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KO's Indiana Bullring Scene Kevin Oldham 11/3 Dirt Divas Camisha Miller 12/10 Hoosier Race Report Danny Burton (IN) 11/15
Florida Open Wheel Richard Golardi 12/17 Tri-State Outlook Duane Hancock (OH/IN/MI) 10/31 Not Just Another Racing Column Pastor Dudley Balmer 11/25

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Danny Reidy at Brisbane's Archerfield Speedway

 

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Jason Johnson Racing (JJR) is excited to fulfill a dream, by competing with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series for the upcoming 2015 season. In order to attack the challenge of racing against the BEST in the business, Jason and the team have partnered with their committed sponsorship partners: Priority Aviation Services LLC; Mesilla Valley Transportation (MVT); Fischer Body Shop; Waco Metal; Saich Family and Dissolvalloy Frac Ball Revolution to kick off this journey of competition and success against the most formidable sprint car competition in the world.

Retired former USCS sprint car and midget driver Doug Day passed away on Sunday. (USCS photo)

 

  

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"This is a scenario where (Kinser) is the greatest driver in the sport, and you know there are a lot of drivers who later in their career have to quit for financial reasons, or different reasons, He's a guy that I think has earned the right to race till he decides that he's ready to retire. As long as he wants to race we're going to have a car for him." Tony Stewart talking about Steve Kinser http://www.indystar.com/

 

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Wednesday December 17th 2014

If God wanted us to fly, He would have given us tickets.  Mel Brooks

11:45pm

PRESS...

Tracks/Manufacturers

  • Column)"Jack’s Place – A Saturday in December in Florida " by Richard Golardi Florida Open Wheel 12/17
  • Lucas Oil Chili Bowl)Construction of the Tulsa Expo Raceway is underway with the 30th annual Speedway Motors Tulsa Shootout just over two weeks away. Happening December 31, 2014 through January 3, 2015, the entry list has grown to over 800 in the last week. A marque event event for rising stars, the event that gave birth to the Chili Bowl has become a vital test session for several Golden Driller Hopefuls. ASCS12/17
  • Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway CA)The always exciting Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway has officially released its 2015 schedule of events, highlighted by 11 total nights of racing on eight different weekend’s this coming season. As usual the year begins with a two-night show featuring the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series on Friday & Saturday March 13 & 14. To add more lure this season is the fact that the event will be co-sanctioned by the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series, which guarantees an outstanding field of Winged 410 Sprint Cars during the weekend. Also competing both nights will be the always entertaining USAC West Coast Wingless 360 Sprint Car Series. Press Releases12/17
  • Trenton NJ)A tight, action-packed time schedule will govern the running of The Battle Of Trenton II Indoor Races, set for this weekend, Friday and Saturday, December 19 and 20. The Len Sammons Motorsports Productions produced program racing events currently list 68 TQ Midgets, and 24 Slingshots and Champ Karts each - full fields - for the two days of action. Press Releases12/17
  • CRASH PAD) Sit on THIS... and take the shock out of a Sudden Impact. A quick stop of your car can Break your Back but at quick stop at www.802solutions.com can Reduce your Risk of Spinal Injury. Order a CRASH PAD online or find a list of dealers at the website.12/17

4:45pm

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Tracks/Manufacturers/Drivers

  • NSCHOF)The winning ticket for the brand-new, state-of-the-art 410-cubic-inch Rider-powered, Maxim sprint car number 10, to be raffled off by the non-profit National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Foundation, Inc., will be drawn by museum board member Mike Husted on Friday, December 19, at the museum in Knoxville. The lucky grand prize winner will be phoned immediately and his/her name will be released to the public shortly thereafter in a press release, on www.sprintcarhof.com and via Facebook and Twitter. Press Releases12/17
  • Team ILP)Inside Line Promotions is offering a unique opportunity during the 2015 racing season. The public relations company will sponsor press releases for one motor sports competitor throughout the season. The free package also includes advice about marketing, sponsorship, social media and media relations. Press Releases12/17
  • Trey Starks)Trey Starks has big plans for 2015. Starks will kick off the year by racing approximately a dozen times in Australia this December and January. It will mark his second straight year with a visit to the country. "I will be in my own equipment in Australia so the only thing to adjust to will be the tracks," he said. "I learned a lot a year ago when I went there so I'm looking forward to applying that knowledge this winter." Press Releases12/17
  • Christopher Bell)After finishing off his asphalt season in strong form in the recent Snowflake 100, Christopher Bell is set to finish off a fast-paced 2014 with Saturday night’s POWRi Midget “Battle at the Center” in Du Quoin, IL. Saturday’s fifth annual event at the Southern Illinois Center will mark Bell’s 108th event of a year in which he has already racked up 27 feature wins. Press Releases12/17
  • Champion Oil)Champion Oil, a major player in development and manufacturing of specialty racing and performance products, announced today that RK Motors Charlotte is their newest Master Warehouse Distributor featuring Champion Classic and Muscle “Purpose-Built” Motor Oils as well as additional Champion Lubricants, Chemicals, Additives and Motor Oils. Press Releases12/17
  • Canyon Speedway AZ)Longtime supporter of Canyon Speedway and the USAC Southwest Sprint Car Series, E&K of Phoenix, will offer up a $5,000 bonus to the top five 2015 USAC Sprint Car Winter Challenge series point earners plus the Winter Challenge “Most Valuable Racer”. The Winner of the E&K Winter Challenge five race series will pick up an additional $2,000 while second place will take home $1,000. The remaining of the top five will earn $750, $500 and $250 respectfully while the lowest point earner of the series who starts all five A-Features will be awarded the E&K Winter Challenge “Most Valuable Racer” award and $500. Press Releases12/17
  • Doug Day)November 26, 1945 to December 14, 2014 - Winder, GA – Funeral arrangements for retired sprint car racer Douglas Allen Day, 69 years of age will be held at Smith Funeral Home in Winder, GA on Monday, December 22nd. Visitation will be held from 10:00am – 11:00am. Doug Day’s Life Celebration will follow at 11:00am. Smith Memory Chapel is located at 755 Atlanta Highway SE, Winder, GA 30680 The Smith Memory Chapel phone number is 770)-867-4553. Doug Day died Sunday, December 14, 2014. Doug was born November 26, 1945 in San Diego, California but spend most of his life in Georgia, most recently in Winder. Doug was well-known in the racing world and will be remembered for mentoring many young drivers to success. He loved traveling the country to compete on different tracks and spreading his knowledge of racing to others. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Parkinson Research Foundation, www.parkinsonhope.org, 5969 Cattleridge Blvd., Suite 100, Sarasota, FL 34232 12/17
  • POWRi)NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Rickey Stenhouse Jr. will return to his short-track, open-wheel roots Saturday to race in the fifth annual Great Clips Battle at the Center presented by K & N Filers on the one-sixth Mini-Magic Mile at the Southern Illinois Center on the grounds of the De Quoin State Fair. Press Releases12/17
  • Isaac Schreurs)56 Inc., owned by Shane Hmiel and Levi Jones, is proud to announce that Isaac Schreurs will drive their No. 56 entry in the fifth annual Great Clips Battle at the Center at the Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin, Ill. on December 20th. The pairing of Hmiel and Schreurs has special meaning to both men, both of whom suffered tragic accidents and have worked hard to overcome daunting challenges to find success in racing – Schreurs as a driver and Hmiel as a car owner. Press Releases12/17

Tuesday December 16th 2014

Women. They are a complete mystery. Stephen Hawking

5:00pm

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Tracks/Sanctions/Drivers

  • Jonathan Allard)Over the last week in New Zealand, Jonathan Allard represented the USA with Kraig Kinser, as they took on Australia’s Robbie Farr, and James McFadden as well as New Zealand’s Dean Brindle and Jamie McDonald in the Porter Hire International Three-Race Series. “It was a tough week for us, but we showed some speed, we just did not get the results we were looking for,” Allard said. Press Releases12/16
  • Cocopah Speedway AZ)Long-time sprint car fans Glen and Kim Hanson have stepped up to sponsor the Hard Charger Award at the Jan. 6 race during the inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown. The driver who passes the most cars in the main event that night will receive a $2,000 bonus thanks to the Hanson's generosity. "(We wanted) to help Greg make this a successful premier event," said the Hansons, who own Here 2 Wire Inc. - an electrician business in Lake Stevens, Wash. "It provides the opportunity to bring together some really great talent to one venue. What a great way to start the new racing season, seeing an awesome field of 410 sprints that includes quality drivers and race teams. It doesn't get much better than that." Press Releases12/16
  • 360 Winged Power Rankings)Fresh on the heels of a fifth career ASCS National championship, Louisiana native Jason Johnson escaped with the top spot in Rod End Supply Winged 360 Sprint Car Power Rankings for the second year in a row. After taking the number one ranking by just 26 points over Johnny Herrera in 2013, it once again came down to the final weekend of racing action. Press Releases12/16
  • Trone Outdoor Motorsports)Trone Outdoor Motorsports is pleased to announce theirreturn to the local speedway circuit, (home of the PA Posse) and to the start of their 2015 schedule for the 410 Sprint Car Season. John Trone had experienced some major health issues during the 2013 season, and decided it was best to take a year off, to get his health stabilized. The Trone Outdoor Motorsports #39 will kick off the season on February 21st for the Icebreaker at Lincoln Speedway, located in Abbottstown, PA. Press Releases12/16
  • Dirt Classic)After a stunningly successful event in 2014, it should come as no surprise that The Dirt Classic will be returning to Lincoln Speedway in 2015. The marquee event has been scheduled for Saturday, September 26, 2015 with a rain date of Sunday, September 27th. “The success of the inaugural Dirt Classic had quite a bit to do with Alan Kreitzer and the entire Lincoln Speedway team,” Jarrod Adams said. “That’s why we’re really excited to return to Lincoln in 2015, and announce some exciting improvements to the event.” Central PA 12/16
  • United Racing Club)The United Racing Club will join in on the fun during this years running of the $3,000 to win ‘Turnpike 25’ on Thursday June 11. Last years very successful ‘Turnpike 25’ was won by Davie Franek. Davie won over a field of 25 360 sprint cars that turned out to compete on the racy 7/16th-mile D-Shaped New Egypt Speedway. The United Racing Club will work closely with Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints official Dean Reynolds, who guided the 2014 version of the ‘Turnpike 25’.
  • Lucas Oil Chili Bowl)As construction of Tulsa Expo Raceway begins, the entry list for the 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire has swelled past the 200 mark with 206 entries confirming 194 drivers. Among the latest wave of drivers are half-dozen Golden Driller winners as four-time champion, Kevin Swindell, has entered along with five-time champion, Sammy Swindell, in what could possibly be the Tennessee veteran's final Chili Bowl appearance. The elder Swindell's 25th Chili Bowl appearance, Sammy leads the list of feature starts with 21 to his credit. ASCS 12/16
  • Drouin Speedway AU)Drouin Speedway came alive for the last time before Christmas & under a beautiful blue sky, visiting divisions Wingless Sprints & SDAV Hot Rods joined club divisions for all levels of Standard Saloons along with VSC Open Sedans with Tony Moule driving a Wingless Sprint owned Drouin Speedway Club President Larry Evans taking a win in his division whilst Phil Jenkins won the ‘Legends Cup’ for the Hot Rods that was postponed from last season. Press Releases12/16

Monday December 15th 2014

Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is. Isaac Asimov

9:00pm

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  • Joe Hunt Series)After a very successful run under Roger Gleason and the Joe Hunt Magnetos staff, the Joe Hunt Magnetos Sprint Car Series will move forward under the direction of the Prentice Motorsports Group for 2015 and beyond, and PMG is excited to unveil an 11-race schedule for the popular series. King of the West 12/15
  • WAR)As the Impact Signs Awnings & Wraps WAR Sprint Car Series looks to their 4th season in 2015, they’re beginning to attract a lot of attention. With 83 different drivers competing with the series in 2014 at 9 different tracks throughout the Midwest, it’s safe to say non wing sprint car racing is alive and well!! Series Director Andrew Korte announced today in a broadcast from the Keizer Wheels booth at PRI in Indianapolis, IN that not only would WAR be expanding their reach in 2015 by starting a new region in IL, but were also happy to announce a partnership agreement with the nations best LED display manufacturer NEXT LED. Press Releases12/15
  • Tyler Thomas)Tyler Thomas will race on the one-sixth Mini-Magic Mile at the Southern Illinois Center for the fourth time Saturday in the fifth annual Great Clips Battle at the Center presented by K & N Filters, a non-points event organized by the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series. The 18-year-old from Collinsville, Okla., will be attempting to continue the considerable success he’s had on the indoor track at the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds. Press Releases12/15
  • Perris Auto Speedway CA)Are you still looking for a Christmas present for that special racing person in your life? Why not get them a package with the Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience at Perris Auto Speedway. The longtime NASCAR racer has booked the famous Riverside County clay oval for two dates, April 4th and April 19th, in 2015. Press Releases12/15
  • King of the West)The King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series has officially released its schedule of events for the upcoming 30th anniversary season, which showcases 18 full point events at 10 different venues, along with a pair of co-sanctioned weekends for the first time ever with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series. King of the West 12/15
  • USAC)The USAC Western Banquet will be held February 7th at the Woodland Auto Display in Paso Robles, California. The Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprints, USAC West Coast Sprints, USAC Western Classic Sprints, Honda USAC Western Midgets, and the USAC Western HPD Midgets will be honored. Details and information are on the attached flyer.12/15

2:00pm

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  • Ian Madsen)After his scheduled opener was rained out just one week ago, Ian Madsen and his G&B Goodyer Developments team hit the track on Saturday night at the Brisbane International Speedway, and ended their night in victory lane. “It’s the best you can start,” Madsen said with a smile. “We still have a little bit of work to do, but to start the way we did, and improve as the night went on, is a huge testament to this team.” Press Releases12/15
  • Civil War Series)After a very competitive 2014 season, the first with under the guidance of the Prentice Motorsports Group, The Civil War Series and PMG are pleased to announce a 14-race schedule, at eight different tracks, on tap for what looks to be another exciting season. “We are really pleased with the way the schedule came out for 2015,” John Prentice, President of PMG said. “We have the traditional Civil War dates fans have grown accustomed to seeing, and we also have a couple of new events we are excited about.” King of the West 12/15
  • Cocopah Speedway AZ)Pennsylvania will be well represented during the inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown. Several teams based in the land of the PA Posse will trek across the country to tackle the five-race event at Cocopah Speedway Jan. 2-3, Jan. 6 and Jan. 9-10. Press Releases12/15
  • Danny Reidy)It certainly wasn’t Danny Reidy’s strongest run of the 2014-15 season, but he managed to fight his way through what was a frustrating night at Brisbane’s Archerfield Speedway. After a poor start, where he qualified 23rd out of 32-car field in time trials, Reidy had his back up against the wall for the remainder of the night. By virtue of winning both of his heat races, he managed to qualify for the feature race out of position nine. Press Releases12/15
  • Doug Day)Sad news today as retired United Sprint Car Series racer and friend Doug Day from Winder, Georgia has passed away. Day raced for over a decade with the United Sprint Car Series on dirt and paved ovals. Doug Day had previously raced sprint cars in Central Pennsylvania and South Florida. He also campaigned midgets and had raced as a driver and car owner in the Chili Bowl midget event in Tulsa. He was one of the founding owners of PRO Shocks in Atlanta. “Doug had been battling with Parkinson's disease. United Sprint Car Series founder and President, Pete Walton said. Doug Day was one of a kind. He was a talented driver and suspension man. He actually drove my cars as a team mate when I raced on several occasions with success on pavement. He especially did well on pavement where he his style in later years seemed to fit in well. He also joined me teaching several pavement driving and set-up clinics to help young drivers get started in the right direction” concluded Walton. Day was a friend to many in the Southeastern racing community. His health kept him away from the track most of the time over the last year. He will be missed by many. As soon as arrangements are made known to us we will let everyone know. God Speed Doug and Rest in Peace.12/15

Sunday December 14th 2014

Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in. Napoleon Bonaparte

11:00pm

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  • Premier Speedway AU)If you’re a Sprintcar Fan we certainly hope you don’t have your Christmas Party booked for this coming Saturday night, because with a Red Hot 60 car field all headed for Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool along with nearly 40 Formula 500’s, the only place to be for some festive cheer is right here at the races!  Press Releases12/14
  • National Sprint League)The latest three drivers to sign up with the National Sprint League in its Minnesota headquarters include seven-time IRA champion, Bill Balog, 410 newcomer Brandon Stevenson and seventeen year old, Chris Martin. NSL member benefits include reduced pit passes, contingencies and much more! National Sprint League 12/14
  • Port Royal Speedway PA)Season passes and seats for the 2015 Port Royal Speedway racing season continue to be on sale. And you still have time to get your orders in before Christmas in order to give that special race fan in your life a gift that will last the entire 2015 racing season. A season reserve seat for all oval racing events on the 2015 schedule including the exciting fairweek races in 2015 will again cost just $50.00. This pass reserves seats only and is not good for general admission to any events during the upcoming season. Central PA 12/14
  • CRASH PAD) A Gift for your Back! Besides absorbing crash impacts, it just makes your seat more comfortable. It makes sense to Reduce your Risk of Spinal Injury, there's no reason not to. Put a CRASH PAD on your Christmas List or get one for your driver. Find lots of Dealers at www.802solutions.com or order online. 12/14
  • SA Sprintcars)Last night the South Australian Sprintcar drivers hit the highway for the longest road trip on the 2014/15 QSS SA Sprintcar Shootout tour but it was a driver who travelled no more than 10 mins to the race track who emerged the victor as Dylan Jenkin won this third feature event of the five rounds contested.  Press Releases12/14

Saturday December 13th 2014

Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake. Napoleon Bonaparte

11:45pm

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  • Bubba Raceway Park FL)Top Gun Sprints....1 6 82 Matt Kurtz 2 2 24 Danny Martin, Jr. 3 3 83 Mark Ruel, Jr. 4 5 14 Tyler Clem 5 1 38 Tony Agin 6 9 11 Brett Odonnell 7 10 28 Bryan Eckley 8 13 36 Ken Laureno 9 8 17C Aileen Collins 10 7 02 Gene Lasker 11 12 44A Mike Steinruck 12 11 G6 Brandon Grubaugh 13 4 22 Shawn Murray 12/13

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  • USAC)USAC National driving champions Kody Swanson, Brady Bacon and Rico Abreu shared the spotlight along with other 2014 USAC champions and special award recipients at Friday night's 59th USAC "Night of Champions" celebration at the Indiana Roof Ballroom in downtown Indianapolis, Ind. USAC 12/13
  • USAC)The United States Auto Club and Loudpedal Productions, based in Southern California, have announced an association which will involves all video assets of USAC and provides unprecedented access to USAC's current and historical video archives beginning in 2015. A new distribution portal will be provided in February of 2015 which will contain not only historical footage but weekly next-day coverage and selected pay-per-view live events. USAC 12/13
  • OCRS)If you would like to be involved with an exciting sprint car racing organization, the Tulsa Oklahoma based "AmeriFlex Hose & Accessories / Oil Capital Racing Series" has sponsorship opportunities available for the 2015 racing season. There are programs available for all types of exposure and budgets. If you would like to make an inquiry about being a part of our growing series in 2015, contact us for available options. ALL inquires will be confidential. OCRS is entering it's 14th year of sanctioning sprint car racing with events being held in Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri and Texas. AmeriFlex Hose and Accessories is entering their 6th season as a sponsor of the OCRS series. 2015 will be AmeriFlex's first year as the title sponsor for OCRS. Inquires can be made by contacting: John Lemon Phone: 918 850-5341 Email: ocrsracing@gmail.com 12/13
  • PPB Motorsports 2015)The Ms. Motorsports Pageant, a major part of the Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2015 Presented by Sunoco Racing Fuels Distributed by Insinger Performance Race Car and Trade Show, is taking on a new sponsor. Oliver Construction Enterprises, owned by Modified stock car racer P.J. Oliver, will be the primary sponsor of the very popular pageant.  Press Releases12/13
  • PPB Motorsports 2015)Two of the most famous race cars that were part of Richard Petty’s outstanding NASCAR racing career will be part of the Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2015 Presented by Sunoco Racing Fuels and Distributed by Insinger Performance Race Car and Trade Show set for January 23rd through January 25th at the huge Greater Philadelphia Expo Center conveniently located in Oaks, PA.  Press Releases12/13

Friday December 12th 2014

Peter: Oh my god, Brian, there's a message in my Alphabits. It says, 'Oooooo.'
Brian: Peter, those are Cheerios.
Family Guy

10:30pm

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  • National Sprint League)The National Sprint League is proud to welcome Brown & Miller Racing Solutions as their partner in the “3 for 3 Award” in 2015! Any driver finishing in the top three in three consecutive races is eligible for the award, and will receive a $333 gift certificate from Brown & Miller Racing Solutions! National Sprint League 12/12
  • Jason Johnson)Jason Johnson Racing (JJR) is excited to fulfill a dream, by competing with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series for the upcoming 2015 season. In order to attack the challenge of racing against the BEST in the business, Jason and the team have partnered with their committed sponsorship partners: Priority Aviation Services LLC; Mesilla Valley Transportation (MVT); Fischer Body Shop; Waco Metal; Saich Family and Dissolvalloy Frac Ball Revolution to kick off this journey of competition and success against the most formidable sprint car competition in the world. Press Releases12/12
  • Cocopah Speedway AZ)NASCAR sensation Kasey Kahne is giving sprint car fans a rare gift soon after the holidays. Kahne has confirmed that he will compete throughout the inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown at Cocopah Speedway on Jan. 2-3, Jan. 6 and Jan. 9-10. Kahne will pilot the Kasey Kahne Racing No. 9 sprint car sponsored by Great Clips. "It means a lot to sprint car racing to have a guy like Kasey Kahne involved," Cocopah Speedway Director of Operations Greg Burgess said. "To have him backing the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown is a big deal and we can't wait to see him back in a sprint car for five nights." Press Releases12/12
  • Renegade Sprints)Teams are busy building new race cars and enjoying rare family moments as the offseason is in full swing throughout the country.
    Things are no different in the cold region that includes Ohio, where a dozen drivers are preparing to compete full time with the Renegade Sprints next season.
    "Everyone knows the names Tim Shaffer, Greg Wilson and Chad Kemenah, but we are very excited about the young and upcoming drivers who are committed to the series," Renegade Sprints President Shane Helms said. "The future of the sport looks bright." Renegade 12/12
  • Oswego Speedway NY)When Oswego Speedway celebrates its 65th anniversary on August 8 of the coming racing season, not only will fans be invited into the grandstands for only $5, they will also be treated to two former Oswego Supermodified traditions – semi-final qualifying, and the 45-lap feature event. Press Releases12/12

Thursday December 11th 2014

"We couldn't get played on FM rock or country radio. Now the Burritos are more popular than ever. Who knew?" -Chris Hillman

11:50pm

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  • Lucas Oil ASCS)The Lucas Oil ASCS 2015 schedule is out and starts with 5 nights of action in the state of Florida.ASCS 12/11
  • Premier Speedway AU)Two of Oklahoma’s finest Sprintcar exports have both signaled their intentions to be at the 43rd Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic with both men determined on greeting the chequered flag when it falls on the 40 lap Classic final! Despite there being a gulf in experience between both Daryn Pittman and Christopher Bell, both have amazing respect for each other, with Pittman in particular all to aware of the talent that Bell possesses. Press Releases12/11
  • Eagle Jet Top Gun Sprints)Top Gun Sprints will be at Golden Isles Speedway in GA on February 14th & 15th paying $2,000 to win each night.12/11
  • Bubba Raceway Park FL)The Lucas Oil ASCS sprint car series has been added on February 27th & 28th. 12/11
  • PPB Motorsports 2015)A large number of auto racing fans just happen to be fans of the National Football League and in the Philadelphia area the majority of attention is focused on the Philadephia Eagles who are enjoying an outstanding season. Press Releases12/11
  • Christopher Bell)Christopher Bell of Norman, Okla., will be going for his 28th victory to close out a remarkable year in the fifth annual Great Clips Battle at the Center presented by K & N Filters on Dec. 20 at the one-sixth Mini-Magic Mile in the Southern Illinois Center on the grounds of the Du Quoin State Fair. Press Releases12/11
  • All Stars)The University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions has released its 2015 Schedule featuring nearly 50 events in 11 states. The UNOH All Star 2015 season begins with the Florida Winter Nationals which features five $5,000-to-win races at just two tracks over 8 days. Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, FL starts the UNOH All Star season with three shows, Thursday, Feb. 5, Friday, Feb. 6 and Saturday, Feb. 7. Then the All Stars head to Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, FL on Wednesday, Feb. 11 and Thursday Feb. 12. Each show pays the standard UNOH All Star purse of $5,000 to win with a breakdown to $1,000 for 10th and $400 to start the A-Main. All Stars 12/11
  • Florida Open Wheel)"Year on Dirt: Winding Down the 2014 Season, and Looking to 2015’s Speedweeks" by Richard Golardi Florida Open Wheel 12/11

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  • Non-Wing 410 Sprint Car Power Rankings)Robert Ballou emerged from a heated battle for the top spot to come away with the number in ranking in the 2014 edition of the Keizer Wheels Non-Wing 410 Sprint Car Power Rankings. Winless until June 21, the Rocklin, CA, native closed out strong by racking up 11 wins over the last half of the season including a sweep of Perris Auto Speedway’s Oval Nationals to secure the number one ranking with a 72-point margin over second. Press Releases12/11
  • Eagle Jet Top Gun Sprints will close the 2014 season at Bubba Raceway Park on Saturday, December 13th. In appreciation to the drivers, Bubba Raceway Park will be giving each driver a free pit pass. This season has seen a close points race between leader Danny Martin and Mark Ruel, Jr. with only 24 points separating them going into the last race. Ocala driver, Brandon Grubaugh is third followed by Matt Kurtz and A.J.Maddox rounding out the top 5. Pit gates open at 4pm with warmups at 6pm and races starting at 7:00.12/11
  • Robbie Farr)Robbie Farr has developed a hankering for wins in New Zealand. With two race events already run from the scheduled three Robbie has been undefeated in the Hi-Tec Oils / ECP Racing Maxim and comes into this Saturday night’s finale at Western Springs Speedway Auckland sky high with confidence.Press Releases12/11
  • Tribute To Trostle)Midwest sprint car fans are invited to a celebration for the legendary career of sprint car builder, mechanic, and owner Bob Trostle on Saturday, Jan. 31 at Knoxville Raceway. Bob will be joined by many of his former drivers for an evening of bench racing and interviews at the Tribute to Trostle, a benefit to celebrate the racing career of Bob Trostle. Press Releases12/10
  • Trenton NJ)With a full field of seventy Three Quarter Midgets ready to ‘Battle’ in ‘Trenton’ on Friday and Saturday, December 19, and 20, 2014, Len Sammons Motorsports Productions (LSMP) has decided to fill the grandstands to capacity as well by offering an advance purchase discount ticket sale that kicked off today, December 10, and will last through Saturday, December 13. Press Releases12/10
  • 31st Annual Sioux Falls SD. Swap Meet Sat.Jan.10,2015  Hours 8 am to 3 pm  Booths 10x10 north room $60, 10x10 south room $40, car corral $20. Set up Fri. 9 am to 8 pm Sat. Starting at 6:30 Questions call or text Bill Lev 605-201-4545 Send payment to Lev Promotions PO Box 1578 Sioux Falls SD. 57101-1578 12/11
  • Brent Marks Racing)Don't forget the 2nd annual BMR fundraiser is January 10th from 6-11pm at the American Legion in Dillsburg, PA.12/11

Wednesday December 10th 2014

Cruel leaders are replaced only to have new leaders turn cruel. Che Guevara

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  • National Sprint League)A busy Fair Week for the National Sprint League just got a little busier! Tuesday, July 21 will see the NSL invade the Hancock County Speedway in Britt, Iowa. The 4/10-mile oval has seen some great sprint car racing in the past and promises to offer the same in July!
  • Florida Open Wheel)Link for race video from Richard Golardi: http://youtu.be/tb7WsNlTT9I "YouTube video - Top Gun Sprint Series at East Bay Raceway Park, 12-6-2014", feature race video from Gibsonton, FL" 12/10
  • Column)Camisha Miller has an interview with Kristen Knab Woodring.National Sprint League 12/10
  • Frontrow Challenge/NSL)An already prestigious event just got a lot bigger! In honor of its 20th Anniversary, the Casey’s General Stores/Musco Lighting Front Row Challenge presented by Don Long’s Searsboro Telephone Company at the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa will now pay $20,000 to win! In addition, a number of bonuses and contingencies could make the winner’s share much more! The event will be held on Monday, August 10. Press Releases12/10
  • Heffner Racing)As friends and family are gathering together to celebrate the holidays Mike Heffners team, Heffner Racing Enterprises, are working hard getting two cars ready for the 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals. “I’m confident with the team combination we have for this year,” said Heffner. “We’re going out there to win and have some fun.” Press Releases12/10
  • Oswego Speedway NY)Oswego Speedway is pleased to welcome back Corr/Pak Merchandising as a partner in 2015, joining on as a presenting sponsor of the highly anticipated Port City 160 ‘Super Spectacle’ featuring a Supermodified double header with the winged ISMA Supermodifieds and the non-winged Novelis Supermodifieds competing on the same night at the ‘Home of the Supermodifieds’ on Saturday, May 23. Press Releases12/10
  • Ohsweken Speedway NY)Ohsweken Speedway officials are proud to announce the return of Nathan Ackland State Farm Insurance in 2015 as official sponsor of the $150 "Top Gun" award, given to the Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Car driver with the highest heat race passing points total each night. Press Releases12/10
  • 360 Power Rankings)Make it two in a row for R.J. Johnson, as the Phoenix racer captured the number one spot in Beaver Stripes Non-Wing 360 Sprint Car Power Rankings for the second year in a row.RJ NW360 Champ After battling for the top ranking with fellow USAC Southwest competitors Josh Pelkey and Charles Davis, Jr., over the first half of the season, Johnson broke away from the pack to ultimately take the top ranking with a 114-point margin. Press Releases12/10
  • Oswego Speedway NY)Seven-time Oswego Speedway Novelis Supermodified track champion Otto Sitterly will be appearing in the SPEED SPORT booth to sign autographs and greet fans on Friday at 11 a.m. as a part of the Performance Racing Industry trade show in Indianapolis, IN. National Speed Sport News is America’s trusted motorsports news source since 1934, and is often described as “The Bible of Motorsports.” Press Releases12/10
  • NMDOTY)“Midget Racing History “Talk” scheduled during Chili Bowl” Event again slated on Thursday January 15 Eighty-two years of midget auto racing history, lunch and door prizes, highlight the 2nd annual Midget Auto Racing Historical Lecture taking place during the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals on Thursday morning January 15, 2015. The event will again be held in the Media Room located inside the credentials office, at the main entrance to the River Center Expo Center (by the Golden Driller).Press Releases12/10

Tuesday December 9th 2014

It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get up. Vince Lombardi

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  • Premier Speedway AU)By his own admission the Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic is the highlight of the racing calendar, but for Victorian based racer Kris Lacey the added bonus that came his way during the 2014 version of the renowned event will long stick in his mind. Press Releases12/9
  • National Sprint League)The National Sprint League will join the Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association Sprints for an event at the historic Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin on Sunday, August 30. The event will be the first of two joint efforts between the IRA and the NSL. The other will be the “Jerry Richert Memorial” on September 12 at the Cedar Lake Speedway near New Richmond, Wisconsin. National Sprint League 12/9
  • Shannon McQueen)On Thanksgiving while most people are at home with their families and friends, racers from coast to coast gather in Perris, California for the prestigious Turkey Night Grand Prix. Shannon McQueen and her Shannon McQueen Racing team are no exception. After motor trouble last week at the Western World event, McQueen and her team went back home, regrouped, and brought her #7 back out with some fresh Esslinger horsepower. Press Releases12/9
  • Oswego Speedway NY)The Syrell Racing No. 68 Novelis Supermodified driven by 2014 Turning Stone Resort Casino Favorite Driver Michael Barnes will be appearing Thursday at the Oswego County BOCES 10th grade orientation on behalf of the Advanced Metal Manufacturing class, formerly known as Motorsports Fabrication. Press Releases12/9
  • POWRi)World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car star Joey Saldana will race in uncharted waters on Dec. 20 in the fifth annual Great Clips Battle at the Center presented by K & N Filters.. The non-points event organized by the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series will be his first time on the one-sixth Mini-Magic Mile at the Southern Illinois Center on the grounds of the Du Quoin State Fair and only his sixth career event in a Midget. Press Releases12/9
  • AL Drive Line) For all of the PRI goers this year make sure you stop by the Titanium Metal Supply booth #2430 and check out our coated 32 spline fabricated titanium drive shaft. This shaft is utilizing our newest blended proprietary 1052 dry film coating which has made our splines the strongest on the market! For ordering information go to www.ALdriveline.com 12/9
  • PPB Motorsports 2015)Drag racing, jet dragsters and the name Al Hanna all seem to go together so well. Hanna and his “Queen of Diamonds II” 300 MPH Jet Dragster will prove to be a popular attraction at the three day Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2015 Presented by Sunoco Race Fuels Distributed by Insinger Performance Race Car and Trade Show set to take place at the huge Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA, January 23-25, 2015. Press Releases12/9

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  • Ryan Jones)After spending the last couple of weeks racing in Western Australia Ryan Jones returned to his home track at Murray Bridge on Saturday night to contest the South Australian Sprintcar Championship and for the second time in his career he recorded a podium result in the event. Having previously finished third in the State Title, behind Steven Lines and American Craig Dollansky, Jones went one better as he finished a close second to eventual winner Brad Keller. Press Releases12/9
  • Chad Boespflug)Confirmed earlier this week, Chad Boespflug is pleased to announce he will pilot the Bill Ecker Owned R.A.B. Racing #57 midget for the second consecutive year at the 2015 Chili Bowl Nationals. The opportunity to return behind the wheel of a midget and compete with the best across the world in midget competition at the most prestigious race of the year for them is an opportunity you can’t pass up. Boespflug quickly replied yes when he was asked to return with R.A.B. Racing again this year. Press Releases12/9
  • Oswego Speedway NY)As Christmas time draws near, Oswego Speedway is offering several ‘Steal Palace’ holiday savings specials including savings options on merchandise and discounted rides in the Speedway’s 2-Seat Supermodified through December 23. Press Releases12/9

Monday December 8th 2014

I hate leaving home. I love what I do, but I'd love to go home every night. Charlie Watts

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  • Josh Baughman)Josh Baughman has big plans for the 2015 season. Baughman has rented a shop in Tulsa, Okla., where he will be centrally located to compete full time with ASCS. He anticipates a schedule of 50-to-60 races with the ASCS Gulf South and ASCS Red River Regions along with select Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour events. Baughman will also take more trips to Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, next season. Press Releases12/8
  • Ian Madsen)Fresh off of a championship season in the Untied States in 2014, Ian Madsen has made his way back to his native Australia, as he is excited to kick off his 2014/2015 season with the D&B Goodyear Developments No. 10 team. “I really can’t thank car owners, Darren and Belinda Goodyear, as well as crew chief, Dave Sharman, for the opportunity that has been presented to me,” Madsen said. “Everyone has done a phenomenal job assembling this team in a short time frame, and with them mirroring the KCP Racing team, I think we will be pretty good out of the box.” Press Releases12/8
  • Donny Schatz)Six-time World of Outlaws (WoO) Sprint Car Series champion Donny Schatz is less three weeks away from returning to action at Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. On December 26, Schatz will open his six-race campaign on Australian soil behind the wheel of the Scott Jennings Racing (SJR) No. 15 Crimsafe/NT Shipping backed J&J. Press Releases12/8
  • Winter Heat)A pair of dynamic forces in sprint car racing will align for the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown. Ohio native Dale Blaney, who is coming off a career-best season when he powered to 21 feature victories, will team up with veteran crew chief and car owner Paul Silva for the event at Cocopah Speedway on Jan. 2-3, Jan. 6 and Jan. 9-10. Press Releases12/8
  • Renegade Sprints)While the 2015 schedule continues to be formed, the Renegade Sprints has several tentative dates lined up in Ohio. "We wanted to release some of the dates we've been working on in the Buckeye State," Renegade Sprints President Shane Helms said. "All of the dates are tentative because we haven't completed our schedule or seen many other schedules so we are willing to work with every track as best as we can." Renegade 12/8
  • Tyson Hall)The 2014 season was a learning experience for Tyson Hall. While he raced midgets and micro sprints a handful of times, his real growth was in a 360ci sprint car. "Last year was a lot of learning," he said. "It had its ups and downs. The 360 car was a learning experience. Toward the end of the year we started figuring out more and learning." Press Releases12/8

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  • Wayne County Speedway OH)Final touches are being added to the 2015 schedule but NAPA Auto Parts Wayne County Speedway officials are prepared to announce 3 big sprint specials. In the current climate of sanctioned sprint racing NAPA Auto Parts WCS officials wanted to remain neutral and give both UNOH ALL Star Circuit of Champions and the newly formed Renegade Sprint Series a chance to run at WCS. That opportunity has been taken from us from one sanction body and we have now scheduled 2 additional Renegade races. Press Releases12/8
  • Brian Brown)Brian Brown and the Casey’s General Stores/FVP #21 team capped off their 2014 season with some big wins. Wins included the Nebraska Cup at Eagle Raceway, a preliminary night at the Short Track Nationals in Little Rock, Arkansas, and the capper, his first World of Outlaws win at the World Finals in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Grain Valley, Missouri driver looks back on the season following the Knoxville Nationals. Press Releases12/8
  • Max Stambaugh)First and foremost, I would like to personally welcome Max Stambaugh to the 2015 Fully Injected Motorsports roster. We are more than thrilled to have Ron Hammons and Max Stambaugh on board for the upcoming year. We will do our part in promoting the ‘6M’ team, and all of their devoted sponsors, in a professional and dedicated manner. Press Releases12/8
  • Perris Auto Speedway CA)Perris Auto Speedway has released the schedule for its historic 20th season in 2015. There will be a practice for all cars on Saturday, February 21st, that will be a prelude to the year of racing and it will be free for fans in the grandstands. The regular season will commence with the annual Sokola Shootout featuring the USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and the Young Gun Sprints on March 7th. The PASSCAR Stock Car Season Opener will be one week later on March 14th. Press Releases12/8
  • National Sprint Car Museum)The brand-new, state-of-the-art 410-cubic-inch Rider-powered, Maxim sprint car number 10, to be raffled off by the non-profit National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Foundation, Inc., is on its way to the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show, December 11-13, in Indianapolis today. This will be its final special event appearance before the winning ticket is drawn on Friday, December 19, at the museum in Knoxville. Press Releases12/8
  • PPB Motorsports 2015)Free seminars have proven to be very popular attractions during the 30-year history of the Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2015 Presented by Sunoco Race Fuels and Distributed by Insinger Performance Race Car and Trade Show. When the 30th Anniversary edition of the show takes place at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, Pa January 23-25, 2015 there will be a full schedule of the one hour seminars during the Friday and Sunday show days. Press Releases12/8
  • Ohsweken Speedway ONT)Looking for a gift for the race fan in your family? Advance reserved seat tickets are on sale as of today for the inaugural Triple Crown Showdown at Ohsweken Speedway. The event includes the first ever visit to Ohsweken for the Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified Series. Press Releases12/8
  • Fremont Speedway OH)Fremont Speedway wrapped up it’s 64th racing season by honoring the top 10 in points in the track’s three divisions during a gala banquet Saturday night. Also, the top 10 in the Kistler Racing Products FAST (Fremont Attica Sprint Title) Championship Series and JLH General Contractor FAST Championship Series received their prizes. Fremont Speedway Promoter and FAST owner Rich Farmer handed out several special awards and also noted the fifth FAST season participants would share in a record amount of prize money and contingency prizes. Press Releases12/8
  • OCRS)Andrew Deal and his Cagle Motorsports team were officially crowned as the 2014 Oil Capital Racing Series sprint car champions last Saturday night at the 13th Annual OCRS Awards Banquet held at the Clarion Hotel in Tulsa. Deal became the 5th champion in OCRS history and received the "Harold Leep Championship Trophy" which was presented by Geri Leep, Harold's widow, on behalf of her National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductee husband who passed away earlier this year. OCRS 12/8

Sunday December 7th 2014

"Yesterday, December 7, 1941 — a date which will live in infamy — the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan." Franklin D. Roosevelt

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  • Trail Way Speedway PA)A full house of drivers, crew members, and personnel gathered to celebrate the conclusion of a successful 42nd racing season at Trail-Way Speedway. “Some of you have been racing for a year, others for 30 years. You will look back on the fun times you had at the races.” said Brad Hostetter, Trail-Way Speedway’s secretary and race coordinator, “Thank you for your support.” Central PA 12/7
  • Williams Grove Speedway PA)Williams Grove Speedway has announced its 2015 schedule of events with Opening Day races set for Friday, March 27 at 7:30 pm, featuring the 410 sprint cars and the exciting super late models. The season will be bookended with visits by the super late models as the once-regular Williams Grove division takes part in the opener and than again in the season finale in October. Central PA 12/7
  • AL Drive Line) For those of you attending PRI this year, be sure and stop by the BR Motorsports booth #1909 and check out our latest coated 32 spline fabricated titanium drive shafts. For more information on the finest drive shafts available for sprint car racing, go to www.ALdriveline.com 12/7
  • Sprintcar All Stars AU)The Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series was once again beaten by rain at Heartland Speedway but this time teams didn’t even get on the track. After what was shaping up to be a great night with 26 cars lined up in the pits for the final round of the King of the River the storm clouds rolled in and put an end to the night before it even got started.Press Releases12/7
  • Column)Ron Rodda has some history and facts about the home of Winter Heat this January, Cocopah Speedway AZ. From the Grandstand 12/7
  • USCS)Engler Machine and Tool fuel injectors powered five of the top ten United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters sprint car drivers to the top echelon in the USCS National point standings during the 2014 season including eleven-time and 2014 USCS National Champion, Terry Gray. Additionally six different drivers used Engler fuel injectors to win twenty-one of the thirty five USCS sprint car main events or 60% of the time. The top five drivers in the USCS Southern Thunder Tour regional series point standings also all used Engler fuel injection. USCS 12/7
  • Davey Heskin)B&D Promotions The finishing touches have been put on a deal for Davey Heskin to drive for B&D Racing during the peak season of international races in Australia. Heskin was contacted by Brodie Tulloch via Facebook where discussions commenced about arrangements for Davey to come and race for the team. The details were finalised after a few messages and phone calls shortly after followed by the purchase of airfares and travel arrangements.Press Releases12/7
  • AHG Sprintcars AU)PLAYING his Joker card at the start of the night proved handy for Daniel Harding when he contested round 6 of the AHG Sprintcar Series at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday night. Harding, along with Lee Nash and Darren Mewett signalled they wanted to play the Joker at the drivers meeting, meaning they double their points for that round of racing. Press Releases12/7

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  • WA Sprintcars AU)JASON Kendrick is the WA Sprintcar Champion for the 2014-15 season after winning the prestigious event at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday night. Kendrick started from pole position and led all 30 laps to win his second championship, this time from the fast-finishing Californian Kyle Hirst and Brooke Tatnell. Race Results 12/7
  • East Bay Raceway FL)At East Bay Raceway on Saturday night feature winners on the 1/3-mile clay oval it was Danny Martin, Jr. winning the Eagle Jet Top Gun Sprints,Race Results 12/7

Saturday December 6th 2014

I'm sick to death of people saying we've made 11 albums that sounds exactly the same, Infact, we've made 12 albums that sound exactly the same. Angus Young

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  • Renegade Sprints)Bedford Speedway is one of the most historic race tracks in the United States. Racing has been contested at the 5/8-mile oval in Bedford, Pa., since 1936 and the Renegade Sprints will join that prestigious list in 2015. Renegade 12/6
  • Perris Auto Speedway CA)Longtime and loved Southern California racing official Evelyn Pratt has passed away in Texas. She was 95-years-old. In a career that spanned more than 65-years in racing, she not only served as a race official, but was also a racer herself in the Ascot Powder Puff Class. Press Releases12/6
  • Stockton Dirt Track CA)Don't forget tickets are on sale for the FVP Western Spring Shootout on Saturday & Sunday March 21 & 22 at the Stockton Dirt Track! It is the 1st ever double header at the 3/8 mile clay oval showcasing the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series both nights! Two-night Reserved Weekend Tickets can be purchased for just $69 total, which saves $11 as opposed to buying both nights separate. Meaning lock up your two night package tickets now! General admission weekend tickets cost $59 total. Sunday evening will feature an earlier start time http://dirtcar.ticketforce.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=165 12/6
  • Riverside International Speedway AR affectionately known as "The Ditch" opened it's doors in 1949 and has been operating continuously for 65 years without missing a season. The track has given the sprintcar world some of the top drivers in history. Such as Sprintcar HOF members Clarence "Hooker" Hood. His son Rickey Hood. Sammy and Jeff Swindell, two time NASCAR Nationwide Champion Ricky Stenhouse Jr., World of Outlaws Champion Bobby Davis Jr and many many more. After the track had been in operation for over 50 years a developer decided that a plot of land across the road from the track and located in between lanes of I-40 and I-55 would be a cheap place to build an apartment complex. Since that time a local alderman one Rev Herman Coleman has made it his one man campaign to try and get the track closed.  He has tried many times to get the city to shut down the track but with no luck.  He is at it again but this time around he is using a different method. Instead of having it closed he is trying to restrict it's hours of operation to between 3pm and 8 pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Such a move would lead to the track being unable to operate safety and without going into massive debt and eventually lead to the owner shutting the doors. The board of aldermen held it's second reading of the ordinance and will be holding a public open house on Monday Dec 9th at noon to let the public speak on the issue. We need as many people as possible to either show up on Monday and speak for the track or to contact the city of West Memphis and show their support for the track. Riverside Speedway is the oldest continuously operating 1/4 mile track in the US and has placed on the list of US Historical places. We cannot allow one angry man with a political agenda close down such a large piece of US racing history. Address: P.O. Box 1728 WEST MEMPHIS, AR 72303 Phone: (870) 732-7500 cgreenwood@citywm.com 12/6
  • CRASH PAD)Christmas is when you give someone, something they need, but won't get for themselves. The CRASH PAD is one size fits all and works along with the rest of the safety equipment to reduce the Risk of Spinal Injury in crashes. Do your Driver a favor and Pad his Butt to Save his Neck... and Back! Wrap up this deal now at www.802solutions.com. See our list of dealers or order securely direct online. 12/6
  • Lucas Oil Chili Bowl)While stores echo the sounds of Christmas, race shops across the country ring alive for a different season as the 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire kicks off in just over a month's time at the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla. With Practice slated for Monday, January 12, 2015, the current list shows 94 entries confirming 87 drivers. Of those entered, none have claimed the Golden Driller while fourteen have made the call for the championship event. ASCS 12/6
  • Team ILP)Inside Line Promotions is offering a unique opportunity during the 2015 racing season. The public relations company will sponsor press releases for one motor sports competitor throughout the season. The free package also includes advice about marketing, sponsorship, social media and media relations. To apply, email your name, phone number, racing division, several career highlights and a short summary about why you will be a good representative for Team ILP to InsideLinePromotions@gmail.com. Press Releases12/6
  • Winter Heat)Looking for the perfect holiday gift for a racing fan? There are only 10 days remaining to capitalize on a Pay-Per-View special of the inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown. The 410ci sprint car races - held Jan. 2-3, Jan. 6 and Jan. 9-10 at Cocopah Speedway - will be broadcast live online via SPEED SPORT for only $27.95 per night. However, fans can catch all of the action from the five nights of racing for a special rate of $99.95 if purchased by Dec. 15. Press Releases12/6
  • Driver Websites)Driver Websites has created a new website for the Renegade Sprints, which is a 410ci sprint car series based in Ohio. The website - http://www.Renegade410Sprints.com - will showcase the latest news as well as an updated schedule and results page. Rules, championship points, pictures, videos and more are also highlighted pages on the website.
  • Joey Saldana)Evolution and change are certain in motorsports. Dan Motter, owner of the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop 71M World of Outlaws Sprint Car team, today acknowledged some crew member changes for the 2015 season. “First I want to emphasize that veteran driver Joey Saldana will remain in the cockpit of the 71M for the 2015 World of Outlaws series,” said Motter. Press Releases12/6

Friday December 5th 2014

"One night in the club called the shakin' hand
There was a 42 decibel rockin' band
And the music was good and the music was loud
And the singer turned and he said to the crowd
Let there be rock "
AC/DC     Let There Be Rock

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  • Speedway Motors/Champion Racing Oil Central PA Sprint Cars)Lincoln NE based Speedway Motors and Clinton MO based Champion Racing Oil are returning as title sponsors of the Central PA Sprint Cars for the 2015 season. This will mark the 5th year that Speedway Motors will be involved with the series as sponsor and the fourth year for Champion Racing Oil to be involved as sponsor.  Hoseheads Sprint Car News  will also be the presenting sponsor for the fifth year. The series ran 82 feature events in 2014 at ten different tracks. Both Speedway Motors and Champion Racing Oil enjoy being a part of the tough Central PA 410 sprint car series and the drivers and fans enjoy having them a part of it. The associate sponsors for 2015 will be announced after they are finalized. The 2015 season kicks off at Lincoln Speedway at 2pm on Saturday February 21st. Speedway Motors/Champion Racing Oil Central PA12/5
  • Kaeding Performance) Tomorrow!!!! The 25th annual Kaeding Performance Race Car Swap Meet at the San Jose Fairgrounds on Tully Road, will take place on December 6th 2014 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.12/5
  • King Racing Products)Next week the motorsports industry will gather at the Indianapolis convention center for the PRI trade show. The who’s who of racing will be there and all the top manufactures will be show casing there new products for 2015. King Racing Products will be there and be reviling new products that will WOW the industry. “our team has been busy the last few months designing and manufacturing some awesome new products” stated Blake Robertson from King headquarters in Visalia Ca. Also available at the PRI trade show from King Racing Products will be there new 56 page 2015 full color catalog. Make sure to stop by and see all the new items & grab a catalog at the King Racing Products booth #1909 visit www.kingracingproducts.com & follow them on Facebook. 12/5
  • Indy Race Parts)Be sure to race in next week for great specials on new and used sprint car and midget parts and also free snacks, drinks and a raffle drawing. Our hours will be extended starting on Wednesday the 10th for the Performance Racing Industry Show. We are located at 361 Gasoline Alley, Indianapolis, IN 46222 just a short 10 minute drive from the Convention Center. Greg Stabb will be on hand to answer any questions as I, Bernie, will be in and out of the shop during the week attending the show. Extended hours: Wed 10-8, Thur-Fri 10-7 and Sat 9-noon. Enjoy the week!www.indyraceparts.com12/5
  • Ohsweken Speedway ONT)Looking for a gift for the race fan in your family? Ohsweken Speedway’s Grandstand Season Passes (reserved or general admission), NEW Season Pass Holder Parking Passes, Season Pit Passes, and Pit Memberships are on sale now!
  • National Sprint League)The National Sprint League is proud to announce the addition of a merchandise trailer that will be present at 2015 events. Sheryl and Lexi Mills of Bondurant, Iowa will be working a trailer that will have benefits for both fans and member drivers of the NSL. National Sprint League 12/5
  • National Sprint League)The Minnesota Mafia will enter its fourth year of operation in 2015. The organization has helped countless drivers, teams and tracks by raising money from fans and through fundraisers and donations. It has been a tremendous effort in growing racing not only in Minnesota, but in the Upper Midwest! Their Minnesota Mafia Point Fund Series schedule included a dozen shows in 2014. National Sprint League 12/5
  • Shane Morgan)The fledgling Pensacola, FL based Southern Outlaw Sprinters met recently in D’Iberville, MS to crown their 2014 points champion, Biloxi, MS driver Shane Morgan. Shane spoke to us at dryslick.net about his season, his career, and the future today during a telephone interview.  Press Releases12/5
  • Premier Speedway AU)For many long years Sprintcar entry lists right around the country have generally included the names Farr and Lacey, so it comes as no real surprise that once again the 43rd running of the Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic will feature these two famous names, with Robbie Farr and Nick Lacey both committing to battle.  Press Releases12/5
  • Toby Bellbowen)Toby Bellbowen will be looking for a little retribution this Saturday night (December 6) at Valvoline Raceway. The young racer endured a spectacular crash at his last outing a fortnight ago and the determination to get back out there is at an all-time high.  Press Releases12/5
  • Jackson Delamont)Jackson Delamont returns to the track this weekend for another round of the Sprintcar Track Championship at Valvoline Raceway. Currently sitting 13th in the track championship point score, it has been a case of moving forward for Jackson over the last few weeks. He has been a model of consistency in the recent past, making up vital spots in the season-long pointscore.  Press Releases12/5

Thursday December 4th 2014

“When you're out to get the honey you don't go killing all the bees” ― Joe Strummer

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  • Sprintcar All Stars AU)The Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series is holding the final night of the 3 round miniseries at Moama’s Heartland Raceway Saturday night and with 26 cars in attendance it will be a hard fought battle to get a winner and pick up to $1000 bonus. Press Releases12/4
  • Column)"Notes from Florida – Nearing the End of the Season" by Richard Golardi Florida Open Wheel 12/4
  • World of Outlaws)The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series revealed today its 2015 schedule featuring 92 events running from February to November at 59 tracks in 23 states and three Canadian provinces. This upcoming season the series will return after absences to Placerville (Calif.) Speedway, Dakota State Fair Speedway in Huron, S.D., Weedsport (N.Y.) Speedway, and Brockville (Ontario) Speedway. It will also make its first visits to Granite City Speedway near St. Cloud, Minn., Crawford County Speedway in Denison, Iowa, and Utica-Rome Speedway in Vernon, N.Y. DIRT/World of Outlaws 12/4
  • POWRi)Short-track superstar Bryan Clauson will race in the 5th annual Great Clips Battle at the Center presented by K & N Filters on Dec. 20, a POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series non-points event which features at all-star field on the Mini-Magic Mile at the Southern Illinois Center on the grounds of the Du Quoin State Fair. Press Releases12/4
  • 305 Power Rankings)North Texas edged Ohio once again as Jeb Sessums came away with the top spot in this year’s 305 Sprint Car Power Rankings presented by Dodge City Raceway Park. Battling for the top spot with Ohio’s Jordan Ryan most of the way, Sessums emerged with the number one ranking for the second year in a row. After claiming the number one ranking by just 21 points in 2013, Sessums edged Ryan for first by just 29 points this year. Press Releases12/4
  • Renegade Sprints)The Renegade Sprints welcomes another Pennsylvania race track to the 2015 schedule. Big Diamond Speedway, which is a 3/8-mile oval located in Pottsville, Pa., will host a Sunday date next season. "It's something new and exciting," Big Diamond Speedway Owner and Promoter Jake Smulley said. "It's not the same old song and dance. Everything you read about the Renegades is good. It seems like they have a good driver following and our fans have been asking to see them." Renegade 12/4
  • Driver Websites)Driver Websites has developed a website for the United Racing Club, which is a traveling 360ci sprint car series based in the Northeast. The website - http://www.UnitedRacingClub.net - will showcase the latest news as well as an updated schedule and results page. Rules, championship points, pictures, videos and more are also highlighted pages on the website. Additionally, the United Racing Club will use the all-new MyRacePass Pit Board, which can notify drivers who sign up with the latest news and updates via text messages. More information about the service is available below in the "Tracks" section. 12/4
  • All Stars)For the first time in the track’s history, Plymouth Speedway will host the University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champion Sprint cars on Friday, May 22. The event will be part of a Memorial Day weekend triple-header for the All Stars including back-to-back shows at Fremont Speedway on Saturday, May 23 and Sunday, May 24.All Stars
  • SprintCarStuff.com)The National Sprint Car Museum’s on-line store, www.sprintcarstuff.com, is proud to offer many exciting new items this holiday season, including 12/4Dirt - The (Board) Games, pewter Christmas ornaments, wine totes, 2015 calendars, flex-fit caps and, for the first time, zippered sweatshirts. In addition, Gene Crucean’s book entitled “Fearless: Dangerous Days in American Open-Wheel Racing” is now available. The brick-and-mortar museum store is also open seven days a week, year-round, at One Sprint Capital Place in Knoxville. Press Releases12/4
  • SANSW)Just like the car counts, the stars racing with the Sprintcar Association of NSW continues to rise. This weekend, Saturday, December 6, round six of the Sprintcar Track championship will be staged at Valvoline Raceway. Once again, a top-line field has nominated and amongst the 57 nominations, it is almost impossible to pick a winner. Press Releases12/4

Wednesday December 3rd 2014

Rules are not necessarily sacred, principles are. Franklin D. Roosevelt

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  • Port Royal Speedway PA)Port Royal Season passes and seats for the 2015 Port Royal Speedway racing season are now on sale! And as usual, they are available just in time for holiday gift giving although time is running out! A season reserve seat for all oval racing events on the 2015 schedule including the exciting fairweek races in 2015 will again cost just $50.00. This pass reserves seats only and is not good for general admission to any events during the upcoming season. Central PA 12/3
  • Indy Race Parts)Christmas tree special for Thursday, Dec 4th, is DMI Midget drive shafts for $75 each. Call 317.244.9437 or send us an email, indyraceparts@msn.com with your order. www.indyraceparts.com 12/3
  • Vernon & Vazey Motorsports)Newly crowned 2014 USAC Midget Champion Rico Abreu, and 2012 USAC Midget Champion Darren Hagen will both make their way back to New Zealand this month to contest the 14/15 POWRiWorld Midget Series driving for the Terry Lines ownedTeam Vernon and VazeyMotorsport. Both were crowd favourites during their first time in New Zealand last season, and the two American Open Wheel stars are two of the fastest Midget racers in the US currently. Press Releases12/3
  • Blake Skipper)Blake Skipper continues his Sydney Sprintcar season this Saturday night, December 6, at Valvoline Raceway. Competing in round six of the Sprintcar Track Championship, Blake’s season has started to turn the corner in the last few weeks with consistency and marching towards what he is capable of. Press Releases12/3
  • Kerry Madsen)Though the dust is just barely settling on the grueling 2014 World of Outlaw season, Kerry Madsen and his Keneric Racing/American Racing team are getting ready to embark on a 15-race tour in Madsen’s native Australia. “I love that we are able to do some racing during the American offseason and stay sharp,” Madsen said. “It is great to see our fans back in Australia, and it is great to race in front of the Gavranich family.” Press Releases12/3

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  • BR Motorsports)BR Motorsports is excited to catch up with customers and show off some product during the upcoming Performance Racing Industry Show in Indiana next week. After a very successful 2014 season, BR Motorsports is excited for the season ahead, and is eager to show off some products at their booth. All in attendance are invited to booth spot 1909 to check out BR Motorsports and visit with our staff to see what we have in store for 2015. Press Releases12/3
  • SA Wingless Sprints)Over the past few weeks the South Australian Wingless Sprint competitors have been racing right across the state and into Victoria with a number of events that have all produced different winners. It all began at Mount Gambier’s Borderline Speedway in early November with Joel Chadwick winning the South Australia V’s Victoria Interstate Challenge before Jason Gantz secured the victory over a small field at the Timmis Speedway in Mildura. Then last weekend the Wingless brigade returned to Speedway City in Adelaide with a field of 23 drivers attending the latest round of the Track Championship. Press Releases12/3
  • Murray Bridge Speedway AU)The best Sprintcar drivers in the State will return to the Murray Machining and Sheds Murray Bridge Speedway this Saturday night (December 6) with the running of the 2014/15 South Australian Sprintcar Championship. With a field of over 25 cars expected for what is one of the most prestigious races on the local Sprintcar calendar it will be a night of action not be missed. The event will also double as Round 4 of the QSS SA Sprintcar Shootout and the entire field will be out to catch Bordertown resident Dylan Jenkin who has already secured victory in two of the opening three rounds. Press Releases12/3
  • Terry Bracken)Last Saturday night (November 29) the Mitchell Motorsport Team and driver Terry Bracken wheeled out their Eagle Ignition Leads #19 Eagle for only the second time this season as they contested round 5 of the Supercheap Auto Track Championship at Brisbane’s Archerfield Speedway. Press Releases12/3
  • Winter Heat)"The King" is making a special appearance at Cocopah Speedway this January, which will mark his first time racing at the 3/8-mile track in almost 24 years. Steve Kinser, the winningest driver in World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series history, is slated to compete for Tony Stewart Racing throughout the inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown - Jan. 2-3, Jan. 6 and Jan. 9-10. Press Releases12/3
  • World of Outlaws)CBS Sports Network kicks off three consecutive weeks of broadcast coverage at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 7, with NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week featuring the Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series. Veteran play-by-play broadcaster Dave Rieff joins color analyst Shane Andrews, the voice of the Super DIRTcar Series, as well as reporters Tony Bokhoven and Bob Dillner to deliver all of action in a two-hour CBS Sports Spectacular showcase from Big-Block Modified racing's biggest annual event. DIRT/World of Outlaws 12/3Press Releases12/3
  • Deer Creek Speedway MN)Fans who held reserved tickets for this past season’s Asgrow/DEKALB Clash at the Creek that featured the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series at Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minnesota, will have the chance to purchase tickets to the 2015 event, set for Saturday, September 19, at the same price - $35, if purchased before Monday, December 15. After this date, reserved tickets will be released to the general public and will be available for $37. Press Releases12/3
  • Motorsports Sponsorship Marketing)Ernie Saxton’s Motorsports Sponsorship Marketing News will have a new look for the December edition that will close out the 30th year of publishing the bi-monthly newsletter. This issue offers loads of advice on what should be done to attract sponsorship, what should be done to keep sponsorship and a load of sponsorship news. Press Releases12/3
  • Aaron Reutzel)Aaron Reutzel put an exclamation point on a successful 2014 season with his ninth overall win of the year during Friday night’s Thanksgiving Bash opener at Southern New Mexico Speedway. And he nearly finished off the season in truly spectacular fashion, falling just a handful of laps short of the $10,000 winner’s share in Saturday night’s 2014 finale. Press Releases12/3
  • Christopher Bell)Christopher Bell just keeps on racking up the landmark wins. Last Thursday, the 19-year-old from Norman, OK, became the 50th different winner of the Turkey Night Grand Prix in the 74th running of the prestigious Midget racing event. Press Releases12/3
  • Ohsweken Speedway ONT)Ohsweken Speedway officials are proud to announce their partnership with Creative Edge Signs & Graphics of Kitchener, Ontario, which will see the company become the official sponsor of heat races for the Strickland's GMC Crate Sprint Car division in 2015. Press Releases12/3
  • NSW Wingless Sprints)The NSW Wingless Sprints return to Morris Park Speedway, Dubbo this Saturday night, December 6, for round six of the Aussie Forklift Repairs and Fruitwheels Refrigerated Transport Club Championship. This also represents the first round of the country series. Press Releases12/3
  • Florida Open Wheel)Link for race video from Richard Golardi: http://youtu.be/wjnZ59NvJzQ"YouTube video - Top Gun Sprint Series at Bubba Raceway Park, 11-30-2014", feature race video from Ocala, FL"12/3

 

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