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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.  Thanks, Allan Holland  My Pennsylvania land line 570-788-5446 is being eliminated. Please use cell phone 570-233-5438 for any phone calls or texts.

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A Typical Weekend Pat & Bruce Eckel (IN/IL) 11/1 BillW's Knoxville News Bill Wright 11/19 Hoosier Race Report Danny Burton (IN) 11/20
Florida Open Wheel Richard Golardi 11/28 Tri-State Outlook Duane Hancock (OH/IN/MI) 9/5

NARC News Line Jim Allen 6/2 

  From the Grandstand Ron Rodda (CA) 11/11  


The Grand Marshalls for the 82nd running of the Turkey Night Grand Prix at Ventura Raceway, November 25, 2023. (L to R) Jay Agajanian, Cary Agajanian, co-Grand Marshalls Steve Lewis and Chuck Gurney, and Ventura Raceways Jim Naylor (with his special appreciation USAC Gold Medal).  Steve Lafond

Ryan Timms was fast qualifier for the 82nd Turkey Night Grand Prix at Ventura Raceway, accepting the very cool fast time award from Cary Agajanian, November 25, 2023.  Steve Lafond

Kyle Larson won his 4th Turkey Night Grand Prix for USAC National Midgets at Ventura Raceway, November 25, 2023. Steve Lafond

Defending USAC WC 360 sprint car Turkey Night Grand Prix winner Ryan Timms. Timms won the sprint car portion for the second straight year, once again leading all 30-laps at Ventura Raceway, November 25, 2023.   Steve Lafond

With heavy hearts we’re announcing the passing of Donald Joseph Mack, of East Grand Forks, Minnesota. Donald passed away on November 22, 2023 at Banner Hospital in Sun City, Arizona at the age of 84.Service Details are pending.   . Leroy Byers photo

Don Mack   Tracy Talley Studio Photo       More about Don Mack

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“I’m happy to get another Turkey Night win,We’re second on the all-time win list now, which is cool. Hopefully we can catch up someday and maybe be leading this thing. This is such a historic race with it being the 82nd running, which is incredible. it’s been a good event for us, and we’ve always run really well here.” Kyle Larson winning is 4th Turkey Night USAC Midget feature at Ventura CA

“I just wasn’t really sure where I needed to be early, When I ran the sprint car race (earlier in the night), the bottom was really good, but midgets are a little bit harder to get around the bottom. Jake got off to a really good start and set a good pace. I was struggling with my car early and couldn’t get the thing adjusted like I wanted to and where I thought the car needed to be. It just took a few laps after that restart, and I burned what was left of the bottom down there and was able to get by him, then get up. Once my tires got hot, the car came right to me. I had all the grip I needed there.” Logan Seavey winning Merced CA USAC Midgets

“It feels really good for all these Aussie guys standing back here behind me, We ran Bakersfield and Placerville and it’s hard; it’s a lot harder than I ever realized getting back into a midget and trying to keep pace with some of the top guys who run every single week. I spent the first couple of races trying to get it figured out. Last year, Carson (Macedo) won the first night out and I should’ve won the second. We knew coming into tonight our cars were going to be fast.” Spencer Bayston winning Merced CA USAC Midgets Tuesday

“Honestly, I was trying to go as hard as I could the whole time, I got stuck really early on in the race. The track was still kind of narrow at that point. Once I got by, I was able to get to fifth or sixth pretty quickly, then got to fourth and hopped really badly and gave up like three spots before the open red. I knew that was going to hurt my chances getting to the lead, but I felt like I could’ve got to the lead much earlier had I not made that mistake. Then I had to work really hard after that.” Kyle Larson winning the Hangtown 100 USAC Midget main at Placerville CA

National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductee Gene Marderness has been shooting at Dirt Tracks across America since the 60's. He has tons of great classic shots and we are going to post some here in Gene's Corner.

Don Mack feature winner of the Florida 500 at Golden Gate Speedway February 1978    Click image for larger view


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Friday December 1st


There was a time in my life when I thought I had everything - millions of dollars, mansions, cars, nice clothes, beautiful women, and every other materialistic thing you can imagine. Now I struggle for peace.  Richard Pryor



  • Open Wheel Showdown)Aaron Willison wins the fast dash for the pole for the $50k to win Riskon360 Open Wheel Showdown with the 100 lap feature set for Saturday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. 1 #14 Aaron Willison 2 #33J Jeff Montgomery 3 #57 Evan Margeson 4 #50M Jason Blonde 5 #15 Eric Humphries 6 #22A Bobby Santos III 12/1

  • Volusia Speedway Park FL)Top Gun...Feature (20 Laps): 1. 24-Danny Martin Jr[1]; 2. 3A-AJ Maddox[2]; 3. 14-Tyler Clem[6]; 4. 83-Mark Ruel Jr[7]; 5. 3-Dennis Misuraca[11]; 6. 34-Darren Orth[13]; 7. (DNF) 116-Nick Snyder[9]; 8. (DNF) 22-Shawn Murray[10]; 9. (DNF) 43M-Mark Smith[3]; 10. (DNF) 43-Terry Witherspoon[4]; 11. (DNF) 20C-Matt Kurtz[17]; 12. (DNF) 97M-Austin Martin[8]; 13. (DNF) 1NY-Mark Reynolds[14]; 14. (DNF) 9D-Steve Diamond Jr[15]; 15. (DNF) 5-Hayden Campbell[5]; 16. (DNF) 99-Tanner Witherspoon[12]; 17. (DNS) G6-Brandon Grubaugh 12/1

  • Photos)Shots by Steve Lafond from USAC WC at Ventura CA Turkey Night are in  SpeedShotz 12/1



  • Xtreme Outlaw)Chase McDermand is coming back in 2024 with a new team, a new home base and a new plan for the future. The 23-year-old is relocating from his home in Springfield, IL, to join Dave Mac-Dalby Motorsports (DMD) in Mooresville, NC, and pilot the team’s flagship Toyota-powered Spike Chassis for the 2024 Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series presented by Toyota campaign. World of Outlaws 12/1

  • Lernerville Speedway PA)The High Limit Racing Sprint Car Series will make its return to The Action Track for three amazing nights of racing featuring some of the best Sprint Car drivers in the world in 2024. Following a wildly successful inaugural race at last September's $50,000-to-win Commonwealth Clash, where David Gravel bested the star studded lineup, the series, now in it's second year, will triple the racing action at Lernerville in the coming season. Press Releases 12/1

  • Open Wheel Showdown)The highly anticipated opening Thursday night of the Riskon360! Open Wheel Showdown saw Winged Sprint Cars and Speed Tour Super Modified begin their on track action in search of record paydays at the Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Davey Hamilton, Jr. of Nampa, Idaho set a blistering lap in his Kirk Morgan Racing No. 14 Sprint Car, running an 11.887 second lap on the .375-mile oval at 113.579 miles per hour average. Hamilton led the nearly 50 Sprint Cars that took times throughout the two lightning-fast practice sessions. Press Releases 12/1

  • CRSA)A local teacher has used his skills on the racetrack to help motivate his students in the classroom. For one fourth grade class at Spencer-Van Etten Elementary School, their teacher has displayed both commitment to education and excellence on the racetrack. Press Releases 12/1

  • Silver Dollar Speedway CA)Silver Dollar Speedway will host the highest paying sprint car race in the track’s 62-years of existence during the 70th Anniversary of the Mike Curb Gold Cup Race of Champions presented by Napa Auto Parts scheduled for August 21 - 24. The famed quarter-mile clay oval dirt track will host the High Limit Racing Sprint Car Series for three incredible nights of racing culminating in the Saturday night main event in which the winner will receive the historic payday of $100,070. Press Releases 12/1

  • USAC)Jadon Rogers and Michael Dutcher Motorsports are back on the trail for a full season run with the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship in 2024. The Worthington, Ind. driver and Cicero, Ind. based team have both contested the full USAC schedule in recent years, and both have been winners, but this will be both parties’ first full-time, full season venture together. USAC12/1

  • Travis Arenz)After claiming back-to-back Midwest Sprint Car Association and Plymouth Dirt Track Racing 360 Sprint Car titles in 2021 and 2022, Travis Arenz and the Travis Arenz Motorsports team made a successful leap to 410 Sprint Car competition as a full-time entrant with the Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series during the 2023 season. Press Releases 12/1

  • Skagit Speedway WA)Labor Day weekend just became massive on the west coast! The inaugural visit of the High Limit Racing Series will see a six-figure payout to the winner on Saturday, August 31st at the Skagit Nationals. Press Releases 12/1

  • High Limit)The 2024 High Limit Racing schedule has been announced with 60 dates at 36 tracks across 19 states, totaling more than $4 million in total purse money. The slate is highlighted by marquee events including the $100,000-to-win Joker’s Jackpot at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, the $100,070-to-win Gold Cup Race of Champions at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., the $100,000-to-win Skagit Nationals at Skagit Speedway in Burlington, Wash., and the $57,000-to-win Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal (Penn.) Speedway. High Limit 12/1

Thursday November 30th


Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.  Winston Churchill



  • World of Outlaws)The 2024 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car schedule is set to bring The Greatest Show on Dirt coast to coast with new tracks, multiple six-figure crown jewels and iconic venues. From Volusia Speedway Park in February to the championship finale at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in November, the 2024 season will have 86 race nights at 41 different tracks and 19 different states. Along the way, the nation’s top Sprint Car drivers will take on new tracks, make long-awaited returns, compete in the sport’s most prestigious crown jewels, and race in many events that have become staples of the calendar. World of Outlaws 11/30

  • Millstream Speedway OH)Millstream Speedway near Findlay, Ohio will roar back to live in 2024 under new ownership and a new promotion team. MS Properties, Matt and Beth Cogley recently purchased the four-tenths-mile dirt track and have begun to work on the facility. The Cogleys will be teaming up with Rich and Shelly Farmer to promote races at Millstream in 2024. The Famers recently took over promoting Fremont Speedway again after having operated the “Track That Action Built” for 10 years (2008-2017) and in years past have promoted events at Millstream Speedway. Press Releases 11/30

  • Grant Sexton)For the first time in his young career, 19-year-old Grant Sexton qualified for the main event in the sprint car portion of the prestigious Turkey Night Grand Prix at the Ventura Raceway last Saturday night. The race closed the season for the young driver who captured the 2023 USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series Rookie of the Year award. Press Releases 11/30

  • Open Wheel Showdown)When the Open Wheel Showdown officially kicks off Thursday afternoon at the “Bullring” at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, they will have a bullseye on their back, and for good reason. The Kirk Morgan Racing team, with driver Davey Hamilton Jr., are at the top of their game currently. Press Releases 11/30

  • USAC)Daison Pursley’s conquests in USAC’s AMSOIL National Sprint Car and NOS Energy Drink National Midget divisions saw him pass a total of 199 cars in just 62 feature starts throughout the 2023 season. Those efforts paid off for the Locust Grove, Okla. driver as he earned the title of ProSource Passing Master for the 2023 season in his KO Motorsports sprint car and Reinbold-Underwood Motorsports midget. USAC11/30

  • USAC)Justin Grant’s second straight USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship isn’t the only impressive accolade he repeated during the 2023 campaign. For the third consecutive season, and fourth time overall, the Ione, Calif. racer captured the $10,000 Mike Curb USAC National Drivers Championship, amassing more total points across the three USAC national divisions throughout the duration of the 2023 campaign.USAC11/30

  • USAC)The upcoming 2024 USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship will present a new beginning for driver Jake Swanson and 2B Racing. The two have paired up to chase the full USAC National Sprint Car schedule starting with the February 2024 season openers in Florida aboard the Scott Benic-owned DRC/Claxton ride sponsored by Honest Abe Roofing – America’s Reliable Roofer – and the Newton family.USAC11/30

  • High Limit)There will be plenty of noteworthy news around the 2024 High Limit Racing campaign coming over the next few weeks, and the first little tidbit dropped Thursday afternoon courtesy of Jacob Allen. Driving the familiar and iconic Shark Racing #1A, the fan-favorite son of National Sprint Car Hall of Famer Bobby Allen will become a High Roller next year, chasing the season-long championship and Midweek Money Series title. Allen and Shark Racing join Brad Sweet and Kasey Kahne Racing as the first two publicly confirmed full-timers with more names coming soon. High Limit 11/30

  • Austin Hartmann)After a completing a promising rookie Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series campaign in 2022 in just his third year behind the wheel of a race car, Austin Hartmann came back to register a solid second season in the seat of the 87A Hartmann Racing 410 Sprint Car during the 2023 campaign. Press Releases 11/30

  • Tulsa Shootout)Rocketing past the 1,000-entry mark for the tenth year in a row on November 18, the number of entries into the 39th annual Tulsa Shootout has not slowed down, with the count sitting at 1,311 between the six featured divisions.Press Releases 11/30

Wednesday November 29th


Anger is a killing thing: it kills the man who angers, for each rage leaves him less than he had been before - it takes something from him.  Louis L'Amour



  • IRA)We are proud to announce in conjunction with Road America that our annual "Road America Challenge Featuring the Bumper to Bumper IRA Sprint Series" will be back at Plymouth Dirt Track Racing on June 8th 2024. This will take place during Indy Car weekend which will be an exciting change for all parties involved. Please keep an eye out for more details to be released as we move closer to race season and the release of our full schedule. 11/29

  • ASCS)The first ASCS Regional Tour to release its 2024 lineup of events, the ASCS Gulf South Region presented by Pipeline+MD is looking at a 23-race lineup in the tour’s first full season since 2019. ASCS 11/29

  • USAC)Pennsylvania has long been a hotbed for some of the finest open wheel dirt track racers in the United States of America. Gavin Miller of Allentown, Pa. is among the new breed who struck a chord on the USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship trail in 2023. His efforts earned him Max Papis Innovations Bob Stroud USAC National Midget Rookie of the Year honors for his efforts in the seat of the Eibach Springs – TRD/LynK/Speedway Toyota for the famed Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports team. USAC11/29

  • High Limit)The inaugural visit of the High Limit Racing series is scheduled for Wed. Aug. 28 at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, WA. & Aug. 29-31 at Skagit Speedway in Burl. WA 11/29

  • Alex Pokorski)In his fourth overall and second full-time season behind the wheel of a 360 Sprint Car, Alex Pokorski firmly established himself as a consistently strong, top-flight competitor in the Akright Auto Midwest Sprint Car Association and Plymouth Dirt Track Racing 360 Sprint Car competition throughout the 2023 campaign. Press Releases 11/29

  • Eddie Tafoya Jr)Nine months after he began his 2023 racing season with the USAC National Sprint Car Series in Florida, Eddie Tafoya Jr. concluded the year at last Saturday’s Turkey Night Grand Prix at the Ventura Raceway. Unfortunately, the results of the flat right rear sustained in the previous night’s action handicapped him on Saturday night and he missed the transfer to the main by two spots.Press Releases 11/29

  • Davey Hamilton Sr)Davey Hamilton Sr. plans to return to his roots this weekend with his participation in the Speed Tour Supermodified portion of the ‘RISK ON 360 Open Wheel Showdown’. He had originally planned on competing in the sprint car portion of the event as well, but his Kirk Morgan Racing team ran short on time getting a second car ready. So now his focus will be on Supermodifieds. Press Releases 11/29

  • World of Outlaws)Continuing to chase a dream, Logan Schuchart will return to the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car tour in 2024 with Shark Racing. The Hanover, PA native heads into his 11th season with The Greatest Show on Dirt searching for the elusive World of Outlaws title he’s heard about since he was young.  World of Outlaws11/29

  • World of Outlaws)Sheldon Haudenschild Ready for Eighth World of Outlaws Season in 2024. The Wooster, OH native will head into next year hoping to bounce back
    For the eighth consecutive year, Sheldon Haudenschild will be on the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car tour. The always exciting wheelman will be aboard the Stenhouse Jr./Marshall Racing #17 machine in 2024, marking his seventh straight year in the ride with The Greatest Show on Dirt. World of Outlaws 11/29

  • Port Royal Speedway is off the World of Outlaws Sprint Car and Late Model schedule in 2024. Posted on 11/29

Tuesday November 28th





I had a friend who was a clown. When he died, all his friends went to the funeral in one car.  Steven Wright



  • Column)Article and Photos from Richard Golardi "2023 Florida Sprint Car Racing Season Concludes" Florida Open Wheel 11/28

  • World of Outlaws)A record-tying fourth place rookie campaign this year fueled Giovanni Scelzi’s hunger. A hunger he intends to satisfy by returning to the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car tour in 2024 with KCP RacingWorld of Outlaws 11/28

  • USAC)It all started with a DM. When Abacus Racing owner Brent Cox reached out to Logan Seavey via a direct message on Instagram in late 2022, it turned out to be a most fortuitous decision that instantly altered the fortunes for both driver and team. Just one year later, they were celebrating one of the most dominant USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship seasons in series history. Seavey (Sutter, Calif.) earned his second midget series championship after taking the crown during his Rookie season of 2018 while Abacus scored the entrant title in what was their first year of chasing the entire series schedule. USAC11/28

  • Must See Racing)The inaugural Risk On 360 Open Wheel Showdown is set to kick off in a few days. Teams from all over the country and Canada will battle it out for 100 laps with hopes of taking home the $50,000 first place prize money. The event will lure the best in the business to the Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. This winged pavement sprint car race will be the richest pavement sprint car race in the history of our sport. Press Releases 11/28

  • Chili Bowl)Like clockwork, the annual benchmark of 100 plus entries into Tulsa’s Chili Bowl Nationals arrives just after the serving of Turkey, be it on plate or track, revealing to the world the first round of Golden Driller hopefuls. Sitting at 107 entries, the list is already a melting pot of teams, drivers, and talent, with Sammy Swindell being the first event champion to enter the 2024 event. Joined by 15 other A-Feature starters, the list of Chili Bowl entrants, as usual, is an interesting mix of vocations and event rookies. Press Releases 11/28

  • Brian Brown)Continuing a proud and successful marketing partnership that stems well over a decade, Higginsville, Missouri’s Brian Brown is pleased to announce that FVP, an industry leader in specifically engineered products that provide OE quality that is equal or superior in performance to national brands, will continue its commitment to Brian Brown Racing (BBR) with a multi-year agreement, set to activate officially with an annual trek to the Sunshine State in early February.Press Releases 11/28

Monday November 27th


There's nothing I believe in more strongly than getting young people interested in science and engineering, for a better tomorrow, for all humankind.  Bill Nye



  • USAC)Kyle Cummins, one of the premier drivers on the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship tour, will compete on the full schedule in 2024 with the newly established Petty Performance Racing team. The Princeton, Ind. driver will kick off the upcoming season in a ride owned by Jerry Petty of Litchfield Park, Ariz., CEO of Avanti Windows & Doors LLC which sponsored Cummins sprint car ride throughout the 2023 campaign.USAC11/27

  • Gio Scelzi)Hot Sauce is ready for a sophomore surge in 2024.After a historic rookie season in 2023, Gio Scelzi is officially set for his second World of Outlaws Nos Energy Drink Sprint Car campaign aboard the KCP Racing #18 next year. 11/27

  • Don Mack)Minnesota sprint car driver Don Mack passed away at 84. More about Don Mack 11/27

  • USAC East Coast)We are excited to announce that we will head north again into New York in 2023, with the first running for the series at the Outlaw Speedway in Dundee NY. See you in September. 11/27

  • Outlaw Speedway NY)ESS will have four shows at Outlaw Speedway in 2024 and High Limit will be at Outlaw on Thursday May 16th. 11/27

  • Sprintcar Speedweek AU)After making his Australian Sprintcar debut during the 2022/23 edition of the Clay-Per-View Speedweek Series Waco, Texas teenager Chase Randall will return this Summer to contest the five-night tournament that will begin at the Murray Machining and Sheds Murray Bridge Speedway on Boxing Day. Press Releases 11/27

Sunday November 26th



  • USAC)Kyle Larson has few equals when it comes to Turkey Night Grand Prix success over the years, and on Saturday night at California’s Ventura Raceway, that fact remained true to form. The Elk Grove, Calif. native punctuated the 2023 USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship season by becoming just the second driver in the 82-year history of the ARP Turkey Night Grand Prix Presented by the West Coast Stock Car/Motorsports Hall of Fame to win the famed race at least four times. Ron Shuman maintains the all-time record of eight Turkey Night victories between 1979-1993. USAC11/26

Saturday November 25th

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  • USAC)WC Sprints...1 #5T Ryan Timms 2 #51 Brody Fuson 3 #41 Ricky Lewis 4 #3X Max Adams 5 #3F Blake Bower 6 #32 TJ Smith 7 #21X Carson Macedo 8 #21 AJ Bender 9 #29T Ryan Timmons 10 #4J Charles Davis Jr. 11 #O Caleb Saiz 12 #3QC Michael Pombo 13 #44 Grant Sexton 14 #9 Cole Wakim 15 #20 Shon Deskins 16 #14 Mariah Ede 17 #39 Kyle Edwards 18 #18 David Gasper 19 #73C Logan Calderwood 20 #25 Chase Johnson 21 #38S Davey Pombo Jr 22 #63D Jon DeWees USAC11/25



  • Utica Rome Speedway NY)A ‘High Limit’ Weekend. Brad Sweet and Kyle Larson – in conjunction with FloRacing – will bring the newly revamped ‘High Limit Racing’ 410 Sprint Car Series to both Utica-Rome Speedway in Vernon, N.Y., and Fonda Speedway in Fonda, N.Y., Friday, May 17 and Saturday, May 18, respectively. Both events will feature the nation’s premier Sprint Car division – the 410s – in conjunction with the big-block/small-block Modifieds, a quick-hitting two-division, double-headline program. Press Releases 11/25

  • RPM Workshops)Following the 50th Annual RPM Workshops and meetings with promoters in regard to how they see the future of the Workshops progressing, RPM and current website partner MyRacePass management agreed to grow their partnership with the introduction of several key elements that will be a part of the RPM Workshops going forward beginning with the 51st annual RPM@Reno Western Workshops. Press Releases 11/25

  • Eddie Tafoya Jr)Eddie Tafoya Jr. returned to the Ventura Raceway for the first time in a year and a half on Friday night for the sprint car portion of the 82nd running of the Turkey Night Grand Prix. After an impressive win in his heat race, Tafoya was knocked out of his qualifier with a flat left rear tire. Press Releases 11/25

Friday November 24th

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My definition of an intellectual is someone who can listen to the William Tell Overture without thinking of the Lone Ranger.  Billy Connolly



  • USAC)Emerson Axsom led all drivers in Friday night’s USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship practice at California’s Ventura Raceway. The four practice sessions were used in preparation for Saturday night’s 82nd running of the ARP Turkey Night Grand Prix Presented By the West Coast Stock Car/Motorsports Hall of Fame on November 25. USAC 11/24

  • USAC)USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR SERIES Ventura Raceway - Ventura, California – “ARP 82nd Running of the Turkey Night Grand Prix presented by the West Coast Stock Car Motorsports Hall of Fame” EXTREME MUFFLERS DASH: (15 laps) 1. Ryan Timms, 2. Chase Johnson, 3. Brody Fuson, 4. Blake Bower, 5. Cole Wakim, 6. Carson Macedo, 7. Ryan Timmons, 8. Max Adams, 9. Charles Davis Jr., 10. Ricky Lewis. NT.USAC 11/24



  • Photos)Photos from Eastern Museum of Motor Racing by Steve Koletar with Don Wolfe & Lucas Wolfe are in SpeedShotz 11/24

  • Braden Chiaramonte)Rising open-wheel star Brayden Chiaramonte will close the outdoor portion of his 2023 racing schedule this week with races Saturday at the Ventura Raceway in the 82nd running of the Turkey Night Grand Prix. All three shows will see the talented driver competing in Matt Streeter's fast #14 USAC Midget. Press Releases 11/24

  • Fremont Speedway OH)Fremont Speedway presented by Gill Construction will reward the top 10 in points in all three divisions for the 2023 season with a luncheon on Sunday, Dec. 3 at noon at the Moonshine Night Club, 109 S. Front Street, Fremont. The top 10 in points in the Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprints, Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints and Burmeister Trophy Dirt Trucks will receive their point fund checks and trophies. The All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads-Kistler Racing Products 410 Fremont Attica Championship Series presented by the Baumann Auto Group and the NAPA of Bryan 305 AFCS presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales will also hand out their awards.  Press Releases 11/24

  • Speed Sport)It’s no surprise to anyone that Donny Schatz is the winningest driver in the history of the National Sprint Car Rankings. But here's a look at the top 30 sprint car winners since 2009  https://www.speedsport.com11/24

  • Inland Rigging)Inland Rigging drivers Brody Roa and Tommy Dunkel will wrap up their 2023 seasons this Saturday night at the historic 82nd running of the Turkey Night Grand Prix at Jim Naylor’s Ventura Raceway. The two drivers will run their preliminary events on Friday night in the USAC West Coast Series. They will come back on Saturday evening for their main events. Joining the sprint cars on the two-night racing program will be the USAC National Midgets. Press Releases 11/24

  • USAC)The ARP Turkey Night Grand Prix Presented by the West Coast Stock Car/Motorsports Hall of Fame annually presents the Don Basile Rookie of the Race Award, honoring the top performance by a first-time feature starter in the 98-lap classic each year. This year’s crop of 26 Turkey Night Rookies arrive to stake their claim and make their initial mark on the great race featuring USAC’s NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship, which will take place for the 82nd time this Saturday night, November 25, at California’s Ventura Raceway.USAC 11/24

  • DIRTVision)The 16th annual Lou Blaney Memorial at Sharon Speedway will feature a special purse for its 410 Sprint Car race to celebrate Ryan Blaney’s 2023 NASCAR Cup Series championship. The race on Saturday, Aug. 17, will pay $12,000-to-win/$1,200-to-start, and have the entire night streamed live on DIRTVision. In addition to the increased purse, Ryan Blaney will also be on hand as a special guest during the night that honors his Hall of Fame grandfather. World of Outlaws 11/24

  • Must See Racing)The Must See Racing Maxima Racing Oils Midwest Lights Series is set to return to Lorain Raceway Park in South Amherst, Ohio twice in 2024. The series will be returning to LRP for the fourth consecutive season. LRP has become the unofficial home of the Midwest Lights Series since its inception in 2020. Press Releases 11/24

  • RPM WorkShops)The nomination ballot for the 48th Annual Auto Racing Promoter of the Year has been released. Lyle DeVore, who promoters Albany-Saratoga Speedway in Malta, N.Y., was introduced as the 47th Auto-Racing Promoter of the Year last February at the 50th Annual RPM@Daytona Workshops presented at the Shores in Daytona Beach Shores, Florida, representing Region One, the Eastern region of RPM balloting. Press Releases 11/24

Thursday November 23rd

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  • USAC)As if Logan Seavey’s USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship season couldn’t get any better, the newly-crowned 2023 series titlist added another victory to his credit for good measure on night two of Midget Madness on Wednesday at California’s Merced Speedway.USAC 11/23

  • Merced Speedway CA)360 A Feature 1 (30 Laps): 1. 5T-Ryan Timms[1]; 2. 83T-Tanner Carrick[3]; 3. 21X-Gauge Garcia[2]; 4. 41-Dominic Scelzi[5]; 5. 5V-Colby Copeland[4]; 6. 4J-Chase Johnson[7]; 7. 46JR-Joel Myers Jr[15]; 8. 10-Dominic Gorden[6]; 9. 38-Colby Johnson[9]; 10. 21T-Cole Macedo[8]; 11. 14-Mariah Ede[16]; 12. X-Dylan Harris[20]; 13. 16A-Logan Seavey[17]; 14. 77-Ryan Lippincott[14]; 15. 88A-Joey Ancona[12]; 16. 15-Cody Key[18]; 17. 4-Tuesday Calderwood[19]; 18. 14T-Tim Estenson[10]; 19. 25S-Seth Standley[11]; 20. 54S-Drake Standley[13] 11/23

Tuesday November 21st


If you wouldn't write it and sign it, don't say it.  Earl Wilson



  • USAC)After what transpired during his most recent visit to California’s Merced Speedway last November, Spencer Bayston felt he had some unfinished business to attend to. At the conclusion of 30 laps during Tuesday night’s USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship return to the high-banked 1/4-mile dirt oval, the Lebanon, Ind. racer put the finishing touches on the task that had eluded him a full year ago at the very same venue.USAC11/21



  • World of Outlaws)The 2023 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car season offered 71 opportunities at official Series victories. As a result, many competitors bagged multiple checkered flags and elevated their name on the all-time win list that accounts for more than 3,600 races. This season offered plenty of parity in the win column. A total of 19 different drivers visited Victory Lane with The Greatest Show on Dirt this year, the most since 2019 and tied for the 10th most in one season.World of Outlaws 11/21

  • NSCHOF)The much-anticipated announcement is upon us for the latest “Members Only” National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum die-cast! Acme Trading Company is producing the beautiful 1:18 scale 1972 Bogar #99 Jan Opperman sprint car die-cast. The cars are available to members of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum. Only 400 cars are being produced! Assure your piece of history by ordering today! Press Releases 11/21

  • USAC)Starting this Friday, November 24th, the USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series is back in action for two nights at Ventura Raceway. Promoted by Jim Naylor, the prestigious “ARP 82nd Running of the Turkey Night Grand Prix Presented by the West Coast Stock Car Motorsports Hall of Fame” will begin with a special program for the non-winged 360 sprints and practice sessions for the NOS Energy Drink USAC National Midgets. On Saturday, the Sprint Cars will return with their Consolation, Semi-Mains, and 30-lap feature while the Midgets will run a complete show. The Pit Gates at the “The Best Little Dirt Track in America” will open at 11:00am, the Driver’s Meeting will be held at 2:45pm, the Spectator Gates open at 3:00pm, and practice starts at 3:15pm.USAC 11/21

  • Ryan Timms)Thought the box score shows a 17th place finish on Saturday night at the Hangtown 100, it certainly doesn’t tell the full story. After having struggles on Friday night, Timms came to life in the Sunday night feature but a pair of on track issues out of his control essentially hampered any shot of a good finish. Press Releases 11/21

Monday November 20th


Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly. Robert Kennedy



  • Brody Roa)Brody Roa finished off his spectacular 2023 USAC/CRA Championship season with a second-place finish in the series finale at Perris Auto Speedway. The result gave him 14 top-five finishes in the 18 races on the schedule. Included among those top five were eight wins. The victories brought his lifetime total to 21 and propelled him to fourth all-time in the 24-season history of USAC/CRA.  Press Releases 11/20

  • Dayne Kingshott)FOR the Krikke Motorsport team and their driver Dayne Kingshott, last Saturday night’s King of Wings at the Perth Motorplex was certainly a challenging one, but it was one that saw them play their Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series JOKER card on the nightand come away with a winning result. Press Releases 11/20

  • Xtreme Outlaw)The Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series presented by Toyota has another historic season in store for 2024 with 30 races planned for the new year. That journey will take the Series to 22 different tracks – nine new venues – seven different states and see the return of the Appalachian Midget Week. World of Outlaws 11/20

  • Kody Swanson)With the Risk On 360 Open Wheel Showdown just less than two weeks away, there is plenty of story lines building behind closed doors. The December 1-2, 2023, event at the Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway will feature a 100-lap winged pavement sprint car race that will pay 50K to win National midgets and Supermodifieds will also share the weekends racing card. Press Releases 11/20

  • Column)Danny Burton has Chapter 71 of his story about a racer. "Threes A Crowd" Hoosier Race Report 11/20

  • Dominic Scelzi)Dominic Scelzi wraps up the 2023 season this Wednesday at Merced Speedway. Scelzi guided his family owned team into Victory Lane at the bullring in Merced, Calif., in April. It was the site of his first triumph of the season and it marked his first-ever win at the track. Press Releases 11/20

  • Husets Speedway SD)The 2024 racing season at Huset's Speedway will showcase 22 nights of competition highlighted by four events that pay at least $40,000 to win. The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series visits for six race nights. The four-day Huset's High Bank Nationals runs June 19-22 with the special $100,000-to-win Huset's Hustle on June 20. The event finale pays $250,000 - a World of Outlaws record - to the winner for the second straight year. Press Releases 11/20

  • Lucas Oil Speedway MO)Lucas Oil Speedway has unveiled its 2024 tentative schedule and, along with traditional major events, the speedway will welcome the acclaimed High Limit Racing series for sprint cars. The Inaugural High Limit Racing Diamond Classic is scheduled for June 28-29 with many of the best in open-wheel sprint-car racing expected to compete. Press Releases 11/20

Sunday November 19th


If your parents never had children, chances are you won't either. Dick Cavett



  • Knoxville  Raceway IA)Knoxville Raceway drivers, owners, officials and fans gathered Saturday night at Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino in Altoona, Iowa. Guests witnessed over $300,000 in cash and contingencies handed out in an event emceed by track announcers Tony Bokhoven and Kris Krug. BillW's Knoxville News  11/19

  • Shaun In The Dirt)You have read about Blake Anderson moving on from announcing with the All Star Circuit of Champions and joining the Rudeen Group. Now hear him talk to Shaun from the Western Auto Racing Promoters Association Conference about the big change moving to the Northwest and what he will be doing with Rudeen Racing and Skagit Speedway. Will we still hear him at Gateway Nationals, and Chili Bowl Nationals and what about announcing at Skagit Speedway? All those questions are answered here!!!

  • Shaun In The Dirt)At the Western Auto Racing Promoters Association conference, Peter Murphy talks about the Skagit Speedway 2023 season and we get a few tidbits and even a teaser on the 2024 season. Thank You Peter for the time and answering all the questions I had.


  • USAC)No matter how many times you witness it, Kyle Larson’s late-race heroics never fail to completely mesmerize the senses. On Sunday night at California’s Placerville Speedway, the Elk Grove, Calif. native once again dazzled down the stretch as he charged from his 16th starting position and into the lead on lap 93 of the 100-lap main event before pacing the final eight circuits en route to victory at the Hangtown 100. USAC 11/19

  • Vado Speedway Park NM)11/18...POWRi 305 A Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. 74B-John Carney II[7]; 2. 19-Wes Wofford[4]; 3. 18-Lorne Wofford[10]; 4. 131-Royal Jones[9]; 5. 6-Jett Carney[18]; 6. 42-Caleb Saiz[3]; 7. 99-Diego Alvarado[1]; 8. 8-Aydan Saunders[6]; 9. 16-Conner Thomas[13]; 10. 52-Jason Grady[17]; 11. 1A-Robert Teague[14]; 12. 4M-Theo McCarty[19]; 13. 4T-Tuesday Calderwood[15]; 14. 4-Johnathon O'Brien[21]; 15. (DNF) 18A-Aaron Quijano[20]; 16. (DNF) 22-Jesse Baker[2]; 17. (DNF) X-Dylan Harris[8]; 18. (DNF) 3W-Richard Wilbee[11]; 19. (DNF) 2-Ricky Holden[12]; 20. (DNF) 1I-Daniel Blaeser[5]; 21. (DNF) 39H-Nick Herrera[16]  POWRi 360 Non-Winged A Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. 77-Colt Treharn[2]; 2. 45X-Don Grable[7]; 3. O-Ricky Lewis[5]; 4. 21-Caleb Stelzig[9]; 5. 4-Logan Calderwood[4]; 6. 0-JR Bonesteel[12]; 7. 2-Michael Fanelli[1]; 8. 20-Shon Deskins[6]; 9. 19-Randy Smith[13]; 10. 23-Craig Stringfellow[10]; 11. 92-Tim Shallenberger[14]; 12. X-Dylan Harris[3]; 13. 7X-Troy Treharn[11]; 14. 38-Travis Oldfield[15]; 15. 007-Wayne Siddle[8] 11/19

Saturday November 18th

                                                They say any landing you can walk away from is a good one.  Alan Shepard



  • Premier Speedway AU)1 #V35 Jamie Veal 2 #Q5 Brock Hallett 3 #S98 Chad Ely 4 #T62 Tate Frost 5 #Q66 Ryan Newton 6 #V6 Cameron Waters 7 #N43 Alex Orr 8 #VA71 Lachlan McHugh 9 #S27 Daniel Pestka 10 #VA29 Terry Rankin 11 #S20 Glen Sutherland 12 #V48 Adam King 13 #S11 Scott Enderl 14 #V72 Jacob Smith 15 #VA36 Ashley Cook 16 #VA15 Dane Court 17 #V98 Peter Doukas 18 #N47 Marcus Dumesny 19 #V8 Bobby Daly 20 #NQ10 Jy Corbet Race Results11/18

  • Maddington Toyota Series AU)Dayne Kingshott is the Scardifields Smash Repairs King of Wings for the 2023-24 season. The driver of the Krikke Motorsport W2 claimed the time-honoured event at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday night from Kris Coyle, Merger Motorsport W79 and Andrew Priolo, AP Motorsport W8. Race Results 11/18


  • Perris Auto Speedway CA)Promoter Don Kazarian has released the 2024 schedule for Perris Auto Speedway. Press Releases 11/18

  • USAC)Fifty-three (53) USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship drivers and cars will partake in the 82nd running of the ARP Turkey Night Grand Prix Presented By the West Coast Stock Car/Motorsports Hall of Fame. They’ll all converge on California’s Ventura Raceway on Saturday night, November 25, for the next installment of the longest-running midget race of them all, a tradition which dates back to 1934. USAC 11/18

  • Placerville Speedway CA)Hangtown 100 officials have announced due to the wet weather, the conclusion of the event will now take place tomorrow (Sunday November 19th) with cars on track at 3:30pm for engine heat. “With sunny and dry weather forecasted for Sunday we felt our best plan of attack is to finish off the Hangtown 100 tomorrow,” commented Placerville Speedway Promoter Scott Russell. “With the rain today there’s just no way to have things ready and in racing condition. We can run a quick program tomorrow and get everyone on their way at a decent hour.” Press Releases 11/18

  • USAC)Saturday’s running of the Hangtown 100 has been postponed to Sunday, November 19, at California’s Placerville Speedway. Morning rain and a forecast calling for a 100 percent chance of precipitation throughout the remainder of Saturday forced postponement of the USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship event. USAC 11/18

  • The Slider)The launch of the Maverick Winged Sprint Series by Pat Sullivan

  • World of Outlaws)The expectations for Giovanni Scelzi were sky-high entering 2023. The Fresno, CA phenom has “wowed” the industry since first stepping behind the wheel of a 410 Sprint Car at 15 years old. After a few years of a pick and choose schedule, Scelzi decided 2023 was the right time for a rookie run with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars. He set his own bar high and leaped over it with a historic rookie run, finishing fourth in Series points. World of Outlaws 11/18



  • USAC)Kyle Larson estimated that it had been the longest he’d gone without winning a midget race in his illustrious career. As it turned out, the ingredients that made up his last victory just two days shy of two years ago turned out to be the same mix that led him to victory lane during Friday night’s Hangtown 100 opener at California’s Placerville Speedway. USAC 11/18

Friday November 17th


If your mother cooks Italian food, why should you go to a restaurant?  Martin Scorsese



  • USAC)An increase in the USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship feature purse is among the added attractions for this year’s 82nd running of the ARP Turkey Night Grand Prix Presented by the West Coast Stock Car/Motorsports Hall of Fame. USAC 11/17

  • USAC)Get your kicks on Route 99! For two-straight nights on November 21-22, California’s Merced Speedway becomes the route for USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship racing. USAC 11/17

  • FloRacing)Toyota Racing Development (TRD) announced Friday a multi-year commitment to Jade Avedisian, which will see the California-native continue her development with dirt and pavement opportunities as a part of the Toyota Racing family.https://www.floracing.com11/17

  • Ryan Litt)The No. 07 Ryan Litt Racing team is ready to take a shot at winning some big bucks in Las Vegas next month, but they won't be at a poker table or spinning a roulette wheel; the highest-paying asphalt Sprint Car event in the world is set for The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on December 1 and 2. Press Releases 11/17

  • Brock Zearfoss)Brock Zearfoss’ road map to elevating he and his team on the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series continues in 2024 with his fourth season on tour. After three straight years competing with The Greatest Show on Dirt with his family-owned operation, Zearfoss is already preparing for another run behind the wheel of the #3Z with the nation’s top Sprint Car talent. Press Releases 11/17

  • Kyle Reinhardt)Kyle Reinhardt approached the 2023 season as a rebuilding year. With fewer resources at his disposal, than he had during the previous two seasons, the plan was to focus on Central Pennsylvania and other key events that made the most sense for his team. Press Releases 11/17

Wednesday November 15th

                                                          I never did say that you can't be a nice guy and win. I said that if I was playing third base and my mother rounded third with the winning run, I'd trip her up.  Leo Durocher



  • Grant Sexton)At the start of the 2023 racing season, then-18-year-old driver Grant Sexton stated his intentions to compete for the USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series Rookie of the Year award. Last Saturday night at Perris Auto Speedway, the personable teen saw his dreams come true when he closed the season on top of the rookie point heap. In addition, he ended up eighth in the USAC/CRA season-long championship standings.Press Releases 11/15

  • Keens Race Team)OVER the past 15 years, the Keens Race Team have been regulars on the Western Australian speedway scene with the Keen brothers, Daniel and Michael, achieving success in the Wingless Sprints and more recently in the Sprintcar class. Press Releases 11/15

  • Open Wheel Showdown)The latest ‘Risk On 360 Open Wheel Showdown’ entrant may have gone unnoticed. On November 1 Andy Alberding filed an entry for the 50K sprint car portion of the event. It may not have generated much fanfare, but for those who know, know. Press Releases 11/15

  • Bridgeport Motorsports Park NJ)SPRINT CARS, Winged & Wingless are planned weekly at the Kingdom of Speed in 2024. 602 Wingless Cars to race more in 2024 (15= races). If you are looking to move to Big Cars from the 600 Micro ranks or have a 602 Sportsman and have wanted to dabble in Sprint Cars, This is the division for you! Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series to remain a strong part of the Kingdom of Speed schedule in 2024. Plus appearances by USAC East Coast Sprint Cars, USAC Racing National Sprint Car series, and of course 410 Sprint Cars!  2024 is going to be INSANE! 11/15

  • ESS)The Empire Super Sprints celebrated their 40th season at the Vernon Downs Casino. Over 170 people attended the awards banquetwhich was emceed byESS announcer Adam Buchanan.The tour and dash sponsors were recognized first, and the Board of Directors, officials, officers, and volunteers were thanked for helping make 2023 a great season. Drivers with perfect attendance and feature wins were then acknowledged. Out of the 24 races, there was a record 16 different winners with three drivers earning their first win. Press Releases 11/15

  • FloRacing)After a year away from the biggest Midget race of the year, Tyler Courtney will return to the Chili Bowl Nationals in 2024. Courtney has teamed up with Abacus Racing to pilot the team's No. 57 NOS Energy Drink entry in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

  • FloRacing)Defending Chili Bowl Nationals winner Logan Seavey is running it back with the team that helped him win his first Golden Driller trophy in 2023. Seavey will once again drive the No. 39 for Kevin Swindell during the 2024 Chili Bowl Nationals in January. 11/15



  • USAC)Logan Seavey remembers it well. The last time the Sutter, Calif. native won the November Classic at California’s Bakersfield Speedway in 2018, it cemented his USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship hopes and aspirations. Five years later, at the very same 1/3-mile clay oval, the current series point leader’s second victory at Bakersfield on Tuesday night brought him one step and one race closer to wrapping up a second career series title.USAC 11/15



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