ Netto)Returning to his native California after is second trip to the Knoxville Nationals; DJ Netto is excited for busy part of the year to get underway in California starting Saturday night with the Johnny Key Classic. “There was some bright spots in our trip, but we were a little disappointed with how we ended up,” DJ Netto said. “Going back there and running at that level will help us for some big races back home I think.” Press Releases8/18
  • Minot ND/SLS Promotions)The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series is set for its 11th appearance at Nodak Speedway in Minot, North Dakota in 2016, as the Gerdau Magic City Showdown presented by Gerdau, Schatz Crossroads, Minot Tourism and Fastlane Carwash-Minot hits the track on Sunday, August 28. The series is in the midst of a very competitive season, with 16 drivers having picked up wins thus far in 2016. Press Releases8/18
  • Team ILP)Inside Line Promotions driver Zac Taylor charged from 11th to score a win last Saturday at El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, Colo. Other Team ILP racers with a top-five finish include: Danny Lasoski guided Big Game Motorsports to a third-place result on Friday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, during the 56th annual 5-Hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals. Press Releases8/18
  • USAC)Kody Swanson enters Saturday's "Bettenhausen 100" on a history-making run in the 2016 USAC Silver Crown Series slate. One Illinois driver currently in the top 10 in the USAC Silver Crown title chase and one just outside the top 10 along with one past winner of the event from Illinois are among the drivers favored to de-rail the "Swanson Express." USAC8/18
  • Big Al Kids & Motorsports)The Big Al Kids & Motorsports Foundation is pleased to welcome Hailey Bower as its newest member. Bower, who is a 17-year-old from Washington State, has faced an uphill battle since she was born with Colonic Inertia, GI tract dysmotility and Obstructed Defecation Syndrome. Press Releases8/18
  • Tommy Bryant)A couple of race fans will walk away with new Rage 2 Carbide multi-purpose cut-off saws from this weekend when Tommy Bryant and the Cooper Motorsports team returns to racing with the ASCS Gulf South Region. The Rage 2 Carbide saw will cut off mild steel, aluminum a quarter inch thick or wood and nail embedded wood. It weighs 45 pounds with 1 Arbor and 15 Amperage. Its RPM is 1450 with a motor of 2000W. Press Releases8/18
  • Grand Forks ND/SLS Promotions)The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series returns to River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota on Friday, August 26 for the Second Leg of the Gerdau Northern Tour. In the First Leg of the Gerdau Northern Tour back in June, Donny Schatz was victorious at the high-banked bullring for the third-straight time, which marked his sixth overall win with the series at the track in his home state. Press Releases8/18
  • Sun Prairie WI/SLS Promotions)The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series visits the historic Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin on Sunday, August 21 for the first ever. The Sun Prairie Sprint Car Classic will feature the Outlaws, plus the Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association (IRA) at the third-mile bullring. The Badger Midget Auto Racing Association will also be in action. Every World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series full-time driver, other than Brad Sweet, will be visiting the track for the first time. This edition of Quick Hits, sets the state for the Sun Prairie Sprint Car Classic at Angell Park Speedway on Sunday, August 21. Press Releases8/18
  • KSE Racing Products)With the smoke clear from a wild Knoxville Nationals celebration, Jason Johnson led the way for numerous winners scoring hardware during the biggest week of the season as the Eunice, LA driver won an epic Knoxville Nationals feature event. Press Releases8/18
  • Justin Sanders)Fresh off of his first trip to the Knoxville Raceway, Justin Sanders is poised for Saturday night’s 56th Annual Johnny Key Classic at the Ocean Speedway pitting the Civil War Series vs. the Ocean Sprints. “We were fortunate enough to lock into this race by winning the last race here before we took off to Knoxville, and we are going to give it everything we’ve got,” Justin Sanders said. Press Releases8/18
  • Paul Pokorski)In a season filled with ups and downs, Paul Pokorski and his Pokorski Motorsports experienced the low end of the pendulum during a Midwest Sprint Car Association doubleheader last Saturday, Aug. 13 at the Plymouth Dirt Track and Sunday, Aug. 14 at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie. Press Releases8/18
  • Must See Racing)The Must See Racing Sprint Car Series is set for their biggest weekend of the season, with two traditional Michigan tracks set to take center stage in a blockbuster doubleheader for series title sponsor Engine Pro. Race 10 and 11 on the calendar see the winged warriors tackling the .4375-mile Berlin Raceway on Saturday, Aug. 20 before heading to the slightly-smaller, three-eighths mile Kalamazoo Speedway on Sunday, Aug. 21 Press Releases8/18
  • Calistoga Speedway CA)Current USAC Midget National driving point leader Spencer Bayston, of Lebanon, IN, leads a full stable of Keith Kunz / Curb-Agajanian Motorsports Midgets into the 9th Annual Louie Vermeil Classic at Calistoga Speedway. Joining the 17-year-old sensation are teammates Tanner Thorson of Minden, NV, Carson Macedo of Lemoore, CA, Ryan Robinson of Forest Hill, CA and Holly Shelton of Sacramento, CA. Press Releases8/18
  • Oswego Speedway NY)A former Pathfinder Bank Small Block Super champion at Oswego Speedway, Dave Gruel will look to close out his first career Supermodified championship at the ‘Steel Palace’ this Saturday. Gruel has been the model of consistency this season at the Speedway, piloting his Over Drive Marketing U-Pull U-Save Auto Parts No. 50, as he is the only driver this season to have finished in the top ten of every Novelis Supermodified main event in ‘16. Press Releases8/18
  • Williams Grove Speedway PA)With the 2016 racing season heading towards the fall of the year, fans start to turn their thoughts and excitement towards the biggest event for sprint car racing on the east coast. Spectators and competitors from all over the world will converge on the historic Williams Grove Speedway during the September 29th, 30th and October 1st weekend for the 54th edition of the Williams Grove National Open presented again this year by Champion Racing Oil. If you have never attended the National Open at Williams Grove, you’re missing much more than the country’s best sprint car pilots battling side by side for three straight nights, all vying for the east coast’s best 3-day purse. The Williams Grove National Open is an event that just happens to include all of the above racing and so much more. Central PA 8/18
  • Northline Speedway AU)Preparations are well underway for the biggest meeting of the season at Darwin’s Roller Door Services NT Northline Speedway, with the Chariots of Thunder Series commencing this Friday and Saturday night. A field of over 20 Open Sprintcars will hit the track on Friday to contest the third running of the Pope 65 Bob Ekins Memorial race, which offers $5,000 to win, with a $4,000 bonus challenge. In the first of two double headers over the two weekends, they will back it up the following night with their Darwin Title. Press Releases8/18
  • Ben Atkinson)In the upcoming Chariots of Thunder Series to be contested at Darwin’s Northline Speedway over two big weekends of racing, local Ben Atkinson will be stepping into the Xtreme Motorsport-owned ACT # 2 Austec Irrigation / Roller Door Services NT backed Maxim car. Press Releases8/18


  • Grandview Speedway PA)All Stars...#1 Dale Blaney #1s Sammy Swindell #51S Stevie Smith #94 Ryan Smith #93 Sheldon Haudenschild #1Z Lucas Wolfe #10H Chad Kemenah #37 JJ Grasso #19m Brent Marks #20 Ryan Taylor #747 Davey Sammons #8M TJ Michael #13 Tim Shaffer #70 Danny Holtgraver #57X Andrew Palker #40 Caleb Helms #11K Kraig Kinser #27 Greg Hodnett #48 Danny Dietrich #21 Cap Henry #51 Freddie Rahmer #81 Kenny Jacobs #88 Brandon Rahmer #11 Steve Kinser 8/18
  • Freedom Tour)Reigning USAC Southwest Sprint Car champion R.J. Johnson opened the Fourth Annual “Freedom Tour” by racing to victory lane in Wednesday night’s 30-lap feature atop the ¼-mile Lawton Speedway clay oval for his seventh overall series win of the year. Race Results 8/18
  • USAC SW)USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT (Special Event) RACE RESULTS: August 17, 2016 – Lawton, Oklahoma – Lawton Speedway – “Freedom Tour” FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. R.J. Johnson, 2. Andrew Deal, 3. Josh Hodges, 4. Shon Deskins, 5. Anthony Nicholson, 6. Jordon Mallett, 7. Dennis Gile, 8. Charles Davis Jr., 9. Koby Barksdale, 10. Casey Wills, 11. Harli White, 12. Tye Mihocko, 13. Layne Himebaugh, 14. Mike Martin, 15. Shawn Bloomquist, 16. Cody Brewer, 17. Shannon McQueen, 18. Ryan Anderson, 19. Nick Bates. 20. Brian Padgett, 21. Craig Carroll. NT USAC8/18

Wednesday  August 17th 2016

“We are confronted with insurmountable opportunities.”  Walt Kelly



  • Photos)Steve Koletar photos from USAC Pennsylvania Midget Week are in SpeedShotz8/17
  • PRI 2016)Dozens of workshops, seminars, and special events have been confirmed and finalized for the 2016 Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show, taking place December 8–10, 2016, at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. As the world’s premier event dedicated solely to the business of racing and all things motorsports, the PRI Show provides racing retailers, race engine builders, race car builders, warehouse distributors, racers and race teams with a bevy of new products and equipment, systems solutions, business strategies and innovative technologies to help further their businesses and racing programs. Press Releases8/17
  • Jace Vander Weerd)At the conclusion of the 2015 season, Jace Vander Weerd got hot with the USAC West Coast 360’s and picked up a couple of feature event wins. Fast-forward to 2016, and Vander Weerd repeated the feat as he backed up last week’s win in Santa Maria with a win on Friday night at the Ocean Speedway in the series’ final weekend of the year. Press Releases8/17
  • Wayne Johnson)Despite running a limited 410 schedule this season, Wayne Johnson and the Two-C Racing team fell just three spots short of the championship event at the Knoxville Nationals last weekend. It was the end of an up and down fortnight for the Oklahoma City driver. A disappointing 360 Nationals preceded the Nationals, but once the 410 was put in the frame rails, Wayne made the cut at the Capitani Classic, and locked himself into Saturday night’s program at Knoxville. This weekend will see three races. He’ll run with the Sprint Invaders at the Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa, before getting back to ASCS National action at the St. Francois County Raceway near Farmington, Missouri Saturday, and at the “High Roller Classic” at the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia Sunday. Press Releases8/17
  • Cody Lamar)With the season quickly coming to a close and a tight championship far from being decided, Cody Lamar looked to be on his way to extending his lead on Saturday night until contact with a spinning car in traffic got his machine on its lid. “We had a pretty good night going, and were in a really good battle with Tyler Walker for the top spot, but traffic got dicey and an evasive maneuver in traffic ended up with the car getting upside down,” Cody Lamar said. Press Releases8/17
  • Jason Solwold)With the Knoxville Nationals not quite going how Jason Solwold and the Shaylen Raye Motorsports team hoped, Solwold and company will be looking for a little redemption this week at the Badlands Motor Speedway during the Rock-N-Roll Gold Cup. “It was kind of a disappointing week for us, but it was a blast to get the 410ci engine in and go fast,” Solwold said. “We just didn’t time in well and that really plagued our week.” Press Releases8/17
  • Danny Holtgraver)After a disappointing Knoxville Raceway campaign, resulting in a mechanical failure while leading the 56th Annual Knoxville Nationals D-main, “Downtown” Danny Holtgraver will move forward and reset his focus toward Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions competition, ready to visit areas of Central Pennsylvania and Upstate New York for four consecutive nights of open wheel action. Press Releases8/17
  • Ryan Smith)Ryan Smith was looking forward to competing in his first Knoxville Nationals. But, as is often the case in sprint car racing, plans changed and Smith spent the weekend with family and friends. "We couldn't get a tow vehicle around in time, but that's okay," he said. "After three years of racing nearly every weekend, I owed my girlfriend and my family and friends some time and it was nice. But I'm really ready to get back in the car. Press Releases8/17
  • Caleb Helms)Caleb Helms has a busy weekend on tap as he will head east for four races with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. The action begins on Thursday at Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pa., before a stop at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., on Friday. Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., hosts a race on Saturday and the weekend wraps up on Sunday at Lebanon Valley Speedway in West Lebanon, N.Y. Press Releases8/17
  • Jack Dover)Jack Dover competed with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Junction Motor Speedway on Tuesday night with his 360ci engine. "We were obviously down on horsepower and the track was fast and heavy," he said. "We ended up pulling off the track in every race." Dover qualified 17th quickest before exiting the track early in the heat race and qualifier. That lined him up on the inside of the eighth row for the main event. Dover raced for several laps before pulling off with a 14th-place finish. Press Releases8/17
  • NSL)There are only seven remaining points-paying races on the National Sprint League schedule this season. The series will take this weekend off before returning to action on Aug. 27 at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for the half-mile oval's final NSL event of the season. National Sprint League 8/17
  • DHR Suspension)DHR Suspension clients have had a strong start to the month of August. Four racers were victorious on Aug. 6 during the Cody Burks Memorial at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark. Marshall Skinner claimed the 360ci winged sprint car main event with Andy Gallagher winning the 305ci feature and J.C. Waller the late model portion. Bubba Jones was victorious in the 305 dash. Press Releases8/17
  • USAC)57th "Bettenhausen 100" at the Illinois State Fairgrounds (Springfield, Illinois) DATE: Saturday, August 20, 2016 STARTING TIMES: Practice: 10am. ProSource Qualifying: 11:30am., Sportsman races: Noon. Silver Crown B-Main: 1pm. "Bettenhausen 100:" 2pm. 37 CARS, 37 DRIVERS USAC8/17
  • Davie Franek)Davie Franek brought home the Franek Auto Sales #28f to a runner up finish on Tuesday Night August 16th at the Bridgeport Speedway. The 2014 United Racing Club Champion continues to strengthen his points lead, a lead that he has not relinquished since winning night #1 at the Bridgeport Speedway. Franek who started 2nd in heat race #2, quickly took the lead and went on to win heat race #2. With heat race 1 winner Robbie Stillwaggon pulling the “6” invert pill, Franek was then scheduled to start the 25 lap feature event in the 5th starting position. At the drop off the green flag, Franek settled into the 4th place running position and was up to 2nd place by lap 8. Franek continued to try to catch front running Josh Weller but was unable to catch and overtake Weller finishing in the runner up position. With the runner up position, Franek continued to strengthen his stronghold on the 2016 United Racing Club points lead. Franek will now have a decision to make this Saturday night as Selinsgrove and URC will both be in action. At Selinsgrove Speedway, Franek currently sits in the 2nd position a mere 185 points back of points leader Mark Smith. Franek has been hot at Selinsgrove in 2016 could chase the $4,000’s winners share at the Mach 1 National Open this weekend, or Franek could head just up the road from his home to the Orange County Fair Speedway and continue to strengthen his current points lead. Wherever Franek runs on Saturday look for the 28f to be out front. 8/17
  • Brett Michalski)On Tuesday night Brett Michalski and the JR Michalski and Sons Heating and Air Conditioning #73b headed to the Bridgeport Speedway to race with the United Racing Club. Michalski who was coming off of an 18th and a 14th place at the Williams Grove Speedway and Susquehanna Speedway on Friday and Saturday nights. Michalski started on the pole position in a very difficult heat #2 and finished in the 4th position after battling with race winner Josh Weller and Adam Carberry. For the feature event, Michalski started in the 8th position next to URC veteran Troy Betts and just behind past URC Points Champion Robbie Stillwaggon. Michalski continues to look for seat time in the 360 sprint car and consistently running the entire feature will continue to help improve the URC rookie. Michalski finished in the 10th position just behind former URC regular Chris Coyle. Michalski will now prep the 73b to head north this weekend to the Orange County Fair Speedway. A visit earlier this year resulted in a disappointing end to the rookie’s night due to motor issues. Since then the team has purchased a Wesmar Motor from 2016 Knoxville 360 Nationals winner Sammy Swindell and has continued to develop their maintenance program as well. Look for the 73b to be running up front very soon. 8/17
  • Lincoln Speedway PA)A surprise rainfall on lap seven of Lincoln Speedway’s USAC/ARDC feature event brought a disappointing end to an abbreviated Pennsylvania Midget Week Wednesday night. Nevada’s Tanner Thorson set fast time for the 20 midgets on hand, and took the lead from USAC points leader Spencer Bayston on a third-lap restart. He, Brayston, and Brady Bacon were running first through third when Steve Buckwalter brought out the caution flag after stopping in turn two. Central PA 8/17



  • J&J Auto Racing)Son. Brother. Fiancé. Friend. Racer. Champion. All are adjectives that can be used to accurately describe Bryan Clauson. But they’d only begin to scratch the surface of what a truly remarkable young man he was. Always quick with a smile and never too busy to say hello or catch up, Clauson was the epitome of what a dirt-track legend represents. Only scratching the surface of what was to surely be a storied winged Sprint Car career, Clauson earned four victories in the Matt Wood Racing No. 17W entry in 2016. We at J&J Auto Racing would like to dedicate our victories for the month of August to the memory of Bryan Clauson. It was a privilege to have him behind the wheel of a J&J Auto Racing chassis and an honour to call him a friend. On behalf of J&J Auto Racing, we’d like to extend our thoughts and prayers to Bryan’s family, friends and race teams. Godspeed, BC. #BCForever Press Releases8/17
  • All Stars)After a two week standstill on the schedule, allowing teams to prepare for and participate in the 56th Annual Knoxville Nationals in Knoxville, Iowa, Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions competitors will return to action in a big way by traveling to areas of Central Pennsylvania and Upstate New York for a four-pack of programs at four different facilities. All four venues will feature Arctic Cat All Star competition for the first and only time in 2016, launching a busy August/September stretch comprised of 11 events from now until September 24. All Stars 8/17
  • Column)Gaye Carmichael has notes from McCool Junction Outlaws in Sprint Car Notes8/17
  • IRA Sprints)The teams of the Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint series are about to get busy, really busy. Over the next six weeks, teams will battle in 11 contests, and it all begins with a challenging three-race weekend that will begin this Friday. One of the longest running traditions on the IRA schedule is the Kenosha County Fair races. Rich in history this year's events at the fair will again be run back to back on Friday and Saturday evenings. IRA 8/17
  • Oswego Speedway NY)As the days continue to tick away toward the 60th running of the Budweiser International Classic 200 for Novelis Supermodifieds on Sunday, September 4, we look back on one of the most improbable Classic wins of all-time, by a local ‘Zero Hero’. Press Releases8/17



  • USAC)It took two whole days to finally get underway, but once it did, the 2016 "Pennsylvania Midget Week" opener was well worth the wait. Minden, Nevada's Tanner Thorson recovered from a lap four spin, carved his way from the tail-end of the field, setting him up for a last lap, last corner slide job on teammate Spencer Bayston to take an improbable USAC Midget National Championship/ARDC feature win Tuesday night at Lanco's Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway. USAC8/17
  • URC)Josh Weller is as hot at the August heat right now with the United Racing Club. Fresh off of an 18 to 5 place and hard charger at Williams Grove to winning at Susquehanna Speedway from the 4th position on Saturday night, Weller rolled into Bridgeport Speedway for a Tuesday night special paying $2,000 to win thanks to Valley Forge Inc and GEI Enterprises kicking in an extra $500 for the win. URC 8/17
  • World of Outlaws)Entering the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series event at Junction Motor Speedway on Tuesday night, Donny Schatz had never finished off the podium in five career starts at the 3/8-mile. The seven-time and defending series champion extended that streak, while adding to his win total at the track, as he dominated the 30-lap main event. DIRT/World of Outlaws 8/17


  • Thunder On The Hill)Excitement builds as Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions prepare to descend upon the third-mile bullring of Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, PA. NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series brings the All Stars to the Berks County dirt track this Thursday, August 18, as the nationally touring 410 Sprint Car racing series battles the Pennsylvania Posse, with a $5,000 payday on the line. This popular event is being presented by Pioneer Pole Buildings. Central PA 8/17

Tuesday  August 16th 2016

When I am angry, I pray God to swing our globe into the fiery sun and prevent the sorrows of the not-yet-born: but when I am content, I want to lie forever in the shade, till I become a shade myself. T. E. Lawrence



  • Craig Dollansky)The TKS Motorsports #2KS and driver Craig Dollansky locked themselves into the 56th Knoxville Nationals last weekend. It was the culmination of a lot of hard work for the team over the past two seasons. Unfortunately, a part failure ended their Saturday night, but they will be back this weekend racing at the Gold Cup at Badlands Motor Speedway near Brandon, South Dakota. Press Releases8/16
  • Sammy Swindell)Sammy Swindell is diving into a new form of racing this Saturday. Swindell will make his winged midget debut on pavement at Star Speedway in Epping, N.H., where the Northeastern Midget Association is competing. Press Releases8/16
  • Channin Tankersley)Channin Tankersley's bid for a second ASCS Gulf South Region championship is getting closer as the season is winding down. There are only four remaining races on the schedule, including two this weekend - Friday at Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, and Saturday at Lone Star Speedway in Kilgore, Texas. Press Releases8/16
  • Derek Hagar)Derek Hagar rebounded from an early crash to post a top 10 last Saturday at Jackson Motor Speedway. Hagar opened the co-sanctioned event between the USCS Series and ASCS Southern Outlaw Sprints by winning the dash before he charged from fourth to claim a heat race victory. Press Releases8/16
  • Dale Blaney)Dale Blaney drove into the A Main at the 5-Hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals last weekend for the 11th time in his career and for the sixth time in the last eight years. "Any time you make the A Main it's a good thing," he said. "With the caliber of team we have we shouldn't be happy with just making the A Main." Press Releases8/16
  • Trey Starks)Trey Starks was on pace for a career-best performance last weekend during the 56th annual 5-Hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals at Knoxville Raceway. "It's a pretty tricky place," he said. "I think getting more and more laps has helped. We found some good stuff we can work with on the car and we know what to go to the next time we head there. We're finally starting to figure this place out." Press Releases8/16
  • Robbie Price)Continuing his assault on the pavement in 2016, Robbie Price picked up a win on Friday night during the opening night of the Daffodil Cup before finishing third in the Saturday night feature event and finishing second in Daffodil Cup Standings. Press Releases8/16
  • Seth Bergman)Seth Bergman will return to Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour competition this weekend as the series is set for a doubleheader in Missouri. The action begins on Saturday at St. Francois County Raceway in Farmington before Sunday's High Roller Classic at Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia. Press Releases8/16
  • Josh Baughman)Josh Baughman has a pair of Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour races on tap this weekend. Baughman will compete on Saturday at St. Francois County Raceway in Farmington, Mo., and Sunday at Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo., for the High Roller Classic. Press Releases8/16
  • Joe Trenca)Joe Trenca will make his season debut with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions this Sunday at Lebanon Valley Speedway. The event will also be only the ninth 410ci winged sprint car race of the season for the Mucci Motorsports competitor. Press Releases8/16
  • Tommy Bryant)As Tommy Bryant gets back to racing this weekend the tragic death of racer Bryan Clauson is weighing heavily on his mind. "I raced quarter midgets with Bryan when we were kids," he said. "Then he went to Indiana to do his thing and I went to Texas. We hadn't seen each other for over 15 years and we were at the Chili Bowl and he saw me and came up and started a conversation. Then last year he came and raced with us once and this year we got to race with him during our speedweek. I will miss him. Press Releases8/16
  • Zac Taylor)Zac Taylor may have to ask his mom to have more special events in her life. Last Saturday - a day after Candie Taylor's birthday - her son stormed from the 11th starting spot to garner his second consecutive win. It was his fifth victory of the year. "I won on Mother's Day, now around Mom's birthday and a day after her and dad's anniversary," Zac Taylor said. "That's pretty awesome." Press Releases8/16
  • Civil War)The most grueling race on the 2016 calendar is upon us as the Civil War Series presented by Flowmaster is set for the 56th Johnny Key Classic at the Ocean Speedway on Saturday night where $5000 awaits the winner of the 50-lap feature event. KoW, JH Wingless, Civil War 8/16
  • Richard Vander Weerd)In action with the USAC West Coast 360’s for their final weekend of competition for the 2016 season, Richard Vander Weerd would run 10th on Friday night at the Ocean Speedway before scoring the win on Saturday night at the Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, CA. Press Releases8/16
  • Cory Eliason)After losing their primary engine on Monday night at the Front Row Challenge, Cory Eliason and Van Dyke Motorsports were unsure if they would be able to run the Knoxville Nationals. With a little luck on their side, the team was able to run an engine out of Lynton Jeffrey’s stable and Eliason would finish in the C Main of his first Knoxville Nationals. Press Releases8/16
  • Terry McCarl)Terry McCarl and the TMAC Motorsports team celebrated the memory of Lenard McCarl’s #7x with a great run at the 56th Knoxville Nationals last week. A podium finish on Thursday night locked TMAC into Saturday’s championship event. The Altoona, Iowa driver/promoter also pulled off one of the best Front Row Challenge events in history on August 8 making for a great week. This Sunday, he’ll be competing in the ASCS National High Roller Classic at the Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia.Press Releases8/16
  • OCRS)The third and final stop for the Ameri-Flex / OCRS sprint cars to perform blistering speed around the Salina Highbanks Speedway in 2016 takes place this Saturday night. The program will also feature the USMTS modified series and racing action is set to fire off at 7pm. OCRS 8/16
  • Kerry Madsen)Kerry Madsen and his Keneric Racing team had another impressive showing at the Knoxville Nationals. Part of a three car battle for the lead late in the feature event, a mechanical failure would knock Madsen out of the race on the 47th lap. “It was a heartbreaker,” Kerry Madsen said. “We were so good all week, and we were fighting with Jason Johnson and Donny Schatz when something went south and knocked us out of the race on lap 47.” Press Releases8/16
  • Ian Madsen)Locking into the Knoxville Nationals ‘B’ Main following both qualifying nights, Ian Madsen dug deep on Saturday as he successfully transferred into the feature event and proceeded to race his way to a ninth place finish. “It was a great Knoxville Nationals for our team,” Madsen said. “The last couple of years we have had some bad luck during this week, so it was awesome to run well this year and get a Top-10 after coming from the B.” Press Releases8/16
  • Tim Kaeding)On the biggest stage of the season Tim Kaeding and his Lunstra Motorsports team shined. Winning the Thursday night feature event at the Knoxville Nationals, Kaeding would go on to finish 14th during the Saturday night feature event. Press Releases8/16
  • Joey Saldana)Hoping for a big week at the Knoxville Nationals, a tough qualifying night would put Joey Saldana and his Roth Motorsports team in a hole for the rest of the week that would result in them finishing 10th in the Saturday night B Main. Press Releases8/16
  • Paul McMahan)Like much of the racing world, Paul McMahan would take to the Knoxville Raceway for the Knoxville Raceway with a heavy heart. Doing his best to put his emotions behind him, McMahan would give it his all during the Nationals though would come up short as he would finish in the C main. Press Releases8/16
  • Dodge City Raceway Park KS)All open wheel and not a wing in sight will be the scene at Dodge City Raceway Park as the 3/8-mile clay oval in southwest Kansas hosts the final of the USAC Southwest Sprint Cars’ Fourth Annual “Freedom Tour”. And, joining in on the non-wing fun this time will be the POWRi West Midgets along with the Kansas Antique Racers (K.A.R.) Evart Isaac Tribute. Racing action is set to go green at 7:30 p.m. Press Releases8/16
  • Jack Sodeman Jr)With only two points events remaining on the 2016 Lernerville Speedway agenda, North Jackson, Ohio, native Jack Sodeman, Jr. is well on his way to securing a first-ever track championship at the Sarver, Pennsylvania, oval. Sodeman, a three-time main event winner at Lernerville Speedway in 2016, finished third during his most recent feature start on Friday night, August 12, increasing his championship margin by 28 points heading into the Friday night, August 19, program. The Lernerville Speedway point season will conclude on Friday, August 26. Press Releases8/16
  • Brock Zearfoss)For the seventh time in 2016, the “Jonestown Jet” Brock Zearfoss earned his way to a top-ten finish at Williams Grove Speedway, this time during competition on Friday night, August 12. The Jonestown, Pennsylvania, native finished fourth during his recent appearance, advancing from row four on the feature grid, fading to tenth before eventually climbing to a top-five. Included amongst his seven top-ten feature finishes at The Grove is a main event win, the first of his career, occurring on June 3. Press Releases8/16
  • Chase Dietz)After earning a recent top-ten finish for car owner Troy Godfrey on Friday, August 5, York native Chase Dietz will return to the driver seat of the familiar Godfrey Racing Engines/No. 5 this Friday night, August 19, and challenge the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions for a $5,000 top prize during the 34th annual Jack Gunn Memorial. It will be the first and only visit by the All Stars in 2016, bringing along a stout field of regional travelers to compete head-to-head with the “Pennsylvania Posse.” Press Releases8/16
  • Jerry Coons Jr)Nolen Racing’s Jerry Coons Jr. posted his second straight podium finish in USAC Silver Crown action Saturday night at Salem Speedway in the 57th running of the Joe James/Pat O’Connor Memorial. It was the series’ first race at that 0.555-mile, high-banked asphalt oval in 28 years. Press Releases8/16
  • ASCS Gulf South)Down to the final few nights of the 2016 season for the Griffith Truck and Equipment ASCS Gulf South Region presented by Southern Trailer Works, this weekend will see the south Texas based series in action at the Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco on Friday, August 19 and Lone Star Speedway in Kilgore on Saturday, August 20. ASCS 8/16
  • ASCS Lucas Oil)A new venue, and a trip to the Fair has teams on the road to Missouri as the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network invades the St. Francois County Raceway in Farmington, Mo. for the first time on Saturday, August 20, followed by the second round of the Lucas Oil Triple Crown, the $15,000 to win High Roller Classic at the Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia on Sunday, August 21. ASCS 8/16
  • CJB Motorsports)There is no race a sprint car driver wants to win more than the 5 Hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals. It only comes around once a year. And each time you race in the four day extravaganza, you learn something new. For CJB Motorsports drivers David Gravel and Sammy Swindell, the duo set out to deliver the organization their first National trophy on Saturday, August 13th. The drivers lined up for the 50 lap event around the Knoxville (Iowa) Raceway in the 11th and 12th positions. Press Releases8/16



  • Willie Croft)Though the results wont show it, Willie Croft and his Rudeen Racing team were able to make gains during the week at the Knoxville Nationals, and in the end, Croft was able to better his results during his second attempt at the year’s biggest race as he would finish in the C Main. Press Releases8/16
  • Mark Dobmeier)Mark Dobmeier and the Jimco Racing/Polaris #13 team follow up their runs at Southern Iowa Sprintweek with this weekend’s Gold Cup at Badlands Motor Speedway near Brandon, South Dakota. The Grand Forks, North Dakota driver finished the Knoxville Nationals just two spots from the championship event on Saturday night. The team will be performing double duty this weekend, with the wing and without in a quest for some big cash at Badlands. Press Releases8/16
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  • Patriots)The fifth and final event for the Patriot Sprint Tour- Canadian Series will be this Saturday, August 20 at the Brockville Ontario Speedway. It will be the final full points event for the Patriot Sprint Tour- Canadian Series with Jared Zimbardi currently sitting atop of the point standings heading into Saturday. Press Releases8/16
  • Oswego Speedway NY)The next time Joe Gosek flies under the green flag of an Oswego Speedway main event, he will have started the most Speedway feature events in track history, according to long-time Speedway historian and statistician Dave Rice. This Saturday’s $5 admission track championship special would be a fitting night to eclipse the current mark. Press Releases8/16
  • USAC SW)The Arizona based USAC SouthWest Sprint Car Series are heading to “America’s Heartland” for the “4rd Annual Freedom Tour.” With each night paying $2,500-to-win, the non-point, four-race mini-series will kickoff on Wednesday, August 17th, in Lawton, Oklahoma. Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Oklahoma will host the following night’s action and the tour continues to Wichita and Dodge City, Kansas.USAC8/16

Monday  August 15th 2016

Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools. Napoleon Bonaparte



  • Photos)Hein Brothers photos from Jason Johnson's victory on the final night of the Knoxville Nationals and Steve Koletar photos from USAC Midgets at Susquehanna Speedway PA are in SpeedShotz8/15
  • Column)"Sprint Car Racing Gone From Many Florida Pavement Tracks" by Richard Golardi Florida Open Wheel8/15
  • Column)Pat & Bruce Eckel have notes from Indiana & West Virginia racing in A Typical Weekend8/15
  • Column)Danny Burton has notes from Bloomington in Hoosier Race Report8/15
  • Shaun Dobson AU)Tasmanian-based Shaun Dobson has recently launched his brand-new website in order to increase his online presence and gain more exposure for himself and the team’s sponsors. While Dobson is already active on social media with dedicated team pages on Facebook and Twitter, the website,, will act as a central hub for fans to access up-to-date information, results, news, photos and more. Press Releases8/15
  • Simon Spitzbarth AU)With one of the biggest events on the 2016 season calendar fast approaching with the Chariots of Thunder Series, Darwin-based racer Simon Spitzbarth will be looking to deliver a strong performance on his home turf. Having contested five shows for the 2016 season thus far, including four at his home track Darwin’s Northline Speedway, where the Chariots of Thunder Series will take place, Spitzbarth has shown solid pace throughout the events and is a proven front runner; however, he has not yet been able to capitalise to take the win. Press Releases8/15
  • DC Motorsports AU)Following on from a successful introduction last season, Penrith-based 410 Sprintcar team DC Motorsport is excited to announce Eagle Silicone Ignition Leads as their major sponsor for the 2016-17 season. The team’s driver, Darryl Campbell, who races predominantly at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway, couldn’t be more pleased about the partnership and believes it will lead to a strong 2016-17 season campaign. “We’re extremely excited to join forces Eagle Silicone Ignition Leads,” expressed Campbell. Press Releases8/15
  • Johnny Herrera)Johnny Herrera is happy to return to 360ci sprint car competition this weekend after a frustrating outing during the 56th annual 5-Hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals. Herrera will compete this Saturday at St. Francois County Raceway in Farmington, Mo., and Sunday at Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo., for the High Roller Classic with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour. Press Releases8/15
  • Silver Dollar Speedway CA)The image of Tyler Wolf standing in victory lane holding the 6ft. tall Pepsi Night trophy on August 24, 2012 is something that I will never forget. His beaming smile, the sparkle in his eyes and the humbleness he showed after winning that race will stay with me forever. No one could have predicted that just two months later he would succumb to injuries sustained during a sprint car crash at Calistoga Speedway. Wolf, just 20 years old at the time, was gone. Press Releases8/15
  • Mark Burch Motorsports)Mark Burch Motorsports has a pair of big events on tap this week. The team will head to Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb., on Tuesday for a World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series race before invading Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo., on Sunday for the High Roller Classic with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour. Press Releases8/15
  • USAC)Spring Run, Pennsylvania.........Heavy rains have forced cancellation of Monday night's "Pennsylvania Midget Week" USAC Midget National Championship/ARDC event at Path Valley Speedway Park. It was the second consecutive rainout for the series after Sunday night's race at Susquehanna Speedway was called due to adverse weather conditions. "Pennsylvania Midget Week" continues Tuesday night, Aug. 16 at Lanco's Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway in Newmanstown and concludes with Abbottstown's Lincoln Speedway on Wednesday, Aug. 17. 8/15
  • Danny Dietrich)“Double-D” Danny Dietrich represented the “Pennsylvania Posse” fans well during the 56th running of the Knoxville Nationals in Knoxville, Iowa, qualifying for Saturday night’s B-main after finishing 12th during preliminary competition on Wednesday evening, August 10. Unfortunately for Dietrich, the potential to qualify for Saturday night’s $150,000-to-win main event for a second consecutive year ended quickly, the consequence of contact with another competitor during the initial B-main start, ultimately resulting in a broken front axle. Dietrich would be scored 24th. Press Releases8/15
  • Brent Marks)Central Pennsylvania’s Brent Marks returned home to Myerstown on Sunday afternoon with four major events logged during the last two weekends, visiting areas of Missouri and Iowa between August 5 and August 13. The “Myerstown Missile” recorded two top-ten performances during his travels across the Mississippi River, each during action at the Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa. Press Releases8/15
  • TJ Michael)Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions rookie contender T.J. Michael will continue his campaign with “America’s Series” this Thursday through Sunday, August 18-21, with visits to four different facilities in four days, circling areas of Central Pennsylvania before capping off the long weekend in Upstate New York. All four facilities will be new to the Plano, Texas, native, increasing his new track total to 20 on the season. Press Releases8/15
  • Oswego Speedway NY)One of the Novelis Supermodified contenders aiming at the 2016 Oswego Speedway track championship as a part of this Saturday’s $5 admission track championship special presented by Bosco’s Food Market and U-Pull U-Save Auto Parts is seven-time Speedway champion Otto Sitterly of Canajoharie, NY. Press Releases8/15
  • IRA Sprints)While many series and tracks are preparing to host their final events of 2016, it's the absolute contrary with the 50th Anniversary season of the Bumper To Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint Series. Eleven dates remain as of this writing including several of the years biggest. This weekend August 19-21 the IRA has a trio events as the series headlines the Kenosha County Fair in Wilmot with full shows Friday & Saturday, with Saturday's annual Roger Iles Tribute paying $3600 to win the 36 lap finale. Then Sunday it's CornFest at historic Angell Park and this year we're bringing the World of Outlaws with us! The following weekend August 27 -28, MOWA comes north to play with IRA as the annual Bill Waite Jr Memorial thrill show takes place at LaSalle Speedway Saturday followed by a return trip to Angell Park on Sunday. Labor Day weekend has IRA headlining the Sheboygan County Fair in Plymouth on Friday, and then moving to the popular 141 Speedway on Sunday. The next weekend September 9-10 is another traditional doubleheader as it's the Northern Nationals at Superior's Amsoil Speedway Friday, and then the big Jerry Richert Memorial at the highbanked Cedar Lake Speedway Saturday. Saturday September 17th is the 2nd annual Scott Semmelman Memorial at Beaver Dam Raceway. The weekend of Sept 24th is being held for a Wilmot Fair raindate as of today, with the season finale Checkered Classic (in memory of Dick Witt & Dick Symoens) closing out the season October 1st at the Dodge County Fairgrounds half-mile. Jeremy Schultz, Scotty Thiel, and Scotty Neitzel have a great point battle going as the series heads into the final third of the season. 8/15
  • Lawton Speedway OK)It will be busy week for the famed red-clay quarter mile oval of Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Oklahoma this week as the track will host two big events that will satisfy even the pickiest of race fan. Press Releases8/15
  • SSO)After a two-month hiatus it is back to racing action this coming Friday night for the Sprint Series of Oklahoma IMCA Racesaver Sprint Car Series as the tour will make their fourth appearance of the season at Southern Oklahoma Speedway in Ardmore, Oklahoma.
  • Selinsgrove Speedway PA)Four races will round out the 2016 season at Selinsgrove Speedway under the banner of the new Speedway Management Group. This Saturday, Aug. 20, will be the Mach 1 Chassis “Double Your Money” Open featuring the 360 sprint cars in a 30-lap feature paying $4,000 to win and $400 to start out of a $20,000-plus purse. The rain date will be Saturday, Aug. 27. Central PA 8/15
  • Jason Sides)Jason Sides is ready to put the 56th annual 5-Hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals behind him. Last weekend's marquee sprint car event didn't go well for Sides, who was just a tick off throughout the event at Knoxville Raceway. Press Releases8/15
  • Dominic Scelzi)Dominic Scelzi has one more weekend in the Upper Midwest before he starts his journey back to California. Scelzi will race his Roth Motorsports backed, family owned sprint car this Friday and Saturday at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wis., and Sunday at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wis., with the IRA Series and World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. Press Releases8/15
  • Ray Allen Kulhanek)Ray Allen Kulhanek can't wait to return to the Knoxville Nationals next year after spending this year's 56th edition of the 5-Hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals learning. "It's tough to come out here and not get to race 410s very often and to come run Knoxville," he said. "I'm disappointed. I had a goal to at least be in the C Main and I didn't reach that goal. Coming to a place like here you definitely learn the rights and wrongs of everything. These guys will make you eat dirt." Press Releases8/15
  • Greg DeCaires)Back to work at the Placerville Speedway on Saturday night, Greg DeCaires would work his way forward to finish in the fifth spot during the annual Kid’s Night celebration at the famed foothill facility. With 17 cars on hand for the Placerville Posse Challenge finale, DeCaires would time the Dale Miller Motorsports entry in ninth fastest during qualifications. Lining up at the back of his heat race, the Elk Grove, CA driver would work his way forward to finish in the fifth spot on a lightening quick speedway. Press Releases8/15
  • Chase Johnson)Chase Johnson is pleased following his first career Knoxville Nationals. Johnson gained valuable laps while driving for Shawn and Cyndi Thomas during the 56th annual 5-Hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals at Knoxville Raceway last weekend. Press Releases8/15
  • Henry Van Dam)Henry Van Dam was on pace to garner another feature win last Saturday at Skagit Speedway before bad luck appeared. Van Dam kicked off the night by qualifying fourth quickest. He then advanced from third to second place in a heat race to make the feature inversion. Press Releases8/15
  • Danny Lasoski)Big Game Motorsports driver Danny Lasoski advanced into his 26th career Knoxville Nationals A Main last weekend during the sport's premier event at Knoxville Raceway. Although the Muddy backed team didn't end with a win, Lasoski became only the third driver in the history of the prestigious event to surpass the 25-start mark when he placed 13th on Saturday to cap the 56th annual 5-Hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals. Press Releases8/15
  • Klint Simpson)For the second time in 2016, Klint Simpson overcame early issues to claim a win with the Wingless Series presented by Joe Hunt Magnetos as he parked in victory lane following the 50-lap Soares Classic Saturday night at the Petaluma Speedway. Press Releases8/15
  • EMMR)After hosting the three-day Williams Grove Old Timers Convention, this Sunday the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing will present the monthly racing roundtable. The roundtable, a popular presentation on various automotive racing history, allows fans of the sport the opportunity to learn about the colorful history of automobile racing. This month the roundtable discussion will involve Lincoln Speedway. The historic Abbottstown oval opened in 1953 under the guidance of Hilly Rife. Rife, one of the most colorful promoters in local racing history, used imaginative promotions to make Lincoln a success. After a series of promoters, the current ownership team of Don and Bob Leiby, along with Alan Kreitzer, continue to make Lincoln a strong Saturday night operation. Central PA 8/15
  • Mason Moore)Mason Moore has been a model of consistency at the Placerville Speedway in 2016, and that stayed true on Saturday night as the Princeton, CA driver picked up a third place finish and extended his season long points lead in the process. Press Releases8/15
  • Shane Stewart)It's been a busy last 10 days for the Larson Marks Racing team. They earned two top-10 finishes at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo., August 5 and 6. The team then went on to earn two wins and a top-three finish the following week at Knoxville (Iowa) Raceway during the Knoxville Nationals. Press Releases8/15
  • Justyn Cox)Taking to the Placerville Speedway on Saturday night during the track’s final Placerville Posse Challenge event, Justyn Cox would overcome a slow start to finish in the sixth spot. “We had a mag go bad on us during time trials, so our night got started off a little slow, but the guys worked at it and we turned it into a pretty good night,” Justyn Cox said. Press Releases8/15
  • Sun Prairie WI/SLS Promotions)History will be made at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin on Sunday, August 21 as the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series visits the historic third-mile for the first time ever. The Sun Prairie Sprint Car Classic will feature the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, plus the Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association (IRA). The Mid-State Equipment/Zimbrick Chevrolet of Sun Prairie Badger Midget Racing Series will also be in action. Press Releases8/15



  • Plymouth Dirt Track WI)Aldag-Honald Mechanical Sprints pushed off with Andrew Westphal (Fond du Lac) and Brandon McMullan (Plymouth) setting the pace. Drivers got bunched up on the start and Donny Goeden (Kewaskum) came to a rest on the backstretch, caution waved for Goeden with a flat tire. Race Results 8/15
  • Badger)Robbie Ray scored his third series feature victory of the season winning the 20-lap Mid-State Equipment/Zimbrick Chevrolet of Sun Prairie Badger Midget Racing Series, Sunday Night at Angell Park Speedway. Brandon Waelti paced the initial lap, while Ray passed four cars during the lap to move into second place. Ray passed Waelti for the lead on the third lap. Aaron Schuck passed Waelti for second place on the Lap 6. Race Results 8/15
  • SOD)In spite of nearby rain and surrounded by threatening weather, the Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt by ARP Butler Bash ACL Race Series High Performance Engine Bearing drew a full field of competitors and thrilled fans with a typically exciting SOD program. The feature line up was led by a couple drivers who likely have the most combined win and championships in the Butler Speedway sprint division, Doug Zimmerman and Ken Mackey. Making them more formidable was the fact that Mackey won the regular Butler show last week and Zimmerman finished second. Race Results 8/15


  • Andy Forsberg)Taking part in the fourth and final Placerville Posse Challenge event at the Placerville Speedway on Saturday night, Andy Forsberg put an exclamation point on the mini series as he won the race, and was also crowned Placerville Posse Challenge Champion. Press Releases8/15
  • Josh Schneiderman)Josh Schneiderman and the Deuce Motorsports #49 will be in action for two nights of racing close to home this weekend. Friday night, the Sprint Invaders head to Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa before running Saturday at 34 Raceway near West Burlington. Josh ran an impressive event at the “Capitani Classic” making the cut in the 62-car star-studded field and finishing 13th. Though his Nationals didn’t go as expected, he is excited about the rest of the season. Press Releases8/15
  • Sprint Invaders)It's race,'s a two-day show race week!! The Sprint Invaders will be a little closer to home this weekend, with a two-day show starting Friday, August 19th at Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa and Saturday, August 20th at 34 Raceways in West Burlington, Iowa. Chris Martin holds only a 58-point lead over Jarrod Schneiderman, who is hungry for his first win this season with the Sprint Invaders. John Schulz is still knocking on the door, however, trailing Schneiderman by just 25 points. With just under a handful of races left for the season, the battles for the top spot are sizzling, you don't want to miss out on the action! Press Releases8/15

Sunday  August 14th 2016

“I wasn’t giving up. I mean, this is the biggest race of the year, and the biggest race of my career. It was a golden opportunity, and I needed to make the most of it and I know he wasn’t happy with me for crowding him but $!&% I wanted to win.” Jason Johnson



  • USAC)USAC IMRA MIDGET SERIES RACE RESULTS: August 13, 2016 - Canton, Illinois - Spoon River Speedway - "Speed 2 Summer Sizzle Series" FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Patrick Bruns, 2. Ryan Probst, 3. Chase McDermand, 4. Austin Archdale, 5. Andy Baugh, 6. Brent Burrows, 7. Dillon Morley, 8. Broc Hunnell, 9. Shane Morgan, 10. Jason WallsUSAC8/14
  • Column)Ron Rodda has Trophy Cup news and notes from Placerville and Ocean Speedway's in From the Grandstand8/14
  • Marysville Raceway CA)Los Angeles driver Tyler Walker put on a show Saturday night at Marysville Raceway. Walker, driving the famed Lamar owned #3c, was up on the wheel and thrilled the fans with his exciting on track driving skills in winning the 25-lap winged 360 sprint car main event. While his win on the track was great his post-race infield donuts were just as spectacular. “I owe it all to this guy,” Walker said as he put his arm around Clyde Lamar. “He and his wife along with Lee have given me a great opportunity and I love what we are starting to build.” Walker was fresh off his win last Friday night at Silver Dollar Speedway. Walker wanted Clyde to say a few words and when asked about his driver Lamar responded by saying, “He’s crazy good.” This sent a wave of laughter and applause throughout the grandstands. Race Results 8/14
  • Hesston Speedway PA)With rain showers cancelling action across the Keystone State, Lewistown’s Nathan Gramley didn’t let it slow him down as he picked up the Racesaver 305 win on Saturday night at Hesston Five Star Speedway. Race Results 8/14


  • The Speedway Motors/Champion Racing Oil Central PA Sprint Cars had three shows scheduled for the weekend with one falling to rain. Friday night August 12th Brian Montieth ran his 2016 point series win total up to four by taking the victory at Williams Grove Speedway. Saturday August 13th Lincoln Speedway waited through a rain delay to have JJ Grasso get his first series win of the 2016 season. The show scheduled for Selinsgrove Speedway Saturday night was rained out.Speedway Motors/Champion Racing Oil Central PA 8/14
  • Ohsweken Speedway ONT)Ohsweken Speedway officials have rescheduled the Art Hill Memorial 42, and several other events which were postponed due to weather in recent weeks. Rain interrupted the Friday, August 5 event at Ohsweken, and completed washed out the Friday, August 12 Art Hill Memorial Night. The August 12 event was to have included makeup events for both the Strickland's Crate Sprint Cars and Gale's Auto Aftermarket Bombers. The following schedule changes have been made as a result: Press Releases8/14
  • Column)Gaye Carmichael has notes from the final night of the Knoxville Nationals in Sprint Car Notes 8/14
  • USAC)Heavy rains just prior to ProSource Qualifying forced cancellation of Sunday night's "Pennsylvania Midget Week" USAC Midget National Championship/ARDC opener at Susquehanna Speedway. It was to mark the series' first ever visit to the track after rains cancelled last year's Susquehanna event as well. Brady Bacon recorded the fastest time in hot laps on Sunday with a time of 17.504 seconds. "Pennsylvania Midget Week" continues Monday night, Aug. 15 at Path Valley Speedway Park before heading off to Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway in Newmanstown on Tuesday, Aug. 16 and concluding with Abbottstown's Lincoln Speedway on Wednesday, Aug. 17. USAC8/14



  • Photos)Photos from Jason Johnson's victory on the final night of the Knoxville Nationals shot by Mark Funderburk, Dick Ayers, Mike Campbell & Paul Arch are in SpeedShotz8/14
  • ASCS SOS)For the third time in 2016, Tennessee's Brian Bell parked the FSR Radiator No. 23b in Victory Lane with the Lucas Oil ASCS Southern Outlaw Sprints, earning the top spot on the podium at the Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Miss. to give the nod to the American Sprint Car Series in the showdown with the USCS. ASCS 8/14
  • ASCS Frontier)The Bullet from Belle Fourche was just that on Saturday night. Besting a lineup of 19 other drivers, Ned Powers was the class of the field with the Brodix ASCS Frontier Region; winning at the Gillette Thunder Speedway for his first ASCS Regional score since 2009. ASCS 8/14
  • USCS)Brian Bell of Memphis, TN won the first ever “Not So Civil War” between the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour Presented by K&N Filters and the American Sprint Car Series / Southern Outlaw Sprints competitors on Saturday night at Jackson Motor Speedway. Bell ran the high side all night long, and held off a challenge from past USCS Champion Marshall Skinner of Marion, AR in heavy lapped traffic. Bell and Skinner brought the full house at Jackson Motor Speedway to their feet after swapping the lead several times in heavy lapped traffic. USCS 8/14
  • World of Outlaws)The 56th running of the 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store culminated Saturday night with the grandstands on their feet as the Ragin' Cajun took home the win in one of the most exciting Knoxville Nationals in recent history, depriving fellow-Outlaw Donny Schatz of his tenth Nationals win.DIRT/World of Outlaws 8/14
  • Susquehanna Speedway PA)Josh Weller out-dueled point leader Davie Franek during Saturday night’s 25-lap URC/358 Sprint Challenge at Susquehanna Speedway and went onto score his second URC win of the season. Franek, the winner in URC action Friday night, started on the pole and led lap one before Mark Smith went out front and led the next two circuits. Central PA 8/14
  • URSS)The United Rebel Sprint Series made their debut at the historic Rooks County Speedway Friday night and set the ½ mile oval a fire as the track came to life once again with winged Sprint Cars. Eleven teams made the trek to the paper clipped shaped oval, long straightaways and tight corners made for some set-up wizardry. Cimarron Kansas driver Keefe Hemel scored his first win of the 2016 season in convincing fashion mastering the tricky monster half mile. Race Results 8/14
  • Devils Bowl Speedway TX)South Dallas Battery & Electric IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars A-Main -- 1. Dalton Stevens, Scurry; 2. Chip Graham, Lewisville; 3. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City; 4. Steve McMackin, Greenville; 5. Martin Edwards, Mesquite; 6. Hunter Bloxom, Mesquite; 7. Matthew Holt, Dallas; 8. Russell Shoulders, Forney; 9. Blake Baccus, Crandall; 10. Blake Mallory, Joshua; 11. Raven Culp, Mesquite. Heat 1 -- 1. Russell Shoulders, Forney; 2. Dalton Stevens, Scurry; 3. Blake Baccus, Crandall; 4. Martin Edwards, Mesquite; 5. Chip Graham, Lewisville; 6. Matthew Holt, Dallas. Heat 2 -- 1. Steve McMackin, Greenville; 2. Blake Mallory, Joshua; 3. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City; 4. Raven Culp, Mesquite; 5. Hunter Bloxom, Mesquite.8/14


  • Port Royal Speedway PA)Port Royal Speedway swings back into action this Saturday, August 20 at 7 pm with a big racing card featuring the Weikert’s Livestock 410 sprints, Aumiller’s Insurance super late models and the All American Outlaws plus twin 15’s for the Gray’s Auto & Licensing econo late models. Central PA 8/14
  • Williams Grove Speedway PA)With the Williams Grove Speedway Champion Racing Oil National Open looming on September 29, 30 and October 1, bonuses have been announced for the prestigious event sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. Central PA 8/14
  • Williams Grove Speedway PA)The one and only appearance of the season at Williams Grove Speedway by the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars is coming up this Friday night, August 19 for the 34th annual Jack Gunn Memorial. The All Stars Gunn Memorial will offer the sprint car stars a $5,000 to win payday with a 30-lap feature. Central PA 8/14
  • Wayne County Speedway OH)A heavy downpour of rain just as the gates were to be opened and with more rain expected through the evening, Promoters Jason and Kristin Flory cancelled the races at NAPA Wayne County Speedway Saturday night that was to feature the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) wingless sprints. It was the second time this season that the travelling group has been rained out at ‘Orrville’s Historic Track’. The race will not be rescheduled. Press Releases8/14
  • MSCS)Saturday evening and Sunday morning rains, with a forecast for more later today, have forced the cancellation of the rescheduled “Spring Fling” August 14th at the Terre Haute Action Track. The original date of May 1st was washed out also. This time the MSCS event will not be rescheduled. The weekend companion event scheduled on Saturday at Tri-State Speedway was also cancelled because of rain. It was only the second time in twelve seasons that the Hoosier Sprint Nationals at Haubstadt could not be held because of rain. The Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series will race next on Sunday September 4th at the Tri-State Speedway. The “Labor Day Weekend Challenge” will pay $3,000 to win! Only three races remain on the 2016 schedule and all three are at Tri-State Speedway. 8/14



  • USAC)USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: August 13, 2016 - Hanford, California - Keller Auto Speedway at Kings Fairgrounds  FEATURE: (33 laps) 1. Richard Vander Weerd, 2. Danny Faria Jr., 3. Stevie Sussex, 4. Tristan Guardino, 5. Jace Vander Weerd, 6. Austin Liggett, 7. D.J. Johnson, 8. Kyler Shaw, 9. Koen Shaw, 10. Ryan TimmonsUSAC8/14
  • USAC)USAC WESTERN HPD MIDGET RACE RESULTS: August 13, 2016 - Madera, California - Madera Speedway FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Toni Breidinger, 2. Tom Paterson, 3. Annie Breidinger, 4. Blake Brannon, 5. Antonia Boscacci, 6. David Prickett, 7. Jesse Love IV, 8. Cody Jessop, 9. Shelden CooperUSAC8/14
  • Placerville Speedway CA)360's...#7c Andy Forsberg #35 Sean Becker #x1 Mason Moore #45 Jake Morgan #4sa Greg DeCaires 8/14
  • Marysville Speedway CA)360's...#3C Tyler Walker #18 Justin Sanders #2B Jeremy Burt #7K Kenny Allen #88 Brad Bumgarner #97 Cortney Dozier #21H Jeremy Hawes #11S Robert Stice #49 Mike Monahan #71L Kevin Lovell #16 Jimmy Steward #15 Pat Harvey Jr. #9L Cody Lamar #14H Jason York #9 D.J. Freitas #8 Jim Richardson 8/14
  • VSS)Jerald Harris started the night with a heat win and then showed the early speed was no fluke by going to the front and staying there. Bill Rice had won the first heat and was outside of Glenn Worrell for the feature as the green flag waved. Worrell was away first with his low line as Rice stayed up high and was keeping on the pressure. On lap five Jerald Harris had made his way to second and was on a rail to the lead three laps later. Harris was trying to check out as Troy Severin made his way to second and Brian Lawson got to third as few laps later. Race Results 8/14
  • Knoxville Raceway IA)In a race that will go down as one of the best ever run at the Knoxville Raceway, the 56th annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores found a new champion as “The Ragin’ Cajun” Jason Johnson brought a near capacity crowd to their feet with a hair raising battle with Donny Schatz to claim Sprint Car racing’s biggest prize. “Parked it. B.C.!” screamed the Louisiana native as he immediately dedicated his win to Bryan Clauson.BillW's Knoxville News8/14


  • Davie Franek)Davie Franek and the Franek Auto Sales #28f headed to the Susquehanna Speedway on Saturday night fresh off their win on Friday night at the Williams Grove Speedway. This was Franek's 8th win of the season and his 5th with the United Racing Club. Franek along with 26 other top 360 sprint car drivers from the United Racing Club were all shoot for the nights top $2,000 prize. Franek started on the outside pole of heat race #2, and finished in the runner up spot. When the "6" invert pill was drawn for the 2nd consecutive night, Franek shared the front row for the A-Main with Mark Smith. Both Smith and Franek are multiple 2016 winners on the United Racing Club circuit. Franek jumped out to an early lead but was finally overtaken by the 55 of Smith. The lead didn't last long as Franek overtook Smith on lap 10 of the feature event. Smith eventually withdrew from the event, but Josh Weller entered the picture and a restart gave Weller the perfect opportunity to battle Franek for the lead. As Franek and Weller entered turn 1 side by side, Weller gained and advantage off of turn 2, and Franek brought home a 2nd place on the night. Franek continued to march towards his 2nd United Racing Club Championship, as both Stillwaggon and Michael finished in back of the 28f machine. Franek will now prep for the Tuesday night 3 for All event at the Bridgeport Speedway. Franek won URC's only visit to the 5/8 mile facility and will be looking to duplicate his success on Tuesday night. 8/14
  • Justin Whittall)Justin Whittall fresh off of his impressive run at the Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night headed to Susquehanna Speedway on Saturday night. Whittall started 5th in heat race #1 and finished in the 8th position missing the cut for the nightly A-Main event. Whittall headed to the B-Main and started in the 4th position and finishing in the runner up spot. Whittall started in the 20th position for the 25 lap A-Main. Whittall mounted an impressive charge towards the front and was shown in the 15th position by lap 5 and 14th shortly there after. Whittall continued to gain positions and mount a charge towards to front but eventually ran out of laps finishing in the 8th position. Whittall improved 12 positions during the 25 lap feature event. Whittall will now head home and prep the World Wide Bearings, Pioneer Auto Body #67w for Tuesday nights 3 for All event at the Bridgeport Speedway. Whittall who is just 15 years of age, has to gain specially permission by the New Jersey State Police in order to race at the large 5/8 mile fast facility. Whittall has climbed into the top 10 for the United Racing Club 2016 points standings and has 5 top 10 finishes in just 9 starts. 8/14
  • Curt Michael)Curt Michael and the K&N Filters, GEI Enterprises, Valley Forge Inc. 5g headed to Susquehanna Speedway less than 24 hrs after picking up a 9th at Williams Grove Speedway the night before. Michael who started in the 6th position in heat race #1 finished in the 4th position and directly transferred to the A-Main Event. Michael started in the 7th position for the 25 lap feature event. Michael who battled up to the 6th position during the event was eventually nipped at the line and finished in the 7th position. Michael will now head home and prep the 5G for the 3 for All Race on Tuesday night at the Bridgeport Speedway. Michael's first visit this year on opening night saw the 5G come home in the runner up spot. Michael won in 2015 at the Bridgeport Speedway and will be looking to continue that success on Tuesday night. 8/14
  • Brett Michalski)Brett Michalski and the JR Michalski Heating and Air Conditioning #73b headed to Susquehanna Speedway on Saturday night. With 27 cars signed into the pit area, Michalski started 7th in heat race #3 and brought home a 7th place finish, failing to directly advance to the A-Main by just 1 position. Michalski was then scheduled to start 3rd in the B-Main and brought home the 73b in the 3rd position transferring into the A-Main event. Michalski then started the A-Main event in the 22nd position. Michalski using the low line around the race track brought home the 73b in the 14th position. Michalski knows that it's just about getting laps in, getting used to the car, and earning seat time. Michalski will now prep the car for Tuesday nights 3 for All event held at the 5/8 mile facility of Bridgeport Speedway. Michalski finished in the 17th position for their only start there this season.


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