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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 2/28 Tri-State Outlook Duane Hancock (OH/IN/MI) 10/31 Not Just Another Racing Column Pastor Dudley Balmer 2/28

Wagsworld Ken Wagner (CRA/USAC) 2/24

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Top 3 East Bay Raceway Park USAC Sprints  Friday 2-27-15 3rd Kevin Thomas Jr,  winner Robert Ballou, 2nd Dave Darland      Hosehead  Photo

Dave Darland at East Bay Raceway Park Thursday 2/26/15   Hosehead Photo  Click image for larger view  Hoseheads LIVE

Joey Aguilar, Showtime Speedway Outlaw Winged Sprints feature race winner, Pinellas Park, FL, Sunday, March 1, 2015, Richard Golardi Photo

 

 

 

Kevin Thomas Jr celebrates his USAC East Bay win Thursday night.   Steve Bischoff Photo

 

Top 3 East Bay Raceway Park USAC Sprints  2-26-15 2nd Dave Darland, winner Kevin Thomas Jr, 3rd Brady Bacon   Steve Bischoff Photo

 

 

Robert Ballou wins night 2 of USAC Sprints at  East Bay Raceway Park    More photos Hoseheads LIVE

Kevin Thomas Jr wins the USAC Sprints Thur. night at East Bay Raceway Park. Max Dolder photo  Click image for larger view

 

  

Kevin Thomas Jr wins night 1 of USAC Sprints at  East Bay Raceway Park   

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“I really thought driver error cost us another one right there. I was fogging up my shield bad at the restart, and just really had trouble seeing. I don’t even know what happened after I got in the wall, but I saw Darland going for it and just tried to stay in it to get back by him. If I’m ever gonna catch him in all-time wins, I’ve gotta keep my elbows up!” said Ballou, who now owns eleven wins in his career. Robert Ballou winning night 2 of East Bay Raceway USAC sprints.

 "I tell you what; this team has got some momentum right now. It just seems like we can't do anything wrong, I knew all we had to do was win the start, and once I did I just stayed around the tires. My highs are like 7,500RPM, I don't think I went any further than half-throttle at anytime. I got too lapped there and I knew if I just followed them, I'd be alright. I was actually trying to let them get away from me but I just kept getting slower and slower like I was pulling them back to me." Aaron Reutzel winning Lucas Oil ASCS at Bubvba Raceway Park Friday.

“It feels great to be back in this car and to be back to winning. I can’t even explain how excited I am for this season. We’ve been running well, and tonight we put it all together. It was tough to pass, but it was also really difficult to get around this place tonight. I gave Dave one opening and he caught me, but I was just lucky enough to get a second chance. Hopefully, we can qualify decent and give ourselves a chance again tomorrow,” Kevin Thomas Jr winning night 1 of East Bay Raceway USAC sprints.

Robert Bell and USAC National Sprint Car Champion, Bryan Clauson having some fun before the USAC sprint car event at East Bay Raceway Friday night. Bryan's crew has been helping Robert all week long with set-up and getting him a lot faster, while Bryan has been giving Bell driving tips to get him hitting his mark. Dennis Krieger Imagery

 

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Robert Ballou wins night 2 of USAC Sprints at  East Bay Raceway Park FL   Hoseheads

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Monday March 2nd 2015

Poor man wanna be rich, Rich man wanna be king. And a king ain't satisfied, Till he rules everything.  BruceSpringsteen

11:45pm

PRESS...

  • Williams Grove Speedway PA)We are within the month for the first events of the 2015 season at Williams Grove Speedway as March dawns on the Cumberland County oval. Opening Day is set for Friday, March 27 at 7:30 pm, featuring the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars and the exciting super late models along with a fireworks display. Adult general admission for the prestigious season opener is set at just $15 with youth ages 12 – 20 admitted for just $10. Central PA 3/2
  • Port Royal Speedway PA)The continuation of late winter weather has forced Port Royal Speedway to cancel all planned racing activity at the oval until Friday, March 20 and Saturday, March 21. Falling by the wayside are March 7 and 13 practice sessions and the original Opening Day program that was to be March 14. On tap Friday, March 20 from 6 – 9 pm will be a practice session that is open to any division on the 2015 Port Royal slate of events. Central PA 3/2
  • Florida Open Wheel)Link for race video from Richard Golardi: http://youtu.be/1ugYTNjv39s "YouTube video - Showtime Speedway Winged Sprints, Feature Race, 3-1-2015 , winged pavement sprint cars from Pinellas Park, FL"3/2
  • Dominic Scelzi)Dominic Scelzi scored a podium finish during his season debut with Dan Monhoff last Saturday at Marysville Raceway. "Any time you get a good run, especially in a car you're not familiar with, you gain a lot of confidence," Scelzi said. "Dan gave me a great car and all the guys worked really hard." Scelzi opened the night by qualifying fifth quickest. Press Releases3/2
  • Austen Wheatley)Austen Wheatley will kick off his 2015 season this week with a trio of World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series races. His schedule opens with races on Wednesday and Thursday at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas for the FVP Outlaw Showdown and on Saturday at USA Raceway in Tucson, Ariz., for the NAPA Wildcat Shootout. Press Releases3/2
  • Chase Johnson)Chase Johnson is aiming to reach new heights in 2015, which begins in a week and a half when Johnson will make his World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series debut. Johnson is set to start his sprint car season March 13-14 at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., where he will be driving for Shawn and Cindy Thomas during an event co-sanctioned by the World of Outlaws and the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series. Press Releases3/2
  • USAC)Damion Gardner of Concord, Calif. opens defense of his AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car title this Saturday in the "Sokola Shootout" at the Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway. Gardner leads the all-time USAC/CRA winners' list with 57 career victories and will aim for a third consecutive championship this year. USAC3/2
  • USAC)The USAC Western HPD Midgets, fresh off their series-opening race at Lake Havasu City, Ariz. last Saturday, travel to Lucas Oil I-10 Speedway for round two this Saturday in Blythe, Calif. USAC3/2
  • USAC)This Thursday night's 4th "Sin City Showdown" figures to be just that as USAC's West Coast and Southwest Sprint Car veterans convene at the Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway Dirt Track for the opening point-paying rounds of each 2015 series and the first "Grudge Series" event. The World of Outlaws Sprint Cars and IMCA Modifieds share Thursday's bill. USAC3/2
  • Column)Pat & Bruce Eckel have ASCS & USAC notes in A Typical Weekend 3/2
  • Baer Field Speedway IN)The 2015 schedule of events for Baer Field Speedway is complete and it's action packed with the 'Hot 5' weekly divisions of Late Model Sportsman, Modifieds, Street Stocks, Mini Stocks and Compacts racing on Saturday nights starting on Saturday, April 11th. The 'Hot 5' will take on the fast 3/8s (0.375) mile semi-banked paved oval during the regular season. A test and tune is slated for Saturday, April 4th with the Pit Gates opening at 10:00a.m., and Rotating Practice for all divisions going from 12:00-6:00p.m. Press Releases3/2
  • Brad Loyet)Brad Loyet and the Loyet Motorsports Vacuworx #o5 team completed a successful trip to Florida last Friday night at Bubba Raceway Park near Ocala. Their fifth place finish completed a four-race trip in which they never failed to finish outside of the top five. Their next outing will be in south Texas at the 8th Annual Gulf Coast Nationals March 13 and 14. Press Releases3/2
  • Comp Cams Interstate Cup)I-30 Speedway (Little Rock, Arkansas) and Riverside International Speedway (West Memphis, Arkansas) have teamed up to once again offer a bonus program for Sprint Car teams in the Mid-South area, and it's again being tabbed as the COMP Cams Interstate Cup presented by Dixon Road U-Pull-It. Press Releases3/2
  • Jonathan Allard)During his final race of the year in New Zealand, Jonathan Allard left on a very high note as he clean swept the North Island Championship at the WXC Springs Speedway on Saturday night. “It was a great night for our team,” Allard said. “The track was really tough, but we were able to keep it going forward, and picked up the huge win.” After an eight-week hiatus from the Speedway, Allard quickly returned to form, as he mastered the rough track to pick up win in his first heat from the fourth starting position. Press Releases3/2
  • Alissa Geving)With the 2015 season in Northern California coming to life, Alissa Geving is extremely excited to announce that she has joined forces with Brett Lay Racing for the 2015 season as the team intends to go after the Petaluma Speedway Track Championship, an accomplishment Geving has captured three times in her career. “I am very excited to drive for Brett and Sherry Lay in 2015. It is a different experience for me, and I am hoping I can learn a lot from it,” Geving said. Press Releases3/2
  • Brian Brown)The Brian Brown Racing Casey’s General Stores/FVP #21 team is ready to head west with the World of Outlaws. This week finds the team at the FVP Outlaw Showdown Wednesday and Thursday at The Dirt Track in Las Vegas, Nevada, before heading to USA Raceway in Tucson, Arizona on Saturday. Last year, the trip out west was a little rough for you. We’re really looking forward to getting to the west coast. We had some bad luck out there last year. We were fast at times too though, especially in Vegas and Tucson. Press Releases3/2

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  • Mason Moore)Mason Moore had a great night going during the Toller Memorial on Saturday night at the Marysville Raceway, but contact with another competitor while running in the third spot, had his machine on the tow truck, and back at his trailer with just nine laps left in the feature event. “We had a great night going, and I thought we were on our way to at least a podium finish,” Mason Moore said. “Unfortunately I got a little used up on the 16th lap and the damage ultimately knocked us out of the race.” Press Releases3/2
  • Justyn Cox)Justyn Cox had an up and down night at the Marysville Raceway on Saturday night during the 2015 season opener, though he showed great speed towards the end of the night, a part failure with nine laps to go in the feature event would knock him out contention. “We have a lot of new parts, and components, so it took us a little bit to get where we wanted to be, but we really showed some great speed later in the night,” Justin Cox said. Press Releases3/2
  • Willie Croft)After competing at the Winter Heat Showdown in January with Tri-C Motorsports, Willie Croft was back aboard his potent Willie Croft Racing No. 29 on Saturday night and picked up a fifth place finish at the Marysville Raceway. “It was a decent night for us,” Croft said. “We had some things to work out, but we showed some good speed, and ended our night with a top-five.” Press Releases3/2
  • Travis Rilat)Travis Rilat wrapped up his trip to Florida last Friday at Bubba Raceway Park. "It wasn't a very good night," he said. "We weren't able to get the car going very well and the track didn't have a top and a bottom lane so it made it tough to have a good race." Press Releases3/2
  • Justin Sanders)Kicking the 2015 off on Saturday night at the Marysville Raceway, Justin Sanders put on a strong performance to claim the Toller Memorial and was quick to dedicate the night to Nick Lancaster, a long time supporter and friend of his who tragically passed over the winter. Press Releases3/2
  • USAC)The USAC Western HPD Midgets, fresh off their series-opening race at Lake Havasu City, Ariz. last Saturday, travel to Lucas Oil I-10 Speedway for round two this Saturday in Blythe, Calif. Dylan Nobile of Clovis, Calif. captured Saturday's 30-lap season-opener at Havasu 95 Speedway, leading the final seven laps after passing Michael Fanelli on lap 24. USAC3/2
  • USAC)The AMSOIL USAC Sprint Car National Championship resumes April 4 at Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway following cancellation of last Saturday night's race at East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Fla. due to rain. Chase Stockon of Elizabethtown, Ind., with a pair of seconds, a pair of fifths and a ninth, emerged as the series point leader and "Winter Dirt Games VI" champion after the five races held in Florida the past two weeks. He leads Kevin Thomas Jr. and Robert Ballou by 14 and 18 points respectively entering the race at Lawrenceburg USAC3/2
  • Triple X Race Co)Florida Speedweeks are in the books for 2015, and Aaron Reutzel emerged from the crowd with two race wins and the point lead for the ASCS National Tour. Triple X Race Components wants to wish Aaron, Shelbey and everyone associated with Aaron Reutzel Racing a huge congratulations! Join Aaron and the hundreds of other drivers this year who will use XXX chassis to dominate their competition – visit us on the web where you can see our huge network of dealers and distributors at www.xxxraceco.com . Our sales and technical support staff are ready to answer your questions over the phone as well at 866.632.9925. Press Releases3/2
  • Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience)Kenny Wallace loves racing on dirt, and the new Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience gives race fans a chance to see for themselves what makes dirt racing so fun. This unique driving experience allows the average racing aficionado to get behind the wheel of a dirt Modified, Late Model or Sprint Car, or take a thrilling ride around the track in a 2-seat Sprint Car with an experienced driver. “I love racing on dirt”, says Wallace. “There is nothing like driving a high horsepower dirt car sideways through the turns. It’s one of the purest forms of racing, and it’s a whole lot of fun. That’s why I spend so many nights each year racing at local dirt tracks around the country.” Press Releases3/2
  • Joey Saldana)Joey Saldana will be sporting a brand new tribute helmet when he climbs into the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop sprinter March 7 at USA Raceway. Team owner Dan Motter asked Shell Shock paint designs based in Fairbury, Nebraska to design a helmet that would acknowledge and honor sponsor HE&M Saw and salute their endorsement and support of San Diego-based Workshops for Warriors. Press Releases3/2
  • Stockton Dirt Track CA)In the brief two-year history of the Stockton Dirt Track no driver has taken the checkered flag more than Rutherford, California’s Rico Abreu. In fact, the 23-year-old wheel-man is the only competitor to win multiple main events at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds facility, which opens the season on Saturday & Sunday March 21 & 22 with a World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series double header. Press Releases3/2
  • Dirt Track Heroes)The Quaker Steak and Lube Eighth Annual Dirt Track Heroes Show opened yesterday to much fanfare as well as travelers beware to a house full of enthusiastic racing fans and a panel of legendary racing stars who used the roundtable interview session to chat about their racing exploits during the "Golden Era" of the sport. Press Releases3/2
  • SOS)The 20th anniversary season schedule of competition is now set for the Southern Ontario Sprints (SOS). The tour will take the SOS across Ontario this summer with stops at Brighton Speedway, Ohsweken Speedway, South Buxton Raceway, Humberstone Speedway as well as returning to Merrittville Speedway for the first time since 2010. The SOS will also continue the tradition as an affiliate sanctioning body for the 11th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Press Releases3/2
  • Oswego Speedway NY)After a successful 2014 season in the small block supermodified division at Oswego Speedway, J.J. Andrews will once again team up with Billy Whittaker CARS and TRUX, of Central Square N.Y., for the 2015 season. Andrews will seek his first championship in his 18th season as a driver in the division. Press Releases3/2
  • Grant Anderson)Heartland Raceway and Grant Anderson share a good history, and although it wasn’t a win in last Saturday night’s eighth Eureka Garages and Sheds Sprintcar Series round, he managed to achieve the next best result: second. Press Releases3/2

Sunday March 1st 2015

A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. Herm Albright

10:00pm

RESULTS...

  • Showtime Speedway FL)Outlaw Winged Sprints Feature Race Results from Pinellas Park, FL on Sunday 3/1/2015, 1. Joey Aguilar, 2. Garrett Green, 3. Mickey Kempgens, 4. Dude Teate, 5. Ernie Teed Jr., 6. Ty DeCaire, 7. Matthew Hall, 8. Terry Taylor, 9. Carlie Yent, 10. Sport Allen, 11. Ben Fritz 3/1
  • Marysville Raceway Park CA)Watsonville’s Justin Sanders won the 25-lap main event at the Sherm and Loree Toller Memorial on Saturday night at Marysville Raceway. Sanders held off a charging Rico Abreu to capture the big win. “I have to thank Rudy and all my guys for working so hard and giving me a great car to drive,” said Sanders post race. A total of 25 winged 360 sprint cars entered the first event of the season. Earlier in the afternoon it was revealed that Sanders and team are concentrating on a Marysville Raceway track championship. Sander’s is already registered to compete in this weekend’s upcoming Silver Cup at Chico.Race Results 3/1

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  • Sammy Swindell)Sammy Swindell will make his first sprint car start next weekend following his retirement from full-time racing last August. Swindell will pilot the No. 1 sprint car for Donnie Cooper this Friday and Saturday at Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Miss., during the USCS season-opening event. It will be Swindell's first time driving for Cooper and his first time racing at the 3/8-mile track. Press Releases3/1
  • Jason Sides)Jason Sides is riding a lot of momentum into a World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series tripleheader this week. Sides will compete with the Outlaws on Wednesday and Thursday at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas for the FVP Outlaw Showdown and on Saturday at USA Raceway in Tucson, Ariz., for the NAPA Wildcat Shootout. Press Releases3/1
  • Shark Racing)Shark Racing will return to routine competition this week with a trio of World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series events. Drivers Jacob Allen and Logan Schuchart will race with the Outlaws at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas on Wednesday and Thursday before wrapping up the week on Saturday at USA Raceway in Tucson, Ariz. Press Releases3/1
  • Trey Starks)Trey Starks is primed to kick off his 2015 season in the United States this week. Starks, who earned a top 10 in Australia during the offseason, will compete this Wednesday and Thursday at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas for the FVP Outlaw Showdown and on Saturday at USA Raceway in Tucson, Ariz., for the NAPA Wildcat Shootout with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series. Press Releases3/1
  • Tony Bruce Jr)Tony Bruce Jr. made the best of the circumstances last Friday at Bubba Raceway Park. Bruce Jr. overcame a high pill draw early in the night during the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour debut at the egg-shaped track to rebound with an 11 th-place finish in the main event. Press Releases3/1
  • Silver Dollar Speedway CA)The iconic and world-wide known Silver Dollar Speedway is set to kick off the 2015 season on March 6th and 7th with the annual running of the Silver Cup Race of Champions. The mile clay oval race track will host the winged 360 sprint cars, dirt modifieds, and wingless sprint cars. The racing action gets underway Friday March 6th, with qualifying at 6 PM and racing starting at 7 PM. Tickets Adults $16, seniors and juniors $13, Children $6. Press Releases3/1
  • Perris Auto Speedway CA)When Perris Auto Speedway kicks off its 20th anniversary season this Saturday night, March 7th, with the Sokola Shooutout for the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, most eyes will be on two-time defending series champion Damion Gardner of Concord, California. The slender driver dominated the prestigious series and 2014 and he will be ready to rumble when the first green flag of the season flies on Saturday night. What could be bad news for the remainder of the competition is the fact that Gardner thinks he can be more dominant in 2015 than he was last year. Press Releases3/1
  • World of Outlaws)The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series returns to action next week as it begins the first West Coast swing of the season. The series take on the FVP Outlaw Showdown at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 4 and 5, and the NAPA Wildcat Shootout presented by RideNow Powersports at Tucson's USA Raceway on March 7.DIRT/World of Outlaws 3/1

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  • The Open Wheel Driving School/Sippel Racin' is excited to announce our 2015 Driving Schools will begin on Monday, May, 18th. All School sessions will take place at the challenging banked 1/4 mile of the 141 Speedway in Francis Creek, WI. If you’ve ever had the urge to really find out what it feels like to drive a winged sprint car, this summer is a great time. Our schedule continues on the following Monday’s; July, 15th, August 17th, September 21st and October 10th. Sign-up information can be obtained by calling Randy Sippel at 920.876.3166 or email at ranspp@aol.com. We look forward to seeing you this summer. Visit us at sippelracin.com for updates and further information. 3/1
  • USAC/CRA)On Saturday, March 7th, the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series will open their twelfth season at Perris Auto Speedway with the annual “Sokola Shootout." Joining the traditional 410 cubic-inch powered sprints will be the PAS Senior Sprint Cars and Young Gun Sprint Cars. The spectator gates will open at 5:00pm, with racing at "America's Premier Dirt Track" scheduled to begin at 7:00pm. For more event information, visit the track’s website at www.perrisautospeedway.com or call 951.940.0134.USAC3/1
  • USAC)Chase Stockon has been proclaimed "Winter Dirt Games VI" Champion after rains forced cancellation of Saturday night's sixth and final series race at East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Fla. Stockon posted a pair of seconds, a pair of fifths and a ninth in the five races held at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala and East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton to edge Kevin Thomas Jr. and Robert Ballou by 14 and 18 points respectively in the standings. USAC3/1
  • Valvoline Raceway AU)Dual Australian Sprintcar Champion David Murcott and multiple Australian titleholder Robbie Farr will take on the already impressive weekly battles within the Parramatta Posse this Saturday night at Valvoline Raceway. The pair, having competed for the greater majority of February in Western Australia – where Murcott successfully defended his 2014 Australian Championship win – will throw extra fuel on to the fire lit by additional prize money and a $10,000 points fund booty for the month of March. Press Releases3/1

RESULTS...

  • USAC)Dylan Nobile of Clovis, Calif. won Saturday night's 30-lap USAC Western HPD Midget opener at Havasu 95 Speedway. Bryant Dawson took second ahead of Michael Fanelli, Cody Jessop and Annie Breidinger. USAC3/1

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RESULTS...

  • Marysville Raceway Park CA)360 sprints...Justin Sanders, Rico Abreu, Dominic Scelzi, Andy Forsberg, Wilie Croft, Sean Wright, Koen Shaw, Jeremy Hawes, Cody Hodgson, Justyn Cox, M.Moore, B.Wallace, M.Monahan, C.Dozier, H.Hall, S.Ingraham, P.Paulson, J.Richardson, C.Lamar, J.Steward 3/1
  • Sprintcar All Stars)What a thrilling end to an equally thrilling season, rolling out for the A Main the top 5 just as tight on points as when the night started. The Series was going to be decided by finishing positions in the A again. Race Results 3/1

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  • Dirt Track Heroes)The 2015 edition of the Quaker Steak and Lube Eighth Annual Dirt Track Heroes Car Show is in the final countdown stages of the event highlighting the past, present and future of auto racing all coming together under one roof at the Mall in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. Another associate sponsor has joined the growing list of sponsors for the event and everything is pointing in the right direction for the fabulous week long gathering. Press Releases3/1
  • ASCS Frontier)The Frontier Region of the American Sprint Car Series has released their 2015 lineup with 20 dates across the state of Montana at Billings Motorsports Park, Electric City Speedway, and Gallatin Speedway. ASCS 3/1
  • ASCS Lucas Oil)With wet weather hanging over the Bubba Raceway Park, and more on the way, officials with the Bubba Raceway Park have made the call to call off the final night of racing with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real. There will not be a make-up date. ASCS 3/1
  • Column)"Florida’s Newest Oval Track Under Construction at Bubba Raceway Park" by Richard Golardi Florida Open Wheel 3/1
  • USAC WC/SW)On Thursday, March 5th, the USAC West Coast and SouthWest Sprint Cars will invade The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Sponsored by Hoosier Tire, the $2,500-to-win "4th Annual Sin City Showdown" opens the point season for both groups and will kickoff the popular Grudge Series. A talented roster of drivers from Arizona, California, and the Midwest are expected to compete for bragging rights on the half-mile clay oval. The famed World of Outlaw Sprint Cars and IMCA Modifieds will share the spotlight as the spectator gates will open at 5:00pm with racing scheduled for 7:00pm. For more event information, visit the track’s website at www.lvms.com/dirt or call 702.644.4444. USAC3/1

Saturday February 28th 2015

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Dreams come true. Without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them. John Updike

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  • ASCS Lucas Oil)With wet weather hanging over the Bubba Raceway Park, and more on the way, officials with the Bubba Raceway Park have made the call to call off the final night of racing with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real. There will not be a make-up date. The next event for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series will be the Devil's Bowl Spring Nationals in Mesquite, Texas on Friday, March 20 and Saturday, March 21. Tickets for the 42nd annual Spring Nationals are on sale by calling the Devil's Bowl Speedway at (972) 222-2421. For more information on the 42nd running of the Spring Nationals, log onto http://www.devilsbowl.com. 2/28
  • USAC)Chase Stockon has been proclaimed "Winter Dirt Games VI" Champion after rains forced cancellation of Saturday night's sixth and final series race at East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Fla. A steady rain in the Tampa area today, expected to continue tonight, has created extremely wet conditions at the track. The AMSOIL USAC Sprint Car National Championship now gears up for its next race, April 4, at the Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway. USAC2/28
  • Column)Pastor Dudley is giving modified rides in Not Just Another Racing Column 2/28
  • Premier Speedway AU)On a night that produced plenty of drama, simply to get the show in, Adam Clarke added his name once more to the long and illustrious list of Australian Speedcar Championship winners when he claimed victory in the 40 laps finale to the 74th Lucas Oil Australian Speedcar Championship. Race Results 2/28

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RESULTS...

  • East Bay Raceway Park FL)Robert Ballou narrowly avoided disaster on the final lap of Friday’s “Winter Dirt Games VI” 30-lapper at East Bay Raceway Park to take his second victory of the young season. The Rocklin, California driver appeared to be in smooth sailing after a restart with four laps to go, but he rapped the wall just past the flagstand after taking the white-flag as second-running Dave Darland dove to the bottom for the lead. Ballou crossed over and took it back, notching a .296-second victory in the MPHG Promotions – Blakesley Auto #12 Maxim/Ott. Race Results 2/28
  • USAC)AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: February 27, 2015 - Gibsonton, Florida - East Bay Raceway - "Winter Dirt Games VI" FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Robert Ballou, 2. Dave Darland, 3. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 4. Justin Grant, 5. Chase Stockon, 6. Bryan Clauson, 7. C.J. Leary, 8. Kyle Cummins, 9. Jon Stanbrough, 10. Chad Boespflug,USAC2/28
  • ASCS Lucas Oil)The Lucas Oil American Sprint Series presented by MAVTV American Real paid its first visit Florida's Bubba Raceway Park with Aaron Reutzel picking up his second Protect the Harvest A-Feature win of the 2015 season. Reutzel's sixth Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Victory since 2014 the Clute, Texas driver took off from the pole to lead flag-to-flag for his third podium in four starts. ASCS 2/28

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  • Keith Prutzman)Keith Prutzman had a very brief season in 2014 due late-winter, shoulder rotator cuff surgery. But the veteran racer will be back at full strength for a full season in 2015 with his #28 Buck Rubs Gentleman’s Club 360 cubic inch sprint cars. Prutzman currently has 25 race dates on his schedule, but the big change is that the team will spend 12 of those dates in the State of New York racing with the Empire State Sprints. Press Releases2/28
  • CRASH PAD) Put some Tax Refund money under your Butt. Now is a good time to make the one time investment in your Back with a CRASH PAD to Reduce your Risk of Compression Fractures. It's Made in the USA with the RIGHT STUFF and durable materials to last for seasons. Besides the US Military tested Impact Resistance, the CRASH PAD makes the seat really comfortable. You never plan to crash but when it happens be ready with this affordable seat insert in place. We want to stop seeing Spinal Injuries in short track racing. Now is the time to understand the problem and the CRASH PAD solution. Go to www.802solutions.com for more info, to find a Dealer or order online.2/28
  • USCS)Three-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Champion and sprint car racing legend Slammin’Sammy Swindell tops the entry list for the United Sprint Car Series 2015 season opener when the series invades Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Mississippi for the sprint car portion of the 7th annual "Frost Buster 250" presented by Carl Hogan Toyota (www.carlhogantoyota.com ) to kick off its 2015 season on Friday and Saturday, March 6th and 7th. Although he lives just three hours away in Germantown, Tennessee, it will be his first ever appearance at Magnolia Motor Speedway USCS 2/28
  • Perris Auto Speedway CA)When Perris Auto Speedway kicks off its historic 20th anniversary season on Saturday, March 7th, with the Sokola Shootout for the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, it will also begin its annual effort to raise money for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. 2015 will mark the ninth consecutive year that the track has supported the Relay for Life and to date more than $100,000.00 has been collected at the track through the generous donations of fans, racers, sponsors and officials. Press Releases2/28
  • Oswego Speedway NY)The 10th annual Oswego Speedway Old-Timers Reunion will move to a new weekend in 2015, pairing fittingly with the Speedway’s 65th anniversary celebration to take place on Saturday, August 8 featuring race day admission of only $5 for fans to help celebrate the storied history of the ‘Steel Palace.’ Press Releases2/28
  • Jonathan Allard)Jonathan Allard returned to racing action in New Zealand last weekend after a very lengthy break in the schedule, as he put on a fantastic charge to fourth in the New Zealand Sprint Car Championship. Unfortunately for the Chico, CA driver, Allard was involved in a pair of wrecks during his two heat races, and heading into the feature event, he would line the Porter Group/Hydraulink/Motul backed No. 0 machine up in the ninth row for the 25th lap finale. Press Releases2/28

Friday February 27th 2015

"Live Long And Prosper"    Spock    Leonard Nimoy

10:45pm

RESULTS...

  • USAC)East Bay Raceway Park FL Night 2...Robert Ballou holds on despite getting into the turn-1 wall on the last lap, winning over Darland, Thomas, Grant, Stockon, Clauson, Leary, Cummins. 2/27
  • ASCS Lucas Oil)Bubba Raceway Park FL....A-Feature: (25 Laps, top 4 lock into Saturday's feature event.) A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel[1]; 2. 45X-Johnny Herrera[4]; 3. M1-Mark Smith[7]; 4. W20-Greg Wilson[6]; 5. 05-Brad Loyet[8]; 6. 9JR-Derek Hagar[9]; 7. 24-Danny Martin Jr.[2]; 8. 59-Danny Holtgraver[11]; 9. 10H-Chad Kemenah[17]; 10. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[13]; 11. 18-Tony Bruce Jr[19]; 12. 23-Seth Bergman[14]; 13. 49-Shawn Dancer[5]; 14. 0-Glenn Styres[10]; 15. 52-Blake Hahn[16]; 16. 20K-Thomas Kennedy[15]; 17. 14K-Kyle Bellm[12]; 18. 29-Travis Rilat[18]; 19. 77X-Wayne Johnson[20]; 20. 94-Jeff Swindell[23]; 21. 95-Matt Covington[24]; 22. 3A-A.J. Maddox[3]; 23. 92K-Matt Kurtz[21]; 24. (DNF) 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[22] Lap Leader: Aaron Reutzel 1-25 Hard Charger: Chad Kemenah +8 Provisional(s): Jeff Swindell P1; Matt Covington P1; 2/27

1:30pm

RESULTS...

  • Premier Speedway AU)A cool and calculated drive by Queensland’s Brendan Palmer saw him stand atop the victory dais following the Preliminary Feature of the 74th Lucas Oil Australian Speedcar Championship on Friday night at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool. Race Results 2/27
  • USAC)Kevin Thomas, Jr. had not visited USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car victory lane since September of 2013, but he broke that winless streak on Thursday night with the 30-lap "Winter Dirt Games VI" feature win at East Bay Raceway Park. The Cullman, Alabama native made it his ninth-career win leading all but the opening half-lap and a brief moment before a yellow flag on lap 17. USAC2/27
  • East Bay Raceway Park FL)Kevin Thomas, Jr. had not visited USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car victory lane since September of 2013, but he broke that winless streak on Thursday night with the 30-lap “Winter Dirt Games VI” feature win at East Bay Raceway Park. The Cullman, Alabama made it his ninth-career win leading all but the opening half-lap and a brief moment before a yellow flag on lap 17. He will go into Friday looking to give himself a chance at the “Triple Crown Challenge” posted by track supporters as a bonus to any driver who can win all three features. Race Results 2/27

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  • PennLive)Cody Darrah will run family-owned deal full time with the All Star Circuit of Champions in 2015. http://www.pennlive.com/2/27
  • Sean Becker)Along with a new team combination comes a new marketing partner, and Sean Becker, Dan Menne, and Brian Cannon are extremely pleased, and excited, to announce a new partnership with Mike’s Hard Lemonade for the 2015 season. “It is always great to have marketing partners with this sport, and we are really excited, and thankful to have Mike’s Hard Lemonade join our team this year,” Becker said. “I am really looking forward to the opportunity of representing them to the best of my abilities both on, and off the track.” Press Releases2/27
  • Daniel Sayre)Farr Racing’s Daniel Sayre will be competing over in America during June and July as part of the 2015 Northwest Speedweek. Daniel has been confirmed to race seven meetings across eight nights, starting at Siskiyou Motor Speedway on 28th June, and ending at Cottage Grove Speedway on 4th July. Chuck Prather, promoter of Coos Bay Speedway, has given Daniel the opportunity to run in a 360ci-wingedSprintcar. Press Releases2/27
  • Racin Boys)RacinBoys has live video coverage of the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour's debut at Bubba Raceway Park this weekend. The premier 360ci sprint car series will tackle the egg-shaped dirt track tonight and Saturday with RacinBoys showing lap by lap on Pay-Per-View. The price for the doubleheader is only $34.99 ($29.99 for premium RacinBoys members) or $22.99 per night ($17.99 for premium RacinBoys members). The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 7 p.m. (Eastern) each night. Press Releases2/27
  • XSAN)TONIGHT: USAC Racing​ LIVE on XSAN​ from East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Florida ORDER NOW: http://www.xsan.tv/order/ 2/27
  • Ohsweken Speedway ONT)Ohsweken, Ontario - Ohsweken Speedway will be holding registration and information meetings for all five of the track’s weekly Friday night racing divisions on Sunday, March 29 in the Wayne Gretzky Room at the Best Western Brant Park Inn located at 19 Holiday Drive in Brantford, Ontario. Press Releases2/27
  • Team ILP)Inside Line Promotions competitors Alex Bright and Jason Sides each earned at least one trip to Victory Lane last weekend. Bright claimed the winged micro sprint features during the Ronald Laney Memorial at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla., last Friday and Saturday. Press Releases2/27

Thursday February 26th 2015

He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.  Sir Winston Churchill

10:00pm

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  • USAC Sprints)AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: February 26, 2015 - Gibsonton, Florida - East Bay Raceway Park - "Winter Dirt Games VI" FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 2. Dave Darland, 3. Brady Bacon, 4. C.J. Leary, 5. Tracy Hines, 6. Robert Ballou, 7. Chad Boespflug, 8. Kyle Cummins, 9. Chase Stockon, 10. Chris Windom, 11. Jon Stanbrough, 12. Brady Short, 13. Bryan Clauson, 14. Jarett Andretti, 15. Casey Shuman, 16. Carson Short, 17. Aaron Farney, 18. Logan Jarrett, 19. Bret Mellenberndt, 20. Trevor Kobylarz, 21. Shane Cockrum, 22. Justin Grant, 23. Kody Swanson, 24. Kyle Robbins. NT USAC2/26
  • Photos)Shots from night 1 of USAC Sprints at East Bay Raceway Park FL are in Hoseheads LIVE2/26
  • Champion Racing Oil)Offering one of the most comprehensive racing programs in the motorsports industry, Champion Racing Oil has announced the details for their 2015 “ELITE RACER” Program, providing support for participants in almost every recognized sanctioned racing event in North America and Canada. Press Releases2/26
  • Sprintcar All Stars AU)In what has been an awesome season it will all come to a head this Saturday night as the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star series holds their final round at Timmis Speedway, Mildura. The Series Championship lead has changed 2 times, there have been 4 different feature winners and with only 152 points separating the top 5 drivers the pressure will be on. The top 5 in points going into the final round are: Press Releases2/26
  • Sprint Car Mania)The final open wheel racing of February gets under way early with USAC Winter Dirt Games action at Tampa’s East Bay Raceway Park later tonight. The USAC Winter Dirt Games set along with an ASCS National Tour double up the road at Ocala’s Bubba Raceway Park highlight this weekend’s racing action that has already been cut short somewhat by winter weather in parts of the country. The full weekend preview is available at www.sprintcarmania.com. 2/26
  • Canyon Speedway Park AZ)With wet and gloomy weather on the horizon, this Saturday’s scheduled Season Opener at Canyon Speedway Park has been reset for Saturday night, March 14. The card featuring the winged Sprint Cars of the ASCS Southwest along with the 9th World Vapor IMCA Modifieds, Arizona Differential Pure Stocks, Scottsdale Muffler & Automotive Renegades and Dwarf Cars will be preceded by a practice session on Friday night, March 13, as this Friday’s practice has been postponed as well. Press Releases2/26
  • Driver Websites)Driver Websites has created a new website for Bryan Clauson Inc. The custom veteran package website - http://www.BryanClauson.com - will showcase the latest news as well as an updated schedule and results page. Biography, stats, sponsors, photos and videos as well as a store are also highlighted pages on the website. Press Releases2/26
  • Florida Open Wheel)Link for race video from Richard Golardi: http://youtu.be/muMVAPAnLsI "YouTube video - Supercut - USAC Sprint Cars at Bubba Raceway Park, compilation video from USAC sprint car competition" 2/26
  • Danny Holtgraver)Danny Holtgraver will wrap up his 2015 Florida ‘speedweeks’ campaign with one more weekend of competition. The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native will return to the Bubba Raceway Park near Ocala, Florida this Friday and Saturday, February 27th & 28th; rejoining the ASCS ‘360’ National Tour for two more nights of sprint car competition. Holtgraver kicked-off his Florida venture with a visit to the Bubba Raceway Park during the first weekend of February. The pilot of the Phoenix Racing, Bonnell’s Rod Shop, Alternative Power Sources, Auto Electric of Jupiter, Florida, Southern Pacific Farms, no. 59 sprint car earned three consecutive top-ten finishes during his first visit, and hopes to duplicate that performance this weekend. Press Releases2/26
  • Indy Race Parts would like to congratulate Robert Ballou, Dave Darland and everyone else that supports Indy Race Parts. If you need any New or Used Sprint Car, Midget, or 600 parts we are your one stop shop. Call 317.244.9437 or view our website www.indyraceparts.com for more info or find us on Twitter, @indyraceparts.2/26
  • Mason Moore)With the Northern California season just days away from kicking off, Mason Moore and his Mason Moore Racing team are excited to announce that they will partner with Coors Light for the 2015 season. “We are all very excited for this partnership with Coors Light for the 2015 season,” Moore said “It is really cool to have such a well known brand on the side of the car, and their support will help our racing program tremendously.” Press Releases2/26
  • NSL)The National Sprint League is excited to announce that Abdo, Eick & Meyers, Certified Pulic Accountants and Consultants has signed on as a series sponsor for 2015! Abdo, Eick & Meyers provides tax services, attest services, business consulting services, payroll services and financial solutions. National Sprint League 2/26
  • NSL)Fairmont Raceway in Fairmont, Minnesota has been added to the National Sprint League schedule for 2015. The event in Fairmont will be Friday, August 21. The banked -mile oval on the Martin County Fairgrounds west of Fairmont promises to be a good test for the best of the NSL! NSL driver Brian Brown has a pair of wins the last three years at Fairmont. Lee Grosz took last year’s JSTS event in Fairmont. National Sprint League 2/26

Wednesday February 25th 2015

I have enough money to last me the rest of my life, unless I buy something. Jackie Mason

11:50pm

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  • Marysville Raceway Park CA)Rutherford, CA wheel man Rico Abreu is set to return to his dirt track roots this Saturday night at Marysville Raceway. Earlier this year, Abreu announced a deal with HScott Motorsports with Justin Marks to drive the full 2015 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East schedule, a feeder series to NASCAR racing's highest levels. On February 15th, Abreu made his maiden voyage in the K&N Series and finished 17th. The Saturday night race is in tribute to Sherm and Loree Toller. Press Releases2/25
  • Wayne Johnson)After winning his heat from the eighth starting spot Thursday, it looked like a great weekend was in store for Wayne Johnson at East Bay Raceway Park near Tampa, Florida. Unfortunately, a pair of incidents marred what could have been a third Ronald Laney Memorial title for the Knoxville, Iowa driver. This weekend a two-night stint back at Bubba Raceway Park near Ocala with the ASCS National Series will wind up his Florida trip. Press Releases2/25
  • Column)"Bryan Clauson Interview – Shifting to Winged Sprints and IndyCar" by Richard Golardi Florida Open Wheel 2/25
  • Patriot Sprints)With the days left before the 2015 season opener slowly decreasing, the number of Patriot Sprint Tour sponsors continues to steadily increase. For the second consecutive year, Einstein Construction Group is back to support the Patriot Sprint Tour America Series. Last season, ECG presented the event at Black Rock Speedway, this year they will be headlining the PST show at the Freedom Motorsports Park on July 10. In addition, they will be helping to pad the series point fund. Press Releases2/25
  • Atomic Speedway OH)Although the temperatures outside are frigid, the 2015 racing season at Atomic Speedway is about to heat up as the "Midwest's Fastest 3/8 Mile Oval" is about to kick off the northern racing campaign for one of the nations' most prestigious series--The Lucas Oil Late Models--Friday, March 20. Dubbed 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. Press Releases2/25
  • Thunderbowl Raceway CA)The inaugural World of Outlaws event at Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway occurred in September of 2003 when 20-time series champion Steve Kinser scored the victory over Tim Shaffer & Clovis, California's Jason Meyers. This year marks the 12th overall season that the Greatest Show on Dirt competes at the one-third mile clay oval. Past World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series feature winners at the Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway Press Releases2/25
  • Oswego Speedway NY)Helena Chemical Company is set to be a presenting partner of the ISMA Supermodified King of Wings VII championship event to be held at Oswego Speedway on Saturday, July 11. Since 2009, Oswego Speedway’s King of Wings event has been one of the premier winged Supermodified races of the summer, with a who’s who of driving talents reaching victory lane. Press Releases2/25
  • Aaron Reutzel)The opening weekend of Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour action proved to be yet another good one for Aaron Reutzel and the Shark-powered BC Fundz/Basic One Services No. 87 Triple X Sprint Car team. The Clute, TX, racer opened the weekend with a victory over the field of 67 competitors on Thursday night, established himself as top points earner with a fifth-place run on Friday and then took a strong runner-up finish in Saturday night’s $10,000-to-win Ronald Laney Memorial at Tampa’s East Bay Raceway Park. Press Releases2/25

2:00pm

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  • OCRS)The Shock Doc has elevated their support of the AmeriFlex Hose & Accessories / Oil Capital Racing Series by signing on as a heat race sponsor for the traveling sprint car series beginning with the 2015 season. Shock Doc, a division of A-1 Machine in Tulsa, is owned by Paul Edwards and 2015 will make the third consecutive year that the Shock Doc has sponsored the series. Previously, the Shock Doc was one of multiple point fund suppliers for the non-wing events the series conducted in 2013 & 2014. OCRS 2/25
  • ESS)JE Pistons has been a part of the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS) Lucky Giveaway Program since in its inception. Based out of Irvine, Ca., JE is a world leader in piston manufacturing With over 60 years of experience, JE Pistons is the leader in high performance forged pistons. We've built a reputation that the competition can only follow. JE has a history of manufacturing the highest quality pistons and components that professional engine builders, race teams, and high performance enthusiasts trust and rely on. Press Releases2/25
  • Travis Rilat)To say the opening race weekend of the season in the United States was a rough outing for Travis Rilat would be an understatement. Rilat, who kicked off the year by winning the Tyson Perez Memorial in Australia in early February, tackled East Bay Raceway Park last weekend for the Ronald Laney Memorial with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour. Unfortunately, Rilat battled attrition all weekend during the event that featured more than 65 competitors. Press Releases2/25
  • KSE Racing Products)As the World of Outlaws moved out of the state of Florida, both the USAC and ASCS National Tours moved in, and the storie remained the same as drivers using KSE Racing Products found themselves in victory lane at the end of the night. The USAC National Sprint Car Series invaded the Bubba Raceway Park over the weekend, and it was a clean sweep for drivers using KSE Racing Products. Press Releases2/25
  • Premier Speedway AU)Victoria’s Harley Bishop announced himself in no uncertain terms when he recorded the fastest lap time in practice for the 74th Lucas Oil Australian Speedcar Championship at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool tonight. Bishop posted an impressive 12.714 second pass around the quarter mile venue to just pip hard charging American Jerry Coons Jnr who wheeled the Steven Graham owned N14 machine around Sungold Stadium in 12.762 seconds. Press Releases2/25

Tuesday February 24th 2015

A lot of people are bored of all the political correctness. Clint Eastwood

11:30pm

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  • Blake Skipper)The good run for Blake Skipper continued last Saturday night, Saturday, February 21 with a competitive time trial which saw Blake qualify in 16th position and a direct transfer from the heat to the A-Main. It was the first time this season that Blake had transferred directly in and despite not finishing the A-Main due to an overheating engine, Blake was happy with his performance overall. Press Releases2/24
  • Toby Bellbowen)On a racy surface at Valvoline Raceway last Saturday night, February 21, Toby Bellbowen scored his best finish of the season with a second. Press Releases2/24
  • Jackson Delamont)Jackson Delamont left Valvoline Raceway last Saturday night with a 13th place after a half spin whilst running eighth. A frustrating way to finish what was a trying night for the talented racer from Young in NSW. Press Releases2/24
  • Sam Hafertepe Jr)Sam Hafertepe Jr. put together a consistent weekend during the season-opening event with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour. Hafertepe Jr. advanced or finished in the same starting position throughout both preliminary nights at East Bay Raceway Park last Thursday and Friday for the Ronald Laney Memorial. Press Releases2/24
  • Brandon Hanks)Brandon Hanks is going after the next step in his racing program. However, sometimes that means taking gambles that require learning curves, which was the theme of last weekend's season-opening Ronald Laney Memorial at East Bay Raceway Park. Hanks and his team experimented with the setup throughout the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour tripleheader. Some changes paid off and other times it didn't. Press Releases2/24
  • Scotty Thiel)Scotty and the STM crew headed south last week to the East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa Florida for the 14th annual Ron Laney Memorial and the Lucas Oil ASCS National event. This was the third trip the team has taken down to East Bay and were hoping for some positive results. After getting disqualified for the nose wing being ” too far forward when crossing the scales after a B-main victory Thursday night, that set the tune for the remaining portion of the weekends luck. Press Releases2/24
  • Terry McCarl)Terry McCarl and the TMAC Motorsports #24 team capped off their Florida trip with a top five finish amongst 67 cars assembled at the Ronal Laney Memorial. The opening night at East Bay Raceway Park near Tampa saw a great race when the Altoona, Iowa native charged from 17th to second. The team will take a weekend off before heading to The Dirt Track in Las Vegas, Nevada where they will begin their west coast trip with the World of Outlaws. Press Releases2/24
  • Tyson Hall)Tyson Hall is taking the lessons learned during the season-opening event and immediately applying them. Hall, who competed at the extremely slick East Bay Raceway Park last weekend with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, is slated to tackle Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla., this Friday and Saturday with the series. Press Releases2/24
  • Canyon Speedway Park AZ)The 2015 racing season at Canyon Speedway Park officially gets under way with this Saturday night’s blockbuster Season Opener that features the return of winged Sprint Cars to the 1/3-mile clay oval. Following an open practice session on Friday from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Saturday’s CSP Season Opener goes green at 7:00 p.m. Press Releases2/24
  • Dirt Track  Heroes)"Intense" is the word to best describe the scene leading up to the 8th Annual Quaker Steak and Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show. The telephones and internet usage are at warp speed as the upcoming 2015 edition of the show continues with its countdown towards the show. Press Releases2/24
  • TJ Michael)T.J. Michael continued his recent streak of top-five finishes this past weekend at the Lonestar Speedway near Kilgore, Texas; securing a fifth place performance during ‘305’ feature action at Lonestar’s ‘Sprint Smackdown’ on Saturday, February 21st. Michael, who is piloting the Kenny Clark owned no. 18 ‘305’ sprinter during his early season Texas campaign, started the ‘Sprint Smackdown’ main event from the outside of the fourth row, and rallied three positions to solidify himself inside the top-five. The Plano, Texas native is now three for three in 2015 in top-five finishes. Press Releases2/24
  • Dominic Scelzi)Dominic Scelzi is chomping at the bit to get the 2015 season underway. Scelzi's schedule includes approximately 45 sprint car races with his Roth Motorsports backed, family owned team and two dozen 360ci races driving for Dan Monhoff, including the season opener this Saturday at Marysville Raceway Park in Marysville, Calif., for the Sherm and Loree Toller Memorial. Press Releases2/24
  • Florida Open Wheel)Link for photo album from Richard Golardi: https://plus.google.com/"Photo album from USAC National Sprint Car Series at Bubba Raceway Park, Feb 2015, all photos by Richard Golardi"  Link for race video from Richard Golardi: http://youtu.be/NRDQG-2SU3I "YouTube video - USAC National Sprint Cars at Bubba Raceway Park, Feature Race, Sunday, 2/22/2015"2/24

2:00pm

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  • Column)Ken Wagner says goodbye with the last Wagsworld 2/24
  • Lincoln Speedway PA)Snow cover and a forecast of temperatures below freezing the remainder of the week have forced Lincoln Speedway promoters to postpone the 2015 Season-opening Icebreaker 30 for 410 sprints back another week until Sat., March 7th.2/24
  • USCS)Attention! Due to continued low and freezng temperatures and freezing rain and snow with accumulations up to 4 inches through Wednesday this week, the 7th annual USCS Frostbuster 250 at Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, MS has been postponed one week to Friday, March 6th and Saturday , March 7th. For updates please visit www.magnoliadirt.com The event includes two full programs of racing in the United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters, the K& N Filters USCS Modifieds and www.rockauto.com USCS 600 mini sprints. Also on the racing card are the Super Late Models, Nesmith Dirt Late Models and Stock Car Racing in three divisions. For rules and more info please visit www.uscsracing.com 2/24
  • Perris Auto Speedway CA)When Perris Auto Speedway opens its historic 20th anniversary season with the Sokola Shootout on March 7th for the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series, PAS Senior Sprints and Young Gun Sprint Cars, there will be some special money saving deals awaiting fans. Press Releases2/24
  • Max Stambaugh)After having to miss an opportunity to kick start the 2015 season in Florida, Max Stambaugh will turn his attention towards a new starting point; Attica Raceway Park. The Elida, Ohio native will begin his 2015 campaign officially at the Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio on Friday, March 27th during their season opening program. Stambaugh will pilot the Specialized Therapy, Biggies Coast to Coast, Triple JJJ, Tim Hogan's Carpet, no. 6M ‘410’ sprinter during the 2015 lid lifter; his first of many potential ‘410’ starts in 2015. Despite opening the season with ‘410’ sprint car competition, Stambaugh will still focus the majority of his upcoming season around ‘360’ sprint car action; chasing a 2015 NRA ‘360’ Invaders championship. Press Releases2/24
  • Oswego Speedway NY)Nearly six months after setting the all-time Novelis Supermodified track record at Oswego Speedway in the Graham Racing No. 99 Supermodified, the ‘Jersey Jet’ Joey Payne and Graham Racing have parted ways. The initial announcement of Payne’s release was made on his personal Facebook account last Thursday, with the release confirmed Tuesday morning through a statement from Graham Racing team owner, Ray Graham. Press Releases2/24
  • Parker Price-Miller)Taking on the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour over the weekend in Tampa, FL, Parker Price-Miller had a weekend that he would soon like to put behind him, as he prepares for another round of ASCS action this weekend at the Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, FL. “We had a high heat draw every night, and that really did not make things easy on us,” Price-Miller said. “We had pretty good speed, but passing could be very tough at times.” Press Releases2/24

Monday February 23rd 2015

America does not go abroad in search of monsters to destroy. John Quincy Adams

11:30pm

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  • Brad Loyet)Brad Loyet and the Loyet Motorsports/Vacuworx #o5 team started their season out with three top fives last weekend in Florida. After finishing fourth and third in preliminaries, the Sunset Hills, Missouri driver finished the Ronald Laney Memorial finale at East Bay Raceway Park near Tampa in fourth place. This weekend, the team heads for a two-night event at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala on Friday and Saturday. Press Releases2/23
  • Jason Sides)Jason Sides captured his first victory of the season last weekend during the Ronald Laney Memorial. Sides, who was competing in front of his family and in the backyard of longtime supporter Wetherington Tractor Service, Inc., claimed Friday's Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour preliminary race before he finished sixth out of 67 drivers during Saturday's finale at East Bay Raceway Park. Press Releases2/23
  • Derek Hagar)Derek Hagar has been looking forward to this weekend's Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour doubleheader at Bubba Raceway Park for quite a while. Hagar will make his debut at the unique, egg-shaped track in Ocala, Fla., this Friday and Saturday. Press Releases2/23
  • Jordan Weaver)The Ronald Laney Memorial got off to a rough start for Jordan Weaver, who was on pace to win a Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour heat race last Thursday before mechanical issues forced her to the pits early. Weaver led the first five laps of the heat race at East Bay Raceway Park until an engine problem stymied her with three laps remaining. She was unable to restart the race or make a B Main during the opening night of the memorial event. Press Releases2/23
  • Downforce Designs)Schedules have been released and race cars are being built, which makes now a great time to start planning apparel decisions for the 2015 season. Downforce Designs offers custom screen printing, embroidery, decals and art with options ranging from t-shirts and hoodies to hats, beanies and koozies. Press Releases2/23
  • Wayne County Speedway OH)Promoters Jason and Kristin Flory have been burning the midnight oil putting together the 50th full season of racing schedule for Wayne County Speedway that will include some familiar looks and some new faces to the schedule. First will be two Saturday’s of Test and Tune this season as April 4th and 11th will be practice sessions for all class’ of cars with the track being open from 11 am until 4 pm both Saturday’s. The season will get off to a big start on Saturday, April 18th with the ‘New” UNOH All Star Sprints, that is now owned by NASCAR’S Tony Stewart, with a $5,000 to win feature.Press Releases2/23
  • ASCS Lucas Oil)With the 2015 season for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real underway, the next rounds of competition are slated for Friday, February 27 and Saturday, February 28 at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. Mark Smith leads driver standings going into Bubba Raceway Park. Picking up the 2015 season opener, Aaron Reutzel comes into this weekend runner-up, and is the highest running tour regular. Brad Loyet holds third with Terry McCarl and tour regular Johnny Herrera fifth. Jeff Swindell trails the No. 45x by five points with Greg Hodnett seventh. Jason Sides is eighth with Tony Bruce, Jr. and Seth Bergman completing the top-ten. ASCS 2/23
  • Champion Racing Oil)Champion, a recognized leader in purpose-built racing and enthusiast lubricants, announced today a special promotion in conjunction with SuperFlow Dynamometers and Flowbenches. Geared towards the “Engine Builder”, “Machine Shop” or “Dyno Facility”, Champion is offering through the month of March a $1000 Gift Certificate towards any new SuperFlow engine or chassis dyno system. Press Releases2/23
  • Florida Open Wheel)Link for race video from Richard Golardi: http://youtu.be/g1aNy4W5eTE "YouTube video - USAC National Sprint Cars at Bubba Raceway Park, Feature Race, Friday, 2/20/2015" 2/23
  • Oswego Speedway NY)Voting is now open for the National Speed Sport News ‘My Favorite Tracks’ poll, conducted annually to determine America’s favorite race tracks, as voted by thousands of race fans and motorsports enthusiasts. Oswego Speedway has placed in the top five of the poll the last two years, finishing third overall in 2014 behind only Rossburg, Ohio’s Eldora Speedway and Knoxville, Iowa’s Knoxville Raceway. Press Releases2/23

2:00pm

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  • Column)Danny Burton has some winter thoughts in Hoosier Race Report 2/23
  • Winter Heat)While the 2015 season recently kicked off, it's not too early to plan ahead for the most exciting event of the offseason. The Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown will return in January of 2016 following a successful debut earlier this year at Cocopah Speedway. Press Releases2/23
  • USAC)Rounds four, five and six of the 2015 AMSOIL USAC Sprint Car National Championship unfold this week at East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Fla. with races Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the 1/3-mile dirt oval. The final three events in the "Winter Dirt Games VI" mark USAC's first appearance at East Bay since Damion Gardner's two-race "sweep" in 2010. A "sweep" of this year's three races will be worth a $5,000 "Triple Crown Challenge" bonus posted by the East Bay race organizers. A driver who can win two of the three would earn a $500 bonus. USAC2/23
  • USAC)The famed London Bridge, relocated in 1971 to Lake Havasu City, Arizona, serves as the backdrop for this weekend's opening round of the 2015 USAC HPD Western Midget series. Havasu 95 Speedway, some five miles south of the bridge, is the venue for Saturday night's events. It will mark USAC's 14th appearance at the quarter-mile paved oval. USAC2/23
  • Caleb Helms)Caleb Helms is looking forward to racing this weekend now that the kinks are out of the way. Helms kicked off his season last weekend at East Bay Raceway Park, where his team built momentum throughout the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Ronald Laney Memorial tripleheader. He will return to action this Friday and Saturday with the series at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. Press Releases2/23
  • Zach Blurton)Zach Blurton kicked off his 2015 season on the right foot last Saturday. Blurton earned a podium finish during a RaceSaver Sprint Series event at LoneStar Speedway for the LoneStar Sprint Smackdown. Press Releases2/23
  • Ian Madsen)Ian Madsen has made it back to the United States for his 2015 season, but wanted to express his gratitude to the D&B Goodyer Developments team for the opportunity he was provided in Australia. “Overall we had a really good season together, and I cannot thank Darren and Belinda Goodyer enough for everything they provided me,” Madsen said. Press Releases2/23
  • Kerry Madsen)Returning to Australia for two more weekends of racing, Kerry Madsen returned to his winning ways, as he won the World Series Sprint Cars Grand Final at the Motorplex in Perth, WA Saturday night. “It is great to get back to Western Australia, and score a win,” Madsen said. “We got our US season off to a great season the last two weeks, and it is great to come back over to Australia and continue have awesome speed.” Press Releases2/23
  • Racin Boys)RacinBoys has the cure for any sprint car fan who is having sprint car withdrawal. America's fastest motorsports website will showcase live Pay-Per-View video of the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event this Friday and Saturday at Bubba Raceway Park. Press Releases2/23
  • XSAN)USAC Racing​ LIVE on XSAN​ from East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Florida February 26-28, 2015. ORDER NOW: http://www.xsan.tv/order/ 2/23
  • Big Game Motorsports)Big Game Motorsports is preparing for the next challenge following a strong start to the season. Danny Lasoski and the Muddy No. 2 team recorded a pair of runner-up finishes and three top 10s during the DIRTcar Nationals in Florida a week ago. The team spent most of last week and will devote this week to getting ready for a trip to Las Vegas, where it will compete with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series March 4-5 for the FVP Outlaw Showdown at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas. Press Releases2/23
  • Triple X Race Co)The second leg of Florida Speedweek has wrapped up with more Team XXX drivers visiting victory lane. The Amsoil USAC National Tour and Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour were both in action over the weekend, and Brady Bacon and Aaron Reutzel both represented Triple X Race Components in victory lane with their respective national tours. Our congratulations go out to Brady and Aaron as well as all the drivers using XXX chassis to find success in Florida. Join the teams using XXX chassis and components to find victory lane by visiting us at www.xxxraceco.com or call us at 866.632.9925. Press Releases2/23
  • USAC)The green flag for the 2015 HPD USAC Midget season will drop for the first time this season on Saturday, February 28 when the USAC Honda HPD Western Pavement Midgets visit Havasu 95 Speedway in Lake Havasu, Ariz. USAC2/23
  • Joey Saldana)The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series heads to Las Vegas March 4-5 to begin the western spring swing and continues on to Tucson, Ariz. March 7. The Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop team, off to a good start, is looking forward to racing in the warmer West Coast climate. Press Releases2/23
  • Antioch Speedway CA)Always known for action packed racing & close-quarter competition the Contra Costa County Fairgrounds based Antioch Speedway will play host to the World of Outlaws on Sunday March 29 and during it, the Golden State contingent will look to continue its past string of success at the track. Press Releases2/23
  • Sammy Walsh)It might have taken Sammy Walsh nearly the best part of a decade to record his maiden 410 Sprintcar feature race win, but he rated his second feature race win last Saturday during the latest round of the Valvoline Raceway Track Championship as being more satisfying. Press Releases2/23

Sunday February 22nd 2015

Washington couldn't tell a lie, Nixon couldn't tell the truth, and Reagan couldn't tell the difference. Mort Sahl

10:20pm

RESULTS...

  • Premier Speedway AU)Western Australia’s Dayne Kingshott fired the first shot in the battle for the 74th Lucas Oil Australian Speedcar Championship this coming weekend when he captured the 70th running of the Victorian Speedcar Title at Avalon Raceway on Saturday night. In a shortened feature event Kingshott took victory ahead of a hard charging mark Brown and three time Australian Speedcar Champion, Indiana’s Davey Ray. Race Results 2/22
  • USAC Sprints)Dave Darland added to the most impressive streak in USAC history on Sunday night at Bubba Raceway Park, as he added another AMSOIL National Sprint Car win to his list to make it 23 consecutive seasons with at least one win in a USAC National series. The Lincoln, Indiana veteran scored the victory on the third of three consecutive nights at the 3/8-mile "D"-shaped dirt track in Ocala, Fla. as part of "Winter Dirt Games VI" which resumes this week on Feb. 26-27-28 at East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Fla. USAC2/22
  • SANSW)Sprintcar Association Of NSW, Track Championship Round 17. VALVOLINE RACEWAY A MAIN: (30 laps – With Starting Positions) 1. Sam Walsh (2), 2. Toby Bell Bowen (8), 3. Ben Atkinson (3), 4. Danny Reidy (1), 5. Grant Tunks (6), 6. Troy Little (13), 7. Jeremy Cross (15), 8. Warren Ferguson (4), 9. Matt Dumesny (18), 10. Jordyn Brazier (9)Race Results 2/22

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  • Tony Bruce Jr)Tony Bruce Jr. summed up his first weekend of racing this season with the word "solid." Bruce Jr. and his One 8 Motorsports team overcame a mechanical issue on the opening night of the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour tripleheader before powering to a pair of top 10s last weekend at East Bay Raceway Park for the Ronald Laney Memorial. Press Releases2/22
  • ARDC)It's been several years since the American Racing Drivers Club (ARDC) has been able to offer a point fund to its competitors. In season's past, the ARDC membership decided to put its available funds into the purse and dissolve the fund point at that time. Now, thanks to the support of Hyper Racing, a point fund will be established for the 2015 ARDC season. Press Releases2/22
  • Danny Reidy)Despite recording the fastest lap and also setting the early place of the feature race, Danny Reidy was left disappointed to miss out on a podium finish in last Saturday night’s latest Valvoline Raceway 410 Sprintcar Track Championship round. Press Releases2/22
  • USCS)Race fans can go to Carl Hogan Toyota at 3907 US 45 North, Columbus, MS 39705 and ENTER THE CONTEST to WIN TICKETS to the USCS Frostbuster 250 at Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Mississippi on Friday and Saturday, February 27th and 28th and winner also will receive V.I.P. PASSES to a special winners only MEET and GREET with NASCAR veteran and Fox TV motorsports commentator Kenny Wallace. At least 10 winners will be awarded. Winners will be announced after the drawing at 2:pm on Friday, February 27th. ...**Note: See Kenny Wallace's exotic race winning TOYOTA powered Outlaw Modifed race car from 11am until 2pm at Carl Hogan Toyota on FRIDAY, February 27th. www.carlhogantoyota.com 2/22
  • Column)East Bay Raceway Park Concludes the Best Winternationals in Years by Richard Golardi Florida Open Wheel 2/22

Saturday February 21st 2015

It is better to create than to learn! Creating is the essence of life. Julius Caesar

11:55pm

RESULTS...

  • USAC)Defending AMSOIL Sprint Car National Champion Brady Bacon wasted very little time getting himself into the win column with the 2015 tour, as he led all thirty laps and held on after a final-lap challenge from Chase Stockon to take Saturday's "Winter Dirt Games VI" 30-lapper. The Broken Arrow, Oklahoma driver's ninth-career victory put him back into the point lead as the series continues Sunday night at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala for the third round of the six-race race "Winter Dirt Games" series in Florida. USAC2/21
  • USAC Sprints)AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: February 21, 2015 - Ocala, Florida - Bubba Raceway Park - "Winter Dirt Games VI"  FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Brady Bacon, 2. Chase Stockon, 3. Chris Windom, 4. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 5. Kyle Cummins, 6. Carson Short, 7. Zach Daum, 8. Robert Ballou, 9. Dave Darland, 10. C.J. LearyUSAC2/21
  • ASCS Lucas Oil)Incredible doesn't being to describe the slide job festival that took place with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real in the 17th annual King of the 360's and 14th annual Ronald Laney Memorial as Pennsylvania's Mark Smith claimed the evening's $10,000 bounty in his second start. ASCS 2/21

2:00pm

RESULTS...

  • Photos)Hein Brothers photos from East Bay ASCS and Ocala USAC are in SpeedShotz2/21
  • AHG Series AU)KERRY Madsen won 30-lap World Series Sprintcars Grand Final in front of a strong crowd at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday night from Ryan Farrell and Brooke Tatnell. It was also round 12 of the AHG Sprintcar Series. The professional racer from America was never challenged in the main event as he dominated in the Keneric Racing #29 in front of his Perth-based team owners. Race Results 2/21
  • Valvoline Raceway AU)Sam Walsh recorded his second main event win for the season tonight as he accounted for a strong field in Round Seventeen of the Valvoline Raceway Sprintcar Track Championship. Walsh sped his #92 Fleck Earthmoving entry around the highline with spectacular effectiveness despite the best efforts of Toby Bellbowen and Ben Atkinson to run him down. Race Results 2/21
  • Column)Pat & Bruce Eckel have notes from Volusia Speedway Park in A Typical Weekend 2/21
  • USAC Sprints)Robert Ballou opened the 2015 AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship much the way he ended last season as he fended off 2014 series champion Brady Bacon and drove away for the opening night win in "Winter Dirt Games VI" at Bubba Raceway Park. USAC2/21
  • East Bay Raceway Park FL)Round two of the 17th annual King of the 360's and 14th Ronald Laney Memorial saw Tennessee's Jason Sides lead flag-to-flag at East Bay Raceway Park with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real. Drawing the pole in the night's 25-lap feature event, the 2002 Ronald Laney Memorial winner was pressured on the highline by Mark Smith on the opening lap, but was able to keep the Pennsylvania ace at bay. Race Results 2/21
  • East Bay Raceway Park FL)The start to the 2015 season for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real opened with a bang as Aaron Reutzel stormed to victory on night one of the 14th annual Ronald Laney Memorial, and 17th King of the 360's at East Bay Raceway Park. Race Results 2/21

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  • Ohsweken Speedway ONT)The ticket renewal period for Ohsweken Speedway's 2015 Special Events originally scheduled to begin on Monday, February 23 has been rescheduled and will begin Wednesday, February 25. Those who purchased their tickets online last year and already have an account with TicketForce will be able to renew their tickets at http://ohswekenspeedway.ticketforce.com beginning at 9:00am on Wednesday, February 25. Press Releases2/21
  • ESS)The picturesque campus located in a hamlet of Upstate, New York known as SUNY Canton has returned to be a major backer once again for the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS) in 2015. SUNY Canton has been a fixture in many forms of local motorsports for years and in return has seen several enroll from the racing fraternity into one of their highly recognized curriculums. Press Releases2/21

Friday February 20th 2015

Who sees the human face correctly: the photographer, the mirror, or the painter? Pablo Picasso

11:00pm

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  • ASCS Lucas Oil)Top 10 points after 2 nights at East Bay Raceway Park...1 - 87 - Aaron Reutzel - 420 2 - M1 - Mark Smith - 419 3 - O5 - Brad Loyet - 418 4 - 94 - Jeff Swindell - 415 5 - 24 - Terry McCarl - 412 6 - 27 - Greg Hodnett - 407 7 - 45X - Johnny Herrera - 404 8 - 77X - Wayne Johnson - 401 9 - 15H - Sam Hafertepe Jr - 399 10 - 23 - Seth Bergman - 396 ASCS 2/20
  • USAC Sprints)AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: February 20, 2015 - Ocala, Florida - Bubba Raceway Park - "Winter Dirt Games VI" FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Robert Ballou, 2. Chase Stockon, 3. Brady Bacon, 4. Jon Stanbrough, 5. Justin Grant, 6. Brady Short, 7. Chad Boespflug, 8. Shane Cockrum, 9. Bryan Clauson, 10. C.J. Leary USAC2/20
  • ASCS Lucas Oil)Round two of the 17th annual King of the 360's and 14th Ronald Laney Memorial saw Tennessee's Jason Sides lead flag-to-flag at East Bay Raceway Park with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real. Drawing the pole in the night's 25-lap feature event, the 2002 Ronald Laney Memorial winner was pressured on the highline by Mark Smith on the opening lap, but was able to keep the Pennsylvania ace at bay.  ASCS 2/20

9:30pm

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  • Donny Schatz)Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing’s (TSR) Donny Schatz will make an appearance at the J.D. Byrider store in Las Vegas – 5600 West Sahara Ave. – from 5 to 7 p.m. PST March 3 in advance of the seventh annual FVP Outlaw Showdown at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Press Releases2/20
  • World of Outlaws)The two-night FVP Outlaw Showdown at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway returns Wednesday and Thursday, March 4-5, as the kickoff to the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series' annual western spring swing. DIRT/World of Outlaws 2/20
  • Destiny Motorsports)Check out this video from the DIRTCar Nationals featuring Destiny Motorsports! http://petersenmediainc.com/2/20
  • Photos)Shots from night 2 of ASCS Lucas Oil at East Bay Raceway Park FL Ronald Laney Memorial are in Hoseheads LIVE2/20

3:30pm

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  • National Sprint Car Museum)The non-profit National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum is pleased to partner with the brand-new National Sprint League (NSL) for seven nights of “National Sprint Car Museum Madness” in seven states in 2015. The promotional program, featuring hundreds of lucky-number give-aways and a variety of special guest appearances courtesy of the Knoxville-based museum, will take place at the following NSL races: Press Releases2/20
  • Oberlin Speedway KS)Racing will return to the Decatur County Fair Grounds in 2015 with twelve dates on the schedule for the 2015 season. The Fairground’s 3/8 mile high banked oval will once again come alive with 4 classes of IMCA Sanctioned competition. Modified, Sport Modified, Stock Car and Hobby Stock will be the featured classes with the Speedway running on Friday Nights. Also the 3rd Annual Bob Salem Memorial will close the season out featuring the United Rebel Sprint Cars in a National points event. Press Releases2/20
  • KSE Racing Products)With the DIRTCar Nationals now in the rear view mirror, teams who utilized KSE Racing Products found themselves heading home with coveted Gator trophies that the event offers. Kicking the week of racing off on Wednesday night during a UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions event, Greg Hodnett scored a win for the PA Posse, as he was dominant aboard his Mike Heffner owned No. 27 machine. With a star-studded field in action, Hodnett used his KSE Racing Products to kick his 2015 season off in style. Press Releases2/20
  • VP Racing Fuels)VP Racing Fuels today announced the extension of its sponsorship of the World of Outlaws Sprint Car and Late Model Series through 2017. With the agreement, VP will continue as the “Official Fuel” for each series and provide trackside fuel service at select events from the season kickoff DIRTcar Nationals in Florida to the Bad Boy Buggies World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte. Racers can contact their designated VP Regional Distribution Center to confirm the trackside fuel service for each scheduled event. Press Releases2/20
  • Blake Skipper)There might be still five shows to go for this season but Blake Skipper and the team are also looking ahead to 2015/2016. After a tough start to the season back in October, there has been glimpses of goodness in recent weeks and the team, building off that, will finish off this season with eyes firmly on the next. Press Releases2/20
  • Toby Bellbowen)As he enters this weekend’s 17th round of the Sprintcar Track Championship at Valvoline Raceway, Toby Bellbowen will be focusing on two things. Firstly, to find some long lost form and secondly to get that elusive feature race win. Press Releases2/20
  • Jackson Delamont)The last five meetings, Jackson Delamont, on average, has been the most consistent driver at Valvoline Raceway. He will certainly be hoping that continues as he and the team contest round seventeen of the Valvoline Raceway track championship. Press Releases2/20

3:30am

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  • Aaron Reutzel)“That was a heckuva racetrack!” Aaron Reutzel exclaimed as he climbed from his winning Shark-powered BC Fundz/Basic One Services No. 87 Triple X Sprint Car at East Bay Raceway Park on Thursday night. And a heckuva race car. That pretty much summed it up as the Clute, TX, racer successfully kicked off his Lucas Oil ASCS National championship pursuit with a victory in the opening leg of East Bay Raceway Park’s “King of 360’s” Nationals. Press Releases2/20
  • ECP Racing)Well the sun has set on the 2015 Aussie Title for ECP Racing. Here’s a look back over the two nights last weekend to check in on how the team faired amidst the typically hectic nature of the Championship. Press Releases2/20

RESULTS...

  • ASCS Lucas Oil)The start to the 2015 season for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real opened with a bang as Aaron Reutzel stormed to victory on night one of the 14th annual Ronald Laney Memorial, and 17th King of the 360's at East Bay Raceway Park. ASCS 2/20
  • Photos)Shots from night 1 of ASCS Lucas Oil at East Bay Raceway Park FL Ronald Laney Memorial are in Hoseheads LIVE2/20

Thursday February 19th 2015

There are three classes of people: those who see, those who see when they are shown, those who do not see. Leonardo da Vinci

12:45am

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Tracks/Drivers

  • Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real East Bay Raceway Park - Tampa, Fla. 14th annual Ronald Laney Memorial Thursday, February 19, 2015 Car Count: 62 Entry List: Car-Driver 0-Glenn Styres 05-Brad Loyet 09-Timmy Thrash 1-Freddie McCall 1M-Mark Smith 3B-Brad Greer 3H-Brandon Hanks 4X-Shawn Petersen 5X-Tyson Hall 6S-Danny Lasoski 7K-Kyle Pitts 7S-Jason Sides 8J-Jess Stiger 9P-Parker Price-Miller 9JR-Derek Hagar 10-Terry Gray 10J-C.J. Jones 10B-Mitch Brown 10H-Chad Kemenah 10M-Morgan Turpen 10P-Jim Perricone 14H-Chris Hoyt 14K-Kyle Bellm 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr F16-Lance Hester M16-Justin Hoffman 16-Ryan Ruhl 17-Lane Whittington 17X-Josh Baughman 18-Tony Bruce Jr W20-Greg Wilson 20K-Thomas Kennedy 21K-Lou Kennedy Jr. 23-Seth Bergman 24-Terry McCarl 24M-Danny Martin Jr. 27-Greg Hodnett 28H-James (Hud) Horton 33-Kris Miller 33M-Randy Hannagan 38-Tony Agin 40H-Caleb Helms 45X-Johnny Herrera 45-Tim Shaffer 49-Shawn Dancer 49X-Cole Duncan 50-Joe Zuczek 52-Blake Hahn 59-Danny Holtgraver 61-Parker Evans 64-Scotty Thiel 66-Danny Smith 67-Chris Durand 75-D.J. Brink 77X-Wayne Johnson 83-Mark Ruel Jr 87-Aaron Reutzel 90-Matt Tanner 92-Jordan Weaver 94-Jeff Swindell 95-Matt Covington 81W-Danny Wood 2/19
  • XSAN)The Lucas Oil ASCS Sprint Car Series Ronald Laney Memorial from East Bay Raceway Park is LIVE on XSAN February 19-21, 2015! Live Video with Multiple Cameras, Segments, Interviews, Instant Replay, and MORE. NEW in 2015 watch in HD streaming, only found on XSAN. ORDER NOW: http://www.xsan.tv/order 2/19
  • Triple X Race Co)Frigid temperatures and past history stacked up to conspire against Greg Hodnett at Volusia Speedway Park, but the driver of the Heffner Racing #27 XXX and his crew fought through both to pick up their first win of 2015 on their first race night of the year over the All Star Circuit of Champions this past Wednesday. All of us at Triple X Race Components want to congratulate Greg, Mike, Ryan, Sean and everyone else involved with Heffner Racing on the big win. You can join the huge contingent of drivers who use XXX chassis and components to propel them to victory lane. Our large network of dealers is ready to serve you – find them by visiting us online at www.xxxraceco.com or call us at 866.632.9925. Press Releases2/19
  • Aaron Reutzel)It all begins tonight. For Aaron Reutzel, the pursuit of the $60,000 Lucas Oil ASCS National championship begins as the “King of the 360’s” Nationals fires off at Tampa’s East Bay Raceway Park. The three-night event culminates with Saturday night’s $10,000-to-win Ronald Laney Memorial. Press Releases2/19
  • CRASH PAD)Stick part of your Tax Refund under your Butt. Cheaper than a helmet but just as important. The Right Stuff in the CRASH PAD will Reduce your Risk of Spinal Injury in a crash. Stuff Happens !!!! Be Smart. Be Prepared. Before not After. Order a CRASH PAD online at www.802solutions.com or from one of our many Dealers listed on the website.2/19
  • Danny Holtgraver)After spending nearly a week at the Volusia Speedway Park near Barberville, Florida competing at the ‘DIRTcar Nationals’ with the All Star Circuit of Champions and World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, Danny Holtgraver and Phoenix Racing will switch gears and turn their attention towards ‘360’ sprint car competition at the East Bay Raceway Park. Holtgraver will join the ASCS ‘360’ National Tour for three consecutive nights of action at the Tampa, Florida venue; hoping to secure a ‘Ronald Laney Memorial - King of the 360’s’ title for a second time in his career. Press Releases2/19
  • ESS)Brodix Cylinder Heads has been a part of the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS) Lucky Giveaway Program since in its inception. The company based out of Mena, AR. has been producing top of the line cylinder heads for over 40 years. It remains the foremost goal of Brodix, Inc. to develop the highest quality, most innovative and dependable products for our customers. By working together to continuously learn, develop, and improve, we can ensure future success to make Brodix, Inc. and our customers stand above the competition. Press Releases2/19

Wednesday February 18th 2015

You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do. Henry Ford

11:25pm

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Tracks/Drivers/Manufacturers

  • J&J Auto Racing)Donny Schatz led a strong group of J&J Auto Racing drivers into the DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida. The driver of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing No. 15 Bad Boy Buggies/Chevrolet Performance J&J scored a World of Outlaws victory, added a pair of runner-up finishes and another top-10 in five starts at the half-mile, dirt oval. Press Releases2/18
  • Chad Kemenah)Chad Kemenah and the Hunter Racing Team picked a Hard Charger Award on Saturday night at the Volusia Speedway Park against the World of Outlaws. Kemenah started in the 22nd position and was able to advance nine positions in the feature to finish in 13th place. "Picking up a Hard Charger Award with the World of Outlaws is not an easy thing to do especially here at Volusia," said Kemenah.Press Releases2/18
  • Sprintcar All Stars AU)It has become a tradition for the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series to hold its final round at Timmis Speedway, Mildura and and this season will be the same with the venue hosting the event for the 6th year on Saturday 28th February. The end of season celebrations will begin on Friday 27th at the Setts Hotel, 110-114 Eighth Street for an informal get together. A Car Display at the Gateway Tavern on Saturday morning followed by the End of Season Championship Pit Party after the races Saturday night. Press Releases2/18

5:45pm

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Tracks/Drivers

  • Florida Open Wheel)Link for race video from Richard Golardi: http://youtu.be/_U2lbAO5U3o "YouTube video - World of Outlaws Sprint Cars at Volusia Speedway Park, 2-14-2015" 2/18
  • 410 Power Rankings)Infinity Shocks has signed on as title sponsor of the Non-Wing 410 Sprint Car Portion of the Open Wheel Power Rankings for 2015. A part of the recurring “The Wheatley Chronicles” series of articles on www.racinboys.com, the Open Wheel Power Rankings are determined by cumulative points based on a sliding scale dependent upon car count at Sprint Car and Midget events across all sanctions and non-sanctions throughout North America. Press Releases2/18
  • Oswego Speedway NY)Woodchuck Saloon Bar & Grille, in conjunction with Bubs Enterprises, will be a presenting sponsor of Oswego Speedway’s Pathfinder Bank Small Block Super Twin 20 main events on Saturday, August 22 at the ‘Steel Palace’ oval. Press Releases2/18
  • Jason Sides)Jason Sides has been rejuvenated following a stellar opening to the season during the DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park last weekend. Sides earned a top-10 finish in four of the five races at the fastest half-mile dirt track. Press Releases2/18
  • David Gravel)David Gravel and his Roth Motorsports team resumed their 2015 campaign last week as they took part in the five-night DIRTCar Nationals at the Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, FL. “I was pleased with how we raced all week long, but we just struggled to get in a good starting position, so that is definitely something we want to improve on,” Gravel said. Press Releases2/18

2:20pm

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Tracks/Drivers/Sanctions

  • Column)"Sprint Car Drivers in NASCAR Racing Debut at New Smyrna Speedway" by Richard Golardi Florida Open Wheel 2/18
  • Destiny Motorsports)Destiny Motorsports, and driver Craig Dollansky, made the trip to Florida for the 2015 DIRTCar Nationals, which also kicked off the first three shows of the 2015 World of Outlaws schedule. “I would have liked our Destiny Motorsports team to have better results over the five nights of racing during the DIRTCar Nationals,” Dollansky said. “We weren’t able to get qualified better than 15th, which is something we need to work on, but we did learn some things during our trip.” Press Releases2/18
  • Track Hines)The annual winter trip to Florida serves a few purposes for Tracy Hines and his team. First, the veteran driver is able to shake off any off-season rust when he climbs back behind the wheel. Second, he is able to see how his team stacks up against his fellow USAC Amsoil National Sprint Car Series competitors, after an off-season spent in the shop. Last, but certainly not least, he is able to escape the cold and snow of Indiana for a couple of weeks. This year’s trip has been extended to six race nights at a pair of tracks in the Sunshine State. Press Releases2/18
  • Matt Peterson)After a strong end to his 2014 season, Matt Peterson is excited to announce that he will go after the 2015 Civil War Series Championship with Brian Cannon in his corner as his new crew chief. “I am extremely excited to add Brian Cannon to our team in 2015,” Peterson said. “Since I have came into Sprint Cars, I have seen him win with various drivers, and I believe he is a very good crew chief.” Press Releases2/18
  • Thunderbowl Raceway CA)Past World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion Daryn Pittman earned the first Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway victory of his career last year and will be gunning to keep up his recent string of success at the track on March 13 & 14. The 2013 WOO titlist got around Hanover, Pennsylvania’s Logan Schuchart on lap 23 and led the final 12-circuits in the feature on opening night last season. Press Releases2/18
  • Marysville Raceway Park CA)The 2015 racing season is just around the corner at the newly reconfigured quarter-mile oval Marysville Raceway dirt track. We are pleased to announce that the annual Sherm and Loree Toller Memorial race will be the first race of the season on February 28th. This annual race will attract a high number of winged 360 competitors vying for the $2,000 winner’s check. Press Releases2/18
  • Shark Racing)Shark Racing drivers Jacob Allen and Logan Schuchart started the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series with a solid performance last weekend in Florida. Allen posted a career-best fifth-place qualifying effort on Saturday and Schuchart powered to a trio of top 15s at Volusia Speedway Park during the DIRTcar Nationals, which Shark Racing kicked off last Thursday with an All Star Circuit of Champions event on the fastest half-mile dirt track in the country. Press Releases2/18
  • RPM Workshops)Gary, and Donna Howe, promoters of Kalamazoo Speedway, Kalamazoo, Michigan, were revealed by guest presenter track owner and racing broadcaster Ken Squier as the Thirty-Ninth Auto Racing Promoters of the Year in ceremonies at the Hilton Daytona Beach. Readers of Racing Promotion Monthly, the idea newsletter for auto racing promoters, chose the Howes from among six regional nominees. Honored as Regional Auto Racing Promoters of the Year were Bruce & Teresa Rogers and the Rogers Family, Grandview (PA) Speedway; Tim & Pat Bryant, Five Flags (FL) Speedway; the Howes; Wayne Anderson, Don & Linus Mack, Darren & Monica Evavold, River Cities (ND) Speedway; Dan Robinson, Lucas Oil (MO) Speedway; and Doug and Traci Hobbs, Evergreen (WA) Speedway. The Bad Boy Buggies World of Outlaws World Finals received the Racing Promotion Monthly Award for Outstanding Annual Short Track Event. Press Releases2/18
  • Danny Lasoski)Big Game Motorsports driver Danny Lasoski had one goal last weekend at the DIRTcar Nationals. "We went there to win," he said. "We had a solid week, but our goal was to win races. While we weren't able to get a victory, it was a great start to the season and something to build on." Press Releases2/18
  • Princess Race Wear)Princess Race Wear has been in the works since Cheri Wheatley started attending races as a youngster. "For girls who wanted to wear something associated with racing it usually meant putting on a t-shirt that was marketed to guys," she said. "I have always thought there was a need for apparel to focus on the women who are into racing and that's how Princess Race Wear was conceived." Press Releases2/18
  • Dirt Track Heroes)Much like the NFL's Pass, Punt and Kick competition for youth players across America, the energetic management staff for the upcoming 2015 edition of the Eighth Annual Dirt Track Heroes has utilized their own theories as to the meaning of the words. Reaching out to the local community to support the upcoming show, they have not passed up any opportunities, have not been forced to punt and have literally kicked up their heels and hustled their feet to nail down a great cross section of sponsors for what will be another successful gathering of the past, present and future of auto racing as they all join forces together under one roof in Phillipsburg, New Jersey.Press Releases2/18
  • Paul McMahan)The frustration on Paul McMahan's face said more than his words could on the frontsretch of Volusia Speedway Park. The Nashville, Tenn. native had just capped off a week of ups and downs with a second place finish on the final night of a five-race stretch. "These guys bust their tails each night and I let them down on the final night," said McMahan, who qualified in the top-5 four of the five nights. "After the week we've had, I should've been happy with a runner up but not when we had a great car and led 20 laps. We had a great battle with Brad (Sweet) at the end. Just came up short." Press Releases2/18

 

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