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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) 11/15
Florida Open Wheel Richard Golardi 1/22 Tri-State Outlook Duane Hancock (OH/IN/MI) 10/31 Not Just Another Racing Column Pastor Dudley Balmer 12/24

Wagsworld Ken Wagner (CRA/USAC) 11/20

From the Grandstand Ron Rodda (CA) 1/13

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BillW's Knoxville News Bill Wright 11/16 Directory Assistance Gordy Killian 11/19 Cravin' Racin' Dana Kuyawa 7/31
A Typical Weekend Pat & Bruce Eckel 1/20    

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 Fred Rahmer Jr's sprint car at the PPB Motorsports 2015 show   Bob Yurko

 

 

 

Billy Pauch Sr's midget at the PPB Motorsports 2015 show   Bob Yurko

 

Chris Parkinson has been crowned the 2014 champion of the WAR Series! The 2014 championship banquet where over $18,000 dollars was given away was capped by a very emotional Parkinson’s speech.He thanked his crew and father then went on to talk about his crew members saying “If it wasn’t for these guys putting in the work none of this would be possible.” Other special awards given out throughout the night saw Pete Palazolo from Pacific, MO winning the Rookie of the Year award and Jeff Wingate from Centertown, MO winning the Best Appearing Car Award for his #8 APH, Lucas Oil machine. John Lee High Fly N Photos

 

 

Bryan Clauson took out the POWRi World Midget Championship round at Archerfield on Sunday night, from Michael Pickens (L) and Hayden William (R). Photo by Ben Graham/zoomxtreme.com

Brad Mosen (centre) took out the preliminary feature in the POWRi Midget World Championship round at Archerfield. Bryan Clauson (right) was second, with Michael Pickens (left) third. Photo by Ben Graham/zoomxtreme.com

 

  

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 Brady Bacon topped the opening leg of the E&K Winter Challenge by taking the top spot in Friday night's 30-lap USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast feature event at Peoria, Arizona's Canyon Speedway Park.Jason Rominger

 

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Ryan Bernal and crew enjoy E&K Winter Challenge victory lane after topping Saturday night's 30-lap USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Car feature at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, AZ.      Terry Shaw

 

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Monday January 26th 2015

It is not enough for me to win. My enemies must lose.  David Merrick

2:00pm

PRESS...

Sanctions

  • USAC)The 4th Annual E & K "Winter Challenge" concludes this weekend with a pair of events at USA Raceway in Tucson, Ariz. Races are scheduled Friday and Saturday nights at the 3/8-mile dirt oval. Dave Darland enters the final two "Winter Challenge" events with a 10-point lead over Brady Bacon in the series points after scoring a third and a pair of seconds in last week's three openers at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz. USAC1/26
  • WAR)Chris Parkinson has been crowned the 2014 champion of the WAR Series! At the 2014 championship banquet where over $18,000 dollars was given away was capped by a very emotional Parkinson’s speech where he thanked his crew and father then went on to talk about loosing on of his crew members over the holidays saying “if it wasn’t for these guys putting in the work none of this would be possible.” Press Releases1/26
  • PennLive)Mark Coldren doesn't have the free time to race a Sprint Car every week. It's too much effort with all of his commitments. His professional and personal life have changed. Water Treatment by Design — Coldren's business — is booming. On the home front, he has two new additions to the family in the form of twins.http://www.pennlive.com/ 1/26

1:45am

RESULTS...

  • USAC)USAC SOUTHWEST/WEST COAST SPECIAL EVENT SPRINT RACE RESULTS: January 25, 2015 – Peoria, Arizona – Canyon Speedway Park – "2015 E&K Winter Challenge"  FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Ryan Bernal, 2. Dave Darland, 3. Charles Davis Jr., 4. Brady Bacon, 5. R.J. Johnson, 6. Dalten Gabbard, 7. Mike Martin, 8. Stevie Sussex (#21AZ Burkhart), 9. Matt Lundy, 10. Rick Ziehl,USAC1/26
  • Canyon Speedway Park AZ)After winning by mere inches the previous night, Ryan Bernal left little doubt about Sunday’s outcome by wiring the USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Car field in Sunday night’s 30-lap feature at Canyon Speedway. Bernal gunned into the lead at the outset of the E&K Winter Challenge Round Three feature and led all the way aboard the Tri-L Mandarin Ranch entry to take the $4,000 winner’s share. Race Results 1/26

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Tracks

  • PPB Motorsports 2015)Shelby Harper a 22 year old beauty from Milford, N.J, who is a bodybuilder, is a hair stylist and races 600cc Micro Sprints, was named Ms. Motorsports 2015 Saturday night at the 30th Annual Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2015 Presented by Sunoco Race Fuels Distributed by Insinger Performance Race Car & Trade Show held at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, Pa Friday through Sunday. Press Releases1/26

Sunday January 25th 2015

After two thousand came two thousand and one
To be the new champions, we were there for to run
From springtime in Arizona, 'til the fall in Monterey
And the raceways were the battlefields and we fought 'em all the way
Mark Knopfler - Speedway At Nazareth

4:00pm

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Tracks

  • Eldora Speedway OH)More than 400 drivers, crew members and fans gathered inside the Eldora Ballroom Saturday evening to bring an official close to the 2014 season with the annual Eldora Speedway Awards Ceremony. Honored as divisional champions for the legendary half-mile clay oval were Matt Miller (DIRTcar UMP Late Model), Matt Westfall (DIRTcar UMP Modified) and Frank Paladino (Eldora Stock Car), while Brandon Thirlby received accolades for his championship in the Sunoco American Late Model Series. Press Releases1/25
  • Port Royal Speedway PA)Back by popular demand for the 2015 racing season at Port Royal Speedway will be the Labor Day Night Demolition Derby as part of the Juniata County Fair. After a Labor Day afternoon racing event including 410 sprints along with other divisions at 1 pm on September 7 that boasts Free Admission To The Fair and JUST $10 race admission, the oval frontstretch will be transformed for a demo derby. Central PA 1/25
  • Montpelier Motor Speedway IN)As the Montpelier Motor Speedway enters its 112th year of racing including its 29th consecutive season opener, race fans will find an aggressive and diverse schedule featuring 27 races at the East Central Indiana 1/4 mile clay oval. Owners and Promoters, Harold and Lori Hunter, enter their 7th year of promotion and 5th year of ownership of the facility built in 1903.Press Releases1/25
  • Plymouth Speedway IN)Doug Wolfgang shared great memories of his family on the road and had a few laughs remembering some of his best times at race tracks during Saturday’s 2014 Night of Champions Banquet at Swan Lake Resort in Plymouth. The South Dakota resident, who won over 500 features as a sprint car driver, captivated the crowd when he told of the fiery accident in 1992 at a Kansas Speedway that ended his racing career and how lucky he is to continue his involvement in the racing community. He even agreed to come back and visit after Owner Ed Kennedy announced that the World of Outlaws will be racing at the track on Oct. 17 this season. Press Releases1/25

3:00am

RESULTS...

  • USAC)In one of the closest finishes in the history of Canyon Speedway Park, Ryan Bernal of Hollister, California emerged victorious in Saturday’s “Winter Challenge” main event. Charging from the tenth staring spot, Bernal powered to a photo finish with “The People’s Champion” Dave Darland at the checkered flags. With transponders registering a .005 victory for Ryan, the $2,000 triumph was his third career USAC SouthWest win. Darland, R.J. Johnson, Brady Bacon, and “Chargin” Charles Davis Jr. rounded out the top-five drivers as the third round of the Winter Challenge continues tonight.  USAC1/25
  • Canyon Speedway Park AZ)The term “narrowest of margins” doesn’t do it justice. “It” being the finish of Saturday night’s 30-lap USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Car feature event, as Hollister, California’s Ryan Bernal edged Dave Darland at the line by just .005 seconds for the $2,000 winner’s share in Round Two of the E&K Winter Challenge at Canyon Speedway Park. Race Results 1/25

Saturday January 24th 2015

I don't care about the rules. In fact, if I don't break the rules at least 10 times in every song then I'm not doing my job properly. Jeff Beck

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  • AHG Series)IT’S been a long time between drinks but Jamie Maiolo finally got to stand on the top step of the podium when he won round 10 of the AHG Sprintcar Series at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday night. Maiolo won the 25-lap final from Cameron Gessner and Shaun Bradford but up until the last lap it looked like he was going to finish second to polesitter David Priolo who led for most of the event. Race Results 1/24
  • Premier Speedway AU)Current Australian Champion David Murcott has emerged as the dominant driver of Classic week, with the pilot of the Horrell Motorsport Q83 taking the win on night number two of the 43rd Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic. On a track that was the polar opposite to night one, the action came thick and fast, with the final containing a number of incidents, none more so than in turn four when a spinning Ryan Jones was collected by Luke Dillon and Jac Haudenschild just moments after Dillon had taken the race lead away from Murcott in lapped traffic. Race Results 1/24
  • Canyon Speedway Park AZ)This year’s edition of the E&K Winter Challenge opened in much the same fashion as last year’s Winter Challenge with Broken Arrow, OK, native Brady Bacon parked in USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Car victory lane at Canyon Speedway Park at the end of the night. This time, the reigning USAC Sprint Car champion picked up Friday’s $2,000 winner’s share in the 30-lap main event aboard the Josh Ford Motorsports No. 73 entry. Race Results 1/24

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Drivers/Manufacturers

  • Sprint Car News)A new driver profile is now posted on AJ FLICK, Western Pennsylvania’s top rookie of 2014 http://www.sprintcarnews.com/1/24
  • CRASH PAD)Now is the time to think about adding a CRASH PAD to your seat for next year. Get one now so that you can adjust your seat as needed to make up for the thickness of the material. To Reduce the Risk of Spinal Injury, the thicker the Pad the better. The CRASH PAD thickness is always adjustable so you can get the feel you like. THE LAWS of physics require that there must be Compressible Space under your butt with the Right Resistance to absorb impact and slow your downward motion in a crash. The CRASH PAD has the Right Stuff that tested best by the US Military. Find more information, order online or find a dealer at www.802solutions.com. 1/24

Friday January 23rd 2015

Change is inevitable - except from a vending machine  Robert C Gallagher

11:45pm

RESULTS...

  • USAC SW/WC)Brady Bacon wins night 1 of Winter Challenge at Canyon Speedway Park AZ. 1 3 73 Brady Bacon 2 4 51 RJ Johnson 3 9 16B Dave Darland 4 7 50 Charles Davis Jr 5 14 21AZ Steve Sussex 6 1 16 Mike Martin 7 8 74 Rick Ziehl 8 13 19 Andy Reinbold 9 11 55NM 10 5 77 Dalten Gabbard 11 2 12 Josh Pelkey 12 6 56 Ryan Bernal 13 12 20X Shon Deskins 14 10 13 Dennis Giles USAC1/23
  • Premier Speedway AU)Brooke Tatnell tamed the high banks of Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool to claim night one honors in what was a non-stop 30 lap feature event on night one of the 43rdLucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic. The three time Classic Champion started from position three behind pole sitter Ian Madsen and Tasmanian young gun Callum Zizek who gave car owner Darren Goodyer a two pronged front row assault in a dream result. Race Results 1/23

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Drivers/Tracks

  • Tribute To Trostle)Pennsylvania sprint car ace Lynn Paxton will join Tim Green, Shane Carson, and Doug Wolfgang as special guests for the January 31 Tribute to Trostle event at Knoxville Raceway. The celebration of the career of the Hall of Fame sprint car builder and owner will benefit his medical expenses. Paxton never drove for Trostle, but he raced against him and many of his drivers. They became good friends over the years and are fellow inductees in the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame. Paxton has been a force behind the opening and expansion of the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing. He and Trostle share a passion for restoring vintage sprint cars and preserving racing history. Press Releases1/23
  • Joey Saldana)Dan Motter is upping the ante and building his Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop team’s arsenal to tackle the Pennsylvania Posse on their home turf during the 2015 World of Outlaws season. “We are proud to announce that Randy Wolfe, from Mechanicsburg, Pa., is joining our team as crew chief,” said Motter. “It didn’t happen by design, but as it turns out, our whole team now is from Pennsylvania. With the addition of Randy, the excitement level within our team has hit the rev limiter.” Press Releases1/23

Thursday January 22nd 2015

There is no 'i' in team but there is in win. Michael Jordan

10:45pm

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Drivers/Sanctions/Tracks

  • ASCS Warrior)The Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region has released their 2015 lineup with events at nine Missouri ovals for the series 16th season of competition, and fifth under the ASCS banner. Valley Speedway in Grain Valley, Mo. will kick off the 2015 season on Saturday, April 25 for the series lone visit to the one-third mile oval. ASCS 1/22
  • HECKMAN TREE FARM RACING) CHAMBERSBURG, PA -- After careful consideration and conversation with current driver, Doug Esh, Heckman Tree Farm Racing has decided to not race the upcoming 2015 season. Owners, Gary and Linda Heckman, along with son, Michael, have decided to take the year off to determine the impact and importance of not racing now that both Gary and Linda have retired. We wish Doug success in whatever direction he chooses to pursue and thank him for a successful 2014 season. We also wish to thank all of our sponsors for their support over the past several years. Racing has been part of our lives since the year 2000 and making this decision has not been easy, but we would like to look at other options to spend our summer weekends.1/22
  • Column)Richard Golardi has an interview with Davey Hamilton about Florida pavement sprint car racing in Florida Open Wheel 1/22
  • OCRS)To say the past few racing seasons have seen the AmeriFlex Hose & Accessories / Oil Capital Racing Series gain steady growth one step at a time would be a fair and accurate account of what the regional sprint car series has encountered. There have been added racetracks, new sponsors, new fans and special programs for the race teams along with a steady dose of public relations work to gain additional notoriety within the motorsports fraternity. OCRS 1/22
  • PPB Motorsports 2015)The aisleways are humming, the loading docks are crammed, and the pace is frenetic from wall to wall inside the giant Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, Pa., as more than 250 racing vehicles, from drag racing cars to dirt track machines, hundreds of hard parts manufacturers, from engine builders to dzus button purveyors, and dozens of race track promoters and racing series entrepreneurs find their ways to their portion of the 250,000 square feet of show space at the 30th Anniversary Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2015 Presented by Sunoco Race Fuels Distributed by Insinger Performance Race Car and Trade Show.Press Releases1/22
  • Team ILP)A public relations program is an invaluable tool for every race team. Now is a great time to incorporate a PR package into your racing program with the 2015 season already underway. Inside Line Promotions is offering unique press release specials for 2015. In addition to the option of purchasing single press releases, Team ILP clients can take advantage of receiving free press releases via a package deal. Press Releases1/22

Wednesday January 21st 2015

If you even dream of beating me you'd better wake up and apologize. Muhammad Ali

11:45pm

PRESS...

Drivers/Sanctions/Tracks

  • Parker Price-Miller)Parker Price-Miller was off to a great start during his Chili Bowl qualifying night, but a late race accident during his qualifier, ultimately sank the Kokomo, IN driver for the rest of the weekend. “We had a really good start to our week, and were sitting in a good spot, but I was in the wrong place at the wrong time, and just like that we were in a huge hole,” Price-Miller said. Press Releases1/21
  • Toby Bellbowen)It was a mixed bag of a weekend of Toby Bellbowen and the team for the running of the Scott Darley Challenge. Not qualifying for the A-Main on the opening night meant Toby was a frustrated spectator and even though he turned it around on the second night, qualified for the feature, an incident with another driver meant he was given the ‘mechanical defect’ flag, effectively ending his race. Press Releases1/21
  • Champion Racing Oil)Champion Oil, a major player in development and manufacturing of racing and performance products, announced today that Stinnett Automotive and Racing headquartered in Emporia, Kansas now offers the complete line of Champion Racing Motor Oils, Chemicals, Additives, and Lubricants. Press Releases1/21
  • Lucas Oil Chili Bowl)It may be a week's worth of racing, but work on the Chili Bowl is never ending as the office prepares for the 30th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals presented by General Tire. Scheduled for January 12-16, 2016 inside the River Spirit Expo Center, reserved seat ticket renewals will begin on Tuesday, March 3, 2015. Flyers will be mailed to the previous year's ticket holders. Tickets are sold in four-day (Wednesday-Saturday), or five-day (Tuesday-Saturday) only. Leading up to the event, Tuesday's opening night is the only individual night that can be purchased for reserved seating. ASCS 1/21
  • HTMA Race Parts/Tire Specialist Needed)Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic & Precise Racing is currently accepting résumés to fill an immediate racing specialist position. Come join our fast growing team in the racing industry as we move to the future. This position is based out our Baltimore Maryland location. This position consist of but not limited to Sales, Track Events and Warehousing. Some travel will be required. Experience in racing and a CDL is required for this position. Relocation assistance is available. Individuals interested in this opportunity can email a resume for interview consideration to chris@PreciseRacing.com  or bob@hoosiermidatlantic.com Resumes can also be fax to 410-833-5921.
  • Perris Auto Speedway CA)The best deal in racing, money saving season tickets for the 20th anniversary season at Perris Auto Speedway, is available now. Season tickets will only be available through Friday, February 20th. Different season packages are offered. Fans can get all of the details or they can order season tickets by calling 951 940-0134 on Monday, Wednesday or Friday from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. When calling ask for Kim Kazarian. If she is not in, please leave a message and she will return your call. Press Releases1/21
  • Kyle Bellm)Kyle Bellm has known all along that he wanted to make a run at National points somewhere along the way. It was just a matter of when. The time is now, as the accomplished 24-year-old Regional racer from Nixa, Missouri, will step up to take on the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour in 2015. It will mark Bellm’s first run at the $60,000 ASCS National championship. Press Releases1/21
  • Aaron Reutzel)No question about it, he had already made his presence known. Those on hand for Cocopah Speedway’s inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown in Yuma, AZ, had taken notice of Aaron Reutzel. All that was lacking was the end results. That changed with the January 10 Winter Heat Finale as Reutzel finally shook off the gremlins to pick up his first career 410-ci Sprint Car victory and the $12,000 winner’s share that went along with it, the biggest win of his career thus far. Press Releases1/21
  • Big Al Kids & Motorsports)The Big Al Kids & Motorsports Foundation is excited to showcase its first outlaw kart benefit on Sept. 8. The Outlaws for Kids event, which will be held at Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore., is scheduled for the off day between World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series races in Washington and Oregon. It also follows the famed King of the West kart race the weekend prior at Cottage Grove Speedway. Press Releases1/21
  • Oswego Speedway NY)Oswego Speedway’s popular Price Chopper ‘Tickets to Go’ program will continue in 2015 with discounted advance sale adult tickets going on sale at all Price Chopper Supermarkets locations beginning this spring. The Speedway and Price Chopper have teamed to offer this special discount for six of the regular season events at the fast 5/8 mile oval this season. Press Releases1/21
  • ASCS SW)The southwest arm of the ASCS Nation has released their tentative lineup for the 2015 season with 21 dates in Arizona, New Mexico, and west Texas. Looking to continue the growth seen in 2014, the region's eighth season of competition will kick of February 14 with the first of three visits to the high-banked Central Arizona Speedway in Casa Grande, Ariz.ASCS 1/21
  • Brock Zearfoss)Brock Zearfoss will officially launch his 2015 season in less than two months; planning to kick-off sprint car competition in Pennsylvania during the Port Royal Speedway opener on Saturday, March 14th. The Jonestown, Pennsylvania native will focus a majority of his upcoming season on weekly action at Williams Grove (PA) Speedway and Port Royal (PA) Speedway. To help prepare for the upcoming year, Brock Zearfoss Racing will hold their annual fundraiser, set for Saturday, February 28th. Press Releases1/21
  • Canyon Speedway Park AZ)The initial North American Sprint Car races of 2015 take place this weekend as Canyon Speedway Park hosts the initial three rounds of the E&K Winter Challenge. Following an open practice session at the 1/3-mile clay oval on Thursday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Friday’s card marks the first of the five race set featuring the USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast non-wing Sprint Cars. Press Releases1/21

Tuesday January 20th 2015

Next in importance to having a good aim is to recognize when to pull the trigger. David Letterman

11:30pm

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Drivers/Sanctions/Tracks

  • SpeedShotz)Loads of Saturday night Chili Bowl photos by Hein Brothers are in SpeedShotz1/20
  • Blake Skipper)It was a special weekend for Blake and the team at Blake Skipper Racing. Finally turning the corner on sorting out issues with the car, Blake did a great job to qualify from the B-Main to the 40 lap Scott Darley Challenge and register a 16th place finish in the A-Main. This was his best performance all season. Press Releases1/20
  • Jackson Delamont)Jackson Delamont scored a very impressive third place finish in the Scott Darley Challenge, held last weekend at Valvoline Raceway. Jackson drove a calculated race and in the middle stages of the 40 lap event, led for a number of laps before falling into the clutches of eventual winner Trevor Green and second placed Jamie Veal. Press Releases1/20
  • Central PA Dirt Trackin)The doors of the 2-day Central PA Dirt Trackin’ Show presented by the Jack Giambalvo Family of Dealerships will swing open on Friday, January 23, 2015 to many race fans, drivers and supporters of local short track racing in the Central Pennsylvania area in York Memorial Hall Expo Center at the York Fairgrounds in York, Pennsylvania. Press Releases1/20
  • Sam Hafertepe Jr)Sam Hafertepe Jr. put together his most consistent Chili Bowl last weekend during his short career at the premier midget event. Hafertepe Jr. kicked off the 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals with preliminary action last Tuesday inside the River Spirit Expo Center, where he advanced from third place to win his heat race at the Tulsa Expo Raceway. Press Releases1/20
  • Tyson Hall)Tyson Hall learned many lessons last weekend during the 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals. Hall, who was driving a family midget for the first time at the prestigious event inside the River Spirit Expo Center, noted that he is looking to gain more experience when he returns next year. Press Releases1/20
  • Reading Race Reunion)The 30th Annual Berks-Schuylkill Oil Heat Alliance Association Reading Racing Reunion & Car Show, presented by Weichert Realtors Neighborhood One Action Track USA, will have a new face at the helm when the 2015 edition begins on February 22nd at the Fairgrounds Square Mall. Press Releases1/20
  • Column)Richard Golardi has the 2015 season at Bubba Raceway Park in Florida Open Wheel 1/20
  • Column)Pat & Bruce Eckel have notes from Michigan indoor racing inA Typical Weekend  1/20
  • ASCS)Combining the Smiley's Racing Products Lone Star and American Bank of Oklahoma Sooner Regions back into a single region, drivers across Texas and Oklahoma will embark on a tentative lineup of 32 races with the American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Red River Region presented by Smiley's Racing Products.ASCS 1/20
  • ASCS Gulf South)The 2015 lineup for the Southern Trailer Works ASCS Gulf South Region presented by Griffith Truck and Equipment has been revealed with 18 events on the docket.ASCS 1/20
  • USAC)Champions of USAC's 2014 Western racing series will be celebrated February 7 at the annual Western "Night of Champions" at the Woodland Auto Display in Paso Robles, Calif. Housing a spectacular display of vintage motorsports vehicles and exhibits, the museum is housed at the Estrella Warbirds Museum located at the east end of Paso Robles. USAC 1/20
  • Oswego Speedway NY)Mike Bruce, a three time main event winner last season in Oswego Speedway’s Pathfinder Bank Small Block Super division, will be making an appearance at the Oswego Alliance Church Community Center Pinewood Derby this Saturday, January 24. Press Releases1/20
  • Canyon Speedway Park AZ)The initial North American Sprint Car races of 2015 take place this weekend as Canyon Speedway Park hosts the initial three rounds of the E&K Winter Challenge. Following an open practice session at the 1/3-mile clay oval on Thursday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Friday’s card marks the first of the five race set featuring the USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast non-wing Sprint Cars. Press Releases1/20

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  • Rico Abreu)Good morning, everyone. And welcome to today's teleconference with the newest full-time driver at HScott Motorsports with Justin Marks, Rico Abreu. Rico won the 2015 Chili Bowl last weekend in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and as previously mentioned has secured his first full-time ride in NASCAR. Congratulations, Rico. Thank you for joining us today. Press Releases1/20
  • Harli White)Though her Saturday night did not go off as planned, Harli White still is pleased with her overall Chili Bowl performance that saw her advance to a 14th place finish from her 24th starting spot during her preliminary night, and also receive the Jason Leffler Elbows Up Award. Press Releases1/20
  • Ian Madsen)With a very big week of racing on tap this coming week, the D&B Goodyer Developments team, and driver Ian Madsen, look to rebound from a tough end to the Darley Classic in a big way. “It was a rough way to end the Darley Classic, but this team works so hard, and we are all ready to get to work this week, in what is always a fun, and challenging week of racing.” Press Releases1/20
  • Kerry Madsen)Heading to the Sydney Speedway over the weekend for the Scott Darley Classic, Kerry Madsen and his Keneric Racing team had hoped to put themselves in position to take the ‘Challenge’ on Saturday night. Madsen and company did just that, as the ‘Mad Man’ was spectacular on Friday night as he came from the C Main to win the opening night feature in dramatic fashion. Press Releases1/20
  • Rico Abreu)HScott Motorsports with Justin Marks announced today that USAC National Midget champion and open wheel standout, Rico Abreu, will join the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East team in 2015. Abreu, 22, competed in more than 100 open-wheel races in 2014 in the United States and New Zealand. He posted 26 wins across 410 winged and non-winged sprint car, 360 winged sprints, and USAC midget competition in which he also won the national championship. Abreu most recently won the 2015 Chili Bowl Nationals last weekend. Press Releases1/20
  • World of Outlaws)The World of Outlaws unveiled a new look today for the start of 2015 season as STP departs as Title Sponsor of the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series. The new look is reminiscent of the logo last used by the series during the 2007 season with what was then a bright red replaced with a darker cardinal red. New transporter wraps, websites, advertising and souvenir merchandise are all in the works featuring the cardinal, along with a heavy dose of black and white with a dirt inspired tan as an accent color. DIRT/World of Outlaws 1/20
  • Christopher Bell)Little more than 72 hours after competing in his second consecutive Chili Bowl Nationals championship finale, Christopher Bell will kick off five consecutive nights of Sprint Car action on the other side of the world in Australia. Bell battled through a record field of 326 competitors at the Chili Bowl last week to put the Keith Kunz Motorsports No. 71 Toyota-powered Midget among the 24-car starting field for Saturday night’s 55-lap finale. Press Releases1/20
  • Dirt Track Heroes)The tentative schedule for the popular eighth edition of the week long Dirt Track Heroes Show is now confirmed for 2015. The successful event will once again begin its week long run at the Phillipsburg Mall located off Route 22 in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. Opening day is set for Sunday, March 1st with a salute to all of the racetracks and a special emphasis on the great racing that took place at the speedways located in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, including the half mile, and both the paved and dirt versions of the larger National speedway which closed after the 2004 racing season. Press Releases1/20
  • ARDC)The 29th Lucas Oil Chili Bowl is history. The American Racing Drivers Club (ARDC), the oldest race sanctioning organization in the country, was well represented at the Chili Bowl competition held in Tulsa, OK. Four drivers with strong ties to ARDC raced in the A Mains on their qualifying nights. Six drivers won qualifying events throughout the week. With a record number of entries reaching well over the three hundred mark this year, qualifying spots were at a premium on every day of the competition. Press Releases1/20
  • Valvoline Raceway AU)$13,975.45 was raised for Garry Coleman OAM’s Motorsport Ministry (MSM) on Saturday night during the Scott Darley Challenge at Valvoline Raceway as generous fans and racers alike joined in the mission to raise funds for the remarkable man and his chaplains across Australia. Press Releases1/20

Monday January 19th 2015

USA Today has come out with a new survey - apparently, three out of every four people make up 75% of the population. David Letterman

11:15pm

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Drivers/Sanctions/Manufacturers

  • Dominic Scelzi)Dominic Scelzi would swallow a horseshoe right now to find an ounce of luck. Unfortunately, Scelzi was derailed by bad last week during a strong outing at the 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals. Scelzi, who was driving for Cole Wood Racing, was in the midst of a breakout performance out of a record of more than 325 drivers at the premier midget event when a piece of dirt undid everything. Press Releases1/19
  • Kevin Swindell)Kevin Swindell continued an amazing feat last weekend when he recorded a top-two finish during the famed Chili Bowl for the sixth consecutive year. Swindell outlasted an event record of more than 325 drivers to score a runner-up result on Saturday to cap the 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals at the Tulsa Expo Raceway inside the River Spirit Expo Center. Press Releases1/19
  • Chase Johnson)Chase Johnson is beaming following his return to the 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals. Johnson made the main event during his preliminary night at the premier midget event inside the River Spirit Expo Center last week when he drove for Cole Wood Racing for the second straight year. Press Releases1/19
  • Alex Bright)The 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals was filled with ups and downs for Alex Bright, who opened the event last Tuesday with his preliminary night at Tulsa Expo Raceway inside the River Spirit Expo Center. Bright, who was piloting a midget for Mike Heffner, won his heat race after starting on the outside of the front row. He then finished where he started - third - in a qualifier to accumulate enough points to lock into the 30-lap main event, which he started on the outside of the seventh row. Press Releases1/19
  • Shark Racing)The Sixth annual Sharkfest benefit is set for this Saturday. The event to support Shark Racing drivers Jacob Allen and Logan Schuchart will be held at the New Oxford Social Pavilion in New Oxford, Pa., from 5-11 p.m. There will be raffle prizes, games, a cornhole tournament, a DJ and a live auction. All proceeds will be utilized to keep Shark Racing on the road with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series. Press Releases1/19
  • Dunlap Performance)Dunlap Performance was on the wrong end of the luck stick last weekend during the 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals. "This has always been a tough event and it got even tougher this year will all of the entries," said Brian Dunlap, who co-owns Dunlap Performance with his father, Mike. "The tougher the race becomes the harder it makes me want to work to ensure success in that building going forward. You have to approach the week with your best foot forward and hope luck is on your side. Unfortunately we struggled in the luck department this year and that has us fired up even more to go back next year and redeem ourselves." Press Releases1/19
  • Josh Baughman)Josh Baughman is excited to focus on the start of the sprint car season following a disappointing Chili Bowl. Baughman, who was driving for Andrew Felker Racing, ended the 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals last weekend at Tulsa Expo Raceway inside the River Spirit Expo Center by spinning out in a G Main on Saturday. Press Releases1/19
  • Andee Beierle)Andee Beierle couldn't catch a break - or brake - last weekend at the 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals. Beierle, who was driving a midget for Daum Motorsports, lost her brakes during the heat race on Thursday's preliminary night. Press Releases1/19
  • USAC WC/SW)Starting this Friday, January 23rd, the “4th Annual E&K Winter Challenge” will open the 2015 season for the USAC SouthWest and West Coast Sprint Cars. Showcasing five-races in nine nights, the non-point “Arizona Speed Week” will draw many talented drivers from across the country. Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria will host the first three nights of action before shifting to Tucson’s USA Raceway on January 30th. Racing will start at 5:00pm on weekends and 7:00pm on weekdays. For more event, ticket, and practice information, visit www.canyonspeedwaypark.com or www.raceusaraceway.com. USAC 1/19
  • Danny Reidy)Close but not close enough was the best way to sum up Danny Reidy’s performance throughout last weekend’s Scott Darley Challenge at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway. On both nights, the NQ # 5 Desert Palms Resort in Alice Springs supported Maxim driver missed a direct transfer into the feature race by a single position. Press Releases1/19
  • BR Motorsports)For the past 22 years BR Motorsports has been servicing the Motorsports Industry worldwide, over this time BR Motorsports has continued to grow into many different motorsports markets covering sprint cars to top fuel dragsters and everything in between. In 2015 BR Motorsports is growing even larger and is looking for highly motivated individuals to grow in the motorsports industry. Positions in sales, shipping/receiving, CNC machine operators, race team members and ignition technicians are all available. If interested email your resume to info@brmotorsports.com or fax it to 559-739-1556. Benjamin Franklin once said “Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning” 1/19
  • Shannon McQueen)After a rough preliminary night, Shannon and her McQueen Racing team were poised and ready to improve on their Chili Bowl results. Based on her Tuesday night C-main finish, Shannon lined up fourth in Saturday’s first K-main event. At the end of the ten lap event, Shannon finished third and transferred into the J-main, where she would line up a few spots behind teammate Amber Balcaen. Similar to the K-main, Shannon would have ten laps to try to come from the back of the field into the top four in order to continue racing.Press Releases1/19

2:30pm

RESULTS...

  • Sprintcar All Stars AU)Jimmy Gardiner made history last night winning the 5 th annual Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Challenge at Simpson Speedway. In what was certainly an action packed feature the race was declared on lap 30 out of 35 with damage to the catch fence which would have taken too long repair. V23 Jimmy Gardiner and SA83 Shannon Barry were dicing for the lead and as both tried to overtake a lap car Barry ended up riding the wall in Turn 3. Race Results 1/19

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  • USAC)The 4rd Annual "Winter Challenge" opens the next two weeks in Arizona as the 2015 USAC racing season gets under way with a flourish. The USAC West Coast and Southwest Sprint Cars will compete in five races at two Arizona dirt tracks to kick off the year. Races at Canyon Raceway Park in Peoria are slated this week (January 23-24-25) and Tucson's USA Raceway hosts the Jan. 30 and 31 events. USAC 1/19
  • USAC)One new date and a rescheduled date for 2015 capture the headlines as USAC's 2015 racing schedules continue to sport new looks. Race organizers Kevin and Tammy Gundaker are excited about the 2015 "Gold Crown Midget Nationals" at their Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Ill. Their excitement stems from the move from October to the Labor Day weekend after weather adversely influenced the events in recent years. This year's Honda USAC National Midget races will occur on Friday and Saturday September 4 and 5. USAC 1/19
  • Jordan Weaver)This year is set up to be a big one for Jordan Weaver. Widow Wax has joined the team as a primary sponsor for Weaver, who will chase the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour for the first time. "I've always wanted to do it and now that we have Widow Wax on board the time is right," she said. "We want to represent them well and the way to do that is to go on the ASCS National Tour." Press Releases1/19
  • MAV TV)Race fans wanting to get a racing-fix prior to the start of Florida Speedweeks will be able to do so when MAVTV airs coverage of the inaugural Winter Heat Showdown Feb. 5 and Feb. 12. SPEED SPORT Productions captured all of the action from five nights of 410 winged sprint car racing during the Winter Heat Showdown at Arizona's Cocopah Speedway and will present it as a pair of one-hour television shows recapping the action. Press Releases1/19
  • The Cushion)Just a week after making it official that they would broadcast the 43rd Lucas Oil Grand Annual Classic LIVE from Premier Speedway in Australia January 23rd-25th, the entire T2 Digital team is pleased to announce that they have reached an agreement to broadcast 9 races LIVE from the famed Lincoln Speedway in Pennsylvania in 2015 to go along with another full season at the Knoxville Raceway. Press Releases1/19
  • Tribute To Trostle)Saturday, January 31 will see two big events on the Marion County Fairgrounds in Knoxville, Iowa. The annual Open Wheel Swap Meet will take place at the Dyer-Hudson Hall from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. That evening, will be a “Tribute to Trostle”, a benefit to celebrate the racing career of National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Knoxville Raceway Hall of Fame car owner, Bob Trostle. Press Releases1/19
  • Sammy Swindell)Sammy Swindell's return to a race car resulted in yet another win. Swindell, who hadn't competed since the famed Knoxville Nationals last August, powered to the Vacuworx Invitational Race of Champions last Tuesday to kick off the 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals at the Tulsa Expo Raceway inside the River Spirit Expo Center. Press Releases1/19
  • Oswego Speedway NY)A veteran of Supermodified and Small Block Super racing at Oswego Speedway, 2010 Pathfinder Bank SBS track champion Dave Cliff is looking to revive his Novelis Supermodified career at the Steel Palace in 2015, driving his family owned Gnomey Racing No. 06. Press Releases1/19
  • Port Royal Speedway PA)While finishing touches continue on the 2015 Port Royal Speedway slate of events, the season opener is set for Saturday, March 14 at 6 pm, featuring the 410 sprints and super late models. The sprint cars will compete for $3,500 to win in the opener while the super lates race for $2,000 to win. Central PA 1/19
  • Advanced Racing Suspensions congratulates Rico Abreu, and the entire Keith Kunz team for winning the Chili Bowl race on A.R.S. shocks. Rico also won the Wednesday night preliminary feature as did his team mate Kyle Larson on Tuesday night. Both drivers were equipped with the latest canister design rear shocks which provide maximum grip. A.R.S. shocks are totally designed and built in house, American -made with all-American components and materials. For more information on our complete line of winning shocks call (317) 271-7100, or at www.advancedracing.net. 1/19
  • Mercer Raceway Park PA)Mercer Raceway Park hosted the gala banquet and awards ceremony at the Normandy Banquet Center in Hermitage, PA, thus closing the books on the 2014 racing season. Points champions in the six Saturday Night Live! racing divisions were honored, along with some special recognitions being conferred. the tentative schedule was also released. Press Releases1/19

Sunday January 18th 2015

A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.  Sir Francis Bacon

2:40pm

RESULTS...

  • SANSW)Trevor Green took an emotional victory in the final night of the Scott Darley Challenge at Valvoline Raceway on Saturday night. Trevor used his front row starting spot and years of experience on dry, slick tracks to score the win and become a repeat winner of the prestigious race. It was a satisfying victory for the South Aussie who had had a season to forget up until last night. This win was well overdue and definitely needed, not only for Trevor, but for car owners Barry and Vivienne Lewis. Race Results 1/18
  • QSS SA)Last night veteran Jamie Cobby turned back the clock with a vintage display at Speedway City as he led all 25 laps to secure round 6 of the QSS SA Sprintcar Shootout Series. After qualifying in position two Cobby defeated pole sitter Luke Dillon in the drag race into turn one and that proved to be the race winning move as the race went flag to flag with Dillon holding on to finish second ahead of a fast finishing Ryan Jones who unfortunately lost a lot of time to leaders early in the race trying to get past Aiden Hall. Race Results 1/18

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  • Danny Holtgraver)Danny Holtgraver of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania earned his fifth top-ten finish of his 2014/2015 Australian campaign on Saturday evening, January 17th at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway near Sydney, Australia. Holtgraver, who pilots the Reeve Kruck owned, Titan Garages and Carports, Titan Steel Buildings, Australian Roller Doors, no. Q36 sprinter, finished fourth after starting sixteenth in the 40-lap ‘Scott Darley Challenge’ finale at Valvoline. The fourth place performance is now Holtgraver’s top accomplishment in Australia thus far. The former Lernerville Speedway track champion has now finished inside the top-five twice while ‘Down Under.’ Press Releases1/18
  • All  Stars)One of America’s oldest traveling sprint car organizations, the University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions, will kick off their 2015 racing season with the traditional journey to sunny Florida. The UNOH All Star teams will battle during five events – all paying $5,000 to win and $400 to start the A-Main – at two tracks over eight days. All Stars 1/18

2:50am

RESULTS...

  • Lucas Oil Chili Bowl)Saturday night at the Chili Bowl was one for the record books, as California's Rico Abreu raced to his first triumph in the finale of the 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals presented by General Tire, delivering car owner, Keith Kunz, his first Golden Driller since 2002. 29th Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals presented by General Tire Tulsa Expo Raceway - Tulsa, Okla. Saturday, January 17, 2015 A Feature (55 Laps): 1. 97-Rico Abreu[3]; 2. 39-Kevin Swindell[10]; 3. 71L-Damion Gardner[23]; 4. 67-Tanner Thorson[18]; 5. 1-Sammy Swindell[16]; 6. 21-Daryn Pittman[8]; 7. 71K-Kyle Larson[4]; 8. 15D-Andrew Deal[6]; 9. 5D-Zach Daum[20]; 10. 63-Bryan Clauson[2]; 11. 8K-Blake Hahn[15]; 12. 05-Brad Loyet[7]; 13. 5-Jerry Coons Jr[1]; 14. 7A-Darren Hagen[22]; 15. 2B-Ryan Bernal[17]; 16. 17C-Casey Shuman[25]; 17. 1ST-J.J. Yeley[12]; 18. 39B-Spencer Bayston[11]; 19. 63K-Chris Windom[5]; 20. 17RW-Dave Darland[24]; 21. 15X-Chad Boat[9]; 22. 5C-Colten Cottle[21]; 23. 71-Christopher Bell[14]; 24. 88B-Terry Babb[13] ASCS1/18
  • Valvoline Raceway AU)South Aussie Trevor Green was a jubilant back-to-back winner of the Scott Darley Challenge tonight after romping home with the $19,000 winner’s cheque at Valvoline Raceway in the 40 lap A-Main in his new colour-schemed Natrad #11 Maxim. “Evergreen” led for much of the epic main event and almost succumbed to a sensational play for the top spot from Victorian Jamie Veal and NSW youngster Jackson Delamont in the last two laps. Race Results 1/18
  • SpeedShotz)Loads of Friday night Chili Bowl photos by Hein Brothers are in SpeedShotz1/18

Saturday January 17th 2015

Silence is golden when you can't think of a good answer. Muhammad Ali

3:00pm

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  • Perris Auto Speedway CA)Don Kazarian, longtime promoter at Perris Auto Speedway, was named the “Promoter of the Year,” by the North American Non-Winged Sprint Car voting panel. The announcement was made Friday in Tulsa, Oklahoma at the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals. The poll is conducted by the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in Knoxville, Iowa. The annual award is voted on by media members, promoters, sanctioning officials and manufacturers. Kazarian was named “USAC Promoter of the Year” a decade ago, but this is the first time to receive the coveted honor from the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame. Press Releases1/17
  • PPB Motorsports 2015)Popular lady drag racer Jill Canuso is looking forward to meeting fans, talking drag racing and signing autograph her autograph cards during all three days of the Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2015 Presented by Sunoco Race Fuels Distributed by Insinger Performance set to take place Friday, January 23rd through Sunday, January 25th. Press Releases1/17
  • NSCHOF)Champion sprint car driver Sammy Swindell of Tennessee has been named the recipient of the 2014 “Thomas J. Schmeh Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Sport” by all three voting panels of the North American Sprint Car Poll. According to poll founder and current National Sprint Car Museum curator Tom Schmeh, after whom the award was permanently named back in May, “The poll’s Outstanding Contribution Award is the museum foundation’s highest honor for current achievers in the sport, as it is voted on by industry insiders from the 360-, 410-cubic-inch, and non-winged sprint car divisions. Clearly the voters in all three categories have a real respect for what Sammy has accomplished during his lengthy and remarkable career. It is only fitting that this announcement is made at the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals in Tulsa, an event that he and his son Kevin have come to dominate.” Press Releases1/17
  • NSCHOF)Dave Darland of Kokomo, Indiana, today was named the 2014 “Driver of the Year” by the North American Non-Winged Sprint Car Poll voting panel of media members, promoters, sanctioning officials and manufacturers for the first time. The leading United States Auto Club (USAC) sprint car feature winner of all-time earned four (4) of the fourteen (14) first-place ballots cast in the year-end poll. Press Releases1/17
  • CRASH PAD)It's CRAZY to sit on a rigid seat bottom that can Break Your Back!!! Race better knowing that you Reduced your Risk of Spinal Injury and made your seat more comfortable too with a CRASH PAD between you and a hard landing. Yeah, you don't expect to crash and you haven't had a problem before but Stuff Happens. Be Prepared. Walk Away. There's no reason not to. More information, a Dealer list, and secure online ordering can be found at http://www.802solutions.com/.1/17
  • Racin Boys)The 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire wraps up on Saturday following four fantastic preliminary nights inside the River Spirit Expo Center. RacinBoys will continue its live Pay-Per-View from the marquee midget event and will air all of the main events leading up to the live television coverage on MAVTV, which is slated to begin around the C Mains Saturday night. Press Releases1/17

2:00am

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  • Lucas Oil Chili Bowl)Friday 1/16....A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 63-Bryan Clauson[1]; 2. 21-Daryn Pittman[3]; 3. 15X-Chad Boat[8]; 4. 67-Tanner Thorson[18]; 5. 7A-Darren Hagen[12]; 6. 47X-Tim McCreadie[17]; 7. 3-Shane Cottle[7]; 8. 68-Ronnie Gardner[9]; 9. 21K-Cory Kruseman[5]; 10. 71L-Damion Gardner[4]; 11. 1JR-Stevie Sussex III[11]; 12. 17RW-Dave Darland[2]; 13. 4J-Tim Crawley[10]; 14. 17K-Alex Schutte[16]; 15. 37F-Hunter Schuerenberg[13]; 16. 57D-Daniel Robinson[23]; 17. 9D-Sean Dodenhoff[6]; 18. 51F-Mike Spencer[14]; 19. 85H-Shane Hollingsworth[22]; 20. 41-Jason Johnson[20]; 21. 82H-Mike Hess[21]; 22. 17J-Chase Johnson[15]; 23. 24X-Landon Simon[24]; 24. 35X-Frank Flud[19] ASCS1/17
  • SANSW)Kerry Madsen put on a display of brilliance to take the opening night A-Main of the Scott Darley Challenge at Valvoline Raceway tonight. Second to the line was Brad Sweet and third was James Thompson. What made it more special was the fact he had to do it the hard way and come from the C-Main onto the B-Main and lined up at the tail end of the A-Main. Race Results 1/17
  • Column)Richard Golardi has some Florida Speed Week possible plans in Florida Open Wheel 1/17

Friday January 16th 2015

I'll just tell you the way it is. You ask me what time it is and I'm gonna tell you how to build a clock. Dick Dale

2:15pm

RESULTS...

  • SpeedShotz)Thursday night Chili Bowl photos by Hein Brothers are in SpeedShotz1/16
  • Valvoline Raceway AU)Kerry Madsen was simply stunning in his come from behind win in the first night of the Scott Darley Challenge at Valvoline Raceway tonight. In front of his delighted hometown crowd Madsen put on a clinic to come from first the “C Main” then the “B Main” and eventually put his stamp on the 40 lap A-Main to pocket the $19,000 winner’s purse. Race Results 1/16

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  • Sprint Car News)A new driver profile is posted on one of the Pa Posse’s young guns; RYAN SMITH, Check it out http://www.sprintcarnews.com/1/16
  • Racin Boys)RacinBoys presented another top-notch evening for your viewing pleasure from inside the River Spirit Expo Center on Thursday as Jerry Coons Jr. stormed to the 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire preliminary victory. While Coons Jr. and runner-up Andrew Deal ran up front the entire race, four-time event champion Kevin Swindell and hot shoe Christopher Bell put on a show charging from Row 9 during the 25-lap feature. Swindell ended by capturing the third lock-in position - as well as the Hard Charger Award - into Saturday's main event. Press Releases1/16
  • Perris Auto Speedway CA)Just like Santa Claus, the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars will only be coming to the greater Los Angeles and San Diego area one time this year and that date is fast approaching. The annual “So Cal Showdown,” will take place on April 18th at the famous Perris Auto Speedway in Riverside County. Back by popular demand from the fans, the world’s fastest dirt track stars will be joined at the show by the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars. Press Releases1/16

3:00am

RESULTS...

  • Lucas Oil Chili Bowl)Night three of the 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals presented by General Tire saw one the Chili Bowl's veterans claim victory, as Jerry Coons, Jr. hustled the highline to his third career prelim night victory What will be the 16th A-Feature start for the Tucson, Ariz. native, this makes 12 consecutive years that Coons has made the cut for Saturday's A-Feature.ASCS1/16

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  • NSCHOF)Jason Johnson of Eunice, Louisiana, was voted the 2014 “Driver of the Year” by the North American 360 Sprint Car Poll voting panel of media members, promoters, sanctioning officials and manufacturers for the sixth time. Johnson, the American Sprint Car Series (ASCS) national tour champion, earned eight (8) of the eighteen (18) first-place ballots cast in the year-end poll. Jason & Bobbi Johnson earned their fourth “Team of the Year” award as well. Press Releases1/16
  • SpeedShotz)Wednesday night Chili Bowl photos by Hein Brothers are in SpeedShotz1/15

Thursday January 15th 2015

This paperback is very interesting, but I find it will never replace a hardcover book - it makes a very poor doorstop.  Alfred Hitchcock

10:15pm

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Tracks/Sanctions/Drivers

  • Robbie Farr)Robbie Farr and the ECP Racing Team are back at Sydney Speedway this weekend as they contest the biggest event on the NSW calendar – the prestigious Scott Darley Challenge. A track record 78 Sprintcar entries have been received for the two-night affair boasting $119,000 in prize money and the chance for one driver to win a total of $58,000 over the weekend. Press Releases1/15
  • Florida Open Wheel)Link for race video from Richard Golardi: http://youtu.be/K2bIgzc5ygM "YouTube video - "Jack Hewitt at The Villages - Days of Indy", Jack Hewitt speaks at The Villages Motor Racing Fan Club 1/15
  • Sprintcar All Stars AU)A star studded field of entries has rolled in for the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Challenge. With nominations currently sitting at 30 for the event this Saturday night you can guarantee all drivers will want to take the $6000 pay cheque. All the All Star regulars ensured they locked in early for the event. Current Series Champion Chad Ely in the AUS1 J&J is making a return to the Series after running a 410 across the country so far this season.Press Releases1/15
  • BOSS)The Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series is proud to announce the 2015 tour schedule. The tour that was formed from nothing just four years ago will now feature a record 22 races on 17 different race tracks in 4 states. There are NO co-sanctions and NO "home" track. This 2015 tour will test the drivers and teams with 1/4 mile tracks to 5/8 mile monsters. The number one goal of the schedule was to strategically pair doubleheader weekends to save the teams travel expenses. The heart of the schedule features bi-weekly doubleheaders with weekends off between them.Press Releases1/15
  • Donny Schatz)Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart Racing’s (TSR) No. 15 team were recognized today by the North American 410 Sprint Car Poll voting panel of media members, promoters, sanctioning officials and manufacturers. The Poll named Schatz, 410 North American Driver of the Year, and TSR, Team of the Year. Press Releases1/15
  • Column)Camisha Miller has an interview with Deanna Sides inDirt Divas  1/15

3:15pm

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  • NSL)The National Sprint League and the Renegade Sprint Series are joining forces for a pair of weekends in 2015. The National Sprint League is headquartered in the Upper Midwest with approximately 30 races in seven states on its schedule. Based in Ohio, the Renegade Sprint Series has over 35 dates on its schedule for 2015. National Sprint League 1/15
  • PPB Motorsports 2015)The very popular Kenny Wallace, a veteran of 28-years of NASCAR racing and an entertaining FOX-TV personality, will be sharing his thoughts about auto racing promotions and taking questions from fans during a one-on-one session at the 30th Anniversary Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2015 Presented by Sunoco Race Fuels Distributed by Insinger Performance Race Car and Trade Show. The three day show takes place at the huge Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, Pa and runs from Friday, January 23rd thru Sunday, January 25th. Press Releases1/15
  • Oswego Speedway NY)The Oswego Speedway Eagles Fan Club, a volunteer non-profit organization formed several years ago with the sole purpose and intent of supporting drivers and owners that compete at Oswego Speedway, is excited to announce a new cast of officers, signaling the continuation of the club in 2015. Press Releases1/15
  • ASCS Gulf South)ASCS Gulf South Sprint Car Series “Our 14th year on Tour” 2015 Schedule. ASCS1/15
  • Atlantic City NJ)The drama and excitement of watching and competing in professional auto racing events, indoors, in the dead of winter, is stimulating in and of itself. This year, attendees traveling to NAPA KNOW HOW Racing Weekend inside Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall will have the added joy of filling up their gas tanks with gas in the range of $1.90 per gallon - more than a dollar a gallon cheaper than in past years. Press Releases1/15
  • Racin Boys)Another night of the 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire produced yet another driver eating the alphabet soup. RacinBoys captured all of the action as five-time event champion Sammy Swindell charged from the back to win a D Main, finished second in a C Main, claimed a B Main and placed fifth in the main event inside the River Spirit Expo Center. Press Releases1/15

3:00am

RESULTS...

  • Lucas Oil Chili Bowl)River Spirit Qualifying Night of the 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire saw Keith Kunz Motorsports taking their second win in as many nights as California's Rico Abreu stormed to his first career Preliminary Night victory. Asked about his mindset in the late stages of the race, Abreu replied, "Don't crash. You get those lapped cars running side-by-side in front of you then all you worry about is the guy behind you running you down." ASCS1/15

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  • SANSW)The event may have changed name and prize money structure over the years but for the last six years, it has honoured a young talented racer that was taken from us too soon. There is something special about this year’s Scott Darley Challenge. New ownership at Valvoline Raceway gave a new fresh outlook on the event and what has transpired is a refreshingly new format that has attracted Australia’s best and a load of hot foot Americans including veteran Jac Haudenschild, Brad Sweet, who has dominated the Sydney scene, Tim Kaeding, Kyle Hirst, Jason Sides, Danny Holtgraver, Davey Heskin and Jac’s son Sheldon Haudenschild who along with Hirst will have their first hit out at the Sydney venue this weekend. Press Releases1/15
  • NSCHOF)For the seventh time in his career, Donny Schatz of Fargo, North Dakota, was voted the “Driver of the Year” by the North American 410 Sprint Car Poll voting panel of media members, promoters, sanctioning officials and manufacturers. The 2014 Knoxville Nationals winner and World of Outlaws (WoO) champion, earned twenty-three (23) of the twenty-four (24) first-place ballots cast in the year-end poll. Tony Stewart, owner of the Donny Schatz sprint car, earned his seventh “Team of the Year” honors, though three of those have come from the North American Non-Winged Sprint Car Poll. Press Releases1/15
  • Premier Speedway AU)Australia’s biggest and most prestigious speedway event, the 2015 Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic at Sungold Stadium, Warrnambool, will be accessible worldwide for the first time ever with the announcement of a live streaming package. Press Releases1/15
  • Wayne Johnson)Following the “Winter Heat” event in Arizona, the Wayne Johnson Racing #77x team will take a brief respite in their Knoxville, Iowa headquarters. Racing in Florida heats up next month and the team will be back on the road. They found speed as the events at Cocopah Speedway near Yuma, Arizona went on last weekend. One place they couldn’t find any luck with was the draw. Press Releases1/15
  • Toby Bellbowen)The next event for Toby Bellbowen Motorsport is here, the Scott Darley Challenge and Toby would like nothing better than to take the win this Friday and Saturday night at Valvoline Raceway. The race, to honour the life of Scott Darley, has drawn a record equalling amount of nominations and Toby will be hoping his good form over the Christmas/New Year period continues for the two nights coming up. Press Releases1/15
  • Jackson Delamont)In the rough and tumble world of Sprintcar racing, having a dogged determination is vital. And they don’t come much more determined than Jackson Delamont. This Friday and Saturday night at Valvoline Raceway he will compete in the Scott Darley Challenge – a race that honours the life of Scott, who was an up and coming star in the NSW Sprintcar circles and tragically taken too soon. Press Releases1/15
  • Blake Skipper)After the last show at Valvoline Raceway on January 5, Blake Skipper and the team found hopefully what has been the cause of their gremlins that has plagued them in recent weeks. The team will be out in force this weekend as Blake turns his season around and pointing in the right direction and what better event to do that than the Scott Darley Challenge weekend this Friday and Saturday at Valvoline Raceway. Press Releases1/15
  • Tyson Hall)Tyson Hall is back for another shot at the Chili Bowl crown. Hall will compete on Friday during his preliminary night at the 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals inside the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., before the finale on Saturday. Press Releases1/15

Wednesday January 14th 2015

No legacy is so rich as honesty. William Shakespeare

3:00pm

PRESS...

Tracks/Drivers/Sanctions

  • SpeedShotz)Tuesday night Chili Bowl photos by Hein Brothers are in SpeedShotz1/14
  • Speedway Motors/Champion Racing Oil Central PA) Drivers finishing 11th through 20th in the Speedway Motors/Champion Racing Oil Series for 2014 will receive product certificates from the many fine companies supporting the series. The sponsors are VRP Shocks, Shaver Wesmar Gear Drives, Panchos Racing Products, KSE Racing Products, Kreitz Oval Track Parts, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Rod End Supply, Zemco Speed  Equipment, Saldana Racing Products, Hinchman Racing Uniforms, Triple X Race Co, ATL Fuel Cells, and DriverWebsites.com. The certificates have all been mailed to 11th through 20th place drivers. Lance Dewease received a bumper and nerf bar set from Triple X Race Co for being the highest finishing Triple X driver. Stevie Smith received a $1,000 certificate for a veteran driver website including PayPal store from Josh Holt and DriverWebsites.com for the "You Need a Website" award. Austin Hogue received the 2014 Rookie of the Year award with a steering pump certificate from KSE Racing Products. Austin won one feature and finished 19th in points for his rookie year in a 410 sprint car.Speedway Motors/Champion Racing Oil Central PA  1/14
  • NSL)The Dash at National Sprint League events in 2015 will be sponsored by Fuel Safe! For over thirty years, Fuel Safe has manufactured fuel bladders and fuel accessories for each and every form of racing. National Sprint League 1/14
  • Dakota Hendrickson)After making the feature event during the opening night of the Winter Heat Showdown, Dakota Hendrickson hoped to do the same during the final weekend of action, but the young driver got valuable seat time against stiff competition, and is looking forward to the rest of the season. “It was a rough weekend, but it was not for lack of effort from my team,” Hendrickson said. “The track was really tough to pass on, and I was not able to capitalize on a few things.” Press Releases1/14
  • Paul McMahan)The frustration was easy to sense. Four solid nights of racing was undone by one evening of bad luck. In the end though, CJB Motorsports had reason to be grinning from ear-to-ear. "The last night of Winter Heat was certainly a bummer," said Paul McMahan, driver of the Bairs Tree Service, Nyce Crete & Landis Block & Concrete and All Star Performance sponsored machine. "It dropped us to fourth in the series points for the event but I and the team are extremely happy about hour the first four nights played out. We had an extremely fast car each and every night it seemed like." Press Releases1/14
  • Oswego Speedway NY)A veteran of racing at Oswego Speedway in both the Pathfinder Bank Small Block Super and Novelis Supermodified divisions, owner/driver Brian Sobus is looking to make a fulltime return to Supermodified action at the ‘Steel Palace’ in 2015 behind the wheel of the beautiful No. 79. Press Releases1/14
  • Plymouth Speedway IN)He’s one of the best sprint car drivers in the world, and he will be at the 2014 Night of Champions Plymouth Speedway Banquet at the Swan Lake Resort in Plymouth on Jan. 24. Doug Wolfgang will talk to attendees about his career that included 107 World of Outlaw wins and over 600 wins altogether. At one time, Wolfgang, Sammy Swindell, and Steve Kinser dominated the sport of sprint car racing for many years. Wolfgang suffered a severe injury in an accident during a practice session at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas in 1992. Press Releases1/14
  • Attica Raceway Park OH)To celebrate the 10th year of the current ownership of Attica Raceway Park and to reward the dedicated race teams who entertain throughout the summer, ARP Promoter John Bores is going to pay out some big bucks in 2015. The point fund will be $63,000 to be divided up among the four weekly divisions at Attica Raceway Park. “We wanted to do something special for our 10th season at Attica to show our appreciation to our race teams and fans that support us each week,” said Bores, who has been responsible for many, many improvements at “Ohio’s Finest Racing” venue over the past 10 years. Press Releases1/14
  • Racin Boys)It couldn't get much wilder than Night 1 of the 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire inside the River Spirit Expo Center, where RacinBoys showcased live Pay-Per-View video of NASCAR superstar Kyle Larson charging from the C Main to win the event's opening round. Larson won a C Main, a B Main and then rallied from 17th to claim the main event on Tuesday ahead of Brad Loyet and rookie Spencer Bayston, who are all locked into Saturday's A Main. Press Releases1/14

2:30am

RESULTS...

  • Lucas Oil Chili Bowl)Kyle Larson wins Tuesday night qualifying feature coming from the C-Main. Top 10 Kyle Larson, Brad Loyet, Spencer Bayston, Joey Saldana, Terry Babb, Colten Cottle, Jake Neuman, Michael Pickens, Zach Daum, Joey Moughan.ASCS1/14

Tuesday January 13th 2015

Experience is not what happens to you; it's what you do with what happens to you. Aldous Huxley

11:15pm

PRESS...

Tracks/Drivers/Sanctions/Manufacturers

  • NSCHOF)The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the names of its eight inductees for 2015. Those that will be inducted into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame on Saturday, May 30, during the twenty-sixth annual ceremonies in Knoxville, Iowa, are: Drivers: Gene “Tiger” Brown, Donnie Kreitz (Jr.), Danny Smith. Owners-Mechanics-Builders-Manufacturers-Car Sponsors: Roger Beck, Gil Sonner. Promoters-Officials-Media Members-Event/Series Sponsors: Mike Arthur, Bruce Ellis. Pre-1945: Charlie Wiggins. Press Releases1/13
  • CRASH PAD) Serious Back and Neck Injuries can happen in a crash. That's why we did the research to understand the problem and find a solution. The CRASH PAD is a simple seat insert that uses the material that tested best for the US Military to Reduce Spinal Forces in seat bottom impact. As racing seats got better, they became more rigid. A good seat holds you in place so well, with a perfectly aligned spine, that crash forces now have nowhere to go but compress the stack of bones in your back until they fracture or break. Be Informed, Be Smart, Be Prepared. Go to www.802solutions.com for more information, find a dealer or order online.1/13
  • J&J Auto Racing)J&J Auto Racing had a trio of winners last weekend in Sprint car action in Australia and New Zealand. Donny Schatz swept the World Series Sprintcars Crimsafe Australian Open. Daniel Pestka, who earned the SRA Open Victorian Title, and Jamie McDonald, who came out on top in the 2015 New Zealand Gold Cup, were J&J winners over the weekend. Press Releases1/13
  • Josh Baughman)The 2015 season kicks off this week for Josh Baughman, who is invading the 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals for the second straight year. Baughman is slated to compete in a midget for Andrew Felker Racing inside the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., on Thursday prior to Saturday's finale of the premier event. Press Releases1/13
  • Shark Racing)Shark Racing wrapped up the inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown at Cocopah Speedway last weekend. Logan Schuchart and Jacob Allen combined to make the feature in all but two races, but it was an act of kindness that got the racing industry talking. Shark Racing loaned fellow Pennsylvania driver Ryan Smith an engine to compete during the final weekend after he endured a couple of mechanical failures. Press Releases1/13
  • Column)Ron Rodda has Winter Heat notes in From the Grandstand 1/13
  • Premier Speedway AU)With just over a week until the running of the 43rd Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic, the full field of entrants, all 106 in total, have been split into their respective qualifying nights. On both Friday and Saturday night, 53 cars will embark on two laps of qualifying (time trials), two heats races, before a C-Main, B-Main and the Oval Express Australia-America Challenge Cup Preliminary Feature Races are run. Press Releases1/13
  • Kerry Madsen)Continuing to compete down under, Kerry Madsen and his Keneric Racing team headed to the Archerfield Speedway in QLD, AU to take on the World Series Sprint Cars for the Australian Open over the weekend. “We had a couple of nice finishes, but we really wanted to win the finale given our starting spot,” Madsen said. Press Releases1/13
  • Sam Hafertepe Jr)Sam Hafertepe Jr. saved his best for last during the inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown. Hafertepe Jr. capped the five-race, nine-day event at Cocopah Speedway last Saturday by scoring his first top five of 2015. Press Releases1/13
  • Dominic Scelzi)Dominic Scelzi is returning to the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals this week with confidence. Scelzi is back with Cole Wood Racing a year after making his debut at the premier midget event inside the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla. His preliminary night is Tuesday with the finale on Saturday. Press Releases1/13
  • Andrew Beierle)Andee Beierle has competed in the famed Chili Bowl Nationals multiple times, but this is the year she feels the most confident. Beierle is driving for Daum Motorsports during the 29th edition of the premier midget event this Tuesday through Saturday at the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla. Her preliminary night is Thursday. Press Releases1/13

2:15pm

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  • David Gravel)The final night of the Winter Heat Showdown saw Watertown, CT driver, David Gravel turn in his best performance of the week, as he stormed to a second place finish. “We had a tough week, but it was great to get going so well on Saturday night,” Gravel explained. “We have some new crew guys, so it was a work in progress, but we seem to be going in the right direction.” Press Releases1/13
  • BR Motorsports)With all eyes in the USA locked on Yuma, AZ over the last week during the very successful inaugural Winter Heat Showdown, a pair of driver used their BR Blueprinted MSD Ignitions to score very big wins. Last Tuesday nigh, The King of The Outlaws, Steve Kinser, found himself in a torrid battle with young Kyle Larson as they two battled for the lead. Taking advantage of Larson’s bad luck, ‘The King’ proved to be too good, as he used his BR Ignition to score his first win of the 2015 season. Press Releases1/13
  • Winter Heat)The inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown showcased parity throughout the five-race, nine-day event at Cocopah Speedway to open 2015. While Danny Lasoski won the event championship - and the $4,000 bonus thanks to Cometic Gasket, JE Pistons and K1 Technologies - the winner wasn't known until minutes after the final checkered flag last Saturday. Press Releases1/13
  • TBJ Promotions)TBJ Promotions has a trio of marquee events on its slate in 2015. All three races will feature the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour and will be in the month of May, kicking off with the 7th edition of the Eagle Motorsports Rock 'N Roll 50 at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., on Saturday, May 2. Press Releases1/13
  • Racin Boys)The 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire kicks off the first of five straight nights of racing on Tuesday, when a team of top-notch announcers and broadcasters will provide live Pay-Per-View from inside the River Spirit Expo Center. While the event has drawn a record of more than 325 entries, RacinBoys has put together a gifted group of on-air talent. Press Releases1/13
  • Brent Marks)Despite his decision to forgo a trip to Florida this February, Myerstown, Pennsylvania’s Brent Marks will still stay plenty busy in 2015. Marks, who pilots the Brent Marks Racing, BAPS Auto Paint & Supplies, Creekside Auto Sales, Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, no. 19M ‘410’ sprint car, will once again travel to all areas of the country; imitating a schedule similar to 2014. The defending ‘Living Legends Dream Race’ winner at Port Royal Speedway plans to ignite his upcoming campaign at the Lincoln Speedway ‘Icebreaker 30’ on Saturday, February 21st. Press Releases1/13
  • URSS)The United Rebel Sprint Series will be entering its 10th Season this year and is proud to announce its 2015 racing schedule. For the past nine years, the URSS has been the Midwest’s Premiere 305 Sprint Car Racing Series. Focusing on putting on the best shows for the racing fans has always been the mantra for Series Promoter Rick Salem, who when setting up the series ago told drivers and team owners that he wanted to leave the Rule Book alone for ten years to see how much The URSS Series could grow. Press Releases1/13
  • Ohsweken Speedway ONT)The 2015 racing schedule for Ohsweken Speedway was officially released on Tuesday. Racers will hit the track for the first time in 2015 with a Test & Tune Night scheduled for Friday, May 8, while the season concludes with the 11th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on Saturday, September 19. Press Releases1/13

Monday January 12th 2015

You can live to be a hundred if you give up all the things that make you want to live to be a hundred.  Woody Allen

11:00pm

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Tracks/Drivers/Sanctions

  • Danny Reidy)After making his first appearance aboard his repaired Maxim last weekend during the World Series Sprintcars round at Brisbane’s Archerfield Speedway, Danny Reidy is excited about returning to Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway for this weekend’s Scott Darley Challenge. Press Releases1/12
  • Craig Dollansky)This past week ‘The Crowd Pleaser’ returned to Cocopah Speedway for a trio of nights in the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown. Scoring a top-ten on the opening weekend, the Destiny Motorsports #7 team continued to gain speed and chemistry and get stronger for the 2015 season. Press Releases1/12
  • USAC)The USAC Dirt Midget Association held their annual meeting this week and announced the 2015 race schedule which includes twelve races at Bear Ridge Speedway, the series home track, and a race on August 28th at the Albany-Saratoga Speedway. This will be the series second trip to the famed dirt track just north of Albany. USAC 1/12
  • USAC)In 2015 the Honda National Midget Championship trail will include all of the major outdoor Midget events in the country, starting with the Kokomo Grand Prix in April and running through the famed Turkey Night Grand Prix on Thanksgiving Night in Perris, CA. USAC 1/12
  • Oswego Speedway NY)In a recent column published by Area Auto Racing News, written by correspondent Jay Andrews, Oswego Speedway Hall of Fame driver Joe Gosek indicated that his options are open for a run at Oswego’s Novelis Supermodified championship in 2015. Press Releases1/12
  • TJ Michael)Former F.A.S.T. ‘305’ competitor T.J. Michael will begin his 2015 racing campaign in his home state of Texas; competing in Racesaver ‘305’ sprint car events at the Lone Star Speedway and Kennedale Speedway Park. Each venue will host multiple practice programs before launching their ‘spring’ schedules in late February. Press Releases1/12
  • MAV TV)Sarah Fisher, Kenny Wallace, Bryan Clauson, Kenny and Sammy Swindell will go head-to-head in the 29th running of the world famous Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals presented by General Tire at the River Spirit Expo Center, Tulsa, OK, January 13-17, 2015. With 326 entries and 318 drivers from 36 States plus Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, the final entry total will be the largest yet - and MAVTV will be on-hand to broadcast all the side by side action 'live' again this year. Press Releases1/12
  • World of Outlaws)The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series returns Saturday, March 7, to USA Raceway in Tucson, Ariz., for the NAPA Wildcat Shootout presented by RideNow Powersports. The track has proved to be one of the most competitive with five different winners in five events the Outlaws have run there since 2006. Brad Sweet took the victory last season after battling past Kerry Madsen and holding off Steve Kinser. DIRT/World of Outlaws 1/12
  • Tracy Hines)Tracy Hines started the 2015 season on a role. He was victorious in New Zealand on January 5, and during a five-race tour of the land of Kiwis, he recorded four top-five finishes. He looks to parlay that momentum into a strong run this week at the 29th Annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire. Hines won the Chili Bowl in 2005, cementing his name on an exclusive list of drivers that have conquered the tight indoor oval at the Tulsa Convention Center in Oklahoma. Press Releases1/12

Sunday January 11th 2015

“Attitude is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than what people do or say. It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill.” W. C. Fields

11:45pm

RESULTS...

  • Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown)Aaron Reutzel capped the inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown by accomplishing a goal that had evaded him throughout the first week and a half of the new year. Reutzel led all but one lap on Saturday at Cocopah Speedway, where he recorded his first career 410ci sprint car feature victory during the final night of the five-race event. Race Results 1/11

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Tracks/Drivers/Sanctions

  • ESS)The luxurios Vernon Downs Casino and Hotel was once again the site for the annual Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprint (ESS) banquet which filled the Hambeltonian Room to capacity. Quebec’s Steve Poirier was crowned what is now five-time champion taking home just shy of $10,000 from the over $68,000 total banquet payout. Press Releases1/11
  • Sammy Swindell)Sammy Swindell made headlines last summer when he retired as a full-time racer. The legend returns to the cockpit this week for the first time in five months when he competes in the 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals inside the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla. Swindell will race on Tuesday in the Vacuworx Invitational Race of Champions - a $2,500-to-win event - prior to his Chili Bowl preliminary night Wednesday. Press Releases1/11
  • Henry Van Dam)Henry Van Dam took advantage of sunny weather and January races to put together his best career week of 410ci sprint car racing. Van Dam earned four top-10 finishes during the inaugural five-race Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown at Cocopah Speedway, where more than 35 of the top drivers in the country competed during a nine-day period. Press Releases1/11
  • Kevin Swindell)The name Swindell is synonymous with the Chili Bowl. After watching his father, Sammy, win an event-leading five titles, Kevin Swindell has been a car to beat the past five years. He enters the 29 th edition of the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals inside the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., this week seeking his sixth straight top-two finish. Press Releases1/11
  • Dunlap Performance)Dunlap Performance is fielding a two-car team this week at the 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals. Oklahoma's Danny Jennings and Cale Thomas of Indiana will pilot midgets for the team throughout the premier midget event, which runs this Tuesday through Saturday inside the River Spirit Expo Center. "The Chili Bowl is a race that my father and I look forward to and plan for all year," said Brian Dunlap, who heads Dunlap Performance along with his father, Mike. "We ran a car at the Western World in November and after a couple of top-10 runs we feel like we learned a lot and are better prepared for the Chili Bowl than we have been in the past." Press Releases1/11
  • Tony Bruce Jr)Tony Bruce Jr. is more than excited to make his first start at the famed Chili Bowl in eight years. With the help of Submersible Pumps Inc. and Wheeler Metals, Bruce Jr. put together a midget to compete in the premier event this Tuesday through Saturday inside the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla. Press Releases1/11
  • Premier Speedway AU)As the list of drivers nominated for the 43rd Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic continues to grow, the numbers have been bolstered by the current Australian Champion, three more high quality Americans and a former Classic Champion, along with some of the hottest talent in Australia! Jason Sides, Randy Hannagan and in an exciting development Sheldon Haudenschild have added their names to the list of American drivers all set for the Classic, while current Aussie Champ David Murcott has also confirmed his entry along with 1993 Classic Champion Garry Brazier. Press Releases1/11
  • Placerville Speedway CA)Placerville Speedway has finalized the schedule for the upcoming Red Hawk Casino 50th Anniversary Championship Season at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds. The 2015 racing schedule will feature an action packed calendar consisting of 24 event at the high banked quarter mile bullring carved in the hillside of the community once known as "Old Hangtown" in the days of the Gold Rush. Press Releases1/11
  • Placerville Speedway CA)As Placerville Speedway embarks on a landmark 50th Anniversary Season, it is proud to welcome Red Hawk Casino and the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians as the official title sponsor of the quarter-mile clay oval located that has been home to auto racing at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds in Placerville since 1965. "The Tribe and its Red Hawk Casino are proud of our long-term partnership with Placerville Speedway," said Nicholas Fonseca, Chairman of the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians. "Placerville Speedway offers great family fun for our community." Press Releases1/11
  • Silver Dollar Speedway CA)The gauntlet has been set. Promoter Dennis Gage is offering a staggering $10,000 bonus to one driver if that individual can win the first three winged 360 sprint car races Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico and first three at Marysville Raceway the new action track. “We wanted to offer the drivers and fans an early opportunity in the season to take in some great sprint car racing and add a big financial twist to the first few races,” said Gage. Press Releases1/11
  • Badger)Officials of the Badger Midget Auto Racing Association (BMARA), have announced major rule changes, affecting open wheel racing’s oldest active sanctioning organization. After several recent general and Board of Director Meetings, the new “rules package” will be utilized for the 2015 racing season. The rule changes have been made due to diminishing car count in the Wisconsin and Northern Illinois area. Badger will implement an OEM set of rules for engines currently in place with several organizations. Press Releases1/11
  • Alex Bright)Alex Bright has high expectations entering the 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals this week. Bright, whose preliminary night inside the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., is slated for Tuesday prior to the finale on Saturday, is coming off a stellar season when he captured five midget victories following a career-best result at the 2014 Chili Bowl. This year he tackles the event piloting a midget for Mike Heffner in search of a second straight top five. Press Releases1/11
  • Dirt Track Heros)Local racing fans in the Tri-State area will once again have the capacity to take a short ride and take in the sights of the new race cars being prepared for the 2015 racing season. The Phillipsburg Mall is prepped and polished to welcome in the 2015 edition of the popular eighth edition of the Dirt Track Heroes Car Show. The Phillipsburg Mall is located off Route 22 in Phillipsburg, New Jersey and opening day is set for Sunday, March 1st with a salute to all of the race tracks with a special emphasis on the great racing that took place at the speedways located in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, including the half mile, and both the paved and dirt versions of the larger National speedway which closed after the 2004 racing season. Press Releases1/11

 

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