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7. 69k Lance Dewease 654 9
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KO's Indiana Bullring Scene Kevin Oldham 8/21 BillW's Knoxville News Bill Wright 8/28 Hoosier Race Report Danny Burton (IN) 8/26
Florida Open Wheel Richard Golardi 8/29 Tri-State Outlook Duane Hancock (OH/IN/MI) 8/23 Sprint Car Notes Gaye Carmichael 8/27
Dirt Divas Camisha Miller 7/22

From the Grandstand Ron Rodda (CA) 8/14

A Typical Weekend Pat & Bruce Eckel 8/25

    Central PA Racing Brady Hilbert 7/26


Damion Gardner wins Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA  Doug Allen Photo


.Jimmy Siegel wins at Lincoln Speedway   Kris Keath

(TOP) Early battle for the lead position in the Sprint feature as Jack Sodeman Jr (23) and Brandon Matus (13) race it out at Mercer Raceway. (BOTTOM) Sodeman Jr goes on to win his sixth season feature checkered at Mercer Raceway as he gets spray with champagne by fellow driver Jim Morris in victory lane celebrating Jack's two Sprint Car Point Championships nabbing them at Lernernville and Mercer Raceway...........ANOTHER HEIN BROTHERS' "ACTION" PHOTOGRAPH


Steve Poirier in ESS Le Rpm Victory Lane after his 61st Series victory.    Photo by Mike Mallett


Brent Marks won the 410 Sprint feature at Port Royal Speedway 85-27-2016. Brian Rhoad



Brent Marks wins the 410 Sprint Car feature at Path Valley Speedway. Dave Giles Photo.


USCS Mid-South Thunder Tour regional series points leader Derek Hagar of Marion, AR raced to his seventh United Sprint Car Series 20th Anniversary Outlaw Thunder Tour Presented by K&N Filters win of the 2016 season on Saturday night at Clayhill Motorsports. Hagar battled for the lead with Jan Howard of Marion, AR in the 25-lap feature race before taking the lead for good on lap 19.

Sheldon Haudenschild won the All Star feature at Millstream Speedway. Mike Campbell Photos


Angell Park Speedway WI  Steve Meyer won thr IRA sprint car feature. Bob Cruse Photo

Say What!

"It's remarkable that I was perfect for 40 laps,It's a struggle for me to get through a heat race some days. Yesterday, we were really struggling and wondered what we were going to do. We were hoping we were going to make the top-eight and, luckily, we did. We got a good starting spot and got a clean track in front of us. I was just able to hit my marks. I actually need to thank Robert Ballou for showing me the way around the lapped cars. I think the bottom in turns three and four were going away and he started ripping the top up there." Kevin Thomas Jr said in Kokomo Smackdown victory lane Saturday

"I can't even put this into words right now, I've been so close; I can finally say 'I parked it.' Bryan (Clauson) took a lot of wins away from me, but I can say it definitely made me better. Donnie and Cody (Gentry) had this thing on a rail. I got to thank Shane (Wade) for putting me in this car. This is unreal." " CJ Leary said after taking the Amati Racing/Marion Underground Construction - Zeller Construction/DRC/Dynotech to BC's victory lane on night 2 of the Kokomo Smackdown. "

"Winning tonight means everything, We'd come to this place and race for five dollars and this was a lot of people's 'place of worship,' not even just Bryan's. But it's special to pull into victory lane and see his name there. It's hard to hold the emotions back, but there's no real need to. Every time we showed up here, you knew you had to beat him and that was something that pushed all of us to strive for greatness here. I learned from him and studied what he did here, so it's special. I'm just glad we could 'park it.' As for the rest of our weekend, I'm really confident. We've raced here a lot this year, so we've seen about every different track condition that could present itself. That's definitely beneficial, I feel like, so I feel like if we stay out of trouble, we're going to have a good shot at winning this whole deal." Kevin Thomas Jr said in Kokomo Smackdown victory lane alongside his 4J Motorsports/Franklin Equipment - CEP Concrete/DRC/Chevy.

Angell Park Speedway WI  After 40 years of trying, Kurt Mahew won his first Badger Midget feature victory, Bob Cruse Photo


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USAC Kokomo Smackdown - won by Kevin Thomas Jr      Dick Ayers  Ayers Racing Images


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Tuesday  August 30th 2016

“But Charlie, don’t forget what happened to the man who suddenly got everything he always wanted… He lived happily ever after.” Gene Wilder (Willie Wonka)



  • Photos)Weekend photos are in SpeedShotz8/30
  • USCS)The United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars keep a busy 20th anniversary tour rolling with a northeast Georgia, western South Carolina and western North Carolina triple-header in the USCS Southern Thunder Tour regional series on Labor Day weekend. On this Friday, September 2nd the series visits Lavonia Speedway in Lavonia, Georgia. On Saturday, September 3rd the USCS drivers will be making their return to Laurens County Speedway after more than a decade of absence. The weekend wraps up with their fifth visit to Tri County Racetrack in Murphy, North Carolina since Super Late Model star Ray Cook became the promoter there.USCS 8/30
  • OCRS)It was first scribbled on a napkin in a fast food restaurant. From there, it went to a thought that maybe this really could happen with the proper support. After sitting idle for a spell, it found its way into a casual conversation and before the last word was spoken, it was born. 'It' is the Ameri-Flex Challenge, a $5000 to win race that will take place this Saturday night at the Caney Valley Speedway in Caney Kansas. A full sprint car show with heat races and features is on the schedule as well, all of which is sanctioned by the Oil Capital Racing Series (OCRS). OCRS 8/30
  • Justyn Cox)Taking on the King of the West Series on Saturday night at the Petaluma Speedway, Justyn Cox would have an ‘ok’ night as he finished in the 10th spot. “We basically started and finished mid-pack,” Justyn Cox said. “The track was a little tough to pass on, so we could get racing with guys around us, but we were never able to really get moving forward.” Press Releases8/30
  • Steven Tiner)Rebounding from a frustrating night at the Johnny Key Classic a week ago, Steven Tiner returned to the Placerville Speedway on Saturday night where he would finish third during the Tribute to Al Hinds. “We had a pretty good on Saturday night, but we weren’t as good as Andy Forsberg,” Steven Tiner said. “We got up to second a few times, but just could not get by.” Press Releases8/30
  • Andy Gregg)Saturday night’s event at the Placerville Speedway would mark the end to the 2016 point season, and with that Andy Gregg hopes a strong run from ninth to fourth will put a stop to what was a very tough season at the ¼ mile speedway. Press Releases8/30
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  • Buddy Kofoid)Another double header weekend sent 14 year old Michael Kofoid to Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, California on Friday, August 26th. The Dan Simpson Racing, Gary Silva Ranches #4s was geared up and ready to go after the previous weekend’s top 10 run at the 56th Annual Johnny Key Classic. 23 Ocean Sprints set the field for the night, and Buddy started the evening by going 5th fastest on the qualifying speed charts.Press Releases8/30
  • Southern Oregon Speedway)Leading all the way from the start, Aaron Miller won the 20 lap Pennzoil Winged Sprint Car Main event Saturday night at Southern Oregon Speedway. A regular at Petaluma Speedway who hails from nearby Grants Pass, Miller fought back tears as he accepted his trophy in the post race interview. Press Releases8/30
  • Lernerville Speedway PA)All good things must come to an end. And so it was with the Fab4 Racing Fueled by Turner’s Premium Iced Teas regular season at Lernerville Speedway on Friday night as the final championship to be determined was collected by Jack Sodeman Jr. capping a tremendous season in the Peoples Natural Gas DIRTcar Sprints. Press Releases8/30
  • GLSS)The final event for the Great Lakes Super Sprints at Butler Motor Speedway on Saturday, August 27 was suppose to be run for the championship that would not be decided to the final lap. Rather, heavy rains in the morning would prove to be too much for track crews to overcome, forcing the event to be cancelled. After a couple days to try and reschedule the event to no avail, GLSS staff officially announced the end of the 2016 racing season. Press Releases8/30

Monday  August 29th 2016

If I can get Me out of the way, I can do anything. Steve Earle



  • ASCS Lucas Oil)For the 38th year, the Jackson Nationals will roar to life at the half-mile Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn. with the joining of three disciplines of Sprint Car racing as the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network teams up with the National Sprint League, and the Heartland Racing Association Non-Wing Sprints for three nights starting Friday, September 2, 2016.ASCS 8/29
  • NSL)Minnesota will host its final National Sprint League event of the season this weekend when Jackson Motorplex showcases the 38th annual AGCO Jackson Nationals. The marquee event at the half-mile oval in Jackson pays $3,000 to win on Saturday prior to Sunday's $25,000-to-win finale. National Sprint League 8/29
  • Column)"The Last Wins: Celebrating the Florida Sprint Car Racing Careers of Bryan Clauson and Steve Kinser" by Richard Golardi Florida Open Wheel8/29
  • Mark Bitner)Mr. Twister Mark Bitner brought home a 5th place finish on Saturday night at the ultra fast 5/8 mile Bridgeport Speedway. Just a little over a week ago Bitner was competing in the 360 sprint car when motor trouble ended his night while leading in the 25 lap feature event. This time Bitner returned in the Nixon owned #202. Bitner started heat race #2 in the 6th position and picked off two cars en route to a 4th place heat race finish. When draw for the invert resulted in the #2, Bitner started in the 8th position and finished in the 5th position tying for the Hard Charger on the night. Bitner will now be back in action at the New Egypt Speedway on Saturday September 3rd during the Labor Day weekend. Bitner who already has a win at the 3/8 mile New Jersey facility will be looking to park the 202 in victory lane again. Bitner knows that none of this would be possible without some great sponsors who support Bitner and his racing efforts. Special thanks go to Fall Proof, Bitner Automotive, K&N Filters, Stida Insurance, Keizer Wheels, Simpson, Manley Performance, Total Seal Rings, Powtech Powder Coating and Mach 1 Chassis. 8/29

  • Davie Franek)Davie "No Panic" Franek and the Franek Auto Sales #28f headed to the 1/2 mile speedway of Delaware International this past weekend. Franek who was looking to continue his march towards his 2nd URC points title encountered some heat race motor trouble and ultimately finishing last in the heat race. Once the 25 lap feature event was lined up on heat race finish, Franek started in the last position for the feature event. Franek who's nickname is "No Panic" has earned his name in many ways, most often by his not panicking while out front, but on Saturday night Franek earned his nickname from not panicking, pulling out the back up car and driving the #28f from the 19th starting position to a 3rd place position in just 25 laps. Franek was a man on a mission, and in doing so he lost very few points on 2nd place finisher Curt Michael in pursuit of his 2nd URC championship. Franek who won't have time to get anything freshened before this weekends URC non-points weekend will skip this weekend and focus on the next URC event on the September 10 event back at the Delaware International Speedway. 8/29
  • Justin Whittall)Justin Whittall continues to impress in his first year behind the wheel of a 360 sprint car. The young hot shoe from Vincentown NJ drove the family owned World Wide Bearings, Pioneer Auto Body #67w to a 5th place finish on Saturday night. Whittall who was making his first ever appearance at the 1/2 mile facility started in the 6th position in heat race #1. Whittall finished the 8 lap event in the 3rd position advancing 3 spots and when the "0" invert pill was drawn by heat race #1 winner Josh Weller, Whittall was slated to start in the 5th position for the 25 lap event. Whittall who continues to hold his own with men who have been racing longer than he has been alive will be looking to park the 67w in victory lane before the year is out. Whittall's next chance to park the 67w in victory lane will come in two weeks when the team will again head south to Delmar Delaware and race at the 1/2 mile facility of Delaware International Speedway. 8/29
  • Curt Michael)Curt Michael and the GEI Enterprises, Valley Forge Inc, K&N Filters 5G had a short commute this past weekend from his Ocean View Delaware home to the Delaware International Speedway located in Delmar DE. Michael who is currently sitting in the runner up spot for the 2016 URC championship points knows a place like Delaware International Speedway could be a track that he could gain some valuable points on points leader Davie Franek. Michael started in the 9th position in heat race #1 and advanced 4 positions before the 8 laps ran out. With a heads up start being used after heat race #1 winner Josh Weller pulled the "0" invert pill, Michael started in the 9th position for the 25 lap feature event. Michael drove like a man on a mission and finished in the runner up spot before running out of laps before he could mount a challenge on race winner Josh Weller. Michael's next URC points race will now be a rescheduled event at the Delaware International Speedway on Saturday night September 10th. Michael knows this is another opportunity to gain valuable points on points leader Davie Franek. Michael who runs very well in his home state will be looking to park the 5G in victory lane at the end of the night. 8/29
  • Brett Michalski)Brett Michalski and the JR Heating and Air Conditioning #73b headed south to the Delaware International Speedway on Saturday night. Michalski's only visit to the 1/2 mile speedway came late last year when he finished in the 14th position. On Saturday night Michalski lined up in the 7th position in heat race #1 and finished in the 6th position just behind 9 time URC champion Curt Michael. With a heads up start used for the feature event, Michalski lined up in the 11th position and advanced 1 position during the 25 lap feature event bringing home a 10th place finish. Michalski will skip heading to NY for a weekend off before heading back to Delaware International Speedway on Saturday September 10th. 8/29
  • Austen Wheatley)This weekend marks almost five months since Austen Wheatley has raced his sprint car. That streak is slated to end when he tackles a trio of World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series races in his home state. Wheatley is set to compete this Friday and Saturday at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., and Monday at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash. Press Releases8/29
  • Chase Johnson)Chase Johnson put together the type of performance he's been envisioning last Saturday at Petaluma Speedway. Johnson, who was the 360ci winged sprint car track champion at the track in 2012, opened the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series event by establishing a new track record and setting quick time during qualifying while piloting the Shawn and Cyndi Thomas owned sprint car. Press Releases8/29
  • Dominic Scelzi)Dominic Scelzi earned his third top 10 of the season with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series on Sunday during his debut at Nodak Speedway. Scelzi opened the event by qualifying 13th quickest before he finished where he started - fifth - in a heat race. That locked him into the 13 th starting position for the main event.
  • Donny Schatz)Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing (TSR) driver Donny Schatz continues to make World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman® Sprint Car Series history in this, his 20th season of competition with “The Greatest Show on Dirt.” Schatz completed an almost perfect weekend behind the wheel of the TSR No. 15 Bad Boy Off Road/Chevrolet Performance J&J, scoring a pair of wins in his home state of North Dakota to become the first driver in WoO history to win 20 A-Features in four consecutive seasons. Press Releases8/29
  • Seth Bergman)Seth Bergman is excited for this week's adventure. Bergman will return to Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., for the AGCO Jackson Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour on Friday and Sunday. Press Releases8/29
  • Danny Lasoski)Big Game Motorsports driver Danny Lasoski capped the 2016 season at Knoxville Raceway on the right foot last Saturday. The Muddy sponsored team had already wrapped up a second straight track championship prior to the season finale, which was a National Sprint League event. Press Releases8/29
  • Henry Van Dam)Henry Van Dam is looking for that little extra to get him over the hurdle after he finished one spot shy of reaching Victory Lane last Saturday at Grays Harbor Raceway. Press Releases8/29
  • Trey Starks)Trey Starks is heating up as the summer is winding down. Starks garnered his eighth feature victory of the season at the eighth different track - including his second in eight days - last Saturday at Castrol Raceway, where he claimed the finale of the 61st annual Gold Cup while driving for Doug Rutz at the NSA Shootout event. Press Releases8/29
  • Mark Burch Motorsports)Mark Burch Motorsports registered its ninth top-10 finish of the season last Friday at I-80 Speedway. Danny Lasoski piloted the team to a sixth-place result during the Carpetland Nebraska 360 Sprints event at the high-banked track to continue the streak of finishing in the top 10 during every 360ci winged sprint car race this season. Press Releases8/29
  • Jackson Motorplex MN)The biggest event of the season at Jackson Motorplex is on tap. The 38th annual AGCO Jackson Nationals features the National Sprint League, Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour and Heartland Racing Association this Friday through Sunday. Press Releases8/29
  • Joey Saldana)Making their way to North Dakota, Joey Saldana and Roth Motorsports would pick up two Top-10 finishes including a fifth place finish at the River Cities Speedway on Friday night. “We had some really good speed at times over the weekend, but things just didn’t seem to go our way,” Joey Saldana said. “We have quite a few short tracks to run in the next couple of weeks, so hopefully we can keep working and get this Roth Motorsports car back into victory lane.” Press Releases8/29
  • Paul McMahan)Competing in the home state of his car owners over the weekend, Paul McMahan would pick up a ninth place finish on Sunday night at the NoDak Speedway after a 12th place effort on Friday night at the River Cities Speedway. Press Releases8/29
  • Shane Stewart)Larson Marks Racing rounded out in the second leg of the northern tour this past weekend with two nights of racing. In Friday night's event at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D., Shane Stewart earned a top-10 finish. On Sunday at Nodak Speedway in Minot, N.D., Stewart was involved in some late race trouble with lapped traffic, resulting in a 17th-place finish. Press Releases8/29
  • DJ Netto)Making a splash during his first weekend of action aboard the famed Tri-C Motorsports No. 3c, DJ Netto would finish third on Friday night in Chico, CA before tallying a fifth place finish on Saturday night with the King of the West Series in Petaluma, CA. Press Releases8/29
  • Mason Moore)Saturday night at the Placerville Speedway, Mason Moore capped of an impressive regular season at the ¼ mile speedway as a second place finish in the feature event netted him his first career Placerville Speedway Track Championship. “I’m excited to win my first career championship,” Moore said. “This team gave me a great car every week, and our consistency was definitely rewarded.” Press Releases8/29
  • Andy Forsberg)Bouncing back from a tough go with the Civil War Series one week ago, Andy Forsberg and the C&M Motorsports team recorded their 11th win of the 2016 season by way of Saturday night’s Tribute to Al Hinds triumph in Placerville, CA. “The track didn’t really do what I thought it would, but my guys gave me a really good racecar and it forced me to drive a smart race,” Andy Forsberg said. Press Releases8/29
  • Josh Schneiderman)Josh Schneiderman and the Deuce Motorsports #49 team have closed the season strongly at Knoxville Raceway in Iowa. The West Burlington, Iowa native was at it again Saturday night, charging from 11th to sixth. That put Josh ninth in the final point standings for the season. That’s his best run since finishing eighth in 2010. This weekend, the team will compete with the Sprint Invaders on Sunday in Illinois at Quincy Raceways.Press Releases8/29
  • TJ Michael)For the seventh time in 2016, the “Texas Traveler” T.J. Michael earned himself a top-ten finish during Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions competition. The Arctic Cat All Star rookie contender finished eighth on Sunday evening, August 28, at the Millstream Speedway in Findlay, Ohio, qualifying for the $5,000-to-win feature program after recording the eighth fastest time during qualifying time trials, all before finishing sixth during his respective heat race. The successful qualifying time also allowed Michael to start in the evening’s Arctic Cat All Star dash where he finished sixth, his second dash appearance of the season. Press Releases8/29
  • Brent Marks)In dominating fashion, the “Myerstown Missile” Brent Marks lived up to his label during the recent weekend, scoring three consecutive podium finishes in Central Pennsylvania, two of which resulting in victory lane appearances. The back-to-back victories on August 27-28 raised his win total to four this season, surpassing his win total in 2015. Press Releases8/29
  • Danny Dietrich)Danny Dietrich ended his month of August with a pair of top-ten performances during action in Central Pennsylvania, including a podium finish at the world-famous Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night, August 26. “Double-D” drove home second at the paperclip, a perfect test session for the Gary Beam Sprint Tribute scheduled for September 2 worth $4,088. Press Releases8/29
  • Brock Zearfoss)Coinciding with the Juniata County Fair, Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania, will host four programs in eight days beginning Saturday evening, September 3, continuing a longstanding, Central Pennsylvania tradition that concludes with the annual Tuscarora 50. Brock Zearfoss, a regular competitor at the Port Royal “Speed Palace” who is also third in the championship standings, hopes to continue his successes at the ultra-fast half-mile during all four upcoming programs, continuing his search for a third career 410 sprint car victory, as well as his second at Port Royal Speedway. Press Releases8/29
  • Jack Sodeman Jr)Jack Sodeman, Jr. launched his 2016 campaign with the intent to bypass any plans to hunt for track championships - the results worked out differently. Sodeman, pilot of the familiar Glassmere Fuel, Economy Tooling, PRS Transit, Townsend Gas & Oil, Inc., Butlerbuilt, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Simpson Race Products, Triple X Race Components, No. 23JR entry, nearly dominated Western Pennsylvania 410 sprint car competition 2016, earning a total of nine main event victories between Lernerville Speedway and Mercer Raceway Park, ultimately earning track championships at both facilities. Press Releases8/29
  • Sprint Invaders)As the season winds down for the Sprint Invaders, we will head into September for our last two events. This Sunday, September 4th, we will head to Quincy Raceway in Quincy, Illinois. Ryan Jamision parked it in victory lane a couple of weeks ago for the first time this season with the SIA at 34 Raceways, with Chris Martin coming in second, extending his lead over Jarrod Schneiderman by just under 100 points. Press Releases8/29



  • URC)Josh Weller's August hot streak continued last Saturday night August 27th at the Delaware International Speedway. Weller in the family owned Victory Auto Glass #63 won for the 3rd time in the past 3 races and it was the veteran drivers 4th win overall in the 2016 season. URC 8/29
  • Marysville Raceway CA)Justin Sanders won a thrilling 25-lap sprint car main event Saturday night at Marysville Raceway but even he admitted that luck was on his side. “I got lucky,” said Sanders referring to his mid-race spin during the feature event. Sanders was in second and trying to catch leader Colby Wiesz when he began to spin around in turns one and two. As he spun, Sanders lost valuable track positions. However, just past him, William Fielding’s #3F came to a stop and brought out a yellow. Race Results 8/29
  • Column)Gaye Carmichael has World of Outlaws notes from Minot ND in Sprint Car Notes8/29
  • Badger)Kurt Mayhew scored a popular victory winning the 20-lap Mid-State Equipment/Zimbrick Chevrolet of Sun Prairie Badger Midget Racing Series feature, Sunday Night at Angell Park Speedway. Last week’s winner Jeff Zelinski jumped into the lead at the start. Zelinski was leading on Lap 5, when the events only caution appeared for a stalled car. Mayhew challenged Zelinski for the lead on the restart taking the lead on the seventh lap. Race Results 8/29
  • All Stars)Despite Mother Nature’s attempt to end the evening just after qualifying time trials, Wooster, Ohio’s Sheldon Haudenschild cruised on to score his sixth Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions victory of the 2016 season on Sunday night at Millstream Speedway, leading all 30 circuits over fellow championship contenders Chad Kemenah and Dale Blaney. Haudenschild, pilot of the Southern Pacific Farms/Finzer Farms/Haudenschild Racing/No. 93, survived six cautions, including a fuel stop, to clinch his spot in victory lane, increasing his career win total to 12 with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. All Stars 8/29


  • Brian Brown)Brian Brown and the Casey’s General Stores/FVP #21 team finished up their campaign at Knoxville Raceway Saturday with a solid second place finish. The night went well enough to also secure the second place standing in season points. This weekend, the Grain Valley, Missouri driver will be pulling double duty at the Jackson Nationals at Jackson Motorplex in Minnesota. The ASCS National main event will pay $10,000 to win, and the NSL feature winner will be awarded $25,000 in Sunday’s finales. Press Releases8/29
  • MSCS)Labor Day Weekend is not over until race drivers have had an opportunity to take the Labor Day Weekend Challenge at Tri-State Speedway. This year’s program on Sunday September 4th will be a triple header featuring the MSCS Non-Winged Sprint Cars joined by the MOWA Winged Sprint Cars, and the UMP Open Wheel Modifieds. The MOWA Sprints have been added to the schedule that night in an effort to provide a make-up date for their rain-out at the track in July. Press Releases8/29
  • World of Outlaws)The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series has partnered with Blood, Sweat and Tears (BST) Racing to bring 410 sprint car racing to El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, Colo. on Wednesday, Sept. 14. The event will be the Outlaws' first time in Colorado since 2005, and the first-ever appearance at the semi-banked quarter-mile track. DIRT/World of Outlaws8/29
  • DuQuoin State Fairgrounds IL)The deep south of the state of Illinois finds itself well represented heading into the 64th Ted Horn 100 presented by Casey’s USAC Silver Crown event at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds on Saturday night, September 3rd. The defending race winner lives just minutes from the fairgrounds while a popular former driver now sharing car owner duties with his wife has a history with the “Magic Mile” that dates back to the early 1980s. Press Releases8/29
  • Oswego Speedway NY)Budweiser Classic Week is officially underway and to help kick start the celebration a pair of Oswego Speedway race cars will be on display Tuesday evening at the east side McDonald’s located directly in front of the Speedway. Press Releases8/29

Sunday  August 28th 2016

I was handed a chocolate bar and an M-1 rifle and told to go kill Hitler. Jack Kirby



  • IRA)Steve Meyer took the lead, lost the lead and then held tenaciously onto the lead in the closing stages of the main event Sunday evening at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. One month ago the veteran racer scored top honors at Langlade County Speedway snapping a winless streak that had dated back to 2007. Meyer had no intention of having such a dry spell again. IRA 8/28
  • World of Outlaws)It took Donny Schatz until his seventh start to win at his home track of Nodak Speedway in Minot, North Dakota with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. Since that victory in 2012, he been undefeated in the Gerdau Magic City Showdown. Schatz extended his win streak at Nodak Speedway to five, after leading flag-to-flag on Sunday night at the three-eighths-mile.DIRT/World of Outlaws8/28
  • The Speedway Motors/Champion Racing Oil Central PA Sprint Cars started the week out at New Egypt Speedway in New Jersey with the Jersey Rush. Point leader Greg Hodnett came away from the Garden State with the win. Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway Aaron Ott took his 2nd point series win of the season but his first at The Grove.Speedway Motors/Champion Racing Oil Central PA 8/28
  • Millstream Speedway OH)Millstream Speedway was the setting for a tremendous night of racing on Sunday August 28th, as Tony Stewart's Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions invaded the Findlay Ohio half-mile, and the friends and family of Ron Jenkins presented the 2nd Annual Stock/Truck race honoring the former Millstream track champion. No. 93 Sheldon Haudenschild would best the field in the All Stars, with No. 11A Kyle Moore picking up the $1521 winner's share in the Jenkins Memorial feature  Race Results 8/28
  • Column)Danny Burton has Kokomo Smackdown final night notes in Hoosier Race Report 8/29
  • Skagit Speedway WA)In the final tune-up before The Greatest Show on Dirt, The World of Outlaws Craftsmen Sprint Cars show up on Friday night, Colton Heath mastered a slick Skagit Speedway to score the win on yet another round of the Dwayne Lane’s Family of Auto Centers Racing Series. Joining him in victory lane were Kelsey Carpenter, Nick Evans and Freddie Vela. Race Results 8/28
  • Ohsweken Speedway ONT)Cory Turner brought a 20 car field to the green flag for the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car main event. The Caistor Centre, Ont. driver led the opening laps while fourth starting Dylan Westbrook raced past Dain Naida for second on lap five.
  • Badlands Motor Speedway SD)360 sprints...#87 Aaron Reutzel #3 Tim Kaeding #9N Wade Nygaard #2L Logan Forler #53 Jack Dover #2D Dusty Ballenger #1H Justin Henderson #75 Tommy Barber #35 Skyler Prochaska #10J Justin Jacobsma #12 Lee Goos #429 Robby Wolfgang #12S Troy Schreurs #5 Eric Lutz #44 Chris Martin #34 Darren Orth #101 Chuck McGillivray #1 Justin Glaser #6 Carson McCarl #47 Brant O'banion #3Z Donovan Peterson #14 Jody Rosenboom #23 Brandon Bosma #25 Dylan Peterson 8/28
  • USCS)USCS Mid-South Thunder Tour regional series points leader Derek Hagar of Marion, AR raced to his seventh United Sprint Car Series 20th Anniversary Outlaw Thunder Tour Presented by K&N Filters win of the 2016 season on Saturday night at Clayhill Motorsports. Hagar battled for the lead with Jan Howard of Marion, AR in the 25-lap feature race before taking the lead for good on lap 19. USCS 8/28
  • Waynesfield Raceway Park OH)The 2016 season at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio came to an end Saturday night with all drivers running for double points, a last chance to better positions in the standings. Over 200 pack backs donated by drivers, crews, fans, employees, and sponsors were given away to school aged kids. In addition, 6 brand new bicycles also found new homes ending the 2016 season with smiles all around. Race Results 8/28
  • USAC)USAC DMA MIDGET RACE RESULTS: August 26, 2016 - Rumney, Hew Hampshire - Legion Speedway FEATURE: (25 laps) 1. Adam Pierson, 2. Josh Sunn, 3. Robert Tucker, 4. Adam Whitney, 5. Manny Dias, 6. Bob White, 7. Dean Christensen , 8. Andy Barrows, 9. Seth Carlson, 10. Jeff ChampagneUSAC 8/28
  • USAC)USAC DMA MIDGET RACE RESULTS: August 27, 2016 - Bradford, Vermont - Bear Ridge Speedway FEATURE: (25 laps) 1. Adam Pierson, 2. Robert Tucker, 3. Dean Christensen, 4. Seth Carlson, 5. Jeff Champagne, 6. Adam Whitney, 7. Andrew Barrows, 8. Jim Santa Maria, 9. Jeff Horn, 10. Ray Miller,USAC 8/28
  • Path Valley Speedway PA)#19M Brent Marks #5W Lucas Wolfe #21 Brian Monteith #22 Cole Duncan #94 Ryan Smith #16 Gerard Mcintyre #8 Billy Dietrich #5T Tyler Reeser #99 Kyle Moody #55 Mike Wagner #44H Joey Hershey #44 Rodney Westhafer #5 Justin Barger #35 Tyler Esh #21k Kyle Pruitt #6X Brad Mellott #12w Troy Fraker #25 Aaron Ott 8/28
  • ESS)Steve Poirier did what he does in Quebec as he captured yet another Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprint victory in front of the hometown fans at the Le RPM Speedway. For the St. Mathieu de Beloeil, Que., driver it was win No. 61 of his career. It was also his second consecutive at the tough quarter-mile facility. Race Results 8/28
  • Placerville Speedway CA)74 cars signed into the Placerville Speedway with hopes of putting their name on the tribute to Al Hinds win list on Saturday night, as the weekly Red Hawk Casino Championship season drew to a close. 23 Thompson’s Auto Center Winged 360 Sprint Cars signed into the pits for the season finale. Andy Forsberg and Michael Kofoid led the field to the green flag for the night’s Tribute to Al Hinds Feature. Forsberg quickly jumped to the lead as Kofoid dropped to second, which he maintained until he lost power on lap 2, bringing out the caution. Race Results 8/28
  • Wayne County Speedway OH)It was season championship night presented by Southeastern Equipment night at NAPA Wayne County Speedway Saturday night and like last week, rain stepped in to slow the program just after the 1st heat of the Fisher Performance Sprints took to the track. On the 1st lap of the race, Jamie Myers went off of turn two and flipped over the tires on the back stretch.Race Results 8/28


  • Port Royal Speedway PA)The 65th annual Labor Day Fair Classic for sprint cars is set to be staged coming up on Labor Day afternoon, September 5 at Port Royal Speedway as part of the ongoing 162nd annual Juniata County Fair. The Labor Day Classic will go 25 laps in distance for the 410 sprints, paying $4,000 to win and $325 to start. Joining the sprints on the afternoon classic card are the Central Pa Legends and the four cylinder pure stocks. Central PA8/28
  • Port Royal Speedway PA)Port Royal Speedway will kickoff the 162nd annual Juniata County Fair with the annual running of the Butch Renninger Memorial 33 sanctioned by the UFO Late Models this Saturday night, September 3 at 7 pm. The prestigious Renninger 33, run in honor of the late three-time track champion, will pay $3,300 to win, $300 to start and $33 to lead a lap in the 33-lap feature event.There will be NO time trials for the late models. Joining the UFO Late Model Renninger 33 on the program will be the 410 sprints, the econo late models and the xtreme stocks to round out the huge four-division fair kickoff racing program. Central PA8/28
  • Williams Grove Speedway PA)As part of a two-race weekend at Williams Grove Speedway over the Labor Day holiday weekend, Williams Grove will present the Billy Kimmel Memorial for 410 sprints on Sunday night, September 4 at 8 pm. The super sportsman will make a rare Williams Grove start along with the sprint cars in the Kimmel Memorial. Central PA8/28
  • Williams Grove Speedway PA)As part of the Friday, September 2 Gary Beam Tribute Race for 410 sprints at Williams Grove Speedway, the car’s most prolific pilot Todd Shaffer of Millerstown will be signing autographs in the infield prior to the event. Known as “Mr. Excitement,” Shaffer garnered Gary Beam and his wife Patty a trio of track titles at Williams Grove Speedway in 1995, 2007 and in 2009 to go along with a total. Central PA8/28
  • Williams Grove Speedway PA)Williams Grove Speedway will host the first-ever Gary Beam Tribute Race in honor of the late Williams Grove track champion car owner coming up this Friday, September 2 at 8 pm. The Beam Tribute will showcase the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars in a 25-lap main event paying a hefty $4,088 to win in honor of Beam’s famed No. 88 sprint car. Central PA8/28



  • USAC)Kevin Thomas, Jr. closed his weekend the same way it all began back on Thursday night - with his car parked in Bryan Clauson's victory lane at Kokomo Speedway. Thomas, of Cullman, Alabama, put in a masterful performance Saturday night, crafting 40 flawless laps around the ¼-mile dirt oval on his way to his 12th career USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car victory - his second at the track in the last three nights - in "Sprint Car Smackdown V." It was a sight to behold as Thomas ripped around Kokomo lap-after-lap with pristine perfection, taking the lead in the early-going from Tyler Courtney, then leading the final 35 laps to earn his first "Smackdown" championship night trophy in his 4J Motorsports/Franklin Equipment - CEP Concrete/DRC/Chevy.USAC 8/28
  • Selinsgrove Speedway PA)An area power surge damaged part of Selinsgrove Speedway’s electrical system Saturday night and forced track officials to postpone the five feature events. A makeup date for the features only will be announced soon. PPL Electric technicians were dispatched to the speedway and determined the issue was not a “quick fix.” Power outages were also reported in surrounding communities. Central PA8/28
  • ARDC)Ryan Greth has been fast, real fast all season long. Weather it would be with ARDC or with the USAC National Midget tour, Greth has opened eyes with his ability to wheel a midget. Although the Hyper Racing, WSL inc. number four has been fast, the results have not shown that. Blown motors, flat tires, crashes and numerous other mechanical failures have been the norm for the team. That would change Saturday night at Susquehanna Speedway as Greth would take advantage of a front row starting spot and lead all twenty laps to take his first Auto Bahn Indoor Speedway ARDC presented by Hoosier Tire Mid Atlantic win of the season. Race Results 8/28
  • SSO)Current series point leader Andy Shouse started on the pole and held off a last lap challenge by Jake Martens to win his first Sprint Series of Oklahoma IMCA Racesaver Sprint Car feature of the season Saturday night at Brill Motor Speedway in Meeker, Oklahoma during the running of the inaugural “Pat Suchy Memorial.” Race Results 8/28
  • Badger)Series points Brandon Waelti won the 25-lap “Bill Waite Jr. Memorial”, Mid-State Equipment/Zimbrick Chevrolet of Sun Prairie Badger Midget Racing Series feature, Saturday Night at LaSalle Speedway. Polesitter Aaron Schuck led the initial seven laps in Badger’s first event at the track, in over nineteen years. Race Results 8/28
  • Susquehanna Speedway PA)Winning Super Sportsman features was a common occurrence for Frankie Herr for many years. However, when Herr sold his operation several seasons ago and went part-time in the division with car owner Bill Devine, the starts and wins were few and far between. Central PA8/28



  • Waynesfield Raceway Park OH)Championship Showdown RACE RESULTS Non Wings - Satellite Connections Heat 1 (8 Laps) 1. 54-Matt Westfall[3] ; 2. 24L-Lee Underwood[2] ; 3. 23S-Kyle Simon[5] ; 4. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[4] ; 5. 71C-Barney Craig[6] ; 6. 9N-Luke Hall[1] ; 7. 69r-Mike Miller[7] Heat 2 (8 Laps) 1. 87-Paul Dues[4] ; 2. 5A-Toby Alfrey[5] ; 3. 0-Steve Irwin [2] ; 4. 21-Travis Hery[6] ; 5. 17-Kevin Myers[1] ; 6. 63-Huston Hewitt[3] A-Main 1 (25 Laps) 1. 9N-Luke Hall[11] ; 2. 23S-Kyle Simon[4] ; 3. 21-Travis Hery[1] ; 4. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[2] ; 5. 54-Matt Westfall[8] ; 6. 24L-Lee Underwood[6] ; 7. 0-Steve Irwin [3] ; 8. 69r-Mike Miller[13] ; 9. 71C-Barney Craig[9] ; 10. 17-Kevin Myers[10] ; 11. 63-Huston Hewitt[12] ; 12. 5A-Toby Alfrey[5] ; 13. 87-Paul Dues[7] 8/28
  • Photos)Dick Ayers photos from USAC Kokomo Smackdown final night are in SpeedShotz8/28
  • USAC)USAC IMRA MIDGET SERIES RACE RESULTS: August 27, 2016 - Burlington, Iowa - 34 Raceway - "Pepsi Season Championship" FEATURE: (15 laps) 1. Hunter Lane, 2. Broc Hunnell, 3. Jeff Mallonee, 4. Dillon Morley, 5. Jake Sollenberger, 6. Travis Pence, 7. Kendra Leer, 8. Jason Goble, 9. John Springer, 10. Gedd RossUSAC 8/28
  • Placerville Speedway CA)360 sprints...#7C Andy Forsberg #x1 Mason Moore #94 Steven Tiner #16 Andy Gregg #45 Jake Morgan #77 Mike Benson #74 Colton Hardy #98 Chris Masters #4sa Greg DeCaires #1T Billy Butler #58 Matt Barber8/28
  • Marysville Raceway CA)360 sprints...#18 Justin Sanders #21 Colby Wiesz #9L Cody Lamar #88 Brad Bumgarner #49 Mike Monahan #14H Heath Hall #6W Billy Wallace #9 Dustin Freitas #2B Jeremy Burt #3F William Fielding #71L Korey Lovell #15 Pat Harvey Jr. #16 Jimmy Steward #97 Cortney Dozier #7N Dyllan Ogden #60 Scott Clough #4X Raquel Hall #11S Robert Stice #95 Brandon Dozier #25F Alex Schutte #83M Mike Stallings 8/28
  • WAR)Taking over leader Terry Babb on lap nine, Korey Weyant went to his fourth Boss Chassis WAR Series win of the season at Springfield Raceway Saturday night. Babb led the field to the green flag as he was heavily pressured by outside starter Layne Himebaugh on the original start. Before a lap was in the books, the yellow would come out for Steve Mahannah who spun in turn one. Babb again would set the pace with Himebaugh in second and Weyant in third.  Race Results 8/28
  • All Stars)“Downtown” Danny Holtgraver nearly dominated Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions competition on Saturday night at the Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, Indiana, leading all 40 circuits to capture his third Arctic Cat All Star victory of the 2016 season, as well as the first Arctic Cat All Star victory at Brownstown Speedway since June of 1999. All Stars8/28
  • St Francois County Raceway MO)Joey Montgomery  Tommy Worley Jr  Tim Montgomery 8/28
  • IRA/MOWA)Last weekend the teams of the Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint survived a grueling three-race weekend, they ran the gauntlet of back to back events at Wilmot Raceway and an epic joining of forces with the World of Outlaws at Angell Park Speedway. This weekend the pressure continues as the title chase will rage on at a pair of joint sanctioned contests presented by the Bumper to Bumper IRA Sprints and the Midwest Open Wheel Associations. IRA 8/28
  • ARDC)Susquehanna Speedway PA...#4 Ryan Greth #5 Alex Bright #14 Trevor Kobylarz #46 Brett Arndt.8/28
  • BOSS)Chillicothe OH...Kody Swanson, Tony Main, Dallas Hewitt, Todd Kane. 8/28
  • ESS)Steve Poirier wins a Le RPM over Chuck Hebing and Jeff Cook 8/28
  • URC)Josh Weller wins at Delmar DE. 8/28
  • Castrol Raceway ALB)Trey Starks earned his first career international victory on Saturday at Castrol Raceway, where he pocketed the $4,000 top prize for capturing the 61st annual Jim Albert Memorial Gold Cup. Race Results 8/28
  • Dodge City Raceway Park KS)Tyler Knight raced to his first Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Car win of the year Saturday night atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park as Kaleb Roach pocketed the $1,000 winner’s share in the Third Annual Sport Modified Mayhem event. Race Results 8/28
  • USAC/CRA)AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR SERIES RACE RESULTS: August 27, 2016 – Perris, California – Perris Auto Speedway – “California Racers Hall of Fame Night”FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Damion Gardner, 2. Brody Roa, 3. Jake Swanson, 4. Ronnie Gardner, 5. Austin Williams, 6. Richard Vander Weerd, 7. Cody Williams, 8. Mike Spencer, 9. Max Adams, 10. Jeremy Ellertson,USAC 8/28
  • Mercer Raceway Park PA)Jack Sodeman, Jr. won the final feature for the 4 Your Car Connection 410 Sprint Cars and, with it came his third track championship, and second one in a row. Last week, Sodeman said that he was going to go for the win and that he would let the points take care of themselves. Well, the points did just that, as Sodeman claimed the title simply by pulling his pill upon arrival at the speedway, as the show-up points were enough to put him over the top. Race Results 8/28
  • Bridgeport Speedway NJ)TSRS 305...Rick Steif Jeff Geiges Chris Allen Eddie Wagner Mark Bitner Tim Tanner, Jr Mike Haggenbottom Stef Carberry Tommy Carberry Kyle Purks Scott Frack Bryant Davis Joe Lord David Bonner Mike Kostic Douglas Snow Logan Diehl Doug Suiter Samantha Lieberman 8/28
  • Port Royal Speedway PA)One week after the Jonestown Jet Brock Zearfoss won the sprint car main at Port Royal Speedway, the Myerstown Missile Brent Marks came in for a landing in victory lane, scoring his second oval checkers of the year, worth $3,200 in a flag to flag performance. Central PA8/28
  • 34 Raceway IA)305 Sprints...1 1 7A Jarrod Schneiderman 2 10 27 John Schulz 3 2 83 Dave Getchell 4 7 13 Brayden Gaylord 5 11 84 Ben Wagoner 6 12 4 Bailey Goldesberry 7 5 58 Andy Krieger 8 3 7 Nick Guernsey 9 13 09 Andrew Genkinger 10 9 50P Harold Pohren 11 6 81 Tanner Gebhardt 12 8 17 Shane Quam 13 4 71 Nathan Murders
  • Riverside Int Speedway AR)305 Sprints...1 4 X1 Eddie Gallagher 2 3 8S Bj Simmerman 3 7 59 Brad Bowden 4 6 67 Hayden Martin 5 13 19JR Terrell Hughes 6 11 25 Tyler Whatley 7 17 14 Ryan Roy 8 10 3G Paxton Gregory 9 15 72K Richard Kahler 10 14 24C Kenny Coke 11 8 10K Dewayne White 12 2 26 Brian Bell 13 5 38J Cody Howard 14 9 11B Tyler Horn 15 1 55 Donnny Howard 16 12 24S Nathan Brown 17 16 18 Keith Mayes 8/28
  • Nebraska 360)Jefferson SD... A Feature 1 (1-8) 1-J.Dover 2-J.Boston 3-S.Brahmer 4-C.Ledger 5-D.Ballenge 6-R.Roberts 7-C.McCarl 8-J.Jacobsma8/28
  • Eagle Raceway NE)#5X Jason Martin #12 Tyler Drueke #35 Trevor Grossenbacher #20P Shon Pointer #1B Brandon Horton #7KX Toby Chapman #1R Matt Richards #100 Clint Benson #1 Doug Lovegrove #00 Gregg Bolte #14 Joey Danley #4W Nate Weiler #20 Tim Hilfiker #52 Nick Bryan #22D Dan Nekolite #4U Dwight Carter #14G Gene Ackland #03 Shayle Bade #8G Jimmy Grasso 8/28
  • Badlands Motor Speedway SD)#13 Mark Dobmeier #87 Aaron Reutzel #17A Austin McCarl #1H Justin Henderson #21K Thomas Kennedy #9X Paul Nienhiser #3 Tim Kaeding #12 Lynton Jeffrey #82 Dusty Zomer #14 Jody Rosenboom #4W Matt Wasmund #24 Terry McCarl #2L Logan Forler #44 Chris Martin #25 Dylan Peterson #09 Matt Juhl #8 Casey Mack #17B Ryan Bickett #9N Wade Nygaard #8BALL Jack Croaker #15 Joe Riedel #47 Brant O'banion #4X Eric Schulz #22 Todd King8/28
  • URSS)Belleville KS...#20 Luke Cranston #98 JD Johnson #911 Ty Williams #21r Jeff Radcliffe #2j Zach Blurton #97 Brian Herbert #12 Darren Berry #74t Howard Van Dyke #33k Aaron Ploussard #50 Jed Werner 8/28
  • King of the West)Petaluma CA...#22 Shane Golobic #0 Bud Kaeding #00x Cory Eliason #68 Chase Johnson #3c DJ Netto #21x Kyle Hirst #00 Jason Statler #5v Colby Copeland #29 Willie Croft #31c Justyn Cox #98 Sean Watts #37 Mitchell Faccinto #11au Toby Bellbowen #29r Riley Matson #1v Jake Haulot #12j John Clark #91c Shawn Conde #12 Jarrett Soares #42x Herman Klein #9n Joe Stornetta #44 Geoff Ensign8/28
  • Grays Harbor Raceway WA)#91 Chase Goetz #33V Henry Van Dam #9R Reese Goetz #33S Lance Sargent #22R Mike Romig #97R Jason Reed #15R Jake Gilman #15 Jeff Dunlap #8x John Stewart #0J Jay Cole #89 Sterling Kane #26f Shane Forte 8/28
  • Lincoln Speedway PA)Jim Siegel picked up his first win of the year and became the 15th different winner in 20 races in the 25-lap feature at Lincoln Speedway Saturday night. Handicapping placed Siegel fourth for the start and he drove into the runner-up spot by the end of the first lap. Central PA8/28
  • Knoxville Raceway IA)Three 2016 Lucas Oil Knoxville Championship Cup Series champions proved why they are on top of the heap, making history Saturday at Pizza Hut Season Championship Night at the Knoxville Raceway! 410 champion, Danny Lasoski, 360 champ, Clint Garner, and 305 titlist Christian Bowman emerged victorious not only in the season point standings, but on the racetrack. It was the first time that season champions had swept the feature events on the final night of the season. BillW's Knoxville News 8/28
  • Pushin The Cushion) Racesaver 305 highlights from Bloomington Speedway on August 26, 2016 8/28
  • Bloomington Speedway IN)Racesaver Sprints A Main finish (St) 1)23d-Dakota Jackson (5) 2)100-Luke Bland (1) 3)14-Ethan Barrow (17) 4)7f-Ethan Fleetwood (4) 5)77-Ryan Tusing (8) 6)56-Jared Fox (2) 7)30t-Mike Terry Jr. (9) 8)75d-Dickie Gaines (6) 9)22t-Sondi Eden (14) 10)35-Tony Anderson (12) 11)22-Tyler Waltz (3) 12)45e-Eric Perrott (10) 13)5-Terry Arthur (11) 14)7-James Dugan (16) 15)9-Dan Hurst (15) 16)29e-Erik Spaulding (13) 8/28
  • NSL)Danny Lasoski has built the largest lead of the National Sprint League season for a points leader thanks to his third triumph of the year on Saturday night at Knoxville Raceway. Lasoski now owns a 128-point advantage over Craig Dollansky in the championship standings with only six points-paying events remaining this season. National Sprint League 8/28
  • USAC)USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE RESULTS: August 27, 2016 - Kokomo, Indiana - Kokomo Speedway - "Sprint Car Smackdown V"  FEATURE: (40 laps) 1. Kevin Thomas Jr., 2. Chad Boespflug, 3. Chris Windom, 4. Dave Darland, 5. Kyle Cummins, 6. Justin Grant, 7. Tyler Courtney, 8. Brady Bacon, 9. C.J. Leary, 10. Tyler ThomasUSAC 8/28
  • OCRS)The past month has been a little frustrating for Zach Chappell. Engine problems resulted in some disappointing finishes and it eventually cost him the Ameri-Flex / OCRS points lead. But those problems might be in the past now. Chappell drove his Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories / EW Equipment World / DSO Racing Engines / Maxim sprinter into the lead near the halfway point and pulled away to win his second Ameri-Flex / OCRS feature of the season Friday during the Harold Leep Classic presented by Suchy Transmissions at Outlaw Motor Speedway. In the process, Chappell earned over $2300 for his efforts. OCRS 8/28
  • FAST/GLSS)Canceled at Quincy MI 8/28
  • Selinsgrove Speedway PA)The power went out during the show and canceled racing. 8/28

Saturday  August 27th 2016

My friends call me Keith, but you can call me John. Keith Moon



  • Column)Gaye Carmichael has World of Outlaws notes from Grand Forks ND in Sprint Car Notes8/27
  • Column)Danny Burton has Kokomo Smackdown night 2 notes in Hoosier Race Report 8/27
  • ESS)Dale Gosselin drove the best race of his career on Friday night at Autodrome Granby to score his first ever Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprint A-Main feature victory. The St. Pie, Que, driver was challenged throughout the 25-lap affair, but he maintained his composure and more importantly the lead. Race Results 8/27
  • USAC)Patience is a virtue and, over the last five seasons, no one has exhibited that more than C.J. Leary. After watching five other drivers notch their first series victories this season, it was C.J.'s turn Friday night as he held off multiple mid-race challenges, then cruised his way to victory lane for his first career USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car victory on night two of "Sprint Car Smackdown V" at Kokomo Speedway.USAC8/27


  • USAC)Rain forced cancellation of Saturday night's USAC Eastern Midget race at Caraway Speedway.8/28
  • Riverside Int Speedway AR)RACING TONIGHT, WEATHERMAN IS COOPERATING AND WEATHER LOOKS GOOD!! Tonight's classes (8/27): Memphis Car Audio 305 Wing Sprint, Pull A Part Late Models, G & S Electric Modifieds, Black Oak Gin 600 Minisprints, and Parts Plus Riverside Stocks (Craig Guy Stock Special). Admission Prices: 12 and Up Adult General Admission - $12; 6-11 $5; Under 5 free; Pit Passes $25. Everyone come for thrills, chills, and spills. Racing begins at 7:30. Gates Open at 6 and Hot Laps at 6:30. See you at Riverside. The place to be on Saturday Night!! 8/27
  • Pat Cannon)It's been one of the toughest seasons in Pat Cannon's racing career. So much so, it was time to make a change. Cannon suffered a broken ankle at Williams Grove Speedway in June and hasn't been in a racecar since. The recuperation process has been slow, and it appears he will be out the rest of the season. 8/27
  • ASCS Red River)Heavy rains over the course of Friday night have proven too much for the Superbowl Speedway as track officials have made the call to cancel events for Saturday, August 27, 2016 with the American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Red River Region presented by Smiley's Racing Products. Racing for the American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Red River Region presented by Smiley's Racing Products resumes on Saturday, September 10 at the Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track. For continued updates on the American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Red River Region presented by Smiley's Racing Products, log onto
  • Devils Bowl Speedway TX)Races are rained out tonight. 8/27
  • DuQuoin State Fair IL)This Labor Day weekend marks the 70th birthday for automobile racing on the famed “Magic Mile” at the picturesque DuQuoin State Fairgrounds in southern Illinois. A hall of fame roster of drivers have seen action on the DuQuoin clay which has produced some of the most famous and infamous moments in American auto racing. Press Releases8/27
  • Fremont Speedway OH)Bringing sprint car racing back to the Sandusky County Fair was a big hit among the fans – old and new – and race teams. The Aug. 23 event at the historic Fremont Speedway marked the first time sine 1976 that sprint cars competed during the fair. And the success of the event could lead to further races during the fair. The return of sprint car racing helped create a record attendance for the opening of the 164th Sandusky County Fair. The racing not only drew a huge crowd, but 37 sprint cars, one of the largest fields of 305 sprints in Ohio all season long. Press Releases8/27
  • Paulie Colagiovanni)Paulie Colagiovanni and the All Star Performance, Donath Motor Worx #10 team rolled north this weekend crossing over into Canada for a weekend double header starting off on Friday night August 26th at the Autodrome Granby Speedway. Colagiovanni started in the 6th position in heat race #2, and an unpredictable track surface sent the #10 car to the 7th finishing position and sending Colagiovanni into the B-Main. Colagiovanni started the B-Main and easily advanced into the 25 lap A-Main event paying $2,000 to win and $500 to start. In the feature event, Colagiovanni started in the 19th position and brought home the 10 into the 14th position advancing 5 positions during the 25 lap event. Colagiovanni and the #10 crew will have less than 24 hours turn around time before heading into the 2nd night of the weekend double header at the Le RPM Speedway for a chance at another $2,000 to win event. 8/27
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  • Ocean Speedway CA)#17 Justin Sanders #4S Buddy Kofoid #92 Kyler Shaw #2 Brad Furr #72W Kurt Nelson #22 Shane Golobic #56 Ryan Bernal #83 Ryan Robinson #69 Brent Kaeding #9J Dustin Golobic #91C Shawn Conde #58 Jerry Bonnema #88 Koen Shaw #10 Anthony Simone #99 Wayne Katen #34 Darrell Taylor #7 Nick Ringo Jr #74 Colton Hardy #33 Lucas Ashe #81D Dalton Hill #74T Tyler Leasvey8/27
  • Silver Dollar Speedway CA)#0 Bud Kaeding #77 Kyle Hirst #3c D.J. Netto #22 Mason Moore #75 Sean Becker #45 Jake Morgan #00 Braedon Enos #M21 Kalib Henry #11AU Toby Bellbowen #21 Michael Ing #19 Chase Majdic #92 Andy Forsberg8/27
  • Castrol Raceway ALB)Kelly Miller claimed Round 3 of the NSA Shootout on Friday during the opening night of the 61st annual Jim Albert Memorial Gold Cup at Castrol Raceway. Miller took the lead from polesitter Travis Rilat on Lap 4 and maintained the top spot despite a slew of cautions for the triumph. Race Results 8/27
  • Photos)Dick Ayers photos from USAC Kokomo Smackdown night 2 are in SpeedShotz8/27

Friday  August 26th 2016

Bryan Clauson was a champion on and off the track—a decorated sprint car driver and a friend to all who knew him. In his final act of generosity, Bryan saved five lives and will heal dozens more through organ and tissue donation. As a registered organ donor, Bryan pledged to help the 120,000+ Americans waiting for a life-saving transplant. We invite you to join Bryan in this fight by registering to become an organ, tissue and eye donor as part of the Race to Save Lives campaign. To register, click the above image. Thank you for being a part of Bryan’s legacy.



  • World of Outlaws)Donny Schatz scored a pair of sweeps on Friday night with the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series at River Cities Speedway in his home state of North Dakota. First, he completed a clean sweep of the night, setting fast time, winning a heat race, winning the dash and winning the 40-lap A-Feature. Second, he completed a sweep of both legs of the Gerdau Northern Tour at River Cities Speedway for 2016.DIRT/World of Outlaws8/26
  • Trail Way Speedway PA)Steve Owings made a late-race pass under Seth Kearchner to score his third win of the year in Friday night’s 25-lap “358” sprint car feature at Trail-Way Speedway. Central PA 8/26
  • Nebraska 360)Greenwood NE...#13V Seth Brahmer #35L Cody Ledger #53 Jack Dover #82 Jordan Boston #81 Stu Snyder #1M Danny Lasoski 8/26
  • Jackson Motorplex MN)Mike Stien is the first official track champion of the season at Jackson Motorplex as he claimed the Liquid Nitro IMCA 305 Sprint Cars 305 title on Friday during Livewire Printing and Pizza Ranch Night. Chris Martin, Tyler Thompson and Alex Schriever were the feature winners of the night at the half-mile oval.  Race Results 8/26
  • ESS)Granby Que...#3G Dale Gosselin #61 Parker Evans #87 Jason Barney #123 Yan Bilodeau #55V Alex Vigneault #28FM Steve Poirier #19K Paul Kinney #25 Michael Parent #10 Jeff Cook #24 Devin Caron #75 Tommy Wickham #10C Paulie Colagiovanni #99 Tim Axton #90 Matt Tanner #51L Lee Ladouceur #33 Brandon Kidd #8B Alain Bergeron #2 Dave Axton #11J Chris Jones #45 Chuck Hebing #53 Shawn Donath #88C Chad Miller 8/26
  • Lernerville Speedway PA)Brandon Spithaler inherited the lead midrace when Danny Shetler flipped off turn two and had to fend off a late charge by Carl Bowser to win his second Peoples Natural Gas DIRTcar Sprint feature of the season. By virtue of his heat race win and taking the green flag in the feature, Jack Sodeman Jr. joined his Hall of Fame father as a Lernerville Sprint Champion. While the title was secured, Sodeman raced hard to a fourth place finish. Race Results 8/26
  • Williams Grove Speedway PA)Aaron Ott wired the field from the pole for the 410 sprint car feature win at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night, holding off Danny Dietrich for the victory in a fast paced 25-lap main event. In the 358 sprint main it was Matt Campbell claiming his first feature win of the season and third overall of his career at the oval. Central PA8/26
  • Attica Raceway Park OH)Sometimes a crash in racing can benefit a race team. Such is the case for Gibsonburg, Ohio’s Stuart Brubaker and the Burmeister Racing team. Last week Brubaker was involved in a crash in his heat. And while the crew made repairs and he raced in the feature, the chassis was bent. The team put together an old car from last year that had been repaired, and carried Brubaker to his first 410 sprint feature win of the year Friday at Attica Raceway Park. Brubaker would lead all 30 laps for his fifth career win at Attica but it wasn’t easy as he had to survive a one lap sprint to the checkers after a red on the last lap on Kistler Racing Products/Custom Chrome Plating Night. Race Results 8/26
  • Ohsweken Speedway ONT)#47x Dylan Westbrook #97 Cory Turner #27z Stan Zanchin #17x Dain Naida #1-10 Jake Brown #14h Jim Huppunen #11 Jamie Turner #81 Derek Johnathon #0 Glenn Styres #38 Tyler Hendricks #10b Mitch Brown #33k Kyle Patrick #6 Curtis Gartley #77x Alex Hill #9 Steve Lyons #2w Lee Winger #31 John Burbridge #91 Ryan Turner 8/26
  • USAC)USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE RESULTS: August 26, 2016 - Kokomo, Indiana - Kokomo Speedway - "Sprint Car Smackdown V" (Night Two)  FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. C.J. Leary, 2. Thomas Meseraull, 3. Tyler Courtney, 4. Shane Cottle, 5. Chad Boespflug, 6. Chris Windom, 7. Jarett Andretti, 8. Justin Grant, 9. Logan Jarrett, 10. Robert Ballou  USAC8/26
  • GLSS)Manistee MI...#2M Dustin Daggett #57 Mike Dunlap #23G Joe Geibe #67 Chris Durand #3A Mike Astrauskas #89 Chris Pobanz #84 Kyle Poortenga #37 Noah Dunlap #8 Justin Ward #35 Mark Strpko #31A Tanner Astraukaus #24 Eric Smith #18 D.J. Lamance 8/26



  • IMCA)IMCA EMI RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Andy Shouse, Mustang, Okla., 764; 2. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 758; 3. Michael Stien, Ceylon, Minn., 756; 4. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 748; 5. Jason Martin, Lincoln, Neb., and Clint Benson, Papillion, Neb., both 743; 7. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 740; 8. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 727; 9. Colin Smith, Sheldon, Iowa, 721; 10. Raven Culp, Mesquite, Texas, 716Press Releases8/26
  • Northline Speedway AU)The Northern Territory Open Sprintcar Title opener at Darwin’s Roller Door Services NT Northline Speedway last night resulted in local Chace Karpenko continuing his winning ways and take out the preliminary feature race. Over a distance of 20 laps, the preliminary feature race saw Karpenko, who had showed his class to take out last Saturday night’s Pope 65 Bob Ekins Memorial and started last night’s preliminary feature race from the outside of the front row, managed to come out on top in an early battle with pole sitter and fellow local Jason McIver, to lead the entire distance and score back-to-back wins. Press Releases8/26
  • Aaron Reutzel)Reigning Lucas Oil ASCS National champion Aaron Reutzel is set for another weekend of action in the Dakotas after racing to a top-ten finish in last Sunday night’s Rock & Roll Gold Cup finale at the Badlands Motor Speedway in Brandon, SD. Press Releases8/26
  • SOD)Racing Awareness associates and families are invited as guests of Engine Pro and Crystal Motor Speedway to the Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP Nitro Black Mike Olrich Memorial Race on Saturday, September 3rd. The memorial race is not only the most prestigious event and final race of the Sprints On Dirt season, but also the championship race of the Beyond Limits Challenge five-race mini-series sponsored by MAHLE/Clevite. Press Releases8/26
  • Dodge City Raceway Park KS)Two more nights is all that remains of the 2016 racing season at Dodge City Raceway Park. All five championship chase divisions hit the track Saturday night with a $1,000 winner’s share up for grabs in the Third Annual Sport Modified Mayhem event. From there, all that remains Fourth Annual Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship event on Saturday night, September 24. Press Releases8/26
  • Hills Racing Team)Alex Hill and her #77x Sprint Car team will be back at Ohsweken Speedway this weekend, as they continue to gear up the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals next month. Alex's first Knoxville 360 Nationals attempt had a few hiccups, but she gained more valuable experience at the famed Knoxville Raceway. Following her Iowa adventure, Alex returned home to race at Ohsweken Speedway last Friday, and meet lots of great fans during the autograph night festivities. Press Releases8/26
  • WAR)The BOSS Chassis WAR Sprint Car Series readies for the eighteenth round of competition at Springfield Raceway in Springfield, Missouri Saturday, August 27, 2016. In preparation, the stats have once again been compiled, and the series has surpassed expectations as the end of WAR's racing season approaches. Press Releases8/26
  • Atlantic City NJ)Tickets for the 15th Annual Gamblers’ Classic Atlantic City Indoor Three Quarter (TQ) Midget Auto Races are set to go on sale Thursday, September 1 at 10 a.m. The two day event, which will wrap up the 2016-2016 Indoor Racing Championship Series fueled by VP Racing Fuel, will be held inside the famous Boardwalk Hall on Friday and Saturday, January 27th and 28th. The program will feature three divisions of racing action including the very fast TQ Midgets, Slingshots and Sr. Champ Karts. Press Releases8/26
  • Oswego Speedway NY)A popular Budweiser International Classic Weekend bonus will return in 2016 after a several year absence, as the drivers running second during each lap of next Sunday’s Budweiser International Classic 200 will receive a 6-pack of Budweiser beer from Eagle Beverage. Press Releases8/26



  • Column)Danny Burton has Kokomo Smackdown night 1 notes in Hoosier Race Report 8/26
  • USAC)Kevin Thomas, Jr. stormed out of the gates on the opening lap and never looked back as he completely dominated all 30 laps to win Thursday night's "Sprint Car Smackdown V" USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship opener at Kokomo Speedway. The victory was an emotional one for the Cullman, Alabama native as he became the first driver to roll onto the newly-redesigned victory lane adorned with the late Bryan Clauson's "BC" logo and, underneath, the words "Parked It" - a phrase that had become synonymous with Clauson throughout his legendary career. USAC8/26
  • EWSC WI)In racing action, Brandon McMullen of Plymouth collected his first EWSC Sprint Car A main victory of the season at Manitowoc and fourth overall main event triumph of the 2016 campaign. Race Results 8/26


  • Antioch Speedway CA)The All Star Series Winged 360 Sprint Car division is coming off of one of its better nights at Antioch Speedway last Saturday night. There was lots of action during the course of the 20 lap race, and it would shake up the point battle even more heading into this Saturday night's pivotal event. Antioch Speedway has built up a reputation for being a place for the up and coming Sprint Car drivers to come out and get good track time while competing for $1,200 to win each Main Event. With neighboring Petaluma Speedway dark for the week, a few of their competitors came to town. Among them was second ranked Petaluma Speedway competitor Riley Manson. Matson became the ninth different feature winner in 11 races at Antioch.Sprint Car Championship Battle Heats Up At Antioch Speedway Press Releases8/26
  • Extreme Sprint Car Triple Crown)The Pacific Northwest will be receiving a brand new mini-series for a three-race deal. The events will take place over the course of three consecutive Saturdays and will be at three different race tracks. The man responsible for putting this deal together is Dave Hibbard of Dave’s Carpet & Vinyl Liquidators, which so happens to be the title sponsor. Press Releases8/26
  • Team Turner Racing)The Team Turner Racing Sprint Car drivers finally got some racing in last weekend, following two weeks of rain-plagued events. This Friday they're ready to host their annual TTR Corn Roast! Jamie Turner and sons Cory and Ryan got back on track last Friday at Ohsweken Speedway. Ryan started 12th in the A-Feature, with Cory starting behind him in 13th, and Jamie coming out of the B-Feature to start 20th. Press Releases8/26

Thursday  August 25th 2016

I like to approach every day like it's the only day I will ever have. Gene Simmons



  • USAC)USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE RESULTS: August 25, 2016 - Kokomo, Indiana - Kokomo Speedway - "Sprint Car Smackdown V" FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Kevin Thomas Jr., 2. Chris Windom, 3. Dave Darland, 4. Chase Stockon, 5. Justin Grant, 6. Robert Ballou, 7. Brady Bacon, 8. Thomas Meseraull, 9. Tyler Courtney, 10. C.J. LearyUSAC8/25
  • Photos)Dick Ayers photos from USAC Kokomo Smack Down night 1 are in SpeedShotz8/25


  • NCRA)Officials with the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products have announced the two-day show scheduled for Butler County Speedway in Rising City, Nebraska on Friday and Saturday night, October 15-16, for the series sprint car division has been cancelled. This cancellation means just three events left for the tour for the 2016 race season with the next event slated for Saturday night, September 3, at 81 Speedway in Park City.8/25
  • Mark Dobmeier)Racing both the wing and non-wing programs at Badlands Motor Speedway’s Gold Cup kept Mark Dobmeier and the Jimco Racing/Polaris #13 team hopping all weekend. The result was a success, with the Grand Forks, North Dakota driver finishing third and fifth in the wing portions and 13th in the finale without the wing. This weekend is a big one, as the World of Outlaws visit Mark’s hometown River Cities Speedway Friday. The team will be back maintaining their point lead Saturday night at Badlands. Press Releases8/25
  • Josh Schneiderman)Josh Schneiderman and the Deuce Motorsports #49 team spent the weekend with the Sprint Invaders in Southeast Iowa. The result was a top five at Lee County Speedway in Donnellson and a run from 11th to seventh at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa. This weekend will see Season Championship Night at the Knoxville Raceway. Josh is currently ninth in the point race. Press Releases8/25
  • Minot ND/SLS Promotions)The 2016 season marks the 20th year that Donny Schatz has been on the road with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. To celebrate this special occasion, Schatz will be signing commemorative posters this Sunday, August 28, at the “Carousel Pub” under the grandstands at Nodak Speedway in his hometown of Minot, North Dakota from 3:00-5:00 p.m., prior to that night’s racing event for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. Press Releases8/25
  • Party At The Path)The 410 Sprint Cars and 600cc Micro Sprints invade the ¼-mile Path Valley Speedway this coming Sunday, August 28 for the second round of Fred Rahmer Promotions Party at the Path spectaculars. The region’s top Sprint Car drivers have made their intentions known to claim the victory and ‘Take Fred Rahmer’s Money.” Confirmed drivers include: Greg Hodnett – the most recent Party at the Path winner; Brent Marks, who finished third at the Speedweek event; popular sprint car driver, Danny Dietrich aboard the GKR No. 48 machine; Aaron Ott, who timed second quick during PA Speedweek; and Lucas Wolfe piloting the Zemco Tool & Die No. 1 machine. joins the FRP team offering a $500 Underdog bonus to the highest finishing under-financed race team. Competitors must register to compete for the bonus at the Path Valley pit office on Sunday, August 28. FRP team members will determine and indicate eligibility. The 410 Sprint Cars will compete in Time Trials, Qualifying Heat Races, and a 40-lap feature event. Press Releases8/25
  • Column)Pat & Bruce Eckel have notes from Central PA in A Typical Weekend8/25
  • Knoxville Raceway IA)The Knoxville Racing Charitable Organization (KRCO) has partnered with Motorsports Safety Education Foundation (MSEF), to provide Lifesquare, an advanced technological safety application, for all weekly Knoxville Raceway drivers and those who participated in the Arnold Motor Supply 360 Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank and in the 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores. KRCO has covered the cost of the application for all drivers, as well as all Knoxville Raceway officials. Press Releases8/25
  • Shane Stewart)SECOND LEG OF THE NORTHERN TOUR: The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series heads back to North Dakota this weekend for two nights of racing. Larson Marks Racing will be at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks on Friday and Nodak Speedway in Minot on Sunday. Press Releases8/25
  • Ohsweken Speedway ONT)Ohsweken Speedway’s 21st season of racing continues this Friday, August 26 when Durnin Motors presents Motorcycle Night, and the rescheduled Art Hill Memorial 42. Calling all motorcyclists! All riders who show a valid “M” licence at the front gates will be admitted for just $10 this Friday. Flat Track Canada will have some of their racing motorcycles on display, where tickets will be available for the final round of their Canadian Championship Race Series coming up at Ohsweken on Saturday, September 24. Visit for more information. Press Releases8/25
  • Susquehanna Speedway PA)It’s only fitting that the biggest race for the Super Sportsman division be run in memory of the all-time leading feature winner in the division. Susquehanna Speedway officials have announced the annual Sportsman 100 will now be called the Credit Connection Auto Sales Gary Wolford Sportsman 100. The big event will highlight the Saturday, September 10th racing program at the York Haven facility. “Gary was one of the toughest racers there was in the Super Sportsman and to me, the toughest race to win is the Sportsman 100,” said Susquehanna Speedway general manager Kolten Gouse. “It’s only fitting that this race is in his honor. His records and win total speak for themselves at Silver Spring and Susquehanna Speedway and we are truly honored to represent him.” Wolford lost his long battle with cancer over the weekend. He is the all time leading Super Sportsman winner at Silver Spring Speedway with 86 feature wins. He also captured two track championships during this stellar racing career. Joining the Super Sportsman on the September 10th program will be the Extreme Stocks, Road Warriors and EMMR. General admission for this event will be $14 for Adults, $12 for Seniors (60 and over), $10 for Students (Ages 13-17) and 12 and under are Free. For the latest news and results from Susquehanna Speedway, please remember to visit and follow along on Facebook and Twitter. 8/25
  • Davie Franek)The current 2016 United Racing Club point’s leader Davie Franek headed south to the New Egypt Speedway on Tuesday night to complete in the annual Jersey Rush Event. Franek timed in the 8th fastest position and finished heat race #2 in the 5th position advancing to the nightly 30 lap feature event. Franek lined up in the 9th position for the feature and used the 30 laps to steadily climb up to a 7th place finishing position. Franek will now head south again this weekend to the First State when he completes at the Delaware International Speedway with the United Racing Club. The 2016 points leader is coming off of a hot streak that has seen him not finish outside of the top 2 in August. During that stretch Franek has 1 win and 3 runner up positions. Look for Franek and the Franek Auto Sales #28f to park it once again in victory lane on Saturday night.8/25
  • Chase Dietz)Chase Dietz has been busy during the last ten days of his 2016 campaign, maintaining not only his own ride, but also preparing and maintaining the Troy Godfrey-owned No. 5. The York, Pennsylvania, native will bring forces together this Friday and Saturday as he plans to enter action for car owner Troy Godfrey, as well as himself in his family-owned No. 2D. Press Releases8/25
  • Ryan Smith)The past week has been a busy one for Ryan Smith, who competed in four events, including three with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. In more than half of the races the "Kunkletown Kid" has competed in during 2016, he has finished in the top 10. Considering the competition he battles every week in the tough Central Pennsylvania racing scene, that is a remarkable achievement. Press Releases8/25
  • Team ILP)Inside Line Promotions racers Dale Blaney, Trey Starks and Sammy Swindell each captured a feature victory within the last week. Blaney scored his first career triumph at Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pa., last Thursday with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions before placing fourth at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., on Saturday. Press Releases8/25
  • Kevin Mingus)Having started his racing career on asphalt, Kevin Mingus is finding out dirt tracks not only change from week to week, but often drastically during a race night. Throughout the last few months Mingus had a handle on a slick dirt track, but Mother Nature threw him and the Huber Motorsports team a curveball throughout last week with wet weather. Press Releases8/25



  • All Stars)After circling areas of Central Pennsylvania and Upstate New York during the most recent weekend of competition, visiting four different facilities during what turned out to be five days of travel, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will switch direction and head west, ready to invade southern Indiana and northwestern Ohio for a pair of full-point, $5,000-to-win programs on Saturday and Sunday, August 27-28. “America’s Series” will duel head-to-head with heavy hitters from all across the tri-state area during their upcoming weekend agenda, aiming to reign supremacy in the Midwest, all while keeping an eye on the overall Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions championship.All Stars 8/25
  • Dirt Classic)On Saturday September 3rd, a stout field of cars is expected to be on hand for one of the richest nights of the year at the Attica Raceway Park as the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions takes center stage for the $10,000-to-win Dirt Classic Ohio. The latest installment of Dirt Classic events, Dirt Classic Ohio will be the final Dirt Classic event leading up to the $20,000-to-win, $1,000-to-start Dirt Classic event scheduled for September 24th at the Lincoln Speedway. Press Releases8/25
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  • IRA)Last weekend the teams of the Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint survived a grueling three-race weekend, they ran the gauntlet of back to back events at Wilmot Raceway and an epic joining of forces with the World of Outlaws at Angell Park Speedway. This weekend the pressure continues as the title chase will rage on at a pair of joint sanctioned contests presented by the Bumper to Bumper IRA Sprints and the Midwest Open Wheel Associations. IRA 8/25
  • Minot ND/SLS Promotions)Donny Schatz may live in Fargo now, but Minot, North Dakota will always be home for the seven-time and defending World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion. Schatz was born and raised in Minot and still spends quite a bit of time in the “Magic City.” Press Releases8/25
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  • Mercer Raceway Park PA)The table is set for Championship Night at Mercer Raceway Park. This Saturday, August 27, racers will compete for double points in the final night of regular season competition and, after the final checkered flag waives, there will be seven proud racers ready to claim their rightful spots at the head table for the annual awards banquet coming up in January. But, Saturday is not just about the racing. It will also be the second Meet Your Heroes Night, presented by Herr’s snacks, so the fans will get to mingle with their favorites to give them plenty of encouragement and to thank them for jobs well done. Press Releases8/25
  • Oswego Speedway NY)Wednesday evening, Novelis Supermodified veteran Todd Stowell took his first laps around Oswego Speedway since the 2010 running of the Budweiser International Classic 200, in anticipation of next Friday’s CNY Chevy Dealers Classic Qualifying Night. Press Releases8/25
  • Waynesfield Raceway Park OH)The 2016 Waynesfield Raceway Park season will come to a close this Saturday, August 27th with a night of racing and family fun. After severe storms washed away last week’s program, driver meet and greets and backpack giveaways has been moved to this weekend. All school aged kids will be entered into a raffle to walk home with backpacks full of school supplies to jump start the school year. With the help of the local racing community, some lucky fans will ride home on a brand new bicycle. Press Releases8/25
  • ESS)The second points title for the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS) will be decided this weekend with our second weekend visit to Quebec. Autodrome Granby and Le RPM Speedway will be the stops with the Fondations 4 Saisons Quebec Series Title to be crowned. Press Releases8/25

Wednesday  August 24th 2016

If you don't have the right people around you and you're moving at a million miles an hour you can lose yourself. Dave Chappelle



  • ESS)And just like that there is a new man sitting atop the all-time wins list with the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints. In reality it was only a matter of time before Steve Poirier surpassed Mike Woodring as the Quebec native had six wins already this year to tie the record with several races to go. Race Results 8/24
  • WSS)The Wingless Sprint Series would head to Madras Speedway on Saturday, August 20th. It would mark the third occasion that the series has visited the central Oregon ¼-mile oval. A total of eleven cars were in attendance for the evening’s action. Race Results 8/24


  • CJB Motorsports)Podium finishes continue to come for the CJB Motorsports tandem of David Gravel & Sammy Swindell. Even with both drivers on opposites ends of the country, the Pennsylvania based teams continue to race up front and, for Swindell, add victories. David Gravel and his #5 team started their post Knoxville Nationals western swing on Tuesday, August 16th at Junction Motor Speedway near McCool Junction, Neb. Press Releases8/24
  • Donny Schatz)It was more than 20 years ago when Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing (TSR) driver Donny Schatz first heard Sprint cars rumbling around Nodak Speedway from his house in Minot, North Dakota. Actually, it was closer to 30 years ago when the oldest son of Danny and Diane Schatz had to find a way to get to the track every weekend so he could witness the dirt flying through the air, smell the fumes of the racecars and feel his heart race like never before. He knew then he was addicted to the cars and the noise and just had to figure out a way to consume more and more. Press Releases8/24
  • Scotty Thiel)After a weekend off of racing due to the Knoxville Nationals, the Scott Thiel Motorsports team prepared for a triple header weekend with the IRA Series. The first two nights were scheduled for Wilmot Raceway and they would follow those events up with the annual CornFest at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, WI which was a last minute switch to be a World of Outlaw co-sanctioned event with the IRA. Scotty struggled with break issues Friday at Wilmot which resulted in a 17th place finish but would come out of that slump on Saturday with a solid top ten finish with a 6th place performance. Sunday started out well for the team but a late race incident would damper the entire weekend as Scotty crashed hard into the turn four wall. Press Releases8/24
  • URSS)After a week off the United Rebel Sprint Series returns to action this weekend as the URSS Myers Engines National Tour will tackle the Belleville Highbanks in Belleville KS for the second time this year and the Colorado URSS West Region will make their 5th appearance this year at Colorado Motor Sports Park in Byers CO.
  • Perris Auto Speedway CA)As well as all of the current stars of the USAC/CRA Amsoil Sprint Car Series on hand at Perris Auto Speedway for the “California Racer’s Hall of Fame Night” this Saturday, August 27th, a bevy of heroes from the past will be meeting fans and signing free autographs. In addition to the USAC/CRA stars, The PAS Senior & Young Gun Sprint Cars and the beautiful vintage cars of the Western Racing Association will also be on hand. Spectator gates will open at 5:00 PM and the first race will be at 7:00. Press Releases8/24
  • USAC/CRA)After a break in the schedule, the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars are back in action this Saturday, August 27th, at Perris Auto Speedway. Promoted by Don Kazarian, the "California Racers Hall of Fame Night" will also showcase the PAS Senior Sprints, PAS Young Gun Sprints, and the Western Racing Association vintage cars. Located on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds in Perris, California, the spectator gates at "America's Premier Dirt Track" will open at 5:00pm and racing is scheduled for 7:00pm. For more event information, visit the track’s website at or call 951.940.0134.USAC8/24
  • Millstream Speedway OH)It’s not the championship chase that we’ve become accustomed to. In recent years, Dale Blaney has practically “owned” the battle for the championship of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions for winged sprint cars. By this late in the season, his overwhelming point total usually makes his next series crown a matter of WHEN, not IF. Press Releases8/24
  • USAC)Severe thunderstorms producing heavy rain and spawning tornados in the Kokomo area have forced postponement of Wednesday night's AMSOIL USAC Sprint Car "special event" at the Kokomo Speedway. The race has been rescheduled for September 2. Kokomo's "Sprint Car Smackdown V" opens Thursday night, with three straight days of AMSOIL USAC Sprint Car National Championship racing on tap.8/24
  • Caleb Helms)Caleb Helms capped a busy weekend in the Northeast with a top-10 finish on Monday at Lebanon Valley Speedway. It was his fifth top 10 of the season and a good conclusion to a four-race swing through Pennsylvania and New York with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. Press Releases8/24
  • Joe Trenca)Joe Trenca charged to his third top-five finish of the season on Tuesday during the Mach 1 Chassis Earl Halaquist Memorial at I-88 Speedway. The Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints event began with the Mucci Motorsports driver advancing from fifth to fourth place in a heat race. Press Releases8/24
  • Josh Baughman)Josh Baughman recorded a pair of podium finishes last weekend in Missouri with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour. That gives him six podiums in his last seven 360ci sprint car races. Press Releases8/24
  • TJ Michael)After what turned out to be a discouraging weekend on the road with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, first experiencing motor trouble that nearly sidelined the Advanced Cast Stone/MJ Webb Enterprises/Roy Hardin Masonry/Wood Air Conditioning/Pro Tech Service Company/No. 8M entry, followed by two “DNF” finishes as the result of motor trouble and a wrecked race car, the “Texas Traveler” T.J. Michael is out for redemption. Press Releases8/24
  • TBJ Promotions)The Midget Round Up is only a week and a half away. The two-day event on Sept. 2-3 at Airport Raceway in Garden City, Kan., features the POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget Series and the Rocky Mountain Midget Racing Association and will be run under the TBJ Promotions banner. Press Releases8/24
  • FAST)Since wrapping up a full weekend of FAST Series competition in Ohio and Pennsylvania, complete with a first ever Mercer Raceway Park appearance on the western edge of the Keystone State, the Kistler Racing Products FAST 410 Series presented by K S Sales & Service and the JLH General Contractors FAST 305 Series presented by Engine Pro will now set their focus toward competition in the state of Michigan, ready to invade the Butler “Battlegrounds” Speedway near Quincy for a first ever appearance on Saturday, August 27. Press Releases8/24
  • Badger)The Mid-State Equipment /Zimbrick Chevrolet of Sun Prairie Badger Midget Racing Series, for the first-time in nineteen years returns to the LaSalle Speedway on Saturday Night August 27. The “Bill Waite Jr. Memorial” will be headlined by the co-sanctioned IRA Bumper to Bumper Outlaw & MOWA Neal Tire & Auto Center Sprint Car Series event. Press Releases8/24
  • Northwest Missouri State Fair)It's time for racing at the 100th Northwest Missouri State Fair, September 4th & 5th. On Sunday night the pits will be packed with Show-Me Vintage, Emod, Pure Stock, Limited Modified & WAR Sprints. Monday night will see the Emods, Stock Cars & Modified. The Show-Me Vintage cars will return for their 4th straight year at the fair races. The Vintage cars take the fans back to the days when Bethany had races on a weekly basis on the half mile track, which is now, only a memory. Press Releases8/24



  • Jersey Rush VI)Greg Hodnett of Thomasville, PA and Ryan Godown of Ringoes, NJ felt the RUSH of victory at New Egypt Speedway this past Tuesday Night, as NAPA Auto Parts and Pioneer Pole Building presented JERSEY RUSH VI – a thrilling doubleheader of racing action featuring the 410 Sprint Cars and a Big-Block vs. Small-Block Modified Challenge. Central PA 8/24
  • Fremont Speedway OH)Paul Weaver proved why is the top ranked 305 sprint driver in the country Tuesday at Fremont Speedway. The Fremont native drove away from the field to score a $2,000 victory in the grand return of sprint car racing to the Sandusky County Fair. Race Results 8/24


  • Wayne Johnson)Wayne Johnson and the Two-C Racing team registered three top four finishes last weekend in their new Maxim chassis. That followed a Knoxville Nationals where Wayne fell just three spots short of the A main on Saturday night. Last Friday, he finished fourth with the Sprint Invaders at Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa before moving to Lucas Oil ASCS National action in Missouri in Farmington and Sedalia, where he finished fourth and third respectively. The team will take this weekend off before tackling the Jackson Nationals in Minnesota over Labor Day weekend. Press Releases8/24
  • Tony Stewart)Tony Stewart didn't have some elaborate scheme or orchestrated plan in mind for when he decided to retire from NASCAR Sprint Cup competition. There wasn't a perfect laid out script. Things just fell together, and now Stewart has an opportunity to follow his passion. It's time for Stewart to have some fun. 8/24
  • ASCS Lucas Oil)The 6th annual tribute to the lives of Jesse Hockett and Daniel McMillin at Missouri's Lucas Oil Speedway is setting up to be a massive event for fans and drivers alike, as the 2016 edition will feature three full nights of racing with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network, Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region presented by Impact Signs, and the BOSS Chassis W.A.R. Sprint Cars. ASCS 8/24
  • Grand Forks ND/SLS Promotions)Donny Schatz has a very impressive resume at River Cities Speedway with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. The North Dakota native has won seven times in 18 starts and has finished in the top-10 in all 18 of those races, with 16 top-five finishes. That equates to an average finish of 2.6 for Schatz with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at the high-banked bullring, with a pair of seventh-place runs, his only showings outside of the top-five. Press Releases8/24
  • Silver Dollar Speedway CA)The upcoming 63rd Annual Gold Cup Race of Champions at the Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico just got a little “wilder.” For the first time in four years, fan favorite Jac Haudenschild of Wooster, OH will compete at the Gold Cup Race of Champions starting with the Civil War Series on Wednesday night September 7 and the World of Outlaws on September 9 and 10. Haudenschild will drive the potent Silva Motorsports, Finely Farms, Abreu Vineyard, Lucas Oil, Probilt Construction and Howard Johnson of Lima, OH #57. Press Releases8/24
  • Outlaw Motor Speedway OK)The Outlaw Motor Speedway near Muskogee, OK, will get one more serious dose of Sprint Car racing in 2016 as the Oil Capital Racing Series returns to the 3/8-mile clay oval for Friday night’s Second Annual Harold Leep Classic. Press Releases8/24
  • SOD)Hosts Steve Post and Erin Evernham talk to and about Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP. Any doubt that SOD is the real deal? 8/24
  • Oswego Speedway NY)The leading runners in the second half of this year’s 60th annual Budweiser International Classic 200 for Novelis Supermodifieds on Sunday, September 4 at Oswego Speedway will have the opportunity to line their pockets with some $4,000 in bonus prize money.
  • Lernerville Speedway PA)Lernerville Speedway is a place of both triumphant memories and unfinished business for World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Platinum driver David Gravel. With more recent successes than shortcomings at the 4/10-mile, Gravel will go head-to-head against the latter at Lernerville's Commonwealth Clash on Saturday, Sept. 24.Press Releases8/24
  • J&J Auto Racing)With the close of the summer season rapidly approaching, J&J Auto Racing teams continue to produce perfection. The McKenzie, Tenn., based manufacturer’s brand found the winner’s circle 10 times behind the guidance of nine different drivers in the United States and Canada last week.  Press Releases8/24

Tuesday  August 23rd 2016

No matter how much you've won, no matter how many games, no matter how many championships, no matter how many Super Bowls, you're not winning now, so you stink. Bill Parcells



  • Jersey Rush VI)New Egypt NJ...#27 Greg Hodnett #747 Davey Sammons #94 Ryan Smith #37 J.J. Grasso #43 Kevin Nagy #21 Kyle Reinhardt #17B Steve Buckwalter #28F Davie Franek #10 Joe Kata #2L Art Liedl #73B Brett Michalski #73 Jevon Ahner #45 Kevin Nagy #91 Anthony Fiore #0 Harris Kohen #5W Lucas Wolfe #5 Erika Palmai #3X Ryan Godown 8/23
  • Fremont Speedway OH)305 Sprints...#1W Paul Weaver #1 Nate Dussel #4T Chris Andrews #1X Dustin Dinan #4* Tyler Street #15 Brian Smith #2 Ricky Peterson #25 Jason Keckler #41 Thomas Schinderle #5JR Jimmy Mcgrath Jr #77I John Ivy #36 Seth Schneider #11G Luke Griffith #45 Trevor Baker #20I Kelsey Ivy #44 Kyle Farmer #66 Jamie Miller #2L Landon Lalonde #10 Josh Harrison #1XX Jordan Ryan #19R Steve Rando #2F Matt Foos #20B Cody Bova 8/23


  • Perris Auto Speedway CA)When the USAC/CRA Amsoil Sprint Cars return to Perris Auto Speedway this Saturday night, August 27th, for the annual “California Racer’s Hall of Fame Night,” they will have a lot of extra reasons to run hard all evening long. As this piece went to press, they had exactly $6,200.00 in extra reasons to run hard for. Joining USAC/CRA on the all open wheel program will be the PAS Senior and Young Gun Sprints. The beautiful vintage cars of the Western Racing Association will also be on hand. Spectator gates will open at 5:00 PM and the first race will be at 7:00. Press Releases8/23
  • ASCS Red River)Superbowl Speedway is next on the 2016 lineup for the American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Red River Region presented by Smiley's Racing Products. Slated for Saturday, August 27, the Texas showdown is the 15th round of competition in the chase to the 2016 championship. ASCS 8/23
  • Brent Marks)Brent Marks took full advantage of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions swing through Central Pennsylvania on August 18-20 by joining the regional series during all three of their scheduled stops. Press Releases8/23
  • Bryan Clauson)It will be a day for friends, family and fans, as all are invited to Wednesday’s Bryan Clauson Celebration of Life at Kokomo Speedway. A day full of stories and memories will then be topped off by a race, with free admission to the stands for the entire day and night. It all begins at 1:00 p.m., with stories shared from friends, family, competitors and car owners with USAC announcer Dillon Welch maintaining some semblance of order. Press Releases8/23
  • Ohsweken Speedway ONT) Ohsweken Speedway officials are pleased to announce that drivers from each of the five affiliate sanctions will have extra cash to shoot for at the Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on September 17. Press Releases8/23
  • Selinsgrove Speedway PA)Selinsgrove Speedway will present the final points race of the season for the 360 sprint cars, super late models, pro stocks, and roadrunners at 7:30 p.m. this Saturday, Aug. 27, sponsored by Foss Jewelers. Track gates will open at 5:30 p.m. The Newville Family of Companies 360 sprint cars will compete in the final 25-lap feature of the season paying $2,000 to win. Entering this weekend’s action, Mark Smith of Sunbury has clinched the 2016 360 sprint car title, the second of his career at the historic Snyder County oval. Central PA 8/23
  • Column)"Billy's Back (Billy Boyd's return to racing at East Bay Raceway Park)"by Richard Golardi Florida Open Wheel 8/23
  • Column)Duane Hancock has notes from Ohio & Michigan inTri-State Outlook 8/23
  • Colby Copeland)With plenty of racing still left on the west coast in 2016, Larry Antaya, and Antaya Motorsports General Manager, Tim Werbach, are excited to announce that Colby Copeland has been named the team’s new driver. Press Releases8/23
  • Dale Blaney)Dale Blaney put together an efficient weekend with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions during a four-race swing in the East. "That area of the country is pretty tough to deal with," he said. "Grandview Speedway had five or six of the best Pennsylvania guys that are running now. Williams Grove Speedway and Lincoln Speedway are extremely tough places to go to. I feel like we ran as well as we could have hoped. If we could have finished out with a second last night it would have been a great weekend."Press Releases8/23
  • SSO)The inaugural “Pat Suchy Memorial” will be taking place this coming Saturday night, August 27, at Brill Motor Speedway in Meeker, Oklahoma and will be race number nine for the Sprint Series of Oklahoma IMCA Racesaver Sprint Car Series. Competition directors Jim and Ernie Messmer have been busy generating partners to add to the purse to make this inaugural event every 305-ci sprint car driver will want to attend. Press Releases8/23
  • Derek Hagar)Frustrating is how Derek Hagar described last weekend. "It was terrible," he said. "We didn't have a good pill draw either night and it was downhill from there." Press Releases8/23
  • Brandon Hanks)Brandon Hanks owns a 168-point lead in the ASCS Red River Region championship standings with only five races remaining. The next test is this Saturday at Superbowl Speedway in Greenville, Texas. Press Releases8/23
  • Jack Dover)Jack Dover charged to his 15th top five of the season last Saturday at Eagle Raceway. He opened the night by maneuvering Chris Roseland's 305ci sprint car from seventh to third place in a heat race. That lined him up on the outside of the sixth row for the main event. Press Releases8/23
  • SSO)What is sure to be highlighted on every race fan and sprint car drivers schedule for years to come, the inaugural “Pat Suchy Memorial,” featuring the Sprint Series of Oklahoma IMCA Racesaver Sprint Car Series will take place this coming Saturday night at Brill Motor Speedway in Meeker, Oklahoma. Press Releases8/23
  • Danny Lasoski)Big Game Motorsports driver Danny Lasoski has already wrapped up the 2016 track championship at Knoxville Raceway, where the Muddy sponsored team will compete this Saturday for the final time this season. Press Releases8/23
  • World of Outlaws)Current points leader and season-standout Donny Schatz is headed home for a tour through North Dakota. Schatz, a Grand Forks, N.D. native, will lead the charge as the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series invades River Cities Speedway on Friday, August 26 and Nodak Speedway on Sunday, August 28.DIRT/World of Outlaws 8/23
  • Tommy Bryant)Tommy Bryant was excited at his chances for an ASCS Gulf South Region championship run going into last weekend. After sitting idle for a month, Bryant and the sponsored Cooper Motorsports team were focused on the final four events for the regional championship. Unfortunately, Mother Nature had other plans and washed out the races on Friday and Saturday. Press Releases8/23
  • Jamie Ball)Jamie Ball hit the road last weekend for the first time in a couple of months. "We got another engine back from Charlie Fisher and we were able to resume our travel schedule," he said. "It was a weekend full of ups and downs. We got a lot of laps with a lot of good competition." Press Releases8/23
  • Mark Burch Motorsports)Mark Burch Motorsports earned a pair of top-five finishes last weekend during a trio of races in three different states. The action began last Tuesday when the team and driver Danny Lasoski invaded Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb., with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. Lasoski qualified 11th quickest before placing seventh in a heat race, eighth in a qualifier and 11th in the main event. Press Releases8/23
  • Brady Bacon)Brady Bacon wrapped one of his best weekends in with one of his worst days as a racer last weekend at the Gold Cup at Badlands Motor Speedway near Brandon, South Dakota. The good was second place finishes in both the prelim and the finale of the Gold Cup for the winged cars. Press Releases8/23
  • Seth Bergman)Seth Bergman will return to Superbowl Speedway this Saturday for an ASCS Red River Region event. Bergman last competed at the bullring in Greenville, Texas, last year when he picked up a regional victory. He was slated to race at Superbowl Speedway this spring before the event was rained out. Press Releases8/23
  • Central PA 358 Point Series)Effective at the end of the 2016 racing season the Central PA 358 Point Series will be shutting down. We will honor the rest of the 2016 racing season and we will crown a champion in the division and with that the $1,000 top prize to the best 358 driver in Central PA. We will also be crowning the 2016 Central PA 358 Point Series Rookie of the Year. Central PA 8/23



  • Sam Hafertepe Jr)After a tough Knoxville Nationals, Sam Hafertepe Jr. and the Keith Dobbs #15H team got what they needed, winning with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Series at St. Francois County Raceway near Farmington, Missouri Saturday. The Sunnyvale, Texas driver followed that up with a fourth place run at the Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia at Sunday’s “High Roller Classic”. With the ASCS National Series off this week, there is a distinct possibility you’ll see Sam at Superbowl Speedway in Greenville, Texas with the ASCS-Red River Region. Press Releases8/23
  • Minot ND/SLS Promotions)The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series is in the midst of the stretch run of the season that takes the series north and then west as around 25 nights of racing remain, before crowing a champion. Donny Schatz leads the series into Nodak Speedway, followed by David Gravel, Brad Sweet and Daryn Pittman. Gravel, Sweet and Pittman are separated by just four points, as they battle for the second spot in the standings. This edition of Quick Hits sets the stage for the Gerdau Magic City Showdown Presented by Gerdau, Schatz Crossroads, Visit Minot and Fastlane Carwash-Minot for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Nodak Speedway on Sunday, August 28. Press Releases8/23
  • Craig Dollansky)The TKS Motorsports #2KS team and driver Craig Dollansky turned in a great Gold Cup weekend in their first trip to Badlands Motor Speedway near Brandon, South Dakota. The Elk River, Minnesota driver won the $10,000 prelim and then came home third in Sunday’s finale. This Saturday, the team will be focused on finishing the year strong at Knoxville Raceway and resuming their season with the National Sprint League. Press Releases8/23
  • Joey Saldana)Venturing to the Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, WI for the first ever World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event at the historic facility, Joey Saldana would record his 52nd Top-10 finish of the season. Press Releases8/23
  • Oswego Speedway NY)The leader of lap 100 in this year’s 60th annual Budweiser International Classic 200 for Novelis Supermodifieds at Oswego Speedway will earn an extra $1,500 in cash thanks to Dushore, PA’s Insinger Performance. Press Releases8/23
  • IRA)Two big night's this weekend, IRA co-sanctioned shows with MOWA at LaSalle Saturday and Angell Park Sunday. Attention Fans, bring your ticket stub from this past Sunday's WoO/IRA show at Angell Park back there this Sunday and receive $5 off. 8/23
  • Chace Karpenko)Chace Karpenko scored a dominant and emotion-charged victory in the annual Pope 65 Bob Ekins Memorial at Darwin’s Northline Speedway on Saturday night. Pole-sitter Karpenko led the 30-lap feature race from start to finish to score a solid win, after getting the jump on fellow local Ben Atkinson, who had opted to start from the outside of the front row. Press Releases8/23
  • Ben Atkinson)It was a challenging but encouraging weekend for Ben Atkinson, who was plagued with misfortune over the opening two nights of the Chariots of Thunder at Darwin’s Northline Speedway. Atkinson showed solid pace in the Xtreme Motorsport-owned Austec Irrigation/Roller Door Services NT-backed ACT # 2 Maxim on Friday night for the Darwin Title, scoring second in his opening heat race. In his final heat race, Atkinson came together with another car while battling for fourth position, causing him to drop back to sixth. Press Releases8/23



  • Photos)Weekend photos are in SpeedShotz8/23
  • All Stars)Waiting an extra day to tackle the highbanks of Lebanon Valley Speedway in West Lebanon, New York, proved to be beneficial for Sammy Swindell, outlasting and out dueling the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions during their first and only New York appearance of 2016. The Germantown, Tennessee, native, who started on the outside of the front row by virtue of dash finish, led all 25 circuits on Monday evening on the Lebanon Valley highbanks, pocketing $7,000 for his efforts, as well as his first Arctic Cat All Star victory since 2011. Kraig Kinser chased Swindell to the final checkers, followed by Chad Kemenah, Tim Shaffer, and Cap Henry, who advanced 11 positions to secure his top-five finish.All Stars  8/23
  • Column)Gaye Carmichael has notes from Sun Prairie WI WoO in Sprint Car Notes8/23


  • Steve Kinser)Steve Kinser, the most successful Sprintcar driver in history, has run his final lap after announcing his retirement at Lebanon Valley Speedway in New York State. 8/23
  • Sammy Swindell)When the Northeastern Midget Association came to Star Speedway in Epping on Saturday night, the touring series brought along a very special guest in Sprint Car legend Sammy Swindell.
  • Tommy Tarlton)Locked into the Johnny Key Classic 50-lap feature event after winning at the Ocean Speedway back on July 8th, Tommy Tarlton would have a strong night on Saturday as he picked up a fourth place finish. Press Releases8/23
  • Jason Sides)Jason Sides finished one spot shy of tying his career-best result at Junction Motor Speedway last Tuesday. Sides ended with a seventh-place finish during the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series lone visit of the season to the fast track in McCool Junction, Neb. Press Releases8/23
  • Patrick Dills)Patrick Dills is one solid performance away from securing his second straight track championship at Cottage Grove Speedway. Dills leads the Extreme Sprints championship standings by 19 points entering this Saturday's season finale for the class at the quarter-mile oval. Press Releases8/23
  • Jersey Rush VI)The NAPA Auto Parts Jersey Rush VI presented by Pioneer Pole Buildings will invade the New Egypt Speedway Tuesday night, August 23 with the “ultimate doubleheader” showcasing the 410 sprints and modifieds. Gates will open at 5 PM and fans are invited to the pit area for a Meet & Greet that will continue until 6 PM. Fans may enter the pit area through the gate behind the grandstands in turn four. Race time is set for 7:30 PM. Central PA 8/23
  • Trey Starks)Trey Starks earned his seventh victory of the season at the seventh different track last Saturday at Electric City Speedway. Starks has now registered 22 career wins at 11 different tracks. His seven triumphs this season are only one away from tying his single-season high, which was set last season. Press Releases8/23
  • IRA)After coming off a trio of events this past weekend, the Bumper To Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint Series has another big doubleheader on tap this weekend, Sat & Sun August 27-28. A pair of IRA events, co-sanctioned by MOWA, has the series competing at the annual Bill Waite Jr Memorial at the highbanked LaSalle Speedway Saturday in an event paying $5000 to win / $500 to start. Then on Sunday, the pair take the easy ride up I-39 to Angell Park Speedway. Two exciting tracks that produce spectacular racing, LaSalle Saturday & Angell Park Sunday. Should be a great sprint car weekend! 8/23
  • Atomic Power Racing Hour)This edition of the Atomic Power Racing Hour amps up with 30 bonus minutes, 3 additional classes, and one national racing star that shined brightly at one of the premier dirt tracks. Starting this Tuesday, August 23, the Atomic Power Racing Hour will air for 90 minutes on Time Warner Cable Sports Channels across Upstate New York. The second trip for the Go Nuclear! Late Models in series history brought with it an opportunity to showcase three other divisions battling at “The Big O” to make one jam-packed episode. Press Releases8/23
  • Du Quoin State Fair IL)The battle for USAC’s Silver Crown Championship was delayed by Saturday’s continuing rain in the Midwest, which forced postponement of the “Bettenhausen 100” at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield. Race organizer Bob Sargent and USAC officials are considering a possible rain date which will be announced if and when it is firm. That sets the stage for the Saturday night, September 3 “Ted Horn 100” at the Du Quoin (Ill.) State Fair. A total of 37 cars had been pre-entered at Springfield, leading to what promises to be a banner entry list for Du Quoin. Press Releases8/23
  • Giovanni Scelzi)Giovanni Scelzi nearly registered his 20th top-10 finish of the season last Friday at Plaza Park Raceway. Unfortunately, a mechanical problem derailed the team throughout the micro sprint event at the fast bullring. Press Releases8/23
  • Jackson Motorplex MN)Six track championships will be decided this weekend at Jackson Motorplex. The action begins on Friday for Livewire Printing and Pizza Ranch Night, which showcases the Last-Deck® 360 Sprint Cars and the Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series for a complete show with only one feature (rather than double features that were on the initial season schedule). The Heartland Racing Association Non-Wing Sprint Cars are also on tap along with the Liquid Nitro IMCA 305 Sprint Cars, which will be the final points-paying event of the season for the class. Press Releases8/23
  • Sammy Swindell)Sammy Swindell scored a top-five finish during his winged midget pavement debut last Saturday at Star Speedway. Swindell produced an efficient night while driving for Tim Bertrand at the Northeastern Midget Association event. Press Releases8/23
  • Jack Sodeman Jr)After earning his eighth sprint car victory of the 2016 season, and his fifth at Mercer Raceway Park, Jack Sodeman, Jr. has officially set the stage for a potential Western Pennsylvania sweep; earning track championships at Lernerville Speedway and Mercer Raceway Park. Press Releases8/23
  • Brock Zearfoss)For the second time in 2016 and for the second time in his career, Brock Zearfoss is a winner during 410 sprint car competition. The “Jonestown Jet” earned his second-ever victory on Saturday evening, August 20, at the Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania, nearly dominating the main event before crossing under the flagstand two seconds ahead of the competition. Press Releases8/23
  • Danny Dietrich)Danny Dietrich battled tough for two top-ten finishes against the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions during the recent weekend, earning one main event victory in the process, raising his season win total to six. The victory, occurring at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, August 20, after starting second on the feature grid, earned the Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, native $5,000 for his efforts, winning by nearly three seconds over a pair of fellow “Pennsylvania Posse” competitors, Alan Krimes and Lucas Wolfe.Press Releases8/23
  • Castrol Raceway ALB)The 61st annual Jim Albert Memorial Gold Cup features an enhanced purse as well as multiple giveaways. The two-day 360ci winged sprint car event this Friday and Saturday at Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, is the middle doubleheader during the six-race, three-weekend NSA Shootout. This Friday's feature pays $2,000 to win with Saturday's main event providing $4,000 to win, $2,000 for second, $1,500 for third and at least $400 to start. All money is paid in United States currency. Press Releases8/23
  • 34 Raceway IA)The 2016 racing season is nearing the end at 34 Raceway with the Pepsi Season Championship Night this Saturday, August 27. All classes will be in action. Its $5 Fan Appreciation Night so bring the family with just $5 grandstand admission for ages 11 and up. Kids 10 and under as always are admitted free. Plus there will be a driver autograph session on the track during intermission. Press Releases8/23
  • Paul McMahan)Making his first ever start at the Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, WI on Sunday night with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, Paul McMahan had a nice showing that saw him time in fifth fastest before finishing 10th in the feature event. Press Releases8/23
  • Ian Madsen)Looking for big money at the Rock-N-Roll Gold Cup at Badlands Motor Speedway, Ian Madsen would get over the cushion while running in the fifth spot on Sunday night and suffer suspension damage that essentially relegated him to a 19th place finish. Press Releases8/23
  • Jason Solwold)Getting back to a track that is near and dear to him, Jason Solwold had a nice showing during the Rock-N-Roll Gold Cup at the Badlands Motor Speedway as he finished in the fourth spot on Sunday night. Press Releases8/23
  • Kaeding Performance) D.J. Netto seeks new opportunity to finish the year. After a year of racing the family car being maintained by Kaeding Performance, D.J. Has decided to step out of his own car and drive the famed 3C car owned by Clyde Lamar. We have had a great year working with D.J. and support him in his decision. We wish him the best and will continue to support him and his family's racing program in the future.8/23
  • DJ Netto)Effective immediately, Hanford, CA driver DJ Netto will take over the controls of the famed Clyde and Marion Lamar No. 3c starting this Friday night at the Silver Dollar Speedway. Press Releases8/23
  • Brian Brown)Brian Brown and the Casey’s General Stores/FVP #21 team got just the “pick-me-up” they needed Sunday night by winning the $15,000 “High Roller Classic” at the Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia. Thanks to Matt Wood Racing, who supplied their Ford power for the night, Brian was able to win, let alone compete. Making it extra special was the fact that the MWR #17w team rode along to the races. The Grain Valley, Missouri driver dedicated his win to Bryan Clauson. Press Releases8/23
  • Matt Wood Racing)Kerry Madsen will be behind the wheel of the Matt Wood Racing, Elk Grove Ford, Cancer Treatment Centers of American, Bryan Clauson #17w this weekend with the National Sprint League at Knoxville Raceway in Iowa. The St. Mary’s, New South Wales, Australia native has a track title to his credit, and has racked up ten wins this season between Australia and the United States. Two of those wins have come in NSL competition. Press Releases8/23
  • Grand Forks ND/SLS Promotions)The Second Leg of the Gerdau Northern Tour is this week for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota. The event will mark the second and final stop of the season for the series at the always thrilling high-banked bullring. Donny Schatz will be looking to sweep both ends of Gerdau Northern Tour for the second consecutive year. This edition of Quick Hits sets the stage for the Second Leg of the Northern Tour at River Cities Speedway on Friday, August 26. Press Releases8/23
  • NSL)The National Sprint League will make its final visit of the season to Knoxville Raceway this Saturday. The half-mile oval in Knoxville, Iowa, has hosted eight NSL events this season with one other date rained out. Brian Brown, Kerry Madsen and Sammy Swindell each have two feature victories with Danny Lasoski and Ian Madsen also scoring National Sprint League wins at Knoxville Raceway this season. National Sprint League 8/23
  • Tim Kaeding)Over the course of his storied career the Gold Cup Race of Champions in California has been a race that Tim Kaeding has seemingly been snake bit at. Over the weekend, Kaeding looked to claim the Rock-N-Roll Gold Cup in Brandon, SD but again, the San Jose, CA driver would have some bad luck, as late race contact would knock him out of contention. Press Releases8/23
  • Ryan Bernal)With big money on the line and a chance to battle with the USAC National Sprint Car Series, Ryan Bernal and his Mike Phulps Motorsports team made the trip to the Badlands Motor Speedway in Brandon, South Dakota and went on to pick up a fourth place finish during the Rock-N-Roll Gold Cup. Press Releases8/23

Monday  August 22nd 2016

Don't think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It's self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can't try to do things. You simply must do things. Ray Bradbury



  • Patriots)It has been another banner year for Jared Zimbardi as the Bradford, PA driver added another win and clinching his second consecutive Patriot Sprint Tour- Canadian Series Championship. Race Results 8/22
  • Ohsweken Speedway ONT)Bryan Howland of Auburn, New York stole the lead from Thedford, Ont. driver Shane Ross on lap 15 and held off the field on a lap 16 restart to earn the victory in the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car A-Main. Race Results 8/22
  • Must See Racing)Chris Neuenschwander and Koehler Motorsports have had a thing for winning on important birthdays during the 2016 season. After leading every lap to win on car owner Ron Koehler’s birthday in May at Anderson (Ind.) Speedway, Neuenschwander duplicated that effort Sunday night at Kalamazoo Speedway, wiring the field from the pole on his own birthday to win the Jerry Landon Memorial Klassic. Race Results 8/22
  • SOD)Mad Max Stambaugh won the Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP MAHLE/Clevite Beyond Limits Challenge at I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Michigan.   Stambaugh charged to the lead from his outside front row starting position over pole starter Brian Smith and never looked back as he set a torrid pace on the superbly prepared track.  Brad Lamberson, in the Melling Performance Parts, Smith Motorsport #71H, charged past Smith to take over 2nd and had plenty of speed, but Stambaugh had built up a straightaway lead.  Race Results 8/22
  • Badger)Jeff Zelinski scored a wire to wire victory winning the 20-lap Miller Lite Cornfest Midget Classic, Mid-State Equipment/Zimbrick Chevrolet of Sun Prairie Badger Midget Racing Series, Sunday Night at Angell Park Speedway. The event also featured the first ever appearance at the track for the Craftsman World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series.Race Results 8/22
  • IRA)It would be easy to run out of adjectives to describe just how wildly successful the joint sanctioned contest with the Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprints and the Craftsman World of Outlaws was. You simply had to be at Angell Park Speedway to understand the excitement, anticipation and thrills as the best drivers in open-wheeled racing descended upon the third-mile clay oval. IRA 8/22
  • USAC)As if his $10,000 win in Saturday's preliminary feature wasn't enough, it only proved to be the warm-up act for the biggest victory of Chad Boespflug's racing career after he swept the weekend's USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car "Special Events" at Badlands Motor Speedway with an encore performance in Sunday night's inaugural "Rock and Roll Gold Cup" that netted him a hefty $50,000 payday. USAC8/22


  • King of the West)Following a three-week break the traveling King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series is eager to return to action this Saturday night August 27 with a visit to the cool confines of Petaluma Speedway. KoW, JH Wingless, Civil War 8/22
  • Oswego Speedway NY)When Budweiser International Classic Weekend kicks-off on Friday, September 2, drivers in the Novelis Supermodified division will be vying for an additional $4,000 in Budweiser International Classic purse and contingency listings thanks to partner Total Seal High Performance Piston Rings. Press Releases8/22
  • Ocean Sprints)After coming off a thrilling Johnny Key Classic last week the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo are set for the penultimate event of the 2016 season this Friday August 26. Fresh off his big win at the Key Classic last week Watsonville’s own Justin Sanders will look to keep the momentum going this Friday night. The reigning Ocean Sprints champ has captured the last two Taco Bravo events and guns for his fourth overall win of the season this week. Sanders took home $5500 for his first efforts last Saturday at the 56th running of the Key. Press Releases8/22
  • Mason Moore)On the verge of claiming the Placerville Speedway track championship this coming weekend, Mason Moore made the most of last Saturday night’s Civil War Series event as an 11th place finish was good enough to make an already close point battle even closer with just a few races left on the schedule. Press Releases8/22
  • OCRS)The Harold Leep Classic presented by Suchy Transmissions is one of the biggest events on the Ameri-Flex / OCRS schedule and this special event takes place this Friday night at the Outlaw Motor Speedway in Oktaha Oklahoma. This event honors of one of the greatest open wheel racers of all time. Leep, who is a member of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame, passed away in 2014.OCRS 8/22
  • Steven Tiner)Traveling to the Ocean Speedway on Saturday night as one of four locked in drivers in the Johnny Key Classic feature event, Steven Tiner would simply struggle as he finishes in the 17th spot. Press Releases8/22
  • Andy Forsberg)Looking for a repeat performance during the 2016 Johnny Key Classic after a dominant showing in 2015, Andy Forsberg would have a late race issue cost him dearly as he would finish in the 18th spot. “This year’s Johnny Key Classic was not nearly as fun as last year’s race,” Andy Forsberg said. “We had a really good car, and were right in the mix, but I made as mistake and got in the wall. The race was flirting with curfew so we weren’t able to get back out initially, but made it back a few laps down and finished 18th.” Press Releases8/22
  • Willie Croft)Climbing aboard the Williams Motorsports No. 0 machine on Saturday night to fill in for Bud Kaeding, Willie Croft would have a nice showing only to get collected in a wreck on the 30th lap of the feature event and battle back to a 13th place finish. Press Releases8/22
  • DJ Netto)Though his night did not start all that great, DJ Netto and his DNR team continued to push forward and in the end, Netto would walk away from the 56th Annual Johnny Key Classic with a sixth place finish. Press Releases8/22
  • Cory Eliason)Spending a little over a month traveling in the Midwest, Cory Eliason came back to the Golden State just as strong as he left it as he picked up a third place finish during the 56th Annual Johnny Key Classic on Saturday night at the Ocean Speedway. Press Releases8/22
  • Courtney O'Hehir)Courtney O'Hehir and the Global Racing Team had a busy weekend when they attended Robbie Farr’s Ultimate Driving School at the Hi-Tec Oils Speedway, Toowoomba on Saturday. This has been earmarked for some time for Courtney as she prepares for her rookie year in the Ultimate Sprintcar division. Press Releases8/22



  • ASCS Lucas Oil)Denied the big prize in 2015, Brian Brown was all business as the Casey’s General Store/FVP No. 21 led start-to-finish in Sunday’s W-K Chevrolet High Roller Classic presented by Casey’s General Stores with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network at Sedalia’s Missouri State Fair Speedway. ASCS 8/22
  • Column)BillW has notes from WoO/IRA at Sun Prairie WI inBillW's Knoxville News 8/22
  • Column)Danny Burton has Bloomington notes and rain in Hoosier Race Report8/22
  • The Speedway Motors/Champion Racing Oil Central PA Sprint Cars started the weekend off with an All Star race at Grandview Speedway for Thunder On The Hill. Dale Blaney took the victory for the All Stars with Sammy Swindell right behind in 2nd place. Friday the All Stars moved to Williams Grove Speedway where Brian Montieth beat the All Stars and the rest of the Speedway Motors/Champion Racing Oil Central PA Sprint Car drivers for his 5th point series win of the year. Speedway Motors/Champion Racing Oil Central PA 8/22

Sunday  August 21st 2016

Everybody pulls for David, nobody roots for Goliath. Wilt Chamberlain



  • World of Outlaws/IRA)Donny Schatz has won at some of the most historic tracks in sprint car racing over the course of his 20 seasons on the road with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. The seven-time and defending series champion added the legendary Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin to that list on Sunday night as he picked up the win in the Sun Prairie Sprint Car Classic, featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and Bumper to Bumper IRA Sprint Car Series in a co-sanctioned event.DIRT/World of Outlaws8/21
  • Badlands Motor Speedway SD)"Rico Abreu of Rutherford, California, took the lead of the 35 lap Dollar Loan Center Winged Sprint Car A Feature and then held on en route to a Rock & Roll Gold Cup victory worth $50,000. Abreu started third after finishing in that position in the 12-lap Scramble. Race Results 8/21
  • USAC)USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR "SPECIAL EVENT" RACE RESULTS: August 21, 2016 - Brandon, South Dakota - Badlands Motor Speedway - "Rock and Roll Gold Cup" Championship Night FEATURE: (35 laps) 1. Chad Boespflug, 2. Justin Grant, 3. Bud Kaeding, 4. Ryan Bernal, 5. Chase Stockon, 6. Dustin Smith (#77 Smith), 7. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 8. Brady Short, 9. Scotty Weir (#39w Goodnight), 10. Robert Ballou (#1 Ballou),USAC8/21
  • Civil War)After 50 laps around the Ocean Speedway on Saturday night, tempers flared and emotions ran high, but one man with a smile on his face was Justin Sanders as he claimed his first career Johnny Key Classic and first Civil War Series presented by Flowmaster win of the 2016 season. KoW, JH Wingless, Civil War 8/21
  • Hunt Wingless)After winning two of the first Wingless Series presented by Joe Hunt Magnetos feature events to open the 2016 season, Terry Schank returned to victory lane on Saturday night in impressive fashion as he led flag-to-flag to pocket his third triumph of the season during the Johnny Key Classic at the Ocean Speedway. KoW, JH Wingless, Civil War 8/21
  • USCS)The defending United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour Presented by K&N Filters National Champion Morgan Turpen of Cordova, TN picked up her fourth win of the season on Saturday night in the 7th Annual Senoia Summernationals at Senoia Raceway. The “Queen of the Wings” held off a hard late-race charge from young gun Howard Moore of Memphis, TN. USCS 8/21
  • VSS)Yogi Berra couldn’t have said it better when describing Saturday night’s twin twenty races at Shenandoah Speedway seeing Glenn Worrell and Anthony Linkenhoker taking wins again. For the second time this year after rain forced a twin twenty features night on May 14th and then again last night but both nights ended with the same winners.Race Results 8/21
  • OCRS)Four years ago Shayla Waddell picked up her first OCRS victory at the Salina Highbanks Speedway. It was May 12th, 2012 to be exact. So it was only fitting that Salina would be the site of her second career victory. Saturday, Waddell started outside front row and drove a flawless 25 laps to become the eighth different Ameri-Flex Hose and Accessories / OCRS winner of the 2016 season. OCRS 8/21
  • URC)Curt Michael and the GEI Enterprises, Valley Forge Inc., K&N Filters 5g cruised to their first victory on 2016 on Saturday night at the Orange County Fair Speedway. The United Racing Club brought 23 cars into the pit area on Saturday night and with three heats on hand the top 5 headed to the A-Main from each heat race.URC 8/21
  • Wayne County Speedway OH)Although a brief rain shower during the Fisher Performance Sprint last chance race, slowed things down momentarily, the race action was fast and furious on Santmyer Oil night at NAPA Wayne County Speedway Saturday night. The OVSCA checked into Orrville’s Historic Oval for the second time this season with 32 sprinters on hand as Nick Patterson, Brandon Spithaler, Jordan Ryan and Danny Mumaw would collect the heat wins as Clay Riney topped the last chance race. Race Results 8/21


  • Mark Bitner)Mr. Twister Mark Bitner headed to the New Egypt Speedway on Saturday night to race the Brian Nixon owned #202 with the TSRS sprint cars. Bitner who had some bad luck earlier in the week with the family owned #15 car was looking for some redemption on Saturday night. Press Releases8/21
  • Robbie Stillwaggon)Robbie Stillwaggon had a substitute driver on Saturday night at the Orange County Fair Speedway. With Robbie at home still feeling the effects of a hard crash at the Williams Grove Speedway just over a week ago, his brother and 305 Sprint Car driver and winner Ryan Stillwaggon took the controls of the Quality Auto Body #89 car. Press Releases8/21
  • Davie Franek)Davie “No Panic” Franek headed just up the road from his Wantage NJ home to the Orange County Fair Speedway on Saturday night to compete with the United Racing Club. Franek who thought about heading to Orange County before jumping into an airplane to head to Selinsgrove Speedway and complete in their $4,000 to win National Open Event decided to stay committed to the URC and support their event. Press Releases8/21
  • Justin Whittall)Justin Whittall continues to impress in his first year racing with the United Racing Club. Whittall who pilots the World Wide Bearing, Pioneer Auto Body #67w brought the family owned team to the famed ½ mile hard clay facility on Saturday night and finished in the 6th position. Press Releases8/21
  • Brett Michalski)Brett Michalski and the JR Michalski Heating and Air Conditioning #73b headed north on Saturday night to Orange County Fair Speedway for Michalski’s second start at the famed ½ mile facility in the 2016 United Racing Club season. Michalski also made one start at the hard clay last year at the end of the season. Press Releases8/21
  • Curt Michael)Curt Michael and the GEI Enterprises, Valley Forge Inc., #5g used a mid-race restart to power to his first victory on the 2016 United Racing Club season. Michael who is the defending and 9 time URC champion currently sits 2nd in points and in well within striking distance of first place Davey Franek. Press Releases8/21
  • Port Royal Speedway PA)Port Royal Speedway will present Locust Grove Retirement Sr. Citizens Night/$1 Hot Dog Night this Saturday, August 20 at 7 pm. Adult general admission for the show is $15 with Sr. Citizens ages 62 and older receiving a $5 discount on general admission ONLY WITH VALID ID/PROOF OF AGE. Students ages 12 – 18 are priced at just $7. Hot dogs will be available all night long for the knockout price of just $1. Central PA 8/21
  • Williams Grove Speedway PA)The final Yellow Breeches 500 race of the season for the 410 sprints is on tap this Friday night, August 26 at Williams Grove Speedway. The Yellow Breeches series of races for the Lawrence Chevrolet sprint cars pays $500 just to start the 25-lap main event with a $3,600 payday posted to win. The HJ Towing and Recovery 358 sprint cars are also on the program and their appearance carries importance in and of itself. Central PA 8/21
  • All Stars)Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions competition scheduled for Sunday evening, August 21, at the Lebanon Valley Speedway in West Lebanon, New York, has been postponed due to weather. A large line of storms, comprised of high winds and heavy rain, invaded the eastern edge of the Empire State just before five o’clock forcing Arctic Cat All Star and Lebanon Valley Speedway officials to postpone the Sunday night program until Monday, August 22. The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions drivers meetings will begin at 5:00 pm on Monday evening at Lebanon Valley Speedway, followed by hot laps at six. Additional information such as ticket pricing and reserved seating options can be found live on the Web at 8/21
  • Susquehanna Speedway PA)Heavy morning and early afternoon rain proved to be too much for Susquehanna Speedway as track officials were forced to cancel Sunday’s Justin Snyder Salute to the Troops BAPS Coatings and Supplies 410 Sprint Series event. Track officials have worked with the family of Justin Snyder and have announced that the next BAPS Coatings and Supplies 410 Sprint Series event on Thursday night, September 22nd will now carry the Justin Snyder Salute to the Troops banner. The race will pay $5,000 to win, $3,000 for second, $2,000 for third and $400 to start. The Sunday rainout was the second rainout of the season for the BAPS Series. The ServiceMaster Clean Central PA Legends are also on the September 22nd card. Fans are reminded to check out for the latest news and results and follow Susquehanna Speedway on Twitter and Facebook. 8/21
  • Marysville Raceway Park CA)Championship auto racing continues this Saturday night, August 27th, with point race #15 along with the annual Kids Bike Night at Marysville Raceway. Kid’s bike night is presented by AutoMaxx and North Valley Driveline Service. Not only are kids 11 and under free, but if the kids bring their bicycles, during the intermission they get to race for trophies and ribbons on the front stretch of the race track. The kids will also be entered in a raffle and one boy and one girl will win a free BMX style bike along with accessories. It will be a fun filled family night of racing at the speedway. Press Releases8/21
  • Max Stambaugh)For the second time in as many years, “Mad Max” Stambaugh cruised to a runner-up finish in the K&L Ready Mix NRA 360 Sprint Invaders championship, earning one main event victory along the way at Waynesfield Raceway Park on July 23. Stambaugh, pilot of the Elwer Fence, Specialized Therapy, Biggies Coast to Coast, Triple JJJ, Dale’s Concrete, Quality Welding Fab, Full Effect Lawn Mowing, Radio Hospital, No. 5M, ended his NRA title chase just 32 points behind champion Jared Horstman. In 2015, Stambaugh was tied for the championship at season’s end, but was scored second due to number of victories. Press Releases8/21



  • Selinsgrove Speedway PA)TJ Stutts of Liverpool drove to an unprecedented fifth career victory in Saturday night’s 30-lap 16th Annual Mach 1 Chassis National Open for 360 sprint cars at Selinsgrove Speedway. Stutts’ 25th career victory at the track in 358-360 sprint car racing was worth $4,000 at the wheel of the family owned No. 23M. Central PA 8/21
  • Sprint Invaders)“Flyin’” Ryan Jamison won for the first time with the Sprint Invaders since 2012 when he won back to back events at Cedar County Raceway in Tipton, Iowa and at the track he won at Saturday night, 34 Raceway near West Burlington, Iowa! The three-time series’ champion’s win was worth $1,600 to the Mediapolis, Iowa native. It was the sixth career win for Jamison with the Sprint Invaders, and his second at 34 with the series. Race Results 8/21
  • Susquehanna Speedway PA)Making a bid for the season championship, Newville, PA driver Russ Mitten made it back to back feature wins in Credit Connection Auto Sales Super Sportsman action Saturday night at Susquehanna Speedway. Mitten charged from his 10th starting position in Saturday night’s 25-lap feature, taking the top spot with 14 laps complete and driving away from the field to post his second straight win and third overall at the York Haven oval this season. Mitten has four overall wins on the year aboard his Newville Electrical Services/RPM Chassis Repair No. 77. Central PA 8/21
  • USAC)Chad Boespflug had no intentions of running second Saturday night. In fact, he skipped running second altogether after using a swift maneuver to double-dip on a restart with nine laps remaining, moving from third to first in one fell swoop before speeding away to victory and a nice $10,000 paycheck in a rare USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car, non-points "Special Event" on the preliminary night of the inaugural "Rock and Roll Gold Cup" at Badlands Motor Speedway. Race Results 8/21
  • WAR)Overtaking race leader Korey Weyant on a lap 24 restart, Terry Babb picked up his third Boss Chassis WAR Series win of 2016 on Saturday at I-35 Speedway. Clinton Boyles moved into the lead at the start as he was followed by Weyant. Weyant used a good run down the backstretch to get by Boyles on lap two. Race Results 8/21
  • USAC SW)USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR (Special Event) RACE RESULTS: August 20, 2016 – Dodge City, Kansas – Dodge City Raceway Park – “Freedom Tour” FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Josh Hodges, 2. R.J. Johnson, 3. Shon Deskins, 4. Jeremy Campbell, 5. Charles Davis Jr., 6. Anthony Nicholson, 7. Dennis Gile, 8. Shannon McQueen, 9. Jordon Mallett, 10. Zach BlurtonUSAC8/21


  • Jersey Rush VI)Ringoes, New Jersey modified star Ryan Godown plans to do double-duty Tuesday night, August 23 competing in both the modified and 410 sprint cars at New Egypt Speedway in the ultimate doubleheader, the JERSEY RUSH VI. This highly anticipated event brings together two premier divisions in one night of racing and this event only happens once a year. Gates will open at 5 PM and fans are invited to the pit area for a Meet & Greet that will continue until 6 PM. Fans may enter the pit area through the gate behind the grandstands in turn four. Race time is set for 7:30 PM. In the event of rain, Wednesday, August 24 will be the rain date. Central PA 8/21



  • Column)Kevin Oldham has his latest edition of KO's Indiana Bullring Scene, offering commentary on my last month of racing action that took me to Kokomo, Bloomington, Putnamville, Pevely, and back to Kokomo. I also have my reflections on the loss of Bryan Clauson. 8/21

  • Ocean Speedway CA)Civil War...#17 Justin Sanders #22 Shane Golobic #17X Cory Eliason #21 Tommy Tarlton #37 Mitchell Faccinto #88N DJ Netto #69 Brent Kaeding #92 Logan Seavey #00 Jason Statler #4S Buddy Kofoid #X1 Mason Moore #2 Brad Furr #0 Willie Croft #72W Kurt Nelson #12P Scott Parker #58 Jerry Bonnema #94 Steven Tiner #7C Andy Forsberg #101 Klint Simpson #35 Sean Becker #73 Kyle Hirst #11AU Toby Bellbowen #33 Lucas Ashe8/21
  • Placerville Speedway CA)BCRA Midgets...#14JR Matt Streeter #11E Cory Elliott #88 Brian Gard #8X Randi Pankratz #57 Maria Cofer #35B Michael Faccinto #35W Nate Wait #11F Floyd Alvis #8 Bill Lindsey #87 Bobby Wilson #74 J.R. Williams #62 Taylor Simas #3 Sparky Howard 8/21
  • Dodge City Raceway Park KS)It was very nearly the week of R.J. Johnson entirely. New Mexico’s Josh Hodges had other ideas though. After Johnson won the opening two rounds of the USAC Southwest “Freedom Tour” earlier in the week, the Phoenix shoe added a POWRi West Summer Showdown win to kick off Saturday night’s feature action atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park. Race Results 8/21
  • USAC)USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR "SPECIAL EVENT" RACE RESULTS: August 20, 2016 - Brandon, South Dakota - Badlands Motor Speedway - "Rock and Roll Gold Cup" Preliminary Night FEATURE: (25 laps) 1. Chad Boespflug, 2. Chase Stockon, 3. Justin Grant, 4. Thomas Meseraull, 5. Brady Short, 6. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 7. Ryan Bernal, 8. Robert Ballou, 9. Dave Darland, 10. Chris WindomUSAC8/21
  • Sprint Invaders)Burlington IA...Official finish: 51J - Ryan Jamison 44 - Martin 25 - Balckhurst 50P - Pohren 5J - Ball 3G - Ja. Schneiderman 49 - Jo. Schneiderman 4 - Agan 59 - Glasgow 83 - Getchell 69 - Buchholz 40C - Wehrle 3 - VanHaaften 61 - Roth 4* - Goldesberry 10T - Moore 58 - Krieger 1ST - Greenwood 19 - Weuve 12 - Eastin 99 - Schulz 8/21
  • WAR)Winston MO...8D Terry Babb 99 Weyant 65 Parkinson 51 Moore 65M Muths 8K Leer 55 Potter 19 Weuve 82 Ward 77 Boyles 21 Kitchen..8/21
  • Badlands Motor Speedway SD)USAC A Feature: 1. Chad Boespflug, 2. Chase Stockon, 3. Justin Grant, 4. Thomas Meseraull, 5. Brady Short 6. Kevin Thomas Jr., 7. Ryan Bernal, 8. Robert Ballou, 9. Dave Darland, 10. Chris Windom, 11. Bud Kaeding, 12. Aaron Farney, 13. Dustin Smith, 14. Mark Dobmeier, 15. Rob Caho Jr., 16. Tim Kaeding, 17. Mike Martin, 18. Matt Goodnight, 19. Alex Schriever, 20. Scotty Weir, 21. Bret Mellenberndt, 22. Brady Bacon, 23. Dylan Peterson, 24. Landon Simon 8/21
  • URC)Middletown NY...Curt Michael, Davie Franek, Chuck Hebing, Adam Carberry, Chris Coyle, Justin Whitall, Jimmy Stitzel, Jason Clauss, Jeremy Quick, Scott Goodrich. 8/21
  • Patriots)Brighton Ontario Speedway...Jared Zimbardi, Pauli Colagiovanni, Lee Ladouceur, Jason Barney, Ryan Turner, Devin Caron, Sam Reakes, Jeff Cook, Jordan Thomas, Mitch Brown. 8/21
  • USCS)Morgan Turpen wins at Senoia GA. 8/21
  • IRA)Fans who have followed the exploits of sevn-time series champion Bill Balog in the Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint series race have come to know his mastery of traffic. When the battle for the lead takes place amongst lapped cars Balog is relentless in his pursuit and quick to strike. Parker Price-Miller is the latest driver to witness Balog’s proficiency as he was overtaken by Balog’s charge when he got temporarily caught behind a lapped car. IRA 8/21
  • Wayne County Speedway OH)Danny Mumaw wins at Wayne County Speedway 8/21
  • Selinsgrove Speedway PA)#23 TJ Stutts #63 Josh Weller #1 Mark Smith #25o Aaron Ott #29 Jason Shultz #19 Colby Womer #77 Derek Locke #66 Ryan Kissinger #76 Larry Kelleher #33 Michael Walter II #39 Nate Snyder #67 Steve Collins #39P Eric Parker #71c Charlie Anderson #2t Michael Thomas #99K Cody Keller #1W Eric Tomecek #C4 Jim Shuster #5 Brian Nornhold #49 Mike Walter #27 Greg Hodnett #49s Mallie Shuster8/21
  • ASCS Lucas Oil)The debut of the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network at the St. Francois County Raceway came down to the final lap as Sam Hafertepe, Jr. narrowly held off local track champion, Joey Montgomery, at the line to win the Dean Adams Classic. ASCS 8/21
  • 34 Raceway IA)305 sprints...1 2 27 Ryan Jamison 2 5 83 Dave Getchell 3 4 7 Nick Guernsey 4 7 81 Tanner Gebhardt 5 9 7A Jarrod Schneiderman 6 3 58 Andy Krieger 7 1 96 Nathan Charron 8 8 50P Harold Pohren 9 6 71 Nathan Murders 10 11 4 Bailey Goldesberry 11 10 13 Brayden Gaylord 12 12 9 Daniel Bergquist 8/21
  • Port Royal Speedway PA)Brock Zearfoss of Jonestown scorched the Port Royal Speedway on Saturday night to notch his first career sprint car win at the historic oval, worth $3,200 while becoming the 185th driver in history to take a checkered flag at the track. Central PA 8/21
  • Lincoln Speedway PA)Danny Dietrich took home the $5,000 top prize and led a PA Posse sweep on the podium and Saturday night’s Arctic Cat All-Star 30-lap feature event at Lincoln Speedway. Central PA 8/21
  • Mercer Raceway Park PA)Jack Sodeman, Jr. won the non-stop feature event for the 4 Your Car Connection 410 Sprints at Mercer Raceway Park, solidifying his points lead heading into Championship Night, which will award double points to all competitors. "You just run the same every race, try to win every race, and the points will take care of themselves," Sodeman Said about his quest for a third track championship. "We got a pretty good shot, we just need to be consistent, and not do anything pretty dumb." Race Results 8/21
  • All Stars)Double-D Danny Dietrich used traffic to his advantage on Saturday night at Lincoln Speedway, cruising on to score his second Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions feature prize of 2016. The Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, native dominated the final 13 circuits of the 30-lap feature program, crossing under the final checkers nearly three seconds ahead of second place finisher Alan Krimes. Lucas Wolf would round out the podium finishers, completing a podium sweep for the “Pennsylvania Posse” in the Pigeon Hills.All Stars 8/21
  • East Bay Raceway Park FL)At East Bay Raceway it was AJ Maddox winning the Annual Bob & Marge Long Memorial 25-lap Q Auto & Injury Attorneys Sprints Feature. Q Auto & Injury Attorneys Sprints Bob & Marge Long Memorial (25-lap feature) 1. 3A AJ Maddox 2. 02 Gene Lasker 3. 01 Anthony D’Alessio 4. 21 Jason Webster 5. 11 Andy Kelley 6. 1* Tim George 7. 96 Nikole Voisey 8. 17c Aileen Collins-Love 9. 29 Steve Mueller 10. 3k Guy Bos 11. 38 Tony Agin 12. 52M Joe Metcalf 13. 23d Dylan Colding 14. 4 Billy Boyd, Jr. 15. 07 Clint Reynolds 16. 12 David Kelley 17. 82 Matt Kurtz 18. 30 D.J. Peeples 19. 55 Kurt Taylor (DNS) 20. 5 Hayden Campbell (DNS)8/21
  • Oswego Speedway NY)Oswego, NY Saturday, August 20th, 2016 Championship Night pres by. Bosco's Food Market & U-Pull U-Save Auto Parts BOX SCORE: Novelis Supermodifieds Novelis Supermodified (50-laps): 1. 68 - Michael Barnes, 2. 00 - Joe Gosek, 3. 7 - Otto Sitterly, 4. 01 - Dan Connors Jr, 5. 55 - Keith Shampine, 6. 21 - Kody Graham, 7. 05 - Jeff Abold, 8. 52 - Dave Danzer, 9. 50 - Dave Gruel, 10. 02 - Brandon Bellinger, 11. 14 - Davey Hamilton Jr., 12. 15 - Mike Muldoon, 13. 0 - Tim Snyder, 14. 12 - Pat Lavery, 15. 56 - Hal LaTulip, 16. 51 - Joey Moriarty, 17. 79 - Brian Sobus, 18. 11 - Aric Iosue, 19. 83 - Lou LeVea Jr., 20. 35 - Bobby Magner, 21. 24 - Jerry Curran, 22. 5 - Tim Devendorf Lighthouse Lanes Hard Charger: #68 - Michael Barnes Lighthouse Lanes Up and Comer: #01 - Dan Connors Jr. Radical Race Gear Lap Leader: #01 - Dan Connors Jr. Xtreme Sim Racing Series Last Car on the Lead Lap: #12 - Pat Lavery Heat #1 (12-laps): 1. 55 - Keith Shampine, 2. 05 - Jeff Abold, 3. 00 - Joe Gosek, 4. 01 - Dan Connors Jr., 5. 14 - Davey Hamilton Jr., 6. 5 - Tim Devendorf, 7. 35 - Bobby Magner, 8. 68 - Michael Barnes Heat #2 (12-laps): 1. 15 - Mike Muldoon, 2. 0 - Tim Snyder, 3. 21 - Kody Graham, 4. 02 - Brandon Bellinger, 5. 52 - Dave Danzer, 6. 83 - Lou LeVea Jr., 7. 24 - Jerry Curran Heat #3 (12-laps): 1. 11 - Aric Iosue, 2. 51 - Joey Moriarty, 3. 50 - Dave Gruel, 4. 7 - Otto Sitterly, 5. 12 - Pat Lavery, 6. 56 - Hal LaTulip, 7. 79 - Brian Sobus 8/21
  • Silver Dollar Speedway CA)It’s been a dream like season for Paradise resident Kyle Hirst. Numerous meaningful victories in 2016 have brought Hirst into the spotlight and currently recognized as the top 410 winged sprint car driver in California. Tonight Hirst continued his dominance of important sprint car races in 2016 and won the Fourth Annual Tyler Wolf Memorial at Silver Dollar Speedway. This season at Chico alone, Hirst has won the Dave Bradway Jr. and the David Tarter Memorials. Race Results 8/21
  • UMSS TSCS)After picking up his third career Traditional Sprint Car Series feature win at the Cedar Lake Speedway on July 30, young James Giossi of New Richmond has been a winning streak. Giossi won his third straight TSCS feature on Friday night August 19 at the Princeton Speedway following a win the night before at the Grand Rapids Speedway during a non-points (exhibition) show. Race Results 8/21
  • UMSS)It was worth the wait! Rain back on June 3rd forced the 15th Annual Billy Anderson Memorial at the Princeton Speedway to be postponed until Friday night August 19. Rain in the area nearly nixed the event again, but the weather cooperated and the UMSS winged sprints put on their best feature race of the season, one of the best in the eight year history of the series and likely one of the best in the running of the Billy Anderson Memorial as well. Race Results 8/21


  • Shane Stewart)After a last minute schedule change, the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series heads to Angell Park Speedway for the first time ever this Sunday for the Sun Prairie Classic. This will be a new track for both Larson Marks Racing and Shane Stewart. Press Releases8/21
  • Waynesfield Raceway Park OH)Rained out Saturday night. 8/21
  • Atomic Speedway OH)Rained out Saturday night. 8/21
  • Indiana Rain)Lawrenceburg, Lincoln Park and Paragon Speedway's all rained out Saturday night. 8/21
  • USAC)Rain in the Midwest has claimed yet another race program, forcing cancellation of Saturday night's USAC IMRA Midget race at Spoon River Speedway. The series continues next Saturday night at 34 Raceway Park in Burlington, Iowa.8/21
  • Jersey Rush VI)The return of the Jersey Rush VI is fast approaching, and it all takes place at the New Egypt Speedway Tuesday night August 23. The show features a popular combined appearance of the region’s two most popular divisions – the 410 Sprint Cars and the Modifieds – joining forces for the ultimate double header, as NAPA Auto Parts and Pioneer Pole Buildings present JERSEY RUSH VI. In the event of rain, Wednesday night, August 24 will be the rain date with a 7:30 starting time. Central PA 8/21

Saturday  August 20th 2016

Blue, green, grey, white, or black; smooth, ruffled, or mountainous; that ocean is not silent. H. P. Lovecraft



  • IRA)For a brief time on Friday morning before teams arrived at Wilmot Raceway for the opening round of the Kenosha County Fair and the first day of the Carriage Auto Body Roger Illes Memorial it appeared the event might be threatened by weather and possibly postponed. Track officials managed to whip the track into raceable condition after morning rain and threatening weather gave way to a great night of racing action. IRA 8/20
  • POWRi)Current leader of the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series points standings, Zach Daum, rallied back against Tanner Thorson at Lincoln Speedway to collect career victory number 17. Daum started on the outside front row and vaulted to an early lead over the pair of Keith Kunz Motorsports entries, Tanner Thorson and Carson Macedo.  Race Results 8/20
  • Column)Pat & Bruce Eckel have USAC PA Midget Week notes in A Typical Weekend8/20


  • Brian Brown)Brian Brown and the Casey’s General Stores/FVP #21 team had a rough Knoxville Nationals week, but they are excited to get to Sunday night’s High Roller Classic at the Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia. The team was without a 360 motor for the event, but they are grateful for Matt Wood Racing, who is loaning them one for the $15,000 to win event sanctioned by the ASCS National Series. Press Releases8/20
  • USAC)Extremely wet grounds following early-week flooding, compounded by heavy rains Saturday morning and additional expected rain Saturday afternoon, have conspired to force cancellation of the "Bettenhausen 100" USAC Silver Crown Championship race at the Illinois State Fairgrounds. Race organizer Bob Sargent and USAC officials are reviewing options for a possible rain date. Please stay tuned for that announcement. A total of 37 cars were pre-entered for the race. The series now prepares for the September 3 "Ted Horn 100" at the DuQuoin (Ill.) State Fairgrounds.8/20
  • Must See Racing)Rained out today at Marne MI. 8/20
  • SOD)Rained out tonight at Merritt MI. 8/20
  • Devils Bowl Speedway TX)Rained out for Saturday 8/20
  • Kyle Bellm)Kyle Bellm and the Resource Asset Management Solutions (RAMS) No. 14k Sprint Car team are poised for a pair of home “Show-Me State” events with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour this weekend after the recent Knoxville 360 Nationals. Press Releases8/20



  • Photos)Steve Koletar photos from USAC Pennsylvania Midget Week at Lincoln Speedway & All Stars at Grandview Speedway are in SpeedShotz8/20
  • IRA)Wilmot WI...A finish: 17b Bill Balog 5j Jeremy Schultz 2 Parker Price-Miller 1m Phillip Mock 2w Scotty Neitzel 19 Todd Daun 80k Mike Kertscher 10v Matt Vandervere 79 BlakeNimee 02 Mike Reinke 8/20
  • Ohsweken Speedway ONT)#51 Bryan Howland #3r Shane Ross #0 Glenn Styres #10b Mitch Brown #47x Dylan Westbrook #17x Dain Naida #38 Tyler Hendricks #11 Jamie Turner #1-10 Jake Brown #9 Steve Lyons #81 Derek Johnathon #77x Alex Hill #27z Stan Zanchin #91 Ryan Turner #14h Jim Huppunen #31 John Burbridge #5D Dave Dykstra #2w Lee Winger #80 Chris Steele #97 Cory Turner 8/20
  • Bloomington Speedway IN)#17 Justin Grant #18 Jarett Andretti #34 Brent Beauchamp #04b Tyler Thomas #70 Jordan Kinser #38 Jeff Bland #71 Bub Cummings #98 Brandon Morin #4p Jon Stanbrough #74 JT Stapp #24p Scott Hampton #5m Matt Mcdonald #66 Jadon Rogers #24L Lee Underwood #28 Brandon Mattox #56w Hunter Oneal #35x Chris Babcock #11b Travis Berryhill #06 Chris Phillips #22v Shelby VanGilder8/20
  • Badlands Motor Speedway SD)#2KS Craig Dollansky #99 Brady Bacon #13 Mark Dobmeier #18 Ian Madsen #1H Justin Henderson #19 Paige Polyak #3 Tim Kaeding #18JS Jason Solwold #24 Rico Abreu #26 Bud Kaeding #14 Jody Rosenboom #17A Austin McCarl #4 Cody Hansen #17B Ryan Bickett #82 Dusty Zomer #15 Joe Riedel #19L Rob Caho Jr #25 Dylan Peterson #09 Matt Juhl #23 Dusty Ballenger #9X Paul Nienhiser #101 Chuck McGillivray #20 John Lambertz #21K Thomas Kennedy #87 Aaron Reutzel 8/20
  • River Cities Speedway ND)#9N Wade Nygaard #92 Mitch Mack #31 Shane Roemeling #27 Chris Ranten #8 Casey Mack #2A Austin Pierce #8B Jack Croaker #25 Cory Mack #20A Jordan Adams #6N Greg Nikitenko #35 Brenden Wilde #6 Zach Wilde #13T Ty Hanten #0 Nick Omdahl #91M Jackson Moffett #51 Alex Larson #4 Tee Young #99 Jordan Graham #26 Blake Egeland #12 Brayden Pengilly #10T Bobby Martin #14 Tom Egeland #7 Trent Stengl #8H Jade Hastings #40 Lawrence Veralrud 8/20
  • Silver Dollar Speedway CA)#77 Kyle Hirst #19 Chase Majdic #22 Mason Moore #75 Sean Becker #25 Bobby McMahan #3C Tyler Walker #M21 Kalib Henry #42X Herman Klein #92 Andy Forsberg #31C Justyn Cox #21 Michael Ing #93 Stephen Ingraham #4X Raquel Hall #00 Braedon Enos #2AU Stacey Galliford #45 Jake Morgan #11AU Toby Bellbowen #49 Mike Monahan #14H Heath Hall 8/20
  • SOD)Lake Odessa MI...#5M Max Stambaugh #2+ Brian Smith #0 Steve Irwin 8/20
  • Northline Speedway AU)In what was a dominant performance, Western Australian Lee Nash drove to victory in last night’s iFind Pipes ‘N’ Cables Chariots of Thunder opener, the C&R Constructions Darwin Sprintcar Title, at Darwin’s Roller Door Services NT Northline Speedway. Race Results 8/20
  • Trail Way Speedway PA)J.B. Cunningham claimed the $2,000 top prize in Friday night’s Trone Outdoor Advertising 358 championship event at Trail-Way Speedway. “How about that!” exclaimed Cunningham upon exiting the Jason Bulick #39 sponsored by Log Cabin Inn and K&C Enterprises in victory lane, “All the good guys kept falling out. We busted our butts the last two weeks. This is a new frame because we thought the other one was junk. I can’t thank Jason and the rest of the crew enough for their hard work. This win was on our bucket list.” Central PA 8/20
  • Williams Grove Speedway PA)What looked like Lance Dewease’s race turned out to be Brian Montieth’s victory in the All Star Circuit of Champions Sprints Jack Gunn Memorial at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night. A week after Montieth’s second victory of the season, he scored his third with a last lap pass of Dewease after losing the top spot to him earlier on the 13th circuit in the 30-lap main. Central PA 8/20
  • Attica Raceway Park OH)Byron Reed put on a dominating performance at Attica Raceway Park Friday, Aug. 19. The Monclova, Ohio driver lead all 30 laps for his third 410 sprint win of the year at the track. The win pads Reed’s point lead as he heads into next week’s championship night as he looks to wrap up his eighth title at Attica in the past 14 years. It also increases his lead in the Kistler Racing Products FAST Championship Series presented by KS Sales and Service as he looks to score his fourth such title and its $10,000 payday. The victory on NBC 24 WNWO/UBS Financial Services Night was the 34th of Reed’s career at Attica and was his fifth FAST win of 2016. Race Results 8/20
  • Sprint Invaders)John Schulz emerged victorious Friday night at the Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa with the Sprint Invaders. It was the West Burlington, Iowa native’s fourth career win in Donnellson with the Sprint Invaders and the thirteenth of his career with the series. Schulz’s win was worth $1,500 and came ahead of a talented 27-car field. Race Results 8/20
  • ARDC)Alex Bright took another Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic ARDC presented by Autobahn Indoor Speedway feature at the Linda’s Speedway Friday night. Bright, coming off a heart breaking loss at LANCO against USAC on Tuesday night, started in the seventh position and used the top side in turns one and two and the bottom in turns three and four to work his way to the front passing race leader Brett Wanner on lap sixteen of the twenty five lap feature. Race Results 8/20
  • All Stars)After what seemed to be a lock for Lance Dewease at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night, taking command during mid-point of the Jack Gunn Memorial main event before charging ahead to a two second advantage, “The Edge” Brian Montieth used his familiar top line of the speedway to track down Dewease during the closing laps, charging under the familiar Donnie Kreitz-owned, No. 69K on the final circuit. The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions victory was the fourth of Montieth’s career, earning $5,000 for his efforts during the non-stop 30-lapper, as well as a first-ever Jack Gunn Memorial trophy. Lance Dewease held on to finish second, followed by Tim Shaffer, Stevie Smith, and Greg Hodnett. All Stars 8/20


  • OSCS)Rained out Friday night at Jackson County Raceway OH 8/20
  • USCS)Rained out at Senoia GA Friday night. 8/20
  • ASCS Gulf South)Mother Nature wins again with the Griffith Truck and Equipment ASCS Gulf South Region presented by Southern Trailer Works. With heavy rain already claiming Friday night at the Heart O' Texas Speedway, events at the Lone Star Speedway in Kilgore, Texas on Saturday, August 20 have now been called off due to continued wet weather.ASCS 8/20
  • Aaron Reutzel)Aaron Reutzel is off to the Badlands in South Dakota after a pair of challenging weekends at Iowa’s Knoxville Raceway. The reigning Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour champion sets his sights on a potential big day this weekend with the Rock and Roll Gold Cup at Badlands Motor Speedway near Sioux Falls, SD. Press Releases8/20
  • Riverside Int Speedway AR)The Saturday, 8/20/16 races have been cancelled. It is too wet to prepare the track and the pit parking is too wet and soft. Next Saturday, 8-27-16 is going to be the Craig Guy Stock Special. Also on that night we will have the regular race card. Memphis Car Audio 305 WS, Black Oak Gin 600, Pull A Part Late Model, G & S Electric Modified, and the Parts Plus Riverside Stocks which will be a special stock race in honor of the memory of Craig Guy. The Sonny Sayre Make a Wish Silent Auction and race has been moved to September 10. Watch the web site and Facebook for updates on the items for bid. We need to raise $6000 to sponsor a child's wish. BID BIG!!!! 8/20
  • Lernerville Speedway PA)After dodging a pair of storm cells, (one each to the north and south), a third cell popped up on the radar with little warning and dumped 30-40 minutes of rain on the Action Track forcing the cancellation of Friday Night’s Fab4 Fueled by Turner’s Premium Iced Teas racing program. Press Releases8/20
  • USAC)Rain has forced cancellation of Friday night's "Freedom Tour" USAC Southwest Sprint Car "special event" at 81 Speedway. The tour concludes Saturday night at Dodge City (Kans.) Raceway Park.8/20
  • IMCA)IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings Through Aug. 18 IMCA EMI RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Andy Shouse, Mustang, Okla., 764; 2. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 758; 3. Michael Stien, Ceylon, Minn., 752; 4. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 748; 5. Clint Benson, Papillion, Neb., 743; 6. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 739; 7. Jason Martin, Lincoln, Neb., 737; 8. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 727; 9. Raven Culp, Mesquite, Texas, 716; 10. Chad Wilson, North Richland Hills,Press Releases8/20
  • Fremont Speedway OH)Winged sprint car racing will return to the Sandusky County Fair in Fremont, Ohio for the first time in 40 years. The event – featuring 305 sprint cars – will open the fair on Tuesday, Aug. 23 on the clay oval of the historic Fremont Speedway. Thanks to Joe and Fran Darmofal, the event will pay $1,200 to win the 30 lap feature and $175 to start. Also, thanks to Steve Klisz, the ladies dirt truck powder puff race will pay $500 to win. Press Releases8/20

Friday  August 19th 2016



  • Thunder On The Hill)Hartford, OH’s Dale Blaney claimed his first Grandview Speedway win when Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions 410 Sprint Car Series returned to the Grandview Speedway for the first time in sixteen years this past Thursday night for the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series. This event was presented by Pioneer Pole Buildings and represented the 123rd Thunder Series event since it started in 1990. Central PA 8/19
  • Freedom Tour)R.J. Johnson picked off his second USAC Southwest Sprint Car “Freedom Tour” feature win in as many rounds of action with some late race heroics to take Thursday night’s $2,500 winner’s share at Creek County Speedway. Race Results 8/19
  • USAC SW)Taking command from Dennis Gile on the twenty-eighth lap, R.J. Johnson (Tempe, Arizona) claimed the checkered flags at Sapulpa, Oklahoma’s Creek County Speedway. Continuing to write series history, Johnson’s fourth $2,500 USAC SouthWest “Freedom Tour” win marked his 40th career triumph and the eighth victory of the season. In addition, the three-time champion set a new record with five consecutive main event wins. Josh Hodges, Gile, Koby Barksdale, and Shon Deskins rounded out the top-five drivers. USAC8/19


  • Sun Prairie WI/SLS Promotions)Only one driver competing full-time with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series has raced at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. That same driver has also been victorious at the historic third-mile bullring. Who is the driver? Brad Sweet, who pilots the No. 49 for Kasey Kahne Racing. Press Releases8/19
  • Donny Schatz)For the fifth time in 2016, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing (TSR) driver Donny Schatz and his Bad Boy Off Road/Chevrolet Performance team will compete in the state of Wisconsin as the World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman® Sprint Car Series makes its first-ever appearance Sunday at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin as part of the annual Sweet Corn Festival. Press Releases8/19
  • Waynesfield Raceway Park OH)With back-to-school time in full swing, race teams, sponsors, and fans want to make this hectic time of year just a little bit easier this Saturday night at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio. At current count, 130 book bags have been donated to be given away to school aged kids in attendance at Saturdays race. The track is aiming to reach their goal of 200. In addition, 6 bicycles will be raffled off to help kids make their commute to school that much easier. Press Releases8/19
  • WSS)For the third time in 2016 the Wingless Sprint Series will head over to central Oregon’s Madras Speedway. The ¼-mile clay oval will be hosting the Open Wheel Spectacular and should be another riveting affair to the current campaign. With Cottage Grove Speedway having no racing during the weekend it may attract some regulars from the southern Willamette Valley. Press Releases8/19



  • All Stars)The “Low Rider” Dale Blaney helped the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions keep the “Pennsylvania Posse” out of victory lane in Central Pennsylvania, scoring the Arctic Cat All Star win at the Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville on Thursday night, August 18. The pilot of the Game Treestands/CH Motorsports/No.1 entry held off charges by Lucas Wolfe, Stevie Smith, and fellow National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductee Sammy Swindell during the course of the 35-lap main event, scoring his seventh victory of the 2016 season, raising his career win total to 134 with the Arctic Cat All Stars. Blaney also used his victory to chip away at Chad Kemenah’s championship point lead, dropping to a 36-point margin from 50. All Stars 8/19
  • USAC SW)USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR (Special Event) RACE RESULTS: August 18, 2016 – Sapulpa, Oklahoma – Creek County Speedway – “Freedom Tour” FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. R.J. Johnson, 2. Josh Hodges, 3. Dennis Gile, 4. Koby Barksdale, 5. Shon Deskins, 6. Tye Mihocko, 7. Charles Davis Jr., 8. Kyle Clark, 9. Alex Decamp, 10. Anthony Nicholson,USAC8/19


  • Column)Danny Burton has Salem IN USAC notes in Hoosier Race Report 8/19
  • Mercer Raceway Park PA)Sprint car fans are in for a special treat this Saturday, August 20, at Mercer Raceway Park. There will be head-to-head competition between the speedway's Bonnell's Rod Shops Outlaw Sprint Warriors and the Fremont Attica Sprint Tour 305s. It will be the first time that the F.A.S.T. racers will cross the Pennsylvania state line to race on the tricky oval. Will the Mercer regulars have a home court advantage? You'd better be there to witness this historic event! Press Releases8/19

Thursday  August 18th 2016

Racism isn't born, folks, it's taught. I have a two-year-old son. You know what he hates? Naps! End of list. Denis Leary



  • DJ Netto)Returning to his native California after is second trip to the Knoxville Nationals; DJ Netto is excited for busy part of the year to get underway in California starting Saturday night with the Johnny Key Classic. “There was some bright spots in our trip, but we were a little disappointed with how we ended up,” DJ Netto said. “Going back there and running at that level will help us for some big races back home I think.” Press Releases8/18
  • Minot ND/SLS Promotions)The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series is set for its 11th appearance at Nodak Speedway in Minot, North Dakota in 2016, as the Gerdau Magic City Showdown presented by Gerdau, Schatz Crossroads, Minot Tourism and Fastlane Carwash-Minot hits the track on Sunday, August 28. The series is in the midst of a very competitive season, with 16 drivers having picked up wins thus far in 2016. Press Releases8/18
  • Team ILP)Inside Line Promotions driver Zac Taylor charged from 11th to score a win last Saturday at El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, Colo. Other Team ILP racers with a top-five finish include: Danny Lasoski guided Big Game Motorsports to a third-place result on Friday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, during the 56th annual 5-Hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals. Press Releases8/18
  • USAC)Kody Swanson enters Saturday's "Bettenhausen 100" on a history-making run in the 2016 USAC Silver Crown Series slate. One Illinois driver currently in the top 10 in the USAC Silver Crown title chase and one just outside the top 10 along with one past winner of the event from Illinois are among the drivers favored to de-rail the "Swanson Express." USAC8/18
  • Big Al Kids & Motorsports)The Big Al Kids & Motorsports Foundation is pleased to welcome Hailey Bower as its newest member. Bower, who is a 17-year-old from Washington State, has faced an uphill battle since she was born with Colonic Inertia, GI tract dysmotility and Obstructed Defecation Syndrome. Press Releases8/18
  • Tommy Bryant)A couple of race fans will walk away with new Rage 2 Carbide multi-purpose cut-off saws from this weekend when Tommy Bryant and the Cooper Motorsports team returns to racing with the ASCS Gulf South Region. The Rage 2 Carbide saw will cut off mild steel, aluminum a quarter inch thick or wood and nail embedded wood. It weighs 45 pounds with 1 Arbor and 15 Amperage. Its RPM is 1450 with a motor of 2000W. Press Releases8/18
  • Grand Forks ND/SLS Promotions)The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series returns to River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota on Friday, August 26 for the Second Leg of the Gerdau Northern Tour. In the First Leg of the Gerdau Northern Tour back in June, Donny Schatz was victorious at the high-banked bullring for the third-straight time, which marked his sixth overall win with the series at the track in his home state. Press Releases8/18
  • Sun Prairie WI/SLS Promotions)The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series visits the historic Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin on Sunday, August 21 for the first ever. The Sun Prairie Sprint Car Classic will feature the Outlaws, plus the Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association (IRA) at the third-mile bullring. The Badger Midget Auto Racing Association will also be in action. Every World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series full-time driver, other than Brad Sweet, will be visiting the track for the first time. This edition of Quick Hits, sets the state for the Sun Prairie Sprint Car Classic at Angell Park Speedway on Sunday, August 21. Press Releases8/18
  • KSE Racing Products)With the smoke clear from a wild Knoxville Nationals celebration, Jason Johnson led the way for numerous winners scoring hardware during the biggest week of the season as the Eunice, LA driver won an epic Knoxville Nationals feature event. Press Releases8/18
  • Justin Sanders)Fresh off of his first trip to the Knoxville Raceway, Justin Sanders is poised for Saturday night’s 56th Annual Johnny Key Classic at the Ocean Speedway pitting the Civil War Series vs. the Ocean Sprints. “We were fortunate enough to lock into this race by winning the last race here before we took off to Knoxville, and we are going to give it everything we’ve got,” Justin Sanders said. Press Releases8/18
  • Paul Pokorski)In a season filled with ups and downs, Paul Pokorski and his Pokorski Motorsports experienced the low end of the pendulum during a Midwest Sprint Car Association doubleheader last Saturday, Aug. 13 at the Plymouth Dirt Track and Sunday, Aug. 14 at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie. Press Releases8/18
  • Must See Racing)The Must See Racing Sprint Car Series is set for their biggest weekend of the season, with two traditional Michigan tracks set to take center stage in a blockbuster doubleheader for series title sponsor Engine Pro. Race 10 and 11 on the calendar see the winged warriors tackling the .4375-mile Berlin Raceway on Saturday, Aug. 20 before heading to the slightly-smaller, three-eighths mile Kalamazoo Speedway on Sunday, Aug. 21 Press Releases8/18
  • Calistoga Speedway CA)Current USAC Midget National driving point leader Spencer Bayston, of Lebanon, IN, leads a full stable of Keith Kunz / Curb-Agajanian Motorsports Midgets into the 9th Annual Louie Vermeil Classic at Calistoga Speedway. Joining the 17-year-old sensation are teammates Tanner Thorson of Minden, NV, Carson Macedo of Lemoore, CA, Ryan Robinson of Forest Hill, CA and Holly Shelton of Sacramento, CA. Press Releases8/18
  • Oswego Speedway NY)A former Pathfinder Bank Small Block Super champion at Oswego Speedway, Dave Gruel will look to close out his first career Supermodified championship at the ‘Steel Palace’ this Saturday. Gruel has been the model of consistency this season at the Speedway, piloting his Over Drive Marketing U-Pull U-Save Auto Parts No. 50, as he is the only driver this season to have finished in the top ten of every Novelis Supermodified main event in ‘16. Press Releases8/18
  • Williams Grove Speedway PA)With the 2016 racing season heading towards the fall of the year, fans start to turn their thoughts and excitement towards the biggest event for sprint car racing on the east coast. Spectators and competitors from all over the world will converge on the historic Williams Grove Speedway during the September 29th, 30th and October 1st weekend for the 54th edition of the Williams Grove National Open presented again this year by Champion Racing Oil. If you have never attended the National Open at Williams Grove, you’re missing much more than the country’s best sprint car pilots battling side by side for three straight nights, all vying for the east coast’s best 3-day purse. The Williams Grove National Open is an event that just happens to include all of the above racing and so much more. Central PA 8/18
  • Northline Speedway AU)Preparations are well underway for the biggest meeting of the season at Darwin’s Roller Door Services NT Northline Speedway, with the Chariots of Thunder Series commencing this Friday and Saturday night. A field of over 20 Open Sprintcars will hit the track on Friday to contest the third running of the Pope 65 Bob Ekins Memorial race, which offers $5,000 to win, with a $4,000 bonus challenge. In the first of two double headers over the two weekends, they will back it up the following night with their Darwin Title. Press Releases8/18
  • Ben Atkinson)In the upcoming Chariots of Thunder Series to be contested at Darwin’s Northline Speedway over two big weekends of racing, local Ben Atkinson will be stepping into the Xtreme Motorsport-owned ACT # 2 Austec Irrigation / Roller Door Services NT backed Maxim car. Press Releases8/18


  • Grandview Speedway PA)All Stars...#1 Dale Blaney #1s Sammy Swindell #51S Stevie Smith #94 Ryan Smith #93 Sheldon Haudenschild #1Z Lucas Wolfe #10H Chad Kemenah #37 JJ Grasso #19m Brent Marks #20 Ryan Taylor #747 Davey Sammons #8M TJ Michael #13 Tim Shaffer #70 Danny Holtgraver #57X Andrew Palker #40 Caleb Helms #11K Kraig Kinser #27 Greg Hodnett #48 Danny Dietrich #21 Cap Henry #51 Freddie Rahmer #81 Kenny Jacobs #88 Brandon Rahmer #11 Steve Kinser 8/18
  • Freedom Tour)Reigning USAC Southwest Sprint Car champion R.J. Johnson opened the Fourth Annual “Freedom Tour” by racing to victory lane in Wednesday night’s 30-lap feature atop the ¼-mile Lawton Speedway clay oval for his seventh overall series win of the year. Race Results 8/18
  • USAC SW)USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT (Special Event) RACE RESULTS: August 17, 2016 – Lawton, Oklahoma – Lawton Speedway – “Freedom Tour” FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. R.J. Johnson, 2. Andrew Deal, 3. Josh Hodges, 4. Shon Deskins, 5. Anthony Nicholson, 6. Jordon Mallett, 7. Dennis Gile, 8. Charles Davis Jr., 9. Koby Barksdale, 10. Casey Wills, 11. Harli White, 12. Tye Mihocko, 13. Layne Himebaugh, 14. Mike Martin, 15. Shawn Bloomquist, 16. Cody Brewer, 17. Shannon McQueen, 18. Ryan Anderson, 19. Nick Bates. 20. Brian Padgett, 21. Craig Carroll. NT USAC8/18

Wednesday  August 17th 2016

“We are confronted with insurmountable opportunities.”  Walt Kelly



  • Photos)Steve Koletar photos from USAC Pennsylvania Midget Week are in SpeedShotz8/17
  • PRI 2016)Dozens of workshops, seminars, and special events have been confirmed and finalized for the 2016 Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show, taking place December 8–10, 2016, at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. As the world’s premier event dedicated solely to the business of racing and all things motorsports, the PRI Show provides racing retailers, race engine builders, race car builders, warehouse distributors, racers and race teams with a bevy of new products and equipment, systems solutions, business strategies and innovative technologies to help further their businesses and racing programs. Press Releases8/17
  • Jace Vander Weerd)At the conclusion of the 2015 season, Jace Vander Weerd got hot with the USAC West Coast 360’s and picked up a couple of feature event wins. Fast-forward to 2016, and Vander Weerd repeated the feat as he backed up last week’s win in Santa Maria with a win on Friday night at the Ocean Speedway in the series’ final weekend of the year. Press Releases8/17
  • Wayne Johnson)Despite running a limited 410 schedule this season, Wayne Johnson and the Two-C Racing team fell just three spots short of the championship event at the Knoxville Nationals last weekend. It was the end of an up and down fortnight for the Oklahoma City driver. A disappointing 360 Nationals preceded the Nationals, but once the 410 was put in the frame rails, Wayne made the cut at the Capitani Classic, and locked himself into Saturday night’s program at Knoxville. This weekend will see three races. He’ll run with the Sprint Invaders at the Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa, before getting back to ASCS National action at the St. Francois County Raceway near Farmington, Missouri Saturday, and at the “High Roller Classic” at the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia Sunday. Press Releases8/17
  • Cody Lamar)With the season quickly coming to a close and a tight championship far from being decided, Cody Lamar looked to be on his way to extending his lead on Saturday night until contact with a spinning car in traffic got his machine on its lid. “We had a pretty good night going, and were in a really good battle with Tyler Walker for the top spot, but traffic got dicey and an evasive maneuver in traffic ended up with the car getting upside down,” Cody Lamar said. Press Releases8/17
  • Jason Solwold)With the Knoxville Nationals not quite going how Jason Solwold and the Shaylen Raye Motorsports team hoped, Solwold and company will be looking for a little redemption this week at the Badlands Motor Speedway during the Rock-N-Roll Gold Cup. “It was kind of a disappointing week for us, but it was a blast to get the 410ci engine in and go fast,” Solwold said. “We just didn’t time in well and that really plagued our week.” Press Releases8/17
  • Danny Holtgraver)After a disappointing Knoxville Raceway campaign, resulting in a mechanical failure while leading the 56th Annual Knoxville Nationals D-main, “Downtown” Danny Holtgraver will move forward and reset his focus toward Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions competition, ready to visit areas of Central Pennsylvania and Upstate New York for four consecutive nights of open wheel action. Press Releases8/17
  • Ryan Smith)Ryan Smith was looking forward to competing in his first Knoxville Nationals. But, as is often the case in sprint car racing, plans changed and Smith spent the weekend with family and friends. "We couldn't get a tow vehicle around in time, but that's okay," he said. "After three years of racing nearly every weekend, I owed my girlfriend and my family and friends some time and it was nice. But I'm really ready to get back in the car. Press Releases8/17
  • Caleb Helms)Caleb Helms has a busy weekend on tap as he will head east for four races with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. The action begins on Thursday at Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pa., before a stop at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., on Friday. Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., hosts a race on Saturday and the weekend wraps up on Sunday at Lebanon Valley Speedway in West Lebanon, N.Y. Press Releases8/17
  • Jack Dover)Jack Dover competed with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Junction Motor Speedway on Tuesday night with his 360ci engine. "We were obviously down on horsepower and the track was fast and heavy," he said. "We ended up pulling off the track in every race." Dover qualified 17th quickest before exiting the track early in the heat race and qualifier. That lined him up on the inside of the eighth row for the main event. Dover raced for several laps before pulling off with a 14th-place finish. Press Releases8/17
  • NSL)There are only seven remaining points-paying races on the National Sprint League schedule this season. The series will take this weekend off before returning to action on Aug. 27 at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for the half-mile oval's final NSL event of the season. National Sprint League 8/17
  • DHR Suspension)DHR Suspension clients have had a strong start to the month of August. Four racers were victorious on Aug. 6 during the Cody Burks Memorial at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark. Marshall Skinner claimed the 360ci winged sprint car main event with Andy Gallagher winning the 305ci feature and J.C. Waller the late model portion. Bubba Jones was victorious in the 305 dash. Press Releases8/17
  • USAC)57th "Bettenhausen 100" at the Illinois State Fairgrounds (Springfield, Illinois) DATE: Saturday, August 20, 2016 STARTING TIMES: Practice: 10am. ProSource Qualifying: 11:30am., Sportsman races: Noon. Silver Crown B-Main: 1pm. "Bettenhausen 100:" 2pm. 37 CARS, 37 DRIVERS USAC8/17
  • Davie Franek)Davie Franek brought home the Franek Auto Sales #28f to a runner up finish on Tuesday Night August 16th at the Bridgeport Speedway. The 2014 United Racing Club Champion continues to strengthen his points lead, a lead that he has not relinquished since winning night #1 at the Bridgeport Speedway. Franek who started 2nd in heat race #2, quickly took the lead and went on to win heat race #2. With heat race 1 winner Robbie Stillwaggon pulling the “6” invert pill, Franek was then scheduled to start the 25 lap feature event in the 5th starting position. At the drop off the green flag, Franek settled into the 4th place running position and was up to 2nd place by lap 8. Franek continued to try to catch front running Josh Weller but was unable to catch and overtake Weller finishing in the runner up position. With the runner up position, Franek continued to strengthen his stronghold on the 2016 United Racing Club points lead. Franek will now have a decision to make this Saturday night as Selinsgrove and URC will both be in action. At Selinsgrove Speedway, Franek currently sits in the 2nd position a mere 185 points back of points leader Mark Smith. Franek has been hot at Selinsgrove in 2016 could chase the $4,000’s winners share at the Mach 1 National Open this weekend, or Franek could head just up the road from his home to the Orange County Fair Speedway and continue to strengthen his current points lead. Wherever Franek runs on Saturday look for the 28f to be out front. 8/17
  • Brett Michalski)On Tuesday night Brett Michalski and the JR Michalski and Sons Heating and Air Conditioning #73b headed to the Bridgeport Speedway to race with the United Racing Club. Michalski who was coming off of an 18th and a 14th place at the Williams Grove Speedway and Susquehanna Speedway on Friday and Saturday nights. Michalski started on the pole position in a very difficult heat #2 and finished in the 4th position after battling with race winner Josh Weller and Adam Carberry. For the feature event, Michalski started in the 8th position next to URC veteran Troy Betts and just behind past URC Points Champion Robbie Stillwaggon. Michalski continues to look for seat time in the 360 sprint car and consistently running the entire feature will continue to help improve the URC rookie. Michalski finished in the 10th position just behind former URC regular Chris Coyle. Michalski will now prep the 73b to head north this weekend to the Orange County Fair Speedway. A visit earlier this year resulted in a disappointing end to the rookie’s night due to motor issues. Since then the team has purchased a Wesmar Motor from 2016 Knoxville 360 Nationals winner Sammy Swindell and has continued to develop their maintenance program as well. Look for the 73b to be running up front very soon. 8/17
  • Lincoln Speedway PA)A surprise rainfall on lap seven of Lincoln Speedway’s USAC/ARDC feature event brought a disappointing end to an abbreviated Pennsylvania Midget Week Wednesday night. Nevada’s Tanner Thorson set fast time for the 20 midgets on hand, and took the lead from USAC points leader Spencer Bayston on a third-lap restart. He, Brayston, and Brady Bacon were running first through third when Steve Buckwalter brought out the caution flag after stopping in turn two. Central PA 8/17



  • J&J Auto Racing)Son. Brother. Fiancé. Friend. Racer. Champion. All are adjectives that can be used to accurately describe Bryan Clauson. But they’d only begin to scratch the surface of what a truly remarkable young man he was. Always quick with a smile and never too busy to say hello or catch up, Clauson was the epitome of what a dirt-track legend represents. Only scratching the surface of what was to surely be a storied winged Sprint Car career, Clauson earned four victories in the Matt Wood Racing No. 17W entry in 2016. We at J&J Auto Racing would like to dedicate our victories for the month of August to the memory of Bryan Clauson. It was a privilege to have him behind the wheel of a J&J Auto Racing chassis and an honour to call him a friend. On behalf of J&J Auto Racing, we’d like to extend our thoughts and prayers to Bryan’s family, friends and race teams. Godspeed, BC. #BCForever Press Releases8/17
  • All Stars)After a two week standstill on the schedule, allowing teams to prepare for and participate in the 56th Annual Knoxville Nationals in Knoxville, Iowa, Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions competitors will return to action in a big way by traveling to areas of Central Pennsylvania and Upstate New York for a four-pack of programs at four different facilities. All four venues will feature Arctic Cat All Star competition for the first and only time in 2016, launching a busy August/September stretch comprised of 11 events from now until September 24. All Stars 8/17
  • Column)Gaye Carmichael has notes from McCool Junction Outlaws in Sprint Car Notes8/17
  • IRA Sprints)The teams of the Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint series are about to get busy, really busy. Over the next six weeks, teams will battle in 11 contests, and it all begins with a challenging three-race weekend that will begin this Friday. One of the longest running traditions on the IRA schedule is the Kenosha County Fair races. Rich in history this year's events at the fair will again be run back to back on Friday and Saturday evenings. IRA 8/17
  • Oswego Speedway NY)As the days continue to tick away toward the 60th running of the Budweiser International Classic 200 for Novelis Supermodifieds on Sunday, September 4, we look back on one of the most improbable Classic wins of all-time, by a local ‘Zero Hero’. Press Releases8/17



  • USAC)It took two whole days to finally get underway, but once it did, the 2016 "Pennsylvania Midget Week" opener was well worth the wait. Minden, Nevada's Tanner Thorson recovered from a lap four spin, carved his way from the tail-end of the field, setting him up for a last lap, last corner slide job on teammate Spencer Bayston to take an improbable USAC Midget National Championship/ARDC feature win Tuesday night at Lanco's Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway. USAC8/17
  • URC)Josh Weller is as hot at the August heat right now with the United Racing Club. Fresh off of an 18 to 5 place and hard charger at Williams Grove to winning at Susquehanna Speedway from the 4th position on Saturday night, Weller rolled into Bridgeport Speedway for a Tuesday night special paying $2,000 to win thanks to Valley Forge Inc and GEI Enterprises kicking in an extra $500 for the win. URC 8/17
  • World of Outlaws)Entering the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series event at Junction Motor Speedway on Tuesday night, Donny Schatz had never finished off the podium in five career starts at the 3/8-mile. The seven-time and defending series champion extended that streak, while adding to his win total at the track, as he dominated the 30-lap main event. DIRT/World of Outlaws 8/17


  • Thunder On The Hill)Excitement builds as Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions prepare to descend upon the third-mile bullring of Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, PA. NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series brings the All Stars to the Berks County dirt track this Thursday, August 18, as the nationally touring 410 Sprint Car racing series battles the Pennsylvania Posse, with a $5,000 payday on the line. This popular event is being presented by Pioneer Pole Buildings. Central PA 8/17


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