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Allard Wins Again At Silver Dollar Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Jonathan Allard put together another strong weekend with his Tri-C Motorsports team as they picked up their sixth win of the season Friday night at the Silver Dollar Speedway, and were well on their way to a podium finish with the King of the West Series until a wild incident on the final corner resulted in Allard crossing the stripe in the ninth spot.

“We were really good all weekend, and the ninth place finish on Saturday is not a reflection of the night we had,” Allard said.

Setting the standard during qualifications at the 360ci event at the Silver Dollar Speedway on Friday night, Allard went on to finish second in heat race action, putting him in the night’s redraw.

The two pill put Allard on the front row of the feature event, and after leading the first lap, Steven Tiner would get around him, putting Allard into the second spot, though he did not let Tiner get away from him.

In the midst of thick traffic, Allard saw an opening and went for it, as he re took the top spot from Tiner on the 12th lap, and went on to win his 53rd career feature event at his home track.

“It was great to get back to the Silver Dollar Speedway and get a win,” Allard said. “It is good for us to get as many laps as we can there, as the Gold Cup will be here before we know it, and that is something I really want to win.”

Saturday night saw Allard and his team head to the Placerville Speedway to resume action with the King of the West Series.

Pacing the ultra-fast quarter mile with the second fastest lap during time trials, Allard would then finish third in his heat race, locking himself into the dash.

By way of his dash win, Allard earned the pole for the feature event and led the field to green, but it was Sean Becker getting the jump with Allard riding in the second spot for the first two laps, until the caution flew.

The lap two restart saw Allard now grab the lead, as he laid down brilliant laps as he ran away from Becker who had bean feeling his own pressure.

Getting into lapped traffic in a hurry on the high-banked ¼ mile, Allard continued to lead until the caution flew on the 14th lap.

The restart saw Allard get on the throttle hard, but he ‘wheelied’ up and allowed Brent Kaeding to get past, as he soon felt pressure from Andy Gregg for the second spot.

Slipping to third on the 18th lap, Allard continued to keep the lead duo in his sights until the red flew with just 10 laps to go.

The restart did not go Allard’s way and he lost a few spots, and ran in fifth, until the caution flew again with just three laps to go.

Getting into the fourth spot, Allard battled with Jason Statler on the last lap, when race leader, Brent Kaeding, half spun in front of the field, and as cars took action to avoid contact, Allard got shuffled back to the ninth spot when the dust settled.

“We were much better than a ninth place car,” he added. “We had some restarts not go our way, but we had plenty of speed and we were in the hunt. All of us are looking forward to getting down to Tulare this coming Saturday night for the Peter Murphy Classic.”

Allard would like to thank Tri-C Manufacturing, K&N, ButlerBuilt, Platinum Powder Coating, King Racing Products, BR Motorsports, Red Line Oil, KSE Racing Products, Weld Wheels, NGK Spark Plugs, FK Rod Ends, Hunt Magnetos, Longacre Products, Ti64, A.R.T. Speed Equipment and Hoosier Tire for their support.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-37, Wins-6, Top 5’s-18, Top 10’s-26.

ON TAP: Allard and the Tri-C Motorsports team return to action on Saturday night at the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA for the Peter Murphy Classic.

STAY CONNECTED: For more information on Jonathan, including upcoming events, pictures, and news please check out http://www.allardmotorsports.com , or follow JA on twitter @Allard_ja.

 

 

Netto Sixth at Placerville

PETERSEN MEDIA: The Placerville Speedway hasn’t been too kind to DJ Netto over his brief career, but on Saturday night the Hanford, CA pilot put together a great night as he finished sixth on the high banked ¼ mile track.

With 27 cars on hand for the King of the West event at Placerville Speedway, Netto timed his Netto Ag/Penny Newman Grain/Bogies Auto Parts entry in 11th fastest.

Starting on the pole of his heat, a greasy bottom of the track made the inside lane not ideal to start in, but Netto was there, and moved into the second spot, where he would go onto finish.

By way of his second place effort in heat race action, Netto lined up in the sixth row of the feature event.

Using some cautions and double file restarts to his advantage, Netto worked around the speedway, as he slowly worked his way forward, and through the field.

Finding himself well inside the Top-10 when the race’s final caution flew with just three laps to go, Netto picked up a couple of positions when the action resumed, and during a wild last corner incident coming to the checkered flag, Netto was able to steal a spot as he crossed the stripe in the sixth spot.

“Placerville has always been hard on me, so it was nice to get through the night, and end up with a good finish,” he said. “The last few times I have been here, I would be the one getting collected in those deals, so it was a nice change of pace.”

Friday night saw Netto and his team check into the Ocean Speedway for a night of action with the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo.

Timing in 11th fastest, Netto was able to take advantage of his starting position on the front row, and pick up the heat win, and earn a spot in the redraw, where he pulled the three, and put himself in the second row for the 30-lap main event.

Running a very strong third place when the feature got underway, Netto got up over the cushion trying to avoid a slide-job. When he got over the cushion, he got into the wall causing severe damage to his machine, and ended his night.

“I made a mistake and got into the wall, and did some serious damage,” Netto said. “I have to thank my guys for working hard and getting the back up car ready for us to go race Placerville, and I was really happy to reward them with a decent night.”

DJ and his Netto Racing team would like to thank Netto Agriculture, Penny Newman Grain, Bogies Auto Parts, and Vande Pol Enterprises for their support in 2014.

ON TAP: Netto returns to action on Friday night at the Ocean Speedway before taking to the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA for the Peter Murphy Classic.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-30, Wins-1, Top 5’s-4, Top 10’s-8

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with DJ and his team by following him on twitter @DJNetto88.

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Kyle Hirst Roughed Up At Placerville

PETERSEN MEDIA- Looking to rebound from a 12th place finish during the Howard Kaeding Classic, Kyle Hirst had a rough night at the Placerville Speedway that saw his night come to an end on the second lap.

“It was a rough night for sure,” Hirst said. “We had been pretty fortunate all year not to have many of those, but they do happen, and we will come back and hopefully win the Peter Murphy Classic,” Hirst said.

Timing in 10th fastest during time trials, Hirst would finish second in his heat race, and line up in the sixth row for the 30-lap feature event.

When the race got underway, chaos ensued on the second lap as a car got out of shape in front of Hirst exiting turn four, resulting in Hirst going through the infield to avoid him. As Hirst slid through the infield, he slid back on to the track, and made contact with another car, and the front end damage from it all ultimately ended his night on the second lap.

“This is one of those nights that we have already put behind us,” he said. “We will come back fighting in Tulare,CA.”

Kyle and his Roth Motorsports team would like to thank Roth Enterprises, HR Livestock Transportation, 3H Cattle, Mobil1, FK Rod Ends, Weld Wheels, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Kent Performance, Kaeding Performance, and Astro Titanium for their support in 2013.

2014 ROTH MOTORSPORTS BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-24, Wins-4, Top 5’s-14, Top 10’s-17

ON TAP: Hirst and his Roth Motorsports team will be back in action on Saturday night at the Thunderbowl in Tulare, CA.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected to Kyle by following him on Twitter, @kylehirstracing, or by visiting www.rothmotorsports83.com.

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Tough Luck For Croft at Placerville

PETERSEN MEDIA- Since returning to California following his great run at the Dirt Cup, Willie Croft has experienced some tough luck, but the Sacramento, CA driver hasn’t let it get him down, as he looks to fight through this stretch.

“It has definitely been rough the last couple of weeks, but no one has given up yet, and we continue to have a very fast racecar.”

Saturday night at the Placerville Speedway with the King of the West Series, the driver known as ‘Double Down’ opened his night up by laying down the fifth fastest lap of the night during time trials.

Lining up third in his heat race aboard the Holey Smokes BBQ/Christian Stover Foundation/ButlerBuilt No. 29 entry, Croft was trapped on the greasy bottom of the speedway when the race went green, but was able to get into the fourth and final transfer spot for the feature event, and also earn a berth in the dash.

Finishing fifth aboard his Brown and Miller/FK Rod Ends/Hinchman Indy entry, Croft would grid the field in the third row for the 30-lap feature event.

When the race got underway, Croft bicycled hard in turns three and four and lost a few positions as Shane Golobic and Sean Becker got past him.

Keeping close tabs on the duo in front of him, Croft’s night came to an early end as he got upside down aboard his Schoenfeld/K&N/Smith Precision Products No. 29 entry, and ended his night on the 20th lap.

“We will regroup and look forward to getting down to Tulare on Saturday night, a track that we have ran very well at so far this year,” he added.

Willie Croft Racing would like to thank Holey Smokes BBQ, The Christian Stover

Foundation, ButlerBuilt , Brown and Miller, FK Rod Ends, Hinchman Indy, Schoenfeld, K&N, Smith Precision Products, All Pro Cylinder Heads, Shark Racing Engines, A.R.T., M.R.O. Industrial Supply, Redline Oil, Kaeding Performance, PaPa’s Beef Jerky, Dan Olson Products, Vortex Wings, AIC Powdercoating, and GUTS for their support in 2014.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-16, Wins-1, Top 5’s-6 Top 10’s-8.

ON TAP: Croft returns to action on Saturday night at the Thunderbowl in Tulare, CA for the Peter Murphy Classic.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Willie Croft Racing by visiting www.williecroftracing.com. You can also follow him on Twitter @wcroft29.

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Gregg Fifth at Placerville With King of the West

PETERSEN MEDIA: Dropping a 410ci power plant into Scott Russell’s No. 14R machine on Saturday night, Andy Gregg turned in a very solid performance with the King of the West Series that saw him charge to a fifth place finish after being as high as second with a few laps to go.

“It was a great night for our team at the Placerville Speedway,” Gregg said. “We had one of, if not the, fastest cars on the track, and if it wasn’t for a late double file restart, probably should have won or ran second in my opinion.”

With 27 cars on hand for the King of the West showdown at the tight confines of the Placerville Speedway, Gregg timed his Mike’s Hard Lemonade/Capitol Ace Hardware/Thompson’s Auto Care entry in ninth fastest in time trials.

Starting on the front row of his heat race, Gregg settled into the second spot behind Brent Kaeding, and finished in the position transferring to the feature event, where he lined up in the 10th spot.

When the green flag dropped on the feature event, the Placerville, CA driver showed that he had a very fast racecar, and was hungry for his first 410ci win at his home track as he carved his way through the field.

By the 13th lap, Gregg had moved into the third spot as he chased after Brent Kaeding and Jonathan Allard, and a lap 14 restart saw him move into the second spot.

Shadowing Kaeding’s every move on the race’s home stretch, Gregg thrilled the crowd as he persistently tried to get the top spot from Kaeding, as the duo put on an exciting show for the capacity crowd.

With the laps clicking off, minor contact ensued between Gregg and Kaeding, which resulted in Gregg getting out of shape, and a chain reaction ultimately bringing out the caution with three laps to go.

The double file restart did no go in Gregg’s favor as he got bit out of shape and slipped back to the fifth spot, where he would ultimately finish.

“We definitely gave it our all,” Gregg said. “We had a really fast car and tried everything we could to get past Brent Kaeding, we just were unable to. We had a late restart and I made a little mistake, but it took us out of contention, but we really can’t hang our heads about a fifth place finish. I have to thank Scott for letting us put the 410ci engine in and run with the KWS, and all of the guys for working hard all night.”

Friday night saw Gregg climb aboard his GUTS Racing/Miller Fortune No. 53 machine at the Silver Dollar Speedway for a 360ci event.

Timing the Miller Fortune/Poor’s Equipment Repair/K&N No. 53 machine in second fastest, Gregg would go on to finish in the third spot in his heat race.

Pulling the three pill in the redraw, Gregg lined up in the third spot in the feature event, and when the action came to life, Gregg ran in a tight pack that included Jonathan Allard, Steven Tiner, and Sean Becker.

With Tiner and Allard out front, Gregg worked lap after lap to get into the top two, though he had Sean Becker lurking behind him. On the 16th lap, contact between Gregg and a lapped car caused damage to Gregg’s entry that forced him to the pit area for the rest of the night.

“We had two really fast cars over the weekend, and as a driver that is a very good feeling,” he said. “We had some bad luck in traffic, but in this sport that is bound to happen. Huge thanks to everyone who supports both of these teams.”

Gregg and the Russell Motorsports team would like to thank Mike’s Hard Lemonade, Capitol Ace Hardware, Thompson’s Auto, Carroll Russell Bookkeeping, Arnold’s For Awards, Goodwin Trucking, Farrell Design-Build Inc., K&N, FK Rod Ends, King Racing Products, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, GUTS, Amsoil, Wilwood, Amerikote, 101.9 The Wolf, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, and HJS Consulting for their support this season.

Andy would like to thank Miller Fortune, Poor’s Equipment Repair, K&N, FK Rod Ends, King Racing Products, BR Motorsports, FK Shocks, Wilwood, Capitol Ace Hardware, 95.7 The Wolf, CTL Forrest Management, Nail Roofing, Meyers and Sons Drywall, Ervin Sales Group, Hansen Machine, K&T Fab, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Amerikote, and Hinchman for their support in 2014.

MERCH: Andy Gregg is excited to announce that he has added Miller Fortune merchandise to his arsenal. With the Knoxville Nationals on his tentative schedule this year, Gregg is hoping fans can show their support by purchasing a shirt or sweatshirt at the track, at www.allthingracingrapparel.com, or www.briancannonmotorsports.com.

ON TAP: Gregg will be in action on Friday night at the Silver Dollar Speedway before he heads to Knoxville, IA for the Knoxville Nationals.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-28, Wins-2, Top 5’s-14, Top 10’s-17

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Andy by following him on twitter @andygregg53.

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Brian Brown – Sioux Center Score Sets Up Final Stage for Knoxville!

(Bill W) July 21, 2014 – It has been a busy couple of weeks for Brian Brown and the Casey’s General Stores/FVP #21 team. After competing in the King’s Royal at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, they scored a victory during JSTS Speedweek last Wednesday at the Sioux Speedway in Sioux Center, Iowa. Three top fives followed last week, including a charge to fifth Saturday at Knoxville Raceway.

I know the opening night of the King’s Royal (July 11) didn’t end the way you wanted it .

We just didn’t get qualified in there (24th quick), and once you do that, you’re scratching and clawing the rest of the night. We had an issue in the heat, and when you’re starting sixth in the B, it’s never easy. We were able to get ourselves in a transfer position though, but coming for the white flag, we blew a right rear tire. It could have been worse…we could have done it in turn three and torn some things up.

You timed in 26th for the King’s Royal, but you did make it through your heat to get in the show.

Ideally, you want to qualify 18th to 24th at the King’s Royal. The heat races there are as tough as any, and we were able to go from fifth to third in the heat.

You started 14th in the feature.

We were flirting with a top ten, running in the eighth to eleventh range most of the way. The last couple of restarts, we didn’t have the starts we needed and we ended up thirteenth. It was a bit of a disappointing weekend, but we didn’t tear anything up.

You won your heat at Sioux Center last Wednesday, and that got things off to a good start.

We’ve had some success there. We won there in 2013 and we were on the podium the year before. We started fourth in the feature, and Wayne (Johnson) and Cole (Wood) were setting a good pace. We were running third at that point.

Did you feel confident that you were going to move forward?

I wasn’t sure what we had for those guys, especially Wayne…he was out there a bit. The yellow came out. Everyone had kind of been running the bottom. We got back going there, and Cole got around the outside of Wayne. That’s when the red came out. At that point I was frustrated, because I thought that may have ruined my chance to win.

But you were able to get into the lead on the restart.

I think (the leaders) thought they better move around a bit in case it was faster up top. I just ran the line they had been running and was able to get the lead. So the red worked out for us.

Thursday at Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa, you went from fourth to second in your heat and started the feature fourth.

I kind of settled into third there behind Cole and Gregg Bakker. I thought I may have a shot at winning it, but I hooked a hole wrong in three and four and went over the bank. I fell back to about eighth at that point, and I was playing catchup. We ended up fourth. I was disappointed, because I thought we’d be in contention to win, and that was 100% driver error.

Cole Wood was able to win that one.

I was very proud of Cole. Obviously, he works out of our area and works as hard as he can. He’s getting better and better every week, and his results are showing it.

Friday, you ran at Fairmont Raceway in Minnesota. That’s another track you’ve had success at. You won your heat from fourth and started fourth in the feature.

We were in contention to win at Fairmont. The track had taken rubber, and Lee (Grosz) made one small mistake in traffic. We were able to get by, but I just couldn’t get it turned, and he got back by. From that point, I just went for a couple of “Hail Mary’s” and nearly cleared him one time…it just didn’t work out and we were second.

Knoxville had its toughest 410 field of the year on Saturday. Still, you were the 31st car out and timed in second quick.

That’s a huge part of what we work on all year is the qualifying piece. Charlie Garrett engines with the Maxim chassis work great. I feel our engine program is second to none. Going out late and timing that well gives you confidence if you need to do that at Nationals. Hopefully, we won’t need to though!

The downside of qualifying 2nd quick, is you start your heat sixth needing to make the top five to get in the A. Craig Dollansky, AJ Moeller, Rico Abreu, Ian Madsen and Terry McCarl were in front of you, and you won it!

Looking at the lineup to start the heat, I don’t know if there was a tougher one all year long. I was trying to figure out which of the five I was going to pass to just make the feature. Chad (Morgan), Zach (Thomas) and all the guys had the car spot on. Whenever you can win a heat like that, it’s just a shot in the arm. If we can do it in that heat, we can definitely do it in a couple of weeks.

You started the main event seventh and it seemed like you fell back early.

We took a while to get going. We could run the top and the bottom. We were able to get by Terry (McCarl) and Sammy (Swindell) there and get to sixth. The yellow came out, and I just made a bad decision on the restart. I put myself in a bad spot, and Sammy came along and put me in a really bad spot. I was spinning my tires in the middle of the track. I think we were back in eighth there.

The car took off from that point.

From there, we had to fight back. We were able to get back by Terry and we got by Davey (Heskin). We were able to pass Sammy on the last lap for fifth. It was kind of disappointing, because I felt we had a shot to win before the yellow came out. To race the last half of the race catching up, rather than spending it figuring out how to win is tough. It just wasn’t good race management on my end.

I know the team’s focus is on the Nationals now.

A lot of preparation goes into the 360 and 410 Nationals. We’ll have a full week and a half here to prepare. Even though we’re not racing here and there, we have a lot going on for Knoxville. We’re ready to get after it.

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Brian’s victory at Sioux Speedway last year came ahead of Jamie Veal, Gregg Bakker, Rico Abreu and Dusty Zomer.

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About Casey’s General Stores

Casey’s General Stores is a Fortune-500 company (NASDAQ CASY) operating nearly 1700 convenience stores in 11 states through the Midwest. Known for its “Homemade-To-Go” pizza, sandwiches, donuts and bakery items, Casey’s strives to consistently deliver quality gas, fresh kitchen-prepared food, clean environments and friendly service at every retail location. Casey’s is currently the 12th largest c-store chain and sixth largest pizza chain in the United States.

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We are very excited to introduce our new line of automotive chemicals, oils and fluids to our product offering. These new products will be available at many retailers across the country. We continue to offer a full line of high quality oil, air, cabin air and fuel filters, plus a complete line of high quality batteries for multiple applications including cars, trucks, SUV’s, commercial and other specialty vehicles. All products are made to OE manufacturer fitment specifications. FVP products are engineered to provide our customers with quality products that are equal or superior in performance to the major national brands at a competitive price. To learn more about our FVP products or to find out where you can have FVP products installed in your vehicle, visit us at www.FVPparts.com! FVP…The Confident Solution

Marketing Partner of the Week – Maxim Racing

Brian says, “Chuck and Karen Merrill are not only great people, but they put everything into putting the best car out on the market. I’ve always been a supporter of theirs, and with Brian Brown Racing, you’ll always see their chassis.”

Brian has been partnering with Maxim since 2003. After years of success as a car owner, Chuck Merrill started his chassis business in a rented three-bay garage in November of 1988. The first car was driven by Johnny Herrera at the Florida All Stars Sprint Week in February of 1989. By June of that year, Maxim moved into a 7,000 square foot facility. By 2001, Maxim had grown substantially producing 304 chassis that year. In 2002, Maxim moved to its present 12,500 square foot location in Springfield, Illinois. Maxim continues to offer their customers unmatched service and support, and currently has 17 quality employees, and builds over 400 chassis on an annual basis. Their world-famous “K-car” was designed for Steve Kinser, and has won ten Knoxville Nationals titles and fourteen World of Outlaws championships! To top it all, Maxim offers a warranty if you are not completely satisfied with your car. For more information on Maxim, visit www.racemaxims.com!

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Brian Brown Racing would like to thank Casey’s General Stores, FVP, Searsboro Telephone Company, MC Power, Impact Signs Awnings Wraps / www.impact4800.com, Champion Brands, DNA Energy, Ditzfeld Transfer, Maxim Racing, Smiley’s Racing Products, Enco Tools, Weld Wheels, Housby Trucks, www.RateWin.com, Arctic Cat, K&N, www.hostiowa.net, FSR Race Products, TI64, Fuel-Safe Tanks, Wolfe Eye Clinic, Bell Helmets, Hinchman, CP Pistons, Carrillo Rods, Vortex Wings, Penray, All Pro Cylinder Heads, Butler Built Seats, AkzoNobel, Kenny's Components, www.AllDayParts.com, Tru Square, Jack Links, Deli Express, Snap-On Tools, Rod End Supply, KSE Racing Products, Winters Performance, Cometic Gaskets, Shell Shock, Donovan, ISC Racers Tape, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Racing Optics, Mothers Wax, Hoosier Tires, Klein RV, XYZ Machining, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Red Devil Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, 6B Apparel, Bosch, Garrett Racing Engines, MSD, Moyle Racing Engines, Fortress Wealth Management, Legacy, Flexzilla and WSIB Insurance for all their support!

 

 

Cole Wood – Big Win at Rock Rapids!

(Bill W) July 21, 2014 – Cole Wood and the Cole Wood Racing #17w team got a bit of a monkey off their back by winning the feature event at the Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa last Thursday. The Auburn, California driver’s win at the JSTS stop at Rock Rapids was welcome, as it came a night after leading a good portion of the feature at the Sioux Speedway in Sioux Center, Iowa. The team will focus on the Knoxville Raceway Saturday in anticipation of the 360 and 410 Nationals there.

The team towed to the Sprint Invaders show at the Cedar County Raceway in Tipton, Iowa two Friday’s ago. After running second in the heat, he ran fourth in the Dash and started third in the feature. “The cushion was really thin at Tipton,” says Cole. “I was able to get up to second, and I tried to make a move on (Terry) McCarl for the lead. I ended up getting into the corner too hot, and (Jon) Agan got by me. We were really running well. Without that mistake, I think we would have been second, or even won that show. It was good to get a podium finish.”

JSTS Speedweek started in Sioux Center on Wednesday. Cole would run second in his heat. “We started the feature in third,” he says. “I was able to get to second and Wayne Johnson was leading. With fifteen laps to go or so, everyone was running the bottom and I went up top. I was able to lead for seven laps, and then (Brian) Brown passed me on a restart after a caution. It started laying rubber on the bottom, and I stayed on the top for too long. I was fast up there, and I was trying to make it work. A couple of guys got by me and we ended up fourth.”

The winning night at Rock Rapids started with a heat win. “We had a good heat,” says Cole. “We were able to get the jump on the start. We were able to run away with that, and we were able to draw a two for the feature.”

Cole would lead every lap of the main event. “I was able to get the jump on (Roger) Crockett on the first start,” he says. “That was called back when Derrik Lusk got upside down. Then Crockett led the next one down the backstretch, but he got over the cushion in three and four and I got by him. It was kind of clear sailing from there. I kind of had a line that was working for me there.”

The win was the first in 2014 for the team. “It was really good for our team,” says Cole. “The night before, we had led the race and we ended up finishing fourth. That was kind of a disappointment for the team. To win the next night lifted everyone back up.”

Fairmont Raceway in Minnesota hosted the JSTS sprints on Friday. Cole would finish second in the heat. “We started second in the feature,” he says. “We ran second for a couple laps. Once again, Brown found the rubber and he passed us on the bottom. I was good up top, but loose on the bottom. The rubber stayed really thin, so I couldn’t hang with those guys down there. Three or four more guys got by me before I tightened up a little bit, and we finished seventh.”

The team was ready for 410 action at the Knoxville Raceway on Saturday. “Knoxville is brutal,” says Cole of the competition. “Saturday was the hardest group of cars I’ve ever seen at Knoxville. We were decent in qualifying (20th). We had a bit of motor problems, so we could have been a little better, but the car was good.”

Cole would qualify for the feature by running fourth in his heat. “The car was a lot better than what I ran in the heat,” he says. “If I could figure out running the bottom, it would have been better. In the feature, we started 16th. We had a really good night going. Brown was running ninth at the time, and we were up to 11th, two cars behind him. We had a caution, and it seemed the bottom got a lot better at that point. The top wasn’t as good for me as it had been. It took a while to get going again and we lost some ground (finishing 17th).”

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The Cole Wood Racing team would like to thank: Elk Grove Ford, Speed Mart, Moss Racing Engines, Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center at Elk Grove Ford, Wion’s Body Shop, CSI Shocks, Prime Time Customs, Weld Wheels, Sparco, NorCal Boxer Rescue and ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems.

 

 

Brad Loyet – Two More Wins Set 360 Nationals Foundation!

(Bill W) July 21, 2014 – The trip to the Rocky Mountains proved well worth the scenic drive for Brad Loyet and the Vacuworx Global/Miller Truck Lines #o5 team. They picked up two wins with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Series, extending their point lead. The Sunset Hills, Missouri driver won at Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Montana and at the Black Hills Speedway near Rapid City, South Dakota. The team will regroup this week before tackling the Knoxville 360 Nationals next week.

ASCS visited Great Falls on Friday, July 11. Brad drew a heat starting spot outside of row three. “It was a fairly tough heat race,” he says. “We were only able to get up to fourth. We had a good car…it was just all we had. That’s part of the game.”

The finish saw him scheduled to start twelfth in the feature. “Jeff Swindell ended up changing motors, so we ended up starting tenth,” says Brad. “We decided to change the tires right before the feature. The green flag dropped, and I think we were up to fourth on the first lap.”

The charge continued all the way to the checkers. “We got to second pretty quickly, but it was one of those deals where the yellows were coming out at the wrong time,” says Brad. “We were faster than the leader, but we kept getting a caution. We were finally able to get by him on a restart, and led the rest of the race. That was pretty cool to get that win. It was a good points night. It’s special to come from tenth and win, rather than the front row.”

Billings Motorsports Park Speedway hosted the series the following night. Brad went from sixth to third in his heat. “There wasn’t a whole lot of moving around in the heat,” he says. “We were just standing on the gas. We were able to get from sixth to third, but we were one spot out of the redraw. It turned out if we had passed one more car, we’d have been high point guy.”

The main event saw him go from ninth to fifth. “We really got to fifth right away, and rode around there the rest of the race,” says Brad. “We were in a situation where we were running with the guys in front of us, but couldn’t quite get by them. It was a night where you’re o.k. to run fifth.”

Last Friday night, things started well with a heat race win in Rapid City. “We were lucky enough to draw the pole for the heat,” says Brad. “We were the only National car in the heat, which may have been a factor too.”

The redraw saw Brad start fourth in the feature. “It took about three starts to get the race going,” he says. “On about the third one, we ended up coming out running third. We ran there for a while. There was an open red on lap eleven. We were able to get into second right before it. We were able to make some changes on the car and it made a big difference.”

The difference meant a pass for the lead and another win. “I was able to get by Jason (Johnson) in lapped traffic with about ten laps to go,” says Brad. “From there, we just put it on cruise control, running around the bottom and picking up the win.”

The team made the 10+ hour tow to Knoxville to run with the 410’s on Saturday night. “We had our fresh motor that we’ll be running at the Nationals,” says Brad. “We’d tried some things with the gearing to try and find some speed. It didn’t do quite what we wanted it to do (19th quick). We were still able to make the heat invert.”

Brad would run fifth in his heat race. “We missed the setup a little bit, but still made it to the feature,” he says. “I felt like we had a really good car in the feature. We started 15th and it felt like we were going forward. We had a nozzle line come loose and we had an engine fire. That ended the night, and we’re getting the motor checked out today. We’re making sure it’s good to go for Nationals.”

The team is carrying confidence into the 360 Nationals, which will run July 31 to August 2 at Knoxville. “I feel our 360 program is really rolling right now,” says Brad. “I feel we’re one of the teams to beat this year. All of our attention is on getting our cars ready to go for the Nationals. We’ll be ready to Rock ‘N Roll!”

Brad’s Weekly Releases

If you’d like to be added to Brad’s e-mail list for weekly releases, e-mail sprntcar@hotmail.com with “Loyet” in the Subject Line.

Brad and the Loyet Motorsports team would like to thank primary sponsors: Vacuworx Global, Miller Truck Lines, and Loyet Landscape Maintenance. Associate sponsors: Maxim Race Cars, J and D Performance Racing Engines, Butlerbuilt Professional Seat Systems, Meramec Heights Collision Center, KSE Racing, Weld Wheels, Penske Shocks, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Hepfner Racing Products, DMI, Saldana Racing Products, Rod End Supply, Bell Helmets, TI 64, Conroy Control, The Engine Heater, Ealey Transportation, and Speedway Motors.

 

 

SALDANA AND THE OUTLAWS CONTINUE NORTHEAST SWING

THROUGH THE END OF JULY

FULTON, N.Y. (July 21, 2014) – The World of Outlaws close the month of July with races on the East Coast.

Wednesday, July 23, Joey Saldana and the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop team along with the traveling winged sprint car drivers will make their last stateside stand at Fulton Speedway. This is only the fourth time the Outlaws have competed on this 3/8-mile high-banked oval in upstate New York with the most recent appearance in 2010.

Then the “Greatest Show on Dirt” travels north of the border and makes a three-race Northeastern swing through Canada. Its first stop is Saturday, July 26 at Autodrome Drummond in Quebec, a track where Saldana stood in victory lane in 2012. Sunday will find the WoO teams pitside at Cornwall Motor Speedway in Cornwall, Ontario, going wheel to wheel on the high-banked quarter-mile. Last year was the Outlaws’ first appearance at this track.

The Northeastern Canadian swing caps off at the high-banked Ohsweken Speedway 3/8-mile Tuesday, July 29.

“We always look forward to seeing the Canadian fans,” said Saldana. “They are very enthusiastic and we always play to a full house.

“We have been back in our qualifying groove recently and have had some consistent finishes in the A Main. We hope to be able to keep that consistency as we go through this Northeast swing. It helps build confidence for the Ironman coming up the first weekend of August, followed by the biggest show of the year, the Knoxville Nationals.

“Our Speedway Engines have been strong and I feel confident in where we are right now as we continue to work hard to get better.

“It’s important to stay mentally positive. I am really enjoying being in the race car and we have a great team behind us along with a lot of encouragement from Dan (Motter, team owner), Doug Harris at HE&M Saw and Lonnie Olson at Beltline Body Shop.”

 

 

Holtgraver Will Visit Port Royal Speedway This Saturday! Central PA Visit Helps Prepare for Knoxville Nationals

By Fully Injected Motorsports PR

Contact: F.I. Motorsports altmeyer119@gmail.com / info@fullyinjected.com / FullyInjected.com

Twitter: @FI_Motorsports

Pittsburgh, PA (July 21st, 2014) - After taking the most recent weekend off to regroup and rebuild, six-time main event winner in 2014, Danny Holtgraver, will jump back into the seat this Saturday night, and venture to central Pennsylvania for a night of competition in ‘Posse Country.’ Holtgraver, who pilots the Hunter Racing, Berlin Natural Bakery, Golden Flavor Sesame Sticks, Bonnell’s Rod Shop, Alternative Power Sources, WestView Motors, DKW Transport, no. 10H ‘410’ sprint car, will venture east this Saturday evening, July 26th to the Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania for a regular night of sprint car action. With Port Royal Speedway’s shape and size closely resembling that of Knoxville Raceway, Holtgraver feels that a night out east will help him prepare for his upcoming trip to Knoxville, Iowa.

“After getting caught up in some trouble at Lernerville during the Silver Cup, we decided to take this most recent weekend off, and get things ready for the next few weeks” explained Holtgraver, “We decided to head out to Port Royal Speedway this weekend before heading to Knoxville for the ‘360’ nationals and ‘410’ nationals...Port Royal Speedway is big...takes momentum to get around that place...a night there will help us dial-in for Knoxville...can’t thank everyone enough for sticking behind this team through thick and thin...we’ve had our share of wins, but we’ve also had our share of tough times this season...everyone keeps digging and keeps working hard...can’t thank Rob Hunter enough; he’s the backbone...he allows me to keep doing what I love to do...hopefully we can go to Port Royal and figure out what we need to do before heading to Knoxville.”

Port Royal Speedway will feature a full program for the ‘410’ sprints this Saturday night. Holtgraver will battle some of the best that central Pennsylvania has to offer this Saturday night; including current Port Royal Speedway point leader, Mike Wagner. For more information, please visit Port Royal Speedway live on the web at www.portroyalspeedway.com.

News and information relating to Danny Holtgraver and Hunter Racing will be posted regularly right here at ‘FullyInjected.com’ during the entire 2014 season. Be sure to check out the official online home of Danny Holtgraver at www.dannyholtgraver.com; as well as keep up with the Pittsburgh native via social networks including twitter: @holtgraverd4 and facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DannyHoltgraverMotorsports

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Recent Highlights: Earned UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions win at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio on Saturday, June 21st; Earned ‘P.P.M.S’ win on Sunday, June 29th

2014 Wins: 6: (1-Butler Speedway (ASCoC) (MI); 2- Lernerville Speedway (PA); 1 - Mercer Raceway Park (PA); 1-Eldora Speedway (ASCoC); 1- Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway (PA))

Danny Holtgraver on YouTube: Here!

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Danny Holtgraver and Hunter Racing would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: Berlin Natural Bakery, Golden Flavor Sesame Sticks, Bonnell’s Rod Shop, Alternative Power Sources, WestView Motors, DKW Transport, North Hills Auto Body, Kistler Engines, Butler Built, Winters Rearends, J&J Chassis, VRP Shocks, Classic Ink, Simpson Racing and ‘FullyInjected.com’

 

 

Big Game Motorsports Driver Swindell Sets Quick Time at Knoxville and Huset's

Inside Line Promotions - BRANDON, S.D. (July 21, 2014) - Big Game Motorsports pilot Sammy Swindell established quick time during a pair of races last weekend.

Swindell timed in fastest at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Saturday before he guided the Big Game Treestands team to the quickest time in qualifying on Sunday with the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions at Huset's Speedway.

Unfortunately, the speed Swindell showed at the beginning of both nights stuck him in the middle of traffic during the competition.

Based on the heat race inversion at Knoxville Raceway, Swindell lined up on the outside of the third row for his heat race. He picked up one position to lock himself into the feature, where he was forced to start eighth based on the main event inversion.

"At Knoxville we went in there with something different than we had before and it was good enough for fast time (in qualifying)," he said. "I wasn't real happy with it, but we left it there for the heat. It wasn't really what I was looking for so we made another big change for the feature. It was better, but the race track was fast. It was hard to do a lot of passing."

Swindell advanced from eighth to fifth place before he finished with a sixth-place result.

"I can say we learned a lot," he said. "We had a good car all night. I found some stuff in a direction I don't want to go and in one direction I want to explore more. We were doing a lot of different things with the car, the aero part, the setup part and motors. We were trying to get as much done in one night as we could other than trying to win a race. But with the way the track was, if I would have started on the front row we would have definitely won it."

The Big Game Treestands team used an older car for Sunday's event at Huset's Speedway.

"We didn't want to take a chance at ruining another car," Swindell said. "We were definitely quick all night."

Swindell advanced from fourth to second place in his heat race and from fifth to third place in the dash, which lined him up on the inside of the second row for the main event.

"I went right to second on the start, but Ian Madsen was pretty good early," he said. "I was taking my time. I knew there wasn't much chance to pass until we got to traffic. When we did get to traffic it seemed like he got to pass guys before the corners and I caught them in corners. I just never really got a great break in traffic and at the end we had a tire going down with a few laps to go. We were pretty fortunate for it to not come apart and to finish third."

Swindell ended with the podium result, which marked his 12th top five of the season. He will return to Knoxville Raceway this Saturday.

"There's a lot of things we've got to do this week before we go back to Knoxville," he said. "Hopefully it'll all be positive and we'll have a good week."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 19 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 5 (6); Feature: 6 (8).

July 20 - Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D. - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 2 (4); Dash: 3 (5); Feature: 3 (3).

SEASON STATS -

51 races, 2 wins, 12 top fives, 21 top 10s, 31 top 15s, 42 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

LIVE AUDIO -

Keep up with Big Game Motorsports via free, live audio from DIRTVision at every World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series event throughout the season. Select events also include live Pay-Per-View video. For more information, click http://www.DIRTVision.com.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BigGameTreestands.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Big-Game-Treestands/251832101535076?fref=ts

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For over 30 years, it has been our goal and our philosophy to provide the most innovative and practical treestands and hunting accessories in the field. As tradition continues, we are Exceeding Limitations and once again providing new models that challenge Mother Nature. In 2012 Big Game extended the line into Trail Cameras known for the easy to set, great picture quality, and over all great camera. Eyecon Trail Cameras® exceeds the expectations of consumers. Big Game Treestands® and Eyecon Trail Cameras® offers undeniable quality on time-tested favorites as well as new innovations for 2013.

For more information on Big Game Treestands®, visit http://www.BigGameTreestands.com.

TRAIL CAMERAS -

Big Game Treestands® offers a variety of trail camera options that are user-friendly with exceptional imaging as well as a 120 degree pivoting head. New and improved cameras include the Jag, Mantis II, Frenzy, Storm II, Black Widow and Quick Shot. To learn more about or to purchase a trail camera, visit http://www.BigGameTreestands.com.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

Inside Line Promotions specializes in affordable public relations and media management for motor sports drivers, teams, sponsors, tracks, series, events, organizations and manufacturers. ILP Founder Shawn Miller leverages professional journalism with new media technologies and social networking to improve your exposure and the return on investment for your sponsors.

To meet the media relations needs of your program and to join Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or InsideLinePromotions@gmail.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

 

 

USAC Southwest Sprints Spice Up Summer Slam at CSP!

Lonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (July 21, 2014) – Into the closing days of July means the heat is in full effect in Arizona, which is only fitting for Canyon Speedway Park’s Third Annual Summer Slam this Saturday night.

And “Chargin’” Charles Davis, Jr., will be gunning for a third consecutive Summer Slam title as the wingless wonders of the USAC Southwest Sprint Car series headline the heated event atop the 1/3-mile Canyon Speedway Park clay oval with IMCA Modifieds, Micro Sprints, Pure Stocks and Dwarf Cars in action as well. Racing action goes green at 7:00 p.m.

Picking up momentum in the USAC Southwest Sprint Car ranks is reigning series champion R.J. Johnson of Phoenix. Johnson has moved atop the point charts with a 19-point advantage over Charles Davis, Jr., with Josh Pelkey just another 14 points back in third.

That lead trio of Johnson, Davis, Jr., and Pelkey has monopolized USAC Southwest victory lane in points racing action this year as well. Johnson has topped the most recent pair of events including the Father’s Day Classic on June 14, with Pelkey topping two of the three initial events around a Davis, Jr., triumph on April 26.

Davis, Jr., will try to stay perfect in Summer Slam action after beating Johnson, Rick Ziehl and Pelkey to the line in the inaugural version in 2012 and then leading Shon Deskins and Johnson to the checkered flag last year.

Last year’s Summer Slam runner-up, Deskins enters Saturday’s card fourth in USAC Southwest points behind Johnson, Davis, Jr., and Pelkey with Matt Rossi rounding out the current top five. The rest of the current top ten includes Mike Martin, Tye Mihocko, Michael Colegrove, Andrew Reinbold and Nick Aiuto.

While Davis, Jr., guns for another Summer Slam title, Ricky Thornton, Jr., will try to keep the hot hand in the IMCA Modified ranks.

Thornton, Jr., has won nine of 11 IMCA Modified feature events at CSP in 2014 including all five in championship points chase action to build a 30-point edge over Cody Center with Steve Stultz, Ryan Roath and Jason Noll also in the top five. Only seven points separates the four drivers ranked second through fifth.

While Matt Martinez has topped the last two Pure Stock features and three of the last five, he is still one point behind Chris McCurdy, Jr., in the title chase. Zack Madrid is just eight points out of the lead in third with Joe Vlasity and John Parmeley in the top five.

Kenny Hilton is the most recent Micro Sprint winner after a June 14 triumph while Keaton Swane bested the field last time out in Dwarf Cars.

Tickets for Saturday’s Third Annual Summer Slam are just $15, with a $2 discount for Military, Seniors and Students. Children ages 7-12 are $6, with children 6 and under admitted free. VIP passes are available for $20.

Hotel Information can be found at http://www.canyonspeedwaypark.com/fan-info/lodging/ or by calling the Courtyard by Marriott at 623-580-8844.

To keep up on all the latest news and happenings, sign up for Canyon Speedway E-News. The track update registration can be found at the top of the www.canyonspeedwaypark.com home page.

The entire 2014 Canyon Schedule can be previewed online at http://www.canyonspeedwaypark.com/schedule/.

Canyon Speedway Park is located in north Peoria, AZ, off Lake Pleasant Parkway, then 1.3 miles west on Carefree Highway. For more information, contact the track at 602-258-RACE (7223) or check online at www.canyonspeedwaypark.com.

 

 

URSS Sprint Cars Headline First Responders Night Friday at DCRP!

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (July 21, 2014) – The United Rebel Sprint Series takes center stage during Friday night’s First Responder Night atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval that coincides with the ten-day long Dodge City Days festival.

First Responders and family receive free admission to Friday night’s action that fires off at 7:30 p.m.

Along with the URSS Sprint Cars, the track’s championship chase divisions of IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and Thunder Cars will be in action as well.

Friday’s card marks the third of four URSS stops at DCRP in 2014 with Zac Taylor victorious over a 28-car field on May 10 and then Jake Bubak finally breaking the streak of ten different winners in as many events by topping the 29-car URSS portion of the Steve King Memorial on June 28 with a last corner pass for the win.

The reigning URSS National champion, Arvada, Colorado’s Bubak leads both URSS National and Kansas Regional points.

Bubak holds a 178-point lead over Liberal’s Steven Richardson in National points with Jeremy Huish, Zach Blurton and Wyoming’s Taylor among the top five. In Kansas points, Bubak’s lead is just 20 points over Richardson with Blurton another 26 points back in third.

While Bubak leads the Sprint Car ranks into Friday’s action, Ryan Heger, Jeff Kaup, Perry Misner and William Bauer hold top rankings in DCRP championship chase action.

Hugoton’s Heger is just one point ahead of defending champ Austin Allen of Wichita in the IMCA Modified title chase with Woodard, Oklahoma’s Cole Traugott just 13 points out of the lead in third. Brendon Gemmill became the first repeat winner of the year in this past weekend’s Second Annual Modified Stampede.

Woodward’s Kaup still holds an 80-point lead in the IMCA Sport Modified ranks despite a rough ending in Saturday’s card, while Misner stretched his IMCA Stock Car points lead 77 points with his fourth win of the year on Saturday. Bauer continues to cling to the Thunder Car points lead with a 13-point advantage over Saturday night winner Matt O’Hair.

While First Responders and family get in free on Friday, general admission tickets for adults are just $15 with children 11 and under free when accompanied by an adult. Pit passes are $30.

Dodge City Raceway Park is located on the south edge of Dodge City, KS, on US 283, then 0.9 miles west on US 56, then 0.1 miles south. For more information, contact the track at 620-225-3277 or check www.dodgecityraceway.com.

 

 

Wheatley Returning to the Midwest to Compete This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions � LAKE STEVENS, Wash. (July 21, 2014) � Austen Wheatley will return to the road this weekend following a weekend off and a refreshing trip home.

Wheatley and his team will potentially kick off the weekend on Friday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, prior to Saturday�s season debut at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa. It will mark the first of two visits to the famed half-mile oval before the 54th annual FVP Knoxville Nationals Presented by Casey�s General Stores Aug. 6-9.

�Knoxville is all about qualifying,� he said. �It�s really hard to just show up there and put laps together for the first time. I think running as many half-mile tracks as we did in Pennsylvania a couple of weeks ago should help us.�

Saturday will be Wheatley�s first event at Knoxville Raceway since last year�s Nationals.

He will then tackle Huset�s Speedway in Brandon, S.D., on Sunday with the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions for the first time since 2012.

�We go good there every time,� he said. �I think the last time I was there I set quick time and the track was really hooked up. They drew an eight for the invert and I finished with a top 10.�

SEASON STATS �

30 races, 1 win, 4 top fives, 6 top 10s, 7 top 15s, 10 top 20s

UP NEXT �

Possibly Friday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio; Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa; and Sunday at Huset�s Speedway in Brandon, S.D.

MEDIA LINKS �

Website: http://www.AustenWheatley.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AustenWheatley

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DownForceDesigns?fref=ts

APPAREL �

Wheatley will have t-shirts and hoodies for sale at every race he competes at this season. For his schedule of races, visit http://www.AustenWheatley.com.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT � Astro Titanium

Established in 1999, Astro Titanium manufactures quality titanium fasteners for sprint cars and midgets. Based out of Noti, Ore., owner Dave Sims has developed his business into a titanium leader on a national scale. For more information, visit http://www.AstroTitanium.com.

�Astro Titanium and Dave Sims have been with me since the beginning of my career,� Wheatley said. �Anytime we have a problem, we call Dave up and he helps. He�s a really personable guy and his products work great.�

Wheatley would also like to thank Redlined Welding & Construction, Downforce Designs, The Oil Medics, Fire-Down Graphics, SpeedMart, Bell and King Racing Products for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS �

Inside Line Promotions specializes in affordable public relations and media management for motor sports drivers, teams, sponsors, tracks, series, events, organizations and manufacturers. ILP Founder Shawn Miller leverages professional journalism with new media technologies and social networking to improve your exposure and the return on investment for your sponsors.

To meet the media relations needs of your program and to join Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or InsideLinePromotions@gmail.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

 

 

Scelzi Rallies from 17th to Fourth-Place Finish at Placerville Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - PLACERVILLE, Calif. (July 21, 2014) - Dominic Scelzi rebounded from a slow start to score his best career result at Placerville Speedway on Saturday.

Scelzi kicked off the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series event by qualifying 18th quickest around the high-banked bullring.

"We went there with the setup that we have been running, but we were a little tight and it killed us in qualifying with the big cushion," he said. "We were just too tight and that put us behind the eight ball."

Scelzi then advanced from sixth to fifth place in his heat race, which was enough to lock the Roth Motorsports backed team into the main event.

"We were fortunate enough to get to the transfer, but didn't really have much for the top four," he said. "I talked to Peter (Murphy) over the phone before the main event and we were both on the same page. We changed a ton of stuff around and we were amazing in the main event."

After starting on the inside of the ninth row, Scelzi began to move forward on the second lap before nearly being involved in a crash.

"I didn't get as good of a start as I'd like," he said. "I got going and around two cars on the second lap. A car underneath me kept coming up and knocked my nose wing down. That took away my ability to run the top. But without the nose wing it lightened me up to get off the corner. However, as the race went on and got slicker it hurt me. We were fortunate enough that the bottom was really good and a lot of guys were moving up throughout the race."

Scelzi stayed on the bottom groove throughout the main event. He was up to sixth place when a late red flag allowed his team to pull the nose wing up enough to allow air underneath.

"That helped tremendously," he said. "I jumped up to fifth on the restart and on the last lap someone went spinning and I was able to miss him and get to fourth."

Scelzi's fourth-place result was his fourth top five of the season and his second in a row. It also earned him the Hard Charger Award.

"We definitely rebounded pretty good," he said. "We were really excited, especially with how the night started. For one, it was great to finish. For two, to run up through there and get a top five was awesome."

Scelzi will return to competition with the King of the West this Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., for the Peter Murphy Classic.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 19 - Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif. - Qualifying: 18; Heat race: 5 (6); Feature: 4 (17).

SEASON STATS -

24 races, 0 wins, 4 top fives, 8 top 10s, 12 top 15s, 16 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., for the Peter Murphy Classic with the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gary-Scelzi-Motorsports/225890834113599

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Scelzi Enterprises

In 1979, brothers Mike, James and Gary Scelzi began manufacturing their line of flatbeds out of their company's 4,500-square-foot facility in Fresno, Calif. They added truck service bodies and crane bodies to their line in 1990. Today, Scelzi Enterprises is the Valley's largest manufacturer and supplier of truck bodies and parts. The operation includes 16 acres with more than 200,000 square feet of manufacturing facilities in Fresno alone. Scelzi Enterprises creates custom truck bodies for a wide range of customers, from single vehicles for individuals to entire fleets for some of California's largest companies and utilities. For more information, visit http://www.SEInc.com.

"Scelzi Enterprises has been around long before my brother and I," Scelzi said. "My dad and uncles have been involved in racing for years. They owned a sand dragster when my dad was young and started racing, and my uncle owned a very famous hard top years ago with many famous California drivers behind the wheel, including the one and only Dave Pombo Sr."

Scelzi would also like to thank Whipple Superchargers, Fowler Packing, Fuel Delivery Services Inc., Red Rose Transportation, Panella Trucking, Carlucci Transport, AXA Equitable Insurance with Bob & Gina Estrada, Roth Motorsports, FK Rod Ends, Kaeding Performance, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Sweet Manufacturing, Weld Wheels, Simpson Race Products, Blast Tech, Tim Jones, G&J Truck Sales, Red Line Oil, K&N Filters, Schoenfeld Headers, Sparco and ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

Inside Line Promotions specializes in affordable public relations and media management for motor sports drivers, teams, sponsors, tracks, series, events, organizations and manufacturers. ILP Founder Shawn Miller leverages professional journalism with new media technologies and social networking to improve your exposure and the return on investment for your sponsors.

To meet the media relations needs of your program and to join Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or InsideLinePromotions@gmail.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

 

 

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$2,500 Top Prize Up for Grabs in Patriot Sprint Tour Event Saturday at Woodhull

Rich Vleck, ROCHESTER, NY, (July 21, 2014)- After a six week hiatus for many race teams, the second half of the Patriot Sprint Tour America Season is set to get underway.

The Patriot Sprint Tour returns to the highbanks of the Woodhull Raceway this Saturday for the ninth PST America event of 2014. The season lidlifter was at the tight 1/3-mile oval back in May but this time around, $2,500 will go to the winner of the 25-lap event. This will be the only race of the weekend after the new management at Clinton County was forced to cancel the Friday Night stop. In addition, for the fourth year in a row, competitors with 305 engines will once again be racing for $1,000 in bonuses, including $300 for the highest finisher.

Back in May, Chuck Hebing put on a clinic, driving away from the field to score his sixth career win at Ted White’s facility. “Cobra” will be back this Saturday to pull off the season sweep, which interestingly he has never done, despite all of his success at the track.

Current series point leader and defending champion Jared Zimbardi has been on a tear this year, but if there is one track that has always had his number, it is the Woodhull Raceway. Zimbardi was able to scrap together a top 10 in May but it will be interesting how “The Juice” fairs this weekend.

This will be the first PST America event for local favorite Steve Collins since his win in weekly action at Ohsweken. Collins won a dash in his first race at Woodhull back in 2011 and had a top five going earlier this year until a final lap crash relegated him back to eighth. Fellow series regular Brad Knab was one of the drivers who benefited from the final lap incident and drove up to fifth and thus is looking forward to his first race in a month and a half. Dave and Scott Just have also used the break to regroup and look forward to a return to action, particularly Scott, who was inside the top five in May until a late-race mechanical failure knocked him out.

Tour mainstays Tyler Graves, Clint Ide, Derek Jonathan, Dane Lorenc, Scott Kreutter, Parker Evans, Joe Trenca, Stephen Hutchinson Jr. and Paul Habeck are expected to compete, as are Jamie Bodo, Tracy Potter and George Suprick, who each ran finished up front in May.

With the top five finishing 305 sprints all taking a share of the bonuses offered, a number of teams are expected to mix things up. Darryl and Alysha Ruggles, Steve and Will Glover, Jonathan and Chris Preston, Josh Azzi, Kelly Hebing and Dan Kuhn are just some of the names that could try their hand at the highbanks this Saturday.

Gates will swing open Saturday at 4:30 P.M., with racing getting under way at 6:30 P.M. For more information, visit www.PatriotSprintTour.com.

Patriot History at Woodhull

Races: 12

9/1/2007 Chuck Hebing

5/24/2008 Chuck Hebing

5/30/2009 Bobby Breen

7/31/2010 Chuck Hebing

7/31/2010 Dan Shetler

5/21/2011 Chuck Hebing

7/30/2011 Bryan Howland

5/19/2012 Chuck Hebing

7/21/2012 Justin Barger

5/11/2013 Bryan Howland

8/17/2013 Justin Barger

5/10/2014 Chuck Hebing

 

 

Summer Nationals Triumph Marks Dewease’s 300th Career Win

PETERSEN MEDIA: Though it hasn’t quite been the year Lance Dewease and his Dietz Motorsports team were hoping for, Dewease rose to the occasion on Saturday night at the Williams Grove Speedway and picked up the team’s third win of the season as they defeated the World of Outlaws to win the Summer Nationals, and in doing so, Dewease picked up his 300th career win.

“It feels great to get back in victory lane and get this flag here at Williams Grove,” Dewease said as he was handed his checkered flag in victory lane. “It has been 14 months since we were here, and it feels great. This place is very special to me.”

Saturday night started off with Dewease timing in the C.C. Dietz Builders/Conduit Connections/Hess Ornamental Iron machine ninth fastest, putting him on the front row of his heat.

Taking advantage of his starting position, Dewease pull away to the victory, earning a position in the dash, which he would win, putting him on the pole of the feature event.

Waiting a ran storm that hit the area, Dewease settled into the second spot when the race started in the early hours on Sunday morning, chasing after Lucas Wolfe.

Stalking Wolfe in the early stages of the race, Dewease was careful not to tip his hand to Wolfe, and following a caution on the eighth lap, Dewease was able to take command of the race, as he had Donny Schatz chasing after him.

On the 18th lap, the red flew to allow crews to clean up oil that was on the surface from an expired engine, and when the action resumed, Dewease remained strong out front, as he quickly found himself in lapped traffic.

Admittedly trying to time lapped traffic to reach them getting into the corner, Dewease backed off a little too much, and opened the door for Schatz, but Dewease would not be denied on this night as he fended off the World of Outlaw point, leader and celebrated his 300th career win in fitting style, beating the World of Outlaws at Williams Grove.

“It’s a great rivalry, and it is a sweet feeling to beat them,” he added. “They have great racers, and we have great racers, and it is always a great battle.”

Friday night during the opener of the Summer Nationals, Dewease went out late for time trials and tripped the clock with the 27th fastest lap of the night.

Starting seventh in his heat, Dewease put on a very impressive charge as he worked his way into the third spot, transferring to the feature event, where he gridded the field in the 23rd position.

The feature event saw the Fayetteville, PA driver pick up a handful of positions as he raced with a bunch of his PA rivals en route to a 16th place finish.

On Thursday night at the Lincoln Speedway, Dewease timed in 30th quickest before a sixth place finish in heat race action.

Lining up 10th in the LCQ, Dewease’s ninth place effort ended his night, as he did not transfer into the feature event.

“This racing is all about the draw sometimes,” he said. “ I thought we were pretty good at Lincoln, and we didn’t make the show, and on Friday night we raced really well, but a late draw for qualifying put us in a hole, and we didn’t time in well. We haven’t been good on the big tracks all year, so this was a shot of confidence, and hopefully we can keep improving. I am having a blast racing with the Dietz family, and can’t thank them for the position they have put me in.”

Dewease would like to thank C.C. Dietz Builders, Conduit Connections, Hess Ornamental Iron, Pro Shocks by LD Shocks, Triple X, Wings Unlimited, Keizer Wheels, DMI Racing Components, Schoenfeld Headers, Hanks Performance Products, FK Rod Ends, Schaeffer Racing Oils, Astro Titanium, Tom Shockey Collision, Kirkey Racing Seats, Bell Helmets, WRT Web Designs, and WRT SpeedWerx

2014 BY THE NUMBERS : Starts-35, Wins-3, Top 5’s-10, Top 10’s-18.

ON TAP: Dewease and his Dietz Motorsports will be in action on Friday night back at Williams Grove, Saturday night at Port Royal, and on Sunday he will hit Path Valley.

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Madsen Picks Up Pair Of Second Place Finishes With World of Outlaws

PETERSEN MEDIA- Kerry Madsen is continuing to stay hot during the busiest stretch of his 2014 season, and over the last week, the St. Marys, NSW driver picked up two more second place finishes.

“This car is just a dream to drive, and I can’t thank my guys enough for the fantastic effort they put in to make me look good,” Madsen said.

Kicking his week off at the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup at the Lernerville Speedway on Tuesday night, Madsen got off to a very quick start as he timed in third fastest in qualifying time trials.

Flexing his muscle and charging from fourth to win his heat aboard his Keneric Racing/American Racing No. 29 machine, ‘The Mad Man’ would go on to finish in the fourth spot of the dash.

By way of his dash finish, Madsen lined up in the second row of the opening feature event, and ran third during much of the race.

Madsen chased after second running Paul McMahan, and pulled up next to him on a few occasions as he rode the cushion, but was unable to make a pass stick.

Staying committed to the cushion, Madsen was able to take the second spot following a restart with just five to go.

Madsen would close in on Schatz, and battle for the lead, but the red flag waived with just three to go, stopping the battle, and giving Schatz a single file restart following the open red.

Madsen would give it a valiant effort, but would end his night with a second place finish, marking his eighth consecutive top-three finish.

Lining up 17th in the second feature, Madsen and crew played it safe, as they would score a 16th place finish.

“It was a great effort at Lernerville,” Madsen said. “It was exciting, and we were thrilled with the second place finish.”

Heading to Abotstown, PA on Thursday night to take to the Lincoln Speedway, Madsen had a tough night, as it started out with him timing in 31st fastest.

Forced to take a provisional to get into the feature event, Madsen lined his EarthEX/Morrison Racing Engines/KCP entry up in the 13th row and slowly worked his way forward.

In very thick traffic much of the race, Madsen would salvage his night with a 17th place finish.

Friday and Saturday brought on the Summer Nationals at the Williams Grove Speedway, and Friday saw Madsen rebound nicely and time in sixth fastest.

Finishing third in his heat race, Madsen would finish seventh in the dash, putting him in the fourth row of the feature event.

With the green flag in the air, Madsen quickly worked his way into the top five, as he hooked up in an entertaining battle with Greg Hodnett and Cody Darrah.

With Darrah getting in front of him, Madsen would slip back to the sixth spot, as he kept Darrah in his sights, as he utilized the cushion on the speedway.

On the 15th lap, contact between Madsen and Darrah on the front stretch resulted in Madsen’s machine getting on it’s side and rotating back on all four wheels, but the damage ended Madsen’s night with a 25th place finish.

Saturday night back at the Williams Grove Speedway, Madsen timed in 12th fastest, before finishing in the third spot in heat race action.

With a rain storm coming through the area, and delaying the start of the feature event, the track was extremely fast and narrow when the 30 lap feature came to life, and passing was tough.

Madsen would get what he could and finish 10th in the Summer Nationals.

The busy week came to an end on Sunday night at the Lebanon Valley Speedway, and Madsen started it out on a strong note as he timed in fourth quickest.

A third place heat race effort, and a second place dash effort, saw Madsen start alongside Steve Kinser on the front row of the feature event, with Madsen jumping out to the early lead.

Following a lap five restart, Madsen would slip back to the second spot, as he chased after the new leader, David Gravel.

A lap 13 restart saw Madsen return the favor to Gravel to retake the lead, but the pass would be negated as the red flag waived, putting Madsen back in the second spot, for what would be a single file restart.

Chasing after Gravel for the final 12 laps, Madsen had an opening on the final lap, as Gravel got too high, but Madsen was not in the right spot, and would take the checkered in the second spot.

“It was a great effort to end our week,” Madsen said. “We were right there again, and I just hope the boys can keep giving me a great car over the next few weeks. I can’t thank everyone at American Racing and the Gavranich family for continuing to support us.”

2014 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-60, Wins-7, Top-5’s-29, Top 10’s-46

ON TAP: Madsen and his team will be in action in Fulton, NY on Wednesday before heading north of the border Saturday in Drummondville, QUE, and Sunday in Cornwall, ONT.

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Gravel Wins Close To Home

PETERSEN MEDIA- Sunday night at the Lebanon Valley Speedway, Watertown, CT driver, David Gravel picked up his fourth World of Outlaw win of the season, third since joining Roth Motorsports, as the series competed very close to Gravel’s hometown.

“We had a little bit of luck in the feature event after a poor restart, but we also had a really good car,” Gravel said. “It was a long weekend with the delay at Williams Grove, but my guys worked so hard, and it’s great to end it with a win.”

Timing his Roth Enterprises/HR Livestock Transportation/3H Cattle entry in fifth fastest, Gravel would go on to finish third in his heat race, safely putting him in the night’s dash.

A third place finish in the dash, put Gravel in the second row of the feature event aboard the 3H Cattle/Mobil1/FK Rod Ends No. 83 machine, and as the race went green, Gravel moved into the second spot, as he chased after Kerry Madsen.

On a lap five restart, Gravel was able to make a strong move on Madsen to take the lead, and he quickly began distancing himself from the field until the caution flew on the 13th lap.

The ensuing restart saw Gravel give up the lead and fall back to the third position, but the red flag waived as cars headed down the back stretch, negating the passes, and putting Gravel back in the lead, this time for a single file restart.

Gravel was strong on this restart, as he quickly jumped out to a sizeable lead when the green lights flashed.

Over the final 12 laps of the race, Gravel found himself in thick traffic, and though Madsen would close the gap on his lead, Gravel was able to pick up the very popular win.

“Madsen got us on that restart, and then the engine stumbled a bit and we fell to third, but thankfully we had luck on our side, and the red flew,” Gravel explained. “We had an awesome car and it’s great to win another Outlaw race.”

A very busy week started on Tuesday night at the Lernerville Speedway for the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup.

Timing in for twin feature night 13th fastest, before he went on to win his heat race, and earn a spot in the dash, to set the line up for the first feature.

By way of his eighth place finish in the dash, Gravel lined up in the fourth row for the first feature, and found himself in battles with Jason Sides and Lee Jacobs as he battled in side the top-10 during the opening feature.

When the checkered flag flew, Gravel crossed the stripe in the ninth spot, putting him in the ninth spot for the second feature.

Opting to use the second feature to try some things on their set up, Gravel and company didn’t quite have the results they were hoping for as he slipped back to a 16th place finish.

Thursday night saw the World of Outlaw series invade the Lincoln Speedway in Abbotstown, PA. Timing in sixth fastest, Gravel would transfer through his heat race, putting himself in the feature event, where he would eventually grid the field in the fifth row.

As the action picked up, Gravel jumped up into the eighth spot as he began chasing after Lucas Wolfe and Jim Segal, as the duo of PA regulars raced in front of him.

With the caution flying on the fifth lap, Gravel eventually moved into the seventh spot as the second place running, JJ Grasso, encountered a flat left rear tire, and when the racing resumed, so did Gravel’s battle with Segal and Wolfe.

Following a caution on the eighth lap, Gravel took advantage of the restart to work up into the fifth spot as he now chased after Joey Saldana and Jim Segal, but now felt pressure from Brian Montieth.

With Montieth getting him on the 10th lap, Gravel slipped back to the sixth spot, where he would ultimately go on to finish.

Friday and Saturday brought on the Summer Nationals at the Williams Grove Speedway, and Friday night started out with Gravel timing in 32nd fastest.

Following a sixth place finish in his heat, Gravel would finish 13th in the B, and elect to take a provisional to get into the feature event.

Lining up 25th on the ½ mile speedway, Gravel would finish in the 23rd spot.

Saturday night saw the Watertown, CT driver start is night off on a much stronger note as he timed in 15th fastest.

A second place finish put him directly in the feature event, though he lined up in the eighth row.

After a rain storm came through and delayed the start of the feature event, the track became very narrow, and passing on this night was at a premium.

Gravel’s end result would be a 17th place finish.

“It was an up and down week, but it was really nice to get the win to close out week out,” he added. “We picked up a couple of Top-10’s at Lincoln and Lernerville, and then the Grove was tough on us, but we bounced back well, and will keep looking to improve.”

The Roth Motorsports team would like to thank Roth Enterprises, HR Livestock Transportation, 3H Cattle, Mobil1, FK Rod Ends, Weld Wheels, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Kent Performance, Kaeding Performance, and Astro Titanium for their support in 2014.

2014 ROTH MOTORSPORTS BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-54, Wins-3, Top 5’s-13, Top 10’s-32.

ON TAP: Gravel and the Roth Motorsports team will be in action on Wednesday in Fulton, NY before heading to Drummondville, QUE on Saturday and Cornwall, ONT on Sunday night.

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Johnny Key Classic Qualifying Race Number Two on deck for the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo this Friday night at Ocean Speedway

By Gary Thomas

Watsonville, CA – July 21, 2014…One of the biggest events of the season so far for the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo will fire off this Friday night July 25, with the second Johnny Key Classic Qualifying Race taking place at the always exciting Ocean Speedway in Watsonville. It will also mark round number nine of 15 in the battle for the Taco Bravo championship at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds based quarter-mile.

Adding even more excitement to the 54th Johnny Key Classic this year is the fact it will be a Civil War 360 Sprint Car Series presented by Flowmaster vs. Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo event for the first time.

The Key Classic is utilizing the same format it has in past years; however, there are two Qualifying Nights held at Ocean Speedway with the Ocean Sprints, as well as two Qualifying Nights held outside of the track with Civil War. The two Qualifying Shows at Ocean Speedway will be this Friday July 25 & then Friday August 15. The first Qualifying Night was held on July 5 at Petaluma Speedway & the other event outside of Ocean Speedway occurs with Civil War on August 9 during the annual Mark Forni Classic at Placerville Speedway.

The A-main winners during each of those four events will be locked into the 54th Johnny Key Classic on Saturday August 23. This year the highest point earner not locked into the race in both the Civil War Series presented by Flowmaster and the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo will also be locked into the Dash, which pits all of the locked-in drivers against each other to set the first three rows of the 50-lap main event.

Princeton’s Mason Moore picked up the Civil War Series victory on July 5 in Petaluma and by doing so, became the first driver to lock his way into the Johnny Key Classic.

A stout field of Winged 360 Sprint Cars is expected to invade the Ocean Speedway this Friday and they’ll all be chasing current Ocean Sprints point leader Shane Golobic, who scored his first Taco Bravo win of the season last Friday. The Fremont, CA driver started in the third row last week and held off a relentless Bud Kaeding late in the race to earn his first victory at the track in over a year. Golobic will look to duplicate that performance this Friday night aboard the Keith Day Trucking No. 22 mount.

Defending Ocean Sprints champ Brad Furr goes into the weekend ranking second in the standings, 52-markers behind Golobic. The driver of the Price Rite Restaurant Equipment No. 2 Sprinter set his fourth Ray Scheidts Electric Fast Time of the season last Friday and finished fifth in the main event. Furr will be gunning for his third Taco Bravo Sprints win of the season Friday to try and lock into the 54th running of the Johnny Key Classic.

Mr. Consistency Carson Macedo comes into Friday’s Key Qualifier sitting third in the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo standings and is just 17-digits back of Furr for second. The 18-year-old from Lemoore finished third last week at Ocean Speedway, which marked his seventh top-five finish in the eight Ocean Sprints events held this season. Macedo will bring the WFO Apparel No. 21x machine into the track Friday looking for his first career win.

Watsonville’s Justin Sanders maintains the fourth spot in the Ocean Sprints standings and is coming off one of his best runs of the season at Ocean Speedway last Friday, having carved his way from 11th to fourth in the 30-lapper. The always hard charging wheel-man of the North County Plastering No. 17 will be another driver looking to bring home his first Taco Bravo victory of the year on Friday evening.

Looking for redemption this week after a tough ending last Friday will certainly be Hanford’s Mitchell Faccinto, who rounds out the top-five in the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo points. The 22-year-old is only 15-markers behind Sanders for the fourth spot in the standings, as he continues his first full-time campaign in the Western Metal No. 37. Faccinto last week led the first 14-laps in the feature, but would spin around while racing with Shane Golobic for the lead in lapped traffic.

Completing the top-10 in the Taco Bravo standings going into Friday’s round number nine for the Ocean Sprints are Fresno’s Koen Shaw, Salinas’ Jason Chisum, Salinas’ Jeremy Chisum, Gilroy’s Kurt Nelson and Laton’s Heath Duinkerken.

Two-time Johnny Key Classic champion Tommy Tarlton of Easton is expected to be back in action with the Ocean Sprints on Friday. The two-time Taco Bravo titlist will be gunning for his first win of the year at the track to try and lock into the 54th Key Classic. Tarlton’s last start at Ocean Speedway saw him charge from 19th to third with the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series aboard the always potent Elite Landscape Construction No. 21 machine.

Howard Kaeding Classic winner Bud Kaeding of Campbell will bring the Williams Motorsports No. 0 Sprinter into Friday coming off a runner up last week with the Ocean Sprints. The three-time USAC Silver Crown champ captured the Johnny Key Classic in his rookie year way back in 1996 and will be gunning to earn a locked-in spot come Friday. Chico’s Jonathan Allard is also a possibility for Friday night in the Tri-C Manufacturing No. 3c mount. The three-time KWS titlist claimed an Ocean Sprints win on May 30 and also scored a King of the West victory at Ocean Speedway on June 20.

More drivers expected for Friday’s Johnny Key Classic Qualifying Race will include Hanford’s DJ Netto & Collin Markle, Corralitos’ Jerry Bonnema, Fremont’s Dustin Golobic, Tulare’s Dylan Black, Fresno’s Anthony Simone & Kyler Shaw, San Jose’s Nick Ringo Jr., San Francisco’s Nick Rescino Jr., Hollister’s Tomas Bray Scully and others.

The front gate at the Ocean Speedway will open at 4:30pm this Friday night July 25 with hot laps at 5:15pm, qualifying around 6pm and racing to follow. All seating will be general admission with adult tickets costing $17, seniors 65 & older $16, children 6-12 $13 and kids five and under free. A family pack featuring two adults and two kids is available for $55.

The Ocean Speedway is located on the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds in Watsonville, California with the physical address being 2601 East Lake Ave, Watsonville, CA 95076.

Ocean Speedway & the Ocean Sprints would like to thank Taco Bravo, High Five Pizza, Nobel Construction, Ray Scheidt’s Electric, Beer Optics, B Scadden Designs, Hoosier Tires West and Kaeding Performance for their support.

For more information on the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo log onto http://www.oceansprints.com and for more on the Ocean Speedway check out http://www.oceanspeedway.com

Upcoming Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo events at Ocean Speedway

Friday July 25 (Johnny Key Qualifying Race Number Two)

Friday August 8

Friday August 15 (Johnny Key Qualifying Race Number Four)

Saturday August 23 (54th Johnny Key Classic Ocean Sprints vs Civil War)

 

 

Shark Racing's Schuchart Finishes Ninth Sunday

In WoO Action at Lebanon Valley Speedway

WEST LEBANON, N.Y., July 21 — After disappointing outings at his home tracks of Lincoln Speedway and Williams Grove Speedway Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Logan Schuchart got back into the top 10 Sunday night when he placed ninth in the 25-lap World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series feature at Lebanon Valley Speedway.

Driving the Shark Racing #1s sponsored in part by Your Auto Source NAPA Autocare Center, Pell's Tire Service and Marty Thompson, the Hanover, Pa.-based grandson of National Sprint Car Hall of Famer Bobby Allen got by Justin Barger with an inside move working lap 21 on the half-mile dirt oval to secure ninth place in the A-main.

Schuchart started tenth in the 20-car field but dropped to 11th initially when Paul McMahan passed him working lap one. He moved into the top 10 with five laps down when the driver who had been second, Steve Kinser, slowed on the backstretch with ignition problems. He got one more spot before another lap was even in the books when the seventh-place driver, Cody Darrah, stopped with a flat right-rear tire while Kinser was still making repairs in the work area.

Schuchart didn't have a good restart and quickly found himself back in 12th place. With 13 laps down there was a yellow for Jessica Zemken, who slowed on the frontstretch, and then a red for Kinser, who flipped on the frontstretch on the first attempt of that restart. Kinser was behind Schuchart at the time but Zemken was right in front of him, so he was 11th when the action resumed.

He took tenth with an inside move by Kraig Kinser working lap 15, and then got by Barger for his ninth top-10 finish of the year in WoO action.

Another Shark Racing entry, the Pell's Tire Service #1a driven by Jacob Allen, also of Hanover, Pa., placed 14th in the A-main after starting 17th. His best battle occurred with John Smith, whom he passed on the very last lap.

David Gravel passed Kerry Madsen on lap six to win the feature over Madsen, Donny Schatz, Daryn Pittman and Brad Sweet.

Allen finished sixth in his heat. Schuchart did not start his heat due to mechanical difficulties. Earlier in the evening Schuchart recorded the seventh-fastest time in time trials, while Allen was 17th.

In addition to Your Auto Source NAPA Autocare Center, Pell's Tire Service and Marty Thompson, the team is sponsored by Don Ott Racing Engines, Rich Fogle Custom Pole Buildings, Newman's Towing & Recovery, CnB Mushroom Farms, Brenneman Painting, Speedway 94, Dirt: The Game, Silpada Jewelry, Lebo Skin Care, DMI, Penske Shocks, ButlerBuilt Seats, Tony Stewart Racing, SR Lubricant Solutions and Mycroleum.

Both Shark Racing drivers are rookies in the series. Schuchart is currently 13th and Allen is 14th in the national standings.

The next event is this Wednesday at Fulton Speedway in Fulton, N.Y., which hasn't hosted a WoO sprint car race since 2010. Three races in Canada round out the busy month.

The entire schedule can be found on woosprint.com. Free audio coverage of all WoO races is available on Dirtvision.com.

The team, Schuchart and Allen have Facebook pages and Twitter accounts, and Schuchart has a Web site at Shark1s.com. Team apparel may be purchased through the latter Web site.

 

 

 

Bright Barrel Rolls While Leading ARDC Midgets Main Event at Grandview

Inside Line Promotions - BECHTELSVILLE, Pa. (July 20, 2014) - Alex Bright has a busy week ahead of him after he suffered his hardest hit of the year while leading the ARDC Midgets feature Sunday at Grandview Speedway.

While Bright wasn't injured, his midget sustained severe damage during the vicious crash near the midpoint of the main event.

"I probably barrel rolled four or five times," he said. "It's definitely a bad way to end the week. I didn't really get to look at everything, but there's a lot of damage. It was a pretty hard hit. We're going to have to pull everything apart and make sure the frame isn't bent."

Bright had been the car to beat throughout the night. After charging from sixth to second place during his heat race, Bright pulled the No. 2 during the feature redraw to line up on the outside of the front row for the 25-lap main event.

He took the top spot on the opening lap and began to build a sizeable advantage early.

"The car was an absolute rocket," he said. "I think I had at least a straightaway on the second-place car with about five lapped cars in between."

Bright was maneuvering through traffic on Lap 11 when a collision with a driver going a lap down sent him on a wild ride.

"From my point of view, I went in on the bottom of the track and I held the bottom," he said. "Watching the two lapped cars in front of me, they both went into the corner on the top. The next thing you know I see him right next to me and he hit my right rear tire with his car, like he drove into me from the top side of the track. That spun my car sideways. It caught and I went flipping."

Bright's week had gotten off to a great start, beginning last Wednesday when he raced the Hyper Chassis house car for Mike Dicely during the wingless micro sprint event at Action Track USA in Kutztown, Pa.

After finishing where he started - second - in his heat race, Bright lined up on the outside of the sixth row for the main event.

"I got up to sixth or seventh fairly quick," he said. "One of the cars I was racing with just about stalled the car going into a turn. I checked up thinking he was going to stop or spin out. I slowed down so much it about stalled the car and I fell back to 12th or 13th."

Bright lost a half-dozen positions during that incident near the midpoint of the main event before he rallied for his 21st top five of the season.

"From there I just worked my way back up to fourth," he said. "It wasn't a bad run for our first time out in that wingless car and for where I had to start."

Bright is scheduled to compete this Friday at Big Diamond Speedway in Pottsville, Pa., with the ARDC Midgets.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 16 - Action Track USA in Kutztown, Pa. - Heat race: 2 (2); Feature: 4 (12).

July 20 - Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pa. - Heat race: 2 (6); Feature: 20 (2).

SEASON STATS -

42 races, 6 wins, 21 top fives, 30 top 10s, 31 top 15s, 37 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Big Diamond Speedway in Pottsville, Pa., with the ARDC Midgets

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AlexBright77

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlexBrightRacing

APPAREL -

Bright has new t-shirts available for sale at his race trailer during every race he competes in this season.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - PXP Racewear

PXP Racewear produces high-performance racing underwear made from 50 percent Kermel and 50 percent Lenzing Blend. For more information, visit http://www.PXPracewear.com.

"They have racing fire-retardant underwear, like headsocks, pants, shirts and gloves," Bright said. "It is the most comfortable racewear that you will ever wear."

Bright would also like to thank Bell Racing Helmets, Bob Hilbert Sportswear, Lightcap Electric, RGR Racing, SPAR Racing Engines, Hyper Chassis, Carlton D. Geesman Contracting, Presidential HVAC, Elite Chassis, Benic Shocks, Fontana Automotive, Diamond Disposal LLC, How Charming LLC and DJ Website Design for their continued support.

 

 

Bruce Jr. Bounces Back from DNF at Black Hills With Top 10 at Jackson

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (July 20, 2014) - After an issue derailed a top five on Friday, Tony Bruce Jr. capped his weekend by earning a seventh-place result at Jackson Speedway on Saturday.

The up-and-down weekend began on Friday with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour at Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, S.D., where Bruce Jr. powered from fourth place into the lead on the opening lap of his heat race.

"We had a good start and that was a key to it," he said. "When we came out of turn two I was in the lead. We were able to capitalize on the heat race win, but unfortunately we redrew eight."

His result in the heat race sent Bruce Jr. into the feature redraw as the high-points driver. However, he pulled the highest number to start the main event on the outside of the fourth row.

"The race track was one lane right around the bottom," he said. "Then we had a right front hub bearing lock up and another DNF. I tried to go in the corner and it went straight right."

Bruce Jr. was running fifth with a handful of laps remaining when his right front locked up. He was unable to finish the race and was credited with a 15 th-place result.

The One 8 Motorsports team decided to head to Jackson Speedway on Saturday for a JSTS event.

"In the heat race we weren't that good," he said. "I had a bad start and wasn't able to get going."

Bruce Jr. finished where he started - fifth - in his heat race, which lined him up 13th for the main event following a couple of disqualifications to other drivers.

"We had a pretty good car," he said. "The race track ended up taking a little bit of rubber. It made it hard to pass. We made the best of it."

Bruce Jr. ended with a seventh-place finish, which was his 21st top 10 of the season.

He will return to action this Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa. It will mark his first time to the famed half-mile oval this season and his lone chance to compete prior to the 360 Knoxville Nationals July 31-Aug. 2.

"We know what we're going with," he said. "We have a motor and things on the car we want to do. We have a really good plan. We're pretty much going out there the exact way we are going to 360 Nationals with. It's a nice test to figure out if that's where we want to be."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 18 - Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, S.D. - Heat race: 1 (4); Feature: 15 (8).

July 19 - Jackson Speedway in Jackson, Minn. - Heat race: 5 (5); Feature: 7 (13).

SEASON STATS -

36 races, 3 wins, 8 top fives, 21 top 10s, 24 top 15s, 34 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

LIVE COVERAGE -

To keep up to speed with Bruce Jr. at every Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event, visit http://www.RacinBoys.com for free, live audio. Additionally, RacinBoys will provide live Pay-Per-View video at select races.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TonyBruceJr.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TonyBruceJr

VIDEO -

Click on the link for a video by Thriller Productions that highlights Bruce Jr.'s Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour triumph at Devil's Bowl Speedway on March 21: http://vimeo.com/89899519

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - The Oil Medics

Located in Fort Worth, Texas, The Oil Medics services diesel trucks and distributes racing oil for sprint car engines and rear ends. For more information, visit http://www.TheOilMedics.com.

"Bill and the entire Jewell family have been more than just a great sponsor, but also great friends," Bruce Jr. said. "They specialize in truck maintenance and fuel economy, which has saved us hundreds of dollars the past couple of years in diesel fuel."

Bruce Jr. would also like to thank Lubbock Wrecker Service, Wheeler Metals, Briley Trucking, Hinchman Racewear, Eagle Motorsports, Smiley's Racing Products, SWE, Maxwell Industries, Moss Racing Engines, FK Rod Ends, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Factory Kahne Shocks, DriverWebsites.com, RacinBoys.com, Wilwood, Schoenfeld Headers, Hoosier Racing Tires, HRP, Kaeding Performance, Schaeffer Oil, Fuel Safe, Bell Helmets, Four Seasons Radiator, Southern Trailer Works, KSE, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Weld Wheels, ISC Racers Tape and Pressure Tek for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

Inside Line Promotions specializes in affordable public relations and media management for motor sports drivers, teams, sponsors, tracks, series, events, organizations and manufacturers. ILP Founder Shawn Miller leverages professional journalism with new media technologies and social networking to improve your exposure and the return on investment for your sponsors.

To meet the media relations needs of your program and to join Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or InsideLinePromotions@gmail.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

 

 

Starks Seeking First Win During Bob's Burgers & Brew Summer Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - PUYALLUP, Wash. (July 20, 2014) - Trey Starks has been in contention for a victory during the Bob's Burgers & Brew Summer Nationals in each of the past three years.

However, Starks is searching for his first victory during the $10,000-to-win event at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash.

"We always seem to do well at 360 Nationals," he said. "I'm looking forward to it. It's a fun place to run with a 360. It's really competitive."

This year's two-day show starts with preliminary action this Friday before the finale on Saturday.

"You need to get good points on the first night," he said. "Skagit is a really tough place to race from the back. If you're not up front it's really hard to get through because the racing is so tight and visibility is low sometimes. You can get yourself in a lot of trouble in a hurry."

Starks earned his best result during preliminary competition in 2012 when he led part of the race before finishing second. He ended sixth in the finale the following night, which was one spot lower than his career-best result in the Bob's Burgers & Brew finale in 2011.

Last season was another close one with Starks placing fourth in the preliminary night before mechanical issues ended his finale early while he was running fifth.

"I want to win," he said. "We've had too many top fives. It'd be a great race to win. I'm looking for my first win of the season. I think 360 Nationals would be as good of a win as any."

Starks has a pair of top-six finishes in four races at Skagit Speedway this season.

SEASON STATS -

38 races, 0 wins, 6 top fives, 14 top 10s, 23 top 15s, 26 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., for the Bob's Burgers & Brew Summer Nationals

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Starks55Trey

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TreyStarksRacing?fref=ts

APPAREL -

Starks has t-shirts and hoodies for sale at any race he attends as well as on http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - SpeedMart

Established in 2004, SpeedMart has developed into a leading supplier of sprint car and racing products in the Northwest. For more information, visit http://www.SpeedMartInc.com.

"SpeedMart really benefits us because they are right next to our home," Starks said. "Even though we are traveling a lot, I know SpeedMart will always have anything we need."

Starks would also like to thank Southstar Equipment, Starks Timber Processing, Blue Dot Fabrications, King Racing Products, Masco Petroleum, RCC Powder Coating and Emory Transmission for their continued support.

 

 

Marysville Raceway Park

By Bob Burbach

$1500 to win Winged Sprint Car show 8th Rich Dozier Classic Sat

Marysville- Next Saturday night the 8th Annual Performance Auto Supply “Rich Dozier Classic” will be run at Paul and Kathy Hawes’ Marysville Raceway Park. This year it is a signature event on the MRP Winged Sprint Car schedule. The feature event will pay $1500 in cash to win in that class. Rich Dozier’s Performance Auto Supply will celebrate 46 years of support of Marysville Raceway Park. The Contingency Connection Bonus program will offer some $1100 in additional bonuses to the winner. This annual celebration will also include a full program of MRP Super Stocks, Hobby Stocks, Mini Stocks and Pro 4 Sprints,

The Performance Auto Supply team out of Marysville with veteran drivers Cort and Brandon Dozier will have an outstanding opportunity at bringing home the big money in the race named after the patriarch of the Dozier family. Brandon Dozier has been bad-fast this year and won just two weeks ago. While his luck has been so-so, he will be a major factor on Saturday.

Word has it that three time champion, Kelseyville’s Brent Dothage, will be back in the saddle for the Rich Dozier Classic as will be MRP’s own “Five-Time” Korey Lovell. Lovell has been rocket fast lately and will brush off a big crash he endured last week. Lovell is just itching for a shot at victory in this $1500 to win race.

Veteran racer Peter Paulson from Woodland, currently second in the points, will have a perfect opportunity to get a win in the Rich Dozier Classic as will rookie star Jeremy Hawes of Marysville.

Point leader John Michael Bunch of Paradise will be looking for a quick turn-around after last Saturday’s lackluster performance. The championship point standings at the top in the winged car class is beginning to compress. It’s getting good up front.

The 2012 Rich Dozier Classic winner Heath Hall out of Oroville has been dealing with health issues, but hopes to be back on Saturday. Three-time champion Colby Wiesz and last year’s Dozier Classic winner Colby Wiesz is expected. The “Colfax Comet” also won the very first Performance Auto Supply Rich Dozier Classic.

With the increased purse Saturday it is expected that out of town stars from other areas of California, Oregon and Washington will head to MRP for one of MRP’s signature events. It will be a wild 100 MPH, $1500 to win war.

The Doziers and Rich in particular, have supplied parts and equipment to thousands of racers and owners over the years. Nicknamed “Pops”, Richard Dozier is a racer, pure and simple. So, it’s only fitting that we should all gather at the venerable raceway in its 46th year and once again and turn some laps in anger in honor of Richard Dozier and his Performance Auto Supply. Performance Auto Supply will also field cars for "Iron Man" Cort Dozier and Rick Dozier in the Super Stock class. Young Kevin Dozier will be entered in the MRP Mini Stock division.

The MRP Super Stock, Mini Stock and Hobby Stock classes also have also have tight point races to offer Saturday. Yuba City’s Kyle Davey grabbed the point lead in the Mini Stock class with his victory last week. Yuba City’s Jerry Bartlett will try to defend his single point lead over Corey Hall in the Super Stock clash. Eddie Hammett and Jeremy Hammons will continue their battle for supremacy in the Hobby Stocks and point leader Misty Castleberry will try to start a new win streak in the Pro 4 division.

Performance Auto Supply will also field cars for "Iron Man" Cort Dozier and Rick Dozier in the Super Stock class. Young Kevin Dozier will be entered in the MRP Mini Stock division.

The pit gate opens at 3PM. Grandstands open at 5PM. Hot Laps are at 5:45 with qualifying scheduled for 6:15. Racing begins after qualifying.

GPS: Marysville Raceway Park is located at 1468 Simpson Lane in Marysville California. www.marysvilleracewaypark.com is the website. Additional information is available at our Facebook page.

 

 

SALDANA RACKS UP 19TH QUICK TIME AND FINISHES SIXTH

AT LEBANON VALLEY

WEST LEBANON, N.Y. (July 20, 2014)--Despite an early Sunday morning finish at Williams Grove because of a mid-race rain storm, the World of Outlaws teams soldiered on to tonight’s race at Lebanon Valley Speedway.

The Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop 71M team, fueled by only three hours of sleep, did what the Outlaw fraternity does. Pack up and move on to the next location. This was a particularly difficult siege with five races in six days.

In the past three nights of racing in Pennsylvania, Saldana and the Motter team had the best overall average of 4.3 when stacking up the finishing positions of all Outlaws and Posse competitors. They were hoping to keep the mojo alive in New York.

Saldana continued to excel in qualifying, racking up his 19th quick time of the season,

blistering the high-banked half-mile in 16.260 seconds.

Slated to start the first heat in the fourth position, Saldana was moved to the outside pole next to Donny Schatz when Logan Schuchart, who was supposed to start second, pulled to the infield before the green flag. When racing began, Schatz took the lead followed by Saldana. They came across the finish line in the same order, both earning spots in the dash as well as the feature.

The inversion pill draw placed Saldana sixth in the starting order for the dash.

“It is definitely a good start to the night when you can have fast time,” said Saldana,

“and as long as you are decent in the heat you get to start the dash which gives you another chance to get on the race track, hopefully get a better race car and have a shot at winning the feature.

“We have a good engine program with Rick Long of Speedway Engines and it shows how much power they’ve got, but that’s the tricky part. Now you have to try to get it down to the race track when it’s slick.”

Dash polesitter Steve Kinser led the field wire to wire to win the pole for the A Main.

Saldana and Schatz, racing for fifth place, arguably had the best battle in the six-lap race. Saldana claimed the fifth position to start next to sixth place finisher Schatz in the A Main.

Saldana, who won here in 2003, was one of only three drivers in the field tonight that had scored previous victories at Lebanon Valley.

When the field was unleashed for the 25-lap feature, Kerry Madsen jumped to the lead followed by Steve Kinser and David Gravel. Saldana was sixth. Steve Kinser brought out the yellow on lap five when he slowed on the race track. Saldana restarted fifth. Gravel got the best jump to lead the pack when racing resumed. Pittman passed Saldana for fifth, Saldana now sixth. A yellow slowed competition briefly on lap 13 but when the green flag came out, Steve Kinser brought out the red when he flipped. Kinser was okay and rejoined the field after making repairs.

On the single file restart it was Gravel with the lead once again, Madsen second, followed by Schatz and then Pittman, who had maneuvered around teammate Sweet, with Saldana sixth. Despite nearly tagging the wall after the white flag, Gravel, a native New Englander, won the event. Madsen was second, Schatz was third and Saldana finished sixth.

Next on the schedule is a Wednesday, July 23 show at Fulton Speedway in New York before the Outlaws head north across the Canadian border.

 

 

Einstein Construction Group to Bolster Patriot Sprint Tour Event at Yates County

Rich Vleck, ROCHESTER, NY, (July 20, 2014)- The longest-running Patriot Sprint Tour event on the schedule is gaining strength in anticipation, but it also is also becoming more lucrative for the teams involved.

Einstein Construction Group has stepped up to make the August 8th event at the Yates County Speedway a $2,000-to-win event. The 4/10-mile that was known at Black Rock Speedway up until this season, has hosted the Patriots on the second weekend in August each year since 2004 has hosted more Patriot Sprint Tour events (36) than any other location.

The addition of Einstein Construction Group to the Yates County event is just the start of what promises to be a close-working relationship moving forward.

Einstein Construction Group is headquartered in Denton, TX, but is largely based in Central New York. They offer general contracting of all project levels, with the ability to service any job from the simple business needs to the more complex such as airport concessions and commercial locations.

“Simply put we just like racing,” said Paul Colagiovanni of Einstein Construction Group. “My son is currently running a microsprint and will soon be moving up in to a 360 and so we are happy to support many different forms of dirt racing.”

Einstein Construction Group is displayed prominently on the sideboards of some top local competitors including Tommy Wickham’s No. 75 and Shawn Donath’s No. 53, each of whom may be in the mix for the top prize that is now offered at Yates County.

Yates County Speedway is under their first year of direction from Dan Harpell, which has been met with great review. For more information, visit www.PatriotSprintTour.com.

 

 

 

SUMMER NATIONALS CONCLUDES SUNDAY MORNING AFTER LENGTHY

RAIN DELAY; SALDANA SIXTH IN A MAIN

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (July 19, 2014) – The World of Outlaws and Pennsylvania Posse drivers gathered at Williams Grove for the final night of Summer Nationals competition. After a long rain delay with the A Main finishing in the early morning hours, the winner received $20,000 as a part of the Outlaws ‘Month of Money’.

In preliminary action and the race against the clock, Joey Saldana hustled the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop 71M around the paper clip-shaped half mile in 16.769 seconds, securing the No.2 qualifying position.

As threatening weather began to move in, Outlaws officials fast tracked the action in order to try to complete the Summer Nationals program.

As Saldana rolled off fourth in the second heat, the rain began to beat down on the track making it greasy. Outside polesitter Alan Krimes took the lead when the green came out followed by Gerard McIntyre, Stevie Smith and Saldana. Stevie Smith was able to move past McIntyre for second. At the end of eight laps it was Krimes with the heat win and Saldana fourth, solidifying a position in the dash as well as the A Main.

The inversion pill draw netted a six, placing Saldana in the fifth starting position for the dash. Outside pole sitter Lance Dewease assumed the lead when the green flag waved and led the six laps. Saldana finished eighth, his starting position for the A Main.

After the dash, the rain began to fall harder and Outlaws officials called a red flag to wait to see if the rain would subside. After a two hour and 28 minute rain delay and a lot of track preparation, the Last Chance Showdown competitors got back on the track for hot laps. As the Last Chance Showdown was ready to push off, it began to sprinkle again but the event was shortened to 10 laps and completed.

It was 12:50 a.m. ET when the cars began to fire engines for the A Main. Despite the late hour a packed grandstand cheered and sent 24 cars on their way. An all Posse front row brought the field down for the green. Lucas Wolfe surged to the lead followed by Lance Dewease. Saldana was running sixth when the red flag stopped competition on lap two when Dave Blaney executed a number of flips through turns three and four.

Blaney was okay.

The restart saw a continuation of the battle between leader Wolfe and second place Dewease. Another yellow on lap six and Saldana restarted seventh. There were changes at the front of the field as Lance Dewease took the lead on lap nine with Schatz challenging from the second position. With 18 laps complete, Kraig Kinser’s engine expired, spraying oil around a good portion of the track causing Schatz to spin.

Schatz was able to keep his engine fired, but a red flag was called so that track crews could clean up the oil. Saldana restarted seventh. Dewease continued to lead and Schatz continued to hunt for a way to get past and take the lead to no avail. At 1:30 a.m. ET, Dewease took the checkered flag to win the race. Schatz was second and Lucas Wolfe rounded out the podium. Saldana finished sixth.

The Posse swept both nights of the Summer Nationals.

“We want to thank everyone who worked diligently to get the track prepared so we could get this race completed,” said team owner Dan Motter. “And we want to give a big tip of the helmet to the fans for sticking with us.”

The teams packed up to make the five-hour drive to West Lebanon, New York for Sunday’s event.

 

 

ATOMIC SPEEDWAY READIES FOR ATOMIC BLAST

TWO BIG DAYS NEXT ON THE SCHEDULE

Circus Coming to the High Banks !

By Scott Wolfe

CHILLICOTHE, OHIO-With the demise of the NDRL (National Dirt Racing League), the Atomic Speedway near Chillicothe, Ohio will continue with a planned two-day show with no national sanction this coming weekend Friday, July 25 and Saturday, July 26. As is always the case at Atomic Speedway great racing will take place on the high banks of Ohio's Fastest 3/8 mile dirt oval, plus a spectacular Fireworks display will highlight Saturday's entertainment. This is an event the kids and young at heart won't want to miss!

Despite not running under the NDRL banner, the prize money Owner Brad McCown is putting up once again is expected to lure some of the great names in racing. Many drivers on hand for Wednesday's UMP National race expressed an interest in a return visit this weekend, along with other teams that already had the Atomic Blast weekend on their schedules.

Friday, the 410 Outlaw Sprint cars will be the headlining event paying $3,000 to win with Advanced Services AMRA Modifieds at $750 to win, Street Stocks, and Sports Mods. The one night admission stands at $15 adults, $13 Sr. Citizens and 12-under free. Pit passes are $30.

Saturday, the powerful Late Models return for a $5,000 to win show, the AMRA modifieds run for $1,000 to win, along with Street Stocks, Sport Mods, and an enduro. Admission for Saturday's race and the world-renown fireworks display from Legendary Entertainment will be $20, $18 Sr's., 12-under Free, and Pit Passes $35.

Friday July 25th

Pine Tree Towing and Recovery 410 Sprint Cars $3000 to win

Advanced Services Modifieds $750 to Win

Racers Edge Supplements Street Stocks $400 to win

C& M Racing Eq. Sport Mods $400 to win

Gen Admission $15

Sr. Citizens $13

Under 12 Gen Admission Free

Pit Pass $30

Under 12 Pit Pass $15

Saturday July 26th

Gullion Enterprises Late Models $5000 to win

Advanced Services Modifieds $1000 to win

Racers Edge Supplements Street Stocks $400 to win

C & M Racing Eq. Sport Mods $400 to win

Dreadland Haunted Woods Enduro $500 to win

Gen Admission $20

Sr. Gen Admission $18

Under 12 Free

Pit Pass $35

Under 12 Pit Pass $20

All arm bands, pre-sell tickets and reserved seats that have not been turned in or used previously as purchased for the NDRL Atomic Blast Weekend will still be honored for this event, July 25 and July 26.

Late Models will still run a dash as originally planned for the weekend thanks to Tim Hattle Trucking, while Fast Time is presented by Bobst Auto Parts of Beaver, Ohio, and the Hard Charger award is presented by Dirt on Dirt, the place on the web for all your dirt track news-- http://www.dirtondirt.com/; All Late Models, all of the time!

Other event sponsors are Vallery Chevrolet, Ricer Equipment, WKKJ, Tim’s Tires and Accessories, Accord’s Pizza and Subs, Roosters, Bobst Auto Parts, and Ritchie’s Foods.

McCown hopes to nurture the Atomic Blast to the status of the independently run "Freedom 40" for sprint cars, coming up August 23. After the Atomic Blast weekend, the schedule reveals one of the best bargains in racing where two-headlining shows return-410 Sprints and AMRA Super Late Models on August 2. Also on the card this night are AMRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, and Sport Mods.

THE CIRCUS IS COMING TO ATOMIC SPEEDWAY ON MONDAY JULY 21st! Ticket prices at the Gate are $16 for Adults and $10 for kids. Shows will be at 4:30 and 7:30.

For more information please call 740-703-9749 or 740-663-4141 or visit the Atomic Speedway website at <<< www.atomicspeedway.net >>> Atomic is located 12 miles South of Chillicothe, Ohio off SR 23, two miles out Blain Highway between Chillicothe, Ohio and Waverly, Ohio at Alma.

Coming Events

July 21- Circus !

July 25- ATOMIC BLAST $3,000 TO WIN Sprints plus AMRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, Sport Mods

July 26- ATOMIC BLAST $5,000 TO WIN LATE MODELS plus $1,000 to win AMRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, Sport Mods, Enduro

August 2- OVSCA Sprints, AMRA Late Models, AMRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, Sport Mods

August 23- FREEDOM 40 SPRINTS $3,000 TO WIN, AMRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, Sport Mods

September 6- OVSCA Sprints, AMRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, Sport Mods

September 13- DARF NIGHT- Sprints, AMRA Late Models, AMRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, Sport Mods

 

 

RAIN MUDDLES NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY RACE PLANS

Orrville Ohio

Saturday, July 19, 2014

By Mike Swanger

Rain that started shortly after midnight Saturday morning and hung around with pesky showers into the early afternoon and with the forecast for more rain into the late afternoon, early Saturday evening hours, NAPA Wayne County Speedway cancelled the racing for the evening. It was the second time this season that the Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association (OVSCA) has been rained out at the speedway. A make up date is being discussed for the series to return yet this year.

Next Saturday, July 26th will see the BOSS (Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series) Wingless Sprints return for the second time this season. Andre Layfield started 16th and made the winning pass coming out of turn four with the checkered flag waving for the BOSS win back on May 10th. Along with a regular points race for the Lias Tire Late Models, the Thrifty Muffler Super Stocks, the WQKT Mini Stocks and the NAPA Mini Wedges, the Vintage American Racing Cars (VARC) will be on hand to perform and fans can get a good close look at some historic old race cars.

For more information about the track and upcoming races and the point standings for all class’, go to www.waynecountyspeedway.com

 

 

Rain Foils Mercer Raceway Park; Doubleheader Weekend Next

Mercer, PA (July 19, 2014): Steady rains overnight and continuing into raceday inundated the track and grounds at Mercer Raceway Park forcing a cancellation of the Racing for a Cure Night. The event benefiting the American Cancer Society will be made up at a later date.

Next week, the speedway will host a pair of racing programs. July 26 will feature a Saturday Night Live! event. Sunday, July 27, will be the make-up date for Smackdown!, round two of the contest between the Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds and the BRP Modified Tour.

The 410 Sprint Cars presented by Luxaire Heating & Cooling and McCrudden Heating & Supply will top the card on July 26. Unfortunately, current points leader Jack Sodeman, Jr., will miss the action, as he is recovering from a broken leg suffered while racing at another area speedway. The staff and management at Mercer Raceway Park wishes him a speedy recovery.

Lonny Riggs will lead the Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds into the ring twice next week. Saturday, he will square off against the rest of the clan, but Sunday will bring the BRP Modified Tour back for an exciting 35 lap feature that will pay $1500 to the winner! Come out and see if Riggs, or one of the other track faithful, can defend the turf again.

The Precise Racing Products Stock Cars will also see action twice next week. Saturday's race will be conducted under normal track rules and procedures. Sunday's program will be held under the Open Stock rules, as that will be the debut of the Penn Ohio Pro Stock Championship Series at the speedway.

The Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors and the Rock Concrete Modified Lites will be the other two classes doing double duty next weekend. The Mini Stocks will go to the post just once, on Saturday, for Eperthener's Auto Wrecking and Ray's Racing Collectibles.

Regular event ticket pricing will apply for the Saturday Night Live! program. Sunday's Modified showdown will have special event pricing in effect. Gates will open both nights at 4 p.m., practice will be at 6:30, and racing at 7.

Remember that you can get alerts regarding any postponement of racing action at Mercer Raceway Park through Rainedout.com. You can sign up for this free service by clicking on the icon at the track's website and following the simple steps.

About Mercer Raceway Park: Mercer Raceway Park is a 3/8-mile dirt track located minutes from both Interstate 79 and 80 just off Route 19 on Fairground Road in Mercer, Pa. Dirt track racing and quality family entertainment are presented weekly from late March through late September. For more information, check out www.mercerracewaypark.com, www.twitter.com/mercerraceway, or www.facebook.com/mercerracewaypark.

 

 

PODIUM FINISH FOR SALDANA ON FIRST NIGHT OF SUMMER NATIONALS

COMPETITION AT WILLIAMS GROVE

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (July 18, 2014) – Tonight was the first in a two-night Summer Nationals stand pitting the World of Outlaws against the Pennsylvania Posse at the famed Williams Grove Speedway.

Joey Saldana, 42nd out of 45 cars to take time trials, was able to coax enough speed out of the Williams Grove Speedway for an amazing effort, muscling the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop 71M to the No. 7 qualifying position with a 17.212-second lap.

Saldana started third in his heat race. When the green flag flew, Justin Barger took the lead followed by Ryan Wilson and Saldana. With one lap complete, the yellow flew for an incident involving Wilson, Pat Cannon and Curt Michael. The Brownsburg Bullet restarted second behind Barger. Smooth driving Saldana protected his position while trying to make a run at Barger. At the end of the eight laps it was Barger with the victory and Saldana second. Because higher-qualified cars had not finished their heats in one of the transfer positions, Saldana rotated to the dash by virtue of his qualifying position and securing an A Main transfer position in his heat.

After a ‘six’ pill was pulled in the inversion draw, Saldana was awarded a dash starting position on the outside of the front row. The Brownsburg Bullet charged to the lead at the green with Barger in pursuit. It didn’t take long for Saldana to check out and distance himself from the rest of the field, winning the dash by three seconds and earning the pole for the A Main!

Between the dash and the A Main, the 71M team went to work making changes on the race car to keep up with the ever-changing track conditions. There were 26 drivers, the best in the business, who took the green flag for the start of the 25-lap event. Saldana set the pace and took the lead, pulling away from the rest of the field, banking a three-second lead by lap nine. Meanwhile drivers immediately behind him began to trade positions. Barger who was running second, was passed by Marks, who began to close in on Saldana. Now in third, Greg Hodnett, was also closing in. Then the red flag stopped racing activity when Cody Darrah and Kerry Madsen tangled. On the restart Saldana held off Greg Hodnett briefly, but Hodnett was able to slide by the Bullet for the lead. Then Marks slid under Saldana to take second. Hodnett, Marks and Saldana finished the race one-two-three. A one-two finish for the Posse and Saldana represented the Outlaws in third place.

Saldana led laps 1-16.

“We were good early in the race but the car was getting loose as the race wore on,” said Saldana. “To win these races you have to be good at the end. We just missed it a little bit but hopefully tomorrow we can come out and do a better job. These guys that race here are really good and tonight shows how good the talent is at Williams Grove. If you’re not on your game, they’re going to make you look bad. You watch these guys, they know where to put their cars on the restart. You have to learn from them. I’ll YouTube some videos and watch some races and hopefully I’ll learn something and come back and have a better shot.”

“This is a very technical track,” commented team owner Dan Motter. “And the track got really slick, but we were the best finishing Outlaw team so we’ll take that and build on it. We have a good baseline for tomorrow.”

The Saturday version of the Summer Nationals pays $20,000 to the winner as the World of Outlaws ‘Month of Money’ continues.

 

 

Full F.A.S.T. Weekend Ahead; $3,000 Up For Grabs at Attica!
Chris Andrews in Charge Heading into Night #12 at ‘ARP’

By Tyler Altmeyer: F.A.S.T. Public Relations/altmeyer119@gmail.com/(724)-954-4915
F.A.S.T. Promoter: Rich Farmer - (419) 307 - 4241 / www.fastondirt.com

Fremont, OH (July 14th, 2014) - Fremont/Attica Sprint Title action is set to continue this Friday and Saturday, July 18th & 19th with a pair of Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service ‘410’ sprint car events. The F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series will make its usual visits to Attica (OH) Raceway Park and Fremont (OH) Speedway during the upcoming weekend; with $3,000 up for grabs at Attica Raceway Park on Friday evening, July 18th. Each night will feature a full F.A.S.T. program; awarding points towards the 2014 Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service championship worth $10,000. This weekend’s pair of events will mark down as Night’s #12 & #13 of the 2014 schedule.

Chris Andrews will lead the F.A.S.T. ‘410’ roster into competition during the upcoming weekend as the current series point leader. Andrews, who has two (2) F.A.S.T. main event victories in 2014, leads the $10,000-to-win standings with 1333 points; more than thirty (30) points ahead of former F.A.S.T. series champion, Byron Reed. Reed sits second in the standings (1294) heading into the weekend double; ahead of Caleb Griffith (1275), Brian Lay (1260) and Travis Philo (1115). Positions six through ten in the current standings include Stuart Brubaker, Stuart Williams, Duane Zablocki, Dean Jacobs and Jody Keegan.

Chris Andrews and Jamie Veal are the most recent F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series winners. Chris Andrews picked up his second Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service main event win of the 2014 season on Friday evening, July 4th at Attica Raceway Park. Both F.A.S.T. victories for Andrews in 2014 took shape at the Attica bullring. Jamie Veal, an Australian native and World Series of Sprintcars regular, earned the F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series victory at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio on Saturday, July 5th. It was Veal’s first-career Fremont Speedway victory, as well as first-career Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service main event win.

Once again, this weekend will tally points for the F.A.S.T. ‘410’ championship, only. The JLH General Contractors Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘305’ Championship Series presented by Engine Pro will return to action on Friday and Saturday, July 25th & 26th.

Upcoming Event Details:

Friday, July 18th - Attica Raceway Park - Attica, Ohio - Gates @ 5PM / Racing @ 7:45PM / Adults: $22; Seniors: $20; 11-15: $10; 10 & Under: Free; Pit Pass: $35
$3,000-to-win
Saturday, July 19th - Fremont Speedway - Fremont, Ohio - Gates @ 4PM / Racing @ 7:00PM / Adults: $14; Seniors: $12; Students: $8; 10 & Under: Free; Pit Pass: $30
*F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Events Only*

2014 Winners:

Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘410’ Winners:
410 Night #1 Attica Raceway Park (April 18th) - Tim Shaffer
410 Night #2 Fremont Speedway (April 19th) - Christopher Bell
410 Night #3 Attica Raceway Park (April 25th) - RAIN (No Make-Up Date)
410 Night #4 Fremont Speedway (April 26th) - Caleb Griffith
410 Night #5 Attica Raceway Park (May 16th) - Dale Blaney
410 Night #6 Fremont Speedway (May 17th) - Brian Lay
410 Night #7 Attica Raceway Park (June 6th) - Craig Mintz
410 Night #8 Attica Raceway Park (June 13th) - Chris Andrews
410 Night #9 Fremont Speedway (June 14th) - Brian Lay (2)
410 Night #10 Attica Raceway Park (July 4th) - Chris Andrews
410 Night #11 Fremont Speedway (July 5th) - Jamie Veal

Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘305’ Winners:
305 Night #1 Attica Raceway Park (April 18th) - John Ivy
305 Night #2 Fremont Speedway (April 19th) - Jimmy Colvin
305 Night #3 Attica Raceway Park (May 16th) - Jason Keckler
305 Night #4 Fremont Speedway (May 17th) - T.J. Michael
305 Night #5 Attica Raceway Park (June 13th) - Alvin Roepke
305 Night #6 Fremont Speedway (June 14th) - Bobby Clark

Looking Ahead:

Future F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Events:
Night #12 Attica Raceway Park - Friday, July 18th ($3,000)
Night #13 Fremont Speedway - Saturday, July 19th
Night #14 Attica Raceway Park - Friday, July 25th
Night #15 Fremont Speedway - Saturday, July 26th

Future F.A.S.T. ‘305’ Events:
Night #7 Attica Raceway Park - Friday, July 25th
Night #8 Fremont Speedway - Saturday, July 26th

Questions:

Those who are seeking additional information regarding the 2014 Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service, or the 2014 JLH General Contractors Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘305’ Championship Series presented by Engine Pro, can do so by logging on to the official online home of the Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Series at www.fastondirt.com. Updated information regarding the Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway can also be found on the web at; www.atticaracewaypark.com or www.fremontohspeedway.com.

Social Media:

Be sure to ‘like’ F.A.S.T. on Facebook at fb.com/fastondirt or follow @FASTseries on Twitter.

Current Championship Standings (As Of July 14th, 2014):
Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service:

1 16 Chris Andrews 2 1333
2 5R Byron Reed 0 1294
3 40DD Caleb Griffith 1 1275
4 45L Brian Lay 2 1260
5 5T Travis Philo 0 1115
6 35 Stuart Brubaker 0 1114
7 46AU Stuart Williams 0 1078
8 9Z Duane Zablocki 0 1068
9 7 Dean Jacobs 0 1065
10 60 Jody Keegan 0 1051
11 O7X Dain Naida 0 1038
12 53 DJ Foos 0 963
13 O9 Craig Mintz 1 924
14 40 Caleb Helms 0 759
15 312 Mike Linder 0 617
16 55 Brad Bowman 0 607
17 33M Bryan Sebetto 0 490
18 39M Matt Merrill 0 462
19 81 Lee Jacobs 0 236
[Rank; Car; Driver; Wins; Points]

JLH General Contractors Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘305’ Championship Series presented by Engine Pro:

1 19R Steve Rando 0 820
2 8I John Ivy 1 813
3 1 Nate Dussel 0 781
4 6 Dustin Dinan 0 779
5 5R Jordan Ryan 0 777
6 7A Alvin Roepke 1 753
7 2 Ricky Peterson 0 737
8 8M T.J Michael 1 721
9 8 Bobby Clark 1 721
10 36 Seth Schneider 0 698
11 25 Jason Keckler 1 696
12 12 Kyle Capodice 0 666
13 68G Tyler Gunn 0 665
14 11G Luke Griffith 0 657
15 22M Dan McCarron 0 630
16 3J Trey Jacobs 0 610
17 22D Dan Hammond 0 604
18 7M Brandon Moore 0 569
19 9 Jimmy Colvin 1 559
20 32 Dan Hennig 0 559
21 1W Paul Weaver 0 555

[Rank; Car; Driver; Wins; Points]

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FAST On Dirt, Inc. would like to thank the following contributors to the 2014 Fremont/Attica Sprint Title point fund:
Kistler Racing Products, KS Sales & Service, JLH General Contractors, Engine Pro, Engler Machine & Tool, CP-Carillo Pistons, Design Graphics Group Inc., SCS Gearbox, Reebar Die Casting, Hoseheads.com, Level Performance, Young's RV Centers, Gressman Powersports, Hoserville Ohio, Jon Wright’s Custom Chrome Plating, JD Automotive, Fremont Fence, Baumann Auto Group, Synder’s Floor Covering, Goofy Golf, Scott’s Lawn Care, Buffalo Wild Wings, Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway.

Also, a very special thanks to all of our contingency award sponsors:
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Henry Motorsports, Productive Tools & Equipment, Hinchman Indy Racewear, OC Shocks, Kear's Speed Shop, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, King Racing Products, Kinsler Fuel Injection, KSE Racing Products, Linder's Speed Equipment, Outerwears Performance Products, Pro Shocks, R2C Performance Products, Rod End Supply, Saldana Racing Products, Ti22 Performance, Weld Racing Wheels, Hoosier Racing Tires, J&J Auto Racing and Golden Graphics & Design.

 

 

STYRES/HILL'S RACING PR: THREE FEATURE WINS!

July 17, 2014 - Ohsweken, Ontario - The Styres/Hill’s Racing team swept the Sprint Car portions of last Friday's event at Ohsweken Speedway, and claimed a feature win and several top 5 finishes at two different tracks on Saturday.

FRIDAY, JULY 11 - OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY Dain Naida joined Glenn Styres and Keith Dempster as Styres/Hill's drivers in the 360 Sprint Car division at Ohsweken Speedway last Friday, while Ryan Hunsinger, Robbie General, Dylan Westbrook, and Aaron Turkey raced for the team in the Crate Sprint Car division.

Naida's focus has been on 410 Sprint Car racing in Ohio this year, but an off weekend allowed the Michigan driver to return to Ohsweken and claim the feature win. Styres brought home a solid 5th place finish after starting 10th, while Dempster went from 12th to 7th. Styres is still atop the championship points standings at Ohsweken, while Dempster is now 9th.

Hunsinger drove from 9th to 1st to claim his 3rd win of the season, and 1st since suffering burns in a TQ Midget event at Peterborough last month. General initially crossed the finish line 2nd, but was disqualified when he forgot to go directly to the inspection area after the race. Turkey finished 4th, but ended up being credited with 2nd, while Westbrook's first ever Crate Sprint Car race resulted in the 600cc Micro Sprint veteran being credited with 3rd place. Hunsinger continues to lead the championship points standings, while Turkey is 2nd, and General is 10th.

SATURDAY, JULY 12 - BRIGHTON SPEEDWAY AND LIME ROCK SPEEDWAY Styres, Dempster, and Naida continued their weekend at Brighton Speedway in a Southern Ontario Sprints event, while Alex Hill and Dylan Westbrook visited Lime Rock Speedway in Le Roy, New York for the Woodchuck 100 event for 600cc Micro Sprints.

Styres was able to finish 2nd at Brighton, followed by Dempster in 3rd, and Naida in 4th after starting 13th. Glenn is now 2nd in the SOS standings, just 3 points behind leader Mitch Brown, while Dempster is 4th.

Fresh off a good run in his first Crate Sprint Car race, Westbrook had an even better run back in his 600cc Micro Sprint at Lime Rock on Saturday. He started 3rd in the first feature, but got caught up in an incident, and eventually came back to finish 12th. The second feature was better, as he started 1st and led the entire race to claim the win, and followed that with a run from 12th to 9th in the 3rd feature. Hill had a top 5 run going in the 1st feature until her nose wing came off, and then had engine trouble which eventually ended her night.

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STYRES/HILL’S RACING SPONSORS The Styres/Hill’s Racing Team would like to thank all their sponsors for their support during the 2014 season, including Ohsweken Speedway, O’Neil’s Farm Equipment, Case IH, Renway Energy, Rochester Knighthawks Lacrosse Club, Arrow Express, Corr/Pak Merchandising, Townline Variety, Iroquois Hereford Farms, M-One, Tobacco Plus, Bearpaw Convenience, Lorencz Electrial, and Davis Fuels.

 

 

SALDANA SCORES 18TH QUICK TIME AND FINISHES FOURTH

AT LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

ABBOTTSTOWN, Pa. (July 17, 2014) – The Outlaws and Pennsylvania Posse Sprint Car drivers faced off against each other tonight in the 41st World of Outlaws event at Lincoln Speedway dating back to 1978.

The Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop 71M returned to its customary qualifying trim and driver Joey Saldana tallied his 18th quick time of the season with an impressive 13.329-second lap around the 3/8-mile high banked oval. Getting back in the groove, the Motter team hoped this would launch the start of a ‘get right’ weekend.

Saldana rolled off fourth in the first heat which was chock full of A-list drivers. After the green flew, the top five drivers in running order were Daryn Pittman, Brad Sweet, Brent Marks, Danny Dietrich and Saldana. The top five broke away from the rest of the field and took the checkered flag in the same order, all earning spots in the A Main. Saldana would move to a position in the dash.

The least desirable inversion pill draw if you’re the No. 1 qualifier is an ‘eight’, and that’s the number that was drawn, plunking Saldana in the last starting position for the dash. Outside pole sitter Pittman assumed the lead when the field went green and he held the lead through the six-lap dash to gain the pole for the A Main. Saldana was able to overtake Dale Blaney and Lucas Wolfe to finish sixth, his starting position for the feature.

When the field was unleashed for the A Main, polesitter Pittman vaulted to the lead. Saldana was riding fifth. With only five laps complete a number of issues evolved when the yellow came out. Kraig Kinser and Billy Dietrich spun, Daryn Pittman had a bent wheel cover and JJ Grasso had a flat tire with no crewmen in the proper work area to assist. Saldana restarted fourth and protected his position. With seven laps complete the yellow slowed racing action again when Steve Kinser, battling with second place Alan Krimes, bicycled and got into the wall.

Saldana restarted third. Another lap in the books, another caution. After the next restart, Posse driver Brian Monteith, who started 15th, was making a banzai run through the field. With 12 laps in the books, Monteith slid past Saldana and then Krimes to take over second position. Saldana was fourth, holding off multiple threats from the likes of Jim Siegel, Lucas Wolfe and Danny Dietrich.

At the finish line it was Pittman with the victory, Monteith second, Krimes third and Saldana fourth.

This was Saldana’s career best finish at this track, and he also was able to reclaim fourth place in World of Outlaws point standings.

“This was a good rebound for our team after a tough weekend at Eldora and Lernerville,” said team owner Dan Motter. “We found some things with our race car that helped step up our program on a slick track and we’re looking forward to racing at Williams Grove tomorrow and Saturday.”

 

 

STEVE KINSER & DONNY SCHATZ Tony Stewart Racing Continues Rivalry with ‘Pennsylvania Posse’

INDIANAPOLIS (July 17, 2014) – It’s round two of the World of Outlaws (WoO) STP Sprint Car Series versus the “Pennsylvania Posse” this weekend as the Outlaw teams continue Sprint car racing’s “Month of Money.” Tony Stewart Racing’s (TSR) Donny Schatz leads the traveling group into central Pennsylvania coming off his fifth Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup victory Tuesday, while TSR’s Steve Kinser heads into competition looking to score another victory during the World of Outlaws “Salute to the King Tour.”

The TSR tandem will take on not only the regular Outlaws but arguably its toughest competition on tour during three nights of racing in the state of Pennsylvania starting Thursday at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, followed by two nights at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg that culminate with Saturday’s $20,000-to-win Summer Nationals 30-lap A-Feature. Sunday’s annual stop at Lebanon (N.Y.) Valley Speedway will make it a grueling four nights in a row for the travelling Outlaws.

For Kinser, the long weekend marks his second-to-last run through one of the most tradition-rich regions in all of Sprint car racing. The 20-time WoO champion has won 65 of his 577 career WoO A-Features in Pennsylvania and will once again be behind the wheel of the familiar TSR No. 11 Bad Boy Buggies/J.D. Byrider/Chevrolet Performance Maxim looking to score his 17th career win at Lincoln Speedway. The first time he was victorious at the 4/10-mile dirt oval was in May 1980. He finished 19th at Lincoln earlier this season. “The King of the Outlaws” has 38 career WoO A-Feature wins at Williams Grove and ranks ninth all-time in wins at the facility but is still searching for his first Summer Nationals triumph. In May, Kinser had a strong run going for the first 15 laps as he was solidly third before breaking a rear end and finishing 25th.

The annual July run through central Pennsylvania has been good for Schatz over the past decade. He is a four-time winner of the Summer Nationals – 2003, 2007, 2008 and 2013 – and is the current leader in the championship standings and tied for most WoO wins on the season with nine aboard the TSR No. 15 STP/Armor All/Crimsafe J&J. The five-time WoO champion recently climbed past Mark Kinser for third all-time on the WoO win list and Tuesday’s victory at Lernerville was the 155th of his career. He’s still looking to win his first at Lincoln Speedway. He finished second in 2013 and fourth earlier this season at the track. He is an 18-time winner at Williams Grove and finished third and fifth in the previous stop at the legendary half-mile, dirt oval.

To close the weekend of action, the teams will travel northeast to Lebanon Valley Speedway in eastern New York. Sunday’s race will mark the 34th consecutive season the World of Outlaws will race at the high-banked, half-mile track. Kinser won the Outlaws’ debut at the track in June 1981 and has won eight more times there. His most recent win came in May 2005. Schatz won for the third time in his career at the track last July after winning in May 2001 and July 2006.

Following Tuesday’s Silver Cup at Lernerville, there have been 49 of the 92 scheduled race nights completed in the 2014 WoO STP campaign. Schatz leads the series championship with 6,911 points and has an 80-point lead over Daryn Pittman. He leads the series with 10 wins, 32 top-five finishes and 44 top-10s. Kinser currently ranks eighth and has earned one win to give him 577 career WoO A-Feature triumphs.

Thursday at Lincoln Speedway, the pit gates will open at 3 p.m. EDT with the grandstands opening at 4 p.m. Racing is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. More details are available by calling Lincoln Speedway at (717) 796-2001, or by visiting www.linconlspeedway.com.

Friday and Saturday at Williams Grove Speedway, the pit gates will open at 3:30 p.m. EDT with the grandstands opening at 5:45 p.m. Time trials are scheduled to begin at 7:45 p.m. More details are available by calling Williams Grove Speedway at (717) 697-5000, or by visiting www.williamsgrove.com.

Sunday at Lebanon Valley Speedway, the pit gates will open at 2 p.m. EDT with the grandstands opening at 4 p.m. Hot laps are scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. For ticket information, visit www.lebanonvalley.com.

Race fans unable to attend this weekend’s events can catch all of the action on DIRTVision.com. Fans can listen live as Johnny Gibson, “Voice of the Outlaws,” calls the action as he does at all WoO STP Sprint Car Series events on the DIRTVision.com cybercast, as well as on the DIRT Radio Network. Go to www.DIRTVision.com for more information on all the site features, including live results from the track.

Steve Kinser, Driver of the No. 11 TSR/Bad Boy Buggies/J.D. Byrider/Chevrolet Performance Maxim:

This week is the second of three trips through central Pennsylvania. What makes it so tough for the Outlaws to come out with wins when you race in that region?

“The group of drivers and owners they have out there is pretty tough. They race quite a few times and I’d say they really have a good idea of what it takes to win at those tracks. The equipment a lot of those teams use is just as a good as what we see out here with the Outlaws. It’s a healthy rivalry and I know they got us at Lincoln in May (Stevie Smith), but the Outlaws took both nights at Williams Grove (Daryn Pittman). We’re basically just trying to get our program back where we want to be. We’ve had some signs that things are turning around. We started sixth in the Kings Royal and then raced from 23rd to eighth Tuesday at Lernerville. If we can have a complete night with a good performance both early and in the feature, that would be something we could build. It’d be nice to do that at Lincoln and give ourselves a chance to be in the hunt Saturday at Williams Grove and carry that up to New York with us.”

Donny Schatz, Driver of the No. 15 TSR/STP/Armor All/Crimsafe J&J:

For the second consecutive year, you are coming back to central Pennsylvania after winning the Silver Cup. How do you duplicate your performance last year where you won both the Summer Nationals and at Lebanon Valley?

“It starts with building on what we’ve learned the last few weeks. We’ve been focusing on getting our program better early in the night and that has helped. We had a run of wins there before we had a three-race slump but, since then, we’ve been going forward. We accomplished some great stuff last year and winning the Silver Cup, Summer Nationals and at Lebanon Valley was a pretty good week. We won the Silver Cup Tuesday, so that’s a start. We’ve got a couple more nights to race this week, so that’s a couple more chances to see what we can do. We’re always focused on winning but know this is the toughest area to race and win, as well. The STP guys (Rick Warner, Steve Swenson and Eric Prutzman) have been giving me a phenomenal car to drive this year and we’re going to do everything we can to keep battling for wins every night.”

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Taylor Ferns Returns to Attica Raceway Park & Fremont Speedway this Weekend

By Ferns Racing PR

SHELBY TOWNSHIP, Mich. — July 17, 2014 — The weekly competition at Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway has long been regarded as some of the toughest in the country for 410-winged sprint car racing. This challenge makes for a great canvas for young driver to hone their skills on a couple of tracks that are steeped in history. Taylor Ferns made her debut at each of the bullrings earlier this season and will return to each of the Northern Ohio ovals this weekend as she continues to cut her teeth in a 410-winged sprint car.

Ferns will open the weekend on Friday, July 18 at Attica Raceway Park aboard the Jimmy's Towing.Indy Race Parts Maxim. She will also hit the track on Saturday, July 19 at Fremont Speedway. Both races are part of the Fremont/Attica Sprint Title (F.A.S.T.).

“We struggled a bit at Attica [Raceway Park] and Fremont [Speedway] last time we visit both, so we are looking to improve on that,” said Ferns. “I am still learning in these 410-sprint cars and the more laps I get, the better. The main goal each night is to put it in the show and turn in a couple of good runs.”

The native of Shelby Township, Michigan, has made a pair of starts at Attica Raceway Park this season. She visited Attica Raceway Park for the first time on May 9, and led a number of laps in the main event, before a spin relegated her to a 13th-place finish. Earlier in the evening, Ferns ran third in her heat race. She made her second start at the high-banked one-third-mile on the Fourth of July, finishing 16th, after starting at the back of the main event.

“Attica is definitely one of the tougher tracks,” said Ferns. “If you can run good and win at Attica, you can win anywhere. If we can get rolling around there we should be in okay shape. We were fast there earlier this season and I messed up, but we rebounded the night after that to finish third at Butler [Speedway]. You have to find something positive when things go wrong and there is usually another race to make up for the last one.”

Ferns made her first trip to Fremont Speedway on July 5 for a F.A.S.T. event. She finished eighth in a heat race, which put her in the B-main. She would finish seventh in the “B,” coming up just a couple spots short of transferring to the A-Feature.

“Being a smaller track, Fremont [Speedway] is pretty narrow,” she explained. “Turn two slickens up and you can slide up pretty easily coming off that corner. It’s a technical type of track as is Attica [Raceway Park] and if we can get those intricacies down; we should be good at both tracks.”

Last weekend, the 18-year-old finished second with the Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association (OVSCA) in her debut at I-77 Motorsports Park in Ripley, West Virginia. She led a number of laps, after the lead duo were caught up in an incident. Ferns assumed the top spot and held it until there were five laps remaining, when eventual winner Chris Myers got around her. Ferns ended up finishing second at the three-eighths-mile. She opened the night by finishing second in the first heat race.

“We had a really good race car at I-77 [Raceway Park],” said Ferns. “As the race moved on, the track moved up and I should have moved up with it and that’s something I didn’t do. That’s how I got passed. Sometimes as a driver you draw a blank and it was my mistake. I learned from it and have been watching a lot of videos this week to get prepared to climb back in the car.”

Ferns also raced at Ohio Valley Speedway in Washington West Virginia, last weekend, finishing sixth, in another event sanctioned by the OVSCA. She qualified fourth-fastest and finished second in the second heat race.

The 2011 USAC D1 Midget Series champion has one win thus far in 2014 in a 410-winged sprint car, with that coming at Southern Ohio Speedway last month. She has picked six top-10 finishes. Ferns also set fast time with the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, earlier this month. During the Ohio Sprint Speedweek visit to Atomic on June 25, Ferns qualified sixth-fastest of the 62 entries and qualified for the six-car dash.

Ferns will continue to compete in winged 410-sprint race races for the remainder of the season, mainly in the Ohio and Michigan area. She has raced at 10 tracks thus far in 2014 in a sprint car in three states.

Taylor Ferns and Ferns Racing would like to thank their valued partners: Jimmy’s Towing Recovery & Transport, Indy Race Parts, Motor City Auto Transport Inc., National Auto Placement, Project Podium, Women’s Sports Foundation, Lyn St. James Women in the Winner's Circle Foundation, FK Rod Ends, Lucas Oil, K&N Filters, Lansing Sanitary Supply (LSS), Simpson Race Products, ButlerBuilt, Allstar Performance, Stanton Racing Engines, Hoosier Tire Midwest, Race4Girls and Racing2Cure.

Keep up to date For the latest news, results and information on Taylor Ferns and Ferns Racing and to view a full 2014 schedule, visit TaylorFerns.com. Follow Taylor on Twitter at @TaylorFerns and like her on Facebook.

 

 

TEAM TURNER RACING PR: IF IT WEREN'T FOR BAD LUCK...

July 16, 2014 - Caistor Centre, Ontario - Team Turner Racing had a rough weekend with more than their share of bad luck last Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Jamie Turner, Cory Turner, Ryan Turner, and Havard Daniels slogged through it, and they're looking forward to getting back on track this weekend.

FRIDAY, JULY 11 - OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY A fast and tacky surface greeted Jamie, Cory, and Havard on Friday night at Ohsweken Speedway. None of the three had much luck though, as Jamie started 7th and finished 6th in his heat race, while Havard didn't finish his heat race due to engine problems, and Cory ended up 7th in his heat race after a penalty. Jamie 15th in the A-Feature, while Havard started 19th, and Cory 20th. Havard almost flipped early in the feature and damaged his suspension in the process, while Jamie advanced to finish 12th, and Cory finished 15th. Jamie is currently 10th in the Ohsweken Speedway 360 Sprint Car championship standings, while Cory is 13th, and leads the Rookie of the Year standings. Havard is up to 22nd, despite missing the first 4 races of the season.

SATURDAY, JULY 12 - MERRITTVILLE SPEEDWAY Ryan returned to Merrittville on Saturday for the first time since his career-best 2nd place finish in the DIRTcar Sportsman Modified feature the week before. He wasn’t able to repeat that performance though, as a 7th place start and 6th place finish in his heat race resulted in Ryan starting 18th in the feature event. Ryan had a rough night, but was able to finish the 25 lap feature, and advanced to finish 15th. He is now 12th in Merrittville’s DIRTcar Sportsman Modified championship standings.

SATURDAY, JULY 12 - BRIGHTON SPEEDWAY While Ryan was racing at Merrittville, Cory and Havard planned to race in a Southern Ontario Sprints tour event at Brighton Speedway. They discovered that Havard's car had suffered too much damage at Ohsweken on Friday night, and loaded up Jamie's car for the trip instead. Jamie started 14th in the Feature race, and had moved up to 7th in the first 4 laps before the power steering failed on his car, and he was forced to pull out of the race. Cory started 2nd in his heat race, but was caught up in a crash on the first lap. The crew went to work and replaced the complete front suspension. Cory started 20th in his repaired car, and moved forward to finish 13th in the Feature. Jamie is now 10th in the Southern Ontario Sprints championship standings, while Cory is 12th despite missing the July 5 event.

SUNDAY, JULY 13 - HUMBERSTONE SPEEDWAY Ryan was ready for his second race of the weekend on Sunday, but the scheduled events at Humberstone Speedway were cancelled due to inclement weather. Ryan remains 10th in Humberstone’s DIRTcar Sportsman Modified championship standings, and he’s just 4 points behind 9th place driver Jordan Cosco.

WHAT'S NEXT? Jamie, Cory, and Havard will be back racing their 360 Sprint Cars at Ohsweken Speedway on Friday, July 18, while Ryan will be back racing his DIRTcar Sportsman Modified at Merrittville Speedway on Saturday, July 19, and Humberstone Speedway on Sunday, July 20. A Team Turner Racing car will also be on display at the Silverdale Gun Club in St. Anns, Ontario this Saturday, July 19.

TEAM TURNER LINKS For more information on Team Turner Racing, including schedules, news releases, photos, videos, merchandise, and contact information, please visit the official Team Turner Racing website powered by ImageFactor.ca at www.TeamTurnerRacing.ca. Make sure to subscribe to www.youtube.com/user/racingteamturner on YouTube, follow @11teamturner19 on Twitter, and "like" the official TTR Facebook page by searching "Team Turner Racing".

BECOME A TEAM TURNER INSIDER Do you want to be an insider, and have Team Turner Racing news delivered straight to your e-mail inbox? Got a question for one of the Team Turner drivers? Just send an e-mail to racingteamturner@gmail.com and we'll do the rest.

TEAM TURNER TROOPS Team Turner Racing would like to thank all their sponsors for their support during the 2014 season, including KT Gas & Convenience, Aces Bar & Grill, Hank's Place, Braemar Building Systems, Alliance Concrete & Interlock, Plazek Auto Recyclers, Pyett Spring & Alignment, V&R Recycling, Transport Sales & Service, Booster Juice, Gale's Auto Aftermarket, Tetra-Chem Industries, The Truck Toppers, Champion Brands Canada, Total Coatings, JNE Recovery, Multiplex Manufacturing, Hauser's Pharmacy www.HausersPharmacy.com, Beamer Farms, Mike Morris Holdings, JB Mechanical, Barlow Farms, Bryan's Farm Supply, Sundrim Golf, Fine Lines Signs, DSE Performance, The Powerhouse, Hitchman Trailers, V&R Hose & Hydraulics, RCM Racing Equipment, Digital Detail, The Audible Difference, 5 Star Fitness & Nutrition, GF1 Chassis, Wings Unlimited, Wix Filters, NecksGen, and Ti22 Performance.

 

 

37th annual BELLEVILLE MIDGET NATIONALS PRESS RELEASE

" Belleville Midget Nationals Championship team ready for title defense” ”Entries filed for Bell, Abreu, Thorson “

Belleville, Kan., July 17--- Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports has filed three entries for The 37th annual Belleville Midget Nationals on July 31-Aug. 2 at the Belleville High Banks. At year’s event the team scored a “podium sweep” on Saturday Night, led by winner Christopher Bell finishing ahead of Rico Abreu, and then rookie driver Tanner Thorson. Kunz’s previous even victories have come with drivers: Page Jones (1993), Kevin Doty (1994) and Kyle Larson (2011). This season the team has scored fifteen midget feature victories with three different sanctioning organizations. Bell currently has eleven midget feature victories, and is leading the National Midget Driver of the Year and Badger Midget Series points. Abreu who has finished runner-up the past two Belleville Midget Nationals, currently leads the USAC Honda National Midget Dirt Series Points, with nine top three finishes in the first nine events! Thorson has scored his initial two career midget feature victories this season, including a victory at the famed Angell Park Speedway (Sun Prairie, Wis.). Thursday July 31 will see the USAC Honda National Midget Dirt Series run qualifications, preliminary races and a 25-lap midget feature race. The USAC Silver Crown Series will hold a practice session during the evening, in preparation for Friday Nights events. "The Hustle on the High Banks" on Friday Night Aug. 1, will feature a 50-lap feature for the USAC Silver Crown Cars. The JayHusker Mini Sprint Series will compete on the track’s infield quarter-mile track. Saturday Aug. 2 will feature dashes, and last chance races setting the field for the 40-lap midget feature. A check of $10,000 awaits the winner. The United Rebel Sprint Car Series again returns for the 3rd annual 305 Sprint Nationals. General Admission tickets for all events are sold first-come first-served on race day at the ticket gate. Reserved seating tickets are available for the event. General admission available only if the event is not sold out, and available only on the day of the race at the track ticket office. Special children ticket pricing is being offered this year. Tickets can be ordered by going to the tracks website, or logging onto The TicketForce website (direct link to Belleville events) : http:// http://tickets.ticketforce.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=1271

 

 

Dover, Swindell, Van Dam, Baughman and Bright Victorious for Team ILP

Inside Line Promotions - SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. (July 17, 2014) - Inside Line Promotions drivers Jack Dover, Sammy Swindell, Henry Van Dam, Josh Baughman and Alex Bright each scored at least one feature victory last weekend.

Dover recorded his first career three-win weekend in the sprint car ranks with triumphs on Friday at Park Jefferson International Speedway in Jefferson, S.D., with the ASCS Midwest Region, on Saturday at Butler County Speedway in Rising City, Neb., with the NCRA and Nebraska 360 Sprints and on Sunday at Boone County Fair at Albion Speedway in Albion, Neb., with the Nebraska 360 Sprints.

Swindell piloted the Big Game Motorsports sprint car to Victory Lane during the Knight Before the Kings Royal on Friday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio. It was his second World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series win of the season.

Van Dam advanced from fourth to pick up the Summer Thunder Sprint Series victory on Friday at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash. He also rallied from 15th to fifth at the 3/8-mile oval on Saturday.

Baughman garnered his first career 360ci feature win on Saturday at Abilene Speedway in Abilene, Texas, with the ASCS Lone Star Region.

Bright picked up the ARDC Midgets triumph on Saturday at Bridgeport Speedway in Swedesboro, N.J. Bright also earned a fourth-place result on Wednesday at Action Track USA in Kutztown, Pa.

Additionally, Derek Hagar secured his first career USCS Speedweek title after the finale had been postponed from late May.

Other Team ILP drivers with at least one top-five finish include:

Travis Rilat placed second on Saturday at Grays Harbor Raceway during the Summer Thunder Sprint Series weekend finale.

Cody Freeman rallied for a runner-up result on Friday at Mountain Creek Speedway in Grand Prairie, Texas.

Trey Starks added another podium with a third-place finish on Friday at Grays Harbor Raceway.

Seth Bergman scored a pair of fourth-place results with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour last Friday at Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont., and on Saturday at Billings Motorsports Park in Billings, Mont.

Kevin Swindell tied his career high with a fourth-place finish on Saturday during the 31st annual Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series.

Sam Hafertepe Jr. maneuvered from 13th to fifth on Friday at Electric City Speedway.

Dominic Scelzi notched a fifth-place result on Saturday at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif., with the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series.

To be represented by Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com or e-mail InsideLinePromotions@gmail.com.

VICTORIES -

Derek Hagar - 11 (Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Mo., on March 1; Tennessee National Raceway in Hohenwald, Tenn., on March 15; I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., on April 5 and April 26; Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., on April 19 and May 3; Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Miss., on May 24; Greenville Speedway in Greenville, Miss., on May 25; Clayhill Motorsports in Atwood, Tenn., on May 26; East Alabama Motor Speedway in Phenix City, Ala., on June 14 and Hilltop Speedway in Millersburg, Ohio, on July 4); Jack Dover - 9 (Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb., on May 2; Crawford County Speedway on May 9; Butler County Speedway in Rising City, Neb., on May 10 and July 12; I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., on May 25; U.S. 36 Raceway near Cameron, Mo., on June 13; 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., on June 15; Park Jefferson International Raceway in Jefferson, S.D., on July 11 and Boone County Fair at Albion Speedway in Albion, Neb., on July 13); Big Game Motorsports - 7 (Craig Dollansky - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on April 26, May 24 and June 21; Oshkosh Speed Zone Raceway in Oshkosh, Wis., on May 4 and Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D., on June 22/Sammy Swindell - Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo., on April 26 and Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, on July 11); Seth Bergman - 6 (Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, on April 4; West Siloam Speedway in West Siloam Springs, Okla., on April 18; Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., on May 17; Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore., on May 24 and May 25 and Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on June 14); Alex Bright - 6 (East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla., on Feb. 21; Greenwood Valley Action Track in Millville, Pa., on April 5; Linda's Speedway in Jonestown, Pa., on May 2; Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pa., on May 25; Action Track USA in Kutztown, Pa., on July 9 and Bridgeport Speedway in Swedesboro, N.J., on July 12); Giovanni Scelzi - 4 (Lemoore Raceway in Lemoore, Calif., on March 29; Plaza Park Raceway in Visalia, Calif., on April 18 and June 27 and Delta Speedway in Stockton, Calif., on May 31); Henry Van Dam - 4 (Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore., on May 31 and June 14 and Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., on June 7 and July 11); Tony Bruce Jr. - 3 (Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on March 21; Butler County Speedway in Rising City, Neb., on May 24 and Outlaw Motorsports Park in Wainwright, Okla., on June 20); Sam Hafertepe Jr. - 3 (Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on May 17; Heart O'Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, on June 6 and Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla., on June 18); Travis Rilat - 3 (Borderline Speedway in Mount Gambier, South Australia, Australia on Feb. 8; Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, on May 3 and Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas, on June 20); Channin Tankersley - 2 (Bronco Raceway Park in Cleveland, Texas, on March 22 and Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown, Texas, on June 21); Tyler Thomas - 2 (Belle-Clair Speedway in Belleville, Ill., on June 8 and New Smyrna Speedway in New Smyrna Beach, Fla., on June 21); Jamie Ball - 1 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on June 21); Josh Baughman - 1 (Abilene Speedway in Abilene, Texas, on July 12); Andrew Felker - 1 (Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wis., on June 22); Ray Allen Kulhanek - 1 (Gator Motorplex in Willis, Texas, on June 7); Danny Lasoski - 1 (I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., on April 6); Kevin Swindell - 1 (81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., on March 29) and Austen Wheatley - 1 (Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., on May 24).

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Inside Line Promotions specializes in affordable public relations and media management for motor sports drivers, teams, sponsors, tracks, series, events, organizations and manufacturers. ILP Founder Shawn Miller leverages professional journalism with new media technologies and social networking to improve your exposure and the return on investment for your sponsors.

To meet the media relations needs of your program and to join Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or InsideLinePromotions@gmail.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

 

 

Otto Sitterly, Nicotra Racing Docked 19-Points in Novelis Supermodified Championship Race

OSWEGO, NY (July 17, 2014) – Nicotra Racing and driver Otto Sitterly, the current Novelis Supermodified championship point leader, have been penalized 19 championship points for an infraction pertaining to the Supermodified Grand Prix conducted on July 5 at Oswego Speedway.

The penalty comes as a result of intentional contact with fellow championship contender Dave Gruel during the lap 16 caution period for a stopped Brandon Bellinger in the July 5 Supermodified Grand Prix. After the contact, Sitterly dived to the pit area with a reported broken rocker arm in the No. 7.

The contact is an infraction of page 14, rule 33, of the 2014-2015 Oswego Speedway rulebook stating:

“Any driver deemed to be rough riding, driving in an erratic manner, displaying unsportsmanlike conduct or disobeying race procedures, qualifying procedures, or flagging rules shall be subject to one or more penalties at the discretion of the Competition Committee.”

The determined penalty provides Sitterly and team with only 40 show up points for the July 5 main event and a full eight points for his fourth place finish in his qualifying heat.

The total of 48-points awarded is a 19-point deduction from the 67-points that Sitterly would have accumulated with his 18th place finish on July 5.

As a result of the assessed penalty, Sitterly now is scored with 569-points, leading Gruel by only four championship markers at 565-points.

Pat Lavery remains third in the championship standings just 52.5-points out of the lead with Randy Ritskes and Joe Gosek following closely behind.

The front five drivers in the championship are now separated by only 63-points.

Fans can reserve seats today for this weekend’s Summer Championship by calling the Speedway’s main box office at (315) 342-0646.

General admission seating is available for only $15 this weekend with padded reserved seating for $20. Pit admission on Saturday is $30 with VIP seating available for $75.

Price Chopper Tickets to Go are available for Saturday’s Summer Championship show at any Price Chopper Supermarkets location for just $14 with kids 16 and under again free with paid adult.

For more information on Oswego Speedway visit online at www.oswegospeedway.com or LIKE on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway or FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway. Those interested in Speedway video programming online can subscribe to the Speedway’s YouTube Channel, ‘OswegoSpeedwayOnline’.

 

 

MOTORSPORTS SPONSORSHIP MARKETING NEWS CELEBRATES 30TH YEAR OF PUBLISHING AND OFFERS LOWEST SUBSCRIPTION PRICE EVER

LANGHORNE, PA July 17, 2014 . . . For 30 years Motorsports Sponsorship Marketing News has provided subscribers with the information needed to assist them in their sponsorship efforts and to keep them informed on the latest news on sponsorship in motorsports.

The newsletter, published by Ernie Saxton Communications, Inc., is available every other month and is filled with articles that offer expert advice on sponsorship written by experts. In addition the newsletter provides helps, tips and often times leads that can be very rewarding as readers continue their sponsorship efforts.

The most recent issue of MSMN offers some mid-season sponsorship housekeeping tips by Michael K. Spotts, Esq. This is a two part article with some outstanding advice. Publisher Ernie Saxton, considered a sponsorship expert by many, offers an article on sponsorship proposals and making them simple to find success. There are several articles that cover the latest sponsorship deals and more.

There is help for the weekly short track racer, the drag racer and others involved in motorsports including those in the so called professional ranks of motorsports.

Saxton has also announced some changes for the newsletter that include how it will be made available to subscribers in the future.

To celebrate 30 years of publishing MSMN, Saxton has announced that subscribers can purchase a one year subscription for just $19.95. That is $40 off the regular subscription rate of $59.95 a year. To subscribe telephone 215.752.7797. Visa and MasterCard are accepted. Checks payable to ESC, Inc. can be mailed to 1448 Hollywood Avenue, Langhorne, PA 19047. Once the promotional period is complete the newsletter will return to the regular $59.95 per year price and on January 1, 2015 there will be a price increase for new and current subscribers.

Ernie Saxton pens articles on sponsorship that appear in a variety of publications including National Dragster, Late Model Racer and others. He has more than 40-years of experience in the motorsports industry.

ESC, Inc. is available to provide sponsorship marketing consulting services, public relations and sponsorship representation. Offices are located in Langhorne, PA and Ormond Beach, Florida. Saxton’s website, www.saxtonsponsormarket.com is being updated but does offer a variety of sponsorship tools to help racers reach success with their quest for a marketing partner.

 

 

Bill Balog and B2 Motorsports: Rick Schmidt Memorial Champions!!

Bristol, WI – July 17, 2014. Bill Balog and the B2 Motorsports team made the short haul to Wisconsin’s “Horsepower Half-Mile” of the Dodge County Fairgrounds this past Friday night for the annual Rick Schmidt Memorial. The night started off with Bill laying down the 2nd fastest lap of the twenty-seven cars on hand lining him up with a 6th place starting position in the heat race. At the drop of the green, Bill quickly made his way into the 3rd position right on the 2nd place car’s tail. Bill made his way into 2nd one lap later and tracked down the leader and made his way into the lead a lap after that. Bill easily cruised to a heat race win transferring him into the twenty-three lap feature. Quick-timer Travis Whitney would pull the #3 pill for the feature invert setting Bill up with a 5th place starting position. When the green would fly Bill would make his way into the 4th position before the caution would fly on Lap #1. When racing resumed, Bill quickly disposed of 3rd place running Jordan Goldesberry and entered a spirited battle with Scotty Neitzel. While Bill and Scotty battled, leader Whitney began to open a huge lead. The 17B and the 2W would battle until on lap eight when Bill would make his way by and begin tracking down Whitney who had opened more than a straight-away lead on the flat half-mile. On lap fourteen, Whitney was trapped in lapped traffic which helped Bill cut the lead by half. The next lap Bill was within a few car lengths as Whitney was still in heavy lapped traffic. Bill would make his way under the #16 and into the lead on lap sixteen and masterfully weaved his way through the traffic until the checkered flag flew winning by nearly a straight-away over Whitney and Steve Meyer, picking up his 5th straight IRA feature win of 2014. The team headed north overnight, but due to the impending severe weather the races at the Rice Lake Speedway were cancelled before 1:00 p.m. This week the team heads to the Wisconsin/Illinois border for the 3rd Annual IRA vs. All Star Shootout at the Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, WI on Saturday, July 19th. Bill is credited with a 3rd place and 4th place finish the last two years at this event. Bill and the B2 Motorsports team have also been in victory lane this year at the third-mile oval back on Memorial Day Weekend. Sunday night the team will head to the Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, WI for the 1st Annual Norm Nelson Memorial. This will be the first time that the IRA has been at Angell Park Speedway in twenty-nine years. Bill is also scheduled to pilot the Lein Acres #2 midget in the Badger Midget portion of the program. The following weekend the team will make a three night swing through the northern portion of Wisconsin. First up will be the Langlade County Fairgrounds in Antigo, WI on Friday July 25th. Saturday night, July 26th, the team headed further north to Ashland, WI to take on the ABC Raceway. The weekend will wrap up on Sunday, July 27th at the Eagle Valley Raceway in Jim Falls, WI. Bill and the B2 Motorsports Team would also like to thank our continued supporters/sponsors including: Buesser Concrete, Rocky Rococo’s Pizza and Pasta, XYZ Machining, JR’s Contraptions, Maxim Chassis, Hepfner Racing Products, Gleason Equipment, Super Shox, Xtreme Stainless, Stumble Inn Bar and Grill, K&N Filters, FK Rod Ends, Auto Meter, Weld Wheels, Saldana Racing Products, Astro Titanium, DMI, Race Gear X, Vaportrail Clothing, Allstar Performance, Competition Driveline Service, BLZ, and Outerwears. Stay up to date with what is going on with Bill and the B2 Motorsports team by checking out the Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/bsquaredmotorsports. Schedule changes, rain outs, and race updates are posted on the Facebook page as they happen. Also remember to check out Bill Balog and the B2 Motorsports Team by visiting www.billbalog.com for driver and crew bios, our schedule, pictures, videos, and to sign our guestbook if you’d like to.

 

It’s time to GO!
Citrus County Speedway, July 26, 2014
Hello TBARA!

We are back in action after a 2 month summer break, and are looking forward to seeing everyone at Citrus County Speedway on 7-26-14. Remember, Citrus has to dodge a curfew, so they start their show EARLY.
Pits open at 12
Practice starts at 2
Heat races begin at 5:30
As a courtesy to our teams, we will be using our new “Fast Pay” system for the first time. As you know, we are used to waiting after the races for our host tracks to pay us, then we use that cash to prepare the payout for the teams. This time, we will have the payout prepared in advance, so as soon as tech is settled, we’ll pay off and everyone can get on the road. It should save everyone and hour or two!
Our next race is August 30 at New Smyrna Speedway. This is over the long Labor Day weekend, so we hope everyone can make the trip.
Here is a friendly reminder about tires: make sure that the American Racer tires that you will be using are the correct compound. It is clearly marked on each tire.
Right rear 132
Left rear 130
Right front 131
A note to any “wingless” racer….if you are interested in giving a winged TBARA show a try, there are wings available for rent. I don’t know the price yet, but it will be reasonable, and you can give us a try. Contact Rex at boneman85@earhtlink.net for more information.
Remember teams, nothing succeeds like car count! We had 21 at our last event, and were very pleased with the additions to our field. Good car counts make it possible to add more events to our schedule, so please make every effort to be race ready, and to put your foot in it at Citrus!

 

Waynesfield Raceway Park

www.waynesfieldracewaypark.net | 419.568.3201

After a week long vacation, Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio now sits directly in the crossroads of a buckeye state non wing showdown this Saturday, July 19. Waynesfield regulars go head-to-head with the traveling warriors of the BOSS non wing series for bragging rights and a $1500 payday. Car counts are expected to be on the high side for the 4th Annual Dick Spencer Memorial with Waynesfield hosting one of the only weekly non wing programs in the entire state of Ohio. Current point leader Kyle Simon comes into the weekend with momentum from his win two weeks ago. He leads by 44 points over Mike Dunlap and young gun Cooper Clouse. Current BOSS point leader Mike Miller is no stranger to Waynesfield scoring two victories on the season and a spot just inside the top 20 in points. The Post Agri Service UMP Modifieds, Performance Powder Coating ASMA Mini Sprints, Block Insurance Tough Trucks, and the Indian Lake Outfitter Compacts are also on the agenda bringing race fans a full program of racing for just $12. Online sports radio group, Gem City Sports Network, has signed on to bring race fans a taped delayed broadcast of Saturday’s feature racing program. The broadcast will be made available online following the race and live at the track over the public address system. Raffle tickets will also be on sale at the track for a chance to ride with track official Jamie Sizemore during the Dick Spencer Memorial race assisting with both pushing cars and pacing the field. All proceeds from the raffle go directly to support Tim Calicoat, driver of the #7 non wing sprint, who was injured in a rollover crash on July 5. Drivers will also be passing their helmets throughout the grandstands accepting donations for his recovery. Gates swing open at 4PM in the pits; 5PM in the grandstands. Cars hit the racing surface at 6PM for warm-ups with racing set to begin at 7PM. Adult general admission is just $12 for the 4th annual event. Children ages 11-15 are just $6; 10 years and under are free. Pit passes are $25. All the details on the event are available online at www.waynesfieldracewaypark.net, on Facebook, and on Twitter.

 

 

Ryan Wilson Will Follow PA Outlaw Swing!

Wilson Will Join ‘Greatest Show on Dirt’ for Three Consecutive Events

By Fully Injected Motorsports PR

Contact: F.I. Motorsports altmeyer119@gmail.com / info@fullyinjected.com / FullyInjected.com Twitter: @FI_Motorsports

Maytown, PA (July 16th, 2014) - Ryan Wilson will join the greatest sprint car drivers in the world for three (3) consecutive nights of competition beginning Thursday evening, July 17th. Wilson, who pilots the Ryan Wilson Racing, Pork-Be Inspired, Dent Tech, Delco Signs, Subway of Manchester, no. 29 ‘410’ sprint car, will take-on the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series during all three (3) of their central Pennsylvania swing events; hoping to represent the ‘Pennsylvania Posse’ nation proudly and help keep the ‘Outlaws’ out of victory lane. Ryan Wilson’s three-day ‘Outlaw’ venture will kick-off on Thursday evening, July 17th at the Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania. The Lincoln date is the second of the 2014 season for the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series.

After making a Thursday night visit to the Lincoln Speedway in the Pigeon Hills, Ryan Wilson, and the entire Ryan Wilson Racing ‘29’ operation, will rejoin the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series trail, and make the short trip north from Abbottstown to the Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania for the infamous ‘Summer Nationals.’ Two (2) full days of ‘410’ sprint car racing awaits Ryan Wilson at ‘The Grove;’ with preliminary action kicking-off on Friday evening, July 18th. The ‘Summer Nationals’ weekend will be highlighted with the 30-lap/$20,000-to-win finale on Saturday evening, July 19th.

The Word of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series is undefeated at the Williams Grove Speedway in 2014; with Daryn Pittman sweeping action during their May appearance. Ryan Wilson, who will enter the weekend with not only a fresh powerplant, but also a fresh new look, hopes to end the ‘Outlaw’ undefeated streak at Williams Grove Speedway, and simultaneously, end his non-winning streak in ‘410’ competition. The Maytown, Pennsylvania native has yet to earn a career-first ‘410’ main event win, but hopes to shock the countryside and come out on top during one of the biggest weekends of the Pennsylvania season. It is already certain that Ryan Wilson will be a threat to win at any event during his entire career, but a victory this weekend would do nothing but secure his name in the history books.

Those who would like to learn more about the upcoming World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series dates in Central Pennsylvania, please visit the series live on the web at www.woosprint.com.

Ryan Wilson would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Pork - Be Inspired, Dent Tech, Delco Designs, Thru It All Body Shop, Obers Firewood, Subway of Manchester, Doncin Transport, Dustin Nagy Excavating.

Be sure to keep up with Ryan Wilson on all of the available social networks; including Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/RWR29 and Twitter - https://twitter.com/RyanWilson_29 - as well as live on the web at http://www.ryanwilsonracing.com/

Recent Highlights: New 10-lap track record holder at Lincoln Speedway (PA) 2014 Wins: 0

 

 

Bergman Grabs Pair of Fourth-Place Finishes During ASCS Swing Through Montana

Inside Line Promotions - BILLINGS, Mont. (July 16, 2014) - Seth Bergman had two very different routes to the same result last weekend.

Despite a high draw both nights, Bergman earned a pair of fourth-place results during the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour's lone visit to Montana.

The weekend kicked off last Friday at Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, where Bergman started seventh in his heat race.

"We had wet track conditions and I had a good heat," he said. "Once the track got racy we were all right."

After placing sixth in his heat race, Bergman rallied from fifth to second place in the B Main to earn a transfer into the main event.

"In the B Main it started to get where it was two lanes and you could race," he said. "(In the main event) I was just charging the whole time. I didn't have anything to lose. I didn't race with any regret. Honestly, I just went where they weren't. You kind of have to when you start that far back."

Bergman charged from 18th to fourth, which earned him the Hard Charger Award.

A similar draw on Saturday also lined Bergman up seventh in his heat race at Billings Motorsports Park.

"Sometimes the high draw can be a blessing if you get the right heat race and right circumstances," he said. "The track was racy enough. That was probably the best heat race I've been in all year as far as the opportunity."

Bergman maneuvered from seventh to third place, which gave him a position in the feature redraw. He then pulled the No. 5 in the random draw to line up on the inside of the third row for the main event.

"I was still fast, but I started up there," he said. "I ran third most of the race. I pressured Jason (Johnson) for a while and ended up getting in a race with Aaron (Reutzel) for third."

Bergman ended with his second straight fourth-place finish and his 13th top five of the season.

He will return to action with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour this Friday at Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, S.D.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 11 - Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont. - Heat race: 6 (7); B Main: 2 (5); Feature: 4 (18).

July 12 - Billings Motorsports Park in Billings, Mont. - Heat race: 3 (7); Feature: 4 (5).

SEASON STATS -

29 races, 6 wins, 13 top fives, 20 top 10s, 24 top 15s, 26 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, S.D., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

LIVE COVERAGE -

To keep up to speed with Bergman at every Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event, visit http://www.RacinBoys.com for free, live audio. Additionally, RacinBoys will provide live Pay-Per-View video at select races.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SethBergmanRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BergmanRacing

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SethBergmanRacing

VIDEOS -

Here is a link to highlights of Bergman's victory at Skagit Speedway on May 17 (starts around 13:10): http://youtu.be/gMPkdGd90e8

APPAREL -

Bergman has men's and women's t-shirts available for sale at his race trailer during events he competes in this season.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - SpeedMart

Based in Burlington, Wash., SpeedMart is a leading sprint car, midget and micro sprint parts distributor. For more information, visit http://www.SpeedMartInc.com.

"SpeedMart has been helping me pretty much since I started sprint car racing when I was 16-years-old," Bergman said. "I'm proud to have SpeedMart Owner Barry Martinez on the car. He's great to work with and treats us like gold. It's nice to be involved with people who are passionate about racing."

Bergman would also like to thank Oilfield Equipment & Manufacturing, Corridor Electric, ASI Racing Engines, Print Place, Young Tools and CSI Shocks for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

Inside Line Promotions specializes in affordable public relations and media management for motor sports drivers, teams, sponsors, tracks, series, events, organizations and manufacturers. ILP Founder Shawn Miller leverages professional journalism with new media technologies and social networking to improve your exposure and the return on investment for your sponsors.

To meet the media relations needs of your program and to join Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or InsideLinePromotions@gmail.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

 

 

Wings Unlimited Drivers Capture Trio of Speedweek Championships

Inside Line Promotions - BIGLERVILLE, Pa. (July 16, 2014) - Wings Unlimited has been well represented during the start of the summer.

In addition to the dozens of recent victories, a trio of drivers used Wings Unlimited products en route to a Speedweek title.

Lucas Wolfe earned the famed PA Speedweek championship and he guided a 1-2-3 finish in the standings during the premier week of competition.

Jason Barney was consistent throughout the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints Speedweek to claim the crown.

Derek Hagar won three of the four USCS Speedweek races to capture his first-career Speedweek title.

On top of the Speedweek titles, nearly three dozen drivers recorded at least one feature victory.

410 FEATURE WINNERS -

Lance Dewease advanced from fifth to take the lead on Lap 15 en route to his first win of the season at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., last Saturday.

Chris Meyers claimed the Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association event at I-77 Raceway Park in Ripley, W.V., on Friday.

Rod George led the distance to capture his 44th career victory at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., last Friday. He also charged from ninth to pick up a win at Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, Pa., on June 28.

Brent Marks captured the Jan Opperman Memorial PA Speedweek finale at Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa., on July 6.

Wolfe advanced from sixth to claim the PA Speedweek event at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., on July 5.

Jamie Veal earned his first career victory at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio, on July 5.

Greg Hodnett won back-to-back PA Speedweek events at Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pa., on July 1 and at Hagerstown Speedway in Hagerstown, Md., the following night to give him 25 career Speedweek triumphs. Hodnett added a win at Port Royal Speedway on May 31.

Kyle Moody captured his first career victory at Lincoln Speedway during the Kevin Gobrecht Memorial to kick off the PA Speedweek on June 28.

Jason Solwold powered to a qualifying night triumph to kick off the Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., on June 26.

Dylan Cisney earned his second career win at Port Royal Speedway on June 21.

Robbie Kendall led every lap from the pole to record his first career 410 win at Lincoln Speedway on June 21.

AJ Bruns recorded his second Midwest Open Wheel Association victory of the season on June 20 at Bloomington Speedway in Bloomington, Ind.

Doug Esh took the lead with eight laps remaining en route to the triumph at Port Royal Speedway on June 14.

JJ Grasso captured his first-ever win at Lincoln Speedway on June 7.

Austin Hogue garnered his first career 410 victory at Lincoln Speedway on May 31.

Steve Buckwalter notched a win at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., on May 30.

360/358 FEATURE WINNERS -

Randy Hannagan captured a trio of wins during the past month. Hannagan rallied from seventh to claim the NRA event at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, last Friday. Hannagan also won the SOD/NRA co-sanctioned event at Butler Motor Speedway in Quincy, Pa., on June 14 and he recorded his 16th career win at Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima, Ohio, on June 13.

Barney was victorious at Fulton Speedway in Fulton, N.Y., during the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints Speedweek event on July 5. He also claimed the Patriot Sprint tour race at Fulton Speedway on June 7.

Kendall earned a pair of victories at Trail-Way Speedway in Hanover, Pa., on July 4 and June 20.

Mark Smith powered to the URC victory at Bedford Speedway in Bedford, Pa., on June 27.

Isaac Sneeringer recorded his first win of the season at Trail-Way Speedway on June 27.

Joe Ramaker won ASCS Frontier Region events at Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont., on June 21 and at Billings Motorsports Park in Billings, Mont., on June 14.

Danny Martin Jr. returned to Top Gun Sprints Victory Lane on June 21 at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla.

Adrian Shaffer scored his ninth career victory at Williams Grove Speedway on June 21.

Jon Agan became the first repeat winner of the season with the Sprint Invaders when he was victorious at Mt. Dew Bloomfield Speedway in Bloomfield, Iowa, on June 20.

Brock Zearfoss took the lead just before the midpoint of the 25-lap feature en route to his first triumph at Selinsgrove Speedway on June 21. Zearfoss also led the distance for the win at Williams Grove Speedway on May 30.

Hagar captured his 10th win of the season on June 14 at East Alabama Motor Speedway in Phenix City, Ala.

Chase Dietz garnered his second career victory at Lincoln Speedway on June 7.

Jeff Rohrbaugh earned his first two-win weekend by leading every lap at Lincoln Speedway on May 31 and at Trail-Way Speedway on May 30.

305/SPORTSMAN WINNERS -

Chad Trout made a last-lap pass on Saturday to garner his third win of the season at Williams Grove Speedway.

Mike Haggenbottom earned back-to-back victories at New Eygpt Speedway in New Egypt, N.J., last Saturday and on July 5.

Mike Wagner II took the lead on Lap 16 and cruised to the victory at Susquehanna Speedway Park in Newberrytown, Pa., on June 21.

Scott Geesey advanced from ninth to win at Williams Grove Speedway on June 21.

Jimmy Morris notched the triumph at Mercer Raceway Park on June 21 after starting third.

Bobby Hockenberry led the distance at Williams Grove Speedway to pick up the win on June 7.

WINGS UNLIMITED -

Located in Biglerville, Pa., Wings Unlimited - the next generation in sprint car wing manufacturing - is leading the way to future technology in sprint car racing. Since its inception in 2000, Wings Unlimited has risen to the task of proving that it has the best product available. Over the years, Wings Unlimited has not only proven itself locally, but also on a national level. With the future fast approaching and new technology growing, Wings Unlimited is searching for a more aerodynamically inclined wing on a daily basis. To learn more about Wings Unlimited, visit http://www.SprintWingsUnlimited.com.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

Inside Line Promotions specializes in affordable public relations and media management for motor sports drivers, teams, sponsors, tracks, series, events, organizations and manufacturers. ILP Founder Shawn Miller leverages professional journalism with new media technologies and social networking to improve your exposure and the return on investment for your sponsors.

To meet the media relations needs of your program and to join Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or InsideLinePromotions@gmail.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

 

 

AUTO VALUE BUMPER TO BUMPER SUPER SPRINTS RETURN TO M-40 SPEEDWAY ON SATURDAY NIGHT

CASSOPOLIS, Mich. (July 16, 2014) – The Auto Value Bumper to Bumper Super Sprints return to action on Saturday, July 19 at M-40 (MI) Speedway. This weekend’s event concludes a busy stretch that featured six races during the previous three weeks in the states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio.

Five-time series champion Jason Blonde continues to sit atop the point standings with a 76 point advantage over Kevin Feeney with six events remaining. Blonde has amassed six top-five finishes while Feeney has posted seven top-10s. Third in the standings is Davey Hamilton Jr. with Jo Jo Helberg and Tom Geren filling out the top five.

Drivers that have scored feature victories in 2014 include Jimmy McCune (Angola), Helberg (Kalamazoo and Dixie), Ryan Litt (Toledo), Troy DeCaire (M-40) and most recently Jerry Caryer (New Paris).

Turning in a dominant performance, Florida’s Troy DeCaire dominated the 30-lap feature at M-40 Speedway in Jones, Mich. on Saturday, June 14. DeCaire became the fourth different winner in the opening four events.

Following DeCaire across the finish line included former Hoosier Outlaw Sprint Series Champion Tim Cox with Chris Neuenschwander holding off Jo Jo Helberg for the final podium spot. Series point’s leader Jason Blonde rounded out the top-five finishers.

In addition to Winged Sprint Cars, Modifieds, Street Stocks and M-40 Stocks will be part of the racing program. On Saturday, practice begins at 3 p.m. with qualifying set for 5 and the racing program starting at 7:07. Tickets for Adults are $15, Students (11-15) - $8 with Kids (10 and Under) – Free.

For more series information on the Auto Value Bumper to Bumper Super Sprints, visit www.SuperSprints.com. For event information, visit www.m40speedway.net.

 

 

Billy Alley/Ironwood Builders

July 16, 2014 (by Jeff White)
It’s been a while since the Ironwood Builders/Billy Alley #3 sprint car has seen the track. With the recent rash of rainouts in the area
the team was eager to get back out of the shop and on to the race track. This past weekend Billy Alley and the team raced 3nights,
Friday with the ASCS Midwest Region in Park Jefferson, SD. Saturday & Sunday the team competed with the Nebraska 360 Sprint Car
Series in Rising City and Albion, NE.
Friday night would see the Carpetland/Klone Farms #3 start the A feature in the 6th position after a great run in the heat race from
7th to 2nd. At the end of the 25 lap feature Billy would cross the stripe in the 2nd position, a solid run to start the 3 race weekend.
Saturday night it was back to the Butler County Speedway, a track that is familiar for the driver and team. The heat race would see
the #3 advance 3 positions locking solidly putting it in the A feature. The A feature would see the Ironwood Builders/Colby Ridge
Popcorn #3 start in the 6th position. After some nail biting laps and competitive racing the #3 would ultimately finish in the 3rd
position, 2nd trip to the podium for the weekend.
Sunday the team went to Albion Nebraska at the Boone County Fairgrounds. The heat race would again see the #3 advance 3
positions locking him in to the top 8 redraw for the A feature. The Carpetland/Klone Farms #3 would start the A feature in the 6th
position. If you’ve never been to the Boone County Fairgrounds you need to make the trip next time, the racing surface yields some
great racing action and you won’t be disappointed. After some close calls and exciting racing in the feature the #3 would finish in
the 3rd position. It was the 3rd consecutive night on the podium for the #3
It was a solid race weekend for the team, 3 nights and 3 podium finishes. Another great weekend of raising some money for the Git-
R-Done Foundation!
Next Up: Thursday 7/17 I-80 Speedway (NE 360’s)
We would like to thank our sponsors: Ironwood Builders, Carpetland, Klone Farms, Colby Ridge Popcorn, Vogt Poured Walls, Astro
Buildings, Duteau Chevrolet – Subaru, Stepping Stone Genetics, the Buda Family, Depicted Image by Jeff White, Troy and Tyler
Walvoord, M & K Fence, K & N Filters, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Minuteman Printing, Snappy Popcorn Co., Vermeer, Big Red Tire Pros,
Stewarts Concrete, Schmit Automotive, Harris Decals, Lincoln Clutch and Brake

 

Schedule Constraints Force Cancellation of Dirt Classic Qualifier at Bedford Speedway

While rain forced the cancellation of the initial running of the Dirt Classic Qualifier event at Bedford Speedway, officials have decided against rescheduling the race due to a tight schedule for both sprint car teams and the track itself.

The race, originally to be run on Sunday, June 8th, was the second of two pre-qualifier events for the $20,000-to-win Dirt Classic Presented by Kasey Kahne at Lincoln Speedway on September 27th.

“We enjoyed working with the Bedford Speedway team and were really looking forward to having a race there,” Jarrod Adams said. “We’re disappointed, but adding a race to this season’s already full card wouldn’t be a smart decision for the racers or the fans.”

Central Pennsylvania's Danny Dietrich was the winner of the first $5,000-to-win qualifier race and clinched a guaranteed starting spot in September’s event. The format of the event, which will be announced in the coming weeks, is sure to provide exciting racing for the fans.

Tickets for the Dirt Classic Presented by Kasey Kahne can be purchased online at TicketForce or at various events around the region, including the World of Outlaws race at Lincoln Speedway on Thursday, July 17th. Stop by behind the grandstands to save $5 on each Advanced General Admission ticket purchase!

About The Dirt Classic Presented By Kasey Kahne: NASCAR star Kasey Kahne has enjoyed racing success in Central Pennsylvania as a fan, driver, car owner and promoter. With his roots in winged sprint car racing and a respect for the passion of the sprint car faithful, Kahne has created The Dirt Classic Presented by Kasey Kahne. The first annual event will feature two $5,000-to-win qualifying races before the $20,000-to-win race at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., on Saturday, Sept. 27. For more information about the event, visit www.DirtClassic.com, follow along on Twitter at twitter.com/DirtClassic and Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheDirtClassic.

 

 

SIX J&J DRIVERS RACE TO VICTORY

McKENZIE, TN –Six J&J Auto Racing teams took their machines to victory lane last weekend in Sprint car racing across the land. Jeff Swindell won an ASCS National Tour event in Montana, Lee Grosz won a NOSA event in Minnesota, Brooke Tatnell came out on top in UMSS action, Tyler Ross won in Pennsylvania, Brandon Jennings made it two in a row in Oklahoma while Kyle Sager was victorious in New Mexico.

LEE GROSZ

Lee Grosz came out victorious last Thursday night as the NOSA Outlaw Sprint Car Series made their annual visit to Norman County Raceway in Ada, Minnesota. It was Grosz in the No. 4 J&J and fellow J&J racer Wade Nygaard (No. 9 J&J) that battled it out during the final 10 laps. The two exchanged slide jobs lap after lap with Grosz ultimately pulling away and earning his first ever win at the track.

"I just knew I needed to get clear of (Nygaard) if I wanted to win," said Grosz, who won the race with a 360 cubic motor competing against 410s. "I needed to get out by myself and run my line in clean air. They had an awesome track tonight. One of the raciest tracks I've been on this year."

TYLER ROSS

Tyler Ross won in only his second appearance of the year at Lincoln Speedway in the 20-lap “358” sprint car feature. Ross, driving the Tim Eldreth #23J J&J, started sixth, took the lead six laps into the race and led the final 14 laps to earn his second career Lincoln win.

JEFF SWINDELL

Jeff Swindell was all smiles after his victory Saturday night at Billings (Montana) Motorsports Park. He raced the Heartland Catfish sponsored No. 94 J&J to his second ASCS National event triumph of 2014 by leading every lap of the main event. The victory didn’t come easy as the Memphis-area native had to maneaver lapped traffic and find the fast way around the track to secure the win.

"When you're running a cushion like that, being out in the open air really makes a world of difference,” said the winner. “The cushion's really hard to see when you get behind somebody because they are just blowing up so much dust off the tires, so you have to just feel your way to the cushion by the car in front of you so it makes it really good to be sitting out front."

KYLE SAGER

Kyle Sager picked up his fourth win of 2014 last Saturday night at Southern New Mexico Speedway in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Sager wheeled his No. 9 J&J to victory.

BROOKE TATNELL

Australian Sprint car star Brooke Tatnell put on a show last Friday night in Duane Nelson’s No. 14 J&J scoring his 27th career UMSS win at the Open Wheel Nationals at St. Croix (Wisconsin) Raceway. Tatnell started 18th and methodically passed cars seemingly in every corner. By lap 19, he was up to second and during the final six laps he overtook Carson McCarl to score the victory.

BRANDON JENNINGS

Brandon Jennings made it two wins in a row at Lawton Speedway as he raced his No. 21 J&J to victory for the second consecutive weekend in the Sprints division. He not only won the feature event, but he swept the program by also taking the win in his heat race.

 

 

First Time Victors Dominate Win Column in Oswego Speedway’s Pathfinder Bank Small Block Super Division

OSWEGO, NY (July 16, 2014) – Just eight races into the 2014 Pathfinder Bank Small Block Super season at Oswego Speedway, four different drivers have reached victory lane for the first time, collecting five total main event victories between them.

Oswego High School standout Anthony Losurdo, Mike Bruce, Jon Tesoriero, and now third generation driver Alex Hoag have all joined the Speedway’s all-time Pathfinder Bank Small Block Super win list with victories in 2014.

Bruce, the most seasoned veteran of the group, has actually visited victory lane twice this season with wins in the Speedway’s Spring Championship on May 31 as well as a Grand Prix victory on July 5. Driving the Woodchuck Saloon No. 22, Bruce stands sixth in overall driver points, just three markers behind another first time winner.

Losurdo, who ranks fifth in the driver standings driving the Lighthouse Lanes No. 1, went to victory lane on June 7 as a part of the first round of the Shea Concrete ‘Steel Palace’ ISMA Super Series. Losurdo outgunned Hoag and Camden Proud for victory on the first weekend in June to lead the youngest trio of podium finishers in Speedway history.

With three top five finishes on the season, Losurdo trails former Pathfinder Bank Small Block Super champion Kreig Heroth by only five points for fourth in the championship.

With a podium finish on June 7, Hoag got a glimpse of victory lane in the National Parts Peddler Newspaper No. 73, and would finally reach Turning Stone Resort Casino Victory Lane just last Saturday with a King of Wings VI victory. The son of Oswego Speedway Hall of Famer Dean Hoag and grandson of legendary driving veteran Dutch Hoag, Alex now extends his family legacy at the Speedway with another Hoag victory.

Despite not starting the first main event of the season back in May, Hoag’s stellar 2014 campaign still sees him riding eighth in the overall driver standings trailing Tesoriero by 14 championship points.

Tesoriero himself is the fourth first time winner so far in 2014, driving to a win at the Speedway on June 21 in the Four Sevens Motorsports No. 47. A former dirt sportsman driver, Tesoriero has adapted to asphalt racing with great precision in recent years, riding seventh in the driver standings with five top ten finishes on the year.

While first time winners have dominated victory lane this season, its two veterans filling out the current win column.

Pathfinder Bank Small Block Super point leader Andrew Schartner has two victories on the season, being the first two main events of the year coming on May 10 and May 24. Schartner, in the Crow Motorsports No. 18, holds an 86-point advantage on Jack Patrick in the race for the series championship.

Joining Schartner with a victory this season is Jason Simmons in the Team Tapout No. 98, with a main event win on June 14. Simmons, who collected his first Oswego feature win in 2013, had issues last Saturday dropping him to ninth in the championship battle.

With the Summer Championship, presented by C’s Beverage Center and Crop Production Services, now on the horizon Saturday, the question becomes who could be the next driver to join the ranks of first time Speedway victors?

Young pilots Proud and Josh Kerr no doubt lead the charge.

Behind the wheel of the Step One Creative No. 54, Proud has impressed this season with five consecutive top ten finishes at just 15 years of age. The son of former SBS and Supermodified racer Tim Proud, Camden continues to display the tools and smarts of a veteran driving in his homebuilt Small Block Super.

Kerr has had a breakout season of sorts in the Roofing Trade Services No. 8, riding in the top ten in points nearly the entire season. With two top five finishes and five top ten runs, Kerr is no doubt knocking on the door step of a podium finish.

Fans can reserve seats today for this weekend’s Summer Championship by calling the Speedway’s main box office at (315) 342-0646.

General admission seating is available for only $15 this weekend with padded reserved seating for $20. Pit admission on Saturday is $30 with VIP seating available for $75.

Price Chopper Tickets to Go are available for Saturday’s Summer Championship show at any Price Chopper Supermarkets location for just $14 with kids 16 and under again free with paid adult.

For more information on Oswego Speedway visit online at www.oswegospeedway.com or LIKE on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway or FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway. Those interested in Speedway video programming online can subscribe to the Speedway’s YouTube Channel, ‘OswegoSpeedwayOnline’.

 

 

Dills Returning to Cottage Grove Speedway This Saturday

Inside Line Promotions - COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. (July 16, 2014) - Patrick Dills is rejuvenated following a weekend off to spend time with his family.

Dills will return to Northwest Extreme Sprints competition this Saturday at Cottage Grove Speedway, where he ranks fifth in the championship standings - only 17 points out of third place.

"I'm looking forward to getting back out there and taking what we learned racing against the 360s," he said. "I'm continuing to gain confidence as well."

Two weeks ago Dills drove his way into an ASCS Northwest Region main event against cars with approximately 200 more horsepower. Now that he will be on the same playing field this Saturday, Dills is aiming for another top five.

"We've been consistent with top-10 finishes," he said. "The goal of completing all the laps remains up there and I'd like to keep the top-10 streak alive, but it'd be awesome to add another top five."

Dills has earned a top 10 in each of the six Northwest Extreme Sprint races at the quarter-mile oval this season.

SEASON STATS -

10 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 6 top 10s, 6 top 15s, 8 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore.

MEDIA LINKS -

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Patrick-Dills-Racing/236840896439816?ref=br_tf

Twitter: https://twitter.com/PatrickDills90

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Weeman's Small Engine Repair

Weeman's Small Engine Repair is owned and operated by Jacob Farmen, who is Patrick's nephew. Located in Cottage Grove, Ore., Weeman's Small Engine Repair focuses on fixing and rebuilding an assortment of small engines.

"Without Jake none of it would be possible," Dills said. "He's been my wingman throughout my career. He keeps me in check and works his heart out day in and day out to make sure I have the best opportunity."

Dills would also like to thank Jerry Dills Trucking, BC Motorsports, All Seasons Equipment, Keith Whitaker Trucking, Steel House, Bonnichsen Repair, Rocket Designs and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

Inside Line Promotions specializes in affordable public relations and media management for motor sports drivers, teams, sponsors, tracks, series, events, organizations and manufacturers. ILP Founder Shawn Miller leverages professional journalism with new media technologies and social networking to improve your exposure and the return on investment for your sponsors.

To meet the media relations needs of your program and to join Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or InsideLinePromotions@gmail.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

 

 

Tankersley Heading into ASCS Gulf South Region Doubleheader this Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - HIGHLANDS, Texas (July 16, 2014) - Channin Tankersley will return to ASCS Gulf South Region action this weekend holding onto a 76-point advantage in the championship standings.

"I don't plan on going there in protect-mode," he said. "We're attacking this weekend like we have any other. We're going after the win and hoping not to crash."

Tankersley, who leads the ASCS Gulf South with seven top fives and 13 top 10s in 16 races this season, will kick off the weekend on Friday at Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas.

He has finished in the top 10 in all eight races at the track the past two season, but is searching for his first podium there during that span.

"I guess you could say the monkey is on our back at that place," he said. "Over the past two years I don't think we've had a worse finish than ninth, but our best finish has been fourth. I don't know why we've stalled out there. We used to be so dominant."

Tankersley will then make his debut at Leesville 171 Speedway in Leesville, La., on Saturday.

"I've heard it's a really fast, dry-slick place," he said. "If it holds up to its reputation it should be a good show. I'm going in there blind, but we've done that before and won."

SEASON STATS -

25 races, 2 wins, 10 top fives, 16 top 10s, 18 top 15s, 21 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas, and Saturday at Leesville 171 Speedway in Leesville, La., with the ASCS Gulf South Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChanninTankersley?fref=ts

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TankRacing

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Marvin and Peggy Pearson

Marvin and Peggy Pearson have owned and sponsored sprint cars for several years.

"Marvin and Peggy Pearson stepped up to the plate to give me a great opportunity to pursue the ASCS Gulf South Region championship this year," Tankersley said. "I can't thank them enough for their support and I look forward to taking them to the title."

Tankersley would also like to thank Challenger Drilling, Miller's Machine & Welding, Accu-Fab, Griffith Truck & Equipment, Day Motorsports and Watercraft Plus, LLC for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

Inside Line Promotions specializes in affordable public relations and media management for motor sports drivers, teams, sponsors, tracks, series, events, organizations and manufacturers. ILP Founder Shawn Miller leverages professional journalism with new media technologies and social networking to improve your exposure and the return on investment for your sponsors.

To meet the media relations needs of your program and to join Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or InsideLinePromotions@gmail.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

 

 

Hanks Hangs on for 12th-Place Result at Riverside International Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (July 16, 2014) - Brandon Hanks is ready to put last weekend behind him.

Following a late decision to tackle the USCS Speedweek finale on Saturday at Riverside International Speedway, Hanks and his team struggled on the tricky track after a high draw started them in the back of a heat race.

"We just had a bad draw," he said. "Somebody had to make a mistake for you to pass or you had to get a great run out of the corners and drag race them down the straightaway. It was heavy around the bottom. If you got on the top they'd eat you alive on the bottom."

Hanks advanced from seventh to fifth place in his heat race, which relegated him to a B Main. After finishing second in the consolation race, he started the main event on the inside of the ninth row.

"We had made it up to about 10th and we were all riding around the bottom," he said. "Dalton Davis had passed me on the outside. I thought he found something and I went up top to make something happen and I couldn't do it like he did. I lost a few spots and then went back to running the bottom."

Hanks ended with a 12th-place result.

He is headed to Oklahoma this weekend for an ASCS Sooner Region doubleheader. The action kicks off on Friday at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, where Hanks has finishes of 12th and 11th, respectively, this season.

"Creek County is my favorite," he said. "I like the little bullring stuff. I've always liked the little bitty race tracks."

Hanks will wrap up the weekend on Saturday at Lawton Speedway in Lawton. He finished 15th in his lone race at the track this year.

"I like Lawton," he said. "I just haven't had a good result there. We were looking to have a good result last time, but I screwed up in the heat race and we got behind. I hope we can turn things around there. We're fast and we're confident. We just need a little bit of luck."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 12 - Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark. - Heat race: 5 (7); B Main: 2 (2); Feature: 12 (17).

SEASON STATS -

27 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 9 top 10s, 18 top 15s, 21 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., and Saturday at Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla., with the ASCS Sooner Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HanksMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Brandon_K_Hanks

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hanks-Motorsports/135263046488177

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"RE Enterprises has been in my corner since I was racing mini sprints," Hanks said. "I can't thank them enough for their support in my racing endeavors as well as with my powder coating business."

Hanks would also like to thank Performance Powder Coating, D&B Farms, Blue City Neon Signs & Graphics, J&J Auto Racing, Wesmar Racing Engines, Walls Paint and Body Shop, Hinchman Racewear and ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

Inside Line Promotions specializes in affordable public relations and media management for motor sports drivers, teams, sponsors, tracks, series, events, organizations and manufacturers. ILP Founder Shawn Miller leverages professional journalism with new media technologies and social networking to improve your exposure and the return on investment for your sponsors.

To meet the media relations needs of your program and to join Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or InsideLinePromotions@gmail.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

 

 

KIDZ NITE at MRP Saturday Sprint Cars headline 5 division show

Marysville- It’s one of the best times of the year at MRP this Saturday. It’s the annual KIDZ NITE celebration at Paul and Kathy Hawes’ Marysville Raceway Park Saturday. The mighty MRP Winged Sprint Cars will return in a 5 division show that features primary MRP classes. The 2 fendered divisions will compliment the open wheel madness of the MRP Winged Sprint Car Series and the MRP Wingless Sprint Cars. The spectacular action of the MRP Mini Stocks and Hobby stocks will also be showcased. A return visit of the 1960s Vintage Hard Tops is also on the card.

All children 12 and under are admitted FREE when accompanied by adult supervision. It’s a great family night at the races. There will be a huge number of toy giveaways during the course of the evening. There will be bicycle giveaways and lots of goodies for the youngsters. In addition Mini Soap Box Derby Races will be held for the youngsters.

Six lucky kids will be called down to the front stretch to do the all-important pill draw for starting positions in the MRP Winged Sprint Car feature. They will be able to come down on the track and meet the star driver’s who’ve earned the top six starting positions. Each child will make the draw on behalf of the qualified driver.

The MRP Winged Sprint Cars will be back in mid-season form with a more tightly bunched group of drivers at the top than one might have anticipated at this time of the season. Paradise driver John Michael Bunch remains the point leader with Woodland’s Peter Paulson now in second. Rookie star Jeremy Hawes of Marysville is in third with Oroville’s Heath Hall dropping to fourth after a big crash last Saturday night.

A fine field of the winged cars is expected. In addition to those mentioned above, three time champion Brent Dothage of Kelseyville will be back after his big crash (with Hall) last Saturday night. Five-time champ Korey Lovell of Yuba City will return Saturday as well as twin brother Kevin Lovell. Kevin Lovell, who is starting to climb the championship point ladder, is a major threat when he’s not bending wings. In fact, if you add points for an average finish in place of his two flip over crashes this season, Kevin Lovell would be just a couple of points out of the championship point lead.

Last week’s winner, Marysville’s Brandon Dozier, will be a formidable opponent as his stock has gone up by leaps and bounds. Dozier is becoming sprint car eye-candy to the fans. His win it or wear it performances have been a fine addition to one of MRP’s most exciting sprint car seasons in years.

Three time champ Billy Wallace and fellow Grass Valley resident Jeremy Burt have been factors in each of the last three seasons and will be there to challenge for the win.

Another driver who id due in victory lane is 2004 MRP champion and four-time Montana State champion Mike Monahan. Monahan pulls to MRP from Sparks Nevada every week these days. It is a Contingency Connection event offering significant bonuses to feature event winners.

The MRP Wingless Warriors will return after a three week hiatus with championship point leader Tim Sherman of Sacramento leading the way.

Only five points separate the top three drivers with Grass Valley’s Brett Youngman only two markers out of the lead and Marysville’s Josh Vieira three point behind Youngman. The wingless sprint cars rely on car control without the benefit of aerodynamic wings. They can be a little out of control, but it is a thrilling class to watch.

The MRP Mini Stocks and the always controversial MRP Hobby Stocks will also be offered as slam bang additions to the program.

In the MRP Mini Stock class there is a tie at the top of the championship point standings. Linda’s James Foster and last week’s feature event winner, Yuba City’s Kyle Davey, are deadlocked at the top. Yuba City’s Jimmy Ford is only two points out of the top spot as well! All three have visited victory lane.

After last week’s controversial fender-banging, wall-slamming finish in the MRP Hobby Stock feature it may be hard to find a seat when the big-bad “Hobbys” close out the show. The Jeremy Hammons-Eddie Hammett rivalry is at its zenith after last Saturday night. It’s anybody’s guess how this one will turn out. No one could have guessed that last week’s feature event winner, Eddie Hammett of Olivehurst would slide across the finish line backwards to win! Be sure and stick around for this one.

In addition, the California Hard Tops will be back for a second run at MRP. Theses 60s style modified stock cars made a big hit last time out when bay area sprint car driver Jim Perry jumped into one roared to a fine win. They are big and clumsy by today’s standards, but they are an absolute kick to watch and put on a great show.

So, make your plans to be at MRP this Saturday night for a wild show and celebrate the drivers and fans of the future on KIDZ NITE at the Yuba Sutter area’s only professional sporting event! Bad fast speeds and fender-crunching action...and maybe a free bike! What could be better?

The pit gate opens at 3PM. Grandstands open at 5PM. Hot Laps are at 5:30 with qualifying scheduled for 6:15. Racing begins after qualifying.

GPS: Marysville Raceway Park is located at 1468 Simpson Lane in Marysville California. www.marysvilleracewaypark.com is the website. Additional information is available at our Facebook page.

The text is based on information we have at the time of its release.

Note: Please make this observer aware of any names that are misspelled or incorrect. Go to Marysville Raceway Park’s facebook for all the latest updates or our website at marysvilleracewaypark.com.

Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely, but rather to skid in sideways, totally used up and worn out, shouting “Man, what a ride!”

 

 

Dover Drives to Victory Lane Three Times in Same Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - ALBION, Neb. (July 16, 2014) - Last weekend was a special one for Jack Dover.

For the first time in his storied sprint car career, Dover stood atop the podium three times in the same weekend.

"We've done it before in the mini sprint days, but it's been a long time," he said. "I think it shows how good our momentum is right now. We didn't have one problem or any troubles on anything. That makes it really easy and you can worry about what you have to do with race car and not worry about any problems."

Dover earned the first of his trio of victories last Friday at Park Jefferson International Speedway in Jefferson, S.D., during an ASCS Midwest Region event. After spinning his tires on the start of his heat race to drop from the pole position to a third-place result, Dover lined up on the outside of the fifth row for the main event.

"The only thing I did for the feature was put fuel in, change tires and change some fuel settings to make the motor run a little better," he said. "We passed quite a few cars on the first lap. It helped starting on the outside. I think we got four cars in the first lap and then picked them off one by one slowly."

Dover took the top spot with approximately five laps remaining en route to his first ASCS Midwest Region triumph of the season.

"When you can come from that far back with Billy Alley and all the good drivers starting in front of you, you know you've done something," he said. "It was definitely a confidence booster going into the next night."

It showed on Saturday during the NCRA and Nebraska 360 Sprints co-sanctioned event at Butler County Speedway in Rising City, Neb., where Dover powered from the outside of the front row to win his heat race by a wide margin.

"I knew our car was pretty good," he said. "We broke the track record of the fastest time at 106 miles per hour."

The result also earned Dover the most points of any driver, which put him on the pole of the main event.

"We were never threatened by any cars," he said. "On restarts we just took off and never looked back. Everything went perfect. We got through lapped traffic ok and had no worries."

The victory was Dover's fourth of the season with the Nebraska 360 Sprints and his third in NCRA action.

The weekend concluded on Sunday with Dover claiming his heat race after starting third at Boone County Fair at Albion Speedway.

That earned him enough points to advance into the feature redraw, where he pulled the No. 4 in the random draw to line up on the outside of the second row for the main event.

"We got up to second right away and just ran behind the leader until about halfway," he said. "We ran the top side the whole race. About halfway through the race I started driving harder. I pulled my wing back and went after it."

Dover took over the lead around the midpoint of the race and he cruised to his ninth win of the season. It also marked his first career trip to Victory Lane in three races at that track.

Dover is slated to compete this Thursday at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., with the Nebraska 360 Sprints and on Saturday at Jackson Speedway in Jackson, Minn., for the Buffalo Wild Wings Shootout.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 11 - Park Jefferson International Speedway in Jefferson, S.D. - Heat race: 3 (1); Feature: 1 (10).

July 12 - Butler County Speedway in Rising City, Neb. - Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 1 (1).

July 13 - Boone County Fair at Albion Speedway in Albion, Neb. - Heat race: 1 (3); Feature: 1 (4).

SEASON STATS -

19 races, 9 wins, 15 top fives, 18 top 10s, 18 top 15s, 19 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., with the Nebraska 360 Sprints and Saturday at Jackson Speedway in Jackson, Minn.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JackDoverRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackDoverRacing

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jackdoverracing?fref=ts

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Moss Racing Engines

Moss Racing Engines manufactures Ford racing engines. The company was started by Chris Moss, who worked under the Roush Yates Racing Engines banner before creating his own company in 2013.

"You can call Chris any time of the day or night and he'll help you," Dover said. "The engines are reliable. He hasn't had any engine failures so that says a lot for his name and product."

Dover would also like to thank Home Pride Companies, Inc., Certified Transmission, Eagle Motorsports, Thorpe's Body Shop, Trail Performance Coatings, Inc., The Oil Medics, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Keizer Wheels, Schoenfeld Headers, Shaver Racing Engines, Langfeldt Overhead Doors, K&N Filters, FK Rod Ends, DMI, Speedway Motors, Vortex Wings and True Trucking for their continued support.

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES -

Jack Dover Racing is close to being able to compete across the country by returning to the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, where Dover has finished in the top 10 both seasons he has raced full time with the premier 360 sprint car series. He is also ready to compete with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series en route to his dream of racing in NASCAR. The only variable missing is a reliable truck and trailer. For more information on partnership opportunities, e-mail teamdover@gmail.com.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

Inside Line Promotions specializes in affordable public relations and media management for motor sports drivers, teams, sponsors, tracks, series, events, organizations and manufacturers. ILP Founder Shawn Miller leverages professional journalism with new media technologies and social networking to improve your exposure and the return on investment for your sponsors.

To meet the media relations needs of your program and to join Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or InsideLinePromotions@gmail.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

 

 

INDIANA SPRINT WEEK TO CONCLUDE AT TRI-STATE ON JULY 19TH USAC DRIVERS TO COMPETE FOR $5,000 TO WIN & THE CHAMPIONSHIP

Haubstadt, IN - July 15, 2014 - Indiana Sprint Week for 2014 is already underway. The series of seven races over a nine day span has continued to attract race fans who enjoy the outstanding dirt track racing that is presented night after night. Three Hoosier Speedways have already taken a turn at hosting the United States Auto Club Sprint Cars as the introductory weekend concluded Sunday night. Tri-State Speedway will host the series finale this coming Saturday night July 19th. The Indiana Sprint Week Champion will be crowned after the feature that night. The feature winner will receive a check for $5,000. Three other Hoosier dirt tracks are set to host USAC-ISW Races during this week. The first of the four remaining races is on Wednesday night at the Terre Haute Action Track followed by events the next two days at Lincoln Park Speedway and Bloomington Speedway. Then Saturday the action moves to Tri-State Speedway with hot laps and qualifications beginning at 6:30 and racing starting at 7:30 C.D.T. The fastest laps for non-wing sprints are usually at or near the 13 second mark around the quarter mile oval. The USAC Sprints have made one appearance at Tri-State Speedway this season. That show was a USAC-MSCS co-sanctioned event. The winner was Daron Clayton over closest rivals Brady Bacon and Jon Stanbrough. Stanbrough won the last ISW feature held at Haubstadt which was during the 2012 season. Rain fell last year! Jon Stanbrough won the opening night?s feature at Gas City for this year?s Indiana Speed Week. Dave Darland was the winner the next night at Kokomo. Justin Grant was second both nights and Chris Windom finished third both nights. The third night?s race at Lawrenceburg was rained out during the heat races. Chase Stockon set fast time that night. Car counts have been in the forties and fifties! Both the 2014 USAC season championship and the Indiana Sprint Week title are affected by the outcome of each night?s racing. Brady Bacon leads the USAC season standings while Dave Darland leads in sprint week points. This could change several times before Saturday?s finale. Fans can check usacracing.com for updates each day. Heading into the second half of the week, point margins are as close as 2 or 3 points! Former Sprint Week Champions who are active these days on the circuit include Brian Clauson, Chris Windom, Jon Stanbrough, and Dave Darland. Clauson and Windom took the titles in 2013 and 2011 respectively. Stanbrough has won the title twice, the last one coming in 2010. Darland has been the Indiana Sprint Week titleholder three times with 2007 being the year of his most recent title. The UMP Open Wheel Modifieds will also be participating in this program. Five modified features have produced 4 different winners this season. Levi Kissinger had back to back wins in May. Zack Fair is the only driver to post a top five finish each night and that included one win. Other feature winners include Tyler Nicely and Jacob Poel. Reserve seating is available for events at Tri-State Speedway. Fans can call 812-768-5995 to order reserved tickets. Parking and seating are available on both sides of the track for your convenience. The track is located on U.S. Highway 41 at Haubstadt, IN.

Provided as News and Information for Tri-State Speedway.

 

TRI-STATE SPEEDWAYS INDIANA SPRINT WEEK RACE ARRIVE EXTRA EARLY AND SUPPORT A SPECIAL CAUSE!

Haubstadt, IN - July 16, 2014 - This years Indiana Sprint Week race for USAC Sprint Cars will be held at Tri-State Speedway on Saturday July 19th. The rain date for this special event, if needed, will be Sunday July 20th. For race fans who arrive early or would enjoy some added activity upon arriving early, Tri-State Speedway will be hosting a special benefit for Sheila Manuel beginning at 12 noon that day. Food booths will open then and raffle items will also be available. Of special interest will be the corn hole tournament with registration beginning at 10:00 A.M. and closing at 11:45 A.M. Two player teams can register at a cost of $20 per team. Cash prizes will be awarded for 1st and 2nd places with the amount depending on the number of participants. Ten teams will be needed to meet the minimum requirement with forty teams set as the maximum number of entries. Sheila Manuel has been a concession manager at the track for 14 years. She was recently diagnosed with terminal bone cancer. On race weekends she can be found in the concession area on the west side of the track. There her service with a smile has befriended the many race fans who have attended Tri-State Speedway. Please show your support, arrive early, and be part of the entire afternoon?s pre-race activities. A camping area is provided at the West side of the track for fans following the week long series.

Provided as News and Information for Tri-State Speedway.

 

 

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Schuchart Finishes Fifth in Second Half of WoO Doubleheader

At Lernerville Speedway Tuesday Night

SARVER, Pa., July 16 — Shark Racing's Logan Schuchart of Hanover, Pa., finished fifth in the second half of the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup Tuesday night at Lernerville Speedway, part of twin 30-lap features for the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series.

Driving the #1s Shark sponsored in part by Your Auto Source NAPA Autocare Center, Pell's Tire Service and Marty Thompson, Schuchart placed 13th in the first half of the doubleheader and he won the 12-lap B-main by 0.070 of a second over Steve Kinser, the 20-time WoO champion.

Schuchart, 21, a contender for the series' Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award, started fifth in the 25-car second feature but passed the current track point leader, Carl Bowser, and Ed Lynch Jr. to move into third almost immediately. He trailed only the leader, Danny Dietrich, and the eventual winner, Cody Darrah, for the first 10 laps.

Tim Shaffer got by him working lap 11 to push him to fourth place. At the halfway point of the race he was 0.664 of a second behind Shaffer and 1.106 seconds ahead of the fifth-place runner, Lynch. He remained in fourth place in the non-stop race until lap 23 when Shane Stewart got around him to relegate him to fifth, but he went on to finish fifth despite the challenges of the defending WoO champion, Daryn Pittman, and the current point leader, Donny Schatz.

Darrah won the race over Dietrich, Shaffer, Stewart and Schuchart. At the checkered flag Schuchart was 1.211 seconds behind Stewart and 0.386 of a second ahead of Pittman.

Only the winner, Darrah, ran a faster lap in the race. Darrah had a 14.813 to the 14.861 that Schuchart turned on lap four.

Schuchart started 20th in the first 30-lap feature and had worked his way up to 13th place on lap 10. Unfortunately he got over the banking in Turns 3 and 4 on the following lap. Although he didn't spin, he fell back to 25th position and had to start clawing his way back through the field. He was still 24th at the halfway point, but he was 20th by lap 21 and 19th by lap 22.

When Darrah and Cole Duncan tangled in front of him on lap 24 he moved up to 17th for the restart. He got 16th by passing Dietrich on lap 27 right before Danny Holtgraver flipped on the frontstretch to bring out a red flag. Since Holtgraver had been running 11th that gave Schuchart one more position, putting him in 15th. The 12th-place driver, Jack Sodeman Jr., stopped for medical attention at that point and Schuchart passed Lynch on the restart to nail down 13th. He was 0.533 of a second behind the 12th-place finisher, Stewart, and 0.739 of a second ahead of the 14th-place finisher, Lynch, at the checkered flag.

Schatz won the first feature over Kerry Madsen, Dale Blaney, Paul McMahan and Pittman.

Schuchart set the tenth-fastest lap of that race with a 16.603 on lap 7.

"In the first feature I went off the track once, so we had to race our way back up as far as we could," he said. "We tightened the car up some for the second feature, and the track was a little different too. I don't think we were good enough to win the second feature, but we were racing with the leaders and it was good to be right there with them.

"It's my best finish ever at Lernerville," he added. "I think it's only my third time there."

Schuchart earned his way into the twin features by winning the 15-car, 12-lap B-main in one of the best races of the night, as he had a torrid battle with Steve Kinser.

Schuchart started third and ran in third for the first two laps before the red flag waved when Kraig Kinser flipped and Lucas Wolfe spun to avoid him. Schuchart took the lead on the restart on lap three, but Steve Kinser passed him on lap five.

The youngster chased the veteran until he was able to pass him working lap 12, but the outcome never was a given because Kinser was just 0.070 of a second behind Schuchart at the finish.

"Steve and I got to race back and forth with each other for awhile," Schuchart said. "I was kind of running in the middle, but then I tried moving up on the race track a little. I got him in the last turn.

"It was just the B-main, but it was fun to race Steve Kinser and beat him at the line," he added with a smile.

Schuchart's teammate, Jacob Allen, also of Hanover, Pa., finished tenth in the B-main after both drivers placed eighth in their respective heats. Schuchart was 21st in time trials with a 14.087 while Allen was 32nd with a 14.332. Schuchart's fastest lap in the B-main was lap five at 14.698 seconds.

Schatz was the overall winner of the event, as he won the first feature and finished seventh in the second feature.

The WoO series travels to Shark Racing's home tracks, Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., on Thursday and Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., for shows this Friday and Saturday night.

"I think we're ready for Lincoln; we have some stuff to do, but I think we'll be ready," Schuchart said.

In addition to Your Auto Source NAPA Autocare Center, Pell's Tire Service and Marty Thompson, the team is sponsored by Don Ott Racing Engines, Rich Fogle Custom Pole Buildings, Newman's Towing & Recovery, CnB Mushroom Farms, Brenneman Painting, Speedway 94, Dirt: The Game, Silpada Jewelry, Lebo Skin Care, DMI, Penske Shocks, ButlerBuilt Seats, Tony Stewart Racing, SR Lubricant Solutions and Mycroleum.

Free audio coverage of all WoO races is available on Dirtvision.com, as well as pay-per-view coverage of selected events. The series' Web site is at woosprint.com.

The team, Schuchart and Allen have Facebook pages and Twitter accounts, and Schuchart has a Web site at Shark1s.com. Team apparel may be purchased through the latter Web site.

 

 

Racing for the Cure Saturday, at Mercer Raceway Park

Mercer, PA (July 15, 2014): After a weekend dedicated to the Modified division, Saturday Night Live! racing action will resume at Mercer Raceway Park on July 19. That will be Racing for the Cure Night benefiting the American Cancer Society. All cancer survivors will be admitted free of change starting when the gates open at 4 p.m.

Lonny Riggs did all of the Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modified racers proud by defeating the BRP Modified Tour in round one of Smackdown! It was the first time in the history of the traveling series that a Mercer-legal car defended the home turf. He will get a chance to do it again when the Big Blocks return on July 27 to make up for the rained out show from last Sunday. Between now and then, though, Riggs will do battle with his peers. Heading that list will be points leader Kyle Fink, of Strattanville, who is gunning for his first track championship. His recent victory moved him ahead of Jimmy Holden by a mere seven markers. Eric Gabany, J.R.McGinley, Frank and Makayla Guidace, and more than a dozen other contestants are expected to be at the track this week.

The 410 Sprint Cars will be back in action, of course, competing for points towards the championship presented by Luxaire Hating & Cooling and McCrudden Heating & Supply. The last time that the winged machines were on hand, Eric "Turkey" Williams of Greenville received a wedding present of sorts when he scored his first victory of the season. Another triumph could narrow the advantage currently held by points leader and defending champion, Jack Sodeman, Jr., of North Jackson, OH. They battled all the way to the final race of 2013 season in the championship contest. Riding third and still within striking distance is Rod George, from Kittanning. He has a recent score at the Park and, since then, he also prevailed at another area track, making him one of the region's hottest drivers.

Adam Kekich, Brandon Matus, and Scott Priester have a good three-way tussle going on for the other positions in the top five in the Sprint Car rankings. A bit further back, Dan Kuriger and divisional rookie A.J. Flick are wrestling for the seventh spot. Veterans Brent Matus and John McCracken round out the top ten. It is noteworthy that McCracken used an old, borrowed car the last time out to climb back into contention. Lurking just outside the top ten are Dennis Wagner, Bill Jones, Jr., and Francis Sesco.

Jimmy Morris, of Fowler, OH, will look to build upon his points lead in the Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors. He raced to victory last week after burning the midnight oil getting ready to come to the track. Morris mentioned in this post-race interview that Dennis Wagner helped him to get the machine ready, but it was rival Joe McEwen who opened up his garage in the wee hours to permit Mrs. Morris to pick up some much needed parts. While Morrris and Wagner were turning the wrenches, their young children were nearby playing cards and racing their toy Sprints on the shop floor.

Andy Feil remains close enough that he could overtake Morris for the title. George Hobaugh, Jr. is still searching for his first win at the Park, even though he has won elsewhere in the region. Cody Bova is nipping at his heels, though. C.J. Jones has been fast all season long, but he sometimes finds himself in the wrong place at the wrong time, knocking him out of commission. A number of younger drivers make this one of the most exciting divisions at the track. Unfortunately, one such racer who may miss the week will be Kotie Kirkbride. She had a spectacular crash last week in turn four when her steering failed. She was not hurt, but her car was badly damaged. It will take plenty of hard work and extra resources to get her back on the track.

Trusty Rusty Moore just keeps on trucking in the Precise Racing Products Stock Cars. Even though he started dead last, he drove to the win last week. Can he do it again? Moore will continue to line up at the rear of the field until some other driver knocks him off. That may be easier said than done. Earlier in the season, Pat Fielding, Leigh Wheeler, and Curtis J. Bish were able to defeat Moore, so they would be the likely candidates to upset the three-time and defending champion.

Will Big George Englert do another flap dance? Each time he takes the checkered flag first in the Rock Concrete Modified Lites, he loosens the roof flap and pushes it skyward in a salute to the fans. He has done it often enough that he now has almost a 150 point lead over his closest rival, young Jacob Bova. Chris Logan, Mike Flockerzi, and Josh Deems will try to keep the lid locked on Englert's car. They may get some help from drivers like Shane Pfeuffer, Mark Marcucci, and many more.

Mike McConnell leads the Mini Stock rankings, but he will face stiff competition from the likes of Trooper Tim Callahan, Caleb Hickok, Tyler Fulton, and many others. They are racing for the crown offered by Eperthener's Auto Wrecking and Ray's Racing Collectibles.

Practice begins at 6:30 p.m., and racing starts at 7, as usual.

Regular event ticket pricing will prevail. That means that adults will pass through the gates for $13, seniors (60+) for $11, and students (9-15) for $5. Children (8 and under) will be admitted free of charge. The Family Pass will be available for $28, and that will benefit two adults and up to four minors of any age. Pit Passes will be $25.

If you cannot make it to the Park this week, there will be another Saturday Night Live! program on July 26. That will be followed by the make-up date for the BRP Modified Tour on July 27.

You can follow the action on the track with your favorite social media. You can also get live feeds from the track's electronic timing and scoring system sent directly to your smart phone or other electronic device.

Remember that you can get alerts regarding any postponement of racing action at Mercer Raceway Park through Rainedout.com. You can sign up for this free service by clicking on the icon at the track's website and following the simple steps.

About Mercer Raceway Park: Mercer Raceway Park is a 3/8-mile dirt track located minutes from both Interstate 79 and 80 just off Route 19 on Fairground Road in Mercer, Pa. Dirt track racing and quality family entertainment are presented weekly from late March through late September. For more information, check out www.mercerracewaypark.com, www.twitter.com/mercerraceway, or www.facebook.com/mercerracewaypark.

 

 

SOMETHING TO PLEASE EVERYONE AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY THIS WEEKEND, JULY 19-20

BECHTELSVILLE, PA July 16,2014 . . . With three big events of auto racing planned for Grandview Speedway this weekend there should be something for everyone and all offered at very reasonable ticket prices. Saturday, July 19th, 7:30 p.m. Hatfield Quality Meats offers a tripleheader card of NASCAR stock car racing. At noon on Sunday, July 20th, the Outlaw Enduro racers are in action along with the Blast from the Past Vintage Cars and that evening, 7:30 p.m. the TSRS Winged Sprints and ARDC Wingless Midgets will be in action.

Saturday night action features the NASCAR 358 Modifieds with such standouts as Jeff Strunk, Duane Howard, Craig VonDohren, Doug Manmiller, Frank Cozze and a host of others battling for the lucrative prize money offered in the 30-lap main event that starts 28 cars. The BRC Late Models and Sportsman make up the second and third attractions of the Hatfield Quality Meats sponsored events that get the green at 7:30 p.m. Spectator gates open at 5:30 p.m. and that will also be the starting time for the fan please Low Down and Dirty Internet Radio Show sponsored Meet and Greet and will feature Modified standout Doug Manmiller, six time Late Model champion Chuck Schutz and Sportsman talent Tom “Elvis” Miller. Adult admission is $15 while youngsters 12 and under are admitted free.

Then on Sunday at noon the always exciting Outlaw Enduros will be featured in two 100-lap features (one for big cars and one for small cars) and a 10 lap feature for the Lady racers. The Blast from the Past Vintage Cars will race in two 15-lap features and the adult admission for all this is just $10 while youngsters 12 and under are admitted free.

On Sunday night Grandview Speedway will be host to the second Open Wheel Spectacular of the season as the Hilborn Tri-State Race Saver (TSRS) 305 Winged Sprint Cars join forces with the wingless midgets of the American Racing Drivers Club (ARDC).

Open wheel fans are sure to enjoy the diverse style of these two organizations. The winged TSRS Sprint Cars provide close competition during their qualifying events and twenty-five lap feature event. The wingless ARDC midgets are known for their "three wide and side by side" style of racing and there is sure to be plenty of that when the midgets take to the high banks of the Grandview Speedway.

Adam Carberry was the winner of the June Spectacular and added his name to the list of TSRS feature winners this season that includes two time champion, Mike Haggenbottom, Karl Freyer, Kyle Reinhardt and Dave Brown. In only their third Grandview appearance, there are plenty of TSRS competitors who would be honored to take home a win from the Grandview Speedway, including Tim Tanner and Tom Carberry Jr. who finished second and third in the June event.

Steve Buckwalter picked up his second ARDC win of the season during the June event, taking the win over Alex Bright and Grandview Modified regular, Tim Buckwalter. Bright has since added another win to his May victory at Grandview and joins Buckwalter and current ARDC point leader, Steven Drevicki who each have two wins so far this season. PJ Gargiulo and Tim Buckwalter each have one win in 2014. The ARDC midgets continue their 75th anniversary celebration of presenting exciting midget auto racing action.

Adult admission for the Sunday, July 20th event is a low $15 while youngsters 6 through 12 pay just $5. Kids under 6 are admitted free. And there is always free parking on the speedway grounds.

Spectator gates open at 5:30 p.m. with racing getting under way promptly at 7:30pm. Fans are invited to the pre-race Meet & Greet, hosted by the Low Down and Dirty Internet radio show. Included in the Sunday night session will be sprint car racers Tommy Carberry and lady racer Mares Stellfox along with midget racing talents Brandon Bright and Shawn Jackson. And when the racing action is completed everyone is invited to visit with the racers in the pit area.

Kelly Fuel will again be awarding fuel to top competitors in both the TSRS and ARDC midget racing action. A total of 60 gallons of fuel will be divided between five competitors in each division of competition.

Grandview Speedway, a one-third-mile, banked clay oval, is located on Passmore Road in Bechtelsville, PA, just 10 miles north of Pottstown off Route 100. Information on all racing events can be had by telephoning 610.754.7688 or check in at www.grandviewspeedway.com.

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COMING EVENTS:

Saturday, July 19, 7:30 p.m. Hatfield Quality Meats Night featuring NASCAR 358 Modifieds, BRC Late Models and Sportsman stock cars.

Sunday, July 20, 12 noon Outlaw Enduro racing plus Blast from the Past Vintage Cars. 7:30 p.m. TSRS Winged Sprint Cars and ARDC Wingless Midgets featured in Open Wheel Spectacular.

Saturday, July 26, 7:30 p.m. Atlas Paving Night featuring the Pepsi-Bashore Modified Challenge along with Sportsman and Late Models. Duane Howard will be featured in the Meet and Greet along with father and son Late Model racers Lou Egrie Sr. and Jr.

Tuesday, July 29, 7:30 p.m. Pioneer Pole Buildings 17th Annual Traffic Jam Race of Champions - Modifieds and 410 Sprints

Saturday, August 2, 7:30 p.m. WNPV-1440AM Radio Night featuring NASCAR Whelen 358 Modifieds, BRC Late Models, Sportsman and Blast from the Past Vintage Cars.

All regular Saturday night racing events have a ticket price of $15 for adults with youngsters 12 and under admitted free. Active military with proper ID are admitted free.

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: GALE'S AUTO AFTERMARKET PRESENTS BROCK LEONARD MEMORIAL NIGHT THIS FRIDAY, JULY 18

Ohsweken, Ontario - July 15, 2014 - Ohsweken Speedway's 19th season of racing continues this Friday, July 18, when Gale’s Auto Aftermarket presents Brock Leonard Memorial Night featuring the "Brock Leonard Memorial 50" for Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks, plus Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland's GMC Crate Sprint Cars, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Gale's Auto Aftermarket Bombers.

AFFORDABLE TOWING & RECOVERY THUNDER STOCKS BROCK LEONARD MEMORIAL 50 Ohsweken's Thunder Stock teams will contest the longest feature race of their season this week in the running of the Brock Leonard Memorial 50. The race honours Brock Leonard, a long-time speedway official and friend to many in the Ontario racing community, who passed away in 2012. The third annual Brock Leonard Memorial 50 will feature a slightly different format, with group time trials added to the qualification process, which will also include heat races, and a B-Main.

Brad Herron won the inaugural "Brock Leonard Memorial 50″ in 2012, while Ryan Turner was the winner of last year's event. Herron is now racing in the Strickland's GMC Crate Sprint Car division, while Turner has joined the DIRTcar Sportsman Modified ranks, leaving a host of competitors looking to add their names to the special trophy, and earn the $1,000 winner's prize.

Wyatt Van Wart won his 4th feature race of the season last Friday, and leads the Thunder Stock championship standings heading into the Brock Leonard Memorial 50. Dave Silverthorn, Jr. is second in the standings, followed by 2013 champ Lee Winger, Jim Lampman, Chris Dickie, Bill Bleich, Jr., Dave Bailey, Karl Sault, Rookie of the Year standings leader Chase Hess, and Steve Hess.

CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING 360 SPRINT CARS Dain Naida won last Friday's 360 Sprint Car feature in his first visit to Ohsweken this season, but Glenn Styres continues to lead the championship standings. Styres has three feature wins at Ohsweken already this season, and has finished in the top 10 in all 8 races contested so far. 2011 and 2013 champ Jim Huppunen took a third place finish last Friday and moved to second in the standings in the process, followed by Kyle Patrick, Mitch Brown, 2012 champ Chris Steele, Shane Ross, Todd Hoddick, 2010 champ Dave Dykstra, 2008 champ Keith Dempster, and Jamie Turner.

STRICKLAND'S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS Ryan Hunsinger won his third Crate Sprint Car feature of the season last Friday, and continues to lead the championship standings. Aaron Turkey sits second in the standings, followed by Jake Brown, Mike Thorne, and Josh Shantz. The new division has featured 11 full time drivers, and saw 600cc Micro Sprint driver Dylan Westbrook make his Crate Sprint Car debut last Friday. Another new car is expected this Friday, as 2013 Mini Stock champ Davey Boughton is slated to be in attendance with his Crate Sprint Car.

HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI STOCKS Tyler Lafantaisie continued his dominance of the Mini Stock division last Friday by winning his fourth Ohsweken feature of the season. Lafantaisie also has three runner-up finishes and a 4th place finish this season, and leads the championship standings over Rookie of the Year standings leader Mark Bazuin, Team 66 (Brandon and Jon Janssens), Team 81 (Alex Schuts and Lee Hils), Team 79 (Steve and Dan Miller), Lucas Lubin, Robin Elliott, Team 55 (Rob and Kevin Slater), Jonathan Ayrton, and Tim DeBoer.

GALE'S AUTO AFTERMARKET BOMBERS Spencer General-Thomas won his first ever Bomber feature last Friday, but is not in the top 10 in the championship standings, as he didn't compete until mid-June. 2013 champ Dusty DeBoer has won a feature this season, but his lead in the standings is built on consistency, as he hasn't finished worse than 4th in any of his 8 races. Joe DeBoer is second, followed by Max Chechalk, Ashton Reekie, Gillian Hils, Paul Longboat, Clinton Nicholls, Gerald Burnham, Tim Nuell, and Dakota Potts.

TICKETS PLEASE! Advanced reserved seat tickets are now on sale for the Burger Barn Northern Summer Nationals on Monday, July 28, the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series Arrow Express Six Nations Showdown on Tuesday, July 29, and the 10th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend on Friday, September 12, and Saturday, September 13. Advance tickets for regular Friday night events at Ohsweken are also available - Beat the line on race night! Please visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information, or contact Mary Wilkinson, Director of Customer Relations, by phone at 519 717-0023, or by e-mail at mary@ohswekenspeedway.com

THURSDAY NIGHT MICRO SPRINT RACING AT OHSWEKEN Thursday Night Micro Sprint Racing takes place on the Warm Up Track in the Ohsweken Speedway pit area each week from July 3rd to September 13th, and spectator admission is just $5! Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information.

OUR SPONSORS About Corr/Pak Merchandising: Corr/Pak's support of the Sprint Car division at Ohsweken continues for a seventh consecutive season in 2014. Founded in 1997, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc. is based in Richmond Hill, Ontario, and is a designer and producer of Point of Purchase (POP) displays for retail. Strong emphasis on creative design and speed of response has seen Corr/Pak achieve great success in a very competitive industry. Their in-house capabilities and broad range of trusted suppliers enable them to develop any sort of effective solution for your retail display needs, no matter the materials used - whether corrugated, wood, boxboard, plastic, wire, steel, or any combination of those. Please visit www.CorrPak.ca for more information on the title sponsor of 360 Sprint Car racing at Ohsweken Speedway.

About Strickland's GMC: Strickland's is the title sponsor for the inaugural season of Ohsweken's Crate Sprint Car division in 2014. Strickland's is a family owned and operated business that has been serving Southwestern Ontario for over 30 years. They have never been afraid to change in order to better serve their customers, but one thing has remained the same - they have always run their company based on the old proverb "Treat others the way you wish to be treated". Strickland's is the only full line General Motors dealer in Brantford and the surrounding area, serving the community for over 90 years. Strickland's GMC is located at 19-21 Lynden Road in Brantford, at the intersection of Lynden Road and Wayne Gretzky Parkway, and just 15 minutes from Ohsweken Speedway. Visit Strickland's GMC online at www.Stricklands.com, or call them at 1-800-599-5558.

About Affordable Towing & Recovery: Affordable Towing & Recovery returns as title sponsor of Ohsweken's Thunder Stock division for a second consecutive season in 2014. Affordable Towing & Recovery provides a full range of towing and breakdown services in Brantford and Southwestern Ontario, as well as flat-bed freight and equipment hauling, and police towing. They can get your vehicle out, no matter where it's located - from an underground parking garage to a creek bed. Affordable Towing & Recovery offers roadside assistance, and a vehicle storage compound, as well as towing services for anything from motorcycles to big trucks. Affordable Towing & Recovery is located at 55 Shaver Street in Brantford, near the intersection of Garden Avenue North and Colborne Street East, and just 10 miles from Ohsweken Speedway. For solutions to any vehicle transport need, go to Affordable Towing & Recovery. Visit them online at www.affordable-towing.ca, or call them at (519) 755-7526.

About HRW Automotive: HRW Automotive returns as title sponsor of Ohsweken's Mini Stock division for a fourth consecutive season in 2014. HRW Automotive was founded by Robert Workman in 1990. By providing good old-fashioned customer service, HRW has gained a loyal following in the community. Many area residents and businesses have come to depend on the expertise of HRW's friendly staff to keep their vehicles and equipment in peak condition. You can entrust all of your vehicle's service and repair needs to the team of automotive professionals at HRW Automotive. HRW Automotive is located at 163 Baptist Church Road in Caledonia near the intersection of Pauline Johnson Road, and just 5 miles from Ohsweken Speedway. Visit the title sponsor of Mini-Stock Racing at Ohsweken Speedway on the web at www.HRWAutomotive.com, or call HRW today at 519-752-2063, and find out what good customer service is all about!

About Gale's Auto Aftermarket: Gale's Auto Aftermarket returns as title sponsor of Ohsweken's Bomber division for a second consecutive season in 2014. All your automobile parts and supply needs can be met at Gale's Auto Aftermarket, located on RR 6 near Hagersville, Ontario, just 15 miles from Ohsweken Speedway. Call 519-445-2659 for more information.

THIS WEEK AT OHSWEKEN Ohsweken Speedway's 19th season of racing continues this Friday, July 18, when Gale’s Auto Aftermarket presents Brock Leonard Memorial Night featuring the "Brock Leonard Memorial 50" for Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks, plus Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland's GMC Crate Sprint Cars, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Gale's Auto Aftermarket Bombers.

Weekly Friday night racing at Ohsweken offers affordable, exciting, family entertainment just a short drive from many Mid-Western Ontario locations. Weekly Friday night racing adult general admission is just $12, while seniors and students are $10, and kids age 12 and under are FREE! Spectator gates open @ 6:00p.m., with the first race taking the green flag at 7:30pm this Friday, July 11! Visit the official Ohsweken Speedway website at www.OhswekenSpeedway.com and Feel The Excitement!

About Ohsweken Speedway: Founded in 1996, Ohsweken Speedway is a motorsports complex which includes a 3/8 (0.375) mile clay oval track. The facility is owned by the Styres family, and located in the village of Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada. Ohsweken's weekly Friday night racing program runs from May to September each year, featuring 360 Sprint Cars, Crate Sprint Cars, Thunder Stocks, Mini Stocks, and Bombers, while the season finishes each year with the annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Ohsweken Speedway also hosts weekly Micro Sprint racing on Thursday nights, and has been a yearly stop on the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series schedule since 2007.

Visit the official Ohsweken Speedway website at www.OhswekenSpeedway.com, like us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/OHSWEKENSPEEDWAY, follow us on Twitter @OhswekenSpdway, and subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.YouTube.com/user/OhswekenSpdway

Ohsweken Speedway thanks the following sponsors for their support: Arrow Express, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Renway Energy, O'Neil's Farm Equipment, McDonald's Restaurants of Paris & Brantford, Nathan Ackland State Farm Insurance, Strickland's GMC, Mobil 1, Burger Barn, Affordable Towing & Recovery, HRW Automotive, and Gale's Auto Aftermarket.

 

 

Super Sportsman Return to SSP on Saturday Night, July 19

Double Feature Night at Outback Track on Friday Night;

Next Wednesday Night Test & Tune on July 24

Newberrytown, PA (July 14, 2014) � Racing action returns to the Big Track at SSP on Saturday night, July 19 with the annual Silver Spring Speedway Racer Reunion. An exciting night of racing action is on tap with the Late Models, Street Stocks and the Super Sportsman Tour. The PENNMAR Vintage Cars and EMMR Vintage Cars will also provide a look at racing in the past.

Both the Susquehanna Speedway Park and Silver Spring Speedway began racing back in 1954. Both tracks have a long history of great racing and could be considered �sister tracks� as they ran many of the same divisions throughout the years. They were even both owned and operated by members of the Kreitzer family at one time or another. Silver Spring Speedway owner�s Will Kreitzer owned and operated Susquehanna for two years (1969 & 1970) and his son Alan did the same from 1990 to 1992. Today, Silver Spring Speedway no longer exists however many of its drivers now call Susquehanna Speedway Park home.

On Saturday, t he pit gates will open at 4:30 p.m. Grandstand gates will open at 5:00 p.m. Track Prep laps begin at 6:30 p.m. with qualifying races at 7:00 p.m. followed by consolation races and feature events.

General Admission Grandstand ticket prices for Sunday night are Adults (ages 18-59) $15.00; Young Adults (ages 11-17) & Senior Adults (60 & Older) $13.00; Children (10 & under) are free. Pit pass prices are $25.00 with a reduced price of $22.00 for all pit competitor license holders. The minimum age requirement to purchase a pit pass is 12 years of age with a copy of a birth certificate is required for all ages 12 to 14 .

On Friday night, July 18, it will be double feature night for the Summer Shoot-Out Series at the SSP Outback Track for quarter midgets, karts and Adult Speedcars. Each division will have two features (with only one entry fee). There will be no heat races. The first 15-lap feature will be lined up by a blind draw. The second 15-lap feature starting lineup will be an inversion of all the cars on the lead lap with lapped cars and cars that did not finish starting behind the cars on the lead lap. The pit gates will open 5:45 p.m. with a driver�s meeting at 7:20 p.m. Open practice begins at 7:00 p.m. and racing action begins at 7:30 p.m. T he entry fees for each class will be $20.00 per entry for drivers with the seasonal (Spring/Summer) license. Pit pass fees for the driver are included in the entry fee. Non-license driver�s entry fees will be $25.00. Participants may enter more than one class on a raceday ($12.00 for each additional class). Trophies will be awarded to the top three in each class regardless of class entry count. No participants will be denied racing as SSP will make every effort to define a class for all drivers who wish to compete.

Pit pass prices for non-drivers at the Outback Track will be $8.00 for everyone ages 18 & older; Teens & Children ages 11 � 17 are $5.00; Children 10 years of age and under are $3.00. Ages 2 & under are admitted free.

The next Wednesday Night Test & Tune for any type of racecar will be on Wednesday, July 23. The gates will open at 5:00 p.m. with practice sessions rotating for each class from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The cost is $12.00 per person for pit passes and a $20.00 fee for each racecar entering the pit area ($32.00 per car & driver combination). Each session will be 4-6 laps per session depending on car count. The grandstands are open free to the public. Each class will receive 4 to 5 rounds of 4/6 laps each or more if time permits. The fuel pumps from Miller�s Racing Parts will not be open. Anyone needing fuel should contact Miller�s Racing Parts directly at 717-766-0181. The main concession stand will be open throughout the night.

Also on Wednesday night, there will an open practice session for quarter midgets, karts and Adult Speedcars at the Outback Track from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. under the lights. The gates will open at 5:30 p.m. with open practice from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The cost will be $20.00 per driver with no charge for anyone else entering the grandstand and �cold pit� areas. All Outback Track participants should enter the pits from the Kise Mill Road entrance behind turn 2 of the �Big Track.�

The Susquehanna Speedway Park is located off I-83 to exit 32, then 1.4 miles NW on SR382 to York Road, then 1.3 miles south. For more information, contact the speedway offices at (717) 292-1696 or visit online at sspracing.net. On raceday, use the track phone at (717) 938-9170 for up-to-date information at the �Big Track� and the �Outback Track.�

Friday, July 18, 2014

SSP Outback Track Time Schedule � Summer Shoot-Out Series

(Subject to Change)

5:45 p.m. Pit Gates Open (no general admission)

7:00 p.m. Driver�s Draw for Position Ends (all entries after 7 p.m. will start at rear

of qualifying event).

7:00 p.m. � 7:20 p.m. Practice Begins

7:20 p.m. Driver�s Meeting (Parents welcome to attend as well).

7:30.m. Racing Begins ( Heats & Features)

Class Rotation: To Be Announced at the Driver�s Meeting

Saturday, July 19, 2014

SSP Big Track Time Schedule (Subject to Change)

4:30 p.m. Pit Gates Open: Pit Passes: Non members - $25.00; Members - $22.00.

5:00 p.m. Grandstands Gates Open: General admission: Adults (18 & older) - $15.00; Seniors (60 &

older) & Young Adults (11-17) - $13.00; Children (10 & under) - Free

6:30 p.m. Track Preparation Laps Begin

Rotation: Street Stocks

Late Models

Super Sportsman

7:00 p.m. Welcome, Invocation and National Anthem

Late Models Qualifying Heat Races (8 laps)

Super Sportsman Qualifying Heat Races (8 laps)

Street Stocks Qualifying Heat Races (8 laps)

PENNMAR Vintage Cars Heat Races (6 laps)

Consolation Races (same order as Heats) � if necessary

EMMR Vintage Car Exhibition

Late Models Feature (25 laps)

Super Sportsman Feature (25 laps)

Street Stocks Feature (20 laps)

PENNMAR Vintage Feature (12 laps)

· Top Three Finishers are Required to be in Victory Lane after Every Feature - $200.00 Fine for Failure to Report.

· Top 3 finishers from each heat and top 5 finishers from the feature to the scales/tech in the infield.

- Madison House XSC Hard Charger Award � For every regular season Xtreme Stock Car feature event, Madison House will present a Hard Charger Award to the driver that improves the most positions from their starting spot in the feature event. The winner will receive $25.00 compliments of Madison House (York) and be eligible for post-season awards for accumulating the most Hard Charger Awards during the season. To be eligible, the driver must be on the lead lap and finish the race. If two drivers improve the same amount of positions, the tiebreaker will be the driver starting closer to the pole position being awarded the Hard Charger of the race.

April 12 � Mike Smith (+5 positions: 10th start / 5th finish)

April 19 � Johnny Palm (+8 positions: 10th start / 2nd finish)

April 26 - Eric Flinchbaugh (+5 positions: 9th start / 4th finish)

May 17 � Jeff Waltz (+5 positions: 10th start / 5th finish)

May 24 � Johnny Palm (+7 positions: 11th start / 4th finish)

May 31 � Donnie Broderick ( +12 positions: 18th start / 6th finish)

June 21 � Matt Wampler ( +14 positions: 18th start / 4th finish)

June 28 � John Frye ( +17 positions: 19th start / 2nd finish)

 

 

BACK-TO-BACK CHALLENGES FOR MOTTER TEAM IN DON MARTIN

MEMORIAL SILVER CUP TWIN RACES

SARVER, Pa. (July 15, 2014) – Tonight Lernerville Speedway hosted one of the most unique programs on the World of Outlaws circuit, the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup Twin 30s.

The first 30-lap main event was a traditionally-run program paying $10,000 to the winner. Full points were allocated to the participants. Then all the cars on the lead lap were inverted for another 30-lap feature. The winner of the second event was awarded another $10,000 but no points were awarded. There was a $5,000 bonus paid to the overall winner.

With a pill draw that sent Joey Saldana and the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop 71M out late in the order for time trials, Saldana, who was quickest in hot laps, qualified in an uncustomary 24st position (14.135 seconds).

The pressure was on The Brownsburg Bullet. He lined up sixth on the starting grid filled with tough Outlaws and Pennsylvania Posse drivers and only five would transfer to the A Main. At the green flag, Jason Sides took the lead followed by Tim Shaffer and Daryn Pittman with Saldana fourth. Shaffer and Pittman traded positions and Saldana continued protecting his fourth place position. On the white flag lap Danny Holtgraver’s momentum riding the cushion propelled him past Saldana, who finished in the fifth

and final transfer position for the A Main.

Saldana started 22nd in the first 30-lap feature. Race leaders in the first event included Paul McMahan and Donny Schatz. There was a lot of shuffling in the top of the field as the race track slicked off and became more challenging. At the end of the first 30-lap event it was Schatz with the victory, Kerry Madsen second and Dale Blaney third.

Saldana finished 21st.

The field was inverted for the second event beginning with those on the lead lap.

Saldana started 21st as he was one lap down at the finish of the first A Main. The second feature saw a spirited battle between World of Outlaws’ Cody Darrah and the Pennsylvania Posse’s Danny Dietrich. Though Dietrich led the first 10 laps, it was Darrah who led the lion’s share of laps as well as the one that counted: the final lap.

There was a lot of wheel spin during this event as the track continued to slick off.

Second in the second event was Danny Dietrich with Tim Shaffer third.

Saldana finished 18th.

Donny Schatz was awarded the $5,000 overall winner’s bonus.

The teams will travel to Abbottstown, Pa. where racing action will resume Thursday night (July 17) at Lincoln Speedway.

 

 

WAR Summer Starting To Heat Up

California, MO(July 15, 2014)- After being rained out on June 7th, the WAR Series presented by Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps will be back in action this Saturday July 19th at the Springfield Raceway in Springfield, MO. Chad Goff from Spring Hill, KS, leads WAR into Springfield as he holds a ten point advantage over Gladstone, MO’s Chris Parkinson. Josh Stephens of Buckner, MO and the winner of the last WAR race in Grain Valley, MO, sits in third with Higginsville, MO’s Bob Thoman and Kearney, MO’s John Helm rounding out the top five. The Indigo Sky Casino is offering extra money to the winner which will now pay $1000 to win. The pit gate will open at 4:00 p.m. with the grandstands opening at 5:30 p. m. Hot laps are slated for 6:10 p.m. with racing action scheduled for 7:00. For more information about the race at Springfield, please go to www.springfieldraceway.com . Following Springfield, WAR will make a trip to Lebanon, MO on Saturday July 26 as part of the Hot Summer Nights at the Midway Speedway. This will be WAR’s second appearance at Midway in 2014. In its first appearance in March, Mitchell Moore of Edgerton, KS picked up the win. For more information about this race please go to www.lebanonmidwayspeedway.com. WAR will make a return to Springfield on Saturday August 23rd. WAR also is happy to announce an addition to the schedule as it will be returning to the Central Missouri Speedway in Warrensburg, MO on Sunday August 31st. You can go to www.centralmissourispeedway.net/ to learn more about CMS. For fans who also like four wheeler racing, the WAR Extreme Four Wheelers will have its final race at the Moniteau County Fairgrounds in California, MO on Wednesday August 6th. For more information about this, please go to Facebook at WAR Xtreme 4 Wheeler Races https://www.facebook.com/groups/1407563959499403/. For more information about about theWAR Series presented by Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps, go to www.warsprints.com or join the group on Facebook at WAR Wingless Auto Racing Series https://www.facebook.com/groups/122872191163959/.

 

Big Weekend For KSE Racing Products

PETERSEN MEDIA: As the mercury rises, so do the stakes at most tracks, and drivers using KSE Racing Products continue to take advantage, and score victories across the country.

With the ASCS National Tour heading to the Northwest, Brad Loyet continues his strong 2014, as he increased his series point lead, by way of his win at the Electric City Speedway.

Bud Kaeding made his first win with Williams Motorsports a very special one, as he raced his way to the Howard Kaeding Classic win with the King of the West on Saturday night. With the race paying homage to his Grandfather, Kaeding used his KSE Racing Products to grab the lead late, and go on to win.

Jack Dover had a huge weekend as he cleaned up nicely with a weekend sweep, with wins coming at Park Jefferson Speedway with the ASCS Midwest Region, and with the Nebraska 360 Sprints at the Butler County Speedway and Albion Speedway.

Josh Baughman used his KSE Racing Products to score his first win in a 360 by way of his win at the Abilene Speedway, John Stanbrough, and Dave Darland picked up Indiana Sprint Week Wins, Mark Dobmeier won at the Huset’s Speedway, Stevie Smith won again at the Williams Grove Speedway, while Terry McCarl and Randy Hannagan won NRA feature events with their KSE Racing Products.

Jeff Swindell led a KSE Gen2 Top-Five at the Billings Motorsports Park, while Tim Crawley took home the hardware with the USCS at ‘The Ditch’.

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BOSS Buckeye Showdown Set for WRP

One of the most anticipated events of the year in traditional sprint car racing will take center stage this Saturday, July 19th. The 4th annual "Dick Spencer Memorial" at Waynesfield Raceway Park will find the traveling stars of the Buckeye Machine BOSS tour facing off against the WRP regulars who will be ready to defend their home turf. A lot of bragging rights will be on the line as the buckeye state's only traveling tour meets the state's only weekly traditional sprint car track regulars.

A fierce points battle is heating up for the BOSS tour as Mike Miller of Wapakoneta, Ohio holds a slim lead over a hard charging Dustin Smith of Russiaville, Indiana. Smith, the 2012 tour champ, is fresh off a pair of runner-up finishes in Pennsylvania that found the "Hustlin Hoosier" jumping from 4th to 2nd in points, now trailing Miller by a mere 21 points.

Michael Fischesser of Sayler Park, Ohio dropped to 3rd in points and is madly in search of his first career tour victory. Brandon Spithaler of Evans City, Pennsylvania also closed the gap on the leaders, now sitting in 4th, after having scored the most recent BOSS victory leading wire to wire at America's Motorsports Park in Clearfield, Pennsylvania last weekend. Rounding out the top 5 in points is defending series champion Tony Beaber of Gibsonburg, Ohio who has had a tumultuous 2014 and is in search of a win to turn around the season.

Buckeye Machine of Forest, Ohio is the title sponsor of the BOSS series and the title sponsor of the Waynesfield Raceway Park sprint car division. This Saturday will be corporate night for the company that has done more for traditional sprint car racing in Ohio than any other in the modern era. Ray Marshall, owner of Buckeye Machine also fields 2 race cars under the Marshall Motorsports banner. The pilots of their cars have both found a lot of recent success with the tour. Derek Hastings who drives the #32M jumped from 10th to 6th in points during the Pennsylvania doubleheader and Logan Hupp who pilots the #2M scored his first tour win at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania.

Rounding out the top 10 in BOSS points are Chuck Wilson of Perrysburg, Ohio who sits 7th. Aaron Middaugh of Polk, Ohio, is the only driver to attend every BOSS event from its inception in 2011, currently sits in 8th. Chad Wilson of Toledo, Ohio is fresh off his career best tour finish of 3rd and currently sits 9th in points. Adam Miller of McDonald, Pennsylvania rounds out the 10th spot. Like Beaber, Miller has had a tumultuous season with some great early race runs that did not end anywhere close to what he appeared to be headed for.

Other drivers who have been following the BOSS tour that fans can expect to see are Pennsylvania runners Bob McMillin and Joe Butera of Wampum. The legendary Johnny Beaber of Gibsonburg, Ohio will be piloting the familiar #3J. Joe Liguori of Tampa, Florida is racing out of Indianapolis for the summer and has become a full time runner as well and is a new threat at every stop along the tour!

Waynesfield Raceway Park will supply a great field of drivers ready to do battle as well. Kyle Simon leads the current track standings with Mike Dunlap, Cooper Clouse, Andy Conley and Dustin Ingle representing the top 5. Rounding out their top 10 are Luke Hall, Tyler Hewitt, Stratton Briggs, Jimmy Snead and Lee Underwood.

This Saturday, gates will open at 4 pm with hot laps at 6 pm and racing at 7 pm. Adult general admission (16 and up) is a bargain at $12 while kids age 11-15 are $6 and 10 and under are free. Pit passes are only $25. For more information on Waynesfield Raceway Park, please visit their site at www.waynesfieldmotorsportspark.com or visit the BOSS site at www.buckeyesprints.com

 

 

Hagar Records First Career USCS Speedweek Title After Top 10 at Riverside

Inside Line Promotions - WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (July 15, 2014) - Derek Hagar claimed his first career USCS Speedweek title last weekend following a six-week delay.

Hagar, who won the first three Speedweek races in late May, finished eighth in the postponed Speedweek finale at Riverside International Speedway on Saturday to garner the crown.

"It's something good to put out there and it paid a little bit of money, which always helps," he said.

Although his 18th top 10 of the season was enough to secure the title, the race was anything but fun for Hagar.

"We had a bad draw and the race track was terrible," he said. "There wasn't a lot of passing all night."

Hagar advanced from sixth to fourth place in his heat race, which lined him up on the outside of the seventh row for the 30-lap main event.

"The track was real heavy and then everybody was real tight," he said. "I had my hands full. I had my power steering go out around Lap 5."

Hagar picked up a half-dozen positions during the rough main event to place eighth.

"We had to take last weekend with a grain of salt because the track was so bad," he said. "That weekend is behind us and now I've got to focus on Knoxville."

Hagar is taking this weekend off before he will tackle Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on July 26. He will then compete during the 360 Knoxville Nationals the following week before driving for Pete Grove in the 54th annual FVP Knoxville Nationals Presented by Casey's General Stores Aug. 6-9.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 12 - Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark. - Heat race: 4 (6); Feature: 8 (14).

SEASON STATS -

23 races, 11 wins, 14 top fives, 18 top 10s, 20 top 15s, 21 top 20s

UP NEXT -

July 26 at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

VIDEO -

Ride along with Hagar during his victory at I-30 Speedway on April 5 thanks to this video by Jones Sports Media: http://youtu.be/JDYTr1M4KjM

APPAREL -

Hagar has t-shirts, hats and koozies available for sale at his race trailer at every race he competes at. To see his schedule, visit http://www.DerekHagar.com/schedule.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - J&J Auto Racing

Located in McKenzie, Tenn., J&J Auto Racing has manufactured sprint car chassis and racing parts for more than 40 years. For more information, visit http://www.JandJAutoRacing.com.

"They've been in the family since J&J Auto Racing started building cars," Hagar said. "My stepdad's dad owned race cars back in the Riverside days. They are good, safe, dependable race cars and great people to deal with."

Hagar would also like to thank R.E. Enterprises, DynoTech Performance, Xtreme Race Graphics, FSR Radiators, Fragola Performance Systems, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Hinchman Racewear, FK Rod Ends and Ti64 for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

Inside Line Promotions specializes in affordable public relations and media management for motor sports drivers, teams, sponsors, tracks, series, events, organizations and manufacturers. ILP Founder Shawn Miller leverages professional journalism with new media technologies and social networking to improve your exposure and the return on investment for your sponsors.

To meet the media relations needs of your program and to join Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or InsideLinePromotions@gmail.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

 

 

Swindell Claims Knight Before the Kings Royal for Big Game Motorsports

Inside Line Promotions - ROSSBURG, Ohio (July 15, 2014) - Big Game Motorsports driver Sammy Swindell has been on a tear recently.

Consistency in qualifying and heat race victories have made the Big Game Treestands car a regular contender in World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series dashes during the past couple of weeks.

Swindell capitalized on another strong performance last Friday to capture his second World of Outlaws triumph of the season by winning the Knight Before the Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway.

After qualifying fifth quickest, finishing fourth in his heat race and placing second in the dash, Swindell lined up on the outside of the front row for the 30-lap main event.

"I concentrated on making sure I had my car tight enough," he said. "We were probably too tight. We just got the motor back from Kistler that he made a couple of changes. We were a little conservative on the fuel and that probably cost us a little power, but it worked out. It's always a balance."

Polesitter Tim Shaffer took the lead at the start with the Big Game Treestands car in tow. Swindell closed the gap as the drivers entered traffic and he took the lead on Lap 14.

"If you get the tires too hot you lose grip," he said. "It's trying to run a good pace and run good laps."

Swindell did just that and he executed perfectly during a handful of restarts to maintain the lead en route to his 36th career win at Eldora Speedway.

"We were getting some great restarts and able to put a gap and maintain it," he said. "I did most everything right that night and we got a win. Everything looked great after the race so we had a pretty good direction the next night."

Swindell continued his momentum on Saturday at the 31st annual Kings Royal. He qualified third quickest and advanced from fourth to second place in his heat race, which lined the Big Game Treestands car up ninth for the $50,000-to-win feature.

"On the start I was behind (Kerry) Madsen and they checked up and I got against him," Swindell said. "The guy behind me bumped me and it smashed the nose wing. It killed the downforce on the car. Every time I moved the top wing back it lifted the front wheels off the ground. I was hoping for an early open red so we could change it, but it didn't come until a couple of laps to go."

With an ill-handling car and stuck in traffic most of the race, Swindell dropped to a 17th-place result.

That kind of luck also hampered the Big Game Treestands team last Wednesday during the 26th annual Brad Doty Classic at Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima, Ohio.

After qualifying 11th quickest and winning both his heat race and the dash, Swindell led 30 of the first 31 laps during the main event before the car began to handle differently.

"We probably had the car more set up to run that race on through," he said. "We ran so long and had so many reds and yellows, the tires sealed up. We came up a little bit short. I got real, real loose after the last restart and just didn't have any grip."

Swindell fell to a seventh-place finish in the final nine laps.

He and the Big Game Treestands car are scheduled to compete this Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 9 - Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima, Ohio - Qualifying: 11; Heat race: 1 (2); Dash: 1 (2); Feature: 7 (1).

July 11 - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 4 (4); Dash: 2 (2); Feature: 1 (2).

July 12 - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: 17 (9).

SEASON STATS -

49 races, 2 wins, 11 top fives, 19 top 10s, 29 top 15s, 40 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

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MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BigGameTreestands.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Big-Game-Treestands/251832101535076?fref=ts

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INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

Inside Line Promotions specializes in affordable public relations and media management for motor sports drivers, teams, sponsors, tracks, series, events, organizations and manufacturers. ILP Founder Shawn Miller leverages professional journalism with new media technologies and social networking to improve your exposure and the return on investment for your sponsors.

To meet the media relations needs of your program and to join Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or InsideLinePromotions@gmail.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

 

 

Trenca Makes Feature Both Nights During Debut at Eldora Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - ROSSBURG, Ohio (July 15, 2014) - Mission accomplished for Joe Trenca and the Mucci Motorsports team, which advanced into both features last weekend during their inaugural visit to the famed Eldora Speedway.

"We made both shows so that was good," Trenca said. "It's a really, really cool track. It's definitely unique. It's really hard to run. Friday night we were six or seven inches off the wall. Saturday night we were right around the bottom."

The NRA Sprint Invaders doubleheader kicked off on Friday with Trenca qualifying 13th quickest, which started him on the inside of the second row for his heat race. He finished fifth to miss a lock-in position by only one spot.

That relegated him to the B Main, where he charged from fourth to pick up the win and a transfer into the main event.

"On the first start (of the B Main) I got two guys on the top," he said. "We had a restart a couple of laps into it and I took the lead. I found the high side and it was really working as long as you could stay in the throttle and not let anyone slide you."

After lining up 17th in the main event, Trenca began to work toward the top 10 until he was caught up in a violent crash near the midpoint of the race.

"It was a racing deal," he said. "I got chopped and we backed into the fence. Then (Tim) Shaffer came around and hit us. It destroyed a car."

Trenca was credited with a 19th-place result and the team was forced to use the backup car for Saturday's race.

"We had that car built a little bit different than the rest of them," he said. "Also, we ruined most of our good shocks in that wreck. We were just trying to deal with what we had on Saturday."

With a new car and track conditions different than the previous night, Trenca timed in 23rd quickest during qualifying. He then finished fourth in his heat race to lock himself into the main event, which he started 14th.

"The car was just dogging the starts," he said. "Plus, we didn't find the bottom until later in the race. A lot of people told us you just have to have laps there. That hurt us in the feature Saturday night."

Trenca ended with a 19th-place finish.

He is taking the next two weekends off before returning to action on July 28-29 at Ohsweken Speedway in Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 11 - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 13; Heat race: 5 (3); B Main: 1 (4); Feature: 19 (17).

July 12 - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 23; Heat race: 4 (1); Feature: 19 (14).

SEASON STATS -

20 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 4 top 10s, 9 top 15s, 16 top 20s

UP NEXT -

July 28-29 at Ohsweken Speedway in Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoeTrencaRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoeTrencaRacing

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JoeTrencaRacing

APPAREL -

Trenca will have t-shirts and hoodies available for sale online and at his race trailer throughout the season. Visit http://www.JoeTrencaRacing.com for more information.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Shell Shock Designs

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"We saw the Shell Shock Designs helmets for a while and we decided to get one," Trenca said. "Noah is a great guy to work with and we're excited to go back to him."

Trenca would also like to thank Mucci Motorsports, Outdoor Factory Outlet, Fast Axle, National Parts Peddler, Total Seal Piston Rings, Schoenfeld Headers, Pepsi, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Shute's Water Systems, GF1 Chassis, Ti22 Performance, Seals-It, Driver Websites, Inside Line Promotions, Ken's Auto Body, Slade Shock Technology, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Don Ott Racing Engines and Hammerdown Photography for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

Inside Line Promotions specializes in affordable public relations and media management for motor sports drivers, teams, sponsors, tracks, series, events, organizations and manufacturers. ILP Founder Shawn Miller leverages professional journalism with new media technologies and social networking to improve your exposure and the return on investment for your sponsors.

To meet the media relations needs of your program and to join Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or InsideLinePromotions@gmail.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

 

 

Thomas Holds High Expectations in Return to Pavement Racing at New Smyrna

Inside Line Promotions - LINCOLN, Ill. (July 15, 2014) - Tyler Thomas is headed back to Florida this weekend with high expectations.

Thomas, who has two podiums in a pair of pro late model starts on the pavement at New Smyrna Speedway in New Smyrna this season, picked up the victory in his most recent outing for Tim Russell.

"I know the car is going to be pretty good," Thomas said. "Every time I go out there we make a lot of improvements and I understand what I need in the car to fit my driving style. I obviously like to win every time I hit the track. I think it's possible to get another one."

Thomas said his first goal for Saturday's race at New Smyrna Speedway is to finish the 50-lap race.

"It's a matter of me being patient, being smart and thinking," he said. "Knowing that I have the car capable of winning makes it a lot easier."

Thomas is coming off a frustrating end to last weekend when he drove a midget for Hans Lein.

After finishing second in his POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series heat race on Friday at Lincoln Speedway, Thomas lined up on the inside of the fifth row for the main event.

"It was kind of one lane on the bottom," he said. "They didn't have infield tires and it had rained so everybody was fighting for the bottom. I think we got up to second by halfway. I tried the top on one of the later restarts and fell back to fourth. We were three wide racing for second."

Unfortunately, a hose came off the car and dumped all the power steering fluid out with approximately eight laps remaining.

"I lost my steering at once," he said. "We had a car capable of winning. It just didn't fall in place for us."

Thomas was credited with a 20th-place result after exiting the track early.

Saturday's POWRi event at Fairbury American Legion Speedway in El Paso, Ill., was rained out.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 11 - Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln, Ill. - Heat race: 2 (1); Feature: 20 (9).

SEASON STATS -

27 races, 2 wins, 10 top fives, 14 top 10s, 20 top 15s, 26 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at New Smyrna Speedway in New Smyrna Beach, Fla.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TylerThomasMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://Twitter.com/TylerThomas91

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tyler-Thomas-Motorsports/154971717863656

APPAREL -

Thomas has t-shirts for sale at his race trailer during every event this season. For his schedule, visit http://www.TylerThomasMotorsports.com.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - BT Machine Inc.

Located in Tulsa, Okla., BT Machine Inc. has been dedicated to the machining and fabrication of precision components since 1992. For more information, visit http://www.BTMachineInc.com.

"BT Machine is my family's business and without the support from my parents and the business I wouldn't be able to pursue my dream of racing," Thomas said.

Thomas would also like to thank Quick Racing Products, Triple X Race Components, Bell Helmets, Thriller Photo, Haynes Equipment, Alpinestars, Factor 1 Racing and Esslinger Engineering for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

Inside Line Promotions specializes in affordable public relations and media management for motor sports drivers, teams, sponsors, tracks, series, events, organizations and manufacturers. ILP Founder Shawn Miller leverages professional journalism with new media technologies and social networking to improve your exposure and the return on investment for your sponsors.

To meet the media relations needs of your program and to join Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or InsideLinePromotions@gmail.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

 

 

Baughman Earns First Career 360 Sprint Car Victory at Abilene Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - ABILENE, Texas (July 15, 2014) - The hard work and long hours spent in the shop has paid off for Josh Baughman and his Jason Johnson Racing team.

After numerous close calls and near misses, Baughman recorded his first career 360ci sprint car victory last Saturday during the ASCS Lone Star Region event at Abilene Speedway.

"I knew it was a matter of time," he said. "Races are won in the shop. My crew guys spend all of their time in the shop getting ready for me to run on the weekends. I can't thank them enough as well as Jason Johnson for the help he has provided. I also want to thank Beard Equipment, Energy Equipment Co. and Compression Generation Systems for the support and I'm happy to get them a win."

Baughman was on a mission from the beginning of the night, which began with him drawing a high number to start on the back of a heat race.

"I've been to Abilene a day or two in my life," he said. "Going into turn one I knew most of the people were going to wash up the track. I backed it down and stuck the bottom. We came out of there third."

Baughman maneuvered from seventh to third place in the opening half lap before he picked up another position a couple of laps later. His second-place result earned him the high-points honor and a trip to the feature redraw, where he pulled the No. 1 in the random draw to line up on the pole for the 25-lap feature.

"We got lucky with the No. 1 pill," he said. "If there's anywhere in the country you want to be on the pole of the A Main it's Abilene. I knew the only way we'd get beat is if we beat ourselves. Wayne (Priddy) and the crew put a great setup on the car where I only had to steer."

The outside polesitter took the early lead on the top groove as Baughman stuck to the bottom to start the main event.

"(James) Mosher got the jump on us for two or three laps," he said. "I was patient and I knew that he couldn't make it last on the top. The preferred line would be the bottom. He was getting looser and looser and looser. We just hung out there on the bottom."

Baughman took the top spot several laps into the race and he pulled away to the monumental win.

His weekend kicked off the night before at Lubbock Speedway in Lubbock, Texas, where Baughman advanced from sixth to fifth place during his ASCS Lone Star Region heat race on a tricky track.

After missing the feature redraw by one spot, Baughman lined up ninth for the main event. He picked up a trio of positions to finish sixth.

"We missed a couple of things, but I felt like we were way better than where swe finished," he said. "We were kinda stuck there. We got as many cars as we could. We just couldn't go any further."

Baughman will focus on Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, the next two Saturday's prior to the 360 Knoxville Nationals July 31-Aug. 2.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 11 - Lubbock Speedway in Lubbock, Texas - Heat race: 5 (6); Feature: 6 (9).

July 12 - Abilene Speedway in Abilene, Texas - Heat race: 2 (7); Feature: 1 (1).

SEASON STATS -

28 races, 1 win, 3 top fives, 11 top 10s, 16 top 15s, 22 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoshBaughman.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Josh_Baughman17

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JoshBaughmanRacing

APPAREL -

Baughman will have t-shirts and hoodies available for sale at his race trailer throughout the season. For a list of his scheduled events, visit http://www.JoshBaughman.com.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Energy Equipment Co.

Headquartered in Midland, Texas, Energy Equipment Co. is a family-owned company, which has gained a reputation for competitive pricing and customer service. Its qualified staff members have more than 30 years of experience in the gas compression industry. For more information, visit http://www.EnergyEquipmentCo.com.

"Energy Equipment has been on board the last couple of years," Baughman said. "They help me out quite a bit and I really appreciate their support."

Baughman would also like to thank Hollywood Blasting and Coating, Beard Equipment, Compression Generation Systems, Gleco Platings, Fischer Body Shop, Factory Kahne, B&H Industrial Supplies, FK Rod Ends, K&N Filters, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, MSD Ignition, Weld Wheels, Vortex Wings, Maxim Chassis, Moss Racing Engines and Oakley for their support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

Inside Line Promotions specializes in affordable public relations and media management for motor sports drivers, teams, sponsors, tracks, series, events, organizations and manufacturers. ILP Founder Shawn Miller leverages professional journalism with new media technologies and social networking to improve your exposure and the return on investment for your sponsors.

To meet the media relations needs of your program and to join Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or InsideLinePromotions@gmail.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

 

 

Wild Weekend Ends With Tarlton Charging To Third

PETERSEN MEDIA- A very wild and eventful weekend during the Howard Kaeding Classic at the Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, CA culminated on Saturday night with Tommy Tarlton charging to a third place finish from his 19th starting spot.

“It was definitely a weekend with a full moon,” Tarlton said of the events that took place both Friday and Saturday night. “It was exciting, and I am thankful Paul Baines and the guys stayed the course, and we were able to end our weekend with a third place finish.”

Saturday night with the King of the West Series, the Easton, CA driver kicked his night off by timing in 13th fastest, after being in the last group of qualifiers.

Heat race action saw Tarlton wheelie up on the start of the race, and as he tried to get settled down, contact ensued and his machine got upside down, forcing the Elite Landscape Construction/Tarlton and Son/Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino entry to make a stop in the B Main.

Finishing third in the B, Tarlton transferred to the feature event, though his work was cut out for him, as he lined up in the 10th row.

Following a caution on the second lap, the next 23 laps ripped off with no stoppages, and Tarlton navigated through the field from the back of the pack, as he had a car that could move around on the surface.

When the red flag waived on the 25th lap, Tarlton had worked his way up to the ninth spot, before the final five laps, were plagued with stoppages.

On each restart, Tarlton was able to pick up a few positions, and when the checkered flag flew on the event, Tarlton completed a very strong run as he crossed the stripe in the third spot.

“We had a wild night, and to be truthful, the cautions at the end of the race helped us,” he said. “We were able to pick up some spots, and ended on the podium.”

Friday night Tarlton kicked his weekend off by taking on the Civil War Series Presented By Flowmaster in the opening night of the Howard Kaeding Classic.

Again timing in during the last group of qualifiers, Tarlton timed in seventh fastest, before finishing third in his heat race.

Pulling the eight pill in the redraw, Tarlton would get off to a nice start in the feature event, as he worked his way up to sixth in a race that was filled with cautions and stoppages.

On a lap 11 restart, contact ensued resulting in Tarlton’s machine getting upside down, and his night coming to an early end.

“We tore some stuff up over the weekend, which we hate to do, but we have a great team who never gives up, and I am very thankful for that.”

Tarlton Racing would like to thank Elite Landscape Construction, Tarlton and Son, Inc., Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino, Pabco Gypsum, WFO Apparel, Bandy and Associates, All Star Performance, Corporate America Investments, and BG Lubricants for their support through the 2014 season.

ON TAP: Tarlton will return to action on July 25 at the Ocean Speedway before taking of the King of the West Series at the Thunderbowl for the Peter Murphy Classic.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-9, Wins-1, Top 5’s-6, Top 10’s-6

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Tommy by visiting www.tommytarlton.com, follow @Tarlton_Racing on Twitter, or become a fan on facebook at www.facebook.com/tarltonracing21.

 

 

“Norm Nelson Classic next at Angell Park” Badger Midgets, Micros, IRA Sprints, Legends-July 20

By Bryan Gapinski Sun Prairie, Wis., July 15---The "1st annual Norm Nelson Classic" is slated for Sunday Night July 20 at Angell Park Speedway, and will feature four divisions: The Zimbrick Chevrolet of Sun Prairie/Mid-State Equipment Badger Midget Racing Series, Badger 600 Micros, IRA Bumper to Bumper Outlaw Sprint Cars Series and the Wisconsin Dirt Legends. The race will honor Norm Nelson who won the first-ever midget feature at the track on June 2, 1946. Nelson also won inaugural Interstate Racing Association (IRA) Championship in 1960. Nelson's career is also highlighted by three USAC National Stock Car Championships, and thirty-five USAC Stock Car wins. Nelson's eleven victories at the famed Milwaukee Mile place him second on the tracks all-time win list. Nelson’s granddaughter Brittany Mattie will sing the evening’s National Anthem. The event for IRA, ends a twenty-nine year absence of Winged 410 Sprint Car racing at the track. Grandstands open at 4:30 pm, practice and qualifying beginning at 6:00 pm, with racing to follow.

Current Points: Current Badger Midget Series points: 1. Christopher Bell 545; 2. Tanner Thorson 439; 3. Rico Areu 423; 4. Zach Daum 392; 5. Parker Price-Miller 335; 6. Andrew Felker 333; 7. Darren Hagen 324; 8. Jake Blackhurst 279; 9. Brandon Waelti 216; 10. Scott Hatton 158.

Badger 600 Micros:1. Brandon Sletten 688; 2. Matt Paderta 593; 3. Will Gerrits 576; 4. Tory Strauss 542; 5. Zach Boden 517; 6. Chad Bogar 461; 7. Norm Ehrke 441; 8. Bobby Ollerman 430; 9. Vance Lein 417; 10. Dusty Gerrits 401.

 

 

Strong Start, Hard Ending at Huset's

Following the third consecutive week that competition was rained out at Knoxville Raceway, Craig Dollansky and the Big Game Treestands #7 team returned to action Sunday as they prepared for battle at Huset’s Speedway.

Signing into the high-banked bullring for the fourth time this season, the racing program got off to a strong start for ‘The Crowd Pleaser’ as he piloted the Aggressive Hydraulics Maxim to the 2nd fastest lap in qualifying among the 20 cars signed in. Twelve cars inverted in two heats then put Dollansky outside row three for heat two where the Elk River, Minnesota native finished in 4th.

Eager to go at it for 25 laps around the 3/8-mile, Dollansky lined up inside row five for the A-Main after the 10 pill inversion was drawn. When the green flag waved, the field stormed into turn one but a spinning frontrunner left the Eyecon Trail Cameras backed sprinter with nowhere to go and brought out the caution. The damage sustained was too much to repair and unfortunately retired the #7 from action.

“We had a good night going after qualifying well and getting through the heat,” commented Dollansky who has five victories in 2014. “They drew the ten which started us in the fifth row and had a good start but unfortunately a car that started in the second row spun and came out of nowhere. I couldn’t avoid him and we were unable to continue.

“The track was in great shape and I was really looking forward to running the 25 laps. When you have a track you can pass on like that I don’t mind starting mid-pack. Guy Forbrook did a great job with our car and it was unfortunate to have our night end like that. I love Huset’s and look forward to going back next weekend for the All-Star show.”

This coming weekend the Big Game Treestands #7 team will compete at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday followed by the All-Star Circuit of Champions first of two visits to Huset’s Speedway the following night.

 

 

Bud Kaeding Claims Howard Kaeding Classic

PETERSEN MEDIA- Bud Kaeding picked the perfect race to score his first win with Williams Motorsports and his first win of the 2014 season as he captured the Howard Kaeding Classic on Saturday night at the Ocean Speedway, a race that pays homage to his grandfather.

“This HK Classic race means so much to my family, and I can’t believe I am standing here,” Kaeding said following a very animated celebration.

With 37 cars on hand for the special race at the Ocean Speedway, Kaeding timed his Alviso Rock/BZE backed No. 0 in 10th fastest.

Starting on the front row of his heat race, Kaeding was rocketed to the win, putting his Kaeding Performance/Factory Kahne Shocks/Maxwill Racing Engines powered machine in the night’s dash.

A fourth place finish in the Dash put Kaeding in the second row for the 30-lap feature event, and from the waiving of the green flag, Kaeding was in the thick of the battle.

Following a caution at the start of the race, the feature event saw a long green flag run, and during that run, Kaeding ran strong in the third spot, as he chased after Jonathan Allard and Kyle Hirst, as traffic became very thick as the laps continued to click off.

Challenging the lead duo, the red flag flew with just five to go as race leader, Kyle Hirst got upside down, causing some damage to second running Jonthan Allard.

Moving into the second spot, Kaeding took command of the race a lap later, when Allard was forced to the work area with damage to his wing.

The final four laps saw Kaeding fend off Shane Golobic, and Tommy Tarlton as he was able to pick up his first win of the season.

“It is great to grab a win, and win this race that honors my family,” he said. “I can’t thank Alviso Rock, BZE, Kaeding Performance, Maxwill Racing Engines, Maxima Oils, and all of the people who support this team for sticking with us.”

ON TAP: Kaeding and the Williams Motorsports team will return to action on Saturday night at the Placerville Speedway.

STAY CONNECTED: For all of the latest news on Bud Kaeding, follow him on Twitter @bud_kaeding.

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White Pockets Pair Of ASCS Lone Star Top Five Finishes

PETERSEN MEDIA- Harli White was pleased with her weekend. After a couple of weeks of struggles, the Lindsay, OK driver had a nice weekend that saw her pick up finishes of fourth and second place.

“It was a great weekend overall,” White said. “I think we finally have a good handle on a basic set up and starting point, and it was great to be in the mix both nights.”

Friday night saw the Harli White Racing team check in at the Lubbock Speedway with the ASCS Lone Star Region. Lining up third in her heat race, White was able to maintain her position, and finish in the third spot, and by doing so, she was eligible for the redraw.

Pulling the seven pill, White lined her Lucas Oil/MVT/PXP Racewear entry up in the fourth row on the extremely slick and abrasive track. When the race came to life, White showed she had a strong car as he was able to carve her way to the front, as the track began taking rubber.

White got into the second spot during the race’s closing laps, she closed in on race leader, Jake Mertens, and began challenging for the top spot.

With the track taking a ton of rubber by this point, passing was very tough, and though she tried everything she could, she would end up with a second place finish.

Saturday night saw White and company follow the ASCS Lone Star Region to the Abilene Speedway.

Lining up fifth in heat race action, White was able to gain a position, and some all important passing points, as she finished in the fourth spot, and again earned a spot in the evening’s redraw.

Pulling a six, White lined up in the third row of the speedway, and on this night, the rubber came a little earlier in the night, and passing was at a premium much of the race, but White was able to do some moving, and shaking, as she worked her way into the fifth spot, claiming her second Top-Five of the weekend.

“I really cannot complain about the weekend we had after the way the last month has gone,” she added. “Everyone has been working so hard to find something to build on, and this was definitely a step in the right direction.”

Harli White Racing would like to thank Lucas Oil, Mesilla Valley Transportation, PXP Racewear, Simpson, Classic Seagulls UK, Eagle Motorsports, and the Shriners Hospital For Children Gavelston for their support during the 2014 season.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-29, Wins-0, Top 5’s-5, Top 10’s-10.

ON TAP: White will spend this coming Saturday night at the Knoxville Raceway as she looks to get laps under he belt for the upcoming ASCS 360 Nationals.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Harli by following her on Twitter @Harliwhiteracin or by clicking over to her website, www.harliwhiteracing.com.

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James McFadden Charges To Fifth at the Brad Doty Classic

PETERSEN MEDIA- James McFadden was in action in the state of Ohio last week taking on the World of Outlaws, and the Australian driver had a very good showing during the Brad Doty Classic, where he charged from his 12th starting spot to record a fifth place finish.

“Lima, OH was probably one of the busiest, most fun races I have been in,” McFadden said. “The boys gave me a great car, and it was nice to get a great finish with the World of Outlaws.”

With 43 cars on hand for the Brady Doty Classic at the Limaland Motorsports Park, McFadden timed the JG Racing No. 3G entry in 14th fastest, putting himself on the front row of his heat race.

Slipping to the third spot in his heat, McFadden successfully transferred into the evening’s 40-lap feature event, but gridded the field from the sixth row.

On the immaculately prepared surface, McFadden had his elbows up against some of the best in the business as he navigated traffic to perfection, on his march to the front.

Jumping into the ninth spot early in the race, McFadden battled frantically with David Gravel and Brad Sweet, as they went three wide at times, and slid eachother back and forth.

Following a lap 20 caution, McFadden was able to clear Gravel and Sweet, as he jumped into the sixth spot, and chased after Daryn Pittman.

Late in the race, McFadden was able to clear both Rico Abreu and Sammy Swindell to work into the fourth spot, but with two to go, amidst a battle in slower traffic, Donny Schatz was able to get by McFadden, and McFadden would finish in the fifth spot.

Heading to the Eldora Speedway on Friday night for the Knight Before The Royal, McFadden timed in 31st fastest in time trials, before finishing eighth in heat race action.

Lining up 12th in the ‘B’, McFadden would get as high as the eighth spot, and he would fail to make the feature event.

Saturday night during the Kings Royal, McFadden again faltered in qualifying time-trials, as he timed in 37th fastest.

A sixth place finish in heat race action resulted in McFadden again taking a trip to the B Main, where he lined up in the seventh position.

Putting in a very good effort, McFadden worked his way into a transfer spot until late contact with another competitor punctured his left rear, and he was relegated to a 17th place finish, ending his night.

“It was a shame what happened on Saturday night in the B, but both nights I timed in poorly, and really put us in a huge hole for a really big race weekend,” McFadden added. “I think as the weekend progressed I got more comfortable at Eldora, but I really wanted to be in that feature event.”

James and the JG Racing team would like to thank All Star Performance, Red Line Oil, Hoosier Tire, Gaerte Racing Engines, XYZ Machining, Shepherd’s Chevrolet, SST, Brodix, Comp Cams, Diamond Pistons, Dyer’s Rods, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Astro Titanium, Fibertec, DMI, Brown and Miller, Cool Chassis, Barnes Oil Pumps, and www.sprintcarworld.com.au for their support.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-15, Wins-1, Top 5’s-9, Top 10’s-10.

ON TAP: McFadden and team will now take a little break before heading to the Ohsweken Speedway on July 28-29th before heading to the I-55 Speedway in Pevely, MO on August 1-2.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with James by following him on Twitter @JamesMcFadden25 or ‘liking’ his facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/James-McFadden-Racing/258742957530899.

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Factory Kahne Shocks Lead To Weekend of Firsts

PETERSEN MEDIA: With big races on the horizon, drivers using Factory Kahne Shocks are hitting their groove, and over the last week, a few drivers were able to pick up a few firsts!

In Lima, OH, Paul McMahan used his Factory Kahne package to grab the lead late in the feature event on Wednesday night as he picked up his first career Brad Doty Classic win aboard his CJB Motorsports machine.

In Watsonville, CA, Bud Kaeding picked up his first win of the 2014 and his first win with Williams Motorsports. What made Kaeding’s win even more sweet, was that it came at the Howard Kaeding Classic, a race paying homage to his Grandfather. Kaeding runs Factory Kahne Shocks tuned by Kaeding Performance.

Josh Boughman broke through on Saturday night at the Abilene Speedway with the ASCS Lone Star Region, marking his first career win aboard a 360ci sprint car, as he used FK Shocks tuned by FK Midwest.

In Pennsylvania, Kevin Nouse put together a very strong run at the Williams Grove Speedway as he used his Factory Kahne Shocks to charge from 11th to win in the 358ci division.

At the Gray’s Harbor Raceway in Elma, WA, Henry Van Dam continues to put together a very strong 2104 season as he parked in victory lane on Friday night during the opening night of the Summer Thunder Series 360 Nationals.

At the Deming Speedway in Micro Sprint action, Kevin Wilkenson tuned up for the upcoming Clay Cup nicely, as he used his FK Shocks to score his firs ever win in 600 open class competition.

At the Lemoore Speedway, Michael Faccinto flexed his muscles as he raced his way to victory lane with Factory Kahne shocks.

JOIN THE TEAM: Factory Kahne Shocks continue to prove their performance all across the country. Why wait any longer to join the winning team? Visit www.factorykahne.com, our West coat dealer, Kaeding Performance, at www.kaedings.com, by calling 1-800-KAEDINGS, give our Midwest dealer, Wayne Priddy of Bruce Racing, a call at (214)-326-8185, our new Indiana store, Matt Hummel, Matt@factorykahne.com or (317) 294-9858, or e-mail our East coast dealer, Highlands’ Powersports at zhighlands@aol.com to order yours today!

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Cory Eliason Sixth at Placerville

PETERSEN MEDIA- Back in action at the Placerville Speedway on Saturday night aboard the M&S Racing No. 27 machine, Cory Eliason was sixth fastest, and finished sixth in the feature event.

“We did what we needed to do, and pulled the one pill for the feature event, but we were just a little too tight, and slipped back to sixth when it was all said and done,” Eliason explained.

With 27 cars on hand on Saturday night, Eliason timed the Angius & Terry/FVP/M&S Racing entry in sixth fastest, putting him in the second row of his heat race.

Working his way into the second spot, Eliason transferred to the feature event, and qualified for the Top-Eight redraw by way of his qualifying effort.

Finding himself with the one pill, Eliason led the field to green, but slipped to the second spot in the first pair of corners, as Mason Moore jumped into the lead.

Down the backstretch, Eliason dropped back to the fifth, as Greg DeCaires, Andy Forsberg, and Andy Gregg were able to get by, as Eliason tired to find a line to free his car up.

As the laps clicked off, Eliason settled into the seventh spot, as a majority of the field used the bottom of the speedway.

Doing what he could to hold on, Eliason took advantage of Steven Tiner pulling off the speedway, and moved into the sixth spot, where he would go on to finish.

“Any time you start on the pole and move backwards it is disappointing,” Eliason said. “We just went too far on our adjustments, and we fell back to sixth. We will be back to race again, and we will learn from this.”

M&S Racing would like to thank Angius & Terry, FVP, M&S Racing Engines, Shell Shock Designs, Reitz Almond Harvesting, Empireworks Reconstruction and Painting, and Eagle Motorsports for their continued support.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-18, Wins-0, Top 5’s-5, Top 10’s-10.

ON TAP: Cory Eliason will spend this weekend in Washington taking part in the Clay Cup before returning to action in the M&S Racing No. 27 machine at the Thunderbowl in Tulare, CA on July 26th.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Cory by following him on Twitter @Cory_Eliason.

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Price-Miller Sixth at Lincoln

PETERSEN MEDIA- Parker Price-Miller traveled to the Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln, IL on Friday night to take on the Lucas Oil POWRi Series, and after a very strong performance early in the night, Price-Miller would finish in the sixth spot.

“Our night started off really well,” Price-Miller said. “Not that it means much, but we were fastest in hot laps, and felt really good heading in to our heat race.”

Lining up in the fifth spot in heat race action, Price-Miller made an early statement as he flew around the Lincoln Speedway, working his way up to the lead, and going on to win his heat race.

Finding himself on the pole for the feature event, Price-Miller continued to be very strong, as he quickly jumped out to an early lead as Darren Hagan chased after him.

With Hagan hot on his tail, Price-Miller remained cool, and collected in front of the field, until the eighth lap when Hagan was able to sneak by, and assume the lead.

Price-Miller’s machine noticeably started to tighten up on him, and he slowly lost positions.

Wrestling his machine around the speedway, Price-Miller did what he could to keep his machine near the front, as he ended the night with a sixth place finish.

“We think we lost a shock during the feature,” Price-Miller said. “We were really strong all night, but we got really tight, and then we fell back. It was a disappointing to end to what was a strong night.”

Price-Miller and his team would like to thank PPM Titanium Products, Indy Race Parts, Keizer Wheels, CSI Shocks, Select Equipment, Wesmar Racing Engines, Toyota, Toyota TRD, and Triple X Race Components for their continued support.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-34, Wins-1, Top 5’s-6, Top 10’s-13.

ON TAP: Price-Miller is kicking around the idea of taking on the USAC National Sprint Car Series on Thursday at the Lincoln Park Speedway during Indiana Sprint Week, but will for sure be in action at the Belle Clair Speedway on Friday, the St. Francois County Raceway on Saturday and the Angell Park Speedway on Sunday.

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Big Sky Podium for Reutzel!

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (July 15, 2014) – A first time turning laps and slinging clay in the state of Montana turned into yet another strong weekend of Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour action for Clute, TX, racer Aaron Reutzel.

After charging from 19th to eighth in Friday’s main event at Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Reutzel and the Bob and Christie Miller’s Car Parts Machine/Wren Motorsports No. 87 Triple-X team finished off the Big Sky weekend with a strong third-place run at Billings Motorsports Park on Saturday night for his 14th overall podium finish of 2014.

The weekend didn’t get off to the best of starts though.

“It started really rough,” Reutzel commented.

“It’s probably the worst we’ve started a night all year,” Reutzel explained of an ill-running car. “We figured things out and turned it around, I’m proud of this team for being able to do that and make a good night out of it.”

Indeed they did. After transferring from “B” Main action, Reutzel got up on the wheel and advanced 11 positions aboard the Momentum Racing Suspensions/Danny Sander Construction/ButlerBuilt machine to finish eighth, his 11th top ten in 15 ASCS National events thus far.

“We actually started a little too tight but the track came to us at the end,” Reutzel explained. “Going 19th to eighth on that track, that was pretty lucky.”

Moving on to Billings Motorsport Park, Reutzel was fast out of the box in the Lone Star Hydro Maintenance/BC Fundz/Wright Way Logistics machine, winning his heat race to get in the redraw. But there were issues once again.

“There was a vibration the car, we had to change the yoke and the driveshaft after the heat,” Reutzel says.

Issues fixed, Reutzel gridded the feature in seventh and made a quick move to fifth at the outset and then climbed to fourth in short order.

“It was the best racetrack we’ve been on all year, it was perfect,” Reutzel explains. “There was a good top and a good bottom, and slick through the middle.”

After trading sliders with Seth Bergman for several laps before finally gaining command of third, Reutzel set his sights on Jason Johnson for second.

“Right when I got to Jason, a lapped car moved up and killed my momentum,” Reutzel explains. “I don’t think we had anything for Jeff (Swindell), but we could have got by Jason.”

Still, a third-place run was a strong way to wrap up another successful weekend on the road.

“Third place, we’ll take it,” Reutzel says. “We can use the extra money after the drive up here.”

Reutzel and the No. 87 team continue action with the ASCS National Tour this Friday night at Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, SD.

2014 Quick Stats: 38 races, 6 wins, 20 top-fives, 29 top-tens, 8 heat race wins, 4 “B” Main wins.

Up Next: ASCS National Tour action at Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, SD, on Friday.

Keep Track: Keep track of Aaron Reutzel’s on-track action including schedule and results at http://www.aaronreutzelracing.com/, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Aaron-Reutzel-Racing/117666254913127 or on Twitter at @AaronReutzel. You can also e-mail Aaron at aaronreutzel@yahoo.com.

If you would like Aaron Reutzel Racing press releases e-mailed directly to you, send your e-mail address to Lonnie Wheatley at lonniewheatley@gmail.com.

Penning the recurring series of “The Wheatley Chronicles” articles on racinboys.com, Lonnie Wheatley provides media, public relations and more for select tracks, drivers and events. For more information, Wheatley may be contacted at lonniewheatley@gmail.com.

 

 

Bell Earns Hard Charger Honors in Kings Royal!

Lonnie Wheatley, NORMAN, Okla. (July 15, 2014) – Christopher Bell made his first appearance on one of Sprint Car racing’s biggest stages on Saturday night; Eldora Speedway’s Kings Royal.

And the 19-year-old from Norman, OK, did it in typical style, marching forward through the World of Outlaws Sprint Car feature field to finish 11th after starting 22nd, earning Hard Charger honors in the prestigious event.

Bell’s notable Eldora run came on the heels of yet another sweep of USAC Midget action at Sun Prairie, Wisconsin’s Angell Park Speedway the previous weekend, running his season total to a world-best 16 main event wins.

Following the Angell Park double dip in the Keith Kunz Motorsports Midget, Bell struggled through a tough night on Wednesday at Limaland’s Brad Doty Classic, just missing a transfer out of “B” Main action.

“We just weren’t good, it was a frustrating night,” Bell explained.

Joining forces with the Fox Brothers No. 53 with whom he captured his first World of Outlaws feature win in May, Bell rebounded in typical fashion at the $50,000-to-win Kings Royal event.

“We qualified 24th which put us on the pole of a heat, which was perfect with that format,” Bell explained. “We just didn’t get going at the start of the heat though.”

Bell and the No. 53 got going in the “B” with no problem, racing up to second and into his first Kings Royal main event.

Gaining that forward momentum in the “B” Main, Bell carried that over to the 40-lap main event by picking off car after car along the way, passing virtually half the field before finally running out of laps in 11th.

“My first time here (Eldora) was a couple of months ago and we were lapped traffic,” Bell says. “To come to this race and move forward like that, we feel really good about our progress.”

With the Kunz Midget idle for the next pair of weekends until Kansas week begins on July 29 at Beloit, KS, leading into the Belleville Midget Nationals, Bell will team with the Fox Brothers No. 53 for several more winged 410-ci Sprint Car events including Attica and Fremont in Ohio this weekend and then MOWA Speedweek in Illinois next week.

2014 Quick Stats: 60 races, 16 wins, 31 top-fives, 39 top-tens.

Next Up:

Friday, Attica Raceway Park (Attica, OH) – Fox 53 Winged Sprint Car

Saturday, Fremont Speedway (Fremont, OH) – Fox 53 Winged Sprint Car

Keep Track: Keep track of Christopher Bell’s on-track action including schedule and results at http://www.christopherbellracing.com/.

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Penning the recurring series of “The Wheatley Chronicles” articles on racinboys.com, Lonnie Wheatley provides media, public relations and more for select tracks, drivers and events. For more information, Wheatley may be contacted at lonniewheatley@gmail.com.

 

 

 

 

Full F.A.S.T. Weekend Ahead; $3,000 Up For Grabs at Attica!

Chris Andrews In Charge Heading into Night #12 at ‘ARP’


 

By Tyler Altmeyer: F.A.S.T. Public Relations/altmeyer119@gmail.com/(724)-954-4915

F.A.S.T. Promoter: Rich Farmer - (419) 307 - 4241 / www.fastondirt.com


 

Fremont, OH (July 14th, 2014) - Fremont/Attica Sprint Title action is set to continue this Friday and Saturday, July 18th & 19th with a pair of Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service ‘410’ sprint car events. The F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series will make its usual visits to Attica (OH) Raceway Park and Fremont (OH) Speedway during the upcoming weekend; with $3,000 up for grabs at Attica Raceway Park on Friday evening, July 18th. Each night will feature a full F.A.S.T. program; awarding points towards the 2014 Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service championship worth $10,000. This weekend’s pair of events will mark down as Night’s #12 & #13 of the 2014 schedule.


 

Chris Andrews will lead the F.A.S.T. ‘410’ roster into competition during the upcoming weekend as the current series point leader. Andrews, who has two (2) F.A.S.T. main event victories in 2014, leads the $10,000-to-win standings with 1333 points; more than thirty (30) points ahead of former F.A.S.T. series champion, Byron Reed. Reed sits second in the standings (1294) heading into the weekend double; ahead of Caleb Griffith (1275), Brian Lay (1260) and Travis Philo (1115). Positions six through ten in the current standings include Stuart Brubaker, Stuart Williams, Duane Zablocki, Dean Jacobs and Jody Keegan.  



 

Chris Andrews and Jamie Veal are the most recent F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series winners. Chris Andrews picked up his second Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service main event win of the 2014 season on Friday evening, July 4th at Attica Raceway Park. Both F.A.S.T. victories for Andrews in 2014 took shape at the Attica bullring. Jamie Veal, an Australian native and World Series of Sprintcars regular, earned the F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series victory at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio on Saturday, July 5th. It was Veal’s first-career Fremont Speedway victory, as well as first-career Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service main event win.


 

Once again, this weekend will tally points for the F.A.S.T. ‘410’ championship, only. The JLH General Contractors Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘305’ Championship Series presented by Engine Pro will return to action on Friday and Saturday, July 25th & 26th.


 

 

Upcoming Event Details:

 
Friday, July 18th - Attica Raceway Park - Attica, Ohio - Gates @ 5PM / Racing @ 7:45PM / Adults: $22; Seniors: $20; 11-15: $10; 10 & Under: Free; Pit Pass: $35
$3,000-to-win
Saturday, July 19th - Fremont Speedway - Fremont, Ohio - Gates @ 4PM / Racing @ 7:00PM / Adults: $14; Seniors: $12; Students: $8; 10 & Under: Free; Pit Pass: $30

 

*F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Events Only*


 

2014 Winners:


 

 

Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘410’ Winners:
410 Night #1 Attica Raceway Park (April 18th) - Tim Shaffer
410 Night #2 Fremont Speedway (April 19th) - Christopher Bell
410 Night #3 Attica Raceway Park (April 25th) - RAIN (No Make-Up Date)
410 Night #4 Fremont Speedway (April 26th) - Caleb Griffith
410 Night #5 Attica Raceway Park (May 16th) - Dale Blaney
410 Night #6 Fremont Speedway (May 17th) - Brian Lay
410 Night #7 Attica Raceway Park (June 6th) - Craig Mintz
410 Night #8 Attica Raceway Park (June 13th) - Chris Andrews
410 Night #9 Fremont Speedway (June 14th) - Brian Lay (2)
410 Night #10 Attica Raceway Park (July 4th) - Chris Andrews
410 Night #11 Fremont Speedway (July 5th) - Jamie Veal

 


 

Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘305’ Winners:

 

305 Night #1 Attica Raceway Park (April 18th) - John Ivy
305 Night #2 Fremont Speedway (April 19th) - Jimmy Colvin
305 Night #3 Attica Raceway Park (May 16th) - Jason Keckler
305 Night #4 Fremont Speedway (May 17th) - T.J. Michael
305 Night #5 Attica Raceway Park (June 13th) - Alvin Roepke
305 Night #6 Fremont Speedway (June 14th) - Bobby Clark

 


 

Looking Ahead:


 

 

Future F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Events:
Night #12 Attica Raceway Park - Friday, July 18th ($3,000)
Night #13 Fremont Speedway - Saturday, July 19th
Night #14 Attica Raceway Park - Friday, July 25th
Night #15 Fremont Speedway - Saturday, July 26th

 


 

 

Future F.A.S.T. ‘305’ Events:
Night #7 Attica Raceway Park - Friday, July 25th
Night #8 Fremont Speedway - Saturday, July 26th

 

Questions:


 

Those who are seeking additional information regarding the 2014 Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service, or the 2014 JLH General Contractors Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘305’ Championship Series presented by Engine Pro, can do so by logging on to the official online home of the Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Series at www.fastondirt.com. Updated information regarding the Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway can also be found on the web at; www.atticaracewaypark.com or www.fremontohspeedway.com.


 

Social Media:


 

Be sure to ‘like’ F.A.S.T. on Facebook at fb.com/fastondirt or follow @FASTseries on Twitter.


 

 

Current Championship Standings (As Of July 14th, 2014):
Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service:

 


 

1

16

Chris Andrews

2

1333

2

5R

Byron Reed

0

1294

3

40DD

Caleb Griffith

1

1275

4

45L

Brian Lay

2

1260

5

5T

Travis Philo

0

1115

6

35

Stuart Brubaker

0

1114

7

46AU

Stuart Williams

0

1078

8

9Z

Duane Zablocki

0

1068

9

7

Dean Jacobs

0

1065

10

60

Jody Keegan

0

1051

11

O7X

Dain Naida

0

1038

12

53

DJ Foos

0

963

13

O9

Craig Mintz

1

924

14

40

Caleb Helms

0

759

15

312

Mike Linder

0

617

16

55

Brad Bowman

0

607

17

33M

Bryan Sebetto

0

490

18

39M

Matt Merrill

0

462

19

81

Lee Jacobs

0

236

[Rank; Car; Driver; Wins; Points]


 

JLH General Contractors Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘305’ Championship Series presented by Engine Pro:


 

1

19R

Steve Rando

0

820

2

8I

John Ivy

1

813

3

1

Nate Dussel

0

781

4

6

Dustin Dinan

0

779

5

5R

Jordan Ryan

0

777

6

7A

Alvin Roepke

1

753

7

2

Ricky Peterson

0

737

8

8M

T.J Michael

1

721

9

8

Bobby Clark

1

721

10

36

Seth Schneider

0

698

11

25

Jason Keckler

1

696

12

12

Kyle Capodice

0

666

13

68G

Tyler Gunn

0

665

14

11G

Luke Griffith

0

657

15

22M

Dan McCarron

0

630

16

3J

Trey Jacobs

0

610

17

22D

Dan Hammond

0

604

18

7M

Brandon Moore

0

569

19

9

Jimmy Colvin

1

559

20

32

Dan Hennig

0

559

21

1W

Paul Weaver

0

555

[Rank; Car; Driver; Wins; Points]


 

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FAST On Dirt, Inc. would like to thank the following contributors to the 2014 Fremont/Attica Sprint Title point fund: 

Kistler Racing Products, KS Sales & Service, JLH General Contractors, Engine Pro, Engler Machine & Tool, CP-Carillo Pistons, Design Graphics Group Inc., SCS Gearbox, Reebar Die Casting, Hoseheads.com, Level Performance, Young's RV Centers, Gressman Powersports, Hoserville Ohio, Jon Wright’s Custom Chrome Plating, JD Automotive, Fremont Fence, Baumann Auto Group, Synder’s Floor Covering, Goofy Golf, Scott’s Lawn Care, Buffalo Wild Wings, Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway.  

Also, a very special thanks to all of our contingency award sponsors: 

All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Henry Motorsports, Productive Tools & Equipment, Hinchman Indy Racewear, OC Shocks, Kear's Speed Shop, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, King Racing Products, Kinsler Fuel Injection, KSE Racing Products, Linder's Speed Equipment, Outerwears Performance Products, Pro Shocks, R2C Performance Products, Rod End Supply, Saldana Racing Products, Ti22 Performance, Weld Racing Wheels, Hoosier Racing Tires, J&J Auto Racing and Golden Graphics & Design.

 

 
 

 

Strong Start, Hard Ending at Huset's

Following the third consecutive week that competition was rained out at Knoxville Raceway, Craig Dollansky and the Big Game Treestands #7 team returned to action Sunday as they prepared for battle at Huset’s Speedway.

Signing into the high-banked bullring for the fourth time this season, the racing program got off to a strong start for ‘The Crowd Pleaser’ as he piloted the Aggressive Hydraulics Maxim to the 2nd fastest lap in qualifying among the 20 cars signed in. Twelve cars inverted in two heats then put Dollansky outside row three for heat two where the Elk River, Minnesota native finished in 4th.

Eager to go at it for 25 laps around the 3/8-mile, Dollansky lined up inside row five for the A-Main after the 10 pill inversion was drawn. When the green flag waved, the field stormed into turn one but a spinning frontrunner left the Eyecon Trail Cameras backed sprinter with nowhere to go and brought out the caution. The damage sustained was too much to repair and unfortunately retired the #7 from action.

“We had a good night going after qualifying well and getting through the heat,” commented Dollansky who has five victories in 2014. “They drew the ten which started us in the fifth row and had a good start but unfortunately a car that started in the second row spun and came out of nowhere. I couldn’t avoid him and we were unable to continue.

“The track was in great shape and I was really looking forward to running the 25 laps. When you have a track you can pass on like that I don’t mind starting mid-pack. Guy Forbrook did a great job with our car and it was unfortunate to have our night end like that. I love Huset’s and look forward to going back next weekend for the All-Star show.”

This coming weekend the Big Game Treestands #7 team will compete at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday followed by the All-Star Circuit of Champions first of two visits to Huset’s Speedway the following night.

 

 

Allard Second With Civil War Before Bad luck With KWS During HK Classic

PETERSEN MEDIA- Spending his weekend at the Ocean Speedway for the Howard Kaeding Classic, Jonathan Allard put together a great performance on Friday night to score a second place finish with the Civil War Series before getting caught up in a wreck while running second with the King of the West Series on Saturday night.

“We had a very fast car both night’s and got caught up in a wreck on Saturday night running up front,” he said. “I tried to keep going after, but the damage was too much, and ultimately had to go to the work area.”

Friday night saw Allard kick his weekend off with the Civil War Series Presented By Flowmaster, and with 37 cars on hand, JA was ninth fastest during time trials.

Lining up on the front row of his heat race, Allard was able to get to the top spot ahead of Kyle Hirst, and pick up the win aboard his Tri-C Manufacturing/K&N/Red Line Oil backed machine.

Finishing sixth in the Dash, Allard lined up for the 30-lap feature event in the third row, but showed early he would be a factor.

Quickly working into the third spot, Allard began battling with second running Alissa Geving, and soon felt pressure from fourth running, Justin Sanders.

Going three-wide at times, Allard was able to get the spot from Geving, but had nothing for the fast moving Furr, who would go on to win the race, with Allard hanging on to the second spot.

“I have to congratulate Brad Furr on the win,” Allard said. “He was fast and had the car to beat. We have really been coming together as a team the last month or so, and we will keep taking these podiums, and hopefully turn them into wins soon.”

Saturday night saw Allard back in action with the King of the West Series for the conclusion of the Howard Kaeding Classic.

With 37 cars again in the pit area for competition, Allard timed his machine in seventh fastest, putting him in the third heat.

This time running second to Kyle Hirst in heat race action, Allard would go on to make the dash, where his third place effort would put him in the second row for the feature event.

Stalking Hirst in the early goings of the feature event, Allard would storm into the lead on the sixth lap, as he worked around the immaculately prepared Ocean Speedway.

In the midst of a long green flag run, lapped traffic became a factor, and on the 20th lap, Hirst got back by Allard, but JA didn’t go away.

In the closing laps, things took a turn, as Hirst got into the cushion too hard and got upside down, and in doing some, contact was made to Allard’s top wing, but the Chico, CA driver would elect to stay on the track with the end of the race in sight.

Allard’s wing would give way a lap later, and he was forced to the pit area, and his night was eventually over.

“It was disappointing, but like I said, we had a very fast racecar,” he explained. “This his a huge race, and I have been fortunate enough to win it in the past, but it just wasn’t meant to be this weekend. Clyde and Marion Lamar continue to support this team, and I can’t thank them enough for sticking behind us.”

Allard would like to thank Tri-C Manufacturing, K&N, ButlerBuilt, Platinum Powder Coating, King Racing Products, BR Motorsports, Red Line Oil, KSE Racing Products, Weld Wheels, NGK Spark Plugs, FK Rod Ends, Hunt Magnetos, Longacre Products, Ti64, A.R.T. Speed Equipment and Hoosier Tire for their support.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-35, Wins-5, Top 5’s-17, Top 10’s-24.

ON TAP: Allard and the Tri-C Motorsports team will be back in action on Saturday night at the Placerville Speedway.

STAY CONNECTED: For more information on Jonathan, including upcoming events, pictures, and news please check out http://www.allardmotorsports.com , or follow JA on twitter @Allard_ja.

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PAUL OXMAN PUBLISHING

180 Gallagher Crest Rd
Henderson, NV 89014
Phone: 800-228-0787
9 A.M. EDT, June 9, 2014
2015 SPRINT RACING CALENDAR
• HENDERSON, NV JUNE 9, 14:
• Tim Alywin’s cover shot of Cody Darrah shows some spectacular action as he qualifies in the glow of the sun.
• The cover of the annual Sprint Racing Calendar is just the beginning of one of the best representations of open wheel racing in a publication today. From the West Coast’s Perris Auto Speedway, to the best of Pennsylvania’s wing racing, the 2015 edition has it all.
• Phil Jordison brings photos from “Down Under,” and as always, Chili Bowl is represented again. Also included are a trio of new tracks that include the Orange County Fair Speedway, Middletown, NY, Wilmot Raceway, in WI and Jacksonville Speedway, in Jacksonville, IL.
• Of course the calendar features the “Who’s Who,” of sprint car drivers.
• Tim Aylwin, Mike Arthur, Jack Kromer, Randy Hoeft, Rudy Garcia, Dave Hill are among this year’s shooters, and with this crew at the other end of the lens, the shots making this year’s calendar will not disappoint.
• Rounding out one of the two vintage photos is Steve Kinser in Larry Woodward’s car from 1983 at Ascot.
• A final look at the amazing hand-colored photo of a 1973 shot of Rollie Beale by Ken Coles will mark the end of this long-time tradition, as this is the final photo from the collection from the late Ken Coles.

Get your copy at Knoxville, or Contact Paul Oxman Publishing for Ordering and inprint information:
180 Gallagher Crest Rd
Henderson, NV 89014
Phone: 800-228-0787

 

Hirst Scores Pair of 12th Place Finishes At Howard Kaeding Classic

PETERSEN MEDIA- Returning to the seat of his Roth Motorsports No. 83Jr entry over the weekend, Kyle Hirst was in action with both the Civil War Series and King of the West Series, and his result in both races was 12th.

“We had really good speed on Saturday night, but the driver just got in the way of a great racecar, and made a mistake. I hate it for everyone, but can’t thank them enough for their hard work, and getting us back on the track to still manage a finish,” Hirst said.

Saturday night with the King of the West Series, Hirst timed his Roth Enterprises/HR Livestock Transportation/3H Cattle entry in 15th amongst the 37 cars entered in the HK Classic.

Winning his heat race, Hirst found himself in the dash, where a second place finish put him on the front row of the 30-lap contest with Mitchell Faccinto.

After Faccinto had issues on the second lap, Hirst began a very entertaining battle with Jonathan Allard that saw him slip to the second spot.

Amidst a very long green flag run, Hirst ran in second, but chased after Allard as they found themselves in very thick lapped traffic.

Getting to Allard’s bumper on the 20th lap, Hirst worked back into the lead on the 22nd lap.

On the 25th lap, Hirst’s race took a dramatic change as he got into the cushion too hard, and it resulted in his machine getting upside down, and him losing the lead.

With repairs being made, Hirst would restart the race, and would salvage a 12th place finish.

“I just made a mistake,” Hirst said. “We had a great battle going with Jonathan Allard, and I just got into the cushion too hard, and took us out of contention.”

Friday night Hirst was in action with the Civil War Series Presented by Flowmaster, and again with 37 cars on hand Hirst timed in 13th fastest.

Running second in his heat race, the Chico, CA resident lined up 13th in the feature event.

When the race got underway, Hirst began working his way forward, as he worked his way up to the sixth spot in the closing laps.

Battling with Justin Sanders for the fifth spot, Hirst was able to slide up in front of him for the spot, but slight contact caused Hirst’s machine to get a bit out of shape, and in doing so he gave up spots.

Getting together with Colby Copeland a lap later, Hirst would slip back to 12th when the race came to a close.

“It was not the weekend we were hoping for, but we have had some good runs lately, and with anything you have to take the good with the bad” he said. “We will put this behind us, and head to Placerville Saturday night and see if we can make some noise.”

Kyle and his Roth Motorsports team would like to thank Roth Enterprises, HR Livestock Transportation, 3H Cattle, Mobil1, FK Rod Ends, Weld Wheels, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Kent Performance, Kaeding Performance, and Astro Titanium for their support in 2013.

2014 ROTH MOTORSPORTS BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-23, Wins-4, Top 5’s-14, Top 10’s-17

ON TAP: Hirst and his Roth Motorsports team will be back in action on Saturday night at the Placerville Speedway in Placerville, CA.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected to Kyle by following him on Twitter, @kylehirstracing, or by visiting www.rothmotorsports83.com.

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Justin Sanders 6th at Howard Kaeding Classic

PETERSEN MEDIA: Taking part in two races over the last weekend, Justin Sanders scored a sixth place finish at the Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, CA with the Civil War Series before finishing 11th at the Placerville Speedway on Saturday night.

“It was an okay weekend all around, I would have to say,” Sanders said. “We were pretty good at Ocean, and Placerville we timed in bad, but we were able to move forward a little in the feature event.”

Timing in sixth fastest with the Civil War Series presented by Flowmaster on Friday night, Sanders would go on to win his heat, and earn a berth in the dash.

Finishing third in the six-lap dash, Sanders lined up for the feature event in the second row, and put together a strong run.

On this nigh restarts were a little hard on Sanders, and with many stoppages during the 30-lapper, he lost a few spots, but was still able to finish in the sixth spot at the Howard Kaeding Classic.

“For whatever reason we lost spots on restarts, and with so many of them, we were constantly having to make up ground,” he said. “Once we got going we were really good.”

Saturday night at the Placerville Speedway, Sanders timed the Warrington No. 18 machine in 18th fastest, before finishing fifth in his heat race.

Lining up 17th in the 25-lap feature event ,the Prunedale, CA driver worked around the speedway slowly picking up positions.

In a hard fought race, Sanders brought home an 11th place finish. “We didn’t time in great, but we were able to move forward on a track that was tough to pass on,” he explained. “

Justin Sanders would like to thank North County Plastering, G&N Construction, STS Trucking, Lancaster Locksmith, Village Glass. Lufos Kustom Designs, Taco Bravo, LRB Race Products, Petersen Media, Fire Protection Management, Dirt Solution, Bob Tweedy, Ron Gravelle. Keener Auto Body, and Dave Haver Racing Engines for their continued support.

ON TAP: Sanders will be back in action on Friday night at the Ocean Speedway.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-26, Wins-3, Top-5’s-9, Top-10’s-16

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Justin Sanders by visiting his website, www.teamsandersmotorsports.com.

 

 

Gregg Second At Placerville

PETERSEN MEDIA: Andy Gregg had a very strong Mike’s Hard Lemonade No. 14r machine on Saturday night that saw the Placerville, CA driver work from fifth to second in the 25-lap feature event.

“We had an awesome racecar in the feature event, and were really coming on strong at the end of the race,” Gregg explained.

With 27 cars on hand at the high-banked ¼ mile speedway, Gregg timed his Mike’s Hard Lemonade/Capitol Ace Hardware/Thompson’s Auto No. 14R machine in fourth fastest in qualifications.

Lining up third in his heat race, Gregg would maintain his position, as his third place finish put him in the feature event, and also made him eligible for the night’s redraw.

Pulling the five-pill, Gregg lined the Carroll Russell Bookkeeping/Arnold’s For Aards/Goodwin Trucking machine up in the third row of the 25-lap feature event, but he would quickly flex his muscles when the green flag waived.

Moving into the fourth spot when the race got underway, Gregg chased after Andy Forsberg, and Gregg DeCaires as the trio all flanked Mason Moore.

Moving into the third spot on the 10th lap, Gregg began reeling in Greg DeCaires, as he looked to take over the second position. The final 7 laps of the race, saw Gregg and DeCaires duel for the second spot, and it was Gregg grabbing the position.

In second with just a few markers to go, Gregg chased after Forsberg, but ran out of laps, as he crossed the stripe in the second spot.

“I wish we had more laps because I think we had something for Forsberg, but I have to congratulate him and his team on the win,” Gregg said. “We really got going towards the end and got by DeCaires in traffic, and tried going after Forsberg. I have to thank everyone for all of their hard work.”

Gregg and the Russell Motorsports team would like to thank Mike’s Hard Lemonade, Capitol Ace Hardware, Thompson’s Auto, Carroll Russell Bookkeeping, Arnold’s For Awards, Goodwin Trucking, Farrell Design-Build Inc., K&N, FK Rod Ends, King Racing Products, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, GUTS, Amsoil, Wilwood, Amerikote, 101.9 The Wolf, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, and HJS Consulting for their support this season.

Andy would like to thank Miller Fortune, Poor’s Equipment Repair, K&N, FK Rod Ends, King Racing Products, BR Motorsports, FK Shocks, Wilwood, Capitol Ace Hardware, 95.7 The Wolf, CTL Forrest Management, Nail Roofing, Meyers and Sons Drywall, Ervin Sales Group, Hansen Machine, K&T Fab, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Amerikote, and Hinchman for their support in 2014.

MERCH: Andy Gregg is excited to announce that he has added Miller Fortune merchandise to his arsenal. With the Knoxville Nationals on his tentative schedule this year, Gregg is hoping fans can show their support by purchasing a shirt or sweatshirt at the track, at www.allthingracingrapparel.com, or www.briancannonmotorsports.com.

ON TAP: Gregg will be back in action at the Silver Dollar Speedway on Friday night aboard his Miller Fortune No. 53 car before taking on the King of the West on Saturday night at the Placerville Speedway aboard the Scott Russell No. 14R machine.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-26, Wins-2, Top 5’s-13, Top 10’s-16

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Andy by following him on twitter @andygregg53.

 

 

DJ Netto Puts on Pair of Hard Charges

PETERSEN MEDIA: Hanford, CA driver, DJ Netto, continued his strong 2014 season over the weekend as he put on hard charges with both the Civil War Series and the King Of West Series at the Ocean Speedway during the Howard Kaeding Classic.

“I was terrible in qualifying on both nights, but we raced really well, and it is pretty cool to come from deep in the field both nights to score fifth and seventh place finishes,” Netto said.

Friday night with the Civil War Series, Netto started his night off by timing his machine in 21st fastest with 37 cars on hand for the event.

Lining up sixth in his heat race, Netto finished fifth aboard his Netto Ag/Penny Newman Grain/Bogies Auto Parts machine, though he was on the outside of the A Main line up, and looking in.

Lining up seventh in the B, Netto put together a fine performance in the B Main event, as he worked his way up to the second spot, and transferred to the feature event.

With his finish in the B, Netto rolled off for the 30-lap feature even in the eighth row, and slowly worked his way through the star-studded field.

Taking advantage of a various cautions and red flags, Netto found himself in the fifth spot as he took the checkered flag.

Saturday night saw Netto drop his 410ci engine in his machine as he was in action with the King of the West Series.

Timing in 19th fastest, Netto again found himself outside of the heat race inversion, and his fifth place finish in his heat saw him again forced to go through the B Main for a final shot at making the feature event.

Finishing in the fourth spot, Netto again put his machine in the feature event, but on this night, he would have even more ground to make up, as he lined up in the 10th row.

With the race starting off with a very long green flag run, Netto again put on a charge as he carved his way past some of the regions top drivers.

Getting inside the Top-10 late in the race, Netto took advantage of a late restart to get by Jason Statler, as he ended his weekend with a seventh place run from 20th.

“It was a pretty good weekend overall,” Netto said. “Both nights had really tough fields of cars, and it says a lot about our team when we are able to come from the back two nights in a row and have good finishes. I can’t thank Cory and everyone enough for working so hard for me.”

DJ and his Netto Racing team would like to thank Netto Agriculture, Penny Newman Grain, Bogies Auto Parts, and Vande Pol Enterprises for their support in 2014.

ON TAP: Netto returns to action on Saturday night at the Placerville Speedway with the King of the West Series.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-28, Wins-1, Top 5’s-4, Top 10’s-7

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with DJ and his team by following him on twitter @DJNetto88.

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Tough Luck Finds Tiner

PETERSEN MEDIA: Steven Tiner had one of those weekends where anything that could go wrong seemed to go wrong, as he was involved in a crash at the Ocean Speedway on Friday night, before a parts failure knocked him out of the fourth spot late in the feature on Saturday night in Placerville, CA.

“It was just an all around bad weekend,” Tiner said. “We got caught up in a wreck in the B on Friday night, and then had a part fail on us on Saturday night while we had a good run going.”

With 37 cars on hand for the Howard Kaeding Classic on Friday night at the Ocean Speedway, Tiner timed his Larry Davis Farms/Wright Process Systems/BR Motorsports backed No. 94 machine in 28th fastest, putting himself in an early hole.

Finishing sixth in his heat from the seventh spot, Tiner was forced to go through the B Main event, where his night would come to an end following a double file restart, that saw his machine get upside down.

Making the tow to the Placerville Speedway on Saturday night, Tiner’s night got off to a much better start as he was 10th fastest in time trials.

Starting on the pole of his heat, Tiner would race his way to the win, and earn a spot in the redraw, where he found himself with the four pill, putting him in the second row of the 25-lap affair.

Slipping back to the fifth spot when the race got underway, Tiner was able to get by Cory Eliason, and Mason Moore, to get up into the fourth spot, as he chased after Greg DeCaires, Andy Forsberg, and Andy Gregg.

As the race began it’s homestretch, Tiner was solidly in the fourth spot, when something went south on his machine, and he was forced to pull off the speedway with a DNF.

“The positive was we had a really strong racecar before the part broke,” he said. “We had a tough night at Watsonville on Friday, so I really have to thank everyone who helped get us back together and race ready for Placerville.”

Steven and his Steven Tiner Racing team would like to thank Larry Davis Farms, Wright Process Systems, BR Motorsports, King Racing Products, Elma Lanes, Harvest Supply, Powder Coat-It, SRP, Wilwood, FSR, Dan Olson Race Products, Sander Engineering, Sweet Manufacturing, Good Ridge, Schoenfeld, Western Metal Company, and Roseville Precision for their continued support.

2013 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-22, Wins-2, Top 5’s-7, Top 10’s-12

ON TAP: Tiner is hoping to return to action on Friday night at the Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, CA.

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Shaw Ninth at Placerville

PETERSEN MEDIA- Looking to make up from a lackluster performance at the Placerville Speedway on the Fourth of July, Kyler Shaw turned put in a strong effort on Saturday night that ended with him scoring a ninth place finish.

“We had a really good car all night long, and I was pleased with how we raced, especially since we were not very good last week here,” Kyler Shaw said.

With 27 cars on hand for the weekly showdown, Shaw kicked his night off by timing his Shaw Structures Unlimited/PM$ Investments/Stan Yockey Motorsports No. 92 machine in 11th quickest.

Heat race action saw Shaw’s machine stumble on the initial start, and as it cleared out, he settled into the third spot, where he went on to finish, putting him in the feature event.

Lining up in the sixth row for the feature event, Shaw got off to a great start, as he spent the early goings of the race on the cushion, and got into the 10th spot as many drivers were utilizing the bottom of the speedway.

As the field began to spread out, Shaw slowly dropped to the low side of the speedway, as he had slipped back to the 13th spot, and began working his way forward during the long green flag run.

Taking advantage of a driver pulling off late in the race, Shaw saw in the 12th spot, as he was able to get into the 10th spot, as he raced in a tight pack.

In the race’s final stages, Shaw made a nice move to get by Jimmy Trulli and take the ninth spot, where he would go on to finish.

“Placerville is a tough place to figure out, and to run well against a very tough field of cars is pretty cool,” Shaw said. “The car was awesome all night, and this is another good night up here we can build on.”

Kyler would like to thank Shaw Structures Unlimited, PM$ Investments, Stan Yockey Motorsports, Pro Signs, 4FourGraphics, F4st Four Media, Borrelo Racing Engines, Uncle Dave’s Ranch, and Sid’s Smokehouse for their support.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-13, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-4.

ON TAP: Kyler will be in action on Friday night at the Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, CA as he takes on the Ocean Sprints Presented by Taco Bravo.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Kyler Shaw by following @KS2Motorsports on Twitter, or liking https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kyler-Shaw-Motorsports/210375962325287.

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Madsen Crowned King

PETERSEN MEDIA- A red-hot Kerry Madsen put together a dominating performance on Saturday night as he charged from his seventh starting spot to win the 31st Annual Kings Royal at the Eldora Speedway.

“This race was pretty much got me hooked on racing in America years ago, and it’s fantastic to finally break through and win it,” a jubilant Madsen said. “I can’t thank Tyler, Chris, and Brandon enough for the great car they gave me, as well as the Gavranich Family and everyone at American Racing for their continued support.”

Saturday night’s Kings Royal got started off on the right foot for Madsen, as he was fastest in qualifications, putting him in the second row of his heat race. By way of his second place finish, Madsen lined up for the feature event in the fourth row.

When the 40-lap contest got underway, Madsen took a liking to the very stop of the track, as he wasted no time using a heavy right foot, and momentum, to work his way into the third spot, chasing after Donny Schatz, and David Gravel.

When the yellow flew on the 11th lap, Madsen took advantage of the restart as he got past Donny Schatz for second, and then one lap later was able to get by Gravel and began pulling away from the field.

Out front, Madsen was stellar through lapped traffic, and was in command until the caution flew on the 38th lap setting up a green-white-checkered finished. Madsen was flawless on his restart as he went on to score his first Kings Royal win.

“It was a little nerve racking seeing that last caution, but I couldn’t let it rattle me with such good competition behind me,” he added. “I was counting laps and focusing on hitting my marks, and it worked out.”

Saturday night’s triumph marked Madsen’s fourth World of Outlaw win of the season, and was his seventh straight top-three finish.

Friday night during the Knight Before the Kings Royal, Madsen timed his entry in third fastest.

By way of his third place finish in heat race action, and third place finish in the dash, Madsen would line up third in the feature event.

Running a very strong race, Madsen battled inside the top-five much of the race as he battled with the likes of Shane Stewart, David Gravel, Jac Haudenschild and Daryn Pittman.

Running in the fourth spot in the closing laps, Madsen used a very aggressive slide job to move in front of Pittman for the third spot, and tried making a last lap pass on Tim Shaffer for the second spot, but came up short and took the third spot.

“It was a hard fought race on Friday night,” he said. “We had a really tight battle late in the feature, and fortunately I had a really good car, and was able to land on the podium.”

Wednesday night saw the World of Outlaws take to the Limaland Motorsports Park for the Brad Doty Classic. After timing in fourth fastest, Madsen would race to a fourth place finish in heat race action.

Charging from fifth to third in the dash, Madsen would grid the field in the second row for the 40-lap shootout.

Falling back to fourth in the early goings of the race, Madsen stormed into third following a lap-two restart, as he chased after Paul McMahan and Sammy Swindell.

With cautions sprinkled through the race, Madsen hung with the lead duo for much of the race, and was able to work into the second spot, where he would finish, during the waning laps.

“Overall it was a great weekend for this team,” Madsen said. “We were fast every night, and to cap it all off with the Kings Royal win is just special.”

2014 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-55, Wins-7, Top-5’s-27, Top 10’s-43

ON TAP: Madsen and his team now head to Pennsylvania for the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup on Tuesday night in Sarver, PA, return to the Lincoln Speedway on Thursday night, before the Summer Nationals at the Williams Grove Speedway on Friday and Saturday night, and finally ending a busy week at the Lebanon Valley Speedway on Sunday night.

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David Gravel Finishes Third at the Kings Royal

PETERSEN MEDIA- Saturday night at the Eldora Speedway, David Gravel went toe-to-toe with Donny Schatz and Kerry Madsen, and finished third in the prestigious Kings Royal.

“It is pretty cool to get on the podium for the Kings Royal,” Gravel said. “We started on the pole and raced hard with Donny Schatz and Kerry Madsen, and we are pleased to start the Month of Money of the podium.”

Timing his Roth Enterprises/HR Livestock Transportation/3H Cattle No. 83 entry in sixth fastest, Gravel stormed to the win in his heat race, putting himself on the pole for the 40-lap feature event.

When the green flag dropped, Gravel mashed the gas pedal and jumped out to an early lead, as Donny Schatz flanked him.

Leading the first nine laps, Gravel slipped to the second spot, as Schatz was able to slide in front of him exiting turn four.

With the caution flag waiving on the 11th lap, Gravel took advantage and jumped back into the lead, but slipped back to second on the 13th lap, after a brief battle with Kerry Madsen.

With Schatz also getting by Gravel, the Watertown, CT driver did not let him out of his sights as he hung right with Schatz, looking for an opening to get back into the second spot.

A yellow bunched the field back up on the 38th lap, and taking a shot at Schatz, Gravel would not be able to make anything stick, and took the checkered in the third spot.

“It is a great way for us to rebound after a pretty frustrating week,” he said. “Eldora always seems to treat me well, so we will take this and head to PA and look to get a couple of spots better.”

Friday night during the Knight before the Royal, Gravel was seventh fastest in time-trials, and won his heat race from his third starting spot.

Finishing seventh in the Dash, Gravel lined the Mobil 1/FK Rod Ends/Weld Wheels machine up in the fourth row for the feature event.

Showing great speed in the feature event, Gravel battled inside the top five as he battled with Kerry Madsen and Jac Haudenschild.

Following a lap 16 restart, contact ensued between Madsen and Gravel, and the end result was Gravel spinning into the front stretch wall, with his night coming to an early end with him being scored in the 20th spot.

“We had a great car on Friday night, but we unfortunately had some contact with another driver we were battling with that ended our night pre-maturely,” he said.

Wednesday night at the Limaland Motorsports Park, Gravel got his night off to a great start again as he continues to time in well, and set a new track record during the Brad Doty Classic.

Finishing sixth in the Dash, Gravel would line up in the same spot for the feature event, but on this night he had troubles moving forward.

Gravel would try to get his machine going in the right direction, but on this night it was just not meant to be as he struggled to a 15th place finish.

“We just missed it in the feature,” he said. “We timed really well, and got through our heat, and gained a row in the dash, but unfortunately it was just one of those nights. The boys are working really hard, and Dennis and Theresa Roth are making sure we have great equipment, and again, I can’t thank all involved for letting us have some fun.”

The Roth Motorsports team would like to thank Roth Enterprises, HR Livestock Transportation, 3H Cattle, Mobil1, FK Rod Ends, Weld Wheels, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Kent Performance, Kaeding Performance, and Astro Titanium for their support in 2014.

2014 ROTH MOTORSPORTS BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-49, Wins-2, Top 5’s-12, Top 10’s-29.

ON TAP: Gravel and the Roth Motorsports team return to action on Tuesday night at Lernerville for the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup, Thursday night at the Lincoln Speedway, the Summer Nationals at the Williams Grove Speedway on Friday and Saturday, before closing their weekend o n Sunday night at the Lebanon Valley Speedway.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Roth Motorsports by checking out their new website, www.rothmotorsports83.com, and by following David on Twitter @davidgravel89g.

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‘Haud’ 8th at Knight Before The Kings Royal

PETERSEN MEDIA: Returning to his favorite track over the weekend, The Eldora Speedway, for one of the biggest race weekends of the year, The Kings Royal, Jac Haudenschild and his Destiny Motorsports team had a mixed bag of results that was highlighted by an eighth place finish on Friday night.

Opening Kings Royal weekend up with the Knight Before the Royal on Friday night, Haudenschild timed the MonDak Portables/Benic Enterprises/Rick Rogers Construction No. 9w machine in 16th fastest.

By way of his time trial effort, ‘The Wild Child’ lined up on the pole of his heat race, and took advantage of the starting position as he powered his way to the victory, earning him a spot in the Dash.

Finishing in the 10th spot, the Wooster, OH driver lined up for the feature event in the fifth row, but did not stay back there for long as he put his right-rear tire on the wall and moved into the fifth spot in just two laps.

Taking advantage of a lap 16 restart, ‘The Wild Child’ made a very bold move to split two cars and take the second spot, however, the yellow flew just after, negating his pass.

When the action resumed, Haudenschild hung around the top five, as he battled with Kerry Madsen and Shane Stewart, as the trio jockeyed for the position.

Continuing to run the high, scary side, Haudenschild made late contact with the turn four wall, that caused to slow up for a split second, but in doing so lost a few spots, and slipped back to eighth at the finish line.

Saturday night during the Kings Royal, Haudenschild had issues in time trials relegating him to 40th fastest, putting him in a huge hole for the rest of the evening.

Finishing seventh in his heat, Haudenschild was forced to the C Main, which he won, putting him 20th in the B Main.

Giving it a valiant effort in the B, Haudenschild was able to pick up eight spots aboard the Renegade Rentals/Champion Oil/Triple X Racing Components machine, though it would not be enough to transfer to the A, ending his night.

Wednesday night at the Brad Doty Classic, Haudenschild timed in 20th fastest, before finishing fifth in his heat race, successfully putting him the feature event.

Lining up 18th in the feature event Haudenschild made light contact with the wall early in the race, and it resulted in the broken Jacob’s Ladder, but ‘The Wild Child’ stayed on the speedway.

With the car a bit of a handful with the damage to it, Haudenschild wrestled it around the speedway and ended up with a 17th place finish.

“We are in a bit of a funk, but we are working through it,” he said. “It’s tough, but nobody has given up yet, and hopefully we will snap out of this soon.”

Destiny Motorsports would like to thank MonDak Portables, Benic Enterprises, Rick Rogers Construction, Renegade Rentals, Triple X Race Components, Boss Signs and Graphics, Driver Websites, Petersen Media, Tony Stewart Racing, GME Manufacturing, ButlerBuilt, Simpson Race Products, Kistler Engines, Keizer Wheels, DMI, Red Devil Brakes, Champion Oil, and Hoosier Tire for their support in 2014.

ON TAP: Jac Haudenschild and the Destiny Motorsports team return to action on Saturday night in Wilmot, WI before visiting the Huset’s Speedway on Sunday night, both with the All Star Circuit of Champions.

2014 DESTINY MOTORSORTS BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-41, Wins-3, Top 5’s-11, Top 10’s-16

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Dewease Grabs Second Win of the Season

PETERSEN MEDIA: Lance Dewease and his Dietz Motorsports team rebounded from a tough end to their speedweek by picking up a win at the Lincoln Speedway on Saturday night.

With the handicapping structure in place to line up the feature event, Lance Dewease found himself in the fifth starting position aboard his C.C. Dietz Builders/Conduit Connections/Hess Ornamental Iron No. 14 machine for the 25 lap feature event.

Following a caution on the third lap, Dewease got around Nathan Bergwager for the fourth spot as he set his sights on Billy Dietrich.

Chasing Dietrich down, Dewease moved into the third spot on the 12th lap, before getting past Tim Glatfelter for second on the 14th lap

On lap 15, the Fayetteville, PA driver was able to by Matt Boland exiting turn four, and he never looked back as he went on to pick up his 37th career win at the Lincoln Speedway.

“We are gaining on things a little slower than we had hoped, but it is a process,” Dewease said. “Our short track program is improving, and we have been really good on the smaller tracks as of late, which is really good, especially for me.”

Friday night the team checked in at the Williams Grove Speedway, and after struggling in qualifications, Dewease found himself lining up dead last in the feature event.

On the big 1/2mile track the caution flag only flew one time, as Dewease worked his way through the field.

From the back of the pack, Dewease earned hard charger honors by way of his 11th place finish aboard the Pro Shocks by LD Shocks/Triple X/Wings Unlimited machine.

“Friday night as a good night, after time trials,” he added. “We were horrible qualifying, but we kept after it, and when it was all said and done, we earned hard charger honors.”

Dewease would like to thank C.C. Dietz Builders, Conduit Connections, Hess Ornamental Iron, Pro Shocks by LD Shocks, Triple X, Wings Unlimited, Keizer Wheels, DMI Racing Components, Schoenfeld Headers, Hanks Performance Products, FK Rod Ends, Schaeffer Racing Oils, Astro Titanium, Tom Shockey Collision, Kirkey Racing Seats, Bell Helmets, WRT Web Designs, and WRT SpeedWerx

2014 BY THE NUMBERS : Starts-32, Wins-2, Top 5’s-9, Top 10’s-17.

ON TAP: Dewease and his Dietz Motorsports will welcome the World of Outlaws to Pennsylvania on Thursday at the Lincoln Speedway, and on Friday and Saturday at the Williams Grove Speedway for the Summer Nationals.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Lance by visiting his website, www.lancedewease.com, or liking his Facebook Page, Lance Dewease Motorsports.

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Full 'Outlaw' Weekend Ahead for 'Super' Alan Krimes ‘The Greatest Show on Dirt’ Will Visit Central PA This Thursday, Friday & Saturday

By Fully Injected Motorsports PR

Denver, PA (July 14th, 2014) - The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series will revisit the central Pennsylvania battlegrounds this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, July 17th, 18th & 19th; hosting three (3) full programs at two (2) of Pennsylvania’s most recognized short track facilities. ‘The Greatest Show on Dirt’ will visit the Lincoln Speedway to kick-off the upcoming weekend; followed by a two-day trip to the Williams Grove Speedway. The almighty ‘Pennsylvania Posse’ will be in full force during the ‘Outlaw’ invasion; including two-time central Pennsylvania winner in 2014, Alan Krimes. Krimes has yet to earn a World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series main event win, but will have three (3) opportunities to do so this weekend.

Alan Krimes will kick-off his upcoming ‘Outlaw’ weekend with a visit to the Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania on Thursday evening, July 17th. The Denver, Pennsylvania native is a two-time feature winner at the Pigeon Hills oval in 2014, and will be no less than a fan favorite this Thursday night when the ‘Outlaws’ come back to town. Krimes finished twelfth (12th) against the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series during their last visit to the Lincoln Speedway back on May 14th. Stevie Smith was the main event winner.

‘Super’ Alan Krimes, who pilots the Midnite Antiques, Conestoga Valley Garage, Wayne Corini, Krimes Racing Engines, VRP Shocks, no. 87 ‘410’ sprinter, will follow the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series to the Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania on Friday and Saturday, July 18th & 19th; taking part in the annual ‘Summer Nationals.’ The two-day weekend will feature two (2) complete programs for the ‘410’ sprint cars; capped-off with the 30-lap/$20,000-to-win ‘Summer Nationals’ finale on Saturday, July 19th. Alan Krimes is currently fourth (4th) in the Williams Grove Speedway ‘410’ track championship standings. The former Mitch Smith Memorial champion at ‘The Grove’ will attempt to hold off the invaders all weekend, and earn the first ‘Posse’ victory against the ‘Outlaws’ at Williams Grove Speedway in 2014. Daryn Pittman swept the ‘Outlaw’ weekend at Williams Grove Speedway back in May.

Entering his upcoming three-race World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series weekend, Alan Krimes finds himself fifth (5th) in the updated SPEEDWAY MOTORS/CHAMPION RACING OIL PA SPRINT CAR SERIES Presented by Hoseheads.com point standings; on the strength of two (2) central Pennsylvania victories. Those looking for additional information regarding the Lincoln Speedway or Williams Grove Speedway, please visit their official online homes at www.lincolnspeedway.com and/or www.williamsgrove.com.

The Midnite Antiques/Conestoga Valley Garage/Wayne Corini/Krimes Racing Engines/VRP Shocks/ ‘Super 87’ team will be a part of all of the action each and every weekend in the heart of ‘Pennsylvania Posse’ territory; chasing track championships at Williams Grove Speedway and Lincoln Speedway. Fans can keep up with Alan Krimes during his entire 2014 season - right here at ‘FullyInjected.com.’ Or be sure to check out Alan Krimes’ official online home at: www.ak87racing.com.

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Recent Highlights: Finished 3rd (A-Main) at the Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night, June 27th 2014 Wins: 2 (Two at Lincoln Speedway (PA))

 

 

Extended East Coast Swing for Kraig Kinser as the ‘Month of Money’ Continues

By Kraig Kinser Racing PR

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — July 14, 2014 — The second East Coast Swing of the season has always been jam-packed for the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series. With the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup Twin 30s at Lernerville Speedway and the Summer Nationals at Williams Grove Speedway anchoring the stretch of races during this portion of the “Month of Money,” along with the series annual trek to Lebanon Valley Speedway. The summer East Coast Swing will be bolstered even more this year by visits to both Lincoln Speedway in Pennsylvania, and Fulton Speedway in New York. In total, seven feature events will be contested in a nine-day span. For Kraig Kinser, this stretch of races will provide plenty of seat time.

The second East Coast Swing opens for Kinser, who drives the Mesilla Valley Transportation/Casey’s General Store/King Racing Products Maxim, on Tuesday, July 15, at Lernerville Speedway with the running of the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup Twin 30s. Action then shifts to Lincoln Speedway on Thursday, July 17. The series invades the historic Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, July 18, and Saturday, July 19 for the Summer Nationals. A visit to Lebanon Valley Speedway is set for Sunday, July 20, with a jaunt to Fulton Speedway on-tap, Wednesday, July 23.

“With all the races coming up and the travel they entail, this is a time of the year when you really have to pay attention to the small details,” said Kinser. “We have been working on a number of little things lately, especially our qualifying package and hopefully some of that pays off this week. The Silver Cup always has a great field of cars and then when we get to Central Pennsylvania, we know how tough the competition there always is. We’ll keep plugging away and working at it day in and day out.”

Kinser missed qualifying for the Don Martin Memorial Twin 30s each of the last two seasons. He finished 21st and 19th in the doubleheader event in 2011. In his career at the four-tenths-mile just outside of Pittsburgh, the native of Bloomington, Indiana, has four top-10 finishes. He came home a career-best fourth in the Commonwealth Clash in 2011. The fall race at Lernerville was rained out last year.

The third-generation driver has made one start at Lincoln Speedway this season, finishing 26th back in May. Kinser has made three appearances at the three-eighths-mile near Hanover, Pennsylvania, dating back to 2012.

Kinser has made two feature event starts at Williams Grove thus far in 2014. He finished 11th on May 16, and was 19th on the following night. He has a total of nine top-10 finishes at the uniquely-shaped half-mile in his career, including a career-best fourth-place showing during the 2012 Summer Nationals.

Last season at the blazing fast, high-banks of Lebanon Valley Speedway, Kinser came home 14th. A pair of 10th-place finishes, including in his debut at the track in 2004, stand as his best performances at the venue.

Kinser has raced twice at Fulton Speedway in his career. He finished fourth in his most reason start at the three-eighths-mile in 2010. In his debut at Fulton in 2004, the 2005 winner of the Knoxville Nationals was eighth. Next week’s race will mark the first World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series event at the track since 2010.

Kinser opened the “Month of Money” last week, with an eighth-place finish in the Brad Doty Classic at Limaland Motorsports Park in Ohio. He was 18th in the Knight Before the Kings Royal at the famed Eldora Speedway and 22nd in the 31st running of the Kings Royal. He is currently ninth in the series standings on the strength of 18 top-10 finishes.

“We’ve had some good runs at the tracks we are headed to and also have had some bad luck at some of them,” Kinser said. “You have to treat each race as a new one and put the race before it behind you, no matter where you finish. You want to ride the strong finishes as long as you can, but with a bunch of races in a short time, you have to always be looking forward. This is the type of stretch that makes the World of Outlaws the series that it is.”

Kraig Kinser Racing would like to thank Casey’s General Stores, Mesilla Valley Transportation, King Racing Products, Maxim, Aerodine Composites, Sander Engineering, Integra Shocks, All Star Performance, FK Rod Ends, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Bell, KSE Racing Products, ButlerBuilt, Schoenfeld Headers, Donovan Engineering, Fel-Pro, Brodix, Wilwood, Dyer’s, Barnes Systems, Ringer Gloves, Jakes Custom Golf Carts, and Ben Cook Racing Limited for their continued support.

Kraig Kinser By the Numbers: East Coast Swing II 0.375- Miles around Lincoln Speedway and Fulton Speedway 0.4- Distance around Lernerville Speedway in miles 0.5- Miles around Williams Grove Speedway and Lebanon Valley Speedway 4- Nights of racing in New York this season for the series 6- Average finish in two starts at Fulton Speedway 9- Current position in the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series standings 11- Nights of racing in Pennsylvania this year for the series 12.334- Track record at Lernerville Speedway 13.089- Qualifying record at Lincoln Speedway 13.240- Track record at Fulton Speedway 14.1- Average finish in eight starts at Lebanon Valley Speedway 14.8- Average finish in 32 main event starts at Williams Grove Speedway 15.5- Average finish in 15 main event starts at Lernerville Speedway 16.140- Track record at Williams Grove Speedway 25- Miles from Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania, where the World of Outlaws compete on July 17 to Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg 32- Career main event starts at Williams Grove, including preliminary features 185- Distance in miles from Lebanon Valley Speedway in New York, where the World of Outlaws compete on July 20 to Fulton Speedway in New York 303- Miles from Lernerville Speedway in Pennsylvania, where the World of Outlaws race on July 15 to Lincoln Speedway in Pennsylvania 317- Distance in miles from Williams Grove Speedway in Pennsylvania, where the World of Outlaws compete, July 18-19 to Lebanon Valley Speedway in New York 323- Miles from Eldora Speedway in Ohio, where the World of Outlaws raced on July 11-12 to Lernerville Speedway in Pennsylvania 2003- Year of first start at Williams Grove Speedway 2004- First start at Fulton Speedway, Lebanon Valley Speedway and Lernerville Speedway 2012- Year of first start at Lincoln Speedway

Keep up with all the action For the latest news on Kraig Kinser, visit http://www.kraigkinser.com, and follow Kraig on Twitter at http://twitter.com/kraigkinser11k and receive live updates from the track each and every race night.

Tune in Listen live to each and every World of Outlaws event on DIRTVision.com with “The Voice of the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series” Johnny Gibson on the call. Visit www.DIRTVision.com for live audio of each and every World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series event.

 

 

Big Game Motorsports and Sammy Swindell to Concentrate on Knoxville Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - WINDOM, Minn. (July 14, 2014) - Big Game Motorsports driver Sammy Swindell will shift his focus to the famed Knoxville Nationals during the next several weeks.

Swindell and the Big Game Treestands team will compete at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, the next two Saturdays prior to the 54th annual FVP Knoxville Nationals Presented by Casey's General Stores Aug. 6-9.

"It'll be a big plus for us (to focus on Knoxville) because we haven't been as good as we need to be there," Swindell said. "We've figured out some things with the car and have been running much better the last few weeks. We want to capitalize on it by focusing our efforts on the Nationals. This is going to give us some time to hopefully get ourselves dialed in to be in a position to win the Knoxville Nationals."

Swindell, who picked up his second World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series feature victory of the season last Friday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, will resume competition with the premier sprint car series on Aug. 1-2 at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo., for the Ironman 55.

The Big Game Treestands team will then tackle the 2nd annual Capitani Classic on Aug. 3 at Knoxville Raceway prior to the Knoxville Nationals that week.

"It makes sense at this point to concentrate our efforts on the biggest race of the season," Big Game Treestands Founder Tod Quiring said. "This schedule puts the team in a better position for a strong run in this year's Nationals."

Swindell ranks fifth on the all-time 410ci wins list at Knoxville Raceway, where he has captured 48 career victories.

His most notable win was the 1983 Knoxville Nationals. Swindell has also garnered 14 top fives and 20 top 10s in his 31 Knoxville Nationals main event starts.

SEASON STATS -

49 races, 2 wins, 11 top fives, 19 top 10s, 29 top 15s, 40 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

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Wheatley Kicks Off Month of Money With Tough Luck in Ohio

Inside Line Promotions � ROSSBURG, Ohio (July 14, 2014) � Austen Wheatley endured a tough outing in Ohio as the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series �Month of Money� kicked off last week.

Wheatley had an engine issue during qualifying last Wednesday at the 26th annual Brad Doty Classic at Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima, Ohio. To make things worse, the team was unable to change the engine prior to the heat race.

�We lost a motor in qualifying and didn�t make the heat race because the hoist in the trailer broke so we had to borrow someone else�s,� he said.

That relegated Wheatley to the C Main. He advanced from sixth to third place, which was only one spot out of a transfer.

The team then ventured to Eldora Speedway for the Knight Before the Kings Royal on Friday, when Wheatley qualified 37th quickest.

�I just had no speed in qualifying,� he said. �I don�t really know why. Qualifying is so important.�

Wheatley placed seventh in his heat race and after winning the C Main, he started 17th in the Last Chance Showdown.

�The LCS was going good,� he said. �We were passing cars, but a rock flew off someone�s car and it hit right in front of the tearoff post and snapped it. I definitely pulled in because my visor was flying off.�

After being hit in the helmet by the rock, Wheatley ended with a 17th-place finish in the consolation race.

Saturday�s 31st annual Kings Royal nearly got off to a flawless start for Wheatley, who was in the heat race inversion until the second-to-last qualifier. That bumped Wheatley to 25th in time trials, which was one spot out of the inversion by one hundredth of a second.

If Wheatley had not been bumped from the inversion he would have started on the pole of the final heat race on a fast track. The winner of that race started on the pole of the $50,000-to-win main event.

Instead Wheatley lined up fifth in his heat race, which locked the top three into the feature.

�I was underneath Cody Darrah for the transfer and I got hung out,� he said. �It pushed us up to the wall and the bottom didn�t really go away the whole night.�

After placing seventh in his heat race, Wheatley lined up 13th in the B Main.

�The bottom and the middle were too quick,� he said. �We were way too free for that. And every time I went to the top we got passed. Just when I got comfortable running the fence it wasn�t fast.�

Wheatley�s weekend ended with a 19th-place finish in the B Main.

He is taking this weekend off before competing on July 26 at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, and on July 27 at Huset�s Speedway in Brandon, S.D.

QUICK RESULTS �

July 9 � Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima, Ohio � Qualifying: 40; Heat race: DNS (10); C Main: 3 (6).

July 11 � Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio � Qualifying: 37; Heat race: 7 (8); C Main: 1 (1); B Main: 17 (17).

July 12 � Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio � Qualifying: 25; Heat race: 7 (5); B Main: 19 (13).

SEASON STATS �

30 races, 1 win, 4 top fives, 6 top 10s, 7 top 15s, 10 top 20s

UP NEXT �

July 26 at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, and July 27 at Huset�s Speedway in Brandon, S.D.

MEDIA LINKS �

Website: http://www.AustenWheatley.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AustenWheatley

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DownForceDesigns?fref=ts

APPAREL �

Wheatley will have t-shirts and hoodies for sale at every race he competes at this season. For his schedule of races, visit http://www.AustenWheatley.com.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT � Redlined Welding & Construction

Redlined Welding & Construction performs welding and construction for fishing boats and processors. Based out of Lake Stevens, Wash., Redlined Welding & Construction is owned and operated by Austen�s father, Shannon Wheatley.

�Redlined Welding & Construction is a family business and we race with a family team, so without Redlined Welding & Construction I wouldn�t be able to race,� Austen Wheatley said. �It is the heart and soul of this team.�

Wheatley would also like to thank Downforce Designs, Astro Titanium, The Oil Medics, Fire-Down Graphics, SpeedMart, Bell and King Racing Products for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS �

Inside Line Promotions specializes in affordable public relations and media management for motor sports drivers, teams, sponsors, tracks, series, events, organizations and manufacturers. ILP Founder Shawn Miller leverages professional journalism with new media technologies and social networking to improve your exposure and the return on investment for your sponsors.

To meet the media relations needs of your program and to join Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or InsideLinePromotions@gmail.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

 

 

Scelzi Nets Top Five During Howard Kaeding Classic at Ocean Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - WATSONVILLE, Calif. (July 14, 2014) - Dominic Scelzi is coming off one of his most complete weekends of the season.

With Peter Murphy turning the wrenches, Scelzi captured his third top five of the season on Saturday following a charge from 19th to ninth on Friday during the Howard Kaeding Classic doubleheader at Ocean Speedway.

"It was a really good weekend," he said. "If the driver changed a couple of things it might have been even better. I can't thank Peter Murphy enough for helping us again. It is a huge lift for our team when he is around."

The weekend started on Friday with 360ci action for the Civil War Sprint Car Series and Ocean Sprints co-sanctioned race. Scelzi qualified second quickest and he was running in a lock-in position during his heat race when a miscue resulted in a cut tire.

"I went through turns three and four and Bud Kaeding got side by side with me," he said. "I had no choice but to go high. I made an error on the exit of the corner and hit the wall, which cut down the right rear tire."

The Roth Motorsports backed team changed the tire during a caution, but Scelzi quickly returned to the pits after the right rear shock broke following the restart. That relegated him to the B Main, which he placed third in to transfer to the back of the main event.

"We were really good in the feature," he said. "We passed a ton of cars on the start. Then a car got sideways in front of us and I had to check up. I gave back a lot of those positions. The race was about surviving. Then we really got rolling in the late laps when the track got slick."

Scelzi manuevered from 19th to ninth in the main event, which marked his sixth top 10 of the season.

The weekend concluded on Saturday with the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series at the quarter-mile track.

"We were the last qualifying group," he said. "For where we went out it was a really good qualifying effort."

Scelzi timed in 14th quickest, which lined him up on the pole of a heat race.

"The top row would always get a better start," he said. "Bud got the jump on us and we followed him around there and ran second in our heat."

That advanced him into the main event, which he started 12th.

"The track was really, really slick," he said. "The car was just about perfect. We were able to drive up to eighth in two laps."

Scelzi advanced into fourth place when there was a red flag with approximately five laps remaining.

"On the restart I jumped from fourth to first," he said. "I got a really good start and was right on (Jonathan) Allard's rear bumper. Bud Kaeding was on the inside and spun his tires a bit. I was able to split them both going into turn one. I went to the bottom and slid Allard. We went through turns three and four and he tried to slide me back, but I was able to keep the lead. Then about 20 feet from the start-finish line the yellow came out and we had to revert back."

After having to restart fourth, Scelzi again nearly made his way into second place when there was a late caution. He restarted third during a green-white-checkered finish and was in contention for the win on the last lap.

"We were either going to win it or run fifth," he said. "The top four or five cars were within a car length of each other. On the final lap I went from the bottom of turns one and two up to the top and that's when two cars got around me so I finished fifth. The yellows were definitely not on our side. We had a great run and a really great race car."

Scelzi's fifth-place result moved him into eighth in the King of the West championship standings.

He will race with the series this Saturday at Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 11 - Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif. - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 9 (4); B Main: 3 (1); Feature: 9 (19).

July 12 - Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif. - Qualifying: 14; Heat race: 2 (1); Feature: 5 (12).

SEASON STATS -

23 races, 0 wins, 3 top fives, 7 top 10s, 11 top 15s, 15 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif., with the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gary-Scelzi-Motorsports/225890834113599

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Red Rose Transportation

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"My mom and uncle started the business in 1996," Scelzi said. "It's been a huge part of our race program since Day 1. Everyone there has been a big part of the team."

Scelzi would also like to thank Whipple Superchargers, Fowler Packing, Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., Panella Trucking, Carlucci Transport, AXA Equitable Insurance with Bob & Gina Estrada, Roth Motorsports, Scelzi Enterprises, FK Rod Ends, Kaeding Performance, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Sweet Manufacturing, Weld Wheels, Simpson Race Products, Blast Tech, Tim Jones, G&J Truck Sales, Red Line Oil, K&N Filters, Schoenfeld Headers, Sparco and ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

Inside Line Promotions specializes in affordable public relations and media management for motor sports drivers, teams, sponsors, tracks, series, events, organizations and manufacturers. ILP Founder Shawn Miller leverages professional journalism with new media technologies and social networking to improve your exposure and the return on investment for your sponsors.

To meet the media relations needs of your program and to join Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or InsideLinePromotions@gmail.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

 

 

Rilat Caps Summer Thunder Sprint Series Weekend With Runner-Up Result

Inside Line Promotions - ELMA, Wash. (July 14, 2014) - Travis Rilat nearly returned to Victory Lane during his season debut in the Northwest.

Rilat and the Richard Saumure owned team capped the Summer Thunder Sprint Car Series weekend at Grays Harbor Raceway with a runner-up result on Saturday during the $5,000-to-win race.

"I didn't win, but we had a good weekend," he said.

After qualifying fourth quickest and advancing from fourth to second place in his heat race, Rilat lined up on the inside of the second row for the main event. However, the cushion was the fastest route around the track and Rilat dropped to fifth on the opening lap as he navigated toward the outside groove.

After advancing back into third place by Lap 5, Rilat took over second place with a pass in turns one and two on Lap 6. He then stalked Logan Forler for the top spot for the remainder of the race.

"He did a good job and didn't make any mistakes," Rilat said. "There were several times where he stretched the lead out and I was able to reel him in. I had a slide job on him twice and he didn't mess up."

Rilat was unable to complete a pass for the lead and he finished second, which was his eighth top five of the season.

The weekend opened at Grays Harbor Raceway on Friday, when Rilat qualified sixth quickest. He moved from third to second place in his heat race before a fuel leak relegated him to the infield early.

That sent him to the B Main, which he won to transfer into the main event.

"Friday night it was pretty much on the bottom," he said. "I just went where I had to. We just started too far back."

Rilat maneuvered from 17th to a seventh-place result.

He is scheduled to compete this Friday and Saturday at Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, for the 60th annual Gold Cup. Rilat has won the prestigious event the past two years.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 11 - Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash. - Qualifying: 6; Heat race: 5 (3); B Main: 1 (2); Feature: 7 (17).

July 12 - Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash. - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: 2 (3).

SEASON STATS -

17 races, 3 wins, 8 top fives, 11 top 10s, 11 top 15s, 14 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, for the 60th annual Gold Cup

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TravisRilat.com

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TravisRilat29

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Shark Racing Engines

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"It's kind of funny how I met (Shark owner) Marc Huson when I went up there to Washington for an ASCS National Tour race and Triple X Race Co. was next door," Rilat said. "I was wandering around talking on my cell phone and saw a sprint car next door. I walked over, looked around and introduced myself.

"He's been a great friend. He was instrumental with a support group for me and my family when I was in the hospital up there. He and his wife helped us out in a hard time. As far as his engine skills go, he's one of the best in the country. There's only a handful of great engine builders across the country and I consider him one of the best."

Rilat would also like to thank Xtreme Oilfield Technology, Carlan Services, Northern Provincial Pipelines, Matt's Oilfield Services, TriJet Manufacturing Services, Northern Lights Welding, Camex VP, Rob Wright Building Supplies, Scott Safety, Max Fuel, Jaron Water Hauling, Maxim, Factory Kahne, HRP, Ti22, Weld Wheels, Ben Cook Racing and Smiley's Racing Products among others for their continued support on Richard Saumure's No. 39c Maxim.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

Inside Line Promotions specializes in affordable public relations and media management for motor sports drivers, teams, sponsors, tracks, series, events, organizations and manufacturers. ILP Founder Shawn Miller leverages professional journalism with new media technologies and social networking to improve your exposure and the return on investment for your sponsors.

To meet the media relations needs of your program and to join Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or InsideLinePromotions@gmail.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

 

 

Sprints Speeding into Sumter…

Hemby Bridge, NC – Jacob McLain of the Carolina RaceSaver Sprint Car Series may have won the last three battles in the North State over the past month, but Tony Grams is winning the war thus far including the inaugural Sumter Speedway sprint car event back on May 17th.

Winning three of the first four events on the 2014 Carolina sprint schedule, Tony rides into Sumter Speedway with a commanding points lead. Not only does the Minnesota Mafia Ring Leader lead the series with four wins, he’s finished on the podium in all but one event. Streaks like that are capable of putting drivers in national sprint car rankings at the end of the year at the Knoxville Hall of Fame.

Gram’s archenemy over the past two years has gone on a hot streak himself in recent weeks. Jacob McLain has picked off three wins since a tragic Turn One mishap left him upside down on the initial lap at Sumter in May. Apparently, having to watch Mr. Grams cruise to a flag to flag victory on May 17th was enough push Jake over the edge. Three weeks later, McLain would sweep the Joe and Jim Summer Sprint Classic at Carolina Speedway and East Lincoln Speedway. Two weeks after that, Jake and Tony would put on one of the best battles the young series has ever experienced with Jake getting the upper hand halfway through the feature for victory number three.

Lurching in the shadows of Grams and McLain is the bright yellow 77 sprinter driven by Kernerville’s own Mike Leraas. A consistent season of six top 5’s has put Michael second in points. No driver ever wishes another driver misfortune, but Grams is just one tiny mistake away from letting the Big Yellow Machine take over the series point standings.

Sumter Speedway proved to be a game changer two months ago. A huge crowd witnessed lightening fast practices followed by competitive heat race action. Unfortunately to several drivers, the feature would provide Youtube viewers with plenty of violent footage for the world to see. Luckily, everyone would walk away. Some with shiny trophies, some with broken hearts…

To all the fans planning on attending the second running of the sprints, be sure to stay clear of turn one. It can be a dangerous dozy! Be safe and bring a friend!

 

 

Wampler Endures Rough Heat Race to End Night Early at Lawton Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - LAWTON, Okla. (July 14, 2014) - A rough night at Lawton Speedway can't keep Cody Wampler down.

Wampler and his team took a lot of positives out of last Saturday's race, which ended early because of a couple of issues in his heat race.

"We had some hard luck," he said. "In the heat race we lost brakes and we also got a rock in the radiator. We didn't have stuff to get it all back together so we didn't get to start the feature."

After starting on the outside of the second row of his heat race, Wampler was caught up in a melee midway through the race.

"They had a red flag and a restart," he said. "Two cars in front of us stumbled and stacked us up on the restart. They threw a caution and that car did it again on the next restart. We all piled up again. I went to the infield to miss him and a couple of guys got by me."

Despite a lack of brakes and the radiator issue, Wampler was able to finish his heat race before realizing the extent of the damage. Regardless, he kept a positive attitude about the laps he was able to complete throughout only his third race of the season.

"We got the car to where it's running well," he said. "We're close. It's just getting these small things ironed out. The car was a little more balanced the way I like it."

Wampler is taking this weekend off as his oldest daughter is getting married. He will return to action on July 26 at Lawton Speedway.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 12 - Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla. - Heat race: 7 (4); Feature: DNS (-).

SEASON STATS -

3 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 top 10s, 0 top 15s, 1 top 20

UP NEXT -

July 26 at Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla.

MEDIA LINKS -

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WamplerMotorsports

APPAREL -

Wampler is in the process of designing t-shirts and he hopes to have new apparel later this summer.

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"I've grateful that Indian Territory Durable Medical Equipment has partnered with us this season and I'm looking forward to the success we will have together," Wampler said.

Wampler would also like to thank Cotton County Drug, Powers Heating and Air Conditioning, Lawton Auto Parts, Wampler Transmission, Eagle Creek Escape, Shur Shot Guns, Cotton Ag Inc., Farm Bureau (Jeff Baumann Insurance), Thriller Productions, Aspire Home Care & Hospice, Al's Pump, Walters Well Service, Parks Land & Cattle, Walters Hometown Grocery, and On Another Level Designs for their continued support.

 

 

Scotty Thiel – Storms to Second Open Wheel Nationals Title!

7/14/2014

Scotty Thiel – Storms to Second Open Wheel Nationals Title!

After a solid top ten performance at the big half mile of Dodge County Speedway on Friday, the STM team changed race plans on Saturday due to a rain out at Rice Lake Speedway and headed over the St. Croix Valley Raceway for the 3rd Annual Open Wheel Nationals. Young Scotty Thiel led all 25 laps of the Main and captured his second Open Wheel Nationals title!

Friday night brought some great racing action at the Dodge County Speedway in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. Scotty went out for qualifying and put down a 17.482 lap time which was good enough for 8th quick out of the 27 cars signed in. Thiel would start out the eight lap heat race in the fourth spot and struggled early on but finally got a momentum going and captured the third spot with only one lap to go. After crossing the line in the third spot it would set him to start in the tenth spot for the 23 lap A-main event which was in memory of the late Rick Schmidt.

The field went green for the 23 lap A-main event. Scotty stormed down to the bottom side of turn one and managed to gain several spot but struggled getting off of turn two and lost all he had gained. One lap was complete and Thiel was back into the tenth spot where he had started. He began to find the groove and moved forward a couple spots before a yellow flag flew. After returning back to green flag action, Scotty battled for the seventh place position. With only five laps to go, Thiel narrowed the full straight-a-way gap on sixth but was unable to make the pass for position during the battle through lap traffic. After 23 laps were complete, Thiel found himself in the seventh position.

“It was an alright night for our team. We finished at least which was a big step since the last few runs with the IRA we haven’t done well. We had a great car towards the end. I just messed up in the beginning. We’ll take it and hopefully use it as a confidence boost for tomorrow” Thiel stated after the main event.

The team drove for a few hours north as Saturday night was originally scheduled for Rice Lake Speedway. The team stayed and did maintenance about one hour away from the track. Around 11 o’clock on Saturday morning the folks at Rice Lake decided to cancel the event due to potential weather that was on the way. Scotty and the crew made a phone call to the St. Croix Valley Raceway track where the Open Wheel Nationals were taking place and they said the show was on for Saturday night. After pulling down the 360 car, they prepared to get ready for the 3rd Annual Open Wheel Nationals and defend the title!

Sunny skies and 80 degree weather started out the night at St. Croix Valley Raceway. Scotty picked a 40 pill which set him to start fourth in his heat race event. A fast and tacky track was presented in the heat race. Scotty struggled all race to get through traffic and ended up settling for a fourth place finish. The invert for the UMSS Challenge race set Scotty to start on the outside front row. The field took the green flag and Scotty never looked back. He worked the high groove for all ten laps and checked out from the field. With that finish and the invert being a zero pill, it set him to start on the outside front row of the 25 lap Open Wheel Nationals A-main event. The crew prepared and worked hard to give Scotty a car that drove perfect like it did in the challenge race.

The field got set into position and prepared to take the green flag. Scotty stormed out to the high side right away and captured the lead. A quick caution came out for a car spinning and called for a complete restart. After taking the green flag once more, Scotty didn’t hesitate again and took the lead coming out of turn two. He pulled away from the field and began to catch lap traffic in only four laps. Thiel worked his way around lap traffic and continued to pull away from the other lead cars. 22 laps of green flag action took place and Scotty had a commanding lead when a caution came out for another car spinning in turn four. This bunched the field back up and gave way to a green, white, checkered finish. After returning to green flag action, Scotty did not give an inch and stormed back up to the top side of the track. He launched off of turn two and set the way out front. He took the white flag and continued his momentum for the final lap and would come out of turn four to capture his back to back Open Wheel Nationals victory and the first win of the 2014 season!

“Wohoo! This one feels great! I knew we had a good shot after starting up front like that. Last year we struggled early on but came alive at the end and grabbed the win. This year we checked out and never looked back. I knew that late restart would close things up be we managed to hold on it. It feels good to finally get the first win of the season out of the way. My crew gave me an amazing car tonight. I could put it anywhere and it went. We needed this win after the up and down year we are having so far.” Stated an excited Scotty Thiel after the race.

Next up on the STM schedule is this coming weekend July 19th at the Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, WI and July 20th at the Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, WI.

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BIG WEEK OF RACING ON TAP FOR WORLD OF OUTLAWS FANATICS

SARVER, Pa. (July 14, 2014) – World of Outlaws fanatics will get a big dose of dirt racing elixir beginning tomorrow, Tuesday, July 15, at Lernerville Speedway. The Outlaws take a travel day Wednesday before embarking on a four-in-a-row swing that continues through Pennsylvania and ends in New York.

Thursday, July 17, will find the world’s best winged sprint car drivers battling it out at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa. Next up are back-to-back events at Williams Grove July 18-19, with the string of races ending Sunday, July 20 at Lebanon Valley Speedway in New York.

To start the week, the Outlaws and the Pennsylvania Posse will go wheel to wheel in the Don Martin Memorial Twin 30s presented by Gottarace.com. The annual event pays tribute to Lernerville’s founding father. Joey Saldana, driver of the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop 71M is a two-time winner at this track, celebrating his last World of Outlaws victory in 2010.

“We’re happy to have a full plate of racing this week,” said Saldana. “Lately we’ve had too many swings and misses and it’s time to get back to our winning ways. We’ve had five race wins this year and we need to get back to hitting the ball out of the park.

“Though we’ve haven’t been consistent during the feature events lately, we’ve still been racking up No. 1 qualifying efforts along the way and have a total of 17 quick times.

“We had a team meeting after the Kings Royal and we think we can build up the steam to get the momentum rolling in the right direction. We have also had some rotten luck when we’ve had a good car. It would be nice to think we’ve already paid our dues in the back luck department.”

Last year the Motter team qualified second at Lernerville and finished fifth in the feature.

Thursday will mark the Outlaws’ second visit to Lincoln Speedway this season. In May, Saldana qualified second and finished ninth in the A Main. Fans can always count on a spirited battle between the Outlaws and the Posse on this 3/8-mile high-banked track.

On Friday and Saturday Williams Grove will host the second Outlaws vs. Posse doubleheader this season at Williams Grove, the home of American sprint car racing since 1939. Saldana won the 2002 Summer Nationals at The Grove. On May 16, Saldana and the Motter team qualified second and finished second in the A-Main. The next night they were the quickest qualifier in the field.

“We are looking forward to more racing at Williams Grove,” said Saldana. “We had good runs earlier this year and we’d love to be able to use our performance earlier this season as a springboard to victory circle. The Posse has an advantage with a lot of experience at this track so you have to bring your double A game here – the A game probably doesn’t cut it.”

The last stop in the marathon is Lebanon Valley Speedway, a half-mile high-banked oval where Saldana claimed a victory in 2003. And last year, the Motter team led six laps in the A Main.

“We’re ready to take the tiger by the tail. As they said in the Godfather movie, ‘It’s time to go to the mattresses’. We need to get our season turned back toward victory circle,” concluded an emphatic Saldana.

 

 

Shane Golobic leads the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo into round eight this Friday July 18 at the Ocean Speedway

By Gary Thomas

Watsonville, CA – July 14, 2014…Fremont, CA’s Shane Golobic will bring a 46-point lead over now second place Brad Furr of Stockton into round number eight in the battle for the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo championship this Friday night at Watsonville’s Ocean Speedway.

After winning the Ocean Sprints title in 2012, Golobic is in search of his second career Taco Bravo championship this season at the quarter-mile, while driving the Keith Day Trucking No. 22 machine. The San Jose State grad has been extremely consistent and has finished among the top-five in all but one race this season. He is however, still searching for his first Taco Bravo victory of the 2014 campaign. Golobic is also the lone driver that is competing full-time in all three of the Prentice Motorsports Group organizations this season.

On the Civil War Series side of things with five races to go, Golobic holds a 33-point advantage over Sean Becker, as he looks for his first ever title with the state’s premier traveling Winged 360 Sprint Car tour. With the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series Golobic ranks sixth in the standings with seven events left on the schedule. First things first though, this Friday night he’ll be gunning for Taco Bravo victory lane to try and extend his lead even more, with seven races also remaining with the Ocean Sprints.

The hottest driver with the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo at the moment however is certainly defending champion Furr, who has won each of the past two events at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds bullring. The former World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series regular picked up one of his biggest victories in recent years last Friday, when he captured opening night of the Howard Kaeding Classic over a 37-car field. Furr will look to continue his momentum this Friday night in the Price Rite Restaurant Equipment No. 2.

Lemoore’s Carson Macedo had a tough main event last Friday that knocked him back to third in the Ocean Sprints standings, now 17-markers behind Furr for second. It also happened to be the first time that the 18-year-old has finished outside of the top-five all year with the Taco Bravo Sprints aboard the WFO Apparel No. 21x mount. Macedo has continued to be impressive though and will be searching for that elusive first win of his career at the Ocean Speedway on Friday.

Sitting just 12-digits behind Macedo is fellow Central Valley charger Mitchell Faccinto of Hanford, who will also be gunning for his first Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo win this Friday night. The driver of the Western Metal Company No. 37 Sprinter last Saturday at Ocean Speedway won the Dash with the King of the West 410’s, but had issues knock him out of the running during the opening lap. Faccinto is another one that has been very impressive all season long.

Watsonville’s Justin Sanders rounds out the top-five in the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo standings going into Friday and is just 15-markers back of Faccinto for the fourth spot. The wheel-man of the North County Plastering No. 17 machine finished sixth with Civil War last Friday during the opener of the Howard Kaeding Classic. A multiple-time feature winner in his career at the track, Sanders is another that’s still looking for his first Taco Bravo win of 2014.

Completing the top-10 in the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo standings coming into round eight are Laton’s Heath Duinkerken, Fresno’s Koen Shaw, Salinas’ Jason Chisum, Salinas’ Jeremy Chisum and Gilroy’s Kurt Nelson. Others expected for Friday will include Anthony Simone, Jerry Bonnema, Nick Rescino Jr, Dylan Black, Dustin Golobic, Tomas Bray Scully, Wayne Katen and more.

A highlight of the 2014 schedule for the Ocean Sprints is a little over a month away, with that being the 54th “Johnny Key Classic” on Saturday August 23. Something adding even more excitement about this season’s version is the fact it will be a Civil War 360 Sprint Car Series presented by Flowmaster vs. Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo event for the first time.

The Key Classic will utilize the same format it has in past years; however, there are two Qualifying Nights held at Ocean Speedway, as well as two Qualifying Nights held outside of the track. The two Qualifying Shows at Ocean Speedway will be Friday July 25 & Friday August 15. The first Qualifying Night was held on July 5 at Petaluma Speedway & the other event outside of Ocean Speedway will occur on August 9 during the annual “Mark Forni Classic” at Placerville Speedway.

The A-main winners during each of those four events will be locked into the 54th Johnny Key Classic on Saturday August 23. This year the highest point earner not locked into the race in both the Civil War Series presented by Flowmaster and the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo will also be locked into the Dash, which pits all of the locked-in drivers against each other to set the first three rows of the main event.

Chico’s Mason Moore picked up the Civil War Series victory on July 5 in Petaluma and by doing so, became the first driver to lock his way into the Johnny Key Classic.

The front gate at the Ocean Speedway will open at 4:30pm this Friday night July 18 with hot laps at 5:15pm, qualifying around 6pm and racing to follow. All seating will be general admission with adult tickets costing $17, seniors 65 & older $16, children 6-12 $13 and kids five and under free. A family pack featuring two adults and two kids is available for $55. The Ocean Speedway is located on the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds in Watsonville, California with the physical address being 2601 East Lake Ave, Watsonville, CA 95076.

Ocean Speedway & the Ocean Sprints would like to thank Taco Bravo, High Five Pizza, Nobel Construction, Ray Scheidt's Electric, Beer Optics, B Scadden Designs, Hoosier Tires West and Kaeding Performance for their support.

For more information on the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo log onto http://www.oceansprints.com and for more on the Ocean Speedway check out http://www.oceanspeedway.com

Upcoming Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo events at Ocean Speedway

Friday July 18 Friday July 25 (Johnny Key Qualifying Race Number two) Friday August 8

 

 

Van Dam Charges to Victory, Two Top Fives During STSS Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - ELMA, Wash. (July 13, 2014) - Henry Van Dam is only halfway through his career-best season and the highs continue to rejuvenate his team.

Van Dam garnered his career-high fourth victory of the year on Friday at Grays Harbor Raceway before capping the Summer Thunder Sprint Series weekend by charging from 15th to fifth on Saturday.

"It seems like the last couple of years we've been working really hard to figure our stuff out," he said. "You have to go through those times to get out of your comfort zone and to grow. This year we're seeing the payout from those hard times."

Last weekend began on Friday with Van Dam qualifying fourth quickest around the 3/8-mile oval. He then finished where he started - fourth - in his heat race to advance into the feature redraw, where he drew the No. 4 to start the main event on the outside of the second row.

"It was a weird night for us with fours," he said. "We were fourth in hot laps, fourth in qualifying, started and ended fourth in the fourth heat race and then drew four for the main event. We were hoping that wouldn't continue."

Van Dam made sure it didn't as he worked an outside groove into the track for several laps before using it to drive into the lead approximately one third of the way through the 25-lap feature.

"Nobody had been running the top through the heat races and the B Main," he said. "I knew there was a really good track up there. I made sure I did the best I could from the start of the race to get it worked in. It took me a couple of laps to get it worked in and then I went to the front. Once we got it cleaned off it was by far faster than the bottom."

Van Dam maintained a solid advantage for the remainder of the race en route to his second straight Summer Thunder Sprint Series victory this season.

"I felt really comfortable in traffic," he said. "I could move where I wanted. We had one of the fastest cars both nights."

Unfortunately, Saturday didn't start off as well. Van Dam had a miscue during qualifying and it resulted in him timing in 17th quickest.

"The qualifying deal was completely my mistake," he said. "I had my work cut out for me the rest of the night."

Van Dam advanced from fifth to third place in his heat race to lock himself into the 30-lap feature, which he started on the inside of the eighth row.

"We started on the bottom and the track was a lot better on the top," he said. "We held our own for the first couple of laps and then picked them off one by one. The track was really fast around the top. The only way you could get by somebody was a slide job. You had to work really hard to make your passes count. We were patient the whole race and took what we could get."

Van Dam maneuvered from 15th to his fifth-place finish, which marked his ninth top five of the season.

"The feature was tough so to get through there was good," he said. "For starting that deep I was pretty satisfied with that."

Van Dam will take this weekend off before the Bob's Burger & Brew Summer Nationals at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., July 25-26.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 11 - Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash. - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 4 (4); Feature: 1 (4).

July 12 - Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash. - Qualifying: 17; Heat race: 3 (5); Feature: 5 (15).

SEASON STATS -

20 races, 4 wins, 9 top fives, 14 top 10s, 17 top 15s, 17 top 20s

UP NEXT -

July 25-26 at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., for the Bob's Burger & Brew Summer Nationals

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HenryVanDam.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/VanDamRacing

VIDEO -

Here is a link to a video by ARRacing of Van Dam winning the Summer Thunder Sprint Series event at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., on June 7: http://youtu.be/a2sBRaf5l1c

APPAREL -

Van Dam has t-shirts and sweatshirts available for sale at his race trailer.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Les Schwab Tire of Enumclaw

Les Schwab Tire of Enumclaw is a leading tire store that also services brakes, shocks and struts, batteries, wheels and more. For more information, visit http://www.LesSchwab.com.

"Les Schwab Tire of Enumclaw just came on board the last couple of years," Van Dam said. "They take care of me from my car to the hauler and trailer to make sure we get down the road."

Van Dam would also like to thank Kovash Logging, Johansen Excavating, Enumclaw Xpress Lube, Clems Enumclaw Powersports, Factory Kahne, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, Van Dam Dairy, Village Green Resort, D&L Equipment Repair, Zender Equipment, Big Bob's Flooring Outlet, Bob and Joan Shumway, Kellan and Kelsey Hall, Foothills Auto Supply, American Powder Coating, Pete Vos, Char's Barber Shop, Wesmar Race Engines, SpeedMart, Van Dam Farms and Rich Van Dam Dairy for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

Inside Line Promotions specializes in affordable public relations and media management for motor sports drivers, teams, sponsors, tracks, series, events, organizations and manufacturers. ILP Founder Shawn Miller leverages professional journalism with new media technologies and social networking to improve your exposure and the return on investment for your sponsors.

To meet the media relations needs of your program and to join Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or InsideLinePromotions@gmail.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

 

 

OPEN WHEEL SPECTACULAR FEATURES SPRINT CARS AND MIDGET RACERS ON SUNDAY, JULY 20TH AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY

BECHTELSVILLE, PA July 14, 2014 . . . On Sunday, July 20th, Grandview Speedway will be host to the second Open Wheel Spectacular of the season as the Hilborn Tri-State Race Saver (TSRS) 305 Winged Sprint Cars join forces with the wingless midgets of the American Racing Drivers Club (ARDC).

Open wheel fans are sure to enjoy the diverse style of these two organizations. The winged TSRS Sprint Cars provide close competition during their qualifying events and twenty-five lap feature event. The wingless ARDC midgets are known for their "three wide and side by side" style of racing and there is sure to be plenty of that when the midgets take to the high banks of the Grandview Speedway.

Fans did not go away disappointed following the first Open Wheel Spectacular last month. Many longtime fans could relate to successful Sunday night doubleheaders that featured Sprints and Midgets at Grandview some years back.

Adam Carberry was the winner of the June Spectacular and added his name to the list of TSRS feature winners this season that includes two time champion, Mike Haggenbottom, Karl Freyer, Kyle Reinhardt and Dave Brown. In only their third Grandview appearance, there are plenty of TSRS competitors who would be honored to take home a win from the Grandview Speedway, including Tim Tanner and Tom Carberry Jr. who finished second and third in the June event.

Steve Buckwalter picked up his second ARDC win of the season during the June event, taking the win over Alex Bright and Grandview Modified regular, Tim Buckwalter. Bright has since added another win to his May victory at Grandview and joins Buckwalter and current ARDC point leader, Steven Drevicki who each have two wins so far this season. PJ Gargiulo and Tim Buckwalter each have one win in 2014. The ARDC midgets continue their 75th anniversary celebration of presenting exciting midget auto racing action.

Adult admission for the Sunday, July 20th event is a low $15 while youngsters 6 through 12 pay just $5. Kids under 6 are admitted free. And there is always free parking on the speedway grounds.

Spectator gates open at 5:30 p.m. with racing getting under way promptly at 7:30pm. Fans are invited to the pre-race Meet & Greet, hosted by the internet radio hosts of the Low, Down & Dirty radio broadcast. And when the racing action is completed everyone is invited to visit with the racers in the pit area.

Grandview Speedway is located on Passmore Road just off Route 100 in Bechtelsville, PA, 10 miles north of Pottstown. For information telephone 610.754.7688 or check in at www.grandviewspeedway.com. Also on Twitter97@grandviewspeedway and www.facebook.com/grandviewspeedwayinc. Fans and racers can link into Grandview Speedway at www.rainedout.com to be informed on rainouts.

 

 

Bruce Jr. Battles for Pair of Top 10s With ASCS National Tour in Montana

Inside Line Promotions - BILLINGS, Mont. (July 13, 2014) - Tony Bruce Jr. got off to a tough start during his lone trip to Montana this season.

After finishing where he started - third - during his Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour heat race on Friday at Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Bruce Jr. and his One 8 Motorsports team were forced to change engines prior to the main event.

That made him start on the outside of the eighth row for the main event, which began ominously when Bruce Jr. pulled into the work area before the green flag was waved.

"I had to come to the work area because we had a spark plug wire come off," he said. "We had to pull back in and put it back on."

Bruce Jr. was relegated to the back of the field when he returned to the track.

"For what it was it ended up ok," he said. "We had a really good race car, but the track was pretty narrow. To be able to do what we did I felt like it was a positive. It was one of those things were we fought through adversity all night long."

Bruce Jr. maneuvered from last to a ninth-place result.

"We were able to bounce back on Friday after some adversity," he said. "We just seemed to struggle with some minor issues."

The weekend concluded on Saturday at Billings Motorsports Park, where Bruce Jr. won his heat race from the pole position.

"Starting on the pole was a bad thing," he said. "It was one of those deals where the track was real wide and there was a lot of passing in the heats. We needed more points to put us in the redraw."

Bruce Jr. had the 11th-most points after the heat races, which lined him up on the inside of the sixth row for the main event.

"I got a bad start and fell back a few spots," he said. "Then I was able to slowly climb my way back up. We were running seventh on the last restart and missed the bottom going into turn one and let Sam (Hafertepe Jr.) around me."

Bruce Jr. capped the night with an eight-place finish, which marked his 20th top 10 of the season.

He will return to action with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour this Friday at Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, S.D.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 11 - Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont. - Heat race: 3 (3); Feature: 9 (16).

July 12 - Billings Motorsports Park in Billings, Mont. - Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 8 (11).

SEASON STATS -

34 races, 3 wins, 8 top fives, 20 top 10s, 22 top 15s, 32 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, S.D., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

LIVE COVERAGE -

To keep up to speed with Bruce Jr. at every Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event, visit http://www.RacinBoys.com for free, live audio. Additionally, RacinBoys will provide live Pay-Per-View video at select races.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TonyBruceJr.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TonyBruceJr

VIDEO -

Click on the link for a video by Thriller Productions that highlights Bruce Jr.'s Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour triumph at Devil's Bowl Speedway on March 21: http://vimeo.com/89899519

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Wheeler Metals

Established in 1968, Wheeler Metals is a sheet metal business that offers a variety of products for professional and amateur builders. Wheeler Metals has three locations in Muskogee, Okla., Rogers, Ark., and Springfield, Mo. For more information, visit http://www.WheelerMetals.com.

"When I moved to the Tulsa area a few years back we built a brand new shop," Bruce Jr. said. "We always strive as a race team to find the best products for the situation and that was no different selecting the company to build our building. Wheeler Metals was the perfect fit for our needs. From 10x10 pole barns to 100x100 full metal buildings, they have it all. I challenge anyone to find a building company that will work the customers' needs like they do."

Bruce Jr. would also like to thank Lubbock Wrecker Service, Briley Trucking, The Oil Medics, Hinchman Racewear, Eagle Motorsports, Smiley's Racing Products, SWE, Maxwell Industries, Moss Racing Engines, FK Rod Ends, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Factory Kahne Shocks, DriverWebsites.com, RacinBoys.com, Wilwood, Schoenfeld Headers, Hoosier Racing Tires, HRP, Kaeding Performance, Schaeffer Oil, Fuel Safe, Bell Helmets, Four Seasons Radiator, Southern Trailer Works, KSE, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Weld Wheels, ISC Racers Tape and Pressure Tek for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

Inside Line Promotions specializes in affordable public relations and media management for motor sports drivers, teams, sponsors, tracks, series, events, organizations and manufacturers. ILP Founder Shawn Miller leverages professional journalism with new media technologies and social networking to improve your exposure and the return on investment for your sponsors.

To meet the media relations needs of your program and to join Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or InsideLinePromotions@gmail.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

 

 

Kevin Swindell Equals Career-Best Kings Royal Result With Fourth-Place Finish

Inside Line Promotions - ROSSBURG, Ohio (July 13, 2014) - Kevin Swindell registered an impressive feat on Saturday at Eldora Speedway, where he tied a career best with a fourth-place finish at the 31st annual Kings Royal.

It also marked his first top five with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series in approximately a dozen events since his fourth-place result at the $50,000-to-win event in 2006.

"I think we were really good," he said. "I had a shot at getting by (Donny) Schatz at one point. It was good especially for the way it started on Friday. With the way things have been going it's been tough on my confidence at times."

The top-five result capped what had been a frustrating week up to that point for Swindell and the Bernie Stuebgen owned Indy Race Parts team.

After qualifying 15th quickest and finishing second in a heat race last Wednesday during the 26th annual Brad Doty Classic at Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima, Ohio, Swindell was caught up in a crash in the opening laps of the main event.

"(James) McFadden went in on the top," he said. "I went down on the bottom behind Joey (Saldana). The next thing I knew I heard McFadden's motor coming wide open and his left rear came across my right front and spun me around. Then Sheldon Haudenschild got into me. It folded the left front axle around."

Swindell, whose car had a special paint scheme to honor Brad Doty, was unable to restart the race and he was credited with a 26th-place result.

On Friday, the Indy Race Parts team tackled Eldora Speedway for the Knight Before the Kings Royal. Swindell qualified 26th quickest and he was in contention for a lock-in position during his heat race before he ended sixth.

"I got next to Joey (Saldana) for fourth in the heat race and he was able to protect," he said. "That killed my run and Rob Chaney got by me."

Swindell capped the night by finishing ninth in the Last Chance Showdown.

However, the team rebounded at the half-mile oval on Saturday. Swindell qualified 14th quickest, which started him on the outside of the front row of a Kings Royal heat race.

"They reworked the race track and got it to where the bottom was so good," he said. "I was able to stay with (Greg) Wilson the first lap, but the bottom was too good and the top was too far around. I survived that and got a good starting spot for the feature."

After placing second in his heat race, Swindell lined up on the outside of the fourth row for the 40-lap main event.

"I had a good opening start to the feature and got out of the mess and into some clean air," he said. "I got into the fence pretty good one time in turns three and four. Nobody else was running where I was in turns three and four and I thought maybe I shouldn't be up there either and I moved down for a couple of laps. Those guys pulled away so I got back up there and got going."

Swindell maintained a top five throughout the first half of the race before the heim popped out of the bottom of the left rear shock.

"That definitely hurt getting the car to settle down and drive, especially when you bounce off the cushion," he said. "Whenever that shock came off it definitely hindered it."

Swindell remained committed to the top as he powered to the fourth-place finish.

"To run up there with those guys is good for us, especially if we're going to go straight into everything at Knoxville," he said.

Swindell said he isn't sure whether he and the Indy Race Parts team will compete between now and the 360 Knoxville Nationals opener at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on July 31.

"I want to thank Bernie for this opportunity and I look forward to more performances like we had during the Kings Royal," he said. "I also want to say thanks to John Christner, who has helped my racing career for a while. I really appreciate his support."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 9 - Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima, Ohio - Qualifying: 15; Heat race: 2 (1); Feature: DNF (15).

July 11 - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 26; Heat race: 6 (6); B Main: 9 (8).

July 12 - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 14; Heat race: 2 (2); Feature: 4 (8).

SEASON STATS -

22 races, 1 win, 8 top fives, 10 top 10s, 15 top 15s, 17 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SwindellMotorsports.citymaker.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KevinSwindell

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KevinSwindellRacing

VIDEO -

Click on the link for highlights of Swindell's first victory of the season at 81 Speedway on March 29: http://vimeo.com/90509051

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Mike Curb and Curb Records

Curb Records, which recently celebrated its 50th anniversary, is one of the world's leading independent music companies. Owned and operated by Mike Curb since 1962, Curb Records has achieved more than 425 No. 1 records, more than 1,500 top-10 records and charged more than 4,500 total records. Mike Curb has competed within the motor sports industry for more than 40 years, including teams on the NASCAR, IndyCar, World of Outlaws and USAC circuits. For more information about Curb Records, visit http://www.CurbRecords.com. To learn more about Mike Curb, visit http://www.MikeCurb.com.

"I'm very grateful for the support of Mike Curb and everyone at Curb Records throughout the years," Swindell said. "Mike and Curb Records have done a lot for drivers in the racing industry for a long time."

Swindell would also like to thank ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Arai Helmets, Racing Optics, John Christner Trucking and Indy Race Parts for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

Inside Line Promotions specializes in affordable public relations and media management for motor sports drivers, teams, sponsors, tracks, series, events, organizations and manufacturers. ILP Founder Shawn Miller leverages professional journalism with new media technologies and social networking to improve your exposure and the return on investment for your sponsors.

To meet the media relations needs of your program and to join Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or InsideLinePromotions@gmail.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

 

 

Bright Scores Victories at Action Track USA and Bridgeport Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - SWEDESBORO, N.J. (July 13, 2014) - Alex Bright certainly knows how to send a car owner out on the right note.

Bright charged from 16th to record a wingless micro sprint victory last Wednesday at Action Track USA in Kutztown, Pa., during the final race for Rich Glosser Racing.

"He said if I'm going to quit lets go out with a bang," Bright said. "It was awesome. To go out and have a win like that, especially from 16th, I don't think he could have been any happier. It felt good to win for him."

The team fought a fuel pump issue during the heat race, which dropped Bright from the pole position to a fourth-place result. However, that was enough to lock him into the 16th starting spot for the main event.

"Turns one and two were good, but there was a rut going into turns three and four," he said. "It ended up forming a cushion that a lot of people ended up wrecking on. Starting that far back I knew I had to get up there somehow. On the first lap I went above the cushion in both turns. I was up to 10 th in the first couple of laps."

Bright then advanced into the top five with approximately 10 laps remaining before he capitalized on a wild moment to maneuver into the runner-up spot.

"I guess the second-place driver messed up and it bottled everything up," he said. "The next thing I know I was in second place within two laps. I don't even know how it happened. That's when I realized I had something for the win. I think I took the lead with about five laps to go. I got a good run coming off turn two and set him up with a big slide job going into turns three and four."

The victory was the fifth of the year for Bright, who decided to add another on Saturday at Bridgeport Speedway with the ARDC Midgets.

Bright finished third in his heat race after driving off the track while leading. The result was good enough to advance him into the feature redraw, where Bright drew the pole position.

"In the feature I just ran the bottom at the start," he said. "I wasn't sure if the top would be better or not."

It was and Bright was passed for the lead on Lap 7.

"He was running a little higher than I was so, so I started running that line," he said. "And then I started pushing the edge and running higher. We got into lapped traffic and he stayed low. I went blasting around the outside of him."

Bright regained the lead on Lap 14 and cruised to his second ARDC victory of the season and his sixth triumph overall.

"We had two wins this week and that's pretty awesome," he said. "I'm going to see if we can keep the ball rolling and pick up another two this week."

Bright will return to Action Track USA this Wednesday and he will compete next Sunday at Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pa., with the ARDC Midgets.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 9 - Action Track USA in Kutztown, Pa. - Heat race: 4 (1); Feature: 1 (16).

July 12 - Bridgeport Speedway in Swedesboro, N.J. - Heat race: 3 (1); Feature: 1 (1).

SEASON STATS -

40 races, 6 wins, 20 top fives, 29 top 10s, 30 top 15s, 35 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Wednesday at Action Track USA in Kutztown, Pa., and Sunday at Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pa., with the ARDC Midgets

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AlexBright77

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlexBrightRacing

APPAREL -

Bright has new t-shirts available for sale at his race trailer during every race he competes in this season.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - RGR Racing

Owned by Rich Glosser, RGR Racing is a team based in Pennsylvania.

"Rich Glosser is the owner of the 600cc micro sprint that I've been able to race," Bright said. "I can't thank him enough for letting me run it. It's an awesome car and he's a great owner. I want to say thanks for all of his support and congratulation him on one final win."

Bright would also like to thank PXP Racewear, Bell Racing Helmets, Bob Hilbert Sportswear, Lightcap Electric, SPAR Racing Engines, Hyper Chassis, Carlton D. Geesman Contracting, Presidential HVAC, Elite Chassis, Benic Shocks, Fontana Automotive, Diamond Disposal LLC, How Charming LLC and DJ Website Design for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

Inside Line Promotions specializes in affordable public relations and media management for motor sports drivers, teams, sponsors, tracks, series, events, organizations and manufacturers. ILP Founder Shawn Miller leverages professional journalism with new media technologies and social networking to improve your exposure and the return on investment for your sponsors.

To meet the media relations needs of your program and to join Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or InsideLinePromotions@gmail.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

 

 

Rod George scores 44th career win in season debut

Sarver, PA (July 13, 2014) Only four men have won more Peoples TWP DIRTcar Sprint features than Rod George, but their respective work schedules provide George and car-owner Jim Chappell with precious few opportunities to add to that total. However, in their 2014 Lernerville debut, George and Chappell stood victorious in Sheetz Victory Lane as the future Hall of Famer scored his 44th career Lernerville feature win. In a season dominated by Alex Ferree and Russ King so far, Michael Norris broke through for his first feature win of the season. Brian Swartzlander won on Opening Night back in April, but has been struggling most of the season since. On Friday Night, however, the All Time division wins leader held off the father-son duo of Rex King Sr. & Jr. to score his 84th career feature win at the Action Track; tying Blackie Watt for sixth All Time! Budweiser Points leader Jim Fosnaught scored his career-best third feature win of the season after Joe Kelley led the way earlier in the race.

With 43 career wins to his credit, Rod George brought the Peoples TWP DIRTcar Sprint field to the green flag from the pole with Defending Track Champion Brandon Spithaler to his right. George quickly stretched his lead to almost a full straightaway in just three laps and reeled in lapped traffic in just seven laps. A few cautions mid-race put Jack Sodeman Jr. and Brandon Spithaler on his tail tank, but it was the final two laps that truly tested George�s mettle. With two distinct grooves in turns three and four, George was rimming the top of the Action Track while Spithaler was pounding the middle. In heavy lapped traffic, Spithaler pulled alongside George at the flagstand with two to go, (just 0.006 of a second separated the two), but a caution for Bill Kiley in turn four slowed the race one last time. With an open track, Rod George used a great restart and a fast cushion around the top of turns three & four to score his 44th career feature win.

Defending Track Champion Brandon Spithaler came up just short of his first win of the season, but will have to be satisfied with his best finish of the season in second for now. It does seem, however, that he has his program back on track and brighter days are ahead for Spithaler who has found defending his title more difficult than winning it last year. Jack Sodeman Jr. is also looking for his first feature win of the season at Lernerville, but settled for his fifth podium finish in third. Most recent winners Brandon Matus (June 20) and Carl Bowser (June 13) came from the fifth row to round out the Peoples Top Five. May 16 feature winner Jared Zimbardi returned to the Action Track for a Silver Cup tune-up and finished sixth ahead of Mike Lutz, AJ Flick, Billy Dietrich and Dan Shetler. Dietrich and Zimbardi scored the heat race wins earlier in the evening.

Budweiser Points leaders Alex Ferree and Russ King have accounted for five of the eight feature wins heading into Friday Night�s Precise Racing Products DIRTcar Late Models 25-Lap A-Main, but Alex started 10th and Russ King had a pair of bad luck incidents that sent him to the pits mid-race. Jared Miley started on the pole and took the early lead, but the aforementioned distinct lines provided Sarver�s own Michael Norris with a faster line through the middle of turns three & four and he slid under Miley for a brief lead in one & two and then for good in turns three & four on lap five. Norris endured a few mid-race cautions, (including one red flag spell while King, Sarver and Pegher had to be untangled in turns three & four), and the advances of Jared Miley and Alex Ferree, to score his first win of the season; just three weeks after a horrific flip in turn three that destroyed his car, but clearly not his confidence!

Alex Ferree and Jared Miley chased him to the checkered flag and joined him on the proverbial podium, while John Garvin Jr. and Brian Swartzlander rounded out the top five. Mike Pegher Jr. recovered from the mid-race melee to salvage a sixth place finish ahead of Gary Lyle, Chris Schneider, Chuck Sarver and Ken Schaltenbrand. Garvin and Ferree were victorious in heat race action.

Brian Swartzlander continued to pad his Hall of Fame resume Friday Night with his 84th career feature win in the Diehl Auto Group DIRTcar Northeast Big Block Modifieds and in doing so, tied Blackie Watt for sixth on the All Time Lernerville Wins List; Watt of course was a member of the Inaugural Class of the Lernerville Speedway Hall of Fame. But it was another 83 car, the 83T of Tom Glenn, that jumped out to a quick lead. Rex King Sr. passed him in turns three & four to officially lead lap one, but seventh-starting Swartzlander came to second by lap three and passed King for the lead down the back straightaway on lap nine. Once out front, Swartzlander is nearly invincible and he deftly navigated lapped traffic late in the race to cruise to his second win of the season.

Rex King Sr. ran a strong second ahead of his son and Budweiser Points leader Rex King Jr. in third. Tom Winkle finished fourth ahead of Dave Murdick who started tenth after back-to-back wins in June. Shayne Pierce and Justin Wright joined us from St. Catharines, ONT and Piffard, NY respectively to finish sixth and eighth. Jeremiah Shingledecker finished between them in seventh, while Bob Warren and Tom Glenn rounded out the Diehl top ten. Swartzlander and King Jr. were heat race victors.

With fellow future Hall of Famers Rod George and Brian Swartzlander already victorious, All Time Millerstown Pic-A-Part DIRTcar Sportsman feature wins leader Joe Kelley was licking his chops as the green flag dropped on their 20-lap A-Main. Bob Egley and second-year gunner Aaron Easler led the field to green with Easler taking the early lead. By lap six, Kelley took the lead and appeared to be on his way to career feature win #47, but Budweiser Points leader Jimmy Fosnaught was charging towards the front from the fifth row on the starting grid. A caution on lap 12 was the break Jimmy needed, as he restarted third, but took the lead on lap 13 through the low side of turns one & two and then rolled on to his third feature win of the season to extend his Budweiser points.

Aaron Easler turned in his best finish of the season in second and credited the new 604 GM Peformance Crate Engine, (an upgrade from the previous 602 they had under the hood), for the improvement. Joe Kelley held on to finish third ahead of Corey McPherson, (from 12th on the grid), in fourth and Terry Young in fifth. The Pic-A-Part top ten was rounded out by Mark Sanders, Pat Hanley, Rob Shook, Colin Burke and Joey Zambotti. McPherson, Shook and Young took the checkered flags in their respective heat races.

Advance reserved tickets for this Tuesday, July 15�s Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup XXIII Twin 30s presented by GottaRace.com are still on sale for just $39 on our website www.Lernerville.com or by calling the speedway office Monday at (724) 353-1511. The advance $39 reserved ticket also includes a FREE pit pass upgrade, but must be ordered by Monday at 11:59PM for the pit pass upgrade. As part of the �The Greatest Show on Dirt� we will be honoring Steve Kinser as part of the �Salute to the King� tour as the 20-Time Outlaws Champion makes his final visit to the Silver Cup as a full-time touring member of the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars.

 

 

RMMRA

Denver, CO. (July 13, 2014) - The RMMRA would like to announce that the upcoming race at Butch Speicher's I-76 Speedway in Ft. Morgan, CO has received a growing payout! Thanks to a sponsor that would like to remain anonymous, in addition to Glen Tilton from Napa Auto Parts of Cheyenne, we will be paying out $1,000 to win!!! There is also $500 that will be added to the purse in addition to our normal payout. An additional $150 will go to the second and third place finishers, an additional $100 to fourth, and a last place "hard luck" bonus of $100 going to the last place finishing car in the feature. The additional purse money is again on top of our standard payout!

The race will be held on Saturday, August 16th at I-76 Speedway in Ft. Morgan, CO. You can view details regarding I-76 Speedway at the following link: http://i-76speedway.com/

The RMMRA would like to thank both of these sponsors for their generosity! If there are any questions please feel free to contact RMMRA President Chris Sheil at chris_sheil@yahoo.com or on his cell (303.358.9131). We hope to see you all at the races!!

 

 

COASTAL 181 ANNOUNCES RELEASE OF DAVE DARLAND AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Newburyport, Mass., July 13, 2014 – Motorsports publisher Coastal 181 announced today the wide release of its latest title, “The People’s Champ: A Racing Life,” by Dave Darland. The autobiography of one of open-wheel racing’s most successful and popular racers was written with well-known journalist Bones Bourcier. The book charts the course of Darland’s racing life, from Quarter-Midgets and local Sprint Cars through his remarkable and ongoing professional career, including championships in all three of USAC’s national divisions – Silver Crown, Sprint Cars, and Midgets.

No mere chronological retelling of a great driver’s climb, Darland discusses the rivalries that helped shape his career, the code of conduct he races by, the magic of his sport’s biggest events, and the joys and stresses of being a husband and father in a sport that requires frequent travel and intense focus. The book is annotated with reflections from “eyewitnesses” who have known Dave through their own personal and professional relationships, whether as car owner, mechanic, rival driver, or family member. Darland’s story is illustrated by dozens of color and black and white photographs and includes a foreword by another champion and longtime friend, Tony Stewart.

And Dave Darland is not done yet. Darland celebrated the launch of the book on July 12th at Kokomo Speedway by winning that night’s Indiana Sprint Week feature and setting a new track record.

“The People’s Champ” is available online at www.coastal181.com or by calling Coastal 181 at 877-907-8181 toll free.

 

 

GRUELING NIGHT FOR SALDANA AT KINGS ROYAL

ROSSBURG, Ohio (July 12, 2014) – The air was electric with anticipation for the start, and the finish, of the $50,000 to-win Kings Royal at the famed Eldora Speedway.

Who would be crowned the 31st Kings Royal champion?

Joey Saldana, King Joey XXIII, has won 22 times at Eldora, including two Kings Royal titles (2002 and 2006).

Last night, however, the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop team suffered the agony of defeat when a third-place running Saldana was sidelined by a shredded tire halfway through the event. But every day is a new beginning so the team took a deep breath and started again tonight.

Saldana, in a pre-qualifying interview, showed his sense of humor when he was asked what he was going to do different tonight. “We’re going to use a tire tonight that has no hole in it and will hopefully stay inflated all night,” joked the Brownsburg Bullet. “Seriously, we love racing here so hopefully we can qualify well and get off to a good start.” But it was going to be a long arduous road.

Saldana was tenth in the order at the conclusion of qualifying with a 13.367-second lap around the Eldora half-mile.

The Kings Royal format is different from regular season Outlaws racing. With six heat races, only the top three in each heat transferred to the main event. There was no dash.

Saldana started from the third position in heat four. In the early going it was Shane Stewart leading the field, followed by Daryn Pittman, Jason Meyers, Tim Shaffer and Saldana. Saldana was able to get around Shaffer to move into fourth and then set his sights on Meyers. Saldana continued to hound Meyers and despite pulling up next to him as they crossed the finish line, Meyers held on to the final transfer position. Saldana would need to be one of the top four finishers in the Last Chance Showdown to transfer to the main event.

When the Last Chance Showdown field was unleashed, Logan Schuchart assumed the lead followed by Kraig Kinser , Saldana and Bell. With four laps to go Christopher Bell got by Saldana. Then Kaeding made the pass moving Saldana to fifth..

However, Saldana would use a provisional to start in the 25th position for the A-Main.

An enthusiastic capacity crowd sent the Kings Royal field off for the 40-lap run for the $50,000 winner’s check. The lead traded off between David Gravel and Donny Schatz until Kerry Madsen took the lead on lap 13. There were cautions that slowed the track action and an open red flag condition two laps from the end to allow competitors to add fuel to their cars. Saldana was able to gain five positions during the race to finish 20th.

Kerry Madsen became the 31st Kings Royal champion, Schatz was second and Gravel was third.

The World of Outlaws head into a very busy week with five races in eight days beginning Tuesday, July 15, in Sarver, Pennsylvania.

 

 

 

Lee Grosz makes a rare NOSA appearance and wins with a 360 cubic inch engine

By Mike Spieker

ADA, MN (July 11) - The NOSA Outlaw Sprint Car Series made their annual visit to Norman County Raceway Thursday night with a great field of 19 winged Sprint Cars. An hour-long rain delay made for a fast and tacky racing surface all night long underneath the big, bright full moon.

Mark Dobmeier looked like he was going to run away with the feature as he had led laps two through 18 and had a commanding lead over the pack until his left rear tired exploded heading into turn one with seven laps remaining. The slowing Sioux Falls Fords #13DQ'D prompted a caution and Dobmeier was pushed back to the pit area to get his tired changed. While he was leading, Dobmeier had lapped up to eighth and that's where he lined up for the ensuing restart.

As the race went back to green, Lee Grosz and Wade Nygaard began a heated battle for the lead as they traded slide jobs at both ends of the speedway and raced side by side, inches apart from each other on the straightaways. When it was all said and done, Grosz topped the past Norman County Raceway feature winner, Nygaard, to claim his first-ever win in Ada. Even more impressive was the fact that Grosz took the victory while running a 360 cubic inch engine under the hood against the 410 cubic inch touring series.

"I just knew I needed to get clear of (Nygaard) if I wanted to win," Grosz said following the race. "I needed to get out by myself and run my line in clean air. They had an awesome track tonight. One of the raciest tracks I've been on this year."

Dobmeier came flying through the field to finish in the runner up position, followed by Casey Mack, Wade Nygaard and Dave Glennon.

 

 

AFTER CLAIMINING 17TH QUICK TIME OF THE SEASON,

SHREDDED TIRE RUINS STRONG RUN FOR SALDANA

IN KNIGHT BEFORE THE KINGS ROYAL

ROSSBURG, Ohio (July 11, 2014) One of the biggest fields of drivers in a number of years came to Tony Stewart’s half-mile Eldora Speedway for the World of Outlaws Kings Royal weekend. The drivers represented not only the best of the World of Outlaws competitors, but also UNOH All-Star, Pennsylvania Posse and Ohio campaigners.

Tonight, in the Knight Before the Kings Royal, the drivers got an opportunity to warm up for tomorrow’s $50,000 to win Kings Royal.

For the 17th time this season, Joey Saldana topped the qualifying order, driving the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop 71M to a 13.069-second lap. A very impressive showing in a 49-car field and a great way to get the night started!

Saldana rolled to the green flag in the first heat race in the fourth starting position. Early in the going, Saldana held off Rob Chaney who was challenging for a transfer spot. When the checkered flag waved, the top four finished in the order in which they started:

Jac Haudenschild with the heat win, followed by Darrah, Tim Shaffer and Saldana.

The Brownsburg Bullet earned a starting berth in the dash.

A ‘four’ pill was pulled in the inversion draw shuffling Saldana back to the fourth place starting position in the dash. Sammy Swindell took the lead at the green flag, followed by Shaffer, Kerry Madsen and Saldana. Saldana was busy fending off Daryn Pittman who was close behind. With four laps complete, Shaffer was able to snag the lead and held it to the finish. Swindell was second, Madsen and Saldana completed the top four.

Saldana would begin the A-Main in the fourth position. A massive fireworks display sent 26 drivers on their way for a 30-lap trophy run. When the field was unleashed Shaffer powered to the lead followed by Swindell and Saldana. The Brownsburg Bullet had a good handle on his position. On lap 14, Swindell was able to grab the lead from Shaffer. On lap 16, just one lap past the halfway point of the race, the unthinkable happened! Saldana, still third in the running order, rolled to a stop on the track with a right rear exposed wheel with a few scraps of tire rubber hanging onto it. With no guaranteed time in the work area, Saldana was not able to make it back out on the track before the restart. It took two cautions and one red flag to get past lap 18. Finally the race was under way again and Swindell held onto the lead to the checkered flag, claiming the Knight Before the Kings Royal victory. Tim Shaffer was second and Kerry Madsen was third.

Saldana was credited with finishing 25th.

“It was a very disappointing night,” said team owner Dan Motter. “To be running in the top three and having a good competitive race car and then to have this happen really takes the wind out of your sails.

“But I know Joey and the men on this team will put this behind them and dig in with renewed intensity for tomorrow night’s Kings Royal. “

 

 

USCS Rumble on the River at Riverside International Speedway, West Memphis, AR.

 Riverside International Speedway hosts USCS Sprint Speedweek 2014 finale on Saturday (July 12th ) – Rumble on the River. An action packed program will include test and tune hot laps followed by the evening's first sprint car race, the Hoosier Speed Dash that showcases the top six cars from the previous USCS main event in an edge-of-your-seat six-car shootout. Next up will be qualifying heat races followed by Last Chance/B-Main race(s). The evening’s grand finale will be the 8th Annual 30-lap USCS “Rumble at the River” winged sprint car A-main event. USCS Sprint Speedweek point standings as of May 26, 2014, after the Clayhill event show that the top three drivers are just points within reaching the financial spoils of the entire Speedweek event. Pos. Car# Driver Points 1 9Jr Derek Hagar, Marion, AR 450 2 26 Marshall Skinner, Marion, AR 430 3 10 Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN 426

When: Saturday, July 12, Hot Laps 6:30 – Races Begin at 7:30 Track: Quarter Mile High Banked Mile Dirt Oval Feature Race: Rumble on the River A-Main Event for the 30 lap 360 Wing Sprint Feature Classes: 360 WS, 305 WS, LM, MOD, Stock Format: Qualifying Heats, B Main, and Features Ticket Prices: Gen. Adm. $20; Children 6-11 $5; 5 and Under free Parking: Free on Race Track Property; Paid Parking at American Legion Website: http://riversideinternationalspeedway.com

 

 

LIVE Kings Royal Coverage Kicks Off Tonight on DIRTVision.com

The day has finally come! World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series fans have come to depend on DIRTVision.com to follow the greatest show on dirt around the country by listening to live audio and checking out live video throughout the season. Now, for the first time ever, you will be able to watch one of the most prestigious events in all of sprint car racing LIVE on DIRTVision.com and it all kicks off tonight!

The 31st annual Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway will be broadcast live tonight and tomorrow night on DIRTVision.com. Fans who are unable to make it out to the hallowed ground of Tony Stewart�s legendary half-mile will have the opportunity to see it all unfold from the comfort of their own homes. These two nights of coverage will feature the greatest sprint car drivers in the country battling for one of the most coveted victories in all of racing.

Not only will you have full coverage of the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars, you will also see all the action featuring the NRA Sprint Invaders. It�s two jam-packed nights of sprint car racing on your computer!

Few drivers have been lucky enough to drive into victory lane at Eldora Speedway and wear the crown, but tomorrow night, another driver will find themselves hoisting a $50,000 check above their head in the king�s chair. You won�t want to miss this incredible event, and for the first time ever, DIRTVision.com is making sure you don�t have to. See this incredible weekend production featuring 8 cameras, race lineups, on-screen graphics, pit interviews, instant replays and much more! You can register now for both nights by logging on to DIRTVision.com. See one of the biggest events in the history of dirt track racing! Register now and make your plans to turn your living room into the viewing party place for the 31st annual Kings Royal! Click here to sign up now!

 

 

Jim Shampine Photo Collage on Display at Oswego Speedway Old Timer's Reunion, Raffled Off Classic Weekend

OSWEGO, NY (July 11, 2014) – Two photo collages containing a total of 25 photos of Jim Shampine from his earliest years through his racing career are going to be raffled off to benefit Families Fighting Flu. Jim’s grandson, Joseph Marotta IV, died of the H1N1 flu in 2009.

The idea for the fundraiser for Families Fighting Flu came during a brainstorming session. Lisa Sova wanted to do something to help FFF, so met with Serese and Joe Marotta to discuss ideas. During that brainstorming session Sova came up with the photo collage. “We were just talking about ideas,” she said, “when the idea of all the photos Serese must have of her father came to mind. Of course most of the photos have never been seen by anybody buy family and friends.”

From there it became a question of how best to display them. “I don’t know what made me think about displaying them in the windows of a door,” said Sova, “It just popped into my mind and we took off with it.”

Joe and Serese came up with 24 photos and a copy of a Jim Shampine autograph. Serese said “we looked at hundreds of photos. Even after paring it down as far as we could,” Serese continued, “we had more than we could fit in the door, so we added a window.” The idea worked, and the collages turned out beautifully.

The door is six feet three inches long and thirty two inches tall. It contains a total of eighteen photos, and a copy of Jim’s autograph. Serese said, “It’s the last autograph I have and I didn’t want to give it up, so we made a copy.” Seven of the photos in the door are personal family photos and have never been published. Photos include one of Jim in the Army Reserves in 1964, a photo of him at age one, and another when he was six years old, a photo of him holding Serese as a baby, and several career highlight photos.

The window is thirty one inches high by twenty nine inches high. There are six window panels and a total of seven pictures, but a dozen photo images as several of the pictures are photo montages. The window includes a photo of Jim in the sixth grade, the street sign on Shampine Drive by the Oswego Speedway, and ten racing photos.

The photo collages were first displayed at the Oswego Speedway during Christmas in July this past Saturday. This coming Saturday they will at Lighthouse Lanes in Oswego starting at 10:00AM for the Oldtimers Reunion, and will then be moved to the Oswego Speedway. Raffle tickets are $10.00 and will be available at both Lighthouse Lanes and the Oswego Speedway while the collages are on display. Winners will be drawn Classic Weekend. The first number drawn will have first choice of collages. All the money raised will go to Families Fighting Flu.

Families Fighting Flu is a nonprofit volunteer-based advocacy organization dedicated to protecting the lives of children. FFF works to increase awareness about the seriousness of influenza and to reduce the number of childhood hospitalizations and deaths caused by the flu each year by increasing vaccination rates. Both Serese and Joe Marotta are on the Board of Directors of Families Fighting Flu.

Tickets are on sale now for King of Wings VI. Tickets can be purchased at the Speedway box office or by phone.

General admission seating is available for $30 with padded reserved seating for $35. Pit admission on Saturday is $40 with VIP seating available for $90.

For more information on Oswego Speedway visit online at www.oswegospeedway.com or LIKE on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway or FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway. Those interested in Speedway video programming online can subscribe to the Speedway’s YouTube Channel, ‘OswegoSpeedwayOnline’.

To purchase tickets for the 2014 racing season call the Speedway box office at (315) 342-0646.

About Oswego Speedway: Oswego Speedway, a sports entertainment company, is a 5/8 mile semi-banked pavement racing oval located off the shores of Lake Ontario in scenic Oswego, NY. Oswego Speedway has been a continuously run weekly racing venue since August, 1951. The premier open-wheel pavement short track cars in the world, Supermodifieds, run weekly at Oswego Speedway making Oswego the only weekly Supermodified racing venue in the world. The Small Block Supermodifieds accompany the full blown Supers on a weekly Saturday night schedule which runs from May through September. Oswego Speedway is mentioned in racing circles as the “Indy of the East,” as no fewer than a dozen past and present competitors have competed at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway including Mario Andretti, arguably the greatest driver of all time, two-time Indy 500 champion Gordon Johncock, along with former International Classic Champions Bentley Warren, Joe Gosek, and Davey Hamilton.

Oswego Speedway Partners (Oswego Speedway would like to thank the following partners): Advance Auto Parts, All Seasons Inn, Beacon Hotel, Blue Bowl Sanitation, Bracy’s Auto Repair, Butler Disposal Services, Bosco’s Famous Italian Sausage, Bacc-Off, Canale Insurance, Burritt Motors, CNY CPR, Designs of Elegance, Dufore’s Jewelers, Ellsworth Heating and Cooling, Environmental Remediation Services, Gater Racing News, Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce, J&K Plumbing and Heating, Kathy’s Cakes, McCaffrey Chiropractic, Cam’s NY Pizzeria, Oswego Health, Dahl’s Diner, Pizza Villa, Precision Balancing, Press Box, Gioia Signs, RJ Caruso Tax & Accounting, Leon Shapiro Motor Sales, Munski’s Auto & Marine, Ontario Orchards, Oswego County Federal Credit Union, Hudson Dairy, Burke’s Home Centers, Knights Inn East, Knights Inn West, H. Lee White Marine Museum, Hofmann’s, Century 21 Galloway Realty, Dunkin Donuts, Rudy’s Lakeside, POMCO Group, Price Chopper Supermarkets, Eagle Beverage, Budweiser, Bud Light, Coca-Cola, Novelis, Pathfinder Bank, C’s Beverage Center, G&I Homes, Johnston’s Propane, Performance Harley Davidson, Scriba Lane Redemption, Entergy Northeast, Longley Dodge, Best Western PLUS, Quality Inn and Suites Riverfront, Pullen’s Plumbing, Vashaw’s Collision Service, Scriba Meats, S&S Tractor, Stop DWI Oswego County, Oswego Sub Shop, Sunset RV Park, Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park, White’s Car Care, Turning Stone Resort Casino, Fleet Pride, The Evergreen Motel, Elbert & Crate Box, Crop Production Services, Davis Bros. Inc., Hoosier Racing Tire, Helena Chemical Company, U-Pull U-Save Auto Parts, Planet Fitness Oswego, A&P Auto Parts Cicero, Zink Shirts, Fairfield Inn by Marriott, Seminis, D&S Landscaping, Nice Price Auto Sales, Shell Shock Custom Helmet Paint, Lighthouse Lanes, JP Jewlers, Sherwood Racing Wheels, NBT Bank, Radical RaceGear, Trucks R Us, Chestnut Security, Wayne Drugs, Locke Crane Services, Brad Penn Oil, Firefreeze World Wide, Safety Kleen, Oswego County Today, Shea Concrete, Mitchell’s Speedway Press, North Country Home Builders, Corr/Pak Merchandising, B104.7FM, TK99/TK105, Ferris Mowers, Terrell’s Potato Chips, Eagles Fan Club, Top Stitch, Top Quality Construction, Outdoor Power, John Costello & Associates, Oswego Quality Carpet, Enders Racing Engines, Thomas Video Productions, The CNY Family Sports Centre, ARISE, Ronald McDonald House Charities, Great Strides for Cystic Fibrosis, Rusty Wallace Racing Experience

 

 

Carson McCarl – Good Run Close to Home!

(Bill W) July 10, 2014 – Carson McCarl raced close to home last Thursday night at the Iowa State Fair Speedway in Des Moines. It was a solid night that saw him bring the Mastell Brothers Racing #27 home in sixth place. This Friday, he’ll venture north to the St. Croix Valley Raceway in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin to run the “Open Wheel Nationals” with the Upper Midwest Sprintcar Series.

Thursday’s race on the ½-mile at the state fairgrounds saw Carson run second in his heat after starting third. “We were pretty good in the heat,” he says. “It was a tricky track all night. It was really heavy and rough. I don’t mind rough race tracks at all, but when you’re going 120 down those long straightaways, it gets a little sketchy. (Jon) Agan got away from us, but it helped us. It showed me where I needed to be running.”

The second place run locked him into the Dash, where he started in row three. “We were o.k. in the Dash,” says Carson. “We were able to get up to fourth, which was good, because the draw put us on the outside of row one for the feature. That was good, because I wouldn’t want to be mid-pack for that one. A lot of guys had trouble back there and got upside down.”

Carson stayed in the top three for a while. “We were good the whole feature,” he says of the car. “We were running third for a while. We had a restart, and I went up top and tried to make something happen. I hooked a rut, about dumped it and somehow saved it. I came back down into sixth and that was where we finished.”

Overall, it gave Carson some momentum heading into Friday. “It was a pretty good weekend,” he says. “I was glad to keep it on all fours and load it back into the trailer. A lot of guys didn’t.”

The last time Carson ventured to St. Croix Falls, he registered a podium finish. “We’ll be going up to St. Croix on Friday for the ‘Open Wheel Nationals’,” he says. “My owners (Mastell Brothers) are putting that on. We don’t have our own truck and trailer, so it looks like we’ll have to come back to Iowa on Saturday.”

Carson would like to thank Mastell Brothers Trailer Service, Inc., Deanfield Farms (Gary and Sally Dean), Berryhill Racing, Vortex, Rossie Feed & Grain, Hoosier, DeBerg Concrete, HRP, Engler Machine, Phil and Vivian, Rider Racing Engines, Justice Brothers-Gillund Enterprises, Country Builders Construction, CM Rock, Bayaire Industries, Hinchman Racewear, Schoenfeld Headers, BMRS, Crow Safety, Butlerbuilt, KSE, Aurora Rod Ends, Chris Spaulding – Attorney at Law, Bell and Jocko's for all their help!

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The Wait Is Over, As Cody Hahn Wins On First Night Out Hibbing, MN

By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director (7-5-14)

Patience can be a virtue and sometimes it is just simply a necessity. Nonetheless, the wait can be agonizing if you're a race car driver waiting for your motor to get done while the season is underway. Cody Hahn was late in getting his motor to his builder for a freshening this spring, and finally the day arrived that he would be able to race. His path to Victory Lane was not without some last minute trials and tribulations though, as Cody had to make a second trip down to Iowa to resolve an issue before he headed up to the annual UMSS Rumble on the Range on Saturday July 5. Later that night his long day would end in the Anderson's Pure Maple Syrup/Rock Auto Victory Lane having passed race leader and two-time UMSS Champion Jerry Richert, Jr. on lap 22 of the 25 lap feature race. The win paid the 2010 UMSS Champion Hahn and his team $1,000 and came on a very well-prepared Hibbing Raceway surface that saw the lead group of cars battling amongst themselves for a good share of the race.

Jason Tostenson was the high point driver following the usual double round of qualifiers used by the Upper Midwest Sprintcar Series. Heat race wins went to Tostenson and Jennifer Eriksen. Tostenson also won a Challenge Race as did rookie Ryan Bowers. During the driver autograph session at intermission, Tostenson had a young race fan draw the feature race invert pill for him. The young man drew the lucky number zero pill. The front row would see Tostenson on the pole with Bowers outside. Tostenson's luck changed for the worse right on the opening lap, as he jumped over the berm in turn four and rolled to a stop. This meant he would restart tail-end. Rick Kobs found the pole spot to his liking on the second attempt and immediately blasted into the lead. Kobs led the first two laps until Richert got by. Three laps later it was Kobs back at the point. A second caution blinked on with eight laps scored and kept the field bunched up. Kobs maintained the top spot as drivers battled behind him.

Kobs had actually opened up a bit of a lead when the final yellow flag flew for Tostenson who rolled to a stop in turn 4 with 13 laps in the books. It was an unlucky 13 number for Jason, as the engine expired in his #19 sprinter. It was also an unfortunate yellow for Kobs. Richert regained the lead on the restart, as Ryan Bowers also stuck his car in the battle for the lead. Meanwhile tenth starter Cody Hahn was steadily working the bottom lane and gaining positions. Bowers got by Kobs a couple laps after Richert took the lead, and Hahn raced to third on lap 17. On lap 20, Hahn ducked under Bowers for second. Two laps later, Hahn passed Richert for the top spot as the crowd cheered. Hahn went on to win on his first night out in 2014 to write a dramatic finish to the day's script. Richert finished second followed by Bowers in third with his best career sprint car finish in just his ninth time behind the wheel. Kobs and Jared Goerges completed the top five. Rounding out the top ten was Sye Anderson, Eriksen, Leigh Thomas, Anna Kouba and Neal Matuska.

The UMSS then headed south to complete their Northern Tour double header weekend at the Proctor Speedway on Sunday night July 6. The UMSS thanks the Hibbing Raceway for providing a great track for feature racing action. It showed with plenty of drivers being able to race their way forward and battle for the top spots. At last the weather cooperated on the Range and the full show got in before some light sprinkles hit the track about a half hour later.

UMSS Race Results - Hibbing Raceway July 5, 2014 (Race #8) 4th Annual Rumble on the Range Alpha Apparel & Promotions Ultimate Sprint Race #1 (6 laps): 19 Jason Tostenson, 34 Rick Kobs, 23 Cody Hahn, 9 Jared Goerges, 63 Jerry Richert Jr, 5 Anna Kouba, 91A Reed Allex DNS.

Meeks Video Ultimate Sprint Race #2 (6 laps): 10x Jennifer Eriksen, 03 Jamey Ogston, 199 Ryan Bowers, 10 Leigh Thomas, 48 Neal Matuska, 37 Sye Anderson.

Mastell Brothers Trailer Service Challenge Race #1 (9 laps): Tostenson, Richert, Anderson, Thomas, Hahn, Ogston, Allex DNS.

Hoosier Racing Tire Challenge Race #2 (8 laps): Bowers, Goerges, Kobs, Eriksen, Matusak, Kouba.

Motter Equipment Feature (25 laps): Hahn, Richert, Bowers, Kobs, Goerges, Anderson, Eriksen, Thomas, Kouba, Matuska, Ogston, Allex, Tostenson DNF.

Lap Leaders: Kobs 1-2, Richert 3-5, Kobs 6-13, Richert 14-21, Hahn 22-25. Cautions: (3)

 

 

Mike Mueller Is "The Master" In TSCS Feature At Proctor Speedway Proctor, MN

By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director (7-5-14)

No fog this year! In fact, pleasant sunny skies were the norm but a very strong wind also presented a real challenge for the track maintenance crew at the Proctor Speedway on Sunday night July 6. The UMSS Traditional Sprint Car Series was working on night #3 for the Fourth of July weekend and the second consecutive up north to complete their annual Northern Tour. For some reason, Mike Mueller must like racing on Sunday nights in July. Last year he won his first sprint feature on a Sunday night at Granite City. This year it was another Sunday, another dry-slick type of surface, and it was Mueller and his dad Herb celebrating in Anderson's Pure Maple Syrup and Rock Auto Victory Lane to close out a great weekend of action for the non-winged sprints. Mueller proved to be "The Master" of the dry slick at Proctor when he ran down race leader Chase Viebrock on lap 15 of the 25 lap feature, made the winning pass entering turn three, and drove away for his second career TSCS feature win.

For the second night in a row, Chase Viebrock found himself sitting atop the passing and finishing points after the two heat races were completed. This time during the popular driver autograph session, Viebrock had a young race fan pull the pill for the feature race invert. Much to his delight, the young lady pulled the zero pill from the can. This meant a straight-up start based on points earned in the heat races. Viebrock and Rob Caho, Jr. would comprise the front row for the 25 lap feature. Viebrock wasted little time in racing out to the early lead, as the race was slowed twice under caution in the first six laps. An eleven lap run to the final caution would see seventh starter Mike Mueller absolutely charge forward on the bottom of the track to take the lead on lap 15. Surviving the final yellow with 17 laps scored, Mueller pulled away for the victory. Caho also got by Viebrock on lap 18 to run second. Viebrock finished third ahead of Jimmy Kouba and point leader Cam Schafer. Viebrock and Caho topped the heats.

The TSCS sprints now gear up for the 3rd Annual Open Wheel Nationals at the St. Croix Valley raceway on Friday and Saturday July 11-12 with complete shows each night. Keep tabs of the exciting non-winged sprint car action by checking out the TSCS website at www.umsprints.com and click on the blue TSCS logo or by becoming a friend of the UMSS on their Facebook page. Thanks to the Hibbing Raceway and Proctor Speedway for hosting what turned out to be a very fun 2014 Northern Tour.

UMSS TSCS Race Results - Proctor Speedway July 6, 2014 (Race #11)

Track Rat Photos Heat #1 (10 laps): 50 Chase Viebrock, 95 Kevin Bradwell, 27 Mike Walters, 81 Alex Peper, 7N Brad Nelson, 7B Scott Brandt.

Meeks Video Heat #2 (10 laps): 78 Rob Caho Jr, 54 Cam Schafer, 2K Jake Kouba, 87 Mike Mueller, 21 Jimmy Kouba.

Anderson's Pure Maple Syrup A Main (25 laps): Mueller, Caho, Viebrock, Jimmy Kouba, Schafer, Jake Kouba, Nelson, Brandt, Walters, Bradwell DNF, Peper DNF.

Lap Leaders: Viebrock 1-14, Mueller 15-25. Cautions: (3)

 

 

Chase Viebrock With Exciting Last Lap Pass For First Win Hibbing, MN

By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director (7-5-14)

For the second consecutive night, a young driver earned his first-ever sprint car feature win. On Saturday night July 5 at the Hibbing Raceway, young Chase Viebrock from New Richmond, Wisconsin slowly tracked down race leader and Friday night winner Jake Kouba in order to set the stage for a thrilling final lap. Viebrock dove low in turn three, slid up next to Kouba without any contact, and raced off turn four to the checkers to record the first win in just his tenth career start behind the wheel of a UMSS Traditional sprint car. Viebrock and members of his famous racing family celebrated in the Anderson's Pure Maple Syrup and Rock Auto Victory Lane to kick off the annual Northern Tour on what turned out to be a very well-prepared racing surface at Hibbing with cooperative weather to boot.

With Kouba and Viebrock picking up wins in the heat races, it was Viebrock earning the right to pull the invert pill at the draw during the popular driver autograph session. Right down in front of the crowd, Viebrock pulled the six pill. This put fellow rookie racer Mike Walters and Johnny Parsons III on the front row for the 25 lap feature. Parsons led the opening two circuits around the 1/3 mile dirt oval before Jake Kouba took command up front. Kouba opened up a rather large lead, as the laps rolled by under green. When Viebrock finally got by Parsons for the runner-up spot past the halfway mark, it looked like he would need a caution to close the margin that Kouba had built. Slowly but surely, Viebrock began to reel Kouba in. With no yellow flag to accomplish his desired task, Viebrock was still several car lengths behind Kouba at the white flag. Viebrock closed the margin off turn two down the back stretch and charged hard into turn three for a "slide job" on the leader. Viebrock knew he could not clear Kouba, so he pinched his car sideways just below Kouba who was on the cushion. Kouba lifted for a brief moment which allowed the pair to race off turn four. Viebrock pulled off a narrow victory for the win. Kouba had to settle for second followed by Parsons, point leader Cam Schafer, and career TSCS feature win leader Rob Caho, Jr. in the top five. The 25 lap feature ran nonstop.

The TSCS sprints then headed south to the Proctor Speedway on Sunday July 6 to complete their three race weekend and double header Northern Tour.

UMSS TSCS Race Results - Hibbing Raceway July 5, 2014 (Race #10)

Track Rat Photos Heat #1 (10 laps): 2K Jake Kouba, 21 Jimmy Kouba, 27 Mike Walters, 95 Kevin Bradwell, 7B Scott Brandt, 78 Rob Caho Jr.

Hoosier Racing Tire Heat #2 (10 laps): 50 Chase Viebrock, 87 Mike Mueller, 12 Johnny Parsons III, 7N Brad Nelson, 54 Cam Schafer.

Anderson's Pure Maple Syrup A Main (25 laps): Viebrock, Jake Kouba, Parsons, Schafer, Caho, Jimmy Kouba, Bradwell, Walters, Mueller, Brandt, Nelson DNF.

Lap Leaders: Parsons 1-2, Jake Kouba 3-24, Viebrock. No cautions!

 

 

TEAM TURNER RACING PR: RUNNER-UP FOR RYAN

July 10, 2014 - Caistor Centre, Ontario - Team Turner Racing was in action at three different tracks in southern Ontario last weekend, and celebrated a career-best finish for Ryan Turner in his DIRTcar Sportsman Modified.

FRIDAY, JULY 4 - OHSWEKEN Jamie Turner, Havard Daniels, and Cory Turner started the TTR weekend at Ohsweken Speedway on Friday competing in a Southern Ontario Sprints tour vs. Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Car challenge event. Jamie started 8th in his heat race and drove up to 4th, earning a place in the redraw for feature starting spots. Cory and Havard both missed transfer spots in the heat races, and again in the B-Main. They watched Jamie bring home a 14th place finish in the feature.

“For the first time this year I was on the trailer, which was disappointing but always a possibility in Sprint Car racing,” said Cory.

Jamie is currently 10th in the Ohsweken championship standings, while Cory is 12th, and leads the Rookie of the Year standings.

SATURDAY, JULY 5 - MERRITTVILLE Ryan began his portion of the weekend at Merrittville Speedway with his DIRTcar Sportsman Modified. He started and finished 2nd heat race, and earned a starting spot on the outside of the front row for the feature. He got off to a good start in the feature, and led the first 12 laps before losing the lead on a restart. He wasn’t able to get back to the lead, but did bring his #91 home in 2nd place - his best to date in the Sportsman division.

Ryan is currently 11th in the Merrittville championship standings, and just 6 points behind 10th place driver Adam Leslie.

SUNDAY, JULY 6 - HUMBERSTONE The second half of Ryan’s DIRTcar Sportsman Modified weekend was a weekly event at Humberstone Speedway. Ryan started and finished 4th in his heat race, and started 10th in the feature race as a result. Bad luck struck in the feature, as flat right rear tire with a few laps to go took away a potential top 10 finish.

Ryan is currently 10th in the Humberstone championship standings, and just 4 points behind 9th place driver Jordan Cosco.

WHAT'S NEXT? Jamie, Cory, and Havard will be back racing their 360 Sprint Cars at Ohsweken Speedway on Friday, July 11, and also plan to race at Brighton Speedway in a Southern Ontario Sprints tour event on Saturday, July 12.

Ryan will be back racing his DIRTcar Sportsman Modified at Merrittville Speedway on Saturday, July 12, and Humberstone Speedway on Sunday, July 13.

TEAM TURNER LINKS For more information on Team Turner Racing, including schedules, news releases, photos, videos, merchandise, and contact information, please visit the official Team Turner Racing website powered by ImageFactor.ca at www.TeamTurnerRacing.ca. Make sure to subscribe to www.youtube.com/user/racingteamturner on YouTube, follow @11teamturner19 on Twitter, and "like" the official TTR Facebook page by searching "Team Turner Racing".

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TEAM TURNER TROOPS Team Turner Racing would like to thank all their sponsors for their support during the 2014 season, including KT Gas & Convenience, Aces Bar & Grill, Hank's Place, Braemar Building Systems, Alliance Concrete & Interlock, Plazek Auto Recyclers, Pyett Spring & Alignment, V&R Recycling, Transport Sales & Service, Booster Juice, Gale's Auto Aftermarket, Tetra-Chem Industries, The Truck Toppers, Champion Brands Canada, Total Coatings, JNE Recovery, Multiplex Manufacturing, Hauser's Pharmacy www.HausersPharmacy.com, Beamer Farms, Mike Morris Holdings, JB Mechanical, Barlow Farms, Bryan's Farm Supply, Sundrim Golf, Fine Lines Signs, DSE Performance, The Powerhouse, Hitchman Trailers, V&R Hose & Hydraulics, RCM Racing Equipment, Digital Detail, The Audible Difference, 5 Star Fitness & Nutrition, GF1 Chassis, Wings Unlimited, Wix Filters, NecksGen, and Ti22 Performance.

 

 

STYRES/HILL'S RACING PR: BUXTON BREAKOUT

July 10, 2014 - Ohsweken, Ontario - The Styres/Hill’s Racing team celebrated a first on Saturday, as Glenn Styres went to victory lane at South Buxton Raceway for the first time in his illustrious career.

FRIDAY, JULY 4 - OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY Friday was a typically busy night for the Styres/Hill's team at their home track in Ohsweken, Ontario, as the Southern Ontario Sprints tour visited Ohsweken Speedway for a challenge event with the weekly Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Car division. Glenn Styres entered the evening leading in both sets of championship standings.

Glenn survived an early spin to drive back through the field and finish 5th in the 25 lap feature for the 360 Sprint Cars, while teammate Keith Dempster was unable to finish, and Scott Kreutter had troubles all night in his first drive in the Styres/Hill's #77 ride, and didn't qualify for the feature.

All three Styres/Hill's cars finished in the top 5 in the Crate Sprint Car feature, as Ryan Hunsinger drove from 10th to 2nd, Aaron Turkey went from 11th to 3rd, and Robbie General finished 5th.

Glenn Styres continues to lead the 360 Sprint Car championship standings at Ohsweken, while Keith Dempster is 11th.

Ryan Hunsinger has the lead in the Crate Sprint Car championship standings, with Aaron Turkey 2nd, and Robbie General 6th.

SATURDAY, JULY 5 - SOUTH BUXTON RACEWAY & PARADISE SPEEDWAY Glenn Styres and Keith Dempster made their first visit of the season to South Buxton Raceway near Chatham, Ontario for a Southern Ontario Sprints tour event on Saturday night.

Glenn started third in the feature, and passed Adam West for the second spot on lap 5. He was chasing down leader Justin Martin when a yellow flag came out on lap 12, and took the lead 4 laps after the restart. Glenn held the lead for the final 9 laps, and finally got to victory lane at South Buxton for the first time in his career. Dempster drove from 10th on the grid to finish 7th.

“Tonight, Steve (Moulton) had it set up right, the car was sweet to drive,” Glenn told South Buxton Raceway publicist Mike Bennett after the race. “I’m used to running on the outside, it was pretty sticky up there, but I’ll tell you, the car was pretty good everywhere.”

Glenn Styres holds a slim 4 point margin over Mitch Brown at the top of the Southern Ontario Sprints standings, while Keith Dempster is in 5th spot.

While Glenn and Keith were racing at Buxton, Alex Hill and Dyland Westbrook were competing in a 600cc Micro Sprint event at Paradise Speedway in New York. Neither were able to crack the top 5. Alex suffered a broken fuel pump in her heat race and had to start last in the feature, eventually driving from 23rd to 16th.

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STYRES/HILL’S RACING SPONSORS The Styres/Hill’s Racing Team would like to thank all their sponsors for their support during the 2014 season, including Ohsweken Speedway, O’Neil’s Farm Equipment, Case IH, Renway Energy, Rochester Knighthawks Lacrosse Club, Arrow Express, Corr/Pak Merchandising, Townline Variety, Iroquois Hereford Farms, M-One, Tobacco Plus, Bearpaw Convenience, Lorencz Electrial, and Davis Fuels.

 

 

Taylor Ferns Heads to the Mountaineer State of West Virginia this Weekend

By Ferns Racing PR

SHELBY TOWNSHIP, Mich. — July 10, 2014 — Taylor Ferns has gotten to know quite a few tracks in Ohio, thus far in 2014, racing a 410-winged sprint car. She will expand her horizons this weekend, competing in a pair of races in West Virginia with the Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association.

Ferns will open the weekend aboard the Jimmy's Towing/Indy Race Parts Maxim on Friday, July 11, as she makes her debut at I-77 Motorsports Park in Ripley, West Virginia. She'll then head to Ohio Valley Speedway in Washington, West Virginia, on Saturday, July 12, for another full night of racing.

“We have a raced at a number of new tracks this season, and that goes along with our theme of learning in the winged car this year,” said Ferns. “We’ve been learning and growing as a team this year and that is important, especially since we are new to winged racing. Being more consistent is what we are after right now. We know we have a fast car, it’s just putting a whole night together and making the right adjustments and decisions.”

Ferns has raced once in a 410-winged sprint car in her career at Ohio Valley Speedway, with that coming in 2010. She finished fourth in a heat race that night and also was fourth in the B-main, just missing qualifying for the main event.

“It rained all day at Ohio Valley Speedway the one time I was there, and that made the track very heavy,” she shared. “Lately most of the tracks we have been going to have been pretty dry, so we’ll see what happens there. You can never predict the weather and track conditions are dictated very heavily by the weather.”

The native of Shelby Township, Michigan, who returned to 410-winged sprint car racing this season, after nearly four years of racing other types of machines, has visited a number of tracks for the first time this season. She led laps in her debut at Ohio Valley Speedway, where she won, along with pacing the field for a number of laps at Attica Raceway Park in Ohio, and Butler Speedway in Michigan, in her maiden trips to those venues as well.

Last week, Ferns set fast time with the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio. She just missed transferring from her heat race into the feature and had to run the B-main, where she finished fourth to earn a spot in the main event. She would take the green flag 20th and worked her way up to 13th by the completion of the race. She also raced at Attica Raceway Park, where she finished 16th in the main event and at Fremont Speedway, where she just missed qualifying for the A-Feature in her debut at the third-mile.

“Normally, qualifying is not my strong suit, so it was great to set fast time with the All Stars,” said Ferns. “I grew up watching a lot of those drivers like Jac Haudenschild and Dale Blaney, so to be able to race against them is pretty special. When you are in the pit area and Dale Blaney walks by and says, ‘You have to slow that thing down,’ that is pretty cool to get some pointers from a driver like that.”

Along with her win at Southern Ohio Speedway, Ferns has a total of four top-10 finishes in 410-winged sprint car competition this season in a limited number of starts.

Taylor Ferns and Ferns Racing would like to thank their valued partners: Jimmy’s Towing Recovery & Transport, Indy Race Parts, Motor City Auto Transport Inc., National Auto Placement, Project Podium, Women’s Sports Foundation, Lyn St. James Women in the Winner's Circle Foundation, FK Rod Ends, Lucas Oil, K&N Filters, Lansing Sanitary Supply (LSS), Simpson Race Products, ButlerBuilt, Allstar Performance, Stanton Racing Engines, Hoosier Tire Midwest, Race4Girls and Racing2Cure.

Keep up to date For the latest news, results and information on Taylor Ferns and Ferns Racing and to view a full 2014 schedule, visit TaylorFerns.com. Follow Taylor on Twitter at @TaylorFerns and like her on Facebook.

 

 

LANDON SIMON TO DRIVE “MADE IN AMERICA” MT BAKER VAPOR SPECIALTY CAR FOR INDIANA SPRINT WEEK

The specialty car will make its debut on Friday, July 11, 2014 at Gas City Speedway

INDIANAPOLIS (July 10, 2014) – Non-wing Sprint Car driver Landon Simon will be running a special “Made in America” paint scheme for USAC’s 2014 Indiana Sprint Week. The red, silver and blue body resembles a WWII P51 Mustang plane and acts as a tribute to veterans and our country. The car is highlighting Landon Simon Racing’s primary sponsor, Mt. Baker Vapor, whose products are all made and distributed in the United States.

Indiana Sprint Week consists of seven races in nine days starting with Gas City on July 11, followed by Kokomo, Lawrenceburg, Terre Haute, Putnamville, Bloomington and Haubstadt.

“In my opinion, Indiana Sprint Week is the most exciting week of the year in motorsports. Fans come from across the nation to watch the best of the best compete. We’ve wanted to do something special for our country and our soldiers through a patriotic tribute for a while, we just never figured out what. Growing up I wanted to be either a fighter pilot or a race car driver so this year I thought it would be fun to combine the ideas in junction with a cause very dear to Mt Baker Vapor," said Simon.

Vape a Vet Project is currently holding a campaign that Mt. Baker Vapor Electronic Cigarettes is participating in. The project is a charity organization that provides free starter kits and juice to any active duty or former service member that is looking to kick tobacco. 99.9% of all money received by the Project is used directly on products and services. None of the staff, directors or volunteers receive any kind of paid compensation. You can make a donation at http://www.gofundme.com/b56l1c

“Vape a Vet is a non-profit organization that helps our service men and women make the switch from traditional cigarettes by donating electronic cigarette starter kits to them,” said Michael Sullivan, Director of marketing for Mt. Baker Vapor. “We feel it is very important for our industry to give back to our communities and our country. Vape a Vet is working selflessly to help these military members who selflessly fight for each of us every day. Programs that benefit our military members are very dear to myself and the entire MBV team. This is why we are and will continue to be proud supporters of the Vape a Vet project,” said Sullivan.

Mt. Baker Vapor came on as primary sponsor of Landon Simon Racing at the start of 2014. With LSR, they have a common goal in getting smokers of traditional cigarettes to switch to electronic cigarettes. In an effort to help the racing community, they have activated an exclusive coupon code with unlimited use and no expiration on behalf of this partnership. Enter LandonSimon24 and receive 11% off your order at www.mtbakervapor.com

“The ‘Made in America’ car is absolutely beautiful. I feel it's a great tribute to the many men and women who have fought and continue to fight in order to keep America the wonderful nation it is. Landon Simon Racing really nailed it with this design. You can't help but stare at the car and admire what they created. This classic design has always been one I really enjoy, and it's wonderful to see it on the Mt. baker vapor #24 car,” said Sullivan.

The Tipp City, Ohio native is competing in more than 50 race events this season in the Mt. Baker Vapor-backed sprint car. Simon will run the “Made in America” through Indiana Sprint Week and the month of July.

“Made in America is something you see less in less in almost every industry these days. We work hard to create a quality product that we stand behind and use ourselves, we are very proud that we can make this product in the USA and still offer it at such a great price while maintaining this high quality,” added Sullivan.

About Mt Baker Vapor From an economic standpoint, Mt. Baker Vapor makes ecigarettes very cost effective. By switching to ecigarettes you’ll usually spend less than half of what you used to spend on tobacco-filled cigarettes. An economical starter kit includes batteries, atomizers, cartridges, charger and liquid nicotine for less than the price of a carton of generic cigarettes. Mt Baker Vapor offers nicotine strengths ranging from extra strong, to mild, to no nicotine content at all. You can choose from hundreds of juice options, including specialty flavors, or create your own at www.mtbakervapor.com

 

 

Hagar and Bright Guide Team ILP to Victory Lane

Inside Line Promotions - SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. (July 10, 2014) - Derek Hagar and Alex Bright represented Inside Line Promotions in the Winner's Circle during the past week.

Hagar picked up his first career 410ci triumph last Friday at Hilltop Speedway in Millersburg, Ohio. He also registered a runner-up result on Thursday at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio, and a fourth-place finish on Saturday at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio, with the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions.

The win was Hagar's 11th of the season.

Bright charged from 15th to claim his fifth victory of the season on Wednesday at Action Track USA in Kutztown, Pa.

Other Team ILP competitors with at least one top five include:

Mark Burch Motorsports and Danny Lasoski earned a second-place result on Thursday during the 7th annual Folken Brothers Trucking Spring Sprint Car Nationals at Jackson Speedway in Jackson, Minn.

Henry Van Dam placed fourth on Saturday and fifth on Friday at Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore., during the final two races of the ASCS Northwest Region Speedweek.

Channin Tankersley captured a fourth-place finish on Saturday at Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, with the ASCS Gulf South Region.

Ray Allen Kulhanek finished fifth at Battleground Speedway on Saturday.

To be represented by Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com or e-mail InsideLinePromotions@gmail.com.

VICTORIES -

Derek Hagar - 11 (Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Mo., on March 1; Tennessee National Raceway in Hohenwald, Tenn., on March 15; I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., on April 5 and April 26; Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., on April 19 and May 3; Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Miss., on May 24; Greenville Speedway in Greenville, Miss., on May 25; Clayhill Motorsports in Atwood, Tenn., on May 26; East Alabama Motor Speedway in Phenix City, Ala., on June 14 and Hilltop Speedway in Millersburg, Ohio, on July 4); Seth Bergman - 6 (Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, on April 4; West Siloam Speedway in West Siloam Springs, Okla., on April 18; Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., on May 17; Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore., on May 24 and May 25 and Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on June 14); Big Game Motorsports - 6 (Craig Dollansky - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on April 26, May 24 and June 21; Oshkosh Speed Zone Raceway in Oshkosh, Wis., on May 4 and Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D., on June 22/Sammy Swindell - Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo., on April 26); Jack Dover - 6 (Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb., on May 2; Crawford County Speedway on May 9; Butler County Speedway in Rising City, Neb., on May 10; I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., on May 25; U.S. 36 Raceway near Cameron, Mo., on June 13 and 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., on June 15); Alex Bright - 5 (East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla., on Feb. 21; Greenwood Valley Action Track in Millville, Pa., on April 5; Linda's Speedway in Jonestown, Pa., on May 2; Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pa., on May 25 and Action Track USA in Kutztown, Pa., on July 9); Giovanni Scelzi - 4 (Lemoore Raceway in Lemoore, Calif., on March 29; Plaza Park Raceway in Visalia, Calif., on April 18 and June 27, and Delta Speedway in Stockton, Calif., on May 31); Tony Bruce Jr. - 3 (Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on March 21; Butler County Speedway in Rising City, Neb., on May 24 and Outlaw Motorsports Park in Wainwright, Okla., on June 20); Sam Hafertepe Jr. - 3 (Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on May 17; Heart O'Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, on June 6 and Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla., on June 18); Travis Rilat - 3 (Borderline Speedway in Mount Gambier, South Australia, Australia on Feb. 8; Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, on May 3 and Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas, on June 20); Henry Van Dam - 3 (Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore., on May 31 and June 14 and Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., on June 7); Channin Tankersley - 2 (Bronco Raceway Park in Cleveland, Texas, on March 22 and Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown, Texas, on June 21); Tyler Thomas - 2 (Belle-Clair Speedway in Belleville, Ill., on June 8 and New Smyrna Speedway in New Smyrna Beach, Fla., on June 21); Jamie Ball - 1 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on June 21); Andrew Felker - 1 (Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wis., on June 22); Ray Allen Kulhanek - 1 (Gator Motorplex in Willis, Texas, on June 7); Danny Lasoski - 1 (I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., on April 6); Kevin Swindell - 1 (81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., on March 29) and Austen Wheatley - 1 (Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., on May 24).

ON THE INTERNET -

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NATIONAL MIDGET DRIVER OF THE YEAR

"Bell & Nichols increase Driver of the Year point cushion"

Waukesha, Wis., July 10---Point leaders Christopher Bell and Chad Nichols increased their lead in the National Midget Driver of the Year Championship and Western Midget Driver of the Year Champions, over with the recent weekend.. Bell scored his eleventh feature win of the season Sunday capturing the 34th annual Pepsi Midget Nationals, and now holds a commanding 248-point lead over teammate Rico Abreu. Tanner Thorson, Zach Daum, and three-time NMDOTY Champion Bryan Clauson round-out the top five. Spencer Bayston leads the Design 500 Racewear Rookie of the Year points. Kunz/Curb-Agajanian holds three of the top four positions in the car owner points, with Esslinger (engine) and Spike (chassis) are atop the Manufactures Champion. A total of 187 events are currently scheduled nationwide. Veteran Chad Nichols holds 14-point lead over Shannon McQueen in the West Evans Motorsports / Western Performance Parts WMDOTY points, with Darrin Snider, Sean Dodenhoff and Nick Chivello completing the top five. Nichols is among the favorites for this weekends “Gerhardt Classic” 100-lap USAC Western/BCRA co-sanctioned event at Madera (Calif.) Speedway.

POINTS National Midget Driver of the Year Driver: 1. Christopher Bell 1045; 2. Rico Abreu 797; 3. Tanner Thorson 736; 4. Zach Daum 677; 5. Bryan Clauson 610; 6. Tracy Hines 535; 7. Tyler Thomas 495; 8. Andrew Felker 473; 9. Parker Price-Miller 386; 10. Darren Hagen 383.

Car Owner: 1. Kunz/Curb-Agajanian#71 902; 2. Kunz/Curb-Agajanian#97 852; 3. Dan Daum#5 437652; 4. Kunz/Curb-Agajanian#67 631; 5. Rusty Kunz/ Curb-Agajanian#63 572.

Western Midget Driver of the Year Driver: 1. Chad Nichols 161; 2.Shannon McQueen 147; 3. Darrin Snider 125; 4. Sean Dodenhoff 123; 5. Nick Chivello 120.

 

 

SHANE CARSON TABBED TO CROWN KING XXXI AT ELDORA

After Finishing Runner-Up in 1984’s Initial Kings Royal, Carson Gets to Join Fabled Ceremony

ROSSBURG, OH (July 10) – Thirty-one years ago he missed the pomp and circumstances that go with the crowning of Eldora Speedway’s Kings Royal champion by one position when he finished behind Steve Kinser; but this year Shane Carson will be center stage Saturday night (July 12). Shane has been announced as this year’s Sovereign and will be proclaiming King XXXI and place the ceremonial crown atop the head of the new King of the Sprint Car world.

“This brings a whole new importance to my Kings Royal memories,” stated the 2001 National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductee from his Yukon, OK home, “it even overshadows the one that got away in 1984.”

“When I looked over the list of names of the past Sovereigns, it really sunk in; what an honor it is to return to the Eldora stage.”

That list includes the likes of Eldora creator Earl Baltes and his son Terry, National Speed Sport News founder Chris Economaki, revered promoters Ralph Capitani, Don Martin, Cary Agajanian and John Padjen and the founder of the World of Outlaws, Ted Johnson among others.

Upon the completion of 40-laps around Eldora’s fabled high-banks, it will be Carson completing the words of the sacramental Kings Royal summons which states, “when the checkered flag falls on July 12 in the year of our Lord 2014, a man will have conquered what only sixteen other men have accomplished. After he has been crowned by the chosen Sovereign, history will have been made, and from that day forth, he shall be known as the racing King of Kings.”

Carson will also join the driver autograph session that will take place in Eldora’s Fan Zone area Saturday afternoon from 4:00 until 5:00, just prior to the public Kings Royal driver meeting.

The crowning of King XXXI Saturday night will complete a busy weekend of Sprint Car racing at Eldora. Friday night’s (July 11) doubleheader will feature the World of Outlaws (WoO) STP Sprint Car Series and the National Racing Alliance (NRA) Sprint Invaders as they continue their chase towards a 2014 national championship title, and then Saturday evening the Kings Royal format prevails for the WoO and NRA teams as another full race meet takes to the legendary clay.

Remaining race tickets and campsites for the Kings Royal weekend (July 11 & 12) or any other exciting Eldora event, are available by going online to www.EldoraSpeedway.com. Additionally, tickets and campsites may be purchased through the Eldora offices during normal business hours by calling (937) 338-3815 or on race day.

Race fans and race teams can get behind-the-scenes access by following @EldoraSpeedway on Twitter, hitting ‘Like’ at Facebook.com/EldoraSpeedway and view video highlights at YouTube.com/EldoraSpeedwayInc. Mobile device users can access the Eldora Speedway app for the iPhone, iPad and Android which are available for download via iTunes and Google Play.

 

 

Tuesdays with TMAC – Two More Top Tens with the WoO!

(Bill W) July 8, 2014 – Two more shows with the World of Outlaws registered second and tenth place finishes for Terry McCarl and the TMAC Motorsports team. That gives him nine top tens in thirteen WoO events this season. There were four shows at the Huset’s Speedway last week including a WoO event, keeping the Altoona, Iowa driver busy with Knoxville Raceway a wash two weeks in a row. This weekend, TMAC plans on running Jimmy Davies #99 with the Sprint Invaders Friday in Tipton, Iowa, before hopefully, getting a show in at Knoxville Saturday and returning the Huset’s on Sunday.

On Friday, June 27, things started with a 13th quick time trial with the WoO at 34 Raceway near West Burlington, Iowa. “I was really disappointed after time trials,” says TMAC. “Burlington is one of my favorite tracks and we’ve always run well there. I think last year we were second quick. I missed the setup just a little bit, and it’s amazing with these guys how much of a difference that makes.”

Uncharacteristically, TMAC went backwards from the pole in his heat, finishing fifth. “We had a brand new left rear that shrunk in time trials and another new one that shrunk in the heat an inch and a half,” he says. “I had a ton of stagger and I was so loose. We almost didn’t make it out of the heat.”

He would start fourteenth in the feature and put on a show for the fans. “We didn’t panic,” says TMAC. “It’s tough to start fourteenth, but we just went with our normal setup there. We hooked it up as tight as we could. They did a good job with the track, and it never took rubber. We were able to come from fourteenth and run second. We had to pass every one of those cars. No one dropped out in front of us.”

Winner Donny Schatz and TMAC proved to be the class of the field. “We had a shot at Donny with a yellow late in the race,” says TMAC. “We got to start beside him, but he was just a little bit better than us. I think we were better than everyone else, but he was a little better than us. Coming from 14th to run second with the Outlaws…it was our second time running second with them in two weeks. We’re pretty proud of that. We struggled early, never lost focus and had a good result.”

Sunday night, June 29 saw TMAC aboard the Jeremy Scadden #6 at Huset’s Speedway near Brandon, South Dakota. “We had an ignition problem qualifying, which basically left us without a time,” he says. “We made it through the heat, and started twelfth in the feature. We had a great car. We were able to get to fifth and actually slid in front of (Roger) Crockett for fourth at one point. He was able to get me right back. At that point, it laid rubber, and we kind of got in line. It was unfortunate, because I think we had a car to win from 12th that night.”

The WoO moved in to Huset’s last Wednesday. “I had problems with the stagger again at the Outlaw show,” says TMAC. “I thought a small 94” tire would work instead of the 92”. I went out to qualify and I was way too tight. At a place like Huset’s, quick time was 10.6 and we went a 10.8 and were 17th quick. One hundredth of a second was the difference for us between starting on the pole of a heat and having a shot at the Dash, to starting where we did, which was fifth in the heat.”

TMAC would start 17th in the feature. “I was able to get by some good race cars in the first nine laps,” he says. “We were able to get by (Daryn) Pittman and got up to 13th right away. We had a yellow, and they put me back two spots for jumping, which I was very shocked at. First of all, I didn’t jump, second, everyone I talked to didn’t know that was an Outlaw rule that they don’t throw the yellow and send you back immediately. They waited nine laps until there was a yellow and then sent me back.”

He would put on a charge into the top ten. “I restarted 15th behind Kerry (Madsen) and Daryn,” says TMAC. “We had a good car. It was a tricky track. Eventually, it laid a little rubber on the top of three and four, but it didn’t lay any in one and two. You could run almost anywhere. It was a game of inches, and we worked our way back up to tenth. Without the penalty, I think we would have been a little better, but running with these guys, another top ten is good. I was happy with our efforts.”

Thursday at Huset’s saw a special show paying $3,000 to win. TMAC timed in third and ran second in his heat before starting the feature fourth. “I knew right away that I’d missed the setup,” he says. “I was loose from the word ‘go’. I had the wing in the trunk by the second lap, and that’s bad. I got into the lead and I kind of just hung on. I got into a lapped car, and I had to get out of it. (Mark) Dobmeier was behind me, and he was able to get me in traffic. We were able to run second from there.”

Last Sunday night saw another Huset’s event in the #6. “The track was a little slicker than normal,” says TMAC. “I missed the setup a little bit in qualifying and we ended up seventh. With the level of competition at Huset’s being higher than ever, that will cost you. We were able to win the heat race with a good car.”

Starting fourth, TMAC was in contention early. “We had a pretty good car,” he says. “It was ‘old school Huset’s’. It got really slick but didn’t lay any rubber. I really liked the track even though our finish didn’t show it. We were running second and got tangled up with another guy. We got spun out and had to go to the back. It was just really slick, banging the fence and running the bottom. I didn’t set up for that, but the track was great. We were able to get back to seventh. We just missed the setup a little bit.”

The track saw a bit of a surprise winner on Sunday. “It was great to see Dusty Ballenger win,” says TMAC. “He’s a guy who doesn’t get a lot of credit in the 410 division, but he’s capable of winning like he did Sunday. We were really happy for him and his team.”

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Front Row Challenge Tickets on Sale!

The 19th Annual Casey’s General Stores/Musco Lighting Front Row Challenge presented by Searsboro Telephone Company will be held Monday, August 4 at the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa.

Tickets are now on sale! For more information, call Front Row Challenge Enterprises, LLC at 515 957-0020. For further information, stay tuned to www.OskyChallenges.com !

Websites for the McCarl Gang!

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This Month in TMAC History!

TMAC has two wins to his credit at Huset’s on July 7. The first came behind the wheel of Brad Gray’s #51 in 1996. He topped Gary DeWall, Steve Beitler, Todd Wessels and Chad Mellenberndt that night. In 2002, he drove his own #24 to victory over Justin Henderson, Don Droud Jr., Jason Sides and Chad Meyer.

"Tuesdays with TMAC"!

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Lernerville Speedway ready to Salute the King during Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup

Sarver, PA (July 8, 2014) The Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup Twin 30s presented by GottaRace.com featuring the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series will not only pay tribute to the lasting memory of Lernerville�s Founding Father and Hall of Fame Promoter, but this year will also honor the unprecedented achievements of the great Steve Kinser. Throughout the �Salute to the King� tour, Steve Kinser has been lauded with gifts of special recognition and that will continue next Tuesday, July 15 during the Silver Cup. Details will be withheld until the day of the event, but rest assured that the King will be given his due!

Amazingly, in the 80 World of Outlaws A-Mains contested at the Action Track since its debut on August 29, 1979, Kinser has won 17 of those races; most recently the Silver Cup in 2008. In addition to his 2008 Silver Cup victory, Kinser also won the event 20 years ago in 1994. In case you were wondering, the winner of the World of Outlaws debut at Lernerville in 1979 . . . you guessed it, Steve Kinser!

Despite racing at Lernerville just once to four times a year the past 35 years, Kinser sits tied for 12th All Time on the Sprint Car Wins List at the Action Track. Interestingly enough, he is tied for 12th with longtime nemesis Sammy Swindell. 15 of Swindell�s wins are Outlaws A-Mains; the last of which came almost exactly 10 years ago at the Silver Cup in 2014. He also won the Inaugural Silver Cup in 1992 and again in 2000.

Kinser enters this big week of racing, (starting tomorrow night with the Brad Doty Classic at Limaland and followed by the King�s Royal Weekend at Eldora), with one feature win on the season and currently rides eighth in Outlaws Points. For his career, Kinser has 577 feature wins, an astounding 20 World of Outlaws Championships and 12 Knoxville Nationals Titles.

Kinser brings along with him the entire roster of World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car drivers including Donny Schatz and Daryn Pittman who are once again engaged in a heated battle for the points lead. Schatz enters the four-race, seven-day swing through Ohio and Pennsylvania with a 73-point lead over the Pittman, who swept this past weekend�s action at Dodge City Raceway Park in Kansas. Pittman leads the series with nine feature wins on the season to Schatz�s eight. Schatz won his fourth Silver Cup in 2013, while Pittman won the other 30-lap A-Main.

Tickets for the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup Twin 30s presented by GottaRace.com are available 24/7 at Lernerville.com and all Advance Reserved tickets include a FREE fan pit pass upgrade. Adult tickets are $39 and $31 for students/children 17 & under. Kids 10 & under will still be admitted FREE into general admission, but the FREE general admission tickets are NOT eligible for the FREE fan pit pass upgrade; this offer is for Advance Reserved tickets only!

 

 

Engine Issues Derail Dewease’s Speedweek

PETERSEN MEDIA: After having a very good start to PA Speedweek engine issues plagued Lance Dewease and his Dietz Motorsports team for the last few nights of the grueling week.

“We had a really good first four races, then we had our fair share of issues that ultimately forced us to miss the finale,” Dewease said.

After a night off on Monday night, Dewease and company were back in action at the Grandview Speedway for round No. 4.

After just being a little of in time trials, Dewease was able get through his heat race, where he lined up 15th in the feature event.

Mixed in with other very talented sprint car drivers, Dewease had a very strong car, as he clawed his way forward from his eighth row starting spot.

In thick traffic most of the race, Dewease was able work his way all the way up to a fifth place finish at the stripe.

“We were pretty good at Grandview, after time trials,” he said. “We got a poor time, but we worked on it, and we raced really well all night.”

Wednesday night saw things begin to slowly go south for Dewease and his team. After timing in 10th fastest, Dewease got into the feature event, but something seemed wrong on his machine, as he tried everything he could from his seat to get going in the right direction, but he ultimately pulled off and did not finish the race.

Following a rain out on Thursday night, Dewease back in action on Friday night at the Williams Grove Speedway, and problems still plagued him, as he timed in 23rd fastest.

Finishing fourth in his heat from the sixth spot, Dewease moved directly into the feature event, as he gridded the field from the 20th position, though it was a short lived feature, as Dewease again had issues, and picked up his second DNF of the week.

Port Royal was the scene on Saturday night, and this would ultimately be the teams final night of Speedweek, as engine issues plagued the team all night, forcing them to miss the Sunday finale.

“It was a little disappointing, because we had a really good first four races, and were in a good spot,” he explained. “Everyone worked so hard to try and fix the issues we did have, but it just was not meant to be.”

Dewease would like to thank C.C. Dietz Builders, Conduit Connections, Hess Ornamental Iron, Pro Shocks by LD Shocks, Triple X, Wings Unlimited, Keizer Wheels, DMI Racing Components, Schoenfeld Headers, Hanks Performance Products, FK Rod Ends, Schaeffer Racing Oils, Astro Titanium, Tom Shockey Collision, Kirkey Racing Seats, Bell Helmets, WRT Web Designs, and WRT SpeedWerx

2014 BY THE NUMBERS : Starts-30, Wins-1, Top 5’s-8, Top 10’s-16.

ON TAP: Dewease and his Dietz Motorsports team are hopeful to be in action Friday at Williams Grove and Saturday at the Lincoln Speedway.

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Jerrod Hull – Fifth Win Worth $5,000!

(Bill W) July 9, 2014 – Jerrod Hull and the Rockwell American #12 team picked up their fifth win of the year at the Jim Hall Memorial at Benton Raceway Park in Missouri on June 27. The win was worth $5,000 to the Sikeston, Missouri native. A third place finish in USCS competition aboard Donnie Cooper’s #01 and a second place finish Sunday in MOWA action at Quincy Raceways in Illinois capped off two weeks of racing for Jerrod. He will be racing karts with his son Jett before focusing on Illinois Speedweek July 23-26.

The events at Benton were in doubt, but the track got their show in despite rain in the area. Jerrod would start sixth in his heat. “The track was really rough and muddy,” he says. “They had had a lot of rain. We were able to work our way up through there to second though.”

Jerrod would also start sixth in the Dash. “We were able to make some things happen in the Dash and we got up to second,” he says. “That put us in good position, outside of row one for the feature.”

He never looked back. “We were able to get the jump on Brad Loyet there, and led every lap,” says Jerrod. “The car was really nice. It was just one of those rough, tacky tracks. I think we went through sixteen tear-offs and I was out front. I can only imagine how many the guys behind us were using!”

The following night found Jerrod at Poplar Bluff (MO) Speedway in 360 USCS action. “We drove Cooper’s car,” he says. “That way we wouldn’t have to change motors and all that. He’s got nice stuff, so that worked out pretty slick. We started ninth in the heat race and ran fourth. That was enough points to start us outside the second row for the feature.”

Things were going well until Mother Nature intervened. “We were able to get up to third,” says Jerrod. “About lap 12, it started sprinkling. We ran about three laps in the rain, and they threw the caution. They ended up throwing the red flag and canceling it at that point. We went fifteen out of the 30 laps, so they called it a race and we were third. It was a fun night though.”

Back in MOWA competition Sunday at Quincy, the series’ point leader would start well. “The night started really good,” says Jerrod. “We started outside row one for the heat race and won that. Then we drew the pole of the Dash and won that too.”

It took a bit for Jerrod to get rolling. “We led the first couple of laps, and then Chris Urish got around us,” he says. “He checked out a little bit. He had a good car on the straightaway and he was flying. I remember looking at the scoreboard on lap 17, and the track started blowing the dirt off. We started coming at that point.”

Jerrod had one last chance at the leader. “The last lap I took a shot at him on the bottom,” he says. “He ended up getting us by a car length or so. It was a good time racing with Chris. It was good to see him get a win. He was really fast, especially early on.”

The finish extended Jerrod’s lead in the standings over Joey Moughan and AJ Bruns. “It was good points race for us,” he says. “AJ and Joey Moughan both ended up with engine problems. It stinks for them, but we were able to get a little bit of a cushion in the points.”

Jerrod and the #12 team would like to thank: Rockwell American, Midland Performance, Super Shox, Sebastian Sand Blasting & Powder Coating, Inc., Chuck’s Small Engines, Don Hamilton, HRP, Lighthouse Christian Center, Logo Daddy, Hoosier Tire, Simpson, Weld, Automotive Machine, Maxim and Heartland Trailer Manufacturing.

 

 

Cornell and Hirst Have Monster Weeks With KSE Racing Products

PETERSEN MEDIA: Though many drivers and teams utilized KSE Racing Products, two specially had huge weekends that saw them win multiple wins in impressive fashion.

In the Northwest, Kyle Hirst was a machine in the Finley Farms No. 77 entry, as he simply dominated ASCS Northwest Speedweek. In seven days, Hirst raced six times, score three wins, never finished off of the podium, and won the Speedweek points in a land slide, as KSE Power Steering Products aided his run.

Jonathan Cornell was feeling patriotic over the Fourth of July Holiday as he used his KSE Racing Products to sweep all three nights of the ASCS Warrior Region Red, White, and Blue Challenge. Cornell won twice at the Double X Speedway and won at the Callaway Raceway as well.

Daryn Pittman had a great weekend with the World of Outlaws, as his Kasey Kahne Racing team got out their broom, as the reigning series champion used KSE Racing Products to sweep the weekend at the Dodge City Raceway Park.

Mark Dobmeier picked up a popular World of Outlaw win at the Huset’s Speedway, Mason Moore won a thrilling Civil War Race in Petaluma, CA, Brent Marks, Stevie Smith, and Greg Hodnett (2) all used their KSE Racing Products to score PA Speedweek wins while Brian Brown won big in Jackson, MN, Dale Blaney stayed hot and won again with the All Stars, Jamie Veal won a thriller at Fremont, Christopher Bell picked up two wins at the Angell Park Speedway, Bob Ream, Jr was the winner with the ASCS SW Series, and Chad Boespflug picked up his Sixth win of the year the Lincoln Park Speedway.

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BR Motorsports Assists In ASCS Northwest Speedweek Championship And More

PETERSEN MEDIA: With the ‘Month of Money’ upon us, drivers and teams using BR Motorsports and King Racing Products continue to show advantage as they are in the winning groove at the right time.

During ASCS Northwest Speedweek, Kyle Hirst was a machine aboard the Finley Farms entry, as he picked up three wins in six races, never finishing out side the top three, en route to the ASCS Northwest Speedweek Championship. The Finley Farms No. 77 entry is outfitted with numerous BR Motorsports pieces.

Jo-Jo Helberg got the most out of his BR Ignition as he scooped up another big win, while Bob Ream, Jr tamed the ASCS Southwest Region again with numerous BR Motorsports components bolted on his entry.

Sean Becker stayed hot aboard his Dan Menne entry, as he picked up the Fourth of July win at the Silver Dollar Speedway, while Robert Ballou was victorious again in Flora, both teams have BR Motorsports Ignitions under their hoods.

During PA Speedweek, Brent Marks used his BR Ignition to score a huge win, while Greg Wilson was victorious at the Waynesfield Raceway Park during the Bob Reynolds Memorial with a BR Ignition in his machine.

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Josh Schneiderman – Hometown Wins Are the Sweetest!

(Bill W) July 9, 2014 – Josh Schneiderman and the Deuce Motorsports team were hoping to put a show on for the hometown fans at 34 Raceway near West Burlington, Iowa on Friday, June 27. Pulling double duty, Josh won the 305 feature and performed well with the World of Outlaws on the 410 side. He followed that up with a charge from 16th to third last Thursday night at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines with the Sprint Invaders. The team is looking forward to competing Friday at the Cedar County Raceway in Tipton, Iowa with the Sprint Invaders Friday before returning to Knoxville Raceway on Saturday with the 410.

Josh piloted his #2 305 sprint car to a heat race win after starting fourth at 34 Raceway. “Even in the 305 class, it benefits us knowing the track,” he says of the 3/8-mile oval. “The bottom started coming in, and the car was rolling really nice. We had just got it fixed from being crashed. Everything was falling into place at that point.”

The redraw would see him pull a starting spot outside row two for the 20-lap main event. “We had a good battle for second for a while, and we were able to get by,” says Josh. “(Leader) Dillan Roth showed us the line a little bit in three and four. He was struggling in one and two, and we were able to get by him there. From there, we set sail and were able to stay out of trouble.”

The win gave Josh an opportunity to win in his hometown. “That class has come so far from where it started a few years ago,” he says of the 305’s. “They’ve picked up a lot of quality cars. It was really a great opportunity to be a part of. It was good for our sponsors who are in the area, and good to run well for your hometown fans too. At the end of the day, that’s the most important thing.”

On the WoO side, Josh timed just two spots out of the heat invert. It was a blow on his hopes of improving on his career-best third place finish with the Outlaws there a few years ago. “We qualified poorly (18th),” he says. “We missed a little bit car-wise there. The experience we have there really benefited us in the heat. Most of the guys were having trouble getting through one and two. We were able to come off the bottom of two there when they weren’t. I was hoping for one more yellow, because I think we had a shot at winning it (he would move up from fifth to third). If you want to win with those boys, you need to get in the Dash.”

He would checker 19th in the feature. “We were really pretty nice with the car,” says Josh. “We weren’t able to maneuver around quite as well as we hoped, but when you’re with the Outlaws and the caliber of field we had there, your goal is to make the show. We would have liked to run a few spots better, but ultimately, we were tickled with the way the night went in front of the hometown fans.”

After Knoxville rained out on June 31, it was on to Des Moines last Thursday. “With all the rain Des Moines has had, it was tough to pass early,” says Josh of his heat. “We drew in the back of a tough heat race. Doing that with the Sprint Invaders where the competition is tough…we just couldn’t get out of there and we finished sixth. Fortunately, we were able to start on the front row of the B and win that.”

Starting sixteenth, Josh would charge to a podium finish. “As the night went on, the track widened out a little bit,” he says. “We were able to move forward. We actually were running four wheels above the cushion in a groove that no one else had found yet. I think we may have had second with another lap, but we needed a yellow to try and catch (winner Don) Droud. We had one of the better cars there, we just needed a better heat race.”

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UNIQUE RACE FORMAT CONTINUES FOR ELDORA’S 31st KINGS ROYAL

Emphasis Placed Upon Performance Rather Than Time Trial

ROSSBURG, OH (July 9) – An unconventional race format that typically meets with cheers from the fans and often with jeers from the competitors has proven itself to be one of the contributing factors to the longevity and success of Eldora Speedway’s Kings Royal. That format will carry over to this weekend’s (July 11 & 12) 31st annual running.

In an era where time trials play a pivotal role in determining the outcome of featured race line-ups, and many times, the eventual outcome, the unique Kings Royal design instead places increased emphasis on driver performance throughout the entire event.

While a driver’s quickest of two time-trial laps continues to be used for placement into one of the six qualifying Heat Races that are ‘staggered’ and ‘inverted’ by four; from that point forward, it is pretty much up to the driver and their finish.

Only three drivers advance from each Heat Race directly into the Kings Royal, rather than the typical five. Those three are then lined-up by their finish which adds even more intensity to the aggressiveness level.

One position can make a huge modification in the earned starting slot. Winner of Heat One starts sixth on the grid, while the winner of Heat Six starts in the revered pole position. That order switches for the runner-ups as second place in Heat One earns a seventh place role and second in Heat Six means position number twelve. The difference of finishing first to that of finishing second in Heat Six relates to eleven positions.

Finishers four through six advance to the B-Feature and the remainder of the field to a C-Feature where, again, the starting position is determined by the Heat Race finish.

Sometimes this alignment favors the driver, sometimes it works against them.

For last year’s victor, King XXX Brad Sweet, it worked just fine. After suffering engine woes during his time trial run, he limped through the timing clocks in 35th position and was faced with a sixth place line-up position in his Heat Race.

However, under the Kings Royal format, Sweet was aware that hope was not lost. He rallied through the field to capture a win in the fifth Heat Race and an outside starting position in the Kings Royal, which he went on to win.

A quick time trial lap remains favorable for a driver with a disappointing Heat Race finish, as immediately following completion of the six Heat Races, the fastest two drivers that have not progressed into the Kings Royal by their finish, are granted starting spots 19 and 20.

With 18 positions determined by Heat Race finishes and two more time trial provisionals, the remaining four slots are filled in order by the finish of the B-Feature, a driver’s final opportunity to join the chase for $50,000 and a coveted seat atop Eldora’s over-sized throne.

The drivers are aware of the format and enter Saturday’s chase knowing that while a time trial lap is important, a strong run in their Heat Race is even more important.

Remaining race tickets and campsites for the Kings Royal weekend (July 11 & 12) or any other exciting Eldora event, are available by going online to www.EldoraSpeedway.com. Additionally, tickets and campsites may be purchased through the Eldora offices during normal business hours by calling (937) 338-3815 or on race day.

Race fans and race teams can get behind-the-scenes access by following @EldoraSpeedway on Twitter, hitting ‘Like’ at Facebook.com/EldoraSpeedway and view video highlights at YouTube.com/EldoraSpeedwayInc. Mobile device users can access the Eldora Speedway app for the iPhone, iPad and Android which are available for download via iTunes and Google Play.

 

 

Fab Four Racing is back this Friday, July 11 with Youth Sports/Autism Speaks Night

Sarver, PA (July 10, 2014) After a two week hiatus, Fab Four Racing is back for another Fast Friday with all four divisions on the card and Budweiser Points on the line! Of course, with the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup XXIII Twin 30s on deck next Tuesday, July 15, the Peoples TWP DIRTcar Sprints will be racing with some extra incentive on the line for Budweiser Points leader Carl Bowser and Jack Sodeman Jr. vying for a track provisional, while Mid-Season Brandon Matus who is already locked into the event. Sodeman trails Bowser by 17 markers heading into the race.

Defending Track Champion Alex Ferree leads the Precise Racing Products DIRTcar Late Models into the event as the Budweiser Points leader over Russ King, Mike Pegher Jr. and John Garvin Jr. Of the four, only Garvin has yet to win in 2013; safe to say he is overdue! Speaking overdue, Brian Swartzlander is way overdue for his first Late Model feature win in the Detman #111 Late Model and getting closer all the time; he currently sits fifth in points.

As shocking as it may sound, Swartzlander is actually ranked higher in Late Model points than he is in the Diehl Auto Group DIRTcar Northeast Big Block Modified point standings! After an win on Opening Night, Swartzlander has struggled ever since and is just sixth in points. The Kings have dominated the division until recently as Dave Murdick has reeled off two straight wins. Rex King Jr. leads the points by seven over Murdick and also has two feature wins on the season. Rex King Sr. is currently third in points and has one win this season. Jeremiah Shingledecker and Mat Williamson are fourth and fifth in points respectively and each has a feature win to his credit.

The feel good story of the year so far is that fan favorite Jim Fosnaught leads Two-Time Defending Track Champion Corey McPherson in the Millerstown Pic-A-Part DIRTcar Sportsman. Fosnaught has two feature wins already this season, while McPherson has three. Rob Shook has been the model of consistency and currently sits third in points despite not taking the checkered flag first yet this season. 2014 feature winners Mark Sanders and Terry Young round out the Budweiser Top Five.

This Friday is also Youth Sports Night as we welcome children and teenagers from our local communities that participate in little league baseball and softball, youth soccer, peewee football and every other youth sports that keep our most cherished race fans active and social! It is also Autism Speaks Night and our new friends from Autism Speaks will be on hand to share information, collect donations and raise awareness of Autism. FullyInjected.com Kids Club members are invited to color puzzle pieces, (the trademark symbol of Autism Awareness), that will be assembled later in the evening. Drivers will be invited to support the cause with puzzle pieces on their cars that will be made available pre-race. Fans are invited to wear blue to support the cause!

Tickets for next week�s Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup XXIII Twin 30s presented by GottaRace.com are available 24/7 at Lernerville.com and all Advance Reserved tickets include a FREE fan pit pass upgrade. Adult tickets are $39 and $31 for students/children 17 & under. Kids 10 & under will still be admitted FREE into general admission, but the FREE general admission tickets are NOT eligible for the FREE fan pit pass upgrade; this offer is for Advance Reserved tickets only!

 

 

SALDANA 13TH IN THE BRAD DOTY CLASSIC

LIMA, Ohio (July 9, 2014) – Tonight 43 World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car drivers came to compete in the Brad Doty Classic at Limaland Motorsports Park and to honor the man who has gained so much respect from the racing fraternity.

Doty, injured while driving a sprint car, now shines as a media member, promoter and is sprint car racing’s hall of fame television color commentator.

In preliminary action, Saldana was one of 19 drivers who qualified under the old track record, solidifying the No. 7 position. Early in the evening Saldana held quick time with a 10.618-second lap but the Limaland track surface began to build a cushion and get faster, contrary to its typical behavior of slicking off. As a result, six drivers who took their qualifying laps later in time trials benefited from a late pill draw.

With so much talent at Limaland coming out to pay tribute to Doty and participate in one of the most popular races on the Outlaws circuit, the heat races were crammed with A-list drivers all intent on winning. Saldana pushed off third of 11 cars in the third heat race behind a front row of Swindells…Kevin on the pole and Sammy alongside. Sammy led the field when the green flag flew, followed by Kevin, with Saldana in third. On a lightning fast track, the top three protected their positions and crossed the finish line the way they started. Saldana transferred to the feature, but for only the seventh time in 46 events, the driver of the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop 71M would not start in the dash.

A field of 26 starters took the green flag for the 40-lap A-Main including provisional starters Donny Schatz and Steve Kinser. Saldana rolled to the starting line in 11th position. The leader was Sammy Swindell when the field went green with Paul McMahan and Shane Stewart trading second and third positions.

With two laps complete the red stopped competition when Kevin Swindell and alternate starter Sheldon Haudenschild had an altercation in turn four.

Saldana restarted 13th. Swindell once again assumed the lead when racing resumed. Paul McMahan was second and was hammering Swindell for the lead. McMahan briefly took the lead before Swindell regained it just as the red flag flew once again with 13 laps complete when Cody Darrah, Dallas Hewitt and Brandon Wimmer tangled.

Once again Saldana was 13th on the restart. Swindell continued to lead with McMahan second. Saldana moved past Dale Blaney for twelfth but Schatz found an opening and slipped by Saldana who slid back to 13th.

Another caution slowed racing action at the halfway point, lap 20. Swindell went back to the lead at the green with McMahan in hot pursuit. On lap 32, as Swindell paced himself for traffic, McMahan powered by and took the lead. Swindell began to shuffle back in the field. McMahan won the Brad Doty Classic, Kerry Madsen finished second and Daryn Pittman was third. Saldana took the checkered flag in 13th position.

“The track threw us a curveball tonight,” said team owner Dan Motter. “Joey turned a really good lap in qualifying, but the track changed. In all the years we’ve been coming here we’ve never seen the track react like it did tonight. There was a thunderstorm in the afternoon that might have contributed to its holding moisture. Whatever the reason, we just didn’t read the conditions correctly and make the changes we needed to make on the car.

“We will take a deep breath and look forward to the big weekend at Eldora.”

The team heads to Eldora Speedway for Friday’s Knight Before the Kings Royal and Saturday’s prestigious Kings Royal.

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: AFFORDABLE TOWING & RECOVERY NIGHT THIS FRIDAY, JULY 11

Ohsweken, Ontario - July 9, 2014 - Ohsweken Speedway's 19th season of racing continues this Friday, July 11, when Affordable Towing & Recovery presents weekly racing featuring Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland's GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Gale's Auto Aftermarket Bombers, plus Vintage Modifieds.

CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING 360 SPRINT CARS Glenn Styres spun early in last week's feature race, but recovered to finish 5th and keep his lead in the 360 Sprint Car championship standings. Mitch Brown was the runner-up to SOS vs. Corr/Pak feature winner Steve Collins last Friday, and is now 25 points behind Styres in the standings, followed by 2011 and 2013 champ Jim Huppunen, Kyle Patrick, 2012 champ Chris Steele, 2010 champ Dave Dykstra, Shane Ross, Todd Hoddick, Justin Martin, and Jamie Turner. Cory Turner is the current Rookie of the Year standings leader, and sits 12th overall in the championship standings.

STRICKLAND'S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS Brad Herron won his first Crate Sprint Car feature last Friday, but Ryan Hunsinger continues to lead the championship standings. Aaron Turkey is second in the standings, followed by Jake Brown, Josh Shantz, and Mike Thorne.

AFFORDABLE TOWING & RECOVERY THUNDER STOCKS 2013 champ Lee Winger went back to Mobil 1 Victory Lane last Friday night, but he is third in the championship standings, chasing leader Wyatt Van Wart, and Dave Silverthorn, Jr. in second place. Winger is tied for third with Billy Bleich, Jr., followed by Dave Bailey, Chris Dickie, Jim Lampman, Karl Sault, Rookie of the Year leader Chase Hess, and Ryan Dinning.

HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI STOCKS Rookie of the Year leader Mark Bazuin won his first Mini Stock feature last Friday, but Tyler Lafantaisie took a runner-up finish, and holds a 50 point advantage at the top of the championship standings. Team 66 (Jon and Brandon Janssens) is currently second, followed by Bazuin, Team 81 (Alex Schuts and Lee Hils), Lucas Lubin, Team 79 (Steve and Dan Miller), Robin Elliott, Matt Nuell, Jonathan Ayrton, and Team 55 (Rob and Kevin Slater).

GALE'S AUTO AFTERMARKET BOMBERS Max Chechalk won his third Bomber feature of the season last Friday, but a tough start to the year has him sitting 5th in the championship standings. 2013 champ Dusty DeBoer is enjoying a consistent season, and leads the championship standings, followed by Joe DeBoer, Gillian Hils, Ashton Reekie, and Chechalk.

TICKETS PLEASE! Advanced reserved seat tickets are now on sale for the Burger Barn Northern Summer Nationals on Monday, July 28, the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series Arrow Express Six Nations Showdown on Tuesday, July 29, and the 10th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend on Friday, September 12, and Saturday, September 13. Advance tickets for regular Friday night events at Ohsweken are also available - Beat the line on race night! Please visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information, or contact Mary Wilkinson, Director of Customer Relations, by phone at 519 717-0023, or by e-mail at mary@ohswekenspeedway.com

THURSDAY NIGHT MICRO SPRINT RACING AT OHSWEKEN Thursday Night Micro Sprint Racing takes place on the Warm Up Track in the Ohsweken Speedway pit area each week from July 3rd to September 13th, and spectator admission is just $5! Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information.

OUR SPONSORS About Corr/Pak Merchandising: Corr/Pak's support of the Sprint Car division at Ohsweken continues for a seventh consecutive season in 2014. Founded in 1997, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc. is based in Richmond Hill, Ontario, and is a designer and producer of Point of Purchase (POP) displays for retail. Strong emphasis on creative design and speed of response has seen Corr/Pak achieve great success in a very competitive industry. Their in-house capabilities and broad range of trusted suppliers enable them to develop any sort of effective solution for your retail display needs, no matter the materials used - whether corrugated, wood, boxboard, plastic, wire, steel, or any combination of those. Please visit www.CorrPak.ca for more information on the title sponsor of 360 Sprint Car racing at Ohsweken Speedway.

About Strickland's GMC: Strickland's is the title sponsor for the inaugural season of Ohsweken's Crate Sprint Car division in 2014. Strickland's is a family owned and operated business that has been serving Southwestern Ontario for over 30 years. They have never been afraid to change in order to better serve their customers, but one thing has remained the same - they have always run their company based on the old proverb "Treat others the way you wish to be treated". Strickland's is the only full line General Motors dealer in Brantford and the surrounding area, serving the community for over 90 years. Strickland's GMC is located at 19-21 Lynden Road in Brantford, at the intersection of Lynden Road and Wayne Gretzky Parkway, and just 15 minutes from Ohsweken Speedway. Visit Strickland's GMC online at www.Stricklands.com, or call them at 1-800-599-5558.

About Affordable Towing & Recovery: Affordable Towing & Recovery returns as title sponsor of Ohsweken's Thunder Stock division for a second consecutive season in 2014. Affordable Towing & Recovery provides a full range of towing and breakdown services in Brantford and Southwestern Ontario, as well as flat-bed freight and equipment hauling, and police towing. They can get your vehicle out, no matter where it's located - from an underground parking garage to a creek bed. Affordable Towing & Recovery offers roadside assistance, and a vehicle storage compound, as well as towing services for anything from motorcycles to big trucks. Affordable Towing & Recovery is located at 55 Shaver Street in Brantford, near the intersection of Garden Avenue North and Colborne Street East, and just 10 miles from Ohsweken Speedway. For solutions to any vehicle transport need, go to Affordable Towing & Recovery. Visit them online at www.affordable-towing.ca, or call them at (519) 755-7526.

About HRW Automotive: HRW Automotive returns as title sponsor of Ohsweken's Mini Stock division for a fourth consecutive season in 2014. HRW Automotive was founded by Robert Workman in 1990. By providing good old-fashioned customer service, HRW has gained a loyal following in the community. Many area residents and businesses have come to depend on the expertise of HRW's friendly staff to keep their vehicles and equipment in peak condition. You can entrust all of your vehicle's service and repair needs to the team of automotive professionals at HRW Automotive. HRW Automotive is located at 163 Baptist Church Road in Caledonia near the intersection of Pauline Johnson Road, and just 5 miles from Ohsweken Speedway. Visit the title sponsor of Mini-Stock Racing at Ohsweken Speedway on the web at www.HRWAutomotive.com, or call HRW today at 519-752-2063, and find out what good customer service is all about!

About Gale's Auto Aftermarket: Gale's Auto Aftermarket returns as title sponsor of Ohsweken's Bomber division for a second consecutive season in 2014. All your automobile parts and supply needs can be met at Gale's Auto Aftermarket, located on RR 6 near Hagersville, Ontario, just 15 miles from Ohsweken Speedway. Call 519-445-2659 for more information.

THIS WEEK AT OHSWEKEN Ohsweken Speedway's 19th season of racing continues this Friday, July 11, when Affordable Towing & Recovery presents weekly racing featuring Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland's GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Gale's Auto Aftermarket Bombers, plus Vintage Modifieds.

Weekly Friday night racing at Ohsweken offers affordable, exciting, family entertainment just a short drive from many Mid-Western Ontario locations. Weekly Friday night racing adult general admission is just $12, while seniors and students are $10, and kids age 12 and under are FREE! Spectator gates open @ 6:00p.m., with the first race taking the green flag at 7:30pm this Friday, July 11! Visit the official Ohsweken Speedway website at www.OhswekenSpeedway.com and Feel The Excitement!

 

 

Indiana Sprint Week is here for Tracy Hines: Seven Races in Nine Nights Await

By Tracy Hines Racing PR

NEW CASTLE, Ind.—July 9, 2014— For sprint car drivers, Indiana Sprint Week, sanctioned by the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series is much than just a handful of races. It's an annual pilgrimage across the highways and byways of the Hoosier state, competing at some of the most historic and sprint car-rich tracks in the country. Fans plan their vacation around the week-plus of races, which are contested at some of the raciest tracks in the entire country. Tracy Hines had race in Indiana Sprint Week for most of his career and he’ll be part of the seven-race mini-series again this season.

The 2014 edition of Indiana Sprint Week opens for Hines, who drives the Carolina Nut Company DRC, on Friday, July 11 at Gas City I-69 Speedway. The mini-series then heads to Kokomo Speedway for a full night of racing on Saturday, July 12. Indiana Sprint Week makes a stop at Lawrenceburg Speedway on Sunday, July 13.

Following two days off, action resumes at the Terre Haute Action Track on Wednesday, July 16. Next on the docket is a visit to Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville on Thursday, July 17. The penultimate round hits the track at Bloomington Speedway on Friday, July 18. The 2014 edition of Indiana Sprint Week comes to a close on Saturday, July 19 at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt.

“Indiana Sprint Week is certainly the busiest week of the year for us,” said Hines. “We put in a lot of work in at the shop in the weeks leading up to it, so that we are prepared. You always hope that things go smoothly and you are able to use one car, but you have to always be ready in case something does happen to your primary car. We feel like we are in a good position with our program right now and are ready to get to the track and get after it.”

Hines was victorious at Gas City I-69 Speedway earlier this season with the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series, charging from the 10th spot to take that win. Last year in the Sprint Week show at the quarter-mile, the veteran driver finished 20th. In his career at Gas City, Hines has three-career wins with the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series.

The native of New Castle, Indiana, has made a couple of starts at Kokomo Speedway this season with the Honda USAC National Midget Series, earning a pair of top-five finishes. He finished 11th at the quarter-mile during the 2013 rendition of Indiana Sprint Week. Hines has one USAC National win at Kokomo, with that coming in a midget in 2000.

Hines has made one start at Lawrenceburg Speedway with the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series this season, finishing 19th. In 2013 at the track during Indiana Sprint Week, he crossed the line 12th. Hines has won in the past with the Honda USAC National Midget Series at Lawrenceburg.

The 2002 Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series champion has raced twice at the Terre Haute Action track thus far in 2014. He finished eighth with the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series at the half-mile in the Tony Hulman Classic in May, and was second with the Traxxas USAC Silver Crown Series. Hines was 22nd at Terre Haute last year during Sprint Week. He has three-career Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series win at Terre Haute.

Hines raced on the Fourth of July at Lincoln Park Speedway, earning an eighth-place finish at the five-sixthteenths-mile. Last year during Indiana Sprint Week, the versatile driver was 15th at the high-banked oval. Hines has two-career wins with the Honda USAC National Midget Series at the track.

During Indiana Midget Week, Hines finished 10th at Bloomington Speedway. Last year, he powered his way from the 23rd starting spot to finish 11th at the quarter-mile during Indiana Sprint Week. Hines was victorious in 2005 at Bloomington with the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series.

Hines has made one start at Tri-State Speedway thus far in 2014, finishing 14th with the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series. The Indiana Sprint Week race at Haubstadt last year was rained out. Hines was a winner at the quarter-mile bullring with the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series in 2002.

“Most of the races during (Indiana) Sprint Week are on the smaller tracks, and we have been pretty good on the tighter tracks this year,” Hines said. “Running at Putnamville (Lincoln Park Speedway) last week was a good tune-up for this week and we were able to try a few things and learn a few things that should benefit us this week. Running seven races in nine nights is a grind, but as racers this is what we live for and the time of the year we want to really hit our stride.”

Last weekend, Hines made a trio of starts. He finished eighth at Lincoln Park Speedway in Indiana, with the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series. He followed that up by finishing fifth and seventh in the Pepsi Nationals for the Honda USAC National Midget Series at Angell Park Speedway in Wisconsin.

Entering Indiana Sprint Week, Hines is sixth in points with the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series. He has one win, along with 12 top-10 finishes, of which five are top-five performances.

Tracy Hines Racing would like to thank Primary Sponsors: The Carolina Nut Company, Hansen’s Welding Inc, Elliott's Custom Trailers and Carts, and MPHG Promotions Inc. Associate Sponsors for 2014 include: ProSource Professional Resources, Turbines Inc., Daum Crop Insurance, Parker Machinery, Stanton Racing Engines and Schipper Family Farms. Product Sponsors that are part of Tracy Hines Racing in 2014 include: Afco Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Autonet Mobile, Indy Race Parts, Bell Racing, Kenny’s Components, Race Bumpers, Hoosier Racing Tires, CSI Competition Suspension, Shadow Graphix, Driven Racing Oil, Sander Engineering, Hughs Brothers and Midwest Sheet Metal.

For more information on Tracy Hines Racing, visit http://www.tracyhinesracing.com. Follow Tracy on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/TracyHinesRacin and “Like him” on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/Tracyhinesracing.

 

 

BADGER WINS 2ND SENIOR MAIN IN A ROW - COLSTON GETS 1ST YOUNG GUN WIN AT PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY!

(Perris, CA, July 9, 2014) It took Bill Badger more than three seasons to win his first ever Perris Auto Speedway Senior main event, but he now has won the last two in a row. In the accompanying PAS Young Gun main event on July 4th, newly turned 16-year old Parker Colston dominated the race for his first victory of 2014.

In the 20-lap Senior main for drivers 45 and older, Badger, who won the first ever PAS Senior championship three years ago, started on the outside of the front row with 2013 champion Rick Hendrix to his left. At the previous race, Badger, with the normal Ventura engine in the car, passed Hendrix for the win and when the Kevin Winters green flag opened the 20-lap main event in front of the near capacity holiday crowd, Badger was again in front of Hendrix. . The top two stayed that way until Hendrix, a three time USAC champion from Palmdale, trapped Badger behind a lapped car and raced around him for the lead late in the race. At that point it looked as though Hendrix had the race in the bag. He took the white flag in the lead and maintained the top spot all the way until turn four where a lapped car got sideways in front of the leaders and nearly took out Hendrix. Santa Clarita’s Badger, who once again had the Ventura engine in the in the white Badger Brothers Racing #75. took full advantage and pounced on the situation. He drove back by Hendrix and into the lead and led the final half straightaway for his second PAS win in a row. Hendrix recovered to finish second with 2012 series champion Bruce Douglass of Ventura third. San Diego’s Jess Denome finished fourth and Royal Adderson, a native of Calgary, Alberta, Canada who lives in Moreno Valley, fifth.

64-tear-old Bill Badger won his second straight PAS Senior main event in a row on July 4th. Media please feel free to publish this photo and please give photo credit to Doug Allen.

While Badger’s victory was a nail biter in the Senior main, Colston’s victory was the exact opposite. The Lake Elsinore based teen led all 15-laps on the famous Riverside County half-mile clay oval. A late race yellow made the finish closer than what the bulk of the race looked like, but Colston was clearly in command in the Richard Gore/Jim Ruth/Circle Track Performance #64 from start to finish. Series point leader Trent Williams of Victorville was second with Holtville’s George Morris third, Mikey Lovas of Menifee fourth and Maylssa Young of Oak Hills fifth.

16-year-old Parker Colston of Lake Elsinore led all 15-laps to win the PAS Young Gun Sprint Car main for drivers age 14-21 on July 4th, Media please feel free to publish this photo and please give photo credit to Doug Allen.

Badger and Williams won their respective division’s heat races earlier in the night.

The PAS Senior and Young Gun Sprints return to Perris Auto Speedway for the “California Racers Hall of Fame Night” along with the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars and the California Lightning Sprint Cars on August 16th.

Senior Main Event: 1. Bill Badger, 2. Rick Hendrix, 3 Bruce Douglass, 4. Jesse Denome, 5. Royal Adderson, 6. Steve Brown, 7. Mike Collins, 8. Jim Giardina, 9. Steve Robinette, 10. Brian Groseheider

Young Gun Main: 1. Parker Colston, 2. Trent Williams, 3. George Morris, 4. Mikey Lovas, 5; Maylyssa Young, 6, Mitch Collins

Senior Sprint Car Points

1. Bruce Douglass - Ventura - 333

2. Bill Badger - Santa Clarita - 316

3. Rick Hendrix - Palmdale - 302

4. Jesse Denome - San Diego - 240

5. Jim Giardina - Riverside - 232

Young Gun Point Standings

1. Trent Williams - Victorville - 294

2. Mikey Lovas - Menifee - 261

2, George Morris - Holtville - 261

4. Mitchell Collins - Lake Forest - 258

5. Parker Colston - Lake Elsinore - 216

Adult tickets are $25.00. Seniors 65 and older get in for $20.00. Active military members with proper id, teens 13-18 with their school id and kids 6-12 get in for just $5.00. Children 5 and under are free.

For more information on The PAS call: (951) 940-0134.

 

 

Scotty Thiel – Top 10 at Jackson Spring Nationals

7/9/2014

A seven hour haul led the Scott Thiel Motorsports team to Jackson Speedway in Jackson, Minnesota on Thursday July 3rd for the $10,000 to win Spring Nationals event. This was the first time the team has been to this particular track and after 25 laps of green flag action, Scotty drove his way from a 14th place starting spot to a solid sixth place finish!

A 61 pill set Thiel to start 5th in the 8 lap heat race event. After a solid start, he took over the fourth spot going down the back stretch of the big half mile track. He ran down the third place car but with a small bobble with two laps to go, he lost some ground and would end up finishing in the fourth spot, missing the dash transfer by one car, but still made it into the big $10,000 to win A-main event.

Scotty prepared to tackle the big half mile track and had 25 laps to prove himself. He knew it was going to be hard to make up ground from starting in the 14th spot and had to charge right away. The field was given the command to get lined up into position and prepared to take the green flag. After coming out of turn four, the green flag flew. Scotty worked the bottom side of the track early on in the race and managed to move up a few spots right away. An early caution came out and Thiel was sitting in the 9th spot already. After returning back to green flag action, Scotty moved around and started to gain more ground on the leaders. He worked his way up to the sixth spot at the half way marker and made the pass for the fifth spot with only 8 laps to go. A late race red flag came out which gave the teams time to work on the cars but could not change tires. The crew made some small adjustments to the 64 car and added some fuel. After returning back to green flag action, Scotty moved up to the high side in turn one and lost a few spots going down the backstretch. He fell back to the seventh spot and with only two laps to go he moved back up to the sixth spot. After the checkered flag flew, Scotty would end up crossing the line in the sixth spot.

“I sure had a blast racing here at Jackson. Half miles can be a challenge but we made some ground up in the main. We had a way better car than sixth but its hard to get up front starting that deep. I made some mistakes that cost us some ground. Next year we will come back and try it again!” Stated Thiel after the event.

Next up for the Scott Thiel Motorsports team is this coming weekend, July 11th and July 12th. Friday night will bring the team to yet another half mile of Dodge County Speedway in Beaver Dam, WI and Saturday night will bring the team north to Rice Lake Speedway in Rice Lake, WI.

Scott Thiel Motorsports would like to thank all of their 2014 marketing partners and encourages everyone to check out these fine companies!

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Super Shox: Since 1997 Super Shox has been dedicated to building high performance shock absorbers with extreme durability at a reasonable price. Each year more racers make the switch to Super Shox and it shows with wins and championships. Super Shox have high quality products that will give you an advantage. Besides building a quality product customer service is at the top of our list to keep you satisfied and winning races. Please give us a call or e-mail to discuss how we can serve your needs. 847. 548.SHOX

Brad Dahmer Motorsports: Established in 1990 with years of racing and fabricating experience on dirt and asphalt, Brad Dahmer Motorsports will see you through your racing endeavors. In early 2005, Brad Dahmer Motorsports changed its’ name to Bullet Proof Motorsports. This was a change in the name but not a change in customer service. Brad and several employees are heavily involved with the chassis design, fabricating and racing services. Bullet Proof Motorsports also offers a wide range of racing equipment and supplies. Contact Brad by phone at 1-920-458-1865 or by e-mail at bdm@charterinternet.com

 

 

Tankersley Survives Overheating Issue at Shady Oaks Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - HIGHLANDS, Texas (July 9, 2014) - Channin Tankersley survived a weekend that could have produced disastrous results.

However, Tankersley's results of 11th and fourth, respectively, keep him at the top of the ASCS Gulf South Region championship standings by 76 points with only seven races remaining this season.

"Our ultimate goal is to have a good shot at winning the championship," he said. "But you just have that one bad night and it'll wipe out the cushion you have."

Tankersley thought that was the case last Friday at Shady Oaks Speedway in Goliad, Texas. After winning his heat race to advance into the feature redraw, where he pulled the No. 7 in the random draw, Tankersley was in contention for a top five in the main event.

Unfortunately, the engine began to overheat during a caution with nine laps remaining. Tankersley exited the track thinking it was going to be a huge hit in points.

"On Friday we had a good top five going and the car just got to overheating," he said. "I pulled off to save the motor. There was no sense in burning the motor up running fifth and sixth. It got to where I was not very comfortable running it. I took one for the team and pulled in."

At that point there were only 11 cars remaining, which credited Tankersley with an 11th-place finish and a loss of only 14 points to the second-place driver in the standings.

He gained back five of those points on Saturday at Battleground Speedway, where he maneuvered from third to win his heat race and advance into the feature redraw. There he pulled the No. 3 to line up on the inside of the second row.

"I kinda missed it in the A Main Saturday night," he said. "I ran third for about half of the race. We had a restart and I don't know if the car went away or what. I jumped the cushion one lap and the car just wasn't the same. We fell back to sixth or seventh. Toward the end of the race the car started getting a little better."

Tankersley made a late bid for a podium as he rallied into third place on the final lap before ending with a fourth-place result.

He is taking this weekend off before the next ASCS Gulf South Region events - July 18 at Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas, and July 19 at Leesville 171 Speedway in Leesville, La.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 4 - Shady Oaks Speedway in Goliad, Texas - Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 11 (7).

July 5 - Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas - Heat race: 1 (3); Feature: 4 (3).

SEASON STATS -

25 races, 2 wins, 10 top fives, 16 top 10s, 18 top 15s, 21 top 20s

UP NEXT -

July 18 at Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas, and July 19 at Leesville 171 Speedway in Leesville, La., with the ASCS Gulf South Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChanninTankersley?fref=ts

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TankRacing

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"Jeff with Challenger Drilling has been helping me since 2012 and has been a great asset to our team," Tankersley said. "I really appreciate his support."

Tankersley would also like to thank Marvin and Peggy Pearson, Miller's Machine & Welding, Accu-Fab, Griffith Truck & Equipment, Day Motorsports and Watercraft Plus, LLC for their continued support.

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Reutzel Rolling to Montana!

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (July 9, 2014) – Coming off a weekend that he’s eager to put in the rearview, Aaron Reutzel continues ASCS National action with his first trip to Montana this weekend. This weekend’s action includes Electric City Speedway in Great Falls on Friday and then Billings Motorsports Park on Saturday.

Reutzel and the Bob and Christie Miller’s Car Parts Machine/Wren Motorsports No. 87 Triple-X team enter this weekend’s double ranked fifth in Lucas Oil ASCS National points and riding a wave of nine top-tens in the last ten feature events, with that one other finish an 11th-place run.

More importantly, Reutzel is ready to shake off the ill effects of this past weekend.

“It had to be our worst weekend of the year,” Reutzel commented.

After a change of plans sent the Momentum Racing Suspensions/Danny Sander Construction/ButlerBuilt machine south to a scheduled ASCS Gulf South triple rather than the originally planned ASCS Warrior four-race set, a Thursday rainout at Paige’s Cotton Bowl Speedway kicked off the weekend. And it went down from there.

Ultra-heavy conditions made Goliad’s Shady Oaks Speedway virtually unraceable on Friday night. “I was originally just going to take the green flag and get out start money,” Reutzel explains. “But then we decided we’ll see if we can try something, maybe do something that nobody else tries. But it was impossible to pass, even the slow cars were fast. We got run into by a lapped car so we just pulled it in.”

On to Battleground Speedway in Highlands, TX, on Saturday, Reutzel went from sixth to second in the Lone Star Hydro Maintenance/BC Fundz/Wright Way Logistics machine in heat race action in short order before smoke began emanating from the engine.

“It wasn’t my motor so I pulled in,” Reutzel explained of the borrowed engine as his were in for rebuilds. An oil leak proved to be the culprit.

Starting 12th in the feature, Reutzel was once again on the move, working up to sixth within a handful of laps. But with the oil still leaking, the problems seemed to escalate. “The motor started laying down a little bit, then it did it really bad coming off of one corner so I went ahead and pulled it in.”

“We needed to get our motor freshened so that’s why we decided to go home and race Gulf South,” Reutzel says. “Don’t know that it was worth it though, we probably would have been better off staying in Missouri for the Warrior races, maybe we could have kept Cornell from going unbeaten.”

Reutzel and crew look to get back in winning form this weekend after finishing off the 2,000 mile trek to Montana, with a pair of new tracks awaiting Reutzel’s No. 87.

2014 Quick Stats: 36 races, 6 wins, 19 top-fives, 27 top-tens, 7 heat race wins, 4 “B” Main wins.

Up Next: ASCS National Tour action at Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, MT, on Friday and then Billings Motorsports Park in Billings, MT, on Saturday.

Keep Track: Keep track of Aaron Reutzel’s on-track action including schedule and results at http://www.aaronreutzelracing.com/, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Aaron-Reutzel-Racing/117666254913127 or on Twitter at @AaronReutzel. You can also e-mail Aaron at aaronreutzel@yahoo.com.

If you would like Aaron Reutzel Racing press releases e-mailed directly to you, send your e-mail address to Lonnie Wheatley at lonniewheatley@gmail.com.

Penning the recurring series of “The Wheatley Chronicles” articles on racinboys.com, Lonnie Wheatley provides media, public relations and more for select tracks, drivers and events. For more information, Wheatley may be contacted at lonniewheatley@gmail.com.

 

 

Hanks Searching for Golden Horseshoe to Change His Luck

Inside Line Promotions - CALIFORNIA, Mo. (July 9, 2014) - Brandon Hanks is ready to stop by a local blacksmith.

"It seems like I've been saying this every week, but we're fast," he said. "We just don't have any luck. I need a golden horseshoe and I can't seem to find one. I need to call Jimmie Johnson to borrow his."

Hanks ran into some tough luck during a three-race weekend with the ASCS Warrior Region in Missouri, where he was caught up in a pair of crashes and one officiating blunder.

The action kicked off last Thursday at Double X Speedway with Hanks winning his heat race after starting on the outside of the front row. That advanced him into the feature redraw, where he pulled the highest number - eight - in the random draw to line up on the outside of the fourth row for the main event.

"I got a bad redraw and then the track took rubber," he said. "When the track took rubber we were passing them left and right. We were able to move up through there. Then we got together with another driver on a restart trying to pass him on the inside. We went to the back and were able to fight our way back into the top 10. That's the luck thing I've been talking about."

After being involved in a crash while restarting fourth with approximately 10 laps remaining, Hanks rebounded from the back to post a ninth-place finish.

His team tackled Callaway Raceway in Fulton on Friday, when Hanks advanced from seventh to fifth place in his heat race. That earned him enough points to lock into the main event, which he started on the outside of the eighth row.

"Friday I never felt like we had the fastest car," he said. "We didn't make enough adjustments. We just never could find a whole lot of speed. Then we got caught up at the beginning of the feature in a pileup. It was like a roadblock. Everybody kept piling into each other."

Hanks was hit from behind and shoved into the crash. After a quick visit to the work area to change the left rear tire, he restarted 17th before rallying for a 12th-place result.

Following a rain out on Saturday at Randolph County Raceway in Moberly, Hanks capped the weekend on Sunday at Double X Speedway. After earning a second-place finish in his heat race, Hanks was scheduled to line up on the outside of the sixth row for the main event.

"I was riding around the race track and two guys pulled up next to me pointing at my right rear saying my shock was broke," he said. "I could feel it, too. I stopped on the front straightaway in front of an official. He told me to go to the work area and they'd push me back on the track. My dad got a new locknut on top of the shock and fixed it. We were sitting there waiting to be pushed out and they wouldn't do it. They turned the lights out and started the race. That wasn't a good deal. I'd like to figure out why they wouldn't let me back on."

Hanks didn't take the green flag and he was credited with a 20th-place finish.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 3 - Double X Speedway in California, Mo. - Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 9 (8).

July 4 - Callaway Raceway in Fulton, Mo. - Heat race: 5 (7); Feature: 12 (16).

July 6 - Double X Speedway in California, Mo. - Heat race: 2 (1); Feature: 20 (12).

SEASON STATS -

26 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 9 top 10s, 17 top 15s, 20 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HanksMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Brandon_K_Hanks

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hanks-Motorsports/135263046488177

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"They've been good friends of ours since I was a kid," Hanks said. "I want to thank them for everything they have done and for making the cars look incredible every year."

Hanks would also like to thank Performance Powder Coating, D&B Farms, Blue City Neon Signs & Graphics, J&J Auto Racing, Wesmar Racing Engines, RE Enterprises, Hinchman Racewear and ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

Inside Line Promotions specializes in affordable public relations and media management for motor sports drivers, teams, sponsors, tracks, series, events, organizations and manufacturers. ILP Founder Shawn Miller leverages professional journalism with new media technologies and social networking to improve your exposure and the return on investment for your sponsors.

To meet the media relations needs of your program and to join Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or InsideLinePromotions@gmail.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

 

 

Bill Balog and B2 Motorsports: Back in the Saddle Again!!

Bristol, WI – July 9, 2014. Bill Balog vacated the seat of the potent 17B sprinter this past weekend and piloted two other potent cars. Last Thursday, Bill headed to the Iowa State Fair Speedway in Des Moines, IA to pilot the Jimmy Davies #99 360 sprinter with the Sprint Invaders series. The night started off with a 2nd place run in his heat race and then followed that up by parking the #99 in victory lane after winning the Shake Up Dash. Bill would line up in the 3rd starting position in the feature and quickly made his way into the 2nd position. On lap two, a steering malfunction occurred sidelining Bill the remainder of the feature as there is no work area with the Sprint Invader series. Saturday night, Bill piloted the Lein Acres #2 for night #1 of the Pepsi Nationals at the Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, WI. The night started off by laying down the 14th fastest lap of the thirty cars on hand setting him up with a 3rd place starting position in the heat race. Bill maintained his position for most of the heat race, but lost some ground just past the half-way point and fell out of a transfer position sending him to the B-Main. Starting in the 6th position, Bill made his way forward to the 3rd position hanging right with the leaders transferring him to a 13th place starting position in the feature. Bill struggled to find speed in the feature as the car didn’t seem to have the speed that the leaders had finishing the night in the 16th position. Back in Sun Prairie on Sunday for the final night of the Pepsi Nationals, Bill would post the 16th fastest lap in qualifying of the twenty-five returning cars setting him up with a pole starting position in the heat race. Bill would be bested by the weekend dominator of Christopher Bell in the heat race and would finish 2nd transferring into the feature. Lining up 16th in the feature, Bill would advance six positions to finish in the 10th position at the features end. This weekend, “The Northpole Nightmare” is back in the saddle of the 17B sprinter as he leads the Interstate Racing Association to Wisconsin’s “Horsepower Half-Mile” of the Dodge County Fairgrounds in Beaver Dam, WI. Last year Bill lowered the track record to 16.211 seconds which was set back in 2004. He followed that up with a heat race victory and parking in victory lane after winning the feature. Saturday night the team will head north to Bill’s family’s hometown track as he will take on the high banks of the Rice Lake Speedway in Rice Lake, WI. Bill has won the last two shows at the Rice Lake Speedway. The following weekend the team will head to Wilmot Raceway to take on the traveling All Stars and the IRA followed by the first visit in twenty-nine years to the Angell Park Speedway on Sunday night. Bill and the B2 Motorsports Team would also like to thank our continued supporters/sponsors including: Buesser Concrete, Rocky Rococo’s Pizza and Pasta, XYZ Machining, JR’s Contraptions, Maxim Chassis, Hepfner Racing Products, Gleason Equipment, Super Shox, Xtreme Stainless, Stumble Inn Bar and Grill, K&N Filters, FK Rod Ends, Auto Meter, Weld Wheels, Saldana Racing Products, Astro Titanium, DMI, Race Gear X, Vaportrail Clothing, Allstar Performance, Competition Driveline Service, BLZ, and Outerwears. B2 Motorsports is still in search of marketing partners for the 2014 season. Please contact Bill at balogb17@yahoo.com or Matt at littlekw022@gmail.com if you have any interest in partnering with B2 Motorsports team in 2014. Stay up to date with what is going on with Bill and the B2 Motorsports team by checking out the Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/bsquaredmotorsports. Schedule changes, rain outs, and race updates are posted on the Facebook page as they happen. Also remember to check out Bill Balog and the B2 Motorsports Team by visiting www.billbalog.com for driver and crew bios, our schedule, pictures, videos, and to sign our guestbook if you’d like to.

 

Dills Powers His Northwest Extreme Sprint into ASCS Northwest Main Event

Inside Line Promotions - COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. (July 9, 2014) - Patrick Dills earned arguably his biggest achievement during his short sprint car career last Friday.

Dills powered his Northwest Extreme Sprints race car into the ASCS Northwest Region main event at Cottage Grove Speedway, where he faced sprint cars with approximately 200 more horsepower on the quarter-mile track.

"I wasn't expecting to make the main event at all, but when it happened it was pretty awesome," he said. "It was a big surprise. We only got like two laps in hot laps. I didn't really get to shake down the car."

Dills lined up on the outside of the third row for his heat race.

"The heat race came and I got up to fourth really quick and there was a yellow," he said. "I fell back to sixth and drove up to fourth again. There was another yellow so I had to go back to sixth and I made my way back to fourth. It was probably the hardest I've ever driven the car. Once I passed those first cars I could tell I was fast and I gained some confidence. I put it to the floor and didn't look back."

Dills ended with a fourth-place result in his heat, which earned him enough points to lock into the main event.

"At the beginning of the feature it was so scattered and nerve-racking," he said. "I was holding my own on the bottom. I'd go to the top and try it out when I felt like there was nobody around me. I feel like I held my own at the end of the race."

Dills spent the majority of the race testing different lines to work the bottom groove. He ended with an 18th-place result.

"It boosted my confidence quite a bit and it taught me a lot how to drive when cars are all around you," he said. "That's been something I've been struggling on. I'm still trying to get used to where I can put it and how far I can push the subject. I think I gained a lot of experience running in traffic and I got a lot of experience running the bottom."

The weekend concluded on Saturday at Cottage Grove Speedway with another test against some of the top sprint car drivers on the West Coast.

"I had a pretty stacked heat race," he said. "The track was a lot different and the competition was tougher so I didn't make the main."

Dills placed ninth in his heat race, which relegated him to the B Main. He then maneuvered from 15th to 11th in the consolation race to end the event.

He is taking this weekend off before the next Northwest Extreme Sprints event at Cottage Grove Speedway on July 19.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 4 - Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore. - Heat race: 4 (6); Feature: 18 (15).

July 5 - Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore. - Heat race: 9 (4); B Main: 11 (15).

SEASON STATS -

10 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 6 top 10s, 6 top 15s, 8 top 20s

UP NEXT -

July 19 at Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore.

MEDIA LINKS -

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Patrick-Dills-Racing/236840896439816?ref=br_tf

Twitter: https://twitter.com/PatrickDills90

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"All Seasons Equipment has helped us through the outlaw kart years and they stepped up a lot this year," Dills said. "They are really supportive of me and my racing. It's really appreciated."

Dills would also like to thank Jerry Dills Trucking, BC Motorsports, Weeman's Small Engine Repair, Keith Whitaker Trucking, Steel House, Bonnichsen Repair, Rocket Designs and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

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Two More July Events on Tap at DCRP!

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (July 9, 2014) – With a successful Boothill Showdown in the books as the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars battled it out before a packed house this past weekend, another pair of big events are on the docket for the balance of July at Dodge City Raceway Park.

Action will resume atop the 3/8-mile clay oval on Saturday night, July 19, with the Second Annual Modified Stampede with the month then rounding out with URSS Sprint Cars headlining First Responder Night on Friday, July 25.

The Second Annual Modified Stampede on July 19 will offer up a $1,200 winner’s share as the IMCA Modifieds mix it up in their biggest DCRP event of the year. Forty drivers took part in the inaugural version of the Modified Stampede last year.

While the Modifieds battle it out for the big money, track points are on the line as well for the Modifieds with the other track championship chase divisions in action as well including the IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, Thunder Cars and Hornets.

Then, six nights later, Dodge City Days kicks off with First Responder Night on Friday, July 25. URSS Sprint Cars headline First Responder Night, as the series makes its third stop of the year atop the 3/8-mile clay oval. Zac Taylor and Jake Bubak have topped the previous pair of URSS events at DCRP this year.

The URSS Sprint Cars will be joined on First Responder Night by IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and Thunder Cars.

Both nights of action get under way at 7:30 p.m. Adult admission is $15 for each event with children 11 and under admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Pit passes are $30 for each event.

Dodge City Raceway Park is located on the south edge of Dodge City, KS, on US 283, then 0.9 miles west on US 56, then 0.1 miles south. For more information, contact the track at 620-225-3277 or check www.dodgecityraceway.com.

 

 

Gregg Runs Sixth at 4th of July Spectacular

PETERSEN MEDIA: Taking part in the annual 4th of July Spectacular at the Placerville Speedway, Andy Gregg overcame some early issues in his night as he bounced back to score a sixth place finish on Friday night.

“We had some driveline issues that held us out of our heat, so we all rolled our sleeves up and got it fixed, and were able to come through the B and salvage our night,” Gregg said.

With 33 cars on hand, and a capacity crowd overflowing around the speedway, Gregg timed his Russell Motorsports/Mike’s Hard Lemonade/Capitol Ace Hardware machine in sixth fastest.

Scheduled to start in the second heat race, Gregg had issues with his driveline that did not allow him to participate in the race, and he was then forced to go through the evening’s B Main.

Starting on the front row of the B Main, Gregg tip toed around the extremely slick surface, as he jumped into the lead, and went on to pick up the win, putting him in the feature event, behind the re-draw cars, where he started in the 10th spot.

On an extremely slick track that hard to pass on for some, Gregg was methodical in his moves as he slowly worked his way forward aboard the Thompson’s Auto/Carrol Russell Bookkeeping/Arnold’s For Awards entry.

Late in the race, Gregg worked his way into the sixth spot, as he seemingly battled with Cory Eliason all race long, and he continue to pressure Eliason, as the race came to a close, with Eliason finishing just ahead of Gregg, with Gregg taking the checkered in the sixth spot.

“The crew really saved our night,” he said. “It was a bummer missing our heat, and missing a chance at getting in the re draw, but we didn’t let it phase us, and we ended up with a good result from it.”

Gregg and the Russell Motorsports team would like to thank Mike’s Hard Lemonade, Capitol Ace Hardware, Thompson’s Auto, Carrol Russell Bookkeeping, Arnold’s For Awards, Goodwin Trucking, Farrell Design-Build Inc., K&N, FK Rod Ends, King Racing Products, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, GUTS, Amsoil, Wilwood, Amerikote, 101.9 The Wolf, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, and HJS Consulting for their support this season.

Andy would like to thank Miller Fortune, Poor’s Equipment Repair, K&N, FK Rod Ends, King Racing Products, BR Motorsports, FK Shocks, Wilwood, Capitol Ace Hardware, 95.7 The Wolf, CTL Forrest Management, Nail Roofing, Meyers and Sons Drywall, Ervin Sales Group, Hansen Machine, K&T Fab, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Amerikote, and Hinchman for their support in 2014.

MERCH: Andy Gregg is excited to announce that he has added Miller Fortune merchandise to his arsenal. With the Knoxville Nationals on his tentative schedule this year, Gregg is hoping fans can show their support by purchasing a shirt or sweatshirt at the track, at www.allthingracingrapparel.com, or www.briancannonmotorsports.com.

ON TAP: Gregg will be back in action at the Placerville Speedway on Saturday night.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-25, Wins-2, Top 5’s-12, Top 10’s-15

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Andy by following him on twitter @andygregg53.

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Bernal Brings New Life To Phulps Motorsports

PETERSEN MEDIA- In 2014, Ryan Bernal has brought life to Mike Phulps’ Phulps Motorsports dirt program by way of winning six races in 11 starts to date, and it all started as Phulps Motorsports’ first ever win on dirt.

“It has been a great start to our season, and I can’t thank this team enough,” Bernal said. “We had a rocky start to our relationship last year when we got together at season’s end, but it is pretty cool to be a part of what is happening right now.”

In 2001, Mike Phulps began to build his team as they focused on pavement racing, and instantly won a championship, which proved to be the paving ground as Phulps as a championship car owner.

Through the years Phulps Motorsports put top notch equipment on the track which continued to win championships on pavement, but in 2011 when they began supporting the USAC Western Classic 360 Series, dirt became part of the equation, and the team couldn’t seem to get over the hump.

Fast-forward to 2014, and Ryan Bernal’s knowledge, and skill, has put the team on the fast track to success, and in only their second start of the season back in April, Bernal gave the team their first win on dirt, and has gone one to win a total of 6 straight 360ci races.

“Our 360ci program is really strong right now, and we are doing some great things,” Bernal explained. “On the 410ci side, we are not bad by any means, and we are continuing to get better, and we have been in the hunt to pick up wins the last couple of weeks, but it just has eluded us.”

During this streak of six straight 360ci wins, Bernal has picked up wins at the Calistoga Speedway (4/6), Ocean Speedway (5/16), the Thunderbowl Speedway in Tulare, CA (5/17, 5/31, and 6/21) and at the Kings Speedway in Hanford, CA (6/7).

The night’s that Bernal and his Phulps Motorsports team were not victorious he finished third during the season opening event at the Calistoga Speedway after having to fight right-rear tire, 11th with the USAC/CRA Series at the Ocean Speedway after contact on the last lap dropped him back, 18th with the USAC/CRA Series at the Petaluma Speedway as again contact on the last lap going for the win left him limping across the line, 5th with the USAC/CRA Series at the Perris Auto Speedway, and most recently he had engine issues at the Santa Maria Speedway.

“It has been a fun ride up to now, and I am looking forward to seeing how the rest of this year plays out,” he added. “Again, I can’t thank everyone on this team enough for all of their hard work.”

Bernal and the Phulps Motorsports team would like to thank Advanced Racing Suspension, DMI, Keizer Wheels, Wilwood, King Racing Products, A.R.T. Chassis, S&S Automotive, TEL TAC, Permatex, Joe Hunt Magnetos, Hoosier Racing Tires, Core Power, Outlaw Graphics, Metal Works, and The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum for their continued support.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-11, Wins-6, Top 5’s-8, Top 10’s-8

ON TAP: Bernal and the Phulps Motorsports team will return to action on for a weekend double header with the USAC Western Classic Series on Friday August 8th at the Ocean Speedway and on Saturday August 9th at the Chowchilla Speedway.

STAY CONNECTED: For more information on the event be sure to follow Ryan Bernal on Twitter @Bernal_Ryan.

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Wednesdays with Wayne – On the Right Track!

(Bill W) July 9, 2014 – The Wayne Johnson Racing #77x team has had their struggles in 2014, but things seem to be on the right track after showing speed with the World of Outlaws the past two weeks. Unfortunately, last Saturday night’s event at Dodge City ended with Wayne running in the top ten and suffering an accident. Tentative plans have the team in Tipton, Iowa this Friday for Sprint Invaders action before Knoxville Raceway on Saturday night.

Friday night in Dodge City, Kansas saw Wayne time in 12th quick. “We started on the front row of the heat,” he says. “Brad Sweet’s (starting outside row one) motor didn’t take off…he even said that…and they penalized me for jumping. That put (Daryn) Pittman on the front row and took my chances away of winning that and getting in the Dash. We made it out with a transfer.”

He would start twelfth in the feature. “I got a really good start and was up into the top ten,” says Wayne. “Sammy (Swindell) crashed though, so they brought it back. The second start wasn’t good at all, and I fell in line in twelfth. I ran there the whole race, but the good part about it was I turned the third quickest lap of the race. To be back there in traffic and to do that was a good thing.”

Wayne came back to Saturday’s finale and timed in 15th. “I felt pretty good on the first lap,” he says. “We went out late. I felt I left a little something on the table, so I really ripped it the second lap. When I did, I smacked the fence coming off of turn two and knocked the rear-end out of it and about tipped over.”

The team made a number of repairs to the #77x machine for the heat including a new rear-end and wings. “We missed the heat inversion by three-hundredths of a second,” says Wayne. “We patched the car back together and made it through the heat though.”

Starting 15th in the main event, Wayne surged forward immediately. “We were into the top ten on the first lap,” he says. “Unfortunately, the stupid driver hit the infield tire coming off of four. I brushed it with the left front and broke the radius rod. It knocked the brake line off of it. I came off the corner saying, ‘Please stay straight, please don’t turn left.’ I was coasting there and the thing hung a left. Unfortunately, (Logan) Schuchart ran smack into the drag link.”

The crash turned bizarre. “I’ve never had this happen, but he hit me so hard, that the steering gear mount broke,” says Wayne. “When it did, it brought the steering gear down and smashed me in the leg. It bent the steering wheel over my leg and I was trapped. I couldn’t get out. Slippy (Conner Nelson) and the safety worker were trying to get the steering gear off me, and they had to go get wrenches and unbolt the steering wheel so I could get out. I’m still a little sore from that one. I’ve never broken that before.”

Armed with guest crew member Josh Hegwood, the team also showed strongly with the WoO at 34 Raceway near West Burlington, Iowa. Wayne timed in 12th quick amongst a stout 32-car field and ran second in his heat. He would start 13th in the feature. “We were good at Burlington,” he says. “Early in the race, we had passed some cars, but I ran into the back of Kraig Kinser and jumped his right rear. We spun out and had to go to the back. It just took me forever to clear some of those cars. When you’re back there, it’s tough to pass. These cars are ‘air dependent’ so it’s tough in that traffic.”

He would surge from the tail to finish 11th. “Once I got clear of that, the car really took off,” says Wayne. “I passed Sammy for tenth coming off of two on the last lap there. He was able to get back by, but it was a good run from the back.”

Despite the misfortunes on the racetrack, the car has been faster and the momentum is building for Wayne. “We’re definitely getting up to speed,” he says. “We’re definitely on the right track. We’ve been finding some crazy things with the car that are working. We’re qualifying better, and we’re up to speed. We’re on the right track.”

Take Advantage of Wayne’s Deals on Apparel!

New Wayne Johnson Racing #77x t-shirts and sweatshirts are in! With any purchase of this year’s apparel, you can get a free t-shirt from 2013 while sizes and supplies last!

Follow Updates on Facebook!

Wayne will update as his race night commences at his Facebook page. Find it by searching for Wayne Johnson Racing or clicking the following link…

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Outlaw Wings – “The Wing with an Attitude”

Check out the new “recessed rivet” design put out by Outlaw Wings. Talk to Wayne about purchasing Outlaw Wings for your car! Outlaw Wings – "The Wing with an Attitude"!

Wayne 's Fast Facts

Wayne won twice at the Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas in 2012. On March 16, he came from seventh to defeat Tony Bruce Jr., Gary Wright, Tommy Bryant and Seth Bergman. On April 13, he started twelfth and stormed to victory ahead of Brady Bacon, Wright, Jason Johnson and Brad Loyet.

Partner of the Week – Canyon Apparel

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"Wednesday's with Wayne"

"Wednesday's With Wayne" is an up close look at the past, present and future of colorful and talented sprint car driver Wayne Johnson. You'll never know what to expect next with Wayne, so don't miss us on Wednesdays!

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Wayne Johnson Racing would like to thank partners, Todd Carlile, Vern Rengen, Miles with Townline Variety, Russell with Outlaw Wings, Ray with City Vending, Scott with Stone Mountain Access Systems and product sponsors Bill with The Oil Medics, Byron with Sebastian Sandblasting & Powdercoating, Jeff with 517 Design, Shawna and Kaleb with Triple X Race Components, Bob with Rod End Supply, Dave with Astro Titanium, Mark and Doug with Schoenfeld Headers, Desiree at Simpson, Jeannie at Butlerbuilt, Tom at Xtreme Accu-Tach, Carl with Kustom Sprint Car, Brad with Momentum, Charlie with Fisher Racing Engines, Team Achieve and Tim with Canyon Apparel.

 

 

Brandon Wimmer – Month of Money Starts Tonight!

(Bill W) July 9, 2014 – Brandon Wimmer and the Hammer Motorsports #24H team will start the month of money tonight at Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima, Ohio with the Brad Doty Classic tonight. This week also brings the King’s Royal at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio on Saturday. The Fairmount, Indiana driver just finished up Ohio Speedweek. That was highlighted by a pair of charges at Atomic Speedway near Chillicothe and at Limaland. The team also picked up a sixth place finish at the Bob Reynolds Memorial last Thursday at Waynesfield Raceway Park.

Rain plagued Ohio Speedweek a bit, but six shows were run. Brandon and the team suffered from some bad qualifying draws. “We were going forward all week,” he says. “We passed a lot of cars. We just put ourselves in a hole qualifying about every night. We couldn’t get a good draw in.”

The car was speedy throughout the week. “We were really good at Lima and Atomic,” says Brandon. “We were really going good at Waynesfield, but Christopher Bell spun out in front of us and we got into him. We started 20th at both Atomic and Lima and ended up tenth and eleventh. We had a good car, but the qualifying put us behind every night it seemed.”

The Bob Reynolds Memorial also drew a large field for $7,500 to win. “We were able to borrow a 360 and we went to Waynesfield on Thursday,” says Brandon. “Of course, we drew in the back of the heat, which kept our streak in order! We’re saving all of our good draws for this week.”

The bad draw didn’t affect Brandon when the green flag dropped. “Fortunately, we had a great car,” he says. “We started tenth in the heat and they were taking four to the feature. We ended up getting up to third.”

After advancing from fourth to third in one of the Dashes, Brandon started the main event fifth. “We were running fifth for most of the race,” he says. “With about ten laps left, Little Haud (Sheldon Haudenschild) and (Randy) Hannagan got together. I had slowed up to go around them, and Jamie Veal got around me.”

Brandon settled into sixth at that point. “We were good, but it took rubber halfway through and we ended up sixth,” he says. “Now, we’ve got a big week with the Brad Doty Classic and the King’s Royal. The ‘Month of Money’ is starting.”

The Hammer Motorsports is looking for additional partners to expand their schedule in 2014. Those interested can e-mail Brandon Wimmer at Brandon7TW@yahoo.com or Hammer Motorsports at hammertime24@ymail.com.

Hammer Motorsports would like to thank the following for their support: Hammer Pallets, Crown Batteries, OC Shocks, Kear’s Speed Shop, All Star Performance, Gressman Powersports, Butlerbuilt, Simpson and Meggit Sandblasting and Powdercoating.

 

 

NATIONAL SPRINT CAR MUSEUM DEBUTS 2015 CALENDAR AT ELDORA

KNOXVILLE, IOWA (July 8, 2014) – The non-profit National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum will debut a new 2015 calendar this weekend at the World of Outlaws-sanctioned Kings Royal championship at the Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. The January-December, 2015, calendar features sprint cars that are currently on display in the Knoxville-based museum, or have been on exhibit in the past. It also features driver birthdays, including National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductees. It will sell for $9.99 each.

Said museum executive director Bob Baker today, “I am very proud of this new calendar, as I think it will be a popular seller, year after year. Featured in this first one are some beautiful cars, winged and non-winged, including those driven by the late John Gerber, Kenny Jacobs, Mario Andretti, the late Tommy Hinnershitz, Mike Brooks, Steve Kinser, Shane Carson, Doug Wolfgang, Danny Lasoski, Mark Kinser, the late Ted Horn, Howard Kaeding, Erin Crocker, the late Kenny Gritz, and the Weld brothers. Special thanks for organizing this colorful calendar go to Andy Clark, Donnie Frey, Chuck Stowe, Tim Dahlhouser and Bing Bang Media.”

The calendar will be available on July 11-12 at the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum booth, with the Maxim/Rider raffle car, during Eldora’s Kings Royal weekend. It will also be available by visiting the museum store in Knoxville, Iowa, or by calling the non-profit gift shop at 1-800-874-4488. The calendar will also be sold at many WoO driver souvenir trailers for the rest of the season. Those seeking to buy the calendar on-line are encouraged to visit the museum’s www.sprintcarstuff.com web site.

 

 

"Belleville Midget Nationals three weeks away" ”37th annual running slated for July 31-Aug. 2”

Belleville, Kan., July 9---The 37th annual Belleville Midget Nationals on July 31-Aug. 2 at the Belleville High Banks is now three weeks away! Excitment continues to build after last year’s new format change. The United States Auto Club (USAC), along with The Belleville High Banks Race Committee will again serve as sanctioning organization . The USAC Honda National Midget Dirt Series will again be the focal point of one of midget racing's crown jewel events. Action kicks off on Thursday July 31 for the midgets with the always exciting qualifications around the 1/2-mile high banked clay oval, preliminary races and a 25-lap midget feature race. The USAC Silver Crown Series will hold a practice session during the evening, in preparation for Friday Nights events. "The Hustle on the High Banks" on Friday Night Aug. 1, will feature a 50-lap feature for the USAC Silver Crown Cars. Last year’s winner Tracy Hines is currently tied for the series points lead with Kody Swanson. The JayHusker Mini Sprint Series will compete on the track’s infield quarter-mile track. Saturday Aug. 2 will feature last chance races for participants to make the 40-lap feature, midget racing's most grueling event of the season. A check of $10,000 awaits the winner. The United Rebel Sprint Car Series again returns for the "3rd annual 305 Sprint Nationals". General Admission tickets for all events are sold first-come first-served on race day at the ticket gate. Reserved seating tickets are available for the event. General admission available only if the event is not sold out, and available only on the day of the race at the track ticket office. Special children ticket pricing is being offered this year. Tickets can be ordered by going to the tracks website, or logging onto The TicketForce website (direct link to Belleville events) : http:// http://tickets.ticketforce.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=1271

 

 

Huge Wheatshocker Weekend Awaits URSS

The biggest and highest paying weekend of the year awaits the United Rebel Sprint Series this weekend as teams prepare for three nights of racing over Friday, Saturday and Sunday. All three are National points races as well as Colorado and Kansas regional point shows.

The weekend begins at 7pm on Friday night at Wakeeney Speedway in Wakeeney Kansas as the Rebels make their second visit this season at the high speed 3/8 mile oval. Zach Blurton, who won the first race in Wakeeney, will attempt to repeat his feat and try to collect the $1000 winners share. The race will also pay $200 to start the A feature.

All the heavy hitters from both Kansas and Colorado regions are expected to make the trip this weekend as Kansans C.J. Johnson, Brian Herbert, Steven Richardson, Luke Cranston, JD. Johnson, Raymond Seemann, Ty Williams along with many other Kansas hot shoes will await a strong contingent of Colorado drivers with Jake Bubak, Zac Taylor, Coby Pearce, Mike Taylor, Clint Schubert, Patrick Bourke, Adam Trimble and many other Colorado drivers planning to make the tow.

After Friday nights action the Rebels will head 30 miles east to RPM Speedway in Hays Kansas for the two day Wheatshocker Nationals on Saturday and Sunday. Sundays winner will take home a cool $2000 with $200 to start the main event. All non qualifiers will receive $100 in both Wakeeney and Hays.

An added incentive this year will be a URSS custom Ozark Mountain pellet Grill and Smoker to the high point driver for the 3 day weekend courtesy of S&W Supply, your Federated Auto Parts distributor out of Hays Kansas. This grill valued at $750 will come with a custom URSS Wheatshocker Weekend logo attached and will be part of S&W Supply’s 80th Anniversay celebration.

“Were looking forward to what should be a great field of cars this weekend as it will be the first National points races this year. We have a strong bunch of cars coming from Colorado this year to race against the Kansas guys. Those guys out there are getting fast and I’m looking forward to the race these guys will put on all three nights” said URSS founder Rick Salem.

All three nights will also be broadcast live on racinboys.com for those who cannot attend in person.

 

 

SIX J&J DRIVERS FIND VICTORY LANE

McKENZIE, TN - Six J&J Auto Racing drivers raced their way to victory at dirt tracks across the country last weekend. Derek Hagar, Eric Williams, Koty Adams, Jordan Ryan, Brandon Jennings and Cody Hahn were all victorious in Sprint car action last weekend.

DEREK HAGAR

Derek Hagar made his Fourth of July a memorable one as he scored the $3,500 triumph at Hilltop Speedway last Friday in Pete Grove's No. 70 J&J. Hagar started on the pole alongside fellow J&J racer Lee Jacobs (No. 81 J&J). Hagar took command from the start and led the distance to pick up his first win in Grove's J&J and 11th of the season.

Danny Holtgraver (No. 10H J&J) finished fourth ahead of Tim Shaffer (No. 45 J&J) to give J&J three of the top five finishers.

JORDAN RYAN

Jordan Ryan used a last lap pass to secure Friday's victory at Attica Raceway Park in the Foster's Auto Body 305 Sprints division. Ryan raced his No. 5 J&J into the lead going in turns one and two on the final lap, but found himself behind a lapped car coming out of turn four, but he had enough speed to claim his second win of the season and fifth of his career at ARP.

ERIC WILLIAMS

Eric Williams picked up his first win of the season last Saturday night at Mercer Raceway Park. Williams wheeled his No. 7 J&J into second early and took the lead in lapped traffic. He would lead the rest of the way and be followed to the finish by fellow J&J racer Adam Kekich (No. 5k J&J) to give J&J a one-two sweep.

KOTY ADAMS

Koty Adams wheeled his No. 16 J&J to victory in Saturday night's Lousiana Bayou Sprinters event at Thunder Valley Speedway. The victory was his second of 2014.

BRANDON JENNINGS

Brandon Jennings scored his first win of 2014 on Saturday night at Lawton (Oklahoma) Speedway. Jennings drove his No. 21 J&J to the win.

CODY HAHN

Cody Hahn made a promising debut in his No. 23 J&J Saturday night at Hibbing (Minn.) Raceway. The 2010 Upper Midwest Sprint Series champion raced from the 10th-starting position and into the lead on lap 22 of the 25-lap race. He would lead the final 3 laps to score the win.

 

 

King of Wings VI to Feature MSA Point Leader Trent Stephens, ISMA-MSA-Oswego Championship Leaders All in Action Saturday

OSWEGO, NY (July 9, 2014) – When Oswego Speedway’s King of Wings VI spectacular takes the green Saturday night, it will feature the 2014 championship leaders from the International Supermodified Association, the Midwest Supermodified Association, as well as Oswego Speedway.

ISMA’s Jon McKennedy, Oswego Speedway’s Otto Sitterly, and now the MSA’s Trent Stephens will all be in action on July 12.

Stephens announced on Wednesday that he and his ACME Racing No. 19, which currently holds a 29-point edge in the MSA standings, will come to the Port City to contend to wear the cape and crown as a part of the ISMA Supermodified King of Wings VI championship at Oswego.

First coming to Oswego in 2009, Stephens went to Turning Stone Resort Casino Victory Lane at the ‘Steel Palace’ in his first attempt, driving to victory on May 23 of that year fending off Randy Burch, Jason Spaulding, Pat Lavery, and Charlie Schultz on his way to the win.

Two years later Stephens scored another top five finish and his best career finish in the King of Wings, with a fourth place effort in 2011 behind Mike Lichty, Tim Ice, and Tim Jedrzejek.

The ACME Racing No. 19 will now return to the Speedway after a couple year layoff to go toe to toe with the best the ISMA Supermodified series has to offer on Oswego’s neutral ground.

Once again part of King of Wings at Oswego Speedway will be the Speedway’s Old Timers Reunion, which will take place at Lighthouse Lanes in Oswego beginning at 10 a.m. featuring former Speedway drivers and restored race cars.

Tickets for the reunion are $16 per person which includes all non-alcoholic beverages.

Present Your Old Timer Reunion ticket at the Speedway Box Office and receive $5.00 discount for grandstand general admission or $10.00 for pit pass discount.

For more information on the reunion call (315) 342-5149 or (919) 233-9437.

Tickets are on sale now for King of Wings VI. Tickets can be purchased at the Speedway box office or by phone.

General admission seating is available for $30 with padded reserved seating for $35. Pit admission on Saturday is $40 with VIP seating available for $90.

For more information on Oswego Speedway visit online at www.oswegospeedway.com or LIKE on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway or FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway. Those interested in Speedway video programming online can subscribe to the Speedway’s YouTube Channel, ‘OswegoSpeedwayOnline’.

To purchase tickets for the 2014 racing season call the Speedway box office at (315) 342-0646.

 

 

Ran Out Of Laps

7-5-2014 Patriot Night was the theme this weekend at Mercer Raceway Park, the 5K Race Teams weekend destination for an attempt at domination.

Adam felt pretty confident after hot laps. "We unloaded fast, the car feels great" he said as the crew prepped the car for the heat race.

Starting 3rd, Adam didn't feel the need to push it and he cruised to a 3rd place finish.

The feature showed a different attitude in the young hot shoe. Starting 6th in the main event, he saw green and got in the gas, picking up 2 spots in the first lap, and another by the 3rd lap. By lap 15 he was in second and setting sail for the leader, who had opened up a sizable lead on the field. As the remaining laps ticked off Adam was able to close the gap, working through lapped traffic like a crafty veteran. When the checkers came out he had made up all but a second and a half, and would have to settle for 2nd place as he ran out of laps to challenge for the win.

 

 

Hagar Captures First Career 410 Victory and Trio of Top Fives in Ohio

Inside Line Promotions - ORRVILLE, Ohio (July 8, 2014) - Derek Hagar is still on Cloud Nine after a nearly flawless weekend in Ohio.

Hagar scored a trio of top-five results, including his first-ever 410ci sprint car victory.

"My Facebook has been blowing up with friend requests," he quipped.

The busy weekend began when Hagar towed his own 360ci sprint car approximately 10 hours to tackle the 3rd annual Bob Reynolds Memorial last Thursday at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield.

"We got a bad draw and they didn't do passing points either," he said. "It made me a little worried. It all worked out though. We had a really good heat race."

Hagar charged from ninth to third place in his heat race, which earned him a spot in the dash. After drawing the six, he picked up a trio of positions to finish third in the dash that lined up the outside row for the main event.

"It was a lot different going from a 410 back to a 360 as far as how much slower reacting it is," he said. "By the end of the night we had it all worked out. I just picked them off one at a time when I could. I could put the car where I wanted for the most part."

Hagar advanced from sixth to third place. Then, after being caught behind a lapped car in traffic, he made a late run to take over second place and close within a few car lengths of the eventual winner.

His second-place result paid him $4,200, which eased the burden for the remainder of the weekend.

"We got up there and had a real good night," he said. "That made the whole weekend a lot easier. It got me to focus on racing instead of worrying about being in a position to make some money."

The extra focus paid dividends on Friday when Hagar teamed up with Pete Grove for a 410ci event at Hilltop Speedway in Millersburg.

"We had a really, really good car," Hagar said. "I got to put my shocks on it that I run on my 360 car. I had a lot better feel of the car."

Hagar qualified fourth quickest and won his heat race after starting on the inside of the second row. He then pulled the No. 1 in the random feature redraw to start on the pole for the main event.

"Me and (Jac) Haudenschild had a real good race at the beginning," he said. "We were swapping the lead back and forth. It felt really good to race Haud like we did and come out on top."

Hagar held onto the top spot to secure the monumental $3,500-to-win race, which marked his 11th victory of the season.

The weekend wrapped up on Saturday when Hagar and Grove faced the All Star Circuit of Champions at Wayne County Speedway. After qualifying sixth quickest, Hagar placed third in his heat race and third in the dash to start the main event on the inside of the second row.

"It was a pretty consistent night," he said. "The race track was as dusty as I've seen one. My motor kinda stumbled at the start of the feature. Chad Kemenah beat me into turn one and that was it. The race was on the bottom, follow the leader and hope somebody screws up in front of you."

Hagar maintained the fourth position throughout the feature as he registered his 14th top five of the season.

He is slated to compete in his own 410ci sprint car this Friday at Benton Raceway Park in Benton, Mo., before ending the weekend on Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., for the final round of the USCS Speedweek that was postponed from May 31.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 3 - Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio - Heat race: 3 (9); Dash: 3 (6); Feature: 2 (6).

July 4 - Hilltop Speedway in Millersburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 1 (3); Feature: 1 (1).

July 5 - Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio - Qualifying: 6; Heat race: 3 (5); Dash: 3 (3); Feature: 4 (3).

SEASON STATS -

22 races, 11 wins, 14 top fives, 17 top 10s, 19 top 15s, 20 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Benton Raceway Park in Benton, Mo., and Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., for the final round of the USCS Speedweek

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

VIDEO -

Ride along with Hagar during his victory at I-30 Speedway on April 5 thanks to this video by Jones Sports Media: http://youtu.be/JDYTr1M4KjM

APPAREL -

Hagar has t-shirts, hats and koozies available for sale at his race trailer at every race he competes at. To see his schedule, visit http://www.DerekHagar.com/schedule.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Fragola Performance Systems

Housed in Southington, Conn., Fragola Performance Systems manufactures fittings, lines and hoses for the racing industry. For more information, visit http://www.FragolaPerformanceSystems.com.

"Fragola Performance Systems are all in all a good fitting and line manufacturer," Hagar said. "They make really good lightweight hose. I prefer them over anybody else as far as a good pressure hose."

Hagar would also like to thank R.E. Enterprises, J&J Auto Racing, DynoTech Performance, Xtreme Race Graphics, FSR Radiators, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Hinchman Racewear, FK Rod Ends and Ti64 for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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Kevin Swindell to Make Brad Doty Classic Debut Before Kings Royal

Inside Line Promotions - LIMA, Ohio (July 8, 2014) - Kevin Swindell has a big week on tap.

Driving for Bernie Stuebgen and the Indy Race Parts team, Swindell will make his debut at Limaland Motorsports Park on Wednesday for the 26th annual Brad Doty Classic with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series.

"This may be my first time ever there," he said. "Anywhere that gets slick I tend to enjoy and I think Lima has that."

The team will then tackle Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, on Friday and Saturday for the 31st annual Kings Royal. The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series event pays $50,000 to win on the final night.

"The biggest thing is getting qualified well," he said. "You have to draw a decent number. If you don't qualify in the first three or four you have to figure out a way to win the heat race. It's all about starting up there. It's such a competitive series now and so many guys are so good."

Swindell did just that last October en route to capturing his first career victory at Eldora Speedway during an NRA event.

"That was cool for me," he said. "That's somewhere I definitely wanted to win."

Swindell and Stuebgen also earned a sixth-place result last month in their lone visit to Eldora Speedway during the All Star Circuit of Champions Ohio Speedweek.

"I think we'll be good," Swindell said. "We've been good at times here and there. Hopefully everything goes right, the motors run good and we have a good weekend."

SEASON STATS -

19 races, 1 win, 7 top fives, 9 top 10s, 14 top 15s, 16 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Wednesday at Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima, Ohio, for the 26th annual Brad Doty Classic and Friday and Saturday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, for the 31st annual Kings Royal with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SwindellMotorsports.citymaker.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KevinSwindell

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KevinSwindellRacing

VIDEO -

Click on the link for highlights of Swindell's first victory of the season at 81 Speedway on March 29: http://vimeo.com/90509051

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"I really appreciate all of the support from everyone at Racing Optics," Swindell said.

Swindell would also like to thank Mike Curb and Curb Records, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Arai Helmets and Indy Race Parts for their continued support.

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Turpen Holds Serve In USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour”

July 8, 2014 – Cordova, TN - Morgan and her Terry Gray Racing #10M were geared up for a busy Independence Day weekend, as the USCS Outlaw Thunder National series contested three events in as many nights.

First up for the weekend was the “Glen Francis Memorial Cup” at Crowley’s Ridge Raceway near Paragould, AR. Thirty cars signed in for competition, divided into three heats. The Hoosier Tire Speed Dash opened the evening’s events, which saw Morgan cross the finish line in the 3rd position, behind teammate Terry Gray.

Next up was the Engler Machine & Tool First Heat. Morgan would take the checkered flag in 2nd, chasing winner Tim Crawley throughout the event.

To cap off the evening, twenty-four cars would go 30 laps to decide who would claim the Glen Francis Memorial Cup. Morgan Quickly jumped into 5th, maintaining her track position as the event was slowed five times for cautions during the first half of the race. The second half of the event would go caution free. Morgan was holding her position in 5th before tangling with a lap car on the last lap of the event, relegating her to a disappointing 7th place finish. She was honored with the Pyrotect Racing Cells “Lucky Seven” Award to top off her night.

Night number two saw the car count dwindle slightly, with only 18 cars answering the call for Diamond Park Speedway’s “Stars And Stripes Duel At The Diamond”. Morgan would once again finish 3rd in the Hoosier Tire Speed Dash behind winner Tim Crawley and fellow Volunteer state pilot Anthony Nicholson.

Morgan would again find herself in the Engler Machine & Tool First Heat, where she would finish 4th, after stalking Brandon Hahn for much of the event.

The 30-lap feature would go off without a hitch, with the entire event running nonstop green to checkered. Morgan would settle for 8th position, chasing Bryant, Arkansas standout Zach Pringle to the stripe.

The third and final night of the holiday weekend would see 38 cars sign in for I-30 Speedway’s “Hammerdown At Hammer Hill”. This would be the only event of the weekend in which Morgan would not be in the Hoosier Tire Speed Dash. However, she would still give her fans a show, as she started last in the JE Pistons Fourth Heat. By race’s end, she had worked herself into the 4th position from 9th.

The 30-lap Feature would be halted twice for Jordon Mallett, once for a spin at lap 10, then again on lap 29 as Mallett tipped over on the backstretch. The latter would set up a green-white-checkered which would see Morgan’s teammate, Terry Gray, spin in Turn #3 as he and Tim Crawley banged wheels down the backstretch for the lead. Morgan would soldier on for another 8th place finish in the Feature.

Although Morgan made it through the weekend relatively unscathed, while notching three more top-10s and another top-5, she was ultimately disappointed in her weekend. However, she is determined to rebound and maintain her #2 spot in the national points standings.

Next up for Morgan and her Wesmar powered J&J #10M is the USCS Speedweek Finale make up show at the Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, AR.

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: JURAVINSKI HOSPITAL & CANCER CENTRE FOUNDATION "RACE FOR THE CURE" AT NORTHERN SUMMER NATIONALS JULY 28

Ohsweken, Ontario – July 4, 2014 – Ohsweken Speedway officials are proud to announce that the Burger Barn Northern Summer Nationals on Monday, July 28 have taken on added importance. Ohsweken Speedway, Grand River Power Sports, 21st Century Signs, Brant News, and the Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation have partnered to make the Burger Barn Northern Summer Nationals a “Race For the Cure” event in support of the Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre Foundation.

Several special events are planned for the July 28 race night at Ohsweken Speedway, including a special presentation during intermission which will include the participation of drivers, fans, and track officials. The annual Burger Barn Northern Summer Nationals event includes the Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and the only appearance of the season at the track for the DIRTcar 358 “Small Block” Modifieds.

Drivers and will be collecting pledges in advance of the event, and the top three drivers who have raised the most pledges will be awarded with prizes. Specially designed “Race For The Cure” key chains are also available for $5, with all proceeds to going to the Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre Foundation.

Donations can also be made in advance, or at the track on July 28. Those wishing to donate in advance can contact Ohsweken Speedway Marketing & Promotions Manager Robin Cook by phone at 519 770-7606, by e-mail at robin@ohswekenspeedway, or mail donations to Ohsweken Speedway, 2011 Chiefswood Road, Ohsweken Ontario, N0E 1M0, ATTN: Robin Cook. Anyone donating $20 or more will have the option of receiving a tax receipt.

About Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre Foundation: Part of the Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation, JCC is focused on raising funds to support capital redevelopment projects, purchase medical equipment and technology, and investments in research and education. The Foundation is a registered charitable organization whose mission is to support patient care, research and education to enable quality care for patients throughout the region who rely on the specialized cancer and orthopedic care offered at Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre. Their goal is Health Care, Transformed. Visit www.jhccfoundation.ca for more information.

About Ohsweken Speedway: Founded in 1996, Ohsweken Speedway is a motorsports complex which includes a 3/8 (0.375) mile clay oval track. The facility is owned by the Styres family, and located in the village of Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada. Ohsweken’s weekly Friday night racing program runs from May to September each year, featuring 360 Sprint Cars, Crate Sprint Cars, Thunder Stocks, Mini Stocks, and Bombers, while the season finishes each year with the annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Ohsweken Speedway also hosts weekly Micro Sprint racing on Thursday nights, and has been a yearly stop on the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series schedule since 2007.

Visit the official Ohsweken Speedway website at www.OhswekenSpeedway.com, like us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/OHSWEKENSPEEDWAY, follow us on Twitter @OhswekenSpdway, and subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.YouTube.com/user/OhswekenSpdway

Ohsweken Speedway thanks the following sponsors for their support: Arrow Express, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Renway Energy, O’Neil’s Farm Equipment, McDonald’s Restaurants of Paris & Brantford, Nathan Ackland State Farm Insurance, Strickland’s GMC, Mobil 1, Burger Barn, Affordable Towing & Recovery, HRW Automotive, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket.

 

 

Brian Brown – $10,000 Payday Sets Up King’s Royal!

(Bill W) July 8, 2014 – It was quite a week for Brian Brown and the Casey’s General Stores/FVP #21 race team. After fourth, sixth and ninth place finishes with the World of Outlaws, the Grain Valley, Missouri driver nailed down the $10,000 to win Jackson Spring Sprint Nationals in Minnesota. This weekend, the team heads to Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio for the King’s Royal.

Things started for you a week ago Friday with the WoO at 34 Raceway near West Burlington, Iowa. You were sixth quick.

It’s a good qualifying effort, but with the Outlaws, sixth quick is “no-man’s land”. You need to be in the top four, or ninth on back so you start in front of the heat.

You were able to make it through the heat, even though you had an issue.

The heat wasn’t bad, but we got into the fence in turn four and broke the shock tower off. We finished the last half of the heat without that, so we were lucky to make it through there.

You started ninth in the feature, but went backwards. Then it seemed the guys that had some experience there, were moving forward, including yourself.

We weren’t that great early. I believe we were back to fourteenth or fifteenth. Once the fuel load burned off, the car came back to us a bit. We were able to charge back through there to third. At one point, I thought we had a shot to win it, but with a couple to go, Bill Balog got by us and we finished fourth.

That surely gave you some momentum heading into the rest of the week.

It was a good night for us. It’s what we needed to get started on the right foot. It was a good showing for our locals. Terry (McCarl) was second, Balog was third and we were fourth. The Midwest had three of the top five so that was a good showing.

You timed in 11th quick a week ago Sunday at Cedar Lake Speedway near Richmond, Wisconsin.

We qualified in the right spot. That put us in the front of the heat and we were able to win that. It was big with FVP there with their customers and employees. Anytime you can do that with them there…it’s good for morale.

You ended up finishing seventh in the Dash and that put you in good position for the feature.

We had a pretty good car there. We were racing for Sammy (Swindell) for fifth, and kind of got into the fence a bit. He came across the track and kind of put me into the infield. That messed up my entry into the corner and we ended up seventh.

You would checker sixth in the feature.

I felt without that incident with Sammy, we could have been fourth or fifth. Our confidence is getting better with the Outlaws, and once you get that going, you’re accustomed to running up front. If you can see the leaders at the checkers, you feel good about things.

Last Tuesday found you at Huset’s Speedway near Brandon, South Dakota with the Outlaws. You timed in 15th quick that night.

We were able to win the heat. We started in the back of the Dash and ran seventh. I was just kind of maintaining there in the feature. We were good enough for a solid top ten. The last double-file restart, the inside row didn’t go as I’d hoped, and I got shuffled back to ninth. It could have been worse though. Joey Saldana was in front of us, and got shuffled back to fifteenth. I guess we got lucky to keep what we had.

Thursday, the Jackson Spring Sprint Nationals had a pretty stout field assembled.

That race has turned into a great event. With the Folkens Brothers, Jon McCorkell and Brian Posthuma…all those guys do a great job with that race. To be able to win it three times in a row now, and especially this time, when it was $10,000 to win is special.

You won your heat after starting sixth. That had to get your momentum going.

Obviously, I felt good about where we were at that point. We drew seven for the Dash, and I was a little bit worried that we might not get up to where we needed to be. Fortunately, we were able to get up to fourth. I knew once we got to fourth, we would be in the hunt for the feature.

You were definitely in the hunt, taking the lead right away and leading the distance.

The green flag dropped and we were able to get the lead before we completed a lap. There were quite a few yellows, and when you have Jason Johnson and Danny (Lasoski) behind you, you better be on your game and hit your marks. Otherwise, those guys will eat you alive. It was a great effort by our whole team. You don’t win races like that by yourself. Chad Morgan, Zach Thomas and Sean Michael, who was in from Pennsylvania, were all helping out. That’s what we needed heading into the month of money.

This weekend, you head to the King’s Royal.

I’m really looking forward to it. It’s second to the Knoxville Nationals as far as prestige. We’ve been very good there in the past, and we’ve been mediocre at times. We’ve got a pretty good package, and we’re going there to contend for a win.

I know you were thinking about sticking around and going for the title at Knoxville.

We’d like to win it obviously, and I think we had a shot to do that even missing a week, but it wasn’t really our goal heading into the year. Anytime we can go race for $50,000, we’re going to do it.

What’s it going to take to have that crown placed atop your head on Saturday night?

The format on Saturday is way different than an Outlaw format. You have to have a little bit of luck, and hopefully, we have that. We’d like to go out there and knock it off and make the Midwest proud of us.

Follow Brian on the Web, Twitter and Facebook!

Follow Brian at his website located at www.BrianBrownRacing.com!

Also keep up with FVP, Casey’s and Brian on Facebook and Twitter at the following links…

Twitter Links – @BrianBrown21, @FVPRacing, @CaseysGenStores

Facebook Links

Brian Brown Racing – www.facebook.com/pages/Brian-Brown-Racing/200630163294222

Casey’s General Stores – www.facebook.com/pages/Caseys-General-Stores/112073528804354

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Other Web site info

Casey's: www.caseys.com

FVP: www.fvpparts.com

Brown’s Bits

Brian took four trips to Eldora in 2013. In a two-night spring WoO event, he finished fifth and second. He was eighth in the “Knight Before the King’s Royal” and 17th in the King’s Royal.

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About Casey’s General Stores

Casey’s General Stores is a Fortune-500 company (NASDAQ CASY) operating nearly 1700 convenience stores in 11 states through the Midwest. Known for its “Homemade-To-Go” pizza, sandwiches, donuts and bakery items, Casey’s strives to consistently deliver quality gas, fresh kitchen-prepared food, clean environments and friendly service at every retail location. Casey’s is currently the 12th largest c-store chain and sixth largest pizza chain in the United States.

About FVP

We are very excited to introduce our new line of automotive chemicals, oils and fluids to our product offering. These new products will be available at many retailers across the country. We continue to offer a full line of high quality oil, air, cabin air and fuel filters, plus a complete line of high quality batteries for multiple applications including cars, trucks, SUV’s, commercial and other specialty vehicles. All products are made to OE manufacturer fitment specifications. FVP products are engineered to provide our customers with quality products that are equal or superior in performance to the major national brands at a competitive price. To learn more about our FVP products or to find out where you can have FVP products installed in your vehicle, visit us at www.FVPparts.com ! FVP…The Confident Solution

Marketing Partner of the Week – Ditzfeld Transfer

Brian says – “ Ditzfeld Transfer is a family deal. Ronnie and his sons were our very first sponsor. They haul our motors, and if I would need anything hauled across the country, I would call them first.”

Ditzfeld Transfer has been with Brian since the start of his racing career, and was his first sponsor. The Sedalia based family owned trucking business has been in operation for over 45 years, and has a commitment to maintaining the highest level of service. Currently, Ditzfeld Transfer utilizes more than 50 power units and 160 trailers. To learn more about Ditzfeld Transfer, visit www.DitzfeldTransfer.com !

Associate Marketing Partner of the Week – Penray

Brian says – “We’re using all their brake cleaning materials. Mark and all the guys there are great to work with. We’re looking for a long relationship between them and Brian Brown Racing.”

Incorporated in 1950, The Penray Companies continue to grow strong after 50 years of service in the heavy-duty and automotive chemical industry. There are two main plants for the manufacture of both liquids and aerosol products. They are in Elk Grove Village and Wheeling, Illinois. Penray is comprised of four separate business units: heavy-duty, automotive, export, and custom manufacturing. Visit Penray today at www.Penray.com !

Brian Brown Racing would like to thank Casey’s General Stores, FVP, Searsboro Telephone Company, MC Power, Impact Signs Awnings Wraps / impact4800.com, Champion Brands, DNA Energy, Ditzfeld Transfer, Maxim Racing, Smiley’s Racing Products, Enco Tools, Weld Wheels, Housby Trucks, www.RateWin.com, Arctic Cat, K&N, www.hostiowa.net , FSR Race Products, TI64, Fuel-Safe Tanks, Wolfe Eye Clinic, Bell Helmets, Hinchman, CP Pistons, Carrillo Rods, Vortex Wings, Penray, All Pro Cylinder Heads, Butler Built Seats, AkzoNobel, Kenny's Components, www.AllDayParts.com, Tru Square, Jack Links, Deli Express, Snap-On Tools, Rod End Supply, KSE Racing Products, Winters Performance, Cometic Gaskets, Shell Shock, Donovan, ISC Racers Tape, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Racing Optics, Mothers Wax, Hoosier Tires, Klein RV, XYZ Machining, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Red Devil Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, 6B Apparel, Bosch, Garrett Racing Engines, MSD, Moyle Racing Engines, Fortress Wealth Management, Legacy, Flexzilla and WSIB Insurance for all their support!

 

 

Haudenschild 2nd at Hilltop Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Spending the Fourth of July near his hometown, Jac Haudenschild scored a hard fought second place finish before having a tough night with the All Star Circuit of Champions.

Timing the MonDak Portables/Renegade Rentals/Champion Brand Lubricants entry in ninth fastest at the Hilltop Speedway, the ‘Wild Child’ went on to charge from fourth in his heat race to pick up the win.

With the heat race win, the Wooster, OH driver lined up for the feature event in the second row, but when the green flag dropped he quickly worked into the second spot.

In second, Haudenschild had his nose all over early race leader, Derek Hagar. Doing all he could to get around Hagar, Haudenschild was relentless in his attack, as he never let up.

Coming to the checkered, Haudenschild had Hagar in his sights, but was unable to get around him and finished in the second position.

Haudenschild’s week kicked off on Wednesday night at the Atomic Speedway, as he timed the Rick Rogers Construction/Benic Enterprises/Triple X Components machine in ninth fastest.

Charging from fourth to first in his heat race, Haudenschild earned a spot in the dash, where his sixth place finish put him in the third row of the feature event.

Running sixth much of the feature event, Haudenschild hounded Lee Jacobs for the fifth spot, and as the duo battled for the spot late in the race, Haudenschild got out of shape, and brought his machine to a stop. He would end up coming back to score a 14th place finish.

Saturday night with the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions at the Wayne County Speedway, Haudenschild kicked his night off with a fifth quick qualifying effort, putting him in the second heat race, where he would finish in the second position.

A fifth place finish in the Dash, put ‘The Wild Child’ in the third row of the feature event.

With the track continuing to slick off, most drivers fought for position on the bottom of the speedway during the feature event, and opting to try to make something else work, Haudenschild went to the high side, and relentlessly tried to make something happen, but it did not work out for him.

The end result was a 19th place finish.

“Running close to home is always a good time,” Haudenschild said. “It’s cool to run with my family members and we got to do that at Wayne County, and at Hilltop where we ran well and finished on the podium with Sheldon (Haudenschild). We didn’t have the result we wanted at Wayne County, but I was pretty proud to be there for Sheldon’s firs All Star win. We have a big week coming up, and we will keep at it and hopefully have some good results.”

Destiny Motorsports would like to thank MonDak Portables, Benic Enterprises, Rick Rogers Construction, Renegade Rentals, Triple X Race Components, Boss Signs and Graphics, Driver Websites, Petersen Media, Tony Stewart Racing, GME Manufacturing, ButlerBuilt, Simpson Race Products, Kistler Engines, Keizer Wheels, DMI, Red Devil Brakes, Champion Oil, and Hoosier Tire for their support in 2014.

ON TAP: Jac Haudenschild and the Destiny Motorsports team are in action on Wednesday night in Lima, OH for the Brad Doty Classic before heading to the Eldora Speedway on Friday and Saturday night for the Knight Before the Royal and the King’s Royal. If fans would like to view Eldora Live from their home, it is available for purchase at www.dirtvision.com.

2014 DESTINY MOTORSORTS BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-38, Wins-3, Top 5’s-11, Top 10’s-15

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Destiny Motorsports by connecting via social media, www.facebook.com/destinymotorsports, and on Twitter, @DestinyMS9. You can also check us out on the web at www.destinymotorsportsinc.com.

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McFadden Puts on Passing Clinic

PETERSEN MEDIA- Taking in two nights of action in Ohio over the last week, James McFadden put on a pretty good passing clinic, as he charged from last in the B Main to score a ninth place finish in the A Main at Waynesfield on Wednesday night before taking the Back Row Challenge at the Fremont Speedway and finishing third on Saturday night.

“It was a really strong weekend for us,” McFadden said. “I hadn’t been in a 360ci in years, and we had some bad luck at Waynesfield and rebounded nicely, and at Fremont on Saturday night we had been so good there this year we opted to go to the back, and came all the way up to third.”

With no time trial on Wednesday night, a pill draw saw McFadden line his All Star Performance/Red Line Oil/Hoosier Tire backed entry up in the eighth spot, and McFadden worked his way up to a transfer spot, until a flat tire forced him to the pits, and into the B main.

Starting 12th in the B, the Australian driver was simply magnificent as he worked to the front and picked up the win to earn a spot in the feature event.

Lining up 17th in the feature event, McFadden continued to show speed, as he ripped around the Waynesfield Raceway Park, picking up positions at will, with his final tally being eight cars, as he finished in the ninth spot, and earned the evening’s Hard Charger Award.

With Knoxville’s Twin Feature night being rained out, the team opted to head to the Fremont Speedway on Saturday night, and McFadden continued to shine at the track he has yet to finish out of the Top-Five at in 2014.

Setting the standard in qualifications, McFadden timed in as the quick time qualifier, before going on to win the Dash from last.

He was then given the choice of taking the Big Bucks Back Row Challenge, putting him in the back row with his prize money being doubled up to second, or a $5,000 bonus to win, or he could take his position up front. McFadden felt up to the challenge and went to the tail end of the field.

McFadden did not disappoint, as he glided around the Fremont Speedway to near perfection, as he put on yet another display of passing cars, just as he did at Waynesfield.

Taking advantage of a few restarts, McFadden found himself up in the fourth spot at the race’s halfway point, as he chased after Chris Andrews for the third spot, with Andrews losing the handle with seven to go, giving the spot to McFadden, and setting up a restart with seven laps to go.

McFadden was all over Dean Jacobs and Jamie veal for the last seven laps, as the crowd rose to their feet, but at the end of the race, McFadden settled for third, finishing off his weekend with an astounding 45 cars passed in two nights of action between heat races, B Mains, Dashes, and A Main.

“I can’t say enough about this team, they work hard and give me a car that is an absolute pleasure to drive on a nightly basis,” he said. “We passed a ton of cars, and I was hoping we could win from last on Saturday but we were too free at the end, but we had to be free at the start of the night. I can’t thank our team enough and am really looking forward to this week.”

James and the JG Racing team would like to thank All Star Performance, Red Line Oil, Hoosier Tire, Gaerte Racing Engines, XYZ Machining, Shepherd’s Chevrolet, SST, Brodix, Comp Cams, Diamond Pistons, Dyer’s Rods, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Astro Titanium, Fibertec, DMI, Brown and Miller, Cool Chassis, Barnes Oil Pumps, and www.sprintcarworld.com.au for their support.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-12, Wins-1, Top 5’s-6, Top 10’s-9.

ON TAP: McFadden and team will be at the Limaland Raceway Park in Lima, OH on Wednesday for the Brad Doty Classic before heading to Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, OH for the Kings Royal. If fans would like to watch the King’s Royal live, it is available for purchase on Dirtvision.com.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with James by following him on Twitter @JamesMcFadden25 or ‘liking’ his facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/James-McFadden-Racing/258742957530899.

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Boespflug Continues Hot Streak

PETERSEN MEDIA- Chad Boespflug continues to be dominant at the Lincoln Park Speedway as he picked up his sixth win of the season on Saturday night just one night after finishing seventh with the USAC National Sprint Car Series.

“It was a great weekend for this team, again,” Boespflug said. “The track was a little funky on Friday, but we are really happy with how we ran with the USAC guys and are really happy with another win.”

Saturday night saw Boespflug line up on the front row of his heat race, where he then promptly jumped out into the lead and never looked back as he picked up the win, and moved into the feature event.

Finding himself on the front row of the feature event, Boespflug quickly jumped out to the early lead as he took a liking to the top of the speedway.

Though the feature was marred with numerous cautions, and restarts, Boespflug was stout on each restart, as he led from green to checkered, picking up his sixth win of the season.

Friday night with the USAC National Sprint Cars invading the Lincoln Park Speedway, Boespflug got off to a very strong start as he timed in second fastest, before scoring a fifth place finish in his heat race.

Lining up fifth for the feature event, the track on this night saw everyone fight for real estate on the bottom of the speedway.

With the bottom being quite congested, the Hanford, CA native tried to make the top work, and as he tried to clean it off, it did not work out for him, and he opted to get back in line on the bottom of the speedway.

Passing was at an extreme premium on this night, and he finished in the seventh spot.

“It was a great weekend leading us to Indiana Sprint Week,” Boespflug said. “Last year we were hot going into this week and kind of struggled, so hopefully we can put together a nice week.”

Chad would like to thank Midwest Shades, ButlerBuilt, Creative Finishing, Bell Helmets, Hinchman, Wilwood, Shaw’s Vintage Stuff, Bud’s Auto Sales, Physical Medical Consultants, K&N, and Weld Wheels for their support.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-36, Wins-6, Top 5’s-16, Top 10’s-19

ON TAP: Chad and the Paul Hazen now gear up for a very grueling week known as Indiana Sprint Week. ISW kicks off on Friday night in Gas City, IN, Saturday it heads to Kokomo, IN, and Sunday they visit Lawreneburg, IN before a couple of days off.

STAY CONNECTED: For all of the latest news on Chad, visit his website at www.chadboespflugracing.com , ‘like’ his Facebook page, www.facebook.com/chadboespflugracing , or follow him on Twitter, @chadboespflug.

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Civil War Series Makes Highly Anticipated Return To Ocean Speedway For Howard Kaeding Classic on Friday Night

(PETERSEN MEDIA-Aptos, CA)- For the first time since the 2011 season the Civil War Series Presented By Flowmaster returns to the Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, CA on Friday night, taking part in the Howard Kaeding Classic in what will be the first of two stops at the Santa Cruz Country Fairground in 2014.

Running in conjunction with the highly competitive Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo, the stars and cars of the Civil War Series will be part of the Howard Kaeding Classic for the first time in the events three year history, kicking the $th Annual HK Classic off on Friday night as the King of the West Sprint Car Series shut the event down on Saturday night.

Heading into this Friday night’s event, 2013 Series Champion, Sean Becker enters as the point leader, but Shane Golobic is right on his heels after having a rough night at the Petaluma Speedway on July 5th.

Golobic also comes into this event as the Ocean Sprints Presented By Taco Bravo Point Leader, as he had a very strong season at the Ocean Speedway to date, and will look to use that to his advantage to add to his already sizeable point lead, and also take back the Civil War Point lead.

With this event awarding season points to both series’, and the King of the West Series running at the same venue on Saturday night, fans will not want to miss this event as a healthy field of cars in expected to be on hand, as the racing community pays homage to the legendary Howard Kaeding.

With Becker and Golobic leading the way, Auburn, CA driver, Andy Forsberg sits third in the series standings, and will look to rebound this weekend, to tighten up the race to the championship. Over the last few years, Forsberg has made spontaneous visits to the Ocean Speedway and has been successful, and will surely look to be a contender on Saturday night.

Sitting in the fourth spot is local stand out, Justin Sanders. Sanders has had a great season to date, and will look to snag his first Civil War win of 2014 in front of his hometown crowd, after his charged from 21st to 10th just one week ago.

Wilton, CA driver, Matt Peterson rounds out the Top-Five in the highly competitive Civil War Series standings by way of a career best third place finish with the series just one week ago in Petaluma, CA. Peterson showed the ability to hang with the best in the business and will be hungry to duplicate his performance.

Other drivers expected to be on hand are Alissa Geving, Kurt Nelson, Herman Klein, Koen Shaw, Carl Droivold Steven Tiner to go along with Taco Bravo and KWS drivers such as Carson Macedo, Willie Croft, Jonathan Allard, Tommy Tarlton, Brent Kaeding, Bradd Furr, Kyle Hirst, and many more.

The weekend is packed with a ton of activities aside from the racing, as there will be a pre-race party and car show at the High Five Pizza location at the Silver Creek Sports Plex located at 800 Embeded Way in San Jose, CA. Lasting from 5pm-9pm, there will be racecars, hot rods, and various drivers on hand to kick off the weekend. Catering By Five will be serving a BBQ Chicken and Rib Dinner for donation with proceeds going to the Silver Creek Sports Plex Foundation.

Following Friday night’s race, there will be a post race party where fans are invited out to hang out with their favorite drivers and enjoy soda, beer, and food from High-5 Pizza, and Catering By 5.

Saturday afternoon features the annual HK Luncheon in the pit area for a $20 donation with proceeds going to the NARC Benevolent Fund. Lunch will again be catered by Catering By 5, and there will be various items on display for silent auction.

The Civil War Sprint Car Series would like to thank Flowmaster, BR Motorsports, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, Brodix, ButlerBuilt, CRV Carbon Solutions, Design 500, Dirt Solutuion, Taco Bravo, Hansen Machine, Frankland Racing Supply, Fuel Safe, Hoosier, Joe Hunt Magnetos, Kaeding Performance, King Racing Products, KSE Power Steering Products, Pit Stop USA, MPD, All Pro, RCM Design, Rod End Supply, Racing Optics, SRP, VSR, and Weld Racing for their support.

ON TAP: The Civil War Sprint Car Series Presented By Flowmaster returns to action on Friday night as they invade the Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, CA for the first time since 2011.

WINNERS: Winners in the 2014 California Sprint Car Civil War Series Presented By Flowmaster… Andy Gregg- 1 (Marysville Raceway Park on March 15th), DJ Netto-1 (Marysville Raceway Park on May 24th), Shane Golobic-1 (Silver Dollar Speedway on May 25th), Andy Forsberg- 1 (Placerville Speedway on May 31st), Mason Moore (Petaluma Speedway on July 5th)

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with the Civil War Series Presented By Flowmaster, and find complete results and point standings by clicking over to www.racepmg.com, ‘Liking’ www.facebook.com/civilwarsprints, or following us on twitter at www.twitter.com/civilwarsprints.

CIVIL WAR SERIES PRESENTED BY FLOWMASTER- Founded in 1991 as the North-South Series, the Civil War Sprint Car Series was born in 1993 giving 360 Sprint Cars in California a sanctioning body. What started as just a handful of races at three different tracks has evolved into quite the series. In 2014, the Civil War Sprint Car Series will host 14 events at 8 different tracks around California.

 

 

Madsen Picks Up Three World of Outlaw Podiums

PETERSEN MEDIA- With a span of monstrous races on the horizon, Kerry Madsen showed that his team is up to the challenge, as he picked up two third place finishes and one second over the last week.

“It was really a great week for our team,” Madsen said. “We were in contention all three nights, and one night we even came from the 19th starting spot.”

Wednesday night saw the ‘Greatest Show on Dirt’ check into the Huset’s Speedway in Brandon, SD, and Madsen opened the night up by timing his American Racing/Keneric Racing entry in 19th fastest.

Finishing fourth in his heat race, Madsen earned the transfer into the feature event, where he lined up deep in the field, in the 19th position.

When the race went green, Madsen essentially went where there was open real estate in charge to front.

By the 19th lap he had worked into the eighth spot, and as he kept picking off cars, he worked into the third spot on the 29th lap, where he would go on to finish.

“I just had to go where they were not,” he explained. “I was on the bottom there for a while, and then though the top might be okay, so I went up there and it was really good.”

Friday and Saturday night the scene shifted to the Dodge City Raceway Park, and Madsen continued ride in his groove.

Timing in fourth fastest aboard his Morrison Racing Engines/KCP No. 29, ‘The Mad Man’, finished third in his heat, putting him in the night’s Dash.

Finishing fifth in the Dash, Madsen would line up in the fifth spot for the feature event. When the race got underway, Madsen worked into the third spot as he chased after the lead duo of Daryn Pittman and Paul McMahan.

All race long Madsen stayed glue to McMahan’s entry, and as he tried everything to sneak by, he simply couldn’t get past him and took the third place finish.

“I thought we were faster than (Paul) McMahan, but we just couldn’t get an opening to get around him,” he added. “We got to him a couple times and almost caused a disaster for ourselves so I opted just to finish where we were.”

Back in Dodge City, KS again on Saturday night, Madsen started the feature event on the front row, and on a lap two restart, he surged into the lead, with Daryn Pittman chasing after.

Getting in traffic on the eighth lap, Pitman tried to make a move, but the St. Marys, NSW native held strong as he continued to run a strong race.

A lap 17 restart saw the two drivers drag race into the first turn, but this time it was Pittman who got the top spot, but Madsen did not let the driver out of his sights. Looking for his opportunity to get back to the lead in traffic, Madsen nearly made the pass in the race’s closing laps, but came up just short.

“We made the right decision on the lap 17 restart, I just got beat,” He said. “It’s sprint car racing and it happens. We have a huge week coming up, the bosses are coming up, so we are happy with how strong we have been and are hoping to run well in front of them.”

2014 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-52, Wins-6, Top-5’s-24, Top 10’s-40

ON TAP: The American Racing team return to action on Wednesday in Lima, OH for the Brad Doty Classic, before they hit the Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, OH for the Knight before the Royal on Friday and the King’s Royal on Saturday night.

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Gravel Takes Third Place Finish Into King’s Royal Week

PETERSEN MEDIA- David Gravel closed out his three-race week with a third place finish at the Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, KS, and he is hoping to take that momentum into a very big race week in Ohio this week.

“We timed in pretty well all week, but we just missed it when we got racing at Huset’s and at Dodge City (KS), on the first night,” Gravel said. “We are all working to get it going the right direction, and we are surely gaining on it.”

Saturday night at the Dodge City Raceway Park, Gravel timed the Roth Enterprises/HR Livestock Transportation/3H Cattle machine in sixth fastest.

A fourth place finish in heat race action put the Watertown, CT driver on the pole of the dash, which he won, and started the feature event from the pole position.

Getting off to a nice start, Gravel led the first two laps, until the caution flag flew. The ensuing restart saw Gravel fall to the third spot, but he kept the lead duo of Kerry Madsen and Daryn Pittman in his sights, as the track began taking rubber.

Gravel ran well in the third spot, and finished on the podium, launching his team into a huge week in Ohio this week.

“We started on the pole, and you are never happy to finish third, but at the same time, you can’t be upset with a third place finish at any of these races,” he added. “Pittman and Madsen were a little more aggressive on the early restart, and we ended up third. Hopefully we can build on this and do well at the Doty and the King’s Royal.”

Friday night at Dodge City saw Gravel time the Mobil1/FK Rod Ends/Weld Wheels entry in second fastest before finishing 15th in the feature event.

At the Huset’s Speedway in Brandon, SD, Gravel was also second fastest in time-trials before finishing in the 18th position.

The Roth Motorsports team would like to thank Roth Enterprises, HR Livestock Transportation, 3H Cattle, Mobil1, FK Rod Ends, Weld Wheels, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Kent Performance, Kaeding Performance, and Astro Titanium for their support in 2014.

2014 ROTH MOTORSPORTS BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-46, Wins-2, Top 5’s-11, Top 10’s-28.

ON TAP: Gravel and the Roth Motorsports team come back to life on Wednesday in Lima, OH for the Brad Doty Classic, before the Knight before the Royal on Friday night and the King’s Royal on Saturday night in Rossburg, OH at the Eldora Speedway.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Roth Motorsports by checking out their new website, www.rothmotorsports83.com, and by following David on Twitter @davidgravel89g.

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Brady Bacon – Path Valley Win Headlines Busy Fortnight!

(Bill W) July 8, 2014 – If there’s anyone racing more than Brady Bacon right now, please stand up! The Broken Arrow, Oklahoma driver has five scheduled days off in the entire month of July. Today happens to be one of them, so time to get caught up on his last ten races or so! Highlights included making noise with a win at Path Valley Speedway during Pennsylvania Speedweek, and finishing second at Lincoln Speedway. He’ll be competing in the Brady Bacon Racing #99 tomorrow night at the Brad Doty Classic at Limaland Motorsports Park, before heading to Indiana Sprintweek, where he is hoping to maintain his USAC point lead in the Hoffman Racing #69 sprint car.

June 25 found Brady at Atomic Speedway near Chillicothe for Ohio Speedweek. A massive group of cars was assembled on the high banks. “We were third quick at Atomic with 63 cars, so that was great,” he says. “We got through the heat and ran fifth in the Dash. We were running eighth or ninth with about ten laps to go and got run over. We were going to get a top ten, which was really good with all of that competition.”

Brady also found speed despite a late qualifying pill the following night at Fremont Speedway. “We went out really late at Fremont, like usual, and we were able to get 13th quick,” he says. “I don’t think anyone was that quick the last half of the race. We started tenth in the feature, and we were passing for seventh when we had a flat tire. We went to the tail, and it was tough to come from the back from there (he checkered 15th). The speed was there though.”

It was time to head East on Friday, June 27, where Pennsylvania Speedweek kicked off at Williams Grove Speedway near Mechanicsburg. “We had an issue in qualifying, but we came back to run fifth in the heat after starting seventh,” says Brady. “We started 19th in the A, and it’s tough to make up ground from there. We were just getting some laps in. I think Lance Dewease finished two or three spots in front of me, so that made me feel a little bit better.”

Brady asserted himself the following night at Lincoln Speedway near Abbottstown. “We were pretty good all night,” he says. “We qualified early and we were fifth quick. We made it out of the heat and started fifth in the feature. We rode around the first part of the race. It was kind of hard to pass. People started making mistakes in the front, and we were able to capitalize on them. There were a couple of guys that crashed and then I was able to get by a guy for second. I probably had the car to win if I had a little more familiarity with the racetrack and how it raced. Still, to finish second was really good at a place like that.”

Fred Rahmer headed the promotions that Sunday night at Path Valley Speedway Park near Spring Run. “I felt good about Path Valley the whole time,” says Brady. “I had been there in a micro once. I didn’t really remember much, other than it was small. We went out 23rd or 24th to qualify and ended up fifth quick. We were able to make it out of the heat and that set us up starting fifth in the feature.”

Brady drove a patient race to capture the $6,000 win. “We got to third pretty quick, and I was working on (Danny) Dietrich for second,” he says. “The track was kind of changing at that point. (Brian) Montieth actually got by me for third, and he got beside Dietrich. That messed both of them up, and I was able to get by. The bottom started coming in really well and I was able to get by Lucas (Wolfe) in lapped traffic. I was running the top of one and two and the bottom of three and four, and I knew if I didn’t mess up too bad, no one was getting by me.”

The win built some momentum for Grandview Speedway near Bechtelsville. “It was slicker than I’d ever seen it with USAC,” says Brady of the 3/8-mile oval. “We qualified decent with our Dash-12 motor in. I think it went as fast as it was going to go. That put us back a little bit. We finished second in the heat. If we would have won, we would have made the redraw, but as it was, we started tenth in the feature.”

Brady would hold his own in the main event. “We were able to get up to seventh at one time,” he says. “We were really good to start out, but the track slickened off quite a bit, and I was struggling at the end. We faded back to tenth. Watching those other guys, I think I’m figuring out what we need to do more and more. As we go to places more than once, if things go right, we’re in contention to win or run up front. We felt good being up front with those guys for a while.”

Brady had run at Hagerstown Speedway in Maryland on one other occasion before this year’s Speedweek stop. “My previous trip was nothing like this one,” he admits. “It had rained and it was pretty fast. I had a really good car again there. We qualified decent and won the heat. That put us in the redraw, and we drew an eight. I probably should have finished fourth or fifth, but those guys kind of schooled me on the restarts and the dirty air. I actually got by a couple guys, but they were able to move to the bottom and get back by me. I got messed up racing with someone and ended up eighth. I was pretty happy. I think our motors are running better than they were last year on the big tracks, and it’s encouraging going into Knoxville in August.”

Last Friday, Brady was back in the Hoffman #69 for USAC action at Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville, Indiana. “The track was a little different,” he says. “There was grease on the bottom of the track in qualifying, and Bryan Clauson went out right before us. He was smart enough to run through it before me, and that messed my first lap up a bit. I messed the second one up myself, and I didn’t get a good clean lap in (10th quick).”

Before things could get started, Brady found himself restarting at the tail of the main event after a tangle. “We were really good in the heat, and we started tenth in the feature,” he says. “On the second lap, someone slid underneath me, and spun me out. We had to go to the tail, and the track got really heavy. From there, we weren’t able to get back through there as far as we wanted to. We still got back to 13th but it was tough.”

Brady teamed up with the Wilke-Pak #11 midget team for the Pepsi Nationals at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie Wisconsin Saturday and Sunday. “We went out late for qualifying Saturday (timing 17th) which didn’t help us a lot, but we won the heat,” he says. “We got the car better for the heat, and it was really good in the feature. We kind of went back to what Wilke used to do there and I did as well. Even starting in the back, I thought we had a good shot at the top five. Unfortunately, we had a rear-end issue that took us out of the race.”

Saturday, the car was better. After qualifying 14th and finishing sixth in the heat, he would start in row seven for the finale. “We were able to get up through there pretty quickly,” says Brady. “With the competition there, we got up to a certain point where we were all the same speed. There was a tangle between (Tracy) Hines and (Michael) Pickens and we were able to get to fifth. We wound up finishing sixth. It was a decent comeback after starting that far back.”

Brady is looking forward to tomorrow night’s Brad Doty Classic with the Outlaws. “We’re in the shop right now getting ready for the Doty,” he says. “We had a rainout at Port Royal where the car was ready, so that helped a lot. I didn’t know if I’d be able to make it if it wasn’t ready. We made the show there last year, but got in a wreck, so we’re hoping to do a lot better. At a race like that with that many cars, your draw can dictate a lot.”

This weekend will mark the first half of Indiana Sprintweek with USAC. Three events are on the card starting Friday with I-69 Speedway in Gas City, Saturday at Kokomo Speedway and Sunday at Lawrenceburg Speedway. “We’re definitely looking forward to Sprintweek,” says Brady. “We have a solid package for all the tracks, and I’m excited about it. I’m hoping to have a solid Sprintweek and maintain a good point lead.”

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Brady Bacon Racing would like the following sponsors for all their help: Fatheadz Eyewear, Tel-Star Communications, PPM Titanium Products, Triple X Race Components, Smiley's Racing Products, Heath Clips Lawn Care, VanDerBrink Designs, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Eaton Industrial Coatings, Pattison Precision Products, Oilfield Equipment and Manufacturing, Butlerbuilt Seats, Hoosier Tire Southwest, Diversified Machine Inc., Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Lightning Wings, Simpson, CP Pistons, Schoenfeld Headers, Carrillo Rods, Sweet Manufacturing, All Star Performance, King Racing, Schroth Racing, FSR Radiators and Fuel Safe.

The Hoffman #69 sprinter is sponsored by Mean Green, Mopar, Triple X Race Components, Hoosier, DMI, Lykins, Engler Machine & Tool, Goodridge Fluid Transfer Systems, KSE, MPD Racing, CSI Shocks, XYZ Machining, Saldana Racing Products, Fuel Safe Racing Cells, Fastener Specialty Motorsports, Wilwood Brakes, Joe Gibbs Driven Racing Oil, Zemco Headers, Chalk Racing Products and Weld.

 

 

BEVY OF ACTIVITIES SWELL ‘ELDORA EXPERIENCE’ THROUGHOUT KINGS ROYAL

Involvement, Interaction and Unique Driver Meeting Twist Highlight July 11 & 12 Menu

ROSSBURG, OH (July 8) – While the anticipation of Eldora Speedway’s 31st annual Kings Royal weekend (July 11 & 12) continues to center around Saturday’s magic moment as King XXXI is declared and climbs atop the fabled throne, it is the overall ‘Eldora Experience’ that is attracting near record-breaking interest.

Involvement, interaction and a unique twist to the driver meeting are the magnets to that fascination.

It all began with last Friday’s opening of the massive campgrounds surrounding Eldora and the menu gets heftier as the week progresses.

In chronological order, Wednesday night will see a migration of Eldora fans heading north to the Brad Doty Classic at Limaland Motorsports Park in a bus brigade courtesy of the St. Henry Nite Club. The first bus will pull out at 5 p.m.

Thursday’s plate kicks off with an inimitable Racing for Relief charity kart race on the front stretch of Eldora. Each team consists of four drivers that swap out in lightning-quick pit stops during the races; providing for some interesting moments. The event is donation-based with no admission charge to the fans.

Immediately following the kart race, the action swings up to the Fan Zone for the ‘World Famous Yuengling Thursday Night Party.’

Prior to Friday’s ‘Knight Before the Kings Royal’ doubleheader featuring the World of Outlaws (WoO) STP Sprint Car Series and the National Racing Association (NRA) Sprint Invaders, the 2014 Kings Royal Cornhole Tournament will take place in the Multi-Purpose Building at 1 p.m. A few hours later, the attention switches over the STP display in the Fan Zone for a Twitter Q & A with Tony Stewart Racing driver Donny Schatz.

Things really heat up Saturday. Probably the biggest off-track buzz surrounds the Tony Stewart Foundation 50/50 Raffle benefitting the West Ohio Food Bank. The winner’s share will begin at $8,672 due to last year’s winning ticket never being claimed. Joining that frenzy will be the annual National Sprint Car Hall of Fame charity auction in the Multi-Purpose Building at 2:30 p.m. and the huge driver autograph session in the same building at 4 p.m.

A Kings Royal first will take place at 5 p.m. The drivers will remain at their chairs in the Multi-Purpose Building and the mandatory Kings Royal driver meeting will take place with the race fans in attendance.

From that, it all switches back to Eldora’s legendary high banks, the chase for $50,000 and the pomp and circumstances that go with the crowning of King XXXI.

Remaining race tickets and campsites for the Kings Royal weekend (July 11 & 12) or any other exciting Eldora event, are available by going online to www.EldoraSpeedway.com. Additionally, tickets and campsites may be purchased through the Eldora offices during normal business hours by calling (937) 338-3815 or on race day.

Race fans and race teams can get behind-the-scenes access by following @EldoraSpeedway on Twitter, hitting ‘Like’ at Facebook.com/EldoraSpeedway and view video highlights at YouTube.com/EldoraSpeedwayInc. Mobile device users can access the Eldora Speedway app for the iPhone, iPad and Android which are available for download via iTunes and Google Play.

 

 

Mark Dobmeier – Three Nights-Three Wins!

(Bill W) July 8, 2014 – Fourth of July week received all the fireworks it needed in the form of “Dynamite” Mark Dobmeier. The Grand Forks, North Dakota sprint car ace reeled off three wins in three nights, including a defeat of the World of Outlaws at the Huset’s Speedway near Brandon, South Dakota. Other wins came with a $3,000 score at Huset’s last Thursday and win at the hometown River Cities Speedway on Friday. This weekend finds the Lunstra/Dobmeier #13 team at their usual triumvirate of tracks, River Cities, Knoxville Raceway in Iowa and Huset’s, with a possible Thursday stop with the NOSA series at the Norman County Raceway in Ada, Minnesota.

Last Wednesday at Huset’s, Mark timed in sixth quick with the World of Outlaws. “We qualified in a tough spot to win the heat race,” he says. “We were able to get up to second. There was no chance of the Dash, so that put us starting tenth in the feature. We were running well though. We qualified well and ran well in the heat.”

It didn’t take long to make a charge in the main event. “We kind of got rock’n and rollin’ right away,” says Mark. “We were picking off cars right and left. We had a good car with potential, we just had to find our way through the frontrunners to get there. I knew we had a good car and I kept going at it.”

During his charge, Mark was spurred on by the Huset’s faithful. “We had a yellow and we were sitting in fourth place at the time,” he says. “I could actually hear the roar of the crowd sitting in the car. When there are 10,000 fans there on their feet cheering for you, it gives you a little extra jolt of adrenaline!”

The restart was a good one for Mark. “We were able to pick off (Donny) Schatz right away and got by Kinser,” he says. “We set our sights on (Sammy) Swindell. I knew we were a little better than him, because I got to him in a hurry. I just had to find a way around him. We came to a lapped car and he went to the inside of him, and I went around him on the outside. He spooked the lapped car up so I kind of wedged it through that hole. We made it through that unscathed, but we bent the left rear wheels a bit going for the lead. Fortunately, the tires stayed inflated.”

Another caution set up another double-file restart. “We ended up restarting right beside Sammy, and we had lane choice,” says Mark. “I wasn’t sure which lane to pick. He slid me a couple times from there. He tried one in three and four, and I was able to drive around him and take the lead for good at that point. I thought we were clean sailing, and then the track started taking rubber and the lapped cars got faster and faster. I had to hunker down on the bottom a little bit, and coming out of turn two I was slipping up a bit. I couldn’t hold it down there. On the final lap, Schatz showed me his nose on the backstretch and I was able to hold him off and finish it off. It was definitely an action packed race!”

Mark’s third career win with the Outlaws gave him momentum heading into a special $3,000 to win event on Thursday at Huset’s. “We qualified well (2nd), and started fifth in the feature,” he says. “I got to second behind (Terry) McCarl. He had a fast pace set zipping around the cushion. I could catch him, but I couldn’t do much with him. We had a lapped car towards the end to mix it up a little bit. He made a choice to go to the bottom, and couldn’t quite get by, so I snuck around him on the top.”

The second win in two nights set up his third at River Cities on Friday. “We started in the back of the heat, and we were able to win that,” says Mark. “We started ninth in the feature, and we got to a restart where I was sitting seventh. We were able to hit the top and get around six cars into second, and we got the lead with about ten to go. The track was definitely quite a bit drier than usual. It was just enough to make it work around the top.”

Saturday brought a diversion from the norm. “We tried to go to Knoxville on Saturday, and made it to Brookings, South Dakota before they called the races off,” says Mark. “I did something I hadn’t done in years, and I went to the parent’s lake cabin in northern Minnesota. I kind of surprised everyone there. They hadn’t seen me there in the summer for years. We had fun, and headed for Huset’s the next morning.”

Despite not getting another win, Mark managed a top five at Huset’s on Sunday. “It was a bit on the drier side,” he says of the track. “We qualified fourth and went from fifth to second in the heat. In the feature, we started seventh and ran fourth. It wasn’t a typical Huset’s track. It was gut slick from the top to bottom. You could run the heck out of the top but not gain much ground.”

The Lunstra/Dobmeier team would like to thank Senske and Son Transfer, Big Trucks by Jimco, Sioux Falls Ford, Steffe’s Auctioneers, Dammer Trucking, ACME Tool, Strong Box and Tire Boss for all their help!

 

 

Doty, Royal and Silver Cup - All On Deck for Danny Holtgraver! Upcoming ‘Outlaw’ Swing Begins Wednesday at Limaland

By Fully Injected Motorsports PR

Pittsburgh, PA (July 8th, 2014) - Danny Holtgraver and Hunter Racing will take-on the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series on four (4) consecutive occasions beginning Wednesday evening, July 9th in Lima, Ohio; racing against the best sprint car drivers in the world at three (3) of America’s most respected and well known short track events. Holtgraver, who pilots the Hunter Racing, Berlin Natural Bakery, Golden Flavor Sesame Sticks, Bonnell’s Rod Shop, Alternative Power Sources, WestView Motors, DKW Transport, no. 10H ‘410’ sprinter full-time in 2014, will kick-off his four-race swing with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series on Wednesday evening, July 9th at the Brad Doty Classic.

Following his visit to Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima, Ohio on Wednesday evening, July 9th for the annual Brad Doty Classic, Danny Holtgraver and Hunter Racing will venture even further west to the Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio for the infamous ‘Kings Royal;’ sanctioned by the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series. The 2014 edition of the ‘Kings Royal’ will launch on Friday evening, July 11th with the ‘Knight Before the Kings Royal’ preliminary event; featuring a full World of Outlaws program. The upcoming two-day Eldora Speedway weekend will be highlighted with the $50,000-to-win ‘Kings Royal’ on Saturday evening, July 12th. Holtgraver, who is a recent Eldora Speedway winner with the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions, qualified for the 2013 ‘Kings Royal’ at Eldora Speedway; finishing 19th officially.

Holtgraver’s upcoming four-race ‘Outlaw’ swing will come to a close on Tuesday evening, July 15th at the Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania. The Don Martin Memorial ‘Silver Cup’ will be the featured program at the Sarver oval next Tuesday evening; with two (2), 30-lap/$10,000-to-win World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series main events highlighting the midweek show. Holtgraver, a former Lernerville Speedway track champion and recent main event winner, has yet to earn a World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series main event victory, but will have two (2) opportunities to do so next Tuesday night in front of his home crowd. The Pittsburgh native’s best performance during a Silver Cup program was a runner-up finish back in 2012; earning the podium position during the first of two (2) twin features.

Those seeking additional information regarding the upcoming World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series programs, please visit the series live on the web at www.woosprint.com; or visit each facility live on the web at; www.eldoraspeedway.com, www.limaland.com or www.lernerville.com.

During recent sprint car competition, Danny Holtgraver and Hunter Racing recorded three (3) consecutive top-ten finishes. The six-time main event winner thus far in 2014 finished fourth (4th) with the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio last Thursday evening, July 3rd; followed by a fourth (4th) place performance at the Hilltop Speedway near Millersburg, Ohio during an ‘open’ event on Friday, July 4th. Holtgraver’s most recent weekend in competition ended with a sixth (6th) place finish; this time with the UNOH All Stars at the NAPA Wayne County Speedway near Orrville, Ohio on Saturday, July 5th.

News and information relating to Danny Holtgraver and Hunter Racing will be posted regularly right here at ‘FullyInjected.com’ during the entire 2014 season. Be sure to check out the official online home of Danny Holtgraver at www.dannyholtgraver.com; as well as keep up with the Pittsburgh native via social networks including twitter: @holtgraverd4 and facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DannyHoltgraverMotorsports

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Recent Highlights: Earned UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions win at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio on Saturday, June 21st; Earned ‘P.P.M.S’ win on Sunday, June 29th

2014 Wins: 6: (1-Butler Speedway (ASCoC) (MI); 2- Lernerville Speedway (PA); 1 - Mercer Raceway Park (PA); 1-Eldora Speedway (ASCoC); 1- Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway (PA))

Danny Holtgraver on YouTube: Here!

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Danny Holtgraver and Hunter Racing would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: Berlin Natural Bakery, Golden Flavor Sesame Sticks, Bonnell’s Rod Shop, Alternative Power Sources, WestView Motors, DKW Transport, North Hills Auto Body, Kistler Engines, Butler Built, Winters Rearends, J&J Chassis, VRP Shocks, Classic Ink, Simpson Racing and ‘FullyInjected.com’

 

 

Big Game Motorsports Washed Out at Knoxville Raceway Again

Inside Line Promotions - WINDOM, Minn. (July 8, 2014) - Rain prevented Big Game Motorsports driver Craig Dollansky from competing at Knoxville Raceway last Saturday for the fourth time in the last six weeks.

Dollansky, who ranks fourth in the championship standings at the famed half-mile track in Knoxville, Iowa, was set to take his impressive streak of back-to-back wins into the double-feature night. Unfortunately, it was cancelled because of the wet weather.

"We're hoping Mother Nature cooperates this weekend and we can get back to racing," he said.

The Big Game Treestands team is scheduled to return to Knoxville Raceway this Saturday.

Dollansky has three feature victories at the track this season, including the most recent two during weekly competition. He has also guided the Big Game Treestands team to a top 10 in every race at Knoxville Raceway since blowing a tire during the season opener.

"There's work to do here," he said. "We're still trying to get our arms around some stuff. There's a little bit of everything going on."

If all goes well, Dollansky and the Big Game Treestands team will also compete at Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D., this Sunday.

SEASON STATS -

17 races, 5 wins, 9 top fives, 12 top 10s, 13 top 15s, 16 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, and Sunday at Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BigGameTreestands.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Big-Game-Treestands/251832101535076?fref=ts

Aggressive Hydraulics: http://www.AggressiveHydraulics.com

MobileStar: http://www.MobileStar.us/mobilestarwebsite

BIG GAME TREESTANDS -

Established in 1977 in Windom, Minn., Big Game Treestands® has grown to be a leading company in the outdoor industry. Big Game Treestands® offers a Rock Solid™ line of field tested, safety certified above TMA requirements, welded steel stands & free standing elevated platforms that gives you not only a safe and extremely sturdy vantage point, but also reliable all-day comfort at a great value. Large, non-slip standing platforms, top-notch fastening systems, and our innovative pinned, sleeved ladder sections provide the Rock Solid™ stance, twist free climbing, and all around silence that Big Game Treestands® is known for. Non-glare, powder coat finish keeps our products hidden from nature's wary eye.

For over 30 years, it has been our goal and our philosophy to provide the most innovative and practical treestands and hunting accessories in the field. As tradition continues, we are Exceeding Limitations and once again providing new models that challenge Mother Nature. In 2012 Big Game extended the line into Trail Cameras known for the easy to set, great picture quality, and over all great camera. Eyecon Trail Cameras® exceeds the expectations of consumers. Big Game Treestands® and Eyecon Trail Cameras® offers undeniable quality on time-tested favorites as well as new innovations for 2013.

For more information on Big Game Treestands®, visit http://www.BigGameTreestands.com.

TRAIL CAMERAS -

Big Game Treestands® offers a variety of trail camera options that are user-friendly with exceptional imaging as well as a 120 degree pivoting head. New and improved cameras include the Jag, Mantis II, Frenzy, Storm II, Black Widow and Quick Shot. To learn more about or to purchase a trail camera, visit http://www.BigGameTreestands.com.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

Inside Line Promotions specializes in affordable public relations and media management for motor sports drivers, teams, sponsors, tracks, series, events, organizations and manufacturers. ILP Founder Shawn Miller leverages professional journalism with new media technologies and social networking to improve your exposure and the return on investment for your sponsors.

To meet the media relations needs of your program and to join Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or InsideLinePromotions@gmail.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

 

 

Baughman Set for Texas Doubleheader at Lubbock and Abilene This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - ODESSA, Texas (July 8, 2014) - Following a fun holiday weekend away from the track, Josh Baughman is back in action this weekend for a Texas doubleheader with the ASCS Lone Star Region.

Baughman will compete on Friday at Lubbock Speedway in Lubbock and on Saturday at Abilene Speedway in Abilene.

"Lubbock is a fun track," he said. "It's a big quarter mile or small 3/8 mile. It races different in both turns. You never know what you are going to get."

Baughman had maneuvered into the top 10 when he was involved in a race-ending crash during his lone event at the track earlier this season. A similar issue occurred during Baughman's only trip to Abilene Speedway.

"The last time we were there we got caught up with a lapped car," he said. "This time I need to be a little more patient. It usually gets real slick around the bottom. If you can figure out how to get around the top you have a good chance at winning it."

Baughman's last performance in late June yielded a pair of top 10s, which has provided him and his Jason Johnson Racing team with momentum.

"Momentum is good to have on your side," he said. "Right now we have some on our side and we're going to try to capitalize on it."

SEASON STATS -

26 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 9 top 10s, 14 top 15s, 20 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Lubbock Speedway in Lubbock, Texas, and Saturday at Abilene Speedway in Abilene, Texas, with the ASCS Lone Star Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoshBaughman.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Josh_Baughman17

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JoshBaughmanRacing

APPAREL -

Baughman will have t-shirts and hoodies available for sale at his race trailer throughout the season. For a list of his scheduled events, visit http://www.JoshBaughman.com.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Beard Equipment

Beard Equipment was founded in 2006 in Midland, Texas, on the belief that a need existed for a supplier of quality equipment with knowledgeable sales people and customer service. Beard Equipment originally serviced Texas exclusively, but expanded its reach in 2007 to surrounding states and nationwide in early 2011. For more information, visit http://www.BeardEquipCo.com.

"Beard Equipment has been on our car all year and they have helped us to get where we're at," Baughman said. "We look forward to getting them in the Winner's Circle this season."

Baughman would also like to thank Hollywood Blasting and Coating, Energy Equipment Co., Compression Generation Systems, Gleco Platings, Fischer Body Shop, Factory Kahne, B&H Industrial Supplies, FK Rod Ends, K&N Filters, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, MSD Ignition, Weld Wheels, Vortex Wings, Maxim Chassis, Moss Racing Engines and Oakley for their support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

Inside Line Promotions specializes in affordable public relations and media management for motor sports drivers, teams, sponsors, tracks, series, events, organizations and manufacturers. ILP Founder Shawn Miller leverages professional journalism with new media technologies and social networking to improve your exposure and the return on investment for your sponsors.

To meet the media relations needs of your program and to join Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or InsideLinePromotions@gmail.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

 
 
 
F.A.S.T. Update: Andrews and Veal Most Recent F.A.S.T. Winners
Chris Andrews On Top of $10,000 F.A.S.T. Standings Over Reed and Griffith

 

By Tyler Altmeyer: F.A.S.T. Public Relations/altmeyer119@gmail.com/(724)-954-4915

F.A.S.T. Promoter: Rich Farmer - (419) 307 - 4241 / www.fastondirt.com


 

Fremont, OH (July 8th, 2014) - The 2014 Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service campaign is officially beyond the halfway mark. With only seven (7) F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series events remaining on the 2014 schedule, and four (4) F.A.S.T. ‘305’ Championship Series events remaining, teams are running low on time to secure their spot at the top of the charts. The F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series hosted two (2) events during the most recent weekend; visiting Attica Raceway Park on Friday evening, July 4th, and Fremont Speedway on Saturday, July 5th. When it was all said and done, the weekend saw two (2) different drivers from two (2) different continents take to the winner’s stage; including the current F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series point leader, and an Australian invader.


 

Chris Andrews, who currently leads the Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘410’ Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service point standings, earned his second F.A.S.T. victory of the 2014 season on Friday night, July 4th at Attica Raceway Park. The Sandusky, Ohio native would hold off Brian Lay and Caleb Helms for the top spot on the podium. Byron Reed and Bryan Sebetto rounded out Friday night’s top-five finish. Andrews joins Brian Lay as the only repeat F.A.S.T. main event winners thus far in 2014.


 

It was all Jamie Veal during F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series main event action on Saturday evening, July 5th at Fremont Speedway. The Australian native survived a caution-loaded main event to earn a career-first Fremont Speedway victory, and a career-first Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service main event win. Veal would hold off Dean Jacobs and fellow Australian, James McFadden, for the 30-lap/$2,500 victory. McFadden, who was scheduled to be the evening’s pole sitter, decided to forfeit his starting position and start at the tail for a possible $5,000 bonus. Fortunately for Veal, McFadden’s charge from 20th ended in the third position. Byron Reed and Brian Smith rounded out the top-five on Saturday night. Chris Andrews, the current F.A.S.T. point leader, finished eighth (8th).


 

The Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service will take the upcoming weekend off before returning to competition on Friday and Saturday, July 18th & 19th at Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway. The July 18th program at Attica Raceway Park will have a little extra on the line; as the main event winner will earn $3,000. The JLH General Contractors Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘305’ Championship Series presented by Engine Pro will not return to competition until Friday and Saturday, July 25th & 26th.


 

Chris Andrews will lead the F.A.S.T. ‘410’ competitors into the July 18th & 19th weekend as the current championship point leader. Andrews leads the series with 1333 points. Byron Reed (1294), Caleb Griffith (1275), Brian Lay (1260) and Travis Philo (1115) round out the top five in the current F.A.S.T. championship. The 2014 champion will receive $10,000.


 

 

Upcoming Event Details:

 
Friday, July 18th - Attica Raceway Park - Attica, Ohio - Gates @ 5PM / Racing @ 7:45PM - $3,000-to-win
Saturday, July 19th - Fremont Speedway - Fremont, Ohio - Gates @ 4PM / Racing @ 7:00PM

 

*F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Events Only*


 

2014 Winners:


 

 

Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘410’ Winners:
410 Night #1 Attica Raceway Park (April 18th) - Tim Shaffer
410 Night #2 Fremont Speedway (April 19th) - Christopher Bell
410 Night #3 Attica Raceway Park (April 25th) - RAIN (No Make-Up Date)
410 Night #4 Fremont Speedway (April 26th) - Caleb Griffith
410 Night #5 Attica Raceway Park (May 16th) - Dale Blaney
410 Night #6 Fremont Speedway (May 17th) - Brian Lay
410 Night #7 Attica Raceway Park (June 6th) - Craig Mintz
410 Night #8 Attica Raceway Park (June 13th) - Chris Andrews
410 Night #9 Fremont Speedway (June 14th) - Brian Lay (2)
410 Night #10 Attica Raceway Park (July 4th) - Chris Andrews
410 Night #11 Fremont Speedway (July 5th) - Jamie Veal

 


 

Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘305’ Winners:

 

305 Night #1 Attica Raceway Park (April 18th) - John Ivy
305 Night #2 Fremont Speedway (April 19th) - Jimmy Colvin
305 Night #3 Attica Raceway Park (May 16th) - Jason Keckler
305 Night #4 Fremont Speedway (May 17th) - T.J. Michael
305 Night #5 Attica Raceway Park (June 13th) - Alvin Roepke
305 Night #6 Fremont Speedway (June 14th) - Bobby Clark

 


 

Looking Ahead:


 

 

Future F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Events:
Night #12 Attica Raceway Park - Friday, July 18th ($3,000)
Night #13 Fremont Speedway - Saturday, July 19th
Night #14 Attica Raceway Park - Friday, July 25th
Night #15 Fremont Speedway - Saturday, July 26th

 


 

 

Future F.A.S.T. ‘305’ Events:
Night #7 Attica Raceway Park - Friday, July 25th
Night #8 Fremont Speedway - Saturday, July 26th

 

Questions:


 

Those who are seeking additional information regarding the 2014 Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service, or the 2014 JLH General Contractors Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘305’ Championship Series presented by Engine Pro, can do so by logging on to the official online home of the Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Series at www.fastondirt.com. Updated information regarding the Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway can also be found on the web at; www.atticaracewaypark.com or www.fremontohspeedway.com.


 

Social Media:


 

Be sure to ‘like’ F.A.S.T. on Facebook at fb.com/fastondirt or follow @FASTseries on Twitter.


 

 

Current Championship Standings (As Of July 8th, 2014):
Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service:

 


 

1

16

Chris Andrews

2

1333

2

5R

Byron Reed

0

1294

3

40DD

Caleb Griffith

1

1275

4

45L

Brian Lay

2

1260

5

5T

Travis Philo

0

1115

6