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KO's Indiana Bullring Scene Kevin Oldham 8/21 BillW's Knoxville News Bill Wright 12/2 Hoosier Race Report Danny Burton (IN)12/24
Florida Open Wheel Richard Golardi 1/4 Tri-State Outlook Duane Hancock (OH/IN/MI) 7/27 The West Coast Sprint Car Scene Joseph Terrell 1/14
NARC News Line Jim Allen 1/5 From the Grandstand Ron Rodda (CA) 12/2

A Typical Weekend Pat & Bruce Eckel (IN/IL) 12/20

From Spurs To Slide Jobs Ashley Zimmerman 9/17    

(TOP) The early race for the lead position in Tuesday's Chili Bowl Preliminary A-Main event as lady driver Kaylee Bryson (71K) runs on the inside groove of Kyle Larson (01) and Michael "Buddy" Kofoid (67). (TOP MIDDLE) As the race stretches on, the spotlight for the top position soon develops around Kyle Larson (01) and Buddy Kofoid (67) with Kofoid nabbing the lead position on the final five laps. (MIDDLE) With his foot smashed on the throttle, Kofoid blasts by flagman Terry Mattox's waving checkered flag winning the event. (BOTTOM MIDDLE) The top three finishers in Tuesday's A-Main event are (left to right) runner up Kyle Larson, winner Michael "Buddy" Kofoid, and third place finisher Chris Windom. (BOTTOM) Joyfully celebrating are Buddy Kofoid's crew, car owners, and family in victory lane...........ANOTHER HEIN BROTHERS' "ACTION" PHOTOGRAPHS

(TOP) The battle for lead position in the start of Friday's Preliminary A-Main event as Sam Johnson (72J) held off the serious challenges of Ricky Stenhouse Junior (47s). (TOP MIDDLE) By midway through the race, Johnson (72J) had the serious threat of Justin Grant (2J) to deal that by the 16th lap, Grant made his winning move to the top sport. (MIDDLE) With Grant leading the way, he had to deal with Stenhouse Junior (47s) as he continue to make his bid for the top position as Grant continue to lead the way as the pair blasts by flagman Terry Mattox's double checkered flag. (BOTTOM MIDDLE) The top three finishers in Friday's Preliminary A-Main event with (left to right) runner up Ricky Stenhouse Junior, winner Justin Grant, and 17th place starter Zeb Wise who finished third. (BOTTOM) Justin Grant and the RMS crew and family celebrates their win in victory lane...........ANOTHER HEIN BROTHERS' "ACTION" PHOTOGRAPHS

(TOP) Wednesday evening Chili Bowl Midget Nationals 30 lap Preliminary A-Main event started with pole setter Jason McDougal (4b) charging into to lead with Kevin Thomas Junior (5T), Rico Abreu (97), and Colby Copeland (27w) slugging it out for second position.(TOP MIDDLE) During the closing laps of the event, Abreu (97) works his way into second and hunted down race leader McDougal (4b) and make his move into the lead position with 6 laps remaining. (MIDDLE) The race was far from over as Thomas Junior (5T) tries to reel in race leader Abreu (97) as flagman Terry Mattox displays the white flag. Abreu held off all challenges as he blasts to the finish line winning his fifth Preliminary Chili Bowl A-Main event. (BOTTOM MIDDLE) Finishing in the top three in Wednesday's Preliminary A-Main event were (left to right) runner up Kevin Thomas Junior, winner Rico Abreu, and third place finisher Blake Hahn. (BOTTOM) Enjoying the time in victory lane are Rico Abreu and his car owners, pit crew, and family...........ANOTHER HEIN BROTHERS' "ACTION" PHOTOGRAPHS

(TOP) The race during Monday evening Chili Bowl A-Main event with CA's Tanner Carrick (98) uses the inside groove to nab the lead position from race leader AZ's Jerry Coons Junior (85) with eight laps remaining. (TOP MIDDLE) Hard charger Carrick (98) goes on to hold off the late pressure of IN's Tyler Courtney during the late stages of the 30 lap event. (7BC). (MIDDLE) With the petal to the metal, Carrick goes on to win the Preliminary A-Main event as he charges across the finish line. (BOTTOM MIDDLE) The top three finished of the event are (left to right) runner up Tyler "Sunshine" Courtney (7BC), winner Tanner Carrick, and third place finisher Chase Johnson. (BOTTOM) A happy Carrick celebrating with his family, car owners, and pit crew members in the winner circle...........ANOTHER HEIN BROTHERS' "ACTION" PHOTOGRAPHS  

 

Chili Bowl 2022   Taylor Reimer  Hein Brothers Photo Click image to enlarge   SpeedShotz

(TOP) The battle in Thursday's Chili Bowl Preliminary A-Main event started with Shane Golobic (17w) leading the first four laps before the determined Tanner Thorson (19T) took over the first place position. (TOP MIDDLE) The race was on as Christopher Bell (71w) uses the inside groove to track down race leader Thorson with Bell making the winning move with three laps remaining. (MIDDLE) Although the final laps were plagued with caution flags, Bell held on to the top spot and goes on to win the 30 lap event as he blasts past flagman Terry Mattox's double checkered flags. (BOTTOM MIDDLE) The top three finishers in Thursday's are (left to right) runner up Tanner Thorson, winner Christopher Bell, and third place finisher CJ Leary. (BOTTOM) Celebrating in victory lane for the fourth time this week in four races are the Keith Kuntz Motorsport pit crew along with the family and friends of Christopher Bell...........ANOTHER HEIN BROTHERS' "ACTION" PHOTOGRAPHS

Chili Bowl 2022 Justin Grant  Pat Grant Photo Click image to enlarge  SpeedShotz

Chili Bowl 2022   Buddy Kofoid Pat Grant Photo Click image to enlarge  SpeedShotz

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“That yellow doesn’t come out, I’m pretty sure Ricky [Stenhouse] wins that race, We caught a big break there getting back to the lead and knowing that the bottom was there, and it was cleaning off, but I still didn’t feel that great down there so I kept trying to circle the top of one and two, and then he finally rolled up alongside me and I had to hustle down the backstretch and get that door closed.” Justin Grant winning Friday night at the Chili Bowl

“First off I’ve got to say, damn I love the Chili Bowl!” stated Christopher Bell from Thursday night Chili Bowl Victory Lane.

“First off, I just want to let everyone know we’re thinking about Daison Pursley right now. He’s a big part of our team, and he’s not here but I know he’s watching. We love you, buddy. Keep working hard. My guys do an unbelievable job on these racecars, and it shows, We’ve won three in a row this week, and my car as the race went on just built momentum. It would just shoot off the corner, but at the end, my pace slowed down just so I didn’t make mistakes on the cushion.” Rico Abreu winning Wednesday night at the Chili Bowl

"I was trying to stay close to him in traffic. All the lappers were running their own race side by side, so you kind of had to pick through and be able to be there. The opportunity never really came in traffic like I thought, and the top side started getting really treacherous in three and four."Buddy Kofoid winning Tuesday night at the Chili Bowl

“I went through the finish line and when I went to use the brake pedal, there were no brakes. By that time it was too late and I plugged it into the fence." Tanner Carrick winning Monday night at the Chili Bowl and then flipping.

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.

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4. 19 Brent Marks 1123 11
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Becoming the 22nd driver to top the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire, Nevada’s Tanner Thorson wheeled the Reinbold/Underwood Motorsports No. 19t to Victory Lane on Saturday night. Christopher Bell was 2nd and Rico Abreu 3rd.  Joe Orth Photos

   

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Sunday January 16th 

Tanner Thorson wins the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl      Michael Diers Pole Position Photo

2:00am

RESULTS....

  • Chili Bowl)Becoming the 22nd driver to top the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire, Nevada’s Tanner Thorson wheeled the Reinbold/Underwood Motorsports No. 19t to Victory Lane on Saturday night. “I knew I had to step it up from Thursday night,” stated Thorson on his thoughts going into the day. “Bell was obviously better than me, and I knew they were going to bring the same car if not better. It helped having Kasey [Kahne] there running another car that was set up nearly identical. It brought a lot to my attention and the car ended up feeling pretty good.” ASCS1/16

Saturday 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

2:50pm

RESULTS....

  • Maddington Toyota Series AU)Jason Kendrick won his sixth show from 10 outings and Callum Williamson won the six-night Speedweek crown. That is the snapshot after round 10 of the 2021-22 Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series was contested at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday night - which was also the sixth and final round of the Speedway Australia Sprintcar Speedweek. Race Results 1/15

  • Archerfield Speedway AU)Sprints...1 #T22 Jock Goodyer 2 #Q17 Luke Oldfield 3 #N99 Carson Macedo 4 #S13 Brock Hallet 5 #Q66 Ryan Newton 6 #NQ10 Jy Corbet 7 #Q10 Adam Butler 8 #Q07 Aaron Kelly 9 #Q75 Darren Jensen 10 #Q54 Richard Morgan 11 #NQ2 Andrew Baumber 12 #Q42 Kristy Bonsey 13 #Q3 Karl Hoffmans 14 #Q4 Brad Ayres 15 #Q16 Bryan Mann 16 #Q67 Trent Vardy 17 #Q91 Taylor Prosser 18 #NQ7 Lachlan McHugh 19 #N7 Robbie Farr 20 #Q59 Kevin Titman Midgets...1 #A1 Carson Macedo 2 #4 Michael Kendall 3 #Q99 Brock Dean 4 #58 Rusty Whittaker 5 #N6 Matt Geering 6 #37 Lachy Paulger 7 #23 Casey O'Connell 8 #81 Brad Dawson 9 #36 Cal Whatmore 10 #41 Jordan MacKay 11 #N15 DJ Raw 12 #71 Dylan Menz 13 #45 Tom Clauss 14 #Q15 Darren Dillon 15 #82 Jack Bell 16 #88 Scott Jeynes 17 #Q6 Darren Vine 18 #11 Charlie Brown 19 #8 Scott Doyle 20 #46 Liam Williams 1/15

  • Simpson Speedway AU)Sprintcar All Stars...1 #SA14 Brendan Quinn 2 #V11 Grant Anderson 3 #V60 Jordyn Charge 4 #V6 Cameron Waters 5 #V92 Mathew Reed 6 #SA10 Steven Caruso 7 #V34 Brenten Farrer 8 #V4 Phil Lock 9 #V73 Charles Hunter 10 #VA75 David Donegan 11 #V7 Paul Solomon 12 #V46 Jordan Abbott 13 #V95 Ryan Davis 14 #S27 Daniel Pestka 15 #V40 Rusty Hickman 16 #V56 James Aronyosi 17 #W17 James Mcfadden 18 #V45 Steven Lines 19 #V70 John Vogels 20 #V83 Chris Solomon 1/15

  • Lismore Speedway AU)1/12...1 #N47 Marcus Dumesny 2 #NQ7 Lachlan McHugh 3 #Q17 Luke Oldfield 4 #N99 Carson Macedo 5 #T22 Jock Goodyer 6 #Q66 Ryan Newton 7 #S13 Brock Hallet 8 #Q7 Aaron Kelly 9 #N57 Matt Dumesny 10 #Q69 Mick Sauer 11 #NS4 Ian Madsen 12 #Q91 Taylor Prosser 13 #Q4 Brad Ayres 14 #Q3 Karl Hoffmans 15 #NQ73 Libby Ellis 16 #NQ51 Leigh Holman 1/15

PRESS....

  • Waynesfield Raceway OH)The 2022 season for Waynesfield Raceway Park will see at least five events. It all kicks off Saturday, April 2 with winged 410 sprints, the Ohio Logistics National Racing Alliance (NRA) 360 sprints and the USAC D2 Thunder Midgets in action. “The Field” will return to action on Sunday, May 1 with the FloRacing All Star Circuit of Champions followed by the MPD Racing Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) non-wing sprints along with winged 410 sprints, 360 sprints and the USAC D2 Thunder Midgets on May 29. Press Releases 1/15

  • PPB Motorsports 2022)With just a few days remaining before the doors open for the 36th edition of the Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports Trade and Race Car show set for the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA on January 21-22, there are many more great attractions being added. Press Releases 1/15

Friday January 14th 

                                    

People will generally accept facts as truth only if the facts agree with what they already believe.  Andy Rooney

Justin Grant drove the RMS' Spike chassis to captures Friday evening Preliminary A-Main event at the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals which prevented Keith Kunz Motorsports from nabbing all five Preliminary A-Main events...........ANOTHER HEIN BROTHERS' "ACTION" PHOTOGRAPHS

11:50pm

RESULTS....

  • Chili Bowl)Powering to his fifth Driven2SaveLives Preliminary Night Victory in the past six years, California’s Justin Grant held off the charge of Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. in the closing laps to lock into his sixth career Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire A-Feature event. The win by Grant is the first of the week for RMS/NOS Energy Drink Team; ending the steak of preliminary wins by Keith Kunz Motorsports at four. The win is also the fourth of the week by a driver from California. Oklahoma’s Christopher Bell captured Thursday’s prelim victory. ASCS1/14

  • NSCHOF)For the second time in three seasons, Brad Sweet of Grass Valley, California was voted “Driver of the Year” by the North American 410 Sprint Car Poll voting panel of media members, promoters, sanctioning officials and manufacturers. Sweet was the World of Outlaws champion for the third year in a row, and racked up sixteen of his seventeen wins with the series. Included amongst his wins was the $25,000 Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup at Lernerville. Brad received ten of twenty first place ballots cast. 2020 “Driver of the Year,” Kyle Larson, received seven first place votes, and David Gravel, Donny Schatz and Brent Marks also received ballot votes in the top spot.

9:00pm

PRESS....

  • Thunder On The Hill)The thirty-third season of Thunder on the Hill will return to the Grandview Speedway in 2022 proudly supported by long time sponsors NAPA Auto Parts, the series lead sponsor and, associate series sponsors Pioneer Pole Buildings and Levan Machine & Truck Equipment. Press Releases 1/14

  • Knoxville Raceway IA)As the “Sprint Car Capital of the World” prepares for its 69th season of racing, Knoxville Raceway officials and the Marion County Fair Association have announced an increased purse structure for all Knoxville Championship Series events. The highest-paying, weekly track championship series will increase its purse by more than $100,000 in 2022. Additionally, Weiler Night with the FloRacing All-Star Circuit of Champions on Saturday, July 30, will now pay $8,000 to the winner, an increase of $1,000 over the 2021 event. The August 7th Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank will also increase from $8,000-to-win to a $9,000 payout in 2022. Press Releases 1/14

  • USCS)Congratulations to the "Bartlett Bullet", 13-time United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters National Champion, Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee who was announced at the 2022 Chili Bowl Midget Nationals event in Tulsa, Oklahoma as a 2022 National Sprint Car Hall of Fame Inductee. USCS 1/14

  • Column)Joseph Terrell has his next column appreciating the nomination of Tim Green to the sprint car hall of fame and how it was long overdue for driver of his accomplishments.The West Coast Sprint Car Scene1/14

Thursday January 13th 

                                    

Ali even told me in the ring, 'You can't beat me - I'm your Lord.' I just told him, 'Lord, you're in the wrong place tonight.'  Joe Frazier

Christopher Bell returns Thursday night to win his seventh consecutive Preliminary Chili Bowl Midget A-Main nabbing a total of eight Prelim win since 2014...........ANOTHER HEIN BROTHERS' "ACTION" PHOTOGRAPHS

11:50pm

RESULTS....

  • Chili Bowl)Winning Thursday’s John Christer Trucking Qualifying Night, Christopher Bell used every line possible to work by Tanner Thorson in the final five laps. Tying Sammy Swindell for all-time preliminary night wins, Bell's win was his seventh in as many years to make it eighth victories since 2014. Back in a car owned by Keith Kunz Motorsports, the win is No. 35 for Kunz at the Tulsa Expo Raceway.  ASCS1/13

PRESS....

  • Len Sammons Productions)The Indoor Auto Racing Series TQ Midget one-two punch of Ryan Flores and Andy Jankowiak may have dominated the 2022 opener in Allentown, PA on January 8, but as the Series heads for Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ on January 28-29 for NAPA KNOW HOW weekend, they’ll have to contend with Erick Rudolph. Press Releases 1/13

  • Premier Auto Speedway AU)The 49th South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic is just over a week away and tickets are still available as we look forward to welcoming the 80 plus entrants who will vie for the $30,000.00 winners purse! One of the most hotly debated parts of the Classic weekend since the three-night program was introduced has been who qualifies on which night. Press Releases 1/13

  • NSCHOF)Blake Hahn, of Sapulpa, Oklahoma was voted the 2021 “Driver of the Year” by the North American 360 Sprint Car Poll voting panel of media members, promoters, sanctioning officials and manufacturers assembled by the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum. It is a first-time honor for Hahn, who was champion of the American Sprint Car Series (ASCS) in 2021. Among Hahn’s seven wins with the series was the Short Track Nationals at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock in October. Hahn received eight of the fifteen first place votes cast.Press Releases 1/13

3:00pm

PRESS....

  • Photos)A truck load of shots by Hein Brothers from Monday and Tuesday at the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl are in  SpeedShotz 1/13

  • Sprintcar All Stars AU)Last year’s winner of the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Challenge James McFadden is returning to defend his title. The Monte Motorsport team locked a 360 engine in early to ensure they didn’t miss out and attempt to take out back to back wins and in doing so pick up a cool $15K for the effort.Press Releases 1/13

  • Bridgeport Motorsports Park NJ)Stock car racing has always been the headliner of New Jersey’s Bridgeport Speedway. In addition to Modifieds, 602 Crate Sportsman and Street Stocks, the Bridgeport Motorsports Park will feature more than twenty sprint car events throughout the 2022 season. Doug and Brittany Rose have put together an action-packed schedule for the 2022 season and sprint cars – both winged and wingless will play a major role. Press Releases 1/13

  • DIRTVision)The state-of-the-art Jackson Motorplex will be brought to homes nationwide in 2022 as the Minnesota racetrack joins DIRTVision’s premier lineup of weekly racing. DIRTVision FAST PASS subscribers will have access to the high-octane racing produced from the 4/10-mile track weekly, featuring Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, SportMods, Stock Cars, Hobby Stocks and Sport Compacts. This also includes the track’s AGCO Jackson Nationals crown jewel event for the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, now set for August 18-20. World of Outlaws 1/13

Wednesday January 12th 

                          

Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes, playing a poor hand well.  Jack London

A happy Rico Abreu captures his career fifth Preliminary A-Main after nabbing Wednesday’s Chili Bowl Midget Preliminary A-Main feature in Tulsa, OK as Rico shares victory lane with his girlfriend Meagan Droud and their pet dog Gus...........ANOTHER HEIN BROTHERS' "ACTION" PHOTOGRAPHS

11:45pm

RESULTS....

  • Chili Bowl)Landing in Victory Lane on Wednesday night for the seventh time, California’s Rico Abreu captured his fifth win in as many years on Hard Rock Hotel Casino Qualifying Night at the 36th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire.  ASCS1/12

  • NSCHOF)Brady Bacon of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma today was named the 2021 “Driver of the Year” by the North American Non-Wing Sprint Car Poll voting panel of media members, promoters, sanctioning officials and manufacturers for the second consecutive year and for the third time overall. The 2021 USAC National Sprint Car champion counted the won four times with the series and led it in top five and top ten finishes. Bacon earned seven of the eleven first-place ballots cast in the year-end poll. 2017 Non-wing “Driver of the Year,” Kevin Thomas Jr. of Cullman, Alabama, received three first place ballots, and Justin Grant of Ione, California one. Press Releases 1/12

2:00pm

PRESS....

  • Kerry Madsen/Roth Motorsports)With the team’s 2022 World of Outlaws plans set, Roth Motorsports is pleased to announce that Australian native, Kerry Madsen will pilot a second Roth Motorsports car in 2022. Madsen will team up with veteran Crew Chief, Paul Baines, and run a schedule made up of West Coast races as well as premier events across the country which includes one very special event freshly minted Hall of Fame Car Owner, Dennis Roth later this Summer at the Knoxville Raceway. Press Releases 1/12

  • POWRi)Emerging as a steady weekly racing division with outstanding open-wheel action while continuing to grow in entries, the POWRi RaceSaver Super Sprints at Lake Ozark Speedway will see more racing scheduled in the upcoming season with a hearty twenty-two events on the calendar. Press Releases 1/12

Tuesday January 11th 

                          

Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened.  Dr. Seuss

A happy Buddy Kofoid hold the winning trophy above his head after capturing Tuesday's Preliminary Chili Bowl Midget Nationals A-Main event...........ANOTHER HEIN BROTHERS' "ACTION" PHOTOGRAPHS

11:30pm

RESULTS....

  • Chili Bowl)Counting it down from his first preliminary A-Feature appearance in 2020, California's Michael "Buddy" Kofoid was third the first time, second the last time, and the winner this time in the Keith Kunz Motorsports-Curb-Agajanian No. 67. Breaking a four-year streak of Larson prelim night wins, Kofoid earned the win during Tuesday's Warren CAT Qualifying Night. ASCS1/11

PRESS....

  • NSCHOF)Congratulations to our 2022 NSCHoF Inductees! Drivers:Bob Frey, Eric Gordon, Terry Gray, Tim Green, Tony Stewart. Mech/Owner: Ralph Heitzelman, Walter T. Ross, Dennis Roth Events/Promotions: Johnny Gibson Media: Jack Kromer, Robin Miller Pioneer:Walter “Slim” Rutherford Press Releases 1/11

  • Photos)Shots by Pat Grant & Hein Brothers from Monday at the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl are in  SpeedShotz 1/11

  • Len Sammons Productions)After a spectacular battle for supremacy ended in Ryan Flores favor in the Indoor Auto Racing Series 2022 opener, Andy Jankowiak hopes to even the score in round two inside Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall on January 28 & 29 for the NAPA Know How Gambler’s Classic. A huge crowd Saturday night inside Allentown’s PPL Center celebrated the return of the Indoor Auto Racing after an absence of nearly two years. Flores proved once again to be the master of Allentown winning for the fifth time in ten races held there. Press Releases 1/11

  • Sprintcar All Stars AU)Steven Lines is the latest to join the field of stars for this coming Saturdays Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Challenge at Heystbury Stockfeed Simpson Speedway. “This is pretty cool news for us, I have been trying to talk Steve into running with us for years now but the timing has never been right and now thanks to Dave Challons the time is right now.Press Releases 1/11

4:00pm

PRESS....

  • DIRTVision)Say Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic to any Sprint Car driver and you’ll see the same level of joy and excitement in their expressions as if mentioning the Knoxville Nationals. To them, it’s equally special… just down under. DIRTVision, the premier source for dirt racing broadcasts, will live stream Australia’s biggest Sprint Car event from Premier Speedway in Warrnambool, VIC, featuring stars from the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series tour to fans across North America, Jan. 21-23.World of Outlaws 1/11

  • Premier Speedway AU)As announced last night the original Classic field of 75 was sure to increase with a number of verbal commitments having been made by some travelling teams. The names that have seen the entry list climb to 81 certainly add some spice to the 49th South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic.Press Releases 1/11

  • NSCHOF)The non-profit National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Foundation is gearing up for a big week in Tulsa, Oklahoma, during the 36th Annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals, presented by General Tire, January 10-15, 2022. The museum’s week will be highlighted by the announcement of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame’s “32nd Class” on Tuesday, January 11, and its museum-benefit auction on Thursday, January 13. In addition, its three divisions of North American Sprint Car Poll awards will be announced January 12-14. Press Releases 1/11

1:00am

RESULTS....

  • Chili Bowl)Landing his first career victory at the Tulsa Expo Raceway, California’s Tanner Carrick wheeled the Keith Kunz Motorsports-Curb-Agajanian No. 98 to the front of the field on Lap 22 and held on to top Monday’s Cummins Qualifying Night A-Feature. Locking into his first Saturday night A-Feature, the win is No. 30 atop the Tulsa Expo Raceway for car owner, Keith Kunz. ASCS1/11

  • Photos)Pit Shots by Hein Brothers from Sunday at the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl are in  SpeedShotz 1/11

Monday January 10th 

                     

Sure the fight was fixed. I fixed it with a right hand.  George Foreman

8:00pm

PRESS....

  • Column)Danny Burton has Chapter 16 of Shifting Gears, his story about a racer.  The 16th chapter is Arley Sell Out Hoosier Race Report1/10

  • Premier Speedway AU)The Premier Speedway Club is buoyed by the support of Sprintcar Teams from across the country, with strong entry numbers for the 2022 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic having been received. With 75 entries having officially been lodged with a number of teams having provided further commitment, while on the road after competing in Queensland in recent days. Press Releases 1/10

  • Kaleb Johnson)Kaleb Johnson is pleased to announce a major move in his racing career regarding his plans for the 2022 season. "I'm happy to share that we plan on competing in a 410 sprint car this year on a regular basis," he said. "We intend to be at all of the 410 races at Huset's Speedway and Jackson Motorplex. I'm really looking forward to it. This is something I've long anticipated." Press Releases 1/10

  • Sprintcar All Stars)The countdown has now seriously started for the prestigious All Star Challenge this coming Saturday night at Heytesbury Stockfeeds Simpson Speedway and with the extra money on the line for the winner all the 360 hard hitters have already put their hands up to compete. V40 Rusty Hickman comes into the show with confidence after winning the Col Beasley Classic and RD 1 of the Series at Horsham. Hickman was next level at Mildura and will be a tough competitor.Press Releases 1/10

Sunday January 9th 

                                           

If you take no risks, you will suffer no defeats. But if you take no risks, you win no victories.  Richard M. Nixon

10:00pm

RESULTS....

  • Allentown PA)Ryan Flores of Davidson, NC raced to victory Saturday night in the Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled By VP 2022 season opener inside Allentown, PA's PPL Center. To win, Flores had to hold off the race-long challenges of Andy Jankowiak of Tonawanda, NY while Lehigh Valley, PA native Matt Janisch of Nazareth, PA charged from deep in the field to finish a solid third. The win was Flores' fifth in the PPL Center, including the most recent previous race run January 4, 2020. Race Results 1/9

  • Premier Speedway AU)The Beasley Memorial Speedcar A-Main soon became a Nathan Smee Clinic as he worked all pockets of Sungold Stadium enroute to his maiden victory in the time-honored event. Smee took the win from Nick Parker who was stout in second place, with Robert Heard capping of a great night with a podium finish. Matt Jackson and Andy Pearce rounded out a classy top five. Jordan Rae won the Formula 500 Dash for Cash event, from Dylan Beveridge and Dylan Willsher. Race Results 1/9

  • Sprintcar All Stars AU)Rusty Hickman won his 2nd Col Beasley Classic Saturday night at RD 3 of the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series. Hickman was dominant from green to checker in the thrilling nonstop 30 lap final. Race Results 1/9

PRESS....

  • USCS)The United Sprint Car has posted a 33-race 2022 schedule of events for the USCS Mid-South Thunder Tour regional series for winged sprint cars with over $425,000 in cash and merchandise posted including the year end points fund awarded from March until October. The USCS Mid-South Thunder Tour will take its drivers and teams to fifteen different speedways in four states during the 2022 racing season. USCS 1/9

  • Eastern Creek Speedway AU)Despite the best efforts of Sydney Metro, NSW Office of Sport, Greater Sydney Parklands and the contractor, Abergeldie, to remain on track for the completion of our brand new Eastern Creek speedway and opening event on January 14th, the latest wave of COVID-19 in NSW has unfortunately impacted on the construction schedule and therefore regretfully postponing its opening to February 26. This date has been selected to align with the interstate speedway calendar and already scheduled competitions, whilst also allowing some time to ensure resourcing capacities can be met for construction requirements and any COVID risk management assessments.This is as disappointing news to us as it will be to many of you, however we want to ensure that the opening of the Eastern Creek speedway offers a spectator and competitor experience that delivers on the calibre of the newly constructed track and facilities. You can be assured that the wait will be worth it. We look forward to offering you unforgettable events with the best racing at the best venue and will continue to keep you updated with information on the progression of construction and timeline for opening. We thank the NSW Government for its help and support in these challenging times. All tickets pre-purchased for the event will be fully refunded.1/9

  • POWRi)Featuring premier midget racing across multiple state swings staying close to their Oklahoma roots, the Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget League presented by Realty Connect will travel to ten various venues of speed throughout the twenty-eight race-date 2022 season schedule. Press Releases 1/9

  • POWRi)The Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League in the 2022 racing season will see a schedule of thirty-eight events spanning from March through October with highly anticipated visits to sixteen various racing venues. Serving as the POWRi Season Opener the Lucas Oil POWRi National Midgets will link up with the Lucas Oil POWRi West Midgets for the Ninth Annual Turnpike Challenge. Starting with Port City Raceway for practice night on Wednesday, March 23rd, followed by the season kick-off on Thursday, March 24th. Press Releases 1/9

  • West Coast Sprint Car Scene)Check out Joseph Terrell's new https://wcsprintscene.com 1/9

  • NOSA)The Bumper to Bumper IRA Sprints are coming to River Cities Speedway to take on the Buffalo Wild Wings NOSA Sprints July 15-16, 2022 for the Buffalo Wild Wings King of the Wings. River Cities will also host the World of Outlaws Late Models on July 15th. Press Releases 1/9

Saturday January 8th 

However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.  Stephen Hawking

9:45pm

RESULTS....

  • Maddington Toyota Series)Jason Kendrick won his fifth feature race of the season when a late-race move paid dividends at Ellenbrook Speedway on Saturday night. Kendrick’s latest win was in round 9 of the 2021-22 Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series that was also round 5 of the Speedway Australia Speedweek Series at the Maddington Toyota Summer Slam. Race Results 1/8

  • Western Springs Speedway NZ)Midgets...1 #3NZ Max Guilford 2 #10A Brad Mosen 3 #39A Peter Hunnibell 4 #2NZ Ryan Baker 5 #25M Aaron Hodgson 6 #1NZ Hayden Williams 7 #14M Kenny Roberts 8 #91M Hayden Guptill 9 #10M Mitch Osborne 10 #54A Michael Pickens 11 #11A Kaleb Currie 12 #5A Brock Maskovich 13 #33A James Cossey 14 #16A Ryan Barry 15 #97A Breyton Davidson 16 #93P Karl McGill 17 #67S Duane Hickman 18 #7A Ben Mathews 19 #85A Trent Way 20 #63A Jayden Worthington 1/8

  • Archerfield Speedway AU)1 #A1 Jamie Veal 2 #N57 Matt Dumesny 3 #T22 Jock Goodyer 4 #Q17 Luke Oldfield 5 #Q07 Aaron Kelly 6 #Q10 Adam Butler 7 #Q75 Darren Jensen 8 #Q54 Randy Morgan 9 #N56 Michael Saller 10 #Q43 Dave Fanning 11 #Q85 Nelson Reddacliff 12 #N47 Marcus Dumesny 13 #Q14 Mark Pholi 14 #S14 Brendan Quinn 15 #NS4 Ian Madsen 16 #S13 Brock Hallet 17 #N99 Carson Macedo 18 #W17 James McFadden 19 #Q66 Ryan Newton 20 #Q16 Bryan Mann 1/8

  • Ellenbrook Speedway AU)1 #11 Jason Kendrick 2 #41 Daniel Harding 3 #3 Callum Williamson 4 #14 Jason Pryde 5 #77 Bradley Maiolo 6 #2 Dayne Kingshott 7 #97 Mitchell Wormall 8 #20 Ryan Lancaster 9 #94 Matthew Cross 10 #7 Rod Howe 1/8

  • Blue Ribbon Speedway AU)1 #S27 Daniel Pestka 2 #VA88 Grant Stansfield 3 #V68 Brett Milburn 4 #T62 Tate Frost 5 #V11 Grant Anderson 6 #T7 Tim Hutchins 7 #VA81 Rhys Baxter 8 #V75 Mitchell Smith 9 #V64 Eddie Lumbar 10 #V44 Tim Van Ginneken 11 #V78 Chris Campbell 12 #V51 Peter Milnes 13 #V63 Kevin Reeves 14 #VA99 Paul Drew 15 #VA12 Mark Carlin 16 #V58 Daniel Burleigh 17 #VA29 Terry Rankin 1/8

  • Simpson Speedway AU)Vic Wingless...1 #V33 Luke Storer 2 #V43 Daniel Storer 3 #V93 Travis Millar 4 #V11 Matthew Symons 5 #VX89 Christopher Temby 6 #V1 Alex Ross 7 #S1 Tyson Martin 8 #S86 Kirby Hillyer 9 #S26 Rylan Furler 10 #S23 Jack McCarthy 11 #V52 Scott Irons 12 #N41 Jason Bates 13 #VX34 Adin Robertson 14 #A1 Kyle Mock 15 #V4 Carly Walsh 16 #V53 Samantha Millar 17 #S5 Joel Chadwick 18 #V79 Clint Mclaren 19 #VX27 Bree Hall 20 #VX99 Hayden Clifford 1/8

  • Sprintcar All Stars AU)Mildura Speedway...1 #V40 Rusty Hickman 2 #SA10 Steven Caruso 3 #S33 Mark Caruso 4 #V73 Charles Hunter 5 #D26 Todd Moule 6 #VA 9 Brad Warren 7 #V60 Jordyn Charge 8 #V6 Cameron Waters 9 #SA98 Chad Ely 10 #SA3 Ben Morris 11 #V7 Paul Solomon 12 #SA96 Brendan Guerin 13 #V39 Brett Smith 14 #V4 Phil Lock 15 #NT52 Jason Bolitho 16 #V43 Corey Sandow 17 #VA91 Daniel Scott 18 #V46 Jordan Abbott 19 #N46 Stacey Galliford 20 #D21 Zac Farrer 1/8

  • Allentown PA)TQ Midget drivers Tim Buckwalter, Billy Pauch, Jr. and Matt Roselli were the winners of a trio of 20-lap TQ Midget Qualifiers Friday night that helped set the field for Saturday's Indoor Auto Racing Series races inside Allentown, PA's PPL Center. Race Results 1/8

PRESS....

  • IRA)IRA’s AutoMeter Wisconsin wingLESS Sprint Series is proud to announce their 2022 schedule. The primarily based GM604 powered machines will again run on Hoosier tires. Wilmot Raceway will provide a home track for the group which averaged 38 cars per night at the southeast Wisconsin third-mile. Overall the group will compete in 28 events, at 8 venues within a 3 state territory. IRA 1/8

  • NARC KWS)Silly season delivered an early Christmas present last month when Tarlton Motorsports announced Mitchell Faccinto would be the team’s primary driver in 2022 with Drew Warner filling the role of crew chief, and the duo have prioritized chasing the NARC Fujitsu General Sprint Car championship. King of the West/NARC 1/8

  • USAC)Kevin Huntley, a six-time USAC National feature winning driver across three decades in the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s, passed away in his sleep overnight on January 8, 2022. He was 56 years old. Affectionately known as “The Pup,” Huntley began his sprint car racing career on the bullrings near his Bloomington, Ind. home with a sprint car purchased with the help of his father, Rex, and three-time USAC National Sprint Car champion Sheldon Kinser. USAC 1/8

  • CRASH PAD) Happy 2022 to all our friends, Dealers and Customers!! I’m trying to kick 2021 to the curb, but it is not going easily! There just isn’t enough time to address all the things that go wrong and require extra work to repair and extra admin time investment. For sure, I’d be in deeper trouble if I was sidelined with a racing back injury. That’s why The Crash Pad was developed and I use mine every time I’m in the car. If I can Reduce my Risk of Spinal Injury with this simple seat insert, I’m doing it!! And then I get the extra comfort I feel in the seat also! PPD&E – Price, Performance, Durability and Ease to install describe The Crash Pad. Get yours now while still at 2021 prices. www.crashpadus.com or 717-235-7250.1/8

  • POWRi)Packed to the brim with an onslaught of family-fun weekend entertainment ranging from top-notch traveling racing series events and fan-favorite Monster Truck and Demo-Derby returns to the debuts of the LOS Bike Bash and LOS Music Fest plus the best weekly racers around enjoying quite a few added money events, Lake Ozark Speedway is proud to unveil the highly anticipated forty-event-date 2022 Season Schedule.Press Releases 1/8

  • IRA)The Bumper To Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint Series is proud to announce their “tentative” 2022 schedule. The goal was to have a 30 race point schedule in place, and that has been accomplished. The series has many traditional stops and annual events, though three venues reappear on the schedule after a several year absence, and in the case of Sycamore Speedway (May 7), it has been over 30 years since IRA 410’s visited the popular northern Illinois bullring. IRA 1/8

  • Oswego Speedway NY)The Oswego Winged Super Challenge is pleased to announce the Holiday Inn Express & Suites of Oswego as the official hotel of the series in 2022. Located at 140 E. 13th St. in Oswego, the Holiday Inn Express & Suites is in close proximity to all major travel routes including State Route 104 and State Route 481. Press Releases 1/8

  • POWRi)Thirty-two POWRi 410 Wing Outlaw Sprint League events span the 2022 racing schedule for the premiere of the series, with visits to thirteen various outstanding factories of open-wheel excitement. Basing the POWRi 410 Wing Outlaw Sprint League home-track of operations at Lake Ozark Speedway, the league will witness twelve events at “The Lake” spanning the 2022 racing season beginning with the Season Opener Showcase on Saturday, April 2.Press Releases 1/8

Friday January 7th 

History repeats itself, and that's one of the things that's wrong with history.  Clarence Darrow

11:00pm

PRESS....

  • World of Outlaws)With 90+ races taking teams from coast to coast and ranging from February to November, there’s no denying that the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car schedule is one of the most grueling in all of Motorsports. From the 2021 World Finals (Nov. 6) to the 2022 DIRTcar Nationals (Feb. 10), teams only have a mere 96 days to enjoy working from the comfort of their home shop. Don’t be fooled, though, this three-month stretch is arguably the busiest time of the year for the crew members and manufacturers who make this Series go around. World of Outlaws 1/7

  • POWRi)Packing a portion of the honored pedigree for the Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League Points Champion entails an automatic entry into the Vacuworx Race of Champions held annually during Chili Bowl Nationals in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Winning the League accolades in 2021, Bryant Weideman, of Colby Kansas, will become the youngest driver to compete in the special race during Monday’s Cummins Qualifying Night. Press Releases 1/7

  • FloRacing)The Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals is an indoor racing event held January 10-15 at the SageNet Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. This year's event features a record-breaking number of entries that will be competing for the coveted Golden Driller trophy. https://www.floracing.com/1/7

  • FloRacing)For more than three decades now, the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals has been a proving ground for racers from almost every discipline imaginable. Stars from NASCAR and IndyCar to Sprint Cars and Late Models, and much more, have been shedding their comfort zones and trying to tackle this daunting challenge for a long time now.https://www.floracing.com/ 1/7

  • Len Sammons Productions)With over 100 TQ Midget, Champ Kart and Slingshot cars and teams ready to file into the PPL Center in downtown Allentown, PA Friday morning, January 7, the intensive track building work inside the arena is all but finalized. The racing schedule calls for doors opening at 6:00 PM with racing getting underway at 7:30 PM on Friday. On Saturday, doors open and Fan Fest begins at 5 PM with racing starting at 7:00 PM sharp. The on-track Fan Fest is available at no extra charge to ticket holders who chose the option when making their purchase. Press Releases 1/7

  • Husets Speedway SD)Huset's Speedway officials have found a way to make the 2022 season bigger and better. The dirt oval will feature an updated 410ci winged sprint car payout structure. All Sunday night weekly events will pay $4,000 to win, $3,000 for second place, $2,500 for third and $500 to start the feature. Additionally, the season opener on May 8 and the Season Championship on Sept. 4 will pay $5,000 to win. Press Releases 1/7

  • Winged 410 Sprint Car Power Rankings)After surrendering the top spot in 2020, Brad Sweet recaptured the number one position in the 2021 edition of the Winged 410 Sprint Car Power Rankings. After earning his first number one ranking in 2020, Sweet ceded the top position to Kyle Larson.  But the Grass Valley, CA, bounced bac to recapture the top ranking in 2021 on the strength of 17 overall wins in 2021 including 16 in World of Outlaws competition as he raced to a third consecutive series championship.Press Releases 1/7

  • Twin State Auto Racing Club)The longest active non profit racing club in the country, the Twin State Auto Racing Club based out of the Youngstown, Ohio area, celebrates its historic 50th anniversary with their successful auto/drag racing mall show. The show will be held at the Shenango Valley Mall, in Hermitage , Pa. from Friday March 18th through Sunday March 20th 2022. The cars will be pushed in after the mall closes at 8 pm on Thursday March 17th, and will exit the mall after business hours on Sunday March 20th.Press Releases 1/7

Thursday January 6th 

I follow three rules: Do the right thing, do the best you can, and always show people you care. Lou Holtz

11:30pm

PRESS....

  • Column)Joseph Terrell has his next column looking at some of the most intriguing issues on the west coast as the 2022 sprint car season nears including a personal challenge to be a better race fan.The West Coast Sprint Car Scene1/6

  • AST)The Action Sprint Tour Fueled by Pinty's Crate Sprint Car series is ready for season five, and series officials are excited to announce a 17-race schedule for 2022. Each race will pay a minimum of $1,000 to the winner, and ten events will be broadcast live on GForceTV. Press Releases 1/6

  • World of Outlaws)With the season-opening DIRTcar Nationals still over a month away, the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series roster is continuing to take shape. Today, Noah Gass of Mounds, OK announced his intention to hit the road and go full-time with The Greatest Show on Dirt in 2022. The teenager will pilot his family-owned Arrowhead Electric, Big G Transport, Triple-X/Claxton #20G across the near 90-race slate this season. World of Outlaws 1/6

  • Non Wing Sprint Car Power Rankings)Brady Bacon made it two years in a row by topping the Non-Wing Sprint Car Power Rankings once again in 2021. Bacon became the third different driver to top the Non-Wing Sprint Car Power Rankings in consecutive years since its inception in 2013 along with Robert Ballou (2014 and 2015) and Kevin Thomas, Jr. (2016, 2017 and 2018).Press Releases 1/6

Wednesday January 5th 

It's no big thing, but you make big things out of little things sometimes.  Robert Duvall

11:50pm

PRESS....

  • Perris Auto Speedway CA)Perris Auto Speedway promoter Don Kazarian is pleased to release the track’s 2022 schedule. The season will be the 26th year of competition for the widely known racing facility. The 2022 campaign will feature 27 exciting nights of racing action on the West Coast’s premier dirt track. Widely known for its long association with sprint cars, the open-wheel discipline leads the way with 10 dates this year. The Amsoil USAC/CRA and the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars will kick off the open-wheel portion of the schedule with the SoCal Showdown on March 26th. The PAS Senior and Young Gun Sprint Cars will partner up and race together at each USAC/CRA Sprint Car show through the month of October. Press Releases 1/5

  • Clinton County Speedway PA)The Clinton County Fair Association is pleased to announce the tentative schedule for the 2022 racing season at the 3/8 mile oval. The season will feature 26 events with a weekly division headlined by the RaceSaver Sprint Cars or the Limited Late Models. There are also several sanctioning groups that will make their first appearances at the speedway in 2022. Central PA 1/5

  • Sprintcar All Stars AU)“Finally we get to return to one of our favourite race tracks, Timmis Speedway this Saturday night for the Col Beasley Classic. Our opening round in October was canned due to Covid but everything is falling into place for this weekend. Press Releases 1/5

  • Torgerson Racing)Torgerson Racing of Medford, Oregon enjoyed a successful 37th annual Tulsa Shootout over the weekend, winning three heat races and qualifying for three features during the world’s largest and most prestigious Micro Sprint race. Facing off against over 1,700 entries packing the Tulsa Expo Center, brothers Austin and Ashton Torgerson competed in quadruple duty in Winged Outlaw, Non-Wing Outlaw, Stock Non-Wing, and Winged A-Class in their Ten-J Chassis. Press Releases 1/5

  • JJ Hickle)Brandon Ikenberry and his newly formed Deuce-5 Motorsports team have dubbed Washington sprintcar sensation J.J. Hickle as their pilot for the 2022 season. With a 55 tentative race schedule set to start in Mid-March to early April, the focus will be on the Knoxville Raceway 410 points championship. Press Releases 1/5

  • Column)It’s been a busy off-season for the Northern Auto Racing Club (NARC) and many of this organizations New Year’s resolutions are about to become reality in 2022. That means more races with one of the most aggressive and big-show laden schedules in recent memory. The 27-event campaign is set to roll into 15 different facilities, including five which are not even in California. No, that is not a misprint. Yes, the NARC sprint cars will be headed to Oregon and Washington a couple of times this year.NARC News Line 1/5

4:00pm

PRESS....

  • Column)Danny Burton has Chapter 13 of Shifting Gears, his story about a racer.  The 15th chapter is Kate Hoosier Race Report1/5

  • ASCS)There will be two trips to a track named Salina in 2022, but the first will be to Salina, Kan. as the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series returns to the three-eighths mile oval for the first time since 2019. “We’re looking forward to going back to Salina Speedway. Every time we’ve been there, the fan turnout has been amazing. Tommy [Hendrickson] puts on a great show, and offers a great facility for fans and racers,” stated ASCS owner, Terry Mattox. ASCS 1/5

  • Davey Hamilton Jr)Davey Hamilton Jr. today announced that he will compete in no less than twenty-eight pavement sprint car events, including the 74th annual Pay Less Little 500 and 8th annual Pink Lady Classic, in 2022. Hamilton’s hectic season will begin January 22 at the BG Products Southern Sprint Car Shootout Series opener at 417 Southern Speedway in Punta Gorda, Florida. The 24-year-old scored his first career SSSS victory at the same track on December 4 of last year driving the Morgan Motorsports Hurricane chassis. Press Releases 1/5

  • USCS)The United Sprint Car Series is proud to announce their innovative marketing and broadcast partnership with Dirt2Media to bring LIVE streamed coverage of the twelve-race 5th Annual USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour “Winter Heat” Series presented by Engler Machine & Tool via the Dirt2Media network for the 2022 version. USCS 1/5

  • JJ Loss)Getting the 2022 season underway over the last week in Tulsa, OK, 14-year-old JJ Loss would impress at the Tulsa Shootout as one of his highlights included being one of just 18 participants to lock into four qualifier events. Competing in four divisions at the Shootout, Loss would take part in Outlaw Winged and Non-Winged action, as well as A Class Winged and Non-Winged action. Press Releases 1/5

Tuesday January 4th 

One thing I never want to be accused of is not working.  Don Shula

9:00pm

PRESS....

  • Column)Article and Photos from Richard Golardi: "2022 Florida Sprint Car Racing Wish List"Florida Open Wheel  1/4

  • IRA) The IRA is proud to announce that long time series sponsors Osborn & Son Trucking, TW Metals, and Cummins Onan have agreed to extend their partnerships with the Bumper To Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint Series for 2022. IRA is extremely proud to have all these fine companies back on board in full force. Bumper To Bumper Auto Parts & Service Centers, Sage Fruit, HRP, Hoosier Tire, and FLO Sports are also all back on the 410 side, A approximate 30 race schedule will be released this week.  The AutoMeter Wisconsin wingLESS Sprint Series will remain just that, as AutoMeter has agreed to support the series again in a title roll for 2022. The series will again roll on Hoosier Tires. An approximate 26-28 race schedule will also be released within the week. The IRA Lightning Sprints have already announced their 15 race 2022 schedule. Stay tuned for 410 and wingLESS schedule releases, the puzzle is nearly complete, as the process becomes more complicated with each year. 1/4

  • Scotty Thiel)Transitioning into the new year in a big way, Sheboygan, Wisconsin’s Scotty Thiel is pleased to welcome Walker’s Game Ear, Stealth Cam, and Muddy Outdoors to Team 73 for the 2022 season, set to debut during All Star Circuit of Champions competition at Senoia Raceway in Senoia, Georgia, on Friday and Saturday, February 4-5. Press Releases 1/4

  • Len Sammons Productions)The Indoor Auto Racing Series has confirmed a deal to have the Ironton Global Allentown Indoor Race at the PPL Center on Friday and Saturday January 7 and 8 broadcast live on Pay-Per-View through DirtTrackDigest.TV. “There is nothing like watching any race live, especially an Indoor TQ Midget race inside the state of the art PPL Center,” said promoter Len Sammons. Press Releases 1/4

  • Must See Racing)The Must See Racing Midwest Lights Sprint Series (MSRMWL) presented by Maxima Racing Oils officials today announced a unique bonus program that will be available at most races in 2022 as well as an expanded race schedule and points fund. The STEADFAST VETERANS CHALLENGE will offer a $100 bonus to the fast qualifier at MSRMWL events in 2022. If the fast qualifier accepts the challenge of starting at the rear of the feature field, he will automatically receive a $100 bonus. If he can win the feature event from starting at the rear of the field, he will receive another $100 bonus. If no driver accepts the challenge, the bonus money will carry over to the next event. Press Releases 1/4

  • Joey Amantea)Joey Amantea accomplished a dream last Saturday when he made an A Main during the 37th annual Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout. Amantea battled more than 350 other drivers before earning a spot into the Non-Wing Outlaw main event, marking his first feature start at the premier micro sprint event held inside the River Spirit Expo Center. Press Releases 1/4

  • Derek Hagar)Confidence is high for Derek Hagar as he prepares to tackle the 36th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals presented by General Tire next week. Hagar will pilot a midget for Shawn Wood with a special scheme at the event held Jan. 10-15 inside the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla. Press Releases 1/4

  • Chase Johnson)Chase Johnson is teaming up with CB Industries for the 36th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals presented by General Tire. The marquee midget event, which runs Jan. 10-15 inside the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., is set to host a record number of entrants with nearly 400 drivers signing up. The 2022 spectacle will be Johnson's seventh year at the event and his first time driving for CB Industries. Press Releases 1/4

  • 360 Sprint Car Power Rankings)J.J. Hickle emerged atop the 2021 edition of the Winged 360 Sprint Car Power Rankings. The Quilcene, WA, native topped the charts in both top-fives (41) and top-tens (62) to become the fifth different driver to land the top ranking in the Winged 360 Sprint Car Power Rankings since its inception in 2013. Hickle picked off six feature wins over the course of the year including a sweep of the three Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour events at Texas’ Devil’s Bowl Speedway and a triumph in Lucas Oil Speedway’s Hockett/McMillin Memorial.Press Releases 1/4

  • KOT)The Pinty’s Knights of Thunder 360 Sprint Car Series is ready for season two, and series officials are excited to announce a ten-race schedule for 2022. Each race will pay a minimum of $2,000 to the winner and be broadcast live on GForceTV. Press Releases 1/4

  • RUSH)RUSH Racing Series Directors Vicki Emig and Mike Leone are pleased to welcome Hovis Auto & Truck Supply as the Series' branding sponsor along with Born2Run Lubricants as the presenting sponsor for the upcoming 2022 season and beyond. Hovis and Born2Run replace Pace Performance and Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC after an impressive 11-year partnership with the Series. The Hovis and Born2Run logos will adorn not only the RUSH Racing Series logo, but also the Series logos of the RUSH Late Models, RUSH Sprint Cars, RUSH Sportsman Modifieds, RUSH Pro Mods, RUSH Stock Cars, and RUSH Karting Series. Press Releases 1/4

  • Chili Bowl)The field that will comprise the 14th annual Vacuworx Invitational Race of Champions (VIROC) has been set and is stacked with talent. Taking place during Monday’s Cummins Qualifying Night, the 2022 field was scheduled for 15 drivers, but a change by the Chili Bowl will see an additional three added to the lineup. ASCS 1/4

Monday January 3rd 

Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens.  J. R. R. Tolkien

7:30pm

PRESS....

  • USAC)For the first time in his career, Shane Cockrum will chase a USAC Silver Crown championship in 2022. The Benton, Ill. native, and fire chief for the city by trade, owns 47 career series starts since 2011, but just three of them have occurred on pavement. Now, the four-time Silver Crown race winner is prepared to run the whole 11-race deal on dirt and pavement in the coming year in the BLS Motorsports No. 71, with five dirt races and six on pavement on the docket. USAC 1/3

  • USAC)Brian Tyler’s three decades of USAC Silver Crown experience have seen him rise the ranks into becoming one of the series’ all-time greats. With experience – especially winning experience – comes knowledge. The Parma, Mich. native, whose 201 career Silver Crown starts are tied for the most all-time, doesn’t skimp on parting with some of that knowledge to his team, to his crew and to those on his side aiding him to victory lane.  USAC 1/3

  • Midget Power Rankings)For the second year in a row, Michael “Buddy” Kofoid of Penngrove, CA, landed atop the season’s Midget Power Rankings. After posting ten wins in 2020 to earn the top spot for the first time, Kofoid upped it to 15 overall wins to take the top spot in 2021 as well.  After edging Cannon McIntosh by just two points for top honors in 2020, Kofoid took the 2021 top ranking by a comfortable 309-point margin.Press Releases 1/3

  • Xtreme Outlaw)In returning to traditional form, it’s only fitting we bring back some traditional names. The trio of driver Shane Cockrum, crew chief Davey Jones, and car owner Shane Wade will bring the Amati Racing #66 on tour to contend for the inaugural championship with the Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Car Series pres. by Low-E Insulation. World of Outlaws 1/3

2:30pm

PRESS....

  • USAC CRA)The 2021 AMSOIL USAC CRA Sprint Car banquet will be held on Saturday night, February 19, 2022, at the Longshadow Ranch Winery Temecula, California. The celebration, honoring the drivers and teams of the series following its 18th year of competition, will start at 6pm PT with sign-in and settle in, followed by dinner at 6:30pm and the awards ceremony beginning around 7:30pm. All attendees must RSVP with Tony Jones or Julie Tanaka and send payment by January 25, 2022. Be sure to include the name of the team you are with for seating arrangements. Email Tony or Julie where to send payment to at tonyjonesracing@gmail.com and julietanaka@aol.com. This facility is 21 and older. Absolutely NO outside alcohol is welcome. The location of the facility is: Longshadow Ranch Winery 39847 Calle Contento Temecula, CA 92591 951-587-6221 1/3

  • US 36 Raceway MO)With racing season fast approaching at US 36 Raceway Dirt Track we are proud to announce an exciting lineup of classes! The plan is to run six classes per week rotating some in and out to accommodate schedules. We are pleased to announce IMCA Sprint Cars, IMCA Modified, IMCA Stock Car, IMCA Sport Mod, IMCA Sport Compact, IMCA Mod Lites, Pure Stock and E-Modifieds all racing at US 36 in 2022. We are proud to announce several touring series will be in attendance throughout the year including World of Outlaws Winged Sprints, World of Outlaws Late Models, ASCS Wing Sprints, War Series Sprints and MWRA USAC Non-Wing Sprints with others being added. Press Releases 1/3

  • PPB Motorsports 2022)What do Billy Pauch Sr. and Jr., Freddie and Brandon Rahmer, Craig Von Dohren, Kevin and Brian Hirthler along with Kevin’s kids Jesse and Kayla, Trevor Kobylarz, Jonathan and David Swanson plus Davey Sammons all have in common? The answer is that they all carry sponsorship from Bob Greene’s Pioneer Pole Buildings. Press Releases 1/3

  • PASS)The Pennsylvania Sprint Series (PASS), one of the nation’s strongest regional series for the ultra-successful RaceSaver economy sprint cars, has released a 34-race 2022 schedule at eight different tracks. With a late addition of 3 additional races the schedule has grown to 37 as details for some special co-sanctioned races emerge. The schedule will begin on Saturday, March 26, at Lincoln Speedway, and end with the annual Keystone RaceSaver Challenge on Saturday, October 22, at Port Royal Speedway. Central PA 1/3

  • Matt Wood Racing)Inching closer to the start of the 2022 racing season, Matt Wood Racing is pleased to announce it’s loaded six-car line up for the 2022 Chili Bowl Midget Nationals. Continuing to support Midget racing by promoting multiple events each season, and fielding a multi car team, Matt Wood Racing will once again send a full arsenal to Tulsa, OK January 10-15th for the highly coveted kick-off to the season. Press Releases 1/3

  • Donny Schatz)10-Time World of Outlaws (WoO) NOS Energy Sprint Car Series champion Donny Schatz announced today that he will compete in the 2022 Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals driving for Mark Cooper, the owner of Spike Chassis and co-entrant, Mike Curb of Curb/Agajanian Racing. Partnering with Sage Fruit, Curb Records, Carquest, Advance Auto Parts, Absolute Automation and DKW Transport Schatz will be making his fourth event appearance in the 36th running of the Chili Bowl to be held Jan. 10 to 15 at the Tulsa Expo Raceway. Press Releases 1/3

  • BAPS Motor Speedway PA)Since Scott Gobrecht purchased Susquehanna Speedway before the 2016 season, the management team has worked tirelessly to bring top-flight racing and an improved facility to central Pennsylvania fans. A big part of the speedway’s success can be traced back to 2018. That’s when BAPS Auto Paints Supply agreed to a groundbreaking naming rights deal that changed the name of the York Haven, Pa., track to BAPS Motor Speedway. Central PA 1/3

Sunday January 2nd 

Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.  Isaac Asimov

11:30pm

RESULTS....

  • Maddington Toyota Series AU)After showing so much promise and going close on occasions, Dayne Kingshott finally broke through for his maiden sprintcar feature race win at the Perth Motorplex on Sunday night. Kingshott parked the Krikke Motorsport W2 in victory lane at the end of the 30-lap feature race that was round 8 of the 2021-22 Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series and Rd4 of the six-night Speedway Australia Speedweek. Race Results 1/2

  • Column)Danny Burton has Chapter 14 of Shifting Gears, his story about a racer.  The 14th chapter is Thad Grieves Hoosier Race Report1/2

  • Tulsa Shootout)The third race of the night that was settled in the last 100 feet at the 37th annual Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout, Oklahoma’s Jett Nunley held off the charge of Jett Barnes for the Restricted A-Class Golden Driller. ASCS 1/2

  • Tulsa Shootout)Winner by virtue of a disqualification in 2019, California’s Jake Hagopian left no doubts as to his abilities at the Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout on Saturday night; reaching the finish line first in A-Class competition. ASCS 1/2

  • Tulsa Shootout)Delivering a Golden Driller to the state of Indiana, Craig Ronk captured his first career Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout victory. Leading the entire 55 lap affair, Ronk never vacated the bottom groove of the Tulsa Expo Raceway. Getting a couple of taps in the closing laps from Thomas Kunsman, the No. 21k was unable to shake the No. 94 from the line. ASCS 1/2

PRESS....

  • Sioux Falls Swap Meet)38th Annual Race and Hi-Performance Swap Meet JANUARY 15TH 2022 EXPO EVENT CENTER W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds Sioux Falls, South Dakota 100 N Lyon Blvd Sioux Falls, SD. 57107 Saturday 8 am to 3 pm Admission $8 12 and under Free Over 300 Booths Booth Size 10 x 10 $55 (One Pass included Per Booth) WE WILL HAVE A CAR and TRAILER CORRAL FOR $30 Set Up Times Fri. Jan. 14th 9 am to 7 pm, Sat. Jan. 15th starting at 6:30 am Send payments to: Lev Promotions 6300 W. Westview Rd Sioux Falls, SD. 57107 Call or Text Bill Lev for more info: 605-201-4545 E MAIL @ BLevPromotions@gmail.com Like us on Facebook LEV PROMOTIONS 1/2

  • Len Sammons Productions)A roundtable discussion and several key seminars are in place for the 36th edition of Pioneer Pole Building Motorsports Trade and Race Car show taking place at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA January 21 and 22. Richard Tobias, Jr., founder of Speedway Entertainment, will help define the difference between a “Racer or just a Driver?” along with a veteran roundtable discussion panel. The group, which will go on stage in D-Hall at 4:30 for one hour, will include Hall of Fame racers Billy “The Kid” Pauch and Fred Rahmer. They’ll be joined by two of the best today, Billy Pauch, Jr. and Mike Mahaney. Press Releases 1/2

 

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