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1. 48/29 Danny Dietrich 1460 12
2. 24/5w Lucas Wolfe 1448 8
3. 27 Greg Hodnett 1216 7
4. 69k Lance Dewease 1035 11
5. 3z/58 Brock Zearfoss 1009 6
6. 51 Freddie Rahmer 977 6
7. 21 Brian Montieth 870 3
8. 1/55 Dale Blaney 507
9. 11 T J Stutts 500
10. 87 Alan Krimes 455

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KO's Indiana Bullring Scene Kevin Oldham 10/18 BillW's Knoxville News Bill Wright 10/10 Hoosier Race Report Danny Burton (IN) 10/16
Florida Open Wheel Richard Golardi 10/19 Tri-State Outlook Duane Hancock (OH/IN/MI) 10/11 Sprint Car Notes Gaye Carmichael 9/4
 

From the Grandstand Ron Rodda (CA) 10/20

A Typical WeekendPat & Bruce Eckel 10/17

Jake Blackhurst makes it two in a row taking the Neal Tire and Auto Service Midwest Open Wheel Association Sprint Car Series Presented by Casey's General Stores "Ron Milton Race of Champions/Shaheen's Super Weekend" feature at Jacksonville Speedway, Jacksonville, Illinois, Saturday night. Mark Funderburk photo

Tanner Thorson brings in another win for Keith Kunz Motorsports taking the Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget Series "Shaheen's Super Weekend" feature at Jacksonville Speedway, Jacksonville, Illinois, Saturday night. Mark Funderburk photo

ASCS Southwest winners from left to right 3rd place Josh Shipley, 2nd place Rick Ziehl, and Winner Colton Hardy. Canyon Raceway Park 10-14-2017   Kaylene Verville

 

Trophy Cup at Tulare CA Night 1 top 3 Jason Solwold, Jason Meyers, Carson Macedo. Don Laidlaw Photos

(TOP) The battle to the front in the 9th Annual Steel City Stampede 410 Sprint feature at Lernerville Speedway as Carl Bowser (98) works his way under Sye Lynch (42). (BOTTOM) Bowser nabs the lead position on the eighth circuit and goes on to take his third feature checkered of the season earning a cool $3000 for his effort...........ANOTHER HEIN BROTHERS' "ACTION" PHOTOGRAPH

Mickey Kempgens and crew in Victory Lane after winning the 40 lap Southern Sprintcar Shootout Series by BG products. Max Dolder photo

 

Joey Saldana dominated the All Star Circuit of Champions feature Saturday at Eldora Mike Campbell Photos www.campbellphoto.com

Say What!

“I was given a really good race car tonight and it shows. When you are given good equipment, it just makes life so much easier,We definitely had a top-three car last night and I just gave it away all night, but tonight we made up for it. The guys kept tuning this car as the night went on and it ended up being a really great race car. I can’t thank Bernie [Stuebgen] enough for what he’s done for me to get here. I didn’t have a ride and he gave me a shot. Hopefully we can run this car a little more next year.” Joey Saldana winning Eldora Speedway All Stars

"I knew [Lance] was going to try something. We weren't the greatest on the start, but once we got up to speed I could move around the racetrack. He races clean. He gave me just enough room to get by. We come here for excitement and that got me excited so I hope it got the crowd into it too." Donny Schatz winning Port Royal PA WoO

"This place is incredible. The improvements, the lighting, everything. It's crazy the amount of work and financial effort Port Royal is putting in. When you come here, you know the parking lot will be full; the pits will be full and you'll see a race," Donny Schatz talking about Port Royal Speedway

“This is a night to remember, for sure,There are a lot of great people who helped put this deal together at the beginning of the year. Those same people have been working hard all season long. To close out our All Star schedule with a win was big, but to get two in the same night is a whole different story. I’m excited to get to Eldora tomorrow. There’s no reason why we can’t keep this momentum going.” Ryan Smith said following two All Star wins at Mansfield Motor Speedway OH Friday. “

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10/20
Mesquite TX ASCS
Kansas City KS World of Outlaws
Myrtle Beach SC Must See Racing
West Memphis AR USCS
Tulare CA Trophy Cup

10/21
Salina OK World of Outlaws
Mesquite TX ASCS
Myrtle Beach SC Must See Racing
West Memphis AR USCS
Tulare CA Trophy Cup
Peoria AZ USAC SW
Tampa FL Top Gun
New Egypt NJ NEWS
Middletown NY CRSA
Dundee NY ESS/Patriot
Perris CA USAC CRA
Port Royal PA PASS
Port Royal PA URC
Ventura CA VRA
Haubstadt IN MSCS
Park City KS NCRA

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 Jason Solwold and crew in victory lane after winning night one at the 24th Annual Trophy Cup held at Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway (M&M Photo) & Don Laidlaw Photo

 

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Friday  October 20th 2017

 

If I knew I was going to live this long, I'd have taken better care of myself. Mickey Mantle

1:40pm

PRESS.....

  • Missile Motorsports)Offering over 4,000 parts and products to the kart racing community, Performance Manufacturing of Middleport, NY, will partner with Missile Motorsports and driver Dan Kapuscinski for the 2018 Pathfinder Bank Small Block Super season at Oswego Speedway. Press Releases10/20
  • Max Stambaugh)Effective immediately, Max Stambaugh, the 2017 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Rookie of the Year, and Ray Marshall Motorsports have parted ways. A decision that did not come easy for the Elida native, Stambaugh is now in search of other opportunities to further his racing career. Despite the circumstance, Stambaugh and Ray Marshall Motorsports split on good terms, repeatedly thankful for the opportunities given to him. Press Releases10/20
  • World of Outlaws)The World of Outlaws and iRacing.com hosted an online vote to determine the next dirt track to be added to the online racing service. Fans could choose from six well known venues including: Kokomo Speedway, Fairbury American Legion Speedway, Lernerville Speedway, Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55, Weedsport Speedway and Cedar Lake Speedway. Ultimately Kokomo Speedway edged out Fairbury by just 118 votes.DIRT/World of Outlaws 10/20
  • SOD)Butler Speedway and Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP have jointly developed rules requiring all sprint cars racing with them to have full containment seats next season. Butler and SOD have created the new, common seat rules in an effort to make compliance easier and practical for competitors. Every effort has been made to make the rules similar to those already in place for other tracks and series. Most competitors already use the seats, but in light of serious injuries and deaths that may have been decreased or even prevented through the use of the seats, the time has come to make them mandatory. The seat rule is in effect immediately; there will be no phase-in period. In addition to the full containment seat requirement, both Butler and SOD will also strongly recommend the use of head and neck restraint systems in 2018. Go to www.sprintsondirt.com and click on the Competitor Info tab to read the 2018 Sprints On Dirt rule book. The seat rule is section 2.2 in the book. 10/20

3:00am

RESULTS.....

  • Trophy Cup)The 24th Annual Trophy Cup opened its three day event at Thunderbowl Raceway with a 90 car field jamming the pit area. After 30 tough laps of the challenging 3/8 mile, it was Jason Solwold who captured the win from his 8th starting spot. From the Grandstand  10/20

Thursday  October 19th 2017

 

I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts. Will Rogers

11:40pm

PRESS.....

 

  • Joe Trenca)Joe Trenca is scheduled to wrap up his racing season this weekend. The Mucci Motorsports driver will compete on Friday at Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, N.Y., with the Patriot Sprint Tour. Press Releases10/19
  • Team ILP)Inside Line Promotions driver Sammy Swindell scored another marquee victory last weekend to guide Team ILP into the Winner's Circle. Swindell captured both his preliminary night on Thursday and the finale on Saturday during the 30th annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. It's his record fifth event title and the two wins give him five victories in his last six races. Press Releases10/19
  • USAC)Kevin Thomas, Jr., who's enjoyed a highly successful USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car season, will make his return behind the wheel of a midget in this Sunday's fifth annual "Jason Leffler Memorial" at Wayne County Speedway in Wayne City, Illinois.
  • Column)"Mac Steele: Not Retired Yet"by Richard Golardi Florida Open Wheel10/19

1:00pm

PRESS.....

  • GW Racing)Over the last few months, Tim Williams has been hard at work in the central valley of California putting together his new 360ci and Race Saver IMCA 305ci race team, GW Racing (GWR). Saturday night in Hanford, CA, during the Cotton Classic, things came to life as GWR made its debut and hit the dirt. Press Releases10/19
  • Shane Stewart)The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series travels back to the Midwest for the first of back-to-back weekends of action. Larson Marks Racing will compete at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., on Friday, followed by Salina Highbanks Speedway in Shane Stewart's home state of Oklahoma. Press Releases10/19
  • Len Sammons Productions)Tim Buckwalter and Lou Cicconi, two of the most accomplished drivers in northeastern open-wheel racing, are joining forces for an all-out assault on the field at the first annual East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals inside the CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton, N.J., on Friday and Saturday, December 1-2, 2017. Press Releases10/19
  • USAC SW)This Saturday, October 21st, the popular Sands Chevrolet USAC SouthWest Sprint Cars will make their seventh and final appearance of the year at Canyon Speedway Park. Promoted by Doug Gabbard, the “Race For The Cure” at the Peoria, Arizona oval will also feature IMCA Stock Cars, Dwarf Cars, and the Power 600 Non-Wing Micro Sprints. The spectator gates will open at 5:00pm and racing is scheduled for 7:00pm. For more event information, visit www.canyonspeedwaypark.com or call (602) 258-7223 (RACE).USAC 10/19

Wednesday  October 18th 2017

 

Success is measured by your discipline and inner peace. Mike Ditka

11:50pm

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  • Brody Roa)After a month-long break in the schedule, Brody Roa will be back in the driver’s seat of his bright green #91R when the USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series returns to action this Saturday night, October 21st, at Perris Auto Speedway. Spectator gates at the famous Riverside County half-mile clay oval will open at 5:00 P.M. and the first race will be at 7:00. Press Releases10/18
  • Ray Allen Kulhanek)A cut tire halted Ray Allen Kulhanek's A Main run Saturday night at the 30 th annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires at I-30 Speedway. "It's a tough show to make," he said. "You gotta have a little luck and put together a solid weekend with the bunch of tough drivers and cars that are there. I'm really proud of our team and all of their hard work. Just making the show is an achievement. This is the fourth or fifth time we've done that." Press Releases10/18
  • Perris Auto Speedway CA)Three-time race champion Dave Darland of Lincoln, Indiana is the latest entry for the 22nd Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction at Perris Auto Speedway. The race will take place on November 9th, 10th and 11th. Teams planning to enter cars please note: Friday, October 20th, is the deadline for the $100.00 early entry fee. Any entries postmarked, delivered or called in after the 20th or submitted at the gate on race weekend will be $250.00 (No Exceptions). Press Releases10/18
  • Wayne County Speedway OH)Tickets for the 2017 NAPA Wayne County Speedways Awards Banquet are on sale now. To purchase tickets to the Saturday, November 11th banquet, send $25 per person to: Wayne County Speedway, 209 Pine Street, Creston, Ohio 44217. Also include your phone number so that a confirmation of receipt can be texted back to you. Tickets must be ordered by Wednesday, November 1st. The Awards Banquet will be held at the Pines Golf Course Banquet Room as the doors will open at 5:00 pm with dinner served at 6:00 pm and the awards at 7:00 pm. Press Releases10/18
  • Joshua Shipley)Joshua Shipley produced another podium finish last Saturday at Canyon Speedway Park with the ASCS Southwest Region. "I drew a bad pill for the heat race and had to start fifth," he said. "I got up to third, but then there was a yellow and I ended up finishing fourth." Press Releases10/18
  • Danny Lasoski)Hall of Fame driver Danny Lasoski will pilot a sprint car for Gary Scelzi Motorsports this weekend during the 24th annual Trophy Cup. It will mark Lasoski's first-ever appearance at the famed event, which is held this Thursday through Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., and it's his first time driving for Scelzi. Press Releases10/18
  • Wayne Johnson)There was plenty of tight action and contact at the Short Track Nationals at I-30 Speedway near Little Rock, Arkansas, and Wayne Johnson and the Two-C Racing #2c team found themselves in the middle of much of it. The Oklahoma City veteran qualified for yet another finale though, and is now focused on this weekend’s ASCS doubleheader at Devil’s Bowl Speedway near Mesquite, Texas. Press Releases10/18
  • Brian Brown)After spending most of a month in Pennsylvania, Brian Brown and the Casey’s General Stores/FVP #21 team will be racing close to home this weekend. Friday night, the World of Outlaws visit Lakeside Speedway near Kansas City, Kansas for the FVP Platinum Battery Shootout. On Saturday, the team heads to Randolph County Raceway near Moberly, Missouri for the postponed 410 shootout worth $5,000 to the winner. Press Releases10/18
  • Sam Hafertepe Jr)Sam Hafertepe Jr. picked up his 19th win of the season and his second with the Miles Hill #15H team in Friday’s prelim of the 30th Annual Short Track Nationals at I-30 Speedway near Little Rock, Arkansas. Sam will be back in the Keith Dobbs #15H this weekend for an ASCS doubleheader at Devil’s Bowl Speedway near Mesquite, Texas. Press Releases10/18
  • Donny Schatz)The mantra has been the same for Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing’s (TSR) Donny Schatz and the TSR Textron Off Road/Arctic Cat/Ford Performance team in World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series competition the past decade. Win races and everything else will take care of itself. Press Releases10/18
  • USAC)In the late 1990s, Jason Leffler made tracks big and small his personal playground as he raced to three consecutive USAC National Midget titles. Though Leffler may have been small in stature, his legacy in the sport of midget racing remains that of a giant. One look at the one-eighth-mile dirt oval of Wayne County Speedway in Wayne City, Illinois gives the impression of diminutive. But that's just a front for the spectacular wheel-banging, ultra-competitive style that has become the norm on this southern Illinois soil nestled between farmland during this harvest season. USAC 10/18
  • Giovanni Scelzi)Giovanni Scelzi will not return to the Roth Motorsports No. 83jr winged sprint car next season. "I want to thank Dennis and Teresa Roth as well as Todd Ventura and everyone associated with Roth Motorsports for a tremendous opportunity," Scelzi said. "I've learned a lot and grown a lot while racing for their team. Our focus is on capturing a championship to wrap up this partnership the best way possible." Press Releases10/18
  • Harli White)Harli White is slated to make her final start of the season in Texas this weekend when she tackles the 44th annual Winter Nationals at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite. The Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour doubleheader is Friday and Saturday at one of her favorite tracks. Press Releases10/18
  • Marshall Skinner)A promising start to the Short Track Nationals ended in a hard crash on Saturday night for Marshall Skinner. The 30th edition of the ASCS Mid-South Region event at I-30 Speedway got off to a solid start for Skinner on Thursday as he finished third in his heat race after starting sixth. He then was the runner up in his qualifier. Those points earned him the fifth starting spot in the evening's A Main. Press Releases10/18
  • Jason Sides)Jason Sides is excited to return to the Midwest for the next two weekends with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. Sides will compete on Friday at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., for the FVP Platinum Battery Shootout and on Saturday at Salina Highbanks Speedway in Salina, Okla., for the Twister Showdown. Press Releases10/18
  • Josh Baughman)Josh Baughman had a fast race car, but he lacked luck last weekend during the 30 th annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires at I-30 Speedway. Baughman kicked off the ASCS Mid-South Region event on Thursday by advancing from fifth to third place in a heat race before he finished where he started - second - in a qualifier. That ranked 11th out of more than 70 drivers and lined him up on the inside of the sixth row for the 25-lap A Main. Press Releases10/18
  • Shawn Dancer)Shawn Dancer pulled double duty last Saturday at Eldora Speedway, where he raced a 410ci winged sprint car with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions and a 360ci winged sprint car with the NRA Sprint Invaders. "In the 410, we qualified fourth in our group and 12th overall," Dancer said. "That got us into the inversion so we started on the pole of our heat race." Press Releases10/18
  • RUSH)Throughout the years, it's no secret that the main objective of the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance that now spans throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Ontario, Canada has been to provide an exciting and affordable grassroots racing series for their racers. Staying focused on the word "affordable" has helped drive the success of RUSH, which in 2018 will encompass eight different divisions on both dirt and asphalt. Press Releases10/18

3:00pm

PRESS.....

  • Column)Kevin Oldham has the latest edition of KO's Indiana Bullring Scene that covers recent USAC sprint car contests at Montpelier, Lawrenceburg, and Terre Haute.KO's Indiana Bullring Scene10/18
  • USAC)Throughout his career, Thomas Meseraull has proven adept at adapting to new situations and new rides quickly. For this Sunday's, Oct. 22 USAC National Midget event at Wayne County Speedway in Illinois, the San Jose, California driver returns to a familiar situation as he climbs aboard the Amati Racing No. 66 for the "Jason Leffler Memorial." USAC 10/18
  • Jace Vander Weerd)Taking part in last week’s Cotton Classic with the King of the West Series, Jace Vander Weerd is looking forward to more winged racing this week as he is set to take part in the 24th Annual Trophy Cup that invades Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night. Press Releases10/18
  • Sprint Car Bandits)Here are the top 5 in 2017 Sprint Car Bandits® presented by Blaine's Motor Supply final points; starting with 5th place, Chance McCrary from Farmersville, TX in the Mow Time 13m. Chance did a great job competing in the Series, with several strong performances. Press Releases10/18
  • Salina OK/SLS Promotions)Brady Bacon has won in just about every type of race car and with nearly every series he has raced with over the years. One series he has yet to find the winner’s circle with is the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. Bacon has been close on a couple of occasions to scoring that elusive first-career Outlaws win. Press Releases10/18
  • Premier Speedway AU)Tickets for the 2017-18 Premier Speedway season will officially go on-sale via the Premier Speedway website from 9.30am on Monday October 23, 2017, with thanks to Premier Speedway’s ticketing partners Clicktix. This will include tickets for all meetings including the 46th Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic, the finale to World Series Sprintcars Speedweek and the Easter Trail, with the only exception being the heavily discounted April 14, 2018 meeting which, while featuring 360 Sprintcars, Super Sedans and Modified Productions, will be a walk up only ticketed event. Press Releases10/18
  • PPB Motorsports 2018)Continuing with their efforts to keep everyone informed as to the latest news pertaining to the Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2018 presented by Sunoco and fueled by Insinger Performance show a new website, www.motorsportstradeshow.com, is now up and operating. With the 33rd edition of the popular race car and trade show set to take place January 19-21, 2018, just three months away, there will be much happening in regards to show activities and the new website, designed for easy use will be jam packed with the latest information as the show dates come closer. Press Releases10/18
  • Champion Racing Oil)Champion Oil, a recognized leader in racing and performance enthusiast lubricants, announced today that Chad Kemenah won the 2017 All-Star Circuit of Champions Championship. Kemenah won his Sixth All Star Circuit of Champions Championship this past week-end at Eldora Speedway. Kemenah is now even with Dale Blaney as a six-time Arctic Cat All Star Champion, the most in Series history, Kemenah captured three victories during his 2017 Arctic Cat All Star campaign, earning 37 top-ten feature finishes in 48 main event starts. Press Releases10/18
  • Open Wheel Driving School)Our last Driving School of the 2017 season has been moved to Saturday, October 21st at the 141 Speedway. The weather forecast looks great! If you're still thinking you'd like to experience the thrill of driving a winged sprint car call Randy Sippel at 920-838-1835 or 715-324-5444 and reserve a spot. Looking forward to seeing you this weekend 10/18
  • Danny Dietrich)One of two Pennsylvania Posse regulars to finish inside the top-ten against the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, “Double-D” Danny Dietrich represented his Central Pennsylvania fans well on Saturday night at the Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania; finishing seventh, officially, during the 30-lap, $10,000-to-win, Nittany Showdown. The Gettysburg native qualified for the main event by finishing third during his respective heat race, ultimately resulting in Dietrich’s fourth top-ten finish against the Greatest Show On Dirt in 2017. Press Releases10/18
  • Brent Marks)Continuing a trend of recent top-ten performances, World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Rookie of the Year contender, Brent Marks, recorded his 21st top-ten finish of the 2017 season on Monday evening, finishing eighth at the Ransomville Speedway in Ransomville, New York. Marks finished exactly where he started, qualifying for the 30-lap main event by finishing second during his respective heat race. Press Releases10/18
  • USAC)This Saturday, October 21st, the powerful AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Cars are back in action at Perris Auto Speedway. Promoted by Don Kazarian, the eighteenth point race will be the last “home track” tune up before the 22nd Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction. Saturday’s action packed card will also feature the PAS Senior Sprint Cars and PAS Young Gun Sprint Cars. 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 www.perrisautospeedway.com or call 951.940.0134. USAC 10/18

Tuesday  October 17th 2017

 

Anybody can jump a motorcycle. The trouble begins when you try to land it. Evel Knievel

11:30pm

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  • Perris Auto Speedway CA)This Saturday night, October 21st, the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars will be getting their final Perris Auto Speedway tune-up for November’s 22nd Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction. For the show that also includes the PAS Senior and Young Gun Sprint Cars, track officials are urging fans and race teams to bring American flags for the pre-race ceremonies. Spectator gates will open at 5:00 P.M. and the first race will start at 7:00. Press Releases10/17
  • Trophy Cup)Rico Abreu will not be racing this weekend in the 24th Annual Trophy Cup as he has not fully recovered from a recent accident. One of California’s more exciting drivers to watch, Abreu is currently in North Carolina receiving treatment with a plan to return to action next year. Kalib Henry, looking forward to his first Cup experience, also will not be in action this year. Seventeen year old Henry is still involved in battling the Northern California fires and is unable to be in Tulare. As both drivers were entered and will miss this year’s race due to special circumstances, Abreu and Henry will still receive invitations to the 2018 event. Sprint car owner Mike Manthey has reported his engine will not be ready. Roger Crockett will race his own car, using Manthey’s entry. However, Manthey will receive the 1099 and therefore owns the entry spot for next year. Crockett will not receive a 2018 invitation since it is not his entry. 10/17
  • Florida Open Wheel)Link for race video from Richard Golardi: https://youtu.be/H_oF9OJq-Wk Video - "Vintage Sprint Car Feature Race, Citrus County Speedway, 10-14-2017" 10/17
  • Alex Hill)Alex Hill is looking forward to racing this weekend at the 44th annual Winter Nationals at Devil's Bowl Speedway, which is a track that holds fond memories for her. It was almost exactly two years ago that Hill, then 15-years-old, ventured to the half-mile oval in Mesquite, Texas, for the first time to race far from her home in Canada. It marked her first competition with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour. Press Releases10/17
  • US 36 Raceway MO)This Saturday Night at US 36 Raceway Dirt Tack the very best in racing action is coming your way with Racesaver Sprint Cars, Mod Lites and E-Modified!!!! Racesaver Sprints to pay $700, $500, $400, $360, $350, $330, $325, $320, $315, $310, $305, $300, $295, $290, $285, $280, $275, $270, $260, $250 This will be a great night of racing action so make those plans now to attend!!! Concession as always the cheapest of any local track and Beer ice cold and refreshing!!!! Saturday Night under the Lights at US 36 Raceway Dirt Track!!!! See you there!!! 10/17
  • David Gravel)The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series season continues to wind down. With less than ten events left on the season, teams and drivers are working hard to end the season on a high note. CJB Motorsports and driver David Gravel are certainly in that camp. With 17 Outlaw wins on the season, they were back in action to get number 18 as the tour made its' way to Port Royal (P.A.) Speedway for the Nittany Showdown on Saturday, October 14th. Press Releases10/17
  • Scotty Thiel)Scotty Thiel thought his 2017 racing campaign was completed after the final night of IRA action at Plymouth a few weeks back but that quickly changed when he received a call to come and race one more time. Scott Bonar from Midland Performance gave Thiel a call on Thursday to come and race the #50 car at the double header weekend event at Jacksonville Speedway with the Midwest Open Wheel Association. Press Releases10/17
  • Column)Pat & Bruce Eckel have Terre Haute IN USAC notes A Typical Weekend10/17
  • NCRA Sprint Car Bandits)On the heels of highly successful 2017 racing for the NCRA 360C.I. Sprint Car Bandits® (SCB) series presented by Blaine's Motor Supply, Series officials have heard one message loud and clear from area tracks and fans: WE WANT MORE SPRINT CAR BANDITS! So, 'more' Sprint Car Bandits is exactly what fans and tracks will receive in 2018; as today, the first-look and significantly expanded schedule for the SCB is now available for viewing (below). Press Releases10/17
  • Dominic Scelzi)Dominic Scelzi was on pace to score his first King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series victory of the season last Saturday at Keller Auto Speedway. Unfortunately, a mechanical problem near the midpoint of the race ended the night early for Scelzi while he was leading the event. Press Releases10/17
  • Derek Hagar)Derek Hagar earned his best-ever Short Track Nationals finish last weekend during the 30th annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires. Hagar battled it out with 70-plus other competitors through two preliminary nights before he captured a seventh-place result on Saturday during the ASCS Mid-South Region event finale hosted by I-30 Speedway. Press Releases10/17
  • PRI)Race teams from every type of racing discipline will attend the 30th anniversary Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show to see the newest products and latest innovations from over 1,100 exhibitors during the three biggest business days in racing. Press Releases10/17
  • Rob Chaney)Rob Chaney capped his season with CH Motorsports with a solid fourth-place finish Saturday night with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions at Eldora Speedway. Chaney got off to a good start for the evening when he timed in sixth quickest out of 36 cars - second best in his group - followed by a second-place run in his heat race after starting third. Press Releases10/17
  • MASS)Burlington, NJ native Ryan Stillwaggon added his name to the prestigious list of Thunder On The Hill Racing Series feature winners this past Saturday night at Grandview Speedway after winning the twenty-five lap $500 to win Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series event. Stillwaggon, who started alongside runner up Tim Tanner Jr. on the front row, led every lap and survived multiple cautions as well as heavy lapped traffic on his journey to victory lane. 2017 MASS champion Eddie Wagner, Austin Bishop and Dave Brown rounded out the top five. Press Releases10/17
  • Travis Rilat)Travis Rilat will return to the track this weekend for the first time in approximately three months. Rilat is teaming up with BDS Motorsports to tackle the 44th annual Winter Nationals on Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas. It will mark Rilat's first event with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour since late June. Press Releases10/17
  • Giovanni Scelzi)Giovanni Scelzi overcame a rough ride last Saturday at Keller Auto Speedway to remain within striking distance of the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series championship. Scelzi and the Roth Motorsports team got upside down in a heat race before rebounding to post a top-10 finish in the main event. Scelzi ranks second in the championship standings by only three points with one race remaining. Press Releases10/17
  • KSE Racing Products)Though the season is starting to change outside, there is still plenty of great racing taking place across the country, and this past week was a good one for KSE Racing Products. Saturday night during the All Star Circuit of Champions finale at Eldora Speedway, it was a familiar face returning to Victory Lane as Joey Saldana parked the Indy Race Parts No. 71 entry on the front stretch at the famed ½ mile. Press Releases10/17

2:30pm

PRESS.....

  • Donny Schatz)Tony Stewart-Curb/Agajanian Racing (TSR) driver Donny Schatz returned to victory lane Saturday and established a track record Monday night as he and the Textron Off Road/Arctic Cat/Ford Performance-backed team continue their quest for the World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series 2017 championship. Schatz raced to his 19th WoO victory of the season, and 22nd overall, aboard the TSR No. 15 Textron Off Road/Arctic Cat/Ford Performance/Curb J&J at Port Royal Speedway Saturday before finishing fourth Monday night at Ransomville (N.Y.) Speedway. Press Releases10/16
  • Oswego Speedway NY)Ahead of the 68th consecutive season of racing action at Oswego Speedway, track management is excited to introduce the ‘Heroes Among Us’ program to open at the start of the track’s 2018 campaign which begins with Opening Day set for Saturday, May 26. Press Releases10/16
  • Shane Stewart)The Larson Marks Racing team wrapped up the season's final trip to the Northeast on Monday night. The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series competed at Port Royal (Penn.) Speedway on Saturday where Shane Stewart rebounded from a blown motor to finish just outside the top 10 and earn the KSE Hard Charger award for the night. Sunday's show at Weedsport (N.Y.) Speedway was cancelled due to heavy rain and last night at Ransomville (N.Y.) Speedway saw Stewart round out the podium.Press Releases10/16
  • J&J Auto Racing)Even as the summer of 2017 becomes old news, J&J Auto Racing teams continue to find heat and sunshine as they picked up five victories, three championships and a rookie of the year title in racing action across the country last week. Jake McLain laid claim to the Carolina No Bull Sprints series championship with a victory at Traveler’s Rest (SC) Speedway on Saturday, Oct. 14. McLain has earned three 305ci winged sprint car victories to-date this season. On the other side of the country and the other side of sprint car racing, Caleb Saiz also claimed a championship this season as he earned the 305ci non-wing sprint Sandia Speedway title.Press Releases10/16
  • Jarrett Soares)Saturday night in Hanford, CA, Jarrett Soares’ night would come to an early end as front end damage would leave him parked in the infield on the 13th lap. “The track was pretty rough so everyone was rolling the bottom,” Soares said. “I felt pretty good, but I clipped an infield tire just after the halfway point and that ended our night.” Press Releases10/16
  • Tanner Carrick)Traveling to Jacksonville, IL for a two-day tilt with the Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League, Tanner Carrick would score a 13th place finish on Friday night before coming away with a 10th place finish on Saturday night. Press Releases10/16
  • OCRS)And then it was down to one. After getting rained out last week for the 81 Speedway event and without any room on the calendar for a make-up date, the Ameri-Flex / OCRS sprint car series is now down to its season finale. Enid Speedway is the venue and the final event of the season is billed as the Enid Winter Nationals which is presented by Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories.OCRS 10/17
  • Kansas City KS/SLS Promotions)Seeing race tracks for the first time and quickly adapting to them is a valuable trait that Parker Price-Miller has acquired and honed during his young racing career. The 19-year-old has visited numerous tracks for the first time over the last few seasons and will add another to that list on Friday, October 20, when the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series invades the historic Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas for the FVP Platinum Battery Shootout. Press Releases10/16
  • Fremont Speedway OH)To ensure the future of Fremont Speedway an agreement has been reached for the Sandusky County Agricultural Society to take over ownership of the race track effective Nov. 1, 2017. Rich Farmer, current owner of Fremont Motorsports Park LLC, and the fair board agreed to the contract which turns over ownership of the business to the Sandusky County Agricultural Society Board of Directors. Farmer and his wife Shelly will be retained as the track’s management to “allow for the success of past years to continue uninterrupted,” noted Farmer. Press Releases10/16

Monday  October 16th 2017

 

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. Oscar Wilde

11:45pm

RESULTS.....

  • World of Outlaws)The 'Steel City Outlaw' Tim Shaffer led flag-to-flag in the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series first visit to the Ransomville Speedway in 20 years. Shaffer fell off the narrow frontstretch in lapped traffic with two to go, but was able to corral his No. 49X and pilot it to his second World of Outlaws Feature win of the year. Brad Sweet and Shane Stewart completed the podium at 'The Big R Outlaw Shootout' presented by Budweiser.Race Results 10/16

PRESS.....

  • NCRA)Officials with the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products will try again this coming Saturday night (October 21) to put a wrap on the their 47th consecutive season as a sanctioning body as the series sprint, modified, crate late model and mod-lite divisions end their point season at 81 Speedway in Park City. Press Releases10/16
  • Perris Auto Speedway CA)Updated entry list for the 22nd Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction at Perris Auto Speedway. Thirty cars have already pre-entered and with the early entry deadline still four days (postmarked October 20th) away, numerous entries should be arriving in the mail in the next four days. Anticipation is a field of around 45-cars to be on hand for the three day racing extravaganza. Thus far, drivers from seven different states and New Zealand have entered. Press Releases10/16
  • Brock Zearfoss)Unfortunately for Brock Zearfoss, his battle with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Port Royal Speedway ended sooner than expected; three laps sooner than expected. While battling near the front of the running order, Zearfoss ran out of fuel, surrendering any opportunity for a second World of Outlaws victory. The “Jonestown Jet” beat the Outlaws at Williams Grove Speedway in mid-July. Press Releases10/16
  • Max Stambaugh)Max Stambaugh’s rookie campaign with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions ended on a high note. Not only did the Elida native score a top-ten finish at Eldora Speedway, but he did so in fantastic fashion; hard charging from 20th on the grid to finish tenth during a non-stop, 30-lapper. Stambaugh’s performance was solid enough to earn Hard Charger honors. Press Releases10/16
  • Ryan Smith)Ending his 2017 Arctic Cat All Star campaign with one of his most impressive performances of the season, the “Kunkletown Kid” Ryan Smith went two for three during his most recent weekend of competition, highlighted with a doubleheader sweep at Mansfield Motor Speedway on October 13. Smith earned a total of $10,000 for his Friday night dominance; the fifth driver in Arctic Cat All Star history to accomplish two victories in one day. Press Releases10/16
  • TJ Michael)With his second, full season with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions officially in the books, the “Texas Traveler” T.J. Michael will now turn his attention forward and begin the rebuilding process for 2018. Michael will regroup at his Texas home before returning to his Fremont, Ohio, race shop later this winter. Press Releases10/16
  • Caleb Armstrong)An accomplished season, nonetheless, New Castle, Indiana’s Caleb Armstrong recently concluded his 2017 Arctic Cat All Star campaign, participating in three main events in two days at two different Ohio venues. The weekend proved satisfactory for the second-year Arctic Cat All Star, finishing 16th, 14th and 20th, respectively, during his combined three starts at Mansfield (OH) Motor Speedway and Eldora (OH) Speedway. Press Releases10/16
  • Rusty Hickman)A solid performance in last Saturday night’s opening Eureka Garages & Sheds Sprintcar Series round at Geelong’s Avalon Raceway saw Rusty Hickman start his 2017-18 season in positive fashion, coming away with a pleasing runner-up finish to Jamie Veal. Debuting his brand-new Vic # 40 Hickman’s Tree Maintenance supported J&J and Maxwill Racing Engines package, Hickman showed good pace from the outset, placing second in his opening heat race and fourth in his second, before starting up eighth for the 30-lap feature race. Press Releases10/16
  • Sammy Swindell)It took a little longer than he expected, but Sammy Swindell has returned to true form. Swindell won all three times he hit the track during his preliminary night before he led all 40 laps during the 30th annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires finale last weekend at I-30 Speedway. The two wins on the weekend give him five victories in his last six races and six triumphs in 10 races during an eight-week span. Press Releases10/16
  • Perris Auto Speedway CA)Two-time race winner Cory Kruseman has been named Grand National of the 22nd Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction at Perris Auto Speedway. The race will take place on November 9th, 10th and 11th at the famous Riverside County half-mile clay oval and will feature the USAC National and CRA Sprint Cars. Kruseman, whose list of racing accomplishments includes driving Tony Stewart owned cars to wins at the Oval Nationals in 2003 and 2004, is looking forward to being on hand for the big race. Press Releases10/16
  • Tony Bruce Jr)Tony Bruce Jr. scored his best Short Track Nationals finish since winning the marquee event in 2009 last Saturday when I-30 Speedway hosted the 30th annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires. Press Releases10/16
  • Seth Bergman)Seth Bergman recorded his career-best Short Track Nationals result last weekend during the 30th annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires at I-30 Speedway. Bergman kicked off the ASCS Mid-South Region tripleheader on Thursday by maneuvering from seventh to fourth place during a heat race. Press Releases10/16
  • Trey Starks)Trey Starks made his final visit of the season to Ohio last weekend when he and Gobrecht Motorsports tackled the final two Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions races of the year. The action began on Friday at Mansfield Motor Speedway in Mansfield, where Starks made his debut. Press Releases10/16
  • CRSA)The format for the upcoming Hard Clay Challenge event will have all drivers draw for group position. Drivers will then time within their group to set heat lineups. The top four (4) fast times in each group will be inverted for heat starts. In a 3 heat format the top six (6), 4 heat format top five (5) from each heat will automatically be locked into the A-Main with the top two (2) finishers going to the redraw. It will be heads up from heat finishes for either 18 or 20 depending on car counts and heats. The balance of the field will be set with B-Main transfers for the 22-car A-Main. Two (2) provisional spots will be available to tour regulars who are in the top 20 in points and that have not qualified for the A-Main. Press Releases10/16
  • Kerry Madsen)Big Game Motorsports returns to racing this weekend during a World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series doubleheader in the Midwest following two weeks off. Kerry Madsen and the Muddy sponsored team will race on Friday at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., for the FVP Platinum Battery Shootout and on Saturday at Salina Highbanks Speedway in Salina, Okla., for the Twister Showdown. Press Releases10/16
  • Column)Ron Rodda has a Trophy Cup preview From the Grandstand10/16
  • Austen Wheatley)Austen Wheatley will wrap up the 2017 season this weekend when he tackles the 24 th annual Trophy Cup. Wheatley is piloting a sprint car for Willie Kahne during the marquee event at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., Thursday through Saturday. Press Releases10/16
  • URC)The Capitol Renegade United Racing Club will return to action this Saturday night at the Port Royal Speedway. The last time the URC visited the Central PA track, Curt Michael and Greg Hodnett took home the checkered flags back in May. URC 10/16
  • NCRA)Officials with the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products will try again this coming Saturday night (October 21) to put a wrap on the their 47th consecutive season as a sanctioning body as the series sprint, modified, crate late model and mod-lite divisions end their point season at 81 Speedway in Park City. Press Releases10/16
  • USAC)Saturday night's USAC Speed2 Deery Brothers IMRA Midget "Special non-points event" was cancelled but race organizers are discussing a possible October 29 re-schedule, which will be announced when firm.10/16
  • Wayne County Speedway OH)Tickets for the 2017 NAPA Wayne County Speedway's Awards Banquet are now on sale. To purchase tickets, send $25 per person to Wayne County Speedway, 209 Pine Street, Creston, Ohio 44217. Also include your phone number so that a confirmation of receipt can be texted to you. Tickets must be ordered by November 1st. The banquet will be at the Pines Golf Course Banquet Room. The doors will open at 5:00 pm with dinner served at 6:00 pm and awards at 7:00 pm. Press Releases10/16

4:30pm

PRESS.....

  • MSCS)Saturday October 21st the Tri-State Speedway will be presenting its final racing event for this season. The Harvest Cup that evening will pay $5,000 to win the MSCS sprint car feature! This will be the third attempt in October to hold this particular race. It was rescheduled after rain intervened both days during the original weekend that it was to be held. This special event has served to conclude each racing season since 2011. It will be the Championship and Honors Night for the Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series.Press Releases10/16
  • Trophy Cup)Excitement & buzz is floating through the air as one of the biggest weeks in California Sprint Car racing has arrived, which means only one thing, it’s time for the 24th annual Trophy Cup at Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare. Press Releases10/16
  • Willie Croft)Willie Croft looked to be well on his way to the 2017 Short Track Nationals feature event on Saturday night, but a part failure while leading the ‘B’ Main would dash his hopes. “The end result wasn’t what we wanted but it was a really fun trip, and I am thankful to get back and have the opportunity to come at the Short Track Nationals,” Willie Croft said. Press Releases10/16
  • Steven Tiner)Making the journey back to Little Rock, AR to take part in the 30th Annual Short Track Nationals, Steven Tiner would race hard to make the Saturday night feature event where he would come away with a 15th place finish after enduring a flat right rear late in the race. Press Releases10/16
  • Richard Vander Weerd)Taking the opportunity to shake down his Trophy Cup ride on Saturday night in Hanford, CA with the King of the West Series, Richard Vander Weerd held his own with a 360ci power plant as he picked up a 13th place finish. “I got off to a slow start,” Richard Vander Weerd said. “I had not been a winged car all year long, so it took me a while to get going, but once I got comfortable things went pretty well.” Press Releases10/16
  • Sean Watts)Sean Watts got off to a tough start on Saturday night in Hanford, CA, but the Atwater, CA driver kept fighting and wound up working his way forward and finishing 12th at the Cotton Classic. “We were not very good early in the night, but in the ‘B’ things seemed to come together and that resulted in a decent run in the feature,” Sean Watts said. “We got going really well in the opening laps of the feature, and everyone else started to figure it out as well and we ended up coming form 19th to finish 12th.” Press Releases10/16
  • Cole Macedo)In just his second ever start with a 410ci power plan bolted into the Tarlton Motorsports No. 21x, Cole Macedo raced wheel-to-wheel with some of the best in the business as he pocketed a fifth place finish at the Cotton Classic on Saturday night in Hanford, CA. Press Releases10/16
  • Cory Eliason)One week after mechanical failures kept them out of action in Watsonville, CA, Cory Eliason and the Antaya Motorsports team bounced back at the Cotton Classic as Eliason was able to charge his way forward from 15th to finish sixth on a very rough and tumble track.Press Releases10/16
  • DJ Netto)Returning to the track where he cut his teeth, Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, CA, DJ Netto would put together a good run during the Cotton Classic on Saturday night as he finished seventh in front of a ton of family and friends. “It was a pretty decent night on a tricky track,” DJ Netto said. “Lee Lindgren and everyone worked really hard and we were in the Top-10 all night long.”
  • Column)Danny Burton has notes from Terre Haute IN USAC Sprints Hoosier Race Report10/16
  • Salina OK/SLS Promotions)The Twister Showdown hits the track this weekend on Saturday, October 21 at Salina Highbanks Speedway as the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series visit the track for the fifth consecutive year and sixth time overall. In the last four races for the series at the blazing fast track, four different drivers have visited victory lane, including Oklahoma natives each of the last two years. When the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series rolls into Salina Highbanks Speedway, just five main events will remain on the season.Press Releases10/16
  • Mahle Enterprises)MAHLE Motorsports, the leading piston manufacturer for Sprint Car racing’s 410 series, now offers a Box-In-Box piston for the 360 series. The new 360ci Box-In-Box is similar in features to the company’s popular 410ci Box-In-Box. Both offer superior strength and durability for high output engines in a lightweight forged design that uses considerably less mass. Press Releases10/16
  • Kansas City KS/SLS Promotions)The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series hits the track at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City for the FVP Platinum Battery Shootout on Friday, October 20. The event will mark the eighth consecutive year that the series has visit the historic track. Brad Sweet was victorious last year at Lakeside, making it six different winners in the last six races at the track for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. When the Outlaws arrive at Lakeside, just six main events will remain on the season. Press Releases10/16

Sunday  October 15th 2017

 

I hire people brighter than me and then I get out of their way. Lee Iacocca

11:00pm

PRESS.....

  • KWS)Mitchell Faccinto became the 10th different winner on the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Sprint Car Racing Series with an impressive victory in Saturday’s 30-lap Penny Newman Grain Cotton Classic at Keller Auto Speedway. Faccinto, piloting Stan Greenberg’s potent TSG Recycling Disposal/Western Metal KPC sprint car, started third in the 22-car grid and had a front row seat to the two previous leaders who suffered mechanical issues in front of him. Race Results10/15
  • The Champion Racing Oil/BR Motorsports Central PA Sprint Cars season is winding down. Saturday night October 14th the series ran a combined show with the World of Outlaws at Port Royal Speedway. The World of Outlaws point leader Donny Schatz won the feature with Lance Dewease finishing 2nd.Champion Racing Oil/BR Motorsports Central PA Sprints 10/15
  • Premier Speedway AU)Warrnambool based sign Company Cassign have become the first two-time winners of the Premier Speedway Premier Club following the Club’s annual Season’s Launch and Premier Club dinner last Friday evening. With a record 170 Premier Club packages featuring 134 different businesses being a part of the draw, David Cassidy and the entire Cassign team will now become the Naming Rights Sponsors of Night 3 of the 2018 Easter Sprintcar Trail, acquiring all the benefits that are associated with a Naming Rights package. Press Releases10/15
  • Florida Open Wheel)Link for race video from Richard Golardi: https://youtu.be/3pp34pMLkCU Video - "The Frank Riddle Memorial, Citrus County Speedway, Feature Race, 10-14-2017" 10/15
  • RUSH)The new Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Sprint Car Series powered by Pace Performance will have an informational meeting on Sunday, October 22 at Gatherings Banquet & Event Center at 1:00 p.m. Gatherings is located just west of New Castle, Pa. on Route 422 at 2552 Benjamin Franklin Highway, Edinburg, PA 16116.Press Releases10/15

1:45pm

RESULTS.....

  • POWRi)Leading all 30 laps and holding off a late race charge from Rookie Zeb Wise, Tanner Thorson found victory lane for the 16th time with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League. Thorson's Ron Milton Race of Champions win at Jacksonville Speedway is his fourth of 2017. Race Results10/15
  • ASCS SW)It didn't take long for Colton Hardy to find the front of the line at Canyon Speedway Park, as the Phoenix, Ariz. shoe hustled to his third ASCS Southwest Regional score of the 2017 season in the Bandit Racing No. 74.ASCS 10/15
  • ESS)Brewerton, NY’s Jason Barney has been making a late season statement why he is the 2017 Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS) champion by winning his second consecutive $3,000 October victory. Taking the lead from Jeff Cook on lap 11, he beat Mike Mahaney and Coleman Gulick to the line to win the 1000 Islands RV Fall Nationals event at the Brockville Ontario Speedway. Race Results10/15
  • Susquehanna Speedway PA)It’s been a good two weeks in Central Pennsylvania for South Egremont, Massachusetts racer Kyle Smith. The young driver dominated Saturday night’s 20-lap Freedmont® Mortgage Lending PASS/IMCA Sprint car feature at Susquehanna Speedway as he visited victory lane for the first time ever at the York Haven oval. Smith’s Susky win backs up his big win a week earlier in IMCA Sprint action at nearby Port Royal. Central PA 10/15
  • USAC)It was just a month ago when Kevin Thomas, Jr. saw hopes of a Terre Haute Action Track victory dashed in the final laps as he ran out of fuel while leading on a late race restart. On the final restart of Saturday night's "Tony Hulman/Don Smith Classic," Thomas was fueled by determination and a sense of redemption as he slid his way past Dave Darland with five laps remaining, then ran down leader Chase Stockon with three to go to win his first USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car feature at the Action Track in four seasons. USAC 10/15
  • Thunder On The Hill)It was a spooky Halloween night, but there weren’t any tricks for Brett Kressley, as the 25-year-old scored his first NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series victory at the ‘Mods at the Madhouse Traffic Jam’ on Saturday night at Grandview Speedway. Central PA 10/15

PRESS.....

  • Port Royal Speedway PA)Port Royal Speedway will present its season finale, Open Wheel Madness coming up this Saturday, October 21 at 4 pm when it hosts a sprint car tri-fecta in the form of 410 sprints, URC 360 sprints and 305 sprints. The highly anticipated, much talked about sprint car hat trick program is sure to be an October smash to close out the Port Royal Speedway season. The 410 sprints will race for $4,000 to win on Saturday in the season finale while the URC sprints compete for $2,000 to win and the 305 sprints vie for a $500 to win payday. Central PA 10/15
  • World of Outlaws)Due to nearly 100% chance of heavy rainfall throughout the afternoon and evening, World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series officials have been forced to cancel Sunday's Empire State Challenge at the Weedsport Speedway. The decision was made early to prevent race teams and fans from making the long tow to the Speedway. Please mail any ticket stubs or wristbands within 14 days to Weedsport Speedway PO Box 415 Weedsport, New York 13166 to receive a refund. If you purchased video from DIRTVision.com, you will receive an email from them in the next 24 hours in regard to their refund policy. The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series returns to action Monday at the Ransomville Speedway for the 'Big R Outlaw Shootout.' 10/15
  • Ernie Saxton Communications)Unfortunately there’s a small group of racers that still believe that sponsorship is just a logo and a check. They are definitely wrong in their thinking. Kristin Swartzlander of Dirty Mouth Communications has a great article in the latest edition of Ernie Saxton’s Motorsports Sponsorship Marketing News that will show racers how to be successful in gaining sponsorship support. Press Releases10/15

2:45am

RESULTS.....

  • Photos)Friday and Saturday night photos are in SpeedShotz 10/15
  • Short Track Nationals)Sammy Swindell continues to dole out lessons to the younger generation of racers as he charged to an unprecedented fifth Short Track Nationals victory in Saturday night’s 40-lap event finale atop the high-banked, ¼-mile I-30 Speedway clay oval. The Memphis area racer surged into the lead on the opening lap from his second row starting position and led all the way aboard the Rains Motorsports No. 3s JR1-chassis to capture the $15,000 winner’s take in the 30th edition of the COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires. Race Results10/15
  • POWRi Midgets)Jacksonville IL...Tanner Thorson, Zeb Wise, Jake Neuman, Ryan Robinson, Tyler Thomas, Spencer Bayston, Jason McDougal, Acr McCarthy, Austin Brown, Tanner Carrick. 10/15
  • MOWA)Jacksonville IL...Jake Blackhurst, Terry Babb, Scotty Thiel, Jordan Goldesberry, Joe B Miller, Mike Terry Jr, Chris Urish, Paul Nienhiser, Jacob Patton, Logan Faucon. 10/15
  • ASCS MidSouth)10/14/2017 at I-30 Speedway AR Short Track Nationals ASCS Mid-South Region A Feature (40 Laps): 1. 3S-Sammy Swindell, [4]; 2. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [3]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel, [1]; 4. 1X-Bill Balog, [6]; 5. 86-Tony Bruce Jr, [5]; 6. 88-Tim Crawley, [2]; 7. 9JR-Derek Hagar, [12]; 8. 36-Jason Martin, [7]; 9. 10M-Morgan Turpen, [10]; 10. 99-Skylar Gee, [14]; 11. 88R-Cody Gardner, [8]; 12. 23-Seth Bergman, [13]; 13. 8-Alex Sewell, [17]; 14. 7M-Chance Morton, [20]; 15. 94X-Steven Tiner, [15]; 16. 23B-Brian Bell, [18]; 17. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek, [11]; 18. 47-Dale Howard, [9]; 19. 40-Howard Moore, [19]; 20. 2C-Wayne Johnson, [16]  ASCS10/15
  • Port Royal Speedway PA)Eight-time World of Outlaws champion Donny Schatz of Fargo, Nd., tamed Port Royal Speedway on Saturday night, scoring his second career oval victory, worth $10,000 after holding off Lance Dewease to the finish. Central PA 10/15

Saturday  October 14th 2017

 

You don't lead by hitting people over the head - that's assault, not leadership. Dwight D. Eisenhower

11:50pm

RESULTS.....

  • All Stars)Brownsburg, Indiana’s Joey Saldana dominated everything on Saturday night at Eldora Speedway, conquering the entire #LastCallForMethanol program at the World’s Greatest Dirt Track for a $5,000 top prize against the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. All Stars 10/15
  • MASS)Grandview Speedway PA...1 89 Ryan Stillwaggon 2 18 Tim Tanner 3 70 Eddie Wagner 4 11A Austin Bishop 5 44 Dave Brown 6 99 Steph Carberry 7 1 Tom Carberry, SR 8 28C Tommy Carberry, JR 9 39X Scott Frack 10 61 Jon Haegele 11 77J Jeff Geiges 12 5z Zack Burd 13 57v Dave Bonner 14 40 Tim Smolenyak 15 11T Dan Leper 15b Bryant Davis 9b Brandon Poff 301 Chad Connor 10/14
  • Top Gun Sprints)Volusia Speedway Park FL...1 #82 Matt Kurtz 2 #G 6 Brandon Grubaugh 3 #3 A AJ Maddox 4 #23 D Dylan Colding 5 #96 Nikole Voisey 6 #11 K Skeeter Kelley 7 #1 Dave Thomas 8 #00 Harley Zimmerman 9 #83 Mark Ruel 10 #12 David Kelley 11 #11 Brett O'Donnell 12 #19 Keith Butler 10/14
  • Citrus County Speedway FL)SSSS...1 #5 Mickey Kempgens 2 #59X John Inman 3 #0 Dude Teate 4 #63 Carlie Yent 5 #88 Sport Allen 6 #6 Matt Alfonso 7 #55 Tommy Nichols 8 #15 Troy Thompson 9 #44 Gary Wiggins 10 #22X Anthony D'Aiessio 11 #85 Rex Hollinger 12 #56 Blake Rose 13 #4 Travis Bliemeister 14 #J1 Mike Tharp 15 #18 Shane Butler 16 #22 Johnny Gilbertson 17 #8 Stan Butler 18 #259X LJ Grimm 10/14
  • Susquehanna Speedway PA)PASS...1 #17 Kyle Smith 2 #9C Darren Miller 3 #3D Dave Grube 4 #67 Ken Duke Jr. 5 #83 Billy Ney 6 #36 Jaremi Hanson 7 #11Z Zach Newlin 8 #9S Rick Stief 9 #17A Colby Dice 10 #20 Stephanie Dodson 11 #77 Andrew Hake 12 #31 Donnie Hendershot 13 #75 Dusty Shatzer 14 #50 Jay Krout 15 #8 Nick Sweigart 16 #61 John Scarborough 17 #13 Kurt Knepper 18 #44K Kirsten Hess 19 #74 Vance Berry 20 #5 Wally Eshenaur 21 #0 Kyle Ganoe 22 #91J John Fiore 23 #93 Steve Kothe 24 #69 Eric Mathiot PA 10/14
  • ESS)Brockville ONT...Jason Barney wins $3,000 1 #87 Jason Barney 2 #33 Mike Mahaney 3 #14 Colman Gulick 4 #10 Jeff Cook 5 #c10 Paulie Colagiovanni 6 #42w Ricky Wilson 7 #88 Alain Bergeron 8 #97 Cory Turner 9 #2 Dave Axton 10 #20 Jordan Poirier 11 #11J Chris Jones 12 #0c Cole MacDonald 13 #67r Pete Richardson 14 #98 Paul Pekkonen 15 #15aw April Wilson 16 #53 Jeremy LaSalle 17 #36 Matt Billings 10/14
  • Lernerville Speedway PA)Steel City Stampede...1 #98 Carl Bowser 2 #23J Jack SodemanJr 3 #42 Sye Lynch 4 #2 A.J. Flick 5 #08 Dan Kuriger 6 #7K Dan Shetler 7 #76 Davey Jones 8 #40 George Hobaugh 9 #23 Darren Pifer 10 #12 Darin Gallagher 11 #08F Andy Feil 12 #1R Gale RuthJr 13 #44 Pete Landram 14 #G1 Mike Miller 15 #46 Michael Bauer 16 #27K Jeremy Kornbau 17 #91 Sadie Siegel 18 #4K Bill Kiley 19 #49 Bob Howard 20 #31 Nevan O'Donnell 10/14
  • USAC)Kevin Thomas Jr. of Cullman, Ala. came from behind to win Saturday night's 47th "Tony Hulman/Don Smith Classic" AMSOIL USAC National Sprint race at the Terre Haute Action Track. He passed Chase Stockon on lap 28 and led the last three laps to beat Chris Windom, Chase Stockon, Brady Bacon and Dave Darland. Windom's finish sliced Justin Grant's series point lead to just 29. Grant was seventh in Saturday's race. USAC 10/14
  • World of Outlaws)Donny Schatz passed Port Royal Speedway Track Champion, Brock Zearfoss on lap 18 and survived a late charge from Lance Dewease to extend his points lead atop the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Point Standings and score his 19th win of the season. Dewease and 10th starting Daryn Pittman completed the podium at Port Royal. DIRT/World of Outlaws 10/14

2:30pm

PRESS.....

  • FAST)The 9th season of the of the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series presented by Ohio Logistics produced a couple of first time occurrences. It was the first time for three different champions with the series and each of the two main tracks, Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway. DJ Foos became the first driver to win both the 410 FAST title and the JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series presented by Engine Pro (2012). Press Releases10/14
  • David Gravel)One of the most successful pairings over the past few years on the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series tour is returning for a third year. CJB Motorsports is proud to announce that driver David Gravel will return to pilot the GoMuddy.com, Big Game Treestands, JRC Transportation #5. The team is also pleased to announce that veteran crew chief Barry Jackson will once again to the wrenches. The pairing has proven to be extremely potent having scored 28 event wins thus far, including triumphs in the $50,000-to-win Champion Racing Oil National Open, the Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic and the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup. The duo was also dangerously close to pulling off a win in sprint car racing's crown jewel event, the 5 Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals. Press Releases10/14
  • PPB Motorsports)Tony Stewart, one of the most popular names in auto racing, is set to be part of the Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2018 Race Car and Trade Show presented by Sunoco and fueled by Insinger Performance come January, 2018. Press Releases10/14
  • Photos)Friday night photos are in SpeedShotz 10/14

2:45am

RESULTS.....

  • Short Track Nationals)Sam Hafertepe, Jr., continued his winning ways by racing to victory lane in Friday night’s 25-lap preliminary feature at the 30th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires atop the high-banked ¼-mile I-30 Speedway clay oval. Race Results10/14
  • POWRi Midgets)For the fifth time in 2017 and the 16th of his career, Spencer Bayston bagged another victory with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League. Bayston's victory came in the first night of a doubleheader weekend at Jacksonville Speedway. Race Results10/14
  • MOWA)Jacksonville IL...Top 10...Jake Blackhurst, Joe B Miller, Josh Schneiderman, Mike Terry Jr, Paul Nienhiser, Scotty Thiel, Jordan Goldesberry, Chris Urish, Terry Babb. 10/14
  • All Stars)The “Kunkletown Kid” Ryan Smith cashed in for a grand total of $10,000 on Friday night at Mansfield Motor Speedway, sweeping the entire “Double Down at Mansfield” program that included two main events, one of which a make-up feature that was originally scheduled for Sunday, May 28. Joining a short list of competitors who have accomplished two Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions main event victories in one day including Dave Blaney, Sammy Swindell, Bobby Allen and Fred Rahmer, Smith’s Friday night sweep raised his season win total to three with “America’s Series,” now with six over the course of his young career.All Stars 10/14
  • Ocean Speedway CA)Ocean Sprints...1 #22 Shane Golobic 2 #17 Justin Sanders 3 #2 Brad Furr 4 #11D Cory Eliason 5 #4S Michael Kofoid 6 #88 Koen Shaw 7 #8 Jeremy Chisum 8 #58 Jerry Bonnema 9 #25Z Jason Chisum 10 #57 Dustin Golobic 11 #44 Geoff Ensign 12 #10 Mathew Moles 13 #33H Eric Humphries 14 #99 Wayne Katen 15 #6D Josh Chisum 16 #72W Kurt Nelson 17 #07 Richard Fajardo 18 #12P Scott Parker 19 #4 Alan Beck 10/14
  • ASCS Midwest)10/13/2017 at I-30 Speedway AR ASCS Mid-South Region Short Track Nationals Night 2 A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [1]; 2. 88-Tim Crawley, [4]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel, [2]; 4. 36-Jason Martin, [3]; 5. 10M-Morgan Turpen, [8]; 6. 47-Dale Howard, [9]; 7. 99-Skylar Gee, [7]; 8. 88R-Cody Gardner, [12]; 9. 28-Jonathan Cornell, [17]; 10. 23B-Brian Bell, [16]; 11. 29-Willie Croft, [10]; 12. 91A-Ernie Ainsworth, [5]; 13. 2C-Wayne Johnson, [15]; 14. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek, [11]; 15. 14K-Kyle Bellm, [19]; 16. 7M-Chance Morton, [6]; 17. 17-Josh Baughman, [20]; 18. 12T-Joe Young, [13]; 19. 17G-Channin Tankersley, [14]; 20. 84-Brandon Hanks, [18] ASCS10/14

PRESS.....

  • Open Wheel Driving School)With the threat of all day rain we'll be cancelling our School , Saturday, Oct 14 and re-scheduling it for the following Saturday, October 21st. We'll start signing in at 11:00 am with class at 12:00 noon and on track at 1:00 pm. We hope to see you out at 141 Speedway and if you're still thinking about joining us, you've got a little more time. Call Randy at 920-8381835 or 715-324-5444 and we'll save your seat.10/14
  • Coastal 181)Motorsports publisher Coastal 181 announced the upcoming release of its latest title, “TOBY: The Star-Crossed Story of an American Racing Family,” by Lew Boyd. “TOBY” presents the dramatic life history of Dick “Toby” Tobias, the popular Pennsylvania Dutchman, who made Modified Stock Cars and Sprint Cars dance. He won over 300 features and, a true entrepreneur, built one of the most successful speed shops in the country before dying in a horrendous crash at Flemington, New Jersey in 1978. Press Releases10/14
  • 81 Speedway KS)We are twenty-four hours away from the annual “Harold Leep Classic” at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kansas as the speedway will host the Oil Capital Racing Series, United Rebel Sprint Series and the inaugural visit from the Sooner Late Model Series tomorrow (Saturday) night. Speedway officials are monitoring the weather and if inclement weather should surface, a decision will be made by 9:00 AM Saturday morning on the speedway plans. Press Releases10/14
  • Justin Sanders)Things continue to come together for the Sanders Motorsports Barn Burner Series in Chowchilla, CA, and the staff is excited with what is to come starting with a Test and Tune Session on Sunday at the track in Chowchilla, CA. Press Releases10/14
  • Eldora Speedway OH)Eldora Speedway’s 64th consecutive season of racing comes to a close Saturday night (October 14th) with a three-division showcase of methanol-injected fury featuring the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions (ASCoC), K & L Ready Mix National Racing Alliance Sprint Invaders (NRA) and a non-sanctioned event for traditional non-wing sprint cars. Press Releases10/14
  • CRASH PAD)Plan Next Season with a CRASH PAD in your seat. Reduce your Risk of Spinal Injury with the material that TESTED BEST to reduce spinal compression forces in tests for the US Military. You can spend lots more and get less or nothing to help reduce back injuries. The CRASH PAD is designed to be affordable and effective. If there was something better, We'd use it. Dealer, Info, Ordering Now at www.802solutions.com 10/14

Friday  October 13th 2017

 

The 'what should be' never did exist, but people keep trying to live up to it. There is no 'what should be,' there is only what is. Lenny Bruce

2:00pm

PRESS.....

  • Dalton Hill)Dalton Hill had a strong comeback that led to a sixth place finish in Saturday’s USAC West Coast 360 points finale at Santa Maria Raceway. Hill had picked up a top-ten at the venue in August in a race where he started from the pole. Saturday’s competition differed as he had to come from the 20th starting position. The charge through the pack netted him the BR Motorsports / King Racing Products Hard Charger Award as well. Press Releases10/13
  • Ohsweken Speedway ONT)Don’t miss your chance to finish the 2017 racing season in style! Tickets are now available for the 2017 Ohsweken Speedway Night of Champions on Friday, November 17 at Carmen’s Banquet Centre in Hamilton, Ontario. Press Releases10/13
  • Salina OK/SLS Promotions)The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series visits Salina Highbanks Speedway in Salina, Okla., for the fifth consecutive year on Saturday, October 21 for the Twister Showdown. The event will mark the series only visit of the season to Oklahoma, marking the 35th different year in which the series has visited the state, dating back to 1978. Daryn Pittman, an Oklahoma native, is the defending race winner at Salina. Shane Stewart, who was born and raised in nearby Bixby, won at Salina in 2015.Press Releases10/13
  • Shane Stewart)The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series concludes its final trip to Pennsylvania and New York this weekend with three races on tap. The Larson Marks Team will be competing at Port Royal (Penn.) Speedway on Saturday, followed up by two rain-postponed events at Weedsport Speedway and Ransomville Speedway Sunday and Monday in New York. Press Releases10/13

2:00am

RESULTS.....

  • Short Track Nationals)Sammy Swindell kicked off his pursuit of an unprecedented fifth Short Track Nationals crown in strong fashion by wiring the field in Thursday night’s 25-lap feature that kicked off I-30 Speedway’s 30th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires. Though he led the entire distance aboard the Rains Motorsports No. 3s, it wasn’t without some strong mid-race pressure from “North Pole Nightmare” Bill Balog. Swindell ultimately worked through traffic in the latter stages to secure the win ahead of Balog with Tony Bruce, Jr., making a late rally to steal the third and final lock-in position to Saturday night’s $15,000-to-win, $2,000-to-start STN championship finale. Race Results 10/13
  • ASCS MidSouth)10/12/2017 at I-30 Speedway AR Night 1 Short Track Nationals ASCS Mid-South Region A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 3S-Sammy Swindell, [2]; 2. 1X-Bill Balog, [3]; 3. 86-Tony Bruce Jr, [4]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel, [7]; 5. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [13]; 6. 88-Tim Crawley, [1]; 7. 91A-Ernie Ainsworth, [10]; 8. 28-Jonathan Cornell, [8]; 9. 23-Seth Bergman, [9]; 10. 40-Howard Moore, [19]; 11. 9JR-Derek Hagar, [14]; 12. 26-Marshall Skinner, [5]; 13. 10M-Morgan Turpen, [18]; 14. 99-Skylar Gee, [17]; 15. 94X-Steven Tiner, [16]; 16. 8-Alex Sewell, [15]; 17. 88R-Cody Gardner, [12]; 18. 17G-Channin Tankersley, [20]; 19. (DNF) 42-Andy McElhannon, [6]; 20. (DNF) 17-Josh Baughman, [11] ASCS10/13

Thursday  October 12th 2017

If you're going through hell, keep going. Winston Churchill

10:00pm

PRESS.....

  • Adam Butler)It’s gearing up to be an exciting 2017-18 season for Adam Butler, as the former Wingless Sprint driver prepares to make the big step into 410 Sprintcars, achieving what has been a long-time ambition of his. Having joined the speedway racing scene some 15 years ago, Butler is certainly not without experience as he embarks on his new venture into what is considered the pinnacle class of Australian speedway aboard the Qld # 10 Protect Insurance Services / SEQ Sportfishing Services backed Maxwill Racing Engines 410ci powered Cool car. Press Releases10/12
  • Danny Holtgraver)Since making the statement that his 2017 campaign will come to a close at the conclusion of the Commonwealth Clash at Lernerville Speedway, “Downtown” Danny Holtgraver has since made a schedule change and will now rejoin the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series on Saturday, October 14, at the Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania. Press Releases10/12
  • J&J Auto Racing)J&J Auto Racing is proud to announce it has added three new authorized dealers to its speedshop team. Miller Brothers Racing, LLC in Lebanon, Pa., Forks Finest Auto Body in Grand Forks, ND and Stellar Racing Products in Tulare, Calif., are now offering J&J Auto Racing chassis and components. Press Releases10/12
  • Team ILP)Inside Line Promotions driver Sammy Swindell led Team ILP to Victory Lane last weekend. Swindell scored his sixth feature victory of the season last Saturday during the Colorado ASCS Fall Nationals at El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, Colo. It was his third triumph of the season with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour. Press Releases10/12
  • USAC)USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car leading rookie Stevie Sussex will make his return to the series this Saturday night, October 14 at the Terre Haute Action Track for the "Tony Hulman/Don Smith Classic." The Tempe, Arizona native will make his Terre Haute debut in the No. 21x for longtime car owner Rick Pollock Saturday at Terre Haute. Sussex hasn't made a start in the series since June during the "Eastern Storm" tour of Pennsylvania. USAC 10/12
  • X-1 Race Cars)Two more X-1 Race Car clients have seen immense success this season. Wes Wofford won the POWRi Lucas Oil New Mexico 305 Wing Sprint championship thanks to three wins, 14 top fives and 15 top 10s in 15 races. Press Releases10/12
  • Kansas City KS/SLS Promotions)The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprints Car Series returns to Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas for the eighth consecutive year on Friday, October 20 for the FVP Platinum Battery Shootout. A different driver has visited victory lane in each of the last six Outlaws races at the historic oval. When the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series rolls into Lakeside Speedway, just six nights of racing will remain on the season, putting even more emphasis on each position in the point standings. Donny Schatz is looking to wrap up ninth series title, while other drivers are looking to improve their spot in the standings. Press Releases10/12

12:30pm

PRESS.....

  • USCS)The USCS “Flip Flop 50” Mo’ Better…The USCS “RED, WHITE and BLUE 75” at historic Riverside Int. Speedway in West Memphis, AR on Friday and Saturday, October 20th and 21st will feature THREE 25-LAP United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters A-MAIN EVENTS with over $8000 possible for a driver who can win it all. USCS 10/12
  • Tony Stewart Racing)There was a sense of disbelief overcoming Nickoel Luhmer when she was notified that she was chosen as the winner of a promotion hosted by Textron Off Road, Arctic Cat and Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing and is now the new owner of a customized, one-of-a-kind, Donny Schatz-themed Arctic Cat HDX 700. “Oh my gosh, this is so incredible,” said Luhmer, of League City, Texas. “My husband is going to be so excited, too. He goes to the races all the time and I just can’t believe this. What a great anniversary present this will be. I’m beyond excited. I really can’t believe this.” Press Releases10/12
  • NSL)The National Sprint League has acquired the Heartland Racing Association non-wing sprint car organization. The NSL non-wing series will make Jackson Motorplex its home track on Friday nights during the 2018 season with a 12-to-15 race schedule. Press Releases10/12
  • Thunder On The Hill)“The first win is the hardest one to get,” a statement passed down from one race car driver to another as they battle it out wheel-to-wheel on the high banks of Grandview Speedway. A new group of drivers gets their shot this coming Saturday Night, October 14 (Raindate: October 15) at Grandview Speedway when NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series present the Mods at the Madhouse – 20th Annual Traffic Jam, a triple Thunder thriller event featuring the Modifieds, Sportsman and MASS Sprint Car Series. Press Releases10/12
  • Jacksonville Speedway IL)Last Call For Methanol... This weekend we have two huge nights of action at Jacksonville Speedway as we wrap up our 2017 season. Friday night features Dirt Racing's three premier classes on one ticket: MOWA 410 Winged Sprint Cars, POWRi Midgets and Big Ten Super Late Models. Also in action are $500 to win Street Stocks and a great field of POWRi Micro Sprints. Press Releases10/12
  • POWRi)This weekend, POWRi looks to the doubleheader Super Weekend at Jacksonville Speedway. Friday, October 13th kicks off the weekend, with Saturdays show dubbed the Ron Milton Race of Champions. Both nights will feature the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League and the POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro League. With tight margins in both Leagues, this weekend plays a deciding factor in the outcomes for the championship. Press Releases10/12

Wednesday  October 11th 2017

You're never a loser until you quit trying. Mike Ditka

11:00pm

PRESS.....

  • Column)Duane Hancock has notes from Fairbury IL MOWA/IRA & POWRi WAR Tri-State Outlook10/11
  • Joe Trenca)Joe Trenca will make his final two 410ci winged sprint car starts of the season this weekend with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. The Mucci Motorsports driver is slated to compete on Sunday at Weedsport Speedway in Weedsport, N.Y., for the Empire State Challenge and on Monday at Ransomville Speedway in Ransomville, N.Y., for The Big "R" Outlaw Shootout. Press Releases10/11
  • Matt Covington)Matt Covington grabbed another top-5 with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour last Saturday at El Paso County Raceway during the Colorado ASCS Fall Nationals. Covington took on the unique, short track after a rain out on Friday, which postponed racing until Saturday. Matt made the best of the pill draw, earning the heat race win after starting outside the front row of the 3rd heat. Press Releases10/11
  • Seth Bergman)Seth Bergman is hungry for a Short Track Nationals title. Bergman has been aiming for a victory at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., which hosts the 30th annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires with the ASCS Mid-South Region this Thursday through Saturday, for several years. Press Releases10/11
  • Zac Taylor)Zac Taylor's plans to lease a 360ci engine to compete with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour last weekend didn't materialize. However, the teen and his family decided to forge ahead with their 305ci motor and the results were more than respectable. Press Releases10/11
  • DHR Suspension)Eight drivers have recorded a feature victory in five different classes during the last three weeks while utilizing shocks from DHR Suspension. Eric Riggins Jr. posted his second straight USCS Series win on Sept. 22 at Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, N.C. Press Releases10/11
  • The Cushion)One of the most anticipated events of the year in 360ci winged sprint car racing is upon us as the 30th Annual Short Track Nationals kicks off three nights of racing tomorrow night in Little Rock, AR and TheCushion.Com will be there LIVE every step of the way. Press Releases10/11
  • USAC)This Saturday night's Light Up the World Beverages USAC Western Midget race at Petaluma Speeway has been cancelled due to the massive wildfires that have erupted in the area and the fact that Peraluma is an evacuation center. The series now focuses on the October 28 race at Ventura (Calif.) Raceway.10/11
  • Donny Schatz)Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing’s (TSR) Donny Schatz and the TSR Textron Off Road/Arctic Cat/Ford Performance team venture back to Central Pennsylvania and New York this weekend for three races in three nights with the World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series. Press Releases10/11
  • Perris Auto Speedway CA)There is no racing at Perris Auto Speedway this Saturday night, October 14th. Racing will return when the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series has its final tune-up for the Oval Nationals on October 21st. The final PASSCAR Stock Car race of the year, “2017 Champion’s Night,” will take place on October 28th. The famous Riverside County half-mile clay oval will close its 22nd season with the Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction on November 9th, 10th and 11th. Press Releases10/11
  • USAC)Veteran racer Shane Cottle has been tabbed as Michael Dutcher Motorsports' driver when the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Cars visit the Terre Haute Action Track this Saturday, October 14 for the "Tony Hulman/Don Smith Classic." USAC 10/11
  • All Stars)Concluding a nine month campaign consisting of nearly 50 events stretching from Upstate New York to eastern Iowa, as well as sunny, northern Florida, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will make their final appearances of the season this Friday and Saturday, October 13-14, ready to challenge local and regional combatants at a pair of state-of-the-art facilities on opposite ends of the Buckeye State. Arctic Cat All Star teams battling for positions in the season championship will have three opportunities to advance during the course of the weekend, as three main events will be contested over the two day swing. All Stars 10/11
  • Kyle Reinhardt)Kyle Reinhardt and the Wayne Quackenbush-owned, Capitol Renegade No.91 are ready to battle The Greatest Show On Dirt this Saturday, October 14, at the Port Royal (PA) Speedway. Press Releases10/11
  • Brent Marks)In typical Brent Marks fashion, the Brent Marks Racing/M&M Painting & Construction/BAPS Auto Paint & Supply/ Eagle Hotel/No. 19 came forward in the Feature on Saturday night at Fulton (NY) Speedway, this time to a strong sixth place finish. Marks qualified well and ran third in his heat race, lining him up ninth for the 25-lap Feature. Press Releases10/11

1:00pm

PRESS.....

  • US 36 Raceway MO)Race Fans make those plans now for a weekend of great racing action at US 36 Raceway Dirt Track as Boller Motorsports presents Fun Night Friday 10/20/2017! Fun Night includes but not limited to Backwards Race, cars set up to turn left will race turning right! Race Car Soccer as cars will battle to push a large soccer ball round the track and between a set of cones! Powder Puff races for the ladies as we are installing mirrors in the cars for make-up adjustment. Potato Sack races for kids and adults. Mechanic Races letting the wrench turners get their chance behind the wheel and much, much more……. Saturday will see the invasion of Racesaver Winged Sprints giving a glimpse into 2018 as they will be weekly entertainment at US 36 Raceway Dirt Track. Also in attendance will be the fast and furious “Itty Bitties” as the Mod Lites will race on the fast high banks for the first time with a field full of competitors. E-Modifieds will also race with the very best competitors doing battle for a coveted win at US 36 Raceway!! Concession will be in full swing with the Beer Shack going strong so make those plans now for Friday Night Under the Lights, US 36 Raceway Dirt Track 10/20, 21/2017 10/11
  • Salina OK/SLS Promotions)The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series visits Salina Highbanks Speedway in Salina, Oklahoma for the Twister Showdown on Saturday, October 21. The event will mark the fifth straight year and sixth time overall that the series has competed at the high-banked three-eighths-mile, located just outside of Tulsa. The Twister Showdown will be the only stop this season for the Outlaws in the state of Oklahoma. Press Releases10/11
  • DJ Netto)The month of October brings a couple of big events to the Central Valley, and that kicks off with Saturday night’s Cotton Classic at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, CA at the track that DJ Netto calls home. “This time of the year is huge for racing in the Central Valley, and I look forward to racing in front of family and friends,” DJ Netto said. “The Cotton Classic is a race I would love to win, and this Tri-C Motorsports car has been really fast lately, so I am looking forward to racing in Hanford again.” Press Releases10/11
  • OCRS)The Ameri-Flex / OCRS sprint car series travels northward to 81 Speedway in Park City Kansas this Saturday night in what will be the second to the last event in 2017 for the road travelers. The championship points battle is mathematically down to just 3 drivers. Zach Chappell, Shane Sellers and Sheldon Barksdale are alive. In likelihood terms, it's a two horse race between Chappell and Sellers as just 47 points separate the two with just 2 events remaining. Each driver will be seeking their first series title. OCRS 10/11

Tuesday  October 10th 2017

Life deals you a lot lessons, some people learn from it, some people don't. Brett Favre

11:45pm

PRESS.....

  • Rob Chaney)Rob Chaney rallied from midpack to garner a top-five result for CH Motorsports Saturday night at Wayne County Speedway. Chaney began his evening of competition with the Arctic Cat All Stars Circuit of Champions by qualifying second quickest in his group, placing him in the third starting position in a heat race. Press Releases10/10
  • Jarrett Soares)Looking forward to a return trip to Ocean Speedway on Friday night following a couple of strong runs in 360 action, Jarrett Soares would endure an opening lap flat tire which put him to the back of the pack where he would go on to finish 19th. “We had a good car, and I owe it all to Brian Sperry, my dad, an Russ,” Jarrett Soares said. “I was expecting better of myself after a couple of good runs at Watsonville, but it just did not happen.” Press Releases10/10
  • USAC)In the long, storied history of the Terre Haute Action Track, less than a handful of drivers have exhibited the stretch of mastery in USAC competition that Chris Windom has attained over the past season. The half-mile "Action Track" has seen its share of dominators over the past half-century. Of course, the five consecutive USAC Sprint wins Jim Hurtubise accumulated from 1960 to 1962 immediately comes to mind. Roger McCluskey swept all three USAC Sprint features at Terre Haute in 1966. Bubby Jones earned four-straight USAC Sprint victories in 1979, narrowly missing a five-race USAC winning streak by one position after finishing second in a National Midget event behind Johnny Parsons. USAC 10/10
  • Zane Hendricks)A last-minute decision to race led to a third-place finish for Zane Hendricks on Sunday night. Hendricks had planned to race his midget at the Twister Nationals on Saturday at I-44 Riverside Speedway in Tulsa, Okla., until rain forced the race's postponement to Oct. 21. It wasn't until Sunday that he found a possibility to race last weekend. Press Releases10/10
  • URSS)The Myers Engine United Rebel Sprint Series National Series will put a wrap to the 2017 season this Saturday night when they make their second and final appearance of the year at C Ray Hall’s 81 Speedway in Wichita, KS. Press Releases10/10
  • Harli White)Harli White competed in Colorado last Saturday for the first time in her career. The Colorado ASCS Fall Nationals, which was hosted by El Paso County Raceway, became the eighth new state for White to race in this year during her first season on the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour. Press Releases10/10
  • Josh Baughman)Josh Baughman will return to the track this weekend for the 30th annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires. Baughman will compete Thursday through Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., where the ASCS Mid-South Region tripleheader will be contested after taking the last two weeks off following two wild rides during the Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial. Press Releases10/10
  • Channin Tankersley)It has been more than three months since Channin Tankersley has competed. There was one night of testing during that time, but it ended early. Therefore, Tankersley will be fresh entering the 30th annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires this Thursday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. He will pilot a sprint car for Bruce Griffith during the ASCS Mid-South Region tripleheader that runs through Saturday. Press Releases10/10
  • Derek Hagar)Derek Hagar has won a lot of big races during his career, but there is one marquee event at his home track that has evaded him. Hagar badly wants to win the Short Track Nationals hosted by I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. The 30th edition of the ASCS Mid-South Region event runs this Thursday through Saturday. Press Releases10/10
  • Must See Racing)The Must See Racing Sprint Car Series presented by Engine Pro has revealed the majority of its 2018 racing schedule, featuring many of the tour's traditional race dates and a brand-new venue that is joining the series for the first time. Next year, Must See Racing will kick off its schedule with the seventh-annual Southern Shootout, which returns to Anderson (S.C.) Motor Speedway and Hickory (N.C.) Motor Speedway for the third-consecutive season on April 20-21. Press Releases10/10
  • Kerry Madsen)With only a handful of races remaining on the 2017 schedule Big Game Motorsports and Kerry Madsen are preparing to wrap up a highly successful first year together. The Muddy sponsored team has an astounding seven wins, 30 top fives and 47 top 10s in 55 races, but it's another stat that shows the consistency. Big Game Motorsports has only competed in one B Main this season. Press Releases10/10
  • Jason Sides)Jason Sides has a World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series tripleheader in the Northeast on deck this weekend. Sides will compete on Saturday at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., for the Nittany Showdown; on Sunday at Weedsport Speedway in Weedsport, N.Y., for the Empire State Challenge; and on Monday at Ransomville Speedway in Ransomville, N.Y., for The Big "R" Outlaw Shootout. Press Releases10/10
  • Johnny Herrera)Johnny Herrera produced his series-leading 29th top-10 finish of the season with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour last Saturday at El Paso County Raceway during the Colorado ASCS Fall Nationals. However, the result wasn't what Herrera expected during his debut at the unique oval, which was delayed one day after Friday's opening round of the doubleheader rained out. Press Releases10/10
  • Trey Starks)Trey Starks will tackle the final two Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions shows of the season this weekend in Ohio. Starks and the Gobrecht Motorsports team are slated to compete on Friday at Mansfield Motor Speedway in Mansfield and on Saturday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg. "I'm excited for both tracks this weekend," he said. "I've never raced at Mansfield so it's always fun to see a new track. And it's always important to get as many laps as possible in at Eldora." Press Releases10/10
  • Tony Bruce Jr)Momentum is clearly on the side of Tony Bruce Jr. as he enters one of the biggest events in sprint car racing this weekend. Bruce Jr. and the Smith Family No. 86 team will compete with the ASCS Mid-South Region this Thursday through Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., for the 30th annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires. Press Releases10/10
  • Dominic Scelzi)Dominic Scelzi earned his seventh podium of the season and his fourth top-five result in the last five races on Friday at Ocean Speedway. Scelzi and his family owned, Roth Motorsports supported team kicked off the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series event by qualifying ninth quickest around the bullring. Press Releases10/10

1:40pm

PRESS.....

  • IRA)The Interstate Racing Association (IRA) expanded its' sprint car interest in 2017 and is proud to congratulate their 3 champions. Bill Balog captured his 8th Bumper To Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint Series title capturing his 100th series win on the way, and then took the championship in style by winning the season finale (his 101st IRA victory) from 10th. Jordan Mattson captured the Wisconsin wingLESS Sprint Series crown competing in a division that is an absolute success story as in just their 3rd year, (2nd under the IRA banner) the group averaged over 20 cars per night. And the Wisconsin / Illinois Mini Sprints (WIMS) joined the IRA family this season with the championship coming down to the final night with Nick Daywalt taking the honors. All 3 IRA divisions (and the PDTR/MSA 360's too) all combined to conclude their point championships with the Checkered Classoic Sprintacular at Sheboygan County Fair Park's Plymouth Dirt Track on September 30th. Following Balog in IRA's top 5 in 410 points were Scotty Thiel, Scotty Neitzel, Jeremy Schultz, and Kyle Marten. On the wingLESS side Doug Schenck, Tim Cox, Allen Hafford, and Derek Crane chased Mattson in a highly competitive season. Daywalt topped Mark Heinert, brother Kyle Daywalt, Mike Neau, and Derek Fortier in the 1000cc winged mini class. Congratulation to all the IRA teams in a very competitive 2017 season. 10/10
  • Photos)Mark Funderburk photos from IRA/MOWA & POWRi WAR at Fairbury IL are in SpeedShotz10/10
  • Midwest Thunder Sprints presented by www.OpenWheel101.com)Just ten points separate Kerry and Ian Madsen in the Midwest Thunder Sprints presented by www.OpenWheel101.com as the series heads into its final four races. Recent winners with the series have included Bill Balog and Dusty Zomer with the IRA, Brooke Tatnell at the Bill Waite Jr. Memorial in LaSalle, Illinois, Hunter Schuerenberg at the Queen’s Royale in Farmington, Missouri and Carson Macedo with the IRA and MOWA in Fairbury, Illinois. BillW's Knoxville News 10/10
  • Parker Price-Miller)Parker Price-Miller felt like he had a target on the Destiny Motorsports No. 4 machine Saturday night in Fulton, NY. Despite being involved in a heat race and feature event incident, the youngster would rebound and charge his way forward to a 14th place finish. “I got our night started off on a bad note and messed up in time trials,” Price-Miller said. “Noisey, Tyler, and Jr did a great job of giving me a good car the rest of the night, but unfortunately we got caught up in a couple of incidents.” Press Releases10/10
  • Ian Madsen)Taking on the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions on Saturday night at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, OH, Ian Madsen would battle with NASCAR Truck standout, Christopher Bell for the race win before ultimately coming away with a second place finish. “It’s always rough to come home second, but overall it was another great showing for the entire KCP Racing team,” Ian Madsen said. “We battled up front all night and we just came up a little short on picking up the win.” Press Releases10/10
  • Kansas City KS/SLS Promotions)The FVP Platinum Battery Shootout for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas is quickly approaching on Friday, October 20. The date coincides with the NASCAR weekend at Kansas Speedway, which is less than 10 miles from Lakeside Speedway. The FVP Platinum Battery Shootout will mark the eighth consecutive season that the series has competed at Lakeside Speedway and the 18th time overall, dating back to 1980. Each of the last six races for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Lakeside have seen a different driver visit victory lane. Press Releases10/10

Monday  October 9th 2017

Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted. John Lennon

11:00pm

PRESS.....

  • David Gravel)One of CJB Motorsports stated goals was to achieve double digit wins in a season. By taking the checkered flag at Fulton (N.Y) Speedway, David Gravel and the CJB team have registered the 17th World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series of the season, and their 19th of 2017 overall.Press Releases10/9
  • Ryan Smith)Earning his 25th, Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions top-ten finish of the 2017 season, the “Kunkletown Kid” Ryan Smith charged from the outside of row seven to finish ninth at Wayne County (OH) Speedway on Saturday, October 7. Smith, who is second in the Arctic Cat All Star driver championship standings, earned a starting spot in Saturday night’s A-main by clocking the fastest time of the night during his respective group of qualifiers, ultimately finishing fourth during heat three of four. Press Releases10/9
  • TJ Michael)The “Texas Traveler” T.J. Michael will conclude his sophomore season with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions with a pair of stops in the Buckeye State, this time visiting Mansfield Motor Speedway and Eldora Speedway on Friday and Saturday, October 13-14. Press Releases10/9
  • Brock Zearfoss)Working to earn his fifth Port Royal Speedway victory of the 2017 season, as well as his seventh in Central Pennsylvania overall, the “Jonestown Jet” Brock Zearfoss will join the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at the Port Royal (PA) Speedway “Speed Palace” on Saturday, October 14. Press Releases10/9
  • Danny Dietrich)Earning victory lucky number 13 during his recent weekend of competition, “Double-D” Danny Dietrich claimed the “Run What You Brung” program at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, October 6. Although Dietrich has been a frequent visitor to victory lane in Central Pennsylvania, Friday’s prize was not achieved easily. The Gettysburg native chased Fawn Grove youngster, Matt Campbell, for much of the 25-lap program, finally driving by the familiar No. 16 with less than a handful of circuits remaining. Dietrich and Campbell exchanged the lead nearly ten times during the course of the final three laps. Press Releases10/9
  • Max Stambaugh)Wrapping up a career year for the Elida, Ohio, youngster, “Mad Max” Stambaugh will conclude his rookie season with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions with a two-race weekend in the Buckeye State, this time returning to familiar territory at Mansfield Motor Speedway and Eldora Speedway on Friday and Saturday, October 13-14. Press Releases10/9
  • Caleb Armstrong)New Castle, Indiana’s Caleb Armstrong will conclude his 2017 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions campaign this Friday and Saturday, October 13-14, with visits to Mansfield Motor Speedway and Eldora Speedway. A total of three main events will be contested between the two facilities including a doubleheader at Mansfield on October 13. A full program will be conducted, as well as a make-up feature that was originally scheduled for late May. Armstrong qualified for the make-up feature and will start 22nd. Press Releases10/9
  • CRSA)The Super Gen Products/Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Tour were an entertaining part of Brett Deyo’s Short Track Supernationals weekend at Afton Motorsports Park on Friday evening. The theme of intense competition and passing opportunities were no different with the 305 Racesaver portion of the big racing event at the Afton Fairgrounds facility. It was East Greenbush New York’s Bobby Hackel who would once again prove that he can come out of the box in a sprint car on rare occasions and win races. Press Releases10/9
  • Short Track Nationals)Let’s face it. This is a week that has been circled on the calendar for quite some time now. And now it’s finally here, as Little Rock’s I-30 Speedway is poised to dish out more than $100,000 over the course of the 30th edition of the COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires. Press Releases10/9
  • Donny Schatz)Tony Stewart-Curb/Agajanian Racing (TSR) driver Donny Schatz and the Textron Off Road/Arctic Cat/Ford Performance-backed team continued their run of podium finishes with the World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series Saturday night at Fulton (N.Y.) Speedway. The eight-time and reigning WoO champion finished third in the 25-lap A-Feature at the 3/8-mile, dirt oval, finishing on the podium for the third consecutive race and the sixth time in his last seven races. Press Releases10/9
  • Sammy Swindell)Sammy Swindell dominated the Colorado ASCS Fall Nationals last Saturday at El Paso County Raceway, which made his long trip to Colorado and the long weekend worthwhile. "We were there for the Friday night show and they got a shower around 4 p.m. or something like that," he said. "That one was pretty brief, but we had another one around 5 p.m. and it rained really hard and hailed. That messed it up for the race track so they had to cancel the first night." Press Releases10/9
  • Shawn Dancer)Shawn Dancer will be pulling double duty this Saturday at Eldora Speedway, where he will compete in 410ci winged sprint car competition with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions and in 360ci winged sprint car action with the NRA Sprint Invaders. Press Releases10/9
  • Giovanni Scelzi)Giovanni Scelzi has reclaimed the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series points lead with only two races remaining. Scelzi guided the Roth Motorsports team to a ninth-place finish last Friday at Ocean Speedway, which marked his 25th top 10 of the season. The result was good enough to give Scelzi a one-point lead in the championship standings. Press Releases10/9
  • Sean Watts)Getting back to racing after a tough stretch with the World of Outlaws to close out September, Sean Watts put a nice night together with the King of the West Series on Friday night that culminated with a 15th place finish at Ocean Speedway. Press Releases10/9
  • Tanner Carrick)Making his first start at Petaluma Speedway on Saturday night during the 6th Annual Adobe Cup, Tanner Carrick would start his night of well in time trials, race his way into the feature, and take the checkered flag with a 13th place finish. Press Releases10/9
  • Jonathan Allard)Returning to the seat of the Dunkel Logistics No. 11D on Saturday night to take part in the Sixth Annual Adobe Cup in Petaluma, CA, Jonathan Allard would pick up a hard fought 10th place finish after racing most of the feature with a flat tire. Press Releases10/9
  • Austin Liggett)Saturday night in Santa Maria, CA, Austin Liggett would work his way from the 12th starting position to finish third with the USAC West Coast 360 Sprint Car Series which would give him a second place finish in points with the series in 2017. Press Releases10/9
  • USAC)Few races on the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car trail conjure up the history, the memorable moments and the prestige that the "Tony Hulman Classic" brings. Since 1971, many of the sport's best have added the traditional "Hulman" rifle to their trophy collection. Names like Bettenhausen, Pancho, Opperman, Hewitt, Shuman, Kalitta, Yeley and Kruseman are among the proud few who have graced victory lane in previous 46 runnings of the famed event at the Terre Haute Action Track half-mile. USAC 10/9

1:50pm

RESULTS.....

  • OCRS)Patience and some good old fashion luck combined to help Shane Sellers find the winners circle in the Ameri-Flex / OCRS Sprint feature Sunday evening at Red Dirt Raceway. It was the third victory of the season and second straight for Sellers and his Courtney Farms, and David Grace Motorsports sponsored sprinter. Sellers' last victory in his XXX chassis / Brand Racing Engines powered sprinter came in the Oklahoma State Championship race at Oklahoma Sports Park on September 16. OCRS 10/9

PRESS.....

  • Len Sammons Productions)The Indoor Auto Racing Series will return to Trenton, N.J. this year for the fifth straight year. While the building hasn’t changed, its name has as well as the racing surface the race cars will be competing on. Wingless 600cc Micro Sprints will be headlining this year’s two-day program racing on a clay surface on Friday and Saturday December 1st and 2nd. Press Releases10/9
  • Shane Stewart)Larson Marks Racing wrapped up a rare one-race weekend with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series on Saturday and left Fulton (N.Y.) Speedway with an 11th-place finish in the end. Shane Stewart started off the night with a strong qualifying effort by earning the second-quickest lap time. He started on the pole of heat two and finished second to transfer into the Craftsman Club Dash. The four pill was then drawn for the dash inversion, where the Bixby, Okla., native started and finished fifth.Press Releases10/9
  • WRE) Whitebread Racing Enterprises; would like to congratulate driver Kyle Smith and owners John & Karen Matrafailo and the whole Crew on your feature Win with the Keystone Race Saver Sprint Series at Port Royal Speedway... Thank you for using WRE products to get you to victory lane!!!! Get the Advantage at www.wreproducts.com 10/9
  • MASS)This Saturday, October 14th, the Engler Machine and Tool Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series will be making their way for the final time this season to the high-banked Bechtelsville, PA famed Grandview Speedway. The Racesaver/IMCA sanctioned 305 Sprints will be one of three divisions competing during the Thunder on the Hill special events series “Triple Thunder Thriller”, along with the Big Block/Small Block Modifieds and Sportsman Modifieds. Press Releases10/9
  • Luke Dillon)The defending Ultimate Sprintcar Championship SA Champion Luke Dillon got his series defence off to a good start last Saturday night as he finished third in the opening round at the Murray Bridge Speedway. After starting from position three in the main event Luke managed to maintain his position in the 30-lap finale coming up a couple of spots short of becoming a three-time Bill Wigzell Battle of the Bridge Champion. Press Releases10/9
  • MAVTV)Don't miss the broadcast premier of the 57th annual, 2017 Knoxville Nationals airing Saturday night, October 14 at 7:00pm ET. This 1-hour broadcast (recorded August 12, 2017), follows the fortunes of more then 50 of the best winged sprint car drivers in the world making their annual pilgrimage to Knoxville, Iowa, to chase down one of the most prestigious and richest Sprint Car titles in history. Press Releases10/9
  • Ryan Jones)Murray Bridge based Sprintcar racer Ryan Jones broke a four-season winless streak as he won a dramatic feature event on Saturday night (October 7) at his home track, the Murray Machining and Sheds Murray Bridge Speedway. After starting on the front row for the 30-lap final Jones led the entire journey to claim the 2017 Bill Wigzell Battle of the Bridge and his first Ultimate Sprintcar Championship A-Main. Press Releases10/9
  • Column)Danny Burton has Lincoln Park, rain and insanity Hoosier Race Report10/9
  • MSCS)The Harvest Cup race scheduled to be held on the weekend of October 7th and 8th at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, IN, has been rescheduled. With rainy weather prevailing on both days, the decision was made to set a new date. The Harvest Cup will now be held on Saturday October 21st. Everyone is reminded that the starting times for this special Fall event are earlier than normal. The pit gate opens at 2:30 P.M. Central Time. The grandstands will open at 3:30. Warm-ups will get underway at 5 o’clockPress Releases10/9
  • Justin Whittall)Justin Whittall and the Atlantic Utility Trailers Sales Inc., Pioneer Auto Body, World Wide Bearings, Pancho’s Racing Products 67w team headed to Williams Grove on Friday night. Whittall who is in his second year in the 360 ranks decided to take a step up and see how he could do against the best Central PA had to offer. Press Releases10/9

Sunday  October 8th 2017

"Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life, son." Animal House

9:30pm

PRESS.....

  • 81 Speedway KS)While weekly racing action has come-to-a-conclusion, the 2017 race season schedule for 81 Speedway is far from complete as huge night of action is set to take place this coming Saturday night, October 14th. On the card will be the United Rebel Sprint Series 305’s, Oil Capital Racing Series 360-ci two-barrel sprints and Sooner Late Model Series. Press Releases10/8
  • The Champion Racing Oil/BR Motorsports Central PA Sprint Cars had two shows scheduled for the weekend. Both were 2017 season ending shows. The final race of the year at Williams Grove Speedway Friday night went to Danny Dietrich giving him series leading 12 feature wins for the year. The final show of the year at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday night went to JJ Grasso for his 2nd series win of the year. Champion Racing Oil/BR Motorsports Central PA Sprints 10/8
  • NCRA)With rain throughout the week and forecast calling for more of the same, officials with the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products postponed Saturday night’s “NCRA Final Four Classic” scheduled for Salina Speedway this past Saturday night. The “NCRA Final Four Classic” for the series sprint, modified, crate late models and mod-lites will now be held on Saturday night, October 22, at 81 Speedway in Park City. More information on the final NCRA event for 2017 can be found on the series official website www.racencra.com; the tracks official website www.race81speedway.com; the series official facebook page: NCRA Racing Series or by calling (316) 755-1781. 10/8
  • Column)Ron Rodda has notes from Petaluma Speedway CA From the Grandstand10/8
  • Port Royal Speedway PA)Port Royal Speedway will present the World of Outlaws Craftsman sprint car series coming up this Saturday, October 14 at 5 pm. The World of Outlaws sprint cars and stars will race in a 30-lap main paying $10,000 to win. The show will be the final appearance of the outlaws travelers in the Keystone State, pitting the locals known as the PA Posse against the World of Outlaws stars.  Central PA10/8
  • Williams Grove Speedway PA)Williams Grove Speedway closed its 2017 racing season on October 6 having crowned its season champions in both the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint car division and the HJ Towing & Recovery 358 sprint car division. At the age of 21, young Freddie Rahmer of Salfordville became the youngest driver to claim a Williams Grove Speedway track title since Bobby Davis Jr. accomplished the feat at age 20 back in 1983 while driving for Bob Weikert.  Central PA10/8

2:00pm

RESULTS.....

  • Photos)Weekend photos are in SpeedShotz 10/8
  • Wayne County Speedway OH)Becoming the 5th different Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions winner in 5 starts at 'Orrville's Historic Oval', Norman Oklahoma's Christopher Bell hard charged from the inside of row 6 to score the $5,000 on Saturday night at NAPA Wayne County Speedway. Bell took command for the 1st time on lap 22, surviving a battle with rising star, Spencer Bayston, the circuit prior. Knoxville Raceway track champion, Ian Madsen chased Bell to the checkered flag followed by Broc Martin, Cole Duncan and Rob Chaney. Race Results 10/8
  • SSSS)The last time the BG Products Southern Sprint Car Shootout Series took to the track a couple of weeks ago, a late race tangle with a lapped car cost Shane Butler a likely victory at Citrus County Speedway. In Saturday night’s running of the Second Annual Senator’s Cup at Showtime Speedway, the “Bushnell Bullet” made sure that backmarkers wouldn’t stand in his way en route to a dominating victory in the series’ biggest race of 2017.Race Results 10/8

2:45am

RESULTS.....

  • USAC WC)USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR SERIES RACE RESULTS: October 7, 2017 – Santa Maria, California – Santa Maria Raceway – “Championship Night” – Co-Sanctioned with Santa Maria Sprints FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Tristan Guardino, 2. Max Adams, 3. Austin Liggett, 4. Danny Faria Jr., 5. Grant Anderson, 6. Kyle Smith, 7. Brandon Wiley, 8. Tom Hendricks, 9. Steve Hix, 10. Dalton Hill,USAC 10/8
  • POWRi WAR)Fairbury IL...1 #12 Robert Ballou 2 #17GP Dave Darland 3 #51B Joe B. Miller 4 #24 Landon Simon 5 #99 Korey Weyant 6 #6 Mario Clouser 7 #56 Mitchell Davis 8 #16 Anthony Nicholson 9 #52F Logan Faucon 10 #14 Chad Wilson 11 #74x Josh Hodges 12 #5H Patrick Haynes 13 #11 James Cyerla 14 #20 Steve Thomas 15 #38 Allen Hafford 16 #31L Buddy Lowther 17 #4G George Geartner III 18 #23C Tyler Courtney 19 #9K Kevin Thomas Jr. 20 #47 Katlynn Leer 21 #8D Terry Babb 22 #1 Mitch Wissmiller10/8
  • IRA/MOWA)Fairbury IL...1 #3G Carson Macedo 2 #71 Joey Saldana 3 #20 Hunter Schuerenberg 4 #50 Bill Balog 5 #5T Travis Philo 6 #22 Bret Triplett 7 #85 Mike Terry 8 #51B Joe B Miller 9 #65 Jordan Goldesberry 10 #1m Jim Moughan 11 #10s Jeremy Standridge 12 #23d Trey Datweiler 13 #90 Patrick Budde 14 #9 Paul Nienhiser 15 #52f Logan Faucon 16 #25 Jake Blackhurst 17 #5H Patrick Haynes 18 #5j Jeremy Schultz 19 #77u Chris Urish 20 #9T Dyllon Tuxhorn 21 #32 Jeff Tuxhorn 22 #O5 Brad Loyett 23 #57 George Crawford 24 #44 A J Bruns 10/8
  • Petaluma Speedway CA)1 #92 Andy Forsberg 2 #4s Michael Kofoid 3 #5v Colby Copeland 4 #101 Klint Simpson 5 #72w Kurt Nelson 6 #5h Cory Eliason 7 #43 Bradley Terrell 8 #88n Sean Becker 9 #56 Ryan Bernal 10 #11d Jonathan Allard 11 #7h Jake Haulot 12 #38 Colby Johnson 13 #83t Tanner Carrick 14 #5c Trent Canales 15 #52 David LindtII 16 #57 Billy Butler 17 #73c Cody Fendley 18 #01 Jodie Robinson 19 #49 Mike Monahan 20 #9n Nicholas Ringo 21 #63 Geoff Ensign 22 #68 Chase Johnson 10/8
  • Dog Hollow Speedway PA)North Jackson, Ohio’s Jack Sodeman, Jr. carved his way to the victory in the 410 Sprint feature as part of the Halloween Madness show at Dog Hollow Speedway on Saturday. Sodeman earned himself a $3000 paycheck for the win and stated that the drivers would like to see more races at DHS.Race Results 10/8
  • ASCS SW)Saturday was a Roller Coaster of a day for Jesse Baker, whose rig arrived at the Arizona Speedway via Tow Truck after breaking down in Heber, Ariz. Despite the sour start, 25 laps of racing ended with sweet victory for the New Mexico shoe with the ASCS Southwest Region in the second annual McSpadden Classic.ASCS10/8
  • Port Royal Speedway PA)Kyle Smith of South Egremont, Massachusetts, scored the big victory in the sixth annual Port Royal Speedway Blue Collar Classic for the IMCA Keystone RaceSaver 305 sprint cars on Saturday night. Smith surged during the final five laps to drive down leader Tyler Reeser and swoop past for the $1,350 win in the final two turns of the 25-lap feature event. Central PA10/8
  • World of Outlaws)David Gravel inherited the lead on lap nine after race leader Daryn Pittman got into the back of a slower car and spun to a stop. Gravel survived a multitude of restarts and held off Jason Johnson and Donny Schatz to score his career-best 17th win of the season for CJB Motorsports at the Fulton Speedway Saturday night in conjunction with NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week.10/8

Saturday  October 7th 2017

For every minute, the future is becoming the past. Thor Heyerdahl

11:50pm

RESULTS.....

  • East Bay Raceway FL)Q Auto & Injury Attorneys Sprints (15-lap feature) 21 Justin Webster 50 Joe Zuczek 11b Billy Bridges 32 Andrew Griffin 3k Guy Bos 55 Kurt Taylor 96 Nikole Voisey 96x Rick Voisey 9 Billy Boyd, Jr.10/7
  • Susquehanna Speedway PA)Kenny Edkin put an exclamation point on his breakout season by dominating Saturday night’s 40-lap Fall Harvest King of the Hill presented by Hessiron.com Super Sportsman feature at Susquehanna Speedway. Edkin’s division leading sixth win of the season came in the season finale for the Credit Connection Auto Sales Super SportsmanCentral PA  10/7
  • All Stars)Becoming the fifth different Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions winner in five starts at “Orrville’s Historic Oval,” Norman, Oklahoma’s Christopher Bell hard charged from the inside of row six to score $5,000 on Saturday night at Wayne County Speedway. Bell took command for the first time on lap 22, surviving a battle with rising star, Spencer Bayston, the circuit prior. Knoxville (IA) Raceway track champion, Ian Madsen, chased Bell to the final checkers, followed by Broc Martin, Cole Duncan and Rob Chaney.All Stars10/7
  • Mercer Raceway Park PA)Cody Bova, of nearby Struthers, OH, won the biggest 305 Sprint Car race of his young career, getting the second night victory for the Bonnell's Rod Shop portion of the Little Guy Nationals. Mike Marano II led at the start, but soon Devin Litwiler grabbed the lead. 10/7
  • Ventura Raceway CA)VRA Senior...1 #15 Rick Hendrix 2 #3G Greg Andrews 3 #1K Danny Parrish 4 #47 Ed Schwarz 5 #53 Greg Foster 6 #2 Wally Pankratz 7 #66 Chris Meredith 8 #4k Tyler Hatzikian 9 #5k Eddie Williams 10 #67 Russell Martin 11 #27 Steve Brown 10/7
  • ASCS Lucas Oil)Returning to Colorado after a nearly 20 year absence, Sammy Swindell made his return worthwhile at the El Paso County Raceway as the driver of the A.G Rains Motorsports No. 3 parked in Victory lane for the third time in 2017 with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network.ASCS 10/7
  • Lincoln Speedway PA)JJ Grasso of Middletown, DE, drove his family-owned No.37 sprinter flawlessly through lapped traffic and held off 7-time 2017 winner Danny Dietrich and 2017 track champ Brian Montieth to pick up the win in the 30-lap $4,000-to-win 410 sprint season finale. Central PA 10/7
  • Mercer Raceway Park PA)10/6...In the Bonnell's Rod Shop 305 Sprints, the Ohio contingent took the podium spots, with Dustin Rull going flag to flag. Matt Foos came on late in the race for second, and Bobby Clark came along for third. Cody Bova, who split time between Mercer Raceway Park and the Ohio tracks in 2017, was the first local to cross the line.Race Results 10/7

1:00am

RESULTS.....

  • King of the West)Ocean Speedway CA...1 #22 Shane Golobic 2 #41 Dominic Scelzi 3 #121 Justin Sanders 4 #4S Michael Kofoid 5 #68 Chase Johnson 6 #37 Mitchell Faccinto 7 #OB1 Kurt Nelson 8 #83 Kyle Hirst 9 #83JR Giovanni Scelzi 10 #5H Tim Kaeding 11 #25 Bobby McMahan 12 #00 Jason Statler 13 #0 Bud Kaeding 14 #69 Brent Kaeding 15 #98 Sean Watts 16 #57 Dustin Golobic 17 #8 Jeremy Chisum 18 #28 Nathan Rolfe 19 #12 Jarrett Soares 20 #3C D.J. Netto 21 #7 Brent Bjork 22 #07 Richard Fajardo 10/7
  • Williams Grove Speedway PA)Danny Dietrich came out on top of a furious battle with Matt Campbell during the last few laps to pick up the victory in Friday night’s season ending sprint car main at Williams Grove Speedway. Central PA 10/7

PRESS.....

  • IRA/MOWA)Racing for Friday’s at Fairbury IL has been cancelled due to persistent morning rain and unfavorable projected weather. 10/7
  • ASCS Lucas Oil)After surviving two small showers during the afternoon, the third time the rain rolled into the El Paso County Raceway was the one that put an end to any chances of racing on Friday, October 6, 2017 with 50mph winds, hail, and very heavy rains. With Friday's Lucas Oil ASCS event falling to rain, drivers with the American Sprint Car Series will still see two complete shows as Saturday, October 7 will now be a double-header event with the concern of more rain on Sunday night that is forecasted to turn to snow.ASCS 10/7
  • Short Track Nationals)It all unfolds next weekend as top Sprint Car drivers from throughout the nation and beyond converge upon Little Rock’s I-30 Speedway for the 30th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires. And with racing action for the premier event set to fire off Thursday night after a Wednesday Test ‘N Tune session from 7:30 p.m. to 10:0 p.m., the entry list has been revealed at 51 and counting with more entries rolling in each day. Press Releases10/7
  • Allegheny Sprints)The Racesaver/IMCA Allegheny Sprint Tour will go out with a bang in 2017, as the Western Pennsylvania-based, 305 cubic inch sprint car series plans to co-headline competition during Lernerville Speedway’s annual Steel City Stampede. Taking over Western Pennsylvania headlines on Thursday through Saturday, October 12-14, the annual Steel City Stampede will feature an $800-to-win/$150-to-start main event for the Allegheny Sprint Tour competitors, also awarding a number of contingency prizes and giveaways. Press Releases10/7
  • The Open Wheel Driving School/Sippel Racin' Our last School is coming up on Saturday, October 14th at the 141 Speedway in Francis Creek, WI. We're going to close out the 2017 Open Wheel Driving School season by adding 7 Bonus laps to each students on track driving session. That's a total of 28 adrenaline rushing laps at no additional cost. You'll want to get in on this by contacting Randy at 920-838-1835 or 715-324-5444 to get signed up. Also like us on Facebook for additional information: facebook.com/OpenWheelDrivingSchool/ Join us for the ride of your life.10/7
  • SOD)As announced a few weeks ago, the 2017 Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP Awards Banquet will take place at the Battle Creek (MI) Holiday Inn on Saturday, November 11th. The top 12 finishers in season points will receive a portion of the championship point fund as well as contingency products and awards if they attend the banquet. 1 0 Steve Irwin 2 41 Thomas Schinderle 3 49T Gregg Dalman 4 10J Chris Jones 5 71H/16 Ryan Ruhl 6 10S Jay Steinebach 7 47 Robert Bulloch 8 77 Andrew Scheid 9 20A Andy Chehowski 10 1A Mark Aldrich 11 7J Joe Swanson 12 58 Tony Bures Press Releases10/7
  • CRASH PAD)You never know when you'll need it !! The Right Compressible Space between you and the rigid bottom of your good seat makes a big difference in a crash. Reduce your Risk of Spinal Injury with The Right Stuff in your seat. Cheaper than a helmet but just as important. Dealers, Info, Ordering at www.802solutions.com 10/7
  • USCS)Due to forecasts for a certainty of severe weather on Saturday night, October 7th, The USCS Shootout at the Short Track Speed Spectacular event featuring the 120 mile per hour USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars plus Late Modes and Stock Car Racing has been CANCELLED for Saturday, October 7th and RESCHEDULED for Saturday, October 28th, The USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars and the www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series winged mini sprints plus all of the Talladega Short Track divisions on the October 7th racing card will be re-scheduled on October 28th. Any further details will be released with an announcement to come next week. For USCS rules, news updates and 2017 updated schedules and more info visit www.uscsracing.com or call USCS at 770-865-6097. For instant info and a chance to win tickets, USCS apparel and more!, Please LIKE and SHARE the new USCS Racing page on Facebook and follow Uscsracing on Twitter. 10/7
  • Team ILP)Inside Line Promotions driver Tony Bruce Jr. produced the lone feature victory for Team ILP last weekend. Bruce Jr. scored his first triumph of the season on Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., during the Ralph Henson Memorial with the ASCS Mid-South Region. Press Releases10/7
   

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