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SPEEDWAY MOTORS/CHAMPION OIL POINTS
1. 27 Greg Hodnett 50
2. 99M Kyle Moody 35
3. 55K Robbie Kendall 30
4. 19M Brent Marks 25
5. 11C Cory Haas 20
6. 87 Alan Krimes 18
7. 21 Brian Montieth 16
8. 16 Gerard McIntyre Jr 14
9. 48 Danny Dietrich 12
10. 22 Cole Duncan 10

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This is a collection of some of the best writers and photographers in the country all with one purpose in mind SPRINT CARS. We have every corner of the U.S. covered here so sit back and check out some of the great columns, race results, & photos. If you have any sprint car news, results, or photos please send them to me. 
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KO's Indiana Bullring Scene Kevin Oldham 11/3 Dirt Divas Camisha Miller 1/15 Hoosier Race Report Danny Burton (IN) 2/23
Florida Open Wheel Richard Golardi 3/23 Tri-State Outlook Duane Hancock (OH/IN/MI) 3/19 Not Just Another Racing Column Pastor Dudley Balmer 2/28

Wagsworld Ken Wagner (CRA/USAC) 2/24

From the Grandstand Ron Rodda (CA) 3/16

A Typical Weekend Pat & Bruce Eckel 3/26

BillW's Knoxville News Bill Wright 11/16 Directory Assistance Gordy Killian 11/19 Sprint Car Notes Gaye Carmichael 3/23

Retired famed Sprint Car chauffeurs Mark Cassella and Bob Felmlee hold their plaques after getting inducted in the Lernerville Speedway's Hall of Fame for their accomplishments at the track behind their steering wheels...........ANOTHER HEIN BROTHERS' "ACTION" PHOTOGRAPH

Tyler Thomas made his way to victory lane with a last-lap pass in Friday night's 305 Sprint Car Shootout at Las Cruces' Southern New Mexico Speedway. Lonnie Wheatley photos

Danny Dietrich in the Kauffman Racing 48 wins opening night at Williams Grove Speedway PA    Loren Carman

 

 

 

Rico Abreu won an exciting A main in Chico at the opening of the Mini Gold Cup, followed by Sean Becker and Jonathan Allard. Photos by Steven Cox http://SprintCarPhotos.com

 

James McFadden won his second Sprintcar A Main at Valvoline Raceway on 28 March, defeating Toby Bellbowen and Robbie Farr. Gary Reid photo.

 

 

  Blake Hahn wins ASCS Gulf South at Golden Triangle Raceway Park TX 3/27  Ron Skinner Photos

Chico CA at the opening of the Mini Gold Cup Terry Schank jr wins the wingless main event.  Photo by Steven Cox http://SprintCarPhotos.com

  

 

Showing off their awards are the drivers in the top ten Lernerville Speedway's 2014 Sprint Car Point Standing with (left to right) sixth place's AJ Flick, fifth's Brent Matus, point champion's Carl Bowser, runner up Brandon Matus, fourth's Dan Shetler, tenth's Brandon Spithaler, and car owner Bob McMillin accepting third place award for his driver Mike Lutz...........ANOTHER HEIN BROTHERS' "ACTION" PHOTOGRAPH

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"It looks like we are off to a good start. We survived Day 1 at Lincoln and came here to win, so we will keep rolling."Danny Dietrich winning opening night at Williams Grove Speedway

 

This year champ, Carl Bowser nabs his second in his career Lernerville Speedway's Sprint Car Point Champion honors after winning the title in both 2011 and 2014...........ANOTHER HEIN BROTHERS' "ACTION" PHOTOGRAPH

 

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3/28 Park City KS

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3/28 Park City KS

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3/28 Peoria AZ

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Danny Dietrich in the Kauffman Racing 48 wins opening night at Williams Grove  Speedway PA Kris Keath

   

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Saturday March 28th 2015

Life would be tragic if it weren't funny. Stephen Hawking

12:20pm

RESULTS...

  • Valvoline Raceway AU)A pair of James’ went home happy tonight. James McFadden won the main event and James Thompson won the Track Championship at Valvoline Raceway tonight in front of an excellent crowd and a stout field of 59 Sprintcars. Race Results3/28

PRESS...

  • Lincoln Speedway PA)Lincoln Speedway has postponed Saturday's 3/28 racing action until Sunday, 3/29, 4 PM, due to the weather.3/28
  • USCS)Due to impending cold weather with temperatures predicted as low as 24 degrees. ..the USCS Toccoa Tangle Saturday nite races have been cancelled. Congratulations to Friday nights winners. Refunds for those who purchased two-day tickets to the event will be available on Monday.3/28

2:00am

RESULTS...

  • ASCS Gulf South)Blake Hahn wins ASCS Gulf South at Golden Triangle Raceway Park TX A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 52-Blake Hahn[3]; 2. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek[15]; 3. 3H-Brandon Hanks[7]; 4. 28-Tommy Bryant[11]; 5. 1A-Kevin Ramey[12]; 6. 51-Caleb Martin[2]; 7. 17T-Greg Rilat[8]; 8. 25M-Michael McNeil[6]; 9. 14L-Michael Lang[9]; 10. 88-Scottie McDonald[13]; 11. 76-Zane Lawrence[14]; 12. 5X-Tyson Hall[19]; 13. 24-Larry Howery[10]; 14. 17-Parker Price-Miller[18]; 15. 4X-Shawn Petersen[1]; 16. 17X-Josh Baughman[17]; 17. 19-Klint Angelette[20]; 18. (DNF) 15T-Travis Elliott[16]; 19. (DNF) 14-Channin Tankersley[5]; 20. (DNF) B51-Johnny Brown[4]3/28
  • PennLive)A crack in the engine block before warm ups on opening night would frustrate even the most experienced driver. It takes a lot more to rattle Danny Dietrich. http://www.pennlive.com/3/28
  • Southern New Mexico Speedway)A sixth-to-first monster move on the opening lap would have been a spectacular way for Tyler Thomas to kick off Southern New Mexico Speedway’s Sixth Annual Border International Trucks 305 Sprint Car Shootout. But, since the move of epic proportion never technically happened due to a caution flag, the young gun from Owasso, OK, scripted another outlandish way to come away with Friday night’s 25-lap preliminary win by sliding past race-long leader John Carney II on the final round to score the dramatic win. Race Results 3/28
  • Silver Dollar Speedway CA)360 sprints...Rico Abreu, Sean Becker, Jonathan Allard, Mason Moore, Dominic Scelzi, Garen Linder, Colby Wiesz, Brad Bumgarner, Skyler Gee, John Michael Bunch, Wheeler, Monahan, Martin, Walberg, Ing, Hamilton, Price, Reeves, Butler, Forsberg. 3/28
  • Photos)Kris Keath photos from Danny Dietrich's win on opening night at Williams Grove Speedway and Ron Skinner shots from Blake Hahn's win at GTRP TX ASCS Gulf South are in SpeedShotz3/28

Friday March 27th 2015

If I'd observed all the rules, I'd never have got anywhere. Marilyn Monroe

11:50pm

RESULTS...

  • Williams Grove Speedway PA)Danny Dietrich wins opening night 2015....25 laps: 1. Danny Dietrich, 2. Steve Buckwalter, 3. Brian Montieth, 4. Mark Smith, 5. Greg Hodnett, 6. Lance Dewease, 7. Brent Marks, 8. Freddie Rahmer, 9. Lucas Wolfe, 10. Cory Haas, 11. Rick Lafferty, 12. Brock Zearfoss, 13. Austin Hogue, 14. Glenndon Forsythe, 15. Rodney Westhafer, 16. Wayne Dadetto, 17. Alan Krimes, 18. Ryan Smith, 19. Nicole Bower, 20. Aaron Ott, 21. Pat Cannon, 22. Ryan Wilson, 23. Brandon Rahmer Central PA3/27

PRESS...

  • Steve Kinser)Sprint car icon Steve Kinser will continue his illustrious career during the 2015 season by competing in a number of events behind the wheel of the Tony Stewart Racing No. 11 Bad Boy Buggies J&J. After starting 2015 racing in the inaugural Winter Heat event at Cocopah Speedway and competing during the Florida Speedweeks with the All-Star Circuit of Champions and the World of Outlaws, Kinser was scheduled to resume his campaign Saturday with the All-Stars, but Mother Nature washed out the event. His return to action will now take place Saturday, April 11 at 34 Raceway where “The King of the Outlaws” will be part of the first-ever National Sprint League sanctioned event.Press Releases3/27
  • SLS Promotions/Burlington IA)Tickets are now on sale for the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series event at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, on Friday, June 26 and can be purchased online at http://slspromotions.ticketforce.com/34raceway or by calling SLS Promotions at 815-344-2023. Press Releases3/27

1:50pm

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  • ASCS Red River)The month of March has not been kind as Mother Nature has poured rain on nearly everyone’s parade. The prolong rain fall has had long reaching consequences as East Texas Speedway has been forced to pull their event scheduled for Saturday, April 4 with the American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Red River Region presented by Smiley’s Racing Products due to track repair and improvements falling behind due to the weather. ASCS 3/27
  • Toby Bellbowen)It’s the last hit out of the season for Toby Bellbowen and the team this Saturday night, March 28 at Valvoline Raceway. Sitting in 6th place in the prestigious track championship it’s a position that the team has had to work hard for given a recent bout of bad luck. Press Releases3/27
  • Blake Skipper)Blake Skipper’s season in Sydney comes to a conclusion tomorrow night, Saturday March 25 when the Sprintcar Track Championship finishes up for 2014/15. It has been a character building year for the 22 year old Kirrawee resident as he chases a top 15 finish, which, although is not a true representation of his ability, is a good result due to the struggles. Press Releases3/27
  • Jackson Delamont)Jackson Delamont goes into tomorrow night’s grand final of the Sprintcar Track Championship at Valvoline Raceway leading the Month of Money series which pays a very handsome $5,000 to win. To win the ‘series within a series’ would be a fitting way to see season 2014/15 out after a tremendous main event victory last Saturday night. Added to the possible March series win, Jackson also sits in fifth in the track championship and looks set to wrap up that position, which has been a great effort by the team. Press Releases3/27
  • ESS)As the 32nd Anniversary Tour opener for the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS) is right around the corner, adding to the sponsorship programs remains in high gear. New for 2015 will be the Beard Sewer and Drain Determination Award that will be awarded at each full point event. Press Releases3/27
  • USAC)Powering past Trey Marcham on lap sixteen, Norco’s Ronnie Gardner won the shortened 20-lap season opening feature at Bakersfield Speedway. With the victory, Gardner earned his twelfth career Honda USAC Western Midget Series victory, tying Tommy White and Jay Drake for twelfth overall on the series win list. Marcham, Scott Pierovich, David Prickett, and Randi Pankratz followed Gardner to the checkered flags. USAC 3/27
  • USAC)Taking the lead from Dave Darland on lap fifteen, Concord, California’s “The Demon” Damion Gardner claimed the “Eighth Annual Copper on Dirt” victory at USA Raceway. For Gardner, the Tucson 30-lap feature win marked his series leading fifty-eighth Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car triumph. The 3-time champion was followed by Brady Bacon, fast qualifier Mike Spencer, Matt Mitchell and “Chargin” Charles Davis Jr. USAC 3/27
  • USAC)In one of the most dramatic finishes in the history of Tucson’s USA Raceway, Brady Bacon of Broken Arrow Oklahoma won the opening night of the “8th Annual Copper On Dirt.” For Bacon, last Friday night’s 30-lap Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car triumph was the veteran driver’s first series victory. Josh Hodges, “The Demon” Damion Gardner, “The People’s Champion” Dave Darland, and Mike Spencer followed Bacon to the checkered flags. USAC 3/27
  • Ohsweken Speedway ONT)Drivers and teams are reminded that Ohsweken Speedway will be holding registration and information meetings for all five of the track’s weekly Friday night racing divisions this Sunday, March 29 in the Wayne Gretzky Room at the Best Western Brant Park Inn located at 19 Holiday Drive in Brantford, Ontario. Press Releases3/27
  • Port Royal Speedway PA)Impending afternoon rain has forced Port Royal Speedway to cancel the Thursday, March 26 practice session slated for tonight from 6 – 9 pm. With afternoon and late day rains and a storm front predicted on a work night when the practice was slated, it seemed the most prudent move was to call off the practice in plenty of time for everyone involved to plan accordingly. Beyond that, the extreme harsh winter temperatures expected Saturday in the area has also forced officials to again cancel the planned season opener slated for Saturday night, March 28. Central PA 3/27
  • MSCS)The 2015 Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series racing season will begin on April 11th with the first of four visits the series will make to Lincoln Park Speedway this year. Once again the Indiana Open Wheel.Com Racin’ Fest and Fireworks Extravaganza will be the special attraction for opening night at the Putnamville, IN, facility which is located on U.S. Highway 40. Press Releases3/27

Thursday March 26th 2015

There's a way to do it better - find it. Thomas A. Edison

6:00pm

PRESS...

  • Donny Schatz)After ending his California winless streak last Saturday night, six-time and reigning World of Outlaws (WoO) Sprint Car Series champion Donny Schatz is ready to pocket more gold this weekend. The driver of the of Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing’s (TSR) No. 15 Bad Boy Buggies/Chevrolet Performance J&J continues the California bullring battles Saturday and Sunday with the Mini Gold Cup at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico and at Antioch Speedway. Press Releases3/26
  • ASCS Gulf South)ASCS Gulf South sprint car racing this Friday and Saturday night. The rain is GONE and a stellar field of 30 drivers are expected including, Channin Tankersley, Seth Bergman, Parker Price Miller, Aaron Reutzel, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Ray Allen Kulhanek, Kevin Ramey, Chris Sweeney, Tommy Bryant, Brandon Hanks, Josh Baughman, Michael Lang, Blake Hahn, Travis Elliott and Klint Angelette. This will be one of the best events ever held at Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont on Friday night and Battleground Speedway on Saturday night. $3,000.00 to the winner both nights , $1,500.00 for 2nd and $1,000.00 for 3rd , $310.00 to start with an extra $1,000.00 bonus to with both nights. $7,000.00 in cash for a clean sweep! 3/26

  • Attica Raceway Park OH)The new University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions will invade Attica Raceway Park to open “Ohio’s Finest Racing” venue’s 2015 season in the 24th Annual HD Supply Spring Nationals on Friday and Saturday, April 3 and 4. The nation’s oldest winged sprint car touring series has competed at Attica 104 times in the track’s history and will visit the track five times in 2015. It will be the first point’s race for the All Stars though they held five non-points races in Florida during February which saw Kerry Madsen claim three wins with 2014 All Star Eastern Region Champion Greg Hodnett and former World of Outlaws Champion Daryn Pittman claiming the other two wins. Press Releases3/26
  • J&J Auto Racing)Decorated Sprint car champions Donny Schatz and Terry Gray were victorious last weekend piloting J&J Auto Racing Sprint cars in California and Mississippi. Schatz earned his second World of Outlaws triumph of the season in the Tony Stewart Racing No. 15 Bad Boy Buggies J&J at the Stockton (California) Dirt Track, while Gray picked up his first Southern Outlaw Sprinters event at Hattiesburg Speedway. Press Releases3/26
  • St Croix Valley Raceway WI)St. Croix Valley Raceway (SCVR) in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin, is pleased to announce its 2015 schedule with new and traditional events sure to please both the race fan and the person looking for a different entertainment experience. Historically, SCVR has earned the reputation as the place to be on Friday nights for the intense racing action on the mile “bullring” and other nightly entertainment that is offered throughout the season. Such will be the case in 2015 as SCVR’s schedule will include traditional events such as the Thunder in the Valley Series, Open Wheel Nationals, and the Kouba Memorial for the Wing Sprint Car fan and the Bullring Blast for the hard core Late Model enthusiasts.Press Releases3/26
  • Brownstown Speedway IN)The No Way Out 40 has been pushed back to Sunday. Gates at noon. Hotlapping at 3:30.Non Wing Sprint Cars... $7500 to win3/26

2:00pm

PRESS...

  • ASCS Gulf South)Drivers expected for this weekends Gulf South Series Gulf Coast Nationals Friday night March 27th at Golden Triangle Raceway Park and Saturday March 28th night at Battleground Speedway! PLUS $1,000.00 Bonus to win both nights. $7,000.00 for clean sweep weekend! ASCS 3/26
  • Port Royal Speedway PA)Impending afternoon rain has forced Port Royal Speedway to cancel the Thursday, March 26 practice session slated for tonight from 6 - 9 pm. With afternoon and late day rains and a storm front predicted on a work night when the practice was slated, it seemed the most prudent move was to call off the practice in plenty of time for everyone involved to plan accordingly. Beyond that, the extreme harsh winter temperatures expected Saturday in the area has also forced officials to again cancel the planned season opener slated for Saturday night, March 28. Central PA 3/26
  • Grandview Speedway PA)Ma Nature or is it Pa Nature continues to create problems for local speedways as they try to get the 2015 season underway. Grandview Speedway had planned a Free-to-the-Public practice session for Saturday, March 28th but because of saturated grounds created by heavy rains the practice is now set for Thursday, April 2nd starting at 6 p.m. and running until 10 p.m. “We felt it was important for racers to have some track time before the season starts,” said track operator Bruce Rogers. “The weather picture is looking brighter during the week and we are making every to get the practice in on Thursday.3/26
  • Valvoline Raceway AU)This Saturday is the culmination of one of the most historic Sydney Sprintcar Premierships ever conducted, and it goes right down to the wire between points leader James Thompson and rival Ben Atkinson. Atkinson has two track championships to his credit already and a bagful of main event wins, whereas Thompson has yet to win a main event or track title in his 15 years. Press Releases3/26
  • Susquehanna Speedway Park PA)The Susquehanna Speedway Park has postponed the scheduled Test & Tune on Saturday, March 28 to Sunday, March 29 due to the predicted freezing temperatures on Saturday. On Sunday, the gates will open at 2:00 p.m. with practice sessions rotating for each class from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Central PA 3/26
  • Column)Pat & Bruce Eckel have Copper On Dirt notes in A Typical Weekend 3/26
  • SLS Promotions/Huron SD)Tickets are now on sale for the inaugural World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series event at Dakota State Fair Speedway in Huron, South Dakota, sponsored by Iverson’s Chrysler-Dodge of Huron & Mitchell on Saturday, June 20, and can be purchased online at http://slspromotions.ticketforce.com/DakotaStateFairSpeedway or by calling SLS Promotions at 815-344-2023. 3/26
  • USAC)This Saturday, March 28th, the cars and stars of the USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series will invade Hanford, California’s newly rechristened Keller Auto Speedway at Kings Fairgrounds. Promoted by Bubby Morse and Ron Vander Weerd, the fourth point race of the season will also feature the Western RaceSaver Wing Sprints, Mini Stocks, and Stock Cars. The pit gates will open at 3:00pm, the front gates open at 5:30pm, and racing is scheduled for 7:00pm.USAC 3/26

Wednesday March 25th 2015

Do your damnedest in an ostentatious manner all the time. George S. Patton

9:00pm

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  • All Stars)The All Star Circuit of Champions season opening points event set for March 28th at Atomic Speedway in Waverly, Ohio has been canceled. Forecasted rain for the next two days and below freezing temperatures on race day caused officials to cancel the event. “We are chomping at the bit and really wanted to get our first points race in this weekend, but it certainly wouldn’t be fair to the track, racers and the fans”, said Don Grabey, Series Director for the All Stars. “Mother Nature always seems to have her input in these early spring events, hopefully she cooperates next weekend for our events at Attica.” All Stars 3/25
  • Lindas Speedway PA)Linda’s Speedway has canceled its March 27th opening night Steve Buch Memorial race because of wet conditions continuing from the recent snow fall and rain. Speedway officials were hoping for drying throughout the week and although there was a considerable amount of drying, with the rain Wednesday and predicted rain Thursday, there was not enough. After meeting about conditions Wednesday night, the decision has been made to cancel the event. “We just didn’t want to start the year off with a muddy, bad, and gloomy night,” said Linda Speedway promoter Linda Batz. The focus will immediately turn to the Friday April 3rd event featuring the RTS Chassis sponsored 270 Micro Sprints, Hoosier Tire Wingless 600 Sprints, and the return of the American Racing Drivers Club to the quarter mile. The ARDC Midgets will run time trials for this event. Reminder that grandstand admission for this event will be $8.3/25
  • PennLive)2015 Sprint Car season preview: Five storylines heading into the seasonhttp://www.pennlive.com/ 3/25
  • David Gravel)Shaking off a frustrating weekend at the Thunderbowl in Tulare, CA, David Gravel put together a nice weekend in Stockton, CA that saw him pick up a fourth place finish on Saturday night. “This Roth Motorsports team has been working hard all year and it’s great to get a really good finish,” Gravel said. Press Releases3/25
  • Sam Hafertepe Jr)Sam Hafertepe Jr. is searching for his first victory of the season this weekend when he invades the ASCS Gulf South Region's season-opening doubleheader. Hafertepe Jr. will compete on Friday at Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas, and on Saturday at Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas. Press Releases3/25
  • Civil War)After a thrilling season opener last Friday night, the Civil War Series Presented By Flowmaster comes back to life on Saturday night as the series is set to invade the Petaluma Speedway for the first of three stops in 2015. 2014 saw the series put on two action packed shows at the Petaluma Speedway, and coming off a very exciting season opener, anticipation is growing for the series to come back to life. KoW, JH Wingless, Civil War 3/25
  • World of Outlaws)These days World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series driver Paul McMahan calls Nashville, Tenn. home but make no mistake, the CJB Motorsports driver is a California native who cut his teeth on tracks throughout the Golden State. "It's where I grew up, all my family is still here pretty much," said McMahan, who hails from Elk Grove, Calif. "I always enjoy coming back here. I get to see a lot of friends I don't get see much during the season. I get to race with guys that I raced with back when I was in California so it's always good time. I get to go to racetracks I really enjoy going to." DIRT/World of Outlaws 3/25
  • Aaron Reutzel)Aaron Reutzel put together another strong weekend aboard the Shark-powered BC Fundz/Basic One Services No. 87 Triple X Sprint Car with a pair of podium finishes in ASCS Southwest competition during this past weekend’s Copper on Dirt at Tucson’s USA Raceway. Press Releases3/25
  • Joey Saldana)This weekend World of Outlaws competition remains in California with a Saturday, March 28, stop at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico and a Sunday, March 29, event at Antioch Speedway. Joey Saldana, driver of the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop sprint car, is a four-time winner at Silver Dollar . His most recent victory at this quarter-mile high- banked oval was in September of 2013 in the Motter 71M. Normally the Outlaws visit Chico on the Spring Swing and again during the fall, but last year the spring event was rained out. Press Releases3/25
  • Knoxville Raceway IA)Knoxville Raceway has announced the debut of its fantasy racing series, which will run in tandem with the Lucas Oil Knoxville Championship Cup Series. The fantasy series will encompass all 18 races in the Championship Cup series, and includes the 410, 360, and 305 classes. Press Releases3/25
  • USCS)The 4th annual “Toccoa Tangle” is set for Friday, March 27th and Saturday, March 28th at the historic Toccoa Raceway in Toccoa, Georgia. The huge two-day racing event at the freshly re-modeled unique 5/16 mile D-shaped northeast Georgia raceway is co-headlined by twoof the area’s most popular racing divisions, the 120 mile per hour United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars and the popular Southeastern Late Model Sportsman Series USCS 3/25
  • Kevin Swindell)Kevin Swindell will make his winged sprint car season debut this Saturday at 81 Speedway. Swindell is set to drive for Jeff Smith at the 3/8-mile track located in Park City, Kan., during the 5th annual Air Capital Shootout with the NCRA. The event pays a series-record $6,000 to win. Press Releases3/25
  • Tyson Hall)Tyson Hall is aiming to record his first career top five at both tracks hosting the ASCS Gulf South Region season-opening doubleheader this weekend. Hall's best result at Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas, which is the site for Friday's race, is a 10th-place result during the 2013 season. Press Releases3/25

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  • NCRA)The $6000 to win, Pepsi presented, fifth annual "Air Capital Shootout" that opens the 2015 race season for the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products sprint car division at 81 Speedway in Park City this Saturday night is not only the largest payout in the series sprint car history, it is also bringing out some of the biggest names in the region. Press Releases3/25
  • Paul McMahan)As the 2015 season rolls on for the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, title favorites are beginning to emerge. With a pair of top-5's at the Stockton (Calif. ) Dirt Track, CJB Motorsports driver Paul McMahan finds himself right in the thick of the championship chase. Press Releases3/25
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  • Ocean Sprints)The Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo are pleased to announce that the various nightly incentives, including the fast time award, hard luck award and hard charger award will continue during the 2015 racing season. Each of the awards will pay $100 cash at all of the 16 Ocean Sprints events this year at the Ocean Speedway in Watsonville. Press Releases3/25
  • Attica Raceway Park OH)The calendar says spring is here. Someone forgot to tell Mother Nature. Very cold temperatures have prompted Attica Raceway Park to pull the plug on the season opener scheduled for Friday, March 27. The track will not utilize the scheduled rain date of Saturday. “Temperatures are forecasted to be a high in the low 30s and lows in the low 20s both days. We don’t want to subject the fans or put the race teams and their equipment in peril,” said Rex LeJeune, Director of Operations at ARP. The season opener will now be the two-day HD Supply Spring Nationals featuring the University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions on Friday and Saturday, April 3 and 4. Gates will open Friday at 4 p.m. with racing underway at 7:45 p.m. Gates will open Saturday at 4 p.m. with racing underway at 7 p.m. For more information go to www.atticaracewaypark.com 3/25
  • SANSW)A massive field of 58 cars will battle for the win in the Valvoline Raceway Sprintcar Track Championship grand final this Saturday night, March 28. All eyes will be on the two combatants for the track title: James Thompson and Ben Atkinson. The two have been locked in an intense battle for weeks and this weekend is it, the last time to score vital points in the race to be number 1 in season 2014/15. Press Releases3/25
  • Shawn Wright)After spending the last two weekends taking on the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, Shawn Wright will put his 360ci engine back in his machine, and make his first start with the Civil War Sprint Car Series at the Petaluma Speedway on Saturday night. Press Releases3/25
  • Ian Madsen)Ian Madsen and his KCP Racing team have not had quite the trip out West they were hoping for, but after a weekend in Stockton, CA, Madsen is pleased with the direction the team is headed. “We still are not quite where we want to be yet, but overall it was an encouraging weekend,” Madsen said. Press Releases3/25
  • Harli White)With the Midwest still feeling the effects of Winter, Harli White and her team opted to kick their season off this past weekend during the Copper on Dirt in Tucson, AZ. “We had some bugs to work out, and that showed, but we think we got things sorted out, and we are already looking forward to this coming weekend,” White said. Press Releases3/25
  • NSL)The excitement is building for the season opener for the new National Sprint League! The event at the 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa on Saturday, April 11 is even bigger with the addition to the field of the “King of the Outlaws” Steve Kinser! The 20-time World of Outlaws champion and 12-time Knoxville Nationals champion will be piloting the #11 Bad Boy Buggies/Chevrolet Performance/J&J for Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing. National Sprint League 3/25
  • Premier Speedway AU)The 2015 Geelong Harley Davidson Easter Sprintcar Trail has once again attracted some of the best Sprintcar drivers from around Australia as they all they go in search of claiming the major overall prize – a magnificent Harley Davidson Street 500. Press Releases3/25

Tuesday March 24th 2015

"If you have time after a heat race to tweet what just happened. Someone who didn't tweet is going to wax your butt!"  Fred Rahmer on Winged Nation

11:50pm

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  • Craig Dollansky)The early season West Coast swing in ‘The Golden State’ for the World of Outlaws continued this past weekend for Craig Dollansky and the Destiny Motorsports #7 team as they took to Stockton Dirt Track for the FVP Western Spring Shootout. Press Releases3/24
  • ESS)In a special joint sponsorship effort Fox Shocks and Fastline Performance from Chadwicks, NY joined the Lucky Giveaway Program for the first time in 2014. Fox Shocks is recognized worldwide and is entering the world of dirt track sprint car racing in a big way. Press Releases3/24
  • Attica Raceway Park OH)In short track racing it used to be once you were lapped it was nearly impossible to gain any positions throughout the rest of the race. That will change at Attica Raceway Park in 2015. A new rule this season will be the “Lucky Dog” honor. Lapped cars will still be required to go to the tail on a yellow or red flag. However in the A-main only, the lapped cars will receive one Lucky Dog – they will be put back on the lead lap one time providing they did not bring out that yellow or red flag and are not two laps or more down. Press Releases3/24
  • Column)"TBARA Plans to Get Back on Track, Florida Pavement Meltdown Averted" by Richard Golardi Florida Open Wheel 3/24

  • Sammy Swindell)Sammy Swindell has a dominant track record at 81 Speedway. Swindell claimed the first five World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series races in the early 1980s at the 3/8-mile, semi-banked oval in Park City, Kan., where he will return for the first time in as long as he can remember this Saturday for the 5th annual Air Capital Shootout with the NCRA. Press Releases3/24
  • Jack Dover)Jack Dover has won a feature at 81 Speedway during each of the past two years. Dover, whose season opener was cancelled last weekend in Texas because of rain, is seeking to extend that streak when he kicks off the season at the 3/8-mile oval in Wichita Falls, Kan., this Saturday during the 5th annual Air Capital Shootout with the NCRA.
  • Chase Johnson)Chase Johnson is looking forward to a pair of smaller tracks this weekend as the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series continues to tour California. Johnson will pilot a 410ci sprint car owned by Shawn and Cindy Thomas on Saturday at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., for the Mini Gold Cup and on Sunday at Antioch Speedway in Antioch, Calif., with the premier sprint car series. Press Releases3/24
  • Valvoline Raceway AU)He’s one of Australian Speedway’s most treasured ‘larrikins’. Possessing a cheeky grin, a penchant for a cold beer and a personal Speedway collection of cars, bikes and memorabilia that would rival anyone in the world, Bob “The Streak” Blacklaw is a larger than life character who was a feared racer at any circuit he showed up to – particularly Parramatta City Raceway. Press Releases3/24
  • Canyon Speedway Park AZ)The action heats up Saturday night as the USAC Southwest non-wing Sprint Cars take to the 1/3-mile Canyon Speedway Park for the annual running of the prestigious Hose Advantage Hank Arnold Memorial. Press Releases3/24
  • Silver Dollar Speedway CA)The Greatest Show on Dirt, the World of Outlaw sprint car series, returns to the historic Silver Dollar Speedway this Saturday night, March 28. The last time the Outlaws raced at Chico was on September 6, 2014 when local driver Jonathan Allard beat the greatest drivers in the world on his home track. In fact, Allard became the first Chico native to win the exclusive Gold Cup Race of Champions Saturday night main event.Press Releases3/24
  • Jason Sides)Jason Sides wasn't able to win a World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series race last weekend at Stockton Dirt Track, but he did steal the show on Sunday night. Sides capped the doubleheader midway through the main event by executing a move in his sprint car only a figure skater would attempt. Press Releases3/24
  • Ryan Smith)Ryan Smith has been looking forward to this weekend for more than two and a half months. After kicking off the year by competing at five races in Arizona during the first two weeks of January, Smith has been preparing for a breakout season that begins this weekend. He will compete on Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., before making his debut at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, with the All Star Circuit of Champions on Saturday. Press Releases3/24
  • Logan Schuchart)Shark Racing is ready to put last weekend at Stockton Dirt Track in the rearview mirror. "We were better than last season, but not where we want to be," Logan Schuchart said. "We learned setups, how to drive it and some things to do for next year when we return though." Press Releases3/24
  • The Cushion)The T2 Digital Staff is pleased to announce that an agreement with veteran videographer, Dean Mills, has been reached with the Civil War Series and King of the West Series to carry On Demand content from all 36 races during 2015 on TheCushion.Com. Press Releases3/24
  • Trey Starks)Trey Starks continued his streak of making World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series main events last weekend during a doubleheader at Stockton Dirt Track. "We haven't missed an A Main this year, which is pretty tough to accomplish," he said. "We're priding ourselves on that and hoping to capitalize on it a little more. We're starting to qualify better again. Qualifying inside the inversion is the key to your night. We missed it by a couple of spots on Saturday and then we had to do some battling in our heat and didn't get through it." Press Releases3/24
  • Austen Wheatley)Qualifying is an emphasis for Austen Wheatley. "We've got the same speed as everyone else when we race, but when we don't qualify inside the heat race inversion that puts us in a tough spot," he said. "We have to improve our qualifying times." Press Releases3/24
  • Derek Hagar)Derek Hagar is aiming for at least one victory when he invades Toccoa Speedway this weekend. Hagar is driving for Jeff McCall during the USCS doubleheader on Friday and Saturday at the 5/16-mile track in Toccoa, Ga., during the 4th annual Toccoa Tangle. Press Releases3/24
  • Brandon Hanks)Brandon Hanks will head to Texas for a sprint car doubleheader this weekend assuming the weather holds out. Hanks is slated to compete during the ASCS Gulf South Region season-opening weekend, which had been scheduled for two weeks ago before it was postponed because of rain. He will race this Friday at Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont and Saturday at Battleground Speedway in Highlands. Press Releases3/24
  • Channin Tankersley)Patience is certainly a virtue for Channin Tankersley, whose season opener has been delayed each of the past two weekends because of weather. "We've had a little more time to go through everything so that was a bright spot," he said. "The weather is looking a little better this weekend so hopefully it will stay dry and we can race." Press Releases3/24

1:50pm

PRESS...

  • ASCS Lucas Oil)Arkansas’s I-30 Speedway is a long standing tradition with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series. The site of the first National Tour event in 1993, Tracey Clay has confirmed her famed quarter-mile oval for five nights of racing in 2015, including the $15,000 to win, 28th annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires. ASCS 3/24
  • Destiny Motorsports)Though the results are not quite what Destiny Motorsports and Craig Dollansky are looking for, the team is continuing to work hard and make gains as the World of Outlaws series continues to compete in California. “Our results haven’t shown it, but we are making progress as a team,” Dollansky said. Press Releases3/24
  • PennLive)Sprint Car driver Doug Esh ends search, hooks up with Mark Coldren to run local showshttp://www.pennlive.com/ 3/24
  • Irwindale Speedway CA)City officials Wednesday will likely approve plans to demolish the iconic Irwindale Speedway to pave way for a 700,000-square-foot outlet mall. http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/ 3/24
  • Tim Kaeding)Continuing to challenge the World of Outlaws in his home state of California, Tim Kaeding had his elbows up all weekend long at the Stockton Dirt Track as he charged his way to a pair of Top-10 finishes with the “Greatest Show on Dirt”. Press Releases3/24
  • Kerry Madsen)Returning to the Stockton Dirt Track over the weekend for the first time since winning a thriller in 2014, Kerry Madsen and his Keneric Racing/American Racing team scored two more Top-10 finishes. “All in all it was a decent weekend for our race team,” Madsen said. “We came away with two good finishes as we continue our stay in California” Press Releases3/24
  • Sean Becker)Sean Becker is quick to tell you that he simply hates ‘DNF’s’. Following an early restart on Friday night at the Marysville Raceway, Becker was collected in an incident that has left him very eager to return to action this coming weekend at the Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, CA. Press Releases3/24
  • DJ Netto)Traveling to Stockton, CA to take on the World of Outlaws, DJ Netto had some bad luck during the feature event on Saturday night, before putting on a charge in the B Main to come up just short of making the Sunday night feature event. Press Releases3/24
  • Mason Moore)Princeton, CA product, Mason Moore, was in action at the Marysville Raceway on Friday night for the Civil War Series season opener, and raced his Coors Light/ITC Service Group/LRB Race Products No. 22m machine to an eighth place finish. “We ended up with a nice Top-10 finish, but were still not where we need to be,” Moore commented. Press Releases3/24
  • Robbie Price)Robbie Price resumed his 2015 season on Friday night at the Marysville Raceway in Marysville, CA on Friday night as he took on the Civil War Sprint Car Series. Fighting some fuel issues most of the night, Price would ultimately cross the stripe with a 12th place finish. Press Releases3/24
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  • Brock Zearfoss)If all goes according to plan, and Mother Nature decides to cooperate, Brock Zearfoss will have the opportunity to enter two different ‘season openers’ this Friday and Saturday, and officially launch his 2015 campaign. Zearfoss, pilot of the Brock Zearfoss Racing, Mooses LZ Bar and Grill, Central Builders Supply, Leaches Automotive, Meckleys Limestone, no. 3Z ‘410’ sprint car, will enter competition at the Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania on Friday evening, March 27th, followed by a scheduled visit at the Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania on Saturday, March 28th. Both central Pennsylvania venues will host their 2015 lid lifters during the upcoming weekend; each awarding $3,600 to the main event winner. Like previously announced, Zearfoss will be a regular competitor at ‘The Grove’ and ‘Port’ in 2015. Press Releases3/24
  • Carson Macedo)For the second weekend in a row, Carson Macedo showed great speed with the ‘Greatest Show on Dirt’ as he timed in well, and recorded 12th and 13th place finishes in Stockton, CA. “We timed in well both nights, and were in good position during the feature event both nights, but the driver got in the way of a good car, and made some mistakes,” Carson Macedo noted. Press Releases3/24
  • Antioch Speedway CA)With it already being an immensely entertaining start to the season the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series rolls into Antioch Speedway this Sunday evening March 29 for the sixth ever appearance at the always action packed bullring. Tickets for the Sunday March 29 event are on sale and can be acquired by visiting http://dirtcar.ticketforce.com/ordertickets.asp?p=570&backurl=default.asp or by contacting 1-877-395-8606. General admission tickets cost $39, while reserved grandstand seats cost $45. Children 12 & under are $15 in general admission. Press Releases3/24
  • Oswego Speedway NY)Reserved tickets are now on sale for Oswego Speedway’s highly anticipated Port City 160 ‘Super Spectacle’ presented by Corr/Pak Merchandising and Shea Concrete on May 23, featuring the rare opportunity to see the Novelis non-wing Supermodifieds and the winged ISMA Supermodifieds take on the ‘Steel Palace’ on the same night, with the running of the Jim Shampine Memorial 75 and ‘Irish’ Jack Murphy Memorial 50. Press Releases3/24
  • NSW Wingless)The NSW Wingless Sprints visited the picturesque Gunnedah Speedway last Saturday night, March 21, for the 13th round of the Aussie Forklift Repairs and Fruitwheels Refrigerated Transport NSW Club Championship. Fifteen cars made the trek to the north-western NSW venue and it was Blake Darcy who proved too strong, leading every lap of the final, to claim an emphatic win. Second to the line was Mark Blyton followed by Brian Briton, Jason Bates and Sean Dicker. Press Releases3/24
  • OCRS)The off-season always seems to be an eternity to the racing community. The AmeriFlex Hose & Accessories / Oil Capital Racing Series kicks off their 2015 sprint car traveling road show this coming Saturday night at the Southern Oklahoma Speedway in Ardmore OK. After dealing with Mother Nature the last couple of weeks, it will be the racetracks season opener as well. Saturday will be the first OCRS event where AmeriFlex has donned the hat of ‘Title Sponsorship’ at an OCRS racing event. OCRS 3/24

Monday March 23rd 2015

“If I sell one more hotdog I might break even” - Earl Baltes.

10:50pm

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  • Lincoln Speedway PA)Lincoln Speedway promoters have decided to move up this Saturday’s March 28th start time from 6 PM to 4 PM due to anticipated cold temperatures. With Mother Nature continuing to throw her worst at the Central Pennsylvania area, it was decided to move up the start time in anticipation of the 30-40 degree temps. By moving the start time up to 4 PM, gates will now open at 2 PM, with hot laps scheduled to get underway at 3:30 PM. Central PA 3/23
  • Atomic Speedway OH)The UNOH All-Star Sprints will invade Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio paying $10,000 to win this Saturday, March 28. The race will kick off the official points season and northern opener after the tour finished a transitional Southern tour in Florida. Joining the sprints on the race card are Late Models paying $2,000 to win and Sport Mods! Press Releases3/23
  • NSL)The National Sprint League is excited to announce the addition of Bosma Poultry as a partner for 2015! Bosma Poultry has been in operation in northeast Iowa since 1947.National Sprint League 3/23
  • Earl Baltes) Earl Baltes, the founder and longtime promoter of Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, passed away this morning at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio. He was 93. The family will receive friends from 2-8 pm (EDT) on Friday, March 27 at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home, 1000 N. Broadway St., in Greenville, Ohio. A mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 am, on Saturday, March 28 at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Burkettsville, Ohio. Father Tom Hemm will lead the celebration. Baltes, who was a United States Army Solider during World War II, will be buried with full military honors in the St. Bernard Catholic Church Cemetery following mass. In lieu of flowers, the Baltes family requests that memorial contributions be given to the American Heart Association.3/23
  • SOS)Last Friday night 16 of the Fastest 360 injected Sprintcars rained down on the always fast Hattiesburg Speedway, in Hattiesburg, MS. Yes, the Southern Outlaw Sprinters visited the high banks in South Mississippi.. The night started out a little late as the Racetrack had to get a record breaking crowd in the Grandstands and the Pits.. When we finally completed the “Eagle Motorsports Drivers Meeting”, we never looked back.Press Releases3/23
  • Driver Websites)Driver Websites has created a new website for midget ace Justin Peck. The custom veteran package website - http://www.JustinPeckRacing.com - will showcase the latest news as well as an updated schedule and results page. Biography, stats, sponsors, photos and videos are also highlighted pages on the website. Peck, who hails from Mooresville, Ind., is a rising star in the national midget ranks. He owns 10 quarter midget national championships, is the youngest POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series winner and has a variety of marquee feature wins. 3/23
  • Travis Rilat)Travis Rilat hopes the third time is the charm. Rilat is scheduled to return to action this Friday and Saturday for the ASCS Gulf South Region season-opening doubleheader after the last two weekends of racing have been rained out in Texas. Press Releases3/23
  • Justyn Cox)After a whirlwind couple of weeks trying to get his hauler and equipment back from Las Vegas, NV, Justyn Cox and his Cox Racing team were in action three times over the last weekend, including two more nights of World of Outlaws competition. Press Releases3/23
  • Matt Peterson)Though he didn’t get the finish he was looking for to kick of the 2015 Civil War Series Presented By Flowmaster season, Matt Peterson overcame an early race tangle and raced his way back to an 11th place finish on Friday night in Marysville, CA. Press Releases3/23
  • Justin Sanders)After announcing they he would compete regularly at the Marysville Raceway during the 2015 season, Justin Sanders has left no doubt that he will be a serious championship contender as he landed on his third straight podium at the speedway as he competed with the Civil War Series. Press Releases3/23
  • Steven Tiner)Steven Tiner kicked his 2015 season off on Friday night at the Marysville Raceway as he climbed aboard the Steve Duppman Racing/Hansen Machine Works No. 10 to grab a sixth place finish during the Civil War Series’ opening even. Press Releases3/23
  • Dominic Scelzi)Dominic Scelzi pushed himself to the limit last weekend by competing in a trio of races. Scelzi, who was fresh from being involved in a scary fire that left second and third-degree burns on his left leg the previous weekend, scored a top 10 last Friday at Marysville Raceway in Marysville, Calif., before capping the weekend by advancing into the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series feature at Stockton Dirt Track on Sunday. Press Releases3/23
  • Danny Holtgraver)Danny Holtgraver and Phoenix Racing will continue their 2015 campaign this Saturday evening, March 28th at the Atomic Speedway near Chillicothe, Ohio. The Phoenix Racing, Bonnell’s Rod Shop, DKW Transport, Auto Electric of Jupiter, Florida, ‘59’ team will rejoin the recently rejuvenated UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions on March 28th; attempting to pocket the $10,000 pay day up for grabs during the series’ first point race of 2015. Holtgraver, a three-time UNOH All Star main event winner in 2014, will hunt for his first victory of the new year on Saturday night, as well as his first victory since joining the Phoenix Racing operation. Press Releases3/23
  • Triple X Race Co)Triple X Race Components continues to listen to the wants of our customers worldwide by offering our brand new Titanium Torsion Stop Adjuster Bolt and Titanium Jam Nut at the industry best price of $15.99. Saving you half the weight of steel and giving you long lasting life, our Ti Bolt and Nut (titanium as well, not steel or aluminum) are 9/16” hex on bolt and nut, so you no longer have to bring multiple size wrenches to adjust turns on an open red. Our bolt has a radiused end to make your adjustments more exact, and shoulder space between the head and threading to improve strength. Visit www.xxxraceco.com for more details and to find the authorized XXX dealer near you or call us at 866.632.9925. Triple X Race Components – Race Hard 3/23

  • ASCS Gulf South)Perhaps the second try will be the one for the start of the 2015 season for the Southern Trailer Works ASCS Gulf South Region presented by Griffith Truck and Equipment as the south Texas series heads for the Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas on Friday, March 27 and Battleground Speedway on Saturday, March 28 in Highlands, Texas. ASCS 3/23
  • USAC)Earl Baltes, who was inducted into USAC's Hall of Fame in 2013, has died at the age of 93. The builder of Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio in 1954, his legacy will be one of accomplishment and integrity. USAC 3/23
  • USAC)USAC's Western HPD Midgets take to the one-third mile paved Madera (Calif.) Speedway Saturday in the "Pombo/Sargent Classic". USAC 3/23
  • USAC)USAC Sprint racing visits Western venues this week as the West Coast and Southwest series see action. Ryan Bernal leads the West Coast Sprints to Keller Auto Speedway at the Kings Fairgrounds in Hanford, Calif. Saturday. Stevie Sussex stands atop the Southwest standings as that series heads for Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz., also on Saturday. USAC 3/23
  • USAC)The AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Cars return to Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway April 18 and Damion Gardner will try to move back to the top of the standings as he chases a fourth series title and third in succession. USAC 3/23
  • USAC)The Honda USAC Western Midgets are idle until May 2 when they return to competition at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. Defending series champion Ronnie Gardner will lead the series to the 3/8-mile dirt oval as the 2015 leader after his series-opening victory last Saturday at Bakersfield (Calif.) Speedway. USAC 3/23

1:50pm

PRESS...

  • Earl Baltes)Earl Baltes, the founder and longtime promoter of Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, passed away this morning at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio. He was 93. He is survived by Berneice, his wife of 67 years; daughter, Starr, and her husband, Joe Schmitmeyer; son, Terry, and his wife, Dee; beloved sister, Susie Barga, and six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Baltes built Eldora in 1954, first as a quarter-mile before shaping the track into its popular high-banked, half-mile oval configuration in 1958. Since then, it has become the premier dirt track in the United States. Under Baltes, the facility began hosting the highly successful Famous World 100 for Dirt Late Models, now the largest dirt race in the world, and the Dirt Late Model Dream, the richest dirt late model race in the world. A fan of sprint car racing, Baltes took great pride in his fabled Kings Royal Weekend for World of Outlaws Sprint Cars and many United States Auto Club (USAC) events, including the Four Crown Nationals. Press Releases3/23
  • Brent Marks)Despite losing another weekend of competition as a result of Mother Nature, Brent Marks and the Brent Marks Racing operation will stay focused, and turn their attention towards the upcoming weekend schedule. Marks, who pilots the Brent Marks Racing, BAPS Auto Paint & Supplies, Creekside Auto Sales, Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, no. 19M ‘410’ sprint car, will visit two different facilities in two different states during the upcoming weekend; beginning with the Williams Grove Speedway season opener in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania on Friday evening, March 27th. The Myerstown, Pennsylvania native will then travel nearly seven hours west to the Atomic Speedway near Chillicothe, Ohio for an All Star Circuit of Champions event on Saturday, March 28th. Press Releases3/23
  • World of Outlaws)The World of Outlaws and DIRTcar Racing are saddened to learn today of Earl Baltes' passing. Earl grew Eldora Speedway out of the fields of western Ohio into one of racing's premier venues. He took a chance on Ted Johnson and the World of Outlaws in its inaugural 1978 season and the sprint car series has returned to Eldora every year since, helping it to become the premier dirt racing series in the world. A master showman and promoter, Earl first built Eldora into a legendary speedway and then added high-paying crown jewel events for sprint cars and dirt late models alike to draw the sport's superstars. Fans flocked, and continue to do so today. Earl also made a home for DIRTcar UMP racing from its inception. It's championship Fall Nationals for UMP Modifieds and Late Models remains one of the track's biggest weekends each fall. Above all, Earl's passion for entertaining fans, treating competitors right, and putting on a show for everybody involved helped to spur an entire generation of future promoters. Us included. He will be missed. Our hearts go out to Berneice and the entire Baltes family. 3/23
  • Shannon McQueen)After two weekends of 360 sprint car racing, Shannon and her McQueen Racing team made their return to midget racing this past weekend at their home track, Bakersfield Speedway. With 17 USAC Western States Midgets entered, the format would be qualifying, heat races, and an A-main event. As a result of the pill draw, Shannon would go out 15th to qualify. In typical Shannon McQueen form, she would lay down a lap good enough for third quick out of the 17 cars. Press Releases3/23
  • Column)Gaye Carmichael has notes from two nights of World of Outlaws at Stockton CA in Sprint Car Notes 3/23

Sunday March 22nd 2015

I like nonsense; it wakes up the brain cells. Dr. Seuss

11:50pm

RESULTS...

  • World of Outlaws)Rico Abreu won a thrilling 30 lap feature during Sunday night's FVP Western Spring Shootout at the Stockton Dirt Track, battling past Terry McCarl with 10 to go and holding off the veteran. It was the second win of the season for Abreu (both in the last two weeks) and third career World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series win for the young driver. DIRT/World of Outlaws 3/22

PRESS...

  • Tony Bruce Jr)Tony Bruce Jr. took advantage of a rainout in Texas last weekend to compete closer to home. After the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour doubleheader at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, was cancelled because of weather, Bruce Jr. drove his midget and a nonwing micro sprint for Rodney Bippus on Friday and Saturday at Port City Raceway. Press Releases3/22
  • Jackson Delamont)It was a dream outcome for Jackson Delamont on Saturday night at Valvoline Raceway when he took the chequered flag in the second last round of the Sprintcar Track Championship. Press Releases3/22
  • Toby Bellbowen)Once again Toby Bellbowen was left to only think about what could have been after another retirement on Saturday night at Valvoline Raceway due to a flat tyre. Press Releases3/22
  • Joey Saldana)Joey Saldana had a third place finish at the Stockton Dirt Track last night and was in the heat of the battle but he wanted more. Tonight he hoped to be a little bit better as the World of Outlaws West Coast Swing hit its halfway mark. Press Releases3/22
  • Williams Grove Speedway PA)Williams Grove Speedway will open the 2015 racing season this Friday night, March 27 at 7:30 pm with a good old fashioned Williams Grove twinbill of Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprints and super late models. Fireworks will help bring in the season of professional, local dirt track auto racing at Williams Grove. Full programs of heat races and features for each division is on the agenda with the 410 sprints racing for $3,600 to win. Central PA 3/22
  • Port Royal Speedway PA)Port Royal Speedway will spin off a practice session this Thursday night, March 26, from 6 to 9 pm before opening the gates for the first racing competition of the year on Saturday, March 28 with action slated to start at 6 pm. Gates for this Saturday’s season lidlifter will open at 4 pm with practice laps slated for 5:30. Central PA 3/22
  • Florida Open Wheel)Link for race video from Richard Golardi: https://youtu.be/UfpEPu9J9Nk "YouTube video - Desoto Speedway Sprint Car Feature Race, 3-21-2015" 3/22
  • Sammy Walsh)It was yet another hard-charging drive from Sammy Walsh, and this time, last Saturday night for the penultimate round of the Valvoline Raceway 410 Sprintcar Track Championship, it rewarded him with a third-place finish. Press Releases3/22
  • Danny Reidy)Danny Reidy had his promising run at the penultimate round of the Valvoline Raceway 410 Sprintcar Track Championship last Saturday night brought to a premature end through no fault of his own. After qualifying on pole position for the feature race by virtue of winning the pole shuffle, Reidy paced the field for the opening three laps, before some overzealous driving from a rival ended his winning hopes. Press Releases3/22

2:20pm

RESULTS...

  • USAC)HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGET RACE RESULTS: March 21, 2015 - Bakersfield, California - Bakersfield Speedway FEATURE: (20 laps) 1. Ronnie Gardner, 2. Trey Marcham, 3. Scott Pierovich, 4. David Prickett, 5. Randi Pankratz, 6. Terry Nichols, 7. Steve Davis, 8. Shannon McQueen, 9. Jimmy Voitel, 10. Jeff HarringtonUSAC 3/22
  • USAC)USAC HPD WESTERN MIDGET RACE RESULTS: March 21, 2015 - Las Vegas, Nevada - Las Vegas Motor Speedway Bullring  FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Dylan Nobile, 2. Cody Jessop, 3. Toni Breidinger, 4. Dezel West, 5. Jeff Kelley, 6. Annie Breidinger, 7. Jesse Love. NT USAC 3/22
  • SOS)Rained out Saturday at Dixieland Dirt Track in Dothan,AL. However we had an outstanding show at Hattiesburg speedway Friday night. With 16 cars pounding the dirt the Top 5 finishers were: Terry Gray, Miller, Turpin, Fayard, and Morgan. 3/22

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  • Central PA Dirt Trackin)Ownership of the long standing and popular Central PA Dirt Trackin’ show held every January in York has changed hands once again. Todd and Rhonda Fisher, owners of the Susquehanna Speedway Park, have sold the rights and assets of the wintertime racecar show to local businessman, Scott Gobrecht of New Oxford.Central PA 3/22
  • AHG Series)A GOOD field will contest the first round of the AHG Triple Crown at the Perth Motorplex next Saturday night. The format for the mini-series is slightly different to that of the regular AHG Sprintcar Series that wrapped up last week and was won by Cameron Gessner. At the start of the night drivers will all run against the clock in individual time trials with the quickest from starting from the rear in one round of heats and from the front in another round of heats. Press Releases3/22

2:40am

RESULTS...

  • POWRi)As if Christopher Bell’s dominating performance during the Inaugural Turn Pike Challenge left room for doubt in anyone’s mind, the Norman, Oklahoma native’s dominating performances easily laid those questions to rest as he backed up a clean sweep of the 2014 event with another pair of triumphs this weekend. While Bell started the 40 lap feature event for the Second Annual Turn Pike Challenge from the pole, it would be Bell’s teammate, Kevin Thomas, Jr., who would pounce into the lead on the opening lap from the second position. Race Results3/22
  • Desoto Speedway FL)Sport Allen won the winged sprint car feature Saturday. 3/22
  • World of Outlaws) It was a side-by-side battle to the finishline between Donny Schatz and Shane Stewart in Saturday night's FVP Western Spring Shootout at Stockton Dirt Track. Stewart led as the two came off of four, but Schatz battled past taking the win by .220 seconds. Schatz is the first repeat World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series winner of the season. DIRT/World of Outlaws 3/22
  • ASCS SW)Putting the Buffalo Wild Wings No. 82 to the front of the field on the opening lap of Saturday’s Copper on Dirt A-Feature with the ASCS Southwest Region, South Dakota’s Dusty Zomer made sure he was the class of the field at Tucson’s USA Raceway.  ASCS3/22
  • USAC/CRA)AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: March 21, 2015 – Tucson, Arizona – USA Raceway – “Eighth Annual Copper On DIrt”  FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Damion Gardner, 2. Brady Bacon, 3. Mike Spencer, 4. Matt Mitchell, 5. Charles Davis Jr., 6. Dave Darland, 7. R.J. Johnson, 8. Jake Swanson, 9. Mike Martin, 10. Brody RoaUSAC 3/22
  • East Bay Raceway Park FL)Top Gun Sprints...In the 25-lap Eagle Jet Top Gun Sprints it was Defending Series Champion Danny Martin, Jr. of Sarasota picking up the win and the Barfield Sweep of $200 for winning his heat race. Rounding out the top three were Matt Kurtz and Hayden Campbell. Winning their heats were Martin, Jr., AJ Maddox and Campbell.  Eagle Jet Top Gun Sprints (25-lap feature) 1. 24 Danny Martin, Jr. 2. 82 Matt Kurtz 3. 5 Hayden Campbell 4. 3A AJ Maddox 5. 02 Gene Lasker 6. 52 Shane Kreidler 7. 38 Tony Agin 8. 30 DJ Peeples 9. 19 Keith Butler 10. 55 Kerry Gilbert 11. 17c Aileen Collins Love 12. 47w Kyle Welchance 13. 20 Frank Carlson 14. 16 Ben Fritz 15. G6 Brandon Grubaugh 16. 28 Bryan Eckley 17. 15jr Geoff Styner 3/22
  • SANSW)Jackson Delamont ran a calculated race to claim victory in the second last round of the Sprintcar Track Championship last night at Valvoline Raceway. Delamont proved too strong in the dying laps of the 30 lap final, first passing Dave Murcott and then disposing of Trevor Green four laps from home to race away and score his first career A-Main victory at the Sydney circuit. Race Results3/22
  • USAC)USAC HPD EASTERN MIDGET RACE RESULTS: March 21, 2015 - Williamston, South Carolina - Anderson Motor Speedway  FEATURE: (35 laps) 1. Chris Lamb, 2. Jake Nelke, 3. Jessica Bean, 4. Scott Hunter, 5. Andrew Layser, 6. Kyle Craker, 7. Carson Hocevar, 8. Nikki Carroll, 9. Mike Ward, 10. Ryan Krachun, 11. Sam Hatfield, 12. Calvin Carroll. NT USAC 3/22

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  • Joey Saldana)Joey Saldana has shown consistency this season and has been oh so close to scoring his first 2015 victory on the World of Outlaws circuit. Tonight was the first of a two-night stand at the Stockton Dirt Track. The Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop team possesses top-notch equipment and is deep in talent. It seems the only thing missing from the equation is Lady Luck. Would she make an appearance tonight? Press Releases3/22
  • Patriot Sprints)This offseason has been full of exciting sponsorship announcements for the Patriot Sprint Tour and with the start of the 2015 season just a handful of weeks away, another new partner has been added to the lineup, and not just for this year. Press Releases3/22
  • Ohsweken Speedway ONT)Ohsweken Speedway officials are proud to announce the return of Corr/Pak Merchandising as the title sponsor of the weekly 360 Sprint Car division. Founded in 1997, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc. is based in Richmond Hill, Ontario, and is a designer and producer of Point of Purchase (POP) displays for retail. Strong emphasis on creative design and speed of response has seen Corr/Pak achieve great success in a very competitive industry. Press Releases3/22

Saturday March 21st 2015

I've never felt like I was born with a silver spoon at all, although I've felt like howling at the moon a lot of times! Van Morrison

1:30pm

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  • Susquehanna Speedway Park PA)The Susquehanna Speedway Park has cancelled its first Test & Tune on Saturday, March 21 due to the snow and oversaturated grounds. The next Test & Tune will be on Wednesday night, March 25. 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. Central PA 3/21
  • Lincoln Speedway PA)Mother Nature just will not give up. A late week snow storm, and saturated grounds from the from melting snow, has forced Lincoln Speedway promoters to cancel tonight’s Sat. March 21st racing program of 410 Sprints and 358 Late Models. Lincoln will try again next Saturday night, March 28th, with a three-division racing program of 410 Sprints, Super Sportsman, and Central PA Legends. Gates will open at 4 PM, with racing action getting underway at 6 PM. To get all the latest news, results, schedule changes and rule changes, visit Lincoln Speedway's website at http://www.lincolnspeedway.com to stay up-to-date on all the action or pending weather conditions at Central Pennsylvania's "Premier" Saturday night race track - The Fabulous Lincoln Speedway. 3/21

  • Fast On Dirt)The 2015 Fremont/Attica Sprint Title (F.A.S.T.) Championship Series season is quickly approaching; launching another year of highly competitive ‘410’ and ‘305’ sprint car competition in northwestern Ohio. The season is set to kick-off on Friday evening, April 17th at the Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio. The Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘410’ Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service and the JLH General Contractors Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘305’ Championship Series presented by Engine Pro will each activate their seasons on April 17th. Press Releases3/21

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  • Premier Speedway AU)15 season continued on its merry way tonight at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool as the 26 year old captured yet another series round victory which proved to be not only a double but a triple celebration for Veal and the SWI Engineering team. Race Results 3/21
  • Valvoline Raceway AU)Jackson Delamont has been showing all season that he’s not a driver you should underestimate and tonight he stepped it up a notch to score his career first main event win at Valvoline Raceway in front of an enormous crowd. The 20 year old from Young in NSW stole the 30 lap victory from South Aussie Trevor Green in the dying stages of the race utilizing the lowline to maximum effect in his Mad Harry’s Steel #48 Maxim. Race Results3/21
  • USAC/CRA)FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Brady Bacon, 2. Josh Hodges, 3. Damion Gardner, 4. Dave Darland, 5. Mike Spencer, 6. Matt Mitchell, 7. Jake Swanson, 8. Bruce St. James, 9. Cody Williams, 10. R.J. Johnson,USAC 3/21
  • POWRi)Open-wheel star Christopher Bell hailing from Norman, Oklahoma claimed the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series feature in the opening night of the Second Annual Turnpike Challenge in convincing fashion. A graduate of the PCR micro sprint ranks, Bell charged from the 10th position on the 1/8th mile Port City Raceway bull ring in the familiar Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports’ Toyota-powered Bullet that fans have become accustomed to seeing run up front.Race Results 3/21
  • ASCS SW)Not really the way Logan Forler had imagined winning the opening night of the Copper on Dirt, but nevertheless, the Steve Forler Trucking No. 2L was awarded the victory at Tucson’s USA Raceway following a penalty that was assessed after the checkered flag. ASCS3/21
  • Civil War Sprints) Saturday night at the Marysville Raceway, 2014 Series Champion, Shane Golobic, opened the 25th Anniversary Civil War Series Presented By Flowmaster season up in exciting fashion, as he raced his way to a thrilling win. With 27 cars checked into the pit area to kick the season off, Colby Wiesz took the early lead from his pole position as Dominic Scelzi was in hot pursuit of the race lead, until the caution flew after this first lap was completed. KoW, JH Wingless, Civil War3/21

Friday March 20th 2015

  The problem is not that people are taxed too little, the problem is that government spends too much. Ronald Reagan

4:30pm

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  • OCRS)There is going to be a chase for the overall championship record in the AmeriFlex Hose & Accessories / Oil Capital Racing Series as three time AmeriFlex / OCRS champion Sean McClelland has submitted his team entry for 2015. McClelland, who hails from Tulsa OK, won titles in 2002, 2003 and 2011. OCRS 3/20
  • Williams Grove Speedway PA)In the interest of preserving the racing surface and facility grounds for next Friday's slated 2015 season opener at Williams Grove Speedway, the Sunday, March 22 practice session has been cancelled. 3/20
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  • Shane Stewart)Driver Shane Stewart and the Larson Marks team are on a three-race runner-up finish streak. Stewart finished second in the World of Outlaws sprint car series race at USA Raceway in Tucson two weeks ago. Last weekend, he posted runner-up finishes in both nights of competition at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. Press Releases3/20
  • ASCS Lucas Oil)Rain, rain, and more rain has forced Lanny Edwards to officially call off the Devil's Bowl Spring Nationals for the 2015 season.While the option to reschedule to March 27 and 28 was discussed, continued rain in the forecast has forced Lanny to make the call as the Pits will not be passable. The next event for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV will be the series first visit to the Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap, Tenn. on April 17 and 18. For continued updates on the American Sprint Car Series, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com. 3/20
  • Quaker Steak & Lube)While the Eighth Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show concluded its successful week long run at the Phillipsburg Mall ten days ago, the Dirt Track Heroes staff has continued to work diligently on the plans and the dates for the next edition of the annual event. In working closely with the Phillipsburg Mall management, the dates selected for the ninth edition of the popular show will be March 6-12, 2016. In making the announcement event organizer Bob Miller stated, "Both the mall and our event staff scrambled hard during the week to make sure the show would be another successful venture. The cancellation and rescheduling of two nights of shows caught us off-guard to a degree and collectively we have decided to move the show back one week to hopefully dodge any inclement weather that may occur.Press Releases3/20
  • SANSW)This Saturday night at Valvoline Raceway fifty-five drivers will battle it out for the penultimate round of the Sprintcar Track Championship. In what has been a fascinating last few weeks, the top two drivers vying for supremacy, Ben Atkinson and James Thompson, will battle it out until the very last race of the final, set for Saturday, March 28. Press Releases3/20
  • ESS)As the 2015, 32nd Anniversary Tour for the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS) is just around the corner, race teams will be happy to see a brand new Loyalty Program announced. With a new agreement in place, Hoosier Tires will also be adding to what will be the lucrative tour in ESS history. Press Releases3/20

Thursday March 19th 2015

There's only one way to have a happy marriage and as soon as I learn what it is I'll get married again. Clint Eastwood

10:30pm

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  • Column)Duane Hancock has a preview of Ohio racing for 2015 in Tri-State Outlook 3/19
  • Premier Speedway AU)The Grand Final of the Eureka Garages and Sheds Sprintcar Series as well as the penultimate round of the Parr Motorsports Premier Speedway Track Premiership will be held tomorrow night at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool. A field of 43 cars has nominated for the event which will be supported by the annual Street Stock ‘Go Switch Go’ event, which will see drivers contest 20 laps in one direction before changing direction for the second 20 lap stint. Press Releases3/19
  • Toby Bellbowen)This Saturday night Toby Bellbowen returns to Valvoline Raceway in an attempt to turn around the luck that left him last Saturday night. While leading the feature race last weekend, a broken bleeder valve meant retirement from the race with Toby left to ponder just what could have been. Press Releases3/19
  • Blake Skipper)Blake Skipper’s season continues tomorrow night at Valvoline Raceway as he chases that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Sadly for the team, it has been one of those seasons where they have spent a fair amount of it chasing. Press Releases3/19
  • Eddie McCardel)Three-time Port Royal Speedway track champion Eddie McCardel passed away on March 18, 2015. "Fast Eddie," who at times also raced under the name "Jack McGurk," to avoid insurance companies and his mother knowing he was in action, was 94 years old. McCardle won the first track titles at Port Royal when the track began weekly auto racing programs run under the sanction of Penn Central Racing Association in the early 1950s. Press Releases3/19
  • Valvoline Raceway AU)This Saturday night Valvoline Raceway celebrates another of the legends of the sport with honoring the great Jim Winterbottom. Jim was a two-time Australian Sprintcar champion earning those distinctions five years apart in 1969 and 1974 where he was able to account for the sport’s biggest names despite (in his words) “not having much of a budget to race with” compared to some of the other teams at the time. Press Releases3/19
  • Dominic Scelzi)Dominic Scelzi is on the mend after being involved in a fire last Saturday. Scelzi sustained second and third-degree burns on his left leg during a World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series race at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., following a mechanical problem. Scelzi was battling for a transfer position in the C Main when a fuel line, which hadn't been tightened properly during the rush to get him on the track, came loose. Press Releases3/19

2:30pm

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  • SLS Promotions)Tickets are now on sale for the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Jim Boyd “JB” Memorial at Beaver Dam Raceway in Wisconsin, on Saturday, June 27 and can be purchased online at http://slspromotions.ticketforce.com/beaverdam2015 or by calling SLS Promotions at 815-344-2023. Press Releases3/19
  • J&J Auto Racing)Jamie McDonald came out on top during a crazy feature event Saturday at Baypark Speedway in New Zealand. The driver of the No. 3NZ J&J overcame a collision early in the race and near disaster later in the race en route to scoring another victory. McDonald won the opening heat after starting third and then charged from 13th to seventh in the second heat. The finishes earned him a front row starting position and battled for the lead early in the race before contact between the leaders halted the race. Fortunately, the front end of McDonald’s J&J wasn’t damaged and he resumed in the lead. A few laps following the restart he was nearly taken out when a fellow competitor made a slide job by starting in the infield grass and almost hit McDonald’s car. Despite the move, McDonald maintained the lead and went on to score the victory. 3/19
  • USAC WC)After problems sidelined his machine the previous night, Ryan Bernal of Hollister returned to victory circle at Tulare’s Thunderbowl Raceway. Taking the lead from Richard Vander Weerd on lap fourteen, Bernal claimed last Saturday’s $1,500 USAC West Coast Sprint Car main event. Colby Copeland, “Hollywood” Danny Faria Jr., Bud Kaeding, and Vander Weerd rounded out the top-five drivers. USAC 3/19
  • USAC WC)Racing past Danny Faria Jr. on the fourteenth lap, Bud Kaeding of Campbell sailed to his first USAC West Coast Sprint Car victory of the season. For Kaeding, last Friday night’s $1,500 triumph at Tulare’s Thunderbowl Raceway was his eleventh series win and the fourteenth for car owner Junior Bowman. Faria, “Shifter” Landon Hurst, Colby Copeland, and Austin Liggett chased the 2012 champion to the checkered flags. USAC 3/19

Wednesday March 18th 2015

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing. George Bernard Shaw

11:50pm

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  • Dominic Scelzi)Race results are the last thing on Dominic Scelzi's mind following a scary weekend. Scelzi sustained second and third-degree burns on his left leg following a mechanical issue that caused a fire last Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway during the finale of the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series and King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series co-sanctioned doubleheader. Press Releases3/18
  • National Sprint Car Museum)Events surrounding Thursday night’s “Sprint Car 101: Sprint Cars, County Fairs & Auto Thrill Shows” forum at the National Sprint Car Museum continue to grow as the “Great Day” morning TV show on KCWI in Des Moines will feature film and speakers on the Joie Chitwood Thrill Show at 7:40 a.m., while the movie “Hell Drivers: America’s Original Crash Test Dummies” will be shown at the museum at 6 p.m. The “Sprint Car 101” program, which is free and open to the public, will begin promptly at 7 p.m. and it will also be streamed live on ustream.tv. Press Releases3/18
  • Aaron Reutzel)Mother Nature has played havoc with racing schedules over the past two weeks. “It’s a tough time to be a racer,” Aaron Reutzel, driver of the Shark-powered BC Fundz/Basic One Services No. 87 Triple X, commented yesterday as he awaited the weekend’s fate.
  • Stockton Dirt Track CA)With eight races complete this season Shane Stewart sits atop the World of Outlaws standings going into this Saturday & Sunday at the Stockton Dirt Track. The Bixby, Oklahoma wheel-man maintains a 21-point advantage over six-time titlist Donny Schatz coming into the FVP Western Spring Shootout. Press Releases3/18
  • USAC)In addition to the previously-announced calendar of King of the Wing and Auto Value Sprint Series events, another nine pavement winged sprint races are on tap in 2015 encompassing Western and Southern championships which also incorporate already-announced King of the Wing events.  USAC 3/18
  • Jackson Delamont)In light of recent weeks, one would imagine that Jackson Delamont is ticking all the right boxes. He is by far the driver who has passed the most amount of cars in the last five shows and overall, he sits in the top five. But Jackson still feels there is more room for improvement. Press Releases3/18
  • Southern Outlaw Sprints)This weekend, March 13th & 14th , Mother Nature was not good to the SOS Warriors in Dothan, AL. as we had to rainout both nights of our season opener.. The Rain God’s held out all week, but when they started on Friday about Midday, they never let up.. However, the Southern Outlaw Sprinters, a 360 Injected Sprintcar touring series will be blazing the high banks at Hattiesburg Speedway in Hattiesburg, MS. this Friday night, March 20th.. There will be cars representing 6 states merging down on the always fast and one of the most popular tracks of the South.Press Releases3/18
  • Donny Schatz)It’s week two of five in California for the World of Outlaws (WoO) Sprint Car Series and reigning WoO champion Donny Schatz is hoping the old saying “third-time is a charm” holds true for him this weekend at the Stockton Dirt Track. Press Releases3/18
  • AHG Series)“YEAH it was a pretty good race there, it was wide open and fast and hang on.” That was what Jamie Maiolo said after he finished third in the AHG Sprintcar Series Grand Final at the Perth Motorplex last Saturday night Press Releases3/18
  • Driver Websites)Driver Websites has established a new website for sprint car driver Klint Angelette. The custom veteran package website - http://www.KlintAngelette.com - will showcase the latest news as well as an updated schedule and results page. Biography, stats, sponsors, photos and videos are also highlighted pages on the website. Press Releases3/18
  • World of Outlaws)Through eight World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series events so far this season, eight different winners have stood in victory lane - a feat that has not occurred since 1995. While there is some level of parity at the top every night, the consistency of a few is driving the narrative and showing who the contenders might be as the series works its way through the season. DIRT/World of Outlaws 3/18
  • KSE Racing Products)With racing in full swing in the United States as well as Australia, drivers using KSE Racing Products found victory lane coast to coast, and in Australia. The World of Outlaws invaded the Thunderbowl in Tulare, CA and it was a pair of California products defending their home turf well. On Friday night, Tim Kaeding tamed the rough Thunderbowl aboard his Roth Motorsports entry, as he used his KSE Racing Products to navigate the high scary side. Press Releases3/18

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  • Tyler Dolack)A 7 year old boy's race car and gear were stolen, along with the trailer the items were in, from an industrial and business area near the Concord Airport. Tyler Dolack describes his missing race car #19. He says, “It's blue and white, and it has black stripes on it.”http://www.fox46charlotte.com/3/18
  • Ian Madsen)The Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA can be very tough on racecars, and unfortunately Ian Madsen and his KCP Racing team got a taste of that last weekend. “We just did not have much luck on our side,” Ian Madsen said. “We changed some things over the offseason, and we are still working through that, but my guys are working hard.” Press Releases3/18
  • David Gravel)David Gravel and his Roth Motorsports team raced well at the Thunderbowl in Tulare, CA, but getting involved in a couple multi-car wrecks led to a pair of disappointing finishes. “I thought we raced really well all weekend long, but unfortunately we got caught up in wrecks both Friday and Saturday night,” Gravel said. Press Releases3/18
  • URC)The United Racing Club makes its return to Big Diamond Speedway on Friday, June 19th. The always racy 3/8-mile speedway in Minersville, PA has put on some of the best URC races over the years and this year’s event should be no different.URC 3/18
  • ASCS Lucas Oil)With just over eight inches of rain falling at the Devil’s Bowl Speedway in the last week, including the nearly half-inch that’s already come down this morning, Lanny Edwards has made the call to postpone the 42nd annual Devil’s Bowl Spring Nationals. Word on a make-up date will be announced after this weekend to allow the Edwards family time to assess the condition of the grounds, as the Pit Area needs to time to dry before teams are able enter. Questions regarding tickets for the Spring Nationals need to be directed to the Devil’s Bowl Speedway at (972) 222-2421. More information on the Devil’s Bowl Speedway can be found at http://www.devilsbowl.com. Updates on possible dates will be posted to http://www.ascsracing.com.3/18
  • Alan Krimes)Defending Lincoln Speedway ‘410’ track champion Alan Krimes continued to display consistency in the Pigeon Hills by recording a top-ten finish during his first start of the 2015 season. Krimes, who earned two victories, 10 top-five, and 16 top-ten finishes during his 2014 championship campaign, finished sixth during Lincoln Speedway’s ‘Icebreaker 30’ in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania on Sunday, March 15th. Press Releases3/18
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  • Devils Bowl Speedway TX)Due to additional rain on the grounds of the Devil's Bowl Speedway this morning, we are forced to CANCEL the 42nd Annual Spring Nationals for this weekend! Practice for tonight has also been cancelled. 3/18
  • USAC)This Saturday, March 21st, the Honda USAC Western Midgets will open their 33rd season at Bakersfield Speedway in Bakersfield, California. Promoted by Scott Schweitzer, the action packed card will also feature SportMods, American Stocks, California Lightning Sprints, RaceSaver Sprints, and Ignite Midgets. The Pit Gates will open at 2:00pm, the Front Gates will open at 4:00pm, with Racing scheduled for 6:00pm at "The West's Fastest 1/3-Mile High Banked Clay Oval." For event information, visit the track’s website at www.bakersfieldspeedway.com or call 661.393.3373. USAC 3/18
  • USAC)The 2015 USAC racing calendar has been augmented with the addition of the “King of the Wing” and Auto Value Bumper-to-Bumper Sprint Car series featuring winged pavement Sprint car racing across the nation. A total of 20 races are planned, with 11 of them falling under both sanctions. The opening races are April 10 and 11 in Florida and the closers are a trio of races November 20-22 in California. In between, events will occur in Alabama, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Idaho and Washington. USAC 3/18
  • USAC/CRA)After a fantastic March 7th season opener at Perris, California, the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars will tackle the USA Raceway in Tucson, Arizona. Starting this Friday, March 20th, the fast 3/8-mile oval will host two-nights of action at the “Eighth Annual Copper On Dirt.” Also featuring the West Coast Late Models and the winged ASCS SouthWest Sprint Cars, the event marks the return of traditional 410 sprints to Tucson since February 2010. For more information, visit the track’s website at www.raceusaraceway.com or call 520.664.2074. USAC 3/18
  • USAC/CRA)Officials with the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series have announced the formation of a new racer incentive program. Designed to encourage more teams to travel and compete in the entire CRA Schedule, the program will go into effect on May 2nd. USAC 3/18
  • ESS)Pennsylvania 358 sprint car driver and champion Kevin Nouse and his Nouse Signs and Graphics joined the Lucky Giveaway Program for the first time in 2014. In conjunction with K1 RaceGear, Nouse provided and complete three layer drivers suit total customized with embroidery. Nouse Signs and Graphics produce signs, banners, vehicle wraps and graphics, race car graphics, custom apparel and more. They are also authorized dealers for K1 RaceGear and Design 500. Press Releases3/18
  • Perris Auto Speedway CA)Since 1996 the face of racing on the west coast has changed dramatically. Many tracks have closed and are now housing tracts or shopping centers. Others have had a virtual revolving door of promoters coming in and failing. However, there is one that has remained the same since the day it opened the doors on March 30, 1996. Perris Auto Speedway, now in its historic 20th anniversary season, has never closed and has had the same promoter since day one. And, promoter Don Kazarian has ensured that grass roots racing will continue at the track for a long time to come by signing a 15-year extension on his lease with the Lake Perris Fairgrounds. Press Releases3/18
  • USCS)The 4th annual “Toccoa Tangle” is set for Friday, March 27th and Saturday, March 28th at the historic Toccoa Raceway in Toccoa, Georgia. The huge two-day racing event at the freshly re-modeled unique 5/16 mile D-shaped northeast Georgia raceway is co-headlined by twoof the area’s most popular racing divisions, the 120 mile per hour United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars, the popular Southeastern Late Model Sportsman Series USCS 3/18
  • AHG Series)THE AHG Triple Crown will round out the Western Australian Sprintcar season at the Perth Motorplex on March 28, April 4 and April 18. On the back of Cameron Gessner winning the 2014-15 AHG Sprintcar Series over Jason Kendrick and David Priolo last weekend, the Sprintcar Entrants Group has announced the mini-series to complete the season. Press Releases3/18
  • Paul McMahan)If there was one thing that was consistent between both nights of World of Outlaws action at Thunderbowl Raceway, it was that the #51 car was moving forward. "Tulare was good for us," said McMahan, driver of the Bairs Tree Service, Nyce Crete & Landis Block & Concrete and All Star Performance sponsored machine. "We didn't get caught up in any accidents and our car was extremely fast. You can't ask for much more than that other than a win or two." Press Releases3/18

Tuesday March 17th 2015

It's not the situation, but whether we react negative or respond positive to the situation that is important. Zig Ziglar

10:00pm

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  • Derek Hagar)Derek Hagar is aiming for his first top five of the season when he tackles Devil's Bowl Speedway this weekend with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour. Hagar scored a fifth-place result the last time he raced at the half-mile oval in Mesquite, Texas, which was last year with the premier 360ci sprint car series. Press Releases3/17
  • Tyson Hall)This weekend will mark Round 2 of Tyson Hall being scheduled to make his sprint car season debut in his home state of Texas. Hall is slated to compete this Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour. Press Releases3/17
  • Shane Stewart)Shane Stewart and Larson Marks Racing earned back-to-back runner-up finishes at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., Friday and Saturday to extend their World of Outlaws point lead by 21 over defending champion Donny Schatz. Press Releases3/17
  • Chase Johnson)Chase Johnson is ecstatic following his World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series debut last weekend at Thunderbowl Raceway. "I think the biggest thing was the progress and improvements we made throughout the weekend,' he said. "That's really what we set out to do. Our goal was that every time we hit the track to improve and that's what we did. It was a lot of learning for myself, the car and the crew." Press Releases3/17
  • Travis Rilat)Travis Rilat has an affinity for Devil's Bowl Speedway. It has little to do with the half-mile oval being only a short drive from his home and more with the success Rilat enjoys at the track, where he is set to compete this Friday and Saturday with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour. Press Releases3/17
  • Brandon Hanks)Brandon Hanks is eager to get back on the track. Following an illness that sidelined him for a couple of weeks and rain that washed out last weekend's ASCS Red River Region doubleheader in Oklahoma, Hanks is prepared to return to action this Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour. Press Releases3/17
  • Channin Tankersley)Channin Tankersley is seeking a strong start to his season, which was delayed a week following rain that engulfed the region last weekend. Tankersley, whose defense of the ASCS Gulf South Region championship was set to begin last weekend before the season-opening doubleheader was rained out, is now scheduled to open his season this Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour. Press Releases3/17
  • Joey Saldana)The World of Outlaws FVP Western Spring Shootout at the Stockton Dirt Track is expanding to two days this year, Saturday and Sunday, March 21-22. This will be the third year of Outlaws competition at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds 3/8-mile oval. Press Releases3/17
  • Jack Dover)Jack Dover is all about winning races. He has captured at least nine feature wins during each of the past seven seasons, including four years with at least a dozen victories. "My goal the last couple of years has been to win 20 races," he said. "We haven't been able to reach that feat just yet so that's still the main goal this season." Press Releases3/17
  • National Sprint Car Museum)Thursday night’s “Sprint Car 101: Sprint Cars, County Fairs & Auto Thrill Shows” forum at the National Sprint Car Museum will be streamed live at www.ustream.tv/channel/sprintcarhof. The program, which is free and open to the public, will begin promptly at 7 p.m. Central. Press Releases3/17
  • USAC)USAC will join numerous other Midget racing groups to help kick off the inaugural "Tony Stewart Classic" Midget race scheduled July 25 at the Lincoln Tech Indianapolis Speedrome in the Hoosier capital. The special "non-points" event will bring together Midget participants from across the country in what promises to be an exciting night of pavement short-track racing on the track which has hosted more USAC races than any in history. At press time, 494 total USAC races have been contested at the one-fifth mile paved oval located on Indianapolis' southeast side. USAC 3/17

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  • Photos)Photos by Steve Koletar from opening day of the Speedway Motors/Champion Racing Oil Central PA Sprint Cars at Lincoln Speedway PA are in SpeedShotz3/17
  • Oswego Speedway NY)Airgas, one of the nation’s leading single-source suppliers of gases and welding products, is set to join Oswego Speedway as an official partner for the 2015 racing season. Known nationwide, the Airgas distribution network serves more than one million customers of all sizes with a broad offering of top quality products and unmatched expertise. Press Releases3/17
  • Stockton Dirt Track CA)Future National Sprint Car Hall of Famer Joey Saldana will be one of the many World of Outlaws drivers looking to park it in victory lane at the Stockton Dirt Track this weekend. The driver known as the Brownsburg Bullet set the track record last year with a blazing fast 12.869 around the Stockton clay and led a number of laps in the feature, before coming home third. Press Releases3/17
  • Cory Haas)Cory Haas mixed patience with experience during Lincoln Speedway’s ‘Icebreaker 30’ on Sunday, March 15th, and rallied fifteen positions during feature competition to secure his first top-five finish of the 2015 season. Haas, a regular at the Abbottstown, Pennsylvania oval and a top-five finisher in the 2014 Lincoln Speedway track championship standings, started the 30-lap/$4,000-to-win ‘Icebreaker 30’ main event from the outside of the tenth row; surviving a marathon of cautions, red flags and a fuel stop to secure a fifth place performance. Haas and the Michael Barshinger Builders, Embee & Son, Inc, York P-B Truss, Inc., ‘11C’ team hope to use their new dose of momentum wisely, and work towards the 2015 Lincoln Speedway ‘410’ track championship. Press Releases3/17
  • NSW Wingless)Round 13 of the Aussie Forklift Repairs and Fruitwheels Refrigerated Transport NSW Wingless Sprints Club Championship is set to go green at the Bluevale Speedway, Gunnedah this Saturday night, March 21. A total of 17 nominations have been received by organisers and the field is brimming with talent including last start winner and current club championship leader Mark Blyton, Nathan Dicker who is placed second in the championship, Brian and Nikki Briton, Mikaela Blyton, Jason Bates and a host of others who are looking for a win this season. Press Releases3/17

Monday March 16th 2015

The Declaration of Independence I always considered as a theatrical show. Jefferson ran away with all the stage effect of that... and all the glory of it. John Adams

11:00pm

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  • Matt Peterson)Opting to travel to the Marysville Raceway on Saturday night to tune up for this Friday night’s Civil War Series opener, Matt Peterson worked his way forward to a seventh place finish. “We had a pretty good car, but the track was really fast, and passing was tough,” Peterson said. Press Releases3/16
  • Justin Sanders)Getting back to the Marysville Raceway after scoring the season opening event two-weeks ago, Justin Sanders continued to show great speed at the facility as he scored a second place finish, and has a ton of confidence at the track heading into this weeks Civil War Series opener. Press Releases3/16
  • Kerry Madsen)The Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA always seems to create excitement, and that was the case over the weekend as Kerry Madsen scored his 17th Top Five finish to date in 2015, his sixth with the World of Outlaws. “We had good speed both nights, and were capable of having a pair of top fives, opposed to just one,” Madsen said. Press Releases3/16
  • Ryan Bernal)Coming into the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA off of a second place run at the Las Vegas Dirt Track, Ryan Bernal was impressive on Saturday night after enduring a Friday night he would like to forger ever happened. Press Releases3/16
  • Shark Racing)Shark Racing will chalk last weekend up as a success after the duo of Jacob Allen and Logan Schuchart combined to make three World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series features and exited the weekend without tearing up any equipment at Thunderbowl Raceway. Press Releases3/16
  • Jarrett Soares)Still getting acclimated to 410ci sprint cars, Jarrett Soares and his Soares Motorsports team headed south to the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA for the World of Outlaws and King of the West Race to continue to get the young driver laps. “This weekend was all about getting laps, and getting comfortable in the car before the King of the West season really starts on April 4th,” Soares said. “We did not have great results, but each night we were able to get through the night and get some things ironed out.” Press Releases3/16
  • Shawn Wright)Bolting his 410ci power plant in his Wright Motorsports No. 99 machine over the weekend, Shawn Wright battled the World of Outlaws as they invaded the Thunderbowl in Tulare, CA. “I struggled getting used to the 410ci engine again, but I seemed to get a little more comfortable each time we hit the track,” Wright said. Press Releases3/16
  • Mason Moore)Heading south over the weekend to race with the World of Outlaws in Tulare, CA, Mason Moore was able to work his way up to a 13th place finish. “Things did not go very well on Friday night, but I was really happy with how we raced on Saturday night,” Moore said Press Releases3/16
  • Jonathan Allard)Fresh off of a successful season in New Zealand over the winter, Jonathan Allard and his Tri-C Motorsports team kicked their season off over the weekend with the World of Outlaws and the King of the West, and things did not go how Allard and company had hoped. “I have to thank Clyde and Marion Lamar as well as my guys for their efforts while I was away, but unfortunately we just struggled all weekend long,” Allard said. Press Releases3/16
  • Destiny Motorsports)Destiny Motorsports with driver, Craig Dollansky, got their extended trip to California off to a solid start, as the team finished ninth on Friday night, before contact while battling inside the Top-10 on Saturday night sent Dollansky’s machine into the wall. Press Releases3/16
  • DJ Netto)Putting a frustrating Las Vegas, NV trip behind him, DJ Netto returned to California over the weekend and scored a 15th place finish with the World of Outlaws. “Friday night we had some issues, but Cori and Steve Kent were able to get things ironed out, and that helped us have a much better night on Saturday,” DJ Netto said. Press Releases3/16
  • Willie Croft)Returning to the scene of his 2014 Trophy Cup Championship, Willie Croft continued his love-hate relationship with the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA as a mid-race wreck took him out of not only the rest of Friday’s race, but the rest of the weekend. “I love Tulare, but it is one of those things where I run really well there, or it bites me, and this weekend it unfortunately bit me,” Croft said. Press Releases3/16
  • Atomic Speedway OH)Atomic Speedway, dubbed “The Midwest’s Fastest 3/8 Mile Oval” will kick off the its racing campaign Friday, March 20 when the nations’ most prestigious late model series–The Lucas Oil Late Models–kick off the first race of the 2015 campaign north of the Ohio River. Tagged as the “Buckeye Spring 50", this race kicks off a star-studded slate of twenty six races in 2015 at the fabled dirt racing facility. Open wheel modifieds are also on the racing card. The race is the first of two huge weekends to kick-off the 2015 racing season--The second event is Saturday, March 28th, when the University of Northern Ohio (UNOH) All Star Sprints invade Atomic paying $10,000 to win. Press Releases3/16
  • Port Royal Speedway PA)Port Royal Speedway has planned a practice session for Thursday night, March 26 from 6 – 9 pm, weather permitting. The practice session will be open to any division that is slated to compete at the track in 2015. The decision to implement this practice date comes after all three prior attempts at practice sessions earlier in March have been weathered-out. Central PA 3/16
  • Craig Dollansky)Craig Dollansky and the Destiny Motorsports #7 team shifted attention to Thunderbowl Raceway this past weekend as ‘The Crowd Pleaser’ aimed to score his first victory of the season similar to 2013 when the Elk River, Minnesota native scored his first win of the year. Press Releases3/16
  • ASCS)The 2015 lineup for the Southern Trailer Works ASCS Gulf South Region presented by Griffith Truck and Equipment has been updated with events added on Friday, March 27 at the Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas and Saturday, March 28 at Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas.  ASCS 3/16
  • ASCS Southwest)Returning to Tucson’s USA Raceway, the 8th annual Copper on Dirt roars to life this Friday, March 20 and Saturday, March 21 with the ASCS Southwest Region along with USAC/CRA Sprint Cars and West Coast Late Models filling the card for one of Arizona’s premier dirt track events. ASCS 3/16
  • Delta Speedway CA)Delta Speedway will host one of its most highly anticipated season openers in track history, when the 1/7th mile dirt oval fires off for another season of racing this Friday at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds. The Friday Night Special will serve as the kick off for the 2015 FVP Western Spring Shootout. The Western Spring Shootout will feature the World of Outlaws in two nights of action at the adjacent Stockton Dirt Track. Press Releases3/16
  • Shannon McQueen)After making her USAC West Coast Sprint Car debut last weekend in Las Vegas, Shannon returned to the seat of the V & M Motorsports #87 this past weekend at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, California.  This weekend’s events were once again held in conjunction with the World of Outlaw sprint cars.Press Releases3/16
  • 34 Raceway IA)The 2015 season has arrived for 34 Raceway! SATURDAY, MARCH 21st their Annual 34 Raceway Car Show being held at Heartland Harley Davidson in Burlington from 11am to 2pm. (Drivers bring your cars and set up at 10:30am) A FREE lunch will be served. Come on out and meet and greet your favorite drivers, get some autographs and see all the cars before they hit the track for the first race on Saturday, April 4th! Then, finish the day out at Roederers Pit Stop in Burlington at 6pm, for the 34 Raceway Annual Kick Off Party. We'll have ticket & gift card give aways to lucky fans who attend!! The Band Double Play will begin playing at 8pm 3/16
  • Carson Macedo)Returning to the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA to take on the World of Outlaws over the weekend, Carson Macedo showed a ton of speed aboard his Elite Landscape Construction/WFO Apparel/Tarlton and Son, Inc. entry, but racing incidents held him back from the results he was hoping for. Press Releases3/16
  • Austen Wheatley)Austen Wheatley feels he will be in contention with a couple of minor tweaks. Wheatley qualified 26th and 31st, respectively, last weekend during the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series doubleheader at Thunderbowl Raceway. Press Releases3/16
  • Sam Hafertepe Jr)Sam Hafertepe Jr. has been on point at Devil's Bowl Speedway in recent years. Hafertepe Jr. has scored a victory at the half-mile track during three of the past four seasons, including the last two, and he has six podium finishes and nine top 10s in his last 13 360ci sprint car races at the track. Press Releases3/16
  • Southern New Mexico Speedway)Sprint Cars take to the Southern New Mexico Speedway clay oval for the first time in 2015 in the most intense fashion with a $5,000 winner’s share up for grabs at next weekend’s Sixth Annual Border International Trucks 305 Shootout. Following a Thursday night practice session, two full nights of 305 Sprint Car action will follow on Friday and Saturday, March 27-28, atop the freshly manicured 5/16-mile Southern New Mexico Speedway clay oval that features additional clay and added banking over the off-season to further enhance all the racing action. Press Releases3/16

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  • Tim Kaeding)Tim Kaeding made the most of his return to Roth Motorsports over the weekend. On a hooked up, rough Thunderbowl Raceway on Friday night, the San Jose, CA driver outlasted the field, as he scored his fourth series win at the track he his very fond of. “I have got to thank Dennis and Teresa Roth, Todd Ventura, and everyone with the Roth Enterprises team,” Kaeding said. “This organization has given me so much over the last 10 years, this is a great way to repay them.” Press Releases3/16
  • Column)Ron Rodda has notes from Tulare and Marysville CA in From the Grandstand3/16
  • 34 Raceway IA) Car Show and Kick Off Party set for March 21 BURLINGTON - The Annual 34 Raceway Car Show for the 2015 season will be held at Heartland Harley Davidson in Burlington on Saturday, March 21 from 11am – 2pm. A free lunch and free drinks will be served, as well as chances at ticket give aways. The Annual Kick off party will be held that evening (March 21) at Roederers Pit Stop in Burlington beginning at 6pm. For more information goinfo@34Raceway.com. 3/16
  • Triple X Race Co)A pair of Sunday afternoon races were won by Team XXX drivers this past weekend. Greg Hodnett drove the Heffner Racing #27 XXX to a $4,000 score at the Icebreaker 30 at Lincoln Speedway and Chase Briscoe drove the Hoosier Speed XXX Lightning Sprint to his second win at DuQuoin in as many months. Triple X Race Components sends out kudos to these teams and wants you to join them in victory lane this season – there’s still time to get your XXX chassis on order and ready to dominate the competition in 2015. Our huge network of dealers can be found at www.xxxraceco.com or speak to one of our sales team members at 866.632.9925. Triple X Race Components – Race Hard! Press Releases3/16
  • Chase Dietz)Central Pennsylvania youngster Chase Dietz made his first start of the 2015 season on Sunday afternoon, March 15th during the Lincoln Speedway ‘Icebreaker 30.’ Dietz, who pilots the Scott Gobrecht owned, Golf Cart Services, Bad Boy Buggies, Service Master Clean Janitorial Service of York and Lancaster, no. 44 ‘410’ sprint car, qualified for the $4,000-to-win ‘Icebreaker 30’ main event; earning a front row starting position as a result of the afternoon redraw. Unfortunately, his main event was cut short due to early race contact with fellow front row starter, Freddie Rahmer. Press Releases3/16
  • Fred Rahmer Promotions)After an inaugural 2014 Pennsylvania Sprint Car Speed Week event that boasted a standing-room-only crowd and an equally impressive car count, Fred Rahmer Promotions returns to Spring Run, PA’s Path Valley Speedway, for an expanded three event series featuring 410 Sprint Cars and 600cc Micro Sprints. With a $5,000 top prize up for grabs -- plus additional driver incentives and bonuses -- you can expect the area's best Sprint Car racers to be on hand when the first event of the 2015 season kicks off on Sunday, April 26. Central PA 3/16

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  • Oswego Speedway NY)Oswego Speedway Hall of Fame member Ed Thompson passed away in the comfort of his own home, with family and friends by his side, early Friday morning. A lifetime resident of Oswego, Thompson was a staple at the ‘Steel Palace’ nearly his entire life, serving as a crewman, welder, safety crew member, fabricator, driver, car owner, car builder, and sponsor. Press Releases3/16
  • Danny Reidy)For the second occasion in three race meetings at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway, Danny Reidy has finished one spot shy of the podium. Last Saturday night, Reidy fought hard throughout the 30-lap feature race, but at the fall of the chequered flag ended up fourth. Press Releases3/16
  • Danny Dietrich)Yesterday at Lincoln Speedway's Ice Breaker 30 the team drew the 57 pill to start the day off. With a very wet and narrow race track the team finished 8th in the heat after starting 10th. Started and ran 4th in the B-main. Survived the A-main after originally starting 22nd and finished 9th. We want to thank everyone that came out to support us even with the sloppy conditions. Also, thank you to those who stopped by and purchased DD merchandise! We will be back in action this Saturday, again at Lincoln Speedway with a 6pm start time.3/16
  • Brent Marks)After having to wait an extra day due to weather conditions, Brent Marks officially launched his 2015 racing season on Sunday, March 15th at the Lincoln Speedway near Abbottstown, Pennsylvania. Marks participated in the annual ‘Icebreaker 30’ at the Pigeon Hills venue; resulting in his first top-five finish of the season. The Myerstown, Pennsylvania native finished 4th officially during the 30-lap/$4,000-to-win main event on Sunday afternoon. There were 30 ‘410’ sprint cars signed in for the Pennsylvania sprint car opener. Press Releases3/16
  • OCRS)The Oil Capital Racing Series is loading up the racing gear and getting ready for the 2015 sprint car tour that will see the series hit 12 tracks for 25 events encompassing four states. This coming year will see one large significant change to the popular sprint car series…… A new title sponsor! OCRS 3/16
  • USAC)This week's 8th Annual "Copper on Dirt" showcases the AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Cars on the exciting 3/8-mile dirt USA Raceway in Tucson, Ariz. The "Southwest Center of Speed" hosts the second and third rounds of the 2015 series, with races both Friday and Saturday nights. Up for grabs will be the point lead as the 2015 series gets into full swing. USAC 3/16
  • USAC)Speedway hosts the 2015 Honda USAC Western Midget Series opener Saturday night as defending two-time champion Ronnie Gardner seeks a third consecutive series title. Gardner hopes to be the first driver to claim a third consecutive championship since Sleepy Tripp achieved the feat in 1990-1991-1992. USAC 3/16
  • USAC)USAC's Western and Eastern HPD Midgets compete this Saturday as the 2015 season continues on the West Coast and debuts on the East Coast. Dylan Nobile leads the Western contingent to Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway's Bullring, while Scott Hunter reigns as the defending Eastern champion entering the series opener at Anderson Motor Speedway in Williamston, S.C. USAC 3/16
  • USAC)Ryan Bernal of Hollister, Calif. will lead the USAC West Coast Sprint cars to Keller Auto Speedway at Kings Fairgrounds in Hanford, Calif. March 28, the next stop for the series. Bernal emerged from a seven-point lead over Danny Faria Jr. after a pair of races last weekend at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. USAC 3/16
  • Perris Auto Speedway CA)There is no racing at Perris Auto Speedway this Saturday, March 21st. Action will return with Night of Destruction #1 on March 28th. The PASSCAR Stock Car Series and the IMCA Modifieds will be back on April 11th and the World of Outlaws will be making their only Southern California appearance of 2015 on April 18th. Joining the Outlaws will be the USAC/CRA and PAS Senior sprint cars. Press Releases3/16
  • Stockton Dirt Track CA)Blackjack Brian Brown will carry the flagship colors for FVP Performance at this weekend's FVP Western Spring Shootout. Brown recently captured his 2nd career World of Outlaws victory, which came at the Tuscon Raceway in Arizona just a couple weeks back. The Grain Valley, Missouri wheel-man claimed last November's World of Outlaws World Finals at the Dirt Track in Charlotte for his first ever series win. Press Releases3/16

Sunday March 15th 2015

A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it begins to rain. Robert Frost

10:15pm

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  • Marysville Raceway Park CA)Marysville Raceway returned to action with 47 drivers hunting for gold during the Spring Gold Fever Sprint Car Open. The winged 360 sprint cars led the way with 23 drivers showing up to battle for the win. Opening night winner Justin Sanders and Friday night Silver Cup winner Andy Forsberg returned to try and claim victory and stay in the hunt for an added bonus. Billy Wallace competed in both the winged 360 and wingless sprints division. Race Results 3/15
  • The Speedway Motors/Champion Racing Oil Central PA Sprint Cars fired up Sunday afternoon for the 2015 season at Lincoln Speedway. The Winter weather cancelled the first three shows at the track and bumped this show to Sunday afternoon March 15th from Saturday March 14th. The 2015 series champion Greg Hodnett came out on top of the 30 car field to start the year in the same place in the points that he ended it. Kyle Moody and Robbie Kendall finished 2nd and 3rd.Speedway Motors/Champion Racing Oil Central PA 3/15
  • Photos)Photos by  Kris Keath from opening day of the Speedway Motors/Champion Racing Oil Central PA Sprint Cars at Lincoln Speedway PA are in SpeedShotz3/15
  • Top Gun)Bubba Raceway Park...3/13...1 1 92 Matt Kurtz 2 3 3A A.j. Maddox 3 4 02 Gene Lasker 4 8 G6 Brandon Grubaugh 5 6 5 Hayden Campbell 6 5 19 Keith Butler 7 9 30 D.j. Peeples 8 7 16 Ben Fritz 9 10 20 Frank Carlsson 10 12 17C Aileen Collins 11 11 00 Harley Zimmerman 12 2 14 Tyler Clem 13 13 47W Kyle Welchance 3/15
  • Lincoln Speedway PA)After being forced to cancel its first three scheduled races of the 2015 racing season due to snow and cold weather, Lincoln Speedway officially kicked off the racing season Sunday afternoon, March 15th, with Greg Hodnett surviving a marathon Icebreaker 30 feature event to add his name to opening day winners at the Pigeon Hills oval. Using the Sunday rain date after a Saturday rainout, a large crowd of fans came out to watch the 410 Sprinters in action as Hodnett missed several early crashes and held on to score the win in the 30 lap feature that took well over an hour to complete. Central PA 3/15
  • Canyon Speedway Park AZ)South Dakota’s Dusty Zomer dropped in on Saturday night’s Canyon Speedway Park season opener and made it pay off with victory honors in ASCS Southwest Sprint Car action atop the 1/3-mile clay oval near Phoenix. Race Results 3/15

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  • Jackson Delamont)Jackson Delamont pulled off another incredible display of driving last Saturday night at Valvoline Raceway after recording a fantastic 6th place finish from a 20thplace starting position. Press Releases3/15
  • Lernerville Speedway PA)Just short of 300 members of the Lernerville Speedway racing family convened at the Willow Tree in RIDC Park along Route 28 South on Saturday Night to start the 2015 season by honoring the accomplishments of the 2014 season. Budweiser Track Champions Carl Bowser, Alex Ferree, Rex King Jr. and Jim Fosnaught, along with their significant others, joined General Manager Gary Risch Jr. and emcee Dow Carnahan at the head table for the gala event. Press Releases3/15
  • Jason Sides)Jason Sides is happy the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series races at Thunderbowl Raceway are behind him. Sides salvaged a pair of top 20s last weekend with the premier sprint car series at the tricky track. Press Releases3/15
  • Trey Starks)Trey Starks opened the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series races at Thunderbowl Raceway last weekend on a bright note. Unfortunately, he ran into bad luck during the main event each night at the third-mile oval. "We're back on top of our qualifying a little bit," he said. "We were pretty consistent. We made the heat race inversion both nights out of 44 cars, which is a lot better than we've been qualifying. With the Outlaws it's a pretty big part of the night and is the key to having a good rest of your night." Press Releases3/15
  • Tony Bruce Jr)Tony Bruce Jr. is gearing up for a return to Devil's Bowl Speedway next weekend. Bruce Jr. has an outstanding track record at the half-mile oval in Mesquite, Texas, where he will compete on Friday and Saturday with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour. Press Releases3/15
  • Civil War)The racing season has come to life in California and on Friday night in Marysville, CA the stars and cars of the Civil War Series Presented By Flowmaster will kick off the series’ 25th season. Coming off of a banner year in 2014, Shane Golobic enters the event as the series’ defending champion, and is again expected to be a very strong competitor aboard the Keith Day Trucking No. 22 event. KoW, JH Wingless, Civil War 3/15
  • IRA Sprints)Discounted IRA memberships are only available thru the end of March, so don't delay. GOLD (driver) memberships are currently $150 and include an excess insurance package plus point-fund & contingency eligibility, and $25 max pit pass membership card. STANDARD memberships for non-point drivers, crew members, & fans are just $50 and also include the $25 max pit pass membership card. Discounted pricing ends March 31st. See www.irasprints.com and click Driver Info for membership forms and directions. The Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint Series opens its' 2015 campaign April 18th at the LaSalle Speedway.3/15
  • Port Royal Speedway PA)Port Royal Speedway has been forced to cancel its already pushed back season opening weekend slated for March 20 and 21. Continued rock-hard frozen ground and extremely poor grounds and track surface conditions have made the cancellation of the Friday practice session and Saturday opener a necessity. Central PA 3/15

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  • ASCS SW)For the first time against the Southwest Region of the American Sprint Car Series, South Dakota's Dusty Zomer parked the Buffalo Wild Wings No. 82 in Victory Lane at Canyon Speedway Park. ASCS 3/15
  • World of Outlaws)Rico Abreu scored a decisive World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series victory Saturday night at Thunderbowl Speedway, besting Shane Stewart and Brad Sweet in the 35-lap feature. Abreu's second career series victory made him the eighth different winner so far, to start the season - the first time that has happened since 1995. DIRT/World of Outlaws 3/15
  • SANSW)James McFadden took an exciting win in round 19 of the Sprintcar Track Championship last night, Saturday, March 14, at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway. McFadden didn’t have it all his own way though after an enthralling battle with Australian champion Dave Murcott. At the chequers, Murcott settled for second whilst Ben Atkinson, who led the opening stanza of the race, came home in third. Race Results 3/14
  • Marysville Raceway CA)360 sprints...Andy Forsberg, Justin Sanders, Colby Weisz, Bud Walberg, Peter Paulson, John Michael Bunch, Matt Peterson, Koen Shaw, Kevin Lovell, Billy Wallace, M.Monahan, B.Bumgarner, H.Hall, C.Dozier, T.Schmid, C.Lamar, C.Magoon, J.Hawes, DJ Freitas, J.Burt. 3/15
  • USAC)USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: March 14, 2015 - Tulare, California - Thunderbowl Raceway FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Ryan Bernal, 2. Colby Copeland, 3. Danny Faria Jr., 4. Bud Kaeding, 5. Richard Vander Weerd, 6. Trey Marcham, 7. D.J. Johnson, 8. Jace Vander Weerd, 9. Ryan Timmons, 10. Austin Liggett,USAC 3/15

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  • Joey Saldana)Saturday: a new day for the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop team. And Joey Saldana’s birthday. Not a team to wallow in yesterday’s carnage, Saldana and Dan Motter’s crew were focused on rising to the racing occasion for night two of World of Outlaws competition at Thunderbowl Raceway. Press Releases3/15

Saturday March 14th 2015

I suppose that's one of the ironies of life doing the wrong thing at the right moment. Charlie Chaplin

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  • AHG Series)DAVID Priolo started from P2 and once he got the jump, he never looked back as he charged away for a commanding win in the Washpod Westernapolis at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday night. Priolo won the 30-lap feature race by more than 10 seconds over Ryan Farrell and Jamie Maiolo in what was the last round of the 2014-15 AHG Sprintcar Series. Race Results 3/14

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  • AHG Series)ON so many occasions this season David Priolo has been in a commanding position in a feature race, only to push either the car or himself too hard and end up in the infield, watching a win slip away. That wasn’t the case at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday night when he won the 30-lap Westernapolis from Ryan Farrell and Jamie Maiolo. Press Releases3/14
  • Lincoln Speedway PA)Lincoln Speedway will attempt to race tomorrow, Sun. March 15th, weather permitting. Parking will be the challenge. Gates open at noon.3/14
  • AHG Series)HE had a horror night behind the wheel but Cameron Gessner could still manage a smile late Saturday night after he won the 2014-15 AHG Sprintcar Series Championship. Heading into the series Grand Final at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday night Gessner was in the box seat, being a solid 30 points in front of challenger Jason Kendrick. Press Releases3/14
  • SLS Promotions)Tickets are now on sale for the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series event on Wednesday, June 3 at Kokomo Speedway in Indiana, and can be purchased online at http://slspromotions.ticketforce.com/kokomo2015 or by calling SLS Promotions 815-344-2023. Press Releases3/14
  • Column)Gaye Carmichael has his re-cap of last nights Tulare CA World of Outlaw show in Sprint Car Results 3/12

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  • USAC WC)USAC WEST COAST SPRINT RACE RESULTS: March 13, 2015 – Tulare, California – Thunderbowl Raceway FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Bud Kaeding, 2. Danny Faria Jr., 3. Landon Hurst, 4. Colby Copeland, 5. Austin Liggett, 6. D.J. Johnson, 7. Jace Vander Weerd, 8. Richard Vander Weerd, 9. Tye Mihocko, 10. Tristan GuardinoUSAC 3/14
  • World of Outlaws)Tim Kaeding won a wild Friday the 13th World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series victory at Thunderbowl Raceway. Kaeding avoided accidents throughout the feature and battled past a strong Terry McCarl late to score his 20th World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series victory. He is now tied with Joey Saldana for most Outlaw wins at Thunderbowl. DIRT/World of Outlaws 3/14

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  • UMSS)The Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series (UMSS) in conjunction with K.R.A Speedway, Princeton Speedway, Ogilvie Raceway, Parker Engines and Randy Grages from Midwest Power Equipment, is proud to announce a series of three consecutive nights of sprint car racing known as the Minnesota Summer Heat Outlaw Sprint Car Tour. The three race weekend series is scheduled for August 20, 21 & 22 at three different Minnesota tracks. Press Releases3/14
  • Joey Saldana)In Western superstition, Friday the 13th is considered an unlucky day, but one lucky driver and team competing in the World of Outlaws event at Thunderbowl Raceway would walk away with the trophy and $10,000 in prize money. Joey Saldana, driver of the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop 71M Sprint Car, owns the most victories at Thunderbowl, claiming four (2007, 2009, 2010, and 2011). The Brownsburg Bullet has had a stellar start to the season and led the point standings coming into tonight’s seventh race of the season. Though he had notched a second and third place finish this year, the Bullet was eager for a victory. Press Releases3/14
  • NSL)The National Sprint League’s July “Fair Speedweek” just got one race better with the addition of the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines on Wednesday, July 22. The historic half-mile will follow the event at the Hancock County Fair in Britt, Iowa on July 21, and precede events at the Jackson County Fair in Jackson, Minnesota on July 23 and the Crawford County Fair in Denison, Iowa on July 24. National Sprint League 3/14

 

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