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Speedway  Motors/Champion Oil Points 4/19
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2. 48 Danny Dietrich 202 2
3. 1/5W Lucas Wolfe 184 1
4. 21 Brian Montieth 182 2
5. 19M Brent Marks 172
6. 25 Aaron Ott 156 1
7. 14 Lance Dewease 122 1
8. 11c Cory Haas 118
9. 52 Austin Hogue 115
10. 87 Alan Krimes 107

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This is a collection of some of the best writers and photographers in the country all with one purpose in mind SPRINT CARS. We have every corner of the U.S. covered here so sit back and check out some of the great columns, race results, & photos. If you have any sprint car news, results, or photos please send them to me. 
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KO's Indiana Bullring Scene Kevin Oldham 4/18 Sliders Corner Bill Woodside 4/7 Hoosier Race Report Danny Burton (IN) 4/20
Florida Open Wheel Richard Golardi 4/20 Tri-State Outlook Duane Hancock (OH/IN/MI) 4/14 Not Just Another Racing Column Pastor Dudley Balmer 2/28
Dirt Divas Camisha Miller 1/15

From the Grandstand Ron Rodda (CA) 4/10

A Typical Weekend Pat & Bruce Eckel 4/14

BillW's Knoxville News Bill Wright 4/14 Directory Assistance Gordy Killian 11/19 Sprint Car Notes Gaye Carmichael 4/18

Taylor Walton , WINS his 1st WAR Series race in its 4th season Kicking Off Friday 4-17-2014 at Callaway Raceway, Fulton MO- Casey Shuman tried to get by on last lap, but settled for 2nd, Mitchell Moore 3rd- John Lee High Fly'N Photos

Thomas Meseraull wins the feature at Lawrenceburg,IN. sat. 4-18-15. Mark Miefert

Brady Bacon fought off Robert Ballou to win Saturday night’s 30-lap USAC/MSCS “Spring Classic” at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, IN. Full “The Wheatley Chronicles” recap at http://sprintcarmania.com/bacon-denies-ballou-in-spring-classic/.

 

 

 

Bill Balog wins the Bumper to Bumper Auto Parts Interstate Racing Association/ Midwest Open Wheel Association feature event at Lasalle Speedway, Lasalle, Illinois, Saturday night. Mark Funderburk photo

 

Attica Raceway Park Friday 4-17-15 #97 Dean Jacobs 410 sprint FAST feature winner   Action Photos

 

 

Lucas Wolfe won the 410 Sprint feature at Port Royal Speedway 4-18-2015.  Brian Rhoad

Steven Tiner wins at Placerville Speedway CA 

  

The Kekich family celebrates after third generation Sprint Car driver Adam Kekich wins the $4000 first place prize at Mercer Raceway. Enjoying the moment in victory lane are (left to right) father Mike, winner Adam, mother Shelly, and sister Lindsey Kekich...........ANOTHER HEIN BROTHERS' "ACTION" PHOTOGRAPH

 

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“Earlier in the night we weren’t very good, but we got to start up front which was awesome. The car just got tight up there on the cushion, I thought maybe we had problems with one of the tires. When the track started to rubber up I moved to the bottom and put some lapped car in there ( between himself and second place Rose). “It’s great to be here”, (in victory lane), Bill Balog winning LaSalle IL IRA/MOWA

“I can’t believe we won. This is unbelievable. When we got the win last week at Fremont against that tough group I would have never imagined following it up with an All Star win,” said Parker Price-Miller in Wayne County Speedway OH All Stars victory lane

"We qualified well and we were just trying things all night long and we just went back to normal, I tell you what, the car was phenomenal. I could run the top and bottom of one and two and three and four I was coming in around the top. It started taking a little rubber or cleaned off a lot and Joey just got held up with lapped traffic and I was able to get to him. And then got down in there and was able slide up in front of him. Going to victory lane - I'll tell you it's awesome to win here in Perris." Paul McMahan winning Perris CA WoO

"It was such a really slow paced race, it's so hard to judge how fast you need to push yourself," Stewart said in victory lane. "It was just a really, really tricky track. These races are so hard to win and to get two wins already before we get off the west coast swing is just a true testament to this team." Shane Stewart winning Hanford CA WoO

 

Chad Boespflug gives Baldwin Brothers a sprint car victory at Lincoln Park Speedway IN  Carey Fox

 

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4/25 McCool Junction NE
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Paul McMahan wins Perris CA World of Outlaws   Karl Buiter Photography Ltd http://www.buitermotorsports.com

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Monday April 20th 2015

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11:30pm

PRESS...

  • Column)Richard Golardi has his "Race Report – King of the Wing at Five Flags Speedway" Florida Open Wheel 4/20
  • Column)Gaye Carmichael has notes from Perris CA World of Outlaws in Sprint Car Notes4/20
  • POWRi)As the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget series gears up for five straight weekends of racing, a test of endurance for even the most experienced teams, the 2015 championship battle has already begun. Press Releases4/20
  • Patriot Sprints)It was a dreadful winter for much of Patriot Sprint Tour landscape but heading in to the season opener it is all systems go for an invasion at one of the most anticipated tour stops. For the third consecutive year, the season lid-lifter for the Fine Touch Collision Patriot Sprint Tour Canada Series gets underway on the final Saturday in April at Merrittville Speedway in Southern Ontario. Last year’s event was lost to a rain shower the morning of the race, but two years ago Steve Poirier held off a wild late-race challenge from Justin Barger to score the win and eventually go on to the 2013 PST Canada Championship. A host of drivers are looking to pull a similar feat at the 3/8-mile this year to go wire-to-wire to score the prize that is up for grabs for the 2015 Championship. Press Releases4/20
  • Bradway Memorial)We are less than two weeks away from our cornerstone event with the King of the West Sprint Car Series, the 25th annual Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico! If anyone would like to purchase a lap for May 2 please contact Dave & Dianne Durica at Durica1414@sbcglobal.net or 916-988-5958. There are still laps available. In addition to that if you have anything you would like to donate please don't hesitate to let us know! The Carwash Mike Fast Time Award will be handed out once again for the fourth consecutive year to start off the evening.4/20
  • SLS Promotions/Lakeside KS)Tickets are now on sale as O’Reilly Auto Parts Presents the World of Outlaws at Lakeside, featuring the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series on Saturday, June 6 at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas. Tickets can be purchased online at http://slspromotions.ticketforce.com/lakeside2015 or by calling SLS Promotions at 815-844-2023. Press Releases4/20
  • Florida Open Wheel)Link for race video from Richard Golardi: https://youtu.be/H46LrojO4Zg "YouTube video - Troy DeCaire at Five Flags Speedway, Feature Race, 4-17-2015" 4/21
  • Racing Xtravaganza)While it might be the ten months away, race fans need to mark their calendars now for Racing Xtravaganza, your Prescription for Racing Xcitement, once the dust stops flying for the 2015 season in Central Pennsylvania. Central PA 4/20
  • Susquehanna Speedway Park PA)The next Wednesday night Test & Tune will be on Wednesday, April 22. The gates will open at 5:00 p.m. with practice sessions rotating for each class from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The cost is $14.00 per person for pit passes and a $20.00 fee for each racecar entering the pit area ($34.00 per car & driver combination). Gates will open at 5:00 p.m. with open track time from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. by class. Each session will be 6 – 8 laps per session. The grandstands are open and free to the public. Each class will receive 4 to 5 rounds of 6/8 laps each or more if time permits. The main concession stand will also be open throughout the night. Central PA 4/20
  • Dominic Scelzi)Dominic Scelzi is coming off a strong weekend. Scelzi kicked off last weekend on Friday by wrapping up the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series spring swing through the West Coast in his Roth Motorsports backed, family owned No. 41. Press Releases4/20
  • Parker Price-Miller)One week after picking up his first career 410ci winged sprint car win, Parker Price-Miller proved it was no fluke as he bested the All Star Circuit of Champions on Saturday night at the Wayne County Speedway. Press Releases4/20
  • Big Game Motorsports)Knoxville Raceway: Take Two. Big Game Motorsports and Danny Lasoski will attempt to compete at the famed half-mile oval in Knoxville, Iowa, this Saturday for the second straight week after last Saturday's season opener was cancelled because of inclement weather. Press Releases4/20
  • Justyn Cox)The Placerville Speedway hasn’t been one of Justyn Cox’s strong venues over the course of his career, and on Saturday night, Cox returned to the high-banked ¼ mile to continue to try and figure the place out, and came out of the weekend with a ninth place finish. Press Releases4/20
  • Greg DeCaires)Hitting the Placerville Speedway on Saturday night, Greg DeCaires and his Dale Miller Motorsports team had another strong night of racing as ‘The Catfish” charged from his 11th starting spot to finish in the third spot. “We drew a late pill for qualifying, but were able to put ourselves in the inversion,” DeCaires said. “Unfortunately I couldn’t take care of business from the front row of my heat race, but the guys worked hard, and we turned it into a nice night.” Press Releases4/20
  • Matt Peterson)Returning to the Placerville Speedway on Saturday night, Matt Peterson put together another strong night of racing as he stayed consistent and recorded his second consecutive fifth place finish at the famed speedway. Press Releases4/20
  • Shawn Wright)Friday night, Shawn Wright and his Wright Motorsports team checked in at the Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, CA to take on the World of Outlaws. After being involved in an early wreck in the B Main, Wright would end up in the feature event and score an 18th place finish with ‘The Greatest Show on Dirt”. Press Releases4/20

6:00pm

PRESS...

  • ASCS SW)The Desert Night will not be silent this coming Saturday as the ASCS Southwest Region makes its first trip of the season to the Arizona Speedway at ET Moto Park in Queen Creek, Ariz. with a $1,500 winner’s check up for grabs. Round six of the 2015 lineup, New Mexico’s Rick Ziehl has already established himself as the driver to beat in 2015, carrying a 40 point lead over Arizona’s Ryan Linder. ASCS 4/20
  • Jerrod Hull)The first three races went win, win, second. The fourth was looking like another runner-up finish until motor ills sidelined Jerrod Hull last Saturday night at the Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois. The Sikeston, Missouri driver was running second with a few laps to go when he broke a rocker arm in the power plant. Jerrod will be taking this week off of his racing while son Jett competes. Press Releases4/20
  • SLS Promotions/Greenwood NE)Tickets are now on sale for the NAPA Auto Parts Outlaw Showdown, featuring the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series plus the Malvern Bank SLMR Late Model Series on Friday, June 5 at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska. Tickets can be purchased online at http://slspromotions.ticketforce.com/i80speedway or by calling SLS Promotions at 815-344-2023. Press Releases4/20
  • Kerry Madsen)The daunting California spring tour came to a close over the weekend, and Kerry Madsen ended his stay in the Golden State by posting a pair of sixth place finishes, and getting off the West Coast sitting fourth in the 2015 championship point standings. Press Releases4/20
  • ASCS Warrior)After Mother Nature made quick work of the 2015 season opener with the Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region this past Saturday at Randolph County Raceway with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, the Missouri based region of the American Sprint Car Series will look to get things rolling this Saturday, April 25 at Valley Speedway in Grain Valley, Mo. ASCS 4/20
  • Ryan Smith)Ryan Smith knew there'd be ups and downs when he ventured to Ohio for UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions competition. The first race was an up - a huge up as he won the first All Star points race of the year. However, last Saturday at Wayne County Speedway was a learning experience. Press Releases4/20
  • Austen Wheatley)Austen Wheatley earned his best finish of the season last Saturday at Skagit Speedway despite ending the night with a mechanical issue. The event opened with Wheatley setting quick time during qualifying, which lined him up on the outside of the second row of a heat race during his season debut at the 3/10-mile oval. Press Releases4/20
  • Tony Bruce Jr)Tony Bruce Jr. has high expectations entering this weekend's Texas Outlaw Nationals. Bruce Jr. will put a 410ci engine into his sprint car to compete for the first time this season with the World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, during the $20,000-to-win event. Press Releases4/20
  • Robbie Price)Continuing to have a very strong, and impressive, rookie season, Robbie Price broke through on Saturday night and picked up his first career 360ci winged sprint car win, while also making his debut aboard a 410ci winged sprint car and finishing third while in action at the Skagit Speedway. “It was a really great weekend overall, and I have to thank everyone who has been so supportive since we started,” Price said. Press Releases4/20
  • Brady Bacon)Brady Bacon scored a big victory aboard the Hoffman Racing #69 Saturday night at the USAC/MSCS “Spring Showdown” at Tri-State Speedway near Haubstadt, Indiana. The defending USAC champion grabbed the lead early and held off Robert Ballou to take home $5,000 for his win. Friday night saw the team pick up a top five finish at the Bloomington Speedway in Indiana. Press Releases4/20
  • Justin Sanders)Marysville Raceway seems to suit Justin Sanders, and on Saturday night the Watsonville, CA driver continued a very strong string of finishes at the track as he picked up his second win of the season on Saturday night. 26 cars checked in for the second point race of the season at the Marysville Raceway, and Sanders got things started off by timing the F&W Racing No. 18 machine in third fastest in qualifying time trials. Press Releases4/20
  • Andy Gregg)Taking advantage of a couple of non-point shows at the Placerville Speedway to open their season, Andy Gregg and his Russell Motorsports team seemed to leave the bad luck behind them as Gregg picked up a second place finish on Saturday night during the Championship Kick Off. Press Releases4/20
  • Steven Tiner)Debuting his Steven Tiner Racing No. 94 machine for the first time in 2015, Steven Tiner raced his way to the lead early in the Saturday night feature as he recorded his first win of the season at the famed Placerville Speedway. “It was a great night for this entire Steven Tiner Racing team,” Tiner said. “I have to thank everyone who worked so hard all winter to help get us ready, and to come out and win in what was the cars first night out is pretty special.” Press Releases4/20
  • Sam Hafertepe Jr)Sam Hafertepe Jr. was extremely fast throughout the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series return to Devil's Bowl Speedway last season. Unfortunately, Hafertepe Jr. was undone by bad lack during the $20,000-to-win Texas Outlaw Nationals at the half-mile track in Mesquite, Texas, where he ventures to this Friday and Saturday for a shot at redemption. Press Releases4/20
  • Travis Rilat)Travis Rilat will make the short trek to Devil's Bowl Speedway this weekend for the $20,000-to-win Texas Outlaw Nationals. Rilat is slated to compete at the half-mile track in Mesquite, Texas, which is approximately 10 miles from his shop, on Friday and Saturday with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series for the second straight season.Press Releases4/20
  • USAC)R.J. Johnson enjoys a 37-point lead in his quest for a third consecutive USAC Southwest Sprint Car title after scoring his 21st USAC feature victory in the state of Arizona last Saturday night at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek. The series resumes May 2 at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria. USAC 4/20
  • USAC)USAC HPD Midget competition unfolds this Saturday in Columbus, Ohio and Ventura, Calif. as Midwest and Western series participants compete. The Midwest opener is at Columbus Motor Speedway and the Western event is at Ventura Raceway. USAC 4/20
  • USAC)The AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Series invades America's heartland this week for a trio of events expected to weigh heavily on the 2015 championship. Friday night's "Rumble at the Bullring" unfolds at Eagle (Neb.) Raceway while Saturday's race is at Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb. Sunday night's "Weld Racing Spring Classic" is at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kans. All three races carry additional WAR sanction. USAC 4/20
  • USAC)USAC's King of the Wing Sprint Cars open their Western Regional calendar May 2 at Madera (Calif.) Speedway. The King of the Wing/Auto Value slate resumes in June following last week's opener at Pensacola, Fla. Bobby Santos of Franklin, Mass. is the early leader in the King of the Wing and Auto Value Bumper-to-Bumper Sprint standings after wheeling his DJ Racing/Simpson Hurricane/VDS Chevy to victory in Friday night's 40-lapper at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Fla. He led the last 12 laps after a competitive first 28 laps saw three different lap leaders. USAC 4/20
  • USAC)Former AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car Champions Damion Gardner and Mike Spencer continue their battle for the 2015 championship May 2 when the series returns to Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway. The two are separated by just five points after taking second and third respectively in last Saturday night's "So-Cal Showdown" at the PAS. USAC 4/20
  • Trey Starks)Trey Starks scored his second top five of the season last Saturday at Skagit Speedway. However, Starks, who competed in his family car in the 410ci class and who drove for Doug Rutz in the 360ci division, battled bad luck and tough track conditions throughout his season debut at the semi-banked track. "It was wild," he said. "It was really rough. They had modifieds with us and that track is so soft so they completely rutted it up." Press Releases4/20
  • Triple X Race Co)Another weekend in the books and another weekend with major race wins for drivers using XXX chassis. Triple X Race Components congratulates all of our winners, including Brady Bacon who beat the USAC National Tour in Indiana, Parker Price-Miller who scored his first All Star Circuit of Champions win in Ohio, Stevie Smith who collected $6k in PA, Danny Stratton who beat the ARDC, Mike Vollbrecht who beat the NW Focus Midge Series, Creek County Speedway winner Fred Mattox and Deming Speedway winner Riley Watkins. XXX Chassis and Components are available through our huge network of dealers at www.xxxraceco.com. Triple X Race Components – Race Hard! Press Releases4/20
  • Ocean Sprints)The busiest stretch of the season for the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo will kick-off this Friday night with round number three in the battle for the title at the quarter-mile bullring. The night of racing will also be part of the first Prentice Motorsports Group “Double Down Bonus” weekend. If a driver can win the Friday event at Ocean Speedway with the Ocean Sprints, and then win at Thunderbowl Raceway this Saturday with the Civil War Series presented by Flowmaster in Tulare, they’ll go home with a $3000 bonus. If they do so, they’ll walk away with $6500 total for the weekend. This is the first of nine Double Down Bonus weekends in 2015. Press Releases4/20
  • Cory Haas)After back-to-back top-ten finishes in central Pennsylvania during the recent weekend, Cory Haas is set to challenge the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions this Friday night, as well as take part in his first three-race weekend of the 2015 season. Haas, driver of the Michael Barshinger Builder, Embee & Son, Inc, York P-B Truss, Inc., Thornton Chevrolet, Tailgaters Grill & Drafthouse, Classic Rock Custom Stone, no. 11C ‘410’ sprint car, will enter competition at the Williams Grove Speedway, Lincoln Speedway, and Path Valley Speedway Park this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, April 24th, 25th & 26th, with potential paydays reaching $5,000 on Friday and Sunday. Press Releases4/20

1:30pm

RESULTS...

  • IRA Sprints)There has been plenty of talk during the off-season, as seven time, and defending IRA king Bill Balog, plans on testing the waters in the newly formed National Sprint League. His planned schedule currently indicates that it is unlikely Balog will win his eight title this year. When a king falls, the is a succession of power, and just which driver gets to wear the crown at the end of the 2015 season is open for speculation and many are making the effort to do so. IRA 4/20
  • URSS)The United Rebel Sprint Series kicked off its 10th Anniversary Season at the Liberal Fairgrounds Speedway with twenty four teams making the trip to the 3/8’s mile ‘D’ shaped oval. The track has hosted the Rebels several times and the unique shape of the track has always produced some great racing action for the fans. Race Results4/20

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  • Max Stambaugh)‘Mad Max’ Stambaugh kicked-off his 2015 K&L Ready Mix NRA ‘360’ Sprint Invaders season on a solid note during the recent weekend; opening the 2015 NRA campaign with a top-five finish at the Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima, Ohio. Stambaugh, who will follow the entire NRA schedule in 2015, started fourth and finished fourth on Friday evening, April 17th at the Lima bullring; surviving the 25-lap main event with a ‘sour’ engine. The Elida, Ohio native will rejoin the NRA ‘360’ Sprint Invaders on Friday evening, April 24th back at the Limaland Motorsports Complex. Press Releases4/20
  • Wooster Motorsports)We shook the cobwebs off and started our 2015 campaign with the All Star Circuit of Champions (ASCoC) this weekend at NAPA Wayne County Speedway. Steady improvements all night made the car great until the very end when an infield tire ended our night. Press Releases4/20
  • Chad Boespflug)Saturday Night April, 18th at Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville, Indiana proved that determination and teamwork do pay off. Chad was able to score his first win of the 2015 Season as well as his first win in the Kenny and Margo Baldwin owned, #5 Baldwin Brothers Racing Sprint Car. The new Team merged together at the latter part of the 2014 Season and have competed in a dozen events so far together. Press Releases4/20
  • Danny Holtgraver)The 2015 season will continue for Danny Holtgraver and Phoenix Racing this Friday and Saturday, April 24th & 25th in central Pennsylvania; once again joining the All Star Circuit of Champions. Holtgraver, who recently earned a top-five finish with ‘America’s Series’ at the Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio, will travel east to the Williams Grove Speedway and Port Royal Speedway this Friday and Saturday with intentions to upset the ‘Pennsylvania Posse’ and earn his first All Star win of the 2015 season. Press Releases4/20
  • Brock Zearfoss)After taking a weekend off to regroup, Brock Zearfoss will return to ‘410’ sprint car competition this Friday and Saturday, April 24th & 25th in the heart of central Pennsylvania. Zearfoss will join the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions for back-to-back events in ‘Pennsylvania Posse’ country; including the annual ‘Bob Weikert Memorial’ at the Port Royal Speedway. ‘The Jonestown Jet’ looks forward to returning to action after a recent ‘rough patch’ resulting from back-to-back incidents at Port Royal Speedway. Press Releases4/20
  • CRASH PAD)Avoidance of Risk is why you use all your safety equipment and The CRASH PAD should part of it. Stuff Happens and it’s always best to be prepared. The Right Stuff in this simple seat insert absorbs impact forces in a crash and Reduces your Risk of Spinal Injury. It also puts some space between you and a seat bottom impact from rearend or driveline and takes the beating out of driving a rough track. The added comfort to the seat is just a bonus. Put A CRASH PAD under you. Better now than After... www.802solutions.com has more information, a long list of Dealers, and Secure Online Ordering. 4/20
  • Ohsweken Speedway ONT)Ohsweken Speedway officials are proud to announce the return of Case IH/O'Neil's Farm Equipment as the official track maintenance equipment provider in 2015. O'Neil's takes pride in being a family-owned business serving their community since 1918. A lot of things have changed over the years, but the principles of their dealership have stayed the same - They believe in serving their customers with honesty and integrity. Their roots were founded in the agriculture business, selling and servicing IH, Case IH, and Case equipment.Press Releases4/20
  • National Speedway Directory)The highly anticipated source for race tracks will be on shelves in early April. The 2015 National Speedway Directory lists a total of over 1,300 auto racing facilities. It is the most comprehensive publication of active tracks in the United States and Canada available anywhere. This book lists detailed information on oval tracks, dragstrips and road courses. The phone numbers, addresses, exact directions, nights of operation and type of racing are included in this handy 592-page paper-back book. Press Releases4/20
  • Scotty Thiel)The 2015 Bumper to Bumper IRA Sprint Car Series opened up at LaSalle Speedway in LaSalle, Illinois this past Saturday night. Scotty and the entire Scott Thiel Motorsports crew headed south to make their first ever appearance at the speedway. After having a decent hot lap session to learn the track, the team discovered a brake issue which caused them to have to go to work and caused an early night struggle but they overcame adversity and made it into the A-main event and drove up to the 12th position on a rubber down race track after starting out in 21st. Press Releases4/20
  • Shane Stewart)Shane Stewart and Larson Marks Racing ended the World of Outlaws six-week West Coast swing with a win at Keller Auto Speedway Friday and a top-five finish at Perris Auto Speedway. The two top-five finishes brought the team closer to the series points lead. Press Releases4/20

4:00am

RESULTS...

  • Skagit Speedway WA)Season 61 at Skagit Speedway kicked off Saturday night with Robbie Price emerging triumphant in the evening’s main event for the 360 Sprint Cars. Joining Price in victory lane was Tayler Malsam in the 410s, Lance Sargent in the Sportsman Sprints, Lawrence O’Connor in the Modifieds and Freddie Vela in the Outlaw Tuners. Race Results4/20
  • Montpelier Motor Speedway IN)Midgets 25 Entries 1. 10 Chett Gehrke – Broken Arrow, Oklahoma 2. 85 Shane Hollingsworth – Indianapolis, Indiana 3. 7 Gage Walker – Indianapolis, Indiana 4. 52 Isaac Chapple – Wilkerson, Indiana 5. 21 Nick Speidel – Muncie, Indiana 6. 21D Justin Dickerson – Pittsboro, Indiana 7. 91 Austin Nemire – Toledo, Ohio 8. 7 Rob Parish – Knightstown, Indiana 9. 56 Mitchell Davis – Auburn, Illinois 10. 17 Michael Koontz – Bloomington, Indiana 11. 22 John Heydenreich – Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania 12. 43 Logan Arnold – Franklin, Indiana 13. 11 Brandon Gray -*R – Greenfield, Indiana 14. E99 Gage Etgen – *R – Celina, Ohio 15. 0B Bobby Jackson – Detroit, Michigan 16. 15 Cole Fehr -*R – Coatesville, Indiana 17. 8JR Bear Woods -*R – New Madison, Ohio 18. 22B Brad Racer – Ottawa, Ohio 19. 3W Alex Watson – Columbus, Ohio 20. 0 Johnny Murdock – St Louis, Missouri 4/20
  • Antioch Speedway CA)UC Davis chemistry major Kyle Bakkie won his second Wingless Sprint Car feature of the season with no one in front of him or right behind him.Race Results4/20
  • MSCS)Brady Bacon of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, captured the “Spring Showdown for the AMSOIL USAC Sprint Cars and the Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Cars which was held Saturday night at the Tri-State Speedway. Bacon was at the wheel of the Huffman Racing Dynamics Mean Green machine. Race Results4/20
  • MSCS)Bryan Clauson of Noblesville, IN, won the AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car feature Friday night at the Bloomington Speedway. The event was co-sanctioned with the Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series. The resulting action highlighted an all open wheel event which served as a season opener for the quarter mile facility. Race Results4/20
  • Lincoln Park Speedway IN)Chad Boespflug joined the Baldwin Brothers Racing team this season to expand his race schedule and he piloted the Fox Paving, Claxton, Indy Race Parts, Butlerbuilt Creative Finishing, DRC Chassis No. 5 into victory lane ahead of Case Shuman. Shane Cottle, Boespflug and Jerry Coons Jr. each picked up a victory in their respective heat races to set the field for the A-main.Race Results4/20

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  • Column)Danny Burton previews the 2015 KISS season in Hoosier Race Report4/20
  • Valvoline Raceway AU)Valvoline Raceway management today announced that the Carline Automotive & Exhaust Speedcar 50-lapper and Caravan, Boat and Dunny Derby will be conducted on Saturday night, May 16. Last Saturday night’s event (April 18) was officially deemed ‘a meeting’ after rain intervened with forty laps remaining in the Speedcar main event. Press Releases4/20
  • Adam Kekich)This weekend kicked off the 2015 racing season at Mercer Raceway Park. A long hard winter cooped up in the shop have the Bonnell's Rod Shop, Jones Performance, Warren Harley Davidson Race Team ready to shake down the 2015 edition of their 410 Sprint car. Adam lined up on the front row of his heat race and led every lap. "The car feels good" Adam commented, "I think we'll be fast in the feature". The 5K took the green flag for the main event from the front row, and spent the first 11 laps in second, gaining on the leader as they darted through lapped traffic. Adam took over the lead on lap 12 and never looked back, taking the opening night win in convincing fashion.4/20
  • Patriot Sprints)For many years, the Patriot Sprint Tour has conducted a redraw in front of the crowd at each track to determine the top eight starting spots in the feature event. Over time, many drivers have informally paired themselves with youngsters to draw their starting position, a gesture that will become a formal practice in 2015 thanks to Pole Position Raceway. Press Releases4/20
  • Sammy Swindell)Nobody has been as dominant during World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series races at Devil's Bowl Speedway than Sammy Swindell, who returns to the half-mile track this weekend for the $20,000-to-win Texas Outlaw Nationals. Swindell will drive for Donnie Cooper on Friday and Saturday at the unique track, where the veteran has won at least one World of Outlaws feature in the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and 2000s. A win this weekend would give him triumphs in each of the last five decades. Press Releases4/20
  • Kevin Swindell)Kevin Swindell will return to one of the first tracks where he raced a sprint car this weekend. Swindell is set to drive for Brandon Berryman for the first time this Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the $20,000-to-win Texas Outlaw Nationals with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series. One of Swindell's first career winged sprint car starts came at the half-mile oval in 2004. Press Releases4/20

Sunday April 19th 2015

Be true to your work, your word, and your friend. Henry David Thoreau

2:00pm

RESULTS...

  • All Stars)Just a week ago Parker Price Miller, 16, would record his first ever 410 sprint win. The 16-year-old would make it two in a row and would claim his first ever University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions victory at the Wayne County Speedway Saturday, April 18th. The UNOH All Stars have held two point races to open this season and both have been claimed by drivers recording their first ever series wins. Ryan Smith claimed his first All Star win earlier in the month at Attica Raceway Park and now Price Miller scores his first at Wayne County. All Stars 4/19
  • MOWA/IRA)A-main finish from IRA & MOWA co-sanctioned Spring Fling at LaSalle Speedway. 40 cars.... 1. Bill Balog, Bill Rose, Brad Loyet, Jordan Goldsberry, Joey Moughan, Brett Triplett, Chris Urish, Russel Borland, AJ Bruns, Jim Moughan, Jake Blackhurst, Scotty Thiel, Scotty Neitzel, Jeremy Schultz, Paul Neinhiser, Ben Schmidt, Korey Weyant, Logan Falcoun, Scott Uttech, Dave Uttech, Blake Nimee, Cory Bruns, Kody Kinser, Phillip Mock, (DNS) Kris Spitz thus Scott Uttech was alternate and he got in.4/19
  • Placerville Speedway CA)Another solid roster of entries packed the pit area of Placerville Speedway for Saturday’s Red Hawk Casino Championship point racing presented by Thompson’s Auto Centers. For the fourth event of the 50th Anniversary Racing Season, 360 Sprint Cars, Limited Late Models and Pure Stocks shared the evening racing card by the visiting Nor-Cal Dwarf Car division. Steven Tiner of Elverta drive to victory in the Domco Plumbing Sprint Car division. Race Results4/19
  • World of Outlaws)Saturday night's SoCal Showdown at Perris Auto Speedway was a tale of two ends - the scramble at the beginning and the pass at the end. After a three lap scrum to start the feature, Kerry Madsen battled past Donny Schatz to take over the lead. It was then Joey Saldana who fought his way past Madsen. Ultimately though, the night belonged to Paul McMahan who got around Saldana on the second to last lap and took home his first World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series victory of the season. DIRT/World of Outlaws 4/19
  • Penn Live)Lucas Wolfe takes advantage of jump start call, speeds away to Port Royal Speedway victory http://www.pennlive.com/ 4/19
  • USAC)USAC HPD WESTERN MIDGET RACE RESULTS: April 18, 2015 - Bakersfield, California - Bakersfield Speedway FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Randi Pankratz, 2. Shawn Buckley, 3. Jet Davison, 4. Ron Hazelton, 5. Robert Dalby, 6. Jesse Love, 7. Ashley Hazelton, 8. Tom Paterson, 9. Cody Jessop, 10. Wally Pankratz, 11. Marvin Mitchell. NT USAC 4/19
  • USAC SW)USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: April 18, 2015 – Queen Creek, Arizona – Arizona Speedway FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. R.J. Johnson, 2. Mike Martin, 3. Matt Rossi, 4. Shon Deskins, 5. Charles Davis Jr., 6. Josh Pelkey, 7. Mike Colegrove, 8. Nick Aiuto, 9. Josh Shipley, 10. Bruce St. JamesUSAC 4/19
  • ARDC)When Saturday morning came, Ryan Greth thought he would be watching the second night of the 2015 American Racing Drivers Club (ARDC) schedule from the sidelines. During Friday night's competition, Greth broke a throttle shaft, sidelining him from the season opener. Race Results4/19
  • Atomic Speedway OH)Three veteran drivers brought home victories in the A-features at Atomic Speedway Saturday night where 84 cars bid for starting slots in the four competitive feature events on Dr. Anthony Phillips Night. Another good crowd saw defending Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association champ Jimmy Stinson, Vandalia, Ohio pick up the sprint win, while R.J. Conley, Wheelersburg, Ohio grabbed the potent Late Model main. Race Results4/19

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  • The Speedway Motors/Champion Racing Oil Central PA Sprint Cars were at Wiliams Grove Speedway Friday night for the Tommy Hinnershitz Classic. Stevie Smith in the Rahmer #51 capitalized on a spin by leader Brent Marks and won the feature event over Greg Hodnett. Saturday Port Royal Speedway had a tune up for this weekends All Star show and Lucas Wolfe picked up his first win of the year in the Zemco #1 with Greg Hodnett once again in 2nd place. At Lincoln Speedway Glenndon Forsythe also took his first win of the year over Austin Hogue. The Sunday night All Star show at Bedford Speedway was rained out.Speedway Motors/Champion Racing Oil Central PA 4/19
  • All Stars)The Coffee Pot Classic at Bedford (PA) Speedway has been postponed due to forecasted rain tonight. Rain is predicted at 100% this evening with thunderstorms possible. All Star officials are working with Bedford Speedway on a potential rain date for the event. “We are batting .400, with three canceled races thus far and only 2 under our belt. Eventually, we’ll get a full weekend in, hopefully in Pennsylvania at Williams Grove and Port Royal next week”, said Don Grabey, Series Director. The All Stars will take on the Pennsylvania Posse next weekend with events at Williams Grove ($5,000 to win) on Friday night, April 24th and the Bob Weikert Memorial at Port Royal Speedway ($15,000 to win) on Saturday night, April 25th. The complete schedule can be found at www.allstarsprint.com. An improved social media presence continues on Twitter.com/@ASCoC, www.facebook.com/AllStarCircuitofChampions and www.Instagram.com/AllStarSprints using the hashtag #TheNewAllStars. Competitor, media, promoter and sponsorship inquiries should be directed to allstars@tonystewart.com. 4/19

  • Central PA 358 Point Series presented by Capitol Renegade)This week saw mother nature shine brightly on the Central PA 358 Point Series presented by Capitol Renegade. Friday night saw Isaac Sneeringer come from dead last to take his 2nd feature win in as many starts at the Hanover area bullring. JB Cunningham would return from a 2 year layoff to record his 1st top 5 of the season. Saturday night saw the Central PA 358 Point Series points leader stake his claim for the 2015 title at Lincoln Speedway. Doug Hammaker would win the 20 lap feature besting the 2009 series champ Jeff Rorbaugh and runner up last season Kevin Nouse in a great feature event.With the win Hammaker extends his point lead in the series which visits the same two race tracks again next weekend. Central PA 4/19
  • Port Royal Speedway PA)While the focus of this Saturday’s prestigious Port Royal Speedway All Star Circuit of Champions Sprints Bob Weikert Memorial will be on honoring the memory of the Hall of Fame car owner, another famous name will be on hand to help celebrate. A Hall of Fame inductee himself and USAC Silver Crown Champion, Jack Hewitt will be making a rare appearance in Pennsylvania for the race with his ride-along sprint car and will be offering three chances for fans to take a ride with him around the historic oval. Central PA 4/19
  • Port Royal Speedway PA)Port Royal Speedway will present the twelfth running of the prestigious Bob Weikert Memorial for sprint cars, sanctioned by the All Star Circuit of Champions Sprints, this Saturday, April 25 at 7 pm. Racing action also includes the Gray’s Auto & Towing econo late models and the Len Krautheim Auto Sales xtreme stocks. Gates for the big event will open at 4 pm. Central PA 4/19
  • Williams Grove Speedway PA)The All Star Circuit of Champions Sprints will compete at Williams Grove Speedway this Friday, April 24 at 7:30 pm. The event will mark the first appearance at the oval of the revived traveling group now under the guiding hand and ownership of famed NASCAR and sprint car driver Tony Stewart. Adult general admission for this weeks All Stars show is set at just $18 with youth ages 13 – 20 admitted for just $10 while ages 12 and under are always admitted for free at Williams Grove. Central PA 4/19
  • Joey Saldana)Joey Saldana and the members of the Motter Motorsports team entertained the Workshops for Warriors veterans and their guests at Perris Auto Speedway tonight prior to shoving off for hot laps and qualifying. Motter Motorsports’ sponsor HE&M Saw supports Workshops for Warriors, a San Diego-based 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to training, certifying, and placing veterans of the U.S. Armed Services in manufacturing careers. HEMsaw has donated metal cutting band saws to the vocational training program. HEMsaw executives and the veterans were here with Saldana last year when he won Press Releases4/19

2:45am

RESULTS...

  • ARDC)Path Valley Speedway PA...Ryan Greth is your ARDC winner-his first. Kobylarz finishes 2nd, Stratton 3rd, Drevicki 4th and DiMattia 5th.4/19
  • Photos)Saturday night photos are posted in SpeedShotz 4/10
  • World of Outlaws)Perris Auto Speedway CA...1 51 Paul McMahan 2 71M Joey Saldana 3 15 Donny Schatz 4 2 Shane Stewart 5 49 Brad Sweet 6 29 Kerry Madsen 7 9 Daryn Pittman 8 41 Jason Meyers 9 83 David Gravel 10 7S Jason Sides 11 11K Kraig Kinser 12 1s Logan Schuchart 13 7 Craig Dollansky 14 7H Jojo Helberg 15 1A Jacob Allen 16 69 Randy Waitman 17 73 Shane Golobic 4/19
  • Petaluma Speedway CA)360 Sprints...#43 Bradley Terrell #42x Herman Klein #5v Geoff Ensign #27t Jason Toft #26 Billy Aton #27r Brett Rollag #72w Kurt Nelson #24b Alissa Geving #3t Nick Ringo #9n Riley Matson #33 Jason McIntosh #51 Anthony Espinoza #52 David Lindt #7 Jake Haulot #11k Gary Geving #7c Andy Forsberg #55 Marissa Polizzi #91ri Eli Deshaies #1p Paul Alonso 4/19
  • Placerville Speedway CA)360 Sprints...#94 Steven Tiner #14R Andy Gregg #4sa Greg DeCaires #45 Jake Morgan #P37 Matt Peterson #33T Jimmy Trulli #21 Colby Weisz #35 Dominic Scelzi #31c Justyn Cox #77 Mike Benson #12 Scott Parker #20J James Sweeney #57B Bobby Butler #98 Chris Masters #93 Stephen Ingraham #25 Justin Johnson #5 Kirt Organ #58 Matt Barber #27 Kevin Sharrah #85 CJ Humphreys 4/19
  • Marysville Raceway CA)360 sprints...#14H Heath Hall #18 Justin Sanders #3C Jonathan Allard #9X D.J. Freitas #2B Jeremy Burt #88 Brad Bumgarner #21H Jeremy Hawes #9 Peter Paulson #95 Brandon Dozier #81 Kevin Lovell #7B Brent Dothage #6W Billy Wallace #97 Cortney Dozier #71L Korey Lovell #49 Mike Monahan #9L Cody Lamar #22X Gary Burdick #28P Jeremy Phillips Jr. #76 Doug Butterfield #16 Jimmy Steward 4/19
  • USAC/CRA)AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: April 18, 2015 – Perris, California – Perris Auto Speedway – “So-Cal Showdown” FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Richard Vander Weerd, 2. Damion Gardner, 3. Mike Spencer, 4. Ryan Bernal, 5. Austin Williams, 6. Matt Mitchell, 7. Jace Vander Weerd, 8. Brody Roa, 9. Rickie Gaunt, 10. David BezioUSAC 4/19
  • 34 Raceway IA)305 Sprints...1 8 16HD Donnie Steward 2 3 36 Justin Newberry 3 17 16 Dustin Clark 4 2 27 John Schulz 5 4 40C Cody Wehrle 6 12 59J Jacob Glasgow 7 10 58 Andy Krieger 8 9 83 Dave Getchell 9 13 7 Nick Guernsey 10 1 71 Nathan Murders 11 6 21E Evan Epperson 12 5 1 Jayson Ditsworth 13 7 17 Shane Quam 14 11 21 Brandyn Martin 15 14 31 Austin Sears 16 15 87 Heath Bundy 17 16 51JR Blaine Jamison 4/19

Saturday April 18th 2015

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

11:45pm

RESULTS...

  • Fremont Speedway OH)Fremont Speedway - 4/18/2015 Level Performance/ Gressman Powersports Night Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprints A-Main - (30 Laps) 1. 19-Chris Andrews[1]; 2. 5R-Byron Reed[3]; 3. O9-Craig Mintz[2]; 4. 53-Cap Henry[4]; 5. 2+-Brian Smith[8]; 6. 97-Dean Jacobs[10]; 7. 45L-Brian Lay[9]; 8. 1ST-Gary Taylor[13]; 9. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[7]; 10. 16-Stuart Brubaker[11]; 11. 77-Dain Naida[15]; 12. 83M-Broc Martin[12]; 13. 68G-Tyler Gunn[19]; 14. 40DD-Nate Dussel[6]; 15. 33K-Kyle Patrick[18]; 16. 16X-Ryan Ruhl[20]; 17. 60-Jody Keegan[17]; 18. 14H-Todd Heller[5]; 19. 8M-TJ Michael[14]; 20. 6M-Max Stambaugh[16] Hard Charger: 68G-Tyler Gunn[+6] 4/18
  • Mercer Raceway PA)1 5K Adam Kekitch 2 13 Brandon Matus 3 25 Jack Sodeman Jr 4 7 Eric Williams 5 49H Todd Hoddick 6 8 Rod George 7 15 Scott Preister 8 16 Jim Morris 9 2 AJ Flick 10 33 Brent Matus 11 1R Gale Ruth Sr. 12 08 Dan Kuriger 13 2S Francis Sesco 14 76 Davey Jones 15 22s Brandon Spithaler 4/18
  • Lawrenceburg Speedway IN)1 7 18X Thomas Meseraull 2 1 5J Joss Moffatt 3 2 18 Jarett Andretti 4 4 89 Shawn Westerfeld 5 3 17 Max Mcghee 6 12 32 Garrett Abrams 7 5 39 Matt Goodnight 8 14 7X Evan Gindling 9 10 82 Mike Miller 10 9 4 Michael Fischesser 11 11 53 Steve Little 12 6 26 Justin Owen 13 17 96 Riley Vanhise 14 18 25 Eric Semple 15 16 20 Steve Thomas 16 20 42 John Race 17 21 14 Aaron Fry 18 8 28 Adam Brenton 19 15 46 Cody Gardner 20 13 16 Dallas Hewitt 21 19 24 Landon Simon 22 22 6RR Joe Liguori 4/18
  • Lincoln Park Speedway IN)1 Chad Boespflug 5 2 Casey Shuman 2X 3 Tyler Hewitt 24P 4 Shane Cottle 57 5 Jerry Coons Jr 20 6 Cole Smith 29 7 Austin Prock 77 8 Justin Peck 63 9 Conner Donelson 42 10 Brandon Morin 98 11 Mike Gass 17G 12 Shelby VanGilder 22V 13 JJ Hughes 76 14 Wayne Newlin 71 15 Nate McMillin 24 16 Jared Chastain 52C 17 Lee Underwood 24L 18 Chris Babcock 35X 19 Charlie Belden Jr 76B 4/18
  • Lincoln Speedway PA)Score one for the little guys in Saturday night’s thriller at Lincoln Speedway. Glenndon Forsythe started on the pole and claimed his first Lincoln win in more than a year (8/13/13). But he didn’t lead every lap, as four cars were still in the hunt when the event’s only caution came out as the leaders headed into turns three and four on the last lap. Central PA 4/18
  • Limaland Motorsports Park OH)The 2015 racing season at Limaland Motorsports Park began with a full house of rabid fans ready for action and under the backdrop of ideal springtime weather conditions. The Season Opening Shootout presented by Smith Boughan featured competition in all three primary divisions. The evening main events began with the K & L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders as a pair of former champions, J.R. Stewart and Hud Horton, led the field to green for their 25-lap duel. Race Results4/18
  • Wheatley Chronicles)Brady Bacon fought off Robert Ballou to win Saturday night’s 30-lap USAC/MSCS “Spring Classic” at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, IN. Full “The Wheatley Chronicles” recap at http://sprintcarmania.com/bacon-denies-ballou-in-spring-classic/. 4/18
  • St Francois County Raceway MO)A main - Tommy Worley, Joey Montgomery, Keith Burch.4/18
  • Selinsgrove Speedway PA)Davie “No Panic” Franek of Wantage, N.J., scored a thrilling victory over TJ Stutts of Liverpool in Saturday night’s 25-lap 360 sprint car feature at Selinsgrove Speedway. Franek and Stutts see-sawed for the lead for the last 10 laps of the race with Franek taking his first checkered flag of the season in the Franek Auto Sales No. 28F. The $2,000 victory was Franek’s ninth career at the track. "I hope you fans enjoyed that!” said Franek in Victory Lane. “It was exciting from my seat!” Central PA 4/18
  • USAC)AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: April 18, 2015 - Haubstadt, Indiana - Tri-State Speedway - "Spring Showdown" - (Co-sanctioned by MSCS) FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Brady Bacon, 2. Robert Ballou, 3. Kyle Cummins, 4. Brady Short, 5. Chase Stockon, 6. Tracy Hines, 7. Dave Darland, 8. Kevin Thomas Jr., 9. C.J. Leary, 10. Carson ShortUSAC 4/18
  • USAC)USAC KING OF THE WING & AUTO VALUE SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: April 17, 2015 - Pensacola, Florida - Five Flags Speedway FEATURE: (40 laps) 1. Bobby Santos, 2. Kyle Edwards, 3. Mickey Kempgens, 4. Ron Larson, 5. Jacob Wilson, 6. Troy Decaire, 7. Aaron Pierce, 8. Tommy Nichols, 9. Richie Larson, 10. Dave SteeleUSAC 4/18
  • Port Royal Speedway PA)Lucas Wolfe held off the challenges of Greg Hodnett on Saturday night at Port Royal Speedway to pick up the 410 sprint win in the tune-up race for next week’s All Star Circuit of Champions Bob Weikert Memorial.4/18
  • All Stars)Wayne County Speedway OH...#9P Parker Price-Miller #9x Rob Chaney #57X Andrew Palker #59 Danny Holtgraver #10H Chad Kemenah #45 Tim Shaffer #81 Lee Jacobs #49 Cole Duncan #89 Cody Darrah #1 Dale Blaney #93 Sheldon Haudenschild #4 Danny Smith #16 Danny Mumaw #40 Caleb Helms #38K Brad Haudeschild #15H Mitch Harble #94 Ryan Smith #W20 Greg Wilson #19P Paige Polyak #11N Randy Hannagan #D12 Jason Dolick #9 Jac Haudenschild #11 Shawn Hubler #23 Nick Patterson 4/18

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  • Knoxville Raceway IA)Impending rain storms have forced the cancellation of tonight's Pella Motors Season Opener at the Knoxville Raceway. Join us next week, Saturday, April 25 for Lucas Oil Knoxville Championship Cup Series action! 4/18

2:00pm

RESULTS...

  • Column)Danny Burton has notes from Bloomington IN USAC/MSCS in Hoosier Race Report 4/18
  • Column)KO has his second article of the season, discussing the benefits of April showers and the Kokomo Grand Prix. KO's Indiana Bullring Scene 4/18
  • Column)Gaye Carmichael has notes from Hanford CA World of Outlaws in Sprint Car Notes4/18
  • Photos)More Friday night photos are posted in SpeedShotz including ARDC Midgets debut at Lindas Speedway 4/18
  • PennLive)Stevie Smith picks the right lane, speeds away to Tommy Hinnershitz Memorial victory at Williams Grove Speedway http://www.pennlive.com/ 4/18
  • USAC)Saturday night's USAC King of the Wing/Auto Value Bumper-to-Bumper Sprint race at Mobile International Speedway in Irvington, Ala. has been cancelled due to rain and wet grounds. Track and race officials are discussing possible rescheduling of the race.4/18
  • Silver Dollar Speedway CA)Roseville’s Colby Copeland drove the race of his life to beat perennial champion Sean Becker during the 25-lap 410 sprint car main event Friday night at Silver Dollar Speedway. It was Copeland’s first career main event win at Silver Dollar Speedway. Of the six sprint car main events this year, there have been three first time winners. Copeland now joins Seth Bergman and Tanner Thorson as first time winners. Chuck Patterson Dodge point race number three had 68 total race cars among five different divisions.
  • AHG Series)PODIUM finishes in all three rounds of the AHG Triple Crown was enough for Jason Kendrick to win the mini-series that wrapped up the 2014-15 sprintcar season in Western Australia. Kendrick finished third behind Jamie Veal and Jamie Maiolo in the 30-lap grand final at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday night and that was enough for him to win the series from Carl Dowling and Maiolo. Race Results4/18
  • Lernerville Speedway PA)A rather gloomy morning gave way to crystal clear blue skies and warm temperatures for Opening Night of Fab Four Racing Fueled by Turner�s Premium Iced Teas at Don Martin's Lernerville Speedway as 73 cars turned took to the clay, many for the first time in 2015. Race Results4/18
  • ARDC)Danny Stratton achieved a lot of "firsts' with his win on Friday night in the season opener for the American Racing Drivers Club (ARDC) at Linda's Speedway. The Batz family hosted what was the ARDC season opener as well as the inaugural event of ARDC's short track series and Stratton made sure that his name would be part of those milestones when he captured the win in the twenty-five lap main event. Race Results4/18

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  • Devils Bowl Speedway TX)RAINED OUT for tonight. World of Outlaws next weekend.4/18
  • Bronco Raceway Park TX)Rained out for this weekend. 4/18
  • ND TECH SHOCK DYNOS) We would like to congratulate Bobby Santos on his King of the Wing feature win at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, FL on 4/17/2015. The Richard Fieler owned Hurricane chassis car ran a set of custom valved Bilstein shocks by Heckman Motorsports/ND Tech Shock Dynos. Bobby also won his heat race for the sweep that night. Thank you for using our product. 4/18
  • Ventura Raceway CA)With the May 9th “All Coast Challenge” at the Ventura Raceway only three weeks away, Mike Grosswendt continues to work hard to make this one of the most prestigious races in all of traditional sprint car racing. On Friday Grosswendt made several more exciting announcements regarding the all sprint car show that will feature the Amsoil USAC/CRA Series! Press Releases4/18

2:45am

RESULTS...

  • Column)Bev Thompson is a former URC, Central PA, sprint car columnist, who wrote for Area Auto Racing News for 15 years, as well as posting her column here on Hoseheads. Her husband Bruce drove stock cars and sprint cars for many years, as did their son Len, who drove sprint cars in Central PA. Now their grandson’s Mike and Owen drive quarter-midgets. Bev hasn't written anything for a long time but she is here right now with notes from the Bridgeport NJ URC season opener in URC. 4/18
  • Photos)Lots of Friday night photos are posted in SpeedShotz 4/18
  • Lernerville Speedway PA)1 2L Ed Lynch, Jr 2 2 A.J. Flick 3 22 Brandon Spithaler 4 7 Eric Williams 5 56 Ralph Spithaler, Jr 6 81 Lee Jacobs 7 13 Brandon Matus 8 33 Brent Matus 9 7K Dan Shetler 10 5 Sye Lynch 11 27M Zach Morrow 12 10 Carl Bowser 13 11 Scott Priester 14 35 Jared Zimbardi 15 23J Jack Sodeman, Jr 16 76 Davey Jones 4/18
  • Sprint Car Mania)Hunter Schuerenberg picked up his first winged Sprint Car win in approximately ten years by topping Friday night’s MOWA Sprint Series feature at Tri-City Speedway in Pontoon Beach, IL. Complete recap at http://sprintcarmania.com/.4/18
  • MOWA)Pontoon Beach IL...Hunter Schuerenberg, Loyet, Goldsberry, Nienhiser, Weyant, Urish, K Kinser, Bridgeman, A Bruns, Neitzel.4/18
  • Silver Dollar Speedway CA)#5V Colby Copeland #75 Sean Becker #3C Jonathan Allard #88X Tanner Thorson #92 Andy Forsberg #00 Jason Statler #22 Mason Moore #19 Keith Bloom #8 Jim Richardson #21 Michael Ing #13 Rowdy #88 Brad Bumgarner #9 D.J. Freitas 4/18
  • Trail Way Speedway PA)1 11 19Z Isaac Sneeringer 2 2 19 Jason Cunningham Jr 3 3 66A Cody Fletcher 4 4 00 Shane Smith 5 7 10 Zach Euculano 6 9 35 Tyler Esh New 7 10 64 Randy Whisler 8 8 19D Wyatt Hinkle 9 1 6R Brad Mc Clelland 10 5 9 Dalton Dietrich 11 6 77 David Holbrook 4/18
  • World of Outlaws)Shane Stewart dominated the competition through early cautions and lapped traffic to score his second World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series feature win of the season Friday night at Keller Auto Speedway at Kings Fairgrounds. The Larson Marks Racing driver bested Brad Sweet and Paul McMahan as who tried through the night to catch him but were not able to make the charge. DIRT/World of Outlaws 4/18
  • Williams Grove Speedway PA)Stevie Smith took over when leader Brent Marks made a miscue in traffic to record the $6,000 payday in Williams Grove Speedway’s Tommy Hinnershitz Spring Classic for sprint cars on Friday night. The victory was the second for Smith in the Williams Grove event having taken his first in 1998. Central PA 4/18
  • King of Wings)Bobby Santos III, King of the Wing Sprint Series feature race winner at Five Flags Speedway, Pensacola, FL, Friday, April 17, 2015. 4/18
  • Attica Raceway Park OH)Former Attica champion Dean Jacobs of Wooster, Ohio, would lead all 30 laps of the O’Reilly Auto Parts 410 Sprint feature to score his 11th career win. It wasn’t easy for Jacobs as six time track champion Byron Reed made it very interesting the final two laps as the race went green to checker with no cautions. Race Results4/18
  • FAST)The 2015 Fremont/Attica Sprint Title (F.A.S.T.) championship schedule is officially underway; launching a brand new season of competitive ‘410’ and ‘305’ sprint car racing in northwestern Ohio. The new year ignited with F.A.S.T. ‘305’ and ‘410’ competition at the Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio. Dean Jacobs would go wire-to-wire at Attica Raceway Park during night #1 of the 2015 F.A.S.T. ‘410’ championship; leading all 30-laps of the main event to capture his eleventh career Attica win. Jacobs would hold off defending F.A.S.T. champion Byron Reed at the finish. Former UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions ‘champ’ Chad Kemenah finished third; followed by twelfth starting Cap Henry and D.J. Foos. Tim Shaffer was the hard charger; advancing ten positions from seventeenth to seventh. Race Results4/18
  • USAC)AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: April 17, 2015 - Bloomington, Indiana - Bloomington Speedway FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Bryan Clauson, 2. Jon Stanbrough, 3. Chase Stockon, 4. Tracy Hines, 5. Brady Bacon, 6. Carson Short, 7. Brady Short, 8. Robert Ballou, 9. Shane Cottle, 10. Dave DarlandUSAC 4/18

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  • Joey Saldana)The World of Outlaws made their 31st appearance tonight at Keller Auto Speedway at Kings Fairgrounds in Hanford, Calif. Joey Saldana, the 2000 winner at this track and current track record holder, was looking to go one better than his runner-up finish last year. Press Releases4/18
  • Riverside Int Speedway AR)Sorry - but Mother Nature Won this weekend! Everyone come for the Race Opener next week on April 25th! Please think NO RAIN! We Want to RACE! 4/18
  • NSL)The FVP National Sprint League is proud to welcome DeBerg Concrete, which presents the $25,000 Triple Crown Challenge in 2015. A $25,000 bonus will be paid to any driver who is able to sweep three selected FVP National Sprint League races. National Sprint League 4/18

Friday April 17th 2015

All men profess honesty as long as they can. To believe all men honest would be folly. To believe none so is something worse. John Quincy Adams

1:30pm

PRESS...

  • ASCS Gulf South)Finishing off the whole of ASCS competition this coming weekend, all events with the Southern Trailer Works ASCS Gulf South Region presented by Griffith Truck and Equipment have been cancelled due to current weather conditions. Gulf South Regional Director, Keith Johnson, said there are talks of possibly rescheduling events at the Heart O’ Texas Speedway in Waco and Gator Motorplex in Willis, Texas. For continued updates on the ASCS Gulf South Region, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com. 4/17
  • ASCS Lucas Oil)The weather just keeps coming, and this time the forecast has claimed this coming Saturday night with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real at the Randolph County Raceway in Moberly, Mo. While the day time forecast has improved, the nightly forecast continues to show rain chances near 75% for Saturday, April 18.Any tickets pre-purchased from www.ascsracing.com will be refunded. ASCS 4/17
  • OCRS)The AmeriFlex Hose & Accessories / OIl Capital Racing Series sprint car event scheduled for this Saturday night is postponed due to unfavorable weather conditions. The racetrack is being hit by rain today and the forecast is for a 70-80% chance of rain for Saturday. Round number three (of 25) on the AmeriFlex / OCRS tour will now be held on Saturday April 25th at the Lawton Speedway in southwestern Oklahoma. For news and information on the AmeriFlex / OCRS sprint car series, visit the website and Facebook pages at: Website: www.ocrsracing.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/oil.series 4/17
  • ESS)In a major sponsorship announcement, NAPA Auto Parts has become the title sponsor of the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS) US events point fund. Each full point show run in the US will carry separate points and the top 15 in the final tally will share from the lucrative point fund by NAPA. NAPA has over 6100 stores nationwide with hundreds here in the home of ESS, NY State. The NAPA name has been recognized as the title sponsor of Super DIRT Week which enters its fourth year of backing in 2015. Press Releases4/17
  • Skagit Speedway WA) Big news out of the Funtime Promotions front office at Skagit Speedway...Dwayne Lane's Family of Auto Centers has signed on as the tracks series sponsor. Dwayne Lanes dealerships have a long and successful history in the Pacific Northwest.. With 3 locations in Skagit and Snohomish county race fans will be able to shop for many new Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, Chevrolet and now Ford cars, trucks and SUV's. Dwayne Lane's North Cascade Ford located in Sedro Woolley will be the official pace truck supplier with the tricked out Ford F-150 XLT. "I am very pleased to have the Dwayne Lane family of Auto Centers on board at Skagit Speedway" said track owner Steve Beitler, "We have always been a family friendly Race track and this is defiantly a good mix". Race fans will be able to check out and purchase many new vehicles that will be on display at the race track each night. North Cascade Ford will also have a fan interactive area where they can enter to win prizes and services. Dwayne Lane's Family of Auto Centers will make their debut this Saturday April 18th at the Skagit Speedway season opener. Stands open at 5:00pm and racing starts at 7:00pm. Don't forget to post your picture from the race track on the Dwayne Lane facebook for a chance to win prizes and services! More info at www.skagitspeedway.com. 4/17
  • Taylor Ferns)Spring weather can wreak havoc when trying to plan out a racing schedule, especially in the Midwest. After weighing several options for this weekend, Taylor Ferns is tentatively scheduled for a two-race weekend in two states at two very different tracks. As long as Mother Nature cooperates, she will compete for the first time with the Midwest Open Wheel Association (MOWA) on Friday at the semi-banked Tri-City Speedway in Illinois, before heading to Ohio on Saturday for an Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association (OVSCA) event at the high-banked Atomic Speedway. If weather becomes a factor, those plans could change at the last minute. Press Releases4/167

Thursday April 16th 2015

I have terrible hearing trouble. I have unwittingly helped to invent and refine a type of music that makes its principal proponents deaf. Pete Townshend

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  • Kyle Hirst)The Roth Motorsports team is excited to announce that two-time and defending King of the West Champion, Kyle Hirst, will climb back aboard the Roth Motorsports No. 83JR entry when the World of Outlaws take to the Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, CA on Friday night. Press Releases4/16
  • Kaley Gharst)Kaley Gharst and Mike Sandvig’s #7 team raced in their first event of the season last Saturday night at the 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa. Though they would have liked to have had a better showing than their 19th place finish, it was no small task with 40 good cars in the pit area at the inaugural event for the FVP National Sprint League. The series next event will be on Friday, May 8 at the Eagle Raceway near Eagle, Nebraska. Press Releases4/16
  • USCS)Due to already wet conditions and plenty oif rain in the forecast for this Saturday, the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint car event scheduled for this Saturday at Tennessee National Raceway has been RE-SCHEDULED for one week later on Saturday, April 25th.. The cars and stars of the USCS headline division are then re-set to invade Tennessee National Raceway (formerly Hohenwald Motorsports) in Hohenwald, Tennessee for the inaugural “Spring Speed Xpolsion”. USCS 4/16
  • Aaron Reutzel)After an idle weekend, Aaron Reutzel takes his Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour points lead to Randolph County Raceway in Moberly, MO, this Saturday night. Saturday’s card at Randolph County Speedway is the first time for the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour atop the high-banked, ½-mile clay oval and is Reutzel’s first visit to the Moberly facility as well. That could bode well for the Clute, TX, racer and the Shark-powered BC Fundz/Basic One Services No. 87 Triple X Sprint Car team that has developed a habit of putting together strong performances at new venues. Press Releases4/16
  • Top Gun Sprints)Hendry County Motorsports Park is the place to be this Saturday, April 18. Big Show early starting time. 6pm. 4/16
  • USAC)This Saturday, April 18th, history will be made for the second time as the Amsoil USAC/CRA and World of Outlaws Sprint Cars will share the spotlight at Perris Auto Speedway. Also featuring the PAS Senior Sprints, the “So-Cal Showdown” is also a "Power of Purple Night" Benefiting the City of Perris Relay For Life and The American Cancer Society. Advance tickets with a free World of Outlaws “Fan Pit Pass” are available online at www.dirtcar.ticketforce.com/ordertickets.asp?p=558&backurl=default.asp or by calling 877.395.8606. The spectator gates will open at 4:00pm, USAC/CRA time trials will start at 6:15pm, and racing is scheduled begin at 7:15pm. For more event information, visit the track’s website at www.perrisautospeedway.com or call 951.940.0134. USAC 4/16
  • Team ILP)Inside Line Promotions visited Victory Lane last Saturday with Team ILP driver Seth Bergman. Bergman charged from 11th to earn the ASCS Red River Region triumph at Superbowl Speedway in Greenville, Texas. It was his second win of the season. Press Releases4/16

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  • Thursday Notes)After being dormant for 3 years, Millstream Speedway in Findlay, Ohio, is reopening for dirt sprint car racing with All Stars on May 31st...Season-opening event at Bloomington Speedway IN this Friday, April 17 Pits Admission: $30 GA: $20 Follow us on Instagram for additional Race Day photos and videos.......This weekend Jac Haudenschild will compete Friday in the #9 at Attica OH FAST opener. Both he and Sheldon Haudenschild will be at Wayne County OH All Stars Saturday in the #9 and #93....This Saturday night April 18 at Port Royal Speedway PA will be the tune up night for the Bob Weikert Memorial $3500 to win TT, dash and a 25 lap feature. Saturday April 25 will be the Bob Weikert Memorial as the All Star Circuit of Champions take on the Pa Posse in a 40 lap $15,000 to win race....Former World of Outlaw Champion, USAC Silver Crown Champion and NASCAR star Dave Blaney will be at Port Royal Speedway this weekend!...Kasey Kahne Racing has announced Daryn Pittman will be back behind the wheel of the #9 Great Clips car this weekend in California....Sunday April 26, 2015 USAC will invade Lakeside Speedway KS. Pit gate opens at 3 pm, Spectator gate opens at 4 pm, Drivers meeting is at 5:30 p.m. and the first green flag drops at 7:30 pm! GA 10 and under Free. 11 and up is $25.00, Call for tickets 913.888.0539 or the Lakeside Speedway Office 913.299.9206 4/16
  • PennLive)Lucas Wolfe ups the racing ante, adds races to his schedule with Jim and Laura Allebach http://www.pennlive.com/ 4/16
  • NSCHOF)“National Sprint Car Museum Madness 1” will take place on Friday, May 15, at the National Sprint League (NSL)/Midwest Open Wheel Association (MOWA) co-sanctioned event at the Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Illinois. On-hand representing the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum in Knoxville, Iowa, will be NSCHoF inductee Chuck Merrill, founder of Maxim. Chuck will be meeting and greeting fans alongside Steve Kinser’s restored Quaker State-sponsored Maxim chassis sprint car.Press Releases4/16
  • Zemco Speed Equipment)Big congratulations to Greg Hodnett for his win at Port Royal, Steve Fannasy for his Super Sportsmen win at Lincoln, Brady Bacon for his USAC win at Lawrenceburg, Adrian Shaffer for his 358 win at Williams Grove, and Carmen Perigo Jr. for his Super Sportsmen win at Path Valley...all with Zemco Headers!! 4/16
  • Josh Ford Motorsports)We will have a rare treat with having both World of Outlaws and USAC CRA 410 Sprint Car Series together in one event. And JFM will have two of the best open wheel drivers on the track with Golobic and Bernal! Press Releases4/16

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  • Tracy Hines)Two-race weekends in his home state of Indiana, especially in a sprint car, provide Tracy Hines some extra motivation and excitement. With the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series season about to hit its stride, Hines will visit a pair of legendary Hoosier State quarter-miles this weekend with The Carolina Nut Company DRC, beginning at Bloomington Speedway, followed by Tri-State Speedway. Press Releases4/16
  • Donny Schatz)Reaching the pinnacle of any profession is a journey of extreme twists and turns. Many that have attained any kind of lofty status will admit staying there is just as hard, but the challenges are different. Last November, both Kevin Harvick in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and Donny Schatz in the World of Outlaws (WoO) Sprint Car Series were crowned champions and, early in 2015, their results show they are poised to remain on top. Press Releases4/16
  • NSL)The FVP National Sprint League is proud to announce Arnold Motor Supply as a series sponsor for 2015. Arnold Motor Supply is one of the nation’s premier suppliers of replacement parts, accessories and supplies for virtually all vehicles and equipment. National Sprint League 4/16
  • The Cushion)With the AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car schedule ramping up this month, TheCushion.Com has reached an agreement to stream all three races of a triple header weekend April 24-26th LIVE. “We were fortunate to broadcast the series’ opening event in Florida, and we are really excited to bring fans from around the world three more action packed USAC National Sprint Car races,” T2 Digital Co Founder, and CEO Ian Marvuglio said. “We are very excited, and thankful, for the opportunity that the Eagle Raceway, Junction Motor Speedway, and Lakeside Speedway have provided us.” Press Releases4/16
  • Shawn Wright)Taking the last weekend off, Shawn Wright is eager to get back to the newly named, Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, CA on Friday night as he once again takes on ‘The Greatest Show on Dirt’, the World of Outlaws. Press Releases4/16
  • USAC)USAC's recent social media poll to complete the 2015 list of inductees into the USAC Hall of Fame has resulted in inductions for drivers Jimmy Caruthers, Sheldon Kinser and Larry Rice and car owner Don Kenyon. The four inductees received the most votes from a select list of 16 candidates and will join eight previously-announced inductees in the ceremony which accompanies the July 25 "Tony Stewart Classic" Midget race at the Lincoln Tech Indianapolis Speedrome in the racing capital. USAC 4/16
  • Western Sprint Tour)The wait is almost complete as the newly formed Western Sprint Tour will have it's inaugural debut at the Cottage Grove Speedway on Friday April 24th and Saturday the 25th. These two events will no doubt thrill fans with electrifying action by the best 360 Sprint Car drivers in the Pacific Northwest. Several teams from all over the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada plan on making the haul to CGS for the first two races of the WST.
  • Oswego Speedway NY)As the countdown continues toward Oswego Speedway’s 65th consecutive season of green flag racing, fans have the opportunity to assist in getting the ‘Steel Palace’ ready for action on Saturday, April 25 with the 12th annual Pizza Villa Spring Spruce-Up Day. The annual Spruce-Up Day will again begin at 10 a.m. in 2015, a two hour change from the previous 8 a.m. start in year’s passed. Press Releases4/16
  • Brent Marks)A late schedule change will see Brent Marks Racing visit the Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania on Saturday, April 18th instead of the previously scheduled plan to visit Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio with the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions. Port Royal Speedway will host the ‘Bob Weikert Memorial’ tune-up this Saturday evening; complete with a $3,500-to-win program including qualifying time trials. The tune-up will give teams an opportunity to prepare for the upcoming $15,000-to-win ‘Bob Weikert Memorial’ on Saturday, April 25th. Press Releases4/16
  • Ohsweken Speedway ONT)Ohsweken Speedway officials are pleased to announce the inaugural class of inductees for the Ohsweken Speedway Wall of Fame. The Styres Family, the Southern Ontario Sprints club, and Mike "Pinball" Giberson will be honoured on Wall of Fame Night on Friday, June 12 as Ohsweken Speedway celebrates the past, and looks forward to the future during the track's 20th season of racing. Press Releases4/16

Wednesday April 15th 2015

What is the difference between a taxidermist and a tax collector? The taxidermist takes only your skin. Mark Twain

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  • Calistoga Speedway CA)The Louie Vermeil Classic sprint car and midget race at the historic half-mile Calistoga Speedway has always been about showcasing the present but remembering the past. While many of the auto racing fans plan there Labor Day weekend around visiting the picturesque Napa Valley and enjoying some traditional dirt track racing, on Friday night, September 4th, the 4th Annual Hall of Fame Induction will kick things off with an evening dedicated to the introduction of seven new members into the Calistoga Speedway Hall of Fame. Press Releases4/15
  • Column)Article from Richard Golardi: "AJ Maddox – Up Front and Checking Out" Florida Open Wheel 4/15

  • TBJ Promotions)The McCarthy Auto Group KC Klassic is invading Lakeside Speedway on May 7. This year marks the second straight season TBJ Promotions and RacinBoys will promote the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event at the 4/10-mile oval in Kansas City, Kan., during the Thursday of NASCAR's spring weekend in area. Press Releases4/15
  • Trey Starks)Trey Starks will return home to race in Washington this weekend following a six-week West Coast swing with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series. Starks is set to compete in both the 410ci and 360ci classes on Saturday at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., where he will drive a brand new car in the 410 class following a violent crash last weekend. Starks will also pilot a 360 sprint car for Doug Rutz. Press Releases4/15
  • All Stars)While the University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions may have a new attitude and direction under new owner Tony Stewart, their second points event of the season heads to one of the series’ original tracks – the Wayne County Speedway near Orrville, Ohio. All Stars4/15

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  • IRA Sprints)A continued influx of new talent, some exciting schedule changes, and the possibility of a new series champion lies in store for fans of the Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint Series. The 2015 season breaks loose this coming weekend with the first contest of the year to be held at LaSalle Speedway. IRA 4/15
  • Shane Stewart)The Larson Marks Racing team will conclude its six-week West Coast swing with the World of Outlaws this weekend. In 12 West Coast races thus far, the team has earned one win, five runner-up finishes and nine top-10 finishes. Press Releases4/15
  • NSL)The FVP National Sprint League welcomes Kaeding Performance as an official heat sponsor for the 2015 season! The NSL member who wins the Kaeding Performance heat race of the night will receive a $100 gift certificate from Kaeding Performance. Located in Campbell, California, Kaeding Performance is “Your Sprint Car Parts Connection”! National Sprint League 4/15
  • Port Royal Speedway PA)A change to this Saturday’s Race To Cure Cancer racing program at Port Royal Speedway will find the 410 sprint vying in a Tune Up event for the upcoming April 25 All Star Circuit of Champions Sprints Bob Weikert Memorial. The sprint cars will run two-lap time trials to start the program followed by heat races and a dash that will determine the front starting rows of the 25-lap feature event. Saturday’s sprint car main will pay $3,500 to the winner. Central PA 4/15
  • World of Outlaws)The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series wraps up its spring California swing this weekend at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif. and Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway. One driver who is experiencing a renaissance as the season gets into full swing is Jason Sides. The Bartlett, Tenn.-native moved into 2015 after a disappointing run the previous season. Sides, a 13-time series winner, finished 2014 with no wins and only three top-five finishes. DIRT/World of Outlaws 4/15
  • ASCS Lucas Oil)If the lineup of talent that will follow the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real in 2015 wasn’t tough enough, you can add the 2000 National Tour Champion to that list as Oklahoma City’s Wayne Johnson has confirmed he will once again try for the season ending $60,000 champion’s check.ASCS 4/15
  • MSCS)The Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series drivers will be back in action this weekend with appearances at Bloomington Speedway on Friday evening April 17th and at Tri-State Speedway on Saturday evening April 18th. Both events will be co-sanctioned with the United States Auto Club. Racing will be conducted using the USAC format which includes qualifications for all the 410 non-wing sprint cars entered. Press Releases4/15
  • Thunderbowl Raceway CA)After opening the season with a World of Outlaws two-step the Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway kicks back into action on Saturday April 25, with the Civil War 360 Sprint Car Series presented by Flowmaster invading the Tulare, CA based one-third mile clay oval. Press Releases4/15
  • USAC SW)Taking the lead from polesitter Shon Deskins on the fifth lap, R.J. Johnson of Phoenix claimed Saturday’s main event at Yuma’s Cocopah Speedway. For Johnson, the $1,500 USAC SouthWest Sprint Car victory was his second consecutive triumph as the series heads to Queen Creek on April 18th. Matt Rossi, Deskins, Mike Colegrove, and Josh Pelkey followed the two-time champion to the checkered flags. USAC 4/15
  • USAC WC)Last Saturday, Visalia’s Richard Vander Weerd had a night to remember at Santa Maria Raceway. The 2011 Champion not only claimed his first main event of the season, he swept the program by also setting fast time, winning his heat race, and earning the hard charger award. D.J. Johnson, “Hollywood” Danny Faria Jr., “Shifter” Landon Hurst, and Trey Marcham chased Vander Weerd to the checkered flags. USAC 4/15
  • Jason Sides)Jason Sides entered last week seeking his first podium finish of the season with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series. A week later Sides has three straight podiums as he heads into the final weekend in California during the World of Outlaws spring swing. He will compete on Friday at Kings Speedway in Hanford before wrapping up the weekend on Saturday at Perris Auto Speedway in Perris for the SoCal Showdown. Press Releases4/15
  • Rock N Roll 50)TBJ Promotions is excited to announce that Budweiser has become a partner of the Eagle Motorsports Rock 'N Roll 50 Presented by MyRacePass. Budweiser will be the Victory Lane sponsor for the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event on Saturday, May 2, at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark. Press Releases4/15
  • ASCS Gulf South)$7,000.00 is up for grabs to any driver who can win Friday and Saturday nights ASCS Gulf South A-feature races. Sponsored by: Southern Trailer Works and Griffith Truck & Equipment. Friday night at Heart of Texas Speedway in Waco. TX. $3,000.00 to win, $310 to start Saturday night at Gator Motorplex in Willis, TX. $3,000.00 to win, $310 to start $1,000.00 bonus to win both weekends 25 lap A-feature races sponsored by Cooper Motorsports and Challenger Drilling. Purse breakdown! Driver Purse: 1st $3,000, 2nd $1,500, 3rd $1,000, 4th $750, 5th $650, 6th $550, 7th $450, 8th $425, 9th $400, 10th -$375, 11th $355, 12th $350, 13th $345, 14th $340, 15th $335, 16th $330, 17th $325, 18th $320, 19th $315, 20th $310. $100.00 for non-qualifiers For more info: Keith Johnson ASCS Gulf South Director 337-457-4498 337-580-3614 cell 4/15
  • Pit Stop USA Sprints)The Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Series and Petaluma Speedway are pleased to announce the inaugural “Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Shootout” for Winged 360 Sprint Cars. The Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Shootout will consist of four events with the winner of each main event taking home $2000. The driver with the most points over the four Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Shootout events will receive $1000 for the Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Shootout Championship. All Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Shootout events will also award regular Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Series 2015 championship points. Press Releases4/15
  • Dodge City Raceway Park KS)Mother Nature threatened throughout Saturday night’s entire season opening tilt at Dodge City Raceway Park. With threatening dark skies to the west as the green flag flew on the night’s first Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Car heat race to kick off then night, the night was in jeopardy throughout. Press Releases4/15
  • Caleb Helms)Caleb Helms resumes the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions schedule with a doubleheader this weekend. Helms will compete on Saturday at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio, before wrapping up the weekend on Sunday at Bedford Speedway in Bedford, Pa. Press Releases4/15
  • Tyson Hall)Tyson Hall resumes ASCS Gulf South Region competition this weekend with a Texas doubleheader. Hall will compete on Friday at Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco and on Saturday at Gator Motorplex in Willis. Press Releases4/15

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  • Wayne Johnson)Wayne Johnson has had a knack for making history on the racetrack in the past, and he struck in again in big fashion last Saturday night at the inaugural FVP National Sprint League event at the 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa. This weekend, the Knoxville, Iowa driver plans to drop the 360 in and compete at the Randolph County Raceway in Moberly, Missouri with the ASCS series. Press Releases4/15
  • Craig Dollansky)Craig Dollansky and his Destiny Motorsports team came back refreshed after having a week off, as Dollansky was able to tally three Top-10 finishes, including a third place run on Sunday night. The busy three-race week kicked off last Wednesday night as Dollansky made his first ever start at the Placerville Speedway in Placerville, CA in what was the series’ first appearance at the track in 23 years. Press Releases4/15
  • J&J Auto Racing)Donny Schatz and Eric Riggins, Jr. each won a pair of Sprint car races last weekend in J&J Auto Racing machines. Schatz won two of three World of Outlaws events in California in Tony Stewart's No. 15 Bad Boy Buggies/Chevrolet Performance J&J, while Riggins swept the USCS weekend of action in his family-owned No. 47 J&J. Press Releases4/15
  • TJ Michael)The 2015 season continued for T.J. Michael last Friday and Saturday evening, April 10th & 11th at the Attica (OH) Raceway Park and Fremont (OH) Speedway; entering ‘305’ sprint car action at the Attica bullring, as well as ‘410’ and ‘305’ competition at Fremont Speedway. Michael, a Plano, Texas native who calls northwestern Ohio home during the busy summer months of his racing schedule, earned two top-five finishes during the recent weekend; including a fifth place finish during the ‘410’ sprint main event at the Fremont Speedway season opener last Saturday, April 11th. The two-time ‘305’ winner already in 2015 landed on the podium last Friday night, April 10th at Attica Raceway Park; finishing third during the 25-lap, ‘305’ sprint feature. Press Releases4/15

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  • Paul McMahan)Sometimes, lady luck just isn't smiling on you. During a recent three-race stretch out in his home state of California, Paul McMahan and his CJB Motorsports team faced adversity unlike any other other so far in 2015. "We had two DNF's all last year," said McMahan, driver of the Bairs Tree Service, Nyce Crete & Landis Block & Concrete and All Star Performance sponsored machine. "In one weekend this year, we matched that total. You'll have those stretches, though, when you race as much as what we do. Press Releases4/15
  • Craig Dollansky)Following a rare weekend off for the Destiny Motorsports #7 team, Craig Dollansky and the rest of the World of Outlaws roared back into action with a trio of events beginning at Placerville Speedway for the first time ever for ‘The Greatest Show on Dirt’. Press Releases4/15
  • ESS)Insinger Performance Racing Fuels is back as the sponsor of the Hard Charger bonus and point fund for the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS) in 2015. This marks the second consecutive season the Dushore, Pa. based company has backed this popular program. Press Releases4/15
  • ARDC)2014 American Racing Drivers Club Champion (ARDC), Steven Drevicki expected to begin the defense of his title at the beginning of April. But Mother Nature had other ideas. A heavy shower over Jonestown, PA late on Friday afternoon April 3rd, forced the cancellation of the night's scheduled events at Linda's Speedway and that included the 2015 season opener for ARDC. The season opener for ARDC has now been postponed until Friday night, April 17th when the wingless midgets will give it another go at Linda's and then move on to Path Valley the next day for race number two on the 2015 schedule. Press Releases4/15
  • Bloomington Speedway IN)After six months of sitting idle, the high banked red clay of the Bloomington Speedway will roar back to life in a big way. A co-sanctioned event featuring the USAC Sprints and the Midwest Sprint Car Series (MSCS) will kick off the 92nd season of racing at the famed ¼ mile with a huge $5,000 to win/$500 to start main event. Press Releases4/15
  • URSS)2015 marks the 10th Anniversary Season of the United Rebel Sprint Series and The Rebels will be kicking it off in style with a two-day show at the Liberal Fairgrounds Speedway called the “Duel at the D”. The lightning fast 3/8’s mile oval will host the event with drivers from multiple states making the pull to crown the first race winners of 2015. Press Releases4/15
  • Montpelier Motor Speedway IN)After Mother Nature claimed the first two opening events, the Montpelier Motor Speedway will look to make the third attempt the charm. The Montpelier Motor Speedway will celebrate 112 years of racing tradition at the Montpelier Motor Speedway with its season opening Saturday, April 18 program featuring the Montpelier Motor Speedway Midget Series Presented By Leaders Edge (Indianapolis, Indiana – 317-273-0655), UMP Modifieds, Super Streets, Thunder Cars, and FWD Compacts. The program will mark not only the 29th Annual Season Opener for the quarter mile clay oval, but will also begin the points chase for the 2015 MMS Track Championships and Rookie of the Year honors. Press Releases4/15
  • USCS)The early Middle Tennessee 2015 racing season gets a shot of high speed adrenaline this weekend when the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars invade Tennessee National Raceway (formerly Hohenwald Motorsports) in Hohenwald, Tennessee on Saturday, April 18th at 7:30 pm during the inaugural “Spring Speed Xpolsion”. USCS 4/15
  • Selinsgrove Speedway PA)Selinsgrove Speedway will present back-to-back four division racing programs starting at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 18, and Saturday, April 25, featuring 360 sprint cars, late models, pro stocks, and roadrunners to round out the month. Track gates will open at 4 p.m. both nights. The Mach 1 Chassis 360 sprint cars will compete in a 25-lap feature paying $2,000 to win and $200 to start. The Jeff’s Auto Body & Recycling Center/Bernheisel Race Components super late models will race in a 25-lap main event paying $1,500 to win, while the A&A Auto Stores pro stocks go wheel-to-wheel in a 15-lap feature paying $400 to win. Closing out the four division program will be the roadrunners in a 12-lap race. Central PA 4/15
  • Sprints on Dirt)Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP is pleased to announce that Adrianna Irwin has accepted the position of SOD Series Director. Adrianna, a degreed mechanical engineer, is a global program manager in the automotive industry. She is experienced in managing complex relationships and productive communication with people with varying agendas and different perspectives. Management of an organization like SOD is no easy job, but Adrianna’s professional background and accomplishments makes her well qualified to meet the demands of the job. From a racing perspective, Adrianna is also very experienced and knowledgeable. She has been involved with sprint car racing all her life, the third generation of a racing family. She has seen it all and understands the intricacies of the sport. You can email Adrianna at director@sprintsondirt.com. Visit www.sprintsondirt.com for the 2015 schedule, rule book, and racer registration form. 4/15
  • Josh Schneiderman)Everything that could go wrong for Josh Schneiderman on Saturday night at 34 Raceway did go wrong! The inaugural event for the FVP National Sprint League was the perfect opportunity for the West Burlington, Iowa driver to make a splash in his hometown. Unfortunately, starting in the heat race, a series of events led him to a DNF at race’s end and the night’s Bell Helmets “Hard Luck Award”. This weekend the Deuce Motorsports #49 team is looking forward to the season opener at Knoxville Raceway in Iowa. Press Releases4/15

Tuesday April 14th 2015

I'd rather play jazz, I hate rock and roll. Ginger Baker

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  • Column)Duane Hancock has Kokomo Grand Prix notes in Tri-State Outlook 4/14
  • Column)Danny Burton is back to start the year with Indiana action and Kokomo midgets in Hoosier Race Report 4/14
  • Column)Pat & Bruce Eckel have a Three Race Weekend With Kokomo The Meat In The Sandwich A Typical Weekend 4/14
  • Lernerville Speedway PA)The green flag is in the air and ready to drop on the 2015 season of Fab Four Racing Fueled by Turners Premium Iced Teas which starts with Opening Night this Friday, April 17. Budweiser Points will be on line right from the start, which means that Carl Bowser, Alex Ferree, Rex King Jr. and Jim Fosnaught will have to bring their A-Game from the start if they intend on standing victorious in Victory Lane on Championship Night in August. Press Releases4/14
  • Terry McCarl)For Terry McCarl and the TMAC Motorsports #24 team, it was 360 degrees of disappointment at the FVP NSL opener Saturday night at the 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa. After building a commanding lead, the Altoona, Iowa driver did a 360 spin to avoid a lapped marker. Fortunately, he kept it going and came home second. This Saturday night is the opener in the Knoxville Championship Cup Series at the Knoxville Raceway in Iowa. Press Releases4/14
  • F.A.S.T.)The 2015 Fremont/Attica Sprint Title (F.A.S.T.) championship season will officially kick-off this Friday evening, April 17th at the Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio. The Kistler Racing Products F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service and the JLH General Contractors F.A.S.T. ‘305’ Championship Series presented by Engine Pro will each ignite their 2015 campaigns on Friday evening at the Attica bullring; launching a new season of highly competitive open wheel racing in northwestern Ohio. Each series will sanction two events during the upcoming weekend, with F.A.S.T. action continuing on Saturday, April 18th at the Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio. Press Releases4/14
  • Pit Stop USA Sprints)The Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Series is pleased to announce the series 2015 Championship Awards. "We are very proud to offer our Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Series 2015 Champions with a wide variety of outstanding awards," commented Ed Coughenour, President/CEO of PitStopUSA.com. "We are so grateful to our valued vendor partners who make this program possible. The Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Series Championship Awards for 2015 are simply the best ever for our series!" Press Releases4/14
  • Ohsweken Speedway ONT)Ohsweken, Ontario - Adding to the "Top Gun" award program already in place for the Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Car division, Ohsweken Speedway officials are proud to announce that Nathan Ackland State Farm Insurance will also sponsor a weekly $50 "Top Gun" award for the Strickland's GMC Crate Sprint Car division in 2015. Press Releases4/14
  • Perris Auto Speedway CA)With the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series headed to Perris Auto Speedway for the only time in 2015, it is time to check up on the all-time winners list at the track. Since the first time the Outlaws rolled into town during The PAS inaugural season in 1996, the legendary sprint car series has made 15 visits to the famous Riverside County half-mile clay oval. Eight different World of Outlaws drivers have stood on the PAS victory podium. Press Releases4/14
  • Oswego Speedway NY)Oswego Speedway will once again open its gates for free to kids 16 & under, with a paid adult, as well as active military with I.D for all events during 2015 with the exception of Budweiser International Classic Weekend and SUNOCO Race of Champions Weekend to end the season. Press Releases4/14
  • Danny Holtgraver)The 2015 UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions schedule will continue this Saturday and Sunday with a pair of $5,000-to-win events in Ohio and Pennsylvania. Danny Holtgraver and Phoenix Racing will join the UNOH All Stars for both events during the upcoming weekend; beginning with action at the Wayne County Speedway near Orrville, Ohio on Saturday, April 18th. The Phoenix Racing, Bonnell’s Rod Shop, DKW Transport, Auto Electric of Jupiter, Florida, Southern Pacific Farms, ‘59’ team is coming off of a thirteenth place finish during the ‘Rumble In The Hills’ at the Atomic Speedway near Chillicothe, Ohio. Press Releases4/14
  • Kevin Swindell)Kevin Swindell highlighted last weekend by charging from 25th to a 10th -place result during a World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series event at Calistoga Speedway. Swindell, who was driving for Roth Motorsports, opened the weekend doubleheader at the scenic half-mile oval on Saturday by qualifying 25th quickest. Press Releases4/14
  • IRA)The highbanked, fast quarter-mile LaSalle Speedway will play host to the IRA & MOWA co-sanctioned Spring Fling this Saturday night April 18th. It will be the season opener for the Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint Series and IRA looks forward to one of the biggest seasons in their long history. A solid car count is fully expected aiming at the $2500 winner's take. We certainly hope many of our WI fans make the easy trip down to LaSalle to support us! LaSalle is easy to get to as it is just one exit S of I-80, on I-39. Exit #57 off I-39 and just head a mile and a half east. 4/14
  • Premier Speedway AU)The final meeting of the 2014-15 Premier Speedway season will be held this Saturday night at Sungold Stadium as three feature events for Speedcars, Wingless Sprints and Junior Sedans go on the line. The Wingless Sprint Super Six Series is sure to go right down to the wire with Luke Weel the current points leader, a mere ten points ahead of Daniel Storer who sits second, with Sam Wren also poised to strike, being only 24 points in arrears of Weel. Press Releases4/14
  • Jack Dover)Jack Dover will be off this weekend for the second straight week after his scheduled event for Saturday was postponed. Unfortunately, that gives him extra time to think about rebounding from a rough start to his season. Press Releases4/14
  • Joe Trenca)Joe Trenca hopes the third time is the charm. Trenca is scheduled to compete at Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa., this Saturday for the third straight weekend. Weather has kept the Mucci Motorsports team from racing at the half-mile oval the past two weekends. Press Releases4/14
  • Channin Tankersley)Channin Tankersley's defense of his first career ASCS Gulf South Region championship got off to a rocky start last month. After a couple weeks of waiting since his season-opening weekend, Tankersley will return to action this Friday at Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, and Saturday at Gator Motorplex in Willis, Texas. Press Releases4/14
  • Cody Wampler)Cody Wampler is more than excited about his racing opportunity this season. Wampler has teamed up with car owner Randall Buzbee to compete for the champ sprints track championship at Lawton Speedway this season. Press Releases4/14
  • Ryan Bernal)Continuing to make the adjustment to winged sprint car racing, Ryan Bernal and his Mike Phulps Motorsports team were in action over the weekend as they took to the Ocean Speedway where Bernal finished third, as well as the Calistoga Speedway where he would finish 10th. Press Releases4/14
  • Bryan Clauson)Bryan Clauson and the Matt Wood Racing #17w team had a new look, a new car, and a new crew chief when they pulled into the 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa for the FVP National Sprint League opener last Saturday night. At night’s end, they had a new respect from everyone in attendance. The Noblesville, Indiana driver checkered a fourth place finish amongst the stout 40-car field. This weekend the team plans on MOWA action at the Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois before heading north for the season opener at the Knoxville Raceway in Iowa. Press Releases4/14
  • Brad Loyet)Brad Loyet and the Loyet Motorsports/Vacuworx Global #o5 charged to a third place finish in the FVP National Sprint League opener at the 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa Saturday night. The impressive podium run came from the fifth row, making it all the more impressive. Plan A for the team this weekend is to race with the MOWA series Friday at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois and at LaSalle (IL) Speedway with the IRA on Saturday. Press Releases4/14
  • Derek Hagar)Derek Hagar will make his debut at Randolph County Raceway this Saturday during the inaugural Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event at the half-mile track. "We're usually pretty fast when we go to a new race track," he said. "I guess it's because you don't know what works and what won't so you'll try anything. Sometimes when you go to a new race track you might hit on something that nobody else finds and you can use it to your advantage." Press Releases4/14
  • Willie Croft)Taking on the World of Outlaws last week, Willie Croft had a very strong showing in Calistoga, CA as he charged from 21st to finish 11th on Saturday night. “We had a slow start to the night, but ultimately we worked hard, and put a strong piece on the track for the feature event on Saturday night,” Croft said. Press Releases4/14
  • Dominic Scelzi)Dominic Scelzi registered his fourth top-five finish of the season last Saturday at Calistoga Speedway, where he competed in both sprint car classes at the half-mile oval. Scelzi's best result came in the Dan Monhoff owned sprint car with the Civil War Sprint Car Series. He qualified eighth quickest, won a heat race and finished second in the dash to line up on the outside of the front row for the main event. Press Releases4/14
  • Brandon Hanks)Brandon Hanks registered his third podium finish in his last four races on Friday with the ASCS Red River Region. Hanks maintained a top three throughout the feature at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., which gave him his third top-five finish of the season - surpassing last year's total. Press Releases4/14
  • Joe Stornetta)Joe Stornetta took on the Wingless Series Presented by Joe Hunt Magnetos on Saturday night as the series made their debut at the Calistoga Speedway. After a hard fought battle with Colton Slack and Terry Schank, Stornetta would cross the stripe with a second place finish. Press Releases4/14
  • Kevin Swindell)Kevin Swindell highlighted last weekend by charging from 25th to a 10th -place result during a World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series event at Calistoga Speedway. Swindell, who was driving for Roth Motorsports, opened the weekend doubleheader at the scenic half-mile oval on Saturday by qualifying 25th quickest. Press Releases4/14
  • Harli White)Back in action with the ASCS Red River Region, Harli White posted a fifth place finish on Saturday night during the series’ stop at the Super Bowl Speedway. “It was great to finally have a strong finish, and hopefully we can start stringing more Top-Five’s together,” White said. Press Releases4/14
  • Indy Race Parts would like to congratulate Richard Vander Weerd, Parker Price-Miller, Danny Reidy, Chase Stockon 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 Twitter, @indyraceparts.4/14
  • Jonathan Allard)Jonathan Allard and his Tri-C Motorsports team continue to make gains, and that was apparent over the last week with the World of Outlaws as the Chico, CA driver finished fifth with the series at the Placerville Speedway before a late restart on Sunday night in Calistoga, CA saw him cross the stripe in 11th. Press Releases4/14
  • David Gravel)Taking to the Placerville Speedway and the Calistoga Speedway over the last week with the World of Outlaws, David Gravel and his Roth Motorsports team had some very good runs that were highlighted by fourth and sixth place finishes. “Overall we had some really good speed, and raced very well at both tracks,” Gravel said. “We were able to put ourselves in good position, and capitalize.” Press Releases4/14
  • USAC)With the AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car schedule ramping up this month, TheCushion.com has reached an agreement to LIVE stream all three races of a triple header weekend April 24-26th. "We were fortunate to broadcast the series'opening event in Florida, and we are really excited to bring fans from around the world three more action packed USAC National Sprint Car races,"T2 Digital Co Founder, and CEO Ian Marvuglio said. "We are very excited, and thankful, for the opportunity that the Eagle Raceway, Junction Motor Speedway, and Lakeside Speedway have provided us." USAC  4/14
  • Brady Bacon)Last week, in USAC National Sprint Car competition, Brady Bacon finished seventh at Lawrenceburg Speedway in Indiana. Last Saturday night, he conquered the high banks in weekly competition aboard the Hoffman Racing #69. The Broken Arrow, Oklahoma driver added a second place finish in his own #99 in MOWA competition Friday night in Jacksonville, Illinois. This weekend finds USAC battling in Indiana with the MSCS series at Bloomington Speedway Friday night and Tri-State Speedway near Haubstadt on Saturday. Press Releases4/14
  • Steven Tiner)After taking a couple weekends off, Steven Tiner was back aboard the Duppman Racing/Hansen Machine Works No. 10 on Saturday night as the team invaded the Placerville Speedway for the first Placerville Posse event of the year. After a torrid three car battle for the lead, Tiner would ultimately cross the stripe in the third spot. Press Releases4/14
  • Kerry Madsen)Getting back to work after a weekend off to enjoy the Easter Holiday, Kerry Madsen and his Keneric Racing/American Racing team picked up a pair of Top-Five finishes at the Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, CA over the weekend after earning Hard Charger honors at the Placerville Speedway on Wednesday night. Press Releases4/14
  • Robbie Price)Robbie Price’s rookie year continues to take him to new tracks, and over the weekend the Cobble Hill, BC driver saw the ¼ mile Ocean Speedway, as well as the ½ mile Calistoga Speedway for the first time in his young career. Press Releases4/14
  • DJ Netto)After some suspension issues hampered him on Saturday night, DJ Netto battled back from a last lap heat race flat tire, while in a transfer spot, to finish 17th in Calistoga, CA with ‘The Greatest Show on Dirt’. “Saturday night was frustrating with a part failure really setting us back,” Netto said. “Sunday night we had a good start to the night, but some bad luck forced us into the B, but we were able to rebound.” Press Releases4/14
  • Sean Becker)Saturday night in Calistoga, CA Three-Time Civil War Series Champion, Sean Becker, climbed aboard the potent Friends and Family Racing No. x1 machine, and picked up his second career Calistoga Speedway in the series’ first visit at the speedway since 2012. “I just can’t believe how fortunate I am to join such a great group of guys, and be so fast right out of the box,” Becker said. Press Releases4/14
  • Lance Dewease)After issues with the rig put a stop to any hopes of racing on Friday night, LD and the Dietz Motorsports team were greeted by a welcomed breath of fresh air on Saturday. "We were far from the best car, starting position was everything tonight," LD told the fans from victory lane at Lincoln Speedway this past Saturday night. Press Releases4/14

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  • Column)BillW has notes from NSL at Burlington IA in BillW's Knoxville News4/14
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  • Hawkeye Ovals)Eric Arnold's Knoxville Raceway 410 preview at http://hawkeyeovals.blogspot.com 4/14
  • Chase Dietz)“Just another tough weekend” said Chase Dietz, “It was disappointing.” Tough luck continues to follow Chase Dietz as his 2015 campaign moves into the second half of April. Unfortunately, the York, Pennsylvania native would suffer from back-to-back ‘DNF’ finishes last Friday and Saturday, April 10th & 11th at the Williams Grove Speedway and Lincoln Speedway; the result of mechanical failure and ‘tough luck.’Press Releases4/14
  • Perris Auto Speedway CA)Fans attending this Saturday’s “So Cal Showdown” at Perris Auto Speedway will have a rare chance to see two of North America’s premiere sprint car series and many of the top stars in the nation racing on the same racetrack on the same night. The legendary World of Outlaws, who will be making their only Southern California appearance of 2015, and the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars will be racing together for only the second time ever. Fans who order advance reserved tickets for the rarely seen doubleheader will receive a free “World of Outlaws Fan Pit Pass.” Press Releases4/14
  • OCRS)The resilient travelers of the deep southern plains are now destined for a trip to the land of Kansas where the Osage Casino Caney Valley Speedway awaits the AmeriFlex Hose & Accessories / Oil Capital Racing Series for round number three of the 2015 sprint car racing tour. OCRS 4/14

Monday April 13th 2015

Some folks look at me and see a certain swagger, which in Texas is called 'walking.' George W. Bush

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  • SOS)Hello all of you Race Fans and Supporters of the SOS Outlaws.. Friday night April 24th the Winged Warriors of the High banks are invading Hattiesburg Speedway, in Hattiesburg, MS.. Hattiesburg is always a don’t miss show, due to how smooth, fast, and racy Donald Parker always has that track prepared.. This is our 2nd show here and if the 1st one was any indication, you better not miss this one!!! Regular classes will also be running with us this night.. Then, Saturday night, April 25th., as if that was not enough, The SOS Superstars will be visiting the “Home of the Highbanks”, YES, reopening for the 2015 Season, Deep South Speedway, in Loxley ALPress Releases4/13
  • ASCS Lucas Oil)Looking to get back to action this coming weekend, the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real will make their first visit to the high-banked Randolph County Raceway in Moberly, Mo. on Saturday, April 18.ASCS 4/13
  • WAR)In its first three seasons of existence the Impact Signs Awnings, and Wraps WAR Sprint Series presented by Next LED has produced three different champions. The fourth season of non-winged sprint car racing will get started on Friday at Callaway Raceway in Fulton, MO. Last season, in WAR's first ever appearance, 2013 series champion Mitchell Moore picked up the victory. Chad Goff was second as he was followed by Pete Palazzolo and 2014 series champ Chris Parkinson with Taylor Walton rounding out the top five for the twenty-two car field. Gates will open at 5PM Friday with hot laps set for 7 PM. Racing is slated to begin at 7:30 PM. Adult admission will be $15 with kids 7-12 costing $5. Kids 6 and under will be admitted free and pit passes will be $30. For any questions about the Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps WAR Sprint Series presented by Next LED, please go to warsprints.com or go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/122872191163959/ to join the WAR Facebook page. You can also go to https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoY2NjQ1cQBUeO3cGFVUodQ to learn more about the WAR series and its drivers. 4/13
  • Column)Kevin Oldham is back for his 17th year with commentary on Indiana’s first two sprint car events in Brownstown and Lawrenceburg. KO's Indiana Bullring Scene 4/13
  • Penn Live)Greg Hodnett and Danny Dietrich provide excitement, SSP the place to race, more Pennsylvania Sprint Car notes http://www.pennlive.com/ 4/13
  • Penn Live)Donny Schatz's dominance, WoO injury update, NSL's good start, more national Sprint Car thoughts http://www.pennlive.com/ 4/13
  • Justin Sanders)Justin Sanders continues to have a red hot start to the season as he scored yet another podium finish by way of his second place run on Friday night at the Ocean Speedway before tallying a Top-10 finish with the Civil War Series on Saturday night at the Calistoga Speedway. Press Releases4/13
  • Inside Lane)This week’s edition of “The Inside Lane” on ESPN 92.3 FM presented by Custom Metal Coating with Steve Inch and Todd Steward will air at 5 p.m. (EST) Thursday, April 16, featuring interviews with Rodney Westhafer, Eric Riggins Jr., and Mike Lupfer. Press Releases4/13
  • Justyn Cox)Though Top-15’s are not a big stat most strive for, Justyn Cox was very pleased with the weekend he had with the World of Outlaws in Calistoga, CA as he picked up a pair of Top 15 finishes. “It was the best weekend we have had with the World of Outlaws so far, and it’s pretty cool that it happened at the half-mile,” Cox said. Timing in 20th fastest on Saturday night at the scenic Calistoga Speedway, Cox was able to pick up a fifth place finish in heat race action, and successfully move his Berco Redwood/Berry Lumber/PM Truck Repair backed No. 31c machine into the feature event. Press Releases4/13
  • Matt Miller)Opting to use his Civil War Series mulligan on Saturday night, Matt Peterson checked in at the Placerville Speedway for their Placerville Posse event, and went on to work his way forward to a fifth place finish. “Placerville has never really been a strong track for me, so it was nice to go up there and get our car working well there, and get a good finish,” Matt Peterson said. Press Releases4/13
  • Tim Kaeding)After closing out his West Coast swing on Wednesday night in Placerville, CA, Tim Kaeding headed to South Dakota to meet up with his Lunstra Motorsports team, and he would have a nice showing in his debut as he charged to a fifth palce finish during the National Sprint League opener, earning KSE Hard Charger honors. Press Releases4/13
  • NCRA)A change by track officials have forced the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products to reschedule this coming Saturday nights sprint car event at 81 Speedway in Park City. The date has been moved to Saturday night, June 20. This gives sprint car teams an opportunity for a double-header weekend as the tour is scheduled to compete atop the famed Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson, Kansas on Sunday night, June 21. An unfavorable weather forecast for both later this week and weekend has caused officials to adjust the race schedule as well as new dirt still taking up most of the back stretch pit area that is utilized by the big haulers. With this rescheduled date, the next event for the NCRA sprint car tour will now be on Saturday night, May 2, at Butler County Speedway in Rising City, Nebraska in a co-sanctioned event with the Nebraska 360 sprint car series. For more information on the NCRA as well as schedules, results and more check out their official website www.racencra.com or call (316) 755-1781.4/13
  • Jerrod Hull)Jerrod Hull made it two for two by winning his second race of the year at Jacksonville Speedway in Illinois with the MOWA series last Friday night. He added a second place finish Saturday at St. Francois County Raceway near Farmington, Missouri on Saturday. The Sikeston, Missouri driver has some serious momentum heading into action with MOWA at the Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois on Friday, and with ASCS at the Randolph County Raceway in Moberly, Missouri on Saturday. Press Releases4/13
  • Parker Price-Miller)The first win is one you will remember forever, and Parker Price-Miller is sure to remember Saturday night at the Fremont Speedway in Fremont, OH, as the Kokomo, IN product picked up his first career 410ci winged sprint car win. Press Releases4/13
  • The Central PA 358 Point Series presented by Capitol Renegade kicked off a huge racing weekend with three races at three different race tracks which saw 3 different winners collect the big money. Friday night saw the season openers for the 358 division at Williams Grove Speedway where Adrian Shaffer picked up his second opening night win in a row at the track. Shaffer would make a late race pass of Phil Walter to claim the top prize.Central PA 4/13
  • Greg DeCaires)Greg DeCaires kicked his 25th Anniversary season off on Saturday night at the Placerville Speedway as he picked up a second place finish aboard the Dale Miller Motorsports No. 4SA machine. With 21 360ci sprint cars checked in for the first of four Placerville Posse special events, DeCaires timed the Dale Miller Plumbing and Septic/RedHawk Casino/Halk Equipment Rentals No. 4SA machine in third fastest. Press Releases4/13
  • KSE Racing)During the past week, teams opting to use KSE Racing Products found victory lane all over the country, as KSE Racing Products aided numerous victories. The World of Outlaws were in action in California for three more races, and it was three more drivers using KSE Racing Products to find victory lane as Donny Schatz tamed the bullring in Placerville, CA before scoring a win on Sunday night at the ½ mile Calistoga Speedway, while Brad Sweet also found victory lane at the Calistoga Speedway on Saturday night. Press Releases4/13
  • Badger)Officials of the Badger Midget Auto Racing Association (BMARA) extends their sympathies to Smith & Earnest Families. J.R. Smith Jerome Robert "Jerry" “J.R.” Smith, died at Madison’s St. Mary's Hospital on April 7 at the age of 72 years old. While attending college at UW-Whitewater Jerry worked at Fordem Co., a paper converting business. In 1966, he and his brother Jay joined forces and purchased the business, creating unique processes to produce the various paper packaging products.Press Releases4/13
  • Joey Saldana)Joey Saldana is looking to defend last year’s World of Outlaws SoCal Showdown victory at Perris Motor Speedway, Saturday, April 18. Joining him last year in the winner’s circle celebration and set to return again are veterans from Workshops for Warriors. Press Releases4/13
  • Brent Marks)Brent Marks ended the recent weekend with three more top-ten finishes in central Pennsylvania; including back-to-back top-five performances on Saturday and Sunday. Marks, pilot of the Brent Marks Racing, BAPS Auto Paint & Supplies, Creekside Auto Sales, Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, no. 19M ‘410’ sprint car, kicked-off his three-race weekend with a seventh place finish at the Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania on Friday evening, April 10th; followed by a third place performance during his first appearance of the season at the Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania on Saturday, April 11th. The Myerstown, Pennsylvania native ended his three-race ‘Posse’ swing with a fourth place finish at the Susquehanna Speedway Park near York Haven, PA on Sunday, April 12th. Press Releases4/13
  • Austen Wheatley)Austen Wheatley earned his best finish of the season with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series twice last weekend. Wheatley recorded a pair of 18th-place finishes with the premier sprint car series at Calistoga Speedway, which also marked his first two top 20s at the scenic half-mile oval. Press Releases4/13
  • Chase Johnson)Chase Johnson accomplished a dream last Saturday at Calistoga Speedway. Johnson won his first career World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series heat race, which locked him into his first career World of Outlaws main event. Press Releases4/13
  • Ocean Sprints)Starting from the pole on Friday night at Ocean Speedway former two-time Ocean Sprints champion Tommy Tarlton jumped to the lead and was never seriously challenged en route to his second straight win at the quarter-mile. The victory marked Tarlton’s and crew chief Paul Baines 50th career triumph as a combination. The veteran driver showed once again why he is one of the very best at Ocean Speedway whenever he is on hand, with the win coming aboard his Executive Auto Sales/ Tarlton & Son Inc. No. 21 mount. Press Releases4/13
  • Oswego Speedway NY)A new line of Oswego Speedway merchandise is now available leading up to the 65th annual season opener at the Steel Palace on Saturday, May 9 presented by Planet Fitness and Mitchell’s Speedway Press. Three new t-shirts are currently available including a limited edition Novelis Supermodified/ISMA Supermodified ‘Super Spectacle’ shirt, featuring the Jim Shampine and Jack Murphy Memorials which will take place at the Speedway on May 23. Press Releases4/13
  • Tommy Tarlton)Making his second start of the season on Friday night at the Ocean Speedway, Tommy Tarlton ended his night just as he did during his first start; in victory lane. “I can’t say enough about my team,” Tarlton said. “We had another great car, and were able to grab another win.” Press Releases4/13
  • Triple X Race Co)Momentum keeps building for Team XXX drivers, as XXX chassis continue to find victory lane all over the country. XXX went 3 out of 4 in Central PA over the weekend, with Rodney Westhafer, Greg Hodnett and Lance Dewease putting XXX in victory lane at The Grove, Port Royal and Lincoln. Brady Bacon took the Hoffman Auto Racing XXX to a non wing win at Lawrenceburg Speedway. Parker Price-Miller won his first 410 feature at Fremont Speedway in Ohio and Curt Michael won the first race for the newly reformed United Racing Club at Bridgeport Speedway in New Jersey. Robert Sellers also went wire to wire in beating the OCRS in Oklahoma. Press Releases4/13

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  • Monday Notes)Knoxville Raceway opens their 2015 season this Saturday.....MOWA driver Jimmy Hurley was injured in a non-racing accident Saturday and is in ICU. Please pray for him and his family....Bloomington Speedway IN is now on Instagram their 2015 Season Opener is this Friday April 17....Petty Driving Experience instructor killed at WDW  http://www.orlandosentinel.com/........Kistler Racing FAST Series opener this weekend with double header at Attica & Fremont OH....Future of Selinsgrove Speedway PA http://thedirttrackchannel.com/....IRA 2015 Season Opener this Saturday LaSalle IL...Lucas Oil ASCS back this Saturday at Randolph County MO....New Forums Section Added to http://DirtTrackTrader.com. 4/13
  • The Speedway Motors/Champion Racing Oil Central PA Sprint Cars beat the rain Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway with Rodney Westhafer taking his first win of the 2015 season. Rodney has help this year on the #44 from Don Kreitz Jr and Davey Brown. Lucas Wolfe in the 5w was 2nd. Saturday night at Port Royal Speedway Greg Hodnett  put on a passing display coming from the 13th spot for his 2nd series win of the year. At Lincoln Speedway Lance Dewease took the lead from Billy Dietrich on lap 18 and went on for his first win of the year with Adam Wilt 2nd. Sunday night Susquehanna Speedway Park ran their first of 8 Speedway Motors/Champion Racing Oil point series shows for 2015. Danny Dietrich took the feature win in an exciting battle with Ryan Smith and Don Kreitz Jr. Danny even slammed the turn 1 fence but it never stopped him. It was Danny's 2nd series win of the year.Speedway Motors/Champion Racing Oil Central PA 4/13
  • Civil War)Sean Becker made a late race move at the Calistoga Speedway on Saturday night that saw the three-time series champion become the third different winner through three Civil War Series events thus far on Saturday night. With Shane Golobic and Dominic Scelzi leading the field to green, it was reigning series champion, and opening night winner, Shane Golobic, jumping out to an early lead, as he quickly began distancing himself from the rest of the field as Sean Becker made a bold move around Scelzi to take over the second spot on the opening lap. Race Results4/13
  • Susquehanna Speedway Park PA) Race Results from Sunday, April 12, 2015 410 Sprint Cars Feature (25 laps): 1. Danny Dietrich III; 2. Ryan Smith; 3. Donnie Kreitz Jr.; 4. Brent Marks; 5. Greg Hodnett; 6. Lance Dewease; 7. Steve Buckwalter; 8. Danny Sammons; 9. Dave Ely; 10. Aaron Ott; 11. Blaine Heimbach; 12. Brandon Rahmer; 13. Mark Smith; 14. Kyle Moody; 15. Freddie Rahmer; 16. Tim Glatfelter; 17. Doug Esh; 18. Austin Hogue; 19. Rodney Westhafer; 20. Ryan Wilson; 21. Brad Howard; 22. Wayne Dadetto; 23. Bill Dietrich; 24. Jim Shuster; DNQ – Mallie Shuster; Karl Baker. FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Smith (1-6); Kreitz Jr. (7-20); Dietrich III (21-25). HEAT RACE WINNERS: Ely, Marks and Dietrich III. 358 Sprint Cars Feature (20 laps): 1. Brad McClelland; 2. Todd Reed; 3. Doug Hammaker; 4. Kody Lehman; 5. Matt Campbell; 6. Cody Fletcher; 7. David Holbrook; 8. Brian Eichelberger; 9. Jordan Givler; 10. Amy Ott; 11. John Brown; 12. Toby Eash; 13. Zach Newlin; 14. Chris Frank; 15. Leah Starner; 16. Cole Young; 17. Lucas Montgomery; 18. Ryan Kissinger; 19. Tim Stallings; 20. Wyatt Hinkle. 4/13

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  • Joe Hunt Wingless)Sunday night at the Calistoga Speedway, the Wingless Series presented by Joe Hunt Magnetos made their first ever appearance at the historic Calistoga Speedway, and when the dust settled from a very entertaining feature event, it was Colton Slack celebrating the historic victory. With three-time series champion, Terry Schank, Jr, and Klint Simpson leading the field to green, it was the veteran driver, Schank, pulling out to an early lead, as he began to set sail on the rest of the field. Press Releases4/13
  • Brian Brown)Brian Brown and the Casey’s General Stores/FVP #21 opened the FVP National Sprint League season at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa last Saturday. The result at the end of the night saw a seventh place finish. The team is preparing for another opener this weekend at the Knoxville Raceway in Iowa. Press Releases4/13
  • Shane Stewart)Shane Stewart and Larson Marks Racing posted two top-five finishes in three races in Northern California last week. The back-to-back top-10 finishes at Calistoga Speedway kept the team second in the World of Outlaws series point standings. "We definitely didn't get the finish we wanted at Placerville on Wednesday," said Stewart. "But, the two nights at Calistoga were solid. When you consistently get top-five finishes, then you're putting yourself in the position to win. Those top-fives will become more wins for us and we're all pretty excited about that." Press Releases4/13
  • Mark Dobmeier)The FVP National Sprint League opener was a success for Mark Dobmeier and the Jimco Motorsports #13 team. The Grand Forks, North Dakota driver took a top ten finish at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa on Saturday night in his first trip to the 3/8-mile oval. This Saturday night marks another opener. This time, it’s the lid-lifter for Knoxville Raceway in Iowa. Press Releases4/13
  • Danny Lasoski)Big Game Motorsports driver Danny Lasoski continues to rave about the inaugural National Sprint League event last Saturday at 34 Raceway. "The NSL debut as a series was a total success," he said. "With Tod (Quiring) putting forward the effort and having the vision and FVP coming on board, it was a huge success. And without the support of the fans it never would have happened. You probably couldn't have asked for a better debut for a series." Press Releases4/13
  • Travis Rilat)Travis Rilat is eager to tackle the ASCS Gulf South Region doubleheader this weekend when he will compete on Friday at Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, and Saturday at Gator Motorplex in Willis, Texas. "We haven't raced at either track very often throughout the years so it will be good to get back to both," he said. "We're going after a couple of wins so hopefully we can draw well, race well and be in contention at the end of both nights." Press Releases4/13
  • Ryan Smith)One of the hottest drivers in the country throughout the last six months is currently seeking marketing partners. Ryan Smith, who has recently won with the two most historic 410ci sprint car series in the country, needs to add partners to his team in order to chase his first career UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions championship. Press Releases4/13
  • Shannon McQueen)When you are a feature winning and multi-time champion driver, struggling to make and finish features in a race car can be more frustrating than imaginable. Right now, Shannon McQueen is experiencing those frustrations, but not giving up. Shannon and her V & M Motorsports team are determined to push through these tough times and get Shannon running back up front, where she is accustomed to being. The most recent V & M Motorsports effort was this past weekend when the USAC West Coast Sprint Cars invaded the Santa Maria Raceway for the first time in 2015.Press Releases4/13
  • Column)Gaye Carmichael has notes from night 2 of Calistoga CA World of Outlaws in Sprint Car Notes4/13
  • USAC)Dylan Nobile holds serve in USAC's Western HPD Midget series, which resumes this Saturday at the Bakersfield (Calif.) Speedway. Nobile has a 46-point lead over sisters Toni and Annie Breidinger.None of the three point leaders have ever won at Bakersfield. Cory Elliott won three of the six races held the last two years at the 1/3-mile dirt track. USAC  4/13
  • USAC)Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway hosts "Power of Purple Night" Saturday as the AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Cars take to the half-mile dirt oval. Drivers with eight series championships will continue their battle for the 2015 point lead in Saturday's fourth round of the championship. Point leader Mike Spencer has five titles and runner-up Damion Gardner has three. Together they have won seven in a row! USAC  4/13
  • USAC)USAC's "King of the Wing" and Auto Value Bumper-to-Bumper Sprint Car championships debut this week after rains forced postponement of the openers last week in Florida and Alabama. Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola hosts Friday night's race and Saturday night's race is at Mobile International Speedway in Irvington, Ala. The 11-race KOTW series openers mark the first USAC appearance in Pensacola since Jimmy Knight's Midget victory 58 years ago and the first USAC appearance in Alabama since 1975. In addition to the King of the Wing and Auto Value championships, this weekend's races also impact the Southern Regional championship. USAC  4/13

  • USAC)R.J. Johnson leads the USAC Southwest Sprint Cars to the 3rd Annual "Spring Fling" at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz. Saturday night. He has a nine-point lead over Stevie Sussex after winning last Saturday night's 30-lap race at Yuma, Ariz. USAC  4/13
  • USAC)Chase Stockon continues his drive to a USAC National Championship this weekend as the AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Cars visit a pair of Indiana tracks. Friday night's race is at Bloomington Speedway and Saturday's "Spring Showdown" is at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt. USAC  4/13
  • USAC)The Honda USAC National Midget Series is off until May 29-30 races at Plymouth (Ind.) , but something will be drastically different from the last USAC Midget appearance there. The track surface is now dirt! Darren Hagen, who leads the new 2015 standings, won the last race at Plymouth in 2012 when it was paved. USAC  4/13
  • USAC)The USAC Southwest Sprint Cars will trek to Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Arizona on Saturday night, April 18 for the "Spring Fling." R.J. Johnson leads the USAC Southwest Sprint Cars to Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz. Saturday night for the 3rd Annual "Spring Fling." He has a nine-point lead over Stevie Sussex after winning last Saturday night's 30-lap race at Yuma, Ariz. USAC  4/13

2:20am

RESULTS...

  • Photos)More weekend photos are posted in SpeedShotz 4/13
  • World of Outlaws)Donny Schatz powered past two formidable foes in Sunday night's Wine Country Outlaw Showdown at Calistoga Speedway - illness and Craig Dollansky. "I was a little nervous there," Schatz said in victory lane. "These guys carried this whole race team tonight. I don't know what I did last night - either I've got the flu coming on again or something but I feel like hell. I've been having the chills here for the last hour but I'm just glad to get the win." DIRT/World of Outlaws 4/13
  • Susquehanna Speedway Park PA)Top 10  Danny Dietrich Ryan Smith, Don Kreitz Jr,  Brent Marks, Greg Hodnett, Lance Deawese, Steve Buckwalter,  Davey Sammons. 4/13
  • St Francois County Raceway MO)Feature: 1. 97 Tommy Worley 2. 12 Jerrod Hull 3. 67 Joey Boyd 4. 2k Ryan Kempin 5. 11k Kasey Burch 6. 17 James Scott 7. 79 Jacob Patton 8. 51b Joe B Miller 9. 9x Brad Yoder 10. 14 t Jimmy Bridgman(NF) 11. 88 Jeff Wurst(NF) 12. 32 Timmy Montgomery(NF) 13. 87 Kent Buckley(NF) 14. 35 Tyler Settelmoir(NF) 15. 12x Joey Montgomery(NF) 16. 3 Dustin Adams(NF) 17. 72 Kevin Petty(NF) 18. 9 Ruster Tanner(NF) 19. 606 John Epperson 20. 28k Jason Keith(NF) 21.2 Keith Burch(NF) 4/13
  • URC)With the sun setting in the distance, New York Invader Chuck Hebing led the 20 URC Sprints to the green flag. Before a lap was completed, the potent, Bill Gallagher owned 5G with Curt Michael in the driver’s seat overtook Hebing coming out of turn 4. From lap 1 until 25, Curt Michael led the 2015 URC Season opener, scoring the 50th URC win of his career. URC 4/13
  • MSCS)Chase Stockon of Elizabethtown, IN, won the 30 lap Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series feature Saturday night at the Lincoln Park Speedway. The Indiana Open Wheel . Com Racin’ Fest served as the opening event at the speedway again this season. It was also the first event of 2015 for the series. Race Results4/13
  • Penn Live)Entertaining Danny Dietrich slams the fence and still wins a Sunday night Susquehanna Speedway Park thriller http://www.pennlive.com/ 4/13

PRESS...

  • Tony Bruce Jr)Tony Bruce Jr. was so close to earning his first victory of the season last weekend he could taste it. Bruce Jr. led the first 19 laps of the ASCS Red River Region main event on Saturday at Superbowl Speedway before he ended with a third-place result. Press Releases4/13
  • Florida Open Wheel)Link for race video from Richard Golardi: https://youtu.be/YxM9l6ZyHdE "YouTube video - Top Gun Sprint Series Feature Race at Bubba Raceway Park, 4-10-2015" 4/13
  • Joey Saldana)The Wine Country Showdown finale tonight at picturesque Calistoga Speedway brought out another field of 35 marquee sprint car teams and drivers. Joey Saldana, last night’s fast qualifier and the Calistoga track record holder, clocked a 16.999-second lap tonight good for the No. 3 qualifying spot. Press Releases4/13
  • Sammy Swindell)Sammy Swindell posted a top-10 result during his first 410ci sprint car race since last August. Swindell guided the Donnie Cooper owned No. 1 to a ninth-place finish on Saturday during the inaugural National Sprint League event at 34 Raceway. Press Releases4/13
  • Danny Reidy)The twin feature-race format at the Archerfield Speedway 410 Sprintcar Track Championship Grand Final last Saturday night saw Danny Reidy finish with a fifth and a win, and it rewarded him a second-place finish overall. Only a single point separated Reidy and winner Bryan Mann in the overall twin feature race points, but despite missing out on the overall win, he was pleased with how his night panned out. Press Releases4/13
  • Williams Grove Speedway PA)The Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars are in action at Williams Grove Speedway this Friday, April 17 at 7:30 pm when the 2015 Hoosier Diamond Series kicks off with the running of the big money Tommy Hinnershitz Memorial Spring Classic. Racing action will also include the popular super sportsman. Adult general admission for the Tommy Classic is set at just $18 with youth ages 13 – 20 admitted for just $10 while ages 12 and under are always admitted for free at Williams Grove.Central PA 4/13

Sunday April 12th 2015

Honesty is something you can't wear out. Waylon Jennings

10:20pm

RESULTS...

  • More Sunday Notes)Speedway Motors/Champion Oil Central PA Sprint Cars Points 4/12 1. 27 Greg Hodnett 193 2 2. 48 Danny Dietrich 172 2 2. 21 Brian Montieth 166 2 3. 19M Brent Marks 152 ......Calistoga CA WoO TT Results Tonight: 1. David Gravel 2. Stewart 3. Saldana 4. Sides 5. Darrah 6. Madsen 7. Abreu 8. Helberg 9. Schatz 10. Dollansky.....Brad McClelland wins the 358 feature at Susquehanna Speedway PA.....Susquehanna Speedway 410 top 10.Danny Dietrich R.Smith Kreitz Marks Hodnett Deawese Buckwalter Sammons....Danny Dietrich set a new 25 lap track record in the non stop 410 feature at Susquehanna...Next 410 show at Susquehanna May 3rd....Tomorrow night at 9pm on Racer's Roundtable talking to Fast Freddie Rahmer www.racersroundtable.com....2 weeks from tonight Fred Rahmer Promotions Party at the Path, Path Valley Speedway PA.....Highlights from last night's NSL feature at 34 Raceway....URC finish Bridgeport NJ Curt Michael, Weller, Betts, Franek, Ross, Stitzel, Bitner, Clauss, Lutz, Haggenbottom. https://www.youtube.com/4/12

5:00pm

RESULTS...

  • VSS)Opening night for the Virginia sprinters started off the way last year ended with a last corner pass for the win. Heats started the night with Chris Ware and Ryan Price taking heat wins on a cool clear spring night. Chris and Charlie Ware paced the field to green with Chris out first and Anthony Linkenhoker right behind as Charlie was fading with a car problem but Linkenhoker was smooth a lane up and on lap three made his way to the front bringing Ryan Price along as Humphries with Jerald Harris rounding out the bunch.Race Results4/12
  • OCRS)Lady Luck plays a big part in a racers performance at the racetrack and in just two weeks time Robert Sellers has already experience both sides of the coin. After falling out of the AmeriFlex Hose and Accessories Oil Capital Racing Series season opener on the first lap at Southern Oklahoma Speedway in Ardmore on March 28, Sellers combined some good luck and driving skill to win his first AmeriFlex / OCRS feature Saturday at Outlaw Motor Speedway. OCRS 4/12
  • Placerville Speedway CA)After two high profile events in a week, Placerville Speedway opened its Red Hawk Casino Championship point racing season presented by Thompson’s Auto Centers on Saturday night with four divisions of competition and a hearty car count in each of them. The event offered inflated winnings to each of the weekly division which in turn, produced an exciting night of racing for the weekly series in the 50th Anniversary Season. Race Results4/12
  • Lincoln Park Speedway IN)A long, cold winter officially came to a close as Lincoln Park Speedway opened its gates and started the season with the IndianaOpenWheel.com Racin’ Fest and played host to the Midwest Sprint Car Series. The night proved to be one to remember for a driver in each of the four contested classes, who picked up their first career win at the Putnamville oval. Elizabethtown’s Chase Stockon, fresh off a strong start to the 2015 USAC Sprint Car season in Florida and a “Winter Dirt Games VI” title, recorded a $4,000 payday by pulling away late from Casey Shuman and a hard charging Robert Ballou, who started back in the 17th position.Race Results4/12
  • More Notes)26 410 sprints signed in at Susquehanna Speedway PA for the Spring Classic....22 sprints at Bridgeport NJ for opening day of the United Racing Club...4/12

1:45pm

RESULTS...

  • Sunday Notes)URC Sprints at Bridgeport NJ today April 12 @ 4:00 pm | 12:30 p.m. – Pit gates open 2:25 p.m. – Driver’s Meeting 2:30 p.m. – Grandstands open 3:00 p.m. – Hot laps......Tonight the World of Outlaws are joined by the Wingless Series presented by Hunt Magnetos at Calistoga Speedway CA. There is an earlier start time tonight. Opening ceremonies are at 6 PM PST. ...Susquehanna Speedway Park PA 410 sprints tonight 3:30 pits open, 4:00 grandstands open, 5:00 drivers meeting, 5:30 heat in motors, 6:00 post time. 4/12
  • Photos)Lots of weekend photos are posted in SpeedShotz 4/12
  • Penn Live)Greg Hodnett starts 13th, romps to impressive Sprint Car victory at Port Royal Speedway http://www.pennlive.com/ 4/12
  • Column)Gaye Carmichael has notes from Calistoga CA World of Outlaws in Sprint Car Notes4/11
  • Devils Bowl Speedway TX)USA Sprint Cars A-Main -- 1. Dalton Stevens, Scurry; 2. Raven Culp, Mesquite; 3. Logan Payne, Dallas; 4. Martin Edwards, Mesquite; 5. Dale Wester, Ovilla; 6. Rodney Henderson, Gun Barrel City; 7. Chip Graham, Lewisville; 8. Justin Fifield, Mesquite; 9. Jerry Gonzales;; 10. Dustyn Welch;; 11. Rick Summers, Mesquite; 12. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City; 13. Justin Zimmerman, Royse City; 14. Roy Schmidt III;. Heat 1 -- 1. Logan Payne, Dallas; 2. Raven Culp, Mesquite; 3. Martin Edwards, Mesquite; 4. Justin Zimmerman, Royse City; 5. Dale Wester, Ovilla; 6. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City; 7. Roy Schmidt III;. Heat 2 -- 1. Rick Summers, Mesquite; 2. Chip Graham, Lewisville; 3. Dalton Stevens, Scurry; 4. Rodney Henderson, Gun Barrel City; 5. Justin Fifield, Mesquite; 6. Jerry Gonzales;; 7. Dustyn Welch;.4/12
  • Susquehanna Speedway Park PA)IMCA PA Sprint Series Feature (20 laps ): 1. Steve Storrie; 2. Zach Newlin; 3, Colby Dice; 4. Ken Duke; 5. Randy Kaylor; 6. Sean Kirkpatrick; 7. Billy Ney; 8. Donnie Hendershot; 9. Tyler Lebo; 10. Jaremi Hanson; 11. Cory Thornton; 12. Drew Ritchey; 13. Brandt Cook; 14. John Bordlemay; 15. Terry Schaeffer; 16. Jay Krout; 17. Cody Hockenberry; 18. Erin Statler; 19. Mark Watkins; DNS  Scott Ellerman. FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Newlin (1); Storrie (2-20). HEAT RACE WINNERS: Dice and Storrie.4/12
  • New Egypt Speedway NJ)Racesaver Sprints....#44 David Brown Jr. #202 Mark Bitner #24 Mike Haggenbottom #10 Bob DeVault #47 Adam Carberry #11 Ryan Stillwaggon #9S Rick Stief #71 Chris Allen Jr. #96 Gabe Fox #70 Ed Wagner #X1 Pat Friberger #9L Joe Lord #17C Keith Andersen #0 Harris Kohen #12B Brad Franks #7 Ryan Cox #5Z Zack Byrd #77J Jeff Geiges 4/12
  • I-35 Speedway IA)Non-Wing Sprints: 1. 11w Wyatt Burks (Heat Race Winner) 2. 24 Ricky Stangl 3. 51 Mitchell Moore 4. 38 Cody Baker 5. 09 Josh Stephens 6. 65 Chris Parkinson 7. 9 Casey Baker (Heat Race Winner) 8. 27 Danny Thoman 9. 55 Kenny Potter 10. 2 Zach Clark 11. 21c Chris Desselle 12. 22c Trent Austin 13. 11s Chad Shields 14. 21 Ryan Kitchen 4/12
  • USCS)Charlotte, N.C. hotshoe Eric Riggins Jr. got out the broom and completed a sweep of the first United Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N doubleheader of 2015 in dominating fashion on Saturday night. Riggins shot out from the K&N Filters Pole Position and proceeded to stomp out the rest of his competition, leading all 25 laps of Lancaster Speedway’s “Thunder in the Carolinas” North/South Challenge finale to pick up his second victory in two nights over a stout field. USCS 4/12

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  • Wayne County Speedway OH)The Tony Stewart owned UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Tour and the brand new class of Harriger Towing Rush Crate Late Models will start the 50th season of racing at Wayne County Speedway this Saturday, April 18th. Gates will open at 3 pm with Hot laps at 6 pm and racing starts at 7 pm. Opening night winner for the All Stars, Ryan Smith will lead expected drivers Dave Blaney, the defending series champion, Tim Shaffer, Greg Wilson, Danny Holtgraver, Danny Smith and two time WCS Champion, Chad Kemenah to name just a few of the All Star regulars .Press Releases4/12
  • Paul Nienhiser)2015 started off near perfect for Paul Nienhiser and his winged sprint car team, racing at 34 Raceway in Burlington, IA with the 360 Sprint Invaders April 4th. Drawing a late pill with a 30 car field, with a non-qualifying format, Paul started on the rear of the field in 8th in his heat race. Making some quick passes in the early stages of the heat, he was able to grab 2nd at the line, locking him into the night's dash event. Press Releases4/12
  • Bronco Raceway Park TX)Rained out for this weekend.4/12
  • Skagit)The 2015 Skagit Speedway Playday has been rescheduled for Wednesday Night April 15th. Gates will open at 5:00pm, cars can start practicing at 6:00pm. Pit passes will be $20.4/12

3:00am

RESULTS...

  • USAC)USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: April 11, 2015 – Yuma, Arizona – Cocopah Speedway FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. R.J. Johnson, 2. Matt Rossi, 3. Shon Deskins, 4. Mike Colegrove, 5. Josh Pelkey, 6. Brian Hosford, 7. Nick Aiuto, 8. Charles Davis Jr., 9. Mike Martin, 10. Andy ReinboldUSAC  4/12
  • USAC)USAC HPD WESTERN MIDGET RACE RESULTS: April 11, 2015 - Madera, California - Madera Speedway FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Tom Paterson, 2. Cody Jessop, 3. Dylan Nobile, 4. Annie Breidinger, 5. Toni Breidinger, 6. Ashley Hazelton, 7. Ethan Lesser, 8. Jesse Love. NT USAC  4/12
  • Placerville Speedway CA)#21 Colby Weisz #4sa Greg DeCaires #10F Steven Tiner #45 Jake Morgan #P37 Matt Peterson #33T Jimmy Trulli #6W Billy Wallace #10 Logan Seavey #98 Chris Masters #58 Matt Barber #93 Stephen Ingraham #25 Justin Johnson #85 CJ Humphreys #57B Bobby Butler #67 Gus Carcione #2 Cody Spencer #5 Kirt Organ #16 Jimmy Steward #14R Andy Gregg #20J James Sweeney #55 Bud Walberg 4/12
  • Dodge City Raceway Park KS)Ty Williams beat not only a stout field of DCRP Sprint Cars but Mother Nature as well in Saturday night’s season-opener atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval. The Liberal, KS, native now calling Oklahoma home emerged from a torrid three-car battle for the lead with just four laps to go en route to winning the in the 20-lap DCRP Sprint Car feature as sprinkles strengthened over the final rounds. Race Results4/12
  • World of Outlaws)Brad Sweet scored a hard fought second World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series win of the season at Saturday night's Wine Country Outlaw Showdown at Calistoga Speedway. Sweet was the third feature leader of the night, battling past Joey Saldana and Rico Abreu from a fourth place finisher. DIRT/World of Outlaws 4/12
  • Atomic Speedway OH)OVSCA Sprints....#1 Dale Blaney #22c Cole Duncan #A97 Brandon Wimmer #2 Nathan Skaggs #11n Randy Hannagan #w20 Greg Wilson #21 DJ Foos #84 Jimmy Stinson #60 Kory Crabtree #10h Chad Kemenah #22d Josh Davis #78 Todd Kane #59h Danny Holtgraver #7c Caleb Armstrong #06 Brandy Bower #4 Danny Smith #56r Ryan Myers #22 Ryan Broughton #4k Kody Kinser #8 Dave Smith #7a Dave Dickson #11 Brian Benson #4x Eddie Slone #27 Beau Stewart 4/12
  • OCRS)Outlaw Motor Speedway, OK 1st Robert Sellers 2nd Sean McClelland 3rd Sheldon Barksdale 4/12
  • MSCS)Putnamville IN...1 1 32 Chase Stockon 2 2 2X Casey Shuman 3 18 12 Robert Ballou 4 8 34 Brent Beauchamp 5 4 2E Daron Clayton 6 17 5 Chad Boespflug 7 6 17 Max Mcghee 8 7 81 Jon Stanbrough 9 12 66 Shane Cockrum 10 10 15F Aaron Farney 11 19 4B Donny Brackett 12 13 98 Brandon Morin 13 15 11X James Lyerla 14 14 9 Bub Cummings 15 11 44 Dickie Gaines 16 9 21 Carson Short 17 3 3R Kyle Cummins 18 5 04 Jeff Bland Jr. 19 20 1 Mitch Wissmiller 20 16 14H A.j. Hopkins 21 21 28 Brandon Mattox 4/12
  • ASCS Red River)Seth Bergman was not about to run second again with the American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Red River Region presented by Smiley’s Racing Products, as the Washington shoe charged the highline of the Super Bowl Speedway from 11th in the Oil Field Equipment and Manufacturing No. 23 Eagle. ASCS 4/12
  • Fremont Speedway OH)Many, many years ago hall of fame driver Rick Ferkel scored the first of hundreds of his career sprint car wins at Fremont Speedway. On Saturday, a young protégé from Kokomo, Indiana – Parker Price Miller, 16 years-old – would take the lead from Byron Reed with just nine laps to go and drove to his first career 410 sprint car victory.Race Results 4/12
  • Civil War)Calistoga CA...Sean Becker, Shane Golobic, Andy Forsberg 4/12
  • Lawrenceburg Speedway IN)1 1 69 Brady Bacon 2 6 24 Landon Simon 3 7 18X Thomas Meseraull 4 8 18 Jarett Andretti 5 5 89 Shawn Westerfeld 6 10 26 Justin Owen 7 13 5J Joss Moffatt 8 12 4 Michael Fischesser 9 2 32 Garrett Abrams 10 9 39 Matt Goodnight 11 4 46 Cody Gardner 12 16 04 Drew Abel 13 3 69R Dallas Hewitt 14 15 6RR Joe Liguori 15 17 83 Adam Cruea 16 19 25 Eric Semple 17 18 7X Evan Gindling 18 21 96 Riley Vanhise 19 22 20 Steve Thomas 20 20 42 John Race 21 11 94 Logan Hupp 22 14 51G Todd Gnat 4/12
  • NSL)Wayne Johnson took advantage of a spin by leader Terry McCarl to claim the inaugural feature event for the FVP National Sprint League Saturday night at the 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa. The Knoxville, Iowa driver took command on lap 18 and held off McCarl on a late restart. Johnson got the jump on pole-sitter Bryan Clauson to start the event, but McCarl, who started in row two, circled the lead pair to lead lap two. The Altoona, Iowa driver pulled away from Johnson, while Clauson, Brian Brown and Steve Kinser battled in the top five. National Sprint League 4/12
  • USAC WC)USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: April 11, 2015 – Santa Maria, California – Santa Maria Raceway FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Richard Vander Weerd, 2. D.J. Johnson, 3. Danny Faria Jr., 4. Landon Hurst, 5. Trey Marcham, 6. Tristan Guardino, 7. Jace Vander Weerd, 8. Jeff Sibley, 9. Luke Boles, 10. Kevin BarnesUSAC  4/12
  • USCS)Lancaster SC Back to back USCS wins for Eric Riggins 4/12
  • Port Royal Speedway PA)Greg Hodnett of Thomasville put on a passing clinic on Saturday night at Port Royal Speedway to claim the 25-lap sprint car feature after starting in the 13th spot. Hodnett became just the second driver in four years to claim posted bonus money for driving to a regular event win from a starting position behind the first five rows. The victory was his 37th at the oval. Central PA 4/12
  • Speedcar Super Series)VALVOLINE RACEWAY, Saturday 11th April 2015.  A MAIN: (30 laps – With Starting Positions) 1. Nathan Smee (2), 2. Adam Clarke (1), 3. Matt Smith (6), 4. Michael Stewart (12), 5. Darren Jenkins (9), 6. Brett Thomas (7), 7. James Thompson (5), 8. Jaimie McKinlay (11), 9. Adam Wallis (10), 10. Troy Jenkins (3)
  • USAC)HONDA USAC NATIONAL MIDGET RACE RESULTS: April 11, 2015 - Kokomo, Indiana - Kokomo Speedway - "Kokomo Grand Prix" FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Darren Hagen, 2. Tracy Hines, 3. Tanner Thorson, 4. Steve Buckwalter, 5. Davey Ray, 6. Andrew Felker, 7. Dave Darland, 8. Tyler Thomas, 9. Jerry Coons Jr., 10. Tyler CourtneyUSAC  4/12
  • Lincoln Speedway PA)“We were far from the best car. Starting position was everything tonight.” So said former track champ Lance Dewease after claiming his 38th career win at Lincoln Speedway Saturday night. Handicapping placed the C.C. Dietz/Conduit Connections/Hess Ornamental Iron Works #14 on the outside pole for the start, and Dewease followed polesitter Billy Dietrich for the first 17 laps before sliding under Dietrich for the lead in turn two of lap 18. Central PA 4/12

Saturday April 11th 2015

I like to complain and do nothing to make things better. Kurt Cobain

11:45pm

RESULTS...

  • Saturday night notes)27 ASCS Red River drivers have drawn in at Super Bowl Speedway TX....Danny Lasoski sets quick time during qualifying at the inaugural Burlington IA NSL Series race....21 Sprints tonight for the Placerville Posse Challenge! ....Steve Kinser qualified second in NSL qualifying at 34 Raceway..... 410's at Knoxville Raceway for practice night #96 Bronson Maeschen #2M Matt Moro #1 Justin Henderson #71A R J Johnson #20 A.J. Moeller #2KS Don Droud.....Selinsgrove Speedway cancelled Saturday night....Greg Hodnett wins at Port Royal Speedway #27 Greg Hodnett #19M Brent Marks #1 Lucas Wolfe #25 Aaron Ott #1M Mark Smith #55 Mike Wagner #747 Davey Sammons #5 Dylan Cisney #12 Blane Heimbach #07 Doug Esh....Lance Dewease wins at Lincoln Speedway!Top 10 finish: Dewease, Wilt, F Rahmer, D Dietrich, Montieth, B Dietrich, Kendall, Krimes, Haas, Moody....Rider Racing engines 4 of the top 5 at Port Royal Speedway Greg Hodnett from 13th for the Win...Brady Bacon Wins Lawrenceburg tonight in Hoffman 69... Rico Abreu, Dominic Scelzi & Chase Johnson are all doing double duty at Calistoga Speedway in WoO and Civil War.....Steve Fannasy wins Lincoln Speedway Super Sportsman feature over Scott Geesey, Chad Trout, Chad Criswell and Jay Fannasy....Parker Price-Miller wins the Fremont Speedway OH 410 feature Dean Jacobs, Byron Reed finish 2nd and 3rd then #53 Cap Henry #8M TJ Michael #9H Jac Haudenschild #83M Broc Martin #77X Bryan Sebetto #6M Max Stambaugh #16X Ryan Ruhl...CJ Leary wins Kokomo IN Sprints over KTJ, Grant, Darland, and Coons takes Fifth from Jarrett at the checkers!.....Epic night at CalistogaWoO with biggest World of Outlaws car count in years....Darren Hagen wins Kokomo USAC midgets over Hines, Thorson 4/11
  • More Notes)Rico Abreu sets quick time in WoO Sprints qualifying at Calistoga Speedway over Saldana, Schatz...After the redraw Bryan Clauson will start on the pole for tonight's first ever NSL race at Burlington IA....Cap Henry ‏18th to 4th Fremont Speedway...Chase Stockon wins at Lincoln Park Speedway IN Casey Shuman and Robert Ballou 2&3.... 4th starting Sean Becker runs down Shane Golobic & makes the winning pass on lap 20 to win Calistoga Civil War 360 Sprints Civil War 360 - Calistoga Speedway, CA 1st Sean Becker 2nd Shane Golobic 3rd Andy Forsberg....Atomic Speedway OH 1st Dale Blaney 2nd Cole Duncan 3rd Brandon Wimmer....Back to back USCS wins for Eric Riggins. The 47 led all 25 laps tonight at Lancaster SC....Wayne Johnson wins the first ever NSLSeries race McCarl finishes second, Loyet third, Clauson fourth, and Tim Kaeding goes 15th to 5th....4/11
  • Selinsgrove Speedway PA)ESS canceled Saturday due to weather. 4/11
  • Column)Gaye Carmichael has notes from Placerville CA World of Outlaws in Sprint Car Notes4/11

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  • USCS)For the fourth time in his United Sprint Car Series filtercharged by K&N career, the “Carolina Kid”, Eric Riggins Jr. made Carolina Speedway his personal playground. Riggins, from Charlotte, N.C, blasted around 11-time USCS National champion Terry Gray on lap six of Friday night’s 30-lap North/South Shootout opener at the newly-reconfigured four-tenths mile speed plant and laid a beating on the rest of the field, leaving only four cars on the lead lap en route to his ninth career USCS victory and first of the 2015 season. USCS 4/11
  • Valvoline Raceway AU)Not even with a race that seemingly had gotten out of his grasp with a handful of laps to go did Smee let up on the throttle of his #7 Race Safety Spike and it paid off on the final two metres of the 30 lap Speedcar Super Series finale feature. Race Results4/11

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  • ESS)One of the long standing traditions that spans well over two decades at an Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprint (ESS) event has been the four lap dash for cash. We are happy to announce that Chuck Hebing and Cobra Coaches from Ontario, NY is back as the series and point fund sponsor…but with a twist! Press Releases4/11
  • CRASH PAD) It was a Williams Grove Sweep Friday night with Rodney Westhafer winning the 410 sprint feature and Adrian Shaffer winning the 358 sprint feature, both riding a CRASH PAD to Victory. Obviously you don't need the CRASH PAD to win but winners know that Stuff Happens and it's best to be prepared. Besides, the CRASH PAD adds comfort to the seat and softens the jolts of a rough track. Reduce your Risk of Spinal Injury when Stuff Happens. Go to www.802solutions.com for more information, a list of Dealers, and secure Online Ordering.4/11

2:50am

RESULTS...

  • ASCS Red River)Working top-to-bottom on the Creek County Speedway, New Mexico’s Johnny Herrera raced to his first victory of the season with the American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Red River Region presented by Smiley’s Racing Products. Riding runner-up to Seth Bergman early, Herrera utilized a Lap 4 restart to bolt past the No. 23. ASCS 4/11
  • Sprint Car Mania)Johnny Herrera snared his first feature win of the year by topping Friday's ASCS Red River main event at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, OK, while Oklahoma's Danny Smith made a move into the lead with the white flag in sight to win the accompanying non-wing Champ Sprint feature. Complete recap at http://sprintcarmania.com/herrera-handles-creek-county/. 4/11
  • PennLive)Rodney Westhafer gets an early jump, holds off Lucas Wolfe for Williams Grove Sprint Car victory. http://www.pennlive.com/
  • Valley Speedway MO)Valley Non wing sprints...1 1 65 Chris Parkinson 2 8 38 Cody Baker 3 9 11W Wyatt Burks 4 3 09 Joshua Stephens 5 10 93 Taylor Walton 6 7 12 John Helm 7 4 9 Casey Baker 8 5 55 Kenny Potter 9 11 88 Chad Tye 10 12 21C Chris Desselle 11 14 88RR Ryan Rector 12 2 11S Chad Shields 13 6 99 Mike Ell 14 16 27 Danny Thoman 15 15 51 Mitchell Moore 16 13 1 Clyde Knipp 4/11
  • Ocean Speedway CA)Ocean Sprints...#21 Tommy Tarlton #17 Justin Sanders #56 Ryan Bernal #79 Heath Duinkerken #72W Kurt Nelson #21P Robby Price #58 Jerry Bonnema #2 Brad Furr #25Z Jason Chisum #51 Anthony Espinoza #7 Nick Ringo Jr #34 Darrell Taylor #83SA Ryan Robinson #55 Danny Malfatti #99 Tony Gualda #55X Trey Starks #8 Jermey Chisum #23 Ken Fredenburg #9J Dustin Golobic 4/11

Friday 410 2015

Life ain't like books. Books got somebody writin' 'em and tryin' to entertain ya. Life is more like a set of Legos. Unless you take care of 'em, you lose a few pieces and you end up steppin' on 'em with bare feet. You gotta take care of your life. Laura Moncur

11:50pm

RESULTS...

  • POWRi)2014 POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series Rookie of the Year Spencer Bayston earned his first career POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series feature win in a thrilling battle with 2014 POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series Champion, Zach Daum Race Results4/10
  • Bubba Raceway Park FL)Top Gun...1 7 3A A.J. Maddox 2 1 82 Matt Kurtz 3 5 83 Mark Ruel, Jr. 4 4 14 Tyler Clem 5 11 G6 Brandon 6 3 5 Hayden Campbell 7 9 38 Tony Agin 8 12 00 Harley Zimmerman 9 8 16 Ben Fritz 10 13 20 Frank Carlsson 11 2 02 Gene Lasker 12 6 21 Jason Webster 13 10 28 Bryan Eckley 4/10
  • Williams Grove Speedway PA)Rodney Westhafer of Mechanicsburg out raced Lucas Wolfe to win Friday night’s 25-lap 410 sprint car feature at Williams Grove Speedway while in the 358 sprint main Adrian Shaffer pulled a last lap pass on Phil Walter to take the victory. Westhafer started second in the field with Wolfe on the Pole and as it would turn out, Westhafer would lead the entire way for the win, the second of his career at the oval.Central PA 4/10
  • MOWA)Jacksonville IL....Jerrod Hull wins over Brady Bacon, Parker Price-Miller, C.Bruns, and Hurley.4/10
  • Carolina Speedway NC)USCS Sprints...#47 Eric Riggins Jr #10M Morgan Turpen #10 Terry Gray #07 Johnny Bridges #17 Bobby Komisarski #9 CJ Miller #33 Joe Larkin #00 Dane Lorenc #21B Brandon Mc Lain #59 Johnny Petrozelle #6T Brad Wickham 4/10
  • Trail Way Speedway PA)358 Sprints Feature (20 Laps) 1. 19Z Isaac Sneeringer; 2. 30 Seth Kearchner; 3. 77 David Holbrook; 4. 66A Cody Fletcher; 5. 64 Randy Whisler; 6. 35 Tyler Esh; 7. 19D Wyatt Hinkle (DNF); 8. 10 Zach Euculano (DNF). No Time. Lap Leaders-Kearchner (1-19); Sneeringer (20-25) 4/10
  • Attica Raceway Park OH)305 Sprints....Defending 305 sprint champion Jordan Ryan took the lead from Paul Weaver on lap 15 and went on to score his sixth career feature win. Race Results 4/10

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  • Ventura Raceway CA)Just when you thought it could not get any better, race organizer Mike Grosswendt goes back to work and offers more incentives to insure that the May 9th “All Coast Challenge” at the Ventura Raceway will be a race to remember. He is determined to make the USAC/CRA race, which will pay $5,000.00 to win and $500.00 to start, one of the biggest events west of the Mississippi in 2015. Among his latest incentives is a bounty for any car owner who can put a selected star driver in their car for the event and a tire incentive to local VRA drivers. Press Releases4/10
  • Valvoline Raceway AU)There are several additions and alterations to the remaining dates of the 2014/2015 Valvoline Raceway season. VR Managing Director Steven Green today announced a number of changes to the original schedule that will include amongst other things the addition of a Demolition Derby to the Late Model Easternapolis on Saturday night, May 2. Press Releases4/10
  • Column)Ron Rodda has notes from Placerville CA world of Outlaws in From the Grandstand4/10
  • World of Outlaws)As the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series rolls into Calistoga (Calif.) Speedway for the Wine Country Outlaw Showdown this weekend, two former series regulars, Jason Meyers and Cody Darrah, will join the field, filling in for injured drivers Jason Johnson and Daryn Pittman. Meyers, a two-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion and only series champion from California, will fill in for Johnson through the series' final four races in the Golden State. DIRT/World of Outlaws 4/10
  • NSL)FVP, a worldwide leader in providing OE quality automotive and specialty products since 2005, is the 2015 title sponsor of the National Sprint League. The FVP National Sprint League will run its inaugural event this Saturday night, April 11 at the 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa. National Sprint League 4/10

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  • Column)"Helberg, Pierce, DeCaire Probable in King of the Wing Season Opener at Pensacola" by Richard Golardi Florida Open Wheel4/10
  • Driver Websites)Driver Websites has created a new website for the Badger Midget Auto Racing Association. The custom series package website - http://www.BMARA.com - includes both the BMARA midgets and the Badger 600 Micro Series. The website will showcase the latest news as well as an updated schedule and results page for both series. Track information, driver profiles, rules and points as well as pictures and videos are also highlighted pages on the website. Press Releases4/10
  • NSL)Speed Shift TV is set to broadcast the highly-anticipated inaugural National Sprint League event in Burlington, Iowa April 11. Steve Kinser, Tim Kaeding, Ian Madsen, Terry McCarl, Brian Brown, Danny Lasoski, Bryan Clauson, among others, will be a part of the season opener at the 34 Raceway. To date, nearly 40 drivers have applied for a NSL License. National Sprint League 4/10
  • Jason Johnson)Jason Meyers will finish out the World of Outlaws West coast swing behind the wheel of the Priority Aviations, MVT, Fisher Body Shop, Saich Family, Waco Metal, Jonestown KOA #41 for Jason Johnson Racing.  Jason broke the T4 & T5 vertebra and will be out for 3 months. 4/10
  • Loudpedal TV)The United States Auto Club and Loudpedal Productions have teamed up with the creation of a new on-demand website dedicated to the coverage of USAC events from coast-to-coast. Loudpedal.TV, which launches this month, will feature a plethora of content showcasing every thrilling lap, interviews with the stars, the crashes, and a peek behind the scenes at weekly USAC races from all across the nation on the site's "National" and "West Coast" channels as well as historical content from USAC's vast video archives on its "Classic" channel. USAC  4/10
  • Tri State Speedway IN)This season the opening event at Tri-State Speedway is scheduled for Saturday night April 18th. The first race has all the added ingredients to make this event one of the major productions at the Haubstadt oval again this season. The race will feature the combined efforts and the talented drivers of two sprint car sanctioning bodies - USAC and MSCS. Press Releases4/10
  • Jacksonville Speedway IL)Jacksonville Speedway gears up to open another exciting season this Friday April 10th as the track hosts the Neal Tire MOWA Sprint Car Series. The track has plans for a very aggressive season as it returns to nearly weekly racing - including winged sprint cars on most Fridays. Press Releases4/10

Thursday April 9th 2015

When I was thirty, and a long time after that, I felt like I had to leave home to do what I had to do. Now, it's just the opposite. Kris Kristofferson

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  • OVSCA)Skyline Speedway canceled for Friday 4/10/15.  4/9
  • Column)Duane Hancock has Attica All Stars notes in Tri-State Outlook4/9
  • PennLive)Sprint Car star Daryn Pittman breaks collarbone, Cody Darrah to fill in this weekend at Calistoga http://www.pennlive.com/4/9
  • Mercer Raceway Park PA)"Let's go Racing!" is a chant heard throughout Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio, as weekly rains have frustrated racers, fans, and the staff of Mercer Raceway Park. Every program attempted so far in 2015 had to be postponed due to poor weather conditions. All will try again Saturday, April 18, And, if the thrill of victory were not incentive enough for the racers to let it all hang out, there will be extra money on the line for all divisions, courtesy of Bonnell's Rod Shop.Press Releases4/9
  • Mercer Raceway Park PA)Mother Nature continues her "RAIN" forcing a complete washout of this weekends doubleheader.4/9
  • Lernerville Speedway PA)After a long and often brutal winter, Lernerville Speedway is ready to put the action back into the track! And after two car shows last month, the cars and stars of Fab Four Racing Fueled by Turners Premium Iced Teas will resume on-track activities this Saturday, April 11 with our annual Test & Tune Practice Session and Tech Day from 12:00-4:00PM. Press Releases4/9
  • MOWA)When the 2015 season begins on Friday night at Jacksonville Speedway, Jerrod Hull will feel right at home as he begins his quest for a 4th consecutive Neal Tire MOWA Sprin Car Series presented by Casey's General Stores Championship. Press Releases4/9
  • Ian Madsen and his KCP Racing team will be on the Channel 13 news! With the 410 season in the Midwest kicking off Saturday night with the new NSL series, the 2014 Knoxville Raceway Champion previews his season ahead! Make sure to tune in to Channel 13 at 6pm and 10pm local time! 4/9
  • Petersen Media)Check out our latest video! http://petersenmediainc.com/video-brad-sweets-short-track-showdown-track-pass/ 4/9
  • Team ILP)Inside Line Promotions client Ryan Smith earned the lone victory for Team ILP last weekend. Smith led all 40 laps at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, on Saturday to capture his first career All Star Circuit of Champions triumph during his debut at the 3/8-mile track. Press Releases4/9
  • Kevin Swindell)Kevin Swindell will return to Calistoga Speedway this weekend for the first time in a half-dozen years. Swindell will drive for Roth Motorsports this Saturday and Sunday at Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, Calif., for the Wine Country Outlaw Showdown with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series. Press Releases4/9
  • Zach Blurton)Zach Blurton is aiming for a track championship at Dodge City Raceway Park this season. Blurton will be an immediate contender within the DCRP sprint cars, which is a 305ci division that mirrors the United Rebel Sprint Series rules. This will be the first year for the class and its first of seven races is set for this Saturday at the 3/8-mile oval in Dodge City, Kan. Press Releases4/9
  • USAC)Extremely wet grounds and flooding have forced a cancellation of Friday's opening night of the 2015 Kokomo Midget Grand Prix Honda USAC National Midget event at Kokomo (Ind.) Speedway. Favorable forecasts are prevalent for Saturday's scheduled race at the quarter-mile dirt oval and that event remains on the calendar. The Kokomo Midget Grand Prix serves as the opening event on USAC's 2015 Honda National Midget calendar, which encompasses 14 different tracks in a half-dozen states. The series will also appear at Kokomo as part of the "Indiana Midget Week" in mid-June.4/9
  • Downforce Designs)Downforce Designs was thoroughly busy throughout the first quarter of 2015. The apparel company with a focus on motor sports designed and printed attire for drivers across the country, including one of the winningest racers this year - Aaron Reutzel. Press Releases4/9
  • SLS Promotions/Salina OK)The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series was born in 1978. That same year, the series raced for the first time in the state of Oklahoma. The best sprint car drivers in the world have returned to the “Sooner State” in 32 different seasons since, and the list of winners with the World of Outlaws in Oklahoma over that span is a venerable “Who’s Who” of the sport, including Hall of Famers Steve Kinser, Sammy Swindell, Doug Wolfgang, Jac Haudenschild, Brad Doty, Ron Shuman and Dave Blaney. In total, 22 drivers have earned A-Feature wins with the series in Oklahoma. Press Releases4/9

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  • Jason Johnson)World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series competitor Jason Johnson suffered a fractured back during a crash at Placerville Speedway Wednesday evening.http://www.nationalspeedsportnews.com/ 4/9
  • Daryn Pittman)Daryn Pittman will fly home to Indianapolis today to meet with an orthopedic surgeon.Pittman was involved in an accident in last nights World of Outlaws race in Placerville CA. He sustained a broken collar bone and will be back soon.4/9
  • National Open Benefit)Whether you consider yourself Outlaw or Posse, one thing that sprint car fans can agree on is that a good burger is hard to beat. Jakes Wayback Burger in Mechanicsburg, serves up one of the best burgers in the area and will host a unique challenge that brings together rivals in the sprint car world. Two drivers from the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series will go head to head with two members of the vaunted Pennsylvania Posse in a knockdown, drag out eating challenge. Central PA 4/9
  • PennLive)Mike Erdley stood in the pit area at Port Royal Speedway last Saturday night in street clothes, bundled up to shield himself from the cold. It was an odd look for the veteran driver. Normally, Erdley is in a driver's suit and wearing the look of a competitor. He is putting tear-offs on his helmet, checking out the track, talking to his crew and preparing his Sprint Car to race for a victory.http://www.pennlive.com/ 4/9
  • Matt Covington)After a missed setup on Friday in Wichita Falls, Matt Covington rebounded with a 6th place at I-30 Speedway on Saturday this past weekend. “Friday night didn’t go as planned but at least we came back with a solid finish on Saturday,” stated Covington. On Friday Matt started the night off with the 3rd place heat finish after a deep starting spot on a fast race track. The end result landed Matt in the night’s redraw. Press Releases4/9
  • Alan Krimes)‘Super’ Alan Krimes returned to his normal ways at the ‘Fabulous’ Lincoln Speedway during the recent weekend; recording a podium finish during the ‘Sprint Spring Championship’ on Saturday, April 4th. Krimes, the defending Lincoln Speedway ‘410’ track champion, finished third during the 30-lap, $5,000-to-win ‘Sprint Spring Championship’ main event. The Denver, Pennsylvania native now has one top-five and two top-ten finishes at the Abbottstown facility thus far in 2015, and despite the recent ‘DNF,’ currently sits seventh in the track championship standings.Press Releases4/9
  • Champion Brands LLC)Champion Brands LLC, a globally recognized industry leader in the blending and packaging of lubricants, additives and chemicals for over 59 years, announced today the availability of a new ultra-low viscosity SAE 0W-16 passenger car motor oil. Press Releases4/9
  • Attica Raceway Park OH)When racing resumes at Attica Raceway Park on Friday, April 10 on Bazell Race Fuels Night the UMP late models and 305 sprints will use the group qualifying format listed at www.atticaracewaypark.com which is listed above the line-up boards at the pit tower. Attica’s weekly weight rule and scales procedures will be as follows: -The top 3 finishers in the A-main in the 410 sprints, UMP late models and 305 sprints must go to the scales. The weight rule requirements and information is on the track’s website in the rules section under each division and will be posted on the line-up board at the pit tower. Failure to go to the scales will result in disqualification. Due to procedures not being posted and no drivers’ meeting held last Saturday no penalties will be enforced for the April 4 racing. Points and finishing positions have been corrected accordingly. Races resume April 10 with the Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Models, Foster’s Auto Body 305 Sprints and the Fremont Fence Dirt Trucks. Gates open at 5 p.m. with racing under way at 7:45 p.m.4/9
  • Fremont Speedway OH)The roar of racing engines returns to Fremont Speedway as “The Track That Action Built” kicks off it’s 65th season of racing Saturday, April 11 on Tank’s Meats of Elmore Night.To encourage the next generation of race fans to come out and see and feel the fun and excitement of dirt track racing, Fremont Speedway will allow any college student with a valid student ID to get in for only $10. Also, Fremont Speedway will continue its “Fan Zone” promotion where one fan’s ticket will be drawn from random and that person’s ticket will be upgraded to a pit pass, they will receive a meal from the track and a ride in the Baumann Auto Group Pace Tahoe. Press Releases4/9
  • Tracy Hines)A Honda USAC National Midget Series title is all that Tracy Hines is missing to complete a career USAC “Triple Crown” of championships. The quest for that elusive midget title will begin for the veteran driver this weekend as the 2015 Honda USAC National Midget Series campaign kicks off at Kokomo Speedway in his home state of Indiana. Press Releases4/9
  • AHG Series)VICTORIAN Jamie Veal heads up a strong field that will contest the final round of the AHG Triple Crown at the Perth Motorplex on April 18. Veal, who took third in the first round of the mini series late last month, will be back in the Krikke Motorsport entry for the Merger Contracting Gold Cup Grand Final that will be contested by 24 teams. Press Releases4/9

3:20am

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  • World of Outlaws)Donny Schatz scored his fourth World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series win of the season at Brad Sweet's Placerville Short Track Outlaw Showdown presented by Riebes Auto Parts on Wednesday night. Kyle Hirst finished the night in second after holding the lead much of the night. Schatz battled past late in the race. Jason Sides scored his first podium finish of the season. DIRT/World of Outlaws 4/9
  • Joey Saldana)For the first time in 23 years, the World of Outlaws returned to Placerville Speedway for an event promoted by Outlaws campaigner Brad Sweet at his hometown track. On a track where Joey Saldana had never turned a wheel, he drove the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop 71M to an 11.008-second lap, qualifying in the No. 9 position. California drivers occupied the top eight qualifying positions, putting Saldana in the top slot for “out of state” drivers. Press Releases4/9

Wednesday April 8th 2015

"I've never missed a gig yet. Music makes people happy, and that's why I go on doing it - I like to see everybody smile." - Buddy Guy

11:45pm

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  • Mercer Raceway Park PA)"Let's play two," was a favorite phrase of Chicago Cubs first baseman Ernie Banks. Well, Mercer Raceway Park will present its version of a racing doubleheader this Saturday and Sunday, April 11 and 12. A Saturday Night Live! program will be held on Saturday and the rescheduled Jack Frost Enduro and Snowflake 25 will be conducted on Sunday. Both events are contingent on favorable weather. "We just can't catch a break," said track manager Frank Benic. "I have never seen a season get off to such a slow start," he added. Yet, Benic and company will be ready and able to swing open the gates and throw the first green flag of the Western Pennsylvania racing season.Press Releases4/8
  • Aaron Reutzel)Victory lane visits. It’s a good habit to get into. And it’s something that Aaron Reutzel is getting into, with another pair of triumphs this past weekend aboard the Shark-powered BC Fundz/Basic One Services No. 87 Triple X Sprint Car already running his early season win total to six. Press Releases4/8
  • Wayne County Speedway OH)It all started in June of 1965, and this season will be the golden anniversary of racing at Wayne County Speedway. In those fifty years of racing, an unaccountable number of drivers have raced at WCS and this season, Promoters Jason and Kristin Flory have decided to have as many drivers as possible return and be recognized on Saturday, July 4th. The Flory’s are asking for our huge fan base to help get the word out about the Driver’s Reunion as many of them have moved out of the area and may not keep up with the action now at the track. If you know the whereabouts of former drivers, please have them, or you, get in contact with Kristin Flory at 330-465-2258 or once the season has started on Saturday nights, see Kristin, Chuck Griffith or Mike Swanger at the track. The racing action that night will have the Renegade of Dirt Modifieds, the Rush Sweeney Crate Late Model Series , the Harriger Towing Super Stocks and the WQKT Mini Stocks plus the Vintage Race Cars will be on hand also. Watch for more information on the Drivers Reunion plus all the latest on the website at www.waynecountyspeedway.com 4/8
  • Oswego Speedway NY)Long-time Oswego Speedway partner Canale Insurance is set to once again return as the primary sponsor of the Canale Insurance 2-Seat Supermodified this season at the ‘Steel Palace.’ With offices in Oswego and Fulton, Canale Insurance specializes in providing personalized insurance coverage that meets the needs of their individual clients. Whether they need homeowner's, auto, Recreational Vehicle or business insurance, Canale Insurance Agency has a plan for everyone. Press Releases4/8
  • Dodge City Raceway Park KS)It all begins on Saturday night. The chase for the 2015 Dodge City Raceway Park track championships kicks off with this Saturday’s season opening card atop the 3/8-mile clay oval in southwest Kansas. The inaugural event for the Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars headlines a full night of action that also includes the first round of championship chase action for IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks. Press Releases4/8
  • Pit Stop USA Sprints)A blustery wind swept night greeted patrons and competitors for the beginning of the 2015 Petaluma Speedway points season Saturday Night. Twenty-two winged 360’s signed in for the Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Series with Jake Haulot out-qualifying the field with a rapid 12.689 lap. The three heat race format saw Alissa Geving, Bradley Terrell, and Billy Aton claim the 8-lappers. Press Releases4/8
  • Jackson Delamont)Jackson Delamont completed his 2014/15 season campaign on the Easter weekend with a successful trip to Victoria and South Australia for the annual Easter Sprintcar Trail. In what was a hotly contested weekend, Jackson performed admirably, scoring direct main even transfer at both Avalon and Mount Gambier before having to park the car after steering issues at Premier Speedway, Warrnambool. Press Releases4/8
  • Outlaw Motor Speedway OK)It will be a huge weekend double header of dirt track racing action this coming Friday and Saturday night (April 10-11) as Outlaw Motor Speedway in Oktaha will have a little something for every type of race fan. It all begins this Friday night as regular weekly racing action takes place for the outlaw modifieds, IMCA modifieds, late models, intermediate sport mods, and I- stocks will take to the newly transformed three-eighths mile oval, now under the direction of long-time racing official Chris Smith. Gates will open at 5:00 PM with racing to start at 8:00 PM. Press Releases4/8
  • Susquehanna Speedway Park PA)A big two-day race weekend will occur this Saturday and Sunday at the Susquehanna Speedway Park. On Saturday night, April 11 racing returns to the Big Track with the York County Racing Club Night featuring the BRC Late Models, Street Stocks, Xtreme Stock Cars, Road Warriors/Mini Vans and PA Sprint Series. Then the 410 Super Sprint Cars return to SSP on Sunday April 12 along with the 358 Sprint Cars in the 6th Annual Sprint Car Spring Classic. The Super Sprint Car feature will pay $3,500-to-win for the 25-lap feature event. Non-qualifiers for the A-Main feature will receive a complimentary non-transferrable entry fee ($50.00 value) for the Final Showdown to be held at SSP in November. Central PA 4/8
  • Wayne Johnson)Wayne Johnson can say with confidence that he’s the only driver that competed in Wichita Falls, Texas on Friday night and at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa on Saturday. 788 miles separate the tracks, and Wayne managed just a wink of sleep, but he made both. This Saturday he will compete in the opener for the National Sprint League at 34 Raceway. Press Releases4/8
  • USAC)For the first time in series history, the USAC SouthWest Sprint Cars will invade Yuma’s Cocopah Speedway this Saturday, April 11th. The third point race of the season will also showcase the IMCA Hobby Stocks, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Sport Mods, and IMCA Modifieds. The pit gates will open at 2:00pm, spectator gates will open at 5:00pm, and racing at the fast 3/8-mile facility will start at 7:00pm. For more event and ticket information, visit www.cocopahspeedway.com or call 928.344.1563USAC  4/8
  • USAC)After a successful Bakersfield show, the USAC West Coast Sprint Cars will head to Santa Maria Raceway this Saturday, April 11th. Promoted by Mike Kappmeyer, the co-sanctioned event with the Santa Maria 360 Sprint Cars will also feature IMCA Modifieds, Mini Stocks, American Stocks, and Sport Mods. The pit gates will open at 3:00pm, the front gates open at 4:00pm, and racing at "The West's Best Short Track" will begin at 6:00pm. For more information, visit the track’s website at www.santamariaraceway.com or call 805.922.2232. USAC  4/8
  • Brad Loyet)Brad Loyet and the Loyet Motorsports/Vacuworx Global #o5 traveled to the St. Francois County Raceway near Farmington, Missouri last Saturday night. It was the Sunset Hills, Missouri driver’s first trip to the unique oval, but at the end of the night, he was standing in Victory Lane. Unfortunately, an honest mistake about not researching the right rear tire rule resulted in disqualification. This weekend, the team plans on MOWA action in Jacksonville, Illinois and the National Sprint League opener at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa. Press Releases4/8
  • Eldora Speedway OH)A week of April showers have worked against the Eldora Speedway track crew and their staunch efforts to produce an ideal racing surface for the Test and Tune Day scheduled for Saturday, April 11. With more rain forecast for Thursday and Friday, the session has been canceled. Eldora’s 62nd season opener on Saturday, April 18 will be its richest ever scheduled – with both the Sunoco American Late Model Series and the DIRTcar UMP Modifieds vying for $5,000 winner’s purses. The Eldora Stocks will also showcase their new look in a $1,000-to-win opener. Admission gates will open at 2 pm (EDT), with hot laps 4:30 pm and a complete racing program beginning at 6 pm. Tickets information can be found at http://www.eldoraspeedway.com/races/schedule/62nd-season-opener/tickets/ The complete schedule for Eldora’s 62nd consecutive season, including ticket and campsite information, is available at www.EldoraSpeedway.com and can be requested by phone at (937) 338-3815.4/8
  • DirtVision)WATCH LIVE as DIRTVision MAX brings you live video all weekend long from Calistoga Speedway. April 11th and 12th! If you can't make it out to California, we will bring the racing to you. Catch the entire weekend for only $39.99! We will also have a Sunday ONLY package for $24.99. Live video coverage from DIRTVision MAX is scheduled to begin at approximately 5:00 pm PST on Saturday, April 11th. For a complete DIRTVision MAX broadcast schedule, visit www.dirtvision.com. By purchasing the coverage of the Wine Country Outlaw Showdown, you will have the access to come back and watch the archives at DIRTVision.com.4/8

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  • Chalk Stix)The 2015 racing season is off to another great start with several A-Main victories already in the books! We'd like to congratulate some of our recent Feature Winners! A big shout out to Logan Jarrett and the Jarrett family on your first USAC victory at Lawrenceburg Speedway. Robert Ballou and crew had 2 USAC victories in Florida and also winning the $7,500 No Way Out 40 at Brownstown Speedway in Indiana. Kevin Thomas, Jr. and Mike Dutcher on your USAC victory in Florida. Brady Bacon and the Hoffman gang on your USAC victory in Florida. Danny Martin, Jr. and owner Doug Shaw with four victories in Florida already this year - WOW! Mark Smith and the Mach 1 Chassis gang wins The King of the 360's in Florida and the A main at Selinsgrove Speedway in PA. We'd also like to congratulate those who didn't contact us with race results and also the ones we can't mention! Want to know more? Check us out online at www.ChalkStix.com. CHALK STIX, WE'RE WINNING!!! 4/8
  • Sean Becker)Continuing to figure out their new Maxim Chassis, Sean Becker and his Menne Motorsports team picked up a fourth place finish on Friday night at the Silver Dollar Speedway. “This new car is making us work hard, but we had a strong night on Friday night, and we are figuring it out,” Sean Becker said. Press Releases4/8
  • Dale Blaney/Big Game/CH motorsports)Mainstream Holdings, Inc., is proud to announce a partnership with CH Motorsports effective immediately. Dale Blaney, who has earned five All Star Circuit of Champions titles and is the winningest driver in series history, has been tabbed as the driver of the No. 1 sprint car. Press Releases4/8
  • Jack Dover)Adversity has been the theme during the start of the 2015 season for Jack Dover. He was sidelined last Friday because of a mechanical issue at I-80 Speedway, where his track record has been outstanding throughout the years. "I'm tired of these DNFs," he said. "We need to catch a break or two so we can finish races and earn good finishes." Press Releases4/8
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  • Jerrod Hull)For the second year in a row, Jerrod Hull and the Heartland Trailer Manufacturing #12 recorded victory in their first race of the season. Last year’s win came at Jacksonville Speedway with the MOWA series, while this year’s victory came last Saturday at the 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa with the Sprint Invaders. It was the Sikeston, Missouri driver’s sixteenth career win with the Sprint Invaders and fifth with the series at 34 Raceway. Press Releases4/8
  • Shane Stewart)The Larson Marks Racing team continues its 14-race West Coast swing this week at Placerville (Calif.) and Calistoga (Calif.) Speedways. In nine races so far, the team has earned one win, four runner-up finishes and seven top-10 finishes. Press Releases4/8
  • Gas & Glory)Logan Schuchart stops by to discuss his 2015 season thus far while Kyle & Neil preview a HUGE weekend of racing featuring the World of Outlaws, NHRA and so much more! https://soundcloud.com/gas-glory/4715a-1 4/8
  • Sprint Car Unlimited)Alan Kreitzer on car counts, Brian Brown looks at the NSL, Brad Sweet, and more on Sprint Car Unlimited http://www.pennlive.com/ 4/8
  • Josh Schneiderman)Josh Schneiderman is looking to play the spoiler this Saturday night in the opener for the National Sprint League. It will be at his home track, the 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa. He has shown his mettle there before, having finished on the podium with the World of Outlaws at the 3/8-mile oval. One thing is sure…he will have plenty of hometown support in the grandstands! Press Releases4/8
  • Donny Schatz)One of the most challenging aspects of competing with the World of Outlaws (WoO) Sprint Car Series is that no two nights are exactly the same. For the last 18 years, Donny Schatz has been traveling across North America honing his craft on dirt tracks of varying sizes with the best Sprint car drivers in the world. The six-time and reigning WoO champion and driver of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing’s (TSR) No. 15 Bad Boy Buggies/Chevrolet Performance J&J will take advantage of that experience with this week’s challenge of first racing at one of the smallest tracks, Placerville Speedway, Wednesday and then taking on one of the bigger tracks on the schedule, Calistoga Speedway, Saturday and Sunday. Press Releases4/8
  • ESS)Pancho's Racing Products joined the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS) Lucky Giveaway Program for the first time in 2014. Based out of Hanover Pa., Pancho's is a full parts and chassis provider for both sprint cars and late models, Pancho Lawler has been a driver and racing products guru for many years serving the best in Central Pa. He currently stocks XXX Sprint Cars and Rocket Late Models along with a full line of new and used parts. Press Releases4/8
  • World of Outlaws)The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series and the King of the West Series return to Calistoga (Calif.) Speedway this weekend for the Wine Country Outlaw Showdown with one team looking to repeat its magic from 2014. Last year, Kasey Kahne Racing with Mike Curb took home wins on both nights at the semi-banked, half-mile oval. Brad Sweet held off Brian Brown on the first night while Daryn Pittman kept his KKR teammates at bay to win on night two. To cap off an already stellar weekend, the team swept all three podium positions on the second night. DIRT/World of Outlaws 4/8
  • King of the West)The 25th annual King of the West sanctioned “Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial” at Silver Dollar Speedway is coming up on Saturday May 2 and lap money continues to be on sale for the prestigious event. If anyone would like to purchase a lap please contact Dave and Dianne Durica at Durica1414@sbcglobal.net or 916-988-5958. Please help spread the word. KoW, JH Wingless, Civil War 4/8
  • Cory Haas)After losing a night of action on Friday, April 3rd at Williams Grove Speedway due to inclement weather, the 2015 season resumed for Cory Haas on Saturday evening, April 4th at the Lincoln Speedway near Abbottstown, Pennsylvania. Haas took part in the ‘Sprint Spring Championship’ for the ‘410’ sprints on Saturday night in the Pigeon Hills; resulting in his third top-ten finish of the 2015 season at Lincoln Speedway. The York, Pennsylvania native finished sixth during the 30-lap, $5,000-to-win ‘Sprint Spring Championship’ main event after starting from the seventh row. There were 25 cars entered for action. Press Releases4/8
  • Paul McMahan)Paul McMahan is hoping for a little magic this week as the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series returns to Placerville Speedway. Flashback to 1987 and you'll find a young California kid who turned his first laps ever in a 410 sprint car at the high banked, quarter-mile oval. Not too long after, the Elk Grove native went to victory lane there. Press Releases4/8

Tuesday April 7th 2015

The only point in making money is, you can tell some big shot where to go. Humphrey Bogart

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  • Column)After a 14 year hiatus Bill Woodside is back at Hoseheads with Sliders Corner. Bill was one of the early contributors here and is back now to tell you where he has been and what's going happening now in 2015 at Sliders Corner presented by Vahlco Wheels.4/7
  • Column)Pat & Bruce Eckel have notes from USAC Sprints at Lawrenceburg IN A Typical Weekend4/7
  • Atomic Speedway OH)Atomic Speedway owner Brad McCown wanted to give something back to the race fans and sprint car teams that were rained out in March, so the dynamic owner put together a plan for the first annual “Rumble In The Hills” a $4,000 to win, $300 to start sprint car spectacular this Saturday, April 11. With the All-Stars off this weekend as many as 40 race teams and drivers have indicated they will be on hand for the 40-lap Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association sanctioned main. Late Models pay $2,000 to win. Press Releases4/7
  • Brent Marks)Brent Marks landed his red ‘19M’ in the top-five once again in central Pennsylvania; this time earning a fifth place finish during the Lincoln Speedway ‘Sprint Spring Championship’ on Saturday, April 4th. The $5,000-to-win program, attracting 25 ‘410’ sprint cars to the Pigeon Hills, utilized qualifying time trials to help layout the entire evening format. Marks would record the 13th fastest time of the night during qualifying time trials. The Myerstown, Pennsylvania native would finish second during his respective heat race, resulting in a sixth row main event starting position after qualifying times came back into play. Marks would rally from the outside of row six to a fifth place finish; equalling his third top-five performance of the 2015 season at Lincoln Speedway. Press Releases4/7
  • Harli White)Spending her weekend taking on the ASCS Red River Region, Harli White experienced mechanical issues while running in a transfer position in the B Main, that would eliminate her from competition. “We had a pretty good car in the B Main, and looked to be on our way to the feature, but unfortunately something let go, and our night came to an early end,” White said. Press Releases4/7
  • Caleb Helms)Saturday didn't end as well as Caleb Helms hoped, but he is pleased by the improvement of his sprint car. Helms showcased speed throughout the All Star Circuit of Champions event at Attica Raceway Park, where his team made a big leap in the handling of his race car compared to the first few races in February when the team competed in Florida. Press Releases4/7
  • USAC)Weather forecasts for extremely wet conditions in the Southeastern United States this weekend have forced United States Auto Club officials and race organizers at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Fla. and Mobile International Raceway in Irvington, Ala. to postpone the 2015 King of the Wing/Auto Value Sprint car openers until next week, April 17-18. USAC  4/7
  • Jonathan Allard)Returning to action over the weekend for a pair of events, Jonathan Allard scored a second place finish at the Silver Dollar Speedway on Friday night, before rebounding to finish ninth with the King of the West Series on Saturday night after an early accident. “It is still a work in progress, but we continue to make gains,” Allard said.
  • Justin Sanders)Watsonville, CA driver, Justin Sanders, continues to start 2015 off red hot, as he picked up a second place finish at the Marysville Raceway on Saturday night, after charging to a fourth place finish at Ocean Speedway on Friday night. Press Releases4/7
  • KSE Racing Products)As different regions across the country begin to get their seasons underway, driver utilizing KSE Racing Products are continuing to show the way around the track. After his Spring Break trip to California, Brian Brown had a huge weekend in the Midwest as he used his KSE power steering systems to help sweep the Spring Meltdown at the I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, NE. Press Releases4/7
  • Parker Price-Miller)Parker Price-Mller and his PPM Motorsports team headed to Ohio over the weekend to take on the All Star Circuit of Champions, and in the end, Price-Miller crossed the stripe 13th in what was his first appearance at the Attica Raceway Park. Press Releases4/7
  • NSL)The National Sprint League is proud to partner with Octane Ink for 2015! Located in Tea, South Dakota, Octane Ink specializes in race wraps, signage, screen printing and embroidery. 2015 brought big changes when two founding companies, JP Custom Graphics and Van Der Brink Designs merged to form Octane Ink, LLC. With a deep history in racing, Octane Ink has quickly become the Midwest’s premier race wrap shop.  National Sprint League 4/7
  • Dakota Hendrickson)Looking to put a disappointing weekend at the I-80 Speedway behind him, Dakota Hendrickson and his Van Dyke Motorsports team are looking forward to kicking off the Inaugural National Sprint League season off on Saturday night. “It was an okay weekend for us,” Hendrickson said. “We had some decent speed, but things did not go our way.” Press Releases4/7
  • Robbie Price)Fresh off of a fourth place finish with the California Civil War Sprint Car Series, Robbie Price competed at the Yakima Speedway in Washington over the weekend and faded at the end as he scored a 13th place finish after battling inside the Top-10 during much of the race. “The track was pretty slick early in the night, and that hurt me in time trials, and we were in catch up mode from that point,” Robbie Price said. Press Releases4/7
  • Ryan Bernal)Making 10 starts so far in 2015, Ryan Bernal has won half of them, as the Hollister, CA driver picked up his fifth win of the season on Saturday night in Bakersfield, CA. “It was a great weekend for this team,” Bernal said. “We had a good night going in the winged car on Friday night, and we were able to grab another win on Saturday night in the non-winged car.” Press Releases4/7
  • Brady Bacon)Brady Bacon was back in USAC National Sprint Car action with the Hoffman Racing #69 team Saturday at Lawrenceburg Speedway in Indiana. A seventh place finish was the result, and the team will return to the high banks for local action this weekend. In March, the Broken Arrow, Oklahoma native drive Josh Ford’s #73 to victory in the Copper on Dirt preliminary in Tucson. He would follow that up with a run from 20th to second in the finale. Press Releases4/7
  • Civil War)For the first time since the 2012 racing season, the California Sprint Car Civil War Series presented by Flowmaster will take to the scenic, ½ mile Calistoga Speedway located in the heart of beautiful Calistoga, CA as the series runs in conjunction with the World of Outlaws and King of the West Co-Sanctioned event on Saturday night. During the series’ last visit to the speedway in August of 2012, it was Princeton, CA driver, Mason Moore, out dueling perennial series favorite, Andy Forsberg, and local product, Mike Benson, to score the win. With so much history surrounding the now 78-year-old facility, the all time winner’s list is a who’s who of motorsports, making this event a marquee event for the series. Press Releases4/7
  • Ian Madsen)Ian Madsen and his KCP Racing team had a nice weekend at the I-80 Speedway Spring Meltdown, that saw the St. Marys, NSW driver pick up a fourth place finish on Friday night, before scoring a seventh place finish during the Saturday night finale. “It was a pretty decent week for our team, and we had a really good car all weekend long,” Madsen explained. Press Releases4/7
  • Justyn Cox)Making the trip to the Placerville Speedway on Saturday night to take on the King of the West Series, Justyn Cox fought some mechanical gremlins, before getting collected in a wreck during the night’s B Main event. “The night started off poorly,” Cox said. “I didn’t adapt to the track during time trials, and we timed in pretty bad, and then the night just spiraled from there.” Press Releases4/7
  • Joe Trenca)Joe Trenca made a business decision to postpone his season opener last weekend. Trenca, who was scheduled to open the 2015 campaign last Saturday at Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa., decided not to make the long haul because of poor weather conditions. Press Releases4/7
  • Jamie Ball)White Lightning Motorsports had a roller-coaster weekend as Jamie Ball opened the season at a pair of Midwest tracks last weekend. "I would say our weekend was full of ups and downs," he said. "Overall I wasn't too upset with how the weekend went. We showed lots of speed and lots of promise. The more we race these different tracks, the success will come." Press Releases4/7
  • I-35 Speedway MO)In the infamous words of Paul Revere, "The Sprint Cars are coming, The Sprint Cars are coming". Yes this Saturday night April 11, 2015 the non-wing Sprint Cars will be competing at I-35 Speedway. No need to look for any lights "one if by land two if by sea" all you have to do is come to I-35 Speedway, grab your seat, and watch the drivers of these machines try to tame the horsepower of the sprint cars without wings. The non-wing cars bring us back to the days of early sprint car racing before the wings became the norm in the 1980's. Press Releases4/7
  • Blake Hahn)Blake Hahn looked to be on his way to a top-five finish with the ASCS Red River Region this past Friday night at the Red River Speedway, but losing the left sideboard of the Front Wing relegated the Lucas Oil Products No. 52 to the tail in the closing laps. Press Releases4/7
  • NSCHOF)The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Musuem in Knoxville, Iowa, is pleased to be able to help support the second annual “Hooker Hood/National Sprint Car Hall of Fame Southern Supermodified Racers’ Reunion” at the Mobile International Speedway in Irvington, Alabama, on Saturday, April 11, in conjunction with the United States Auto Club (USAC) King of the Wing sprint car races. USAC fans will have the opportunity to mix and mingle with a variety of legendary stars and historic cars right out of the pages of the Mid-South region’s motorsports history book. Press Releases4/7
  • Brandon Hanks)Brandon Hanks endured the wildest ride of his career last Friday at Red River Speedway. Hanks was in contention for a top 10 during the inaugural ASCS Red River Region event when he collided with another car entering turn three. The contact forced Hanks to flip several times, which destroyed his race car. Press Releases4/7
  • J&J Auto Racing)Jake Beard-Miller finished second last weekend racing in western Australia, but this past Saturday he wasn't going to be denied and raced to victory at the Perth Motorplex and was followed to the finish line by two other J&J racers. Terry Gray (Southern Outlaw Sprinters) and Martin Edwards (USA Sprint Cars - Devils Bowl Speedway) were also J&J winners last weekend. Press Releases4/7
  • Derek Hagar)Derek Hagar registered his first top five of the season last Saturday at I-30 Speedway. However, the night was anything but easy for Hagar, who drew a high number to start at the back of a heat race on the quarter-mile bullring. Press Releases4/7
  • Sam Hafertepe Jr)Sam Hafertepe Jr. garnered his second top 10 of the season last Friday during the inaugural ASCS Red River Region event. Hafertepe Jr. kicked off the race by maneuvering from seventh to third place during a heat race, which earned him enough points to advance into the feature redraw. He then pulled the highest number - eight - during the random redraw to line up on the outside of the fourth row for the main event. Press Releases4/7
  • Dominic Scelzi)Dominic Scelzi earned his first top five of the season with the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series last weekend. Scelzi rallied from 11th to finish fourth at Placerville Speedway on Saturday night. "It went pretty well," he said. "We drew a really good number and went out second for qualifying. I didn't put down the best laps, but we ended up ninth quickest." Press Releases4/7

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  • Brock Zearfoss)Despite the disappointing weekend which ended with a trip ‘on the hook’ at Port Royal Speedway, Brock Zearfoss Racing will take the next few days to regroup, and prepare for a potential three-race stretch in central Pennsylvania. Brock Zearfoss, pilot of the Brock Zearfoss Racing, Mooses LZ Bar and Grill, Central Builders Supply, Leach’s Automotive Service, Meckleys Limestone, no .3Z ‘410’ sprint car, plans to enter competition at three different Pennsylvania venues during the upcoming weekend; beginning with action at the Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania on Friday night, April 10th. Press Releases4/7
  • Cap Henry)Turning heads in the first race of a season is always a good thing, and Cap Henry did just that on Saturday night. He was set to fire off his 2015 season at Attica Raceway Park, which was hosting the All Star Circuit of Champions. The Bellevue, Ohio native was fast as lightning on his way through the pack. In the main event, gained 15 positions to collect the hard charger honors. Press Releases4/7
  • PennLive)Brian Montieth's speed, car counts, Nate Snyder's career best, highlight central Pennsylvania Sprint Car notes http://www.pennlive.com/4/7
  • NSL)The National Sprint League blasts off this Saturday night, April 11 at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa. The banked 3/8-mile bullring awaits the best sprint car drivers in the Midwest, the country, and indeed the history of the sport! No less than three drivers enshrined in the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame will be in attendance. Twenty-time World of Outlaws champion, Steve Kinser heads that list. He will be joined by a driver who has won virtually every major sprint car race in the country, Sammy Swindell. Another former World of Outlaws champion, and four-time Knoxville Nationals champion, Danny Lasoski will also be on hand. National Sprint League 4/7
  • Brad Doty Classic)Though renewals have been coming in for the 27th Annual Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic presented by Racing Optics, remaining tickets are now open to the public! The event on July 15 at Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima, Ohio will again be sanctioned by the World of Outlaws. “Renewals have been coming in, but we sure want to let the race fans know that there are plenty of seats available,” says race co-promoter Brad Doty. Press Releases4/7
  • Indy Race Parts would like to congratulate Robbie Farr, Logan Jarrett, Jamie Veal, Daniel Petka for Mat Eastham 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 Twitter, @indyraceparts. 4/7
  • Lance Dewease)After impending wet weather claimed Friday night's regular show at Williams Grove Speedway as a rain-out, the Dietz Motorsports team headed to Lincoln Speedway on Saturday ready to claim the top spot at the Spring Championship. But that was not what the day apparently had in store for them. Press Releases4/7

Monday April 6th 2015

May you live to be 100 and may the last voice you hear be mine. Frank Sinatra

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  • Ryan Bernal)Taking the lead from “Hollywood” Danny Faria Jr. on lap six, Hollister’s Ryan Bernal streaked to the feature win at Bakersfield Speedway. By scoring his fifth USAC West Coast Sprint Car triumph of the season, Bernal extended his points lead heading to Saturday’s return to Santa Maria. Jace Vander Weerd, Faria, Troy Rutherford, and “The Kruser” Cory Kruseman rounded out the top-five competitors. Press Releases4/7
  • Blake Skipper)The season could have not ended any better for Blake Skipper after he scored a podium finish on the final night of the Queensland Easter Sprintcar series on Sunday night. After the two opening nights at Toowoomba on Good Friday and Brisbane on Saturday were decimated by rain, teams returned to the Toowoomba Speedbowl under clear skies on Easter Sunday night. Press Releases4/7
  • Ryan Smith)Ryan Smith had such a standout night last Saturday he even surprised himself. Smith led all 40 laps to capture his first career All Star Circuit of Champions feature victory during his debut at Attica Raceway Park. Press Releases4/7
  • Henry VanDam)Henry Van Dam's first race of the season in the Northwest didn't go as planned. Van Dam and the rest of the competitors at Round 1 of the Summer Thunder Sprint Series hosted by Yakima Dirt Track faced challenging track conditions throughout Saturday. Press Releases4/7
  • Chase Johnson)Chase Johnson had a breakout performance last Saturday at Placerville Speedway. Johnson scored his best career 410ci sprint car result after charging from 17th to sixth in the Shawn and Cindy Thomas owned race car during the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series main event. Press Releases4/7
  • USCS)The United Sprint Car Series www.uscsracing.com Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters kicks off its 3rd Annual Hoosier Tire USCS North vs. South Challenge Series this Friday, April 10th at the re-configured 4/10 mile Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, North Carolina, The mini-series has grown from two races in 2013 and four races in 2014 to ten events for the 2015 season.USCS 4/7
  • SOS)Last Saturday night, April 4, 2015, 15 of the Fastest 360 injected Sprintcars rained down on the always fast Southern Raceway, in Milton, FL.. It might have been Easter weekend, but there was no shortage of Fans in the stands.. The night started out right on time and as soon as the “Eagle Motorsports Drivers Meeting” was over, we never looked back..Press Releases4/7
  • Inside Lane)This week’s edition of “The Inside Lane” on ESPN 92.3 FM presented by Custom Metal Coating with Steve Inch and Todd Steward will air at 5 p.m. (EST) Thursday, April 9, featuring interviews with Ryan Smith, Steve Poirier, and Mike Mallett. Press Releases4/7
  • Toby Bellbowen)It was a successful season for Toby Bellbowen Motorsports. Although that feature race win remains elusive for another season, overall, results have been very promising. As the team look to next season, let’s take a moment to reflect on the season that was at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway. Press Releases4/7
  • Tim Kaeding)As his spring tour in California quickly comes to a close, Tim Kaeding is hoping to put a rocky night with the King of the West Series behind him, as he returns to the Placerville Speedway on Wednesday night to take on the World of Outlaws. Press Releases4/7
  • Shawn Wright)Hitting the Placerville Speedway on Saturday night with the King of the West Series, Shawn Wright came from deep in the field to score an 11th place finish. “We had really good speed each time we hit the track again, and we were able to rebound from an early spin, and slowly come back through,” Shawn Wright said. Press Releases4/7
  • Mason Moore)Competing at both the Silver Dollar Speedway and Placerville Speedway over the weekend, Mason Moore had two strong nights going, but a couple of mistakes caused him to finish back a little further than he would have liked. Press Releases4/7
  • Willie Croft)Willie Croft was back racing after taking a few weeks off recovering from an injury, and turned in a nice performance that saw him finish fifth with the King of the West Series on Saturday night at the Placerville Speedway. “It was good to get a top-five finish, but I did not have our car good enough to win,” Croft said. Press Releases4/7
  • Jason Statler)Returning to action with the King of the West Series on Saturday night in Placerville, CA, Jason Statler had an up and down night that ultimately saw ‘The Big Guy’ finish in the 15th spot. “We didn’t time in well, but we did a nice job of digging ourselves out of a hole, but a late restart got us, and we limped home to a 15th place finish,” Jason Statler said. Press Releases4/7
  • Jarrett Soares)Jarrett Soares returned to action with the King of the West Series on Saturday night at the Placerville Speedway, and was able to transfer from the B Main event, and score a 17th place finish in the 30-lap feature event. “Overall I think our weekend went well,” Soares said. “We shook down our new engine, and were ultimately able to move forward during the night.” Press Releases4/7
  • Brian Brown)It had been a while since Brian Brown and the Casey’s General Stores/FVP #21 had tasted victory at I-80 Speedway near Greenwood, Nebraska. The Grain Valley, Missouri driver made up for that last Friday and Saturday night, however, with a pair of feature wins at the “Spring Meltdown”. The team is earnestly preparing for this Saturday night’s National Sprint League opener at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa. Press Releases4/7
  • Joe Stornetta)Returning to action at the Petaluma Speedway after winning the Silver Cup back in March, Joe Stornetta continued to show speed as he picked up a third place finish in a hard fought feature event.“Overall it went well on Saturday night, obviously it would have been nice to win, but the track was super racy, and we were pretty good,” Stornetta said. Press Releases4/7
  • POWRi)As race season at tracks all across the Mid-West begin to heat up, the racing at Belle-Clair Speedway on Friday, April 10th will surely be an event fans will not want to miss. Belle-Clair Speedway's "Battle at Belle-Vegas I" will treat fans to the UMP Kettler & Son's Late Models, POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets, and POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micros. Press Releases4/7
  • OCRS)One of the most anticipated events that was released on the AmeriFlex Hose & Accessories / Oil Capital Racing Series 2015 racing schedule this past winter, was an event tabbed as “Open Wheel Saturday”. Slated for this Saturday night, the event will be held at the Outlaw Motor Speedway in Oktaha OK and will also have Powri West Midgets and the WOW wingless sprints on the program. Racing is set to begin at 7:30 pm. OCRS 4/7
  • Grant Anderson)It might have been a while between drinks, but Grant Anderson returned to the Easter Sprintcar Trail point standings winner’s circle for the second time in his career. After winning his maiden Easter Trail point standings six years ago (2008-09 season), the Vic # 37 Bandag Latrobe Valley / D&F Racing Products supported Maxim driver claimed the 2014-15 season version by virtue of being a model of consistency. Press Releases4/7
  • Florida Open Wheel)Link for race video from Richard Golardi: https://youtu.be/SSqGJQQlQx8 "YouTube video - 2015 King of the Wing Southeast Tour Preview"4/7
  • Valvoline Raceway AU)This Saturday night at Valvoline Raceway sees the curtain come down on the 10th anniversary running of the “Speedcar Super Series” as the points battle between Sydney’s Nathan Smee and Newcastle’s Adam Clarke intensifies. Press Releases4/7
  • Racing Xtravaganza)While it might be the ten months away, race fans need to mark their calendars now for Racing Xtravaganza, your Prescription for Racing Xcitement, once the dust stops flying for the 2015 season in Central Pennsylvania. Formerly known as the Central PA Dirt Trackin’ show, New Oxford’s Scott Gobrecht has purchased the rights and assets of the 33 year old show and has big plans for race fans in 2016. It will be a new beginning, with a new name taking place on a new date inside a new venue.
  • Column)Gaye Carmichael has notes from King of the West at Placerville CA in Sprint Car Notes 4/7
  • Sammy Swindell)Sammy Swindell's next challenge presents itself this Saturday at 34 Raceway. Swindell and car owner Donnie Cooper will invade the 3/8-mile oval during the inaugural National Sprint League event, which will mark Swindell's first 410ci sprint car race since the Knoxville Nationals last August. Press Releases4/7
  • Tony Bruce Jr)Tony Bruce Jr. will have a short trek to reach the track this weekend for an ASCS Red River Region event. Bruce Jr. and his One 8 Motorsports team are slated to compete on Friday at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., which is the closest track to his shop. Press Releases4/7
  • Austen Wheatley)Austen Wheatley will make his World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series debut at Placerville Speedway on Wednesday. The Placerville Short Track Outlaw Showdown will mark the first time since 1992 - the year before Wheatley was born - that the premier sprint car series has raced at the high-banked, quarter-mile oval in Placerville, Calif. It will also be Wheatley's first career race at the track. Press Releases4/7
  • Jason Sides)Jason Sides will return to action with a World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series tripleheader this week. Sides and his team will tackle Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif., on Wednesday for the Placerville Short Track Outlaw Showdown before racing on Saturday and Sunday at Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, Calif., for the Wine Country Outlaw Showdown. Press Releases4/7
  • Dodge City Raceway Park KS)You can hear it in the air around Dodge City, Kansas. It’s the buzz about this weekend’s season opener after Dodge City Raceway Park’s first car show this past weekend.Upwards of 20 different teams had their cars on display at Dodge City’s Village Square Mall prior to Saturday’s practice with complimentary Pepsi and water for all on hand. Press Releases4/7
  • Andee Beierle)Andee Beierle has a unique opportunity this season. Beierle will drive a family owned sprint car throughout the inaugural National Sprint League schedule. It will be her first time competing in a 410ci sprint car. Unfortunately, that will have to wait until after this Saturday's season-opening race. Press Releases4/7
  • Big Game Motorsports)Big Game Motorsports returns to action this Saturday during the inaugural National Sprint League event. Danny Lasoski will guide the Muddy sponsored team into 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, for the first race with the Midwest-based 410ci sprint car series started by his car owner, Tod Quiring. Press Releases4/7
  • Chase Dietz)The 2015 season continued for Chase Dietz on Saturday evening, April 4th at the Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania. Dietz, who pilots the Scott Gobrecht owned no. 44 ‘410’ sprint car each and every Saturday night in the Pigeon Hills, earned his best performance of the season thus far at Lincoln; finishing 11th officially during the 30-lap, $5,000-to-win ‘Sprint Spring Championship.’ Of the 25 cars signed-in for competition, Dietz recorded the 10th fastest time during qualifying time trials. The York, Pennsylvania native finished seventh during his respective heat race. Press Releases4/7
  • Tommy Tarlton)Easton, CA driver, Tommy Tarlton, kicked his 2015 season off in thrilling fashion on Friday night, as he picked up the win at the Ocean Speedway while in action with the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo. Press Releases4/7

2:30pm

RESULTS...

  • 34 Raceway IA)The green flag flew for the 50th year of 34 Raceway Saturday night with the Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders and IMCA Modified Frostbuster. Jerrod Hull, Sikeston, Missouri picked up the win in the Sprint Invader series’ first race of the yearRace Results 4/6
  • Atomic Speedway OH)Veteran drivers Jimmy Stinson (410 sprints), Vandalia, Ohio and Delmas Conley (Late Models) Wheelersburg, Ohio captured the top billed feature races in their respective classes at Atomic Speedway’s 2015 regular season-opener sponsored by AdverTax. Race Results 4/6

PRESS...

  • Premier Speedway AU)The 2015 Geelong Harley Davidson Easter Sprintcar Trail provided three amazing nights of racing with three different feature race winners as Grant Anderson’s consistency was rewarded by claiming the overall Easter Trail points score, claiming the magnificent Geelong Harley Davidson Street 500 along the way. Press Releases4/6
  • USAC)The "Vukovich Classic" this Saturday at Madera (Calif.) Speedway includes USAC's HPD Western Midgets and Dylan Nobile enters the race with a 39-point lead over Toni Breidinger. Toni's sister, Annie, stands third in the points, just seven behind her sister. USAC  4/6
  • USAC)Rico Abreu captivated race fans and participants alike with his 2014 Honda USAC National Midget championship. He swept last year's "Kokomo Midget Grand Prix" at the Kokomo (Ind.) Speedway. This year's series openers at the Kokomo oval unfold this Friday and Saturday. USAC  4/6
  • USAC)USAC's West Coast and Southwest Sprint cars compete this Saturday as Ryan Bernal and Stevie Sussex continue their pursuit of 2015 championships. Bernal has a 23-point lead over Danny Faria Jr. in the West Coast series, which visits Santa Maria (Calif.) Raceway Saturday. Sussex holds a 27-point lead over defending Southwest champ R.J. Johnson entering Saturday's race at Cocopah Speedway in Yuma. USAC  4/6
  • USAC)The opening races in the 2015 King of the Wing and Auto Value Bumper to Bumper Sprint Car Series unfold this weekend in the southeast and both races also count toward this year's regional Southern Sprint championship. USAC  4/6
  • USAC)Upcoming AMSOIL USAC National Sprint races are next on the calendar the weekend of April 17 and 18. Chase Stockon continues as the point leader entering the April 17 race at the Bloomington (Ind.) Speedway and the April 18 "Spring Showdown" at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind. USAC  4/6
  • Calistoga Speedway CA)As part of his 80th birthday weekend we’re happy to have Calistoga Speedway legend LeRoy Van Conett as the Grand Marshall for this weekend’s Wine Country Outlaw showdown. The driver simply known as the “Dragon from Galt” is the all-time leader in career wins at the half-mile, with 31 victories to his credit. Press Releases4/6
  • Triple X Race Co)The Easter Bunny delivered big pay checks and big trophies for drivers using XXX chassis over Easter weekend. Triple X Race Components congratulates all of our winners from the weekend, including Ryan Smith who beat The All Stars at Attica, Aaron Ott at Port Royal, Brian Montieth at Lincoln, Aaron Reutzel on both Friday and Saturday night, JJ Hickle over the STSS at Yakima and last but certainly not least, Dylan Willsher, the new Australia Formula 500 champion in his XXX 600. You don’t have to wait for a mythical rabbit to deliver wins to your race team – the best sprint car, 600 and midget chassis and components are just a click away at www.xxxraceco.com or a simple call to 866.632.9925. Triple X Race Components – Race Hard! 4/6
  • TJ Michael)Texan T.J. Michael earned his second ‘305’ sprint car victory of the 2015 season on Saturday evening, April 4th at the Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio. Michael, who went double duty at the Attica bullring on Saturday night, captured his second victory of the season in the Tim Michael owned no. 18 during the annual HD Supply ‘Spring Nationals.’ Press Releases4/6
  • Reddick Motorsports) Joey Montgomery gets the clean sweep in the 410 sprint car division opening night at St. Francois County Speedway in Farmington, MO. Montgomery drives the Joe and Jodie Reddick owned, Champion Racing Oil, Kueker Farms, Cooper Racing Products, Protect the Harvest, O Donley Racing Engines, Maxim. Photos by Kirby Laws 4/6
  • Ocean Sprints)After opening the season last weekend the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo will be right back in action this Friday night April 10 at the Ocean Speedway in Watsonville for round number two. Press Releases4/6
  • Shannon McQueen)After years of calling Bakersfield Speedway her home track and racing there several times in midget action, this past weekend Shannon made her first ever sprint car appearance at the 1/3 mile clay oval. Coming off an eighth place finish at this same track a few weeks prior in her midget, Shannon and her V & M Motorsports team had high hopes of making improvements on the team’s results from so far this year. Twenty seven USAC West Coast Sprint Cars filled the pits, in addition to other regular Bakersfield support classes. Press Releases4/6
  • USCS)The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters (www.uscsracing.com) returns to the totally re-designed red dirt 4/10 mile racing surface at Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, North Carolina for a full night of racing action on Friday, April 10th during the 7th annual USCS “Thunder in Carolina” Sprint Car Nationals. The event for winged sprint cars also includes the Round #1 of the 10 race USCS North vs. South Shootout challenge series presented by the Georgia based United Sprint Car Series (USCS). The USCS is in its nineteenth season of competition. USCS 4/6

 

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