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1. 1. 27 Greg Hodnett 2124 19
2. 48 Danny Dietrich 1570 8
3. 1 Lucas Wolfe 1218 4
4. 21 Brian Montieth 1048 6
5. 19M Brent Marks 990 4
6. 87 Alan Krimes 890 2
7. 69K Lance Dewease 800 10
8. 07 Doug Esh 799 3
9. 51s Stevie Smith 784 4
10. 94 Ryan Smith 633 1

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KO's Indiana Bullring Scene Kevin Oldham 10/11 BillW's Knoxville News Bill Wright 10/22 Hoosier Race Report Danny Burton (IN) 10/19
Florida Open Wheel Richard Golardi 10/12 Tri-State Outlook Duane Hancock (OH/IN/MI) 10/11 Sprint Car Notes Gaye Carmichael 9/26
Dirt Divas Camisha Miller 7/22

From the Grandstand Ron Rodda (CA) 10/24

A Typical Weekend Pat & Bruce Eckel 10/24


NEMA Midget race at Waterford New London Speedway won by Doug Coby. Dick Ayers Ayers Racing Images

Robbie Farr (centre) won the Sprintcar A Main at Valvoline Raceway on 22 October, defeating Max Johnston (right) and Matt Dumesny (left). Gary Reid photo


Brad Sweet returned to Kansas City’s Lakeside Speedway and won Friday night’s 30-lap World of Outlaws feature atop the ½-mile oval. Read The Wheatley Chronicles recap of the event at


Chad Kemenah wins the 2016 All Star championship. Mark Miefert


#23; Trey Starks streaked to his 4th USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour win of the season in the World Short Track Championships 25-lap Comp Cams sprint car main event.


 Your top 3 finishers night #1 at Trophy Cup. Winner Jason Meyers 2nd Kyle Hirst and 3rd Shane Golobic.Paul Trevino



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"I think it's amazing how far we've come from this race last year to now, We were good at this race last year, but at the beginning of this year, we had some struggles and had to fine-tune some stuff and get things rolling to catch Keith (Kunz Motorsports) and some of the faster guys. I'm impressed how fast we've been able to do it." Brady Bacon winning Wayne City IL USAC/POWRi Midgets

"It was a little bit frustrating after a while, We were off to a great start. Then we hit a slump and haven't been in victory lane. But it feels like the monkey is off our back. It's a bigger leap. Tonight we had a fast car, and we were able to move through lapped traffic." Brad Sweet winning Lakeside KS WoO


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Sheldon Haudenschild wins the $10,000 All Star feature at Atomic Speedway Chillicothe,Ohio Sat. 10-22-16. Mark Miefert


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Monday  October 24th 2016

Apparently there is nothing that cannot happen today. Mark Twain



  • Column)Ron Rodda has 2016 Trophy Cup notes inFrom the Grandstand 10/24
  • Brent Marks)To help add a little extra hype to his upcoming trip south to The Dirt Track at Charlotte near Charlotte, North Carolina, the “Myerstown Missile” Brent Marks will debut a new look and a new number, helping to honor M&M Painting & Construction owner Allen Murray. Murray, one of Marks’ major partners in 2016, as well as a regular competitor in the super late model ranks, will race for the final time of his career during the Bad Boy Off Road World Finals, giving reason for Marks to display his number. Press Releases10/24
  • Perris Auto Speedway CA)Updated entry list for the 21st Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction at Perris Auto Speedway on November 10th, 11th and 12th. Press Releases10/24
  • Champion Oil)Champion Oil, an industry leader in the development of synthetic motor oils, will launch next week at SEMA two new diesel engine oils. Champion’s Blue Flame Synthetic Blend API FA-4, & CK-4 series oils will be a direct replacement for the current API CJ-4 diesel engine oil specification. Press Releases10/24
  • Short Track Nationals)With the pre-entry deadline for I-30 Speedway’s 29th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires just two days away, another pair of Sprint Car champions from the northeast and beyond are among the latest to join the mix for the $15,000 winner’s share on November 2-5. Among the latest entries are Central Pennsylvania ace Mark Smith and 17-year-old, Canadian rookie sensation Dylan Westbrook. Press Releases10/24
  • Column)Pat & Bruce Eckel have notes from the Jason Leffler Memorial at the Wayne County Speedway A Typical Weekend10/24
  • Jason Solwold)Making the tow down to Tulare, CA to take part in the 23rd Annual Trophy Cup, Jason Solwold and the Shaylen Raye Motorsports team had a very strong weekend that saw the team end up fifth in the final Trophy Cup standings. Press Releases10/24
  • Ryan Bernal)Making just his second start at the famed Trophy Cup, Ryan Bernal would turn in a nice showing that saw him finish 12th in the Saturday night feature event and 15th in the final points run down.“With not a whole lot of laps with a wing at Thunderbowl Raceway, I was pretty happy with our performance,” Ryan Bernal said. “We were pretty fast each time we hit the track I thought.” Press Releases10/24
  • Mason Moore)An up and down weekend at the 23rd Annual Trophy Cup came to a close on Saturday night with Mason Moore finish 17th in the 50-lap feature event. “It wasn’t the greatest weekend for myself and this team, but these guys worked hard and we were able to race out way into the feature on Saturday,” Mason Moore said. Press Releases10/24
  • Justyn Cox)Having his career best finish with the King of the West Series at Thunderbowl Raceway just a few weeks ago, Justyn Cox came into Trophy Cup with a lot of confidence and it showed as the Clarksburg, CA driver had a nice three nights of action. Press Releases10/24
  • Steven Tiner)When the dust settled on one of the marquee events of the season, Steven Tiner crossed the finish line in the fifth spot and ended up seventh in the final Trophy Cup point standings. “Trophy Cup is a race I really look forward to every year, and a race I really strive to do well at,” Steven Tiner said. “The last few years some bad luck as hampered us, but this year we were able to put a solid weekend together, and I have to thank everyone who made it all possible.” Press Releases10/24
  • DJ Netto)Having a great outing at the 23rd Annual Trophy Cup in Tulare, CA, DJ Netto would find himself with a hard fought second place finish during Saturday night’s 50-lap feature event which would place him third in the final Trophy Cup standings. Press Releases10/24
  • Kyle Hirst)Coming so very close to capturing his first career Trophy Cup, Kyle Hirst would find himself second in the standings after a sixth place finish during Saturday night’s feature event. “It is a little disappointing to get that close to the Trophy Cup title and come up a couple of spots short, but it was a great weekend for this entire Roth Motorsports team,” Kyle Hirst said. Press Releases10/24
  • Willie Croft)Having some bad luck during both preliminary night night’s of the 23rd Annual Trophy Cup, Willie Croft and the Rudeen Racing team would take advantage of a front row starting position on Saturday night and simply dismantle the field during the 50-lap feature event. Press Releases10/24
  • Sammy Swindell)Sammy Swindell and the Blazin' Racin' team are right on track entering the Bad Boy Off Road World of Outlaws World Finals this weekend. The team will venture to The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., this Thursday through Saturday for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series season finale fresh off a pair of learning nights with the Outlaws last weekend. Press Releases10/24
  • Jason Sides)Jason Sides is hoping to close the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series with a strong performance this weekend at the Bad Boy Off Road World of Outlaws World Finals. Sides and the Outlaws will cap the 2016 season this Thursday through Saturday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., where his best finish has been a runner-up result. Press Releases10/24
  • Henry Van Dam)Henry Van Dam capped the 2016 season with one of his strongest performances of the year. Van Dam recorded a career-best third-place result during the 23rd annual Trophy Cup on Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway, where he finished a career-best sixth in points out of nearly 60 competitors. Press Releases10/24
  • Danny Lasoski)Big Game Motorsports is heading into the final event of the season fresh off a podium finish. The Muddy sponsored team, which is slated to compete this Thursday through Saturday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., for the Bad Boy Off Road World of Outlaws World Finals with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, captured a third-place result last Saturday at Atomic Speedway during the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions season finale. Press Releases10/24
  • Trey Starks)Trey Starks produced about as dominating of a weekend as he has enjoyed in his career. Starks, who was driving for Jeff McCall, swept the USCS Series portion of the World Short Track Championships last Friday and Saturday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte, where he won for the first time to give him 11 victories at 11 different tracks this season. Press Releases10/24
  • World of Outlaws)The most prestigious dirt racing event in the country, the Bad Boy Off Road World of Outlaws World Finals, returns for three days of heart-pounding, clay-slinging action on the lightning-fast, half-mile oval on October 27-29. The Bad Boy Off Road World of Outlaws World Finals brings together the top series in the sport, the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series, the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series and the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds, for a full weekend of racing culminating in the crowning of all three series champions. DIRT/World of Outlaws 10/24
  • Shane Stewart)The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series traveled back to the Midwest this past weekend for two events. Shane Stewart and Larson Marks Racing competed at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., on Friday night and Salina (Okla.) Highbanks Speedway the following night. Press Releases10/24
  • Lucas Wolfe)Lucas Wolfe took his J&J , JimmyD's Speed&Machine , PABST Blue Ribbon #5W to a 2nd Place Podium Finish on Sunday night @ OutLaw Speedway. Wolfe charged from the rear twice in the RC Faigle/Allebach Racing J&J , after spinning to avoid contact twice with the spinning #1J Derrick Juliana . Wolfe came up just mere car lengths short @ the checkered flag which would have been the 3rd Victory in a Row in 360 competition for Wolfe in his J&J ,JimmyD's Speed&Machine #5W in New York since Sept 25th. Wolfe has (2) wins ( Rolling Wheels Raceway 9/25 & Utica Rome Speedway 10/4 ) & (2) Seconds ( World of Outlaws Fulton 10/8(410) & Outlaw Speedway 10/23 (360) ) in New York. 10/24



  • USCS)Trey Starks of Puyallup, WA was Mr. Perfect in the World Short Track Championships for the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters on both Friday and Saturday nights at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Starks capped off the clean sweep of the weekend on Saturday night with the win in the 25-lap Comp Cams sponsored sprint car main event by leading wire-to-wire. It was the fourth win of the season for Starks during the 2016 20th Anniversary USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour. In two nights of competition, Starks seemingly had none. USCS 10/24
  • NCRA)Ending the season on a terror, Jeremy Campbell took the lead early and never looked back in claiming his third straight National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products sprint car feature in a row as the season came to an end at Salina Speedway in Salina, Kansas on Saturday night. And while Campbell ended the season hot, Don Droud, Jr., who won the second and third race on the schedule, used that streak to help claim his first ever series championship. Race Results10/24
  • ESS)Binghamton’s Coleman Gulick returned to Central, NY a few months ago to resume his 360 winged sprint car career. He was knocking on the door at many Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS) events at season end, this time he put together all 25 laps for a $3,000 victory. Race Results10/24
  • UMSS TSCS)The final race of season, which was a non-point show, saw the Traditional Sprint Car Series race at the Topless Nationals at the Ogilvie Raceway for the second time at this popular late season-ending event. A good field of fifteen (15) wingless sprints signed into the pits on a fantastic fall day. When the final checkers flew, it was young James "Nitro" Giossi of New Richmond, Wisconsin parking his Traditional sprint car in Rock Auto Victory Lane for the sixth time this season. The race ran 25 laps nonstop with pole sitter Johnny Parsons III leading the first 20 laps before Giossi made the winning pass in turn 2 on lap 21 to lead the final five circuits. Race Results10/24


  • Cory Hinkle Benefit Raffle)In addition to Danny Dietrich’s helmet worn during his 2016 Champion Racing Oil National Open victory at Williams Grove Speedway, fellow Central Pennsylvania open wheel ace Lance Dewease has donated a firesuit, worn during his tenure with Hamilton Motorsports, that will also be raffled to help benefit Cory Hinkle and his fight against cancer. Press Releases10/24
  • Bricen James)After recently wrapping his 2016 outdoor season up at Bakersfield, California’s Bud Nationals a few weeks ago, young Bricen James is just a few short months away from performing on one of the biggest dirt racing stages that is in exsistance. The Albany, Oregon teenager will be hooking up with longtime Sprint Car racer, Johnny Herrera, to compete in the 2017 Chili Bowl Nationals in Tulsa, Oklahoma with legendary crew chief Kenny Woodruff turning the wrenches. But before the team makes their way to the Chili Bowl they will participate in the Junior Knepper 55 at the Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin, Illinois in the month of December.Press Releases10/24
  • Chad Kemenah)Chad Kemenah and Dale Blaney battled for the 2016 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Championship all season long and it came down to the final race of the season at the Atomic Speedway. Kemenah held a slim 18 Point Lead on Defending Champion Dale Blaney and it was business as usual for Kemenah and the Hunter Racing Team. Press Releases10/24

Sunday  October 23rd 2016

Happiness is your dentist telling you it won't hurt and then having him catch his hand in the drill. Johnny Carson



  • USAC SW)USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR SERIES RACE RESULTS: October 22, 2016 – Peoria, Arizona – Canyon Speedway Park – “Hank Arnold Memorial”  FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Charles Davis Jr., 2. Mike Martin, 3. Stevie Sussex, 4. Brian Hosford, 5. Tye Mihocko, 6. Matt Lundy, 7. R.J. Johnson, 8. Andrew Reinbold, 9. Landon Cling, 10. Bruce St. JamesUSAC 10/23
  • Canyon Speedway Park AZ)Charles Davis, Jr., saved the best for last by bringing the curtains down on the 2016 Canyon Speedway Park season during Saturday night’s Hank Arnold Memorial with his first USAC Southwest Sprint Car feature win of the year. Race Results10/23
  • DIRTCar)Trey Starks, winner of the 360 Sprints Scramble, held the lead for all 25 laps of the COMP Cams 360 Sprint Feature. For him, this race was a great way to test and adjust to the track in preparation for next week's Bad Boy Off Road World of Outlaws World Finals. "I know this event will be pretty big in the upcoming years, so it's really cool to get the first one," said Starks. "Hopefully, these are laps in the bank for next week. This was not only a race we wanted to come to win, but it was a pretty big test session for next week. We will see pretty similar conditions with a decent amount of cars next weekend, and so we got the notebook stacked up for next weekend. Even though it is a 360 [Sprint car], we learned a few things that we can probably use on the 410." DIRT/World of Outlaws 10/23
  • Trophy Cup)A dramatic 50 lap main event concluded the 23rd Annual Trophy Cup at Thunderbowl Raceway and Shane Golobic earned the points necessary to become the event champion, claiming the $20,000 prize. Heat races separated the contenders for the title, leaving four main candidates to claim the honor. With the A main inverting 20 by points, Tim Kaeding was outside row 10, being the high point car. Kyle Hirst was 2 points behind and filled the inside row 10 spot. From the Grandstand 10/23



  • Open Wheel 101)BillW has notes from Salina OK WoO in BillW's Knoxville News10/23
  • Trophy Cup)Tulare CA..#26 Willie Croft #3C DJ Netto #33V Henry Van Dam #22 Shane Golobic #94 Steven Tiner #83JR Kyle Hirst #0 Bud Kaeding #18X Jason Solwold #21R Aaron Reutzel #31C Justyn Cox #37 Mitchell Faccinto #56 Ryan Bernal #4S Buddy Kofoid #88 Terry McCarl #21X Jason Meyers #20 Colby Copeland #X1 Mason Moore #73 Parker Price Miller #83 Tim Kaeding #43 Bradley Terrell #18 Justin Sanders #21 Jonathan Allard #X1JR Sean Becker #19 Cory Eliason... Shane Golobic wins the Trophy Cup Championship. 10/23
  • NCRA)Salina KS...#10C JEREMY CAMPBELL #11X John Carney #1X DON DROUD JR #45X CJ JOHNSON #2L Logan Forler #81 JON FREEMAN #85 FORREST SUTHERLAND #20G JAKE GREIDER #72 RAY SEEMANN #20 LUKE CRANSTON #48 Taylor Forbes #81W Danny Wood #51 JOSH FAIRBANK #52 Blake Hahn #6 Kayden Taylor #98 JD JOHNSON #91 JEFF STASA 10/23
  • Top Gun Sprints)East Bay Raceway Park FL...Eagle Jet Top Gun Sprints (25-laps) 1. 3a AJ Maddox 2. 82 Matt Kurtz 3. 22 Johnny Gilbertson 4. 83 Mark Ruel, Jr. 5. 50 Joe Zuczek 6. 19 Keith Butler 7. 3k Guy Bos 8. 02 Gene Lasker 9. 3 Dennis Misuraca 10. 01 Anthony D'Alessio 11. 28 Bryan Eckley 12. 89 Steve Reidel 13. 20 Frank Carlson 14. 111 Tim Grubaugh, Jr. 15. 21 Frank Beck 16. 1 Dave Thomas 17. 17c Aileen Collins-Love 18. 55 Kurt Taylor (DNS) 19. 17 Rich Alexander (DNS) 10/23
  • USAC)USAC WESTERN HPD MIDGET RACE RESULTS: October 22, 2016 - Las Vegas, Nevada - Las Vegas Motor Speedway Bullring - "Senator's Cup Fall Classic" FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Jesse Love IV, 2. Toni Breidinger, 3. Annie Breidinger, 4. Antonia Boscacci, 5. Jeff Kelley, 6. Dezel West, 7. Jagger Jones. USAC 10/23
  • All Stars)For the fifth time in his career and for the first time since 2005, Alvada, Ohio’s Chad Kemenah is an Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions titlist, earning his fate by finishing eighth during the championship finale at Atomic Speedway on Saturday, October 22. It is a first-ever title for team owner Rob Hunter.All Stars  10/23

Saturday  October 22nd 2016

Think for yourself and question authority. Timothy Leary



  • USCS)Concord NC...#23S Trey Starks #47X Dylan Westbrook #00 Dane Lorenz #23M Lance Moss #10M Morgan Turpen #22R Kevin Roberts Jr. #4M Michael Miller #67 Jacob Mclain #21B Brandon Mclain #59III Johnny Petrozelle III #22 Shawn Murray #0 Glenn Styres #10 Terry Gray #12 Nick Roberts #99 Tanner Witherspoon #38 Tony Agin #27Z Stan Zanchin #116 Nicholas Snyder #1X Scott Hunter #24D Danny Sams III #47 Eric Riggins Jr #43 Terry Witherspoon #51 Jay Dunham 10/22
  • World of Outlaws)Daryn Pittman returned to his winning ways on the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series tour Saturday night, winning the O'Reilly Auto Parts Twister Showdown at Salina Highbanks Speedway. Pittman's trip down victory lane was his eighth of the season.DIRT/World of Outlaws 10/22
  • USAC)USAC EASTERN MIDGET RACE RESULTS: October 22, 2016 - Spotsylvania, Virginia - Dominion Raceway FIRST FEATURE: (25 laps) 1. Chris Lamb, 2. Nolan Allison, 3. Kyle Resco, 4. Sam Hatfield, 5. Andrew Layser, 6. Timmy Tyrell, 7. Jake Trainor, 8. Jake Garcia, 9. George Kurtz, 10. Jessica Bean, 11. Eric Lewis. NT SECOND FEATURE: (25 laps) 1. Nolan Allison, 2. Chris Lamb, 3. Kyle Resco, 4. Andrew Layser, 5. Sam Hatfield, 6. Jake Trainor, 7. Jessica Bean.USAC 10/22
  • USAC)Toni Breidinger of Hillsborough, Calif. tied Ashley Hazelton atop USAC's all-time female feature winners list Friday night at the Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. She has a chance to take the all-time lead tonight when the USAC Western HPD Midgets return to LVMS for the second night of the "Senator's Cup Fall Classic." Toni passed sister Annie on lap seven and led the rest of the 30-lapper to beat Annie, Jagger Jones, Antonia Boscacci and Jesse Love IV. USAC 10/22



  • Open Wheel 101)BillW has notes from Lakeside KS WoO in BillW's Knoxville News10/22
  • USAC)Wayne County Speedway in southern Illinois is a place that's become near and dear to Brady Bacon and the FMR Racing team. Nearly exactly one year to the day of Bacon and FMR's initial series start, the duo reached its greatest height yet Friday night - their very first USAC National Midget feature victory in the midget racing season's largest winner's payout share in North America. USAC 10/22
  • World of Outlaws)Brad Sweet steamrolled ahead Friday night to his eighth win of the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series season at Lakeside Speedway. The O'Reilly Auto Parts Rumble on the River did not only give Sweet an advantage to finish the season's points race in the top-three, but the victory also snapped a 33-race drought for Sweet. Sweet had not won a feature in the series since Badlands (S.D.) Motor Speedway on July 2. His best finish at Lakeside came in June 2014, when he placed sixth in the feature. Sweet started on the pole for this year's 30-lapper, which initially put him in position to break his winless streak.DIRT/World of Outlaws 10/22
  • Trophy Cup)It’s a name that is not well known beyond his Northern California home, but that will change after tonight’s 30-lap main event at the 23rd Annual Trophy Cup. Buddy Kofoid, 14 years old and a 2nd year sprint car driver, won the main event to collect $3000 and his biggest career win. Running a format identical to the Thursday opener except for the qualifying order reversed, Kofoid was 5th quick in his group to start 5th in his heat. His 3rd place heat finish meant a trip to a B main where he started 6th, being the highest point car in the invert 6 field. From the Grandstand 10/22


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  • NMDOTY)Tanner Thorson’s second place in Friday’s “Jason Leffler Memorial” at Wayne City Speedway, helped him secure the 2016 National Midget Driver of the Year Championship for the second straight tear. Thorson becomes the seventh repeat driver championship in the eighteen-year history of the NMDOTY. Thorson also joins Aaron Fike (2002-03), Brad Kuhn (2005-06), Bryan Clauson (2009-2011), and Christopher Bell (2013-14) with consecutive titles.Press Releases10/22



  • Trophy Cup)Tulare CA...Night 2...#4S Buddy Kofoid #18X Jason Solwold #X1JR Sean Becker #22 Shane Golobic #21X Jason Meyers #21R Aaron Reutzel #19 Cory Eliason #18 Justin Sanders #0 Bud Kaeding #83 Tim Kaeding #83JR Kyle Hirst #3C DJ Netto #94 Steven Tiner #20 Colby Copeland #43 Bradley Terrell #88V Jace Vanderweerd #41 Giovanni Scelzi #88 Terry McCarl #15X Blake Robertson #X1 Mason Moore #12P Scott Parker #3 Kaleb Montgomery #9L Cody Lamar #21 Jonathan Allard 10/22
  • USCS)Trey Starks of Puyallup, WA showed in Friday night preliminary action that he is the man to beat in Saturday night’s United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour Presented by K&N Filters main event in the One Short Track World Championship Race at The Dirt Track At Charlotte Motor Speedway.USCS 10/22
  • USAC/POWRi)USAC NATIONAL MIDGET CHAMPIONSHIP RACE RESULTS: October 21, 2016 - Wayne City, Illinois - Wayne County Speedway - 4th "Jason Leffler Memorial" - Presented by Great Clips - Co-sanctioned by POWRi  FEATURE: (40 laps) 1. Brady Bacon, 2. Tanner Thorson, 3. Carson Macedo, 4. Chris Windom, 5. Andrew Felker, 6. Alex Bright, 7. Chett Gehrke, 8. Spencer Baytson, 9. Dave Darland, 10. Jerry Coons Jr.,USAC 10/22

Friday  October 21st 2016

The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. Thomas Paine



  • World of Outlaws)Lakeside Speedway KS...#49 Brad Sweet #9 Daryn Pittman #1S Logan Schuchart #83 Joey Saldana #2 Shane Stewart #15 Donny Schatz #17W Kerry Madsen #82 Sammy Swindell #W20 Greg Wilson #2C Wayne Johnson #41 Jason Johnson #7S Jason Sides #O9 Matt Juhl #1A Jacob Allen #5J Jeremy Schultz #71A R.J. Johnson #13 Clyde Knipp #18 Ian Madsen #21 Brian Brown #7 Paul McMahan #5 David Gravel #12 Lynton Jeffrey #95 Matt Covington #21X Kameron Key 10/21
  • Column)Pat & Bruce Eckel have notes from Kokomo and Terre Haute in A Typical Weekend10/21


  • Sprintcar All Stars AU)As a result of the announcement of the Essendon Ford Fuel money the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series are excited to announce that have 12 contracted teams have locked in and with only 15 days before the first round at Timmis Speedway Mildura the excitement and anticipation for the 10th season grows and grows. Press Releases10/21
  • Trenton NJ)The roar of racing engines will move indoors on Friday and Saturday, December 9-10 when Len Sammons Motorsports Productions (LSMP) presents the first of three indoor TQ Midget racing series events at the Sun National Bank Center in Trenton, NJ. Press Releases10/21
  • Motorsports 2017)“The King” is returning to the Motorsports Race Car and Trade Show. After a 30 year absence Richard Petty, the winningest driver in the history of NASCAR Sprint Cup racing, will be appearing at the hugely popular Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2017 Race Car and Trade Show Fueled by Sunoco Distributed By Insinger Performance which takes place at Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA January 20-22, 2017. Press Releases10/21
  • Danny Dietrich)In an effort to help longtime friend and former crew member Cory Hinkle, Danny Dietrich is conducting a helmet raffle to help raise money toward Hinkle’s fight against cancer. Cory Hinkle was recently diagnosed with Malignant Glioblastoma; tumors that form on the supportive tissue of the brain. With medical expenses an obvious concern for the Hinkle family, Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing want to help. Press Releases10/21



  • Port Royal Speedway PA)Port Royal Speedway has canceled its October 22 Open Wheel Madness racing program due to inclement weather for late season racing. With a forecast for lingering rains early on Saturday giving way to an intense, biting wind and temperatures expected to top out around 50, the reluctant decision to cancel was made late Friday afternoon. Port Royal Speedway officials consulted with the National Weather Service in State College late on Friday afternoon and after receiving information that winds are predicted to be sustained at 20 mph, gusting to as high as 30 and 40 mph, and not expected to subside into Saturday evening, officials with URC and the PASS along with oval officials decided the best decision was to call off the event. Central PA 10/21



  • All Stars)With Mother Nature’s failure to cooperate, washing away competition for Friday evening, October 21, Atomic Speedway and Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions officials have decided to reschedule the original two-day Arctic Cat All Star championship finale and now host a single day shootout, all set for tomorrow - Saturday, October 22. Drivers will battle for a top prize equaling $10,000 on Saturday evening, highlighting a complete show that will include qualifying time trials, heat race competition, consolations, and mains. Due to time constraints, the originally scheduled “Race of Champions” will be eliminated from the Saturday evening program. All Stars 10/21
  • DIRTVision)Watch the World Short Track Championship LIVE! DIRTVision brings you the all-new, World Short Track Championship from The Dirt Track at Charlotte, October 21st and 22nd! For only $24.99, you will get to see nine divisions race, all from the comfort of your own home! Divisions incude: DIRTcar/SECA Pro Late Models DIRTcar UMP Modifieds DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds DIRTcar/SECA Pro Modifieds 360 Sprint Cars DIRTcar Pro-Sprints SECA Crate Sportsman MMSA Mini-Stocks FWD/Hornets Sign up now at! Live video coverage from DIRTVision is scheduled to begin with hot laps at 4:30 PM ET on Friday, October 21st! For a complete DIRTVision broadcast schedule, visit Click here to subscribe now! 10/21



  • Trophy Cup)Jason Meyers had a long way to go to reach the front from his 16th starting spot in the 30 lap main. The opening night of the 23rd Annual Trophy Cup provided a very racy track and Meyers was up to the task, taking the lead on lap 27 to score the $3000 victory. A 59-car field appeared, split into two groups for qualifying with each group’s fastest car receiving 150 points, dropping by one each spot. Justyn Cox led A group with a 13.931 and 2014 Cup champion, Willie Croft was quickest in group B at 13.943. From the Grandstand 10/21
  • Column)Duane Hancock has Millstream Speedway OH notes in Race Results10/21

Thursday  October 20th 2016

In making theories, always keep a window open so that you can throw one out if necessary. Bela Lugosi



  • Donny Schatz)The long road to a World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series championship begins in February and will conclude next week with the Bad Boy Off Road World Finals in Charlotte, North Carolina. That road makes one final stop this weekend in Middle America, where Tony Stewart-Curb Agajanian Racing (TSR) driver Donny Schatz and the Bad Boy Off Road/Chevrolet Performance team look to all but clinch the 2016 championship. Press Releases10/20
  • Justin Whittall)After over a month off from 360 competition, Justin Whittall and the World Wide Bearing, Pioneer Auto Body #67w will be back in action on Saturday afternoon at the Speed Palace, Port Royal Speedway. Press Releases10/20
  • Sprint Car Bandits)10 years after a grinding crash brought a halt to his successful sprint car career, former Short Track Nationals champion Pete Butler of Mabelvale, Arkansas is prepping for his return to sprint car racing. Pete has been close to his return on two other occasions, but was hit once again by health woes putting a temporary end to that from happening. Press Releases10/20
  • Team ILP)Inside Line Promotions drivers Johnny Herrera and Jack Dover advanced into the Winner's Circle and Giovanni Scelzi earned a championship to highlight last weekend for Team ILP. Herrera led the second half of Friday's opening round of the Winter Nationals at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, to claim the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour triumph. He placed third the following night during the event finale. Press Releases10/20
  • Dominic Scelzi)Dominic Scelzi will be heading overseas this winter. Scelzi is excited to announce that he will pilot a sprint car for Wormall Motorsport during approximately 16 races in Australia this December and January. Press Releases10/20



  • Photos)Doug Allen Perris CA USAC/CRA shots & Steve Koletar Williams Grove PA WoO shots are in SpeedShotz10/20
  • Ryan Smith)Ryan Smith knows that qualifying laps are key when racing with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. "Those four laps put us behind all weekend," he said. "The tracks were hammer down and I was just too tight. The way the Outlaws format is if you don't time in the top eight you're in trouble all night." Press Releases10/20
  • Champion Racing Oil)Champion Oil, a globally recognized industry leader in performance lubricants, additives, chemicals and motor oils for over 60 years, will introduce new Micro Sprint Racing Oils this year at the Las Vegas SEMA Show in Booth #24423. Press Releases10/20
  • Max Stambaugh)For the first time in his young career, “Mad Max” Stambaugh will have the opportunity to hit the road full-time; joining Ray Marshall Motorsports in 2017 for a full out excursion with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. Stambaugh will join the best of the best of the Northeast and Midwest during his upcoming travels, ultimately chasing rookie honors with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, as well as a first-ever visit to Arctic Cat All Star victory lane. Press Releases10/20
  • RPM PromotersWorkshop)When the 44th Annual RPM Promoters Workshops convene in Las Vegas, Nevada next month, they will be underwritten by record sponsor support. K&K Insurance Group, the leading insurer of motorsports in the U.S.A. and Hoosier Racing Tire, the world’s largest manufacturer of racing tires, all made in the USA, continue to sponsor the promoters’ newsletter Racing Promotion Monthly and the Workshops as year ‘round sponsors. This winter, they are joined by a record 13 supporting sponsors. Press Releases10/20
  • USAC)Thursday night's 4th "Jason Leffler Memorial" USAC National Midget race at Wayne City, Ill. has been postponed to Friday due to heavy rains and wet grounds. The race, co-sanctioned by POWRi, retains the same timetable (pits open at noon, front gates open at 5, hot laps start at 6 and racing begins at 7).10/20
  • USAC)This Saturday, October 22nd, the USAC SouthWest Sprint Cars will return to Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Arizona for the annual “Hank Arnold Memorial.” The last track promotion by Kevin Montgomery will also feature the Allscapes IMCA Stock Cars vs SCRA Stock Cars, Scottsdale Muffler & Automotive presents IMCA Hobby Stocks vs Renegades, Dwarf Cars, and Mini Sprints. An open practice will be held Friday night from 7:00pm to 10:00pm and Saturday’s racing is scheduled to begin at 7:00pm. For more event and ticket information, visit or call 602.258.RACE (7223). USAC 10/20
  • USAC)Leading all 30-laps, R.J. Johnson (Tempe, Arizona) stormed to last Saturday’s USAC SouthWest Sprint Car win at Queen Creek’s Arizona Speedway. For Johnson, the $1,500 triumph marked his 43rd career series victory and eleventh win of the campaign. USAC 10/20
  • USAC)After flipping in his heat race, “The Demon” Damion Gardner (Concord, California) rebounded to win last Saturday’s Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car feature at Perris Auto Speedway. Taking the lead from Brody Roa on lap seventeen, Gardner sailed to his 69th career series win and fourth victory of the year. Roa, Richard Vander Weerd, Austin Liggett, and Austin Williams chased “The Demon” to the checkered flags. USAC 10/20
  • Shane Stewart)Shane Stewart and his No. 2 Larson Marks Racing team will head back to the Midwest this weekend with The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. The team will travel to Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., and Salina (Okla.) Highbanks Speedway on Saturday for the rain-postponed race from the end of April. Press Releases10/20
  • Attica Raceway Park OH)The 2016 racing season at Attica Raceway Park was filled with huge events but highlighted by the some of the regions toughest weekly competition. When the final checkered flags flew, Monclova, Ohio’s Byron Reed earned his eighth 410 sprint car track championship, Mansfield, Ohio’s Matt Irey scored his first career late model track title and Fremont, Ohio’s Paul Weaver capped off arguably his best career year with his second championship in the 305 sprints. Press Releases10/20

Wednesday  October 19th 2016

I'm always making a comeback but nobody ever tells me where I've been. Billie Holiday



  • Column)Danny Burton has Terre Haute IN notes in Hoosier Race Report 10/19
  • USAC)One year ago at the "Jason Leffler Memorial," we were fortunate enough to witness a classic Bryan Clauson performance. On the gas, smooth and steady, never flinching a muscle, Bryan was able to fend off a relentless Rico Abreu during the final 12 circuits of an intense 40-lap feature to take the victory on the one-eighths-mile bullring. USAC 10/19
  • Jamie Ball)Jamie Ball faced off against nearly 50 other competitors last weekend as he invaded Devil's Bowl Speedway for the Winter Nationals for the first time in his career. "This was our first time to Devil's Bowl Speedway and wow, what a unique track it is," he said. Press Releases10/19
  • Kevin Mingus)Kevin Mingus ended his rookie season on dirt with his best sprint car result last Saturday at Millstream Speedway, where Mingus charged from 18th to a seventh-place finish. "It was our first time at that track and our first time back in the sprint car in over a month," he said. "I'm as pleased with a seventh-place run as I was with the win we got in the late model this year." Press Releases10/19
  • Jerrod Hull)Sprint car legend Jerrod Hull is calling it a career. As his son Jett embarks on responsibilities in racing and baseball, the Sikeston, Missouri driver is quietly stepping away from sprint car racing. Jerrod wrapped things up last weekend at one of his favorite haunts with the MOWA series, Jacksonville Speedway. Press Releases10/19
  • Short Track Nationals)As is the case annually, many of the biggest names and most diverse group in Sprint Car racing will soon converge upon I-30 Speedway for the 29th edition of the COMP Cam Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires. A small sample of the latest entries for the $15,000-to-win event set for November 2-5 includes the likes of Sammy Swindell, Shane Stewart, Aaron Reutzel, Tony Bruce, Jr., and Derek Hagar. Press Releases10/19
  • Aaron Reutzel)Aaron Reutzel puts a perfect record on the line this weekend. In one previous visit to Tulare’s Thunderbowl Raceway in California, Reutzel raced to an $11,000 triumph in last year’s “Peter Murphy Classic”. Press Releases10/19
  • Canyon Speedway Park AZ)Just one more night is all that remains, as Saturday night’s Hank Arnold Memorial brings the curtains down on the 2016 campaign at the 1/3-mile Canyon Speedway Park clay oval. Following an open practice on Friday night from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Saturday’s Hank Arnold Memorial will feature the USAC Southwest Sprint Cars along with IMCA Stock Cars vs. SCRA Stock Cars, IMCA Hobby Stocks vs. Renegades, Dwarf Cars and Micro Sprints. Press Releases10/19
  • Travis Rilat)Travis Rilat extended his top-10 streak at Devil's Bowl Speedway for another year. Rilat has recorded at least one top 10 at the half-mile oval for the past 12 seasons thanks to an eighth-place finish last Friday to open the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour's Winter Nationals. Press Releases10/19



  • CJB Motorsports)With one of the biggest races of the season on his mind, David Gravel rolled into Williams Grove Speedway near Mechanicsburg, Pa. on Friday, October 14th. The driver from Connecticut was joining the rest of the drivers from the 'Greatest Show on Dirt' For the rescheduled crown jewel event at the paperclip shaped half mile oval. With $20,000 on the line and bragging rights, the driver of car #5 got off to a great start by charging from 4th to 1st in his heat race. Press Releases10/19
  • Wayne Johnson)Wayne Johnson and the Two-C Racing team had a rare tough outing at the Devil’s Bowl Winternationals last weekend in Mesquite, Texas. A ninth place finish in Friday’s prelim, preceded a tangle on the first lap of the feature in Saturday’s finale. The Oklahoma City driver battled back for a 14th place finish in the finale. The team is looking forward to two events with the World of Outlaws this weekend. Friday will see them at Lakeside Speedway near Kansas City, Kansas, and Saturday they will move on to the Salina Highbanks Speedway in Oklahoma. Press Releases10/19
  • Paul McMahan)Though a tough 2016 is quickly coming to a close, Paul McMahan and the Destiny Motorsports team is looking forward to this weekends double-header at Lakeside Speedway and Salina Highbanks. Press Releases10/19
  • Salina OK/SLS Promotions)Shane Stewart has won on some of the biggest stages with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series in his career. He has claimed the Kings Royal at the famed Eldora Speedway in Ohio, as well as the Ironman 55 at I-55 Raceway in Missouri. He has also been victorious on preliminary nights during the Knoxville Nationals at the legendary Knoxville Raceway in Iowa and at the Gold Cup Race of Champions at Silver Dollar Speedway in California. A win that ranks right up there with those, came last year at Salina Highbanks Speedway in Oklahoma, which is about an hour from Bixby, Okla., where the veteran driver was born and raised. Press Releases10/19
  • All Stars)Entering the final weekend of competition as one of the closest point battles in Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions history, “America’s Series” will determine a 2016 champion on Saturday evening, October 22, at Atomic Speedway, concluding a near-50 race campaign through much of the Northeast and Midwest that welcomed nearly 300 different sprint car competitors to the dirt in 2016. Thirteen drivers from four different states committed themselves to the entire championship campaign this season; one of the most competitive and diverse rosters in All Star history. All Stars 10/19
  • Thunderbowl Raceway CA)One of the drivers to beat at the Southwest Contractors Trophy Cup will certainly be San Jose, California's Tim Kaeding, who looks for his fourth career cup title this weekend at Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway. If he can do so, it would match his Hall of Fame father Brent Kaeding for the most victories in event history, which enters its 23rd year in 2016. Press Releases10/19
  • Indy Race Parts would like to congratulate this past weekends winners: Jim Moughan, Joe Liguori, Justin Grant, Chris Windom, Parker Price-Miller (MOWA Champion), Carson Macedo (USAC Indiana Midget Champion) and everyone else that supports Indy Race Parts. If you need any New or Used Sprint Cars, Midgets, 600 or QRC parts we are your one stop shop. Call 317.244.9437 or view our website for more info or find us on Twitter, @indyraceparts.10/19
  • URSS)Ness City’s Luke Cranston dominated the United Rebel Sprint Series Myers Racing Engines National Title in the 2016 race season. In the eleven National events held, Cranston scored three wins, four runner-up finishes two third place finishes and a fourth and fifth place. Consistency was the name of the game for the Maxim Chassis, Myers Engines powered Cranston Racing Team with Crew Chief Kirk Reinert providing the setups along with Rusty Montgomery, Lonnie Hornung and Team Owner Steve Cranston as they earned their first URSS National Title. Press Releases10/19
  • J&J Auto Racing)Scott Lawrence was crowned as the 2016 Carolina RaceSaver Series champion last week as the series wrapped up the season. Hailing from Charlotte, NC, Lawrence won two feature events en route to this year’s title. Driving the No. 09 J&J Auto Racing entry to victories at East Lincoln Motor Speedway in Stanley, NC, on April 23 and at Sumter (SC) Speedway on June 4. Press Releases10/19



  • KSE Racing Products)One of the most talked about races over the last week was the National Open. When it was all said and done it was local stand out, Danny Dietrich, using a late race mass to score the National Open win with the help of KSE Racing Products. Press Releases10/19
  • Kerry Madsen)Though it wasn’t originally on the calendar for the Matt Wood Racing #17w team and driver Kerry Madsen, last weekend’s trip to central Pennsylvania paid dividends. The team and Madsen continued to develop their chemistry in trips to the Williams Grove Open near Mechanicsburg Friday and Port Royal Speedway Saturday with the World of Outlaws. They will tackle the WoO again this weekend on Friday at Lakeside Speedway near Kansas City, Kansas and Saturday at the Salina Highbanks Speedway in Oklahoma. Press Releases10/19
  • Kansas City KS/SLS Promotions)Since July 22, only one driver on the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series circuit has finished in the top-10 in each and every race. That driver is Daryn Pittman and the stats work out to 26 consecutive top-10 finishes, with 17 of those being top-five performances. Press Releases10/19
  • Sam Hafertepe Jr)After a tough heat race in Friday’s preliminary at the Devil’s Bowl Wineternationals, Sam Hafertepe Jr. and the Keith Dobbs #15H racing team had an uphill battle. The Sunnyvale, Texas native would rebound, however, climbing back through the field on Friday, and finishing fourth in Saturday’s finale at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Series. Press Releases10/19
  • Joey Saldana)Returning to Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night for the rain delayed National Open, Joey Saldana would hook up in a memorable battle with Danny Dietrich that would see him come up just short of victory as he would finish in the second spot. Press Releases10/19
  • Ian Madsen)Competing with the Midwest Open Wheel Association over the weekend in Jacksonville, IL, Ian Madsen and the KCP Racing team score their 10th win of the season on Friday night before a mechanical issue in their heat race on Saturday night dashed the team’s hopes of a sweep. Press Releases10/19
  • Parker Price-Miller)Coming alive with the Midwest Open Wheel Association over the summer months, Parker Price-Miller would catapult himself into the point lead. Riding the wave of momentum through the back half of the season, Price-Miller celebrated his first career series championship on Saturday night. Press Releases10/19
  • Brian Brown)Brian Brown and the Casey’s General Stores/FVP #21 team racked up a pair of good runs last weekend with the World of Outlaws with the always tough competition in central Pennsylvania. In Friday’s Williams Grove Open near Mechanicsburg, Brian was in contention for a top ten before finishing twelfth. Saturday at Port Royal Speedway, he surged from tenth to finish sixth. The WoO comes home this weekend, as the Grain Valley, Missouri driver will take them on Friday at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City. Saturday, they’ll move down the road to Oklahoma’s Salina Highbanks Speedway. Press Releases10/19
  • Ryan Bernal)Traveling to Hanford, CA over the weekend after Mother Nature threw a wrinkle into the their plans, Ryan Bernal and the Mike Phulps Motorsports team would pick up two Top-10 finishes during the 31st Annual Penny Newman Grain Cotton Classic. Press Releases10/19
  • Cory Eliason)Competing during both nights of the Cotton Classic, Cory Eliason would finish seventh during Friday night’s 360ci race aboard the Van Dyke Motorsports NO. 5h, before a late race move put him in the third spot of Saturday’s 410ci race aboard his own entry. Press Releases10/19
  • Kansas City KS/SLS Promotions)Discount General Admission tickets for the O’Reilly Auto Parts Rumble on the River, featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., on Friday, October 21 and the O’Reilly Auto Parts Twister Showdown at Salina Highbanks Speedway in Salina, Okla., are available for purchase at participating O’Reilly Auto Parts stores. Press Releases10/19
  • Sammy Swindell)Sammy Swindell recorded a runner-up result as nearly 50 competitors tackled the Winter Nationals last weekend at Devil's Bowl Speedway. "It all went pretty smooth," he said. "We knew we had a good enough car to win both nights. Circumstances didn't play in our favor, but that's going to happen sometimes, especially with the format they run. It's a little bit of a lottery what you get at these races when they draw and do the passing points." Press Releases10/19
  • Jason Sides)Jason Sides earned his best National Open result in five years last Friday at Williams Grove Speedway, where Sides scored a top-10 finish during the marquee World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event. Press Releases10/19
  • Chase Johnson)Chase Johnson had a car capable of winning the Penny Newman Grain Cotton Classic at Keller Auto Speedway last Saturday. Johnson, who was driving for Shawn and Cyndi Thomas, kicked off the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series event by qualifying 11th quickest after being one of the final drivers to qualify. Press Releases10/19
  • Danny Lasoski)Big Game Motorsports and Danny Lasoski formed a partnership almost exactly two years ago that has generated four championships and 19 feature victories. The Muddy sponsored team and Lasoski will return to where they debuted toward the end of the 2014 season as the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions heads to Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, this Friday and Saturday for a $20,000-to-win event. Press Releases10/19
  • Shane Stewart)The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series traveled north this past weekend for the final two races in Pennsylvania for the season. Larson Marks Racing and Shane Stewart competed in the rain-postponed National Open at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg on Friday and raced at Port Royal Speedway the following night. Press Releases10/19
  • Eldora Speedway OH)A federal lawsuit filed against World Racing Group, Inc. (WRG) and subsidiary DIRTcar Racing, Eldora Speedway, Inc., and its owner Tony Stewart by five drivers and race teams disqualified following June’s Dirt Late Model Dream was dismissed today in U.S. Federal Court for the Northern District of New York (NDNY). Press Releases10/19
  • Derek Hagar)Derek Hagar was looking at another solid result and potentially a win before mechanical problems occurred last Saturday night at Clayhill Motorsports. "We started on the pole of the dash and finished second," he said. "In the heat race we started fifth and finished second." Press Releases10/19
  • Brandon Hanks)Brandon Hanks endured a challenging weekend at the Winter Nationals hosted by Devil's Bowl Speedway. "It was a tough weekend to swallow," he said. "It was probably one of the worst weekends we've had all year long. That just happens sometimes in racing." Press Releases10/19
  • Caleb Helms)Caleb Helms made the short trip to his home track of Millstream Speedway last Saturday. "It was nice to stay local and be able to race my home track this past weekend," he said. Press Releases10/19
  • Josh Baughman)Josh Baughman was in contention for a win during the Winter Nationals last weekend. Unfortunately, luck didn't fall in Baughman's favor during the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event at Devil's Bowl Speedway. Press Releases10/19
  • Dale Blaney)Dale Blaney heads into the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions season finale this weekend ranked second in the championship standings. Blaney and the Mainstream Holdings, Inc., backed CH Motorsports team is 18 points behind the leader in the standings as the series wraps up on Friday and Saturday at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, where the race winner earns $20,000. Press Releases10/19
  • Trey Starks)Trey Starks has won 10 races at 10 different tracks this season and he's hopeful to add another to both totals this weekend during the World Short Track Championships. Starks and car owner Jeff McCall are heading to The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., for the USCS Series race on Friday and Saturday. The team has earned three victories this season - all with the USCS Series on the East Coast. Press Releases10/19
  • USAC)The swan song of USAC racing in the Midwest this season comes to Wayne County Speedway in Wayne City, Illinois this Thursday night, October 20th for the 4th annual "Jason Leffler Memorial." Nestled alongside a cornfield in the heart of southern Illinois, the one-eighth mile dirt track comes alive just once a year for midget racing. USAC 10/19
  • Tony Bruce Jr)Tony Bruce Jr. showed improvement throughout the Winter Nationals last weekend at Devil's Bowl Speedway. Bruce Jr., who was driving for the Smith Family, kicked off the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour action by finishing fourth in a heat race on Friday. Press Releases10/19
  • Dominic Scelzi)Dominic Scelzi is optimistic following a pair of tough results last weekend during the Penny Newman Grain Cotton Classic at Keller Auto Speedway. Scelzi was in contention for top-five finishes and potential podium results during both nights before a miscue ended each race early. Press Releases10/19
  • Johnny Herrera)Johnny Herrera enjoyed a strong performance last weekend during the Winter Nationals at Devil's Bowl Speedway. Herrera opened the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour doubleheader on Friday by winning a heat race after starting on the outside of the front row. Press Releases10/19
  • Jack Dover)Jack Dover wrapped up the 2016 campaign the best way he could. Dover scored a victory during his season finale last Saturday at Butler County Speedway to give him 14 triumphs this year, which is only one behind his career-best total. It marks the fourth time Dover has earned at least 14 wins in a season. Press Releases10/19
  • Perris Auto Speedway CA)Updated entry list for the 21st Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction at Perris Auto Speedway on November 10th, 11th and 12th. Press Releases10/19
  • Danny Holtgraver)“Downtown” Danny Holtgraver will conclude his 2016 season on the road with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions with one last scheduled stop, this time visiting the Atomic Speedway near Chillicothe, Ohio. The Arctic Cat All Star championship finale, scheduled for Friday and Saturday, October 21-22, will headline competition at the Chillicothe high-banks, awarding a $20,000 top prize on Saturday evening, October 22. Preliminary competition will begin on Friday evening, October 21, with qualifying time trials and heat race competition. Press Releases10/19
  • Tarlton Motorsports)Despite a tough go at the 31st Annual Cotton Classic, Kyle Hirst and the Tarlton Motorsports team are still in the driver seat for a repeat King of the West Championship with just one event remaining on the schedule. “It was a tough night all around, but we didn’t give up and we are on the verge of something special,” Kyle Hirst said. Press Releases10/19
  • DIRTCar)Warm and sunny conditions are forecast for the fast approaching OneDirt World Short Track Championship, starting this Thursday at the Dirt Track at Charlotte. And DIRTcar Racing would like to remind everyone that family members of all ages will be welcome into the pit area for this "family reunion." DIRT/World of Outlaws 10/19

Monday  October 17th 2016

"There is no dark side of the moon really. Matter of fact it's all dark."  Pink Floyd



  • Wichita Speedway TX)Halloween is for kids of all ages and dirt track racing is a family sport. On Saturday night, October 29, families can get all that and more as Wichita Speedway (formally Red River Speedway) in Wichita Falls, Texas presents the “Falls Town Showdown” high-lighted by a $2000 to win, $200 to start feature finale for the Racesaver 305-ci sprint cars. Press Releases10/17
  • Justyn Cox)One week after a career best finish with the King of the West series, Justyn Cox put together another strong showing as he finished fifth during the 31st Annual Penny Newman Grain Cotton Classic.“Aside from lacking a little forward drive I was pretty happy with how the car felt,” Justyn Cox said. “I feel like we have a pretty good handle on this car, and everything seems to be clicking as we head into Trophy Cup.” Press Releases10/17
  • Steven Tiner)Returning to action for the first time since early September, Steven Tiner would pick up a sixth place finish during the opening night of the Cotton Classic on Friday night at Keller Auto Speedway. “We shook off some cobwebs before Trophy Cup, and hopefully got our car a little better for our biggest week of the year,” Steven Tiner said. Press Releases10/17
  • DJ Netto)Continuing to be a model of consistency aboard the Clyde and Marion Lamar No. 3c machine, DJ Netto found himself on the podium during both nights of the 31st Annual Penny Newman Grain Cotton Classic by way of his two second place finishes. Press Releases10/17
  • TJ Michael)For the final time of 2016, Plano, Texas, native T.J. Michael will enter Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions competition, officially concluding his rookie campaign on the road with the $20,000-to-win finale at Atomic Speedway near Chillicothe, Ohio. The two-day finale, scheduled for Friday and Saturday, October 21-22, will conclude a near-50 race schedule throughout the East Coast and Midwest, stretching from northern Florida to Upstate New York to central Illinois. Press Releases10/17
  • NCRA)The 46th consecutive season for the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products will come to an end this coming Saturday night, October 22, as all four of the series divisions head to Salina Speedway in Salina, Kansas. It will be the first time in series history that all four NCRA divisions will end their season away from their home track of 81 Speedway in Park City in an event that will be promoted by Speedway’s Inc. Press Releases10/17
  • Danny Dietrich)For the first time in his career, Danny Dietrich is a National Open champion at Williams Grove Speedway; earning $25,000 for his efforts, as well as his first World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series victory of the 2016 season. Press Releases10/17
  • Brent Marks)For the first time in his career, the “Myerstown Missile” Brent Marks will make the tow west to the highbanks of Atomic Speedway near Chillicothe, Ohio, anxious to join the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions for their 2016 season finale on October 21-22. The two-day program, comprised of qualifying and heat race competition on Friday, followed by consolation and feature competition on Saturday, will be headlined with a $20,000-to-win main event on Saturday, October 22. Press Releases10/17
  • Brock Zearfoss)Brock Zearfoss will perform double-duty on Saturday night, October 22, at Port Royal Speedway, entering the 410ci and URC 360ci portions of the Open Wheel Madness program to officially close the doors on the 2016 Port Royal Speedway season. Press Releases10/17
  • Column)Ron Rodda has notes from Hanford CA and this weekend up-coming Trophy Cup in From the Grandstand 10/17



  • The Speedway Motors/Champion Racing Oil Central PA Sprint Cars ran the Champion Racing Oil Williams Grove Speedway National Open Friday October 14th. The show was sanctioned by the World of Outlaws and has always been a great rivalry. This year the PA Posse came out on top with Danny Dietrich taking the win and the $25,000 that went along with it. It was the final race of the year at Williams Grove Speedway and Danny's 8th series win of the 2016 season.Speedway Motors/Champion Racing Oil Central PA10/17
  • Brad Loyet)Brad Loyet and the Vacuworx Global #o5 team racked up a pair of podium finishes as the MOWA Series wrapped up their season Friday and Saturday at Jacksonville Speedway in Illinois. The Sunset Hills, Missouri native will compete in Thursday’s Jason Leffler Memorial at Wayne County Speedway in Wayne City, Illinois with the POWRi midgets.Press Releases10/17
  • Giovanni Scelzi)Giovanni Scelzi is a champion in only his first season racing a sprint car. Scelzi captured the King of Kings title, which served as the track championship at Keller Auto Speedway, following his 10th-place result last Friday. Press Releases10/17
  • USAC)The logjam at the top of the USAC National Midget standings is sure to create added excitement at this Thursday night's "Jason Leffler Memorial" race at Wayne County Speedway in Wayne City, Ill., not to mention the $20,000 winner's share of the purse, which will provide the biggest payday for a midget feature winner in the USA all year!USAC 10/17
  • Chad Boespflug)Saturday rounded out the Amsoil USAC National Series Season in the Midwest with the rescheduled Jim Hurtubise Classic at Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute, IN. The nice October day drew a larger than normal crowd to the historic half mile to witness one of the most thrilling main events the series has had year to date. Some might argue the most intense, on the edge of your seat racing action they have seen at T.H.A.T. in years. The final night in Indiana for 2016 started with another top 5 qualifying effort by Chad Boespflug. Press Releases10/17
  • Thunderbowl Raceway CA)Excitement & buzz is floating through the air as one of the biggest weeks in California Sprint Car racing has arrived, which means only one thing, it must be Trophy Cup time at Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare. The Southwest Contractors Trophy Cup is not only known for featuring some of the best racing seen all year long, but it’s also well regarded for being held to benefit one of the truly great organizations around, the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Two seasons ago Dave Pusateri & the Trophy Cup team went over the $1,000,000 mark for donations to the foundation and this weekend that total will grow even more when the 23rd installment of the prestigious show takes place. Press Releases10/17
  • DIRTCar)DIRTCar Racing welcomes some of the best known brands in motorsports as new division sponsors for the OneDirt World Short Track Championship, October 20-22, along with contingency awards totaling over $50,000 across all divisions. DIRT/World of Outlaws 10/17



  • Column)Danny Burton has Kokomo Klash notes in Hoosier Race Report10/17
  • USCS)Tim Crawley of Benton, AR was crowned the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour Presented by K&N Filters “King of the Hill” on Saturday night with a trip to the Victory Lane victory in the USCS 25-lap main event at Clayhill Motorsports. It was the second win for the 2012 USCS National Champion during the 2016 20th Anniversary season at the West Tennessee clay oval. USCS 10/17
  • Lernerville Speedway PA)Peoples Natural Gas DIRTcar Sprints A-Main: 1. (2) AJ Flick 2. (40) George Hobaugh Jr. 3. (23JR) Jack Sodeman Jr. 4. (08) Dan Kuriger 5. (24) Sye Lynch 6. (15) Michael Bauer 7. (13) Brandon Matus 8. (10) Carl Bowser 9. (22) Brandon Spithaler 10. (X) Cory Good 11. (40X) Rod George 12. (58) Jimmy Seger 13. (33) Brent Matus 14. (12) Darin Gallagher 15. (76) Davey Jones 16. (27K) Jeremy Kornbau 17. (4K) Bill Kiley 18. (7K) Dan Shetler 19. (51) John Garvin Jr. 20. (23) Darren Pifer 21. (22E) Ralph Engle Jr. 22. (176) Butch Beasley 23. (27) Zach Morrow 24. (41) Andy Priest 10/17
  • USAC)USAC WESTERN HPD MIDGET RACE RESULTS: October 15, 2016 - Ventura, California - Ventura Raceway FEATURE: (20 laps) 1. Jesse Love IV, 2. Jet Davison, 3. Randi Pankratz, 4. Ashley Hazelton, 5. Joel Rayborne, 6. Antionia Boscacci, 7. Mike Leach, 8. Annie Breidinger, 9. Brandon Biggs, 10. Kyle BeilmanUSAC 10/17
  • Devils Bowl Speedway TX)South Dallas Battery & Electric IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars A-Main -- 1. Dalton Steed, Midlothian; 2. Jake Martens, Fairview, Okla.; 3. Gary Owens, Pauls Valley, Okla.; 4. Tucker Doughty, Heath; 5. Jed Sessions;; 6. Chad Koch, Lakeside City; 7. Austin Mundie, Dallas; 8. Joey Starnes, Heartland; 9. Justin Zimmerman, Nevada; 10. Justin Fifield, Mesquite; 11. Tyler Russell, Abbott; 12. John Carney, Lubbock; 13. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City; 14. Martin Edwards, Mesquite; 15. Dalton Stevens, Scurry; 16. Raven Culp, Mesquite; 17. Taylor Courtney, Fort Woth; 18. John Ricketts, Burleson; 19. Russell Shoulders, Forney; 20. Kevin Ramey, Fort Worth.10/17
  • King of the West)Returning to the Golden State this past weekend, Rutherford’s Rico Abreu was able to complete a two-night sweep at the Penny Newman Grain Cotton Classic, scoring his first King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series win of the season on Saturday night. KoW, JH Wingless, Civil War 10/17

Sunday  October 16th 2016

I can resist everything except temptation. Oscar Wilde



  • Susquehanna Speedway PA)It was all Frankie Herr in Saturday night’s Hess Ornamental Iron Fall Classic King of the Hill at Susquehanna Speedway. Herr’s flag to flag win came in the final appearance of the season by the Credit Connection Auto Sales Super Sportsman and was the Carlisle, PA’s drivers third win of the season driving the Devine Racing owned mount. Central PA 10/16
  • OCRS)Coming into the Ameri-Flex Hose and Accessories / Oil Capital Racing Series season finale at the Caney Valley Speedway with the most wins for the season at six, Sheldon Barksdale had no intentions of spreading the wealth as he powered his Barksdale Overhead Door / Maxim Chassis / Wells Racing Engines to capture his seventh win of the year. OCRS 10/16
  • CRSA)PennCan Speedway PA...A Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. 41J-Josh Flint; 2. 1-Brian Krummel; 3. 3A-Jeff Trombley; 4. 30-Scott Goodrich; 5. 17-Kyle Smith; 6. 83-Dustin Purdy; 7. 07-Brett Jaycox; 8. 66G-Larry Kelleher; 9. 91-Dan Hennessy; 10. 1Q-Thomas Radivoy; 11. 25W-Dana Wagner; 12. 14P-Sydney Prince; 13. H24-Emily VanInwegen; 14. 98T-Tyler Jashembowski; 15. 3P-Pep Corrack; 16. 31B-Rick Stone; 17. 27-Craig Pellegrini 10/16
  • MOWA)Jacksonville IL...Jim Moughan, Brad Loyet, Zach Daum. Parker Price-Miller is the 2016 MOWA Champion. 10/16
  • USCS)Clayhill TN...Tim Crawley was crowned USCS King of the Hill presented by K&N Filters at Clayhill Motorsports tonite in the 25 lap sprint car main event. Dale Howard, Morgan Turpen, Marshall Skinner and Terry Gray trailed the "Craw Daddy" across the finish line. 10/16


  • Port Royal Speedway PA)Port Royal Speedway will close its season this Saturday, October 22 at 3 pm when it hosts Open Wheel Madness, featuring 410, URC 360 and 305 sprint cars. The 410 sprints will compete in a 30-lap main paying $5,000 to win and $400 to start while the URC Sprints race for $2,200 to win and the RaceSaver 305 sprints vie for $1,500 to win in the rescheduled Keystone RaceSaver Challenge. Central PA 10/16



  • Keller Auto Speedway CA)#24 Rico Abreu #3C DJ Netto #00JR Cory Eliason #83 Tim Kaeding #31C justyn cox #4S Buddy Kofoid #56 Ryan Bernal #88 Terry Mccarl #37 Mitchell Facinto #0 Bud Kaeding #69 Brent Kaeding #88V Jace Vanderweerd #21X Kyle Hirst #25 Bobby McMahan #20 Colby Copeland #98 Sean Watts #72W Kurt Nelson #9S Landon Hurst #3 Craig Stidham #68 Chase Johnson #12P scott parker #41 Dominic Scelzi10/16
  • USAC SW)USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: October 15, 2016 – Queen Creek, Arizona – Arizona Speedway FEATURE: (25 laps) 1. R.J. Johnson, 2. Dennis Gile, 3. Charles Davis Jr., 4. Bruce St. James, 5. Landon Cling, 6. Tom Ogle, 7. Michael Curtis, 8. Mike Martin, 9. Matt Lundy, 10. Tanner GrauUSAC 10/16
  • USAC).Over the last three-months, the red-hot Chris Windom has been on a tear. However, the Canton, Illinois veteran driver may have saved his best performance of the year for Saturday night's "Jim Hurtubise Classic" USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car feature at the famed Terre Haute Action Track. Windom battled back-and-forth, lap-after-lap, in a "hold your breath" 30-lap boxing match with Chad Boespflug that saw an astonishing 26 unofficial lead changes - four officially at the start/finish line! USAC 10/16
  • Open Wheel 101)BillW has notes from Port Royal PA World of Outlaws in BillW's Knoxville News10/16
  • Millstream Speedway OH)Mother Nature smiled down on the fans, teams and staff at Millstream Speedway on Saturday night as perfect weather greeted them for the final race of 2016 at the half mile speedplant in Findlay, Ohio. Paul Weaver, Shane Cottle, Kraig Kinser and Bob Daugherty would pick up wins to close the season in front of a great crowd. Race Results 10/16
  • World of Outlaws)Unlike the others, Logan Schuchart did not scale his car right away in victory lane. Rather, the Hanover, Pa. native took the time to hug his family in front of a local crowd. Schuchart won his second World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series race of the season Saturday night at Port Royal Speedway - less than 100 miles from his hometown.DIRT/World of Outlaws 10/16
  • Thunder On The Hill)Grandview Speedway PA...TSRS Sprint Cars Heat 1 (6 Laps) – 1. Bryant Davis 2. Dave Bonner 3. Ryan Stillwaggon 4. Mike Haggenbottom 5. Tim Tanner Jr. 6. Keith Anderson Heat 2 (6 Laps) – 1. Tommy Carberry 2. Samantha Lieberman 3. Chris Allen 4. Dave Brown 5. Scott Frack Feature (25 Laps) – 1. Tommy Carberry 2. Mike Haggenbottom 3. Dave Brown 4. Tim Tanner, Jr. 5. Christopher Allen 6. Bryant Davis 7. Samantha Leiberman 8. Keith Anderson 9. Dave Bonner 10. Scott Frack 11. Ryan Stillwaggon 10/16

  • USAC/CRA)AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR SERIES RACE RESULTS: October 15, 2016 – Perris, California – Perris Auto Speedway FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Damion Gardner, 2. Brody Roa, 3. Richard Vander Weerd, 4. Austin Liggett, 5. Austin Wiliams, 6. Tommy Malcolm, 7. Jake Swanson, 8. Danny Faria Jr., 9. Stevie Sussex, 10. Chris GansenUSAC 10/16
  • Port Royal Speedway PA)Hanover’s Logan Schuchart scored a convincing win in Saturday night’s 30-lap World of Outlaws sprint car feature at Port Royal Speedway, taking $10,000 for the victory in front of his home state fans. The victory was Schuchart’s second career checkers at the Port Royal oval and it was also his second of the season with the World of Outlaws sprint car circuit after recording his first-ever with the group earlier this year in the Midwest. Central PA 10/16
  • ASCS Lucas Oil)"To finish first, you must first finish" is very applicable quote from legendary driver, Rick Mears, when talking about the race Saturday night at the Devil's Bowl Speedway as John Carney II held off several attempts from Sammy Swindell for the win in the 43rd annual Winter Nationals with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network. ASCS 10/16
  • POWRi)Justin Peck of Monrovia, Indiana impressed a full house at Jacksonville Speedway, taking his second-career POWRi Luca Oil National Midget Series victory. Pacing the field to start the 30 lap main event, Andrew Felker and Colten Cottle shared the front row. When engines roared to life, it would be Kansas, Illinois' own Colten Cottle jumping to the early lead as freshly crowned 2016 POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series champion Zach Daum quickly worked his way to the front. However, the action would slow on lap 10 as AJ Burns slowed on the front stretch. Race Results 10/16

Saturday  October 15th 2016

In times of great stress or adversity, it's always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive. Lee Iacocca



  • Photos)Paul Arch photos from Friday night at the Williams Grove National Open are in SpeedShotz10/15
  • Open Wheel 101)BillW has notes from the Williams Grove National Open in BillW's Knoxville News10/15



  • MOWA)Jacksonvile IL...#18 Ian Madsen #5D Zach Daum #O5 Brad Loyet #2 Parker Price-Miller #79J Jacob Patton #77U Chris Urish #12H Jerrod Hull #44 AJ Bruns #42M Andy McElhannon #22 Bret Tripplett #6R Ryan Bunton #4 Danny Smith #83 Aaron Andruskevitch #79 Blake Nimee #28 Jason Keith #10S Jeremy Standridge #17S Robbie Standridge #O7 Jacob Wilson #35 Jimmy Hurley #47W Tommy Worley 10/15
  • Keller Auto Speedway CA)#24 Rico Abreu #3C DJ Netto #17 Terry McCarl #56 Ryan Bernal #0 Bud Kaeding #94 Steven Tiner #5H Cory Eliason #4S Buddy Kofoid #37 Mitchell Facinto #83JR Gio Scelzi #88V Jace Vanderweerd #3 Craig Stidham #01 Mathew Moles #33A Lucas Ashe #5X Cole Danell #55 Joey Magaruh #12P Scott Parker #35 Dominic Scelzi #9S Landon Hurst #15 Blake Robertson #33H Eric Humphries #20 Colby Copeland 10/15
  • Lernerville Speedway PA)Steel City Stampede Heats went to...Michael Bauer, Brandon Matus, Dan Shetler. 10/15
  • ASCS Lucas Oil)With the engine going south under the bonnet of his machine just over half of Friday's feature event, Johnny Herrera was a man on a mission; parking his Mesilla Valley Transportation No. 45x in Victory Lane to open up the 43rd annual Devil's Bowl Winter Nationals with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network. ASCS 10/15
  • POWRi)In typical thrilling fashion, Friday night's action at Jacksonville Speedway amazed fans by crowning a first time winner with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series. The icing on the cake was that the first time winner was New Berlin, Illinois' own, Jake Neuman. With his third place finish, Zach Daum was able to mathematically secure the 2016 POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series championship. Race Results 10/15
  • World of Outlaws)A late push to the top Friday night ended in a victory lane celebration on the front stretch for Danny Dietrich, who won the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Champion Racing Oil National Open at Williams Grove Speedway. The Gettysburg, Pa. driver hoisted the $25,000 check in the air in front of a local crowd.DIRT/World of Outlaws 10/15
  • Devils Bowl Speedway TX)ASCS Lucas OIl...Winter Nationals Preliminary Night A-Main -- 1. Johnny Herrera, Albuqueque, N.M; 2. Aaron Reutzel, Clute; 3. John Carney, Lubbock; 4. Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tenn.; 5. Matt Covington, Glenpool, Okla.; 6. Blake Hahn, Sapulpa, Okla.; 7. Danny Jennings, Norman, Okla.; 8. Travis Rilat, Forney; 9. Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City, Okla.; 10. Zane Lawrence, Lillian; 11. Sam Hafertepe Jr, Sunnyvale; 12. Jonathan Cornell;; 13. Tony Bruce, Jr., Owasso, Okla.; 14. Kevin Ramey, Fort Worth; 15. Kyle Bellm, Nixa, Mo.; 16. Scottie McDonald, New Caney; 17. Kade Morton, Coweta, Okla.; 18. Josh Baughman, Odessa; 19. Logan Forler, Eatonville, Wash.; 20. Andy Shouse, Mustang, Okla.; 21. Martin Edwards, Mesquite; 22. Tucker Doughty, Heath; 23. Mickey Walker, Sapulpa, Okla.; 24. Brandon Hanks, Burlison, Tenn.; 25. Harli White, Lindsay, Okla..10/15
  • USAC)USAC INDIANA MIDGET CHAMPIONSHIP RACE RESULTS: October 14, 2016 - Kokomo, Indiana - Kokomo Speedway - "Kokomo Klash X" FEATURE: (25 laps) 1. Chris Windom, 2. Dave Darland, 3. Tanner Thorson, 4. Gage Walker, 5. Holly Shelton, 6. Davey Ray, 7. Ryan Robinson, 8. Carson Macedo, 9. Chett Gehrke, 10. Kyle O'GaraUSAC 10/15
  • Williams Grove Speedway PA)Danny Dietrich grabbed the lead from Joey Saldana with two laps to go and would go on to win the 54th Annual Williams Grove National Open Friday night. Dietrich, of Gettysburg, earned $25,000 in the car owned by Gary Kauffman. It was his first career National Open win. Central PA 10/15


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Friday  October 14th 2016

Pessimism never won any battle. Dwight D. Eisenhower



  • DIRTVision)DIRTVision is back with the rescheduled National Open from Williams Grove Speedway, October 14th! Watch LIVE as the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series battle it out with the PA Posse! Get every minute of racing action for only $24.99. Sign up at! Live video coverage from DIRTVision is scheduled to begin with hot laps at 7:00 PM ET. For a complete DIRTVision broadcast schedule, visit Click here to subscribe now! Be sure to check out our on-demand video archives at DIRTVision as well! 10/14
  • Jackson Motorplex MN)Jackson Motorplex officials are excited to announce a revamped 2017 race schedule for the recently renovated facility. The half-mile oval will compete mostly on Friday nights from late April through September with several marquee events throughout the season. Press Releases10/14
  • POWRi)Friday, October 14th and Saturday, October 15th POWRi will invade the high-banked ¼ mile Jacksonville Speedway for the final two times of 2016. Displaying talents from both the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series and the POWRi Division II Midget Series, the double header Shaheen's Super Weekend will be an excellent display of open wheel racing. Press Releases10/14

Thursday  October 13th 2016

I didn't think I'd be around 30 years later. Sammy Hagar



  • Shane Stewart)Larson Marks Racing and Shane Stewart head back to Pennsylvania this weekend for two nights of racing. The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will be racing at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg on Friday for the rain-postponed National Open and Port Royal Speedway the following night. Press Releases10/13
  • USAC)As we look forward to this Saturday night's "Jim Hurtubise Classic" at the Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track, which marks the Midwest finale for the series before heading out west, we can't help but reflect on what a superb season this has been. USAC 10/13
  • Susquehanna Speedway PA)The first season under the Scott Gobrecht/Kolten Gouse promotion team at Susquehanna Speedway will come to close with the Sprint Showdown on Saturday, November 5. The Sprint Showdown will be the final event of the BAPS Coatings & Supplies 410 Sprint Series at the York Haven oval and will be the final chance for race teams to compete in Central Pennsylvania before winter sets in. Central PA 10/13
  • World of Outlaws)The World of Outlaws and Pennsylvania Posse will butt bumpers for one last weekend in 2016. The Series will meet the Posse at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, October 14 for the Champion Racing Oil National Open and Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, October 15. The weekend will be an extension of last week's barn-burner at Fulton. But this time, the Outlaws will be in Posse territory. DIRT/World of Outlaws 10/13
  • Aaron Reutzel)“I love that place, I think I might have found a new favorite racetrack,” Aaron Reutzel said of his first visit to Ohio’s Eldora Speedway on Saturday night. Little wonder after the reigning Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour champion romped to victory lane in the NRA Invaders 360-ci Sprint Car feature and then charged from eleven rows deep to post a top-ten finish in the All Star Circuit of Champions portion of Eldora’s “Sprintacular”. Press Releases10/13
  • Kyle Bellm)With a fresh bullet in the rails, Kyle Bellm is set for the stretch run with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour aboard the Resource Asset Management Solutions (RAMS) No. 14k Sprint Car. Just three more racing weekends separate Bellm from his second top-ten ranking in Lucas Oil ASCS National points in as many years after earning Rookie of the Year honors last year. Press Releases10/13
  • Perris Auto Speedway CA)Along with the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, The PAS Young Gun and Senior Sprint Cars will also be racing this Saturday night, October 15th, at Perris Auto Speedway. It will be the final 2016 appearance for the Seniors and Young Guns. Part of the intrigue of the show will be the title fight for the Senior title where Eddie Tafoya and Richard McCormick are only separated by 1-point. Press Releases10/13



  • Team ILP)Inside Line Promotions competitors Derek Hagar and Chase Johnson both recorded feature victories last weekend while Zach Blurton wrapped up a championship. Hagar garnered his 15th triumph of the season on Saturday at Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Ala., with the USCS Series. Press Releases10/13
  • Jack Dover)Jack Dover enjoyed his debut at Eldora Speedway, where he rallied for a top-10 finish and earned the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars last Saturday. "I had dreamed of racing at Eldora for a long, long time and we were finally able to make that dream come true," he said. "Of course you want your dream to end with a win, but we are pleased with how everything ended." Press Releases10/13
  • DHR Suspension)DHR Suspension added four more wins to its record last Saturday. Donny Schatz reached Victory Lane for the 24th time this season at the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series race hosted by Fulton Speedway in Fulton, N.Y. Press Releases10/13
  • Kansas City KS/SLS Promotions)The O’Reilly Auto Parts Rumble on the River at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series is quickly approaching on Friday, October 21. Donny Schatz is the defending race winner at Lakeside, while 2013 series champion Daryn Pittman won at the track back in 2003. Press Releases10/13
  • USCS)The 20th Anniversary United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars invades the Dirt Track at Charlotte on October 20th-22nd as the sanctioning body of the inaugural World Short Track Championship 360 winged sprint car division, The World Short Track Championship event is a literal a "Smorgasbord of Speed" featuring three full nights of high speed action at one of the Nation’s top dirt track racing facilities. USCS 10/13
  • USAC/SW)The popular USAC SouthWest Sprint Cars are set to invade Queen Creek’s Arizona Speedway this Saturday, October 15th. Promoted by Jonah Trussel and located within ET Motopark, the sixteenth point race will also feature Sport Mods, ModLites, and Pure Stocks. The Front Gates will open at 5:00pm and Racing at the fast 3/8-mile oval will start at 7:00pm. For more event and ticket information, visit or call 480.926.6688.  USAC 10/13
  • USAC/CRA)After a short break, the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars are back in action this Saturday, October 15th at Perris Auto Speedway. Promoted by Don Kazarian, the nineteenth point race will also feature the PAS Senior and Young Gun Sprint Cars. The spectator gates will open at 5:00pm and racing at "America's Premier Dirt Track" will start at 7:00pm. For more event information, visit the track’s website at or call 951.940.0134.  USAC 10/13

Wednesday  October 12th 2016

Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow. Helen Keller



  • Donny Schatz)The 20th season of competition with the World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series has been another historic chapter for Tony Stewart-Curb Agajanian Racing (TSR) driver Donny Schatz. The North Dakota native started his Outlaw career in 1997 and is just six races away from completing his 20th campaign with “The Greatest Show on Dirt.” But, there’s still an opportunity to make this season even more special with a final trip into enemy territory this weekend as the Outlaws take on the “Pennsylvania Posse” Friday and Saturday with Schatz looking to be the season’s first and last Outlaw winner in the state of Pennsylvania. Press Releases10/12
  • Knoxville Raceway IA)As one of Knoxville Raceway’s Track Historians and keeper of records, one of the most important statistics we keep track of is the clock on race nights. Time management has been something Knoxville Raceway has strived to improve, so that events are completed at a decent time.
  • PA Sprint Car News)When Bill Balog outdueled the 2013 World of Outlaws Craftsman Series champion, Daryn Pittman, at Beaver Dam Raceway to stake his first ever series victory in late June, it was marked as the defining moment of the Hartland, WI native's Sprint Car racing career. After racing Sprint Cars throughout the Midwest and capturing multiple victories, this win in particular was the accomplishment that gave him the confidence to run with the best. "I’ve been running these cars for a while now, and I just never could quite put it together a full race to win one of those things,” said Balog, who became the fifth non-Outlaw driver to pick up a victory in 2016. “Those guys are the best in the world for a reason, there is a reason only a handful of people beat them each year. It was a really cool moment for my whole team.” Press Releases10/12
  • Open Wheel 101)Williams Grove Open Circa 2001! My latest column at 10/12
  • Jace Vander Weerd)With countless non-wing 410 laps to his credit over the course of his career, Jace Vander Weerd made his winged 410 debut on Saturday night as he took on the King of the West Series at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA. Press Releases10/12
  • Brian Brown)Brian Brown and the Casey’s General Stores/FVP #21 team have the rig pointed east for this weekend’s big World of Outlaws events in central Pennsylvania to take on the Posse. Friday, the prestigious Williams Grove National Open near Mechanicsburg will pay $25,000 to the winner. Saturday, the team will make their first ever appearance with the WoO at Port Royal Speedway. Press Releases10/12
  • Salina OK/SLS Promotions)The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series returns to Salina Highbanks Speedway on Saturday, October 22 for the O’Reilly Auto Parts Twister Showdown, which was postponed by rain back in April. The race will mark the one and only stop of the season for the “Greatest Show on Dirt” in the state of Oklahoma. Following the event, just a pair of races remain on the 2016 calendar as the series heads to Charlotte for the Bad Boy Off Road World Finals. This edition of By the Numbers sets the stage for the O’Reilly Auto Parts Twister Showdown at Salina Highbanks Speedway on Saturday, October 22. Press Releases10/12
  • Column)Danny Burton has MSCS Haubstadt notes in Hoosier Race Report10/12
  • Column)Ron Rodda has notes from Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway CA inFrom the Grandstand 10/12
  • Perris Auto Speedway CA)Now days it is a common practice for entertainment industry awards shows to offer the participants a swag bag. However, how often do you hear of the media getting a swag bag? Probably never, but for the second year in a row they will get one at the 21st Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction at Perris Auto Speedway on November 10th, 11th and 12th. Press Releases10/12
  • Short Track Nationals)I-30 Speedway’s Short Track Nationals is never short of excitement. And now the 29th edition of the COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires set for November 2-5 will have some extra action with the addition of the Inaugural “Red Shirt Dash” in honor of Lanny Edwards. Press Releases10/12
  • Jack Sodeman Jr)Jack Sodeman, Jr. will attempt to end his near-perfect Western Pennsylvania season on top of the podium, as the North Jackson, Ohio, native preps for the annual DIRTcar Roundup Steel City Stampede at Lernerville Speedway this Thursday through Saturday, October 13-15, hunting for an impressive tenth win of 2016. Press Releases10/12
  • Jason Sides)Jason Sides has certainly put in the miles during the past few weeks. Sides has made several trips back and forth from his home in Tennessee to the Northeast, including for a one-day World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series show at Fulton Speedway last Saturday. Press Releases10/12
  • Johnny Herrera)Johnny Herrera is excited to tackle the Winter Nationals this weekend at Devil's Bowl Speedway. Herrera, who is a previous winner of the marquee event at the half-mile oval in Mesquite, Texas, will invade the 43rd edition of the doubleheader this Friday and Saturday. Press Releases10/12
  • Tommy Bryant)When you work hard all season and get that elusive first win of the season on the final night of racing, it leaves you hungry for more. For Tommy Bryant and the team, which earned their lone victory of the season during the ASCS Gulf South Region season finale, the 2017 season can't come soon enough. Press Releases10/12
  • Ryan Smith)Ryan Smith has a ton of confidence as he gets set to take on the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series in Central Pennsylvania this weekend. "Our old Maxim is working well," he said. "We have great support and great team chemistry. We have a strong bullet under the hood, our best engine. The World of Outlaws program puts all the emphasis on qualifying and we have been saving this motor for a weekend like this. It's pretty fresh; we've only run it about four or five times." Press Releases10/12
  • Oswego Speedway NY)The day after NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week XLV dropped its final checkered flag, track crews began the process of removing the 500+ loads of clay that were temporarily dumped on Oswego Speedway’s asphalt racing surface to hold ‘Racing’s Biggest Party’. Press Releases10/12
  • Column)"Golden Gate Speedway, the Resurgence of the Old Timers, a Hurricane, and More"by Richard GolardiFlorida Open Wheel  10/12
  • USAC WS)After restarting at the back, Ronnie Gardner (Corona, California) charged forward and won last Saturday’s “KRC Safety Fall Shootout” at Tulare’s Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway. The $1,500 USAC Western States Midget triumph was Gardner’s fifth win of the season and eighteenth overall, tying Page Jones for fifth overall. Frankie Guerrini, rookie point leader Courtney Crone, Cory Elliott and Maria Cofer rounded out the top-five drivers. USAC 10/12
  • ESS)It all started in 2007, the Lucky Giveaway Program for the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS) now enters its 10th consecutive season. Major companies from the sprint car world rewarding the teams that faithfully supported the ESS Tour. The 2016 version promises to be the largest to date. Press Releases10/12


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