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POINTS AFTER 10/28/17 FINAL
1. 48/29 Danny Dietrich 1495 12
2. 24/5w Lucas Wolfe 1494 8
3. 27 Greg Hodnett 1234 7
4. 69K Lance Dewease 1085 12
5. 3z/58 Brock Zearfoss 1082 7
6. 51 Freddie Rahmer 977 6
7. 21 Brian Montieth 890 3
8. 1/55 Dale Blaney 507
9. 11 T J Stutts 500
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A Typical WeekendPat & Bruce Eckel 10/22

 Anthony D’Alessio wins at East Bay Raceway Park FL Saturday 12/9.   Gary Johnson

Mick Saller could not save this bicycle at Valvoline Raceway on 9 December and crashed out of his heat. Gary Reid photo.

 

Curt Michael    2017 Capitol Renegade United Racing Club Champion   Tim Moran Photo

 

Graham Lagerlow (81) got some serious air time in his heat at Valvoline Raceway on 9 December. Gary Reid photo

 

Garry Brazier finds some grip during time trials at Valvoline Raceway on 9 December. Gary Reid photo. Click image for larger view

 

Sammy Walsh won the Sprintcar A Main at Valvoline Raceway on 9 December, defeating Marcus Dumesny and James Thompson. Gary Reid photo   Click image for larger view

Daren Jenkins (centre) won the Speedcar A Main at Valvoline Raceway on 9 December which doubled as a round of the Speedcar Super Series, defeating Travis Mills (right) and Michael Stewart (left). The late George Tatnell's widow and daughters helped with the presentation. Gary Reid photo

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“I can't believe he (Bright) gave me the outside lane for the restart,” Kidd said. “Once the green dropped, I shot by him. I couldn't possibly be any happier than I am right now.” Whitey Kidd III winning the first annual East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals inside CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton, N.J

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Sammy Walsh (centre) won the Sprintcar A Main at Valvoline Raceway on 9 December from Marcus Dumesny (right) and James Thompson (left). Helping with the presentation were the late George Tatnell's widow and daughters. Gary Reid photo

 

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Wednesday  December 13th 2017

If there is one thing I am, it's always right. Ted Nugent

9:00pm

PRESS....

  • Racin Boys)The RacinBoys Broadcasting Network will return to Oklahoma later this month to showcase three marquee events via Pay-Per-View. The 33rd annual Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout, the RFC Outlaw Kart Superbowl and the 32nd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire will all have live video feeds featuring multiple cameras, replays and more on the RacinBoys website. Press Releases 12/13
  • USAC)National Sprint Car Hall of Famer Dave Darland has joined Matt and Gene Goodnight's Hartford City, Indiana-based team for a full run at the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car schedule in 2018. Darland, USAC's winningest USAC National Sprint Car driver of all-time with 59 victories, will sport No. 36D, a number that has ridden along with Darland to numerous titles and victories, including his very first USAC win at the Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track in 1993. USAC 12/13
  • USAC)Petry Motorsports is pleased to announce that Kevin Thomas Jr. will come on board to pilot the No.15, and make a run for a USAC P1 Insurance Midget National Championship. Thomas Jr., has previously driven for the team at the 77th running of the "Turkey Night Grand Prix, at Ventura, Raceway. USAC 12/13
  • USAC)Thomas Meseraull has been tabbed as the driver of the Amati Racing No. 66 for this Saturday's "Junior Knepper 55" USAC Midget Special Event at the Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin. Meseraull and Amati have paired up in the past for four USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car feature victories in 2015 and 2016. In the 2016 "Knepper 55," the San Jose, California posted an eighth place finish for the Amati team. USAC 12/13
  • Kayla Green)Kayla Green displayed plenty of promise in the first meeting of her short Australian tour driving for Green Brothers Racing last Saturday night. Coming off a successful debut season racing winged midgets from her adopted home in northern California, Kayla stepped into the #74 Maxim to contest the $10,000 sprintcar feature at Whyalla Speedway in South Australia. However, the team faced challenges just to make the event, as a problem developed with the intended power plant on Friday night.Press Releases 12/13
  • Premier Speedway AU)This Saturday night at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool, South West Conveyancing presents the 3rd Annual Max’s Race and a top-class field of Sprintcars will make the trek to try and claim the $5,000.00 pay day in honor of Speedway legend Max Dumesny. Press Releases 12/13
  • PPB Motorsports 2018)When the 33rd annual Pioneer Pole Buildings fueled by Sunoco & distributed by Insinger Performance show takes place January 19-21 at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, Pa the Pocono Raceway will be an even bigger part of the show. Press Releases 12/13
  • Ernie Saxton Communications)Your auto racing organization is a business. Attorney Michael K. Spotts writes in the most recent edition of Ernie Saxton’s Motorsports Sponsorship Marketing News whether you are a full time racer, promoter, track owner or series owner you are still in the auto racing business. Even if your racing operations are a hobby, it’s still a business with many component parts and requirements, all of which much be given attention. Press Releases 12/13
  • Sprint Car Allstars AU)After a two weekend delay caused by weather the JSR King of the River final will be decided Saturday night at Wangaratta Speedway and with several teams in contention to claim the Crown and the $2000 it will be a thrilling way to finish the mini-series. Only 50 points separate the top 10 and with double points on offer for the final it really is anyone’s to win. 13 teams have contested all rounds of the mini-series showing the popularity it has developed. Press Releases 12/13

Tuesday  December 12th 2017

You gotta love livin', baby, 'cause dyin' is a pain in the ass. Frank Sinatra

9:00pm

RESULTS....

  • Palmerston North NZ)Feature: 2usa Shane Stewart, 54a Michael Pickens, 1nz Jamie Larsen, 11usa Kyle Hirst, 78a Daniel Eggleton, 22a Dean Brindle   Heat One: 2usa Shane Stewart, 18p Greg Pickerill, 22a Dean Brindle, 3nz Jamie McDonald, 5a Daniel Rogers, 4a Matthew Leversedge  Heat Two: 14usa Tony Stewart, 1nz Jamie Larsen, 54a Michael Pickens, 78a Daniel Eggleton, 11usa Kyle Hirst, 28p Tony Uhlenberg Heat Three: 11usa Kyle Hirst, 54a Michael Pickens, 51m, 4a Matthew Leversedge , 2usa Shane Stewart, 22a Dean Brindle  Heat Four: 3nz Jamie McDonald, 1nz Jamie Larsen, 5a Daniel Rogers, 78a Daniel Eggleton, 18p Greg Pickerill, 19p Kendall Savage 12/12

PRESS....

  • Lucas Oil Chili Bowl)Construction of the Tulsa Expo Raceway is underway with the first loads of clay hitting the floor of the River Spirit Expo Center on Wednesday, December 12, 2017. As the quarter-mile oval take shape, the list of drivers seeking the conquer the 32nd Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire, happening January 9-13, 2018, continues to grow with over 200 entries already turned into the Chili Bowl office; just two day ahead of the entry deadline for teams to save $50. ASCS 12/12
  • Steven Lines)For the second time in the 2017-18 season, Steven Lines and the Halls Motorsport Team visited the podium at Avalon Raceway, this time placing second in last Saturday night’s Fireball Derby, which doubled as the sixth Eureka Garages & Sheds Sprintcar Series round. Press Releases 12/12
  • SOD)The tradition-rich Crystal Motor Speedway / Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP partnership marches on for 2018. Since Duane LaCombe scheduled the first Sprints On Dirt race in 1980, Crystal Motor Speedway has been on the SOD schedule every year. The 2018 SOD season opening race at Ron Flinn’s popular speedway is scheduled for April 28th followed by July 14th and September 1st dates. Press Releases 12/12
  • Ohsweken Speedway ONT)Ohsweken Speedway has postponed its biggest 2018 events until further notice. Speedway management cites unforeseen challenges with the lease of adjacent land as the reason. The land directly north of the driveway isn’t Speedway property; It has recently changed hands, and the new owners have other plans for usage of the land moving forward. Press Releases 12/12
  • Waynesfield Raceway Park OH)With the full 2018 racing schedule still being finalized, officials have announced three big events coming to the 1/3rd mile in 2018. The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will return to WRP for night #3 of Ohio Sprint Speedweek. TheAll Stars Logo Father’s Day event will take place Sunday night, June 17th. Tim Shaffer held off Danny Dietrich to take home the win last year during the re-scheduled weeknight race. A total of 43 All Stars signed in 2017. The K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders will also be on the program giving race fans two divisions of sprint cars. Press Releases 12/12
  • Derek Hagar)Derek Hagar will make his fourth career midget start for Hagar-Proctor Racing this Saturday during the Junior Knepper 55. The team, which is co-owned by Hagar and Jonathan Proctor, has three races under its belt entering this weekend's USAC National Midget Series event at the Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin, Ill. Press Releases 12/12
  • Tony Bruce Jr)It's that time of year again for Tony Bruce Jr., who transitions from sprint cars to midgets for two events during the offseason. Bruce Jr. will drive for Team Eights this Saturday at the Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin, Ill., for the Junior Knepper 55 with the USAC National Midget Series. It will be his ninth career midget event and first since the Chili Bowl Nationals in January. Press Releases 12/12
  • Giovanni Scelzi)Giovanni Scelzi is teaming up with Clauson-Marshall Racing to tackle the Junior Knepper 55 this Saturday. The USAC National Midget Series event at the Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin, Ill., will mark his debut with the team and will be his second career midget event. Press Releases 12/12
  • MAVTV)MAVTV and Lucas Oil Racing TV will broadcast "LIVE" the 32nd running of the world famous Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals presented by General Tire, on Saturday night, January 13, 2018, starting at 8:30pm ET, from the River Spirit Expo in Tulsa, OK. Press Releases 12/12
  • Justin McMinn)Justin McMinn emerged victorious from a hectic Speedcar feature at Avalon Raceway last night (Saturday 9th December). McMinn led home a small but stellar field in an exciting final. Justin McMinn celebrates the win as car owner and Uncle - Lance McMinn - looks on. – Photo & Media Release by Pirate Media Group. Press Releases 12/12

Monday  December 11th 2017

If you don't deal with your demons, they will deal with you, and it's gonna hurt. Nikki Sixx

9:50pm

PRESS....

  • USAC)Dillon Welch, Parker Price-Miller and Chris R. Andrews have filed their entries Sunday on the final night of the free entry period for the third running of the "Junior Knepper 55." The list for the Saturday, December 16 race at the Southern Illinois Center now boasts a field of 56 USAC Midgets for the non-points special event at the purpose-built, indoor racing facility at the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds, including the Clauson Marshall team with six entries, four of which are past Southern Illinois Center winners: multiple-time NASCAR Cup winner Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., reigning "Knepper 55" winner Tyler Courtney, USAC National Midget season-opener winner Justin Grant and Spring 2016 winner Shane Golobic. USAC 12/11
  • OCRS)Zach Chappell was presented with the Harold Leep Championship trophy last Saturday night as the 2017 AMERI-FLEX / OCRS sprint car series champion at the Signs of the Times event center in Sapulpa Oklahoma. It is the first AMERI-FLEX / OCRS title for Chappell who began racing regularly with the series in 2015 and becomes the seventh overall champion in the history of the Tulsa based sprint series. OCRS 12/11
  • Perris Auto Speedway CA)Perris Auto Speedway promoter Don Kazarian has made two changes to the 2018 schedule. The USAC/CRA Sprint Car race originally scheduled for July 21st has been moved to October 20th. The PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds will now occupy the July 21st date. Press Releases 12/11
  • Len Sammons Productions)Car owners and Three Quarter (TQ) Midget chassis builders are completing their efforts for the annual Indoor Auto Racing Championship Series Fueled by VP, which kicks off on Friday and Saturday night, January 5th and 6th inside Allentown, Pa.’s PPL Center for the Ironton Telephone sponsored events. In recent months more new cars have been built and race proven machines stripped and re-engineered than ever before. Every team that doesn’t own a Laffler Chassis, winner of the last three series titles, is out to knock them off the top of the hill. Press Releases 12/11

2:50pm

PRESS....

  • Jamie Veal)To say that the Krikke Motorsport team and their new team driver Jamie Veal hit the ground running in their 2017-18 season debut is a huge understatement, with the duo clinching last Saturday night’s Western Australian 410 Sprintcar Title at the Perth Motorplex in what was their first ever appearance together. Press Releases 12/11
  • OSCS)The Ohio Sprint Car Series will not be terminated, but instead rejuvenated under new ownership. Steven Pocock, a 23-year-old, Fremont, Ohio, native with motorsports experience as a driver and from an administrative standpoint, has acquired the Ohio Sprint Car Series from former promoter, Brad McCown, and will continue operations in 2018. Pocock, a webmaster by trade, is excited to take the reins from McCown, hoping to restore the Series to its original state. Press Releases 12/11
  • Shane Golobic)2017 was by far a year for Shane Golobic to remember, and that is not event including his racing accolades. Amidst a rigorous schedule that saw him compete 81 times across the United States and record 10 wins and a USAC Midget Week Championship, Golobic also found time to get on one knee and propose to long time girlfriend, Sarah Wood. Press Releases 12/11
  • Selinsgrove Speedway PA)Former late model champion Steve Campbell of Danville has been named Selinsgrove Speedway’s lead technical inspector, effective immediately, for the upcoming 2018 season. “While we’re going to miss seeing Steve in weekly super late model competition we’re excited to have him and his wife Denise continue to be a part of the Selinsgrove Speedway family in this new capacity,” said track general manager Steve Inch. “Steve is one of the most knowledgeable people in the racing industry and he will do a great job as the track’s head tech inspector.” Central PA 12/11
  • Port Royal Speedway PA)The 2018 Port Royal Speedway schedule of events is taking shape with numerous high-profile events dotting the slate of events. Opening day is slated for Saturday, March 10 at 5 pm featuring the 410 sprints and the super late models. The All Stars Circuit of Champions Keith Kauffman Classic will pump up the month of April on Saturday the 14th followed by the second appearance in as many years by the Lucas Oil Dirt Late Model stars on Sunday, April 22. Central PA 12/11

Sunday  December 10th 2017

"I just want to break even"  Richard Manuel

5:00pm

RESULTS....

  • East Bay Raceway Park FL)In the Q Auto & Injury Attorneys Sprints 15-lap feature it was Anthony D’Alessio winning with Johnny Gilbertson second and Billy Bridges third.Q Auto & Injury Attorneys Sprints (15-lap feature) 01 Anthony D’Alessio 22 Johnny Gilbertson 11b Billy Bridges 55 Kurt Taylor 2 Frank Beck 3k Guy Bos 21 Justin Webster 12 David Kelley 96 Nikole Voisey (DNS) 12/10

PRESS....

  • USAC)Clauson Marshall Racing, Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports and Tucker/Boat Motorsports have all filed their entries for the Saturday, December 16 "Junior Knepper 55" USAC Midget "Special Event" indoors at the Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin. USAC 12/10
  • Justin Sanders)Justin Sanders has often flown under the radar so to speak in California, despite picking up over 50-feature event wins over the course of his young career. Often competing in his family owned No. 17 machine, Sanders has made cameos in the past for various car owners, including a memorable 2015 season with F&W Racing, as well as having success with the World of Outlaws in the JoeVon Shroltz No. 121, but in 2018 Sanders will get another opportunity to showcase his talent as he has been named to new driver of the potent Mike Phulps Motorsports No. 56 machine. Press Releases 12/10
  • UMSS)With the news that many new teams are being formed for the 2018 Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series (UMSS) season in both the wing and traditional programs, the UMSS will hold an informational meeting on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at the Cedar Lake Speedway Arena at 10:00 am. Whether you are ready to race in 2018 or want more information about how to get involved, this meeting is for you. It is free and open to anyone who is interested in attending. Press Releases 12/10
  • URC)The 2017 Capitol Renegade United Racing Club came to its official close on Saturday night at the 2017 Banquet. The top 10 were honored with their point fund checks and picture plaques along with the announcing of Chris Allen as the 2017 Rookie of the Year and Phil Meisner Jr. as the 2017 Mechanic of the Year. URC 12/10

Saturday  December 9th 2017

The learning process continues until the day you die. Kirk Douglas

3:00pm

RESULTS....

  • Western Springs Speedway NZ)1 54A Michael Pickens 2 11USA Kyle Hirst 3 78A Daniel Eggleton 4 2USA Shane Stewart 5 1NZ Jamie Larsen 6 88M Keaton Dahm 7 14USA Tony Stewart 8 5A Daniel Rodgers 9 21W Stephen Taylor 10 29A Jeremy Halpin 11 26A Paul Sands 12 15A Steve Pribicevich DNF 73K Brian Edwards DNF 22A Dean Brindle DNF 3NZ Jamie McDonald DNF 5USA Brad Loyet DNF 2NZ Jonathan Allard DNF 59A Mike Wheeler DNF 51M Rodney Wood 12/9
  • Avalon Raceway AU)1 #W17 James McFadden 2 #W3 Steve Lines 3 #V90 Corey McCullagh 4 #V98 Peter Doukas 5 #V37 Grant Anderson 6 #Q23 Lachlan McHugh 7 #VA18 Scott Rielly 8 #V68 Brett Milburn 9 #T7 Tim Hutchins 10 #V42 Jye Okeeffe 11 #V72 Jacob Smith 12 #V22 Terry Rankin 13 #V67 Luke Walker 14 #S4 Lisa Walker 15 #V40 Rusty Hickman 16 #S20 Glen Sutherland 17 #V88 David Murcott 18 #V73 Charles Hunter 12/9
  • Valvoline Raceway AU)1 #92N Sam Walsh 2 #47N Marcus Dumesny 3 #22N James Thompson 4 #2D Ben Atkinson 5 #78N Andrew Wright 6 #43N Alex Orr 7 #16N Daniel Sayre 8 #5NQ Danny Reidy 9 #20N Troy Little 10 #54N Grant Tunks 11 #32N Warren Ferguson 12 #89N Braydan Willmington 13 #6NS Matt Geering 14 #7NS Callum Williamson 15 #5N Dean Thomas 16 #7Q Robbie Farr 17 #24N Blake Skipper 18 #58NS Cameron Ware 19 #55N Kim Becker 20 #71N Courtney O'hehir 21 #18NT Jason Gebert 22 #40N Chris Mcinerney 23 #57N Matt Dumesny 24 #21NS Jordyn Brazier 12/9
  • Perth Motorplex AU)1 #2 Jamie Veal 2 #60 Kaiden Manders 3 #87 Carl Dowling 4 #14 Jason Pryde 5 #80 James Inglis 6 #77 Bradley Maiolo 7 #11 Jason Kendrick 8 #V36 Tim Van Ginneken 9 #10 Andrew Priolo 10 #12 Daniel Harding 11 #97 Mitchell Wormall 12 #24 Troy Beckingham 13 #55 Darren Mewett 14 #94 Matthew Cross 15 #9 AJ Nash 16 #51 Jamie Oldfield 17 #79 Scott Chatwin 18 #V41 Darren Mollenoyux 19 #44 Ben Ellement 20 #86 Corey Hunter 21 #A1 Kerry Madsen 22 #57 Shaun Bradford 23 #89 Kye Scroop 24 #20 Ryan Lancaster 25 #27 Sean Zemunik 26 #88 Adrian Haywood 27 #99 Jamie Maiolo12/9
  • Perth Motorplex AU)Midgets...1 #USA7 Tucker Klaasmeyer 2 #24 Dayne Kingshott 3 #23 Glen Mears 4 #USA4 Alex Bright 5 #38 Travis White 6 #26 Keenan Fleming 7 #32 Stuart Yates 8 #S83 Brett Ireland 9 #9 Vaughan Manders 10 #V4 Luke Ferguson 11 #V22 Joe Lostitch 12 #15 Rob Golding 13 #12 Chris Telenta 14 #89 Aaron North 15 #37 Philip Jeffreys 16 #14 Neville Lance 17 #17 Daniel Golding 18 #V15 Andy Pearce 19 #47 Dene McAllan 20 #52 Tom Payet 21 #72 Nathan Chalmers 12/9

PRESS....

  • Tanner Thorson)Tanner Thorson looks ahead to 2018, as he partners with new organizations for the upcoming race season. Thorson is set to pilot the Dooling Hayward Motorsports/Richard Childress Racing No. 63 midget and the Tri-C Motorsports No. 3c wing sprint car. Press Releases 12/9
  • Danny Dietrich)Celebrating an owner/driver relationship that will reach nine years in 2018, Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing will tackle an intense schedule during the upcoming year, splitting their focus nearly 50/50 between competition in Central Pennsylvania and on the road. Unofficially, Dietrich’s plan is to join the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions for a combined 40 events during the new year, with the rest of his schedule molded around competition in the Keystone State. Tentatively, Dietrich will join the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions 26 times in 2018. Press Releases 12/9
  • Oswego Speedway NY)The long anticipated list of rules changes for Oswego Speedway’s Small Block Supermodified division was revealed to race teams on Friday night with one big change included; which is the addition of a voluntary 602 crate engine program for 2018 which will be mandatory for the 2019 season. The set crate engine will be a GM Performance #19258602 engine with a 7" 604 style circle track pan, pickup and oil filter adapter installed. All QR coded secondary seals can be purchased through the speedway from Pace Performance and those interested in purchasing an engine can contact Steve Gioia Jr. with speedway tech. Press Releases 12/9
  • Port Royal Speedway PA)Port Royal Speedway is proud to announce the televising of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars 51st annual Tuscarora 50, set to take place at the track on Saturday, September 8. The 51st annual race, paying $51,000 to win, will be aired on MAVTV Motorsports Network at 8 pm on October 21. The huge announcement was made on Friday when the All Stars announced a multi-year broadcast agreement with MAVTV. Central PA 12/9
  • Port Royal Speedway PA)For the first time in history, a super late model back-to-back, doubleheader is coming to Port Royal Speedway in 2018 as part of the prestigious Bob Weikert Memorial weekend program on May 26 and 27. Sanctioned by the Northeast Ultimate Super Late Model Series, the mighty stock cars will race in $3,000 to win and $5,000 to win events respectively, both paying $400 just to start. The Saturday May 26 NUSLMS show will be part of the Weikert Memorial weekend Fallen Heroes Championships at Port Royal when the Weikert Memorial 410 sprints compete for $5,000 to win Central PA 12/9

Friday  December 8th 2017

Whoever controls the media, controls the mind. Jim Morrison

11:45pm

PRESS....

  • USAC)USAC National driving champions Kody Swanson, Chris Windom and Spencer Bayston shared the spotlight along with other 2017 USAC champions and special award recipients at Friday night's 62nd USAC "Night of Champions" celebration at the Indiana Roof Ballroom in downtown Indianapolis, Ind.             Swanson, of Kingsburg, CA, Windom, of Canton, IL and Bayston, of Lebanon, IN, earned National championships. Swanson was a third-time Silver Crown titlist, Windom a first-time AMSOIL Sprint Car king and Bayston a first-time National Midget champ. USAC 12/8
  • Sports Plus Video)This season, give the gift of speed with racing DVD action to gift to your favorite race fans, PLUS help the York Country Racing Club. Select titles on the SPV eBay store we will gift 10% of the proceeds to the YCRC. Keep watch of those promotions on Sport Plus Video’s Twitter feed @sportsplusvide1 and Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/sportsplusvideo/. Shop now at the eBay store at: http://ebay.to/2hVDQhH 12/8
  • SCCT)Fresh off a successful opening season the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards is pleased to announce its 2018 schedule of events, which showcases 12 dates at six different tracks throughout California and Northern Nevada. The second year Winged 360 Sprint Car tour is happy to welcome back Elk Grove Ford, Abreu Vineyards and Hoosier Racing Tires as major sponsors for the upcoming season. With great cooperation from promoters there will also be no conflicts between SCCT and the King of the West-NARC Sprint Cars, allowing teams to compete for both titles. In addition to that there will be a trio of shows held in conjunction with KWS-NARC, bringing the best of the best in the Golden State to the same track on the same night. Press Releases 12/8

8:45pm

PRESS....

  • Column)"Nation’s Longest-Running 2017 Sprint Car Season Ends on Saturday" by Richard Golardi Florida Open Wheel 12/8
  • All Stars)Recently unveiling a schedule that now includes 55 events at 36 different facilities, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will now add even more hype to their 2018 campaign by announcing a multi-year broadcast agreement with MAVTV Motorsports Network that will stretch through the 2019 season. All Stars 12/8
  • SOD)Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP is pleased to announce that the Hoosier right rear and left rear SOD spec tires originally introduced for the 2016 season will remain unchanged through the 2019 racing season. SOD’s highly successful “beyond limits” format would not have been possible without the support of Hoosier Racing Tire’s Neil Cowman and Hoosier Tire Midwest’s Terry Young and Craig Cowan. Press Releases 12/8
  • Dodge City Raceway Park KS)Outlaws, endures, USMTS, coaches, scintillating championship battles and more are in store for 2018 as Dodge City Raceway Park released its slate of events for next season. Following an open practice session on Saturday night, March 24, the 2018 DCRP schedule encompasses 17 total nights of competition atop the 3/8-mile clay oval in southwest Kansas. Press Releases 12/8
  • ASCS Red River)Going into the fourth year of competition, the American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Red River Region presented by Smiley's Racing Products is looking at a 20 race run throughout Oklahoma with events also slated in Arkansas,ASCS 12/8

3:00pm

PRESS....

  • Kyle Larson Racing)NASCAR star and dirt racing veteran Kyle Larson will shift into sole owner of Larson Marks Racing starting in 2018. The team will be run under the Kyle Larson Racing banner and Justin Marks will assume an advisory role with KLR moving forward.http://larsonmarksracing.com/ 12/8
  • Dooling Hayward Motorsports)Dooling Hayward Motorsports has agreed to a partnership with Richard Childress Racing (RCR), one of NASCAR’s most storied organizations and winner of over 200 races and 17 championships, effective immediately. RCR is based in Welcome, North Carolina and is scheduled to field cars in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR XFINITY Series in 2018; its 49th season as a race team. Press Releases 12/8
  • All Stars)The 2018 Arctic Cat All Stars champion will receive $50,000 and the overall points fund next year will see an increase of over $60,000. 12/8
  • Tanner Thorson)Tanner Thorson will pilot the Dooling Hayward Motorsports/Richard Childress Racing No. 63 for the 2018 Chili Bowl Nationals and select USAC midget events with Rusty Kunz on the wrenches. 12/8
  • Greg Wilson)Hercules Tire today announced that the company will continue its partnership with Greg Wilson Racing in 2018. This announcement follows Wilson's commitment earlier today to run once again with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series on the 2018 tour.https://www.herculestire.com/ 12/8

Thursday  December 7th 2017

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“May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won’t.” – George S. Patton

12:20pm

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  • Williams Grove/Selinsgrove Speedways PA)The Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series National Tour presented by MAVTV Motorsports Network will make first-ever appearances in 2018 at Pennsylvania’s Williams Grove Speedway Friday, May 4, and Selinsgrove Speedway Saturday, May 5, in the “Battle of the Groves” sponsored by Eleven Oaks Farm. ASCS officials made the hugely-anticipated announcement today (Dec. 7)at the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) tradeshow in Indianapolis. “Every year, we get more requests from fans to go to tracks in two states. Pennsylvania and California. Getting to finally get races at Williams Grove and Selinsgrove, we are really excited and hope it’s something we can build on to bring more to the fans in the future,” commented ASCS National Director, Matt Ward. Central PA 12/7
  • MyRacePass/Speed Sport)SPEED SPORT and MyRacePass have formed a strategic alliance, effective today. The alliance will dramatically expand SPEED SPORT’s digital content and advertising network to over 1000 racetrack and racer websites within the MyRacePass system, and valuable revenue streams, marketing support and quality content to MRP and MRP site owners. With origins dating back to 1934, SPEED SPORT includes a broad portfolio of media products and services, including its authoritative monthly magazine SPEED SPORT Magazine, its motorsports news website SPEEDSPORT.com, its award-winning weekly racing program “Suzuki Presents SPEED SPORT”, which airs on the MAVTV network Thursday’s in primetime, and its popular “SPEED SPORT News Center” and “Short Track Roundup” digital news programs. Press Releases 12/7
  • TOPP Motorsports)TOPP Motorsports is proud to announce that seasoned sprint car driver Justin Grant has joined the team. Coming off of a top three finish in both driver and owner points independently for USAC National Sprints in 2017, the duo has partnered for the upcoming season to make a run at the USAC National Sprint tile. “We’re excited that this partnership has come together,” said Kevin Birchmeier, owner and President of TOPP Motorsports. “Justin is such a talented driver. With him behind the wheel of our top notch equipment, we know we have a winning combination to keep headed toward our goal of winning the USAC Sprint Championship.” Press Releases 12/7
  • ASCS Lucas Oil)The Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series National Tour presented by MAVTV Motorsports Network will make first-ever appearances at Pennsylvania’s Williams Grove Speedway Friday, May 4, 2018 and Selinsgrove Speedway Saturday, May 5, 2018 in the “Battle of the Groves” for sponsored by Eleven Oaks Farm. ASCS officials made the hugely-anticipated announcement today at the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) tradeshow in Indianapolis. The last time the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network was on May 24, 2007 with Jason Johnson topping competition at Susquehanna Speedway. ASCS 12/7
  • SOD)Sprints on Dirt announced at the Performance Racing Industry in Indianapolis that is excited to once again have Engine Pro and ARP as title sponsor partners for 2018. Powered for the third season by its “beyond limits” format, SOD is charging full speed into next season. Its exceptional racing has attracted the attention of competitors, sponsors, and fans alike. The partnership with Engine Pro and ARP was proven to be the right decision as results have exceeded all expectations. SOD is busy putting together all the pieces for 2018 and details will be released throughout the next few months. Press Releases 12/7
  • USAC)Clauson/Marshall Racing, with the addition of NASCAR driver and USAC champion Ryan Newman to the team ownership role, will field veteran driver Tyler Courtney full-time on the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car trail in 2018. Tyler Courtney, USAC's Most Improved driver in 2017, moves over to the CMNR ride following a successful two-year run with TOPP Motorsports in which they teamed up for six USAC National Sprint Car feature wins. Meanwhile, this past season, CMR was the home for Courtney's first three career USAC National Midget victories. For 2018, CMR's home is where Courtney's heart lies in the sprint car as well. USAC 12/7
  • Column)Ron Rodda has notes about a new career for Dave Ellis From the Grandstand12/7
  • USAC Silver Crown)A helping of six pavement and five dirt races make up a balanced USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series schedule for the 2018 season, which marks the series' return to the state of Wisconsin for the first time since 2011. The Silver Crown cars will make their debut appearance on the half-mile, paved Madison International Speedway on June 29 for the "Cheesemakers 100." While it's the big cars' first go at the Oregon, Wisconsin joint, USAC's National Sprint and Midget series did make a visit to the track in 1997 when Dave Steele (Sprint) and Jimmy McCune (Midget) captured their respective ends of the doubleheader. Bobby East won Silver Crown's last race in the Badger State at the Milwaukee Mile six years ago. USAC 12/7
  • USAC Midgets)A brand new title sponsor and a pair of new venues amongst a slate of popular series mainstays bring an invigorated USAC National Midget scene in 2018 with 23 events, 21 venues and nine states occupying the USAC P1 Insurance Midget National Championship schedule. The series has partnered with an innovative technology launching in January 2018 that rewards good drivers with great rates for car insurance, which will go hand-in-hand with benefits to the series and racers as a whole. USAC 12/7
  • USAC Sprints)Following a year of renaissance with a new breed of drivers ascending to the top of the standings, the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship reloads for a 2018 schedule that includes 45 events between the months of February and November. Leading off the schedule once again for the ninth-straight season is "Winter Dirt Games" at Ocala, Florida's Bubba Raceway Park on February 15-16-17. The wintertime defroster begins a season that carries with it a number of tried and true tour staples including Eastern Storm and Indiana Sprint Week. USAC 12/7

Wednesday  December 6th 2017

Everywhere is within walking distance if you have the time. Steven Wright

10:25pm

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  • Premier Speedway AU)Two of the Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic’s Top Ten from 2017 have entered for the South West Conveyancing supported 2018 version of the event at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool. Having previously stood on top of the podium in both 2011 with Monte Motorsport and 2013 with Hall’s Motorsport, Mt. Gambier’s Steven Lines managed a strong ninth place finish last January behind eventual Classic Champion James McFadden. Press Releases 12/6
  • Dodge City Raceway Park KS)With another exhilarating racing season in the books at the state-of-the-art Dodge City Raceway Park in southwest Kansas, all that remains is the annual awards banquet.The top 2017 competitors in each division will receive their hardware and points fund money on Saturday night, January 27, 2018, at the Western Expo Center that is located adjacent to the track at the intersection of US 56 and US 283 on the south edge of Dodge City, KS. Press Releases 12/6
  • Michael Faccinto)Michael Faccinto is set to partner with Austin Brown Racing for the 32nd running of the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire. Faccinto will be behind the wheel of the Mesilla Valley Transportation/Boss Chassis/Toyota Racing No.7 machine.http://dubpubmedia.com/  12/6
  • Heffner Racing)Kevin Thomas Jr will be behind the wheel of the Heffner Racing No.27 midget at the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals. 12/6
  • Speed Sport)Sixteen-year-old sprint car driver Michael “Buddy” Kofoid is set to embark on his most ambitious racing schedule to date after joining Harley Van Dyke Motorsports.https://speedsport.com/12/6
  • Speed Sport)TOPP Motorsports has confirmed that sprint car driver Justin Grant has joined the team to chase the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car Series championship.https://speedsport.com/ 12/6
  • Speed Sport)Kyle Cummins and team owners Chuck Eberhardt and Fred Zirzow (EZR) have partnered to take on the full USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car Series season.https://speedsport.com/  12/6
  • Bricen James)While most drivers will have to wait for the spring to come about before resuming their racing careers that will not be the case for Bricen James. The Albany, Oregon native will be back in action in January for the 2018 Chili Bowl Nationals piloting the Johnny Herrera Racing #45X entry prepared by legendary car owner/crew chief Kenny Woodruff. James will be one of over three hundred drivers expected to make the trip to the Tulsa, Oklahoma event. Press Releases 12/6

Tuesday  December 5th 2017

It's kind of fun to do the impossible. Walt Disney

11:45pm

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  • USCS)The 2017 United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters Outlaw Thunder Tour National Champion, Jordon Mallett from Greenbrier, Arkansas collected the title as Champion of the USCS Southern Thunder regional series on the way to his National title during the 2017 racing season. The young sprint car driver made five visits to the www.rockauto.com USCS victory lane as the feature winner in USCS Southern Thunder Tour competition during 2017. USCS 12/5
  • Premier Speedway AU)Leading into the 2017 Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic, James McFadden could have been forgiven for thinking that the Classic may just have been that one event that he couldn’t tick from his bucket list! Press Releases 12/5
  • USAC)A "Turkey Night Grand Prix" winner, an Indiana Sprint Week feature winner and an All Star Circuit of Champions feature winner are among the latest of 38 entries, thus far, for the Saturday, December 16th "Junior Knepper 55" USAC Midget special event at the Southern Illinois Center. USAC 12/5
  • RUSH Sprints)When the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Sprint Cars powered by Pace Performance debut in the spring of 2018, the traditional non-wing open wheel cars will be fueled by RUSH "Visual" Methanol from Insinger Performance. The Sprint Cars will join RUSH's other divisions on dirt and asphalt with a mandated spec fuel program put in place in 2016 to control cost and ensure competitive parity throughout the Series. Press Releases 12/5
  • USAC)When one sits and begins to dig into the numbers that Kody Swanson has put up during his four-year tenure with DePalma Motorsports' USAC Silver Crown program, the figures jump off the page. Of course, 2017's series title was his third driver championship, which equaled him with fellow Californians Bud Kaeding and Jimmy Sills as the only drivers to earn three series titles. USAC 12/5
  • Krikke Motorsport)Off the back of numerous substitutional changes within the team over the off season, Krikke Motorsport are excited to get their 2017-18 season underway this Saturday night, with new driver Jamie Veal set to complete his first hit out with the team in the Western Australian 410 Sprintcar Title at the Perth Motorplex.Press Releases 12/5
  • Fremont Speedway OH/FAST)Fremont Speedway wrapped up it’s 66th anniversary season Saturday, Dec. 2 at the 10 58 Event Center here, crowning the 2017 champions along recognizing the top 10 in points in the four weekly divisions at “The Track That Action Built.” The champions and top 10 in points in the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series presented by Ohio Logistics and the JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series presented by Engine Pro also received their hardware. Press Releases 12/5
  • Kyle Bellm)Nixa, Missouri’s Kyle Bellm and the Resource Asset Management Solutions (RAMS) No. 14k Sprint Car team enjoyed what could be best characterized as a “breakout campaign” during the 2017 Sprint Car racing season. After scoring his first career ASCS Speedweek win at Amarillo, TX, in June, Bellm was red hot aboard the PPG Automotive Finishes/Colorvision entry over the heat of the summer with a run of top-five after top-five finishes that included another four wins. Press Releases 12/5

3:00pm

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  • Austin Nemire)A new season, new equipment and a new plan has 18-year-old Austin Nemire back on track for 2018 where he will compete full-time on the USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series trail. Nemire/Lesko Racing has upgraded their equipment on both the dirt and pavement surfaces. On the dirt, they have acquired the equipment that Mal Lane campaigned for driver Mark Smith in 2017. For the pavement, the team has purchased the equipment formerly piloted by Tracy Hines for Lightfoot Racing and, most recently, by Rex Norris III. Press Releases 12/5
  • Len Sammons Productions)Always exciting Andy Jankowiak is making preparations for the Indoor Auto Racing Series fueled by VP races this winter, in Allentown, Pa., Atlantic City, N.J., and Albany, N.Y. Jankowiak will be in the field when the series opens for 2018 at the PPL Center in Allentown, PA., for the Ironton Telephone sponsored events on Friday and Saturday, January 5 and 6. Press Releases 12/5
  • USAC WSO)USAC Sprint Car racing is coming to the Sooner State in 2018 as the newly-formed Wingless Sprints Oklahoma (WSO) makes its on-track debut. A number of dirt track venues have already signed on to host the series in the upcoming season, including Red Dirt Raceway (Meeker, Okla.), Oklahoma Sports Park (Ada, Okla.), Southern Oklahoma Speedway (Ardmore, Okla.) and Enid (Okla.) Speedway. USAC 12/5
  • Knoxville Raceway IA)Four-day ticket packages for the 2018 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores are now available. Knoxville Raceway underwent a seat-widening project over the off-season. Nearly 3,000 seats were removed due to the project, which means the Knoxville Nationals will be very close to a sell out in 2018! Get your tickets early to secure the seats you want. Press Releases 12/5
  • USAC)USAC's 62nd "Night of Champions" National Awards Dinner is scheduled for Friday night, December 8, at the Indiana Roof Ballroom in downtown Indianapolis, Ind. Champions of USAC's 2017 racing series will be honored during the gala evening. Kody Swanson of Kingsburg, CA earned his third USAC Silver Crown Championship while Chris Windom of Canton, IL captured the AMSOIL National Sprint Car title. The National Midget Championship went to Spencer Bayston of Lebanon, IN.USAC 12/5

Monday  December 4th 2017

Your part can be the king, but unless people are treating you like royalty, you ain't no king, man. Jeff Bridges

11:00pm

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  • Dominic Scelzi)Dominic Scelzi produced a number of monumental moments during his 2017 campaign. Scelzi earned a trio of feature victories, including winning two of the biggest 360ci winged sprint car events in California and garnering his first career win outside of his home state. Press Releases 12/4
  • Zac Taylor)Zac Taylor plans to expand his schedule next year after enjoying a career-best season in 2017. Taylor will move into 360ci winged sprint cars and dabble in some pavement modified racing next year along with select 305ci sprint car and midget races thrown into the mix. Press Releases 12/4
  • Giovanni Scelzi)Giovanni Scelzi took another leap forward in 2017 during only his second season racing a sprint car. Scelzi scored five feature victories and finished second in the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series championship standings - only one point out of first - this season. Press Releases 12/4
  • USAC)Racing champions Chase Briscoe and Shane Cottle are among the 30, thus far, early entries for the Saturday, December 16th "Junior Knepper 55" USAC Midget special event at the Southern Illinois Center. Briscoe, of Mitchell, Indiana, is the 2016 ARCA champ and recently wrapped up NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Rookie of the Year honors and his first series win in the finale at Homestead-Miami (Fla.) Speedway in November. Briscoe is certainly no rookie when it comes to open wheel dirt track racing where he cut his teeth before moving into the NASCAR ranks. Briscoe made his midget racing debut at the "Knepper 55" one year ago, finishing 17th. Briscoe will compete in his own No. 5 in his second "Knepper 55" appearance. USAC 12/4
  • JJ Hickle)As the calendar inches toward 2018, Quilcene, WA driver, JJ Hickle looks back and reflects on a great 2017 season that saw him capture wins aboard the Doug Rutz 8r, the Richard Samure No. 39c, as well as his own No. 3 entry. Press Releases 12/4
  • POWRi Midgets)The POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League has released a schedule showcasing 38 -events throughout 2018 with the season kicking off in February at Bubba Raceway Park and ending in November at Kennedale Speedway for the Season Championship. Starting 2018, the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League will head to Ocala, Florida for the season opener at Bubba Raceway Park for the Inaugural Toyota Sunshine State Midget Challenge. This will be POWRi's maiden voyage to Florida and an exciting new crown jewel in POWRi's history with a two-day show on Friday, February 9th and Saturday, February 10th. Press Releases 12/4
  • Oswego Speedway NY)Oswego Speedway’s 2017 Novelis Fan Can Chase officially concluded following the speedway’s Track Championship events contested on Saturday, August 19 and it is now time to announce the season totals for dollar amounts raised as well as final can counts. Press Releases 12/4
  • Chase Johnson)Chase Johnson is excited to announce that he is aiming for the King of the West-NARC Series championship in 2018 thanks to the support from Safecraft Safety Equipment. Johnson, who drives for Shawn and Cyndi Thomas, was the 2015 King of the West Rookie of the Year and he earned his first career win with the series this season. Press Releases 12/4

Sunday  December 3rd 2017

Of all the things I've lost I miss my mind the most. Ozzy Osbourne

11:00pm

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  • Indy Race Parts)If you're in town for the PRI Show this week, be sure to stop in and see us. Sign up for giveaways and see the daily deal of the day. We will only be open Mon-Thur 9:30AM-5PM, Friday 9AM-3PM, and Sat 9AM-noon. We are located 5 miles from the convention center (361 Gasoline Alley, Indy In 46222). Stuck without a car? Call us and we can possible swing by and pick ya up or if you can't visit us during our limited hours, call (317-244-9437 or 317-507-6310) and we can make arrangements to meet you at the shop so you can shop! Have a good time at the show and hope to see a lot of you there or at the shop! 12/3
  • Sprintcar All Stars AU)As did every speedway in Victoria last weekend the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series had to cancel RD 4 at Wangaratta Speedway. It has been 9 seasons since the All Stars visited Wangaratta so this was very disappointing for everyone especially the Committee of the Club after all their efforts to get Sprintcars back at their race track. With negotiations held very early last week when this bad weather was forecast between the Wangaratta Committee and the All Star promotion we have been fortunate enough to reschedule the event to December 16 th. “We are pleased that we could reschedule the final of our JSR King of the Rivers mini-series as it would have been a shame to lose it. We are now just hoping that all our teams can support the show even though it is closer to Christmas. I did check with teams beforehand and it was suitable to most of them.” Promoter Mandy Searle tells us. Drivers wishing to compete on December 16 please nominate via mandyallstars@bigpond.com 12/3
  • Thomas Davies)It’s a season of change for Thomas Davies, who during the recent off season decided to make the move into 360 Sprintcars from Formula 500s, off the back of a conversation with a fellow racer, thanks to some significant support. What initially started as an idea three months ago to put a car together with best mate and 410 Sprintcar driver James Inglis, quickly came to fruition after a phone call with long-time supporters Rob Hair from RBH Mechanical Services and Jon Wiese, who were happy to get behind Davies’ venture into Sprintcars, with Hair providing Davies with a 2015 Cool Chassis car and a 360ci engine, which is currently being prepared for the 2017-18 season. Press Releases 12/3
  • CRSA)The 2017 Super Gen Products/Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Tour will go down as abbreviated, but incredibly competitive. It fell victim to rain-outs and unforeseen cancellations throughout the schedule. We were able to race thirteen times at eight different northeast speedways. The track types would range with anything from a high speed, five-eighths mile hard clay at Orange County Fair Speedway to the tight, high banked confines of the third-mile Woodhull Raceway and everything in between. Press Releases 12/3
  • POWRi Elite)Texas-based Elite Sprint Car Series will come under POWRi sanction for 2018 effectively creating the POWRi Lucas Oil Elite Sprint Car Series. POWRi and the Elite Sprints have partnered together to continue the growth of traditional sprint car racing in Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, and Arkansas. The Elite Sprints are currently a non-wing 305 sprint care league and will be converting to POWRi WAR rules in 2018. Look for the POWRi Lucas Oil Elite Sprint Car Series to release a 20-25 race schedule. Press Releases 12/3

2:00pm

RESULTS....

  • Len Sammons Productions)A restart with two laps left in the first annual East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals inside CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton, N.J. enabled Whitey Kidd, III of Staten Island, N.Y., to shoot by Alex Bright of Collegeville, Pa., who had led from the halfway mark of the 40-lap contest, and score a dramatic, shocking, and well received Micro Sprint win. Race Results 12/3
  • SSSS)Sport Allen won the final 2017 Southern Sprintcar Series race at Punta Gorda FL on Saturday.12/3

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  • Racing Promotion Monthly)Promoters from the Pacific Coast and Western Canada gathered at the RPM@Reno Promoters Workshop, confirming 2018 schedules and participating in two days of talks, discussions, and networking. The Workshop, produced by Racing Promotion Monthly, hosted by the Eldorado Hotel Casino Reno, returned to Reno, and the Eldorado after a two-year hiatus. Press Releases 12/3
  • OSCS)With time for proper promotion at risk, Ohio Sprint Car Series promoter, Brad McCown, has decided to terminate the Ohio-based sprint car series before the beginning of the 2018 season. McCown, also the promoter of Atomic Speedway near Chillicothe, will now aim all of his focus toward the Atomic high banks, preparing for what could be a record season in 2018. Press Releases 12/3

Saturday  December 2nd 2017

Cherish forever what makes you unique, 'cuz you're really a yawn if it goes. Bette Midler

11:50pm

  • East Bay Raceway Park FL)In the Eagle Jet Top Gun Sprints 25-lap feature it was Hayden Campbell coming home with the win and finishing in the second spot was the 2017 Eagle Jet Top Gun Champion AJ Maddox. Finishing in the third spot was Mark Ruel, Jr. Eagle Jet Top Gun Sprints (25-lap feature) 5 Hayden Campbell 3a AJ Maddox 83 Mark Ruel, Jr. 19 Keith Butler G6 Brandon Grubaugh 3k Guy Bos 52 Shane Kreidler 11b Billy Bridges 00 Harley Zimmerman 20 Frank Carlson 96 Nikole Voisey B2 Chuck Barlow 82 Matt Kurtz (DNS) 12/2
  • NARC KWS)The King of the West-NARC Sprint Car Series has rolled out a 2018 sprint car schedule that will feature 16 race dates at nine different dirt oval tracks in California. Up for grabs for open wheel teams will be more than $430,000 in prize money, championship point funds and contingency awards. The series will continue to be backed by title sponsor Fujitsu General and Hoosier Racing Tires.Press Releases 12/2

2:00pm

RESULTS....

  • Len Sammons Productions)American Racing Drivers Club Midget past champion Alex Bright, reigning Action Track USA SpeedSTR and Micro Sprint champion Tim Buckwalter, nationally acclaimed Micro Sprint standout Austin Quick and regional Micro favorite Jesse Maurer each punched their tickets into tonight's $5,000-to-win East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals inside Trenton, NJ’s CURE Insurance Arena by winning 15-lap A-Qualifier races last night. Race Results 12/2
  • Photos)Steve Koletar shots from the Trenton NJ Indoor Dirt Nationals are inSpeedShotz 12/2
  • Murray Bridge AU)1 #W17 James McFadden 2 #S19 Brad Keller 3 #Q7 Robbie Farr 4 #W3 Steven Lines 5 #S63 Ryan Jones 6 #USA00 Corey Eliason 7 #V42 Jye O'Keefe 8 #S78 Keke Falland 9 #S81 Luke Dillon 10 #S74 Jamie Cobby 11 #S13 Brock Hallett 12 #S25 Justin Sloan 13 #V36 Tim Van Ginneken 14 #S10 Steven Caruso 15 #S71 Sam Putland 16 #S97 Matt Egel 17 #V35 Jamie Veal 18 #S72 Chad Ely 19 #S88 Todd Wigzell 12/2

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  • Valvoline Raceway AU)VR washed out, 410 sprintcars on 9 Dec, Sprintcar Development Series on 16 Dec and Valvoline Grand Prix on 26 Dec. 12/2
  • Austin Hogue)In October of 2016, Austin Hogue sent shockwaves through the Central Pennsylvania pit area when he announced that at the age of 25 he was walking away from the sport of sprint car racing. After nearly 16 years of running go-carts, Allison Legacy Series asphalt cars, 358 Sprint Cars and 410 Sprint Cars, Hogue and his family owned team were burned out from the weekly grind the sport presented. Press Releases 12/2

Friday  December 1st 2017

There's a thin line between to laugh with and to laugh at. Richard Pryor

  • USCS)24 year-old Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee didn’t win the United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters National Championship as she did in 2015 and 2016 during the 40-event 2017 season, but she did lead the series win totals amongst all drivers with nine trips to the www.rockauto.com USCS Victory Lane as the main event winner. USCS 12/1
  • USAC)On eight occasions in 2017, Justin Grant was atop the board in time trials, leading all USAC National drivers in that category to capture the season's ProSource Fast Time Award Challenge. Grant, of Ione, California, was the only USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car driver during the season to record ProSource Fast Qualifying time and win the feature in the same night, which he did in the season-opening "Winter Dirt Games" at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. USAC12/1
  • Cory Kruseman Sprint Car and Midget Driving School)Are you looking for a special gift for the racing fan on your Christmas shopping list that will supply the thrill of a lifetime? If you answered “yes,” look no further. Starting today, the Cory Kruseman Sprint Car and Midget Driving School is offering some major discounts via Groupon just in time for the holidays. Press Releases 12/1
  • Lucas Oil Chili Bowl)With under 40 days until the green flag drops on the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire, the first wave of entries has been revealed with 148 received so far for the 32nd edition of the "Mecca of Micros", happening January 9-13, 2018 at the Tulsa Expo Raceway, located inside the River Spirit Expo Center.

2:50pm

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  • Kaeding Performance) Tomorrow!!! The 28th annual Kaeding Performance Race Car Swap Meet at the San Jose Fairgrounds on Tully Road, will take place on December 2nd 2017 at 8:00 a.m. This is the Swap Meet to come to, with vendors and buyers from all over California, Washington, Oregon, Nevada,Hawaii, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. So pack up all your racing parts or bring $$$ to find the best buys from the top teams in the Western States and beyond. Kaeding Performance will be hosting an Open House at their location 813 Cristich Lane in Campbell from 12 Noon to 6:00 p.m. following the Swap Meet. The Open House will include a buffet lunch,door prizes & Open House Specials. 12/1
  • Cory Eliason)Cory Eliason & the Roth Motorsports 83 team will begin their 2018 race season Volusia Speedway FL DIRTCar Nationals with the All Stars & World of Outlaws. The team will run a national schedule of 60+ races with various sanctions including: World of Outlaws, All Stars, Knoxville Raceway & NARC KWS. 12/1
  • URC)Don Blackshear from the Pace Performance Circle Track Division will be in attendance during the URC General Membership Meeting at the Limerick Diner on Wednesday November 29 at 7pm. Don will be talking to the URC race teams and anyone else interested in coming and learning about the Pace Perfomance / URC Alternative Engine and the potential 360 engine program. The engine is based off of a GM LS3 and will come complete along with fuel pump, headers and air cleaner. Total cost of the package is shaping up to be under $24,000 along with free shipping. Don will answer every question everyone might have on Wednesday the 29th, but we will answer one big question now......yes, your engine builder can build this engine if he or she wants to. URC 12/1
  • ESS)In what was started in 2007 has now grown to be a vital part of each year end awards banquet. The Lucky Giveaway Program for 2017 marked the 11th consecutive year where manufacturers of sprint car racing rewarded teams that faithfully followed the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprint Tour. Press Releases 12/1
  • J&J Auto Racing)When we’re young, we are taught that hard work will help you achieve your goals. Sometimes the road is easy to travel, sometimes it takes perseverance – just like a full racing season can at times. Both Jared Horstman and Justin Whittall showed they have the staying power to persevere in what can be an emotional sport – taking drivers, teams and fans from the highest of highs to the lowest of lows.Press Releases 12/1
  • Hoffman Auto Racing)Hoffman Auto Racing (HAR) is taking great pride in announcing that after a three year absence , 9 time Little 500 Champion Eric Gordon will drive the Mean Green Hoffman Car in the 2018 classic. Lykins Energy Solutions, and Hoosier Tire remain as associate sponsors. Hoffman Racing is privileged to once again be designated as an official Military Order Of The Purple Heart Race Team. Press Releases 12/1
  • Len Sammons Productions)Some seventy of the Micro Sprint drivers and cars that will be competing in the first East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals this weekend inside CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton, N.J., got in their first laps in on Thursday night, starting at 7:00 PM in a practice session. Press Releases 12/1
   

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