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This is a collection of some of the best writers and  photographers in the country all with one purpose in mind SPRINT CARS. We have every corner of the U.S. covered here so sit back and check out some of the great columns, race results, & photos. If you have any sprint car news, results, or photos please send them to me.  Thanks, Allan Holland hozehead@earthlink.net

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KO's Indiana Bullring Scene Kevin Oldham 10/9 BillW's Knoxville News Bill Wright 11/17 Hoosier Race Report Danny Burton (IN) 12/23
Florida Open Wheel Richard Golardi 12/22 Tri-State Outlook Duane Hancock (OH/IN/MI) 10/5 The West Coast Sprint Car Scene Joseph Terrell 1/13
NARC News Line Jim Allen 9/10 From the Grandstand Ron Rodda (CA) 12/19

A Typical Weekend Pat & Bruce Eckel (IN/IL) 1/7

Cravin Racin Dana Kuyawa 12/19 A Night To Remember Joe Burrage 8/21 Three Generations Leo Dougherty 12/28

(TOP) The early war for the lead position during Wednesday's Chili Bowl Midget Nationals Preliminary A-Main event as Rico Abreu (97) battles it out with race leader Brad Sweet (1R) with Abreu nabbing the front spot on the 14th circuit. (TOP MIDDLE) The race wasn't over as race leader Abreu had his hands full as Colby Copeland (27w) made his challenges for the top position. (TOP BOTTOM) The top three finishers in Wednesday's Preliminary A-Main celebrates in Chili Bowl's victory lane with (left to right) third place finisher Blake Hahn, winner Rico Abreu, and runner up Colby Copeland. (BOTTOM) The pitcrews, family, and friends poses with Rico Abreu celebrates the win in victory lane...........ANOTHER HEIN BROTHERS' "ACTION" PHOTOGRAPH

(TOP) The battle for the lead position in Thursday's Preliminary A-Main event at the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals as sixth place starter Christopher Bell (84x) battles it out for the lead position with Thomas "T-Mez" Meseraull (7x) during the 30th lap featured event with Bell nabbing the top spot on the 11th circuit. (TOP MIDDLE) With the throttle wide open, Bell goes on to lead the remaining 19th lap as he blasts by the double checkered flag winning the Preliminary Featured event. (TOP BOTTOM) Posing in victory lane are the top three finishers with (left to right) runner up Thomas "T-Mez" Meseraull, winner Christopher Bell, and third place finisher, young Michael "Buddy" Kofoid. (BOTTOM) Celebrating in winner circle are the driver Christopher Bell and pit crew of the Tucker-Boat Motorsports ..........ANOTHER HEIN BROTHERS' "ACTION" PHOTOGRAPH

Troy DeCaire wins the 40 lap Southern Sprintcar Shootout Series presented by BG products feature at 417 Southern Speedway in Punta Gorda, Fl. Troy also won the Modified feature tonight as well. Max Dolder photo

(TOP) The early battle in Monday's Chili Bowl Midget Nationals Preliminary A-Main event as Cannon McIntosh (71k) and Aaron Reutzel (87) slug it out for the lead position. (TOP MIDDLE) An early race altercation forced Reutzel back to the rear of the race as McIntosh (71k) holds off Tyler "Sunshine" Courtney (7c) through out the remainder of the 30 lap featured event. (TOP BOTTOM) Driving the Keith Kuntz Motorsports / Curb-Agajanian.s Bullet chassis by Spike, McIntosh blasts by flagman Terry Mattox's double checkered flags winning Monday evening Chili Bowl Preliminary A-Main event. (BOTTOM) The top three finishers of the 30 lap A-Main event include (left to right) runner up Tyler Courtney, winner Cannon McIntosh, and third place finisher Aaron Reutzel...........ANOTHER HEIN BROTHERS' "ACTION" PHOTOGRAPH      More shots in SteelCity

(TOP) Christopher Bell backs in the Tucker-Boat Motorsports' Spike chassis during the Vacurworx International Race of Champion Tuesday evening at the 34th Annual Chili Bowl Midget Nationals event. (TOP MIDDLE) Seventh place starter Bell (84x) dives under race leader Sam Hafertepe Jr. (15H) nabbing the lead position on the 12th circuit restart. (TOP BOTTOM) Charging down the the front straight away before the packed grandstands, Bell goes on to win the 20 lap event with a 4.089 second lead advantage. (BOTTOM) Holding the winning plaque, a happy Christopher Bell celebrates his dominating win in victory lane...........ANOTHER HEIN BROTHERS' "ACTION" PHOTOGRAPH

 (TOP) Kyle Larson backs his father Mike Larson's King Chassis through the turns during the 34th Annual Chili Bowl Midget Nationals event. (TOP MIDDLE) Racing it out for the lead position during the A-Main event as Larson (01) holds off the determined Jonathan Beason (8J) during the 30 lap event. (TOP BOTTOM) Blasting to the finish line, Larson goes on to win Tuesday's evening event as flagman Terry Mattox waves double checkered flags. (BOTTOM) Celebrating the victory lane win with Kyle Larson is his five year old son Owen Miyata Larson as young Owen holds the winning plaque above his head...........ANOTHER HEIN BROTHERS' "ACTION" PHOTOGRAPH 

 

The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the names of its eight inductees for 2020. Those that will be inducted into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame on Saturday, May 30, during the 31st annual ceremonies in Knoxville, Iowa, are: Drivers Greg Hodnett – Tim Shaffer – Jeff Swindell – Owners-Mechanics-Builders-Manufacturers-Car Builders Walter Dyer – Paul Leffler – Promoters-Officials-Media Members-Event/Series Sponsors Don Lamberti – L. Spencer Riggs – Pre-1945 Bill Cummings We are really looking forward to our 31st induction banquet on the Marion County Fairgrounds in Knoxville, Iowa on Saturday, May 30.”  Click image for larger view

Say What!

"I'm sorry NASCAR, I'm sorry Daytona, but this is the biggest effing race I've ever won. I hope to win Daytona in a few weeks, but this is badass!"Kyle  Larson winning his first ever Lucas Oil Chili Bowl.

"This means a lot. I didn't know if I was ever going to be able to race again. My parents didn't tell me until about two months after the fact that on one of my last appointments that the surgeon said I may never be able to use my left arm again.,It was definitely one of the hardest times of my life and hopefully I don' have to do anything harder."  Tanner Thorson winning night 5 of the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl.

"Man, this race...I say it time, and time again, this race literally is what motorsports means to me. This is the pinnacle for me growing up in Oklahoma. I hope that this is the race I can run the rest of my life until I can come back here owning a racecar and have another Buddy Kofoid drive for me," commented Bell, who is locked into his seventh championship A-Feature in as many years.Christopher Bell winning night 4 of the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl.

Asked about winning his preliminary night for the fifth time,  "It's pretty impressive. I've always come here really prepared and my team has brought really prepared race cars, but it all starts with our Heat Race; getting through that and then getting through your Qualifier." Rico Abreu winning night 3 of the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl.

"I think me and Jonathan (Beason) both were running out of fuel there at the end. Mine was stumbling a lot the last five laps, so I was thankful we didn't have another caution because I don't know if I could have made it." Kyle Larson winning night 2 of the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl.

"I've been looking for a win for a long time now. We've had lots of close calls, I put a lot of pressure on myself. Those guys did good taking the pressure off of me a little bit and helping me stay calm,Coming into this race, I really just wanted to be able to make the main event. There's a lot of people that would love to do that. I never thought we'd be in Victory Lane tonight." Cannon McIntosh winning night 1 of the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl.

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

Cris Eash Knoxville Nationals 1990  Click image for larger view



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4. 69K Lance Dewease 942 9
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(TOP) The battle for the lead position in Friday's Chili Bowl Midget Nationals 30 lap A-Main event started with Ricky Steinhouse Jr. (17s) and Chris Windom (89) slugging it out wheel to wheel. (TOP MIDDLE) Tanner Thorson (19) makes his way to the front as he battles it out with Windom (89). (TOP BOTTOM) The battle for the lead position saw not only Thorson and Windom but also Ryan Bernal making his bid for the top spot. But on the final lap, Thorson (19) held onto the lead position as he is followed closely by Bernal (87w) to flagman Chip Graham's checkered flags. (BOTTOM) Celebrating in victory lane are the top three finishers with (left to right) with runner up Ryan Bernal, winner Tanner Thorson, and third place finisher Chris Windom..........ANOTHER HEIN BROTHERS' "ACTION" PHOTOGRAPH

"I'm sorry NASCAR, I'm sorry Daytona, but this is the biggest effing race I've ever won. I hope to win Daytona in a few weeks, but this is badass!" That said it all as Kyle Larson found redemption from a last-lap loss one year ago as the Elk Grove, California native finally captured the Golden Driller in the 34th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire. Larson, in his 13th Chili Bowl attempt, and ninth A-Feature appearance, trailed the opening 38 laps as Christopher Bell took the lead from the pole.   Brendon Bauman Photo

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Sunday  January 19th

                    
We should live, act, and say nothing to the injury of anyone. It is not only best as a matter of principle, but it is the path to peace and honor. Robert E. Lee

 3:00am

RESULTS....

  • SSSS)Troy DeCaire emerged victorious in a wild affair Saturday night at 417 Speedway in Punta Gorda, Florida. DeCaire captured the season opener for the BG Products Southern Sprint Car Shootout Series, and in the process, also captured the first sprint car event held anywhere in North America in 2020.Race Results 1/19

  • Lucas Oil Chili Bowl)"I'm sorry NASCAR, I'm sorry Daytona, but this is the biggest effing race I've ever won. I hope to win Daytona in a few weeks, but this is badass!" That said it all as Kyle Larson found redemption from a last-lap loss one year ago as the Elk Grove, California native finally captured the Golden Driller in the 34th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire. Larson, in his 13th Chili Bowl attempt, and ninth A-Feature appearance, trailed the opening 38 laps as Christopher Bell took the lead from the pole. ASCS 1/18

PRESS....

  • CRSA)The 2019 season for the SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series was an exciting one with nine different drivers gracing victory lane. In all, 13 of the scheduled 14 events were completed with the one non-completed event being a rain out at the Land of Legends Raceway in August. When all was said and done, Altamont, New York’s Jeff Trombley was crowned series champion for the third time in as many seasons. The now three time series champion also claimed the Kennedy’s of Troy Northway 90 Mini-Series and CRSA/Land of Legends Raceway Five Star Series championships. Press Releases1/19

  • REVS Racing LLC)RevsRacing LLC is excited to announce that we will be bringing 3 events to Lucas Oil Raceway Indianapolis during the 2020 season. For automotive enthusiasts, the events will feel like it felt to be a kid in candy store.We will kick off season at the beginning of May, with the three day Indy Revolution. Racers will returnin the middle of June for another three day event; the Indy Summer Nationals. We will finish up the season in October, with a one day event; the Indy Revolt.Press Releases1/19

  • PPB Motorsports 2020)Andrea Cap of East Berlin, PA was named Aqua Duck Water Transport Ms. Motorsports 2020 Saturday night at the Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2020 Race Car & Trade Show Saturday night. Andrea was crowned her successor, Taylor Fullin. Ms. Cap’s first runner-up was Morgan Rochelle and second runner-up was Casey Robicheau. Ms. Cap was also the Swimwear winner, Ms. Rochelle the Sportswear winner, Ms. Robicheau the Interview winner, Amanda Arms the Ms. Photogenic winner and Rachel Molyneaux was named Ms. Congeniality. Press Releases1/19

Saturday  January 18th

                                 

It has yet to be proven that intelligence has any survival value. Arthur C. Clarke
 

 3:00pm

RESULTS....

  • Simpson Speedway AU)1 #USA4 Kalib Henry 2 #USA6 Tim Kaeding 3 #USA19 Tim Shaffer 4 #NT7 Matthew Reed 5 #USA3 Shane Stewart 6 #V60 Jordyn Charge 7 #V83 Chris Solomon 8 #V34 Brenten Farrer 9 #V70 John Vogels 10 #VA8 Daniel Evans 11 #V7 Paul Soloman 12 #SA95 Jarman Dalitz 13 #SA22 Chad Ely 14 #V29 Michael Tancredi 15 #V39 Brett Smith 16 #SA11 Scot Enderl 17 #VA29 Brett Milburn 18 #SA14 Brendan Quinn 19 #V90 Corey McCullagh 20 #SA96 Brendan Guerin 1/18

  • Racin Boys)Five preliminary nights featuring 343 drivers have led to Championship Saturday for the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire, which wraps up the 34th edition on Saturday inside the River Spirit Expo Center. Press Releases1/18

2:50am

RESULTS....

  • Lucas Oil Chili Bowl)Four leaders, seven official lead changes, and at the end of Friday's Vacuworx Qualifying Night; a drag race to the checkered flag that saw Tanner Thorson holding off Ryan Bernal at the line for his first career preliminary A-Feature victory in the 34th running of the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl National presented by General Tire. ASCS 1/18

  • Photos)Steve Koletar photos from PPB Motorsports Show Oaks PA are in  SpeedShotz 1/18

PRESS....

  • Kyle Bellm)The 34th Annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals at the Tulsa Expo Raceway couldn’t come soon enough for Kyle Bellm. Now the time has come, as the accomplished Sprint Car racer from Nixa, MO, will take the wheel of the Chad Shields Racing Fontana-powered AFD Graphics/Schure Built Suspension No. 4c Ripper-chassis Midget for Friday’s Vacuworx Qualifying night atop the indoor, 1/5-mile clay oval. Press Releases1/18

  • DIRTVision)DIRTVision is excited to offer North American fans exclusive live streaming of the 48th Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic. The prestigious event is Australia’s biggest Sprint Car race, held each year at the Sungold Stadium Premier Speedway in Warnambool, Victoria at the end of January. Press Releases1/18

  • PPB Motorsports 2020)Matt Sheppard and Mike Mahaney made headlines in different ways on Friday, Day One, of the PPB 2020 Motorsports Race Car & Trade Show in the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center. Sheppard, winner of 35 Dirt Modified features in 2019, shared trade secrets and offered advice on buying used race cars for the more than 80 racers who attended his Q&A seminar. Press Releases1/18

  • NSCHOF)For the first time in his career, Brad Sweet of Grass Valley, California, was voted the “Driver of the Year” by the North American 410 Sprint Car Poll voting panel of media members, promoters, sanctioning officials and manufacturers. The 2019 World of Outlaws (WoO) champion earned twenty (20) of the twenty-three (23) first-place ballots cast in the year-end poll. David Gravel, Aaron Reutzel and Donny Schatz all received one first-place ballot. Press Releases1/18

  • Port Royal Speedway PA)The 2020 schedule at Port Royal Speedway has been released. A total of 34 race dates are on the schedule with 12 different divisions taking part. The Weikert Livestock 410 sprint cars will be featured a total of 29 times beginning with the opener on Sunday, March 8th and concluding with the 2-day NOS Energy Drink World Of Outlaw Sprint Car Series on October 9th and 10th. The final three races of the season; the Tuscarora 50 and the World Of Outlaw events will be non-point races. Central PA 1/18

Friday  January 17th

                           

The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses - behind the lines, in the gym, and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights. Muhammad Ali
 

 2:30am

RESULTS....

  • Lucas Oil Chili Bowl)Christopher Bell's fifth preliminary night victory in as many years, and sixth overall prelim triumph, the driver of the Tucker-Boat No. 84x was the class of the field in Thursday's John Christner Trucking Qualifying Night. ASCS 1/17

PRESS....

  • Dirt Track Heroes)Sponsors Quaker Steak & Lube and the IRCO Community Federal Credit Union are again in full support of the Dirt Track Heroes Car Show. Quaker Steak & Lube Pohatcong restaurant located at US Route 22 East, Phillipsburg, New Jersey offers the best wings in New Jersey with over 25 different win sauces. There is always something happening at The Lube, like their trademark Bike Night, Triple Atomic Challenge, Tuesday All-You-Can-Eat Chicken Wing and Shrimp Night, Happy Hour, Car Cruise-in, Kid’s Event and again returning as a participant in the Dirt Track Heroes Car Show at the Palmer Park Mall in Easton, PA. Press Releases1/17

  • PPB Motorsports 2020)The preparations necessary to transform the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center into the Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports Race Car & Trade Show 2020 were continuing in earnest through 8:00 PM Thursday evening. The 36th annual rendition of the event under the direction of Len Sammons Motorsports Productions opens to the public at 2:00 PM Friday, January 17 and continues Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 18-19. Press Releases1/17

  • Premier Speedway AU)Up and coming Sprintcar Star Gio Scelzi has withdrawn from the 2020 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic, with news coming from the US yesterday of a pending new partnership between Scelzi and Guy Forbrook for the upcoming US season curtailing Scelzi’s Australian plans. Scelzi was slated to drive for Indy Race Parts proprietor Bernie Stubegen however the new deal has put paid to that being a possibility. Press Releases1/17

  • Mason Daniel)Mason Daniel has more exciting news as he nears his inaugural season on the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series trail. Daniel is partnering with Extreme Brand Products throughout the 2020 campaign, which will feature him traveling the country with 'The Greatest Show on Dirt.' Press Releases1/17

  • NSCHOF)Sam Hafertepe, Jr., of Sunnyvale, Texas, was voted the 2019 “Driver of the Year” by the North American 360 Sprint Car Poll voting panel of media members, promoters, sanctioning officials and manufacturers for the fourth year in a row. Hafertepe is now a four-time American Sprint Car Series (ASCS) national tour champion, and earned thirteen (13) of the sixteen first-place ballots cast in the year-end poll. Hill’s Racing, owner for Hafertepe’s #15H earned the “Team of the Year” award for the second consecutive year. Bartlett, Tennessee’s Terry Gray, Springfield, Nebraska’s Jack Dover and Wesley Chapel, Florida’s Troy DeCaire also received first place votes.Press Releases1/17

Wednesday  January 15th

                           


Sometimes all you need is just for somebody to believe in you in order to be able to accomplish maybe what you never thought you could. Drew Brees

 11:50pm

RESULTS....

  • Lucas Oil Chili Bowl)Chasing early, then having to hold off numerous charges over the course of late-race restarts, California's Rico Abreu captured his fifth consecutive Hard Rock Casino Tulsa preliminary night victory during the Wednesday portion of the 34th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire. ASCS 1/15

9:50pm

PRESS....

  • NSCHOF)CJ Leary of Greenfield, Indiana today was named the 2019 “Driver of the Year” by the North American Non-Winged Sprint Car Poll voting panel of media members, promoters, sanctioning officials and manufacturers for the first time. The 2019 USAC National Sprint Car champion counted Indiana Sprintweek and the Perris Oval Nationals amongst his wins this season. Leary earned seven of the thirteen first-place ballots cast in the year-end poll. Press Releases1/15

  • Tim Estenson)Fargo native Tim Estenson will be competing at the prestigious Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals this weekend at the Tulsa Expo Center. Estenson will be piloting the Netto Racing No. 88E midget car. Estenson raced a 410 cubic inch sprint car with Netto Racing in California in 2019. Press Releases1/15

  • PASS)Affordable sprint series has April start with a 3 day weekend The Pennsylvania Sprint Series (PASS) has released its 35-race 2020 schedule for affordable, IMCA/RaceSaver sprint car racing. Press Releases1/15

  • Racin Boys)The RacinBoys Broadcasting Network is offering live video of all of the action inside the River Spirit Expo Center on Wednesday when the third night of the 34 th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire takes place. Press Releases1/15

  • Tyler Thompson)Fulton (NY) race driver Tyler Thompson, Oswego Speedway’s International Classic Supermodified champion at just 18-years old, is on a roll. On Tuesday evening, Thompson took on the prestigious Chili Bowl Midget Nationals in Tulsa, OK for the first time, driving a Seymour Racing prepared Midget, and promptly won his qualifying heat race on his way to qualifying for the evening’s A-Main. Press Releases1/15

  • Sprintcar All Stars AU)With the 10th running of the All Star Challenge only 3 days away Corey McCullagh is the latest to throw his hat in the ring to compete in the show. McCullagh has done a deal with West Australia based Mat Muir and is using Muir’s 360 for the night. Press Releases1/15

  • Kerry Madsen)With the Sunshine Swing leg of the 2019-20 season World Series Sprintcars Championship now in the history books, the Krikke Motorsport team and their driver Kerry Madsen remain in the point standings hunt. Sitting in second in the WSS Championship point standings heading into the past five rounds following the WSS Speedweek swing, Madsen and the team were hoping to open their WSS round winning account throughout the Sunshine Swing of the WSS Championship in an effort to bridge the point standings gap between himself and current leader James McFadden. Press Releases1/15

  • US 36 Raceway MO)US 36 Raceway officials have released the 2020 schedule featuring 25 nights of racing. The schedule is headlined by two visits from the ASCS National Tour, April 17 and July 17. The tour made one visit to US 36 last season. The Sprint Series of Nebraska, which made multiple visits to the high banks last season, will make four appearances at the track this season, May 15, June 5, July 3 and Aug. 21. The POWRi WAR Sprints and Iowa Sprint Car League join forces for three trips to US 36 this season, May 15, June 5 and Aug. 21. Press Releases1/15

  • Len Sammons Productions)Looking for a great day and night of fun? Gather up your camera (cellphone) and autograph book. Put on your most comfortable shoes and head on out to the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA. It is time for the 36th annual PPB Motorsports 2020 Racecar and Trade Show. For three days, January 17th through 19th, the giant hall is loaded with just about everything you could imagine that has to do with the exciting sport of motorsports. It is truly a diversified show with powerboats, stock cars, drag racers, motorcycles and more included. Press Releases1/15

2:00am

RESULTS....

  • Lucas Oil Chili Bowl)Picking up his sixth career preliminary night victory, and third straight since 2018, Kyle Larson battled through a myriad of cautions to win Tuesday's Warren CAT Qualifying Night during the 34th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire.Locking into his ninth championship A-Feature since 2010, the race to that ticket became a question of fuel. ASCS 1/15

PRESS....

  • Premier Speedway AU)The 2020 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic is once again to have a numbers of Contingency Award partners, for everything from Hard Luck Awards, Quick Time Awards, Best Presented Car and Crew Awards as well as a Crew Chief of the Classic Award! Press Releases1/15

  • NSCHOF)The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the names of its eight inductees for 2020. Those that will be inducted into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame on Saturday, May 30, during the 31st annual ceremonies in Knoxville, Iowa, are: Drivers Greg Hodnett – Tim Shaffer – Jeff Swindell – Owners-Mechanics-Builders-Manufacturers-Car Builders Walter Dyer – Paul Leffler – Promoters-Officials-Media Members-Event/Series Sponsors Don Lamberti – L. Spencer Riggs – Pre-1945 Bill Cummings We are really looking forward to our 31st induction banquet on the Marion County Fairgrounds in Knoxville, Iowa on Saturday, May 30.”Press Releases1/15

  • Perth Motorplex AU)Despite crashing out on lap 23 of the feature race in round 11 of the Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series at the Perth Motorplex last Saturday night, Jason Kendrick is the new leader in the points championship. Kendrick and Mitchell Wormall were battling for third position late in the race when there was contact between the two cars and both posted DNFs. Press Releases1/15

  • Sprintcar All Stars AU)A record car count is set for the 10th anniversary of the Annual 360 Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Challenge as the countdown to Saturday’s show at Heytesbury Stockfeed Simpson Speedway is almost over. $10K is on the line for the winner and the opportunity to lock their name into the history books. Press Releases1/15

Tuesday  January 14th

                           

The 50-50-90 rule: Anytime you have a 50-50 chance of getting something right, there's a 90% probability you'll get it wrong. Andy Rooney
 

 5:30pm

PRESS....

  • Photos)81 shots by Hein Brothers from night 1 of the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl are in SteelCity1/14

1:40pm

PRESS....

  • Sharon Speedway OH)With the calendar changing to 2020, Sharon Speedway is gearing up for its 91st anniversary season, which will officially get underway on May 2 with the All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars and RUSH Sportsman Modifieds that will follow an open practice on April 25. A tentative schedule of events has been posted on the Sharon website. Sharon has also announced it divisional sponsors for the 2020 season. Press Releases1/14

  • Gio Scelzi)As a racer, Giovanni Scelzi has a big hunger for success in 2020, and he’ll start with a heaping bowl of chili, so to speak, this week.https://motorsports.nbcsports.com/ 1/14

  • NSCHOF)Ryan Newman, NASCAR veteran, and winner of the 2008 Daytona 500 will be signing autographs at the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum booth on Friday at 3 p.m. The booth is located at the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals trade show at the Tulsa Expo Center. Press Releases1/14

  • Racin Boys)Round 2 of the 34 th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire arrives on Tuesday inside the River Spirit Expo Center, where approximately 75 of the top race car drivers in the country will battle during the second preliminary night for the marquee midget event. Press Releases1/14

  • MSW Motorsports)Mounce Motorsports announced today that they are forming a new alliance for the 2020 season. The Tulsa, Oklahoma based team has teamed up with Stout Motorsports, and Wilson Racing. Mounce Stout Wilson Motorsports (MSW) will field four cars at this year’s Chili Bowl and will field several midgetsPress Releases1/14 throughout the 2020 season.

Monday  January 13th

                           


If you've got a problem, take it out on a drum. Neil Peart

 11:50pm

RESULTS....

  • Lucas Oil Chili Bowl)Debuting with Keith Kunz Motorsports, Oklahoma’s Cannon McIntosh squashed all doubts of his worth as the 17-year old driver topped his Heat Races, Qualifier, and finally held off multiple charges, cautions, and an open red to win his first career Chili Bowl Preliminary A-Feature on Cummins Qualifying Night of the 34th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire. ASCS 1/13

  • Column)Joseph Terrell has his next column covering Americans in Australia, recent west coast news and his top 10 for Chili Bowl.The West Coast Sprint Car Scene 1/13

PRESS....

  • Gio Scelzi)Gio Scelzi to drive limited schedule in Midwest for Guy Forbrook. https://sprintcarandmidget.com/ 1/13

  • All Stars)The 2020 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 boasts an impressive schedule of 55 events, 17 of which will award a winner’s payout of at least $6,000. With an exciting slate comes a hefty point fund, as the 2020 All Star Circuit of Champions point fund will now award $258,000 across the top twelve positions including $65,000 for the championship team; a $58,000 increase from 2019. Kevin Rudeen has committed to ‘sponsoring’ $50,000 of the increased fund.All Stars 1/13

  • Perris Auto Speedway CA)Advance tickets for all races during Perris Auto Speedway’s historic 25th Anniversary Season are available now. The first night of action in 2020 is less than eight weeks away. The year will kick off on March 7th when LKQ Pick Your Part Presents Night of Destruction #1. On March 14th, the PASSCAR Stock Cars and IMCA Modifieds will open their 2020 campaign. The sprint car season at the track dubbed “Sprint Car Heaven” will begin on March 28th when the NOS Energy Drink World of Outlaws series makes its only Southern California appearance of 2020. Joining the WoO on that night will be the popular Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars. Press Releases1/13

  • Premier Speedway AU)The 2020 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic is now just days away, with a car count currently sitting at 109, that has now been split into its qualifying nights. Confirmation has been received for the entries of Jordyn Brazier, Victorian duo Paul Solomon and Brenten Farrer while the Northern Territories Jamie O’Neill has also lodged his entry form. Brazier will again be at the wheel of the NS21 Maxim, with his legendary Pop Steve on the spanners along with six-time National Champion father Garry. Press Releases1/13

4:30pm

PRESS....

  • Joey Saldana Racing)Joey Saldana has acquired the Godfrey Autosport/Spike  Oil Tank Division.https://twitter.com/ 1/13

  • Eddie Tafoya)2019 USAC/CRA and USAC Southwest Sprint Car Series Rookie of the Year, Eddie Tafoya Jr. of Chino Hills, California, will make his midget racing debut this week at the 34th Annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The talented driver will be competing in one of the five preliminary nights (Monday through Friday) and will then come back for Saturday’s finale. Press Releases1/13

  • Donny Schatz)For the third time in his career, ten-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion and Fargo, North Dakota-native Donny Schatz will enter the prestigious Chili Bowl Midget Nationals at River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The six-day program, which will feature roughly 350 competitors derived from all disciplines of auto racing, will kick-off, officially, with preliminary competition today - Monday, January 13.Press Releases1/13

  • Dave Argabright)If you are attending the Chili Bowl Nationals this week, stop by and see Jack Hewitt and Jimmy Sills as they sign copies of their respective books: Hewitt's Law and Life With Luke. We will also have copies of Modern Thunder, and Pat Sullivan will visit as well to help us sign books. Life With Luke - $29.95 Hardbound, 312 pages, 32 pages of color and b/w photographs Life With Luke Collector's Edition - $49.95 Hewitt's Law - $29.95 Hardbound, 332 pages, 64 pages of color and b/w photographs Hewitt's Law Collector's Edition - $49.95 Modern Thunder - $49.95 Hardbound, 384 pages, over 1,300 photographs 1/13

  • Premier Speedway AU)Hailing from Des Moines, Iowa, a mere 37 miles from Knoxville Raceway, it is little wonder that Speedway has become the long-held passion of McKenna Haase, with the now resident of Indianapolis set to tick another item off the bucket list by contesting the 48th South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic. Haase will be a part of a field that has again eclipsed the 100-entry mark as the first ever female Sprintcar Feature race winner at Knoxville Raceway makes the trek to Warrnambool for Sydney based car owners Matt and Sharmaine Thomas. Press Releases1/13

  • ARDC)In 1939 a racing visionary by the name of Bill Schindler saw the need for more organization in the sport of midget auto racing. Schindler, along with others formed the American Racing Drivers Club or as they became more commonly known as ARDC. On Friday, May 1st the Mighty Midgets of ARDC returns to the 3/8th mile Big Diamond Speedway. The high banked, multi groove surface of the Coal Region track has produced high speed side by side action for several years. Press Releases1/13

  • Indy Race Parts)Still looking for sprint car & midget parts for the upcoming season? Be sure to visit our booth at the Circle Track Expo, January 25th at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis. Everything is on a one way ticket, cheap and if there is not a price on the item, don't be shy just shout! Just like last year, we will also have the shop open from 9AM-3PM (Located at, 361 Gasoline Alley Indianapolis) with a lot to offer from new and used parts, chassis, used tires (low as $25), and plenty of deals. It’s just a short 00 min drive from the fairgrounds so if you have time, stop by and visit us at both locations! Happy bargain hunting. 1/13

  • Smileys Racing Products)Smiley’s Racing Products has combined the Pre-Season Sale and Annual Racer’s Swap Meet for ONE SUPER SATURDAY! It’s the biggest Smiley’s Racing event ever!! Smiley’s is offering “deep discounts” to help customers “gear up” for the 2020 racing season. Almost Everything is on Sale! Let’s jump right in! Here’s the top-line information on all event happenings. Press Releases1/13

  • Racin Boys)Practice is underway inside the River Spirit Expo Center, where approximately 350 of the top race car drivers in the world converge this week to duke it out for the Golden Driller. The 34th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire kicks off five consecutive nights of preliminary action on Monday evening prior to Saturday's finale. Each preliminary night is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. (Central) with hot laps. Press Releases1/13

  • Jack Dover)Jack Dover is confident heading into his third career attempt at the famed Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire. Dover will be driving for Randy Washburn at the marquee midget event held inside the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., this week. The team's preliminary night is Thursday. Press Releases1/13

Sunday  January 12th

                           


Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton was the one who asked why.Bernard Baruch

 9:00pm

PRESS....

  • Lucas Oil Chili Bowl)The 34th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire is next at the Tulsa Expo Raceway, located inside the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla. The annual gathering of the world's best racing talent currently sits at 359 entries from 40 States and six Countries (USA, AUST, CAN, MEX, NZ, UK). ASCS 1/12

  • Selinsgrove Speedway PA)As sprint car racing goes at Selinsgrove Speedway in 2020, fans seem to have hit the jackpot with the schedule as everything is coming up 7’s! Triple 7’s, to be certain, as exactly seven shows have been scheduled for each of three sprint car divisions during the year ahead in the form of 410, 360 and 305 sprint action. Central PA 1/12

  • Williams Grove Speedway PA)With the 2020 season opener at Williams Grove Speedway slated to take place in just over two months, on Sunday afternoon March 15, the oval has been ready preparing for the new season of racing. Central PA 1/12

  • Parker Price-Miller)Parker Price-Miller to pilot Dietz Motorsports #14 for 2020.https://pbs.twimg.com 1/12

  • Len Sammons Productions)When the Indoor Auto Racing VP Series storms into Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall for the 18th running of the NAPA Know How Racing Weekend on Friday and Saturday January 31 and February 1, Andy Jankowiak, Ryan Flores and Erick Rudolph, the last three winners of the headline Gambler’s Classic TQ (Three Quarter) Midget races in the building, will have the same agenda in mind: win! Press Releases 1/12

Saturday  January 11th

                           

What's another word for Thesaurus? Steven Wright

 2:30pm

RESULTS....

  • Valvoline Raceway AU)1 #N99 Carson Macedo 2 #N47 Marcus Dumesny 3 #N48 Jackson Delamont 4 #USA56 Aaron Reutzel 5 #V35 Jamie Veal 6 #NQ7 Robbie Farr 7 #S63 Ryan Jones 8 #USA0 Lynton Jeffrey 9 #N16 Daniel Sayre 10 #NS4 Ian Madsen 11 #NS71 Michael Stewart 12 #D2 Ben Atkinson 13 #NS6 Matt Geering 14 #N54 Grant Tunks 15 #W26 Cory Eliason 16 #V5 Max Dumesny 17 #N56 Michael Saller 18 #N95 Daniel Needham 19 #N40 Chris Mcinerney 20 #N20 Troy Little 21 #NQ5 Danny Reidy 22 #N92 Sam Walsh 23 #USA7 Brad Sweet 24 #NS21 Jordyn Brazier Speedcars...1 #N51 Michael Stewart 2 #N99 Carson Macedo 3 #N14 Nathan Smee 4 #N71 Sam Walsh 5 #N57 Harley Smee 6 #N28 Dean Meadows 7 #N97 Matthew Jackson 8 #N24 Clint Leibhardt 9 #N36 Stephen Birkett 10 #N8 Cameron Malouf 11 #V72 Glen Shaw 12 #N41 Robert Mackay 13 #N66 Ben Morgan 14 #N69 Ayden Elliott 15 #N5 Andy Hassan 16 #N74 Alan Day 17 #N34 Jeffrey Burns 18 #N15 DJ Raw 19 #Q76 Reid Mackay 20 #N11 Jay Waugh 21 #N4 Bob Jackson1/11

  • Carrick Speedway AU)1 #T 11 Jason Redpath 2 #T 35 Adrian Redpath 3 #T 10 Jamie Bricknell 4 #T 9 Chris Johns 5 #T 48 Nick Penno 6 #T 17 Jason Dawkins 7 #T 29 Robin Dawkins 8 #T 87 Bradley Walkley 9 #T 2 Scott Bissett 10 #T 5 Mahtia Bissett 11 #T 3 Chris Gallagher 12 #T 16 Adam Alexander 13 #T 14 Mark House 1/11

  • Avalon Raceway AU)1 #V90 Corey McCullagh 2 #V37 Grant Anderson 3 #V8 Bobby Daly 4 #V60 Jordyn Charge 5 #V68 Brett Milburn 6 #V7 Paul Solomon 7 #V42 Jye Okeeffe 8 #V83 Chris Solomon 9 #T62 Tate Frost 10 #V2 Domain Ramsay 11 #V77 Brayden Parr 12 #VA88 Grant Stansfield 13 #V72 Jacob Smith 14 #T7 Tim Hutchins 15 #V17 Dennis Jones 16 #V70 John Vogels 17 #T45 Kurt Luttrell 18 #V48 Adam King 1/11

  • Perth Motorplex AU)1 #3 Callum Williamson 2 #8 Andrew Priolo 3 #75 Ben Van Ryt 4 #51 Jamie Oldfield 5 #79 Kris Coyle 6 #20 Ryan Lancaster 7 #67 Jaydee Dack 8 #50 Tom Callaghan 9 #97 Mitchell Wormall 10 #11 Jason Kendrick 11 #12 Daniel Harding 12 #57 Shaun Bradford 13 #9 AJ Nash 14 #89 Kye Scroop 15 #18 Trevor Jolly 16 #21wx Troy Lawson 1/11

Friday  January 10th

                            Generally when there's a lot of smoke... there's just a whole lot more smoke. George Foreman

 11:30pm

PRESS....

  • Wayne Johnson)Todd Carlile, owner of TwoC racing along with driver Wayne Johnson are proud to announce they will be competing full-time with the World of Outlaws (WoO) in 2020. This will be Johnson’s first full-time on the tour. For the last 10 years, Johnson has been competing mainly with the ASCS in a 360 and running a handful of 410 races as well. “We stepped away from ASCS 360 racing and went and raced with the WoO about half of the year last year and realized that if we want to be the best and build the team up for the future, the WoO tour is where we need to be,” Johnson said. Car owner Todd Carlile stated, “We have been wanting to go full time racing with the World of Outlaws and we ultimately decided that now was the right opportunity.” Press Releases1/10

  • Placerville Speedway CA)Placerville Speedway season passes for the 2020 race season are available, include a reserved seat and feature an extensive savings as opposed to purchasing each week. A season ticket is good for 23 total events, excluding the ASCS National show, the El Dorado County Fair, Monster Trucks and the Hangtown 100. An adult season pass can be purchased for $330 or with a parking pass for $445. When breaking down the season pass savings, you can take in the action for under $15 a night. Passes are also available for seniors, military, juniors and children. Season passes are available at https://www.placervillespeedway.com/store 1/10

  • US 36 Raceway MO)Due to forecasted winter weather, US 36 Raceway and Bethany Speedway officials have postponed the 2020 drivers’ meeting that was scheduled for Sunday. The new date, which will again serve as a meeting for both tracks, is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 25 at 11 a.m. at the Cameron Community Center. 1/10

  • ESS)In what has now become the 12th consecutive year, Lucas Oil Products Inc. from Corona, California has returned to be the series sponsor for the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS). Lucas Oil has not only become a major backer for the sprint car organization that is running it’s 37th Anniversary Tour but has become family. “Lucas Oil not only brings us a big boost in our annual point fund, but they have help support us in so many other ways,” noted ESS President Chuck Miller, “We are very fortunate to have the Lucas name attached to our tour for so many years.” Press Releases 1/10

  • Travis Berryhill)Travis Berryhill is proud to announce he will return to Tulsa, Oklahoma and compete in the 2020 Chili Bowl Midget Nationals, starting Monday morning, January 13th, with practice. Berryhill will enter his third decade of Chili Bowl competition, highlighted by a 2017 Qualifying Preliminary Night victory and a solid top fifteen feature outing, an underdog Tulsa story that still comes up in the top Chili Bowl moments in history. Press Releases 1/10

  • Premier Speedway AU)The 2019 Australian Sprintcar Champion Andrew Scheuerle has this afternoon confirmed he will contest his first Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic since 2016 as he prepares for a whirlwind trip south to contest the Classic and defend his National Championship at Latrobe a week later. Press Releases 1/10

  • USAC)Anthony D'Alessio is stepping up to challenge for USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car Rookie of the Year honors in the upcoming 2020 season. D'Alessio, in conjunction with Parallax Motorsports, will field one entry as an owner/driver for the 2020 slate, which features 46 events at 23 different venues, most of which D'Alessio will be experiencing for the first time, beginning in February at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. for Winter Dirt Games XI. USAC 1/10

  • David Gravel)Veteran World of Outlaws Sprint Cars competitor David Gravel will make his stock car racing debut with KBR Development, at Daytona International Speedway. Gravel will pilot the #28 Chevrolet at the World Center of Racing, Saturday, February 8 in the ARCA Menards Series 200.https://www.kbrdevelopment.com/news 1/10

Thursday  January 9th

                      I may not believe in myself, but I believe in what I'm doing. Jimmy Page

 9:30pm

PRESS....

  • USCS)Pete Walton, the Founder and President of the United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters, has been nominated by a board of his peers for the 2019 National Sprint Car Hall of Fame 360 Promoter of the Year Award. During the 2019 season Walton guided the Fayetteville, Georgia-based winged sprint car series through its successful 23rd anniversary season of competition after founding the United Sprint Car Series in 1997. Walton again saw the USCS reach several milestones of its own in 2019 including sanctioning its 750th event. USCS 1/9

  • Placerville Speedway CA)Set to enter year five under the Russell Motorsports Inc. banner the El Dorado County Fairgrounds based Placerville Speedway has released its schedule of events for the upcoming 55th season of competition. Since opening in 1965 the Placerville Speedway has been a favorite among fans throughout Northern California. Well known for its steep banks, distinctive red clay, loyal fan base and extremely close action, the track is located just 40-minutes up the hill from the capital city of Sacramento. Press Releases 1/9

  • Placerville Speedway CA)The Placerville Speedway is pleased to welcome PureCrop1 as a presenting sponsor of the five Wingless Spec Sprint events that will be contested at the quarter-mile this coming season. The El Dorado County Fairgrounds venue will host a trio of Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour sanctioned shows, along with a pair of non-sanctioned Spec Sprint races. Press Releases 1/9

  • URSS)Officials with the Lucas Oil POWRi United Rebel Sprint Series presented by Mel Hambelton Ford Racing have released their 2020 race schedule that consists of twenty-eight races at fourteen different race tracks in four different states. Press Releases 1/9

  • PPB Motorsports 2020)Sure to attract a lot of attention at the Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports Racecar and Trade January 17-19 is the Hendrick Motorsports NASCAR Cup team cars. The 36th edition of the popular show takes place at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA. Press Releases 1/9

  • World of Outlaws)The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series on Friday, April 10, will return to Merced Speedway and the Ocean Speedway event will now take place Saturday, April 11. The changes are the result of the Spring Calistoga Speedway event being canceled due to local governance matters. DIRT/World of Outlaws 1/9

  • TBJ Promotions)The Midget Round Up will return in 2020 for the fifth edition of the famed midget and micro sprint event hosted by TBJ Promotions. Airport Raceway in Garden City, Kan., will be the site of the two-day event during Memorial Day Weekend - May 23-24 - with the POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget Series and the POWRi Lucas Oil RMMRA Series sanctioning the midget portion of the event. The three premier classes for the Lucas Oil National Open Wheel 600 Series presented by Hi-Plains Building Division - Stock Non-Wing, Winged 'A' Class and Restricted 'A' Class - will also be in action both nights. Press Releases 1/9

  • Chris Andrews)Chris Andrews is returning to Thomas Motorsports for another shot at the "Super Bowl" of midget racing. The 34th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals Presented by General Tire is held next week inside the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., where the event draws approximately 350 racers from across the world. Press Releases 1/9

  • Zac Taylor)Zac Taylor is heading into his fifth run at the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals presented by General Tire held inside the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., next week better prepared and more confident than ever. Press Releases 1/9

  • Derek Hagar)Derek Hagar continues to build his confidence each time he enters the River Spirit Expo Center, which hosts the 34th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire next week. This year he will have teammates as Hagar-Proctor Racing is taking a three-car team to the spectacle. Cody Hays races on Monday, Hagar on Tuesday and Timmy Thrash on Friday prior to the event concluding next Saturday. Press Releases 1/9

  • Giovanni Scelzi)January is a busy month for Giovanni Scelzi, who is preparing for a handful of marquee short-track racing events. It begins next week when he heads to the middle of the country for the 34 th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire, which runs Monday through Saturday inside the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla. Scelzi's preliminary night is Wednesday and he'll pilot a Tucker-Boat Motorsports midget. Press Releases 1/9

  • USAC)Shane Cockrum, a three-time winner on the USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series trail during his career, has joined Five Three Motorsports for the dirt portion of the series schedule for the 2020 season. Cockrum, of Benton, Ill. and the Joliet, Ill.-based Schuck family's Five-Three Motorsports form a formidable pairing of USAC winning driver and a team who is eager to win its first ever USAC Silver Crown race in the coming season. USAC 1/9

  • Gas City I-69 Speedway IN)An awards banquet celebrating the 2019 season at Gas City I-69 Speedway is set for Saturday night, Jan. 25. The banquet will be held at Eventfully Yours, located at 5243 South Adams Street (Hwy. 15) in Marion, Ind., with Peace and Plenty Catering providing the food and beverages for the evening’s festivities. Press Releases 1/9

  • Premier Speedway AU)The 2020 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic is just two weeks away with the festivities set to kick off with the Classic Breakfast from 9.30am on Friday January 24, 2020 at the Wannon Function Centre. Press Releases 1/9

Wednesday  January 8th

                      Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see, and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious. Stephen Hawking

 8:45pm

RESULTS....

  • Photos)Steve Koletar photos from Allentown PA PPL Center 1-4-2020. Ryan Flores & Dylan Hoch winners.  SpeedShotz 1/8

  • Valvoline Raceway AU)1 #USA4 Kalib Henry 2 #N16 Daniel Sayre 3 #N22 James Thompson 4 #NS97 Luke Geering 5 #S63 Ryan Jones 6 #N52 Mark Attard 7 #N61 Mick Matchett 8 #NS24 Peter Bourke 9 #NS35 Kaitlyn Anthony 10 #Q6 Mick Rowell 11 #N41 Jeff Lawler 12 #N92 Jamie Tilley 13 #N18 Guy Stanshall 14 #N88 Jimmy Matchett 15 #N97 Warren Vassall 16 #N73 Darren Salmon Wingless Sprints...1 #N41 Jason Bates 2 #N25 Marshall Blyton 3 #N97 Kyle Mock 4 #N5 Mark Blyton 5 #N16 Ashleigh Jack 6 #N51 Dean Thomas 7 #NX48 Tyson Williams 8 #N42 Zac Pacchiarotta 9 #N20 Troy Little 10 #N99 Mitchell O'brien 11 #NX91 Shane Sheedy 12 #N98 Leigton O'brien 13 #NX16 Andrew Sayre 14 #NX52 William Lucas 15 #N53 Jeff Thomas 16 #N84 Jarrad Rust 17 #N83 Darryl Marshall 18 #N45 Troy Carey 19 #NX23 Matthew Pescod 20 #NX82 Nathan Dicker 21 #NX5 Max Risbridger 22 #NX21 Kyle Ionn 23 #N29 Michael Sammut 24 #NX31 Joel Rhind 1/8

PRESS....

  • Premier Speedway AU)Making a Classic final is every young Sprintcar Racers dream and in 2019 both Tim Van Ginneken and Brayden Parr were a part of the 24 strong field that greeted the starter at the commencement of the 40-lap finale. In 2020 both of these Victorian based Sprintcar pilots will return to Sungold Stadium to start from scratch, all over again against another 90 plus drivers from all over Australia as well as some of the very best Americans. Tim Van Ginneken will be at the wheel of the V44 Triple X with a Maxwill Race Engines 410 for company. Press Releases 1/8

  • Cale Thomas/Trone Outdoor Motorsports)Pennsylvania car owner John Trone has tabbed Cale Thomas as the new driver of the Trone Outdoors Motorsports No. 39 Maxim, with a focus on premier races in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast. Thomas and Trone are planning a schedule of more than 60 races this season, including many World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions races in the area, while filling in the remainder of their calendar at many local Central Pennsylvania facilities. Press Releases 1/8

  • Premier Speedway AU)The official entry list for the 2020 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic continues to grow with 88 drivers and teams having now entered for the event to be held over three huge nights from January 24 to 26, 2020. Having made the Classic final in 2018, and electing to bypass the event last season, exciting Queenslander Luke Oldfield will return to Sungold Stadium to contest the Classic once again. Press Releases 1/8

  • RAMS Racing)RAMS Racing is proud to announce they will be supporting Veterans Community Project (VCP) for the 2020 season beginning at the Chili Bowl Nationals. VCP is a group of combat veterans in Kansas City, Missouri who refuse to let any Veteran fall through the cracks. From providing housing to offering walk-in support services, they are there for everyone who took the oath to serve America. Press Releases 1/8

  • Kyle Offill)Heading into what will be his fourth season aboard a winged sprint car, Tracy, CA driver Kyle Offill will turn his primary focus towards the 410ci ranks in 2020 as he is set for his rookie season with the King of the West Series (KWS). Press Releases 1/8

  • Damion Gardner)Concord, California racing star Damion Gardner closed the 2019 season in historic fashion when he became the first driver to win eight championships in the 74-year history of Southern California sprint car racing. Coming into the year, the dark-haired driver’s total of seven So Cal titles tied him with National Sprint Car Hall of Famer Ron Shuman. Press Releases 1/8

  • US 36 Raceway MO)The US 36 Raceway pre-season drivers’ meeting for the upcoming season is scheduled for this Sunday, Jan. 12 at 10 a.m. The meeting will take place at the Cameron Community Center and drivers will have the opportunity to register, select pit stalls and ask questions regarding the upcoming season. 1/8

Tuesday  January 7th                     

We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. E. M. Forster

 6:45pm

PRESS....

  • Champion Racing Oil/RM Racing Lubricants Central PA Sprint Cars)Over $25,000 in cash and product certificates were sent out to the top 10 Central PA Sprint car drivers right before Christmas. Danny Dietrich, Freddie Rahmer, Brian Montieth, Lance Dewease, Anthony Macri, Ryan Smith, Lucas Wolfe, Logan Wagner, Kyle Moody and Cory Haas all received checks.  $6,000 went to champion Danny Dietrich down to $1,000 for 10 place Cory Haas. Champion Racing Oil, Butler Built, RM Racing Lubricants, Hoseheads.com, Maxim Chassis, Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic, Conroy Pneu-Control, Capitol Renegade, Fast Tees, and J&S Fabrication have all provided towards the point fund. All sorts of gift certificates, product discounts and product were also provided by Wings Unlimited, Panchos Racing Products, Kreitz Oval Track Parts, Keizer Aluminum Wheels,  Zemco Speed Equipment, Triple X Race Co, ATL Fuel Cells, Smith Titanium, Indy Race Parts, King Racing Products, Rider Racing Engines, Racing Electronics, Red Robin, DMI Inc, Caskey Group, AL Driveline and Hot Show Racewear. Champion Racing Oil/RM Racing Lubricants Central PA Sprints  1/7

  • Column)Pat & Bruce Eckel have their report from the PPL Center in Allentown on the TQ midget racing held there on Friday night. A Typical Weekend1/7

  • USCS)The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters congratulates frequent USCS competitor and the series’ 2019 feature wins leader, Mark Smith from Sunbury, Pennsylvania on his nomination for the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame 360 sprint car “Wild Card Driver of the Year”. Mark Smith topped the United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters wins column with 11 (Eleven) trips to the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane. Additionally, Smith who is Co-Founder and Owner of the Mach 1 Chassis, Inc. led the Nation in winged 360 sprint car victories with 14 wins during the 2019 season. USCS 1/7

  • Chase Johnson)Chase Johnson prides himself on being able to climb into any type of race car and quickly develop into a contender. The Californian has done just that in limited midget starts, winning for car owner Tom Malloy last year in only four event starts. The duo will team up again next week at the 34th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire, which is held Monday through Saturday inside the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla. Press Releases 1/7

  • Racin Boys)The 2020 Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire is setting up to be one of the biggest in event history. With a little less than one week remaining until the midget spectacle begins inside the River Spirit Expo Center, running Jan. 13-18, a total of 355 entries have been submitted. That is only 10 shy of the record car count, which was set in 2017. Press Releases 1/7

  • Tyler Thompson)In conjunction with Seymour Racing and Indy Performance Composites, Oswego Speedway International Classic Champion, Tyler Thompson, will make his Chili Bowl Midget Nationals debut on Tuesday, January 14 inside the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, OK. Press Releases 1/7

  • Len Sammons Productions)With two blockbuster events in the books, the 2020 Indoor Auto Racing Series fueled by VP heads to Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City on Friday and Saturday January 31st and February 1st for the 18th annual NAPA Auto Parts Classic. Defending series champion Erick Rudolph of Ransomville, N.Y. won the opener held inside the PPL Center in Allentown, Pa. on Friday night January 3rd. Ryan Flores, a native of Brick, N.J. now living in Mooresville, N.C. won the TQ Midget feature event on Saturday night. Press Releases 1/7

  • Terry McCarl/Austin McCarl)Inching closer to Florida Speedweek to open the 2020 season, Terry and Austin McCarl are both pleased to welcome Real-Geese Silhouette Decoys aboard both the No. 4 and No. 17A cars. Based out of Bradner, OH, Real Geese manufactures several different models of silhouette decoys for the waterfowl hunter. Offering different price ranges, and options, Real-Geese uses digitally enhanced, detailed images, the highest quality materials, and most advanced production methods on their products to provide an unmatched durability. Press Releases 1/7

  • Landon Simon)Landon Simon announced today his plans to pilot the newly redesigned Rams Racing, Rockwell Security, The Hayloft Farm to Table Online, Dave & Buster’s No. 2L Bullet Chassis powered by Mopar for the 34th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire, January 13-18 at the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Press Releases 1/7

  • NSCHOF)The non-profit National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Foundation is gearing up for a big week in Tulsa, Oklahoma, during the 34th Annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals, presented by General Tire, January 13-18, 2020. The museum’s week will be highlighted by the announcement of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame’s “31st Class” on Tuesday, January 14, and its museum-benefit auction on Thursday, January 16. In addition, its three divisions of North American Sprint Car Poll awards will be announced January 15-17. Press Releases 1/7

  • IRA)The Hopf Farms Bullring Showdown is back! The Bumper To Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint Series is proud to announce the dates for the 4th annual “5 race, series within a series.” The 2020 version kicks off Memorial Day weekend with a pair of events, opening at Beaver Dam Raceway on Saturday May 23rd, followed by an event at 141 Speedway on Sunday May 24th. Round 3 returns to 141 Speedway on Sunday July 5th. Round 4 is set for the Plymouth Dirt Track on Saturday August 1st. The finale for the 5 race series falls during the Sheboygan County Fair event at the Plymouth Dirt Track on Saturday of Labor Day weekend, September 5th. If rain dates are needed, the first would be the IRA event scheduled for Sunday September 6th at 141 Speedway. The IRA is very proud to be associated with our friends, Dean & Stacy Hopf, and their large racing family. 1/7

Monday  January 6th

                      Everyone goes through adversity in life, but what matters is how you learn from it. Lou Holtz

 6:00am

RESULTS....

  • Len Sammons Productions)One night after riding out a spectacular flip early in the (Three Quarter) TQ Midget feature, Ryan Flores of Troutman, NC, came back to score an impressive win inside Allentown, PA's PPL Center in the 40-lap Indoor Auto Racing Series Allentown finale . Race Results 1/6

  • Tulsa Shootout)Wrapping up the 35th annual Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout with 55 laps in the Outlaw A-Feature, three different leaders and a first-time winner capped off a run of five first time winners on Saturday night.ASCS 1/6

PRESS....

  • Port Royal Speedway PA)Port Royal Speedway officially wrapped up the 2019 racing season Saturday night with their annual awards banquet held at the Lewistown Moose Family Center. Five divisions were represented with track champions and special award winners being recognized along with the top 10 in season ending point standings. Food was provided thanks to Harshbarger’s Sub N Malt. Central PA 1/6

  • SCCT)The office of Russell Motorsports Inc. has officially delivered the schedule of events for the Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards, which enters its fourth season of competition in 2020. Press Releases 1/6

  • Rahmer Brothers Racing)Leffler energy is excited to announce continued sponsorship of Rahmer Brothers Racing for the 2020 Central Pennsylvania Sprint season. RBR is a two-car team consisting of Brandon, car #88, and Freddie, car #51 Rahmer. The team, based in Salfordsville PA, races regularly at Williams Grove speedway located in Mechanicsburg PA on Friday evenings and at Lincoln Speedway in Abbotstown PA on Saturday evenings in addition the twin brothers will compete in numerous other sprint car races throughout the mid-atlantic region. Press Releases 1/6

  • Premier Speedway AU)He is back! Tim Kaeding will return to Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool for Victorian based car owner Wayne Cole aboard the VA6 entry. Joining TK in the field will be Warrnambool’s Jye O’Keeffe, Brayden Cooley and Chris McInerney from Young in New South Wales. Press Releases 1/6

  • Sprintcar All Stars AU)With the 10th running of the prestigious All Star Challenge only two weeks away the hype has started as the names start to roll in. “With $10K on the line for the winner and $1,000 to start it is no wonder teams are starting to nominate. Every year we attract a couple of Americans and this year is no different with the Dickson Motorsport entry of Shane Stewart being the first. Stewart has been travelling to Australia for many years and his list of accomplishments over his race season is enormous; I am honoured to have him run with us.” Promoter Searle tells us Press Releases 1/6

  • Selinsgrove Speedway PA)The recently released 2020 Selinsgrove Speedway schedule of events holds 21 dates for dirt track racing fans, seven of which will feature the 410 sprint cars. That total of seven shows for the 410s during the season ahead represents a noticeable increase over recent seasons. Just two or three races have been slated for the division during the last few years so a doubling or tripling of races for the new year has Selinsgrove sprint car fans excited. Central PA 1/6

  • Lucas Oil Chili Bowl)With less than a week before teams begin rolling into the River Spirit Expo Center for the 34th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire, the Qualifying Nights have been laid out. While each night's lineup of talent is subject to change, the five nights leading up to Saturday's run of Alphabet Soup will see the top-two from each A-Feature locking themselves into Saturday's 55-lap championship.ASCS 1/6

Saturday  January 4th

                      I don't know any other way to lead but by example. Don Shula

 2:30pm

RESULTS....

  • Archerfield Speedway AU)1 #USA15 Donny Schatz 2 #V40 Rusty Hickman 3 #W2 Kerry Madsen 4 #V88 Dave Murcott 5 #USA5w Lucas Wolfe 6 #W17 James McFadden 7 #A1 Andrew Scheuerle 8 #W60 Lachlan McHugh 9 #Q83 Steven Lines 10 #Q59 Kevin Titman 11 #S13 Brock Hallet 12 #Q16 Bryan Mann 13 #Q17 Luke Oldfield 14 #Q54 Randy Morgan 15 #Q8 Brock Dean 16 #T22 Jock Goodyer 17 #Q2 Brent Kratzmann 18 #V25 Jack Lee 19 #Q51 Tim Farrell 20 #V55 Brooke Tatnell 1/4

  • Valvoline Raceway AU)1 #W26 Cory Eliason 2 #USA56 Aaron Reutzel 3 #N99 Carson Macedo 4 #USA7 Brad Sweet 5 #NQ7 Robbie Farr 6 #D2 Ben Atkinson 7 #N53 Jessie Attard 8 #N47 Marcus Dumesny 9 #S63 Ryan Jones 10 #N54 Grant Tunks 11 #USA0 Lynton Jeffrey 12 #NS71 Michael Stewart 13 #N56 Michael Saller 14 #N48 Jackson Delamont 15 #USA55 McKenna Haase 16 #NQ5 Danny Reidy 17 #NS6 Matt Geering 18 #N86 Ben Atkinson JR 19 #N61 Mick Matchett 20 #N16 Daniel Sayre 21 #N32 Warren Ferguson 22 #N20 Troy Little 23 #NZ69 Brett Sullivan 24 #V5 Max Dumesny 1/4

  • Hobart Raceway AU)1 #T 48 Nick Penno 2 #T 10 Jamie Bricknell 3 #T 9 Chris Johns 4 #T 35 Adrian Redpath 5 #T 14 Mark House 6 #T 17 Jason Dawkins 7 #T 45 Kurt Luttrell 8 #T 2 Scott Bissett 9 #T 16 Adam Alexander 10 #T 87 Bradley Walkley 11 #T 5 Mahtia Bissett 12 #T 20 Tony Clasener 13 #T 3 Chris Gallagher 14 #T 11 Jason Redpath 1/4

  • Borderline Speedway AU)Wingless Sprints...1 #V33 Luke Storer 2 #V43 Daniel Storer 3 #V32 Dayn Bentvelzen 4 #S23 Jack McCarthy 5 #N97 Kyle Mock 6 #V77 Alex Thomson 7 #V 95 Glenn Watts 8 #V 28 Tim Van Ginnekin 9 #NX16 Andrew Sayre 10 #A1 Alex Ross 11 #V93 Travis Millar 12 #N58 Luke Sayre 13 #S35 Mitchell Broome 14 #V79 Clint Mclaren 15 #V4 Carly Walsh 16 #VX50 Luke Weel 17 #V45 Bhoe Paterson 18 #V23 Mathew Balcombe 1/4

  • Murray Bridge Speedway AU)Feature 1...1 #S97 Matt Egel 2 #S81 Luke Dillon 3 #S4 Lisa Walker 4 #USA4 Kalib Henry 5 #S78 Keke Falland 6 #S14 Brendan Quinn 7 #S2 Craig Vanderstelt 8 #S27 Daniel Pestka 9 #S90 Michael Lovegrove 10 #S38 Lachlan McDonough 11 #S3 Ben Morris 12 #S10 Steven Caruso 13 #S98 Chad Ely 14 #S45 Jake Tranter 15 #S16 Joel Heinrich 16 #V49 Ricky Clark Feature 2...1 #S81 Luke Dillon 2 #S10 Steven Caruso 3 #S90 Michael Lovegrove 4 #S14 Brendan Quinn 5 #S27 Daniel Pestka 6 #USA4 Kalib Henry 7 #S3 Ben Morris 8 #S38 Lachlan McDonough 9 #S98 Chad Ely 10 #S78 Keke Falland 11 #V49 Ricky Clark 12 #S4 Lisa Walker 13 #S97 Matt Egel 14 #S45 Jake Tranter 15 #S16 Joel Heinrich 16 #S2 Craig Vanderstelt  1/4

  • Albany Speedway AU)1 #USA87 Shane Stewart 2 #3 Callum Williamson 3 #USA1 Bud Kaeding 4 #11 Jason Kendrick 5 #79 Kris Coyle 6 #97 Mitchell Wormall 7 #12 Daniel Harding 8 #94 Matthew Cross 9 #USA2 Harli White 10 #8 Andrew Priolo 1/4

  • Len Sammons Productions)Four time Indoor Auto Racing Series TQ Midget season champion Erick Rudolph of Ransomville, NY ducked under Shawn Nye with 25 laps complete in Friday’s 40-lap TQ Midget Indoor Auto Racing Series feature and kept Nye at bay for the remaining laps to win. Rudolph won in a car built by Mark Lafler that was fielded with ten inch tires as opposed to the thirteen inch tires all of Lafler’s cars have used previously. Race Results 1/4

  • Tulsa Shootout)Three days, 252 individual races, and 2,196 laps later, the stage is nearly set for the finale of the 35th annual Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout. Looking at a run of 65 events on Saturday, the final day of competition will begin with Restricted A-Class B-Features.ASCS 1/4

PRESS....

  • RUSH)Three days, 252 individual races, and 2,196 laps later, the stage is nearly set for the finale of the 35th annual Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout. Looking at a run of 65 events on Saturday, the final day of competition will begin with Restricted A-Class B-Features. Press Releases 1/4

  • USCS)Additional accolades and congratulations go to 12-time and 2019 United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters National Champion Terry Gray of Bartlett, Tennessee as the car owner of the two-car Terry Gray Racing team for their nomination as one of only three winged 360 sprint car teams in North America to be nominated for the 2019 National Sprint Car Hall of Fame 360 sprint car “Team of the Year” award.USCS 1/4

  • Premier Speedway AU)It is now official, American NASCAR Star Kyle Larson will join 2018 Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic Runner-Up and Carson Macedo in what is a potent two-car team for Singleton, NSW based car owner Sean Dyson. The entry forms have been lodged, with Dyson having put all of the logistical pieces of the puzzle together to launch an audacious assault on the 2020 version of the South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic. Press Releases 1/4

  • Racin Boys)The 35th annual Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout finale has arrived with a busy day of action inside the River Spirit Expo Center set to wrap up the micro sprint spectacle. A total of 65 events remain before the coveted Golden Driller is handed out to the winner of each of the seven divisions competing. The RacinBoys Broadcasting Network will continue to offer live Pay-Per-View video with the action beginning at 9 a.m. (Central). Opening Ceremonies for the night competition is scheduled for 6 p.m. (Central). Press Releases 1/4

                                   

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