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1. 27 Greg Hodnett 1616 11
2. 48 Danny Dietrich 1040 9
3. 14 Lance Dewease 983 4
4. 21 Brian Montieth 878 5
5. 87 Alan Krimes 805 2
6. 19M Brent Marks 794 6
7. 51 Stevie Smith 651 7
8. 69K Donnie Kreitz Jr 649 3
9. 1 Lucas Wolfe 623 2
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This is a collection of some of the best writers and photographers in the country all with one purpose in mind SPRINT CARS. We have every corner of the U.S. covered here so sit back and check out some of the great columns, race results, & photos. If you have any sprint car news, results, or photos please send them to me. 
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KO's Indiana Bullring Scene Kevin Oldham 11/3 Dirt Divas Camisha Miller 11/4 Hoosier Race Report Danny Burton (IN) 11/15
Florida Open Wheel Richard Golardi 11/24 Tri-State Outlook Duane Hancock (OH/IN/MI) 10/31 Not Just Another Racing Column Pastor Dudley Balmer 11/25

Wagsworld Ken Wagner (CRA/USAC) 11/20

From the Grandstand Ron Rodda (CA) 11/24

Runnin The High Groove Paul Kuyawa 7/31  

BillW's Knoxville News Bill Wright 11/16 Directory Assistance Gordy Killian 11/19 Cravin' Racin' Dana Kuyawa 7/31
A Typical Weekend Pat & Bruce Eckel 11/17    

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The top three Sprint Invaders Owners included Bart Schneiderman of Deuce Motorsports (third), Jon Agan of Agan Motorsports (champion) and Shawn Goodno of Goodno Promotions (second) (Donna Pindell Photo)

 

 

Darren Hagen wins the final night of the Western World USAC Midgets at Canyon Speedway Park AZ over Tanner Thorson & Christopher Bell TWC Photo

 

Veteran sprint car driver, Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee captured his 11th United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N during the series 35 event 2014 season Pete Walton/USCS

 

 


The 47th Annual Sands Chevrolet Western World Championships concluded in wild fashion with Matt Rossi and Darren Hagen posting what could be both classified as “upset” wins in Saturday night’s finale atop the 1/3-mile Canyon Speedway Park clay oval. Rossi (R) scored a popular hometown win with a stunning drive to victory lane in the USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Car main event while Darren Hagen (L) struck his first blow of the year in Honda USAC National Midget action with the triumph. Rossi and Hagen both pocketed $7,500 for their victories.  TWC Photos

ASCS GULF SOUTH awards banquet at the Isle of Capri Casino in Lake Charles, LA 11-22-14 Channin Tankersley was crowned the Gulf South series champion for 2014! Presenting him the trophy, etc. is Debra Johnson..... Photo by: RonSkinnerPhotos.com

 

Australian Champion Dave Murcott (centre) won the Sprintcar A Main at Sydney's Valvoline Raceway on 22 November, defeating Troy Little (right) and Ben Atkinson (left). Gary Reid photo

  

Jacob Wilson and crew in victory lane after winning the non-stop 40 lap King of Wing Sprint Car shoot out series main event at Loanmart Madera Speedway (M&M Photo)

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“I just won the Western World, I can’t believe it!” Rossi exclaimed upon climbing from his winning Apache Scapes/Schure Built Suspensions No. 02 Spike. Matt Rossi winning the USAC WC/SW Sprint feature on the fial night of the Western World at CSP AZ

“I took it all the way to the wall at the end, I knew he (Thorson) would pretty much have to drive over us to get the win,” Darren Hagen winning the USAC Midget feature on the final night of the Western World at CSP AZ

“I had a great car, I can’t thank my guys enough, I watched (Darren) Hagen run his Midget in the cushion and thought I could do that to, it was pretty sketchy up there though.” Ryan Bernal winning the USAC WC/SW Sprint feature on night 2 of the Western World at CSP AZ

“That was a fun race, The track was really tricky, I had to keep searching around to find the fastest line and the ledge got to be a challenge. I don’t know if I got into turn three the same way twice the whole race.” Christopher Bell winning the USAC Midget feature on night 2 of the Western World at CSP AZ

“I knew at the end I couldn’t let it push in the corners, I wasn’t gonna give the bottom of the track to Bryan (Clauson),” Ryan Bernal winning the USAC WC/SW Sprint feature on night 1 of the Western World at CSP AZ

“The track really changed a lot throughout the race,We fell back to about fourth or so early working the bottom, then moved to the top and then back to the bottom by the end. It probably worked to our advantage to fall back early so we could search around some.” Tracy Hines winning the USAC Midget feature on night 1 of the Western World at CSP AZ


 

 

 

 

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!Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday November 26th 2014

“Keith Moon, God rest his soul, once drove his car through the glass doors of a hotel, driving all the way up to the reception desk, got out and asked for the key to his room.” Pete Townshend

11:00pm

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  • NSL)The National Sprint League website is now live at www.NationalSprintLeague.com! To find information on the latest news, schedule, rules, downloads, driver and track profiles and much more, log on today! Both rules and membership information for drivers and owners can be downloaded on the new site. Stay tuned for the latest news from the NSL at www.NationalSprintLeague.com! National Sprint League 11/26
  • Texas Motorsports Expo  & Auction)THIS WEEKEND! NOV. 28-29: Expo space SOLD OUT...Pushing 300 Longhorn Shootout Entries! Here are the pertinent times and activities set for Friday, November 28th: Texas Motorsport Expo & Auction – load in and set up only (closed to public) 9AM-7PM. Press Releases11/26
  • Aaron Reutzel)Aaron Reutzel is set to finish out a banner 2014 season with this weekend’s $10,000-to-win Thanksgiving Bash for wingless 360-ci Sprint Cars at Southern New Mexico Speedway near Las Cruces. With eight main event wins to his credit already this year, the driver of the BC Fundz/Wren Motorsports No. 87 Triple X Sprint Car will try to add to the total with this weekend’s Friday-Saturday double that puts the wraps on two weekends of wingless action. Press Releases11/26
  • Renegade Sprints)Wayne County Speedway will be on the Renegade Sprints schedule in 2015. The 3/8-mile, semi-banked track in Orrville, Ohio, will be featured during a busy July 4 weekend that will likely include races at Hilltop Speedway in Millersburg, Ohio; Millstream Speedway in Findlay, Ohio; and Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio. Renegade 11/26
  • Valvoline Raceway AU)By it’s very nature Speedway racing is loud, dirty and can be a very aggressive environment on the clay track. Hardened individuals charge hard and take significant risks in their quest for racing glory. There’s often no quarter given or taken and sometimes the twist of a wheel one foot the wrong direction can result in a huge race accident that can wreck your racecar and change your day significantly. Press Releases11/26
  • Christopher Bell)After a weekend full of podiums and his 26th win of the year, it all comes down to Turkey Night for Christopher Bell in his pursuit of a second consecutive USAC National Midget title. With Friday night’s Western World Championships preliminary victory his 16th triumph among the Midget ranks in 2014, the accolades have already started coming in for the Norman, OK, driver including the Badger Midget championship and then National Midget Driver of the Year honors for the second year in a row. Press Releases11/26
  • Sprintcar All Stars AU)The Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series have been clocking up the K’s recently and will add a few more travelling to Swan Hill this Saturday night. RD 3 will be held at Sonic Speedway and everyone is excited about visiting the venue again this season. Press Releases11/26
  • Top Gun Sprints)HAPPY THANKSGINING to everyone from the Eagle Jet Top Gun Sprint Series. The Eagle Jet Top Gun Sprints will be at Bubba Raceway Park on Sunday, November 30th for 2nd annual Thanksgiving Leftover Classis. Also racing will be Open-Wheel Modifieds, Mini Sprints, Hobby Stocks and V-8 Thunderstocks. Danny Martin Jr. leads Mark Ruel Jr. by only ten points, Brandon Grubaugh is third by only 58 points over Matt Kurtz and A J Maddox is in sixth place over Tony Agin by only eight points. Drivers expected to also be racing and trying to move up in the points are Ken Laureno, Aileen Collins, Gene Lasker, Brett O’Donnell, Johnny Alexander, Kyle Pitts Tyler Clem, Brian Eckley, Hayden Campbell, Garrett Green and Steve Darvalics. The arm bands from the August 30th rain-out race will be honored on Sunday. The pits will open at 1:00 pm, Grandstand will open at 2:00 pm with hot laps at 3:00 pm and racing will start at 4:00 pm.11/26
  • WAR)Wingless Auto Racing series director Andy Korte is happy to announce the addition of a second region to the non-winged sanctioning body. WAR East will be a division of WAR with its own points championship and with most races being run east of the Mississippi River. WAR East will be led by Kenny Dobson, who is the promoter at both the Quincy Raceways and Lincoln Speedway in Illinois. Dobson also serves as the series director of the MOWA 410 winged sprint group in Illinois. Press Releases11/26
  • National Sprint Car Museum)It is hard to believe, but next month’s National Sprint Car Museum-benefit Maxim/Rider sprint car raffle will be the tenth in the non-profit museum foundation’s history. What is equally interesting is that the previous nine winners have come from seven different states and one Canadian province. Bob Miller of Los Gatos and Bradley Myers of Brentwood are the only two winners to have come from the same state, that being California. Press Releases11/26
  • Oswego Speedway NY)Oswego Speedway’s Pathfinder Bank Small Block Super drivers will once again battle for product certificates from Sherwood Racing Wheels in 2015, as the Sherwood Racing Wheels Lap Leader Award returns for the upcoming 65th anniversary season at the ‘Steel Palace.’ Press Releases11/26
  • Tracy Hines)Three drivers will battle for the 2014 Honda USAC National Midget Series title this week in the Turkey Night Grand Prix at Perris Auto Speedway in California, and Tracy Hines will be one of them. The veteran driver is looking to add a midget title to his already impressive resume that includes an Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series title and Traxxas USAC Silver Crown Series championship, which would put him in very select company, as only five drivers have ever claimed the USAC “Triple Crown,” by winning each of the three series titles. Press Releases11/26
  • Jamie Hendry)After a short break out of the seat Jamie Hendry returned to action last Saturday night at the Sunline Speedway, Waikerie as he contested Round 4 of the South Australian 360ci State Series which doubled as the Scotcher Race Fuels & Oils Sprintcar Stampede. Despite a lack of track time this season Hendry was extremely impressive all evening as he secured a podium result as he drove his Murray Muscle Therapy / Hendry Concrete Solutions #42 Maxim to a third placing in the 25 lap decider. Press Releases11/26

Tuesday November 25th 2014

“I used to jog but the ice cubes kept falling out of my glass.” Dave Lee Roth

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  • Jackson Delamont)Jackson Delamont recorded a thirteenth place finish in round five of the Sprintcar Track Championship at Valvoline Raceway last Saturday night. Starting from deep in the field (position 18), Jackson made his way forward to once again, score vital points in the track championship at the venue. Press Releases11/25
  • Toby Bellbowen)It was a tough night behind the wheel for Toby Bellbowen on Saturday night at Valvoline Raceway. After reaching the highest of highs by setting quick time in qualifying, it all turned bad from there as Toby rode out a spectacular flip, ending up on the turn four embankment. Although Toby emerged out of the car OK, there was plenty of damage to the once pristine Hogs Breath Cafe Maxim. Press Releases11/25
  • Column)Pastor Dudley Balmer has something a bit different for Thanksgiving.Not Just Another Racing Column 11/25
  • Premier Speedway AU)As the racing season really begins to heat up right across Australia, pre-event planning continues at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway for the 43rd Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic with more drivers indicating their intentions as nominations continue to roll in. Having toured the country for a majority of his racing career, popular live wire racer Danny Reidy has found himself contesting events between Brisbane and Sydney more in recent times, although the Classic is always high on his agenda. Press Releases11/25
  • Perris Auto Speedway CA)Fresh off the three-night Western World Championships in Arizona, the cars and stars of the Honda USAC Western Midget Series will battle at Don Kazarian’s Perris Auto Speedway. Presented by Agajanian Promotions and Oval Entertainment, the 98-lap “74th Running of the Turkey Night Grand Prix” on Thursday, November 27th, is co-sanctioned with the Honda USAC National Midgets. The popular WRA Vintage Cars will also be on display at “America’s Premier Dirt Track” as the Pit Gates will open at Noon, the Front Gates open at 3:00pm, Time Trials at 6:00pm, and Racing is scheduled to begin at 7:05pm. For more event information, visit www.perrisautospeedway.com or call 951.940.0134. Press Releases11/25
  • J&J Auto Racing)Jake Beard-Miller picked up a victory for J&J in Australia over the weekend while Terry Gray earned his 11th USCS championship. Press Releases11/25
  • Sam Hafertepe Jr)Speed was not an issue for Sam Hafertepe Jr. in 2014. "I feel like we had one of the fastest if not the fastest car at most races throughout the year," he said. "Unfortunately, we didn't always get the results to back that up. If we had there'd be a lot more wins in the stats and a championship trophy." Press Releases11/25
  • Brandon Hanks)Brandon Hanks is planning on using the 2014 season as a building block for his racing career. "From where we were last year to this year was a humongous step," he said. "We're 10 times better. We really, really moved forward and we were a lot more competitive than we've ever been." Press Releases11/25
  • Josh Baughman)Josh Baughman registered a pair of victories to highlight his 2014 season. Baughman claimed ASCS Lone Star Region events at Abilene Speedway in Abilene, Texas, on July 12 and at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on Aug. 16. The latter was co-sanctioned by the ASCS Gulf South Region. Press Releases11/25
  • Channin Tankersley)Channin Tankersley accomplished a major dream during the 2014 season. "I had always wanted to win a sprint car championship and had come close a few times," he said. "Thanks to Marvin and Peggy Pearson and all of my great sponsors that dream became a reality this year." Press Releases11/25
  • USAC)Retaking the lead from Tanner Thorson on lap twelve, Riverside, California’s “The Hawk” Darren Hagen won the “47th Annual Sands Chevrolet Western World Championships.” The $7,500 triumph at Canyon Speedway Park marked Hagen’s fourth career Honda USAC Western Midget victory. Thorson, Christopher Bell, Tracy Hines, and Bryan Clauson followed Darren to the checkered flags. USAC 11/25
  • USAC)Streaking past Ryan Bernal on lap eleven, Matt Rossi of South Central won the 30-lap finale of the “47th Annual Sands Chevrolet Western World Championships.” For Rossi, the $7,500 victory was his second career USAC SouthWest Sprint Car victory. Kevin Thomas Jr., hard charger Bryan Clauson, R.J. Johnson, and Brady Bacon followed Matt to the checkered flags. USAC 11/25
  • USAC)After winning the opener of the “47th Annual Sands Chevrolet Western World Championships,” Ryan Bernal of Hollister, California celebrated another triumph at Canyon Speedway Park. Friday’s $2,000 USAC SouthWest & West Coast Sprint Car victory was Bernal’s second career win at the Peoria clay oval. Matt Rossi, Jon Stanbrough, Casey Shuman, and R.J. Johnson rounded out the top-five drivers. USAC 11/25
  • Champion Racing Oil)Champion Oil, a globally recognized industry leader in performance lubricants, announced today that Brett Hearn, with 860 Career Racing Wins and 86 Track and Series Championships, will be making an appearance and signing autographs in Champion’s Booth #1455 at upcoming Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show in Indianapolis. Press Releases11/25

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  • Jonathan Allard)Fresh off of an opening night win two weeks ago, Jonathan Allard and his Porter Group/Hydraulink/Motul team returned to the WXC Speedway for Heritage Shield Night only to have engine woes end their night early. “We were bad fast all night long, and it was a bummer to have issues,” Allard said. “We have great supporters down here, and we will get fixed, and be back at the track.” Press Releases11/25
  • USAC)Securing the lead from Casey Shuman on lap twenty-two, Ryan Bernal of Hollister, California claimed the opening night of the “47th Annual Sands Chevrolet Western World Championships. For Bernal, Thursday’s $2,000 victory at Canyon Speedway Park his first career USAC SouthWest Sprint Car triumph. Hard Charger Bryan Clauson, Shuman, R.J. Johnson, and C.J. Leary chased the 2-time USAC Western Classic Sprint Champion to the checkered flags. USAC 11/25
  • Champion Oil)Champion Oil, a globally recognized industry leader in performance lubricants, has announced special appearance times for a 2015 calendar signing featuring Brooke Selanders and Ceili Fitzpatrick, both popular celebrities of NADM’s Diesel Motorsports, at the upcoming Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show in Indianapolis.Press Releases11/25
  • WAR)We are happy to announce the addition of a second region "WAR East" this will be a division of WAR with it's own points championship and most races will be east of the Mississippi River! WAR East will be lead by Kenny Dobson (director of MOWA), Kenny is currently working on the schedule for 2015 and we will be releasing it once it's completed. Most races will be in IL or eastern MO, with a few co sanctioned races with the original WAR series. If you are interested in running with the WAR East division or would like more info please contact Kenny Dobson at (217) 371-3653, we are looking forward to getting this rolling and to continuing to see WAR grow!!11/25
  • Taylor Ferns)For Taylor Ferns, the 2014 season was all about learning the intricacies of 410-winged sprint car racing and getting seat time, as she returned to the 900-horsepower machines for the first time in nearly four seasons. When it was all said and done, she had earned her first winged sprint car win, along with recording several other strong runs. She even made her debut with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series in 2014, as well as racing with the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions and the upstart Renegade Sprint Series. Press Releases11/25
  • Brian Brown)The early part of the season was rough for Brian Brown Racing and the Casey’s General Stores/FVP #21 team. A pair of crashes in California slowed the team, but perseverance paid off when they arrived back in the Midwest. They were sailing by May, winning three straight 410 events at the Knoxville Raceway. In early July, they picked up the Folken Brothers Trucking Jackson Speedway Spring Nationals worth $10,000. Press Releases11/25
  • NSL)The first five drivers committed to the new National Sprint League are in. Drivers are already planning for 2015, and memberships are arriving at NSL headquarters in Minnesota. National Sprint League members receive the benefit of insurance, reduced pit passes, contingencies and more. Brian Brown, Danny Lasoski, Ian Madsen, Terry McCarl and Dusty Zomer are the first five drivers in the books for the National Sprint League. The series, founded by Tod Quiring of Big Game Treestands will boast a $350,000 point fund, and a number of special purse events throughout 2015. National Sprint League 11/25

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  • Perris Auto Speedway CA)Perris Auto Speedway will conclude its 19th season of racing this Thursday night, November 27th, when Oval Entertainment and Agajanian Promotions present the 74th Annual Running of the 98-lap Turkey Night Grand Prix featuring the USAC Honda National and Western States Midgets. It will be the third consecutive year midget racing’s longest running and most historical race will stay on a dirt track. Spectator gates will open at 3:00 PM, qualifying will begin at 6:00 and the first race will take the green flag at 7:05. Press Releases11/25
  • Column)"Troy DeCaire Interview – “Next Year I’m Going to Back It Down” by Richard Golardi Florida Open Wheel 11/25
  • Ohsweken Speedway ONT)Looking for a gift for the race fan in your family? Advance reserved seat tickets are set to go on sale on Monday, December 8 for the inaugural Triple Crown Showdown at Ohsweken Speedway. The event includes the first ever visit to Ohsweken for the Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified Series. Press Releases11/25
  • Winter Heat)Cocopah Speedway is thrilled to announce there will be a points fund for drivers competing in the inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown. Thanks to partnerships with Cometic Gasket, JE Pistons and K1 Technologies, the driver who earns the most combined points from the races - Jan. 2-3, Jan. 6 and Jan. 9-10 - will receive a $4,000 bonus with drivers finishing second through fifth each taking home an extra $1,500. Press Releases11/25
  • Seth Bergman)The 2014 season was a banner one for Seth Bergman, who set a season high for feature victories en route to his best career finish in the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour championship standings. Bergman recorded 10 wins and he ended the season ranked sixth in the points with the premier 360ci sprint car series, which marked his fourth straight season of improving in the standings. Press Releases11/25
  • Downforce Designs)Downforce Designs is offering a special deal for the month of December. Any customer who orders a minimum of 144 Gildan t-shirts will receive 50 percent off the art design and a dozen free hats with one location embroidery. Press Releases11/25
  • Andee Beierle)Andee Beierle will return to racing for the first time in more than three months this Thursday. Beierle will make her debut at Perris Auto Speedway in Perris, Calif., where she will drive for Daum Motorsports during the 74th annual Turkey Night with the USAC Honda National Midget Series. Press Releases11/25
  • Shark Racing)The two support vehicles sitting side by side in the pits at the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series race at the Action Track in Terre Haute, Ind., in September told the story. At the right was a gleaming, state-of-the-art Bad Boys Buggy, equipped with all sorts of things that Donny Schatz, the series' eventual champion, and his Tony Stewart Racing crew might need. On the left was a rather shabby golf cart, held together primarily by high hopes. "Will this start?" asked Trevor Cook, a young mechanic who was helping Shark Racing at Terre Haute. Obviously it hadn't started sometime recently. Press Releases11/25

Monday November 24th 2014

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When someone is impatient and says, 'I haven't got all day,' I always wonder, How can that be? How can you not have all day? George Carlin

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  • Kaeding Performance) Less than two weeks away!! The 25th annual Kaeding Performance Race Car Swap Meet at the San Jose Fairgrounds on Tully Road, will take place on December 6th 2014 at 8:00 a.m. This is the Swap Meet to come to, with vendors and buyers from all over California, Washington, Oregon, Nevada,Hawaii, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. So pack up all your racing parts or bring $$$ to find the best buys from the top teams in the Western States and beyond. Kaeding Performance will be hosting an Open House at their location 813 Cristich Lane in Campbell from 12 Noon to 6:00 p.m. following the Swap Meet. The Open House will include a buffet lunch,door prizes & Open House Specials.11/24
  • Column)Ron Rodda has notes from Arizona racing in From the Grandstand 11/24
  • PANCHO’s Racing Products Black Friday & Saturday 15% OFF Entire Store SALE! Pancho has lost his mind, This Friday and Saturday EVERYTHING in the STORE is 15% OFF! Yes racers you take 15% OFF ALL New Parts, Used Parts, Cars, Chassis, Engines – ALL is on SALE. WHEN: Friday 10:00am til 4:00pm & Saturday 9:00am til 2:00pm (November 28 & 29). This 15% Everything Sale is limited to In Stock items but we are LOADED for the Winter Rebuild Season – so take advantage of it – CALL in an Order or Stop In. Visit our website for more information! PANCHO’s Racing Products (717)-646-0090 www.panchosracingproducts.com 11/24
  • Indy Race Parts would like to congratulate Tracy Hines, Darren Hagen, Jacob Wilson and everyone else that supports Indy Race Parts. If you need any New or Used Sprint Car, Midget, or 600 parts we are your one stop shop. Call 317.244.9437 or view our website www.indyraceparts.com for more info or find us on Facebook or Twitter, @indyraceparts.11/24
  • Lincoln Speedway PA)After several years as a top-five point contender, Denver’s Alan Krimes rode the strength of two wins and consistent top finishes to his first-ever track title. Ironically, Krimes’ wins came back-to-back with an ARCH Night win on April 12th and a 410 Sprint Spring Championship victory on April 19th. Although he didn’t win the rest of the year, he did score ten top-five and 16 top-ten finishes in 23 races to claim the $10,000 championship. Krimes’ two wins in the John Alexander’s Midnight Express/Conestoga Valley Garage #87 moved him alongside Junie Taylor and Bobby Weaver on the all-time Lincoln win list with 15 career wins. Krimes title also earned Dennis Kohler Lincoln’s mechanic of-the-year award. Central PA 11/24
  • Sprint Invaders)Over $28,000 in cash and contingencies was handed out Saturday night, November 22 at the Brockway Mechanical & Roofing Sprint Invaders banquet. The banquet was held at the Comfort Suites in Burlington, Iowa. After a reception and dinner, appreciation was handed out for series sponsors, the Board of Directors, tracks and promoters, seriesā€™ push truck drivers, event associates, officials and volunteers.
  • WNMDOTY)Ronnie Gardner & Six8 Motorsports hold a sizable lead in the 2014 Western Midget Driver of the Year Championship presented by West Evans Motorsports & Western Performance Parts, with one race remaining. After the conclusion of this weekend’s three-day Western World Championship, Gardner holds a 41-point lead over Chad Nichols, with 85-points available entering Thursday night's 74th "Turkey Night Grand Prix" at Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway. Oklahoma’s Trey Marcum (250), and Sean Dodenhoff (244) also remain “title eligible”. Six8 Motorsports #68 Stewart-Esslinger entry is atop the Car Owner Points, with Sean Dodenhoff#9 (244), and defending Turkey Night car owner champion Keith Ford#73 (223), retaining slim title hopes 11/24
  • NMDOTY)Christopher Bell’s incredible midget racing season has allowed him to clinch National Midget Driver of the Year Championship, with one race remaining. Bell becomes the sixth multiple-time NMDOTY Champion in sixteen seasons. The Oklahoma driver holds a commanding 230-point lead over three-time NMDOTY Champion Bryan Clauson entering Thursday night's 74th "Turkey Night Grand Prix" at Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway, with 160-points available. Clauson’s Driver Development Team driver Spencer Bayston has clinched the Design 500 Racewear Rookie of the Year honors. Kunz/Curb-Agajanian have won their third straight Car Owners Championship and holds three of the top five positions in the car owner points. Esslinger Engineering (engine) and Spike Chassis (chassis) have again won the Manufactures Champion. 1. Christopher Bell 1434; 2. Bryan Clauson 1253; 3 . Zach Daum 1246; 4. Rico Abreu 1192; 5. Tanner Thorson 953; 6. Darren Hagen 875; 7. Tracy Hines 795; 8. Andrew Felker 747; 9. Tyler Thomas 680; 10. Parker Price-Miller 574 11/24
  • IRA Sprints)The curtain officially closed on the 2014 edition of the Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint Series with their annual awards banquet, which this year was held at the Brookfield Suites & Convention Center located in suburban Milwaukee. A large enthusiastic group gathered to honor the twenty participation eligible teams. IRA again proved itself to be one of the most unique and successful organizations of any regional race series in existance, and the annual banquet always proves to be a testimonial of that. And this close knit group, which was founded in the 60's, has certainly demonstrated they can compete, and party, with the best! IRA 11/24
  • USAC)Shawn Buckley of Simi Valley, Calif. completed his drive to championships in USAC's Western HPD overall and pavement series Saturday at the Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway Bullring. He led the first 24 laps of Saturday night's finale and finished second behind race winner Jeff Kelley. Kelley, of Eden, Utah, led the last six laps to beat Buckley, Jim Waters, Christine Breckenridge and Michael Daniels. Kelley's victory marked the first win by a Honda engine in Western HPD competition. USAC 11/24
  • USAC)R.J. Johnson of Phoenix, Ariz. secured his first USAC driving title Saturday, finishing fourth in the 47th Sands Chevrolet "Western World Championships" finale at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz. His final margin of victory over runner-up Charles Davis Jr. is 204 points. USAC 11/24
  • USAC)Only 36 points separate the top-three drivers in USAC's Honda National Midget Series entering Thursday night's 74th "Turkey Night Grand Prix" at Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway. Combatants Rico Abreu, Christopher Bell and Tracy Hines all have significant objectives as they chase the championship going into the season finale. Ronnie Gardner of Norco, Calif. is set to celebrate his second consecutive Honda USAC Western Midget crown at Perris. USAC 11/24
  • Oswego Speedway AU)When Oswego Speedway opens the ‘Steel Palace’ gates for its 65th season of racing on May 9 of 2015, Planet Fitness of Oswego will present the blockbuster night of racing featuring the Novelis Supermodifieds, Pathfinder Bank SBS, and the Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Tour. Planet Fitness joined the Speedway’s team of partners in 2014, presenting the Novelis Supermodified Kick-Off, and is excited to return for the second consecutive season in 2015. Press Releases11/24

RESULTS...

  • Valvoline Speedway AU)David Murcott doesn’t get to Valvoline Raceway much but when he does he sure makes it count. The Australian Sprintcar Champion recorded his first ever win in New South Wales (and naturally Valvoline Raceway) in tonight leading home a stellar field in the 30 lap main event. Murcott is the second Victorian to score victory in Sydney this season joining Jamie Veal with three successes. Race Results 11/24
  • King of Wings)Kern County Raceway CA 1 7 Jo Jo Helberg 40 2 26 Aaron Pierce 40 3 22a Bobby Santos 40 4 40 David Byrne 40 5 25 Sierra Jackson 40 6 40 Cody Gerhardt 40 7 61 Kevin Feeney 40 8 07 Jacob Wilson 40 9 1 Ken Hamilton 38 10 12 Ronnie Larson 38 11 02 Richie Larson 34 12 60 Davey Hamilton Jr. 33 13 11x Tom Paterson 31 14 15 Eric Humphries 30 15 11 Kyle Edwards 18 16 3 Robert Beck 8 17 60 Tim Skoglund 7 18 14 Matt Mansell 4 19 17 Randy Dubois 1 20 10 Anthony Simone 0 21 91 Davey Hamilton Sr. 0 11/24

Sunday November 23rd 2014

Every man's life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another. Ernest Hemingway

11:30pm

PRESS...

Drivers/Sanctions

  • Speedway Motors/Champion Racing Oil Central PA Sprint Cars)For the fifth time in the last six years, and the sixth time in his career, Thomasville's Greg Hodnett has won the overall Central Pennsylvania Sprint Car Point Series championship. Hodnett won the series crown first in 2003 when there was no series sponsor. His next two titles came in 2009 and 2010 under the Speed Dawg banner. Speedway Motors took over sponsorship in 2011, when Hodnett won his fourth title, and Champion Racing Oil joined Speedway Motors as title sponsor in 2012 when Hodnett got his fifth title. Speedway Motors/Champion Racing Oil Central PA 11/23
  • Tracy Hines)Tracy Hines continued to add to his win total at Canyon Speedway Park in Arizona, taking the opener of the Honda USAC National Midget Series portion of the 47th Sands Chevrolet Western World Championships on Thursday, November 20. The win was his second in as many weeks at the track, and the fifth of his career, but his first in a midget, as the previous four had come in sprint car competition. Press Releases11/23
  • USCS)Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee captured his 11th United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters National Championship during the series’ eighteenth and 2014 racing season. The veteran sprint car driver made just two visits to the www.rockauto.com USCS victory lane as the series feature winner, but he used a record of perfect attendance and steady top five finishes including nine 2nd place and seven 3rd place tallies in his total of 26 top five finishes during thirty-five events to accumulate the most Championship points. Gray )lace in the USCS “Road to Atlanta” Hoosier Race Tire Asphalt Series. USCS 11/23
  • Tony Bruce Jr)Tony Bruce Jr. earned four feature victories during the 2014 season, including three wins with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour. That gave him at least one win with the premier 360ci sprint car series in five of the last six seasons and during each of the last three seasons. Press Releases11/23
  • Danny Reidy)The consistent start to the 2014-15 season came to a crashing end for Danny Reidy last Saturday night during the fifth round of the Valvoline Raceway 410 Sprintcar Track Championship. After finishing inside the top five of his first six race meetings of the season, Reidy was dealt a cruel blow last Saturday night, when he was the innocent party in someone else’s mistake on the opening lap of his heat race. Press Releases11/23
  • URC)Eighteen year old Brad Franks successfully completed his first year in 360 sprint cars and with URC in 2014. Franks of Collegeville, PA will be URC’s 2014 Rookie of the Year and for that accomplishment, he will receive a Simpson helmet. In just his first season of 360 sprint car racing, Brad finished thirteenth in the 2014 URC point standings. URC 11/23

2:30pm

RESULTS...

  • King of Wings)Irwindale CA...1 7 Jo Jo Helberg 40 2 25 Sierra Jackson 40 3 26 Aaron Pierce 40 4 14 Matt Mansell 40 5 22a Bobby Santos 40 6 40b David Byrne 40 7 11 Kyle Edwards 40 8 60s Tim Skoglund 40 9 3f Tim Barber 40 10 15 Eric Humphries 40 11 12 Ron Larson 40 12 33 Rick Brown 39 13 91 Bryan Warf 39 14 61 Kevin Feeney 39 15 7d Randy Dubois 39 16 65 T.J. Thorn 38 17 11x Tom Paterson 37 18 4 Alan Beck 36 19 22 Richie Larson 35 20 60 Davey Hamilton Jr. 29 21 3 Robert Beck 28 22 9 Connor Cantrell 23 23 1 Ken Hamilton 21 24 91h Davey Hamilton Sr. 13 25 07 Jacob Wilson 12 11/23
  • SANSW)Victorian David Murcott scored an emphatic win in the fifth round of the Sprintcar rack Championship at Valvoline Raceway on Saturday night. Crossing the line in second place was Troy Little with Ben Atkinson in third. Murcott started on the front row and led the early stages of the A-Main before being passed by Darryl Campbell. Murcott also succumbed to Jamie Veal who was flying from his position ten starting position. Race Results 11/23
  • 360 SA Series)Last night the Sunline Speedway at Waikerie hosted Round 4 of the Transport & Warehouse Solutions 360ci South Australian State Series with regular open Sprintcar competitor Brendan Quinn walking away with his second round victory of the season. Race Results 11/23
  • Canyon Speedway Park AZ)The 47th Annual Sands Chevrolet Western World Championships concluded in wild fashion with Matt Rossi and Darren Hagen posting what could be both classified as “upset” wins in Saturday night’s finale atop the 1/3-mile Canyon Speedway Park clay oval. Rossi scored a popular hometown win with a stunning drive to victory lane in the USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Car main event while Darren Hagen struck his first blow of the year in Honda USAC National Midget action with the triumph. Race Results 11/23
  • USAC)USAC HONDA NATIONAL/WESTERN MIDGET CAR SERIES RACE RESULTS: November 22, 2014 - Peoria, Arizona - Canyon Speedway Park - 47th Annual Sands Chevrolet "Western World Championships" FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Darren Hagen, 2. Tanner Thorson, 3. Christopher Bell, 4. Tracy Hines, 5. Bryan Clauson, 6. Tyler Thomas, 7. Ronnie Gardner, 8. Brady Bacon, 9. Casey Shuman, 10. Shane Golobic,USAC 11/23

3:00am

RESULTS...

  • USAC)Darren Hagen holds on to win "Western World" Midget Feature over Thorson. Bell. Hines, Clauson, Thomas, Gardner, Bacon, Shuman, Golobic.Bryan Clauson won the "Jesse Hockett Rocket Award" as the highest combined finisher in both divisions. 11/23
  • USAC)USAC SOUTHWEST & WEST COAST SPRINT CAR "Special Event" RACE RESULTS: November 22, 2014 - Peoria, Arizona - Canyon Speedway Park - 47th Annual Sands Chevrolet "Western World Championships" FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Matt Rossi, 2. Kevin Thomas Jr., 3. Bryan Clauson, 4. R.J. Johnson, 5. Brady Bacon, 6. C.J. Leary, 7. Robert Ballou, 8. Ryan Bernal, 9. Chris Windom, 10. Stevie Sussex,USAC 11/23
  • USAC)HPD USAC WESTERN MIDGET PAVEMENT RACE RESULTS: November 22, 2014 - Las Vegas, Nevada - Las Vegas Motor Speedway Bullring FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Jeff Kelley, 2. Shawn Buckley, 3. Jim Waters, 4. Christine Breckenridge, 5. Michael Daniels, 6. Ashley Hazelton, 7. Annie Briedinger, 8. Antony Waters, 9. Jeanille Waters, 10. Joel Rayborne, 11. Toni Briedinger. NT USAC 11/23

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Tracks

  • Port Royal Speedway PA)The annual Port Royal Speedway awards banquet was held Saturday night, November 22 at the Port Royal Community Building. Feted were the track champions in all regular divisions: Aumiller’s Insurance 410 sprints, Jake’s Carts/Enviroman Products late models, Gray’s Auto and Towing econo late models, Len Krautheim Auto Sales xtreme stocks and River Valley Builders 305 sprints. Central PA 11/23

Saturday November 22nd 2014

The fact that I am still alive after 100,000 laps is my championship. Jacky Ickx

3:00pm

RESULTS...

  • Madera Speedway CA)King of Wings....1 07 Jacob Wilson 40 2 25J Sierra Jackson 40 3 7H Jo Jo Hleberg 40 4 60 Tim Skoglund 40 5 91W Bryan Warf 40 6 60h Davey Hamilton Jr. 40 7 40b David Byrne 40 8 11 Kyle Edwards 40 9 33 Rick Brown 40 10 15 Eric Humphries 40 11 22a Bobby Santos 39 12 22 Richie Larson 39 13 40 Cody Gerhardt 39 14 98 Ken Hamilton 39 15 98n Whitney Nolan 39 16 3F Geoff Ensign 39 17 10 Anthony Simone 39 18 9 Conner Cantrell 38 19 7 Randy Dubois 38 20 14 Matt Mansell 37 21 65 T.J. Thorne 37 22 26 Aaron Pierce 29 23 3 Robert Beck 25 24 12 Ron Larson 0 11/22
  • Canyon Speedway Park AZ)Action at the 47th Annual Sands Chevrolet Western World Championships continued with Christopher Bell and Ryan Bernal snaring wins in Friday night action atop the 1/3-mile Canyon Speedway Park clay oval. Bernal dominated the 30-lap USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Car feature for his second win in as many nights while Bell earned his 26th overall win of the year in the 30-lap Honda USAC National Midget main event. Race Results 11/22
  • USAC)USAC HONDA NATIONAL/WESTERN MIDGET CAR SERIES RACE RESULTS: November 21, 2014 - Peoria, Arizona - Canyon Speedway Park - 47th Annual Sands Chevrolet "Western World Championships" FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Christopher Bell, 2. Bryan Clauson, 3. Zach Daum, 4. Tracy Hines, 5. Tanner Thorson, 6. Rico Abreu, 7. Casey Shuman, 8. Tyler Thomas, 9. Ronnie Gardner, 10. Shane GolobicUSAC 11/22
  • USAC)HPD USAC WESTERN MIDGET "SPECIAL EVENT" RACE RESULTS: November 21, 2014 - Madera, California - Madera Speedway FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Cody Jessop, 2. Dylan Nobile, 3. Duke Love, 4. Tom Paterson, 5. Tommy McCarthy, 6. Ashley Hazelotn, 7. Ryan Delisle. NT USAC 11/22
  • USAC)USAC SOUTHWEST & WEST COAST SPRINT SPECIAL EVENT RACE RESULTS: November 21, 2014 – Peoria, Arizona – Canyon Speedway Park – “47th Annual Western World Championships” FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Ryan Bernal, 2. Matt Rossi, 3. Jon Stanbrough, 4. Casey Shuman, 5. R.J. Johnson, 6. Robert Ballou, 7. Shon Deskins, 8. Jake Swanson, 9. Josh Pelkey, 10. C.J. LearyUSAC 11/22

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Tracks

  • The Cushion)The T2 Digital team is excited to announce that they have reached an agreement with the Perris Auto Speedway to stream the 2014 Turkey Night Grand Prix LIVE on TheCushion.Com this Thanksgiving. “We are extremely pleased that we were able to reach a deal with the PAS,” T2 Digital President, Ian Marvuglio said. “We were looking forward to doing a Live Video broadcast of the Oval Nationals and Turkey Night, but a last minute issue prevented Ovals, so we are super happy things came together last minute for Turkey Night, and are glad this historic event will be on TheCushion.Com for the second consecutive year. Press Releases11/22
  • Ohsweken Speedway ONT)The 2014 Ohsweken Speedway season was celebrated on Friday night with the annual awards banquet at Carmen's Banquet Hall in Hamilton. Glenn Styres was honoured as the champion of the Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Car Division, while Ryan Hunsinger was recognized as the first Strickland's GMC Crate Sprint Car champion,Press Releases11/22

Friday November 21st 2014

I see myself as an intelligent, sensitive human, with the soul of a clown which forces me to blow it at the most important moments. Jim Morrison

11:45pm

RESULTS...

  • USAC)Western World...Canyon Speedway Park AZ...Ryan Bernal wins again tonight in Sprint Cars over Rossi, Stanbrough, Shuman, Johnson, Ballou, Deskins, Swanson, Pelkey, Leary, Taylor...Christopher Bell wins tonight's Midget Feature over Clauson, Daum, Hines, Thorson, Abreu, Shuman, Thomas, Gardner, Golobic...11/21

1:30pm

RESULTS...

  • Canyon Speedway Park AZ)Tracy Hines and Ryan Bernal kicked off the 47th Annual Sands Chevrolet Western World Championships by racing to victory lane in Thursday night’s main events atop the 1/3-mile Canyon Speedway Park. Bernal fought off a late challenge from 18th-starter Bryan Clauson to win the 30-lap USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Car feature while Hines took top honors in the 30-lap Honda USAC National Midget main event. Race Results 11/21
  • USAC)USAC SOUTHWEST & WEST COAST SPRINT CAR "Special Event" RACE RESULTS: November 20, 2014 - Peoria, Arizona - Canyon Speedway Park - 47th Annual Sands Chevrolet "Western World Championships" FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Ryan Bernal, 2. Bryan Clauson, 3. Casey Shuman, 4. R.J. Johnson, 5. C.J. Leary, 6. Charles Davis Jr., 7. Gary Taylor, 8. Robert Ballou, 9. Mike Spencer, 10. Chris Windom,USAC 11/21
  • USAC)USAC HONDA NATIONAL/WESTERN MIDGET CAR SERIES RACE RESULTS: November 20, 2014 - Peoria, Arizona - Canyon Speedway Park - 47th Annual Sands Chevrolet "Western World Championships" FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Tracy Hines, 2. Christopher Bell, 3. Tanner Thorson, 4. Zach Daum, 5. Bryan Clauson, 6. Brady Bacon, 7. Ronnie Gardner, 8. Darren Hagen, 9. Rico Abreu, 10. Shane Golobic,USAC 11/21

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Sanctions

  • Nebraska 360)The Carpetland Nebraska 360 Sprints are absolutely giddy about our newest A feature sponsor, Speedway Motors, America's Oldest speed shop that like the 360 sprints originated in Lincoln, Nebraska. It's only fitting that Speedway Motors partner with the Nebraska 360 Sprints to help perpetuate the history of the 360 sprints.In addition to Speedway Motors, we are continuing to work to bring in other sponsors to make our purse even more robust and attractive to sprint car teams in the Midwest. We're continuing to work on finalizing our race schedule for 2015.New and exciting announcements regarding our schedule are forthcoming. Given how cold and snowy it's been and it's only November, we're getting more and more stoked about the Carpetland Nebraska 360 Sprint series in 2015. We'll be announcing more about our 2014 points banquet in the very near future as well. 11/21
  • USAC)USAC championships will be on the line Thursday night when one of America's most traditional and revered motorsport events takes to Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway. The Annual "Turkey Night Grand Prix" marks the 74th running of the race which debuted in Los Angeles back in 1934 and has been won by many of the sport's biggest names. Parnelli Jones, the 1963 Indianapolis 500 winner and two-time (1964 & 1966) Turkey Night champ, will serve as the "Grand Marshal" for what promises again to be one of the signature events of the racing season. USAC 11/21
  • URC Club)It’s only been a Club again for a short time, but there are many race teams loving the fact that they have a voice that is being heard again. As a result, there are many teams already committed to running all or trying their best to make all of the 2015 United Racing Club races. So far drivers and teams include Robbie Stillwaggon, Curt Michael, two cars owned by Kenny Eldreth driven by Josh Weller and Tyler Ross, Jimmy Stitzel, Troy Betts, Jamie Bodo, Jason Clauss, Mark Bitner, Randy West, Brad Franks, Brian Carber, Jeff Fithian, Dan Mazy, Will Eggimann, Bill Unglert, Eddie Wagner and a car owned by Chris Weiss (driver to be named later). We will update when new drivers and teams are added. Press Releases11/21

Thursday November 20th 2014

A true friend freely, advises justly, assists readily, adventures boldly, takes all patiently, defends courageously, and continues a friend unchangeably. William Penn

11:55pm

RESULTS...

  • USAC)Western World...Canyon Speedway Park AZ...Ryan Bernal wins tonight's Sprint Car Feature at Peoria AZ over Clauson, Shuman, Johnson, Leary, Davis, Taylor, Ballou, Spencer, Windom. Tracy Hines wins midget feature over Bell, Thorson, Daum, Clauson.USAC 11/20

1:25pm

PRESS...

Drivers/Tracks/Manufacturers

  • Oswego Speedway NY)With the Holiday season knocking on the door step, Oswego Speedway is offering several ‘Steal Palace’ savings options for fans through December 23, including pre-race rides in the Canale Insurance 2-Seat Supermodified for only $99. The Canale Insurance 2-Seat Supermodified has become a staple at Oswego Speedway, providing countless thrills for willing riders in the 800-horsepower machine, serving as a tremendous promotional tool for Supermodified racing and the ‘Steel Palace.’ Press Releases11/20
  • Factory Kahne Indy) The Performance Racing Industry trade show Dec 10th through the 13th is just around the corner. Unofficially kicking off the 2015 racing calendar it serves as a great way to meet vendors, discuss racing past and present, and develop new relationships. With that in mind, FK Indy is proud to announce their first annual open house Wednesday, December 9th from 4-9 pm on Gasoline Alley. Within close proximity to downtown Indianapolis this serves as a great way to kick start one of the greatest off weekends in our sport. Come discuss ideas, suspension and more with Willie Kahne, Matt Hummel, representatives from Factory Kahne’s Dealer network as well as Kaeding Performance. Food and drink available while supplies last. Location:Fk Indy 288 N Gasoline Alley Unit C Indianapolis, IN 46222 Contact: Matt Hummel matt@factorykahne.com(317)294-9858 Time: 4pm-9pm Wednesday December 9th, 2014 11/20
  • Jackson Delamont)Jackson Delamont returns to Valvoline Raceway this Saturday night full of confidence after a season’s best ninth place finish at the same venue two weeks ago. Talking to Jackson, you get the feeling he really wants to consolidate on his efforts from last weekend and even though it’s in every driver’s nature to want to go better than last time, Jackson wants it that little bit more. Press Releases11/20
  • Toby Bellbowen)Toby Bellbowen goes into this Saturday night’s fifth round of the Sprintcar Track Championship excited about what lays ahead. Although last meeting Toby had a number of issues which hindered him in the 30 lap A-Main, he is using his outstanding effort in the pole shuffle to drive him to hopeful success this weekend. Press Releases11/20
  • King Racing Products)With the winter creeping up, King Racing Products is in full tradeshow mode, as they are excited to announce that they will have some new parts and pieces to debut at the upcoming PRI Show in Indianapolis, IN. “We always look forward to PRI,” Blake Robertson said. “This year we have some new King Racing Products to show off, and we will also have our newest King Racing Products catalog available at our booth.” Press Releases11/20
  • The Cushion)With the Arizona weather still great this time of year, the USAC National Midgets will close their season out at the Canyon Speedway Park during the Western World Championships, and TheCushion.Com will bring you flag to flag coverage starting TONIGHT. Headlining the show will be on of the nation’s hottest drivers, Rico Abreu, as he leads the series into their culminating event, as he looks to claim his first ever series title. Press Releases11/20

1:25pm

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Drivers

  • Paul McMahan)When it's all said and done, few challenges in sports can match that of competing on the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series tour. "Running the Outlaw circuit is one of the most fun, yet difficult things I think you can ever do," said Paul McMahan, driver of the Bairs Tree Service/Nyce Crete & Landis Block & Concrete/All Star Performance sponsored machine. "Between the travel, the competition and the general grind of racing over 90 nights a year, this series will wear you down. Plain and simple. The flip side of that is the fact that if you walk up and down the pits at any of our races and ask anyone, this is circuit they want to be on. This is where they want to be. This is where the best of the best come to race. We all want to be beat the best. That's why we keep coming back each and every year." Press Releases11/20
  • Column)Ken Wagner has notes from USAC at Perris CA and Canyon AZ in Wagsworld 11/20
  • Team ILP)Inside Line Promotions pilot Dominic Scelzi powered to his first victory of the season last Saturday. Scelzi led from flag to flag to claim a Turkey Shootout micro sprint event at Plaza Park Raceway in Visalia, Calif., during his final race of the season. Press Releases11/20
  • Josh Baughman)Josh Baughman wrapped up the 2014 season last weekend by making his debut at Cocopah Speedway with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour. "It didn't go as well as we would have liked," he said. "We fought high pill draws both nights, which made it tough. It seemed like you had to make something happen on the opening lap of your heat race if you were going make any moves." Press Releases11/20

Wednesday November 19th 2014

Nobody remembers who finished second but the guy who finished second. Bobby Unser

11:45pm

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Sanctions/Drivers

  • Column)"Desoto Speedway Concludes the Year of Change for Pavement in Florida" by Richard Golardi Florida Open Wheel 11/19
  • Column)Gordy Killian has California racing and end of season thoughts in Directory Assistance11/19
  • SANSW)A near-record car count will take to the Valvoline Raceway circuit this Saturday night, November 22, for the fifth round of the Sprintcar Track Championship. A total of sixty cars will do battle for supremacy and such is the talent in the field, seven drivers from the top ten finishing positions will be at Valvoline Raceway this weekend. Press Releases11/19
  • Robbie Farr)“I don’t think there’s a track in the world that gets 60 Sprintcars to a club show,” is how Robbie Farr describes the significance of this Saturday night’s race event that he’ll contest at Sydney Speedway. In what will be his final appearance at the Parramatta venue before December 26’s Boxing Day International Season kick off Farr knows that the team needs to treat this last appearance as critical. Press Releases11/19
  • Derek Hagar)There aren't many ways to top a season that included a first national championship and a career high in wins, but Derek Hagar managed to do just that in 2014. Hagar exceeded his previous season high for wins this year with 16, including his first-ever 410ci triumph and his first two victories with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour. Press Releases11/19
  • Brandon Hanks)It took nearly 30 hours for Brandon Hanks and his team to return home this week following his first trip to Arizona. "It was well worth it," he said. "We were just trying to enjoy the weekend and have fun. We did that." Press Releases11/19
  • Channin Tankersley)Channin Tankersley had mirror results last weekend during his final two races of the season. Tankersley made his debut at Cocopah Speedway, where the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour wrapped up the season on Friday and Saturday for the Cocopah Cup Challenge. Press Releases11/19
  • Tracy Hines)The list of drivers who have won the Western World Championships is a venerable “Who’s Who” of open wheel racing. Tracy Hines added his name to the prestigious list in 2011, when the event was held at then-USA Raceway in Tucson, Arizona, and split between sprint car and midget events. He returns to the history-laden event this week as it now calls Canyon Speedway Park in Arizona home for the third consecutive year, hosting the Honda USAC National Midget Series. Press Releases11/19
  • Danny Lasoski)Big Game Motorsports is thrilled to announce that Danny Lasoski has been selected as the driver for the Big Game Treestands No. 2 sprint car. Lasoski will team up with crew chief Guy Forbrook, along with crew members Pete Stephens and Tony Barkman, for approximately 60-to-70 races in 2015. Press Releases11/19
  • Seth Bergman)Seth Bergman finished his career-best season last weekend with a Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour doubleheader at Cocopah Speedway. "We didn't end the way we wanted, but we had a good season," he said. "It would have been nice to end the year with a couple of good results, but we seemed to struggle with finding the right balance all weekend." Press Releases11/19

2:45pm

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Tracks/Sanctions/Manufacturers/Drivers

  • Brian Brown)It has been some time since Brian Brown has jumped in someone else’s equipment, but that was the case last weekend. The Grain Valley, Missouri driver piloted Shawn Petersen’s Print Place #4x at the Cocopah Speedway near Yuma, Arizona. Though the car was moving forward all weekend, a win escaped the team. This was the season finale for ASCS and it’s always competitive in Yuma. Press Releases11/19
  • Lance Dewease)In action one more time in Pennsylvania over the weekend, Lance Dewease and his Dietz Motorsports team hit the Susquehana Speedway Park on a frigid Saturday and ended their year with a Top-Five finish. “It was a great way to end the year, and to obviously really show how far we have come over the course of 2014,” Dewease said. Press Releases11/19
  • Penn Live)It doesn't matter that Frankie Kerr left Sprint Car racing and headed south 15 years ago for a career in NASCAR. In dirt-track circles, he still commands respect.http://www.pennlive.com/11/19
  • MSA)The Midwest Sprint Car Association (MSA) raced 31 nights throughout the 2014 season at several diverse race tracks including; Manitowoc Expo, Plymouth Dirt Track, Beaver Dam Raceway, Dodge County Fairgrounds and Chilton Speedway. Amid the fast and challenging season, there was a fight for the top spot in the MSA Master Series point’s championship and this past Saturday evening the award went to West Bend native, Paul Porkoski. Press Releases11/19
  • CRASH PAD).....because Stuff Happens. Compression Fractures happen when your seat stops and your body keeps moving downward. The CRASH PAD adds space and the Right compression resistance to slow your motion and reduce Spinal Compression Forces. Your helmet is padded and your butt should be too. Give your Spine a Brake! Put a CRASH PAD in your seat for next season. Better Now than After. Info, Dealers, Order online at www.802solutions.com. 11/19
  • Susquehanna Speedway Park PA)The Night of Honor and Awards Gala banquet for the Susquehanna Speedway Park will be held on Friday night, February 6, 2015 at the Valencia Ballroom in downtown York, Pennsylvania. For the eighth consecutive year, the annual awards celebration returns to this historic place. Central PA 11/19
  • Valvoline Raceway AU)Off the back of his stunning win in the prestigious Sid Shopping Shootout two weeks ago at Valvoline Raceway Sydney Sprintcar driver Sam Walsh believes that it’s entirely possible to win two main events in a row and end the winning streak of the so far dominant Victorian Jamie Veal.Press Releases11/19
  • Momentum Racing Suspensions would like to congratulate some of its most recent winners. Shane Stewart finished off the 2014 ASCS season strong by taking the $10,000 to win finale at the Cocopah Speedway in Scottie McDonald’s car on Momentum Integra Shocks. Also on Momentum Integras, Aaron Reutzel finished off the ASCS National Tour with wins at The Short Track Open at I-30 Speedway and at Southern New Mexico Speedway in Las Cruces, NM. Aaron finished with 7 podium finishes in the final 8 nights of competition and so far has 8 total wins on the season. Brad McClelland also had a strong season, finishing off as the Central PA 358 Point Series Champion as well as the track Champion at Trail-Way Speedway. With 10 wins, Brad joined Andrew Peters and Scottie McDonald as other Team Momentum drivers with double digit wins. All told, Team Momentum has well over 100 victories on the season. As the 2014 season winds down, it’s already time to start prepping for a successful 2015 season! Brad Benic's Momentum Racing Suspensionscan help you get a head start and get you tuned in with a great value: ship your shocks in from now until December 1st to get 15% off and free return shipping! Check out this deal & some new updates on www.momentumracingsuspensions.com, email at momentumsuspensions@yahoo.com or call Brad at 317-842-3278.11/19
  • Crawford County Speedway IA)The rumble of 410-winged sprint cars will return to Crawford County Speedway in Iowa, for the first time in quite a while in 2015, as the track welcomes the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series. The inaugural World of Outlaws event at Crawford County Speedway is scheduled for Friday, June 12. Press Releases11/19
  • Perris Auto Speedway CA)It has been a long honored tradition for the winner of the world’s most famous auto race, the Indianapolis 500, to have his photo taken while kissing the famous “yard of bricks” at the start finish line at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Two years ago when the world’s most famous Midget race, the Turkey Night Grand Prix, made it’s much heralded return to the dirt at Perris Auto Speedway, race winner Kyle Larson began a new tradition when he kissed J.C. Agajanian’s bronzed hat on top of the massive Aggie trophy. That tradition will be carried on this Thanksgiving Night, November 27th, when the famous Riverside County clay oval hosts the 74th Running of the Turkey Night Grand Prix for the USAC Honda National Midgets and Western States Midgets. Press Releases11/19
  • World of Outlaws)The 2014 World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series season drew to a close at World Finals. Daryn Pittman and Brian Brown scored the final two wins of the year as Donny Schatz wrapped up his sixth series championship. From the end of full-time Outlaws competition for two legends, Steve Kinser and Sammy Swindell, to the first wins of seven different drivers, the 2014 season is defined in part by the numbers. DIRT/World of Outlaws 11/19
  • PPB Motorsports 2015)Dr. Dick Berggren has so much knowledge of motorsports, so many experiences and the ability to share all that with fans of the sport. He will be doing just that when he appears at the Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2015 fueled by Sunoco Race Fuels and Distributed by Insinger Performance Race Car and Trade Show set for January 23-25th at the spacious Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA. Press Releases11/19
  • Christopher Bell)Christopher Bell is set to add yet another crown jewel of dirt track racing to his victory ledger this weekend after posting another podium finish in the asphalt Late Model ranks. With an outside shot at a second consecutive USAC National Midget title still a possibility, the 19-year-old from Norman, OK, will try to build upon his 2014 win total of 25 during this weekend’s 47th Annual Western World Championships at Canyon Speedway Park near Phoenix. Press Releases11/19
  • Bloomington Speedway IN)With wide interest in the Kinser-AirFilters.com 305 RaceSavers winged sprint car series debuting in 2015, Bloomington Speedway is hosting a planning meeting on Saturday, Nov. 29. In addition to providing an overview of the Speedway’s plans for the series, General Manager Kris Kirchner says they will answer questions and take inputs from potential participants and others interested in the program. The public is welcomed to attend. The session is scheduled to begin at 2:00 pm at the Holiday Inn Express, 117 S. Franklin Road in Bloomington, which just off Ind. 37, across the street from the Texas Roadhouse. 11/19

Tuesday November 18th 2014

Science, my lad, is made up of mistakes, but they are mistakes which it is useful to make, because they lead little by little to the truth. Jules Verne

11:45pm

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  • Willie Croft)Finishing up the 2014 season with Tri-C Motorsports, Willie Croft had another strong weekend with the team in Yuma, AZ as he scored fourth and seventh place finishes against the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour. “It has been a great four races with this Tri-C Motorsports team,” Croft said. “We have been pretty fast, and I think it shows with three top-five finishes, and four Top-10’s.” Press Releases11/18
  • Justyn Cox)Justyn Cox and his Cox Racing team headed south over the weekend, as Cox closed his 2014 season in Yuma, AZ battling the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour. “It was an okay weekend for us,” Cox said “We fought some issues with our car on Friday night, and played with some stuff and got a little better for Saturday’s finale.” Press Releases11/18
  • Harli White)Closing her 2014 season out in Yuma, AZ over the weekend, Harli White competed with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour two more nights making both feature events. “It was great for us to make both feature events, but we had some issues both nights, so hopefully this winter we can start addressing some little things, so we can hit the ground running in 2015,” Harli White said. Press Releases11/18
  • DJ Netto)With the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour invading Yuma, AZ over the weekend, DJ Netto and his Netto Racing team made the trip south to close out their 2014 season. “It was a tough weekend for our team,” Netto said. “Things did not go our way, but overall, it was a pretty good season for us.” Press Releases11/18
  • Dakota Hendrickson)After making the announcement last week that they would team up for 2015, Dakota Hendrickson and his new Van Dyke Motorsports team were in action over the weekend with the Lucas Oil ASCS Series during their season finale, and Hendrickson was pleased with how things went. “It was a great weekend,” Hendrickson said. “Our first weekend together we were at a pretty tough show, and for me personally, it was the first Lucas Oil ASCS National feature I have ever started.” Press Releases11/18
  • Chase Johnson)Chase Johnson pushed himself to a new level in 2014. Johnson took advantage of new racing opportunities and he raced at several tracks for the first time, which took him from California to the Midwest and back. Press Releases11/18
  • Aaron Reutzel)Aaron Reutzel closed out his Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour campaign in fine form with another podium finish among a pair of top-ten runs in the series season-ending double at Cocopah Speedway near Yuma this past weekend. Press Releases11/18
  • Wayne County Speedway OH)The annual NAPA Wayne County Speedway awards banquet was held Saturday night, November 15, 2014 at the Pines Golf Course banquet hall with well over 200 people in attendance. Following the delicious meal, a slide show, put together by Alan Hutchinson, was shown of all the top drivers. Then a slide show highlighting the 50 years of Blaine Aber racing was shown and then Blaine was given a die cast of his 50th year gold car. Brad Haudenschild picked up his first ever Fisher Performance Sprint championship trophy and awards as he had 6 feature wins and a total of 519 points for the year. Press Releases11/18
  • National Sprint Car Museum)The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Foundation’s brand-new 410-cubic-inch Rider-powered Maxim sprint car ‘raffle car’ will make the last two trade show appearances soon before its Friday, December 19, drawing date. Museum special events coordinator David Herrmann will have the state-of-the-art winged sprint car at this weekend’s Heartland Auto Racing Show, November 21-22, in Des Moines and at next month’s Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show, December 11-13, in Indianapolis, Indiana. Press Releases11/18
  • USAC)After a break in the schedule, the Honda USAC Western Midget Series will invade Kevin Montgomery’s Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria. Starting this Thursday, November 20th, the popular 1/3-mile clay oval will host the “47th Annual Sands Chevrolet Western World Championships.” The three-day co-sanctioned event with the Honda USAC National Midgets will also feature the USAC SouthWest and USAC West Coast Sprint Cars. The Front Gates will open at 4:00pm with Racing scheduled to begin at 7:00pm. For more event information, visit www.canyonspeedwaypark.com.USAC 11/18
  • USAC)On Thursday, November 20th, Kevin Montgomery’s Canyon Speedway Park will host the “47th Annual Sands Chevrolet Western World Championships.” The three-day co-sanctioned event between the USAC SouthWest and USAC West Coast Sprint Cars will also showcase the Honda USAC National and Western Midget Series. The Front Gates will open at 4:00pm with Racing scheduled to begin at 7:00pm. For more event information, visit www.canyonspeedwaypark.com.USAC 11/18
  • ASCS Lucas Oil)After the legality of the Spec Heads utilized by Jason Johnson during the 2014 season finale at the Cocopah Speedway in Yuma, Ariz. on Saturday, November 15, 2014 was brought into question by formal protest, a review by Brodix, who is the primary manufacturer of the ASCS Spec Cylinder Head, has revealed the Heads to be within the rules set forth by the American Sprint Car Series, and have deemed Jason Johnson the 2014 Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series National Champion. ASCS 11/18
  • Selinsgrove Speedway PA)In his 14 years at the helm of Selinsgrove Speedway, Charlie Paige has helped elevate the historic half-mile dirt track to one of Pennsylvania's premier race facilities and has brought the track national spotlight by hosting the World of Outlaws Late Model Series. Paige's commitment and hard work at the 68-year-old race track earned him national recognition this season as the recipient of the WoO LMS Promoter of the Year Award. Paige, 59, of Selinsgrove, was announced as the winner of this year's award at the annual World of Outlaws Night of Champions awards banquet on Nov. 9 at the Great Wolf Lodge in Concord, N.C. Central PA 11/18

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  • Benic Enterprises)We would like to thank and congradulate all our great customers on a great 2014 season around the country. We are looking forward to even more success for the 2015 season. Be sure to check out our website www.benicenterprises.com and our facebook page (benic shocks) daily for Winter specials and great discount offers. Give us a call for all your racing needs. 765-948-5758. Thank you.11/18
  • York Dispatch)For the fifth time in the last six years, and the sixth time in his career, Thomasville's Greg Hodnett has won the overall Central Pennsylvania Sprint Car Point Series championship. Hodnett won the series crown first in 2003 when there was no series sponsor. His next two titles came in 2009 and 2010 under the Speed Dawg banner. Speedway Motors took over sponsorship in 2011, when Hodnett won his fourth title, and Champion Racing Oil joined Speedway Motors as title sponsor in 2012 when Hodnett got his fifth title.http://www.yorkdispatch.com/ 11/18
  • Oswego Speedway NY)For the second consecutive season Nebraska based helmet painters, Shell Shock Designs, has awarded a free custom helmet painting to the driver with the most heat race victories in the Novelis Supermodified and Pathfinder Bank SBS divisions at Oswego Speedway. Supermodified shoe Kody Graham and SBS veteran Mike Bruce are this year’s recipients, after they earned the most qualifying heat race victories in their respective divisions this season. Press Releases11/18
  • Dirt Track Heroes)The dates for the popular eighth edition of the week long IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Show are now confirmed for 2015. The successful event will once again begin its week long run at the Phillipsburg Mall located off Route 22 in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. Opening day is set for Sunday, March 1st with a salute to all of the racetracks and a special emphasis on the great racing that took place at the speedways located in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, including the half mile, and both the paved and dirt versions of the larger National speedway which closed after the 2004 racing season. Press Releases11/18
  • URC)As URC plans for their sixty-eighth season of presenting sprint car racing, they are pleased to announce that Pioneer Pole Buildings will assume the role as tour sponsor for the 2015 season. “Pioneer Pole Buildings is very happy to step up to being the title sponsor of URC in 2015. I am excited to be a bigger part of URC and will do my best to replace Rislone in that role”, said PPB President Bob Greene. “I am sure that this is a major challenge with knowing how well Rislone supported URC for many years. I have in just a short few years of supporting the URC made some great friends and look forward to increasing that this year and expanding our business contacts as well”, added Greene. URC 11/18

Monday November 17th 2014

Stranger, if you passing meet me and desire to speak to me, why should you not speak to me? And why should I not speak to you? Walt Whitman

11:50pm

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  • Premier Speedway AU)Having been a part of the Premier Speedway landscape for a number of seasons as the naming rights sponsors of the track championship, in conjunction with GF1 Chassis, Parr Motorsports have once again stepped up to the plate ahead of the 2014-15season. Press Releases11/17
  • Sam Hafertepe Jr)The 2014 season didn't end as well as Sam Hafertepe Jr. had hoped. He entered the final weekend within striking distance of his first career Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour championship. Unfortunately, bad pill draws and a lack of good luck were too much to overcome in the southwest. Press Releases11/17
  • White Lightning Motorsports)White Lightning Motorsports officially wrapped up the 2014 season last Saturday at the Knoxville Raceway banquet. The team was awarded third place in the championship standings in the 360 class and was honored as the Sportsman of the Year in the 305 division. "We're making steady progress," said Jamie Ball, who scored his first career 360 victory this season. "I think we've got consistent enough that we can contend for a championship next year. Press Releases11/17
  • Big Game Motorsports)Big Game Motorsports recorded eight feature victories in 2014 as a trio of drivers powered a Big Game Treestands sprint car. Craig Dollansky earned five wins, including three at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, where he finished sixth in the championship standings. He also won at Oshkosh Speed Zone Raceway in Oshkosh, Wis., and at Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D. Press Releases11/17
  • USAC)USAC's HPD Midget calendar concludes this weekend with Saturday's Western Pavement finale at the Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway Bullring following Friday's special "non-points" race at Madera (Calif.) Speedway. Shawn Buckley of Simi Valley, Calif. leads the Western contingent to the LVMS finale. He has a huge 558-point margin over Ashley Hazelton in the overall standings and holds a commanding 201-point lead over Toni Briedinger in the pavement points. USAC 11/17
  • USAC)A trio of events close out the USAC Southwest Sprint Car season this weekend as they share the 47th Annual Sands Chevrolet "Western World Championships" at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz. with the Honda National and Western Midgets. The Sprint car portion of the program also carries USAC West Coast Sprint "special event" status. R.J. Johnson of Phoenix, Ariz. stands atop the Southwest points with a 116-point cushion over Josh Pelkey. Charles Davis Jr. trails the leader by 142 points. USAC 11/17
  • USAC)Honda USAC National Midget point leader Rico Abreu and Western Midget point leader Ronnie Gardner will try to lock up 2014 USAC championships this week as the 47th Annual Sands Chevrolet "Western World Championships" unfold at Canyon Raceway Park in Peoria, Ariz. USAC 11/17
  • USAC)Brady Bacon and Damion Gardner completed 2014 USAC championship seasons last weekend. Bacon, of Broken Arrow, Okla., became USAC's second National Champion from the Sooner State by claiming the AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car crown. Gardner earned his third AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car title by a comfortable margin. USAC 11/17
  • Canyon Speedway Park AZ)The Western World Championships, the perfect way to end a season. That’s how Canyon Speedway Park will bring the curtains down on the 2014 season with this weekend’s 47th Annual USAC Sands Chevrolet Western World Championships atop the 1/3-mile clay oval near Phoenix. The Honda USAC National Midgets and the USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Cars will battle it out for three nights on Thursday, Friday and Saturday following an open practice session on Wednesday night from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Press Releases11/17
  • USAC)Getting the jump on polesitter R.J. Johnson, Tracy Hines of Wilkinson, Indiana led all 30-laps to win Friday’s “Hall of Fame Classic” main event. Co-sanctioned with the USAC National Sprints, the $5,000 Canyon Speedway Park victory was the first Amsoil USAC/CRA triumph for the veteran driver. Chase Stockon, “The Demon” Damion Gardner, “The Madman” Robert Ballou, and Johnson followed Hines to the checkered flags.
  • Florida Open Wheel)Link for race video from Richard Golardi: http://youtu.be/pvNrWkVtGOI "YouTube video - Sprint Car Feature Race at Desoto Speedway, 11-15-2014", non-wing feature race from Bradenton, FL" 11/17
  • Jonathan Allard)After a strong 2014 season in the United States, Jonathan Allard made the trip back to New Zealand, and opened his season in victory lane, as he scored his 13th overall win of 2014 at the WXC Speedway on November 8th, 2014. With new clay being brought in during the off season, the Chico, CA transplant took a liking to it early, as he charged his Porter Group/Hydraulink/Motul backed No. 0 machine from the fourth row to finish second in his first heat race. Press Releases11/17
  • AL Drive Line) A big congrats to Shane Stewart, Brad Benic and the entire Scottie McDonald racing team on your season finale victory this past weekend at Cocopah Speedway. The victory came using our coated 32 spline fabricated titanium drive shaft. Update your car this winter with a lighter and safer drive shaft by going to www.aldriveline.com.11/17

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  • David Byrne)It's already been a career season for David Byrne in the USAC Traxxas Silver Crown Series after winning his first ever race in the series in the most prestigious race on the schedule; the Rich Vogler Classic. He's also had a good year with the Wing atop of his Sprint car competing in the Must See Xtreme Sprint Car Series and Auto Value Super Sprint Series. Competitive each and every time he's entered an event, the Shullsburg, Wisconsin driver is hoping to end the 2014 racing season on an even higher note with a trip to California. Press Releases11/17
  • National Sprint League)Drivers competing with the National Sprint League in 2015 will competing for unprecedented purse and prize monies for a regional series. The Midwest 410 sprint car series founded by Big Game Treestands, Tod Quiring, boasts a $350,000 point fund, and expects to command a talented field of drivers. National Sprint League 11/17
  • Column)Pat & Bruce Eckel have part 4 of their Summer journey. A Typical Weekend 11/17
  • Eldora Speedway OH)An intense points chase at Eldora Speedway that culminated with first-time champions Matt Westfall (DIRTcar Modified) and Frank Paladino (Eldora Stock Car); along with Matt Miller’s defense of his DIRTcar Late Model title, will be honored Saturday evening January 24, 2015 with the annual Awards Celebration. Press Releases11/17
  • Carl Bowser)With the season wrapping up in Western Pennsylvania, Carl Bowser and the Bowser Motorsports team secured one final honor: Bowser was named the #1 Cochran Cavalcade Points Champion in the sprint car division and “could well be the driver to beat for quite a few more years,” according to Area Auto Racing News’ Walt Wimer. Press Releases11/17
  • ASCS)As quickly as it began, the 2014 season for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real has become a memory. Ending out the series 23rd season of touring this past weekend at the Cocopah Speedway, located just south of Yuma, Ariz., the season finale was one filled with plot twists and drama as the championship came down to the final night. ASCS 11/17
  • Danny Holtgraver)Despite ending their short but eventful 2014 campaign on a disappointing note during the Bad Boy Buggies World Finals, Danny Holtgraver and Phoenix Racing are already preparing for their 2015 season debut. Holtgraver, who teamed up with Phoenix Racing in October after a long stint with Hunter Racing, is more than excited to continue his relationship with Tom and Sherry Leidig, and will welcome a few returning sponsors in the process. The ‘59’ team plans to kick off 2015 in Florida; just two days after Holtgraver arrives home from Australia. Their first stop will be in Ocala, Florida where they will join the UNOH All Stars for three full nights of racing at the Bubba Raceway Park on February 5th through 7th. Press Releases11/17
  • Oswego Speedway NY)In time for the holiday season, Oswego Speedway has released its 65th anniversary season ticket prices, with season passes for grandstand and pit area admission available for purchase. Fans are now able to visit Oswego Speedway’s box office Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to reserve their seats and get a jump start on the 2015 campaign. Press Releases11/17

Sunday November 16th 2014

I have a very strict gun control policy: if there's a gun around, I want to be in control of it. Clint Eastwood

11:45pm

RESULTS...

  • Susquehanna Speedway Park PA)The Final Showdown for the 410 Sprint Cars at the Susquehanna Speedway Park on Saturday afternoon, November 15 went to Greg Hodnett of Thomasville. The victory for Hodnett was worth $10,060, the highest paying race ever held at SSP in its 60-year history. York’s Chase Dietz took the 358 Sprint Car portion as well claiming the 20-lap feature event. Central PA 11/16

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  • Dirt Station) Susquehanna Speedway Park PA 11/15 Final Show Down won by Greg Hodnett. 11/16
  • The Speedway Motors/Champion Racing Oil Central PA Sprint Cars ran their final race of the 2014 season Saturday November 15th at Susquehanna Speedway Park. 2014 Champion Greg Hodnett in the Heffner Racing #27 took the win over Don Kreitz Jr and Freddie Rahmer. The top 10 in final points will all receive checks with champion Greg Hodnett getting $6,000 back to 10th place Doug Esh with $1,000. The 2015 season begins at Lincoln Speedway in February of 2015.Speedway Motors/Champion Racing Oil Central PA 11/16
  • Rolling Wheels Raceway NY)Rolling Wheels Raceway, located in Elbridge, NY, was recently purchased by Pay-Dirt Racing and Construction Group, Inc. and is actively preparing for the upcoming racing season. After an extended process to finalize the agreement to purchase the 5/8-mile oval, Pay-Dirt is moving forward, spearheaded by Mike LaGuzza. Mr. LaGuzza is a life-long race fan that has always dreamed about ways to make improvements and is excited to tackle those goals. A wide array of renovations and improvements are planned while still preserving the elements that make dirt racing so exciting. Press Releases11/16
  • Tony Bruce Jr)Track position was key last weekend during the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour's season finale at Cocopah Speedway. Tony Bruce Jr. and his One 8 Motorsports team took advantage of a good pill draw on Friday, when Bruce Jr. won his heat race after starting on the outside of the front row at the Cocopah Cup Challenge. Press Releases11/16
  • Tracy Hines)Tracy Hines earned his second Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series win of 2014, by claiming the opening night of the season-ending 14th Annual Hose Advantage Hall of Fame Classic at Canyon Speedway Park in Arizona on Friday, November 14. Hines led all 30 laps en route to the 47th win of his career with the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series. Press Releases11/16

5:00pm

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  • Canyon Speedway Park AZ)Bryan Clauson has become beyond familiar with the route to victory lane at Canyon Speedway. The Noblesville, IN, racer made his way down that path once again by topping Saturday night’s 30-lap main event at the 14th Annual Hose Advantage Hall of Fame Classic that put the wraps on the 2014 USAC Amsoil National Sprint Car campaign. Race Results 11/16

1:45am

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  • USAC)Peoria AZ...USAC Sprint Cars MAIN (30 laps) 1. Bryan Clauson, 2. Darland, 3. Bacon, 4. Spencer, 5. Stanbrough, 6. Grant, 7. Gardner, 8. Rossi, 9. Stockon, 10. Ballou, 11. Thomas, 12. Coons, 13. Leary, 14. Mitchell, 15. Johnson, 16. A.Williams, 17. Hines, 18. C.Williams, 19. Windom, 20. Boespflug, 21. Martin, 22. Gansen, 23. Curtis, 24. Andretti USAC 11/16
  • USAC)HPD USAC WESTERN DIRT MIDGET RACE RESULTS: November 15, 2014 - Visalia, California - Plaza Park Raceway FEATURE: (25 Laps) 1. Ashley Hazelton, 2. Wally Pankratz, 3. Cody Jessop, 4. Marvin Mitchell, 5. Toni Briedinger, 6. Shawn Buckley, 7. Joel Rayborne. NT USAC 11/16
  • USAC)HPD USAC EASTERN MIDGET "SPECIAL EVENT" RACE RESULTS: November 15, 2014 - Kenly, North Carolina - Southern National Motorsports Park FEATURE: (35 laps) 1. Chris Lamb, 2. Scott Hunter, 3. Kyle Craker, 4. Blaine Leydig, 5. Jessica Bean, 6. Carson Hocevar, 7. Calvin Carroll, 8. Nikki Carroll, 9. Jake Nelke, 10. Abbey Price, 11. Eric Lewis. NT USAC 11/16
  • Desoto Super Speedway FL)Desoto Speedway Non-wing Sprints Feature Race Results, Saturday, 11-15-2014, from Bradenton, FL - 40 laps: 1) Jason Kimball, 2) Sport Allen, 3) Dave Steele, 4) Ty DeCaire, 5) Ernie Teed Jr. 11/16

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  • Knoxville Raceway IA)The Knoxville Raceway banquet was held on Saturday, November 15 at the Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino in Altoona, Iowa. Assorted cash and contingencies totaling over $250,000 for owners and drivers capped off an entertaining evening. A total of eight chassis giveaways highlighted a contingency package which every driver in the points benefited (see prize list with winners below). In addition, the Knoxville Raceway Charitable Organization (KRCO) again provided insurance covering all Knoxville drivers for 2014 anywhere they may race. In addition, the Race Director, John McCoy announced the KRCO will provide driveline restraints for all drivers for 2015. BillW's Knoxville News 11/16
  • Column)Danny Burton has a little fiction in Hoosier Race Report11/16
  • All Star Sprintcars AU)The Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series A Main event was won by the rain last night. With every effort being made to beat the incoming weather unfortunately the A Main had to be declared after only 13 laps. Not making half race distance as required to declare final placing’s. ‘With rain forecast we ran thru our heats quickly having these finished just after 8, then cut the Pole Shoot Out and the A Main lined up in the grid and had the first shower come down. Press Releases11/16
  • UMSS)The Upper Midwest Sprintcar Series (UMSS) has set the date for their annual awards banquet to celebrate and honor the top drivers from the 2014 winged, traditional and micro sprint series. The 2014 UMSS awards banquet will return to the same venue as last year. The banquet will move up one week earlier than in previous years and will be held on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at the Hampton Inn & Green Mill restaurant and bar located at 1000 Gramsie Road in Shoreview, Minnesota at the intersection of I-694 and Lexington Avenue North. Activities will begin with a social hour from 5:00-6:00pm. Press Releases11/16

Saturday November 15th 2014

I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road. Stephen Hawking

11:30pm

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  • ASCS Lucas Oil)11/15/2014 at Cocopah Speedway ASCS National with ASCS Southwest Region A Feature (30 Laps): 1. 88-Shane Stewart[2]; 2. 41-Jason Johnson[6]; 3. 11-Roger Crockett[11]; 4. 81W-Danny Wood[1]; 5. 94-Jeff Swindell[10]; 6. 24-Rico Abreu[9]; 7. 3C-Willie Croft[5]; 8. 87-Aaron Reutzel[7]; 9. 2L-Logan Forler[4]; 10. 22-Mason Moore[15]; 11. 4X-Brian Brown[13]; 12. 21-Tyler Thomas[8]; 13. 05-Brad Loyet[17]; 14. 52-Blake Hahn[25]; 15. 31B-Joey Saldana[19]; 16. 45X-Johnny Herrera[23]; 17. 72-Phil Dietz[3]; 18. 9R-Reece Goetz[14]; 19. 23-Seth Bergman[18]; 20. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[21]; 21. 31C-Justyn Cox[26]; 22. 18-Tony Bruce Jr[24]; 23. 17W-Harli White[12]; 24. 3H-Brandon Hanks[20]; 25. 74-Colby Copeland[16]; 26. (DNF) 17-Channin Tankersley[22] ASCS 11/15
  • Susquehanna Speedway Park PA)Greg Hodnett wins $10,060 over Don Kreitz Jr, Freddie Rahmer, Lance Dewease, Ryan Smith, Daryn Pittman.Danny Dietrich, Justin Barger, Logan Schuchart, Austin Hogue, Jacob Allen, Aaron Ott, Blane Heimbach, Brent Marks, Jim Siegel. Chase Dietz wins $2000 in 358 Sprints over Cody Lehman, Matt Campbell, Brad McClelland & Doug Hammaker.11/15
  • Photos)Shots by Steve Koletar from Susquehanna Speedway Park today are in SpeedShotz11/15

2:30pm

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  • Canyon Speedway Park AZ)Something about the Arizona climate seems to suit Tracy Hines, as the 2011 Western World Champ broke a six-month dry spell in USAC Amsoil National Sprint Car competition by wiring the field in Friday night’s 30-lapper that kicked off the 14th Annual Hose Advantage Hall of Fame Classic atop the 1/3-mile Canyon Speedway Park clay oval. Race Results 11/15

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  • CRASH PAD)Put the Right Stuff in your seat with the CRASH PAD. Now is the time to think about adding a CRASH PAD to your seat for next year. Get one now so that you can adjust as needed to make room for the compressible space needed to Reduce the Risk of Spinal Injury. The thicker the Pad the better. See us at Pancho's Open House and at the Syracuse National Part Peddler Show next week or at www.802solutions.com.11/15

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  • ASCS Lucas Oil)The deserts of Arizona like Jason Johnson, as the MVT No. 41 finally broke into Victory Lane with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real in 2014, topping Friday's $5,000 to win preliminary A-Feature at the Cocopah Speedway; moving the No. 41 within 13 points of a fifth Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Championship. ASCS 11/15
  • USAC)HPD USAC WESTERN DIRT MIDGET RACE RESULTS: November 14, 2014 - Visalia, California - Plaza Park Raceway FEATURE: (25 Laps) 1. Ashley Hazelton, 2. Wally Pankratz, 3. Shawn Buckley, 4. Robert Dalby, 5. Marvin Mitchell, 6. Toni Briedinger, 7. Duke Love. NT USAC 11/15
  • USAC)AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL & USAC/CRA SPRINT RACE RESULTS: November 14, 2014 - Peoria, Arizona - Canyon Speedway Park - 14th AnnualHose Advantage Store "Hall of Fame Classic" FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Tracy Hines, 2. Chase Stockon, 3. Damion Gardner, 4. Robert Ballou, 5. R.J. Johnson, 6. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 7. Brady Bacon, 8. Chad Boespflug, 9. C.J. Leary, 10. Justin GrantUSAC 11/15

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  • All Stars)The University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions have a rich history having been winged sprint car racing’s first major travelling sanctioning body in the Midwest in the early 1970s. That tradition will continue in 2015 as series officials have been busy working with tracks throughout the region and country to schedule entertaining events with the regions finest race tracks. All Stars 11/15
  • Jo Jo Helberg)JoJoHelberg, 24, the California native sprint car driver has shattered numerous track records, earned series championships, and taken trophies nationwide in both Winged and Non-Winged Pavement Sprint Car events. Earlier this year Helberg was also crowned the King of the Wing Midwest in the three-race-shootout. What’s next for Helberg? Press Releases11/15

Friday November 14th 2014

You never know what is enough unless you know what is more than enough. William Blake

2:25pm

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  • Christopher Bell)The Oval Nationals. Perris Auto Speedway’s prestigious event is about as tough as it gets in the wingless Sprint Car ranks. And 19-year-old Christopher Bell tossed his hat into the Ovals for the first time and came away with a solid 12th place finish in the Saturday night finale. Press Releases11/14
  • Oswego Speedway NY)The 2014 calendar year continues to wind down as anticipation and excitement is already building towards Oswego Speedway’s 65th anniversary season, set to kick-off on Saturday, May 9 of 2015. An increasing number of Speedway partner renewals continue to make their way to the ‘Steel Palace’ offices, located on the Albany St. hill in Oswego. Press Releases11/14
  • Shane Golobic)Winning a championship can often elude drivers over the course of their career. For Shane Golobic, he had an extremely strong 2014 season that saw him claim his second career Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Braco championship to go along with his first career Civil War Series presented by Flowmaster title. Press Releases11/14
  • Susquehanna Speedway Park PA)On Saturday afternoon, November 15, the Susquehanna Speedway Park will host The Final Showdown for the Super (410) Sprint Cars in the Central PA area as well as the entire United States for 2014. Also included in this special program will be the popular 358 Sprint Cars. The raindate will be Sunday, November 16, but is not expected to be used with clear weather forecasted for Saturday. Central PA 11/14
  • Brady Bacon)Brady Bacon and the Hoffman Racing #69 team will go for a USAC National Sprint Car Series championship this weekend at Canyon Speedway Park near Peoria, Arizona. The two-night event will bring a close to USAC’s sprint car season. The Broken Arrow, Oklahoma driver will take a 53-point advantage over Bryan Clauson after finishing second and eighth at last weekend’s Perris Oval Nationals in California. Press Releases11/14
  • Eldora Speedway OH)Eldora Speedway’s "off-season" is anything but that once again as the track surface is undergoing an ambitious makeover under the direction of Chad Schmitmeyer, Facilities Manager of the legendary half-mile clay oval. Nearly 400 truckloads of clay is in the process of being hauled on to the high-banks to invigorate the surface that last year produced some of the most competitive racing seen in Eldora’s rich 61 year history. Press Releases11/14
  • Dirt Track Heroes)The dates for the popular eighth edition of the week long IRCO Dirt Track Heroes Show are now confirmed for 2015. The successful event will once again begin its week long run at the Phillipsburg Mall located off Route 22 in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. Opening day is set for Sunday, March 1st with a salute to all of the race tracks and a special emphasis on the great racing that took place at the speedways located in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, including the half mile, and both the paved and dirt versions of the larger National speedway which closed after the 2004 racing season. Press Releases11/14
  • Renegade Sprints)The Renegade Sprints is proud to announce that Frankie Kerr has been hired as the series director. Kerr drove to numerous sprint car series and track championships in Ohio along with five Ohio Speedweek titles before spending the past 15 years in the NASCAR industry. "My love is still dirt racing," he said. "I've always wanted to get back to dirt and help racers. The heart of sprint car racing for the most part is in the central part of the United States - Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Pennsylvania. We're going to be a series that will grow." Renegade 11/14
  • Kaeding Performance) It's coming soon!!! The 25th annual Kaeding Performance Race Car Swap Meet at the San Jose Fairgrounds on Tully Road, will take place on December 6th 2014 at 8:00 a.m. This is the Swap Meet to come to, with vendors and buyers from all over California, Washington, Oregon, Nevada,Hawaii, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. So pack up all your racing parts or bring $$$ to find the best buys from the top teams in the Western States and beyond. Kaeding Performance will be hosting an Open House at their location 813 Cristich Lane in Campbell from 12 Noon to 6:00 p.m. following the Swap Meet. The Open House will include a buffet lunch,door prizes & Open House Specials.11/14
  • Joey Saldana)The Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop sprint car wrapped the 2014 World of Outlaws season this past weekend at The Dirt Track at Charlotte, but the 71M isn’t finished yet. A replica show car is helping to promote the HE&M Saw brand at FABTECH, North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event. The signature yellow Motter Motorsports car will be a focal point of the HE&M Saw booth at the show held at the Georgia World Congress Center, Nov. 11-13. Press Releases11/14

 

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