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This is a collection of some of the best writers and photographers in the country all with one purpose in mind SPRINT CARS. We have every corner of the U.S. covered here so sit back and check out some of the great columns, race results, & photos. If you have any sprint car news, results, or photos please send them to me. 
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KO's Indiana Bullring Scene Kevin Oldham 4/14 Dirt Divas Camisha Miller 4/16 Hoosier Race Report Danny Burton (IN) 4/20
Florida Open Wheel Richard Golardi 4/16 Tri-State Outlook Duane Hancock (OH/IN/MI) 4/19 Not Just Another Racing Column Pastor Dudley Balmer 3/27

Wagsworld Ken Wagner (CRA/USAC) 4/17

From the Grandstand Ron Rodda (CA) 4/15

Runnin The High Groove Paul Kuyawa 4/8  

BillW's Knoxville News Bill Wright 4/13 Directory Assistance Gordy Killian 4/9  

PHOTOS

 

Dave Darland celebrates his Eldora USAC victory with his wife Saturday night Jennifer Peterson  www.dirtTrackMemories.com

Brady Bacon wins the 30 lap Midwest Open Wheel Association Feature at Tri-City Speedway, Pontoon Beach, Illinois, Friday night. Mark Funderburk photo

 

 

Chett Gehrke in Victory Lane after winning the 20 lap midget feature event at the Gas City I-69 Speedway on Friday April 18, 2014. Photos by Bill Miller

 

Frankie Herr takes the lead on the last for the win at Williams Grove Super Sportsman. Dave Giles Photo.

 

 

Shane Cottle winner of opening night non-wing sprint car feature at Gas City I-69 Speedway friday night April 18, 2014. Bill Weir Photo

 

Doug Esh 8h wins the Tommy Hinnershitz Classic at Williams Grove Speedway  Kris Keath photo

Mitchell Moore WINS Round 2 of the WAR Series at Fulton mO 4-18-2014 - John Lee of High Fly'N Photos

Say What!

“I was a little too tight early and the track just kept coming to us. Hats off to this team…they’ve been awesome. We got a mixed crowd of guys here tonight…some from back home (Aliquippa, Pa.) and Bryan brought some guys. Scott Gressman (Gressman Powersports) is really helping us out and the J&J Chassis,” said Tim Shaffer in Attica OH FAST victory lane

“It feels bloody fantastic, These races are so hard to win, and there are so many good cars and even though you’ve got a good starting position it really doesn’t mean anything. The track was fantastic because there were so many lines that it was actually confusing because you didn’t know which lines to pick. Every restart I couldn’t do what I did in three and four. Tina definitely brought a bit of luck and we’ll have to bring her to more races for sure.” Kerry Madsen winning El Paso TX WoO Tuesday.

April 18 - Lernerville Speedway  410 Sprint Winner Danny Holtgraver.   Paul Arch

 

 

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ASCS
4/18-19 Waco TX
4/19 Springfield MO

World of Outlaws
4/18-19 Mesquite TX

FAST
4/18 Attica OH
4/19 Fremont OH

UMSS
4/19 St Croix Falls WI

Top Gun
4/19 Barberville FL

NCRA
4/19 Hutchinson KS

USAC Sprints
4/19 Rossburg OH

URC
4/19 Selinsgrove PA

MOWA
4/18 Pontoon Beach IL

VSS
4/18 Waynesboro VA

King of the West
4/19 Placerville CA

WAR
4/18 Fulton MO

OCRS
4/19 Oktaha, OK

OVSCA
4/19 Chillicothe OH

Buckeye
4/19 Columbus OH

ARDC
4/19 New Egypt NJ

TBARA
4/19 Orlando FL

 
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5. 48 Danny Dietrich 114 1
6. 59 Jim Siegel 110 1
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Donny Schatz wins the World of Outlaws preliminary “A” Main at Devil’s Bowl Speedway. Patrick Grant Photo – www.OpenWheelPhotos.com

 

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Sunday   April 20th 2014

The tax mans taken all my dough,
And left me in my stately home,
Lazing on a sunny afternoon.
And I can't sail my yacht,
He's taken everything I've got,
All I've got's this sunny afternoon.
Sunny Afternoon  The Kinks

3:50am

RESULTS...

  • Weekend Photos)Lots of weekend photos, both winners and speed shots by some great photographers from around the country are in SpeedShotz4/20
  • ASCS Gulf South)For the third year in a row, Aaron Reutzel claimed victory at the Gator Motorplex; topping the Nolan Wren Memorial with the Griffith Truck and Equipment Gulf South Region. ASCS 4/20
  • Atomic Speedway OH)Talk about first impressions! The Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association opened up its 2014 season in a huge way at Brad McCown's Atomic Speedway Saturday night as three cars crossed the finish line side-by-side-by-side with defending series champion Nathan Skaggs, Chillicothe, Ohio bringing home the popular win over veterans Todd Kane (2nd) and Randy Hannagan in third.Race Results 4/20
  • NCRA)Hutchinson KS.....Danny Wood, Jeremy Campbell,  Roberts,  CJ Johnson. 4/20
  • ARDC)New Egypt NJ....Steven Drevicki is ARDC feature winner 2-B Bright 3-Lick 4-DiMattia 5- Wanner 4/20
  • King of the West)Placerville CA  A-main: 1. 24 Rico Abreu, 2. 2l Logan Forler, 3. 00x Cory Eliason, 4. 69 Brent Kaeding, 5. 83jr Kyle Hirst, 6. 01 Andy Forsberg, 7. 121 Shane Golobic, 8. 22 Mason Moore, 9. 0 Bud Kaeding, 10. 00 Jason Statler, 11. 5v Colby Copeland, 12. 25 Bobby McMahan, 13. 33t Jimmy Trulli, 14. 26 Sean McMahan, 15. 53 Andy Gregg, 16. 3 Craig Stidham, 17. 35 Joey Magaruh, 18. 41 Dominic Scelzi, 19. 3c Jonathan Allard, 20. 55 Bud Walberg, 21. 35m Sean Becker, 22. 94 Steven Tiner 4/20
  • Lincoln Speedway PA)Finish- Alan Krimes, Siegel, Kendall, Montieth, McIntyre, Nagy, F Rahmer Jr, D Dietrich, Hogue, Haas 4/20
  • Riverside International Speedway AR)1 1 9JR Derek Hagar 2 3 17G Cody Gardner 3 8 26 Marshall Skinner 4 16 3 A.g. Rains 5 7 5 Jerod Roller 6 13 42 Andy Mcelhannon 7 6 27 Curt Terrell 8 23 3H Brandon Hanks 9 14 1 Eddie Gallagher 10 4 14 Jordon Mallett 11 15 46 Jan Howard 12 5 91 Dale Howard 13 10 8X Chris Williams 14 12 44 Ronny Howard 15 22 31G Johnny Gardner 16 9 2 Bryce Vowan 17 2 40 Howard Moore 18 20 32X Robert Richardson 19 19 21 Kevin Hinkle 20 18 12M Greg Merritt 21 11 2K Brandon Kilpatrick 22 24 22 Cody Howard 23 21 39 Brad Bowden 24 17 X Skylar Pipkin 4/20
  • I-90 Speedway SD)1 2 75 Dj Brink 2 6 1 Justin Glaser 3 3 12 Troy Schreurs 4 1 42 Kevin Flowers 5 4 11J Jordan Nordstrom 6 5 3Z Matt Ziebarth 7 7 10 Dale Furby 4/20
  • Knoxville Raceway IA)410 A-Main (1-10): 18 Ian Madsen, 55 Tatnell, 1 Henderson, 91 Zomer, 24 McCarl, 21 Brown, 96 Maeschen, 40 Garner, 49 Schneiderman, 7K Selvage, 56 Heskin, 12 Jeffrey, 17w Wood, 71A R.Johnson, 35 Prochaska, 23k Kubli, 81 A.Johnson, 10 G.Dollansky, 44 Martin, 13 Dobmeier, 7 Dollanksy, 5J L.Ball Jr, 6R Bunton, 47 Droud.4/20
  • World of Outlaws)Daryn Pittman captured victory in the $20,000 to win Ted Johnson Memorial on Saturday night after holding off Joey Saldana in the Texas Outlaw Nationals presented by American Racing Custom Wheels at Devil’s Bowl Speedway. Saldana capped his weekend off with a second place finish while Kerry Madsen rounded out the top three. DIRT/World of Outlaws 4/20
  • Eldora Speedway OH)Winning never seems to get old for Dave Darland. To him, every checkered flag is as important and exciting as the first one and Saturday’s triumph in Eldora Speedway’s Don Branson/Jud Larson Classic was no exception. Victory lane was pure jubilation for the popular Walton, IN veteran as he collected his fifth USAC (United States Auto Club) National Sprint Car win on the venerable .500-mile clay Eldora oval and in doing so, extended his USAC cumulative point lead. Race Results 4/20
  • URC)Mark Smith of Tower City, PA made short work of a thirty-one car field of 360 sprints cars as the Rislone URC Sprint Series opened their sixty-seventh season Saturday night at the Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, PA. URC 4/20
  • Selinsgrove Speedway PA)Mark Smith of Sunbury took advantage of his pole starting position by wiring the field for his first victory of the season in Saturday night’s 67th United Racing Company (URC) 360 sprint car season opener at Selinsgrove Speedway. Central PA 4/20
  • Column)Danny Burton has notes from Bloomington Speedway in Hoosier Race Report 4/20
  • Mercer Raceway Park PA)Danny Holtgraver loves racing in front of the hometown fans, and it shows. The Pittsburgh Kid cut his teeth at Mercer Raceway Park before hitting the road with the All Stars Circuit of Champions. The $4,000 special event win for 410 Sprint Cars was his second of the weekend, and it makes him the odds-on favorite when the touring stars return to the Park for the first of three events. Race Results 4/20
  • Port Royal Speedway PA)There’s something about Easter Saturday at Port Royal Speedway that suits the racing Blaney brothers. Last year on Easter eve it was Dave Blaney invading and winning in the 410-sprint division at the oval and this year it was his brother Dale who pulled of the same feat, taking Saturday night’s 25-lap sprint main with an impressive performance through traffic. Central PA 4/20
  • ASCS Sooner/Warrior)Sean McClelland was determined to win, and it showed in a wheel-to-wheel battle in the closing laps with Dustin Morgan with the ASCS Sooner and Warrior Regions at the high-banked Springfield Raceway in Springfield, Mo. Taking the lead after a Lap 21 restart that saw Zach Pringle's machine give up at the green, McClelland stuck low as Dustin Morgan, who restarted fifth, shot to the top side; picking off three drivers to get to second in a single lap. ASCS 4/20
  • FAST)There were twenty-six (26) Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title (F.A.S.T.) '410' Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service sprint cars signed in for action at the Fremont Speedway on Saturday evening, April 19th. Craig Mintz recorded the fastest time of the night during qualifying time trials; with 12.556 seconds being his official time around the Fremont Speedway oval. Broc Martin, Stuart Williams, Chad Kemenah and Christopher Bell rounded out the top five fastest qualifiers. Bryan Sebetto, Brian Smith and Dean Jacobs all earned F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series heat race victories. Chad Kemenah was the F.A.S.T. dash winner; earning the pole position for the thirty (30) lap main event. The evening’s B-main was won by Brian Lay. Race Results 4/20
  • Heart O Texas Speedway)The American Sprint Car Series(ASCS) made their first of three trips to Heart o' Texas Speedway. The Gulf South Region tried their hand on the newly shaped, high-banked, 1/4 mile, clay oval just north of the city. Always a crowd favorite, the A-main didn't disappoint the near capacity grandstands. Race Results 4/20

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Drivers/Sanctions

  • Joey Saldana)It was high stakes night at the birthplace of the World of Outlaws, Devil’s Bowl Speedway. Every competitor was gunning for the spoils of tonight’s Texas Outlaw Nationals victory: a very cool trophy with a boot sitting atop a wooden base and a chance to wear the white cowboy hat in victory circle. Oh, and $20,000 to win! Earlier today Joey Saldana said in an interview on Race Talk radio that he wanted to wear the cowboy hat! Why not, he’s worn the crown at the King’s Royal twice. Press Releases4/20
  • ESS)As the official full point opener is just a little over a week away, new companies continue to add their name to the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS) sponsorship family. The latest is Bitner Automotive out of Trenton, NJ. Bitner Automotive is a family run business for over 50 years giving New Jersey the very best in performance technology. Headed by the father/son duo of Fred and Mark Bitner, Bitner Automotive prides itself on it’s in-house technology which allows us to complete any job efficiently and correctly – The First Time. In addition, we make sure our technicians are educated and accredited in the latest mechanical applications. Press Releases4/20

Saturday   April 19th 2014

Dogs never bite me - just humans. Marilyn Monroe

4:40pm

RESULTS...

  • VSS)Tom Humphries got to the front after a battle the Chad Worrell to take the first of four Fast Friday's the series will have during the 2014 season. Heats for the sprinters were won buy CharlieWare and Chad Worrell. Charlie and Chris Ware paced the field to green with Charlie's low line being the best but Chad was right on his bumper. Race Results 4/19

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Tracks/Sanctions

  • The Long Haul)Former Central PA Driver Phil Long has wrenched for drivers like Alan Cole, Chad Kemenah, Greg Wilson, Cap Henry among others since retiring from driving. He is no longer getting to the Races or anywhere for that matter and could use some help. Click the link if you would like to help Phil. http://www.3widespicturevault.com/ 4/19
  • Column)Duane Hancock has notes from the Kokomo Grand Prix in Tri-State Outlook 4/19
  • Danny Holtgraver)Danny Holtgraver earned his first ‘410’ sprint car victory of the 2014 season on Friday evening, April 18th at the Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania. Holtgraver, who pilots the Hunter Racing, Berlin Natural Bakery, Bonnell’s Rod Shop, Alternative Power Sources, WestView Motors, DKW Transport, no. 10H ‘410’ sprint car, earned the main event win during Lernerville Speedway’s 2014 opening night program. The opening night card featured Lernerville’s signature ‘Fab Four’ racing program; which features four weekly racing divisions including the ‘410’ sprint cars. Holtgraver would hold off fellow former Lernerville Speedway track champion, Carl Bowser, for his first win with Hunter Racing. Logan Wagner, Cory Good and Brandon Matus rounded out the top five. For full results, please visit Lernerville Speedway on the web at www.lernerville.com. Press Releases4/19

1:20pm

RESULTS...

  • Lernerville Speedway PA)Theres nothing quite like Opening Night at Lernerville Speedway; seeing familiar faces, smelling the fumes that evoke childhood memories of the good old days and most importantly, being back at our second home. For drivers, winning on Opening Night is extra special because it starts the season on a high note that tends to carry on throughout the season. None of tonights feature winners were new to Sheetz Victory Lane, but getting the first win of the season sure feels like winning for the first time all over again! Race Results 4/19
  • Ocean Speedway CA)With the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo kicking off the season Friday night it was a familiar face popping into victory lane, as National Sprint Car Hall of Famer Brent Kaeding made an early pass of Jonathan Allard to scoop up yet another triumph at the Ocean Speedway in Watsonville. When it comes to winning Sprint Car races in the Golden State there has been nobody more lucrative over the years than Kaeding, although the victories haven’t come with quite as much regularity as in past seasons, making Friday night a big moment for the two-time Ocean Sprints champ. Race Results 4/19
  • ASCS Gulf South)A packed house had hearts pounding on Saturday night as Blake Hahn captured his first ASCS triumph of the season, taking the Griffith Truck and Equipment Gulf South Regional victory at the Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas. Getting the victory in slower traffic, Hahn edged out Brandon Berryman in his first night back behind the wheel in almost a year after being fitted with a Pacemaker in 2013. ASCS 4/19
  • WAR)As the WAR Sprint Series presented by Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps made their first ever appearance at the Callaway Raceway, it was Mitchell Moore making it two for two on the season Friday night. The A-main got off to a rough start as Mark Finnell made contact with Peter Palazzolo on the backstretch. John Helm, left with no place to go, would run into him and Finnell would get upside down. Finnell was okay, but his night would come to an end. Palazzolo and Helm were able to restart at the tail.Race Results 4/19

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Tracks/Sanctions

  • Williams Grove Speedway PA)The Williams Grove Speedway Saturday Night Series begins their 2014 season on Saturday, April 26. The popular family-oriented show will feature the Blazer’s Body Shop Super Sportsman, Credit Connection Auto Sales 358 Late Models, plus the Aquafun Pools Street Stocks. Central PA 4/19
  • MSCS)The excitement level is always high in the dirt racing world and early race dates are not an exception. Spring is in the air. The glitter of new paint is abundant. New opportunities and a fresh start await the drivers. The Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series drivers have a second and perhaps greater challenge just ahead as they tackle two fast and demanding tracks in one weekend. MSCS will participate along with the United States Auto Club Sprint Cars on Saturday night April 26th at the quarter mile Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt. Then on Sunday the series will travel to the half mile Terre Haute Action Track to compete in the first King of Indiana Sprint Series race of the season. The two Indiana tracks are both on the U.S. 41 corridor in Southern Indiana and the tow or drive is an easy four lane 95 mile trip. Press Releases4/19

2:30am

RESULTS...

  • Photos)Photos by Kris Keath & Mike Campbell from Williams Grove PA & Gas City IN are in SpeedShotz4/19
  • World of Outlaws)Five-time World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series champion, Donny Schatz, earned his third victory of the season and first on the opening night of the Texas Outlaw Nationals presented by American Racing Custom Wheels on Friday night at Devils Bowl Speedway. Paul McMahan made a last lap effort to steal the win on the final lap, and held on for a second place finish. Sammy Swindell rounded out the podium. DIRT/World of Outlaws 4/19
  • Gas City Speedway IN)Feature 1. 27A – Shane Cottle (14) 2. 17RW – Jon Stanbrough (12) 3. 66C – Shane Cockrun (15) 4. 41D – Dave Darland (19) 5. 57 – Chad Boespflug (8) 6. 7 – Bryan Clauson (5) 7. 21- Justin Grant (18) 8. 20 – Jerry Coons, Jr (17) 9. 18S – Scotty Weir (20) 10. 12G – Chris Gurley (9) 11. 15F – Aaron Farney (11) 12. 18A – Jarett Andretti (2) 13. 17R – Kyle Robbins (4) 14. 29J – Logan Jarrett (7) 15. 41M – Thomas Meseraull (16) 16. 18L – Todd Keen (16) 17. 30 – CJ Leary (6) 18. 14H – AJ Hopkins (3) 19. 41K – Cole Ketcham (1) 20. 12B – Robert Ballou (13)
  • Wiliams Grove Speedway PA)Doug Esh of Lancaster wired the field for a $7,500 payday in Friday night’s 30-lap Tommy Hinnershitz Memorial Spring Classic for sprint cars at Williams Grove Speedway. But his flag to flag performance wasn’t quite as easy as it may sound.  Central PA 4/19
  • Trail Way Speedway PA)Brad McClelland showed everyone Friday night why he’s the all-time winner at Trail-Way Speedway, coming from the back to win the season opener for 358 sprint cars.  Central PA 4/19
  • Attica Raceway Park OH)Tim Shaffer’s sprint car came to life the last half of the race, propelling “The Steel City Outlaw” to his 13th career 410 sprint car win at Attica Raceway Park Friday. It was the opening night of the Kistler Racing Products FAST (Fremont Attica Sprint Title) Championship Series Presented by KS Sales and Service. The champion of the series between the two tracks will take home $10,000 at year’s end. Race Results 4/19
  • FAST)A new Fremont/Attica Sprint Title (F.A.S.T.) season is officially underway in the ‘Buckeye State.’ The 2014 schedule kicked-off on Friday evening, April 18th at the Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio. Tim Shaffer earned the Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title (F.A.S.T.) ‘410’ Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service main event victory on Friday night; holding off charges by Caleb Griffith (2nd), Craig Mintz (3rd), Chris Andrews (4th) and Jody Keegan (5th) for his first Attica Raceway Park win of 2014.Race Results 4/19
  • Silver Dollar Speedway CA)1 19 Keith Bloom 2 3 R.C. Smith 3 0 Bud Kaeding 4 53 Andy Gregg 5 11vs John Michael Bunch 6 24 Rico Abreu 7 22 Mason Moore 8 83 Kyle Hirst 9 2L Logan Forler 10 55 Bud Wallburg 11 88 Brad Bumgarner 12 5v Colby Copeland 13 82 Robbie Whitchurch 14 2 B.J. Martin 15 26 Tayler Malsam 16 27 Sean Becker 17 7k Kenny Allen 18 13 Rowdy McClenon 19 89 Branden Mansfield 20 45 Jake Morgan 4/19
  • Ocean Speedway CA)360 sprints....Brent Kaeding, Jonathan Allard, J.Bonnema, C.macedo, S.Golobic, M.Faccinto, N.Green, Je.Chisum, D.Black, Ja.Chisum 4/19
  • Bridgeport NJ)TSRS...1 14 Karl Fryer 2 44 David Brown 3 10 Bob DeVault 4 11 Ryan Stillwagon 5 45 Steve Patterson 6 77j Jeff Geiges 7 70 Eddie Wagner 8 64K Kyle Purks 9 18 Tim Tanner, Jr 10 47 Adam Carberry 4/19
  • Bloomington Speedway IN)1 4 11P Brady Short 2 1 17 Nick Bilbee 3 3 21K Casey Shuman 4 2 3 Dakota Jackson 5 8 38P Seth Parker 6 5 35X Chris Babcock 7 9 5K Jordan Kinser 8 17 15 Ethan Barrow 9 7 04 Jeff Bland 10 10 21 Carson Short 11 12 7F Ethan Fleetwood 12 20 71 Bub Cummings 13 13 15J Nick Johnson 14 15 71X Brad Cummings 15 19 22V Shelby Vangilder 16 18 19 Danny Harris 17 6 56F Jared Fox 18 14 98 Brandon Morin 19 11 14 Bradley Sterrett 20 16 1C Kent Christian 4/19
  • ASCS Sooner)Seth Bergman picked up his second ASCS Regional victory of the season, this time at the West Siloam Speedway in West Siloam Springs, Okla., and for the second straight year topped the American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region's season opening event. Drawing the pole for the night $2,000 to win event, Bergman rode second to Morgan Turpen, who jumped to the lead from the outside of the front row. ASCS 4/19
  • MOWA)Feature top 5 from Tri-City:IL Brady Bacon, Jimmy Hurley, A.J. Bruns, Joey Moughan, & Korey Weyant 4/19
  • WAR Sprints Mitchell Moore wins 25lap feature Callaway Raceway MO4/19
  • Lernerville Speedway PA) Danny Holtgraver, Carl Bowser, Logan Wagner, Cory Good, Brandon Matus, Jared Zimbardi, Mike Lutz, S.Haudenschild, J.Sodeman Jr, B.Matus 4/19

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Tracks/Drivers

  • Steve Kinser)On a night when 20-time World of Outlaws (WoO) STP Sprint Car Series champion Steve Kinser returned to the site of the inaugural WoO race – Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas – Bad Boy Buggies®, a leader in off-road utility vehicles for hunting and outdoor recreation, in a joint-effort with Tony Stewart Racing (TSR), announced the “Bad Boy Buggies Salutes The King” online contest. The campaign runs in conjunction with the World of Outlaws “Salute to the King Tour,” celebrating Kinser’s final season competing at every WoO race. Press Releases4/19
  • Kings Speedway 305) Kings speedway promoter Scott Woodhouse has scheduled a Meeting to discuss the new RaceSaver 305 sprint car class on Sunday 4/27 at noon. The meeting will be at Kings Speedway. Discussions will be on rules, motors, payout, tech, cost & the direction the series is going. 2013 promoter of the year Roger Hadan from Eagle Raceway in Eagle Nebraska will be on hand to help answer questions & why he supports the RaceSaver series with over 40 cars at his weekly track. RaceSaver appointed engine tech Dave Lawrence will be on hand to help answer questions. If you have questions about the series this is the time to get them answered. Kings Speedway April 27th 12:00pm In the main Grandstand (enter thru pit gate) 4/19
  • Joey Saldana)The air was electric with anticipation as competitors, current and past, gathered at the World of Outlaws’ birthplace, Devil’s Bowl Speedway, for the first time in over a decade for two nights of racing in the Texas Outlaw Nationals. The Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop team was especially buoyed tonight by a new Outlaws rule that allotted last place A-Main points to any dash car or driver that either crashes or is injured to the extent it/he/she cannot start the A-Main. Press Releases4/19

Friday   April 18th 2014

Women won't let me stay single and I won't let me stay married. Errol Flynn

1:10pm

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Sanctions/Manufacturers/Drivers

  • Tracy Hines)The list of past winners at Eldora Speedway is a venerable 'Who's Who' of the racing world. Tracy Hines is part of this prestigious list and is among a select group of open wheel drivers that has double digit wins at the legendary track. Hines has won the majority of his races at Eldora in a sprint car, but also has been victorious in a midget. He is second all-time in Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series win at the half-mile with nine. Hines will look to add to his win total this weekend as the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series invades the legendary Ohio oval. Press Releases4/18
  • BR Motorsports)West coast racing was simply dominated by drivers using BR Motorsports and King Racing Products. With most weekly tracks underway out west, the wins clicked off as Damion Gardner led the way with his third consecutive USAC/CRA win at the PAS. Gardner’s team utilizes a BR Blue Printed MSD Ignition, as well as numerous BR and King Racing Products. Press Releases4/18
  • IRA)Looking back over the past several seasons, the Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint Series had has an insurgence of new talent into the series. The 2013 Rookie of the Year chase saw Jeremy Schultz emerge from a talented rookie pool into one of the series front runners and title contender in the course of a single season. IRA 4/18
  • PennLive)Mark Coldren is calling it a career to focus on family, but Sprint Car racing is still going to be a fixture in his life. Just in a different capacity. Coldren and his wife are expecting twins in May. Considering the danger in racing and two new additions to the family, the decision to hang up his helmet and venture into Sprint Car ownership was a no-brainer.http://www.pennlive.com/4/18

Thursday   April 17th 2014

What is a soul? It's like electricity - we don't really know what it is, but it's a force that can light a room. Ray Charles

11:40pm

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  • Column)Gordy Killian has notes from Selinsgrove and Susquehanna Speedway's in 4/17
  • Steve Kinser/Donny Schatz)Never in a million years could Tony Stewart Racing’s (TSR) Steve Kinser have thought a March trip to Texas back in the spring of 1978 would be such a historic weekend for short-track racing. The Indiana native was beginning his third season in a Sprint car when he and car owner Bobby Thompson decided to venture to Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, where a renegade promoter named Ted Johnson was starting something called the World of Outlaws. Press Releases4/17
  • World of Outlaws)Starwood Motors Custom Kevlar Jeeps, the pioneer of custom Jeeps in Dallas and known worldwide for its unique Kevlar fiber-coated Jeep Wrangler conversions, will pace the field this weekend at the Devil's Bowl Speedway Texas Outlaw Nationals presented by American Racing Custom Wheels in a specially built 2014 Jeep Wrangler Tactical Ops Rubicon riding on KMC Wheels. DIRT/World of Outlaws 4/17
  • KISS)When the 2014 King of Indiana Sprint Series gets underway in just ten days, on Sunday, April 27, it will be at one of the most challenging ovals on the schedule. The Terre Haute Action Track earned it's name years ago. The Action Track is a big half mile, with sweeping turns and high speed straightaways that demand the best from drivers, cars and crew. This may be illustrated by mentioning previous KISS winners at the Terre Haute oval, Jon Stanbrough (3 times), Levi Jones, Tony Elliott, Shane Cottle and most recently Robert Ballou. Press Releases4/17
  • Limaland Motorsports park OH)Due to rain and snowfall earlier in the week creating wet ground conditions, Limaland Motorsports Park has cancelled the Season Opening Shootout scheduled for Friday, April 18. Limaland will now kick off the 2014 racing season with the Spring Fling on Friday, April 25. The Elwer Fence Sprints, Reineke Modifieds and Bud Thunderstocks will all be in racing action. Pit gates open at 4:30. Spectator gates will open at 5:00 with hot laps beginning at 6:30. Racing action starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the 26th Annual Brad Doty Classic on July 9, featuring the World of Outlaws, are now on sale. Call the ticket hotline at 419-998-3199 to get your seats for this prestigious event. Seating information, plus all the latest news and information about America's premier quarter-mile dirt track, can be found at www.limaland.com. You can also find Limaland Motorsports Park on Facebook and Twitter. 4/17
  • Tim Kaeding)Due to some personal issues, Tim Kaeding has opted to step away from the Roth Motorsports team and head back to his native California effective immediately. With some personal issues in his life, Kaeding will head home to his native California for the time being to take care of those issues, and will not compete with Roth Motorsports. For now, the team as hired former driver, Danny Lasoski to take the reigns of their machine for this weekend’s World of Outlaw race at the Devil’s Bowl Speedway. Press Releases4/17
  • Riverside International Speedway AR)Spring has sprung and it is racing time again. April 19, 2014, Saturday night will be the opening night for Riverside International Speedway with the 360WS, 305WS, LM, MOD, and stocks. The price of admission is only $12.00. Everyone come on out. Races begin at 7:30 with hot laps at 6:30. See you there!!! If you wish to receive texts from Riverside - Text Riverside - 84483. We try to communicate to all our fans through the web page, emails, Facebook, and texts. Sign up for all or sign up for the ones you like the best.4/17
  • Team ILP)Nine Inside Line Promotions drivers recorded at least one top five in racing action during the past week. Danny Lasoski won the dash and placed second during the main event last Saturday at L A Raceway in LaMonte, Mo. Big Game Motorsports pilot Craig Dollansky kicked off his season by claiming the MOWA dash last Saturday at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, before finishing third in the feature. Press Releases4/17
  • Cocopah Speedway AZ)The inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown will utilize a unique racing format for its four-day event in 2015. Cocopah Speedway Director of Operations Greg Burgess and Event Competition Director Tommie Estes decided on a format that will reward passing every time a driver hits the 3/8-mile track during the 410ci sprint car extravaganza next Jan. 2-3 and Jan. 9-10. Press Releases4/17

2:40pm

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  • Column)Ken Wagner takes a look at the status of 410 non-wing racing in California in Wagsworld4/17
  • TBJ Promotions Lakeside KS)TBJ Promotions and RacinBoys are bringing the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour to Lakeside Speedway on May 8 for only the third time ever. The McCarthy Auto Group KC Klassic, which is the Thursday of NASCAR weekend at nearby Kansas Speedway, will showcase the premier 360ci sprint car series at the half-mile dirt track for the first time since 2008. Press Releases4/17
  • Park Jefferson Speedway SD)AtoZ Promotions LLC is pleased to announce that is agreed to lease terms on to promote the 2014 season of racing at the Park Jefferson Speedway. “We are very excited to bring back racing at The Park to the great race fans of the Siouxland area. This facility is really unique and we are excited to return it to its glory days,” said AtoZ general manager Josh Holt.Press Releases4/17
  • CRASH PAD)Compression Fractures, Broken Backs and Broken Necks are the most serious injuries remaining in short track racing. It can happen to rookies and champions, in any car from Micros to Sprints, Modifieds or Late Models, hot laps, heat or feature. We researched and created the CRASH PAD to reduce our own risk of injury. We created the Company to make more, so we could reduce Your Risk. We use material that tested best for the US Military and after a few of our own hard crashes, we were convinced that we had the Right Stuff. You never know when you'll need it, so get it now and complete your seat. Learn more at www.802solutions.com, find a Dealer or order online. Spread the word and send this link to a racing friend. 4/17
  • Oswego Speedway NY)Mark Castiglia, a two-time Pathfinder Bank SBS feature winner at Oswego Speedway in 2013, will be holding a fundraiser for his Missile Motorsports No. 69 race team on Saturday at Lighthouse Lanes in Oswego beginning at noon. Castiglia’s fundraiser will feature a chicken barbeque as well as raffles and door prizes with a lotto board, a Calloway golf bag, as well as a full season pit pass to Oswego Speedway including Budweiser International Classic Weekend. Press Releases4/17
  • ShortTrackin.com/URC)The URC Sprint Series, in partnership with ShortTrackin.com, will bring both fans and competitors a fun and exciting way to follow URC in 2014. Select 5 drivers and make weekly trades, all for FREE! The overall champion will be awarded $250 in cash! Other prizes will be announced in the coming weeks. The first scored event is Saturday April 19th and it is easy to get started. Visit www.ShortTrackin.com to register. 4/17
  • Momentum Racing)Momentum Racing Suspensions is proud to congratulate Aaron Reutzel on his 1st career ASCS National win over the weekend. Reutzel had a great evening at the I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, AR as he rode his Momentum Integra Shocks from 9th to 4th in his heat race before leading all 30 laps in the A-Main. Andrew Peters also had a fast Saturday night, taking home the POWRi 600 micro portion of the Kokomo Grand Prix in Kokomo, IN. Andrew led all 20 laps on his Momentum tuned Integras for the prestigious win. Scottie McDonald came away with his 4th wins in 4 attempts at Bronco Raceway Park in Cleveland, TX. Scottie started off in 10th before charging to the victory. Brandon Olsen also came home victorious, winning the Cajun Sprinters event at Flomaton, AL on his Momentum tuned AFCO Shocks. Brad Benic and Momentum Racing Suspensions are dedicated to taking the time to focus on what each and every racer needs to be successful. We will work with you every step of the way to get the optimum performance from your suspension package. Log on to www.momentumracingsuspensions.com or call us at 317-842-FAST(3278) to get on the fast track to victory today.4/17
  • Top Gun Sprints)Eagle Jet Top Gun Sprints after being rained out on March 29th, will try once again to race at Volusia Speedway Park, Saturday, April 19th. This will be the first of five races scheduled at the high speed ½ mile clay oval. Shane Kreidler is leading the points after three events by six points over Gene Lasker, with Mark Ruel Jr. trailing by ten points in third place. Ken Laureno is fourth, Brandon Grubaugh in fifth, Danny Martin Jr. is in sixth place, followed by Kyle Pitts, Tony Agin, Rich Alexander Geoff Styner, A J Maddox, Sport Allen, Matt Kurtz, Tanner Witherspoon, David Slawiak, Johnny Alexander, Sean Clark, Darren Orth and Rex Howe. Other drivers expected to be making their first appearance this season with the series are Shawn Murray, Stephen Darvalics, Jimmy Ballew and Brett O’Donnell. Joining the Eagle Jet Top Gun sprints will be VSP Mini Sprints, Hobby Stocks, Gladiators and V-8 Thunderstocks for an action dilled night of high speed racing. The pits will open at 4:00 PM; Grandstands will open at 5:00 PM with racing at 7:30 PM.4/17
  • Eldora Speedway OH)Already comfortable on the race track as an accomplished and respected driver, Dillon Welch will be transferring that excitement and adrenalin into a new role Saturday night at Eldora Speedway. The 20-year old Ball State University Telecommunications Major student recently accepted an internship with the United States Auto Club (USAC) and his first assignment is a coveted one. Press Releases4/17
  • Rolling Wheels Raceway NY)Five nights featuring the world's top dirt track stars and the fastest dirt track race cars are on tap for 2014 at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park. The 800-horsepower Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds, World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars, Empire Super Sprints and other DIRTcar stars attack "The Fast Track" in 2014, bringing fans one of the most exciting schedules in the history of the 5/8-mile clay oval. Press Releases4/17
  • Limaland Motorsports Park OH)The races for Friday, April 18 have been cancelled. The season opener will now be on April 25. See you next week and have a great Easter! 4/17

Wednesday   April 16th 2014

The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax. Albert Einstein

11:45pm

RESULTS...

  • Sprint Invader)Carson McCarl, driving the Mastell Brothers Trailer Service #27 was awarded his first Sprint Invaders feature event win after post-race inspection of Jonathan Cornell’s top wing deemed it illegal on Wednesday night at the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa. The incident came after a thrilling duel between the two young drivers that featured four lead changes on the half-mile. Race Results4/16

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  • MOWA)The MOWA Sprint Cars presented by Casey’s General Stores will visit Kevin and Tammy Gundaker’s Tri-City Speedway near Pontoon Beach, IL for the first of four scheduled tries in 2014 on Friday, April 18. The series will be part of the “Deuces Wild” event that boasts $2,000 to win feature events for DIRTcar Late Models and DIRTcar Modifieds along with the MOWA Sprint Cars. Press Releases4/16
  • Lernerville Speedway PA)The lights are out, the field is set and flagman Todd Beichner has the green flag at hand ready to let it fly on the 2014 Fab Four Racing season at the Action Track this Friday Night, April 18. Lernerville Speedway remains the only track on the planet to feature all three top divisions on a weekly card and our fourth division, the Millerstown Pic-A-Part DIRTcar Sportsman, might be the most competitive of the fabled Fabulous Four Divisions of RacingPress Releases4/16
  • Column)Richard Golardi has a column "Remembering Marty Little – A Florida Racing Icon' Florida Open Wheel 4/16
  • IRA)The recent record setting winter had already put the pressure on local race tracks as they tried to whip their facilities into shape. This past weekend torrential rains and a hefty dose of snow would prove to be an exceptional due to several reason beyond the tracks control track officials in conjunction with the Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint Series have opted to postpone the first 410 sprint race of the season at the third-mile, clay oval. IRA 4/16
  • Ohsweken Speedway ONT)Reserved campsites for special events at Ohsweken Speedway go on sale Thursday, May 1, while advance general admission tickets for regular Friday night racing events are now available. Press Releases4/16
  • Craig Dollansky)It was a long five months for Big Game Motorsports driver Craig Dollansky, who returned to a sprint car last weekend for the first time since the end of last season. Dollansky won his heat race, the dash and placed third in the Midwest Open Wheel Association feature last Saturday at 34 Raceway. Press Releases4/16
  • The Cushion)Anticipation is building for the 2014 Knoxville Raceway Championship Cup, and TheCushion.Com will be there every step of the way with Live PPV Coverage for what will be the most competitive season at the speedway in the 410ci division is recent memory kicking off this Saturday night. “Whoever wins the 2014 Knoxville Raceway Championship Cup will definitely have earned it,” Terry McCarl said in a recent interview on Winged Nation, “it is going to be quite the field.” Press Releases4/16
  • TBJ Promotions)TBJ Promotions has a brand new events website thanks to Driver Websites. The website - http://www.TBJPromotions.com - highlights all of the racing events on the schedule for TBJ Promotions and allows people to purchase tickets to the races across the Midwest. It also gives background information on every race as well as the latest press releases. Media members can apply for credentials by visiting the website as well. 4/16
  • Brandon Hahn)Brandon Hahn had high expectations going into Saturday's Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event at the I-30 Speedway, but things would not play out as hoped. After initial reports were of mechanical issues, it was later revealed that Brandon was having back problems that hampered his ability to breath. "I like racing, but I like living more," said Hahn of the situation. Press Releases4/16
  • Marysville Raceway Park CA)Paul and Kathy Hawes’ Marysville Raceway Park will host a thrilling four division show this Saturday night. The MRP Winged Sprint Cars will headline the program in their third appearance of the season. For stock car fans the MRP Super Stocks and MRP Mini Stocks will compete in some fender rubbing championship point racing competition as well. The Pro 4 Sprint Cars will also be on the card. Press Releases4/16
  • Driven Driver Development)Trey Marcham has enjoyed success in several different race cars all over the country throughout his young career. In 2014, the 22 year old Oklahoma City, Oklahoma native will look to add the Midwest and the USAC National Midget Series to that long list. Marcham will team up with the powerful BCI/CTR/Curb-Agajanian Driven Driver Development Program to attack a 12 race Midwest schedule highlighted by marquee USAC events such as the Hut 100, Indiana Midget Week, Four Crown Nationals, and Gold Crown Midget Nationals. Marcham, the 2013 Western States Midget Rookie of the Year, will kick off his schedule this weekend on Saturday, April 19 at Montpelier Speedway in the Driven Driver Development, R.D. Marcham Energy, Pinnacle Energy Services, Select Coatings, Metal Supermarkets, Best Western Tulsa Airport, Simpson Race Products #39T.Press Releases4/16
  • Joey Saldana)The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car teams will return to their roots Friday and Saturday, April 18 and 19, at Devil’s Bowl Speedway for the Texas Outlaw Nationals presented by American Racing Custom Wheels. Formed in March of 1978 at this Texas Speedway, the World of Outlaws raced at the Devil’s Bowl unique half-mile oval until 2003. Now, more than a decade later, the Outlaws will return to their birthplace for a homecoming of sorts which will include a reunion of racers from throughout the history of the series. Press Releases4/16
  • Channin Tankersley)Channin Tankersley will be in a new ride when he tackles the ASCS Gulf South Region doubleheader this weekend. Tankersley will pilot a sprint car for Marvin and Peggy Pearson this Friday at Heart O'Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, and on Saturday at Gator Motorplex in Willis, Texas, for the 3rd annual Nolan Wren Memorial. Press Releases4/16

4:45pm

RESULTS...

  • World of Outlaws)It was Kerry Madsen’s night on Tuesday at El Paso Speedway Park as the Aussie held off charges by Steve Kinser, Daryn Pittman and Donny Schatz to earn his second World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series victory of the season, celebrating the win with his wife, Tina, on their 14th anniversary. Kinser and Pittman would hang on to finish second and third with Brad Sweet and Sammy Swindell rounding out the top five in West Texas. DIRT/World of Outlaws 4/16

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  • Brad Loyet)A mixed bag of 410 and 360 racing yielded success for Brad Loyet and the Vacuworx Global/Miller Truck Lines #o5 team last weekend. A scintillating charge from 14th to 2nd thrilled fans in Jacksonville, Illinois with the MOWA series on Friday. Saturday, the Sunset Hills, Missouri driver finished on the podium with the Lucas Oil ASCS Series at I-30 Speedway near Little Rock, Arkansas. This weekend, the team will be back in action with the big iron under the hood with the World of Outlaws at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas. Press Releases4/16
  • J&J Auto Racing)It was a J&J Auto Racing sweep in the Spring Speed Xplosion event this past weekend with Johnny Bridges winning night one and Lance Moss scoring his first-ever victory in night two. Shane Morgan also joined the victory parade for J&J by winning the Southern Outlaw Sprinters feature event in Mississippi. Press Releases4/16
  • Brandon Wimmer)Brandon Wimmer and the Hammer Motorsports #24H led by Randy and Lisa Hammer are starting their 2014 campaign in Ohio. The team began Friday, April 4 at Attica Raceway Park and suffered a tire issue that resulted in a DNF. The next two weeks, they’ll be competing locally in anticipation of the May 2 and 3 arrival of the World of Outlaws at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg. Press Releases4/16
  • Blake Hahn)Blake Hahn's weekend with the Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real was one of ups and downs as the Oklahoma driver ended up sixteenth at the I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. "We had a good Heat Race, ran second to Jason Johnson and had a really good car so we had a pretty good starting spot for the A-Feature but just missed the setup a little bit," explained Hahn. "We had a good car, just couldn't exit the corner really well." Press Releases4/16
  • National Sprint Car Museum)The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum in Knoxville is pleased to announce that this year’s featured attraction will be the “Salute to Champion Steve Kinser” special exhibition. The display, consisting of at least six cars that the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductee drove during his illustrious career, will be in the non-profit museum from June 13 through November 1. It follows similar exhibitions honoring Tony Stewart (2011), Jeff Gordon (2012) and Mario Andretti (2013). Press Releases4/16
  • Oswego Speedway NY)As the International Supermodified Association (ISMA) season opener continues to draw closer at Oswego Speedway, the winged traveling series roster continues to grow with a mixture of returning vets and interesting new combinations for the coming season. One of the most intriguing combinations that will debut at Oswego on Saturday, May 3 will be the recent teaming of defending ISMA Supermodified champion Lou Cicconi with veteran car owner Clyde Booth. Press Releases4/16
  • Josh Schneiderman)The Deuce Motorsports #49 pulled through the gates of 34 Raceway, this past Saturday night to shake a little wintery rust of their 410 segment of the Bart & Suzie Schneiderman family owned sprinter. With a kind pill draw of 15, Josh knew he would not get a second chance to elbow up and set his sights on turning a clean, error free qualifying lap! With 32 solid fellow competitors lined up in the pits, he was determined to make a shot at the top 8 to have a chance at the inversion. Press Releases4/16
  • KSE Racing Products)From region-to-region, KSE Racing Products scored some big wins over the weekend with both familiar, and fresh, faces in finding victory lane. One of the hottest drivers in the world at this moment is California pilot, Rico Abreu. Already with ASCS National, and World of Outlaw wins to his credit this year, Abreu added a pair of USAC National Dirt Midget wins to his 2014 resume by way of his weekend sweep of the Kokomo Grand Prix in Kokomo, IN aboard his Keith Kunz Motorsports entry. Press Releases4/16
  • Isaac Chapple)Kicking his rookie season off with the USAC National Dirt Midgets at the Kokomo Grand Prix in Kokomo, IN over the weekend, Isaac Chapple didn’t have quite the weekend he was looking for, and ended his weekend with a crash. “It was a wild weekend, and I learned that I need to qualify a little better,” Chapple said. Press Releases4/16
  • Chad Boespflug)Slowly kicking off his 2014 campaign in the Midwest, Hanford, CA native, turned Avon, IN resident, Chad Boespflug and a back and forth feature event Saturday night that ultimately saw him bring own an 11th place finish aboard his self owned, No. 98 machine Saturday night in Putnamville, IN. Press Releases4/16
  • Wayne Johnson)The Wayne Johnson Racing #77x team is looking forward to a three-race week in both Iowa and Texas, starting tonight with the Sprint Invaders at the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa. Wayne will also be in attendance at the Devil’s Bowl Speedway for this weekend’s historic return of the World of Outlaws. The Knoxville, Iowa driver showed speed in a pair of MOWA events last weekend. Press Releases4/16
  • World of Outlaws)The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series last took to Devil's Bowl Speedway in 2003. This Friday and Saturday, the series returns to the unique half-mile where it all began in 1978. In addition to all of the action on the track, the Texas Outlaw Nationals presented by American Racing Custom Wheels will feature a reunion of racers from throughout the history of the series. Many of the legends and hall-of-famers will be in attendance at this one-of-a-kind event, which pays $20,000-to-win and $1,000-to-start on Saturday night. The race will also mark Steve Kinser's last event of 2014 in the Lone Star State during his "Salute to the King" tour as he makes a final run at a 21st World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series championship. DIRT/World of Outlaws 4/16
  • Mercer Raceway Park PA)Let's go racing! will be a cry heard all around Mercer Raceway Park on April 19. The racers will have extra incentives to bring home the victory. All classes will be competing for extra prize money courtesy of Bonnell's Rod Shop, of Fairview, PA. Points will be awarded for all classes, but there will be no handicapping in effect for this event. Press Releases4/16
  • Column)Camisha Miller has an interview with Kylie McMahan in Dirt Divas4/16
  • Matt Covington)After a deep draw in the heat race, Matt Covington ended with a subpar 15th place finish at I-30 Speedway this past Saturday night. Racing with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour at the fast quarter mile, Covington would start the night off on the outside of the third row in his heat. “We were able to get a good start and work our way into the fourth position,” stated Matt. “Once I got into fourth the cars in front of me were good cars and we was all about the same speed, which left us nose to tail on the bottom” Press Releases4/16
  • Shark Racing)A great deal has changed and a great deal hasn't changed since 1978 when the first World of Outlaws sprint car show ever was staged at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas. Bobby Allen of Hanover, Pa., finished third in the series' points that inaugural year, and he'll be on hand at Devil's Bowl for a two-night show this Friday and Saturday to field two Shark Racing sprint cars for Logan Schuchart (#1s) and Jacob Allen (#1a). Press Releases4/16
  • Plymouth Speedway IN)It's time to get that race car in gear and practice on the dirt at Plymouth Speedway on Saturday, April 19. Open practice is being offered to all drivers who would like to get their car ready for the 2014 season. Gates will open at noon and practice will begin at 2 p.m. Teams are welcome to run on the dirt until 6 p.m. ET. Press Releases4/16
  • Joey Saldana)A capacity crowd squeezed into the grandstands at El Paso Speedway Park to watch the second ever appearance of the World of Outlaws Sprint Car drivers and the greatest show on dirt. In qualifying, Joey Saldana drove the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop 71M to the fifth quickest lap around the semi-banked 3/8-mile oval, clocking 13.467 seconds. Press Releases4/16

Tuesday   April 15th 2014

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I'm feelin' - glad all over
Yes I'm glad all over
Baby I'm glad all over
So glad you're mine
Dave Clark 5

11:50pm

RESULTS...

  • World of Outlaws)El Paso TX 4/15...A Finish 1-10: 29-Madsen, 11-Kinser, 9-Pittman, 49-Sweet, 1-Swindell, 51-McMahan, 83-Kaeding, 59-Gravel, 71M-Saldana, 4-Darrah, 15-Schatz, 7S-Sides, 5W-Wolfe, 74B-Carney, 41-Johnson, 11K-Kinser, 20Z-Ziehl, 74X-Hodges, 1S-Schuchart, 1A-Allen, 131-Jones 4/15

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  • Jerrod Hull)Small motor…no problem. Facing one of the stoutest fields the MOWA series would see all year, Jerrod Hull grabbed a win at Illinois’ Jacksonville Speedway, and was in the running for a podium finish at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa. The Rockwell American #12 team was utilizing an eighteen year old, 12-head motor first built in 1996! Press Releases4/15
  • Ian Madsen)Continuing to mesh with new crew chief, Leonard Lee, Ian Madsen and his KCP Racing team put together two very strong nights of action as they competed in Jacksonville, IL and Burlington, IA over the weekend. Friday night saw the Nehring Construction/Kline Electric/Logan Contractors Supply No. 18 roll through the pit gate in Jacksonville, IL and it was a draw show. Press Releases4/15
  • Selinsgrove Speedway PA)Selinsgrove Speedway will present the first of six races sanctioned by the United Racing Company (URC) traveling 360 sprint car contingent at 6 p.m. this Saturday, April 19. The super late models, pro stocks, and roadrunners will round out the second four division racing card of the young 2014 racing season. Track gates will open at 4 p.m.  Central PA 4/15
  • Skagit Speedway WA)Skagit Speedway kicks off their 60th year of entertaining families on Saturday night with four classes of action set to take on the 3/10 mile oval. This season is lining up to be a monumental year for the Alger, WA track as a host of recognizable veterans and new rookies are prepared to burn methanol and kick up some clay in pursuit of individual accolaides and season championships. Press Releases4/15
  • Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex PA)After a slow start from a cold winter, Mother Nature has finally loosened her grip and weather conditions are improving everywhere. With the month of April at the halfway point “410” Sprint Car racing is getting up to full speed in most areas. With May and June not far away, the special events kick into high gear and two of those will be taking place at Pennsylvania’s Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex. The 3/8-mile dirt track will host two appearances in 2014 by the fire-breathing, mudslinging winged warriors on Sunday, May 18 followed up by a return visit two weeks later on Sunday, June 1! Press Releases4/15
  • Joe Trenca) Joe Trenca is satisfied with his first weekend out of the shop. Piloting his sprint car for Mucci Motorsports, Trenca overcame mechanical issues during his season opener on Saturday to record a top 20 with his 360ci engine against 410ci competition on Sunday. "It started off as a tough weekend, but at the end it was a good weekend," he said. "We learned a lot." Press Releases4/15
  • Atomic Speedway OH)Atomic Speedway will host the season opener for the OVSCA Sprint Cars this Saturday, April 19, along with AMRA Modifieds, Sport Mods & Street Stocks. This week there will be no Late Models. Atomic Speedway management has also announced the running of the 1st Annual Bob Crace, Sr. Memorial on September 20. Outlaw sprint cars at Atomic Speedway are the 'perfect date'. The stars of the Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association will be sure to impress fans as a contingent of veteran drivers and daring youth challenge Ohio's fastest 3/8 mile high-banked dirt track. Last year's champion was Nathan Skaggs of Chillicothe, Ohio. Press Releases4/15
  • Aaron Reutzel)“It couldn’t have been a better night, we’ve been trying to get that one for a long time,” Aaron Reutzel exclaimed after bagging his first career ASCS National Tour feature win at Little Rock’s I-30 Speedway on Saturday. Reutzel had good reason to be excited about the Stafford Performance-powered Bob and Christie Miller’s Car Parts Machine/Wren’s Motorsports No. 87 Triple-X machine wrenched by crew member Ryan Beechler after Saturday night’s triumph over a stellar 43 car field.
  • Tyler Thomas)Tyler Thomas put together another top-notch weekend during the Kokomo Grand Prix last Friday and Saturday. Thomas rallied to a 14th-place result on Friday before capturing his first career top-five USAC result on Saturday during the Honda USAC National Dirt Midget Series and POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series co-sanctioned event at Kokomo Speedway, Press Releases4/15
  • Jack Dover)Jack Dover is set to make his debut at Raceway Park this Saturday. The Nebraska 360 Sprints event will be the first at the small track in Jefferson, S.D., which is less than two hours from Dover's shop. "I've went by it the last 10 or 12 years and have wanted to race on it," he said. "It's tiny and has a lot of banking to it. I'd call it a mini sprint track." Press Releases4/15
  • Andrew Felker)It was a rush for Andrew Felker to make it to the Kokomo Grand Prix last Friday. "We were finishing building a motor all day Friday," he said. "We got the parts at noon and finished building the motor and got off the dyno at 4:30 with an hour and a half drive to the track. We got there after hot laps were over." Press Releases4/15
  • Austen Wheatley)Last weekend was the culmination of a lot of frustration for Austen Wheatley, who was charging toward a pair of top-10 results only to be caught in a pair of crashes. "It was very frustrating," he said. "You put all this money and effort into it to run well. The start of the year we've had is very frustrating." Press Releases4/15
  • Sam Hafertepe Jr)Sam Hafertepe Jr. posted his third consecutive top five last Saturday at I-30 Speedway. Hafertepe Jr. charged from 16th to a fifth-place result during the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event at the bullring, which keeps him in third place in the championship standings - only 12 points out of the lead. "We had a really good car," he said. "It showed in the feature. The more and more laps you give a guy with a good car, he's going to take advantage." Press Releases4/15
  • SLS Promotions Salina KS)Salina Highbanks Speedway hosts the final trip to Oklahoma during the "Salute to the King" tour for 20-time World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series champion Steve Kinser. The only World of Outlaws event in the state is set for Friday, April 25, with Kinser seeking his first victory at the fast track during his final visit as a full-time competitor. Press Releases4/15
  • ASCS Gulf South)Bruce Griffith, Jr. might be the "Gulf Coast Santa Clause", as the owner of Griffith Truck and Equipment has again offered bonuses and incentives for those who choose to compete with the region he sponsors; the ASCS Gulf South Region. With the Gulf South Region in action this weekend at the Heart O' Texas Speedway and Gator Motorplex, Griffith is offering a $500 bonus to any driver who can sweep the weekend with the Griffith Truck and Equipment Gulf South Region. ASCS 4/15
  • Billy Alley)The 2014 racing season is underway. The first 2 weekends saw the Ironwood Motorsports Team compete in Wichita, KS and Greenwood, NE. It was an exciting winter for the race team, new cars, new motors and the announcement of the partnership with Larry the Cable Guy’s Git-R-Done Foundation. 50% of the team’s winnings every night will be donated to the foundation, which helps various children’s and veteran’s charities.Press Releases4/15

4:30pm

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  • Oswego Speedway NY)As the countdown continues toward the Speedway’s 64th consecutive season of green flag racing, fans have the opportunity to assist in getting the ‘Steel Palace’ ready for action on Saturday, April 19 with the 11th annual Pizza Villa Spring Spruce-Up Day. The annual Spruce-Up Day will begin at 10am, instead of the regularly scheduled 8am start, with free lunch being served by Pizza Villa of Oswego at Noon. Due to the forecasted low temperatures over night, the start time is being pushed back two hours. Press Releases4/15
  • Tarlton Racing)A Special Message From Tarlton Family.  Though racing is very important to the Tarlton Family, family comes first. On Monday, Melissa Tarlton, Tommy’s wife, was hospitalized with what was an apparent stroke. Still hospitalized, it looks like she will have a long road to recovery, and Tommy plans on being with her every step of the way, making racing an afterthought. “As always family is first, and I need to be with my family more than ever at this time, as Melissa recovers from this,” Tarlton said. “Racing is the least of my worries at this point, and all I can really ask for from my fans, friends, and fellow competitors is for their thoughts and prayers as we work on getting Melissa healthy, and recovered.” The Tarlton family will do their best to keep everyone updated on progress, but please respect the family’s privacy on this matter. 4/15
  • Matt Mitchell)Saturday night, Matt Mitchell returned to action with the USAC/CRA Series at the PAS, and after leading a few laps in the early goings, the Yorba Linda, CA driver settled for a hard fought third place finish. “It was great to run up front all night,” Mitchell said. “We have had some atrocious luck to start the year, so we are pretty happy with the way the night went.” With 28 410ci USAC/CRA sprint cars on hand for the event, Mitchell timed his Pit Boss jacks/Campbell Brothers Storage/MPD backed entry in sixth fastest. Press Releases4/15
  • Bill Balog)Bill Balog and the B2 Motorsports team have been working hard this long, cold Wisconsin winter gearing up for another year competing at race tracks throughout the Midwest in 2014. Even with the snow fall yesterday, the team is looking to get the season underway this coming weekend with a couple events. Bill and the B2 Motorsports team would like to welcome Rocky Rococo’s Pizza and Pasta located at 8300 Brown Deer Road in Milwaukee to an already stellar list of sponsors of the 17B sprint car. Press Releases4/15
  • Column)Ron Rodda has Marysville and Tulare CA notes in From the Grandstand4/15
  • Knoxville Raceway IA)This Saturday central Iowa schools have a competition of their own as fans head toward Knoxville Raceway for its 61st Season Opener of the Lucas Oil Knoxville Champion Cup Series. The Raceway distributed 50,000 coupons to local schools to promote Race for Your School Night. For every adult paid admission of 15-dollars, Knoxville Raceway will give back 5-dollars to his or her school. The school that raises the most money will also receive a cash prize. All kids under the age of 19 also get in free. Press Releases4/15
  • Eldora Speedway OH)With 185 completed events and 71 different winners, Eldora Speedway and the United States Auto Club (USAC) enters its 53rd consecutive year of association on the venerable .500-mile clay oval this Saturday evening (April 19), with the annual Don Branson/Jud Larson Classic for ‘traditional’ non-winged Sprint Cars and some interesting statistics. Press Releases4/15
  • Terry McCarl)During the course of the evening at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa last Saturday night, Terry McCarl had no peer. From his quick time performance to his dominating feature win, no one was close in the 33-car MOWA series field. This Saturday night, TMAC embarks on the Knoxville Championship Cup Series amongst the toughest weekly field ever assembled at the “Sprint Car Capital of the World”. Press Releases4/15
  • Brian Brown)The Brian Brown Racing Casey’s General Stores/FVP #21 team concluded their California swing with the World of Outlaws last weekend. They are back in Grain Valley, Missouri headquarters preparing for this Saturday night’s opener at the Knoxville Raceway. You started the weekend on Friday in Hanford at Kings Speedway with a qualifying run that was 11th quick. Press Releases4/15
  • OCRS)With the first event in the books for the 2014 season, the Oil Capital Racing Series sprint cars will now look to tame the super quick Outlaw Motorsports Park this Saturday night in Oktaha Oklahoma. The upcoming visit will be the first of two currently booked programs at OMP. Last season saw OCRS swing through OMP twice as well with teammates Danny Smith and Kyle Clark hogging the winning hardware for their racing operation. OCRS 4/15
  • Devils Bowl Speedway TX)None of them knew what was ahead back in March of 1978. Ted Johnson gathered a collection of racers from around the country at Lanny Edwards' Devil's Bowl Speedway for the track's spring nationals. Johnson got them the buy in, literally, in some cases, to a vision he had. The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series was born that weekend in Texas. Now, 37 years later and more than a decade since it last competed at the unique half-mile oval, they're coming home to the Texas Outlaw Nationals on April 18-19. Press Releases4/15
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  • USCS)The United Sprint Car Series (USCS) Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters is set to bring its 130+ mile per hour ground pounding winged sprint cars to two paved Carolina oval tracks on Friday, April 25th and Saturday, April 26th . The events are Round #1 and Round #2 of the six-race USCS “Road to Atlanta” Series to qualify cars to compete in the Labor Day weekend USCS “Sprint Car Shootout” at Atlanta Motor Speedway during their NASCAR Sprint Cup race weekend. On Friday, April 25th the USCS invades Anderson Motor Speedway in Anderson, South Carolina to do battle around the historic 3/8 mile paved oval.USCS 4/15
  • Danny Holtgraver)Danny Holtgraver will make his return to Western Pennsylvania ‘410’ sprint car competition this Friday and Saturday, April 18th & 19th; taking part in events at the Lernerville Speedway and Mercer Raceway Park. The Western Pennsylvania racing circuit was ‘home’ to Holtgraver for many seasons before his transition into ‘racing on the road.’ Upcoming weekend action for the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native will kick-off on Friday evening, April 18th at the Lernerville Speedway near Sarver, Pennsylvania. Press Releases4/15
  • Triple X Race Components)The toughest 360 drivers in the land converged on I-30 Speedway this past weekend for the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour race in Little Rock, AR. When the dust settled on the main event. Clute, TX driver Aaron Reutzel stood tall with the winner’s check and trophy for his first National Tour win. Aaron’s win headlines the list of drivers succeeding with XXX chassis this weekend, a list which includes Jeremy Burt in California, Brock Hallett in Australia, and Brent Bates in Oklahoma. Triple X Race Components wants to congratulate our weekly winners and invite you to join them in victory lane! We have the largest network of dealers of any chassis and component manufacturer and they are eager to serve you. Visit www.xxxraceco.com or call us at 866.632.9925 to find your area dealer today. Press Releases4/15
  • Kerry Madsen)Kerry Madsen’s ‘Spring Break’ in California came to an end last weekend with the driver of the Keneric Racing/American Racing machine bouncing back from a mechanical failure DNF on Friday to close his California trip out with a ninth place finish on Saturday night in Lake Perris, CA. “Overall it was a pretty good, CA trip for our team,” Madsen said. “We were able to pick up a win, and were in position for another one, but no real complaints on the trip, and hopefully we can stay strong back in the Midwest.” Press Releases4/15
  • Jac Haudenschild)Hitting the dirt at the Fremont Speedway on Saturday night, Jac Haudenschild and his Destiny Motorsports team had a forgettable night, as an issue during time trial, and a heat race wreck left them out of the feature event. With 30 cars on had, Haudenschild timed in with the 25th fastest lap, as he only made one lap due to a fuel issue forcing him to end his qualifying run early, and he lined up in the back of his heat race. Press Releases4/15
  • Placerville Speedway CA)After opening the season last weekend the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series will be right back at it this Saturday at the always action packed Placerville Speedway for the “Hoosier Tires Gold Country Shootout.” This Saturday’s event will be the second of five KWS shows this season filmed for airing by MAVTV American Real. The others include last week’s opener at the Tulare Thunderbowl, July 12 at Ocean Speedway, September 13 at Ventura Raceway and November 1 at the Stockton Dirt Track. The first event is scheduled to be aired the second week in June on MAVTV. Press Releases4/15
  • Andy Forsberg)Backing up his win one week ago at the Placerville Speedway, Andy Forsberg and his F&F Racing team had a bit of a hectic night en route to a third place finish. “It was a bit of a crazy night with an engine change, and then packing the right-rear full of mud in the feature, but to go through all of that and still wind up third is pretty good, and a testament to this team,” Forsberg said. Press Releases4/15
  • Sprint Invaders race scheduled for Friday in Independence, Iowa has been postponed due to a lightning strike/power issues to Friday, May 30.4/15
  • Jason Meyers is set to be in the CH Motorsports No.83 for the Kings Royal and Knoxville Nationals with Brian Bloomfield on wrenches and Charlie Garrett power. 4/15

Monday   April 14th 2014

A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend. A successful woman is one who can find such a man. Lana Turner

11:30pm

RESULTS...

  • Column)Kevin Oldham is back for his 16th season of covering the Indiana sprint car scene. Thr first installment of 2014, has commentary on season-opening events at Brownstown and Lawrenceburg. KO's Indiana Bullring Scene 4/14
  • MOWA)Three-time and defending Midwest  Open Wheel Association Series champion Jerrod Hull, made it known,  Friday, that he plans on making a serious run at a fourth title. Hull led all 25 laps of the MOWA sprint car series presented by  Casey's General Stores main event at Jacksonville Speedway to pick up  the series' opening night win. Race Results 4/14
  • MOWA)Terry McCarl made a statement in  qualifying and then backed it up the rest of the night, as he  dominated the entire event during the Midwest Open Wheel Association  Sprint Car Series presented by Casey?s General Stores event at 34  Raceway, Saturday. Race Results 4/14

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Drivers/Sanctions/Tracks/Manufacturers

  • IRA)It will have been 6 months and 29 days since racing fans last heard the sweet sound of the fuel injected, methanol powered 410 cubic inch engines of the Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprints series. From the time the last 900 horsepower powerplant fell silent at Beaver Dam Raceway last September 23rd, until the first engine fires off for hot laps at 3:00pm on Saturday afternoon April 19th at Oshkosh, some 210 days of silence will have been in place in the series. IRA 4/14
  • Sprint Invaders)One of the most exciting weeks of the season is upon us for the Brockway Mechanical & Roofing Sprint Invaders.  On Wednesday, April 16, they will take to the half-mile at the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa.  On Friday, April 18, they make their way to the Independence Motor Speedway in Independence, Iowa.   Press Releases4/14
  • Bronco Raceway Park TX)$5000 to Win 360 Sprint purse this weekend! 4/14/2014 Bronco Raceway Park is pleased to announce the 360 Sprint cars will be running for $5000 to win this Saturday, 04/19 in Cleveland, Texas! This weeks purse is also increased through the field, (16-20 pays $200). Can Scottie McDonald keep his winning streak going in the 88? 4/14
  • Dominic Scelzi)Dominic Scelzi kicked off the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series season with a bang last Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway. Scelzi rallied from last to a fourth-place result, which marked his first top five of the season and provided momentum entering this Saturday's King of the West race at Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif. Press Releases4/14
  • Ben Cook racing Ltd)Congratulations Joey Saldana (Perris CA World of Outlaws) & Terry McCarl (Burlington IA MOWA) on your feature wins and stopping the competition with Ben Cook Racing Titanium Brake Rotors. Call Danny Cook at 570-788-2062 for the lightest and strongest American Made brake rotors. 4/14
  • Cory Haas)Central Pennsylvania ‘410’ sprint car regular Cory Haas earned his third (3rd) Lincoln Speedway top-ten finish of the 2014 season on Saturday evening, April 12th. The York, Pennsylvania native would do it the hard way; charging nine (9) positions from the inside of the eighth row to secure the top-ten position. Haas was scored sixth (6th), officially, during the A-main on Saturday evening at the Pigeon Hills oval. Alan Krimes was the 25-lap main event winner. There were twenty-nine (29) ‘410’ sprint cars signed in for action. Press Releases4/14
  • Craig Dollansky)The Big Game Treestands #7 team kicked off their 2014 season on Saturday traveling to southern Iowa for Midwest Open Wheel Association (MOWA) competition at 34 Raceway where Craig Dollansky recorded a dominating performance picking up the victory in his most recent visit in June. Press Releases4/14
  • NCRA)The “winged warriors” of the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products 360 cu- injected sprint car division get back into action in a fast and furious way this coming Saturday night as the tour heads to the famed half mile at the Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson, Kansas in a special “non-nationals” event that will also see the series modified and late model divisions on the racing card. Press Releases4/14
  • ASCS Gulf South)The Griffith Truck and Equipment Gulf South Region returns to competition this weekend with events at the Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas on Friday, April 18 and Gator Motorplex in Willis, Texas on Saturday, April 19.  ASCS 4/14
  • USAC)Concord’s “The Demon” Damion Gardner raced to his third consecutive Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car victory of the campaign. Taking the lead from Matt Mitchell on lap four and battling with Mike Spencer, Gardner claimed the $2,500 “So Cal Sprint Car Spectacular” at Perris Auto Speedway. Fast qualifier Spencer, Mitchell, Nic Faas, and Austin Williams rounded out the top-five drivers.USAC 4/14
  • USAC)USAC's HPD Midget Series are idle this week, awaiting events at Gas City, Ind. April 25 (Midwest). Las Vegas, Nev. April 26 (Western) and Altamahaw, N.C. May 9 (Eastern). USAC 4/14
  • USAC)Josh Pelkey remains atop the USAC Southwest Sprint Car standings, despite defending series champion R.J. Johnson's feature victory at Queen Creek, Ariz. last Saturday. Pelkey holds a two-point lead over Johnson going into an April 26 race at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz. USAC 4/14
  • USAC/CRA)Damion Gardner of Concord, Calif. continues atop the standings in the AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series after recording his 48th career series victory last Saturday night at Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway. USAC 4/14
  • SSM)IT'S ONE MORE WEEK UNTIL JACKSONVILLE , FLORIDA'S DARIN DAVIS #92 BIRTHDAY BUT HE WAS CELEBRATING A LITTLE EARLY AS HE WON THE A-MAIN FOR THE INAUGURAL EVENT AT LAKE CITY , FLORIDA'S NORTH FLORIDA SPEEDWAY'S SPECIAL 18 RACE SCHEDULE OF WAYNE DAVIS'S SOUTHERN STATE MIDGETS SERIES AND PROMOTERS OF NFS LIZ AND PHIL GUADAGNO HAVE A WINNER HERE AS THE FEATURE EVENT SAW DAVIS AND TEAM MATE TREY PEARSON #44 SWAPPED THE LEAD IN EVERY CORNER FOR THE ENTIRE FEATURE. Press Releases4/14
  • Kraig Kinser)The saying “everything is bigger in Texas” will certainly hold true this week for the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series. A trio of races are on-tap, including the series return to Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, where it all began for the series in 1978. The event will mark the series first visit to the historic half-mile since 2003, an event that Kraig Kinser competed in. Press Releases4/14
  • Tiffany Wyzard)After many months of anticipation, Tiffany and team kicked off their 2014 campaign in grand style! The team headed to the Jacksonville Speedway Friday for the Midwest Open Wheel Association Presented By Casey’s General Stores season opener, after last weekend’s event at the Lincoln Speedway was a washout. Press Releases4/14
  • Andy Gregg)Unfortunately in racing, hot streaks can come to an end at the blink of an eye, and for Andy Gregg and his Russell Motorsports team, their string of top finishes came to a halt on Saturday night as Gregg got upside down during the feature event at Placerville Speedway. Gregg continued to show speed through the night as he got going by timing the Mike’s Hard Lemonade/Capitol Ace Hardware/Thompson’s Auto entry in sixth fastest, with 22 cars checked into the high-banked facility. Press Releases4/14
  • Harli White)Back in action with the OCRS Series on Saturday night, defending series champion, Harli White took to the new Longdale Speedway and put together a very strong night as she pocked a third place finish. “It was a fun night and a great weekend for our team with the up and down start to the season we have had,” White said. Press Releases4/14
  • Willie Croft)Though the result sheet says fifth, Willie Croft made it known that he will be a force to be reckoned with, as he ran the last half of the feature event with a flat right-rear tire, and slipped back to fifth at the finish line. Setting the tone for his 2014 King of the West season early, Croft led the way in time-trials, setting him up nicely for the rest of the night aboard his Holey Smokes BBQ/Christian Stover Foundation/ButlerBuilt backed entry. Press Releases4/14
  • Cole Wood)If it wasn't for a mechanical issue each night last weekend, Cole Wood would have had a great opportunity to record two more top fives. Instead, a rear end problem hampered his team during the Midwest Open Wheel Association races at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill., on Friday and at 34 Raceway on Saturday. Press Releases4/14
  • Chase Johnson)Chase Johnson scored his first top five of the season last Saturday when he raced his family car for the first time this season at Petaluma Speedway. However, it was anything but an easy race for Johnson, who battled mechanical issues throughout the feature. Press Releases4/14
  • Kolt Walker)Graves Motorsports made a lot of progress from the first race of the season to the second. Driver Kolt Walker anticipates that the same kind of improvement will be showcased when the team returns to the track on April 25 at Lubbock Speedway in Lubbock, Texas, and on April 26 at Abilene Speedway in Abilene, Texas, for the next two nights of racing with the ASCS Lone Star Region. Press Releases4/14
  • Sammy Swindell)Big Game Motorsports driver Sammy Swindell is leaving the West Coast for the first time since early March. After spending the last six weeks in the west, Swindell and his Big Game Treestands team are headed to a trio of World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series races in Texas this week, which begins on Tuesday at El Paso Speedway Park in El Paso and culminates with the $20,000-to-win Texas Outlaw Nationals on Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite - site of the first-ever World of Outlaws race in 1978. Press Releases4/14
  • Seth Bergman)Seth Bergman is looking forward to a pair of ASCS Sooner Region races this weekend. Bergman will make his debut at West Siloam Speedway in West Siloam Springs, Okla., this Friday before heading to Springfield Raceway in Springfield, Mo., for a race that is co-sanctioned with the ASCS Warrior Region. Press Releases4/14
  • ASCS Sooner/Warrior)After Mother Nature forced the cancellation of the American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region opener this past Sunday, the season's first event will now be on Friday, April 18. Thankfully, track management at the West Siloam Speedway in West Siloam Springs, Okla. has agreed to keep the season opener at their facility and will host the Sooner Region this Friday. ASCS 4/14
  • Advanced Racing Suspensions congratulates Rico Abreu for winning both nights of the POWRi/USAC National Midget Kokomo Grand Prix at Indiana's Kokomo Speedway on ARS Shocks. Damion Gardner continues to be undefeated in USAC/CRA Sprint Car action capturing another feature win at Perris Auto Speedway in California on ARS Shocks. Damion led an all ARS sweep of the podium at Perris with Mike Spencer finishing second and Matt Mitchell third. At ARS we've been building winning shocks for over 20 years. Our shocks are totally designed and built in-house, American made with all-American components and materials. With that level of experience combined with our commitment to quality it's no mystery why our shock packages get results. Just another example of how at ARS we work for your win! For more information on our complete line of championship winning ARS Shocks, Springs, and Hardware call (317) 271-7100, check us out on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube or visit us on the web at www.advancedracing.net 4/14
  • Parker Price Miller)Kicking the 2014 USAC National Dirt Midget season off over the weekend, Parker Price-Miller joined the fun as the series invaded the always exciting Kokomo Speedway for two nights of action, though all did not go as hoped for Price-Miller. “It was a wild weekend that threw all sorts of curves at us,” Price-Miller said. “In the end we were able to overcome a little adversity, and have some fun.” Press Releases4/14
  • Tim Kaeding)With his California trip winding down, Tim Kaeding pocketed a pair of Top-10 finishes with the World of Outlaws, as the series now heads to Texas. Taking to the Kings Speedway on Friday in Hanford, CA and the Perris Auto Speedway on Saturday in Lake Perris, CA, TK looked to close out the tour of his native California with a bang. Lining up in the seventh row of the feature event after just narrowly missing the heat race inversion, the San Jose, CA driver was on the gas in the 35-lap main event. Press Releases4/14
  • Joey Saldana)The Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop 71M team hopes to keep their California momentum rolling into Texas when the World of Outlaws series makes its next stop at El Paso Speedway Park Tuesday, April 15. Press Releases4/14
  • Justyn Cox)Bolting in the 410ci power plant, and heading south Justyn Cox had a night filled with struggles while taking on the King of the West Series Saturday night in Tulare, CA. “It was really a frustrating night,” Cox said. “Harley and Fez worked all night to get us going in the right direction, but we couldn’t seem to make anything work to get grip on the slick surface.” Press Releases4/14
  • Jonathan Allard)Jonathan Allard and his Tri-C Motorsports team had a nice night going during the 2014 King of the West Season opener on Saturday night, but mechanical gremlins surfaced while lining up for the feature event, and Allard could only take the green flag, and pull off the track. The night got off to a very promising start for the former series champion as he timed his Tri-C Machine/NAAKE Suspension/JRI Shocks entry in fourth fastest during time trial qualifications. Press Releases4/14
  • Jason Statler)In the midst of a very strong run during the King of the West opener on Saturday night, Jason Statler spun to avoid of a wrecked car while running in the fourth spot, and was able to march his way back up to a ninth place finish. “We have had some pretty good speed to start the year, and were happy with some things that we learned running with the Outlaws, and then we just found ourselves in the wrong place at the wrong time,” Statler said. Press Releases4/14
  • ASCS)This week's Weekend Rewind of the American Sprint Car Series heads to where it all began, so to speak, as the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real took to the quick quarter-mile that is the I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. on Saturday, April 12 for the series first of three events in 2014. ASCS 4/14

1:45pm

RESULTS...

  • Susquehanna Speedway Park PA)Donnie Kreitz of Sinking Springs took the victory in the 5th Annual Sprint Car Spring Classic at the Susquehanna Speedway Park on Sunday night. Tyler Ross of Lincoln University collected the 358 Sprint Car 20 lapper. Central PA 4/14
  • I-44 Riverside Speedway OK)Hard to do it much bigger than I-44 Riverside Speedway did Saturday night. Gathering all 7 classes capable of racing to raise autism awareness and packing the venue on both sides of the fence. Approximately 167 entries signed in to race in the Inaugural Blue River Classic headlined by the Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget Series. -Lucas Oil POWRi West Midgets: 16 -Outlaw: 16 -A Class*: 44 -Non Wing*: 38 -Restricted*: 25 -Turf Tire: 16 -Junior Sprints: 12 *TOWR vs. Riverside vs. Now600 Oklahoma vs. Texas showdown Race Results 4/14

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Drivers/Sanctions/Tracks/Manufacturers

  • Kyle Hirst)Sending the World of Outlaws back east with a sixth place finish at the Kings Speedway on Friday night, Kyle Hirst kicked off his King of the West title defense on Saturday night at the Thunderbowl in Tulare, CA with a second place finish. “All in all it was a really strong weekend for the 83JR team,” Hirst said. “We would have loved to win at least one of the shows, but we will definitely build off of this weekend and move forward.” Press Releases4/14
  • PennLive)Don Kreitz Jr. is one of the favorites any time the Sprint Car division rolls into Susquehanna Speedway Park. The Sinking Springs driver rarely has a bad lap at the half-mile oval. He is precise and always seems to be on his game.http://www.pennlive.com/ 4/14
  • PennLive)Rick Lafferty didn't feel comfortable through the first three weeks of the 2014 racing season. This is the first year he has run a containment seat, and he felt a little out of sorts in the cockpit. It didn't help that he was way off during last week's opener at Port Royal Speedway, a track he hits on a weekly basis.http://www.pennlive.com/4/14
  • Justin Sanders)Over the last few seasons, Justin Sanders has been close to picking up a win at the Placerville Speedway but had fell short numerous times. That all changed on Saturday night when the Prunedale, CA driver dominated the 25-lap feature event to claim his first win at the tight bullring. With 22-cars on hand in front of another packed house, Sanders timed his Rudy Warrington entry in second fastest, putting him in the second row of his heat race. Press Releases4/14
  • Ocean Sprints)After a long off-season of work & preparation the time has finally come for the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo to kick-off the 2014 campaign at the Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, California this Friday night April 18. In total there are 15 rounds of competition scheduled for the Winged 360’s at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds based facility this season. The upcoming year will mark the eighth season for the Ocean 360 Sprint Cars & the fifth held with the partnership of Dennis Wuolett and local San Jose area business Taco Bravo.Press Releases4/14
  • Tommy Tarlton)Opting to try his hand at the California Triple Crown in 2014, Tommy Tarlton kicked the King of the West leg of it off in style as the Easton, CA driver dominated the 30-lap feature event. With 31 cars on hand for the highly competitive series opener, Tarlton got off to a slower start as he timed in 14th fastest, but he did what he had to do, and won his heat race, putting the Elite Landscape Construction/Tarlton and Son/Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino entry in the night’s Dash. Press Releases4/14
  • FAST)The Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title (F.A.S.T.) Championship Series presented by K S Sales & Service, and the JLH General Contractors Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘305’ Championship Series presented by Engine Pro, are one week away from launching their 2014 campaigns. Ohio’s finest ‘410’ and ‘305’ sprint car drivers and teams will begin their new F.A.S.T. journey next Friday, April 18th; initiating a long and exciting summer in northwestern Ohio. Press Releases4/14
  • Sprint Car Stats)Eckert posted a new column covering Calistoga, Merced, Hanford & Lemoore at http://www.sprintcarstats.com/news/?i=20961 4/14
  • Indy Race Parts would like to congratulate Joey Saldana/Motter Motorsports, Robbie Farr/Nick Speed, Casey Shuman/Krockenberger Racing, Hunter Schuerenberg, & Nate Dussel on their Victories this weekend and everyone else that supports Indy Race Parts. If you need any New or Used Sprint Car, Midget, or 600 parts we are your one stop shop. Call 317.244.9437 or view our website www.indyraceparts.com (new site in May) for more info or find us on Facebook or Twitter, @indyraceparts. 4/14
  • Perris Auto Speedway CA)There is no racing at Perris Auto Speedway this Saturday, April 19th. The track is taking the weekend off so fans, racers and officials can spend the Easter weekend with family and friends. Action will return to the famous Riverside County racing facility on April 26th with Night of Destruction #2 featuring Figure 8 races, Figure 8 Trailer races, wild Democross and Spectator racing. The Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints, Young Gun Sprints and the California Lightning Sprint Cars will be back at the track on May 3rd. The Amsoil Oiltwns.com PASSCAR Series returns on May 17th. Press Releases4/14
  • Ohsweken Speedway ONT)The renewal period has ended, and tickets for Ohsweken Speedway’s 2014 special events – including the Burger Barn Northern Summer Nationals, World of Outlaws Sprint Car series Arrow Express Six Nations Showdown, and 10th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals – are available for sale to the general public beginning at 9:00am today. Press Releases4/14

2:30am

RESULTS...

  • Column)Danny Burton has 2 columns covering both nights of the Kokomo Grand Prix in Hoosier Race Report4/14
  • Weekend Photos)Lots of weekend photos, both winners and speed shots from around the country by some great photographers are in SpeedShotz4/14
  • Marysville Raceway Park CA)Grass Valley’s Jeremy Burt grabbed the winner’s trophy in the MRP Winged Sprint Car class with a wire to wire win that was a lot more intense than it sounds and Yuba City’s Cory Hall was unstoppable in the MRP Super Stock closer. Sacramento ’s Tim Sherman won the featured event in the MRP Wingless Sprint Car class and Olivehurst’s Eddie Hammett pulled off another victory in the 2014 opener for the MRP Hobby Stocks. Local driver Buddy Olschowka won the added Nor Cal Dwarf Car main event. Promoters Paul and Kathy Hawes’ Marysville Raceway Park honored the lives of two former drivers, Duke Griego and Harold Hudgins with traditional memorial checkered flag laps for both. Race Results 4/14

PRESS...

Drivers/Sanctions

  • The Speedway Motors/Champion Racing Oil Central PA Sprint Cars were rained out once again Friday night April 11th at Williams Grove Speedway. Saturday afternoon the rain was gone and the sun was out. Both Lincoln and Port Royal Speedways got their shows in with Rick Lafferty picking up his first win of the year at Port Royal and Alan Krimes getting his first of the year at Lincoln. On Sunday night at Susquehanna Speedway Park Don Kreitz Jr was the winner for his first of the year too. Speedway Motors/Champion Racing Oil Central PA 4/14
  • Tony Bruce Jr)After a tough draw put Tony Bruce Jr. behind from the start last Saturday at I-30 Speedway, he rebounded to post his sixth top-10 finish in the last seven races. Competing with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour at the quarter-mile track, Bruce Jr. opened the night by starting on the outside of the third row in his heat race. Press Releases4/14
  • Trey Starks)Trey Starks is quickly infiltrating the famed Pennsylvania Posse. Starks recorded a top 10 for the third straight weekend that he has been competing in Central Pennsylvania and he capped this weekend with his first career top-five result in 'The Keystone State.' "I know we've got really good equipment and the guys out here helping are phenomenal," he said. "They all know what the tracks are like and what they are doing. If I can stay on my game, the car is giving me a great opportunity. I've been able to capitalize on it." Press Releases4/14
  • URC)The sixty-seventh season of the Rislone URC Sprint Series will officially kickoff on Saturday night, April 19 at the Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, PA. $2,500 will go to the winner of URC’s first Super Series event of the season with a minimum of $200 to start the feature event. Eight time URC Champion Curt Michael will lead a list of URC talent to include Josh Weller, driving the Ken Eldreth owned sprint car, Brian Carber driving for Guy Howie, Ed Aikin, Andy Best, Troy Betts, Robbie Stillwaggon, Randy West, Dan Mazy, Chad Trout, Kevin Darling and Davie Franek to name a few. URC 4/14
  • Kevin Swindell)Kevin Swindell's unrelenting speed was showcased once again last weekend during his first 410ci events of the season with the Blazing Racing team. Competing with the Midwest Open Wheel Association during its season-opening weekend at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill., on Friday and at 34 Raceway on Saturday, Swindell nearly won his second feature and he notched his sixth top five of the season. Press Releases4/14
  • BillW)BillW has MOWA Burlington IA notes in BillW's Knoxville News4/13

Sunday   April 13th 2014

640K ought to be enough for anybody. Bill Gates

10:50pm

RESULTS...

  • Susquehanna Speedway Park PA)Don Kreitz Jr wins at Susquehanna Speedway Sunday over Blane Heimbach, Lance Dewease, Trey Starks, and Danny Holtgraver.4/13
  • Lawrenceburg Speedway IN)1 4 40 Justin Grant 2 1 30 Cj Leary 3 2 94 Logan Hupp 4 10 5J Joss Moffatt 5 7 18 Scotty Weir 6 3 89 Shawn Westerfeld 7 12 9T Jordan Kinser 8 16 4 Michael Fischesser 9 5 24 Landon Simon 10 11 46 Cody Gardner 11 13 32M Derek Hastings 12 14 21H Travis Hery 13 9 18A Jarett Andretti 14 15 32 Garrett Abrams 15 18 11 David Applegate 16 17 25 Eric Semple 17 8 13E Tj Heil 18 6 83 Adam Cruea 4/13
  • World of Outlaws)Joey Saldana converted his seventh quick time of the season into his first World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series victory of the season on Saturday night in the SoCal Showdown at Perris Auto Speedway.   Daryn Pittman made him earn it. Saldana was forced to hold off repeated slide job attempts by the defending series champion before eventually taking the checkered flag. Pittman wound up second with his KKR teammate Brad Sweet in third. Sammy Swindell and Paul McMahan rounded out the top five. DIRT/World of Outlaws 4/13
  • King of the West)Easton’s Tommy Tarlton set out the goal this year to try his hand at the California Triple Crown title offered by Prentice Motorsports Group & on Saturday night at the Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway he kicked off the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series season in stellar fashion, by claiming victory in the 30 lap Spring Thunder Nationals presented by KRC. King of the West 4/13
  • USCS)Lance Moss from Cherryville, North Carolina raced to a career-first sprint car feature win in the USCS presented by K&N Filters vs. Rislone URC North vs. South “Spring Speed Xplosion” Round #2 at Lancaster Speedway on Saturday night.USCS 4/13
  • MSCS)Hunter Schuerenberg was victorious in winning the 2014 presentation of Bill Gardner’s IndianaOpenWheel.Com Racin” Fest at the Lincoln Park Speedway. This version finished with the top three drivers running under racing’s proverbial blanket. Schuerenberg would prevail at the finish line in a fast Mach1 sprint car with an engine that had been billowing smoke in exiting turn four during the last 10 laps of the 30 lap feature. Race Results 4/13
  • Perris CA)Joey Saldana hit the "Hallelujah Trail" racing the 71m Motter to collect his first World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series victory in the 2014 season schedule. It was a $10,000 win for Saldana and his team. Actually, this is their second win racing sprints, having their first win of the season earned racing with the "All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars, during the Dirt Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park in Florida. Saldana also won the over all Sprint Car Champion at this event, where the WoO Sprints started their season. Race Results 4/13
  • Lincoln Park Speedway IN)Opening night at Lincoln Park Speedway proved to be an explosive destination for a nearly capacity crowd in Putnamville as the Midwest Spring Car Series was on hand to duke it out for a $4,000-to-win prize. Also on tap was another stellar fireworks show by Circle City Pyrotechnics. A sterling crowd of 34 sprint car hot shoes were on hand to try and take the large pay day to start the season for the MSCS on a night that celebrated the “Bill Gardner Indiana Open Wheel.com” Racin’ Fest. Hunter Schuerenburg admittedly had a season to forget in 2013 and yet, Saturday night should go a long way in washing away last year’s struggles. The Sikeston, Mo. native started on the outside of the front row in his Mach 1 Chassis, Nolen Racing, Roof Bolt Xpress No. 20 and would hold off a furious challenge over the final laps from Jon Stanbrough and Casey Shuman to pick up the big check at LPS.Race Results 4/13
  • VSS)As a pilot of the North of Rome Farms sprinter Jerald Harris raced his way to the front taking the opening race of the pavement season for the Virginia Sprint Series. Heats kicked off the night with French Grimes and Jerald Harris taking wins on a great spring evening at Shenandoah. Chris and Charlie Ware paced the field with Charlie out first on lap one and Brian lawson taking up the chase.Race Results 4/13

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Drivers/Manufacturers

  • Alan Krimes)‘Super’ Alan Krimes earned his first sprint car victory of the 2014 season this past Saturday evening, April 12th. The pilot of the Midnite Antiques, Conestoga Valley Garage, Wayne Corini, Krimes Racing Engines, VRP Shocks, no. 87 ‘410’ sprinter picked up the win at the ‘Fabulous’ Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania; bettering twenty-eight (28) other ‘410’ sprint car entries who signed-in for action on ARCH Night. Krimes, who was a three-time Lincoln Speedway winner in 2013, earned the April 12th victory from the ninth (9th) starting position; holding off Robbie Kendall and Danny Dietrich for the $3,300 top prize.Press Releases4/13
  • Tracy Hines)Tracy Hines knew the field for the inaugural Kokomo Grand Prix at Kokomo (Ind.) Speedway would be one of the largest and strongest that the Honda USAC National Midget Series and Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget Series would face all season and he was certainly on his game to match the added competition. The veteran driver earned a pair of top-five finishes at the quarter-mile in his home state of Indiana, coming home fourth in the finale at Kokomo, while he was fifth in the opener. Press Releases4/13
  • SST)Congrats to Joey Saldana and the Motter Motorsports Team on getting the win at the World of Outlaws show at Perris Auto Speedway. The 71M has been bad fast all year consistently qualifying in the top 3 and finishing in the top 5 night after night. Also a nod to "old school" Rod George for notching yet another win at Mercer, Pa. in his long career. SST is happy to play a small part in your teams success. www.sladeshocktechnology.com "Knowledge & Experience Make the Difference" 4/13

2:50pm

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Tracks/Drivers/Manufacturers

  • CRASH PAD) You should be CRASH PAD equipped. Put some space between you and a hard landing. Reduce the Risk of Spinal Injury in crashes. The Shock Absorbing Material in the CRASH PAD slows your downward motion in the seat during a crash. Cheaper than a helmet but just as important. Learn more at www.802solutions.com. Spread the word and send this link to your racing friends.4/13
  • Jason Sides)Friday night at Perris Auto Speedway, Perris, California started off the final weekend in Californa. The night started with a 10th quick, this would put Jason on the pole of his heat. He maintained a sizeable lead in the heat and brought home the win. This would land him in the dash. Jason would start 6th in the dash and finish 6th, no one advanced in positions in this race. This puts Jason starting 6th in the A main feature. Cody Darrah would bring home the win after battling Joey Saldana.Press Releases4/13
  • Port Royal Speedway PA)Fans coming to the April 26 All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Bob Weikert Memorial at Port Royal Speedway will not only get to see some fantastic racing action in honor of the famed late car owner but they will get plenty of chances to go home a winner as well. The first 400 adults entering the grandstand when gates open at 4 pm will get their choice of either a Weikert’s Livestock Hat or a Weikert’s Livestock Can Cooler. Central PA 4/13
  • Port Royal Speedway PA)Fans arriving for the April 26 Bob Weikert Memorial at Port Royal Speedway will be able to meet and greet a trio of Weikert No. 29 pilots both past and present and also take in a piece of history on display. Signing autographs from approximately 5 pm until 6:15 pm behind the grandstand will be Danny Dietrich, Paul Pitzer and Len Krautheim III. Central PA 4/13
  • Port Royal Speedway PA)Not only will the April 26 Bob Weikert Memorial at Port Royal speedway boast a feature purse in excess of $34,000, but it has plenty of contingency cash to go around as well. Sanctioned by the All Stars Circuit of Champions Sprints, the 29-lap main event will pay $10,000 to win and $500 just to start. Central PA 4/13
  • Williams Grove Speedway PA)The Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars will compete in their first big event of the season at Williams Grove Speedway this Friday, April 18 at 7:30 pm when the 2014 Diamond Series kicks off with the running of the high-dollar Tommy Hinnershitz Memorial Spring Classic. Central PA 4/13
  • Joey Saldana)Motter Motorsports sponsor HE&M Saw played host to veterans from Workshops for Warriors tonight at the SoCal Showdown at Perris Auto Speedway. The veterans arrived early to meet driver Joey Saldana and the team. Crew chief Davey Whitworth provided a tour through the Motter Motorsports trailer. Doug Harris, HE&M Saw’s president and CEO, along with Service Manager Bob Foster, met the veterans at the track and joined them for the night of racing. Press Releases4/13

11:30am

RESULTS...

  • OCRS)Heading towards the one year anniversary that took everything he owned except his precious family from the horrendous Moore Oklahoma tornado attack, Whit Gastineau returned to sprint car action with the Oil Capital Racing Series at the brand new Longdale Speedway and powered his way to victory lane, a feat he found himself accomplishing often prior to what nature’s wrath executed upon him. OCRS 4/13
  • ASCS Lucas Oil)If you're going to win, make sure it's memorable. That's exactly what Aaron Reutzel did on Saturday night at the I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. leading start-to-finish for his first Protect the Harvest A-Feature win with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real. ASCS 4/13
  • Selinsgrove Speedway PA)TJ Stutts of Liverpool held off numerous challenges to score the 30-lap Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprint (ESS) season opener for 360 sprint cars sponsored by Mach 1 Chassis Saturday night at Selinsgrove Speedway. Stutts, who has won three of the last four ESS-sanctioned races at Selinsgrove, collected $3,000 for his 18th career victory at the track in 358-360 sprint car competition driving the Mountain View Travel/Mach 1 Chassis No. 23. Central PA 4/13
  • POWRi West)Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget Series Saturday, April 12th, 2014 / Event 4 of 15 I-44 Riverside Speedway / Blue River Classic / Oklahoma City, OK The Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget Series took to the Turner Turnpike following a Friday night outing at Creek County Speedway, heading southwest to Oklahoma City for Saturday night’s Blue River Classic at I-44 Riverside Speedway.  Race Results 4/12
  • Susquehanna Speedway Park PA)PA Sprint Series Feature (20 laps): 1. Tyler Lebo; 2. Mark Watkins; 3. John Braim; 4. Mike Wagner; 5. Eric Parker; 6. Dustin Shatzer; 7. Randy Kaylor; 8. Donnie Hendershot; 9. Lance Newlin; 10. Ken Duke; 11. Russ Hammaker; 12. Zac Newlin; 13. Clair Wintermyer; 14. Eric Statler; 15. Brandon Petrick; 16. Cole Griffin; 17. Jimmy Strausbaugh; 18. John Bordlemay; 19. Tyler Cochran; 20. Jonathan Walchalk; 21. John Bott; 22. Scott Ellerman; 23. Billy Ney; 24. Colby Dice; 25. Tyler Bear; 26. Tyler Reeser. FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Lebo (1-20). HEAT RACE WINNERS: Bear; Wagner and Ellerman. 4/13
  • Devils Bowl Speedway TX)ASI Racing Engines RaceSaver Sprint Cars A-Main -- 1. Jeff Day, Greenville; 2. Raven Culp, Mesquite; 3. Michael Lang, Mesquite; 4. Johnny Miller, Burleson; 5. Bobby Ruffin, Crandall; 6. Logan Payne, Dallas; 7. Scott Reneau, Trinidad; 8. Dalton Stevens, Scurry; 9. Martin Edwards, Mesquite; 10. Shawn Petersen, Irving; 11. Zane Lawrence, Lillian; 12. Brad Queen, Anna; 13. Tyler Neubaum, Magolia; 14. Kevin Ramey, Fort Worth; 15. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City; 16. Colton Goodwin, Greenville; 17. Russell Shoulders, Forney; 18. Richard Miller, Quinlan; 19. Justin Zimmerman, Royse City 4/13
  • USAC)USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT RACE RESULTS: April 12, 2014 – Queen Creek, Arizona –Arizona Speedway – “Spring Fling” FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. R.J. Johnson, 2. Josh Pelkey, 3. Shon Deskins, 4. Charles Davis Jr., 5. Matt Rossi, 6. Bruce St. James, 7. Nick Auito, 8. Tye Mihicko, 9. Josh Shipley, 10. Rick ZiehlUSAC 4/13
  • Must See Racing)Brian Gerster made a clean sweep of the final event of the 3rd annual Southern Shootout Saturday night at Mobile International Speedway. The event was the second event on the 2014 Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series calendar. Gerster lowered the Mobile International Speedway track record in the process when he turned a lap of 13.918 seconds around the 1/2 mile speedway. Must See Racing 4/13
  • East Bay Raceway Park FL)East Bay Sprints. Winning their heats were Jimmy Ballew and Billy Boyd, Jr. Jason Webster and Boyd, Jr. made up the front row for the 20 lap feature. When the green waved Webster quickly went out in front with the defending Champion Billy Boyd, Jr. trailing behind. First caution came out on lap three with Lorenzo Capitano spinning in turn four. On the restart Webster once again showed his muscle and led Boyd, Jr. through lapped traffic by lap eight. Boyd, Jr. was catching Webster in the turns but was not able to take advantage of the slower cars as Webster went on to win his very first feature in the Sprints. Webster climbed out and on to the rear of the car waving the checkered flag as his family and crew quickly greeted him in Victory Lane. He thanked his Mom & Dad for putting him in the best equipment to put him in Victory Lane. Rounding out the top five were Jimmy Ballew, Billy Boyd, Jr., Tony Agin and Tim George.4/13
  • Atomic Speedway OH)Chillicothe, Ohio's Danny Smith celebrated his 40th year in racing with a win in the Pine Tree Towing 410 Sprint cars Race Results 4/12

3:00am

RESULTS...

  • USAC)AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: April 12, 2014 - Perris, California - Perris Auto Speedway - "So-Cal Sprint Car Spectacular" FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Damion Gardner, 2. Mike Spencer,3. Matt Mitchell, 4. NIc Faas, 5. Austin Williams, 6. Gary Taylor, 7. Rickie Gaunt, 8. Cory Kruseman, 9. Brody Roa, 10. Cody SwansonUSAC 4/13
  • MOWA)Burlington IA...Terry McCarl, P.Nienhiser, C.Dollansky, K.Swindell, I.Madsen, J.Hull, W.Johnson, J.Schneiderman, AJ Bruns, C.Wood. 4/13
  • World of Outlaws)A Finish 1-10: 71M-Saldana, 9-Pittman, 49-Sweet, 1-Swindell, 51-McMahan, 15-Schatz, 83-Kaeding, 21-Brown, 29-Madsen, 5W-Wolfe,4-Darrah, 7S-Sides, 11K-Kinser, 1A-Allen, 1S-Schuchart, 11-Kinser 4/13
  • Marysville Raceway CA)Jeremy Burt wins the sprint car main over Wiesz (2nd) and Bunch (3rd), 4/13
  • Selinsgrove Speedway PA)Sprints A-Main Results (1-10): (1) TJ Stutts, (2) Smith, (3) Walter, (4) Cannon (5) Zearfoss (6) Best (7) Bittner (8) Locke (9) Ward (10) Aiken (11) Weller (12) Vigneault (13) Steward (14) DNFs (Womer, Franek, Ott, Trenca, Carber, Shultz, Collins) 4/13
  • King of the West)Tulare CA 1st Tommy Tarlton 2nd Kyle Hirst 3rd Bud Kaeding 4/13
  • Petaluma Speedway CA)Pit Stop Sprint Series 1st Geoff Ensign 2nd Alissa Geving 3rd Herman Klein 4/13
  • Placerville Speedway CA)1 18 Justin Sanders 2 4sa Greg DeCaires 3 x1 Andy Forsberg 4 57 Billy Butler 5 77 Mike Benson 6 p37 Matt Peterson 7 25 Justin Johnson 8 88 Koen Shaw 9 85 CJ Humphreys 10 7 Clayton Snow 11 45 Jake Morgan 12 92 Kyler Shaw 13 33t Jimmy Trulli 14 98 Chris Masters 15 28b Adam Brenton 16 57b Bobby Butler 16s Steve Dill 20j James Sweeney 14r Andy Gregg 91 Matt Land 4/13
  • Must See Racing)Mobile International Speedway, AL 1st Brian Gerster 2nd Jimmy McCune 3rd Troy DeCaire 4/13
  • USAC)HPD USAC WESTERN PAVEMENT MIDGET RACE RESULTS: April 12, 2014 - Madera, California - Madera Speedway  FEATURE: (30 Laps) 1. Dylan Noble, 2. Cody Jessop, 3. Toni Breidinger, 4. Shawn Buckley, 5. Duke Love, 6. Annie Breidinger, 7. Joel Rayborne, 8. Tom Patterson, 9. Ashley Hazelton, 10. Jesse James Burks. NT USAC 4/13
  • USAC)HPD USAC EASTERN MIDGET RACE RESULTS: April 12, 2014 - Altamahaw, North Carolina - Ace Speedway FIRST FEATURE: (25 Laps) 1. Chris Lamb, 2. Blaine Leydig, 3. Tyler Corriher, 4. Scott Hunter, 5. Calvin Crroll, 6. Fletcher Wulf, 7. Jessica Bean, 8. Jake Nelke, 9. Nikki Carroll, 10. Eric Lewis. SECOND FEATURE: (25 Laps) 1. Scott Hunter, 2. Chris Lamb, 3. Tyler Corriher, 4. Calvin Carroll, 5. Jessica Bean, 6. Nikki Carroll, 7. Blaine Leydig, 8. Fletcher Wulf, 9. Eric Lewis. NT USAC 4/13
  • USAC)HPD USAC MIDWEST DIRT MIDGET RACE RESULTS: April 12, 2014 - Kokomo, Indiana - Kokomo Speedway - "Kokomo Grand Prix" HEAT RACE: (8 Laps) 1. Aaron Schuck (#53 Schuck), 2. Patrick Bruns (#83 Bruns), 3. Austin Nemire (#91 Nemire), 4. Bill Kriegbaum (#12 Kriegbaum). NT FEATURE: (12 Laps) 1. Patrick Bruns, 2. Aaron Schuck, 3. Austin Nemire (#91 Nemire), 4. Bill Kriegbaum (#12 Kriegbaum). NT USAC 4/13
  • URC)Lance Moss knows only too well about being in the wrong place at the wrong time, but Saturday night at the Lancaster Speedway in Lancaster, SC, he found himself in the right place at the right time. After dominating most of the 25 lap USCS/URC feature event, Eric Riggins came to a stop in turn one on lap nineteen, handing the lead over to Lance Moss. The race was far from over as Moss had to hold off the challenges from Friday nights feature winner Johnny Bridges for the final six laps with Lance Moss taking the victory. URC 4/13
  • USAC)HONDA USAC NATIONAL MIDGET RACE RESULTS: April 12, 2014 - Kokomo, Indiana - Kokomo Speedway - "Kokomo Grand Prix" - (Co-Sanctioned by POWRi) FEATURE: (40 laps) 1. Rico Abreu, 2. Tanner Thorson, 3. Christopher Bell, 4. Tracy Hines, 5. Tyler Thomas, 6. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 7. Andrew Felker, 8. Zach Daum, 9. Parker Price-Miller, 10. Shane Hollingsworth,USAC 4/13
  • ASCS Lucas Oil)4/12/2014 I-30 Speedway ASCS Sprints A Feature (30 Laps): 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel[1]; 2. 1-Sean McClelland[3]; 3. 05-Brad Loyet[5]; 4. 94-Jeff Swindell[6]; 5. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[16]; 6. 41-Jason Johnson[8]; 7. 93-Dustin Morgan[14]; 8. 9-Justin Sturch[9]; 9. 45X-Johnny Herrera[21]; 10. 18-Tony Bruce Jr[18]; 11. 88-Tim Crawley[20]; 12. 3-A.G. Rains[10]; 13. 17G-Cody Gardner[17]; 14. 38-Rick Pringle[2]; 15. 95-Matt Covington[15]; 16. 23-Seth Bergman[19]; 17. 17-Blake Hahn[12]; 18. 16-Anthony Nicholson[11]; 19. 91-Dale Howard[22]; 20. 46-Jan Howard[7]; 21. 3H-Brandon Hanks[4]; 22. (DNF) 31G-Johnny Gardner[13] ASCS 4/13
  • Port Royal Speedway PA)Rick Lafferty, 410 sprints; Nick Dickson, super late models; and Andrew Yoder, Middleburg; scored the main events on Race To Cure Cancer Night at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday.  Central PA 4/13
  • MSCS)Putnamville IN...1 2 20N Hunter Schuerenberg 2 11 37RW Jon Stanbrough 3 5 21K Casey Shuman 4 7 38P Seth Parker 5 15 12 Robert Ballou 6 12 6 Bill Rose 7 21 32 Chase Stockon 8 6 41 Thomas Meseraull 9 3 90X Bradley Sterrett 10 13 2H Brian Hayden 11 10 98 Chad Boespflug 12 14 15 Ethan Barrow 13 19 15F Aaron Farney 14 1 3C Kyle Cummins 15 20 28 Brandon Mattox 16 18 3R Daron Clayton 17 16 11 James Lyerla 18 17 83 Wes Mcintyre 19 8 14H A.j. Hopkins 20 9 04 Jeff Bland Jr. 21 4 11P Brady Short Race Results 4/13
  • USAC SW)Queens Creek AZ...1 4 77M Rj Johnson 2 2 12 Josh Pelkey 3 3 20 Shon Deskins 4 6 50 Charles Davis Jr. 5 7 02 Matt Rossi 6 5 7K Bruce St. James 7 11 27 Nick Auito 8 12 5 Tye Mihocko 9 8 2 Josh Shipley 10 10 0SR Rick Ziehl 11 16 11C Michael Curtis 12 9 78 Chris Bonneau 13 14 32B Brian Hosford 14 15 TI64 Alex Pettas 15 20 29 Mike Bonneau 16 13 17 M Mike Colgrove 17 1 16 Mike Martin 18 18 83 Michael Woodruff 19 17 96 Carson Ditsch 20 19 28 Mark Morin 4/13
  • Fremont Speedway OH)Though it’s a new “team” and car number, the results are already the same for Dale Blaney. The Low Rider opened Fremont’s Speedway’s 64th season of racing in dominating fashion Saturday on JRC Transportation Night, leading all 30 laps to claim his 20th career win at “The Track That Action Built.” Race Results 4/13
  • Mercer Raceway Park PA)Rod George raced to victory in the 410 Sprint Car feature presented by Luxaire Heating & Cooling, Ralph Butch, Inc. and New Wilmington Motors. George's win snapped a three-year run for Brandon Spithaler in capturing the first checkers for the winged machines at the Park.Race Results 4/13
  • Lincoln Speedway PA)He gone! That’s the catch phrase Alan Krimes and his followers use when Alan Krimes starts putting his competitors behind him. And he did it short order in Saturday’s ARCH Night 25-lap 410 sprint car feature. “I have to thank Dennis Kohler,” said Krimes upon exiting his Midnight Antiques/Conestoga Valley Garage/Krimes Racing Engines #87 in victory lane, “He changed everything but the driver there before the feature, and he must have found something.” Central PA 4/13
  • Valvoline Raceway AU)It was a night that had it all. A fast track, some big crashes and a final that was thrilling and went down to the wire. Robbie Farr claimed the final Sprintcar A-Main of the season at Sydney's Valvoline Raceway ahead of a fast finishing Max Dumesny and Ben Atkinson. In taking the green flag in his opening heat, Max Dumesny also claimed the 2013/2014 Valvoline Raceway Sprintcar Track Championship. Race Results 4/13

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Sanctions/Tracks

  • Port Royal Speedway PA)Port Royal Speedway will present Kids Easter Night coming up this Saturday, April 19 at 6 pm. General admission gates will open 4 pm with free chocolate Easter rabbits being given to the first 200 youth entering the grandstand. Central PA 4/13
  • ASCS Sooner)With Mother Nature taking out events at the West Siloam Speedway on Sunday, April 13, track and American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region officials have re-scheduled the event for Friday, April 18. ASCS 4/13
  • FAST)The Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title (F.A.S.T.) Championship Series presented by K S Sales & Service, and the JLH General Contractors Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘305’ Championship Series presented by Engine Pro, are one week away from launching their 2014 campaigns. Ohio’s finest ‘410’ and ‘305’ sprint car drivers and teams will begin their new F.A.S.T. journey next Friday, April 18th; initiating a long and exciting summer in northwestern Ohio. Press Releases4/13

Saturday   April 12th 2014

Always do what you are afraid to do. Ralph Waldo Emerson

1:40pm

RESULTS...

  • USCS)Past USCS Southern Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters regional series Champion Johnny Bridges from Cherryville, North Carolina raced into the www.rockauto.com USCS victory lane at Carolina Speedway in the regional series season opener on Friday night. Bridges who started fifth in the USCS vs. URC North vs. South challenge event passed early race-leader Lance Moss also from Cherryville, North Carolina on lap eighteen after a restart and led the final seven laps of the 25 lap contest.USCS 4/12
  • POWRi West)Anyone unsure of either quantity or quality concerning the first full campaign of the Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget Series had their questions answered loud and clear as 24 entrants checked in to Creek County Speedway for the first 2014 POWRi West Midget standalone event. Owasso seems to churn out talent like few other metropolitan suburbs and tonight was yet another testimonial as Matt Sherrell made the most of an early race opportunity to become (technically) the second Lucas Oil POWRi West winner this season. Race Results 4/12
  • Hanford CA)Cody Darrah of Red Lion, PA driving the Kasey Kahne Racing #4, 410 Sprint in the World of Outlaw STP Sprint Car Series, picked up his first WoO Sprint victory of this 2014 season, racing the three-eighth's of a mile, clay oval track at Kings Speedway, Hanford, CA. "I have to thank Kasey Kahne for giving me this great car to race. It was an awesome race car, a wonderful package. We've got a a good handle of it, all of our team mates (Daryn Pittman and Brad Sweet),we are all working together. The track was pretty good. I found that the top of the track was faster than I thought it would be. I got some good restarts from the top. Joey Saldana, who had the lead, was racing the top but I managed to slide from the bottom of the track to in front of Joey (Saldana) to take the lead. From that point I raced the top of the track. Again, I want to thank Kasey Kahne, all of our sponsors, all of our guys and all the fans." said Darrah. Darrah clocked in a 13.292 second run in qualifying for ninth quick, won the third Heat Race and finished fifth in the Dash. Race Results 4/12
  • Must See Racing)Aaron Pierce took advantage of Jo Jo Helberg’s lap five misfortune, inherited the lead, and cruised to the opening night of the 3rd annual “Southern Shootout” Friday night at 5 Flags Speedway in Pensacola, FL. The event was the first event on the 2014 Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series (MSRXSS) schedule. Must See Racing 4/12

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  • ASCS Sooner)With the threat of severe thunderstorms throughout the day in the forecast for Sunday, April 13 the American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region opener at West Siloam Speedway has been postponed. According to Terry Mattox, who heads up the ASCS Sooner and Lone Star Regions, a make-up date is being sought. For official news, updates, and information regarding the American Sprint Car Series, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com. 4/12

2:30am

RESULTS...

  • URC)Johnny Bridges of Cherryville, NC won the twenty-five lap USCS/URC Sprint Challenge event for 360 sprint cars Friday night at the Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, NC. Bridges made an exciting pass for the lead on lap eighteen, passing race leader Lance Moss. For the final seven laps, Bridges ran unchallenged to the victory.URC 4/12
  • MOWA)Jerrod Hull held off repeated challenges from several different drivers to narrowly claim the MOWA season opener at Jacksonville Speedway over a charging Brad Loyet. Hull, who led all 25 laps of the feature was first challenged by Jason Johnson who would later retire with mechanical problems. By the the time Johnson exited, Kevin Swindell had charged from 6th to second and was mounting a serious challenge to Hull through lapped traffic before banging into the turn four wall and getting upside-down. Race Results 4/12
  • World of Outlaws)Cody Darrah drove Kasey Kahne Racing to its third consecutive World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series victory on Friday night at Kings Speedway. Darrah slid in front of Joey Saldana coming out of turn two on lap 16, then held him off to the checkered flag to earn his first victory of the season. Darrah and his Ollie’s Bargain Outlets car becomes the third different KKR driver to win in the past three races, joining last weekend’s Calistoga feature winners Brad Sweet and Daryn Pittman.DIRT/World of Outlaws 4/12
  • Bloomington Speedway IN)1 4 21K Casey Shuman 2 5 17 Nick Bilbee 3 1 18 Jarett Andretti 4 9 11P Brady Short 5 6 21 Carson Short 6 7 5K Jordan Kinser 7 13 12 Chris Gurley 8 8 15 Ethan Barrow 9 11 56F Jared Fox 10 10 1C Kent Christian 11 2 04 Jeff Bland 12 12 14 Bradley Sterrett 13 15 15J Nick Johnson 14 16 19 Danny Harris 15 14 7F Ethan Fleetwood 16 18 4C Daylan Chambers 17 19 71 Bub Cummings 18 3 3 Dakota Jackson 4/12
  • USAC)HONDA USAC NATIONAL MIDGET RACE RESULTS: April 11, 2014 - Kokomo, Indiana - Kokomo Speedway - "Kokomo Grand Prix" - (Co-sanctioned by POWRi)FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Rico Abreu, 2. Dave Darland, 3. Christopher Bell, 4. Chris Windom, 5. Tracy Hines, 6. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 7. Bryan Clauson, 8. Zach Daum, 9. Shane Hollingsworth, 10. Tanner ThorsonUSAC 4/12
  • Attica Raceway Park OH)It was good to be a race car driver who resides in Wood County, Ohio Friday night at Attica Raceway Park. All three feature winners are friends who reside within 10 miles of each other. Wayne, Ohio’s Jeff Babcock survived a last lap tangle in the Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Model feature and took the victory. Not to be outdone, Bradner, Ohio’s Nate Dussel led all 25 laps to claim the Foster’s Auto Body 305 Sprint feature. Race Results 4/12
  • USAC)HPD USAC EASTERN MIDGET RACE RESULTS: April 11, 2014 - Altamahaw, North Carolina - Ace Speedway QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Scott Hunter, 14, Brown/Noffsinger-15.670; 2. Blaine Leydig, 21, Leydig-15.726; 3. Chris Lamb, 9, Lamb-15.805; 4. Tyler Corriher, 12, Corriher-15.905; 5. Jessica Bean, 6, Lamb-15.993; 6. Calvin Carroll, 24, Carroll-16.069; 7. Fletcher Wulf, 4, Wulf-16.094; 8. Nikki Carroll, 5, Carroll-16.169; 9. Eric Lewis, 28, Lamb-16.198; 10. Jake Nelke, 00, Nelke-16.252. FEATURE: (25 Laps) 1. Chris Lamb, 2. Scott Hunter, 3. Blaine Leydig, 4. Calvin Carroll, 5. Jessica Bean, 6. Fletcher Wulf, 7. Jake Nelke, 8. Eric Lewis, 9. Tyler Corriher, 10. Nikki Carroll. NT USAC 4/12

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  • Joey Saldana)Joey Saldana and the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop 71M continued to be the hottest qualifying team on the World of Outlaws circuit, securing quick time again at tonight’s World of Outlaws event at Kings Speedway. Saldana blistered the 4/10-mile banked clay track in 13.128 seconds earning his sixth No. 1 qualifying spot in 13 races this season. Press Releases4/12
  • OVSCA)Due to heavy rain Midway Speedway has been forced to cancel it's event for this evening. Join us next Saturday April 18 at Atomic Speedway.4/12
  • Williams Grove Speedway PA)Williams Grove Speedway cancelled its April 11 racing program due to rain. Next week, April 18 at 7:30 pm, the Tommy Hinnershitz Memorial Spring Classic for sprint cars will be presented. 4/12
  • Pit Stop USA)The Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Series is proud to announce that PitStopUSA.com will award a $50 PitStopUSA.com product certificate to the feature winner in both the Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Series Winged 360 division and Spec Sprint division. Press Releases4/12
  • Silver Dollar Speedway CA)The national television network, MAVTV, will have their cameras rolling at the Silver Dollar Speedway on April 18th to film the 7th Annual Bill Brownell Memorial sprint car race. In a partnership announced in January, the Silver Dollar Speedway will get a 30 minute presentation solely focused on the Brownell Memorial sprint car event. “It was something that I thought was very important,” said promoter Dennis Gage. “The speedway has lacked any national television for a while now and I feel that we have as talented of a Friday night group of sprint car drivers that rival any weekly show in America.” Press Releases4/12

Thursday   April 10th 2014

When I say I do, the justice of the peace replies, 'I know, I know...' Mickey Rooney

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  • Susquehanna Speedway Park PA)A big two-day race weekend will occur this Saturday and Sunday at the Susquehanna Speedway Park. On Saturday night, April 12 racing returns to the Big Track with the York County Racing Club Night featuring the Late Models, Street Stocks, Xtreme Stock Cars, Road Warriors/Mini Vans and PA Sprint Series. Then the 410 Super Sprint Cars return to SSP on Sunday April 13 along with the 358 Sprint Cars in the 5th Annual Sprint Car Spring Classic. Central PA 4/10
  • J&J Auto Racing)Derek Hagar carried the J&J Auto Racing banner to victory lane last weekend at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., while Chad Ely made it two wins in a row competing at Heartland Speedway in New South Wales, Australia. Press Releases4/10
  • Inside Line Promotions)Inside Line Promotions drivers Seth Bergman, Derek Hagar and Danny Lasoski each powered to a win last weekend. Bergman recorded his first win of the season last Friday at Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, during the opening night of the ASCS Gulf South Region doubleheader. He then finished third in the finale. Hagar charged from ninth to capture his third feature victory of the year in only his fourth race last Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. Press Releases4/10
  • Must See Racing)The 3rd annual "Southern Shootout" officially kicked off Thursday evening with a practice session at 5 Flags Speedway. Teams were greeted with temperatures in the mid-70's. The practice session gave teams the opportunity to get their cars dialed in or the Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series (MSRXSS) opener tomorrow night at 5 Flags Speedway. The series will then head to Mobile International Speedway Saturday night. Must See Racing 4/10
  • Column)Danny Burton has Terre Haute Silver Crown notes inHoosier Race Report  4/10
  • Taylor Ferns)The inaugural Kokomo Grand Prix for the Honda USAC National Midget Series was shaping up to be one of the biggest events of the season last year, until Mother Nature interrupted and pushed it back to this year. The debut of the two-day midget event at the always racy Indiana quarter-mile is scheduled for this weekend, and just as she was set to race in the event last year, Taylor Ferns will return to Kokomo in her family-owned Motor City Auto Transport Inc. Stealth. Press Releases4/10
  • Dave Bradway Memorial)The 24th annual KWS presented by WFO Apparel sanctioned “Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial” at Silver Dollar Speedway is coming up on Saturday May 3 and lap money is on sale for the prestigious event. If anyone would like to purchase a lap please contact Dave and Dianne Durica at Durica1414@sbcglobal.net or 916-988-5958. Press Releases4/10
  • Tracy Hines)Kokomo Speedway in Indiana already hosts one of the biggest Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series events of the year, in the form of the Sprint Car Smackdown, and now the Midwest oval will add to its ever-growing national reputation of being one of the raciest tracks in the country, by hosting the inaugural Kokomo Grand Prix for the Honda USAC National Midget Series. The event was scheduled for the first time last year, but was rained out. Tracy Hines has competed in each of the first two editions of the Sprint Car Smackdown and will be in attendance for the first Kokomo Grand Prix for the midgets this weekend aboard the Parker Machinery/Powered by Toyota Spike. Press Releases4/10
  • Pit Stop USA Sprints)The Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Series is pleased to announce that Alpinestars will award the Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Series top three drivers in the Pit Stop USA Winged 360 Sprint Cars and Spec Sprint Cars for the 2014 season with new Alpinestars gear. The top 3 drivers in the Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Series Winged 360 division will receive a new pair of Alpinestars racing shoes. The top 3 drivers in the Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Series Spec Sprint division will receive a pair of Alpinestars racing gloves. Press Releases4/10
  • Greg Alexander)San Pedro, California’s Greg Alexander is set to unveil a brand new race car this Saturday night, April 12th, at the “So Cal Sprint Car Spectacular” at Perris Auto Speedway. Alexander will be competing in the Amsoil USAC/CRA portion of the triple header program that also includes the World of Outlaw and PAS Senior Sprint Cars. Spectator gates will open at 4:00 pm and the first race will begin shortly after 7:00. Press Releases4/10
  • Devils Bowl Speedway TX)With the recent news of a Championship Points Fund for the ASI Racing Engines RaceSaver Sprint Cars and Blaine’s Motor Supply USA Limited Modifeds, the Devil’s Bowl Speedway will take it up a notch in 2014. Not only will the ASI RaceSaver Sprint Cars and Blaine’s Motor Supply USA Limited Modifieds be racing for a Championship Points Fund; but we are happy to release the Championship Point Funds for the: USA Modifieds, Late Models, and Factory Stocks. This will certainly take the weekly racing scene to a whole new level of competition and prestige. The following list is the Championship Point Funds for the Weekly Championship Series at the Devil’s Bowl Speedway in ALL 5 divisions of weekly racing. ASI Racing Engines RaceSaver Sprint Car Championship Point Fund: 1st. $4000 2nd. $3000 3rd. $2000 4th. $1500 5th. $1000 6th. $900 7th. $800 8th. $700 9th. $600 10th. $500 4/10

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  • USCS)The United Sprint Car Series (USCS) Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars are set for a return engagement at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Georgia on Friday, August 29th for the 2014 version of the AMS USCS Sprint Car Shootout. The event will be held during Atlanta Motor Speedway’s Labor Day weekend 2014 race date on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule. The winged warriors of the USCS will again light up the night immediately following the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying session with a 50-lap USCS winged sprint car main event on the quarter-mile paved AMS “Thunder Ring,” located on the front stretch of the speedway. USCS 4/10
  • I-35 Speedway MO)I-35 Speedway in Winston, MO will host there 1ST NONWING Sprint Car Race April 12th. 4/10
  • USAC)USAC's Eastern, Midwestern and Western HPD Midgets all are in action this coming weekend. The Eastern Series gets under way at Ace Speedway in Altamont, N.C. with back-to-back races on Friday and Saturday nights. Kokomo (Ind.) Speedway, as part of its "Kokomo Midget Grand Prix," hosts the Midwestern HPD Midgets Friday and Saturday, also opening that series for the season. The Western series resumes at Madera (Calif.) Speedway. USAC 4/10
  • I-44 Riverside Speedway OK)A huge gathering is in the works this coming Saturday night at I-44 Riverside Speedway. Almost a struggle where to start. THE Blue River Classic. We direct all patrons to don their best Saturday night blues as we race to raise autism awareness. This is the first auto racing event in OKC to raise autism awareness. And what a fitting time to blare that blue. This Saturday, April 12th I-44 Riverside Speedway features the best talents in SEVEN classes of competition. Press Releases4/10

Wednesday   April 9th 2014

“Outside of the killings, DC has one of the lowest crime rates in the country.” Former mayor of Washington, D.C. Marion Barry

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  • Fred Rahmer Promotions)Fred Rahmer Promotions presents; Night 3 of Pennsylvania Speedweek Sunday June 29th. Featuring 410 Sprint Cars & 600 Wing Micro Sprints at Path Valley Speedway. Pre-entry form is Here for the 600 Micro series. 40 Car Limited Entry. Due to feedback from the competitors we are changing the race from wingless to wings for the 600 series. Forms are also available on www.fredrahmer.com. 4/9
  • Column)Duane Hancock has notes from Lawrenceburg IN USAC Sprints in Tri-State Outlook4/9
  • Column)Gordy Killian has his weekend travels and more in Directory Assistance 4/9
  • Column)Aaron Pierce Interview – Florida Racing Plans and More by Richard Golardi Florida Open Wheel4/9
  • Column)Danny Burton has Lawrenceburg USAC notes in Hoosier Race Report4/9
  • Ty DeCaire)DeCaire Motorsports has announced today that 16 yr. old Ty DeCaire will be making his debut with the Must See Extreme Sprint Series this weekends Southern Shoot Out. On Friday Ty will be at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, FL & on Saturday night he will move over to Mobile Int'l National Speedway in Mobile, AL. Ty is excited about this weekend after taking his first heat win last weekend at Citrus County Speedway and a 7th place finish in the feature event. We would like to thank Jim Hanks for inviting Ty to come and race with his series this year in his rookie year. Ty's goal is a top 10 finish in both races this weekend. We would like to thank our sponsors Manikis Performance Parts, Team MK Graphics, & CMC Screen Printing. Ty will have his T Shirts available for his fans to purchase this weekend at the track. For more info on Ty please go to his web site http://www.decairemotorsports.com/. 4/9
  • PennLive)When you are a kid growing up going to the local dirt tracks, you always believe that more is better. Friday, Saturday and some Sundays with your dad at the track. Food, fast cars and loud noises. It doesn't get any better.http://www.pennlive.com/ 4/9
  • Russ Hall)Russ Hall and the Skillz Motorsports #29 team locked up their first win of the season with the Brockway Mechanical & Roofing Sprint Invaders last Saturday at the Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa. The defending series’ champion led from start to finish in the 25-lap feature event. Press Releases4/9
  • IRA Sprints)New incoming talent is the key to the longevity of any racing series and over the past several seasons the Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprints has seen an influx of highly competitive rookie drivers set to thrill the next generation of fans. The source of this talent the past several years have been graduates of area 360 sprint car racing. These drivers have competed weekly at the Plymouth Dirt Track and Manitowoc County Expo and their migration to 410 sprints have added to an already deep talent pool in the IRA series. IRA 4/9
  • Donny Schatz)After winning two of the first five World of Outlaws (WoO) STP Sprint Car Series races of the 2014 season, Tony Stewart Racing’s (TSR) Donny Schatz headed to California with a lot of momentum. Consistency through the first six races of the Outlaws California Spring Break Tour has pushed the five-time WoO champion to the top of the standings heading into this weekend’s California finales Friday at Kings Speedway in Hanford and Saturday at Perris Auto Speedway. Press Releases4/9
  • Steve Kinser/Kraig Kinser)For the first of two times in the next month, Tony Stewart Racing’s (TSR) Steve Kinser and his son Kraig will be both be driving Bad Boy Buggies-backed racing machines in World of Outlaws (WoO) STP Sprint Car Series action. The father-son tandem will be looking to close the Outlaws' five-week California Spring Break Tour with strong performances — Friday at Kings Speedway in Hanford and Saturday at Perris Auto Speedway. Press Releases4/9
  • Robbie Farr)Robbie Farr and the East Coast Pipeline Racing Team will make their final NSW appearance this weekend for the final round of the Sydney Speedway Track Championship. The Hi-Tec Oils #7 Maxim will roll out for it’s third-last race event of the busy 2013/2014 season in Sydney before heading to the team’s home base Queensland for the remaining two weekends of competition. Press Releases4/9
  • Josh Schneiderman)Josh Schneiderman and his Deuce Motorsports #49 were in Donnellson, Iowa last Saturday night racing at the Lee County Speedway. What started as a rough evening turned into a strong performance for Josh and his team. This week has the team dropping the 410 in to run with the MOWA Series at 34 Raceway this Saturday night. Josh would start the heat race in the 6th spot and looked fast through the first two corners, quickly moving into the 4th position. Press Releases4/9
  • Pit Stop USA Sprints)The Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Series is proud to announce that Keizer Wheels will award a selected competitor in each Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Series main event with a $25 product certificate good towards the purchase of any Keizer product for both the Pit Stop USA Winged 360 Sprint Cars and Spec Sprint Cars at every event in the 2014 season. In addition, Keizer is providing 4 wheels as giveaways for the year end awards banquet. Press Releases4/9
  • USAC SW)This Saturday, April 12th, the cars and stars of the USAC SouthWest Sprint Car Series will make their first of six appearances of 2014 at Queen Creek’s Arizona Speedway. Located within ET Motopark, the “3rd Annual Spring Fling” will also showcase X-Mods, Pure Stocks, and the Robert Horne Ford Bombers. The Front Gates will open at 5:15pm and Racing at the popular 3/8-mile oval will start at 7:00pm. USAC 4/9
  • USAC/CRA)This Saturday, April 12th, history will be made at Perris Auto Speedway as the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars and the famed World of Outlaw STP Sprint Cars will share the same card. The “So Cal Sprint Car Spectacular” will also feature the PAS Senior Sprints as fans can witness the final appearance of 20-time Outlaw Champion “The King” Steve Kinser at "America's Premier Dirt Track." Advance tickets with a free World of Outlaws “Fan Pit Pass” are available online at www.woosprint.com or by calling 877.395.8606. The spectator gates will open at 4:00pm, USAC/CRA time trials will start at 5:45pm, and racing is scheduled begin at 7:15pm.USAC 4/9
  • Marysville Raceway Park CA)Paul and Kathy Hawes’ Marysville Raceway Park will pay tribute to former racer, community leader and business man Duke Griego who passed away this week at his home. Griego was among the first race drivers to test the clay at what is now known as Marysville Raceway Park. Further, Griego was in attendance nearly every Saturday night. More than that Griego was a friend of racing and particularly the racing that has been staged over the last 7 seasons under the guidance of the Hawes family.Press Releases4/9
  • Perris Auto Speedway CA)This Saturday night, April 12th, when Perris Auto Speedway hosts the So. Cal Sprint Car Spectacular” featuring the STP World of Outlaws, Amsoil USAC/CRA and PAS Senior Sprint Cars, the popular Riverside County oval will begin “The Drive for $1200,00.00” for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. Spectator gates will open at 4:00 PM on Saturday and the first race will bump off just after 7:00. Press Releases4/9
  • Kraig Kinser)Spring-type weather has finally reached most of the country and that means it’s about time for the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series to begin heading back east for races in the Midwest and on the East Coast. Before they can do that though, there is one more matter of business in California, as the “Spring Break Tour” wraps up at Kings Speedway and Perris Auto Speedway this weekend. Kraig Kinser looks to finish the early season West Coast portion of the schedule with a couple of strong finishes, and will be sporting the Bad Boys Buggies colors this weekend on his car. Press Releases4/9
  • Pit Stop USA Sprints)The Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Series is pleased to announce that King Racing Products will award a selected competitor in each Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Series main event with a $25 product certificate good towards the purchase of any King Racing Products component for both the Pit Stop USA Winged 360 Sprint Cars and Spec Sprint Cars at every event in the 2014 season. Press Releases4/9
  • Tyler Thomas)Tyler Thomas used a soggy weekend to spend extra time in his race shop. After the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series races at Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln, Ill., and at Macon Speedway in Macon, Ill., were cancelled last weekend because of the wet weather, Thomas focused his time on preparing for the upcoming Kokomo Grand Prix. Press Releases4/9
  • Pit Stop USA Sprints)The Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Series is pleased to announce that Scribner Plastics will award the Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Series Fast Qualifier with a Scribner 5 Gallon Utility Jug for the Pit Stop USA Winged 360 Sprint Cars and Spec Sprint Cars at every event in the 2014 season. Press Releases4/9
  • Driver Websites)Trey Starks partnered with Driver Websites to create a brand new website. The Puyallup, Wash., native selected a veteran website package, which includes updated press releases, schedule and results, photo and video galleries, biography information, sponsors logos with links to their websites and an online shopping cart for apparel at http://www.TreyStarks.com. Press Releases4/9
  • Driver Websites)Driver Websites recently finished building a custom website for Mucci Motorsports and its driver Joe Trenca. Trenca, who lives in Clay, N.Y., has a veteran website package, which includes updated press releases, schedule and results, photo and video galleries, an image of his sponsors that link to their websites and more. Press Releases4/9
  • Driver Websites)Driver Websites created a custom website for Jeremy Schultz, who won the 2013 IRA Sprint Series Rookie of the Year Award. Schultz, who hails from Beaver Dam, Wis., picked a professional website package, which will provide press releases, updated schedule and results, photo and video galleries, background information, sponsor logos with links to their websites as well as an online shopping cart for his 2014 apparel. Press Releases4/9
  • Driver Websites)Driver Websites has customized a website for karting driver Cabot Bigham. The Palo Alto, Calif., resident selected a veteran website package, which features background info and will include the latest press releases, an updated schedule with current results, photo and video galleries, links to sponsor websites and more at http://www.CabotBigham.com. Press Releases4/9
  • Plymouth Speedway IN)A persistent winter and a soggy spring will delay the start of the 2014 season at Plymouth Speedway. Practice at the dirt oval will be Saturday, April 19 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. with the first race night Saturday, April 26. Gates will open at 3 p.m. and practice will begin at 5 p.m. Racing begins at 6 p.m. ET. Press Releases4/9

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  • Column)Ron Rodda has notes from Placerville CA in From the Grandstand4/9
  • Carson McCarl)After a solid clean run in his Sprint Invaders opener at 34 Raceway on March 30, Carson McCarl’s feature was anything but that last Saturday night at the Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa. After solid runs in his heat and the Dash, the Altoona, Iowa driver’s night ended in a tangle on the second lap of the feature aboard the Mastell Brothers Trailer Service #27. Press Releases4/9
  • Dominic Scelzi)Dominic Scelzi is heading into this weekend's King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series season opener on a positive note. Scelzi is coming off his best career result with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series last Saturday at Calistoga Speedway, where he passed a race-tying high seven cars to place 16th. Press Releases4/9
  • Cole Wood)After a challenging start to his weekend, Cole Wood rebounded with a pair of top 15s during the ASCS Midwest Region season-opening doubleheader at I-80 Speedway. "We weren't able to start our heat race on Saturday," Wood said. "The car wouldn't start. I don't know if it happened when I shut the car off from hot laps or when I tried to fire off for the heat race, but it never started." Press Releases4/9
  • Kevin Swindell)Kevin Swindell continued his podium-capturing performances with Blazing Racing as the team tackled the ASCS Midwest Region season-opening doubleheader last weekend. On a challenging I-80 Speedway last Saturday, Swindell, who guided the car to a win and a third-place result in the team's first two races together, picked up where he left off. Press Releases4/9
  • Mark Burch Motorsports)Mark Burch Motorsports and driver Danny Lasoski kicked off this season as strong as the program ended last year. The team combined to score a victory on Sunday during the finale of the ASCS Midwest Region season-opening doubleheader at I-80 Speedway with Lasoski driving from third place to the lead in the final three laps. Press Releases4/9
  • Joe Trenca)Racing season is finally here for Joe Trenca, who will hit the track this weekend for a doubleheader in Pennsylvania. Trenca kicks off his season this Saturday during the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints season opener at Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove. "First, we're going to try to shake the car down and make sure everything is going good," he said. "It's racing season so we're there to win this weekend." Press Releases4/9
  • Craig Dollansky)Saddle up because Craig Dollansky is set to make his season debut with Big Game Motorsports this weekend. Dollansky and the Big Game Treestands team will kick off a schedule of approximately 50-to-60 events this Saturday with the Midwest Open Wheel Association at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, where Dollansky dominated last season's World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series event. Press Releases4/9
  • Derek Hagar)Momentum continues to build for Derek Hagar, who improved to 3-for-4 on the season with another victory last Saturday at I-30 Speedway. Hagar charged from ninth to capture the feature win on the quarter-mile track, which hosts the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour this Saturday. Press Releases4/9
  • Matt Covington)Matt Covington took on the I-30 Speedway last Saturday night to run some laps before the ASCS National race this coming weekend. Covington powered his way into the top-5 from the 16th starting position before engine issues sent him to the trailer with just two laps remaining in the feature. Press Releases4/9
  • POWRi West)Fresh off a thrilling (and chilling) 2014 season opening double at Tulsa’s Port City Raceway with our National kinsmen, the Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget Series launches our first solo outings of the season this coming Friday and Saturday. The thrills begin this Friday night at Sapulpa’s Creek County Speedway. A prestigious ¼ mile semi-banked oval built by legendary racer and promoter Emmett Hahn in 1985, victory lane in the inaugural Lucas Oil POWRi West visit to “The Creek” will be a legendary first. Press Releases4/9
  • URC)Insinger Fuels has prepared a very attractive racing fuel program for the URC racers in the 2014 season. Insinger will provide top grade methanol to URC members for $149 per drum and can be picked up at these three convenient locations; Insinger Newark, DE, Snyder and Snyder Shamokin, PA and D & D Williamsport, MD.URC 4/9

Tuesday   April 8th 2014

“Reports that say something hasn’t happened are always interesting to me, because as we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns – the ones we don’t know we don’t know.” US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld

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  • Column)Paul Kuyawa chats with "The Flying Shu"  Ron Shuman in Runnin The High Groove 4/8
  • Rico Abreu)Continuing his impressive early season success that has seen him win national sprint car events with both the World of Outlaws and American Sprint Car Series, Rico Abreu again showed he belongs in the conversation of the sport’s best pilots with another dazzling display, this time over two nights at his home track at Calistoga Speedway. After taking his first WoO win in dominating fashion at Tulare’s Thunderbowl Raceway in mid-March, Abreu welcomed the WoO stars into his backyard. The little leadfoot started the weekend with a fifth place finish on a surface that saw track record speeds, then came back the next night to show his adaptability on a dryer track with a fourth place effort, outpointed only by the three car Kasey Kahne superteam. Press Releases4/8
  • Andrew Felker)It has been a challenging two months since Andrew Felker returned to the United States following his racing trip to Australia. Rain has plagued his schedule and mechanical issues hampered the team three weeks ago during the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series season-opening weekend. "It's definitely frustrating, especially coming off a rough outing the opening weekend," Felker said. Press Releases4/8
  • Jack Dover)Jack Dover started his season with a solid performance during the ASCS Midwest Region doubleheader at I-80 Speedway last weekend. Dover earned the Hard Charger Award after finishing fifth during the main event on Saturday before he ended the weekend with a seventh-place result on a track that took rubber both nights. .Press Releases4/8
  • Scotty Thiel)Mother nature finally presented some decent weather to go racing in and the Scott Thiel Motorsports team took advantage of that by traveling to Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa this past Saturday night. After starting seventh in the 25 lap A-main event, Scotty Thiel drive his way up to a 2nd place podium finish. .Press Releases4/8
  • Must See Racing)The 3rd annual “Southern Shootout “ will kick off this weekend and will begin the chase for the 2014 Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series (MSRXSS) championship. A stellar field of some of the best winged pavement sprint car drivers in the country is expected. Must See Racing  4/8
  • Pit Stop USA Sprints)The Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Series is proud to announce QuickCar Racing Products will award the 2014 Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Series Winged 360 Sprint Car and Spec Sprint Champion with QuickCar Pro Sprint Car Gauge Panels. .Press Releases4/8
  • Craig Dollansky)After a long and cold Minnesota winter, spring time has arrived at last and the 2014 season will commence this Saturday for Craig Dollansky and the Big Game Treestands #7 team. The team plans to travel to Burlington, Iowa and compete against the MOWA Sprint Series at 34 Raceway, a tight 3/8-mile bullring where ‘The Crowd Pleaser’ put on a dominating performance capturing the victory in his most recent visit to the facility with the World of Outlaws last June. .Press Releases4/8
  • Aaron Reutzel)Aaron Reutzel has Little Rock’s I-30 Speedway in his sites coming off another strong weekend that included a pair of top-five runs for the Stafford Performance-powered Bob and Christie Miller’s Car Parts Machine/Wren’s Motorsports No. 87 Triple-X chassis. .Press Releases4/8
  • KSE Racing Products)Another week led to more areas in the country kicking off their sprint car and midget seasons, and that led to more celebrations for KSE Racing Products. With the World of Outlaws winding down out west, the stars shined brightest at the Calistoga Speedway as Kasey Kahne Racing teammates Brad Sweet and Daryn Pittman both used their new lightweight Black Series KSE Gen2 Steering Gears to pick up impressive wins. Aside from the two of them winning, on both nights of action the top five finishes utilized Gen2 Steering Gears, including an historic Top-3 podium sweep for KKR. .Press Releases4/8
  • Josh Baughman)A special moment capped a spectacular weekend for Josh Baughman. After wrapping up the ASCS Gulf South Region doubleheader with another top-10 finish in his Jason Johnson Racing entry, Baughman joined his boss in Victory Lane at Battleground Speedway. The two teams then adorned backwards LA Dodgers hats with the name "Patrick Silva" stitched into them to honor Baughman's crew member who passed away two weeks ago. .Press Releases4/8
  • Amber Balcaen)22-year-old, Amber Balcaen from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada is proud to announce that the 2014 season will mark her most ambitious to date as she will pilot both a 360 c.i. and a 410 c.i. Sprint Car for Apex SpeedSports Inc. "Since I was a little girl it was always my dream to race a Sprint Car," says Balcaen. "After graduating from college with a degree in business management last spring, I realized that 2014 was the year to start making my racing dreams come true." .Press Releases4/8
  • ASCS Lucas Oil)Back to where the Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real began, the I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. for the Hammer Hill Showdown on Saturday, April 12. Jason Johnson is the reigning champion of the spring event at the quarter-mile oval. His eighth overall at the I-30 Speedway in Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour competition, Johnson is one of 26 different winners in 67 prior events. ASCS 4/8
  • SLS Promotions)In addition to the electrifying racing, Daryn Pittman has an added reason for his excitement heading into the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series race at Salina Highbanks Speedway on Friday, April 25. It's only a 45-minute drive for Pittman to arrive at the fast track, which hosts the lone event for the premier sprint car series in Oklahoma this season. .Press Releases4/8
  • BR Motorsports)Drivers using BR Motorsports and King Racing Products had very good weekends especially those running in USAC sanctioned events. The USAC Western Classic Sprint Car Series kicked their season off at the Calistoga Speedway on Saturday night and it was Nic Fass putting the JFM King Racing Products Factory Car in victory lane. The JFM entry was stout with their BR Blueprinted MSD Ignition. .Press Releases4/8
  • Danny Holtgraver)Danny Holtgraver and Hunter Racing will return to sprint car competition this upcoming Friday and Saturday, April 11th & 12th; this time throughout the heartland of Central Pennsylvania. Holtgraver, who pilots the Hunter Racing, Berlin Natural Bakery, Bonnell’s Rod Shop, Alternative Power Sources, WestView Motors, DKW Transport, no. 10H ‘410’ sprint car, will make the four-hour tow east to the Williams Grove and Port Royal Speedway's this Friday and Saturday; anxious to do battle with some of the nation's finest 'local' race teams..Press Releases4/8
  • Pit Stop USA Sprints)The Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Series is pleased to announce Allstar Performance will sponsor the Hard Charger award for Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Series Winged 360 Sprint Cars. The $100 Allstar Performance Hard Charger Award certificate will be presented to the driver that gains the most positions in main event. .Press Releases4/8
  • Pit Stop USA Sprints)The Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Series is pleased announce Bell Racing USA will award a new Bell GTX.2 Helmet to the 2014 series champion driver in both the Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Series Winged 360 Sprint Cars and non-wing Spec Sprint Cars. .Press Releases4/8
  • Kevin Nouse)Kevin Nouse and the R&R Motorsports #4R car has been very fast this season and Saturday night at Lincoln Speedway was proof of that. Starting 2nd in his heat race, Kevin blasted to the front of the pack and shattered the 10-lap track record by nearly 4 seconds, averaging lap times of 13.9 seconds around the 3/8 mile clay oval. .Press Releases4/8
  • Kyle Hirst)Hoping to take the momentum from his third place run with the World of Outlaws a week ago, Kyle Hirst posted a pair of 17th place finishes at the Calistoga Speedway over the weekend. “We were hoping to build off of how we qualified and ran at Merced, but we just did not seem to have the speed in time trials, and everyone knows how important it is to qualify with these guys,” Hirst said. .Press Releases4/8
  • Oswego Speedway NY)A total of four Oswego Speedway race team fundraisers are planned for the upcoming weekend, as the Speedway’s opening day of racing inches closer. Saturday will feature a total of three team fundraisers spread across Oswego, Fulton, and Palermo. Novelis Supermodified racers, Double Deuce Racing, will hold their Fan Appreciation Party for driver Pat Lavery and the No. 22 team on Saturday at Lighthouse Lanes in Oswego beginning at 1pm. .Press Releases4/8
  • King of the West)Campbell’s Brent Kaeding will begin his 36th season in a Sprint Car this Saturday when the King of the West 410 Series presented by WFO Apparel opens the year with the Spring Thunder Nationals presented by KRC Safety in Tulare. King of the West 4/8

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  • Front Row Challenge)Tickets for the Casey’s General Stores/Musco Lighting Front Row Challenge presented by Don Long’s Searsboro Telephone Company go on sale to the general public today! The event will be held, Monday, August 4, at the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa. The 19th edition of the event promises to be another barnburner, and will again feature the best in the sprint car business duking it out for one of the most prestigious trophies in sprint car racing. A driver taking the trip to the rear and winning would be rewarded with $30,000! The popular “King of the Hill” format, pitting one-on-one match races to earn the right for a shot at the challenge will again be used. Defending champion, Brian Brown, will be among the stars and cars expected in Oskaloosa. With the race serving as the fifth leg of Southern Iowa Sprintweek, you never know who will throw their hat in the ring to contend at the fast half-mile oval! Purchase your tickets for the FRC, call Front Row Challenge Enterprises, LLC at 515 957-0020Tuesday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. To keep updated and get more information on the FRC, including historical data, ticket information, photos and more, log on to www.OskyChallenges.com!4/8
  • Ian Madsen)Climbing aboard a 360ci powered machine for the first time in eight-years, Ian Madsen had a strong weekend with the ASCS Midwest Region at the I 80 Speedway in Greenwood, NE in what was the KCP Racing team’s first weekend with Leonard Lee spinning wrenches, and calling the shots. “I am pretty happy with how we performed,” Madsen said. “It was our first weekend with Leonard Lee as our crew chief, and my first time in a 360 in eight years, and to finish fourth and sixth is pretty good.” Press Releases4/8
  • Interstate Cup)The opening round of COMP Cams Interstate Cup Sprint Car Series presented by Dixon Road U-Pull-It was held on Saturday night at I-30 Speedway (Little Rock, Arkansas), and it was Marion, Arkansas pilot, Derek Hagar that topped a strong field of 35 entries to claim the victory.Press Releases4/8
  • Champion Oil)“Champion Oil would like to congratulate Kody Swanson on his 4/6/14 USAC victory at Terre Haute. Champions use Champion!”  4/8
  • Kerry Madsen)Hitting the scenic Calistoga Speedway in California on Saturday and Sunday night, Kerry Madsen scored a seventh place finish on a grueling track on Saturday night, before charging from 16th to sixth on a slick, racy track on Sunday night. “It was a tale of two tracks over the weekend,” Madsen said. “Saturday night it was fast, tough, and grueling, and on Sunday night you were able to move around, and it was a fun weekend.” Press Releases4/8
  • Perris Auto Speedway CA)When it comes to most racetracks around the country where the legendary STP World of Outlaws compete, the name “Kinser” sits on top of the all-time victory list. Perris Auto Speedway, “The Southern California Home of Major League Sprint Car Racing,” is no different. However, at most tracks the first name of the “Kinser” topping the win list is “Steve.” That is not the story at Perris as the driver with the most World of Outlaws wins there is Steve’s cousin Mark Kinser. In fact, Steve Kinser has never won a main event at the famous Riverside County clay oval. And, Saturday will probably be his last chance as 2014 will be his final full season of chasing the circuit from one end of the country to the other. Press Releases4/8
  • Jac Haudenschild)Returning to action with the All Star Circuit of Champions on Saturday night at the Attica Raceway Park, Jac Haudenschild had an up and down night, as he got off to a great start in the feature event, but late in the race, something went south, and he was relegated to a 19th place finish. On a track that was surprisingly slick considering the rain and weather the area had received, Haudenschild timed his MonDak Portables/Benic Enterprises/Renegade Rentals entry in 24th fastest, putting him on the front row of his heat race. Press Releases4/8
  • Ocean Sprints)The Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo are pleased to announce that the various nightly incentives, including the fast time award, hard luck award and hard charger award will continue during the 2014 racing season. Each of the awards will pay $100 cash at all of the 15 Ocean Sprints events this year at the Ocean Speedway in Watsonville. While Ray Scheidts Electric continues their gracious support of the fast time award, a new company has stepped up to sponsor the hard charger award, with that being familiar San Jose area business High Five Pizza. Back for the second year in a row as partner of the hard luck award is Beer Optics. Press Releases4/8
  • Tim Kaeding)Tim Kaeding continued his hard charging ways at the Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, CA as the San Jose, CA driver gained a combined 18 positions in both feature events. “It has kind of been the norm for us to struggle early, and really turn it on later in the night, which is not where we want to be, but it’s a testament to how hard my team works on a nightly basis,” Kaeding said. Press Releases4/8
  • Joey Saldana)Motter Motorsports and associate sponsor HE&M Saw will host veterans from Workshops for Warriors at the World of Outlaws So Cal Showdown at Perris Auto Speedway Saturday, April 12. Workshops for Warriors is a San Diego-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to training, certifying, and placing veterans of the U.S. Armed Services in manufacturing careers. HE&M Saw supports Workshops for Warriors and has donated HEMSAW metal cutting band saws to the vocational training program. Press Releases4/8
  • Jason Sides)Calistoga Weekend...Saturday night started out with an 18th place qualifying run. This would start Jason 6th in his heat. The track would remain narrow through the night. Jason would finish 6th and this would put him in the A Main. Jason would start 18th in the A main. There was a problem at the beginning of the race and he came in on a yellow. Things didn't get any better and there wasn't much passing going on, so Jason brought the 7S back in the pits to end their night. Brad Sweet and Brian Brown battled for the lead with Brad Sweet being the victor. Sunday night started better with a 10th quick qualifier. This would start Jason on the pole of his heat. Jason would finish 2nd in the heat. With the old format, this would have put Jason in the dash, but that has changed. Jason was moving forward and was up to 8th shortly before the end of the race, but a late race yellow came out. Unfortunately, this would relegate Jason back to a 11th place finish. Congrats to Kasey Kahne Racing for their 1,2, 3 finish with Daryn Pittman winning, Brad Sweet 2nd and Cody Darrah 3rd. This weekend will finish up the West Coast Swing starting with Kings Speedway, Hanford, California.4/8
  • CRASH PAD)Are you waiting for that really Bad Crash to happen so you'll know it's time for a CRASH PAD? A close call will be the sign? When you're really sore the next day? If a friend gets hurt, then you'll know it's time? Waitin' for your Birthday? Christmas? a Raise? TAX REFUND? Yeah, that's it... maybe NOW is the best time to Put a CRASH PAD where the Sun Don't Shine! This simple, affordable seat insert is designed to Reduce Your Risk of Spinal Injury. Do it Now and put this decision Behind You. Order online or find a dealer at www.802solutions.com. Spread the word and send this link to a racing friend. 4/8
  • Tim Wagaman)Team56motorsports would like to congratulate Tim Wagaman on his 4th place finish at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday night, 4/5/14. After a slow start to the 2014 season, the team is starting to put all of the pieces of the puzzle together. With just one engine, one car, and a whole lot of determination, Tim and the whole crew turned in a stellar performance on Saturday night. We are very thankful to be associated with such a professional crew, as their attention to detail and work ethic is second to none. We would like to thank all of our sponsors for their continued support. They are as follows: Wilson Optical, Wood Naturally Racing Garages and Sheds, Hanover Auto Team, Blue Ribbon Exteriors, Ryan's Landscaping, FRP Fire and Rescue Products, Amkus Rescue Systems, TMW Motorsports, Shawn's Auto and Truck Recon, McSherrystown Moose, Auto Solutions/Chris Larkins, and Rich Brown Snow Removal & Mowing. Thank you as well to the following products sponsors: Jerico Competition Engines, Penske Shocks, Maxim Chassis, Aero Wings, Wix Filters, NGK plugs, Dirt Solutions, Moose Blocks, Shoenfield Headers, WRT Speedwerx, WRT Web Design, and Schaedler Yesco. 4/8
  • PRO Shocks)PRO Shocks, a leading racing and performance shocks engineering and manufacturing company, has launched a new website, www.proshocks.com, which serves as a one-stop resource for racers and performance auto builders and enthusiasts. The new website allows visitors to make purchases via a secure checkout system, including the option of using PayPal. “Our new website was developed in response to the growing expansion of digital media and the fact that more consumers than ever before enjoy browsing and making purchases online,” said Jeff Scales, president, A-FAB, LLC. “Users can quickly and easily navigate the site and search by brand, product, and market.” The new website offers multiple features to ensure a user-friendly experience for desktop and mobile devices. It allows for fast and convenient ordering and repeat customers can keep a “garage” of their order history and wish list. The site includes a dealer locator, tech tips, video clips, customer service information and more. Users can leave product reviews about all of the PRO Shocks suspension components and shocks. View the winning circle track, drag racing, high performance, street rod, and muscle car suspension systems of PRO Shocks at http://www.proshocks.com/. 4/8
  • TJ Winegardner)Thomas W. “TJ” Winegardner, Jr., 30, of Mifflintown, died at 8:35 a.m., Friday, April 4, 2014, at his home. Born on December 11, 1983, in Decatur, Macon County, Ill. he is the son of Thomas W. and Barbara A. (McCray) Winegardner, Sr., of Pierson, FL. In addition to his parents he is survived by: a son, Thomas W. “Liam” Winegardner, III, of Mifflintown, two sisters, Daphne M. Fay and her husband Eric, Sr., of Frisco, TX, Lacey L. Martin and her husband David, of Chantilly, VA, his maternal grandparents, Leroy and Judy (Aper) McCray, of Lincoln, Ill. and several nieces and nephews, Emma Fay, Hadley Fay, Eric Fay, Jr., Brody Martin, Ava Martin, and Bella Martin. Preceding him in death were his paternal grandparents, William D. and Nancy Lee (Watson) Winegardner. He was a member of the St. Jude’s Catholic Church, Mifflintown. “TJ’s” interests included hunting, fishing, four wheeler riding and racing sprint cars. His racing career began when he was 18 years old and just to name a few of his achievements he was the ASCS Rebel Regional Champion, Port Royal Speedway Rookie of the year, Port Royal, PA, East Bay Rookie of the year, Tampa, FL, and he loved driving with the renown PA Posse. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, from the Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, Lewistown with the Rev. William Weary officiating. Interment will held at a later date in the Holy Cross Cemetery, Lincoln, Ill. There will be no public viewing; however, family will receive friends on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Brown Funeral Homes, Inc., 100 Bridge St., Mifflintown. For those who desire, memorial contributions to benefit “TJ’s” son, may be made to the Liam Winegardener Memorial Fund, c/o First National Bank of Mifflintown, PO Box 96, Mifflintown, PA 17059 or at any branch office.  4/8
  • MOWA)With the postponement of the planned season opener for the Midwest Open Wheel Association Sprint Car Series presented by Caseys General Stores, focus has turned to what was supposed to be scheduled night number two at Jacksonville Speedway, Friday, April 11. Press Releases4/8
  • MOWA)The second show of a two night weekend for the Midwest Open Wheel Association Sprint Car Series presented by Caseys General Stores roars into 34 Raceway, Middletown, Iowa, Saturday, April 12th. The series makes its eighth stop in the sanctions history at the fast 3/8ths mile speedway, where Danny Lasoski has won four of the previous seven races. In fact, Lasoskis only series wins have come at 34 Raceway, including two in a row during at two-day show in September of 2013. Press Releases4/8
  • Brian Brown)With the rough west coast trip for the Brian Brown Racing Casey’s General Stores/FVP #21 team, a second place finish Saturday night at Calistoga Speedway in California was a welcome reprieve. The World of Outlaws finish up their California swing this weekend at King’s Speedway in Hanford on Friday, and the Perris Speedway on Saturday. Getting back on the half-mile at Calistoga must have been a relief. You qualified third quick. Press Releases4/8

Monday   April 7th 2014

Then one day you find, ten years have got behind you. No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun. - Pink Floyd, Time

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  • Column)Richard Golardi has Citrus County Speedway Sprint Car Notes in Florida Open Wheel 4/7
  • Trey Starks)Trey Starks enjoyed his first-ever visit to Port Royal Speedway and for good reason. Starks took to the fast half-mile oval quickly and he recorded a top-10 result for the second straight week against the Pennsylvania Posse last Saturday. "Port Royal is a really cool track," he said. "It's really fast. It kinda reminded me of a Williams Grove Speedway and Knoxville Raceway combined because of the big, wide, fast corners. It got real slick so you had to really be on top of your throttle control and be on top of your driving." Press Releases4/7
  • Lincoln Speedway PA)Saturday night April 5th Master Track preparer Fred Putney celebrated his 61st birthday by giving the drivers and teams a dream track that saw not one, but two 10-lap track records broken. In the 410 Sprints, Ryan Wilson ran the fastest 10 laps in Lincoln Speedway history in two minutes 9.444 seconds in the first heat. That not only broke only the current weight-rule record of two minutes 12.817 seconds set by Brent Marks last year on 3/2/2013, but broke the pre-weight rule record of two minutes 12.905 seconds held by Brian Leppo from 3/14/2009. Central PA 4/7
  • Canyon Speedway Park AZ)With the season opening event successfully in the books in front of a packed house, action continues at Canyon Speedway Park with this Saturday night’s Spring Speed Event atop the 1/3-mile clay oval. Following an open practice on Wednesday night from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Saturday’s Spring Speed Event features the IMCA Modifieds along with Challenge Cup Sprint Cars, Pure Stocks, Renegades and Dwarf Cars. Saturday’s action fires off at 7:00 p.m. Press Releases4/7
  • OCRS)After the Oil Capital Racing Series fell to leaking clouds at the Southern Oklahoma Speedway last weekend, the touring pack of ground pounding sprint cars will now have their 2014 season opener hosted by the brand new Longdale Speedway this Saturday night. The Longdale track is owned by businessman Jessie Hoskins who has tabbed former Enid Speedway staff members Jack Hammock and Martin Bond to handle the management of the facilities. Racing will begin at 6pm with hot laps firing off at 5:30pm. OCRS 4/7
  • Dodge City Raceway Park KS)The engines fire to life as the green flag officially flies for the first time of the Dodge City Raceway Park season with this Saturday night’s season opener that features a full card of championship chase action. Press Releases4/7
  • Tracy Hines)Setting fast time, leading a lap and finishing in the runner-up position is not too bad of a way to start a new season. That was the formula that Tracy Hines used for the opener of the 2014 Traxxas USAC Silver Crown Series campaign at the Terre Haute Action Track in his home state of Indiana on Sunday, April 6. Press Releases4/7
  • ASCS Sooner)The American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region opens its 2014 season on Sunday, April 13 at the West Siloam Speedway in West Siloam Springs, Okla. Located four miles west of the Arkansas / Oklahoma border on Hwy. 412, the high-banked three-eighths mile oval last hosted the ASCS Sooner Region on July 27, 2013 with Matt Covington scorning his second victory of the season. ASCS 4/7
  • ASCS)This week's edition of the ASCS Weekend Rewind brings the regions of the ASCS Nation to the forefront as the Speedway Motors ASCS Midwest Region, Griffith Truck and Equipment Gulf South Region, and ASCS Southwest Region combined for five events over the weekend in Arizona, Nebraska, and Texas. ASCS 4/7
  • Triple X Components)Wet weather wrecked race plans for many drivers across the country this past weekend, but Team XXX still pulled through with wins in Pennsylvania and Oklahoma. Jim Siegel picked up an XXX chassis over the winter and picked up a win this past weekend at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, PA. Fred Mattox has been a consistent winner over the past couple of seasons, and found himself with an April victory at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, OK. Teams choosing XXX chassis are off to a hot start in North America, and it isn’t too late for you to join them in victory lane! Find the dealer nearest you at www.xxxraceco.com or call us at 866.632.9925.
  • Tony Bruce Jr)Tony Bruce Jr. used his weekend off from the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour to tackle a track he has struggled with in the past. Bruce Jr. ventured to I-80 Speedway for the ASCS Midwest Region season-opening doubleheader on Saturday and Sunday, which served as a test for when the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour competes at the big oval in September for the Midwest Fall Brawl. Press Releases4/7
  • Kolt Walker)Graves Motorsports is in a selective experimentation stage regarding race setups. Driver Kolt Walker is working toward perfecting a neutral setup that the team can use at any track. "We're trying to get something to where each track doesn't have its own setup," he said. "You can have a neutral setup and then just fine-tune it at each race." Press Releases4/7
  • Sammy Swindell)Big Game Motorsports driver Sammy Swindell is continuing to show improvement with the Big Game Treestands team. "We've been making gains since the second night at Tulare," he said. "It's about just putting it all together. It's tough to find that tenth of a second that you need. The cars are so close. Our whole package - motors, cars, everything - needs to get just a little bit better. We're not looking for a half a second now. We're looking for a tenth of a second." Press Releases4/7
  • Seth Bergman)Seth Bergman captured his first victory of the season during a benchmark weekend at Battleground Speedway. Bergman led the final 22 laps to claim the ASCS Gulf South Region opener last Friday before nearly sweeping the weekend with another dominant performance on Saturday. Press Releases4/7
  • Port Royal Speedway PA)The 2014 Bob Weikert Memorial sanctioned by the All Star Circuit of Champions Sprints at Port Royal Speedway on April 26 will be the richest, most lucrative event for sprint cars contested to date in the east. The Bob Weikert Memorial will again pay $10,000 to win this season out of a total purse of over $34,000 that also pays a hefty $500 just to start. Central PA 4/7
  • King of the West)A season packed full of special shows & historic events for the King of the West Sprint Car Series presented by WFO Apparel is set to fire-off this Saturday at the always exciting Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway, with the inaugural running of the “Spring Thunder Nationals” presented by KRC Safety Company. Sacramento’s Kyle Hirst last year became the 12th different driver to win the Golden State/ King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series championship since it began in ’86, joining an illustrious list of past titlists that includes Tim Kaeding, Jonathan Allard, Kyle Larson, Tyler Walker, Brent Kaeding, Sean Becker, Jason Statler, Ronnie Day, Randy Hannagan, Tim Green and the “Original King” Steve Kent.King of the West 4/7
  • Willie Croft)Putting a rough start to his 2014 season behind him, Willie Croft headed to the Placerville Speedway on Saturday night and scored a fifth place finish. “We had a rough couple of nights to start the year, and to finally have a night where we avoided issues was nice,” he said. “We were able to try some things, some worked out, and some didn’t, but I think we learned.” Press Releases4/7
  • Andy Gregg)Though he started on the pole, and was unable to pick up his second win of the year, Andy Gregg and his team continue to flex their muscles, as Gregg picked up his fifth Top-Five finish in as many starts. “We missed it a little in the feature, and lost some spots, but we put ourselves in great position all night,” Gregg said.
  • Steven Tiner)Making a late decision to compete at the Placerville Speedway on Saturday night, Steven Tiner put together a late charge to score a second place finish. “We had a really good car, and really got rolling late in the feature,” Tiner said. “Congrats to Andy Forsberg on the win, and were a little disappointed with second, but that was a fun race.”
  • Andy Forsberg)Kicking off the season at the Placerville Speedway on Saturday night, Andy Forsberg did it in style, as he parked his F&F Racing machine in victory lane in front of the capacity crowd. “Last year we got off to a slow start up here, and turned it on towards the end of the year, so to win opening night is pretty huge, and our whole team is excited,” Forsberg said. Press Releases4/7
  • Jonathan Allard)In two nights of action at the Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, CA, Jonathan Allard surged his way from 20th to 13th on Saturday night, before he lost power late in the feature on Sunday. “It is not the start of the year that we were hoping for, but racecar wise we are starting to find where he need to be, now we have to work on putting complete nights together,” Allard said. Press Releases4/7
  • Indy Race Parts would like to congratulate Tyler Bear & Jamie Veal on their Victories this weekend and everyone else that supports Indy Race Parts. If you need any New or Used Sprint Car, Midget, or 600 parts we are your one stop shop. Call 317.244.9437 or view our website www.indyraceparts.com (new site by 5/3) for more info or find us on Facebook or Twitter, @indyraceparts. 4/7
  • DJ Netto)Making his first two starts at the historic Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, CA over the weekend, DJ Netto can chalk it up as success as he made both feature events, and got a ton of track time on the speedway. “Anytime you go to a new track it’s tricky, but we were able to make both feature events with the World of Outlaws, and we got better, and that is huge,” Netto said. Press Releases4/7
  • Jason Meyers)Back aboard the Tarlton Racing entry in Calistoga, CA over the weekend, Jason Meyers had some bad luck bite him on Sunday night, as a broken muffler disqualified him from his fifth running position with just five laps remaining. “We had some bad luck, and had a muffler snap off in the feature,” Meyers said. “We had a great car, and were sitting in a great spot late in the race, and I really hate it for everyone involved.” Press Releases4/7
  • Premier Speedway AU)In an exciting and welcome announcement, the Premier Speedway club and Speedcars Australia are pleased to announce Warrnambool’s Sungold Stadium will host the 74th running of the Australian Speedcar Championship in February, 2015. In news that is sure to set tongues wagging, Speedcars have long been pushing to be a major part of the Premier Speedway calendar and in 2015 they will have the long awaited opportunity to showcase their prestigious national title on a race track that is tailor made to suit the exciting brand of racing that the Speedcars are renowned for. Press Releases4/7
  • USAC)USAC's Eastern, Midwestern and Western HPD Midgets all are in action this coming weekend. The Eastern Series gets under way at Ace Speedway in Altamont, N.C. with back-to-back races on Friday and Saturday nights. Kokomo (Ind.) Speedway, as part of its "Kokomo Midget Grand Prix," hosts the Midwestern HPD Midgets Friday and Saturday, also opening that series for the season. The Western series resumes at Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway's Bullring, site of last Saturday's history-making race. USAC 4/7
  • USAC)Kings Speedway in Hanford, Calif. hosts the next round in the 2014 USAC Western Classic Sprint Car Series, slated April 25 at the 3/8-mile dirt track. The series continues the next night, April 26, at the one-third mile dirt Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. USAC 4/7
  • USAC)Defending AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car Champ Damion Gardner has a 20-point lead over Nic Faas in the 2014 standings and would like nothing better than to increase his lead over Mike Spencer in the all-time list of USAC/CRA race winners at Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway in this Saturday night's "So-Cal Sprint Car Spectacular" at the half-mile dirt oval. USAC 4/7
  • USAC)The May 17 USAC "Hall of Fame Classic" at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis, Ind. is round two of the 2014 USAC Silver Crown Series and will feature the 12 new inductions into USAC's Hall of Fame. Kody Swanson of Kingsburg, Calif. will take a three-point lead over Tracy Hines into the May 17 race as a result of his victory in Sunday's "Sumar Classic" 100-lap race at the Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track. USAC 4/7
  • USAC)The "Don Branson/Jud Larson Classic" is next up for the AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Series, slated April 19 at the Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. Dave Darland, the 2013 series runner-up, holds a one-point lead over Justin Grant in the latest standings after Grant and Darland finished 1-2 in Saturday night's midwestern opener at Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway. USAC 4/7

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  • MSCS)The 2014 season opener scheduled for the Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series has been delayed by a week. The season was to have opened Saturday April 5th with Bill Gardner’s Indiana Open Wheel . Com Racin’ Fest at the Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville, IN. The accumulating rainfall from the previous days prompted the decision to postpone the event a week and make use of a rain date that had been prearranged between the speedway and MSCS officials. This special event will now be held on Saturday April 12th. The 30 lap sprint car feature will pay $4,000 to win. Press Releases4/7
  • PennLive)Blane Heimbach wasn't happy with the way his car performed in frigid conditions Saturday night. Something was amiss. The car just didn't feel right and wouldn't get going during different stages of the 25-lap Sprint Car feature at Port Royal Speedway. Oh, yeah, Heimbach won.http://www.pennlive.com/ 4/7
  • Champion Oil)Champion Oil, a recognized leader in development and manufacturing of top-tier synthetic lubricants, announced today that the new 2014 Champion Full Line Interactive Catalog is now available online. http://championbrands.com/catalogsbrochures.html Press Releases4/7
  • Joey Saldana)The World of Outlaws heads into its last week of California Spring Break competition this weekend beginning with a Friday, April 11 event at Kings Speedway located on Kings Fairgrounds in Hanford, Calif. The Outlaws competed at this banked 4/10-mile clay oval from 1985 until 2003 and then took a decade-long break, returning last year. Joey Saldana, driver of the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop 71M, drove to victory at Kings Speedway in 2000. Press Releases4/7
  • Wooster Motorsports)Technically the Wooster Motorsports season wasn’t supposed to start until the middle of April. However, fellow driver and friend of Wooster Motorsports Dean Jacobs was looking for a ride for the All Star Circuit of Champions Spring Nationals at Attica Raceway Park while his full time ride was getting the finishing touches put on it for the 2014 season. With the same set-up from the last night at Wayne County Speedway, the WMS team made the haul to Attica. Press Releases4/7
  • National Sprint Car Museum)The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum will host “Sprint Car 101: The Knoxville Fire & Rescue Team” program on Thursday, April 17, at 7 p.m. The program is free and open to the public, and it will feature past and present members of the famed Knoxville Raceway Fire and Rescue team. According to museum curator Tom Schmeh today, “I spoke with Barb O’Brien last fall about this type of a program, which was suggested by one of our regular Sprint Car 101 attendees, and she was very supportive. With Knoxville Raceway’s opening night coming up on April 19, this just seemed like the right time to have this program and to learn about life on the Fire & Rescue team. It is a group, currently led by Mark Worrall, that is respected worldwide, so it will be interesting to learn about this part of the sport from their perspective. Hopefully we can get some video to show of them in action, too. The program will again be held on the museum’s second floor.” Those individuals interested in learning more about the “Sprint Car 101” Third Thursday Series at the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum are urged to visit www.sprintcarhof.com. 4/7
  • Advanced Racing Suspensions congratulates Ryan Bernal for winning the USAC Western Classic Sprint Car feature at California's Calistoga Speedway on ARS Shocks. In Midget action Nathan Smee won the Speedcar Super Series finale at Australia's Valvoline Raceway, Christine Breckenridge won her first career USAC HPD Midget Series feature at The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and Christopher Bell recently swept the weekend winning both Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget Series features at Port City Raceway in Oklahoma, all on ARS Shocks. At ARS it's all about the shocks, American made with all-American components and materials. We put everything we have into building you the best shocks on the market. It's just another example of how at ARS we work for your win! For more information on our complete line of championship winning ARS Shocks, Springs, and Hardware call (317) 271-7100, check us out on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube or visit us on the web at www.advancedracing.net 4/7

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RESULTS...

  • Weekend Photos)More weekend photos, both winners and speed shots including Sunday action by some great photographers are in SpeedShotz4/7
  • Placerville CA)360 sprints...1 6 X1 Andy Forsberg 2 3 94 Steven Tiner 3 4 P-37 Matt Peterson 4 1 14R Andy Gregg 5 5 29 Willie Croft 6 8 33T Jimmy Trulli 7 7 20J James Sweeney 8 15 4SA Greg Decaires 9 14 35 Joey Margaruh 10 11 5 Kirt Organ 11 12 45 Jake Morgan 12 17 18 Justin Sanders 13 2 12 Scott Parker 14 18 85 Cj Humphreys 15 19 91 Matt Land 16 9 58 Matt Barber 17 20 92 Kyler Shaw 18 10 22 Shane Golobic 19 13 25 Justin Johnson 20 16 75 Sean Becker 4/7
  • World of Outlaws)Daryn Pittman slid past Cody Darrah on Lap 18 and led a Kasey Kahne Racing sweep of the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series podium on Sunday night at Calistoga Speedway with Brad Sweet and Darrah finishing second and third, respectively. DIRT/World of Outlaws 4/7
  • USAC)USAC WESTERN CLASSIC SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: April 6, 2014 - Calistoga, California - Calistoga Speedway FEATURE: (20 laps) 1. Ryan Bernal, 2. Geoff Ensign, 3. Richard Vander Weerd, 4. Landon Hurst, 5. Jace Vander Weerd, 6. Trevor Schmid, 7. Matt Mitchell, 8. Nic Faas, 9. Marty Hawkins, 10. Terry Schank Jr., 11. Scott Hall, 12. D.J. Johnson. NT USAC 4/7

PRESS...

Tracks/Drivers

  • Joey Saldana)After playing to a capacity crowd Saturday night, the World of Outlaws returned to Calistoga Speedway for an encore performance. Track conditions tonight were vastly different from last night. The half-mile was solid black and slick by the end of hot laps. In qualifying, Joey Saldana was second quick powering the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop 71M to a 16.513-second lap. Saldana and the Motter team left the Napa region of northern California with the 15.734-second Calistoga Speedway track record set last night. Press Releases4/7
  • Thunder On The Hill)The NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series will hit a milestone twenty-fifth anniversary season at the Grandview Speedway in 2014. One-hundred and nine Thunder events have been presented since the series opened in August of 1990, paying out in excess of $3,658,950 in prize money to the competitors. Through the years, Thunder on the Hill has continued to evolve to be far more than just a single division 410 sprint car event like that inaugural race.Press Releases4/7
  • Ray Allen Kulhanek)Ray Allen Kulhanek is 4-for-4 in starting last during his heat race this season. He has also powered into the feature redraw at every race, including both races at the ASCS Gulf South Region doubleheader last weekend at Battleground Speedway. "I've made every redraw and haven't capitalized on any of them," he said. "I have not had any good luck." Press Releases4/7

 

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